A FEMALE PUGILIST AT FERRY- SIDE. P.O. David Daniels, Ferryside, charged Emma Jones, a gipsy, with being drunk and disorderly and with assault. The Constable said that about 3.30 p.m. on the previous day he saw the defendant drunk and disorderly in Ferryside village. She had a crowd round her. When ho attempted to move her on, she hit him on tho head with a bottle and lifted a stone and then made several attempts to throw it at him. Sho also bit his finger; ho had to keep her at the station an hour and a half before she could bo removed to the lock-up at Carmarthen. Defendant said she remembered nothing about it. The Chairman Then you must have been very drunk. Defendant said she had had the drink from a gentleman." 8ho was the mother of 13 children and had nine with her. The Chairman I do not think the mother of thirteen children should get drunk and carry on in this way. Tne Bench committed defendant for 14 days for being drunk; and for another 14 days for the assault.
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THE ISOLATION HOSPITAI On the consideration of the qu report of the Medical Officer, Mr Walter Lloyd askcpl if the r officer had any place in view which o used as an isolation hospital in cast emergency. I The Medical Oilieor I have not an in view. Mr Walter Lloyd said they would very serious position in case of an ep Mr E. Colby Evans asked if it WI usual to have a temporary place whic be used as an isolation hospital in an epidemic. Dr Rowlands said that more th place had been so used temporaril fortunately, they had been very fr( epidemics in Carmarthen. A letter was then read from Mr I Browne, the Clerk to the Board of Gu which called attention to the dan small-pox being introduced into th< house by tramps. In such a case t] of isolation would fall upon the Can Town Council as the Sanitary Al Mr Rowland Browne, therefore, aske the isolation hospital was which c used in such an emergency. The Town Clerk said that as the stood at present, they had purchase( of land as a site for an hospital last year put aside the sum of I 100 a fund for the erection of an hosp similar sum had been provided foi estimates this year. Had the epi small-pox been as pronounced then probably a larger sum would have 1 vided. At the present time, theref might be considered to have L200 for the purpose of an isolation hospi had examined the spot in company Surveyor and they were agreed least which could be dono would be a permanent building of such a that it could be extended when i That would cost Y,400 in the first For temporary purposes, huts migl up; or-if the weather was wai would do. It was highly desirab] permanent building should bo The present epidemic might be ov anything could be done but of cc did did not know when it would re.. Mr Walter Lloyd asked how many patients could be accommodated in the E400 hospital ? The Clerk said that it would contain two wards, each having four beds. Of course, it might be extended to any size required. Mr C. W. Jones asked if there was not an infectious hospital over the police-station. The Mayor said there was a large room there with four beds. Mr C. W. Jones said that they were, therefore, in a position to isolato four people in case of an epidemic. The Clerk said that the locality of that hospital was entirely unsuitable. The Surveyor said that tho present hospital had been in readiness for the last fourteen years, and had never been used. Mr J. F. Morris said that four beds had evidently been more than was necessary for the eeqtiiroaieiits of the town for the last fourteen years. The Clerk said that of course one might pay fire insurance for a hundred years, and never have a fire. Mr Walter Lloyd asked if the Guardians would be prepared to pay for any patients which they would send to the hospital. The Clerk said that the Guardians would have to pay a weekly sum for any patients they sent in, but the question was whether they were prepared to pay a contribution towards the cost of crection. Mr G. Talbot Norton suggested that the Town Clerk interview Mr Rowland Browne on the subject. This was agrred to.
zn A ROAD IN JOHNSTOWN. The Surveyor brought up a report as to the amount which would be required to spend in order to put the road between the Llanstephau and Alltycnap roads in order. The amount was estimated at £ 33— £ 8 for curbing', channelling, etc., and JE25 for for fencing. A long discussion took place over this matter; but it was finally agreed, on the motion of Mr l), Parcell Rees seconded by Mr G. Talbot Norton, that the owners of the adj acent property be informed that the Corporation would bo prepared to take over tho voad whoa theso alterations were carried out.
BUTTE I-Z-]J'UY.'I-NG-CAVEAT EMPrAR Mr W. Vaughan George asked the Inspector of Weights and Moasuros (Super- intendent Smith) whether lie had tested the weights in the Market. Superintendent fcimitli said he h id done so. Mr W. Y auglian George said that butter was sold in tho market by what were supposed to be c. pounds"; he wanted to know whether these had bee-i tested. The Clerk said that this was no part of the Inspector's duty. Mr W. Vaughan George asked how it came to be ro part of the Inspector's duty to do so ? The Clerk said it was for the purchaser to see that a packet sold as a pound was a full pound he might insist in its being weighed, and it was the duty of the Inspector to see that tho weights used were properly stamped. If anyone went into a grocer's shop and asked for a pound of sugar, he might have lialf-a-pouud given him. It was the buyer's look out to see that ho got what he asked for. Mr Walter Lloyd said he thought it too hard on the tradespeople of the town that they should be charged for the verification and re-stamping of their weights and measures, when they were all correct. The Clerk said that the law required the weights and measures to be verified at intervals. The law allowed a charge to be made for verifying and stamping; but he was not in a position to advise as to whether a charge could be made for verification alone. He should be happy to ask the opinion of tho Board of Trade on the point. Superintendent Smith said that the fees chargeable for stamping varied from 31 for a 56 Ib weight to a half-penny for smaller weights. He had tasted the butter r> in the market, and fouud the pounds too heavy in each case. He attributed that to the salt getting embedded in the weights. 0
MOUE FIRE-APPLIANCES. The Watch Committee recommended the purchase of three GOft, lengths of hose.— The report was adopted on the motion of Mr Walter Fpurrcl!, seconded by Mr D. Parcell Rr-cs.
APPOINTMENT OF COURT-CRIER. The next business was to appoint a crier of Quarter Sessions, at a salary of JE-5 per annum.—Three applications for the post were received :—Mr William Davies, tho town crier; Mr Daniel Jones, Sawmill- terrace and Mr John James, Mansel Villa. Dr Rowlands proposed, and Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas seconded, tho election of Mr Daniel Jones.—Mr J. F. Morris, in supporting tho motion, said he had known Mr Daniel Jones well for many years; and knew that he was a good nT.Ll_ Un the Council should ■* I j
Ferryside Girls' Friendly Society. ANNUAL MEETING. I May Day, 1896, was a long-looked for I day by the young women of Ferryside, it being the annual meeting and outing day of the Ferryside branch of the Girl's Friendly Society. It had been originally intended that the members should take a trip to the ancient ruins of Llanstephan Castle where the cup which cheers but does not inebriate was to be partaken of. It however trans- spired that the tide, which like the train, j waits for no man, would have receded too I far on the afternoon of that date to make 1 the voyage in any degree an enjoyable one, so at the last moment a deputation waited upon Miss Brogden, of Iscoed, who very kindly granted the party the loan of the grounds of this historical mansion for the afternoon. St Thomas's pretty little church contained a nice congregation in the afternoon, when 1 19 candidates were admitted as members of T the Girls' Friendly Society. The Rev Canon Williams was present, and to him had fallen the work of initiating the new members. The form of service, as sanctioned by the Bishop of the Diocese, having been gone through, tho rev. gentleman then addressed the members, basing his remarks upon the words :—37 Psalm, 37 and 38 verses," Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." Canon Williams also drew the atention of the words as found in the Common Prayer Book, which were, Keep innocency and take heed unto the thing which is right, for that shall being a man peace at the last." Having stated that these words wore regarded by most commentators as being the best transla- tion of the Hebrew verse, tho rev. gentleman proceeded in a simple but most earnest manner to exhort the members to keep, t treasure, and watch over the many things f which had been confided to each one of them by Almighty Gcd. They could be ( kept by good companionship by having communion, by watchfulness, by prayer, and by valuing every safeguard against temptation that they may have in their homes. They must not be daunted or cool down or discouraged. It was true that they had their difficulties and drawbacks, but these were meant to be use:l for the I strengthening of their own character. I They should also not be too confident, too self-reliant. In conclusion, ho would submit three rules for ttieir guidance :— (1.) Be true to yourselves. (2.) Be true to religion. (3.) Be true to Gcd. Mi1 W. II. Mitchell presided at the crgan with his usual ability. All tho ladies of the village are taking a keen interest in the Society, and among those present in the I sacred edifice were Mrs Dudley Drummond Miss Gwyn, Horton Villa Mi-ses Neville, Robert's-rest; Miss Dr Williams, and Miss Partridge, Llandrindod. At tho close of the service, the party started to Iscoed, where a splendid tea was enjoyed. Tea was partaken of in a field adjoining tho mansion, after which the fair sex indulged in a number of their much beloved games and sports. At dusk they returned home, each one loud in her praises of tho day's turn- out. Before leaving the grounds three hearty cheers were given Miss Biogden for her kindues3 in granting them permission to go on the grounds.
ABEKNANT. DEATH OF MR THOMAS DAVIES, POSTY-I-CHAF.— It is our painful duty tt-is week to record the death of Mr Thomas Daviea, PcBty-uchaf. Mr Davies was only 37 years of pge his iife, however, like that of many men who gai!i the respect and love of those with whom they come in contact, mas: not be measure! by years but by d eis. His purse, his time, and his skill weio always at the di<pos,a! of any of his neighbours whose necessity cLilllcd them. On Monday list he was hitticd at Abernant. The Rev A. Britton, vicar of Mydlim, officiated at the house. The icvere id gentleman's address was grandly conceived aId delivered with gnch fervour and sympathy, that his hearers were visibly affected. The Key J. Morga", vicar of Abern in^ conducted thef-er. c 's fit the church and st Ih. grav i !e with imprtasiTe d'grnty. The de c-ised leaves a widiw w ani two young children to raourr. ti e r loes. The popular Talog rcerehant—Mr John Thomas-who p ovid d e er) thing for t i i well-appointed funeral carried out his duties with bis usual efficiency. The wel'-tinished oakea eoiilu was made by Mr Dand Davies, Trallwu.
Unnarfclieii County Police Court. SATURDAY.—Before Mr C. W. Jones, Carmarthen (in the chair); Mr I>udley Williams-Drummond, Portiscliff; and the Rev R. G. Lawrence, Middleton Hall.
A VIOLENT BEGGAR. Thomas White, a tramp, was charged with begging and with assault. John Thontas, Gilfachyrhew, Abergwili, said that on the previous day the defendant came into his houe-e and asked for money. Defendant said he wanted to get a penny. Witness said he would give him some bread and cheese. Defendant then raised his haud to strike; witness told him to move on. Dei endant said, he was bound to have some- thing, or he would cut tho witness's throat. He struck witness on the face witness struck him back, and a general fight ensued. Defendant then went to the gate of the yard and said he would wait. Thomas Thomas, Tygwyn, was there along with witness both had sticks. Mr Evans, Gilfach, Abergwili, said the defendant came to his house the same night at 7 p.m., and asked for lodgings twice. Witness refused to have him. Gilfach was about a mile from Gilfachyrhew. Defen- dant asked for water, which he had. He then said, I hope the Lord will take your soul to hell to-night." r.8. Thomas spoke to finding the defen- dant in a hay loft at Tanerdy, Abergwili, at midnight. On being charged defendant said, I did not beg, but I had a row with them. I was the worse for liquor; I suppose tho liquor was the cause of it all." There was a small iump on defendant's head. Defendant said ho had boen working at Penlan, Merthyr, and came to Gilfachyrhew to look for work. He did not beg at all, but when he spoke to them, the two men set on him with sticks. The Bench dismissed the charge of begging, but committed the defendant for 14 days for tho assault,
STABBING AFFRAY AT LAUGHARNE. John Jones, shoemaker, Laugharno, was charged with cutting and wounding. John Williams, cockle dealer, Frog-street, Laugharne, said: I saw the prisoner in Frog-street yesterday, about 10 p.m. His wife was with bim they were talking. I saw nothing take place between them. The wife was struggling with him to get him home; and she fell down in the struggle. The wife is a relation of mine; Ehe is my niece. I went to pick the wife up from the ground; the defendant then struck me with an instrument on the left side. I don't know what the instrument was but it penetrated through my clothes. I was cut Oil the side; some blood came from the wound. I then went into a house near by I went to the chemist's J and had the wound dressed. Dr Valentine Jones, St. Clears, called afterwards; and I am now under his treatment. This is the shirt (produced) which I then wore. [There were stains of blood on this article.] Defendant was drunk at the time. Cross-examined by Mr James John Ho and I have been very good friends. He is a very good husband; he is a very quiet man, except when under the iutiuenco of drink—which is seldom. I knew he has been a teetotaller for two months He was coming from the public-house when this happened. I do not believe he had any intention of doing me an injury, I was about my work the next morning as usual I have not missed my work since. I have felt no ill effect3 from what was done to me. Defendant did not strike at me deliberately he had the instrument in his hand; and it came against me in the struggle. He v.'as not ill-treating his wife he was trying to get away from her. His wife is about 21 years of age. John Brown, the Grist, Laugharne, a mariner, spoke to accompanying John Williams to a house after the incident. He did not see tho scuffle. Dr Valentine Jones, St. Clears, spoke to examining John Williams on Thursday night. Williams had an incised wound on the chest and another on tho back he had a punctured wound on the thigh and another on the abdomen. The incised wounds were from half an inch to throe-quarters of an inch long the others were more punctures. They would bo caused by such a knife as that produced. The wounds were not of a serious charactrr. Cross-exanmn-d by Mr James John I was called in by the police. The injured man did not ask me to see him at all. The wounds were merely skin deep. It would depend on the distance the men were apart as to whether the knife were used with much force or not. P.O. Hoaro, Laugharne, said I produce the shirt and the knife referred to in the evidence already given. At 10.15 p.m. on the 29th ult., I saw the witness, John Wiliianis, in Market-street, Laugharno. I invited him into my house he came in. He showed mo a wouud which has already been described on the chest. Tho blood was then oozing from the same. The chemist came in and dressed tho wounds in his own house. I then wont in search of tho prisoner, whom I found sitting in the door of his house in Gosport-street. He was under the influence of drink. I told him that he would havo to accompany me to the lock-up at St. Clears. He said he had been only defending himself; and that ho had been set upon by a lot. At this point I cautioned him and he made no further reply. I then entered tho house; and ho followed me. I found his cuat covered with dust on the back of a chair in the pocket I found the knife produced. I then took him to the police-station at St. Clears; I searched him and found three pocket-knives and a tobacco pouch in his pockets. I then charged him with the offence. He made no reply. On the following day I took possession of the shirt which has been produced. John Williams (re-called) said that tho four wottndHloscribecl by Dr Jones had been received in the scuffle with defendant. There were more than defendant and himself in the scuffle. They were all in a bunch at the time he received the cuts. Mr James John said that there was not tue slightest probability that a jury would convict the defendant of the offenco under the circumstances. Tho wounds might not have been inflicted by the defendant at all according to the evidence there was a bunch engaged in the scuffle. To defend the charge would be a very serions matter for a man in his position, and should not be caused by the Justices when they knew that there was no possibility of the defendant's being convicted by a jury of the county of Carmarthen. Tho Bench committed defendant to tho Assizes. Bail was allowed.
Temperance at Ferryside, PROPOSED TEMPERANCE HOTEL The first public meeting and entertain- ment combined of the newly-formed Temper- ance Society was held on Thursday evening, the 30th ult., at the National Schoolroom, Ferryside. The attendance was very fair, and a most enjoyable evening was spont. To say nothing of the speech delivered by Canon Williams, of Carmarthen, the singing was exceedingly good, and the dialogue given by a number of school girls received highoncomiums from all present. The President of the Society, Mr Dudley Williams-Drummond, who was iu the chair, was supported by the Rev Canon Willliams, J. Lewis (C.M.), and Gwilym Rees (I). The sacred song, Sowing in the morning, &c. having been sung to open the proceedings, the Rev J Lewis afterwards engaged in prayer. The Chairman, in introducing Canon Williams, said that his only duty was to welcome his rev. friend the Canon, who had come amongst them in spite of great inconvenience to himsolf; he had come in spite of family affliction to one of the first meetings of the Society, of which he (the Chairman) was a President for the present year. He would also appeal to them to give Mr Williams a patient hearing. Canon Williams then addressed the meeting in au eloquent and earnest speech. In the course of his remarks, which were listened to most attentively, he said that it afforded him great pleasure to come amongst them. It was no sacrifice to anyone to come to a meeting of that character, or to any meeting that had for its tendency to do good. He was glad to find that the meeting had commenced in tho way that all temperance meetings should begin—by prayer. He was not one of those who took part in temperance meetings, and made jokes for the purpose of creating laughter, &c. He considered himself that the question of temperance was of all questions a question appertaining to the moral welfare of the man that the temper- ance question was such an important one that they should try and take up the question in as serious and as solemn a manner as possible. Provided they set to work in such a spirit, he felt quite sure that the great object they had in view in starting those meetings was to help their fellow-men to lighten the burdens of those who may be tempted to use alcoholic drinks immoderate- ly, and to alleviate their sufferings. This was an object they should all be proud of. There was no one present, he thought, would like to ridicule such a move- ment of that character. If there was such an one there, he hardly knew what term to use of him or her. He was pleased to see the little ones present in such large numbers. He would like to remind them of one thing. Many people think that they have very little power or influence and thus lead a very selfish life, and, therefore, fail to carry out that noble injunction Bear ye one another's burden, &c." They think everyone lives for himself and dies for himself. "Am I my brother's keeper," were the words of a very selfish man. He wanted them to start wtth that principle— the power of influence, that one power of character which flows from one into another. The rev gentleman then asked them to con- sider the meaning of the word temperance, which he said did not exclusively refer to I total abstinence from alcoholic drinks. It meant self.control; to have power over one's self to regulate and restrain one's passions, powers, and fins. Canon Williams then gave some Scriptural quotations which amounted to nothing less than a call to total abstinence; referred to Bishop Temple and Canon Wilberforce as living proofs of the assertion that alcohol is not necessary to the constitution of even a hard worker; and closed his speech by a few exhortatory remarks, during which ho said that he was pleased to find that an attempt was made among them, and he trusted it would be crowned with success, to get a Temperance Coffee Tavern in the place. He hoped they would do their best to get every means of recreation, so that they would be kept out of temptation (hear, hear). The following programme was then gone through:— Solo by Miss Edith Maggs, and chorus by the Monthly Band of Hope, under the leadership of Jones, Eva-terrace solo, Where is my wandering boy to-night," Miss Sarah M. Jones, and chorus by the Band of Hope Choir; duett, Call to Arms," Messrs Thomas and Richard Davies, Maesmawr; dialogue, "Choosing a servant," between five girls, viz., Misses S. A. Beacroft, Lizzie Jenkins, Katty Jones, Kate Edwards, and Mary Hannah Edwards. On the motion of the Rev D. J. Lewis, seconded by the Rev G. Rees, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Canon Williams for his eloquent and instructive speech. Similar compliments were also paid to the Chairman and others, who took an active part in the evening's proceedings. Three cheers were also called for, and was heartily given, to Mrs Evans, Primrose Villa, for the troublo taken by her in teaching the young maidens their dialogue. It is decided to hold monthly meetings of the Society.