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Heddwch Heddwcfe !| ■' ■ i in » I Gan y Parch. Dr. R. Gwylfa Roberts. Rhyddid tawel—dyna yw Hedd- wch" meddai Cicero gynt. Dyma ynte beth nad yw'r byd wedi ed fwyn- hau. ers blynyddocdd bellach. Mewn llyffetheiriau yr ydym wed; bvw. Cyfyngid arnom yma ac acw. Gwes- gid jai gan ryw ddeddf filwrol neu gil- ydd yn barhaus. Ni chamat-eid i ni nac ysgrifenu na siarad na phrynu na gwerth u na theithio na, gweithio fel y mynem. Dug y rhyfel ein Rhyddid oddi ar- nom. Eithr wele Heddwch, a daw hwn a'r hen ryddid yn oIl Cawn ei fwynhau mewn llonyddwch eto. Cawn fasnachu a goleuo ein tai, a mynd yn ol a blaen, a gohebu a gwledydd er- aill,-heb fod yr. un ddeddf orthrymus o dan yr enw DORA yn ein gwyhed. Gwyn ein byd! Ond er llonned a ddylem fod o achos hyn, rhaid peidio cam-ddefnyddio ein Rhyddid. Dyna. yw'r perygl nesaf—i'n Rhyddid dyfu yn wyllt, a throi yn benrhyddid hun- anol ac anystyriol. I werinoedd drrii yn fwy gorthrymus na brenhinoedd; ac i raib am elw, ac i uchelga^s fater- ol, ac i'r awch am feddianu'r pethau a fu gynt yn eiddo i'r goludog yn un- ig,-sef mwy o amser i segura, a phlesera, a mwy o adnoddau i brynu moethau a melusion—i'r pethau hyn wneyd brad y cyfnod newydd a throi yn fwy o felldith nac o fendith. Y mae cyfle mawr wedi dod i gyrraedd y deyrnas hon. Llwyddodd i weithio ei ffordd drwy erchylldra'r rhyfel heb derfysg oddi mewn iddi gwerth son am dano. Rhaid cadw yn unol eto, a meithrin natur dda a moesgarweh. Rhaid i bob dosparth ymegnio law yn llaw i ddiogelu'r dyfodol. Na throer yr Heddwch yn gyfle i ymrafoelio: ond i vmgadarnhau a dod allan yn wir fuddugoliaethus o'r anhawsterau v dug y rhyfel ni iddynt. Mae genym Gynhaeaf mawr i'w gasglu i mewn. Mae genym Arweinydd digymar, a hwnw'n Gymro. Mae genym Nef a Daear yn disgwyl am ein goreu.
DEATH. CHARLES.—July 6th, at Cawdor plaoe, Upper Mill, Llanelly, Matilda, widow of the late Thomas Charles, aged 82 years.
Judging by present appearances, peace celebrations in Llanelly will fall very flat. The local programme (if there is one) compares unfavourably with that at Burry Port, where the evenings is to be made merry with a carnival, dancing on the burrows and a fireworks display.
NOTES OF THE DAY » I from our London Ourreiipundent. THE COAL BOMBSHELL. f Seldom has the House of Commons been so agitated as it was this week over the coal question. The prospective ad- vance of a ton has staggered every- body, an< members of Parliament flocked to London from all parts of the compass in order to be present at the debate on a subject of such absorbing interest. On Mondays the attendance in the House is psually ,low the average, North of England and Scottish members who are accustonu I to spend the week-end in their hon;. s spldom being in their places until late t the evening. Last Monday, however, the benches were crowded from the opening to the close of the sitting. Usually after questions there is an ex- odus from the House W the tea-rooms ;but on this particular Monday the average member sat glued to his seat unwilling to lose a single minute of the discussion. The galleries were packed to the point of discomfort; and throughout the after- noon and evening long lines of men and- women waited patiently in St. Stephen's hall for a chance of obtaining a seat. Not often even during the war were there so many striking evidences of profound public interest and anxiety. DIMINISHED OUTPUT. I The debate was worthy of the impor- tance of the occasion. Sir Auckland Geddes spoke with judicial impartiality and seemed <r»<t.uinely anxious to be fair to the miners. Th, decline in the out- I put of coal is not, he said, entirely due to them. Transport difficulties hamper the despatch of machinery and timber to the mines and the despatch of coal from the mines. A group of 40 collieries that in pre-war days despatched 10,000 full trucks of coal in a fortnight have this year had only 700 waggons available per fortnight. But there is evidence too, that many of the miners are not doing their best. Through all causes combined the output of coal has fallen lamentably. On I the experience of the first 20 weeks of working this year, including allowance for dimished output as the result of the new 7 llOurs: shift from July 16th, the estimated production in the next 12 niontlis "Iv '2.)OO;OOO tons. On the basis of existing prices that would mean a loss of £ 46,600,000. It is to prevent that gigantic sum falling on the tax- payers that the Government decided to increase the price of coal by six shillings a ton. The House accepted Sir Auck- land's reasoning as conclusive; and it sympathized with his emotion in describ- ing the disastrous effect which so large an increase in the price of coal would have on all our manufacturing industries. "We live by exports" he said, "and the w hole of cur export trade is in peril." I BRACE AND HARTSHORN. I I Mr. Brace and Mr. Hartshorn, two able spokesmen for the South Wales miners, I emphatically denied that there is any justification for increasing the price of coal by six shillings a ton. "Why did the Government come to this rash de- cision without first consulting the miners' leaders ? We want to stimulate produc- tion; we know it can be done. It is not the miners who are responsible for the decline in output. We are willing to co- operate with the Government and the em- ployees in order to increase output. Give us a chance to show what can be done." Such was the case put with force and persuasiveness by Brace and Hartshorn, both of them admirable speakers. Brace, genial aud. insinuating, is master of every artifice of debate. Hartshorn has less experience of the House; but he knows how to speak and to reason. His trans- parent honesty help the impression made by his loud, ringing voice and his intim- ate knowledge of his subject. "THIS RUINOUS INCREASE." f Backing up the general argument by facts and figures, Hartshorn was clearly beginning to carry conviction into the minds even of hostile listeners. He shewed how wrong it wajs to base the estimate of future production of coal on the experience of 20 weeks' working in an abnormal time when the collieries have been allowed to run down and are short of waggons, machinery, tubs, timber,, etc., and when there are serious. delays in transit. He earnestly implored the Government before putting "this ruinous increase," as he called it, on the price of coal to consult with the miners' leaders and suspend, the increase for 3 months so as to give time for the working out of a scheme to increase output. This power- ful speech changed the whole current of debate. Hartshorn had altered the opinion of the House, and when he sat down there was a tempest of approving cheers. AN OFFER ACCEPTED. I The Government could not resist this appeal. Mr. Bonar Law came swiftly to a decision. Addressing Brace and Hart- shorn, he said "We will accept your offer provided you will guarantee that there will be no stoppage in the collieries in the next 3 months." Brace asked for time for consultation on this point with the Miners' national conference in session this week at Keswick. "Agreed," said Bonar Law; "we will wait until Monday for the decision of the conference." Meantime the increase of 6s. a ton, which was to have taken effect on July 16th, is suspended. There for the moment mat- ters stand. Brace and Hartshorn deserve congratulations on a wonderful Parlia- mentary achievement made in circum- stances of no little difficulty. They were out primarily to defend the miners; they did that effectively, but they also ren- dered the whole nation a service.
HALFWAY SPORTS TO-MORROW. The only attraction in Llanelly and district on Saturday next is the race meeting at Halfway Park. A most at- tractive programme of eight events has been arranged including galloway, trot- ting, whippet and foct. The gates open at 2 p.m. and the first race takes place at 3 p.m. sharp. Admission 1/3 including tax; refreshments will be provided on the ground. It has been decided to hold a much bigger meeting on August Bank Holiday and Saturday before August when upwards of R200 in prizes will be offered.
I HIPPODROME. I "Who's your friend" is the appropriate name applied to the successful revue per- formed at the Hippodrome this week. It is a picturesque performance throughout, and the music is exceptionally good, Nf-xt week another revue will be presented en- titled "All Aboard," and judging from the past successes of this revue all the patrons are in for another "bumper" show next week.
ACCIDENT AT THE STEEL WORKS. I A young lad named Thomas W. Hughes, aged IS years, residing at Glas- fryn House, Bigyn road, ret-eived injuries to his leg whilst following his employment at the Llanelly Steelworks on Tuesday. It appears that he was employed as engine oiler, and received tho injurie& while crossing the rails whilst the engine was in motion.
DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT. I The death took place on the 6th inst of Mrs. Matilda Charles, Cawdor place, Up- per Mill, in her 82nd year. The deceased was one of the oldest members of Zion Chapel. The funeral took place on Thurs- day at the Church Cemetery.
PARC HOWARD, LLANELLY. TWO GRAND Instrumental Concerts Will be given by the Famous Band of H.M, Grenadier Guards By kind permission of Col. C. E. Corkran, C.B., C.M.G.), on SATURDAY, the 26th JULY, 1919. Conductor: CAPT. ALBERT WILLIAMS, M.V.O., Mus. Dec., Oxon. AFTERNOON CONCERT AT 3 o'clock. EVENING CONCERT AT 7 o'clock. Admission: Adults, 9d.; Children, 3d.; Enclosure 6d. extra. Proceeds in aid of LLANELLY WAR MEMORIAL.
Our Cosy Cinema. I —— 0- —— From Monday to Wednesday "The Raggedy Queen" is tho star film. It is a fine story of love and romance. Yet another big production is' "The Sawdust Ring," featuring Bessie Leve. See Bessie as a bareback circus rider—the charm of the circus of performing animals, and a real human interest story of an unfortu- nate misunderstanding and a happy re- union. Episode 7 of "Stingaree," and a howling comedy 'Her Screen Idol,' makes "4 capital programme. From Thursday to Saturday, the first film is "Shank Mun- roe," starring a great Llanelly favourite William Stuart. Love and savagery- which wins the final battle ? The other big picture is "Playing the Game." Episode 4 of "The Circus King," with Eddie Polo, will also bo screened, and a most interesting production, 'The Victory Traders,' a series of animated interviews with the men who gave to the Allies the glorious victory.
ASTERISKS 0.- A local grocer has a picture of the beautiful little- forget-me-not on his bill- heads. » The proposed tinplalo mission to the United States has been postponed to the autumn. • • • m Drop into the Llanelty Cinema to-night and see the Queen of Screen land, Mary Pickford. The Melbourne Hoto1, newly built, is about to be opened. Mr. David Morgan is the new licensee. Local tradesmen b.we decided that Tuesday following the August Bank Holi- day shall also be a. holiday. < < < Ald. Roland Thomas, whose health has not been satisfactory of late, has gone for a long holiday to the West of England. ? « Arrangements are bt'?g made for a. drum-head Peace thanksgiving service to be held in Pare Howard on Sunday week. » The Felinfcel boys who did their bit are to be the guests of Mr. Dnvid John this evening at a dinner at the Public Hall. ♦ Pare How aid is grailually resuming its pre-war aspect. The display of colour on some of the beds during the last few weeks has been much admired. < < Llanelly's war record as given in this issue of the "Star," jj an inspiring one. We only hope that the War Memorial will be worthy such a great effort. » < It is estimated thai. the Llanelly area contains 4,0C0 million tons of un worked coal. Under nationalisation it will take about 4,000 million years to develop this. + The New Dock Stara are already be- stirring themselves. They have their eye on the handsome challenge cup which the Llanelly Club are offering for com- petition. A prominent teetotaller saw two heavi- ly laden brewery drays passing down Capel Newvdd this woolr. "No wonder the reservoir level is falling so rapidly" was his angry comment. < Who is the Burry Port councillor who wa.nts to know the difiWenee between a fl i t ;4"re, ice slaughterhouse and an abattoir the worthy gentleman over heard of Tweedledum and TXlree,ijC heard 6f ,,dee At Burry Port, the discharged soldiers and sailors iiave set up a most interest- ing museum of war souvenirs. A visir. of inspection to this unione collection is part of the peace celebratiouy programme. Capt. W. T. Davie*; is at Bisley this: week, as of yore. He is not a likely- winner of the King's Prize, but has al- ready figured with very satisfactory re- sults in some of the other competitions. Mr. Sidney Charles created something like a record at the Pciiclawdd eisteddfod on Saturday. He carried off triple honours tho tenor solo, champion sOlo, and the duett with Mr. Myrddin Evans, Pwll. Somo Llanelly boys who served on the- Salonika front' acquired new tastes while < abroad. One cf them has developed a great liking fcr frogs. He savs that. "bind legs on toast" aie a great delicacy. Ach y fi » < t Cup yacht races under the auspices of the Llanelly Yacht Club will take place on Saturday (Joy Day) morning, to com- mence at 10 o'clock An opportunity for early risers to spend an enjoyable morn- ing on the beach. » » Several tenders for tho Capel houses have been received at the Town Hall. It will be interesting to see what the are and later on, at what rent the^T irill be let. One coaineillor is sceptical as to whether they will be built under the pa*- sent abnormal conditions. 'us that he saw A correspondent assures us that he saw grazing in the Pecp!?s Park—we still c?H it a park-the ether morning 10 horses and about 15 donkejs (quadrn- peds). For a change of air the whole menagerie then moved off in the direction of Coleshill terrace. Life mi-st be rather adventurous around Cole shiH way, we should imagine. The first M.P. elected for the extinct Carmarthen Boroughs was the Hon. W. H. Yelverton, who defeated Mr. John Jones, a well-known banker, by 302 votes to 295. This was a close run. Years afterwards (in 1805 to be exact) Sir J. J. Jenkins defeated Major Jones by a majority of 52. Fifteen years later, Mr. Llewelyn Williams obtained the unpre- cedented majority of 2.232 over Lord Tiverton.
￼ ￼ ￼ i irtAft ;i:iuum .I I I I "W ￼ StnMng Messages to the "S tar. trl 109 eS8ages to te tar 1- Llanelly's Part in the Great Conflict To-mørrow is the day set Apart j the celebration of Peace. The oeca- Ston is one of unique interest through- out our far-flung Empire, and we have taken advantage of the occasion to recount in the present issue of the "Star" some of Llanelly's .achieve- Clients since 1914, which helped to ?riog about the downfall of militarism an- the victory of Right over Might. This will be read with the deepest in- Merest, we have no doeabt, by every Llanellyite, as well as the following Messages which we have received:— The Idyor of LlaneUy. I On this memorable day I join with the burgesses of Llanelly in celebrat- ing a victorious Peace which has crowned the efforts of the Entire after mor.3 than four years of conflict. In our rejoicing, however, we do not forget the brave men, not a few of whom were our own townsmen, who laid down their lives for the cause of Liberty and Right. They have given of their all. Let us do what in us lies to ensure that the terrible sacrifice shall not be in vain. The war has let loose great forces and there is a new I spirit abroad. Rightly guided and controlled, these may be made all- powerful for good and for the uplift- Ing- of the people. Inspired by the splendid patriotism of our sailors and soldiers let us go forward with deter- mination to bund- up a better civiliza- tion which will make war impossible for the future. I Rev. D. Jones, Vicar of Christ Church. War of necessity brings in its train 'destruction and desolation. The vic- tory of Right over Might has again bound this godless Demon. Undying faith in the righteousness of the 'Cause together with courage, sacri- fice and endurance made victory pos- sible. Peace, which is the tran- quillity of order, is again upon the 'throne. May the qualities which re- covered the blessing of Peace still continue to operate, and produce that liarmony between nations and people that the struggle and sacrifices be not in vain I Mr. Henry C. Bond. We have won the peace we set out to win in August 1914. Many of us now hardly realize themagnitude of the task we have accomplished, and uianv of us hardly realize what failure would have meant for all of us. In eUr rejoicings let us not forget the courage and endurance of those who have fought for us and-of those who laid down their lives inorder that our couEtry might come through victor- ious. We owe them so much—by their sacrifice we have been spared such suffering—that for the sake of their memory we should do our utmost, every man, woman and child, to crown the victory they have -won for us by showing the same unselfish courage and endurance in the trials that we must pass through, 'before the destruction and evil consequences of such a conflict can be wiped out. We have most of us passed through years of great stress, many of us years of great anxiety—it is right that we should rejoice—it is right that we should help to the best of our power those who have suffered grievous bodily hurt on our behalf—but the able bodied among us have stffl a heavy task before them if we are to maintain the great place in the world which we have won—and let us cheerfully shoulder the burden-and show that we are worthy of the vic- torious peace that has been given to us. t Mr, W. Y. Neiill. You ask me to write something dealing with peace. Following peace comes reconstruction, and I should like to repeat what has been said in the report, of a well known Bank, J namely: That this can only be effect- ed satisfactorily in one way, and that is by hard honest work. Europe re- ) quires our goods, and the goods must !| I' be produced by work. Work on pro- duction is the keynote of the situa- tion. It is the volume of goods that counts and that makes for a decent standard of comfort and increase in real wages. Under bad conditions it I is possible for a goods day's work to be given for a poor day's pay, Sooner or later employers and employed must find a basis of agreement, and realise the utterly futile wastefulness of the seemingly endless game now being played between employers and em- ployed whereby increases in wages followed by increased prices negatives the effect, and succeed one another in endless procession. -Hu.- gh -Jones. I Rev. Hugh Jones. _H -Un I With feelings of thankfulness we praise God that we are celebrating the peace of victory and not the peace of defeat. The greatest and most perfect military machine has been crushed and those who trusted in its prowess have been laid low. A peace, secured at such a fearful cost of depleted manhood and untold suf- ferings and sacrifices ought to be a continual reminder of our debt of gratitude to the heroism of our lads on sea and land, and every effort should be made to care for them in a manner worthy of the nation. It has been properly said that peace hath its victories as well as war, and the spirit which dominated the men must grip the soul of the1 nation ■ and secure these or else the fruits of war will be lost. Peace must pay for war. Reconstruction has an immense pro- gramme, in working it out brute force must give way to reasoned Jus- tice of good will. The song of war must pass away in the music of peace. The churches must create a con- science and atmosphere which will make reconstruction possible. The outlook must be enlarged so that the ideal of brotherhood, based on the Fatherhood of God, may create a happier and more radient Britain. Wev. Rc," Criffiths. I are celebrating the greatest Peace of history. The human race has been de- livered, in the providence of God, from it most frightful and agonising ordeal. Looking back over the desolation of the last five years and seeing the extent of the dangers and the perils from which civilization has been rescued by the allied victory and the gift of peace, our thoughts are inevitably burdened with gratitude and our hearts with joy bo- cause of what has come to pass. This is the fitting time- to rise our boonezer and shout the shout of triumph and deliver- ance. Anyone failing to do this will only be declaring the poverty of his love both to God and to man. But our Peace cele- brations ought to mean more for us than mere thanksgiving and merry-making. Man's work is never finished. After vic- tory comes the harvest when the fruits of victory are gathered in. The triumph of the field of battle is never the real victory for the world. The real victory is always won within the soul, and unless the Allies will gain this second victory the first will have no lasting influence upon the course of history. It will be our solemn task during this generation to secure for posterity the fruits also, and there is only one- way by which this can be done. It is by showing the same readiness in* peace as in war to subordin- ate every private interest to the wider interests of the Kingdom of God, and to place all that we are and possess on the altar of social peace and moral and spiritual emancipation. We must strain every nerve to keep ourselves from slip- ping back into the narrow and petty channels of selfish individualism a-fter having seen something of the glorious peaks -of mutual service and self-sacrifice during five years of war. This is our duty ,is well as our opportunity. As much devotion and good will are required now to bring industry on its way again, to make good the enormous losses of war and to make the League of Nations and the chapter of International Labour a success as wa,s necessary to overthrow the enemy. And mv nVa iA. that since no power in common lif^ will be equal to these demands put urww it except the power of religious faith, it is now the sacred obligations of us all to give the most liberal and unfailing support to the agencies of the religious consciousness-- the churches and the educational institu- tions of the land. I Col. R. A. Nevill, D.S.O. In order to reap the full fruite of this great victory, we must have the best understanding and relations between em- ployers and employed in our industrial community. The responsibility for this lies on both sides. I SOME PEACE REFLECTIONS. I í The days of peace are here at last; But joy is clouded by The knowledge of our losses all— A piteous memory. Brave lads once here in all their pride Now moulder neath the sod. They fought for us, and bled, and died. Their souls are now with God. Ah, it will be a long, long day Ere Europe can repair The ravage of the past black years And all the horrors there. "You do not know the German yet So jeered the U-boat crew. We know them somewhat better now- Methinks they know us too Where is the German who has shown One token of regret ? They give the world no sign of shamel; No tears their eyelids wet. Until repentance comes their way We cannot pardon-no. Repentance first, forgiveness next: The Old Book tells us so. And thoe foul wretches who performed Such horrid deeds of shame As bring disgrace for everl on The once proud German name— Those devils each must punished be As justice stern demands. Not vengeance. Justice may they get, And quickly, at our hands. So let us hail the dawn of peace, And lift our hearts on high; But giving all the praise to God I We."]I keep our powder dry. I Llanishen, Llanishen, Arthur Mee I July 16th, 1919. (Idris).