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By the Way
By the Way. The secret of the popularity of the Budget is not far to seek. Everybody is delighted Lo know how hard it hit; somebody else. **« A proposal to employ female teachers in the boys' schools is Jikely to come before the Carmarthen Borough Education Committee (shortly. • •• The Lloyd George shell is going to drive the Germans back to Berlin. The private opinion of the Kaiser on L. G. would be worth listening to. Mr John Lewis;, Abergwili road, Carmar- then has dug out of his garden a potato 20ozs in weight which bears a startling resemblance to a Teddy Bear. Cattle have been sold off to such an extent in some parts of Pembrokeshire that the grass is growing three feet high in the1 pastures. There are no cattle to graze the fields. • «# The Carmarthenshire" teachers at a meeting held at Carmarthen on Saturday decided to ask for a war bonus of £10 a year for all grades, certificated and uncertificated. ..11 Mr John Williams, who was congratulated on his reappearance on tho St. Clears Bench on Tuesday, is in his 86th year, and is a good deal more active than many men 30 years his junior. There is no doubt a scarcity of water in the Carmarthen reservoir but the question is Has any been saved by the present vexatious method of turning it off? The present system has produced the maximum of irritation with the minimum of utility. *•* Col. Claude. C.B., lecturing at New Brighton on Monday, said that with fair duck he believed the Allies would be able to drive the Germans back to the Rhine in two months. Heoolrievedthat the end of the war would come as a complete surprise: A big recruiting effort is to be made all over the Kingdom next Saturday. After that, the Government will have to decide whether it considers the Army big enough or is going in for Conscription. Saturday next probably marks the end of the Voluntary tem. *«» At a meeting of the Senate of Aberystwyth College held on the 27th ult., various scholar- ships. were awarded. Moieties of the Sir Alfred Jones (Carmarthen Bono Scholarship) were gran/ted to Winifred Ann Isaac and Sarah Winifred Jones, both of Carmarthen County Girlts School. *#• It was stated at St. Clears on Tuesday that a certain defendant had offered to fight (1) the best man in the county for £5 (2) either of the- policemen or (3) both the policemen. This kind of thing sounds funny enough but this is exactly the frame of mind in which the Kaiser started the war. ••• "I don't want anybody to beat my children. I can beat them myself" said a mother at St. Clears Court on-Tuesday. This speech be- trayed a two-fold objection to the assault. In the first place it was an injury to the child, and in the second plaice it was an infringement of the maternal prerogative. *#* There have been mysterious disappearances of periodicals from the reading-room of the Literary and .Scientific Institute, in King st., Carmarthen, thiis week. "John Bull," "T.P.'s Weekly," "Truth," and "Chamber's Journal" diÍsafiPCrared the same day. Some- body has a good taste in literature. Major-General Mclntyre, O.B., will visit Carmarthen on Thursday, October 7th, at 2.30 p.m., and will address a meeting of those interested in the formation of a Corps of Motor Volunteers in the County. Similar Corps have been organised in other counties, and it is hoped that all motorists iin the county wilt attend to meet General Mclntyre. **• At a &pec al meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council on Monday night it wos decided to make an effort to reduce the expense of public lighting by extinguishing the lamps added during the last few years. This will probably mean a reduction of 25 peir cent in the bill. A sub-committee was appointed to decide which lamps are to be "douted." Karl Peters, the well1 known German ex- plorer, says that an equilibrium between England and Germany is as impossible as between Rome and Carthage. We quite agree. The Romans in the end wiped out Carthage BO thoroughly that antiquarians are not quite certain where it stood. If this is to be a Rome and Carthoge business, then Germany is going to play the part of Carthage. In connection with the evening, classes which open next Tuesday at Carmarthen Grammar School, it is interesting to note that type- writing—a subject inddspensible for clerks— has been added to the list. The other subjects cover the ordinary English and Commercial courses. Now that life is 'being taken more seriously it is to be hoped that the classes wiDl attract numerous pupils. At the meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council on Monday night, it was reported that steps were .being taken to fill the vacancy caused by the departure from the town of Mr T. Evans, the former deputy Town Clerk. Arrangements will, it is hoped, be made to have the Corporation workmen paid every Friday by one of the clerks of the N.P. Bank the manager of which (Mr J. Arthur Jones) is the treasurer. The question of affecting economy by dis- charging some of the workmen cropped up at a meeting of the Carmarthen Corporation on Monday night. The members were divided in opinion, and it was toft to the Surveyor to recommend to a future meeting the names of those who should be discharged. If the Sur- veyor declines this invidious task, the matter will either be dropped or the members will have to assume the responsibility themselves. An enjoyable musical "at home" was held in Mrs Colby Evans's drawing-room at No. 3; Guildhall-snare on Wednesday last, Sept. 29. in aid of the Serbian Relief Fund. The airranigementsi, which included tea and a well selected musical programme, were carried out by the Misses Olive Thomas, Tessa Brockiie, Lottie Davies and Nesta and Betty Colby Evans. The prooeedsi, including a donation of 10s from Mr Evan Jones, Green Bank, amounted to £4 10s, and this aim has been forwarded to the treasurer of the Serbian Relief Fund. The programme was as follows —Pianoforte solo, "Impromptu" (Chopin), Nesta Evans; song (violin obligato). "The Garden Home," Betty Evans; piano solo (Matedowell), Olive Thomas song, "Orpheus with his Lute," Betty Evans; violin solo, Tf??: 5rC„v„e; song!, "Simon the Cellerer," Mr C. Evans; French song, B. Evans, Olive Thomas, (Lottie Davies, Tessa Brockie piano- forte solo (Macdowell), Olive Thomas; song, "Bird of Love Divine," Betty Evans; violin solo. (Schumann), Tessa Brockiepianoforte fcolo (Coleridge Taylor), Nesta Cblby Evans chorus, "TiHI the boy come home"; "God save the Kin."
Presentation to Mr David Rowlands Kidwelly
Presentation to Mr David Rowlands, Kidwelly. A complimentary dinner was given on Saturday the 28th September at the CaLle inn to Mr Dabi'd Rowlands to signalisu his election to the presidential chair of the Unity Ol I writes. Mr Rowlands has through perse- verance and sheer merit had several honours bestowed on him in the course of his career. A few years ago he enjoyed the unique dis- tinction of being the first working man to till the civic chair of his native borough and now he has the honour of being the first Kidwelly man to preside over the destinies of that im- portant order of Friendly Societies, the South Wales Unity of Ivorites. He is the secretary cif the Mair Sant Lodge of Ivorites. whose headquarters are at the New Inn, and it was the brethren of this lodge who initiated the celebration which took place on Saturday. Aftei" the dinner, which was served up in Hostess John's best style and to which some 70 members and friends sat down, a meeting was held at which speeches eulogistic of the evening's guest were delivered and a presen- tation of a roll top desk made. Mr W. Williams. Tycoch, a trustee of the Mail- Sant Lodge, presided at the postprandial proceedings, and a very happy chairman he made. CUr Rowlands, he said, was the only Ivorite in the Three Cbmmott's district to be elevated to the high position of president of the Unity, and the members felt they could not allow" the occasion to pass without doing something to celebrate the event. The old members were especially glad that the celebra- tion included a dinner as it brought back to their minds the annual dinner held on AVhit- Monday which, up to about 15 years ago, was an event of some importance in Kidwelly. He was glad to see so many of the older breth- ren present. He noticed especially Mr J. S. Thornburn. of LI a nelly, and Mr Richard Malipbant, who had come aU the way from Briton Ferry, to show their regard for their respected brother and secretary (applause). The roll-top desk which was to be presented to Brother Rowlands would hot only be useful to him. but it would be handed down to his children as evidence of the esteem with which their father had 'been held. He concluded with best, wishes for their guest during the coming year. May he be given strength to carry out the responsible duties of his exalted position and may his efforts result in extend- ing the influence o,f the Unity (applause). iMr T. B. Walters, secretary of the Presen- tation Committee, -sang in good style "Baner ein Gwlad," which was well received. Mr J. S. Thornburn who said he was 72 years of age, and had been a member of the Mair Sant Lodge for 52 years, was glad to see such a large number present to honour their worthy secretary (applause) It was a good thing to meet together occasionally and he regretted that the custom of holding the annual "turn-out" had fallen into disuse. He urged all the members to be true to their colours, to stick together and stand to it to the last (applause). Their lodge had seen some hard times, but things would improve. He hoped to be a member until death. There were too many "rodneys" among the young people many of whom trusted to compensation instead of making their own provision against sickness by joining a friendly society. He wished success to their officers and begged young men to join the lodge and keep up their club so that they might have something to bury them (laughter and ,applause). Mr Harries, Pontvates (Chairman of the District) expressed his pleasure at seeing so many present to honour Bro. Rowlands on his election to the presidential chair of the Unity. He had come there to take part in the rejoicings. He hoped young men would emulate Bro. Thornburn, who was animated with the right spirit. He could assure those who held back because* they were afraid that there was something wrong with the conduct if the societies that their fears were utterly unfounded. He would impress on young people the importance of early attachment to a friendly society (applause). The Mayor (Aid. T. Reynolds) said he was pleased to be present to show honour to Bro. Rowlands whose elevation to the chair of the Unirty was not only an honour to himself but allso to his native town of Kidwelly (hear, hear). He and Mr Rowlands had been brought up side by side, and he could speak well of him. This was not the first time that their guest had had honours conferred on him and he (the Mayor) trusted it would not be the last. He hoped that he would go forward and that God would give him the strength to carry out his new duties satisfactorily and to hand on unsullied the insignia of office to his successor (applause). At this stage a telegrom from Mr W. B. Jones, Llanelly, was read expressing regret at his inability to attend. Mr Dd. Davies, one of the trustees of the Mail" Sant Lodge, was glad to see so many from a distance come to give honour where it was due. Bro. Rowlands, as secretary of the lodge, had given every satisfaction to the lodge and Unity. They had reason to believe that he would carry out the duties of hi& new position with equal satisfaction (hear. hear). He considered Bro. Rowlands!' election an honour not only to the Maiir Sant Lodge but also to the ancient borough of Kidwelly (applause). In the days gone by, in the days referred to by previous speakers, when their annual turn-out was an event of local import- ance, Ivoritisni was flourinshing in the town. It was not quite so flourishing to-day, but there was no cause for discouragement. Let everyone do his fbest and success would be assured. He hoped that one result of that meeting would be an acquisition of members to the local lodge. He wished Bro. Rowlands every success in his capacity as president of the Unity (applause). Mr John Evans. Islwyn, Mynyddygarreg, said he held Mr Rowlands all the highest re- spect and he was glad to find that the mem- bers of the Mair Sant Lodge had shown their appreciation of his services. More of the earnestness shown by Bro. Thornburn was needed. The fact that Mr Rowlands was a working man made his elevation a greater honour than if he had belonged to a higher class in society. He hoped that he would climb to still greater heights and that he would fill the ehaiir as well as he had fulfilled his other positions of trust. God bless him (appause). Mr Richard Malipbant, a former trustee, said he had come down all the way from Briton Ferry to show respect to Bro. Row- lands, who had gone up the ladder rung by rung until lie had reached the top. He had already been Mayor of Kidwelly, and he hoped he would be as great a success as president of the Unity as lie had been in that honoured position (applause). Mr John Walters. Wesley terrace, who joined' the society at the age of 16 and was now over 70 years of age. joined in the con- gratulations1. Hedeplbred the dropping of the annual "turn-outs." Bro. Rowlands was the sixth secretary of the lodge whom he re- membered. His elevaition Unity president was an honour to the Ivorites of Kidwelly, All members should attend lodge meetings. and not leave the conduct of meetings to the officers. He wished Bro. Rowlands the best success and a long life (cheers). P.S. J. W. Johns had pleasure in joining ing the proceedings organised in honour of Biro. Rowlands who, as secretary of the lodge, has carried out his duties as well as any pro- fessional accountant. He had reason to be- lieve that the books, were admirably kept, while the expenses were kept very low indeed. No society in the town was on a sounder finan- cial basis. In fact he could assure young men who were thinking of joining a friendly society that the Mair Sant Lodge was one of the best clubs in the town, and no other was more economically managed. He offered his con- gratulations to Bro. Rowlands on his attain- ing the highest honour in the Unity, and he hoped he would be spared for many years to continue his splendid services as secretary to the lodge (applause). Mr W. Loosmore said he was glad to be pre- sent as a Councillor to do honour to Coun. Rowlands, whom he. wished every possible success (applause). Mr John Morgan said he and Mr Rowlands had been boys together, an dhe wa", glad to receive the invitation to be present that even- ing. The members of the Mair Sant Lodge should be proud of the name Mair Sant as it meant Mother of Christ. There was no better man in Kidwelly than Mr who, he felt sure, would fill the presidential chair with ability (applause). A humorous song by Mr Edmund Cote was much enjoyed, the audience heartily joining in the chorus. Mr Jos. Wild, trustee of the Lodge, gave an I iiiieresxing and detailed account of Ivoritisni in Kidwelly. The Mair Sant Lodge was Started at Tyueh-a in 1836 thriugh the gener- osity of an'old lady. Mrs Wild (an ancestor of the speaker), who gave a sum of money to establish a branch of the Ivorite Society which was then beginning to make its influence felt in Carmarthenshire. The next lodge-room was at the Bl'ack Horse in Lady street, from whence it was removed to the New Inn, the present location of the lodge. The following had held omce as secretary: Mr Dd. Harries. Rev Jones (Cape Sul), Mr Hy. Jones (son of the latter), Mr D. Charles (who held it for 30 years), Mr D. Morris, and Mr Dd. Rowlands. Tho. office of "Cofnodydd' had been held suc- cessively by Mr 11-ni. Wild. Mr John Wild, and Mr J os. Wild (hear, hear). The annual "turn-out" of the club was a great event, the members appearing in white trousers, white gloves—the officers bearing imposing looking swords. This took place on Whit-Monday, and the folloii-ixig day was devoted to "beat- ing the boundary." The whole of the week was oljserved as a holiday. The town gave itself over to hilarity. There were only 10 lvorirte lodges in Carmarthenshire in '1836. ThaJt of ierryside was founded in 1839. From the date of the establishment no member of the Mair Sant Lodge had occupied the chair of the Unity, and Bro. Rowlands was to be warmly fe-lic ted on having achieved that honour (applause). Bro. D. Rowlands, who was received with applause, gave a 61hortsketoh of the history of the lodge during his secretaryship. He attributed the success which lie had achieved as secretary to following the advice if his pre- decessor "Treat all brothers alike." He claimed that the lodge was second to none iin the town. Its present value was equivalent to £ 13 per member. They wanted more young bioo-ci and their ranks would receive the neces- sary ,additions if each member did his dutv (applause). Mr Gwilym Thomas, next gave a splendid rendering of "Dear Wales" Mr D. 0. Jones said that he had come into contact with Mr Rowlands in variousc capa- cities in the town and lie had invariably found him straightforward_ and fearless in the ex- pression of his opinions on all questions. It was a change to take part in a function of that nature in this time of war. He noticed Mr Rowlands' son in khaki, and lie thought that when he was .fighting his share on the battle-field the memory of that meeting would spur him on to do his duty as his father had done in the various spheres in which he had been engaged (applause). He offered his warmest congratulations to Mr Rowlands fa the honour he had attained (applause). Mr S. H. Evans was proud to be present. He had been associated their guest in different ways and had served as his deputy when he was Mayor. The speaker deprecated the term "working man" as if it signified 11,9 someone of an inferior grade of society. The working classes were the mainstay of the nation and of its fighting forces.to-dav (hear. hear). Bro. Rowlands had always had the courage of hiiis conviction, and it was because of his unbending nature that he was occupy- ing his proud position now. He thought that the annual "turn-out" had strengthened the lodge considerably. He thought a personal canvass of young men would have the desired result to-day. The Insurance Act should not be blamed for the apathy displayed by many young men. He had been able to be present with difficulty to show honour to their re- spected fellow-townsman (applause). The presentation was made by Bro. Jos. Wild who hoped the recipienet would find the desk of service- Shaking Bro. Rowlands warmly by the hand, Bro. Wild said: I wish you health, I wish you wealth, I wish you golden store. I wish you Heaven after death, What can I wish you more? (applause). Bro. Rowlands on rising to respond was greeted with much cordiality. He thanked Bro. Wild for his very kind remarks and all those who had subscribed towards the gift. He never thcvugllfb he would be the recipient Off such a valuable present. The desik would be very useful to him and when sitting at it he would be reminded of the kind friends who had given it. With reference to the remarks, made concerning his soldier son, remarks which he deeply appreciated, he would urge his son, if he were sent forth to meet the foe, to do his duty fearlessly for King and Coun- try (applause). Hie gift he would hand on to his son, who would treasure it for what it represented (hear, hear). The coming year was an important year in the history of Ivoritisni. out he would do his best to carry out his responsible duties. To the presenta- tion committee and all who had subscribed, he would say "Thank you. very much." IMr Dl. Phillips at this juncture read the following verses of his own composition, which were loudly applauded :— Gweithiwr alcan heddyw ddringodd Risiau i anrhydedd mawr Dringwn ninnau yn ei gamrau Dros y llwybrau tua'r wawr, Heno'n deulu ymgynullwn Yma i ddymuno'n dda I'r Cyn-Faer o dre Cydweli Rhoddwn iddo Hip Hurrah" Anrhydeddu y Cynghorwr Fynnwn heddyw yn yr wyl Aeth i Gadair fawr Iforiaicl Y mae'n haeddu Ilawn hwyl, Llywydd cadarn llawn o synwyr Ydyw Rowlands hirben iawn Clod i dref Cydweli ydyw Gwron yw o ddoniau'r llawn. Mr Hy. Wilkin,s said that no man in Kid- welly or indeed Carmarthenshire was more deserving of the honour conferred on him than Mr Rowlands. He had known him from boyhood and he had always found him the same. He congratulated the Ivorites of Wales on their choice of president. They in Kidwelly had already shown what they thought of him iby choosing him Mayor (hear, hear). Workmen were eoniinar to the f roiit, they had made themselves felt in Kidwell], He had known Mr Rowlands as a feilow- workmen, .as a trade unionist, and as a town councillor, and in all capacities he was the in same plain spokesman, while a.s a man he was a gjenius. Mr Rowlands was the, son of a Shoemaker; lie (the speaker) was the grand- son of a shoemaker, which perhaps accounted' for the attachment of one to the other (laughter). He wished Mr Rowlands still higher honours; he might yet be the father of a V.C., the highest of all honours (applause). In any case he sincerely hoped that the flag of victory would lie floating over the land before the completion of liiis year of office (applancs). Specially composed stanzas by Mr Jas. Jones (P ere nog) were here read and evoked applause. Mr F. B. Walters, secretary of the Presen- tation Committee, spoke of the pleasure it had given him to assist in the arrangements. The expenses were met out of the subscript tions, and not a penny of the lodge f,undts were used. He hoped he would find the desk very useful. As one who had audited the books of the lodge many times he oousld speak of the admiiralile manner in which they were kept. The funds of the lodge were in a satisfactory Condition. On the Sttafte siide they had been able to invest ZCIOO in the War Loan. He urged the young mombers to attend the lodge meetings and then perhaps some of them might be similarly honoured. The desk would be handed down to posterity as evidence of tine esteem in which Bro. Rowlands was re- garded by his contemporaries (hear, hear). He hoped God would bless him and give hinj long Me (applause). Mr Daniel Tlipmas, Pendre, added his con- gratulations to those of the previous speakers Talent and character and not wealth had brought the honour to Bro. Rowlands, who had worthily filled the mayoral chair of the ancient borough. The present honour was more important that that associated with the mayoralty. He felt certain that the duties of president would be satisfactorily discharged by Bro. Rowlands, who wasi a. fluent speaker in both languages'. By honouring him they were honouring themselves. May he still go higher (applause). A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Miss John for the excellence of the catering, and the Chairman was also warmly thanked for his services. The Chairman briefly responded, and the successful proceedings terminated with the singing of 'God save the King."
Stitch in Time
Stitch in Time. There is an old saying "A stlffcch iii time garew nine" and if upon the first fymptome of anything being wrong with our health we weie to resort to somo simple but proper means of correcting thfe miøci91 t rine-tentba of the suffering that invades our homes would be avoided. A dofle of 0 vilym Evans, Quinine Bitters taken wlen y )u feel the least bit out of eorts is just th-t 'stitch in time." You can fet Gwiljrm E "ans' Qiunine Bitters at any Chemists or Stoiao in bottles, 2s 8d and 48 6d aaoh, but nwnen.ber that the only guarantee of geniiinei %s is the name "Gwilym Evans" ou tile la. CI, stamp am* bottle, without which aona i ? genuine. Sole Proprietors: Quinine Bitters. hnutMturlnjl Company, Lirtii PaneUy, Houih Wa.le
Mrs Bolton, Elm House, Laugharne, re- ceived telegraphic information on Tti-escfi v from the War Office stating that ilier son, lieutenant Ritso N. Bolton, of the Royal Field Artillery, had been wounded. Lieut. Boliton. who is the eldest son of Colonel Bolton, H.M. Indian Forces, has .been on active service since the early days of the war,
Obituary. MR T. OWES. Mr Thomas Owen died at his residence in Pensarn on Saturday. The deceased, who was 35 years of age, had been employed as a lampman on the G.W. Railway. He had been in ill-health for the last eight months. He is .survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter. The funeral took place on Tuesday at Abergwili Independent Chapel. The Rev S. Evans. of Babell (of which the deceased was a faithful member), the Rev Geo. Evans (Pensarn), and the Rev D. Williams (Aber- gwih) officiated. The mourners included: Mr J. Owen, Pensarn (brother); Mrs Jones, Cockeitt. and Mrs Thomas, Maesteg (sisters). The funeral was largely atttended.
The Churches. The Rev Arthur Hughes, minister of Zion Presbyterian Church, Carmarthen, will, it is expected, shortly receive a commission as Chaplain to the Welsh Army Corps. Migis Emily Hunter, Extension Lecturer of the Sunday School Union, will address two special lecture conferences on Sunday School Reform at the Tabernacle, Carmarthen, next Monday. At 4 pm. her subject will be "From Childhood to Youth" and at 7.30 p.m. "The teacher: his personality and training." The Mayor will preside. Pary-y-velvet Unitarian Chapel, Carmar- then, is to be re-opened on Sunday, October 10th, after renovation. The Rev Philemon Moore, B.A., the minister, will conduct the services, and the Rev T. P. Spedding, London will preach. The fololwing day the quarterly meetings of the S.E. Wales U niltarian Asso- ciation will be held in the chapel. The half-yearly services which were to be held at Babell, Pensarn, on Sunday, have been postponed owing to the special preacher being unable to fulfil his engagement. The Rev liar Edwards, curate of St Peter's Church. Carmarthen, preached at the Har- vest Thanksgiving Services at St Bennett's Welsh Church, St Paul's Churchyard, Lon- don, on Sunday last. The Rev E. Aldred Williams. vicar of Golden Grove, occupied the pulpit of St Peter's Church, Carmarthen, on Sunday evening. Mr Williams was formerly senior curate at St. Peter' The Rev W. J. Arter, who preachel at the Anniversary services at Bethesda Welsh Wiesleyan Chapel, Kidwelly, last week, is the new superiufendent of the Llanelly Welsh Wesleyan circuit, which comprises the churches of Llanelly, Pembrey and Kidwelly The rev gentleman came to Llanelly from Car diff. where he was stationed for four years. He is a native of Trerddol, Aberystwyth. Union Street Sunday School. Carmarthen, held its usual quarterly meeting on Sunday last. the 26th ult., when a most interestiig programme was gone through. The meeting was presided over by Mr J. Harrison Evans, the able superintendent of the Sunday school. The following took part:—Recitation's, Ohven Morgan, Vera Oliver. Cattie Evans and Miss El uned Phililips solos: Phillys Jones, Hud a Jones, Hetty M. Jones, Olwen Jones, Misses May Jones and Eluned Phillips, and Mr W. Thomas; pianoforte solo, Norah .) onos. The children sang several times under the con- ductiirsliip of Mr Ben Stephens (who went through his work in a most creditable man- ner), and Mr W. Thomas took them through the Gymanfa Catechism. The Choir, con- ducted by Mr D. N. Jones, gave two render- ings. The aecaiiipamsts. were Miss Gwlalys Evans and Miss Dyer. Melus moes etto.
Carmarthen Borough Education Committee
Carmarthen Borough Education Committee. APPLICATION FOR FRIDAY EXEMPTION The Rev D. J. Thomas presided at the monthly meeting of the Carmarthen Borough Education Committee on Tuesday. RESIGNATION. Miss A. D. Jenkins resigned her post as assistant teacher at Quay street School, and it was decided to advertise for a successor. APPLICATION REFUSED. Mr T. Davies wrote asking the Committee to allow his boy (aged 13 years and 7 months) to miss school every Friday; the boy would be taking the place of one of the men who was fighting for his country. The Attendance Officer (Mr Cairns) sub- mitted a report showing that the boy had missed eight successive Fridays lately. Rev W. D. Rowlands: Who is this DaviesY The Clerk: Lipton's manager. Mr Holmes said that if they allowed this, half the boys in town would want to go. Mr Richards said that he did not think they could allow it. There were many other boys who were wanted to take the place of men tat the fromi. Mr Holmes: Let him apply for a labour exemption. ACCORDING TO SCALE. Miss S. R. Lewis and Miss James n;;lt.d; he Committee to increase their salaries of £ 4-3 as supplementary teachers at the Model School. The Board decided to do nothing as the salaries were according to scale. TENDERS FOR FUEL. Mr T. Bland Davies tendered as follows for the winter months: Nuts, 30s Id; cobbles. 28s 6d firewood, 30s per ton. For the summer the prices would be 29s Id, 27s 6d, and 28s 6d. Mr D. Jones tendered as follows for the j winter months: Anthracite, 29s; soft, 30s 7d, per ton; firewood, Is od owt. The prices for summer would be Is 6d a ton less. The Committee accepted Mr Davies' tende,r for the hard coal, and Mr Jones' for the soft coal and the firewood.
Rheumatism and Kidney Trouble
Rheumatism and Kidney Trouble. FREE TREATMENT. Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the system that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, and this acid is mostly the cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, stone, gravel and dropsy. The success of Estora Tablets for the treatment of rheumatism and other forms of kidney trouble, is due to the fact that they restore the kidneys to healthy action, and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, which necessarily removes the ill-effects that spring from it, and have curred numberless cases after the failure of all other attempted remedies, which accounts for them fast superseding ont-of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyond all but the wealthy. To prove Estora Tablets full warrant their descrip- tion an honest lemedy at an honest price-onc fnll box of 40 tablets will be sent to readers of the "Carmarthen Weekly Reporter" as a free sample on receipt of this notice and 3d in stamps to cover postage, packing, etc. Sold .by chemists, Is lid per box of 40 tablets or 6 boxes for 6s. For full box sample, address Estora Co., 132 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.
CARMARTHEN RED CROSS HOSPITAL
CARMARTHEN RED CROSS HOSPITAL. The Secretary acknowledges with many thanks, gifts of vegetables', fruit, eggs etc., from the following :—Rev C. Chidlow Mrs Howell, Penbigwm Miss Protheroe Lord Dynevor; Mr Stepney Gulston Christ Church Harvest Thanksgiving; Llanarthney Harvest Thanksgiving Mr Forbes, Llysonen; Mrs Davies, Furnace terrace Mr Williams, Thorn hill; Miss E. Howell; Rev T. Lewis, Lam- peter Velfrey; Mrs Hadyn Williams; St. Peters Parish; Mr G. H. Thomas, Llanfiihan- gell
LLANDILO. WEDDING.—A pretty wedding was solemn- ised on Wednesiday last at the Taibemaele Chapel, The contracting parties were Pte. J. H. Owen, of the 2/1 th Welsh, and Miss Annie Jones, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jones, of Goilan Goch, Llandilo. The Rev D. P. Roberts, M.A., B.D., the 'bride's pastor, officiated1. Pte. Owen obtained leave of s^V seiice for the occasion. Hp Wivs formerly em- ployed by Mr D. Pritchard Davies, plumber and e The bride, was attired in a costume of cream serge and cream silk hat to match. Her two bridesmaids were attired ill navy costumes and black hats, The duties of best man were carried out by Pte. Rogers, of the 4th W^eslh. The wedding breakfast was partaken of, at tho residence of the bride's parents.
ICarmarthen Borough Police Court I
I Carmarthen Borough Police Court. ) The weekly Borough Police Court was held at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Monday before the Mayor Mr John Lewis), Mr \Y. Spurrell, Mr Hy. Howell, Mr James. Davies, Mr E. Colby Evans. Mr T. Davies. POOR RATES EXCUSED. Mr A. W. Owen, assistant overseer, brought up a few cases of persons whom he asked to be "excused" paying the poor rates. One was a woman in Priory street who paid R12 a year rent. Mr H. E. Blagdon Richards said that the woman ought to live in a less expensive house. Mr Owen said that if the woman left the house she would probably go to the Wo'rk- house. The Bench excused the ratepayer in ques- tion. Mr A. W. Owen also brought up the cose of five Belgian refugees who resided at Rhyd- ygorse. The overseers had no power to ex- cuse them. The Bench excused these also. DOG TO BE DESTROYED. William Thomas, the licensee of the Three Salmon Hotel, was charged with keeping a savage dog not under proper control. P.C. Daniel Davies said that on the 18th inst at 10 p.m. when passing the Three Salmon Hotel lie saw a rough coated dog rushing out of the passage in a. ferocious manner. The dog jumped at a little girl named Vivian Rogers. The dog knocked her down and bit her on the thigh. She was truken to Mr Lloyd, the chemist, and the wound dressed. j Witness spoke to Mrs Thomas and told her what had happened. She said "I can't make out what is the matter with the dog. He does not touh our children." Defendant said that the dog never bit any- body except they were chasing him. P.C. Davies said that the child was not chasing the dog. P.S. Jones said: On November 20th. 1914, in consequence of a Complaint received from Mr Skinner, of Glanant road, respecting this dog I called on the defendant and told him of the complaint. I also told him to keep the dog under proper control'. Defendant said "He does not touch our ohidren." P.C. Lodwiick sajid that on the 16th June, 1915, a boy named Trevor Taylor complained that lie had been bitten by the dog of the Three Salmon. The marks of the teeth were vis-ilble on the chest. Witness took the boy up to the Three Salmon. The boy identified the dog. Witness told defendant that he would have to keep the dog under control. Defendant said that he was away at the time. Head Constable Mayall said that he had shown by evidence that the dog was of a savage disposition previously. Under the cir- cumstances he asked for an order for the destruction of the dog. Defendant said that the dog was destroyed. The Head Constable said that there was no evidence that the dog was dead. Such statements were often made. If it after- wards turned out that the dog was not dead, it would be necessary to apply to the court for an order again. The Bench made the order for the destruc- tion of the dog and also for the payment of the costs.
CARMARTHEN VT CORPS
CARMARTHEN V.T. CORPS. Orders for the week ending Sept. 9th. 1915. Drills and Route Marching— Sunday. Oct. 3rd: Parade in Market, 2.30. Thursday, Oct. 7th: Parade in Market, 3. Saturday, Oct. 9th: Parade, Cattle Market, at 3 o'clock. Saturday, Oct. 2nd: Parade in Cattle Mar- ket at 3.30, to march to Guildhall Sq., for recruiting meeting. All members who can are to parade so as to help the Recruiting Officers. Employers are requested to give their men leave of ab- sence for one hour. R i,fte R ange- Oct. 4, at 7.30: H. S. Holmes, E. J. Andrews Oct. 6, at 7.30: C. E. Davies, D. J. Davies. Oct. 7, at 2.30: Prof. Moore, A. J. Jonrs. Oot. 7, at 7.30: W. Spurrell, W. L. Jones. Oct. 8, at 7.30: Wright Davies. D. Thi mas Signalling Section: Members- wish ug to join must send in their names at once to the lion. secretary C. Haydn Williams). Lieut. Col. F. D. Williams-Drummond, Officer Commanding.
MAYORS BELGIAN1 REFUGEES FUND
MAYOR'S BELGIAN1 REFUGEES FUND. Penuel Baptist Chapel: £ 15. Priordy Congregational Church: t4. Parish of St. Peters: £ 4. Zion Presbyterian Chvrch £ 2. Elim Chapel: X2. English Baptist Church RI 10.s. Union street Chapel: El 10s. MAYOR'S RELIEF IN BELGIUM FUND. Elim Chapel: ztl.
Llanarthney Parish Council
Llanarthney Parish Council. A meeting of the Llanarthney Pari sh Council was held in the Vestry, Porthyrhyd, on Monday evening. September 20th, nt 7 p.m. Mr T. Williams (vice-chairman) occu- pied the chair and there were also present: Messrs G. Main waring, H.. Samways, R. Jones L H. Williams, J. Williams. W. Williams, T. Davies (Pantylbedw), T. Davies (Tyrefail). J. Davies; together with the Clerk and Assistant Overseer (iMr T. Evans, Garnfawr). POOR R ATE EXEMPTIONS. A few small householders had applied to the overseers for excusal from paying their half year's rate owing to humble circum- stances. Most of them had been before the Council on previous occasions and. had been excused by the Carmarthen Bench of Magis- trates. The list was taken individually, and after most careful consideration of the merits of each case, it was unanimously resolved to again recommend their excusal to the proper authorities. The wicket gates lately erected on the Llwyndu footpath were approved, and a cheque was ordered to be drawn in favour of the contractor for the amount due. THE FLOODS. The whole Council were requested to meet the District Council Surveyor at Cefneithin on the following Wednesday evening, to con- sider what improvement could be carried out to prevent the floods of rain water from damaging the roadway in that neighbourhood MAGISTERIAL DIFFICULTIES. The motion of Mr T. Davies, (Pantybedw) with regard to the need of Justices of the Peace resident in the Parish was then brought forward. In the discussion which followed attention was drawn to the follow- ing facts:—In Llanegwad, a. much smaller parish, there are three J.Ps. In Llanarth- ney there is only one in the North Ward and not one in the South Ward, which is very thickly populated and a mining district. A widow of a soldier, killed in action, was lately compelled to travel all the way to Carmar- then. to get her necessary forms completed before a J.P. This Council has also more than once taken exception to the treatment their list. of rate exeusals has received at the hands of the Carmarthen Bench, owing entirely to the ueett of a local magistrate in touch with the parishioners who would protect the Council from a censure taitrreJy undeserved. It was unanimously resolved to recommend tr" the Lord Lieutenant the names of Mr W. J. Thomas. C.C., Glantowv (North Ward) and Mr 1). W. Stephens, D.C. Fron (South Ward) as suitable gentlemen resident in the Parish to be placed on the roils of Justice of the Peace.
LonAL WAR ITEMS
LonAL WAR ITEMS. Sergt. Ishmael Phillips of the 9th Welsli is stated to have been reported killed in the latest great battle in France. His parents have received no notification, but his wife has to the effect that lie is missing. A letter | received in Carmarthen convoys the stiteme-it that he has been killed. Pte. T. Bona, 9th Welsh, is also reported to have been killed. He is a son of Mrs Bona. Red Lion Yard, Carmarthen. Major De Rees has returned to his home at Carmarthen invalided. He was wounded during the fighting at Gallipoli. Sapper William James, of the Royal En- gineers, son of Mr James, saddler, St Clears, is reported killed at the Dardanelles. He was shot by a sniper. Lieut. Ernest G; Davies. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mr D. Davies, King- street, Carmarthen, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Davies joined the London Welsh as. a private soon after the outbreak of war. Pte. Alfred Rees, 1/4th Welsh (son of Mrs Alfred Rees. Cambrian Bakery, Carmarthen) is at present in hospital at Birmingham suffering from fever. Private Rees was with his regiment during the recent fighting at the Dardanelles. Gunner James Jones, Friar's Park, Car- marthen (of the Royal Field Artillery) is at present home on short leave from France, where he has been from the commencement of the war, and come through without a scratch. The last man seen by Gunner Jones before leaving France for home was Private Willie Lloyd, of the Welsh Guards (son of Mrs Lloyd. Quay street. Carmarthen) who was then going into the trendies for the first time. Private James Phillips, of the 4tli Welsh Regiment is reported wounded. He is a native of Llanginning. Pte. J. Penry Davies. 4th Welsh, is in hospital at Malta with dysentery. His home is at Emrys House. New Quay*, and he is one i of four cousins now serving in the Mediter- ranean. > Second-Lieut. Stephens, of the 9th Bat- talion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mr D. E. StephensnDiavies. Carmarthen, registrar of the Carmarthenshire Bankruptcy Court, is in hospital at Rouen suffering from a bul- Ilet wound'. Second-Lieutenant Stephens v came over from Canada as a private with the Colonial Contingent, and afterwards obtained a commission in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. > On Thursday moroing Mr & Mrs Stephens-Davies, Trawsmawr, received a letter dictated by their son in Rouen Hospital. He is badly wounded in the face, but progressing favourably. Lieut-Col. Bramwell Jones. 4th Welsh, of Llanelly, invalided home through illness from the Dardanelles, and Major Jenkins, brother in-law of Mr Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P., were landed at London on Saturday. The majority of the 500 wounded soldiers at the Welsh Metropolitan Military Hospital Cardiff, attended an organ recital at the Hospital Church on Tuesday, given by Mr J. Owen Jones, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.O., Whit- church. Mr George S. Allen contributed a violin solo, and Miss Dorothy Hench sang "How Lovely are Thy Dwellings." Mr Jones is a brother of Mr Owen Jones, Central Boot Stores, Dark Gate, Carmarthen. Major A. L. Bow en. Llanelly, who is attached to the 4th Welsh, and was wounded' at the Dardanelles is on his way home. All his senior officers having been killed or wounded. Captain Hubert John (son of Mr David John, Felinfoel) was for a time in charge of the battalion. They have now been attached to the South Wales Borderers. The following letter has been received by Coun. E. Cole. Kidwelly, from Pte. Charles Gibbard. Do. Co., 9th Batt.. Welsh Regiment, No. 4, Ward 13, General Hospital. Boulogne. France, Sept. 23rd. Dear Ted. Just a few lines in answer to your letter. Sorry I have been so long before writing. The reason is I have been wounded since September 6th, and it was to-day Wednesday I received your letter because 1 have been shifted so many times from one hospital to another. I am settled here for a little while, but not for long as I wasn't wounded severely at all, only shot through the right calf. I am very glad to tell you that I am getting on champion, and will soon be able to join mv comrades in the trendies again, as i am not uau enougu to come over to England. But never mind, we will stick to the last to keep the Flag flying. I wrote home on Sunday week to tell them where 1 am. but have not had an answer yet. I wrote to a younggirl in the same street at the same time. I have had an answer from her and from Alf from Ystalyfera. I see you have had a visit by the other few boys from North Wales. Glad to hear that they were looking so well. J can see that Ivor has gone to Winchester. I daresay lie won't be long before coming out. as there are lots of troops leaving there. We have got the Ger- mans well in hand out here now. but it was a bit rough in the trenches. Hoping this will find you and all the family in the best of health. Your affec. friend. Charles.-P.S. The "fags" are the same a's Crippen. Very sorry that some of the bovs have been woun- ded at the Dardanelles. Hope they will re- cover as soon as myself. The following casualties are offioialy noti- fied :—Royal Engineers. 1st Welsh Fiel Co. Wounded. Stroud. 425. Sapper T. Thomas, 331. Sapper R. Signal Section Royal En- gineers Wounded, Davies. 510. Pioneer J. Royal Engineers: Died of Wounds: Rotten- burg, 129. Cpl. J. 4th Welsh Regiment—Missing. Brown. 3973, C.; Westcott, 4110. H. Killed: Lewis 5139. D. J. Owens, 464, L. G.; Stroud, 4164 W. J. Died of Wounds: Davies. 3783, T; Saxes. 33;), T. H. Williams. 2135, 0. J.; Poviitz, 3619, W. H.; Price, 5089, R. Wounded Adams, 3780. S. Allen, 5399, D. J.; Baskerville. 486. C.; Bevan, 4332, Lnce- Sergt, R. H.; Bowen. 3873. D. J.; Cole, 369, A.; Evans. 2203." E. Fitzpatrick. 437, J.; Fuller, 5054, J. Gibson, 286, Cpl., F. G.; Griffitrs, 193. J.; Griffiths, 4096. R.. Gwyth- er, 422, V; Hopkins. 836. W. J., Hiigilcs, 3964. T.; Jeremy. 954. E. J Lewis. 4040, Cpl. A. S.: Llewellyn. 386, B. J. Morgan, 2159, J. Myleham. 8.5,5, J., Owens. 372, S. Philips. 424, J. Pictcn. 401. T. Stephens, 453. G.; Taylor, 4391. A. E.; Thomas, 974, T.; Thomas, 4287. W. D.; AYatkins. 469, Lee.-Cpl.. S.; Watts. 3232. Sgt. J.; Bowen. 4278. T. Davies, 1009. D.; Davies, 2154. D. A.; Dicks, 5329. W. J. Dickson. 385, Lce.- Cpl.. I. I. Ellis, 943. T. Evans, 3800. H.; Harries, 503, A. Hart, 832, H. Howells. 3959. J. James. 4407. B. Jones, 998, T. Lee. 4246. A.; Noble, 5242. A. E.; Phillips. 396-5. J., Rossant, 86, Segt. J. Samuel, 900, S.; Amor, 3671, Segt. R. 0.; Bryer, 848, G. Davies. 827. J.; Evans, 3919. H. M.; Jen- kins. 5012, G. Jones. 5314, Lee.-Cpl., F. Mileham, 855. J. Owens. 5333. T.; Stallard, 5123, Lee.-Cpl. H. Stephens, 2552, J; Will- iams. 3097. Segt.Major, J. M.; Morris. 7201 Lee.-Cpl., W.; Davies. 3960, P. H.; Jenkins, 4459. J Jones. 3960, T. Morgan. 914, D. J. Reading, 463, J. R. Williams. 4070, Lance- Corporal. AY. Bennett, 843, W. L. Davies, 4179, T. Drinmng. 376, W. H. Harries, 432. w. J.
NEXT SUNDAY'S PBEArHERS at Carmarthen Places of Worship. UNION ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Rev Prof. Oliver Stephens. B.A., B.D. LAMMAS ST. INDEPENDENT CHACBL. Rev J. Dyfnallt Owen (pastor). BABELL, PENSARN. Cyfarfod Gwedcli. PRIORDY INDEPENDENT C APD- Rev J. G. Owen, Penbovr, ATelinder. TABERNACLE BAPTIST. Rev E. U. Thomas (pastor). AVATER ST. C.M. CHAPEL. Rev AA'. D. Rowlands ipastor). ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CiHURCH. Rev D. J. Thomas (pastor). ELIM. Rev D. Roberts, Elim. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev Vincent Taylor, resident minister. RNGLI8H BAPTIST CHT7RCB Rev J. A* Mulhns. Nantytitoel. EBF.NE!ZER WELSH WESLEY AN C;HAFEL Rev Joseph Jenkins, resident minister. LIST OF ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.
LIST OF ANNIVERSARY SERVICES
1915. October 10.—Priordy. Nov. 21-22. —English Congregational Church Dec. 12.—Zion Presbyterian Church. Oct. 24. A\ el-h \Yesleyan Anniversary.