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NOTES OF THE DAY. from our London RAIDS ON LONDON. London must now be regarded as a City in the War Zone. Far several nights -in succession it lias "been bombarded by Ger- man aeroplanes, who took advantage of the brightness of the harvest moon to sally forth from Belgium on their mission of destruction and death. Aeroplanes can only be effectively attacked by aero- planes, but in the moonlight our .airmen have the .greatest difficulty in finding the enemy, and it is practicably impossible to distinguish friend from foe. Jn these circumstances we have to rely ^chiefly for defence 011 anti-aircraft guns, with which the inner and outer zones of London are now girdled- The gunners cannot see the enemy planes and have to -rely on the eSect-of a sustained barrage of shells, the menace of which hampers and ihinders the attack and sometimes beats it off entire- ly. Undoubtedly the barrage up to a point, has been effective, for comparative- ly few of the raiders got through; but the rear of the guns kept up sometimes for a -couple of hours has had a terrify- ing effect on the nervous section of the population. On the whole, however, London has been wonderfully calm under the "strain of this double bombardment. The amount of damage done by the enemy in -these night raids has been quite sur- prisingly small. No important building has been struck and no 'military damage of any kind or description has been sus- tamed, but unfortunately a number of people have been killed and injured, all of them non-combatants, and most of them women and children. Barbarism. All the world is horrified at the bar- barism of these aerial attacks on a civilian population. It used to be the tradition in warfare to spare the non- combatant. The Germans have changed all that, and seem to take a fiendish de- light in letting the horrors of war descend upon the most helpless and unoffending sections of a belligerent people. A loud demand for reprisals has found expression I in the British Press in the past week. That demand is natural enough. There is no reason why it should be withstood, though it would be a manifest mistake to weaken our aerial strength on the military fronts, simply in order to gratify feelings of revenge 'by the bombing of German towns. Tfte Mosaic Law. I From the speech delivered by General Smuts en Thursday, it would seem that the Cabinet are fully alive to that danger. At the same time he made it plain that the British Government will no longer be restrained by its old scruples from the adoption of a policy of reprisals. As he truly said, we are dealing with an enemy whose culture has not carried him beyond the rudiments of the Mosaic Law, and to whom you can only apply the maxim, "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for' a tooth." But it is the Germans who will be respon- sible for any intensification of the horrors of war. Their "Lusitania" sinkings, their poison gas, their aerial attacks on open towns have branded them with in- delible shame. We are dealing with a nation whose morals are those of the wild beast of the jungle. Ceneral Smuts. What an admirable speaker is General Smuts His address to the Chambers of Commerce, so calm and wise, so full of pith and displaying so masterly a grip of the essential facts of the present situa- tion, will enhance his fame. One likes too, its impersonal note, the entire ab- sence of egotism, and the moral idealism that shines through it, with a clear and steady flame. For my own part, I find more nutriment in the speeches of General Smuts than in those of any British states- man. Mr. Lloyd George can be witty and incisive, eloquent and coruscating, but the texture of his speeches is often very thin and the tone sometimes mean and trivial. Mr. Asquith can be gravely eloquent and is always dignified, but his mind is that of the Nisi Prius lawyer, without richness or glow. Mr. Churchill is a great artist in words, but his flam- boyant periods please the ear, without giving satisfaction to the mind. On the other hand, the oratory of General Smuts sustains and inspires. There is a solid core in his speeches and listening to or reading them, you, realise that this man has both political philosophy and moral idealism, and that he surveys the prob- lems of war and peace as a thinker and a doer. It would bo greatly to ,the ad- vantage of the Empire if this sagacious .and powerful mind could be retained in London after the war for the service of the British Commonwealth. I Food Supplies. I I understand on high authority that there will be no shortage of bread or meat during the winter months if only the people keep their consumption of these commodities down to the lowest possible limits. What is troubling the authori- ties for the time being is the anticipated deficiencies in butter and margarine. A -1 1- falling off in our importation of these commodities to the extent of at least 50 per cent. is a certainty of the immediate future. Holland which used to send great quantities of margarine to this country, is producing less owing to the restriction on sea traffic diminishing the supply of her raw materials. She will now want all the margarine she produces for her own consumption. Denmark, whose people in the past were large buyers of Dutch mar- garine, will have to- substitute for it the butter which they formerly exported to Great Britain. Therefore, for some time to come, we in this country will get, no margarine from Holland and very little butter from Denmark. It is a great mis- fortune that our own production of mar- garine is not nearly adequate to the needs of the British market, and the more deplorable because the constituents of margarine are only grown within the British Empire.
MATCHES IN MUNITION FACTORY, Wm. Griffiths, Lacliwen, Kidwelly, was fined JE2 at the Police Court for having a match in his possession at a certain factory, the defendant disclaiming any knowledge of it, and stating that be thought he had thrown all his matches away.
WORI(INC AN UNFIT KORSE. Inspector J. W. Milliard, of the R. S. P.C.A., summoned W Jenkins, Pencerrig, By no a, at the Police Court for working a horse in an unfit state between Sept. 18th and Sept. 21st, while Albert Lyon, Glynea Colliery was proceeded against for caus- ing the horse to be worked. Mr. F. N. Powell appeared for the de- fendants, who pleaded guilty. The Bench fizic-d Jenkirs Cl, while Lyons was fined £ 3.
BRITISH AND FOREICN SAILORS' SOCIETY. As a result of the enthusiastic efforts of the Girl Guides, Girls' Life Brigades, Boy Scouts, Boys' Life Brigades, and Boys' Brigades of Llanefly, a cheque for £100 9s. 3d. has been sent by the treasurer to this Society's headquarters. Great praise is due to the excellent organization of the local secretary, Mr. Dewi 0. Evans, and the treasurer, Mr. Phillip Rogers who were ably assisted 'by a number of willing helpers.
ATHENAEUM HALL LLANELLY. Grand. n Eisteddfod. k_ _¿.]! ll 11 II IHII llll IHIIIIIII11 HUB ■ III IIHIIII SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 1917. Under the auspices of the Attested Married. Men's Association. Programmes now ready, to be obtained from the Hon. Secretary, W. J. HUGHES, 38, Burry Street, Llanelly.
A Factory Assault. "THE COLLECTION WILL NOW BE TAKEN." Thomas Elliott, Brynmor road, at the Police Court summoned Wm. Evans, Elkington road, Burry Port, at the Police Court for assault. Plaintiff said he was a labourer at the Pembrey factory, and on Sept. 22nd, de- fendant assaulted him in the labourer's mess-room. Defendant took off his coat and cap and started to make a collection without saying what it was for or who it was for. Witness refused to contribute en principle and defendant blackguarded and struck him with his fist in the right eye. P.S. W- H. Rees said that plaintiff's right eye was badly bruised. Defendant was fined LI.
Lieutenant's Tragic Death v ■ SAD BLOW FOR A LLANELLY FAMILY. We deeply regret to announce the death of Lieut. Cyril Lewis, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lewis, York House, which took place as the result of an acci- dent at Chatham on Wednesday. This gallant young officer, who was attached to the Middlesex Regiment, had seen a < lot of service in: France, and had been on duty in this country more recently. Last week he took a draft to Ireland and broke his return journey to London at Llanelly, where he stayed a few days. He left this town on Tuesday, and after reaching London went on to Chatham. On the following day, it appears that during practice a faulty cartridge back fired, breaking the notch of the bolt of the rifle. The piece flew outwards, and struck theofficer in the neck, causing a deep wound. All he said was, "What is it ?" And when a fellow-officer replied, "You're all right," Lieut. Lewis said, "Thanks," ;and passed away almost immediately. The inquest took place at Chatham on Friday, and the body was brought to Llanelly to-day (Saturday) for interment at the Church Cemetery at 3 o'clock on Monday. The funeral will be with mili- tary honours. The- deepest sympathy is expressed with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis in their bereavement. "Cyril" was highly popular in the town, ,and seemed to be marked out for a great career. Educated at the National Schools he then went on to Llandovery College, and won a scholarship at St. John's Col- lege, Oxford, where he was in residence when he volunteered for service. He has two brothers, one in France and the other in Egypt.
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To Burry Port Pacifists. WHY WE ARE FIGHTING. (From today's "Burry Port Star." Pacifism is gaining ground in the country, and it is snarling at Burry Port, and like many snarling dogs it can't al- ways be got at. Last week we had something to say about the conspicuous absence of ministers from the War Aims meeting, And we referred to the "pieties" "heard time after time at the English Baptish Church." I "Behind the Times." I The Rev. D. J. Thomas has retaliated In one convincing slash he has disarmed us; with a powerful, swiping argument he has rendered us prostrate. We are now waiting to be buried What did he say ? This-that those who write as we did are "behind the times In that case the rev. gentleman has not yet been born His paltry "reply" is a sample of the utter weakness of the whole pacifist case. This argument is that all war is wrong and that because it is hateful it should be stopped now. Mr. Asquith,—who knows something about the war, not so much, probably as the Rev. Thomas, but still, something-says: "W e are fighting for peace." War is hateful, true. It is a crime and an abomination. But, as the world stands to-day-not as we wish it stood, or as it will stand in forty years' time—war is sometimes inevitable, and the lesser of two evils Did we wish, will, plan, or help to force the war upon humanity ? We challenge Mr Thomas to prove that, anywhere he likes. What is his alternative policy to the one this country, honourably and nobly carried out in August, 1914 ? Would he have stood aside to see Belgium and France crushed to the dust Would he look on at the impending disintegration of the Empire which affords him, through the heroic and continuous efforts of its soldiers and sailors, opportunities to prattle arrant nonsense and tantalising humbug from the pulpit ? Does he look upon the murderers of Nurse Cavell, Captain Fryatt, and of the passengers of the Lusitania as his brother-Christians ? If he does, let him read "Degenerate Germany," by Henry de Halsalle. It only costs Is. Perhaps,—but we are doubtful, for argument, sense, and an appeal to humanity are wasted upon crazy pacifists —he might then leave the dream world of his snugly complacent and roseate visions, and descend into the world of hard fact, clear reason—and the things that matter Meanwhile we beg to inform him that we are highly amused at his attempts "to state a case," and that we intend to steer a straight course despite his "hurricane" of rhetoric Another "Charge." I There is another colleague of Mr. Thomas whose views are somewhat "peculiar." We refer to the Rev. R. Ellis Williams. From the pulpit at Tabernacle on Sunday he, with more vehemence than wisdom, denounced those who "spoke at street corners or wrote to the papers" about peace-in the strain we have written about it-and he went on to declare that such attempts were con- trary to the teachings of Scripture. The real Christians, we presume then, are the pacifists and conscientious objectors If that is so, we say, and say seriously, heaven help Christianity The real peace- makers to-day are the soldiers and the sailors. The men who are doing, in a day, more for religion and Christianity than noisy fulminations from the pulpit can do in years, are those who are keep- ing the foul Hun at bay I Are they better ? Does Mr. Williams suppose that the pacifists are actuated by purer or more idealistic motives than, say, President Wilson ? Would a man of Wilson's in- tegrity and moral worth have pledged the whole might of the Great Republic if this were a war, on our part, for anything else than the lofty motives, we contend, actuated our participation ? The ques- tion has only to be asked to be answered The men who want the war finished as honourably as it was started are not lovers of war or blood-lusters, as some of the devout persons with a marked mental squint would suggest. No sane man lives who does not desire peace No sane man lives who does not desire the proper kind of peace Has Germany shown a regard for Christian principles P Has she or has she not ? What does the Rev. R. E. Williams think ? What does the Rev. D. J. Thomas think ? No man out- side a lunatic asylum will say so. If we have a patched-up compromise peace now it will be a Victory for Germany A I [ victory for that spirit which of it is any- thing is definitely, inherently, fundamen-I tally, completely Anti-Christ. How then can it be consistent, or fair, or reason- able for those who are the recognized ad- vocates and exponents of the principles of the Gospel compromise with the evil which would make the gospel impossible? Where is the church militant to-day ?
"Simply Quibbling/' -0 Mr. Clynne Jones and Sugar for Breweries. At the meeting of the Food Control Committee last night, the Mayor presid- ing, a telegram from the Food Ministry [ was read in reply to the committee's question as to whether they had powers in making investigations to inspect manu- facturers' invoice as to quantities of sugar supplied in 1915. The Ministry replied to the effect that if the Commit- tee was satisfied that inaccuracies were deliberate representations should be made to the Divisional Food Controller, who would consider what further steps could be taken. A long list of applications for supplies of sugar from cake manufacturers, ice- cream vendors, confectioners, were dealt with. Sugar for the Brewers. I An interesting discussion took place I during the consideration of the applica- I tion of Messrs. Buckleys Brewery for a supply of sugar. In the first instance Messrs. Buckleys applied for 324 cwts for the year, but the committee regarding this as excessive, the application was referred back, and they now asked for 81 cwts. The Shops Inspector (Mr W. A. Davies) reported that he had inspected the in- voices of the Company on sugar supply in 1915, and from what he saw they were entitled to the amount now asked for. In reply to a question as to what quan- tity of sugar he saw at the Brewery the Inspector said it was only a kind of black stuff which could not be used for domes- tic purposes. Some members of the Committee were of opinion that Messrs Buckley should not receive such a large amount, and the Mayor directed the Committee's attention to the Inspector's statement. Mr. Glynne Jones: It is simply quibbling to say that the sugar supplied to brewers is not fit for human consumption. It is a well known fact that brewers are still making use of sugar which could be util- ized by the people of this country. I I don't think it altogether fair that the Brewery should receive all this quantity while we have already been cutting down supplies to the poorer people. The Deputy Mayor (Coun. Dan Wil- liams) The Government have limited the manufacture of beer so that Messrs. Buckley can only brew a stipulated quan- tity, and I take it they are perfectly en- titled to the necessary supplies of sugar. It was ultimately decided to grant 81 cwts. Butter Prices Rushed up. When the meat, butter and milk prices came up for consideration it was decided that a special conference be held with the dealers. The Mayor stated that on Saturday while butter was scarce at the market one of the multiple shops was alleged to have rushed up the prices to 2s. lOd. per lb. He thought this should be referred to the Food Controller. It transpired that the quality of the butter sold at the shop referred to was not scheduled and the committee decided to ask that this particular class of butter should be included in the schedule, and further the suggestion of the Mayor that the case referred to should be brought to the notice of the Ministry of Food.
BIRTH. WILLIAMS.—Oct. 6th, at 24, Alban road Llanelly, to Mr. and Mrs. Eaekiel T. Williams, a son.
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Fire at a Munition Dump LLANELLY GUNNER'S SPLENDID I HEROISM. Official news was received on Wednes- I Official news W'aT received on 'YedneS-¡ day that Gunner W. T. Rogers, R.F .A., son of Mr. Tom Rogers, 107, Old Castle road, has been awarded the Military Medal. Our gallant townsman before the war was employed as a behinder at the Old Castle Works, where the news of his decoration was received with special pleasure. The official description of the act reads as follows:— ) "He received this Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty in arresting the spreading of a fire to adjacent dumps w hen enemy r shell fire caused the loss of about 26,000 rounds of ammunition in the forward area on July 28th last." The medal was forwarded by the Officer Commanding for presentation with the C.R.A's and his own congratulations. For the presentation ceremony all the men were paraded, and the Colonel pinned the ribbon to the medallist's tunic and spoke warmly of his act of bravery. Gunner Rogers was one of the first to volunteer for his country, and has been out in the thick of the fighting in France since December, 1915. Up to the present he has escaped unscathed, and we trust that his good fortune will continue until the end. He is an old Lakefield School boy and is remembered with affection by his old master and teachers.
THE "BHOYS" OF THE LABOUR I MOB. (By One of Them). Only a British Tommy, One of the labour mob, Unfit to carry a rifle But ready for any job. Up in the morning early, Cheerfully doing his bit, Filling a waggon or trolley, Using a spade or pick. Shells for the boys in the trenches, He works away with a will, For he knows the boys will thank him And Fritz will "foot his bill." Not much honour and glory. But he works in the danger zone With his old "tin hat" and "gas bag," As a guard from danger unknown. And when the war is over, And the labourer's work is done, A grateful country will thank him Although he was not A. 1. Thomas Howard Thomas (of Burry Port), B.E.F. France.
WOMAN'S BAD RECORD. Elizabeth Evans, Station road, against whom numerous convictions were repo-rt- ed, was proceeded against at the Police Court for being drunk and disorderly on October 3rd. P.C. B. Roberts said he saw the de- fendant lying on the pavement. She was in a drunken state and was quarrelling with her husband. I Defendant said she went to a place of amusement and her husband struck her, in consequence of which* she went to search for a constable. She had not touched a drop of drink since she was last before the Court. P.C. M. Hull said he saw defendant very drunk and staggering about the road. Defendant was sent to prison for a month.
THE VISIT OF LORD ROBERTS. To the Editor of the "Star." I Sir, In the "Asterisks" column of the "Llanelly Star" last week the statement is made that eleven years ago to last week (i.e., week ending Sept. 22nd) Lord Roberts paid a visit to Llanelly. My own impression at the time of read- ing the paragraph was that it was twelve, and not eleven years ago that Lord Roberts visited the town, namely in 1905, and in August of that year. Since read- ing the paragraph I find on looking through a diary for 1905, that my impres- sion was quite correct, for Lord Roberts came here on Saturday, August 26th, j 1905, so that the visit was certainly not made in September, 1906. But we are in I agreement as regards the state of the I weather upon that never to be forgotten j| occasion. Very wet I am, etc., ) am, ete., Ii Oct. 3rd, 1917. VERAX. ["Verax" is correct, and for once (!) I the "Star" wawrong. Editor.] ¡
B.W.T.A. The usual meeting of the above Society | will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at fj.30 p.m. in the Stepney Ms. Will ell mombers kindly make an effort to attend.
ASTERISKS. Thirteen years ago on Thursday the Loughor railway disaster took place. < There is a general feeling at the front that the war will be over this side of Christmas. So mote it be. Sergt. Ivor Rees, V.C., has had a further extension of leave, and will not return to duty until Tuesday. The import trade of Burry Port is booming. A case of measles has just been imported from Ponthenry. At Narberth the price of milk is to be increased from 4d. to 5d. a quart. At Llanelly ———— please don't mention it. There are nearly 50 acres of open spaces in Llanelly, owned by the Corporation. The largest, of course, is Pare Howard, which is over 24 acres in extent. tt 0 What about the proposed technical school for LIanelly P Have the Educa- tion Committee forgotten all about the generous offer of the late Mr. Beaumont Thomas ? Damsonf are now being sold in South Wales at three-halfpence per pound.They are the last of the plums which have been in remarkable abundance. Blackberries too, have been a record crop this year. The news of the tragic death of Lieut. Cyril Lewis came as a painful shock to his native town. Only on Tuesday he was home among us, in splendid health and spirits. This morning he was brought back to Llanclly-in his coffin. 0 A correspondent writes suggesting that the Amateur Operatic Society should be re-formed to produce, say, "The Mikado" for local charities. This is an excellent idea and we hope that Mr. Percy Rees and his friends will be able to act upcn it. • • •* A writer in a London magazine uses up a fin*; lot, oi adjectives in describing the beauties of Welsh rivers. But will it be believed, he does'nt even mention the Lliedi! Evidently our Saxon friend has'llt seen this noble stream when there's water in it. < < < Master Stafford Howard shared with "Marged Fach" the honours of the Pwll Celebrations on Saturday. The little gentleman received the salute of the Y.C. with a. composure that even that fine old veteran, Sir James Hills Johnes could not have improved upon. Sarcastic comment is made in Carmar- then -on the shabby treatment meted cut to a down-line hero. At Llanelly, Sergt. Ivor Rees comes in for a snug £ '300. at Carmarthen, another brilliant soldier is presented with the freedom of the borough Much good may it 110 him. He was sitting in the Chamber of Com- meree the other evening grousing about the war, the weather and the taxes—es- pecially the taxes. "They are taxing everything these days," he complained. "Yes, chipped in one of his listeners, "they will be taxing your memory soon." The lesson for the afternoon was the Prodigal Son, and the teacher explained the old story to her little class. "And the father of the prodigal son fell on his neck and wept." "Now," she went on, I why did he weep P" Tommy? "I bet you'd weep, too, if you fell on your neck." Mr. David Rhys, barrister-at-law,-a former member of the staff of the Inter- mediate School, is now discharging im- portant duties in North Wales in connec- tion with war allowances. He is one of the Commissioners appointed by the Gov- a,,)pol n- L-e d by the Gov- ernment to investigate cases of hardship arising out of civil liabilities of men wha have joined the Forces. < < "Can I see the lady of the house ?"* asked the canvasser. "Yes, you can." "Well, madam," he went or, "I am sel- I ling a can-opener which cannot be beaten. It opens any can that can be opened by a can-opener, and any can can be opened by j this can-opener that can be opened by any can-opener if you can show me a can, I can-. But the door had shut.
I ST. JOHN NURSING BRIGADE. (Nursing Division). Dr. Evans will resume classes on first aid on Wednesday next, October 10th. at 110 ,-t- 'I". ""kat G. ;ls' '1' 7.30 pun., at ino Market Girls' Sc hool. All are invited to attend.
Water for Burry Port. I I I NEW ARRANGEMENT WITH LLANELLY. At the meeting of the Llanelly Water- works Committee, the Town Clerk and Borough Surveyor reported on the supply of water from the Corporation's main used by the Burry Port Council. They drew attention to supplies which are new being taken by Mr W. A. Davey, New Lodge, Burry Port, for the use of the Lodge at his gates and also the supply taken by Mr. Thomas of Moreb farm. With reference to an application by the New Pool Colliery Co. for a water supply, the Committee recommend that such sup- ply be afforded, provided that it is carried by two pipes not larger than three- quarters of an inch in diameter. j It was repsrted that the Burry Port Urban Council would offer no opposition' and that the Colliery Company had also consulted the Rural Council who were willing, subject to an agreement between the Colliery Company and that Council. The Committee recommend that the following letter be written to the Burry Port Urban Council by the Town Clark:— I Agreement of 9th April, 1912. With reference to supplies of water from the six inch main belonging to the Corporation, and constructed in pur- suance of the agreement as part of this Authority's undertaking, I am to indicate that the Corporation offer no objection to your continuing to give supplies of water to Mr Davey, of Nw Lodge, Burry Port, and Mr. Thomas, of Moreb farm, nor will they object to your supplying water through two pipes, each of not more than three-quarters of an inch in diameter from the Corporation's main to Messrs. Evan Davies and Co., Ltd., for their New Pool Colliery. I understand that your Authority are quite satisfied that this will, in no way, injuriously in- terfere with the general supply conveyed by the six inch main. The work of making the connections with our main will be carried out by the Corporation at the expense of Messrs. Evan Davies and Co., Ltd.