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Llandilo Board of Guardians
Llandilo Board of Guardians, The fortnightly meeting cf this body wal held at the Hoard-room on Saturday, whei those present were: Mr J. Lewis (chairman) Lord Dynevor, Mrs E. Roberts, Messrs W Hopkin, W. Stephens, Dan Jones, Artlmi Willi!ins, D. W. Lewis, R. Matthews, W Williams, Comer Harris, J. Bevan, Calel Thomas, John Thomas, Hy. Herbert, W. Hum phreys. J. Richards, D. Davies, Jacob Davies W. Roberts, Lewis Bowen, L. N. Powell, anc Dan avies. THE HOUSE. The Master in his report stated that the number of inmates in the House was 6( against a similar number last year. The vagrants who had visited the house numberec 78 against 104 in the corresponding perinc last year. A service had been held by the Rev D. Jones (curate).
CHILDREN'S ATTENDANT. The Clerk said he had had two applications for the post of children's attendant, at a sal- ary of jL18 a year. One of the applicants was Miss Mina Jcnes, Troedyrhiw, Capel Isaac, 23 years of age. Mr Evan Davies, Pistill Gwyn, the vice-chairman, wrote to recommend the applicant; she had been three years in his service and had given the highest satisfaction. He was unable to attend the Board, but had he be?n present would support the applicant. The second applicant was Margarctta Richards, Mount- ain road, Brynamman, 20 years of age. The local Guardians could bear testimony to her character. Mr Gomer Harris, Brynamman. bore testimony to her character. He thought she was very suitable for the post and pro- posed her appointment. She was a dress- maker.—Mr W. Williams: All the better.— Mr Benvan seconded.—Mr J. Richards proposed that Miss Mima, Jones be appointed She had in his opinion better experience than the other applicant.—Mr J. Lewis, the chair man, seconded.—On a vote for the latter there were eight and for the former ten. She was therefore appointed. IS A VAN A RESIDENCE? Some discussion took place as to whether "a van" was a residence.—The Clerk point- ed out that there was ana,pplication for giving a pauper at Wrexham a settlement wiwth the Llandilo Union. He pointed out that, as the person had received relief from the Llandilo Union during the time a settle- ment had net been gained.—Some of the mem hers doubted whether in any case she had been a resident at Llandilo Union as she only lived in a van which was not liable to rates and taxes.—The Olerk said the van was a residence in the parish.—Mr W. Williams thought they should take steps to make Tans liable to be rated. INCREASE IN PRICES. The Chairman pointed out that earlier in the proceedings Mr J. Bevan had drawn atten tion to the question of increasing the poor reJiref. Were they going to raise it 20 per cent, as they had done in Pontardawe.—Mr Popkin: The relieving officer said they would be revising the list- that day fortnight.—The Chairman thought it would be a good oppor- tunity to discuss the question.—Mr L. N. Poweill thought they oould take each case on its merits in view of the increase in prices.— Mr W. Williams thought that meanwhile the (relieving officers could enquire if there were cases of hardship due to the increased cost of iliving. Those that they had increased lately they need not increase to such an extent, if gurded by the officers. In such instances they need not allow 20 per cent,
Liandilo Urban District Council
Liandilo Urban District Council. Mr W. Williams occupied the chair.
THE SEWERAGE SCHEME
THE SEWERAGE SCHEME. The Clerk brought forward a bll he had received from Mr D. M. Evans, Clerk to the Amman Valley Joint Sewerage Board for £100 to meet their expenses, which was based on the houses in various parishes and on 579 houses in Llandilo.—Lord Dynevor asked what expenses were included in the tlOO.- The Clerk said they did not state in the letter. -Mr Gomer Harris said the expenses were incidental in working up the scheme.—Lord Dynevor Is itpart of our contribution towards the scheme or in addition to' what they had Agreed to pay.—Mr Gomer Harris said it was not the same thing.—iMr R. Matthews: It will come upon the parishes.—Clerk: It will -be apportioned by me in accordance with the principle adopted by the joint board for the parishes of Quarter Bach and Llandilo. The houses within the drainage area would be rated.—Mr Gomer Harris proposed that it be paid and Mr D. W. Lewis seconded.—The Olerk said the figiues were as furnished by their own Surveyor, Mr Evan Jones. —Mr R. Matthews; We have resolved to pay it.—The motion was carrriecl. RHYDYMERDY BRIDGE. The Clerk to the Rhydymerdy Bridge Joint Boa.rd wrote to state that Mr James Evans had withdrawn his tender for the bridge.— A committee was appointed to re-let the ten- der. FINANCE MEETINGS AiND BILLS A bill from Messrs Charles Thomas and Co. was under consideration.—Mr J. Richards said that if they paid it, it would be contrary to their resolution at a recent meeting when they decided all bills must first come before the Finance Committee.—The Clerk pointed out that the committee would not meet until the middle of April. It was contract.—Mr J. Richairds held everyone should be treated alike.—iMr Matthews proposed the bill should be paid, because it had been before the Coun- cil.—Mr J. Richards asked if hey were going to deal with bills by instalments. He remem- bered Mr Evan Davies drawing attention to that point and to the fact that bills were only to come before finance meetings. They had a minute to that effect.—Clerk: I think most of the Council were under the impression it was not a finance committee was concerned.— The Chairman asked if they meant to ratify their resolution. 'He was prepared to pay bills as they were brought on at the Council— Olerk: This is a contract and already approved of in$way.—Mi' J- Richards said other bills we^ approved in the same way.—Mr L. N. Powell thought a contract a different thing to a bill.—1Chairman: I rule according to the ad- vice of the Clerk. It does not come in the category of the resolution.—The motion was carried to pay the bill.—Mr L. N. Powell seconded.—Mr J. Richards aefeed that a note Pi his protest shorild be taJten witfc regard to it. it was contra 17 to the pf the" X>is- triot Council.— Mr*Richfirds received no sup- port from the other members. RAILWAY FACILITIES. Mr Gomer Harries drew attention to the need of train facilities in the Amman Valley for children attending the County School. He had seen the chairman of the Governors and had seen Mr Rees, the Supt., who said that owing to the war they could do nothing. —It was agreed to write again.
NUISANCES. Some discussion took place with regard to manure heaps on the side of the roads in agricultural districts. Some members urged that farmers should not, be allowed to have them on the road sides.—My L. N. Powell thought it would be hard on the farmers. They were not always nuisances and when they were not so they should not be interfered with.—Mr J. Richards, who said he had been a farmer himself, knew that there were pLaces where manure heaps were kept on the road sides that were nuisances. If they allowed a farmer to do it where it was not a nuisance it would be difficult to stop him where it was. He moved 'that they should make it a rule
that no one should be allowed to do it.—Mr Roberts thought that would be rather hard. He knew farmers who had been at pains to elcar away roadside nuisances and even to cut away nock, so as to place their manure heaps on v acant spots on the road side, and it had been absolutely no .nuisance whatever.—Mr Jta, Diavies did not think it was right to allow it.—iMr D. Davies also did not think it was right to give permission to anyone, and farmers had plenty of places in their fields for the purpose.—Mr J. Bevan declared that in his locaility tlicy were nuisances. He could mention several instances.—Mr Gomer Harris proposed that the Surveyors be instructed to get all manure heaps removed from the road- side.—A ullember: Farmyard manure.—Mr John Thomas seconded.—Sir L. N. Powell: It is different when they mix it with roadside earth.—Mr Jacob Davies That is different altogether.—Chairman: How can you dis- tinguish between them. Do you think it necessary to put it on the agenda.—Mr J. Richards: I think it is a rule now only that we tolerate it.—The motion was carried by TRM tiO FIVA n- HAULAGE AT LLANSAWEL. The Clerk said that in reply to their re- quest for payment by the County Council for damage to the district road by the haulage of stones for the County Council that body through their Clerk wrote declining to make such payment.—Mr Powell said the County Council held that we damaged their roads more than they damaged ours. There would be no end of applications if they entertained it. and the County Council could retaliate .on the District Councils.—Mr J. Richards moved that they 'should apply to Mr Griffiths, the local surveyor, for particulars.—Agreed. THE "RHYDCYMER AU BRIDGE, The Clerk stated that along with Mr Evan Davies, the chairman, he had attended a meeting at Llanybyther of the joint committee of the above bridge, when it was decided to prepare plans and estimates. The bridge would cost £ 300. The County Council would pay one-third, or not exceeding £ 100.—The Surveyor: Our contribution will be about the saime.—Mr D. Davies Any local contribu- tions made by the inhabitants.—The' Clerk said there was not, as the farmers of the locality said the bridge was not wanted as far as they were concerned, but it was only wanted for motor cars (laughter), and so they thought there should not be any local contri- bution. It was a small brook (added the Clerk) and they could drive through it ail most every day in the year, but motor, cars had been held up there for hours.—A Member Have you been held up (laughter).—Clerk: I have to go round myself.—Mr J. Richards: So you propose the adoption of the report (laughter).—The further cau;side-ratoln of the matter was held over until the plans, etc., were obtained.
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LLAtiDILO POLIUE COURT
LLAtiDILO POLIUE COURT. At the Llandilo Police Court on Saturday, before Mr Gwynne Hughes and Mr J. Picton, Deputy Chief Constable Evans submitted his a
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LLANDILO. THE engagement is announced of Mr Ipwis N. Powell, of Carreg Cenneri, Llandilo, to Eleanor Alice, only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Wronnacott, of TavistocK, Devon. THE TERRITORIALS —For the fifth Sunday in succession the Reserve Company of the fecal Territorials now in training at Llandilo under the command of Capt. Roberts and Lieut. Thomas visited a Nonconformist place, of wor- ship for Divine service. On this occasion the Penybank Independent Chapel was the place visited. The service was conducted by the Rev Stephen Thomas, the pastor. DON QUIXCTE.-The proceeds of the recent performance of Don Quixote by the Llandilo Amateur Operatic Society amounted to £ 25, and the following funds have benefitted by it: Llandilo Nursing Association, £2 10s; local Red Cross Branch, PlCl; Local Belgian Fund, £ 5 Local Territorials, f5. A reserve of a fw pounds has been kept in hanJ. A SMART WEDDING.—At the Parish Church 0n Tuesday the wedding of Mr Willie Griffiths. Cilcennen, and Miss Lily Parry, Castle Hotel, was celebrated, The bride was met at the church door by the ohoir, which preceded her up the aisle. She was in her father's arm and was dressed in grey with a hat to match and earned a lovely bouquet. The brides- maids were Miss Maggy Parry (sister), who was dressed in blue, and Mis« Gwenith (niece) in white. They earned baskets of pink carnations. The bride's mother was dressed in black. The best man was Mr Cliaries Hurley. The ceremony was performed by Archdeacon Williams, M.A., assisted by the Rev Arthur Jones. The service was fully choral, the hymns "The voice! that breathed o'er Eden" and "Oh Perfect Love" was sung. Mr Daniel presided at the organ and played a wedding march. Some 30 persons sat to breakfast. The bride was the receipient of a number of beautiful and useful presents. The happy pair spend their honeyniuoa at Bourne- mouth. KiNG HAROLD.—The historical cantata, King Harold, for soprano and tenor soli and chorus, was rendered on the 11th inst. at the Ðrilll iUaU by the members of the Church Choral Society, before a full house, under the conductorship of Mr P. R. Daniel, A.R.C.O. .The program opened with National Anthems by the orchestra. The choir numbered about 70 voices and the parts were well balanced. The opening chqrtis, "Long live the King. was well given. The part of Harold w
MANORDILO. CONCERT.—A very successful concert was held at the Schoolroom on the 4th inst., the proceeds being in a.id of the Belgian refugees. The room was crowded, and those who were present were well repaid, as the programme was an excellent one. The chairman was Mr John Richards. Glanrhyddsaf, who conducted in his usual genial manner. The accompanists were Miss Joseph and Miss Lloyd. The fol- lowing artistes took part im the concert: Miss Evans, Manordilo Miss Richards, Maerdy Mrs Hugh WiUiams, Llandilo; Mrs Harries, Pvle; Miss Jones, Council School; Messrs D. P. Davies, Llangadock Lister, Llandilo Abel Thomas, Trapp; D. Lewis, Llandilo; J. Fran- cis, Manordilo; and J. Williams, Llwynwain. 1.!a BELGIANS.— A meeting of the above com- mittee was held on the 10th inst. under the presidency of Mr Davies, C'wmivor. It was stated that;C13 had been received as proceeds of the last concert. It was decided to print a statement of accounts at the end of eix months,
Carmarthen borough i olice tonrt
Carmarthen borough i olice tonrt. The Carmarthen Borough Police Court was held on Monday before- the Mayor (Mr John Lewis), Mr W. Lloyd, Mr H. Howell, Mr T. Thomas, Mr D. Lewis and Mr J. B. Arthur. ^OW IN LODGING HOUSE. Cornelius Edwards, a soldier, a native of Carmarthen was charged by the N.S.P.C.C. with an assault on a child. Mr W. D. Williams, solicitor, who appeared tm behalf of the N.S.P.C.C., said that it was impossible to, charge the defendant with cruelty to the ohikl because he had not inten- ded to injure it. That, however, did not affect the question of assiault. If lie were to attempt to hit the Chairman of the Bench and acuailly hit another magistrate he would be guilty of an assault on tliait magistrate. Defendant apparently had been hit on the head with Q, frying pan and piked up a tea kettle to throw at another person in the room In so doing he actually scalded the child. Mrs Caroline Llewelyn, wife of Mr Samuel Llewelyn, said: I keep a lodging house at 28 Milll street. Mr and Mrs Dohenty had stayed there a ccAiple of months. Bettie Jones, the child in question is about 14 years old. I remember the 2nd Febrpary. Edwards came in drunk between 5 and 6 p.m. He did not lodge there. He came into the kitchen and sat by the fire. There were several others there. Mrs Doherty was frying some meat for supper. Edwards came in and sat by the fire. Mrs. Doherty told him to go home and nothake up the place of the people who lived there. A scuffle took place. Edwards pick- ed up the teapot and threw it at Mrs Doherty He cut her head open and scalded the child on the neck. Mrs Garah Doherty said she had stayed at the lodging house for four months. She gave corroborative evidence. Witness had to go to the Inrfimary for medical attendance The teapot was full of hot water. It was a, big teapot-ibi-ac-,r than a bowler hat on the table. Defendant said that Mrs Doherty hit him with the frying pan. P.C. Walters said that on the 2nd inst he was called to Mill street. The obiild had run out stating that she had been scalded. He rendered her first aid. Her back was all blis- tered. Dr Harries was sent for. The child was afterwards removed to the Red Cross Hospital. Witness saw the defendant after- wards. He was drunk. Defendant said that he could not get any peace from Mrs Llewelyn since he joined the Army. Her name was not Llewelyn at all, but Lufski. She was a German. Mrs Llewelyn: If I am a German I speaks the truth. Defendant said that lIe supposed it Was be- oausfa ahe waa an enemy of his country that she hated him sjinee he enlisted. He was con- tinually being annoyed by her. She asked him into the house to have a drink and when he got in the fourteen or fifteen people in the house 'kicked up a row, and he threw the kettle at one to defend himself. He would not wilftdly injure the child. He had child- ren of his own. The Bench fined the defendant ;)5. THEFT OF COAL. Mr Hurley, solicitor, Llandilo, appeared on behalf of the L. and N.W.R. to prosecute Mrs Elizabeth James, Mrs Margaret Rees and Mrs Sarah Jane Edwards for stealing coal. Detective Inspector J. A. Morgan, Wood's- row, Carmarthen, said that on the 21 Janu- ary he was on the premises of, the L. andN. W.R. Co. li-e saw the defendants enter the premises by the way of the level crossing at 1.10 p.m. They proceeded tOI the Loco depot where they filled their aprons full cf coal. The amount they took from the truck weighed 132 lbs He stopped tltem took possession of the coal and said that lie would report the matter to the L. and N.W.R. Co. Mrs Jones said that she hoped it would be overlooked this time. She added "Every time I come here you seem to catch me. My iiussUuid is in the Army, and -hà ye only 17s Gd a week to keep myself and three children on." Mrs Rees said "Let me off this time I won't came again." \jon,_jta;bk> ^XayailJ,. said that Elizabeth Jlamcs had been bound over for twelve months in April last for a similar offence. There wias no record against Sarah Jaaie Edwards. Mrs Rees had been previously convicted but of no offence of this kind. The Bench fined Mils James 5s; Mrs Rees 2s 6d; Mrs Edwards was discharged with a caution.
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SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FAMILIES ASSOCIATION INCLUDING ALL TERRITORIAL UNITS
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FAMILIES ASSOCIATION INCLUDING ALL TERRI- TORIAL UNITS. Sir,—I have pleasure in acknowledging the following; subscriptions received towards the above Fund:— Donation, Mayor's War Relief Fund, Car- marthen Borough: £300. Per Mrs Protheroe Beynon, Trewern: Whit- land Committee County War Fund, £10. Per Mrs Newland, Dolhaidd: Part proceeds St. Barnabas, Vel.indre, Penyboyr, Sunday School Eisteddfod, £ 3. From Mrs D. G. George: Half proceeds en- tertainment Newcastle Jsmlyn, £ 6 15s lOd. Mrs Herbert Williams. Llandyssui £4 9s 4d The Committee desire to express their grateful thanks to the Mayor of Carmarthen and his Committee for the very generous donation of R300 for the War Relief Fund towards this association which will be a most acceptable and valuable help towards the re- lief of dependants and families of men now serving in the Army. It was resolved to co- opt two members of the Mayor's War Relief Committee who will in future attend the fort- nightly meetings of the S. and S.F. Associa- tion. I The amounts collected by the vice-presi- dents in their various divisions as from the 4th August to 31st December amount to L766 13s 2d, as follows :— Carmarthen V.P. Mrs Spence Jones, Cwm- gwili, C114 16s 8d Llandilo: V.P. Mrs W. G wynne Hughes, Glancothi, zC175 13s lOd; Llandovery: V.P. Mrs Douglas Jones, Nant- yrhogfan, tl90 13s 7d; Whitland: V.P., Mrs Protheroe Beynon, Trewern, zC142 8s Id; Am- manford: V.P., Mrs Fisher, Wansbek, £76 19s; Newastle Ernlyn, V.P., Mrs Newland, Dolhaidd, £66 Is lid. These ladies are to be congratulated on the splendid record achieved especially in view of the fact that many collections for various good clauses were going on at the same time. The Llanelly Division financed itself from August to October 10th. From a Fund in hand since the Boer War, jE234 3s; per V.P. Lady Stafford Howard, zC432 2s Id; total, jE666 5s Id. Since October 10th this division is financed by the County Association. The number of cases dealt with since the beginning of the war to December 31st is as follows:—Llanelly Division, August to Oct., 261; October to 31st December 162; Carmar- then Aug. to 31st Dec., 272; Ammanford, do., 156; Llandilo, do., 33; Llandovery, do., 17; Whitland, do., 16; Newcastle Emlyn, do., 5; total, 922. The total of articles of clothing sent in for the month of January is as follows.:—Llan- gennech 84, Llanpumpsaint 53, Velindre 12, Cross Hands 20, Llandebie 7, Merthyr (Car- marthen) 4. Gorslas 26, Llanwinio 4, Velin- dre 18, Llanfihangel Abercowin 18, Llandilo 14, St. Clears 12, Llanarthney 5, Llanegwad 4, Amman.ford 30, Newcastle Emlyn 12. j Miss Hannah Jones, Tymawr, Brechfa, again sent a most useful parcel for the Belgians consisting of 1 quilt, 1 blanket, 1 sheet, 4 pillows and pillow cases. Yours truly, BEATRICE GWYNNE HUGHES. President. Tregeyb, Llandilo, 15th February, 1915. PRJXCE OF WALES NATIONAL RELIEF FUND. Sir,-I have much pleasure in acknowledging the following donations and subscriptions re- oedved towards the above Fund:- Brought forward £ 2,305 2 2 Subscription, Whitland District War Re- 1iief Fund, per Mr Rees Davies, secretary, i Whitland, £ 50. t Donation AbeTgwili Horti. and Agri. Show Society, per Mr J. D. Dempster, £ 15; prize money returned by Mr J. S. Clarke, Tynewydd 10s; do. Mr A. Thomas, Parkcwm, Talog road, 3s 6d. Velindre and Drefach Sports Cluib Com- mittee per Mr T. Jones, sec., Drefaoh, 95. Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to the Prince of WTailes National Re- lief Fund and sent to me direct or to Capital and Counties Bank, Llandilo. Yours truly, J. W. 1GWYNNE HUGHES, H.M. Lieut., Co. Carmarthen. Tregeyb, Llandilo. February 15th, 1915.
Carmarthen Board of GuardiansI
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. I The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Guildhall on Saturday. Mr J. Janes, Plas (chairman of the Board) presided. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that Divine service was conducted in the House on Sunday, 6th of February, by the Rev Waldo Lewis, B.A., Penuel Baptist Church. The number of in- mates in the House ctn the last day of the week was 64 against 75 for the corresponding week last year. The number of casual paupers relieved during the fortnight was 51 against 109 for the same period last year. Periodicals were kindly given to the inmates by Mr Thoe. Thomas, J.P., Harddfan. OUTDOOR. RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officers showed the amount of outdoor relief distributed dur- ing the fortnight to have been as follows:— First week: 677 persons relieved, being the same number as the corresponding week last year; expenditure, £ 104 5s 3d, an increase of JE4 16s 9d. Second week 674 persons relieved, a decrease of 5; expenditure, £ 88 6s 3d, an increase of 10s. A LOW BALANCE. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous Board-day to have been t396 9s Od. The Chairman said that it was an unusually low balance. The Clerk (Mr John Saer) said that since that balance had been struck a large sum. had been received from the County Council, THE INCREASED COST OF LIVING. A letter was read from the Pontypridd Unicn stating that they had decided on account of the increased cost of living to in- crease the allowances to paupers by 20 per cent. The Pontypridd Guardians asked that the same increase be panted to all their paupers resident in the Carmarthen Union, and they asked also that Carmarthen pauper's resident in Pontypridd be similarly treated. The 20 per cent. would, to simplify matters, be calculated tp the nearest sixpence or isfiilling. The Chairman said that they had dealt in a similar way with the Swansea paupers resi- dent here. He thought that they ought to do the same in this ease as well. Mr Llew. Morgan asked if they ought not to increase the expenditure on their own resi- dent paupers. He thought that exactly the same argument applied there. A sovereign now only purchased as much food as 15s would have purchased a few weeks ago, Rev A. Fuller Mills: I quite agree with you. At all events we ought not to seek to reduce the relief especially in eases of widows and children. They have to pay 59 per cent. more now for every article. Mr Stephens (Llanarthney): We have to ¡ consider the ratepayers on the other fade. They have to pay. Rev A. I1, Mollis: The farmers are doing pretty well some of them, especially in this town. Mr J. P. Lew is Al'i I Q l'e. the hea viest rate- payers in the country R, Davies (Mert-hyr): There is no class which is doing so well as the farmers, Mr J. P. Lewis said that the heaviest rate- were by no means the farmers. The heaviest ratepayers by far were the working classes. Rev A. F. Mills: The middle classes in the towns are feeling the pinch more than any others. The farmer is also doing very well. He likes to grumble a bit to get the bile off his stomach. It was decided to take each case on its nierits Advances were as a matter of fact made in several cases, although the Board adopted no definite rule. A CHILD ADOPTED. A letter was read from Inspector Idria Jones, of the N.S.P.C.C., asking the Board to adopt the boy, Wilfrid Williams, aged five years, now in the Cottage Home. The mother had been twice convicted of neglect, and the child was delicate as a result of neglect and exposure. Rev A. Fuller Mills moved, Mr Llewelyn. Morgan seconded, and it was unanimously agreed that the Board should assume parental control of the child. VISITOR'S REPORT. A report presented showed that Mr J. S. Williams had paid a surprise visit to the heuse and that he had found the house and the stores in good order. CONDOLENCE. The Chairman moved a vote of condolence with Miss H. A. Thomas, a me .it tr of the Board, on the recent death of her m )t, This was carried unanimously itl silence all the members rising to their feet.
By the Way
By the Way. Miss H. J. Jones—daughter of Mr William Jones—Lammas street—was one of the singers at a Red Cross concert in Llanelly last week. Mr E. Walter Rees, cashier at. the L. and P. Bank, Carmarthen, has been promoted to the post of manager of the Cardigan wranch. Mr Rees during his stay in Carmarthen has been prominently identified with the life of the town. He was a founder and secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society, and has also been A prominent member of the Golf Club. His departure is a real loss to the town. Mr M. T. Evans, B.A., the French master at the Grammar School, met with a serious aciidemt whilst cycling on Friday. He was thrown from has machine and dislocated his shoulder, besides sustaining other injuries. He is still unable to attend to his duties. Professor J. E. Lloyd, M.A., of Bangor. will deliver a lecture on "Llewelyn Fawr," under the auspices of the Cymmrodorion Society at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, to- night (Friday) at 8 o'clock. Professor Lloyd is an eminent AV-elsh historian and literateur and is in great demand as a lecturer through- out the Principality. The Society have been very fortunate in securing him to speak, and there will no doubt be a large attendance at the Guildhall to hear such a popular lecturer, who has attained such distinction as one of the most scholarly sons of Wales. The pro- ceedings will be interspersed with musical selections by local singers. According to a statement made at the County Education Committee, it appears that sewing mistresses are not paid their salaries until they apply for them. If there are no applications, then it is just a case of 'So! so l' There was some anxious enquiry at the Dis- trict Council on Saturday as to the identity of the individual who gave a schoolmaster 2s 6d as "conduct money" from Carwav to Car- marthen. The 2s 6d came not from the Coun- cil but from the "other side." Several per- sons in other cases have been similarly treated The best way is to ignore a subpoena in such a case. The Judge will not enforce a subpoena excent the conduct money is sufficient having regard to all the circumstances. "There is an election coming on, and per- haps we shall not be membess next year" said a member of the District Council on Saturday. If we fail in this war, we shan't have any District Councils, it might be added. It is hoped that the Bantams will be shortly. sent to the front. They are so pugnacious that if they don't get at the Germans, they'lt demolish each other. What is to be tli-e tmblem of the Welsh GuardsAlthough bards and students have .ffodih the "hoi polloi" and the -whom hoi swear bv the leek. The Red Dragon is suggested, but that does not meet the case. \Nhat is required is a companion for the Rose, the TWfe and the Shamrock. The Red Dragon would be as unsuitable as a goat for that purpose. An attempt is being made to "buy out" the vi-u ooraclemen. Is this not vandalism? Why must everything savouring of the past be wiped out? F The British Government has removed the embargo on the export of cocoa beans. We are quite willing to give the Gerans beans. Somebody has spread a report that the ixovernment wants no more recruits. This is quite inaccurate. Recruits are wanted as much as ever, but the subject has been so well put before the public, that it is taken for granted that everyone knows his duty. It is believed that several big firms of brokers have been hard hit by the fall in the price of flour. Some were actual,lv speculat- ing on flour going up to 80s a sack. As a mattei of fact the boom is over and some of the specula-toi-s have got "caught out in the cold.
Mr Thomas Farrow the Eminent Banker and Commercial Training
Mr Thomas Farrow, the Eminent Banker and Commercial Training. <>° with «» paper discuesioiTs! S"bjWt of To-day for many similar reasons the oroib- c"1,ma5' be better stated thus "What shall we do wivt hour boys and girls While we have no ready-made solution of an altavs difficult matter one fact can hardly be S paTSl UP°n the niinds of anxious pa i-enta. o/t.vl importance that the boy will l e !;+ of shorthand. This ? d W all commercial men—the PTMpechve employers of boys ami gWs of Swift, wlroFte an im- mastering the subject. It should be in thl hands of all ambitious boys and girls and nf dren at hemt. -Mr cost and trouble. Sta^r„ubleCM SU°h head: S.E. Fi-irtber partwulars w11 be f-ud in OUr a-clvertisement coJumns.
Preachers next Sunday at III Carmarthen Places of Worship UNIOX ST. IS DEPENDENT CHAPE, L*, Rev W. Thomas. Llanboidy. LAnlAS ST. IDEPENDENT CHAf'HL Rev D. Dyfnallt Owen (pastor). BABELL, PEXSARX. Cyfarfod Gweddd. BK-rHA,X-fA (C.Al.) Rev Thomas Francis, Hendro, T) ENC-LISH BAPTIST CHURCH. Her E. L. Thomas (Tabernacle). PRIORDY INDEPENDENT r-APfifo Rev E. Keri Evans, M.A. (pastor). ENGLISH WESLEYAX CHAPEL. Rev Vincent Tavlor, B.D. PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev W aldo Lewis. t> 8T* C M- CHAPEL. Swansea. L'N(III,ISFI eONGREGATIONAL CHURCJL p ev n. J. liMmas (pastor). ELIM. Rev D. Roberts (pastor), r? ZION PRESBYTE-RIAN CHURCH. Rev Arthur Hughes, B.A. (pastor). EflSNEZER WELSH WEBLEY AN OHAFEL. Rev J. Meiricm Williams (resident minister). 1915T OF ANNIVERSARY 8mVICES.
1915T OF ANNIVERSARY 8mVICES
March 21. —Bethaniia. April 2nd.—Babell, Pensarn. April 11.—Penuel. Sept. 19.—Bethania^ I j