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THE Welsh tarmtro, atttt, Friday, April 14th, 1916, CARDIGAN, Saturday Turkeys were Ooaght in for Ilid per lb, giasn and ducks Ilid per Ib and fowls 9d. Butter in lumps, Ie Oid per lb, In lib rolls la 3d. Poultry (retail)- duoks and geese is per lb, fowls lOd and lid per lb, Eggs 2d each. CARMARTHEN BUTTER, Saturday Prices at the weekly market here to-day were again abnormally high. Quotations—Butter in pats, Is 8d, and in casks, Is 6d to la 7d per lb. Eggs 6 for la poultry—chickens Is 6d per lb, fowls Is Id, and geese Is 2d cheese 5d per lb, and Caerphilly cheese Is potatoes, 48 6j per cwt. LLANDILO PROVISION, Saturday. — Butter in lbs, Is 6d to Is 8d in tub), Is 6d to Is 7d. Eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Welsh cheese, 6d. Fowls. la 2d per lb ducks, Is 2d per lb. Raobits, lOd to lid each. NEWCASTLE EMLYN, Friday. There vas a large attondanoe, and bnsiness was irisk. Butter-smell supply, selling well at allowing prices, viz—in unacted lamps for aofcory blending Is OJd, ditto In casks salted for retail purposes Is and Is Od per lb, ditto In pound rolls Is 2d per lb eggs, 7 for Is Welati oheese, 5d to 5id per lb rabbits, 8d to 1d eaoh. .JSWES I *ri sdap-Kv"" '31).68 d f Wt eat, 7. 81 to 8 OJ per 75 lbs oba. 21s .a 22s pgi 20J tbii barley up to f2 per 280 lbs. USvVHHiKV iLi&tJSUAL MAII."I, Wed. 2anday-Fowle, 4f 6ft tt< 511 6:1 per oouple lacks, 63 Od tG 711 Od per oouple rabbits, la to la 8«1 pe oouptt butter, Is 4d to la 5d per Ib eggs, 6 and 7 for Is potatoes, Is 2d per score tbe toajatcci's, 5 J to 61 P £ r lb cabbages, Id to 2d asch apples, la to 211 6d per hundred carrots, Id per buuob. BIRMINGHAM, CATTLE, Tuesday. — There was a small supply of pigs, and uuder the influence cf an active demand prices were further enhanced. Beth bacon and cutting p gs fetched 18j 6d and ,0.817a per so-rre. There was a quiet market for cattle ani Eheep at late rates. Herefords, 8Jd; shorthorns 9Ji wether sheep. Is to la Id ewes and rAme. lcid per lb. "ONDOf\! PROVISIONS iSend y. AjeH«rs iam,)Pi Pap. & tier: apar Danish, 174s to 176s 'Siberian. 104A to 134s Aus rilian, 140a to 162s New Zealand 150* to 164« Argentine. 148d to 152s. Bacon firm-Irish quoted 104s to 109s; Danish, 102a to 107s Canadian, 96 t 100 Hams firtn-American long cnt quoted 90 to 100s, and do short cut, 88s to 91s. Cheeae firm -Canadian, 100s to 108s New Zealand, 103s to 104? United States, 100s to 104s Esg«—trade slow, Irish 149 to 14s 6d Danish, 15s to 17s. LONDON DEAD M.Al, Aenday.-Gaod iopplies and trade quiet, though prices are -ntlier firmer English beef, 3a 8d to la Od See boh sides. If Od to 48 2d shorts, its fid to 4* lOd; extreme, 5a Od Deptford and .Jverp&oi killed, 3e 6d to 3s 8d refrigerated ckladquai-ter- beat, 3a 2d to 3s 6d de seconds, ta Id te 311 4d do forequarters, 21J 3d to 28 4d Argentine ohilled ritntiquartors, 2a lOd to Ja 4d forequarters, 2e 3d te 2e 5d. Sdation Scotch wethers, 4e 4d to 48 8d lItbo legs, 48 8-i to 5a Od; do ewea, 2s 8d to Se Od English rcathera, 4s Od to it 4d ) do ewes, 2a 8d to 3a Od; Dutch ihmep, 3a 8d to 4a Od Soetoh iamb, 68 4d to II Od a Engitah lambe, 4s 4d to Ó Od veal, l« Sd to 5» 8d j exsreme, 5a 8d } English pork, 4a 4d bo 4a 8d s Outoh 4a Rd bo 4s lOd per 8 J8.
LLANAFAN. Dramatic.—On Friday evening, March 31st, Llanafan Dramatic Society gave a performance of the Welsh drama" Die Sion DaJvdd" to a crowded audience. Mr. P. Wilkinson. O.C., presided. The char- acters were taken by Mr. W. J. Evans, who made an excellent "Die Sion Dafydd." Miss M. Evans represented "Angharad Lloyd" with ease and dignity. Miss M. Edwards was extremely good as "Sioned Dafydd." The part of "Mr. Jenkyn" was allotted to Mr. Herbert Hughes who acted naturally and easily. Mr. Richard II. Jones made a. good "Jac Dafydd" and Mr. J. Hughes was extremely good as Wil y Orydd." Miss May Evans made a capital "Bieto" and Mr. J. Evans was equaJJy good as "Sion Huw." The parts of the" Dau Seguryn" were taken by Mr. Thomas J. Evans and Mr. D. B. Edwards, who were both excellent and were perhaps the" hit" of the performance. Mr. J. D. Jones was good as "Sion Dafydd." The minor parts were taken by Misses Bessie Hughes, L. M. Edwards, Annie Evans, Agnes Tregoning, A. B. Edwards, and Doris Evans. Messrs. W. R. Edwards, ¡ George Davies, Joseph Evans, Joseph Davies. E. D. Jones, and Messrs. Richard Evans and Thomas Williams kindly assisted with the stage arrangements Praise is due to Mr. J. Hughes, Broncwm, for the able way in which he arranged everything in connection with the stage and the scenery. Between the acts songs and recitations were given by Miss Edwards, Bont; Miss M. Lyke. Miss Jones (Ysbytty); Mr. E. Ishmaei", Mr. W. J. Evans, Edward Edwards. J. Jones. Dolauafan; Evan Lloyd, Alban Lewis. Mr T. Thomas, and Mi Davies, (Lledrod). Miss A. Evans, Mrs. E. D. Jones, Miss Parry, and Miss Davies acted as accom- lp/ntfsts. Supper was prfyvidpd for the actors and friends, over which Miss J Owen. Miss Jones, Wenallt Fach, and Miss E. A. Jones presided. At the close of the performance, Mr Wilkinson made a happy speech in thanking the performers and the proceedings terminated with sing- ing the National Anthem. The perform- ance was repeated on Monday evening, Aoril 3rd, when Mr. D. Talfan Davies, Aberytswvth, presided and introduced the proceedings with an appropriate speech. Both chairmen made handsome contribu- tions to the funds, which were devoted to the Red Cross Society.
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LAMPETER. Tribunals.-A meeting of the borough tribunal was held on Friday evening, pre- sided over by the Rev. Evan Evans. There was one case only to be dealt with. A firm of grocers and corn and flour merchants, for whom Mr. J. Emrys Jones/appeared, applied for exemption in respect of their servant, who was employed in the hauling of flour, etc. It was stated that the work was heavy and could only 1>4 done by a man in the prime of life. The case had been dealt with by the former tribunal who had refused exemption. An appeal had been mad-e to the then Central Tribunal who had referred it back to' the local tribunal. Exemption until June 30th was granted. The Military Representative gave notice of appeal. The. rural tribunal also sat on Friday and dealt with half a dozen cases. Memorial Service.—A memorial service to the late Mr. D. Rees Evans, printer, was held at Wesley Chapel on Sunday even- ing. The chapel could not contain the iium ber that essayed to be present. The other churches in town commenced their services half-an-hour earlier in order to enable those who wanted to attend th-e. memorial ser- vice to do so. The lesson was read by the Rev. T. Oswald Williams, lirondeifij and prayer was offered by the Rev. E. ivans, Soar- The Rev T. Oliver, pastor. preached an appropriate sermon. lie happily took for his text Deut. 34-5, "So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord." He said deceased was in many respects like the Moses of old. He was a true "servant of the Lord," as all good men were, that function not being confined to ministers or priests. He was also gentle and unassuming, a well-known trait in his character. Notwithstanding that, he had, like Moses, done good service in his sphere of life- The rev. gentleman referred to his faithful service to that church. His death was also one which had caused a great deal of mourning as was evidenced by the large audienoe present, and the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab." He had also, like Moses, died in the middle of his work and would likewise live for ever in the memory of those who knew him. The service was characterised with general manifestation of sorrow. The hymns, "As Pants the Heart" and "Oh God, Our Help," were sung in English, and "Hedd, Perffaith Hedd," and "Esgyn Gyda'r Lluoedd" in Welsh. Mrs T. Eric Richards presided at the organ and played the Dead March (in Saul). TOWN COUNCIL, Thursday evening, April 6th—Present: Councillor Jl Bankes-Pric-e (mayor) in the chair; Aldermen E. fEvans, Walter Davies, W. Jones, and Lewis Jones; Councillors W Davies, Evan Davies, D. Davies, D. Thomas. Messrs J. Ernest Lloyd, town clerk; E. D. Rees, assistant clerk; and R. W. Ashman, surveyor. Inspector's Report. The Surveyor reported that the town was in a good sanitary position, both reservoirs full of water. iThree men haa volunteered to join the Fire Brigade and he would be glad to have more volunteers. Flag Days. It was decided to hold flag days at the Easter fair, Whitsun fair, and Dalis fairs, the proceeds to be devoted to war funds. The sum of £ 20 Os. 9d. was received as the net result of a concert held on St. David's Day, and there was 231 in hand, E10 of which was voted by the Mayoress Com- mittee to the Serbian fund. At the re- quest of Lieutenant James Morgan, two dozen wooden spoons had been sent to the Pembroke Yeomanry. Soldiers' Welfare. The Mayoress Committee had decided to establish a soldiers welfare fund, the object of which was to ensure that parcels in- tended by relatives anu friends to soldiers on foreign service should be sent free. It had been in vogue at Carmarthen for some time, and Alderman Walter Davies and Mr Thomas Morgan had been to Carmarthen to get an insight into the working of the scheme, which was fully explained to them by Mr. F. G. Humphreys, hon. secretary of the movement. The number of parcels sent up to date from Carmarthen numbered 2.800. and all safely reached their destina- tion. It was decided to adopt the scheme and the following were elected as a com- mittee to carry out the scheme at Lam- peter:—The Mayoress, Mrs Walter Davies, Mrs. Tom Williams, Mrs. Owen. Miss Jenkins, the Mayor, Alderman Walter Wfcvies Councillors J. S. Jones, W. Davies, D. F. Lloyd, and D. Thomas with Mr. Thomas Morgan as hon. secretary. All parcels to be sent to the Star Company's buildings. Belgian Fund. The Mayor intimated that the promoters of the Esgerdawe fund had kindly sent L9 to the Belgian fund, and Mr. D. Jones, Rhydygof, Silian, also sent a quantity of potatoes. V ot-es of thanks were passed to them for their kindness. Vegetables for the Fleet. The members of the Institute had under taken the work of cultivating the tennis ground in order to grow' vegetables for the Fleet, and it was intimated to all who possess gardens to set apart some of their ground for the same object. Seeds would be supplied free for the purpose on applica- tion being made to the Committee. Motor Service. It was resolved to support the applica- tion of Tailey Parish Council to secure a motor service from the Great Western Company from Llandilo to Lampeter. Public Lights and Streets. Councillor David Davies, chairman of Public Lights and Streets Committee, pro- posed that the Surveyor should be author- ised to engage a steam roller for two or three days to lay in tar macadam on North- road. Mr. Davies showed that the ex- penses would be less by J3200 this year and asked that 235G, should be provided in the year's estimates for highway and lighting purposes, and the same \\?s passed. Markets and Fairs. Councillor D. Thomas read the report of the Markets and Fairs Committee, and B50 was granted to meet expenses for the year, and C5 to the Health Committee. The Surveyor. It was decided to apply for exemption from military service on behalf of Mr. R. W. Ashman, surveyor and inspector. Water Rents. A 'graduated scale of water rents was passed, ranging from Id. to 4d per week, according fr> the ratable value of each house. Rates. It was recommended by the Finance Com- mitte-e that a general district rate of 2s. 6d in the pound, payable in two instalments of Is. 3d. in the pound each, be levied for the year ending March 31st, 1917, which means a reduction of 2d. in the pound.—The recommendation was adopted. Market Premises. The agreement for the purchase of the market premises was sealed. Licence Dues. Alderman Walter Davies referred to the losses sustained by the alleged laxity of collecting licence dues and proposed that the notice of Aberystwyth and Cardigan town councils, with the rural district coun- cils, should be called to the leakage, so as to secure the attention of the County Coun- cil to the serious losses sustained.—Coun- cillor William Davies having seconded, the proposition was passed.
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MERIONETHSHIRE APPEALS. Chairman's Severe Strictures. The adjourned meeting of Merioneth Appeal Tribunal was held at the Police Station, Barmouth, on Thursday of last week. The members present were Messrs William Owen, chairman; T. Martin Wil- liams, Barmouth, vice-chairman; Dr John Jones. Dolgelley; Messrs Robert Vaughan, Nannau; R. Jones-Morris, Talsarnau; Robert Evans, Crynierth: John Roberts, Barmouth; Rowland Williams, Bata; W. Roberts, Llanfrothen; Hilton Kershaw, Abeidovey; D. J. Williams, Blaenau; D. White-Phillips, clerk; Capt. Turner Hughes, military representative, assisted by Colonel Enthoven, Messrs E. B. Proctor, Aberdovey, and T. W. Piggctt, Barmouth. Mr J. M. Jones, Oaergai, re- presented the Board of Agriculture, Chairman's Warning. The Chairman once more emphasised his warning to persons who attempted to in- fluence members of the Tribunal in favour of applicants. In future the guilty parties would be reported to Capt. Kirkby with a view to proceedings being taken. There were fifty-five appeals heard, two being made by the Military Representa- tive, thirty-seven from Dolgelley rural, nine from Barmouth, six from Towyn, and three from Deudraeth. Six appeals were also remitted frcm the Central Tribunal. In the case of Samuel Jones, Bristol House, C'orris, referred from the Central Tribunal, Mr R.. Guthrie Jones asked for total exemption on the ground that appel'ant was the sole support of a widowed mother. The mother kept a grocery business which could not be carried on without the son's help. In reply to questions, appellant said he was twenty- five years old and that he earned about 25s. weekly in gathering moss. He gave all his earnings to his mother who was in delicate health and was sixty-nine years of age. He did not appear at the local tribunal as the notice miscarried. Before his father's death he worked in South Wales. In reply to the Chairman, appel- lant said he was anxious to see the end of the war. The appeal was dismissed and permission to appeal to the Central Tri- bunal was also refused. Mr R. Guthrie Jones appealed on behalf of Evan Jones an attested quarryman at Corris, against the refusal of the (ocd tribunal. Appellant said he was the sole support of his widowed mother who was seventy-eight years of age and suffered from hemorrhage and a weak heart. He put in a medical certificate stating that the departure of the son might have a pre- jud(1.1 effect an her health. Appellant said he assisted his mother in the house- work. He earned 25s. weekly which he gave to his mother. He had several brothers married living in other districts. He attested in order to stand a better chance to appeal. He did not then antici- pate joining the army. His mother was a pensioner. Had she been able to leave Corris, he would have removed years ago for the sake of better wages. Exemption was granted to May 6th. D. Evans, farmer, Glanmorfa. Pennal, appealed on behalf of his son, Hugh, on the ground that it would be impossible for him to carry on the farm in the son's I absence. The tide occasionally over- flowed his land and he required an exper- ienced person to safeguard the sheep and cattle. He had one son serving in Egypt. He had only one labourer who could not I on medical grounds be left in charge. His son had been granted temporary evemption for three months by the local I tribunal. In reply to questions, he said he did not new deal in cattle. The farm I was 200 acres, of which lie ploughed five or six acres. He could not get a man able to assume the responsibility which his son undertook. The decision of the local tri- bunal was confirmed. The Military Representative appealed against conditional exemption granted to David Roberts unattested, of Closbaeh, Llanegryn. The Military Representative said the man lived on a thirty acre farm and helped his father on another farm. The father appeared and said onp a bank clerk, bad joined the It wou(d be impossible for him to carry on the two holdings without the other son. He had tried but failed to get another man. The Rev. David Jones said he knew the circumstances well and believed the father could not carry on if the son was taken. Exemption was granted to June 6th, which will carry another two months. Robert R. Williams "Home from Home," Penrhyndeudraeth, appealed for an extension of the temporary exemption granted him. His mother appeared and said her son was twenty-one years of ago and was the mainstay of the business. He did a great deal of carting to Munition Works and also worked on the land. Her husband was in failing health and unable to work. Her son had never been from home. The Chairman:—The "Home from Home" you mean. (Laughter). The mother added that the authorities were pressing at the Munition Works for more cartage. The son was doing two men's work as there was shortage of labour. The two other sons were delicate; one having broken his arm and was not cquail to heavy work. She said she thought that son was doing his duty to his country more effectively at home than as a soldier. She was anxious to end the war, but it would never end by making her son a soldier. The appeal was refused. Mr David Owen, agent of Aberllefeni Quarries, appealed for temporary exemp- tion for ten quarrymen until the decision of the Ministry of Munitions was received, application having been made for badges I on the ground that the quarry was turn- ing out stabs on war contracts. The Military Representative protested against any exemption being made. Mr. Owen said the Quarry had lost thirty-five men and the taking away of those men would disorganise the quarry. He had been to London and interviewed the department and '3. promise was given that an answer wouM be sent shortly. The Tribunal declined to interfere and also refused permission to appeal to the Central Tribunal. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones ap. peared in support of the appeal. Chart's Fredrick Ellis, Aberdovey, architect, appealed for an extension of one month exemption granted him. Applicant said he was thirty-eight years of age and attested. He was the only son of a widowed mother and had a life interest in the house they jointly occupied. He had several contracts on hand which would involve serious financial loss unless he was allowed time to complete. He had put in many years of hard work in building up his business. Mr A. J. Hughes, Aber- ystwyth, on behalf of the applicant, said in spite of the certain pecuniary loss which departure wouild entail on his client, he was anxious to do his share. He did not want to shirk his duty in any way. The Chairman.—That is the right spirit. Exemption was granted to July 8th. Edwyn Hughes, Royal House, Aber- dovey, appealed for an extension of a month's exemption granted him by the local tribunal. Apellant said his brother, who was a partner in the business, had joined the cokmrs. Another brother was medically unfit. Another, who was married, was in a munition works. His father and mother were over seventy years of age and were often unable to attend to business. He had done all the buying for years and the greater part of the selling. They had lost the services of four tailors by enlistment? Personally he would have volunteered long ago but for the heavy financial obligations represented in the business. If given time to reduce the liabilities lie would be quite willing to do his part. (Cheers). Extension was granted to September 30th. Hughes thanked the Court for their consideration. Edward Pugh, Craigfadarn-ucha, Rhos- lefain, appealed for an extension of the temporary exemption granted by the local tribunal. Robert Williams Pugh. the father, appeared in support of the appeal. The Military Representative also appealed against the exemption already granted. The fyther said the son cultivated the separate holding and also assisted in the cultivation of his own farm. In reply to the Chairman, the father said the bank account would be kept separate if they had anything to take to the bank. (Laughter). The rent of the son's holding was £13. Capt. Kirkby was the owner. The Chairman said it was dear that the father was responsible for the rent as it was too risky to deal with a minor. The decision of the (local tribunal was con- firmed. W. David/Jones, Pantgwyn, Rhoslefain, appealed against the refusal of his applica- tion by the local tribunal. The father appeared and said his son was horseman and ploughman. He had thirteen acres under wheat and three and half under root crops. His wife was not strong and the other children were under twelve years. He had not tried to get other labour as he knew it was useless. His farm was eighty acres and was held under the County Coun- cil. The services of his son were essential to the holding. The finding of the local tribunal was confirmed. Richard Lewis, Gwastadfryn, Towyn, appealed for an extension of th'e temporary exemption granted by the local tribunal. Thomas Lewis, the father, appeared and said his son was twenty-five years of age and unattested. He acted as horseman on the farm of 100 acres of arable land in rotation and took sole charge of four horses. He did the harrowing, ploughing, and manuring and assisted in all the general work of the farm. Extension had been granted to March 12th. The local tribunal observed that one of the three sons at home should go, and that if they had erred they had erred on the side of leniency. The father said he had two farms. The son cultivated one, but slept at home. The Chairman said to take two farms appeared to be the condition of things in the district. (Laughter). Appellant said he had 3,000 sheep and sixty cows, and expected about 1,COO lambs. They farmed about 2,000 acres, in- aluding mountain land. Formerly he engaged two or fchrei-> workmen in summer in addition to the family. His other sons were not used to horses. The decision ot the local tribunal was confirmed. H. Wynne Williams, chemist, Barmouth, appealed for an extension of the exemption granted to his unqualified assista nt. (J. H. Griffith). Mr. E. Wynne- Williams, veter- inary surgeon, appeared in support of the application, his brother being laid up and in advanced age. Six weel:s extension had been granted and the appeal was for ex- tension to the end of the summer season. The request was allowed until September 30th. The appeal of William Langford Brooks, Harlech, was heard in private and exten- sion was granted till May 6th. Lewis Pugh, Dysevin Towyn, appealed for temporary extension for his waggoner, Edward B. Williams. Extension to May 17th was granted. jRichard Williams, Llwynweews, Bar- mouth, appealed for absolute exemption as his leaving would result in breaking up the home and giving up the farm. The father was in ilt-henlth. Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for appellant and produced a medical certificate showing that the father was unable to carry on the active work of the farm. Appellant said in addition to the farm he had about 200 customers for milk in Barmouth. He paid about £20 per week for milk to other farms. The rent of the farm was He had twenty-four milch cows and seven horses. Tine local tribunal observed that he was one of five brothers, none of whom were serving There were also the father, mother, and sister. Appellant said the other brothers farming their own farms, renting above £ &o each. Exemption was granted to May 6th. Robert Roberts, Gelligrian, Pennal, applied for exemption for John Elliot Roberts, shepherd. Mr. J. Jones-Williams said it was most important that the man should be allowed to remain over the lamb- ing season. Exemption was granted to June 6th. .Robert Jones, Nancofawr, Towyn, appealed against the decision of the local tribunal in refusing exemption to his son, Lewis Jones, cowman. He said he had 14.000 sheep. He also appealed for Robert Jones, his ploughman, as being in a certi- fied occupation and essential to the carry- ing on of the farm. The local tribunal observed that no effort was made by appel- lant to assist in the carrying on of the war or to provide substitutes for the men appealed toil". Mr. Jones Williams said the farm was 1,007 acres, fifty of which were arable. Sixty tons of hay were produced. The farm was nine miles from a station. The rent and tithe amounted to £72, and JS94 was paid for wintering sheep. They kept thirty-five cattle and three horses. The local tribunal gave no reason for the refusall The Military Representative said that according to Mr Jones-Williams Dolgelley rural tribunal couLd do nothing right. (Laughter). Mr. Jones Williams said Mr. Guthrie Jones also had reason to protest against the extraordinary actions of the rural tribunal; but nothing that his friend or lie had said was as scathing as the re- marks that the Chairman had made about that tribunal the previous day. On this there was cheering in Court, which the Chairman immediately suppressed. Mr. Rowland Williams said there was an insinuation by the local tribunal that the appellant had done his best against recruit- ing in the district. It was not fair to make random statements without giving the man a chance to rebut them. (Cheers). The Chairfan protested against signs of feeling in court, adding that that was a matter for another court and not for the tribunal. Captain Hughes said it was not a random statement. Mr. Jones-Williams said it was absolutely untrue. They were quite prepared to meet it in any court. (Cheers). Exemption was granted in the case of Lewis Jones until August 6th, and in the case of Robert Jones absolute exemption. Mr J. Glan Griffiths, organiser for the Y.M.C.A., appealed for exemption for 1). C. Griffiths, in charge of the huts at ine Marconi camp at Towyn. Mr. Griffiths said seventy-five per cent of the Y.M.C.A. workers were medically unfit to join the army. The appeal was refused, as was also a request for an appeal to the Central Tribunal. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones appeared for Mr. William Jones, Tynllan Llwyngwril, un- attested, coal merchant and farmer. Apel- lant had contracted for hundreds oi tons or coal, and if he was not granted exten- sion would be involved in serious loss. The local tribunal had granted exemption conditionally on his going to Wrexham to be medically examined. He went and was passed by the military doctor. Mr Guthrie Jones handed in a certificate, signed by Dr. Hugh Jones, showing that, in addition to defective vision, appellant suffered from recurrent attacks of appendicitis which could not he cured without an operation. Mr. Guthrie Jones said thero was reason to think that the military medical examination was of a casual nature and suggested that the appellant should again attend at Wrexham with the medical cer- tificate endorsed by the triuunal. The tribunal adopted that suggestion. Edward Pugh, AIltgoch. Llwvngwnl, appealed against the rural tribunal's re- fusal to grant exemption to his cowman and shepherd, Thomas Thomas attested, on the ground that it would be impossible for him to replace the man. The man was recovering from a serious illness: but he hoped he would recover sufficiently to h-elp over the harvest, though he could "not be of much use to him- The Chairman—Or to the soldiers. (Laughter). Appellant—Quite right, sir. (Laughter). Extension to September 30th was granted. Griffith Griffiths, Coedma-wr, Llwyn- gwril, cowman and shepherd, appealed against the refusal of the local tribunal to grant exemption. Applicant said lie re- turned from the United States to visit the old home as his father's health had broken down. He applied for naturalization papers in the States previously. He had not attested as he was not much interested in this country. Mr. Kershaw—They do not fight in America, do Appellant—Not yet. sir. (More laugh- ter). The appea] was dismissed and appli- cant asked to be allowed to appeal to the Central Tribunal. The appea] of David Jones. son-in-law the tenant of' inY8 Farm, Dyffryn on lie- half of Ellis Rees Ellis, was dismissed. Hugh Jones, Llwyngwian Fawr, Dyffryn, appealed against the refusal of Dolgelley rural tribunal to give his employee, John Griffith, an exemption. Appellant said he assisted on several other small holdings, as as his: own, in the interest of produc- ing more food. An extension to Septem- ber 30th was granted. Appellant—Thank you. gentlemen. You have more grace than the Dolg-elley tribunal. (Laughter). Meredyth Jones, Caethle, Towyn, appealed for an extension over the harvest for his son, Edward Jones, who was neces- sary in the busy months. He had one son in France and another in the O'.T.C. at Aberystwyth College. He had done more than any other farmer in tlie parish for the country in its need. /Extension to Septem- ber 30th was granted. I The case of David Rees, Trychiad, Llan- egryn, was remi/tted from the Central Tribunal. In reply to the Chairman, he aid he felt keenly for his country and was prepared to do his best for it. If an ex- tension was granted to September! 30th he would gladly go. He had tried to procure assistance, but failed. The Chairman inquired how ifc was that í the local tribunal made statements which i were not true ? In several cases they were ¡ proved to be- quite wrong. Mr. Guthrie Jones said probably state- ments were made by individual members which were taken for facts by the tribunal in the absence of the parties. The Chairman said that practice was utterly wrong. Exemption to September 30th was granted. Albert Edgar Strongman. Barmouth. whose appeal was remitted from the Central Tribunal, appealed for an extension of exemption for his son., John E. Strong- man who assisted him in the upholstering business. Appellant said his health was very unsatisfactory. One son was a ser- geant in the R.W.F., and another in the ranks, and so he thought he had done his share. He was willing to make further sacrifice provided the Tribunal would exempt his son for the season. Exemption to Septembe-r 30th was granted. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones appeared for Mr D. E. Davies, The Gage. Barmouth, in a case remitted from the Central Tribunal respecting Edwin Lloyd, mechanic. Mr. Davies said half the number of his men had already enlisted, and if the remaining two mechanics were taken away then he must close the garage. Exemption to September 30tli was granted, as well as in the case of D. R. Williams, salesman, in the heavy goods department of Messrs Morris and Son, drapers, Barmouth. Mr. Llew Edwards, the manager, said that was the only application mad-e by the staff. He himself had attested, but was rejected on medical grounds. John Williams, C'aer- ddaniel, Barmouth, unattested, was given one day's exemption, which meant two months. Walter Davies, baker and grocer. Bar- mouth Junction, appealed against the decision of Dolgelley rural tribunal in the case of his attested son. Goronvvy Davies. The father said his health was too pre- carious for work in the bakehouse, and he failed to secure assistance. Mr. Guthrie Jones appeared for appellant and pro- tested against the observation by the rural tribunal that there was reason to believe that the son had tried to secure work at a steelworks." Ir. Guthrie J ones described the statement as an absolute untruth. He did not charge the Chairman (Mr Morgan Williams), as he had only signed the state- ment of the tribunal officially. The Chairman invited Mr. Foulkes Jones, clerk to Dolgelley Rural Tribunal, to come forward to explain how those mis- leading statements were given currency to by the tribunal ? Mr. Foulkes Jones said he was instructed to includp, the obeervations made by mem- bers of the Tribunal, and they were signed bv the Chairman. Colonel Enthoven said they were state- ments made by the tribunal as evidence and were recorded. The Chairman—But yesterday and to- day the statements have been proved to be utterly wrong and misleading. The pro- cedure was manifestly unfair. In reply to Mr. Guthrie Jones, appellant said the question was not broached to him at the tribunal. The Chairman—Then it was most unfair. Exemption to September 30th was granted. Messrs Davies Bros., Barmouth, appealed for temporary exemption for a traction driver, John Williams, who was engaged-in hauling manganese for Government use. The application was supported by Mr. H. J. Wright, on behalf of the Crown Agent. Exemption was granted to June 6th. The case of Ellis Griffith, another driver, was remitted by consent to the loca} tribunal. The Military IRepresentative appealed against a two months exemption granted to Hugh Davies, Old Belle Vue, Barmouth, bathing machine proprietor. Davies said he was thirty-seven years of age and un- attested. He was under contract to pay a rent of £10() to the Urban Council for bathing rights, and they declined to re- lease him. He advertised the machines for sale, but unsuccessfully. Ho had heavy financial responsibilities. He claimed that his presence was necessary for the bathing season. He held the Royal Humane Society's medal for live saving. The Military Representative said appel- lant was one of five brothers, none of whom served. Their work was not of national importance. Even if he went his brother could do the work. Davies said his brother knew nothing of the business. ° Captain Hughes—I have often seen him there when going to bathe. Davies—I have never'seen you bathing yet. (Laughter). The decision of the local tribunal was confirmed and permission to appeal to the Central Tribunal refused. Howell Jones. Llanfachreth, unattested, appealed for exemption on the ground of being a widow s son. He also handed in a medical certificate given by Dr John Jones. The Chairman said the certificate was made out eighteen months ago and was now in- valid. The local tribunal advised the man to go to Wrexham for medical examination but he relied on the certificate produced. The Rev. D. O. Ellis sand the man was not a shirker, but was delicate. The Tribunal referred him to Wrexham for examination. The Tribunal extended the exemption of David Jones. Penybryn, Llanfathreth, for whom Mr. R. Guthrie Jones appeared, to September 6th. The Court then adjourned to Thursday (yesterday), at .Barmouth. and a summary of the proceedings will be published next week.
LLANDYSSUL. MOTOR PARTY'S ORDEAL. At Carmarthen on Thursday the Borough Coroner held an inquest on Evan Owen Griffiths (27), Green Hill, Tumble; Theophilus John (G1). Hendre Farnr, O.yn- derwen; and Thomas Reynolds (25), bryn Aeron, Tumble, who died at Carmarthen Infirmary following burns sustained in a motor accident at Nantgaredig on the previous Monday. Thomas Morgan Adams (17), Preswylfa, Tumble, a member of the motor party, said they started from Tumble on a trip to Uandyssul at 1.45 p.m. on Sunday, the car being in charge of Griffiths, one of the victims, who was the owner and an expert driver .The C'oroner: W7as it what we call a joy They arrived at Llandyssul at 4 p.m. and started on the return journey at 11 p.m. They pro- ceeded at a slow rate owing to a thick fog. The deceased men sat in front of the car, and the others at the back. "When near Nantgaredug the ear "toppled" over. All the occupants were underneath, but managed to get free with the exception of John, whom they afterwards succeeded in releasing. Then the car caught fire. The three men enveloped in flames ran to a pond 109 yards away and jumped in. Morris Lloyd Evans, Awel-y-Mynydd, Tumble, said that whilst John was under the car crying for help, Griffiths shouted out. For God's sake don't light a match." The electric tamps on the car went out after the impact, and it was very dark. He thought the fire might have been caused by the fag end of a cigarette. The Rev Isaac Davies lodging at Cwm Farm, Nantgaredig, said that shortly after four in the morning he heard shouts followed by a sort of explosion. He got up and saw three men running about en- veloped an flames. When he got down- stairs the deceased men were at the door, having come from the pond. They were fearfully burned. All the men were quite sober. P.C. D. Davies. Abergwili, said the car was burnt to a framework. Dr J. H. Timothy, Cothi Bridge, said the men were in excruciating pain, and he had to administer a sedative and inject morphia before dressing the injuries. He questioned them as to whether a match was struck, and they denied it. but Griffiths informed him that though he shouted to them not to strike a match one of them at that moment struck a light.. Dr Denzil D. Harris who saw the de- ceased men on their admission to the 10- firmary. said the men had no chance of recovery from the start, so extensive were the burns. i t „ The jury returned a verdict that death was due to shock as a result of the burns accidentally sustained, but there was not sufficient evidence to show how the fire was caused. They added a rider cabling on the County Council to build ajwall to protect the spot tliere being a juruction of two roads, which Dr Timothy described as a dangerous place.