fEfcrucattow JJIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. CARMARTHEN. President of the Council: THE LORD BIHOP OF ST. DAVID'S, Lady Principal: MISS A. F. CLARK, B.A., London University. ,R> HE School give an Excellent Education OL J_ very Moderate Terms. Admirable Accommodation for Boarders. Papila prepared for LONDON MATRICULA. TION and other Publio Examination* Boys aa well as girls can be received in the Pre- paratory Class and the KINDERGARTEN DE- PARTMENT. Next Term begins Wednesday, September 24th. Boarders return Tuesday, September 23rd. For full particulars, apply to the Lady Principal. ^ARMARTHEN COUNTY SCHOOLS. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. filABMABTEB—E. B. ALLEN, M.A. (Cantab). COUNTY GIRLS' SCHOOL: HBADMisTaw-MISS B. A. HOLME, M.A. Late Open Scholar of Girton College, Cambridge Fees, £ 1 9s. per term. Reduction when there are two or more children from the same family. The next Term begins Tuesday, September 16th. The Headmistress (at the Girls' Sohool) and the Headmaster (at the Boys' School) will be pleased to see the parents of new pupiis on Saturday, September 13th, from 11 to 1, and on Monday, September 15th, from 2.30 to 5. Boarders can be received at both Schools LLANDILO. D. R. H. PRICE, L.T.S.C., T.C.L. Adjudicator and Teacher of L Singing, ? THE BRIARS, L LANDILO. (1718 L LANYBYTHER GRAMMAR SCHOOL. I MR. STEPHENS, B.A., Inter. B.So., Lond., assisted by trained certificated Mistress, will, during summer vacation, prepare candidates for the September and other examinations. (1604p ¡ JJALCYON COLLEGEa CONGLETON. CHESHIRE. Patroness-Lady Maxwell, of Calderwood. Principal-Miss Hughes Parry. Assisted by Resident English and Foreign Mistresses. High-class Modern Education. Moderate Fens. Prospectus. (1720 THE COUNTY (DUAL) SCHOOL. LLANDOVERY. Head Mistress-Miss M. E. PRICE, B.A. (London). FEES-21 10s. per Term. Reduction for two or more of the same family. Next Term begins WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 1913. Boarders can be received at the School. For Terms apply to the Head Mistress. (Signed) D. SAUNDERS THOMAS, Clerk t.o the Local Governors. July 28th, 1913. (1793 ART IN PORTRAITURE. tiike all other arts the art of the photo- grapher is ever improving. People who receive many photographs from friends cannot help observing how much more distinctive some are than others. They stand, as it were, in a class by them- selves. MR. GEORGE WEAKS THE STUDIO, 121 LAMMAS STREET, Is very successful in making these Portraits Z5 of Distinction." A visit to the Studio will be greatly appreciated GAS is about the only thing in these days that has gone down in price. Coal has gone up, and is likely to rise still further. Why, therefore, do you not heat the water in your kitchen range with a gas water heater (not a geyser), and use a gas cookeiv and thus avoid the use of coal, at any rate in the summer? Night or day, winter or summer, a Gas Water Heater will give you the comfort of really hot water for the bath and the kitchen without the least trouble, and at small cost. In these days of scarcity of servants this is a great boon. 204TH YEAR OF THE OFFICE. SUN FIRE OFFICE FOUNDED 1710. The Oldest Iasaranoe Office in the World. fmcil CepM from Policy 4*t#d 1, Insurances affected oa the following risks:- employers' Liability and Personal Accident, Workmeds Compensation, Sickness and Disease, Domestic Servants. Fidelity Guarantee Plato Glass. Burglary. For all particulars apply to the following Agaato: New Quay—Mr. D. Meredith Jones. pantyffynnon-Mr. David F»*nois. Samau-Mr. J. Nicholas. Talsarn Mr. Llewelyn Da-vies. Ammanford-Mr. David Arthur Fox. Carmarthen- Moore. John Fraaois and Son. Doltattt-Mr. David Thomas. Gamant-Mr. Reea Dave*, Brynteg. Llandilo-Mr. W. D. Jenkins, George Street. Llandovery—Mr. Thomas Phillips. Llanstephan-Mr. Henry Jones. Llanybyther—Mr. David Thomas, Blaenhirbant. Llandyssul-Mr. J. R. Harris. Lampeter-Mr. W. Davies, 26, Bryn Road. Mr. H. W. Howell. HEAP pRINTlNG CHEAP pRINTIG EXECUTED AT TO JOURNAL OFfIOE. THE WELSH JNSURANCE CORPORATION, jyMITED. CHIEF OFFICE 28, High Street, Cardiff Issue:—Live Stock (Foaling) Policies at excellent rates to Farmers. Also Fire, Burglary, Personal Accident, Motor Car, Sickness, Plate Glass, Boiler Explosion, Gas Engines, and other Engineering Risks, (Fidelity Guarantees, Third Party, Employers Liability, &c., &o. THE ONLY GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF WELSH ORIGIN, and with a Welsh Board of Directors. It has been inaugurated for the express pur- pose of giving attention to tine rapidly growing interests of Wales. BRANCH OFFICE:—17, WIND STREET, SWANSEA. Apply for Copy of Prospectus. public Wotices ROBERT MACBONALD & T. B. YOUNC (under an arrangement with Mr. George Edwardys). Present— THE ————————— DOLLAR PRINCESS 40 Artistes and entire production from Daly's Theatre, London. The actual Theatre Company with their own Musicians will appear. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th, AT 8 P.M. AT THE Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen. Tho first and onl) vl -it this season. No advance in prices. BOOK NOW at E. Colby Evans, Guildhall Square, where Plan may be seen. Prices—Reserved Seats, 3/ Unreserved Seats, 2/ Admission, 1/ HAVE YOU SECURED YOUR SEAT YET? (1810 ABERGWILI. THURSDAY\ AUGUST 28th. 1913. Q PEN gHOW Of Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Corn and Root Crops, Dairy Produce, Bread, Honey, Dogs, Poultry, Pigeons, Cage Birds, Rabbits, Cats, &o. NEARLY B50 GIVEN IN PRIZES. Numerous Specials, including Cup and Silver Medals. Entries close August 21st. A Clay-pigeon Shooting Competition will take place in the afternoon; also Grand Concert in the evening. For further particulars and schedule of classes, apply to the Sees., Messrs. Lewis and Dempster, Dolgwili, Carmarthen. G.W.R. EXCURSIONS. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, AUGUST 18 & 27. LIMITED DAY TRIP to KILLARNEY (12/3), ARKLOW, WOODENBRIDGE, OVOCA, RATHDRUM. RATHNEW, WICKLOW, BRAY, DUBLIN (12/9), WEXFORD (7/9). Leave Llanelly 9.41 :9,;11.. Carmarthen Junction 10.11 p.m. MONDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 25. To LONDON for 1, 3, 5 or 7 days. Leave Car- marthen 10.15 p.m., Pembrey 10.46, Llandovery 6.45, Llandilo 7.25, Brynamman 6.0, Glanamman 6.9, Pantvffynnon 7.53, Pontardulais 8.3, Llanelly 10.55. DAY FARE, 8/6. SATURDAY to MONDAY TICKETS. are now issued between any Great Western Stations at about a fare and a third for the double journey. Minimum oharge:—First 4/ Third Class 2/6. For details, see bills, or send postcard to stations or offices. 1821) FRANK POTTER, General Manager. RE JOHN BISHOP, DECEASED. Pursuant to the Law of Property Amendment Act, 1859. NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of John Bishop, late of Doly- garreg, in the county of Carmarthen, a Judge of County Courts, deceased (who died on the 27th day of April, 1913, and whose Will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's Hrgh Court of Justice on the 7th day of August, 1913, by Caroline Florentia. Affleok Bishop, Widow, one of the executors therein named), are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us tae undersigned the Solicitors for the said executor on or before the 25th day of September, 1913, after which date the said executor will proceed to dis- tribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard onlv to the claims and demands of which she shall have h td notice; and she will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part tha.-eof so dis- tributed to any person or persons of whose oiaims or demands she shall not then have had notice. Dated this 9th day of August, 1913. STRICK & BELLINGHAM, Swansea, 1817) Solicitors for the said Executor. LLANDILO-FAWR UNION. WORKHOUSE INFIRMARY. APPOINTMENT OF CLERK OF WORKS. THE Guardians of this Union will at their Meet- A ing on the 30th day of August, 1913, appoint a Clerk of the Works to superintend the erection of the above Infirmary. Applications from oompetent persons, stating age, experience, qualifications, previous occupation, and Salary required, should be sent so as to reach me before the 30th instant. By order, R. SHIPLEY LEWIS. Clerk to the Guardians. Llandilo, August 5th, 1913. (1816 /> REWARD wid be paid for Recovery of a O Silver Grey Mate Yorkshire Terrier, about 4ilbs. weight, head of iighter colour than the body name 'Prince.' Lost from following address—Morgan Jones, Llanmiloe, Laugharne. (1675p Sales Huctton. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISH OF LLANYCRWYS. MR. DANIEL I. REES will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, at 2 o'clock on FRIDAY, the 22nd August, 1913, all that most desirable little Property called, BRYNCRACH (part of), containing 19.046 acres of excellent Land with a suitable House and farm buildings, situated near the high road from Pumpsaint to Lampeter, in the occu- pation of Mr. David Davies as yearly tenant. The Camnant Brook bounds the property and affords water power. A Plan and Particulars of the Property may be seen at the Ffaldybrenin Inn. For further particulars apply to John M. Davies, Froodvale, Llanwrda: Messrs. Wing and Eade, Solicitors, 1. Gray's Inn Square, Xpndon, W.C.; or to the Auctioneer, Lampeter. (1809 SALE BY JOHN DAVIES, ALLTWALIS. Aug. 19th, 1913.-Gilfach, LIanpumpsaint—Carpen- ter's Stocb-in-Trade, &c. (1672p Sales b Huctton CARDIGANSHIRE. PARISH AND VILLAGE OF LLANARTH. MESSRS. THOMAS JONES AND SONS have received instructions from D. R. Lewis Lloyd, Esq., to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, In Lots, at the Rose Hill Arms, Llanarth, on THURSDAY, 11th September, 19i3, at 2 p.m. pre- cisely, the following FREEHOLD PROPERTIES: The Desirable Country Residence, known as "GWYNFRYN." The Important Freehold Farms, known as "NANTYGWRDU," "PANTCEFN," and "PENWERN." The Ideal Small Holdings, known as PONT- FAEN," "ROPEYARD," "GOSEN," and "RRYDFYDDAU." The Excellent Accommodation Fields with Wood- lands, known as "NEUADD FIELDS," Numbered 3241, 3238, 3635, 3623, on the Ordnanoe Map, and the Field of nearly 16 Acres part of Nantygwrdu, numbered 3061 on the said Map. Convenient Houses and Gardens, known as "ROSE HILL COTTAGE," "BRYNHYFRYD" (2), "CASTLE" (2), "ROSE GREEN," ROSE COTTAGE," "AURORA HOUSE," "TANYARD COTTAGE," and "PLAS." Pasture Land and Outbuildings now held with "Rose Hill Arms." Freehold Ground Rents with Reversions to Gross Rents at very early dates to the full v-licensed Public-house known as "Rose Hill Arms," and to "Arba," "Alma House," and Shop (Mrs. Davies), "Aima" (Mm, Margaret Evans), "Alma" (Miss "Grace Thomas), and "Myrtle Hill," and also to "TEe Tuoking Mill,' known as "Pandy." BUILDING SITES. Warehouses, Stabling, Yard and Premises, known as "Tanyard. Full Plans, Particulars and Conditions of Sale are now in course of preparation. and copies may be had on application to the Auctioneers, Garth- owen, Pontshan, Llandyssil; or to JOHN T. LEWIS, Esq., Solicitor, 1729) 54, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. CARMARTHENSHIRE. Highly Important Sale of Valuable Freehold Farms, Small Holdings, Accommodation Closes of Pasture Land, Public-house, Cottages, eto., situate in the Parishes of Kiffig and Marros. LYRIISSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & SON have received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at the Yelverton Arms Hotel, Whitland, on FRIDAY, August 22nd, 1913, at 2.30 p.m. pre- cisely, t'ne following outlying portions of THE WESTMEAD ESTATE the whole extending to an area of 1,217 Acres; or thereabouts, as set out in the Schedule here- under: — Lot. Description. Situation. Area. 1 Old Pale Farm, with CwmlKiffi A85 R'3 P; Pale, Tybacb, and Wood- lands 2 Cnstle Ely Farm, East and Do. 234 1 22 West 3 Castle Ely Mountain Part of Castle Ely 85 2 5 Farm 4 Small Holding Do. 38 3 20 5 Castle Ely Mill Kiffig 15 o 37 6 Field of Grazing Land Red Roses 104 7 Grazing Meadows, Cottage Do. 5 3 32 and Garden and Garden 8 Freehold Grazing Field ,Do. 1 2 6 9 Clyngwyn Farm and Wood-¡1\Iarros 374 3 21 land 10 Woodreefe and Woodland Do.. 80 I 38 11 New Inn Public-house andjAmroth 92 2 17 Land and Woodland 12 Black Hall Cottage and Near New Inn, 0 2 16 Land Amroth 13 New Inn Cottage and Dù. 0 I 11 Garden Particulars, with Plans and Conditions of Sale, may be obtained of Messrs. Dowson, Ainslie, and Co., Solicitors, 19, Surrey Street, Victoria Em- bankment, London, W.C., or of the Auctioneers at their Offices, Saint Mary Street, Carmarthen. LLANDILO. Select Sale of Imported Pedigree Jersey Cows and Heifera MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & SON having -L' been favoured with instructions from Messrs. Fowler and de la Perrelle, of Southampton (the Original Importers, Established 1811), will SELL by AUCTION on SATURDAY, 23rd August, 1913, in the Cawdor Arms Hotel Yard, Llandilo, a Grand Selection of Jersey Cows and Heifers (calved and near calving). Sale at 2.30 precisely J Desoriptive Catalogues may be obtained of the Auctioneers, Carmarthen. (1805 CARMARTHENSHIRE. Preliminary Announcement of a Sale of the Valu- able Estate, known as the GELLYWERNEN & GORING THOMAS' ESTATES" situate in the Parishes of Llannon and Llanelly. MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & SON have -L* received instructions to prepare for a SALE by AUCTION, to take place in the month of September next, the above Valuable Estate, comprising the whole of the Freehold Farms, Ground Rents, House Property, eto., situate in the above Parishes. For further particulars apply to Messrs. Tre- herne, Higgins and Co., Solicitors, 7, Bloomsbury Square, London, W.C.; William Griffiths, IJeq., Estate Offices, Llanelly; or to the Auctioneers at their Offices, Saint Mary Street, Carmarthen. EDWINSFORD, LLANDILO. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MESSRS. J. HOWIELL THOMAS & SON have -t. recteived instructions to SELL by AUC- TION at the above place on THURSDAY, Septem- ber 11th, 1913, the whole of the Valuable, Live Stock, Crops, Implements, etc., full particulars of which will appear in posters and next week's ad- vertisement. CARDIGANSHIRE & CARMARTHENSHIRE. Preliminary Announcement of a Sale of a Valuable Estate known as THE GLANYRAFON ESTATE MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & SON have received instructions to offer for SALE by AUCTION, in September next, the above Freehold Estate, viz. PARISHES OF LLANDISSILIO-GOGO AND LLANARTH, AND DISTRICT OF TALGARREG The Farms and Small Holdings, called Pontar- dules, Esgereinon, Ffynondewi, Llyndu, Rhydyr- wyn, Cwmbychan, Crugcoy, Penrheol, Pantswllt, Talgarreg, Cornmount, Eager, Glanyrynia and Graigisaf; Glanyrafon Arms Public-house and Lands; The "Plas" Residence and several Dwel- ling-houses, etc. PARISH OF LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH. The Farms of Cwmcreigiau-fach and Cefnmaea, etc. Full Particulars will duly appear, and in tho meantime all information may be obtained of the Auctioneers, at their Offices, Saint Mary Street, Carmarthen, or of r". B. Skeels, Esq., Solicitor, 1, Gresham Buildings. Basinghall Street, London, E.C. (1742 MESSRS. WILLIAM & WALTER JAMES, F.A.I.. will offer at the Llandilo Town Mart, MONDAY, AUGUST 25th, 1913, the follow- ing 14 PEDIGREE SHROPSHIRE RAMS, viz., 7 PUREBRED YEARLING SHROPSHIRE RAMS. 7 PURE-BRED SHROPSHIRE RAM LAMBS. ALL OUT OF PRIZE-WINNING FLOCKS. (1827 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF LLANDEFEILOG AND ST. ISHMAEL. TO be offered for SALE by AUCTION at an early date the outlying portions of THE ISCOED ESTATE comprising 250 acres, or thereabouts, situate in the above Parishes and close to the Village of Ferryside. Full particulars will duly appear. LLOYD & THOMAS, Auctioneers, 1745) Carmarthen- Sales bs Huctton. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF PENCARREG & LLANSAWEL. JOHN FRANCIS & SON will offer for SALE by PUBLIO AUCTION on FRIDAY, 12th September, 1913, at Lampeter, the following out lying portions of the EDWINSFORD ESTATE comprising about 850 acres Parish 'Farm Acreage. A, R. P. Pencarreg. Maestile. 191 2 12 Tredomen 97 0 34 Gwarcoed 133 3 36 M Khydyfallen-fach 30 2 3 Allotments on Pencarreg 103 3 9 Mountain Llansavvel Pengelli 178 1 31 Penrhiw 58 2 19 Llwynblyfyn 41 1 22 Further Partculars may be obtained of the Auc- tioneers; D. W. Drummond, Esq., Cawdor Estate Office; or of Messrs. Morgan Griffiths, Son and Prosser, Solicitors, all of Carmarthen. (1806 CARMARTHENSHIRE. JOliN FRANCIS & SON will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION on TUESDAY, 2nd September, IS^.3, the following Freehold Property:— following Freehold Property:— LLANBOIDY & LLANWINNIO PARISHES. Farms. Tenant. Trebleddiau T. G. Hughes Monksmill Mrs. Picton Glandwr Lewis Davies Troedyrhiw G. Thomas Penrallt Cottage D. Thomas Smith Forge Yy. Davies ST. CLEARS PARISH. Woolstone John Jones Danygors John Husband Cottages Fields. Particulars, plans and conditions of sale may be obtained of the Auctioneers, The Mount, Carmar- then. PANTROTTY, CONWIL EL VET. THIS Important Clear-out Sale of Stock, Crop, etc., will take place on WEDNESDAY, Ootober 8th, 1913. T. L. HARRIES, 1829) Auctioneer. REGISTER! REGISTER! OCCUPIERS AND LODGERS MUST CLAIM NOW. As the time for registering parliamentary and other votes expires on the 20th August, it is highly important that persons entitled to be on the regis- ter, either as. occupier or old lodger, should see that their names are posted up in the Overseers' lists of the parish published in the parish ohurch on Sunday next and subsequent days. If they are not, Unionists are requested to communicate im- mediately with the following agents:—Carmarthen Boroughs, Mr. W. G. Woolley, Conservative Offices, Llanelly, or Mr. F. G. Humphreys, Conser- vative Club Lammas-street, Carmarthen; Cardigan- shire, Mr. A. G. Harries, Conservative Offioes, Lampeter; East Carmarthenshire, Mr. T. F. James, Central Unionist Office, Rhosmaetn-street, Llandilo; and West Carmarthenshire, Mr. H. J. Stokes, Unionist Association, 8, King-street, Car. marthen. Now is the time to olaim lodger tvotes, and persons entitled to be placed on the list a8 lodgers should communicate at once with either of the above Agents. Remember there is no time like the present so if you happen to be omitted from the list, or have a claim, write AT ONCE. Wtf" From a HEALTH ——— point of view ELECTRICITY FOR LICHTINC At the usual rates is CHEAPER THAN GAS supplied —FREE — The man whose house is lighted by gas gets more than light for his money. He gets also a deposit of soot on his ceiling and a deposit of black on his lungs. The white- washer may deal with the ceiling, but the lungs are inaccessible. Install Electric Light WHICH IS Perfectly Pure. It will be the Manager's pleasure to give all possible information FREE OF COST on application to or at the ELECTRICITY WORKS, CARMARr THEN.
:Eirtbs- fÐarriages- IDeatbs BIRTHS. DAVIES.-August 7th, at Dinorwio House, The Quay, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr. P. G. Davies, of a son. EDWARDS.—August llth, at Glen Alva, Temple Gardens, Carmarthen, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward gdwards, a sono DEATH. PHILLIPS.—August 11th, at the residence of her son-in-law (Mr. Williams Harries, mason), Maga- zine-row, Carmarthen, Mary, the wife of Mr. Thomas Phillips, Union-street, Carmarthen, aged 81 years.
Last week the "Onlooker and Throne" published some extremely good photographs of salmon fish- ing by the seine net fishermen off Ferryside. The explanation of the pictures states that they were taken on the river Tawe in Carmarthenshire, but from one glance at the pictures themselves it is obvious that the Towy is meant. The inspector had become out of patienoe with the senior class in a country school the other day. So he came down from abstract to the tangible and the tasty. Said he, "I out a cake into five equal parts; I give John a fifth, James a fifth,, Tom a fth, Edward a fifth ,and I eat the other fifth, what is then left?" After a long pause a hand went up. "Well, speak out," said the inspector. "The plate, sir," was the answer. A fine specimen of a ger-falcon was caught near Talog the other day, and is being exhibited in the window of Mr. Jeffreys, Carmarthen. The bird had pounced, on a farmyard fowl, and the owner of the latter hearing the noise pounced upon the handsome marauders In the struggle the falcon was injured and eventually died. It is deplorable that such a rare specimen should have been 'destroyed, but the man, at any rate, must be credited with acting in self defence only. Among several Pembrokeshire gentlemen attend- in,? an important social gathering in London the other day was one wearing the uniform of the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry which on some portion of It bears the word "Fishguard," in commemora- tion of the futile French invasion of the county over a century ago. The word evidently caught the eye of the Prime Minister who was also present at the function. Taking aside a gentleman whom he had observed talking a few minutes previously to the uniformed one, Mr. Asquith asked him: "VAo is your robust friend who advertises the Fishguard route on his uniform?" At the Abergavenny Eisteddfod, Miss Eilir Evans was the only lady adjudicator in the literary sec- tion. Together with Mrs. Tom Ellis and others, she reoeived a Gorsedd degree under the name of "Merch Eilir." Shoni (to Dai)—"Did you read about that colli- sion the suffragettes tried to make yesterday?" Dai—"Why, man, you do not mean collision. You mean explosion, don't you?" Shoni—"Don't they mean the same? What is the difference?" Dai—"Why, man, there is all this difference. You are in a collision, and there you are in bits; I and you are in an explosion and wher are you man?" At one of our numerous local kitohen-chair e's- teddfodau the other day the conductor was on the everliving theme of Adam talking Welsh, bue he inflamed one of the audience by calling him "Adam Jones.' This irate man interrupted him saying, "He was not Adam Davies, he was Adam Jones." The conductor was an old hand, and he replied, "Quite right, my friend. Adam was Adam Davies until he was at tho garden gate; and then the angpl told him that he had no right to that honoured name any longer. Thenceforth he was to be Adam Jones. Even before these latter days of the suffragettes when all things are possible, the conductors of the National Eisteddfod were asked some awkward (questions occasionally. No one was readier to answer such questions than the late Gurnos. When Mabon was absent from an eisteddfod platform on account of his action against his fellow-soldier Brace, someone shouted, "Where is Mabon Gurnos immediately answered, "Mae e wedi myn'd i Gaerdydd i edrych am bres." To the Welsh people the similar sound of the name of Brace, now M.P., and of the JVord "bres" (brass), one of the common terms for money, was a very telling joke. Mr. R. T. Davies, of Fulferton, California, is an old subscriber to the JOURNAL, and a native of this 3istrict, to whom we have referred on various occasions and who is a very successful business man. In renewing his annual subscription to the JOURNAL he writes:—"I could not get on without the news from Carmarthen, although I left that vioinity nearly 20 years ago. Still I feel that I am keeping in touch with everybody I knew by reading the JOURNAL and with your politioal situa- tion as well as market conditions which is an im- portant factor with us Americans in almost evory line of business." It is curious to find how near together the homes of the crowned and chaired bards are in the lower part of Cardiganshire. The miles between them can hardly form a plural number. For many years the bardic chair of first rank have, we believe, been sour grapes to the Cardies. Daniel Ddu took premier honours at the Carmardden Eisteddfod nearly a century ago, where he armed old Iolo Morganwg. Some fifty years ago Jones, Rhyd- lewis, with his assistant and pupil, Rhys Dyfed, and other minor bards, were at times a merry com- pany round the first-named s table. Glan Cunllo, frail from childhood, probably came near the chair, but never reached it. Cynddylan, then a 'glaslanc,' did not take his failure at the Aberys- twyth Eisteddfod quietly. The writer remembers him in the "Baner" correspondence defending the line "A chwardd fel oythraul ar y gwlaw" from his "awdl," saying that rain would bring a smile in the arid county of the oythrauL The following letter appeared recently in the "Hampshire Chronicle" :— MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S VISIT TO WINCHESTER. To the Editor of the "Hampshire Chronicle." Sir—I noticed a paragraph in your on Saturday last in which you state that Mr. Lloyd Clicrge and party paid a visit to Winch s'ler n previous Sunday, and had lunch and tea at the George Hotel. This is not quite correct. The Chancellor of the Exchequer and his party of ladies certainly did honour the George with a visit, the ladies going upstairs to tidy up, and after sending the chauffeur to change a sovereign they drove off in their motor to lunch on the downs, without thinking it necessary to pay for the accommodation or giving a tip to either of the servants. They certainly said they might be baok to tea, but the staff said "wait and see." Needless to say, they did not return.—Yours, &c., T. PETTIT. The George Hotel, Winchester, July 21. "LI.-y-M." writes:—"Moored Memories." Mr. Henry Howell, J.P., has charmingly recorded the gradually fading memories of some "Dear, dead customs." As one that loves the Sacraments and the feasts of the Church, by means of which we realise the Communion of Saints, I fervently be- lieve that it would enlighten many with celestal light, should Mr. Howell, or someone else, trace and describe the and mystic uses of "Mari Lwyd," of which Mr. Howell writes with such ten- der memories. "Mari Lwyd" was at one time one of the most sacred feasts of the Ancient Church of Wales, abused and trampled upon by the satanio religion of the sects. Many myself look for- ward with great anticipation to the "Moored Memories" of the Rev. Robert Lewis, the Penbryn hero of the "Tithe War," described lately by Mr. D. L. Evans in a masterly and most impartial style. Really the JOURNAL has become the most lively and interesting paper in the Principality. Curious and hungry souls, saints and sinners everywhere im- patiently wait for the JOURNAL every week, and not in vain. Discussing the latest annual Consular report from New York, "Monthly Notes on Tariff Reform" re- marks that it "lays stress upon the fact that 'the United States is ceasing to be a food-exporting country and is rapidly becoming a large importer of foodstuffs.' The United States is no longer in a position to feed its own population, and therefore its power to feed the world has passed away from it. This is a natural consequence of the rapid in- crease in population, the migration from the country to the towns, and the development of America as a manufacturing nation. Similar changes have taken place in our country. But the closing of America as a source of food supply conveys a serious warning to us. Whither are we to turn for the meat and wheat which hitherto we have been importing in large quantities from the States? They can be got only from South America and our own Dominions. Already the American Meat Trusts are obtaining control of the Argen- tine supply, so that, if we would not have the price of meat dictated by an American ring, we must encourage stock-raising and wheat production in the British Dominions. The obvious and most effective way in which to do so is to give a prefer- ence to Colonial meat and wheat in our market by putting small duties on the products of foreign countries. It is clear that the effect of such duties would be, not to raise prices, but to ensure a large and steady supply of cheap food. Such duties found a place in Mr. Chamberlain's original sketch plan, and have always been an essential part of the full policy of Tariff Reform. Without such duties. it is becoming more evident every day, we cannot develop the resources of the Empire to their fullest extent, and we cannot secure cheap food for our people. It is the duty, therefore, if every Tariff Reformer to work earnestly and en- thusiastically for the full and complete policy to which his party are pledged." The fact is that Ministers claim one law fo1! themselves and lay down a very different law foe their subordinates And yet what did Mr. Lloyd George say in 1900? Unless these rules are observed by and enforced against officers of State in high places you cannot possibly enforce them against subordinate officials. That is one of the principal points I propose to make. When once these rules are broken by any person in high position it leads to the complete demoralisation of the whole civil service. It is setting a dangerous preoendent. Out of his own mouth he stands condemned. And because we protest against this we are called hungry humbugs and malignant persecutors! And now to console him for our cruelty and for his sufferings, his friends hold a carouse in his honour at the National Liberal Club. What is it that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been feasted and toasted for ? It can hardly be for what he has done—I suppose it must be because he has not been guilty of actual corruption. Has it come to this that Ministers are to be feasted and applauded because they have only given a "dangerous prece- dent,' one calculated to lead to the "demoralisa- tion of the civil service," and have managed to refrain from corruption itself? I know what their answer is, that the meeting was a protest against the foul campaign of calumny on the part of the Tory Press. May I remind you that the charge of actual corruption was never made in the Tory Press at all? It was made by Socialist and inde- pendent Radioal journalists, and could have been instantly disproved in the Law Courts .f Ministers had at that time cared to face the unpleasant necessity of disclosing the transactions in which they had participated. The only thing any Tory journals suggested was improper speculation in con- j nection with the Marconi gamble. And that has been proved, not indeed in the precise form in which it was suggested, but in a form essentially just as improper, and just as dangerous as a prece- dent.—(Mr. L. S. Amery in "The National Re- view"). ■■ The result of treating a married woman's income as her husband's for purposes of taxation in defi- ance of the Property Act, which expressly states that Jf is the woman's own possession, has not only been to make the Treasury the laughing stook of Europe and America—which were a small matter— but has the effect, dangerous for the whole com- | munity, of penalising and discouraging tne mar- riage of the class we as a nation most require. It has, moreover, still another result, one of which the Treasury are probably totally unaware, but which is serious for them, for it touches their pockets. This result is the cause of "muoh loss to the Exchequer," because men and women, goaded by the blind injustice of our Treasury, are invest- ing abroad in such a manner as to avoid entirely ALL income-tax payments. It would probably astonish the Treasury Bench if they could be present at meetings of women's suffrage societies and hear the women in numbers passing on to each other the exact information how this is to be done. The Treasury is outwitted of far more than they would lose by making a decent fair law which recognised the property of a married woman as belonging to her, and which assessed her and her husband as separate individuals in as fair a manner as if they were unmarried. Then, too, the number cf women who defy the law and who refuse to make returns at all, and are a total loss to the Exchequer, is an already important and an increas- ing retribution for the injustice done to wives. until married women are treated by the income-tax officials as distinct individuals, and a man or a woman with a small income is allowed entire re- bate, as much after his or her marriage, even to a rich spouse, as before it, the Exchequer will lose an increasing amount from all kinds of women who are loyal to each other, and from men who do not choose to be taxed for the privilege of being hus- j hands. If the Exohequer must tax a special sec- tion of the community, let it be the bachelors and 1 the wealthy spinsters, or those who live in sinful 1 unions, and not those who are fine enough to take 1 upon them the burdens and responsibility of mar- j riage.—(Marie C. Stopes, D.Sc., Ph.D., in the 1 "English Review" for August). THROUGH THE SWINGING DOOR. 1st Vo'ce—Hanging fire? Yes, it is indeed, but the result will be just the same in the end. 2nd Voice—You seem to be pretty sure of your prophecy all the time. For myself I don't believe it. 1st Voice—You can take it from me—J. W. is the man. 2nd Voice—J. W.!—WHAT J. W.? 1st Voice—WHAT J. W. Why, there is only one J W. in the county surely? 2nd Voice—Well, there is more than one, if it comes to that. 1st Voice—There is not, and don't make any mis- take about it. 2nd Voice—I'm afraid I don't follow you. Let's begin again. You are talking, of course, about the appointment of (door closes) 1st Voice—Well, yes, if you like; and no, if you like. 2nd Voice—I suppose I'm slow in the uptake, but I'm hanged if I can see it. 1st Voice—Clear as daylight for those who will open their eyes and watch. Man alive, can't you see that if J. W. 2nd Voice—Great Scott! That beats all. If he (door closes on loud laughter and the pop of a cork).
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL It is with sincere regret that we have to announce the death of Miss Saith Viola Alswen (Pansy) Pryse-Rice, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pryse- Rice, Llwynybrain. The deceased young lady was taken ill on Thursday in Tast week, and on Friday underwent an operation. She passed away on Monday night, the 11th inst. funeral will take place to-day (Friday) at Llandingat Church.
APPOINTMENT.—Miss Ethel Davies, Woodcote, High street, Abergwili, daughter of the late Mr. Davies, head master of Abergwili National School, has been appointed head mistress at the Priory- street Infants' School. Miss Davies is at present at Llanegwad School, where she has been mistress for the last six years. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of the 5s. from St. Martin's Church, Laugharne, per'Miss S. Leach; 20s. from Mr. E. H. Morris, Brynmyrddin; periodicals from Mr. R. James, Nott-square; Mrs. Gwynne-Hughes, Glan- cothy; and Mr. W. S. G. Morris, Ystradwralit; flowers from Mrs. Lewis, Priory-street, and the Rev.. —. Richards, Presbyterian. j51 1.s. from Miss Buckley and the Carmarthen Ladies; Choir. A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE.—The ever open window is not without its drawbacks, as a lady down Whit- land way discovered the other night. She waS- sleeping the sleep of the just, when something brushed against her face. Waking up in alarm and striking a light, she beheld three bats fluttering about the room and occasionally knocking down ornaments in their blundering progress. Her screams brought assistance, the bats were hurried into outer darkness and peace once more settled on the household. A MEAN ACTION.—A pretty mean theft has been enacted in Parcmain-street, during last week. A man was given lodgings in a certain house, when' during the landlady's absence for a few minutes he managed to secure a sum of money and left pre- sumably to return soon. Immediately the theft was difcovered Sergeant Jones was informed and he immediately instituted enquiries. Furnished with a fair clescripton, Head Constable Mayall soon had all the available men scattered in various directions. himself setting the splendid example and visiting a large number of "pubs." We are sorry to relate that the prompt action of the police has not borne any fruit so far, but we still hope to see the alleged thief receive the punishment he so richly deserves. 1 A