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SPECIAL AND EXPENSIVE ENGAGEMENT OF Harmony, Direct from the THE ACCOMPLISHED LADY VOCALIST MUSlCUS..Principal London Halls. TIIE UE5IMZJI3!C2XM^^ INSTRUMENTALIST. EXCLUSIVE STAR PICTURE EXCLUSIVE STAR PICTURE, MONDAY, TUESDAY, & WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & SATURDAY, 1 inmiiiTiAu nr Tiir natmr Management have secured at great In THE FASCHIATION OF THE DANCE cost, by Special Arrangement with Pathe C, t>. ,T it,- i Feres Co., that most beautiful Coloured A Dramalic Story of Love and Brigandage J)RAMA by Special Arrangement with Jury's r ma' t4TUC piiDCC fiC U/AD" Imperial Pictures. UUnuL Ur WAn (3,000 feet). —— The finest Coloured Picture ever exhibited. U/UH U/|| | MADDV MAPV 9" I marve^ous splendour of the concluding Wall WILL nlAnni I"AilT j scene is the acme of perfection in Kinemato- Series V. graphic Art. n AND MANY OTHER FINE DRAMATIC, COMIC AND TRAVEL PICTURES. TWICE NIGHTLY AT 7 and 9. MATINEE SATURDAY, 2.30 p.m. Popular Prices Circle, 6d., and 9d FULL PROGRAMME—Children Id., 2d., Pit, 3d., 4d., Ordinary Doors, 6.45 and 8.50 and 3d. Don't forget to book your seats for The Curse of War." Telephone No. 33. 11 y -1 MAR QU EE S And Complete Catering Outfits on Hire. CROWN RESTAURANT, public notices NOTICE OF MAKING OF ORDER. SHOPS ACT, 1912 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Counci hare made a Closing Order of which a Cop3 is annexed hereto and have submitted the Ordei to the Secretary of State for confirmation. A Copy of the Order may be obtained by any Person whom it may concern on application at the Town Clerk's Office, Carmarthen. If any person desires to make any objection to the provisions of the Order ha should address a written statement to the Secretary of State, Home Depart- ment. London, within one month from the date henot, i.e., before he 17th day of June, 1914. Dated this 13th day of May, 1914. H. BRUNEL W- ITE, Clerk to the Council. ORDER. TTie Carmarthen Urban Sanitary Authority in pursuance of the Powers conferred upon them by the Sfeope Act, 1912, and after due compliance with the provisions do hereby order aa follows:— 1. This Order may be cited as the Carmarthen If*. 2 Closing Order, and applies to all Shops in which the Re-nil Trade or Business of a Meat Salesman is carried on. 2. All Shops to which this Order applies shall be closed for Serving Customers on the several days of the week at and after the following hours respectively:- DAY OF WEEK. CLOSING HOUR. Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday 8 p.m. Thursday 2 p.m. Friday 9 p.m. Saturday 11 p.m. Excepting the following days:— Thursday before Good Friday 8 p.m. Fairs falling on a Thursday 9 p.m. Christmas Eve 10 p.m. New Year's Eve 9 p.m. Provided that where the occupier of a Shop elects to elose his Shop for the Weekly Half Holiday on Saturday instead of on Thursday, the closing hour in it Thirrsday shall be 7 p.m. Where any Trade or Business other than the speci- fied Trade or Business mentioned in Article 1 is carried on in any Shop to which this Order applies, such Shop may be kept open after the closing hour mentioned in Article 2 of this Order for the pur- pose of such other Trade or Business alone, provided that (a) after the said closing hour there shall be exhibited in some conspicuous place on the exterior ,md in the interior of such Shop notices in letters of the size of not less than Two Inches containing The foHowing words:—"Shops Act, i912. This Shop is closed for to-day except for the Trade or Business of (horo state the Trade or Business carried on other than the specified Trade or Business); (b) So far as reasonably practicable no goods in connection with tho Trade or Business for which the Shop is reqmired t-o,be closed shall be exhibited either inside or outside the Shep. The Common Sead of the Council of the Car- i L.S. ) v y marthen Urban Sanitary Authority was hereunto affixed the 12th day of May, 1914, in the presence of JOHN LEWIS, Mayor. H. BRUNEL WHITE, I Town Clerk. THE REV. DH. GOMER LEWI. At the time of going to press we are glad to k I that Dr. Corner Lewis, of Swansea, nephew of Ald.; in J. Lewis..T.P., Meiro- Hall. is slightly improving. A rumour srot abroad that he had passed away, but iertunatelv it was untrue. -:c- IN THE PARISH OF MANORDEIFY. IN THE COUNTY OF PEMBROKE. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY \| K. JOHN EVANS, F.A.I., will offer for SALE at the Angel Hotel, Cardigan, on SATUR- DAY. the 30th day of May. 1914, at 2.30 p.m., the following Lots of Freehold Property:— Lot 1.—Tho Very Desirable Farm and Lands. known as FORGE CYCH Comprising a comfortable Dwelling House with a large range of Outbuildings, a woll-equipped CORN MILL, a WOOLLEN FACTORY, and 14;b acres of exceptionally rich Meadow Land; all of which premises are situate in the centre of Abercych Vil- lage, and form an outlying portion of the Clynfiew Estate, and are in the present occupation of Mr. John Lewis on a yearly tenancy. which he has gvien notice to determine at Michaelmas next. N.B.—The Vendor is prepared by arrangement with the purchaser to allow two-thirds of the pur- chase money to remain on mortgage at JE3 15s. per cent. Lot 2.-All that Building known and called by the name of MANORDEIFY LOWER SCHOOL. Situate in the Village of Abercych. formerly used as a school, but now vacant. ("Further Particulars and inspection of the Plan may be acquired from the Auctioneer. High Street, Cardi- gan. or from the Vendor's Solicitors. MESSRS. MORGAN & RICHARDSON. 3107\ Solicitors, Cardigan.
JSfrtbs—/IDarirages—Deaths IN MEMORIAM. EVANS.-ln ever-loving memory of William Daniel Evans (Willie), youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Llainfelen. Peniel. Carmarthen, who de- parted this life on April 30th, 1911, at the age of 18 years, "Silently the stars are gleaming, Upon a silent grave; Where there sleepeth without dreaming One we loved but could not save."
Mr. Griffiths. Typicca. has a mare which has given birth to two colts. Dam and ofispring are doing well and as far as can be seen are strong and sound. It, is often urged by defendants at the police court when charged with being drunk that they do not remember anything about it. Last Saturday, a defendant hud a fresh excuse, and said he did not know whether he was drunk or not as he was asleep. i- A very junior Scout who is occasionally reminded thaf Boy Scouts never cry. the other day caught a very nasty one on the shin. Anxiously his mother hastened to administer the lIsual reminder, when the little chap, choking with pain and suppressed tears, ripped out:—"Bother the Scouts! I'd rather cry thnn belong to them! A strange incident occurred on Tuesday last to Mr. Owen Rees. painter, Spilman-street, Carmar then. Whilst painting one of the standards near St. David's Church he was attacked several timea by a crow, which pecked him on the head with its beak. Mr. Rees, who became a little alarmed, was nearly thrown off the ladder, but fortunately steadied him lielf by cakhing hold of the post. It is curious to nofe that whilst paintfng the front of a house, not far distant, Mr. Clem Rogers was attacked in the same way, and nearly fell off tho ladder. At Methwold, Norfolk, a man was ordered to pay costs amounting to JB5 Os. 6d. for stealing five hen's eggs. What ought the arch-robber of hen-roosts to get? Last Sunday at the -barracks after the territorials had in their turn saluted Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., a little stalwart who had watched the proceedings, strode up with a soldier- like stroke and saluted the General in the true style. The gallant General was highly tickled and handed him a silver coin to go on with. Punch is very happy this week in its principal cartoon by Bernard Partridge. It shows the Income Tax Payer as a cow looking round in terror at Mr. Lloyd George, who is milking her. The explanation of the picture is:—"Crescendo: or the Tune the Old Cow's likely to die of." The Cow: StDp !Stop! This isn't milking; it's murder! We have no hesitation in reminding readers that what is known as Hospital Egg Week began on the 12th inst. and will last till the 19th. It is asked that eggs be sent during that period to 154. Fleet-street, London, for the use of the London Hospitals. There must be many farmers and even cottagers in this part of Wales who can spare a few eggs for these great institutions. Anyone who has ever seen not only the suffering but the relief afforded the sick and maimed in a London hospital cannot resist the appeal. A referendum promoted by a London radical paper on the greatest living man who has most benefited mankind." has resulted in an easy victory for Mr. Lloyd George. Poor Marconi (curiously, too) who has done so much for mankind, comes merely second. So no doubt would doctors, scien- tists. patriots, who have sacrificed comfort and life itself, and even a greater than all these. A pretty little touch of nature sent several of the Maerdv Pit colliers to their work in a pleasant mood one day last week. Quietly gra-zing on the common, they saw a dismal and ill fed pony belonging to some gypsies, and cheekily perched on its back was a starling, which walked all over the browsing animal's back as if intently searching for something. Then the bird seemed suddenly to have made up its mind, for with one-two-three-four pulls it tore out a huge beakful of hnir, and flew away with a sound as if chuckling at the mischief. The shout of laughter which followed proved that the colliers had been touched by the comical little incident. The April number of Wild Life has an article of speciai interest to bird-lovers on The Rook, by Mr. C. W. R. Knight, whose skill in photographing difficult birds we have commented on before. Most of us know little of what a rookery looks like except for an occasional glance below at the underside of the nests, or perhaps a more interested examination when walking below with a rook-rifle. Mr. Knight, however, has sojourned on the other side of a rookery and shows us what a colony of rooks is like in a series of photographs, taken from a.bove the nests, and with such clearness and crispness of de- tail as to be a positive delight even as pictures only. How on earth does he do it? Good sport its being obtained in the Towy Fishery district just now, and the rivers are in splendid con- dition. Dr. Elton caught a nice salmon of 14lbs. about a week ago. Mr. Smail on the Ystrad waters has taken a salmon and sewin. Col. Lloyd-Harries caught a small sporing salmon, also early this month, while Mr. Walter Peel, fishing on the Danyrallt waters, landed a splendid salmon 19Jdbs. on Mond.iy. On the Golden Grove waters some nice fish have been taken. Mr. Ben Jones, Drysllwyn, catching a beautiful little salmon 61bs. on Wednesday. Major Haag lost a nice fish in the Cothi the day previous. Some good baskets of trout have been caught lately, too. The largest salmon taken this year in the nets so far is 341bs.. at Ferryside; and another splendid fish of 261bs. at Carmarthen. M. Bachelet's amazing invention of a flying train has all the possibiltiies of revolutionising even the present lightning pace at which life is going. It does not look as though it were too good to be true either. A large model has demonstrated beyond question the possibility of travel at a speed of no less than 300 miles per hour, and all the big scien- tists within reach of London have satisfied them- selves as to this. It is impossible to speculate on a fraction of the wonderful changes the invention will bring about, but farmers will naturally be first attracted by the fact that if the railways of the future are based on this system they will be able to send produce for 300 miles at d. per pound. What a difference it will make, for instance, in the carriage of milk. The new train would take a cargo of milk from Llanarthney to Cardiff in about 18 minutes, almost as quickly as it could be loaded up! Lord Esher has written a notable letter to the Times on tho "incidence of taxation." He points out that one of the descriptions of the Budget by Radical papers is the taxation of the rich for the benefit of the poor. and says that he has not the slightest objection to being taxed for the benefit of the poor if lie could feel sure that the taxation levied upon him was to be wisely applied to the object. He explains that such taxation will deprive him of his only extravagance and that is the keeping of servants, gardeners, keepers, chauffeurs, or other people for whom he now provides. wages or food whom Mr. Lloyd George classes as It is the same with many hundreds of others whom the Chancellor accuses of being idle and rich. They all have their parasites." and these have wives and children whom no doubt Mr. George would doubtless label the spawn of parasites." but they must all be sacrificed to benefit—whom? Is it the poor or the thousands of nicely-salaried people who bless the day j that Lloyd George was born. .A.-7-¡- -=
OUR FREE ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Tenders are invited for cementing tha pathway leading from the Cliff at Ferryside to Brigstocke- terrace. The lowest tender will not be accepted, so applicants had better make a close inspection. IFoot- sore, c/o CARMARTHEN JOUB^'AL. An enterprising firm about to put on the market a newly-patented flashlight guaranteed to show up all crevices in the Carmarthenshire roads, requires a number of representatives. Applicants will find this a remunerative line as the article will sell at first sight, and enable motorists. &c., to detect bumps that would not otherwise be notcied—we don't think. Apply Bone-shako, c/o JOURNAL Office. To Let.—Excellent site for "camping out" at Alltywalis. Plenty of fresh air, and the green grass grew all round. my boys excellent drinking water, decent beer, some fishing; no telephones, electric light, or noisy trains; a few picturesque old thatched cottages, but they will soon be pulled down, if they do not immediately fall of their own accord.
THE TALK IS:- That something has gone wrong with the almanacks at Abergwili. Two young ladies got ready on Saturday last for Cwmmawr Eisteddfod,—which was held the previous Saturday! That the inhabitants of a certain street in this town were given a surprise entertainment on Monday night last. An unknown vocalist who had evidently been indoors until 11 p.m.. suddenly broke the dead silence about midnight with rare melody. Seated on the pavement, with his face towards the stars, he kept at it until 4 a.m., and then disappeared. It is strange that he escaped the bull's-eye warriors. 0 That the church parade held on Sunday last was the best seen in this town for several years. .00.
THE PARLIAMENTARY MACHINE MR. ASQUITH AND ULSTER. (By "Junius.") House or Commons, Westminster. "The Government decided," said Mr. Asquith on Monday, "not to criminal proceedings against the persons concerned in ihe recent gun- running in Ulster. Other steps are being taken which I do not think it desirable for the present to make public." Unionistschoed ironically and all the peace society men on the-Liberal back benches who have suddenly developed a tremendous thirst for gor looked on with anger. We shall hear in due course what are "the other steps." Unionists await the disclosure with equanimity. Some Liberals should pluckup courage and ask the Prime Minister why the proposed criminal proceedings were so scddenly abandoned. I can assert emphatic- ally that at on Cabinet meetings criminal proceed- ings against a multitude of persons, including two Members of Parliament, were authorised, and that at The next, held within twenty-four hours, this decision was reversed. Presumably the threat of "other steps" is meant for consumption in the con- stituencies where, as the Whips well know, Liberals cannot understand why nothing has been done to translate into action the loud-sounding phrases of the Prime Minister, used on the morrow of the gun-run- ning, about the prompt vindication of the law. 130-UBTFUL AND ANXIOUS." In other respects the Ulster situation remains doubtful and anxious. Mr. Redmond was at great pains the other day to denv that any memorial or representation had been made to him by the majority of his party against further concessions to the enemy. It may have been a mistake to saar that anything so formal as a memorial had been re- ceived, but it is quite well known at Westmi™*™. -¡.J\L that Mr. Redmond is aware that his men would not support him if he were to go beyond exclusion of Ulster for six years only. Mr. O'Brien's comment is instructive. "I am not in the soerets of Mr. Redmond or his Party, but I know enough of them to te sure that at least forty of his Party think what has been imputed to them; and to be equally sure that they have not written it and are not in the least likely to do so until the crash comes. Mr. Devlin's secret organisation is still powerful enough to be able to rig conventions for the choice of candidates and has still funds enough to be able 'to pay candidates their election expenges-or to refuse them. Mr. Redmond's statement that no diseon- tent exists among his followers deceives nobody in Ireland and least of all himself." What the Na- tionalists now hope is that by some means or other it will be possible to get the Home Rule Bill as it stands safely upon the Statue Book in about a couple of months' time and that their constituents may then absolve them from any responsibility for an amending Bill giving to Ulster something more than "the last word." All those who think that the 7? no^ a clear passage into law wilfully forget that Lister has not yet been conquered and that the Unionist Party has not yet become an absolute fWlelf' —i1S ShI1 -aS. trUe as i1: was a m°nth ago hat if civil turmoil is to be avoided Ulster must be excluded not merely by promise but in deBCl.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL Ladj Marteine Lloyd has returIIccflrom Paris. Mr Roch, M.P., and Mrs. Roch have moved to 24, Sloane-court, Chelsea, which they have taken for a term of years. \nW al.e JPry Ploased to learn that Mr. Howie Allen, of Grescelly, is slowly recovering from his serious i lness. Soon, we hope, to hour that he is up and about again. A most interesting wedding will take place in the autumn between JV? ss Pcveril Lloyd, second daughter of Sir Martcme Lloyd, Bronwydd, and Mr. Roger Lloyd. son of Col. Lloyd, North Wales. We are glad to hear that the wedding will be at Bronwydd as Miss Lloyd has so many friends in South Wales and all will be anxious to see the marriage as a country wedding is always prettier than a wedding in London. This marriage will unite two well-known families in North and South Wales. Lieut. General Sir James Hills-Johnes. V.C. G.C.B.. Dolaucothy, inspected the Church Parade at Carmarthen on Sunday last. Everyone was de- lighted to see the gallant General on parade. There i> nothing that he is not willing to undertake in carrying out his duties aa a soldier and a citizen. Every good movement finds him ready with his presence and support. Long may he live and con- tinue in his good work.
LOCAL NEWS. THE G.W.R. CO. announce cheap trips to London during the coming week. Details may be seen in our advertising columns. ( ARMARTHEN GOLF CLUB.—A competition will take pin -e at the links at Pontcarreg on Thursday, May 21st. Cards to be taken out between 2 and 3 p.-nl. Entrance fee, 6d. Prize, silver spoon. LOCAL WILL.—MISS Margaret Hopkins. of Bryn- hyfryd. Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire, left estate with net personalty £ 1.317. She left her wearing apparel to Dr. Barn:irdo\s II<->>PS. Stepney-causewav, She nested that no ann • c ment of her death should appear in the iapers. (' ARTHENSHinE I N F f — The Secretary betfs tc '.('knowledge with thanks the receipt of the following; £ 2 2s., Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Car- marthen: £ 2 2s., Mother of a grateful in-patient (per (Rev. A. W. Parry): periodicals. Mrs. Gwyane Hughes. Glancothi; Mr. R. M. James, Nott's-square; Mrs. Andrew Thomas. Little Water-street; Mr. Soppitt. Peterwell: flowers. Mrs. Fryer, Castell Pigyn Miss Lizzie Jqme,, at Edwinsford oranges. Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes. V.C., G.C.B. LIGHT HORSE BREEDING SCHEME.- BOARD'S PREMIUM WELSH COB STALLIOX.—There are a few more Free Nominations to be granted to the W.^h Cob Stallion. YOUNG CRIBYN WELSH FLYER." Farmers having Cob Mares of the Old Welsh type are requested to communicate with the Secretary Mr. D. H. Thomas. 5. Quay Street. Car- marthen. V -+-r- -=.:I:r- WELSH FIELD COMPANY—ROYAL EKGINEEBS.— Carmarthen uetachmcnt.-Offi.cer on duty, Lapt. J. Francis; N.O.O. on duty, C.S.M. A. R. Davies; Orderly Corporal, Lance-Corpl. D. Rees; Orderly Trumpeter, Tpr. H. Morgan. Monday: Dismounted Engineering, Mounted-Riding and driving drill; 7.30 p.m. luesray: Recruits' miniature range prac- tice; 7.30 p.m. Wednesday: Mounted and Dis- mounted, Infantry training; 7.30 p.m. Friday: Re cruits' drill; 7.30 pm. Saturday: Dismounted— Engineering, Mouuted—Riding and driving drill; 2.30 p.m.; Refreshments provicled.-k-.giled) John Francis, Captain, Welsh Field Co., R.E., Carmar- then. 4TH BATT. THE WELSH REGIMENT (E Company).— Orders for the week ending Saturday, the 23rd May, 1914:—Officer on duty, Lieut. H. M. Green; com- pany or defies, Lance-Sergeant D. 1. Hughes and Lance-Corporals D. Griffiths and T. T. Lloyd. Mon- day: Company parade, Bugle Band practice; 7.-30 p.m., drill order. Tuesday: College Half-company. Company parade, recruits' drill, brigade signallers, semaphore instruction; 2 p.m. drill order. Wednes- day Recruits' drill. Bugle Band practice; 7.30 p.m. plain clothes, Thursday: Musketry. Trained men. Part 1.; 2 p.m. Friday: Recruits' drill. Bugle Band practice; 7.30 p.m.: plain clothes. Saturday: Musketry. Trained men. Part I. 3 p.m.—By order, J. F. de Rees, Capt.. commanding E. Co. 4th Welsh Regiment, Carmarthen MERRIE ENGLAND.—There were several names omitted from our reports of the Merrie England performance. Even the ..on. secretary himself was forgotten, one to whom the society almost owes its very existence, and surely it never was more indebted to Mr. Humphreys's self-sacrifice and zeal than now. Mr. U. B. Isaac, who took the part of a soldier and also rendered valuable assistance on tho musical side. Mrs. G. B. Isaac, as a lady-in-waiting, was graceful and pleasing in a small part. while Masters Eric and Tudor Lewis as Royal Pages were excellent. Mr. F. W. Wheatley should least of all have been over- looked, seeing that he. as the vendor of mead and sack, played so vital a part in the success of the piece, but we trust that we have long aigo been forgiven by all. Y,,ITH.-The death took place on May 5th, at Brynceithyn, Parade-road, Carmarthen, of Airs. Mary Jones, wife of the late Mr. John Jones, Rhun Farm, Llanegwad. The funeral took place ou Friday last at Llanogwad Parish Church. The chief mourners were:— Mr. Dd. Thomas, Glanrhyd, Cwm- atuman; Mr. Reef. Thomas, Abercwuiboy (nephews); Mr. Rees Morgan, Penyvai (nephew); Miss Morgan' CoIwinstonp (niece); Miss Jenkins and Master Harold Jenkins, Travis-street, Barry (niece and nephew); Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Bryneithwyn, Parade-road; Miss Maggie Davies and Master David Jones; Miss Thomas. Parcrnain-street; Mrs. Evans, Queen-street; the Misses Davies, Wood's-row; Mr. John Wil- liams. Mr. Thos. Williams, the Rev. Keri Evans. The family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all those who sympathised with them in their be- reavement. THE RINK PICTUREDROME.-Tlie large numbers which iegulariy visit this placo of amusement strongly testifies to the attractiveness of the pro- gramme secured. The pictures for the latter part of this week are: -SiLai Marner," Edison grand pro- c uction, from George Eliot's world-renowned master- u" V grcutcst of all England's women novelists has been aptly caught, the smallest details have been faithfully screened. The Escape of Jim Dolan," iCdturing Tom Mix. the fearless cowboy. The- ci owning triumph of all Western masterpieces. Pathe Gazette," Old Folks at Home," Special Kings. A Leaking Pipe," Film Manufacturing. For the first part of the week .beginnin.g Monday, May 18th, the programme is as follows:—" Betraying iilg Mark," Ptthe powerful three-part feature drama by Mr. George Valdayne. A highly interesting story of a villainous double. Confederates in crime. an exciting two-part Lubin feature drama. Ftill of the most dramatic situations. Patina Gazette, The Three-Mile Limit," a pretty pathe colour drama. No one should leave the Lure ol London. which has been billed for the latter pari of next week, pass without paying a visit. EMPIRE THEATRE.-For a delightful pictorial, musi cal, and dramatical entertainment the Emnirc Theatre would be hard to surpass. Under the able superintendence of Mr. H. W. Bolton, the resident manager, the pictures as usual are very good, and the variety turns are particularly fine. A very' attract ive turn was Betty Brown," in her latest imper. solutions of famous London" stars." This is quite the most wonderful exhibition of its kind ever seen at Carmarthen and those who have not seen it will do well to pay a visit to the Empire before the end of the week. Delfa," in a novelty juggling act also pleased the audience. The chief'picture for the latter part of the week is "The Millionairess" a powerful dramatic three-part production. For next week the variety turns are "Harmony." the accom- plished lady vocalist, and "Musics" the blind instrumentalist, direct from the principal London nails, The principal pictures are.—"The Fascina- tion of the Dance," a dramatic storv of love and •brigandage, by special arrangements with Jurv's Imperial Pictures. The Curse of War." the finest coloured picture ever exhibited. "Who will marry Mary? Series 5; "Pimple's Great Bull Fight." a splendid comedy. What father saw," a Keystone coaiic. "Through Dark Days," a splendid domestic (c-rapia. and the "Warwick Chronicle." For the latfer part of this week Bettv Brown is still on the programme, and being her first visit to Car- marthen. she has received each night quite an ovation. This turn appeals to ladies mostly owing to the beautiful costumes which she displays and one ought not to let this opportunity pass without visit- ing the Empire. Don't forget to book your seats early for "The Cilrqe of War," the finest coloured drama ever produced. Ft--NERAL.-Ainidst deep manifestations of sorrow and regret the mortal remains of the late Mrs. Maria Anno Evans, wife of Mr. W. H. Evans, Aston House. 1 arcmain-street Carmarthen, were laid to rest on Sattirday.in last week at Llanllwch Church burial ground. The Rev. Griffith Thomas (vicar of St. David's) officiated, assisted by the Rev. —. Gealv curate of Llanllwch. The chief mourners were ■ — First carriage: Revs. Griffith Thomas and Gealv curate of Llanllwch and Mr Morgan Rees, Moun- tain Ash (cousin). Second carriage: Mr. W. H. Evans (husband); Mr. W. H. Evans (son); Mr C F. Evans (son); Mr. W. C. Evans (son); Mr. James n 1 Mr' H" Bona" Spilman-street father) Third carriage: Mr. J. E. James (Son-in- Jas\), Mr. Lloyd (nephew); Mr. T Negus (nephew); Mr. T. Negus (bro,aer-in-law). Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:-Husband and children; oollie and Willie; father and mother and family: Amelia and Jim; Jessie and Nonnje; Will and Nan; sisters and nieces at Cefn; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur, 81, Parcmain-street; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lee, 12. Little Water-street; Sister Adela; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Evans. Brvngeler House, Parcmain; Mrs. Thomas. Morgan's Arms; Margretta and Tom and family Edie Trades and Labour Council, Car- marthen; Mrs. G. L. Jones, Water-street; and Mrs. Weaks and Clara. The family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all who sympatliised with them m their sad bereavement. BARRY LADY S TRAGIC DEATH.-It is with regret that the many friends of Miss Annie Platts, Hazel- dene, 9, The Parade, Barry, and formerly of Car- marthen. will -p,rn of her death, which took place under tragic circumstances on Monday last. It appeared that a Miss Maggie Hamer entered the deceased's room and was startled to1 find her lying dpad on the floor with a terrible gash in the throat, ext nding almost from ear to ear. When Miss Plarts retired to bed on Sunday night she was in her usual good spirits, and did not complain to her ■fi](*nds of pooling' unwell. It would seem that the tragedy happened almost immediatelv after Miss Piatt's retirement, the bedclothes not having been disturbed, and the deceased was fully dressed when discovered, lying face downwards in a pool of blood. Dr. Gillen Irving was at once summoned, but he pronounced life to be extinct. At the inquest the following farewell message was said to be left by Miss Piatt: "My enemies are the >ause of this. Tht"- know. and will suffer. Half my possessions for Harry and the other half for Miss Wade. Give other things to Harry as well." Miss Maggie Hamer. residing at Hazeldene, who made the tragic discovery, said she did not know what the deceased meant when she wrote about enemies.—The Coroner: I expect they were imaginary —Miss Hamer: Yes.— Police-sergeant Angus said there was every indica- tion that deceased* stood in front of the mirror to use the nzor. The windpipe was severed. —A verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity was re- turned. A LECTURE.—A lecture, under the uuspioes of the Presbyterian College, was delivered by the Rey. Len Broughton, D.D., a well-known American divine, who at the present time holds a London pastorate, at Penu'el Baptist Church, CarmRrth.m, the subject being "The Twentieth Century Churco. Professor J. Oliver Stephens, B.A., B.D., presided over a large audience. Dr. Broughton said he had spent 12 years travelling throughout the world endeavouring to find out for himself what th-o Church was doing in the field of humanity and how she was grappling with the life of the present day. He had oome to two conclusions: First, that the Church was, after all, the most successful institution that the world had ever known, and also that the Church was the greatest failure that the world had ever known. It wV found the most successful when th?y looked at the conditions of Christendom in comparison with other sections of the world, and it wa.s seen to be the greatest failure when they con- sidered what the Church actually is in the world to-day and what she might have been with Christ at her back. Enumerating the characteristics of the Church that was to win its way in the world to-day, Dr. Broughton said she must be a Church that held and preached without compromise the old doctrines of the Bible. Dr. Broughton also preached in the afternoon, and afterwards visited the Presbyterian Conge, where he addressed the students. DEATH OF EX-CORPORAL MAJOR ANDREWS. The news of the death of ex-Corporal Major F. G. M Andrews, of the 1st Life Guards, son of the 1 Mr William Andrews, of the Vine Hotel. Lam- mas-street, Carmarthen, and oldest grandson of the ¡fit. Moo Tk "L •11 u ^uurews, rung-street, Warmarthen, will be received in this town with regret. ,he de- iT+h \v raS ?? y?arS °f a°e' died of Paralysis J^est London Hospital. He fought in the South African W ar with the Household Cavalry Brigade, for which ho received a medal and three bars. Owing to ill-health Mr. Andrews resigned rorn the 1st Life Guards in November 1912 He resided at Carmarthen for about seventeen years, and his most genial disposition, accompanied by his integrity of purpose, straightforward dealings and broadness of mind won for him the highest esteem wherever known. At the age of 17 years he earrTed off many prizes at the Carmarthen Park for eyeliner his loss a wife and three children with whom the deepest sympathy is felt. CHURCH PARADE AT CARMARTHEN. all P,arade> ^Presenting practically pi crritorial units in the county, was held at SKS^011 OI\Sunday iMt- The paratie, Such was chiefly drawn from Carmarthen, Llanellv Llandilo Llandovery, Golden Grove, Tumble, a^d Llan'- and I** tllC a;' £ re3»te total of 402 officers and_rank and fde The service attended was that" of the South W l' T1* tHe I>U;V- P"^ipal Parry, the 4th BatH 1 w uaiT"lng ColleS'e (chaplain to Mavor (AlJ r th RcSiment), preached. The fea^-r £ !T„ a"dMrmHrSBt th White), and other officials, joined the parade in the from the church through the principal streets to the The LlanelIy Military Band the Carmarthen National Reserve Band, and the St. David's (Carmarthen) Company Church Brigade Bugle Band, were in attendance. At the Sr James Hill,-John«. Tc G C B '3"e"1 address, spoke hifrhlv of the L wIlo> m an the smart appearance o Jones, of tho PembroW. T™ V JOr fePence- command of the parade. Pend eomanry> was in LieS^CamnSl ^avJOsJCvans- Lieut. Bishop, and m»n'VrcTnta!l, TaV?"ere *«>■ n,e»t o? «hIWe.tTS€,naS%CT*weir<,<Ch' charge of Llandilo A Tkdf °f /Umble detachment 4 th Welsh jl" Major Dowdeswen^of illeers Major Dowdeswell of National Reser v a I E n, re; Mrs. Wil- liama (Portiseliffe) and Miss D'tcham of Red in charge of the St Da 'l^r* m'ls and Lockver L«d,' HoC1rch Oth'?" °(f th° "r"1",l" n T""P of Boy Sts!'V" 6th r/1 ° Prpsp,it were: Colonel Fryer (late adjutant of Pembroke Yeomanry; W D.b.O,. secretary of West Wale- Tor *f i a » tion. and Colonel Gwynne-II„gheS, SlTnloLt^'
BRYNAMMAN NOTES L-by "PARK LANE."] The members of the ambulance class taught bv Dr tior Thi' 'IUslast'ca 11 -y preparing for the examina- I on This MSMon the class is not under (fre auspices of the Carma rthen County Council, for the w<8rthy comply with the peculiar re-ulaSons «f tlTt t0 body. It. annears tlv.f H tI0,n-s <>f that august hoiii-, of tie <llllHIlance cla!; be the Mme as thoe of the other classes. viz., from 8ix to eight ft was m,,tniftstl i I evident to all but the Council tha t Dr. Lewis coulrl not away from :11(> to cause d lr T' inconside™te regulation to cause disappointment to twentv would he has h- 1 second time which he kul to t,,ach « cla.^without getting his fees. stationed*?? police,Tlan 1,1 the district was tatiom d at Brynamman. and he had charge over \t t/rr lv/r0' i5r-yriiimi"n and Cwmtwrch. tht :T °Ur faJt'° rr° VCrv and h hts w .1 freijuenr and furious. On entering a fair an Enghsh lady ;,f ono(. Sfnv a tremendous battle in f togies*. Chwareu teg! chwareu teg!" ("fair play !raPshort Tl"°nK ShOUt°d aS th° h'Jy PaSSed the me f ? Came aCF0SS anothor fif?ht and from th V Ch™" t(' wa* 1—1 issuing t'om the circle around the combatants. The ladv passed on. and on reaching the Banwen she saw the beginning of th.. third conflict. As the crowd gath" ered about the two fellows that were pumelling each other the familiar demand for fair plav was heard by tne lady once more. "(.ood !zr,-tf, Iou- ,she ex- be'"i?0 any Taikr'' seems to be m every fio-ht! That Mr. Rhys D. Jones, Llandilo-road, is versatile is made evident .by the number of prizes he is con- tinually winning on a variety of subjects. His latest achievement was in the realm of poetry, winning the prize for the best "englyn" on Yr Allwedd" (key) at the recent Cwmmawr Eisteddfod. His effort was as follows:— Arf celfydd. rhwvstry<|d ystryw-a chudeg Warchodydd pyrth amryw Hanfod dor er agor vw Cloadur y rlo ydyw." A valuable vear-old colt was lost to Mr. Evan Rees, son of Mr. John Rees. Penrheoleithin. in a mysterious manner last week. The animal had been turned out to graze on the common, and in its wanderings had reached the road at Clwvd Wilym. Cwmllynfell. What happened is not known, but the animal was found lying by the side of the road with a lpgo fractured in three places. It had of course to be destroyed. It the Unionist party of our countrv took up in earnest the task of properly housinQ" the working classes they would confer an untold blessing upon the nation. The innumerable muddles into which the country has been plunged by the vacillating and in- prlorious policy of the Liberal oarty decisively prove that it is vain to hope for any assistance from the present administration; and as the question of the housing of the working classes is one that calls for a high degree of real statesmanship one is justified bv history in believing that such a thorny subject can h" effectively handled only by the party that relies not upon invective and declamation, but upon the impregnable principles of common business. The Small Dwellings Acquisition Act fails to meet the requirements of an industrial community, of which Brynamman is typical, because it p!aec? on T.n».Mn .■■■■111—.mi. n!■ illn■ ■ ■ n■ | nCB—nagaBM—H> an ordinary artisan a burden which is almost intol- erably heavy. First of aM, it requires the workman who wishes to have a house of his own to perform what is an impossibility (unless he has been excep- tionally favoured regarding earnings). The act re- quires him to have before commencing to build one-fifth of the prospective cost of the house and land. In most cases this represents a sum of from £5() to £ 60. and it requires but little thought to per- ceive that this precludes a very large number of workmen from taking advantage of the Act. The loan, again, has to be repaid in a period which varies from 20 to 30 years. This means that the workman yeais to find a sum which is (including rates and who wishes to have a house of his own has for several taxes, etc.) equivalent to a rent of twenty pounds per annum. This is an evident impossibity to every workman whose maximum earnings are say, 35s. per week. Several of the writers friends, whose wages considerably exceed even fifty shillings a week, have again and again told him that they would not for the second time undergo the privations which the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act forced upon them. It would bn presumptuous and futile on the writer's part to enter into details, but he r(-,peetfullv and earnestly suggests that the idea merits much consideration on the part of the Conservative leaders of our country. (Does not the writer think that the unionist Party have their work well cut out to withstand the ravages and inroads made by hen-roosters, so that they have not th chance of bettering our social conditions — ED.)
I REMARKABLE SHORTHAND I FERRYSIDE PHONOGRAPIIER'S WONDERFUL WORK. I We extract the following, together with the pnotograph and illustration, from last week's issue j-i. -Plt™a?'s Journal-' by the courtesy of the editor of that publication:— We are indebted to Mr. Lewis Giles, editor of the CARMARTHEN JOURNAL, for bringing to our notice the work of a young Welsh shorthand writer, whoso phonographic attainments1 are remarkable in the extreme, particularly in view of an unfortunate physical deformity, which would have prevented any ordinary individual irom writing the system at all. I Mr. William Williams, the phonographer in ques- I tion, lives at Garth Cottage, Ferryside, Carmarthen. | To most men a very bad deformity in both hands would have been an insuperable obstacle to writing of any kind, much less that of the characters of Phonography. So far from this being the case with 1 w Mr. Williams, by virtue of indomitable perseverance he has not only mastered the theory ef the svstem but has acquired the art of writing it with his left hand, and upside down. As will be seen from our facsimile reproduction of a specimen of his wosk, it is done with a neatness and legibility which in view of the circumstances of the case are astonish- ing. With regard to his mode of writing. lUrI Williams simply inverts the sheet of paper so that the head- ing is nearest to him, and the bottom of the sheet away from him. He then starts from the right- hand side. and reversing the ordinary method of progression, works from right to left; writing al the characters upside down, and from bottom te top instead of from top to bottom. Mr. Williams attended night classes for shorthand at Ferryside until recently. He has gained two certificates' for the art, namely the third and second class theory, and intended sitting for a speed certi- cate seme time ago, but his phonographic studies have been temporarily interrupted by the necessity of preparing for a Preliminary Law examination. e have pleasure in i>ublishing a photograph of this «lever young yhonographer, which represents him in the act of writing, and is of unique interest. It is safe to assert that no more remarkable in- stance of the successful overcoming of difficulties in connection with Phonography has come to 1 i<rht in the whole history of the art. The following is the key to the above facsimile— THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE Tlit meeting held last night to urge upon the Government the establishment of a State medical .ervue directs attention to one of the most urgent tasks of the immediate future. The panel svstem 18 r y, I pf"vlsIonal treatment of the problem of em national health, and opinion is being driven bv the sheer compulsion of facts to the cozieltitlon- that there is no final basis except a State system. Pri- vate enterprise on a commercial basis results in the degradation of the i)rofession in a false relation- ship between the practitioner and the public.
HENLLAN GRAND CONCERT.—A grand concert in aid of the Institute Fund has been arranged for Whit-Monday evening at the Hall. It is but necessary to mention the names of the artistes who will take part, in order to convince our friends that it will be a Imgc suc- cess. The soprano—Miss Jennie Jones. Newcastle- Ernlyn—always demands her encores. Mr. Harry Lewis Nelson's connection wtih the Bargoed-Teifi Male Voice Party has not been forgotten, while the name of Mr. Lewis Giles, Carmarthen, is suffi- ciently well known, and the committee were fortu- nate in having prevailed upon him to consent. Mr. T. M. Jones, of the L.C. and M. Bank. Newcastle- Emlyn. and hi.; violin understand one another so well that. well, we are pleased to see his name among the artistes for the evening. In addition a number of other talented artistes will assist in making up a programme worthy of the home of the Bargoed- Teify heroes. The chair will be taken by the Rev. E. J. Davies. B.A.. the new rector of Bangor and Henllan. who is getting highly popular in the dis- < trict. I I <