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CARMARTHEN U.VDKll THE SEARCH-LIGHT. Come, come, and sit yon down you not budge i ou shall not go, till I set you up a glass >V here you may see the inmost part of yoi\" —————— SHAKESPEARE, Startling- item of local intdligence- The I horse-brush was seen out last Saturday. •k- ii if The hors<br:;sh has o often been taken out for an airing- after complaints had been made Under the Searchlight" that I feel it my duty to state that this case is an exception to the rule. I don't wish to accept honour when it is not my due. .:tf I have received more thau one complaint of late as to the nuisance caused by the ring- ing of Church bells on Sunday morning. I do not rder to those who complain that they cannot sleep on account vi the inharmonious jangling. I have uo more sympathy with such than with th) j olicoinan who insisted on a ball bein, p-it a st>p to at midnight, because the orchestra kicked up such an abominable row that he was i.ot ab!o to sleep on his beat: These may be cases, but they are not of a character calculated to arouse heart- felt public sympathy. But when the worshippers in one church are irritated by the bell of another at which service is just beginning, the case is different. The ring- ing of a bell under such circumstanccs is absolutely indefensible. Everybody knows at what time the service begins ut their own particular church; and, bell or no bell, they would get there in time if they intended to do so. I commend this idea to the attention of those concerned—although I have but little hope of its immediate adoption. The new I nspector of Nuisances will find his hands full when he comes to Carmarthen if he is a zealous man. There are a good many nuisances which want looking to in this ancient Boiough. The oldest and the most firmly established nuisance is the cohmy of jackdaws who choke up the chimneys, rob the gardens, and generally make life unbearable. Some are grave and reverend seignors; aud others add to their already foul record of crime an everlasting chattering to the aunoyance of the litges and contrary to the peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen. These letter specimens, I suppose, are the jenny-daws but, what- ever their sex, I wou'd advocate that the Inspector be allowed a penny a head fur their corpses. Another nuisance which ought to be put down is the throwing of dust in the uyesof the public." There is a good deal of this done in various ways but of all these the shaking of UHtts in the public thoroughfares is the lJl(,st objectionable. There is a bye-law to the effect that mate shall not be shaken after Sam; but it is not safe to walk in some fetreetn before noon —except you enjoy having a half a peck of boot-wipings shaken down the back of your neck. sr. The bye-law is an excellent one, just as the cannons at the barracks are excellent pieces of artillery in their way. The guns, however, are not there for the purpo-e of killing anybody neither are the bye-laws in existence to be made use of. Both are apparently for show and in that capacity both go a long way towards impressing those who don't Jiuow. But nobody who does 0$.<$ The Bishop of Swansea, I see, has gone to North Wales to do odd jobs for his brother of Bungor. Of all the situations of which I have any knowledge that of being vicar of a parish is the "softest." It is to me a source of continual regret that I never took orders. Off you go without asking anybody s leave you can stay away apparently as long as you like during other work and your salary gons on just the same If t':ere is i otiling else to be said in favour of the State Church, it must be admitted that she is an exceedingly cenerous employer. # Mr F. Colby Evans wanted a lamp provided on the St. Clears road below Starling Bark for the reason—amongst others—that people coming home late at night have fallen into the pond. Perhaps it is as well that the lamp was not pro- vided. We must not make the downward path too attractive. If there are any people coming- hero late at night in such a condition that they go tumbling into ponds —well let tlitrn tumble Perhaps a few tumbles will fetch them home a little earlier, or else make them take a little more care towards maintaining their equilibrium. The next thing we shall be asked will probably be to provide pavements forty yards wide, because others going home late at night find the present footpaths too narrow r ■ The Guardians have—very properly— signed a petition in favour of the detontion and medical treatment of inebriates. Inebriates have not the slightest objection to being treated" but medical treatment is to them a bugbear aud a roaring lion— whilst the only animal in the whole menagerie which they care about is Old Tom." Many of them recognise fully that gin is a snare of the Evil One and beer the road to the coffin but they proceed on their way just the same. .¡t. It is as ridiculous to send a man or a woman to gad for getting drunk for the 97th time as it would bo to send them to peDal servitude for being epileptics. If the public conscience could only be educated up to an appreciation of that fact, suitable legislation would inevitably follow. Lunatics were treated with a criminal rigour until within a comparatively recent time and in the year 1898 we send a hopeless dipsomaniac to griol We are not so advanced after all as we sometimes flatter ourselves into believing. *• Now-put-ir,g aside medical and legal definitions—no ;n one will deny that the unfortunate who allows his alcoholic cravings to over-ride all considerations of the consequences becomes in course of years virtually insane. Let it be remembered, however, that the Legislature in its enlightenment has already provided for the detention of inebriates—provided the victims themselves tign an agreement to that effect! This is another monumental instance of legislative ineptitude. Fancy lunatics being received at the Joint Counties' Lunatic Asylum only under such conditions In aid of the funds of the Ferryside life- boat, the celebrated comedy, The Parvenu," will be rendered at the Assembly Rooms, on the 21st April, by the following cast :—Mr J. E. Adamson, Mr II. Brunei White, Mr E. Collier, Mr J. R. Phillips, Miss Daisie Wtlls, Miss Muriel Thomas and Mrs J. E. Adamson. Considering that this is the first occasion on which this excellent institution has appealed to the Carmarthen public, and that the cast consists of successful and well-known amateurs, the result may be expected lo be satisfactory in every ZeIA!,U. The Carmarthen Corporation is now pre; ;:red—for a consideration—to allow its labourers to undertake work for private individuals. The Church of England in the "I printing trade is a mero nothing to this! I would suggest that the Council issue posters in this style OTHERS TALK WE WORK."

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