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AMMANFORD. -1 It you are a Rupture Sufferer, call and eee Rich, The Chemist, :30, High-street, Swansea. He will advise you the most Suitable Appliance to wear. Several deserter" from the town and the valley were on Monday and Tuesday I brought before the Ammanford nia? I=LY and remanded to await escorts. In moat cases they had overstayed their leave. Anniversary services were held at Peniel. Pantyffynon, last week-end, when the special preacher wa-s the Rev. Vardre James, of Newbridge, who delivered inspir- ing eermons. There were crowded congre- gations. There is a movement on foot to organise a Russian Flag Day in Ammanford, to take place probably on September 11th, the pro- seeds to be devoted to the Russian Red Cross Society. The arrangements are in the hands of Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, who will be assisted by a number of prominent ladies. A cycling accident occurred on the Peny- bank road beyond the G.W.R. Bridge. A collier, named Herbert Blackwell, employed at/TTie Pantyffynon Colliery, was cycling to hie work, when a.; the spot indicated he overtook a number of men also proceeding to the same colliery, and in eome way or other knocked down one of their number, Daniel Jones, of Penybank-road. weigher at the colliery, who sustained a broken collar bone and a sprained wrist. The registration work in the town is pro- ceeding as merrily 66 a marriage bell. The enumerators' duties were thoroughly ex- plained by Mr. T. M. Evans, clerk to the registration authority, at a meeting of enumerators at the Y.M.C.A., on Friday evening, and the able way in which the latter have this week set about their task of distributing the form4 and supplying the necessary directions proves that they have well marked the points of guidance given. The earnestness and devotion with which the Bev. W. Nantlais Williams has carried on his work as pastor of the Bethany C.M. Chapel was recently recognised in a .tangible form by the presentation to him by the members of the church of a substantial donation. This wag handed over by Mrs. Jones, Square. Bettws. who is one of -the oldest members. Mr. Williams has closely identified himself with the religious life of the town generally, where his noble work is greatly appreciated. His many friends will be pleased to learn that he has now practically recovered from his recent ill- ness. A very enjoyable tea party was held at the Ebeneeer Baptist vestry, when a large number of the Sunday School scholars par- took of a well-prepared repa.st. The efent had been organised to take the place of the annual excursion, which it had been decided to abandon this year in view of the war. The ladies who presided over the tables and assisted were:—Mrs. Dd. Lewis, Mrs. Wm. Davies, Mrs. T. G. Lewis, Mrs. John Thomas, Mrs. J. Davies. Mi^s Annie Davies, Mies S. Timothy. Miss M. Bassett, Miss M. Thomas, Miss Violet Lewis, Mm Ceinwen Lewis, Miss Llewellyn, and the Misees Lewis. After the tea, sweets, etc., were distributed amongst the child'ren by Pte. J. Thomas, of the Grenadier Guards, who has returned from hoepital wounded in the battle of ypree.
BRYNAMMAN. I The remains of Miss Williams, Bryn Farm. were conveyed to Llanboidy for interment last week. The holiday week is past and gone. Comparisons with past years show a great decrease in the number who sought en- joyment and recuperation away from. home. Almost all our khaki-clad boys have left for their different training depots, and probablv many will go to the fighting line .oon. Pte. Dd. J. Davies. signalling section, is probably' by now in the Dar- danelles Privates Emrys Davies and John Davies, R.A.M.C., are already on French soil. The Rev. S. G. Booth, son of Mr.,and Mrs. Samuel Booth, Lower Brynamman, is a student a,t Chester, P.A., U.S.A., and has been asked to take charge of Taber- nacle Church (B.) during the summer. He left here about twelve months ago, and entered the theological seminary at Chester. Last Saturday the Brynbacli path ques- tion was introduced at the meeting of Llandilo Parish Council, when Coun- cillors W. J. Walters and Dd. Morgan ex- plained the position of things respecting the closing of the path and its original course. The matter was deferred pending an investigation into the matter. A pretty wedding was solemnised at Rhydyfro Chapel on Thursday by the Rev. J. R. Price, pastor. The contracting parties were Mr. David Llewelyn Jones, Cwmgarw-road, and Miss Maggie Wil- liams, daughter of Mr. H. J. Williams, superintendent Glynbeudy Works. Mr. John Williams was the best man, while Miss Llewelyn acted as bridesmaid. The Bangor National Eisteddfod had but very few patrons from the valley. Considering that Brynamman has taken such a prominent part in past years, the change is to be regretted. The musical reputation of the Galley has been main- tained by the success attained by Madame Bessie Morris in the soprano contest. All Valleyites heartily congratulate her. The duties regarding the distribution of the registration papers have been en- trusted to the following:—At Manorfabon parish, Councillor W. J. Walters, C.M. enumerator), Councillor J. Martyn Thomas, Evan J. Evans, and Mr. Llewelyn Watbins, Council School. Quarter Bach will be served by Messrs. W. J. Davies (enumerator), R. J. Davies, Mountain-road; J. Burnett, Cwmgarw; and D. Llewelyn Rees. The death has taken place of Mr. Rees Lewis, landlord of the Tregeyb Arms, Brynamman. Deceased had been ailing for a considerable time. and underwent an operation at Swansea Hospital some time ago. He was of a kindly disposition and highly respected by all wfioinew him. He took over business at Treglyb Arms about three years ago. and conducted the house in a most creditable manner. He was 45 yars of age. He leaves a widow aDd children. h excellent lecture was listened to by •ft large audience at Siloam Chapel on Saturday. The lecturer was the Rev. George Williams, Pontardulais. who took as his subject, From Rush-light to Radium." He dealt with the life of the late Rev. John Castell Evans, the Welsh scientist, defining the strides he made .under adverse circumstances up the (scientific ladder. Mr. Edward Phillips. Station-road, occupied the chair. The fBOoeeds were in aid of William Evana. Who has been in failing health for a long period.
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I BETTWS. I. Eager to do their bit in the country's cause. Mr. Elwyn Peers, one of the senior students at the Llandilo County School. has gone to the Cadf-OTd military camp in Wilt- shire to serve with the Y.M.C.A., and Mr. Evan Evans, of the Cardiff University Col- lege, has undertaken light skilled work at the Pembrey Powder Works, together with a number of other university students for the remaining period cf the summer vacation. Many Bettws young men, who enlisted at the outbreak of hostilities, have now con- cluded their training, and are at the scenes o< operations in both France and the Near l East. Xewa received from them by anfcicus relative* and friends shows that they are animate by the true patriotic spirit, and are aWaiting with quiet confidence the day when they shall come to grips with the foe. One or two have already undergone their kuBtism of fir*. Local enumerators are busily engaged this week distributing registration forme among residents between 15 and 65 years of age, and giving necessary directions for their proper filling up. Often all manner of puzzling questions are fired at them, but satisfactory answers are not lacking. The ladies have taken in hand a large propor- tion of the work at Bettws, Misses Winifred M. Morgan and Rebecca Jenkins, acting in the urban part of the village; and Mies Macdonald, of Maesyquarre, in the rural part.
BURRYPORT. I Victory over Rupture without operation, pain, risk, or loss of work by Mechanical Treatment, the Scientific Fitting of well- designed Trusses.—See Rich, The Chemist, Swansea. The volunteers at Burryport who have promised to carry out the registration work commenced their duties on Tuesday evening. A large number of ladies and gentlemen have volunteered for the work. The hooter of the Ashburnham Tin- works, Burryport, was blown on Friday, after being silent for over two years. The works have been purchased by the Llan- elly Steel Works Co. The mills will start on Monday next, and the other depart- ments as early as possible. The members of the Burryport Urban District Council have decided to have a Roll of Honour, on which the names of all persons who have joined the colours will be inscribed—Territorial or Regular Armies, Navy or Naval Reserves. There has been great trouble in getting a list of all the Burryportians who are now serv- ing with the colours. The enumerators who have so kindly volunteered for registration work, have 60 kindly pro- mised to enquire at each house they visit the full name and particulars as to regiment or ship of those who are serving. When the list is completed the namee of all, including the names of those killed and wounded in action, will be inscribed on the Roll of Honour, and these will be placed at the Free Library.
CWMAMMAN. I I can help Rupture Sufferers to in- creased Health and a Painless Cure where possible, and I invite you to call and see me.-R-ich, The Chemist, Swansea. Many young soldiers and aailors visited their homes during tha Bank Holiday week-end, and all without exception looked well. The river Pedol has overflowed its banks, orce more damaging many gar- dens. Something should be done to alter the course, whereby people's property will not be endangered in the future. There has been no lack of volunteers for the carrying out of the Registration busi- ness, and the district has been subdivided in such a manner that the work will be completed in good time. Owing to the inclement weather, very few people went a-holidaying on Bank Holiday. The colliers, too, on the follow- ing day faithfully redeemed their pledge by turning up to work en masse. A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Llandilo Registry Office on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Mr. Samuel John Jones, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Henry Jores, Glasnant. Garnant, and Mies Catherine Thomas, eldest daughter of Mrs. Thomas, Vardre, Glanamman. Mrs. Sarah Phillips, Stepney Hill, Gar- nant, met with a nasty accident on Satur- day afternoon on Garnant-road. Acci- dentally falling, she fractured her leg, and was carried to her sister's house, Gorsygarnant Farm, where she received surgical treatment. She is progressing favourably. Master Timmy Rees, the Twyn boy sop- rano, made a decided impression with* his excellent renderings at Llanwrtyd Wells last week. He also was an easy winner in an open solo at the Pavilion Eistedd- fod. Another Cwmammanite who dis- tinguished himself was Mr. Willie Davies, A.I.U.M., the rising young violinist. The Jack Martin Dramatic Society, en- couraged by their remarkable success of last session are beginning to rehearse a new drama. It is gratifying to note that all the members without exception, have signified their intention of taking part again, and that the able conductor, Mr. John G. Evans, was unanimously asked to take the reins on again. In a communication lately received from Mr. Arthur Price, Cowell-street, Garnant. who is now a. major's orderly, and out in the western front, he speaks in eulogistic terms of the high standard of efficiency of the British line, the arrange- ments made for the comfort of the troops, and the splendid comradeship that exists between men and officers.
CWMTWRCH. I Edward Lewis Evans, of the Army Service Corps, was charged at Ystrad- gynlais on Tuesday with being found on the premises of Mrs. Edith Rosser, at Cwmtwrch, for an unlawful purpose. The evidence was to the effect that defendant was found in the house on Saturday night about 11 o'clock when Mrs. Rosser returned to the house. Defendant said he had been told that Edgar Rosser, the complainant's husband had returned from the front, and he only called to see him as he was an old friend. The case was dismissed, but defendant was asked to be more careful in future. Upon hearing the result the defendant's sister who was in court, burst into tears, and threw her arms around her brother's neck. Evans also gave way in addition I to other relatives, and the business of the j court had to be stopped for a few minutes while the party left the court.
CLYDACH. 1 Safest and Best Course to adopt, if rup-I j tured, is to M? Rich, The Chemist, 30, 13 High-street, Swansea. Personal Attention ] to Each Case individually in Private ( Fitting Room. j At the Henry N. Miers Lodge of the R.A.O.B. held at the Mason's Arms, Glais, j on Monday night, Primo A. J. Shelton, = of Clydach, who has taken great interest t in Bffaloism in the district, was raised s to the degree of K.O.M. The worthy in-
I GOWER. On Thursday next, at the Penrice Castle grounds, there will be held a jumble sale in aid of the National Fund for Welbh Troops, and granted fair weather, the event should prove a great success. Everyone in Gower, owners and cot- tagers, are displaying an enthusiasm which augurs well for the fund, and al- ready the entry list has reached so large a proportion that the auctioneers. Mers. James and James, will have a thoroughly busy afternoon. Entries to date include a variety of objects, from a sheep to a pair of pictures; there are live and dead etock, farm and kitchen produce, fruit and vege- tables, implements, articles of furniture, and so on. Miss Talbot. through whose kind permission the Castle grounds will be thrown open, is working indefatigably in the cause, and is confident of the result of the efforts. A fact worthy of note is that the gross receipts will be handed over in their entirety- to the fund,the auctioneers having very patriotically given their eervices. The sale will commence at half-past three, and convenient -busm will be raii from Plymouth-street and Portland-street, Swansea, to the sale at excursion fares.
LLANDOVERY. 'I Mrs. Aldridge, Morwena., ecartaibated a solo at the Williame' Pantycelyn MeaoeriaA Cha-pel on Sunday. Two of the Llandovery Ch-urch IA& Brigade have joined the colours lately. They are Goo. Cooper and Tom Griffiths, R.N.D. The Red Croee Hospital at Llandovery has no wounded soldiers at the moment. The interior is in the interim, being thoroughly cleaned and painted. Rupture Sufferers are advised to Consult Rich, The Chemist, of 30, High-street, Swansea, privately. He is an Expert on the Scientific Fitting of Trusses. No Case too bad. Amongst the competitors in the race for men over 40 at the sports held on Thurs- day, an event in which much interest was taken, was Councillor Dl. Lewis, Orchard. street. The councillor has always taken a keen interest in athletics, and was a stal- wart member of the old town football club. Councillor J. Nicholas. Central Drug Stores. waj absent from Monday's import- ant meeting of the Town Council through illness in the family. The membership of the C.L.B. is being constantly added to. The Vicar, the Rev. D. Edmondes-Owen, acts as chaplain, and the Rev. W. D. Evans, L.D., curate, is the assistant chaplain. He is also com- manding officer. Amongst men in khaki on furlough at the moment is Mr. Melbourne Roberts, son of Councillor and Mrs. T. Roberts. He is with the Officers' Training Corps, Private Frank Froet, of the Second 4th Welsh, is paying his last visit prior to proceeding on foreign service. The Rev. Towyn Jones, M.P., will occupy the pulpit at the anniversary ser- vices at Williams Pantycelyn Memorial Chapel. He will also preach at a Welsh service at Salem Congregational Chapel, Madamo Kate. Llewelyn Williams will also render solos. Out in the Dardanelles with other Llandovery boys is Pte. John Elias Mor- gan, Welsh Fusiliers, brother of Mr. Ben Morgan. The Welsh Smithfield. A letter has been received from him by Mr. W. Thomas, hairdresser, in which he states that he is now in the trenches. Among well known eisteddfodwyr at the National this year was the Rev. J. Volander Jones, Pentretygwyn, Llan- dovery. Except during his sojourn in tli3 United States, Volander" has not missed the National festival for many a long year. At the time of writing he is holidaying at Aberayron. The appeal made in The Herald last week for periodicals and cigarettes for the men of the lst-4th Welsh (T.) Regiment now with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, has met with one gratifying response already, a parcel having been sent by Councillor J. Nicholas, Central Drug Stores. Councillor W. J. Esmond's speech at the Council Chamber on Monday, on the lost tolls, is generally conceded to be the finest argumentative and oratorical effort ever heard inside the building on local affairs. ImmediAtely after the meeting Mr. Esmond left by rail to join his family on their holidays. We rorrot to record the illness of Mr. Saunders Morgan, CilycWm House, at Llan- dovery. Fo- many years Mr. Saunders Mor- gan has been a constmt contributor to the Welsh pages of this paper. He was also very popular in eisteddfodic circles and a frequent competitor at local festivals. He wa-s visit?d on Wednesday by his son. Coun- cillor Saunders-Morgan, Pantycelyn House, Llanwrtyd Wella. Councillor Thomas, of Whitland, who addressed the Board of Guardians last Friday, is a brother of Councillor Richard Thomas, Mafeking Villa, Llandovery. The former i» a member of the Narberth Board of Guardians and District Council, whilst his brother at Llandovery is on the Town Council and Board of Guardians. Another brother is Captain Thomas, of Wellington, New Zealand, who is on dif- ferent public bodies in the country of his adoption. He has also played a prominent part in connection with recruiting and other matters for the mother country since the outbreak of the war, and ren- dered great service during the South African War. Our Llandovery representative has re- ceived an interesting letter from Mr. D. A. Rhydder^ch, of Chicago, a native of this town, who a few years ago visited the place and, w4th several other Welsh Americans, was present at the National Eisteddfod at Abergavenny. He states that at the time of writing, July 24th, they were leaving for the International Exposition Eisteddfod at San Francisco, with a choir of 1.50 voices, and would be competing in the main choruses and also the ladies' chorus. They hoped to cap- ture first honours in both contests. There were only 15 Welshmen in the choir. The balance was made up of all nationalities. Carmarthenshire was well represented with four, which included himself and Mr. David Owen Jones, a well-known singer from Llandilo, and a winner of many prizes in Wales in the past. The other two were from Ammanford. They would be gone for nearly three weeks, tra- velling night and day, and would cover between 5.000 and 6,000 miles. They would be visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego in California. Salt Lake City, and Ogden in Utah, Denver and Grand Junction in Colorado, and Omaha in. Nebraska. Then back to Chicago. Messrs. Wm. and Walter James, auc- tioneers, conducted an important sale of property at Llandovery on Tuesday. The first lots- consisted of a delightful creeper- covered Gothic residence called "The Tonn." Llandovery, together with the extensive out- buildings, gardens. shrubbe-,&6. tennis and croquet lawns and two pasture fields dotted with ornamental trees, comprising an area of 14 acres 0 roods 13 perches. The rental is -9,70 per annum, and the two fields are let at R19 10s. per annum, or a total of £ 39. Rich freehold accommodation fields on the Cilycwm-road containing 23 acres 2 roods 24 perches; rental £:>2. Seven rich freehold accommodation fields containing 43 acres 2 roods 37 perches; rent. All the lots were sold for £ 4,015. which included £ 315 for timber, to Mr. Harry Wilmond, Pudeey. The solicitor for the vendors was Mr. D. T. M. Jones. Broad-etreet. VandoTery.-The same auctioneers also offered for sale a freehold farm and lands called Cwmynis Uchaf. in the parish of Llanwrda, comprising 1}1 acree, 2 roods 17 perches of rich pasture fields; rental C59. The lot. was, however, with. drawn. A freehold field called Ochryfan field, consisting of one acre, in the parish of Ilansadwrn; rental 15s. This was also with- drawn. A freehold piece or pa/reel of land pear the schoolroom of Escerdawe, in the Parish of Penca.rreg. and known as Bitty Gate; also a small allotment on Pencarreg fountain, adjoining Troedrhiw and Panteg, rent ki 1'5! was cold for JMO to Dd. Jonefl, Bitty Gate Ko. 1, Eeceraawe, Llansawel. The solicitor for the vendors in respect to these lots was Mr H. Alfred Thomas, solicitor, Llandovery.
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LLANWRTYD WELLS. I With the return of fine weather visitors have been crowding to the Welle. As in pr&- vious years various forms of entertainment are provided, including boating on Aber- nant Lake and impromptu concerte iq the grounds attached to both Wells.
LLANGADOCK. I A vote of condolence was passed jit the I meetinz of the Llandovery Board of Guar- dians on Friday with the widow and othc-r relatives of th". latA" Mr. Herbert Morgan, I who for 35 years had been aaeistaat tver- seer and collector tor the parish. Members bore tribute to the excellent way m wl-icli I he had carried out his work, and grebe was laid on the fact that newer during tl-ow, long years bad a.ny complaint been xrade I against him. I
I LLANGYFELACH. The Swansea Mabinogion Society on Thursday visited Llangyfelach and Velin- dre. making the journey despite the rain which fell during the beet part of the afternoon. At the old church, they were met by the Rev. Enoch Jones, the curate --chaired bard of Fforestfach Eisteddfod, and therefore one of themselves to the society—and Mr. Thomas, churchwarden. Some time was spent inspecting the ancient monuments, particularly those recording, in the elegant language of the eighteenth century, the virtues of the Prices, of Penllergaer. One. Gryffydd Price, who died in 1787, was Barrister of Gray's Inn, Recorder of Brecknock, High Steward of the City of Litchfield, and one of His Majesty's Counsel." A good deal of concern was expressed by the Society that the base of the old Celtic Croes-de,scribed by Caron" in an I article elsewhere in this issue—was not under cover and open to the assault of any careless person. A large and very heavy stone, evidently deposited by some unthinking man of strength, filled the socket-hole, and there were indications that it had done some damage to the precious monument. Later in the day, when gathered under the hospitable roof of Mr. Rees Rice, at Garreg Lwyd, Velindre, the Society decided to make re- presentation to the Vicar of Llangyfelach, concerning the protection of the cross- base, and the suggestion was made that it might be removed to the cover of tb,- church. At Velindre. Mrs. Rees Rice, who is a daughter of the Rev. Owen Thomas, Cwm- dulais, was a charming hostess. She wel- comed the Society, in the absence of her husband, with true Welsh grace and hos- pitality. Indeed so admirably did she entertain the bards, that after tea, the wit and verse poured forth in an abun- dant stream. Jsolwg," Caron," ,Tal- rant," Beili Glas." Ald. John Jordan. J.P., Mr. John Meredith. and others gave bardic tributes, and last but not leaet, Mr. Llewellyn Llewellyn, of Brynhyfryd—a noted collector of Welsh books and papers —was willing to give intellectual enter- tainment without measure to all who cared to listen. The party sang H Hn Wlad fy Nhadau until the roof of Garreg Lwyd groaned, and then. in the rain and through the mud, set off happily on the long walk into Morriston. ————— .———-
LLANDILO. I The only wedding "it the Registry Office during tho week was that of Philip Wm. Simmonds. Lotwen. Capel Hendre, Panty- ffynon, to Edith Emma Leeming, Myrtle Hill. Heol Brown, Tycroes, Pantyffynon. The prices at the market on Saturday were as follows: Butter, in lbs.. Is. 4d.; do., in tubs. Is. 3d.; eggs, S and 10 for Is.: fowls, Is. 2d. to Is. 3d. per lb.; ducks, 18, 2d. per lb.: Welsh cheese, 8d. per lb.; rab- bits, 9d. each. TTwe death has occurred of Mrs. Dinah Jonts. wife of Mr. David Jones, of Towy- termce, Ffairfaeh. Deceased, who had attajned her 81st year, had been a faith- ful member of the Tabernacle, Congrega- tional Chapel, and remained a member of the choir up to her 80th year. Twenty-five thousand schelulca have been issued in connection with the enianeration under the National Registration Act for the Llandilo Rural District Council, and not 15,000, as previously announced. It goes without saying that it has been necessary to appoint a very larga number of volun- tary enumerators. Master D. T. Ronald Morris and Miss Mar- garet Evelyn Mary Morris, both children cf Mr. D. J. Morris, assistant clerk to the L)andilo Board of Guardians and Rural Dis- trict Council, and clerk to the Amman Val- ley School Managers, have both topped the list for the entrance scholarship to the County School. Both reeehT? the sime number o' marks, viz., 268. The son is only 11 years of age. Others who passed were:— W. H. Thomas, Gwynfe Council School; Muric J. Price, Llandlio Council School, and M. N. Rees, Capel Isaac Council School. Messrs. Wm. and Walter James and Son, of Swansea, Llandilo, Llandovery, and Llangadock, conducted their fort- nightly sale of fat stock at the Council Mart on Monday. The business in lambs and pigs was not so brisk as a fortnight ago, but beef was about the same. The following passed through the ring: 52 fat cattle, 280 sheep, 850 lambs, 25 calves, 1 cow and calf, 6 bulls, 90 weaner pigs, 325 porkers, and 25 baconers. Prices ran as follows: Fat cattle, Ell to £ 35; sheep, from 30s. to 54s. lambs, 24s. to 52s.; calves, 90s. to 120s.; cows and calves, £18; bulls, jE20 to < £ 30; pigs—weaners, 25s. to 33s.; porkers, 48s. to 133; baconers. 95s. to 120s.. I Mrs. Dinah Jones, who has ju&t passed away at the age of 88. She was a well known and highly respected inhabitant of Ffairfach, Llan- dilo. Deceased was a very old member of the Tabernacle Con- gregational Chapel, Fiairfach, where she took an active part in and a keen in- terest in the sing- ing.-The photograph is by Harries, Llan- dilo. Good progress is being mide by the Llan- dilo Volunteer Training Corps, which can now boast of the membership cf 62. They held thgir first parade on Monday evening, under the command of Lord Dynevor. At Llandilo County Court, on Wednesday, Maggie Mary Vaughan, 89. College-street. Ammanford, sued David Harries, Station- road, Tirydail, grocer and butter merchant, for £ 2 3s. for wages as domestic servant, and £ 1 4s damages for wrongful dismissal. Mr. W. L. Smith appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Henry Noyes for defendant. Defendant admitted the sum of £ 2 8s wages, but coun- ter-claimed for 91 4s. damages for breach of contract of service.—His Honour found that plaintiff had not been wrongfully dismissed, and disallowed the claim in respect of I wrongful dismissal, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for £ 2 8s., without costs- Judgment was given for the defendant for 10s. damfigco on the counterclaim. Mr. D. Owen Jones, the well-known Llandilo vocalist, who has spent, some I years now in the United, is not unknown to fame in the land of the Stars and Stripes. He was in the choir of 150 from Chicago which competed in the main choruses at the International Exposition Eisteddfod at San Francisco in July. The test pieces were: Chief choral competition for mixed choirs, numbering not less than 125. nor more than 150 voices, xecit.. Ilaste ye, my brethren," chorus—" Hear us 0 lord," Judas Maccabeeus (Han- del), (b) choruses four and five from Pbcenx Expirous (G. W. Chadwickt, (c) "Indian Serenade" (Dr. D. C. Wil- liftms); c unac<'onltianied. First prize, £ 2,000 2nd, £ 400; 3rd, J100. Ladies' choral competition (in which the Welsh Chicago ladies competed) for choirs num- bering not less than ,50, nor more than 60 I voices, (a) Autumn Violets (Homer N. Bartlett). (bi Dance of the Foys (Frederick Stephenson), (c) Indian Lullaby (A. S. Yozt): c unaccompanied. The prizes < £ 200 and tlt)O. A meeting of the Parish Council was held tinder the presidency ot Mr. Jno. Jones. There wor- also present ^-Messrs. Thomas James. Evan Thomas, Dd. D. Morgan. Wm. Walters, Dd. Davies, Dd. Evans. ThM. Mer- j ris. Herbert Thomas, and the clerk, Mr. W. Thomas Crescent House. Th?, overpeer's j aocomita for the half-year ended? ??rch were laid before the meeting. These sfaowed the total receipts to be £ 2,519 3s. 4d., and expenditure L- Z,295 19s. 6d.—Mr. "W7m. Walters reported that the tenant of Brynbach Farm, Brynamman, interferes with the pub- lic rights by locking a gate on 36 footpath which goes through his -farm to Old Com- Dany-row.-The Clerk was instructed to write to the owner, Mr. J. Moy Evans, Swan- sea, in reference to the matter, and to ask him to bo good enough to instruct his ten- ant not to interfere with the public rights and to desist from locking the gate. The Clerk was also instructed to write to Mr. Wm. Joneis, Owmnantymoel, Brynamman, to thank him for his kindness in doings the haulage in connection with the repairs to the footpath which goes through his fields from Llandilo-road, Brynamman, to Wood- land Castle.
[ LLANDEBIE. The G.W.R. motor omnibus recently crashed into the wooden railings surround- ing the evergreen treee at the station en- trance. Part of the railings was demolished and a great delay ensued. Mr. R. J. Tanner has been appointed secretary to the Tyler Teat of the Indepen- dent Order of Rechabites, and the appoint- ment' is one which has given general satis- faction. The former secretary, Mr. W. U. Davies, is leaving the village to take up an important appointment elsewhere. The death took place with painful sudden- ness on Saturday of Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Wm. Jones, who will be known tp Llandebie people &.6 the son of Mrs. Jones, Caeglas, at her residence in Merthyr Tydfil. Deceased was not unknown in the village, having often visited the place. The interment took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Llan- debie Church graveyard. Two Llandebie boys in the Welsh Guards are home on short leave, namely, Pte. Jno. Walters and Pte. Johnny Williams. fioth afford ample proof of the physical benefite accruing from military training. Since en- listing, Williams has gained 27lbe. in weight and has grown two inches. Williams' home- coming has, however, been a ead one, his mother, afrer a short illness, breathing her last on Monday. Pte. Dd. Williams, of Pentregwenlais, who, while fighting in France with the 2nd Welsh, was severely wounded, is expected home from Netley Hospital this week. The rumour which gained currency in the village a few weeks ago that Driver James Williams, whc&e home is at, Waunfarlais, and formerly at Prode-fach, had been killed at the front. has happily turned out to be unfounded. At the same time, Williams had a very narrow escape, only an 8000 coming between him a,nd death. A shrapnel 6hell had exploded in close proximity to him, and the horse he was riding viA- struck by some of the splinters, being instantaneously killed. Williams, however, escaped unhurt. The Llandebie warrior, Pte. Dan Lemon- heigh, of the Sad Welsh Regt., who on his recent short visit home from the trenches was given a rousing reception, wishes, t'brough the columns of the" Herald." to thank all the residents for their overwhelm- ing welcome, and the great generosity shown towards him. It. is with. unfeignd regret that we record the dea'h of Mrs. Williams, wife of Mr. Jno. Williams, Margaret-road, who expired on Monday evening ater a brief period of ill- ness. Deceased was 39 years of age, and there are nine children left. the eldest son being in the Welsh Guards and at the time of the death was home on leave. Deceased was a faithful member of the SeLon Congregational Church, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. Sym- pathy is extended to the family in their great, loss. A report of the funeral will appear next week.
MUMBLES. Mr C. J. C. Wileon (deputy county coroner) conducted an inquest at the Mumbles Police Station on Saturday touching the death of Leslie Gordon Honey, the fifteen tb -month s'- old child of Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Pasha Honey, of 1, Dumphries-place, Southend, Mumbles, who died suddenly on Thursday last. The verdict was death from con- vuleions. NEW RED CROSS HOSPITAL. I A large house at Langland Bay has been fitted out as a Red Cross Hospital, in which are ten beds, nine of which are occupied by soldiers who arrived on Fri- day last. Among them is the iiret wounded Canadian soldier to be received and treated at the Mumbles. The new hospital is beautifully situated and the comfort of the soldiers is Iwing well looked after by the Misses Phyllis and Sylvia Gilbertson, who are acting as nurses.
I MORRISTON. I Leslie Edmunds, aged 5, of 34c, Martin-1 street, Morriston, had a providential es- cape from drowning in the canal on Wed- nesday evening. At about 8 p.m. a man named Daniel Griffiths, of 894 Neath-road, was parsing along the canal bank when he saw the lad fall into the water. Griffiths was quickly on the spot, and managed to grasp the boy by the hair and pull him out. MEETING OF V.T.C. I A meeting of the Morriston Platoon of the V.T.C. was held at the Church Institute on Wednesday evening. Councillor David Mat- thews, J.P., presiding. The Chairman dealt briefly on the impor- tance of the movement and its growth throughout the country. Personally, be would be only too pleased to assist the mo\ement at Morriston. In view of the fact that the movement had been officially sanc- tioned and had been taken up in the dis- trict, it was necessary that they ehoui-1 supply a troop at Morriston. He hoped they would take it up seriously. Referring to the matter of uniforms, etc., he suggested that -3, fund should be opened, and he had every reason to believe that the people of Morriston would readily respond to such au appeal. He had been informed that a similar Central Furfd" will shortly i.e inaugurated at Swansea to bear the cost of the various platoons. He anticipated no difficulty in getting the use of the Drill Hall for drills and rifle practice. Councillor D. J. Davies, J.P., also Ppoke. Mr. E. L. Edwards was unanimously ap- pointed secretary and Councillor D. J. Davies, J.P., treasurer. The following were appointed on the com- m, W. Griffiths, Edwin James, Edward Thomas, Alf Payne, W. E. D.wies, Enoch Thomas, R H. Linn, Evan Evans, David Rees, A. H. Dickman, Ben Williams, Hood Williams, W. T. Rowe, M. Palmer, Ashley Morris, H. Browning, and the Rev. David Williams, M.A. (vicar).. The membership of the platoon is now 66.
PONTAHDULAIS. The recent heavy floods swept a quan- tity of the rubbish which gives the "River" Dulais notoriety during the spring and summer months. There have been quite enough, and too many, volunteer enumerators for the taking of the National Register, and the school teachers form the vast majority of these. Mr. Albert Griffiths, son of Mr. rnd Mr Edward Griffiths, Pistyllgwyn, joined the Welsh-Canadians at v'ii;iria, British Columbia, whither he emigrated a few years ago. He is now "-it.,b "IS i- ment in this country undergoing final training prior to his departure for the front. The tinplater's stop-week is over once more. Much as he deserved his'rest. he was not blessed with ideal holiday weather, or anything like it. There was also a notable and significant absence of thf* holiday spirit," with which, we think, the suspension of cheap bookings by the railway companies had nothing to do. Pontardulais and Gorseinon Twoplp were delighted to read of the promotion of I Captain Harold J. Harries, surviving son of Alderman and Mrs. Harties, the i3 >1 good. Captain Harries at the outbreak of war was a second-lieutenant in the (ith Welsh; and he has done much good work in France, so that his promotion is grati- fyiug as it is deserved. Pontardulais was represented, in the list of prize-winners at Bangor National Eis- teddfod last week, Mr David Edgar Thomas, the well-known pennillion singer and adjudicator .scoring a victory in the Hir a Thoddaid contest The subject was Pencerdd Gwalia." and the prize was two guineas. Mr. Thomas comes of a family renowned for its bardic genius. At the same eisteddfod Mr. Dan Matthews was chosen one or two out of 37 elocu- tionists to appear on the platform, and he was distinctly unfortunate in not secur- ing another National success. Several smart and interesting weddings have been solemnised here over the holi- days. At Llanelly Church, Miss Mary Louise Thomas, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas. Prospect-place, was married to Mr. Tom Hughes, accountant. London. At St. Teilo's Church, Miss Maggie Hopkins, daughter of Nurse Hopkins, James-street, was married to Mr. Joseph Thomas, L.T.S.C., Hendy. Both bride and bride- groom are well known in local musical circles. Mr. Emlyn J. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas. Coed- bach. has also been married to Miss Mor- full Jones, Hendy.
SARON. I We regret to record the death of Mr. Joseph Jones, Brookford, Saron, which took place very suddenly at Swansea, where he had gone for a short holiday. He leavee a widow and 'three children. The funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on Saturday afternoon, to the Christian Temple Burial Ground at Ammanford, the officiating ministers being Rev. J. Morgan, Ammanford, Rev. D. S. Davies, Saron, and the Rev. E. Williams, Fochriw. The follow- ing were the chief mourn er-e,Mrs. Jones (wife); Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Bryndeilog, Saron (paren'ts); Messrs. Emlyn and Abraham Joneef (brothers): Miss Agnes Jones (sister); Mr. Wm. Hughes, Llandilo ^uncle); Mr,, and Mrs. Hughes. Ammanford (uncle and aunt); Mr. Dd. Hughes. Saron (uncle); Mrs. Hughes, Swansea (aunt;; Mrs. Jenkins, Gellywreiddonisaf (mother-in-law); Rev. R. Jenkins, Tredegar (brother-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Ammanford (brother and sister-in-lawi; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Blaengarw (bro'ther and 6ister-in-law) • Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Cwmbwrla (brother and c,ister-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Tumble (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. D. Jenkins, Penybank (brother-in-law), and others. Wreaths were sent by the Tirydail Lodge of the Bristol and West of England Society, and the Coronation Lodge, Saron, of the R.A.O.B.
SWANSEA. I Frank Williams, the ex-Swansea three- quarter, has received an appointment as inspector of shells under a Yorkshire Munitions Committee. The R.A.O.B. Convention came to an end on Friday evening, with the result that most of the delegates were able to leave Swansea for their respective homes on Saturday. The funeral took place on Monday after- noon of Mr. David Evans, of 141, High- street, Swansea. Mr. Evans, who is a native of the town, is well known, and was a naval reservist. Much sympathy is felt with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heffron, of 4. Green-row, Greenhill, Swansea, in the death at the front of their 24-year-old son. James, a private in the Somerset Light Infantry, formerly employed at the Hafod Isha Works. They have lost also two sons-in- law in the last three months—^ne at Neuve Chapelle and one in Australia. Mr. T. P. Rose Richards and Mr. W. Turpin have jointly placed sufficient funds in the hands of the' Mayor and Mayoress of Swansea for providing a fully-equipped motor ambulance, with the necessary amount for its upkeep, at the front, and have left it to the Mayor to decide where the car can be most use- fully employed. Serbia has been sug- gested by them. A man gave me a most interesting ac- count of the newest model of one of the world's cheapest, motor-car firms yer- day. This car, he said. was a wonderful production. For £ï5 you could get a four-seater with hood and all accessories, including a squirrel. And what," I asked innocently, is the squirrel—a mascot?" No," he murmured, "it runs behind to pick up the nuts." A fatal accident occurred in Carmar- then-road, Swansea, on Wednesday even- ing. Charles H. Ball, of 53, Cecil-street, Manselton, was driving a motor lorry, be- longing to Rees Davies, fruiterer, Swan- sea, along Carmarthen-road, when a little boy, Emlyn Thomas Richards, aged 4, of 229, Carmarthen-road, ran out from behind a wagon, and was knocked down by the lorry. The unfortunate lad was conveyed to Dr. John Davies' surgery, where it was found that he was suffering from a fracture of the base of the skull. He died about a quarter of an hour after his arrival. NAVAL RECRUITS. I Naval recruits are rolling up in gratify- ing numbers day by day in Swansea. Lieutenant John Hodgens, honorary naval recruiting officer for Swansea, who recently obtained a commission in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, has hit upon a happy idea. He has obtained per- mission from the Exchange Company to use the spacious flat roof of the new Exchange Buildings for drilling recruits in the short interval between their enlist- ment and departure from the town. GUARDIANS AND CALL TO I ECONOMY. Swansea Guardians met on Thursday, Mr. G. S. Mickell presiding. A communication from the Local Gov- ernment Board announced the postpone- ment of all elections till July, 1916. In case of a vacancy, the Board itself would have the right to fill it. Letters had been received from the Hon. Miss Elaine Jenkins and the Hon. Mrs. Daniel, thanking the Guardians for their expression of sympathy on the death of Lord Glantawe. A simlar letter was also received from Mr. J. Devonald, who has lost his nephew. The circular on economy, which has been received, was referred, without com- ment, to the Finance Committee. ASYLUM BUILDING. The opinion has been expressed that I the Swansea and Merthyr Joint Asylum I works at Cefncoed come within the scope I of the Local Government Board's recent letter urging strictest economy in public expenditure. Up to the present it has not been decided—and it probably will not be I decided—to suspend operations during the -war period. The position is that the foundation works are being carried out by contract, and in consequence of the fact that th,- Local Government Board's sanction does not include the superstructure, and of the impossibility of securing money for that purpose, the work must come to a stand- still when the present contract is com- pleted. The intention, therefore, is that the foundation works shall proceed, but in view of the scarcity of navvies, the contractors are hardly likely to complete them till the end of the year. COLOURED MAN AND BANK NOTE. I A carious incident occurred at the Swansea Police Court on Tjiursdav during a case in which two coloured men were concerned. The prisoner, James Obey, of Kingston, Jamaica, was charged on re- maud with stealing St frepi a coat at. 79, Strand. Swansea, on August 8th, the property of Samnel Smith. Smith said he could not read, and told the Bench that what was stolen W88 a ibaiik of England note for <-1. The Clerk: Was it one piece of paper? Witness: Yes, sir; one piece. I gave four English one pounds for him. Where did you get it r—In a public- house, sir The missus say it was all light and I gave her the four pounds Could you tell the police which public- house it was?—No, sir, I was half drunk, and I don't remember him. The Bench decided to adjourn the case for another week for the police to make further inquiries. The Swansea Vale Zinc Smelting Works, which has hitherto been in the hands of the German combine, has been sold to a group in the City, who (says a Globe" correspondent) intend at ones to bring the output of spelter up from. 5,000 to 25,000 tons per annum. The head of this group is Mr. R. Tilden Smith, who is associated with many im- portant enterprises, including the zino mines of Burma, from which he intends to obtain- his supplies of metal. The plant is a facsimile of those which: tho Germans have erected in Germany, Belgium, and France, and was one of the links in the organisation which enabledj them to dominate the zinc market in. Europe. By its acquisition the purchasers are in the City considered to have stolen a march on the Zinc Corporation and Broken Hill Companies, and also to haval struck a very patriotic blow for thal country. Mr. R. Tilden Smith is an underwriter of .4-6, Copthall-avenue, E.C., and Oak- lands, Clapham Park, S.W., and is at director of the Burma Corporation (Limited), Burma Miqes (Limited Channel Collieries Trust (Limited)." Mohochang Exploration Co. (Limited)* and the Wallsend Natal Collieries (Limited). The Burma Mines (Limited) workt silver, lead, and zinc ore in Upper Burma. and the Mohochang Exploration Company (Limited) has also mining rights in thai Shan States. N.C.O. CONFESSES BIGAMY. George lienry Williams. a sergeant in that isth Gloucestershire Regiment .Forest, of Dean Pioneers), was brought up in custoay at a special court at Lydney on Wednesday charged that he, on May 2, 1915, at. 8t. Mary's Parish Church, Lydney. unlawfully and bigamously went through a form cf marriage with Katie Belinda Ellaway. cf 3. Tutnalls, Lydney, his lawful wife. Eliza- beth Catherine Williams, of Swansea, beirg alive. The girl Ellaway stated she was eighteern Y,ears of age. and met the prisoner on FeÍ) ruary 6. Just over a month later he pro- posed marriage to her, and on March 31, be. inc then ill, 6he went with her mother too where he waa then stationed to see him arrange for the wedding. The marriage :ook place OIl May 2 at, St. Mary's Church, witness's mother paying S-3 for the specie lioenGe. Prisoner promised to re-pay tbiit when be recrived his Army money. }!8 mentioned that he had a "house at Swansea which he wanted to sell for £ 270. Prisone? told her that he was allowing his separation allowance to a landlady in Swansea, but that he would get it transferred to her. It was only when she applied to the local secretary of the Soldiers and Sailors* Families' Association for a separation* allowance that she found prisoner was at married man. He then wrote c(Jnf6il1\ everything. "I am being punished for ;t¡ now, or I expect to be in a short time. Well. Katie. I am a married man, with ØI wife and four children in Wales. I ha\a been married -wron years, but haTfI nott li,if% happily the whole time. I shall balo to f-too it out. to the end. It. wae wrong of me to lead you on as I have done. I thought to keep everything quiet, but it has been found out. at last." Mrs. Ellaway stated that when she hearii a rumour that the prisoner was a married mall she approached him about ir, and h« replied. Xo, I have never had any othe« wile but Katie BPllndFL." Llewellyn Jenkins. clerk to the guardians, and superintendent registrar of Swanee-i, gave evidence as to prisoner marrying Elizabeth Catherine Jones at the Begisti^ Office, Swaneea, in December. 1907, The magistrates committed prisoner foij trial and allowed bail.
TYCROES. the local enumerators of the National Registration, viz., Massrs. Morgan Jone v Emporium, and J. Eddie Parry, De!ga:i„ have been busy this week distributing form d in the two sections of Tycroes Ward. Last week a parish meeting was held aU| the Council Schools to consider the ad«< visability of requesting the LIaneDy Rur?M District Council to extend the water aii-4 in the Tycroes Ward. The water question* has been a longstanding grievance atJ Tycroes, several ratepayers being compelled) to walk a distance cf about lialf-a-mile í the water-tap at The Cross. Applications have been repeatedly forwarded to the trict Council to extend the mains without success. The chair was taken by Mr. Davicii Jones, chairman of the Parish Council, WhO in a lengthy speech, explained the object on the meeting. Mr. Llewelyn Fairw.iter, tha< local representative on the District Council., stated that the great scheme of watosj supply from Llyn-y-Fan, now in operationi would be oompleted in twelve months. TL-al District Council, he explained, on this pleaj did not deem it advisable to enter into t?i expense of a temporary scheme for a year j An agreement was made a few months agot between the District Council and the Educa- tion Committee, conjointly to extend the mains to the Council Schools, but aa thist involved an expenditure of £ 40 12s., of which! each body would pay one-half, the compactf was broken and the District Council had d" cided to erect a tap near the upper cn-I trance to the school. On the motion of Mr.4 John Morgan, .seconded by Mr. Evans, Pen-<( pant, it vias decided to request the District Council to erect additional taps-one inj Penygarwroad ,ind another on PantyffyTt non-^pad—so that the water eupply mighty be available to all sectioi c f of the Tycroeaj Ward. It was pointed out that a similari resolution from the last parish meeting i-ad!! met with a, refusal. The res-lilt of tbiq second application, it is hoped, i, ill tn with better success, if etrong'y supported by local representatives.
TRECASTLE. We regret to announce the death aral funeral of Mrs. Davies, widow o Mr. Jno. DavMs. Gwernwyddog Farna^ Cwmw6yg. Trecastle, who for many yea was a worthy deacon at Cwmwyg C.? ?regational Church. The deeea.? was a native of Gwynfe, and her husband of Llanddeusant. Sbe had been ailing fo many years. Like the rest of the Gwern-4 wyddog family she was held in high e64 teem, and her death is greatly regrette 4 in the locality. She will be greatly mitteta There was an unusually large attendant at the funeral. The Rev. J. Volander Joue46 Pentretygwyn, Llandovery, a former paatou at Cwmwysg. assisted by the Rev. D. B. Harris. Ammanford. officiated. She wa-a buried at Cwmwsysg. There were preAsnI 3, very large number of relatives. Amongst others were noticed :-Mr. Thomas Daviett (son). Mr. Jeff Davies (son) and family, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Davies (son and daughter- in-law), draper. Brynamman; Mr. Willi. Davies (son) and family, Trecastle; Rev. D* Davies, B.A. (son), Congregational ministeq, Coleford, Glos.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Jone^ Llwydcoed, Aberdare (son-in-law and daugh4i ter); Mrs. E^aas. Hirwain (daughter); Mrs* Mo.es. Brynamman (daughter); Mr. aindt Mrs. Thomas (son-in-law and daughter)* Brynamman; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Daviea* Gwynft; Rev. D. J. Moses, B.A.. Tycroet (grandson")* Messrs. Morgan Davies ind Jno. Lewis, Llanddausant (nephews); Mr. Jno. Griffiths, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Gwynfe;| Mr W. Griffiths, Gurnos (nephew); Mr. Lewi. Davies and May Davies (nephew qnd nieoe)* Llanddausant. [District Isews Continued on Next Pace-I