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PREMIER'S REPLY. We Must Stand Together." The Premier who, on rising to speak, was received with loud cheering, f;aid Alderman Matthews and fellow coun- trymen :—I am sure it is a pretty hopeless task for me to address this immense mul- titude. I only want to say a word or two of deep gratitude to you for this expres- sion of your goodwill and support, and of your encouragement to me in the task I have undertaken in this great world conflict. We must stand together. (Loud applause). "We ARE GOING TO WI N." If we do—if we do. standing as I do on the watchtower. I tell you we are going to win. (Loud and continued applause). In Welsh Mr. Lloyd George then said: Diolch yn fawr i chwi. (Applause). Diolch i chwi o galon a eich cydym- deimlad a'ch brwdfrydedd.' Nid ydyeli wedi colli eich Cymraeg i gyd. (Laugh- ter and applause).-(Many thanks to JOU. Many thanks from my heart for your trood feeling and enthusiasm. You kove not lost all your Welsh). TJiE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS. Proceeding in English, Mr. Lloyd George said: "I am so glad to see the Lan- cashire Fusiliers here. Although I am a Welshman in every fibre of my being, Lancashire is my native county. (Cheers from the Lancashire Fusiliers). I always watch with great pride what the men of Lancashire have done in this fight. I watch them, as Lancashire was the county where I first appeared—(laughter and cheers)—while I watch the men ofwales because I am a Welshman through and through, and I am proud of both. GREAT TRIUMPH COMING. In this great struggle men of everv -oounty, men of every race throughout the whole of the British Empire have fought witho such valour, such courage, such determination as has never before been witnessed in the whole historv of this great country. And in the end these efforts will be crowned with a irreat triumph. I thank you." (Loud and pro- longed cheering). I LOCALLY MADE CASKET. Ald. David Matthews then explained that the casket of a locally made plate which was to have been presented to Mra. Lloyd George was not ready for the occasion, and it would be sent on. The inscription, which was given to Mr£ Lloyd George by Miss Gwenith Alice Williams was then read out as follows:— "Presented to Mrs. Lloyd George by the citizens of Morriston on the occasion of her visit to the town August 9th. 1918." DEPARTURE FOR LLANSAMLET. Without delay the Premier then stepped off the platform and entered his car to the accompaninmnt of tremendous cheers and universal maniftatiooa of the highest goodwill. The oar drove off through the crowd on the way to Llansanilet. where the u; .\i halt was being made, in an atmosphere of fervid Welsh acclamations, and the Pre- mier, evidently delighted with his recep- tion, from those on the ground and those in the balconies and windows, and on roofs, raised his hat repeatedly. One old lady ran to the side of the car and waved her hand quite affectionately in the Premier's face, and he smiled plea- santly at her. It was in excels is Morriston's .C( Der Tag." AT LLANSAMLET. It was a happy idea of Mr. David Harris, of Walters-road, Llansamlet, to arrange with Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P., for,-a short halt at Llansamlet as the Premier and party were on the way to Neath. Those of the residents who had not gone to Neath or Morriston assembled in hundreds near the English C.M. Mission Hall. The party arrived to time. and as the car pulled up the party were accorded a welcome of great warmth. During the cheering, flowers and bouquets were handed to Mrs. Lloyd George- and Miss Megan Lloyd George by Miss Gwyneth" Sehumaker, Tawe-road, Miss Rosetta John, Highland House, and Mrs., D.4 Harris, Walters-road, and Mr. J. B. Davies, park keeper, whilst Miss Broa- wen Williams presented a basket of fruit, the gift of Mr. Stephens, Grimsby Ilouse. INSCRIBED KHAKI BIBLE;' When order was restored Mr. D. Harris pre-sented to Mr. Lloyd George a smdll khaki Bible. In doing so he extended a nrv hearty welcome to the Prime Minis- ter: upon the occasion of his pa&sing through to tte National Eisteddfod. Eting may you live,: and may the Lord spare you for a long time to serve our Nation"; concluded Mr. Harris. The Bible liad bapyt suitably inscribed for the occasion. Councillor J. Jenkins said it gave him very great pleasure in welcoming on be- half of the residents of Llansamlet the greatest Welshman of the day. (Applause.) FOR HUMANITY'S SAKE. 1 I Premier and Principles for which ( we are Fighting. J Another roar of cheers went up as Mr. D. Lloyd George rose from his seat. He said:—I thank youfrum the bottom of my heart for the warmth of your welcome to- j day, and the encouragement you are giv- ing me tn the work I have undertaken on. behalf of the nation—(cheers)—and I also claim on behalf of humanity. (Re- newed cheering.) I take this opportunity of thanking the Council of this Borough for .their welcome which has been gijiiu to me-" Opening the Bible which had been handed to him, the Premier, who teemed quite moved, said: "I am deeply touched by this book which has been presented to me. This is the Book for the principles of which we are fighting in this great war. and I have no doubt that the principles contained in this Book are eternal. They will triumph yet." (Loud cheers.) I NTH EVE R N A C U LA R. Gair yn Gymraeg," shouted Mr. Rosser, the local builder. The crowd took up the appeal, and in- sisted upon hearing the great Welshman in the vernacular. The Premier again stood up and thanked his fellow countrymen for their welcome. He said he felt proud that the Welsh language was as alive 1 as ever in Llan- samlet. The party thereupon drove siway amidst scenes of great rejoicing. The visit will live long in the memories of the meii, women asd children of Llansamlet who ¡¡,ere presoat at the brief oeremony.
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NEATH'S NEW FREEMAN. Prime Minister's Speech. GREAT DAY FOR MORRISTON AND NEATH. "We Are Getting Through." The Prime Minister was in the happiest mood to-day. He looked well; he spoke well; and, what is perhaps more to the point, he laughed like the old Lloyd George we knew before the war. Victory is in the air, and those who were present at Neath Gwyn Hall to-day felt it, and although the Prime Minister deprecated too hasty conclusions as the result of the Alliee success on the Wetern front, hi6 whole demeanour showed that he beJieved we have come to the turning point. Mr. Lloyd George had a marvellous re- ception; it was cheers all the 'way from Idorriston to Neath, and in the hall. When fcis smiling face was seen, the audience theered for minutes together. The ■whole ceremony was characterised by gaiety that was in keeping with tho nowit tf the day. Major W. B. Trick does not pride him- self on being an accomplished speaker, but to-day his management of the chair, "nntil the Mayor came into him own .was intensely interesting to himself It* the Prime Minister, and the audience V It Major Trick was in excellent form. The quaint ceremony of taking the oath Wdll followed with cloee attention, and when fthe Deputy' Town Clerk came to the phrase in which the new Freeman swore to be obedient to the Mayor, he smile t, hnt when the oath went on to demand that he should be civil and obedient to iflerajtea, tl#a, *wile develop* and Premier and audience laughed together. The speech, which lasted some 35 mju. > uteft, was a series of glowing pictures. He quickly got into the matter of it. He was proud to be a citizen of that aficient Cor poration. It had witnessed past civili* tions and conquests. It 6aW the Roma;, civilisation, the rule of conquest and that fell in the end because it did not win the hearts of the people over whom it governed. Where to-day was the Roman civilisation that was once in Neath? Where was its eastler Where even was the language which it eought to impose on mankind? To-day that language was a, dead language, taught as such in our schools! Conquest, unles. it was a conquest of the heart, and a con- quest of the conscience, waa a conquest that would terminate, and rot and decay Then there came the Norman civilisa- tion. That was based on the rule of force ■ and it lasted some time. Where was it, castle now? The Prime Minister, in « beautiful passage, which followed, spoko of another civilisation that was retm (Mated by the old abbey of Neath, conso crated to reverence and devotion. Thai civilisation had passed. And side hv s-:d$ with the Abbey, they would see to-day the ruins of those works which were begun during the time of industrial fever which had permeated the valleys of South Wales. A deeper note came into the Premier's ".o! when he appealed that, in the period of reconstruction, they should do what the builders of the old abbev had tione-builcl in sympathy with the beauty of the neighbourhood. These old monks, were teaching them a lesson io-day, So far the Prime Minister hSf<3 mads no direct reference to the war, except in the lessons he drew from the failure of, the Roman and Norman to impose their civi- lisation upon us by conquest and force But at this stage there came a moving passage: He felt from the moment the. clock struck at eleven o'clock on the 4tb August. 1914. that something was hap pening that would change the whole des tiny of the world. and that it was the business of every man who loved his coun- try and lovod his kind, to put the whole o* his strength into the task of seeing that the world waq turned into the rig-ht I disparage none of the con- troversy I took part in with such gusto í"r 60 many years, but I felt then that an issue had been raised by the side of which every contingency was as mere dust in the balance." The Prime Minister confessed that some friends had thought him too much of an optimist, but he replied that he had al- ways thought that this war was to be a long one. But lie bad always known that wo would get through. The Ger- mans ha J thought war: They were the best organised nation the world ha:i ever seen. They taught war. dreamt war. even their play was war. It preached war, it prepared war, it planned war, it plotted war, for generations. Its -whole organisation was concentrated fpt I war. And to the seventy millions of that nation, drilled, trained, disciplined for war, they must remember that helot nation which it had brought under its sway. And what was to overthrow that mighty power? Great Britain was not prepared-, for war. Then there came a great tribute to the way the country, and Glamorgan, had armed for the fray. I The most memorable "figure" of his speech was that of the shafts of light from above which penetrated the gloom of the railway tunnel. We had been long in darkness but we were getting shafts I of, light and there was one now. We would again perhaps plunge into the tun- nel, but let them remember that we were getting hearer the end. DEPARTURE FROM LONDON. The Prime Minister left London at three o'clock on Thursday for South Wales in fulfilment of his. Eisteddfod engagement and the municipal ceremony at Neath. It was eight o'clock when the train steamed into Neath amid the cheers of thousands of people assembled in the station approach. The Premier, who was uccompanied by Miss Megan Lloyd George and his private secretary, Mr. J. T. Davies, C.B., together with Mr. J. Towyn Jones, M.P., Junior Lord of the Treasury, was met by Major W. B. Trick, O.B.E.. and Mr. T. J. M.P.. and the party had a rousiug welcome as thev drove through the thickly lined streets to Maesygwernen Hall, where the Premier is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Williams. Among those who dined witli the Vj-ejiikir at Maesygweruen ihtil on Thurs- day night, as the guests of Mr. and Alro. T. J. Williams, were Sir Francis Edwards, M.P., the Right Hon. J. Her- bert Lewis, M.P., and Mrs. Lewis, the Right, Hon. W. Brace, M.P., Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., Sir John Llewelyn, the Mayors of Swansea, Neath, and Aberavon, Captain the Earl of Lisburne, Sir Vincenti Evans, Lieut.-Colonel Murray Threip- iand, D.S.O., Mr. H. P. Charles, Captain Fox-Pitt. Lieut. Godfrey Crawshay, Col. and Mrs. J. R. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Cooiube Tennant, Miss Grellet, Mrs. W. Williams and Miss Violet Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davies, Mr. George Rowe, Mr. W. H. Edwards, and Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Edwards. THE JOURNEY DOWN. irom the moment he touched Welsh soil until his journey's end, wherever the train stopped, the Premier received a great welcome. The right lion, gentle- man travelled in a-saloon, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Megan Lloyd George, his private secretary (.Mr J. T. Davies, C.B.), and Mr Towyn Jones, M.P., and a. btait of secretaries. Leaving London at three p.m., the train reached Cardiff shortly after 6.30 p.m. Here a great crowd was gathered on the iNo. 3 platform, and tumultuous cheers were raised immediately the dis- tinguished visitor was recognised. When the train stopped a telegraphic dispatch was handed to Mr. Lloyd George, giving him, presumably, the, latest news con- cerning the glorious results of the great Franco-British offensive on the Amiens front. When the messages were perused the Premier's secretaries unfolded a large plan of the battle area, which was ex- amined and comparisons were made with the dispatch which had been handed- to him. Mr. Lloyd George then came to the door of the carriage and cordially shook hands with Mr. John Jenkins (for- merly M.P. for Chatham), who was on the platform. In response to calls for a speech, the Prime Minister smilingly shook his head, but, addressing those in his vicinity, he said: "We have won a great victory this morning. We have drivefn ,thei4 back at some points seven miles." This announcement was greeted wit great cheers, which were renewed a tevp, minutes later when the train steamed out of the station. The -No. I platform was also crowded with spectators, who gave Mr. Lloyd George hearty greetings, which he acknowledged by waving his hand. Dressed in a light grey suit, with a sprig of heather in his buttonhole, the Prime Minister looked remarkably vigorous and well, and was evidently higby pleased with the telegraphic news which had been conveyed to him. AT BRIDGEND. Shortly after seven o'clock Bridgend was reached. Here, at the invitation of the urban district council, Mr. Lloyd George stepped out of his saloon and mounted an improvised platform at the station entrance to receive an illuminated address. A huge crowd had congregated, and the Prime Minister received a tremendous ovation, followed by a further demonstra- tion of welcome when Miss Megan Lloyd George made her appearance. An interesting incident occurred in the meantime when Dr. W. Edmund Thomas, J.P.. in a few Welh sentences, introduced to the Prime Minister Mrs. Price, of the Old Toll-gate House, Bridgend, a Carnar- von lady, who knew him in other days. Mrs. Price, who is 75 years of age, was warmly shaken by the hand by the Pre- wier., who remarked in Welsh. I remem- ber you." Mr. J. T. Hitt, chairman of the Bridg- end Council, welcomed the Prime Minister in a few well-chosen words, and Mr. J. T. Howell, clerk to the council, read the following address, which was illuminated ot,nd contained in an albunii— A THE ADDRESS. To the Right Honourable David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Great Britain:— We, the undersigned, on behalf of the Urban District Council and the inhabi- tants of Brklgend, desire respectfully to express, to you our sincerest thanks for the untiring energy and ability with which you have directed the work of the nation towards the great task of protectinsc the freedom, not only of this, country but of the whole civilised world, from tfte wanton lust and aggression of a powerful and unscrupulous assailant. We are proud that one who has doue lID much, springs from the Principality of which we are inhabitants, but we are prouder still that our great country and Empire should be- in the fore-front of 80 great and righteous a cause, and we ask the blessing of the Almighty upon your efforts to snide us to a just and permanent victory. J. T. HTTT, Chairman » oi the I»i legend t-cban Disfriet Council. J. T. HOWELL, Clerk. THE FIRST SPEfECH. The Prime Minister, who was received with rounds of cheering, made a brief speech in reply. He sHid;- Allow me to thank you for your kind- ness in extending this greeting to me on my very short visit to my native land. Amid the terrible anxieties of this great war it is a source of strength to me to know that 1 have the goodwill of my fel- low-countrymen. (Applause.) We are getting on. (Loud cheers.) The news J, have just received from France is of a most welcome character. You may have heard that this morning, with the dawn, we attacked the German lines in front of Amiens. We have penetrated those lines along a wide front—at some parts to a depth of a mile, at others to a depth of seven miles. (Loud cheers.) We have eapturcd several guns and a good many prisonet, and the news is not all in. I don't want any exaggerated anticipations of, this attack, but it is a valuable one, and the most important point, in connec- tion wiix it is that it shows the tide has turned. The' enemy have done their worst. They can do no more, and if we I only hold together ,we will have the greatest triumph for liberty the w-orl-cl I has ever seen." (Loud and prolonged I cheers.) Waving his hand to the cheering crowd, the Prime Minister said, Diolch yn fawr iawn i chwi" t" Thank you very much,") and then returned to his salmon and continued his journey amidfct enthu- siastic cheering and shouts of We will hold fast." AT NEATH ABBEY. Thousanùs of people awaited the right lion. gentleman's arrival at Neath, and nothing could surpass the cordiality of the welcome given him. Mr. Lloyd George and his party detrained here, and ,without delay entered a motor and drove Maesygwernen Hall. The party were methat tho,Atat'ic)n by Mr. T. J. Williams, »^.d. Major W. B. Trick, k-Ilf-E r- hi passing Neath Abbey Mr. Lloyd Ueorge alighted to obtain a closer view of the famour ruins His presence was soon discovered, and a big crowd which quickly gathered gave him a very hearty welcome. Kvery man, woman and child in Mor- riston seemed to have turned out to wel- come the Prime Minister. The road from Morriston Cross to Maesygwernen was lined with clamorous crowds, and the heartiness of their greeting was impres- sive even to a man who. like the Premier, is accustomed to emotional demonstra tions. A MORRISTON MESSAGE. At Morriston a press representative aeked Mr. Lloyd George for a message to the people of Wales. Interviews at such a time as this aN scarcely judicious," he replied. "Just a word of greeting.1I the Press- man pleaded. "Well." wu,,5 the response, "just tell the people this—tell them that we are getting on." AT CWMRHYOYCEIRW. The route was decorated all the way from Maesygwernen Hall to Cwmrhydy- ceirw. The party lert Maesygwernen at 10.5 a.m., and were preceded by the Chief Constable of Glamorganshire (Captain Lindsay). The following carriages con- tained Mr. Lloyd George, Mrs. Lloyd George, Miss Megan Lloyd George, Mr. T. J. Williams and, Mrs. William^. The first halt was made at Cumrhydy- ceirw cross roads, where a choir l.pf children froni the district, under f5è ponductorship of Mr. David Davies, gang Harlech," words composed by Trefor I faft (Mr. John Phillips). The words of song were:- Cyd-ddyrchafwn o un galon, Ar* ein goren, rin y gwron ydd yn adduro "Gwlad y Brython"- Gwlad y Temlau glan: pn Lloyd George rhown groesaw gwresog, Gwr y doniau mawr byd-enwogi Gwr y cariad cryf cyhyrog 11 Lysg o'i fewn fel tan: Cymro liyd ei wreiddiau. Noddwr ein rhinweddau. Yn ei galon Cymru sydd Yn annwyl ei llinynnau: Car ein detion yn angherddol. Siexyd ein Cymraeg yn siriol, laith ein gwlad a'i galon rasol Bery'n ddi-wahan. Hin gwladgarwch sydd yn tanio. A rhaid ini ganu Crooso" I'n oyd-wladwr brwd sy'n llywio Tynged Prydain Fawr l Id,db ff a'i briod hawddgar, A."n"-b(>Il blant. boed Nef a daeN" Y?Jf',lIg. a? In ?--id;igar Troe en Uwydd' bob awrl Pii Lloyd George boed mwyniant, Heddwch gwyn, a llwyddiant. At; cer, deg a c hone west iach Ar drochion anwar drachwant! Doed i'w lennyrch deg oleuni, Engyl gwvnion iddo'n g-weini; -A, llino3 yn y llwyni. Tan Iif aur v wawr. Three little children, dressed in white, here presented houqlets-one to Mrs. Lloyd George, by Alice Bowles; one to Miss Megan Lloyd George, by Cerid- weiv Hopkins. A bouquet was also pre- sented to Mrs. Williams. WELCOMED BY THE CHILDREN. I Each contained, words of welcome—that I to -N i l)s. l,lo,?-d to Mrs. Lloyd George Gyda llongyfarch- iadau a chroesaw calon oddiwrth Plant y Pentre"; that to Miss Megan Lloyd George With greetings of welcome and best wishes from the children of Cwm- rhydyceirw village; that to Mrs. Wil- liams "With greetings of welcome and best wishes from village children who are delighted to have the opportunrty to show their joy." After the children had sung, Mr. Lloyd George exclaimed: Da iawn! Ardder- ch,(Yg! Canu da! Diolch yn fawr! Between Cwmrhydyceirw and Morris- ton the streets were flooded with people running down to the Cross, to again have the pleasure of hearing Mr. Lloyd George. The police were under the supervision of inspectir David, of Pontardawe.. AT MORRISTON. Morristo i turned out in force on Fri- day morning to welcome Wales's great little man—David Lloyd. George. Long befo»e the appointed time huge crowds bad gathered at the Cross, Morriston, and allvaround people took up every point of vantage to 6ee an 1 to hear. Flags and bunting, messages of welcome were strung across from street to street—mes- sages in Jelsh," Croesaw i'r Prir Wjeini- dog (Welcome to the Prime Minister). 1 Another banner read, Criccieth a Threforis am byth (Criccieth and Mor- ¡ riston for ever). ( v- HALT AT THE CROSS. 1 :C r, At tho a platform had been I 1 erteted by 'some of the hands from the Tihplate and Upper Forest Works, and the structure had been very conveniently and, pretti ly arranged. Alpong those present awaiting the ar- rival of the Prime Minister were Alder- niaii David Matthews, J.P., Mrs. Matt- hews, Coun. D. J. Davies, J.P.. the Chief Constable (Capt. Alf Thomas), the De- puty Chief Constable (R. D. Roberts), Mr. W. Lewis, J.P., Mrs. H. D. Williams, Mrs. Dd. Harries, Major Bertie Perkina, Major A. A. Perkins, Capt. Toms (in I charge of tlie Guard of Honour of Laii- cashire Fusiliers), the Rev. Picton Evans (C.F.), Capt. Madell (in charge of .he Volunteer detachment), Mr. Jack Mere-I dith, Mr. A. R. Lewis, Mr. Meredith Evane, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams, l Mr. T. M. Evans, Mr. Geo. Rowe, Mr. W. Davies (schoolmaster), together with Mr. Towyn Jones. M.P. (who arrived late), Mr. John Hinds, M.P. (Lord Lientenant Carmarthenshire), and Staff Lieut. Draper. A ROUSING RECEPTION. Tl When tlln car, in which were the Prime Minister Mrs. Lloyd George, Megan, Mr. T. J. Williams. M. P., Mrs. Williams, Miss Gwenith Williams, drove in to the Cross, the air was rent with the enthusiastic cheering of the multitude and the little children, especially, who lined the route, wljere unstinted in their acclamation when the Premier, smiling and bowing his acknowledgments, came into, view. i PRETTY INCIDENT. I On the way to Morriston a petty little I I ceremony occurred. An old lady between] 611 and 70 years of age ran forward to [Qt the Priine Minister's car to pre- h I sent him with a bunch of flowers. Mr. Lloyd George ordered the car to be stopped, and he graciously and with evi- dent pleasure at the old lady's desire to hand over, the flowers in person accept?d the gift. There were further cheers when the party mounted the platform at the Cross. Without wasting any time-as the schedule of the arrangements had to be punctually kept-Ald. Dd. Mathews rose and said that it required a trained voice to speak in the open air, and he did not think he was ewual to it. At the same time it was his duty, in the first place, to express to the Premier on behalf of the people of Morriston their grateful thanks for the Premier's kindly consent to break his journey from Maesygwernen to Neath on this occasion. He would Jike to tell the Prime Minister that at present he was in a part of the country which was purely Welsh, and it was inconceivable to him that on this occasion, when the Prime Minister was staying as the gue6t of their respected member, he would not have the opportunity of paying on behalf of the people their tribute to him (the Premier) for the great services he was rendering to civilisation and mankind. (Applause). THE ADDRESS. They all knew how precious every moment of the Premier's time was to him and he did not propose for this reason to detain him many minutes. He proposed at once to read to him the address, pre- pared on behalf of the people of Morris- ton, which he asked Mr. Lloyd George to accept. Mr. David Mathews then read the ad- dress ae follows:—
TO THE RIGHT HON. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE. EIN PRIF WEINIDOG. Morriston, August 9th, 1918. Dear Sir,- We the citizens of Morriston desire to express most heartily our appreciation of your visit, and avail ourselves of the opportunity to thank you for the noble and un- tiring nght you make in the cause of the world's liberty and fairplay., Your efforts in this world-war have at all times met with our 11 approval, and the success attending i them has given us unbounded satisfaction and pleasure. We pray that your continued efforts may result in the victory of our aims and the peace which we all desire. Gobeithiwn y cewch fyw yn hir i fwynhau ffrwyth elch llafur mawr dros lawnder a Rhyddid. Gwyddom bod eich enw, heddyw, ar wefus pob cenedl dan haul,,ond carem i chwi deimlo ei fod yn ddyfnach yng eghalon Cymru nag yn unman araH. WPth ddringo eich hunan, a«tft*ch. a'th ønetH i gyda chwi. Duw a'ch bendithio. I THOMAS JEREMIAH WILLIAMS, M.P. DAVID MATTHEWS, J.P. DAVID JOHN DAVIES, J.P. WILLIAM LEWIS, J.P. THOMAS MEREDITH EVANS. J. J. WILLIAMS. JOHN MEREDITH. I A. R. LEWIS. CWENITH WILLIAMS. ALICE J. WILLIAMS. I ELLEN HARRIS.
EISTEDDFOD CYMANFA. The National Cymanfa Ganu af Ncatli toiday was a huge success, and so great was the crush at the open- ing that the ar-rangements broke down at the pavilion, and the places of the choristers were taken by the wrong people, and the orchestra was alto- gether shut omt. Mr. Lloyd George was given a great reception. He said -fie- came to Wales to take part in the festival to refresh his spirit in the niidst of the great work and anxiety through which he was passing. TURKISH HATRED OF HUNS. < Athens, Thursday (received to-day). —The Eleftheros Typos publishes a narrative of a refugee from Turkey, who says that terrible scarcity of foodstuffs prevails everywhere. Crops are in pitiable condition and mortality is great. The Turks in the district he visited look to Allies, particularly Btitish, to save them from the Ger- mans, whom they seem bitterly trq hate. i LATEST WAR REPORTS APPEAR ON PAGE FIVE. The Report of the Ceremories at Neath, and theSpeeh cf the- Prime Minister, aro given on Page Four.