RECRUITING MEETING AT CARROG. The a b ove meeting was held at § on The above meeting was held at Carrog on Saturday last under the chairmanshipl.of Dr. J. C. Hindley, Riverdale. The chairman was supported on the platform by Col. Parr-Lynes, Mr. Caradog Rees, Birkenhead Mr. Sam Thompson and Mr. Dudley Morgan. The Chairman read letters from Mr Lloyd, Rhagatt; Professor Richard Morris, Bala and the Rev. John Hughes, Pwllheli regretting their absence. Mrs. Lloyd, Rhagatt, also read a most encouraging letter from one of the local territorials named T. Botting, who is now stationed with North Wales Division at j-N"orth- ampton. Dr. Hindley made a most earnest and em- phatic appeal to all the local able-bodied young men to join the Territorials or the army in order that they may do a little' bit" towards the defence of their country; He ventured to say that thera were many present that evening who, if given a servi'ce, rifle, could not hit Riverdale from the Carrog National School. They had read of the; bar- barities committed upon the Belgians by the Germans. Germany is on its last legs. Every man between 16 and 60 in Germany had been called out, they are. all soldiers. If the young men present would join the territorials they would be doing their little days work for their country's sake. Welshmen are not cowards and they would prove that once they had awakened to the situation. They had only to read the words of the Welsh National Anthem which would prove what their forefathers had done for their country, (cheers). Mr. Caradog Rees was given a very rhearty reception upon rising to address the audience He was pleased to be present at Carrog to speak to Welshmen. He is a Welshman. Whilst speaking to the audience he was speak- ing to himself also. What greater thing could every man do but to sacrifice some of his comfort for the sake of the country. Men are wanted. The response in Wales was just as well as that in England, Scotland, and Ireland. The figures showed that for every 24 men who listed in England, Wales had also sent 19. Hundreds of Welshmen had joined in our large towns. Citizen towns caught fire first and the country afterwards. It is the country's turn now. The fight is as truly a fight for idealism as any fight in the past. Personally he was too old to join the colours, but had joined the Liverpool special constables,and he had ninety special constables under him, he had been on duty that morning until 2 a.m. guarding reservoirs. Our battle is being fought on the continent as well as that of the French and Belgians. The German issues were to down the weak, kill the small. We want the rule of right. We are not a conscript nation, one volunteer is worth ten forced men. Something handsome must be done for those at the front and thoso dependent upon them at home. The King is calling, and the country is calling for men. The German idea is domination, En Igland's idea is service. Our sailors had met their deaths bravely. Their humanity calls us. Germany is a nation that hacks its way, drops bombs on defencless cities, and sews mines in the seas. Germany will not obey her own treaty. The Belgians preferred death to dishonour at any time (cheers). Those men who had lost their lives in Belgium are calling. The German Emperer would soon be an outcast by his own nation and all nations. A call is coming from the heart of the country. If the young men present would only listen to the call and answer it, they would be envied if they got to the front, and if they returned home, or even if they did not return theirs would be an imperisable treasure. Stirring appeals were made by Col. Parr- Lynes, Mr. Sam Thompson, Mr. Dudley Morgan and Mr. Meyrick Roberts.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinion of our correspondents in the following letters.
I To the Editor of the Adsain". I I Sir. I I BUMBLEDOM AND RECRUITING. I Having regard to the diffiiculfcy experienced in securing Volunteers for active service per- haps a consideration of the following will throw light upon the reluctance of those with dependente to trust the welfare of their de.1r ones to those who dole Parish Relief. There is in the town of Corwen, a widow whose son is in the Territorial Force. While the son was at home the mother was allowed 2/6 a week Parish Relief, and the son brought in what he could earn. Upon mobilization the son's income stopped and the mother had to exist on the 2/6 Out of this she had to pay 2/- rent and with the balance of 6d bougiit food, and coals and clothed herself. These facts came to the know- ledge of the S Miers and Sailors Families Ass- ociation who immediately mad s a grant to the widow. When this came to the knowledge of the Guardians a fortnight later they were most indignant that anyone should help one of their protegees and the officers of the Association were informed that any interference by them was resented, and that the allowance to the widow had been increased to 5/- a week so as to be independent of the Association help. The representative of the Guardians was informed that the Association had no wish to do any- thing but see that the dependents of those fighting our battles were properly provided for and that if the Guardians would undertake the duty the Association would be .free to help cases not in receipt of Parish relief. The Re- presentative was also informed that 5/- a week was not considered a sufficient sum to pay a rent of 2/- and purchas3 necessaries and that until the matter had again been considered by Guardians the Association would make the amount to 10/- a week. Upon hearing the re- port at their following meeting the Guardians were exasperated. Their right to set a scale of living had been questioned; their dignity had been wounded; someone had to suffer. When later the widow called for her relief she was informed that as she continued to accept out- side help the Parish dole would be with-held. If she could not live on 5/- a week she would have to go without anything. The widow went away empty handed to an empty house and an empty cupboard. Thus is patriotism rewarded It would be interesting to know how many members of the Guardians have attempted to live on 3/- a week plus rent, and what was the bill of fares. While Bumbles act thus no self respecting son will throw up a good appoint- ment and leave his mother to the tender mercies of official charity. To place an obstacle in the way of those anxious to answer their country's call is only another way of helping the enemy, Yours truly, 20, Sep. 1914. J. Salusbury Roberts.
PRIODWYD. ? Medi 23-Yn Nghapel M.C. Rhewl, Rhuthyn, gan y Parch. G. Parry-Williams, M.A., Wyddgrug, yn cael ei gynorthwyo gan y Parchedigion Pierce Owen, Rhewl, a David Thomas, Llandrillo, Corwen; E. Jones-Jarrett, Plas-yn-faerdre, Llandrillo, Corwen, ac Emily, ferch Mr. Henry Williams, U.H., Plasyward, Rhuthyn.
I PAYING BACK THE SCORE. "Necessity knows no law "We'll hack pur way through" !—Dr. Von Bethenan HoU- weg. The German Imperial Chancellor. "Necessity knows no law" thus tne German tyrant spoke, "We'll hack our way through" tho' blood like rivers flow; Through carnage and rapine, to place the iron yoke Of serfdom on their necks, and our heels on every foe Nay, nay, thou cruel braggart, stay thy hate* ful boast, For Britain yet will prove, as in the days of yore, The valour of her sons, who'll rise from coast to coast, And smite thee .'hip and thigh" and pay thee back the score. Undaunted by your foul, black, grim, missions of death, Your mines, bomb3, and sbLarpael,-emmi- ssionaries of hell, We'r ready if needs, be, yea, with our very last breath, To pay back the score, aye, with interest as well; Bereft of its scabbard our keen sword you shall feel. Avenged we'll be, tho' blood should ooze from every pore; For the Right will prevail, strong arms shall weild the steel, jljVile impudent braggart,—we shall pay back the score. Vain, bombastic brute, intoxicated with lust For conquest, transgressing laws of both God and man :from its throne you've hurled Justice to the mire and dust, And massacred Liberty wherever you can! Loathsome, revealed in your hideousness you stand, But strut in mock-virtue, you shall mas- querade no more; For ever your name will be scorned throughout every land; Yes, necessity compel us to pay back the score. With brave little Belgium in her anguish we mourn, Shedding her heart's blood in defence of her fair name. Which, in spite of the German, 'twill hence- forth adorne And emblezon for ever on the escutcheon of fame; United, advance then Russians, British and and French, To the enemies of Peace let your bullets, pour Like a deluge of lead from each rampart and trench, Each "bullet finding its billet." Payback (■ the score. Then 'Land of my Fathers," our gallant little Wales, Let the voice of thy sons be like a thund'r- ous roar, Swelling, river brating, 'mongst its hills an its dales, And its slogan shall be,—We shall pay back the score; For King and for Country then your banners unfold, Like a phalanx of steel, march, march to the fore, And prove to the world, like our ancestors of old, We'll vanquish the enemy, and pay back the score. i 158. High St., W.G.OWEN, 158. High St., (Craianfryn). BI?enau Festiniog. (Cralanfryn).