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a CWMTWRCH-CWMLLYRFELLS I PRESENTATION. I An interesting presentation meeting t-ook place at the Temperance Hall on -Friday, when Mr. Dd. Davies, L.T.S.C. (junr.), his wife, and Mr. Lewis Roland Williams were the recipients of handsome presents in appreciation of their services in various directions. Mr. R. D. Powell, J.P., Mount Pleasant, presided over a good gathering. Mr. Dd. Davies, who was presented with a beautiful rolltop oak desk, resid- ed at one time at Tredeg Farm, and is the precentor of Ebenezer Chapel and inductor of the local Dramatic Society. Mrs. Davies was presented with a gold necklace and pendant. Mr. L. R. Wil- liams, who was presented with a port- manteau and leather dressing gown, is the grandson of Mr. Joseph Williams, Upper Cwmtwrch. He was pianist to the j chapel and society, and a keen Sunday- school worker. Mr. Davies was only re- I centlv, whilst Mr. Williams is leaving for the Cardiff Marooni Institute. The chairman presented the desk, whilst Mrs. Mary Williams, Tanyrallt, presented the necklace, and sang verses composed for the occasion, and Mr. T. A. Morgan, conductor of the Band of Hope, made the presentation to Mr. Wil- -c.il tns. Items were then rendered as follows Master Dd. J. Williams, solo composed by Dewi Ulan Twrch Mr. James Davies, Cwmllynfoil, a prominent young singer, who was repeatedly encored, and Mr. Lewis Kinscy, solo and recitation. Eulogistic speeches were given as fol- low?; the chairman, verses of his own composition; Councillor Lewis Thomas, Mr. T. n. Thomas, schoolmaster, who hid both men under his tuition, also spoke, whilst Miss Florrie Thomas and E. Ley^hon Davies sang solos, the latter -tinging specially composed for the occa- sion. Mr. Lewis D. Williams, newsagent, Tendered a tenor solo in fine style, and Mr. Jas. Davies rendered the final solo. Mfe?rs. Lewis Williams, Tro'rgleien, Tom W. Davies. and L. R. Williams, acted as accompanists. Mr. Owen Williams, F.T.S.C., Cardiff, uncle of Mr. L. R. Williams was present at the meeting. The following are the verses composed -jai-td read at tha meeting by Mr. Willie O v. en, the promising local bard I Cwrdd yr ydym yma. heno I anrhegu bechgyn Gwys„ L n am chwareu y piano, Llall am arwain gydai'i fys, Cyn gellir bod yn drefnus, Rhaid wrth ddau o' natur llyn, Ijeww" Rolant—David Davies Dyrna ddau gymeriad gwyn. I Ond prin yw cyrneriadau O'u cyffelyb yn y byd ? Dy-a fechgyn rhydd eu gorett Gyda "phethau da" o hyd Wcdi dringo maent yn uchel Drwy weithgarweh yn y lie, Anliawdd cmfod dau mor dawcl, Maent fel ser ar fron y ne. M.ta rdgofion fyrdd yn codi O'r gorphenol hapus gynt,, Pll yr oeddem yn telori Megi • adar yn y gwynt i!g n^h'.vmpeiiii'r bechgvn vnui Cvfau Hwer o fwvnhad, (11 llondcr ar fy ngyrfa Megij gwenau'r gwanwyn mad. Lewis Rolant, o'r gvmdogaetli Titi-an i I-i mod (1 i Gaerclydd, Ctwsom ganddo ei wasanaeth Gyda gwen chalon rydd; Cydiiabyddv,- n ninau heno Ei wlithgarwch yn y cwrdd, Drwy y "bag" a voddwn iddo Cyu dychwdo d i ffwrdd. Llawer drama. ddysgodd yrna FlI'n atdynfa fawr i'l' lie, Daeth y Cwm i sylw Gwalia, Drwy ei ymdrech, ollide? Gyda'r dramas gwnaeth tafurio Am hir amser yn ein plith, Mae'i rinweddau yn disgleirio n yr ardal megis gwlith. Mrs. Davies, ni chadd hithau Fod heb ddim o'n dwylaw ni, lihaid cydnabod y WTaig oreu- Yn ol barn ein cerddor en; Guard a phendant iddi wisgo Am ei gwddf yw'r hyn a ga, Gan hyderu y gwna eto Helpu'i gwr mewn petliau da. Mae dymuniad goreu'n calon Gyda chwi ieuenctyd glan, Llwyddiant fyddo fel yr afon Yn eich dilyn fyth yn mlan; Rwyn terfynu hyn o eiriau Rhag i'r gan fod yn rhy faith, Gwnewch eich goreu anwyl ffryndiau Nes cyrhaeddoch ben y daith. -Willie Owen. DRAMA AT C WMLLYN FELL. There was a large audience at the Skating Rink on Saturday evening, when the Pantteg Dramatic Society gave a performance of "Cajtre'r Glowr," by the Rev. Ben Davies, Pantteg. The drama was well performed, and the seciety en- hanced the reputation it had gained at Ystalyfera. The Rev. D. Jeremy Jones presided. It is interesting to note that the Rev. Ben Davies, the author of the drama, is a native of Cwmllynfell. THE COLLIERIES. Great surprise was evinced at the dis- play of a notice at the Brynhenllys Col- liery that all contracts of employment "should cease and be determined in 14 days." This is a serious matter, and the cause of the prospective stoppage is not known. It is hoped that the trouble is only temporary RECRUITING. Five young men, all from Brynhenllys Colliery, have joined the Royal Engin- eers at Colwyn Bay this week. Their names are Moses Walters, Dd. Price, Wm. Davies, Sam King, and Thos Davies (Biynmor). Pob llwyddiant i chi boys. MINISTERIAL. I I The Rev. J. D. Jones, of Cellan, Pem., a native of C", mllynfell. occupied the pul- pit at Ebenezer on Sunday last. His ser- mons were greatly appreciated. The Rev. Mr. Howells, of Abercynnon, will preach on Sunday next. The Rev. D. Adams, late of Ebenezer, and now of Dowlais, figured prominently in the daily papers on Monday. He had saved a young child from drowning at Crickhowell. At tho West Glamorgan Preaching Gymanfa, held at Penclawdd on Wednes- day and Thursday, the 26th and 27th ult., the Rev. W. T. Hughes, pastor of Beulali Chapel, was one of the special preacher, and his services were greatly appreciated. He delivered vigorous and uplifting discourses to very large congre- gations. PROMOTIONS. f Congratulations to Mr. Thos. Morgan, M. E., late of tha Coedcafaldau and Bryn- henllys Collieries He has now been ap- pointed manager of the Pengraig Colliery, Brynamman, whilst his brother, Mr. Hy. Morgan, M. E., is to be his successor at Coedcaefaldau. PERSONAL. It is interesting to note that Dr. Owen (the popular local medico) has "come of age." Ho has completed 21 years of faithful service at Cwmtwrch, and the respect and esteem in which he is held by tho inhabitants of the district deepen as the years go by. Llcngyfarchiadau cyn es! The family of Dr. Math eson have left Gwys for Mumbles. I SUCCESS. At the last annual Scripture examina- tion held by the Baptist Union of Wales all the Beulah candidates—75 in all-I were successful. Two of these secured honourable mention and thus gained prizes in their respective grades, viz., D. I. Stirns and Beatrice Evans. "Gweledydd" took all the prizes fur ¡ written work at the Clyne Valley eis- teddfod recently. Readers are asked to remember the concert to he held on June oih, at The Rink, Cwmllynfell, to raise funds for a treat to local soldiers' children. The programme is in the capable hands of Miss Jessie Williams, of Ystalyfera, the successful concert organiser a,nd amateur actress. Don't fail to buy your ticket. You will have a delight- ful evening, and at the same time will be helping a splendid cause.
HOWDY NEIGHBOURS AT GLANRHYD
HOWDY NEIGHBOURS AT GLAN- RHYD. CONFLICTING EVIDENCE. I At a special sitting of the Ystradgyn- lais Police-court on Tuesday, before Col. I Gough and Mr. E. G. Benthall, Albert JenlTins, of Glannant-terrace, Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais, was charged in custody with having unlawfully wounded Mrs. Surannah Thomas, wife of E. Prosser Thomas, of Glanrhyd, on Friday, May I' 21st. Complainant, giving evidence in Welsh, stated that on the night in question, be- tween 10 and 11 o'clock, she went out to the b?ck of the house to get coal, her daughter Bessie being with ker at the time. The defendant was standing with his wife at the back door. He threw a jug at her without any provocation, and she was badly cut on the side of the head. He then threw a cup at her, and fragments of both the jug and cup were porduoed. She did not remember any- thing further about the matter, and she never said anything to Jenkins to provoke him. Defendant Didn't you knock the cup out of my hand ?-No. Defendant She was kicking the door and making a row. Complainant They want the truth helf. Elizabeth Prosser Thomas, daughter of the complainant, said she was fifteen years of age, but she could not read. She corroborated her mother's previous sta,tements, and said that when she saw defendant he was throwing a jug of water over her mother. He then threw a cup at her. When she saw him strik- ing her mother she went into the house and fetched a walking-stick, striking him a few blows with it. She fetched the doc- tor on the following morning. Defendant Wasn't your mother drunk? -No, she wasn't chunk. Defendant Your grandmother was also drunk; she fell over the steps in the afternoon. Witness I was not. in at the time. Dr. Walsh was called and said he ar- rived at the house of complainant at 10 o'clock the following morning. Mrs. Thomas had a wound about one and a half inches long, and he inserted two stitches. The wound had now practically healed. It was a clean cut, and could not have been caused by a jug or cup being thrown, unless they were broken. Albert Jenkins, the defendant, then gave evidence. He said he was a haulier and lived next door to complainant. There was only one water tap between them. Complainant's mother was drunk at 5.30 when he went out. When he returned at 9 o'clock he bolted the door because Mrs. Thomas was knocking, and chal- lenging him to come out to fight. Her language was awful. When he went out for some water she knocked him down with a stick and broke the jug. A cup was subsequently broken. He then went 'into the house and did not notice any cuts on her head. There had been a row earlier in the evening between him and complainant's husband, but that had blown over. E. J. B. Clemment said he was a navvy and lived near defendant. He heard the row on the Friday evening and saw com- plainant's daughter strike Jenkins on the head with a stick and then run away. Jenkins, who was in a dazed condition, and who was assisted into the house by his wife, was quite sober, but Mrs. Thomas was quite drunk, and was using profane language. J. Amor, corroborated the previous witness's statements, but said that Jen- kins was attacked with a broom. Mrs. Thomas threatened to brain him. It had been like hell since Mrs. Thomas had come to live there. Questioned by the clerk, witness said he did not see the whole of the row. Jenkins went into the house for a cup, but defendant stated that his wife had fetched a cup. Defendant wished to call another wit- ness, but the magistrates decided to dis- miss the case.
RHIWFAWR. I Trodd y cyfarfodydd chwarter yn y lie uchod allan yn llwyddianus iawn. Cafw yd pregeth rymus gan y Parch. Eiddig Jones, Clydach, i gychwyn nos Fc-rcher, yna cyna'dledd boreu dydd Iau, pregeth a.r y Pwnc gan y Parch. Owens, Pantycrwys, yn y prydnawn, a dwy bregeth swynol yn yr hwyr gan y Parchn. W. D. Rees, Alltwen, a J. J. Williams, Tabernacl, Treforris. Cynal- iwvd cyfarfodydd dydd Iau yn yr awyr agored gerllaw y capel. Ymgynullodd tyrfaoedd o bell ac agos, ac yr ocdd vt hin yn hyfrvd dros ben.
DOGS AS FRONTIER GUARDS I
) DOGS AS FRONTIER GUARDS. I A telegram from the Belgian frontier announces that heavy fighting has now been resumed at Ypres. The lull in the fighting of the last few days was neces- sary in order to give both sides an op- portunity of burying their dead. Duke Al- brecht of W urtemberg is expected to re- move his headquarters shortly from Thielt to Ghent. The telegram reports that the German military authorities in Belgium have de- cided to entrust the watching of the frontier to police dogs, each sentry hav- I ing two dogs at his disposal. The dogs are well trained in the work of detec- tion, and their presence on the frontier is expected to release several hundred 801dierand permit of them proceeding to the fighting l ine.
I Up to the present, says a Canadian Government memorandum to the Press, nearly 50,000 officers) and men have been sent over-seas. It is anticipated that by July 1st the nuraber will reach approxi- mately 70,000. More than 500 nurses have also gone.
More Ministerial Protests
More Ministerial Protests. A SPIRITED REJOINDER. I Great, interest has been evinced in the proceedings at the quarterly meeting of the West Glamorgan Congregation Union I at Rhiwfawr (Upper Cwmtwrch) on Thursday of last week, when the Rev. B. I Davies, Pantteg, Ystalyfera, moved a resolution with reference io the racing, boxing, and football meetings which were bwng held during war time. The resolution was one expressing the conference's condemnation of racehorse meetings, boxing meetings and football matches, which were being held in this country during such, a grave crisis. The rev. gentleman said that the ques- tion was one with very ^|tave consequen- ces for the Church. They had not sup- ported boxing or racing at any time, and 1 especially at a time like the present. They had expected that young men would not go in for such brutal and callous sports as these. A few weeks ago, at Ystalyfera, there ■ was a, boxing match which was attended by many young men. Such a thing ought' not to take place at the present time. I "BRUTAL BUTCHERY." I The Rev. J. Hywel Parry, Llansamlet, was most forceful in his condemnation. He said that at the recent boxing match in Ystalyfera young men were brutally butchering each other about, were fight- ing tooth and nail, when their brothers were fighting a greater battle at the front. Did these young men realise tho I intense seriousne88 of their position I | Racehorse meetings were being held in j this country, and thousands of young i men, many of them eligible for service, were running about the country visiting these race meetings,. The churches, of course, abhorred gam- bling, and condemned it at all times, but, this boxing and racing, especially at a time like this, was revolting. SUNDAY GAMBLING. The Rev. John Thomas, Gurnos, Ys- talyfera, said that on the previous Sun- day night, when he was returning from evening service, he saw a number of young men who appeared to him to be eligible for service, gambling with cards. ] The very fact that this could take place was serious in itself, but when it took place at a time our brave young soldiers were fighting so valiantly at the front, words could hardly be strong enough sufficiently to condemn it. A resolution was also passed rejoicing that the evils of the drink traffic had been mcide clear during this present crisis, but the conference regretted that the Government had hitherto not Tbeen able to grapple with the problem in an effective manner, but they especially hoped that the newly-formed Coalition Cabinet would take a serious view of the I drink traffic and do their utmost to com- bat it. I WAR AND SPORT. To the above speeches, a correspondent sends us the-following spirited rejoinder Boxing enthusiasts at Ystalyfera must have rubbed their eyes and been amazed w hen they reacl of the references to a; recent programme there at Thursday's West Glamorgan Welsh Congregational Conference at Rhiwfawr. One cannot quarrel with their stern expressions of disapproval of sport in general at the present stage in our national history. "Opinions may of course differ on the question of advisability of this or that sport under such and such conditions. Should boxing, for instance, be an ad- junct to recruiting ? Military tourna- ments with that object in view are being arranged in different centres; and we I have the spectacle of military football matches, with soldiers indeed as the par-I ticipants, but civilians for the most part as the spectators. Probably there were young men looking on. I am assured that there were. I "I was at the Ystalyfera tournament, and can assure the Rev. J. Hywel Parry, of Llansamlet, and other gentlemen who vlere at Thursday's conference, that there was no 'brutal butchering" in it. But I will deal with that point later. At the moment I want to deal with the audience. AN UNJUST INDICTMENT. I "Y staJyfera and the neighbourhood is! a very important coal-mining centre. The colliers as a class have responded admir- ably to th" call of the King for men to man the trenches. So good has the re- sponse of the class been that mine- owners and managers in some places have had to decline to release more men, and some sort of official stamp has been put I on messages urging them to remain in the pits, where it has been said they are doing a duty equally as important as that in the trenches. I do not say that ap- plies to the men of Ystalyfera. All I suggest is that it may apply to them. "And if it does, we have granted the right of those young men to be in civilian I clothes. Then, if they have that right, that moral right, to be home engaged in pre-war avocations, must they of neces- sity deny themselves every pleasure, and spend their leisure hours in silent con- templation ? Surely, if their place is at home they have the right to recreation. Watching boxing matches may not be an ideal ex- ercise, but it has at least the charm of varying the day's events, and if it leads to the desire to emulate the prinsiples and cause some of the spectators to go in fcr manly exercises it will have played a part not unworthy of the, effort." ————— 0-
They had their own methods of re- cruiting the forces in the old times. For instance, at the Presteign Sessions in 1795 there were ally two offenders, one charged with cuttiig down trees in the night time againsi the consent of the owner, the other vith stealing quantity of corn. Being bath young men, the culprits were ordered to be sent one to the Army and the other to the Navy.
YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES. —^— I SAUDIS ANNIVERSARY. ] The Sardig ahmveiiary services took place on Sunday, when the Itfcv. W. Adams, B.A., iwf Liverpool, was the special preacher! The chapel was crowd- ed at all the services and the able ser- mons were greatly appreciated. The rev. gentleman, during the course of the afteT- toon, referring to the war, said peace was not to he obtained at the point of I the sword, but by the universal brother- I hood of man. Mr. Adams is an old native of Ystradgynlais, and was a headmaster at the old National Schools. Many of his old friends were pleased to see their old "head" again at Ystradgynlais. The col- lections for the day were on behalf of chapel funds, a.u(l reached the very sub- stantial total of nearly £ 5u. YSTRAD AND SMALL HOLDINGS. I The time has now come for the Small Holdings Act to be operati ve in Ystrad- gynlais. Interest in horticultural mat- ters is becoming more evident, and if it were possible for the Act to be operative there is little room for doubt that a pro- duce market could be opened in this local- ity. For instance, Mr. Dl. Evans, of Ynis Cottage, has lately developed an interest in gardening, all his knowledge having been obtained by reading weekly publica- tions. He will shortly have a fine crop of vegetables, grapes, tomatoes, and other fruit for sale. BLIND SPEAKER AT YSTRADGYN- LAIS. The open air summer campaign of the local I.L.P. was pommenced on Sunday last, when Mr. D. J. Morgan, the blind orator of Swansea, spoke on the Square in the afternoon arid evening. There were large attendances at the meetings, and Mr. Morgan undoubtedly conveyed a gosd impression. Mr. W. R. Williams presided. Mr. Morgan, in the course of his addresses said that the war was caused more by rivalry for trade and trade routes than from any other cause. This was an excellent argument for nationalisa- tion. It was not fair that the workers should be called upon to make large sac- rifices whilst the capitalist section of the community were out to make more pro- fits. War was not going to end war, and the civilised nations of the world would have to find saner methods to settle their differences. Continuing, the speaker said that at the end of the war, the same grind of the worker would be with us. It was for the workers of the world to unite and fight in a systematic and sane manner for their liberties. True patIriotism did not necessarily mean a readiness to die for one's country, but a desire to live and make our nation a true and noble nation in the highest sense of the word. There was a stern battle for lost liberties to be fought at the end of the war, and the fight could only be won by uniting for the common end. (Hear, hear). He then urged those present to join the I.L.P. Questions were asked at the end, and satisfactory answers were given. WOUNDED AT THE FRONT. Intimation came to hand early this week that Sapper Evan Powell Griffiths, of the Engineers' Section of the Canadian Expeditionary Force had been wounded in France, and had been brought home to a Bristol Hospital. Mr. Evans Griffiths who is a son of ex-Councillor William Griffiths, of Ystradgynlais, is well-known in the place. It will be remembered that he joined the army in Canada, and came over to England with his regiment be- fore going out to France, during which time he paid two visits to his home. Mr. Griffiths was visited on Tuesday by his brother (Mr. Wm. Griffiths) and his bro- ther-in-law (Mr. Edwin Williams, Tem- perance Bar). His injuries are in the right foot, and are not regarded as serious. THE P ALLEG SHOW. I Inadvertently a slight error occurred in our report of the Palleg Show last week. For the poultry section (Wyan- dottes, class 29) it should have been stat- ed that the first prize (and not the 2nd) went to G. Cutland (Somerset), whilst the 2nd went to Mr. J. Hopkins, College- row, Ystradgynlais. We readily give pro- minence to this correction. EISTEDDFODIC SUCCESS. I There were several interesting local suc- cesses at the fourth annual chair eis- teddfod held on Saturday at Fforestfach. The base or baritone solo went to Mr. Gwilym Jones (Ystradgynlais), the mixed choral also to Ystradgynlais, and the girl's solo to Miss Gwen Lewis, of Yatrad- gynlais. A Godre'rgraig lady, Miss Esther Ann Joshua., took the soprano prize. SERIOUS OUTLOOK AT WERN- I PLEMIS. For the most part, the outlook at the local collieries is good. The Yniscedwyn and YstradfawT and the Diamond Col- lieries are working fairly regularly, but a serious situation has arisen at the Gur- Jlos Colliery, where the officials and men in two important districts have received notice. This will probably affect about 200 men, and no cause is given unle-ss it be that the colliery is not working at a profit. The newly-opened brass vein will be continued. DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY. I We regret to announce that owing to continued ill-health, tllr. Ben Williams, son of Mr. W. Williams, shoemaker, Gough-buildings, has had to be discharged I from the army. Stirred by the patriotism feeling, he joined the Royal Engineers shortjy after the war commenced, but had to leave the regiment at Abergaveimy to return home. He has recovered to some extent, but is yet unfit for active service. HONOUR FOR LOCAL VOCALIST. Mr. Cyiais Gibbs, the prominent tenor, I who is a native of Ystradgynlais, and ti son of Mr. James Gibbs, of Abergwdd" I Ystradgynlais, journeyed to Portugal on Sunday last prior to joining Caruso's Concert Party in America. It was thought that he had sailed on the Megan- tic, which was chased by a GeTman sub- marine off Queenstown, but this is in- correct. The many friends of Mr. Gibbs I will unite in wishing him every success on his tour. RISE IN CONFECTIONERY. A correspondent writes Prices of con- fectionery are continually rising owing to the war, and Ystradgynlais is pro- bably the first place in which the price is increasing. He complains that in some places small rranges are Id. each, and a bottle of "pop" three half pence Ob- viously the young folks will soon have to forego their usual consumption of these little luxuries. LOCAL TEACHER ENLISTS.. One of the latest Ystradgynlais boys to enlist is Mr. J. W. Thompson, son of Mr. J. W. Thompson, of Station-road, and an assistant master at the Penygraig Schools, who has joined the colours this week. He is well known in Ystradgyn- lais, and everybody will wish him well in his service for King and country. PROGRESS OF THE V.T.C. i A meeting of the committee for the locaJ detachment of the Swansea Valley Battalion of the Volunteer Training Corps was held on Monday evening at the Sar- dis Vestry, when there was an excellent attendance and much enthusiasm was ex- hibited. The following officers were ap- pointed Chairman, Mr. T. E. Slater, M.E., vice-chairmen, Messrs. John D. Morgan, J.P., and T. Williams, J.P. (chairman of the Council); secretary, Mr. W. S Harrison; trea-sw,erl Nlr T. Williams (London House), and a. sub-committee, consisting of the officers, and Messrs. Ben Williams (Gilwen House), J. W. Jones, B.A., W. E. Jones, T. L. Thomas (check) Hy. Williams (Cwmgiedd), and John Griffiths (Penrhos). It was decided to cir- culate the district calling attention to the aims and objects of the corps, which are to be distributed for the purposes of recruiting, and it was arranged to hold the first meetings of the corps, chiefly for attestation, etc., at the Drill Hall for Gurnos and Cwmtwrch (to-morrow) Saturday, week at Yniscedwyn Schools I on Monday week for Ystradgynlais dis- trict. Representatives to the central com- 1 mittee were appointed as MIows Messrs Slater, B. Williams, J. Walter Jones, T. Prosser Jones, T. L. Thomas, and the- I secretary.
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FULLER KNOWLEDGE OF GERMANS
FULLER KNOWLEDGE OF GERMANS. The Rev. F. H. Powell, Vicar of South. Shore, Blackpool, who has been invalided home from the front where he has been on active. service as Army chaplain, urged his parishioners at the beginning of the war to discredit the stories of German atrocities. Speaking with fuller knowledge lie now savs:— "I have reluctantly and sorrowfully to admit that there is no villainy, no brutality, no vieiousness, no devilsh- ness of which the Germans are in- capable. I have seen a,nd I am con- vinced.
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