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,J.T.OWEN SPECIAL THIS WEEK. 250 Children's Hats to clear at ls.ll £ d. Honestly worth 2s.lld and 3s.lid. 50 Hearth Rugs at 4-s.Ild. See the Value. The Cash consignments of Cotton* Blankets to hand, prices, ls.Ofd., Is.61d. ls.llfd.. 2.s.6d. each The Cash Draper, YSTALYFERA.
YSTALYFERA NOTES. On Saturday last, by special licence, a marriage was solemnised at Trebanos ,Church, between Miss Lizzie Nicholas, -eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Nicholas, of the Wern Fawr Hotel, and P.C. Carpenter, who was stationed at Ystalyfera some time a.go, and lately at Clydach. The bride wore a white I costume, and was accompanied by her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. Walters, but the proceedings were of a. very quiet nature on acoount of a recent bereavement in the family. P.C. Carpenter has been appointed to a station of his own, and took up duties at Park Mill on Wednes- day. On Tuesday afWtnoon Mrs. Car- penter was presented with a handsome silver teapot by the staff of the Wern Schools, where she has been a teacher for the last 12 years, and feelings of re- gret at her departure were expressed, as well as best wishes for her future happi- ness and well being. On Tuesday morning at Calfaria Chapel Clyda-eh, the marriage was solemnized of the Rev. W. D. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Alltygrug-road, and Miss Gwendoline Edwards, fourth daugh- ter of the late Mr. Thos. Edwards, of Pantteg. The Rev. E. D. Lewis, pastor of Caersalem, performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Willie Edwards, was charm- ingly attired in a cream cloth cœtume and black velour hat, and was accom-I panied by her sister, Miss Sarah -Edwards who acted as bridsmaid, and who wore a grey garbardine costume and black hat. The honeymoon is being spent in Cardiff. The Rev. W. D. Lewis is a minister very highly thought of in the Baptist de- nomination. He had a charge in Angel- sey for some time, but has lately been appointed to a large church in the Rhon- dda Valley. The young couple will go to their new home next week with the best wishes of a large circle of friends. The bride and bridegroom were the re- cipients of numerous and costly presents. On Saturday last at the Registry Office, Pontardawe, the marriage took place of Mr. George A. Cole, bioscope operator at the Col iseum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dole, Port Talbot, and Miss Edith Maud Davies, youngest daughter of the late Mr Wm. R. Davies, And Mrs. Davies, of GIanyrysgeI, Penywern-road, YstaJyfera. The bride, who was tastefully attired in .a navy blue costume and white velour hat, was given away by her brother, Mr. D. R. Davies, and was attended by Miss Florence Litson, a dainty little lady of ihreo years, and niece of the bride. The wedding party included Mr. and Mrs. i F. Litson and Mrs. D. R. Davies. The bride and bridegroom are very popular in the locality, and have been the re- cipients of many valuable presents. The honeymoon was spent in Port Talbot, but the future home of the young couple is at Glanyrysgol, Ystalyfera. Mr. John James, son of Mr. T. M. James, headmaster of Pantteg School, has joined the Breeknocks, and left for Pem- broke Dock on Wednesday. Mr. James has been for some time on the staff of Penrhos School, where he is exceedingly popular, and much regret has been ex- i pressed at his departure. On Tuesday afternoon a presentation was made to him by the scholars and staff of the school. Our readers will regret to learn that Lanoe-Sc-rgeant Hope (formerly the fore- man of the 'Llais' printing department) has been wounded while on agtive service in France, A letter received from him j will be interesting to his many friends. | He says :—"I was wounded by shrapnel a. week ago, and am now in hospital, j where I am getting the best possible care and attention. I underwent an operation on Sunday (19th), and am now progress- ing favourably, and hope to return to the firing line to throw some metal at the Germans in exchange for theirs. I am: in the best of health and spirits apart from the wounds. Emlyn Thomas (of: Ystalyfera) and I had an extremely nar- row esca.pe a fortnight ago. A large shell -dropping within a few feet of where we were working in the trench, but we es- caped with nothing worse than a shower of earth. I am expecting to go to Blightcy (England) in a few days." Since receiving the above letter we have learnt that Lance-Sergt. Hope haSI been removed -to Fort Pitt Hospital, Chatham, suffering from wounds in both legs, shoulder and arms. We wish him a speedy recovery. Mr. Iorwerth Beynofi Rees, of the staff of the Y stalyfera branch of the London and Provincial Bank, has been granted a commission in the Special Reserve of Officers. He is proceeding shortly for training, and will later be attached to the 7th Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, now on active service. In accordance with a resolution passed ;at the Welsh Baptist Union meeting at Aberdare, coll' ction.; were made last Sun- day at Zoar Chapel in aid of the Y.M. .;C.A. fund. On the previous Sunday a collection was taken in aid of the Russian Red Cross Society. A substantial sum -was realised on each occasion. The Soldiers' and Sailors' relief com- mittees are still working in a quiet and unostentatious manner for the. relief and of the men -who are fighting their count y s battle. The untiring local secretary• Mr^ Fredk. Rees (Bristol '!ou
(Continuing from preoeding column). party. Eulogistic verses were read by Mr. Griffiths, (Tarenydd), Messrs Evan Davies and W. J. Hopkin, and these were fol- lowed by an amusing sketch, "Wanted, a Housekeeper by a Bachelor." The role of bachelor was taken by Mr. John Mor- gan, B.Sc., and the applicants were Mis- ses M. Price, B.A., K. Roberts, B.A., and Mrs. Taliesyn Lloyd. The sketch and the natural manner in which it was acted evoked mnch merriment. Quartette, Mr. Dd. Owen and party; chorus "Dring i'r lan," the choir. The rendering of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," sung by Mr. E. R. Morgan and the audience, terminated a very enjoyable evening. The accompanist was Mr. W. J. Hopkins. Letters regret- ting inability to be present were received from Mr. J. Walter Jones, B.A., Rev. Ben Davies, Pantteg, and Mr. William George, who sent a number of congratu- latory vet-see which were read. On Wednesday nighlt Y Ddraig Gooh, assembling at Jerusalem Vestry, under the chairmanship of Mr Ben Jones, M.A., enjoyed a rare treat, namely a lecture by Eluned, on the subject, "Nehemiah." lovea-a of "yr hen iruith" tihomugbly enjoyed the feast of classic Wedeh, while the treatimen4: of tftie theme waa most impressive. At the close of the lecture, bardic eulogies were given by Tarrenydd, and also by Mre. Griffiths (his wife). A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Ehmed on the proposition of Mr Ben Jones,—(who gave several choice ex- cerpts from Eluned's writings)— seoonded by Miss Roberts, B.A. Mr. J. W. Morgan suggested that the II pipe be raised to the top level of the culvert. Unless something was done ( they would get no end of trouble. Only the other day a cask went down the cul- vert, and stood in the centre, with the result that Mr. Owen Jeffrey's garden was blown up. Mr. SAayn-o said the remedy was to place a wide grating at the top entrance to the culvert. The nthat would prevent any sticks or mattres.se.s going through. Mr. Ben Williams and Mr. D. R. Mor- gan agreed that something should be done at the inlet. A committee was formed to inspect the culvert. THE CWMTWRCIl ROADS. I IN A SCANDALOUS CONDITION. I Mr. Lewis Thomas called attention to the terrible condition of the roads at Cwmtwrch. He was afraid to go out to the roads to hear complaints from the people. He knew Mr. Watkins was do- ing his besio in the matter, but he would not be a party to completing the agree- ment with Mr. Wincott until the roads were put in order. Mr. J. W. Morgan They are the same in Cwmgiedd. MT. Tom Williams (chairman) said he was at Cwmtwrch last Sunday, and he found the roads to be in a scandalous condition. Mr. T. Watkins said Mr. Wincott (the contractor) had promised him several times to see to the roads. He had the men ready, but the weather was against him. Mr. Thomas said that Mr. Wincott had been telling them that for the last six months. He moved that if the work was not done in 14 days that the Council should do the work and charge it up to Mr. Wincott. Mr. Swanye (engineer) said he did not thi.nk there was any need for the resolu- tion because he had already written to Mr. Wincott giving him formal notice that unless he attended to the roads the Council would do it. Mr. Ben Williams seconded the resolu- tion, and was carried. THE CLERK OF THE WORKS. I Mr. D. R. Morgan asked if it was necessary to retain the services of the clerk of works (Mr. Leyshon). It was a big item to keep the clerk of works at £ 3 and not much work being done. Mr. Swayne said it would be very un- wise to dispense with the clerk of works in view of the work to be done. ECbNOMY IN LIGHTING. I In regard to the conference held with Mr Evan Lewis, Glais, in Tegard to economy in lighting, the following letter was read from the Glantawe Electric Supply "We have gone further into the matter of reduction in public supply at Ystrad- gynlais, and we find that the reduction of hours in the morning will save us very little, and further, the suspension of lights during June and July it not a material saving, the lights being 'lit at an average of only one hour each evening. We are prepared to meet the Council under the present circumstances to the extent of £ 160 per annum, such amount to be deducted at the rate of jS40 per quarter commencing from Dec. 31st, 1915. and to remain in force until the end of the present war, subject to the following conditions :— (1) The lights to be extinguished each evening at 10.30, except Saturday, which shall read as 11 p.m. (2) Ystradgynlais morning lights to be lit at 5.30, and extingushed at 6.45. (3) Abercrave morning lights to be lit at 6.30 and extingushed at 7.30. (4) The lights to be suspended each even- or morning on good moonlight night or mornings provided it is a clear night or morning. (5) The lights to be suspended entirely during June and July, provided the evenings a.re clear. It is, of curse, understood that we shall, regardless of the above conditions, keep the districts properly lit on any dark evenings. Trusting that the above terms will meet with your Council's ap- proval. It was decided to accept the terms sub- ject to slight alteration in the time of lighting. NEW M.O.H. I There was only one application for the post of medical officer of health in place of Dr. Richards, who has resigned, and this was from Dr. Edmund Walsh. Mr. Ben Williams moved, and Mr. Lewis Thomas seconded, and Mr. J. W. Morgan supported that Dr. Walsh be appointed. This was unaiiimously a.greed to. I PREPARING BOOKS FOR AUDIT. I A letter was received from Mr Leysnon Watkins enclosing an account for £20 for preparing books for audit for the half year ending March 31st. The matter was discussed in committee and it was decided to pay the amount. NO MORE MONEY. A letter was read from the Public Works Loan Board to the effect that the Local Government Board had had for- warded them a. copy of a correspondence which had passed between that depart- ment and the Council with regard to the works in respect of which a loan of £33,778 in October 1914, and they were to state that in view of the strong opinion expressed by the L.G.B. in their letter of September 29th and November 3rd, 1915, no further advances in re- spect of th loan could be made at pre- sent. THE COUNCIL HOUSES. Mr. Cooke Rees reported that the Ys- tradgynlais and Colbxen houses were not yet quite ready, but he hoped they would bo finished in about two weeks' time. PROPOSED COUNCIL OFFICES. Mr. J. W. Morgan reported that the committee appointed to inspect certain premises proposed for Council offices had not met, and he suggested that they should do so after the meeting, and be- fore they partook of the lunch by Dr. Walsh. Clerk Do you mean after the lunch ? Mr. J. W. Morgan No, before the lunch. Mr. Le,}\'i.<; Thomas I am afraid you would not be able to see them then. (Laughter.) Clerk There was a suggestion that we should meet in Pontardawe and ha\e offices there. Mr. D. R. Morgan remarked that the offices should be located at Ystradgynlais, and that the clerk and officials should be seen there at stipulated hours. Mr. Ben Williams said he thought that now wag an opportune time to make a personal explanation in ordor to make his programme clear in regard to his attitude on the Council offices. He would say again quite frankly that he was against a lagre expenditure on offices. He was not against having central offices. He believed they should be at Ystradgynlais, but he was against the exorbitant ex- penditure proposed, which would not be sanctioned at present by the Local Gov- emment. Board. (Hear, hear. It was decided that the committee should inspect the houses after the meet- ing. THE LAND AT THE SQUARE. I Two tenders were received for the land at the Square. They were as follows Mr. J. W. Morgan, JS4 per annum, for the purpose of a garden, and Messrs Edwards and Page, £ 5 per annum. Mr. J. Howells asked" hat Messrs. Edwards and Page wanted the land for. None of the members could reply to the question. Mr. D. R. Morgan said that when they had a cinema. on the Square it caused a good deal of unpleasantness on account of the noise. Hr Howells said they must consider that there was a chapel adjoining the Square, and they must- consider com- plaints from there. Mr. W. Walters thought that Messrs Edwards and Page wanted the land to keep others away. Mr. J. W. Morgan said that as he had no garden he was prepared to give L2 or JE2 10s. for half the land. There would be nothing as far as he was concerned which would be a nuisance to the chapel. Mr. D. R. Morgan thought the place should be kept open for the children. Mr. Dd. Lewis suggested that they should ascertain from Messrs. Edwards and Page what they props.ed doing with the land. This was agreed to. At the afternoon session a. letter was received from Messrs. Edwards and Page. They stated that their intention was to let it for shows and faiTS and erect a hoarding for billposting purposes. Mr. D. R. Morgan said that when he was on the way to the afternoon session he was approached by a very important resident of Ystradgynlais, who was pre- pared to give L5 a year for the land. His idea was to use the place for work- men's meetings, or demonstrations or fairs. The resident assured him that there would be notking held there which would interfere with the services at Sar- dis Chapel. He also proposed to leave it open for the children as a. recreation ground. Mr. Rees Chapman sa.id they should certainly leave it open for the children and for public meetings, etc. The Chairman said that before the Council took over the land MT. Walters, of the Yniscedwyn Arms wag paying about 9,16 a. year for the land, and he used to make P,20 to j525 on a fair day. Personally he would like to defer the matter for a month in ordøt- to see wha-t Sardis would offer for the land. Mr. D. R. Morgan asked the surveyor whether it was true that one of the local councillors was using his influence to induce show caterers away from the Square to seme other land during fair time. The matter was deferred for a month. I NO REPORT. I Item 15 on the agenda was "to roceivet report of medical offioer of health (to be read)" The Clerk said he had no report to road. He had written to Dr. Richards conveying the sentiments of the Council a.t the last meeting, but had received no rply. In his opinion they were in an awkward mess. If they failed to get the. doctor's annual report they would lose their contribution from the L.G.B. Ur. D. R. Morgan said he had brought, the same matter up at the last meeting- and lie was rather surprised that nothing- had come to hand from Dr. Richards. The annual report, which should be in the hands of the printers in May last,, had not yet come to hand. It was decided that the clerk should again write to Dr. Richards asking for- an explanation. The clerk was also asked, to withhold money due to Dr. Richards- after the end of December until an ex- -n-) b er until aii (-x- planation was forthcoming. A BREEZE. I NEW MEMBER AND SANITARY INSPECTOR. A letter was read from Mr. Rees Wil- liams, Giynmeurig Farm, Cwmtwreh, in regard to a broken pipe on his farm. Mr. Ben Williams asked the surveyor if he had received the complaint. Mr. G. J. Rees (inspector) said that, he had received a communication, but. had transferred it to the surveyor for attention. Mr. Williams interposed, but Mr. Dd. Lewis, who also rose, demanded tha.t Mr. Rees should complete his statement. Mr. Rees said that the matter under discussion to his department. He said ho- was surprised at Mr Williams making misstatements against him. Mr. W illiams asked what the ii-slpctar was talking about? Mr. Rees (heatedly) replied that he. knew his duties before Mr. Williacms.- came there.. Mr. Williams (surprised) Lock here what are you talking about. The Clerk said he failed to see the need of the trouble. It was only a. com- plaint made to the wrong official. Ith- should have been addressed to Mr. Wat- kina instead of to Mr. Rees. Mr. Dd. Lewis also said it was a puree misunderstanding. Mr. Rees again said he was surprised, with Mr. Williams, who was only a ser- vant the same as himself. He felt tliate- Mr. Williams should exercise a, little more care before reflecting upon an offi- cer. Mr. WilLams: Mr. Chairman. Have I come here to be lectured by HW* I have done wrong in addressing my question to the wrong party then I < apologise. The matter then dropped. I DEARTH OF MAGISTRATES. Mr,. J. Howells referred to the fact that several justices in the Ystradgynlais district had been removed through deaths old age, and left the neighbourhood. It was decided to approach the LortI Lieutenant of the county on the matter.
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YSTRADGYNLAIS COUNCIL I AFFAIRS
YSTRADGYNLAIS COUNCIL I AFFAIRS. New Gurnos Member. I ■■ LOCAL RATEPAYER AINI) I COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CLERK. The monthly meeting of the Ystradgyn- lais Council was held on Thursday, Mr. Thos. Williams, J.P., presiding. Others present werel Messrs. Dd. Lewis, Rhys Chapma.n, Ben Williams, J. Howells, J. W. Morgan, D. R. Morgan, L. Thomas, W. Walters, Thos. Watkins (engineer), G. J. Rees (sanitary inspector), and J. Jestyn Jeffreys (clerk). NEW GURNOS MEMBER. The first business was to take the de-I claration of Mr. Ben Williams, the newly co-opted member for the Gurnos Ward. THE LAST AUDIT. I Arising out of the minutes, Mr. Lewis I Thomas called attention to an item in regard to the special meeting held on November 11th at Pontardawe. The item related to the audit, and was as follows "The Clerk stated that Mr. William Morgan, Glanrhyd-road, had made cer- tain complaints concerning him to the auditor, and he (the clerk) read a. writ- ten report dealing with the whole sub- ject matter of the complaints. "Resolved unanimously that the ex- planation given by the clerk is entirely satisfactory and in the circumstances the comnlaints were uncalled for." Mr. Thomas asked if there was any further report, and if the audit had finished. Clerk Yes, sir. Mr. Thomas Everything pass-ed satisfac- torily ? Clerk Yes sir. Mr. Thomas That is all I wanted to know. Mr. Ben Williams asked if it was a ratepayer who had made these complaints and had gone over to Neath. The Clerk replied in the affirmative. j Mr. Williams asked if it was not pos- sible to have the audit in Ystradgynlais. The Clerk replied that in the old days the audit was held at Pontardawe, but that was found to be very inconvenient for everybody. Then the audit was held in Neath, at the clerk's offioe. He be- lieved that the audit had to be held in a public building. I Mr. Wm. Walters said that when they advocated having the clerk's office at Ystradgynlais Mr. Williams was one of I the biggest opponents of the scheme. Mr Williams said he would defend him- self on that point, and answer any charge against him in due time. (Laughter.) He had never seen any notice of the audit. Of course, it may have been in the papers but he had not seen them. If the rate- payer referred to had attended the audit to lodge complaints, if he thought he was in the right, he was to be admired, for doing so. Mr. Lewis Thomas said he felt strongly on the matter that the audit should be held in Ystradgynlais. The Clerk said he would write to the auditor and state the wishes of the Coun. cil. Mr. J. W. Morgan said it was for the Council to agree and get an office in Ystradgynlais as soon as possible. The matter then dropped. AN OVERWORKED CULVERT. I When the agreement came forward in regard to the sewerage contractor, Mr. J. W. Morgan said a pipe had been laid through the centre of a culvert at the back of his house. The culvert was only six feet wide, and when there were heavy rains the culvert was blocked and the water flooded Gough-buildings. The Chairman ruled that the matter was out of order at that stage. Mr. J. Howells also spoke on the mat- ter. He said he had visited the culvert on Monday night. Mr. Lewis Thomasasked who was ruling that meeting. The chairman had already ruled that Mr Morgan was out of order on the same point. If they went on like that it would be more like an anarchist In a later discussion regarding the culvert, Mr. J. Howells again referred to the flooding of Gough-buildings. On Monday night he found all kinds of ar- ticles in the culvert, such as sticks, old buckets, mats, and mattresses there.
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I CONGREGATIONAL PASTOR EN- LISTS. -Hexham Congreg 1 tiooual Church ha»~ granted leave of alx-. nce to its /minisrtei"* the Rev. W. Ellis Pearson) to enable him to enlist.
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Dr. Bevan, Biship of Swansea, left for India on Wednesday to join the Brecon Territorial Battalion, of which he is chaplain.
A Lady's Terrible Sufferings. From Indigestion And How They Were Ended. Mother Seigel's Syrup has been our family remedy for over 30 years, and we have found it all that it was said to be—'A remedy for Indi- gestion.' There were times when it seemed an impossible task to raise my hand to my head; I suffered so terribly from pains at the chest and Bide after eating. For 16 years I con- tinued to suffer, and my parents then decided* to try your Mother Seigel's Syrup in my case. Very soon an improvement set in, and I gradually grew stronger and thus passed a critical stage. I am now cured. I am certain if Mother Seigel's Syrup is given a fair trial, there is nothing to equal it for Indigestion.* Letter from. Miss E. Howe, 176, Mcrridge. Spaxton, Somerset, dated July 6th, 1915. Put it to the test yourself if you suffer from Indigestion or Stomach and Liver Troubles. ;18'