NOTES FROM ABEB AYRON. The two squads of special constables are being drilled, undergoing hard physical exercises, on two nights in each week. P.C. Davies has proved himself to be an efficient drill master. and disciplinarian. On Monday night, a beautiful moonlight night, the drilling took place in the open, on the Pwll Cam grounds, and the march up the street and by way of Pantteg, of about sixty men, was done in fine style. THE total of the contributions from Aber_ anon to the Prince of Walts fund will amount to an aggregate of £250, perhaps more. Other methods and plans for helping have been and are being sought for and executed. For example, Mrs Evans of Oedan House, has supplied two quilts; Mrs. Evans of Red Lion. one blanket; Mrs Robertson of Oadwgan-place, one quilt and one rug; and Miss Davies of 2, Quay-parade, one quilt, one blanket, and one rug, which have been sent to the proper quartet's in London. Messrs Percy Lloyd. Abel Davies, H. Loyn Pugh, and John Davies, Tailor's Hall, have hit on a very popular idea. They are appealing to every householder to give any article which can be easily dispensed with, for the purpose of organis_ ing a great jumble sale, and the proceeds wiHi be given to tlve Prince OF Wales Fund. There are in most households articles which are unnecesarsy, and in the way. Those are the things sought for in the first- instance. This does not mean that people may net give other goods on which they set a high value. It is an ingenious and interesting plan and it should prove to he highly successful. We townspeople, and thoroughbred T\ elsh men, do not excel in giving men. The more should we, therefore, strive to give money. If we will not fight, we should be willing to help those and their dependents, who are fighting for us. A recruiting meeting was held the other night at the Town Hall. It was a fine, warm, numerously-attended and popular meeting. Sir Edward Pryse, Bart.. raid Mr. Vaughan L^AVIES;- M.P., and Private Hicks, who fought at Mons, were the conspicuous personages, who spoke. A fair representa- tion of speakers from anions: all classes of people forming the inhabitants of Aber- ayVon, also spoke. The appeals for recruits were couched in apt and vigorous terms, and based on un- answerable arguments and facts. Nine men entered the consulting room to inter view the recruiting officer. All honour to them. But it is not expected that one will remain on the list after the sifting is over. No. we are not the people, just now, to produce soldien-s. Mr. D.. Pefinant JJamjes, referring to Sir Edward Pryse, referred to that im- mortal Welsh martial verse—"I Bias Goeerddan." There is not much of the spirit of the song abroad among pure bred, Welsh- speaking Welshmen. The Welshmen of Glamorganshire have a large sprinkling of Bristolians, Forest of Dean men, York- shire men, and Irishmen, etc., among them. Some of the leaders of the Free Churches in ales have raised a protest against what the Bishop of St. Asaph said in the House of Lords to the effect, that whilst the Liberals were disestablishing and dis- endowing the Church in Wales that Church was foremost in sending out soldiers to the war in defence of their country, and in contributing to the relief of suffering caused by the war. The Bishop of St. Asaph has a rare faculty for saying truth which is obnox- ious and untimely. And I don't think the later assertion is warranted.) Judging from the information which passes before a. man's eyes, it is probable that Noncon- formists will be found to have given quite as handsomely, and with equal if not with something more of a sacrificial element in the giving, than the members of the Church of England. .But as to the former assertion, it is only just to confess that whilst the teach- ing of Nonconformity has condemned war the Church of England has not done so. It has been. on the other hand. the patron of the profession and arts of war. It should therefore have grown more soldiers. There is no disgrace to avow that Nonronformists believed that the way to end war was by exercising the spirit of war from each generation of children, and they went about doing it. How then should we be expected to be martial ? And can recruits be started out in two months from a people who have been thus imbued ? We believed in worthy ideals and acted accordingly. Now we W find, that Scotch- men, Englishmen, and Irishmen are before us in guarding our shores from invasion, our lives from destruction, and our homes and possessions from annihilation and we do not feel at all happy. In Cardigan- shire, there is not much to differentiate class or creed in the matter of recruiting. There is nothing that can be character- ised an enthusiasm and spontaneity any- where This war has caused us to think, which I is the best part?—to allow a ruffian Em- peror to subjugate us when the humour takes him, or to fight for our King and country, as we found them. and to die. if needs be in doing so. The mother in the Gogerddan song seemed to think that the latter course was the right one. I was told of a very well-known ladv at Aberystwyth, by her husband, that her younger son asked her one day, And now telli me. mother, are you willing for me to go to the war?" The mother, who knew that the question was coming, and who had been thinking deeply about it, replied "If I were you, my boy, I would go." She evidently belongs to the Gogerddan cult. Mr. Lloyd George has said almost exactly the same thing. Nonconformity has claimed rightfully, in a sense, that it is the-Church of the Welsh nation. Is it willing to take a poor fourth place among the nations, when it comes to the matter of defending our very existence, as a people, and all of what our existence stands for among the nations of the earth ? If it is not willing, then it must revise its polity. Of course, it is open for us to say_when this war is over, there will not be another in our time, and let the future take care of itself. And is it not said, that this war is to be the end of war." It is the Armageddon leading to the millenium. Well, certainly there will be a New Earth and a New Heaven and perhaps we may go on fighting at Eisteddfodau. There will be no more Disestablishment md Disendowment Campaigns, and we may forego soldiering yet.
LAMPETER Funeral. The funeral took place Saturday, at Gwargate, Cwmanne, of Mm Mary- Evans, wife of Mr. David Evans, who died the previous Tuesday at the age of sixty-four. She had been ailing for some time. The funeral was a large one and the remains were interred at Bethel, Silian. The Rev. D. Jones, Nodrlfa, officiated. She leaves a husband and era! ehiidren to mourn their loss. Sheep.—Thousands of sheep are being driven from the Breconshire hills to the lowlands this week. The police are keep- ing a keen look-out for any traces of scab. The number of sheep passing through is so large than an extra constable has been drafted in to assist the locaJ police. Recruits.—Thirteen recruits left for Car_ marthen on Tuesday to join the army, and many more will leave before the end of the week. They were accompanied by Ser- geant Davies, Castle Hotel, who is THE local recruiting, officer.
COERESPONDEN CE. A CRITIC. Please discontinue sending me your paper In these times I think you might have stopped continually rubbing it in to Uo Church people the enormous aJvantages that will accrue to us when the Church Bill comes into operation. We don't at all agree that it will, but do not wish buSh things mentioned or discussed now. We want to concentrate our thoughts and energies on how to beat the Germans. Also, I think it extremely bad taste on ■your part to jeer and jibe at the iory papers for praising Mr. Lloyd George s .splendid patriotism. Your influence--such as it is-surely would be better employed in trvinf to "induce the inhabitants ot Merionethshire to join the colours and be- come as noted fighting men as their ancestors were. At present most of the young men's idea is to sing with much unction "Land of My Fathers. You might suggest to them that their land won't be much to look at if the Germans get into it. W. C. KKTTLE. Rhowniar, Towyn, Merionethshire. [How sad. —EB. ORIOeiETH LIGHTING SCHEME. SIR,—To say that Criccieth Council have "wisely decided to proceed with their lighting scheme" is to give a majority of the members credit for more wisdom, in -vour opinion, than they really deserve. As a matter of fact they have decided to postpone the scheme for the present on .account of the war. That resolution was passed on August 6th, when the war panic was at it highest point. My efforts to have that resolution deleted or amended before it had been confirmed, with a view to making an application for a Provisional Order in the next Session of Parliament, Was defeated on a point of order which really was only a- thin veneer to hide the chronic conservatism of some of the mem- bers.—Yours, etc., JOHN ROWLANDS. SIR,—Your Editorial Note finent Cric- cieth electric lighting scheme evidently does not agree with your representative's re- port of the meeting of Criccieth Council and its decision on the lighting question. The scheme has, unfortunately. been abandoned and that on the flimsiest pre- texts- slaughtered by its professed pro- tagonists. However, as one who has laboured unceas- ingly in favour of the project, I heartily welcome your expression of opinion and, if I may slightly alter the note, I heartily concur that the Council would have done wisely to proceed with the scheme. The absence of an effective system of lighting is a most serious drawback to the prospects of the town as a high-class resort for visitors.- Yours, etc., Huw R. GJIUFFYDD. CARDIGANSHIRE AND THE WAR. SIR, I hope you will allow me each week to publish in your paper the names of those who respond to the call of their King and country by enlisting in the Armv. This will form a roll ot honour to show" that Cardiganshire is not backward, in the hour of their country s peril. 1 find a great number of Cardiganshire men have enlisted in other counties, viz., Clam- organshire-, Brecon, and Carmarthenshire I should like our county to get the credit 01' her sons who have stood by in the hour of need. In order to obtain all the names, I should he very much obliged if relatives of uovs who have joined would kindly send me their names, and date of enlistment, corps if possible. Also. if those em- ployers of English boys or others who have joined would send me their names, as no matter how unknown a man may be when he goes out to fight his country's foes, his aiame should be fully honoured. I hope j -each week to forward the names. Lieu- tenant Ellis published one list. Appended are the names who have. enlisted from 26th September, 1914, to 5th October 1914:—Job Evans, ^Pant-y- hirioii, Llanafan Percy Gunn, Irondeg Farm. Penrhyncoch David N. Jones, Rhydycochiaid, Crosswood; John H. Jones, Maesnewydd, Crosswood; David H. Thomas. 15, Prospect-street, Aberystwyth; John P. Jones, 30, Market-street, Aberyst- wyth; Horace Croft, 10, W aimer-street, Newport (Mon.); D'avid C. Evans, Wenallt Farm, Crosswood; John Hughes., 1, Rheidol Cottages, Penparke; David Jones, 2, Rheidol Cottages, Penparke; Jenkm James Davies, Dolforwyn, Llanrliystyd; Thomas Hugh Huglies ll,jnie^ian-street, Aberystwyth; Christopher 7J. Hopkins, 3, Bryn-place, Aberystwyth; Lewin Thomas, '5 Castle-lane, trefechan, Aberystwyth; Harry Phillips, 17, TelTace-road, Aberyst- wyth; Daniel Morgan Evans, 3, Mill- etreet, Tre-rddol, Talvbont; Archibald Gor- don McPherson, Clyde House, Q.ueen's- road, Aberystwyth Thomas Edward Jones, Erwyd Mill, Ponterwyd. Yours truly, "EDWARD J. WEBLEY-PARRY-PRYSE (Captain), R.O., Cardiganshire, Drill Hall, Aberystwyth, 5th October, 1914. P g -At present there are about 700 men from Cardiganshire serving in the iRegtrlars, Territorials, and Naval Re- serve." The list will be published as soon as completed, probably next week. PEMBROKESHIRE YEOMANRY. SIR. I appeal to the young men in the agricultural districts of West Wales to me forward more readily as recruits for the Pembroke Yeomanry. 1 have spent a week: doing my best to get recruits, and I can only say, with deep regret, that the response has been most disheartening. There are scores of young men who ought to come forward willingly unless they wish to be for ever branded as cowards. Is it possible that young Welshmen in the agri- cultural districts are going to refuse to •come to their country's help, when thousands of men from India. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and all other ^colonies are volunteering so readily ? For the honour of Wales do not let it be said that our young men are afraid. If we look through the recruiting returns for West Wales we find a higher percentage is made up of English boys who have been working on Welsh farms. More honour to them Is this as it ought to be ? Is the old Welsh spirit dead? Are Welshmen in the agricultural districts going to stand by and do nothing? I trust, for the honour of Wales, that this may not be so. Let us all rally together and carry this war through to a successful issue, cost what it may. Recruits are wanted at once for the Pembroke Yeomanry, and could be sworn in at the Yeomanry depot at the Barracks at Carmarthen. All strong, healthy lads 5ft. 3in. and upwards who can ride are eligible. Remember Mr. Lloyd George's words in his great \speech :—if Wales now fails through timidity, through ignorance, through indolence, it will take generations before Welshmen will be able to live down the evil repute of faint-heartedness at such an hour.—I am. etc., DELME DAVIES EVANS, Major, Pembroke Yeomanry, The Barracks, Carmarthen, Oct. 3rd. TRADERS AND GERMAN GOODS. SIR,—I feel that the general public have so little understood in the past the harm •clone to their own country and the benefit given to foreign countries, some of whom are now our enemies, in purchasing foreign- made goods in place of British-made goods that anything that can now be done to acquaint the purchasing public of the true position of affairs would be beneficial to the nation at large. I have always been under the impression that the public generally gave little thought when purchasing goods as to whether the articles they bought were manufactured abroad or at home by British manufacturers and British labour. We cannot all fight on the field of battle, but we can do our part in helping our own country by sup- porting our workpeople, instead of as in the past, purchasing German and Austrian goods, thus strengthening our enemies and providing them with the wherewithal to arm and fight against us. Only recently have we as a nation been AT open war with Germany and Austria, but tor years past we have been engaged in a fierce and bitter commercial war with those countries—A war we have had to carryon with our hands tied, while our markets have been flooded with foreign- made dumped goods, and the enemy sup- ported and encouraged by our wholesale and retail dealers, .i.. 4. Now is the time for the public to insist on British-made goods alone being supplied to them If they purchase German and Austrian goods now, it is quite certain the dealers will continue to supply them when the war is over. The greater the difficulty thev find in selling them now, the less likelihood there will be after P^E *S declared, of their filling W> THEIR £ 2 again with goods made outside the ITISH Isles. We have learnt to think impel ULH and to act imperially. Let us- now, as a nation, learn to buy imperIally. 7 A CECIL ItIGHT. Borth and Birmingham.
CARDIGANSHIRE MAIN ROADS. SOUTHERN DIVISION A quarterly meeting of the Southern Main Roads Committee was held at the Salutation Hotel, Newcastle WY", on Wednesday, the 7th October Iheie^ie present Mr. A\. Jeremy, chanman, • Matthews, Cardigan-the Rev. John Wil- liams, Mr. Thomas Evans, Llandvgwydd, Mr J. M. Howell and Mr, J. Davies, Aberayron; Mr. James Stephens, ALR- Thomas Davies, Troedyraur; Mr. Evan Evans, clerk; Mr. Ivor Evans, deputy clerk; and Mr. D. Davies, surveyor. Summary. The Surveyor's summary of expenditure on roads for the past quarter was accepted. Dangerous Corners The Surveyor reported fifteen spots where danger" signals were necessary. IT was resolved to authorise the Surveyor to order fifteen signals Aberayron East Bridge. The Surveyor reported lliat the sub- committee of three or four members who had been appointed by the County Council to inspect Aberayron east bridge and to report visited the spot on the evening of the County Council. He (the Surveyor) had had no written report from that com- mittee but he was told by them that they thought a single path would do. and he had been asked to provide estimates for a four-feet path in concrete, in tar macadam, and in pebbles. The Rev. John Williams thought the report should be made to the Council. Mr. John M. Howell said if the point of procedure was insisted on he would appeal to that Main Roads Committee to authorise the Surveyor to provide also further estimates of the cost of a path on each side of the bridge. The. county had paid about £1,400 for the bridge, and it was a pity to spoil the ship for the sake of a pennyworth of tar. even from the paint of view of appearance. But there was a more important consideration, namely, that of the protection of life and limb. The bridge was close to the Station and he held that pedestrians ought to be able to step out of the way of motors and carriages. He still honed that the County Council would adopt that view. He pro- posed that that be done. MI- John Davies said HE was sure it would be far preferable from every point of view to have paths on each si, The Chairman thought that local mem- bers were the best judges on a matter of that kind. The proposal was carried. Rhydybeillen and Rhyd Bridges. The Surveyor reported that a roadman had bought the field from Mrs. Longeroft, out of which land was required for doing the work of erecting a new bridge at Rhydybeillen, near Synod Inn, and was willing to sell the land wanted at a pro rata sum. It was decided to accept the offer and to authorise the dork to accept the tender of J3797 3s. 6d. OF Messi's Houghborough for the erection of the bridge. The Committee appointed to meet at Rhyd Bridge had not met. 'Hie Surveyor WAS instructed to convene the committee before next County Council meeting and to report to that meeting. The Clerk was also instructed to write to Sir Gar:'od Thomas for his sanction to carry out the work when undertaken. Diain at the Aberayron East Bridge. Mr. Howell said the County Council in erecting Aberayron east bridge had broken up a drain which previously carried the water from the heights behind to the river. The conseqnenco was that in heavy rains the road at the foot of the bridge leading to the Station was flooded, much to the annoyance of the people walk- ing to the Station. He proposed that a sum not exceeding JB4 should be voted in order to rectify the defect. Mr. Stephens seconded the proposition and it was carried. Felincwm Bridge. On the proposal' of Mr. J. M. Howell, seconded by Mr. John Davies. it was re- solved to vote two-thirds of the cost of Feljncwm Bridge. The total cost would be £140. Im porta nt Communi cation The Clerk reported that he had received an intimation from the Local Government Board intimating that the Roads Board was now prepared to make a loan of £5,000. The first work to be undertaken was that of improving the road from Cardigan to Cenarth, and it was resolved to proceed by contract. Cardigan Matters. THE matters of easing the corner of the main road opposite Gogerddan Arms and to open the road from Pencaerhos to the main road opposite Gogerddan Arms and to open the road from Pencaerhos to Pantteg and the laying of a water main j was referred to a committee. Clipping of Hedges. Mr. William Jones. Pantydefaid, L!fin- drSlfl wrote urging the clipping of hedges adjoining main roads and the Surveyor was urged to attend to the work ALL through his district. The Clerk said ho would look up the rowers which the Council possessed and instruct the Surveyor. Mr. Howell said the Surveyor might do much by arrangement. The turning at I Ffosffin was rendeaed comparatively use- less by the high hedge at the turning. He suggested that when farmers did not SEE the necessity of cutting a hedge the Sur- veyor should offer to cut when the public safety was concerned Miscellaneous. The estimate of £1.30() FRR the current quarter was authorised. The proportion of the sums voted for the drain at Llan- dyssulf and Crugyreryr Bridge, Aberayron, improvements, which had been completed,' was authorised to be pail.
SWYDDFFYNON Wedding.—The marriage of Mr. L'ew- olyn Owen, Sivydd Fr4rm.. mn of Mfrs. Owen and her late husband, Mr. William Owen. who for many years represented THE district on the Tregaron Board of Guardians, and Miss Williams, Tvmawr, (lnly daughter of Mrs. Williams and her late husband, Mr. John Williams, was solemnised at Tregaron C.M. Chapel on Wednesday, September 30th. The bride- groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Owen. Tynddmenen, and his nephew. Mr. .MORGAN. Tynlon, and Mr. John Lewis VYilliams, Ystradmynach. The bride MAS away by her brothel, Mr. David Williams, and the bridesmaids were Miss O N' • TYNYON, and MISS Davies. Swydd nieces to the bridegroom, with iliss Ivlwflrds, Teifv View, Pontrhydfen- drgfiid. The offioi'atijug ministeins" were the TV^VS. I1 R,, Morgan. Swvddffvnon, and Morgan Evans, Tregaron. The* U'ed- DING carriages were provided by Mr Rhvs Morgan. Red Lion. Aft^r the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Owen loft by train to spend the honeymoon at the Wells. They were | the recipients of numerous handsome presents.
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BARMOUTH Long Ministry.—On Sunday the Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies completed twenty-eight years of successful ministry at Caersaiein chapel, and in a moving address he dweit the great changes that had occurred in the church during that period. One in_ stance was that two generations of deacons had passed through the big pew, the third being now in possession, there was not a single family pew occupied as, it was when he arrived to take up the ministry. The rev. gentleman, who laboured under the strain of intense feeling, had a seizure in the course of his address, which caused much concern to the congregation; but lie recovered after a pause and the following day seemed himself again. His energies have not been confined to his ministerial duties; but he HAS been prominent in social, political, educational, and other circles, while his municipal services at a. most critical period in the history of the town will not readily be forgotten. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS Monday, October 5th.—Present: The Revs. David Davies, chairman; R. Lloyd Roberts, rector, vice-chairman; J- Gwynoro Davies, Mrs. Gwynoro Davies, Messrs. Edward Williams, John Morgan, Wm. Wynne. R. W. Jones, T. Martin Wil- liams, and R. Llewelyn Owen, clerk. Welcome.—The Chairman welcomed Mr R. W. Jones, the County Council repre- sentative, on his first appearance as a governor, and hoped that the Governors would benefit by his co-operation. Tutorial Classes.—Mr. Edward Williams asked if any reply had been received from the County Education Committee regard- ing the protest made at the previous meet, ing against charging the cost of the tutorial classes to the district funds r- The Clerk replied that an acknow- ledgment of the letter was received. The County Committee would meet shortly, when the matter would be considered.—Mr. Edward Williams said he noticed an adver- tisement of the resumption of the classes. He thought that taxation and representa. tion should go together. It seemed strange to him, if the district was to be called on to pay, that they should be ignored in the arrangements. Those who paid the piper should be privileged to call the tune. (Laughter).—Mr. Martin Williams said the decision of the County Committee was only carried by a small majority after a hard fight. He understood that Towyn area was also strongPy protesting against the decision. There would be an opportunity to reconsider the matter at the next meet- ing. Arrangements were made with the authorities of Aberystwyth College for a three years course, and they probably had to go on as arranged. The only change was in the allocation of the cost, which was now the local area instead of the common fund of the county as hitherto.— Mr. Edward Williams thought the new policy was most unfair to the district, which was already heavily handicapped. Had their financial position been better, the hardship would not lie so unbearable.— The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said the policy of the County Committee was a. contempt- ible one to contract labilities for a term of three years and in the second year to thrust the liability on already* over- burdened districts without as much as ask- ing their consent. He thought they ought to make a strong stand against the pro- cedure adopted.—Mr, Wynne thought the decision would be found illegal. Accord- ing te the scheme, if the matter were tested, he did not think the Committee had legnl power to retain the payment of £ 10.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies: They are evidently prepared to do so, at any rate. —The matter was left to Mr. Martin Williams to convey the views of the meet- ing to the County Committee. Cleared I P.—Mr Edward Williams said there was one matter to be cleared up. When the girl who held a scholarship at Blaenau was admitted to the School, on the removal of her parents to Harlech, it was not clear ly laid down who was respon_ stble for the fee in case the Education Department declined to admit the transfer. It appeared that the gill had attended be- fore the reply came from London. He was under the impression, rightly or wrongly, that the Chairman had promised to become responsible for the fee in ease the reply was unfavourable. The minutes of the previous meeting supported his view. and he understood that the letter from the Cferk and Headmaster to the Department also conveyed the some impression.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said he could not recollect the remark. Possibly that was because meetings were often held irregu- larly on varying dates, often without the knowledge of certain members.—The Chaiiv man said the girl was admitted into the School on the strength of an express reso- lution of the Governors. In reference to his alleged promise, he was ready to pay the fee provided the Barmouth friends paid up the arrears of fees outstanding, for which they had made themselves respon- sible.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said it was unfortunate that anyone should have induced the girl to enter the School pel1(C ing the reply from London. Judging from the resolution read by the Clerk, it was cdear that the Governors did not contem- plate her entry until the reply was re- ceived.—Mr. John Morgan thought the whole correspondence should be read to enable the Governors to appreciate the position.—The Chairman: 1'OR what pur. pose, since I am ready to be responsible for the fee P-The Rev. juloyd Roberts: With- out conditions ?—The Chairman Yes; but I think the long overdue fees from J Bar- mouth should be paid.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies said it would be satisfactory if some settled rule was adopted to deal with all such cases in future on the same basis to obviate the continual discussions and misunderstandings.—Mr. Wynne said that according to the letter from the Board of Education the Governors were not justified in admitting the girJ unless they had a balance in hand, and unfortunately the Governors had only a balance on the wrong side. That being so, they could not afford luxuries.—The discussion then dropped. Lax Attendance,—Mr. R. W. Jones was appointed to serve on the- Works Com- mittee.—Mr. Morgan complained of the lax attendance of members. He was often Jeft to decide urgent mattems alone. (Laugh- ter). Mid-day Meals.—Mrs. Gwynoro Davies initiated a. discussion on the mid-day meals question. After a protracted debate, it was decided that the arrangements now in force to provide the out-scholars with light refreshment, an assistant cleaner would be engaged for the work.—The Governors decided to pay he-rinsurance contribution. — The Rev. Gwynoro Davies suggested, in vievt of the constant complaints of broken crockery, that enamelled ware should be provided. He had been obliged to eat a good deal of late out of enamelled ware in another country.—Mr. Martin Williams: Yes but you were a prisoner and did not use them from choice. (Laughter). Gardening Lectures.—Talsarnau Parish Council wrote applying for a, course of lessons in gardening.—The Clerk was directed to reply that the application would be borne in mind when the lectures were resumed. Renovations.—Mr, John Morgan hoped the Governors would make a. point of visit- ing the kitchen andQlass room which were recently renovated. The rooms had been greatly improved. Preparing for Germans.—Mr. Edward Wliliams inquired if the teaching of Ger- man was an obligatory subject in the school curriculum ?—MI*. Martin Williams Why ? Do you want to extend a welcome to the German Emperor? (Laughter).— MR Wynne: He has not come yet. (More laughter).—Mr. Edward Williams: No; I want to keep him and his language far enough away. (Laughter).—Mr. John Lloyd, M.A., the acting headmaster, said German was not taught, simply because no one asked for it; but some of the staff were competent to teach German, if needed.— Mr. Edward Williams felt inclined to move that the Headmaster should not make any arrangements for teaching German. The Germans were near enough already. (Laughter). • Sympathy.—On the proposition of the Rov. J. Gwynoro Davies, a. vote of sym- pathy was p-issed with the Rev D. Charles Edwards in his illness Entrance- Scholarships.—The Rev. David Davies proposed that charities such as those of John Ellis, Mary Parry, Ellen Hum- phreys, and I.e .vis Lewis should be em- ployed to arrange for the admission of scholars at a rate of £4 10s. for the first- find £3 for each subsequent scholar. He 1 elieved that would tend to popularise the School with the poorer sections cf the community and bring it into more direct contact with the masses whoso passion for educational facilities was proverbial and would, he fully behoved, prove practical and n'ohtftble in the long run to the school itself.—Mr Wynn seconded the pro., position, beiyg in full sympathy with every project to broaden educational facilities ) and to -popularise the School.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies regretted that he was un- able to support the proposition, as he yielded to no one in his wish to popularise the means fJf education; but the facts must be dealt with as they were, apart- from all sentimental aspects. He felt it would prove a delicate and invidious busi- ness to inquire into the financial position of parents. He would infinitely prefer to re- duce the fee all round to, say £3 for the year, if that were practicable but it was not, as things stood, and the proposal meant a loss of from £ 60 to LSO per anuum, a loss that the School with it-R debit balance could not afford. He reckoned that the loss in Barmouth alone would amount to quite £15. It might be argued that a re- duction of fees would result in a larger attendance. Granted that, but would not that again mean the building of another wing to the school and an addition to the staff-two contingencies that the Governors could not afford. The adoption of the rule would operate most unfairly against such districts as Eairhourne, Bontddu, and Talsarnau, where there were no charities in existence, and provoke friction and dis- cord. He therefore proposed that the matter should be deferred indefinitely.— Mr. John Morgan seconded the amend- ment to defer the matter. He had endeavoured to consider the question in all its bearings, but had been quite unable to see it could be made to act favourably in the circumstances in which the Governors found themselves. He would be only too glad if the Government could be induced to provide sufficient grants to enable the education to be given free all round; but there was no prospect of that at present; and he was forced reluctantly to dissent from the proposal.—Mr. Martin Williams agreed that, while it was to the credit of the Governors that they should be broad- minded enough to consider the matter, he yet believed that the Rev. Gwynoro Daviofe' had put his finger on the supreme impos- sibility of the project, namely, the finan- cial position of the School. They had an instance that day. referred to by the Chairman, In which some public-spirited people in Barmouth allowed their zeal TO over-run their ability to obtain funds, wilii 1 the result that they had a sum due from them which proved most difficult to raise locally.—Mr. Edward Williams agreed that the Governors could not afford to risk experimenting with a possible source of loss while wading ?n a position of financial embarassment.-The Chairman replied to the discussion and argued that! instead of being a loss the adoption of his proposal would prove a financial gain and a bond between the poorer parents and the Governors and would meet with the deep-, seated desire of the poorer people for the extension of educational facilities.—On being put to the vote, the mover and extension of educational facilities.—On bemg put to the vote, the mover and seconder only voted for the proposal, and the other five members against. The pro- posal was therefore lost.
TOWYH. Death.On Tuesday of last week the death was caused by convulsions of Mary Jane Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of 2, Idris Villas, at the age- of sixteen months. Interment was made an Saturday at- the Cemetery. The Revs. D- R.. Pugh, M.A., and it Parker Jones, M.A., officiated. Success Melbourne Victor Roberts, until recently a pupil of the C<*nty School', has been successful in passing the London matriculation examination in the second division. Shooting.-Penllvii Range is now in use for firino; practices on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Free Church Council.-On Wednesday of last week a meeting of the Free Church Council was held in the Congregational Chapel, when the following officers were appointed for the ensuing year :—Presi- dent, Mr. Thomas Jones, B.Sc. vice-presi- dents, Mr. Jacob Rowlands and Mr. Hugh Jones, Abergynolwvn; treasurer, Mr. J. M. James, J.P.; and secretary, Dr. E. Lewys-Lloyd. The Council also appointed its usual committee for the winter's work and decided to hold harvest thanksgiving services, and to hold the next meeting of the Council at Llanegryn. Collections—Local house-to-house col- lections have resulted in the collection of substantial surus in aid of the Prince of Wales's fund. T
MERIONETH I INSURANCE COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Committee was held at the County Hall, Dolgelley on Thursday. J The first item on the agenda was the appointment of chairman. Dr. John Jones proposed that Mr. William Owen, Plas- weunydd, be re-appointed. Mr. Owen discharged the duties in an able and con- scientious manner and with a fairness that he (Dr. Jones) had been called to order on more than one occasion. Never- theless he forgave the Chairman for that. (Laughter and hear hear.) Mr. J. Maethlon James seconded the proposition and Mr. Owen was unani- mously re-appointed. Mr. Edward Williams (Llew Meirion) proposed that Mr. Lewis J. Davies, Llan- uwchllyn be re-appointed vice-chairman. Mrs W. E. Jones, Bala, seconded the pro- position. As an amendment, Mr. Hugh Roberts, Festiniog, proposed that Mr. J. rJoyd Owen, Bala, as a representative of insured persons be appointed. Mr. J. Rowlands, Corwen, seconded. Four voted for the amendment and the original proposition was. duly carried. In acknowledging the honour, Mr L. J. Davies said he was-second to none in his appreciation of Mr. Lloyd Owen, being an old pupil of his. Never- theless if he (Mr. Davies) was not re- appointed his interest in the work of the .Committee would !be as great as ever. (Hear, hear). Dr. John Jones said it would be a gracious act on their part to pass a vote of condolence with the relatives of Dr. Robert (Roberts (Isallt). The deceased gentleman, though not a member of that Committee, evinced the deepest interest in the public life of the county taking a pro- minent and active part therein. Mr. J. Maethlon James in seconding the proposition, said the late Dr. Roberts was most conscientious in all his dealings. One characteristic trait of deceased was that he never spoke ill of anybody. The vote was passed in silence. The Chairman remarked that since they last met a member had joined the great majority. He referred to Mr. David Davies, Penrhyn, a col league of his for many years at the quarries, who passed away suddenly. He. therefore, proposed that sympathy be extended to Mrs. Davies, the widow, and other members of the family The vote was likewise passed in silence. Messrs. T. Lloyd Jones, Corwen, William Evans, Dolgelley, and E. M. Jones, Towyn, were welcomed as new members of the Committee. On the suggestion of Mr. J. Maethlon J arnes. the Clerk had written to the Welsh Commissioners pointing out the desirability of pooling the drug fund for Jthe whole of Wales; but a reply was now received stat- ing that the suggestion could not be en- tertained. The Chairman congratulated Dr. E. Lewys Llovd on his appointment as tuber- culosis physician by the National Memorial Association. Dr Lloyd was a native of the county and during his professional career at Towyn he had proved himself a valuable asset. He had during the two months he had held office as tuberculosis physician already accomplished much useful work and now he had had special training, being fully qualified in this specific work they ex- pected great things in the near future re- garding the extermination, as far as pos- sible, of that terrible scourge. (Hear, hear). Dr. Richard Jones, chairman of the Sanatorium Sub-committee, added his con. gratulations. As had already been re- marked, Dr. Lloyd's successful career asit physician in the past was a guarantee for the future. It was resolved to hold the next meeting of the Committee on November 25th.
L On Monday the Prince of Wales national fund to prevent and aJleviate military and civil distress arising in con- sequence of the war hns. after the lapse of two months only. reached tlio splendid total of three million pounds. The Commissioners appointed under the Established Church (Wales) Act are losing no time in doing the preliminary business necessary in view of the coming into operation of the Act. Offices for the Commission have h:>-en taken at West- minster.
TREGARON Sale cf Poniea.—ine periodical sale of WELSH mountain ponies, tile property of Air. J. 1J. Edwards, i\ antstalweii, was con- ducted on Tuesday by Messrs. D. L. Jones, I' .A.I., and Sons, ine sale was one ot tile most successful of its sort held in the dis- trict lor some time. Uver lorty ponies of excellent breed and rearing, with good strong bone, were disposed 01. The ponies snpwed a marked improvement in this class ol animals and special pains had been taKen by Mr. Edwarus to adapt his stock to the needs and requirements of the buyer. Mr. Edwaras has taken interest during the past few years in restoring the old type of ponies with more bone, A type | ol pony that will breed a good cob and even a collier by feeding on lower and better land. The public being aware of that fact, the attendance at the saie was exceptionally large. Bidding was brisk and excellent prices were realised. The mark was often reached. The sale throughout was highly successful and constitutes a record in the disrict in the quality of animai as well as the keenness of bidding. The Church.—The Rev. D. Rees, B.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. \V. Rees, Glangro cottages, left Holywell last week to take up duties as Ashton-in-Makerfield. Mr. Rees had held the curacy at Holywell for two years and has now been promoted to the more important curacy of Ashton. His friends follow his carrier with interest- Success.—Mr. Oswald Lloyd, fifth son of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Llys Einon, has obtained the second certificate in his course in qualifying for dental surgery. Mr. Lloyd has taken all the requisite subjects in his examination and gained high dis- tinction. He intends sitting for his final examination within the next twelve msnths, thus qualifying for his college degree. •—The local golf team visited Lam peter on Saturday and played excellent games. The following was the telam :— Mrs. Gibbs, L. and P. Bank; Miss Jano Lloyd, Pant; Mr. Griffiths. Customs and Excise Offices; Mr. Gibbs, L. and P. Bank Mr. Jones, L. and P. Bank; Mr. Powell, Brynygog; Mr. S. M. Powell, M.A., M. Jones, Brynteify. The Lampeter team played well, losing by a margin of one event. Messrs. Gibbs, Jones, S. M. Powell. and E. Jones won their matches, and Mrs. Gibbs made a draw. Death.—The death of Mrs. James, Tvn- cornel, took place suddenly on Thursday of last week. Deceased was seventy-six years of age and was hale and hearty ailmost to the last. She was about within a few days of her death, which was quite unexpected. Mrs. James was of a genial disposition and a member of Berth Chapel. Her circle of friends were wide and num- erous, and in her death the district has lost one who was widely respected.. The funeral took place on Wednesday when the congregation was exceptionally large and representative. Beautiful wreaths covered the coffin, which was of polished oak. The Revs. M. Evans, T. J. Thomas, Bronant, officiated, and Miss Cranogwen Rees also took part. Interment was made at Bwlchgwvnt Cemetery. Deep sympathy is felt with the bereaved husband and the family. Will.—Mr. David Jones, of Pencefn, farmer, who died on 25th August, left estate of the gross value of £1.711, of which £.1,477 is net personalty. Probate of his willi. dated 4th August,' 1908. has been granted to his son, Mr. Hughie Jones, farmer, the «-ole executor, to wham the testator loft the whole of his estate absolutely.
STRATA FLORIDA. RESTORATION CF THE ABBEY CHURCH. Strata Florida Abbey stands near the banks of the infant Teify, and is sur- rounded on three sides by lofty nills, from .the top of which nothing can exceed the beauty of the scene. It is the sacred spot where 'the lancient and historical Abbey was founded in 1164 by Rhys ap Griffith, the ablest prince who ever ruled over Deheubarth Cvinru. Within its sacred precincts there gathered many princes, statesmen, warriors, abbots, monk's priests, bards, and historians who stirred the Celtic race and kept the flame of Welsh nationalism alive from the twelfth to the, hiteenth century. Among those interred in the precincts or its grounds were llhrs ap Griffith (the founder); Griffith, his son, and his wife, Maude de BI a-esoe; Dafydd ap Gwilym, Gutyn Owen; abbots Dafydd, Gruffydd, Cadifor, Cadell ap Gruffydd ap Rhys; the princes Mael- gwn ap Rhys, Meredith ap Gruffyth, Howell ap leuan, Einon ap Cynan, Oven ap Rhys, Phillip Goch, and a host of other noble and distinguished persons. The existing Church, which has been con- structed out of the ruins of the former church, was a private chapel not in charge till the year 1743. At the time of the dissolution the whole estate belonging to the Abbey was confiscated and divided amongst the courtiers of the King. includ. ing the churchyard, which was at that time 120 acres. being the whole land from Oornwal to <Jornwa(] 1'Vich between the two rivers Teifv and Gtlasffrwd. Since the dissolution this land has been ploughed, grazed, and farmed by the suc- cessive occupiers and tenants of the Abbey Farm. The present churchyard, which was given to the church by Mr W. Powell, Nanteos, a.nd fenced by him for the first time at his own expense, is about four acres. The Church was renovated in 1848but the result was only to deface A? disfigure much that was beautiful in the Church. 'DIE mural tablets were made hideous with paint and whitewash. AU these disfigurements have now beeji removed. The Church was re-opened after com- plete restoration on Thursday afternoon, October 1st, by the Bishop of the- Diocese. The Vicar of Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn intoned. the service. The lessons were read by Archdeacon Williams and the Rev. John Jones, rural dean, Ystrad Meurig. The Bishop delivered a prac- tical and edifying sermon to a crowded congregation. Scores were unable to gain admission. Tt; following clergy were present in addition to the Bishop and the Vicar of the parish (the Rev Evan Jones):-Arch- deacon Williams. Aberystwyth the Revs John Jones, Ystrad Meurig; Z. M. Davies, Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn; W. Headiey, Llanfihangel Oreuddyn; T. R. Davies, Llanddewi Brefi; T. Madoc Jones, Iregaron D. G. Davies, Blaenpennal; W. Williams, Gwnnws; W Worthington, Llangeitho; F. J. Lloyd,, LlaniUr- T. N: Jones, Eiglwys Newyd 1; E. M. Davies St. la go. Devil's Bridge; and the Rev. C P Price, rector of Machynlleth. In the course of the service, the choir assisted by the congregation, sang the beautiful anthem "Parod Yw Fy Nghalon" by Hywel Idloes, in fine style. Miss Jones, The Vicarage, presided at the organ, which was a gift by Lady Weblev Parrv-Pryse, Gogerddan, to the Church. A splendid collection was made after the service towards the building fund. The A WAS MR- T. Bassett, A.K..I.B.A., Aberystwyth, and the con- traetoT, Mr. Daniel Jones, Pontrhvdfen- digaid. Tea was provided at the Vicarage and other places for the clergy and all visitors. Thanksgiving services wera held at ten and six p.m. at St. David's Mis- sion Church. Bont. The preachers were Archdeacon Williams, the Rev. Z. M. Davies, Llanfihangel Geneu'r Gljvn; and the Vicar of Llanfihangel Creuddyn, who delivered powerful sermons to large congregations. The- churches had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by the young ladies of the choir and others. Flowers and fruit were kindly given by Sir Edward and Lady Prvse, Gogerddan. and others. The singing was bright and cheerful, and the anthem "Daionus Arglwvdd i Ba.vb." by Hywel Idloes. "WAS beautifully sung bv the choir under the the leadership of Mr T. lil. Hughes. Miss Hughes, Glyn Awen, presided at the organ. The offertories were in aid of the church fund.
WREXHAM HORSE SALES. There was a strong demand for horses of all classes at the North Wales Repository. Wrexham, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week, when Messrs. Frank Lloyd and Sons held their autumn sales. Each day the yard was crowded with buyers from all parts of England and Scotland, many of them making lar^e purchases— 15 to 20 each. On Thursday out of an entrv of 200 waggon, lurry AND van horses, six only failed to change hands and in many instances owners' reserves were ex- ceeded by 25 to 30 guineas. A special sale will he held in The North Wales Repository on Thursday, October 22nd. I <
MACHYM&ETB County Court On Tuesday, his Honour Judge William Evans sat, but there were no contested cases or judgment summonses to come before him. The Yeomanry Major G. H. Mytton, who has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, will be the commanding officer of the new regiment of the Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry, which is being raised. Colonel Mytton has been heartily congratulated on his appointment, which is a fitting recognition of his arduous work as' secretary of the Montgomeryshire Terri- torial Association, in which capacity he has laboured unremittingly to bring the Terri- torial Forces of Montgomeryshire up to strength and efficiency. Lieut.-Col. Mvtton saw service in the South African W ar and was for many years major of the Welshpool Squadron of the old Yeomanry. Petty Sessions The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Wednesday of last week before Colonel Norton, Ed. Hughes and T. R. Morgan, Esqrs A cliOTge of drunkenness against Elijah Vaughan had been adjourned to ascertain whether he had joined the Army. Inspector Davies found that defendant was at Pembroke Dock and applied to withdraw the sum- mons.—The Chairman (Colonel Norton); By all means John Micah, labourer, did not appear to answer a charge by P.C. Ham- mond of having been drunk and disorderly in Penrallt-street on September 7th. In- spector Davies explained that defendant was at present serving in Shrewsbury gaol for a similar charge at Llanidloes. He did not wish to press the case. and the Bench dismissed it.—Inspector Davies charged a tramping labourer named Edward Hughes with having been drunk on September 14th. He understood that de- fendant was now at Bala. There were previous convictions against him and he was fined 10s. and costs John Arthur, farm hand, Tavern Inn Penegoes, who was charged with drunkenness by Inspector David Davies, did not appear and he was fined 10s. including costs Rowland Whit- tington Jones, a young farm hand who has appeared before the Bench on several occasions in respect of the non-payment of sums due under a bastardy order made against him, again declined to pay and was sentenced to fourteen days imprison- ment The Chairman when imposing a fine asked who collected the money. How were the Bench to know if the fines were paid ? It was a farce inflicting fines unless they were collected Inspector Davies said he did not think the police were supposed to collect the fines. If they were not paid commitment orders could be issued.—The Clerk said prosecutors must take steps by distress or otherwise to collect the money.— Inspector Davies said that in police cases the police collected the fine or got a com- mitment order. He thought nearly all were paid. The War—Mr. E. H. Thruston, J.P., D.L., of Pennal Tower, Merioneth, has been granted a commission as major of the 10th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and has taken up his duties at Seaford, Sussex. Wedding.—On Monday at Horeb Wes- leyan Chapel, Oswestry, the marriage was solemnised of Miss M. E. Morris, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Morris. 22, Ash-road, Oswestry and Mr. David Lewis, Wrexham (late Machyn- lleth and Colwyn Bay). The bride was given away by her father and was attired in a costume of fawn poplin with black velvet hat. She was attended by her sister (Miss Sallie Morris) who wore a navy blue costume and velvet hat. Mr. Evan Lewis, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The service was con- ducted by the Rev. J. Cadvan Davies. assisted by the Rev. Evan Roberts, pastor of the church. The wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home and later in the day. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis left for Shrewsbury. Presentation.Mr. David Low-is, Der- wenlas. who is leaving for a course of training at the Bangor Normal College, was on Friday afternoon presented with a valuable fountain pen on behalf of his fellow teachers at the Council School. The children will greatly miss Mr. Lewis, his quiet winning ways having made them his firm friends. Harvest Thanksgiving—Harvest thanks- giving services were held in all the Non- conformist Chapels of the town on Mon- day. The services were well attended, business being suspended during service. Owain C'yndwr Institute A general meeting of the Young Men's Society was held on Tuesday evening to consider what steps should be taken with regard to hold- ing meetings during the cojning winter. Mr. D. E. R. Griffith, L. and P. Bank, this year's president, presided. Several mem- bers voiced their opinions as to the manner in which the Society should be conducted in the present exceptional circumstances. After much discussion, the meeting decided in favour of carrying on the Society during the winter the preparation of the pro- gramme being left to the committee. Presentations—On Sunday evening a beautiful set of individual communion cups and trays, the gift of Mrs. Foulkes-Jones, Bodlondeb, and her sister-in-law, Miss Sarah Foulkes Jones, were first used, the Pastor (the Rev. D. Cunllo Davies) officiat- ing. In the afternoon Mr. Davies had officiated in similar service at Derwenlas where Mr. David Lewis, Highbury, Lon- don, a native of Derwenlas, was the donor of a handsome set of individual communion cups, trays, and cabinet. Appointment.-Miss Lizzie Mary Lewis, B.A., daughter of Mr. Rhys Lewis, grocer, has been appointed mistress at the [Machynlleth County School. Miss Lewis was educated at the County School whence after brilliant career she proceeded to the University College of Wales, Aberyst- wyth, where she graduated this summer. The County School has now two of its old pupils on the staff. Meyler, B.A., and Miss Lewis, B.A. Local Man for Flying Corps.—Mr. Astley who left some weeks ago to join Lord Kitchener's Army, has since joined the Royal Army Flying Corps, and in an incredibly short time has qualified as pilot. He has already left for the front and success in his daring work is the hope of his many friends at Machynlleth. Cymreigyddion. — The Cymreigyddion Society opened their Session on Friday when the Rev. J. T. Job, Carneddu. Bethesda. a chaired and crowned bard of the National Eisteddfod, addressed the members. The subject of his lecture was the "Sweet Singer of Pantyceiyn," the composition which won for him the crown at the Liverpool Eisteddfod. The Rev. D. Cunllo Davies presided. Monthly Fair The monthly fair was fteld on Wednesday. There was a good attendance, and horses and cattle realised good prices. Preaching Meeting.—The annual Baptist preaching meetings were held on Wednes- day evening and all day Thursday. The preachers were the Revs. Owen Davies, D.D., Carnarvon, and E. Ingoed Thomas, Carmarthen. The services were held at the Baptist Chapel and Graig ,Chapel, which was lent by the Congregational Church. The services were well attended.
LLANDYSSUL. I Funeral.—The funeral of Mr. J. D. Lewis, printer and antiquary, L'andyssul, took place on Saturday at Penybont Baptist Churchyard, in th-3 presence of a large gathering., THE new dhapel was crowded at the memorial service, -whieh was introduced by the Rev. J. Symlog Morgan. The Ry. Joseph Evans, Llan- fyrnach, formerly pastor of Penybont, paid an eloquent tribute in memory of the deceased. Addresses were also delivered by Mr. Ebenezer Thomas, the Revs. T. Arthur Thomas, Ben Davies, E 0 Jenkins, and D. Richards, Cwmduad. The Rev D. C. Griffiths said over 100 letters of sym- pathy and telegrams had been received by the bereaved family. He read extracts from communications received from Mr J. Hinds, M.P' Mr. Vaughan Davies. M.P., Mr. J. Ballinger, Aberystwyth; Mr. D. Arthen Evans, Barry; and others. The Rev. J. D. Evans, Pencacler, closed the meeting with prayer. At the graveside prayer was offered by the Rev T. Davies, Drefach. The chief mourners waf> Mrs. Lewis, widow; and the four sons, Messrs David, Edward, Rhys, and Eimrys Lewis. There were many wreaths.
LLANDDEWIBREFI. The War.—The special constables under, go every Thursday evening a severe drirl under the instruction of Sergeant Lewis, Tregaron. As regards recruiting, the young men of the district are sbw in answering their country's caM. C M Chapel.—Last Sunday the Rev W. D. Davies, Tumble, Lla.nelly. who is a native of this place, preached two power- ful sermons from the C.M. pulpit. T
LLANWENOG. Harvest Thanksgiving.—The annual series of harvest thanksgiving services is being held in the parish this week. The order of the meetings is as follows:- Monday, Parish Church: Tuesday, Allty- blaca; Wednesday, Capel-y-bryn; Thurs- day, Brnyhafod; Friday, Seion, Cwrt- newydd Collection.—The collection made at Bryn Unitarian Chapel, Cwrtnewydd. in aid of the Prince of Wales's fund amounts to JS17 12s. 6d. Presentation.—Mr. David Jones, assist- ant teacher during the past three years at New Court Council School, was on Wed- nesday presented with a gold-mounted fountain pen by the staff and pupils, on the occasion of his leaving for Carmarthen Training College. The presentation was made by the Headmaster, Mr. Oledlvn Davies, who paid a high tribute to Mr. Jones as teacher and friend.
LLANON. Success.—Mr. Isaac Fred Jones. Bir- mingham Housta, has qualified as first- class engineer in the mercantile marine. He sat for examination in London last week. Quarterly Meeting—The Sunday schools of C.M. chapels in the district held their quarterly meeting at the C.M. Chapel on Sunday afternoon. The president for the year is Mr. John Jones formerly of Perthi, Penrhiw. The meeting was initiated by the Bethania delegate. Three papers were read on "Dyledswydd i Ffurfio Cvmeriad Da yn Ieuangc," by Mr. D. T: Jones, Rhydgaled. Bethania; on "Agweddau Ym Mvwyd Cristion" by Miss Morris, Trial, Brynwyre; and on Person Crist" by Mr. Evan Davies, Lilanon. After remarks bv the Chairman and the Rev D. M. Davies, the latter brought the meeting to a elope by prayer.
BORTH. B'ankets.—Mrs. Delia Porta, of Church Stretton. has collected forty-one blankets from her friends among the inhabitants of Borth and forwarded them to the Tower of London for the use of thr *fiiers at the front.
PENRHYNCSOFL. Harvest Festival.—Harvest thanksgiving services were held at Church on Sep- tember 30th and Octl oer 1st. On Wed- nesday evening the Rev. Charles Evans, Ysbbytty Cynfyn, intoned the service and the Rev. L". Jones, Llanbadani, and the Rev D. Jones, Abererch, preached appro- priate sermons. On Thursday morning holy communion was administered by the Vicar, there being a large attendance. At 10-30 service in English was intoned by the Rev. T. D. Thomas. L'angorwen, and the Rev. T. P. Price, rector of Machynlleth, preached an excellent sermon. The anthem, "The Fruits of Thy Work" I (Simper), was beautifully sung. In the afternoon the Rev. E. Williams, St. Michael's, intoned the litany in Welsh, and the Vicar of Llanbadarn preached. IN the evening the Rev Morris Roberts, Lon. don, intoned the service and the Rev. Charles Evans and the Rev. D Jones preached. The church was tastefully decorated by Mr Williams. The Vicarage, and the gardeners of Gogerddan. With their well-known hospitality, Sir Edward and Lady Pryse entertained the clergy and a large number of guests at luncheon. Miss Jones. The School presided at the organ. The attendance at all the services was exceptionally good.
CELLAN. Obitrary The deatlc- took "plaoe on Thursday of last week, FCT" Llwyndewi, of Mrs. Sarah Davies, late of ¥r*bannau, at the age of seventy-one Vears. The deceased had suffered a painful illness, extending over many months. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Jenkins. of Rhydybannau, and came from a family well known and respected throughout a wide area. She was married to Mr. David Davies, late of Baylie, who predeceased her about ten months ago. She was a lady of kind disposition and well liked by aei who knew her. She leaves four grown-up children—Messrs E. W. Davies and Llewelyn Davies. bank man- agers J. J. Davies, Caeronen and Mrs. Davies, Llwynifan. The funeral took place on Saturday when a large number of relatives and friends came together. In- terment took place at Caeronen Chapel where the deceased was a member. The officiating ministers were the Revs. R. C. Jones, Lampeter; J. N. Evans, vicar of Cellan; Lewis Williams, Rhydygwin; and D. Evans, Cribyn.
TALYBONT. Death.—On Tuesday the death took place of Mr. »lohn Williams, Argoedfawr, at the age of sixty years. Five months ago he met with a serious trap accident from which he appeared to have recovered; hut fast week he had a relapse. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and ten grown- up children, three of whom are sheep farming in Oregon, U.S.A. The deceased was a member of Rcrthel Congregational Chapel. The funeral will take place on Saturday. Much sympathy is felt with the widow and family.
RECRUITING MEcTINC. A meeting to promote recruiting for Kitchener's new army was held at the Council School on Wednesday evening. There was a large and enthusiastic gather, ing, including a youthful proportion who took great interest in the proceedings. It was a meeting, the Chairman said, the like of which had never been held in Taly- bont, and he hoped the need for it would not occur again. Major Clifford Browne wrote regretting inability to attend the meeting and wishing it success. The meet- ing was opened by the singing of Hen Wiad fy Nhadau" by Mr David Edwards ore dresser. Dr. James, Lodge Park, presided, and opened the meeting witn a. stirring address, punctuated by frequent applause The urged the importance of young men joining the colours, and those who could not do so had the opportunity of doing all they could to help. The history of their country showed that Welshmen were always valiant fighters, and he hoped the present generation would show the same valour as in tjhe past for the BAKE of Cymru Fydd." (Cheers). Mr. D. C. Roberts, mayor of Aberyst- wyth, M a eloquent Welsh speech, pro- posed a resolution pledging the meeting to promote recruiting and give every pos- sible support to the movement. Referring to his visit to Belgium in August of last year, when he was at Waterloo, Mr. Roberts said the guide, on being informed be WAS a Welshman, described the brayeay ot Welsh soldiers on the battlefield a. hundred years ago, a.nd added that the Welsh nation had 'reason to be proud of their part in the battle. (Cheers). The proposition was seconded by the Rev. R. H. Pritchard, TrerddOl, and supported by the Revs T. Jenkins R. Jones (Trebor Aled), and R. E. Jones! who spoke of the justification for the war, the unity of all sections of the empire, the AWSENINS people's conscience, the righteousness and sacredness of respectinai treaties and protecting the weak, and also emphasising the voluntary character of military service as against conscription, as -i?*, E embodied in the lines. TOE Welsh national anthem "Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad, Jros ryddid gollasant ei gwa'd." and the famous song" I Bias Gogerddan." The war, it was hoped, was a. war to finish war. because it was a war against oppres SION and unrighteousness. Though APEKW felt that only the SJSL < £ cumstances of the cause justified them in advocating enlistment contrary to their rehgious feeling still they were confident of ultimate victory in the crisis for the sake of conscience and truth. rostman U-JIA V^CK'S' AN Aberystwyth w??h + £ < £ ? THE <>f Mon» F>UTH WALES Borderers and was een+iArTl umc' was £ lven a rousing re- ception on bemg asked to speak „Tf wSwtl! Whu 1 h* I5 11 FJ HESITATION in enlisting. You woidd see the need for more men One volunteer is better than ten conscripts IN an interesting way Private Hicks re- lated his adventures at the front. He said (Cheers) reioin his regiment. Pl7se, than whom no better recruiting officer could serve the county, also spoke and said that in Cardiganshire they lived such-A peaceful life that people did not realise they were Ill. one of the greatest struggles the world had ever known and that the allied countries were fighting for liberty and for their exist- ence. Every man had to lend a helping hand according to his capacity He would sooner be out at the front 'than address meetings; but his age had prevented his acceptance He wanted Cardiganshire to be at the top and every village with each other in sending the quota of re- cruits. (Applause. Letters were read announcing the en- hstment of John William Parker, Lerrr ] Stores, and John D. Jenkins, P^N pom pre n I Ucha, who were loudly cheered on makin"- their appearance. It is stated that two I others afterwards joined. Sergeant-major Farrow Cwho WAS one ] of the speakers), and Mr. R.. T. Griffiths, J The Mill, local recruiting agent, were in I attendance. The resolution WAS unani- F mously agreed to and, at the Chairman's < request, three cheers were given for the ? Belgians and the Allies, as well as for the King and British soldiers. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair- man and speakers.
In response to the request of Pr-c-fident Wilson, prayers for peace were offered at rthe churches in New York on Sunday. One of the most prominent divines in New York, in an address to his assembled con- gregation, said, "We will not pray for the "peace of Europe to-day, because the time is not ripe for peace. A peace achieved "at the present moment would be weak "and unlrssting." We do not see what is the use of nations going to war and then praying for peace. Suppose an attack was made upon the United States, could President Wilson resort to prayers for peace or to war against the attackers ?