Carmarthen Board of Guardians. FORTXIGHTLY MEETING AT THE "WOllK HOUSE. The usual fortnightly meeting of the I Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Board Boom 011 Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, Deriwy 11, presided. There were also present :—Mr David Davies, Abergwili; Mr David Thomas, Conwil Mr William Thomas, Laugharne Mr J. R John, Laugharne Mr Stephen Stephens, Llanarthney Mr William Thomas, Llanarthney Mr John Davies, Llaiuldavrog Mr David Harries, Llan- guiuiock Jtev. Thomas Jones, Llanddowror Mr J. U. Thomas, Llangain Mr William Thomas, Llangendeirne Mr Henry Thomas, Llangunnoi-; Mr Evan Daniel, Llanllawddog Mr (j, B. Evans, Llanstephan Mr David Evans, Merthyr Mr D. E. Stephens, New- church Mr Phillip Thomas, St. Clears Miss E. M. Gwyn, St. lslimael Mr James Davies, Treleuh together with the St. Peter's (Guardians, viz. :—Mr Jonathan Phillips, Rev W. Thomas, Mr Thomas Thomas (Wellfield), and Mr J. Patagonia Lewis. THE MASTERS REPORT. The Master's report showed the number of inmates in the house to be 9o, as compared with S3 in the corresponding week of last year. P)2 tiamps had been relieved during the fortnight. OUT-DOO B PA UPERISM. The returns of the relieving officers showed the state of out-door pauperism in the union during the fortnight ending on the previous board-day to have been as follows :—1st week Paupers, 1,176, being a decrease of 6 expenditure, £ 137 ItJS Gd, being a decrease of t3 7s 7kl. jndweek: Paupers, 1,176, being a decrease of 3 expenditure, £ 133 8s 3d, being a decrease of £ 2 7s. The treasurer's account showed the balance in hand on the previous board dav to have been £ 1,354 lIs U. I. THE WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk (Mr Rowland Browne) said he had written to Mr John Thomas, Penlan- argocd, for permission to test the well at Parcywal. Mr Thomas had given the permission asked for. The Master (Mr E. Price) said the well which contained 550gallons had been pumped out on Wednesday. After GO hours, however, only 2GO gallons had run into the well. The Chairman You do not consider that satisfactory. The Clerk said that would be of no use at all as a water supply. The Master It is only a hundred gallons a day. The Rev \V. Thomas And it may get. drier again. A letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board asking what steps the Board had taken to remedy the defects in the water supply of the Workhouse pointed out by Mr Bireham. The Clerk said he had written to the Town Clerk of Carmarthen on the subject. The latter litd replied: lain informed by the Borough Surveyor that we have not water at a sufficient elevation to allow of a supply to the Workhouse." He (the Clerk) thought, however, from an examination of the Ordinance Map that the Springfield well was on a higher level than the Workhouse. He even thought that both reservoirs were high enough. Mr Thomas Thomas said he knew from experience that Springfield well was dry for six months out of the twelve. The Clerk said the guardians ought to apply to the Urban Sanitary Authority for a water supply and if this application was ineffectual, they ought to apply to the Local Government Board. How was the Work- house off for water now 1 The Master: We are in exactly the same condition now as when Mr Bircham called. Miss E. M. Gwyn Can we compel the Town Council to give us water ? Rev W. Thomas The Local Government Board will see to that. It was agreed that application should be made to the Town Council for a water supply, failing which application should be made to the Local Government-Board. A HONEYMOON IN THE WORKHOUSE. A communication was read from the guardians of St. John's Hampstead, which revealed a picture of connubial felicity under difficulties. The guardians of that union had t, provided superior accommodation for married couples. A man of 66 in the Workhouse had married a female inmate of 64 and had then applied that lie and his wife should be admitted to the superior quarters for the married people. The guardians would not, however, allow this and the happy couple had applied to the Local Government Board, who had decided that they must be admitted to the married quarters. The guardians were, therefore, afraid that such a bad example might incite other couples to adopt the same course (laughter), which would be very inconvenient to the guardians. An appeal was, therefore, made to all the, Boards of Guardians in the kingdom to petition the Government to alter the law, so that no one should be admitted to the privileges of matrimony in the Workhouse, except the knot had been tied at least six months before admission. Clerk It seems to me that the paupers have the whip hand of the Guardians. The letter was laid on the table. SANITARY BUSINESS. The Board met as a District Council at the Shire-hall at 1 p.m. Mr John Phillips, C presided. APPOINTMENT OF HIGHWAY SURVEYORS. A communication was received from the Local Government Board stating that in their opinion the power of the County Council to appoint highway surveyors had now and that, consequently, any new vacancy which might occur could not be filled up by the County Council. Clerk That is the view this Council has always held. Miss E. M. Gwyn Then it rests with this Council to make the appointment. Clerk That is so. THE TIME OF MEETINGS. Mr D. E. Stephens brought forward the motion which lie had moved some three months ago, viz. :—" That it is desirable that the meetings of the District Council should be held on some other day than that on which the Board of Guardians meet." Mr J. LI. Thomas seconded, and Mr William Thomas, Llanarthney, supported the motion. Rev Thomas Jones moved an amendment, but the original motion was carried by 11 votes to 7. It was agreed that the next meeting be held at 10.30 a.m. that day five weeks, and every fourth Saturday thereafter. ALLEGED NUISANCES AT THE LEAD- MINES. The Medical Officer of Health (Dr Bowen Jones) drew attention to the fact that materials from the lead works were being discharged into the Towy below Cystanog Wood, Llangunnor. It interfered with the now of the river, and was certainly a matter which called for the interference of the Sanitary Authority. The Clerk said that the law on this subject was very complicated, and lie could not undertake to advise the Council until he had a detailed statement of the facts before him. THE PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL. A letter was received from the Town Clerk of Carmarthen, asking if the District Council was prepared to contribute towards the cost of erecting an isolation hospital. The Clerk said that the Council had power to build such an hospital out of the rates, but he did not know what distance a patient could be conveyed to it. Medical Officer In a properly constructed ambulance they could be brought from St. Clears. Clerk: And from Ferryside and Llan- stephan, I should say. The Medical Oilicer said that a good isolation hospital could not be built for less than :£200 per bed. Mr William Thomas, Llanarthney, said that that the hospital would be of very little service to the country, and the town would practically have the whole use of it. By conveying people a long distance, the disease would be disseminated through the country- The Medical Officer said that there was no danger of spreading disease by means of a properly constructed ambulance. Mr William Thomas, Llanarthney What about the driver ? Medical Officer We should vaccinate him to begin with (laughter). Mr William Thomas, Llanarthney, asked what about cholera 1 They could not vaccinate against it. The Medical Officer said that there was no danger of taking cholera, except one drank water which had been contaminated, or something of that kind. 1 he Chairman said the best way would be for the Board to contribute so much per head for every patient they sent in, as they did with the Asylum. It was finally agreed that the Clerk and Medical Officer should communicate with the Town Clerk in order to ascertain the amount of the contribution expected from the District Council.
Carmarthen County Police Court. SATURDAY —Before the Rev 11. G. Lawrence, Middleton Hull (in the chttir) Mr J. Lloyd Thomas, Gilfarh Mr C. W. JonrB, Carmarthen and Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyn. AN UNLICENSED CARRIAGE. Ann Thomas, the Plouch and Harrow, Linn- gunnouk, was charged with keeping a carriage without a license.—Fined 53 and costs. A ROW BETWEEN COLLIERS. David Thomas, Brynhowell. Penygroes, charged William Davies, Yidia, Cross Hands, with ussault. —Mr H. Brunei White appeared for the prosecutor. The complainant said that on the previous Saturday he had gone to the Black Lion, Llan- arthney, where a club meeting was being held. Whilst there. the defendant's dog bit plaintiff. Complainant said it was a I- nasty dog and the owner backed up the action of the canine quadruped by striking complainant in the face. Thomas Jones, with whom defendant lodged, gave similar evidence. Defendant was fined £ 3 Os 6d, with the alterna- tive of a month's hard labour. A WARNING. Thomas Bueby (17), another reformatory boy, was brought up charged on remand with an attempted rape on a young woman of his own age. Defendant, who lived in Drefach, Llanarthney, had lately been working at the Tumble. The Bench agreed to allow the charge to be reduced to common assault. The Chairman said that it was the duty of the Bench to protect young women. The defendant had no right whatever to in any way molest the complainant. lie would be sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour.
Carmarthen Borough Police Court. MONDAY,—Before Mr W. R. Edwards, Guildhall- square (in the chair) Mr Howell Howells, Pont- carreg Mr Thomns Thomas, Wellheld and Mr Thomas Davie?, Quay. HARROWING DESTITUTION AMONGST THE BUTCHERS. Mr James Davies, a butcher, of Priory-street, and of the Carmarthen Market, applied to the Bench to reduce the amount of an order which had been made against him for the maintenance of his wife. Mr J. F. Morris, who appeared for the complain- ant, said that an order had been made in February last, by which his client was ordered to pay 7s a week towards the maintenance of his wife. An application had subsequently been made to thø Bench to reduce the amount of the order, but the application had on that occasion fallen through. However, on the present occasion, additional evidence would be forthcoming, with the view of inducing the Bench to re-consider thtir former decision. The complainant said he was n butcher, carrying on business in Priory-street, and at the Market. On the last hearing of the case, his wife had said that a certain black book of accounts would show that his profits were between £ 2 10a and X3 per week. He had now got the Black Book" in court. His wife had referred to the week ending February 23rd, 1895. He was then up in Glam- organshire he would not go to risk his life in the mines if he could make dg3 a week at home. During that week the amount of his stock was £6 10s. The profit on that would not be more than 1.5s the exs." would not amount to more than 6s or 7a so that his profit would not really be more than 10s. Mr J. F. Morris said he would call expert ev dence to show that in the present state of the butchering trade the profit would nat be more tht-ii twenty per cent. Complainant said that in the week ending March 11th he had £ 8 10j worth of stock, on which he uiado 10s Gi profit. Dating the week ending March 21st he had X9 los 3d worth of stcck he then made Its 9d profit, During the following weeks he made 13s lOti and 48 6d profit. When meat was not sold on Saturday night, he would g;vc it away or let it go for h:Ü!-prit:c. lIe bad a shoulder of veal woith 6d per Jb last Saturday and had to let it go for less than 3d. He did not put the house-rent in these accounts lu had not paid the rent yet. Last time the rent was due his wife had taken off his furniture, and had ccncealed it in a neighbour's house James Thomas, a butcher, living in Latnmas- street, went into the box, and stated that he was acquainted with the dimensions of the com- plair.ant'a business. 12s a week would be a very fair profit for him to make he would not make more than 10s this weather. Ten percent was very good profit to make on a retail business. John Lewis, a butcher in the Market, did not coneider that the complainant made more than 10s or 12s a week on the market. James Curnick was called, but did not answer. David Jenkins. the complainant's partner, said be did not make more than 10s a week last week he did not make more than Gs. George Lewis said every week he sold half a bullock, a sheep or two, and possibly a calf and a > pig. Hie stock would run up to £8, 49, or £10 worth. On an average the whole year round he did not make more than 15s a week by butchering. Of course, he had other things. He did not believe the applicant made more than 8s a week at the present time. It he had been able to make as good profit as Mrs Davies suggested, he would now be riding in his carriage and pair (laughter). If the applicant made £:2 10s to JE3 a week, he had some curious way of doing it, it could not be done honestly. Mr J F Morris: Butchers always make money honestiy at least, that is my experience of them. The witness went on to say that he was not there to stand up for one aide or the other, but to main- tain the tiade. The biggest butcher in the market who always kept X50 worth of stock, did not make jE3 a week. Mrs Davies then went into the box, and said that all the butchcrs in Carmarthen were rascals. She still maintained that her husband made a good deal more than f2 a week. When he was up in Glamorganshire she sent him letters telling that she was making more than that. He would make more than 10s by selling a calf then, again, the pigs and some other things were not entered do NIl in the book. In Priory-street he had a tremendously r large garden, which would more than pay the rent of his house. The book produced only represented the stock brought to the market. The Chairman said that the Btnch bad decided I not to interfere with the order formerly made. Mr J F Morris said it would be simply impossible for the applicant to pay the amount. The Chairman, addressing complainant, said that the best thing he could do would be to make it up with his wife and live peaceably with her. Complainant (with a dramatic gesture): Never, sir until the Towy runs up to Bankyfelin. Never! She has done this twice. PUGILISM ON THE POTHOUSE. George Griffiths and Henry Griffiths, of Knight's Buildings, Lammas-street, were charged with being drunk and disorderly. PC. William Davies said On Saturday night, j May 2nd, at 10 p.m., I waa called to the Pothouse. In company with P.C. John Thomas (8), I went there. We there saw both defendants fighting. We separated them they were drunk both went away quietly. The Bench fined each defendant 7s Gd.
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CARMARTHEN WEEK BY WEEK. The result of the raid which took place on the local taverns some three weeks ago is- Nil. The authority which has the power to move in such matters—nobody seems to know exactly what it is has evidently decided that there was no true bill." Consequently, the cases will not come before the beaks." There is a monkey going about Carmar- then in a half-loose conditi 111 and thereby hangs a tale—and a tail too. Some little boys were gathered in a ring round this- their venerable ancestor-one day at the end of last week and were making heroic efforts to induce him to come out of his shell and to give them some fun. Signor Monkey, ZD t3 however, cultivated an indifference as stony as the attitude of the old-fashioned Town Councillor towards public opinion. But a change came over the scene in the shape of the apparition of a gentleman who has had much experience in tropical lands. Blast your —- eyes, you hignoramuses,"he said, you know nothing about him. Why, I have trained fifty-five thousand of these beasts in the jungles of India. Now then, Jocko." Jocko didn't now then but he made a vicious grab at the hand of the gentleman of Indian experience, and took a mouthful out of his thumb. Bolt" went the valiant ivirrior and "bolt" went the monkey up Guildhall-square, the latter having his chain trailing behind him. The man of foreign climes didn't exactly lose his head but he was utterly unable to keep his hair on," for a badly damaged wig was picked up on the line of chase. The quarry after an exciting pursuit sought the shelter of a friendly public-house; and so was saved from the clutches of the infuriated monkey. I really can see no reason whatever why that monkey should not have a vote. If I had any influence in the matter I should have his name added to the Register. I am certain he would exercise the franchise with quito as much discrimination as many of the bipeds who possess that privilege. He might of course sell his vote for a pound of apples—but that is as valuable as a pint of beer any day. An unusual capture was made by the mate of the s.s. Merthyr on Thursday morning (the 14th inat.) whilst coming up the river. When near Quaviy Tom the captain and some of the crew observed a wild duck and a brood of young o.ies on the river's bank. They immediately entered the vessel's boat and gave chase. Upon approaching the bank the parent bird immediately flew away and the mate succeeded in capturing eight young ones. They were of the species known as the St. George," which are very difficult to capture alive, being much given to diving. They were very prettily marked and were much admired by a large number of persons to whom they were shown by Captain Everett at Carmarthen Quay during Thursday. < This is not the only strange capture made by the Mtrthyv." Not many months ago Captain Everett was horrified at seeing the body of a woman floating alongside the steamer in the Towy, and upon hooking the body his horror was turned to amusement when he found that the well-dressed figure was a dummy." To be a butcher is evidently one grade above being in receipt of out-door relief We have had sworn evidence at the Guild- hall that the butchers in the Market are only making 10 or 12 shillings a week. Hawking bootlaces would be a speculation much more profitable than this. The trade of the butcher would probably be described by its followers as being uncommonly sanguinary-in more senses than one. Ten per cent. is all tie profit these victims of competition make. So they say and nobody ought to know better than them- selves. This means that the beef which they soil at Is per pound is bought by them at—10^d per lb It would not be a bad speculation to buy a few fat beasts cheap from the innocent farmers and sell them to the Carmarthen butchers at IOtd per lb Hero is a quick road to Fortune for somebody. A few definitions evolved out of a dis- ordered liver consequent on the hot weather Teetotalism—An impossibility just now. Public opinion—Public-house opinion. Life—Seventy years hard labour. Death—A ticket of leave. A baby—A flash of original sin. Man—One half of a great blunder. Woman—The other half. The most reliable official in Carmarthen- The Town Clock. Life's one consolation-A good set of false teeth. The District Council have at last decided to hold their meetings on some other day than that on which the meetings of the Guardians are held. It was about time for a change. Having attended one meeting, they had about a quarter-of-an-bour's grace before the other came off. The result was that everybody was late; and the dinoer which had to be bolted in a hurry had such a somnolent effect on one or two of the members, that they slept as soundly as if they were in Church. Hence the Council became quite as expert as the Circumlocntion office in the sublime art of How-not-to-do- it. Under the new regulations, however, this will probably become a lost art; and no reward will be offered for its recovery. Some three months ago the District Council instructed the Press to report its meetings fully. The Press, however— with that contempt for constituted authority which is its principal characteristic—has actually disobeyed the injunction. We may therefore, shortly expect to hear of prosecutions being instituted against the offending reporters. I am advised that the proper authority to deal with the offenders is the Court of Queen (Mab's) Bench— Padded Room Division. V ;10 There is no excuse for being (I half- j baked in weather like that which we have h,a1. It is a comparatively easy matter to get baked all through now-which I w,ty account for so many of us getting crusty. All the ancient glories of Carmarthen seem to be departing in the direction of Abergwili. At one time Carmarthen had a flower show now Abergwili has it. At one time there used to be an annual shearing match at Carmarthen now Folinwen has captured it. Abergwili may be looked upon by Carmarthen folks as a one-horse place. Perhaps it is. But there are animals even more useless than one horse. I ¥ 0 • The fact of the matter is that Abergwili does not labour under the overwhelming disadvantage of being an ancient j borough." When people in some of the neighbouring localities meet together, they I' at once start to discuss how the business is to be carried out. In Carmarthen we don't! bother about these details; but we make long speeches proving conclusively that this j- is just the sort of thing which ought to be I done in such an ancient borough as Carmar- then. The result is that little or nothing is done. The ancient borough sentiment is all very fine; but it would not fetch Is d on the Stock Exchange—even now when Consols are at 112. Another of the greatest curses to Carmar- el then is the Mutual Admiration craze which breaks out periodically with such virulence. It is very amusing for those who do not want to get the work done. I was once—not long ago- at a meeting called to transact certain specific business in Carmarthen and the business was not of a character which could wait. Well how did the Mutual Admiration Society set about doing it ? This is how they proceeded to do it. Mr Thomas got up and made a twenty-minute speech, in which he stated briefly the business which had called them together. But I9i minutes was used up in proving conclusively that nothing could be done at all if it were not for the invaluable, etc., services of Mr Jones. Mr Davies then got up and spoke iu the same strain for 13 minutes. Mr Jones spent half an hour in deprecating his services and in proving that it was his two friends, Davies and Thomas, who deserved all the credit. And so for two hours--everybody scratched his neighbour s back and had his back scratched by his neighbour. And the meeting broke up without a single iota being done to accomplish the purpose for which they were called together It is about time to drop this childish attitude towards business—or else some of the citizens will get heads like the pneumatic tyre of a bicycle. At every meeting let us have more work and less bombast. Never mind preparing speeches but-get the work done. Don't be disappointed when reading a par in the newspapers to find that the Editor has not devoted seventeen lines to soft-soaping some noodle and three lines to recording the facts of the case. People of any account never require soft-soap" as such; the record of their acts is praise enough. To always have the mouth open for flattery like a donkey hunting for a carrot is to confess one's self a nonentity. A full acount of the exploits of the Trio whilst on their Whitsuntide expedition down-below" will appear in our next issue. « Weel ma brethren," said a Scot's minister, "we've tried every honest means o' raisin' siller for the Kirk and failed sae we maun just try a bit o' a Bazaar." This is what the guarantors of the Girls' Intermediate School are going to do. There is little chance of getting more money by public subscription so they are going to try what a Bazaar can do. *■ The bazaar is one of our national institu- tions just like royalty, or the church, or the Volunteers, or the British lion, or infanticide. But it is a very peculiar idea all the same. You go to a bazaar and spend .£5--0£ which not a half really goes to the cause, as the expenses have to be paid. But if anybody asked you to plank down 10s and be finished with it, would'nt vou glare at him ? The new translation of Quis custodiet ipsos ei-ist-odes? "-IVho is to watch the Watch Committee ? & Mr A. J. Jones, manager of the Reporter, has just been made acquainted with the fact that he has been appointed an official judge by the National Cyclists' Union (South Wales Centre). This is an important appointment, as, by a resolution recently passed by the Centre, official judges and members of the Executive Committee have power to attend all sports held in the South Wales territory, so that they may observe that races are conducted with as much fairness as possible, and to ensure an equitable adminis- tration of justice between riders and promoters of sports. Possibly the knowledge that Mr Jones has been connected with the local Cycling Club as hon. sec. for many years —together with the interest he takes in things athletic—prompted this important body of wheelmen to appoint him to the post. Anybody who watches the extremely make- believe manner in which the watering-cart performs its duties must see that there is need of a vast improvement. The wretched old machine drawn by a melancholy horse— with the air of a poor old widow who has "seen better days' -spurts a stream about eighteen inches wide and fifty yards long, and then marches off triumphantly as much as to say, "after that—the deluge!" Why can't we get a little garden watering-can How is it too that no matter how dusty the streets are on Sunday, we never have the watering-cart out on that day ? The water- ing-carts come out in London on the Sunday. I can see no difference in point of theology between sending out the watering-cart and washing one's face. Dirt and Sabbatarianism should not go together. it T I am informed that some of my writings cause much irritation amongst certain gangs. I am very glad to hear it. It has been pointed out that the Germans used only to rear God—but that now they also fear the British Navy. So it is with those whose deeds will not bear the light. They used British Navy. So it is with those whose deeds will not bear the light. They used only to fear the policeman; now they also fear having their little games shown up. Well; the remedy is easy. Don't try to stop the showing up. You cannot do it. Stop the little games. I much, however, prefer these rowdies to the old women, who think that nothing should appear in print expressing opinions of which they do not approve. No respec- table newspaper will ever decline to insert a letter pointing out the erroneous views expressed in a previous number. To rail against an article and not reply to it, is to confess that it, is very annoying to you, but that it is th 3 truth. Treating that publica- tion with lofty contempt" is all very fine- but folks never do it when they have an answer ready. < ♦ What these people want is to have this column under the control cf a censorial committee of Decayed Old Ladies. The public would then have the satisfaction of learning that" Mr X Y Z went into his back-garden yesterday afternoon at 3.4 7 p.m., and was astonished to find a bee four ounces in weight smothered in tho leaves of his Early Yorks. This astounding and unheard of occurence has provoked much comment in the neighbourhood." And so on until insanity supervened. We live in a free country—no thanks to the old women. I had sooner, however, live in St. Petersburg and had to submit to the grimmest old Press censor-who was at least a man-thau to be subject to the censorship of the sexless beings, who meet together to drink Is 2d tea and to thank Providence that, whilst making a blunder of all else besides, he at least made shining lights-2,500 candle power of them. How beautiful that we are all satisfied with ourselves. The Board of Guardians are going to 1 0 compel the Town Council to supply tho Work-house with water-failing which an application will be made to the Local Government Board. It will be rather rough on the Town Council If they get into the black books of the people at Whitehall. Fancy the Town Council of Carmarthen going to be reported to its superior officer for neglect of duty! This is like a bolt from the blue and there would be some black and blue knockiug about if certain people in want of water had their way. The anniversary sormons of the Church Missionary Society will be preached at St. Peter's Church and Christ Church on Sunday next. The Rev Henry Newton, M.A., late missionary in Ceylon, and the Rev W. Morgan Jones, M.A., Diocesan Inspector of Schools, will preaeh idternateij ill botb Churches morning and evening. In the Sketch for May 13th there appears a group of young ladies who took pait in tho Maypole celebration at Whiteland's College, London. In the group we notice Miss J )1]eS, daughter of Mr Williaci Jones, School of Art. 1 OBI AS TWISTER.
The Imputed Bight-of-Way over Morfa-Brenin. WHAT ALL OUT THE COUNSEL'S OPINION? 10 the Editor of the Carmarthen, Weekly Reporter. DEAR Sitt,-I have waited urtii now before appealing to you, with leference to the position of the public with regard t,) the above chamirg and much-fiequtntei we.lk. Some six monthssgo the Town Council den.djd to obtain counsel's opinion in the n.attti why, I d(,n't kiioa,, bccause the right-of-way is quite plrun to roc-but, then, that is beside the que?;icn. It uppers to mt ae if the counsel engaged is very busy, or else we would Lave heard f.e this the remit, Ti,e fine weaihor is now with us, and the walk ia even so early as this in the season made much use of and I think it is orly fair to the ratepayers at large that we should now know our position or light ii. the exit on Llanstephan-road. Further, I observe that the estate is to be sold in June, and. I nm sure, if the counsel's opinion wert agains-t the Conner, that if proper representation" Wfremfdjtu the exe'iu'ors of the la'o esteemed lady, Mra IIoron, of Y.-trad—ihrough Mr W. Morgan (irillithe, the agent to the estate—that consideration would be givoi to a request that a stipulation be made in the conditions of sale giving the public the right cf exit through Mcrfa-brenin lane to the Llanstephan-road. At present the exit is very tlangeroua, especially if one walks through the exit gate in the dark-in fact, it is a veritable (-I-atli-trap when the tide is in. l'erhftpn some of the Councillors vt h) took action in the matter when I drew your attention to it on a previous occasirn will again bring the matter forward at the next Council meeting. The delay its much commenud upon. y un truly, Ax OLD HATEPAYLR. Carmarthen, M-iy 19th, 189G.
St. Clears Agricultural Society. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER SHOW. The annual meeting of the St. Clear's Agricultural Society was held at the Railway Hotel, St. Clears, on Thursday, the loth inst. Mr Evan Stephens, Lan, LIanstepltan, presided. There were also present S. W. Thomas, 1 lush moor Mr J. R. John, Brixton Mr Harries, Llandilo-Abercowin Mr Thomas, Hafod Mr Thomas, Cleifon Mill Mr Williams, Eithinduon Mr Harries, Penuwch Dr 11. L. Thomas, The Croft Mr Thomas, junr., Bwlchgwynt Mr Evans, Pantdwfn Mr D. Howell, Garllegan-fawr Mr D. Lewis, Pantglas Mr T. Walters, Plas- newydd Mr Phillips, Black Lion Mr Evans, The Swan and the Secretary (Mr Harries, the Railway Hotel). FINANCE. The Secretary presented the accounts which showed that the year had begun with a balance of C23 Os 5d it had concluded, however, with a balance of .£48 52s lid on the right side. THE OFFICIALS. THE OFFICIALS. It was agreed, after some discussion, that Mr Llewelyn Williams, the Coolgardie Gold King," and Mr T. J. Har ries, of Oxford-street, London, should be asked to become president and vice-president respectively. There appeared to be a general impression that these gentlemen would accept the offices. The following retiring members were re- elected on the committee :—Mr Evans, Zabulon Mr S. W. Thomas, Ritihi-iioor Dr R. L. Thomas, The Croft; Mr Percy Thomas, Derllys Mr J. H. Thomas, Derry and Mr D. Howell, Garllegan-fawr. Mr Harries, Llandilo-Abercowin, said he had much pleasure in proposing that Mr Davies, of the London and Provincial Bank, should be appointed treasurer, and Mr Har ries, of the Railway Hotel, the secretary. As a member of the committee, he felt very thankful to Mr Harries—and Mrs Harries, too (applause)—for the very faithful manner in which the secretarial duties had been carried out. The work which they had done would be seen in the improvement wiiich had taken place in the financial position of the society. When Mr Harries became secretary, the society was in low water but now the flood had come (applause). He thought as one of the committee that something ought to be done by the Society to show their appreciation of the services of the secretary. Mr J. R. John seconded, and the Chairman supported the motion, which was carried unanimously. THE ENTRIES. It was agreed that the show should be held 011 the 4th September. Mr S. W. Thomas moved an alteration of the rule which gives subscribers of 10s 6d the right to enter any number of animals. He proposed that only four entries be allowed for that sum, and that every additional entry should be charged 2s ()d. Tenant farmers paying less than £ 10 a year rent were to have the same priveleges for ">s as the others had for 10s 6d. Mr Harries, Penweh, seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. INCREASING THE PRIZES. It was agreed to increase the jumping prizes as follows :—Open Class 1st prize, IP3 2nd, £1. Tenant Farmers' Class, for horses 15 hands and under 1st, Ct 10s 2nd. J £ 1. In all the other classes for horses and cattle the first prize was increased to £ l 10s, and the second to £ 1. THE JUDGES. It was agreed to endeavour to secure the services of the following gentlemen as judges —Black Cattle and Piifx Mr It G. Roberts, Llyswery, Pem. Mr Jones, DytFrynconin, Clynderwen and Mr Owen Davies, Typicea. Coloured Cattle and Sh<e/>: Mr W. S. Marsh, Penybedd The Earl of Lishurne's bailiff; and Mr Morgan Richardson's farm bailiff. Cart Horses: Mr Richards, Gelliwernen, Llan- elly and Mr Barling, M.R.C.V.S., Monmouth. Lii/kt J/orses Mr Bowen, M.F.H., Stradmore Mr Robert Jones, Swansea and Mr Robert Harries, Trefgarne Hall, Haverfordwest. It was agreed on the motion of Mr S. W. Thomas, seconded by Mr Lewis, Pantglas, In I that a small committee be appointed to make arrangements in regard to the show field.
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T A T 1 A No one who has traced ilio history of the St. Clears' Agricultural Society fjr the last three years can fail to be impressed with the phenomenal improvement which has taken place in its financial position. In 1893, the Society was in such a low state that the advisability of discontinuing the show was y 0 seriously discussed. Since the appointment, however, of Mr William Harries, the present secretary, the society has gradually improved until, instead of having a balance on the wrong side, it has a very substantial amount on the credit side of the ledger. The result has been that much larger prizes have now been offered and such a thorough-going organisation has taken place in all the arrangements, that there is every prospect of the St. Clears Show of September, 1896, being one of the most successful held in the county. This is an example which many other societies might take to heart. It shows that hard work can overcome any amount of bad prospects.
The Contract for Painting the Markets. To the. Editor et' the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. DEAR SNT, We should like to .;k you or any ot* your readers it' thr-y cur ir.form us ti;n whut principle the Carm.tr.lun T uvn Coun il now gurs in accepting contracts by trn ier. We a e movfd 10 ask this question by r;>a3on of the raar ner in which tluy let the contract for painting the markets. lltit* are th; teiuleis %i hi --h Geot in :— a s d T. H.cgers :tnd SJa, !.?' 0 0 n;i 0 0 Davi(i 1<;7 10 0 Now of course in this kin i, when i\im\lnt tlniers arc, p:;r f;)r the aaoie work, exce;)t tile .-f would accept the lowest iei-d-r. Bnt what hare they done r Ii oredibli as it ihev sctuilly accepted the h:glr.-st te;,d.r. Car. Miybt'dy, e«n r.IE Council itself, explain th<> u ciam^ of this conduct ? Th-> h'ghest w.v. -rtualiy £ 17 10a —t! at ia n^aiiv twelve f Ci: c .it tha lowest and y< t thos< 'a l o are >,upp&s?.i to attend to the interests of tUe ratepaye rs act ejiteu ti e former. We hear a gooo iu.,ny c0mri\in\, of high rates, and at election tiuoos some of the tMiJidstes make a great, fusa r.bout the ecoiioirry witch they lie going to introduce irao vhe vo-k la 4 of the Town Council. If ti.ey ii;verid for soaie reason of their own to giye tenders to whoercr they like, independent of all c;.r.t-iden:t 01,s íw ccor.oasv, it will be rr.thcr a seric' ra:.ttGr f.)r t'vi!e \tho "have tj pay the lutes. T>velv 1'r cpnt all round will be a very gubsUr.tia) increase on the rates. If those who manage our tffairs hive d.^ided for reasons of :h2ir own to uive ih? i-ontracts to certain people, why not do the j >b openlv, instead of going through tht> -arte of iiivhit g t'-wk-ra. Why aic tradesmen tj he put to the iru^be and expet.sj of making esli nates, &e.. for the work when no matter irw lo^v their ten let i:j they have not the tfbon of a ch^nee of getting it aeccfied. If this kind of thing is lo becoite the fashio" we shall soon see as a result that no one wiil fekt the trouble to tendf-r when ihty know the favou*ite is already picke(I ot. It, however, cur rulei-3 arc going to •' hack their xavcurite1." they ouv.ht t > be '-oncpeilel to do it »t 'heir own expanse. ar;(l not at the expense of the r'f.: ayprs. It i- very easy to be ger.er .us wit! ether people's money. Thosa who g av e. out ti,i.,t 'ourraot to be co(¡)pelle,: to makeup the additional £ !7 IO.3 c'lt of their own pockets. It is quire possible, if the Lets ot the case were put b: JVe the L c 1 'J-v-ir-i'iisnt Board, tlm t:JC'Y wo,Ú'J ,:rch:ir: :!n ;\IDOU¡G If they did we should have no mw.e 01 this kind of gfn&roiiiy. What i:> the t ie ot ts.lkiy.g about rsfcrm, when tuch abuses are pe potratcJ i- ».h? lij.'ht of day ? abuses are pe potratcJ i" 1; lij.'ht of day ? We rtre, Y" un, & J T. KOOKR-' & Soxs, Spila»an-3tre:t. lit asa?, 1;, C-« >pel 'atre»:t.
Representation of Pembrokeshire. HON. HUGH CAMPBELL INVITED TO CONTEST TIIE 8SAT. At the Balfi.u? Co'istit'ciotsa! Have* ford- WAst, on Sannday. Sir Owen Scm fi-ld presided over the deliheratior.s of the exce.tiw committee of the Coiie'-rvauve A?s 'cbtion, when •; was proposed that the H'.n Campbell he inv-Ud to contest the county at the r.t sleet ion —The proposition was carried, Rnd it now only remain* for the gflltle- alttn named t" allow ¡,irr.s£;f to Le ¡¡¡U11y cho,C:1. '1 he Hon Hugh Fred-.oick Yaughan is the sen of Lord E-ah-n, of Ciold*n Gr >! e, Carmar- thenshire. He was born ia s S70. II« is an 1 IBcer in the Carmarthenshire Artillery Tiiiiiti>, now at MiUord Havers, of *.v:;tch hotly h father ia colonel. Hi* grandfather, the vre^er.t i el C.avdcr, wis member d P.ilhaiait for Peuib-okeshirv to.z 1841 to 1361. i
Llanboidy Potty Sessions. WEDNESDAY 11). Mr E. Shaw Protheroe (in th." chai'), Mr J. lhgnaH iiv'ans, aud Mr J. B. B. Protheroo. EMPLOYING A BOY. Mr Henry T2var»s, c'er to the Llanginoing School B iard, chared David Hn.'he.s. of Craigyrvorin, Llan- giuniuf1:, farmer, with employing a boy under 13 yeara of r-pe without a proper certal jate of etth.-iency. Fined IO3 and !tj oints. THE CHAMPION LIGHT-WEIGHT BOXER IN TROUBLE. Inspedor D: ton c,iat-ge Morgan C^n'-ther, tho "champion light-weight boxer, of Cardiff, with travelling on the Great 'Vp. C'n Railway, on the 18th March last, without having pievicw&Iy paid his fare. Mr George Burgess, the statioumaster at Whitland, proved the case. Defendant was fined the full penalty of 40" together with lGs co.-ti. CRUELTY TO CALVES. Inspector Benforl. R.S.F.C.A., charged John Lloyd Jones, of Wernlygroes, LI tn fall teg, with cruelty to ,.iiJ¡IIJ:3. The evidence went to show that th8 caivts had been ftnind at Sr. Clears' Railway Station; they were cause 1 unnecessary suffering by having thfir four legs tied together in a sack. Evidence was given for the prosecution by P.C. Reea, Whitland, and Inspector Banford and for the defence by John Wldiams, a farm servant in the employment (;f deferdarr. Fined 6.1 tiicl 14s costs. LOVE TROUBLES. William Morse, farmer, of Abertegan, Eghvysfair-a- cherrig, charged Benjamin Thomas, labourer, of the Barrows, Llan^Iydsven, with wilfully brpaking 14 ) panes of glass and a sash bar. The tmakage was distributed! over four wiudowe, and had occurred on the occasion of a courting expedition ou the Kith ult. Fiaed 40s and Ha uosta, together with Cs damges. DRUNKENNESS. P.C. Rees, Whitland, oharge.l Abraham Williams, of Tavornspite, with ;=;iog drunk and disorderly at Whitland on the 17t.L April, 189G. Fined 10s and (Js costs. STEALING A DUCK. J Thomas labourer, of Melhie, Lamnetcr- Velfey, was charged with stealicg a duck, the property of David Waiters, of Trevaughan. in the parish of Ciffig, on the 7lh May. 1 James Evans, a servant at Trevaughan, spoke to concealing himself in tho store-loft, when he saw defendant coming in that di ection. He saw defendant tak^ something out of th". ducks' eot, and make towards the Mid with the dtick under his arm. P.C. Davies. Whitiand, spoke to arresting defendant at Crunwear, Pem. ;.>3fenda?jfc denied that he had been near Trev;uigh.\i. farm at all. The Bench committed defendant for 21 days hard labour.
-I'" WHITLAND. FATAL ACCIDENT OX THE RAILWAY-.—M- H. Brunei While, deputj-ccroner for West Carmarthen- shire, held nr. inciti-lit -,it, th* P..rk Temperance Hotel, Wliiilend, on I'ucaday wet k. ca lh9 body of William Richards, a pensioned-off ( cployce of the G.W.R.—The driver in of thr: train, which left Milford ai. 1.10 p TTk. on the previous day, said that whan within a quarter of a mile of Whitiand, he saw the deceased out of a siding. Witness immediately applied the vauvum brake, and the train stopped by the Lime it had ua ks own length. Before this wns accomplished, however, the deceased was struck y the buff. r of the engine, and thrown a^aini? a goods trai-. which wna coming in the o her direction- lie then rebounded, and was thrown under, tho first coach or the pftBf!engcr train -S;mibr evidence was give. by the stoker.—Dr Crr.swick Willii.ms described the. in juries indicted upon the rei't,-<s;-d. Death was duo to dislocation of' lie ncck.— The jury returned a verdict accordingly, and attached no blame io anyone. t
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