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Departure of the Troops
Departure of the Troops. I The townspeople generally will learn with regret of the impending departure of the 3/6th Cheshire Battalion which has been billeted in Aberystwyth for the past few months. The advance party leaves to-day ifi-iday) and the remainder will leave early next week, probably on Tues- day. The band, which was expected to return on Saturday from a recruiting tour in Cheshire, will therefore not arrive. It is understood that the third line of the Welsh Territorial Division will concen- trate near Oswestry. During their stay the officers and men have made a favourable impression and will leave with the best wishes of the townspeople who are no v so accustomed to the presence of troops that they will wel- come further arrangements for the next billeting season if it will be found neces- sary.
French Flag Day
French Flag Day. Wednesday was observed throughout the country as the French national day, and in Aberystwyth the sale of miniature tricolours, bearing the motto Vive la France" were sold by a band of young women in aid of the French relief fund. The flag day in Aberystwyth was organ- ised by the Mayoress (Mrs. Griffith). It was ascertained on Wednesday evening that the an'ount collected ii-ast32 8s. 4d., but three boxes had not then been re- turned. In the evening a concert was held in the Royal Pier Pavilion, by permission of Mr. Cooke (of Messrs. Cooke Bros. and Roberts). The concert, which was organ- ised by Madam a- Barbier and Miss Nora Harries, was under the patronage of the Mayor and Corporation and of Colonel H. Stott and officers 3/6th C'heshires, and was crowded to the utmost, being an unquali- fied success. The proceeds were in aid of the French Red Cross funds and will be sent to the French Ambassador. The pro- gramme was of a miscellaneous character, consisting of songs hv Miss L. Jones, Miss Bertha Jones, Mr W. D. Owen, Miss Mabel Hughes (with violin obligato by Miss Douglas), Mr. Thomas; dances by Miss Marie Garner, who was presented with a box of chocolates; recitations by Miss Glenys Edwards and Sergt. Wight; comic songs, Sergt. Macdonald; patriotic songs, Miss Nora Harries, who wore khaki and was presented with a bouquet. The ac- companist was Mr. Alfred W. Morgan. Madame Barbier sang "La Marsellaise." The programme ended with, a short revue by Ellison's party. Most of the items were encored and the concert was thor- oughly enjoyed. In the course of the ei-aniiig the Mayor (Alderman Edwin Morris) announced that the amount received that, day from the sale of the French flags was £32 8s. 4d. He expressed indebtedness to the young ladies who sold the flags and congratu- lated them on the satisfactory result of their day's work. It was also gratifying, he added, to the organisers of the concert to receive so splendid a response to their appeal oil behalf of a noble cause. It showed that those, who could not go out q, fight were prepared to do their bit at home. (Cheers). Professor Edwards proposed, Professor Barbier seconded, and it was agreed amid acclamation to send the following message to th" French Ambassador in London:—" Ihe Mayor and people of Aberystwyth desire to convey to the Pre- sident of the French Republic and to the French nation their heartiest good wishes and their admiration of the courage and endurance of the French Aran* and their unshakable confidence in the complete vic- tory of the Allies."
For the Front
For the Front. During the end several members ot the Cardigan Battery in training ,,1;, Bedford visited their homes, prior it is nil derstood to their departure on active ser- vice. Major J. C. Rea, the commanding officer, who looked well and hearty, was also hOIH2 on a few days leave. He has lecentH visited the fighting line on observ- ation duty. Several men of the 8th Welsh Regiment in training on Silisburv Plain under the command of Major Sir Edward Pi-vse i e- turned on Wednesday after a short leave home. Two of th^ officers, Capt. George Green and Second-lieutenant W H. I< Owen (son of Mr. AY. P. Owen solicitor), were also home. J he officers and men were entertained by the Mayor (Aldermun Edwin Morris) to n complimentary dinner at the W ate rloo Hotel on Tuesday even- ing. There were a) o present the Rev- T. A*. Penry, Dr. Boris,all, Messrs. Barclay Jenkins, W. P. Owen, E. P. Wynne, Hugh Hughes, T. J. Samuel. P. B. Loveday Jack Garner, and Sergt. Wakelin". in giving a send-off. the Mavor said I was glad ol the opportunity to express to them the warmest feelings and best wishes of tll" townspeople. He was certain the officers an men would uphold the noble traditions or the Welsh soldiers and the Biitish army. Appropriate remarks were also made by most of those present. The men were presented w-'tb smokts by the Mayor.
Serious Illness of Sir JohnI Gibson
Serious Illness of Sir John I Gibson. Sir John Gibson, proprietor and editor oi the "Cambrian News," who had a stroke of paralysis about the time he re- ceived a knighthood at the beginning of the year and has since been unable to write or attend to any business, became much worse at the end of last week and yesterday < Thursday) afternoon his medical attendants felt that the end miflit come at any moment.
Cardiganshire and the War Loan
Cardiganshire and the War Loan. A joint, executive meeting of the Cardiganshire Liberal and Conservative Associations was held on Thursday of last week at Aberayron under the chairman- ship of Mr. R. E. Jones, ex-high sheriff, for the purpose of promoting a campaign to encourage investment in the new war ] loan and to advocate pei-soiiiil aiid house- hold economy as suggested by Parliament. Among those present were the Lord Lieutenant: Mr. C. W. Hope, Pigeons- ford; the Rev. D. Griffiths, Llangrano" • Messrs. C. M. Williams, T. J. Samuel, J. Barclay Jenkins, Abervstw vth; Capt. D'avies. Abel- I, Mssrs. Timothy Richards. Lampeter; J. M. Howell, Aber- ayron: E. J. Davies, New Quav: Jenkin Rees, Denham Evans, C'iliau- ayroii A. G. Harries, Conservative agent; and Harry Rees, Liberal agent. The Chairman havinp- explained the object of the meeting, Mr. Rpes read a letter from Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P., iu support of the movement. Tn the course of discussion Mr. Harries I explained the method adopted in the recruiting campaign. Mr. J. M. Howell said the people of the villages had already largely invested in the loan. It would probably astonish them to know what money had been sent from Abe-ray Don. Farn-ters \\11"11<>- very shrewd and suspicious. To bring down speakers to urge people to invest money was a deli- cate undertaking. The very fact of doing; so might have exactly the opposite effect. They should be careful what speakers to accept. It was in.w admitted that the recruiting campaign could have been more aptly equipped. Col. Davies Evans pointed out how dangerous it might be to persuade men to invest. their money. Mr. ('. M. Williams suggested that sermons might be preached from every pulpit to enlighten and instruct. The Rev. D. Griffiths said he would not care to do that. Mr. Barclay Jenkin, said it needed no lectures to teach the Cardi to practise economy. Eventually it was agreed on the proposi- tion of Mr. C. M. Williams, seconded by Mr. C. Den ham Evans to hold three public meetings to he addressed by an influential member of Parliament at Aberystwyth, Aberayron, and Cardigan, the arrange- ments to be left to a. committee consisting of the Chairman, the Mayor of Aberyst- wyth, the Mavor of Cardigan. Messrs. J. M. H owell, C. W. Hope, and C. Denham Evans and the two agents. The question of arranging meetings in the villages was also left to the Committee. It has been decided by Aberystwyth Corporation to invest £29,ioo iix the war loan by converting the holding of consols and borrowing from the bank, which is 'regarded as a satisfactory under- taking on behalf of the town. The war loan has been taken up generally by the townspeople; but as no record was kept at the Post Office details of the amounts are not available. The maximum amount in one day at the Post Office reached £1,000. The Chancellor of the Exchequer informed the House of Commons on Tues- day that nearly £600,000,000 had been subscribed for the new war loan, apart from conversion of stock and apart also from iSdrip vouchers already sold by the Post Office. He described this huge total as being, far and away beyond any amount ever .subscribed in the world's history," and as having been obtained by the patriotic response of the whole people. "War loan investment up to £200 is to he continued at post offices until further notice, with the difference that fourpence discount will be allowed instead cf eight- pence on 65 vouchers. The inquiries made as to conversion of consols will be satisfied by the forms accompanying the scrips. The amount of conversion will be in proportion to the amount of war loan purchased. For instance, if JB50 of war loan is bought by a holder of consols he can convert £37 10s. of consols. For that £37 10s. of consols he will be granted £25 war loan, larger or small amounts in pro- portion.
LAMPETER Mart. — The supply at the Mart on Tues- day was small owing to farmers being hay_ making. There was a good demand and all stock was sold. The prices were: — Fat cattleu p to £27 10s.; fat lambs, 25s. to 35s. fat ewes, up to £2 5s. cows and calves, up to £24 10s. store cattle, up to JB15. Ffair Bedr.—This fair was held on Friday. A few horses of a mixed quality were shown and prices varied according to quality. The supply of cattle was much below the demand. Cows and calves fetched £20; store cattle, up to £13; fat pigs, 8s. 6d. per score litters, 21s. to 25s. each. Send-off. —Oil Wednesday morning the town was gay with flags on the occasion of twenty-seven local men, most of them belonging to the 9th Welsh, returning to Wiltshire whence, it is understood, they are shortly to leave for foreign service. The men came home on Monday for forty- eight honr. leave. They were marched to the Square in charge of Sergeant T. Davies, Castle Hotel the local recruiting officer, through whom the men enlisted. They were presented with a tin of cigar- ettes and matches, a fund having been opened by Mr. E, W. Richards. They then left for College Green, where they were photographed. They afterwards marched to the Station, to the strains of instrumental music, and followed by the school children cany ing banners. There was a large crowd at the Station of rela- tives and friends. The Mayor gave a hearty send-off to the men, on behalf of the tow li The school children sang patri- otic songs, lined up on the embankment at the side of the Station. The detach- ment consisted of the following:—Corporal T. Lewis, Bwlchffin; Privates Albert Piicock, C. Pocock, G. Pocock, and J. S. Pooock, Pantmawr; D. W. Davies, 1, Har- ford-row: D. Davies. 2 Barley Mow; D. McDonald, Cwmanne; G. lyler, J. Davies, Cribyri J. White, Mount Pleasant; Billy Jones, Llanfair; David Davies, Pistyll- gwyn: Jim Davies, Pumpsaint; J. 0, Davies, Talfan: A. Miller, Barley-mow; D. A. Hughes, 2, Greenfield-terrace; Gar- field Evans, Cellan Stephen Parry (sen.), ¡ and Stephen Parry (jun.). Pantycerrig; J. G. Davies, Penpompren, Cellan; Jack Evans, 24, Bridge-street; D. P. Thomas and T. H Thomas, Tafarndy, Cellan; W. Bracher, Dulas-terrace Dan Jones, Sunnv Cottage, Llanybvther; and William Stead, Llanfairclydogau. Association cf Friendly Societies. — The ordinary meeting of the Committee of Management of the Cardiganshire Asso- ciation of Friendly Societies was held at Lampeter on Friday when there were present Mr. D. L. Jones, Esgerhendy I (president), in the chair; Messrs. Daniel Jenkins, Llungeitho (vice-president) Rees Morris. Llangeitho; William Williams, Llanddew ibrefi John Davie- Penuwch; Thomas Evans, Blaenpenna) William Rowlands, Strata Florida William Davies, Newcastle Emlyn; John James, Beulah and D. Thomas, Tregaron, general secretary. The question of women mem- bers who on marriagp did not continue in employment was discussed at length. It was decided to point out to the local secre- taries the importance of procuring all pos- sible information and to communicate with the General Secretary so as tc enable him to proceed in accordance- with the Act. It was also stated that it would be of great assistance to approved societies gen orally if female members could be im- pressed with the importance of giving notice of their marriage. The number of members in receipt of benefit from the local friendly societies was compared with the previous lists and were in every in- stance lower, which was consideied k very satisfactory. The General Secretary was directed to visit one or two districts and report at the next meeting.
TOWYM. Outing. On Sahudav the wives and children of the Marconi Guard were entertained by Mrs. Fuller, Penymaes. The tea which was served at three o'clock at Brynymcr was much enjoyed. After- ward followed sports in which all the children and the majority of the adults took part. Citizen Army. —The final for the monthly shooting in connection with the Citizen Army took place on Wednesday. The prize was a silver spoon which was won by Mr. G. Llewelyn Lloyd. The average score for the past month is far iu excess of those of the previous month. Y.M.C.A.-Captain Fuller's suggestion that a branch of the Y.M.C.A. should be opened at the camp of the Marconi Guard, is being taken up enthusiastically. It is proposed to erect a large marquee at the foot of the Marconi Station. The follow- ing gentlemen have been appointed to act as a Working Committee: Messrs. R. P. Morgan (chairman), Thomas Jones, B.S-c. Henry Evans, Escuaii iH. M. Kinsev, County School; John Lloyd, M aesmor: Edward Thomas, Trefriw: and Pryce Williams (secretary).
Correspondence. T fH: NATION A I. REGISTER. Sir, —- Now that the National Register Bill is on the point of becoming an Act, and as time is a prominent and urgent point in making it a success, I Leg to inakr a suggestion to the Town and the Frban District Councils of Aberystwyth and others in this part of the country. The suggestion is, that, without further loss of time, action should be taken to carry out the measure quickly and effectively. I would point out that an organisation should be formed in each, district of volun- teers, capable and energetic, who will undertake to do any work wlucli the Act asks for and to do that work voluntarily, without pay or r.eward beyond the con- sciousness of perform iiio; an urgent national duty in this time of stress and danger. A public meeting should be called forth- with and a large and influential commit- tee formed, the whole of the wo/k to he carefully allotted to such as would volun- tarily undertake it. The division of the towns, districts and parishes, thp appoint- ment of distributors, collectors, etc., should be arranged, so that the work can be completed at the earliest possible date after the passing of the Bill. Could not Aberystwyth earn the distinc- tion of hping the first borough in the king- dom to do this I venture to think that with the full perparation suggested, and the voluntary help cf the officials of tho Councils, this could be easily accomplished. —I am. etc., VOLUNTEER.
Spring and Summer. °T* DICKS for BOOTS. The three things Men and Women look for when choosing their Boots are Excellence of Design and Fitting Good Wearing Quality, and Reasonableness in Price. DICKS meet these demands so completely and effectually that it will pay every man and woman to visit their ESTABLISHMENTS AT St. (Next door to Post 12, Great Darkgate Office ABERYSTWYTH H^tjh Street, Pwllheli Lester House, Llandyasul High Street, Barmouth Penrallt Street, Machynlleth High Street, Lampeter Victoria Buildings, Dolgelley High Street, Cardigan Bank Place, Portmadoc High Street, Carmarthen Bristol House, Aberayron Seymour Street, Newcastle Emlyn High Street, Festiniog k ROBERTS' TABLE ALE Ia&9 per Doz. Imperial Pint. Supplied in Screw-Stoppered Bottles. A. wholesome Ale, strongly recommended for familv use. BOTTLED BY Dd ROBERTS & SONS, Ltd., BREWERS, ABERYSTWYTH' f¡720 "JII[I8" v. Thomas Ellis & Co. SPECIALISTS IN BLOUSES, Neckwear and Ladies' Lingerie. Terrace Road, Aberystwyth TEL. 61.
girths, clftftrriagea, aitb Ucaths. MARRIAGES Cape I I-Moi-i,i,,i. -Jtily 14th, at Charing Cross Chapel, London, Lieutenant John Ctei-pell, li.A.M.G., of Streatham, and 1\1 a I Miss Margaret Morris, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Morris, Tynllech. wedd Hall, LJaiilihangel Geneu'rglyn. Hiigli,es-F[ligii,es. -Jul- 10th, at Aber- dovey, Corporal David John Hughes, Towyn, and Miss Maggie Williams, 1, y Bodfor-terrace, Aberdovey. Jones—Davies.—At the Register Office, Aber- ayron. on the 14th -luly, before John M. Howell, registrar, James Lewis Jones, Rhosgoch Shop, Mydroilyn, to Mary Davies, Cwmcoedog, Llanarth. DEATHS. Adams—July 13th, Mr. R. Adams, C.M.. "The Laburnums," Penllwyn, aged sixty-three. Davies.—July 5Ui, Capt. David Davies, 12, Vulcan-street, Aberystwyth, aged seventy-two. Davies. July 9th, at Cryuant, near Neath, Mr. John Davies. late of h orial House, Bryn-road, Lampeter. Evans.—I uIv 5th, at his home. Bronavon, Borth-y-gest, Portmadoc, Richard GIns-I lyn Fvans, marine engineer, son of Mrs Evans, Bionavon, aged 25 years. The I funeral took place at Llanaber. Bar- I mouth, on July 7th. bl92 I Jones.—July 11th, the Rev. John Jones, M.A.. R.D., vicar and headmaster of Ystrad Meurig. Morgan.—July 5th, Mr. Thomas Morgan. Tanyrallt Villa. Fontrhydygroes, aged ninety. Watkin—On July 14th, 1915. Edward W,.tlin. of Abergynolwyn, aj7"d 84 years. Funeral Saturdav, Julv 17t>h, 19iiS h209 .Tones.July 11th, at 4?, North-parade, Aberystwyth, Mr. Lewis Jones, aged 67. :2 Williams.—July 11th, Mr. Thomas Wil- liams. engineer and ironfounder, Ails" Craig, Bridge-street, Abervstwvth, aged 72.
itMMwrowa, 42, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH, THE Shop for all kinds of BOOTS AND SHOES An fche Lowest Possible Prices. REPAIRS promptly and neatly done 011 the premises with the best bark-tanosa Leather. -.JI' Printed by J. Gibson, and PtLbliAlod by him in Terraco-road, Aberystwyth. i County of Cardigan; at U. Ed Stationer, High-street, Bala; and JoDP Evans and nephew, Stationers, House, Barmouth, in the County Merioneth: and at David Lloyd*a madoo, in the OaoBtff of OnainMi Friday, July 16, 1915 i
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lip anb own the Csast. [Selected]. BALA AND TRErE()&A. When David Davies grandly cleared the. wty, And built a golden bridge to unity, Who thought- that any leading men would say They did not want the opportunity? Will Bala and Trevecca ever meet? Or will the lust of pride keep men apart Who should in amity at Jesu's feet Be one in brottierhood, and aim, and heart ? THE HEl iVAJj OF DEAD MINING. Everybody seems to bo very glad that there is some talk of a revival of lead mining in Cardiganshire. Twenty-five or thirty years ago.how the years go fleeting by—it used to be said that iff the lead mines; were stopped the banks of the rivers Rheidol and Ystwyth would be swarming with anglers and that the whole country would be dotted with beautiful villas built by rich people from large towns who desired to end their days in profound peace amid beautiful scenery. The rivers arc not full of fish, the angler* do not whip the rivers, and the beautiful villas have not been built. There are deserted cottages, ugly refuse heaps, rusty and brokeaifdovvn machinery, im- poverished landowners, and here and there a struggling shopkeeper but when the mining went prosperity went and left be- hind it poverty, ruin, and ugliness. It is impossible to say whether lead mining in Cardiganshire! will ever reach the old high-water mark of prosperity, but there are signs of activity, and no doubt there is as good lead in the mines a,< ever was got out, and as much of it. A BLUE FLOWER. A pretty little blue flower was growing in a hedgerow on the border of a vast wood. Tlie spreading branches of an ancient oak tree overshadowed the hedge- row and kept the blue flower from the full light of the sun, and so the. blue flower was discontented and made complaint to the sun one, day when a thick thunder cloud was trying to hide the sun's face, but the sun was shining above the thunder cloud as brightly as if there was no such thing as a cloud in the whole world. '-I have no chance," said the blue flower to the sun, for this great selfish tree hides your brightness from me all day. I know it is nothing but spite because I am beautiful and young and he is old and twisted in every direction." The sun smiled and said to himself that he would have more work than he could get through if he began to bother himself about every ,shadow that he cast from all the trees, and he went on shining The oak tree had heard the complaint of the little blue flower many times before and paid no attention to the grumbler for reasons well known to himself. He just whispered to a fat beech beside him that some people did not know when they were well off. The thunder cloud that was trying to obscure the sun also heard the complaint of the blue flower to the unheeding sun. and also observed the old oak whispering to the fat beech. The cloud was angry at it,, own failure to blot out the sun and suddenly sent forth a bolt of fire which rent the oak tree down to the very roots. The sun then shone upon the little, blue ■ flower, and the rain fall upon it, and the wind tossed it about, and the frost seized it, and in a short time it died, for it could not bear the exposuie which it hud to face after the sheltering oak tree was destroyed, and that was the end of the tiny blue flower. So it may be better to dwell in the shade and have secure life and glints of light than to lie fatally exposed to storms and dangers too strong for us I SAT IN CWM. I sat in Cwm one Juiy afternoon, And saw the sunshine glinting through the trees. My heart was heavy with a grief untold And joy that once mine was mine no more. I sat there it, the solitude Amid a wealth untold of leaf and flower Whose origin I did not understand. If origin in human sense it had. How far away was all that wounds and jars, And yet I c^rricd with lue all my woe That seemed to mock me here within die wood And stand apart and grin and off at tne. How .sti:¡ it was; how calm how free from strife-- And yet how there is conflict in the woods And peace is only seeming after all Just as f, resting there, might seem at peace To one who did not know the inner life And only saw a illaH linear Ii the trees While July sunshine twinkled through the j leaves And now and then war, heard the heat of wings. This life is very hard to comprehend With all its heartache, all its broken plans, Its unfulfilled desires, mistaken goals, Love flouted, trust betrayed, hate fierce and strong With vet a core of goodness through it all, As if at last perfection should prevail And all the wrong in all the world should cease. The pea-eel ul summer days [ •>
ABERYSTWYTH Military. Corporal Tait (Sandy Lawsoni), 6-;(rh Field Company. Royal Engineers, has gone to the Dardanelles. Known as Alec Sunderland, Mr. Tait was a member of Mr. Ellison's Castle Grounds party. Summer Train Services.—The railway time-tables for the summer season came into operation on Monday, and will con- tinue in force, under ordinary conditions, until September 3C?;h. Alterations have been made in the departure and arrival of trains Let Off Lightty The proprietors oi tli;i Queen's recently commenced proceedings against a person in Aberystwyth for stating that Germans were employed at the Queen's Hotel. The person has now unreservedly withdrawn his state- ment and apologised and the proceedings have been stopped on the defendant unv- ing cos:>. Obituary. The funeral took piacc ou Thursday, July 8th. of Captain David Da-vies (schooner "Sarah Danes" of Aber- ystwyth) of 12, Vulcan-street, Aberyst- wyth. His brother Isaac predeceased him about two years ago. The two brothers were always 'together on sea and land, a beautiful fraternal feeling existing between them. Dei-cased suffered a long and painful illness which he bore with patience and fortitude. He passed away on Monday. July the 5th, at the age of seventy-two. Much sympathy is expressed with his widow- and son. According to his wish. :\1r. Talmon Jones, his next door neighbour, officiated nt the house and at the cemetery. Munition Works. Tl,,e munition bureau, 9, Baker-street. will remain open for enrolment until further notice. More munition workers are urgently wanted! skilled in the following and kindred trades:- Millwrights. toolmakers, too! fitters, fitters, turners, boilermakers, shipwrights, and other skilled workers in engineering and ship building. No man working on war contrac ts need offer. All munition bureaux are open every day except Saturday and Sunday from nine o'(-Io(-Ii to six o'clock p.m. and on Saturdays from four to six o'clock and Sunday three to six o'clock. When a man is enrolled he will he notified w here i his help is required and you will not suffer I in wages. Provision is made to secure that conditions of labour shall not be pre- judiced by the transfer and also for the payment of travelling expenses and lodg-1 ing money where necessary. The Dardanelles. No doubt, writes a correspondent, many of your readers will be pleased to know that Mr. W. F. Hawkes, of Stella, High -street, is at present with the Allies' fleet ah the! Dardanelles. Air. Hawkes left Barry Dock last October a,s second engineer of the ship with Mr. J. M. Hughes, Gwynfryn, Llanon. as chief engineer. Both men writing home relate some of their exper- j ienees, and the scenes they have witnessed, the greatest being the landing of the Allies' troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 0]\1 April 25';h. a scene that will never he forgotten. They also saw the sinking of H.M.S. Majestic." on Mav 25th by a, torpedoe from a German submarine, the transport "Laristan" being only about 200 yards awav when t)he disaster occurred. the torpedce passed the "Larjstall" by two or three yards only. On June 2nd several shrapnels burst over their heads and the ship was struck by five shells, but suffered ni damage. On June 16th when j a trawler was alongside taking in stores a 6in. by armou-r-piercin