Teitl Casgliad: Carmarthen journal and South Wales weekly advertiser
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A Display of Novelties for Early Spring IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:— COSTUMES AND COSTUME SKIRTS, COAT FROCKS, BLOUSES AND UNDERSKIRTS, CHOICE MILLINERY, READY-TO-WEAR HATS, FULL RANGE OF NEWEST (DRESS MATERIALS AND SILKS. DRESSMAKING AT SHORTEST NOTICE. HENRY THOMAS & SONS, 2, GUILDHALL SQUARE, CARMARTHEN. Spring Renovations. BEN. EVANS & Co. Have most exceptional facilities for executing Renovations of every description from the Cleaning of a Curtain to the complete Decorating of a House. Everything carried out by thoroughly Competent Workmen with skill, care and economy. t No order too small to receive attention. None too large fore execution. FURNITURE REMOVED BY ROAD OR RAIL. ESTIMATES AND ALL INFORMATION FREE. BEN. EVANS & Co., Ltd., SWANSEA. GOFALWCH am EICH LLYGAID Rich llygaid ydyw rhodd werthfawrocaf Natyr, gan y byddai banner prydferthwch y ddaiar ar goll i ddyn oni bai am y Llygaid. 0 Hawdd ydyw gwella min anhwylderau y golygon, ond os esgeulusir hwy, ant yn beryglus yn fuan. Ai nid ydych yn meddwl ei bod yn well i chwi dalu sylw iddynt YN AWR, cyn yr elont yn waeth, ac yn fwy anhawdd eu gwella ? There is no extra charge for sight testing. I supply a 14c. Gold Filled Frame, with Lenses and Case, for 10/6, guaranteed to retain its colour for a life time. D. KING MORGAN, M.P.S., Qualified Chemist and Optician, KING STREET, CARMARTHEN. South Wales Horse Sales at Carmarthen. Preliminary Announcement. MESSRS. HOWELL THCMAS and CA XES. of Birmingham, have deckicd to open a HORSE EXPOSITORY in this To wa. where regular Sales will be held through- put the year, and beg to annource that their first Opening Sales will take plaoe on FRIDAY, MAY iith, 1917, when they hope to have a large entry of He avy Town Geldinga and Mares, Lorry and Yan Horses, Colts and Fillies, also Lizht Horses and Cobs ot aU sorts. The Auctioneers hope that the Farmers and Breeders in this and the adjoining Coun- tiea will give this great Opening Sale their whole-hear tad support, and tliereby ensure these Sales being the largest and best in Wales. Early Entries are requested, when it is hoped that Farmers will give the 6ame sup- port to these Sales as they do to all the Cattlo Marts in the County. £ 25 will be given in prizes to the Horses making the highest price in each class. jftnan ctal Advances £5 to £ 5,000. ON YOUR WRITTEN PROMISE TO REPAY AT A MUTUALLY AGREED INTEREST. jBS for 15 monthly payments of 6a. 8d. £ 19 «■•«}• £ 20 „ „ £ 1 6». 8d. and ao on pro rata. Loans over m period of two yetcn or more by arrangement. A gentleman will call if desired and ad- TMice casb at applicant's house. NO SURETIES REQUIRED. Promptness and Pri tVCH3E £ ARGE OF ANY KIND UNLESS BUSINESS DONE. Distance imfcpaterial to the actual lenders. Write or oall. W, LAWRENCE, LTD. (The Oldest Wee11 of England Company), DON CHAMBERS, CFLEESEMARKFT, WINE STREET, BRISTOL, Telephone 179L Telegrams- "Approved." Bristol. (N6 SWANSEA MERCANTILE CO., Ltd- Of 18, PARK ST., SWANSEA, "I Make Cath Advances trom £10 to j £ l,000 To Commeroial Gentlemen, Tradesmen, Farmers, and Respectable Householders on their own Note of Hand, at a low rate of Interest. STRICTLY PRIVATE. CONFIDENTIAL I lror further particulars apply H. B. JONES, 18, Park Street, Swansea. altes PRIVATE CASH LOANS. ryou have any debts that want paying- or require £ 10 to £ 1,000 for business or private reasons, apply to the Old-estab- lished Firm. Dop.'t give a Bill of Sale or fiipoflQ your position to frisndsj us wy fto* vaiice cafih without security or sureties. Special to Farmers and Tradesmen. Those wishmg to purchase Stock, etc., i and obtain special discounts should write for terms on yearly basis or can arrange quarterly payments. Special to ALL Borrowers. Quio'.c Completions, l.ow Repayments. Fair Dealings. 210 Cash advanced for a charge of 20e Repayments fieom 6s. weekly. l Charles Stevens, Ltd. (Tel. 467) Hayes Buildings, CARDIFF (P368-27 :4 LONDON ft PROVINCES DISCOUNT! Co.. LTD. IMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES. £ 10 tO £ l,COO £ 10 tO Zi,coo £ 10 tO £ l,COO •re privately completed at 24 hours' notioe on your simple premise to repay, without preliminary fees. Call or write to the Manager, W. BHIRLEY, 48, Btokea Croft. Bristol. (P375-11:4 public notices THIS IS THE SEASON FOR Chilblains, Chapped Hands, Rough and Blotchy Skin, Pimples, Boils, Blast, &c. THIS IS THE RELIEF- Eli Mari'r Wern (PRIF ENAINT YR OES) The Ointment the brave boys at the Front call for to soothe their sore and tender feet. Don't forget to enclose a jar in your next parcel. Sold in 9d. and Ie. 3d. jam ( Prepared only by- THOMAS DAVIES, Chemist, Guildhall Square. Carmarthen. 208th Year of the QTTM fIRE kj U JLV OFFICE. FOUNDED 1710. The Oldest Insuranoe Office in the World. 'I 1\1- '.nsuxanoea effected on the following risks: FIRE DAMAGE: Resultant Loss of Rent and Profits. Employers' Liability Sickness & Disease, Plate Glass, Fidelity Guarantee, Plate Glass, Fidelity Guarantee, Domestic Servants, Personal Accident. For particulars app:y to thb following Agents:- AmmanfoTd-Mr. David Arthur Fox. C,-m&rthen-Mes,.r& John Francis and Son. Dolfallt-Mr.- David Thomas. Garriant-Mr. Rees Davies, Brynteg. Llandilo—Mr. W. D. Jenkins. George Street. Llandovery-Mr. Thomas Phillips. LianstRphan-Mr. Henry Jones. Llanybytber-Mr. David Thomas, Blaen. hirbant. Llandvssul—Mr. J. R. Harris. Lampeter—Mr. W. Daviea, 26, Bryn Road. Lampeter—Mr. H. W. Howell. New Quay-Mr. D. Meredith Jones. Pantyffynnon—Mr. David Francis. Sarnau—Mr. J. Nicholas. Talsarn-Mr. Llewelyn Daviea, public IRotfces. GOVERNMENT HORSE BREEDING SCHEME. SEASON 1917. TO Serve this Season the Thoroughbred Stallion, SCIPIO Winner of a Kirg's Premium in 1916 and 1917. Soipio is by Cicero (winner of the Efcerby) out of Cyme" by "St. Simon." He is a Bay Horse, 6 years old, 16.1 hands liijrh, full'of quality, has plenty of bene and good legs and feet. Sc.pio showed good for.n on the turf, win- ning the Hastings Plato of £ 490 at New- market and was third in the Prince of Wales' Stakes 0: 3^2,375 at Ascot. He will travel Carmaithensbire frc-m Llan- gadock to Whitland, ar.d will be at Car- marthen every Saturday. He will aleo at- tend at Lampater every fortnight. Stud Fee to Half-bred Mares, £1 2s. 6d., and to Thor- oughbred Mares, £ 5 6s. For further parti- culars end for nominations apply to Mr. D. H. Thomas, 5, Quay S*1., Carmarthen; Mr. Evan Jones, Manoravon. or to the owners, Mr. J. F. Rees and Mr W. V. Howell Thomas, 22, Lammas St., Carmarthen. LIGHT HORSE BREEDING CARMARTHENSHIRE. THE Board of Agriculrure and Fisheries have awarded the following Premiums for Welsh Cob Stallions to travel the fol- lowing districts:— HIGH STEPPING GAMBLER "-Car- marthen, Nantjgaredig, Llandilo, llallon, Llanelly, Kidvelly. I RIDE OF BRITON "-Carmarthen. St. Clears, Laugharne, Whitland, Llanboidy, Mvdrim, Trelech, Newevhitrch. 'CEITHIO WELSH COMET "—Brjnam- man, Gwynfc. Llangadock". 25 Free Nomination's will be grrnted to each Stallion. Applications fcr the same to be made to the Secretary. An inspection of Mares of the. old Welih Cob type and Freo Nominations granted will be held at the Ang-el Hotel, Carmarthen. on Saturday, April 28th. at 1C o'clock. At St. Clearfj on Tuesday, May 1st. All Maree must be entered, or eligible for entry in the Welsh Cob Stud Book. D. H. THOMAS, Secretary, 5, Quay Street, Carmarthen. CARMARTHEN UNION. TEMPORARY MASTER AND MATRON WANTED. THE GUARDIANS invite applications for the appointment of a Temporary Mae-ter and -Ilatron of the W&ikhouee, at the respective salaries of i:55 and JB27 10s. per annum, with rations and partly fur- nished apartments. The appointments are temporary only, and will terminate at the expiration of 6 months from the termination of the Wilr. Candidates rriust be man and wife (without children preferred); able to speak Welsh and English, aind must devote the whole of their time to the duties. Nursing experi- ence 'by the Matton will be advantageous. The Master must be fully competent to keep the various books and accounts apper- tair-ing to the office, anj will be required to give security in an approved Guarantee Sccietv iri the sum of £ 200. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Local Government Loard and the provisions of tho Poor Law Officers' Super- annuation Act. 1896, for which latter pur- pose the value of the rations and apartments is fixed at JM5 for the Master and JE51 for toho Matron. The parties appointed wiJI be required to enter upon their duties immediately after appointment, which will be made on the 28th April. Applications, in the handwriting- of each of the catiididatos, stating ages, present and pr< vious occupations, ard also the rumber and ages of their children (if any), and ac- companied by copies of threo recent test:- monials, must reach me not later than Friday, the 27th April. JOHN SAER, Clerk to the Guardians. 7, Hall Street, Carmarthen, 14th April, 1917. (L248 Sales bs auction ALLTYFERIN, NANTCAREDIG. JOHN FRANCIS & SON will LET by AUCTION at the above place, on FRIDAY, 27th April, 1917, about 40 \cres of rich and productive LAND for grazing pi rposeft in I/ote to suit takers. The Letting to commence at 3.39 p.m PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. CARMARTHENSHIRK MESSRS. BEN EVANS & EVANS WILL SELL by AUCTION at* an early date the desirable Freehold Farm of TYR BWCKY. and Cottage of BRINHAWDD- GAR, distant about 3 miles from Carmar- then, close to the main road, a.nd in the pariah of Llangunnor. Further particulars will duly a} pear. Gwa&tod Abbot, Pencader, t, pi ii 9th. 1917. (A173- 20:4 C CARMARTHENSINRE. CAWDOR ESTATE. Tt/TR. W. N. JONES has received irstruc -vl. tions to OFFER for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at tht, Thomas Arms, Il¡>ne11y, on THURSDAY, APRIl, 26th, 1217, at 2 p.m.. about 135 ACRES OF EXCELLENT PITWOOD. knewr as The Forest Wood, Pontirdulais. also Wcnallt and King's Wood, near Kid v.ellv. The Pitwood will be offeied in suitable Lots. Fuither particulars can be had from the Aictioneer, Ammanford: or D W. Drum mond. Esq., Cawdor Estate Office, Cfjmar- then Auction Marts BY LLOYD & THOMAS AUCTIONEERS, CARMARTHEN CARMARTHEN, WEDNESDAY NEXT, APRIL 25th. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN, FRIDAY NEXT, APRIL 20th. LLANDYSSUL, TUESDAY NEXT, APRIL 24th. The Auctioneers will be glad if Entries arc sent in as early as possible Newcastle-Emlyn Auction Mart » BI Thomas Jones, Sons, & George AUCTIONEERS. OUR NEXT SALE will take plaoe 00 FRIDAY APRIL 27, 1917. Entries for all kinds of Stock should be sent early to the Auctioneers, Garthowen, Llandyseul. (A151
FRIDAY APRIL 20 1917
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1917. We hope it is not too much to assume that farmers all over the country have, thor- oughly grasped the fact that as a nation we rr.ay soon be on the brink of famine. The danger of ar, immediate shortage of food ;s unmistakble and Ministers have not lost an opportunity of making that fact perfectly clear to the country. It is also true, how- ever (otherwise we might all hesitate to die- cuss it so frankly), that there are means by which the, threatened famine can be pre- vented, and if it is prevented it -is the far- mer who will play a large; part in'supplying the remedy. The farmer may and undoub. ablv does understand that owing to the bad harvest and the consequent -world-shortage of whea/fc, and also to the fact that thou- sands of tons of food intended for this coun- try are destroyed by the German fnbma- rines weekly, there is a grave danger that cupboards will be empty and that the coun- try iray be actually without bread to eat. But does he understand that if such a thing happened his own cupboard would be" quite as empty as anybody's? In many cases we fear that he does not realise this rather im- portant pidc of tho outlook, and that he is nurs-ng- the delusion that whatever shortage of food may exist all over the country he himself cannot suffer because he grows his food! If farmers are deceiving them- selves in tnia v ay it is deplorable, but the point is one that should call for the special ?Mention of the various speakers who are addressing meetir,gs all over the country on the subject of home production of food. It should ba made quite plain L the farmer (especially to the typo who not cr.ly has 'failed even now to wake up to the moaning of the crisis thrcugh which we ara passing, bat who also fancies that whatever happens he can subsist on hia own food) that .f actual shortage does corns he will have to suffer m common with the man in the street, and that owing- to the tremendous power with which the Government are armed, a.nd in the crisis would not hesitate to make the most draistic use of, he would be stripped bare. W e have no doubt that the various organizations have thought of this point and will drive if home at every passible oppor tunity. Let us remind farmers themselves that broacdy what they are asked to do is to grow as much wheat, barloy, oat., njid I otatoer; a1 possible. They are not expected to disturb the best pas- ture land which would be better left a.s it is, but they are expected and if necessary will be compelled to grow tuch food on all land which is suitable for tilling. It will •pay them to do so beoause Government has fixed minimum prices which will make the cultivation of arable land a eoiind commercial proposition. Or. this point we recommend far- mers to study the tt-xt of the new Corn Pro- duction Bill which is printed on page 3. The farmer is not eupccted to do anything un- reasonable, but he can give enormous assist- ance to the nation in these g-rave time?. WTe (feel sure that this is what he will not fail t ) do when he is fully awako to the situation.
LOCAL NEWS. JUNIOR ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE. — R. Alliott, of The Junior School, St. Lawrence College (late Training- College:), has ob tamed a eadetship at the Royal Navel Col- lege, Osborne Previous recent successes have been: July, 1916, J. B. Alsop; Dec., 1916, J. L. F. Manning and J. F. A. Swal- low. FORTHCOMING EIISTEDDFOD.— At a meet- ing. presided over by the Mayor, in the Council Chamber on Friday evening last, it was decided to hold an eisteddfod in the town on August Bank Holiday in aid of the Carmarthenshirei Infirmary. The officials selected in connection with it are:-— Presidents, the Mayor; vice presidents, Mr. Owen Jones and Councillor Dunn Wil- liams treasurer, Mr. Herbert Rees, 1, Francis-terrace; secretary, Mr. William Jones. ENGLISH WESLEtAN CHURCH.— A special intercession service was held at the English Weslevan Church on Sunday evening, winn the pastor, Rev. Vincent Taylor, B.D., offi- ciated. Tho rev. gentleman preached on tho subject, of God in History." and dwelt upon the significance of the Russian Revolu- tion and tho American Declaration. His sermor. throughout was most powerful and i appealing, and was listened to intently by the congregation. OF HOPE TEA.—The annual tea in connection with the English Wesleyan Band of. Hope was held at the Schoolroom on Thursday in last week. The caterers were Mrs. Powell, Richmond terrace; Mrs. Jeremy, Chapel-street; and Mrs. Fred Jones, Bridge-street who also presided at the tables and were ably assisted by the young- ladies of the Sunday school. The children thoroughly enjoyed tho tea, a.fter v.hich a concert was held, when a splendid pro- gramme consisting of songs, action eongN. and recitations was gona through. The ac- companist wiV Miss Gertrude Jor.es. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the ladies and also to the secretary of the Band of Hope, Mr. Fred Jones, Quay-stfreet. for the excellent manner in which all had been carried out RED CROSS HOSPITAL.—The Secretary wishes to acknowledge, with many thanks, gtfts of venison, eggs, cakes, fruit, vege- tables, groceries, cigarettes, potatoes, cloth- ing, flowers and plants from the follow- ing :—Lady Fhilippo and Mirs. Morrfs Coombe; Llanllwni (per Mrs. Lewis Phil- lips); Mrs. Lloyd, Pare Henri; Mr. D. H. Thomas; Mrs. Lloyd, Gilfaohwen: Lord Dynevor; Llangain Working Party; Mr. Geo. Jeremy, Croesyoeilog; Mr. Lewie, Moclfre, Croesyceilog; Mr. Jeremy, I.lwyn- teg, Newchurch; Mr. Arthur, Priory- street: Ammanford War Working Party; Mrs. Roderick, Brvnamlwg, Llandilo; Mr. Holland, Bryneithin; Mrs. Peel. Taliaris; Mrs. Thomas, Caeglas; Mrs. Owen, The Palaces; Mrs. Davids. Nantyclawdd-ucha,, Conwil; Mrs. Prwse-Rice; Mr. Evans, Bryncyna, Llangunnor; Mr. Delanev, Bird- Pdace. Mr. Davies, Nantyclawdd-uoha, Mrs Hughes, Tregeyb; Mr Marks, Aber- cyfor Farm; Mr. Evans. Pantycendy; Mr. Moses, Cilwaunydd, Llangunnor; Mr. Thomas, near Bolahaul; Mr. Dd. Evans, Moelfre-ishaf, Croesyoeilog; Mr. David Evans, Capel, Cwmffrwd; Miss Gwvnne, Cwrt Hir; Mr. Williams, Thornhill. (L246 WC)1;JliDED EKHERTAINED.—It is well that those of us who do not experierce the actual rigours of war should honour those broken in fighting our battles, and the members of Lam mas-street Chapel are to be heartily ccrnmencled for the generous hospitality they extended to the wounded under- going treatment a,t the local Red Cross Hos- pital at a grand" social" at Lammas-street on Thursday in week. About forty boys m blue" attended, and those acting in the capacity of mine host vied with each other in giving them a right royal reception and a thoroughly good time. The festive board was laden with a variety of delicacies and other edibles as to satiny the mcst fastidious and such an entertaining programme had been arranged as to make nothmg wanting in a highly tuccessful func- tion which was voted par excellerce. The tables were presided over by Mrs. Eynon. M isses Annie Williams, Edith Thomas, Maggie John, Maggie Thomas, Cwmaubach Farm; Lena Davies; Emilv Evans, Asylum Farm; Lizzie Jones, Lizzie Mary Jones, Floirie Phillips, end Polly Thomas. Morgan Alms. whilst the following cut cake, breid etc.. and acted as general helpersMrs. Saer, Mr. Dyfnallt o ,yen, Mrs. Phillips, Arfryn, Picton-place; Mrs. Phillips, Hall- street: Mrs. Williams, Penlan Farm; Mrs. Jones, Red Cross Hospital, Miss Lawrence, Miss Lloyd, Misses Maiggie rnd Katie Davies, Ysguborstone Farm; Miss Susie Davies, Miss Una Phillips, Mrs. Jon?5. Allt- yCnap-road; Misa Jenkins, Alltyonap-road; Mrs. Davies, Johnstown; Miss Lydia Janes, Miss Gwenllie Evans, Mi&s Gwen Jenkins, Miss Thomas, Richmonditerracc; Miss H. J. Jones, Miss L. A. Jones Miss Lydia. Wil- liams, Miss Gwen Jones, Mrs. T. Evans, Miss Moggie Clarke, Mrs. Mary Davies, and Mr. ,EUas Thomas. After a' sumptuous tea, games were indulged in, and later the Rev. Dyfnallt Owen pastor, presided over an in- teresting concert which maintained the gene- ral high standard of the entertainment. Tho following* contributed to a fine programme; —Misses Peggy Bowen. Maggie May Evans, H J. and Gwen Jones. Maggie Clarke, Eliza- beth Jenkins, Drum-major Lloyd and Pte. Byrne. Mr. Tudor Jones, Pte.' Gray and Pte. Stanley. Smokes were provided outside the building to the guests by Messrs. W. G. Lloyd, J. O. Hill, D. J. Evam. E. Thomas, and Mr. Davies (manager of Lipton's, Ltd/.), and Misses P. Thomas and Gwen Jenkms. Before departing ce.ffee and w.ndwiches were supplied to the wounded and mfmbers of the Registration Staff, amd Drum-major Lloyd, whose contributions to the pro- .giamme created roars o laughter, returned hearty thanks on behalf of himself and com- rades for the open-handed and lavish hospi- tality extended them and for a function v.ibich they had all thoroughly enjoyed, voting it. one of the very best." The ir,ging of God Save the King termina- ted a social aptly characterised in Tommy's parlance as "ripping." k JOHN BROWN'S FAIR.—Although there was a large attendaice at John Brown's Fair at Carmarthen on Monday, the supply of stock on offer was much below that gene- ially seen at this the principal fair of the year. Tne number of horsey was small, con- sisting mostly of carters. Prices were high, best carters making from JE90 to the average being £30 to £30. Light horses were scarce at JMO to J645, and the few cobs offered fetched £15 to £35. The cattle trade was slow. Prices were well maintained, but farmers were unwilling to sell. Fat cattle sold from £28 to £38. Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, K.C. M.P., has taken a home at Purley, near London. He is the immediate neighbour of the mem- be: for Mid-Glamorgan. SUCCESS. — We are most pleased to learn that Mr. Trevor T. Lewis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis, 13, John-street, has passed successfully as second air mecha- nic in the Royal Flying Corps, and is at present, stationed at Farnborcrnh. He left, Carmarthen with the best wishes of his friends. UNION* STREET CONG. CHURCH.—Anniver- sary serviqes ware held at Union-street Church on Sunday and Monday evening, when the Rev. D. M. Davies, Waunarlwydd, officiated throughout. The lev. gentleman preached inspiring seimona and there were large congregations at each service.
LOCAL JJBITUARY MR. W. H. GRIFFITHS. There passed away after an illness of four days at JLlettycaru on Sunday, Mr. William Handel Griffiths, younger son of Mr. James Griffiths, Relieving Officer, and Airs. Gri ffitlis, Llettycaru. Deceased was a very well known and popular young man in the town, and had spent omé years at the Grammar School, where he was held in hig-h esteem by his fellow pupils. Ho was up to a short time ago in the Higher Grade Sohopl at Haverfordwest, where had endeared himiself to a host of friends. Of a happy and genial disposition he made him- self much loved wherever he went. He was in town on Tuesday in last) week, when he was taken ill and had to be taken home by car. H then becam worse, and on Sunday was operated on; by a Swansea specialist. However, despite all medical skill he died on Sunday of meningitis, and had his. lived ujitil Monday would have\ reached" his eighteenth birthday. He is survived by his parents, one brother (Dr. D H. Griffiths, Cross Hajnds). and two sisters (Mrs. Evans, Haverfordwest, and I iss Katie Griffiths, who is at present at the Bangor Normal Training College. The deepest sympathy is felt with the bereaved family. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) at Philadelphia.
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM SUCCESSFUL PERFORM \NCES AT ST DAVID'S CHURCH KOOM. CARMARTHEN. The acting of Shakespeare's plays by ama- teurs, more especially by young amateurs, is often disappointing but the acting of A Midsummer Night's Dream" by the St. David's Branch of the Girls Friendly Society, which took place at the Church Room on Wednesday and Friday of la3t week was really excellent. The rocm w-as crowded on both nights with appreciative audiences. The actors, most of whom, were very young, and acted for the first time. went through their parts splendidly and they all displayed wonderful talent in pro- ducing their respective characters in a trulv Shakespearean maimer. It was evident that they had been well taught and their acting reflected the highest credit upon their ti iichers, Mr. and Mrs. HoweU Davie?, who are to œ complimetifed for the choice of the play if only from an educational point of The following were the chaiacteis r— Attendants of Hippolyta, tho Misses Vi Gwjine and Gwen Phillips; PhUcstrato Master of the Revels to Theseus. Miss Maggie Spurry; Theseus. Duke of Athens, Mr. Eric Lewis; Hippolyta. Queen cf the Amazons, Theseus' captive, betrothed to him, Miss B. Triutt: Egeus. a noble Athenian, Mr. Vin- cent Evans; Hermia, daughter, love with Lysaiider, Miss Edith Harriet; Demetrius, a noblet Athenian, suitor to Her- mia. Mr. Tunor wis; I.ysander, It noble ,\tbenian, in love with Jlermia, Mr. Hubert Thomas; Helena a noble Athenian lady, ">einly in love with Demetrius, Miss Sallie latere; Quince, a carpenter of Athens Master Ivor Daniel. BottojA, a weaver or Athens, Master Harry Daniel; Snug, 4. joiner of Athens, Master Percy Mott; Flute, a bellows mender of Athens. Master J. Hall Thomas; Snout, a tinker of Athens, Master Willie Sutcliffe; Starvclinsr. a tailor of Athens, Master Dudley Davies; Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, a fairy, servant to Oberon, Master Glyn Oberon king of the fairies. Master Teddie Lewis; At'ten- dants of Titarja., Misses Bessie Jeremy, Phyllis Daivies-, Muriel Coombes, and Elsie Lewis; Titania, queen of the fairies. Miss Edith Daniel, Beaseblossom, a fairy, Misa Gwladys Davies; Cobweb, a fairy, Miss Kathleen Lewis: Moth, a fairy. Miss Gwyn- eth Thomas, Mustardseod, a fairy, Miss Belle Evans. Miss B. Trivett as Hippolyta and Eric Lewis as Theseus were indeed a regal pair, and they carried out t'heir parts with. much dignity throughout, while the little atten- ■dants. the Mioses Vi Gwynne and Gwen Phillips, looked very charming in their pretty uniform. The scenes in which Helena (Sallie Walters). Hermia (Edit'h Har- ris), Demetrius (Tudor Lewis), and Lysander (Hubert Thomas) appeared were particularly well carried out. Helena and HermLt looked charming while Demetrius and Lysander were indeed fine and noble Athen- ians. The two pairs very well matched. Demetrius and Lysander proved most ardent suiccrs, while Helena and, Her- mia played- indignant and reject eel ladies perfectly. The ecene in which tihese four characters appeared together is worthy of epeciaj mentioh, and Helena reached the climax of her success in this scene. Quince, Bottom, Snug. Flute, Snout and Starveling, all of whom were very young boys, per- formed their roles well, and their play be fere the King- in his palace elicited loud laughter and cheers from the audience. Bottom (Maser Harry Daniel) particularly distinguished himself and was highly amus- ing with his ass's head. Teddy Lewits who was Oberon, King of the Fairies, playeel his part in his usually clever and distinct manner, while Puck, his servant (Glyn Lewis), skilfully served his master..Titania the Queen of the fairies (Miæ Edith Da nid), did her part with much grace, and her little attendants and the fairies, Peaseblossom. Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed. lookad very pretty and tliefv went through their df.rces and songs admirably. They well deserved the hearty applause of the audi- tnca Selections of music lurder the conductor- skip of Mr. W. Evans were given between the scenes. Miss Winnie Brookes vas ac- companist, Mr. Harold Brookes, and Miss Ave-ril Evans (violinists), and Mr. W. Evans ('cello).
OLD GIRLS ASSOCATIOH
OLD GIRLS^_ ASSOC!AT.IOH WOUNDED SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED A downright treat,?' aei Dilum- Major Lloyd described it. was given to the wounded soldiers of the Red Cross Hospital and the soldiers of the Registration Staff by the Old Girls' Association at the County Girls" School, Carmarthen, 011 Friday in last week*. There was a large number of old girlev present, together with Miss Griffiths, Penllwyn Park: Mr. E. F. Bidgood, who made a capital M.C.; and Lieutenant Trevor Colby Evans. X After the arrival of the guests, progres- sive whist was played, followed by tan.) after which the remaining games were played. The ladies' prize was won by Miss M. M. Jones, Quay-street, and the gentle- men's by Pte. Coombs: while Miss M. Lloyd and Pte. Goodein won the boo'by prizes. The prizes were presented by Miss Griffiths. Various games and dancing were indulged in. and a short entertainment was given. Mrs. Lewis Giles, who sang "Dear Little Jammv Face." was loudly p- plauded. Drum-Major Lloyd, S. W.B., who is well known in the town AS a fine comedian, together with Pte. Byrne, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, gave some sketches and songs, which kept the audience in roars of laughter. \They were heartily encored, and Drum-Major Lloyd, who was well "made up' for the occasion, sang several comic songs in response, and the audience joined in the choruses. Pte. Byrne and Coi-pl. ButleT, of the Registration Staff, also sang, and were encored The guests were well supplied with "smokes," which were brought round by little Miss Betty Lewis, Miss Dora Lewis' niece Drum- Major Lloyd, on behalf of the soldiers, warmly thanked the ladies for the "down- right jolly treat" thejy had given them, and the men gave, three hearty dleers to the ladies. Missi Dora Lewis, on behalf of ( the Old Association, said thpt it j had been a real pleasure to them to enter- tain such honoured guests, and three cheers ( were given to the "boys in blue.
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l iCARMARTHEN HORSE SHOW
l CARMARTHEN HORSE SHOW A SUCCESSFUL EVENT. The annual exhibition of entire horses hold at Carmarthen Park on Monday, under the auspices of the Carmarthenshire Agri- cultural Society, was an unqualified suc- cess There was a good entry, and the quality of the exhibits reached a high ttan- dard. The event was well patronised by the farmers of the district. The judge was Mr. John Blundell, Lower Burrow, Soot- forth, Lanes., who spoke highly of the class of animals shown. He stated that in the classes for heavy horses the first fcur animate could get any money in any company. There were aiso a few very good horses in the other classes. The secretarial duties were ably carried out by Mr. David Francis, The Mount, Car- marthen. for his brother, Mr. John Francis; whilst Measrs. J. W. Hax!rie|s. B. P. Thomas, Hugh Thomas and J. Rogers acted as stewards. Awards. CLASS I. —CARTERS. Best Registered Shire Stallion, 16 hands 2 inches high and over-1, Amport Spark, The Carmarthenshire Stud Co.; 2, Ivy Forest Chief, The Llanstephan nad District Shire Horse Society; 3, Admiral Bosco, The Caimartbenshire Stud Co.; r, Boachendon Goalkeeper, The Carmarthenshire Stud Co. CLASj; II.-CARTER- Best Registered Shire Stallion, under 16 hands 2 inches high-I, Souldern Royal Duke, Mr. Tom James, Myrtle Hill, Llech- ryd; 2, BaRenoch, Mr. Dd. Jones Ty'r- eithin, Pontyborem, S.O. 3, Gogeradai. Re- gent, Messrs. Dl. Davies and Son, Bryn- ceir, Rhvdargaaau. Special Prize—Amport Spark; 2, Ivy Forest, Chief. CLASS III.-THOROUGHBREDS. Best Thoroughbred Stallion-I, Ambrol. Messrs. J. F. Reee and W. V. Howell Thomas, Carmarthen. CLASS IV.-HACKNEY or CARRIAGE STALLIONS. Best Hackney or Carriage Stallion—1, Cordon Sensation, Mr. John Williams, Llwynyrhaf Stud Farm, Glajiamman; 2, Tyssul Danegelt, Mr. Thomas Jones, Troed- rhiwh.vch, Lianriyosul; 3, St. Swithin, Mr. C. Yeomans, Cilygraig, Henllan, R.S.O. CLASS V.—WELSH COBS or PONIES. Best Welsh Cob or Pony Stallion—1 High Stepping Gambler, Mr. David Rees, Blaen- waun, Penuwch, Llangeitho; 2, Pride of Briton, Messrs. David Daviess and Son, Blaenpistill, Cardigan. CLASS ^L—WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY STALLIONS. Towy Model Starlight, Mr Hugh Thomas, Cwm Mill Hotel. Ferryside; 2, Hawddgar Bright Light, Mr. W. E. Davies, C-roesy- ceilog-fawr, Carmarthen; 3, Matc-hlight, Mr. William Lewis, Ffrwdydrain, Llandilo.
CARMARTHEN COUNTY COURT
CARMARTHEN COUNTY COURT CLAIM FOR BOOKS-" HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR." The only case before his Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan, K.OW; at the Carmarthen Coiuity Court on Friday last was one in which Kenneth Macklenna, of Manchester, sued David Brown, The Grist, Laugharne. for £ U 10s. in respect of hooks entitled 'History of the Great War." John Williams, plaintiff's representative, who canvassed for the order for the- books, said defendant paid 5s. on deposit but after- wards returned the books. The order was sig-ned bv defendant's daughter on hisn be- half. Defendant denied giving the order for the books. They were no good to him, he said, because he could not read them. It was his daughter who wanted the books. She did not sign the order on his behalf. His daughter, who was now in Aberdare, paid the 5s. deposit. Elizabeth Brown said he told Mr. Wil- liams to give the 5s. back and not to send the books. Mr. Williams—Bi
LLANGADOCK The annual competitive concert which v as held in the Council School Easter Mon- day in aid of the St. Di-nstai: Hustle! fo-- Blinded Heroes, proved a great success. Mr. Dan Matthews. Pnnrarduh.is. r.djudi cated 011 recitations, etc., and Mr. John I rice, Beulah, on --iiiiging. The accompa- nist was Miss Lloyd-Harries. The awards were as followsChampion sclo: Mr. Harry Hobert". Goiseinon, one of the well- known eight Welsh miners. Soprano K)lo: MISS Evan*, Gorsfelen. Contralto solo: Miss Caissiie Reesi, P'enbank. Ammanford. Tenor solo: Mr. Steven Rcgerson, G'an- cniman. Barifone solo: Mr. W. J. Gravell, Llangadock. Qtiaitette: Mr. Gravelle and friends. Duett: Mr. Harry Rebelta and Mr. J. Thomas, Gorseinon. Hymn-tune: Divided between Mrs. Davies, Gable, Llangadock, Councillor Evans, J.P.. Llanddeusant., Mr. J. Daives, Water street. Llandovery. Penillion singing Oil Kaiser Bill": Divided between Miss R. J. Edwards and Master Emrys Ed- wards, Llangadock. Open recitation. Mr. Dan Jones, Gwaencaegurwen. Verses to Lloyd George, Prime Minister: Mr. D. Howells, Llandovery. Recitation, under 15: Divided between Miss Lottie Rees, Pcnbank, Ammanford, and Master M. R. Robert, Glanamman. Solo, under 15: Master H. J. Davies, Mile End, Rhosmaen, Llandilo. Mr. F. P. Lloyd. Glanscvin, Llangcdock, was the president, and Rev. Llew Da\ies, C'.M., Llangadock, conductor.
» Mr. Robert J. Webber was. at a meeting of the directors of the Western Mail," Limited, on Tuesday, appointed general manager. The Board of Agriculture 'and Fisheries have mad? an Order to operate on the lStli inst. which withdraws the restrictions on the slaughter of calves imposed by the Main- tenance, of Live Stock Orders of i916 and 1916 The Rev. E. Mathias, pastor of New Inn hapei, Pontvpool, who is one of the senior NonconfirmW chaplains, attached to the Welsh troops, has been promoted to th< rank of major. He is a native of Llan- n-eler and was brought up at Llanelly Mrs J. T- Nicholas. Colle,e-hill, Llan- elly. has been decorated by the King with the? Royal Red Cross Medal. She is the ivifc of Mr. J. T. Nicholas, deputy rate collector.
LLANDOVERY The Easter Vestry for che pat ish of Llan- dingat was held at the National Schools on Thi-rtday evening last ui,(Jer the presidency of the Vicax Rev. D. Edmonde» Owenf. There was a good atte idanoe of parish- ioners. The V lcar announced that £ 500 had been left) to the church in July last by the late Miss WaJtors, of the Lang-land Bay Hotel, and the 0111-, condition attacned to the bequest was that the graves of herself ujtd family were to be taken earc of. This wc-ulc! be done, and a tablet to her memory erected in the church. Something like £ 1,003 had been received altogether, inclu- sive of the J3503 referred to. The late Rev. Mr. Pi ice had given B300 towards restoring I larfair Church, whilst another 2200 was ccr.tributed from all unexpected juaiter. It: was a matter of cor. gratulation that they had done tjo well under the circumstances, but ha must point out that the monies referred to c;;me fiom persons residing outside the parish H, hoped this example would stimu- late those who resided within the parish to do likewise. During tne year they had un- fortunately lost several good friends of frhe clot: I ch, including the late L-. James Powell, The Woodlands, who possessed wonderful en- thusiasm. and took great interest in Church life. He rejoiced to see Mr. C. P Lewis present, who had been churchwarden for many years and had to resign the position ht conducted so admirably tihrough ill. h.,alth. Mr. Lewis had always given him the greatest assistance and sympathy in c\ ery movement. (Hear, liearl." Mr. Lewis The mas, one of the churchwardens, submit- ted the accounts for the past year, showing an adverse balance of £ 48 6s. fed., whiJh. wis n air.lv at.t;»b'it'vble to unusual expenditure, such as lighting, coat. and blinds for the I endows. The offertorie6 were almost iden- tical with those of last year, and thei.- total income amounted to £1(13 15.. 5d. The ac- ecunts were passed subject to audit, and Mr. W. B. Howell. of the National Prorinoiai Bank, was appc.irted auditor Mr. Lewis Thomas. The Uplands, and Mr. Morgan Jones, Bradford House, were elected peoplei's warden 'for Llandingat and Llanfair Churches, whilst the Vicar appointed Mr. S. Smale. of Ystrad Hall, and the Rev. W. W. Poole Hughes, Llandovery College, as his respective warden^ for the above churches. Mr. C. P. Lewis deplored the lack of wel- come given to newcomers to the church, whioh had a tendency to drive them away to ether denominations. The Vieu- said he was sorry to hear this ,and thought that an orga- nsatiop like tlh-e Girls' Friendly Society would have prevented this.—The side;me« vere re-appointed, with the addition of Mr. J. J. Val?. Grey House, and Mr. John Ed wards, College View. At the close the Rev. D. Evans proposed a vote of thanii4 to Mr. C. P. Lewis for his kind efforts on be- half of tho- Church Lads' Brigade. Mr. Lewis had done more for tih(,. boys of Llm- dovery thaI, any ether man he had known anywhere, and if there wore n.ore of his pe, the Church IIfc, wouHd he more active. Mr. S. H. Price seconded, and the motior. was unanimously carried. A vote of thanks to the Vicar terminated a successful meeting. The members of t'he Great Western and London and North Western Railway Ambu- la i ce Class assembled in the waiting room on the Llandovery Station for the purpose of rraiing presentations of a fountain per. to Dr. T. Morgan, Violet Cottage, t
NEW WELSH ADMIRAL
NEW WELSH ADMIRAL. As in the case of the Army, Welshmen are winning" their way into high positions in the Royal Navy. Captain George P. W. Hope, C.B., A.D.C., comrnarder of one of the greatest battleship? afloat, the Queen Elizabeth, who has been promoted to the iti vw- ot the late Rear-admiral Charles Wsbley Hope, who died on active V 1,1 V supeiintendent of DevonDort a -r 1S80, and brother 0f Mr r W Tw Kl'" Hope, of Pigeonsford T 1 W ebley Cnrfc, m ™' Llangranog, Itenllan, in the Ki ^V. aelmiral's career f ilin y been one af steadv and un- tainng tucces-3.
It is said that it is extremely likely that the tobacco duty will be doubled by Mr. Bonar Law's Budget proposals.