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PONTARDULAIS [By "THE DRUID."] On Saturday evening at the Board Schools, the annual meeting of the Parish Council of Llandilo- Talybont was held, the chairman, Mr. Thomas Davies, presiding. The following councillors were also present: Messrs. T. Davies (Penyrheol). Albert Williams, Thomas Thomas, David Francis, David Thomas, Thomas Jenkins, Rbys Pcinry, Alfred Thomas, David Lewis, John Griffiths, Mathew Griffiths, District Councillor Tom George, the Clerk (Mr. J Roberts), and the Assistant Overseer (Mr. John White —The minutes of the last meetings were read and con- firmed.-The Sub-Registrar for the district made a statement with regard to the proposed claim of the Parish Council to have him visit Pontardulais twice weekly.-Mr. Williams, having given it as his opinion that one visit weekly would AMPLY meet the demands of the place, the Council deemed the explanation satisfactory, and the matter dropped. 'la Mr. Thomas Thomas propose 1, and Mr. David Francis seconded, that a halt pen UY rate be made upon the overseers for the half-year ending September 25th, 1902. Messrs. George Evans, Box Farm, and John Griffiths, Gorseiuon, were nominated as overseers in place of the retiri; g officials. It is a sad tact that since his elee,ioll, the last-mentioned gentleman has met with a painfully sudden death, and I am sure the whole parish is in keen and sincere sympathy with his bereaved children. The following gentlemen were nominaled as a deputation to see Mr. John M. Davies, Sir Marteine Lloyd's agent, with regard to the site for the proposed public cemetery for the parish Messrs. Thos. Davies, chairman, Alfred Thomas, and J. Roberts, the olerk. The petition for another distiict coun- cillor to represent the parish will also be for- warded to the authorities in due course. It 1" alleged that the present representation is inade- quate, taking into consideration the rateable value of the parish. A cheque for £ 15 waS signed to Mr. John White, Caecerrig. tor making and collecting the spedal saiiitary rate. Mr. David Lewis proposed and Mr. Mathew Griffiths seconded that the Llanedy Parish Council be asked to pay for the use of TI E Llandilo-Talybont Fire Engine, and also to make good any damage done to it or its accessories. it was also decided to ask ten or twelve youag MEN to attend the next meeting of the Council (WHICH will be held on Friday evening, May 2nd) with view to making certain new arrangements with regard to the fire brigade. A bill from MR- David Davies and others who had assisted to extinguish the recent fire at Hendy was laid 011 the table. The local arrangements for the coronation festivities will be discussed at the next meeting of the Council. Next Saturday evening also the adjourned parish meeting will be held when the momentous "Light" question will again occupy the thoughts of the ratepayers. IT is probable that tho adoption of the Act, within the prescribed area, will on Saturday evening become an accomplished tact. But it !1a:i been a long lime coming On Friday afternoon a fire, which might have been attended with very disastrous consequences, broke out at Wernbwll. Hendy. A thatched cot- tage, in the occupation of Mr. John Davies. collier, and owned by Sir William Clayton, was completely gutted, ttiough most of the furniture was fortunately saved. The fire originated with the falling of burning sparks from an adjacent chimney on the roof. The cottage was a de- tached building, but in very close proximity to it are two or three substantial dwelling-houses, AND bad a high wind been blowing at the time, the fire might have caused very serious havoc. THE Llandilo-Taly bont fire engine was manipulated with great advantage at the ssene of the fire, AND amongst those who worked hard in extinguishing the conflagration were Messrs. David Davie" (builder), John Davies, J. H. Rees, J. T. Jones, William Jones, T. Killa and others. P.S. J- Lewis and P.C. Saer were also present. Two well-known and respected inhabitants f V'passec* away during the week, in the persons or Mrs Job Edwards, Cross-street, and Mr- James Thorne, Oakfie.d-street. Mrs. Edwards had borne much and long affliction, but through- out her illness she ba,t displayed great Christian fortitude. The genial face and beaming smile of Mr. Tborne will be very generally missed in the place. Of a jovial disposition and thoroughly good-natured, he made himself a favourite wherever he went. He, too, bore a severe ail- ment. With both sorrowing families keen sympathy is felt and expressed. On Monday evening at Hermon (C.M.) vestry, the Rev. Morris Morgan, the well-known temper- ance advocate of Swansea, delivered a lecture entitled "The Million Pledges." Tberewa-s but a moderate attendance, and in the absence of the the Rev. R. W. Davies, Calfaria, the chair WetS occupied by the Rev. W. Pearce, Pontardulais. I On Tuesdav next the great annual fair will be held there. A feature in connection with it will be the holding of an entire hurbe show, of which Mr. David George Davies, Black Horse Hotel, is secretary.

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