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NOTES OF THE DAY
NOTES OF THE DAY From our London Correspondent, PROFITEERING BILL. TN a few days' time the Profiteering Bill will be the law of the land-. It was brought crward by a. Government in a panic and it has been hurried through all its stages with indecent haste. Careful scrutiny of its provisions was in the circumstances impossible and the measure will become law with all its imperfections on its head. There i.s largo power in the Bill against pro- fiteers big and small. It remains to be seen whether that power can be exer- cized. It will be possible under this measure, for the retail trader to be har- ried and harassed to the limit of human .endurance; but the question that intelli- gent critics of the Bill are asking is. "Will it bring down prices ?" Nobody can give a confident answer to that query. The Bill is more a gesture than a remedy. It is an emergency measure, and is only to operate for six months. My belief is that it will be an inglorious failure. THE CHURCH IN WALES. I f I THIS week the Welsh Church Tempor- alities Bill has slipped through the House of Commons almost unnoticed. The 'Bill was necessary to re-adjust the financial clauses of the Disestablishment Act of 1914. When war broke out in August 1914, the operation of that Act was suspended for the duration of hos- tilities. In the intervening 5 years, owing chiefly to the appreciation in the value of tithe, the Church in Wales has liATief-ittetl ono-f)llslv from a finnyipiftl point of view. Under the fourth schedule of the original Act the life-interests of the Church, in so far as they depend upon tithe rent charge, are to be valued •on the basis of the septennial average in force at the date of Disestablishmen. In 1914 the septennial average was -077per zElOO of tithe-rent charge; next year, when Disestablishmcnt takes effect, the septennial average will be £ 136. With- out new legislation the Welsh Commis- sioners appointed to commute the life- interests and pay over the capital sum to the Church would be bankrupt. They could only meet their obligations by re- ceiving a substantial sum to cover the appreciation of To per cent. in the value of tithe. PRIME MINISTER'S SOLUTION. I fJIHIS was the problem confronting the Cabinet a few months ago when they had to consider how the Welsh Dis- establishment Act was to function. The Prime Minister, after consulting a famous actuary, found the solution. He would get the Treasury to make a free grant of £1,000,000 to the Welsh Com- missioners. That sum would enable them to meet their liabilities; and the Church, benefitting by the receipt of an additional income of £ 50,000 a year, would gratefully concur in the arrange- ment. Then came secret conferences at Downing street. The Welsh bishops left No 10 rejoicing at the windfall to the Church. Ensued a conference with the Welsh M.P.'s. A few of them were in- tractable. What would the Noncon- formist fathers say to a proposal to en- dow a religious body with £1,000,000 from public funds ?. But the great majority of the Welsh members were en- -thusiastic for the Lloyd George scheme. "'The Church," they said to themselves, "will certainly benefit; but as the JEI.000,000 will come from the British taxpayer why should wo mind ? Be- sides, after the life-interests are paid out, in less than 40 years the income of this capital sum of one million sterling will be available for higher education in Wales." AN EXTRA &50,000 A YEAR. f I S our artful Prime Minister had reconciled friend and foe to the compromise. When this week it came before the House embodied in the new Bill it sped through on oiled ways. The Church gets an extra £ 50,000 a year; Wales has the reversionary right to a capital sum of £ 1,000,000; and the British Treasury is poorer by that amount. It is the British taxpayer who had most right to complain of the 'deal,' but his representatives in the House of Commons were dumb dogs. Not one of them raised a bark of warning, although the condition of the national finances is more alarming than it has ever been in living memory. THE CHURCH'S OPPORTUNITY. FREED from the shackles of State control the Church in Wales will henceforth be able to pursue its lofty mission in perfect liberty. The financial sacrifice it has to make is small; its moral and spiritual gains will be im- measurable. Owing to the alienation of the great majority of the Welsh people from the Church in Wales, the Church "became in its own despite anti-national. That stumbling-block to its influence has at last been removed. For the first time for centuries the Church has now the opportunity of becoming not a church in Wales, but a really Welsh Church racy of the soil and expressing the genius of the Cymric people. Under the new order Wales is to become a separate ecclesiastical province, with the Bishop of St. Asaph as its first Primate. St. David's is the ancient metropolitan see, but it happens that Dr. Edwards, of St. Asaph, is the senior Welsh bishop and the honour of the primacy goes naturally to him. He is an able man and a good patriot. He has written an admirable book on the ancient British Church, which had a flourishing life when Eng- land was pagan.
We-The Llanelly Council.
We-The Llanelly Council. Sometimes, in robes to Church we go— How pleased the- Lord must be And don't the angels flap their wings. And snout wiiii gleo We walk the streets with studied step— The streets we paved and planned, And in our big, official hearts That day, the "world" is banned When war is raging in the land We call upon the Mayor, To summon all to congregate Before the Lord in prayer, And, when again the Dove of Peace On silver wings doth come, We organize a day of praise And make the Churches hum Custodians we of War—Loan stunts- All deacons we would ask To be our patriotic tools And share with us the task; And pastors, dear souls, we tell, In letter under seal, To make the walls of Zion ring And quake with Mayor's appeal. We never box in Council room, And never on the street- It wouldn't be the thing for folks With robes down to their feet But should some wish to see a fight We'd silence all the staid, And willingly would lend the hall Where long ago we prayed The Churches doubting our doings I It's rude, to put it mild And counc'llors dare to contradict The men who worship Wilde A pro tern altar we'd erect When God might be of use, But where it stood, now build a "ring," Ye "pubs" proclaim the news The Churches caring for the young It's WE that know their need— A boxing bout with prayer between That's our glorious creed Henceforth, ye churches, always take Our verdicts lying down- It's We, not you. that regulate The morals of the town "Prospect i ve Member." I
RE-ISSUE OF RATION CARDS.I
RE-ISSUE OF RATION CARDS. I We would direct special attention to the notice of re-issue of ration cards. To obtain a new card it is necessary to fill in the grey reference leaf 8a in the pre- sent book and post it to the Food Office. The retailer will not be able to obtain supplies of meat, butter or sugar for I those who will not do this immediately. I
- - - . I IPWLL GRAND FETE.…
I PWLL GRAND FETE. I The Secretary of the Poultry Show j Committee wishes to inform intending exhibitors that entries for the poultry section positively close by first post on Wednesday morning. Entries received after that date will not be accepted. A special cash prize of 10s. 6d. will be given for the best bird in the show. I Hon. sec. Mr. S. O. Rees, Woodlands, Pwll.
￼First Concrete Ship I¿
￼ First Concrete Ship I ¿ i I j NOVEL CRAFT AT LLANELLY. } ¡ The first concrete-built steamer to visit Llanelly is now in the North Dock, I being loaded with a cargo of 850 tons of coal for France. She is the 'Comafran.' ) and was built in France during the war. Another novel feature is that she is driven by oil.
Effects of the Drought
Effects of the Drought CARMARTHENSHIRE FARMERS' SERIOUS POSITION. Water is alarmingly scarce in the Mynyddcerrig and Pontyberem districts of Carmarthenshire. Rivers and wells are drying up and farmers in some dis- tricts have to carry water for their cattle from considerable distances. The grass is scorching and corn is maturing before it is half grown. Milk production in East Carmarthen- shire has been reduced to one-half the normal supply owing to the drought.
LLANELLY NURSE'S POST. I
LLANELLY NURSE'S POST. I The many friends of Miss M. C. Treharne-Jones, daughter of the late Mr W. B. Jones, J.P., Llanelly, will be in- terested to hear she has been appointed first assistant matron to the Lambeth Infirmary, London. The institution has 1,000 beds, and is carried on with the most up-to-date medical and surgical methods, and has a nursing staff of I about 200 sisters and probationer nurses. Miss Treharne-Jones, upon her resig- nation as matron of the Stow Hill In- firmary, Newport, and of Caerleon In- firmary, was asked by the Llanelly Rural Distroct Council to take entire charge or nursing in a large mining village in the vicinity during an epidemic of typhoid fever, and open a temporary isolation hospital. Miss Treharne-Jones, who was in charge of a nursing staff, was very highly complimented upon the able manner with which she performed her duties. Upon the completion of this work she joined the Joint War Committee, and opened, as matron, the Gnoll Park Red Cross Hospital, Neath, afterwards taking the appointment as matron of a "first line" military hospital, Hornsey, Lon- don.
So successful was the recent Agricul- tural Show at Stradey Park that some members of the committee are talking about a two days' event next year. Nothing succeeds like success.
FOR all kinds of Water Pipe Leak- ages and Repairs try W. E. Alford, Plumber, 26, Richard street. CORPORATION OF LLANELLY. Waterworks Urgent notice to Consumers. The result of the recent appeal for economy in the consumption of water shows a decrease of about 400,000 GAL- 'LONS DAILY in the Filtered Wafer Supply as compared with the month of July, and the attention of all consumers is again called to the ABSOLUTE NE- CESSITY OF FURTHER ECONOMIS- INC. The water consumption can still be very materially reduced, and the Cor- poration make a SPECIAL APPEAL to all consumers to cut down waste and un- necessary use of water to an absolute minimum, in order to ensure a supply during the continuance of the present drought.The use of Hosepipes in gar- dens is prohibited, and all defects in pipes or fittings must be reported to the Borough Engineer immediately, otherwise proceedings will be taken. HENRY W. SPOWART, Town Clerk. W. E. ALFORD PLUMBER, GASFITTER, and SANITARY ENCINEER, 26, RICHARD STREET LLANELLY. Send a postcard when you require til*. services of a practical man. Prompt personal attention to all orders. [ Best Workmanship—Lowest Prices. i
IBurry Port Boys.
I Burry Port Boys. I CHARGED AT THE JUVENILE COURT. Three charges were preferred at the Llanelly Juvenile Court or, Thursday against Vivian Burden (10) Sk Colby rd.. and Gronger Woodliffe (9) 1-U Colby rd.. both of Burry Port. The charges were— (1) committing wilful damage to dressed bath stones and facing brieksi to the ex- tent of JE5. the property of Hy. Bowen Jones on June 21st; (2) trespassing on an allotment and committing damage to growing crops to the extent of 10s.. the property of David John on June 21st, and (3) trespassing on another allotment and commtting damage to growing crops to the extent of 10s.. the property of Jas. Howel Rees on June 21st. Hy. Bowen Jones, contractor, Green- Cottage, Burry Port, said that on June 21st he had a. quantity of bath stones and bricks in a field at Burry Port which he found had been thrown down. and dam- aged to the extent of at least t5. The defendants must have got over the hedge and there was another lad with them but he was younger still. Witness liud no de- sire to press for a penalty or to ask for damages but only to prevent boys enter- ing the field P.C. Frederick James said be saw the defendants at their homes in the pre- sence of their parents. When charged Vivian Burden admitted going into the allotment fields an dthen proceeding to the contractor's field, where he "went to build a. house with bricks." The other defendant also made a similar admission and said that in throwing the bricks down they broke. There was yet another child but he was only six years of age and no proceedings had been taken against him in consequence. The other two cases were then taken. David John, Stepney Road, Bnrry Port said he had allotment and on June 21st he found that a quntity of potatoes and turnips had been pulled up. There was a proper fence but he did not desire to press the charge. Rev. J. H. Rees, Burry Port, said that he had an allotment at the rear of his house and found damage had been done to his potato crop. The Clerk: You have no desire to press the charge I suppose? Witness: No.—I understand that the parents have reprimanded the children. Boys will be boys and I don't think the defendants realised the seriousness of the damage. The Clerk explained that the proceed- ings were taken at the request of the Burry Port Allotment Committee. The witnesses intimated that they did not want any costs. The Bench dismissed the case on pay- ment of 10/6 each towards the costs of the Court.
j SUCCESSFUL FURNITURE SALE…
SUCCESSFUL FURNITURE SALE I The demand for furniture is as great as ever, judging by the success of the sale conducted by Messrs Morris and Davies at their Auction Mart. There was a large attendance and bidding was brisk for all the lots offered, Buyers from Llanelly. Swansea, and the valleys car- ried off several lots, Messrs Morris and Davies have opened the Mart for the reception of all classes and surplus stocks of furniture, etc,
Long walks for Water.
Long walks for Water. "Do people who have to walk a long distance for water have to pay. for it ?" -was the question raised by Mr. David Evans at a meeting of the Rural Dis- trict Council on Thursday. The Clerk: Yes. Mr. Dd. Evans: Well that is ridicu- lous. There are many who have to walk over two miles for water, and we go and charge them for it. The Water Engineer: I don't think people who have to walk that distance for it have to pay. Mr. D. Evans: I hope not, but when I asked the question the Clerk said yes. The Water Engineer: On the other hand farmers have to pay for it as they are tradesmen. A member enquired when the pipes were going to be put down at the Colony in Pembrey. Mr. Dd. Evans: I am emphatically against laying water pipes down there at the present moment as there are not 25 houses there. Mr. Roberts: What about Ponty- berem ? The Chairman (Mr. W. Y. Nevill) Let the Engineer use his discretion and lay the pipes down where they are most- ly needed. Mr. D. Evans: Yes, that's right. The discussion then closed.
Which of the Burry Port Bachelor Councillors whiLst on a visit to Scotland found a hat, lost one, and picked up a stray (?) one?
The Welsh Church Act
The Welsh Church Act LETTER FROM MR. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS. The Welsh Church Act Amending Bill is even worse than I had supposed. It is admitted that the Church in Wales has profited by the war by .tl,000,000. (The Church's gaiiu are at least twice as much, but let that pass). The Church therefore will be richer after disendowment than she was before the war. It is true that she will be dises- tablished, but she will be paid for allow- ing herself to be disestablished. The county councils will be "compen- sated" for having to pay too much to the Church by a grant of £1,000,000 from the British Treasury. In other words, the Government, instead of re- dressing the grievance in the only just way-by refusing to allow the Church to make an illegitimate war profit-seek to bribe the county councils to allow them to re-endow the disestablished Church. In addition, the Government are go- ing to "compensate" the Church for the "lapsed benefices" to the extent of about £ 400,000. The matter is perhaps of little interest to Englishmen, but it is worthy of their consideration as an example of the Machiavellian genius of the Prime Minister at its best. The proposal, which we are told has already been accepted by the majority of the complaisant Welsh members, has many advantages:— (1) Churchmen used to assert that what they were fighting for was not the endowments, but the connexion of the Church with the State as a "na- tional recognition of God." They aban- don that principle for so much cash. (2) Nonconformists used to assert that it was wrong for any Church to be subsidized by the State, especially for one out of several Churches to be singled out. They are asked to abandon that principle for so much crush paid to the county councils. "There is money in I it," Sir Ellis Griffith used to sny. He was wrong. He never thought in those days that Mr. Lloyd George would be- come supreme in the State. (3) In order thus to scrap these frag- ments of "pre-war shibboleths" (there were no such things as "principles" be- fore the war!) the British taxpayer will have to find £ 1,400,000 more or less. What is he for but to minister to the spending genius of Mr. Lloyd George? (4) Now that no "principle" divides Church and Dissent, all parties can now join the new Centre Party i "Very clever, isn't it ?" said some- body to Mr. Gladstone after relating one of Mr. Disraeli's amusing tricks. "Do you call it clever, Sir?" roared the Lib- eral statesman. "I call it devilish." Mr. Lloyd George never admired Mr. Gladstone. Yours etc., W. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS, K.C. Temple, Aug. 6th.
"Dropped. THE PROPOSED NEW TRIMSARAN ROAD. "So its now dropped" was the way the Clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake) referred to the Pembrey and Trmsaran Road at a meet- ing of the Rural Dstrict Council on Thursday after reading a letter from the Burry Port Council. The letter stated that that at the pre- sent moment the Council coul not do any- thng, but hoped later on to be able to dis- cuss it again.
MUSICAL SUCCESSES. I
MUSICAL SUCCESSES. I At the recent examination in connec- tion with the Associated Board R.A.M., R.C.M., the following pupils were suc- cessful in pianoforte playing :—Lower division: Hubert Clifford Robson, New street; Primary division: Alice Maud Rees, Biddulph street, Ada Mary Brums- den, Ropewalk road, each gaining a high percentage of marks. They are pupils of Miss J. M. Edwards, A.T.C.L., 29. Ropewalk road. At the recent examination in piano- forte playing under the Associated Board R.A.M. and R.C.M. at the Swansea Centre the following pupils were success- ful in the primary division:—Miss Marjorie Jones, 24, Catherine street; Master Leslie Morgan, Hillside, Wryn- caerau; Miss Nancy Thomas, Ralph ter- race; and Miss Ethel Maud Jones, New- market House, Prospect Place. Also Miss Gwenda Kreenland, Railway Cres- cent, was successful in gaining a very high percentage of marks in the Pre- paratory Theory examination under the Trinity College of Music. They are pupils of Miss Edith Hunt, 21, Princess street; Llanelly.
I New Works -for Llanelly…
I New Works for Llanelly i • I A SUBSTITUTE FOR COAL. I The serious position consequent upon I the developments in tiie cuai industry has for some time past, been engaging the attention of scientists una engineers allCl oi many others concerned with the I industrial position of tne country. The | effects of the reduction of the coal out- put on the industries of the country generally are apparent. The result is that new substitutes for fuel are being daily investigated. Much is expected from the use of oil as a motive power in industry, but it will be some time before it is likely to help the domestic situation A new enterprise, which will be known as the Reliance Fuel Company (Limi- ted), is about to be organised under ser- ious auspices The company proposes to carry on the manufacture of bri- quettes and smokeless fuel, under a special trade process, in conjunction with machinery which has been specially designed for the purpose. It is hoped I to secure a site at Llanelly and negotia- tions are now on foot in regard to it. Although the raw materials for bri- quettes are mostly supplied from tins country, the industry has taken little root here. On the Continent, and more especially in France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain, briquettes are largely used both for domestic purposes and in tac- tores. An import aspect of the enter- prise is that it will be able to utilize ex- tensively anthracite coal, which at pre- sent can be only employed wth com- paratively new industries. Mr. toward Doulder, dircetor of Howard, Moulder, and Partners (Ltd.), and William Holford Dixon, director of Harris and Dixon (Limited), will be associated with the new enterprise.
NEW MAGISTRATES. I
NEW MAGISTRATES. I It is stated that a list cf new ivagis- I trates for the county will be issued in I the course of a few days. Local names I include:— Ald. Herbert Rees. Mr. Wm. Pugh. Mr. Wm. Griffiths. Mr. Frank Rees. Mr. Evan Jones, Trimsaran.
IAN EXCELLENT SOAP.
I AN EXCELLENT SOAP. Despite all the difficulties of the war the proprietors have been able to main- tain the olive oil in Puritan Soap, which is the secret of its excellence and the foundation of its success. To-day Puri- tan Soap stands higher than it ever did before, and its sales have gone up by leaps and bounds. Puritan Soap is made in the most modern soapery in England, only completed in 1916, replete with every modern device and under ideal conditions of welfare and environ- ment.
BOROUCH AND RURAL DISTRICTS OF LLANELLY FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEES. Re-Issue of Ration Books TO obtain a NEW RATION CARD in September, you must fill in your Name and Address on the "GREY RE- FERENCE LEAF 8a" of your present Ration Book, and post it to the Food Office of your District. Householders with two or more books are requested to pin or tie all the RE- FERENCE LEAVES together and post them in one bundle. Your Retailer will not be able to ob- tain supplies of MEAT, BUTTER, or SUGAR for you unless you do this im- mediately. All REFERENCE LEAVES must reach the Food Office not later than Saturday, August 23rd, 1919, and must bear the signature of owner. HENRY W. SPOWART, JAMES H. BLAKE, Executive Officers. Stepney Hall, Vaughan street, and Castle Buildings, Llanelly, August, 1919.
A correspondent writes suggesting that it is high time to give Pwll a new name. He expresses a preference for New Pool.
It is understood that it has been de- cided to withdraw the lighting restric- tions which have been such a bugbear to motorists and cyclists during recent months. The pre-war lighting regula- tions will be in force until the formation of a new order.
W. ANTED, ,Experienced MILLINER V -Apply Rhys Evans, Waterloo House.
ASTERISKS. — —— There were twenty-three offenders at the Juvenile Police Court on Thursday. Eight years ago today was a black Saturday in the annals of Llanelly. More need not be said. < Congratulations to "Udgorn Hedd" (Mr. David Brazell), on his initiation into the mystic circle of the Gonsedd. < < The Llanelly "lands each evening this week Shave been reminiscent of Blackpool. You couldn't see the sand for the people. < » A young lady in Stepney street en- joyed a comfortable ride in a "pram" this week, and incidentally, a nice little wager changed hands over it. The Rev. Ebenezer Rees, of Enfield, will be the preacher at Park Church tomorrow. The rev. gentleman is a sorr of the famous Wm. Rees, of Llechryd. "Lets have a 'dig' at the Llanelly Cor- poration" was the remark made by a member of the Rural District Council at the meeting on Thursday. w a a In 1866, there were four steam tugs employed to deal with the shipping at Llanelly and Burry Port. They were the Samson, Atlas, Ranger and Royal Princess. < < < .t. A Burry Port correspondent writes:- There are several types of that strange bird, the weathercock, to be found in the municipal poultry yard at Somerset- House. They argue eloquently in favour of a resolution at committee meetings, and then vote dead against it when it comes up for confirmation. It makes one wonder what has happened in the meantime. Llanelly water which is so scarce & commodity these sultry days, was an- alyzed some time ago and revealed or- ganisms of the eeli group. The report of the analyst goes on to inform us that the c haracters of the organism of the coli group are motile, non-liquefying, fermenting glucose and lactose with pro- duction of acid and gas, and milk with production of acid and clot, and produc- ing indol in peptone solution." This sounds very terrifying. «■ • • m Coal-winning in Llanelly commenced many years ago. In 1750, we have Mr. Thomas Cole (appropriate name!) writing from London to Sir Thos. Stepney—"Mr Gibson and his friend Captain Biggin talk of coming down to see you and view your coal works. This Oapt. Biggin is master of a great deal of ready cash and the greatest dealer of coals in Europe. Ho says if he likes your coals and you can load large ships, he'll undertake to sell you fifty or sixty thousand chaldrons a year. ? A story is Zld m Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P. and the Rev. J. T. Job, the crowned bard. Both were travelling on Off motor bus between Llandyssul and New Quay on an unpleasantly gusty afternoon. As there was only on& available seat inside, Towyn volunteer- ed to sit outside with the driver, but Job insisted that Towyn should take the inside seat and clinched the matter in a "cynghanedd" couplet:— A ganiateir i'r gwynt hyh Andwyo yr hen Dowyn.
Coal for the Winter
Coal for the Winter I At a meeting of the Rural Council on Thursday the Clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake) stated that under the Fuel an<^ Lighting Order authorities were advised to store a quantity of coal for the coming winter in case of emergency. He did not think they need worry about ID as there were plenty of collieries in the district. The Chairman (Mr. W. Y. Nevill) Our district is a very scattered one, and if we go in for storing coal it will be a big expense. The matter then dropped.
I HONOUR FOR A LOCAL NURSE.
I HONOUR FOR A LOCAL NURSE. Nurse L. M. Roberts, of Esgynfa, 5, College Hill, Llanelly, Charge Sister at Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, has been gazetted for the R.R.C. Medal for valuable service rendered at the above hospital. Nurse Roberts is a niece of :Mrs. M. Edwards, Esgynfa, College Hill, and will shortly be decorated by the King.
Recipe for Rheumatism Take 1 teaspoonful ot FFYNNON SALT in half a pint of hot- water every morning before breakfast. FFYNNON SALT clears the brain, heart, liver and kidneyg, and neutralises both Uric and Bilio Acids, and 80 effectively clears the ■system of s'l troublesome eomplainta. It is sold by Chemists and Grocers every- where or direct from Jono-s. hemisfc. Llanellv. Is. tin.