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LOCAL WAR ITEMS
LOCAL WAR ITEMS. Pte. Charles Evans, of the R.G.A., has re- turned to his home in Cambrian-place. He is recuperating after an attack of enteric. Mr H. C. Reeves—son of Mr Harry Reeves, King street, Carmarthen—has joined the Royal Naval Division at tht Crystal Palace. tt.. Capt. the Hon. E. 0. Campbell, of the Sea forth Highlanders, who is reported wounded, is a son of the third Earl Cawdor, and an uncle of the present (the (fifth) Earl. tilt Mr W. Arnold Davies, solicitor, Lampeter, has been granted a commission as second- lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, stationed at Cambridge. • •• Miss Davies, daughter of Mr T. Davies, Priory street, is a nurse in the hospital at Southend, which had such a narrow escape from Zeppelins on Monday. Lieut. Charles S,aer-hrotlier of Mr John Saer, clerk to the Carmarthen Guardians- who was serving in the 5th Royal Lancaster Regiment, has been wounded. His regiment .was in the fight at Ypres. «** Mr Bath Jones, schoolmaister, Hudderstfield, who was serving with the 2nd Duke of Well- ington Regiment, was wounded at Hill 60, and is now in the base hospital at Boulogne. He is a son of the late Mr H. R. Jones, head- master of Pentrepoeth School, Carmarthen. otw Another of the Ferryside boys who joined at the same time—Private Benjamin D. Howells, son of Mrs J. Howells, Brigstocke terrace—is also in hospital sfFuering from shook, the effect of shell-bursting, which ren- dered him quite deaf. Claptain C. L. Veal, who has been stationed at Carmarthen for some months as recruiting officer for the 41st area (embracing Carmar- thenshire and Pembrokeshire) has been ap- pointed brigade-major to the 115th Brigade, 43rd Welsh-Division: Lieut. P. V. Davies, of the 6th Lancashire Fusiliere-son,ofMir C. E. Da.vies, manager of Lloyd's Bank-bias been wounded and is pro- gressing satisfactorily. His regiment was in Egypt recently, so presumably he was in the fighting at the Dardanelles. u News has been received that Lance-Corpl. Arthur R. Dyke, son of Mr Robert Dyke, Mansielton Villas, Ferryside, was seriously wounded in the recent fighting for Hill 60, and is in hospital. He was one of the first to volunteer on the outbreak of war, and was in the 1st Welsh Regiment. *#* In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Llewelyn Williams asked the Financial Secre- tary to the War Office whether he was aware that 500 men of the 61st Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery were billeted for eight days at Carmarthen at Easter time, whether the rate of billeting was reduced during that time from £1 3s 4d to 17s 6d per week; if so by whose authority the reduction was made, whether Scores of householders, including many widows had not received any payment, and if oo-wilat was the explanation for the failure on the part of the military authorities to meet their obligations. Mr Baker replied: I have no information of this case, but 1 am having inquiries made and will let the hon. member know the result. The Staff of the County Council Offices, Carmarthen, is being well represented in the fighting forces of the country, and this week we have to record the decision of Mr Joseph Morgan, Chief Attendance Officer under the Education Department, to offer his services to the Navy. At the Staffing Committee meeting held at the County Offices on Satur- day last, Mr Morgan applied for permission to relinquish his duties, stating that he thought the time had come when every able- bodied man ought to offer his services to the Army or Navy. The application was granted amidst acclamation. The other members of the County Staff who have joined the forces are: Mr T. E. Taylor, County Dept.; Mr A. E. Savage, Architect's Dept.; Mr Percy J. Williams, Architect's Dept.; Mr John Williams, Insurance Dept.; Mr J. H. Richards, Taxation Dept. Dr D. Hughes, Medical Officer of Health; Dr R. L. Thomas, School Medical Officer; Mr Ivor Evans, Medical Inspection Dept. Secand-Lieut. R. A. Lloyd, 4th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regim-ent)--the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Walter E. Lloyd, Linden House, Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, Liver- pool, who has been killed in action, was only twenty years of a.ge, to uote the words of a fellow officer, "his magnificent courage in leading his men in the charge after being wounded was fully worthy of the V.C." He went to the front at the end of February and was very p pular among his colleagues, who deeply mourn his loss. He was educated at Liverpool College and Mill-hill Sbhool, where he won a sohoarship, and afterwards went to Cambridge, where he also won a classical scholarship. Here, he distinguished himsielf in his studies, and was a member of the boat- ing "Light Blue" crew. In Liverpool he was a member of the Rugby bootbaJl club. Mr and Mrs Lloyd had two other sons at the front, Lieut. T. W. Lloyd, also of the 4th King's, and 2nd-Lieut. W. E. Lloyd, of the 10th Scottish. The former was invalided home a fortnight ago, and the latter is in hospital sufferinig from a somewhat serious wound sustained on April 13th.
The Churches. At a full meeting of the English Baptist Church, Carmarthen, on the 12th inst. (Mr Rees Davies presiding) a resolution was unani- mously pased expresing si-ncere and grateful appreciation of the six year's pastorate of the Rev Gwilym Davies and sincerely trusting that he would decide to continue in tho pas- torate for many years to come. **# The Rev John Rogers, the respected pastor of Jerusalem Welsh Coaiigreigational Church, has intimated to the church that he intends giving up the ministry of Jerusalem this year, and of which he has been pastor for 40 years. Mr Rogers has been in failinghealth for a long time. and his resignation was received with great regret. .1<. The anniversary services in connection with Lammas street Inidpeendient Church will be held on Sunday and Monday next, when the pulpit will be occupied by Miss Rosina Davies, Treherbert. There were large congregations at the anni- versary services held in connection with Water street C.M. Church on Sunday and Monday. Eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev John Roberts, M.A., Cardiff. ««• Commissioner Higgins delivered a lecture at the Carmarthen Guildhaill on Monday after noon on "The Salvation Army in Peace and War." The chair was occupied by tho Rev ''r A. Fuller Mills. The Chairman said that the Salvation Army was one of the greatest social, mora land spiritual forces of the pre- sent day, and although it had received the benediction of Kings it had not lost its head. ••• A very pleasant social evening was held at the English Baptist Church on Thursday, May 6th, the ocasion being the celebration of the sixth year's ministry of its well respected and popular pastor, the Rev Gwilym Davies, M.A. The chair was taken by the pastor, and a very interesting programme was pre- sented, some of the artists being: Violin solo, Mies Tessa Brockie, who has made wonderful progress in her profession. Solos were ren- dered by the folowing: Hannah Jane Jones, Gladys Jones, Stanley James, and Brinley Jones. iJss Margy Brockie acted as accom- panist. Supper was served during the inter- val by the ladies of the church, the following presiding: Mrs H. E. B. Richards, Mrs R. A. Brockie, Mrs Scrivener, and Mrs G. L. Jones. The Treasurer (Mr Rees Davies) presented a very interesting financial rtport dealing with the church affairs during the pastorate of its present minister, year by year, showing the improvement and progress made in this direction. Again the membership of the church, on the authority of the Church secre- tar.r( Mr Fred James) has held its own and many candidates are now awaiting baptism. Eulogistic references were made to the minis- ter and his work by several members and officers of the church, and one of the most successful pastor's socials ever held in connec- tion with this church was brought to a close by a vote of thanks to the artists and the pre- siding ladies, moved by Mr J. J. Williams, seconded by Mr G. L. Jones., terminating with the singing of the Doxology. Several of the Free Churches in the Kid- welly district have passed resolutions of deep sympathy with the relatives of the Lusitania victims. The resolution passed at Sardis, Trimsaran, was as follows:— "We as a church and congregation at Sardis, Trimsaran, desire to express our deepest sympathy with the relatives of those who so piteously perished through the sinking of the Lusitania by German pirates. And we also appeal, in the name of the Almighty, in the most sincere manner that President Wil- son should resign in the face of his inability to uphold the honour of the American flag, so that Americans can protest against the wicked work of the Kaiser and his people, and fight for freedom against the enemy." This resolution was carried with much en- thusiasm.
KIDWELLY NOTES. News from the seat of war, always devoured with the keenest interest in these terrible days, had a more than usual significance to local readers during the past week inasmuch as in the list of wounded appear the names of 2nd-Lieut. T. S. Bowen, 3rd Welsh Regiment, only son of Mr Geo. E. Bowen, J.P., and Mrs Bowen, Rumsey House; Private Dd. Luther Jenkins, son of Mr and Mrs Griffith Jenkins, Arlais Farm; and Private Sam Evans, 12, Gwendraeth Town, Kidwelly. Lieut. Bowen was largely instrumental in raising the first contingent of Kidwelly men for Kitchener's Army, and accompanied them to Cardiff in the early autumn of 1914. He received his commission, and having under- gone a. course of instruction in gun firing at Hythe, was placed in charge of a machine gun section. He had been in France only a few days when he was wounded in the head with shrapnel. Fortunately his injuries are not serious, and all will be glad to hear of a speedy recovery. Mr and Mrs Bowen, who have been winter- ing at, Porthcawl, have received a very large number of messages of sympathy from the people of Kidwelly, of which Mr Bowen is ex- Mayor. Private Jenkins, who only a few weeks ago was home on a short furlough, was wounded in the shoulder, but we are glad to learn that he is iin the best of spirits and is looking for- ward to a complete restoration to health. Writing; home from the Southern General Hospital, Bristol, Private Jenkins says "I am going on in the pink, and I get plenty of everything in the hospital." Private Sam Evans who, as well as Private Jenkins, is known as a crack "shot," was wounded in the left arm, as will be gathered from the following post card written to his wife nnd children at 12, Gwendraeth Town, Kidwelly, from the base hospital in France: "Just a line ortwo to let you know that I am getting on all right. The doctor doesn't know yet whether I have broken my left arm or only knocked it out of place, as it has swollen such a lot. It is very painful with me. I was buried in the trench, and I was lucky to get off so good, because the two other fellows were killed on top of me. They were hit by shell, but I saved because I was underneath." Everyone wishes the gallant fellows a com- plete and speedy recovery. Mrs H. E. Smart presided over a very well attended meeting of the Belgian Refugees Committee held at the Town Hall on Monday evening the 10th inst., and important business was transacted. The Treasurer, Ald. submitted a very satisfactory financial report, and a cheque for £ 8 was drawn in favour of Mrs D. Meredith to meet the expenses of the current fortnight. It was decided to consider at the next meet- ing to be held on the 25th inst. the future of the Fund, as the six months for which sub- scriptions were promised expires on the 29th. It was reported that all the men refugees had now secured employment, Mr Brochard having started work at Mr Smart's Brick- works last week at an approximate wage of 30s per week. There was a big exodus of Baptists from the town on. Tuesday last, the members of Siloam Chapel journeying to Burrry Port to take part in the annual singing festival of the Baptist churches of the district. The Rev H. R. Jones, the respected pastor, accompanied I his flock, and rendered valuable service at the meetings. In small batches the men of Kitchener's Ai my pay short visits to their homes before proceeding to the front, and this week we were glad to see, looking thoroughly fit, Corp. D. J. Davies, Bailey street, and Pte. Chas. Gibbard, Water street, of the 9th Welsh Regiment, and Pte. Tom Edwards, of the R.A.M.C. They are looking forward with keenness to do their little bit against the Wretched poisoners from Germany,
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I LOCAL INTELLIGENCEi
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE Carmarthen Choristers Society (con- ductor, Mr J. J. Lewis) will give a sacred concert at the Empire Theatre, Blue street, on Sunday evening next at 8 p.m., and will be assisted by well-known artistes. The choir intend competing at Burry Port Eisteddfod on Whit Monday.
Illness of Mr Wheldon
Illness of Mr Wheldon. CONDITION CRITICAL. Carmarthen people learned with regret on Tuesday that the clondition of Mr P. J. Whel- don, Nat. Prov. Bank (Borough Treasurer) was very critical as a result of an attack of pneumonia. On Thursday (yesterday) morn- ing his condition was said to be unchanged.
Agricultural Organisation. MEETING OF FARMERS ON SATURDAY. A meeting of daily farmers has been called for Saturday next at the Carmarthen Guild- hall, when it is hoped to organise all the milk sellers in South West Wales.
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Carmarthen Board of Guardians
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Guildhall on Saturday. Mr J. J. Bowen presided. PONTYBEREM AS A SEPARATE PARISH. The Clerk (Mr John Saer) said that an order had been made for making Pontyberem a. separate parish. Until the notice had been published no, appeal could be made. The order had only been published this week. The Chairman What are the Rural District Council going to do. The Clerk: The District Council have prac- tically decided to appeal. It was decided to appeal. THE "WAY TICKET" SYSTEM. The Clerk said that a notice had come stating that the Board's share of the West Wales Vagrancy Scheme for the year was zC8 2s 4d. Mr T. Thomas: Have you examined it? Mr J. Jones Plas): It is swre to be right. Rev A. Fuller Mills: We ought to feel grateful at the low figure which we are called upon to pay. The system is working well all through South Wales. A WORKHOUSE TO LET. A letter was read from the Newcastle Emlyn Board sitating that they were going into the question of dosing the workhouse as the number of paupers was small. In the event of it being closed, would the Carmar- then Guardians be prepared to take 12 or 15 inmates and what would be the charge per head. The Chairman: I don't know that under the present circumstances we should be abile to take them at any price. Rev A. Fuller Mills: We had better refer it to the House Committee to consider it. This was agreed to. MORE MONEY REQUIRED. The Clerk said that he had received from the County Council a. precept at 6id in the £ for the quarter on the 28 parishes, making £ 3,528 13s 2!d. On St. Peter the rate was 3d in the ;1;; making a total of JE576 5s 3d. There were also precepts on various parishes for capital expenditure on education. These amounted to P,1,010 17s 5d, making a total of £5,115 15s lOd. Mr Stephens: Does that come oin Llanarth- ney parish. The Clerk Part of it. Mr Stephens: Most of it I think. HOUSE COMMITTEE. The House Committee reported that they had met on the 5th May and elected Mr T. Thomas (St. Peter) as their chairman. They interviewed all the inmates who had been ad- mitted since the previous meeting and gave instructions as to what should be done. Mr M. J. Evans on another date had visited the house without notice and found everything in good order. TILL WAR IS CONCLUDED. The Clerk said that the L.G.B. had ap- proved of the appointment of nurse at the Workhouse until the 31st May on condition that by that time she had acquired the certi- ficate of the C.M.B. She had enrolled herself with the view of taking the course of lectures at Swansea. In consequence of the war, the class had not been made up, and she had not been able to attend any class at all. She was practically qualined, but she would not be able to obtain the certificate until she had attended a course of lectures. It was decided to apply for the approval of the present qualifications until after the war. NO OVERSEERS APPOINTED. The Clerk said that the Llandawke Parish Meeting had neglected to appoint overseers. The overseers last year were Mr T. Thomas, of Llandawke and Mr Lewis, of Buildings. It was decided to re-appoint these two gentlemen. The Clerk also stated that he had received a letter stating that three gentlemen were the overseers for Llanpumpsaint. Unless they were appointed in a proper way they were not qualified to act There is a proper form in which the thing should be done. The notice should state that they had been appointed at a meeting of the Parish Council, and the notice should be signed by the Chairman and the Clerk. The three gentlemen named were: Mr Dd. Jones, Cerrigbychan; Mr T. Thomas, Waun; and Mr T. Evans, Barston. Rev A. Fuller Mills: Can these gentlemen decline to act. The Clerk: No. Rev A. Fuller Mills: There is no salary attached to the office. The Clerk: There is none. It was decided that the Guardians formally appoint the three gentlemen named. RESTORED TO HER PARENTS. An application was made by the parents to have restored to them a girl named Martha Jones, 11 years old. The child who was stated at the court to be weak-minded was sent to the Cottage Home in consequence of the con- viction of her mother for drunkenness. The father stated that he had obtained work in the new munition factory near Burry Port, The Clerk: She told me she would not come to Carmarthen any more because every time sfhe comes she gets looked up. Both parents appeared before the Board and stated that they would look after the child properly. The mother said that she had given up the drink. It was- decided to hand over the child to the parents and to suggest that the Inspector of the N.S.P.C.C. visit the house occasionally. MASTER'S REPORT. 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Carmarthen Rural District Council
Carmarthen Rural District Council. The monthly meeting of the Carmarthen- shire Rural District Cbunoil was held at the Guildhall on Saturday. Mr W. Williams (chairman of the Council) presided. ROAD FLOODING AT LLANDDAROG. Mr J. W. Lewis drew attention to the necessity of raising a, little causeway with the object of preventing the flooding of a portion of the road. He suggested that a small com- mittee be appointed to see the land owner with the object of getting the necessary facilities. The matter was left to the Surveyor and Mr J. W. Lewis. TAKING OVER, ST. CLEARS ROAD. The Surveyor (Mr E. Morgan) reported on the proposal to take over the road leading from Santa Clara to the Croft and Foxhill- terrace, St. Clears. It was estimated that the total cost of the necessary repairs would be about £ 6. Mr B. Salmon said that the road complied with all the requirements of the Council. He proposed it be taken over on the payment of JE6. Mr J. Lewis (Llangendeime) seconded the L proposal which was carried unanimously. GUARANTEEING THEIR JOBS. Mr Lliew. Morgan (Llangnning): One of the road labourers has joined the colours- Should he be so fortunate as to escape the bullets of the Germans would we guarantee him his work on his return. (Cries of "YOS, yes.") There had also been an inspector taking the names of t.h eligible for special work. 1 think we should pass a resolution to guaran- tee their jobs. With that object I propose that we do guarantioe them their jobs. The Chairman: I think we all agree to that. The proposal was carried unanimously. ROAD IMPROVEMENT AT DREFACH. The question of widening Mary street, Dre- fach, was agan oonsdered. At the last meet- ing, the Clerk wias directed to enquire the price at which the necessary land could be procured. The Olerk now read a letter from the agents stating that the land would be sold at Is per lineal foot, the Cbunoil to build a substantial rabble wall 6 feet high, and to pay all costs of the transfer. Mr J. J. Bowen: I think we had better pro- pose a vote of thanks to them for that. Mr Stephens proposed that the matter be deferred for a month and this was agreed to. ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Llandefeilog Parish Council asking the Dis- triot Council to take action in regard to an alleged encroachment on the highway leading from Plasgwyn Mill to Treiimpsey. Mr Bowen (the local Councillor): They passed at the Parish Council to draw the attention of the Surveyor to it. You can see that he has taken the matter into his own hands. Mr W. E. Jones (Surveyor): This is the first I have heard of it. Mr J. Lewis: I know that the Parish Coun- cil are unanimous. I should like them- to finish with it as long as it has cropped up. So far as I can hear, the road labourer has been doing nothing on this road during the last 20 years. Mr Bowen; Nor the Surveyor. Mr J. Lewis: And there were gates there this last 19 years. Mr W. E. Jones (Surveyor): I went over the road last Thursday. It is closed up. A man can walk over it and that is all. The road labourer has not worked there for the last 20 years. Gates similar to those now up have been up there for 15 years. Mr Bowien: This road is quite useless. We cannot say that the gates were put up. to stop traffic. Even if these were, removed, you could not go along there. You would get stuck in the mud or in the briars. These gates have bee nput up to stop cattle trespassing. Rev J. Herbert: Is this the road that leads along the river and comes out at OwmfelinP Mr Bowen: Yes. Rev J. Herbert: Isn't it some use to the ratepayers F I Mr Stephens: If there is no traffic on the road what is the use of discussing it? The Clerk: If you want to open a new high- way you are asked to pay Is a foot for it. Once a road is a highway, it is always a high- way unless it is oliosed up in a proper and legal manner by the Quarter Sessions. Undoubtedly it is a public highway, and you and everyone else is entitled to walik over it. Mr Bowen: Why isn't it kept like a high- way? The Clerk: That is the fault of the District Council. Mr J. Jones (Plas): I know this road better perhaps than anyone here. Twenty years ago you could pass over it. Five or six years ago it became impassable. We get Is a year from the G.W.R. Co. for an easement there. The Clerk: You were very sharp after the Railway Co. and insisted on their paying a shilling a year for laying a pipe. You. then treated it as a highway. Now it is proposed not to treat it as a highway, The matter was deferred for a month. LLANSAINT WANTS SANITATION. A letter was received from the County Council asking for the observations of the District Council on a complaint made by the St. Ishmael Parish Council that the village of Llansaint was without drainage, without a water supply, and without a rubbish tip. Mr J. Jones said that the Surveyor had the matter of the drainage in hand. As regards the rubbish tip, they did select a site but found that the price was prohibitive. It was very difficult to get a water supply except by gravitation. They were doing the best they possibly could. Rev J. Herbert: The worst of the Llansaint people is that they do not try to help them- selves. Mr W. E. Jones: It is very serious. There is one road will be stopped very soon unless we do something. Rev J. Herbert: Suppose we do pay £ 200 for the site of a rubbish tip who is to bear the expense ? The Clerk: St. IsmaeJi. Rev J. Herbert: If they want it let them have it and pay for it. Mr J. Jones: If we apply for a' compulsory or dor we can get the land att its proper value. The Clerk: There is no water to be had. For the drop trickling up at Longlands they wanted £ 150. Rev J. Herbert: I propose that we state tha; if the Parish is willing we are prepared to (arry out the scheme. l\l' J. Lewis seconded the metion which was carded unanimously.