lip anii 3uttm tht (tuabi. [Selected from the writings of the late Sir John GibsonJ. LANDOWNERS- November 25th, 1898. I have often wished that I owned a bit of ground somewhere, but I do not own even as much as a freehold grave space! I am disposed to s-art a class of landowners so that I might teach them some of those things about land which a landless man knows better than anybody else. Of course, I would not try to teach my class of landlords too much at a time, but I would put them through a regular course of instruction with the object of showing them tlicit it is population that gives value to land. My first lesson would be on the wisdom of promoting the growth of villages and towns by landowners. If I were a landowner I would get as many people to live on my land as possible, and I would make as many roads through it as possible, and if anybody wanted a bit of ground on which to build a house I would sell him it. If land within a mile of a place of one thousand inhabitants were worth S10 an acre, the price would go up to E12 or jE13 an acre if the' place were increased to two thousand. The average landowner does not seem to realize that if he sells land near a village for building purposes the houses will make the land near to them valuable. The Coast. J.G.
DOLGELLEY STORM. Dolgelley is troubled about Berthlwyd. What does it matter how the field was got? If it is wanted for allotments, let it be used for allot- ments. If an enquiry were instituted into the ownership of lands, to many great landowners the only right would be a right of usage, so why split hairs for a single field? MORE MAGISTRATES. Following on the outbreak of hooliganism in Lleyn we have the Rector of Aberdaron asking for more magistrates, and quite time, too. There is no reason why there should be five justices in Pwllheli and not one in the remote country districts. Perhaps after the war we shall be able to get magistrates appointed on a more democratic basis and then Mr. David Roberts's suggestion can have full swing. The first thing to do is to get the magistrates now under the system that prevails. Afterwards it will be time to talk about the methods of appointment. PRAYER MEETINGS OR STREETS? I suppose it is the same in all the country districts of Wales, but it is hard lines on the young people that they have to either attend a chapel prayer meeting or kick their heels in the streets. The old mutual improvement societies might be revived and there are several meetings which might be started, especially for young people. Somehow or other they are not started. Perhaps the old people know why. THE GREAT SILENCES. Sometimes the ordinary chapel or church service palls and the sermons and the singing make one long for the simplicity of the Quaker gatherings. I remember one at Devonshire House, attended by 'a few poor looking folk, but so full of power that it could be felt. There is a new book, and a remarkable book in its way, on "The Fellowship of Silence," which all would do well to read. There is a real danger in present days of losing touch with what Sir John Gibson used to term The great silences." INCONSISTENCY. In South Waies there is a certain council which decided to pay wages to its employees who enlisted. One man who pleaded conscientious objection, joined the Friends Ambulance Unit. The Council refused to make his wages up on the ground that he had hot joined the army. This man. however, distinguished himself in saving the wounded and was awarded a French decoration. The councillors who refused to make his wages up are now tumbling over one another to rescind the previous resolution. If the man was not worthy of his wages when lie joined the unit, he is no more worth his wages be- cause he has done his duty. If he was worth his wages after winning the medal he was worth his wages when he went into the unit. To be logical, the Council will have to double the payments made to any of their einployeeb who distinguished themselves on the field. THE WAR AND POETRY. I heard the other day that the war had caused the loss of a new school of poets. But we have the old ones with us still and yet they frequently go unread. The cheapest series in poetry is still "Stead's Penny Poets," and it is a pity that the firm has allowed the writings of Lowell to fall out of print for the period of the war. There are few who get nearer to the heart of the man in the street than John Russel Lowell.
ABERYSTWYTH. CINEMA.—"Her Hero," a four part Tann- hauser drania is the chief attraction for this week-end. Other films are "The Hunted Man," "Poor Poter Pious Nestor,1' and "The Graphic. On Monday the official Italian docu- mentary war film will be shown, a series of pictures on the way to Goriza, taken at great risks. The difficulties to be overcome by our Italian allies, and now by our own men, must be seen to be realised. WEDDING.—The marriage was solemnised on Saturday of Mr. W. Stanley Edwards, man- ager of the Abergele N.P. Bank, son of Mr. Evan Edwards, The Laurels, and Miss Elsie Margaret Davies, daughter of Mr. James Davies, Lyndhurst, Abergele, the ceremony tak- ing place in the Parish Church, the Rev. L. D. Jenkins (vicar) officiating. The Chinch was crowded with friends and well-wishers. Mr. Francis, New Tredegar, was best man, and Miss Peggie Jones, niece of the bride, brides- maid. The bride was dressed in wh:te georgette over pink and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid wore pink crepe de chine and carried a basket of pink I carnations. Following the wedding breakfast at Lvnhurst the happy couple left for South- port. They have been the recipients of num- erous and costly presents. MEDIC VL CHARGES.—The medical practi- tioners of the town have unanimously agreed to raise their fees during the war by fifty per cent, for country journeys and twenty-five per cent. for town visits. The increase in cost of r living and travelling expenses have rendered j the old rate of charges absolutely inadequate to meet the expenses. I MUSICAL SUCCESS—Mr. Chas. H. j Clements has been notified that., in addition to his obtaining the diploma of F.R.C.O., he I has also been successful in gaining the Lafon- taine first prize. Mr. Clements secured the Lafontaine first prize when he passed his A.R.C.O. twelve months ago. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ed- wards, South-road, took place on Friday, the Rev. R. T. Rees, pastor of Tabernacle C.M. Church, officiating. Interment was made at the Cemetery. The chief mourners were Mr. Richard Edwards. Birmingham, son-. Miss E. A. Edwards, daughter, and Mr Evan Jones, Bow St"eet, brother. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs. Mary Oliver, Peckham House, Union-street, took place on Friday, the Revs. J. Edward* and R. J. Rees officiating. The chief mourners were Mr. Hugh Oliver, husband; Mr and Mrs D. T. Oliver, son and daughter-in-law; Sergt. and Mrs. Colley, son-in-law and daughter; Mrs. M. E. "James, sister: Misses M. E. and Peggy I Thomas, nieces-, Mrs. J. L. James, cousin Misses R. and Chyton, Llpndre, I cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Borth, cousin; Miss Lloyd. Borth, cousin; and Masters Tdrte and Glvn -Tames.- RED CROSS HOSPITAL.—The Commind- ant thanks the followingRabbits, Lady; Prvse; hare. Mrs. Dr. Rees, Grafton House; turnips, Miss Morris, Tegfryn, Penrhynnewydd. Salem; eggs and potatoes, Mrs. Edwards, Dolfor, Crosswood; and eggs, Mrs. Evans, Llettu Melyn, Crosswood; rabbits, Major Lloyd Hughes; cigarettes, games, books, Mrs Foster, I Gwynfryn; soap, Miss Whyte. Cliff-terrace eggg. Mrs. Gibby, per Mrs. K. P. Davies, Llan- geitho. I MUSICAL.—The following pupil of Mr. Arthur C. Edwards, Queens-road. has passed in the recent examination of the R.A.M. and ¡ R.C.Y. :-Miss Elizabeth G Northington, piano, lower division, pass. A y FUNERAL OF MR. JONES.—The funeral] of Mr. Evan Jones, Brooklyn, So*fch-roa4, took place on Thursday, the Rev. R. J. of Mr. Evan Jones, Brooklyn, South-roa4. took place on Thursday, the Rev. R. J. Rees, officiating. The chief mourners were Miss Jones, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jcnes, son and daughter-in-law; the Misses Jones, Portland-stiieet, nieces; Mr and Mrs. Jones, South-road, nephew; Miss Jones; Mr. Richard Jones, nephew; Mrs. Evan Jones, Prosp2ct-street, niece; Mr. and Miss Jones, Caron Villa, nephew; Mr. Tom Jones, Port- land-street, nephew; Mr. D. R. Jones, nephew, ACKNOWLEDGMENT.—The Surgical Requi- sites Association desire to acknowledge the fol- lowingJanuary 9th, Talybont Working Party, 6s. 3d.; Borth Working Party, 2s.; a friend, 2s. 6d.; January 14th, Talybont, 6s 3d.; Borth, 2s. 6d.; sale of handkerchiefs, 3s. 6d.; box money, 3s. 3d.; Miss Jones, 8, Laura-place, 10s.; Talybont Working Party, 6s. 9d.; Borth do., 2s. 6d.; Mrs Henry Davis, 5s. COLISEUM.—During the week Mr Baynton gave theatrical performances at the Coliseum before large and appreciative audiences. A fine performance of "The Melt- ing Pot" was given on Wednesday evening. On Saturday, after appearing in three scenes from Shakespeare and in "Merely Mary Ann," Mr. Baynton, in reply to loud continued applause, said he first came to Aberystwyth when seven- teen years of age and appeared in "Hamlet." His reception on the present visit, when he came as his own master, was worthy of the University and of the town, for which he was exceedingly grateful, and he hoped soon to be able to repeat his visit. MUSICAL.—In the recent school examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy J of Music and the Royal College of Music the following pupils of the Reverend Mother, St. Padarn's Convent, were successful :-Uladys Parrish, piano, higher division, distinction; Angele D'here, piano, higher division, distinc- tion Louisa Owen, piano, lower division, pass; Yvonne Menut, piano, lower division, pass; Hilda D. Jenkins, piano, lower division, pass; Hilda D. Jenkins, piano, lower division, pass; Alexia le Cleach, piano, elementary, distinction; Gwyneth V. James, piano, elementary distinc- tion; Louisa Davies, piano, elementary, pass; Catherine M. James, piano, elementa-ry, pass; Lilian Marsh, piano, primary, distinction. SOUND ADVICE.—For real bargains inspect the stock of Mr. R. Rowlands, the Pioneer, North-parade, whose sale is progressing at full swing. You should go early to avoid '-he "rush'' for ail records have been broken. GAS AND COKE.—On Wednesday a deputa- tion from the Town Council waited on the ¡ directors of the Gas Company with reference to the proposed increase in the charges for gas and coke. The deputation was courteously re- ceived by Mr. Woodall, the chairman, and a full explanation of the Company's position in respect of coal supply and the financial neces- sity to increase charges to cover increased out- lay was given. The Company had been put to increased cost by having been cut off from Ruabon coal supply and at first received a supply of coal from South. Wales, from which an expert declared it was surprising that gas could be made at all. A better sort of ccal had recently been obtained and an improve- ment in lighting and heat values had resulted. The increased charges were based on a careful survey of increased cost of production and even with the increased charges the dividends would be materially reduced; but the directors would give a guarantee not to go beyond ten per cent. on original shares for several years to come. It was pointed out that the charge per 1,000 feet for gas at Aberystwyth was con- siderably lower than charges at other towns actually on the coalfield in South Wales. THE STREETS.—A correspondent writes:- "Following my last letter after the hooligan- ism of the past week in the unlighted streets the public begin to understand Mr. C. M. Williams's observation that the police have little to do." NEW RULERS.—There was great excitement last Wednesday at Bradley's the noted clothiers, Great Darkgate-street, when over 500 children were each presented with a foot rule after re- citing in a chorus, both inside and outside the premises the following verses :—Winter. Little bits of haTlstone, little drops of 'snow; little boys are chilly, as they come and go. Get a little topcoat, keep them nice and warm; mind you come to Bradleys, then they'll take no harm. Get the very latest, at the lowest price; I then you'll see your little chaps, look so warm and nice. pl260 SALE.—As will be seen by an advertise- ment in another column, the next sale at Taly- bont, conducted by Messrs D. I. Rees and Evans, Baker-street, Aberystwyth, will take place on Thursday, February 14th. PHOTOGRAPHY.—The portraits which appeared last week of Corporal T. J. Keane, R.F.C., and of Monty and Carlo were by Mr Culliford, North-parade. SMITHFIELD SALE.—Messrs. D. L. Jones and Sons conducted the fortnightly sale on Monday. The cattle were graded by Messrs. H, P. Edwards, butcher; J. Hughes Davies, Ystrad Teilo; and the Auctioneers. Nine fat beasts were sold to local butchers. The supply was short. 'Store cattle sold freely at good prices. Only one lot of sheep were dealt with. PERSONAL.—His many friends will be glatf to learn that Alderman Sir James Szlumpei escaped with slight injury from an accident which befel him on Friday of last week. While walking along in George-street, Rich- mond, Sir James was knocked down by a motor car which had tried to avoid a collision with another car. Sir James is the first mayor of Richmond. FUNERAL.—The funeral took place on Sat- urday of Miss Williams, T" >n House, Cus- tom House-street, who p, away on Mon- day at Bryn Cottage, Bridgvud, the residence of her niece (Mrs. J. Humphrey Davies). The deceased was well known and respected by a large number of friends and a large concourse of people attended the funeral. The body was brought from Bridgend and taken to St Mary's Church (of which she was one. of the most faithful members), where the service was read by the Rev. M. Jones Powell, vicar, assisted by the Rev. N. James, M.A., who also offici- » ated at the Cemetery. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams, Glen- huntley (brother and sister-in-law); Mr. G. Williams, Maerdy (brother), Miss Hary Harts (niece); Misses M. A. and H. M. Williams nieces; Messrs. W. H. Hughes, John H. Hughes, G. H. Hughes, and J. Humphrey Davies (nephews), and Mrs. Matthew Jones (aunt). Owing to illness illrs. J. Humphrey Davies (niece) was unable to attend. Wreaths were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Williams and family, nieces, and; nephews; Miss Cousins, Glanaberth. On Sunday the Rev. N. James, curate, made touching references to the I receased. LETTER TO R.S.M. FEAR.—Writing to R.S.M. Fear, from Belfast, Mrs. M. C. Price, who formerly resided near Aberystwyth, stat-os I that should there be any Aberystwyth boys in any Belfast hospital she, witn Mr. Price, would do all they can to cheer them. Should there be any boys there, R.S.M. Fear would like to be any boys there, R.S.M. Fear would like to have their names so that they can be forwarded I' to Mrs. Price. ENTERTAINMENTS.—The Aberystwyth War Service Committee has arranged an amateur dramatic entertainment at the Coliseum for Thursday, January 31st. The proceeds will go towards auginent4ng the comforts fund. i Several well-known local ladies and gentlemen will appear in the performance of the Cricket on the Hearth" and Snowed up with a Duchess." WELL-KNOWN CHARACTER DEAD — Another of Aberystwyth's ancient mariners passed away on Tuesday at the age of seventy- two years. He is Captain David Davies, Lome View, High-street, who died after an illness of ten weeks. On the receipt of the news of his death the flag at the Harbour was flown at half-mast. Captain Davies, who retired about fifteen years igo, entered on his sea-faring career when only twelve years of age. The schooner "Lome," on which Captain Davies sailed, was in the Portmadoc slate trade and was well known at Aberystwyth, to which it sometimes returned loaded wiut coal. He was a member of Welsh Wesieyan Church and leaves a widow, four sons. and a daughter. Two sons are in the navy, and the other is in Palestine The funeral will take place on Saturday morn- ing. PERSONAL.—Miss Ethel M. Williams, daughter of Councillor J. D. and Mrs. Wil- liams, is home for a few days after serving thirteen months on the Kentish Coast as a nharmacist. Miss Williams expects shortly to proceed to either France or Egypt. PERSONAL.—Lieut. H. T. Edwards, son of Mr. T. H. Edwards, N.S.R., who was wounded in Itafy. is able to get about with the aid of two sticks. He is in a hospital at Netley, within a few yards of the one in which Nurse Evans, of Aberystwyth, is matron. WAR WEDDING.—The wedding was quietly solemnised at Llanbadarn Church, on Tuesday, by the Vicar (the Rev. David Jones), of Lieut. Vincent Griffiths, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Griffiths, Burrv Port, and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffiths, J.P., D.L., Glanmor, Barry, and Miss Phyllis M. Harry, only daughter of Mr. W. D. Harry, Burry Port, and of the late Mrs. Annie Harry, Abergwawr House, Aberaman, Aberdare. The bridegroom was attended by Lieut. Edgar Griffiths, R.E., and the bride, who had as bridesmaid her cousin, Miss Marjorie Gimblett, Aberystwyth, was given away by her father. Lieut. Griffiths took part in the battles of Gaza and Beersheba and was wounded in the latter action. Lieut. and Mrs. Griffiths left Aberystwyth by the mid- day train on Tuesday on their honeymoon. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Mon- day, before Mr. John Evans, coroner, into the death of Margaret Davies (72), who had been sta.ying at Burleigh House, Little Darkgate- street, since July, and who died on Saturday. The foreman of the jury was Mr. T. W. Powell.—John Robert Davies, Penygraig, Glam- organ, identified the body as that of his mother (Margaret Davies) who was the widow of Thomas Davies, schoolmaster, Treherbert, and was seventy-one. He last saw her alive thir- teen months ago at Portli.—Mrs. M. J. Finch, Burleigh House, Little Darkgate-street, said deceased had been staying with her since the previously July. On Monday week deceased went to bed about eight o'clock, having a cold and complaining of a pain in her side. On Saturday her condition changed and she sent before noon for Dr. Ellis, but he was not in. Mrs. Davies died about 1-30, and soon after Dr. Ellis arrived. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned. FUNERAL OF MR. J. WATKINS. The funeral of Mr. John Watkins, Custom House- street, took place on Tuesday, the Rev. J. L. Williams officiating at the house and the Rev. G. Parry, Llanbadarn, at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mrs. Watkins, mother; Mrs. J. Watkins, widow; Mr. and Mrs David Watkins,, brother and tsistkT-in-law; Captain and Mrs. Wm. Watkins, brother and sister- in-law; Mrs. Thomas, aunt; Captain Jones, Portmadoc, uncie; Capts. John James and R. Jones, cousins; Captain and Mrs. R. D. Jones, Aberystwyth, cousin; Mrs. Herbert, mother- in-law; Miss Herbert, sister-in-law; Mrs Jones, Alexandra-road; Miss Jones, Pier'street, and Miss Jones, High-street, cousins; Mr. T. Reeves, nephew; Mr. C. Herbert, nephew. OBITUARY.—A well known character has passed away in the person of the Rev. David Owen, formerly vicar of Alltmawr and Llan- gynog, Breconshire, who died on Monday week at Builth Wells. He was a brother of Miss Lewis. Hazelwood, Trinity-road. He was a native of Llancynfelin, Cards. APPOINTMENT.—Capt. H. S. Bloomfield has bcocn appointed Assistant Inspector of Fisheries by the Board of Agriculture. Capt.. Bloom- fteld wili cover the area between the Severn and the Dee. Communications may be ad- dressed to him at the Belle Vue Hotel. It is expected that Capt. Bloomfield will reside at Aberystwyth. FUNERAL.—The funeral of the late Mrs E. Mr. E. D. Owens, husband; Miss Annie Neale, late Mrs. Nealé, Little Darkgate-street, took place on Saturday. The chief mourners were- Mr. E. D. Owen, husband; Miss Annie Neale, Mrs. Rowlands, Mrs. Piears, Miss Pollie Neale, listers; Mr. Wm. Neale, brother; Florence, Norah, Beatrice, and Joseph Neale, nieces and nephew: and Mr. Piears, Mr. and Mrs Owen, brothers and sister-in-law. Beautiful wreaths were sent by several friends. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. Barlow, son-in-law of Mr. Tom Rowlands, Bridge-street, has been appointed prosecuting solicitor for the Borough of Stockport. He was recently appointed town clerk of Duckingfield. Mrs. Barlow (Catt clerk of Duckingfield. Mrs. Barlow (Catt > Rowlands), who has been dangerously ill, i3 now recovering. SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED.—On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Teviotdale entertained the soldiers in the Red Cross Hospital at their rooms in North-p lr.ale. FUNERAL OF MRS. JAMES.—The funeral of Mrs. J. James, 4, Loveden-road, took place on Thursday, the Rev. J. L. Williams officiat- ing. The chief mourners were Mrs. Morgan, daughter; Mr and Mrs James, Ferndale, son and daughter-in-taw; Mr. T. R. James, Lon- don, son; Mr. B. T. Williams, Abertillery, nephew. Two sons, Sergt.-Major Brinley James, and Pte. Edmund James, Canadians, were unable to be present as they are were unable to be present as they are serving overseas. WEDDING.—The marriage was solemnised on Tuesday at Llangunor Parish Church of Miss M. E. Edwards, Llangunor-road, Carmarthen, and Sapper W. Humphreys, Aberystwyth, R.E. (Railway Section). Canon Lloyd, Llanpump- saint, and the Rev. J. Jenkins, vicar of Llan- gunnor, officiated. The bridesmaid was Miss L. Edwards, Conwil, and the best man Mr. H. Humphreys, Llandore. The bridegroom is on leave from France. The honeymoon is being spent in London. WHIST DRIVE.—One of, the most. successful whist drives was given by Mrs. H. C. Philp at Y Crynfryn on Wednesday, with the assist- ance of a few friends. There were over eighty present, among them twenty-five wounded aoldiers. The house was tastefully decorated by Mr. W. H. Jones, who also acted as M.C Twenty-four hands wiere played, after which the party sat down to a most enjoyable supper. The winners in the whist drive were--Ladies, 1, Miss Wood; 2, Mrs. Davies; 3, Mrs Fellows; 4, Mrs Stitt. Mystery prize: Mrs. Edwards. Booby prize: Miss Miller. Gents: 1, Private Jones; 2. Mr. D. Williams; 3, Sergt. Bailey; 4, Pte. Robinson. Gents mystery; Pte. Long. Gents booby Mr. Bob Williams. The Hostess and all who assisted were thanked and a plea- sant evening terminated by singing the Na- tional Anthems. MARRIED IN FRANCE.—The marriage took place on January 8th at Neuville-les-Dieppe of Sergt. D. J. Evans, second son of Mr. and Mrs E. J. Evans, Dolguan Viila, Brynymor, and Miss Alice Pype. of Neuville-les-Dieppe.
ABERYSTWYTH DISTRICT WAR COMMITTEE. At a meeting of Aberystwyth District Way, Committee, on Monday, there were present Mr Bunce Morgan, presiding, Messrs Hughes- Davies, J. G. Stephens, Daniel Jenkins, LI. In Lewis, Ponterwyd; R. T. Thomas, R. Lewis, Llanilar; E. J. Evans, David Jones, Mr. E. R. Davies, clerk; and Mr. D. J. Morgan, county secretary. Appeals against ploughing orders were dealt with and recommendations made to the County Committee. There were six applications for the post of assistant dultfvation officer—Messrs\ WJlliam Parry, Bow Street; David Davies, Llanrhys- I tyd; W R Lyke, Crosswood, I. Morgan Jones, Llanfarian; Thomas Jones, Moriah; and Daniel Lloyd, Llanfarian; and the Committee selected for final selection by the County Executive, Messrs William Parry, Ifor Morgan Jones, and Daniel Llovd. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS for the week ending January 17th, 1918. ) sun- max. min. rain. shine. January 11th 43.0 39.0 0.03 January-12th 43.0 39.0 0.02 0.7 January 13th 44.0 35.0 0.5 January 14th 4.00 30.0 1.0 January 15tli 40.0 32.0 0.42 January 16th 43.0 33.0 0.15 January 17th 40.0 36.0 0.09 3.0 For the week ending January 24th, 1918. Januaijf- 18th 47.0- 37.0 0.26 January 19th 52-0 44.0 0.52 January 20th 55.0 46.0 0.03 January 21st 54.0 46.0 0.09 0.5 anuarv 22nd 53.0 48.0 0.04 2.5 January 23rd .53.0 44.0 0.02 3.0 January 24th 51.0 42.0
GOGINAN. Last week the War Office notified that Pte John Lewis Thomas, Pleasant-row, has been missing since the beginning of last December. He had been in France about nine months and in the thick of the fighting several times. His relatives had been uneasy about him since his Christmas parcel was returned to the Patriofic Committee at the beginning of January marked "casualty." The audit of the accounts of Dyffryn C.M. Church was carried out last Friday evening- Mr. Hugh Pugh, Penbryn, and Mr. D. Herbert, School House, being auditors. The manner the book, had been kept reflected credit upon the socretary (Mr. Thos. Pugh, Llwyngwyn).
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Pte. John Lloyd.-Next week.
I Aberystwyth Borough I Tribunal. SHORT SITTING. Aberystwyth Borough Tribunal sat yesterday (Thursday), Alderman John Evans, chairman; Captain Doughton, Mr. David Davies, Mr. J. D. Williams, Mr. John Evans, clerk; and Mr. T. H. Edwards, national service representative. Richard Morris, 40, married, Skinner-street, employed by Mrs. Geddes Smith on six acres of land with garden, at Penynant, who holds three months exemption confirmed by Appeal Tribunal, appeal by Mrs. Smith for further exemption.—In reply to the N.S.R., Mrs. Smith said she had made no effort to get another man as she thought it hopeless. She had seen others struggling with all sorts of queer men who left in a day or two. A neighbour could not get anyone to plant fruit trees and Morris had to go to help.—Exempted to 24th March, final. The case of David Pugh Morris, 18, Portland- street, employed as clerk in the Borough Accountant's Office, was adjourned for medical examination. The case of Arthur John Hawkes, 32, Trinity-place, senior assistant at the National Library, was heard in private and exemption to the 24th March was granted.
BORTH. Among the spoil which had been washed ashore on the beach and which have been promptly collared was a sofa and several articles of furniture. Pte. Rd. Davies, Wesleyan Cottagers home. Pte. Davies, who joined at the outbreak of war, has served in Gibraltar. He left Monday morning to proceed to Ireland. Miss Jennie Davies, Trugfan, who is serving at the V.A.D. Hospital, Oswestry, is home. Miss Dilys Rees, Arequipa, and Miss Annie Jones, Giendower, have left to take up duties at Aberystwyth Red Cross Hospital. Driver Edward Jones, M.T., A.S.C., formerly chauffeur to Dr. Jones, Llandre, is home. Letters have been received from several of the village boys serving. All are in good health and in the best of spirits. Among those who have sent letters are two cousins, both are named John Davies and both have served since the beginning in the same ship. A concert, the proceeds of which were handed over to Gnr. W. D. Jones, Troedyrhiw, who has been thrice wounded, and has lost an arm, was given on Friday at Soar Chapel. The Rev. D. Caron Jones presided, and there was a large and appreciative audience. About £16 was realised.
LETTERFROM CORPORAL LLOYD ROBERTS 1,Mr: Williams, chemist, Borth, has received the following interesting letter from Corporal Howard Lloyd Roberts, R.A.M.C., serving in France:-Dear Williams,—I am back in the line safely and now am settled for the evening, unless something unforeseen occurs. Right lucky I am, too, as compared with some of the boys who to-night will remain outdoors in the blinding snow and spend the night stamping their numbed toes to help circulation. We have found shelter in a sandbagged cowhouse, part of a shattered farmhouse a few yards from the trenches. During the earlier part of the I war the enemy held our present digs, evidence of which are the loopholes in the brick walls. He also has patronized the area prodigally with shells and a small part only of the original building 181 vertical The framework of the roof still holds a few tiles. They appear to be quite loose, with the effect of causing all who walk underneath to look piously upwards. It is a case of thinking of higher things when one's passage is underneath these weighty French tiles. Even a nigger's skull would show dents if one descended to descend on his pate. As this epistle is being scribbled two of my party are embroiled in weighty argument. "Beth yw ffydd?" is the question. Long ago they have forgotten the subject matter and are now well advanced in analysing each other's characters and making candid comments upon one another's physical features and adding addi- tional flavour to the banquet by suggesting cracks in the structures of the family trees. However, one will shortly demand of the other a fag, and peace will reign about the brazier until some other word or sentiment needs ex- planation. Of course, an encore will then be rendered in revised form of the previous enter- tainment. The boys are fceen^tTfefs whenever opportunity rises, and empty stomachs suggest most remarkable dishes. One is very enthusi- astic on 'Welsh rabbit.' Few men object to toasted cheese so long as it is cooked in another's mess tin! Welsh rabbit prepared in a can and where no fat is available to keep it clear from the vessel is apt to clear in affec- tionate fashion to the tin. Thus by some strange accident Welsh rabbit out here is generally cooked in 'any mess tin than one's own. Another has a genius for pancakes. How he finds the flour is an unfathomable mystery. His method of preparing this luxury is to pour the flour into a can of water, let the flour settle, pour away the water, and then the wet meal is put on the fire. Generally there rises a most unholy odour of burnt flour and often- times the preliminary pancake needs an en- trenching tool to free it from the pan. To a gentle accompaniment of mellow language it does get freed, after a violent struggle. Por- ridge-making is another dish which causes keen mental and physical anguish. Generally, in every company tastes in uwd vary. One says that it should be prepared thinly. Another disputes this and insists upon, body to it. Another argues that it should be well chewed before being swallowed, and inevitably another voice claims that porridge, like oysters, should glfde into the interior: with the result that the man who does the stirring gets embroiled in the discussion and forgets that uwd needs con- tinual motion while on the flame and, of course, nothing on earth or in the skies can transform burnt porridge into unburnt porridge. Nature's laws are fearfully stern in this particular matter, ain't they? and mnkind out here has great contempt for "the fellow who fries oatmeal when he intended to boil it. Have I told you before of the tragedy of the 'crvs?' In case you've not been informed previously." shirts need washing now and again out here! So it came to pass that my washing day was due. After procuring pail and boiling water the garment was submerged in the steaming depths. Then arose a search for the sebon, and the search was in vain, sad to say it. So the raiment had its wash without soap. It was, however, well wrung and twisted comparatively dry and then spread out on the mantelpiece. Next day it had disappeared. There was a hue and cry raised about the dePRr ted article of dress. It was either lost, stolen, or strayed: such was the general conviction. Some time afterwards I found it, but looking much emaci- ated. It was hanging on a tree. making a sickly attempt to dry. I grabbed at it, as there would be enquiries about it on kit in- spection day if it was missing. Just then an officer's servant came rushing at me, claiming what I had just recovered as his property. It was what he had been washing the floor with for the past week! After much eloquence I was able to prove that floor rags generally didn't need sleeves or tin buttons on the chest. However, I regained the lost property and the drea day of kit inspection was met with equanimity, although Robinson Crusoe even would have felt dissatisfied with the general appearance of the garment by the time the officer's servant had made such improper use of it. The boys are now stoking up and as all cracks and crevices in the sitting room are closed to keep out the drifting snowflakes the smoke off the coke compels me to cease my labour for to-night.
LLANILAR The President taking a leading part in the debate for the evening, the chair was ably I filled by the Vice-president (Mr. J. J. Jones, Tyncoed). The subject was "Who did most good, Charles o'r Bala or Williams Pantycelyn." Mr. Richards, Pantvgwvfol, maintained it was the former, while Mr. John Parry, Mill, cham- pioned the latter. Those favouring Charles o'r Bala" were Messrs. Jenkin Jones, Iorwerth Edwards, William Evans, and M. T..Tones, while Messrs. R. Llew Jones, Elias Prosser, Edward Lloyd, Rhys Davies, and T. M. Thomas spoke in favour of the hvmnologist. Williams Pantycelyn had a majority of olle.
BOW STREET. Pte. Tom R. Davies, Blaenddol, is home, also Pte Samuel Magor. Pte. John Jones, Nanty- fallen, returned on Tuesday.
Machynlleth Rural Tribunal AGRICULTURAL CASES. Machynlleth Rural Tribunal met. on Wednes- day, present, Messrs. M. E. Francis presiding, Edward Hughes, Rd. Hughes, Rd. Jones, and John Davies, with Lieut. Smith, N.S.R. The military reviewed the case of Lewis Jones Evans, Machynlleth. The National Ser- vice Representative said the grounds for the review were that Evans worked in the timber for some time. Evans said he did not think it harm to help in the timber. He had a hold- ing of 24 acres. The N.S.R. applied that the certificate should be varied from absolute to conditional on being employed in agriculture, and this was agreed to. In the case of Richard Owen, Hafodygarreg, Machynlleth, the N.S.R. said the case was exactly the same as the previous one, and it was similarly dealt with. Thomas Evans, Morben, whose case was re- I viewed, said he would be removing shortly toll another farm, Hendreseion. Conditional ex- emption was granted, the man in the mean- time to apply for a certificate from the War Agricultural Committee. Thomas Jones, wheelwright, Llanbrynmair, who also assisted in farm work, worked under Mr. J. Grant, land agent, Llanidloes, and was a general handy man, was granted three months. The employer, Griffith J. Jones, appeared for Lewis Jones, Aberhosan, and said he was indispensable. The military had no objection to conditional exemption provided he was a full-time agriculturist.—Granted. Wm. Danieis, Post Office, Lianbrynmair, ap- plied for exemption for his son, Rd. Trevor Daniels, not yet 18. He was in Grade 3 and helped in the Post Office.-Two months, Mrs. Anne Evans, Llanwrin, applied for Evan Rd. Evans. The farm was a large one and there was only a boy of fifteen years besides.—Conditional. Elias Ed. Humphreys, insurance agent, Glantwymyn, Cemmes Road.—Adjourned for re-examination. Hugh Hughes, Tynant, Darowen, applied for exemption for Stanley W. Jones, and the mili- tary had no objection provided applicant ob- tains a certificate.
War Savings Boom. ABERYSTWYTH GOING STRONG. An Admirable report was presented to the Aberystwyth War Savings Committee on Mon- day evening by Mr. D. P. H. Ashton, the hon. secretary. The result of the autumn campaign has been most striking and the slight ten- dency to fall off, which was mainly due to the summer season has been not only stopped but converted into an increase of 66§ per cent. The totals for the December quarter are very interesting. There are 32 associations under the Committee and to September the total subscribed was R915-to December RI,526, or a grand total of £ 11,770. The number of members has increased from 1,694 on Septem- ber 30th to 1,775 on December 31st. The lead- ing position is taken by Cwmpadarn School with 1,657 certificates purchased, Llanbadarn Church is second and Alexandra Boys third. The War Bonds total is £ 43,560 to January 9th last. In reply to Mr. T. H. Edwards, Mr. Jenkin James said that the duties of the Food Economy Committee were now taken over by the Food Control Committee. Mr. T. H. Edwards said that there had been a suggestion that a Food Economy Campaign was not necessary in Aberystwyth because wages were low and the price of food high, and it was unlikely that food would be wasted, but he thought it wa,s just the place where the people should be taught economy. The War Savings Committee had had some very suc- cessful demonstrations, but since then nothing had been done. Mr. Edwards referred aiiso to the important visit of the lady expert last week, when she met at Alexandra Road Schools the cookery instructresses of the surrounding counties. Local tradesmen are to be invited to under- take the sale of-certlficates, and a deputation— Mr. T. H. Edwards and the Rev. T. E. Roberts --were appointed to wait upon them.
PENCARREG. At St. Mary's Church the wedding took place of Mr. Enoch Thomas, Ivy Bush, Pencarreg, and Mary, third daughter of Mrs. Thomas, Llanddu, Pencader. The Rev. D. Edward Thomas offici- ated. The Rev. J. Lloyd Thomas (brother) cave away the bride. The best man was Mr. D. Edwards. Miss Margareita Thomas (sister of the bride), and Miss Nora Thomas (niece of the bridegroom), acted as bridesmaids. The bride was dressed in a purple velvet costume trimmed with skunk, and wore a white velour hat. Amongst those present at the Church were the Rev. J. Thomas, vicar of Rhosllanerchrugog (brother of the bridegroom), and Mrs. Jones, IT.rJ"
PENPARKE. The truth that one can help many" was seen last Friday evening when the Mission Chapel was crowded by villagers assembled to help Miss Lizzie Jane Jenkins in a concert organised and conducted by Miss Lewis, Craig Lea. The Vicar (the Rev. Dr. Jones-Powell) presided and had a helpful word with which to introduce every performer. The piano was lent by Miss Brebner, M.A. The expenses were met voluntarily and tax was remitted. Mr Eyre Evans, at the Vicar's request, thanked all who had assisted in any way. The village was here uniting as a family to help one of its midst who had long been a patient invalid. The true value of the District Nursing Associa- tion was here in evidence as, acting through its country Nurse, it was able to give unre- mitting attention to the invalid. (Cheers). The programme opened by a song by the Mises Davies and Edwards. Mr. H. Daniell, Mrs. Richards, Gwarfelin, Miss Lewis, Miss F. Williams, Mr. John Jenkins, and Miss Lizzie Davies contributed to the programme with solos. Duets were given by Misses L. Davies and M. L. Edwards, the Misses Davies, Mrs. Richards, and Mr. J. Jenkins; and recitations by Hywel Myrddin. A sketch performed by the Misses Letson and Evans was well received, and the pianoforte solos of Miss M. Brebner were much appreciated. The children acquitted themselves remarkably well, Britannia" and her attendants in the sketch "Empire Day" presenting a charming tableaux, and Master Eric Griffith, W. Gwyneth Williams, Irene Hutchings, Cissie Meehan, and Blodwen Rich- ards were exceptionally good, the former delighting the audience.
THE WAR DAY BY DAY. TUESDAY The British captured two machine guns in patrol encounters east of Ypres. Hostile artil- lery showed some activity on Cambrai front. Aerial raids were made into Germany, two tons of bombs being dropped on the steel works at Tliionville, railway sidings at Bensdorf, and on Arnavillo Railway Junction, south of Metz. On the French front enemy surprise attack to west of Navarin Farm achieved no result. WEDNESDAY. A hostile party entered British trenches north- east of La Bassee, but was ejected. On the French front the Germans obtained a footing east of Nieuport-Ville. THURSDAY. -Ltie number of ships sunk during the week was eight—six over 1,600 tons, and two under 1,600 tons, a decrease of two on last week. ->r"
NOTICE TO VERMIN KILLERS. As the Government has given orders that all Vermin is to be destroyed, JAMES HUTCHINGS —— NATURALIST, y, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, Is open to buy Skin# of the following at r, [ fair price:-STOATS, POLECATS, FOXES, BADGERS, and OTTERS. Skins must be sent in whole and fresh. Preferable in flesh as killed. These Skins are for clothing purposes. Furs and Rugs cleaned and done up as new. WIVTKB UBDERCLOTHIHG Wool Combinations, Spencers, Bodices, f AND Ribbed Vests IN STOCK. Tel N981 Y^HBSihv&Twnria. MILLIN ERS. = "IoI ..A fsl You Need not be a SHERLOCK i HOLMES J Vl t u Yw to discover the high qualities I JZ of the Footwear I Sell. pVERY Boot and Shoe in my I stock is made from sound honest materials and has been lffil 1 bought from manufacturers of TIM 11 highest repute, who, like myself, V V vVSMll have ther- good name to maintain. y/11| II TF you need a pair of good til JIB 11 Winter Boots or Shoes j|f| for yourself or children call jl§| iftjoll and see me, I firmly believe J|l|| Jj K k\ you cannot get better value a fPPp /J i?* n\ elsewhere than I offer you. David Williams (Foot Specialist), CAMBRIA SHOE STORES y||r 3, NORTH PARADE IgM ABERYSTWYTH. ALL RECORDS BROKEN at Our t)!-mW)!<m SALE 03ST 'D ROWLANDS wW PIONEER, ■ i NORTH PARADE, ¡ ABERYSTWYTH. I
SMASH ON THE CAMBRIAN. ♦ FIREMAN KILLED AND DRIVERS SERIOUSLY INJURED. A railway collision occurred early on Friday, when two heavy goods trains collided on the Cambrian Railway between Oswestry and Whitt.ington, resulting in the death of one fireman and injury to the two drivers and the ether fireman. The nano of the victims, who are all Oswestry J ;nd married, are—Fireman Dyke (31), killer ivers Williams and Socket! and Fireman L, injured. Driver VY^ ;nns and Fireman Dyke, seeing the collision, imminent, jumped from the loco- motive, but both were caught in the wreckage, Williams sustaining injuries to led-s and ribs. Dyke died on the way to hospital. Hopes ai!e entertained of the recovery of the other men. Several Oswestry doctors rendered assistance immediately after the accident. The collision took place on a single length of rails on the main line, and the cause at present is ^a mystery. t—i—vwm—— IMII MII'MI UI.I .41
Forthcoming Events. Dramatic Entertainment, Goliseum, January 31st. 1 Grand operetta, "The Fairy's Banishment," Coliseum, February 6th. j
LLANRHYSTYD. MUSICAL.—In the recent school examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music Miss Annie E. G. Jones, Llanrhystyd, was success- ful in piano, lower division.
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