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lip anb Jloirnt the (least ESeleotedj. THE GREAT PEACE CONFERENCE. May 26th, 1899. A considerable number of newspapers are asking whether the peace conference now assembled at the Hague will not be a complete failure and leave things just as they are. Even the great dailies discuss the conference as if it will have failed unless the nations at once agree to lisarm and to dwell together hence- forth in perpetual peace. It is clear that whatever is done or left undone many newspapers will declare that the confer- ence is a failure and will contend that nations will go on fighting to the end of the chapter, and that huge armaments are an essential feature of modern national life. In my opinion it is a great thing that all the most powerful nations of the world should have met together to discuss the possibility of pro- moting peace, even if no resolutions whatever of a practical kind are passed. Let us try to realize how difficult it is to establish new methods of life, or to uproot old prejudices, or to remove old grudges, or to establish new relations. All this is difficult in the case of individuals, and it is a thousand times more difficult in the case of communities. What must the task be when all the nations of the world are involved? If the representatives of the nations only reduce the barbarity of war, increase the friendly relations during peace, provide im- proved facilities of settling international dis- putes, and decrease the readiness of all the nations to take offence, then I shall be more than satisfied, especially if it is agreed to meet again next year. It will be a great thing if the custom can be established of meeting annually in what may be called the parliament of the world. My own feeling is that in life attitude is almost everything, and this peace conference to my mind indicates a change of attitude among rulers and parliaments in reference to war. The change of attitude is quite necessary for all future wars will probably mean the re- moval of the sovereign from his throne who provokes war and comes out a loser. There is growing up deep and bitter discon- tent with the cost of armaments. Money is wanted for national developments so that the people may live clean lives, and the govern- ments that continue to disregard this discon- tent will be met by revolution which will test and strain national institutions to their utter- most. There are people who seem to think that the first propositions at the conference will be t, reduce. national armaments. This is not how the new movement is likely to shape itself, but rather in the direction of removing causes for disnutes and for settling them when they arise, and for minimising the horrors of war when th?v cannot be settled. Far more depends upon the attitude of the people than they themselves believe. If the neople of these nations could be made to be- lieve that war is a curse which they could re- move, and ought to remove, the work of esab- lishing neace would be greatly advanced. The Coast. J.G.
ARFRYSTWYTH V.T.C.—The meeting convened for next Tues- day is unavoidably postponed until Tuesday, 15tii May, 7.30 p.m.'at the Drill Hall. SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.-On Sunday, by request of the Lord's Day Observance Society, sermons were preached in some of the churches on this subject. MONTHLY MARKET. — An advertisement notifies that the next monthly market for the borough will be held on Monday, April 30th, instead of Mav 7th. PROMOTION.—Mr. Dewi Griffiths, on the reporting staff of the "Cambrian News" before joining the R.A.M.C., has been promoted lance- corporal. PRAYER MEETING.—The united prayer meeting of the English Nonconformist Churches was held at the Salvation Army Barracks on Thursday. Captain Burke conducted the meet- ing, and in spite of the bad weather there was a good attendance. HOME ON LEAVE.—Pioneer D. O. Williams, Royal Engineers, son of Mrs. Williams, Tile- hurst, Portland-street, is now home on leave, having been some time in hospital recovering from a severe illness. WILL.—Mr. Benjamin Ellis Morgan, Marine- terrace, who died 6th February, aged sixty-nine year, left estate of the gross value of £13,749, of which Cl2,616 is net personalty. Probate has been granted to his widow, to whom he left the whole of his estate absolutely. THE HOSPITAL.—The Comm.miant ack- nowledges—.Illustrated papers, Mrs. Padcliff Morgan; flowers, Mrs. Richardes, P« nglaise, Miss Morgan, Nantcaerio; blankets, Miss James, 59, the Terrace; leeks, Mrs. Stapledon; oranges, eggs, Mrs. Morgan, Pier-street; dressings, bandages, Sister Davies. ST. MARY'S CHURCH.—On Thursday the Vicar presided at the annual Vestry in the Par- ish Hall. The Wardens, Mr. David Evans, Tre- fechan, and Mr. J. Lloyd Jones, High-street, were re-elected. Mr. D. L. Morris. Northgate- street, and Mr. John Davies, Glanrafon-terrace, were elected sidesmen. ARRESTS. P.S. Davies received information from the Brecon police that shopbreaking har been committed at Llys Wen on Wednesday night. After making enquiries, Sergt. Davies and P-C. Charman found two men answering descriptions in a local lodging. Thev gave their names as Edward Forrester, Nottingham- shire, and John Loyn, Liverpool. They were de- tained on suspicion, and on Monday were handed over to Sergt. Rogers. OBITUARY.—The late Mrs. Bassett Lewis, widow of Major Bassett Lewis, at one time chief constable of Cardiganshire, has been interred in the private family vault at Gwynfe Churchyard. Mrs. Lewis had reached the ad- vanced age of eighty-six. The Vicar (the Rev. J. Jones) conducted the service at the Church. Mrs. Lewis leaves one daughter, Mrs. Pedder, the wife of Colonel Pedder, of Gwvnfe. KILLED IN ACTION.-His parents have re- ceived news of the death in action on March 10th of Private Joseph Ashworth, Lancashire Fusiliers. He was twentv-fiv6 years of age and was trained as a reporter on the Cambrian News," afterwards joining the staff of the "Rochdale Times." He joined the colours in November and after receiving his training at Southport and Ripon he was sent out to France in the early part of February. He met his death the first time he went into the trenches. His father, who now resides in Edinburgh, was engaged for several years as lithographer at the "Cambrian News" works. WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the War Savings Committee was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, Alderman T. J. Samuel presiding. A long discussion took place relative to the new Food Economy scheme which the Government has asked the War Savings Committee to undertake. Mr. Jenkin James stated that one or two ladies had kindly placed their services at the disposal of the Committee, and that they were quite willing to speak on the matter.—Replying to Mr. Loveday, Dr. Stephenson said that he proposes giving an address on "Food Values" at the Wesley Church this week, and Mr. J. Barclay Jenkins expressed the opinion that the most successful method of working a big propaganda would be the various places of worship. Eventually it was resolved that the members should interview individuallv the ministers and clergy requesting them to put the matter before the congregation on Sunday next. and to appoint two lady delegates who could attend a conference with the Committee in a fortnight's time. Mrs. Principal Roberts asked if a speaker could not be obtained from the National Food Economy League, and it was stated that a lady from this organization had just concluded a very successful tour in North Wales. This suggestion, however, did not meet with general approval it being thought that there was sufficient local talent available. A circular from the National War Savings Com- mittee is to be returned weekly showing whether there is any shortage of food stuffs, and what steps are being taken to stimulate production.— It was stated that complaints are being made by customers that certain shops were refusing to supply sugar unless other goods were pur- chased. This being contrary to the law, it was decided to ask the public to communicate with Mr. Ashton, the secretary of the Com- mittee. CINEMA.—The great attraction of When ) Knights Were Bold" will be filmed this (Thurs- day), and an official war film on Monday. WOUNDED.—Thirteen wounded soldiers arrived on Wednesday from Neath and were met at the Station'by Mr. Jenkin Humphreys. PERSONAL.—Notification has been received from the War Office by his brother (Mr Gittins, of 3, Pengraig, Llanbadarn), that Driver W. Gittins, R.F.A., is dangerously ill in France. OPERA.—Next Wednesday the opera of "The Bohemian Girl" will be performed at the Coli- seum by the Rheidol Ladies Choir in aid R.S.M. Fear's fund. WOUNDED.—-Mrs Jones, Rhydlas, Cambrian- street, has been informed that her son, Gunner Arthur Stanley Jones, trench mortars, has been wounded. Thi§ is the second time this year Gunner Jones has been wounded. PROMOTION.—Second-Lieut. W. H. Prior, who has been on active service in France for the last eighteen months, has been promoted lieutenant. Before joining as a private he acted as assistant to Mr. J. Barclay Jenkins. ABERYSTWYTH AUSTR vl. AN —Pioneer George Felix, youngest son of ihe Lte Mr. Thomas Felix, Cambrian-street, paid a visit to Aberystwyth last week to see his g-andmother and other relatives. GIVE A REGULAR ORDER.—After May 1st newsagents will not be allowed to return unsold copies of any papers to the publishers. Any unsolds left on their hands will be dead loss to them. Please bear this in mind and give your newsagent a definite order on the form on page 5. RUNAWAY HORSE.—On Monday in Cara- doc-road, a horse drawing a coal cart. belonging to Mr. Owen Edwards, was frightened by a motor-car and bolted into a wall breaking one of the shafts. It was prevented from doing further damage by two Scouts-Alwyn Jones and Idwal Enos-who happened to be on the scene. A W ARNING.-The fence of the hedge between Plascrug and the plantations is full of gaps and some of the wires between the plan- tation and the plots have been broken. Recently a lot of boys were seen chasing one another over the plots. In other parts of the country heavy fines have been inflicted on trespassers, and under the Defence of the Realm Act a fine of EIOO and six months imprisonment with hard labour may be inflicted. METHODIST ASSOCIATION.—At a meeting of the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Asso- ciation at Pembroke Dock last week the Moderator, the Rev. Owen Prys, presided. A discussion took place on the sustentation fund and Mr Arthur Jones (Aberystwyth) said he had known many ministers who were receiving a wage hardly enough to keep them. He appealed that deacons should see that their ministers were properly paid. Many had lived a life of anxiety in trying to make both ends meet. COLLECTION OF WASTE.—The need for economy in paper is well known, and several towns have already instituted a systematic col- lection of waste of all sorts. In Aberystwyth this has so far been left to the Scouts, who of course have not been able to cope with the large quantities existing. The Town Council has decided to take over the collection of paper, tins and jars, etc., and householders, shopkeepers, and others are asked to co-operate by saving all such waste. It is understood that the Scouts will continue to collect as much as possible in aid of the local War Service Committee. OBITUARY.—On Sunday at Alfrick, Caradog- road, Mr. Charles Clark passed peacefully away, after an illness of more than twelve weeks, Mr Clark, who was sixty-five years of age, worked for forty years in the employ of Messrs. M. H. Davis, where he held the post of ware- house manner. He was a staunch member, of j Llanbadarn Church. Deceased leaves a brother, Mr. Tom Clark, Borth; sisters, Mrs. Daniel, Wallog, and Mrs. Bailev, Bow Street; and seven children, Mrs. Philips, Misses H. A. Clark and Ann Clark, Mr Richard M. Clark, Royal Engineers, Mr A. G. Clark, and two seven children, Mrs. Philips, Misses H. A. Clark and Ann Clark, Mr Richard M. Clark, Royal Engineers, Mr A. G. Clark, and two sons. Mr. Tom LI. Clark and Mr. Chas. Clark. The funeral (for men only), takes place on Friday at Llangorwen. Y.M.C.A. During the past week further sup- port has been forthcoming for the project launched by Mr. Rowlands (The Pioneer) to open a Y.M.C.A. in the town. The financial support has reached JB45 but at least 2150 per annum will be required to ensure the success of the movement. Annual subscribers, already acknow- ledged, 230 5s 6d; R. T. Greer, Esq., Fronygog, £5; Mrs. James, Brooklands, JE2 2s.; Rev. T. E. Roberts, M.A., El Is.; Alderman T. J. Samuel, Esq., El Is.; E. P. Cox, Esq., Prudential superintendent, £ 1 Is.; Mrs. E. Penllyn Jones. £ r Is.; Rev. R. J. Rees, M.A., 10s. 6d.; David Lloyd, Esq., builder, 10s. 6d.; Robert Eli- C.C., chemist, 10s. 6d.; Hugh Hughes, Esq., Reliance House, 10s. 6d.; D. Emrys Williams, Esq., solicitor, 10s. 6d.— £ 44 4s. COUNTY SCHOOL-The Governors met on Tuesday, present the Rev. R. J. Rees, chairman; Mrs. James, Mrs. Griffith, Professor D. Morgan Lewis, Mr. R. J. R. Loxdale, Captain James, Captain Doughton, Messrs. Daniel Thomas, Richard Richards, David Samuel, headmaster; and John Evans, clerk. A vote of sympathy to his Worship the Mayor (the ex-chairman) in the death of Mrs. Williams was moved by the Chairman and seconded by Professor Lewis. The Headmaster, on behalf of himself and the staff, asked to boallowed to be associated with the vote. The Rev. R. J. Rees was re-elected chairman. Votes of thanks to Mr. John Anwyl for tht portrait of his son (Professor Sir Edward Anwyl, M.A.), and to the Cymmrodorion Society for the portrait of Canon Sylvan Evans were passed. A letter was read from Miss Judith Jacobs accepting the post of classical mistress. A resolution was passed disapproving the suggestion that the control and higher administration of the Welsh University should be entrusted to an official body appointed by the Government. Mrs James and Mrs Griffith were asked to confer with the Headmaster an Cookery Mistress on the matter of food economy. DIOCESAN EXAMINATION IN SCRIPTURE -The report of the diocesan examination in Scripture, held by the Rev. J. T. Davies, M.A., diocesan inspector, at the Aberystwyth National School (Mixed Department) has been issued. The head teacher is Mr. T. Ainsleigh Jones. On the special results attained the maximum mark is awarded in all cases. The require- ments were a knowledge of the Old Testament, New Testament, the catechism, and Prayer Book and Church history. Repetitions of Scrip- ture, hymns, collects, etc., and the catechism, were also tested, together with writing, the latter test consisting of abstracts or writing from memory. This applied to standards one to seven, which include divisions one, two, three, and four. The Inspector says :—The repu- tation of this school for religious work of a very i kigh standard was again well maintained. In each group the subjects had been prepared with every possible care. It was pleasing to notice that the tone of the teaching was even more definite and practical than in former years, which shows that greater regard than ever is paid to the religious character of the work. Certificates of ( merit were awarded to the following scholars: 1 Standard III: Evan Meirion Jones, Cyril Albert ] Cross, Albert Thomas Hughes, Edith May Smith, A. Gwendoline Denley Spencer, Mary Lloyd Williams, Vivienne G. Hextall, J. Reginald Davies. Standard IV: William Isaac Forster, William Jones, Phyllis M. G. Jones, Dilys R. Owen, Marian Lewis, Agnes E. Wyse, Ivy Hughes, Mary E. Lewis. Standard V.: Ger- trude Putt, May Phillips, Catherine Irene Mills, Francis M. Donnelly; Olwen E. Davies, Phyllis Garner, William Trevor Davies, George Watson, Richard David Davies, David Davies. Standard VI.: Frank Morgan, Albert Bennett, John Humphreys, Edward James Daniel, Glynn Evans, Laura Hughes, Edith Day, Nellie Davies, Amelia J. Bonner, Alice Jones, Jennie Williams, Alice Martin. Standard VII: Alan Hunt, Harold Bott, Stanley Hopton, Henry Hughes, Dorothy Williams, Elsie Jenkins, Mildred Morgan. Bishop's certificates were given to the following pupils :-Standard VI.: William Vernon Parry, Thomas W. Stephenson, Ressie C. Jones, Elsie J. Morgan, Eleanor Edwards. Standard VII: John Henry Jones, Ethel Smith, Millie Stephenson, Mary Olwen Jones. OBITUARY.—The death has occurred of Gunner John Thomas Morgan from enteric fever. He was a native of Cwmystwyth and was for some years employed by Mr. Daniel Thomas. PERSONAL.—His manv friends will be pleased to know that the Postmaster, Mr. Richard Jones, is now convalescent and is recuperating at Llandrindod Wells. DEATH OF MRS. BONSALL.—The death occurred on Tuesday at Edleston House, Queen's-road, of Mrs. Bonsall, wife of Dr. Bonsall. Interment will be made at noon to- day (Friday)- in the family vault at Llanbadarn. BEREAVEMENT.—Councillor Enoch Davies, Clwydfa, Trevor-road, has sustained a bereave- ment in the death of his brother (Mr E. Wallis Davies, Eagle Stores, Ruthin), at the age of thirty-eight. Deceased was articled to his brother (Mr. J. Wallis Davies), and spent many years in London. His health, however, gave way and he returned to carry on a business founded by his father. Interment took place at Rhewl Cemetery on Thursday. WEDDING.—A wedding took place at Shiloh Chapel on Wednesday, April 11th, the contract- ing parties being Mr. Evan Morgan Evans, son of Mr. Enoch Evans, Glanaber, Cnwch Coch; and Miss Anna Bertha Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Rhiwfelen, Devil's Bridge. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. Mason Jones, Trisant. The bride was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Jones, sister of bride, and Miss Maggie Evans, bridegroom's sister. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr Dd. Evans, Aberayron, brother of bridegroom. CONCERT.—A concert was given on Wednes- day evening at Buarth Hall by Trinity Church Band of Hope, Archdeacon Williams presiding. A well-compiled programme was gone through by Bobbie Evans, Gwladys Mortimer, Nellie Smith, Harold Knipe, ie',ura Hughes, Milly Stephenson, Phyllis Wyse, Percy Morgan, Katie Jefferies, David Mills. Ethel Smith, Aeron Thomas, Elsie Hunt, Jennie Williams, Phyllis Holgate, Olwen Watson, Ethel Thomas, and Tommy Stephenson. Many other children were costumed-the boys as sailors and the girls as fairies. METHODIST CYMANFA GERDDOROL.- The annual cymanfa gerddorol of the Calvin- istic Methodists of Aberystwyth and district held on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening at Shiloh Chapel. There were crowded attendances at each meeting. The conductor this year was Mr. J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., Penygarn, and the accompanist was Mrs, Lieut. Williams, Plynlimon. On Tuesday evening Mr. Jenkin James, director of education for Cardiganshire, presided. A new feature this year was the rendering of J. Ambrose Lloyd's "Gweddi Habacuc," which was excellently gone through and was thoroughly enjoyed by the congregation the soloists being Mr. Lewis, of Bangor, and Mr. Jack Edwards. Addresses were delivered by the Chairman and the Rev. J. Lewis Williams (C.) Mr. D. R. Williams, Saron, presided on Wednesday afternoon, and in the evening the meeting was opened by prayer by Chaplain Cynddelw Williams. Dr. J. Lloyd Williams presided. Mr E. J Jenkins, Bridge-street, was chairman of Committee; Mr W. R Jones, trea- surer; and Mr T. Williams, Minafon, secretary. MARRIAGE.—The marriage was solemnised at St. Michael's Church on Monday, by the I Rev. N. L. James; M.A., .between Mr. John Thomas Wilkinson, youngest son of the late Mr George Wilkinson, J.P.. and of Mrs. Mary Wilkinson, Croesawdy, Trefor-road, and Clara Eleanor (Clarrie), eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Edward Dixon and of Mrs. Clara Dixon, Langley; Birmingham. The bride, who was given away by Councillor David R. Dixon, managing director of Messrs Morris and Dixon, Limited, West Bromwich, her cousin, was attired in a natfy blue costume, with pink crepe de chine hat, and wore a gold locket and chain, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss Bessie Llewellin, Central Hotel. and best man,: Captain David Jones. By the kindness of Mrs. Llewellin the reception was held at the Oentral Hotel when the guests included Mrs. Wilkinson (mother of bride- groom), Mrs. and Miss Llewellin, Councillor D. R. Dixon, West Bromwich; Captain and Mrs. David Jones, Lisburne-terrace; Mr. and Mrs. Elwy Jones, Banadl-road; Miss A. J. Wilkin- son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkinson, Miss Mabel Evans, Miss Gertrude Randall, and the Rev. N. L. James. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of a large number of presents. The happy couple left for Birming- ham, where the honeymoon is being spent.
COUNTY COURT. Wednesday, before his Honour Judge Wm Evans. Mr. Emrys Williams on behalf of Albert Edward Williams, Bancrhydd, Devil's Bridge (his father being guardian), applied for the payment out of £1°.0 being moiety of compen- sation for the loss of a leg.—The Judge made an order for tfye investment of £ 100, for the payment of 93 a month for maintenance; Mr. Williams to apply again when the lad is ready for the artificial limb. Mr. Emrys Williams applied for the confirma- tion of the Registrar's certificate in the case referred to him of Margaret Williams, executrix of the will of Robert Williams, under which she claimed from David Williams and wife, Neath, B400 mortage and interest on a house in Bridge-street.—The Registrar's certificate of f452 Us. 2d. was confirmed. Mr. T. J. Samuel asked for extension of time in respect of an administration order in which the Registrar was to go through the accounts, David Howell v. Williams and Hinckesman, re. Elizabeth Bevan, and the time was extended to the August court. Mr. Samuel appeared for plaintiffs in Pryce and Jones v. Alec Low, Shrewsbury, the claim being for cartage to and from the Camp at Capel Baor. The summonses had been returned by the wife and son on the ground that defendant was away on military service; but it was ascer- tained that defendant was backwards and for- wards to Shrewsbury. An order was then ob- tained for substituted service.—Judgment was given for the,^mount claimed, E7 2s. Morgan Jones, retired dairyman, I-Aanfarian, and Thomas Williams, retired grocer, Dinas- terrace, applied for possession of a field known as Cae Bont from James M. Stephens, carpen- ter, Crynfryn Mawr, Llanfarian, let at Clo from year to year, notice to quit having been given to expire on the 25th March, 1917, and E2 mesne profits. Mr. T. J. Samuel appeared for plaintiffs and Mr. F. H. Jessop, LI.B. (Messrs. Smith, Davies, and Evans) for the defendant. Mr. Samuel said he had agreed to let Stephens have a portion up to the 30th June on pay- ment of 10s. rent, less 3s. 6d. for potatoes, Stephens to give up possession of the remainder. An attempt at settlement by consent having failed over costs, Mr. Jessop contended that the tenancy expired in September.—Mr Samuel produced the Abermade Estate rent book which contained an entry made by the late Mr. Hughes to the effect that Cae Bont had been let to Stephens from March 25th, 1896. Mr. Jessop said that Mr. Lewis Williams was agent of the estate and not Mr. Hughes; but Mr. Samuel replied that Mr. Hughes attended to the I books for Mr Williams.—Judgment for plaintiffs. Mr. H. W. Thomas, the official receiver, Car- marthen, attended the court in respect of an application for discharge by Mr. Hutchfield Jones, Aberdoveyv who formerly carried on business as timber merchant at Ynyslas. The receiving order was made in 1909. The liabilities were E4,790 3s.; proofs allowed, £ 4,179 lis. 3d.; assets, £ l,304:2s, lid., realising 2425 18s. 3d., a difficulty arising with regard to the terms of the lease; and a dividend of 7s. 7d. on debts proved. The offences were—assets under 10s. in the pound, not proper books of accounts, and trading after knowledge of insolvency; conduct perfectly satisfactory; now engaged on salary I managing the business of the estate of the chief creditor.—Discharge granted, suspended for two years.
MACHYNLLETH. The report of the annual and ordinary meet- ings of the Rural District Council and of the meeting of Guardians, is unavoidably held over. Corpl. T. O. Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Davies, Garden Village, arrived on Mon- day. He came over with the Canadians. Miss Agnes Breese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Breese, left on Friday to take up duties in France. Her sister (Sister Annie Breese) is also in France and was recently decorated. Pte. Evan Richards, son of Mr. H. Richards, was wounded at Gaza. Much sympathy is felt with Mrs. Jones, Tot- tenham House, and family, on the death of Mr. Evan Owen. Mrs. Jones's brother.
TREGARON. ¡ Corporal W. Jones Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas, Cambrian House, who has been in France has been promoted sergeant. Sergt. Thomas had been previously offered promotion on transference to other companies, but wish- ing to remain with his friends he refused. He is a great favourite locally and he is warmly congratulated. The funeral of Miss Maggie Jones,Tynreithyn, ] Berth, took place on Thursday. The attendance was large, deceased having been very popular. The Rev O. H. Jones, B.A., B.D., conducted the ] services and the Revs. T. R. Morgan and J. J Owen were also present. Miss Janno Lloyd pre- i sided at the organ. Interment was made at Bwlchgwynt Cemetery. j
Aberystwyth Markets. EXCITING SCENE AT PETTY SESSIONS. On Wednesday, before Peter Jones, John Watkins, and David James, Esqrs., Thoiyas Morgan, market gardener, Rhiwgoch, Llanrhys- tyd, was summoned by the Corporation for having on the 17th March sold potatoes in Princess-street, in contravention of the Markets and Fairs Clauses Act, 1847. Mr. A. J. Hughes appeared for the Corporation and Mr. Emrys Vviiiiaine for the defendant. 'A large number of women householders attended the Court and •demonstrated against the proceedings. Mr. Hughes, opening the case for the prose- cution, said the Corporation had obtained par- liamentary powers to stop the hawking of goods within the borough, except at the markets. The markets had been certified by two magis- trates to comply with the provisions of the Act. One of the grounds of defence was that orders for potatoes had been taken the week before and that defendant was delivering them on the 17th. to P.C. Charman said he saw defendant in Prin cess-street with a cart in which were potatoes and carrots, and took one of the bags into Mr. J. W. Jones's shop. With the Markets Superin- tendent followed defendant and, in reply to a question, defendant said he was delivering what had been ordered the week before, and that he had sold a shillings worth of potatoes to Mr. Jones, but that Mr. Jones had not paid for them as there was a cross-account which Mr. Jones corroborated. On going out of the shop Mrs. Leek, High-street, went to the trap and asked for her potatoes. Defendant gave her potatoes which she took home and brought back the bag. asking him to bring her a shilling's worth of potatoes next time, to which defendant replied that he would bring her half the quantity. On telling defendant he would be reported, he pro- duced a book in which were entered orders taken by him the previous week. The bags were made up in five to twenty-five pound lots. He did not see the potatoes, but a bag of carrots was open. The Market Superintendent (Mr. Edwards) corroborated P.C. Charman's evidence, adding that he told defendant that the market was open for him and that if he paid the toll of 6d. he could deliver from the market. The defendant, giving evidence, said he had been disposing of his produce in the town for the past twenty years and had a regular round of customers. There being a scarcity of the commodities such as he sold, he had to book orders. He took the orders by weight, without specifying any price. The potatoes delivered on the 17th had been ordered the previous week. Mr. Jones was a regular customer and had given his order on the previous Saturday. He had not been in the market at all. He had to curtail his round because of scarcity and did not expose any produce for sale. Mr. Hughes contended that the case came within Section 65 of the Aberystwyth Water and Improvement Act of 1862, which incorporated the Markets and Fairs Act of 1847. He put in a certificate of adequacy of market accommoda- tion, signed by two magistrates. Mr. Emrys Williams contended that there must be exposure for sale to constitute a con- travention of tlw Act- Defendant did not sell or expose for sale, but merely delivered what had been ordered by regular customers. The Markets and Fairs Act was an Act to regulate public markets. The werd sale in Section 13 meant a public sale, to constitute which there must be exposure of goods for sale. Mr. Williams quoted White v. Mayor of Yeovil to the effect that there was no offence if there was no exposure for sale. Gracey v. Bainbridge Urban Council was a case on all fours with the Aberystwyth case. In that instance the order was given within the limits for goods which were then outside the limits and were subse- quently delivered within the limits. It was held in that case by the King's Bench Division of the Irish Courts that no offence had been com- mitted. After deliberation in private, the Chairman stated that the case would be adjourned for a week to allow of certain legal questions to be argued by the advocates.
BORTH. „ The proceeds of the eisteddfod in Soar Chapel on Good Friday, which will be devoted to the Y.M.C.A., amounted to £8.. The pulpit of Shiloh was occupied by the Rev. D.E.Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; of Soar by the Rev. O. H. Jones, Llanilar; and of the Congre- gational Chapel by the Rev. Griffith Parry, Llanbadarn. The Rev. J. C. Evans occupied the pulpit of Libanus. A cantata, "David the Shepherd Boy," was given in Soar Chapel, Dr. James presiding. The following were the characters: (David), Mr Tom Rees, Dolau; (Jonathan), Mr. D. J. Morgan, Bow Street; (Saul), Mr. T. E. Williams, St. Albans: (Samuel), Captain Davies, Maesteg (Shepherd and Attendant), Miss M. E. Hughes, Bryntirion, and Mrs. Arter, Bay View (Michael), Miss Beynon Evelwen; (Shepherds), Messrs. T. Davies, Trigfan, D. Thomas and A. Rees. On Tuesday St. Matthew's vestry was held when there was a good attendance. The year's accounts were passed and officers elected. Mr Watkins was again chosen by the Vicar for his warden. Three gentlemen were nominated as people's warden, and Mr. J. Matthews was unanimously chosen. Sidesmen and other church officers were re-elected. Pte. James Jenkins, Moreland Cottage, came home on leave over the week-end, and Corpl. R. Hughes, Bryntirion, came home on Sunday. Corpl. Hughes's sister, Miss M. L. Hughes, accompanied by Miss Gwladys Jones, Caradog, left on Monday to take up Red Cross duties in Cardiff. Among the visitors who came during Easter were Mrs. Arthur Chamberlain's family.
THE WAR DAY BY DAY
THE WAR DAY BY DAY. FRIDAY. The British forces have captured two im- portant positions north of Vimy Ridge, astride the river Souchez. South of the Arras-Cambiai road our troops have stormed the villages of Heniuel and Wancourfc. Progress has been made south of the river Scarpe. More prisoners and guns have been taken. The French have made progress south of the Oise and east of the Coucy-la-Ville and Quincy-Basse line. It is reported that anti-German riots have taken place in Sofia and Burgas. SATURDAY. The British have advanced on a front of nine miles, south-west of Cambrai. The French have stormed several lines of trenches south of St. Quentin. Spain is believed to have sent a note to Germany with regard to the torpedoing of the San Fulgencio." The Bulgarian people are agitating for peace. Two hospital ships have been sunk, one by a mine, the other by a submarine. In the first case there were fifty- two lives lost, there being no wounded on board; but in the case of the torpedied ship all the wounded were removed. MONDAY. British troops have advanced to within a few hundred yards of Lens and St. Quentin. Several villages have been captured and a German counter-attack gave us 300 prisoners, while 1,500 of their dead were left on the field. In Meso- potamia the Turks have been defeated in the neighbourhood of Deltawa. On the French front the intense artillery fire is continued. TUESDAY. Further advances have been made by our troops. Our captures since the 9th now exceed 14,000 prisoners and 194 guns. The artillery activity on the French front has culminated in the start of a great offensive in which 10,000 prisoners are reported to have been taken already. In spite of the great heat, our forces in Mesopotamia are keeping in touch with the Turks and have driven them back to the Jepel Hamrin Hills. A large squadron of British and French aeroplanes has successfully bombed Friburg. Unrest continues in Greece. WEDNESDAY. The French have organised the positions cap- tured and have successfully held them against strong counter-attacks. The British continue to press the enemy about Lens, but no progress is reported. Slight gains have been made in the region of Cambrai. Further advance has been made on the right bank of the Tigris. THURSDAY. The British and French troops continue to press the Germans all round. Over 14,000 prisoners and many guns have been captured in the Aisne-Champagne battles. Forty ships have been sunk this week, but there is a large increase in the number of voyages made.
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Died of Wounds. BROTHER OF PRINCIPAL EVANS, MADRYN. Second-Lieut. Robert P. Evans, M.A., of th Welsh Regiment, son of Mrs. Evans, Llecheidd- ion Farm, Brynkir, and brother of Principal Evans, of Madryn Agricultural College, has died of wounds received in action in France. Deceased, who was about thirty years of age, joined the colours as a private and was a cor- poral when he received his commission. He had a distinguished scholastic career, taking his B.A. at the Welsh University with honours and later his M.A.
LAMPETER. Easter Vestry was held on Wednesday, the Vicar (Rev. D. T. Alban) presiding. The out- look, he said, was promising and the Church was making progress. The balance sheet presented by Mr. Samuel Davies, parish warden, showed JB75 after all expenses had been paid. Council- lor J. S. Jones, mayor, was appointed Vicar's warden, and Mr. Samuel Davies parish warden. On Sunday, at St. Peter's Church, the Bishop of St. David's unveiled and dedicated a brass memorial tablet to the late Lieutenant John Henry Harford, eldest son of Major Harford, Falcondale. The Church was crowdecf and the Bishop delivered a pathetic and hopeful sermon. The Mayor presided over a special meeting of the Town Council on Monday evening and moved a vote of sympathy with Alderman Walter Davies. The resolution was sympathetically passed. A quiet wedding took place at St. Peter's on Wednesday, when Miss Martha Davies, -elder daughter of the late Mr. John Davies and Mrs. Davies, Station-terrace, was married to the Rev. Thomas Herbert Davies, vicar choral of St. David's. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, the Rev Anthony Davies, Llandyfriog, wore a fawn costume with a mauve hat. She was attended by her sister, Miss Sarah Davies, and Miss S. A. Davies. sister of the bridegroom. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Jack Davies. The Revs. D. T. Alban (St. Peter's), and J. Morris (Llanwenog) officiated. A meeting of the Committee of the Agricul- tural Society was held on Thursday, Mr. D. Lloyd Lewis in the chair. Votes of condolence were passed with Major J. C. Harford and Alderman Walter Davies. It was decided to hold an entire horse show. Prices on TuesdayFat cattle, E18 to £ 37; fat bulls, £23 to £ 50; cows and calves, E22 to i;36 10s.; fat calves, E4 to C9 10s.; fat pigs, S3 to S3 10s.; yearling sheep, 24s. to 65s.; rams, S3 to C5; young lambs, 35s. to 45s.
CELLAN. A public meeting was held at the Council School on Tuesday on national service. The Rev. J. N. Evans presided.* The Revs. J. D. Jones and D. Cellan Evans spoke. Questions were put and answered by Mr. H. Rees, and a resolution was passed pledging support.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. The Bishop of St. David's dedicated two coloured windows at Cenarth Parish Church, Newcastle Emlyn, one in memory of the late Dr. D. Thomas, of Glanmadeni, formerly of Ystalyfera, and the other in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs Thomas, Gelliorlas.
FOR SALE. Madoc Steam Saw Mills, PORTMADOC, Comprising 1 12-h.p. Semi-Portable Steam Engine, by Robey. One 42-in. Drag Saw Bench, by Robinson, with I Trolley and Rails, complete. One 36-in. Band Sawing Machine, Canting Table, 30-in. x 30-in. Main Shafting, Pulleys, Belting, and Saws, complete, with Wooden Shed. For further particulars, apply Owen Williams, as above. e153 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH. SUMMER SCHOOL, AUGUST, 1917. THE NINTH Annual Summer School will bee held for three weeks from 30th July, 1917. Classes will be held in Geography and Civics*. Library Service (History of English Literature, Bibliography, Cataloguing, History of Library Development, Library Administration and Organisation, Archives, Book-binding)- History and Literature (The Problem of the Common*, wealth, History of Wales, Welsh Literature and: Grammar, History of English Literature); Rural Science (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, School Horticulture, Land Surveying, Book- keeping); Art and Manual Subjects (Art Sub- jects, Woodwork, Educational Handwork, Kin- dergarten, Needlework and Dressmaking); Prin- ciples of Teaching (Principles of Education, Ex- perimental Pedagogy, Schoolroom Problems); Commercial Subjects (Commercial Correspond- ence and Office Routine, Book-keeping). CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. 7T10 BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY the SEVERAL STACKS of Well- harvested Hay, of the growth of 1916, standing at the undermentioned Stations on the Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also undermentioned, viz:- Stations. Estimated Wei^hfi* ft i Ions* Uverton g Abermule gl 1 Kerry a I, Newtown 3J; Llandinam 4 Llanidloes 6 Three Cocks 7x Towyn a Barmouth Junction 4j: Arthog 3t: Barmouth 3# Harlech 6A Talsarnau 6 Portmadoc 4 Criccieth 4t Afonwen 4 For further particulars, and to treat,, apply to THE SECRETARY, Cambrian Railways Co., Oswestry* Oswestry, January, 1917. TANYRALLT PONY STUD. Seven Miles from Aberystwyth. earest Station: Llandre, late Lianfihanget, BREEDEP. of High-class Hackney Ponies and Cobs. A large selection of Young Stock, all ages, and several front 4 to 7-year-old, broken to saddle and harness for immediate sale. All bred from lLondon and Royal Winners. Inspection invited from intending pur- chasers. (The home of the Cream of England's Pony Brojd Mares). Apply to Owner-D. R. THOMAS, Tan- :rallt Ponv Atud. TaJvoont. Cardiganshire. Forthcoming Events* Operatic Performance, Coliseum, April 25th. Concert, Coliseum, Aberystwyth, May 2nd Aberystwyth .Half-Yearly Fair, May 4th. Theatrical Performance, Coliseum, Abetrv ystwyth, Mav 23rd. I Pageant at St. Michael's Hall, Aberystwyth, May 30th and 31st. Printed by the proprietors, Th. Cambrian News," Aberystwyth, Ltd., and Published by them in Terrace-road, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan; at LI. Edwards. Stationer, High-street, Bala; and John Evans and nephew, stationer, Glany- mor House, Barmouth, in the County- of Merioneth; and at David LloydV. Portmadoo. in the OmMy of Carnarraat*. Friday, April 20th, 1917.