LOCAL OBITUARY MIS8 MAY PHILLIPS. On Friday in last week, there passed away at, King-street, Carmarthen, the little four- Yi'ai-old daughter of Mrs. Phillips, and grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Astley, ivjn.-r-tstr.ee t. May. -was quite a familiar figure in King-street, where she was wont to play with her little friend, Grade Lewis. She died after a duort illness, and was buried last Monday at the public cemetery. The Rev. Vincent Taylor (pastor of Eng- lish Wesley an Church, of which Sunday School deceased was a faithful member) offi- ciated at the house and graveside. The mourners were: Mrs. Phillips (mother); t-. and Mrs. J. Astley (grandfather and grandmother); Mi*, and Mrs. Phillips., Sou- thern-terrace, PÜJJoarn (grandfather and grandmother); Miss Rose Astley, King- utreet (aunt); Mrs. G. Locke, Ystradmynach (aunt) Richards, Neath (auiitl- Mrs. Oavics, Parcmaen (aunt); Mr. T. Davics, IVnsarn (uncle); Mr. V. Rees. Floral tri- butes were sent by the following:—From dear Mamma; grandfather and grand- mother at King-street; grandfather and grandmother at Pensarn; Auntie Rose and Gwennie; Auntie Gladys, Southern-ter- race; Auntie Eliza, Parcmaen-street; Rev. and Mrs. Davies, Abergwvnfi: Cousin Dora, Parcmaen; Mrs. Dr. Harries; Pentrepoeth Infants School; Miss Annio Davies, 22, King-street; Miss Lewis, Cavendish House; Glyn. and Gracie Lewis, King-street; the v Krm'Iish Weslcyan Sunday School; Mrs. Keid, 6. King'-street; Auntio Mary, and Enid Williams, 20. King-street; Mrs. J. Davie?, 29, Water-street; Miss Annie Jones, Towy Cottage; Vera, Madge and Megan, 21. Parcmaen-street; Mrs. Davies! and family, 84, Wate'r-street; Rosie Hancock, ••^neon-street; all at Crown Stores; "Cnclo Val and Auntie May; Little Dodo and Jlaba; from Ritchie; Mrs. Nathaniel Thonuss.—The family wish to thank all those who have sympathised with them in their bereavement. MRS. M. A. JONES. A well-known and respected resident of Carmarthen, in the person -of Mrs. M. A. .lone*, 3, Penuel-street, died on Friday in last week, at tho ago of 77. Deceased had oniv been ailing- a weak, and up to this time had been in excellent health. tftie leaves three children to mourn her loss—Miss Susie Jones, Mr. Tom Jones, ¡;nd the Rev. W. Luther Jones, pastor of Beulah Bap- tist Church, Dowlais-to whom the greatest sympathy is extended. The late Mrs. Jones had for many years been thto care- taker of Penuel Church, where she was a faithful member, and her genial manner had endeared heir to a large circle of friends. The funeral took place at Aber- gwili Church buriat ground on Tuesday. Before* the cortege left the house the Rev. Prof. M. B. Owen, B.A., B.D., rpad a por- tion of Scripture and prayed'. At the Church and graveside the Rev. Phillip Har- ries, curate -of Abergwili Church, officiated. The chief mourners were: Mr. TOTI J(.T.CS and the Rev. W. Luther Jones (sons); Messrs T. Evans, Priory House; W. EAJHIS, Woolly-row; Willie Jones and David J'nes, 1Viory-street; Tom Samuel. Clan, iit- -,)H(I; Tammy Lewis. Llanelly, and J. Boyre. Swansea (cousins). Messrs. Wi'nm Wil- liams-, David Thomas, Samuel Jennings, Ilandel Evans, and J. H. Ha'b, fivo deacons from Beulah Bapti-t Church, Low- liiis, also attended the (ur.ral. '-Vrenths were sent by the family; Miss Gv lad;: s Stephens, Cardiff* Mr. T. Lewis, Llanelly; nruf a handsome cushion wreath by the 0 members of Beulah Baptist Church, Dow- lais.-Tho fanwly wish to take this oppor- tunity of thanking all .those who sym- pathised with them in their bereavement. MISS ANNE LLEWELLYN. The death took place on Saturday last at 3. Esplanade, Carmrthen. of Miss Anne ■weilyn, at the age of 77. Deceased, who wa:" A zealous Church woman, had been ail- in tr for a considerable time. The funeral, which was private, took place on Wednes- day at the Abergwili Church burial ground. The t.ffi-dating clergy throughout were the Rev. 13. Parry Griffiths, vicar of St. Peter's, and the Rev. liar Edwards. The chief mourner was Lieutenant H. L. Harrios, London (nephew). Thero were also pre- sent: Mrs. Baines, Buxton; Mr. and Mrs. S. Hancock; Mrs. Pugli Evans- Mr. W. Lick ley. and Mr. Beynon Jones. Wreaths were sent by tfie foli-owiri-Alr. and Mrs. TJevnon Jones; Sa;rall: Mr. and Alrq. Lloyd and Gertie; Mr. W. Lickley; Mr and Mrs. Hancock. Rosendale; Mrs. Baines and family, Buxton; Mrs. Davies, Llanptephan: Mes-rs. Hartries and Son, Streatham Lon- don: Mr. and Mrs. Harries, £ tr«<ihain; ai' at. Xo. 1, Esplanade. MRS. REES JONES. The death occurred, after a p.o/ongcJ iiI- ness. cui Tuesday, March 28th of Mr*. Rees Jones, wife of Mr. Rees Tj). Jones, G.W.R. goods guard, of 28, Spllni:tn-s'r._d, Carmarthen. The late Mrs. Jones dioci at her mother's home at Llanybyther, and was only 33 years of age. She is survived by her husband and two children. The funeral took place on Saturday last at Rhydybont Chapel, Llanybyther, when the Be vs. James. Rhydybont (I.), and J. D. Evans, Lampeter, officiated. The chief mourners were: Mr. R. D. Jones (husband); Mrs. I Ann Evans (mother); Mrs. Ann Clarke (sis- M; Mr. James Evan9, Llanelly (brother); Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Strata Florida (father and mother-in-law); Misses Anna and Mary Jones. Strata Florida (sisters-in-law): Mr. Reeit Jones, Tregaron (uncle): Mr. Thomas Davies, Swvddffynnon; Mr. Morgan Jones, and two brothers-in-law of the deceased from Strata Florida. Wreaths were sent by the following:—'Husband and mother; Mr. and Mrs. Davies. Spilman-strect: Mr. and Davics, Swansea; the G.W.R. Staff at Carmarthen Junction; the G.W.R. Staff at Carmarthen Town Station; Miss « Jones, Pantvdderwen. Llanybyther: Miss Thomas, Ivy Bush, Pencarreg, and Miss Richards, Lampeter.
MARRIAGE. WALTON—THOMAS.—April ';1. 1916, at St. Anne's, Cwmffrwd, Carmarthen, Geors-e Warren Walton. B.A., ?o»i of Mr mid Mr?. Walton. Towy Cattle House, to Myrtle Gwynne Thomas, daugn^yr .,f Mr E. II. Gwynne-Thornas, of Wooanne, Johnstown, Carmarthen, oyjhe Rev. ^J. Jones, Parcyronen (late vicar of St. Tssell's. Shundcrsfoot), assisted by the Re- Idris Roberts, B.A., curate-in- ch a rge of St. Anno' IN MEMORIAM V* coving memory of Miss Mary W L.nion Hall and Post OH«Y», i rl-T j asleep on April 10th, 19x5, aged 60 veare. Gone from U9> but not forgetten, Never shall thy memory fade, Sweetest, thoughts shall rtrnr linger. Hound the spot where thou art laid." *^NKIX>. In loving remembrance "f oii, dr4:Jr Mother. Esther Jenkins, who passed »wav April 12th, 1915, at Market, use, ,a rmarthen. Y OIl are not forgotten, mother dear, Nor will you ever be; For as long ns life and memory last We will still remember thee. TI!bv her children, S. A., E-+hfr, :tr¡ll 'avid Jenkins. (204np 'MAS.—Tn Levin0* Memory of Herbert Thoma, Tailor. 25. Chapel-street, Carmnr- T'Uen u-ho died April 4th. 1914.—Wife family.
Tli Cnrminrtlu'.nshirrt Foxhounds will nJ Tuo«dny. April lltK at. Aberlvf- nt. nnd on Fridav. April 14th, Bronwydd Arms; each day at 11.
LLAHDILO Corpl. Jack Griffiths, caretaker of the Institute, who is serving with the l/4th W elsh on Home Service, has been removed from Pembrokeshire to Sheffield on guard duty. Mr. Evan Evans, who has been oonductor of the 'bus for many years has been called up under the Grouo System, and has joined the. Army Service C:) now in camp at Osterly Park. near london. Pte. NVn). Butt, son of Mr. Edward Butt, of Ffairfaeh, is serving with the R.A.M.C. now in Cairo, Egypt. Pte. Butt, prior to joining the colours, was in the employ of Mr. Thomas, painter, Llandebie, and after that with Mr. Davies, painter, Bridge- street. of this town. At the police oourt on Saturday a local farrier-sergeant walked in chiring the pro- ceedings wearing his cap. He came on to the solicitors' table, and coolly entered into conversation with one of the leg-a! fraternity still with his cap on. Deputy Chief Con- stable Evans drew the magistrates' attention to the fact, and the chairman (Mr. L. N. Powell) observed to the man in khaki that it had been the practice in that court for all soldiers to take off their headgear. Thereupon the sergeant smilingly removed his cap, and the Deputy Chief commented that a cap could not be worn in court unless under arms. WEDDING.—At Bethania (C.M.) Chapel, L'wvnypia, yesterday Sergeant Arthur Thomas, A.O.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Thomas. Prcswylfa. Llandijo, was married to ris5 Gretta Williams, the only daughter of Mr. and Aliv, D. M. Williams, Bryngelli. Tonypandy. The bridegroom, who was in khaki, has been ut the front for months, and is now home on furlough. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Morgan, pastor. The bride, who was attired in a grey silk dress, was attended by Miss Lil Thomas, Pontardulaiet, and Miss Ethel Williams as bridesmaids, while the duties of best man were carriod out by Mr. Willie WiWiams (brother of the bride K There was a large attendance at the ebapol. The honeymoon will be spent on the Gower Coast. LI.AXDILO BRIDGE MART.—There was not a large entry of cattle at this mart, which was held on Monday, the 3rd inst., but the demand was very brisk. Fifty-five cattle D went under the hammer, prices ranging from £ 18 to £ 30. One splendid fat bull fetched JE50 IDs., the best quality beef sold at from 17s. to 19s. a score dead weight. The entry of sheep was larger than usual, and the quality good. There was a brisk sale, prices ranging from 45s. to 70s. apiece. There was also a nice lot of new season lambs offered, and found readv buveiy, at prices from 25s. to 50s. The sheep "sold at •from 6gd. to 7d. per lb. live weight, and lambs at 10d. There was also a large entrv of pigs, which sold at late rates from 50s. to 90s. per head. and about 17s. to 18s. per score dead weight. There was a pood supply of calves and the demand very keen. HOME FKOM TUB FRONT.Sergt. F. Ever- to. Thomas. Army Veterinary Corps, if. it is pleasing to rjtate, amongst us once more oil leave for seven days. Sergt. Thomas is the husband of Mrs. Mary Thomas, second daurahter of the late Ir. David Stephens, butcher, and joined the A.V.C. as a specially enlisted man in July last, and was attached to the Woolwich depot, where he went through a course of training and -I f afterwards joined the Xo. 19 Field Veteri- nary Hospital under Capt. Hod gins. Thi* hospital led for Rouen, France, in Sep- tember. After a few weeks Sergt. Thomas was transferred io the o. 5 Veterinary Hospital, and again after a few weeks was transferred to the No. 22 V.H. and finally attached to the headquarters of the third army. Sergt. Thomas returns to France on Wednesday, and all wish him very good luck. TKA AXD SO(-TAL.-At the Ebenezer Bap- tist Chapel on Wednesday evening, the 29th ult.. in connection with the Guild, a most enjoyable evening was spent. A splendid tea was provided by Miv. Liew. Bevan and Mr. D. J. Rees. asli-sted by member^ of the Guild and Sunday school. A miscellaneous i concert was also held. The, Rev. E. J. Williams, pastor, was in the chair. Appended is the pro- gramme -.—Duett. Mr. D. J. Rees and Mr. Ben. Griffiths; -olo. Miss Annie Jones; recitation. Mr. R. A. Evans: golo. Mr. D. J. Rees; solo. Miss Maude Williams; duett (violin), Mss George, and Mr. Beynon. Mr. Rhyddcrch Davies proposed a vote of thanks co all who had taken part and helped in making the tea and entertainment such a success. Mr. J. H. Rees seconded. Mr. D. J. Rees brought the proceedings to a close by singing "Hen W lad fv Nhadau." CoxcKKT.s.—The second of a series of concerts to provide funds to welcome and entertain Llanddo soldiers and sailors on leave from foreign servioe was held at the Drill Hall on Thursday evening, the 30th I ult.. A capital programme was arranged. The Coster's Courtship" was rather funny and was well received. The musical part of the programme was much appreciated, all the items being encored. The tfiird part, which consisted of a laughable farce en- titled Hcnpflcked." provided' roars of. laughter and was very much applauded. Great praise is due to Mr. Downing Wil- liams and those who took part. Mr. David Pritchard Davies, vioe-chairman Urban Dis- trict Council, was in the chair. The concert was well attended. The funds would benefit iif any night, but a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, could be chotsen. Then they would not clash with the Cinema.
LLANDOVERY WEDDIXC.—Williams—Davies.— On Tues- day morning in last week, at &!em Congre- gational Chapel, took place a very pretty wedding*, quite a large circle of friends witnessing the interesting event. The con- tracting parties were Mr. Daniel Evan Williams, of HenHygfatch. near Llandovery, and Miss EIpanor Daves, of the Royal Stores, Llandovery (daughter of Mrs. Davies, of Of neerrig Farm, Myddfai;. The bride, who was charmingI, attired in a tailor-made navy blue costume, was given away by her brother. Mr. Morgan Davics. She was attended by one pretty little brides- maid in the person of her niece. Miss Lizzie Williams, of Carrag-Iipfain Mr. William Williami;, of Llwynberllan, acted as best man, while the officiating ministers were the Rev. Joseph Harry. J.P. (pastor of Salem Chapel), and Rev. S. Harries, Bethel. Mr. Thos. Evans, of No. 9. Hitrh-street, car- ried out the reg-isterial duties. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at Cofncerrig, where a large number of guests assembled. FIJNKKAL.—The funeral of the late Mr. William Jones, of Gollen, Myddfai, took place on Wednesday last- The mourner9 included the widow; Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, 28. 'Stone-street. Llandovery (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and M'f*. William Jones. Myrtle Hill, Myddfai (son and daugh- ter-in-law): Miss Jones. Gollen (daughter): Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones. Wern. Ystrad- frynlais (brother and sister-in-liw) Mr. David Jones and Mi&s Polly Jones, Upton House, Llandovery (brotlwr and niece); \1rr.. T. Jones, Ystrad-gynlais (niece); x/lrs. J. Jones, Cwmgredil. Ystradgynlais (sister-in- law): Mrs. A. Young, Ystradgynlais (cisterl; Mr. Thos. Jones. Waunariwyd (brother); Mr. and Mrs. William Jones; Waufcarhvyd (brother and sister-in-law); Mrs. David Jones, Waunariwyd (sister-in-law); Mrs. Walters, Rhyddywawr (sister-in-law) Mr. Thos.* Jones. IJwynmeredit.il; Mrs. Thomas. Mountain Ash; Alias Jone$, Lliv-, tirnereditli; Mrs. T. liowen, Swansea; Mrs. J. H. Davies, Ammanford (cousins), and severed other nephews and nieces resident at Ystrad- gynlais. Birchgrove, Waunariwyd, and Capcl Hendre. Tiitp officiating ministers at the residence of the deceased were the Revs. T. E. Thomas and D. J. Henry (Llan- dovery), A very impressive service was held at Bcthanih. Motliodiat Chapel. Mydd- fai, in the course of which touching refer- ences were mode to the departed gentleman by the Revs. D. J. Henry. J. Harry, T. E. Thomas (Llandovery), D. Richards (Mydd- Ifai), and W. Griffiths (Yetradgynluie). The ) yard, the Rev. I). J. Evans (vicar) being the interment took place in Myddfai Church- officiant at the church and graveside. Several Welsh hymns were rendered with much pathos by the assemblage: Beautiful wreaths were cent 'from the widow und daughter: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Jones and family; Mr. and Mrs. David Jones and family, 25, Stone-street, and the members of the St. Michael's Lodge of Oddfellows. of which the deceased had acted at secre- tary for very many years. -1.'Ii A L. FliEnAL.-Tlw mortal remains of the late Mr. Evan Prichard, of Brighton House, Llanwrtyd Wells, and formerly of Penstackan, Cilycwm, were conveyed to Llandovery by the afternoon train on Thursday of hist week, -and thence by hearse to Cilycwm. Amfengst the general public present were: Mr. T. J. Williams, L. and P. Bank, Llandovery Mr. Lewis Roderick, D.C., Neuaddfawr; Mr. Thomas Jones, D.C., Penrhyn; Mr. W. Williams, Cwm House, and a large number of friends from Llanwrtydf and the surrounding district. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Brighton House (sister and IJrother-in-lawf; ilr. Jenkins. Dolefcioed Hotel, Llanwrtyd (nephew): Mr. Thomas, Brighton House (nephew); Mr. and Miss Prichard, Broomsgrove (brother and niece) Dr. Prichard, Cardiff (brother) Mr. Prichard' and the Misses Prichard', Brecon Mr. Dd. Williams and Mr. T. E. Williams, Erryd'; Mr. Mrs. and M iss Davies, Glan,gwenlais; I Mr. Mrs. and Miss Williams, Penstackin; Mr. Williams, Cwm House; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Gwenlais Shop; Mr. and Misa Roderick, Bryntowy; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Stone-street; Mrs. Thomas, College View, Llandovery; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and Mr. Nicholas, Penygroes; Miss Harries Cefnllan Mrs. Evans, Maesgwaelod. Llanwrtyd, and J Mrs. Evans, Derllan Court, Llandovery. The Rev. E. Jenkin.s, vicar of Cilycwm, j officiated at the Church and graveside, whilst Deferences to the deceased were also made by the Rev. R. Evans, Llanwrtyd Wells; and Rev. T. Phillips. Penygroes. 'oral tributes were ient by Mr. and Mre. Jenkins, Brighton House; lftr. Prichard and family, Broomsgrove; Mr. Prichard and family. Penbont Fa-rm, Brecon; and from all at Bronderi. Penygroes. Private S. T. Havard, of the Welsh Guards, now doing his duty 'somewhere :n France." say? he has met out there Private Jack Jones, of Llandyssul,* aid Privare- Davies, late of Cardigan. Fe wished his father to inform P.C. Young that the Llan- dyssul boys wero such as any town m:eht feel proud of. Private Havard'a brother, Sapper Jim Havard, of the R.E s in train- ing at Buxton. is a first-class shot in class firing, having secured three tr angular bulls out of three show.
WAR JOTTINGS Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Pakrkirison, Welsh Regiment, had the honour of being re- ceived by the King 4it Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning, and was invested by his Majesty with the D.6.0. Pte. Davies, son of the Rev. W. E. Davios, Baptist minister, Ilford, London, late of Ferryside, and of Drefach, Henllan, is in training at Kinmel Park. The elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies has been ex- empted from military service, being a foruth year medical student. Lieut. Gilbert France Watson. Royal En- gineers ,nephew of the Bishop of St. David's, has sustained a some v- -at severe shell wound in the thigh. Lieut. Watson gained the D.S.O. for an act of gallantry during the "fighting around Lcos in Septem- ber last. He is well known in Cardiff, where he was (Jn engineering apprentice. Captain Dowdeswell, who has been ap- pointed flying officer, ia a. son of Major Dowdeswell. of Llanstephan, and fought with the 5th Territorial Battalion of the Welsh Regiment on the GaJlipoli Peninsula. He has been' under "instruction with the military wing of tho Royal Flying Corps for some time. Wo acknowledge with than lis the receipt of 8s. for our Tobacee Fund from Mrs. Sarah A. Jenkins, Viictocria, Australia. A large batch ocf wounded soldies have arrived at a Bristol hospital from Egypt, and amongst them is Pte. D. D. Thomas, 4th Welsh Regiment, youngest son of Mr. J. Thomas, 52, Little Wator'-s.treeb, Car- marthen. About 100 of the 3/1 Pembroke Yeomanry now stationed at Carmarthen left the town on Friday and Saturday last to continue their training elsewhere. We are pleased to state that Pte. J. C. Sharman, of the 3rd London Yeomanry, is progressing slowly after an operation for appendicitis. Pte. Sharmar, who is one of the wounded soldiers at the Carmarthen Red CroM Hospital, has made himself verv ponular in the tovn, and his manv friends will be delighted to hear that he is well on the way to convalescence. At the Brigade Musketry Schoo! held at Fdrt Scoveston on March 22nd, Lance- Corpl. William Martin Griffiths (of Llanfi- hanR-er-a.r-arth), Machine Gun Section, passed his examination, and qualified as an instructor. New: was received on Tbursckrv of last week of the death in France of Private Daniel Howell, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. David Howell. Werndrefi Cottage, Llanfihangel-uwch-Gwili, Nantgaredig. He was killed bv a sniper whilst on sentry duty at night. The deceased, who was a clerk in Birmingham, joined the Royal Warwick- shire Regiment at the outbreak of war, and went over to the Western Front in Novem- ber of last year. Twenty-one years of age, lie was very popular and highly respected, and the news of his death cast a gloom over his native district. He was an old pupil of the Grammar School, Carmarthen, where he was held in high esteem among his fellow-scholars. Great sympathy is felt with his parents and four sisters.
When you are sending your next parcel to the boy in the fighting line, don't forget to put in a box of Eli Mari'r Wern Useful for Sore Feet, Blisters, Insect Bites, and all Skin Disorders. Possessing wonderful Healing, Cooling, Soothing, and Antiseptic Properties. Read what a C.C. say of it I have used ELI MARI'R WER); for many. purposes. It is positively the most healing Ointment I have ever used for the house and the farm. I keep a box handy tfor each place. I had some Cows with sore teats that gave us a lot of bother to milk. Ono application onlv made them better. Yon can publish this beoause I think it is my duty to let the public know what good results I have derived from it. Sold in Jars, 6d. and 1/- each, to be ob- tained at the Manufacturing- Depot-T. DAVIES, Chemist, Guildhall Sauare, CAR- MARTHEN. Agent for Llanelly: .ToHX DAVIES. Pharmaceutical Chemist, Stepney Street, Llanelly. o
COTHI BRIDGE. AGBICTLTTTIUI, SOCIETY.—AT a meeting held on Saturday evening last the members of the -ibove society unanimously resolved not to hold a show this year in view of the wnr. There is a substantial balance in tand and the committee has under consideration a proposal to give a portion of this to the Red Cross Scciety. A meeting will be held at an early date to further consider this matter, and also to decide what steps shall be taken to augment this sum. A concert under the auspices of the society has been suggested.
GREAT AIR RAI DS, The principal war news of the week has <>een of a succession of raids by Zeppelins in the East and North-East Coasts. The raid on Friday night by &ve German airships was foiled) up on .Saturday night by a renewed attack on the Nciih-East C oast by two Zeppelins, one of whidR, how- ever, turned tail In Friday night's attack, it appears, tho raiding vessels were divided. Two squad- rons dropped bombs over the Eastern Counties, and a detached airship visited the North-Bust Coast. Fortunately the" LIS," while over the Eastern Counties, was hit by gunfire and fell into the sea off the Kentish coast. The crew, some ^>f whom were injured, sur- rendered, and were taken to Chatham. Another raid followed on Sunday night. The Admiralty announced that altogether six Zeppelin 3 took part. Three of them led the Sonth-Eastern Counties of Scot- land, one the North-East Coast of England, and the Remaining two the Eastern Coun- ties of England. The vessels which raided Scotland) crossed the coast at 9 p.m., 9.45 p.m.. and 10.15 p.m. respectively and ■rinsed over the South-Eastern Counties of Scotland until about 1.10 a.m. SECOND ZEPPELIN HIT. Mr. Tennant informed the House of Commons that during the recent air raids not only was tho" L 15" brought down but a. eecond Zeppelin was hit. Knowledge 1)f this fact, he said, was obtained through the picking up of a carbon copy of a mes- sage sent by wireless by the commander of the airship. THE NEW BUDGET. Mr. McKenna introduced his Budget to the House of Commons on Tuesday. The following is a brief summary of the taxa- tion proposals:- NEW TAllB. On tickets for aH amusement9 charging entrance fees, including :—Theatres, Pic- ture palaces, Football matches, Horse races, all similar amusements. On en- trance'fees of 2d. and under, gd.; rising by steps to—on entrance fees of 12s. 6d., la. Railway Tickets Tax.—From 9d. to Is., tax of Id.; over 18., additional tax of Id. for (A-ery 1-j. or part of Is. Season Tickets Ha-x.—Season tickets are included in the tax, which takes effect to- I'iy. Tax on Matches.—4d. por 1,000 matches; 2d. extra on imported matches. Tax on Mineral Waters.—4d. per gallon on those made with sugar and fermented; 8d. per gtillon on all others. TAXES INCREASED. Sugar, additional d. per pound; Cocoa, from ljd. to 6d.; Coffee and Chicory, from 3d. to 6d. Motor-car duties doubled or trebled, ac- cording to hsrse-powr. Motor-cydes tax increased for more powerful veh'des, and <iouoled up to 4 h.p. Excess profits lax increased from 50 to jO per ceotd THE NEW TNeomn TAX. On Earned Incomes. Old Rate. New Rate, a. d. s. d. Below L500 2 1 1-5 2 3 B500 to El.000 2 1 1-5 2 6 over V,WO m 5 1 On L'neauiec), Incomes New Rate. s. d. Below £ 300 3 0 Over £2.500 5 1
-40. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN NOTES Privates Jim Jones. Ffinnant; Gwilvm Jones, Aberarad*, and Johnnq Jones, Llan- dvfriog, have been home for a few days' leave from the front, looking quite fit. The three have had a pop at tho Huns. The death took place on Friday last of Mr. James Morris, shoemaker. Adpar Hill, at the age of 39 years. Deceased had been in failing health for some considerable time, and during the last few years was the toll collector of the urban council. He leaves a widow and a young family. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Llan- dyfriog Churchyard. The death is announced of Mrs. Ann Evans. 1, Station-terrace, at the advanced age of 95 years. Deceased passed away on Monday after halving been bed-ridden for only a few days. She was a native of Cardiganshire, land had spent most of her life at Cwmcoy near the town. About six months a^ojphe removed to Newcastie- Emlyn. where she resided with her grand- daughter, Mrs. Llewellyn Thomas. She was the mother of the Rev. D. Gwenffrwd Evans, pastor of Birjn Seion, Gelli, Rhon- dda. The funeral took place at Drewen on Thursday. The fortnightly mlurt by Thomas Jones, Son and George was held last Friday. There .was an exceptionally large supply of animals, and a gT)od crowd of dealers pre- sent. Cows and calves were not up to the standard of the previous mnrt conducted by thesa auctioneers. Quotations :-Cows and calves. L12 to L21 apiece: young fat cattle up to £3 per cwt.; fat bulls up to 54s. per cwt.; fat cows. j320 to £31 10s. each: store cattle. £3 10s. to JE17 10s. apieca; ewes with lambs up to L4 apiece; fat ewes and wethers up to JB3 apiece; fat rams lyi to L3 18s. apiece; porkers up to 15". a score; baconers up to 13s. 6d. per score. dfc
BRYNAMMAK WEDDING;.— Marriages at. Registrars' offices are ,0 popular nowadays that it is a somewhat rare tiling to report a wedding* at Church -or Chapel. On Wednesday this week a happy union was solemnized at St. Catherine's Church, between Miss Maggie Davies, the second daughter of Mr. John Davit's. Vole House. Llandilo-road, and Mr. Garfield Pliillip4, GlanamnJan. The Rev. E. Jenkins-Davics, vicar, officiated in the presence of a hire number of friends and relations of the contracting parti-s. ••Nosox GYDA'R 'PIA.An interesting fectiire- was delivered at Bethania Chapel, Rhosamman. on. Thursday last week. on Y Pia," by Mr. John Llewellyn, the hard- working pastor of tfie Church. No one in the district had a better acquaintance with the subject of the lecture than. Mr. ■Llewellyn, and the lecturer novef treated an earthly subject nearer to his heart than the one in handl Mr. J. James, occupied the -chair^ and speeches. were delivered by Messrs. Jenkyn Jones, Willie Walters, Willie Owen and Joshua Anthony. S01.TOKB8I TO THK FHON-T.— Two farewell meetings Avere held during tlio week to wish -God-speed to local men now servm"* in tho front. One was held at the Conn": (-if Schools, with Driver Bowen, Llandilo road, as the ''guest of the evening/' The other wins held at Gibea. Vestry, in honour of Richard Williams (The Gate). A sum of money w as collected 'at each meeting as an appreciation of their services. & T. SERVICES. The Rev..Richard H oberts. vicar of Llangennech, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roberts, Bridgend', preached excellent sermons at St. Cather- ine's on Sunday last.. HOMB ON LEAVE. — Lieut. Llewellyn Williams., the only son of Alderman' W. J. W illiams. has been home on leave durin" the week, and Private Dannie Ree.s, CwrrT- ffarw-road, is the latest visitor 011 a holidav. Lieut. Williams is doing good, service for his country as an instructor at Winchester, und Privare Rees is at the office of the Remount Depot near Southampton. SOLDIRR'S DEATH.-Thp last recorded death of a Brvnamman soldier, (is that of Private Jack Evans from wounds. Ho was great favourite amongst' the yaunT men of the district, mnd had been a faithful assistant at the shops of Mr. Bowen, grocer, and Mr. Harold Rees, ironmonger.
SILICA BRICKS AMD THE WAR I INTERESTING STATEMENT BY MESSRS. STEPHENS & Co., KIDWELLY. i.10 the Editor of the CARMARTHEN* JotBXAL.] Sir,—We understand that there are many who complain that we have taken on and are taking men at our works who should be in the army. We have in our employ to-day about 150 men, which number is about 20 more than we employed a year ago. Ten of these vxtra. men are' men suitable for the Army. Most of our men are badged by the Ministry of Munitions, and we are informed by them that badges will be sent for the remainder. We manufacture silica brioks whioli are used for building furnaces for the manufac- ture of steel, and steel cannot be made without silica bricks. During the last year the demand for eilica bricks has increased so much that it is impossible for the eilica brick-makers to keep all the sltel-works fully bupplied, and the result to-day is that there are steel furnaces idle all over this country waiting for brick for repairs, and these furnaces are employed in making steel for shells, ships and guns. Tne posi- tion is best put by quoting the first para- graph in a letter received to-day from the Ministry of Munitions as follows:— The matter of increasing tho output of silica brioks is becoming- one of the greatest urgency and we would ask you to no your utmost in every possible way to increase your output at the earliest moment." The amount of eteel required for sheila can be gathered from a statement in the daily papers of last week. that the Ger- mans had fired into Verdun alone 250,000 tons of shells. What makes the position far more serious is the fact that France, Russia and Italy are in a desperate position regarding silica bricks for their steel-works making shell steel. These countries pre- viously got their supplies from Germany., but now have to come to us. If they had previously got their supplies from this country there is no doubt that our works would have been capable of fully meeting their demands to-day, but as things stand at present, half their shell steel-making work are idle for want of eilica bricks. We are extending our works at the special request of the Ministry of Munitions and are in urgent want of a further 25 men. We would, of course, give preference to men above military age and married men, but as the position is becoming so serious, we take on all men who offer, .4i instructed by the Ministry of Munitions, and must continue to do so until we have enough men, as a few thousand extra silica bricks turned out daily is of infinitely more im- portance to the country than a few extra men to the army. It is usele- sending a few extra men over to France if by doing so the whole army is short of shells which are so urgently required. It would simply mean that the whole armies of our Allies and our- selves would suffer arid the Germans would >\ in. From a somewhat important industry in normal times, we have become of vital importance in willing the war. We have 16 of our men at the front and the Ministry of Munitions had offered to apply for their release from the Colours. We are of the opinion that it is best to take on men who are net already trained for the army, if they can do our work rather than get trained men back from the front. We have only asked for the release of two "men who are specially skilled for our work. We have taken 011 every maa who lias offered him- self to us during the last 12 months and as men above military ago and married men have not offered in sufficient numbers, we have been compelled to employ single men. In conclusion we might quote three more letters received from the Ministry of Muni- tions :— Letter received March 7th:—"With re- gard to your letter of the 1st inst., we see no objection to your taking on all who apply to you for employment, but it is, of course, desirable that you engage, as far as possible, ll'IT men not of military age. Letter received March 22nd:—"With re- gard to your statement that the recruiting officer thought that there were many men in the Army unfit for foreign service who might be released for your work, you should, I think, inform him that for every such suitablo man so found you would be. prepared to release a single man of military age. but that until additional men were produced it was considered by the Ministry of Munitions to be a matter of considerable importance that your labour price should not be reduced." Letter received March 25th: — I note you have ordered machinery for the extension of your works and tf you will advise me the firms with whom you have placed the con- tracts, I will recommend that this work be treated as urgent. What steps are you taking to obtain a sufficient number of men to permit the new works being brought into use at the earliest possible date? It will be seen by the above that our work is extremely urgent. It will not pav us to build the new works now during the war when costs of all materials are so high, and if we simply studied our own interests we would not go on with the work; besides, we have no means of knowing whether the demand for steel will be great enough when normal times come a-gaiii. so that the de- mand for silica bricks will be large enough to keep this extra works going. We are comforted, however, by the conviction that the people of thi& country wiil never again allow the free imports of manufactured goods that we can make ourselves and the consequent export of gold, and if the people so decide the Germans will never again be w' allowed to send us the thousands of tons of elteel weekly, which will mean that more eilica bricks will be required in this country to build furnaces to manufacture the steel that the Germans sent us previous to the war. Our sellint, prices were fixed by the Ministry of Munitions some months ago, so that it is impossible for us to make extra profit, which we would be able to do in normal times, should such a demand arise for silica brioks. Before tho war all the silica brick-makers were begging the steel works for orders for bricks, as owing to the large imports of German steel our steel- works were not working full time.—Yours, truly, STEPHENS & Co. Kidwelly, April 3rd.
The new tax on matches announced by Mr. McKenna on Tuesday recalls memories of when such a proposal was brought for- ward by the then Chancellor of the Ex- chequer 45 yean? ago. Every box was to bear a label with its inscription of Ex luce luoellum. The estimate^ revenue was put at £ 55C,000. East End match-makers marched in procession to Palace Yard, and the general protest was so great that the tax was dropped. Robert Lowe, afterwards Lord Sherbrooke, was the Chancellor of the Exchequer concerned. Breconshire Quarter Session* Court on Tuesday passed a resolution in favour of any restrictions that might be imposed on Glam- organ by the Liquor Traffic Central Control Board, applying to the whole of the county of Brecon. It was felt that the immediate need was for uniformity in border districts, but the majority of the court were in favour of an all-embracing policy. Captain Edward Lambton, Pembroke Yeomanry, Director of Public Works, Irri- gation, Assiut, Egypt, fourth son of Lieu- tenant-colonel Francis Lambton and the late Lady Victoria Lambton, died on March 28 of pneumonia. Born on February 6. 1377, ho was educated at Welington and Coperl's Hill Colle,-ep. He wais permitt-ei, to do his drill's with the cavalry at Abkc, sieh. and yearly training in England while on leave. For his services in the Public Works he was awarded the Order of the Osmanich, which he was permitted to wear by King Edward, Two of hip brothers were killed in South African war.
INTEMPERANCE AND THE TIMBER INDUSTRY. [To the Editor of the CARMARTHEN* JOURNAL.] Sir,—We do really wish that your Lam- peter correspondent would read our letters more carefully and exercise the same care in regard to his statements. The words "drunken lot" were never used by us, but were used by Mr. Harries to deecribo men we referred to as good as any men we have ever employed if the temptation was removed. &c.; however, we are not going to dispute this with him. We notice that Mr. Harries regards our statements as of no value. Surely this judgment should be left to your readers and not the writers of these letters' But to come to business and bring him to the point, we are prepared to pay a guinea to your Infirmary or Rod Crosg fund ii he can disprove any of our former 'd statements, provided he will pay at least a like amount if we bring satisfactory evidence to prove them. In the event of Mr. Harrie-s accepting our challenge, we shall be glad if you, Mr. Editor, will act aa, or appoint an, arbi- trator in the matter.—We are, yours, &c., A. B. BOWDEN & Co.
"AR Y GROESFFORDD." [To the Editor of tho JOURNAL.] SIR,—May I crave your indulgence for a 'few lines in your valuable journal. It is not my intention to offer anything in the way of criticism upon the penlormanoe of Mr. Berry's, by now, well-known drama, entitled "Ar y Groesnordd," by the Llan- gadock Dramatic Group on Wednesday evening, March 29th. Briy, my object at present lies elsewhere. Personally, I could not help regarding it as a most re- gretful feature of the evening to notice the lamentable inability betrayed by a certain portion of the audience to appreciate with any degree of intelligence and moral sensi- bility what was so creditably attempted for their benefit and entertainment on the stage. To lay this down to sheer ignorance in a Welsh country audience, where the literary, competitive meeting and the eis- teddfod have always beein in such high es- teem, would doubte&ily be unjust. And further, to attribute it more completely to a lack of delicacy and of normal refinement among a section of the audience would also be, perhaps, e-qually wrong. It seems to me to be fairer to lay it down to a very crude and distorted idea of the drama, unfortu- nately entertained by some in our midst. and the sooner for the Welsh mind to rid itself of t'uch absurd notions, the better will it be for the future of the Welsh duma, The Welsh drama, to-day, is in its infancy, and if its to become a counting iactor to enrich our national life and the mode of our national expression, then the mind and sympathies of every Welshman and Welsh woman must be prepared to accept it at its very best and highest. Noth- ing less than this can justify our desire for the appearance of a national dama. The drama, whether a oomediy or a tragedy, is not a farce; it is not something ta provoke the loud, empty, laughter of the fehallow-minded. The drama rs sacred in its origin, and its mission to the nation, if properly felt and delivered, may be as powerful and as sincere as that of the pulpit. To many. who witnessed the performance of "Ar y Groesffordd" the other night, it was a pang of real grief to feel such an entire Jack of intelligent sympathy, let alone refinement and delicacy, with which some of the most touching and pathetic scenes of the play were which even tho most doubtful characters, who frequent the theatres of our large towns would have received in silence, stricken for the time being, with a real and reverent awe of compassion. The object of the drama, it should be borne in mind, is that of moral refinement and instruction, no less than amusement. If any person ex- pects letss than thi-s of it, then the sooner the better either for that person to change his opinion, or for the Welsh drama to ceaae to exist. Infants die innocent. The above are painful words to say. But they are said with the future prospoct-s of the WeT-h drama fully in view, not only at • Pumsaint and the surrounding districts, but generally, in rural Wales, where the true spirit of the drama may not yet be properly understood. They are written with an object in view, and that object is the only palliation which I can lay claim to for giving expression to them.—Yours, etc., Rhydcymerau. D. J. WILLIAMS. 4
ABERAYBOtl SHOOTING MATCH.—A ahooting match was held lat the Assembly Rooms on Thursday night of last week, under the audioes of the special constables. The arrangements were carried out by P.C. Samuel Davies and Mr. W. J. Jones, B.SA. County School, assisted by others, and the proceeds-which amounted to over £ 2—are, to be devoted towards pending out tobacco, cigarettes, etc., to our local sol- diers and sailors on active service. Ox FURLOUGH.—Pte. Thomas Halfan Davjes. the only son of Air. and Mrs. John Davies, Feathers' Hotel, is home for a visit to his parents for a few days. Pte. Davies, who is connected with the Artists' RiBeo;, has not been feeling very well lately, but it is to Be hoped that a short rgst will put him all right again. OBITUART.—The death took place very suddenly on Wednesday, the 29th ult.. at Llanelly, of Mr. Evan Leonard, the eldest eon of Mr. Thomas Leonard, of the Prinoe o f Wales Inn, at the age of 26 years. The deceased leaves a widow to mourn his loss, besides a father and a large number of near relatives. The interment took place at Neuaddlwyd on Monday, the 3rd inst. MARRIAGE.—At the Reorist.ry Office cn t.he 31st ult., before Mr. J. M. Howell, re- gistrar. Mr. William Rees, Tyrysgol. was married to Miss Hannah Evans. Blaen- wnenfach, both in the parish of Llandy. silio-gago. THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—A collection is being made in the tow* this week in order toprovide funds for the?upkeep of this hos- nital when the (woundted soldiekm arrive. The collectors are members of the Red (Jross Society, who have also untoored their services as nursed, under the super- vision of this society at the hospital, and we have no hesitation in saying that our -in(ied soldiers will be treated well. and will be very happy and comfortable under their care. DHATH IX HOSPITAL.—The death took place on Sunday, the 2nd inst., at a Mili- ary Hospital at Qaterham, Surrey, of Pte. Samuel James, of the Welsh Guards, at the early ago of 20 years. Pte. James, who is a nativo of Glynarthen. is the vatinge-it brother of Mr. E. O. James, M.A.. County School* and joined the Welsh Gu.trds about two months, and wan in trainmsr at Cateriiarn. About, ten days acre lie was taken ill with double pneumonia. and in spite of the best medical nid and careful nursing he passed away as stated »ibove. The deepest sympathy is felt for his brother here, and also with his widowed mother and his other brothers and sisters, who are left to mourn the loss of a devoted and kind son nad brother. The Wly is being brought home to Glvnarthen. for interment.
LLANDYSSUL. LECTURE.—On Mondav evening at the Seion Congregational Chapel the Rev. T. Arthur Thorrtag presided at. a lecture deli- vered by Miss Eluned Morgan on Griffith Jones Llnnddowror a'r Diwysiad Cymreig." An excellent evening was spent and the lecturer was in sympathy with her snbject. Eluned." whose excellent Welsh books, written in the sweetest of Welsh, are well | known, was on her way to Beulah where on the following evening* she delivered a lec- [ ture on "Pereriaion Patagonia." 0