Comforts for Fighters. THE RECENT FIGHTING. Appended are extracts from letters re- ceived by R.S.M. Fear from Aberystwyth men on active service abroad:— Private J. Parry writes—Just a line to let you know that I am wounded and in hospital. I wanted to thank you and the kind Aber. friends for the parcels of cigar- ettes which I received while in France. Lieut. Oswald Green was wounded two days before me and afterwards died .in hospital. I felt it very much, as he was a good friend to me. All the Aber boys were quite well when I saw them. I was speak- ing to B"air before going over and after- wards I do not know what happened. To tell the truth I do not know to this day how I got back myself. Private D. A. Hughes writes that he met little Jack Parry after he had been wounded. He was laughing and quite happy. The letter adds— H hen we lost Lieut. Green we lost one of our best officers. Everybody idolised him. One night we were holding a position that had only been taken in the morning. We were sixteen and had just been relieved. We were taking a little rest in the trench when a German shell came over and exploded in the midst of us and wounded 14. A sergeant and myself were the only two to escape untouched. God only knows how we escaped. When Mr. Green heard of it he came up on the double and at once com- menced bandaging them. In no time we had them all bandaged, and while they were waiting to be taken out Mr. Green was telling them funny yarns and keeping them laughing. I knew for certain that at the time they were suffering agonies. Poor fellow, next morning he had it him- self. When the news came that Lreut. Green had been wounded, everybody seemed to be struck dumb, and I saw many a tear. We are out now on a few days rest; but are soon going back into the fray again. Blair has also been slightly wounded in the head. Private E. Worthington writes—I thank you and kind Aber. friends for the parcel of cigs., which We need very much now to keep us right to drive the Huns back to their own country, which we hope will not be long. We have lost one of the best again, Oswald Green. He was well liked by everyone and greatliy missed by us Aber. boys. Corporal i). M. Edwards writes-Once again I have the pleasure of asking you to convey to Aber. friends my sincerest thanks for the welcome parcel. I was ex- ceedingly sorry to read that your son had been wounded in the recent fighting. My sincerest wish is that his condition is not serious, that his recovery will be speedy, and his stay in England long. I have come through unscathed, so far at any rate, and in the last few weeks have done a good deal of travelling. For some time I was billeted in v. large town which is more or less surrounded by Germans, so that every movement made in the town was known to them. Consequently, we were only allowed out after dark. When the Germans got annoyed, we were forced to spend the time in cellars and such like places. Nevertheless, I managed to have a look round, the ruins of the once magni. fieent town hall, railway station, and cathedral. At present my biLet is situ- ated in a much more restful and healthy part of the country. Driver J. Morris writes-I think myse'f lucky to be on your list to have such fine gifts so often and wish to thank you and all friends. I wonder how you manage so well—500 is, indeed, a very large family, and it must take a strong, steady brain to keep the wheel going round. I read with great regret that your son had been wounded. I can safely say that he has good grit in him by what you have done to comfort us. Private Harry Hopkins writes—It is really good of you to send these parcels. I am sure al of us feel grateful to you. I saw Bert Pateman the other day. We only had time for a couple of words. I have not met any of the others for months. At one time there were six of us Aber. boys within a few miles, and we use to pass each other frequently on the roads, as my work as dispatch rider took me about a great deal. We have had exciting times lately. I have been doing advanced work as near as it was possible to get. While waiting for my messages I helped to carry the wounded on stretchers. It is not nice to hear the whizz followed by the splitting burst of the sheLs when one is carrying a man on a stretcher; but at times like these everyone does hts best. I am proud to be out among the men. They are all men in the strictest sense of the word. Private Tom Pickering, who is on a hospital staff at Le Havre, sends a photo- graph of himself and companions who help to smoke the fags. Driver F. H. Jones of the Cardigan Battery, writes-The boys are unanimous that it is little short of marvellous on the Aber. people's part to have supported the comforts fund so unfailingly. I am sure the "ads will never forget your efforts on their behalf. Gunner A. Jeremy. of the Battery, also wrote a grateful acknowledg. ment. Acknowledgments have also been received from Privates Rhys S. Ellis, Stanley Jones (of the Canadians), R. Davies, Tom Evans, J. S. Humphreys, Bugler George Jenkins. Drummer Hughie Humphreys, Sapper Arthor Potts, Seamen Morris Hughes, T. Brodigan. R.S.M. Fear acknowledges the following contributions. Mr F. R,. Roberts, solicitor (6th con.), 10s; Mr Vaughan Rees, Lu and P. Bank, Millhill, London, 5s; Mr. Rd- Morgan, Bridge-street (5th con.), 2s 6d.- Friend, 2s. 6d.; Mr Teviotdale's tearooms (5th con.), 19s. 6d.; Special Constabulary Drill Class (56th con.), 7s. 4d; "Cambrian News" employees (39th con.), 4s. 6d: Cor- 5oration employees (25th con.), 4s. 6d. Mr ames, Tanyard employees (8th con.), 3a 6d; Electric Works employees (26th con.), 28. 9d: Mr Tevotdale's employees (37th 80n.), 2s. 3d.; Gas Company employees (24th I con.), Is. 3d.: Laundry employees (36th con.), Is. The amount previously ack- nowledged was £ 287 2s. 3d., making a total of t290 8s. lid. Twenty-two parcels have been sent this week at a cost of L3 12s. 4d. Contributions for the week total JE5 6s. 7jd. R.S.M. Fear also ack- nowledges the 200 letter cards, making a total of 2,000 given by Mr R. Vaughan, North-parade; tiekets for the National Eis- teddfod (1865) have been given by Mrs. W. J. Dudlyke, Northgate-street, and will be sold for the benefit of the fund. A hand- some hand-made occasional table cover, kindly given by Miss S. Olapperton, Terrace-road, and hand-worked crochet lace for tablecloth, kindly siven by Miss Lizzie Thomas, Portland-road, are also offered for sale. As there is an increasing demand for contributors to the fund, sub- stantial offers for the purchase of the articles will be welcomed. t
The British Farmers' Red Cross Fund bas paid to the British Red Cross Society :92,000 for the purchase and upkeep of two Motor Soup Kitchens, to be sent for the mse of the Caucasian Red Cross. Members of Parliament are subscribing to a wedding gift to be presented officially to Canon Carnegie and MrsT Joseph Cham- MrTain on the occasion of their forth- coming marriage. A
Taliesin Patriots. ] PIONEER CHEMIST WM. JAMES, Killed in action, June 29th. son of Mr. and Mrs. David James, Pencae, Taliesin. PRIVATE DA VIJ) JAMES, Son of Mr. and Mrs James, employed on the Cambrian at Aberystwyth, was in the Cardigan Battery before the war. was time expired, but rejoined, and is now serving in Eirvot.
New Quay Soldier Wounded. PRIVATE ARGO JAMES, Son of Captain and Mrs. James, Warren House; wounded in the attack on Trones Wood. France.
Tregaron B.Sc. I LANCE-CORPORAL J. T. JONES. B.Sc. A former pupil of Tregaron County School, a native of Penuwch. After completing his college course he was appointed science master at Barmouth County School and later on took up an appointment at Dudley, near Birmingham. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and was transferred from the R.W.F. to the Engineers Corps, and for many months has been in charge of as apparatus
ABERAERON. PRESENTATION TO A WOUNDED SOLDIER. On Saturday evening Pte. James Wm. Pugh, Tabernacle-street, was presented with a wristlet silver watch, bearing the inscription, "Presented to James William Pugh by the people of Aberayron- wounded at the battle of Hulloch, France, April 27, 1916, Private Pugh is the first of "our boys" to be wounded in action: and it was deemed by the Sailors and Soldiers Com- forts Committee to be a sufficiently signifi- cant occasion to make this presentation. Alderman J. M. Howell, J.P., presided. The presentation was made in an enthusi- astic speech by Mr D. G. Munro Hughes. Private Pugh deftly acknowledged the re- marks. Alderman E. Lima Jones, Mr. Daniel Jenkins., C.M., Mr G. T. Lloyd, C.M., and Mr D Pennant James spoke and Miss Bessie Lewis, one of the secretaries of the Committee, sang. Private Pugh formerly belonged to the Welsh Fusiliers. He with some hundreds of his regiment was trans- ferred to the Irish Inniskillings. He was wounded whilst taking a trench under Captain Stainford, brought to the base, and latterly to Nottingham.
DEVIL'S BRIDGE. ROLL OF HONOUR.—The parents of Second-Lieut. J. Emrys Lewis have re- ceived the following letter of sympathy and appreciation from the officers and men of the battalion:—"July 13, 1916. Dear Mr. Lewis,—By this time you will have re- ceived official intimation that your son, Second-Lieut. J. Emrys Lewis, was killed in action on July 1st. He was advancing with his company, urging his men forward when he was hit (in the head) by a bullet and killed instantaneously. Although he had only been with the battalion for a short time, he was very popular with both officers and men and his loss will be keenly felt. Allow me to express to ycla on behalf of the battalion our sincerest sympathy with you in the loss of so gallant a son. Yours sincerely, R. H. Huntington (Major), 8 Somerset Light Infantry."
ABERDOVEY. SUNDAY EVENING SACRED CON- CERT.—On Sunday evening a sacred con- cert was given on the sands, and was much appreciated by the visitors. A col- lection was made and the proceeds, 16s. Id., was handed over to Mrs. Proctor for Red Cross funds. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTI- VAL.—A meeting of the Committee was held at Ilwyngwril on Wednesday After- nooll. The Rev. J. Harries, Llanfachreth, presided. The Rev. D. T. Davies, Llwyn- gwril, read the balance sheet for the year, which showed a balance in hand of JB12 la 3d. from the Abordovey festival. It was decided to hold the next festival at Llwyngwril. A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies who provided the meat for lunch at Aberdovey.
The "Cambrian News" heilps its adver- tisers to frame schemes and prepare copy.
Corris Comoral Killed. LANCE-CORPORAL IORWERTH EWAR ROBERTS, Youngest son of Mr and Mrs. Roberts, Council School, who was shot through the head by a sniper in his attempt to rescue a wounded comrade on the lVth July. He was 29 years of age. Before joining the army he was an assistant teacher at Manod Council School, Festiwiog, and an ardent member of Bethcsda (C.M) Chapel. His superior officer wrote, He was one of the best loved and respected men in B Company of the R.W.F., and I person- ally can testify to his splendid reputation." Another letter says "A true pal and soldcer. His death has been a great shock to us all, and we mourn with you this irreparable loss." Mr Roberts went out to France early in December and was made a lance-corporal in March. His loss is deeply mourned at his native place. Mess Evans, Gwyndy, played the Dead March at the end of the service at the C.M Chapel on Sunday, where his father is a deacon.
Dyffryn Soldier., I PRIVATE JOHN FRANCIS, I
Aberdovey Corporal. I CORPORAL E. DAVIES, R.W.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Penhelig Arms, on active service since November and has taken part in severe fighting.
LLANON. OUR BOYS.—The news from the front in France, where so many of our boys are fighting, lis luckily satistactory. It is, however rumoured that Mr J. Humphreys, late rural postman, is down with fever in Mesopotamia. Lieut. D. L. Jenkins is expected home shorty from Egypt on leave. CURATE.—Owing to the failing health of the Rev. D. Lewis a committee meet- ing was held at the Church on Sunday evening when it was decided to give Mr. Lewis the assistance of a curate, the con- gregation promising to pay a moiety of the curate's stipend. The Vicar, church- wardens, and sidesmen are empowered to arrange the details of the appointment. OBITUARY.—Mrs. Anne Evans. Sunny Cottage, passed away on Sunday evening of last week, at the age of seventy-eight; and interment took place at Llansantffraed Churchyard on Friday afternoon. The Rev. Jenkin Williams, curate of Dewi Sant, and the Rev W. Richards (M.) officiated at the house. and the Rev. D. Lewis, vicar assisted by the Rev Jenkin Williams, conducted the funeral service at the church. The chief mourners were her three surviving sons—Mr. Thomas Evans, Mr. Evan Evans, and Mr. Henry Evans- and their families, and a large number of relatives from Aberystwyth and the sur- rounding districts.—On Wednesday morn- ing of last week, Mrs. Anne Davies Aber. stringcell, wife of Mr David Davies, Tyhen, died after a long and painful illness, at the age of sixty-six years. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon when the Rev. J. Williams and the Rev D. Lewis, vicar, officiated at the house and at the church. The chief mourners were Mr. David Davies (husband), Captain and Mrs Davies, Ontario, Mrs. Rees, Ontario (brother-in-law and sisters), some nieces and near relatives. A number of wreaths were laid over the grave, the deceased being well known for her love of flowers. The funeral sermons were delivered by the Vicar on Sunday morning and afternoon.
LLANILAR. OBITUARY.—On Sunday week there passed away, after a brief but severe ill- ness, John Parry, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Falcon Hotel, and on Thursday dnterment took place at the Parish Churchyard. At the house a service was held by the Rev O. H. Jones. B.A., B.D., pastor, and, after singing the hymn "Bugail Israel Sydd Ofalus," the cortege proceeded to the Church, where the path from the gate to the door was Fined by the younger scholars of the day school, with whom deceased was a great favourite. The older scholars acted as bearers. After ser. vice in Chur«h ana at the gravesiide, con- ducted ibv the Revs. J. F. Llovd and Evan Davies. the scholars sang "There's a Friend for Little Children," after which they paid their last tribute by each throwing a little bunch of flowers into the grave. A large number of wreaths, etc., was also sent, which testified to the popularity of the deceased and to the sympathy extended to the parents in their bereavemext.
Barmouth Patriotic Family J EDWARD PRICE, who volunteered when seventeen years of age and went through the South African war. When the present war was declared he volunteered and has ever since been on active service. Was in Suvla Bay landing and is nowi in Egypt. GRIFFITH W. PRICE. Brother of Edward Price. When hostili- ties broke out he was in lucrative employ- ment in Canada. The love of home and the irresistible call of patriotism was too strong to allow him to remain away. He joined the 52nd Battalion Canadians and is now in France. PRIVATE lOR-WERTH PRICE JONVlQ, Nephew of the above brothers. Was in Canada when war was declared. iBeing young and rather short his offer to enlist was thrice refused. At last he was accepted as bugler in the 52nd Canadians, and now is the pet of the regiment. Com- ing of a musical family, he is an expert bugler.
Llanon Soldier. I PRIVATE DANIEL E. EDWARDS. R.W.F., Green Garden.
Machynlleth Ex Sergeant. MR, H. HAMER. Ex-sergeant Liverpool police, grandson of Sergeant and Mrs. Hamer, Machynlleth, in training at Co.chester in the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers.
OVERWORKED AND RUNDOWN NURSES. The suggestion, says the "Nursing Mirror," that the district nurse at Kenil- worth should have some help in her work, even if only from a pupil, seems to have come none too soon. During the past year the nurse has been on duty fifty-nine nights in addition to paying 2,011 visits to 116 patients. It is no wonder that she was "rather overworked and rundown." No nurse can work both night and day. Sooner or later her work and her health will suffer, and it behoves all nursing associations to see that no nurse is subjected to such continuous strain" I should like, adds a correspondent, the North Wales Nursing Association to take special notice of the above%is it is not a unique case by any means. Often a nurse has to keep at it for months without a break^(unless i.t is a breakdown), yet she is considered capable of taking up all the extra work under the King Edward Mem- orial Scheme with tubercular patients- school work under the county medical offi- cer; and now she is going to be health visitor in her district, with all the addi- tional clerical work. All I can say is that the district nurses must be wonderful per- sons and that thp nursing associations are clever to find individuals who are willing to do it without extra payment.
REVIEWS. MONTGOMERYSHIRE. Messrs. J. E. Roberts, Newtown, and Robert Owen, Welshpool, have produced a school history and geography of Mont- gomeryshire which has been adopted by the County Education Committee and pub- lished by the Educational Publishing Co., Cardiff. The book is largely illustrated and provided with a map explanatory of the old divisions of the county, the rivers, the making of roads and railways, the industries, and the churches, towns, villages, and boroughs minutely described, and the history of the county written up from the beginning to the present time. In 1538, it is stated, Montgomeryshire was first formed. The hook is full of facts and dates. An inter- esting and valuable feature is a biography of county worthies including Richard Wil- son, tAie landscape painter: Rd. Roberts, an inventive genius; Robert Owen, founder of the co-operative movement: David Davies of Llandinam; and Robert Piercy, makers of railways; John Ceiriog Hughes, and a host of others of whom any county might well be proud.
Damage to the extent of E25,000 was caused in an hour by a fierce fire which broke out at 7 o'clock on Tuesday in a huge warehouse stored with general mer- chandise at the London Docks.
Aberystwyth Soldiers. PRIVATE T. WATKIN R.W.F., son of Mrs. Watkn, Melbourne House. Stanley-road, wounded in action in both knees, but not seriously, and is recovering satisfactorily. He was form erly engaged on the clerical staff at the Welsh National Library. PRIVATE J. A. GRIFFITH. R.W.F., son of Mrs. Griffith, 3, Chaly- beate-street, wounded in the hand and side in action and is now in a Liverpool hos- pital. PRIVATE R. W. PRICE. S.W.B., enlisted in November, 1914, sailed for Gallipoli in March, 1915 and on May 15th was wounded by shrapnel and late; had his right arm shattered by an ex. plosiive bullet.
LLANBEDR. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—An impressive memorial service was held on Sunday at Llanbedr Church to Captain Trevor R. Allaway, who was recently killed in Egypt in a bomb aecident. The attendance was large, every family in the village being re- presented. The service was conducted in Welsh by the Rector and the lesson was read by the Rev. H. D. Jones, Baptist minister. Hymns were impressively sung by the congregation and the Dead March was played on the organ by Miss Jones. Captain Allaway had endeared himself to all the inhabitants bv his kindly disposi- tion and unaffected demeanour. His career as a soldier also had been highly creditable, for he had been awarded the Military Cross. Sincere sympathy is felt for his bereaved relatives.
THE QUESTION OF HEALTH. There is an old saying A stitch in time saves nine," and if upon the first symptoms of anythng being wrong with our health we were to resort to some simple but proper mean of correcting the mischief, nine tenths of the suffering that invades our homes would be avoided. The body is a machine full of intricate and delicate mechanicism and when one part is im- peded it gradually throws the whole out of gear unless it is quickly put right. A cold, a chill, a touch of indigestion or liver complaint, a pain in the loins or the little indiscretions to which in the hurry and turmoil of life w are all prone (such as eating too quickly, not taking sufficient rest, worrying too much over our troubles, etc.. etc.), all tend to bring about a dead took in some part of the human mechanicism or a weakening or slowing down of the whole. A good bracing tonic, one that will revitalise and will wind up all the mach- inery, will at such tmes work greater wonders than a long course of nauseous medicines. A dose of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters taken when you feel the least bit out of sorts is just that stitch in time." The question of health is a matter which is sure to concern us at one time or another, especially when Influenza is so prevalent as it is just now, so it is well to know what to take to ward off an attack of this most weakening disease, this epidemic, catarh, or cold of an aggravated kind to combat it whilst under its baleful influence, and particularly after an attack, for then the system is so lowered as to be liable to the most dangerous of complaints Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is acknow- ledged by all who have given it fair trial to be the best specific remedv for dealing with Influenza in all its various stages, being a preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purifying and enriching agents, suitable for the liver, digestion, and all those ail- ments requiring tonic strengthening and nerve increasing properties. It is invalu- able for those suffering with colds, pneumonia, or any serious illness, or prostration caused by sleeplessness, or worry of any kind, when the body has a general feeling of weakness and lassitude. Don't delay, but try it now. Send for a copy of the pamphlet of testimonials, which carefully read and consider well. then buy a bottle (sold in two sizes, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d.) at your nearest Chemist or Stores, but when purchasing see that the name "Gwilym Evans" is on the label, stamp and bottle, for without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors-Quinine Bitters Manu- facturing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
QUICK MARCH! Watch how briskly the little folk step out at sight [ £$ £ of Bird's Custard, Think how delicious and lull of [ o nutriment it is Then realise that "food really i !!? enjoyed does most good," and you understand why i children thrive so well on Bird's Custard. Don't forget it saves the meat bill. j Remember also that stewed fresh fruit served j with Bird's, the nutritious Custard, means good j j health, good living and war time economy. BirdS Custard 1 j 'j First in favor, and inflavor. j (fj=11 II-Ir: II Tbc Test of Time. J Father Time is the great revealer of all shams. Sooner or later he ex- I— I poses the false and the make-believe. Only the things that are true and T1 real can survive the test of time. Year after year, decade after decade, II Beecham's Pills have been the one and only household medicine in many II ml thousands of homes. In city and in hamlet, alike, they have been 111. equally appreciated. And their popularity, to-day, is greater than ever. They have emerged triumphant from the trying test of time. This is because they are really efficacious in doing what they claim to do. What they promise they perform. They are a true remedy and a very real relief in all cases of indigestion, biliousness, constipation, sluggish action of the Kidneys, and the nervous troubles resulting from these conditions. Hence they exert a corrective and curative action upon the whole system. J In all the qualities which commend themselves to the majority, who L. 1^ require immediate and permanent return to health, Beecham's Pills T stand supreme. Time has proved the value of I [ Bcecham's Pills, i Sold everywhere in boxes, labelled Is. 3d and 3s. Od. STEAM SAW MILLS, ABERYSTWYTH. R. ROBERTS and SONS, TIMBER AND SLATE MERCHANTS. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOINERY DONE QUICKLY AND CHEAPLY. OARS' and BOATS' SAILS made on the Premises; also aU kinds of SACKS, COAL BAGS, & a, ESTIMATES GIVEN. JOBBING DONE: FELLOES, FOR CART WHEELS, TRAPS, AND OTHERS VEHICLES. ] OAMBRIAN RAILWAYS ANNOUNCEMENTS. WI OBSERVATION OARS RUN BETWEEN Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Barmouth & Pwllheli, Enabling Tourists to view the magnificent scenery along the shores of Cardigan r, 0 Bay. Particulars of the trains can be obtained at the Station. HOLIDAY CONTRACT TICKETS ISSUED DAILY TO SEPTEMBER 30TH. Available between 1 ABERYSTWYTH, MACHYNLLETH, DOLQELLEY ) and BARMOUTH 7/- for a week. 3 WHOLE COAST LINE I 10/6 for a Week. J 17/6 for a Fortnight. Visitors to Aberystwyth should not fail to take a trip over the Narrow Gauge Railway through the Rheidol Valley to Devil's Bridge Return Fare, 2/- RAIL AND COACH TOURS. EVERY WEKK-DAY. TO .u TALYLLYN LAKE At the Foot of Cader Idris, via Machynlleth and Narrow Gauge Railway, through the Corris Valley, thence by Coach. Fare 7/5, TOUR Fare 9U No. 2 COMBINED RAIL AND MOTOR CIRCULAR TOUR EMBRACING Corris, Talyllyn Lake, Dolgelley, and Barmouth. TOUR Pare ih No 3 COMBINED RAIL AND MOTOR July 24 to Sept 16 only. CIRCULAR TOUR EMBRACING Corris, Talyllyn Lake, Abergynolwyn and Towyn ■ THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD Of WAIES WILL BE HELD AT: ABERYSTWYTH ON AUGUST 16th, 17th and 18th, 1916. Particulars of Railway Arrangements will be announced in due course S. WILLIAMSON, Osweatry, July, 1916. Genral Manager