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J. JONES & SON, up-to-date Ladies and Gentlemen's Tailors, Smart selection of materials in the Latest Shades and patterns for Spring and Summor wear. Ladies' Costumes a Speciality. All work done on the premises under per- sonal <■ ipervision. Note -(I-dress:- 'Greenfield Buildings, I LLANELLY. Phone 277.
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NOTES OF THE DAY
NOTES OF THE DAY. From our London Correspondent. THE OLD REGIME TOTTERINC. "T AISSEZ-FAIRE," the individual- -*— i-stic regime which has goverened British industry for several generations, is visibly tottering. This week the old system has had a succession of heavy blows. First of all came Sir Eric Geddes with his astounding revelation of the wastefulness and inefficiency of our transport arrangements. Then came the report of the Coal Commission with its damning indictment of the management of the coal-mining industry. Finally the confession of Mr. Bonar Law that the present methods in governing mining stand utterly condemned. People who had never given the subject much thought have recently been converted in thousands to the idea of nationalized rail- ways. A similar though slower process of conversion is at work in connection with mines. NATIONAL RAILWAYS. [ A monopoly service like railways, af- fecting the life of the whole nation at a thousand points, ought never to have been at the mercy and caprice of private interests working for profit. There is .as strong a case for national railways as for a national post-office. The Govern- ment has not definitely said that our railways are to be nationalized, but the new Ways and Communications Bill un- doubtedly points in that direction: in fact State railways are its logical I corollary. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN COAL. I WITH regard to the coal-mines the situation is different. The miners demand nationalization, but the Govern- ment ask for time to consider the sub- ject, and undertake to have a report ready by May. This is a reasonable offer and it is to be hoped that tho miners will accept it. Coal is such a vital com- modity to an industrial country that its • ownership by the State is from that very fact highly desirable. It used to be thought, however, owing to the commer- cial risks and fluctuations of coal-mining, that individual enterprise and skill were absolutely necessary to its development. This may have been so, and plausible Arguments can certainly be adduced in support of individualism as applied to coal-mining with all its hazards and un- certainties. But the revelations made during the Coal Commission's enquiries have proved that private enterprise in "QOal has been wasteful, unscientific, and callously indifferent to the human fac- tor. "STANDS CONDEMNED." ) IN the words of Mr. Justice Sankey, — the present system of managing the coal-mines "stands condemned." It has been on its trial in the past few weeks before the bar of public opinion, and there can be no doubt what the public's verdict would be, if it had an opportuni- ty of expressing its voice. The tendencies working for State ownership of coal are strong and persistent. They will be strengthened by the vast project for the building of great electric power stations in the neighbourhood of the mines for -the generation of electric energy to be supplied to railways irid industries all over the land. The power stations are to be State-owned: the country would never tolerate the invasion of this Tiew territory by the cupidity of private capi- 'tal. These projected State-power stations provide a new argument for State-owned coal mines. A CO-OPERATIVE COM WON WEALTH. Thus the signs multiply that we ° arc moviag in this country ia the direc- tion of the co-operative commonwealth. Unrestricted competition has had its ,day. "Every man for himself, God for us all, and the devil take the hindmost" —that old familiar barbarous maxim is thoroughly discredited. In a word "laissez-faire" is a doomed system. In :its hey-day it did some good, but also much harm. The hideousness of our in- dustrial districts, their endless rows of mean streets, the a bsence from them of beauty and amenity and the lack of re- verence for human life:—these are part of the horrible legacy that individualism has bequeathed to us. A new day is now- dawning the whole outlook is different; values have changed; and we are learn- ing at long last the truth of Ruskin's fine saying: "The only true wealth is1 life." i
LLANELLY and DISTRICT BOOT JLt MAKERS and REPAIRERS ASSOCIATION. ￼ SL:a?' 'ID 'd r;ta SSUilS From MAROII 3rd— f/ioiw wcnucSDAY THURSDAY, 7 p.m.^ FRIDAY al.d 3AUDr. 8 P.M. TUESDAY, (iiaU-day), t p.m.
I Shopping Hours
I Shopping Hours. I DECISION OF THE CHAMBER OF TRADE. A meeting of the Chamber of Trade was held on Wednesday to consider the hours of closing. The present arrange- ment, made last November, expires witn the inauguration of summer time at the end of the present month, and unless other arrangements were made, the hours observed previous to November last, would be reverted to. There was a large and representative meeting of tradesmen present, presided over by Mr. J. J. Pryce, and a resolution was moved by Mr J. H. James. that the present hours be retained. A discussion took place, and there was general agree- j ment that the earlier hours had been justified, and that the public now recop- j nized the fact that earlier closing had r come to stay, and had readily and sym- pathetically adapted themselves to the I new conditions. j The resolution was put to the meeting, j and carried unanimously, and also a j further resolution moved by Mr. Olive, that application be made to the Town Council for a new Closing Order on the present basis, the arrangements to be left to the Council of the Chamber of Trade. --——— i
OBITUARY j At
OBITUARY j A. t MR. GEORGE WADDELL. i The death occurred at his Edinburgh residency on Wednesday of Mr. George i Waddell, principal proprietor in the firm of John Waddell and Son, who own the J Great Mountain Collieries, Tumble, and are also owners and managers of the Mynydd Mawr Railway. The deceased gentleman was 64 yeans of age, and had not been in good health for some time. The end, however, came quite suddenly. Mr. Waddell came prominently before 1 the public in connection with the building of the North Dock by the Harbour Com- j missioners Owing to the failure of the local authority to serve "notice to treat" j upon Messrs. Waddell, protracted, and ] to the ratepayers of Llanelly, costly liti- j gation followed. Tfte matters then raised are still before the harbour authorities in what is known as the Mynydd Mawr dis- I pute. Not long before his death, the late Sir Stafford Howard approached Messrs. Waddell with the view of arriving at an amicable settlement. He was so far sue- j cessful that a draft agreement was drawn up, and but for the war, this would have j been carried out. The late Mr. Waddell was a keen business man, tenacious of what he re- j gearded as his rights, and a foimidable j fighter in arbitration and law courts. Beneath a somewhat rough cxteripr. I)P-tl concealed a kindly heart and generous j disposition to help every good cause.
Spiritualism • ■ A Free LECTURE on "EVIL SPIRITS SEEKING FELLOW- SHIP WITH HUMANITY" Will be delivered at THE OLD TOWN HALL. TO-MORROW, SUNDAY, March 23rd At 7.45 p.m. Lecturer: Mr W. Johnson, Cardiff Seats free. No Coltection. NATIONS CUSTARD POWDERS M a laiiiuMi—Ml lMi\t Hi' <~i mill
I INFANT WELFARE AT NEW DOCK j
I INFANT WELFARE AT NEW DOCK. By kind permission of the pastor and deacons of Trinity Chapel, the infant Welfare meetings on Wednesday will be held at Trinity Schoolroom, at 3-5 p.m. All the mothers in that district are kmu- ly asked to attend.
FIVE DEATHS FROM INFLUENZA
FIVE DEATHS FROM INFLUENZA. At the meeting of the Board of Guard- ians on Thursday, the House Committee reported that owing to the epidemic of i-ifluenza, temporary assistance had to be engaged. Lady Howard explained that there were twelve -cases ot influenza, 'd avt deaths. Tender the orders of the medical officer, the workhouse was now isolated.
Boating Fatality I Boating Fatality
| Boating Fatality I Boating. Fatality I I SAD END OF LLANELLY MEN. I The body of John Davey Jones, New Dock street, who along with Fred Carter, a local fisherman, had been missing since j .Mmday morning, when they went out to the Carmarthen Bay in a motor boat be j 'i?ing to the latter to trawl for a few hours, was washed ashore at Llangennith. I' It was in a nude state, the deceased having divested himself of his clothes, leaving only his boots and stockings on. The body had been badly mutilated pre- sumably through having been dashed j against the rocks. It is believed that the littio craft got into difficulties and that the deceased, who was a good swimmer ) and a well known yachtsman, attempted t" swim ashore. He was a foreman in d. yard of Messrs. Benjamin Howell and Cí.J., timber merchants, and his mortal remains are to be interred at Llanelly this (Saturday) afternoon. No trace has yet been found of Carter, who it is feared has mot with a similar fate.
Board of Guardians Election 1919
Board of Guardians Election, 1919. ■» h To the Electors of Ward 2. I Ladies and Gentlemen, May I offer myself to you for ré- election as your representative on the, Board of Guardians. lu the local papers, you may possibly I Lave followed the record of my work uuring the past years, first as Guardian from November, 1913, and since May, I 11)17, as Chairman of the House Com- mittee. It has been my constant effort ¡ ;o try to brighten the lives of those who I through poverty, illness and misfortune, Iiavo to pass the remainder of their time un earth in the Workhouse—not a very cheerful place, when considered as one's villi home I do not know if you all I' realise how much sadness there is amongst these people, nor how much I ibey appreciate the efforts made to give j' them a little comfort or a little pleasure I from time to time. Workhouse life is very dull and drab-and I should like to I ;hk those who are interested in the questions of poor law, and are consider- ing the vote which is to be given in thib I < action, to go first, before the vote, to ?i?it our old people in the Workhouse, ? nd our invalids in the Infirmary, and Lo see for themselves how absolutely this place is the sphere for a woman Guardian u rather for many women Guardians, so that our duty may be done to these, the Weakest of the World, who cannot lift n finger to help themselves, but who yet as our brothers and fellow citizens, have right to our help and our service. I ask you to allow me to represent you j in offering them this service, and if I am chosen, I will gladly carry on what I I have been trying to do in the past six years. Your obedient servant, I I I j MERIEL HOWARD.
I Our Cosy CinemaI
——————————— I Our Cosy Cinema. I I j To-night at Llanelly Cinema will be J screened a beautiful play, "Capt. Kidd, Jufir. with the world's sweetheart, Mary Pickford, leading. We dealt fully with this. in our last issue, and earnestly advise one and all to see it, or regret. í From next Monday to Wednesday "The I Way of an Eagle" is the star. It is a grand six-reel subject, and will please j tbe best critic. Also appears episode 9 of "Count Bernstoff's Secrets," and i other pictures. From Thursday to Satur- day the star is "Resurrection," featwp. ing that great emotional actress, Pauline Frederick. It is a five-reel subject, and the powerful acting of the leading lady is seen to the fullest advantage. Episode 5 of "The Brass Bullet," is shown, and there are other fine dramas such as are always to be seen at this hall.
I, Why go short of Cigarettes ? There are Plenty at WYMAN'S I Cheapest place in town for all smokers requisites. Fine selection of Pipes, etc. Note the Address— Opposite Station }lù¡1 j LLANELLY.
Guardians Election I Guardians Election
￼ Guar d ians Election I Guardians. Election I LIST OF LOCAL NOMINATIONS. The following nominations have been received for the Board of Guardians and I Rural Council elections:- LLANELLY. Ward I.-Two Seats. *Miss A. 0. M. Brodie. *Mr William Pugh. *Mr D Gwilym Williams (Old Lodge). Ward t- Twe Scats, *Mr. Elias Davies. *Lady Howard. .,Afr Thomas Jones, J.P. i Ward 3-Two Scats. Mrs. C. C. Dolling. *Rer. W. Trevor Jones. Mrs. F L Williams, 17, Downing st. *Rev. D. Davies. Burry Port-Two Seats. *Mr Henry Davies. Mr William Howell. *Mr F. J. Morgan. Kidwelly. Mrs (Dr.) Owen Williams. Mrs. Margt. Davies, Plough Inn. I Mr S. P. Gravelle. Mrs A. P. Smart. Mr William D. James. Llanedy Parish. Hendy Ward. *Mr H. W. Thomas (unopposed). Tycroes. Mr. John Bevan (unopposed). LLANELLY RURAL PARISH. Berwick. *Mr Joseph Harry. Mr John D. Jones. Clyn. *Mr Daniel Davies. Mr Daniel Francis. Hen8d. *Mr Henry John. Mr T. R. James. Westfa. *Mr W. Y. Nevill, J.P. (unopposed). Lianlgbnnech-Two Seats. *Mr Griffith Harry. Mr. Hugh A. Jones. Mr D. L. Joseph. Rev. Alfred Morris. Rev. R. H. Roberts. Llannon- Two Seats. Mr Gwilym Jones. Mr Tom Evans. Mr William Rees. ( Mr Job Williams. PEMBREY. Pwll. *Mr D. L. Bowen. Mr William Williams. Trimsaran. Mr Dd. Evans (unopposed). Village. *Mr D. Garnons Williams. Mr Daniel Harry. Pontyberem. Mr Joseph Roberts (unopposed) o::r-
New Lodge, Burry Port To Farmers, Dairymen, Poultry Keepers and general public. ￼ ELLIS POOLE has been favoured H with instructions from the Executor of the late W. W. A. Davy, Esq., to SELL by AUCTION on FRIDAY, March 28th, 1919, all the Poultty & Dairy Utensils, etc. oomprising about 100 birds, Buff Orping- ton, Rhode Island, White Wyandotes, Buff Rocks, Leghorns, etc., all well selected and including many prize birds. 2 Churns, Separator, Cheese Vat and press, Enamel Pans, Buckets, Jugs, Mugs, Funnels, Tin Milk Cans, Trays, Drvi n g-racks and Trestles, Incubator, Fattening Cub, Salting Trough. Ladder, painted corrugated Sheets, Foot-power Grindstone, etc. etc. Sale to commence at 3 p.m., terms cash. No reserve. Auctioneer's Office, Coldstream Villa, Llanelly. Workers DON'T FORGET SUNDAY NICHT March 23rd, Athenaeum Hall At 7.45. Minnie Pallister, WALES' GREAT WOMAN ORATOR. Admission by Collection.
I LOOSEMORES CAFE
I LOOSEMORE'S CAFE. It will be seen from our advertisement columns that Mr. Loosemore is extend- ing his activities in Stepney street to the establishment of a high-class cafe. The premises until recently occupied by Mr. Leonard, are now being transformed for ￼ c, ￼ 1 1-- 4 the purpose, und hare ro ("l,t H'r the enterprise of Mr. Loosemore will meet with the success which it deserves.
I Llanelly Cricket Club I
I Llanelly Cricket Club. I A general meeting of the members of the nelly Cricket Club was held at the iTh. omas on Friday night when Mr. B. Percy Rees, who presided, said the committee had decided to carry on the Club this year. There were many difficulties and he did not think there ( would be much lat XI. cricket, as Swan- sea did not quite know where they were, while Cardiff and Newport were not at all decided as to whether they would carry on. As a Club, however, they would ar- range as many fixtures as they could and make the best of a bad job. He appealed to the young cricketens of the town to eome forward. There was a time when cricket was the only summer pastime, but now bowls and tennis attracted a number of people so that it was all the more necessary to appeal to the young cricketers to do what they could for the Club. The Secretary (Mr. E. P. Rees) in submitting the statement of accounts, j said that when war broke out there was a deficiency of L25,1, but through the efforts of some of the members this had been substantially reduced, and it now stood at L97 10s. It was not intended to engage any professionals this year, so it would be purely amateur, and this would be a great incentive to the young cricketers. Will Davies, the wicket keeper and groundsman, had definitely decided to retire and a successor had been found in W. Griffiths. Arrange- ments had been made to have six tennis courts. Mr. R. B. Phillips said he would like it to be made known that three mem- bers, Messrs. B. Percy Rees, Lawrence Evans, and Clifford Bowen, had been chiefly instrumental in getting the debt reduced. The following officials were elected:— President: Mr. C. W. Mansel Lewis; secretary: Mr. E. P. Rees; treasurer: Mr. John Pugh; captain, 1st XI.: Capt. Hubert John, M.C.; capt. 2nd XI: Mr. Griff Rowe; and auditor, Mr. H. M. Griffiths. Capt. Jack Evans, M.C., and Mr. Pascoe Williams were added to the Management Committee. A vote of condolence was passed with the relatives of the late Mr. D. W. Nicholl.
TOMORROW NttCHTS CONCERT I
TO-MORROW NttCHTS CONCERT. The crowds expected to the grand con- cert held at the Hippodrome to-morrow (Sunday) evening will hear one of the finest quartettes in the "land of song." Madame Bessie Morris the double nation- al winner, and Madame Maggie Davies, another national winner, are considered by the highest critics to be the premier vocalists. We hope the Sandy Welcome Home Fund will benefit considerably by their visit.
FURNACE INFANT WELFARE CENTRE
FURNACE INFANT WELFARE CENTRE. The Furnace Ladies' Committee are much encouraged by the ready response to their appeal. The dance of Tuesday, the 25th, promises to be a very success- f ul effort to add to the funds. Mr. Wise's Blind has been engaged. The following ladies have already promised refresh- ments'—-Mesdames Gilbert Davies, Percy Rees, A. J. Burn. Miss Alice Rees, Mes- dames Collingndge, Bees ton, Montgomery Killa, J. H. Williams, David John, Martin John, Brinley Jones, Phillips (Roselawn), David, Dick, W. J. Bees: (Uplands), John Lewis, Colliver, Frank Rees, Griffiths (Bank House), Alfred RefiSj Spowart, Chivers, Gibson, Llew. I John. Miss Lidgey, Mesdames Fred Powell, Jones (Brynmair), Lane, Miss Thomas (Westfa), Mesdames Morris I (La,dies, Realm), Hill, Marsh, Crosby, f Clift Bowea, FnMrk Ibrar, Dr. Lloyd, Geoffrey Tregoning, Miss McVicar, Mes- dames A. G. Owen, Harry D. Evans, Coombs, Wm. Lewis, D. G. Williams, Herbert Rees, and Miss Williams (Well- feld). All the contributions will be ac- knowledged in the local press next week. The formal opening of the Furnace Centre by Lady Howard will take place at the Mission Room on Friday, the 28th March, at 2.30 p.m., when it is hoped to entertain about 100 mothers to tea. Canon Watkin Morgan has most kindly given the free use of the Furnace Mission Room for the purposes of the Centre. I First Subscription and Donation List. Lady Howard, jC5 and Weighing Scales. The Hon. Lady Stepney, £ 5. Mrs. Trub V.°w, f2 2s. £ 1 Is. each: Mrs. Percy Rees, Mrs. J. B. Harries, Mrs. W. Y. Nevill, Mrs, Griffiths, Bank House, Mrs Martin John, Mrs. Spowart, and Mrs Llewelyn John. I' 10s. 6d. each: Mr. Bert Jons and Mrs. Brinley Jones. 10s. each: Mrs. A. J. Burn and Mrs. I Nancoilas.
I It would seem that no Llanelly tea.m rritbout a. couple of cui-atps. This is athletic Christianity of the, l-et type.
-jims I ASTERISKS. The newspaper "no returns" order will be rescinded at the end of the month. Mr. Elvin, who visited Llanelly recent- ly in connection with the Clerks Union, is to be nominated for Parliament. Llanelly "fanciers" are associating themselves with a movement to form a Homing Society for the district with headquarters at Gorseinon. Painful memories of "notice to tre",A I are revived by the news of iile death of Mr. George Waddell. Llanolly has had to pay dearly for this Bin of omission. There are no street queues ?.n Llanelly now, except that outside the Cinema in Stepney street. The management, how- ever, are not a bit "cross" about this. The Belgian refugees who found such a "Ji(>mc from home" at Westfa, have now left and are back in their native land once again. Felinfoel was quite sorry to part with them. The shadow of the coming election hung heavily over the Council meeting at Burry Port on Thursday. There was also an unmistakcable electioneering flavour about some of the speeches. The newly-elected County Councillors made their presence felt at the informal meeting. We hope that they will be equally aggressive at Carmarthen where h good shaking-up is badly wanted. What must have been a very precious consignment of coal arrived in Stepney street recently. The weight was one cwt., and 3s. lOd. had to be paid for carriage. Coal at this price will need to be doled out in spoonsful. The reported evacuation of Odessa is arousing anxiety locally. Several Llan- elly families have relatives settled in the great Russian port. Mr. D. J. Howell, who acted as American consul at Odessa. belongs to a well known Llanelly family. Llanellyites interested in the stage world will be pleased to learn that our townswoman, Miss Mary Gardener, has been engaged by Mr. Keith Kenneth at the Queen's Hall, to play Miss Marie Lohr's part in "Remnant." The Council employees have had an- other rise. We are officially informed, however, that this did not account for one of the Council's market assistants turning up by motor car for his pay on Friday. That car is not J—'s—yet A movement is on foot to abolish the middleman in tho tinplate trade, so that the manufacturers may get into direct touch with buyers. It is complained that the merchants charge exorbitant profits which make it very difficult for the works to compete in the markets of the world. There was great commotion in a. Walters road household a few days ago. The mistress of the house was greatly alarmed at what she thought was a rat in the cupboard. Without delay, the neigh- bours were called in, and after all had armed themselves with sticks, pokers, tongs, and other weapons, r. combined assault was made on the cupboard. A lot of crockery was smashed before it was discovered that thore was no rat. What the housewife had mistaken for the rodent's tail turned out to be a I harmless piece of picture cord. Rats
GIBSONS AUCTION MART MARKET STREET LLANELLY
GIBSON'S AUCTION MART MARKET STREET, LLANELLY, Cbas. Gibpon and SODS, fW A 3L GIBSON begs to inIorm '6 A. Public that he has now been de- mobilised from H.M. Forces, and has re- opened Business as Auctioneer, Public Accountant and Auditor, at the above addres, when the renewal of their Patron- age will bo esteemed. C.G. and S. have large and extensive Rooms always open for the reception of large or small quantities of Household Furniture, Stocks, and other Goods for Sale by Auction.
I FELINFOEL RUCBY CLUB
I FELINFOEL RUCBY CLUB. The Felinfoel Rugby Club is being re- organized for the purpose of playing a series of games before the end of the season. A strong fifteen will repreient the villagers and some attractive games are anticipated. The proceeds are to be devoted to assisting four local village boys who have been incapacitated in the war. The arrangements arc in the capable hands of Mr. Eddie Francis, Park View.
I HIPPODROME. The musical comedy, "Manadalay," which is being staged at the above house of entertainment this week has delighted all those who have been fortunate enough to gain admission. Next week the 'Royal Brecona Singers' will top the bill in their mls;rnl scene "After a. Dinner." The re- mainder includes Bniee Warner, come- I dian; Evelyn Moy, in her palace of music; E. Harvey and Co., in a comedy ,a-AtoTi: the Daisy Stars, in a refined 1 singing and dancing scene; and the Royal Tokiwa Family, Japanese entertainers.