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) MOTHERS! iJDo you want your little Children to look well and feel strong, then give them Dr. Carter's Children's Nourisher. It is an Ideal Tonic, pleasant to take Children taking this Nourisher for a short time becom strong vigorous and happy. 1/li per Bottle. Solo Agent- JOHN GOWER, M.P.S. (From London! and Cheltenham), Chemist and Phar. macist, Yaughan Street, Llanelly.
DO'T FORGET the Treat which is in store by the Pwll Male Voice Party for the benefit o fthe Plyll Village Boys.
Veteran V.C. I Carmarthen County Council's I Congratulations. Presiding over a meeting of the Car- marthenshire Main Roads Committee at Carmarthen on Wednesday, Mr. William Griffiths, Llanelly, said it was with great pleasure that they had read that Lieut.- General Sir James Hills-J ohnes, Y.C., G.C.B., Dolaucothy, had recently cele- brated his 84th birthday. They heartily congratulated the gallant general on at- taining that advanced age, and hoped he would live for many years to come. Ald. W. N. Jones, in associating him- self with the vote, said Sir James had lieen a member of the County Council practically from the start. TheV could say from the bottom of their hearts that they were proud of their highly-respected friend who set them an example in de- votion to public service. The vote was carried with acclama- tion, and in responding Sir James said he was obliged for the flattering remarks made. He had the welfare of the county at heart, and it was nice to know that he was respected, and that his services were appreciated.
TRIP TO BRACELET BAY. I
TRIP TO BRACELET BAY. I The Master reported at the meeting of the Board of Guardians on Thursday that the children were taken in brakes to Bracelet Bay, where a most enjoyable day was spent, and thanks to the generosity of the Medical Officer (Dr. E. Evans), they attended the Hippodrome on Aug. 31st when the wounded soldiers from Stebouheath Hospital gave a concert.
AT STEBONHEATH. I > • • Miss Yates, the efficient and popular matron of Stebonheath evidently believes that a good laugh is the best medicine, judging by her efforts to promote the happiness of her patients. The soldiers are loud in their appreciation of her efforts in their behalf, and also acknow- ledge with gratitude the generous co- operation of the townspeople.
CELTIC FACTOR IN LITERATURE.
CELTIC FACTOR IN LITERATURE. At the National Eisteddfod this week Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., announced on behalf of Mr. E. T. John, M.P., that the trustees of the estate of his son, Second-Lieut. Glyndwr John (who was killed on active service) proposed to offer an In Menioriam prize of 100 guineas for the best critical essay in Welsh, English, French, or German on the Celtic Factor in Literature at home and abroad. Two years' time will be allowed for pre- paration of essays.
PAY: 5Q PER CENT. IINCREASE.
PAY: 5Q PER CENT. INCREASE. I We arc informed by a military corres- pondent, (says the "Daily Chrqnicle") that the Government have decided short- ly to increase the pay of non-commis- i sioned ofifcers and men by 50 per cent.
I Borough of Llanelly
I Borough of Llanelly INFANT WELFARE COMMITTEE, 4th September, 1917. I Supplementary Subscription List. £3 3s.-Glannioi- Foundry. £2 2s. each.—Margrave Bros., Direct Trading Co.; Dr. Samuel Williams. £1 Is. each.—Dr. Dick, Dr. Edgar Davies, Dr John Davies, Miss J. Watkins (Goring road). Mrs. M. A. Jones, Mrs. Evan Jones (Penmount), Dan Wilkams, Esq., Mr. Bassett (grocer), Mr. W. T. Morris (Ladies' Realm), Mrs. W. H. Jeffreys (butcher), Messrs. McLucas and Co., Messrs. Stead and Simpon, Messrs. Lucania Billiards and 'Co., Mr. Charles Isaacs (Hippodrome), Mrs. Kammerer, Mr. Thomas Jones (Market street), Mr. Puddy, Messrs. J. James and Son, Ltd. (Swansea road Mews), Pegler's Ltd. 4:1 each.—Messrs. James and Son; Messrs. Master and Co.; Mr. Henry Wilkins; Messrs. Arthur Davies and Co.; Messrs. Thomas and Co. (Mr. B. L. Thomas); Mr. G. Wade (chemist). 10 6 each.—Messrs. L. W. Adams, C. Chidzoy, Col liver and Son, David Evans, (Bradford House), Lane, T. D. Morgan, (butcher), John Nelson, Owen & Bowser, Mrs. W. H. Griffiths (Thomas street), Messrs. Hips Bros., Bevan and Roberts, Ltd., Mrs. Lobbe.tt, Messrs. Gomer Davies, Tom Jeffreys, David Lewis (Lloyd street.), Pugh Bros., Bobcrt Jones (draper), Mrs. Luther Joseph, Mr. J. B. Morgan, Mrs. Percy Rees. 10s. each.—Messrs. Rhys Davies, J. D. Prytherch, Fleming Reed and Co., James T. Pryee (draper), Ferriday Bros. os. each.—Mrs. Andrews, Miss Francis (J. James), Messrs. J. Lewis Harries (draper), John Gower (chemist), John Davies (chemist), Mrs. Frost Jones, Mrs. Leonard, Mr. Wilkins (Furnace Post Omce), Messrs, the Llanelly Mercury), Mrs. Davies (Newark), Messrs. Auckland (senior), D. Richards (butcher), D. Jones (butcher), J. H. Ley, H. Ruben- stein, Bevan Bros., Sam Evans, David Griffiths (grocer), Dickens, Mrs. Owen- Jones, Mr. Richards. 2/6 each.—Messrs. Hopkins (Colliver's) Hill, Miss Randell, Mr. W. R. Williams (grocer), Mrs. Newark (Park street), Mr J. James (chemist), Messrs. C. Jones, Burley, C. Griffin, Mackrill and Williams, W. J. Williams, (tailor), Phil Hughes (Arcade), Miss M. and D. David), Mr. I Evan Jones (chemist). Mr. J. Howell. ￼ Mrs. R. A. Jones, Mr. W. 0. Evans Mr. D. Thomas (clothier), Miss F. J. Jones (fancy shop, Arcade), Mr. D. C. Parry. 2s. each.—Mrs. Lyall Speck, Mesdames Bowen and Morris, Mr. G. 11. Richards, (butcher), Mr. T. R. Edwards, (Market) Mrs. G. A. Edmunds (Cowell Street), Mr Stuart, tailor. a Is. each.—Mrs. Speck, Mr. J. Norman, Mrs. Evans (Hall Street), Mrs. S. Jones (Thomas Street), Mr. T. H. Evans (sad- dler) ,Messrs. Rabaiotti. MARY H. D. SPOWART, Honorary Treasurer, Borough of Llanelly Infant Al-elfare Fund
-DONKEY DROPS DEAD AT A IFUNERAL.
DONKEY DROPS DEAD AT A FUNERAL. A remarkable incident occurred at Bethlehem (Pom.) Chapel graveyard this week. A Pembroke Dock lady was being I)tii-ic,d a.,iiI among the mourners was all aged, infirm man in a donkey cart. During the burial the donkey and cart were brought up to the graveside, and while the minister was reading the com- mittal service, the donkey plucked some leaves from a yew tree and ate them, when suddenly it dropped dead.
"Tipperary" in the Pulpit…
"Tipperary" in the Pulpit i I STRIKING INNOVATION AT BURRY PORT. Powerful sermons were delivered at Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel, Burry Port, on Sunday by the Rev. James Nicholas (Castle street, London), on the occasion of the half-yearly services. He predicted a new order of things after the war, and in the afternoon sermon dwelt I upon the vital necessity of establishing righteousness as the basic principle in the new world. Referring to "Tipperary, he said:— "It is better than many of evr hymns, and, remember, it is not a usic-hall song. It was not the mere words of the song, as it stands, that the boys, who went out to fight with the tune on their lips, really sang. The song is a crude ex- pression of the sense of righteousness that lay in the hearts of those men." At this stage, the rev. gentleman, in a soft voice, sang the two lines, "It's a long way to Tipperary, its a long way to go," with no little effect. In the course of the same address he stated that the soldiers, who volunteered to figut when little Belgium was laid under the heel of the mighty oppressor, did not go out merely as patriots. Some of them had lived under conditions-im- posed conditions—which made it im- possible for them to possess a clear idea of the meaning of the word "patriotism." "They went out for something bigger even than love of country. They marched forth as crusaders." "Britain before the war," he con- tinued, was rapidly getting into a slothful self indulgent condition—and many forgot that something bigger and nobler—a passion for right and justice- still lay dormant in the heart of the nation. It was revealed in a thunderous and unanimous "Xo in a great national protest—by this country, against the wrong which was crushing a little nation. And that "No" would prove to he the foundation of the salvation of the British Empire. The call came from Belgium and it did not fail, happily, to find a worthy response in Britain." Profound satisfaction has everywhere been expressed with the brilliant sermons of this young minister, and undoubtedly the air has been cleared of the mists with which a pacificist tendency in local re- ligious utterances had obfuscated the real issues—of fundamental Right against AVrong-of the war.
I - IN MEMORIAM. I
I IN MEMORIAM. In affectionate remembrance of James Morgan, 28, Thomas street, who passed away very suddenly September 7th, 1916. I Sadly missed by his daughter, Kaiherinc.
IMilk 7d. a QuartI
I Milk 7d. a Quart I I NEW ORDER TO BE ISSUED. The public will be called upon to pay 7d. a quart for milk next month. We are informed that a new Milk Prices Order will be issued in a few days author- izing the following scale of Drices:- To the Producer. 1/5 a gallon for October. 1/71 a gallon for November. 3/9 a gallon fr remaining 4 months. To the Wholesaler. 3d. ahove the price to producer, which will include carriage to be paid by whole- saler. Retailer. <d. a quart for October in urban areas. Rd. a quart for remaining 5 months. The price to be a penny less in rural areas. Local Food Control Committees will have the power to fix wholesale and re- tail prices within their respective areas subject to appeal to the Ministry of Food. h
Exemption Cards Withdrawn.…
Exemption Cards Withdrawn. .0. APPLICATION TO THE LOCAL TRIBUNAL. The military representatives at the meeting of the Borough Tribunal on Thursday evening when the Mayor pre- sided, applied for the withdrawal of ex- emption certificates in about 40 cases. In one instance the respondent said he did not have an exemption card. Lieut. Ingrams: He must have had one. The Town Clerk: It is very important that you should have these documents re- turned. Lieut. Ingrams: Yes, and there are heavy penalties if they are not returned. A number of the men did not put in an appearance, and the Deputy Clerk (Mr. D. J. Phillips) explained that they had joined either the Army or Navy. In the majority of cases the Tribunal withdrew the exemption cards.
Bedsteads as Old Iron
Bedsteads as Old Iron "A RATHER TALL ORDER." "On the occasion of the last visit of the Inspector of the Local Government Board to the AYorkbouse he was horrified to find we had in use very old bedsteads, and said he hardly knew of a workhouse where such a kind of bedstead was in use now. He suggested we should sell them as old iron, reserving a few for exhibition as curios at the British Museum. Such was the statement made by Lady Howard when submitting to the meeting of The Board of Guardians on Thursday the re- commendation of the House Committee that sixty new bedsteads be purchased. AA hen the Clerk read out the recommen- dation, Mr. Wm. Pugh observed "That is rather a tall order; are we to under- stand that sixty bedsteads have been con- demned ? Lady Howard then offered the above ex- planation, and added "I cannot think of anything more uncomfortable to lie on than these old iron mattresses. The backs and shoulders of the persons who lie in them must be quite sore. I am sorry to say that on counting these old bedsteads I find we have at the present moment .53 in use. For other reasons I I went over the Narberth Workhouse the other day, and I also visited a workhouse in Monmouthshire, but I did not see old I iron bedsteads in use there, and we must I remember Narberth is only a country place. I feel you all would be ashamed to see such bedsteads in use in this work- house as they must be extraordinarily un- comfortable, and I would not be doing my duty as chairman of the House Com- mittee if I did not bring the matter be- fore your notice. I must say I shall be positively ashamed to go around the workhouse with the Inspector on the oc- I casion of his next visit if we do not get rid of these old bedsteads. Mr. Pugh I am not going to oppose the recommendation, but I must say it has come as a shock to me to hear Lady Howard's statement. It is a reflection on ) the way we have carried out our duties in the past, as these things should have been seen to before, but during the last fifteen or sixteen years we have never had a complaint about the bedsteads. Ave have been visiting the house continually, and I can say that personally I have had no complaint from the patients about them. Rev. D. Geler Jones: I believe we have had complaints about the bedsteads. If you look up the Master's reports you will find be has condemned them wholesale. Isn't that so ? The Master: Yes sir. Air. Pugh I should like to make this observation. I have gone round to see old people in the town and I have often expressed the wish that they had as good beds as we have here for our patients even as bad as we are now told they are. Lady Howard The bedsteads in the in- firmary have been seen to, but these are for the other inmates of the house. Mr. Pugh: I am not opposing the re- commendation as I think the inmates should have the best beds we can possibly give them. It was unanimously decided to purchase sixty new bedsteads. Later the Master reported that Lady Howard had presented twelve arm chairs for the use of the old women in the work- hoiisc-a gift that would be enjoyed for many years to come. Mr. Pugh proposed a vote of thanks to Lady Howard for her continued kindness. Mr. H. W. Thomas seconded, and this was unanimously agreed to. Lady Howard: I thank you, but the vote was quite unnecessary, as I only wish we could make the lot of the in- mates brighter and better and that we could make this house a pleasant place for them. If we can only make it a place where they would not mind coming we ￼ dU:lc something (hear, hear). shall have d,,j--c, ( h ear, hear )
Congratulations to Richard Aeiwvn Williams, son of the Rev. R. E. AYilliams, i Burry Port, on gaining the supplementarv j (C.W.B.) certificate, and to Alice Gwcira "coIICI" daughter cf Mr. D. Burry 't.1,. ,tl_I.. j 4..0"1 j "T alters, Burry Port, on gaining the | junior certificate.
< —r? Quality The, F:t Consideration AT D. MORRIS, M.P.S. Dispensing and Family Chemist, MARKET STREET, (Near Vint, 8), LLANELLY. London and Colonial experience in first- class Pharmacies, and for four yeari Senior Pharmacist to a large firm 01 Chemists in South Africa. All goods of the hightest qnality and lowest possible prices. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY DIS- PENSED BY D.M. PERSONALLY. Tftlgphone 116. V
A Living Wage.
A Living Wage. ROADMEN AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL. At the meeting of the Main Roads Com- mittee on Wednesday, the roadmen in the eastern division wrote complaining of the inadequacy of their war bonus granted in March last bribing their wages up to 30s. per week. They appealed to "the dignity and conscientiousness" of the County Council, and asked for an addi- tional war hoaui; of 10s. per week. Dr. Williams said the men wanted the minimum essential to live. They did not get enough at present to exist. Ald. H. E. B. Richards: Does Dr. Wil- liams knew what the minimum is ? Dr. Williams: I could not live on 1:2 a week. Perhaps Mr. Richards could. Ald. John Lloyd said in view of the fact that it was only in March that they settled this question, he thought it was rather premature to re-open the matter now. When they decided on 30s. per week, the Council thought they were giving a fair wage. The application was only from a small section of the men. So long as the Council considered it fair- Dr. Williams: In March. Ald. Lloyd: And now, too. The Food Controller is bringing down prices and a good job too. Dr. Williams: We shall be dead before that. Ald. H. E. B. Richards said that judg- ing from the prices quoted, the cost of food and other articles would be con- siderably lower than it was in April last. If that were so, then the Council had no justification at all in voting for increased wages the money of the ratepayers, many Of whom were quite as poor and felt the hardships of the present time as the road- well Ald. W. N. Jones said when workmen asked for increases there was always op- position, but when other people such as contractors asked that their contracts be re-opened involving perhaps hundreds or thousands of pounds, the Council re- ceived them nicely. He did not like to see that difference made. It was decided to put the application on the agenda for the next meeting. Mr. H. S. Holmes said the question they had to decide was what was a living wage. How could a man keep a wife and family on 30s. per week.
Fritz Getting Cheeky.
Fritz Getting Cheeky. WHAT orn MUNITION WORKERS ARE DOING. A most interesting letter has come to hand from Pte. James Evans, Nelson ter- race, late of the 15th Welsh and now serving with the li.E.'s. He writes:— "I presume you have seen in the papers something about the doings of the boys. They have done excellent work. It is simply wonderful what they Have bees-, able to accomplish in face of "difficulties which appeared to be unsurmountable. No risk or danger is too great for our Company in order to make sure that the boys get all the support they need in the way of ammunition, etc. God help Fritz The more ammunition we use the more appears to be in reserve. The supply seems to be inexhaustible. The munition makers at home do not appear to realize the support they are giving the lads at the front, but all the same, it heartens everybody out here to think that we have overpowered the enemy in this respect. Fritz has been getting quite cheeky late- ly, coming over almost every evening on a bombing strafe. I suppose he has got to try something in order to counteract our boys who have been giving him a bad time behind his lines. It was getting rather uncomfortable for us lately, but he has been checked the last night or two and we have given him such a reception now that he won't be in a hurry to come again."
CAFEL NEWYDD. the annual preaching services in con- nection with Capel Newydd Methodist Chapel will be held to-morrow (Sunday) and Monday evening. The special preacher will he the well-known divine, Dr. J. Cynddylan Jones. The Rev J. E. Davies, will officiate at the morning ser- vice.
Congratulations to Reginald John, Lakefiekl road, on gaining his Welsh Matriculation in the senior examination of the C.W.B. held last July.
I Football in France.
I Football in France. WELSHMEN BREAK COLONIAL'S RECORD. Writing to the "Star" from France, Pte. D. J. Rees, the well-known Rugby player says:—"No doubt your readers will be interested to have some details of a fine Rugby match placed on the New Zealanders ground, Yille de Rouen, be- I tween a team of IN-elsh players and a Colonial fifteen. The Welshmen were well selected and included several local players from Llanelly, Swan-sea, Amman- ford, Pontardulais, and other places. The game was well contested throughout, the skill and vigour shown by the Cymric boys reminding one of what one used to see at home in pre-war days. The spec- tators most of whom were Tommies, were delighted with the exhibition, and every good bit of play was cheered to the echo. Throughout the Welsh team held the upper hand but they were repeatedly foiled by the Colonial custodian who played a brilliant defensive game, saving his side time after time. Of the Welsh fifteen, Joe Davies, Pontardulais, shone in the third line, the star of the forwards being Lieut. Clarke of Pembroke Dock. In the end the Welshmen ran out winners by 1 goal 2 tries (11 points) to 1 try (3 points). After the game, the winners were invited by the Colonials to a grand dinner and congratulated on having broken the Colonials' two year ground record. A return match will be played on our ground shortly. MI -+- ■
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION W ANTED, Junior Female CLERK, I with knowledge of shorthand and typewriting. Apply, stating wages and experience (if any) in own handwriting to AV. Griffiths and Son, Falcon Chambers Llanelly. W ANTED, a General SERVANT, or AA orking Housekeeper; one capable of undertaking duties of small house; re- ferences essential. Apply by letter only to B.I., Star Office. w ANTED, a respectable WOMAN, Iff help two days weekly; 2 6 daily. Apply 51, Station road. I FOR SALE, three FOWLS; two are ￼ iF laying, 10s. 6d. the lot. Apply, 51, Station road. i T^OR SALE, Boat shape Baby CAR- I H lAG E; bargain, 15s. Apply, ] 51, Station road.
NATION'S CUSTARD POWDERS
I EVENINC TECHNICAL SCHOOL.
I EVENINC TECHNICAL SCHOOL. The following students of the above school have passed the Board of Educa- I tion's Higher Examination in metallurgy held last MayDavid G. Evans (with distinction) and AYm. E. Jenkins. Messrs Evans and Jenkins, who are both en- gaged as chemists at the Llanelly Steel- works, arc to be congratulated on their I' success in passing this examination, which is the most advanced held by the Board in the subject. Both have pre- v iously gained first class certificates in I the final, grad2 of the City and Guilds I Institute's examinations in "Iron and 1 Steel Manufacture."
rRoll of Honour
r Roll of Honour I Fallen Hero's Llanelly Associations. Private Cliff Davies, of tlie Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (late Welsh Cyclists), who is reported to have been killed by an enemy shell in France on the morning of the 21st ult., was a brother-in-law of Mr. Josh Bassett, an old Llanelly journalist, now stationed at Cardiff. The fallen hero was the only son of Mr. and Airs. Herbert Davies, for- merly of the Half-moon Hotel, Carmar- then, and now of the Hotel York, Bridgend. He makes the third member of the family to make the supreme sacri- fice on the blood-stained battlefields in France and Flanders, and the sixth bereavement the family have sustained during the course of the last four months. The deceased was a single man, 26 years of age, and an ironmonger by trade. He Fell Nobly. HOW LIEUT. ROBERTS DIED. In a. letter received a few days ago some particulars are given of the death in action of Lieut. Vie Roberts, son of Ald. J os. Roberts, J.P. The writer says- "I was extremely sorry to hear about Lieut. Roberts being killed. I saw him just before the battle but had no chance to speak to him. He fell nobly, and when shot, he shouted to the boys to keep going for they were on the winning side. This was his last message to his comrades who loved him so wel!? loved h,.m so well.?" DRIVER DAN RICHARDS. 1 j Capt. G. P. Thomas, the Commanding Officer cf the R.F.A. in France writing to Mr. and Mrs. Richards, 33 Penallt Ter- race, concerning their son Driver Dan. Richards, who was killed in sctfon on August 2Cth sa s;- "I very much regret to have to inform you that your son No. 3950 Driver Dan Richards, v,as killed in action last night by enemy sheli fire. Your son was pro- ceeding with the letters of the men in the battery to post, when an enemy btTell burst, killing him instantaneously. Your son was very well liked by all in the bat- tery and was a clean, smart and good soldier. His death came as a shock to all of us and the Officer, N.C.O. 's and men join with me in expressing our deep- est sympathy. The loss to us is great but to you it is irreparable and it might be of some little consolation to you to know that your son died in a great battle, doing duty to his King and country and that in so doing he gave up the greatest of all-his very life. We laid your son finally to rest this afternoon and the fun- eral service which was conducted by a Nonconformist Chaplain was attended by as many friends from the battery as eould be spared." Killed in Action. I SECRETARY OF TRINITY SUNDAY SCHOOL. News was received on Thursday of the death in action of Edgar Evans, son of Air. and Mrs. David Evans, Emma street. He was attached to the Machine Gun Section and had seen a lot of service in France. "Edgar" was well-known in the St. Paul's district, and was secretary of Trinity Snnday Scnool. He was a young man of fine character, and his death is deeply mourned hy a large, circle of friends. He is the first- of the SO mem- bers of Trinity Chapel with the Forces to fall in action.
I fR. DA Yill BRAZELL will take part 1 at the Benefit Concert to the Pwll A illrfge Boys. I
■ : INEW LOCAL LIEUTENANT.
■ I NEW LOCAL LIEUTENANT. I Sergt. Tom H. Treharne, of the Sth II I Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Air. IN-ni. Treharne, Delrryn House, Swansea road. has been granted a commission in an in- fantry regiment. He served in the Gallipoli campaign, and afterwards in Mesopotamia. Before joining the colours, Lieut. Treharne was cngaged ns clerk at I Lloyds Bank, Ammanford.
ASTERISKS. The rank cr LJane!.Y's bad:.dol' pa?c;s have been reduced by one this week. We are promised a further reduction shortly ID There are still a few vagrants left. Nine of the species were relieved at B: \n-. tirion last week as compared with 28 in the corresponding week of last vear. The local Tribunal resumed its activities on Thursday after a month's holiday. Some young fellows we know would net object if the holiday were indefinitely ex- tended. The County School successes at the Central Welsh Board examination are most gratifying. The results redound to the credit cf the pupils and their teachers. Shipbuilding schemes are being pro- moted at Cardiff and Newport. I- c it quite impossible to make a move at Llan- elly, the oldest shipbuilding port in South Wales ? The first instalment of Burry Port's "garden city" is now well in hand. The houses are being built on the field front- ing the main J'cad near Plasnewydd, com- inandiii,, a i-icii- of the estuary. A local preacher in a recent sermon commended to the Kaiser Jonah 1-12:- And he said unto them, Take me up and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you for I know that for my snke this great tempest is upon 'you." Wisdom from John Hodge :On the workmen's sale old customs of a restric- tive kind must, be cast aside; on the other side, the employers must realize that the workman or workwoman m-cst receive an a'b nuate share of the resum- ing gain." It may not be generally known that Llanelly is the largest engineering feI tre in South AAales. This is one of the secrets- of the success of the Shell Factory which has had the advantage of the experienced assistance or the local engineering managers. < AH old Llanellyite, in the person of 1e Rev.. T. H .AYilliams, M.A., visited the town yesterday. The rev. gentleman who is headmaster of the largest secondary school in Monmouthshire, is a son of the late Mr. Stephen Williams, who was for many years excise supervisor in the town. The succe. of a local reciter at the National Eisteddfod this week serves to remind one of the increased attention paid to elocution in our local schools. Books containing excellent selections of poetry are now in use in all of them, and the children are encouraged to select and learn pieces of their own choice. "I do not want to g* to hearen alone— the saints would not stop there alone." "Tlwre will be a new heaven and a new earth after the war." "We cannot live in the heaven of yes- terday." "G(;d cannot ?ve ihe world by Himself." The above are a few striking sentences from the sermons delivered at Burry Port by the Rev.. Nicholas (London) on Sunday. » » « An eisteddfod friend writes us fnirn Birkenhead t" say that the national gatherings tlure this week were rather lukewarm affah-s. "What a difference," he goes on, "as compared with the fervid festivals at Llanelly when the town be- came literally a sea of song. It is general- ly acknowledged that the Llanelly eis- teddfodau hav- not yet been excelled, and the sooner the town applies for a return visit the better." And so say all of us. < Machyms, where Llanelly's largest potato was grown this year, is said to have once been a famous religious house- hence the name, Monach Ykv« Monk's :siand. It is said that in the fifth cen- tury a splendid monastery was founded at Machynis, the first abbot being ,-t. Picro. Other historians dismiss this story as having "a rather doubtful foundation." There can be no doubt, however, about the monster potato. The Llanelly Harbour Trust is thirteen years old this week. The first election took place in September, 1904, and since teen the members have had most of their time taken up in struggling with the question channel improvement. For- a!)](, to-clav to regard their effort- with equanimity, the Carreg Faell scheme having proved a complete success. The be-nefits of deeper -.rater, iioworer. will net be realized ,:11" sbin- ping has resumed a more normal cacJi tion.