HEALTH OF MR JOSEPH WILLIAMS We are glad to report a steady im- provement in the health of Mr. Joseph Williams, J.P. This week the ex- High Sheriff has been able to enjoy several motor drives.
Holiday Attractions — HALFWAY SPORTS. To-day the sports at Halfway were commenced, the heats being run. On Monday, the finals will take place, and if the weather permits, a large crowd will, no doubt, wend its way to the Half- way ground. Much interest is being taken in the 120 yards sprint, for which there is a prize of R30. If you are not already booked up for Monday, you can- not fail to enjoy yourself at the sports. FELINFOEL SPORTS. Don't forget that on Wednesday the Felinfoel Sports will be held. There is always much enthusiasm at these sports, and we are sure that this event will be more successful than ever. HAGGAR'S THEATRE. This week the theatre has been closed for special cleaning. It will, however, re-open on Monday with an excellent holiday programme which will please everybody. Mr. and Mrs. Will Haggar and their high-class company will pre- sent a dramatic fare, giving three plays during the week, to be staged once night- ly. The programme for the week is as follows:—For the first three nights, "A White Slave Victim," a play of to-day, dealing with a question which cannot fail to interest and instruct. On Thurs- day, a splendid play entitled "Gipsy Jack" will be staged. On Friday and Saturday, one of the best dramas ever produced, entitled "Jealousy," or "A modern Othello," will occupy the boards. Mr. James Haggar has arranged for this Company to stay at the theatre for a month, the programme to be changed every week. Special pictures will be shown before the curtain rises.
Don't forget FELINFOEL SPORTS, Wednesday, August 5th, 1914.
Fifty Years Ago. Rev. David Lewis preached at Park Chapel. In connection with the jubilee celebra- tions of Park Church, it is interesting to recall a little known fact that 50 I years ago the Rev. David Lewis poach- ed in the old chapel in Park street. At that time, the future pastor of Dock Chapel was a student at Brecon College, and while on a preaching tour in 1864 on behalf of the College, he preached at a Wednesday night service ifi the old chapel, on the invitation of the Rev. David Rees, Cape! Als.
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MR. NEFT AND THE "STAR." I We have to thank Mr. Raphael Neft for a quite unsolicited testimonial to the "Star." During the hearing of the libel action against a contemporary, he was good enough to say some flattering things as to the popularity of the "Star" and its circulation in Llanelly and dis- trict. We have no complaint to make against him on this score. Against his statement, however, that the "Star" persistently attacked him, we must enter an indignant protest. It is not true to say that we have ever attacked Mr. Neft. What the "Star" has done- and will do again-has been to attack his policy and his methods. We have no sort of quarrel with Mr. Neft as an individual. We felt, however, that during the railway dispute at the end of last year, he played a thoroughly mis- chievous part. In our opinion-and this is what we said at the time-Mr. Neft would have been more usefully employed in extracting troublesome molars than in sowing seeds of dissension among the railwaymen. This was exactly the line taken by the learned Judge in his sum- ming up. "The plaintiff regarded himself (said Mr. Justice Lawrence) in the light of a philanthropist, gifted with insight into social and industrial matters which made him a fit and proper person to deal with the affairs of working men. They might say that was egre- gious vanity on his part, and that if I he stuck to his business of dentistry he would be a much more useful mem- ber of society, whether he lived in England or in Russia. Some people thought it very advisable that a cob- bler should stick to his last, and not attempt to become a universal adviser who could go amongst workmen and would know better than the members of the Railwaymen's Union as to how, when, and where to strike." Mr. Neft cannot expect much sympathy from the working men of Llanelly, who certainly will not shed tears over the re- sult of the libel action. For one thing, the trades unionists of the town resented his malicious persecution of Mr. J. H. Thomas, M.P .a leader who has render- ed splendid service to the cause of trades unionism all over the country. It is difficult to speak with patience of the colossal impudence of a man like Mr. Neft declaring that he would not be satisfied until he had "hounded Jimmy Thomas out of public life." Who is Mr. Neft that he should sit in judgment upon one of the most trusted of the railway- men's leaders ? However, the matter is now closed. Mr. Thomas is still in pub- lic life and Mr. Neft has received his farthing. I BETTER TRANSIT FACILITIES. It is becoming abundantly clear that we are on the eve of great developments in this district in the matter of transit facilities. Indeed, it would be no exag- geration to say that travelling is being revolutionized, not only locally, but all over the country. The advent of the motor ooach has introduced a new factor into our commercial and social life, the full effects of which have not yet been realized. The establishment of a regu- lar and speedy service of road 'buses between Llanelly and Swansea shows what can be done independently of the railway, and we have no doubt that in a short time, Llanelly will be linked up with other parts of the district by the same means. Better and cheaper tran- sit facilities will do much to solve the housing question. It will now be possible for town workers to live farther out in the suburbs, or even in the country, though their work remains in the towns. The urgency of the housing problem was made only too obvious by the returns of the last census. These showed that nearly two million persons are obliged to live in slums which are entirely unfit for habitation. One-tenth of the urban population of England and Wales were found to be living under overcrowded conditions. In many towns, men can- not get decent houses in which to live, and two or three families have often to live in a house built for only one. More- over, the shortage of houses, the burden of rates and the high price of land, mean that the workers have had to pay exces- sive rents for poor accommodation with- out proper air space. Cheap trams and 'buses will go far to improve the present unsatisfactory condition of things.
Don't forget FELINFOEL SPORTS, Wednesday, August 5th, 1914.
Caradog's Choir. LIST OF LLANELLY SURVIVORS. On Thursday an interesting re-union took place at Margam of over 150 vocalists who were included in Caradog's famous choir which won the coveted Crystal Palace trophy in 1872 and 1873. Among the names are the following:- Mr. Richard Griffiths, Llwynwhilwg farm; Ald. W. R. Stephens, Coedybrain; Mrs. Seth Jones, Marble Hall road; Mr E. Thomas, 32 Marble Hall road; Mrs. Phillips (nee Martha Harries); Mr. Dd. Phillips, Coleshill terrace; Mr. William Jenkins, formerly Town Hall caretaker; Mr. D. P. Thomas, Llwynhendy; Mrs. G. Harries, Llangennech; Mrs W. B. Jones, Ty'rfran; Mr. Gwil.vm T. Rees, formerly of Llanellv; Mrs. D. Roberts, Als st.; Mrs. W. Jenkins, 4, Lakefield place; Mr D. Williams, 16, Albert street; Mrs. Jane Williams, 27, Long row; Mr. D. Davies, Cilwrfa cottage; Mr. David Williams, 6, Vittoria street; and Mr. W. Bassett, Greenfield Inn.
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. It is requested of all members of the late Harmonic Society to be present on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at Pottery St. School, when Mr. J. H. Evans will inter- view the choir.
No More Visions. N M V.. THE ISLAND PLACE MISSION. The little meeting-house at Island place, Llanelly, continues to be the scene of nightly services, into which much religious fervour is introduced. To describe the meetings, however, as a revival comparable to the memorable gatherings conducted by Evan Roberts at Loughor and elsewhere would be a gross misuse of words. Mr. Jeffreys, who conducts the meetings, has certain- ly succeeded in attracting crowded con- gregations. The hall will seat about 150 people, and the accommodation is fully taxed every night. Ma have beet in- duced to attend in the of wi 1 ~>g a repetition of the lViiiarkable vision said to have appeared upon the wall, but that hope has not been realized. Fervent prayers have been offered asking for an- other "revelation," but there has been no response. To make up for this, how- ever, there is plenty of religious ecstasy, which finds expression in shouts of "Halleluiah," and "Praise the Lord," and hearty renderings of popular mission hymns in both English and Welsh. Each meeting is conducted on lines with which the Salvation Army has familiarized us. A passage of Scripture is read to the accompaniment of approv- ing comment from the congregation, and a homely exposition of familiar texts by the missioner. A hymn follows, the chorus of which is repeated half a dozen times, time being kept by a vigorous beating of the feet, which would be re- garded as a distraction at more conven- tional services. After this a "convert" would rise to tell the story of his con- version with more sincerity than elo- quence. I The most remarkable feature of the service which I attended a few evening* ago (writes our correspondent) was a passionate prayer by a woman, who rose to lofty heights of eloquence. In burn- ing accents she deplored the indifference I and sin of the people. "Our town," she said, "is full of men and women who go to their chapels on Sunday, and fill the theatre and the cinemas on Moti&ftY. 0 Lord, close these places, and open the people's eyes. They feel they need something-somebody-and try to find peace everywhere but in Thee. Open their eyes, 0 Lord."
TO BU7LDERC. TENDERS arc invited for building a new Vestry Room at Glenalla Chapel for the Trustees. Plans and specifications can he inspected at the Offices of the undersigned, to whom- sealed Tenders are to he sent on or before the 6th day of August next. I W. GRIFFITHS, F.S.I., & SON, (Signed), Architects, LlaneUy.
In connection with the jubilee services of Park Church, a presentation was ma de to the six members who remained of those who opened the church in July, 1834-fifty years ago. A handsome Bible was presented to each. Seated (left to right): Mrs. Griffiths, Park street, who joined the church in 1859; Mrs. J. F. Jones, John street, in 1847; Mrs. Stuart, College Hill, in 1854; Mrs. Bernard Rees, in 1864. Standing, Mr. Fred Thomas, in 1858, and Mr. Joseph Maybery, J.P., in 1846.
Board of Guardians I A meeting of the Board of Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Thursday, Mr. W. Y. Nevill presiding. New Member. I Mr. Garnons Williams attended his I first meeting as a member of the Board. Cottage Homes. I Mr. W. B. Jones asked the committee I to give the House Committee instruc- tions to carry out the work with regard to converting certain houses into cottage homes. He proposed that the instruc- tions be given to the House Committee. La ly Howard in seconding, remarked that if they did not carry out the pur- chase she was prepared to lose the money. The Chairman stated that they could not pass the amount required for the necessary alterations, but they could give the House Committee instructions to get the work carried out. The proposition was carried unani- mously. INotice of Motion. I A notice of motion by Mr. Harry was I discussed. Mr. Harry moved that the relief to orphans from the age of 7 be I increased by 6d. per week. Mr. Harry stated that the cost of living was now much higher, and he thought that 2s 6d. I a week was not sufficient. Mr. W. B. Jones: Why does Mr Harry put 7 years as a limit ? I propose that 3s. a week be granted to all the orphans from one to twelve. Each case should be taken on its merits. Mr. W. Pugh: We shall have to deal with this matter seriously. It would mean an increased expenditure of be- tween C500 and J6600 per annum, and he was sure the ratepayers would not com- plain. The Chairman stated that it would be better to consider each case on its own merits and treat it accordingly. He would move that as an amendment. Mr. Thomas Jones, in seconding the amendment, pointed out that in some cases 3s. would not be sufficient, whilst in other cases it would be more than enough, therefore he thought that the best plan would be to treat each case on I its merits. On a vote being taken, the amend- I ment was carried.
I.Q.GT I ANNUAL SESSION AT BURRY PORT. 1 The Annual Sessions of the Carmar- thenshire District Lodge of the Interna- tional Order of Good Templars was held on Saturday in the Coronation Hall, Burry Port. The reports given show an increase of membership and the probability of the opening of other Lodges in the district. Amongst the distinguished visitors was Bro. R. G. Bowen, Grand Coun. who pre- sided over the sessions. A splendid tea was provided by the members of the Band of Hope of Burry Port at whose in- vitation the District were having their meetings at Burry Port. Congratulations to a veteran. I I A hearty vote of congratulation was given to Bro. Fredrick Thomas of Llan- elly, on his reaching his 80th birthday. Bro. Thomas was the founder of Good Tempkry in the Carmarthenshire Dis- trict and is the oldest Temperance Re- former in Wales. The following officers were elected for the nw term: D.C.T. Bro. Hugh Mc Master, re-elected: D.Coun. Bro. D. G. Newman: D..J.W. Bro. Robt. Collins; D.E.S. Bro. T. J. Shanahan; D.Sec. Bro. Tbos. E. Collins, Lilvbank, Burry Port; re-elected. D. Chap. Sis. Mrs. Wallis; D.Mar. Bro. Wm. Thomakf: D.As.Sec. Bro. J. Jones; D.Dep.Mar. Sis. Mrs. Britten; D.Mess. Sis. Silas Hiscock; D.Guard Bro. S. Payne; D. Sen. Bro. E. Taylor.
Who will win the Boxing Championship at Halfway Sports on Monday.
I LLANELLY CINEMA. "Clarke's the man" has arranged an I excellent holiday programme for next week. The films are all full of excite- ment and interest, and will uphold the reputation which this Cinema is noted for. On Monday, the special feature will be "The Stranglers of Paris," from I the celebrated drama which has scored such a success on the boards for many I years. For Thursday, the star film is I entitled "Nerve." On Monday the hall will be open from 2.30 to 11 p.m. I REMARKABLE OFFER. Mr. W. J. Thomas, jeweller, Market street, is now offering articles at a greatly reduced price. Why ? Simply because he is determined to get rid of his present stock so that he will be able to get a new stock when he removes to Exchange Buildings. "W.J has a fine selection of wedding, engagement and diamond rings, and these must be clear- ed at any cost. In addition to allowing 25 per cent. off each purchase he will also give a present with each ring.
Don't forget the Flower Show at STRADEY PARK on Tuesday.
Lease on Stradey Ground. I, MR. MANSEL LEWIS AND THE I FOTBALL CLUB. Mr. T. R. Mills, chairman of the Llan- elly Rugby Committee, states that the negotiations with Mr. C. W. Mansel Lewis, Stradey Castle, for an extension of the lease in respect of the Stradey Football Ground to 25 years have been successful. This means that the pro- visional oner made to the club by Sir Stafford and Lady Howard, of a pavilion at Stradey, can now be accepted. The pavilion is to be equipped with all the requirements of a gymnasium. Sir Stafford has intimated that he is pre- pared to bear the expense to the extent of £ 500. Mr. Mansel Lewis, who has for so many years granted the Rugby and Cricket cbbs the use of Stradey, at a nominal rental, has by making possible the acceptance of the gift proved himself I once more to be a true friend of sport.
I Don't forget FELINFOEL SPORTS, I Wednesday, August 5th, 1914.
I I Register! Register I LIBERALS LOOK TO YOUR VOTES. On the 1st day of August, the Over- seers will place the list for the coming year on the door of each Church, Chapel, Post Office, and other buildings in the Parish. All Liberals should carefully examine this list, and see that their names are upon it, and if not, at once communicate I with Mr. D. Jennings at his Office at Cowell street, or at the Liberal Club, who will let you know how to make your claim. Liberals must remember that it is upon this Register that the Election will be fought next year. You must ap- ply before 20th August. If you have moved since the 15th July last year see that your name is down for the new address, and also that you have qualified by moving from your old address. All persons who desire to make appli- cation for NEW LODCER VOTES must do so between AUGUST 1st & AUGUST 20th.
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It is Said That an offer to settle the "Peter the Painter" libel action was made the day before the trial came on. That the plaintiff would have been better off had a settlement been made. That the future of the Higher Elemen- tary School is agitating certain members of the Education Committee. That it is quite on the cards that drastic changes will be made in the cur- riculum. That motor cycles are dangerous toys in the hands of novices. That the owner of a brand-new "Douglas" was foolish enough to lend it to a friend "just for a few miles spin, you know. That later in the day a cart had to be despatched to bring home the fragments. That the miracle is that the ambu- lance also, did not have to be requisi- tioned in regard to the friend. That the latter has since been heard to boast that there is a special Provi- dence taking care of children and That the three local clerks who spent their holidays at Rouea were fairly 'had' at a restaurant. That one of them began airing his ragged French to two charming 'French' damsels. That he collapsed on discovering that they were school teachers from Car- diganshire. That the Agricultural Society are for- tunate in having so hard working a President as Mr. Henry Studts. That at the show on Tuesday, he will entertain a large company to luncheon. That two young ladies from Pwll are very fond of an early bathe. That in spite of the (in)Clement weather they are early Bird(s) down the beach. That the G.W.R. Co. are now waking up to the seriousness of the motor bus competition. That there has already been a dis- quieting falling-off in the bookings be- tween Llanelly and Swansea. That inquiries are now being made with a view to arranging a more fre- quent service of trains between the two towns-and avoiding Landore. That a local constable could tell an interesting story of a midnight arrival this week. That fortunately for those concerned, Town Hall square was quite deserted at the time. That the curious part of it is that the lady with a motor hat has not been seen since. Why not P That Llanwrtyd Wells has been suffer- ing from depression of spirits since the departure of a popular Llanellyite. That his impersonations of some mem- bers of the Corporation were much ap- preciated. That certain of our Aldermen would not feel flattered if they heard some of his sarcasm. That a young man from Pwll has turned his affection towards an old spinster. That we would like to know what he wanted in the garden behind the goose- berry bushes. That he intends getting married Christ(ie)mas time. That a few knuts have failed to get to Weston. That the Weston people know them too well. That the blame is laid on a solicitor's clerk, a member of the crowd. That his handwriting gave the show away. That the bear seen in the streets of Burry Port on Saturday last exemplified the fact that Burry Port had become a "bear garden." That a Burry Port damsel was not G(w)lad (ys) when the London Brigade R.F.A. took their departure. That a certain young lady is annoying with her little Dick(y) bird from Pwll. That she was heard to say "You must not Ley( s )hon my arm or you will stain my new dress." That she would be afraid to go kome to her ma'. That she must not speak so loud in future for there are Tom(s) and Kit- te(ns) about.