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Webley's Auction Rooms STATION ROAD. LLANELLY. Sales are held every tortnight which in- oludos:— Oining and Drawing Room Suites, Various BstfrMtn Sultot, Sldebeenls, Chast of Drawers, Hall-stands, Ovormantlss, Tables, Pictures, Cutlery, Wood and Iron Bedsteads, Bedding, Fenders, Fire Irons, Fire and Kltohen Utensils. Sale at 2 o'clock. Next Sale-January 28th, 1914. No Reserve. Terms Cash. Goods received in for Sale.
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NOTES OF THE DAY
[ NOTES OF THE DAY. ] I Frain our London Correspondent. I I The Naval Estimates. I In spite of excurbious and alarms in the daily press, the Government is not going to fall to pieces over the Navy Estimates. Mr. A&quith will see to that. lie has navigated the Ministerial vessel with courage, skill and daring through Oiany perils, and his nerve and wisdom Ivill not fail him now. I anticipate very Confidently that next week the Cabinet Will come to a harmonious settlement. I This is not to say that the situation will remain free from difficulty. The Cabinet < J&ay reach accord on the Estimates, but what about the House of Commons ? Some Radical members are seriously per- turbed over the constant .growth of naval Expenditure, and if a considerable num- ber of them went into the lobby against the Government its existence might be imperilled. Mr Arthur Lee, a prominent figure on the Front Opposition Bench, h&s been inciting Mr. Churchill to go the Pace on the Estimates on the ground that the Unionists will see him through. In other words, he virtually promises that any secession from the Government side would be balanced by an accession of strength from the Opposition, whose 418mbers would troop into the lobby with Ministers. Now a Government which hU to rely on its enemies for carrying it safely through a critical division is in very unenviable position, and its doom ill such an event would not be long de- layed. I The Opposition. I For my part I am not at all convinced that the Opposition, for all their loud Professions of patriotism, would come to the rescue of the Government if its life wer.e in jeopardy through the hostility "Of some of its own supporters. In their Present mood the Conservatives are -quite ready to vote against the Navy Estimates, or against anything else they -hold dear, if by so doing they can over- throw Mr. Asquith's Administration. fhey would use the economist Radicals to destroy the Government, then fling -away the tool with contempt, and if they Came into power would promptly intro- duce Estimates on a far more lavish scale. The moral is that the Cabinet tnust beware of the Opposition, even ,when it professes to be friendly. Timeo t^anaos et dona ferentes ('I fear the Greeks even when they offer gifts.') That Virgilian tag ought to be in the tnind of Ministers when the Opposition loudly protests its friendliness. As for the economists, they would indeed be foolish if, in their zeal for economy, they "helped to defeat the Government only tO instal in its place a Government Wlrich would be far more prodigal in Qaval expenditure. I Liberals and Mr. Churchill. I Though there will be no Cabinet crisis ed weekj and though Mr. Asquith will robably keep his majority together in the House of Commons, it would be idle edeny that there is a widespread feei- ng in the Liberal ranks that Mr. Churchill is far too lavish in his expen- diture. The Navy is a great service, and ^tr. Churchill has been captivated by its -Slainour. He has done good work for the liberal party, but as First Lord of the ^djuiralty, he is a costly luxury. The -enormous increase in naval expenditure ^Qans that the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer will have to impose new taxa- tion in his next Budget. That prospect 18 extremely distasteful to him. When Lloyd George brought in his first P-rpat Budget in April, 1909, he express- ed the hope and the belief that he would ^ot again during his term of office have to lay new taxes on the nation. His an- ticipations would have been realized but fOr the tremendous leap upward* in ^aval expenditure. The Budget scheme Qf 1909 has yielded a magnificent revenue It has "pulled far better than most of 118 expected. If the cost of the Navy had !lot gone up by leaps and bounds, the ^09 scheme of taxation would have Sufficed also for the needs of 1914-15. But
OBITUARY. • —— MRS. THOMAS, ANNESLEY STREET. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Thomas, Annesley street, widow of the late Mr. Evy Thomas, which took place on Saturday. The deceased lady, who was in her 78th year, was widely known in the district, and was held in the highest esteem. She was a woman of fine character; a kindly neighbour and a devoted adherent of the church, having been connected with St. Paul's ever since the formation of the parish. It is noteworthy that she had lived in the same house in Annesley street for nearly 50 years-in fact, ever since it was built by her husband. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the last sad rites being per- formed by the Rev. David Davies, vicar, assisted by the curates. Mrs. Thomas leaves to her family the memory of a blameless life and the blessing of an af- fectionate mother. There are left to mourn her loss four daughters and four sons, the latter including Mr. John Thomas, Mr. Wm. Thomas, Mr. Joseph Thomas, and Mr. Evy Thomas. DEATH AT 88. I ONE OF LLANELLY'S OLDEST I INHABITANTS. j, The funeral took place on Thursday of Mr. William Miller, who died on Mon- day, aged 88. The deceased gentleman was one of Llanelly's oldest inhabitants. having settled in the town 75 years ago. He carried on business as a painter, and leaves a well-known family of sons. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. C. Bryant. The mourners were: Messrs. W. G. Miller, J. L. Miller, T. D. Miller, D. J. Miller (sons), J. Davies (organist Wes- leyan Chapel), cousin; Mrs. Chappel (grand-daughter), and Mrs. Davies, (sister) The bearers were Messrs A. T. Thomas, J. Williams, F. Taylor, D. J. Daniels, T. P. Jones, Phillips (Swansea Road; Post Office), R. Griffiths, Mr. D. Grey, and Wm. Eyans (town crier). DEATH OF REV. D. J. THOMAS. j A NATIVE OF LLANELLY. The doath is announced of the Rev. D. J. Thomas, a native of Llanelly, pas- tor of Farley Hill Church, Matlock. The deceased gentleman had been in failing health for some months but in December he was able to pay a visit to his brother at the Mumbles, in the hope that the change would bring about a recovery. Complications set in, however, and he died in his 63rd year. Mr. Thomas was educated at Bala, and then became pastor of the church at Buckley, Flintshire. Later on he re- moved to Runcorn, and afterwards un- dertook a pastorate at Bolton. Here, in a difficult sphere, demanding a com- bination of various qualities, and taxing the best powers of a Christian minister, Mr. Thomas did a noble work. On re- linquishing the Bolton pastorate, he settled at Farley Hill, and rendered good and faithful service. His memory will remain as that of a good, humble- minded, faithful Christian minister, and a brother greatly beloved-kindly, genial and ever helpful.
BETHEL SEASIDE j
BETHEL, SEASIDE. The Temperance meetings held at the above place are still very popular. Last Sunday night, the Rev. Ll. Morris, Pen- gam, delivered the address. Miss Bessie Smith recited and Miss Lewis, Miss Boweils, Llwynhendy, and Mr. J. Mars- hall sang. Next fnnday, the Lieutenant and Captain of the Salvation Army will speaV, while Mr. It. Jones, Miss Maggie *• c and Mr. Adams his young and popular children's choir will carry out the musical portion. A capital rneetjng is promised. All invited.
Private Street Works 0
Private Street Works 0 OBJECTIONS BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. Before the Magistrates on Thursday, objections were made by owners of houses in Nelson terrace to the provi- sion of the apportionment of expenses in respect of private street works. Mr. H. W. Spowart, the town clerk, appeared for the Borough Council, while the objectors were represented by Mr. T. R. Ludford and Mr Wm. Davies. The proceedure explained Mr. Spowart was a special one. The local authority gave intimation to the parties of their intention to proceed with the work of making the road, and sought to recover the cost from the parties. The parties were entitled to object, and that was the reason for the sitting.' Only two house owners had not enter- ed objections, nor had the Glanmor Foundry Co. The Presiding Magistrate (Mr. Thos. Griffiths) Has the road been taken over by the Council ? Mr. Spowart: Oh no. Mr. Ludford: I don't think my friend should say Oh no,' we say Oh yes.' Mr. Spowart pointed out that if that was the case the objections were void as they were not properly entered, and their worships would then have no juris- diction at all. Mr. John Thomas, one of the objectors intimated that he had paid money to Mr. Mansel Lewis for the pur- pose of making the road. On the suggestion of Mr Ludford the cases were taken together. Evidence was given by Mr. D. J. Phillips (Deputy Clerk) as to the notices. Mr. Ludford was cross-examining wit- ness as to a certain notice whea Mr Spowart said "Don't give legal opinions Mr. Phillips." Mr Ludford: I don't suppose you could with your defendant. Mr. J. H. Montgomery (Deputy Sur- veyor) produced the instructions of the Council to draw up apportionment. He considered the apportionment reasonable. The total amount was L191 7s. 5d., from which sum an apportionment of over klOO was made against the Glanmor Foundry. Witness went into the details of the improvement. Mr. Ludford said that each ef the owners had paid his portion for the mak- ing of the road, and now was being call- ed upon to pay a second time. There was a long discussion when Mr. Ludford and Mr. Davies made applica- tion under Section 94 of the Act that the case should be adjourned so that further notices might be given, as there was a dispute as to whether the section admit- ted of that procedure. Mr. Ludford said that if the Corpora- tion made a mistake they could use the section, but that if those people made a mistake the section was to be shut up against them. That was a nice kind of argument to bring into court. Mr. Spowart said he was not bringing that into court. He suggested that if their Worships adjourned the case and allowed those people to give right notices when they 'had given wrong ones it would be an excess of jurisdiction. The hearing was adjourned so that I further notices might be given.
I Tabernacle Concert I Tuesday; Feb. 3rd. EMINENT ARTISTES.
I PLANT Y BEJBL I
PLANT Y BEJBL." I This beautiful cantata, composed by our talented townsman, Rev. Gwylfa Roberts, was given at Lloyd Street Chapel last Sunday evening by the mem- bers of the Children's Service. The re- spected pastor, Rev. J. J. Jones, B.A., directed the run' of the cantata, and emphasized on the poetical abilities of the author. The juniors went through their work admirably—recitations, songs and duets being well rendered, thanks to the painstaking efforts of their leaders, Messrs. James Gwynne, J. Amos Jones, John Williams, and a few young ladies of the church. The anthem, Jerusalem, fy nghartref gwiw,' was given a fine ren- dering, the children being helped by a host of elder chur"«!ers. Miss May Gwynne, as usual, proved herself a reli- able pianist. late Mr. Dd. John (stationer), was appointed superinten- dent of thei vriir>'s, and the absence of his genial personality was keenly felt at the .,3r. Tt hoped that. is only ,a bf' Ii,. of a series of similar cantatas.
I NEW PASTOR AT NAZARETH I
I NEW PASTOR AT NAZARETH. I I The Rev- it. J. J"lies, Lianedy, affi- I ciates at th r. bov nco of worship to- J morrow. rev. gentleman has just I accepted •» call vf ó mem- ¡ here of Nazareth to become their pastor. I
i Temperance Meeting 0j
Temperance Meeting .0 INTERESTING INCIDENT. LADY HOWARD AND A VETERAN WORKER. A well attended meeting was held at Moriah Chapel on, Thursday evening, under the auspices of the local Temper- ance League. Lady Howard presided, and Mrs Philip Snowdon gavti an address in her most charming way on "The philosophy of total abstinence." The Mayoress introducing the speaker as the most eloquent lady in the world,' assured her that there was no audience like a Llanelly audience. No audience could give such a rousing welcome as they could, at least that was her own experience (applause). The question of total abstinence, which they had come together to discuss, was a somewhat difficult one to deal with especially away from home. They, who advocated temperance were regarded as temperance fanatics, and when they went abroad especially, they were looked upon almost like lunatics and maniacs. That was because people did not realize the great need for reform. Possibly there was nothing wrong in moderate drinking, and the moderate drinker would tell you so-but then what effect was he having upon the mar. who could not stOD ? It was an undeniable fact that many of the evils which organized todies were setting themselves to fight, were the outcome of the purely mont y making tendency of some people. They did not mind how they made their money. The prevalence of the drink evil was in a large measure due to this. The Tem- perance League is making very rapid strides, continued Lady Howard. I do not mean to infer that the work was not being done before. Even now I see one splendid worker before me—Mr. Fred Thomas. How many years have you been wording for the cause Mr. Thomas? Mr. Thomas: All my life (laughter). Lady Howard Well, let us give him a good clap (applause). MRS. SNOWDON'S SPEECH. I Mrs. Snowdon subsequently treated her audience to a most convincing address upon the wisdom of total absti- nence. Her ready wit and inimitable style of delivery ensured for the speaker a splendid hearing throughout. There were three reasons which should induce people to shun indulgence of alcoholic beverages. They should shun it because they had the opinions of the most eminent physicians to the effect that the indulgence in liquors was harmful. It rendered the man or woman indulging in it more liable to the attack of the disease germ. Owing to this reason she was glad to find that temper- ance lessons were now forming part of the curricula in many of the day schools of the country. She had appealed perhaps to the lowest reason first, viz., that for one's own sake one should have been a total abstainer, but for the sake of one's children also one should be so. The third reason was that as a citizen one should abhor intemperance. The liquor trade was spoiling the face of the country. It was making our towns and cities hideous. She appealed to those of her hearers who were voters not to send to the local administrative body repre- sentatives who were in any way connect- ed with the liquor traffic.
FIFTEEN YEARS AT TABERNACLE
FIFTEEN YEARS AT TABERNACLE. PASTORATE OF THE REV. GWYLFA ROBERTS. Fifteen years ago tomorrow the Rev. R. Gwylfa Roberts became pastor of Tabernacle Church, and both church and pastor are able to look back upon an un- broken period of progress. Tabernacle is one of the strongest churcbes in the denomination, and has always command- ed an attractive pulpit. The best tra- ditions have been maintained by the pre- sent pastor, who both as preacher and poet, stands high in the regard of his fellow countrymen. In spite cf the ex- acting calls upon his time anc energies at Tabernacle, Mr. Roberts has found leisure to do a notable amount of literary work. He was for yews editor of the Diwygiwr," and when that magazine was amalgamated with the Dysgedydd," he became joint editor with Dr. Owen Evans. ITe is also on the editorial board of the Tyst," and, con- tributes regularly to its columns.
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W.B."—" J.P." On the motion of the Vice-Chairman (Mr. W. Y. Nevill) at the moeting of I the Rural Ccuncii oil Thursday, the j members • extended their i congratulations to their Chairman (Mr. j W. B. Jcies) bis- appointment as a Justice of the Peace. j
Steelworks Fatality e
Steelworks Fatality e INQUIRY OPENED. I The inquiry into the death of Wm. Daniel, 36, Gate terrace, who met with his death under most tragic circum- stances at the Llanelly Steelworks on Monday, was opened at the Tabernacle Schoolroom on Thursday. Mr. David Jennings represented the relatives. John Daniel, 4, Sandy Gate terrace, brother of the deceased, giving evidence of identification, said the deceased was 36 years of age, and was a pit-man em- ployed at the Llanelly Steelworks. The Coroner intimated that it would be necessary to adjourn the inquiry in order to give notice to the Factories Inspector. Friday next at 10.30 ILm., was the time fixed for the resumption of the In- quiry.
A CALL TO CALFARIA 1
A CALL TO CALFARIA .1 INVITATION TO REV. W. T. I FRANCIS. A unanimous invitation has been ex- tended by the members of Calfaria Chapel to the Rev. W. T. Francis to be- come their pastor, and there is reason for believing that the invitation will be accepted. Mr. Francis is one of the best known men in the denomination, and has few equals as a preacher. He is in great demand at "cwrddau mawr," and never fails to attract crowded congregations. The rev. gentleman is now pastor at Gwawr, Aberaman; and has also held pastorates at Penyparc, Llangendeirne, and Abergwaun.
TEACHERS AND THE CINEMA I
TEACHERS AND THE CINEMA. I To the Editor of the STAR. I Sir, It would be an interesting thing to have the opinion of local teachers on cinema shows. Do they approve of this form of entertainment, and are they of opinion that pictures exercise an in- fluence for good upon the minds and hearts of children. I ask the question because of the strong expression of opinion that has emanated from the head teachers of Lan- cashire, all of whom, with one excep- tion, have stated that cinematograph shows have a bad effect upon the health of the children. In a report to the Lan- cashire Education Committee, they men- tion late hours, loss of sleep, impaired eyesight, bad atmosphere and headaches, as some of the results. Among other comments made by these teachers I quote the following: "The pictures shown have lowered the moral sense. Pupils think less of cruelty, deception, lying, and even theft. The boys will steal to obtain threepence for admis- sion." What have my fellow teachers to say in this matter ? am, etc., I am, etc., I Llanelly, Llanelly, Ex-P.T. I Jan. 22nd. I
I PICTUREDROME. I A programme of all round excellence will be submitted by Mr. T. H. Samuel next week. 'Black ball' being the star feature. Other films depicting drama, romance and cpmedy will also be screen- ed, and a treat is in store for the lovers of good cinema. To-night the leading star film is 'In the grip of the Eagle's claw,' a very powerful drama showing the dispersal of a criminal league, in which an aeroplane is used, a very thril- ling scene is depicted showing the ab- duction of a child and the outwitting of detectives. A race between aeroplane and motor is a new departure in the cinema art. The programme for to-night includes A broken parole,' Slim Dris- 'I coH,' 'The girl across the way,' Mimosa's sweetheart pimple,' and 'Sport \folly,' also the Picturedrome Gazette. Coming shortly, Sentenced for life.'
I HAGGARS THEATRE I
I HAGGARS THEATRE. I Mr. Henry L. Osmond's presentation I of Cinderella has attracted large audiences to Haggars. An enthusiastic reception has been accorded in each of the houses every night this week to the comic songs and humorous skits which ¡ are excellent productions. The artistes I are very capable, one, and the caste in- cludes a full London chorus. The ren- dering of You mad? me love you: I I want to do it,' by Miss May Knight was excellent, and was indeed a favourite. The pantomime has been an j all round success. Next week a. most; tvetcouie return .«)•<• will bp paid by F. R. Benson's ^hoKespearean Co., as will be ;,ëen in d ai Lising column. Book your seats noyr. 'Phone 280.
I Library Extensions. — TO BE LINKED WITH PUBLIC HALL. DEPUTATION TO WAIT UPON THE COUNCIL. The four schemes submitted by the Borough Surveyor for extensions to the Library were further discussed at a special meeting of the Library Commit- tee last night, Mr. E. Morgan presiding. The schemes, details of which have al- ready appeared in the Star,' are:- 1. The purchase of land adjoining the Library leriding department, and the erection of new premises. 2. The acquisition of the Chamber of Commerce room. 3. Diverting staircase into Vaughan street, throwing open the vestibule and Chamber of Commerce room for Library purposes. 4. Complete surrender of the building for Library purposes. Mr. Martin R. Richards put forward the suggestion already made in the columns of the Star,' that the commit- tee should endeavour to get the Council to incorporate in their Public Hall scheme the extensions to the Library. If both schemes could be merged into one it might be worth while doing. Mr. J. G. Daw thought that the best solution was to be found in scheme No. 1, which if carried out would make ample provision for the next 20 years. Mr. Richards and other members dis- agreed with Mr. Daw, and the Librarian said that the scheme referred to would perhaps solve the problem for the pre- sent, but in five years' time there would not be anything like sufficient accommo- dation. He thought they would be as badly off at that time as they were at present. Councillor D. Jennings said that if the Council decided to erect a Public Hall they could adapt a portion of the Hall for Library purposes. A White Elephant. Mr. Richards pointed out that if this course were adopted they might be able to draw upon the Carnegie fund. There was a strong feeling in the town, he added, that the Public Hall would be a white elephant. It was going to cost about L900 a year to maintain. If the report of the surveyor represented all that could be done to the existing build- ing he thought it scarcely worth while doing anything at all to it. Councillor Jennings pointed out that the report stated that these were the best recommendations that could be made, but the Surveyor advised the Com- mittee to do nothing at all. After further discussion it was decided on the motion of Councillor D. Jennings, seconded by Councillor W. P. Rees, that a deputation from the committee should approach the Council at their next meet- ing to ascertain. if it were possible to include extensions to the Library in their Public Hall scheme.
RAINFALL RECORD INTERESTING FIGURES FROM CWMLLIEDI. Thanks to the courtesy of the Borough Engineer we are able to publish the fol- lowing interesting record of the rainfall at Cwmlliedi during the past year. The wettest month, it will be noticed was November, which had the unenviable cord of 28 wet days out of 30. January 6.38 inches, rained 29 days; February 2.27 ins., 14 days; March 6.69 ins., 25 days; April 6.92 ins., 19 ins.,days; May 5.06 ins., 22 days; June 3.82 ins., 17 days; July 1.68 ins. 14 days; August 1.96 ins., 14 days; Sep- tember 4.-19 ins., 19 da?s; October 5.77 ins., 25 days; November 7.77 ins., 28 I days; December 3.59 ins., 22 days. The total being 56.70 inches of rain for 218 days. i The average rainfall for the last thirty- ) two years is 48.68 inches.
TABERNACLE CONCERT I
TABERNACLE CONCERT. I The friends at Tabernacle are busy preparing for their annual concert next Tuesday week. Without any intermis- I sim:, the choir under Mr. Meudwy Davies has for 35 years performed the I masterpieces of the greatest composers, thereby cultivating a taste for classical music. The choir has created a record, and an enviable reputation, so that each succeeding year the spacious edifice is always crowded, and we have no doubt I | thai such will be the case on this occa- sion.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. I CRAND I Orcau Recital SUNDAY EVENt?J (tomorrow) at 8.15 o?c?' ?-?'?, Mr A: w..i C k. £ >-■]•■ >isls, Mr Ha.ri-N Haydn Thomas, and t nv. VHinist, Mr D. Thomas.
ASTERISKS. —— » -—— Llanelly House was built, so it is said, by the great Inigo Jones. » # Who is the newspaper thief in the Chamber of Commerce? < < w A concert was given at the Kidwelly Town Hall the other evening, the aud- ience numbering nine. < < < More accommodation is no doubt re- quired at the Public Library. A new catalogue would also not be amiss. Marged Fach" celebrated her first. birthday on Tuesday. Many happy re- turns of the day to her little Ladyship. < < Vaughan Street is in tears today.(It has lost one of its oldest tradesmen,Mr. D. C. Parry, who has removed his shop to Hall Street. w w < The Silver Cradle occupied a promi- nent place in Llanelly House during the Mayoral reception on Wednesday, and was greatly admired. w < w An article on Why I was not made a magistrate by a certain gentleman who adorns one of our public bodies would make spicy reading. <* < The Inns of Court hotel, London, be- loved by many Llanelly visitors, has been purchased by the Postmaster General for a telephone exchange. The price is about. 963,000. The Rev. Edward Jones, M.A., Rhyl, who preached such eloquent sermons at" Park Church on Sunday, will be the. special preacher at the Capel Als half- yearly meetings in June, » 11 The good people of Dafen are in hign feather these days over the starting of the new Galvanizing Works. One of them has already arranged to have his letters addressed Llanelly, near Dafen.1- "Llanelly is well off in churches and- nVl Qi-iol C ")'n"\f"l.l.ar1 n. -I 4- w 4-VC. _L His temperance guide added, "And im public houses. Do you call that well off. I should say badly off," re- torted the visitor. w Why should Willie Watts be blamed for England's second try P The real culprit" as Bancroft, who waited for the ball to dap' instead of going for it. The ball 'dapped' the wrong way, Poulton got it, the try was gained and the match was lost. < This is the latest Dafen wheeze. Of the two licensed victuallers in the vil- I lage, one is an old station master and the other an old engine driver. We are told That one of them books the custom- ers and the other drives them! But where is the destination? "I have been described," said Mrs Philip Snowden, "as a woman with a man's brain. But what man? If it is a Gladstone, or a Disraeli, or a Sir Stafford Howard or a Philip Snowden, I don't mind; but not if it is a scented smirking walking clothes horse known as the modern 'knut' < < How is it that as soon as a new stretch of road is made, the Gas Co. or the Traction Co. come along and tear it up again ? Surely some arrangement should be made between the Surveyor's department and these Companies. As long as this absence of system is allow- ed to go on, we shall never have good roads. w w < For congestiom and oonftision, com- mend us to the bridge that spans the G, IR.. station, especially ou the ar- rival of a down train. A great crowd is climbing the stairs and another is descr-Tidirjj, the results being bad tem- per and bad language. And yet, there are people who say that no new station. is wanted in Llanelly Mr. Griffith J. Thomas, SV1.A., who spoke on Saturday under the auspioes of the Lectures Committpe. is an old Heolfawr schoolboy, and it was appro- priate that an old schoolfellow, Mr. Martin Richards, should have been his chairman for the evening. By the way, why tliis lecture not <:0 well adver- tized àb the others have been ? Did the comiui~cq vinnk that IYh. T was, not worth it ? Mrs Philip Sncwde* reco-,irt,d -P num- ber of humourous jokes last night the M.P.'s being the butt for her reflY wit. She told the talo of a hoAcJ Yorkshire member who spiel to one of the Welsh Party in the lobby one day Look here Lloyd George may lie a ■ ,;Tenuid man; lets 1,¡¡, no more .• > him now. After all he's not God Almighty." Ah I hut h<" "g .1:1 .h.- ic Cymrc.