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CONTENTS OF INNER PAGES.

THE COMING SESSION,

NOTES BY THE WAY.

YEOMANRY AND VOLUNTEER NOTES.

ABERYSTWYTH.

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ABERYSTWYTH. Messrs M H Davis. & Sons, Aberystwith, are now exhibiting at their London export office, 11, Qneen Victoria street, a bullet proof steel plate. It has been tested by Lee-Metford rifles, fired at the plate at a distance of only ten yards. It is perfectly bullet proof. The above firm can supply the steel in small pieces to be carried in pockets or made in plates which will be a perfect pro- tection for our troops in South Africa when charging the enemy in their trenches, or when out sniping at their forces, [Advt. TO-DAY'S TEAM.—The following players will re- present the Town in their match with the College to-day. Goal, W LI Davies; backs, C Parry andG Evans; half-backs, W Jones, J H Edwards, and D M Evans; forwards, Sparrow, Whelan, Marshall, Barson, and 0 James. MESSRS WHEATLEY AND SONS.— During the alterations which are to be carried out at Messrs Wheatley's Music Warehouse in Terrace road, the business of the firm will be carried on as usual at the old Assembly Rooms. Great reductions in the price of goods is announced. OBITUAKY.—The funeral took place on Wednes- day afternoon of the late Mr James Meredith, Enfield House, Brynymor Terrrce. Mr Meredith died on Sunday at the age of 58. The funeral was largely attended, and the members of the Foresters wore regalia, the deceased having been a member of the lodge for 33 years. LAUNDRY WORK.— Miss Pollie Morgan, daughter of Mr Richard Morgan, Great Darkgate street, has been successful in gaining a first class laundry diploma, with honours for practical work, at the N.T.S.C., Buckingham Palace-road, London. Last summer Miss Morgan gained a first class cookery diploma at the same institution and is a licentiate of the U.F.C.A. London. ACCIDENT.—A serious accident befell Mr S Green of Northgate street, and late of St. George's Hotel, Portland street, on Thursday, resulting in the fracture of some of his ribs. While proceeding to • go to bed on the night mentioned, without a light, he tripped over a bicycle that was in the passage and fell heavily on his left side on the stairs. He is progressing favourably. PRESENTATION.—At lloly Trinity Church on Sun- day evening after choir practice the Rev Prebendary Williams presented to Mr R R Sheraton a hand- some!}' bound revised edition of the Bible on the occasion of his leaving the town. Mr Sheraton had been a faithful member of the choir for 13 years. He is leaving the neighbourhood to take up his duties at Three Cocks Junction in Breconshire, where he has been promoted in the services of the Cambrian Railways Company. PETTY SESSIONS.—These Sessions were held on Wednesday before Messrs C M Williams, (Mayor), Thomas Griffiths and John Morgan.—Two hours' extension was granted Mrs Jones, Talbot Hotel, for Thursday night, the occasion being a railway men's dinner.—A summons against David Phillips, Terrace road, for neglecting to keep the trough and down pipes of his house in good condition, was adjourned for a week.-John Jenkins, Little Dark- gate street, and Henry Longley, Pier street, were fined Is. each and costs for similar offences.—For disobeying an order in bastardy, and refusing to pay S2 10s. arrears, William Jones, Union street, slate mason, was committed for one month's hard labour, the complainant being Elizabeth Jones, 15, Skinner street, labourer's wife. POLITICAL CLUBS.—At Friday evening's meeting of the members of the Conservative Club a paper was read by Mr Ilindley, South road, on Conscription." Mr R D Jones was voted to the chair. Mr Hindley, was opposed to conscription, being satisfied that the United Kingdom could rely upon her volunteer iorces, out tnese ought to be better equipped ana trained. The following members took part in the subsequent discussion :—Messrs J D Williams, D M Lewis, W LI Davies, E J Evans, Llew Jones, J Evans, J A Jones, and R D Evans. The usual votes of uhanks were passed at the close of the meeting.—The subject debated by the members of the Junior Radical Club on Friday evening; was- Should military training be compulsory ?" Mr Griffith Ellis, Great Darkgate street, presided. Mr J A Phillips opened in the affirmative, and was followed by Mr T B Hall, who took the opposite view. A lengthy debate ensued, in which the following members joined :—Messrs A LI Williams, James Rees, T G Jones, J Roberts, Ronald Gibson, S Hopkins, P B Loveday, Henry Hughes, T Stephens, and others. 11 A BETTING ACTION.—At a sitting of the Aber- ystwyth County Court, last year, Judge William Evans decided a case in which Benjamin Wemyss of the Fountain Inn, sued Donald Stuart for the recovery of z633, moneys received on horse racing account by the defendant for plaintiff. His Honour having decided the action in Wemyss's favour, defendant appealed and the case recently came on in the Divisional Court before Justices Grantham ani Channel. The defendant set up that it was a gaming transaction and that the plaintiff could not succeed. The County Court Judge held that the defendant had a sum of f,33 in hand, which he would have to pay over to plaintiff had he been satisfied as to his status and position. The Divi- sional Court upheld Judge Evans's decision. Mr Trevor Lloyd, instructed by Mr A J Hughes, ap- peared for the respondent, B Wemyss. SOCIAL EVENINGS. In connection with the Band of Hope a tea and entertainment were given in the English Wesleyau Church Schoolroom on Wednesday last. The following ladies presided at the tables :-Miss Morcom, Miss Metcalfe, Misses Northey, Misses Collins, Miss Owen (North-parade), Miss E Williams, and Miss Edith Wilkinson. In the evening, the Rev A Burgess presided over an entertainment. On Wednesday evening His Worship the Mayor (Council C M Williams) pre- sided over a soiree held in the New Market Hall, in connection with the Ystwvth Lodge of Good Templars. Tho following ladies presided at the tables :-MIS Hugh Hughes, Miss James, Miss L M Jones, Miss Cowley, Miss Morgan, Miss P Richards, assisted by Messrs 0 Jones, G A Jones, W Jenkins, J Rees, David Davies, J W Jones. An excellent programme of songs etc. was gone through. A social evening was held ou Wednesday last in the Englist Baptist Schoolroom in connection with the Young People's Christian Endeavour Society. The Rev T E Williams, B.A., presided. The fol- lowing was the programme Pianoforte solo, Mr De Lloyd song, Mr Bea Morgan violin solo, Miss Minnie Jones; song, Mr D T Davies; reading, Mr Ridge; song. Miss Daisy James; song, Miss Dalli- son. At the close, Mr J S Davies proposed a vote of thanks to all who had taken part and to those who presided over the tables. The accompanists were Miss May Jones and Miss Richards, Heart of Oak. The meeting terminated with the singing of the National Anthem. RAILWAY MENS' DINNER. This annual affair came off at the Talbot Hotel on Thursday evening. The chair was taken by Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., who was supported by Mr A J Hughes (town clerk), and Mr Thomas (station- master). Amongst those present were Inspector Bacford, Mr Ellis (warehouseman), Mr R J Jenkins (chief goods clerk), Mr J Rees and Mr E J Evans (M & M offices), Mr Vanner (canvasser, Midland Railway, Bangor), Mr Roberts (booking clerk), Mr Rees, Mr Campbell, and Mr Edward Jones (drivers), Mr R D Jones (M & M works), Mr M Williams and Mr Alfred Hughes (goods clerks), Mr Griffiths (M & M Railway), Mr Tinkler ahd Mr C Jones (parcel clerks), Mr J Davies (driver, M & M Rail- way), Mr D C Owen (of Messrs Owen Bros), Mr Hindley (of Messrs Allsopp Ltd). In giving the toast of The Queen and the Rest of the Royal Family," the Chairman said that Her Majesty had lived to see the consolidation of the British Empire —consolidated by the blood of every class of men that claimed the right to live under the Union Jack (hear, hear). Their blood had been spilt on the wild hills of the Transvaal for a common cause and that was the united freedom of every man (cheers). He had also to ask them to drink the health of The Prince and Princess of Wales." The Prince of Wales had marked his high appreciation of the Welsh people by becoming Chancellor of the Welsh University-—(hear, hear)—and had joined with the Welshmen in carrying out what they all believed to be essential for the good of the country and that was education (hear, hear).—Song, "What did she know about railways ?" Mr Wall.-In giving the toast of The Army, xNavy, and Auxiliary Forces," the Chairman said he humbly submitted that no words in the English language could convey his admiration, and be felt quite sure their admira- tion, too, of the way the British soldiers had behaved during the last three months in the Transvaal (hear, hear). His devotion to duty, his courage in every circumstance, had been simply marvellous and wonderful to they who lived in the same country and to the world at large. In fact he felt that they must all feel proud to belong to the country that could produce such men. The way they bad followed their officers to almost certain death without any fear, and the way the officers had led the men were things that could not be out-classed in the past annals of the British Army (hear, hear). They could only hope, those of them who had to stop at home, that the war would come to an end with honour to their country and everlasting hononr to the army whose members had sacrificed their lives in a reckless manner (cheers). As far as the Generals were concerned some people had thought it right to thiow little stones at them. He could not conceive any- body so utterly contemptible as the man who stops at home and criticised the actions of those who were sacrificing their lives at the front. As far as the Navy was concerned they were told by other nations that they were going to create a navy. Let them create a navy, so far as he was concerned they would continue creating a navy. England had got the men and she had got the money. Those were two great things in defence of the country. Anybody who had seen a British man-o'- war and a foreign man-o'-war would have no need to feel anxious as to the result of any action between those two ships (hear, hear). The other part (,f the toast was that of the Auxiliary Forces. Their citizen soldiers had up to recent years been looked upon as members of a force maintained for amusement, at any rate they never thought that they would be called upon to see active service. They had seen during the last month how splendidly the Auxiliary Forces had answered to the call of the country, and it re- dounded to the credit of the citizen forces of I he country (hear, hear). He was glad to see tbat., his feeling was coming into the county of Cardigan (hear, hear). He was glad to think that tin in Aberystwyth and other towns in the count, d taken the matter up, and when the next di, er came off that they would have some one out of the town to respond for the auxiliary forces (hear, liear).-Song, "Shoulder to Shoulder," Mr Williams. -In giving The town and trade of Aberystwyth," Mr J Rees laid stress upon the value of having good railway connection, and in this respect he felt that Aberystwyth had much to be thankful for. They were also very much indebted to the members of the Town Council, and he might say that few towns possessed a Council which was so devoted to the work and interests of the town in which they resided. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr A J Hughes, town clerk.—In reply to the toast, Mr A J Hughes said that the town and trade of Aberystwyth was in a very comfortable position, indeed, in fact, he scarcely remembered the time when the trade looked and felt so prosperous as it was at present. The rateable value had gone up 50 per cent during the last ten vears, and the borrowing powers of the town were in a better position than any other town in the country (hear, hear). Important improvements were going to be carried out, and the town was going ahead.—Song, Mr J Rees.—The Chairman then gave the roast ot the Local Railway Companies." He could go back to the time when the coajh was the only con- veyance, and six horses were required to go up Penglais Hill, whilst eight or even nine were re- quired to take the coach over Radnor Forest, even then they would be caught in a snow drift and the coach left behind for as long as three weeks at a time. He had sat out three coachmen from Glou- cPt.ter to Aberystwyth, and then had to be lifted off the seat cold and petrified. He need hardly say how much those like him ap- preciated the modern wa • of travelling. Before he proceeded with the toast he wanted to say a word with reference to the good work done by Mr Denniss in getting a better postal service to the town. He could assure them that Mr Denniss gave him every support, and he worked very hard to accomplish the improvement in the service. That morning he had received a document from the House of Commons which was of interest to all of them. They remembered that last session Mr Ritchie brought in a Bill with reference to automatic couplings. Pressure was brought to bear upon Mr Balfour by the railway directors of the country, and Mr Ritchie did not bring the Bill in. He found that in 1898 542 men were killed on the railways and 12,979 injured. Goods guards and brakesmen lost 43 men and 711 injured, per- manent way men lost 122 killed and 204 were injured of shunters 47 were killed and 616 iniured. In 1895 there were 7,092 shunters, and of this number 26 were killed. In 1898 shunters had in- creased and numbered 9,244, and out of this number 47 were killed. This he regarded as a very large proportion as compared with the increase. The report of the Commission appointed stated that it appeared the railway companies had been on the look out to discover automatic couplings suitable to the railway systems of this country, but apparently without success. The first exhibition of automatic couplings took place at Darlington in 1882 and since that year the aver- age number of deaths on the railway was 30 per annum. In 1893 Congress in America passed an act that automatic couplings were to be attached annum. In 1893 Congress in America passed an act that automatic couplings were to be attached to all cars. In 1898 no less than 70 per cent. of the railways of America had adopted the automatic couplings. If America could do this in five yearp surely England could do so in 18 years (hear, hear). The Chairman then dealt at some length with the organisation of railway servants and urged that the men should organise their forces; if they did not do this they could not expect to do any real good work as opposed to the great strength of the railway directors. The power of the directors in the House of Com- mons was very strong and the railway men of the coantry were in need of greater unity. He found that out of 534,141 railway servants only 101,514 were memLers of Trades Union. Last year this number was reduced to 67,614. In Scotland there were none at all and in Ireland there were only 328. If the railway servants of the United Kingdom did not think it worth their while to look after themselves and join together they could not have a strong case to come before the country. He coupled with the toast the names of Mr Thomas, stationmaster, and Mr J Rees, M. and M. Railway.—Song, True till death," Mr John Davies, encored, and gave the The Village Black- smith"; song, Mr T Wilson.—Mr Thomas and Mr Rees then responded to the toast of the railways.- I' Song, Mr Armitape mouth organ solo, Mr Harries. —The health of the Host and Hostess was given by Mr A J Hughes, and responded to by Mr I, Jones.—Song, Mr C Jones.—Mr Ellis then pro- posed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presid- ing over them that evening. He felt that a great honour had been conferred upon them by Mr Davies presiding over that meeting (hear, hear).— Song, The Queen's Navy," Mr Williams.—The Chairman responded.—Song, Mr Campbell.-Air J Rees proposed the health of Mr A J Hughes, which was cordially received.

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