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LLANDYSSUL. Messrs. Thomas Jones and Sons con- ducted a sale of fat cattle at the Christmas Cattle Mart (Station Mart) on Thursday in last week. Prizes were offered for various glasses c/f cattle. The judges were Messrs. T- Edwards, Dolmaen, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, and Jack Thomas, Penybedd, Rurry Port. In our report of the concert at the Porth Assembly Room, we inadvertently omitted 1J.1e name of Mrs. Madoc Jones. The Yicar- ae, as one of the two teachers (the other King Miss Amy Joiiei), of the children in 11 t"r excellent dancing.
VELINDRE. At a recent examination of the London College of Music (Pianoforte Primary), Miss Sarah Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Esau Evans, Goitre-uchaf, and Miss Sarah Anne Davie,, daughter of Councillor Hemy Davies, J.P., Pantyrhebog, have both passed first-class, securing a very high percentage of marks. Both are pupils of Miss Jenkins, Cartref, Velindre.
Supplies were below demand at Lampeter Christmas market on Monday. Consequent- ]y trade was brisk and dealers bought up at various 'prLoes. Lo(':l people complained, but farmers paid no heed.
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Day by Day FRIDAY. The Prince of Wales visited the City yes- terday, and was presentel by the Lora Mayor at the Guildhall with an address of welcome from the Corporation on his re- turn from his tour in Canada and the r nitpd States. Afterwards at a. Mansion House luncheon the health of his Royal Highness wis proposed by Mr. Lloyd George. In reply the Prince said he had come back with a much clearer idea of what was meant by the British Empire. He spoke of his desire to visit India, and added: "I mean to travel throughout the Empire as much as I can." In n. despatch describing the existing deadlock ir> America over the signing of the Peace Treaty, the Washington Correspon- dent of the Morning Post says there is unquestionably a substantial majority in favour of ratfication. It s expected that a serious attempt to end the present impossible position as between Democrats and Repub- licans, will be made on the reassembling of Congress after Christmas. The Prime Minister, in the House ot Commons, yesterday reviewed the situation I in Central Europe, and emphatically declared that the time had come for this country to Jlegotiate peace with Turkey, irrespective of I what America might do. He had no doubt that eventually America would join with the Allies in establishing an effective League of Nations. In any event, the duty of this country was to go forward in the path which gave the best promise of a perma- nent peace. The Special Correspondent of the Morning Post, telegraphing from Agram, says the Municipal Council of Fiiune has voted by an overwhelming majority against the con- tinued occupation of the city by d' Annunzto, who was hissed in the street^ and whose reign is considered to be over. The re-establishment of the neutrality of Belguim has been formally disapproved by the Belguim Government. The offer by the French and British Governments to guar- antee, on certain conditons. the territorial integrity of Belguim for five years is thus rejected. SATURDAY. Mr. O'Grady make a statement, tele- graphed from Copenhagen, in which he ex- plains fully how the negotiations between himself and the Societ envoy, Litvinoff, came to break down. The Soviet is roundly accused of bad faith. The Extremists, it is announced from Cairo, are making great efforts to induce Government servants and others in Egypt to strike as a protest against the Milner Mission, which has quietly started work in Cairo. Sir John Alcock, who was .knighted in recognition of his trans-Atlantic flight from England last June, and won the £ 10,000 prize, has died in hospital at Rouen, as the result of a mishap while flying. Mr. Bonar Law has secured the consent of the House of Commons to the immediate passing of a Bill to increase the pensions of aged persons. It was announced yesterday morning by the Lord Chancellor that the Home Secre- tary had advised the King to commute the death sentence passed on Arthur Beard for the murder of a young girl in July. His case is being considered, on appeal from the Court of Appeal, by the House of Lords, whith has reserved judgment on a point of law. Mr. J. H. Thomas said yesterday he believed the Government's new scheme re- specting the standard wage for railwaymen would meet the requirements of the situa- tion, and he had hope of a satisfactory settlement. MONDAY. Fuller accounts of the attempted assassi- nation of the Viceroy of Ireland go to show that the most elaborate plans had been made to ensure the carying out of the crime. All things considered. Lord French's escape was almost miraculous. The Dublin newspapers condemn and de- nlore the sinister occurrence, and many congratulations haive been received by the Lord-Lieutenant. Archbishop Walsh has issued a strongly- worded letter to his clergy, which was reaa from the pulpit in many Roman Catholic places of worship yesterday. He denounces the attempted crime, as much on political as on religious grounds. M. Berthelot, representing the French Foreign Minister, and M. Ignace. Minister oE Military Justice, arrived in London from Paris last night. The object of their visit is to copfer with the British authori- ties upon the procedure to be adoptea respecting tho surrender of war criminals by Germany.
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Kidwelly Town Council The monthly meeting of the Town Coun- cil was held in the Town Hall on Friday, the 19th inst., the Mayor (Councillor J. Morgan) in the chair. There were present: Aldermen S. H. Anthony and Thomas Rey- nolds; Councilors J. Harris (Castle), D. Davies, -Hy. Wilk;ns, J. Morgan (Water- street), E. Cole, Griff Evans, S. P. Gravell, W. L. Williams and D. J. Howells; to- gether with Mr W. R. James, town clerk; Mr. D. Edwards, surveyor; and Mr. T. L. Williams, collector. Messrs. W. L. Williams and D. J. Howells, having made the declaration ox acceptance of office, were extended a wel- come by the Mayor. A letter from Mr. Chas. Maliphant, secre- tary of the Eisteddfod held on Whit-Mon- IM v. 1919, enquired whether the council ac- i cepted the offer of the committee of E30 to- wards the Memorial Fund. Coun. Cole said the whole affair seemed > be in a muddle, but on the principle that one bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, he moved that the offer be accep- ted. Let them be more oarefnl in the future. Ald. Reynolds—We accept under protest. Coun. Wilkins seconded, remarking that although the Eistedfod posters and tickcts red that a pharo of the proceeds-and 11.. understood that to mean a half—would go to the Memorial Fund, they might lose by litigation. Ald. Reynolds—I cannot find any corro- boration of the Mayor's statement that tie committee promised to give half the pro- ceeds. The motion to accept the L30 under pro- test was unanimously carried. It was decided to proceed with necessary repairs at the Quay. It was resolved that the Clerk write to Mr. Gaxnons Williams pointing out that, owing to the bad state of repair of the sluice gates at Commissioners' Bridge, the adjoining land was suffering damage. The Council decided to recommend the claims of two disabled ex-soldiers-Messrs. T. L. Williams and Morton Wild—to the Llanelly Boaxd of Guardians for the post of poor rate collector, but as the former was a married man and already held the post of rate collector for the borough, that his claim be given the preference. It was resolved to issue a warning to Mr, Morgan. Caernewydd, against allowing his > cattle to trespass on Corporation land. The state of the road between the two rows of houses in Gwendraeth Town was under consideration, and it was decided that it be put in order, and to charge the owners their proportionate share of the cost. It was decided to serve notice on the owner of 2, Abbey-street, requiring him to repair the roof, failing which the Council would carry out the work and charge him with the cost. It was also resolved to request the ownr of 79, Priory-street, which was partly flooded, to abate the nuisance by draining the surface water into a cesspool in the garden. The plan for extensions at the Priory, which is being converted into a Co-operative Stores, was passed subject to approval by the Medical Officer and Surveyor. The public lighting arrangements were the Medical Officei- and Surveyor. The public lighting arrangements were reported to be very unsatisfactory, and it was resolved to meet a representative of Messrs. Willey and Co. to confer on the matter. The offer to give a course of lectures in Horticulture was not accepted for the present. The Tennis Club were given permission to use the Town Hall for occasional meet- ings on payment of Is. per meeting to cover cost of fire, light, and cleaning. It was decided to support a resolution from Bermondsey, in favour of applying the balance of the Prince of Wales Fund to the relief of distress in general; and one from Morecambe Corporation in favour of charging owners of met or char-a-bancs, etc., with a fair mileage rate towards the cost of maintenance and repair of roads. The Llanelly Town Council asked support for a resolution requesting the Government to advance to local authorities the neces- sary moneys to enable them to proceed effectively with their housing schemes.— This was accorded. Councillor Cole again brought forward the question of the town clock, and it was de- cided to communicate with Mr. Palmer, r'Carmarthen, in the matter. The auditor's report was reecived and ordered to be printed and circulated. It was decided to sue certain holders of land for rents, unless these were paid within seven days. The Clerk reported a satisfactory inter- view with the engineer of the G.W.R. Co. in the matter of the embankments. It was resolved to ask Mr. John Thomas, J.P., to use his influence with the owners of a well at Cefny to grant permission to erect a ram. etc., in order to supplement the Mountain Water Supply.
Ecclesiastical ADDRESS ON WORK OF CHURCH ARMY AT LLANDILO. Llandilofawr Ruridecanal Chapter, pre- sided over by the Rural Dean (the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, M.A.), was addressed by the Rev. E. Hughes, B.A. (organising secretary of the Church Army), who emphasised that the work of the Church Army did not cease with the war. He I referred to its many social activities, ap- pealing to the parishes for their help and co-operation. The Rev. E. Thompson Jen- kyns, B.A. (vicar of Manordilo), was ap- pointed organising secretary of the Church Army for the deanery.
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Lampeter Petty Sessions The monthly sessions were held on Fri- day, before Messrs. Walter Davies (in the chair), J. W. Davies, D. G. Munro Hughes, Charles Evans, W. Inglis Jones, and U. Thomas (mayor), and Major B. Davies- Evans. George William Taylor, M.M., M.S.M., Cwmoooh, Llangybi, a demobilised soldier, charged David Lloyd, Derry Lodge, with having assaulted him on the 11th Decem- vir. Mr. D. F. Lloyd appeared for com- plainant, and Mr. Arnold W. Davies for de- fendant. Complainant said he went to Derry Lodge on the 11th, and asked defendant why he had sent the dogs after the fowls. Defen- dant replied- that he would kill them all. Defendant went to the stable to fetch a whipple tree, and tried to strike him on the head with it. Witness held his arm up, and it struck him on the arm. Deefndant struck him again, and he ran away a few yards. Witness got a stone and was going to hit defendant, but defendant struck him again and he was helpless. He then went to the doctor. Dr. E. Eivans said complainant called upon him. He had a bruise on the left arm with an abrasion. The bruise was three inches by one. The injuriest were consistent with the complainant's story. Defendant, giving evidence, said com- plainant came into his yard and urked tvm why he drove his fowls awav. He asked the complainant where they were, and com- plainant replied that they were in the The field belonged to witness. Com- plainant said he would make him IPRn :"JlI alone. He told oomplainant that, in that case, he had better bring the cow up. The complainant then buttoned up his coat, and J came on spitting on his hands. He told him to keep back, and to send the owners of the fowls to speak to him. Witness pro- ceeded to go into the stable and com- plainant followed. He told him fo Lecp out. but cimplainant said he would come in ajid that he could not turn him out. He then took hold of a stick. Com- plainant went for a brick and hit jt at him. He stopped it with his hand, but it touched his face and loosened his t< oth. complainant then ran away and he Tan after him with a stick. Compm riant topped about forty yards away and threw stones. Complainant said he would watch his c.1 i c again, and witness was afraid of him He might have bit him with the stick in the scuffle. The stick was what they call a 'stretcher." The Bench dismissed the case. A cross-summons by Lloyd -against Taylor was then withdrawn. D.C.C. Williams charged Daniel Lloyd, Drumddu Hall, Silian, with having furiously driven a horse and trap in College-street on the 6th December. Defendant denied the charge. P.C. Ivewis said that about 10.30 p.m. on the 6th he saw defendant going at full gallop. By Walter's Hotel he stepped out an front in order to stop him. He shouted to him to stop, but he tooJi: no notice. Defendant said his pony was 28 years of age. He had only paid J38 for it, and the best bid he could get for it the other day was J64. It had since died. The pony was not galloping and could not go fast. The case was dismissed. The same defendant was charged by D.C.C. Williams with having driven a carriage without the lights prescribed by the Lights on Vehicles Order on the same night. Defendant admitted the charge. It was stated that he ha.d one light, while two front lamps and one rear lamp were re- quired by the Order. Fined 7s. 6d. Lewis Jones, Bwlchwerneufach, Gartheli, was charged by D.C.C. Williams with having driven a carriage without light on the same night. P.C. Lewis proved the charge, and said defendant had no lights at all. Fined Ms. David Jone". Drewen. Dihewyd, for using a carriage without a licence, was fined 7s. 6d. Herbert Matthews. Ffosyffin, was sum- omned for a similar offence on the same date. He was also charged with having used a mctor-car without a licence. Defendant did not appea'r, and P.C. Lewis proved both charges. A letter was read from Mr. D. Emrys Williams, Aberystwyth, stating that the licences had not been taken out through an oversight. Mr. Matthews took out licences immediately, and the motor-car had only been used 09 two occasions before the licence was taken out. Fined 7s. 6d. in each case. Mr. Ivor Evans, Aberystwyth, appeared to prosecute in each case.
Iolo Morganwg once visited Dr. Burgess, the Bishop of St. David's, at Abergwili Palace, and during that time he terrified the servants by his nocturnal wanderings after the family had gone to rest. Peeping over the staircase they saw the bard in his night- cap pacing to and, fro in the hall with a candle in one hand aud a book in the other.
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Farmers' Union and the Price of Butter At a meeting of the central council of the Carmarthenshire branch of the National Farmers' Union at Carmarthen on Satur- day (Mr. Pryse-Rice, Llandovery, presid- ing). the Secretary (Mr. Daniel Johns) re- ported on the visit of the deputation to the Board of Agriculture urging that steps be taken either to increase the price of butter or have the price decontrolled, and stated he had every confidence that the effort made would be successful. A resolution was passed protesting against the inclusion of farm workers in the Employ- ment Bill No. 2, as, in the opinion of the council, such inclusion would be inimical to "die agricultural industtry. The Board of Agriculture wrote stating that Mr. Llewellyn Griffiths, Tanlan. the union s nominee, had been appointed one or the employers' representatives on the est Wales District Agricultural Wages Board. The council approved of the nomi- nation of Major Protheroe-Beynon, Tre- wern. as an independent member of the Board. At the annual meeting of the Newohurch sub-branch of the National Farmers' Union addressed by Mr. Daniel Johns and Mr. W. E. Davies, Preswylfa, resolutions were passed protesting against 'restriction of farm working hours, and also "the ever-increas- ing rates of the county from which the agricultural community were the greateat
LLANWENOG. On Wednesday night, Dec. 17th, a suc- cessful school children's concert was given at the schoolroom. These annual concerts at Llanwenog, which had been suspended during the war, had gained such reputation during pre-war time, that last Wednesday's event was again looked forward to wftli keen expectation by all the parents and parishioners, and the room was crowded. The chair was token by Major B. Davies- Evans, Peterwell, and all were glad to see the Ma jor once more at Llanwenog School for the first time after his arrival home from the Colours. Councillor Josiah R. Jones. Gorthowen, conducted the meeting. Both the chairman and conductor in their ad- dresses paid a high compliment to the Head- master and staff for the excellent way in which the children had been trailed. Coun- cillor Jones, who takes keen interest in education at the Llandyssul County School pointed out to the parents that all the children from Llanwcnog School. who gained such high distinctions at the annual scholarship examination were all regular attendants during their elementary school life, and that on six occasions the scholars from this country school headed the Llan- dyssul list, and several were now occupy- ing important positions in life, while six were now at the University. Colonel H. DaVes-Evans, Highmead, who usually atten- ded the school concert. wrote to express ms regret at his inability to be present. The programme was as follows:—"Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" by Nancy Davies and Alice Bellamy: "Welcome" by Gwilym David Williams; recitation by Standard II. Boys; song, "What we can do,T' Infants and Standards L and n.; 'Y Ffermwr a'r Gof," William Harries and Tom Richards; pianoforte duet, Gwyneth Owen and Tom J. Bowen; Our Baby," Standard II. Gills; Nursery Rhymes, Infants and Stan- dard I.; "Making Calls." Rachel Eirwen Evans; recitation, Annie Elizabeth Bowen; recitations. Infant Boys; recitations, Infant Girls; "The Milk Boy," Austin Bowen and Party; address. The Chairman; chorus, "What Game's Best for Playing"; Master and Pupil,' Torn Ivor Bowen and Tom J. Davies; "The Little Housemaids." Standard V. and VI. Girl"; "Labourers out of Work," Noel Bellamy and Party; "I have a Litle Dolly,'r Standard III. and IV. Girls; "Doctor Quack," Tom Jenkin Davies: ohorus. "The Fire Brigade": "Whackey, Whackey, Whack," Gwyneth Owen: "When I'm a Man," Standards III. x and IV. Boys; address, The Conductor; pennillion, Nance and Hannah Ma;ry Evans; "The Japanese Girls," Upper Class Girls; "Davs of the Week," Standards III. and IV. Go-Is; chorus, "The Dunces"; "Y fwvaf ei wtrth yn y byd," Five Boys; The Burlesque Band, Upper Class Boys. The accompanuisbs were Missi Jones, School House; Miss Jones. Emlyn House, and Miss Nancv Davies, Crugywheel.
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By seven votes to three the Foreign Re- lations Committor of the United States Senate has approved Senator Knox's re- drafted resolution declaring a state of peace with Germany. It is meeting with strong opposition from the Democrats. The Emir Feisul has sent a letter to Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, repudiating on his own behalf and on that of the Arab Government, any knowledge of or com- plicity in the occupation of Deir-ez?Zor by Arab raiders. He promises that those responsible for the outrage shall be punished. The Cairo Correspondent of the "Morn- ing Post" says the silence respecting the intentions of the Milner Mission is aggra- vating the unrest among the malcontents, who seem to think the Mission will depart if only sufficient hostility be shown. The interrupted negotiations between Mr. O'Grady and the Soviet envoy Lit- vinoff. says a Copenhagen telegram, is to be resumed immediately. The Government, or Reform, Party, led by Mr. Massey, has secured at the General Election a safe majority in the New Zea- land How'C of Representatives. The Liberal leader, Sir Joseph Ward, was not re-elected. There was a heavy poll in the Spen Val- ley Division on Saturday, and a good deal of excitement over the contest between Colonel Fairfax, the Coalition candidate, Sir John Simon (Liberal), and Mr. Thomas Myers (Labour). The result will be de- clared on January 3. The "Irnpeiator" arrived at Southamp- ton yesterday from New York. The huge vessel, which was surrendered by Germany under the terms of the Armistice, was launched by the ex-Kaiser in 1912. TUESDAY. The Prime Minister in the House of Comomns outlined the new >heme of self- government for Ireland. Two separate Legislatures and a Supreme Council are proposed. The Imperial Parliament is to retain control of defence and the higher judiciary, and the Irish Parliaments will control local government,, fliofljn&ng, !and other matters. Each Legislature is to have a grant of £ 1,000,000 to cover initial ex- penditure. a sum of £3,ooD,000 being given for development and improvement. In- oome tax Customs, and Excise remain under Imperial control. The Supreme Council in Paris resumed yesterday the consideration of the question of the compensation to be insisted on from Germany for the scuttling of warships in Scapa Flow. The Paris Correspondent of the "Morn- ing Post" suggests that the results of the inquiries made by the British Government in German ports are not consistent with the plea of poverty set up by the German re- presentatives. Signor Nitti had a triumph in the Italian Chamber on Sunday, his declara- tion that the military power must always bo subservient to the civil being greeted with unanimous approval. His announcement of a Bill transferring from the King to Parliament the right to declare war, make peace, and contract treaties was also Teceived with enthusiasm. Finally, the Chamber approved a motion amounting to a vote of oonfidenoe in Signor Nitti and hsi colleagues. Major G. C. Tryon, M.P., is appointed Under Secretary for Air, in succession to Major-General Seely. The King has conferred Knighthoods on Captain Ross Smith and Lieutenant Keith Macpherston Smith in recognition of the services rendered to aviation by their flight from England to Australia. Lady Patricia Ramsay, wife of Captain the Hon. Alexander Ramsey. R.N., and daughter of the Duke of Connaught, gave birth to a son at Clarence House on Sunday.