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CARMARTHEN A meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guard "ins was held at the Shire Hall on SaturJay, M. J. J. Bowen, Llangunnock, presiding. The Master (Mr. Rees Price), in his report for the fortnight ending September 10th, said: Divine service was condu-cted in the house on Sunday, 5th September, by the Rev. Griffith Thomas, vicar of St. David's. The number of inmates in the house on the last day of the week waa 55, against 58 for the corresponding period last year. The number of casual paupers relieved during the fort- night was 24, against 64 fo the same period last year. The reports -of the relieving officers showed the amount of out-door relief distributed during the fortnight ended the previous Board-day to have been as follows:—First week: 601 paupers, a de- crease of 8 as compared with the corresponding period last year. Expenditure, £94 14s. 7d., an in- crease of j69 3s. lOd. Second week: 597 paupers, a decrease of 10. Expenditure, 232 Is. 9d., an in- crease of L2 9s. 6d. A letter was read from the Board of Trade stating that as a large number of colliers had joined the colours the supply of coal for consump- tion next winter would be less than usual, and that every effort should be made to accumulate stocks -of coal. Nurse Williams wrote resigning her position at the workhouse, as she had secured another post at Barry. Mr. D. Stephens, Llanarthney-Now is our time to exercise economy; cannot we do without appoint- ing a new nurse We have done that before. Mr. John J-ones, Laugharne—Is there any cause for her resignation? The Chairman-She has had a better post. Mr. Stephens proposed, and Mr. J. S. Williams (Trelech) seconded, that the Board do not adver- tise for a new nurse. Mr. Thomas Williams, Pontgarreg-Is it possible for us to be without a nurse? On the motion of the REJlY. J. Herbert, Llan- llawdog, the matter was referred to the House Committee.
LLANIHL0 Mr. Evan Davies, chairman, presided over the usual fortnightly meeting of the above authority on Saturday, Mr. R. Matthews ocoupying the vice- chair. For the post of porter to the Workhouse there were three applicants, namely—J. Evans, of Bryn- amman; Regan, Llandovery, and a third from the present clerk to Mr. Claude R. Davies, solicitor, who, along with Mr. W. D. Jenkins, architect, and Mr. A. J Lloyd, gave him testimonials Apparently the third applicant had only been in Llandilo for about two months. The first applicant was at present an out-door pauper, and whilst he described hin self as atrong, the Chairman, pointed out that he was described on the lists as suffering from fatty heart. He asked for B39 a year, or 15s. a week and all found. He was 42 years of age. The second applicant, a man named Regan from Llandovery, asked for B24 a year. He was 37 years of age. but not eligible for the Army. He stated that he had a fair use of the scissors and razor. After same discussion on these two applicants, Mrs. Roberts asked if a third had not come in. as she knew a very eligible candidate who had sent an application in. The application was, on being looked for. found in the door letter-box. The application was read. and in it the applicant stated that he had been in the same office before. He did not state his age or salary required. In answer to the Chairman. Mrs. Roberts could not sav where the man had been before. Rdv. Edryd Jones objected to the application being considered as it had come in after the other had been opened. Mrs. Roberts and Mr. W. Hopkins both conten- ded this was not the fault of the man. Lord Dynevor pointed out that the applicant had not carried out the terms of the advertisement by not stating his age or salary required. Mrs. Roberts thought the man's age was 45. Only Mrs. Roberts and Mr. J. Humphhevs voted for the application being considered, and it was therefore rejected. Motions were considered as to whether the Board should interview both the first- applicants or only number two. Lord Dynevor also asked that when the second applicant was considered, testimonials should be produced. Again Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Hopkins asked that No. 3's application should be considered, but were ruled out of order by the Chairman. Mr. W. Williams urged that the first applicant should have a chance They should encourage people to get off the rates. He offered himself to them for a job. as it was something he thought he could do. Let the Guardians satisfy themselves by an interview with the man. who, he thought, was the first man who ought to be tried in order to get him off the rates. They would thus be giving the man some encouragement. He (the speaker( appealed to them not to reject the application without some consideration. He proposed they should consider the application. Mrs. Roberts seconded, and Mr. Gomer Harries supported. The Chairman said he did not know whether they had considered the difference in the salary the two applicants were asking for. It was very essential a the one was almost double the other. Rfv. Edryd Jones—If you subtract the relief it might come almost the same.. It was decided br a large majority to interview both the applicants. It was decided, in reply to the appeal of the Local Government Board to order 50 tons of coal for the winter, as tl Master said he could store that amount. According to the report of the Master (Mr. David Evans). Lord Dynevor had kindly sent his annual gift of a choice piece of venison which was thoroughlv enjoyed by all. The Master wished to- thank the Dynevor family for their generosity. On Tuesday of last week. the Lord Lieutenant (Mr. J. W.' Gwynne-Hughes. Tregevb) and Mrs. Gwynne Hughes entertained the inmates at Tre- sreyb. Tea was served out in the grounds, and the children indulged in various amusements, in- cluding boating. They were given a fine treat. The men received four ounces of tobacco each and the women half-a-pound of tea and 21bs. of sugar each. The two eldest children each received a. scarf, while the other children were presented with toys. The partv were also presented with a goodly col- lection of fruits and biscuits. Those unable to attend received gifts at the house. On Thursday the children were invited to tea by the Methodist Sundav School and a1: enjoyed the treat. The curate of Llandilo. the R^v. David Jonpis, had officiated at two funerals at the house. The number of inmates was 56 as against 62 for the corresponding period of last year. The number of vagrants showed a substantia: decrease on the previous vear. „ » A PAUPER'S PROPERTY. NTr. W E. Richards. Felingwm. called attention to a small holding in the parish of Llanegwad. It was situated in a remote corner of the parish near Crugmelin mountain. The owner was a pauper lunatic at the Carmarthen Asylum, and was charge- able to the Llandilo Union. Up to last October she had a sister at the pla e. and it was thought that the property was owned jointly by them. It had since been found that the owner was the former, and the deeds and particulars of the place were in the hands of Mr. Lloyd Price, of Bryncothi. Rachel Evans died in October, and the place was now practicallv nobody's property and was running waste. He thought it wa« th« Council's duty to take steps in the matter, especially as Michaelmas was approaching. Mr. Lewis, the clerk, had told him they could not let the place. but they could ,o-et a magistrates' r,rrlpr to seil it. and. according to Mr. Lloyd Price'; estimate, it w(,,ld realize about 260. Mr. L. X. Powell proposed that the Clerk he in- structed to realize the property if the Council had a claim. Mr. W. E. Richards 6.,j,l that since they had had the estimate from Mr. Llovd Price, the old place had been burnt down, whether by accident or intent he could not say. The Chairman—Is there anything more liable to rlestrr-ction. Mr. W. E. Richards—There is nothing but the land running waste. It is about 9 acres in extent. Lord Dynevor thought the Guardians should not settle with a lunatic's property, because the pro- perty would first of all have to go through the hands of he Lunacy Commissioners, and the Board should be careful in dealing with the Commis- sioners. He was quite agreeable, however, that the Clerk should look into the matter. The matter was left in the hands of the Clerk.
Rural District Council
Rural District Council Mr. W. E. Richards, vice-chairman, presided over a meeting of this Council on Saturday, when the report of the Plans Committee was submitted by Mr. Robert Matthews. Three plans had been before the Committee, two of which had been passed, while a third plan, that of a cowhouse, had been deferred pending a visit of the building in- spector. On being moved by Mr. Matthews, and seconded by Mr. Gomer Harries, the report was adopted. Mr. Matthews also presented the report of the Sanitary Committee which had considered the ques tion of taking water guages at Bettws. As the guages were taken in wet weather they were no criterion, and the Inspector thought they should be taken again in dry cather, so that the two might be compared. Mr. Matthews further mentioned that clearing rods for drains and sewer pipes had been left in a shed close to an inn at Brynamman, from where they had been stolen. The Committee re- commended that the matter be referred to the police. Mr. Evan Davies said he thought information ought to have been given to the police immediately the loss was discovered. The Chairman-Better late than never. The report was adopted. Mr. Gomer Harries stated that a builder at Bryn- amman who had some property in the New Road desired some drains constructed there. He (Mr. Harries) understood that Mr. Strick, the landlord, was prepared to proceed with the construction of drainage in conjunction with the District Council, and he thought they ought to write to the County Council asking them to contribute a share towards the improvement. Mr. Evan Jones, sanitary inspector, said the matter had been before the Council for some time. The sewer was required very much, and it was a question of the expenditure of 225. He did not know how the people could go on unless they had a sewer to carry away the sewerage from the drains already constructed. He could bring in a plan of the proposed scheme by that day fortnight, but in that case it would be necessary to interview Mr. St-rick. On the motion of Mr. Robert Matthews, the Sanitary Inspector's suggestion was agreed to. Dr. Lloyd, medical officer of health, stated that an outbreak of diphtheria had occurred at Nant- garedig School in the Carmarthen Union which was attended mainly by children from the Llandilo Union. Seven cases had been reported, and he had visited these the previous Monday. The school did not possess a water S-LIPPIV. -tnd he proposed that the attention -of the County Education Com- mittee be drawn to the matter. The Chairman—There is a pump in the school yard. Dr. Llovo-Bllt it is not workinsr and never was. The Chairman said it was gratifying to find that the cases were of a mild type and were fast recover- ing. Mr. Roniprt Matthews said ishe first batch of ,n8iWS usually were mild, but the second lot would be much worse. The matter is to be referred to the Countv Edu- cation Committee. In the absence of the Clerk (Mr. Shipley Lewis). the Depnty Clerk (Ir. D. J. Morris) reported that the statistical work of resistration for the Llan- dilo district had been ompleted in scheduled time. and the results had been forwarded to the regis- trar-general.
Llandyssul Rural District Council
Llandyssul Rural District Council. The monthly meeting of the Llandyssul Rural District Council was held at the Workhouse, New- castle-Emlyn, on Friday, 3rd inst., Mr. J. 0. James presiding. A letter was read from Mr. John M. Davies, agent to Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., Bronwydd, con- senting to the Council taking stone for road pur- poses from the ground abutting on the plantation at Ffynnonfair, on condition of their rendering an amount of the stone taken and paying therefor the royalty of 4d. per cubic yard, the Council to securely fence their pits against danger to the public. This consent will continue to be in force until withdrawn by Sir Marteine Lloyd. These terms were con- sidered satisfactory. The Clerk said he was glad to let them know that all the work in connection with the National Regis- tration Act had been done voluntarily. (Hear, heal". Mr. J. D. Owen proposed a hearty vote of thanks to all the workers. Mr. E. Jones (Mock) seconded, and it was carried unanimously. Mr. Edward Thomas (surveyor) suggested that the coping for Cilgraig bridge should be done with cement instead of stone, as it would be more per- manent and would be cheaper. With regard to Coinant bridge he thought it would be better to leave it till the spring. On the motion of Mr. Enoch Jones it was decided to adopt the surveyor's recommendation. The Surveyor said he had been in communication with the Roads Board with regard to the releasing of men for the purpose of making military roads. He had replied that they had eight good men, and the Board had then asked what wages the men would require. He then inquired of the Board as to where the men would be required to go, but the Board had not given the information. Therefore nothing came of the matter. It was decided on the motion of Mr. J. D. Owen that the Council express their willingness for the men to go when wanted. Mr. James Jones (surveyor) reported that the pump for the well at Glynarthen had arrived at last, and the work of putting it up would be pro- ceeded with as soon as possible. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. J. Penry Lewi,3) reported that he had visited Tilangranog village and had found it in a satisfactory state. At Brongest a pigsty at the side of the main road was a nuisance to the public. He recommended that they should order it to be closed. It was thereupon decided that the Inspector should tell the owner. The Inspector also reported a similar case at Ffostrasol. In thi" case a gutter could be made to a field opposite. It was agreed to inform the owner that he must abate the nuisance. The Sanitary Inspector reported upon a dwelling- house he had inspected at Bankyrhenbant. He found the following defects:—Kitchen: Mud floor, two small windows, one not opening. Parlour or ground floor bedroom: Mud floor, damp walls, and one small window. Dairy: No ceiling and bad floors. Scullery: Floor of pebbles. First floor: Two beds up in the angle of roof under old thatch. Cowshed attached to dwelling-house with a doorway leading therefrom. Deep well with open drain from cowshed passing close by. There had been five fatal cases of tuberculosis in the house. He recommended its closure. Dr. T. J. Jenkins (sarcastically)—We'd better ask the Inspector to see the owner! Mr. Enoch Jones (Mook)—Ye«: I propose we do. The proposition was carried. *m-
ABERDARE Matbimoxy.—On Tuesday, September 7th, at the Tabernacle Congregational Church, Aberdare, a quiet wedding was solemnized, the contracting par- ties being Mr. Percy Trevor Rake, Dental-chambers, Trecynon, youngest son of Mrs. Rake, 1 of the late Mr. G. Harwood Rake, Trecvaon House anJ Miss Gertrude Elizabeth (Gertie), the only daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J. Sulgwyn Davies (Siloh), 68, Broniestyn-terrace. Aberdare. The bride is a de- scendant of the Prospers. grocers, Aberamman, and Gadlys. Aberdare. and was given away by her uncle, Mr. Thos. Edwards, grocer, Trecynon. The brides- maid was Mi-5 Nancy Edwards. Post Office, Cwm- dare. and the best man was Mr. T. Ll. Phillips, pharmacist. Clifton. The officiating ministers were the Revs. J. Sulgwyn Davies Davies and J. D. Rees, Salem. While rhe register was being signel. MenJel- ssohn's Wedding- March was played on the organ by Mr. G. R. Protheroe Buxtecl. The presents* were numerous and costly. After the ceremony the happy pair left for Torquay and South Devon for the honeymoon.
Carmarthen Borough. Monday, September 13th.-Before the Mayor (Alder- man John Lewis) and Mr. H. E. B. Richards. Jolird Stephens, now a munition worker, was sum- moned by Inspector Batten, of the R.S.P.C.A., for using a horse whilst in an unfit state. Inspector Batten said that on the 3rd June (Fair Day) he saw defendant in charge of a black mare in Lammas-street. It was being trotted up and down the street. He stopped it and found it very old and emaciated, and exceedingly lame. Mr. Morgan, veterinary surgeon, Lammas-street, was called, and advised that the animal should be destroyed. Defendant was not the owner. The owner had not yet been served with a summons. Mr. Chas. Morgan, veterinary surgeon, Lammas- street, corroborated. Head Constable Mayall reported a previous con- viction for a similar offence against defendant at Llanelly in 1912, when the horse on that occasion also was destroyed. Defendant was fined 30s.
Llandovery FRIDAY, September 10th.—Before Messrs. C. P. Lewis, Llandingat; T. Watkins, Gollen House, and T. Roberts, Crown Stores. AN ABSENTEE SOLDIER. P.S. Deans charged John Murphy with being an absentee from the Shropshire Light Infantry. Murphy surrendered himself to the sergeant, and said that he was sworn in at Shrewsbury on the 30th August and left on the following day.- Prisoner was remanded to await an escort. SCHOOL CASES. David Davies, school attendance officer, summoned May Williams, E. Prytherch, and B. Lewis with neglecting to send their children to school. An attendance order was made against the first named, whilst a fine of 10s. was imposed on eaoli of the other two defendants. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. P.C. Phillips summoned Walter Barley viih utter- ing obscene language. On the 21st ult. at H p.m., the constable said he heard a disturbance in King a Arms-street, and on proceeding there heard me defendant making use of obscene language.— Defendant wa§ ordered to pay 15s. ALLEGED RAILWAY OFFENCES. Alfred Darrell summoned Edward Jones, of Llandilo, with entering a train whilst in motion, and also with interfering with the comfort of passengers on the L. and N. Western Railway. A summons for alleged assault was also issued by the said Edward Jones against Darrell. Mr. T. C. Hurley, solicitor, Llandilo. appeared for the com- plainant. and Mr. R. W. Price, solicitor, Llan- dovery, for the defendant. On the application of Mr. Price, all the summonses were adjourned for a fortnight. ALLEGED ASSAULT. David Griffiths, cattle dealer, High-street, sum- moned Richard Vaughan, also a catde dealer, for assault. Mr. R. W. Price, solicitor, Llandovery, represented the complainant, and Mr. S. Griffith, solicitor. Ammanford, the defendant. At the outset, Mr. Griffith on behalf of his client, admitted the offence, and tendered an apology in respect of the assault. Mr. Price said that under the circumstances he would ask for permission to withdraw the case. The Bench agreed to this course.
CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL
CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL There was very little business at the monthly meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council on Tues- day night. The Mayor (Aid. John Lewis) pre sided. Mr. John Lloyd said there were several com- plaints of the condition of Bain's-;oad. It was in I a very bad state, and he. believed e residents there were willing to pay half -tie st the cement in psphalting the pavement He woulrt like to know the cost of asphait per yard and also ion- crete per yard? The Surveyor said that asphalt. ost ab ut a. to Is. 6d. according to its situation, d con^-te about 4s. He had received a note Iro n one < f the residents in Barn's-road ho offered 'o pay the difference between the cost of asphalt and concrete in front of the premises Mr. David Williams asked if anything further had been heard in regard to the payment of income tax bv the Corporation. The Clerk—Yes. I think Mr. Mansel. the sur- veyor of taxes, would have been here to-night, but he has been called to Scotland. The Clerk added that as instructed he had ascer- tained that to get counsel's opinion as to whether the Corporation had to pay income tax or not would cost £ 5 5s. Mr. D. Williams said he would be in favour of spending £ 5 5s. to find out whether the Corporation were to pay income tax or not. It would be money well spent. Mr. Walter Spurrell said perhaps the Surveyor of Taxes would give way on the point. That would save the expense of counsel's opinion. It was decided to hear what Mr. Mansel had to SI v when he returned. Whilst the bills were being sent round the mem- bers to be examined, Mr. Walter Spurrel asked if thev were signed by the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk-Ýes. Mr. Oliver Jones said the best thing would be for the Mayor and three other members to check them ns they came forward. The Clerk—That is what I suggested to-night, for the bills are here. Mr. Holmes—It 'ought to be done before the meeting. The Clerk said the cheques were brought to that meeting to be signed.
RUNAWAY HORSE LAUGHARNE LADIES INJURED. A distressing trap accident occurred near I Laugharne on Monday morning. A party of local ladies, including Mrs. D. J. Morse (wife of Mr. J. D. Morse, J.P), her nieces. Miss Gwen John, Brix- ton, and Miss Annie Evans, acompanied by two servant girls, were driving to Pendine in a phseton. When near the entrance to Broadway Mansion the horse bolted down an awkward incline, and at the turn the vehicle violently struck against a wall, and all the oocupants were precipitated on to the roadway, four members of the party sus- ttaining severe injuries. Fortunately, assistance soon arrived, and the sufferings of the ladies were, alleviated in every possible way until the arrival of Dr. Jones. Mrs. Morse and Miss John, Brixton. lie in a critical condition. Miss Evans is very badly bruised, whilst one of the girls, Miss Hilda German, is suffering from a broken arm anu a dis- located collar-bone. The injuries to the other occupants are slight.
0 DYFFRYN TEIFY NOTES
.0 DYFFRYN TEIFY NOTES The fortnightly meeting of the Neweastle-Emlyn Board of Guardians was held under the chairmanship of Alderman John Lewis (Meiros Hall) on Friday. 3rd inst. The Workhouse master reported that there were 13 paupers in the house, as against 20 for the corresponding period of last year. Vagrants re- lieved 18, as against 25. A letter was received from the Local Government Board. generally approving of the Guardians' decision to close the workhouse at the end of September. They asked, however, for a fuller statement as to what the Guardians proposed doing in cases of emergency. The Board were prepared to terminate the contracts of the master and matron upon the Guardians' decision to pay them reasonable gratuities. It was pointed out that the Guardians had decided to grant JB41 per annum, and It was decided to ak the Local Govern- ment Board fo approve of this arrangement.
NEW CARMARTHENSHIRE SCHOOL
NEW CARMARTHENSHIRE SCHOOL. A new school built by the Carmarthenshire County Council at Nantygroes. near Llandebie, was opened on Monday afternoon. Mr. J. Harries, J.P., chair- man of the Amman VaHey managers, performed the ceremony, and was presented with a silver key as a memento of the occasion.
CARMARTHENSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
CARMARTHENSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE EXAMINATION RESULTS "EXCESSIVELY BAD." The monthly meeting of the Carmarthenshire jliiducation Committee was held at the County Offices, Carmarthen, on Thursday, the 9th inst., Mr. W. N. Jones, Ammanfcrd, presiding. A letter was read from Mr. Alexander Smith. Pembrey, asking if he was permitted to join the Volunteer Training Corps. Many teachers, he said, would like to know if they were allowed to join.— The Clerk said he had replied that the committee had no objection to, his joining (hear, hear). Mr. Bowen, school attendance officer, Ammanford, wrote stating that the summer holidays were fixed at an inconvenient period. The parents utdised the services of their children, and the holidays should be fixed when those services were most needed. It was reported tnat Mr. Robert Matthews, school- master, Llandebie, would soon attain the age limit of 65, when his certificate would expire. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON A TEACHER. There was an interesting discussion following a letter received from a head teacher, stating that a woman, notorious for her violent temper, came into one of the school classrooms, and violently attacked one of the teachers. She struok her a heavy blow on the cheek. The woman had been fined for assaulting a teacher on a previous occasion. The Clerk had written to warn the woman, who. in reply, wrote: "What would you do if a teacher followed your daughter about and drag her about the head? I have warned the teacher before. I hope you will warn Miss as well as myself. It is for learning that I send my children to school, and not to be dragged about." Mr. W. B. Jones, Llanelly, said the Committee should take serious notice of this, or else there would be more of such occurrences in the county. He had §een this sort of thing before and no notice taken of it. with a detrimental effect on the school. He proposed that proceedings be taken against the woman.—Mr. James Phillips, St. Clears, seconded. Mr. Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt—Is it possible for a public body to take proceedings against a person for criminal assault? It is for the person assaulted to take proceedings. Mr. W. B. Jones said Mr. Peel surely knew that it was possible for a public body to instruct a teacher to take proceedings and back her up. The Chairman suggested that, before deciding on anything so drastic, an injuiry should be held by the committee. According to the letter5 read, it was possible that the teacher broke the rules, be- cause she had no right to inflict punishment on a ohild. A small committee was appointed to inquire into the matter and report. PRACTICAL SUBJECTS. rm' The Chairman explained that in view of a circular from the Local Government Board suggesting that public bodies should not incur expenditure which could be deferred, the Board of Education haJ been asked if it was intended that the Committee should not go on with their scheme of introducing practical subjects in the schools. A reply had been received stating that was not intended, and there- fore the Committee's scheme would go on. They only inquired so as to be on the safe side. -EXCESSIVELY BAD." A report by Mr. Bancroft, H.M. Inspector, on the bursar and free place examinations was considered. The report stated that out of 115 who sat for the bursar examination, only 24 secured half the maxi- mum niarti-s-17 boys and 7 girls. As there were 23 who gained less than 100 out of a possible 450 marks, it would be seen that a large number of thoroughly unsuitable children were entered for the examination. With regard to the free place exami- nation, 519 sent in application forms, and of those 473-226 boys and 247 girls—presented themselves. Those who obtained not less than half the number of marks possible (450) were 103 boys and 91 girls. In the Llanelly and Amman Valley districts, there was a plentiful supply of well-qualified candidates, but in Llandovery and Llandilo, the supply was either short or poor. Mr. Mervyn Peel said that at a meeting of the governors of Llandovery Intermediate School, it was felt that the report on the free place examina- tion was excessively bad for Llandovery district. The Committee should seriously consider how to get over the question of children entering for the examination who had not the slightest chance apparently of earning anything like half the marks. From what he heard at the Llandovery meeting, hardly anybody got more than half the marks, and very few got as many as half. Mr. Dd. Evans, Manordaf, said in some districts there had been splendid results, but of the splendid results complaints were made that some of the children were sent in simply to pass the examination without any intention of entering an intermediate school. He thought the Committee should tell head teachers that this was not an examination simply to show up the bright children, but an examination intended to find out the bright ones with a view to further education. Rev. A. Fuller Mills maintained that the standard of the examination was too high. Some of the questions, he said. were really unanswerable. Not even one per cent. of the children could answer some questions. In the Carmarthen district, the results showed that the country children did far better than the town children. Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall, said he was pleased to say that the marks in Llandyssul County School were over 300. Mr. W. J. Williams, Brynamman—But are the children at Llandyssul School examined by Mr. Bancroft? The Chairman-No; it is a Cardiganshire school where some of our children attend and we support it. Mr. Peel pointed out that Mr. Bancroft had examined in Carmarthenshire for many years. A teacher at Llandovery did not think the questions were too hard. It was decided to send a copy of the inspector's report to the head teachers of the various schools. TEACHERS' SALARIES. Replying to Mr. John Lloyd, Penybank, the Clerk stated that the difference between the maxima under the old and new scale of salaries for teachers (in- cluding the certificated and uncertificated) would mean a total increase of 25.065. Mr. Lloyd said he had been attacked in the press by a representative of the teachers, who went so far as to aocuse him of making a false statement. He hoped that the official figure given by the Clerk would disillusion the teachers. A report on the work of Carmarthenshire teachers who attended courses at the Barry Summer School stated that only three were marked as very fair," all the others being very good." The Clerk announced that a dispute over the use of a path at Carway had been settled, and the chil- dren were now allowed to use the path. APPOINTMENTS. There were 24 applicants for the three posts as cookery teachers. The salary is £ 85 per annum, rising to J3110, plus travelling expenses. Those appointed were: Miss Sybil Phillips, Tredegar; Miss Eira Towyn Jones, Llandebie; and Miss A. Olwen Pritchard, Ferryside. There were six candidates for the post of bead- master of Drefach Council School at a commencing salary of JE155. Mr. Dd. Jones, Penrhivvlas Council School, was appointed Miss Roetta Groom, Burry Port, was appointed headmistress of the Copper Works Council School at a salary of J685 per annum (commencing). The following appointments were also made:- Gwynfe Council -School, certificated head master- Mr. J. Jones, Aberdare. Pinged Council School, certificated head mistress- Miss Muthilde Bowser, Burry Port Council Girls' School. Old Llanedy Church of England School, certifi- cated head mistress—Miss Mary Ann Thomas, 1, Mary-street. Griffithstown. Llanegwad Church of England School, certificated head master—Mr. John Brunker, 4, Union-street, Carmarthen. Certificated Assistants. Brynamman Council School (male1-T. J. Wil- liams. Everett House, Cwmllynfell, Swansea Valley. Llandilo Council School (male)—Daniel John Thomas, Glynea House, Bynea. near Llanelly. Cwmamman Church of England School (male)- avid LI. Davies, Cwmbarre. Rhydlcwis, Hen!lan, R.S.O.
CARMARTHENSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Uncertificated Assistants. Cefneithyn Council School-Lizzie May Jones, Farmers' Arms, Cross Hands, Llannon. Llechyfedach Council School—Elizabeth Walters, Morlais House, Llannon. Llechyfedach Council School—Lizzie Jane Lewis, Rheidole, Cross Hands. Ammanford Council School (mixed)—Edith Annie Hughes. Llandebie Church of England School. Brynamman Council School (mixedl-Griff. Grif- fiths, Waunfawr, Velindre, Henllan. Hillfield Council School (girls)—Rosie Victoria Davidson, Sandfield Villa, Ferryside. Ystradowen Council School, infants' department, supplementary teacher—Jennet A. Thomas, Glen Rhewyn, Cwmllynfell. The following teachers have taken the college course in woodwork, although they do not state in their applications that they desire to teach the subject in school:—Messrs. D. Jones, head teacher. Nantgaredig Council School; D. O. uavies, head teacher, Cefnarthen Council School; Evan J. Roberts and Stephen Phillips, uncertificated assis- tants, Pwll Council School; S. I. Williams, certifi- cated assistant, Garnant Council School; D. B. Rees, head teacher, Llanllwni Church of England School; D. Phillips, certificated assistant, Llangadock Council School; Stanley Jones, certificated assistant, Glan- amman Council School; Joseph Thomas, certificated assistant, Gwendraeth Council School; Gwilym S. Nicholas. Saron Council School (certificated assis- tant). Returns submitted showed that in connection with the Committee's scheme of practical instruction, applications had been received from 28 schools for handicraft classes: from 69 schools for school gardens and from 115 schools for evening classes. .>
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CARMARTHENSHIRE INSURANCE COMMITTEE
CARMARTHENSHIRE INSURANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire Insurance Com- mittee was held at Carmarthen on Saturday, when Mr. David Evans, Manordaf, was elected chairman for the ensuing year. Returning thanks, Mr. Evans said he had not missed attending one meeting of the Committee since its formation, and on that occasion he was representing the Committee in another place. He proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Mervyn Peel, the retiring chairman, who, he said, deserved their hearty thanks for the able manner lie had presided over their deliberations during the past- year.—Mr. A. B. Richards, Llanelly, seconded, and the motion was enthusiastically carried. Acknowledging the vote, Mr. Peel said it was very satisfactory to think that the Committee was now working very smoothly in all the complicated details connected with their activities. For that they were deeply indebted to the Clerk and his stan. Mr. David Williams, Carmarthen, proposed Mr. J. Harrison Evans, Carmarthen, as vice-chairman. The Committee had had a representative of the County Council as chairman and a representative of the Friendly Societies, and now they should give a turn to the industrial societies. Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall. seconded. Mr. W. B. Jones, Llanelly, said they had been going on the principle of having a chairman from the east and west of the county in turns. As the new chairman was from the west, the vice-chairman should be from the east. He proposed Mr. Joseph Roberts, Llanelly. as vice-chairman. Mr. H. E. B. Richards, Carmarthen, said the name of Mr. Harrison Evans was put forward before and he gave way. He suggested to Mr. W. B. Jones that if the representative of the east would fovftgo his claim on this occasion, that in all pro- bability his claim would be entertained next year. Mr. Mervyn Peel said he denied that the east had claim to the chairmanship alternately with the west. The question of east and west ought to be served altogether in that committee. They ought to give the various bodies represented on the Committee, as far as possible, a chance of having their man in the chair in rotation. Mr. Davies, Whitland, seconded the election of Mr. Joseph Roberts. Nineteen voted for Mr. Harrison Evans. and 13 for Mr. Josoph Roberts. Mr. Evans was therefore appointed. PRESCRIPTIONS. The joint report of the panel and pharmaceutical committee stated that there were l-o t',443 prescriptions and the work of checking them would cost J345. When the analysis of the checking was received, the committee recommended that steps be taken to protect The drug fund from depreciation from ex- cessive prescribing.—The report was adopted. THE TREASURERSHIP. Mr. J. Arthur Jones, manager of the National Provincial Bank, Carmarthen, and Mr. D. Jones, manager of the London, City and Midland Bank, Carmarthen, put in applications for the post of treasurer to the Committee in succession to the late Mr. P. J. Wheldon, manager of the National Pro- vincial Bank. A letter was read from > Mr. C. E. Davies, manager of Lloyd's Bank, Carmarthin, stating, in reply to the Clerk's letter, that he did not apply for the post. It was not the bank's practice in the circumstances to compete for posi- tions under public bodies. The terms offered by the manager of the London City and Midland Bank were:—On balances in hand, interest to be allowed from day to day at one per cent. below the Bank of England rate for the time being, with a minimum of 2g per cent. and maximum 5 per cent.; or as an 2 alternative, a fixed rate of '3J per cent. per annum to 4 be allowed on balances, with no commission to be charged. The manager of the National Provincial Bank submitted the following terms:—No free balance required; no commission to be charged, even if the account be overdrawn; 3 per cent. to be allowed on creditor daily balances; 31 per cent. to be charged on debtor daily balances, should temporary over- draft be required. Mr. Davies, Whitland, proposed that the manager of the London City and Midland Bank be appointed treasurer, and Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall, seconded. Mr. Walter Lloyd, Carmarthen, asked if any person who was directly interested in a bank, had a right to vote or speak on the matter? The Chairman-I am afraid I cannot rule in your favour in this matter. Mr. John Lewis said the bet terms by a long way were those offered by the London City and Midland Bank. (" No.") The National Provincial Bank had been having all the cream in the county for some years past. They had the asylum, County I Council, and the Education Committee aooounta. The education accounts alone meant about £200,0(,0 a. year. He .id not believe in a monopoly. The National Provincial Bank had never offered them anything before, but now that the matter had come to competition, they offered three per cent. Mr. W. N. Jones, Ammanford, thought the bank, it-self, and not the manager, should be the Com- mittee's treasurer. He considered it unfair to appoint the manager. Mr. H. E. B. Richards moved an amendment that the Committee do not change their bank. and that Mr. J. Arthur Jones, manager of the National Provincial Bank. be appointed treasurer. Refer- ring to the statement of Mr. Lewif, that the National Provincial Bank had not offered them any terms bcfore, he stated that it was extremely difficult for any manager to place any value on the accounts- of that Insurance Committee. Further, the present manager of the National Provincial Bank had only just come to Carmarthen, and as a guarantee of his liberal treatment, they had good terms offered. The Committee might have better treatment in one- sense from the London City and Midland Bank, but ho questioned whether they would get better treat- ment in the aggregate. They must consider the bank rate. There was no doubt that when the bank rate was changed, the treatment at any bank changed. It had been suggested that those who had spoken so well on behalf of the London City and Midland Bank were interested —— Mr. Davies, Whitland-Name. Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall—I am not interested. Mr. W. B. Jones asked if it was legal for the Committee to charge the treasurer interest for monies that remained in his hands, or for the bank to take interest? In the Friendly Societies Act, at any rate, it stated definitely that a society had no right to accept interest from its treasurer for any money he had in his hands, or to charge him interest. The Clerk stated that in this particular case. it was a person that required by the Insurance Commis- sioners to be appointed treasurer. The manager of thp bank will place his account with the bank. and whatever payment will be made. will be allowed to the committee. By 19 votes to L8. it was decided to vote by ballot, the result of which was as follows:—For the manager of the London City and Midland Bank. 31 votes; and manager of the National Provincial Bank, 10. The former was therefore appointed treasurer.
BURRY PORT AND PEMBREY NOTES
BURRY PORT AND PEMBREY NOTES The Male Voice Party have decided to hold a concert at an early date, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the wives and families of the men from Burry Port serving with the colours. There is a good deal of property changing hands a t present at Burry Port, much to the satisfaction of the legal fraternity, who are not, we are told, overblessed with work these days. In these tran- sactions several members of the Urban Council have figured, including Councillor Fred Morgan, Tom Davies and John Evans. The whole of the tenants living at Aelybryn- terrace. in Mansel-etreet, have received notice to quit. The buildings have been purchased from Councillor Fred Morgan, or his father, ex-Sergt. Philip Morgan, by Messrs. Nobel's Explosives Co. for the use of their officials. Some of the tenants were quite prepared to purchase their houses if offered. They have lived there since the houses were built. The question is now where are these people to go. as there is not a single house in the district vaoant. The house-owners are raising the rents owing to the fact that tenants are taking in people to lodge. The housing accommodation is very limited. Why should these people crave for more rent when the burden rests on the wife of the household? Another question freely discussed is, if Nobel's require houses for their officials why don't they build suitable houses and relieve the existing tension of the housing difficulty? Owing to a great deal of trouble in securing ac- commodation for men arriving for the Explosives Works, Messrs. Nobel's Explosives Co. and Messrs. Walter Scott and Middleton are arranging to open a lodgings bureau at Burry Port House. Before the bureau can fully serve the purpose for which it is intended, it is necessary that the houes- hofders of Burry Port and Pembrey should co- operate with Nobel's by sending in particulars of the accommodation which they have at their dis- posal for lodgers.
TRAMS RUN WILD
TRAMS RUN WILD COLLIERY FATALITY AT PONTYATES. A serious accident, involving the death of one man and injury to three others, occurred at the Gwen- draeth Anthracite Colliery, Pontyates, on Monday. The victim was Robert Iving, Pencoed-road, Burry Port, and the injured are D. J. Davies, Pentyates, Tom Evans, Pentyates, and Evan Davies, Maes- gwilym, Carway. When the first journey of empty trams was being lowered, the pin of the shackle at the rear flew off the socket, causing several trams to run wild. The four men, who were standing near at hand at the time, were knocked down. King was terribly crushed and died instantaneously. The other three workmen, who sustained severe injuries, were con- veyed to hospital. The deceased had been engaged at the colliery for a number of years. He was a popular figure at Burrv Port. where lie was drill instructor of the local Pembrey Volunteer Training Corps. e
University College, Reading. Berks, has suffered a loss by the death of Professor D. T. Gwynne- Vaughan, M.A.. F.R.S.E., who was appointed to the professorship of botany a vear ago. Professor Vaughan was a native of Llandovery, where he was born in 1871, and in 1911 he married a daughter of the Hon. Arthur Fraser. Before taking the chair of botany at Reading he had filled professional posts at and Queen's University (Belfast), and had written and Jueen's University (Belfast), and had written largely on botanical subjects. Mr. D. P. Davies, manager of the Llangadock and District Agricultural Co-operative Society, has died at Aberlleehach Farm. Llanddeusant. He was a prominent member of the St. Cadog Reading Room and Lending Library, secretary to the Belgian Refugees Committee, and for some time had been in charge of the Llangadock Boy Scouts.