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¡ FOOTBALL IN INDIA. I More League Matches Amongst the Brecknocks. And a New Cup Competition. Sport" writes from Mbow, Central India, on behalf of the 1st Brecknocks Sports IDb, under date January 22nd, as follows:- The draw for the 1st Round of the Gymkhana r Cup Competition took place on Monday last, I and resulted as follows:- "F" Coy. Brecknocks v "C" Coy Breok. nocks. r A Coy Brecknocks v 1st Devon Battery ¡ B.F.A. m U G n Coy Brecknocks v Remount Training f Depot. Divisional Staff and E, B, H, and D Com- panies Breoknocks, byes. [ One of the raleB of the competition reads r that teams are to consist of N.C.O.'s and men of the Companies as they stood on leaving I* England. The date of commencing will be Notified later. Capt H Wade-Evans is the £ on. secretary, and Sergt-Major C Green has [ been asked to take on the duties of referee. Regimental Football League. BRYNMAWR CO. v. CEFN COED CO. J This match was played on the Soldiers' Gfrytokana Ground on Monday, January 17th. Teams Cefn Coed-Goal I Cooke; backs, Bettertoa and J Powell; halves, Price, 0 C Davies and Sitamonds forwards, D M Thomas, Morgan, Gottrell, Lydford, and W Powell. Brynmawr Goal, Parry; backs, E E ^illiams and Hankins; halves, E Prosser, ^vans, and A Prosser; forwards. Edwards, Thomas, Aldridge, Llewelyn, and Fowler. Referee, Sergt Major C Green. Lock has turned at last for the Cefn Co, 0 and their star was certainly in the ascesdant on this occasion. Sorry to relate Brynmawr's took was dead out. The game opened very evenly. Cooke was tested with a shot from Thomas, but cleared. The Cefn forwards opened up an attack, bat Williams and Jenkins were very safe. The game had been running Botne thirty-eight minutes when D M Thomas Bent in a centre, and all Cottrell bad to do was to touch it in. I think if Parry bad exerted himself, be could have saved. Just before half-time the same player sent in a ground Ibot which also found the net. Aldridge bad Very bard luck in not scoring the toalie fumbled the ball, but recovered in the nick of time and cleared. Half-time—Cefn Co. 2 goals; Brynmawr nil. The second half was not so fast as the first. Early on Llewelyn bad the misfortune to S6e his shot go just a little wide. Shortly after- Wards Edwards robbted Aldridge of a certain Roal by getting off side. From a scramble a Aard out, Lydford netted the third goal. Another ran by Brynmawr came to naught through Fowler lying off side. D M Tbomas next got down on the right and swung in a Rood centre, and Evans handling in the area Th- to°k aD<* ma^e 00 m'8ta^e- MB,'8 0D'^ g00^ goal tbe match. p0A/- Vent°'e to remark that had the goalie the °Q8e" about, be could have saved four o'f CW^U. Shortly before the whistle went mat u 8o°fed the fifth and last goal of the °0| Cefn winning by 6 goals to 0. BUILTH CO. v. YSTRADGYNLAIS CO. Tn °n the Soldiers' G^mkana Ground on ^s?ay, January 18tb. Teams:— and NO1—Goal, O T EVBUB baoks, R Price Lee* halves, Davies, T S Evans and T»;n! forwards, Steer, H Davies, J L J y 'aiDs, H Jones, and Main." •J-.J 8tradgynlais — Goal, A DavieB; baoks, ^ler and Maeon halves, Farmer, Taylor, Lewis forwards, Moohan, James, I Bevao, ltlhtcliffe, and Edwards. Referee-Sergt Major C Green. Taylor won the toss and decided to play with h]B back to the sun. J L J Williams kicked and early on there was a pass between j^aviea and Main and back to the former, who cored with a high shot. The game was very &8t, the ball travelling from goal to goal with great rapidity. There was no further score in this half. Ystradgynlais missed several obanoes when well placed. Half-time—Builth Co. 1 goal, Yatradgynlais Cu. O. •The second h|lf opened with YstradgynlaiB P'essing, and the attack «A kept up for some l0Qe> R Price and Smith getting in a tremend- °8 amount of work. James only a couple of y *ds away from goal, and when well plaoed, mir>86<* kick' Pattiog wide of the post. A J.0** of two from time Miller and Mason in a°8 to °*8ftr» the ball went to Steer, who pot P'pss shot between the backs, completely hek^IVlQ3 the goalie, who thought it was going nind. Full-time score—Builth Co. 2 goals, YstradgynlaiB Co. nil. BRYNMAWR CO. v. YSTRADGYNLAISCO. This return league match was played on the Soldiers' Gymkhana Ground, on Friday, Jan. 21st. Teams Ystradgynlais Goal, A Davies backs, Miller and James; halves, Farmer, Taylor and Jennings; forwards, Ratcliffe, Rees, Bevan, D W Davies and Hy Edwards. Brynmawr—Goal, Fowler baoks, Jenkins Williams (Butler) halves, E Prosser, D J Davies and A Prosser forwards, Edwards (Tweedle'um), Thomas, Aldridge, Llewellyn ana Bennet. Referee—Sergt-Major C Green. The previous match ended in a draw of no Roals. It was expected that Ystradgynlais Would improve their goal average on this occasion and it looked as though this wish was going to be fulfilled. Both teams have improved immensely sinoe the commencement of the season, and considering the numbers Who understand or participate in the Soccer galne in these companies, their performances Ire very creditable. Brynmawr are very nnfortunate in not being able to get hold of a fiafe goalie, otherwise tbeir team is cot at all a bad one they are full of grit and are firm believers in pegging away until the whistle Bounds. Aldridge makes a good skipper and Beeps his men well in hand. Ystradgynlais Co., coming from the Swansea Valley, knew keeps his men well in hand. Ystradgynlais Co., coming from the Swansea Valley, knew more of the game than their opponents, and when they came out brought some very I promising juniors in their ranks. A Davies, an old exponent of the Rugby code, makes an excellent goalie, very quick and fairly safe. Bevan is a good centre, but usually forgets he has Bome good wing men in Ratcliffe and Edwards. Taylor's hands are always pretty full in handling his eleven. He, himself, is quite a good hardworking half who never Beetos to tire. The first half was hotiy con- tested, both goals having very narrow escapes. Bevan got in a run and easily beat Fowler, who seetaed afraid to handle. The same player receiving from Dixie, Davies scored another easy goal, a just before the interval Bevan registered the third goal, the ball I glancing off the goalie into the net. Half-time score-ystradgyniais Co. 3 goals, Brynmawr Co. 0. The second half was easily Brynmawr's. Tbey pressed continually, but Davies, playiDg a good game in goalfekept them out for some time. Bennet ewncp the ball well forward and Aldridge and Thomas raced for the leather, the latter getting to it before Davies | coold gather and clear. Another goal came K. shortly after in much th^same way as the H preceding one, the ball o&ing from tbe left
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DEATH OF CAPTAIN A. H. GARNONS. WILLIAMS, R.N. We regret to announce the death, which took place on Tuesday, the 8bh inst., at Oakbill House, Horsham, Sussex, of Capt. A. H. GarnonB- William 9, R N. Capt. Garnons Williams was 58 years of age and was the third son of the late Rev. Preb. Garnons-Williams, of Abercamlais, Breoon. He was edaoated at Sully and joined the "Britannia" in 1871, passing out in 1878. His first ship was the "Valorous," an old paddle frigate, from which he went to the "Hercules" in the Channel Fleet, remaining on this vessel till 1875, when he joined the "Research" in the Mediterranean. In this ship he served during the period of the Russo-Turkish War, and in January, 1878, the "Research," in I t company with the remainder of the Mediter- ranean Fleet, under Admiral Sir G. Pbipps Hornby (first president of the Navy League) entered the Dardanelles, afterwards returning to Besika Bay. A little later the Fleet again entered the Dardanelles, and Capt. Williams was sent to the "Swiftsare," and formed part of a landing party detailed to defend the Gallipoli lines. I After leaving tbe "SwiftBure" he went to the R.N. College, Greenwich, and then to the "Excellent," in order to qualify for lieutenant, and in 1880 he joined the "Fantome," and served in her on the North America and West* Indies Station for Bi years. He was then again appointed to the "Hercules," and from her he went to H.M.S. "Vernon" for a short course of torpedo instruction. At this time, viz., the latter part of 1883, the two gunboats "Victoria" and "Albert," and the torpedo boat "Obilders" were being built in England for tbe Victorian (Australian) Govern- ment, wbioh called for volunteers to take them out to Melbourne. Capt. Williams volunteered for the 65 ton torpedo boat, and in company with the present Admiral Jerram, took her from Portsmouth to Melbourne. The Chief Lecturer of the Navy League was engaged in the same service, and went out to Australia in' the "Victoria," which was detailed to tow the "Cbilders" from Suakin to Melbourne. The whole flotilla had been ordered by the Melbourne authorities to place their services at the disposal of Admiral Hewitt during the operations in the Soudan. Capt. Williams and Lieut. Knox returned to England via the United States, arriving home in the autumn of 1884. His next ship was the "Tamar," in which he went to Australia, and there joined the "Diamond." Daring this ship's commission Capt. Williams was appointed by the Commander-in-Chief on the station to become a member of the first Naval Commission, composed of British and French naval officers, charged with the duty of maintaining order and of protecting the lives and property of British subjects and French citizens in the New Hebrides, and he also acted as assessor to the High Court of His British Majesty's High Com- missioner for the Western Pacific daring the troubles in the Tonga Islands in 1887. In May 1889. Captain Williams joined the "Daphne" as first lieuten- ant, and served in her on the Pacific Station till 1892. Frequent visits were paid to the ports of Chile and Peru during the time of the revolution in the former country. Parties of seamen from the British and German squadrons were landed to guard the European positions of the city of Valparaiso, and Capt. Williams commanded the contingent from the "Daphne." In the summer of 1892 be was employed in Bebring Sea during the time of the settlement of the dispute in the matter of sealing between ourselves and the United States. In October 1892, he returned to Eoglefnd by the Canadian Pacific Railway, in obarge of tbe paid off orewa of the "Daphne," "Hyacinth," and "Nymph," and received the thanks of the Admiralty. Capt. Williams joined the "Camperdown" as first lieutenant in January, 1893, serving in that Bbip in the Mediterranean for over three years, and was in her on June 22nd of that year when the unfortunate collision with the "Victoria" took plaoe off Beirut, the "Camper. down" being badly damaeed, and the "Victoria" sunk with the loss of over 300 officers and men. In October,1896, Capt. Williams was appointed to the "Pembroke," as Commander of the Fleet Reserve at Chatham, and served in her till March, 1899, when he was appointed com- mander of the "Warspite" flagship on the Paoifio Station, and proceeded in her through /the Straits of Magellan to Esqaimalt. In 1902 be retired from the Navy, and took command of the training ship "Cornwall," at Purfleet. On leaving that ship, twelve months later, be received the thanks of the Home Secretary for the "efficient manner in which, in the face of considerable difficulty, you have performed the d otiesattaobing to your position." In August, 1904, Capt. Williams was seleoted to oommand the Lancashire Navy League Sea Training Home at Lisoard, which establishment was still in its infancy. The manner in wbioh this splendid school developed and prospered under his able guidance is well known. On relinquishing this command in Auguet, 1912, he underto,-ii duties for the Navy League up to March, 1914. The fuBeral service took place at St. Mam's Church, Horsham, and the interment at the Hill Cemetery on Saturday last. The officiat- ing clergy were the Rev. A. Garnons Williams, the Rev. Salmon and the Vicar of the Parish. Those present included' Mr A. H. Garnons Williams, Mrs Mortimer Drummoud, Miss M. E. Garnons Williams, Mr G. Garnons Williams, Fleet Surgeon P. Garnons Williams, R.N., Mr Harold Garnons Williams, Captain Wooledge, R.E., Miss Herbert Williams, Mr Cecil Ward, Mrs G. Deborough Ward, Mr Robert Ward, Miss Ward, Mr G. G. Treberne, Captain and Mrs ffolliot Powell, R.N., &o. Lieut. A. A. C. Garnons Williams, son of the deceased officer, was unable to attend as he is serving with his regiment in Flanders. Flowers and wreaths were sent by Mrs A. H. Garnons Williams, Lieut. A. A. C. Garnons Williams, S.W.B., Miss Lettice Garnons Williams, Capt. and Mrs Mortimer Drummond and Miss Effie Drummond, Fleet Surgeon and Mrs P. Garnons Williams, R.N., sisters and brothers- ijo- la W in British Columbia, Rev. A. and Mrs Garnons Williams and family, Mrs Garnons Williams and daughters, Mr and Mrs G. Garnons Williams, Mr and Mrs Ward, British Columbia (parents-in-law), Mr and Mrs Cecil Ward, Miss Garnons Williams and Miss Wilson, Capt. J. P. G. Wooledge, R.E., Miss Herbert Williams, Miss Crojier, Capt. and Mrs ffolliott Powell, R.N., Mrs McLeod Gordon and Miss James, Miss Elyard, Mr R. and the Misses Ward, Capt. and Mrs Norman Oarterr R.N., Mr G. Deboroufch Ward and children, > Mfcs Brander, Mrs Hogbton, Mrs and Miss Uort, Miss F. Tuke.
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A LLANWJtTYDWELLS COFFIN. Singular Case at Builth County Court. At Builth Welli Coonty Coort, on Thursday last, before His Honour Judge William Evans, a singular case in regard to the making of a coffin for a man who died at Llanwrtyd Weils was tried. Samuel Williams, Nant Y Rbop, Llanwrtyd Wells, carpenUr sued Fred Mortimer, Llanwrtyd Hoose, Garnabt, Amman Valley, for 46 7s. 6d cost of coffin supplied for the body of Percy Mortimer, defendant's brother. Plaintiff was represented by Mr Rhys Price (Llandovery) and Mr W. Martin Knoyle (Garnant) appeared tor defendant. Plaintiff stated that on the 22ud of April last Percy Mortimer, a brother of defendant, died at Llanwrtyd Wells and be was aeked by Dr. Tarbett to make a coffin the doctor stating I that if the relatives of deceased would not defray the cost of the coffin a public subscrip. tion would be made, towards which he (Dr. Tarbett) was prepared to giveA2. On April 24tb defendant in company wit/n a sister (Mirs Morris) called on witness and told him to prooeed with the coffin, that they were very glad that he bad taken the matter in band, and, that they would pay. Ha made out a bill and gave to them and defendant said that be would send bis sister up to Llanwrcyd to settle with bim. Defendant lived in hia own hoose at Garoant and also bad a shop of his own. C'roea examined As defendant promised to pay for the coffin no collection was raade. Defendant stated that when he arrived at Llanwrtyd Wells the coffin was nearly com- pleted. He asked plaintiff who ordered it and the reply was that "tbe dootor ordered it." Witness's brother bad been staying at the Aakomel Hotel, Llanwrtyd Wells, and after- wards at a house in the town-liviog on the National Insurance money. Witness was pre- pared to pay bis share for the coffin, bat it was not fair tbat be should pay tbe whole amount. Cross-examined: He never gave hia brother- in-law authority to sanction the* payment of money out of the club to meet other expenses. I Hiti Hoooar What has bheii done with the money from the olub, Mr Price Bftid the money bad been used to defray expenses incurred by deceased during bis illness. His Honour remarked that there was noth- ing wrong if the money bad been devoted in that way. His Honour gave judgement for plnintiff -for 5/- per month, remarking that if defendant's brothers und sisters bad anything in them they would help him to pay.
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Sulphate of Ammonia,. Lord Selborne (president of the Board of Aaricultore) desires to call the attention of farmers to the fact that th decision to suspend the issue of licences for tbe export of sulphate of ammonia was based on the usaanaptioo that the home demand for this fertiliser would be substantially increased. Unless therefore farmerB at ODce increase their demand, the result will be thtt stocks will accamolate. and the output will be curtailed. In view of the importance of using every effort to stimulate the production of maximum crops dnripg the war, in the interests both of agricolture and of the nation genu Hy, Lord St lborue appeals to farmers to avail then-;selves without delay of the preseiio opportunity to procure supplies of sulphate of ammonia for spring use. Leaflets dealing with tbe use sof sulphate of ammonia may be obtained free of charge on application to the Secretary, Board oi Agriculture and Fisheries, 8. Whitehall Plaoe, Luudou, S.W.
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Breoon Police Court. MONDAY-before the Mayor (Mr G. T. Jones), Messrs James Morgan, E. A. Weight and C. J. E. Large. THE LIGHT THAT WOULD NOT FAIL. Thomas Williams, 4, Ffrwdgrecb road, Brecon, pleaded goilty to a charge broogbt by Head Water Bailiff John Brace, of being in pobBta&iou of a light and gaff for the purpose of taking salmon. Mr H. F. W. Harries, Brecon, prosecuted on behalf of the Usk Board of Conservators. Wm. Samuel, keeper under the Uk Board of Conservators, said that about 2 a.m. on Jan. 25th, near the Cricket Field, be saw the defen- dant in the river with a lantern, and watched him bunt the water for some time. Defendant approached to within three or four yards of witness, and then "mumbled" to himself and pushed the lantern into the watar behind his back. Only one of its two lights was extin- guished however, and the lantern sailed down stream with tbe other burning. Defendant made off to the other side of tbe river, bnt on witness calling to him to Come out and raying he knew him, Williams came to him and plaoed the gaff by his feet. Witness remarked that defendant was very foolish to come there 11 right under his house. Defendant admitted 1\ that be was foolish and added "bat what you will do when you get drank I" Defendant had told witness be meaat to come there, but witness had regarded tbe statement as more or less chaff, though be adored WilliawF4 he would be caught if be did come. Later, search- ing the river in oompany with Water Bailiff Steele, witness found a lantern. Head Water Bailiff Brace proved two previous convictions under the Fishery Act, one in 1903 and the other in 1906. Mr Harries added that there were several other convictions, but none sinoe 1906. The Bench bad no option but to fine the defendant tbe full penalty of 45. The Mayor said defendant would be fined JE6 The Bench thought it was a pity be had not kept away, seeing that be had not appeared before them for nine years. A YOUNG OFFENDER. Walter Cliff, 16 years of age, Struct, Breoon, who did not appear, was summoned for doing wilful damage to a hedge, the property of Mr G. W. Cobb. Frederick Sfcubb9, the gardener at Nytbfa, said that on the 3rd inst. be saw defendant outside the private door leading from the gardens, catting the' live wood in the hedge with tbe axe produced. Defendant first spoke and said "It is all right, Mr Stubbs." Witness replied "I don't think it is all right, I have cautioned yon dozena of times and you have taken no notice. You most come down to tbe office with me to see Mr Ross." Defendant tbeu threw tbe axe down and started to run. Witness caught him and defendant lay down. Witness declined the office of carrier and told defendant be would report the case. Damage was done to the extent of 2/. Witness added that defendant was not the only boy who cut tbe hedge. If a fresh stake was placed in it one day it would be gone by the next morning. Mr A. L. Came Ross proved that the hedge belonged to Mr Cobb, and said damage bad continually been done to ic for years, and they wished to po a stop to it. Sergt. Evans said defendant was a very troablesome boy and bis mother bad no control over him. Defendant was fined 7/6, the costs, and 2/- damage, and the Mayor said the Bench hoped this would be a warning to him and other boys or they would deal very much more severely with them.
YSTRADGYNLAIS COUNCIL Mr Dàvid Lewis (vice-chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of the Ystrad- gynlais Urban Council held last Thursday. A letter was read from Mr H. Elvin, genei al secretary of the Natiooal Union of Clerks complaining as to the salary paid Mr Cynlais Watkins, and it was decided to write to the Union to the effect that the Council were of opinion that they were paying a reasonable wage to Mr Watkins and that he did not come under the same category as colliery clerks. Dr. W. R. Jones, the South Breconshire coroner, wrote in reply to the Council's request for an apology for his statement at an inquest that their meetings reminded him of a "Bear garden" and other remarks. There was also a request that the Clerk's fee be paid for attending the inquest in con- nection with the "Ted y Bear" bridge fatality. Dr. Jones's reply simply stated that he had already written in regard to the fee and he had nothing further to say, A communication was read from the Ystradgynlais Lower Parish Council, concurring with the District Council as to the necessity of a footbridge across the river near Ainon chapel, but saying they could not see their way clear to erect it, as the 1 property on both sides did not come within their jurisdiction. It was decided to reply I that it was tbe duty of the Parish Council to I erect the bridge and that the District Council would render assistance in regard to acquiring the land. < 4
CONSTABLE BRUTALLY ASSAULTED. Ystradgynlais Men Sent to Gaol. At Y stradgynlais Police Court, on the 8th inst., Llewelyn Jenkins, Gorof and Richard Powell, Ystradgynlais, were charged with assaulting P.C. Davies, of Ystradgynlais. Mr W. Jones-Williams prosecuted for the police and Mr Glyn Morris (Messrs Viner, Leeder and Morris) defended. P.C. Davies said that on Saturday night he met the defendants and two other men, and spoke to them about their language. After he had gone some distance Jenkins returned and struck him, and they closed and fell to the ground. During the struggle Powell ran in and kicked witness in the side and struck him on the head, and witness was "knocked out" for a few seconds. When he recovered himself he drew his staff and be believed be struck Jenkins. Witness went on to say that he was kicked on the right knee, the nose and under the eye. Some of his teeth were also smashed.—Corroborative evidence was given by Inspector Williams and Charles George, College row, who said he saw Davies on the ground and the two defen- dants kicking him quite hard. On the advice of Mr Morris the two defendants pleaded guilty, and they were sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour.
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LLOYDS BANK LIMITED. The fifty-eighth ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of this bank was held at Birmingham on the Bad inst. The Cb»irm?.p (Mr R. V. Vaeear-Smitb), in moving the adoption of the report, said :-A year ago, at our annual meeting, I mentioned the financial precautions and the remedial measures taken to mret the difficulties created by the advent of the war. These proved of great value, and enabled as to Polve the con. stantly changing problems of 1915 witb com- parative ease and lessened anxiety. In regard to the remedial measures adopted in 1914, the amount of 800 miliions for bills discounted by tbe Bank of England for the relief of the aooepting booses has been reduced to about 50 millions tbe pre-moratoriam loans to the Stock Exchange have been to a large extent repaid many of the minimum prices have been removed the assistance given to the ex- porting booses has been satisfactory, and the mote general ase of currency notes has oon- tributed to tbe maintenance of the reserves of gold. After dealing with the various items in the balance sheet, the Chairman went on to say: The net profit for the year is shewn after the income tax has been deducted, the tax being clearly a charge against profits. Allowanoe should be made for this in comparing the amount this year with last year. You will notice that, with the £250,000 voted last year, the bank's investments will be written down by X660,000, and I may add that further provision has also been made in our contin- gency account. A few offices have been opened during the year, most of them necessary for military requirements. Last year I mentioned tbe number of our staff who bad joined the colours. This number is now maob larger. For national reasons, in common with nearly all the banks, we allowed all our remaining eligible staff to be attested under Lord Derby's scheme. Obviously a great strain is placed opon the permanent staff who remain, and it is fitting that we should recognise that this service is given moat will. ingly, and is deserving of our gratitude and praise. (Applause.) Up to tbe present time five of your directors and no less than 1,662 members of the staff have left the bank for military duty. The latter number shews that over 38 per cent of the total staff, of all ranks and ages, at the beginning of the war, and over 58 per cent of those who were eligible for active service have already gone. Others are aboot to go, and it will probably not be long before we can say that the bank is represented by the equivalent of two battalions; and they are making good soldiers too. Some 89 of the number have already made the supreme sacri- fice by giving their lives in their country's service, and some 86 have been wounded. One member of the staff has bad the great honour of receiving the French Military Medal and tbe English Distinguished Conduct Medal for carrying a wounded comrade out of action under heavy fire while badly wounded himself. Still another of our men has been awarded the Military Cross, four have been mentioned in despatches, including two directors, Capt George Lloyd and Capt Morcom, one bas been specially commended by his commanding officer, and one has received the medal of the Royal Humane Society, We are continuing to give to those who are away the difference between their service pay and their salaries, making special allowances to many who take commissions. (Applause.) From the commencement of the war we have had to carry on our business witboafc guidance from the experience of the past,with many of our financial theories broken down, and have been meeting, with what judgment we had, the daily changing course of events. But I think l may claim, on behalf of the general banking community, that we have managed not to lessen the stability of our banks. Questions affecting the financial, commercial and economic position of this empire after the war are receiving serious attention. We want cot only to maintain our present financial superiority,but largely to extend our commerce, at the same time wresting—what should have belonged to uB-the business carried on by our enemies. The Chairman then moved the adoption of the report and the declaration of a dividend for the half year ended the 81st December last of 14s 6d per share, being at the rate of 1St per cent per annum on the paid-up capital of the company, payable on and after the 8th February, less income tax. Mr J W Beaumont Pease (deputy-obairman), in seoonding, remarked that the modern joint stock bank gave greater facilities than the smaller banks which they bad absorbed could have given. Since the present war commenced there bad not been a single bank failure in this country, with the exception of. one quite small bank, and it bad been insolvent for years before the war. Referring to the state. ment that banks ought to be more venture- some, Mr Pease said a point of comparison drawn between English, and German banks, to the disadvantage of the former, was that German banks were much more ready to identify themselves with German commercial enterprises. In considering this criticism it was necessary in the first plaoe to decide what was the pre-eminent and paramount duty of a bank. To his mind it was to safeguard the interests of the credit customer—the man who entrusted bis money to the bank-on the con- dition that he should have no difficulty in obtaining it back when he wanted it. He had no hesitation in saying that unless share- holders' interests and those of every other class were subordinated to the interests of the depositors their bank was being run on un- sound lines. He could not help thinking that danger and barm rather than good was likely to accrue to the trade of the country as a whole if banks became identified with parti- oular companies or enterprises. The report was unanimously adopted, and at a subsequent extraordinary meeting a reso- lution was passed sanctioning an increase in the directorship from 20 to 24.
Mrs Silyn Roberts, B.A., of Barry, has been appointed by the Board of Trade organiser of female labour for farms in Wales. Mrs Roberts speaks the two languages and has been a lecturer on education at Aberystwyth University. She has also studied the Danish system of agriculture on the spot.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY the X SEVERAL STACKS of Well-harvested HAY, of the growth of 1913, 1914, and 1915 respectively, standing at the undermentioned Stations on the Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also undermentioned, viz.:— „ r :,J$j 'Estimated Stations. Weight Tons. Penmaenpool 3 Pensarn 3j Portmadoc 4 1913 5J 1914 Criccieth 1913 5t 1914 4 7 Estimated Stations. W eight Tons. Criocieth 1915 9i Afonwen 1915 4 1914 4 Abererch 1913 71 1915 3; I For further particulars, and to treat, apply to. THE SECRETARY, Cambrian Railways Co., Oswestry. Oswestry, February, 1916. < I
and Aldridge scoring from a mix up in the goal month. Final score-Yatradgynlais Co. 8 goals, Brynmawr Co. 2 goals. LEAGUE TABLE. Matches Goals Teams. Played. Won, Drn. Lost. for. Agst. Pts 3 & 4 Platoons Talgarth 11 11 0 0 52 5 22 9 & 10 Platoous Builth WellB 11 9 1 1 29 11 19 15 & 16 Platoons YstradgyulaiR 12 6 2 4 24 21 14 11 & 12 Platoons Ccfn-coed 12 5 1 6 27 25 11 1 & 2 Platoons Breoon 8 3 2 3 15 14 8 13 & 14 Platoons Brynmawr .i. 12 1 2 9 14 48 4 7 & 8 Platoons Hay 7 1 1 5 5 20 8 5 and 6 Platoons Crickhowell 9 0 1 8 5 27 1 »