POOLES, Ammanford. I Week commencing Dec. 16th, 1918. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. ARMS and the GIRL, Stamping BILLIE BURKE. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. ￼ WITH THE EVES GlL CHAMPAGNE Does environment MAKE Character, or does Character unconsciously seek its NATURAL environment P.
AMMANFORD. You will want to send your Photograph to your friends at Christmas. The best work is always obtainable at A. Bryant's Studio, 8, College Street, Ammanford. Have them taken early and avoid the rush. Leading Stoker W. H. Williams, of H.M.S. Lion, is on a visit to the town. He his served for over seven years in the Royal Navy, and has had many exciting times. Motor Cyclist A. Hughes, who is attached to the R.A.F., is on a visit to his home. He has served for several months in theArmy, and expects to leave these shores in the near future. ? ^Pnv. A. Cook, a son of Mr. and Mrs. joe Cook, is home on leave. He is attached to the Welsh Regiment, and has heen ser- vice in France, where he was- wounded on two occasions. A.M. 1Clerk) Geo. T. Davies, of 122, College Street, was home recently for a few davs. and his appearance speaks well of Army life. He is attached to the R.A.F., and is stationed on ths East Coast. Serg° t. J. Jones and Air Mechanic T. Jones, sons of Mr. and Mrs. D. Jones, The Garage, Tirydail, are home on leave. They are both attached to the Royal Air Force, and are statioaed in a part of London. Jasper Evans, a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Evans, of Wind Street, another of the boys in blue who responded to our country s call and who defended our shores against our formidable energies, is home on short leave. The half-yearly preaching services in con- nection with the Christian Temple were held. on Sunday and Monday evening last, when the Rev. E. Keri Evans, Carmarthen, delivered impressive and eloquent discourses to crowded congregations. After having served since the outbreak of w I, we are glad to see Sergt. Fred Jones, ot Llandebie Road, en another visit to his r?me. Seigt. !ones c- a Reserv i st an d was ??,me. Sergt. 10nes was a Reservist and was called up with the first lot. He has also seen seivice in India, and is a fine example of the stalwart heroes who responded to the call of July. Priv. Danny Thomas, a son of Mr. and Mrs Danl. Thomas, 97, College Street, is home. having been discharged under the mining scheme. Priv. Thomas comes from a family which has supplied three sons for the cause of liberty. He has been in France for several months, and was attached to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. We &re pleased to extend a welcome to Lieut. Harold Davies, of the South Wales Borderers, who is on a. visit to the town. Lieut. Davies was taken prisoner by the Ger- mans, and was detained in a camp at Metz for about nine months. He was seriously wounded some time ago. Lieut. Davies is a brother of Miss Davies, of the County School staff, Ammanford. On Sunday eovening, at Elim Chapel, Tiry- dail, a very impressive memorial service was held in memory of the late Priv. David T. Davies, of Llandebie Road (a report of whose death appeared in a previous issue, of the Chronicle). The chapel was filled to over- flowing, and the Rev. W. Nantlais Williams delivered a very touching and impressive ser- mon. The deceased was highly respected, and was of a kind and sympathetic disposition. The United Free Church Fellowship was held at Bethany Chapel last Thursday even- ing. In the absence of the appointed chair- man, the Rev. J. Meirlon Williams presided. Councillor William Evans gave a strong and clear address on Free Church Principles- Our Heritage and Our Responsibilities." The following took part in the discussion which followed:—Messrs. W. Jones (Gwilym Myrddin), W. Cathan Davies, Revs. John Griffiths, B.A., B.D., W. Richard, and B. Ellis Jones, B.A. We are glad to see several of our local boys home again, amongst whom we noticed Gunner Willie Jenkins, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, of 6, Station Road, Tiry- dail Gunner Jenkins is attached to the R.F.A., and has been in the Army since the early days of the war. He has served in France for about three years, and was wound in the battle of Pilkem Ridge. Gunner Jenkms is now discharged from the Army under the mining scheme. He has two brothers who have done their bit." Priv. Myrddin Williams, M.M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams, Tirydail Lane, who has seen several years service in the Army, has returned home on leave. Priv. Williams took part in the operations an France, and he aho saw service in Salonica. He is attached to a Welsh Battalion, and he joined up in September, 1915. His brother, Corpl. Percy Williams, has also served in France, where he was wounded. We are glad to see Priv. Williams looking so well after his varied ex- periences. In pre-war days he was in great demand as a footballer. On Tuesday last, a very quiet wedding took place at the Registry Office, Llandilo, the contracting parties being Miss S. A. Davies, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, of 24, Tirydail Lane, and Mr. Morgan Jones, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Gorslwyn, Cwmgorse. The bride, who wore a smart tailor-made costume, was given away by her father, and was attended by Miss L. M Davies (sister) as bridesmaid. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. Evan Jones (brother of the bridegroom). The wed- ding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home, and later in the day the happy couple left for Swansea. The bride was attired in a mauve coat and a velour hat as travelling dress. The happy pair were the recipients of numerous presents. The funeral of the late Mr. Edward Myrddin Thomas, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Brynglas, Maesquarre Road, whose death occurred on the 5th inst., at the age of 15 years, took place on Monday last, the place of interment being the Christian Temple burial-ground The fiyiera l which wa£ for men 0 I e tylera, w. K ¡ was for men only, was very representative, and bore eloquent testimony to the high V esteem in which the deceased was held. Several of the officials of the Tirydail Col- liery (where Mr. Lewis Thomas, father of the deceased, is employed) were present. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies officiated at the funeral, assisted by the Rev. B. Davies, curate, Bettws. Mr. Gwilym R. Jones, who presided at the organ, rendered the Dead March very effectively. Beautiful wreaths adorned the coffin. The Late Sniper L. WATKINS. It is with deep regret that we report the death in action, on the 4th ult., of the late Sniper Leslie Watkins, a brother of Miss Watkins, Pontyfallen, Bettws, and of Mr. Watkins, 10, New Road. The deceased, who was attached to the 38th Divisional Sniping Company, was a fine soldier, and his per- formances as a runner and footballer brought him into fame. Although only 21 years of age, he had distinguished himself in many directions. During the time he served in France, he succeeded in winning the first prize in a quarter-mile race, and his ab'lity as an all-round athlete was very conspicuous. He was also presented with a rifle for excel- lent work performed by him in the field, whore he displayed unusual gifts as a marks- man. The deceased was at one time em- ployed at the Onllwyn Collieries, Seven Sisters, where his death is keenly regretted. He was also a prominent member of the Colbren Football Team, and it had been arranged by the directors of the Swansea Town Association Football Club to give him a trial with a view to his inclusion in the team. The deceased was of a bright and kind disposition, and was very popular. His death is deeply mourned by his numerous friends. The following letter has been re- ceived by his sister from the chaplain of his division:—" Dear Miss Watkins,—1 deeply rtv,ret that your dear brother was killed in action on the 4th inst. Sniper Watkins was a runner with the Commanding Officer, and on the morning of the attack on Mormal Forest he was hit by a shell whilst going out with the officers. Two officers were killed and the Commanding Officer was wounded. He was killed at a place called Pox-de- Nord, and buried near that place. After being hit severely in several places, he suc- cumbed to his wounds after a few hours. He was practically unconscious after being hit, and did not, therefore have to suffer any pain. He was a splendid man—one of the old boys —dearly beloved by all, trustworthy and fear- less. We all miss him in the Company. He died on the path of duty, and it was God Who took him away. God will therefore surely help you in your trouble, for he is our refuge and strength. Accept our prayers on your behalf. I always admired Watkins, and regarded him as a jolly good fellow.— Yours very sincerely, D. Morris Jones, Chaplain."
BRYNAMMAN. I To celebrate the cessation of hostilities, and as a token of the good feeling that has existed between the management of the Glynbeudy Tin Works and their employees, the com- pany made a gift of 15s. to every workman over 18 years of age, every female worker 30s., and all under 18, 7s. 6d., last Tuesday. Three soldiers and a sailor were the guests of a reception meeting at Siloam on Tuesday evening, when Mr. Wm. Hopkin presided. Solos, recitations, and penillion were contri- buted. The usual cheques were handed over to the lads in khaki and blue. The heroes were Sailors D. J. Hopkins, David George Booth, and Henry J. Williams, and Priv. William Gregory. An interesting complimentary event was held at Gibea Chapel Vestry on Tuesday evening, when Nurse Mona Jones, on leave from France, and Nurse Lottie Griffiths, on a visit home from Manchester Hospital, were the guests, and a lso Priv. Alfa Williams, Llandilo Road. Ex-Pnv. R. J. Davies pre- sided, and ex-Priv. Gwilym M. Jones, the one-armed pianist, accompanied. The usual gifts were handed over by the Rev. W. D. Thomas. Solos were rendered by Reggie Llewelyn, Dorris Jones, Lorris Davies, Flight- Lieuf. Glyndwr Jones, Garfield Roberts, and Lilian Evans. Bessie Jones recited. On the previous evening, Nurse Griffiths was pre- sented by Bethel Church Pantyffynnon, with a Bible and silver casket for her fidelity in connection with the Sunday School thereat. The members of the Brynamman Branch oi the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers have decided to intermingle their business conferences with social gatherings, to promote good feeling and to bring the public into touch and sympathy with their call." One of a series of these concerts was held last Wednesday evening at the Farmers' Arms Hotel, when Mr. W. J. Thomas ptesided. There was a capital at- tendance, and a most enjoyable programme was provided. After an address by the Chairman, Mr. Sam Williams, A.V.C.M., A.R.A.M., gave a pianoforte selection, and also accompanied the vocalists. Songs were effectively rendered by Mr. James Palmer, Mr. A. R. Williams, the popular vocalists, of the Gem Confectionery, who simply brought down the house. The Chairman also won general plaudits for his vocal effort. Mr. Ted Moses pleased all with a solo. Mr. Emrys Daniels and friends, of the Brynamman Band, gave an instrumental quartette, and the crowd cheered their splendid performance. Mr. Willie Llewelyn gave a cornet soio, and as usual, won praise. Mr. Tom EdwarQ delighted the audience with a song. Dr. Corkey, M.D., recited a poem of his own composition, entitled A Bunch of Roses (meaning the British Isles), which the Ger- mans had failed to wither with their devas- tating ifre. Mr. Quick, of Cardiff, addressed a meeting of the Glynbeudy employees, on Saturday evening last, at Siloam Chapel Vestry. He attended on behalf of the St. John's Hos- pitals, and appealed for financial aid for the institutions. The speaker remarked that many were under the impression that hospital work had ceased when the armistice was signed, but he could assure them that was far from being the case. Prisoners were flowing back, needing urgent attention, and care, and there was a large number of wounded men who would remain under medical supervision for some time. The hospitals were as full as ever, and would probably be fully occupied for another two years or so. Certain col- lieries in South Wales had decided to contri- bute 3d. per week for sixteen weeks, and he was quite confident that the tin-working sec- tion would not be backward in doing their share to assist these deserving institutions. The St. John Hospitals had won a reputation for the splendid treatment patients were given thereat. Several questions (per invita- tion) were put to Mr. Quick, who promptly and lucidly answered each. It was ultimately decided to subscribe according to the rate and for a similar period. Mr. Arthur Williams presided. Several other matiers were brought before the meeting for consideration. Infor- mation as to the present position of the Works Charity Fund was sought, this fund being the source of support to the Belgian refugees; Local Administration Fund, and the Recog- nition Sums and Comforts expenses of the sol- diers and sailors formerly employed at the works concerned. The matter was left in abeyance until the end of the year, when the secretary, Mr. E. J. Morgan, mill superinten- dent, would present a statement of accounts. The case of George Overhand, who was run over by a railway engine whilst proceeding to work at Glynbeudy some years ago, was brought forward. The accident has deprived Overhand of both legs, and he is now at a charitable institution. A letter from him had been received stating that he was in very narrow straits indeed, and appealed ardently and pitifully to his former co-workmen for urgent assistance. It was resolved that the committee which had been elected to arrange a means of support for the unfortunate young man should re-unite and investigate the matter. They had been on the point of moving to- wards the end dealt with now when the war broke out, and had to give up the project owing to the dispersion of young men and the probable stagnation of industry in conse- quence. Other important matters were also dealt with. Mr. H. J. Williams, tinhouse superintendent, announced that he had been given to understand that about jE.30 odd was at present the amount in the Works Fund. Another general meeting will be held at an early date, when matters of equal importance will be considered.
GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN. At the examination held at Swansea on November 18th by the Trinity College of Music, the following pupils of Mr. Ted Morgan, Glyn Road, Lower Brynamman, won distinctions :—Preparatory Division: Miss Nancy Eluned Morgan, Maerdy, Cwmgorse. and Miss Mary Jenkins, The Shop, Gwaun- cae-gurwen, with Honours. Intermediate Division: Miss Bessie Williams, The Steam Mills, Cwmgorse, who obtained a Pass Certi- ficate. We very heartily congratulate both teacher and pupils on their success. The results shew marked ability on the part of the pupils, and ceaseless attention and great teach- ing qualifications on the part of the teacher. The above exceptionally good results indicate great things for both teacher and taught.— Master Johnnie Morgan, Station Road, Gar- nant, succeeded in gaining a Pass Certificate at the recent Trinity College of Music examination held at Swansea. Both teacher (Mr. Ted Morgan, Brynamman) and pupil &re to be warmly congratulated on their suc- cess.
LLANDILO. On Thursday afternoon last, the anniver- sary services in connection with St. Paul's Weleyan Church were held, when the Rev. D. Tecwyn Evans, B.A., Birkenhead, offi- ciated. There were good congregations, and eloquent sermons were delivered. Priv. W. M. Griffiths, of the London Rifle Brigade, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Griffiths, of New Inn Shop, New Inn, Llan- dilo, returned home from Germany on Satur- day last, where he had been a prisoner of war for about eight months, having been cap- tured in the great push in March last. We are pleased to state that Priv. Griffiths' is in fairly good health. We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths our heartiest congratulations on having their son back again. Information has just come to hand that Priv. Edward Williams, attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field cf battle shortly before the armistice was de- clared. Priv. Williams has been on active service since the outbreak of war. Prior to joining up he was a road worker under the Carmarthenshire County Council. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams, Church House, Manordilo. He is only 25 years of age. f In our account of the funeral of the late Mr. William Simon, retired workhouse master, which appeared in our last week s issue, we omitted to state that the Rev. Watkin Davies, of St. Jude's, Swansea, accompanied the body up from Swansea, and also that the Rev. Wm. Rees, R.D., late of Llangadock, conducted the service at the church and graveside in the absence of the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, who was away from home. We also omitted to state that the following were among the mourners: —Seaman Willie Thomas, Rose and Crown, Llandilo (grandson) Mrs. Morgan, White Horse Hotel, Mrs. John Thomas and Mrs. Thomas, Llanelly, and Miss Smith, Llandilo (nieces) Mrs. Smith, Felingwm (sister-in- law) and Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, Waunar- lwydd (nephew and niece). The death took place on Wednesday, the 4tn inst., at Danygraig, Llandilo, the resi- dence' of her son, Mr. Rees Gabriel, of Mrs. Mary Gabriel, widow of the late Mr. John Gabriel, of Temple Bar, who predeceased her 21 years ago. The deceased lady had attained the age of 79 years. The funeral, which was well attended, took place on Saturday last, the place of burial being Milo Chapel. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Rees Gabriel, Danygraig, Llandilo, Mr. W. Gabriel, relieving officer, Neath, and Mr. Tom Gabriel (sons) Mr. William Jones, Rhandir Villa, Ffairfach (brother) Mr. David Jones, Killay (brother) Mr. Thomas (brother) Mrs. Harries Hughes, Mumbles, Jones. Rhydgoch, Llanfihangel Aberbythich, and Miss Elizabeth Williams, St. Helens, Swansea (nieces). A short service was con- ducted at the house by the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, M.A., vicar of Llandilo- fawr, and the service at the chapel and grave- side by the Rev. Wm. Bowen, pastor of Milo. Priv. David John Hughes, of the Royal Warwick Regiment, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany for over two years, re- turned home on Friday of last week. He was interned at Munster Camp, Westphalia, and was there employed in the mines. He received no provisions by the Germans, and depended on the parcels from home for his maintenance. He has gone through some hard times, having been three days at a stretch without food, and gathered the crumbs from the floor many a time and even had recourse to eat grass. Russian prisoners in the same camp died like flies, as no parcels were received by them, and -were allowed to starve. In view of all the hardships he has gone through, we are pleased to note that he is in the enjoyment of good health. He is the son of Councillor and Mrs. Benjamin Hughes, of the White Hart Hotel, to whom we extend our heartiest congratulations on having their son back again.
PENYGROES. The ladies' section of the Penygroes Recep- tion Committee held a Flag Day on Saturday, the 30th ult., with the following excellent result:—Mrs. and Miss Clutterbuck (Gate district), £3 Os. 10d.; Mrs. Nicholas and Miss Letitia Evans (Village), £ 2; Mrs. E. Hughes (outlying district), S.2 Os. ld.i Mrs. Emmanuel and Miss G. Enoch (Gorsddu), .?2 1 Os. 6d. Miss Jenkins and Miss A. M. Rees (Waterloo Road), £ 2 Os. Id.; M l." Jennie Jones (Post Office), 10s.; making the splendid sum of H2 Is. 6d., which the ladies will retain in hand until after the social, which will take place on the last day of the year, and then hand over the com- bined proceeds of the Flag Day and the social at the same time. The Ladies' Com- mittee are always very thorough, and we have no hesitation in saying that it will be well worth the money and time spent -to visit the Council Schools, Penygroes, on New Year' s Eve.
Forthcoming Events. [All forthcoming events which are adver- tised in the Chronicle, or for which printing is done at our Works in Quay Street, Amman- ford, will be included in the following list.] Dec. 14.-Noddfa, Garnswllt: Grand Eis- teddfod. Dec. 12, 13 & 14.-Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurwen: Grand Performances of the operetta, May-Day in Welladay, by the Tabernacle (Cwmgorse) Children's Choir. Dec. 21.-Council School, Cefneithin: Grand Bazaar, Carnival, and Concert. Dec. 25.— Wesleyan Chapel, LlandeUie; Grand Eisteddfod. Dec. 25.—Congregational Chapel, Penygroes; Grand Organ Recital. Dec. 25.-Caersalem, Tycroes: Third Annual Eisteddfod. Dec 25.-Capel Newydd, Bettws: Grand Competitive Concert. Dec. 26.-Church Mall, Carmel, Uandebie: Second Annual Eisteddfod. Jan. I.-Christian Temple, Ammanford: Grand Organ Recital.
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THE LABOUR CAMPAIGN. Dr. Williams at Ammanford.1 THURSDAY'S MEETING. I On Thursday evening last, at the Ivontes Hall, Ammanford, a well-attended meeting was held in support of the candidature of Dr. J. H. Williams, the Labour candidate for the Llanelly Division. Councillor J. Evan Jones presided, and said he was pleased to occupy the chair that night in support of such a worthy cause as Labour. (Applause). He was proud of the opportunity of supporting the candidature of Dr. J. H. Williams. (Applause). They would all admit that Labour was not by a long way satisfactorily represented in the House of Commons, and they should see to it that a Labour Government was elected this time. (Applause). He was very pleased to see the ladies present. They were the Chancellors of the workers' Exchequer. (Applause). It was said that Mr. Bonar Law was' the Chancellor of the Exchequer, but in reality the ladies were much more re- sponsible for the prevention of the country go'ng into bankruptcy than anybody. (Loud- applause) Mr. Philip Evans said he had great plea- sure in supporting the candidature of Dr. Williams and moving a vote of confidence and support in him. Though he did not know Dr. J. H. Williams personally, he knew this much: that he would never have been selected to represent Labour if he was not of some worth to the working class- (applause)—and for that reason he had pleasure in moving their support of Dr. Williams. He was glad to see that Labour had already gained some seats. It was thought by some people that a Labour man was a man of an illiterate type, but he wel- comed the fact that others were recognising that the Labour Party was second to none in the country. Mr. T. Gibbon Davies, in supporting the resolution, said that Dr. Williams was a man who represented the programme of the Labour Party. The Coalition Party had no pro- gramme. They had no definite plans for meeting the demands of the country. He wished to impress upon them as workers that they were in honour bound to vote for Labour, and do all in their power to carry out its programme, and thereby make the world a brighter and an infinitely happier place to live in. They would undoubtedly get the Coalition candidate coming along and making a number of promises, but they wanted something more than promises. During the last election they were promised Welsh Dis- establishment and Disendowment. Now the Liberal Party and the Tories had united to- gether, and they were opposing Labour; and there was now a fight between Capitalism and Labour. They as workers should see that It was a fight between those two parties. He had great pleasure in seconding and support- ing the vote before the meeting. Mr. E. R. R. Lewis said that they were there to support the candidature of Dr. J. H. Williams. The Labour Party wa6 not so much concerned about the man as they were about the flag which he carried. The Labour Party was determined to have no- thing to do with the Coalition Government. It was up to them as the working class to see that their flag was the real issue. He called them the working class because there was a class which did not work. He said that the Labour Party would abolish the taxation of incomes of £ 130, and would fix £ 1,000 as the lowest income liable to taxa- tion, and thereby relieve the working man of the imposition made upon him. Those whose incomes amounted to thousands of pounds would be taxed on a graduated scale, and the incomes of 150,000, &c., would be taxed and would be compelled to wipe out the war debt, and the working class allowed to be free. (Loud applause) Mr. James Davies delivered a stirring speech in Welsh, and condemned the Government for rushjng an election upon the country at such a time. What was the inten- tion of the Government in doing such a thing? It was quite obvious. There were hundreds of boys from Ammanford and the district who had gone out at the call of the Government to fight, and they were still out. Were the boys in favour of an election, and did they have an opportunity of voting in the forthcoming election? No; most of them would not have an opportunity of voting. Nobody desired that an election should be thrust on the country at such a time except the Coalition Government. We were told a great deal about peace and that the war had finished. Did it loqk like it? What kind of peace terms would be agreed and signed? Unless peace was based on a different basis to the peace of 1870, it would be of no use. What will be the foundation of the peace terms? Will it be based on the principles of democracy? Where are our soldiers? They were being sent to Russia. With what object? To look after the interests of the capitalists and to safeguard their property and investments, and also to destroy the good work of those who were endeavouring to settle themselves under a democratic state of affairs, and who were working towards the attainment of their hopes of having justice established between man and man. (Shame). County Councillor Dd. 01. Davies then addressed the meeting, and proceeded to blame the Government for having rushed an election on the community at such a time. He would remind them of the time of the Boer War, when the Conservatives were blamed by Mr. Lloyd George for having embarrassed the country at a time when the real facts of the Boer War were not made known to the people. Mr. Lloyd George was guilty of the very same thing. What did they find to- day but an election rushed upon them by the Coalition Government? -He did not know of any other party which desired an election. The Government had promised to give the heroes a chance to' vote, and to make the country fit for them to live in. What was happening? Not a tenth part of the whole number of soldiers would be able to vote in the forthcoming election. That was one of the ways in which the Government was going to make the country fit for heroes to live in-. It was not a Coalition Government, but a Collusion Government.. (Laughter and ap- plause). They were complaining of the high prices, and the wages of the workers had been increased, but they would never catch them. (Laughter) When higher wages are granted, what follows? Oh, the prices go up. (Laughter). The Labour Party was opposed by Liberal and Tory capitalists. With regard to making the coun- 'try fit for heroes to live in, the Coalition Government was doing its very best in that direction by disfraiicnisement of the soldiers vote. That was the first step. It was a combination of Liberals and Tories fighting against the working class. They would find thousands out of employment when demobilisa- tion" would take place. What would they get ? Twenty-four shillings a week. That was the way to make the country fit for heores. What about the land question? What provision was being made for the workers? What was the programme of the Government with regard to soldiers? They had gone out to fight for this land. Oh, give them a little allotment, and then they can produce plenty of potatoes." That was another of their ways of making the country fit for heroes to live in. The Labour Party was out for the nationalisation of the land. They should unite together. They could not fight one by one. The mines should also be nationalised, and the workers should have control of the same. They had only to con- sider the moves of the great colliery pro- prietors. What were they doing? Purchasing mines in every direction. The Labour Party was in favour of having the present system of capitalism done away with. There would be some music in Parliament when the nationalisa- tion of mines would take place. (Laughter). It was a hard struggle, as they had to nght the Liberal and Tory capitalists, but if they united together they would be able to defeat them. They ought as workers to vote for Dr. J. H. Williams the Labour candidate, who was representing thfe Labour programme. (Applause). The resolution was carried unanimously. FRIDAY'S MEETING. I A crowded meeting in support of Dr. J. H. Williams' candidature was held in the Ivorites Hall, Ammanford, on Friday even, ing, when the chair was occupied by Mr. T. Dafen Williams, who made a few appropriate remarks at the commencement. Dr. J. H. Williams, in addressing the meeting, criticised the Government for having sought election at such a juncture. The sol- diers were away, and only a very small per- centage of them would be able to vote. Coming to the question of the war, he asked, Why was the Conscription Act adopted? Because it was cheaper. The Coalition Party deliberately passed that Act because it was cheaper than the voluntary system. How did they treat the boys that had gone out to fight? They were allowed a mere pittance of Is. and Is. 6d. a day. They should treat our boys at least as the Aus- tralians and Canadians were treated. They were given 6s. a day. Why should such a distinction exist? With regard to the land question, all communal wealth should be communal property. In all justice and common-sense the land should belong to the community. Land which was valued at a small figure had increased in price to £ 1,000 when an authority decided to purchase it. Then, there was shipping. The high cost of living was attributable to that evil. The Coalition Government were backing up profiteering. They did nothing to prevent it. i he loaf of bread cost double its normal price because of it. The soldier's child was deprived of half his bread. If they supported the Coalition Party, this kind of robbery would be allowed to go on. The Labour Party was determined to have a million houses built for the workers. The houses would be built in order to dispose oi the miserable hovels people were compelled to liv-j in to-day. It would be far better to spend 500 million pounds in that way in- stead of purchasing public-houses, &c. The State Purchase Bill was one that looked after the interests or the brewer. It would put 1500,000,000 in the pockets of the brewers. No wonder Sir George Younger had adopted h:s present attitude. With regard to the question of Lecal Option, the Labour Party was in sympathy with it. Let the people decide for themselves. (Applause). The Liberal Party had not got a programme. After all their promises which they had not ful- filled, they now asked to be trusted with a blank cheque. Did they realise that the money paid as royalty for the coal consumed on the Lusitania was more than was paid to the whole of the crew in wages? They should bear that in mind. Another point was this. they should demand fewer hour* of labour. It should- be observed that recent medical investigation had proved that those who were working in confined areas and those who had to endure mental strain, &c., that eight hours a day was too long. (Applause). Two hours was quite sufficient for them. They should also change the pre- I sent arrangement with regard to schools. The age limit ot leaving school should be raised. Boys were now being put to work before they were fit to do so. They were compelled to work when they should be at school. They should be allowed to remain in school until they attained 20 years of age, and if they shewed any bright talents they should be allowed to attend the County Schools and also the Universities. The child of the work- ing man should be maintained at the expense of the State in such schools. Scholarships could be offered those who could not pay, and an opportunity given for the pupils to enter Oxford or Cambridge. At present, those universities were open only for the rich. No working man could afford to maintain his son at an university. We should also consider the question of the discharged sol- diers. We were indebted to them very much, and they deserved the highest and the best we could give them. We should keep them out of the labour market both for their own and the workers' sakes. They should be given a pension, so that they might live decently, and provision should be made for those who were consumptive. Another in- justice was that women who were under 30 were not granted a vote, whereas the men who were 21 years of age were given a vote. A demand should be made for equal rights to the women-folk. There should be no sex distinction. They should also demand equal pay for the women. Labour had to face a great fight. We were told there was going to be a League of Nations. It should be a League of Workers the wide world over. (Applause). They wanted workers who would not shed their blood for the sake of others. Their motto should be All for each and each for aU." (Applause). It was obvious that the Liberals and Conser- vatives were united against Labour. For in- stance, Liberal members of Parliament had Conaervatives presiding at their meetings. The Toij landowners were now backing up Mr. Towyn Jones. If they desired a better state of affairs, they should support the programme of the Labour Party. (Loud applause) The Rev. D. D. Walters (Gwallter Ddu), of Newcastle Emlyn, then addressed the meeting. In "introducing himself, he disclosed his long association with the Labour cause, and said that many years ago he translated Merrie Englud" into Welsh, and that many had gained a knowledge of Socialism through reading it. In dealing with Capitalism, the speaker declared that people who did not work should not live in this world. (Laughter). People said that the Devil was a very hard worker. He did not know, because he was not acquainted with him (Laughter) There were people in this world who were riding on other people s backs. It was a very funny sight to imagine a big stout person riding on the .back of a small man. (Laughter). If he had a stick, he would strike him a blow on the back and say, Get down, you blackguard; you are big enough to walk." (Laughter and ap- plause) Then he would strike the man who had carried the other, and warn him that it he caught him another time he would be made to suffer. Everyone had sufficient work to carry and maintain himself. (Applause). Mr. D. Bowen, Bettws, proposed, and Mr. W. A. Lewis, checker, Ammanford Station, seconded a vote of confidence in Dr. Wil- liams, which was carried. MONDAY'S MEETING. At the Ivorites' Hall, Ammanford, on Monday evening, a meeting was held by the supporters of Dr. J. H. Williams, the Labour candidate. There was a good attendance. Councillor D. George, who presided, said that he was glad he belonged to the only party which was in true sympathy with the workers. When the programme of the Labour Party came into operation, it would give the deathblow to the present system of exploita- tion, which was the curse of the country, and was the cause of all the poverty throughout tht land. (Applause). Councillor John Harries (Irlwyn) referred to the Labour Party programme, of which he gave a brief outline. The present Coalition Government needed a change of air, as their constitution was out of order. He suggested they should take a trip to Russia. (Ap- plause) The Coalition Government had no definite programme. The Labour Party would have to fight hard, but there was a movement being made by the people of this country, and practically by the whole of democracy. He was informed that Dr. Williams, their representative, was a man who not only preached the principles of Labour, but he also carried out those pro- posals. He had much pleasure in proposing a vote of confidence in their candidate, and he hoped that when election day arrived they would return Dr. J. H. Williams with a thumping good majority. (Applause) The speaker also recited an appropriate piece of poetry, which was loudly applauded. Mr. Robert Thomas, speaking in support of the resolution, said that if they desired to avoid strikes and industrial strife, they should support the Labour Party, as it was obvious that unless the workers were granted their demands, the future would see some more industrial struggles. The speaker appealed to them, especially the ladies, to give nf.ir vote for Dr. Williams at the forthcoming election, and he strongly supported the reso- lution. (Applause). Mrs. Jack Thomas gave a lucid discourse on the problems of motherhood. She ex- posed the half-time system which was in operation in Lancashire, and said the present system of education was in need of change, aid the Labour Party had included that iter* in their programme. The mothers in this country were also badly treated. They were not sufficiently educated, and could not en- lighten their children as they should. 'The housing conditions were entirely wrong, and it was proposed by the Labour Party thai housing reform should receive their first attention. Some of the houses in this country were not fit for people to live in. The farmers in many instances kept their cattle in better buildings than were sometimes tenanted by human beings. The mothers were not given a chance to educate and maintain their children, and the result was that the little ones had to suffer as well as their mothers. Boys who were 14 years of age were com- pelled to work just at the time when they needed the greatest care and instruction. There was an evil in South Wales which could be compared with the half-time system in Lancashire. Boys who were of school age had to work before going to school in the morning they had to work during the dinner, and also after leaving school. That should bs altered. The present system was quite wrong. They should all vote for the Labour candidate, Dr. J. H. Williams, if they desired an improvement. (Applause). Mr. James Griffiths said that he had dis- covered a new dodge of the Liberal candi- date for this constituency. He mentioned in h's election address that he is the adopted candidate of the Liberal and Labour Asso- ciation. The speaker described that as being an untruth. It was entirely wrong for Mr. Towyn Jones to say that he was adopted by "the Labour Association as a candidate. Not a single representative of the Labour Asso- ciation was present. (Applause). He (the speaker) was glad to state that the reports which he had received from the various parts of this constituency were all very encouraging, and they felt confident that their candidate would be returned. (Applause). Mr. David Davies rendered a solo, and Mr. T. Gibbon Davies gave a recitation. In response to the appeals of the audience, Mr. David Davies and Mr. Gibbon Davies ren- dered a duet in fine style. Mr. Sam Thomas, Bettws, also gave a speech, in which he introduced some very humorous remarks.
m s & PALACE, Ammanford. TO-NIGHT at 7-30. SATURDAY at 7 & 9. The Famous Film Play—TJB3EI3 REGENERATES. Ft iF m ENE Aq" A I E ALMA REUBENS Catherine Van DYUN. The Gir! who sacrificed family to love. WALT WHITMAN The Proad Old Aristocrat. ALLEN SEARS Paui Lafarge. Whose blood was not blue efor the old man. hiS Play deals with the biological problem of ARISTOCRATIC INTER-MARR? iGES—Who was your Grandfather? GRAND COMEDY and WAR BUDGET as usual.