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IBEEL certain that I have only to appeal to all ni^u of the County who are fit and able to serve, and who stand o-ier.t 6ins. in height, and are 35-inches chest measurement, that there will be a noble response to the call of arms I must point out that the situation is very grave, 3hd we are fighting for our very existence as an Empire against an unscrupulous and brutal enemy. The sooner the men of the country prove to the German Emperor by their presence with the Colours that they are in earnest, and every man a VOLUNTEER, the sooner he will realise that this Empire is united and determined to succeed in the campaign he has forced upon us, and the sooner the war will be finished. EDWARD J. WEBLEY PARRY PRYSE, Bart., Captain, Recruiting Officer, Cardiganshire. For information and enlistment apply at the Head Quarters' Offics, Drill Hall, Aberystwyth,, and to the following Local Agents, Office Hours at Head Quarters—9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Talybont, R. T. Griffiths, The Mill. 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Sp anb Jpotori the Coast NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. "HELPER. "The appeals for similar notices to yours are so numerous and vol- uminous that if they were all inserted there would be no news. The para- graph you sent could noc be put into type for nothing. "A EUIEND." I have not written any letters for many weeks. My work is as much as I can do. I must bear the ill will, if there is any. What does it matter to me? "WRONGED."—Your explanation would be misunderstood. Besides, you have not been wronged. This paper is not to blame. "ANONYMOUS."—I have nothing whatever to say to your sort. Writs are the only things intelligible to you. "G.If."—One of the experiences of my life is that it does not matter what people think about me. Every week boys come up to me to try and sell me copies of this paper. U A BARD." You see, 1 am not a bard and I do not care whether my verse is poetry or not. I want to say some- thing, and sometimes verse is more convenient than prose. Well, what does it matter to you that I am not even a minor poet. DISTINCTIONS FOR WOMEN. It was last February the daily papers announced there was reason to be- lieve that Queen Mary favoured the insti- tution of a decoration for women. The Order of Queen Mary has not yet been instituted. The war has made it more necessary than ever that something should be done to confer honours upon women for work that if done by men would result ui their being made knights, baronets, peers, and whatever else is possible in the way of royal recognition. What is the difficulty in the way? Perhaps prominent women are afraid of being accused of wanting the decoration. That would not affect the Queen. Will the Order come? I hope so. THE MORNING POST" AND SUNDA Y EDITIONS. The Secretary of the Lord's Day Observ- ance Society has sent the following letter to the editor of the "Morning Post," one of the best of London papers:—"Sir,—We are now taking your paper instead of one which is issuing editions on the Lord's Day. We are very glad to know that you have no intention of publishing a Sunday edition, and we wish you success with your journal. —Yours, etc." The "Morning Post" is Conservative and, of course, believes in Tariff Reform, but it is quite fair. I have taken that paper for years, and seven or eight others, but I never buy a paper on Sundays. What I wish the Secretary of the Lord's Day Observance Society could realise is that the lfMorning Post" and other papers published on Mondays are got ready on Sundays. To me every day is the Lord's Day, and ministers of religion, who have to work on Sundays, have to have their day of rest on some other day. I suppose the Secretary of the Lord's DaJ Observance Society has his bed made on Sundays, and has his food cooked on Sundays, and probably uses gas or elec- tricity on Sundays. Where does his Sun- day observance come In ? One of the greatest troubles I ever had was when I refused to be paid for working on Sundays. Ministers of religion were against me and I became a sort of outcast because I would not be paid for seven days' work a week. I enjoy humbug, but even the Secretary of the Ldrd's Day Observance Society must admit that if he sails on a vessel to Australia the sailors have to work on Sundays. The presumption that the Lord was so tired after making this potty little world that he had to take a day's rest is now "altogether out of date. I have not much faith in the religion of people who think they can do any sort of shabby things on six days of the week as long as they pay strict attention to what is called "Sabbath Observance." How is the Morning Post" to be pub- lished on Mondays if the people engaged on it do not work on Sundays ? I take it for granted that the Sabbath of the producers of the" Morning Post" is on Saturday. y not ? Does anybody know ? OF COURSE. Miss Christabel' Pankhurst, at a recent meeting, said that as a woman she likes peaoo, but peace at the right price. I j suppose she means at the price which she thinks is right. If J had the power I would enfranchise women, as men are enfranchised, and give them the same rights and privileges as men have. In my estimation it is terrible that mere sex should be a curse to more than half the people of the world. I think that Miss Christabel Pankhurst and her millions of sisters will be enfranchised before long. TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND. It is not necessary to say a great dal to those who understand. The statement of a bare fact will often do all that is needed to convey a whole story of longing, or suffering, or success, or failure. Those who understand need not be told details, or have reasons given to them for existing conditions. Often one word will convey to those who understand as much as they could learn from a voluminous biography. Those who have passed through the mills of 1j.fe do not need to be told that they grind slowly, any more than those who are 019. need to have explained to them what the years entailed as they dropped into the past. The tendency as the years go by is to trust more and more to those who under- stand. I am often surprised to discover how much is known by those who have only seen what the crowd can see, but who, un- like the crowd, understood. My temptation is to give explanations, reasons, details, but I will leave all that remains unsaid to those who understand. A LARGE IF. If I were an inventor I would make an aeroplane with wings, or flappers, that would move as rapidly as the wings of a black fly. I have often wondered how many times a second a black fly's wings move. There are many apparently quite simple things that it is very difficult to understand, the power of the sting of a nettle for instance, to penetrate the skin of a person's hand. UNSAID. I saw thy mute appeal and pitied thee, But was, alas, as powerless as thou; All I could do was offer sympathy, And in my ignorance I knew not how. So down the darkened way alone thou went Silent, pale-faced, sad-eyed, and wrinkle browed, Not knowing all that thy great sorrow meant Was borne by those who seemed a callous crowd. That which I longed to say was left unsaid, And may be silence, after all, was best; All hope for that which might have been is dead, But for thy well-beloved there now is rest. NO USE. It is of no use going to live on the edge of a volcano and then praying that there -may not be an eruption. — t HARD TO COMPREHEND. I was looking :att a tree whose leaves were turning j-ellootr. The sun was shining and the shadows of the branches were on the roadway. There were boughs which were being moved by the wind, and only a foot or two above them the other boughs and the leaves were quite still. Then three or four feet higher up the branches would sway while those below were as motionless as if there were no such thing as wind in the world. I watched the tree a long time and it seemed as if the puffs of wind were chasing each other through the branches. I find it very interesting to watch things which many people do not seem to think are worthy of notice. OBSERVATIONS. The wise refuse t-o obtain public rewards and recognition at the cost of their self- respect. My trust and faith in God is far too great for me to be afraid of Him or to ask Him for what I think would be for my advantage. If I could reach the highest position I ever desired by being unfair to a louse or a flea I would be utterly ashamed of my- self if I availed myself of the opportunity. The ambitious-* person who went from Bethlehem to some more important place in order to find opportunities of personal advancement missed the opportunity of having the advantages of knowing Jesus Christ. What will it matter to me whether the people a hundred years hence have never heard of me? I am hot going to ask God to give me that which he has endowed me with the power to get for myself. Perhaps one of the greatest blessings of life is that even those who live nearest to you do not understand you. There is nothing more astonishing, per- haps, than the ease with which people of importance can be done without. What does it matter to me that only a few scores of people know me out of the hundreds of millions of the population of the world. AN INTERESTING SUBJECT. Here is a cutting from a daily news- paper :—- I Arc women more religious than men? Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, the famous American missioner, who is associated with Mr. C. M. Alexander in a great evangelistic campaign among men. which opened in London last week, does not agree with the widely-held view that women are more religious than men. "Wherever I have been," he told a newspaper representative, "my opinion been confirmed that men arc more religiously disposed, and even more in- clined to display religious emotion, than women. You often find men who are not friendly with the Church or who dis- like the clergy, but when it comes to a test the average man shows that he is really religious." I have been thinking about this subject very carefully and the more I think about it the more interesting. it is. Does the famous missioner see the point I wish to put, that the whole of the Christian churches do injustice to women. As my friends know, there is, in my opinion, an essential difference between religion and organised religion, as represented by churches—Papal, Protestant, Conformist, and Nonconformist; II Women cannot be Popes of Rome, or Archbishops of Canterbury and York, or bishops, deans, archdeacons, vicars or even I curates, nor, with very rare exceptions, can they be ministers of Nonconformist Churches or even deacons. Organised re- ligions are the creations of men and they place a shameful ban on women. The Salvation Army is not a case of organised religion, as the Salvation Army does not organise the taught, but the teachers, and I presume that women rank in the Salva- tion Army as men rank. Jesus Christ organised the teachers, but not the taught, and women were not placed under any sort of ban by the Redeemer whose religion was leaven. Prom what I may call the point of view o £ » unorganised religion women are, in my opinion, not less religious than men, but more religious, as they are more passive, more receptive than men a.nd less militant than men, and not as aggressive. Notwithstanding the ways in which women are ignored and wrongly-treated by the churches, Conformist and Nonconform- ist, women greatly outnumber men as members of the churches where they are denied equal status with men, as if women were not the equivalents of men. It seems to me wonderful that women should be so profoundly religious that millions of them identify themselves with churches where they have practically no controlling power and do not possess the status of men, and are treated as helots. I am not imputing blame to organised religionists. All I am trying to show is that what I call the religious organisation of the taught was not the method of Christ, is hot the method of the Salvation Army, and.is not the method of the greatest saviours from age to age. What would be thought of me if I tried to organise the readers of this paper. The paper goes out and whatever its influence is does not depend on the organisation of its readers. Where religionists are unorganised they can generation after generation adapt their beliefs, their devotions, their redemptive work, their sympathetic relationships to the conditions and requirements of the times, but where religionists are organised then the organisation becomes a system of antiquated beliefs and conditions, under the sole control of men and even of governments. I believe the time is not far off when women will establish churches over which they will have at any rate as much power as men. In these days women are being educated, as men are educated, and are making it known that they are not the in- feriors of men, either physically or mentally, and that it is a shameful thing that the organised religions of this country act un- justly towards more than half of the population. Now the question comes dn, are women more religious than men? I think they are. Motherhood is more—far more than fatherhood. They are not greater critics, or greater fighters, or more aggressive, or greater theologians, but their self-sacrifice, their love, their patience, their de- votion is far greater than that of men. When organised religion begins to do justice to women and ceases to presume that mere sex justly places women at a disadvantage, even in regard to their rela- tions with the Almighty, I will try to be- lieve that men are more religious than women. The Coast. J.G.
ABERYSTWYTH. Excursions..—Particulars appear in our advertising columns of autumn holiday ex- cursions on the Great Western Railway for long cr short periods from Aberystwyth with bookings from other stations during October and November. Alexandra Road Mission Hall A tem- perance meeting was held on Tuesday even- ing when an enjoyable programme of vocal and instrumental music, readings, and short addresses was gone through by numerous friends. Refreshments were provided. Cheatham's Cinema.—An excellent series of pictures is being shown at the Market Hall this week, and on Thursday, a capital "Lubin" drama is the principal attraction, The Root of Evil." It is supported by a full programme which includes a humorous comic film by Keystone, Mabel's Strange Predicament," and the latest war pictures. For next Monday, Mr. Cheetham has a fine- programme booked. Obituary.—The death occurred on Sep- tember 30th at Wolverhampton of Miss Alice Tompson, Lulworth House, Llan- baclarn-road. She was visiting friends and up to her death appeared in her usual health. The funeral took place at Penn Fields Church on Saturday. The service was conducted by the vicar, the Rev. Kipling Cox, M.A. Among these who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. Howard Tompson (brother and sister- in-law), Mr. George Wildman, Mr. H. C. Wildman, etc. Many beautiful wreaths were sent by relations and friends. Monthly Fair._On Monday at the monthly fair at the Smithfield there was a moderate show of cattle. Prices were easier, there being a drop of quite £1 ahead as compared with the prices at the previous monthly fair. Yearlings" made from £8 to £10; two year olds, £10 to JB12; in- calvers JB12 to £15; and cows and calves, in good demand, from £15 to £18. In horses there was a good show of suckers which sold well. Ccb suckers made from JE8 to £10 and cart suckers £12 to JB15. A few cart horses only were shown which sold from £30 to £35. Messrs. Cooke Bros. and Roberts sold Kerry rams, lambs making from £2 to £2 10s. and yearlings from £3 10s. to JB4. Petty Sessions.—Wednesday, before D. C. Roberts, Esq., mayor; Captain T. Dough ton, E. P. Wynne, and J. W. Perrott, ICsqrs On the application of Mr W. P. Owen, transfer of the licence of the Old Black Lion Inn from Mrs. Mary Evans to James Herbert, Llanfairfach, was granted.—George White, boatman, Thes- pian-street, was charged by Superintendent Phillips with having been drunk and dis- orderly in Great Darkgate-streefc on October 5th. P.C. Owen Jones proved the case, and in view of previous convictions against him, defendant was fined J61 and costs. He promised to sign the pledge. The Mayor told him he ought to be care- ful in future for his own sake and the good government of the town. Shiioh Chapel.—On Sunday the minis- ter?, officers, and brethren of Shitoh Chapel, in response to an application from the Red Cross Society, unanimously agreed to allow the use of their spacious school- room as a hospital for wounded 5-».?diers, if required. The public service-; on Sunday were taken by Dr. Moelwyn 'Ii ghes, Car- digan, and were well attended. Dr. Hughes, in his sermons, strongly denounced the actions and attitude of the Kaiser, as well as the barbarous err duct of German seiMiers, which called on .Britishers to do all in their power to destroy the tyranny of militarism and re- store pe.ace» i!n Europe.: His sermons demonstrated how unfounded were the rumour that Dr. Hughes was a pro-Ger- man. Evening Classes The evening classes were opened at the beginning of the week at the Alexandra-roacl Council School, and the enrolment so far has been satisfactory, t For the general student there are provided courses in English and arithmetic which will be found useful for clerks and others. There are courses in business training and book-keeping. Housewives actual and pro- spective are provided for by courses in cookery and needlework. There is also an interesting course in bookbinding. The art classes are being carried on at the Free Library as usual, and it is expected that the present session will be a successful one both as regards number of students and the quality of the work. The authorities do not confine themselves to these subjects; but are prepared to consider favourably any applications from groups of students for courses in any other subjects. Weather the Worst Enemy Second Lieutenant W. Thomas of the Chesrire Regiment, formerly colour-sergeant in the O.T.C. aL the College, Aberystwyth, and a native of Narberth, has written to his fellow students under date of September I am pleased to inform you I am well and happy. I cannot say I am hav- ing a good time. Far from it. It rains here every day and it is frightfully cold. We have been bivouacking for the past ten days with only oil sheet and great ccat. Our luggage is about 15 kilos in our rear so we have to stick in wet clothes. The weather is at present our worst enemy. Ws manage the Germans well. Their hullets I buzz round us and their shells burst; but the damage is not .great. It is pouring rain all day to-dny and from 5 p.m. yesterday until 7 p.m. to-day I have been holding a position so uncomfortably long in the trenches. I think and sincerely hone all will be over very soon. The great battle at present raging will probably de-, cide it. Sorry I am not allowed to give my position, etc." Local War News.—Mrs. Williams, Bryn- place, Littip Darkgate-street, has received information that her son. Tommy Williams, has been wounded in France. Williams happened to be in France when the war broke out, and he immediately enlisted in the French Army. It is stated that two other Aberystwyth men are also serving in the French Army. A number of local Terriers" arrived heme from Pembroke D>ck on a short furlough on Saturday. Three of the men, unfortunately, were ab- sent without leave, and were taken back in charge of an escort. It is stated that over 100 members of the Cardiganshire Battery have volunteered for foreign ser- vice—-A number of Aberystwyth men who have joined Kitchener's Army are now camping at Seaford, on the Sussex coast, and a daily paper on Wednesday shows a photograph of the camp, in which a num- ber of local men are recognised. Mr. D. J. Davies. Pembroke House, and Mr. D. C. Rowe, North-parade, have joined the London Welsh Battalion. Mr A. T. W. Powell and Mr. J. E. Storey, accountant at the L.C. and M. Bank. Dblgelley, son- and son-in-law of Mr T. W. Powell. J.P.. have enlisted with the 7th Battalion stationed at Xewtown. Both have volun- teered for foreign service. «Mr. Storey has already been promoted sergeant. Mr. J. Wyse, local inspector of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has joined the Sportsmen's Battalion which is being formed and is to go into training. next week in Essex. Arrangements will he made for carrying on the work of the Society in his absence. His son, Frank, who was at home over the week-end, is attached to the Royal Army Flying Corps stationed at Brooklands and is preparing for the front. Interest- ing letters bv Sir Edward Prvse and Major Delme Davies-Evans appear in an- other column. Wedding at Salem On Tuesday morning a pretty wedding was solemnised at Salem C.M. Chapel, Portland-street between Mr. David Thoma-s, 4, Grand-parade. Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas. Tan- banc, Penuwch, and Miss Maggie Davies, niece of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Rath- bone, Buarth-road. The cereinony was oerformed in the presence of a large num- ber of friends by the pastor, the Rev. Maurice Griffith, M.A. The bride, who was given away by Mr. David Jones, was charmingly attired in a dress of white satin grenadine, trimmed with Irish lace, with veil and orange blossom. She also wore a pearl and amethyst pendant. and carried a bouquet of white lilies and roses, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Lallie Evans, Hafodycoed; Miss Katie Jones, Isfryn, Llanfarian; and Miss Minnie Evans, Birkdale, who were becom- ingly attired in" dresses of pale blue crepe de chine, with black velvet hats. They also were amethyst and pearl brooches and carried bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. W. Emlyn Jones, B.A., Mountain Ash. After the ceremony the wedding party went to Brynawel for breakfast, the guests. in addition to those already named, being Mr. Daniel Thomas, Tanbanc; Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas, Llys Awel, Sutton; Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Rathbone; Mr. Daniel Jones, Penuwch; Miss Jennie Evans. Birkdale; Mr. and Mrs. Jones and Master Ivor Jones, Isfryn: Mr. J. W. Davies, Highgate, London; Mrs. Capt. Evans, Glendower, Mvdroilyn: Miss Bella Davies, Mydroilvn; Mrs. J. Rosters Lew's, Hafod, Felinfach; Mr. and Miss Jones, Glanliaul, Crcsswood Mr and Miss Davies, Rathbone-place. London: Mr. E. D. Jones, West Ealine; Mr. T. R. Jones, Terrace- road and Miss Williams. Erw House. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left bv the afternoon train for North Wales, where the honey- moon is being spent. The bride's going- away costume was of bronze brown garba- dine cloth, with black velvet hat trimmed with a white ostrich feather. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas will take up tlieir residence at Llwyn, 86, Grove-road, Balham, Lon- don, S.W. A list of presents will be pub- lished next week. Football On Saturday, Penparke beat Queen's Park Hovers by three goals to two. The reply between Ystwythians and the Liberal Club will take place on Saturday afternoon on the Smithfield ground. The Committee have reduced the price of season tickets from 5s. to 2s. 6d Tickets can be obtained from Mr. R. U. Vaughan, hon. secretary. Church Eisteddfod At a General Com- mittee meeting on Monday the Rural Dean (the Rev. M. Jones-Powell) presiding, it was unanimously agreed to hold the annual deanery eisteddfod early next year. A musical and a literary committee were appointed. The Rev. T. G. Davies and Mr. T. L. Old were appointed secretaries. French Relief Fund The Chancellor of the Exchequer (the Right Hon. D. Lloyd ¡ George) has given his patronage to the French relief fund, organised by Madame Barbier, as well as Sir John Williams and the French Consul General at Cardiff. Subscriptions will be acknowledged by advertisement in the papers. Local Success At the twenty-first annual Tailoring Exhibition held in London on Monday Mr. Arthur Owen, tailor and outfitter, 5, Chalybeate-street, was awarded a filcy guinea challenge shield and gold medal for the best exhibit in the pro- vincial class open to the United Kingdom. The prize garment was a frock coat, which from all accounts is a fine specimen of English tailoring. It was admittedly the best coat in the exhibition. Death of Mr. John Hughes The death occurred on Friday in London of Mr. John Hughes, solicitor, son of the late Mr. Hugh Hughes, clerk to the Guardians and Corporation treasurer, and brother of Mr. A. J. Hughes, town clerk, and Mr. Hugh Hughes, solicitor. The funeral on Wed- nesday was attended by Messrs. A. J. and Hugh Hughes. The deceased in his youth was actively interested in athletics and was very popular in the town. Death of a Teacher.—Oil'Sunday morn- ing the death occurred of Miss Jane Ellen Jacob, school teacher, at the age of fifty- one years, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Perry, at Penmaesglas. Mifs Jacob* was borh at-New Mill. served her appren- ticeship at Penparke School, auu subse- quently held assistantships at Llanfihangel j y Creuddvn, Llanafan. and Liana: th Schools, her longest stay being at the latter place where she was much esteemed. I Many years later her health failed and she afterward resided with her sister. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning at the Cemetery, the services both at the house and at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jones P.owell, vicar cf St. Michael's The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob, Llan- bada.ru, brother; Mrs. Perry, sister; Mrs Lewis, London, sister: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Humphreys, North-parade, niece; Mr. and Mrs. D. Richards. Penparke. niece; and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Jenkin James, direc- tor of education, was present at the funeral. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. G. Humphreys of North-parade. C.E.M.S—The annual general meeting of St. Michael's and St. Mary's Church of England branch of the Men's Society was held on Friday evening and was well attended. D'r. M. Jones Powell, the vicar, presided. The Secretary (Mr. Clayton Thomas) presented the setatement of accounts for the year. The Chairman remarked that the past year had been an important one for the branch. He was pleased to see that the membership was still increasing and that the accounts were iro.->t satisfactory. The members were much indebted to the Secretary and Treas- urer for the faithful and excellent manner they had carried out their duties. With a new parish hall, he hoped the branch would he able to obtain still greater success in the coming session. OAving to the war, added the Vicar, the annual conference in London had been cancelled. On the pro- position cf Mr. J. R. Morris, seconded by jlr. J. Jones, the statement of accounts were unanimously adopted. The following were appointed officers for the year:— President, the Rev. M. Jones-Powell; vice- presidents, the Revs. E.. Williams and B. T. Williams and Mr. B. Ellis Morgan; committee—St. Michael's: Messrs. W. Jones, F. E. Clements, R. E. Thomas, D. J. Mills, J. J. Stephens; and St. Mary's: J. Jones, A. Pateman, Rhys Jones, W. S. Jones, and R. Herbert: The question of compiling the programme for the session was discussed and referred to the com- mittee. On the proposition of Mr. T. J. Morrison, seconded by Mr. J. R. Morris, the Hon. Secretary and Treasurer (Mr. Clayton Thomas and Mr. Benjamin Jones) were unanimously re-elected. County School On Tuesday afternoon the Belgian children and some of the other Belgian guests domiciled in the town were entertained to tea in the Centra? Hall of the School by the staff and the pupils of the sixth and fifth forms. The guests anived about four o'clock and after yisiting the various classrooms and seeing the school at work, under the guidance ot members of the s1¡aff and some of the senior pupils, adjourned to the Central Hall where an entertainment of music was given. A select choir consisting of about twenty-five pupils, under the able con- ductorship of Mr. Ernest Jones, M.Sc., science master, rendered the following music in a melodious and pleasing style:— La Brabaneonne (the Belgian national), the Marseillaise, the Russian national air, and the British soldiers song, perary." the visitors were deeply moved by the singing of the Belgian air, which could not but stir their deepest emotions. Edith Richardson contributed a capital song and Mary Annie Williams, with her usual artistio a'.biKty, sang two. songs. Charles H. Clements acted as accompanist throughout, playing in his own masterly style. The company then took tea which had been prepared by Miss Bertha Jones, cookery mistress, the tables being laid out by the senior girls with skill and taste, under the superintendence of Miss Thomas, assistant mistress. After tea more music was given. Louise Fonsey, cantatrice at the Brussels con- certs, gave two songs—the Ode Saphique" and "Serenade Inutile" Brah111s). Both songs were magnificently sung. Mile. Berthe Somers. a native of Malines, from the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, also gave two songs—" Manon" (Massenet) arid "8i Mes Vers Avarieut des Ailes" (Renaldo Hahn). The singing of both pieces charmed the audience and the vocalists received enthusiastic cheers which delighted them greatly. The pupils sang the Welsh ,and English national airs. Dancing was taken up till 6-30 when the company dispersed. The hall was prettily decorated with the Belgian and British flags. The guests seemed to be greatly pleased with the warmth and cordiality of their reception, aiid were delighted with the entertainment. They were unbounded in their expressions of thanks, and the enthusiasm of the County (School pupils was singularly hearty and sincere. From the latest information, dated October 6th, it appeal's that Mr. C. Latham M.A., classical master, who is a. prisoner of war in Germany, is now at Frankfort-on- Maine, having left Sennelager ollSeptelll her 25th. He has written to his wife to say that he is quite well. Gerallt Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffith, Waterloo Hotel, has passed the London matricula- tion examination. CONUTY COURT, Wednesday. October 7th. —Before his Honour Judge William Evans. I Moratorium.—A case came) [before his Honour to decide whether the monatorium applied in a claim by J. W. Williams, saddler, on Messrs Morris and Griffiths for £16 18: 6d., of which j36 had been paid on account.—Mr. Enirys Williams appeared for the plaintiff and stated that the claim was for balance- of account for stable requisites; about sixity per aeiit. for work done in reipairs.—His Honour saitl the claim was in respect of work done by plaintiff in his business of trader and gave judgment for £ 10 18s. 6d. Application for New Trial.—In the case gave judgment for £10 18s. 6d. Application for New Trial.—In the case of John. L. Shelfox assignee of book debts, against John Williams, boatman, High- street, wherein judgment had been obtained for J35 Is. Id., defendant applied for a new trial on the ground that tht) summons had not come tn his knowledge. —His Honour, in order to shorten matters, went into the accounts and heard Mr. J. T. Davies, draper, .who produced the books, ultimately saying that the account was quite regular and ordering I naymont to be made t, 5s. a quarter, Williams saying he had only a small pen- sion coming in. C'aims for Rent of Apartments.—Ada J. Stephenson. Craiglaise., sued Laurence Kenvon. Aocrington. for £1 5s.. Miss A. Hill and Miss A. Watts, Briton Ferry, for £2 10s. each, and Mrs L. Ireland, Chel- tenham, for £3 for apartments taken during the season and canoelled l>ecaus«> of the war, and Martha Griffiths. Aelvdon, j Cliff-terrace, sued Miss Ashton and Jessie t I Prescott, Bury, for £2.105. and 3s., also for rent of apartments.—In most of the cases the defendant cancelled their rooms because the railway companies discon- tinued excursion bookings on the outbreak of the war and informed intending visitors that the companies could not guarantee that the visitors would get through to their destinations. One of the defendants. wrote that, a railway company issued a poster advising people to get home as soon as possible.—The Judge thought that the action of the authorities who took over the railways on the outbreak of war told I v<?yy much against the nationalization of railways. — None of the defendants attended, but nearly all of them wrote letters to the Court. Laurence Kenyon pleaded infancy, but as it appeared* lie ¡ was writing for himself and father, the Judge joined the father and adjourned the case to the next Court. Miss Ashton was] surprised^ that any woman who was a British citizen persisted in demands when flie knew the dire calamity the nation was in at the present time. The mill at which she was working had been Closed and the workers were sore pressed for the necessaries of life. A letter was from the Mayor of Bury confirming that statement, and said he .advised people not to go away for holidays as they would want every penny for food and clothing. —• jhe Judge asked the plaintiffs if the defendants made it a condition of taking the rooms that excursion bookings would be made. and on receiving replies in the negative said the contracts mast stand and orders be made for the payment of the amounts claimed. He admitted that it was hard where the defendants were out or work, and in those eases ordered the payment of the claims at the rate of 2s a niofith.—In the case of Miss Prescott who had taken rooms for a party of four young ladies and ejne ge-nt?dman, Miss Kate Griffiths, who appeared in support of the claim of £3 3s., said she had offered to accept 35s. in settlement but received no reply to her letter.—In the case ngqmst .J?- /rerand, the husband wrote that his wife had no separate income or furniture so plaintiff would be no better off if she succeeded in her claim.-The Judire there- fore joined the husband and adjourned the case to the next Court.
NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD A meeting of the Executive Committee was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday even- ing, Mr. D. C. Roberts presiding. Mr. J. Bodfan Anwyl wrote thanking the Committee for the vote of condolence passed on the death of his brother Sir Edward Anwvl. A resolution was received from the Tem- perance Committee of the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Association regretting that advertisements of intoxicating liquor were allowed to appear on the list of sub- jects published for the Aberystwyth Eis- teddfod. The Association felt convinced that the leaders of the people would guard against repetition of those advertisements in connection with the National Eisteddfod. There was no discussion on the resolution. t Mr. Jenkin James, the general secretary read a letter from Mr. T. R. Roberts the general secretary of the Bangor Eisteddfod, in which he stated that some time back he was instructed to write to the Gorsedd Recorder and the Secretary of the Eistedd- fod Association asking them as the respon- sible authorities to arrange with the Aberystwyth Committee for the postpone- ment of the Eisteddfod until 1916. In view of the war the Bangor Committee eon- iirlered it was impossible to hold this year's Eisteddfod and he trusted in the circum- stances that the Abeiystwyth Committee would acquiesce. The following letter was also read from Sir Vincent Evans, secretary of the Eis- teddfod Association, dated October 5th:- Your letter of the 2nd inst. has reached me. VVe have been expecting some expres- sion of the views and wishes of the Aber- ystwyth Cbmmittee with regard to the holding of the Eisteddfod in accordance with the proclamation. The Association expressed the opinion that it was better to risk the difficulties and to hald the Eistedd- fod of 1914 according to the programme; but the Bangor Committee did not see their way to undertake the risk. The Bangor Committee now propose to hold their Eisteddfod next year, but that can cnly be done with the consent of the Aber- ystwyth Committee cf the 1915 Eisteddfod end the concurrence of the Gorsedd and Eisteddfod Association. The matter is one more closely affecting the local cem- niittees than the general bodies and the wishes and decisions of the former would, I am sure, be favourably received and de- cide the action of the latter. We shall be glad to hear that your Committee and the Bangor Committee have come to an under- standing and arrive at some mutual agree- ment. So far as the Association is' con- cerned, the suggestion that the sequence of meetings in North and South Wales should not be altered is considered to be a good one, that is to say, that Abervstwvth should retain the 1915 date and that Ban- gor should have the next North Wales date namely, 1916; but if it is found that it would be a mutual convenience to Bangor and Aberystwyth to alter the sequence I have reason to believe that neither the Gorsedd nor the Association would raise any objection." Mr. T. J. Samuel, the hon. secretary, presented the report of the Finance Com- mittee which recommended that a meeting of guarantors should be held to consider the postponement of the Eisteddfod and the question of signing the new guarantee bond; that if the Eisteddfod were post- poned the arrangements for the retention of the services of Mr. S. Gwilly Davies, the ■secretary, should be left to the Treasurer (Mr. Arthur Jones); that the office should be taken for a further period of twelve months; and that sanction should be given to the expense of adding any printed slips necessary to meet alterations in the list of subjects. If the Executive Committee de- cided to postpone the Eisteddfod uutil 1916, the Finance Committee did not see any serious financial reason against doing so. The Chief Constable asked if it would be necessary to hold another proclamation ceremony? Professor Edwards said that owing to the war the Bangor Committee were faced with a probable loss of between £1,250 and if the Eisteddfod was held this year. In their own financial interests and in the interests of the Eisteddfod the Bangor Committee in their discretion decided to I postpone. He, therefore, proposed that the Committee should comply with the wishes of the Bangor Committee and post- pone the Aberystwyth Eisteddfod until 1916. He would like to have another pro- clamation ceremony, but did not think it would be necessary. It was eventuaily agreed on the sugges- tion of Mr. J. H. Davies to comply with the request of the Bangor Committee by foregoing the claim to the holding of the Eisteddfod in Aberyscwvth in 1915, but leaving the question of future date open. The recommendations of the Finance Com- mittee were adopted. Mr. W. D. Owen, the hon. secretary, presented the report of the Finance Com- mittee recommending that "Alexander's ,east" (Handel) should be s^ec+ed for performance on the occasion of the Eistedd- fod evening concerts and that permission .should be given to purchase copies to en- able the choir to continue rehearsals dur- ing the coming winter. Consideration of the report was deferred but it was agreed on the proposition of Mr. J. H. Davies, seconded by Professor Jen- kins, to ask the choir, with the view of training and efficiency to undertake the work of practising and producing "Alexander's Feast" on their own financial responsibility, the Executive Committee pledging themselves to support the choir by every means in their power.
NEW QUAY. Nautical Success.—Mr. Eddie Jones, Bronwylfa, has obtained his first officer's certificate at a. veoent Board of Trade ex- amination. Death.—The death of Mr. Evan Lewis, 8, Rock-street, took place on Saturday at the a.ge of ninety-six years. He was the oldest inhabitant of the place. The funeral took place on Wednesday, inter- ment being made at Maenvgro^s. Success. —Mr. Melbourne V. Roberts, a student of the Tutorial School, has p:i<sed his London matriculation examination.
THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS will met: Hancre.. Mon., Oct. 12th Aberffrydlan 10-30. Friday. Oct. 16th Glanmerin Foxhounds. Wednes., Oct. 14th Darren Gesail 8-0. <
WAR NEWS Continued from Page 6. During the pas tweek desperate fighting has been proceeding between the Allies left wing and the German's and on Wednesday the Press Bureau, after several day's silence announced that the situation was satisfactory. Canada has decided to send a further contingent to the seat of war. On Wednesday the position of Antwerp was described as critical in consequence of the German bombardment. The Belgian Government has been removed to O'stend. The Belgian troops are offering a deter- mined resistance to the advance of the German forces. The submarine E9, which sank the Ger- man cruiser "Hela" off Heligoland on September 13th, on Tuesday torpedoed and sunk a German destroyer in German waters. On the east of Europe the German forces, having been driven out of Russia with great loss, is offering strong resistance to the invasion of Germany by the Rus- sians. It is said that eight million Russian troops have now been mobilised andt tha Russia can eventually bring up her forces to twenty millions.
girths, ,Marriages, antJ graths. BIRTHS. Jones—September 24th, at Kooinda Dolgelley to Mr and Mrs R, Guthrie Jones, a son. Jones—September 30th, at Maesllyn, Cardi- ganshire, the wife of the Rev. R. Williams- Jones. Bandikin, India, of a son. Jones-October 1st, at 412, Kdgw arfi Road* London, W., to Mr and Mrs Hugh Jones, daughter. MARRIACES. Beynou-Owen-October 6th, at Penygarn Chapel, by the Rev. T. Jenkins, Talybont, assisted by Rev. R. H. Jones, Garn, Morgan Beynon, of Fishguard, to Sophia, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Owen, Penywern, Borth. Jones-Lloyd.- -October 2nd, at the Register Offico, Aberayron, before John M. Howell, registrar, Evan Jones, Lluest, Ciliau Aeron, and Margaret Anno Lloyd, Blaenesger, Cilcennin. Thomas—Davius —October 6th, at Salem Chapel, Aberystwyth. Mr David Thomas, 4, Grand Parade; Sill ton, and Miss Maggie Davies, Rathbone, Buarth. DEATHS. Evans-On the tdi October, at 41 Maury-roadr Stoke Ncwi'ig'-on, London, Jane Maiia. beloved wife of Wm. Evans, aged <54. z736 Haywood.—October 6tb, Annie Haywood, Eronsirioi, Brynymor-road, Aberystwyth, age i 80 years. Jacob—On October 4th, at Vulcan-street, Aberystwyth, Miss Jane Ellen Jacob, aged 51 years. Lewin^-On Saturday, October 3rd, Mr Evan Lewis, 8, Hock-terrace, New Quay, aged 00 years Touil son—September 30th, at Wolver- hampton, Miss Alice Tompson, Lulworth House, Danbadam-road, Aberystwyth. Printed by J. Gibson, and Published by him in Terrace-road, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan; at Ll. Edwards, Stationer, High-street, Bala; and John Evans and nephew, Stationers, Glanymor House, Barmouth, in the County of Merioneth; and at David Lloyd's Port- madoc, in the County of Carnarvon. Friday, October 9th, 1914.