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DBOOKBINDING Established Over Fifty Tears. D. TITUS WILLIAMS BOOKBHsTDBE/, Etc, I CHAPEL ST., CARMARTHEN. Magazines, Periodicals and all kinds of PubHcations Bound to suit the owner's taste. Hymn Books, Bibles, etc., repaired and re-covered. Books Bound in Publishers' Cases at Publishers' Prices. BOOKBINDING TO THE TRADE. SPRING, 1918. Misses LEWIS CLARE have pleasure in announeing that their Annual SPRING SHOW of HIGH-CLASS MILLINERY MODELS is NO W OPEN, and will continue throughout the Season Ostrich and Marabout Stoles, Fancy Neckwear, Veilings, &c.. A cordial invitation is extended to visit their Showrooms. CAVENDISH HOUSE. 41 KING STREET. CARMARTHEN. WATCHES & CLOCKS REPAIRED. JEWELLERY REPAIRED LIKE NEW. GILDING AND ELECTRO PLATING. ZIGH-CLASS WORKMANSHIP. ESTIMATES GIVEN ALL WORK GUARANTEED \T JOHN WILLIAMS Watchmaker, Jeweller, & Silversmith, 9 10 Lammas Street, CAR..MARTHEN. Established 1836. WB—B——B—■B—BB— W. S. MORKIS, Wholesale Grocer, Corn, Flour and Seed Merchant, O.A. R/MARTHBN. Nat. Telephone, 50. Telegrams, "Morris, Merchant Carmarthen." SEND FOR PRICE LIST, WEDDING CARDS. Anyone requiring the above should, before placing their orders, send for our NEW SPECIMEN BOOK CONTAINING THB CHOICEST DESIGNS OABDe AND PRIOES SUITABLE toji ALL CLASSES COUNTY & THE COUNTY OF THE BOROUGH OF CARMARTHEN INFIRMARY. THE SEVENTIETH ANNUAL MEETING of Governors and Subscribers of the abo*e Infirmary will be held at the INFIRMARY, CAR- MARTHEN, on TUESDAY, the 18th APRIL, 1916, at 5 o'clock p.m. Chairman H. C. Bond, Esq. Busiums:- The usual business of the Annual Meeting. The selection of the House Committee. Any other business. W. DAVID THOMAS, Secretary. CLASSES FOR WOMEN CLERKS. TT is proposed to hold Emergency C asses imme- I diately in Typewriting, Shorthand, Clerical work, etc., for Women Clerks iu Military Hospitals. These Classes would probably meet three evenings a week for two hours each, during a period of one month. The fee would be 10s. for the course, and this would be returned if the pupil had done satisfac- tory work, and no clerical post was available within a reasonable time, provided also that she had attended 83 per cent, of the hours of the course. Those who wish to joio the classes should apply to MISS HOLME, County Girls'School, Carmarthen, as soon as pos-iible. The classes will not te started unless there is sufficient number of entries. TO ADVERTISERS. PREPAID SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISING IN THE "REPORTER. No. of One II fhree Six Words. Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. d s d d 20 1 0 2 3 36 28 1 6 3 6 46 36 2 0 4 0 56 44 2 6 4 6 66 The above scale only applies to the "Situations To Lets." and" To be Sold by Private Treaty," clasea of Advertisements, and must be paid for in, advance, oi the ordinarv credit rate will be charged, HALFPENNY STAMPS, or Postal or Post Office Orders, payable to M. LAWRENCE, at Carmarthen, Replies may be made addressed to the Beportei Office, and will be forwarded to advertisers when stamped envelopes are sent. IN MEMORIAM CARDS-We have a large and assorted stock to select from. Prices to suit all classes.—Reporter Office, Carmarthen. JAMES JONES, Billposter and Advertising Agent for Kidwelly and neighbouring Villages. All work duly executed. Address Station Road Kidwelly. ylSITING CARDS from Is 6d for 50; Printed on Ivory Cards.—Reporter Office, Carmarthen OLESKIJNS advanced to 30s per 100 for best quality. Agents wanted.—Gerrard Brothers, Edinburgh. TO LET a fully licensed free Public House in oentre of Carmarthen.—Apply, Lloyd & Thomas, Auctioneers, Carmarthen. WANTED, Apprentice and Improver for Skirt- making.—Apply, T. Conwil Evans & Son, King Street, Carmarthen. WEDDING CARDS-—Prices and styles to suit all Classes. Speciment Book, containing the Latest and Choicest Designs, sent on application.— Btporter Office, Carmarthen.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. MAYOR'S BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND.—Parish of St David's, f 8 Parish of St Peter's, 26 Lammas-street Chapel, 22 10s Union-street Chapel, 22; Tabernacle Chapel, 1:1 10s; English Baptist Church, 1:1 10s Zion Presbyterian Church, £1 8s. MAYOR'S RELIEF IN BELGIUM FUND.-Parish of St Peter's, £10 Tabernacle Chapel, £1 2s 6d.
Carmarthen Board of Guardians
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. The Carmarthen Board of Guardians met at the Town Hall, Carmarthen, on Saturday. Mr J. J. Bowen, Llangunnook (Chairman of the Board) presided. APPLICATION NOT ACCEEDED TO. The House Committee reported that an in- mate applied for permission to visit Dr Evans of Llanelly. In view, however, of the prev- ious report of Dr Evans on the case, it had been decided not to accede to the case. NO FIREWOOD. IT was reported that no tenders had been received for firewood and it was decided to make fresh efforts to get a supply. A SLIGHT DECREASE. The Clerk presente the estimates from which it appeared that a sum of £3,065 would be required this year as compared with 22 223 for the corresponding half of last year. This would be a reduction of £ 160 to £ 170. This would not make any difference in the rate as a penny rate produoed £700. Of course he did not know what the County Rates would amount to. They amounted to more than three times the amount of the Poor Rate. The Chairman: I believe they are up this year. Mr J. Jones, Plas: I thought they were go- ing to economise. Mr M. J. Evans: According to the report of the Main Roads Committee it is up. ALL IN GOOD ORDER. Rev A. F. Mills and Mr J. Patagonia Lewis reported visiting the House and finding every thing in good order. NURSING ARRANGEMENTS. The six months for which the Guardians had made arrangements for the local Nursing Association to take over the Nursing Arrange- ments at Carmarthen Workhouse had expired It was proposed that the arrangements be renewed for twelve months. Rev A. F. Mills: I think we had better only make arrangements for the next six months. The Maternity Nurse at Carmarthen is Dot likely to continue. We cannot support her. It was decided to renew. the arrangement for six months.
Carmarthen Rural District Council
Carmarthen Rural District Council The monthly meeting of the Carmarthen Rural District Council was held at the Guild- hall. on Saturday. iMr W. Williams, Aber- gwili, presided. ONLY ONE DEFAULTER. The Clerk reported that all the parishes had paid their orulls except Llanstephan. Mr John Jones (Plas): We can allow them a little time. The Sanitary Housing and Inspection Com- mittee recommended that the salaries of the two Sanitary Inspectors be increased by JB5 a year each to cover the cost of locomotion. Mr J. J. Bowen I propose that the minute, be adopted with the exoeption of that, and that it oe considered again. Rev J. Herbert: I think you had better let it drop. Mr J. Lewis I don't believe: there is any need to advance salaries in war time. The matter was dropped. The Committee recommended that a Closing HOUSING DIFFICULTIES. Order be made in regard to the cottage called Maeslanfach, in the parish of Llanddarog. A letter was read from Mr H. L. Puxley, the owner. He said that he allowed tho old lady who lived there to have it rent free. It would be impossible to make it wholly habitable. The straw was there to thatch the roof over the room which the tenant inhabited. Mr J. W. Lewis said that the old lady be- longed to one of the oldest families in the place and she would feel it verv much to have to leave. The owner would try to make it in- habitable for a time. It would be very hard to expect the owner to rebuild the house see- ing tha,t the tenant lived there rent free. The Puxleys were one of the best families in the country for the way in which they treated their tenants. The matter was deferred. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr E. Job) reported that a house called Wernfach, Llandefeilog, was unfit for habitation. The floor was of earth and stones. There were only two rooms for sleeping in; the place was overcrowded as there were two adults and five children in the house. Mr E. Job stated further that lie had in- tended calling the attention of the Inspector of the N.S.P.C.C. to the matter. The children were not properly clothed. He had seen the three boys running about in the snow with nothing on but shirts. The children were properly fed. but not properly clothed. Mr J. Lewis: I know the father. He looks well. It was decided to call the attention of Mrs Rudman Saunders, the owner, to the state of the house. and the attention of the Inspector of the N.S.P.C.C. to the state of the children. The Clerk J. Saer) Suppose the Inspec- tor goes there and calls your attention to the state of the house. Mr T. D. Williams1, Sanitary Inspector, re- ported that a house in the St. Clears district which belonged to himself was not in a habit- able condition. He said that it was all due to the conduct of the tenant. He (Mr Williams) had sent A man there to repair the houte, and the tenant would not allow tho mason to do I the work. The Medical Officer of Health (Dr Bowen Jones) was asked to visit the place. NANTGAREDIG WATER SUPPLY. The Joint Committee which had met at Nantgaredig reported that 10 ,houses in the village were in the Llandilo Rural District and 16 in the Carmarthen Rural District. The Joint Committee recommended that "each District Council consider tho desirability of providing a joint water supply in the near future." The report was adopted. TRELECH TROUBLES. A prolonged and livelv discussion took place over the failure of Mr Bowen, one of the Dis- trict Councillors for Trelech. to cart out the stones according to contract. Mr J. S. Williams said that it was a dis- grace to the Council that the road was left in it.* present state. The Surveyor (Mr Gad Protheroe) said that if Mr Bowen had carted out the stones during the winter, the Treleoh traction engine would have flatened them out by this time. The Clerk (Mr John Saer) said that the con- tracts had a clause providing a penalty for every yard not carted out by the 31st October. The Council had never yet enforced a contract. It was decided that the Surveyor have the stones carted out and charge the cost to the defaulting contractor.
The Churches. On Sunday evening last the St. Peter's Church Choir rendered Maunder's "From Olivet to Calvary." The solos wer» well ren- dered by Messrs Lewis Giles, Willis Negus, and Llewelyn Arthur. There was a large congre- gation. *#• An election of deacons took place at the English Congregational Church on the 29th of March, with the following result: Elected: Mr J. Ball, H.M. Prison Mr Thos. Berry, Pensarn; Mr David, Harries, 5, Morley street; Mr G. B. Isaac, St. David's Avenue; Mr Arthur Jones, N.P. Bank Mr J. Isaac Jones, City House; Mr T. Idris Jones, Waterloo terrace; Mr J. F. Lloyd, 19, Picton terrace; Mr Joseph Phelps, Francis terrace; Mr John Thomas, 53, Lammas street; Mr W. H. Thomas, 2. Guildhall square; Mr H. Walters, Cloth Hall. On Thursday of last week A "social" was held in connection with the Band of Hope at Salem, Johnstown. Quite a large number of children had assembled to partake of the good things provided. Their wants were well looked after by the genial ladies wiho presided at the tables. The pastor (Rev J. Dyfnallt Owen) and Mr T. Davies, J.P., (the senior deacon) were present. We congratulate Mr Thomas Davies, Johnstown, who has worked hard in bringing the affair to a successful issue. Mr Daviies has been most painstaking throughout the winter months in training the children who took part in an excellent miscellaneous concert which was given by them in the even- ing before a crowded audience. Mention also should be made of Mr T. Jones, signalman, Johnstown, who had been most assiduous in bringing the literair ypart of the concert to a success. Mr Lloyd Harries, Johnstown, made an excellent accompanist. The following ladies presided at the tablesMrs Jenkins (senior), Mrs Jones, Mrs Jenkins (junior), Mrs Jones, Mrs Williams and Misses Gwen Evans, Carrie Rees, Lizzie Jones, Annie May John, Esther Thomas, Olive Evans, Bessie Harries, Hannah Wlliams, Nellie Davies, Emily Evans, and E. Jones. At the concert in the evening Mr Thos. Davies, J.P., presided, and Dyfnallt acted as conductor. The following was the programme gone through :—Recitation, Ernest Williams, Lena Davies, Edith Jones; duett, Maggie May AND LATLY; recitation, Violet J ones song, Lily Evans dialogue, A. M. John and Esther song, Dorothy Harpur reci- tation. Essie Rees song, Myfi Evans; recita- tion, Elise Jones; song Lizzie Evans; dia- logue, Ernie 'and Friendis; song, Lizzie Jones • recitation, Annie Jones; song, Jessie Evans; duett, Lizzie Jones and Dally Ha-rpur; song, Li Evans; recitation, Hywel Myrddin (en- cored); song, D. Lewis Griffiths; song, Amy Williams; drama, Mr T. Jones and friends; song, Jessie. Evans; song. D. Jones; ballad, Hywel Myrddin (encored); song, Myfi Evans; Hen W lad fy Nhadau
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Carmarthen Servant Loses Eye
Carmarthen Servant Loses Eye. NO COMPENSATION PAYABLE. At the Carmarthen County Court on Friday before His Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan, K.C., Mary Leyshon, of Pantyffynon, Mynyddy- cerrig, made a claim under the Workmen's Compensation Act against Mr Sturtee-Wagen, The Avenue, Carmarthen, with whom she waa formerly employed as a servant, in respect of the loss of an eye. Mr Dd. King appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr W. W. T. Prosser for the defendant. Mary Leyshon said that on the evening of December 14th lastMrs Sturtee-Wagen sent her on a message in St. Peters street to Mr Vaughan, confectioner, St. Peter street. It was about six o'clock and it was dark. Whilst on the way she slipped outside the Infirmary and the glasses of her spectacles went into her right eye and forced it out. She managed to go back to the house, where she fainted, and Nurse Jones bandaged her. Dr Basker then came and she was taken to the Infirmary. She remained there for ten days and was operated upon and the eye taken out. She then went home. Mr King: What of the other eye?—The other eye is very weak as the result of the operation. What were your wageisP-914 a year and board and lodging. Cross-examined by Mr Prosser jplaintiff said was five weeks in Mr ■Sturdee-Wagen's em- ploy. A week before the accident she gave notice to tormnate her agreement there. In going the message she slipped on some banana skin or some peel. The glass came out and: went right into her eye. The glass did not break. Dr Basker said he examined the girl's eye. There was a out across the front of the eye- ball which had been gouged out of the socket. An operation was performed AIT the Infirmary and the eye removed. Mr Prosser: CouLd you tell the condition of the EYE before the accident?—I am afraid not Mr Prosser submitted that it was for the plantiff to prove that the accident arose in the course and out of the employment. His Honour: The point to decide is whether it was incidental to the employment.. Mr Prosser said undoubtedilv the accident ocourped in the course of the employment. She was undoubtedly going for a message for her employer. but whether that arose out of the employment as laid down TO-DAY in the first section of the Act, he would prove conclusively that there was no doubt whatever on the point, and that the risk she ran in this case was a risk common to humanity in general. Mr Prosser quoted the case of Sheldon v. Xeedham (1914), in which it was laid down that if a servant slipped on a banana. skin and sustained injuries in posting her employer's letter the accident did not arise out of the employment. His Honour; J don't see how you can eei over that case, Mr King. Mr King said all he depended upon was the OF,% ¥A«TER of the Rolls M a case in IY(J8 in which it was was laid down that a sailor going ashore and was knocked down by a motor car was entitled to compensation from the Steamship Co. Mr Prosser pointed out that the case he had quoted was a later one than that. The Judge said he was sorrv he could not accept the case in 1908 quoted bv Mr King, and the claim was DI.SNRKW>RL DISCHARGE GRANTED. David IEvianllJ, fonnødv carrying on business as a boot and shoe dealer at 15. Nott square. Carmarthen, applied for his discharge in bankruptcy. FE The Official Receiver (Mr H. W Thomas) said the applicant was adjudged bankrupt in N ? ,RE<'E,VL-N?+ORDER KEING made on the L»th October, eighteen years ago His lia- bilities amounted to £ 529 os lid and his assets £ 112 10s 3d, and a dividend of IF 7d in the £ was paid. Only one creditor had written objecting TO THE DISOHA,.GO ,H U a creditor for £ 7 7S-ID Hs Honour said the Official Receiver had re- ported the applicant's conduct as exceedingly satisfactory Discharge would be granted subject1 to two yt4r 9a sueratitiou.
Carmarthen Town Council
Carmarthen Town Council. A meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday. The Mayor (Mr John Lewis) presided and there were also present: Alderman L. D. Thomas, W. V. H. Thomas, W. Evans Councillors J. Morgan, T. Williams, H. S. Holmes, A. F. Mills, D. Williams, J. N. Williams, D. J. Davies, W. Gibbon, J. Crossman, W. Dunn Williams, E. Collier, W. J. Martin. T. Davies. Geo. Jamee, D. King Morgan, Oliver Jones. THE LATE SIR STAFFORD HOWARD. The Mayor proposed a vote of condolence with Lady Howard on the death of Sir Stafford Howard, the first Mayor of the Sister Borough of Llanelly. The vote was carried in respectful silence. The Town Clerk read a letter which he had forwarded to Lady Howard on the Mayor's suggestion. The Council approved of the letter. PUBLIC HOUSES AND M.P.'S SALARIES. A letter was read from the Luton Town Council suggesting that the best way to pro- mote War Saving would be to deal effectively with the drink traffic. The Town Clerk said that he saw that the Liquor Control Board was going to issue an order for the whole of Wales. Mr W. V. H. Thomas: Couldn't it be best met by the members of Parliament giving up part of their salaries. The Clerk That will come before the House. Mr W. V. H. Thomas I don't think we need trouble about it. Luton is A very small place. WEIGHING COAL AND BREAD. A letter was read from Mr T. H. Morgan, the secretary of the Trades and Labour Council asking the Corporation to enforce the law which requires the sellers of bread and coal to carry weights and scales. The Clerk That is a matter for the police. The Council went on to discuss various other matters. At a later stage of the meeting, Mr W. J. Martin asked what they were going to do about the carrying of the weights and scales. The Clerk It is is existence. Mr W. J. Martin: I beg to propose that we ask the Supt. of Police to see that it is car- ried out. It is not carried out now either with coal carts or the bread. The Mayor said that there was a case before the magistrates the other day. He had no doubt that the police would see to it. It is their work. Mr W. J. Martin: It is time they did. It has not been done for years. One of the members asked Councillor Mar- tin if he was sure the carts carried no weights or scales." Councillor Martin: I am positive. AIR H. S. Holmes: Consumers should re- member that it is their duty to protect them- selves and to ask that the coal and the bread be weighed. It is as much their duty as it is that of the police. THE SALE OF CALVES. Mr W. V. H. Thomas asked if the Clerk had received any notice in regard to calves. The Clerk said that he had received a notice from the Board of Agriculture that the price limit had been raised from 30s to 40s. Mr W. V. H. Thomas asked if any effort were being made to carry out the order. In the butcher's shops in Carmarthen no end of calves were being sold. If the order were not carried out it was a fairce. Rev A. F. Mills said that the General Pur- poses Committee of the County Council bad decided that day to protest against it. Several of the members stated that the new order advancing the limit to 40s was. an absurdity. Mr W. V. H. Thomas said that there had been a good deal of correspondence in the agri- cultural papers protesting against the order. They were bound however to accept it. Mr J. N. Williams: Is there any restriction as to the slaughter of lambs ? The Town Clerk: None whatever so FAR as I know. RATES "CUT AND DRIED." A discussion took place over the making of the rates recommended by the Estimates Com- mittee—Borough rate 2s 5d in the j6, General District rate 2s 8d, and Water rate Is lOd. The Mayor said that the total was the same as last year. Rev A. F. Mills: The allocation is different. Mr L. D. Thomas protested against the rates being presented to them cut and dried by the Estimates Committee. All the mem- bers should have a. voice in making the rates. When the Estimates Committee was appointed it was only intended that it should draft the expenditure in the rough to be settled finally by the Council. All the members of the Council represented the ratepayers and not the few on the Estimates Committee only. The Clerk said that the Estimates Com- mittee was appointed in November. The Com- mittee met on the 3rd April when there were present: The Mayor, Mr J. B. Arthur, Mr W. Spurrell, Rev A. Fuller Mills, Mr J. Jenkins, and Mr Oliver Jones. Mr D. Williams said that the members of the Council ought to have more information. Considering the fact that the roads were starved and that the lighting had been re- duced they ought to have had a reduction of 2d or 3d. The Mayor What is the good of appointing an Estimates Committee unless they draw up the estimates? Mr W. Dunn Williams: What is the good of having 24 members on the Council if the work is done by 6 Mr Oliver Jones said that the estimates came before the Finance Committee of the whole council on the 5th instant. Mr Dunn Williams said that he had no objection to the personnel of the committee; but the estimates ought to be drawn up by the whole council. The Clerk said that the increase was due principally to education. The Mayor said the Education Committee required £260 more. The Council had NO voice in that. MR Holmes said that the cost of everything had gone up by 30 per cent. The working man would be foolish not to see that his child- ren got ia good education when he had a chance The salaries of the teachers had gone up and they ought to go up; the wages of the work- man had also gone up. The Corporation seal was affixed to the rates
LOCAL WAR ITEMS
LOCAL WAR ITEMS. Seaman Da\id Morris, of H.M.S. Crystal Palace, was home on leave last week-end. He is a son of Mr Evan Morris. Clothier. Lammas, Street, Carmarthen. His brother, Tom, is also at H.M.S. Crystal Palace, in the signalling corps. Private David John Davies, who left recently with draft of the 3rd Welsh Regiment, has arrived safely in France and has been transferred to the 2nd Welsh. He is a son of the late John Davies. 16 Chapel street, Carmarthen. Second-Lieutenant James Wightman, of the East Surrey Regiment, is home on leave from France this week. He is a son-in-law of Mr William Morris, 2 Tabernacle terrace, Carmarthen. Second-Lieutenant Wightman is well known in Carmarthen, having been a student at the South Wales Training College, and was captain of both the Rugby and Association foot- ball teams. Pte. Harry Yeo, of the 4th Welsh, waa home on leave this week. He is a son of Mr Yeo, plumber, St Catherine street. Carmarthen, and contracted dysentery at Gallipoli. Pte. Hugh Spu-rell, of the Publio Schools Battalion Royal Fusiliers, has joined the O.T.C. preparatory to obtaining a commission. Pte Spurrell, who is a son of Mr Walter Spurrell, J.P., Carmarthen, and has been at the front with his regiment for some months. Second-Lieutenants Charles Reeves, and Gwyn Lewis, who left for France a few weeks ago with a draft of the 15th Battalion Welsh Regiment (Carmar- thenshire), have been transferred to the 2nd Welsh Regiment. The many friends in Carmarthen of Pte. George Davies, of the 4th Welsh Regiment, will regret to hear that he has met with a serious accident at Pem- broke Dock, whilst playing football. It was at first thought that he had only sprained his ankle, but on closer examination, it was ascertained that he had sustained a more serious accident — a broken ankle. Pte. Davids, who is a son of Mr Davies. engine driver Penuel Street, Carmarthen, was invalided home from Gallipoli, suffering from dysentery. He was a former well-known forward of the Carmarthen Harlequins, R.F.C. Pte. Purser, of the Honourable Artillery Company, visited Carmarthen last week-end. Pte. Purser's home is at Narberth and previous to joining the colours was employed at the Carmarthen branch of the London City and Midland Bank. Pte. D. S. Davies. of the R.A.M.C, was home on leave last week-end previous to leaving on active service. He is a son of Mrs Davies, Park Refreshment Rooms, Carmarthen. Sapper William Davies, of the Royal Engineers, was home on leave from France this week. He is a son-in-law of Mr George Phillips, Red Lion Yard, Carmarthen. Sergt. Goble, of the Welsh Regiment, was home on leave this week. He was formerly on the staff of the Carmarthenshire Artillery (Militia), and previous to re-joining the colours, was caretaker of the Land Valuation offices, Carmarthen. Sapper Toby Davies, of the 1st Welsh Field Com- pany, Royal Engineers, is home on leave this week. He saw much fighting at Gallipoli, and is a son of Mr Davies, carpenter, Waterloo Terrace, Carmarthen, and was in his younger days a member of the famous Carmarthen Wanderers, R.F.C. The remainder of the 2nd Garrison Battalion King's (Liverpool) Regiment, which has been stationed at Carmarthen for some months, left for other quarters on Tuesday last. On Thursday evening, the 6th inst., Sergeant W. Oliver Stephen, D.C.M., arrived home at Llandilo and waa given a rousing reception. Pte. Daniel Howell, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs D. Howell, Llanfihangel, Nant- garedig, is officially reported killed. He was shot by a sniper. He was a clerk in Birmingham before the war. Lieutenant-colonel T. W. Parkinson, of the Welsh Regiment, who was on the 5th inst. decorated by the King at Buckingham Palace with the D.S.O., must not be confused with Brevet-colonel F. Russell Park- inson, the ex-commanding officer of the Cardiff Pals (11th Welsh) Battalion. The new Welsh D.S.O. is in cummand of the 15th Service (Carmarthenshire) Bat- talion of the Welsh Regiment. In his 36th year he commenced his military career as a subaltern in the York and Lancashire Regimeat in 1899, in which regi- ment he rose to the rank of major, being given the temporary rank of lieutenant-colonel when be took over the command of the Carmarthenshires in Nov- ember last. He fought with his old regiment right through the South African war, and was awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps. Lieutenant J. Peredur Owen, Royal Welsh Fusil- iers, second son of the Lord Bishop of St Davids, was at Buckenham Palace on Saturday, decorated by the King with the Military Cross, awarded to him for .gallant and distinguished service in the field. Lieut. Owen was eduoated at Llandovery College and Cor- pus Christi College, Oxford, and is a Bachelor Of Arts. After some months in the Inns of Court Officers' Tiaining Corps, he obtained his commission in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was mentioned in Sir John French's dispatch a short time ago. His cousin is Lieutenant G. France Watson, R.E., who gained the D.S.O. for an act of gallantry during the lighting round Loos in September last, and recently sustained a shell wound in the thigh. Lieutenant Watson, who is a nephew of Mrs Owen, wife of the Bishop of St Davids, was brought up at the Palace. Abergwili, and thus two members of a household have gained high awards for bravery. Mr Edgar Heddon was in London last week, and joined the Royal Naval Air Service as a Wireless Operator (learner). He is a son of Mrs Heddon, Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, and is now home waiting further instructions. Pte W. Harries, of the Welsh Regiment, was home on leave this week. He is a son of the late Edward Harries, Mill Street, Carmarthen. Mr Ben Havard, Neudd, Henllan, has received a parchment certificate from Lord Harlech, com- manding the Welsh Guards, in appreciation of an act of gallantry by his son, Private S T Havard, of the Welbh Guards. The act which won this recognition was performed on 27th September, 1915, at Loos. In company with three others Private Havard remained on Hill 70 from September 27th until midnight September 30th in a hole between the British and German trenches with two German prisoners and a dead German officer. They lived on food taken from the Germans, and returned on October 1st with the two prisoners and the papers found on the dead German officer. Sergeant W Fuller, V.C., who was the first member of a Welsh regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the present war, was the recipient of a testimonial at Tenby on Monday, the presentation taking place in the grounds of Croft House, the residence of Miss C. S. Harvey. The presentation fund was organised by Miss Harvey and Miss E. Hewlett Edwards. The Mayor (Captain Hughes Morgan)' who presided, remarked that SeJgeant Fuller was a native of Laugharne. He gallantly risked his life, had won the Victoria Cross, which was the most coveted decoration in the whole British service. Long might he live to wear it. (Applause). Miss Harvey on behalf of the subscribers presented Sergeant Fuller with a receipt for jE90 in £51013. Exchequer Bonds and framed illuminated address. Sergeant Fuller ex- pressed his grateful appreciation to Miss Harvey and subscribers. He had served for thirteen years in the Army and in the Reserve, but he had not been given the preference of going on to complete 21 years service He might have gone on for the duration of the war, but, as he would have had no pension, and as he had a severe wound in the back, he took his discharge. If he was told that he could have a pension he would join the rank and file again. (Applause). Pembrokeshire Yeomanry—Major William E. L. Stewart, D.S.O., relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health (April 9). Lord St Davids' son, the Hon Roland Philipps, has recovered from his wounds and has returned to actice duty. Private Lott Hughes, 4th Welsh Regiment, was presented by the Reception Committee at the Town Clerk's office, Llandovery, on Monday, with a silver wristlet watch. The presentation was made by Mr Alderman Watkins, the Deputy Mayor. A German gun, captured by the Welsh Guards at Hill 60, has been placed on view an North Parade, Aberystwyth. It was handed over to the custody of the mayor and corporation by Major L. J. Mathias. Advantage was also taken of the occasion to make a presentation to Lance-Corporal Joseph Thomas, of the 2nd Royal Scots, the first local man to win the D.C.M. Lance-corporal Thomas, with a party of bombers, held a position for 13 hours, and enabled the battalion to capture some German trenches. Again, on September 30th, Lance-corporal Thomas captured some German trenches. The Mayor (Alder- man John Evans) handed to Lance-corporal Thomas a clock and a purse of gold. The three sons of Mr and Mrs Thomas Williams, Victoria House, New road, Llandovery, are in the Army. Pte. David John Williams, King's Royal Rifles, who has been through a good deal of fighting in France, wall wounded in the leg, causing perman- ent Bnjury. He is now awaiting his discharge. Pte. Evan Williams, of the lst-4th Welsh, took part in the Suvla Bay landing and in the subsequent fighting at Gallipoli. He is a well-known welter-weight i boxer. Pte. Peter William, lately joined the 3rd i Welsh, and is now in training.
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Charge Against a Pembroke Yeomanry Trumpeter
Charge Against a Pembroke Yeomanry Trumpeter. David Brigstocke, trumpeter in the 2nd P.I.Y., was charged at Framlingham on Monday with assault ing Ellen Cable, wife of George Cable, of Easton. Lieutenant E. Long Price, a solicictor practising in Carmarthenshire, and an officer in thtJ sami regiment, defended. Complainant said she was in a park on April 1, picking up sticks, when the defendant came cycling past in the road. He asked her questions, to which she replied No," declining to have anything to do with him. lIe then assaulted her. P.C. Collyer said he accompanied the complainant to the camp, where she identified the defendant from among a namber of others on parade. Defendant, giving evidence on oath, said he left the camp on that afternoon, and when he reached the station he encountered Corporal Phillips, the military policeman, who asked him where he was bound for. Defendant replied that he was going to the market to meet some friends, and he arrived at that place a few minutes later, staying until late in the evening. He positively denied having seen the complainant that day. Bessie Osbourne and Mrs Lily Davies said that the defendant was with them at the market at 3 45 p.m., and continued in their company until later that evening. The Bench considered that the evidence for the prosecution was not strong enough to justify a con- viction, and dismissed the case.
Lord St Davids to Wed
Lord St. Davids to Wed. A marriage has been arranged, and will very shortly take place, between Lord St. David's and Miss Betty Rawdon Hastings, second daughter of Lady Maud Rawdon Hastings, and the late Hon. Paulyn Rawdon Hastings, of The Manor House, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Lord St. David's, the first baron, is one of three famous Welsh brothers, the other two being Major- general Ivor Philippa, now commanding the 38th (Welsh) Division, and Sir Owen Philipps, M.P., the shipping magnate. Lord St. Davids, who is 56 years of age, is, a widower, Lady St. Davids having died in 1914. Lord St. Davids is lord-lieutenant of Pembrokeshire, and has two residences in Wales, one at Lydstep Haven, Penally, and the other at Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire.
A Word in Season
A Word in Season. "A word spoken in due season, how good it is!" said Solomon, and lie knew! This is the time of the year when most of us get a little upset in our systems—when we lose tfcne, and feel "off colour" or "below the mark." Noth- ing serious, probably, but still enough stomach and liver trouble to call for quick and proper attention. When things are like that, will you try Mother Seigel's Syrup and note the improve- ment in your health, the increase in your vigour ? No other remedy possesses its splen- did powers of toning-up and strengthening the organs of digestion. As a, stomach and liver tonic, the Syrup is the favourite family remedy in thousands upon thousands of homes. Keep it in yours. ——
LLANDILO. THE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.- At the Davies' Memorial Hall on Thursday evening a sacred concert was given in con- nection with the English Congregational Church Sunday school. The first part of the programme was devoted to the rendering of the cantat, "The King in Zion" and the choir acquitted itself adrimably and won unstinted praise for the way in which the various choruses were sung. The solos by Miss Ross and Mr J. S. Morgan were well received. The quartette, "0 worhip the Lord," by Miss Ross, Miss Brett, Mr T. Griffiths and Mr J. T. Morgan was very sweetly rendered, but the gem of the cantata was the quartett, "There is a green hill far away." It was taken by the Misses Rees and Butt, and Messrs Picton and Morgan. The Rev D. P. Roberts, M.A., B.D., the pastor, was the reader. The second part of the programme was of a miscellaneous character. Miss M. Butt sang sweetly "Angels ever bright and fair." Mr W. P. Morgan was applauded for his recitation of "Let the King reiisrn," and "The Recessional" Miss Bronwen Williams gave "Eastertide" a most artistic rendering, but deciinged an en- core. Mr D. James Davies was very success ful with "The Sunlit Highway," and Miss H. C. Williams with, "The Kingdom beautiful" Air Fra.nk Jones -was heartily applauded for his violin solo. Miss Ross gave a.n excellent interpretation to "Consoder the Lilies," and Mr J. S. Morgan to "Oh Holy man of sorrows" For the diuett, "Oh Lovely Peace," Miss Ross and Miss Bronwen Williams drew an irresist- able encore, and repeated the duett. For his dramatic recitation, "The Revenge," Mr W. P. Morgan was also encored. Miss Bronwen Williams held the audience spell bound with her artistic rendering of "The Better Land' she was never in better voice. The singing of the National Anthem and the Doxology brought the proceedings to a close. On Sun- da,v the 9th inst, Anniversary services were held, when the Rev D. P. Roberts, M. A., B.D delivered excellent discourses. In the afer- noon the cantat was repated by request, and a collection made on behalf of the South Wales Home Nurses' Association. THE LLANDILO D.C. MEDALLIST.—Sergeant W. 0. (Stephens, D.C.M., had a rousing reception on the occasion of his home coming on the evening or Thursday, the 6th instant. At the time lie won the D.C.M. he was so severely wounded in the left arm, that it necessitated his treatment for several months in a Birmingham Hospital, and it was from there that he bad come accompanied bv Miss Stephens, his sister. He was met on the arrival of the 8.9 p.m. train by his parents, the V.T.C., under the command of Lord Dynevor, and the members of the Urban Dis- trict Council, and a big concourse of the generai public. On alighting he received a warm welcome and congratulatory speeches were made by Mr D. Pritchard Davies, vice- chairman of th3 Urban District Council; D. Morgan and Mr W. Hopkin, meinebers of the Council. A procession was formed, head- ed by the recently organised band, was formed and the main streets of the town paraded. When London House Was reached the resi- dence of his parents, the V.T.G. gave three cheers in military style. ;Sergeant Stephens briefly thanked those assembled for the honour they had done him, his remarks being supple- mented by his father, Mr John Stephens, a member of the Urban District Council. LLANDOVERY ADULTERATED MILK.-David Jones, farmer, Pen- goilan, Llandovery, was fined £3 10s. 6d. on Fridav far selling adulterated milk. No BOROUGH RATE.-The Llandovery Town Council decided on Monday to levy a general district rate at 3. in the £ compared with 3s. 4d. in the preceding year, and that no Borough rate be declared inasmuch as the credit balance at the bank was con- sidered ample to meet all current axpenditure. This means a total decrease of 7d. in the £ on the previous year's rate. FARMER AND ROADMAN.—David Williams, Hen- llysfawr FArm, Llandovery, was charged on Friday with wounding John Morgan, 22 Orchard-street, Llandovery, roadman in the employ of the Car- marthenshire County Council, Mr Rhys W..Price Llandovery, defended. Morgan stated that on Monday, March 27, he was reparing a culvert at Aberogwr, and went to defendant's house for a laige stone, which was placed over a culvert. The defen- dant said he was not going to give the stone to the County Council, and struck him on the head with an iron bar.—Dr. Bankes Price stated that he wound was about 2 inches long, and extended to the bone. The magistrates dismissed the charge on the ground that no prima facie case had been made out as to wounding with intent. 8 COUNCIL AND NEW LANDOWNER.—The principal topic of discussion at yesterday's meeting of the Llandovery Town Council was the warning notiefs placed by Mr Witman the new owner of the Town Estate, by the footpath leading to Dolauhirion Bridge alongside the river Towy. —A deputation which had waited upon Mr Wiliran seeking a modification of the notices commented on the curt way in which they had been received by the landowner and his agent. The former declined to altet the wording of the notices and was so advised by his agent.—Alderman Thomas said it was for the Council to take their course to get the footpath recognised as public.-Coun. Nichols moved that steps be taken to inform the public that the path was a public one. He proposed that notice boards be put up at either end of the path, and that Mayor be asked to call the members together, and all the ratepayers of the borough who cared to come, to walk over the path.—Coun. Wm. Jones, seconded. —Aid. D. Saunders Thomas said there was another public path leading from the railway bridge to Dolau. hirion-road past Tonn Mansion. They could claim that also.—It was decided that the Council should claim all the paths to which the public were entitled and the proposal as to walking them was carried PONTARDULAIS. KILLICD.-Riebard Williams, collier, Glanyrafon. road, Pontardulais, was killed by a fall at the Birch Rock Colliery, Pontardulais, on Friday of last week. He leaves a widow and two children. LAMPETER. The captain of the British steamer Beddew, re- ported to have been sunk, is the husband of Mrs Jones Elder Cottage, Lampeter. As already stated, all on board, with the exception of a fireman, were saved. NEWCASTLE EMLYN. DEATH.—The death has taken place of Mr George Rees, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, after a few days' illness, at the age of 30. Deceased was a oattle dealer on an extensiva scale, and was a son of Mr Thomas Rees, cattle dealer, Newcastle Emlyn. He leaves a widow and one child.
To Advertisers and Correspondents
To Advertisers and Correspondents. Owing to the holidays on Good Friday and Easter the next issue of the "Reporter" will be published on the Wednesday evening. We shall be glad therefore if advertisers and correspondents will send in their contributions as early as possible.