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Iltr aitb oDn the Coast
Iltr aitb o\Dn the Coast. [Selected]. A OBSERVATIONS. Afil that is within the reach of many of us is power to make possible to others that which is impossible to us. The difference between a rogue and a fool is that the fool deceives himself and the rogue deceives other people. There are two sets of circumstances wfcich the wise do not grieve over, namely, these they cannot help and those they can help. The great task of life is to understand its laws and to obey them cheerfully. Death is certain. Do you think, then, that I am going to demean myself merely I to an event which is certain? A man who has fifty pounds which he I knows will not buy him anything that he wants, tTiinks that if he had fifty thousand pounds he cou!d buy something which he does not want that would add to his happi- ness. The good, the wise, and the true are persecuted, not because they are good, and wise, and true, but because they are impatient and convert the bad, the foolish, and the false into their masters who rule by virtue of their greater numbers. Men will give alri that money can buy for the possession of money, and throw life into the bargain. Then they would give all the money they possess for bare life and cannot purchase it. Graciousness is more highly esteemed than precious gifts and gentleness than desired possessions. A thousand apparently conflicting forces work together to produce a printed book. To one who knew only of the book the forces that produced it would be undis- coverable. There are thousands of things AS strange as books and we argue as to their origin about as learnedly as motes or earthworms or gnats might argue about the genesis of books. The beggar's zest is worth more than the rich man's repletion. EARNESTNESS. Nothing is more difficult to be quite sore about than a man's earnestnesss. His acts stand out and can be seen but the spirit behind them cannot be seen. We know whether a man is brave, or truthful, or generous, or eloquent, or false, or true, but whether he is earnest is beyond the skill of human penetration. Fear, or cupidity, or seffishness may give the appearances of earnestness. It must not be presumed that earnestness is in itself beneficial. It is possible to be earnest in wrong-doing. There have been many earnest persecutors, and there are earnest busybodies without end who are never so happy as when they are poking their obtrusive noses into other people's busi- nesses. The more earnest a man is in going down a wrong road the further he gets from the goat, and the more earnestly he pursues a wrong idea the further from the truth he lands himself. It is better to be in earnest even in wrong-doing than to trifle with action. The earnest man may find out his error, I and when he finds it out he will be as earnest in rectifying it as he was in per- petrating it, but the insincere man will do nothing notable whether he is on the right road or the wrong. The earnest worker is frequency wounded by being charged with unworthy aims and low motives, but he ought not to be troubled because of the misconception. Very few people really believe in earnestness, and in what is called good society earnestness is looked down upon as rather a crude sort of manifestation. Earnestness is not gen- erally liked, and when the earnest man is spoken of it is generally with a tendency to a sneer and a suspicion of contempt. Earnestness has taken men to crosses and scaffolds and stakes, but it has also built lip all that is best in human life, and all that is noblest in humtan endeavour and a £ l that is holiest in human relationships. FOR EVERMORE. Wave after wave breaks swishing on the shore-. Day in uay out always for evermore: ] Always for evermore the heaving sea— Day in day out the breaking waves and me Me, and the breaking waves whose swish and swish, Tell how I leng and long and wish and ■wish • TeH how I wish that this sad life was o'er And hearts and waves should break not evermore. NO MATTER THEN. 'Wide-reaching, sombre mountains, fold on fold, With still, deep-breasted valleys in between, 'Bare, rock-ribbed mountains, storm-swept, silent, cold. What are the secrets their recesses hold ? They utter no complaint, but wait and wait, While torrents rend their sides and lightnings smite, Sun-scorched, snow-clad, they dumbly take their fate, Dumb in brooding dark, dumb in glaring flight. 'To their grim heights, precipitously steep, Are wafted wishes, prayers, and pleading cries, Which then roll back into the valleys deep And are in faith received as God's replies. 3 crave their strength. I would like them be dumb And bear in unmoved silence what life brings. matter then that worst or best should come When worst or best no cry responsive wrings. The Coast. J.G.
ABERYSTWYTH Ladies Coif.—The winner in the ladies monthly competition played on Monday of last week was Misg Sheraton. Withdrawn.—Messrs. Price and Davies, auctioneers, offered for sale at the Lion Hotel on Thursday the house and shop known as the New Dairy, Terrace-road. The property was withdrawn at £910. Mr Emrys Williams was solicitor for the vendor. First Aid.—At the Great Western Rail- way divisional superintendent's office, Swansea members of the staff who had rendered efficient first aid treatment to injured persons were granted awards by the Company. The recipients included Mr Alfred Evans, railway carpenter, Mill- street, Aberystwyth, who was awarded a special certificate for efficient first aid on the occasion of the accident to Mr David Thomas, passenger guard, in December, 1914. Officer Wounded.—Lieut. Harofld Crofts Griffiths, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lane Griffiths, Newtown, has been wounded in the arm in France. While throwing biombe fcty means of la rifle, though the bomb landed safely in the enemy's trenches, the breach of the gun burst, and pieces of iron penetrated the officer's arm. One of those had to be searched for by X-rays. He is progress- ¥ig fcvouraibly. *LieJtJfc. Griffiths after being in Newtown County School, was a .student in Aberystwyth College. County Court.—There was no business of interest before his Honour Judge William Evans on Wednesday. V.T.C.—The following additional appoint, ments have been made:—Platoon sergt., Mr. W. Ellis; section commanders, Oun- [ci.lor Rhys Jones, Messrs. Elwy Jones, J. E. Coombes. J. Benbow; corporals, Messrs D. W. Teviotdaie, D. Sylvanus Edwards, G. T. Bassett, and J. Lewis Evans. National Eisteddford. — It will be learned with regret that the Right Hon. W. M. Hughes, the Welsh premier of Australia, has intimated that he cannot attend the National Eisteddfod at Aber- ystwyth in August because he intends re- turning home before August. Surgical Requisite^.—The Surgical Re-1 quisites Association desire to gratefully acknowledge the following:—Two friends from Presbyterian Church, J31; Mrs. Capt. Dough ton, 10s.; and Alexandra-road Infants Schoof, per Miss Samuel, 6s. Previously acKnowledged..£92 8s. lid. Obituary.—The death occurred on Tues day evening of Mrs. Jane Frances Bond" Llanhangel Geneu'rglyn, widow of Dr. Bond, Park End, Gloucester. The funeral takes place to-day (Friday) at Aberyst- wyth Cemetery, where her husband was buried fighteen years ago. The first.j>art of the burial service will be conducted at Llanfihangel Church. Deceased, who was seventy-one years of age, was a sister of Alderman E. P. Wynne. She is survived by six sons and two daughtars. Obituary.—The death took place on Tuesday morning of Mr. T. o. Jones, a well-known and old-established Carnarvon ironmonger. He was a native of Den- bighshire, but had resided at Carnarvon the best part of his life. He was one of the founders of the English Presbyterian Church in the town and one of its prom- inent officers. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Miss Gwen Jones, an accom- plished singer, who was stricken down with illness on the threshold of a promising career and is still bedndd-en. Deceased was a brother of Mr. Edwin Jones Caer- gog-terrace, formerly of Llandinam and of the Academy, Towyn. Lone Pine Hero.—An interesting visitor to the town is a fine-looking Australian soldier, by name Arthur Patterson and by trade a printer, who took part in the strenuous struggle against the Turks at Lone Pine Hill, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Both his legs were shot during the fighting there, and he was left for thirty hours and a half in the open. Directly he came under medical treatment it was found necessary to amputate one of his legs and he has now an artificial substitute. He has sufficiently recovered to be able to walk well and on Sunday succeeded in walking up and down the steps at the Devil's Bridge falls. He has relatives in South Wales, but will return to Sydney next month. Entertainment.—The Band of Hope children of Bethej Chapel gave a success- ful entertainment on Thursday evening, the Rev. Joseph Eldwards, pastor, pre- ding. An enjoyable programme which had been arrange by Mrs Dr. Morgan and Mrs Richard Jones, Highlands, consisted of pianoforte solo by Victoria Jones; songs. Eluned Lewis Phyllis Rees; recitations, L. Jarman, Gwladys Davies, K Roberts. Glyn Roberts, Rhianon Morgan Annie Jenkins. Jack Jarman, Cyril Thomas, Gwyneth Hughes, Mary Blodwen Jones, Lily Olive Davies. Meriona Hughes, Lizzie Davies, Dilys Evans, Gwladys Jenkins, Daisy James, Dilys W. Jones, Gwenlli Saer, Peggy Thomas, Maggie Davies; duetts, Maggie and Lizzie Davies, Lilian Thomas and Eluned Lewis, Irwen Rees and Eunice Humphreys, Penillion singing. Dilys Wynne Jones. Folk songs and choruses were also sung. Deserted Husband.—At the weekly sessions, on Wednesday, before John Evans, Esq., mayor, and Captain T. Doughton an application was made by Elizabeth Shortman, now an inmate of the Workhouse, to vary the maintenance order made in January, 1012, on her husband, Thomas. Edward Shortman, 37, Crowmere-road, Cherry Orchard, Shrews- bury. from 10s. to 15s. a week. When in Aberystwyth be was a porter at the Rail- way Station, earning 15s. a week; but he now works as a baker at Shrewsbury, his native place, earning 32s. a week. A letter was read from Mr. Meyric Huehes, solicitor, Shrewsbury, on the husband's behalf, stating that he contributed 14s. a week to maintain his parents and had 5s. only for incidental expenses.—Mr. William Lloyd, workhouse master, said it was outrageous that the ratepayers should have to maintain an able-bodied wife and foer four children while iher ahbodicd husband waa in employment. The average cost of maintaining the inmates was 8s each. The Bench decided to vary the order from 14s. to 15s. Obituary.—The death took place on Sat- urday of Stanley Peter Jones, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones 8, Glanrafon-terrace, Trefechan, after a long illness. His remains were interred at the Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs Thomas Jones, father and mother; Miss Katie Jones, sister Mr.' Hugh JLmvards, Car- narvon, Uncle; ï's. Jones, Arfon High- street and the Misses Eleanor and Maggie Wright, Portland-road. Wreaths were sent by Mrs Evan Davies, Vulcan-street; Mrs Phoebe Hughes Vulcan-street; Tany- cae Sunday School; Salmon and Frank Light, Terminus Hotel; from friends at Tanycae and Trefechan; Willie and Bertie Lloyd, Vulcan-court; Mrs. Christopher, Mary and Jackie Pugh, Glanrafon-terrace; Ceinwen and Cassie James, Glanrafon-terrace. from his little friend, Lfewefyn P. Wright, 23, Portland-road; and a basket of flowers from Rose Hermitage, 18, Portland-road. Deep sympathy has been extended to Mr. and Mrs. Jones in their bereavement and also to the two brothers who were unable to be present. The elder brother is on one of H.M mine sweepers, and the other with the Cardigan Battery in Egypt. Mr. Morris, Church Army, officiated at the house and the R'2v. Dr. Jones Powell at the Cemetery.
Platelayer's Suicide. FOUND ON MAIN LINE. An inquest was held on Wednesday own- ing, at the Corporation Offices, by John Evans, Esq., coroner, into the death of Thomas Jones, Nantcaerio Fach, Vaenor Upper who was employed as platelayer on the Vale of Rheidol Railway and was found on the previous -evening. Evidence of identification was given by Evan Jones, Nantcaeriofach, father of the deceased, who was forty-five years of age. He last saw his son alive on Tuesday morn- ing, leaving the house as usual to go to his work. Deceased had been in good health for the past three or four years, but in years gone by had suffered from pains in his head. Witness added that he did not know that anything troubled him. There was nothing to cause him anxiety, unless \¡a was thinking of his two sons who had joined the army. Both sons were in this country—one at (Bedford and the other at Caterham—and deceased might have been worrying that they would not return. Deceased was in all ways a desirable son and regular in his habits. Witness added that it was a hard day for him, as he never thought he would survive his son and had hoped to have him to look after him at the end. The C'oroner- We all sympathise with you in your sorrow. Richard Evans, foreman platelayer, Padarn-terrace, Llanbadarn, who was working with deceased on the line all day said deceased left him at 4-30 when opposite the Gas Works. Not knowing where he had gone. witness went to look for him in half an hour's time. as it was approaching time to cease work. Witness found him on the Cambrian Railway, about 250 yards nearer Aberystwyth. He was then alive and Richard Jones was with him. Witness had noticed nothing un- usual about deceased that day: but he was far quieter during the past two days than he usually was. Richard Jones, 2, Prospect-place, Llan- badarn, said he was employed as platelayer on the Cambrian Railways, in charge of the first three miles from Aberystwyth. He was returning along the line from Aberystwyth about five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon when he heard moaning on the right-hand side of the line and found deceased lying face downward. Deceased did not answer him, but kept on moaning. There was a knife in his hand. His throat was cut and he was nearly dying then. Witness called for the assistance of two Corporation workmen and sent for the police and a doctor. Death had occurred before the doctor's arrival. P.S. Thomas Davies gave evidence and produced the penknife, which was covered with blood. The body was removed to the mortuary. ► A verdict of Suicide whilst of unsound mind" was returned Mr. T. K. Vaugnan stationmaster, was present representing the Cambrian Rail- ways, ana expressed sympathy with the iamily.
The MC Musical Festival
The M.C. Musical Festival. SUCCESSFUL ABERYSTWYTH MEETING. The annual musical festival of the Cjjivinistic Methodists was held at Taber- nacle Chapel on Wednesday afternoon and evening and, in spite of many depressing circumstances, proved an unqualified success] It wag feared that the removal of so many young men would have re- sulted in a lack of balance in the male as compared with the female voices, but the fears proved unfounded as the older men, some of whom had retired from the arena for years, stepped into the breach, and those of less mature years who still remain at home made greater efforts to attend, with the resu7,t that the balance was well sustained. The appointed con- ductor was the late Professor David Jenkins. Mr. J. T. Rees, Penygarn. made an admirable substitute and impressed all with his earnestness, thoroughness, and conscientiousness. The President at the afternoon meeting was Mr. W. R. Jones and at the evening meeting the Rev. W. G. Harris, Llanbadarn. Mr. J. C. MoLean, F.R.C.O., carried out the duties of organist as usrull to general satisfac- tion. The musical examiner was Mr. John Benjamin, A.C., who congratulated the district on the large number of can- didates who presented themselves for ex- amination and the large percentage of passes. Seventy-nine out of ninety-eight who presented themselves passed. The high leva; attained by the candidates spoke eloquently of the consistent labours put forth by those responsible for the work in the churches. Mr. Benjamin explained that in the case of the aspirants from Shiloh he had induced Mr. John George i lloyd, A.T.S.C., to examine them in order to obviate any suspicion of partiality on his jjart. He had been responsible for the examination of the children from the other churches. Mr. Benjamin urged the churches to persist in their efforts in the musical education of the children, who would later oni be grateful for the facilities afforded them. The following is a list of the successful candidates in the various grades:— Tabernacle.—Junior certificates: John David Lewis, Eirene Rees, Kathleen Hughes, Maggie J. Rees, and Idwal Enos (staff), and elementary, Gweno Jones. Salem.—Junior: Elena Morgan; elem- entary, Irene Ellis and Richard Lewis Fdix; intermediate, Annie Owen. Pantycrug.—Junior: John Evans. Thos. A. Wright, Rosina Evans Megan Devona AVright, Elsa E. Richards. Annie EVans; elementary, Elsa Evena Richards; inter- mediate, Thomas Edward Daniel. Saron.—Junior: Jennie Jenkins, Willie Jenkins, Griffith Hughes, and Cyril Wil- liams; elementary, Emrys Williams, Jenni Williams. Katie Laura Davies, Gwendolen Jenkins, Thomas Rees Davies, William Jonathan, Gwyn Harries, and Lizzie M. Hughes; intermediate, Lilian Jones, Getta Jenkins, Bronwen Jenkins, Blod- wen WiEiams, Thomas Caradog Evans, and John Jenkins. Shiloh.—Junior Evan John Roderick, Dilys Whittington, Nancy Charman, Jennie Daniel, Gwladys Morgan, Betty Morgan, Llewelyn Thomas Jones, Dewi Rhys Owen, Margaret EIuned Benjamin, Gwyneth Jenkins, Madge Richards, Mabel Owen, Willie Bonner, Glenys Bonsall, Bessy Bonsall, Emrys Bonsall, David Idwal Bonsall, and Willie John Roberts; elem- entary, David Idwal Edwards, Evan John Roderick, Euronwy Owen, Eluned Ben- jamin, Dril,ys Owen, Sarah Jane Morgan, Mary Kendall. Amelia Jane Bonner, Gwyneth Jenkins, Mabel Owen, and F11U\nefl \LewSe; intermed&afte, Bertie Moore, John Timothy Daniel, and Ethel Vaughan; first grade. David William Daniel, Bertie Moore, Mary Dorothy Bonner, Ethel Mary Vaughan, Mary Anne Jones, Rose Bronwen Jones, John Timothv Daniel, Bluned Lewis. Elizabeth Jones. Dilys Mary Tibbott, and Ethel Davies. Among the pieces that were sung at the afternoon meeting was "The Lord's Prayer" by „ Dr. Parry, a de- votional piece of music. The tune to the words" 0 Llefara Addfwyn Iesu, does not seem quite suitable to the spirit of the appealing words. Mr Tom Kemps music wedded to the Rev. T. Levi's words "Addfwyn Iesu" was a favourite with the children especially Dr. Parry's "Yr Udgorn a Gan" was sung with fine effect, as was also Handells immortal chorus from the Messiah" "And the glory of the Lord." The meeting terminated by the singing of "Wel f'eniad dos ymlaen" to the tune "Diademata." At the evening meeting the chapel was crowded to the doors, the choristers being accommodated in the galleries. The Rev.'Lewis Williams, M.A., B.Sc., opened with prayer. The President in a brief address, said that the history of sacred music was an engrossing one. It was believed that the trained choir in the Temple in Jerusalem numbered about 4,000 voices who probaMiy sang psalms and chants, as was referred to by St. Paul ill the Epistles. Since the early Apostolic Church sacred music passed through many vicissitudes and forms. In Wales great strides had been made during the past half century and festivals of that kind had a marked effect on the perfection of con- gregational singing. The tune "Revel" on the words "Wele Cawsom y Messiah" was sung with a swing that was refreshing as also was "Leitchford" to "Agorwyd Teml yr Arglwydd yn y Nef." The last verse es- pecially was sung with thrilling effect. The chant, "0 Deuwch i'r Dyfroedd" was also creditably sung. Mr. John Wii- liams, "Llew Ebbwy," the oomposer of the spirited tune, "Cariad Crist," who was present, was prevailed on to conduct the singing of his own composition and appeared to be highly pleased with the response to his baton. He explained that he composed the piece for a Sunday School festival about two years ago; but had never conducted it in similar conditions until that evening. "Beth yw'r udgorn glywau'n Seinio," to "Elizeus," an old tune that had a great vogue during the '59 Revival, was sung by special request and proved most acceptable, giving the various voices free scope to show their quality. Llan-gan. to "Henffych Iesu'r Duw Trgawyddol," was also a popular piece. The President cabled' the attention of all music lovers to the national festival to be inaugurated in connection with the National Eisteddfod on August 18th and exhorted aill to unite in making it a phenomenal success. He also made feel- ing reference to the loss caused by the death of Professor David Jenkins, in whose memory the anthem "Y cyfiawn a drig yn y Nef" was feelingly sung. The festival was brought to a dIoSe by the singing of Pa Ie pa fodd Dechreuaf," to Professor Jenkins's "Penlan." It was a fitting close to a most successful gymanfa.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG. Cyfarfod Mfsot.—The West Merioneth C.M. Monthly Meeting was held otn Mon- day at Maentwrog Uchaf, Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts, J.P., Friog, presiding. The officers were questioned by the Rev. D. F. Roberts. A discussion on church dis- cipline was introduced by the Rev Thomas Hughes, Festiniog, othr speakers being the Revs E. E. Jones. Levi Jones, and J. Lewiis, Aberdpvey, and Mr. G. (d. Davies C.C., Blaenau Festiniog. It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Llan- fair.—A resolution recommended from Dyffryn to urge the Government to abolish the sale of intoxicants in all military camps, home and abroad and in munition areas, was adopted.—Mr. R. C. Evans, Dolgellev, was appointed to represent the Cyfarfod Misol at a conference in Shrews- bury with reference to health insurance. Personal.—The slight improvement which took place last week in the condition of Mr. G. H. Ellis, of Pen-y-mount, who has been seriouslyfill for some weeks, has been maintained.
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Captured German Gun
Captured German Gun. PRESENTATION TO LANCE-CORPORAL THOMAS, D.G.M. On Monday afternoon a large crowd of town and country people assembled in North-parade to witness the reception of a captured German gun by the Mayor and Corporation and the presentation to Lance- corporal Joseph Thomas, Llanbadarn, of the 2nd Battalion Royai Scots, who won the D.C.M. at the battle of Hooge on September 28th. The Mayor (Alderman John Evans) was present in his robes of office, and was supported by Aldermen C. M Williams T. J. Samuel, and Edwin Morris (ex-mayor). Councillors Captain Doughton, J. Barclay Jenkins, David Davies, Dr. Harries, T. J. Morrison, Rufus Williams, D. J. Williams, Mr. A. J. Hughes, town clerk; anti Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor There were also present Major Mathias, county recruiting officer; Commandant Greer, Frongog; Sergeant-major Fear, and Mr E. Williams, chief constable. The gun was escorted from the Station to North-parade by the Aberystwyth Volun- LANCE-CORPORAL J. THOMAS, teers under the command of Commandant Greer and the troop of Boy Scouts, under
I WRTH EDRYCH AR Y CWN AR YR HEOL
CAPTURED GERMAN GUN AT ABERYSTWYTH. ABERYSTWYTH STATION STAFF. I WRTH EDRYCH AR Y CWN AR YR HEOL. Wel, wel, yr hen wn, Ti deimli mi wn Dy fod hcddyw ar heol yn Nghymru, C-es't "awer o flas, Yr hen adyn diras, Ar boeni a maeddi^ein cewri. Ti leddaist, do. lu I O'n dewrion a fu Yn sefyll dross ryddid a rhinwedd; Ond, 'nawr mai dy safn Yn ddiogdil mewn haf'n Nas Dlenwir hi mwy a chelanedd. D. teh command of G. J. Jones. The Mayor announced that the Gun was captured by the Welsh Guards at Hill 70. Major Mathias, addressing the Mayor and councillors, said-Mr. Mayor and Corpora- tion, It gives me much pleasure, on behalf of the military authorities, in handing; to your safe keeping for a short period this captured German gun. (Cheers). I am sorry that it is impossible at present to have it permanently stationed here. I trust later that the War Office will be so satisfied with the number of recruits which I Aberystwyth and the neighbourhood have sent to join the colours that with a little persuasion we shall have one here perman- ently. I sincerely hope also at the end of this war that the townspeople of Aber- ystwyth will see that a suitable monument is erected in the town to commemorate the loss of the many brave fellows of this town and neighbourhood who have lost their lives in this great war, so that the com- ing generation will see what their ancestors did to keep their liberty. (Hear, hear). The Mayor, accepting the custody of the gun. said—Major Mathias, on behalf of myself and the Cbuncil and inhabitants of this borough, I have great pleasure in accepting this gun for exhibition and desire 1 to thank you for the part you have taken in bringing it here; and. through you, to tender our cordial thanks to the military authorities for selecting Aberystwyth as one of the places at which the gun is to remain for a while. We are all highly j gratified and trust that before the war is over a sufficient number of German guns will be captured by our army to enable thq* authorities to place a few permanently in, this town. (Cheers). Lance-corporal Thomas then steppe forward; and Sergt.-major Fear, address- ing the Mayor said—Mav it please you# Worship. I have much pleasure in bring- ing to vour notice Lance-corporal Joseph Thomas. The 2nd iBattalion, Royal Scotsy of which Lance-corporal J. Thomas is a member, took part in the battle of Hoogo on September 25th. The Battalion was ordered to charge and, if possible, captu the German trenches in front of them. Lance-corporal Thomas, with his party of bombers advanced to the communication trench between the British and German lines from where they bombed the enemy and held their position for thirteen and half hours, being all that time under a fierce shell fire. During this time they were also subjected to three separate attacks from German bombers; but they did not yield an inch of ground. (Qieers). The result of this was to enable their Battalion to capture three lines of German trenches. Again, on September 30th, he led his party in a bombing attack on the German trenches, some of which they cap- tured and afterwards successfully held against counter attacks by the enemy. These brave and daring deeds were brought to the. notice of his superior officers, with the result that he was awarded the; Dis- tinguished Conduct Medal. Lance-corporal Thomas is the first Aberystwyth man to win such a distinction during the present war, and we, his fellow-townsmen, feel very proud of him. (Applause) The Mayor (addressing Lance-corporal Thomas) said they were all proud when they read the announcement in the papers that the D.C.M. had been awarded to one of their own boys. They were glad to have him with them that day and to have that apportunity of pub- licly congratulating him and of thanking him for the great service rendered by him to his King and country at a moment of great crisis. (Cheers). On behalf of subscribers, the Mayor then pre. sented L lnce-corporaj Thomas with a clock as well as a purse containing ten sover- eigns. His Worship himself presented Corporal Thomas with 200 cigarettes. Lance Corporal Thomas thanked the Mayor and subscribers for their generous presents to him and "said that when he returned to the front he should again do his duty and hoped to come home again with more decorations. (Applause). The proceedings ended w ith the singing of "God 8ave the King." The total amount collected by R.S.M. Fear. Councillor J. D. Williams, and Mr Evans, Bookstall. was £14 12s. of which £4 12s.; was expended in the purchase of a. clock and the balance of £10 was pre- sented in gold to Lance-corporal Thomas in the purse.
CRICCIETH. Promotion. -Lieut,. John Evans Jones, son of Mrs. Jones, Arfor Villa. C'riccieth, and nephew, of Dr. Evans, J.P., Blaenau Festiniog, has been gazetted captain in the Royal Engineers, Mining Section. Captain Jones was for yeafs under-ma- ager of one of the largest gold mines in South Africa-the Village Deep Mine, Johannesburg.. He came over last autumn to take up a commission as lieu- tenant. He was in the trenches for some months and has recently been invalided home.
Appeals Before the County Tribunal
Appeals Before the County Tribunal. SITTING AT ABERYSTWYTH The Appeal Tribunal for Cardiganshire sat yesterday (Thursday) at the Town Hall, Aberystwyth, the members present being Mr. John Jones, Ckvmere, chairman; Sir Laurence Jenkins, the Kev. John Wil- liams, Cardigan; Mesrs 1> C. Roberts, H. M. Vaughan, R. S. Rowland, R. R. Nancarrow, Joseph Evans, E. Lima Jones, Evan Evans, clerk: Major J. R. Williams military representative; and Air. J. H. Davies. representing the Board of Agri- culture. There were thirty appeals all from Aberystwyth rural district, none of which were made by the military. The first heard was that of Joseph Henry Edwards, wool spinner, Llys Dewi, Talybont. It was stated that two brothers were serving. Appellant was the main support of the father who had been an invalid for nine years. The father said he had 7S 6d, separation allowance in res- pect of one soldier son. The mother and sister were also partly invalids. Appel- lant did not appear because he could not spare a day from his work. The appeal was dismissed and the decision of the local tribunal confirmed. The mother appealed on behalf crf Wil- liam Joseph Evans, clerk, New Shop, Llanafan. fr. A. J. Hughes represented the appellant who said she was a widow and had four sons one in Africa, one in business in London one in the army, and one at home. Two daughters were nurses in South Africa. The son at home managed the shop and post office. He had been subject to chronic catarrh for years. Replying to the Military Representative, the mother said the son-in-law and daughter in the same village could not help the business as they had their own business to attend to. Major J. R. Williams said that under the new regulations with regard to certi- fied occupations the man must go as he was under forty-one. Further questioned, the mother said she could not carry on the business without the son. He had never been from home and had continued his father's work. It was an extensive business, but not sufficient to employ another man. The appeal was dismissed and the decision of the local tribunal confirmed. Mr. William Davies (of Messrs. Smith, Davies, and Evans), supported the appeal of John Evans, Wernddu Cottage, Capel Sion, employed as an under gardener at Nanteos, and also a small holder. He had nobody at home with him, his sisters having left anu his parents having died. It would not be easy tor him to sub-let his -e I cottage and holding. His employer wanted him, but did not. appeal on his behalf. Edward Parry, head gardener at Nanteos, was present to support the appeal; but the Tribunal rilled that he couid not be heard as the employer did not appeal. The appeal was dismissed. Humphrey Jones, carpenter, Penycae, Talybont, in support of his appeal stated that if compelled to go the home would be broken up. He had left his profession to help his invalid mother on the small hold- ing. Replying to the Military Represent- ative, he said another son, a collier, helped his mother, who was also a. pen- sioner. The appeal was dismissed. Mr. W. P. Owen supported the appeal of Thomas Jenkins, caretaker and gar- dener, Sunnyside, Penrhyncoch, who said he had left his trade of mason to help his parents at home owing to their illhealth. A younger brother at home had been ex- empted until May 1st and was willing to go if appellant was exempted. Major J. R. Williams—We want both. Mr. Owen-That is for the tribunal to decide. During further remarks, Mr. W. P. Owen told Major Williams "not to make an ass of himself." Major Williams (warmly)-As a rule I have had considerable experience of courts of law and I have never yet been addressed in that fashion. I shall know in future who I have to deal with. Mr. Owen—Don't excite yourself. We are able to look after ourselves without any importations from Llandilo or else- where. Major Williams asked Mr. Owen to withdraw or he would not appear in the same caSe as Mr. Owen. Mr. D. C. Roberts-Do let us proceed with the business and do without the lawyers. Mr. Owen said he was willing to with- draw the remark if the Tribunal thought he ought to do so. The Chairman—I hope you are not going to start this friction. We are the rulers here. Mr. Owen theithdrew the remark and said he was sportsman enough to do so voluntarily. The case was adjourned until Friday to make arrangements for the younger son to join forthwith. Mr. William Davies supported the appeal of John Jones, farm labourer, Tan- gaer, Llangwyryfon, for whom evidence was given by Richard Phillips, Argoed. his employer. Mr. Loxdale being the land- lord did not sit on the case. The Military Representative said appeallant had been medically examined and found to be fit. The appeal was dismissed and the de- cision of the local tribunal confirmed. Mr. A. J. Hughes supported the appeal of David John Jones, builder's labourer, Tanycoed, Llanafan, who stated that if he had not left his former occupation in South Wales to help his mother he would now be "starred" and earning C2 a week. whereas he now earned 18s. Conditional exemption was granted. Mr. Hughes also supported the appeal of William Morgan, grocer's manager, Bryngwyn, Clwmsymlog. Mrs. Smith, the employer, said he was the onfy servant and he had two brothers in the army. Her husband was an invalid and she had failed to find an ineligible substitute for the appellant. The appeall was dismissed and the de- cision of the local tribunal confirmed. In the case of John James, shepherd, Nantymoch, Mr. A. J. Hughes announced that he had agreed with the Military Representative for the postponement unti! August 1st. The appeal of Morgan Evans, farm lab- ourer, Maesgwyn Hrfil, Llaniarian, was supported by John Jones, egg merchant. The appeal was dismissed and the decision of the local tribunal was confirmed. John Morris Rees. Halfway Inn, Tre'r- ddol, appealed on the ground that he was the sdle support of a widowed mother and sister. Mr. A. J. Hughes supported the appeal and said Rees was no shirker. All he asked was reasonable time to make arrangements at the end of the harvest. The appeal was dismissed and the de- cision of the local tribunal was confirmed. Mr. William Davies supported the ap- peal of John Lewis Stephens, master mason, Brynheulwen, Blaenpilwyf, who produced a petition signed by farmers in the neighbourhood. He had charge of the local cemetery. An appeal was also made by his brother, i Edward Stephens, master carpenter, on whose behalf a petition was a
PORTMADOC. Dearth of Male Teachers.—The Man- agers of Chapel-street School applied to the Couny Education Committee for a cer- tificated male teacher to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. J. E. Williams, B.A., the only male teacher on the staff, who has accepted a post in a Manchester secondary school; but at a meeting on Monday, the Vicar presiding, a letter was read from the County Com- mittee stating that they were advertising for a male or female assistant owing to the dearth of male teachers consequent on enlistments. PromoUon. Piri v ate Wijlianl Bowden, Penniorfa. who fought in Gallipoli and is now in Egypt, has been promted to be lance-corporal. Wounded.—News has been received that ^Private O. Thomas Pierce, son of Mr. Thomas Pierce, Tanrhiw, Garn, has been wounded in action in France. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, Tuesday night, April llth.Present: Mr. J. Owain Hughes, chairman, presiding; Mr. Evan Wil/iiams, vice-chairman; Messrs. Rich- ard Newell, W. Morris Jones, Ellis Griffith, George E. Roberts, Llew Davies, D. O. M. Roberts, and R. M. Buckingham; J/ohn Jones, clerk; J. McMillan, assistant clerk; Morgan Thomas, surveyor and sanitary in- spector; Humphrey Jones, gas manager. By Hand or Post. Mr. D. O. M. Roberts said the postage on the typewritten copies of minutes sent to members of the Council amounted to £ 2 or £3 per annum and, as saving was a national necessity to-day and a small economy might lead to bigger economies, he proposed that in future the minutes of the Council should be delivered by hand to members by the foreman of the Council. The Clerk said it would take the Fore- man threequatfters of a djiy (to do the work and he would have to prove delivery. Mr. W. Morris Jones-The work coiilld be done in quarter of a day. I second the proposition. We seem very reluctant to economise in this Council on any item. Mr. Newell—Question. I move that we leave things as they are. He humorously added that he did not quite understand the new move seeing tht there was no election at hand. Mr. W. Morris Jones aughingly)-You will hear about it some day. Mr. Newell—I daresay. He added that it would be false economy to employ the Foreman of the Oounctf to do the work proposed, for the Foreman as such had highly important duties. Mr. Ellis Griffith seconded the amend- ment, remarking tJJ\tt the Foreman was getting 5s. 4d. a day and that it was not right to take him away from the super- vision of the Council's workmen for three- quarters of a. day. Postage only cost 3s. a meeting. Mr. Roberts's proposition was sup- ported by the proposer and seconder only. but it was agreed, on the suggestion of the vice-Chairman, to send the minutes in future by letter post which woiid re- duce the cost to half. Returning Thanks. The Chairman thanked the Council for the way they had supported him in the chair during the past two years. Mr. Newell moved a vote of thinks to the Chairman for his excellent services in the chair, which was seconded by Mr. W. Morris Jones and unanimously agreed to. A similar compfiment was paid to the v^ce-Chairman. on the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Newell, and the Council rose after sitting an hour and a half.
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