The Only Paper. Our London manager writes:— *4 "The Cambrian News is the only Walsh paper on the list." t I am not boasting of the fact, but I want my friends to know tiiat there i-Treal truth behind my statements week by week in this leorneir. The question why the Cambrian jjows is the only Welsh weekly chosen for an important advertis- ing scheme is answered by "Truth's" tribute. That greet journal states that the Cambrian News is "The best Welsh weekly. R. BEAD, Editor-Manager.
TRE'RDDOL. THE ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD In connection with the Wesleyan Chapel, will take place On DECEMBER 26th, 1.19. Handsome Prizes, including GRA.ND SILVER CHALLENGE CUPS. Secretary-Mr. J. T. EDWARDS, Temperance House, Taliesin, ..389 v Cardiganshire. I
Tide Table (Aberystwyth) for Sept. 1919 Tin.. f|- D« £ Tinoi„m U S 1—11 "8 i3 17—U 34a.m. J* 2—12 Onoon IS 1 18— 1 06 12 7 Z-12 51&.M. 11 5 19- 3 16 12 8 4- 2 4 10 5 JO- 4 44 13 6 S 30 10 10 11 a 42 lo 2 <. i 17 12 1 21— 6 28 16 8 7- 5 42 13 10 23- 7 7 17 7 8-6 26 15 8 24—n7 44 ,18 2 «_ 7 6 17 3 25— 8 19 '18 8 10—t7 44 18 7 26— 8 52 18 1 11-8 21 e19 10 27-9 2!? 17 2 U 9 2 19 8 28— 9 53 16 1 14 ■ 9 41 18 11 29-10 26 15 1 13-10 23 18 0 30 -11 3 13 9 15-11 8 16 6 18—12 1p.m. 14 9 r-Fall Moon x-New Moon Time of first Iiigh tide (a.m. daily unless otherwise stated) :Deptb of tide on Old Dock Sill, Liverpool. Highest risen of Spring tides j(.B—The above times refer to local times and one hour n.ust be added during opera- tion of Summer time Wallace IL Whitehouse, M.Sc.
lbs Cambuau pews Friday, Sept. 12, 1919. POLICE PAY. A serious problem for the local -districts is being created by the decision of the Government to make a flat rate of pay for every police force throughout the land, and it is the duty of the local authorities concerned to oppose the proposal and- to show those responsible that local government is government in deed and not in name only. The position in rural areas is as different from that in industrial districts as it is U! possible to imagine. Conditions of labor are altogether harder in towns. Policemen in cities have to parade at least ten minutes before they march out to take up their duty. It is no exaggeration to say that the majority have to 'leave home at the latest half-an- hour earlier and make the journey to the police station by foot or conveyance. Their duty in the ..easiest of cases makes them responsible for property, one :street of which is equal in value to whole villages or towns which 1 rural men supervise. On day shifts the control of traffic is a most arduous duty, calling for skill and tact and allowing not a second s relaxation. If they are in ports they go with their lives in their hands, for the foreigners of all parts of the world seek to clinch every argument with an open razor or a belt knife, and they prefer to use it behind the bacic of their victim What a eontrast is the life of the village constable, who lives at his work, whose periods of duty are fitted to a large extent by circumstances, -and whose risk in the performance -af his duty is little more than that incurred by the local vicar. In living conditions the comparison is similar. The town man has to expend time and money in getting to his work the rural man is on the spot and enjoys a rent one third of that paid by his confrere in the town. Eggs, butter, milk, ,are easy to get in the country, and on these items alone shillings :6 week may be saved. A garden sufficient to grow all the vege- tables required is obtainable in the country for 10s. a year—in the town it cannot be got for money. This is a fair comparison of the conditions of life and work It is mo reflection on the police forces, the members of which have been unfairly treated for the past 25 years Their fight for one-day s- rest-in-seven is not forgotten, nor their demand for recognition of their Union; but the men them- selves realize the unfairness of the new scale, for if the country police are paid the new rates then the town forces are grossly under- paid. Ihis fantastic proposal comes not from the men themselves. They would be fools and blind if thev did not press for the amount which the Government proposes to throw at them. No blame attaches to the men or their superiors, but great discredit will fall upon the County Council that ;&Cepts the scale without a fight. JiCerioneth has accepted under Srotest." That is a mistake terioneth Police Committee should do what will probably be done in Cardiganshire and definitely refuse to pay the new rates. The next move then rests with those who have failed so signally to do the work they should,—that is to divide the Miintrv into areas and pay accord- ing to existing conditions. The country is rushing to bankruptcy at a rapid rate. Labor demands a higher standard of living and higher wages without increased production and fails to realise that the money is going out faster than it is coming in. Now it is seriously suggested that the most unproductive labor of the nation is to be paid a rate in advance of real producers The defence will be. of course, that the State pays half. But who or what is u the State ? Is the State to be 1 the subsiders of the cheap loaf. 1 the giver of lavish gifts to the drink traffic, the payer of uneconomic wages, for all time, and are the people never to feel v the pinch? Economy is needed. Here is an opportunity to show that economy can be effected without loss of efficiency., Will Merioneth and Cardiganshire seize the opportunity?
EDITORIAL NOTES. Rocent weather badl, ejected the harvest in West Wales. Crops which stood well on several farms fell last week, spoiling the quality and quantity of grain and making the work of binding and reaping particularly difficult. It is hoped as compensation that the rain will prove a gain to the root crops and pasture lands, so that the prospects for winter store will be better than the long drought had promised it would be. This week there has been a, gratifying improvement in the weather < < < One of the pupils who obtained a freo place in Bala Intermediate School was an in- mate of a children's home at Corwen, and the Board of Guardians has decided to offer every facility to enable him to pursue his scholastic career. If good wishes can help him along, he will surely reach the top of the educational ladder, and if any incentive were necessary for him to ,lvanoo on the road to fame, there are a few notable examples in modern historv which will serve the purpose < w There were signs of activity at a recent meeting of New Quay Urban Council, and apparently there was good reason for them. The cause of the activity was the decision of the authorities to close the Post Office on Thursday afternoons for telegraph messages. As the population of New Quay consists largely I of sea-faring folk-a fact tnat ought to be known to the postal authorities—it is naturally a serious inconvenience to be deprived of the means of telegraphic communication with port3 like Liverpool and Cardiff. We trust the Council and postal authorities will arrive at a more reasonable arrangement. A very interesting fight is in progress in the cinema world. There is a proposal on the part of a great organization in America to build 2,nd equip cinema theatres on the newest possible lines in this country, and, on the part of the English film firms there is a very strong opposition which is being voiced through the trade paper, "The Cinema." The spokesman of the British films (Mr Adams) states that the British trade objects to American-controlled British cinemas and American Pseudo-British fi.tns unless they are clearly labelled. He ia anxious to secure both British and American films with British control of British theatres and reasonable reciprocity from America.. It has been decided to form "The Welsh National Farmers' Union," as reported in another column. It is understood that an effort is being made to federate with other unions in the United Kingdom. Until its re- lationship with the English National Farmers' Union is made cleat, it is doubtful how far the new organisation will succeed. Farmers who are already members will require to be co-nvincved that they are likely to secure equal powers and benefits by transferring their allegiance from one to the othr. To unite the various groups of unions which existed in Wales does not meet the difficulty as far as the Welsh branches of the National Farmers' Union are concerned, and the difficulty will not be removed until their position is made clearer than at present. • • We published last week an interesting and important statement on the changes contem- plated in consequence of the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales. What is of particular interest to this district is the proposed restoration of the diocese of Llanbadarn Fawt in connection with which we are sure that Aberystwyth Corporation will give all the assistance possible in order to secure the dignity of a city. It is, of course, premature yet to indicate all the proposal's for re-arrangement which must inevitably have a profound effect on religious organisations in the Principality. It is sincerely t1 that in the process of reconstruction tlie dead pat will be wholly buried and that out of its ashes, instead of discord and bitterness, there will arise the spirit of hdrmony and co-opera- tion by means of which the nation can make a supreme effort for social, moral, and re- ligious progress and well-being. » • • Tho standing joint committees of Merioneth and Cardiganshire met on the same day last week and, though they came to a different con- clusion, there was practically the same feeling in regard to the (now police pay. It was admitted that the police had in the past been j underpaid; but the recommendations ot the I Police Service Commission were said to have swung the pendulum too far the other way. In Merioneth the new scale was adopted under protest. Cardiganshire Committee decided to defer action with the view of having an a'ter- native scale prepared more in consonance with the needs and financial circumsta.nces of the. county. The point of view of the ratepayers of course, deserves consideration fctr the extra pay suggested, if adopted, is ant enormous burden at a time when the Government itself urges strict economy in public expenditure. Even if the rate of pay were adopted, there is force in the argument against having it standardised. The Homo Secretary may yet be convinced of the necessity of differentiation between rural counties and populous centres. There is one possibility, however, which it is hoped will be avoided, namely, that because tho Committee differs from the policy of recent legislation, the Cardiganshire police wili be inadequately remunerated while all the police forces of the country will receive additional pay. If the Committee decide on direct action," the policeman will suffer. There is much to be said for and against the standard- isation of the police service; but the defect of the Act is that if the Government desire a uniform service then the police like the army and navy, should be a direct and complete charge on impdt-ial funds. If that were don' county rates would not be affected by the in- crease of pay. It would mean, however, that Welsh counties would lose the privileges oF local control. The standardisation of pay, on the otlrer hand, involves a higher standard of police status and efficiency. A candidate fot the police must now be "of unblemished char- acter, humane, and courteous and generally he should possess a combination of moral, mental, and physical qualities not ordinarily required in other employments." Whatever action the Cardiganshire Committee will eventually adopt, the force should not be allowed to suffer in comparison with other forces, because there is as much need for tho highest police efficiency in Cardiganshire as elsewhere, however different the economical conditions may be. < < A meeting has been held at Lampetcr under the auspices of the Teify Botard of Conserva- tors for the purpose of improving the local fishery. There are complaints all over the country that the angling season is unsatisfac- tory. With the personal interest and pi;nr>ort of the Earl of Lisburne and other prominent I' tiparian owners there is a promising prospect for the improvements suggested at Lampeter. The development of fresh-water fisheries is, however more than a local matter. Various questions affecting rivers like the Teify, Dovey, and Mawddach apply generally. "There is no doubt" (according to a pamphlet issued by the Ministry of Reconstruction). that unreflecting exploitation of the salmon fisheries year after year was largely resnon- sible for the serious reduction of the stock of our salmon civers." There are two classes of fishermen—those who fish for pleasure, and those who fish for a livelihood. The Dovey is an example of the antagonism which exists between those two classes-" to the detriment of the fisheries and to the mutual disadvantage of both interests." The meeting at Lampeter is an indication of the way to obtain a better understanding. "Once upon a time'' salmon as an article of diet was far from being a luxury at Machynl eth. Why should not salmon again L. _1#"Oo._i.I't .1 _n.1. "1!) .J.. be as plentiful and a. popular ioodp Tha^ cannot be done" (to quote the pampbl-k) "until I the attention and intelligence of the public can be roused to a realisation of the existence of this potential source of valuable and cheaply- produced food lying more or less undeveloped at their very door. There is also the question of pollution, of which the rivers Rheidol and Tstwyth are monumental examples of public loes and public apathy. It is up to boards of consorvators and local fishermen, if they do not get the necessary supnort from the proper authorities, to press Parliament for stringent legal reform as one of the measures of recon- struction t-o pi-event river pollution.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. WOOL SALE.—Prices ranged from 5s. 3d to 3s. lid. oar lb. on Friday. DEATH—On Sunday Mr. David Davies, smith, C win coy, dic-d from heart disease, at the Ege of sixty-five. He. leaves a widow and two-crown-up children. The funeral took place on Thursdny at Drewen Cemetery. ETSTEDDFOD.-On Tuesday the holding of Iln eisteddfod in August, 1920, was agreed to. Mr J. Pieton Jones was appointed secretary.
Aberystwyth Council. MEETING ADJOURNED. Aberystwyth Town Council met on Tuesday, present Alderman E. P. Wynne, mayor; Councillor Thomas Doughton, deputy mayor; Aldermen C. M. Williams John Evans, T. J. Samuel, Edwin Morris, Councillors J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., Captain E. Llewellin David Davies, John Morgan, LI. Samuel, T. J. Morrison, Rhys Jones, Captain B: Taylor Lloyd, J. Barclay Jenkins) Da.vid Ellis, Enoch Davies, Messrfc. Joam Evam.L-, (town clerk), Rees Jones (borough surveyor), and Gomer Morgan (accountant). The tender of Mr J. It. Edwards, North- parade, was accepted, at £ 24 10s., for grazing on a field on Llanbadarn Flats. Plans submitted by the College authorities of alterations to 40, 41, and 42, Marine-terrace were approved. On the proposition of Mr. C. M. Williams it was agreed to require that the walls abutting, on QueeraVroacl should, if necessary, be pointed and cemented to the Surveyor's satisfaction. The Mayor reported that the Earl of Lis- burne and Sir Xjowes Pryse weitj expected. that afternoon to meet the Committee appointed to make arrangements for the visit of the Fleet. It was hoped that the pro- gramme, with an estimate of tha cost, would be completed for approval by the Committee of the Whole Council cn Friday. Owing to the County Court having to be held in the Council Chamber, it was necessary to adjourn the meeting. Mr. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., who described his visits as rare, asked if the adjourned meet- ing could be held that week ? He had come specially from Llandrindod to attend. Captain B. Taylar Lloyd—Is there an elec- tion coming on? (Laughter). Mr. Edwards—Not as far as I am concerned. I Mr. C. M. Williams—You will have your attendanco recorded. (Laughter). It was agreed to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday evening of next week Mr. J. Hugh Edwards thanked the Council for the honour of having been appointed its representative at the annual meeting of the Association of Municipal Corporations. It was little he could do; but the little he could do at the other end he was pleased to do. Aber- ystwyth was not now represented on the Com- mittee; but he believed an effort next year would succeed. Next to Neath, he made a plea for Aberystwyth as the capital of Wales. Mr. Morrison—Next to nowhere. (Laughter). NOVEMBER ELECTION. No Bill has been introduced by the Govern- ment deaing with municipal elections and it may now be safely assumed that no alteration of the law will affect the elections next Nov- ember. Consequently, one-third only of the councillors will retire. The following, who would have retired in November, 1915 (if elec- tions had not been postponed owing to the war), will retire next November:—Councillors David Ellis, Dr. T D. Harries, J. D. Williams, Llewelyn Samuel and Enoch Davies. The vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Robert Doughton will a'so require to be filled. The following, who should have retired in 1916, will retire next year, unless a change will be made in the law :-Councillors Rhys Jone. B. T. Lloyd, J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., E. Llewollin, T. J. Morrison, and John Morgan. The following, who should have retired in 1917 will retire in 1921 :-Capt T. Doughton, Major G. Fossett Roberts, J Barclay Jenkins, Rufus Williams, David Davies, and Professor Edwards. The retiring aldermen will be John Evans, Edwin Morris, and E. P. Wynne. The re- maining three aldermen—T J. Samuel, Daniel Thomas, and C. M. Wi'liams—have been appointed until 1920.
h ■.i-.j.r- BERTH. iL^RRlAGE.On Friday- rnorning an inter- esting marriage was solemnised at Bwlchgwyftt C.M. Chapel between P.C. Evan John Evans Llanfarian, and Annie, eldest daughter of Mrs tjones and the late Mr Charles Jones, Penrheol Farm, Berth. The bride was given away by her mother and was attendied by Miss Jenkins, Ncddfa, Llanfarian. The best man was P.C. Price, Aberystwyth. The, bridal- party also included Mo-srs Willie, Tommy and Johnnie Jones (brothers); and Mr and Mrs Davies CctfngwydcLil (cousin and aunt). The ceremony was. performed by the Rev Dan Jones, Tregaron, in the presence of Mr Peter Williams (registrar). Later in the day the young couple left for Llanwrtyd Wells where the honeymoon is being spent. SCHOOL RE-OPENING.—Once more the bells of Cbstell Flemish School are heard and the younger generation are "falling in" after their holidays. The school is under the oharge of Mr. T. R. Howells, who, on dis- charge from the army, was appointed by the Education Authority.
YSTUMTUSN. NEW MINISTER.—The Rev. Humphrey R. Owen commenced duties in his new circuit on Sunday and officiated at the Wes.eyan Chapel.
CWMBRWYN0. PASTORATE.—The Rev. Humphrey R. Owen formerly of Trefeglwys, Montgomery, who has taken charge, of Ystumtuen Circuit, visited Horeb on Sunday.
PERSONAL. Mr E. R. Davies, jointly with Mr J. T. Da.vies, has taken over the duties of private secretary at 10, Downing-street, while his col- league takes a long-deferred holidla-y. Mr. Davies has been at the head of the co-ordina- tion department of the Premier's secretariat, which was created, during the war'' ana is located in temporary buildings in Mr Lloyd George's garden Maesmawr Hall, Caersws, with the estat-e of 1,600 acres, has been purchased by private treaty by Mr Edward Jones (uincle of Major David Davies, M.P.), who for a number of years has occupied the hall-an ancient black a aid white mansion. The property had been in the hands of the family of the vendor the Rev Rev. Herbert Davies Glastonbury for upwaird of 500 years. Widespread interest was created by the news that Mr. Richard Jones, chairman of Mont- gomery County Council, and a prominent mem- ber of several other Weish public bcdies, had been married on Thursday. The bridegroom is in his sixtieth year. The bride is a daughter of the late Mr. John Jones, a Liverpool builder. The ceremony was performed at the hillside C.M. Chapel of Saron, in Mr Jones's native parish of Carno, the officiating ministers being the Revs D. Davies and Richard Jones M.A. Mr. Llewellin Davies J.P. Penarth, has been appointed secretary of the Welsh Asquith Lib- eral Organisation. The repatriat'on of w»> workers continude., Two interesting narties, both from America, left cor home in the Ctinard iner. "Aauitsmia" which saileO from Southampton on Saturday fc- New York. One contingent comprised 30C men and women who came to th;s country at the critical stage to assist in making muni- tions. The other consisted of over 200 volun- teers who came over in connection with the Ameriann Knignt of Oolombrs and earned the gratitude of all branches for their excel- lent work among men on active service. In all the giant Cunarder had on board over 1,300 pns-engers. Lord Leverhulme and Mi-s Lever gTe a re- ception at Hampstead to the members of the Honourab'e Society of Cvrrmrodorion. About 700 guests were present and they thoroughly reeved tppir ir>«r>eotion of Lord Leverhulme's fine eo-l-etion of pictures. The band of the Welsh Guards waoo in attend"nee. S ng* were sung by Mis Annie R^es, Mr. David Evans, and Mr Ivor Foster. Sir Brynmor Jones pro- posed a vote of thanks to Lord Love hitlme. The statement of Mr. Llewelyn Williams, K.C., alleging that the renly of the Wehh Liberal Partv (sisrned bv Mr Va^ghan Davies, M.P. and Mr John Hinds. M.P.. secretary), to the letter of Messrs Hnvdn Jores. 8 Robin- on and Major Davi-s was not composed by them, and emanated fr,m Downing-st-eet. is e 11 stated to be in-orre< The quest:on of fram- in? the T'1'lv W'1.5 dicusscd orenerallv among Welsh Libera? mrmTer- and a number ot them wera deputct1 to frame the reply. they did and the Chairman apd Secretary sisrned the letter as officials of the Party. I It is stated that, if Mr Llnvd George decides to accept the legacy of £ 2,000 a year left him by the late Mr Carnegie, it OOeA- not forow that, it will W the ereat thing neople imagine. The legacy dutv in the case of a. beoue.st to person who is a. "stranger in blood" to the testator is ten -er cent. Canitalked at fifteen years the E2,000 a year wdtild be £ 30,000 and the ten per cent duty on that would bc £ 3,000. Thfi double death duty would have to be paid —the American ?.nd the British. It is po?sibb the Carnegie annuity would have to pay super- tax this side Taking the fix at 6s in the nound it, would a.motmt t-o S600 a year out of the PP.OM. lord Morle.y's and M'. John Bu*-ns's legacies would be subjeet to the same principle of deduction. J
Machynlleth Sessions. MORE RIVER POACHING. At Machynlleth Sessions on Wednesday, before T. R. Morgan, R. C. Anwyl, F. M. Campbell, Edward Hughes, and Major Bon- sallj Esqrs. W. Patterson, water bailiff, summoned John Edwards, William Breeze, Cemmes; and Thomas Davies, Smithy, Darowen, for refus- ing to allow him to search them on August 4th at a point of the river called Swatlin. Mr J. Jones Williams, clerk to the Fishery Board, prosecuted, and Mr Richard George, I Newtown, defended. Mr Jones WiHiams said Davies had caused trouble by giving a wrong name as John .Jones, Aberang'ell, and the Board had to enlist the services of. the police to discover his identity. Patterson said he was patrolling the. river I at 5.45 a.m. on August 4th with Charles Hum- phreys, another bailiff, near Swatlin pool whon they saw the three defendants on the Abcrffrydan side which was opposite. Defend- ants left their bicycles on the roadside atid walked across the field to the river by Swat- lin run. They folt the banks which were cov- ered with trees and had excellent pools for fish. Edwards fished while Breeze directed operations. They went to Swatlin pool and di4 the same. They then went back for their bicycles and wheeled across the fields to the river where they pulled off their boot3 and stockings and waded across the river carry- ing the bicycles. They then put on thoir boots and took the bicycles on to the Cam- brian Railways line. They searched the pool again. Witness went to them and asked what tViey were looking for; Edwards replied, "You know as well as I do." He asked bailiff Hum- phreys if he recognised any of them. Hum- phreys knew Edwards and Breeze but did not know the other man. Davies declined to give his name. Ho produced his warrant and said he wanted to search them. Edwards said, "You will not search me," and definitely de- clined to be searchedt. The othea-s did the 3à.m. —■ • Crest-exa-mined He had a perfect right to stop defendants on the railway as he had the rights of a policeman. He had found many poachers with fish under their shirts. It was usual for a poachor to put fish in his trousers. He denied, that Edwards invited him to look inside a basket which Breeze had. Hf. also denied having told them that they had been unlucky. He did not express Surprise when they said they were working that day which was bank holiday. He did not swear and 11 will take your bike. r have scqn a bit of the world.' That sort of language wa& not in his line. He had served for twenty-six years in the Metropolitan Police and was discharged with a certificate of good conduct. Charles Humphreys corroborated. William Edwards, Cemmaos, paid he was employed in Pantperthog and was on his way to work on his bicycle along the railway line with Davies and Breeze when the bailiffs cams to them. Patterson said, "We arc going to search you." He replied that he shou'd not do so aa he had never seen Patterson befora. When he refused, Patterson said "It will be proved in Machynlleth and it will moan a fine all the same." He told Patterson he could search Breeze's basket if he thought he had any fish in it. Patterson said "I am very sorry but you have come to the wrong place for salmon" and expressed surprise when they told him they were going to work that day,—-1 Cross-examined: We sometimes went to work along the main road and sometimes along the line. There waa as good a path for riding on the railway line as on the road. They did not leave thedr bicycles on the roadside. He did not go on the main road that day and did not wade through the river. He was not on the Aberffrydan side of the river. William Breeze corroborated, and added that he went on the railway side path from Cemmes Road station. Patterson did not pro- duce his warrant until they started going away. Thomas Davies said he was cycling to Mach- ynlleth and met Breeze and Edwards at Cem- mes Road. They asked him to ride down the railway, with them. Patterson swore at him and said "I will take- your bike and you to the Police Station." Because of that he got stupid and when asked for -his name refused it and then gave the name of John Jones, Aberangell. Patterson's evidence wag untrue. Mr Richard George said Patterson had no right to accost defendants and say he wanted to search them on the Cambrian Railway line Ps it was private property xftjless he was armed with a special warrant signed by the Chairman of the Board of Conservators. His second point was that Patterson had not produced • until after he had told defendants that b" was going to search them, thereby giving dtyfendan,te tha impression that ha had! no- authority to do so. That point had been, (io- I aided by Lord Justice Coleridge in a case which was dismissed. The bailiffs had no reasonable cause for suspicion that defendants wore concealing fish. The preponderance of testimony was in favour of the defendants. Mr Jones Williams said a water bailiff had the powers of a police officer and could go where he pleased to carry out his duties. A fine of El Is. each was imposed and an advocate's fee of E2 2s. Mr R. C. Anwyl and Major Bonsall did not sit on the case. Charles Humphreys summoned Evan Jones, Coeo Oae, PcnOEG, woodman, for having refused to allow him to search his pcckets for fish. Mr J. Jones Williams prosecuted and the case was dismissed. J. M. Arthur, grocer, Machynlleth, was sum- moned by Lewis H. Williams, divisional food inspector, for having sold a tin of dried fruit above the maximum price fixed in the Dried Fruits Sales Ordor, 1918, on August 12th. Mr Meredith Roberts, Machynlleth, prosecuted. The Inspector said he visited defendant's shop and asked the price of apple rings. He was told Is. 2d. per pound and bought half a pound for which he was charged sovenpenpe. -Mr Meredith Roberts said reasonable margin was left on the fixed price but de- fendant's price allowed fifteen per cent. addi- tional profit.-Mr Arthur said the Inspector came into the shop and asked for sugar and when asked for his book looked flabbergasted- It was not fair for the food officials to tempt shopkeepers. The Inspector then asked for apple rings and, owing to a mistake, Is. 2d. per pound was charged. The mistake was accounted for by the fact that apple rings were practically of the same character as other dried fruit, the price of which was Is. 2d. per pound.—A fine of El was imposed. Advocate's fee was not allowed. P.C. Edward Humphreys summoned WiT- liam Williams, Pantrhedyn, for having been drunk and disorderly on August 30th.-up.c. Humphreys said there was a family disturb- ance and Williams was in the centre. He was taken away by his brother and friends. There was another disturbance in Garshwn-lane where defendant t-kas again disorderly. His brother again took him home. He 'got out however and made a tremendous noise. It was his first appearance in court.—P.C. Evans cor- roborated. Defendant denied having been drunk, but got angry and started fighting.- Fined 5s. Joseph Smith, Smithy, Maengwyn-street, Machynlleth, was summoned by P.C. Evans for driving a horse and cart without light on September 3rd.-Defendant, in evidence, said he Iogt the socket of his lamp.-A fine of 5s. was imposed.
OFFER TO TEACHERS IN WALES. The Trustee of S. Deniol's Library, Hawarden, are renewing their offer to male teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in Wales of student readerships at tho Library. They offer ten for the year ending December 31st, 1920. A readership entitles the holder to free board and residence for threo weeks at the Hostel attached to tne Library, and also to third-class return railway fare from his home to Hawarden. The only condition attaching to the student readership is the obligation to make the fullest pú5."ible use of the opportunity for definite study whicti it affords. In selecting the candidates most likely to profit by these facilities the Trustees are assisted by the Welsh Department of the Board of Education and the Central WelsTk Board, as far as they are concerned. Tha object of the benefaction is to afford to some of the teachers in Wales opportunities for quiet thought and study. During their per. iod of residenco the student readers have the free USQ of the valuable library, which con- tains tbe whole of the private library of th-i late Mr. Gladstone, and the more recent addi- tions made by the Trustees since his death; in all, some 50,000 volumes. Candidates for these readerships should a, soon as possible send a postcard to the Rev the Wardetij St. Doiniol's Library, Hawarden Chester, anj ask for the form of application.
The Italian Red Cross hf-s just given a very I fine official appreciation of Clincher tyres, some of which have been in use on its cars s for over two years, with "marvellous results." A set of Clinchers, fitted successively to var- ious machines, some of them very heavy, have coveroo more than 10,000 kilometres, travel- linff by day and night on roads in very bad conditions, some being almost impracticable, and during this period no repairs were neces- sary. One of them, after having been used for over 14,000 kilometres, is still sound and I doing good service.
BIG WELSH DEAL. ROMANTIC HISTORY OF A 25,000,000 CONTRACT. One of the most important "deals" associ- ated with South Wales enterprises was com- peted in London on Wednesoy afternoon, when Mr. H Seymour Berry and Mr D. R. Llewellyn, in association with Viscountess Rhondda and Mr W. E. Berry, secured con- trol of John Lysaght (Limited). The value of I the deal is stated to be about £ 5,000,000. The purchasers, who are associated with many of the principal coal, iron, and steel and other enterprises in South Waies have in the past few years earned through many large transac- tions. Mr. H. Seymour Berry becomes chair- man, and Mr. D. R. Llewellyn, deputy chair- man. The other directors will include Viscountess Rhondda, Messrs W. E. Berry, S. R Lysaght, W. R. Lysaght, D. C. L.vsaght and H. G. Hill. Mr. Seymour Berry, in an interview, indi- cated how the transaction was brought about. The deal came about, he added. in a remark- able war. Twelve months ago a solicitor came into my office at Cardiff and asked, What do you think of this?' He gave me an abstract balance sheet, with details and figure, but no names. I had a good look at it, and then said Mr. H. SEYMOUR BERRY. 11 Give up the iaw and do nothing else for a fort- night. Let me have these particulars. This is the deal I have been looking for.' In due course I had that information. Then we had six weary months of careful negotiation, and last April we got pretty nearly through, but one trustee was very obstinate, and we could not move him. It was not until July 3rd we signed the contract at Bristol. Early in the year I asked Mr. D. R. Llewelyn, my great friend, to join me. I also am going to be associated iri this deal with Lady Rhondda, who at the present moment is in America, but she knows afi about it. I had the pleasure of being «30cjated with Lord Rhondda/ in more business than probably anybody else in the last few s of his life—in fact I carried through nearly all the big deals he did in the last few f Mr. D. R. LLEWELLYN. I years he was in business and I am only sorry I he is not here to see the oensumation of this deal to-day. The deal is tremendously interesting to us," added Mr. Berry "because it is linking up a number of interests. We arc very largely con- cerned in the coal trade, and you know it takes four tons of coal to make a ton of steel. We have probably the most modern and up- to-date steel works in this country erected at Scunthorpe. I tbeJieve they cost nearly two millions of money. Then they have, of course, their own by-products p,nt, which quite Jikely we will further develop, having regard to our special interest, in this transaction. There are very large works at Bristol, and one of, the finest rolling mill plants in the country at Newport. The works originally were at WoA-erhampton, but those there at present are very small. I think we employ about 8,000 men. Now about the contract. We signed on July 3rd, and we said we would agree to com- plete on July 31fct, but unfortunately the dis- senting trustee insisted upon this matter going to the courts, and we agreed to make our contract hold until August 31st. The matter was taken stt an emergency court, Mr Justice Lawrence presiding. I should think a finer srrrfcty of counsel I never saw in mv life. Mr Llewellyn fcnd I had the pleasure of being subpoenaed to give evidence. The case lasted from Thursday the 28th. to late on the Sat- urday evening of August 30th. Mr. Justice Lawrence confirmed the contract and the dis- secting trustee agreed to resign his se-et on too board and fall line with his co-trustees. t 0 We had then three months to complete from August 31st, but we decided to complete im- mediately and asked the vendors to get ready Ð; the following Wednesday. There was so much detail to be prepared that they were not able to get the matters ready until to-day, and ao the National Provincial Bank in the city tiiis morning we competed the purchase. There I had the pleasure of signing my name to the tiggest cheque I ever signed in connection with any (le-al "What amount," asked th", interviewer. Mr. Berry agreed it was between four and ive millions, but added, like h)s brother, that tiere were such ramifications that that figure did not really represent the deal. "The aver- age profit of the Company," he aTlded, "is about half a million a yea.r, and the ramifica- tions of the Company extends largely abroad. rhe firm has up-to-date works in Australia, in which country new works are being bui t jdjoining the Broken Hill property. Shipping interests are, of course, represented by sub- sidiary companies working between here and Australia. The whole of these interests are tmbraced in the Company and in the assets of Jc^n Lvsaght Limited." m-. Sevmour Berry, who engineered the deal and becomes chairman of the Company, was (Ttc of the partners of the late Lord Rhondda Ijnd had charge of his interests when he joined the Government. Mr. Berry and his colleague, lir. D. R. Llewelyn, are both young men, only just over forty, and are already -directors of inanv of the most important undertakings in South Wales. Mr. Berry is said to hold more lirectorships than anyone in the couit'ry--over sixtv-and was once described by the late Lord Rhondda as having a brain as keen as i razor." E'dest son of the late Alderman J. E. Berry. J.P., Merthyr. he recently donated the sum of E20,000 to form the nucleus of a m;ning college in memory of his father and has itiade many other munificent gifts tc his native town. m;ning college in memory of his father and has itiade many other munificent gifts tc his native town. Mr D. R. Llewellyn is a practical and en- thusiastic colliery proprietor, who has a life- long experience in the coal trade. He has him- I self "Cut coal" in several of the American iCoalfields. and was the inroducer of the coal- cuttinar machinery into South Wales. With Mr. Berry, he represents an output running tiose on ten million tons per annum, and has Veen prominently identified with most of the i deals which have taken place in South Scales during the past half-a-dozen years. On Vis own account he owns pits eiving an output tf over 1.000 tons per day in the Aberdare faiievs, besides which he is associated with jumerous other ente-pri.-es. Viscountess Rhondda, as is well known, suc- I <eeded her father, the late Viscount Rhondda receiving the title by special-remainder. Not (tlly has Lady Rhondda maintained her associa- tions with the vast enterprises of the late discount, but Has considerably extended her mmercial undertakings, being chairman (fcnuty chairman, or director of nearly forty cjfferant undertakings. It is understood that ler ladyship's visit to America is in connec- tpn with the development of enterprises estab- lished by the late Viscount or acquired since his death. v
Meat Question. COMMISSIONER'S VISIT TO ABERYSTWYTH Aberystwyth Food Committee met on Wed- nesday, present Mr. C. M. Wilhams, chairman Mrs Dougfcton, Mrs. Davies, Messrs. T. J. Samuel, D. Sylvanus Edwards, J. Barclay [Jenkins David Davies, Daniel Thomas, T J. I Morrison, and John Evans, executive oflicer. Mr. R. J Rhys, divisional commissioner, was also prese'ut, with Mr. Ivor Parry Mr. Duck ham, and Inspector Roddy. The Commissioner said his reason for attend- ing was that he had learnt that the Com- mittee had passed a resolution which was absolutely out of order instructing a trades- man who was the buyer for a group of butchers, to purchase a quantity of meat for .LL L ro. ,uc,uai™ or residents and visitors. By the resolution the Committee undertook all re- sponsibility for what was done. Though he was not primarily interested in the question of live stock and meat, he was interested in the actions of food committees, and when the Committee did what it had no right to do and violated the law he felt it was his duty to meet the members and ha.ve a discussion with them face to face. The resolution, he under- stood, was now in operation for the twelfth week. It was ultra vires and should not have been passed without good and substantial grounds. If a good case had been submitted to him he would have been glad to do all that was possible to meet the Committee's wishes and avoid the illegality. No application how- ever, was made to him and he was there to ascertain the Committee's explanation. The Chairman thanked the Commissioner for the courteous and pleasant manner he had put his case. The Committee's object had been al; along to assist the Commissioner by carry- ing out. the duties and orders to the utmost. With regard to the provision of meat, figures were supplied to the Controller at Cardiff showing the quantity required on the basis of actual population as taken by census. There had been no objection to those figures, and as the amount allowed for consumption was n3ver equal to the amount requisitioned, the Committee took it that the authorities in Car- diff regarded the position as reasonably and satisfactory. The number of visitors this season was exceptional and exceeded anticipa- tions. There was not the least intention on the Committee's part to show a defiant spirit. Te Commissioner admitted that it had been a phenomenal season The Executive Officer explained that the Com- I -m hJ-il passed the resolutions cn the I t 1" uAsumption that they were in order, as no objection had been" made to the quantities requisitioned. The rations had not been ex- ceeded in any week. Referring to last year's experience of frozen meat, which the Com- mittee did not regard as encouraging, he added that two deputations went to Carmarthen and were promised permits which were never granted The Live Stock Commissioner allowed two sheep only for the town at a time when there were 20.000 peop'le last year. The Chairman said the Committee had always been anxious to co-operate with the authorities and never grudged the services en- tailed in discharging the duties. The Commissioner said ho had asked the Executive Officer long ago to keep him t.n- formed of special questions discussed by the Committee. If that instruction had been carried out he would have known what was happening and might have helped to nrevent a glaring breach of the rules; but he was never informed. The Executive Officer replied that if he had bean remiss in that mattefc* he took it that the figures regularly supplied were within the Com- missioner's cognizance. The Commissioner said the distribution of meat throughout the country was based on the proportion of home-killed and frozen meat to be consumed. The proportion of home-killed varied and the po'icy adopted was that it should be distributed CI1 the basis of percent- age, the balance having to be made up of frozen meat. Other watering places had taken their quota of frozen meat. Aberystwyth was at a distance from cold storage; but arrange- ments were made for consignments. to be delivered from Swansea to Aberystwyth in the early morning. As a matter of bare element- ary justice, he did not see why Aberystwyth should not have taken its share of frozen'meat The Executive Officer, to show that he had informed the Commissioner read a letter dated May 30th stating that the Buyer told the Committee that butchers absolutely refused to take frozen meat. Of the last consignment received- the Buyer c(yu d only distribute twdntv-five per cent, and ho had to keep the remainder. Though not altogether unfit for consumption, the meat was in a wretched con- dition and dirty. The meat was condemned bv the Medical Officer. Having regard to that experience, it was not to bewondered at that butchers refused to have anything to do with frozen meat. He (Mr. Evans) did no.' know how he could have put the case clearer Alderman Samuel welcomed the opportunity of having a rotund-table conference. What could the Committee do when butchers re- fused to take frozen meat? The Commissioner said the Committee was empowered to distribute if butchers went on strike. Alderman Samuel said nothing could be more heartrending than to see queues outsidt butchers shops. The Commissioner—I saw them this morn- ing waiting for the shops to open. Alderman Samuel said he saw 150 outside one shop. The shop was open but only a cer- tain number a'lowod in at a time. Towns- people had been living on mackerel and other fish in order to allow visitors to have meat. He only got fresh meat once a week. The reputation of Aberystwyth was at stake, and he appealed to the Commissioner to consider the interests of the town. Colliers from South Wales who had come to Aberystwyth spoke of having plenty of fresh meat supplied to them The Commissioner said he had met repre- ntativeflt of colliers. Their complaint was that during their holidays at watering place9 thev had abundance of fresh meat and butter v.-hi'-h they could not get at home. It was known that visitors had taken joints of fresh meat from Aberystwyth. Alderman Samuel-Then they ought to have been prosecuted. We cannot expect butchers to know where the meat will be consumed. I assure you that Aberystwyth people have sacri- ficed a great deal for the sake of visitors. The Commissioner—The town depends on visitors for its prosperity? Alderman Samuel—Entirely The Chairman emphasised that Aberystwyth was differently situated to large centres. It was natural that visitors, who had been living on frozen meat at home, expected a little elasticity when they wanted Welsh mutton for a change at Aberystwyth. In the first year of the war Aberystwyth was almost ruined, and in the second year boarding house keepers had to sell their furniture in order to pay rates and rents. The Commissioner asked the Committee to rescind the resolution authorising the butchers to procure 28.500 pounds of meat for the week ending next Saturday The resolutions refer- ring to previous weeks could be regarded as a matter of the past. Replying to questions, he could not state any a-lternat;ve conditions. His future course depended on the Committee's derision to rescind the resolution. The Chairman-If you do not consider our appeal, we shaH be stranded here. I fePi- there may be a riot. As the Chairman and Alderman Samuel had other engagements to attend, the meeting was adourned until the afternoon when M-. Barclay Jenkins was voted to the chair. The other members present werP Messrs T. J. Morrison David Davies D. Sylvanus Edwards, and J. D. Williams. Mr. Edwards proposed, and Mr. Davies seconded that the resolution shouldy be re- scinded. Mr. Morrison said that the Committee being between the devil aid the deep blue sea. there was no other course onen, and he supported the proposition, hoping the Commissioner would show compassion. I The Chairman said the Committee had no wish to act iliegallv. but had acted with the I best intentions in the interests of the town and for the protection of the, town's only in- dustry which at one time was faced with finan- cial disaster. The proposition was then agreed to. The Commissioner called attention to the re- fusal of Mr. Edwards, the butchers' buyer, to disclose his records to Mr. Duckham and In- spector Roddy. The Slaughter House Superin- tendent had also refused to produce to In- spector Roddy the Slaughter House books show- ing from whom the animals slaughtered had been receWed. It was necessary for all live stock kil'ed in the counb-v to pass through a recognised mart, so that a. proner record could be kept. Most of the animals slaughtered in Aberystwyth had not beesn near a mart, with the result that calculations based on the census taken of live stock were upset. He had come to Aberystwyth to gather all the information he could in order to make a full report of the facts to headquarters, and it would be for the Ministry of Food to decide what further action would be taken. The Chaionan said the auestion of the Slaughter House books would be discussed at
Miss Cheadle. STILL NO NEWS. MESSAGE FROM WOLVERHAMPTON. The mystery concerning the loss of life in the fire at the Waterloo Hydro Aberystwyth. still remains unsolved. We have received the following message from Wolvo:-hamptcm:- Miss F. E. Cheadle, of 23, Wolverhampton- road, Heath Town, near Wolverhampton, was one of the visitors to Waterloo Hydro, 'Aber- ystwyth. She left Heath Town for a holiday at Aberystwyth on August 21st, and on the following day Miss Elwell, a friend, received from her a postcard notifying her safe arrival On the morning of August 26th (the date of the fire) a second postcard, posted on the night of August 25th was received by Miss Elwell, stating that a letter despatched by the latter had been received by Miss Cheadie. By the same post another lady friend at Heath Town received from Miss Cheadle a birthday card. Since that date Miss Cheadle's friends hav", had no communication from her. With reference to the letter which was pub- lised last week from Mr. Manuel Jones stating that he saw an elderly woman at the Belle Vue Hotel it is understood that she belonged to a Yorkshire family. The work of demolishing the ruins is approaching completion. On Wednesday Ter- race-coad was oponed for traffic. It is understood that inquiries are being made as to the future of the site; but the owners have not yet decided what course to adopt. In recognition of his bravery, Mr John Thomas, Edleston House, has been presented with a gold met.-it medal by a Liverpool paper.
Aberystwvth County Court BANKRUPTCY SEQUEL. Tuesday, before his Honour Judge Ivor Bowen, David Percy Yokes, timber foreman, sued. George Anderson and Andersons, Brecon House, Portland-street for wages.—Mr T. J. Samuel was for plaintiff, and Mr. Trevor Hughes defebded.-Plaintiff contended that under Major Hancock's management be was employed as general foreman in the Rheidol Vahey on a weekly engagement at P.3 per week, with a season ticket for railway travel- ling. He claimed three weeks wages in lieu of notice, as well as a week's wagg due and the railway fare. Having been taken ill in June before he was able to resume work he r received notice terminating his engagement.— For the defence it was contended that plaintiff was paid pur day.—The case was adjourned for the production of wages sheets and rç] ceipts. Florence M. Taylor, Litt'e Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, sued D. W. Teviotdale, North- parade, for wages. Mr. Trevor Hughes defended. Plaintiff said she was engaged as shop assistant at 10s. per week and had been paid S2 par lunar month instead of per calen- dar month from December 6th to the begin- ning of August.—The Judge calculated that the number of weeks was 34i, amount due was Cl7 5s., and the amount paid was C14 5s. —Replying to Mr. Hughes, plaintiff said she did not remember any unpleasantness concern- ing a cash transaction. She also denied that she had tried to cause friction among the assistants at the busy time of Bank Holiday and that she tried to induce them to leave without notice.-Defdndant counterelaimed £5 for damages.—The Judge held there could be no claim for loss-of business caused by plain- tiff's departure, but defendant was entitled to a week's notice from plaintiff, as it was a weekly engagement.—Judgment was given for E3 5s. in plaintiff's favour and for 10s. on the counterclaim in lieu of notice. Mr. Trevor Hughes, who appeared for plain- tiff intimated that a settlement had been arrived at in the case of Byron Cliff. East Chevin, Otley, Yorkshire, against Alice Maud Green in respect of the possession of Glyn- gronfa, Brynymor.—Judgment was allowed to plaintiff on terms agreed to, granting posses- sion of the premises in October. David Solomon, Moorfield, Kersal, Manches- ter, appealed against the Trustee's rejection of proof of debt in the bankruptcy of Jack Levenson.—Mr. Graham, Shrewsbury (in- structed by Mr. Trevor Hughes) was for appel- lant, and Mr. G. Kirkhouse Jenkins, Cardiff, was for the Official Receiver, trustee in bank- truptcy. The appeal arose from the Official Receiver's rejection of proof relating to insur- ance policies and a claim for certain furniture. The Official Receiver allowed the proof only after all creditors had been paid in full, and Mr. Graham contended if that rejection were right the amount allowed was not adequate. The furniture was presented by appellant and his wife to Bertha Goldstein, who lived with them prior to her marriage to Eisiski in 1897. Levenson was a trustee of the marriage settle- ment. Eisiski became a bankrupt in 1906 and the furniture was claimed by Levanson who in 1909 married the widow of Eisiski. Mr. Graham proceeded at length to deal with the legal aspects of the facts and quoted a num- ber of authorities.—Mr. Jenkins replied to the points of law, contending that the Official Re- ceiver had acted as an ordinary careful business ma.n would have acted.—The Judge reserved his decision.
RHEIDOL VALLEY. APPOINTMENT.—Ex-Gunner Evan David Morgan, R.F.A., elder son of Mr and Mrs. Evan Morgan, Gellifaah, Cwmrheidol, has been appointed, out of a large number of applicants, as male attendant at the County Asylum, Manchester. The advertisement appeared in the Cambrian News." During the war Mr. Morgan rendered invaluable ser- vice. On one occasion he was wounded and gassed in an engagement near Ypres, but re- covered and was able to take the field in Flanders and Prance and eventually got away unscathed NEW MINISTER.-The Rev. H. R. Owen commenced his duties on Sunday when he preached at Bethel in the afternoon. SALE.—Messrs. Daniel 1. Rees and Evans on Saturday conducted a sale of stock of the late Mr. William Meredith for many years under- ground foreman at Rheidol Mine, and during cessation of work acted as caretaker. Attend- ance was somewhat disappointing, but prices for cattle were high and good prices were realised for implements. Mr. J. H Edwards, butcher, and Mir. David Garner, Aberystwyth, purchased sheep, and Mr. John Davies, Glyn- mvnach, a heifer in calf. The incoming tenant (Mr. John Evans, Tynrhos Ponterwyd) bought a few sheep and other things to carry on farming work. Mrs. Mrtredith has taken a ¡;mail Molding in the neighbourhood of Ystum- tuen.
COMMINS C0CH- On Sunday a handsomely-bound pulpit Bible was presented bo Ebenezetr Chapel bv members and friends in commemoration of Driver John Emlyn Jones, Tycoch, Cardiganshire Battery, R.F.A., who died in hospital at Alexandria CD February 8th, 1919. and was buried in the British Cemetery. Driver Jones served with the Battery from the commencement of the war in France, Egypt and Palestine. The Rev. Griffith Paxry, Soar, Llanbadarn, deliv. ered an appropriate sermon. i
HENLLAN. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev. R. H. WiTiams, pastor of Gwernllwyn commenced duties this week.
Continued from previous column. the next Town Council meeting. With regard tõ" the butchers, as they had acted in accord- ance with what the Committee regarded as the beet interests of the town it would be cowardly for the Committee to allow them The Commissioner—To go to the lions. You want to stick to your friends, which is natural but breaches of the law are breaches of the law all the same. I want to be quite fair and will send a copy of my report to Mr. Evans. Some people aire acting in distinct contravention of the orders of the Ministry of Food, and they continue to do so. Mr Edwards has refused to produce his record this morn- ing. The Chairman—Perhaps he could not do so without consulting the Butchers' Association, on whose behalf he acts. Mr. Duckham-But he says he is acting on behalf of your Committee also In the course of further discussion it was understood that arrangements were made for the allocation of fifty per cent. of home- killed meat to Aberystwyth, and that of the remaining quota thirty per cent., if available, of frozen mutton would be sent. The Com- missioner explained that special arrangements could be made in connection with the visit of the Fleet. After a heated argument between the Com- missioner and Executive Officer on the ques- tion of reporting the Committee's proceedings. the Chairman closed the meeting by urging the Commissioner ti consider that the Com- mittee's actions were intended for the town's benefit, however wrong they might have been. He hoped (m amicable conclusion would be arrived at. j
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Aberystwyth Sessions.. BOATMAN SENT TO PRISON. r Wed1^day' l)efore E. P. Wynnes Peter E^an n111 iI0rrfc„and Griffith Esqrs. fc-van Daniel, boatman, High-Str«et waa charged by Sup*. Phillip* witf baTJ drunk and disorderly on August 30th—PC Richards Said his attention was drawn to » °n ^Va;emeDt oPP°site the lifeboat si pway. Defendant was cubing and in a attitude. Witness had to more hint and on tha bp*ch defendant challenged him hZ Yo" come down here a^j I wiB do all right with you." Witness clo*e<j with hrni and ask«3 him w*at he was going to do. Defendant then said he would go home and went. Admitting the offence, defendant K^f v vhad heen e00* twelve month- but had been tantali^d on the beach. H« was sorry.-Supt. Phillips read a long list of convictions against defendant, but said ba had not bea* charged for drunkenness durine the past year.—The Bench sentenced deftai- ant to one month's imprisonment with hard labour and warned him that if he was similar!-? ¡ cnarged in tuture he would be placed on tfc* "black list" under the Inebriates Act, as a result of which he would be dbbarred fronl I obtaining drink. Amy Beatrice Jones, Penmaesgtas-road, charged her husband, James Jones, Pickwick- streêt, Liverpool, with desertion.—Mr W. P Owen was for the defence and, as plaintiff did not appear, the case which has been re- putedly adjourned was dismissed. Evan Rees, 20, Brighton-road, was brought up in custody on a bigamy charge. He was charged with having married Lizzie Rowe Davies at the Registry Office, Aberystwyth, knowing that his wife Sarah Axis wae alive.—The Chief Constable, Qid accused was arrested on Monday and was not brought to Aberystwyth until late on Tuesday. Ia order to allow time for witnesses to attend and for accused to prepare his defence, the Chief Constable asked that the case should be remanded for a week. Accused was a native of Llemwenog.-P.C. Charman gave evidence of arrest and accused was remanded in cue- tody until he could find bail.
MACHYNLLETH, BOWLS.-The final and semi-final rounds for prizes given by Lord Herbert Vane Tem- pest were played off on the Plas Grounds on Saturday afternoon in ideal weather. The scores were:—Semi-final: Mr. Evan M. Jones. 21; Mr. D. P. Jones 17; Mr J Lumley, 21; and Mr. H. Hunt, 19. Final: hit. John Lumley,H the hero of many tournaments and one of the best players in the county, beat Mr. Evan M. Jones, 21-13. At the close Lord Herbert presented the prizes. Another tourna- ment for prizes given by Mr. J. O. Williams, L.C. and M. Bank, will be played off this week. COUNTY RECREATION ASSOCIATION.— The newly-appointed Montgomery County Recreation Association, which embraces all branches of sport and recreation, has com- menced helping the local Association over some of its obstacles. Machynlleth Bras Band, wJ2ich is conducted by Mr. E. M. Jones, were in need of four key instruments to complete the set. An appeal to Major David Davies, M.P., as president of the Association, met witih a ready response, and in a few days time it is expected the instruments wil arrive. They will be engraved "Montgomery Recreation- Association," and will continue to be the pro- perty of the Band so long -as it is not dis- banded or broken up, when they will revert to the Association. The Band is still without a suitable room for practices and nothing seems to be done by leading people of the town to provide one The Band has during the past two years done much to aid the funds of the Nursing Association and various other local bodies, and it is a pity for the Band to go down for want of a practice room when there are so many suitable buildings empty the better part of the week. The Recreation Association is also well on the way to provide a football ground for the town. Captain Glynn-Jones, M.C. (county orgapiser), visited the town for that purpose on Monday and promised the Club the use of a suitable ground near Newlands (the property of Major David Davies, 'M.P.), providing the Club could come to an agreement with the tenant. INSTITUTE COMMITTEE—Mr J. M. Breeso presided over the Owain Glyndwr Institute Committee on Monday evening. It was decided to have the billiard tables overhauled and the bed clothes turned over and the cushions repaired, at a cost of 1;3. Mr. Jones, caretaker, said he asked a firm whose repre- sentative was in the town, how much they re- quired for repairing the pockets, and the estimate was 16s. per table. Mr. Edwards, the local saddler, was prepared to do both tables at 10s., and it was decided to ask Mr Edwards to do the work. The billiard room is closed pending repaira. STOCK SALE.—Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Gillart and Co. conducted the monthly stock sale on Monday. There was a good supply of store cattle and sheep and the demand was excellent, as there wetre many English dealers. High prices were obtained. MARRIAGE.-The marriage was solemnised at the Borough Chapel, London, of Miss Mag- lona Morgan B.A., of Lavender Gardens, daugh- ter of the late Councillor and Mrs. Evan Morgan, Plas Villa, Machynlleth, and Mr. W. R. Francis, solicitor Swansea elder son of Mr and Mrs. W E. Francis, of Middle-road, Cwm- bwrla Swansea. The Rev. D. C. Jones offici- ated. The best man was Lieut. G. T. Evans, Fforestfach, and the bridesmaid was Mies Myfanwy Morgan, the bride's sister. The bride's dress was of ivory charmouse, with art ivory veil' caught with motifs of orange blos- som. The bridesmaid's dress was of primroee silk georgette with dream lace hat. Among the presents were beautiful silver plate, the gift of the Swansea Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors, of which body the bride- groom is vice-president and hon. solicitor. The honeymoon is being spent in Worthing and Brighton. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM DAVIES.-Thor dea.th occurred on Monday, at the age of seventy-eight of Mr. William Davies, Peorallt Cottage. He had for many years been em- ployed on the Aberllefenni Slate Wharf. He leaves an only daughter (Miss Jane Davies), his wife having predeceased him. Much sym- pathy is felt with Miss Davies. burial took place on Thursday at the Nonconformist Geme- Itery, the Rev. D. Cunllo Davies officiating.
LLAIIDYSIUL. SALE.—Messrs. Lloyd and Thomas, Carmar- then, conducted a sale of cattle at Wilkes Head Mart on Tuesday when eight fat cattle and sixteen sheep were dealt with. Stores made a fair trade realising from E12 Sa. to C17 15s., and cows and calves from £29 h £33.
LATEST MARKETS Hereford, Wednesday.—Short supply of cattle. Low rates still prevailed trade slow ex- cept for promising beasts. Dairy cows ad- vanced in price the best from 240 to ffAL Big lot of store sheep and a dragging trade, the demand being poor. Small supply of cal»» going up to E5 and £ 6 12s.; weaners any figute up to 35s. and 40s. Pig trade bad, a drop of 110s to 15s. per head recorded. A sow and seven pigs made only S13 12s. Hereford, Wednesday.-English wheats jw fair supply without alteration in price. He-eford, Wednesday.—Eggs, 4s. per domm wholesale, 4s. 6d. retail. Mushrooms down at lid to 2d wholesale blackberries, 3d. per lh- [ whotesale. I