Attempt to Kill Lord French. DASTARDLY OUTRAGE IX IRELAND. An attempt to assassinate Viscount French Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was made on Friday afternoon in Dublin. It failed, his Excellency escaping unscathed. One of the murderers was shot dead. The following brief account of the outrage was given in the House of Commons on Friday night by Mr. Macpherson, Chief Secretary for Ire- land "At one o'clock to-day, between Ash- town Station and the Ashtown Park Gate of the Phoenix Park, an attempt was made upon the life of Lor(i-Freiieh, the Viceroy. Four bombs or hand grenades were thrown from behind a hedge. The military gtiaxa fired on the murderers, one of whom was on the road. He was shot dead. 'Detective Halley was shot in the hand while attempting to di-charge a revolver. The constable on duty at the cross roads, close to the scene of the outrage, was also wounded by gunfire. "The rest of the murderers, who dis- charged shots from behind the hedge, escaped. The dead murderer has been identified. In his possession were found two revolvers." Mr. Macpherson added: "I feel sure the House and the country will be glad to hear that 1ïÏ, Excellency has escaped uninjured- (choers)-aii(i they will extend their sym- pathy to the men who were wounded while doing their duty." (Cheers). On Friday evening the King sent a mes- sage to Lord French congratulating him on his escape. Queen Alexandra, also sent her congratulations, with an expression of horror at such a deplorable act being com- mitted.
Football. LLANDILO v. CROSS HANDS. The return match between the above teams was played at Cae William, Llandilo, on Saturday. The rain came down in tor- rents, and it was decided to play only 20 minutes each way. Cross Hands won the toss and played with their backs to the wind and rain, and pressed at once and nearly scored on two occasions. Relief was brought by a high kick and Dick Rees, smartly fol- lowing up, beat the Cross Hands full-back for the ball, but slipped and fell, and a cer- tain try was missed. The visitors again kept up the pressure, and soon afterwards scored a try near the Corner flag. Half-time score:— Cross Hands-1 try. Llandilo-Nil. On the resumption Llandilo. now having the advantage of the elements, were quickly in the visitors' half, and after about eight minutes' play, Waters from a line-out near the goal line scored a good try. The extra points were not obtained. Several of the Cross Hands players for some unknown reason, left the ground, and there being I only about half-a-dozen of their men left, it was decided to abandon the match which ended in a draw, final score being:- Llandilo—1 try. Cross Hands—1 try. Although the weather was indeed very bad it is considered very unsportsmanlike for the visiting team not to have finished the game when they had only a matter of ano- ther ton minutes to play. Llandilo undoubt- edly had a great chance of winning, as in the second half they had the wind, rain, and ground in their favour, and this may have something to do with the Cross Hands men's conduct. The game was played in a very friendly spirit until the dramatic finish, and then no reason whatever was given for some of the men running away, and their comrades who were left were quite as astonished as the home side and spectators. Major T. C. Thomas, O.B.E., M.C., held the whistle. PENCADER v. LLANYBYTHER. In severe weather, Peneader entertained Llanybvther at home on Saturday. The ball was set in motion by D. J. Davies, who transferred to Bowen, the home captain, and he immediately set his forwards going. Peneader, although facing a strong wind, were continually on the offence, and after some pretty combination, Davies passed to W. A. Jones, who sent in a sting- ing shot which gave the home custodian no chance. Half-time came with Pencader leading by 1 goal to nil. Evans kicked off for Llanybyther, but they were quickly checked by the home backs, who again set the Peneader forwards going, and Davies soon showed prominence by an individual raid on the visitors' goal, but experienced hard luck in being fouled in front of their goal. However, before the kick was taken, some of the Llanybyther team showed an unsportsmanlike attitude by leaving the field without their captain's consent, the excuse being that it was too cold. Result:— Pencader-l goal. Llany byther-O. After the match the visitors were enter- tained to tea at Gwylfa. LLANDILO POLICE v. LLANELLY BOROrGH POLICE. At Llandilo on Thursday, 18th December, a charity match was played on Cae William, Llandilo. between the Llanelly Borough
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10 Markets. CATTLE. Birmingham (Pigs: daily).—Supplie- in- cluded 1,770 from Ireland, 150 from Wales. 5:. from the eastern, and 30 from the mid- Lmd. counties, and 50 from Somerset. Live weight prices:— 11 classes, 23s. per score (16s. Id. per stone of 14 lbs.). Dead weight prices:-All -Iasse-, 30s. 6d. per score (21s 4d. per sto;;e). Leieesrer, Dec. 17th.—Good supply of cattle; about 200 Irish beasts were shown and quality was fairly good, but the York- shire-fed animals were short of finish. Onh 54 sheep wore penned, but quality was good. London (Metropolitan Cattle Market). Dec. 15th.—Smaller supply of fat cattle, mostly Irish and midland counties' Short- horns, but thetre were being Divcns on offer; quality on the whole was not up to last week's standard, fewer1 super grade beasts being shown, but the cows were of slightly better quality. Sheep were offered in small numbers, and came principally fiom Devonshire. but quality was not so good as last week skins again made up to 23s. each. Northampton, Dec. 17.-Less fat cattle on offer and few were good quality beasts. the majority being inferior. Sheep also in I smaller supply and quality variable; skins made 13s. to 23s. eqch. Salfcrd, Dec. 16th.—Supplies at tc-day's market included 363 beasts from Birken- head and 430 Welsh and local. while sheep were chiefly north country and Welsh. At the Manchester pig market, over 1,250 Irish were on offer, quality being good and de- mand keen. Wlolvei/hampton, D" 17th.-Simikll' supply of cattle to last week, but very few good quality beasts were on offer. Sheep and pigs sold at controlled rates. Leicester, Dec. 12th.'—At the December fair, there was a large show of store cattle, rather above the average for this fair; a good number of buyers attended and, con- sidering the prospects for winter keep, trade ruled satisfactory, although prices were not quite so high for strong three- yea-cld bullocks, except just the very best, as during the last month. Some three-year- olds weighing 10? cwts. made about 76s., while other lots made down to 69s., per live cwt. Trade for younger cattle was quite as good as expected and the majority got sold. Dairy cows were perhaps hardly so dear as last week. Store lambs sold Teadi- 1> Northampton. Dec. 13th.—Fair supply of store cattle for the time of year, and trade rather better; some fresh Welsh Runts were sold at £ 35, while strong wintering Short- horns made from i;23 to £ 33, barren cows up to E31 5s., and bulling heifers from JE23 to JB27 per head. Younger 18 to 24 months old steers met with more attention at JE18 to JB23 per head. Smaller supply of dairy cows; trade firm for useful milkers at prices ranging up to 268 10s. while a few down- calvers made up to CS6, per head. Store sheep again met with a satisfactory trade, medium lambs making from 60s. to 67s. per head.
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CROSS HANDS. On atllrday evening, a conceit was given at the Public Hall. Mr. David Main- waring, Penygroes. presided. The artistes (who are members of the Royal Academy) WNe :-qoprona. Miss Annie Williams; tenor, Mr. Tudor Davies; bass. Mt. Corrwg Walters; elocutionist, Master Hywel Hughes. The proceeds were in aid of the Cefneithin annual eisteddfod funds.
The Red Triangle Club. OPENING OF Y.M.C.A. CLUB. The Welsh National Y.M.C.A. Council has taken over the St. David's Institute at I langadock, and on Wednesday, the 17th mst., opened a Red Triangle Club there. 'Ihe building is in every way an ideal one for a village club. In fact, one would not expect to find such a compact, and well .itted out club in a village like Llangadock. It comprises a hall which contains a splen- did library and piano, a lounge, and a bil- liard-room, at the end of which is a well- equipped little cafe. The club had been lately touched up, and it looked really charming Cl; the opening day. Despite the inclement weather, there was a large an representative gathering at the opening ceremony, which was gracefully performed by Miss Yseulte Peel, Danyrallt, at 2.30 p.m. Prior to the opening, Mr. G. W. Thomas Welsh National Field Sec., Y.M.C.A.), presented Miss Peel with a silver key (in- scribed.. with which she opened the build- ing. In doing so, Miss Peel thanked Mr. Thomas for the gift, which she would always keep and prize as a memento of a delight- ful day. It was a great pleasure to her to open a Y.M.C.A. at Llangadock. The Y .M.C A. had done great work during the war and was still doing w, and she hoped that they would all join together to make the Red Triangle Club a real success. Withou unity there could be no success. She would do all she possibly could for the club (applause). Mr. Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt, presided ever the afternoon proceedings, and was supported by Mr. F. S. Higman (Welsh National Secretary, Y.M.C.A.); Mr. G. W. Thomas (Welsh National Field Secretary), and Mr n Ernlyn Davies (General Secre- tary). After singing the hymn, ''Cyssegrwn flaenffrwyth ddyddiau'n hoes," prayer was offered by the Rev. H. J. Evans (C.M.), in the unavoidable absence of the Rev. J. Elias Thomas (Ind). after which the Rev. J. Titus (vicar of Llangadock) read the • lesson (i^pnesians iv.). The Chairman said that the opening of the Red Triangle Club was a most happy occasion in the history of the inKamtants of Llangadock and district. He would do ail in his power to help on the Institution (hear, hear). He had always "done his bit" in connection with the former Insti- tute, and by doing so was in pursuit of the ideal and his object was the improve- ment of village life in order to present the villages from becoming deserted and the people flocking into the towns. He was just as high in the pursuit of his ideal as President Wilson was with the League of Nations (cheers). He hoped that under the beneficent, name of the Red Triangle Club they would all join together as one man arid do their best. He appealed for unity which could accomplish anything in the world. Great credit was due to Mr. D. Emlyn Davies for the excellent manner in which he had improved the building. It was indeed a little Paradise, and no village n Soyth Wales had anything like it. Their prospects were limitless. He hoped they v oitld all go "full steam ahead" in the true spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood (cheers). Mr. J. F. Morgan said that he thought the end of the world was to have come that day, but instead of that they were begin- ning a new world at Llangadock (laughter). The meeting that afternoon was a refrv representative one. He hoped they would do all they could to support the club. The club was really more for those outside the village than for those inside. Their chil- dren had nowhere to go in the wet weather when they came in from the district. If they did turn in anywhere, they would prob- ably get wetter (laughter). Now they would have a club which was a beautiful little place and no village wanted it more than Llangadock. There was plenty of money -it Llangadock at the present time, and there were some perhaps who had more money than they wanted, and to those he suggested that they might leave something in their wills to the Llangadock Y.M.C.A. (laughter). They should all make an effort to make the club a success, and do all in their power to back up the National Coun- cil. He hoped that every parent would subscribe aiir nail v. Speaking on behalf of the Welsh National Y.M.C.A. Council, Mr. F. S. Higmari ex- pressed the Council's best wishes for the club's success. Y.M.C.A. people were not magicians as some thought, but simple men who tried to do good in their generation. The success of the club depended entirely upon Llangadock people, and he urged them to give it ail possible support. There was g -e a. time when the Y.M.C.A. was not popu- lar and was considered a "namby-pamby" institution, but it had prcked itself to be one of the most' gigantic miracles of the day, and was now the most popular organisa- tion and the biggest voluntary organisa- tion of its kind the world has ever seen. Somo people thought its work was over now, but it. had hardly started on its journey yet, and tho work it had dcno during the war had suggested many oppor- tunities for after-war work. As they were all aware the Y.M.C.A. had done tremen dous war work. As a result of the war work, there was a great demand for Y.M.C.A. huts in Wales, and there were 135 -requests for huts already to hand from Welsh villages. The Y.M.C.A. was out for the development of the body, brain arm soul. It was a Christian Association, from which Christian teaching was never elimi- nated. The most hideous thing in the world was a long-faced Christian. Why should all the mirth of the world be confined to their music halls and cinemas? They should have some of it in institutions like the Y.M.C.A. In a Y.M.C.A.. which stood for inter-denominational relationship, all could fraternise Eighty per cent, of their young people were lost to their churches, and the Y.M.C.A. were after that eighty per cent. Tney should remember that they at Llan- gadock were now linked up with a world- wide organisation. They would be helping in the upbuilding of a better condition of jiffairs (applause). Mr. Rees Thomas said that they should all take interest in the work, then it would be a succe.s. Besides, the Y.M.C.A. wai i,.o.v at state, and they should see to it that they would not bring any disgrace upon it. Mr. Evans, Glas-illt, said that he could never forget what the Y.M.C.A. had been to his sons abroad. They all knew what great service it had done. However, it was to the chairman that they were indebted for the Y M.C.A., for had it not been for him. there would have been no building for yie Y.M.C.A. (hear. hear). Mr. G. W. Thomas said that during tfie war they as Y.M.C.A. workers had come into closer contact with men then ever before, and. as one soldier liad put it. they had manifested love and peace wherever the Red Triangle had been seen. It was possible that some soldier present might have come across a Y.M.C.A. worker who had not expressed the real spirit of tho Y.M.C.A This should not make him feel that the Y.M." was no good. The autho- rities tried to get the right people. How- ever, they should, forget what had hap- pened in the past and start afresh, and stand one with the other. Their club was in one of the nicest soots in Wales. It should he the clearing houso for all, and it would in time make its influence felt in the district, lie had taken the club over for them, and it was for them now to see to its success. The Y.M.C.A. was out to exercise real Christianity (applause). During the afternoon a solo was sung by Mr. Lloyd, and, a duett by Messrs. Lloyd and Williams. -ib Letters expressing inability to be present and wishing the club every success were read from Col. Lloyd Harries and Mrs. Han-es, L'wyndewi; Mr. John Hinds, M.P. (I.ord Lieutenant); the Mayor of Car- marthen (Rev. A. Fuller Mills); Mr. W. Ilowel Evans (Head Constable of Carmar- then) Mr. H. Dawkin Evans, Llanelly UJígh Sheriff of Carmarthenshire); tho Mayor of Llandovery (Mr. M. H. Nichols), and Sir A. K. Yapp, Y.M.C.A. National Secretary Mrs. E. Morris was the accompanist. A sumptuous tea had bpen prepared by the ladies d Liangadcck at the vestry of Providence Congregational Chapel. In the ovening a concert, -,N-a-, held, when the hall was crowded. A splendid pro- gramme was provided by the following artistes from Carmarthen:—-The Misses Annie Davies II. J. and Gwen Jones; Messrs^" Brinley Œ and W. J. Williams; and Master Enirys Edwards, Llangadock, who sang topical "pennillion." The accom- panists were Mrs. Morris, Mr. Stanley Isaac (Carmarthen), and Mr. Gravelle. Dr. Hopkins, Llangadock, presided.
-o- Bettws-Cum-Ammanford Parish Bazaar GRATIFYING PROGRESS IN DEBT REDUCTION. Despite inclement weather, the attendance at the fifth annual Christmas Tree and Bazaar was beyond expectation, and the event proned a huge success. The Drill Hall had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and, with the heavily laden stalls ranged around, the scene was fully in keep- ing with the season, and made a striking picture. The opening ceremony was grace- fitily performed by )1rs. DuBuisson, G Iyn- hir. An important 1111<1 Kri'.ifying was made by the Vicar (Rev. J. W. Jones, BA,), who presided. He said the move- ment towards clearing off the church debt as going on very well, although in 1908 the outlook was far from being satisfactory. In the autumn of that year, the total pro- mises made by way of subscription came to only £ 364, and since then much water had flowed under the bridges and they had passed through a trying time. The total cost of the new church was IV.f.O.?, inclu- sive of cost of furnishing and of organ. Of that sum, elver £ 8,000 had been paid, and there still regained a debt of £ 4,028. That was exactly the position at the present time. Since July, 1917, the sum of £ 2,459 had been subscribed, of which 2438 had been paid as Interest. They were gaining confidence as they were gettng along, and he expressed the hope that they would be able to make between JE200 and JB300 that day. He had had a promise of £ 100, and the Diocesan Beard would probably make a grant of JE250. In all probability, another subscription of £ 100 would be forthcoming, but as yet he was not quite certain. If their efforts proved as successful as in lor- mer years, it was hoped to raise a further B250 by house-to-house collections. That would ensure them £950. and these was a likelihood of a local gentleman coming forward with a donation of J650 to make up the total to £ 1,000. This was very hope- ful, although they had been like the man among thieves. They had been greatly en- couraged by their neighbours. It was also necessary to have the church completed by necessary to have the church completed by the erection of a tower, and the placing therein of a set of bells, which, he thougm, would make an appropriate memorial to the fallen of the town. He hoped some of the local mag-nates would rise to the occasion. He was pleased to 'recognise the good feel- ings that existed in the parish, and the ivaluable assistance given by the Noncon- formists cf the town to all functions pro- moted by them. All of them had been working hard; he had been well blessect with workers. He referred in glowing terms to the great assistance ctf the Bettws Church. St. Michael's had also done well, and St. Thomas had exceeded expectations. In declaring the bazaar open. Mrs. Du- Buisson said the Ammanford Church had done remarkably well under a. heavy bur- den. and she was sure it would be a great relief to the Vicar and churchwardens when that fine new church was altogether free from debt. She had not the least doubt that that result would be achieved in two or three years' time. and then they would be enabled to carry on the real work of the church. The stall-holders were :— St. Michael's—Mrs. W. N. Jon^s, rvi-ryn All Saints—Mrs. J. W. Jones, The Vicar- age. Bettws—Mrs. Davies, Osborne. All Saints' Choir—Mrs. Edwards, The Nurseries. Christmas tree and toys—Mrs. G. Davies, Margaret-street. St. Thomas—Mrs. Sayward. St. John's—Mrs. Davies, Tirydail House. Refreshments—Mrs. Williams College- street. Men's Stall—Mr. Ben. Johnson. Hoop-la-Misses Fisher and Mr. Joe Carruthors..
DOCTOR AND LLANGADOCK. Speaking at a concert at the Llangadock Red Triangle Club on Wednesday evening in last week, Dr Hopkins, the chairman, said there were four things badly needed at Llangadock—water, drainage, light and roads. He urged them to dean their back- yards and back gardens: to put a little paint and white-wash here and there. It was a disgrace to them that they kept the village so dirty. They should endeavour to clean it and make it the beautiful village it was meant to be. If those in authority would not move in the matter of the roads, they wouhl have to move them. not move in the matter of the roads, they wouhl have to move them.
Amman Valley Schools MEASLES AND DIPHTHERIA ABROAD. The ordinary meeting was held in tne Ammanford Schools on Thursday evening in last week. Mr. B. R. Evans presiding, Those present were: Rev. D. J. Moses, Messrs. T. B. Lewis, Evan Evans, Tom Bevan. and D. J. Jones; also the Clerk (Mr. D. J. Morris). The monthly letter frcm the County Edu- cation Committee stated, with reference to the new Drefach infants' school, the appli- cation was being made to the Board of Edu- cation to retain Standards I and II. at this school. ? It had been decided to strengthen the staff of the Ammanford School by the ap- pointment of an uncertificated teacher, and also to make a similar addition to the staff of the Bettws School. To relieve over- crowding at the latter school, the Commit- tee approved of the hire of Capel Newydd vestry at an annual rental of E20. The communication further stated that he salary of Miss S. E. Jones, headmistress at Garnant infants, had been readjusted, and she would henceforth be paid at the rate of £ 200 per annum. The Committee intimated that tenders were being invited for the erection of a new infants' school at Brynamman. Sanction was given to the salary of the Penygroes cleaner being increased to J326. The Parcyrhun cleaner (Mrs. Davies) ap- plied for an increase on her present salary of JB39. which was utterly inadequate. On the motion of the Chairman, an m. crease to £50 was recommended. The Education Committee intimated that it had been resolved that Miss May Jones, who was recently appointed to Ammanford nfants' school, and Miss E. M. Tranter should exchange places. The Chairman observed that it was a bad bargain for Parcyrhun, as Miss Tranter was a teacher of ten years' experience. He pro- test.ed as a manager of the Parcyrhun school. The Headmistress of the Ammanford in- fants' school wrote that on the instruction of the Medical Officer of Health the infants' school was closed for three weeks owing to a serious epidemic of measles. At the end of last week a rapid and large increase of cases occurred, as many as forty new cases being reported on Monday morning. A circular from the Education Committee was read respecting the granting of holi- days, and. despite the limitations imposed, it was resolved to confirm the previous deci- sion as to Christmas holidays. namely, that the schools be closed from the 23rd to the 6th prox. The county architect reported on having inspected the Drill Hall, Ammanford, the Roman Catholic Chapel and the Church Room, as to their siutablity to be used as class-rooms, to relieve the overcrowding. He found the Drill Hall much too large, the Catholic Chapel was more suited for the purpose, and the Church Room was well adapted. The Vicar at first was averse to giving the use of the last-named building, but he promised to give the matter his further consideration. The Clerk reported that the Medical Officer had ordered the closing of the Peny- groes School till the 5th prox., owing to an outbreak of diphtheria and a virulent form of tonsilitis. lie ordered that the school was to be thoroughly disinfected. Mr. T B. Lewis conveyed a request of the inhabitants of Saron to urge the Edu- cation Committee to allow children under Eye years of age, to attend at the Saron school. He said the necessary accommoda- tion was available. It was revolved to request the Committee to accede to the application. The Brynamman head-teacher (Mr. Jenkin Jones), in his report, made feeling reference to the death of the Rev. W. D. Thomas, who had been manager of the school since the Education Committee came into existence. The school and children were very near to his heart, and they great- ly regretted his loss. Chairman—We can all join in with that. Rev. 1). J. Moses moved that a letter of condolence be sent to the relatives. The Rev. Mr. Thomas was fone of the oldest managers of the group, and a very faithful and capable member, and his loss would be felt. Mr. D. J. Jones seconded, and the Chair- man added that they sympathised with the family very much. The late rev. gentleman was an excellent manager, and he would be very much missed. The vote was carried in silence. The Clerk reported that this year tne Education Committee resolved not to ap- point head teachers for the evening schools, for which a fee of JB5 was paid, as all super- vision would be done by the Committee's Inspector of Schools and Mr. Bellih. He the (Clerk) informed the eight teachers affected of this, and some of them kicked against it. Now, the Committee had re- versed its decision, and would continue the old system for the present session. The Chairman—So everything is all right again (laughter).
PONTYBEREM AND DISTRICT. On Saturday evening, 13th inst., a grand miscellaneous concert, was given at Caer- sa!em Congregational Cha.pel, Pontyberem, by the Gwent Royal Male Voice Party. There was an excellent attendance, presided over by the pastor (Rev. R. J. Jones). The party, who failed to arrive in time to fulfil their engagement of a few weeks ago, con- tributed an excellent programme of high- class music, consisting of choruses and glees. During the intervals a number or solos and duetts were excellently rendered by members of the choir. The large audience fully enjoyed the rare musical treat. It is with regret that we have once again to report another distressing accident which ended fatally. Mr. W. Jones, Cilaufach, Pontybcem. reccved most serious injuries while following his employment at the Cwmmawr Collieris on Thursday, 11th inst., and succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Mr. Jones, who was a native of Whitland, was of a very quiet disposition and very popular. The greatest sympathy is felt with the bereaved widow and two young children, who are left to mourn hk loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday, inter- ment being at Capel Ifan Churchyard. It was attended by a large number of friends and sympathisers. At a public meeting held at Pontyberem, it was unanimously decided to form a Dis- trict Nursing Association for the village. A dancing class has been formed at Ponty- berem. and the first meeting was held at the Public Hall on Wednesday evening, 10th inst., when there was a good attendance.
Military Notes and Queries [BY OtrB MILITARY EXPERT.] T. G. (H.L.I.).—(1) The net amount of war gratuity due in respect of your de- ceased husband is J325, for both his periods of service. (2) In your bereavement kindly accept my sincere sympathy. Hill.—(1) The net war gratuity due in respect of your son David would be J612 10s., and the net war gratuity in respect of your son George L5. (2) In your sad double loss kindly accept my sincere sympathy. C. B.—(1) As a war widow you should make application, through your local War Pensions Committee, for a grant from the King's Fund for the purpose of buying the sewing machine you desire. (2) In your bereavement kindly accept my sincere sym- pathy. B. C.—(1) I am sorry to disappoint, you, but under the Canadian Government's regu- lations your father is not eligible for a pen- sion in respect of the death in action of your brother. (2) In your and your father's be reavement kindly accept my sincere sym- pathy. A. Your statement of accounts as supplied to you by Paymaster appears to be quite in order. (2) I am sorry to inform > that you are not eligible for a- service pen- 'n unless you are in receipt of a dis- ability elision. This because you did not complete yeais' service. R. S. K.-Your courteous letter of thanks duly to hand, and much appreciated. If the Pay Office does not send you detailed statement you have asked for within a reasonably early period, I would advise your writing to General Sir John Carter, War Office. "Whitehall. S.W, about the matter. r. Mrs. J. M.—I advise you at once to send a letter, registered and marked Private and Urgent," giving identifying particulars of yourself to W. F. Shannon, Esq.. Army Pensions Issue Office, Baker Street, W. Should no result ensue, kindly write me again, and I will personally take up the matter for you. Sugna.-(l) The correct address to which you should write respecting the war gra- tuity due in respect of your deceased brother is: Secretary, War Office, Accounts 4. Im- perial Institute, London, S.W.7. As your brother was killed in July, 1915, gratuity should have been paid by now. (2) In your bereavement, kindly accept mv sincere svm- pathy. M. M R. (1) You could not claim any separation allowances in the circumstances explained by you. (2) This would be a matter of the arrangement that existed be- tween you and your fellow-owners of the boat. (3) I am afraid you are not now eligible for unemployment benefit. How- ever, I would advise that you make applica- tion for it at your local Employment Ex- change. l\l.J'K.-(l), One year's war gratuity only v.ill be qaid in respect, of your missing, pre- sumed dead, brother, as he was reported missing inside cf his having completed 12 months' war service. (2) Pay would cease to be credited to his accounts as from the date his death has been officially presumed to have taken place; that would be the date on whch he was first reported missng. A S.-I am sorry to disappoint k,u, but as \on have two younger sorts working, your s tld'er son's immediate release from the l'tlonrs on compassionate grounds would not be sanctioned. Forty-second.—I am afraid Civil Liabil- ities would now turn the application: it should have been made while you were serv- ing. Still. it would be worth while making it-or the chance of it succeeding. Irish Fusiliers.—(1) Sorry, but you cannot claim a life pension for amputation of one finger. (2) Commutation (selling- of pension for a lump sum is not allowed at all in re- spect of ranks below commissioned. Jacobus.—(1) Net amount of war gratui- ty due is JE4 As same has not yet been sent you-and it should have been by now— I advise you at once to write to the Secre- tary, War Office, Acounts 4, Imperial Insti- tute, London, S.W.7. In your bereave- ment, kindly accept my sincere sympathy. Justice.—You should at once make an ;ai)peal, through your Local War Pensions Committee, to the Regional Medical Appeal Board. If you htve any difficulty over the matter, I advise you to communicate with the Regional Director, Ministry of Pensions Adelphi Hotel, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Palestine.If your son served in a theatre of war in 1915 he would be entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Application should !lo made by him in due course to the Records Officer of his late unit. The medals will not I may ad 1, be ready for issue for some con- siderable time yet. D. M'N.—(1) Is.-9d. per day, or 2s. if you were in receipt of first-class proficiency pay, plus 10s. 6d. a week bonus as from last May, and 2s. Id. a day ration alowance while on furlough. (2) JB21 war gratuity is due to you. (3) You should at once write to your paymaster asking for a detailed statement of your accounts to be sent you. M'Call.—I have checked statement of accounts of your deceased son which you sent me, and they appear to be quite in order. The JE16 10s. war gratuity which is due to you should have been received by you ere this. I advise you at once to write to the Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, London, S.W. 7, respecting the delay. J.H.-Of the separation allowance of 3s. Id per week which you were receiving, Is. 9d. per week represented voluntary allotment VOIl out of vour soil's nav therefore, when his pay accounts became in debt he would not be able to continue making you the allotment ot Is. 9d.. The reduction by Paymaster of 8s. Id. to 6s. 4d. was therefore in accordance with the regulations. Kelvinside.—(1) £11 10s. sent you by the War Office as war gratuity due in respect of your deceased son is correct. JB14 10s. was the total amount due, but from that there had to be deducted B5 service gratuity credited you previously when settlement of his accounts was made with you after his death in 1917. (2) In your bereavement kindly accept my sincere sympathy. t ..t oddec idfi.g llleE
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Mr. Rowland Raymond, Delacorse Farm. Laugharne. whilst ploughng a field at Palmer's Park-which in living mcinory had never been ploughed before-uii- earthed a round, white metal box, the cir- cumference being about that of half a. crown. The hinged cover very plainly por- trays an equestrian figure, and plainly im- printed upon it is 'Johanna Gallia; Libera- trix-1429."
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Police and the Llandilo Police. Lord Dynevor kicked off. Llanelly quickly pressed, but in the first fiye minutes the Llandilo divisional team made a determined rush, and owing to the excellence of the Llanelly backs the attack was diverted. The game, through the inclemency of the weather, developed into a forward tussle, and after a determined attack by the home forwards, P.C. Tudor Davies scored. The same player got the major points added. Nothing eventful transpired up till half- time was called. On the resumption, Llan- dilo played up the slope. They were for some time being hard pressed by the Lian- elly team, but eventually came away with a il I grand rush, and P.C. Granville Evans drib- bled up and scored. The goal kick was taken by P.C. Tudor Davies, which was not successful. Llandilo now continued to have the better of the play, and the game came to an end with the home team winning by 1 goal. 1 try (8 points) to nil. Major T. C. Thomas, O.B.E., M.C., acted as referee (an old player and captain of the old Llandilo team). Some decisions of the referee were questioned, but on the whole there was not much to be complained of. Owing to the Llanelly Borough Police having a few In- ternationals in their team, there was a kind of feeling, and the match was a bit more spiri- ted than perhaps it should have been. The light recruits from Salem and other districts, with the help of one or two of the Llandilo First XV., rendered great assistance.