lip anb JJototx the QIDast. I [Selected fsom the writings of the late Sir John Gibson].
LOVE HEALS April 14th. 1905. It seemed as if we would not meet again, I nd I was. grieved, for I bad much to say- )r thought I had, but now that we have met fou seem to know all that I longed to tell, And what was hard to bear you understand As if you, too, had felt the loneliness That makes the world a dreary wilderness. The years that were so sad in many ways Smile at me now I look into your eyes And hear your voice and feel your gentle touch. Ah, yes, I think I know why you are here; My journey draws at last towards its close. They guessed how very dear you were to me And so they sent for you before the end. I need not tell you what you know so well, Nor need I ask you what I always knew, But I am glad that we have met once more And that the bitter past is blotted out, With all its restless longings and regrets— Its dreary weight of utter hopelessness. Once more you make life possible to me And bring back hope and kill desire for death. I see again the sunshine on the hills, And hear the song of birds and whirr of wings. Bend down, my love, and kiss me On my eyes, And whisper to me what I never doubt. Yes, I shall, sleep and then, when I awake, Shall I again behold your smiling face? The Coast. J.G.
WASTE. Lying idle at Lampeter, with the green grass growing round," are numerous farm im- plements dumped by some Government depart- ment for the use, so it is said, of German prisoners. They are unsuited to the require- ments of Cardiganshire, but the Department that sent them—I cannot say which it was- refuses to take them back, so that they lie and rust. In England farmers cannot get enough of these implements. The Cardiganshire authorities have done all thlt is possible and can do no more. I wonder if the Board of Agriculture appreciate this terrible waste—at any rate, it is no secret, for the implements can be seen by anybody. UNITED PRAYER. Many are the expressions that have reached me about the Aberystwyth prayer meeting. All are the same—that it was characterisd by the real spirit of reverence. Other places seem slow to follow Aberystwyth's example. I am glad that a second meeting is to be held on Monday. CRICCIETH. Some very interesting matter about Criccieth appears in the last issue of the Archaeologia Cambrensis." SERGEANT-MAJOR FEAR'S LETTERS. I hear that all the letters received by Ser- geant-major Fear in response to his parcels sent to the Front are to he saved for posterity. Many a man would give much to purchase with money what has come to Sergeant-major Fear through a humble duty well done. When w are dead and forgotten the sons .and d&ugnters of the brave will read, in the handwriting of their loved ones, tributes to a man whose memory they will reverence. Yet men will pull all the wires they can to secure empty honours honours which are after all only a false imitation of that which can only come as a result of honest effort for one's fellow man.
ABERYSTWYTH. CINEMA.—On Thursday the special feature will be "A Dream or Two Ago," featuring the young cinema actress, Miss Mary Miles Minter. On Monday, "The Bride's Silence" will be shown, featuring Gail Kane. ON FURLOUG.H.—Lieut. B. Taylor Lloyd and Lieut. T. D. Purton, who are convalescent, were home this week. Seaman Willie Davies, son of Mr Davies, plasterer, Vaenor-street, and Driver Tommy Chamberlain, Trefechan, are nome. Miss Nellie Coombe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Coombe, Corporation-street, who is in the W.A.A.C. is also home. FKL'I'J (;HUI<CH COHNCIL—Aberystwyth Free Church Council met on Friday, Mr Edwin Jones presidmp It was decided to form a union of all S day Schools in the district, with two sub-committees—one for the Welsh and one for the English schools—and that all Sunday schools should be invited to join the union. TORPEDOED.—Mr. J. McPherson, Clyde House, Queen's-road, has received information that his son (Mr. John James McPherson) was on the "Leasowe Castle" when it. was tor- pedoed. He was landed safely at Alexandria. The "Leasowe Castle" was a troopship and 101 lives were lost. including the captain and the two wireless operators. 13 military officers, 79 mn, and other ratings of the ship 6. Mr. McPherson was employed in budding the "Leasowe Castle" at Messrs. CameU Lairds' yards and had served for nine months as engineer. MILITARY MEDAL.—Corpl. E. W. Davies, R.G.A.. only son of the late Rev. Wm. Davies Weslevpn minister, and of Mrs. Davies, 7, Lis- burne-terrace, has been awarded the Military Medal for an act of gallantry on March 21st, the first day of the great German offensive. Prior to joining the army two years ago, Corpl. Davies was engaged as cashier at the Swansea branch of tha L. and P. Bank. He went to France in March 1916. and in the following June was slightly wounded in the chest, during the fighting round Ypres. A fortnight ago. Cprpl. Davies'? sister (Miss Charlotte Davies, V.A.D.), attended the investiture at Bucking- ham Palace to rec-;ve the Royal Red Cress decoration (2nd class) for her services in con- nection with nursing. WAR WEAPONS.—Mr. T. J. Samuel pre- sided at a meeting of the War Savings Com- .mittee on Monday. Mr P. B. Lovedavr was ap- pointed co-secretary with Mr D. P. H. Ashton. Jt was reported that July 8th to IJili had been fixed for War Weapons Week and it was re. solved to get an aeroplane or tank to visit the town for the occasion. The Chairman and Sec- retaries were appointed to interview Mr. Fear as to the prospect of' getting his shop near the Station as a special selling centre. It was re- solved to ask ministers of Churches to mention War Weapons Week on the preceding Sunday. War Weapons Week on the preceding Sunday. —Mr D. P. H. Ashton reported that a county conference of secretaries of local committees would be held on June 25th when the Chairman of the National War Savings Committee (Sir Robsr* Kindersley) or Mr. Theodore Chambers, j would be present and it was decided to arrange a public meeting which they would address. It; was dee ded to ask advertisers in local papei-, i to give their space for the advertising of War Weapons Week. An Executive Committee was appointed to carry out arrangements for War WTeapons Week. SALES.—As will be seen by an advertisement Mr. J. Gibson, auctioneer, will offer a large quantity of household furniture for sale on June 24th at the Rink. Mr. Gibson will also offer for sale shortly the workshop in Rheidol- place. PERSONAL.—Professor Fleure, lecturer in geography at the College, has been appointed to the newly-instituted chair of geography and anthropology. To him belongs the main share of the credit for the great relief map of the Principality in the Welsh Museum at Cardiff. TORPEDOED.—Mrs. L. A. Davies, Police Station, Harlech, has been notified that her brother's ship had been sunk. At the end of last week she received the gratifying news that her brother (Capt. W. James) had landed on a small island in the North Atlantic. Captain James is a native of Aberystwyth. This is Capt. James's third encounter with the sea pirates. OBITUARY.—The death occurred on Tues- day, at Gwalia Hotel, L'landrindod, of Mr. Griffith Daniel Edwards, manager of the Man- chester branch of the National Provincial Bank. He was the youngest son of Mrs. H. Edwards, Bridge-street, and brother of M*. J. H. and Mr. H. P. Edwards, Abervstwvth,' and was fifty-eight years of age. The funeral took place on Saturday at the Cemetery, the Rev. R. J. Rees officiating. The chief mourners were Mesrs. H. P. and J. H. Edwards, brothers; T. Humphreys Edwards, Rev. Morgan H. Ellis, Trealaw, Tonypandy; Rev. D. L. Rees, B.D., Aberayron; Charles Evans, butcher;, Mr. Evans Evans, solicitor: Mr. D. C. Roberts, Mr. G. Parry, representing the bank, and others. Deep sympathy is felt with the ) bereaved family. i EOAT RACE.—A -boat race between woiiK-n student crews representing Seniors and Freshers took place on Thursday evening. The Seniors won bv a length. GERMAN PRISONERS.—About thirty-five German prisoners are expected next week at Aberllolwyn where the guards have aiready arrived. MARRIAGE.—The marriage was solemnised on Friday, at Southwark Cathedral, of Lieut. H. P. Morgan, Canadian Infantry, youngest -son of the late Mr. B. Ellis Morgan, Marine- terrace, and Miss E. Margaret Matthews, daughter of the late Rev. W. Matthews, vicar of Aberystwyth, and Mrs. Matthews. Bourend, Bucks. The Rev. C. Matthews, chaplain to the forces, the bride's brother, and the Rev. C. Work, chaplain of Guy's Hospital, officiated. The bride, who was attired in white satin, carried a bouquet of roses and white carna- tions and was given away by Captain T. Ponsonby. Lieut. T. Holden was the best man. A guard of honour was formed of nurses from Guy's Hospital, where the bride was a* sister. 8 PUBLIC MEETING.-At the Town Hall, on Monday, at two p.m., the Mayor (Captain T. Doughton) has called a public meeting for thanksigiving and intercession. DEATH.—The death occurred on May 17th at Folkestone, of Miss Edith Ewart, who was senior mistress in the County School from 1899 to 1904. VISIT OF T.A. DELEGATES.—Next Friday, the delegates to the Typographical Association Conference, which will be held at the 'Parish Hall, will commence to arrive at Aberystwyth. A large number of applications for rooms have already been received and booked from all parts' of the Kingdom and Ireland. Many of the delegates are bringing their families with them. For the credit of the town, it is hoped that shopkeepers will make an effort to supply them with food and other necessaries. The delegates are men connected with the general printing trade and ail the best newspapers of the King- dom. On Wednesday evening a public meeting will be held at the Skating Rink and addresses will be given by Mr. G. H. Roberts, M.P. a member of the Cabinet, and others. CONCERT.—A special concert will be given by the Rheidol Choir on Sunday evening at the Pier Pavilion, commencing 8.15, when a strong programme will be submitted, amongst which selections from the Messiah," and solos by principal members of the choir will be given. PRISONER.—Mrs. Rd. Jones, Gwvnfrvn, 42, Cambrian-street, received news from her son, Pte. John Morris Jones, stating that he was a prisoner of war in Limburg, Germany. PRESENTATION.—Canon David Williams, vicar of Morriston, on the occasion of his leav- ing for Aberystwyth, was on Monday evening presented with a revolving bookcase and a cheque for JB123. while to Miss Williams were presented a gold wristlet watch and a cheque for S31 by the jjarishioners at Morriston. Sir John Llewelyn made the presentations. MENTIONED.—Lieut. F. G. Lesiter, R.F.A., has been mentioned in dispatches by Sir Douglas Haig. He is a son-in-law of Mrs. Keane, Llan- badarn, where his wife now resides, and joined the army shortly after war began. He has seen much service in France, and had his com- mission in June, 1916. BLINDED HEROES.—The St. Dunstan Hostel for the Blind have been holding a series of II meetings and concerts on the West Wales Coast and on Wednesday evening at the Wesleyan Chapel the Rev. David Griffiths, himself blind, who is the chaplain of the Hostel. lectured on "St Dunstan's at Work and at Play." Prof. C. R. Chappie presided, and Mdme. Barbier was at, the organ. In the course of an inter- esting address the lecturer described the enor- mous scope of the work and referred to the many different spheres in which blind men could be emploved. Shorthand in Braille had been in- vented and many men who previously were shorthand-typists were back in their original positions and the average wage was jE2 Is. per week in addition to the army pension. Poultry farming was one of the most successful of the industries taught and St. Dunstan had with the man learning by his side his wife or mother or relative who was to share his future life. Massage was also a very profitable occupation. Blind soldiers had to come to a hospital near St. Dunstan's where the staff of the Institute got into touch with them. The first thing done is to present the blind soldier with a watch by which they could tell the time by touch or if not bv touch then by a watch that chimed, for one of the first things the blind soldier missed was that ability to the time. In St. Dunstan's the blind wer- taught to do things for them- selves. Splendid literature of all sorts was pro- vided and books in Braille type sent absolutely free. The aim of the whole work was to restore to the men the iov of life, and to set them up in a position to be perfectly independent. Alreadv 438 had been started in I)us;n,-s,Th- Rev. Dr. Stephenson expressed the thanks of the audience to the Lecturer and Chairman.
CARDIGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. SUPPLIES SUB-COMMITTEE. The Supplies Sub-Committee met at Lampeter I on Wednesday week, present, Messrs. D. J. Williams (in the chair); P. Davies, Co-operative Society, Tregaron; Davies, Co-operative II Society, Newcastle Emlyn; Davies, Co- operative Society, Cardigan; D. Ll. Rees, Ltanilar; A. M. Hartley, Aberystwyth; and I the Secretary (Mr. D. J. Morgan). The Chairman thanked the approved agents of the county for the way in which they re- sponded to the appeal to procure ample sup- plies of seed corn. In spite of the great de- mand, the supply was forthcoming and ;n some cases it would have been better if the farirers had bought more fresh sr-.d. T1 e approved agents alone had disposed nboui. 40,000 sacks of see i corn. The question of appointing ap- pro ei agents for the coming season was fully discussed. Arrangements for procirng sup- plies of manures were discussed and it was hoped steps would be taken to meet the in- creased demand for next year. HORTICULTURAL SUB-COMMITTEE. The Horticultural Sub-Committee met on Monday, 3rd June, present, Mr. John Jones, Penwern, in the chair; Lady Lawrence Jen- kins, Kilbronau; Mr. R. Read, Aberystwyth; Mr. Hall, inspector under the Food Production Department: and Mr. D. J. Morgan, secretary. The Chairman explained that the object of the meeting was to establish an organisation by which the small produce of the county could I be marketed or more evenly distributed within the county. J Members discussed ways and means of form- ] ing an association. Local depots would be neces- sarv to collect any surplus produce of fruit, vegetable, etc. Lady Jenkins paid a high tri- bute to the efforts and enthusiasm of school- masters who had done a great deal to assist all such organisations. Ultimately it was decided that the Secretary should convene represertta- tives from the various co-operative societies to meet the Chief Director and Mr. Hall on Wed- nesday. June 12th. Tuesday week, Mr. Rd. Evans in the chair, j Lord 'freowen, director of national service, was present to discuss the scheme by which it, was intended to withdraw 425 men from agri- culture in the county. Different sources of labour to make up for this loss were specified— woman labour, schoolboy labour, German pri- soner labour, and soldiers in low categories. An effort would be made to place Welsh soldiers in Welsh districts—a much needed reform. Members stated plainly that in view of the increased tillage area the withdrawal of 425 skilled men would be a great loss and possibly a dangerous experiment. The Chairman ex- pressed a vote of thanks to Lord Treowen. At a further meeting on Thursday, June 31st, with Mr D. J. Williams in the chair, informa- tion was -given that three liorse-sprayingi machines were to be sent to the county. The Secretary was asked to make arrangemnets for procuring men, horses, and chemicals and to arrange convenient centres. Reports of officers were read and discussed. Complaints were made regarding the working of the horse scheme; but in future it was. intended to give greater power of supervision to district committees. Mr. John Jones, Penwern, was appointed chairman of the Horticultural Committee instead nf Mr D. J. Williams, who resigned. The Machinery Sub-Committee was held the snme day with Mr John Jones. Cwm-mynach, in the chair. Attention was drawn to the need for the proper storage of some of the im- plements. especially the binders, which should be placed under cover. The prices for summer fallowing would range from 20s. to 30s. per ;icre. Tn exceptional cases the charge may be raised to 35s. Comnplaint- was made that farmers had been signing ploughing contracts without realising the nature of the contract. Officers would be asked to explain fully the meaning of a contract before it was signed. It was decided to convene a Threshing Com- mittee and to invite threshing contractors to attend the meeting with a view to arranging a plan of campaign for the whole county.
PRETTY WEDDINC AT ABERYSTWYTH. MISS ELSIE PRICE MARRIED. A prtty wedding was solemnised at Holy Trinity Church between Miss Elsie M Price daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Price] Crystal Palace Hotel, and Mr. John James Potts, son of Mr. John Potts, Trinity-place. The Ven. Archdeacon Williams officiated, assisted by the Rev. D. Lynne Davies, curate. The bride looked charming in a hand-em- broidered dress of chiffon tafetta with Georgette sleeves and an embroidered veil of orange blossom, and carried a, shower bouquet of pink carnations. She wore a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride, who was attended by Misses Jessie and Lucy Pryce, sisters, and Miss Gwyneth Potts, sister of tlio( bridegroom, was £ iven away by her father, Mr. D. Sylvanus Edwards, churchwarden, being the best man. Mr A. C. Edwards, F.R.C.O., presided at the organ, the service being fully choral. The reception was given at the bride's home when the guests were Mr. John and Miss Potts, father and aunt of bridegroom; the Ven Arch- deacon and Miss Janet Williams, the Rev. D. Lynne Davies, Mr. D. Sylvanus Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. A. Potts, Commercial Hotel, uncle and aunt; Miss K. Parry O'Callaghan, Man- chester; Miss Annie Thomas, Builth Wells, cousins; and Mrs. Hyde, Romeley. The happy couple left later for the Peak District. The following presents were received :—Bride- grpom to bride, gold wristlet watch; bride to bridegroom, gold hunter; Ven. Archdeacon Williams, Holy Bible; Mr. Edward Price (father of bride), cheque and piano; Mrs Edward Price, household linen and cutlery; Mr and Mrs. Price, Market Drayton, brother, cheque; Miss Jessie Price, Post Office, Abbey Cwmhir, sister, cheque; Miss Lucy Price, sister, cheque Mr. J. Potts, father of the bridegroom, oak»bedroom suite; Miss Potts, aunt, Wedgwood dinner set; Sapper Arthur Potts, France, brother, antique brass clock and vases; A.M. Albert Potts, France, case of afternoon tea knives, forks, spoons, and sugar tongs; Mr. Harold Potts, Manchester, nickel breakfast cruet; Miss Gwyneth Potts, sister, nickel egg cruet and spoons; Mr. W. Price, postmaster, Abbey Cwmhir, uncle, cheque; Mrs. W. Price', Abbey Cwmhir, aunt; blanket; Mrs. Price] Builth Wells, aunt, lhien table cloth aud half- dozen table napkins; -,r. and Mrs. Worthing- ton and family, Builth Wells, silver sweet dish; Miss Annie Thomas, Builth Wells, cousin, cut- glass honey jar and spoon. on nicket stand; Mr and Mrs. Meredith Thomas and family, Knigh- ton, uncle and aunt and cousins, bedspread and embroidered linen tray c'oth; Mr. Barry O'Callaghan and family, ShellieH, ullCle and cousins, silver tea set; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Evans, Troedyrhiw, cousin, cheque; Mr. and 'Mrs. David Price, Abbey -Cwmhir, cheque; Mrs Williams, Barry, aut,.L, cheque, Mrs. Hyde, Romelev, aunt, hand crochet aftacnoon tea cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Potts, Commercial, aunt and uncle, salad bowl; Holy Trinity Church Sunday School and G.F.S., Royal Devon fruit dish, cream jug, and sugare basin on nickel stand; the directors of Leadbeater and Peters' Limited, nickle and ebony hall set and gong; Miss Janet Williams, Victoria-terrace, hand crotchet and embroidered nightdress case; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Edwards, silver hot water jug and cheque; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Collins, Edgbaston, silver cake basket; Miss Collins, camisole; Miss E. M. Davies, Birmingham, silver sugar basin; Nurse Eila- J'moe Here- ford, nickel muffin dish; Miss Rees, Alexandra- road, sugar basin and sifter on nickel stand; Miss Polly Rees, Alexandra-road, I)air of silver vases; Mrs. Sheraton, G.F.S., silver-mounted vases; Gunner and Mrs. H. W. Stephenson, Trinity-road, royal Devon cream jug, sugar basin, and sifter on nickel stand; Mrs. Lewis, Hazelwood, cake saw; Lance-corporal G. R. Bevan, Salonika, cheque; Mrs. Evans, Llanon, fruit dish and cream jug on nickel stand; M'ss Parsons, Terrace-road, desert dish on nickel stand; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bullock, Q;:e n's- road, silver jam dish and spoon; Mrs. Allen and Miss Morgan, case of afternoon toa knives; and Miss Morgan, caste of afternoon tea knives; Miss James, Queen's-road, silver-mounn_d vases; Miss Evans, Queen's-road cheque; Miss Bromley, Marine-terrace, hand crotchet d'oyleys; Mrs. Gazey, Stanley-terrace, pair of silver serviette r'gs; Miss Isaac Elm Tree-avenue, nickel butte, lisli and knife; Mrs. Clements, salad bowl; M; and Mrs. Jones and Miss Dunbar, Queen's- road, fish carvers in case; Mr. Rowe and family, North-parade, ebony coal vase with brass tongs; Miss Roberts, pair of fruit dishes; Mr. Harry Thomas, Portland-road, nickel egg cruet and flower vase; Mrs. Morgan, Trinitv-place, nickel travelling flask; Mrs. Attwood, Cliff- terrace, antique placque; Miss Mills, SmithJield- road, hall set; Mrs. Evans, Brynymor-road, brass trivet and oak waiter; Miss D. Evans, Brynymor-road, pair of Wedgwood soup plates; Masters R. and C. Evans, china egg stand: Miss Dorothy Jones, Stanley-road, biscuit barrel and hand-embroidered table centre; Mrs Putt. Portland-road, bread plate and towels; Mrs. Mackenzie, embroidered piano cover; Mrs. Rowlands, Marine-terrace, embroidered pillow cases; Mrs. Siviter, Northgat.e-street, flower vase; Mrs. T. A. Nelson, Llandrindod Wells, ducliesse set; Mrs. Taylor, Market Drayton, nickel bread fork; Mr. David Howell, draper, cardinal silk eiderdown; Messrs. M. H. Davis, ironmongers, dinner cruet; Mrs.. Jones, Port- land-road, Shelley china sugar basin and crean jug: Master Frankie Morgan, Portland-road, fruit dish; Messrs. Dicks, pair of slippers; M J. Lewis Evans, cabinet maker, nickel jam barrow: Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, Greenfield-street, Wedjjwood marmalade jar: Misses Phillips, Stanley-road, pair Shelley vases; Miss Watki. Rock House, pjam dish on nickel plated stand with spoon: Miss Louise Goldsworthy, Chats- worth., zik-ket 'plated butfter disili; Mrs. J. Griffiths and Mrs. Sunimet-4, Port land- i-oacl, eiderdown Mrs. Wones, Great Darkgate-sti-eet. afternoon tea cloth; Miss Katie Griffiths, Aelydnn, table cloth; Miss Jessie McPherson. Queen's-road. piano cover: Mrs. Delia Porta Shrewsbury, tea set; Miss Jennie Evans, Lh 1 twit House, fruit bowl. The bride's bouquet was placed in the Public Library on the roll of honour, on which is in- scribed the name of Corporal Archie Potts, brother of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids wore gold pendants, the gift of the bride- groom.
TALYBONT. On Tuesday, May 21st, the death took place of Miss Eilonwv James, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James James, Birkenhead-street, at the age of nineteen years. Owing to "ill-healtli she left London last Easter. The tuneral took place on Saturday, the 25th, at the Cemetery. A large ;concourse assembled and the large number of floral tributes testified to her popu- larity. The Rev. J. Davies, Bow Street, offici- ated at the house and graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. James James (father a d mother): Mrs. Peter Ellis (sister); Misses Lizzie M. and Gladys James (;<istrs); Private Caswallon James (who arrived from Ireland); and Mr. Caradog James (brothers); Miss Bessie Ellis (niece), Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Llanilar (uncle and aunt): Mrs Margaret James, Penlon, and Miss James, grandmother and aunt, and many others. Many wreaths were received. •
=-. War Weapons Week. War Weapons Week will be held in Aberystwyth commencing 8th JULY. Our quota for Aberystwyth will be £ 2 10s. per head. Unless you wish to buy your Certificates through your own Associa- tion we shall be very pleased to supply as Registered Agents. (ffiff d TERRACE ROAD. costpUeM,sers Milliners. < -g War Weapons Week JULY 8th to 13th. A GUN, AN AEROPLANE, or any other War Weapon — can be named — "ABERYSTWYTH" and bought with the money you lend the State, if you help to make OUR QUOTA. The Call is to you. The amount is £ 2 10 0 per head. The more you have the — more you can invest. This space is given by Mr. D. WILLIAMS, Cambria Shoe Stores, Aberystwytb. Cardiganshire Liberals. 1 J.M.R." ON THE ANNUAL MEETING. Next week some criticism of the Liberal Association and its doings, from the pen of Alderman J. M. Howell, will appear. It is one of the best" Points of View" which".J .LH." has written. LLANILAR. At the monthly stock sale conducted by Mr. E. R. Davies and Messrs. D. I. Rees and Evans on Saturday, there was a good supply of cattle. The highest prices were: Dairy cows £ 36; store bullocks, £ 20; and ewes and lambs, S4 per couple. The next sale will be held on July 6th. TOWN HALL, Aberystwyth A Public Meeting will be held in the above Hall, MONDAY, JUNE 10th, 1918, For Thanksgiving and Intercession. COMMENCING PROMPTLY AT 2 P.M. Townspeople and Country people are cordially 1 invited to join in Prayer for an hour on the Market Day in a Citizen's Meeting, under the presidency of His Worship the Mayor of the Town. a5014 Royal Pier Pavilion, ABERYSTWYTH. NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 9th. CONCERT ——— BY THE ——— ¡ RHEIDOL UNITED CHOIR SELECTIONS FROM "The Messiah." SPECIAL SOLOS BY THE PRINCIPAL -—————— MEMBERS. -——————— Prices: 2s. 4d., Is. 3d., and 8d., including Tax. Commence 8.15. a5012 GILLART llND SONS, AUCTIONEERS, HOUSE AND ESTATE AGENTS, VALUERS AND SURVEYORS, MACHYNLLETH. AUOTION SALES of Freehold and Leasehold Properties, Ground Rents, Furniture, Farming Stock, and Timber, etc. undertaken on moderate terms. VALUATIONS made for Estate Duty, Trans- fer, Mortgage and other purposes. SURVEYS made and Plans prepared. ESTATES managed and Rents Collected. Property owners advised in regard to the Pro- visional Valuations of their properties under the Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910. Register of houses and lands to let for Sale by Private Treaty. t980 < < REGISTER NOW FOR TEA. SUPPLIES GUARANTEED. James' Stores, 32/34, Terrace Road, ABERYSTWYTH. p500fc Forthcoming Events. Red Cross Sale, Machynlleth, June 26th. Your Income Tax. This week my remarks are applied to the question of the Excess Profits Duty, which is one of vital importance to those it con- cerns. The average trader or manufacturer is apt to feel the inequality of this im- position, inasmuch as his neighbour may be making profits greater than himself and be immune from the tax, while he himself is paying a large sum. Broadly speaking, the principles under which the tax is applied consist of a charge on the profit made additional to the pre-war standard, less the statutory allowance of £ 200, plua certain capital allowances, etc. The most important point, however, lies in the estab- lishment of a correct pre-war standard, and this involves not only the compilation of accounts, but the decision as to what items are properly chargeable to revenue. If you are charged to Excess Profits Duty, it will be to your benefit to communicate -with the address below. More upon this subject next week.—"Tax Expert," "Cam- brian News," Aberystwyth. Printed by the Proprietors, The" Cambrfaa News," Aberystwyth, Ltd., and Published by them in Terrace-road, Aberystwyth. in the county of Cardigan; at LI. Edwards,Stationer. Music Warehouse, Barmouth, in the County ot Merioneth, and at David Lloyd's, Portmadoe. in the County of Carmirvonshire, June 7th, 1918. uae imi,.
Aberystwyth Milk Prices. SELLERS FINED. Aberystwyth Sessions, Wednesday, before Captain Doughton, mayor; Peter Jones, John Watkins, Dr. Harries, J. Garner, and T. Owen, Esqrs. Ernest C. Cuff, High-street, Cross Keys, Mon- mouth, who by an oversight neglected to renew his motor licence and took out a licence the day following P.S. Davies's finding him with an expired licence, was fined 20s. T. C. Jenkins, food control officer, summoned Daniel Jenkins, Brvncarnedd, and Danu- Davies, Aberllolwyn, for having on the 28th sold milk above the fixed maximum price; Joseph Parry, Troedrhiwlwba, and Richard Jones, Pale, Rhydyfelin, on the 29th, and Gavin Scott, Aberbrwynen, on the 24th May. Mr. A. J. Hughes appeared for Aberystwyth. Food Control Committee, and Mr. Emrys Williams for the defendants. There was a large attendance of the general public. Mr. Emrys Williams said no doubt their worships had read in that day's papers a state- ment by the Principal Secretary to the Board of Agriculture that he had excellent reasons for believing that a substantial increase in the summer price of milk would be granted and an announcement to that effect would be made almost immediately. Moreover, the summonses having been served on Saturday left little time to prepare the defence. Communications had been proceeding between the Milk Sellers Asso- ciation and the Food Commissioner at Cardili and the Association expected to have received a definite reply that day. He asked for adjournment until the 19th. Mr. Hughes said lie could not consent. I the prosecution was correct defendants had been charging 5d. instead of 4d. since the price was fixed at 4d. There were about forty milk vendors selling some hundreds of gallons every day at an excessive price in organised defiance of the Order and the public had suffered. Everybody who fbought and everybody who sold at 5d. was liable to prosecution. His case was to put in the Order and prove that it was legally made. If so, it had the same effect a an Act of Parliament until it was abrogated. Mr. Emrys Williams submitted that there was a legal defence. As to hardship, he could prove that the people of Aberystwyth had not suffered hardship. The Mayor asking that the case should pro- ceed, Mr. Hughes said the general order for the whole country was 2s. 8d. per gallon for April; for May, June, and July, 2s.; and thereafter until the end of September, 2s. 4d. Circum- stances, however, differed, and the local Food Committee could vary the maximum price for milk. Having local knowledge the Food Com- mittee, after interviews with the vendors oi the 27th April, fixed the Aberystwyth price for April 27th to May 11th at 5d. per quarf., and from May 12th to September 30th 4d. per quart. In two days Mr. John Evans, the executive officer, wrote to the Food Controller and the Divisional Controller at Cardiff and received a letter from Mr. Rees, Cardiff, dated April 30th, asking him to be informed whethei the milk retailers were prepared to accept those figures and that the supply was assured. On the 6th May the prices were formally sanc- tioned by the Food Controller. It was, added Mr. Hughes, an unpleasant thing to take pro- ceedings against men of the highest, respect- ability, but it was essential that the orders of the Committee, who were guardians of the public, should have the fullest support of the Bench. It was no good for the Committee t. spend night after night up to a late hour in arriving at prices if an organised opposition could succeed in nullifying all their labours. In the event of conviction, it was not a matter for a nominal penalty. Pounds and pounds had been received in excessive charges since the order, and there was the fact that there was an important association at the back of the opposition. Mr. John Evans proved the making of the order and its publication, and in reply to Mr. Emrys Williams, said there was a long con- sultation with the vendors in November, but no attempt before the meeting of the 27th May to get into consultation with regard to the price of milk. Mr. Hughes submitted that Mr. Williams had no right to go behind the Order. Mr. Emrys Williams contended that it went to the root of validity whether the vendors were consulted. Mr. Peter Jones thought there could be no objection to the question; but it seemed to him that the Bench had no power to review the work of the Committee. Mr. John Evans, in reply, admitted that, there had been no consultation with the vendors since November. The publication of the Order in the papers was the first official intimation the vendors had of the Order. There was no necessity for consultation. The words "When fixing prices food control committees should discuss the matter with the representatives of the trade" was a memorandum for the guid- ance of the Committee. Asked if the Aberyst- wyth price was not 2d. below the maximum for the country, Mr. Evans said that 2s. per gallon was the maximum, and Is. 6d. by the Aber- ystwyth order; Mr. Hughes adding that 2s. applied to large industrial centres. Mr. Wil- liams referring to places similar to Aberyst- wyth, Mr. Peter Jones said that was outside the province of the Bench. The question was —Had the Committee power to make an order, and had it been legally done. The order hav- ing been made, the Bench must administer it. Mr. Williams, however, had power to apply to set the Order aside. The Clerk (Mr. Hughes) having advised to that effect, Mr. Williams, in view of the attitude of the Bench, asked for an opportunity to consult his clients, after which he said he had advised not to offer any evidence and to leave the cases to their worships' decision. The claim of the Committee that it was the sole guardian of the public was wide of the mark.. He had the evidence of men who were equally intelligent and had equally the interests of their com- munities at heart that the treatment of re- tailers at other places was quite'different fron their treatment at Aberystwyth, At Aberyst- wyth the retailers had been ignored, but at other places they had been consulted and prices had been agreed on by arrange nent. I Mr. Hughes, in fairness to the Committee, protested against the remark as being abso- lutely incorrect. Mr Emrys Williams pie, led "not guilty" in each case. T. C. Jenkins gave evidence of the purchase of milk at 5d. after the issue of the order, Mr Rufus Williams giving evidence in Mr. Scott's case, remarking that they were old friends and had agreed upon that course. The Mayor, after the Bench had deliberated, said the Bench decided to let defendants off very leniently this time by fining them JE5 each With one guinea advocate's fee. The extreme penalty was £100 or six months imprisonment, and the Bench would have to make use of that power if future cases came before them. Mr. Emrys Williams gave notice of appeal in each case.
LLWYNFYNNOH Second-lieutenant Martin Osbonie Jones, of the Welsh Regiment, attached to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, has been wounded and gassed severely and is now in hospital in Boluogne. He was temporarily blinded, but his vision is now returning. Private Willie Jones (Penderlwyn Wen), Welsh Regiment, is also in hospital. His parents have been in- formed that he is down with fever. The annual Baptist preaching meetings were held on the 29th and 30th of May. The officiat- ing ministers were the Revs. Morgan Jones, Whitland; G. Owen, Ferndale: and Rogers. Caio. The meetings were well attended and powerful sermons were delivered. Strangers were hospitably entertained by the resident members of the church.
LAMPETLER. There was a good attendance at the Mart on Tuesday, but the supply was small. There were 107 fat sheep and a quantity of store sheep and cattle. Storers realised from £ 10 to £ 20. I Bugler George Williams, Temple-terrace, is re- ported to be a prisoner of war in Germany. It is understood that a medical board will be established in Lampeter. The Congregational Sunday schools of Lam- peter and district held their annual festival at Soar on Wednesday when they were cate- chised by the Revs. W. Thomas, Llanboidy, and Ben Davies, Llandyssul, who also preached in the evening. The death took place on Tuesday, at Tal- fedw of Mrs. Mary Lewis, widow. She leaves Messrs William Lewis, M.A., headmaster, Llan- dyssul County School; D. Lewis, C.M., Llany- byther; J. Lewis, Llanio Isaf; B. T. Lewis, Talfedw, and Sapper E. LI. Lewis, R.E., who was an architect.
Aberystwyth Milk. MILKMEN DEFY COMMITTEE. REFUSAL TO SUPPLY. On Thursday morning the milk vendors of the district did not make their usual rounds r and, apart from a few isolated cases, milk was unobtainable. This action is on a par with that taken some months ago by butchers in England, and they were promptly dealt with by the Ministry of Food. In several cases there was considerable hardship, as the action of the milkmen had not been anticipated, par- ticularly by the working people who did not even know what decision had been arrived at on the morning preceding. The case of the visitors was no less important, and although the hotels and boarding houses made every attempt to overcome the difficulty, the short- sighted action of the vendors was sufficient to bring about the reduction in the number of visitors for the remainder of the summer. One leading hotel secured milk by sending far out into the country, whilst another well-known public man secured a supply by sending out his motor car. A few householders were in- formed by their vendors the night before, but this was of little avail, for there was no milk to be obtained in the town, apart from the condensed variety. During the morning there was a run on the grocers' shops; but it is an undoubted, and a regrettable fact, that eighty per cent. of the little children of the town went to school without having had any milk whatsoever. The scene in the street would have been amusing had the matter not been so serious. There was a procession of jug carriers who returned in every case as they set out, and conveyed the bad news to their neighbours. Seen by a representative of the "epainbrian News," Mr. John Evans, food executive officer, said he could make no statement, but that the matter was having very careful attention, and t Food Control Committee would meet on Thursday evening do deal with the matter. Mr. Evans said he understood that two milkmen, at least, were supplying as usual, presumably at the Committee's figure. Asked whether the Committee would arrive at a decision in time for the public to secure a supply of milk on Friday morning, Mr. Evans said it could hardly be in time for the morning supply, although it might for the afternoon. In reply to a ques- tion as to whether the Committee could com- mandeer the milk, Mr. Evans referred our representative to Order 1186 of 1917. As this order is not in our hands, we regret we cannot enlighten our readers on this point, but there is an opinion in the town that the Committee can commandeer and that if they do so it will be at a price much less satisfactory to the vendors. The next move lies in the hands of the Food Control Committee. A prominent hotel keeper said that in his opinion the vendors had not been fairly treated. The difference in price was a considerable factor to big consumers, but in arriving at the decision the Committee should have consulted the milkmen, for prices at other places were round about 5d. Mr. Emrys Williams, for the milkmen, said he had no statement for publication.
MACHYNLLETH. Gifts received at Auxiliary Red Cross Ho* pital, Machynlleth, from May 27th to June 1st: —Lord Herbert Vane Tempest, bowling com- petition prizes; Mrs. Owen, Dafarn, 5s.; Mrs. Alfred Jones, Dafarn, 21bs. butter and six eggs; Mr. Jones, Dafarn, one quart milk; Miss Maglona Rees, herbs; Miss Jane Evans, Pen- nant, Llanbrynmair, groceries and cigarettes; Miss Katie Breese, six books; Oommandant, sack of potatoes, twelve eggs, rhubarb; Mrs. Ingram. Cilfach, Carno, sack of potatoes; Mr. John Davies, Cwmllywi Issa, sack of potatoes; Miss Eileen Davies, flowers; Mrs. Pugh, Esgair Farm, buttermilk; Miss Banner, one book and mending; Mr. Gott, two hampers vegetables, sack of potatoes, and fruit; Mr. Lewis Morgan, Penrhomawr, sack of potatoes; Mr. Tom Humphreys, Penegoes, ringing pigs' noses; Miss Quayle, 10s.; Women's Institute, Llan- wrin, 27 eggs; Miss Howell, Vane Hall, care- taker's fee returned; Mrs. Hughes, Dafarn, 12 eggs; sale of waste paper, 10s.; Mr. Jones, Ynyshir Farm, 2 cwt. potatoes; Mrs. Upcher, cucumbers; Women's Institute, Carno, 32 eggs; Mrs. Proctor, cabbages; Carno school children, ( 18 eggs; Mr. Pugh, Llawr, Penegoes, 2-lbs. butter; and Mr. Scott, Peniaith Ucha, potatoes. Private David Vaughan, Gloucester Regi- ment, son of Mr. Peter Vaughan, was home on leave last week and has left for France. Mr R. T. Edwards, Plas Forge, has received a postcard from his nephew (Pte. Ed. Davies), stating that he is a prisoner. Signaller J. Idris Hughes, son of the Rev. D. H. Hughes (B.), has been home.—Pte. H. D. Hughes, Maengwyn-street (iate of the Post Office) was also home, and Pte. Hughie Hum- phreys and Pte. David Vaughan.—Lieut. D. W. Evans, who recently won the Military Medal, formerly at the N.P. Bank, paid t'he town a visit.—Second-Lieut. Harold Morgan, only son of. Mr. T. R. Morgan, J.P., and of Mrs Mor- gan, is home, having completed his training at a cadet school. Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Gellifydir, Glasbwll, were informed on Wednesday of the death in France of their son (Lance-Corpl. D. J. Grif- fiths), who was lying in hospital suffering from wounds. Prior to joining he was employed on a farm at Aberhosan. Much sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs Griffiths and the brothers and sisters. The death of Mrs. Roece, wife of Mr. Evan Reece, Mount Pleasant, took place on Sunday evening after a long illness. Mrs. Reece had resided at Machynlleth for many years. She was a member of the English Presbyterian Chapel and her death will leave a gap not easily filled. Deceased leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters—Mrs. Davies, wife of the Rev. Eric Davies, Pontypridd, and Misc Jennie Reece (who devotedly nursed her mother for many years): Lance-Corpl. J. E. Reece, Pte. E. Milton Reece (both having served in France), Sergt. J. T. Reece, R.A.M.C. (Salonica), and Mr. Jarret Reece, Llanfyllin. The funeral took place on Wednesday at the Nonconformist Cemetery. Anniversary services were held on Sunday at the Presbyterian Chapel. The Rev. F. J. Davies presided in the morning and evening, and Mr. G. M. Arthur in the afternoon. The children, who had been trained by Miss Frances Lewis, did their work well, In the evening a sacred cantata was performed when the children were helped by a few young women from other denominations. The accompanists were Miss Bertha Caffrey (afternoon), and Miss Clara Humphreys (evening). Miss Lewis took much pains in training the children. At Montgomery Appeal Tribunal last week, the following cases of Machynlleth and district v ere heard :—Evan Humphreys, appeared for his brother, Wm. Humphreys, 37, single, Grade 1, carpenters' foreman, applicant was refused exemption with leave to go to the Central Tri- bunal. The following were refused exemption —J. T. Jones, Foelfriog, Corris; David Inigo Davies, Groeshoei, Mallwyd; W. E Gwalchmai, Tymawr, Melinbyrhn; D. A. A. Breese, Ffriddfawr, Cemmaes Road; Evan John Price, Dolfonddu, Cemmaes; Hugh Pugh, Cwmbychan- fawr, Darowen; Lewis Pugh, Poesnant, Cem- maes Road; Robert Jones, Esgairgadwyth, Dar- owen; Wm. Richards, Cefncochucha, Darowen; T. Albert Williams, Darowen; Lewis R. Richards, Tyucfra, Llanwrin; Rd. J. Hughes, Glynceiriog, Llanwrin; Chas. T. Evans, Hydd- gen, Uwchygarreg; Emrys Tibbott, Rhosygar- reg, Aberhosan; D. Evan Martin, Burhedyn Aberhosan; E. R. Evans, Gwernyffridd, Pen- nant, Llanbrynmair; H. O. Griffiths, Tygwyn Aberhosan; Rd. Ed. Morgan, Pantstyllan, Penegoes; H. L Jones, Caehilon, Aberhosan; L. John Jones, Brynclvgo, Penegoes; Ed. Lewis, Henllanucha, Uwchyga.rreg; Rd. Hy. Micah, Pentrerhedyn-street," Machynlleth; Win. Owen, Mathafarn, Machynlleth; John R. Davies, Pen- yborfa, Llanwnog. The following were granted exemption: Walter Breese, Talvrnau, Cemmaes, tenant unable to do heavy work, leave to appeal granted N.S.R.; Hugh E. Breese, Rhyd- vgwial, Cemmaes, tenant unable to do heavy work, leave to appeal granted N.S.R.; William Edwards, Rhydarderyn, Cemmaes, tenant un- able to do heavy work; David Martin George, Brynuchel, Cemmaes; Owen Edward Owen! Gwastadgoed; John Thomas, Nantygaseg, Cem- maes Road, virtual manager of the farm, leave for N.S.R. to appeal; Rd. David Jones, Bryn- brain. Darowen; Rd Llewelyn Jones, Glanmerin, Machynlleth; Wm. Williams, Penrhiwlas, Melin- byrhedyn, manager for widowed mother; Morris D. Evans, Tynewydd, Talerddig, brother killed a fortnight ago, leave for N.S.R. to appeal; H. Maldwyn Jones, Nanthir, Llanbrynmair, Grade 2
PONTERWYD. The death occurred on Sunday of Mr. Evan Morgan, Werndeg Farm. Sympathy is felt with his. widow and children. Prior to taking up farming Mr. Morgan had spent many years abroad. mm,
Machynlleth Tribunal. URBAN. Machynlleth Urban Tribunal sat on Wednes- day, present, Messrs. Rd. Rees, presiding; T. R. Mon, Rd. Gillart, John Lumley, Dr. A. O. Davies, Dr. R. Williams, D. Phillip Jones, act- ing clerk, and Mr. A. G. Harris, N.S.R. The adjourned case of H. Meredith Roberts, solicitor, was heard. Applicant said he had been medically examined and placed in Grade 3.—It was explained that if given exemption he would have to join the Volunteers and appli- cant said he could not attend the drills as he was working at nights. Being in Grade 3 he. was not eligible for the Volunteers.—After con- siderable discussion, with the consent of the N.S.R., conditional exemption was granted. Dd. Williams, Ship Vaults, timber haulier, in reply to the N.S.R., said his errTployer had com- municated with the Controller of Timber Sup- plies and had received a protection card. There was, therefore, no need for Tribunal exemption. —The same thing applied in the case of Rbt. Lewis James, Maetglas, 43, Grade 2, married, stoker at the Gas Works, who held a M.A.R.O. certificate. J. O. Williams, builder, applied for exemption for his son-in-law (J. Trevor Jones), 43, Grade 2, described as builder and undertaker's manager. Mr W. P. Rowlands appeared for Mr. Wil- liams and stated that he (Mr. Williams) was 70 years of age and could not carry on the busi- ness without Jones.-Temporary exemption for six months. The N.S.R. sa:d he would appeal.