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Llandilo Rural District Council it
Llandilo Rural District Council. it.. Mr Evan Davies (chairman), Mr R. Powell (vice-chairman). PRECEPTS. Precepts at lOd in the t were ordered to be signed, being Id more than the corresponding half year of 1914. MEASLES. With reference to the compulsory notifica- tion of measles, etc., a communication from the L.G.B. was under consideration.—Mr H. Matthews advocated taking no action in the matter as the medical officer of health could close the day schools, but had no power to close Sunday Schools.—The motion was secon- ded.—In answer to Mr J. Bevan, the Clerk stated measles were not notifiable. RHYDYCYMERAU BRIDGE. A letter was read from Mr Dudley Drum- mond, Caw-dor Estate agent, with regard to the proposed bridge at Rhydycymerau. The County Council had contributed generously towards it and people were anxious for it-s completion. He trusted it would be pressed forward. It was a road much traversed since the opening of the Sanatorium.—Mr J. L. Williams wanted it deferred until after the war.—The Clerk did not think they would re- quire a loan. The County Council was giving £100 and Llanybyther R.D.C. was joining. He did not think it would cost t300 so that it would not require a loan.—Mr Matthews I propose you write to the surveyor to hurry it on.—Chairman: It is left in the hands of Llanybyther R.D.C. who were the movers in the matter.—The Surveyor was preparing the plans. INCREASE OF SALARY WANTED. Mr W. Lloyd, Llandebie, asked for an in- crease of salary as collector for the parish of Llandebie. It was very inadequate. His pre- sent remuneration was £ 30, and he ought to get 25s a week for the work. He trusted the Council would grant him the increase.-In answer to Mr D. W. Lewis, the Clerk said he had to make cut as well as collect the rates. —Chairman: Refer it to the local committee. —Lord Dynevor: Have we not a resolution tha,t we only grant increases in January.— Chairman We should adhere to it.—Clerk It can he referred to the committee mean- VOUNLT SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES. The Clerk of the Llandilo County School wrote to inform the Clerk that the term of office of the governors had expired and it would be necessary for the Guardians to elect representatives, one of whom must be a woman. The present representatives were Mr L. N. Powell and Mrs Gwilym Rees, Blaenau House, ILandebie.—It was resolved they be re-elected.—Mr J. Bevan said he wanted some one else.—Rev J. A. Davies: We shall have a bit more canvassing (Jaughte.r).-lt was agreed to place the subject on the agenda for next meeting.—Lord Dynevor pointed out that they must have the consent to act from those appointed.-Chairman: They will act (laughter). INSANITARY DWELLINGS. The Sanitary Inspector's report was con- sidered. He had visi,ted the Red Lion, Llan- sawel, and two adjoining cottages. They were in a very insanitary condition. he had asked the owner to, send him a plan and speci- fication of what he was going to do to remedy the defects by that day but they had not arrived. A closing order should be made.- In reply to the Rev J. A. Davies, the Inspector said he had met Mr Stephen Jones, the owner on the premises, and he (the Inspector) sug- gested alterations. He visited the place two weeks ago.—It w,as moved the Clerk should write to the owner.—Lord Dynevor seconded. Chairman: He is an old man—75 at least.— Inspector: An old man with plenty of means. He will have to go to large expense before he can put them in repair.—It was agreed the Inspector should send to let Mr Stephen Jones know what was required to be done.—The re- port stated that the public pump and school pump at Salem were out ot order. It was suggested that they should call the attention of the C.E. Committee to the public pump.- Lord Dynevor They drew attention to our pump being out of order so we return the com- plament by drawing attention to their pump (laughter).—The Clerk said that the school pump would be attended to at the next meet- ing of the managers, whilst the Chairman said the public pump only wanted a new washer and was being attended to. FFAIRFACH WATER SUPPLY. With regard to the Ffairfach water supply, the Inspector said hQ had seen the springs at Cefn Cethin and guaged them at 20,000 galls a day, and estimating the population at Ffair- f aoh -at 800 and allowing 15 gallons per day for each person that would give 12.000 gallons or less than the springs yielded. The water was low when guaged and there were other springs close by.—The Chairman said they would have to get water for the workhouse and cheese factory as well.—Mr Evan Jones said he had included both in his estimate.— Chairman: The population as far as those places were concerned did not count.—Mr Evan Jones: The provision of 15 gallons a day is more than required.—The Cllerk said Miss Thomas, Cefn Ceithin and Mrs J. L. Thomas would have to be approached. No doubt Mrs J. L. Thomas would be glad to have water for the house and her tenants.—The Inspector was instructed to take necessary steps.-The Clerk said it was a scheme that would entail heavy expenditure and they would have to borrow.—Mr Gomer Harris": A committee will be very effectual. It was decided a committee consisting of the Chairman, Lord Dynevor, Mr L. N. Powell and Mr Caleb Thomas should act.-L-or,d Dynevor: It seems to me no com- mittee will be able to guage the water until summer.—The Chairman thought they should have the water scheme along with the drain- age of Ffaffirfaeh. and he thought that they should defer both for the time being,—Mr E. Jones: And have the springs guaged in the summer months.—Lord Dynevor proposed it be done after a period of fine weather.—This was resolved. DISINFECTION AT A DISCOUNT. The report of the Inspector that Saron School had been disinfected provoked a long discussion. From the explanation given by the Inspector, Mr Matthews said it was cleans- ing, washing, dusting, sweeping rather than disinfecting. Perhaps in future the Educa- tion Committee would disinfect their own schools.—The Inspector said 35s was not enough to pay for disinfecting the schools when they were large.—The Clerk said the Education Committee contended that cleans- ing was apart from the disinfecting.—The Chairman held it was -iiiot.-Tlie Inspector said he believed the Education Committee contemplated some changes in the matter.— In answer to Mr J. Bevan, the Inspector said that so far lie had had no notification of fever cases in the locality of aron.—Mr J. Bevan condemned the talk about closing the schools as flippant. The Education Committee wanted changing bodily. Hie people respon- sible for the school cleaning at Saron had not even a ladder for the purpose and had to place
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a pile of rubbish in the playground the dust of which blew about.- The Chairman said it was no good disinfecting the schoo s if the houses were not disinfected.-Mr Bevan said his children had had scarlet fever and they woui l>e tack,in school Wore h.S house disinfected—Ihe Chaiiman salt' i simply shutting the stable door aftei the noi se had got out. He thought the houses should be disinfected.—Mr Bevan said he was not toing to wait. As soon as his doctor certified his children were fit to go to school they should go.-Mr R. Matthews said that only three times in forty years had his school ibeen closed for an epidemic and he had never known a single house disinfected. If they disinfected every house in Llandebie parish where there had been lever it would cost hun- dreds of pounds.—Inspector There were hun- dreds of oases.-Chairman: In that, case it is no good disinfecting the schools MJ J L Williams asked Ma- Matthews if Ins school had been disinfected when they had a big concert there -Mr Matthews' reply was a shrug of the sh oulde rs. —Ch airman I don t think we are arriving at any decision. —Mr Matthews sifd he didS't think they would.-Rev J. A. Davies held it was no good disinfecting a few if they did not disinfect all affected horn cs. Mr J. Bevan said that seriously he should not like to see another child of his in the condition the one had been that had had the fever, He proposed they should disinfect in every case. —Mr W. Williams said they had been playing with the question. He would like the Inspec- tor to instruct them as to the best means to proceed iu contending against these infec- tious diseases. They should have a special sitting of the Sanitary Committee for the pur- poso.—Clery: You have the regulatons now. —Mr W. AYilliair-fe: The schools wanted bettei pleading generally aud they should be ofteuei disinfected. The way it was done now was of very little value.—Mr J. L. Williams did not believe in closing schools for scarlet fever and allowing public meetings in them. He secon- ded Mr Williams that they should have a special report and meeting.—The report as amended was adopted.
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Claim Against Police Constable
Claim Against Police Constable. CASE AT LLANDILO COUNTY COURT. At Llandilo County Court on the 8th inst., before His Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan, David Evans of the Ivy Bush, Llandebie, sued George Williams, a police constable, of Swansea, for the return of a cheque for R14 sent him for the purchase of a horse. Mr Noyes was for the plaintiff and Mr Hurley for the defendant. Mr Noyes said plaintiff sent defendant a cheque to buy a horse, and the cheque was en- dorsed by defendant and cashed in July last. Plaintiff had neither received the horse nor the return of the money. Defendant's excuse was that after the horse was bought it was com- mandeered by the 6th Welsh Regiment, but after turning out to be unsuitable was im- pounded and sold. Mr Hurley suggested that defendant merely aocted as plaintiff's agent and passed the en- dorsed cheque over to the owner of the horse. Defendant was not present, and the case was adjourned for his attendance.
Llandilo Board of Guardians
Llandilo Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this body was held on Saturday, when there were present Mr John Lewis (chairman), Mr Evan Davies (vice-chairman), Lord Dynevor. Rev J. Alban Davies, Rev J. Thompson Jenkins, Mrs E. Roberts, Messrs W. Hopkin, Arthur W illiams, W. Williams, W. Stephens, J. Humphreys, Dan Jones. J. R. Powell, D. W. LeAN-is, J. Bevan, W. Hopkin, Goaner Harris. R. Matthews, Hy .Herbert. W. E. Richards, W. Roberts (Garnant), D. Davies, J. Richards, Jacob Davies, Ca.tab Thomas, J. L. Williams, D. Thomas, W. Roberts (Tlanfyiiydd), W. Lewis. J. Griffiths, J. Thomas, L. N. Powell, R. Evans. DECREASE OF VAGRANCY. The Master's report stated that the number of inmates in the House was 64 against 62 in bhe corresponding period last year. The pa-grants relieved during the fortnight num- fied 60 against 163 in the fortnight last rear. For the past half year the figures were L.117 compared wlith 1,673 during the corres- xmding half year of 1914, showing a decrease )f 556.—Mr J. L. Williams, a member of the Board, had sent a case of oranges for the in- liates which young and old thoroughly en- loyed, PRECEPTS. The Clerk said he had drawn up precepts it 9d in the JE, the total amount that would Ie realised would be £ 4,285. The rate. would ie an increase of 2d on the corresponding period last year. The precepts were made payable in four instalments, on the 15th May, 19th June, 7th Julv and 26th of August. TENDERS. ) Tenders for repairs at the Workhouse were under consideration, and after a long discus- sion it was decided to accept that of Mr Dan Davies, for the sum of £ 5. A RESIGNATION. The Clerk said that in the afternoon after their last meeting Mr Caradog Davies, the re- lieving officer, wrote him as follows "I beg to tender my resignation as relieving officer under your Board. Yours truly, E. Caradog Davies." He (the Clerk) wrote off at once to the L.G.B. and explained to them exactly what had happened, that he had been dis- missed by you, subject to the approval of the L.G.B., and told that body thfvt subsequently to the meeting of the Guardiai/S he had ten- dered his resignation.—The L.G.B. had re- plied and the letter was to the effect that if the resignation was unconditional no action on the part of the Board would be necessary. -At a later stage it was decided that out of the amount due to Mr Caradog Davies for salary the expense he had put the board to in filling his place when he was previously sus- pended be deducted.—With reference to the appointment of a successor, the Clerk pointed out that by a circular from the L.G.B. no candidate could be under the age of 21. Re- gard should he had to the necessity of appoint- ing a suitable and well qualined person. Pre- ference should be given to a candidate who had had experience of similar or the same J duties. They would not otherwise sanction an appointment unless it was clear no suitable candidate was availabl.c-The Clerk said that district was a small one and perhaps the L.G.B. would not be so strict as in a, large town.—Chairman The proper course is to ad- vertise. We have done so in the past Mr J. Griffiths: It is hardly necessary.—Mr J. L. Williams There are already a good many candidates in the field.—Mr J. Bevan asked if it was not possible to save a further ordeal of canvassing and to have an examination and so arrive at the best possible candidate. Would it be out of the way to subject them to such an examination.—Chairman AY? not had it before, but I have heard of it Veing done in Cardigan.—Rev Alban Davies pointed out that the L.G.B. required experience, or the appointment would be taken out of their hands.—Mrs Roberts proposed they advertise and consider the applicants on their merits that day fortnight.—Air J. Bevan proposed there should be an examination.—Lord Dyne- vor did not think it practicable as no candi- date before becoming a relieving officer was supposed to know the Poor Law.—Mr W. Roberts (Llanfynydd) said they had no exam- ination for the appointment of Caradog Davies and lie was quit fit for the post if he had tried. It was not much that was re- quired and lie did not think they could impose an examination. They did not want an M.A. I R —Mr J. iRchards said it had been shown that a .scholar was not always the best man.—Mr Herbert advocated the age being fixed between 21 and 35.—Mr J. L. Williams asked if there was aynthing in the L.G.B. regulations to prohibit ladies applying.—The answer was-in the negative.—Mr R. Evans said the roads she would have to travel were too rough for a woman.—Lord Dynevor was of the opinion they should not limit the age as long as 't was above 21. They had had diffic1 d:es in that way about police appointments. He pro- posed it and several seconded.—Mr (, i).ici- Harris: Candidates must state theiv ages ■— Clerk: And give their previous occun.i'v. is. — Mr W Williams: That is imp" 11 it. Itov J Alban Davies: And produce birth certificates if asked for.—Clerk It. is absolutely necessary you should state they should have some know- ledge of amounts,)Mie Chairman And ap- plications to he in by this day fortnight.—Mir Are applicants confined to the North District only?—Chairman: Oh no, open to the world (laughter).—Mr J. Bevan Welsh is essential. —Lord Dynevor: And residence in the North District.—Chairmen As near as possible to Llandilo.—Mr W. Hopkin was inclined to think the officer should live in the town or near. It was central. It would be a great convenience to the district.—Mr Evan Davies: How near?—Mr W. Hopkin: AYithin three miles.—Mr J. Richards did not think a man should be debarred for the sake of half a mile. —Rev J. T. Jenkyns wanted to know what a reasonable distance. was. A matter of ten miles was quickly covered by a motor cycle.— Mr W. Hopkin said it would be for the Guard- ians to consider it.—Mr J. L. Williams thought that with modern facilities for tra- velling the distance need not be considered.— It was agreed to embody the various sugges- tions in the advert. A MEDICAL POST. Mr R. Humphreys asked if Dr Jones, Llan- dilo, would now resign his post of medical offi- cer for Llansawel, as they now had a resident doctor there.—Air Evan Davies asked if they had not agreed that day fortnight to ask Dr Jones, to resign.—Rev A. Davies: Six weeks ago it was left at the discretion of Dr Jones. —Chairman: It was understood that lie would resign. — Air Evan Davies said the present position was very inconvenient. Llandilo was at the extreme end of the district, twelve miles from Llansawel and a rough road.—Re- plying to the Clerk, Air Humphreys said that in Dr Glyn Jones they had a very good man. —The Clerk said Dr Jones would give it up if asiked by the Guardians to doi so.-It was agreed that the request should be made, on the ground that, a doctor had now taken up his residence at Llansawel.—Air Humphreys gave notice to move the, appointment of Dr Glyn Jones at the next meeting.—Clerk: I don't know officially that Dr Glyn Jones will take it.- Evan Davies: Mr Humphreys will see Dr Glyn Jones applies.
AlAYORS BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND
AlAYOR'S BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND. Amount already acknowledged; £ 628 10s 4d (This amount includes subscriptions that have been paid in advance, in some cases up to one year). L Parish of St. Peters: t4. English Baptist Church t3. Joint Counties Asylum Staff; J2 2s.
LLANDILO. RECOGNITION SERVICES.—The Baptists of the Tbenezer Chapel and of Pontbrendraeth are to be congratulated on having secured the ser- vices of the Rev G. Edmund AYilliams as their pastor in succession to those rendered for so long a period by the Rev D. James. There is ample scope for the labours of a young man in the Church and there can be no doubt that the outlook of the church is very encourag- ing. Though .,little reference was made in the speeches recorded below to his temperance work, yet at the church from which he has departed that formed an import-ant part of his ministry. In Ebenezer Chapel he will find an earnest band of young temperance workers on whom he may rely for assistance in any propaganda work. The recognition services of Mr Williams as pastor of the two churches mentioned took place on Wednesday and Thursday the 7th and 8th inst., and the num- ber of visitors who attended them from far and near were an indication of the apprecia- tion in which lie is held by the denomination locally. His works have followed him. The special preachers on the occasion were the Revs J. R .Evans, Llwynhendy, and Edwin Watkins, Loughor, both of whom gave full proof of the power of the ministry. Their sermons were of a high order. The real re- cognition meeting took place on Thursday afternoon when there was a crowded assem- bly. In inviting Air John Lewis, the head- master of the Ammanford Schools, to preside, the members of the Church gave honour to one to whom honour is due, for there is no layman in the denomination in the county more worthy. In his opening address he con- gratulated the church upon their choice of Mr AYilliams as their pastor, whom he had been acquainted with for many years. He bore tribute to his active and untiring efforts in connection with the Sunday School at Llangynog, and to the long list of succesgefe for years past of that school under Air Wil liams' direction, in the Scriptural examina- tions, aa well as to the number of prizes the scholars had secured, that were offered by he Sunday School Association of Welsh Bapt- ists. He had only words of commendation for Mr AYiilliams for having acepted the unanimous call-that had been given him by the Llandilo Church. Of the members of that church he (the Chairman) had a high opinion, wit some of whom lie had personal knowledge. He trusted the church would love its pastor and that ibetween them there would be the closest bond, and that in his arduous labours they would render him every assistance. The "call" on behalf of the church was given by Councillor Evan Davies. He declared that the church had a good record and occupied a prominent position in the locality. It would attain that year to its centenary and which they proposed appropriately to celebrate. The late Rev D. James had been its pastor for the long period of 37 years. Since his decease the pulpit had been occupied from Sunday to Sunday by many excellent teachers, but in the opinion of those who had heard them Mr Edmund AYilliams excelled them all. The result was that after he had preached for them for the first time, there was a unanimous feeling amongst the members that he must be the man of their choice. The call was given and received and the appreciation they then showed had by this time become affection. It was his sincere wish that the union they were that day celberating would continue for many years. Air T. Davies, the Bridge, gave the "call" on behalf of the sister church of Bethel, Pontibrendnaeth, which he trusted would be blessed of God. The Rev G. E. Williams in accepting the call from the churches referred to the five happy years lie had spent at Llangynog. From there to Llandilo was a change and he recognised that he was conning into a district where he would have a larger and more important sphere of labour. To fulfil his duties to the best of his abilities would be his constant endeavour. The Chriist he would preach would be "The Christ Crucified" and he had only to trust that He who had been his support in the past would continue to uphold him in the future. His heart's desire and prayer to God was that the bond which was that day being cemented be- tween them, whether long or short, would be a happy one, and blessed by the Great Shep- herd in a marked degree. To Councillor J. H. Rees was assigned the task of extending to the new pastor a cordial welcome from the Church. They were justly proud of his past record in the service of the Master and he could assure him of the support and prayers of every member of the church in the work he was entering upon in Llandilo. It was their e air nest desire to work in harmony with him. He prayed that lie might be spared for many years to preach the Gospel with power and, success in their midst. Mr John Griffiths, a; deacon of Ebenezer Chapel, Llangynog, ex- pressed the sorrow of the loss the church there was sustaining by the departure of Mr Wil-, liams. At the same time he congratulated the church at Llandilo on their good fortune in securing him as their pastor. The only un- kind words he had ever heard Air AYilliams utter at Llangynog, were those in which he intimated to them that he had accepted the caM to Llandilo. Mr Griffiths went oil to "bear tesinionye to his sterling qualities as a good man, an acceptable preacher, and faithful shepherd. They would m;8s him at Ebenezer Llangynog most, where they needed him most in the weekly prayer meeting. He trusted that the church at Llandilo would love and respect him. Air W. Rees, another Llangynog deacon, endorsed the remarks of his brother deacon, adding that the fact of Mr Williams j having been at Llangynog Church, was con- elusive proof of his ability as a preacher. As a leader and organiser he only had the high- est words of praise for him.—The Rev T. Thomas, Llansteplian, as a friend and neigh- bour to Mr Williams, testified to his sterling qualities and believed he was specially fitted or such a field of labour as Llandilo afforded. The Rev D. Morgan. Conigregationalist, Cana, Bankyfelin, said he had known Mr AYilliams for many years and had found in him a genu- ine friend and co-worker. He regretted his departure. The Rev D. T. Griffiths. Pilton Green, Gower, Cong., stated that lie had tra- velled 40 miles to be present at that meeting. He had for many years enjoyed his friendship and had implicit confidence in him. He had found him a diligent student, good preacher, and an energetic and untiring worker. He was a broad-minded ma.n. Referring to their different denominations, amidst Laughter, he described Air AYiilliams as belonging to the Navy whilst lie (All* Griffiths) belonged to the Army, both were engaged in fighting a common foe. He hoped that Mr Williams would continue the work at Llandilo on the lines lie had at Llangynog. Mr T. Bowen, Penuel, Carmarthen, said he had come there to wish Mr AYilliams well1 in his new sphere -of labour. Mr Williams had been a faithful attendant at the quarterly meetings of the West Carmarthenshire Baptist Association. In the work of the Sunday School lie took an absorbing interest. Mr Owen Jones, Penuel, said he also entertained high opinions of the new pastor, whom lie had known some years. He, hailed from Glynceiriog, famous as the birth place of "Ceiriog," and Cynddelw's field of labour. Everybody spoke well of Mr Wil- liams, who was held in much esteem by his denomination. The Rev D. Price, Williaii-ts, Hafod, Swansea, held the opinion that Air Williams always preached the truth of the Gospel with sincerity. He impressed upon the church at the outset to realize the fact that both flock and pastor were yoked toge- ther in Christ and that should mean working harmoniously. The Rev E. AVatkins, Loughor said he could endorse all that had been said respecting Mr Williainis. It was exactly a quarter of a century ago since he (the speaker) had been ordained at Llangynog. He prayed there might be a real union of hearts between pastor and church. That was absolutely essential to true success. The Rev J. R. Evans appealed to the menibejs of the church to make it possible for their pastor to be at ease among them. The Rev J. R. Jones, Garnant, informed the congregation that he and the pastor were from the same district. He added his testimony to his excellent char- acter and was not surprised at his success with his scholars in the Scripture examina- tions, because as a liad he had excelled in them himself. The Rev J. B. Thomas, Old College School, Carmarthen said that Mr u. E. AYilliams had distinguished himself as the "best of his class." He was watching his up- ward career with interest and wished him still greater scucess in the future. The Rev J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., Ammanford, hoped the Church would give their new pastor every en- couragement to preach his conyictions' :and what lie believed to be right and true. On behalf of the ministers of Llandilq, the Rev W. Davies, Ind., tendered to Mr Williams their most cordial welcome. Ho hoped that he had come to stay amongst them. The Welsh word "sefydlu" was faT- more expres- sive than the word "recognition." The AYelsh Word meant firmly fixed. He hoped that. Mr Wililiams's labours tit Lliandilo would bear abundant 4-rut an das co-workers thev would willingly assist him at any tilm(l. Air D. Thomas.. Aberystwyth; Rev Ivor James, Llandoveyr; Rev J. 11. Pugh, Cwmdu, and others followed with addresses. Sacred solos were rendered by Aliss A Laud AYilliams and _h'r D. J, Rees. Among those present werg the Revs Corris Davies (Wes.), D. P. Roberts, B.A., B.D. (Cong.), D. Rhydderch (C.M.), D. AYilliams (C.M.), Stephen Thomas (Cong.), W. Harries (Cong.), all of Llandilo j J. Davies Capel Isaac and J. Davies, Llandebie. Letters and telegrams were received from the under- mentioned regretting their inability to be present: Revs D. S. Davies, Login; R. Gim- lett, Alydrim D. Griffiths, Iliii-en D. G. .Williams, St. Clears; W. Davies, Pontardu- lais; Joseph Harry, Llandovery; J. J. Young, Solva"; D. Price, Swansea; D. C. Davies, Llan- stephan; E. M. Rowlands. Portmadoc; D. J. Davies, Cwmivor E. G. Edwards. New Court; Professor Owen, Carmarthen; and Messrs W. WiLliams (pastor's father). Air H. AVilliams, Liverpool (brother), Jonah Thomas, Council Schools, Bankffosfelen; Edwin John, Frondeg, St. Clears, and J. Jones, Llanellv. The Rev J. Davies, Llandilo, closed the meeting with prayer. The services were well attended. A large party travelled by motor bus from Llangynog, to show their respect and admira- tion for Mr AVilliams. Ample refreshments' were provided by the Church for all visitors. In every respect the meetings were a complete success, and Air AYilliams commences his minis- try under most promising circumstances. LAW.—Among the names of the successful candidates at the recent intermediate exam- ination of the Law Society appears that of Mr D. Edwin Davies, formerly of Newport, and now a-itieled to Mr J. C. Edmunds, solicitor, Llandilo. I OBITTTAKY.—The funeral of the late Mr Evans, saddler, took place on the 8th inst. Deceased who had attained to his 87th year had died on the 5th. His remains were in- terred at the Tabernacle Churchyard, and of that place of worship lie was one of the oldest members. The services were conducted by the Rev W. Davies (pastor) and the Rev D. Willi,ams (C.M.). A feature of the funeral was that among the mourners were no less than nine of the deceased's sons.—The death of Mr John Davies, master plumber, Bridge street, took plaoe on Tuesday last after a brief illness, though he had been ailing for some time. He had reached the age of 69 years. He was well known all round the locality. He leaves a widow and grown-up children.
Whitland Rural District Council
Whitland Rural District Council. Mr W. Thomas, the Chairman, presided at the monthly meeting of the AYhitland Rural District Council held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Friday. JOHN ST., AYHITLAND. The report of the Finance Committee showed that a sum of £ 68 odd was required for drainage work in St. John st., AYhitland, the cost would be equally divided among the householders in the street. CWAIFELIN MYNACT1 BRIDGE. The Clerk reported that two tenders had been received for the erection of a bridge at Cwmfelin Alynach. Mr Levi Edwards ten- dered at £ 208 10s 6d, and Mr Samuel Davies. Middle Hall, Llanboidy, t252 10s. Both con- tractors were good men. It was decided subject to the approval of the Carmarthen Rural District Council who are jointly responsible to accept the lower tender. HOUSING DIFFICULTIES. In consequence of a letter from the L.G.B., a discussion again arose on the housing ques- tion. The Sanitary Inspector (Air D. Jenkins), in answer to the Chairman, said that he had the notices in regard to the three condemned houses in the parish of Eglwyscymyn. Four new houses were to be built at Red Roses, Seven new pllans had already been passed this year. Mr T. L. Phillips said that there was an old lady living in a condemned house at Red Roses which was in a terrible state and they could not get her out. The Doctor, Sanitary Inspector and the Relieving Officer had all en- deavoured to induce her to go out but without avail. The site of the cottage was required now for building, and this woman who was 80 years of age and in a filthy state might prove an obstruction to the building scheme. LABOURERS WANT MORE. The road labourers sent in a petition asking that their wages now 16s 6d a. week should be increased to tl. Owing to the recent increase in the cost of food, etc., their present wages were totally inadequate. Various public bodies had recently increased the wages of their employees. b The Cliairniian said that the AYhitland em- ployees were lower paid than those of any other Council. Neyland had advanced their men 3s a week. Newcastle Emlyn men re- ceived 18s a week, Narberth 22s and Cairmiar- then 21s. He thought that the men ought to get an increase. Mr T. L. Phillips said that he quite agreed. The curious thing however was that whenever there was a vacancy the men were quite will- ing to work at 2s 9d. They had had an in- crease of that that day. He thought that people should not be so ready to accept 2s 9d a day and to send inforanincrease afterwards. At the same time he agreed that under pre- sent circumstances an increase was necessary. The Cardigan Council had advanced their men from 16s --J to 17s 6d, and lie thought Whit- land ought to do the same.. The Chairman said that "half a loaf is better than no bread." He suppored that the men applied for the jobs because they are near at hand. Mr T. Davies said that the man who ap- plied for the post that day was a small holder and thus had an advantage over his fellows. The wages in Cardiganshire were the lowest in Great Britain. He did not think AYhitland ought to follow either the highest or the low- est, but should strike the happy medium. Poor families had mostly to live on bread, and he knew of families with seven children who purchased a sack of flour every month. When they considered that flour had gone up £1 a sack they might realise what a serious position the working men were in. He knew that the children often did not get sufficient nutritious food and consequently became a burden on the country for the rest of their lives. If the men were paid starvation wages they would not put much heart into their work. The rural districts were becoming depopulated; the best brains were going to the colonies or the cities, and after the war goodness knows what would happen. The Chairman: Oil: there is a good bit of the best brains left, if it was only on the Council. Mr D. Davies said that some time ago he proposed an increase of a penny a day; then all the Council made fun of it. Now times were changed. He did not think the Council were there to enquire into the number of chil- dren a, man had. It was a great misfortune for some to have eight or ten, and it was a great misfortune for others to have none. He was favourable to an increase, but he thought the Council ought to wawit a month before dis- cussing the matter and in the meantime give it their earnest consideration. Mr H. Morris said that in Narberth they classified the men and he thought Whitland ought to do the same. He thought their Sur- veyor ought to go through the list and do the same. It was decided by the coasting vote of the chairman that the wages be increased to 188 a week. It was agreed that this should be a per- manent increase and not morelv a war bonus. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor presented a report submitting his 39th annual estimate of cost for the upkeep of the roads for the vear endirg March 31st, 1916. The estimate amounted to P-2,600, reduction of £ 230 as compared v itn last yea.i, which would be welcome news to all the rate- payers. It was worth mentioning that most of the roads were in fairly good order and showing signs of improvement everywhere. The district is a very large one, and it is al- most impossible to give the necessary atten- tion to all the roads—he referred chiefly to the bye-roads—but even these classes of roads are. in -better Irelpair than they have usually been kept. Near Great House, Pemline Parish, there is a sharp and dangerous curve in the road. A sum of t.5 is provided in the estimate for widening this, and making the curve as straight as possible. Mr Harries, the tenant, had no objection to the work being carried out, but the landlord's consent would also have to be obtained. The estimates also in- cluded a sum of j63 10s for widening the road between Dolwilym and Forest Farm, where the road has a narrow corner. Mr Thomas Williams, of Station House, AYhitland, has carted or caused to be carted, a large heap of earth, etc., and deposited on the north side of the road near the Black Bridge. The heap is nearly 20 yards long by about two yards wide. The Surveyor also reported he had served him with notice on Alarch 29th to remove the earth within seven days, but all the man has done was to take away the old tins, papers, etc., WllICih was carted there amongst the rubbish. This offence is punishable by law. The old wooden covering over the G.W.R. culvert had now been properly covered over intended to cover it over with iron sleepers. Application was mude to the Railway Co. for this, but they were unable to supply, so the culvert hadnow been properly covered over by means of strong sawn oak planks at a cost of t5 4s, while the Surveyor's estimate was for £5.. As it was the wish of the Council to have all the stones delivered in the summer, when the roads were dry and hard, he had sent the contractors a postcard, stating that no stones supplied would be measured this vear after 30tli September. Up to the 31st March the steam roller had worked 90 days, but owing to the scarcity of steam coal much difficulty was experienced in securing coal, and in some cases the scarcity of water was also trouble- some, but none of these things had prevented the roller from working. At present it was in Pendine, and would next prooeed to Eg- lwyscymyn parish when the time table for rolling would come to an end for the year. The road labourers had discharged their duties satisfactorily and took active interest in their work. AYhere the roads have been rolled, little time would be spent in collecting and scraping away loose stones, and the men would now have more time to attend to the opening of the road ditches, and in this work special instructions were given to pick up as many stones as they could from the sides of the road, and these would be utilised when required, thus saving a considerable sum of money. The report was adopted, the Chairman re- marking that in only three parishes—Eglwys- cymyn, Cilmaeullwyd, and Alarms—were there increases in the estimates.
St Clears Petty Sessions 7
St Clears Petty Sessions. -7 The monthly petty sessions were held on Tuesday before Mr J. H. Thomas (chairman), Air Alorgan Jones, Air J. D. Morse, Rev T. Lewis, Mr R. H. Harries, Mr L. B. Blake, Mr M. J. Evans, and Capt. Howells. A QUESTION OF AGE. Aire Elizabeth Daive&, formerlv of Llan- 11 well, applied for a transfer of the license of the Butchers Arms, Laugliarne. Testimonials were produced from Dr Bowen Jones, Mr W. V. H. Thomas and Air D. H. Thomas. Supt. Jones said that lie had nothing to object to in the defendant except that lie thought she was too old to manage a public house. Mr H. B. White, who appeared for the appli- cant, said that he was over 58 years of age (the age of the apJicant) he thought he would be quite fit to manage a public house. (Laughter). Mr Morse, Laugharne, said that the land- lady of the Green Dragon, Laugharne, was over 70, and she was one of the best land- lords there. Mr AYhite: I thought she was over 90. The Bench granted the application. DEFICIENT MILK. Mr Roderick, County Council Inspector charged several farmers from the Laugharne district with supplying milk to which water had been added. William Jones, was the first defendant. Mr D. Roderick said that on Anarch 1st he attended at Broadlav Factory and saw the defendant deliver milk to Messrs Cox and Co. Defendant said in answer to a question that it was night and morning milk mixed. Wit- ness took a sample and observed the usual regulations in so doing. The analysts certi- ficate showed the milk to contain 5 per cent 6f added water. Defendant wrote stating that the milk had n exposed to a very rough and wet night. Mr Arthur Weeks, an employee of Messrs Cox and Co., Cardiff, said that lie represented the firm in the district. He produced the contract with the defendant. It was a condi tion that the mi4. should contain all its cream and be free from all adulteration. Defendant gave evidence on oa-th stating that lie put no additional water in it. The can was left out an a very wet night. A piece of zinc was put on top of the can, but it blew off. It was no advantage to him to water the milk, as he was paid according to the per- centage of clieam. Mr Roderick: Do you suggest that three pints of rain water were blown into the churn that night. Defendant: I don't know. Mr Roderick: That is -our case. I don't think the magistrates will believe that tale. The Bench fined the defendant 2s 6d. Mr Roderick applied for the analyst's fee of 10s 6d and that the train fare of himself and witness be apportioned. This was agreed to. Thomas Hiivells was similarly charged. Mr H. B. AVhito defended. Air Roderick stated that he attended at Broadway Factory and saw the defendant deliver milk to Alessrs Cox. He took a sample of the milk brought by defendant. The analyst's certificate showed the sample to con- tain 10 per cent, of added water. Defendant stated that he had neglected to put the can under the shed in the earlier part of the night and hat he had a freshly calved cow. Air White: IT-rive you heard that Cox lias paid him an eighth of a penny more for send- ing specially good milk. Witness: I know nothing of Alessrs Cox arrangements. Mr Arthur Weeks gave evidence of the con- tract with Alessrs Cox. Cross-examined by Air White: An extra eighth of a penny has. been paid him when it is due. At other times I have had t8 com- plain of the quality of the milk. The defence was that the cows were milked by the defendant's mother, an old lady of 70, and that she was not strong enough to carry it under the shed. It was a very stormy night and some water blew into the can. The In- spector came down next morning. Defendant had a good record for eight years. Air AYhite contended that the alleged quan- tity of "added water" was merely a deduction from the percentage of solids. Milk as it came from the cow might be said by this method to show added water, whilst milk carefully adulterated would show no such "added water." The Bench fined the defendant tl and the analyst's fee and a portion of the railway fares. D. Lewis was also charged. In this case the deficiency was 4 per cent. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs. ALLEGED DYNAMITING OF POOLS. Benj. Thomas, James Thomas, and W. Wil- liams were charged with killing fish by means of dynamite. All thre live in Llanddowror neighbourhood. The evidence showed that explosions were heard and a dead salmon found killed by the explosion. It was con- tended that there was no evidence to conneot the defendants with the fact. The cases were all dismissed. Mr H. B. AYhite appeared for the prosecu- tion, and Mr T. R. Ludford for the defence.
Carmarthenshire Public Health Committee
Carmarthenshire Public Health Committee. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire Public Health and General Purposes Committee was held at the County Offices on Tuesday. Air H. Jones-Thomas. Llanfynydd, presided. TEAIPOR ARY A PPOl NTAIENTS. The Sub-Committee which had been ap- proached to make arrangements for the dis- charge of the duties of County Medical Officer and School Aledical Officer recomipended that Dr E. C. Thomas be appointed to the former nost. and Dr Evans. Llanellv. to the latter post during the absence on military service of Da* Hughes and Dr R. L. Thomas. This report was approved. Dr Hughes and Dr R. L. Thomas. This report was approved. SHEEP DIPPING. A letter was received from the Beard of Agriculture in regard to the present Sheep Dipping Orders now in force. They had de- cided to issue fresh orders which would be the same as the former orers with certain modifi- cations. They had decided to revoke the Black Mountain Sheep Dipping Order some provision would be made Jater on for the double dipping of sheep in the Black Alonn- tain dsitrict. Air W, J. AYilliams said that he hoped that some eort would be made to prevent the double dipping of sheep. It had caused the death of a large number of sheep. NURSING GRANT WANTED. A letter was read from Air P. J. AYheldon asking for a grant towards the support of the two maternity nurses employed by the Asso- ciation an Carmarthen. Rev A. Fuller Ali.lls supported the applica- tion. He thought that the local association should receive some grant. Rev R. H. Jones said that there was a nurse employed at lLaiigendeirne he thought this was a matter which deserved cons-ideration. Mr A\ J. Thomas said that if they assisted the Carmarthen nurses they should* assist all the nursing funds in the county. The Chairman said that the proposal was out of order. Any member could give notice and bring it on at the next meeting. Rev A. F. said that he would bring the matter on at the next meeting,
ICarmarthen Town Council
I Carmarthen Town Council. The Alayor (Air John Lewis) presided at the monthly meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council on Tuesday. THE DIR ILL HALL FUND. A letter was rend from the Territorial Asso- ciation stating that they were prepared to agree to the appointment of an additional re- presentative of the Carmarthen Corporafitoil as trustee of the Drill Hall (1897) Fund. it was decided that Mr Holmes be the represen- tative. A CLOSING ORDER. It was decided to agree to a petition closing ironmongers shops at 9 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. on Thursday, and 7 p.m. on other days. THE SURVEYOR'S HEALTH. The Mayor said that he had seen Air Fing- Iall that day. Air Finglah had been able To come out into the garden on crutches. He hoped to be at the office next week. BILLETING OF SOLDIERS AT CR1ARTHÐIN. The Clerk said that he had written to Gen. AIcKinon and Sir James Hills-Johnes with regard to the billeting of troops at Carmar- then. Both officers said that when the pre- sent troops were removed from Carmarthen, the claims of Carmarthen would be favourably considered for billeting of other units.
ICarmarthen Male Choir
I Carmarthen Male Choir. SACRED CONCERT NEXT SUNDAY. The Carmarthen Alale Choir, under the con- ductor ship of Air G. B. Isaac, will .give a sacred concert on Sunday evening next at the Empire Theatre at 8 o'clock. A very attrac- tive programme has been arranged, which includes such well-known artistes as Aliss Agnes Phillips, Aliss H. J. Jones and Miss Eluned Phjllips. The chair will be occupied by Air J. Howell Davies, solicitor, and admis- sion by silver collection. The Choir will ren- der the following choruses: The Destruction of Gaza, Crossing the Plain, Pilgrims Chorus, Y Deyln Aur, and by special request Comrades in Arms.
Carmarthen County Court
Carmarthen County Court. The Carmarthen County Court was held at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday, before His Honour Judge Lloyd Alorgan, K.C. LOSS OF AN EYE. In the case of David Rogers against Messrs Bartlett Bros., house decorators, Mr D. King appeared for the applicant, and Mr W. D. AYilliams for the respondents. The case was heard at a previous court, the applicant having received an injury to his eye while in the employment of the respondents. Since then Messrs Thomas and King had filed an arbitration award for 12s 6d a week, which had been submitted to the resnondents Mr W. D. Williams said after the last hear:. ing his clients filed a submission on the award. Owing to the difficulty of getting a medical examiner he had advised Alessrs Bartlett to act thus. Mr D. King said applicant had agreed to accept an award of 12s id a week, but Rogers had not received compensation since the 21st of November last Mr W. D. AYilliams said the money already paid applicant would carry him on until some time next month, and from that time would he paid compensation at the rate of 12s 6d a. week. His Honour made an order by consent with costs on scale "B." DISCHARGE REFUSED. Air J. F. Alor l is applied for the discharge from bankruptcy of David Morgan Lewis, lately trading as a builder at Cwmblawd. The Official Receiver (Air H. W. Thomas) objected on the ground that debtor had been guilty pf gross misconduct as a trader. It appeared debtor's father was a bankrupt in that court and obtained his discharge in 1896. The offences in the father's case were practi- cally identical with the offences in the present case. He thought this was a case of the father and son working working into esak other's hands. His ^ononr refused to grant the disoh CLAIM FOR STONES. Air Thomas Roberts, Tyrbach, Llanarthmay sued Air Thomas Jones, Brynafon Hows&a, v LIa.non. for the sum of £ 11 2s 2d. the am»wmt due for stones alleged to have been supplied by the plaintiff to the defendant. Mr W. D. Williams appeared for the plain- tiff and Air T. Howell Davies for defendant. Air W. D- Wi]liams said that in Def ember, 1913. the defendant came to plaintiff's house and arranged to supply defendant with stones. Somewhere in July the following year plaintiff told the defendant he had given out the work to a contractor, and the contractor was to pay for the stones. Plaintiff supplied no further stones, but applications were con- stantly made for payment. In July defen- dant asked plaintiff to meet him. They' met and Mr Peters, the contractor, gave plaintiff £40. Plaintiff looked to the defendant for payment, but did not object to receÎvinlT money from others as long as it came toliim. Plaintiff said there was no mention that the contractor was to pay for stones. Defendant was to pay for all stones delivered. AYitness stopped supplying stones at the end of May because lie could not get any money for them although he made repeated appltications ior the money. AYitness supplied more stones in October because plaintiff's son asked him for some to finish the work on the house. His Honour deferred judgment.
Carmarthen Bankruptcy Court
Carmarthen Bankruptcy Court. The Carmarthenshire Bankruptcy Court was held at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Tuesday before Air Registrar D. E. Stephens. The examinations were conducted by the Offi- cial Receiver Mr H. W. Thomas). Luther Davies, Commercial Buildings, Glan- amman, ironmonger, had gross liabilities t759 Is i d, of which £750 18s Id were expected to rank for dividend. The assets were estimated to produce t283 s 7d, leaving, a deficiency of -t467 12s Debtor attributed his failure to "Bad trade; pressure by creditors and want of capital." Debtor who was 27 years ef age commenced business aVGlanamman in Octo- ber. 1911. with t30 capital. Prior to 1911, lie wa9 employed for 10 years as an assistant at Brynamman. At the date of the receiving order eight judgments amounting to £88 13s 6d were outstanding and an execution for iLI9 los 3d was levied on the 18th ult. The house- hold furniture, valued at £ 43, was the pro- perty of debtor's wife. An offer of 7s 6d in the £ had been made on liebalf of the debtor. This had been accepted by the creditors. The examination was closed. Mr Alartin Knoyle, Ammanford, appeared for debtor. Thomas Peters, Bronfryn, Cross Hands, near Llanellv, builder, had liabilities C723 15s 6d and assets t-21 14s lOd. He attributed his fain ire to "Losses on Contracts." Debtor had_commenced business at Cross Hands in 1907 with one James Thomas. They traded for 18 months at Thomas and Peters' and then I bom as withdrew. He failed to complete four houses at Tumble which he had under- taken to budd for £ 1,110. and the work was taken over in September, 1914. Another con- tract for £1;2-W had also been taken over. He feaied nothing would become payable under these contracts when completed. /The examination was closed. Mr D. Jennings appeared for debtor.
Preachers next Sunday at Carmarfben Places of Worship. UNION ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Rev Samuel Bowen. Treorchv. LAnlAS ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPS. Rev J. Dyfnallt Owen, pastor. BABELL, PENSARN. Rev E. J. Herbert, Ividwellv. BETHANIA (C.A1.) Rev James Lamb. Fishguard. PRIOUDY INDEPENDENT C- £ APE|^ Rev E. Keri Evans, M.A. (pastor). PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev Waldo Lewis, B.A. (pastor) TABERNACLE BAPTIST. Rev E. U. Thomas (pastor). WATER ST. C-Al CHAPRL Rev Thomas Will I iiiis, lAangenneoh. &NGIISH CONGREGATIONAL CHDRCB Rev D. J. Thomas (pastor). ELIM. Rev Stephen Thomas, Salem, Llandilo (Anni versarv services). ENGLISH AYESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rc.v J. Brvunt, Llanellv. ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Rev Arthur Hughs. B.A. (pastor) ENGLISH HAPTiST CHURCH. Rev Gwilym Davies. M.A. (pastor). EnnEZEH WFLSH WESLEY A". qH A' EL. Rev J. Aleirion Williams (resident minister).