Newcastle Emlyn Council. THE TOLLS QUESTION. The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, Mr. W. Charles Davies, vice- chairman, presiding in the absence of Mr J. E. James. The other members present were Jlessrs. W. H. Davies, Wm. Rees, Evan Evans, Wm. Davies, Henry Evans and David Thomas. Mr. Wm. Davies asked whether the four rooms below the reading room were tenanted, and if so was the Council re- ceiving the rents?—The Clerk said they were all occupied, but one tenant had left and was in arrear with his rent.—Mr. W. H. Davies said it meant a loss of L2 a year to the Council.—The Clerk explained there would be a difficulty in getting possession of the room until notice to quit had been served, and the arrears of rent could only be secured by distraining on the goods stored in the room.—The matter was left over for the present. Mr. J. 0. Jones informed the Council that he had been in correspondence with the County Surveyor with reference to the drain from Dumfries House and the latter had now agreed to its being joined to the main county drain on the understanding that two gully traps were placed, one each side of the road. After discussion it was decided to leave the matter to the two Surveyors. The question of remedying the danger- 9 ous spot at Penlan was again considered, when it appeared that there was a difficulty in ascertaining who was res- ponsible for a necessary wall. Earl Cawdor and Mr. Fitzwilliams were owners of adjoining properties and, on the pro- position of the Chairman, seconded by Mr W. Davies, the Clerk was directed to com- municate with the landowners. Bills and accounts in connection with the new mart stand, amounting to £ 58 16s. 9d. were passed. A vote of thanks to the Architect for his valuable services was unanimously passed. The ladies and entlemen connected with the children's street collection on fair day for the Y.M.C.A. were also thanked. Mr. Evan Evans pointed out with reference to the admission of pigs and cattle to the fair field on mart days, that the present system of allowing them to enter the field without payment of a toll was not only a loss to the Council but unfair in many respects. There was a certain toll fixed for weighing and another for admission into the field with pigs, etc., for the purpose of sale, the latter being slightly more than the former. Many people, it was -alleged made false repre- II sentations to the Collector with regard to their intentions and it should be put right once and for all. Mr. Evans described how the imposition was brought about and after a lengthy discussion the Council decided to erect special notices with a view to remedying the defect.
Aberayron Festival. AT TRINITY CHURCH. The Church of England annual musical festival was held at Trinity Church on Monday. There was a large attendance of singers from all the churches within the union. The directness of aim and the sincerity of the preparatory work were made evident in the close attendance at both services. Although the streets were flooded with visitors during the intervals between and after the services, not a man or woman was to oe seen during the hours of service. The selected music for the services was of a high order and the selection of hymn tunes was a felicitous one and included one by Mr. L. J. Roberts. The proficiency attained by the massed choir in the chant- ing was remarkable, and zest which was manifested was evidence how magnifi- cently a congregation of Welshmen could chant if they acquired the art of it. The hard work bestowed on this part of the programme will bear ample fruit, and is worth persevermg with at the expendi- ture of still more persistent and careful labour. The hearty co-operation of the clergy and their close identification with their people in these efforts to up.ift the tone of the service is a' noteworthy feature. It is difficult to understand lvl:y the anthem "Gwyn ei Fyd a Ystyria Wrtli y Tlawd" (Oii-aiii Alaw) is persisted with, except for the reason .that it may be reckoned as a popular congregational anthem. Mr. John Price of Rhymney, was the conductor. The Rev. D T. Alban, B.A., vicar of Cardigan, intoned in a way that was most helpful to thought, and devotion. His voice and sympathy carried their message and provoked the responses. The Rev. D. Jones, B.A.. vicar of Tregarorf, preached at both the services. The lessons were read by the Vicar, the Rev. £ ;klo-yd> BA-> Ne»' Quay; T. Meredvdd Williams, B.A., recto.- of Llanddewi Aber- artli; and J. Morgan, vicar of Llandyssil- logogo. character of the entire pro- ceeding was such as to mark a stride forward.
PGNTRHYDFENDXQAin MARWOLAETH. Dydd M-awrth, Mehefin 20fed, ar ol hir gystudd, cymer- odd Mrs. Winnie Davies, priod Mr. David Davies, 1, Teifi-street ei hun olaf yn 67 mlwydd oed. Merch ydoedd i'r diweddar Mr. John Jones. Lhvynygog, adeiladydd, ac o'r teulu lluosog a fagodd ni erys ond un o honynt, sef Mr. Daniel Jones, adeiladydd, Cartref, Pontrhyd- fendigaid. Yr oedd Mrs. Davies yn fam i dri-ar-ddeg o blant, deg o ba rai sydd heddyw yn fyw, sef y Parch D. Teifi Davies, gweinidog M.C. Hixwain; y Parch John Llewelyn Davies, gweinidog M.C. Trefin, sir Benfro; y Parch James M. Davies, curad, Dowlais. Mr. Daniel T. Davies saer, Llanelli; Mr Gwilym Davies, Bont; Miss Ellen Jones-Davies, Rock Villa; Mrs. Edwards, Bow Street; Mrs. Catherine Jones, priod y Parch Evan Jones, curad, Cwmbwrla. Mrs. Winifred Jones, Ceinewydd, a Miss Myfanwy Davies, Bont. Hefyd mabwys- iadodd ddau o wyrion ar farwolaeth eu mham. Mrs. Anne Davies. Nid ychydig felly y pryder a'r gofal a brofodd pennau teidu No. 1; ond dygodd Mrs. Davies a'i. phriod eu beichiau yn dawel a di-drwst, er clod iddynt hwy a'u plant sydd wedi cyrhaedd safleoedd mor anrhydeddus a gwasanaethgar. Rhaid oedd gweled Mrs. Davies, cyn gwybod ei bod ar gael, o her- wydd ni ymyraii yn achosion neb ond yr eiddo ei hun; a phan y caffai ychydig hamdden darllen oedd ei hoff orchwyl. Bu farw fel -ac y bu byw, yn dawel a dirwystr, a chwith fydd aelwyd yr hen gartref heb y fam esmwyth a chroesawus. Gosodwyd ei gweddillion i orwedd yn mhlith teulu Llwynygog, yn hen Fynwent Mynachlog Fawr ddydd Sadwrn, ac nid yn ami y gwelwyd y fath lu o berthynasau yn am- gylchyni bedd ao yn tywallt dagrau wrth roddi y gip-drem olaf ar arch un oedd mor hoff ganddynt. Gwasanaethodd y Parch William Jones, gweinidog M.C. Bont. yn y ty, a'r Parclin. Evan Jones, ficer, a William Roger Jones, Hampstead, yn yr Eglwys, ac ar lan y bedd. Yr oedd y dorf a ddaeth ynghyd yn ddangoseg barchus o gydymdeimlad dwvg a'r teulu ac o gym- eriad yr ymadawedig.
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BORTH. COLLECTION. During the week zCg was collected at Libanu Chapel towards the disabled soldiers and sailors fund. ON FURLOUGH. Lieut. J. Lloyd, R.N.R., The Graig, who is in command of a naval transport, came home on leave on Thursday, and rejoined his ship on Wednesday. LITERATURE. Lieut. Wm. Hope Hodgson, Lisswood, has recently produced a book entitled "Luck of the Strong" of which a review says "Mr. Hodgson, as might be expected from his previous books, is most at home with the uncannily terrible." FOR THE FRONT. Lance Corporal Allen F. Evans, son of the Rev. J. C. Evans, and Private Bertie Jones, son of Capt. Jones, Miramor, both of whom have been in training at Kinmel Park and Grantham, left for the front on Saturday. Private D. Hughes, son of Mrs. Hughes, Penybont, London Welsh, also left for service overseas. FURLOUGH. Lance Corporal A. W. Humphreys is home on short leave. Mr. Humphreys was one of the organ- isers of the cricket team commonly known as the Biorth Bunnies. Private Sutcliff, son-in-law of Mr. -and Mrs. Watkin, Post- Office, who is in the mechanical transport, spent a few days at Borth prior to pro- ceeding to one of the fronts shortly.
LLANOM REHEARSAL—The choirs of Llansant- ffraid, Dewi Sant, and Llanrhystyd Churches, held a successful second rehear- sal -at the Church Schoolroom on Sunday afternoon under the conductorship of Mr. John Price, Rhymney. Miss Jones, A.L.C.M., Cadifor, presiding at the organ. On the following day (Monday), the choirs went by break to Aberayron, where the annual choral festival was held. In the circumstances there was an exceptionally good attendance at the morning and even- ing services.
TALYBONT. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs. Edwards, T ityeae, whose death was I y announced in last week's issue, took place on Thursday, the 22nd June, interment being made at Nazareth O.M. A large concourse of people assembled early at Tyn- ycae to show their respect to the deceased. The Revs. T. Jenkins (C.M.), and R. E. Jones (C.) officiated at the house, and.R. H. Jones, Llanfihangel (C.M.). Jenkins (C.M.), J. E. Thomas (W.), Aberdyfi, and E. D. Thomas (W.), Abercynon, at the graveside. The chief mourners were the bereaved husband, Mr. T. LI. Edwards; Howell, Doris. Abram, Sallie, and Thomas Henry, sons and daughters; Mr A. P. Howell, NantcoHenfawr (deceased's father). The mother, owing to ill-health, was unable to be present. Mr. and Mrs James, Nant- collenfawr (brother-in-law and sister) Mr. and Mrs. and Megan Howell. Llanbrvnmair (brother and sister-in-law and niece) Mr. D. Howell, J.P.. Cwm (uncle) Mr. and Mrs. Jarman, Cae Conroy. Llanbrynmair (uncle and aunt) Mr. Richard Owen, London, and Mr. F. L. Owen. Llanfaithle (uncles) • Miss Owen, Aberdyfi; Mrs Hum- phreys, Llanbrynmair; Miss Owen, Gray's Inn-road. Aberystwyth; Mrs. Morris, Gwernbwlch; Mr. Morris, Weeg; Mr. Hughes, Cefn and Mr Thomas G. Hughes, Llanbrynmair (cousins) Mrs. Vaughan, NeWtown (cousin); Mr. and Mrs. D. O1. Edwards, Taliesin (brother and sister-in- law) Miss Jennie Edwards (niece) Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Edwards. Taliesin (brother and sister-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Ruel Uchaf (brother and sister-in-law), and the Rev E. D. Thomas, Abercynon (brother-in-law). Beautiful wreatha were sent by the husband and children father. mother, and sister: brother and sister-in- law, Llanbrynmair Uncle David and Mar- jorie, Cwm; Sir Edward and Lady Pryse, Gogerddan; Mrs. W. Jones and family, I Menai Bridge Mr and Mrs Stephens, Lon- don Mrs J. K. Richards, Clarach; Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans Tymawr Ynvslas. On the following Sunday evening the funeral sermon was preached by the Pastor (the Rev. T. Jenkins'* before a large congrega- tion, in which he made sympathetic refer- ences to the sterling qualities of the de- ceased. At the conclusion of the service the Organist (Mr J. J. Hughes) played the Dead March. Mr. Edwards and family desire to thank their many friends for their letters of sympathy in their sad bereave- ment.
PENLLWYN. OBITUARY.—On Tuesday of last week the death took place of Maggie Davies, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, Dolpandy, at the age of thirteen years. The little girl, who was a great favourite among ail who knew her, had been in delicate health for a considerable time. She was a constant attendant at the Council School and had endeared her- self to all on account of her quiet and genial disposition. Her schoolmates were extremely fond of her and to show their respect for her they and the school staff bought a wreath and laid it with profound grief on the grave. The deceased attended regularly at Capel Bangor Church, where she will be missed by all. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon when her remains were interred at CapeT Bangor Cnurchyard, Revs M. Morgan vicar, and p. Pugli, curate, officiating. The deceased leaves to mourn^their loss a father, mother, two sisters, ana two brothers. with whom the deepest sympathy is expressed.
MACHYNLLETH. CONSERVATIVE CLUB. Owing to the depletion of membership caused by the war. it has been found necessary to close the C;onservatihe Club temporarily. At a general meeting of members on Thursday evening, with Lord Herbert V a,ne.-Tempest, the president, in the chair, the Executive Committee was em- powered to make the necessary arrange- ments. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR. In the House of Commons on Thursday of last week, Mr. Llewelyn Williams (R., Carmarthen Boroughs) asked the Prime Minister whether he would cause inquiry to be made into the treatment received by Ithel Davies, of Cemmaes, who had been refused exemption by the Local Tri- bunal on conscientious grounds of the 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, at the Military Detention Barracks, Mold, while serving a sentence for refusing, for conscientious reasons, to obey military orders; whether, on the first day of his detention, he was knocked and dragged about for ten or fifteen minutes by two or three officials so that he was bruised and sore all over, that he was then handcuffed for hours. whether he was given any dinner; whether the same treatment was meted out to him the second day. with the addition that shovelfuls of mud and stones were thrown over him, and that he was pl-aced in irons and a strait jacket until bedtime: that on the third day one of the officials brutally ill-treated hi.m and hit him in the fao0 and broke his nose; whether, while in that condition, a sergeant tried to drill him by himself, and, on his refusal, dealt him many blows; whether Ithel Davies was released on the 7th June and returned to camp at Wliittington, near Oswestry; whether he had been courtmartialled aagin for disobedience to military orders; what sentence had been passed upon him, and what was proposed to be done te him after such sentence had been served.— Mr. Tennant replied that he would make inquiries into those allegations. IN EAST AFRICA.-L,*eut J. E. Davies, formerly cashier at the L. and P. Bank, is now serving with General Smuts in the East African campaign. Writing to a friend, he takes a hopeful view of the opera- tions there INSTITUTE GREEN.—The Committee has decided to give croquet another trial on the Institute Green. Last year the game was not as wet: patronized as could be ex- pected, but this season more interest seems to be taken in it. A tournament will take place at an early date. OBITUARY.—The death occurred on Thursday, after a long illness, of Mr Daniel Jones, who resided with his daughter at the Town Hall. Mr Jones, who was in his sixty-eighth year, was a native of Aber- angell and was for many! years head waggoner to the late Mr Richard Owen, timber merchant. Mr. Jones, though of a. quiet, unassuming disposition, was well known and highly respected by his fellow- townspeople. Sympathy is felt with Mr. Llewelyn T. Jones (son), Mrs. Jones (daughter), and Sergeant H. Jones, Welsh Horse (son-in-law). Burial took place on Saturday at the Nonconformist Cemetery. APPOINTMENT.—Miss Gladys L. Hud- son, B.Sc., Cardiff, has been appointed mistress of science and mathematics at the County School, in succession to Miss M. C. Meyler, B.A., who has appointed mistress of modern languages at Cavendish High School for Girls, Buxton. SALE OF FREEHOLDS. Early in August Messrs. Gillart and Sons will offer for sale by auction, freehold farms and small holdings in Darowen and Penegoes i _oe parishes. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS—Among other distinguished men who have added their names to the Owain Glyndwr Insti- tute visitors' book are Sir Henrv Jones, Glasgow, Sir W. Ostler, Oxford, and Dr. J. Lynn Thomas, Cardiff, who visited the Institute on Wednesday. ANNUAL FESTIVAL G.F.S.-The an- nual festival of the Girls' Friendly Society, Cyfeiliog Branch, was held at* Machyn- lleth on Wednesday when upwards of 200 members attended. A service was held in the Parish Church when a suitable ad- dress was delivered by the Rev. Gomer Price, rector of Pennal. After the service the girls were entertained to tea at the Town Hall. In the evening a meeting was held in the Vane Hall, the principal speaker being Miss Rich, an eloquent speaker and a high official in G.F.S. circles. DIOCESAN INSPECTION —The mixed "l'O National School and the children of the Infants' School were examined in religious knowledge on Wednesday and gave the Rev. Gomer Price, rector of Pennal, who [examined them, great satisfaction.
Still Hope! I SHACKLETON FAILS TO REACH HIS MEN. The Press Association is indebted to the editor of the "Daily Chronicle" for a copy of the following copyright cablegram from Sir Ernest Shacketon.- PORT STANLEY (Falkland Islands), Sunday, June 25tli. I have returned here from the attempt to reach Elephant Island ;in the vessel kindly lent by the Uruguayan Govern- ment, and greatly regret having to report that we were unable to effect the rescue of my comrades left in the icehole there. After describing the difficulties, he says, As regards food, there seems to be hope of penguins, as we saw penguins at the edge of the ice, and these would supple- ment the food ashore, which mainly consists of Bov6: rations having high calorific value. Wild, seeing the ice con- ditions, would at an early date drastically economise his stores, and would go 011 hai.tf-rations. supplemented 'by penguin's. Seven miles north of the ocean camp we foTmied wluen the endurance foundered we left twelve cases of these sledging rations, but I cannot say if the party can reach them. Though thev are hard pressed, hope must not be given up of their ultimate rescue."
CAPEL AFAN CYFARFOD DAU}t'ISOL.Cynhalwyd cyfarfod daufisol dosbarth Oynon yng i\ghap,el Afan Sabbath, Mehefin 25ain, o dan lywyddiaeth y Parch T. Mason Jones, Trisant. Am ddeg cafwyd cyfarfod i holi y plant gan y Llywydd a chafwyd atebion parod. Nid yn ami v gwelid y fath nifer o blant ynghyd. Anogwyd hwynt i bar- hau a myned yn eu blaen gan y Llywydd a Mr. David Jones, Rhi wfelen. I ganlyn y cyfarfod hwn cafwyd cyfarfod o'r athrawon a'r cynrychiolwyr, ac nid oedd yn eisiau ond cynrychiolydd yr ysgol fech- an yn nghesail y mynyddoedd yn Blaen- cwm. Cafwyd darlleniad o weithrediadau y cyfarfod o'r blaen gan yr Ysgrifenydd, ac yna awd at y gwaith o dderbyn 'athrawon ac athrawesau o'r newydd. Pleser digymysg oedd gweled tair o fer- ched ieuainc yn ufucidhau i'r alwad bwysig hon ynghyd a dau fab. Dygid tystiolaeth i ffyddlondeb y pump gan yr Arolygwr, yr hwn a ddywedai fod pob un o honynt wedi gwisgo yr arfogaeth er ys tro 'ac wedi profi eu hunain yn ufudd, ym- roddedig, a pharod i wneud eu goreu. Rhoddwyd derbyni'ad gwresog iddynt, i fod bellach yn athrawon rheolaidd. ac aelodau o'r Cyfarfod Dautisol. Wele eu henwau: Misses Mary Ev<ans, Wenallt; Lizzie Bonner, Brynafan; Lizzie M. Edwards, Aberddwynant; Mr. Tom Evans, Wen- allt; a Mr. Daniel Jones, Gwargeulan. I Etholwyd Mr. John Parry, Cwmystwyth, yn arholwr am y pedair blynedd nesaf. Pasiwyd pleidlais o gydymdeimlad a Mr. Samuel Evans, Nantgwyn, yn ei gystudd ac a Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwards yn ei phrofedigaeth o golli ei mham. Hefyd cafwyd gair melus 0 goffhad am Mr. Wm. Davies, Llwyncofan, Afan, gan Mr. Alban Lewis, yr hwn a dystiai i unplygrwydd cymeriad ei hen gyfaill. Yn y prydn-awn cafwyd pedair o arei.thiau rhagorol gan cafwyd pedair o areithiau rhagorol gan Mr. Joseph Jones, Cwmystwyth, ar yr Ysgol Sabbothol fel cyfrwng i addysgu yr ieuainc ar gyfer amgylchiadau yr oes; a brawd ieuanc o Cynon ar athrawiaeth y Drindod yn ol Efengyl loan. Mr. Daniel Williams, Trisant, ar bortread loan o Crist; a Miss EVans, Dolaucoion o Rhosy- gell, ar ddyledswvdd rhieni i addysgu eu plant gartref. 'Sylwodd yr Ysgrifenydd onr gvfartaledd presenoldeh yr ysgolion. Roedd y canu yn neillduol o swynol yn y boreu 0 dan arweiniad Mr. Alban Lewis.
Who Will Start? WAR SAVING ASSOCIATION. Many people are putting on the brake here and there round the circle of their expenditure in order that they may, be able to take up either the exchequer -hon()s or the war savings cfcrtifijcajes offered by the Government. This is en- tirely praiseworthy: but the best way of helping the country in this matter is to form or join a "War Savings Association," which is. in brief, a company of men and women clubbed together for the purpose of lending small sums towards the pro- secution of the war. The investment of these small sums will usually be in the certificates rather than in the bonds. The certificates cost 15s. 6d., and the particular point is that one certificate (perhaps more) can be purch-ased in the very week the Association gets to work, even though no single member has yet paid in the full cost. The National War Savings Com- mittee has issued various leaflets explain- ing the formation of associations, the method of investment, and the rest; and the plan is not only permitted, but en- couraged, by the Government. Through associations such as these much power for lending, at present entirely latent, would become available and the pennies and six- pennies. which seem in their owners' eyes of little account in relation to a war oost- ing five millions a day, would find them- selves called to a noble use. As war sav- ings associations do not. come into being themselves, someone must take!-the lead.
MYDROILYN. HAYMAKING.—Farmers have com- menced their hay harvest. The crops are satisfactory, but the weather so far has been rather unsettled. FOR THE FRONT.—Private Samuel Thomas, Ffynoniwan. has left for active service in France, and Private' T. J. Bowen, late of Paris House, is about to leave for active service overseas. SINGING FESTIVAL.—Churchmen of the locality held their annual festival at Aberayron, in Trintv Church, 011 Monday. j A fair muster of local Church members I attended CYMANFA PWNGO.—On Friday the annual C3'manfa pwnc of local Congrega- annual cYlllanfa pwnc of local Congrega- tional churches was held in Peniel Chapel, Aberayron. The Sunday schools which I take part in this cvmanfa are Aberayron, Neuaddlwyd, Mydroilyn, and L-lwyncelyn. In the morning the Sunday schools of Peniel, Aberayron, and Neuaddlwyd were catechised, the former by the Rev. Ben Davies, Llandyssul, and the latter by the Rev. D. Jones, Wig. In the afternoon the Rev. Bell Davies catechised Mydroilyn Sunady School, and Llwyncelvn was taken by Rev. D. Jones. The singing of the children's tunes and anthems was good. and the work of the Sunday schools showed w marked evidence of training. In the even- ing two sermons were delivered by the Revs B. Davies and D. Jones. WEDDING.—Many of the villagers were taken by surprise on Saturday morn- ing when the news was received that Mr. Jenkin Thomas, Penrhiw, had been married at eight o'clock that morning to Miss Annie May Evans, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs D. J. Evans, Post Office. The marriage ceremony was performed at the Congrega- tonal Chapel by the Rev. D. Rhys Thomas, pastor, in the presence of Mr Tom Jones, registrar, L'anarth. Miss M. Isabella Davies, Greenpark, acted a.s bridesmaid, and the best man was Mr Johnny Thomas, Gafryw. A large number of friends soon assembled and the bridal party on leaving the chapel had to encounter heavy showers of rice and confetti. As both the bride and bridegroom are popular in the district, especially among the younger generation, much interest was taken in the event, and all wish the bride and bridegroom long life and prosperity. After breakfast at the bride's home. the young couple motored to Llanybyther and there entrained to South Wales and Monmouthshire, where thev in- tend spending their honeymoon. The presents received were numerous.—On the same day, at the Register Office, Aber- ayron, the wedding took place of Mr David Bowen (Twewr). Penbrvn, Cribyn. to Miss Hettie Jones, Penlon. Meinigwynion. The ceremony was performed by Mr. J. M. Howpll. assisted by Mr. B. C: Jones..After the wedding the bridal party motored to I Penlon where a hearty welcome awaited them
NEWCASTLE EML irN. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday even- ing Mr. J. R. Parkington gave another entertainment at the Central Hall to a crowded audience WED DIN G. — At the Registrar's Office, on Tuesday, Mr. Gw.ilym Jones, boot- maker. Mil'-street, Aberdare. was married to Miss Mary Jones, Penwalk Farm. The bride was given away by her brother (Mr David Jones). BRITISH PRISONERS IN GERMANY. Two'children of nine and eleven years, be- longing to Mr. Morris Evans, Terfynbach, Oenarth, have made a house-to-house col- lection of £ 1 3s. 6d., all in coppers for the relief of British prisoners in Germany. The little ones—John Emlyn and Maggie Sarah Evans, walked miles to secure the pennies.
Surgical Aid Society. GARDEN PARTY AT BRONPADARN. The beautiful grounds of Bronpadarn, the residence of Major L. J. Mathias and Mrs. Mathias, were opened to the public on Wednesday afternoon ror a garden party in aid of the Surgical Aid Society s funds. The function had been arranged by the branch at Bath-street Presbyterian Church and the arrangements were carried out by Mrs. Richard Hughes, as secretary; Mrs. Benbow-Davies, treasurer: Miss Kitto. and the members of the church generally. The weather, which was somewnat cold and stormy in the morning, turned out favour- able and as there was a gathering of 700 substantial proceeds were therefore realised through the kindness of Major and Mrs. Mathias and the efforts of the Presbyterian Branch. The grounds, which contain a wonderful variety of trees and plants from all countries, planted by the late Captain Cosens, looked at their best, the rose garden orchid and vine houses being particularly appreciated. The tennis oourts and other means of outdoor recreation were also open, so that there was no lack of entertainment and the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed The performances of the Municpai Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Rowe, were also greatly enjoyed. The side shows were arranged by Messrs. Ivor Evans and G. Dickens-Lewis. Tea was served in the open. Conspicu- ous among the guests were the wounded soldiers brought over by Mr. R. Bicker- staff e. Mrs Genese, Mrs Jones Williams, Mrs. Edwin Williams, Mrs. E. H. Davies, Mrs. H. Saycell, Mrs. R. Owen. Miss Myfanwy Jones, Miss Gwladys Owen, assisted in the indoor arrangements. The tables were presided over by Miss Wood- man and friends, Mrs. Morton and friends, Miss Glenys Edwards, Miss Gertie Thomas, Miss de Say Thomas, Mrs. Dr. Ellis, Miss Gwen Roberts, Mrs Dalton, Miss Marj Williams, Mrs. Davies, Sunny Hill; Miss Nellie Morcom, Miss Benbow, Miss James, Bridge-street; Mrs. W. M. Jenkins, Mrs. Jenkins, North-parade; Miss Nellie Benbow, Miss C. Warrington, Miss G. Lloyd. Mrs. Lloyd Benbow, Mrs. D Ellis, Mrs. Morgan, North-parade; Mrs Speller, Miss Olive Jones, Miss Elsie Griffiths, Miss Ethel Jenkins, Mrs. Benbow Griffiths, Mrs Savage, Mrs. Grahame, Miss Durban, Miss Ede, Miss Nellie Jenkins, and Mrs Jenkyn Jones. Mrs. Mathias superintended the arrangements, assisted by her sister, Mrs. WToodman, and niece (Miss Woodman). Miss May Morgan anJ Miss Evelyn Rowlands also assisted at the tables. A stall, voluntarily contributed by members of the Bath-street Church, was looked after by Mrs. Richard Hughes and Miss Rowlands, Farnham. During the tea interval, the Rev. R. Hughes proposed a vote of thanks to the Host and Hostess for their kindness, and on the call of the Chief Constable the pro- position was assented to with cheers.
Charges Against Carnarvonshire Men. ARRESTED AT ABER. At a special Police Court, on Tuesday, before Edwin Morris, ex-mayor, and C. M. Williams, Esqrs., Hugh Hughes, Alpha House, Gaol-street, Pwllheli, and Thomas Roberts, 15. WeL-street, Carnarvon, were charged by the police with being absentees from the army and failing to produce a registration certificate. The Chief Constable stated that enquiries had been made since the men were arrested on Sunday, from which it appeared that Hughes, a married man with two children, (had been in the Welsh Fusiliers at Oswestry, but was discharged in April as being medically unfit for mili- tary service and said he had lost his cer- tificate at Llanelly where he had been working. He therefore was not an absentee; but on being discharged he ought to have applied for a card. Roberts was a sailor belonging to Carnarvon. The Carnarvon police confirmed his statement that he had been goÎIw to sea for years. He was paid off the schooner R. J Owen" at Swansea a few weeks ago and was to have returned to his ship, but she had sailed when he returned. Being in a certified calling he was not liable to mili- tary service. P.S. Thomas Davies having given evidence, the Bench gave Hughes the option of returning to Pwllheli and regis- tering there, which he at once promised to do. Roberts, on being asked if he would return to Carnarvon, said he would join the army at Aberystwyth, preferring being in the army to the navy.
LAMPETER. HOTEL FURNISHINGS,, Messrs. Daniel I. Rees and Evans, on Wednesday, Juiy 12th, will offer by auction the whole of the furnishings, stock-in-trade, etc., of the B.ack Lion Royal Hotel WILL.—Mr. John Jordan Lloyd-Wil- liams, of Lloran House, Oswestry, for many years headmaster of Osvestry Grammar School formerly clstreicf-i and English lecturer at St. David'.s College, Lampeter, headmaster of Lampeter Col- legie School, and afterwards at Queen Elizabeth's School, Carmarthen, who died on March 2, third son of the late Rev. E. Williams, vicar of Nantcwnlle, left estate of the gross value of Lll,206, with net personalty nil. The LATE MRS. funeral of Mrs. Lloyd, Dolgwm House took place oil Thursday at St. Peter's Churchyard, when the Revs. Chancellor Jones, D. J.' Evans, and R. Keble Williams officiated. The chief mourners were the Revs. Saunders Lloyd and T. Lloyd (sons) Mrs. Davies and Miss Rosie Lloyd (daughters) and Master Arthur Davies (grandson). LOCAL TRIBUNAL. The Local Tribunal for the borough sat on Monday evening. Conditional exemptions were granted to Messrs D. Davies. Pantscawen; J ames Davies, cabinet maker: Owen Davies. jeweller; Ebenezer Lloyd, Glas- fryn D Williams, Dolaugwyrddon and his servant man. and the servant man of Glyn- hir. Three months exemption was given to Messrs llvcl Davies, blacksmith John Jones, Tanybryn, Cwmanne • Tom Jones, shoemaker; and E. Beynon Davies, New- street. Mr. Morgan Richards, cabinet maker, was granted six months exemption, and his workman, two months. Condi- tional exemption was granted to a miller in the employ of Mr. Charles Evans, and Mr. E. H. James, chemist. Mr. J. Emrys Jones and Mr W. Reginald Lloyd were the solicitors engaged in the cases. THE MART.—The following prices ruled at the Mart on Tuesday :—Fat cattle, from £ 16 up to L54 apiece; cows and calves, Cl6 to £ 26: pigs £ i> to RIO; fat lambs, 24s. to 42s. fat ewes, 30s. to £ 3 10s fat calves, 40s. to JB6. The prices stood at a high figure, but lambs were cheaper. MONTHLY MARKET.—The monthly market was held on Monday. Small pigs realized from 35s. to E2 old fowls 3s. to 5s. a couple; voung fowls, 4s. 6d. to 7s. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—A memorial service to the late Mr. Daniel Jones, Dyffryn, Bryn-road was held on Sunday evening at Soar Chapel, when the Rev E. Evans preached an appropriate sermon. Miss Madge Davies presided at the organ and played the Dead March.
Noted Welshwoman. DEATH OF ORANOGWEN. The death occurred on Tuesday morning at the residence of her niece at Wood- street, Ciifynydd, near Pontypridd of Miss Sarah Jane Rees, better known throughout Wales as Cranogwen, temper- -ee, wnorker. evangelist, and poetess. Perhaps 110 other Welsh woman enjoyed popularity in so many public spheres as Cranogwen did. In recent years she had confined her energies principally to the temperance platform and the pulpit, but in her younger days she wielded consider, able power as head of a successful nautical school. She was successful also as an eis- teddfod competitor, and for many years edited a Welsh magazine. Cranogwen was born at LJangranog eighty-one years ago. Her father by profession was master of a coasting ship, and a schoolmaster by inclination. Cranogwen received her first lessons in an outbuilding near her home from an old schoolmaster named Hugh Davies, one of the subjects taught being astronomy. Later she attended school at Cardigan and Xew Quay. For some time she was also a pupil at a navigation school in London. Returning to her native place, she took charge of Pontgarreg elementary school from 1859 to 1865, formerly conducted by the old schoolmaster mentioned. At that school many Cardiganshire mariners received their first lesson in navigation, and many of her pupils now occupy lucra- tive positions as master mariners and engineers. At the National Eisteddfod at Aber- ystwyth, in 1865, Cranogwen came into prominence as a bard. One of the most popular competitions for which the cream of Welsh bardism had entered was a song to "Y Fodrwy Briodasol" (the wedding ring). The prize was awarded to Cranog- wen to the disgust of Ceiriog, Islwyn, and Mynyddog. She also won a substantial prize at Chester National Eisteddfod; and, to add to her previous successes, she took the chair prize at Aberayron Eisteddfod in 1872 on "The Wreck of the North-fleet." She was present at the proclamation ceremony at Aberystwyth in 1914 and was gi.ven a welcome reception. From 1879 to 1889 she edited "Y Frythones," a magazine for women. She frequently adjudicated at local and national eistedd- fodau. She established the first Band of Hope in, Cardiganshire. Cranogwen consecrated her life to the improvement of the welfare of Welsh women, and a few years ago was presented with a national testimonial to which the Royal Bounty Fund contributed 250. j The tonic solfa movement found in her a warm supporter from the commence- ment. For many years she was an examiner for the Tonic Sol-fa College. After a course of study at Blackburne House, Liverpool, Cranogwen returned once more to Wales, and/was prevailed on to give her time entirely to the platform and pulpit. For many years she was a prominent figure at all the gatherings of the South Wales Women's Temperance Society, of which she was secretary, and was frequently invited to minister at anniversaries. The funeral takes place at two o'clock this (Friday) afternoon at LI'angranog.
NEW QUAY. ON FURLOUGH. Privates Gomer Davies Awelfa; Penry Davies, Emrys; Jenkin Evans, Maenygroes; Griffith Griffiths, Bryngwyn; and David Michael, Wern, were home on furlough last week. BANKING. Mr. D. C. Jones, son of Mr Jones, station-master, Aberayron, has entered the service of the National Pro- vincial Bank. He was a pupil of the Tutorial School. SHELLED—The sad news was received early last week that Jack Thomas Evans, only son of Mrs. Thomas, 3, Marine-ter- race, had been injured by shell fire in France. He was in the motor transport service. Two shells fell within a few yards of him, but fortunately did not explode. The third shell exploded, ser- iously damaging the car, and throwing the driver a distance of about five yards. In an unconscious state he was carried to a hospital closp bv and is now recovering. EXAMINATIONS—The College of Pre- ceptors examination is being held this week, the supervisor being the Rev. Gwilym Williams, B.A. WEDDING. At the Registry Office, Aberayron, on Thursday, the marriage took place between Mr. Thomas Richard Jones, Llwynon, and Miss Maggie Mor- gans, Rhydygweision. AGRICULTURAL. A number of women have enrolled their names for work in connection with agricultural service for women. They are prepared to undertake hoeing, weeding, hay and harvest work. Miss Longcroft, Llanina is the district representative of movement.
To Kinmel Park. I, TO SUCCEED GENERAL OWEN THOMAS. Colonel Cuthbertson, of the Head- quarters Staff at Chester, has been -appointed by General Campbell, in com- mand of the Western Division to succeed Briagdier General Owen Thomas to be in chief command at Kinmel Park. Clolonel Cuthbertson, like General Campbell, is a Scotsman, and is thirty- six years of age. He served as lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and held that rank in the regiment when he retired. He was appointed to the command of one of the Monmouthshire Territorial regiments at the outbreak of the war, and served for a short period in France.
TREGARON. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—1 he following have been granted certificates by the Tonic Sol-fa College of Music, the examiner being Mr. L. J. Evans, A.T.S.C., Rhianfa, Tre- garon :—First grade staff notation Mary Jones, Berth, and Evan Jones, Berth. In- termediate (theory) Evan Jones, Berth. Intermediate (practical) D Pierce Morgan, Bont; Olwen Thomas, Nancy Evans, Enid Lewis, Hugh W Edwards, and Idwal Evans, Tregaron. Elementary, theory: David Thomas and Evan Jones, Berth; Lizzie Anne Benjamin, Clara Jones, Tryphona Jones and Lizzie Evans, Swyddffynon Rees Thomas, David Maldwyn Jenkins Maggie' Ann Jenkins, and Dorothy Elizabeth Jenkins, (Berth; Idwal Evans and Victor Thomas, Tregaron: Irvonwy Virginia Jones and Gwen Alice Edwards, Ysbytty; Evan David Evans, Blaenpennal: John Jones, Llwynpiod Mary James. Fflur, Bont. Junior: Six passed from Fflur, four Ysbytty, three Swyddffynon, three Tre- garon, two Berth, and one from Blaen- pennal THE WAR.—Lance-corporal J. R Jones, Emporium, and Private F. J. Evans, Pros- pect House, have lately gone on foreign service. All Tregaron men abroad seem to be still doing well. SESSIONS.—On Tuesday, Richard Lloyd, Penygraig, and Isaac Edwards, Tan- dre, Ystrad Meurig were fined 7s. 6d on each charge of having kept dogs without licences. George Baines, labourer, from Manchester, who failed to show his regis- tration card to P.C. Jenkin Richards, Llanddewi, was charged with being an absentee from the army and was fined 40s. and ordered to be detained to await an escort. It was agreed to recommend a re- ward of 5s. to P.C. Richards.
An Interesting Scotch Proverb. Bread is the staff of life, but the pudding makes a good crutch"! that is :f made with ATORA Beef Suet. More digestible and economical than if you use raw suet. Sold in 1 lb. cartons ll^d., and £ lb. car- tons 6d. Ask your grocer for it: refuse substitutes.
St. Davi College. DEGREE LIST. The following students of St. David's College passed the June examination with the following results:- B.D. degree.—The Rev. Gwilym Smith, B.A., rector of Prendergast, Haverford- west; part I, the Rev. James Anthony Howell, B.A., rector of Gumfreston. Tenby. Honours List B.A. degree. -rheo.:ogy (Class III): Daniel Jones. Classics (Class I) Jacob Evans. Moderations.—Welsh (Class I). T G. rs Jenkyns; (Class II). '.B. Roberts (must satsify the examiners in Plato). Responsions.—Theology (Class 1) G B. Sylvester; (Class II), M. B. Morgan. C assies (Class I) R. H. Roderick. Prize: Classics: Jacob Evans. Pass List. B.A. Degree.—Group A (Class II) Dd. Davies and B. P. Jones; Class III, Daniel Davies, C. R. England, E. D Evans. D. M. Jones, F. W. Lewis, and D. T. R. Perrott; Group B (Class II) W. H. 0. Williams. Licence in Divinity.—Class I W. T. Thornber; Class II, Thomas Rees; Class III, W BrazeH, H. Bushell, C Renownden, and T. H Williams. Aloderations. -Group A Class III, E. T. Jones, and H. Llewellyn. Responsions.—Group A., Class I D. Morgan; C!Igss III, D. J. Davies. First Year Biennials.—Class I, A. T. Jenkins Class II. C Rees y Class III, C. Paley and C. A. Richards.
:idt:f Mr. Lloyd George has demonstrated unique abilities as a conciliator in bring- ing together the Ulstermen and National- ists. It is only when the historian of the future comes with dispassionate mind to sort out the evidence that full justice will be rendered. « The acceptance of the Allies demands by the Greek Government has greatly relieved the tension in South East Europe and materially paved the way for placing the position of Greece itself on a more qolst;tut.)lloal an satisfactory basis. Since the fall of M. Venezelos, the country has been ruled by a military juma under Teutonic domination. Now the peop.e themselves will be given another oppor- tunity of making their wishes known, and to rule themselves in accordance with their own best traditions. A well-deserved tribute was paid by Dr. R. T. Edwards, medical officer for Meri- onethshire, in his remark that Dolgelley Rural Council is one of the best adminis- trative bodies in the county. The re- mark, of course, had reference to sanitary improvements and was particularly com- plimentary to the officials, whose persist- ency is responsible for the progress which has been attained. Their efforts are thoroughly seconded by the Council itself. Their active and intelligent concern for public health is certainly creditable to them and exemplary to other bodies. It is 'quite refreshing to find persistent officials and persistent councils. No rural district in Merionethshire and adjoining counties is more progressive and more earnest in tackling housing and other sanitary problems, notwithstanding the shortage of labour and difficulties caused by the war and the often unsympathetic attitude of occupiers and owners who prefer to suffer than to help in overcoming the difficulties, A meeting of the Directors of the Cam- brian Resorts Association was recently held at Barmouth when it appeared that, though the larger resorts on the Coast from Aberystwyth to Pwllheli, as well as the Cambrian, Festiniog, and Corris Rail- way Companies, continue to be contribut- ing members of the Association, the smaller resorts, with the exception of Dyffryn, have all dropped out. The smaller resorts, no doubt, fully appreciate and benefit from the work of the Association and recognize the value of keeping the attractions of the West Welsh Coast before the visit- ing public of England; but lack local organisation in obtaining the small contribution to the funds necessary to constitute membership. At the same time it is probable that each place spends annually a larger total sum on catch- penny .ephemeral advertising in remote directions, and is content to reap what ,benefits it can from the advertising enter- prise of its larger neighbours. That being so it is not surprising to find that the Association contemplate taking steps to prevent the smaller resorts from reaping where they have not sowed. At last week's enquiry at Aberystwyth into an application by Cardiganshire County Council for a ten-mile speed limit for motor cars in going through certain streets in the borough and certain villages in the northern part of the county, we think those who advocated a speed limit, and particularly the Chief Constable, made out a strong case for the issue of an order by the Local Government Board. The only point made good by the opposition, it seems to us, was that if the common law of the country was duly enforced there wou::d be no need for an order imposing a ten- mile limit; but, as was pointed out, the county police force, in normal times, is numerically small, the area of their beats is extensive, and even the most alert officer of the force has not the properties of the Irishman's bird of being able to be in two places at the same time. If the order be granted we do not think motorists need -be greatly alarmed. There is an order in force requiring that all dogs shall be pro- vided with a collar giving the name and address of their owners and a law requiring owners to keep dogs under proper control: out no one can say that owners who neither comply with the order or the law are as much harassed by the police as they might reasonably be. ■J< **■ • One of the most hopeful things in Welsh .agriculture is a movement among farmers themselves in Tregaron district to co- operate in obtaining agricultural imple- ments for general use, which, it is hoped, will be successful and spread to other dis- tricts. A largely-attended meeting was recently held at Blaenpennal, presided over by Alderman D. L. Jones, who is him- self a practical farmer and man of business, when it was decided to appoint a com- mittee to consider ways and means of forming a local society for the purpose of obtaining modern agricultural implements for the co-operative use of farmers. In Wales, to a larger extent than in England, the higher proportion of small holdings to holdings of one hundred acres and up- wards makes such co-operation absolutely necessary if progress is to be made in in- creased food production, for increased food production means, in the main, increased land under the plough and a consequent increase in food stuffs for stock in winter. Pasturage has been recently proved to be the most unproductive form of agriculture but it is next to impossible for individual small occupiers to obtain the most power- ful modern implements or motive power to operate them for the purpose of convert- ing pasturage into arable land, though it is quite a feasible proposition for a number of small occupiers to combine in the pur- chase of implements and the acquisition of motive power for the use of all the mem- bers of the combine, to their ultimate general advantage, and to the increase in the food supply of the nation. All con- cerned in the progress of agriculture in the country will watch the movement with great interest and with the hope that the enterprising farmers of Tregaron district, having put their hands to the plough, will not look back, but will drive it with the end of the furrow. The new promenade at Pwllheli is now complete. It was carried through depart- mentally under the supervision of Mr. Charles Lloyd Roberts, the borough sur- veyor, and will entrench Pwllheli in the ranks of first-class watering places. Mr. Roberts is to be congratulated. So is Mr Evan R. Davies, the town clerk, to whom Pwllheli owes so much for the remarkable progress it has made during the past twenty years. The Parade scheme, like other progressive works in the ancient borough, was initiated by the Town Clerk.