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G. ¡1t R. The following is a List of the names of Men who have failed to present themselves at the Recruiting Office, Carmarthen, after being I called up either under the Group System or the Military Service Act, 1916. Group System No NAME (SURNAME FIRST) AGE. LAST ADDRESS. or Military -1 SelviceAct i Thomas, David 28 years Wernmachwith Farm, Class n Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 2 Jones, William 33 „ New Mill, Laugharne, St. Class 16 Clears 3 Jones, David Samuel 20 Penlan Voss Farm, Carmar- Class 3 then 4 Payne, Frederick 18 „ Penybank, Velindre, Class i Henilan 5 Peters, Ben 38 28 Mill-street, Carmarthen Class 21 6 Kirk, John 38 Water-street, Carmarthen Group 21 7 Thomas, David 35 Frondeg, Pennwch, Llan- Class 18 geitho, Cardigan 8 Jones, Jenkin 39 Lleithi, Rhydargaeau Road, Class 22 Carmarthen 9 Thomas, David 19 Llanchynadda, Llanllawddog Class 2 10 Cranmer, Frederick Carl 18 j Blaengwen, Pencader Class i Anyone who can give information regarding any of the above named Absentees, is invited to do so, either personally or by letter, to the nearest Recruiting officer. The names of the individuals giving such information will on no account be disclosed. MISSES LEWIS & CLARE mm HIGH-CLASS MILLINERS CAVENDISH HOUSE, 41 KING STREET OARJ\1:ARTHEN. I BOOKBINDING. I Established Over" Fifty Years. "I D. TITUS WILLIAMS BOOKBIITDE'I?/, Etc, I CHAPEL STREET, CARMARTHEN. The Best and Cheapest House in South Wales for all Classes of Binding. Those who are taking any Histories of the War in parts, should get them put into cases or bound before they become torn and worthless. Books bound in Publishers Cases at Publisher's Prices. BOOKBINDING TO THE TRADE. I BOOKBINDING. WATCHES & CLOCKS REPAIRED. JEWELLERY REPAIRED LIKE NEW. GILDING AND ELECTRO PLATING. HIGH-OLASS WORKMANSHIP. ESTIMATES GIVEN ALL WOBK GUARANTEED AT JOHN WILLIAMS Watchmaker, Jeweller, & Silversmith, 9 10 Lammas Street, I T =;o O^IE^JVC-A^T'IHIIETsr. Established 1336. *«««««>»»* W. S. MOKitlS, Wholesale Grocer, Corn, Flour and Seed Merchant, OA Nat. Telephone, 50. Telegrams, Morris, Merchant Carmarthen." SEND FOR PRICE LIST- | The Welshman's Favourite. |MAB0N Sauce j & As good as its Name, £ 8 DON'T FAIL TO GET IT. I 9 Manufacturers—BLANCH'S, St. Peter St., Cardiff, a ^v\vv\v\v\v\v\vvvvsavvv\«^ BAAKYFELIA A.ID DISTRICT HORSE AND CllTI.E SHOW. AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE, &c., EXHIBITION. EXCELLENT PRIZES, SILVER CUPS, MEDALS AND SEVERAL VALUABLE CASES OF CUTLERY WILL BE AWARDED. THE 30th ANNUAL EXHIBITION of Horses, Jt- Cattle, Turn-outs, Farm acd Garden Produce, Floral Decorations, Works of Art, Dogs, Cage Bird.?, Eggs, Honey, Butter, &e., will be, held ou PONT- COWIN MOOR (kindly lent hy Mr Arthur Thomas), THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 1916 (President- John Hinde, Esq., M.P.) Grand Concert in the Evening. Entries Close September 2nd, 1916. Admission to Show Ground—One Shillnig. For Schedules, &c., apply Sec., J. Penllwyn Walters, Llyionen Cottages, Mydrim, Sb. Clears, Carmarthen. MAYOR OF CARMARTHEN'S PRISONER OF WAR FUND. THE NAMES of the first sis prisoners of War in Germany adopted and beiug relieved by regular parcels through the above Committee are as follows:- Pte. Arthur Phillips, 15th Welch, Gefangenenlager, Dulmen. Germany, of Water-street, Carmarthen. Sergt. S. Lewis, 1st Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Stendal Pte. J. Neagle, 1st Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Minden. Pte. A. J. Lloyd, 1st Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Stendal. Pte. D. Garnon, 0th Batt. Welsh Regiment, Gefan- genenlager, Munster Pte. C. Wilbourne, 2nd Batt. Welsh Regiment, Posen. The Committee hope to increase the number aided as soon as more funds are received and subscriptions will be gladly received by the Mayor, or the Secretar ies, War Relief Committee, ;)-1 King Street. WEDDING CARDS. Anyone requiring the above should, before placing their orders, send for our NEW SPECIMEN BOOK CONTAINING THE CHOICEST DESIGNS CARDS AND PRICES SUITABLE FOR ALL CLASSES ill-IYORIS ALEXANDRA ROSE DAY FUND (Tn Aid of the Carmarthenshire Infirmary.) £ s d Carmarthed, June 24th 83 810 St Clears, July 3rd (per Mrs Harries, The Croft) 20 0 11 Llanstephan, August 7th (per Mrs Dowdes- well, The Cottage) 15 0 0 1118 9 9 John Lewis, Mayor, Chairman The War Relief Committee. TO ADVERTISERS. PREPAID SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISING IN THE "REPORTER. No. of One three Six Words. | Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. d s d d SO 1 Q 2 3 3 g ^3 lb o lj 4 f) 36 2 0 4 0 5 6 44 2 6 146 6 6 The above scale only applies to the" Situation* To Lets." and "To be Hold by Private Treaty,1' ciasea of Advertisements, and must be paid for io, advance, 01 the ordinary credit rato will be charged, HALFPLNN if STAMPS, or Postal or Post Office Orders, payable to M. LA WHENCE, at Carmarthen, Replies may be made addressed to the Reportel Office, and will be foiwarded to advertisers when stamped envelopes are sent. IN MEMORIAM CARDS-We have a large and JL assorted stock to select from. Prices to suit all classes—liepovtei' Office, Carmarthen. JAMES JONES, Billposter and Advertising Agent for Kidwelly and neighbouring Villages. All work duly executed. Address :—Station Road, Kidwelly. LOST at Green Castle, Llanstephan-road, on the 4th inst., Fox Terrier Dog; 10 months old; black and white with brown epots on leg; name Peter. "-Finder should communicate with police. Anyone retaining after this notice will be proscuted. TO LET from Michaelmas next, farm called Lhvyncrun, situate in the parish of Llanllaw- ddog, in the County of Carmarthen, containing 17 acres or thereabouts; moderate rent.—Apply, Messrs Morris & Morris; Solicitors, Carmarthen. TO LET a fully licensed free Public House in centre of Carmarthen.—Apply, Lloyd & Thomas, Auctioneers, Carmarthen. TO LET, SHOP (with rooms above), having frontage of 30 feet in Red Street, Carmarthen close to Market. Also Stores adjoining.—Apply to Manager, London & Provincial Bank. Carmarthen. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREAT Y all that freehold most desirable small holding known as Bankyrodyn, close to Dryslwyn Station. For parfcic- Bankyrodyn, close to Dryslwyn Station. For parfcic- ulars apply to T. Howell Din ies, Solicitor, Carmarthen YISITING CARDS from Is 6d for 50 Printed V on Ivory Cards.—.Reporter Office, Carmarthen. WANTED, STOKER; also General Labourer capable of qualifying as Stoker.—Apply, Manager, Gas Works, Carmarthen. WEDDING CARDS—Prices and styles to suit all Classes. Speciment Book, containing the Latest and Choicest Designs, sent on application.- Rtvorter Office, Carmarthen.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. MAYOR'S PRISONERS' OF WAR FUND.—Principal Evans and Mrs Evans, Greenhill, £2 2s; Rev Canon and Mrs Brown, Greenhall, £1 Is English Baptist Church, fl Is. SUCCESS.—We are pleased to record the success of Master Jack Evans, son of Mr D. T. Evans, 94 South Eaiing Road, Ealing, London, who has won an open scholarship for entrance into Christ's Hospital (Bluecoat School). He sat for the examination in June at his school, Latzueer Upper. Hammersmith, and the sub- jects were arithmetic, mathematics, history, geography. English. French and Latin. His success is most remarkable in that he is only 13 years of age next birthday, and had not received any special coaching, but won in open competition with boys who had had special preparation. Master Jack Evans is a grand- son of Mrs Evans, 3 Chapel street, Carmarthen
Carmarthen Soldiers Welfare Fund
Carmarthen Soldiers Welfare Fund. NO FUNDS TO FORWARD PARCELS! The Hon. Secretary of the above Fund, Mr Fred G. Humphreys, regrets to have to inform all interested in this most deserving object, that the Funds at his disposal to carry on this excellent work have come to an end. Since the last balance sheet of this Fund was issued on 29th January last, when there was a balance in hand of zC29 13s 3d, a house-to- hause collection has taken place with most dis- appointing results, the total sum received being only slightly over one hundred pounds. The objects attached to this Fund are such, that ail those having friends or relations at the Front are very well aware of. The total number of parcels dispatched through the Eecretary to France, Egypt, and elsewhere at the Front now number to date 5,013. This speaks fo ritself. The total amount paid in postage and car- riage on boxes from the date of the last balance sheet amounts to L126 9s 4d. This accounts for more than the sum collected at the last house-to-house visit. Parcels for France can therefore no longer be sent through the Fund. Parcels tor Egypt only will be received for another week or two, as they are sent out in bulk and by rail. Arrangements will shortly be made for ,another litmsc to house collection; and it is most sincerely hoped that, if it is the wish of the townspeople to continue this work, all friends will open their pockets a little wider than they did on the last occasion, and come to the help of the Fund, so that the Carmar- then boys, who so much appreciate the work done by the Fund, will not be leit without some few comforts, recognising that they are doing so much for us.
Sunday School Outings
Sunday School Outings. On Thursday the 10th inst. the members 01 the English Wesleyan Sunday School had their annual tea. This year the event was held in a neld on Parcydelyn. kindly lent by Mr and 'Mrs Jones, and as it was a very fine day tea out of doors was much appreciated. The cater- ing was successfully carried out by the lady teachers and officers of the Sunday School. After tea the children indulged in games, and it was obvious that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The pastor (Hev Vincent Taylor, Jones) were also present. The members of Penuel Ha,ptis-t Sunday School had a tea on the 10th inst. in a field on Cwnin Farm, kindly lent by Mr David Hinds. A sumptuous tea was provided by the various ladies and the tea was much enjoyed. The wounded soldiers at the Infirmary and the children of the Cottage Home were also in- vited to tea. Professor M. B. Owen. B.A., B.D., and Mr IN-. T. Samuel. Cardiff, were also present.
Local Weddings. WALTON-JENKINS. A quiet wedding was celebrated at Lammas street Independent Chapel on Wednesday be- tween Mr Reuben Walton, of Xwport. foreman of the Remount Depot, Carmarthen, and Miss Lizzie Jenkins, second daughter of Mr and Mrs David Jenkins, 2, Barn road cottages, Carmar- then. The bride, who wore a brown costume with hat to match, was given away by her lather. The bridesmaids were Miss Nan Jen- kins and Miss Gladys Jenkins (sisters of the bride). Mr T. H. Jenkins (brother of the bride) acted as best man. The Rev J. T. Griffiths, Talog, officiated.
Eisteddfod Concerts. LIABE!i TO AMUSEMENTS TAX. The Customs and Excise Authorities have decided to levy the amusements tax upon the concerts held in connection with the National Eisteddfod of Wales at Aberystwyth. and also upon concerts held at eisteddfodau in general. When the tax was discussed in the House of Commons exemption was secured for the Eis- teddfod itself, but the Welsh members who raised the question appear to have been under the impression that concerts were included in the amendment accepted. However, the au- thority for deciding on the interpretation of the Act is the Board of Customs and Excise. and that Board has decided that evening enter- ments. such as concerts, etc., do not come within the exemption and must pay. The Treasury has been applied to, but on Saturday the officials of the latter came to the conclusion, and so wrote Mr John Hinds that they could do nothing, and that as far as they were concerned nothing was possible unless the Act was amended, seeing that it was expressly provided that the interpretation of the Act rested with the Board of Customs and Excise.
The Question of Health
The Question of Health Tho question of health is a matter which if tare to concern us at one time or another when Influenza is so prevalent as it if just uow, so it is wedl to know what to t,-tae to ward off an attack of this m-mt weakening disease, this epidemic catarrh or cold of an aggravating kind, to combat ic whilst under 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 Bitters it acknowledged by all who have given it a fair trial to be the best specific remedy dealing with Influenza in All its various stages, beinff a Preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purifying and enriching agents, suitable for the liver, digestion, and all those ailments requiri tonic strengthening and nerve increai propei ties. It is invaluable for those suffer- ing from colds, pneumonia, or any serious ill neas, or prostration 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- monial&, which carefully read and consider well, then buy a bottae (sold in two sizes, 2 9d and 4s 6d) at yout nearest Chemint or Stores, but when purohasing see that the nam* "Gwilym Evans" is on the label, stamp a-nd bottle, for without which csne are genuine. Sole Proprietors; Quinia- Bittol Manulfacturing Company, Limited. Jianelly. Booth Wales.
Obituary. AID. D. L. JONES, J.P., DERLWYN. It is with much regret that we had to record brieflly in our issue of last week the death, at the age of 77, of Alderman David Lewis Jones, J.P., of Derlwyn, Llanllawddog, who was identified for many years with the public life of Carmarthenshire. He was one of the veterans among the public men of the county, having exerted a considerable influence in several spheres of activity and gained that respect among his fellows which is the sure reward of all who render conscientious and able service. Like all public men who adhere strictly to high principles he found that the course of public business had not been con- sistently a smooth one, but whether in a majo- rity or not, he always advanced his opinions with courage and independence, and he had earned a reputation for the soundness of his judgment and his marked administrative ability.. A native of the county, Mr Jones was born at Derlwyn in 1839, being the eldest son of the late Mr David Jones, of Cross Vale, Carmar- thenshire. He was educated at Dea-Iwyn College. subsequently at the Normal College, Swansea, and University College, London; and married in 1874 Elizabeth, daughter of the lato Mr Thomas Jones, of Derlwyn Villa,. It is many years since Mr Jones first entered public life, and such had been the usefulness of his career that his services have met with wide- spread appreciation This was especially marked when he was elected chairman of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians,, a position he held successively for some 14 or 15 years,, and which he voluntarily resigned on account of advancing years and indifferent health only a few years ago. His experience and technical knowledge of the Poor Law, coupled with his general business ability enabled him to dis- charge with general acceptance the duties of that office. On the Carmarthenshire County Council he also demonstrated his deep interest in the affairs of the shire and had for some- years up to his death occupied a seat on the aldermanic bench. Not only absorbed in business of wider im- port, Mr Jones devoted much of his attention to parochial affairs in his own district, being always eager to advance the welfare of his neighbours and the good government of his parish. He had aslo served as Income Tax Commissioner for many years up to his death. It was in 1894 that he was placed on the Com- mission of the Peace for the county, and on the Carmarthen Bench he exercised his magis- terial duties, both as vice-chairman and other- wise, with thoroughness and discretion. He was an active member of the Liberal Party, and took a keen interest in the farm- ing industry, owning considerable land in the parish of LlanHawddog and adjoining parishes. Mr Jones, was undoubtedly one of the best lay lawyers in South Wales and his kindly advice was widely sought and readily given by him at all times. Especially was this generous spirit sought and displayed by him to the poorer classes whose welfare was always near to his heart. He was a pronounced Nonconformist, and a generous benefactor to the Alltwalis Welsh Congregational Church, of which ho was senior member and deacon. We should also mention that Mr Jones was a brother of that late distinguished surgeon, Professor Tom Jones, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., of Manchester, who died in South Africa during the late war and who was surgeon-in-chief to the Welsh Hospital. Deep sympathy is extended to his much re- spected widow and five daughters, who mourn his loss, and also to his only surviving sister, Mrs Barrett, of Glynwalis. Two of the daughters are married, one to Dr Hector Jones, of Maesteg, and another to Mr L. Daviesi Lewis, Inspector of Branches, Cardiff, of the London and Provincial Bank, Limited. At the sitting of the Carmarthen County magistrates on Sat-udray, Major Dowdeswell moved that they place on record their regret at the death of Mr D. L. Jones, and their appre- ciation of the services lie had rendered to the Court for 22 years. A letter was read from Mr Dudley Williams-Drummond, the chairman of the Bench, asking that he should he allowed to associate his name—although absent—with the vote. The motion was carried unanimously. The funeral took place at Llanllawddog on Monday and was the largest seen in the district within living memory. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev D. Curwen Davies, pastor of the Cothi Bridge Welsh Con- gregational Church. Rev D. Adams B.A., Liverpool, and the Rev T. LI. Jones. At the church the Rev John Herbert, vicar of Llan- llawddog, Canon J. C. Lloyd, vicar of Llan- pumpsaint, and R-ev T. Jones, vicar of Breclifa, officiated. Hymns were rendered by the choir, led by Mr D. Davies, and Miss Herbert played the "Dead March" on the organ. The hymn "0 Eryniau Caersalem" was sung at the graveside and at the Church. The chief mourners were:—The widow, the Misses Lizzie, Mary, and Kitty Jones, Der- lwyn Mrs Dr Hector Jones, Maesteg, and Mrs Davies Lewis. Cardiff (daughters); Mrs Barrett, Glynwalis (sister), Dr Hector Jones, Maesteg, and Mr L. Davies Lewis, Cardiff (sons-in-law); Messrs T. Barrett (brother in law); S. D. Barrett and D. J. Barrett (nephews) and Mrs Davies, Brynglas (sister-in- law) Mr and Mrs James, Derlwyn Farm; Mr and Mrs Jones, Albion, Pencader Mrs Daniel, Efoshelyg 31 r and Mrs Tim Evans, London; and Mrs Jones, Cerrigbychain. Among those present were Mr J. Hinds, M.P M.P. for West Carmarthen; Alderman John Lloyd, J.P., Aid. Ben Evans. J P., Pencader; Major Dowdeswell, J.P., Llanstephan Mr J. D. Evans, Tremle. Pencader; Mr T. 11. Jones, J.P. C.C. Pantglas Mr Harries Rhiwlwyd; Mr W. W. T. Prosser, deputy clerk, Carmarthen County Petty Sessional Bench Mr J. Griffiths Ardwyn, Abergwili Supt. J E Jones. Carmar then County Constabulary; Revs T. Lloyd Jones, Pencader: Datvid Davies, Pen art h and Samuel Evans. Cwmdwfran Mr R. Brockie, London and Provincial Bank, Carmarthen; and Mr John Saer, clerk to the Carmarthen Board of Guardians. Wreaths were sent by the widow; L;aie, Mary and Katie; Hector and Nan; Nesta and Davies all at Derlwyn farm Mrs Pierec and Mrs Lloyd, Glangwi,li Tina and Lal; Mrs Davies, Brynglas; Canon and Mrs Lloyd tho Tenants; Mrs Harries; Kate and Sarah; Dd. Jones and John Enoch. MISS DOROTHY LLOYD. Miss Dorothy Lloyd died suddenly at Ferry- side on Thursday afternoon the 10th inst. The deceased who was a daughter of the late Mr T. T. Lloyd, schoolmaster, of Greenpark, St. Clears and of Mrs Lloyd, Morley street, Car- marthen, had only celebrated her 14th birthday the day before her death. She had gone into the water to bathe. While standing in about 18 inches of water she fell. She was imme- diately taken out, but died in a few seconds. At the inquest held on Saturday by Mr W. Brodie, the deputy coroner, death was attributed to heart failure, and the jury re- turned a verdict of "Death from natural causes." The funeral took place flit St. Clears on Monday. A service was held at Ferryside before starting by the Rev Isaac Thomas and Miss Rosina, Davies. The procession left Ferry- side soon after eleven by road and arrived at Trinity C.M. burial ground at 3 p.m. At the chapel gdtes the. minister, tho Rev J. E. Thomas, with a large party of children, many of whom had known the deceased, met the corpse. The procession at once proceeded to the grave, where the .service was conducted by the pastor, Rev J. E. Thomas, and the Rev VV D. Rowlands, Carmarthen. The singing of the hymn, "0 fryniau Caersalem" brought the ser- vice to a, close. The coffin and hear so were covered with beautiful wreaths, sent- by the family and friends. The chief mourners were Mrs Lloyd and 'Master Jack Lloyd (mother and brother); Mr W. Evans, Miss G. Evans, Miss A. Evans, Mr and Mrs John Lloyd. Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Dark Gate, Carmarthen. Tea had been provided in the vestry room for the mourners and friends. FAMOUS CARMARTHEN MINISTER. The death took place at Abertillery on Sun- day evening of the Rev T. Towy Evans, pastor of the Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church. The deceased, who was 64 years of age, had been pastor of Blaenau Gwent for 34 years, and was the oldest Free Church minister in Aber- tillery. He was; President of the Monmouth- shire Baptist Association, and a mem bar of the Abertillery County School Governors since the school was opened. Ho leaves a w'idow. one son, and three daughters. The deceased was a native of Carmarthen, and in his early years was a member of Penuel Baptist Church. MR B. GRIFFITHS. Mr Benj. Griffiths, The Office. Old Lead Mines, Llangunnor, died on the 6th inst., aged 32 years. Deceased who had had a long illness had been for many years gardener with Mr E. C. Harris, Bryntowy. He had been a mem- ber of the Territorials (Engineers) for several years. Two brothers of his are now serving in the Army, one in France and the other in Egypt. The funeral took place on the 10th inst at Llangunnor Church, of which place he was a faithful member. The J. Jenkins, vicar, officiakdat thohouse and at the graveside. During the service at the church Miss Kinsman (organist) played the "Dead March (Sant); and the liynm "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau" was also sung. The chief mourners were his wife and child Mr and Mrs D. Griffiths, Bank- yfelin (father & mother); Mr Stanley Griffiths, Mountain Ash (brother); Miss Ethei Griffiths and Miss Gertio Griffiths, Bankyfelin (sisters); Mr and Mrs Tom Davies, Glannant road. Car- marthen and Mr and Mrs Walter Williams, Cardigan Stores. Carmarthen (sisters and bro- thers-in-law) Mr and Mrs Thomas Griffiths, Trecynon (uncle and aunt); Mr John Edwards, Penbryn Cottage (father-in-law); --Air and Mrs Daniel Evans, Ba,nlkff osf elen Mr and Mrs John Phillips, Spilmarf street; Mr and Mrs William Edwards, Neath, and Mr and Mrs Vincent Edwards. Barn road, Carmarthen (brothers-in- law and sister-in-law) Mr Alfred Edwards, Aberamman, and Mr Tom Edwards, Boncath (brothers-in-law). Floral tributes were sent by Wife and Child Father, Mother, and family; Mr and Mrs Evans, BaTikff osfelen; Mr and Mrs Phillips, Spilman street; Mr and Mrs Alfred Edwards, Aberamman Mr and Mrs Vincent Edwards, Barn road Mr and Mrs Edwards, Neath Mr & Mrs J. Edwards and Alice. Pen- bryn Cottage Miss Prosser, Derwydd Mr and Mrs Thomas, Tynewydd, Llangunnor; Mrs A. Jones, Rose Cottage, Xantycaws; Mr and Mrs Morgan, New Inn Cottage; Mr Evans, Queen's Cottage, Llangunnor; Mrs Griffiths. Pant; Mr and Mrs Davies, Tynewydd, Llangunnor; Miss E. Rees, Bryn Towy; Gwen and Maggie, Bryn Towy. MRS RHOlD A DAVIES. Mrs Rhoda Davies, wife of Mr John Davies. died at her residence, 11. Water street, on Monday. The deceased, who was 45 years of age, died rather suddenly. She is survived by her husband and one son. The funeral took place at St. David's Churchyard on Thursday. MR W. PICTON DAVIES. Mr W. Picton Davies died on Wednesday at his residence, Gwylfa, near Conwil. Mr Picton Davies, who was over 70 years of age, had car- ried on business as a stationer in King street from 1891 until 1915, when he retired. Al- though in poor health, he used to visit Car- marthen regularly until the last few months. He was a deacon of Lammas st. Congregation- al Church, and was highly respected in town and county. He is survived by a widow. MR JOHN GRIFFITHS, PANTGLAS ARMS. Mr John Griffiths died on Sunday at his resi- dence, the Pantglas Arms, Llanegwad. The deceased, who was 59 years of age, had for 16 years carried on the business at Pantglas Arms which had been previously carried on by his parents. He is survived by a widow. Mr D. Compton Griffiths, Carmarthen, is his only surviving brother. The funeral, which was public, took place on Wednesday at Llanegwad Churchyard. DEATH OF A CHILD. Thomas George Martin—son of Councillor M. J. Martin and Mrs Martin, Eiliston terrace, Carmarthen—died ou Wednesday, aged 10 months.
Llanellys Soldier Workmen
Llanelly's Soldier Workmen Mr LleWelyn Wiliiams on Wednesday asked the Minister of Munitions if each of the 102 soldier workman at the Llanellv Steel Works receives the equivalent of the standard wage current in the district; if the War Office makes any, and if so what, profit out of some of the men; how many of these men are medically unfit; if they are punished for being late in the morning by being paraded at night; if there are among them shop assistants, ship painters, electricians, colliers, cabinet makers, navvies, general labourers, and paperhangers and if he will consider the advisability of taking steps to secure that all the unfit and incompetent among these men should be absolutely dis- charged from the Army, so that they may re- turn to their proper and accustomed avoca- tions. Mr Forster said a new regulation was being issued under which the pay of soldiers employed as working parties outside the Army will be based on the local rates for similar work. In reply to Mr W. Thorne, Mr Forster said lie believed the regulation was approved on Wednesday night.
NEXT UDA Y'S PBEA^HfcRS at Carmarthen Places of Worship. B A BELL, PENSARN. Rev J. Evans. Lied rod. BETHANIA C.M. CHAPEL. Rev J. 0. Jones (pastor). EBENEZER WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rey Joseph Jenkins (pastor). I ELIM (IND.), FFYNONDDRAIX. Mr G. R. Thomas B.A., B.D., St. Clears. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev Rhys Davies. Griffithstown. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Rev D. J. Thomas (pastor). ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev Vincent Taylor (Resident minister). LAMMAS ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Mr Williams, student. PARK-Y-VELVET UNITARIAN CHAPEL. Rev Philemon Moore, B.A. (pastor). (Evening only at 6.30). TABERNACLE BAPTIST OHAPEL. Rev E. U. Thomas (pastor). PRIORDY INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev Professor Morris Owen, B.A. UNION STREET INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Student. WATER ST. C.M. CHAPEL. Rev Robert Jones. Aberdovev. ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Mr R J. Jones.
LIST OF ANNIVERSARY SERVICESI
LIST OF ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. 1916. Sept. 10-11-Larnillas street Chapc-i Sept. 10-Elim Cong. Chur.j. Sept. 24—Bethania. Oct. 29-30—Eng. Cong. Church Anniversary Decern. 3—Zion Presbyterian Church. Dates of fixtures should be sent to the Rev D- Glyndwr Richards, Secretary of the Carmar. then Free Church Council. .)..
LOCAL WAR ITEMS
LOCAL WAR ITEMS. Pte. Jack Mills, son of the Rev and Mrs A. Fuller Mills, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in Australia. It will be remembered that he came over with the Anzacs and was wounded in Galiipoli in June, 1915. After being in hospital in Malta, and Cairo he was sent back to his adopted country to recuperate. The Medical Board has declared him unfit for further active service, but recommended him for home duty, and he is at present Sergeant Jack Mills at Perth, W.A., and proud of his three stripes. Ifit* The Rev F uller Mills and Mrs Mills have been sending a parcel weekly for several weeks to a prisoner of war in Westphalia, but a few days ago they received a note through his dis- tressed mother asking that no more parcels be sent him because he has been transferred to Cologne, to undergo imprisonment for refusing to obey an order. He is a boy from Trealavfi Rhondda, and he and his mother and family have our sympathy. He acknowledged the receipt of several parcels. The following members if the 3rd/lst Welsh Field Company, Royal Engineers, were home on leave last week-end previous to going on active service:—Lance Corporal Titus Lewis, Priory street; Sappers Jack and Horace Evans (sons of Mrs Evans, fishmonger, Bridge street) Tudor Winter (son of Mr Winter fruiterer, King street), Ted Barry (Bridge street) Oswald Thomas (son of Rev J. B. Thomas, Parade), Hugh Jones (son of Mr R. J. Jones, King street) and Charles Fortune (John street). We wish them the best of luck and a safe return to the Ancient Borough. tlltlt Pte JOhnny James, of the Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly of the Pembroke Yeomanry was home on leave this week previous to going on active service. He is a son of Mr D. J. James, Guildhall square, Carmarthen. «** Engineer Lieutenant Frank Taylor, of H.St. Navy, was home on leave this week. He is a. son of the late Sergt.-Major Taylor, Royal Garison Artillery (Carmarthenshire). Lance-Corpl. Albert Baskerville, 4th Welsh, was home on leave this week. He is a son of the late Sapper Harry Baskerville, R.E., wi:" died in South Africa. Lance-Corpl. Basker- ville was wounded at the Dardanelles. **• Mr W. J. Heddon, son of Mrs Heddon, of Guildhall square, left Carmarthen on Monday having joined the Royal Flying Corps. # Pte. Syd Matthew6, of the Pembrokeshire Imperial Yeomanry, was home on leave last week end previous to going on foreign ser. vice. He is the son of Mr W. Matthews, of Waterloo terra.ce. Second-Lieut. Howell John, of the Welsh Regiment, was home on leave this week pre- vious to taking a draft on active service. Lie is the son of the Rev J. John, pastor of bla-u- stephan and Smyrna Cong. Churches. • Mr J. W. Nicholas, clerk to the Carmarthen" shire County Council, was informed by the War Office on Friday that his son, Second- Lieut. T. C. Nicholas, of the machine-gun section of the South Lancashire Regiment, who was previously reported as missing, is now prisoner of war in Germany. Lieut. Nicholas, who before the war was articled to Messrs Brodie and Walton, solicitors, Llanellv, haS another brother, Lieut. J. W. Nicholas, 011 active service. •#* Pte. D. R. Evans, 9439, King's Royal Rifl69 (Llandovery) is among the wounded in the official lists. Pte. Fred Hughes, We'sh Regiment, son of Mr E. M Hughes, Friar's Park, Carmarthen who took part in the attack on Mametz Wood and was severely wounded, is now reported killed in action. Deceased was an old soldier, having served 10! years in the old Carmarthen Militia. He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and was sent to France three weeks afterwards «** Captain and Adjutant W. W, Hughes, of Llanybyther. has been promoted on the battle- field to the rank of major at the early age of 26 years. He was a member of the London Rifle Brigade when war broke out, and crossed over to France in the early stages of the war.
LLANDILO. CONCERT BY BELGIAN ARTISTES. -Never has such a clever quintette of artistes appeared on the boards of the Drill Hall as on Tuesday evening, and Ltandilo should feel flattered that the opoprtunity was afforded them of hearing such masters in music. But alaa the opportunity was not seized as it should havo been and in the front seats especially there was a beggarly array of empty chairs. The artistes, all Belgians, were Mme. Boin Kufferath 'celliste; Mile. Julietta Autran. mezzo-soprano of the Royal Opera House and Beecham Opera Co., M.M Jules Colbert, half- tone. of the Royal Opera, Antwerp; Gustave Waither. violinist, Professor Antwerp; and Paul Kocks, accompanist, conductor at the Royal JTh^atre\ Liege. The programme opened with Brabanconne, the Belgian National Anthem played by the accompanist and to the piaying of which the audience stood. Then came the trio—violin 'cello, piano—by MJne Kufferath, M. Waither and Kocks. A masterly rendering was given to the music, and the aud- ience was at once given an intimation of the high quality of the artistes that were appear- ing before them. Mile. Autran jva* down for Xnit de Xael, but gave instead Clest la que je voudrai vivre, to which she gave a very effec- tive rendering and which justified her change in the choice of songs. In the violin solo, "Air Russes," by Wieniawski. M. Waither bf his eexcution showed not only his own skill but the genius of the composer. It was a rare treat for the audience. The song 'Les Cloches de Flandre" which was sung by M. Colbert, was a composition of the excellent accom- panist, M. Paul Kocks. It was different to the English baritone solo, and consisted of a good deal of recitative and of strains in the minor with a fine finish in the major of » triumphant character. He was heartily ap- plauded for it. Then came a very intricate piece of work on the cello, namely Viations Symphoniques, by Mme. Kufferath. This item was particularly marked by the complete har- mony between the pianist and cellist. They reached a fine climax by their combined and of which the audtiènce by their applanse showed their hearty appreciation All these items were encored, but the artistes politely declined them. During an interval in the programme, Mrs Gwynne Hughes, in the course of a brief but timely speech introduced Mr George Ledger to the audience. He is the chairman of the British ooeiety for the relief of the Belgian Wounded. He made a stirring; and pathetic appeal to his hearers on behalf or the Society's aims and objects. It was in aid of the funds of the Society the concert was organised, and M. Schram deserves the thanks of the community for bringing such brilliant artistes to the town. The second part of the programme again consisted of only five items. But what items! The audience became en- raptured and refused in each case to be denied an encore. In the song "Springtide." by A^AfnerV a m- th0, encore "Wilfo' tlie wisp," Ti '^u^ran is. to be congratulated for her excellent enunciation and particularly for her dainty rendering of the latter song. Slmo. Boin Kufferath, the celloist, held the audience spell bound by tlietwo pieces she rendered and in which the contrast was so great. Her en- core piece was Hen Wlad fv Nha.dau. The three other items all of which were of the highest order of merit were "Carmen," bv M. Jules Colbert; violin solo, by M. G. Waither; and the duet, "Samson a.nd Delila." bv Mine. Autran and At. Colbert. The latter brought the most enthusiastic encore of the evening.
IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of my dear husband, Ernest Malconi Duckfield (Quarter-Master Sergeant) 1st Welsh R.E., who was Killed in Action in the Dardanelles, August 20th. 1915. Xo one knows the silent parting Only those can tell Who have lost the best and dearest Without baying farewell, '!i' .di' :¡ 4.