J. S. ARNOLD, STOCK AND SHARE BROKER, BANK BUILDINGS, CASTLE SQUARE, SWANSEA. Telegrams: "Jarokl." Phone: 14 Central. I have Sellers of: 300 Dunlop American Trust, 19/3 premium. 100 Baldwins Ordinary, 33/ 400 Mond Nickel 7% Preference, 19/3. 158 Anglo Belgique S/S, 20/6. 100 Ebbw Vale Ordinary, 24/3. 130 Lysaghts, 51/ 100 Cons. Cambrians, 22/6. 50 Reckitts Ordinary, 45/ 3C0 Maritime S/S at 20/ free of expenses. Bankers: London Joint City and Midland Rank, Castie Square, Swansea. (1137-9:1
Coming Events I 1919. Dec. 25th (Christmas Day)-Abergwili v. Harlequins 2nds. at the Park, Carmarthen. Dec. 25th (Christmas Day)—Concert at White Mill. Dec. 25th-Penuel Concert, Carmarthen. Dec. 25th-Dramatic Performance at Drill Ilall, Llandilo. Dec. 26th (Boxing Day)—Neath United v. Harlequins at Carmarthen Park. Dec. 26th (Boxing Night)—Concert at Soar, Penboyr. Dec. 27tli-Aberavon Harlequins v. Harle- quins at Carmarthen Park. Dec. 27th—Great picture, "Temple of Dusk" at the Lyric, Carmarthen. Dec. 28th—Vocal Recital at Christ Church, Carmarthen. Dec. 28th—Organ Recital at St. Peter's Church Carmarthen. Dec. 30th-Liandyssul Mart. Dec. Wth-T,ampeter Auction Mart. Dec. 30th-St. David's Conversazione, Car- marthen (Children). Dec. 30th-St. Clears Mart. Dec. 31st—St. Dunstan's Benefit Entertain- ments at the Lyric, Carmarthen, given by "The Frolics." 1920. Jan. 1st—St. David's Conversazione, Car- marthen (Adults) Jan Ht-Amma.nford v. Harlequins at Carmarthen Park. Jan. 1st—Tabernacle Eisteddfod, Carmar- then. .Jan. 3rcl-Gowe:rton v. Harlequins at Car- marthen Park. Jan. 5th—Dr. Maxwell's visit to Carmar- then. .Jan. 6th—Myrddin Collegiate School, Car- marthen, re-opens. Jan. 3th.—St. Peter's Christmas Tree, Car- marthen. Jan. 10th—Dr. Maxwell's visit to Carmar- then. Jan. 13th—Carmarthen County Schools re- open. Jan. 13th—Old College School, Carmarthen, re-opens.
We wish our readers at home and abroad a merry Christmas and a happy and pros- perous New Year-an old, well-worn, but dearly-prized greeting. Would that that greeting could be spontaneous and unani- mous all over the world. Up to four or five years ago, the peace and goodwill of the Christmas season were more or less taken for granted especially by us Britons. In iipite of the more or less serious wars and conflict in which we were from time to ■jiue fefigiiffeO, we enjoyed "Peace m the broad sense. We nurtured Goodwill to other broad sense. We nurtured Goodwill to other nations, and expected it, more or less, from iliem. But Armageddon came as a rude awakening, and there was an end of peace and goodwill. It looks to-duy as though :here might never again be peace or goodwill on earth. No one can analyse the relations either of nations to one another, or of .classes and peoples at home without mis- giving as to the growth of those divine attri- butes which were proclaimed to us two thou- sand years ago. After four years of war, bleeding and broken humanity has groped its way back to a resemblance of what used (to be normal conditions. But these do not -exist. The nations lately at war are, if not •fighting, not at peace; at any rate in no jsense are they united. "Russia is a morass," pays the Prime Minister. It is worse. The unspeakable horrors of Bolshevism cannot he tiidequatcly described as a "morass." Even ilpiritually, with all the fiends of fear, re- venge, malice, and savagery let loose, it is "worse than a, movass. The divine virtue of goodwill in Russia is dead. Christendom may well stand aghast at the sight, impo- tent and defeated. Germany, our late oppo- nent, is still our enemy, and will fight us again at the first opportunity. America Potits our great covenant of Peace. And we here at home? The prospects for inter- plass goodwill in Great Britain are possibly rosier this Christmas than they were a. year P90, but we are still a long way from the full revival of that spirit of national unity which won the war and which alone can' jinake us win the peace. Labour is, despite many good things done for it, dissatit-tfied and unfortunately one of its greatest aims is likely to be the greatest cause of strife. Nationalization of railways means, in the ,end, nationalization of every industry in the country, which is as preposterous as it will be ruinous. It also carries with it an im- plied charge of unfair dealing against the .employer and further serves to promote prejudice and ill-will. Not only is unity with our foreign neighbours in danger, but t <JUr own National Unity and class goodwill Bre in jeopardy. The wisdom and strength ,of a good Government can and may avert .all these dangers. We may look these dangers calmly in the face: it were better to do so than to ignore them. We may do much more. By cultivating in our own homes and in our own streets and highways and byways the divine command to foster -peace and goodwill, we may lay such a foundation of Christian Uniiy as will en- able this sad and hhaken old world of ours to pull itself together and to enable us Britons to regain, that poise and balance which is so vital to universal Peace and Goodwill. Lieut.Col. Alec Lloyd, M.C., The South Wales Borderers, at present Commanding he Shrewsbury Record Office, has been granted the Croix, de Guerre ..by the French Government.
The Talk is — That the uneven pavements with their consequent pools of water, and the loose flagstones, are causing great annoyance to jjcdestrians That many a silent has been uttered, and not only by the sterner sex either. That a fair lady on her way to a dance on Monday evening had her lovely dress bespatered with muddy water. And the language! Mentally, of course. That the stirring address to Carmarthen Unionists last week by a British lady on her terrible experiences under the Bolshe- viks in Russia deeply moved the audience. That h(.r scathing criticism of our own Bolsheviks was withering, and everybody felt it was more than fully justified.
Mr. J. R. Anthony, of Cilveithy, Kid- welly, the well-known jockey, experienced some hard luck at Hurst Park Races on Saturday, when he won three second prizes. )n each case there was only three lengths dividing him from the winner. Funeral.—The funeral of Mrs. Jane Jones, wife of Mr. Thomas Jones, Bryn- tirion, Waterloo-terrace, took place at Ebenezer burial ground, Abergwili, on Fri- day. The Revs. E. U. Thomas and W. D. Rowlands officiated at the house, and the Rev. D. Williams, Abergwili, at the chapel and graveside. The mourners were:—Mr. Thomas Jones (husband); Messrs. Tom and Gwyn Jones (sons); Miss Maggie Jones (daughter), and other relatives. Several floral tributes were sent. Personal. Dr. L. M. Davies, county mediial officer of health for Cardiganshire, son of Mi-, and Mrs. James Davies, Uchel- dir, was selected on the short list for the post of county medical officer for Glamor- ganshire. It was subsequently found that Dr. Davies was disqualified, as he will not bo thirty years of age by the date of the appointment on December 18th. Young Helpers' LÛli.Ùc.The annuaj meeting of the members of the "Young Helpers' League" was held at Water-street Schoolroom on Thursday in last week. In the evening a number of children gave a performance of "Abou Hassan," founded upon one of the "Arabian Nights" selec- tions, to a crowded audience, the funds being devoted to the League. The play was very well acted, and reflects great credit upon Mrs. Ellis and Miss Wheldon, who had trained the children. The dances were taught by Miss Neubould, of the County Girls' School. The Mayor (Rev. A, Fuller Mills) presided. Refreshments were served at the close of the performance. A con- siderable sum was collected during the year for the deserving cause, the highest sum being collected by Miss Vera Davies, 9, Hehmond-tfrnce. A repeat performance of "Abou was givrii on Friday night, when the room was again crowded. The Mayoress (Mrs. Fuller Mills) presided. Co-opeirative Conference.—The quarterly conference of the West Wales Co-operative Societies was held at the Carmarthen Indus- trial Co-operative Society's premises on Saturday afternoon, the President (Mr. D. Roderick) in the chair. About thirty dele- gates, representing eighteen societies, were present. The topic for discussion, "Political Action." was introduced by Councillor D. Williams, J.P., Swansea. The speaker urged the Co-operative Societies to orga- nise themselves as a political and municipal force, and said there was a danger of the present Government imposing unjust taxa- tion on the movement, and thereby crip- pling their resources. He advocated the necessity of propagating tlie higher ideals of the movement—the brotherhood of man. An interesting discussion followed. Tea was afterwards provided to the delegates at the Park Refreshment Rooms by the Car- Iriimlrtiieii Industrial Society. Fire.—An alarming fire occurred at the Emporium, the drapery establishment of Messrs. Henry Thoma,s and Son, on Friday evening. Soon after 6 p.m., a passer-by rushed into the shop and told an assistant, "Your window is on fire." It was found that the lower window in the Square, which contained a valuable Christmas stock of ladies dresses, was enveloped in flames. Mr Austin Thomas immediately brought the patent extinguisher, housed on the premises, to hear on the conflagration, which was subdued soon afterwards. The tire brigade were quickly on the scene, but it was found that the patent extinguisher was able to cope with the flames before their arrival. A large crowd gathered in Guildhail- square. The cause of the outbieak was the fusing of an electric wire in the window. Considerable damage was done. It was very fortunate that the tire was seen in time, otherwise matters would have de- veloped moie seriously. Old College Bchool.-Thr. Terminals were conducted last week at the Old College School. The following secured the highest aggregate in their respective rforms and aubject« in the weekly tests during the term. Forms 1, 2, 3 and 6 and iiiinistei-lals are not included on the list. Further, the candidates that sat for certificates (College of Preceptors) are exempted from the Ter- minals. Their reports will be based on the results of their work when published next January by the examiners. Appended are the names and the subjects in which each one distinguished himself on the occasion:— Form 4: Maggie Davies (literature), Maggie Davies (composition), T. B. Davies (writing), Sidney Jones, Abercaru (arithmetic), Eunice 'Thomas, Llaugunnoek (algebra). David James (mental arithmetic), J. Lloyd (Latin). Idris Davies (French), Maggie Davies (English), Marian Jones (shorthand), William Walters (metric sys- tern), William Walters (agriculture). Form 5: Ivy Furlong (history), Dorothy Thomas (literature and composition), Mary Furlong (French), Dorothy Thomas (English). Eva Morris (chemistry). Bertie Picton (short- hand). Doreen Webster (typewriting). For particulars see advertisement. Duties will be resumed on the 13th of January.
Carmarthenshire Infirmary Finances. Chairman's Explanation and Appeal fcrhelp. JOURNAL" SHILLING FUND. We desire to give the widest publicity to the following letter from the Chairman of the House Committee of the Carmarthenshire Infirmary (the Rev. Canon C. G. Brown) which explains the financial position that faces the institution at the moment, and appeals to the public for help. This is the letter referred to:- The Carmarthenshire Infirmary. DEAR SIR, May I trespass on the hospitality cf the columns of your valuable paper to remove a mis- apprehension, which, it appears, exists in the minds of many who are interested in the welfare < f the Carmarthenshire Infirmary. There is an idea that the funds of the Infirmary were never so flourishing and the Institution never so prosperous as at present, and that because the Committee has received a grant of £ 6,000 from the Joint Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of S. John. This is not the case. A grant of is OFFERED, but on condition that the new Wing is added to the present buildings, and such internal alterations effected as will provide a Ward of seventeen beds. This means that at least £"-1..0:);) must be contributed by generous donors, and not only so, for if this C4,000 be not raised by August 3 rst next, the offer of the grant will be withdrawn. That the House Committee must adopt means for raising this fund is certain. That the appeal when made shall meet with a generous response is much to be desired. Yours truly, CHARLES GILBRET BROWN Chairman House Committee. The public will observe from the appeal that the Carmarthenshire Infirri try is placed in a very trying position. An offer of a sum of 26,000 'from the British Red Cross Society places within their reach some most desirable, most urgent extern to the building, but the offer is conditional upon the Infirmary management fv^jnp nnother sum of Z4,000, so as to make a total of £10,000, which is needed to carry O, the exten- sion. Furthermore, this £4,000 must be secured by Aug. 31st of next yei<r. otherwise the offer from the Red Cross Society will be withdrawn, and the whole Pi iposal will lapse. The consequence will be that the whole scheme to put up a new wing to the Infirmary and thus further to add to the value of it as a county institution ir the relief of pain and sickness will come to nought. The Committee are therefore faced with what most people will regard as a grave difficulty. During the next eight months they must collect a sur, of £ 4,000. There is one bright side to the difficulty, however, and it is that it is ov > which can be solved long before that period expires by the public itself. We have not he slightest doubt that the public could in that time subscribe B40,000, let alone £ 4,000, ..nd scarcely miss the sum. We appeal to our readers in West Wales and wherever they may be placed to-day to render prompt assistance in finding this sum of £ 4,000 for the Carmarthenshire Infirmary and to render it quickly. We do this with confidence, and we m»an to offer every possible help to the Committee of the Infirmary in their undertaking. It should be a light undertaking; that rests entirely with the public. War may never come again, but sickness and the agony of prolonged physical pain will always remain a heritage to us all. The Carmarthenshire Infirmary is one of the many institutions which are doing a vast work in lessening pain and siekness. It has brought happiness and comfort to thousands of homes. Those who. are at home during this present Christmas should express their gratitude for the fact and their sense cf if, goodwill to all people by giving a substantial sum towards this fund. No more suitable opportunity could await us all for doing a little good this Christmas. The Carmarthen Journal are opening a Shilling Fund and propose to open it with a donation of 100 shillings. We shall devote as much space weekly as is necessary to advertise this great appeal, and to publish donations to our Shilling Fund. Please do not let this appeal "dry." Let there be one resounding answer, and let it bo made at once. Will readers help us promptly in our efforts to aid the I;ommitteo of the Infirmary? Subscriptions may be sent in addressed to the MANAGER, CARMARTHEN JOURNAL," CARMARTHEN. and should be marked in the corner of the envelope Infirmary Fund." All the donations will be immediately forwarded to the Secretary of t).e Carmar- thenshire Infirmary (Mr. W. D. Thoma.-), and will be acknowledged weekly ir this page. THE "CARMARTHEN JOURNAL" SHILLING FUND FOR THE CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY. Amounts received :— Shillings. Carmarthen Journal lCoO
O- Local Weddings » JONES-GRIFFITHS. A pretty wedding of local interest Willi solemnised at St. Pud's Church, Llanelly. on Saturday, when Mr. Emrys Thomas Jones, eldest WI-l of :\1". and Mrs. W. J. Jt>nes, 14. Orchard-street, Carmarthen was married to Miss Doroihy Rachel Griffiths, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David James Griffiths, 1, Amos-street, Lakefield. Llanelly. The vicar, the Rev. D. Davurs, officiated. Given away by her father the br:de was charmingly attired in a powder blue costume with a white velour hat, and was attended as bridesmaids by her sisters, the Misses Gwladys and Edith Griffiths. The bride and bridesmaids carried shower bouquets of white chrysanthemums, the gifts of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were discharged by Mr. Ivor Jenkins, 1, Bryn-road, Llanelly (cousin of the bride). Among those who attended the ceremony were: Mr. W. J. Jones and Mr. Ernest Albert Jones (father and brother of the bridegroom); Mr. Ben Griffiths, Amos- street, Llanelly (brother of the bride), and Miss Baldwin, New-road, Llanelly. After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the bride's home, where a sumptuous wed- ding breakfast was partaken of. The bride and bridegroom have reoeived numerous costly presents. The bridegroom served as stoker on H.M.S. Aqnitania during the war, and the best man spent oVer four years on the Western Front. In the after- noon the party journeyed to the bride- groom's homo at Carmarthen, where ano- ther sumptuous repast was provided. EVAXS-BFRTOX. At Tabernacle Baptist Chapel on Satur- day, the wedding took place of Mr. W. J. Evans. elder son of Air. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, 13. Orchard-street, and Miss Lillian Burton, second daughter of the late Mr. J. Burton, and of Mrs. Burton, Outward. Leeds. The bride, who was neativ attired in a navy blue costume, with white velour hat and white furs, was given away by Mr. William Evans, BwJchnewydd. The brides- mai,ls were the bridegroom's sisters. Miss May Ev:ms (nurse at the Mental Hospital), who wore a powder blue costume, with white velour hat, and Miss Gwla.dys Evans, who was attired in white silk with hat to match. The best man was Mr. Alwyn Evans, Priory-street. The wedding break- fast was partaken of at 13, Orchard-street, after which the bride and bridegroom left for Swansea for the honeymoon. The bridegroom served in France for several years. I
Double Wedding FASHION ABLE LONDON-WKLSII CEREMONY. An interesting London-Welsh double wed- ding took place at all Saints' Church, Black- heath. on Saturday between Mr. John W. Gaisford, R.F.A., son of Lieutenant-Colonel D. J. Gaisford, late Essex Imperial Yeo- manry, and Mrs. Gaisford, Dallys-grove, Meath, and Gwvn elder daughter of Mr. Henry Bath, fo. n; ly of Alltyferin, Nant- garedig, Carm, .-hire, and Mrs. Henry Rath, Blaekheath ..i.d between Mr. Arthur Champion de Cri -p.guy, Suffolk Regiment, -;oil of Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Champion dc Crespieny. Regent's Park, and Sioned, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bath. The Rev. Dr. Crofer, vicar of St. Germain's, officiated, assisted by the Rev. C. Palmer, vicar of All Saints'. The wedding service was fully choral. The brides, who were met at the church door by the clergy and choir proceeded up the aisre to the hymn 'Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us." They were given away by their brother. Mr. Hy. Bath, and were similarly attired, wearing white satin gowns with of silver workied in holly leaves, crossed over corsage of silver net and holly leaves. Sashes of silver ribbon drawn at the side into a beautiful buckle relieved the ciresses, while the corsage was held up on 1,0 side with a spray of orange blossom. The brides wore trains of white satin lined with silver net, held on shoulders with two brilliant buckles with a horseshoe of orange blossoms, and white heather tied with large bows of silver ribbon. Wreaths of silver leaves and orange blossom covered the white tulle veils, a gift of their grand- mother. Bouquets of white carnations tied with silver ribbon were carried. The b; idesmaids in attendance were Esther and Mary Stokes fcousins of the bride) and Nellie Blandford and Maidie Jocelyn, and they were charmingly dressed in v ;ut>: net gowns over white satin. Pink sadl" pin tulle veils, and wreaths of appie blossom cc mpleted their dress. Each bridesmaid caviied a bouquet ot wintc heather illi(i pink bravardias tied with ribbon. The dresses were made and designed by Madame Rachel. Captain H. P James, late oi the Suffolk Regiment, and i,letitatiaiit-Coiiiztlider A. Alison (cousin of Mr, Gaisfcrd) acted as best men. The bride's grandmother, Mrs. Wyndham Lloyd, wore a black velvet gown and a toque of black velvet trimmed with white gar- denia^ In the case of Mr. and Mrs. Gaisfoui, liie honeymoon will be spent in Switzer- land, while Mr. and Mrs. Champion de Crespigny will go to Cornwall. The brides' fcC.tlig-away drosses consisted cf blue velvet and blue brocade hats, with silver grapes as trimming. Presents -were given to the bridesmaids by the bridegrooms of gold and pearl brooches. A reception was afterwards held at The Paragon. Bbickheath, when a large niihiLei- of guests jjittoJeJ Mr. Gaisford belongs to a younger branch of the Gaisfords of Offington, who held the Bulkington property in Wiltshire in the reign of Edward IV., and is also related to the Gaisford St. Laurence.s cf Howth Castle. His mother is a daughter of the late General Sir Archibald Alison, Bart, G.C.B.. and he is also related on his mother's side to Lord Dormer, of Grove Park, Warwick- shire. His cousin, Mr. Hugh Gaisford, is Charge d'Affaires of the special mission to the Vatican Mr. Arthur Champion de Crcspigny be- longs to a younger branch of the family, of whom the head is Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, Bart. His mother was a Miss Clarke Thornhill, of Ru>hton Hall, Noith- ants. The brides are the daughters of Mr. Henry Bath, of Alltyferin, Carmarthenshire, who is de see ended from Sir Henry Bath, who originally settled in Cornwall at the time of the Norman Conquest. Their mother was a Miss Wyndham Lloyd, grand- daughter of Captain Morgan Pryse Lioyd, M.F.H., of Giansevin, Llangadook, Cav- maitlionshiie, one of the oldest families in Wales, descended from Rfoodri Mawr, King of Wales, and Edward IV., King of Eng- In lid. She is also descended by. marriage from Edward Devcreux, 11th Viscount Hereford, and her grandmother was a daughter of Colonel Sackville Gwynne, of Glenham Park, Llandovery.
— local Obituary MASTER W. B. WILLIAMS. The death took place on Monday evening of Master Willie B. Williams, who lived with his grandmother at 37, Waterloo-ter- race. He was 16 years of age, and the son of Mr. William Williams, John-street. Of a loving and amiable disposition, he was a great favourite with his many friends, amongst whom his demise has aroused sin- cere regret. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family. The funeral takes place on Boxing Day at Rhydargaeau, pro- ceeding from the house at 2 p.m.
Shortage of Christmas Fare VERY SMALL SUPPLY AT CARMARTHEN MARKET. As on Saturday, there was a great scarcity of turkeys and geese, and other poultry, at the Christmas Market at Carmarthen on Tuesday, and no dcubt a large number of people who did not book their requirements earlier in the year, will be without their u^.vil Yulctide fare on Christmas Day. Farmers coming into the markets were im- mediately surrounded by an eager crowd of would-be purchasers, and when by chit nee there, was a turkey or goose for sale, there was an excit'r -eramble, and on more than one I police had to keep- back the people ■inuring for poultry. Prices asked -.ili(i oi v. <>re well beyond the controlled prices. One of the reasons for the shortage in the markets is that during the past week the countryside has been, scoured by dealers who went from farm to farm and carried away in motor-cars sup- plies for the industrial districts.
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I Carmarthen Borough Police Court ) Monuay, Dec. 2L.t.-DeIorc the Mayor (ReV. A. Fuller Mills), and Messrs. T. Bland Daves. Rces Davies, John Griffiths, and D H. Wiliiams. Jane Jones (widow), 3, Island-row, Car- marthen, was charged with having been drunk and incapable. P.C. Morgan said that at 2.20 p.m. on Saturday he saw defendant in Lammas- street. She was lying down on the foot- path, face downwards. W itness picked her up and found she was drunk. With assist- ance, he locked her up. Defendant said a friend of hers had given her a glass of whiskey. She did not re- me'nber anything about it. In fining her 5s., the Mayor remarked, "You have commenced very eaTly with the festivities; you better stop now until next Chistmas twelvemonth. John Davies, 63, St. Catherine-street, and John Deveraux, St. David's-street, were both charged with having been drunk and disorderly. P.C. Wm. Davies said he saw the two defendants coming out from the New Inn, Lammas-street, at 10 p.m., on the 18th inst. Both were staggering drunk, and on crossing the road, they started singing. Witness went on to them, and Davies I stepped sirging, while Devereaux used } obscene hrguage. By trying to go home, they both fell near Water-street. They got up again and went home arm-in-arm. Davies, who appeared and pleaded guilty, was fined 10s., and Devereaux, who did not appear, £1. John Davies was also charged with being drunk on licensed premises. P.C. Wm. Davies said that at 9.45 p.m. on the 19th inst. be found defendant drunk in the kitchen of the New Inn. The landlady told him that Davies was drunk when he came into the house. Davies said he had be laid up for a month and was weak. "At the best of time" he added, "I am not right in the legs." He was fined ICs.
LLANGAIX FARMERS' UNION, Sir,—I read the account of a meeting held in the parish of LI-iiigain, which was re- ported under the above heading in your last week's issue, and I shall be much oblnged by your kindly ailoivizig me to reply through the medium of your next issue to the following effect, VIZ. t 'J ha- T refrain fri '11 <In" f'0i1W1f'P'" ttin speech of the ptncipal -,apeitl,, i, th.- Rev. Evan Jones, who is the vicar of the parish, and who, I understand, acts in the dual capacity of land agent to the Green Castle Estate in the same parish; but who, I presume, has been trained solely ecclesias- tically, and as a natural sequence has been consecrated to the service ot the Church of England and the ministry of religion, pre- ferring to leave the justice or the injustice of infl application for a small holding to the ad udication of the proper tribunal, which is comprised very largely, if not entirely, of gentlemen who are practical agriculturists. With regard to Ali,, Daniel Johns' com- ment on the way the Small Holdings Act is being administered in our county, and of his tribute in favour of an ex-sailor or soldier, or that of an application from an agricul- tural labourer. I have only to say that I shall be quite i-tady to stand aside and to let etiher one of them have the small hold ing for which I am applying out of Green Castle Farm, as also my marsh known us Green Castle Island, without which I am s a re the former would not be wanted.— Yours, etc., E. J. EVAXS. Ystrad, near Carmarthen, 22nd December, 1919.
London Bank Outrage CARMARTHENSHIRE MAN'S STORY OF THE ATTACK. Edward Reginald Leek Was agaiii charged at Wood Green on Friday with feloniously shooting at Frank Edgar Morgan bank manager (a native of Gwynfe, Llangadoek), with intent to murder him. Counsel related how prisoner called at the bank on Dec-ember 12 and produced the photo of a deceased customer, whose widow he purported to represent. Upon the manager turning round he saw a revolver near his face. He knocked the revolver up. and in the struggle which ensued the prisoner fired, the bullet passing through the manager's crat. Prisoner was secured by Morgan, and his staff, who tied him up until the police arrived. Mr. Morgan bore out counsel's statement, and added that when lie saw the revolver flash he fell, thinking he was done for, but when he found he was all right he called out, "Hold him, boys, whatever you do." The police stated that prisoner said he only intended to scare Morgan. The prisoner, who added that he was only after money, was committed for trial.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Carmarthenshire Foxhounds will meet on Monday, Dec. 29tli, at Forest Gate, near Whitland, and on Thursday, Jan. 1st, at The Kennels; each day at 11 a.m. The Neuaddfawr Foxhounds will meet on Monday Dec. 29th, at Ystrad, and on Thursday, Jan. 1st, 1920, at Alltyrodyn .A-ms; each day at 10.30 a.m.
Staff Party.—The staff of the Grammar School gave a rctirrn party to the staff of the County Girls' School at the County School on Friday last, when a very enjoy- oble time was spent. Property Sale. At the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, Messrs. Lloyd and Thomas offered freehold dwel- ling-houses in the borough. No. 7, Picton- terrace, otherwise "Lisson House," now in the occupation of Miss Fmnces Thomas, the vendor, was sold for £ 510 to Mrs. Har- ries, Newton Park, Conwil. Avon House, in the AK'enue, in the occupation of Mrs. W. H. Thomas under a quarterly tenancy, was bought by Mr. N. Barger, Carmarthen, for 9450. No. 20, Water-street, held by Miss E Davies, as monthly tenant (tenant paying rates), wits sold for £ 190 to Mr. Davies, 117, Priory-street, Carmarthen. No. 21, Water-street, double-frontage was sold for £ 240 to Mr. T. Davies the tenant. Messrs. Walters and Williams, Carmarthen, and Mr. T. Howell Davies, Carmarthen, were the solicitors. School Concert.—Before "breaking-up" for the Christmas holidays the staff and pupils of the Pentrepoeth Girls' School held a concert on Wednesday afternoon. They sang several choiuses together, i\ iiiie several paities sang coon songs and action songs. At the dose of the concert "Father Christ- mas" paid a visit to the school and presen- ted the children with oranges. Gift Service.—There was a unique- and impressive service at the English Wesleyan Sunday Schoolroom on Sunday afternoon, when the Sunday School took the form of a special gift service. This year the offerings, together with other subscriptions, are being devoted to the erect-ion of a tablet in tne church in memory of the four members of the church who fell in the late war. There was a large attendance. As is customary at this service, all present, beginning with vie little ones, marched up to the table in front, where they deposited their offerings. M iss Millie Wintle read the lesson, and I addresses were delivered by the minister, Rev. Ernest Fitch, and Mr. R. J. Jones (Sunday School Superintendent). Christmas carols were sung. Dance.—There was a large number at the annual dance of the "Old Girls' Associa- tion." at the County Girls' School on Mon- day dvening. Dancing was kept up until 12 p.m. Following the usual custom, the Mayor (Rev. Fuller Mills) will attend in state the morning seivic-e at St. Peter's Church on Christmas Day. The mayoral procession will leave the Guildhall about 10.30 a.m., and it is hoped there will be a good muster. Social. Ihe students of the Myrddin Col- legiate School held a social on Thursday evening, the 18th inst., at the Central Dining Rooms. After partaking of an ex- cellent repast, a concert was hold, when the following took part .—Pianoforte duet, Misses S. Thomas and C. Walsh; pen ill ion singing, Mr. Willie Jeremy. Elim; solo, Miss Connie Walsh; recitation, Mr. D. J. Davies Lanybyther; solo, Miss E. Lloyd, Conwil: pianoforte solo, Miss Sally Thomas, Carmarthen; recitation, Miss E. Leyshon! Llantwit; penillion singing, Mr. D. J. Davies; recitation, Mr. Eryr Jones, Pata- gonia; solo, Miss C. Walsjjj; impromptu specch: Mr. D. T. Evans, Swansea (first prize): debate, Mr. Myrddin Davies, Gar- nant, and W. J. Bowen, Burry Port Miss SalJie Thomas acted as accompanist, and the Rev. D. Glyndwr Richards, B.A., B.D. (hoirdmaster), presided. Durng the last term Mutual Improvement meetings have hoen held after school hours on Wednes- days, when instructive and interesting papers were retti by the followingMr. Gwilym Evans, Pontyberem, on "Silas Marner" Mr. Myrddin Davies on "Dora" (Tennyson); Mr. A. 1. Jones (chemist) on Alcohol'; the Headmaster on "Tennyson." A debate on "Should Women enter Parlia- ment?" was also hc!d, the affirmative being taken by Miss S. Lloyd, ^and the negative by Mr. W. Lloyd Jones, Carmarthen. Fur- ther addresses and lectures will be given next term, which commences on January 6th. Empire Theatre.—On Christmas night, Her Big Brother" will be shown Lt ;he Empire, featuring Mrs. Charlie Chaplin and W. S. Hart. On Friday and Saturday a splendid picture, entitled The Eyes of the World," will be screened. This is a drama of intense interest, featuring a desperate struggle on the edge of a cliff a thousand feet in the air. "Hands Up" will also be shown. The Lyric.—A splendid programme has been booked at The Lyric for Christmas week. For Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes- day of this week Bombardier Wells is seen in the Great Game." On Thursday (Christmas night) an exciting matrimonial, adventure, "Our Wife," will be screened, while on Friday and Saturday "The Temple of Dusk" is the chief picture. Another episode of "Houdini" is also included in the programme. There will be a matin< e on Friday and Saturday. The Frolics.—On Wednesday, 3ht inst., The Frolics will give three performances at The Lyric in aid of St. Dunstan's Hostel for the Blind. Those who are desirous of hear- ing this talented local concert party and at the same time of supporting one of the most worthy causes should book their seats early, as the performances will no doubt be well patronised.