I Only Three Weeks remain in which to do your Chrlitmas Shopping. The choosing of presents is always a difficult matter until you visit Brown's, but there the celledion of useful and practical Gifts is I truly wonderful, and your difficulty is solved at once. BROWN S OF CHESTER The House for Useful and Practical Gifts for Young and Old. GRAND EXHIBIT AND SALE of Xmas Gifts in all Sections. An invitation is cordially expended to all to walk through the Salons-there is plenty of room and plenty of freedom. A copy of our "Brown Booklets," No. 6. ————— Christmas Gifts Number I will be forwarded free on application. Chester Eastgate Row, P,- W N Co., Ltd. r. SITUATIONS VACANT. Z?W?/C.?T'?/?.S. Bo4toii, ¡"-UU1\ GENERAL. — Mrs Bolton, C Chehé1m Kno!i, Aidevicy Edge. C'\¡ÜK-Ol goodl';CGIJ-eral;- Hou?c- iiiaid and Warner kept. — y nte to -Ws -Patterson, 16, Dcvou»hire-road, I'n.itcs Turk, Liverpool. COOK-GENERAL and Housemaid- NN aitress for Doctor s house; family, two, two children and nurse, references required.—Airs Hilton Thompson, Heys- ham House, Chorley Old Road, Bo-iton. c OOK-GENERAL WautcdT 'no wa"h- ing; woman for rough work, and assistance given; smali 'iamily; good home and outings; 16s weekly; relerences. -Alrs Jones, lib, Sewerby-street, Side, Manchester. OUNTY MENTAL, HOSPITAL, BERRYWOOD, NORTHAMPlO-N. —Kitchen and Laundry Staff required; good wages ottered.—For particulars apply vo Medical Superintendent. COOK-HOU SEKEEPER required for Vicarage in a Welsh District; Girl kept and a Lad; wages £ 2o. Apply, "Helta," "Chromdo" Office, Bangor. ?? EXERAL SERVANTWantcd r ?67 G four in family; Man kept for coals, etc. —The Vicar, Eccles, Manchester. GENERAL Wanted; four in family; good home.—Rubinstein, 3, hiizd- beth-street, Cheetham, Manchester. tvf)OD, capable General required; not T too young; Nurse kept. Mrs Hughes, Llanwnda Vicarage, Carnarvon- shire. GEX ER AL SERVANT; four m vX family.—Apply, stating wages re- quired and experience, to Mrs Vwen, (. Brompton avenue, LiverpooL GENERAL required; good wages. Apply, Manageress, Oakwooa lJark Hotei, Couway. HOUSEMAID required; good waga.— —— Apply, Manageress, Owkwood Park Hot-el, 'Conway. HOUSEMAID for Che?hirej family of JLt. threa ladutt) j two otaer Maids kept; wa?es E40. "Box 44," care of Pra-its, 57, Market-st., Manchester. MRS BEAZLEY, Cheshire, 1. L wants good single-handed Cook; January; two other Maids kept. REQUIRED now, Housemaid Waitress; Boys' Private School; good refer- ences essential; comfortable home.—Mrs Cox, Braeaide, West Kirby, near Birken- head. ELIABLE GENERAL Wanted; no Rwash'ng; exceMent wages and out- ings.—67, Hampton road, Southport. TRUSTWORTHY GIRL Wanted; be- M tween twenty and thirty; for small private house; family of two; comfortable home to reliable person.—State particulars to Mrs Sutcliffe, Bron Wendon, Roumania- crescent, Llandudno. WANTED experienced Cook-General; must have good references; wages JE56 E40; for Waterloo, near Liverpool. Also Housemaid-Waitress £ 33- £ 36; must JO Protestant; good home; good outings. —Reply, Manager, Porter, 9, Rumford- street, Liverpool. WANTED, a good Kitchen-maid.- Apply, Bull Hotel, Llangefni. WANTED good General; able to milk (four cows); help given.—Mrs Bil- linge, Meyrick Arms Hotel, Bod organ. WANTED superior Mother's Help, 'V where General kept; Doctor's House; two children, • 4 £ years and four months; s&la.ry, £SO.-Appiy, Mrs Ander- son, Gi ?- ary, son, Glyn Cornel, Ogmorevale, (Ham. WANTED Single-handed Cook, im- mediately good wages; three Ser- vants kept.-Apply, Mrs Andrewes, Bron Dwyryd, Minftordd, Penrhyndeudraeth. VMTANTED, on?, good Gtr?, aa General; aho Waitress; live out.— Read's Cafe, 266, High-street, Bangor. WANTED, at once, good Plain Cook; Kitchenmaid kept; wages JMC two in family; age not over 40; comfortable place.Apply, stating full particulars, to Hon. Mrs Mostyn, Pentrettyniion, Holy- well, N. Wales. WANTED, at on?, good House Par- Jourma.id; wag, &? to £ 40 two in family: light, ea-y place; five Servants kept. —Apply, stating age and full parti- culars to Hon, Mrs Mostyn, Pentreffynnon, Holywell, N. Wale. WANTED Cook Genera.): thoroughly Wexperienced: good references state wage-. Mrs Henry Wood, Hyfrydle, Rhyl. Miscellaneous. BANGOR. Mrs Williams, Registry JLt Office for Servants, 216, High street, (Stamp for reply). JOINERS, 2s per hour. George P. Snape, 323, Cleveland-street, Bir- kenhead. JOINERS Wanted; 2s an hour. Ap- M ply, David Evans, 8, Hamilton- square, Birkenhead. SITUATIONS VACANT. LADIES requiring Maid and Maids wanting Situation?, IlOU1Ü COLU¡t .1xuIgor District (servants' Registry tiVtrs Hugnes-, Paris House. Kctercnccsi essen- tia;. Replies; Stamped envelope. "L lV OPERATOR Wanted, immediate- ly; knowledge ot w tisi: preierred, but, not absolutely necessary. — Address, I'oreinan, Norcn Wa.es Chronicle, Oince, liangor. MAN and WIFE Wanted; Man cx'- perienced in Mixed 1'aiming; ?ttc tor housework: good home.—Appiy, ra- ting age and wage required, to Kooerts, h.<lenau, Rhyuymam, nea-1 Doigelley. "V^trANTED strong Youth as Appren- tiee to the Plumbing and Geueraii \N crk in an Ironmonger s S-hol).-Apl,ly, Evans and Roberts, biingor. "TATEI)(;taker and l'l('er for St. James' Church; ??ajary — Apply to the Vicar. WAN '1 ED Boot R e p;u; e »• good alt ?)krAJS'i?I?3oot Rpp<uie'7 pcxxlaK mu4 be steady.—-Apply, at once, .fierce, Queen s Ferry, Che-tci. Nurse, for Llanfechell District; Welsh essential; state age, sala.ry.-Apply, Mrs Hughes-Jones, Bryn- gv.yn, Cemaes, Anglesey. DRAPERY.—Two or three well edu- cated Youtiis, as Apprentices: good opportunity of learn.ing the tradL-Apply, R. Hughes, The Golden Eagle, rviu- lweh aiid Llangefni. H.M. FOOT GUARDS. WANTED, immediately, smart Re- Weruits of exceHent character lor His Majesty's Foot Guards. Age 18-2.;) years. Height 5ft. 7m. and upwards. Service three years with the Colours and nine years in the Army Reserve. Pay commencing at 19s 3d per week, rising to 28s per week tor Privates. Opportuni- ties for advancement up to L4 icss per week. For full particulars apply to the nearest Recruiting Office, or, headquaners, lin- gado of Guards, Wellington Barracks, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. MOTOR CARS, CYCLES, &c. ARGYLE Open Touring Fivu-Seater, 15 h.p. five Lamp-, &:ie man Hood Tyres good, Owner-driven, Body grey, and m good running order: trial given; what oiler? — F. Tayior, (Queen's Garage, Newport, Mon. MOTOR CAR \t"at.(',), in good c<M? '.1' dition, but engine re<?uinng over- hauling a bargain; can be seen in Ban- gor.-Addres-, "Box 941," "UIoriujiydd" Office, Llangefni. C ARS, Motor Cycles or Push Bikes repaired or tuned up by competent man; 16 years' experience; three years re- pair workshops in France; Agent for all leading makers and dealers; asscssories supplied at shortest notice; nothing too large or small. J. Parkinson, Hotel Garage, Benlleoh Bay, Anglesey. FOR SALE 30 H.P. Six-Cylinder Napier JL' Body; in good running order.—Ap- ply, Treborth Estate Office, Menai Bridge. 1Q19 FORD for Sale in good running order; JClOO or nea.rest.- Williams, Britannia Inn, Bethesda. ON SALE, 20 Lurries, 8-cwt. to 16-cwt.; &11 good condition; four Ralli Cars, eight Governess Cars, Cart Gears, Chains, Harness; various sizes; cheap. Apply, Edward Orrell, Manchestet-road, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. Phone 412, Wigai. HORSE*. CARRIAGES. 60- FoR SALE, a small Governess Car and Harness (complete), in perfect con- dition.—Apply, Grittiths, Ynysgain Fawr, Criccieth. SALE Gig, in good.repair, newly- painted, and new Cushions. W. Elliott, Carriage Warks, Llangefni. 'E'OR SALE, two Spring Carts, as new; .J:I suitable for Grocery Business; carry- ing capacity, 25-30 cwts.—Apply, J. and D. Chronicle" Office, Bangor. FOR SALE, Breed Van, in good con- dition. £ 25; obeap.-Apply, Thomas, Bros., Gresford House, Holyhead. T7VJR SALE Phaeton Victoria, Rubber for single or pair Horses; complete, with Lamps, Cushions; perfect condltioii; EW, worth £ 50.—Apply, Ellis, 25, Bailey-street, Oswestry. POULTRY, EGOS. ao. A 1917 Hatched Bird Laid 15 eggs in 16 days, as the result of using Ovum, Thorley's Poultry Spice.—Sold by William Morris, CSiemist, Bethesda. OVUM, Thorley's Poultry Spice, sur- passes everything yet introduced for poultry. Sold by M. Roberts and Co., Chemists, Bangor. f I THE Hon. Mrs Stapletcm-Cotton has JL splendid Brown Leghorn Cockerels, Pedigree; May hatched; 91 each. ) FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. fro BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY X the SEVERAL STACKS of Well- harvested HAY, of tlij growth of lSlY, standing at the undermentioned Stations on the Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also undermentioned, viz. Eti- listim <t SlAno.vs. Weight. STAIIO.N-. Weight Tons. Tons. Talsarnau 51 ,con Wen 6 Criccieth .crercn I 5$ For further particulars, and to treat, ap- piy to THE SECRETARY, Cambrian Railways Co., Oswestry. Oswestry, Dec., 1919. ?.I??RCOMEJ) HOUSE with l.rge Gar- s den, Coach hou?' and Stable, in the lllage of Bodedern. Particulars from David Jones and Co., Auctioneer*, Holy- head. MUSICAL. MISS OLWEN ROWLANDS KR.C.O., L.K.A.M., 1.KSSOXS IN PIANO, ORGAN, & HARMONY. i'.U'i!?m'c(?ttu!!y preparixl lor JOxaminatiou. f,)r ]-. xamiriatioti. i; CAN YOU COMPOSli: ? I'rooahiy in an idle moment you have in- vented some little mclojy that pleased you. If MAY Bi £ WOKTri MUXEY, You cannot tell until 1t is propeily harmonized and arranged for the piano. We will help you to do this. If your work is valueless we undertake to tell you S' tranKly and without cost to yourself. On the otner hand it your MS. reveals an aptitude lor composition we are in a position to instruct you as to the best and Quicxes means 01 turning your abilities to financial | account. Remember-great successes have, been achieved by people who are not expert I musicians. If you have music in you it is valuable to you XOW. Send use your M.S. for FHEE criticism and advice enclosing oc-h;ù!penny stamp c,yr P,),Iag ihe empire School of Music, 41. i-KTTEK LANE. E.C.4 j i PIGS FOR SALE. —— nrmE WARREN HERD of Pedigree X Large Whites; Boars and Gilts for Sale, ihe Sire and Dams of these Pigs were purchased at high prices from Sir Gilbert Greenall's herd.—For full parti- culars of breeding and prices, apply, H. T. Williams, Vv axrou Hall, Broughton, Chester. by/46 CLERICAL- PARISH OF GLANOGWEN. Col- P. league Wanted, bilingual. Apply, Rev. R. Rhys Hughes, Glanogwen Vicar- age, Bethesda. ENIOR CURATE Wanted for Holy- head; Stipend up to JS240 according to qualifications.-Apply, Vicar, Holyhead. HOUSES WANTED. WANTED, immediately, to Rent, ui Bangor, House under £ 30 rental.— Address, Chronicle" Office, Bangor. WANTED Furnished or UiTfurniahod House in Bangor. Apply, Box 5792," "Chroxiiolc" Office, Bangor. BUSINESS FOR SALE. OLD ESTABLISHED Grocery Business with Post Office on the premises in a populous Quarry district for Sale imme- diately cash trade.—Apply for further particulars to David G. Jones, Solicitor, 22, Castle-square, Carnarvon. BUSINESS WANTED. LADIES and GENTLEMEN desirous of Selling their Businesses would do well to consult P. Jolly and Co., Cathedral Building, 207, High-street, Bangor. We have clients waiting for Farms, Cinemas, Hotels, Creameries, Confectioners, Sta- tioners, Tobacconists, Drapers, Ironmong- ers, Greegrocers, Apartment Houses; in fact any kind of Business. No Sale. No SHOOTING. W AN 600—1000 Acres good Mixed Shooting, from March, 1920. Any- where in the vicinity of Bodorgan, Holland Arms, or Valley.—Reply to J. S. Pearson, I Eryl Fryn," Bodafon, Llandudno, N. I Wates- MISCELLANEOUS. Trade advertisements under this hea~.no are charged at trade rate. A PPLES.—Best English varieties; choicest dessert and finest large cooking, warranted all carefully hand- gatthered and selected, perfectly packed, Tibs., 9s 6d; %Ibs., 18s; carriage paid; oomplate gaJbisfactaon entirely guajrv.j anteed. Padfield, 20, Chantrey-street, Andover. -J p* H.P. Crossiey Gas Engine and L O Suction Plant; complete; excellent; condition; i;115.-Arthur Hurley and Sons, Tondu. 123t ANTED to purchase Piano.—Price » and particulars to "Box 5c7d," Chronicle" Office, Bangor. 5(X)0 GOVERNMENT Water-proof 5 Rubber Sheets, very little used, 6ft. by 5ft., 2s 6d; 6ft. by 6ft., 5s; post free.— Gasson's, Government Contractors, Rye. 2000 GOVERNMENT Water-proof Rubber Aprons. Will send one post free for Government Con- tractors, Rye. ROOFING I ROOFING I !—TarpauIm? R.uituble for coverings of PouLtry, Pig, aud Out-houses; large pieces, 15s cwt. Gascon's, Government Contractors, Rye. tELECTRIC BELTS.—Make your own i at a cost of Is complete; instructions Is 6d.—Hawkings Bros., 06, Maidstone-rd., Grays, Essex. FOR SALE, 300 dozen Pint Tumblers, Government stamped; 200 dozen rint Glass 'I tigs. -Whit LLri gham, Bridge- street, Chester. Y EFTloFF" CLOTHING bought, of every description best prices given will call on receipt of post-card distance no object. —Mrs F. Sweet, 22, Victor-road, Colwvn Bay. 59689 rj\ARPAULINS. Large quantity of A Railway Truck Tarpaulins, titted with Lashes, very little used, Well oiled and dressed; size about 19ft. by 16ft., 70s each.—H. J. G-asson, Rye. g ANTED regular supplies of Tanned » or Rawed Sheepskins with wool on, whole or cut to sizes.-Write full particu- lars to "Box 274," Willings, 125, Strand, W.C.2. ANTED to buy large and small Picture Boats, including Rowing and Sal/iug.- Scndparticulars/and price to l*ritchard, Pleasure Boat Owner, Carnar- von. VVrAN'iT £ D Bicycle, suitable for child of nine. Apply, Miss Cameron, Liandegfan. A RMY 13 (H/l S, 10s 6d pair; Army Car- digan Jacke-ts, 12s 6d; Army Socks, Lo od, hand-knitted, 3s 6d; Army Overalls, from 2s; Army Blankets, 8s lid; Army Boots (new), s 6d; Railway Overcoats, Khaki J rousers, almost new. 8s lld.- Anny Boot Stores, 51, Staiilev-i-oad, near Boundary-street, Liverpool. I^OR SALE Sailing Boat; in good work- ing order; length 162 feet; complete with centre-board. —Appiy, W. Hansen, 2; Y Ktoria-terrace, Criix-ieth. OR SALE Royal Sunbeani Geat's Cycle, twospeed, 26-inch frajnc, oil bath, etc.; new condition; £ 18.—Apply, Ellis, 25, Bailey-street, Oswestry. D YNAMO, 75 k.w., 500 volts., 150 L amps., compound wound, open type, r.p.iii. 690; Pair Robey Horizontal, ln. x lOin.; 2c0 yards 1914 Arflioured Cable; all Tools, oompJcne t.ools.-David M. Davies, Caer-street, Swansea. HEAVY OVEltCOATS, brown, London M J cut and tailorea; 50s (postage 9d); fifty only; money returned if not approved. Send chest measurement, height, im- mediately to C. H. Beetlesone, 1U3, Seven i Sisters-road, London, N. 7. ON Sale, sjvlendid Cooking Range, double oven, in good condition; suit Hotel, Boarding-house, or Farmhouse; cheap; ready to take away, at Bangor.- Write, X.X. 010nanydd OSice, N\'rlte, WANTED a regular Weekiy Supply of good Rabbit.? ? best ? price given; ca"h in advance: also Poultrv.-Illomas Lacy. 30a. Liverpool-road, St. Helen's. ripiIERE'S MONEY IN MOLES. — A Obtain top prices by dealing with the Firm who have been buying Mole Skins for over 20 years. -Augustus C. Ed- wards and Sons, Hereford. Any quantity bought, fair grading, prompt returns. W nte for illustrated book and price list. FOR SALE Pulleys, Shaftings, Beltings, Wire Ropes, Mortarmill, Brick and Pipe Press, Cogwheels, Barrows, large Oil Tank, Dining-room and Kitchen Tables, Dining-room Chairs, Stair Rods, Stove; also good Brougham.—Jones, Llwydiarth Fawr, Llanerchymedd. c A-NARIES.-CleN-er Rollers, Prize-bred Norwich and Yorkshires, Mules, Parrots, Budgerigars, etc. List Free. For catching destructive Birds, Rats, Mice, Beetles, etc., send for List B." Strong- est Birdlime in World, 4d, Is 3d, 3s. All varieties. Canaries purchased for prompt Cash. W. Rudd, Bird Specialist, Nor- wich. COSTUME, navy serge, Wesst End tailor-made, beautifully lined, new Autumn in-Adel, accept guineas; aiso set very fashionable Black Fox Furs, perfect condition, accept 4 guineas, approval wii- lingly.—3, Aubert Park, Highbury Pitrk, London, N. 5. Ct ALVAMISED CORRUGATED T SHEETS, Ridging Nails, Botts and Nuts; Working-up Sheets in Black, Gal- vanised, Tinned, Lead-coated; Tinplates, Solder, Galvanised Buckets, Wire Nails, etc.; low prices.—Apply, Thomas Scott and Co. (Liverpool), Ltd., 3, Cornwallis- st., Liverpool. BLiCk Typewriting Office and Portable Models Standard Keyboard new Ell lls; complete in case. Blick Co., 39c, North John-street, Livcii>ool. FOR SALE, Fruit Trees, leading varieties, Apple, PT, Cherry, half-standard, or bush, 2s 6d; Holly, Laurel, Conifers, Irish Yew, 4ft. Ancuba, Lilacs, Laburnum, Rhododendron: 2s 6d; Forest Trees; free on rail: caeh with order. Barrow Nurseries, Ltd., Barrow, near Chester. £5 MOLESKINS.-Million Skins Want- ed. Five Pounds per 100 for Best Quality.—Gerrarj, Furriers, Edinburgh. TIIMBER. For Sale, near Harlech, Merioneth, about 3000 or 4000 Larch and Oak; close road; half-mile Railway Station. Apply, stating approximate price for cubic foot, on which oifec would be based, Box A.B. "Chronicle" Office, Bangor. fITiHORLEY S WORM POWDERS FOR PIGS are certain and effective cures for Worms in Pigs. FOR PIGS there is nothing to equal Thorley s Food as a eondtttdomer. OFFERS Wanted for Bradford Ironing Machines, Mirror," "Mai-vel;" perfect; seen loo&Uy. Address, 5796, Chronicle" Office, Bangor. HOTEL TO LET. MALLWYD HOTEL.—To be Let, from Lady Day next, the Peniarth Arms Hotcl, Mallwyd, Merioneth, with Farm Lands of about 107 acres. The Hotel con- tains four Reception-rooms, Bar, Kitchens, Dairy, Cellar, etc., twelve Bedrooms, Attics, two Baithrooms, two W.C.'s, etc. The Outbuildings are good and afford ample aooommodatkfti. Offers to pur- chase this property would be considered. —Apply to Mr W. H. Morris, La.nd Agent, Chirbury, Shropshire. COTTAGES FOR SALE rnHREE modern Freehold Cottages for A Sale; containing Living-room, Scullery, Pantry, and two Bedrooms; also • small double fronted House; all situated Dafaxn Newydd, near Bangor.-Richard i Hall, Maaonic Chambers, Bangor. PUBLIC NOTICE FESTINIOG UNION. THE MENTAL DEFICIENCY ACT, 1913. 11TJTE Guaj'dians require the services of JL a Married Couple as Mental Attend- ants for the Mental Deficiency Wards of the Festdniog Union Institution (Certified for 30 paitie«its). Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales. Tho joint salary will be at the rate of £70 per annum, with Officers' Haitians, lodgings, and washing, and the appointment will be subject to the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act and the conscoit of the Ministry of Health. Pre- ference will be given to a man ex- perienced in gardening or other industrial work. Applications in candidates' own handwriting, stating age. and qualifica- tions, together with recent testimonials to reach me by the 27th December, 1919. DAVID JONES, Acting Clerk to the Guardians. Portmadoc, 4th December. 1919. FOR SALE. FOR SALE, about a mile from Am- t lwch, Anglesey, a Small Holding of 15 Acres, with Cottage and Sheds. Price ;F-,oo, subject to the existing tcnaney.- Apply, Alfred Saviil and Sons, Surveyors and Land Agents, 51, Lincolns Inn Fields, London, W.C. 2. MINISTRY OF FOOD. WILD RABBITS. rpEIE Food Control lea' has fixed the A Maximum Retail Price of Wild Rabbits at 9d per lb., except in London and in certain districts of Yorkshire. The Maximum Wholesale Price on Sales other than to a Collector is 8d per lb. JNO. R. HUGHES, Divisional Commissioner. 4th December, 1919. Your Next Concert ? CANTORION PENAi: CY MRU For vacant dates, terms and all particulars, write to— CONCERT DIRECTION R. T. EDWARDS, 62, DALE ST., LIVERPOOL, Telegrams: Education' L'pool.
I COMRADES OF THE GREAT WAR. The Editor of the Chronicle will be glad to give room to summarised reports of meetings of the various local branches in tho counties of Anglesey, Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire, if sent by accredited representatives.
I THREATENING THE STATE. For generations untold the tajc collector ha.s been regarded as a very undesirable sort of official by. the generality of the objects of his justifiable importunity; there is, indeed, high authority for de- scribing him as something of a pariah in his own community. Such was the "publican" twenty centuries ago; and through the ages multitudes have re- garded all sorts of taxation as an unmiti- gated evil. Many more have thought it a necessary evil, and whole nations have revolted against "oppressive" rulers when the "evil" has been deemed illegal or harsh. But a "strike" of men engaged in a trade or industry against taxation legally imposed would bo almost, if not quite, an innovation in a matter which has by itself occasioned all kinds of "resistances" and in a world which is supposed to know no new thing under the sun." Yet this is what the majority of the South Wales miners threaten us with unless they have tiheir way in regard to the raising of the limit of income tax liability. For some time now there has been an agitation in favour of raising the limit of non-taxable income to a minimum of JS250 per annum. This agitation inci- dentally suggests that the wages of the "agitators" are sufficiently good to ex- pose them to taxation which may be im- posed on an income under the C250 limit. Such a suggestion is rather alien to the many statements which one finds in the speeches of some miners' leaders and in the proceedings of the Sankey Commis- sion in regard to the remuneration of the working collier. But let that pass. As a matter of fact, the agitation assumed rather large dimensions in South .Wales and the local organisation of the men was compelled to recognise it to the ex- tent of ordering a ballot in the whole of the South Wales coalfields; the question being whether the whole body of coal miners should be called upon to "down tools" to compel the Government to raise the limit of incomes chargeable with in- come tax. It must be noted that both- the Miners' Federation of Ureat Britain and the Federation of South Wales were officially averse from a strike on this question; and the South Wales leaders of the men strongly recommended the miners as a body to vote against the pro- posal. Notwithstanding the advice of their leaders, and, we venture to think, the unreasonable and dangerous nature of the proposal, a small majority was cast in favour of a strike. The figures were 73,307 for a strike, 72,837 against. According to their own rules, the majority, although so slight, is entitled to call a general strike throughout the whole of the South Wales coalfield. Apart from the novelty of striking against the payment of taxes, it is to be noted that this is tho first ballot so far taken for or against taking "direct action,' .as it has been called. Ordinarily a strike takes place against the employer as such, and is concerned with the conditions and the remuneration of labour. The emjidoyer may be the State, as he may be a cor- poration, a private company, a firm, or an individual; but it is against the employer qua employer that the weapon of the strike has hitherto been used. The great Labour leaders of the past have in fact regarded the strike strictly a<s an industrial weapon; they have insisted upon the sanctity of thte right to strike as the "last weapon" in their in- dustrial armoury. Until the advent of the so-called "Syndicalists," the strike was not even recommended by any re- sponsible leader of Labour thought and action as a weapon which, might be used as against the State as such. We cannot bring ourselves to discredit any of our more reputable Labour leaders to-day by imputing to them cither sympathy with, or support to, the folly of the majority of the South Wales miners. A strike against the State—against the nation as an organised civil community—must be resisted by the whole force of the State and by the solid opinion of the over- whelming masses of the people. TlA" Primo. Minister may have been right or wrong in describing the recent railway strike as an anarchical conspiracy; he was never more right in his life thlaJl when he insisted that the nation must be master in its own house. We are cry hopeful, however, that this foolish move- ment will go no further not merely be- cause of its anarchical tendency; but be- cause of the deadly I)IONP that it would inflict upon our reviving trade and pros- perity. The great part which coal plays in our industrial life has been emphas- ised again and a.gain during the last year or so; and even the most reckless of agitators must shrink from the devasta tion which a coa.1 strike would spread not mcrc.'y in this country but throughout thk- whole world at the present time. With a plentiful supplv of coal we are in a fair way to recover, and, probably, more than recover the losses of the war; a coal strike would paralyse all our efforts. The leaders of the men have a very great responsibility cast upon them in this matter; all the more so-if the truth must be spoken—because too many of them have played with this question of "direct action." The vote of the South .Wales majority may not be exactly to the taste of Mr Robert Sinillie, Mr Frank Hodges and others; we do not know. But the South Wales men have acted in de- fiance of the recommendations of the Miners' Federation. Yet, taking a larger view, leaders like Messrs Smillie and Hodges who have been preaching "dircot action" on a large scale are scarcely com- petent to blame a minority of their own Federation when that minority revolts against them. The preachers of "direct action" cannot complain if they find themselves "hoist with their own petard."
I NOTES OF THE WEEK. I Welsh Secondary Education. Rhyl has of late been the chosen centre for several conferences connected with matters affecting a wide area. Within the last nine or ten days there was a representative meeting dealing with the housing question, then the annual meet- ings of the Welsh Free Church Council, and on Friday the important conference OIl secondary education in Wales. The latter meeting was representative of the six North Wales counties, and in view of its bearing upon our educational system, we publish a full report of the proceed- ings. The discussions on the terms of reference of tho Departmental Committee on the Organisation of Secondary Educa- tion in Wales indicated that there was a substantial feeling in favour of one central control of education in the Prin- cipality. Principal Sir Harry Reichel pointed out very clearly and forcibly that the schools should be responsible to only- one Board of Examination. On the ques- tion of free education Dr. Arnold showed the practical difficulties which at present appeared to bar the way. Technical instruction. Among the suggestions made to the con- ference was an interesting one from Flint- shire, as to the establishment of a tech- nical school for North Wales. This has long since been anticipated in one direc- tion, by the projKxsal to establish a School of Mines in connection with the Univer- sity College of North Wales, a proposal which, in due course, will no doubt mate- rialise. With the development of trades and manufactures in the country there will be a detrnand for young men possessing technical knowledge of particular subjects, and the suggestion put forward by the Flintshire representative is worthy ot care- ful consideration. Llandudno's Winter Season. The winter concert season at Llandudno has .now proved so successful an enterprise that one may regard it as fully established. Like other similar movements the promot- ers at the outset had a good deal of up- hill work, but the ultimate results have fully justified their efforts. Llandudno has proved itself eminently iftted for an "all- the-year-round season," and the Town Im- provement Association, wo note, are leav- ing no stone unturned to maintain the popularity of the feature. One of their recent decisions is to advertise the winter season by moans of posters exhibited at the principal railway stations throughout tho kingdom. ILady Astor's Boudoir. Lady Astor has one of the most beauti- ful rooms set apart for her at Westminster. A little while before the war a large sum of money was spent to convert it into a magnificent- Jacobean chamber, and so much care was taken on the points of his- toric accuracy that the Government called in experts 011 furniture and pajielling of the Jacobean era, with the result that a little palaoe of carved oak and silver has been arranged. There is no colouring in the decoration, and with the walls panel- led in wainscoting of the period the atmo- sphere is perfectly restful. Its situation is most convenient. Lady Astor will be able at will to step into a corridor which le&ds straight to the- House, and a doorway near by leads to the cool of the Terrace. Al- together it is an ideal rest-room. The Office of Works has taken every precau- tion against a mere man member stum- bling unwittingly into this department, and have prepared notices, painted in black, with three words: "Lady members only." Somo people think the inscription ought to be Women members only. I No Fox-hunting M.P. It is strange to recall, in these days of fox-hunting and elections, how one election was won on the ory, "No fox-hunting M.P. words with which all Nottingham was placarded when the great Master, Tom Smith, put up a sporting fight, not remem- bered by this gen&rtion. Guys in red coats with foxes' brushes were burnt before the hustings. On tho Master's arrival the row was tremendous, but he gained a hearing by his stentorian fox-hunting voice, and this is what he said: Geartdemen, I will fight any man, big or little, directly I leave the hustings, and I will have a round with liim now for love." The effect was elec- trical cheers took the place of groans, and he was never again molested. 0 4 .0 « IPreat atyn's Protest Against Milk Price. I Following the example of Holyhead, the I Prestatyn Urban Counci l called a public meeting to protest against tho milk being increased from 9d to lOd a quart this month. The milk question is becoming serious, and the public are in most places loud in their complaints against the high price charged, but it all seems to conic to a stop at the protest stage, and there is very little sign of relief. The Holyhead public meeting did go the length in their resolution of urging houseiiolders to curtail their pur- chase of milk as much as possible until better terms were obtained. Prestatyn, on the other luind, wa.s content with ask- ing the Food Controller to reduce the price, and also to appeal to the local dairymen to be satisfied with the exist- ing price. Whether they will attain the desired object remains to be seen. Since complaints arc so general it would appear that concerted action by several towns would prove more effective than a lot of separate protests, some forcible and others rather lukewarm. I Bangor Pier and Public Baths. I The state, if Batlgor Pier was once more the subject of some discussion at the City Council on Wednesday, but the matter has not been much advanced. Dur- ing the war, of course, it was out of the question to consider the permanent repair of the damage done to the structure, and the temporary work done by the Royal Engineers has proved so excceletit that there may be a temptation to allow things to remain as they are too long. Captam John Roberts' suggestion that the Council should obtain an expert's survey and re- port on the probable cost of making good the damaged portion of the pier, is one which it is hoped the committee will care- fully consider. As to the public baths, which were erected in the basement of tho Library when the military were 1Il training at Bangor, they do not apjlfeai to "take OIL" There is, however, an op- portunity for some member of the com- mittee to exercise his ingenuity in de- vising a scheme that will popularise the baths. I Welsh Record Office. I Carnarvon is agaan resuscitating the claims of the town to be the location of the proposed JV clsh Record Office. As Cambrensis" points out, in the Lica'pool Courier, Carnarvon in the first instance- and will doubtless do so again-based its claim mainly on the'fact that Carnarvon Castle would make an ideal edificc for the purpose of a Record Oibce. The Cor- poiation consulted the late Mr Walter W. Thomas, then president of the Society of Architects, and Dr. Forbes, the director of the Liverpool Museum- who reported that the Castle lent itself, admirably to the system of arrangements which the Royal Commission on Public Records deemed to be practical and efficient. Dur- ing the last six yeal's the Office of Works have continued their scheme of restora- tion which they began at an enormous expenditure prior to the Investiture of aic, Prince of Wale-. At a comparatively small additional outlay it is expected that the building could be so adapted as to provide fully and adequately for all pos- sible requirements of a Record Office for Wales. If the question comes once more to the fore, doubtless we shall see other claimant's besides Carnarvon. J. Safeguarding: Motorists. I Among nuuiy other progressive activi ties, the Legal Department of the Royal Automobile Cub are at present keeping a particularly keen eye on all private bills to be presented to Parliament, with a view to ascertaining whether these con tain provisions that are inimicable to users of motor vehicles. The Club would be glad if private motorists who have knowledge of the projected introduction of bills on behalf of local authorities would write to the secretary, especially it they know these measures to bear upon motoring interests in any way. In almost every session of Parliament it is found <d'!at certain biils are presented which pre- judice motoring interests, either directly or fndirectly. In a recent instance, for example, the R.A.C. was able to success- fully resist. the endeavour of a certain local authority to obtain powers for im- posing extra costs for water used for motor-washing purposes. Many similar cases have received the attention of the Club, and in practically aJI of fhem IT has been found possible to effect modi- ifcations of substantial advantage to motorists generally. I Christmas Travel. I The railways arc doing their best to give better facilities for Christmas travel this year, and though the service may not be tioi-iiial In. the pre-war sense, it should be adequate even if what one hears of the booking up already of hotels at some favourite resorts be well founded. It need hardly be said that there is little prospect of a return to excursion faxes- that we shall never get as long as the companies find that they can fill as ma,ny trains as they can run without the slightest" d Ifh(,Ltltv-but the Railway Executive is giving the individual com- panies a free hand to make what pro- vision they can, and there will be plenty of trams accordingly, for Christmas traffic nowadays is of the most paying description conceivable. The only real limit WiJl bt the need of running food and coal trains, since it is no longer possible to oallect stocks in advance to the old extent. :¡: I The Pugilist s Proboscis. I Beckett is (says the Mornimj J'ost) thought to have a somewhat better chance than Carpentier of winning the much- discussed contest which takes place this evening at the Holborn Staditun. But one old-fashiontd member of "the Fancy" is backing Carpentier because his nose, that index of personality, is longer and weightier than Beckett's. The born pugi list, he maintains, always has a large and commanding "sniffer tray" or "scent- bottle" (to choose two out of the many P. R. synonyms for "nose"), and old prints of the historic masters of the noblc art certainly confirm his contention. Mr Eugene Corri, by the way, thought Gun- boat Smith had not the true fighting man's face owing to the comparative in- significance of his tip-tilted nose.
I WILL OF THE LATE MR T. G. j BLACKMORE. We aw asked to publish the foMowmg fuUerpaLtcuiarsofthewiiloftheia.t? Mr T. Gardner Blackmore, of Brynymor, Bangor The late Mr T. Gardner Blackmore be- queathed liis estate ( £ 27,631 gross, with net personalty £ 19,275) to his son, the Rev. A. T. Gardner Blackmore, rector of Croft, Leicester, out of which he left the following legacies and annuities:—To Mr Joseph Fogg, of Rosario, Saaita Fe, Argentine (brother-in-law), EIOC-Q legacy; to Mrs A. E. Bevaji and Miss Murial Cardwell Gardner, of Hove (nieces by marriage), ;Cl -M legacy each to Mr Percy B. Fogg, of Liverpool (solicitor and cou- sin by marriage), E500 legacy; to the Rev. A. T. Gardner Blackmore (son), £ 100 legacy; to Miss Mary B. Fogg, of Hove (sister-in-law), a11 annuity of £100 per an- num; to Miss Ester Coffey (maid), an an- nuity of jE20 per annum; and to Miss Minnio Donoghue (cook), an annuity of L20 per annum The remainder of his estate he left to his son. the Rev. A. T. Gardner Black- more, half in trust and half absolutely. The legacy of EZDO to his gardener,. David Taylor, which was left by the fourth codicil to his will, dated May 31st, 1916, was revoked by the fifth codicil to his will, I 1st, 1919.
I SOCIAL. Lady Alexander Paget has arrived iii London from Portugal. The Premier and Mrs L!oyd Gcorgo were amongst those who received special invitations to a dinner party in honour of the Prince of Wales given on Monday* Captain Roucri A. Grovenor, M.C., son of Lord and Lady Arthur Grosvenor, of Broxton Lower Hall, has undergone aD. operation for appendicitis. The Hon. Mrs Laurence Brodrick hav- ing sold the lease of Cadogaji-gardena^ S. her onl^ permanent future co address will be Coed Coch, Abergele. The Earl of Lisburne and his father-in- law, Sejor Don Julio de Bittencourt, secre- tary of the Chilean Legation, arrived oA Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Mrs Herbert Lewis (wife of Mr Hcrberj} Lewis, M-P-) addressed the pupils of Tas- ker s Girts' School, iiaverlordvvest, on, Folk-song and I1 olk-lore,more especi-. ally that u1 Pembrokeshire. Major David Daviee, M.P., has left Llandinam, his Montgomeryshire coat, for, Brussels, where he is attending a confer- ence in connection with the league of Nations. The annual sale of the Heartsease Guild, of which Viscountess Falmouth is presif dent, was held at 8, Lennox Gardens, • S. N- ccterday. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Noel M. G. Herbert, L.R.C.P. and S. (Ireland), and L.M.R.H. (Dub.), of Bryn Issa, Wrex- ham, only son of Mr and Alra ,W. H. Herbert, L'lverton-road, Dalkev, Countv Dublin, and Hilda, only daughter of H. Drmkwater, M.D., F.R.S. (Edin ), Lister, House, Wrexham.
Plil.MK MIMSTUli S VISIT TO MAyCR ES TL'li. Mr Lloyd George has on:y one engage- ment on the occasion of his visit to Man- Chester at the end of this week. Accom. panied by Mrs L!oyd George, Captadaa Guest, and Mr J. T. Davies (private secretary), the Premier will leave Sä Pancras at 2.10 this (Friday) afternooo for Manchester. He will spend the n'gbii as the guest of Sir Edward Donncr, and will go at one o'clock on Saturday to the; Reform Ciub, where he will deliver a. speech which is likely to be of consadery able length and importance.
THE CHURCHES. The Rev. F. 1. Leggatt, minister of the Chorlton-road Congregational Church, hV been offered the pastorate of tho George street Congregational Church at Croydon. The Rev. Brooke C. Mortimer, who haa been vicar of Hadnall, Salop, for over 50 years, is resigning hits living and iiitenda. to retire to London. Mr J. R. Owen, a Portmadoc ma trate, has been elected president of tit& South Carnarvonshire CongregationaLiata, The members of the Tremadoc Calvin-, istic Methodist Church have given the Rev. John Henry Williams, of Mynydd Isaf, Flintshire, a unanimous call to b^« come their pastor. The Earl of Coventry at Worcester otX Saturday presented to the Bishop of Coventry a portrait of himself in ro- membrance of his work in the diocese ot Worcester. The portrait, which is the work of M. Edward Patry, of the French! Salon, was subscribed for by 250 leading Churchmen. The Lord Chancellor has offered tfilq Crown hving of Uley, Owlpen, in the diocese of Gloucester, to the Rev. J. T. Jones, B.A., rector of West Thorney, Hampshire, and he has accepted it. Thq living is of the annual net value of £410, with Rectory. Mr Jones is the son in- law of Mr R. G. Humphreys (R o Fadogf, Portmadoc. CALVINISTIC METHODISM IN LIVERPOOL. According to the rettirnsjuzu published, the communicants of tne Liverpool dia- trict churches of the Weleh Galvinistio Methodist Connavion number 8372, adher- ents 3226, receipts £16,062 Os lOd. Thq figures for the Liverpool district cfhurches in the English Presbytery a.re 2629, 1965.; and S7212 Is lid. Prince's-road churoh ba-s 892 communicants and 358 adherents;, ajid Bootle (Stanley-road) church 920 and 4 587. SOUTH CARNARVONSHIRE C'ON GREGATIONALISTS. The quarterly meeting of the Soutii Carnarvonshire Congregationalists wai held a.t Chwilog, and presided over by MJ: Owen Williams, Nevin. The following were elected officers for the ensuing year -President, Mr J. R. Owen, Portmadoc; seorwtarv, the Rev. T. Williams, Capet HeJyg. The Rev. T. Price Davies, Lisoard, ad- dressed the meeting on behalf of the sus- tentation fund to secure a minimum wage of £ 150 to all ministers. Arrangements were made for the holding of tho Welahi Association of the connexion, which ia to be held at Pwllheli. The Rev. W. J*. Nicholson, Portmadoc, was nominated ae vice-president. ?. f-. L
THE PRINCE COMES HOME CHEERING CROWDS. The Prince of Wales, bronzed and lookfa ing very fit, reached home on Monday" after his tour in Canada and the United States. The weftber, both at Portsmouth, where he landed from the "Renown," and in London, could hardly have been more dismal, but great crowds gave him an enthusiastic welcome. Prince-Albert met his brother at Ports- mouth, and at Victoria, London, the King and Queen. Princess Mary, and Queen Alexandra, Mr Lloyd George, and many members of hi, Government, and a host of other distinguished people received him. Along the route of the drive to Bucking- ham Palace the Prince had a rcmarkablo welcome. In the evening a dinner in his honour and in honour of Queen Alexan- dra, who on Monday celebrated her 75ttik birthday, was given at the Palace
INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS. I DR. BRYAN NOMINATED PRESIDENT. Professor G. H. Bryan, Sc.D., F.R.S,i Professor of Mathematics at the Univer- sity CoHege of North Wales, Bangor, haa been nominated president of the newly, formed Institute of Aeronautical Engip neers.
I THE LATE MAJOR LORD LLANGATTOCK. A memorial cross erected by the parish ioners near Llangattock Church to the meUlcry of the men (including Major Lord Llangattock) of the pari si 1 who fell ill" the war has been unveiled by Major-r General Lord Treowon, Lady Shelley- Rolls (the late Major Lord Llangattock'f I sister) being the chief subscriber.