Burry Port Hurdle Races. (By "Old Stager. ") Following swiftly upon the County Triennial Steeplechase came the great and all-impor- tant event of the season, known as the Spring Hurdle Races, which took place on Monday amidst great excitement The weather was all that could he desired for the annual contest, and the course was in splendid condition. These annual events are becoming more and more flourishing, and the sport continues to grow in importance, it being absolutely neces- sary to encourage horses of the highest pedi- gree, and to cast aside those of inferior quality. The event was well patronised, and about 750 spectators were present (the grand stand being well packed), some of whom had come from a long distance to witness the race and to back their favourite horse. The clerk of the scales, with his usual retinue, had made all arrangements. The horses were well groomed, and appeared trimmed down to the ground. They entered the course shortly be- fore eight in the morning, with the exception of two horses, whose late arrival was, no doubt, the cause of tl eir poor performance- Eight horses had entered to contest six prizes. The name of each, and the order in which they arrived, as recorded by the whip- ping master, are as follüws :-Shcpherd Bo: A 1 at Lloyd's, Shearers. Tombstone, Pencoed Flyer, Globe Polish, Harbour Lights and Balek Diamond. SHEPHERD BOY.—A typical type of a ceffyi halio." Not suitable for this class of work, but ran exceedingly well in the first < fifty, considering his weight. Soon afterwards it was clearlv seen that he was running with much diffieuHv, and in a few seconds fairly collapsed. Will never try again. A 1 AT LLOYD'S.—A voung horse of dark features. Gave a splendid performance, and kept up trotting to the last, and came in an easy second. It was noticed hnw cleverly he cleared the Gorse Road Sewer. It will be well to watch his actions in his future training. SHEARERS.—Too light, indeed, to contest with such horses. He was fairly fagged before reaching the distance nost, and completely failed to elc-tr the hurdles. This is the third or fourth time he has contested unsuccess- fully. His performance ern Monday should certainly be a broad hint that he should not try again. TOMBSTONE.—A very young colt, long- legged and long-winded, and gave a capital performaive, notwithstanding the fact that this was his first appearance. He covered the Dyvatty and Burrows hurdles in an excellent manner, and the spectators were greatly sur- prised at the way in which lie dodged the other horses. He was greatly cheered when he came in third. PENCOED FLYER.—Very gracefully he nodded to those who closelv examined and declared him to bo a true old warrior. He had been grazing for a considerable time, and it came as a surprise to those who doubted his capabilities, how cleverlv lie cleared the fence, and the magnificent w;y lie took the Pencoed and Stepney turning. He came in very closely to Tombst-ohe, whose jockey was seen to use the "whip" rather freely on the last lap. GLOBE POLISH.—Another g:;od old horse, with wonderful stamina. He repeated his pre- vious performance. He kept side by side with Pencoed Flyer, and both appeared to under- stand each other. In fact, they could have covered a longer distance, and could easily run round the "Globe" without exertion, or even nuenehing their thirst. However. "Pen- coed Flyer" gave a sudden spurt when lierr- ing the winning post. and succeeded in making a lead of one point HARBOUR LIGHTS.—A litrbt-featured ani- mal with a splendid trot. H*s first appear- ance on course prevent'-d him performing as his backers should ke him to d n, Qu'te capable of giving all povfor o:;nc It was a thousand pities that his fair backers did not a^'ive sooner o" the eroitnd. He log- his tip. His ioekc** w:U --nattily so 'n for constant training, which will greatly show in a future cout est. BL;\CK DIAMOND.—The "f the day. The betting ran extremely ¡!illh. The hookas were seen to fly about from all quart e?^. HI-) gave a. repetition of bis performance of three vears ago. He Is a lror-~e of dark features, and his movements were closely watched bv the spectators from the errand s1md, He did not flinch from first to last. and kept a continu- ou naee. There apoea^ed gre.t determination in an his ac-tions. Had been- in hard training and paid every attention except when grazing Oil the "Hillside." He was given a hearty cheer when he came in an easy first. The successful horses were duly examined, and found to be in capital condition. They are now debarred from the contest for three years. with the exception of one of the horses, who is privileged to re-enter in two years.
PICTUREDROME. Now thar Llanellyjres can go down the street without some good-natured friend in- quiring after "Kelly," they have another question hurled at them, viz., "Have you been to the Picturedrome this week?" It seems to 1>e on everyone's tongue: and little wonder, for the programme that is served at this popular house to the patrons is second to none. One of the finest pictures it lias been our lot to witness is "The Convict's Sacrifice." 0 A wonderful moral is to be obtained from this subject. A ne'er-do-well is befriended by our hero, and for a uime is sent to prison. He eventually escapes and is re-captured. The convict, anxious to save the hero from star- vation, gives himself up under the guise that his benefactor captured bim. Thus he obtains the reward of £100, which is the means of put- ting him on his feet again. Mr. Charles Hol- land establishes himself a favourite at the Picturedrome with his fine rendering of "Alone on the Raft" and "Mary." An entire change will be given to-night (Thursday), and for the rest of the week. The chief picture, j "Confidence," and a. host of other comic and dramatic pictures will he shown. The Sunday pictorial concert will be held as usual on Sun- day at 8 o'clock: silver-collection.
HARBOUR LIGHTS. The coal t*rtde remains dull, not having as yet recovered from the effects of the dread of a strike on the part of home and foreign buyers, chiefly the latter, but with a settle- ment things will soon brighten ujpu. There is also com fori, in the fact that the settlement- will last for the next five years. A large cargo of steel borings and turnings was discharged last week at the North Dock. Work was carried on continuously day and night, and the men all state that they never had a harder car?t?wo?'k, most of H bulk being so matted together that it had, practi- iiiatte(I i?L liad, I)ra(,ti- eany to be d¡g out. General imports and exports of tin and gal- vanised sheets continue tu be very satisfac- The Superintendent expresses himself as tory. p -i ec. i s is thoroughly satisfied with the working of the re-arranged hoist roads. Either tip can now be used indifferently, as each gives in prac- tice equal despatch. The change is also advantageous in equali- sing- the wear and tear of the two hoists, as formerly the one at which the best despatch was given was always used when it was a case of one boat only loading in dock. -0-- Considerable timber imports are expected in the North Dock in the course of the coming season. -0- The channel remains good as the effect, os St'o?r, although consideral?le d'tneultv is ex- perienced in maintaining »n easv bend at ihe t,ei-ie.n in of spading and de flecting.
I TINPLATE PROSPERITY. i TWENTY-FOUR MILLS TO BE ERECTED. I The first sod in connection with the build- ing of a new works by Messrs Richard Thomas and Co., Ltd. near the South Wales Works, has now been cut. It is stated that the erection of these mills is only part of an ambitious scheme of this enterprising company, who intend to erect 24 mills in all at no distant date. The scheme was under consideration last year, when Mr. E. R. Lewis, the manager of the Scuth Wales Works, and Mr. J. J. Steven- son, the company's engineer, visited Germany in order to inspect the most modern methods I of works construction. The result of their investigation will be seen in the new works of eight mills, which are expected to be com- pleted by the end of the year. The new struc- ture will be equipped with the most up-to- date machinery. Amongst the contracts already placed is one with Messrs J. Musgrave, who recently carried out extensions at Dafen, Old Castle, and St. David's, Loughor. It is com- puted that the erection of the eight mills will provide employment far 400 men.
I Alleged Attempted Robbery. I LLAXELLY LADY ASSAULTED. I At the Swansea,County Police Court, last week, Thos. Morris (36), a rough-looking tfellow was charged with attempted highway robbery with violence on Mary Jane Pugsley (married). Glenalla, Victoria Road, Llanelly. Prosecutrix said she visited her parents' house at Gowerton, and left the railway station with her brother, about a quarter to eight. She called at her sister's house there, her brother going on down the village. She left her sister's house at twenty-past eight, and when near a house named Belmont, where another sister lived, she received a blow on the left shoulder, which knocked her down. While on the ground she got into a sitting position, when defendant put his foot. m her right foot, and struck her again on the left shoulder. He then took hold of her by the wrist and said: "Your money, you- She called for help, and the man decamped. A brother-in-law and friend went in pursuit. In the struggle she lost four bars off a gold bangle. When defendant was in custody she identified the man, he asking. "Did I knock you down t' Witness said, "Yes; I identify the voice. Defendant made a rambling statement, which included accusations against all and sundry, and when asked whether ho was guilty or not guilty shouted, "I'll write it down when I get inside." Chairman: What's that? Defendant (sneeringly): Oh! you're deaf now; I was deaf just now. I'll write it nil down for vou in two minutes. I hit her; that was all. She was the thief, not me." The Chairman: You are committed to the Quarter Sessions. Defendant. (loudly): Aye. twenty ——— ses- sions if you like. As he was hustled below he shouted ins sit- ing threats at. prosecutrix.
1 Octogenarian's Death. -0- I INQUEST ON THE BODY. Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an inquest at Glenalla Cliapel Schoolroom on Saturday, touching the death of Thomas Griffiths, Swan- sea, Road, who died at the Hospital on Friday, as the result of injuries sustained a week ago. 1 Mrs. Griffiths, wife of the deceased, gave evidence of identification, and said her hus- band was 79 years of age. He was formerly employed as a gamekeeper and woodman. On the 20th of last months she went upstairs, leaving her husband in the kitchen. Before going she put a pan on the fire. Deceased, who was sitting near by appeared to he quite well and comfortable. When she returned, a quarter of an hour later, her husband was lying on the floor. The pan had also fallen from the fire. Mary Jones, barmaid at the Thomas Arms Hotel, said that while her grandmother was upstairs witness heard a noise downstairs, as though something had fallen down. She sub- sequently found the deceased on the floor. She was of the opinion that he had fallen whilst trying to lift the p?n from the tire. Deceased was able to speak, but he did not tell her how the accident happened.. Thomas Griffiths, son of the deceased, said his father and told him that he had a crack on his leg( and, .pointing to his wife, lie said, "It was through yon I had this." The Coroner: Did lie give you any explana- tion with regard to that remark?—I took no notice of it. Dr. Samuel Williams, who attended the de- ceased, said lie had an extensive bruise on the right thigh, which, he believed, had been fractured. Death was due to bronchial pneu- monia and heart failure, which was accelera- ted by the accidcnt. Griffiths was re-called, and asked by the jury •whether any wilful neglect was attributed to Mrs. Griffiths. The Coroner: He has given in evidence the words that were made use, of by the deceased. It will be for the jury and myself to draw our own conclusions. The conclusion I have come to is that the meaning of that rather peculiar expression was to the effect that while Mrs. Griffiths was out of the room, he (deceased) had to look after the pan, and had an accident by doing so. I don't think any accusation was made against her. (To witness) Did you think your father made a charge against your mother? Witness: No. He meant that the pan was not safe on the fire. The Coroner, in summing up, said that from the evidence it did not seem that there was any neglect on the part of the mother or the daughter. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, and exonerated the mother and daughter from all blame.
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The Yeomen of the Guard." -0- COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE AT THE THEATRE. "The Yeomen of the Guard," which is being pourtrayed at the Royalty Theatre this week by the Llanelly Amateur Operatic Society is an opera brimful of stirring pathos and com- manding for its human interest. A fitting introduction is made by Miss Marion Lewis, who renders a beautiful solo, "When Maiden loves," and from the commencement to the finish the enthusiasm is.maintained, and the audience are enraptured in a truly delightful performance. The plot, which has been so dramatically arranged, is interspersed with numerous stirring passages which are most appealing in effect, and is tinged with a depth of inspiration. There are also many mirth- provoking episodes, the buffoonery indulged in being delightful and entertaining. Mr. B. Percy Rees, who assumes the role of "Jack Point," a strolling jester, is a great favourite, his humorous witticisms creating much laugh- ter. Mr. Jack Auckland, who takes the part ter. "Wilfred Shadbolt," the head jailor and of assistant tormentor, executes his part in his own inimitable style, and 'frequently elicits the approbation of the audience. Mr. Bert. Lobhett, as "Sir Richard Cholmondley," the lieutenant of the tower; Mr. E. H. Foster, as "Colonel Fairfax," whose part forms the centre of the plot; Mr Jack Williams, as "Ser- geant Meryll"; and Mr. Gwilym Hughes, as his son, "Leonard Meryll," all display good histrionic talent, and their performance is, in- deed, commendable. Miss Blodwen Hopkins, Dangennech, Miss Marion Lewis and Madame Russell are also a complete success, their singing being of a very high standard. The choruses are well executed, and the whole pei-fortitance reflects credit upon those re- sponsible for its organisation. Mr. James Samuel acts as honorary musical, director. I The funds of the Llanelly Cricket Club, to- wards which the proceeds are to be devoted, ¡ are likely to be considerably augmented. The secretarial duties are in the hands of Mr. E. H. Foster, who had carried out the arrange- ments with tact and ability. The last two performances will take place to-night and to- morrow night. Dramatis Personæ :-Sir Richard Cholmond- ley (lieutenant of the Tower), Mr. Bert. Lob- bett Colonel Fairfax (under sentence of death), Mr. E. H. Foster: Sergeant Meryll (of the Yeomen of the Guard), Mr Jack Wil- liams; Leonard Meryll (his son), Mr. Gwilym Hughes: Jack Point (a strolling jester), Mr. B. Percy Rees; Wilfred Shadbylt (head jailor and assistant tormentor), Mr. Jack Auckland: The Headsiiiaii,. Mr Stuart Kempe: First Yeo- man. Mr Arthur Brown; Second Yeoman, Mr W. Rees; Third Yeoman. Mr. Lewis Jones; First Citizen, Mr D. Daniel; Elsie Mavuard (a strolling singer), Miss Blodwen Hopkins; Phoebe Meryll (Sergeant Meryll's daughter), Miss Marion Lewis; Dame Carruthers (house- keeper of the Tower). Madame Russell; f-late (her niece), Miss L. A. Jenkins. Chorus of Yeomen of the Guard. Gentlemen, Citizens, etc.:—Misses Jennie Charles, Flo Citizens, Morfydd Eldridge, Gertie Glastonbury, Minnie Hopkins, Gwennie Jones, Maggie Mor- gan. Kate Rees, May Richards, Gertie Roberts, G. W. Roberts. Blanche C. Savours, Nellie Thorne, Flo Vivian; Messrs. F. J. Barney, J. Evans, T. Harry, H. Howell, W. Jenkins, C. Lewis, C. Morgan, J. Miller, Brvn Morgan, L. Newmark, G. Preeee, J. Rees. G. W. Roberts, S. Richards, S. P. Stuart, Fred C. Thomas, W. J. Thomas, C. C. Warner.
I Gorseinon Resident Sentenced. ￼ 1\-4)r Hii-lies, At Neath on Monday, Phillip Ivor Hughes, lin-worker, Windsor Terrace, Gorseinon, did not answer a charge of assaulting Abraham Evans, steelworker, Briton Ferry. Prosecutor said he was talking to a friend on ihe railway platform, when, without pro- vocation, defendant knocked him down. Defendant, who had fifteen previous con- victions, was sentenced to six weeks' bard labour.
I A SILVER CORACLE. CARMARTHEN GIFT LADY TIVERTON. The Conservative ladies of Carmarthen on Tuesday night of last week presented a #l\er coracle on a stand to Lady Tiverton as a mark of esteem and of appreciation of her practical interest in Vis-count Tiverton's candidature for the Carmarthen Boroughs at the General Election. Her ladyship was absent fcurongh indisposition, and the gift was handed to Lord Tiverton by the Mayoress (Mrs Walter Lloyd).
I G. W.R. Loco Drivers, etc. Good Friday was selected by the Llanellv Sec-tjon of G.W.R. locomotive drivers, firemen, etc., to hold their annual dinner, which plea- sant event took place at the Railway Station Inn. (Host and Hostess Wilson). About fifty members joined at 2.30 to partake of a splen- did spread, ample justice being done to the good things provided. Toasts and songs followed, under the the chairmanshrip of Mr. Frank R. Randall, and a well-spent afternoon and evening closed with thanks to the chair- man and mine host and hostess.
BENEFIT MATCH. I FOR LLANGENNECH FOOTBALLER. I A benefit match for Mr. E. T. Morris, the brilliant left wing who formerly played for l-'ontypool, has been arranged to he played on tbe Pontypool ground on April 21st.. Morris has numerous friends in .Llangennech and Llanelly, who will learn with regret that Morris has had a breakdown in health, and I has been ordered to Switzerland by' his medi- cal adviser. Mr. R. T. Gabe has promised to come out of his lietire-nent in order to make I the match a success, and the services of Mr. Harry Bowen have been enlisted as referee.
I LUNATIC ESCAPES. A lunatic escaped from the Joint Counties' Asyium at Carmarthen early on Sunday morn >ug, and, i? spite of a thorough search, had .t id?il late in the evening succeeded in evading capture, He is a man about. 59 years of age, named William Jones, and is well-known in the district. But, a short freedom was enioyed by Jones. After scouring the district a telegram was re- ceived about 3.30 on Monday afternoon at the Asylum, from Attendant Thomas Walters, stating that the man had been captured near his home at Tregaron. He was very quiet and gave no trouble, when brought back to Car- marthen.
THE EGG TRAIN. 7 ITS VISIT TO LLANELLY. Mr. Vemey Carter, the organising secretary of the National Poultry Society, states that arrangements are now complete for the de- monstration train which is to make a tour of certain parts of Wales. It will visit Llanelly on Friday. April'15th, and addresses will be givenhy experts. The train will include a. demonstration car, which will be kept- open for the inspedim lyf visitors, and attendants will give all the explanation and information required. The demonstrations will take place in the different station yards, and the lec- tures will be given in convenient, buildings adjacent. Arrangements are to bo made for the periodical collection of the eggs nd poultry at the centres selected, and by this means it is hoped to greatly improve the Eng- lish and Welsh quality, and to increase sales correspondingly.
I TARIFF REFORM. I 1 0 (Continued.) I THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. I In Tariff Reform literature the shipping in- dustry has but very little place. The experi- ence of the United States has probably led them to keep silence. In the year 1860 the American tonnage was 21. millions, and the Brtisli 4 £ millions. After fifty, years of Pro- tection the American has dwindled to less than one million, whereas the British has risen to more than eleven millions, and is practically equal to the combined tonnage of protected countries. Germany has made an advance within recent years because of her free imports of raw materials for shipbuilding and State subsidies. The United States alone during six years <1903-1908) has paid the British owners something like iE45,000,000 for freight upon their imports of manufactured goods. If Protection is adopted, and a tariff tension arises between us and foreign countries, they would have a. powerful lever to retaliate and penalise our shinping industry by imposing a special tax on British, boats ,entering their ports. Our shipping industry has been built upon the "open door" policy, which has made it an international carrier, but which Protec- tion, by its exelusiveness, cannot hope to attain. I TARIFF REFORM AND THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM. I It is the essence of a system of Protection that each class of industry should co-operate and become associated, so as to promote tariff measures and watch tariff regulations. Even- tually these associated interests would result in the formation of trusts and combines, which, according to ex-President Roosevelt, are the curse of the United States to-day, and trusts are quite as cruel in their operations against. small capitalists as they are to the community. The workpeople 'n those industries would naturally feel an interest in tariff questions affecting their trade. Gradually, the trusts I would exercise, an influence on the mind of the electorate, and seek Parliamentary repre- sentation. The consequence will be that Par- liament would In composed of an excessive ? number of manufacturers and landlords, whose main object would be to procure tariff legislation for the benefit of their industries. Parliamentary sessions would be very much 'I occupied on tariff questions. Social measures would be of secondary importance. r In Parliamentary elections there would be I pressure, coercion, and even 'Corruption, and the experience of the United States would be- come the experience of this country. Tam- many will reign supreme. I TARIFF REFORM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. I Great Britain now enjoys what is known as I the "most favoured nation clause" in tariff treaties with foreign countries. Briefly, its terms are "that no higher duties shall be im- posed on British importations to a foreign country than are payable on the like article of any other foreign country." So that if Ger- many reduces a duty on a certain article im- ported from France in consideration of France reducing her duty on some other article from Germany, Great Britain gets the benefit of the reduced" duties in both countries for her ex- ports. This clause makes it unnecessary for our Foreign Office to negotiate tariff treaties with foreign countries Tariff Reform will put an end to this beneficent clause, and will keep our Foreign Office going in negotiating tariff contracts. Tariffs are a bone of conten- tion, which invariably leads to tension and strife. The tariff recently concluded by Ger- many and Canada lasted seven years, and the loss of trade to Germany ihrough diminished exports to Canada during those years amoun- ted to forty-three million pounds. Where our imports from a foreign country exceed our ex- ports to that country, there will be no ade quate power to retaliate, and the country which will suffer more will be our own coun- try. Apart from tension and strife, tarifhdisputes dislocate commerce and decrease exports. I TARIFF REFORM AND THE COLONIES. In practice the Tariff Reformers' policy of preference would mean that Great Britain ex- port manufactured goods to the Colonies, and import agricultural and dairy produce in ex- change, by means of an increased, duty upon foreign imports. Such a policy would handi- cap the Colonies in taking advantage of their natural resources and develop their indus- tries. It would also check the growth of Colonial population; of all communities, the least populous are the agricultural communi- I ties. The Canadian Manufacturers' Associa- I tion has made it clear that they do not re- quire preference if it means the dumping of English, manufactured goods to the detriment of the development of their industries. The statement of the Canadian Minister of Agri- culture (Mr. Fisher) in January, 1906, is also I worth quoting. He says: "England has not adopted the preference, and I think she did right. England to-day could not give preference without changing her fiscal policy. It would mean Ute ob- struction of her owii increased taxa- tion, and the entering into the complicated problem of a Protective policy. It would in England's case be a radical change for the worse. Tariff Reformers say little or nothing about India on the preference question. India has a system of Free Trade, a population of six times as great as all other British Colornes combined, and in 1908 took three-lourths of the whole of the export trade to British Colo- nies. India will demand protection under a preferential system. As a matter of fact, when Mr. Chamberlain's scheme was first propotin- ded, the Bengal press threatened to form I fiscal reform leagues throughout, the Empire, and Britain's best Colonial Customer, taking I more than fifty millions annually, will be. to a large extent, lost by the closed door of Pro teetion. A chain, of tariffs to "cement the friendship of our kindred beyond the sea" is a ellain which, after a few years' wear, will snap: and like the Stantp.Duties, which lost us America, it will, lead to the flotsaill and jetsam of the British Empire. Let me sum the points dealt with. (1) Tariff Reform, then, does not concern three-fourths of the population of this coun- try, and of the one-fourth with which it does concern, it will not give more employment to the workingrclasses or more wages. (2) Their proposals to tax necessities are not as productive as the taxation of luxuries and land increment. (3) It will change the incidence of the tax, and put the burden on the shoulders of the m asses. (4) It will yield a powerful adverse influence upon the electoral system. (5) It will increase the cost of living whilst it would decrease the volume of trade, parti- cularly the shipping industry. (6) It will create tariff wrangles between in- terdependent interests, such as the suppliers of raw materials and the finished articles. (7) It will create tariff wars between us and foreign countries. (8) It will check the development, of ihe natural resources and industries of the Colo- nies. Let us now proceed to trace the destination of the benefits of Tariff Reform. Tariff Reformers have but two themes—Agri- culture and Manufacture. The centre of agri- culture is in the House of Lords, the centre of manufacture is in the Midlands. TlleexreTienco of Austria-Hungary throws a curious light, on the destination of the bene- fits of a tariff. Austria-Hungary is almost self-supporting in the production of corn. The I duty on corn in. Austria is lis. 5d. per quar- ter. The total consumption of corn in 1903 was 28 million quarters. The foreign imports were small—200,000 quarters: the home pro- duction was 27,800.000 quarters. The revenue derive) through foreign imports was only £ 110,000. but because of the duty the Austrian people had to pay lis. 5d. per quarter more for home-grown corn, amounting to C.1.4,000.000 and that huge Slllll went to the coffers of the Austrian landlords and agriculturists, which. I under a Free Trade system, they could not obtain, As regards manufacture, the imports of manufactured goods in Ions (the latest avail- j able figures) into the United States was,' I without duty, £ 121,000,000. The amount of duty on those goods was 33 millions, that is, more than one-fourth of the value of the goods. The value of goods made and sold in AnVrica Corresponding to the articles im- ported was, roughly, 138 millions. Had there been free, open competition into the States, the American consumers would pay £ 30,000,000 less for their home-made goods, which is the increase in price corresponding to the tariff I imposed; and this amount, went to swell manufacturers' profits, which they could not obtain except under a protective system. Tariff Reform creates two authorities for collecting revenue. The one authority is the Custom House, which collects duties on I imported goods; the other authority is divided into several groups of associated interests or trusts, who collect the increase in the price of golds corresponding to the amount of tariff, direct from the people. Tariff Reform is a check upon the demo- cratic progress of the country. Tariff Reform, if adopted, will be the begin- ning of the downfall of the commercial supre- macy of the country,, and, in eouTscof years, the disintegration of the British Empire.
I, 1 THE ELECTIONS. I -0- I Polling took place on Monday for seats OTl the Board of Guardians and Urban District Coun- cil. In connection with the latter, a contest took place in each of the wards, but with re- gard to the Board of Guardians an election was avoided in Ward III.. the Rev. W. Trevor Jones and the Rev. David Davies having been returned unopposed. The electors of Ward I. were favoured with an unusual profusion of pamphlets, containing numerous fantastic promises. Misrepresentations of a gross and unpardonable character had also been freely circulated throughout the ward, and the policy pursued was as ungenerous as it was uncalled for. Mr. W. Vivian polled exceed- ingly well, as also did Mr. W. H. Samuel, the nominee of the Trades and Labour Council. The two retiring members, Mr. Win. Roberts and Mr. William David, were, therefore, sup- planted by their combatants. Since his ad- vent on the Council Mr. William Roberts has rendered yeen an service to the town, and during the past year acted as vice-chairman of the Education Committee. He had carried out his duties as a councillor in an efficient manner, and it is to be regretted that the ratepayers should have rejected him. Mr. W. David had also during his long tenure of office shown a keen ambition for the advance- ment of his native town, and had proved to be a, sound and logical administrator. It can only be hoped that the two members who have been elected in their stead will endeavour to emulate the services of their vanquished friends. As expected, Messrs. E. Willis Jones and D. R, Jones secured a renewal of the confidence of the ratepayers, as evidenced by their trium- phant return, the latter polling exceedingly well. The unexpected rejection of Mr. Evan Evans caused no little surprise, he being ousted by Mr. Charles Randell, who polled 171 more votes than him. Dr J. L. Davies, who for the first time solici- ted the favour of the electors of a seat on the Board of Guardians, headed the poll in Ward I., thus filling the seat rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr. R. M. Roberts. With regard to Ward II., the electors showed their appreciation of the services of Messrs. R. C. Jenkins and Thomas.tones in no uncertain manner, and. the result goes to prove that the Labour candidate is not very popular in this part of the town. As the result of the polling the Trades and Labour Council lost two seats, and gained one. Results:— I LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. WARD J. Elected. W. Vivian 841 W. H. Samuel 747 Non-elected. *Williaiu Roberts 558 "William David. 393 WARD 11. Elected. R. Jones 1007 *f). "li,\Iillis Jones 870 Non-elected. G. H. St-acey 776 WARD III. Elected. • IT. D, Pees 612 Charles Rand ell 537 Non-elected. *Evan Evans 366 J. V<:nigItanEvans 114 AMMANFORD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Elected. *William Evans 493 J. Darby.shire ￼ 471 *T. FIetche.)- 471 Robblings I 462 John Davies 392 Ncn-clcctc(L W. N. Jonas 385 *J. E. Jones 378 -0-, I BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WAItn T. Elected. Dr. J. L. Davies 1223 William Pugh 889 Non-elected. Evan Rees 4-;z 3 WARD II. Elected. •R. C. Jenkins 1094 Th().}IJas Jones I 1017 Non-elected. Nathan C;, Griffiths 637 LLA.NGEN NECH. < Elected. •Morton Evans 333 Griffith Harry 228 Noi.i-eleeted. *Morley Joseph 203 LLANEDY. j Elected. :tW. Llevvellvn 421 H. W. Thomas 396 Non-elected. Llewellyn Thomas 266 I PWLL. Elected. r William Basset.t 146 j No n elected. I John Evans 103 Rev. R, Owen 3 ( With regard to the Rev. R. Owen, the elec- I tors had been notified prior, to 1 lie polling day not to vote for him, as he was desirous of withdrawing his candidature. LL ANGENDE lit X E. Elected. D. T. (}i!ben 235 John' Lewis 208 Non-tdected. r./ -\1 (\ t" J 7! Bev. I). Gorlech Jones 137 I PARISH riOUNCIL. I LLANELLY RURAL (iLYN WARD). Elected. D. II. Davies, Pontyeates 110 John Jenkins, Von1 henry 71 Non-elected. William..Lewis, Pontyeates 55 BERWICK WARD. Elected. Rees Griffiths. Llwvnhendv 292 H. J. Hopki ns, Llwynhendy 267 | David Hughes, Llwynhendy 254 David Nicholas, Llwynhendy 207 Llew. Owen, Llwynhendy 16i Non-elected. John Beyuon, Cwnifelin 1132 John Jenkins. Llwynhendy 147 Thomas 124 J. R. Thomas. Central Stores. 113 H. R. Thomas, ('v, nicarnhowell 60 I Old mem Iters.
G. W. R. LLANELLY PLATFORM ARRIVALS OCTOBER, 1909, TO APRIL, 1910. UP TRAINS. A.M. 7.57 Slow train to Landore, then fast train ? Paddingnton. 9.10 Slow train to Bristol and Reading (via Loop) 9.43 Llanelly and Burry Port, leaves BurrI Port 9.35. 10.30 Fast train to Paddington. 10.55 Fast train to Paddington P.M. 12.49 Slow train Swansea (Saturdays only). 1. 7 Fast train to Paddington. 1.18 Llanelly and Burry Port, leaves Batil Port 1.10 1.55 Fast train to Gloucester, Cheltenbatll and North. A 3.28 Fast train to Gloucester. 4.13 Fast train to Swansea to meet Boat trillo (via Loop). 544 Slow train to Swansea (via Loop). 7.14 Slow train to Swansea (Thursdays aod Saturdays only). 7.23 Fast train to Newport. 8.33 Mail train to Paddington. 9.45 Slow train to Swansea (Saturdays only) SUNDAYS 'A.M. 8.20 Fast train to Paddington 10.12 Slow train to Swansea. P.M. 5..50 Slow train to Aberdare. 8.33 Mail train to Paddington. DOWN TRAINS. A.M. 4.26 .Fast train to Carmarthen and then BtO". to Neyland. 7.45 Slow train to Carmarthen (Saturdays oDI1)' 8.37 Slow train to Aberystwyth. 9.13 Fast train to Carmarthen and then slo" to Fishguard. 9.20 To Burry Port only. 10.17 blow train to Pembroke Dock. P.M. [ 12.32 Fast train to Aberystwyth. 1.27 Slow train to Aberystwyth. 2.30 Llanelly and Barry Port (Saturdays only). 3. 0 Slow train to Liardyssil. 4.10 Fatt train to Carmarthen slow to Neylaol 4.53 Slow train to Carmarthen. 5.57 Slow train to Neyland. 8. 0 Slow tram to Pembrey. k 8.30 Slow train to Carmarthen. 9.32 Fast train to Fishguard (Cork Boat). 10.18 Tuesdays and, Saturdays only. 11.30 Stops at Llanelly. SUNDAYS. A.M. 4.26 Fast train to Neyland. 11.48 Slow train to Carmarthen. P.M. 8.3ti Slow train to Neyland LLANELLY, LLANDOVERY, & BRYNAMAH, Arrivals. Departures. A.M. A.M. 9. 0 5.20 10.15 8.15 P.M. 9.50 12.15 11. 5 1.35 P.M. 3. 5 12.50 4.40 2. 5 7. 0 4.20 8.20 6.15 1' *11 5 *10. 0 SUNDAYS. 5.45 P.M. 6.55 A.M. Saturdays only. BURRY PORT AND PONTYBEREM Departure- from Departures frona Burry Poit. Pcntyberem. A.M. A.M. 5.30 7.45 9.40 P.M. P.M. 12.25 2,. 0 3.30 5.25 4. 0 *8.20 t6.40 *9.30 Saturdays only. f Tuesdays and Saturdays only. No. (5.40 train on Tuesday from PontybereW- The 9.30 p.111. 011 Saturday only calls at PoDtye11 t MONEY. 11 HE ordestaMiehed PROVINCIAL U?I? I BANK continues to lend unmenM '"? daily From £ 10 to £5,000 on Note of Hand alone, or other security, s:, few hours' notice, to all classes in any P.?'J- England and Wale&, Iepayable by ea*y illat ments. No good application refused. '?o communications strictly private. Mod??? interest. Special rates for short periods. Too largest, best known, and most honour*? conducted business in the Kingdom. ￼ MLnds of our regular customers have exP-rOOOO ?foiT entire !atif!factin in repeated traD? tions with us. If desired, one of our o&?j) will attend at your residence at once with c? and carry out the advance there and tU Call, or write in confidence to the j Mr. STANLEY DOWDING, 845 1, Queen Square, Bri.t i COAL! COAL! COAL! JOHN CHESTER & Goof 1 COAL ) Coal MerchaPt5 and General Carriers, 1 2, ALS STREET, LlanelW Best House Coal at Lowest Priced delivered in Loads or Bags. A TRIAL Obdkb RESPECTFULLY SOLICI NOTICE. LATE JAMES JONES, BILLPOSTER, STA^ ROAD, KIDWELLY. eØ THE ABOVE BUSINESS has now been over by the son. ——" Ml work entrusted to him will be executed P sonally, and to your satisfaction. Au Inspection mvire SAUSAGES! SAUSAGES I The very Pork Sausages, Bid. per lb., at Pegler's ?'' ? Lla-ti?,,Ily. Fresh da-?ly. Llanelly. Fresh daily. -< • •• r' V FOR SALE.—S?pheoa' Ink (the best '?? ￼ market), Carr'6 Inks, and Weboter'o 11,?Of Fountain Pens, Letter Files, and all ?° ",etf Stationery useful to house or office, fLt Ovv prices, at the Mercury" O&c?' 28 **1%^ Itreet, Llaceily.