I ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr. E. Anthony, coal merchant, Bigyn road, de-sires to thank all those friends who sent messages of condolence in hia sad bereavement through the death of hia wife, and also to those who sent floral tributes.
HIPPODROME. "Where there's a Will there's a- ? is the title of the revue that is to be staged at the Hippodrome next week, and a rollicking time is assured to all patrons. Mr. J. W. Little is responsible for the production, which includes a. num- ber of first-class artistes. We advise our readers to book a sea £ at once for this bumper programme.
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NOTES OF THE DAY From our London Correspondent. I CUR COAL OUTPUT. I COAL has again become the question I of the hour. I do not remember for many years such widespread dismay in the House of Commons as was caused by the statement of the President of the Board of Trade as to the anticipated I heavy decline in the output of coal in the .next 12 months and a probable further in- crease of 4s. 6d. per ton in coal prices. Coal is a raw material in every manufac- turing process; it is so to say the daily bread of industry; and a big increase in its price will affect seriously the cost of production of all manufactured articles. To take steel as an illustration. Three tons of coal are required to produce a rton of steel. A further increase of 4s. 6d. per ton in the price of coal must there- fore mean a considerable rise in the price of British steel, and this at a time when America is deliverng steel in this country at prices with which British steel-makers find it difficult to compete. CRAVE EFFECT ON TRADE. I WHAT applies to steel applies to other manufactured products. In short, dear coal means an universal rise in the price of commodities produced in this country. Sir Auckland Geddes in- tends to reduce our coal exports in the coming year to 23,000,000 tons, in order to ensure that we shall have a sufficiency of coal for our home needs. The motive is understandable, but the policy is one of very doubtful wisdom. In 1913 we ex- ported oversea no less than 77,000,000 tons of coal. To reduce this total by over 50,000,000 tons will have a grave effect on our international trade. It must be remembered that coal is as good as gold as a means of paying our foreign creditors. Moreover it has had much to do with the stimulation of our shipping industry. A vessel bringing goods to this country from any part of the globe could be sure of getting an outward cargo of British coal, for which there is always 4 good market abroad. About four- fifths of the total weight of British ex- ports consists of coal. But for coal most of the vessels bringing cotton, corn, meat, wool and sugar into our ports would be compelled to clear without cargo and in ballast. If in future they are unable to get outward cargoes, ship- owners will have to increase their inward freight rates, with the result that the price of all imported articles, raw Uiaterials as well as food, must be raised. It will be seen that a draistic reduction of our coal exports will have very far-reach- ing consequences. A MENACINC SITUATION. I fpHE menacing situation in regard to i coal has arisen directly from the ￼ increased wages and shorter hours de- creed to the miners by the Coal Com- mission. No one grudges the miner good wages and a shorter working shift. But unfortunately his productive capacity tends steadily to diminish. Absenteeism from the mines is increasing and the larger wages tempt many of the miners to take a couple of days off in the work- ing week whenever they are so minded. Absenteeism, not the shorter working shift, is chiefly responsible for the decline in output. Mr. Smillie, whose influence with the miners is unbounded, would do I a public service by denouncing absentee- ism aud the "ca. canny" spirit. I THE Labour Party in Parliament is I not doing well. It has had unique I opportunities in this House of Commons, j but it has muffed most of them. There is no cohesion in the Varty and it is rent with dissensions. Too many of its mem- bers are old trade union officials, without J faith or vigour. One of the gravest weaknesses of the Labour Party is the bad attendance of its members. The fre- | quent spectacle of the deserted appear- j ance of the Labour benches is nothing short of a scandal. The Labour Party will never learn its Parliamentary busi- ness unless its members attend better to their duties.
Llaneily's Tank ARRIVES IN PARC HOWARD BY EASY STAGES. WELCOME TO THE 15th WELSH. I On Thursday Llanelly was the scene' of a demonstration for the double purpose o+ welcoming home the cadre of the 15th Welsh Regiment, and also of receiving the gift of a Tank which has been pre- sented to the town in recognition of its efforts in connection with War Savings. Unfortunately, the Tank, which has been lying at the station for some days, began to give trouble soon after it com- menced its lumbering journey to Pare Howard. It came to a full stop near the Western Works and the procession then moved forward, leaving the unwieldy monster to reach its last resting place by easy stages later on. The procession was headed by the De- mobilized Soldiers and Sailors' Band, who played favourite airs along the route, the Town Band also taking part. The various bodies composing the procession were:— The Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors, War Savings Committee, Discharged Soldiers and Sailors, the Volunteer Battalion, V.A.D. Nurses, St. John Am- bulance, Fire Brigade, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. The procession came to a halt behind the Castle, in the Park, where a small platform had been erected. The Mayor (Coun. Dan Williams, J.P.) opened the proceedings by introducing Lieut.-Col. Parkinson and all the officers and men. Addressing the soldiers, the Mayor said: "We can rejoice at the loyalty of you men who have fought so gallantly for your country's cause. We are sorrowful at the loss of your brave comrades who now lie in France and other theatres of the terrible war, yet at the same time I bring to mind a story of an officer who often declared that he wished for nothing better than to die in the face of his enemies. Now that the awful war is over I hope you will have a right happy time in this country. I hope we shall do all ii. our power to make life a little easier for you than it has been the last four and a half years." The Carmarthenshire Battalion left for France in the early days of the war, and took part in the Battles of the Somme and Mametz Wood. The Battalion won its full share of distinctions, Lieut.-Col. Parkinson gaining the D.S.O., Capt. J. Williams, Capt. T. Longman, and Capt. Jordan the M.C. and bar, 23 others awarded the M.C., whilst 22 had won the D.C.M. I In concluding, the Mayor said "Gentle- men, you have a glorious reputation,,4%nd have done great deeds." Col. Parkinson. I Lieut.-Col. Parkinson expressed his heartfelt thanks for the kind and ap- preciative words spoken, and for the wel- come he and his men had received. He was proud to be back once again in Wales, and in Llanelly. He had many recollections of the' kindness shown them by Llanelly during the war. He was there for the express purpose of present- ing to the town two silver bugles which the Battalion had won out in France (cheers). They were not exactly war trophies as they were won in cross- country running; but still they would serve as a valuable reminder to the 15th AVelsh and to Llanelly, of the many brave lads who had fallen. One of the bugles was won on the 9th of August, 1918, the other in January of this year. They were entrusted to the town on the special condition that they would be returned when-required, which he hoped would be never. The High Sheriff. I I Responding to the Mayor's invitation, Mr. Harry D. Evans, High Sheriff, then addressed the crowd. He expressed his pleasure at welcoming the men back after their arduous labours on behalf of their native land. They hd ever been in the thoughts of the Llanelly people who had done all they could .to help them while ) they were fighting the country's battles. What Llanelly has done. I Interesting figures were given by Ald. D. James Davies of Llanelly's efforts in regard to war finance, Up to date, £ 2,000,000 has been invested by Llanelly in War Savings. During the last few months 102,000 certificates have been purchased, which shows that the people are still investing. It was a fine invest- ment, and encouraged people to be thrifty. He hoped it would be carried on for a few years yet. Speeches followed from Mr. Willis Jones, Mr. Morgan Morgan, and Mr. E. E. Bailey, the last named mentioning with pride the fact that there were 94 war savings associations in Llanelly including the various schools which had done their part nobly. During the proceedings, Col. Parkin- son decorated C.S.M. Richardson with the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry on the field,
Road Mystery x EXTRAORDINARY MOTOR FATALITY. TRAGIC DEATH OF A LLANELLY I LADY. An inquest was held on Thursday at Siloh Chapel on the body of Mrs. Sarah Jane Morgan, whose death resulted through an extraordinary motor car mis- hap which occurred at Pembrey on Tues- day. Passing through Pembrey to Kid- welly the car collided with a horse and cart. The deceased, who was seated in the car, was thrown out on to the road, and upon the arrival of Dr. Owen Wil- lims it was found that death had super- vened on concussion of the brain. The deceased was well known in the town and was highly respected by all who knew her. She carried on a fruiterer's busi- ness at Station road, and resided at Queen Victoria road. I Car Driver's Evidence. I Evidence of identification was given by the deceased's son-in-law, Mr. Wangland, Queen Victoria road. He stated that he was driving the motor car to Carmarthen. The deceased was a passenger seated in the back of the car, right behind him. The accident occurred just after passing Pembrey Church. He saw a horse and cart approaching at a distance of about 20 yards. At this time he was within a yard of his left hand side of the road, but the cart was on its wrong side. He was driving at about 5 miles per hour, and put his brakes on. The cart made a clearance but not sufficient for him to pass. He thought it would pass so he tried at a slow speed of about 3 miles per hour. His attention was next called by a scream from his wife (who was seated next to him), and on looking back he saw the deceased lying on the road about 12 tc 16 yards behind. He had been driving a car for about six months. Heard a Crash. I Thomas Spencer, Penybank, Pembrey, stated that he passed the cart within about 20 yards of where the accident oc- curred. The cart was travelling on the left hand side of the road and was quite close to the kerb. Shortly after he heard i. crash; he looked back and saw the de- ceased in a stooping position with her face on the ground. On examining the tracks he noticed that the car had skidded about 9 yards, and further on it seemed to have skidded again. The car seemed to have skidded on the left side of the road. Mr. Ludford (for Mr. Wangland): Can you say how near the car seemed to be to the left side when it started skidding? —No. I Driver of the Cart. I John Peter Roberts, Pembrey, stated that he was in the employ of Mr. Daniel Davies, and was the driver of the cart. He remembered passing the last witness, and at that time his cart was on the left hand side of the road. He kept to the same side of the road, and in less than minute he saw the motor car approach- ing. After the car had collided he con- tinued his journey on the same side. When the motor car was about 20 yards ) from him it was in the centre of the road. He was quite close to the left hand side when the collision occurred. The width of the cart was about 6 feet, and the width of the road about 18 feet.. He felt the collision but could not say what part of the cart the motor car had struck. He saw the deceased leaping out of the car, but he could not exactly say whether 1 she tried to jump or whether it was the effect of the collision. He did not remem- ber hearing the motor horn being blown. He had examined the road and found that his left hand wheel was about one foot from the left hand pavement. The car seemed to have stopped about 82 feet from where the accident occurred. The Foreman What part of your cart was struck by the car ?-The shaft. The Coroner: What part of the shaft ? —About the centre. Mr T. R. Ludford Both of you seemed to have kept on the proper side of the road, then how did the collision occur ? —I don't know. Can you explain why Mrs Morgans was thrown out of the car ?-I cannot. If the car ran into you there would be marks on the front of the car, but as it I happens there are none ?-I don't know. I Medical Evidence. [ Dr. Owen Williams, Burry Port, stated that he saw the deceased at 3.35 p.m. on I the 3rd of June. She was then alive, I but unconscious. He saw no injury only she was suffering from concussion of the I brain. She died ten minutes later. There j was no mark to indicate that she had i been struck before falling on the ground. Ho was of opinion that if tTie driver stopped suddenly and she at the time was standing up, the impact might have thrown her out. Mr. Ludford You cannot imagine her being thrown out of the car by a sudden stop when the car was travelling at a spepd of about six miles an hour ?-No. A Wide Road. I P.S. Mitchelmore stated that he had measured the width of the road where the accident occurred,, and it was 18 feet. The width of the cart was 5ft. llin., and the width of the motor car was 5ft. 7in: What the Motor Cyclist saw. Albert Lewis, Llanelly, stated that he was motor-cycling on the day in question. He was coming behind the car, and it ap- peared to be travelling about five miles an hour. He saw the deceased leave the car but could not say how she did. Saen from a Window. I Wm. Parr, Sunnyside, Pembrey, stated I that he was looking out of the bedroom window at the time the accident occurred. He saw a, car coming down the hill at a very slow speed and the horn was sound- ed. He then heard a slight crash and a scream. He looked down the direction of the car and saw the horse dashing and the deceased lying on the floor. The cart at this time appeared to be in the middle of the road. Benjamin Parr, Pembrey, gave similar evidence. Dl. Davies, contractor, Burry Port, owner of the cart stated that he had the horse referred to for eleven years and it was of a very quiet nature. Roberts, the driver, had only been in his employ for a fortnight.. i The jury then recalled 1%11. Wangland. Foreman: How long have you been driving a car ? Witness (Mr. Wangland) ? About 6 months. Foreman: What was your condition at the time, had you taken any drink? Witness: No, I'm teetotaller. The driver of the cart, \vas then re- called and questioned about his condition and he replied "No, I've never touched a drop in all my life." The jury returned a verdict of acciden- tal death, and exonerated both drivers from any blame.
Ii GIBSON'S AUCTION MART MARKET STREET, LLAWELLY, Sale of Household Furniture, etc. CHAS. GIBSON and SONS (A. E. Gibson) will SELL by AUCTION at their MART, on FRIDAY, 13th June, 1919, a quantity of Superior Household FURNITURE Etc. Sale at 2 p.m. Terms Cash.
OBITUARY MRS. A. ANTHONY, Bigyn Road. I The funeral took place on Thursday of Mrs. A. Anthony, wife of Mr. E. Anthony, coal merchant, Bigyn road. The deceased who was 50 years of age, had suffered a long and painful illness, and passed away on Saturday last. The interment took pice at the Box Cemetery, Revs. W. J. Williams (Calfaria), W. Trevor Jones (Bethania), and W. R. Watkin (Moriah), officiating. Much sympathy is extended to Mr. Anthony in his sad bereavement. MR. JAMES WELCH. On Thursday afternoon was laid to rest the mortal remains of Mr. James Welch, tailor and cutter, Robinson terrace. amidst evidence of regret. Four Green- field deacons and four fellow Sunday School workers acted as bearers; he was cne of the eldest members of the church and also of the choir. Deep sympathy is felt for the widow and. family in their sore trial. ,'Jim," as he loved to be called, was of a bright and cheery dis- position, and was much beloved. He will be missed by the inmates of the sick wards at Bryntirion where he loved to speak and sing the gospel messages. MR. D. ALF. HODGES. I I It is with unfeigned regret that we chronicle the death of Mr D. Alf Hodges, I son of the late Mr. Roger Hodges and of I Mrs. Hodges, Beecroft, College Hill, which took place on Tuesday after a long .L. illness that had been borne with great fortitude. Deceased, who was only 23 years of age, was, prior to the war, en- gaged on the clerical staff at the Great Western Goods Office, where by his rec- I titude and devotion to duty he won the confidence and respect of his superiors I and subordinates. In 1915 he enlisted as I a wireless telegraphist in the Navy, and there is ground for the belief that the rigorous campaign undermined his con- I stitution, with the result thaJ he was discharged. He was of a cheerful dis- position, and possessed generous instincts His companionship was sought by a wide circle of friends, who deeply deplore his I demise. The deepest sympathy is felt for I the relatives in their sad bereavement. The funeral (for men only) took place ) this atfernoon. ) Mrs. Hodges and family desire to ex- press their deepest thanks to all the kind [ friends who sent wreaths and letters of sympathy in their sad bereavement.
WaterCharges atBurryPort COUNCILLOR TAYLOR DEFENDS I HIMSELF* While the Burry Port Council were dis- cussing on Thursday whether the price they paid to the Llanelly Corporation for water should be printed in the Council diaries Councillor A. E. Taylor passed some very strong comments on one of the local press representatives. Coun. Taylor stated that he had been accused in a local paper of having fought for his own interest during the recent water tariff discussion. What he did was to complain about the high charges that was being made for the fishmongers, and when doing so he was not doing it for his own benefit, but because he was in the trade he could see the injustice that was being made better than any of the other members of the Council. Some mysterious things are leaking out of this Council somewhere, added Councillor Taylor. Mr. W. T. Edmunds: But the reporter was present at the meeting. Mr. Taylor: No, he was not. Mr. W. T. Edmunds: Then he must have read the report cf the discussion in the "Burry Port Star." Mr. Taylor: I must give creditao the "Star" as they published a fair and creditable report of the discussion. The matter then dropped.
I DENTISTRY. During the Holidays make up your mind you will have yourTEETH attended to by FEATHERSTON, '2 47, Stepney Street, LLANELLY. Back from active service, and resident in the town over 10 years.
Our Cosy Cinema. 1 II "Carmen of the Klondike" is the beautiful star picture at Llanelly Cinema, Stepney street, to-night. Next week be- ing holiday week, a strong programme has been arranged. From Monday to Wednesday, "Selfish Yates," starring that great Western actor, William S. Hart. In this programme is also another great five-part star picture, "The Gun Woman," starring Texas Quinan. Patrons will get a good laugh at "Battle Royal," a real comical comedy, and episode 1 of "Adventures of Stingaree" will cause more patrons to follow this thrilling tale. From Thursday to Saturday the star is "The Making of Marcella." Dorothy Dalton will be seen as a modiste's model in this superb domestic drama, which tells one of the most curious love stories ever unfolded on the screen. Also will be seen a picture quite away from the ordinary run, "Towards the Light," featuring Henry Edwards and Chrissy White; a weird story of a Godless being and the result. To pleasure seekers and picture lovers we strongly advise visitiiig this hall next week; a finer lot of pic- I tures it would be impossible to show.
POSTMASTER'S PROMOTION. I The announcement is officially made that Mr. T. L. Davies, postmaster of Llanelly, has been appointed postmaster of Aldershot. Mr. Davies came to Llan- elly on the lamented death of Mr. Wm. Phillips, and during his brief tenure of the local office instituted several im- provements in the postal service which have been greatly appreciated by the public.
BOROUGH OF LLANELLY Important Sale of Freehold and Lease- hold Dwelling Houses. E. GIBSON (of Chas. Gibson and ??-* Sons), will SELL by AUCTION at their MART, MARKET STREET, LLANELLY, on TUESDAY, the 17th JUNE, 1919, at 7.30 p.m., the following PROPERTIES, viz.:— 1.— The Freehold Dwelling-House, WALFORD HOUSE, Bryroallt Terrace. let at 7s. per week. 2.—The Leasehold Dwelling-House. ) No. 5, PLEASANT ROW, BICYN, held-i on a 99 years' lease from 25th December, 1853, at the low annual Ground Rent of 1 17s., and let at aweekly rental of 5s. 6d. For further particulars as to the Pro- perties a pply to W. DAVIES, Solicitor, Llanelly. or to the Auctioneer, Market Street.
Yacht Club. w An enthusiastic meeting of yachtsmen was held last night at the Y.M.C.A. buildings at which it was decided to form a Llanelly Yacht Club. The following officers were elected: chairman Mr. John Smith; treasurer: Mr. Theo. Jenkins. Ropewalk Road, and secretary. Mr. If or Rosser, Glanmor road, while Messrs. Rudall, W. Smith. John Jenkins, and W. Williams were elected committeemen with power to add to their number. A series of races under the auspices of the club are being arranged for the present season, and the first of these will take place on Saturday next, the first event being timed for 5.30 p.m. There are several fine yachts in the port and the owners are anxious to see the old interest which was formerly taken in yacht rac- ing in Llanelly revived. It is not the intention of the Yacht Club to act in opposition to the Regatta Committee in any way but while they hope on the other hand to be able to be of assistance to that body their chief aim is to encourage yachting as a sport in Llanelly. The enthusiasm displayed at the first meeting was an excellent augury for the club which is likely to become a live and popular organisation, and the majority of loeal yacht owners have already become members. Another meeting of the club will be held on Friday evening next at 7.30 o'clock at the Y.M.C.A, when intending members are cordially invited I to attend.
I LOCAL PRESENTATION. A very interesting presentation meeting was held on Thursday evening at the Rose and Crown, New Dock, when Mr. Alec. W. Wilson, late foreman fitter at Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co.'s Steel works, was the recipient of a gold albert from his fellow workmen, as a token of esteem. The chair was filled by Mr. Wil- son's successor-Mr. J. Michael Thomas, w ho paid a glowing tribute to Mr. Wilson, as an official and a craftsman. Mr. Tom Collins, Florence street, made the pre- sentation, and spoke in great praise of the recipient's sterling qualities, and hoped lie would meet with complete suc- cess in his new sphere as licensee of the York Hotel, Llanelly. Appropriate ad- dresses were also delivered by the follow- ing Messrs. Wm. Hopkins, William Thomas, Fred Hamer, and M. Lack, and others. The proceedings were inter- spersed by solos and humorous items by the following :—Messrs. J. James, Geo. Stephenson, W. Dees, Tom Griffiths, Fred Stephenson, W. estcott, M. Lack, and T. Collins: Mr. Morgan Evans proved himself a brilliant accompanist. INFANT WELFARE. I Baby Week Subscriptions. The Mayoress 1 10 0 Mrs: Trubshaw, Aelybryn 2 10 0 Mrs. Martin John 1 5 0 Mrs. C. Tregoning 2 2 0 Mrs. Llewelyn John 5 0 0 Mr: D. Evans, Bradford House 1 2 6 Messrs. Thomas Jones and Son 110 Messrs. Arthur Davies and Sons 110 Mr. L. W. Adams 0 7 6 Mr. J. James 0 7 6 Mrs. Griffiths, Wvddfa, Goring road 0 15 0 Mr. W. T. Morris, Ladies' Realm 110
CERMAN GUN FOR BURRY PORT. I At a special meeting of the Burry Port Council held on Thursday, the Chairman (Mr. W. T. Edmunds) stated that he had been informed by the Stationmaster that the German field gun had arrived. It now rested with the Council to decide what they were going to do with it. Mr. McDowall: How many trucks did it arrive in ? (laughter). It was decided to have the gun re- moved from the siding and have it placed under cover until Peace day.
FOR SALE, by private treaty, three well-built Leasehold Houses in Temple street, Llanelly: Apply, T. Morris Williams, Solicitor, Llanelly. T>ARGAIN,—Kitchen Range, practical- ly new; also Mantlepiece and fancy Tiles to match;, excellent oven for cook- ing; £6 complete. Apply, E.G.. Star Office. MESSRS. PUDDY and CO:, 22, Cowell —- street, have a vacancy for a smart young Lady, about 15, to learn the Drapery trade; Welsh speaking. Apply personally. i TENANTED, smart Errand Boy. Apply W Lane, Church street, Llanelly. I w ANTED, immediately after Whit- sun, a good Children's Dressmaker. I used to plain sewing and renovating. Ap- I ply. L.. Star Office,
I ASTERISKS. Llanelly's Tank is No. 247. a a 0 a The Derby was instituted by Lord Derby in 1780. < Don't forget the sports at Halfway on Monday and Tuesday. < Splendid programmes have been ar- ranged at Llanelly Cinema for the holiday week. < A loss running into millions is reported in the working of the telegraphs. What an argument for nationalization ? The new tube which Mr. Benjamin has. invented looks like being a great success. The El shares have already soared to 35s. < A German field gun has arrived at Burry Port, and by the request of the Council has been camouflaged until Peace Day. < < w The local branch of the D.S. and S. Federation are arranging to hold their annual Flag Day and grand parade on Saturday, the 21st inst. < Two old Llanellyites are said to be in the running for the postmastership which will shortly be vacant through the ap- pointment of Mr. Davies to Aldershot. 0 0 All members of the W.R.A.F. have been forbidden by an Order just issued to watch the boxing contests of the R.A.F., or to indulge in the noble art themselves. » There is no end to Burry Port's solici- tude for the welfare of her soldier and sailor sons. All of them are to receive a Whitsun gift from the War Funds Com- mittee. < < A showman who ran a lion's show has been fined E37 at Aberavon for evading the entertainment tax. The Government always gets the lion's share of most things nowadays. # » An awful rumour went circulating among the waiting crowd on Thursday that a tramp had been seen walking hurriedly down Pembrey road with "No. 247" under his arm. < < Childhood is innocent of irreverence. A little boy who had been naughty after re- peated warnings, was heard to say in his evening prayers "0 God, make me a good boy, and if you don't succeed, try, try, try again." The Cricket Club have a real find in D. Davies, of Sandy Mounts. He bowled magnificently against Briton Ferry in spite of poor support from the fielders. His batting was also first class. "Dai" should go far this season. •• • • • It was amusing to hear counsel and witnesses in the Water Bill proceedings, struggling with the word "Bynea." At least half a dozen different pronuncia- tions were given to it. They sounded like Binny, Binee, Binea, Bunny, and Bouney. < t The High Sheriff came in for a special- ly vociferous welcome from the 15th Welsh on Thursday. Trust Tommy to know who his best friends are. Mr. Harry Evans during the war was un- ceasing in his efforts to promote the well- being of all the local soldiers. *< While the average Englishman resident in Wales scorns to learn Welsh, Soottish residents acquire the vernacular in con- siderable numbers. It is a significant fact, too, that the children of Jewish parents are the most apt pupils of Welsh classes in Llanelly schools. 0 Sergt. Walter J. Jenkins was the soloist at the Ivy Bush Hotel. Carmar- then on Wednesday night when a dinner was given by the Mayor and Mayoress of Carmarthen to the cadre of the 15th Welsh Regiment. Among those present was Mr. J. Hinds, M.P. The settlement in London between the two local Councils on Monday came a day too soon. Why could it not have been ar- ranged for Tuesday evening so that all concerned would be kept in town-against their will, of course—until Wednesday. Did any one suggest Epsom ?