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I DOVEY FISHERY" BOARD. GOOD SPAWNING SEASON. The quarterly meeting of the Board of Con- servators for the Dovey, Mawddach, and Glaslym salmon fishery district- was held at Barmouth yesterday, when there were present: Mr G. H. Eldlis-, Peai-mount (chairman) Lord Herbert Vane Tempest, Colonel Norton, Dolcorsllwyn Messrs Ililton Kershaw, Minffordd; Edward" Rowland, Pen mil; John Da vice, DyffVyn; T. Martin Wil- liams, Rhys Jone.s, Barmouth; Llew. Davids, Portma.doc; A. R. Cox, Ta.nHan; A. H. Duns- mure, Ilengwrt; Owen Jones, Llancgrjn; with Air R. Barnctt. aotinar clerk. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Lilew. Device, a vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Lord London- derry. Lord Herbert Varus Tempest acknowledged the vote. REPRESENTATIVE MEMBER. Mr Hilton Kershaw was re-elected representa. the member for another year. Lord Herbert Vane Tempcair,, Colonel Norton, Messrs IIenry Bcmaalil and Hilton Kershaw were appointed re- prceentatives of authorities under the Sea Fishc-rice Regulations Acts. UOUD SPAWNING SEASON. Water balhtl6 of the Artro, Dovey, and Glas- lyn reported that the season had been most favourable for spawning, Mr Evan Evans, of the Doveoy adding that it was the best season during the last ten years. THE SALMON SEASON. Mr A. H. Dunem-ure enquired with whom rested the dcesion in regard to the salmon fish- ing, commencing on the 1st of May. 1 fie Clark: Tho bye-laws of this Board. Mr Duinsmure: But I Rave seen fresh fish in April, oculd not the bye-Laws be altered acoord- ingly ? The Chairman: Our bye-la WB Lave been com- piled after many years of careful consideration. Mr Dunemure: I tihink bhe decision is wroing. Colonel Norton: It takes two years to revise our bye-laws as so many formalities have to be gone through, and frequently we have to sub- mit to the deci sion of the London authorities. Mr Dunsmure In any case I give notice that I will bring the matter forward at the next rneet- wrg.
BARMOUTH. I EGG COLLECTION.—During the month of February 504 fg'gs ha.ve been sent from Dyffryn to the depot in London for the wounded. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.-On Satur- day an election took place to fiil the vacancy in the representation of the North Ward on the Merioneth County Council. Three candidates contested the seat. The result was declared by Mr R. Guthrie Jones, returning officer, as fol- lows: Mr John Roberts, Ripon House, 99 Wectcd); Mr Edward Williams. Cevlon House, 80; Mr T. W. Piggott, 56. OBITUARY.—The death occurred at his re- sidence, 2, Cumberland House, of Mr John Astley (70), who for upwards of fifty years had been in the nervioe of the Cambriaill Railway Company. The funeral took place at Iianaber on Saturday.
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THE OTHER SIDE OF I DEATH. LENT INSTRUCTION BY THE DEAN OF I BANGOR. The Dean of Bangor delivered at the Cathedral on Monday evening the first of a series of Lent instructions on the subject "The other side of death." The Dean said:—At the time of the Crimean War John Bright startled the House of Com- mons by exclaiming: The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land: you may almost hear the beating of his "Wings." Another terrible war has brought the Angel of Death very near us and its heavy wings overshadow the greater part of the civilised world. Its sword has already mowed down many thousands. In. our country it has claimed victims in almost every town and couutrv district. The occurrences of the last few months have brought us face to face with the great Hereafter. That there is a Here- after is our unwavering conviction. We be- lieve that death is not the end of man; that the closing of the eyes on this world is the opening of them on another; that Canaan is on the other side of J-ordan. And it may be profitable at this time to examine the ground of our faith, and to ask ourselves why we believe in everlasting life after death. THE UNIVERSAL BELIEF OF MANKIND. I At the threshold of the subject we meet with the undeniable fact that belief in a future state is the common inheritance of mankind, and is as universal as belief in God. Everywhere and in all ages man has refused tú\ reconcile himself to the idea that death is the end of all things. The fact that a cer- tain number of individuals profess their un- belief does not appreciably affect the general rule. The expectation of another state of existence is deeply rooted in the human heart. The belief is not peculiar to the Christian religion. It was held before the Incarnate Son came into the world as the Revealer of Divine truth; and it is held to-day where Christ is not known, and where the Bible has never been heard of. It is true that apart from the Gospel man has been groping for this truth in the dark. In all heathen religions the pure grain oi. truth is mixed up with much chaff of error. But in all nations, worthy of the name, there exists now, and there has always existed, an expectation of life after death. Why did the ancient Egyptians embalm the bodies of the dead? Why did they raise over the resting place of their dead kings and heroes those gigantic pyramids which are among the won- ders of the world? It was because they be- lieved that their souls were still alive; and they had an idea that those souls occasionally came to visit the resting place of their bodies. The Egyptians further believed in the rewards and punishments of a future state. Their "Book of the Dead" teaches that the souls of the departed are weighed in the balance by Osiris, and each one is rewarded or punished according to his life and character in this world. Take again the religion of the ancient Persians. Zoroaster, their great prophet, oirected that the living should ad- dress prayers to the souls of the dead which were accordingly believed to be alive. The Zenied Avesta, their sacred book, prescribes that during the last ten days of the year the dead should be specially commemorated, because it was thought thit during those days their souls left the other world to visit their relatives on earth. Turn again to those clever people who have of recent years de- veloped into a mighty empire. We remember that a part of the religious service held in Japan at the accession of the present Emperor was a visit to the graves of his predecessors for the purpose of doing homage to their souls, still living in the world beyond. This belief has also been the support and comfort of the millions in India. In the Hindu religion marked reverence has always been paid to the dead. The Veda, its sacred book, relates that Gama was the first mortal to travel the road to the next world; that he and the other fathers now dwell in the inner- most heaven; that they drink of the waters of the heavenly river; and that they come to the religious banquets which are prepared for them on earth. In China afso the same ex- pectation of a great future has always pre- vailed. The moral law of Confucianism pre- scribes the worship of the souls of the de- parted as a part of the duty of children to their parents. In offering oblations to the departed the highest solemnity is ordered. The religions of ancient Greece and Roallo shared this belief with the older Oriental creeds. Tho besc thoughts of tlhe Greeks aire expressed by Socrates in these, words When I have drunk of the paieon I shall no longer remain with you, but tihaLl pass to the happy state of the depart- ed. 11 We may take the words of Cicero as giving us the beet thoughts of the Romans: "The in- stinct of immortaility makes us spend our Jives in toils amd dangers." In the Iliad of Homer and the 2Eiiid of Virgil, we find the Greek and Latin conceptions of the Mfc of the world to come in the beautiful and immortal lan- guage of poetry. There are indications that belief in a future state existed in Britain before the advent of Christianity. Why does his riderless horse foTtni a part of the funeral procession of a great sol- dli.e.r? It is supposed to be tho surv i vall of on old heathen custom of the country. The horse oi the soldier was taken to the grave of his master, and there put to death, with the idea, that lie would want his horse to ride in the blessed fields of the under-world. Thus, to start with. Ave have to 'deal with this striking and undeniable fact: that, everywhere man behoves that he will litfJ after death. We li\ e im a scientific age, in which the scientific method is much praised, and deservedly so. It is the province of science to observe facts, and to account for them. Watts noticcd the rising of the lid of tiho boiling kettle and found its explanation in steaim-pow-er. Newton caw tho fail of the apple, and accounted for it by the law of gravitation. Apply this method to the sub- ject before us. Some account must be given of the- fact we have been oonaiderinig. What can it be? Tho explanation surely is that the. Almighty Creator, when He made man, implanted w:th,in him this expectation of immortality. The general consent of mankind is no-t a matter to be lightly regarded. S. Augustine. speaking of the general agreement of the Church, says: "The judgment 0If tho whole world is safeand Cecil Rhodes, taking a etui wider view: "Surely the universal instinct of the race has something to justify iL" THE EVIDENCE OF NATURAL I RELIGION. Let us examine the ground of this universal expectation. Ie it a reasonable hope? Let us investigate our own nature, a<nd inquire whether itha anything to say ip the matter. Now, first of all, man is conscious that he has a aotu.l as well as a body, and that the two are to be dis- tinguished from each other. I know that I have a hand, because I see it; I know that I have a soul, because I am conscious of it. And con- sciousness is as strong- ,an evidence as sight. I am quite as certain of the existence of my u.n- seen soul as I .am of my visible frame. lu tJJe Sis tine Cthape-I at Rome there r.s a striking pic- Wire by Michael Angelo reprosoenting the crea- tion of man. It shows the Holy Spirit of God, floating in the air, and touching the body of Adam with His finger. The touch of the Divine finger kindl-es a flame, which enters the body of our first pe. re nit, and man becomes a living soul. The painter borrowed his ideas from Genesis. These we read of the human body existing aa a separate thing before the soul entered into it. I do not step here to inquire Avhobher the human body oarneooddenly into being at tho Divino command; or whether there was a gradual pro- cess through plant and animal life. But in either case the soul came as an addition, and possessed an iiidopendcrit existence. Conscious- new testifies to the truth of thiis independe-nce. It is my soul which thinks and undcretands, amd remembers, and loves, and perceives the dirfferemcc between r.iylit and wrong. These are not physical functions; they a-re beyond the power off the bodily frame to accomplish. We know that in deaith a great chanige passes over the huma.n body. It becomes incapable of motion or feeling; tit can neither hear nor see. Gradually, it becomes subject to corruption and cl"Ud11h!i.nrto dust. But as the soul had an in- dependem; existence it is reasonable to believe that it undergoes nk> change; that it still con- tinues to think, and remember, and understand. In the language of St. Paul, the human body is the house" occupied by the soul. The demo.. lition of the house destroys not its occupant. The Preacher has well expressed the meaning- of doath: Then shall the diust retrum to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return uaito God, who gave it. Let us attain oaoakkr the jwbure of the 1 its longings and desires, and its potentialities. One tflitinig is certain, we desire to live for ever. The ins,ta,net of immortality asserts itself as un- mistakably as the power to love and bate. There is nothing a sane man. dreads more tjhrun to cease to exist. He is prepared to face any suffering or disappointment if only he is able to continue in life. And this defcire embraces all those whom ho knows and loves. It is unbearable to think tliat any friend should cease to exist and be annihilated. We desire the immortality of others as well as our own. Now we find that where God has implanted in humtan. nature a univer- sal desire, He also provides the means to satisfy it. All men desire food and drink; and God has given us bread and water to gratify that desire. As there is a universal desire to live for ever, it is reasonable to believe that there is awaituiig us an endless life by which the long- ing will be gratified. Again, how marvellous are the powers of the human soul, and how great its capacity for progress. Think of its achieve- ments. It puts the heaA-enly bodies in its bal- ances and tell's their weight to an ounce, it throws its measuring tape over them and guves us their dimensions to an inch; it captures the lightning of heaven and sends it witn messages to the uttermost pa,rt6 of the earth. And it is never satisfied with what it has done, and what it Has become. To the hour of death it longs for further progress. It ia inconceivable that eucth a no-ble being should be destined to Live a :ew short years on earth, and then cease to exist. And what shall we say for the disorders in the moral world? Wicked men have been seen to prosper; everything they touch turns to gold. On the other hand, the good a.nd holy occasion- ally ire the iiicst unfortunate of men; oveirything seems to be against them. It is true this does not often happen. But even one instance com- pels us to ask, "Shall not the Judige of all the earth do right?" Most surely He shall. But we do not always see it here: and there must De another tife in which the wicked is rewarded aC- cording to his wickedness, and the righteous ac- cording to his righteousness. Nature a.round as tcib of a life after death. Can anything m more dead than the earth in winter? aaid yet when the spring arrives it bursts into fresh life. You took pleasure in the beauty of the tulip which adorned your garden. You saw it sicken and wither and die. During tho winter months it iay in its oold grave. But when the sun re- turned and the long days, it sprang out again into life, and lived again. Is a tulip better tiian a nuvn? It is unthinkable that there should bo a life after death for a flower, and none for man, the lord of creation. SPIRITUALISM. I The pretentions of spiritualism cannot be re- garded as evidence of a I' fe after death. Its conceivable, indeed, that the souls of the de- parted may make their thoughts known to men in the flesh. We believe th:at the holy angels suggest t.o us goodl thoughts, and that Satan by suggesting evil thoughts tempts men to sin. But to seek to communicate with the dead is to be guilty of the sin of our first parents. It i3 to touch forbidden fruit. I am qui,to sure that what may look like innocent playing at a medium is a thing to be eschewed as full of danger. Sataui may be there. Necromancy, or consulting the doad, which is the Biblical name for spiritualism, is denounced in Holy Scripture as a heinous sin. It was one of theae sins for w:hich the seven nations of Canaan, at the com- mand of God, were put to the sword by the ohil- d,ren of Israel. The experience I had some years ago of the professors of this cult convinced me that spiritualism leads to the denial of Jesus Christ, and the renunciation of the Christian Faith. A sermon I once preached on the sub- ject brought me much of their literature, and many private letters, all of which clearly showed that the practice is one which luakes men un- believers. One correspondent said, "It is only a short time since I joined t-he spiritualists. I do believe in Jesus Christ. I know the others do not. IHE TEACHING OF THE GOSPEL. 11le probabilities of N atlliral Religion have be- I come to us Christians certainties of Revelation. God has set to His seal that in His expectation of a Great Hereafter man has all along been right. "Our Saviour Jesus Christ hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel." He alone can speak with perfect knowledge of tho other side of death. He has not told us much; but He has placed the matter above doubt. lie teUs us that while the body, full of sores, of the boggair Lazarus was left behind on earth, his soul was carried by angels into Abraham's 030Ill; and that whilst the body of the rich mam was | receiving a gorgeous burial hia c-otti ottenc-d its eyes in hell, in torment. And not only haa our Lord taught us of life after death; He has also given us an example of it in Himself. For after the passion He showed Himself alive to the Apostles. Even after the Ascension St. Stephen kxoked up to he uven and saw Him standing on tlbe right hand of God. St. Paul saw and heard Him on the road to Damas- cus; and St. John was granted a vision of Him, whan an exile in Patmos. Without a shadow d a shade of doubt we recite our creed, "I believe in everlasting life after death."
RECRUITING IN CARNAR- VON. QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT. I Mr Yeo, in the House of Commons, on I Wednesday, asked the Under-Secretary for War how many recruits in Carnarvon had joined the Army since the war broke out. Mr Tennant said that it was not in the British interest to give recruiting statistics of this character. Mr Yeo: Has the right hon. gentleman's attention been drawn to a statement in the Press in which a recruiting officer gave the figures, and said they were a disgrace to the county of Carnarvon? Mr Tennant: I was not aware that that had appeared in the Press. If my hon. friend will show me I shall be delighted. Sir Ivor Herbert: Has there not been a very remarkable development in the recruit- ing in the county of Carnarvon since the es- tablishment of the Welsh Army Corps? Mr Tennant: I cannot answer that off-hand. Mr Ellis Davies: Is it not the fact that over 600 men have joined in the town of Carnar- von out of a tota.1 population of 9000? Mr Tennant Again I cannot give the in- formation off-hand.
THE CALL TO ARMS. I IN CARNARVONSHIRE AND ANGLESEY, I Recruiting in portions of Oa.rniai-vonshiro and Anglesey needs a fillip. In it is hoped the route maawh o.f the Llandudno "Pals' throxng'i the county this week will send the recruiting baroimieteir up. BANGOR. I line following nave enlisted for Kitchener's A i-niv at the Town Ila-ld, Bangor, since February 18tJh:- 17bli R.W.F. Ivor Parry, 7. Bn:tannia-squaT<\ Bangor, and Ivor Williams. Ilalil Inn, Llanllecihiid. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. I I- ?- I 1 nomas Hug-net*, 15, Mount-street, Menai I Bridige. At Arvoima. Build'imgs, tho following enMeted si nce last week :— WELSH (CARNARVONSHIRE) R.G.A. I Hugh R. Jones, Tregartih Wm. IXiviee, P. Foulkes, H. R. Hughes, R. F. Sloane, Poninaen. mawr; and Robert Roberts, Bangor. ANGLESEY. I Since February 17t.h the following oolisteà at I the Menai Bridge Recruiting Office. ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. I W Miraxn JOnPa, lanynorad, unorwell; David Jones, Tan Ffordd, Penygrugtfan. Aimlwoh; David Jones, 9, Kingsland, Holyhead; Thomas G. Hupthes, 4, Boston Cduirfc, Holyhead; John OWe«1 Janes, Tajnyfymwemit, Gaerwcn; John Owen, Talgwyn-terrace, Pentraeth; and John Le-wiø Jones, Pcm Lon, LLangtad Aval a dr, Bod- edeirri. WELSH HORSE. I Itooert Jdenrv J vewse, iiwLm rarm, Aberffraw. I GENERAL SERVICE. f (iconge Wro. Basis, 57, Summer Hill, Glouees- I ter. I
THE GOVERNMENT AND THE RAILWAYS. Cl.500,000 MORE WAGES. I It appears that the Go-veriinieiit and the rail- way companies have not absolutely decidcd the proportions in which they are to meet the in. creased wages bH. The Government offered to bear two-tlii-rds a the finandal liability. The oomtpaniee were not saii-Aed wiiai this, and the Government have ooaiced ed a point, and agreed to meet three-quarters of the new expenditure. It is understood that these are the Government's finoaJ terms, and that the companies are prepared to accept them as fair and reasonable. A settle-, me.nt on these lines will mean that; the com- panies will have to find about £ 1,506,000 a year m increased wogee to their employees during tho mar porMxi. •
STEAMER TORPEDOED OFF I ANGLESEY. SUNK WITHOUT WARNING. I GERMAN SUBMARINE'S RAID NEAR AMLWCH. A German submarine, either U 12 or U 21 has appeared again in the Irish Sea. There she has sunk two British steamers, the "CajDibank," of Cardiff, a vessel of 3000 tons, and the small Irish oollier Downshire." The Cambanik," laden with oopper, etc., and bound from Ilueiva for Gars ton, was torpedoed without warning at eleven o'clock on Saturday morning, about five miles off Amlwch, Angle- sey. The third engineer and two men were killed and the den key man waa drowned. The remainder of the crew saved themselves in their own ba-at, and eventuaily were towed to Am- lwch Port, where they were taken charge of by the local agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' So- ciety. 11116 vessel had just taken the Liverpool pilot on board and resumed her journey when she was torpedoed. The ooal steamer "Downshire," belon.ging to belongr ) Ilg to the East Downshire Steamship Company, was stopped off the Calf of Man about five o'oiock in the evening. The master, C-aptain Connor, and the crew were given five minutes to leave the vessel before it was sunk. The crew, in the ship's boats, landed at Dundrum, County Down The Downshire"- was a small steamer of 365 tons, and was buii.lt in 1898. The crew oi a vessel which docked at Liver- pool during Saturday stated that about a quar. tor to ten o'clock they spoke the "Cambank," who warned them that there was a submarine about. Both vessels were bound for Liverpool, but the Cambank" was much the slower oi the two, and while the faster boat reached port with- out incident, the Databank" met with dis- aster. Lloyd's agent at Holyhead etated that the cap- tain of the Liverpool pilot steamer reported hav- ing, at 11.15 on Saturday momiiLg, put a pilot atx»rd the Cambank." Fifteen minutes later she was torpedoed by a submarine, and sajik in twelve minutes. ENEMY CRAFT APPEARS OFF POINT LYNAS. HOW THE "CAMBANK" WAS SUNK. The "Cambank" loaded at Huelva, Spain, a cargo of about 4800 tons of pyrites and copper ingots, the latter consisting ot about 800 tons. She left Huelva a Aveek ago for Garston. Ex- pcriencing very heavy weartier in the Channel, she put into Falmouth, and later continued her voyage to Garston, and arrived oil Amlwch be- tween nine and ton o'oiock on Saturday morning, 'and, as usual with Liverpool-bound boats; took on a pilot, in this instance Pilot Pass, of the Mersey Dock and Harbour pilots, and then con- tinued her voyage to Garston. When about ten miles east of Point Lvnas, a submarine suddenly appeared about 306 yards distant, and instantly, without any challenge or warning, sent a torpedo at the Cambank." Both Captain Prescott, in command of the vessel, and Mr Pass, the pilot, saw tho periscope of the submarine, and a-Iiiiost simultaneously they siinv the trail of a torpedo approaohing them at a tcrn fic speed. The "Cambank's" helm was put hard o-vet at once, but .0110 answered but slowly, and practi- cally did not change her course to any extent, and the torpedo struck her plump amidships. A shattering explosion followed, a.nd tons of water were flung on the deck of the "Cambank," which immediately began to sink, and Captain Prescott promptly ordered the boats to be lowered. The.re were 25 men to be saved, but only 21 answered the last call, for three who were down below at the moment of the explosion were killed out- right. All the others got safely into the boat with cne exception, who, being excited in jumping from tho ship to tihu boat, missed the boat and sank immediately. EXPLOSION SEEN FROM THE SHORE. I The tremendous force of the explosion may be estimated from the fact that, though tho tragedy- occurred tiiirteeii and a half miloe away, people on the hills a liore distinctly heaad it. There are persons who actually saw the explosion rJid the sinking of the ship and gave the ajarm; and in this way the Bull Bay iifeboati was notified and hurried to the scene of the disaster, wlncro the crew of the "Cambank" was found rowing about, several of them. half naked, and all of ithem hungry, cold and wet. The Baull Bay lifeboat took them in tow, and later on a patroi boat came on th,c scene and took both in tow and landed them at Amlwch Port about throe o'clock. Here a great crowd was waiting to see the rescued men, who, however, were taken in charge by the. looal agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society a-nd clothed and fed and warmed. This, it may be noted, was done by the society, al- though only one of the rescued men was a mem- ber of the society. The society, furthermore, gave each of the men a railway paee to his own town, for which they all left by the mail train. Tho crew was a mixed one, but it is to their credit that nothing in the shape of a panic de- veloped in their calamity. They all, of course, lost everything except what they had on at the tim-3 the ship was torpedoed. During the hour. from 3 till 7.40 the men rambled about the town surrounded by hundreds of the inhabitants, who evinced the greatest hos- pitality to them, and followed them to the station and gave them a cheering send-off. De- spite their nc.rA-e shaking experience the men Avcre in excellent heart. There wa-s a liner and a Norwegian steamer quite near the "Cambank" when the latter torpedoed, but the submarine took no notice or them, probably considering tihey wera too favt to be dealt with. There was also another steamer coming along, but apparently receiving a timely wa.rning, she turned tail and took re- fuge in Holyhead instead of continuing her couirse to Liverpool. The crew of the "Cambank" expressed the opinion that the loading of the vessel at Huelva was Avatched by many German spies, and that her destination and course were accurately ascer- tained before she left Huel va. ATTEMPT TO DODGE THE TORPEDO. I Pilot Pass, interviewed on his return home tc Egremont, said he was with, the captain and second mate on the Údige, is hen the second mate called out, "There is a aubnrarme's pcrijscopc. Immediately afterwards they saw the ripple of an approaching torpedo. They put the helm hard to port and tried desperately to clear, but there was no time. It was all over in a few seconds. The torpedo was firc-d at a distance of not more than 200 yards. It struck the vessel abaft the bridge, and the explosion blew out the funnej and caused tons of water to tumble on to the deck. It seemed as if the vessel was going down instantly, but M a inattor of fact the survivors had been in tho boat ten minutes before she disappeared beneath the waves. Mr Pass mentioned that one of the boats had already been swung out in readiness, since they hea.rd that there wa. a submarine in the neigh- bourhood, and the other boat was beiiig pre- pared when they were attached. They had not expected to see a submarine so short a distance from Point ^nas. The first mate had the utmost difficulty in es- caping from the cabin owing to the rush of Avater, and had a narrow escape of losing his life. The cargo of the steamer included some 300 tons of iron ore and 800 copper ingots. CREWS GRATITUDE TO AMLWCH I FOLK. Mr R. C. Baxter, Victor House, Llandudno, writes:— I was a fellow passenger on Saturday with the crew of the 'Cajnibatnik,' from Llandiudno Junction to Liverpool. The men were loud in thicur praises of the licqpiteility of tho Amlwoh folk, in succouring thean in their distress. One man, Joseph Bun bury, said he should not forget the kindiness shown him as long as he lived. They were anxious that the people of Amlwch should kmow of their gratitude.. It was, sir, a great pleasure to see how bravely these 'meal took their misfortunes, and the same spirit per- vadica them feat animates the whole nation. They are not daunted a.nd are ready again to follow their calling in spite of submarines. This same spirit will carry us through this terrible war at any oewt to a final and complete victory over all our enemies."
COMFORTS FOR THE TROOPS. I Mrs Alicia Adelaide Needham (the Irish com- poser), of Oapham Park, London, S.W., is col- lecting and buying all kinds of comforts, includ i. ing woollens, tobacco, etc., for the Irish troops at the front. She will gratefully acknowledge any contributions received, and for shilling forwarded to her for this purpose she will send one of her autographed songs.
Owing to the recent success of the Denbigh- shire Society with a dramatic performance, it has been decided 0 establish a Indon Welsh Mu- sioal and Dramatic Society, for ttw purpose of giving Welsh Teroions of dram* und open.
TIRPITZ'S SON INTERNED AT DYFFRYN ALED. Recent arrivals of German officers at Llan. sannaoi have brought the number of prisoners at the Dyffryn Aled internment camp to about 140. Among them is a son of Admiral Von .Tkrpitz, the Kaiser's naval commander-in-chief, and tim commander of a notorious German r&ideir Avhioh is now bo Moro
I NORTH WALES TROOPS ENTERTAINED. I HUDDERSFIELD MADRIGAL SOCIETY'S DELIGHTFUL CONCERTS. During the week-end the troops in, training at Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Conway were entertained by the Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society, who gave their services gratuitously. The expenses of the visit were defrayed by the Society's large-hearted pre- sident (Mr Charles Sykes, J.P.) and the members, numbering about ninety, made their headquarters at Colwyn Bay, where they were accommodated free of charge. The arrangements locally were discharged by Mr T. E. Purdy and Mr W. Yates-Gregorv. The choir arrived on Friday afternoon, and in the evening they gave their first perform- ance at the Pier Pavilion, Llandudno, and on Saturday afternoon they sang to the troops at the Town Hall, Conway. In the evening they gave the first of a series of three enter- tainments at the Colwyn Bay Pier Pavilion. The choir received a very cordial reception from the troops at all three places. There was only one disappointing feature about the ojxining concert given by the Society at Cotwyn Bay on Saturday evening, and that unxortunately was a want of pat- ronage on the part of the troops. in whose sole interests the entertainments had been organised. South Walians. especially those drawn from Glamorganshire and Monmouth- shire, Avhcnce hail the recruits now at Colwyn Bay, are inured to choral singing of the A'ery highest British standard. Every other Vi? lagc in the two Rhondda valleys has its own highly trained mixed choir, and their per- formances are sufficiently frequent and excel- lent in character to develop in the masses a certain amount of apathy where glee society concerts are concerned. At the same time this helps them to acquire an amount of dis- crimination and musical taste not associated with their fellow-countrymen in other parts of Wales. These two facts probably help to explain why the South Wales troops did not turn up in force on Saturday night. Thev had apparently not realised the excellence of the fare provided for them, proof of which was to be found in the fact that on the fol- lowing evening their discriminating friends who did attend the first concert had so effee. tively enlightened them that they practicallv packed the building fifteen minutes before the programme was entered upon. Amongst others present were General Ivor Philipps, D.S.O., M.P. (commanding the 1st Division of the Welsh Army Corps) and Mrs Philipps, Brigadier-General Horatio Evans • and party, and a number of the chief officers of the 130th Brigade. The choir put in some delightful work under Mr C. H. Moody, whose UNOSTENTATIOUS CONDUCTING, by th.c way, was not the least pleasing feature of the entertainment, and one could only regret that there was no greater scope than in the <otn- paratively short choruses presented for an effec- tive display of their obvrous qualities. They were S2>ie:ididly balanced, but tho "basses and sopranos were the mainstay of the organisation. Md<MM has oi?p he.rd. iuijcr-bo<iicd and finer toned txxtoni bass notes from an equal number oi singens. Mr Moody had selected a most interesting and varlc-d range of choruses and selection of the- lx. performance is difficult. One of the most pleasing waa Macfarren s part-song, You sto:c my love. 'Ihis was presented unaccom- panied, and its light, playful mood and tecliriical peculiamicb were heard to the best possible ￼ The "?? eecbion san.g "Comrades in i effect.^ (Adam) in a manner ttm.t would surprise | Arms" (A¿1.ln) in a manlier tilat would Burprjre most W<?h oho.n- i?ad?rs. For ilJost, the tempo in th-2 opening passages was infinitely quicker than Weh»h choirs usually affect, and there was little of that fire that characterises the W olth interpretation of the second verse. Still, the general effect of the performance wae re- markxbly lnlple,gi%-p. Among other selections given w't.'r-eo Failing's Song of the Vikinsrs," "The Criuskeh Lawn" (Stewart), "Hail bright alxde" (from "Tatmiiauser"], "Land of mv Fathers," "The Nightingale" (WeeJkes), and "Night hymn a.t sea"- (Ihompson) (for ladies), and the National Antlvems of the Allies. A SOLOIST'S SUCCESS. Of the soio.Ms Miss E. Cox was unquestion- ab.y the most succossiful. Her singing of Spring s Awakening" (Sanderson) was sym- pathetic and tuneful. She set some of her colleagues an example in regard to articulation, and a pleasing, modest maimer added materially^ to the charm of her work. Messrs D. R. Oxley, a,nd Harold Sykes sang pleasingly tho" Tenor and Bari,to.ne" duet. and Miss Lottie Beaumont gave Elgar's "Land of Hope and Giory" with remarkable spirit. Messrs J. Berry, M. Armitage, W. S. Beaumont, and F. Rhodes sang the "Piper's Son" quartette, and the Songs of the Fleet" (Stanford) was given by Mr F. Bell and the cho r. Mr Herbert Leeming introduced some humor- ous .items at intervals. The cillolir and Mr Moody owe much to Mr Ernest Cooper for his helpful work at the piano.
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WITH THE "PALS" AT LLANDUDNO. GUARDING AGAINST TYPHOID FEVER 0 r EFFECTS OF INOCULATION. BATTALION IN MIMIC WARFARE. From the barely furnished surgery came he suffocating smell of chemicals. As one entered the room the clean-cut features of the medical man could be seen silhouetted in the dim light created by a blueish flame which licked around a spirit lamp. In his band was a long, slender phial containing those mysterious but wonderful germs which great men have discovered are oapa- ble of combating dread, sinister, diseases. With &low, funereal tread, men passed the medical man with their shirt sleeves roILed back to the shoulder. And as each one went by the oon- tents of the phial were injected into his arm. We w ore undergoing tho ordeal of inocukitiion against typhoid fever. Stories of the agonising sufferings which muse be borne by tho-c who consented to the operation had already reached our ears. Of a faith there were a few who couldn't bring themselves to "face the niutsic," but I fancy they will ere long hiave the veil removed from their eyes and come to the conclu- sion that even out of consideration for their com- rades, with whom they hope to stand shoulder to shoulder on the field of battle, it is their bounden duty to undergo what, after all, is but a very MILD AND HARMLESS OPERATION. Colonel Wilies has already expressed a Avish that before the battalion goes on active service every man will bo inoculated. I bedieve his wi.jli -will be complied with. When one chinks for a moment of the terrible ha/vee which can be wrought by this dread disease, it is amazing to find men who object to the operation. True it appears somewhat formidable when you are informed that the first injection consists of 500 thousand germs and the second injection a million. I beueve these figures are correct, but if not a few hundred thousand more or less are neither here nor there As we are talking in military terms we will aeaume that 500 thousand ''men' were placed in tho ".tield" on Friday night to fight agauut ihis sinister .monster, and the-se will be re-mforced by a million next week. If we could only place tOO thousand men in France as quickly as the medical iii4Lii placed 500 thousand germs in our bodies the present struggle would probably be short., Believe iiie, it ii-tiz over in considerably le&s time than it will take you to read words. Just a mice, pleasant little puuoture and aL. was over. 1 iftUlUYcd -to my billet and awaited develop- ment* in fear and trembling, for I had been formed that the aftermath brought with it 11ILich pain and suffering. My contraries were in equal oread as to the result. "By gad, they are marchinig in column of route down my right leg," said one of the fellows. "Wcl-t, give tile order for them to get into ex- t00nded tire fonnatioll l:l(lj tor the attack," grunted another chap whose face was a vivid purple. "Oh! Oh: moaned another man, "I have got cramp in my right log, and my beast- ly arm is so stiff I oaoi't get down to touch it.' Yet another mode a sham faiut, only to evoke a roar of laughter as A FELLOW WITH A BIG HEART (and little feet in patent leather shoes!) rushed for a glass of water, and expressed a desire to summon the ambulance corps. After a few hours there come a limp, lifeless feeling which made at least one of our fellows declare that he didn't care whether he lived or died. A flippant and heartless youth—who, no doubt as a result of his C'oldblood¡:(Ll;I86, was feeling no effects whatever from the inoculation— suggested that in any case his life would not bo long, and added sarcastically that he didn't sup- pose his sudden demise would naturally interfere with the progress of events- lie a.Lso reminded the fellow that as there '9Iere two.days' leave 't would be beastly silly to die before they had ex- pired. It was useless to argue against such logic, so we ail retired to bed. Next morning we argued that there are many worse things than inocula- tion, and, afteir all, one will risk a great deal for a couple of days' leave. FIRST BATTALION ATTACK. I On Thursday we had the first mimic battle carried out by t.he battalion as a. whole. The scene of the historic struggle was t-he Great Ormc. "A," "B" and "D" Companies were detailed off to carry tho heights which were held by "C" Company. Personally I did not actu- ally participate in the fight, being attached to a patrül party, but I am given to undei-stajid that Colonel Wilies and the Adjutant, who acted as umpires, gave their decision in favour of the do- fending force. Naturally there were many mis- takes, but it is an old axiom that we only learn to do tilings perfectly by making mistakes. From where I was posted I could ob&orve the companies as they came along in extended order with the supports and local reserves to the firing line. Officers rushed hither and thither meta- phorically, tearing their hair as they gave in- structions to lion. com. officers, and imparting- the oftentimes welcome information to some d their men that they had already been shot. You would be surprised, dt-ar reader, to find how heartily one welcomes "death" after struggling up the Great Orme for an hour or so Then one heard a fearful yell as the last bayonet charge was made and repulsed. The enemy still I held their positipn, and thus gained the victory. INSPECTION IN SNOWSTORM. I TUESDAY. This morning we Ave re inspected by Major- General Dixon, one of the staff officers from the War Office. But it was impossible for us to be at our best,-for the atmoepherio conditions were what one expects to find in mid-winter. And yet, in one sense, the snow-clad country seemed to enhance the picturesquencss of the scene. The formation of the battalion appeared to be more c?ariy ouUincd against the white background. When w e turned out on parade there was a verita- Mo biixzafd, and within a very few seconds aHouT smartness had disappeared. It was a case of love's labour lost. As we stood shivering m the snow ono of my friends whispered, "It is like the pictures one see* of the retreat from Moscow." It certainly did resemble something of the kind, and one was able to appreciate the difficulties under which our men have to fight in snow-bound trenches. General Dixon was ac- companied by Brigadier-General Owen Thomas. The general salute iN-a,3 given with a swing and rhythm which brings joy to the heart of old Army officers. The General parsed through tho ranks, and after a little company drill the bat- talion marched past tike General in column of route. Snow and ha.il fell dauiug the Avhole time, and., as can readily be imagined, consider- ably interfered with the ceremony. The other battalions of the Brigade were subsequently .11- spected, the men being dismissed as quickly as possible. To-night (Wednesday) I am to spend another night on t-he bleak Onne with only mother earth for my virtuous couch. I R.A.E.
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' ASSOCIATION. RELIEF IN CARNARVONSHIRE. There liae boon issued a abatement, autlited by Mr W J. Pairy, showing the extent of the work accomplished by the Carimrv-onsh-ire branch of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Association from the outbreak of the wax witii the end of last year. The total total receipts amounted to LM8, and a, total of JE1841 was advanced to, or on behalf, of. dependents, the districts being represented as follows:—Bangor, £ 503; Carnarvon, £ 640; Con- way, £ 178; Conway Vale, L9; Pontanadoc, .6147; South Carnarvonshire, £ 106; Llandudno, £ 199; Llanfairfechan. £ 19; Bethesda, £ 40. This money was distributed amor.g 305 wives, 762 children, and 722 widows or other dependants. The Lord- Lieu tan ant-< Mr J. E. Gredves) is the cha-imian of the bran-ch, Col. Sir Thomas H. Marshall, C.B., the hon. treasurer, and Mr E. Harrison Morris (Carnarvon) the hon. secretary. It speaks well for the voluntary chaxacter of the services ren- dered by the committee that the whole coat of administration eo far has not ex.œed1 £14 10s.
THE LONDON WELSH BAND'S CONCERT. The Bejid of the London Welsh Battalion gave another highly successful concert at the Pier Pavilion on Sunday evening, when there was a large attendance. The programme opened with the Regimental March of the 23rd Regiment (France), and was followed, by special request, by Miller's grand fantasi a, Voyage in a Troop- ship," which was loudly applauded. The return visit of Miss Ethel Dorriooibt proved popular. On this occasion Miss Dorricott appeared to be much more at home, and at ones captivated her audiienoe with an effective rendering of Ari,els. Guard Thee" (Goddard), for which she was de- servedly^ re-called, responding with "Come, Sing to Me." Sergeant W. W. Donovan gave as a cornet solo "Softly awakes my Heart" (from Samson ct Dyl kih"), and responded to a voci- ferous encore with "Elegante." Private P. Hullcy. a former member of the Royal Artillery, fairly brought down the liodse, with an unusually well executed piccolo soio, Silver Birds." The other items by the band included "Ang^ clius" (Massenet's "Scenes Pittoresques") and Sulli- van's selection "Yeoman of the Guard." Next Sunday being St. David's Eve the band wild give a programme of Welsh music. OPENING OF A SERGEANT'S MESS. I Ihe sergeant's mews was opened at Llan- dudno on Monday night. The mess belongs to the 14th battalion, and ie situated at the West End Boarding Establishment m Gloddaeth- iiveilue, which is admirably axiapted for the pur- pose. For the opening ceremony, the sergeants of the other battalions stationed in the town were invited, and a ttc-nded in large numbers. Light refreshments Ni-er,- provided, followod by a capital programme of music given by the band of the London Welsh Battalion, under the com- duo tor ship of Bandmaster J. White. Songs and recitations were given by members of the mess. Mr W. Barrow and Mr Ernest Jones were the acoompanifcts. Sergeant Roberts, of the 14th Ba.tta.hon, presided. Sergeant-Major Chambers, after welcoming the sergeants of other battalions present, said their country had called, and they had answered, and he hoped to join in the triumphal march to Ber- lin (applause i. If they were not all Weieh born, they were all real Welshmen, amd as he hoped possessed the same fighting spirit as of old, and all meant to perform tho.r duty worthy of tho Welsh Army Corps (applause). Others who addressed the gathering were Sergeant-Major Cox. Quart cr Master Sergeant Greenough, Quartcr-Mast<er-Sergeant Ha Ion, Sergeant-Major H-QlSlCOoC. The humorous songs of Bugle-Bandmaster Chats. Felix proved quite a popular feature of dIP f'vnl1wr. REST HOME FOR SOLDIERS. Sefton House, Clonmel-etreet, Llandudno, has been opened as a home of reat for soldiers, under the auspices of the Salvation Army, and is in charge of Adjutant and Mrs Pagnall, who have been cornnected with work among the troops sirce the war betran. BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS. I Mrs \Vil»on,|ol iitithmog, has with character- istic forethought, presented a number of volumes to the Pais" of D" Company, 13th Battalion. The books were written by her late husband, Captain Wilson, and will no doubt be much ap- preciaited by the Pals." LOCAL DOCTORS 1 JOIN THE ARMY. I ?, I I I r our 04 inc. i-'m'K-mano medical practitioners have now joined the Army. Dr. Gc?d&il?*th is stationed at Hounslow; Dr. Goy is ajtta?hed to one of the locÛ battalions; Dr. IKxiharc Muir is at Aberystwyth as a crvillan doctor, but will be shortly gazzetted acid attached to the I 6th Battal ou Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Dr. Robin, son has also joined the Army. MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. u Sergeajnt-Major iveol.mg, of the 1st North Staffordehhe Regiment, who was mentioned in General French s recent despatch, resided at Llandudno before he joined the Army at the out. break of the South AfrioMi War. l THE CHANCELLOR'S VISIT. I Xta vim of the Uaancotlpr of the Exchequer to review the troops at Llandudno on St. David's Day is being eagerly anticipated by both soldiers and civilians, and good results from a recruiting point of vie-ware expected. The Chancellor and Mrs Lloyd George will arrive on Sat-urd-ay night, and on Sunday even- ing they will attend a Welsh concert given at the Iher Pavilion by the famous baJnd of tho London Welsh Battalion, in honour of their visit, On Monday mcmting Mr Lloyd Ueorge will review the troops, and attend the Brigadier's lunch afterwards. In the evening he will attend I St. David's Day dinner.
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