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BMHHIIH ESTABLISHED 1854. DAVID TITUS WILLIAMS IBOOIECBIlsriDIEJIR,, Etc., I CHAPEL ST., CARMARTHEN. Magazines, Periodicals and all kinds of Publications Bound to suit the owner's taste. Hymn Books, Bibles, etc., repaired and re-covered. Books Bound in Publishers' Cases at Publishers' Prices. BOOKBINDING TO THE TRADE. WANTED FOR ARMY SERVICE CORPS (Mechanical Transport) FITTERS, TURNERS, BLACKSMITHS & COPPERSMITHS. PAY 6/- per Day and Separation Allowance, which varies according to size of family. FREE FOOD and CLOTHING. Age 18 to 45. Slight Medical Defect No Object. APPLY IMMEDIATELY NEAREST RECRUITING OFFICE. GOD SAVE TH-E ZECIIsTG-T -¡ T — MISSES LEWIS & CLARE High-Class Milliners Cavendish House, 41 King St., Carmarthen. WATCHES & CLOCKS REPAIRED. JEWELLERY REPAIRED LIKE NEW. GILDING AND ELECTRO PLATING. HIGH-CLASS WORKMANSHIP. ESTIMATES GIVEN ALL WORK GUARANTEED T JOHN WILLIAMS Watchmaker, Jeweller, & Silversmith, 9 & 10 Lammas Street, OARMARTIIE^ Established 1836. ST PETER'S, CARMARTHEN THE FORTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CH&ISTMAS TBEE -will be held at thb ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CARMARTHEN 0.11 THURSDAY, 6th JANUARY, 1916, WHBN- LADY STAFFORD HOWARD Has kindly consented to open the Tree < AT 2.30 P.M. ADMISSION ONE SHILLING. a Contributions are earnestly solicited, and should be sent to any of the following Stall-holders ViCABAGE STALL-Mrs Parry Griffiths, The Vicarage. "FANCY STALL-Mrs Lester, Furnace Lodge. ■ FANCY & Toy STALL—Miss White, King Street. Do. do. —St. Peter's Church Choir. (Contributions to go to Mrs Reeves, 54a King-st.) REFRESHMENT STALL—Mrs Spurrell, The Misses Spurrell, and Mrs De Rees, Picton Terrace. -FARmzBs' STALL-Mrs James Jones, Cwmoernant Farm Mrs Stephens, The A venae; Miss Jones, Floiida House. SWEET STALL—Mrs D. Pughe Evans, The Parade. TEA. STALL—Mrs Evan Jones, Greenbank. COFFEE STALL—Mrs Lapham Thomas, Mrs Nicholas, King Street; Miss Mary Davies, 106 Priory Street. The Proceeds will be devoted to various important Parochial objects. ———— W. S. MORHIS, Wholesale Grocer, Corn, Flour and Seed Merchant, O-A. RMARTHEIT. Nat. Telephone, 50. Telegrams, Morris, Merchant Carmarthen." SEND FOR PRICE LISTi — LL. REES JONES — MARKET I. HALL —CARMARTHEN,— ARE NOW SHOWING A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF LADIES & CHILDREN'S Millinery, Costumes, Coats and Paletots, TO SUIT ALL CLASSES. Noted House for General Drapery, Furnishing, and Gent's Mercery. /V' THE ABOVE ESTABLISHMENT WILL BE CLOSED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, Saturday, January 1st, 1916. TO ADVERTISERS. PREPAID SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISING IN THE "REPORTER. No. of One Three Six Words. Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. d a d a d 20 1 0 2 3 3 6 28 1 6 36 4 6 36 2 0 4 0 5 6 44 2 6 4 6 6 6 The above scale only applies to the Situations, To Lets," and" To be Sold by Private Treaty," clases of Advertisements, and must be paid for in, advance, or the ordinary credit rate will be charged, HALFPENNY STAMPS, or Postal or Poat Office Orders, payable to M. LAWRENCE, at Carmarthen, Replifis may be made addressed to the Reporter Office, and will be forwarded to advertisers when stamped envelopes are sent. TO LET, COTTAGE; five rooms and large garden.—Apply, Rogers, Oakfield, Carmarthen I IN MEMORIAM CARDS—We have a large and assorted stock to select from. Prices to suit all classes.—Reporter Office, Carmarthen. JAMES JONES, Billposter and Advertising Agent for Kidwelly and neighbouring Villages. All work duly executed. Address.Station Road, Kidwelly. VISITING CARDS from Is 6d for 50; Printed on Ivory Cards.—Reporter Office, Carmarthen. WANTED, APPRENTICE to the Ironmongery —Apply, John Colby Evans, Ironmonger, 122 Lammas Street, Carmarthen. WEDDING CAKDS-Prices and Btyles to suit all Classes, Speciment Book, containing the Latest and Choicest Designs, sent on application.— Rtporter Office, Carmarthen. WANTED, Out-door APPRENTICES (Male and Female) for the General Furnishing.— Harries, Towy Worm, Ltd., Carmarthen. Harries, Towy Worm, Ltd., Carmarthen.
INTERCESSION SERVICES ON SUNDAY
INTERCESSION SERVICES ON SUNDAY. His Worship the Mayor will attend St. Peter's Church on Sunday, January 2nd, on the occasion of the special intercession service at 11 a.m., and also Water st. Chapel on the Sunday evening at 6.30 p.m.
SOLDIERS SUPPER. On Christmas Night a sumptuous supper was organised by the Secretary of the Soldiers Club to the men now billeted in the town. The treat was given on the Club premises. After the supper each man was presented w'th a bag containing nuts, sweets, fruit and cigarettes. Various local people contributed in money and kind to the treat. A musical entertainment followed. Mr Tom Lloyd and Mr F. W. Watta accompanied, and the following took part: Mr Lewis Giles, Mr D. Bartlett, Mr T. Jones, Sapper Jones, and the Town Clerk (Mr H. B. White) The Rev Principal Parry presided.
OARMARTHEXSHIRE INFIRMARY I
OARMARTHEXSHIRE INFIRMARY. I The House Committee beg to acknowledge with many thanks the xeceipt of the following gifts—5 os, Messrs Griffiths and Bolton, The Empire Theatre; vegetables and fruit, Mrs Spence Jones, Cwmgw-ili; cake, Lady Philipps, Cloornb; periodicals, Mrs Gwynne Hughes, Glancothi; Mr R. M. James, Notts square.
EISTEDDFOD AT FERRYSIDE
EISTEDDFOD AT FERRYSIDE. A successful eisteddfod was held at Bethana, Ferryside, on Christmas night, the adjudicator being Mr John Rees, Pontypridd. Mr 1. H. Ungoed Thomas, solicitor, Carmar- then, presided. The following were the chief awards:— Soprano or tenor solo: Miss M. Williams, My nyddygarreg. Contrato or bass: Mr Jack Thomas, Carmar- then. Open recitation: Mr Gravell, Mynyddgarreg Champion solo: Miss H. J. Jones, Carmar- then,. Party of twelve: Mr Wrn. Jones and party, Carmarthen.
JANUARY FAIRS f
JANUARY FAIRS. f 1. LlanfLhangel-ar-Artth. 3. LLandys&ul. J 6. Fishguard. 3 11. Lampeter, Newcastle Ernlyn. 6 12. Niarberth. 14. Newcastle Emlyn and Adpai*. 17. Llandovery, Letterston. I
Christmastide at Carmarthen a
Christmastide at Carmarthen. ) a Christmas Day was celebrated at Carmar- j then very quietly this year. The attenda-nce 1 at all the religious services was unusually large. ST. PETER'S CHURCH. i The services at St. Peter's Church on £ Christmas)Day commenced at 7 a.m., when the Holy Communion wascelebrated by the Vicar (the Rev B. Parry Griffiths). There was also a service at 8 a.m. at which the Rev Dr Caleb Hughes and the Rev W. liar Edwrads offi- ciated. The latter service was fully choral, feeing sung to Merbecks setting harmonised by Stainer. A large number of soldiers were present at the 11 a.m. service. The Oom- muniion service was A;fUIlIg to Eyre's setting, and the choir rendered the anthem, "0 Come, Redeemer of Mankind" (A. M. Miarchant). The solos were taken by Mr Lewis Giles and Master Ken Nicholls. Dr Hughes preached. On Sunday afternoon a children's service was held at which carols were rendered. An a,ddiress was delivered by Dr Hughes. The musical portion of the service, both vocal and instrumental, were very fine during the Chriatma.s services, and reflected great credit on Mr Harold Malkin, F.R.C.O., organist and choirmaster. The services at St. John's "élSlh Church commenced with "Plygain" at 6 a.m. The Rev Basil Herbert delivered an address, and the Rev W. liar Edwards and the Rev Basil Herbert celebrated the Holy Communion. The music was the serttcng by T. Edwards. Mr F. W. Watte led the choir which rendered suit- able anthem. On Sunday evening the children of the Sunday School held a "pwnc," and sang caron. Mr W. Bartlett, who taught the chil- dren the carols, is to be congratulated on his success. At Towysdde Mission Church a Communion service was celebrated at 7.30 a.m. by Dr Caleb Hughes. and at Cambrian Place Church by the Rev liar Edwards. ST. DAVIDS. In St. David's pariah there were celebrations of the Holy Communion at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., and 11 a.m Mr B. Isaac presided at the organ at St. Davids and Mr Charlies Wilford at Christ Church The clergy who took part in the various services were the Vicar (Rev Griffith Thomas), Rev Principal Parry, Rev M. Gelly, and the Rev Gwyn Jones. On the evening of Christmas Day a carol service was held at Christ Church. ST. MARY'S R.C. CHURCH. At St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Christmas Day, Low Mas was celebrated at 6.30 a.m. and the services were continued until 10 a.m. when there was a military mam The Church was filled to overflowing with members of the regiments billeted in the town. The service was a "Mifesa Cantata." The Rev Father Nicholas officiated. Mies Cooke acted alS roganist. Rev Father Thomas afterwards gave ''Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament." ENGLISH WESLEYAN. A service was held at the English Wesleyan Cliapel on Christmas Day at 11 a.m. The Rev Vincent Taylor preached, and there was a large attendance of Nonconformist soldiers. At the Sunday service, the anthem "0 love, Divine," was rendered by Miss Gwladys Bradbury Jones. Miss Ethel Jones was tthe organist. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. Seasonable entertainment was provided for the inmates of the various public institutions in the town. THE WORKHOUSE. At thie, Workhouse the dinner Consisted of roast beef, vegetables, plum puddings and mineral waters. Tobacco, oranges, nuts were also provided. The visiltors included the Clerk to the Guardians (Mr John Saer), Rert A. F. | Mills, Mrs Issac and Miss Mills, Mr J. P. Lewis, Coun. Geo. James, and, Mr J. T. Davies. Durimg the dinner, pianoforte selec- tions were rendered by Miss Dessie Evans. The cake and crackers formed the afternoon repast. The house was beaurtSsFuly deco/tfted. The holly was given by Mrs Richards, PenceIIy issa, Llanstephan. On Wednesday Mrs Asitlett (Bolaihaul) and Miss Armstrong (on behalf of Mrs Banker, of OakHands) visited ilia house and distributed giftis to the inmates. Mrs Astlett made the following entry in the Visitor's Book "I have visited the patients of this institution and met many old friends and was glad to hear how very oomfortJable amd happy and contented they were they spoke very highly of Mr and Mrs Price." The Rev A. Fuller Mills made the following report:—I visited the House on Christmas Day and am pleased to report that the provi- sion madle for the inmates on Christmas Day was in every sense satisfactory. The tables were laid out tastefully, the dining room was never better decorated, and an air of oheer- fuilness and content characterized the place. I spoke a few words to them aftfar dinner and so also did Mr Saer, our CHerfc. The National Anthem was heartily sung. The Master and Matron deserve praise for the entire aspect of things. I also went into the sick wards and found happiness) there." On Christmas might the Carmarthen Young Choristers Society, led by Mr Jack Lewis, gave concer at the Workhouse. The fallowing was the programme: Solos Md Messrs Willie Lloyd, W. Williams, D. R. Phillips, and the Misses May Lewis, Ceidwen Davies, May Jones ,&nd Daisy Williams j-musical selections, Mr A. 1. Jones part songs:, the choir. THE COTTAGE HOME. At the Cottage Home the children had a dinner of goose, vegetables and plum pudding. In the morning all the children had attended Divine worship at their own churches. The Clerk (Mr John Saer), the Rev A. F. Mills, Mrs Isaac, Miss Mills, Coun. Geo. James and Mr J. Ptatgonia Lewis were amongst the visitors. The Foster Mother of the Cottage Home (Mrs Evans) desires to acknowledge gifts sent by Mrs Isaac and Miss Mills, Rev Griffith Thomas, Mrs Thresh, Mr Townsend, Mrs Hodges, Mrs O. E. Davies, Mr Rowland Phillips, and Mr Geo. James. During the year the proprietors of the Picturedrome had allowed the children free I admision once a fortnight to the performances. MENTAL HOSPITAL. The patients of the Joint Counties Mental Hospital haid a Chrisftiimaa Tree1 on Friday even- ing, and gifts were distributed to all. Christ- mas Day was observed as a holiday, no avoid- aiM work being done; a dinner of roast beef, plum pudding and vegetables was provided for the patients in the dining hall. On Christmas morning Divine service was held in the dhapel. The Rev J. Marsden officiated. Apprporilatte hymns were sung. Mr Savage acted as organist. At the service on Sunday morning Dr Doig aefted as organist. RED CROSS HOSPITAL. At the Carmarthen Red Cross Hospital, the soldiers had a social on Monday evening. On Tueedtay a concert was given at the hospital by the Carmarthen Young Choristers, led by Mr Jack Lewis.. The concert opened with the rendering of HGod save the King," followed by the Russian National Anthem. The pro- gramme was as follows.—Solo, Miss May Lewis; violin Solo, Mr A. 1. Jones hymn tune, "Aberystwyth," Choir; recitation, "Aunt Talbitha," Miss Eluned Phillips (encored); solo, Mr W. Williams; Belgian and French National Anthems, Choir; instrumental solo, Mr A. I. Jones (encored); Welsh songs, "Hob y Deri Dando" and "Ar hyd no Nos," Chair; solo. Miss May Diavies; recitation, "Snow,"
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Iirsi Eluned Phil/l i PIS., (encored); chorus, "Efe Ddaw," Choir; finale, "Hen wlad fy flxadau." On Wednesday evening the soldiers iiad a Christmas Tree. INFIRMARY. The usual Christmas c'inner was provided for he patients at the Carmarthenshire Infirmary md on Wednesday evening a concert was iven to the patients by the Young Choristers. Mr Price (Master of the Carmarthen Work- house) presided1. The. following programme eras gone through. Part song, the choir; wilo Mr W. Wriillrima; solo, Mrs Hubert Cooke; solo, Miss May Lewis; part song, the choir; viiolin solo, Mr A. I Jones (encored); solo, Mr Willie Lloyd; solo, Miss Daisy Williams (en- oored); recitaltion Mr A. 1. Jones; solo Miss Oeildwen Davies; part song, the choir; duett, Mr and Mrs Hubert Cooke; song, Mr D. R. Phillips; solo, Miss May Jones (encored); solo Miss Daisy Wi Liams. Mr W. David Thomas (Secretary to the Infirmary) thanked the choir for their kindness in entertaining the inmates
The Question of Health
The Question of Health The question of health is a matter which it tore to concern us at one time or another when Influenza is so provalent as it if just now, eo it is well to know what to taxe to ward off an attack of this nnet weakening disease, this epidemic catarrh or oold of an aggravating kind, to combat it whilst uuder its baneful influence, and particularly after an attack, for then the system is So lowered as to be liable to the most dangerous of com- plaints. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bittera is aoknowlooged by all who have given it a fair trial to be the best specific remedy dealing with Influenza in all its various stages, beina a Preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purifjjing and enriching agents, suitable for the hrer, digestion, and all those ailments requiring bonic strengthening and nerve increasing propei ties. It is invaluable for those suffer- ing from colds, pneumonia, or any serious ill new, or proetration caused by sleeplessness, or worry of any kind, when the body has < general feeling of weakness or lassitude. Send for a copy of the pamphlet of testi- monials, which carefully read and consider well, then buy a bottle (sold in two sices, 205 9d and 4s 6d) at your nearest Chemist or Stares, but when purchasing see that the name "Gwilym Evans" is on the label, stamp and bottle, for without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors, Quinin" Bittars Manufacturing Company, Limited, lianelly, South Wales.
Storm in Garmarthnn District
Storm in Garmarthnn District GREAT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. The tsorm which raged over the British Isles on Monday caused great damage in the Car- marthen district. Trees feliaoross the road and smashed the telegraph and telephone wires. For 24 hours Carmarthen was out off from telephone and telegraphic communication with the outside world. Local telegrams were forwarded by train whilst the lines were being repaired The streets of Carmarthen were littered with slates and tiles. The ca-pital of the spire of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church was knocked off by the branch of a tree. The weather cock on the Guildhall assumed an oblique attitude. A good deal of damage of a minor kind was done to the roof of Chrisft Church. Fifteen of the oldest trees on the estate of the Mental Hospital were 'blown down At Llanddarog, the greater palit of the roof was blown off the Methodist Chapel At Cwm felin farm a falling tree damaged the building considerably At Brynglas farm, Llangunnock a new out building was greatly damaged by the wind Fortunately no loss of life is reported.
Local Weddings. RICH ARDS—POWELL. A very prert/ty wedding was solemnised at St. Peters Church, Carmarthen, on Boxing Day, the contracting parties being Mr Jack Richards, youngest son of Mrs Richards, of Wood's-row, Carmarthen, and Miss Emily Powell, daughter of Mr Robert Powell, Llan- elily. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar of St. Peters (Rev B. Parry Griffiths, M.A.). The bride, who was given away by Mr John Evans, The Avenue, Carmarthen, was attended by two bridesmaids, Misses Millie and Ethel Powell, while Mr Robert Thomas', Carmarthen, carried out the duties of best mrun. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the home of Mr Robert Thomas, Priory street, Carmarthen (brother-in-law of the bridegroom). The happy couple left by an early brain for Cardiff en route for London, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bridegroom is well known in Carmarthen, being one of the prominent players of the Harlequin R.F.C. THOMAS—JONES. On the 28th inst. the marriage took place at Elim Congregationa Chapel, Carmarthen, of Mies May Jones, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Jones, Side House, Johnstown, Car- marthen, and Mr T. M. Thomas, eldest son of Mr and Mrs D. Thomas, Caeremlyn, Whit- land, at present headmaster of Bankffosfelen School, Pontyberem. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev D. Roberts (pastor). LOtNGDEN— J AMES. On Monday a marriage was celebrated at Christ Church, Barton Hill, Bristol, between Sergt. E. Longdlen and Miss Dorcas Lillie James The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr A James, Cardiff, was attired in a grey costume. She was attended by her sister, Miss Elsie Jtames, and by the Misses Doris and Bessie Longden (sisters of the bride- groom), who acted as bridesmaids. The brides- maids wore navy blue costumes. The best mian was Trooper Wilmot, Somerset Yeomanry The Rev De Lacy O'Leary officiated. The pre- sents included gifts from the officers, N.C.O's and staff of the Carmarthen Recruiting Office. CRANMlER—D A VIES. On Thursday morning a, quiet wedding was celebrated at St. Peters Church, Carmarthen between the Rev C. D. Granmer, of Hudders- fieM, and Miss Gwladys Diavies, daughter of Mr Dd Davies, King street, Carmarthen. The Rev B. Parry Griffiths, vicar of St. Peters officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an an-belope coloured velours Cloth wstume with back picture hat and black furs. Miss Mary Evans (niiece of Mr Henry Howell, J.P.) acted as ^bridesmaid. She wore a fawn costume with hat to match. Captain Gly n Davies, brother of the bride, acted as the best man.
CARMARTHEN VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS
CARMARTHEN VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS. Ordere for week ending January 8th, 1916. The range is open for praotice and class firing on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Drill, 3 o'clock Thursday (if wet) range will be open. Saturday, 3 o'clock; Sunday, 2.30. All members are requested to fall in at the Market-place at 10.30 on Sunday morning, to accompany the Mayor to St. Peter's Church. Brassards to be worn. By order, Lieut.-Col. F. D. WILLIAMS-DRUMMOND, Company Commander.
MAYORS RELIEF IN BELGIUM FUND
MAYOR'S RELIEF IN BELGIUM FUND. Llandefeilog Church £ 4. Tabernacle Chapel: kl 10s. Refugees at Rhydygors Is 6d.
MAYORS BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND
MAYOR'S BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND. Tabernacle Church; R4. Parish of St. Peter's: t4. Union street Chapel: L2. I English Baptist Church: zCl 10s.
Obituary. MRS. ELEANOR JONES, ( Mrs Eleanor Jones died at her residence Hampton House, Avenue, Carmarthen, on Sunday the 26th ult. The deceased who was 71 years of age, was the widow of the late Alcerman Morris Jones, and had been in ill- r health for the last to years. Mrs Jones who J was one of the oldest men. bers of Priordy I Independant Chapel, is survived by one son and two daughters. The funeral which took on Thursday (yesterday) was private. GUNNER ENOCH HARRIES. The death took place on Wednesday morn- ing at his residence, 22 Friar's Park, of ( Gunner Enoch Harries, of the Royal Garrison Artillery. The deceased who was 45 years of age, was one of the Reservists which were called up on the outbreak of the War. He came home on a few days leave at Christmas He was taken ill on Monday night and died on Wednesday morning. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His eldest son is now serving in the Army. The funeral takes place on Saturday. MRS. ANNE JONES. Mrs Anne Jones, wife of Mr John Jones, died on Sunday morning at her home, 64 Little Water Street. The deceased who was 77 years of age, had only been ill week. She was an old and faithful member of Lammas Street Independent Chapel. She is survived by three sons and one daughter. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Llangunnor churchyard. The Rev J. Dyfnallt Owen officiated at the house, and the Rev. J. Jenkins (Vicar) at the churchyard. The mourners included the three sons Mr John John Jones, Cardiff; Mr D Jones, Barn Road Sergt. G. Jones, Royal Engineers; Miss M. A' Jones (daughter) and Mr W Lewis, Pensarn. MRS. LETITIA JENKINS. Mrs Letitia Jenkins who died at her resi- dence Brynawel, Priory Street, Carmarthen, reached the advanced age of 82 years. She was buried at the Carmarthen Cemetery on Monday when the great gale was blowing. Owing to the fallen trees having obstructed the path os the Cemetery, the coffin had to be taken from the hearse and borne to the grave from the gate. The Rev liar Edwards officiated. DR. BLAGDON RICHARDS, SWANSEA. The death has taken place at Walter's-road Swansea, of a well-known Swanse medico, Dr. Blagdon Richards, who was connected with Swansea Hospital for some years as a throat and nose specialist. Dr. Richards, who was 51 years of age, belonged to an old Carmarthenshire tamuy, being a brother to Mr H. E. Blagdon Richards, J.P., Carmarthen Deceased was educated at Cambridge, and received his M.A., M.D., and B.Ch. degrees. He practised with great success for about 25 years in Swansea, but had a complete break- down in health some time ago, He leaves a widow and one son. SUDDEN DEATH AT MEINCEAU. Mrs Elizabeth Davies, of Llwynteg, Mein- ceau, was found dead in bed on Monday morning. The deceased who was anepideptic had been ill for about a month previously. She was 65 years of age.
Half-Staffed Farms. KIDWELLY WAR COMMITTEE'S FINDINGS. The newly-appointed warjagricultural com- mittee at Kidwelly has reported as follows to the county committee "That there is a great scarcity of agri- cultural labourers in the district, the farms almost without exception being not half staffed. "That without additional labour it is im- possible to maintain the present production of food from farm lands, and much more im- possible to increase the production. "That the district is well supplied with agricultural implements and machinery. "With regard to feeding-stuffs and fertilisers, the committee considers that the prices charged are exorbitant and the high charges for carriage and the aelay in delivery by the railway companies add greatly to the difficulty." The committee feels that the Government has not given proper support to the farmers, and suggests that the Government be askea to take immediate steps to place the agri- cultural industry in Wales on a sound footing
LOCAL WAtt ITEMS
LOCAL WAtt ITEMS. | A sale, held at Kidwelly, in aid of the British Red Cross Society and organised by the Mayor (Alderman Thos. Reynolds) and a strong committee, realised 2110. Official news has been received that Pte. John James Rees, Mason-square, New Quay, Cardiganshire, of the Welsh Horse, has been killed in action at Gallipoli. He was 31 years of age, and the only son of a widowed mother. He was considered to be one of the best shots in his regiment, Mr Daniel Main waring, of Glangwili, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, has received noti- fication of the death in action of his son Daniel, who, with his brother William, join- ed the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of way, and had been serving in France for some months past. Previous to enlistment he was a fitter at the New Cross Hands Collieries. Mr E. Walter Davies, solicitor, Birming- ham, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Davies, Drovers-road, Lampeter, has received a com- mission as second-lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment. Lieutenant Davies joined the Inns of Court Corps last year, and has been in training in the London District. t t Mr Jacob Lewis, Llandyssul, has received a commission in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Mr-Lewis was a member of the Aberystwyth O.T.C.
The Churches. The annual tea and entertainment will take place at. Zion on Monday evening. The tea ibegins lat 5 p.m., and the concert at 7 p.m. Interoesorry services in connection with the war will be held in the churches and chapels of the various denominations on Sunday next, being the first Sunday of the New Year. *## The usual wiaftichni ght service will be held at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Carmarthen, on Friday. The service, which will be conducted by the Rev Vincent Taylor, will commence aft 11 p.m. and finish just as midnight ushers in the New Year. An enterttainment for soLdiiers billeted in the town was given at the Rom-an Catholic school- room on Wednesday and Thursday. The Eng. liish WeeleyarLs have rulso arranged a soldiers' entertainment for this (Friday) evening. A watchnight service will be held at the Tabernacle on Friday night (New Year's eve) at 11 p.m. The meeting will be conducted by the pastor (Rev E. U. Thomas) and a hearty invitation is extended to aill. The Rev Waldo Lewis, B.A., of Penuel Baptist Church, who was given a years leave of absence by the Church, in order to undier- take work in connection with the YM.C.A. with troops is now at Malta. The church is under great obligation to Professor Morris B. Owen, B.A., B.D., who has very kindly offered his services during Mr Lewiws's absence. The annual "Gym an fa Ganu" of the Inde- 1 pendents of Maesteg and district was held at 1 Ciarmeil Chapel on Christmas Day, under the barton of Mr W. Dunn Williams, G. and L., ( Carmarthen, and piroved very successful.
C ARM A RTHENHIRE FOXHOUNDS
C ARM A RTHENHIRE FOXHOUNDS. Jtan. 4—Rhyd Aber Wern; 10.45. Jan. 7—Green Oa&tle; 10.45. I
la Memoriam Lance-Corporal Edwin Phillips, who was killed in acion in Gallpoli, December 5th, 1915.). (By the Rev J. Dyfnallt Owen). The restrained joys of Christmas were in our hearts when the last Sunday of the year dawned to disturb our thoughts. We .began to reflect on the past, and immediately the words of the Evangelist, Mark came to our minds, "And when he thought of these things, he wept." It was the last service of David m,editating and reflecting on a romantic career and the overpowering sense of God in his life. We prayed for forgiveness for things undone, believing that God would fill the gaps if we rendered Him service that was pure and sin- cere in motive. And before we sang the old hymnsi which has brought light to the sad face of mourners for generations, the sad tale was told the congregation how another member had fallen in action in Gallipoli. The young a people knew him well. Did he not fight their battles in conferences and committees? Had he not given ungrudgingly of his time to de- fend their rights? Edwin Phillips never spared himself as secretary of the Shop Assist- ants' Association. He had one of the greatest assets in life- capacity for friendsliip-a frank and genial nature, which was contagious. His life was full of kind-hearted impulses. I shall never forget the experiences he related once at a young people's prayer meeting. It was one of the most touching confessions of soul-experi- ence. A man of his temperament was natur- ally susceptible to the temptations of life, but has tender heart, his love of home and parents, and the early religious impressions he received never left him. The sorrow of the congregation was some- what relieved when the story of his burial was told in the words of one who was present:- "We have lost one of our chaps this week, poor Phillips We were four Lammas j street members burying him. It was a &ad thing burying in the dark, but he had a nice buritail, and the chaplain spoke well. Our Major was also with us." There stood the four Lammas street friends weeping i n the dark, the tears of pain; yea, and they wept for the whole congregation. And "thoughts that do lie too deep for tears" aame to our mind as we endvoured to pio- ture that sad scene in the land of desolation iand death. "The honour of hie country he sought, counting his life as but a thing of nought." They left him with others in the camp of the dead. Soon they struck their tents for another destination, but he wont before them on his journey home. Duw a wyldo dros "fan fechan ei fedd." Na plethwch imi, dorch 0 ddail y gwydd, Nid awr ymdrwsio'n ofer ydyw hon, Male rhosyn coch yn lkxagi or fy ngrudd, A'r drain yn tynnu'r gwaed o dan y fron. 'Rhowoh imi gochl dros fy lygaid llaith, A boed o liw diwawr y dyweil nos A gaeodd am un annwyl ar y paith- A'i hymgefoddodd ganwaith yn y floe. Pedwar o honooh safai uwch ei ben Ar awr gostegu gwae y rtiyfel gri; A'r nos a dynnodd ei charediig len Dros lif each dagrau a'ch anobaith chwi. Pedwar o honooha ganasoch gynt Gameuon cysegredig Cymru wen, Yn awr eich gofid, ar eich enbyd hynt, iHøb north i ganu, namyn plygu pen. A niamau, er naSi gwyddem am y loes, A wylem yn eioh dagriau chwerwon ohwi; Yr un yw rhin y dagrau drwy y Groes, Yn Heol Awst a yn Gallipoli. 'Does dtrat air lif y dagrau heiut o hyd, Ni thyccai dagrau oni weilwn ni Y mhelliach a mwy clir i dynged byd; A chlywed Duw'n llefaru yn ein ori.
Carmarthen Borough lolice Court
Carmarthen Borough l'olice Court. The Carmarthen Borough Police Court waa held at the Shire Hall, on Tuesday before Mr H. Howell (in the chair), Mr W Spurrell, Mr W. Lloyd, Mr T. Bland Davies and Mr J. B. Arthur A BRILLIANT DEFENCE. Isaac Richards, an inmate of the Work- house, was Charged with being drunk and dis- orderly. P.C. Morgan proved the case. Defendant said: I have not come here to defend my conduct or to refute anything which the constable has said. I would merely ask your worships to take into consideratoin the fact that this is the first occasion on whiah I have been here and owing to the fact that I have been under medical treatment for some months it was not necessary for me to take much in order to be anected. Head Constable Mayall proved several previous convictions. The Bench fined the defendant 10s with the alternative of seven d'ays hard labour COMMITTED TO INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. The case of the boy, Tudor Evans, reoently convicted of theft, came up. The Bench de- cided that he be sent to he Somerset Industrial Home for boys until he is 16 years old.
Correspondence. LADY BUTE'S FUND. SOUTH WALES NURSING FUND. To the Editor Carmarthen TP etkly Reporter. Sir,—The following donations have been re- ceived up to date in response to the County appeal for Lady Bute's Fund:— Already acknowledged 65 5 0 Lady Howard, Cilymaenllwyd 10 0 0 Lady Philipps:, Coomb 5 5 0 Mrs Morgan Jones, Llanmilo 5 0 0 Mrs Gwynne-Hughes, Glancothi 110 Mrs Wm. Griffiths, Yr Wyddfa 110 Rev Thompson Jenkins, Manordilo 0 5 0 All cheques, postal orders and collections will be gratefully received and acknowledged. Yours faithfuly, MABEL DAVIES, Hon. Treasurer. Froodvale, Ll&nwrda
AGRICULTURAL RELIEF OF ALLIES
AGRICULTURAL REL-IEF OF ALLIES. To the Editor Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. Sir,—In the autumn we appealed for seel wheat, which received a generous resrvins* AVe now appeal for Spring Oats to 4sailt the ruined farmers in the areas devastated by 'bø war. The average area sown with oats in tre devasted districts of the Marine and the Ifeuee is 531,250 acres, and in the department of Aisne and Meurthe over 400,000 acres. My committee appeal for gifts of Spring Seed Oa (white or black) and ask donors to be good enough to state what they axe wittling to give not later than Janua-ry 21st next. Instruc- tions ds to forwarding will be sent early in February. The Seed Oats will be despatched in Government transports, free of charge, to the other side, and on arrival there will be taen over by the French Government and dis- tributed to the falrmers most in need of them. y OU faihfully, G. NORRIS MIDWWOD. Chairman of Seeds, Cereals and Miscellaneous Committee. 16, Bedford Square, London, W-
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