CARMARTHEN I US, D THE I SEARCHLIGHT. Come, come, and sit you down you shall not budge i "u shall not go, tiil I set you up a glass \V here you may see the inmost i;art of yoy." —————— At last the long-wished for opell ing of the Intermediate School lor Girls is within measurable distance. Seeing that the rooting of the building is now being proceeded with, it is not too much to hope that the opening will take place after the mid-winter vacation. All the other intermediate schools in Carmarthenshire have been opened two or three years ago but as lung as Carmarthen is not more than ten years behind tho rest of tho county, we have reason to con- gratulate ourselves. At the police-court on Saturday a little boy, about fifty pounds in weight, was charged that he did steal, take, and carry away a mare. What must liave been the size of the mare which this urchin was able to carry away ? Possibly a sp.cies of female hobby-horse. So they tell mo," remarked a relieving officer to the Guardians on Saturdry. They say they d m't know where he is, but I know they do. I can read it in their countenances. I can road people's faces very well." Possibly it is to prevent thuir countenance being read, that so many "characters" obscure their features with last year's dirt. To wear a clean lace would be to afford the enemy an undue advantage. The New Woman has been with us for some timo; but the New Man appeared in our streets on Saturday along with a group of excursionists. He wore in true feminine fashion a Welsh flannel shawl, in the capacious folds of which he was carrying a baby, whilst his wife walked by his side. W here is this going to stop ? Whatever advantages may be claimed for the new Lituo granite pavement—and I do not wish to gainsay them—one fact is perfectly evident. It is several degrees warmer in summer than the old-fashioned flags. During the tropical weather last week to walk from tho tlugs to the new pavement was like taking a turn on top of an oven. The new road on the Quay has been so firmly consolidated by the steam-roller that it is almost like a pavement. But won't it be beautiful when the frosty weather comes? When the smooth tirm surface gets covered with a thin sheet of ice, the attractions of the ponds at Bolahaul and Abergwili will begiu to pall. ♦ "Well, well," exclaimed one corner-boy to the other on Friday, this heat is something-awful; it is quite enough to give a fellow inflammation of the brain." "Now, move on," said tho bobby, "and less of your jaw. Folks that has got brains may get them inflamed; but, bless you, there's not the least danger of your dying of that complaint." ""0,.1;- If I am rightly informed, the value of the average amount of alcohol consumed by each man, -nian, -(I child in tho United Kingdom is Y,7 per annum. But that is only the average." That anti-cyclone, ■vhich has been boiling the blood in people's veins, has certainly caused a marked increase iu the figure. H.M. Government will be able to build a few additional gunboats on the strength of the hot -weather. If the heat wave only lasted long enough, we have enough patriotie citizens who would drink us over the expense of the Soudan expedition. It is consoling in this degenerate aae to lind people willing to make such sacrifices on behalf of their country. Is there another town In the Kingdom where. Sunday closing is the law in which you could meet men hopelessly drunk before 9 a.m. on the Lord's Day. Yet that is what could bo seen by anybody on the first day of this week And yet public opinion is so dead that we make no effort to improve this state of affairs. We simply accept it as part of the general order of things. The vocal music of the Salvation Army is improving considerably. Many passers- by were struck by their rendering of Crown him, Lord of all," on Sunday afternoon. Very often street-corner singing is barely tolerable but this was a notable exception, which it is to be hoped will soon become the rule. # Is there not room enough in Carmarthen for two traction-engines ? The fact that Mr Studt's engine—which is usually a respectable well-behaved animal—should take it into its head to stumble and lie down at the entrance to the cattle market on Thursday evening last week certainly gives one a reason for asking this question. A traction engine was at one time a sight in Carmarthen and no wonder that the poor thing now finding itself in the shade should roll in the gutter-which is probably the locomotive equivalent for taking to drink. A large crowd ot people watched the incoming ot the circus on Sunday afternoon, and were much impressed with the dignified demeanourjof the elephants,camels, and other wild animals. The quiet, inoffensive way in which these creatures went on their way was a lesson in decorum, which might well ba copied by some of tho would- be select people who make themselves public nuisances in our streets on Sunday evening. The risk of heat-apoplexy has now been minimised by the more imminent dangers of bronchitis and rheumatism. St. Peter's people still stick to the ingenious method of having a harvest thanksgiving on Sunday. This means that there will be no thanksgiving at all, for the Sunday service would, of course, be held in any case. In St. David's parish they can risk holding the services on a week-day but in the parish church, they know a trick worth two of that. Opposite Penllwyn Park the benevolent Corporation planted a number of trees some time ago, with the laudable desire of improving the aspect of the West End. These trees endowed in a sort of tripod arrangement to support them in their tender infancy. They have now outgrown this species of arboreal long-clothes with dire results. The outside of the trees have come into contact with the iron bands, with the result that in the case of eight of them, at any rate, huge slices of the bark and timber have been removed. In some cases the veins and markings of the heart of the tree are quite visible. I daresay very elaborate explanations will be forth- coming but it will take a lot of philosophy to prove that this courie of treatment is good for he S. ♦ ♦ On Monday next, at 8pm, a meeting will be held at the Council Chamoer to determine what means shall be taken to wake recognition of the many services rendered to the town by Bis Worship the Mayor (MrH. B. White) during his four years nf office." Invitations to attend have been sent out to all the clergy and ministers of the town and Mr David Griffiths and Mr C. Haydn Williams act as secretaries pro. fetn. There is one meaning in this circular wh't;h does not lie on tho surface. People do nd usually g..t testimonials in recognition of the manner in which they have discharged the duties of an office until they are about to resign. I don't know whether the promoters have looked at it in that way but s no other way in which to look at it. 4 • Now tho question arises ho JS going to be the Mayor next November ? Is it to be Mr E. Colby Evans, Mr J. F. Morris, or Mr Tolin Lewis ? These were the three who were named last November. It will save a a good deal of the perplexity which usually attends these selections, if a gentleman when asked will really say whether or not he will accept the office—not refuse it with the idea of being forced. :\< # If our Liberal Association means to take any part in local affairs, now its time to be stirring. In a few weeks the municipal elections will be on us; and this will finally determine whether the Association as an association is prepared to fight any of the local elections. If the Liberalism of tho town took a more aggressive part on every possible occasion, our public life would soon put on quite a different complexion. Some Liberals, of course, "don't want to raise ill-feeling" but a lot the Tcries care about tho ill-feeling, as long as they work their nominees into all the possible public positions in the town There is a pathway in Priory-street leading under the Archway of the Old Priory down to tli9 Punside-road near the Tinworks. It was a beautiful pathway at one time; but its beauty is sadly marred since cartloads of rubbish have b ;eu deposited there to the imminent danger of causing broken necks. Anybody who walks C there after dark run the risk of coming a cropper over a number of detached heaps of 11 matter in the wrong place," as a now deceased authority defined dirt. This is rather a cumbersomo variety of tho practical joke. Building operations are going ahead in Carmarthen. Beyond the Water-street gate some half-dozen houses are being commenced, and as many more are under weigh in that piece of ground abutting on St. Catherine-street which has been infor- mally dubbed School-street." It is satisfactory to find that they all appear to bo designed for tho working classes-who were in danger of having to camp out on account of the levelling of their former habitations to make room for villas." What is the world coming to ? I thought we were all for equality of the sexes now- a-days; and here the Borough Magistrates fine a man 5s, and a woman 2s nd for being drunk. According to this, our beaks" regard the fact of a woman getting drunk as being only half as heinous as the commission of a similar offence by a man. This is a dangerous doctrine, your worships It is computed by a statistician that if every breach of the Suuelay Closing Act—whether on the part of publicans or guests—were punished, by a ten shilling fine, the revenue which would accrue therefrom to the Corporation would at a moderate computa- tion amount to £ -'30,000 a year. Wo would carry out all our improvements in one year and then Klondyke itself would have to take a back seat. Mr Thomas, the Harp, has been fined for furious driving. Well, furious is largely a matter of opinion. What I might consider quite safe, another person of slower al 1 13 gait might regard as disgracefully furious. A man on crutches would regard anything above a snail's crawl as being furious. Gentlemen who indulge in the solemn, ponderous, and measured tread of policemen might easily be startled by a pace which would be regarded as normal by a P.D., or some equally lively youth. But if Mr Thomas had gathered together fifty others more furious than himself and charged ahead into men, women, aud children, at the rate of sixty miles an hour, he would have escaped even without censure-if it had been on a fair-day. That's where the joke of the thing comes in. During the inferno of a Carmarthen fair, anybody with a horse can do as he likes- and by the apologetic way in which submit to be kicked aside, it is evident that if you are injured'you would get "a month's hard" for getting in the way of the infuriated steeds. « At a time when an expenditure- of thousands of pounds on the Asylum drainage is spoken of, the following from Science Jottings" by Dr Andrew Wilson is apropos. Such a method does not seem to have been seriously considered by the Carmarthen Corporation Nowadays a new and interesting mode ot dealing with sewage his been promoted and is being adopted in many towns with excellent results. A mass of sewage is, of course, a breeding ground for untold millions of microbes, and it might be thought that in so far as such germ growth was concerned, it would prove to be all of a hurtiul nature. This is not so, for we actually find that, given certain conditions, the microbes of sewage act as nature's scavengers, tend to destroy all putrefcent matter in it, and to convert the other- wise dangerous matter into innocuous materials. Accordingly the latest mode of treatment of sewage is to allow the microbrs in it to have free play. The sewage is run into prepared settling- tanks, and the operation of its purification goes on silently and quickly. The microbes require a breathing time iu order to recuperate and renew their legions, and while one set of tanks is in operation another set is resting. The ditlleulty of sewage disposal in small centres, especially where the expense is a serious matter, seem to be solved in this simple fashion. A report of what has been done at Winsford, near Crewe, a town of 12,000 population, in the way of sewage disposal by the septic method (or, as it is also called, the" bacterial" treatment) reveals the fact that the effluent passes from the tanks into the river as water, and gives rise-to no pollution at all. There is practically no sludge or solid residue to be dt'alt with, and I note that hi!e the initial cost of the sewage-works was only £300, the annual expense of disposing of the refuse is only purely nominal, amounting to £ o0. At Wirisfo.-d, the tanks have been at work for about twenty years, and the bedding material on which tho sewage flows con- sists of ashes and clinkers. Each series of tanks is used for a week. and is then allowed to rest. The sludge of which I made mention resembles ordinary soil, and the quantity produced is eo small that it may be practically regarded as non- existent, in so far as any necessity for dealing with it is concerned. At iast, therefore, we seem to be within measurable distance of the all-ronnd solution of a very difficult question in sanitary science. When cur sewage is effectually disposed of, the public health will b3 benefited in a fashion and to an (xtent which will cause surprise even to nopeful hygienists. V The Reading Room is now patronised on Sunday evenings; and with the advent of cooler weather the attendance is expected to increase. It is hoped, however, that the patrons will not long be ablo to hold out in their present state of wickedness," but that I they will eventually foregather to the Read- ing Room to sing hymns, and to peruse innocuous tracts. Mr Harry Davies, of Gate House, Water- street, won a silvsr butter cooler at the recent Swansea sports in a 100 yards flat i race for men over '45. The samo athletic St Peter's boy"—who works in Swansea, by the way—won a silver cup last year in tho same way. The manner in which human remains are bOl!:g knocked about in St. Peter's church- yard is absolutely sickening. Somo of the church-goers aver that they saw in the churchyard heaps of rubbish dotted with leg- boucs and fingers on Sunday. At any rate, on Tuesday there were heaps of debris scattered over the graves, and, amongst them, the npper part of- a thigh-bone occupied a very prominent position. I saw it; and had I had tho hardihood to turn over the rubbith, I should doubtless have found more fragments of" pious ancestors." And this is what is called being reverently buried." » • • Tilings are coining to a fine pitch ill this ancient Borough. On Saturday night a couple of young girls-under 10 years of nge-wore hilariollsly drunk in Blue-street, and interfering with aud annoying passers- hy. Their language was not merely blue it was in ligo. People talk <;f Cardiff and shake their lioa ls. In C.-r iiff these would have been run in iu Carmarthen they had their fling without interference on the put of our active and energetic police force. ALETHLTA.
Boys from the Homes." HOW CRIMINALS ARE MANU- FACTURED. AN APPROXIMATION TO SLAVERY. Once more all Euglish boy from tho u homes has come up before the local magistrates charged with theft. In fact, t'e majority of tho boys who do get into trouble ill this part of the country are from the homes; and as there aro probably a hundred Welsh boys in the district to every one of those imported from English schools, this points at once to some glaring defect in the system, by which hundreds aro yearly turned out of industrial schools and dumped down on the agricultural portions of Wales. Let us seo how the thing is worked. A boy is sent from one of the many institutions, which have a superfluous boy population to dispose of, to a local agent, who is required to find him a situation. The boys have been brought up in a large city-London, Liverpool, Manchester, or the like. They have, moreover, been brought up in a largo i"ll, ill which everything is regulated by clockwork. There is little roulll in their training for developing their individuality. They are never at home except they are in the company of tlireo or four hundred W:o themselves. Such a boy is sent down into Wales, and placed on a farm, which is half'-a-mile from next door, possibly a dozen or twenty miles from the nearest town, and three hundrod miles or so from any friends or relations whom lie may possess. He cannot associato with boys of his own class, for he does not understand their language, nor 9 11 they his. Drought up as he was, the solitude and the montonous life of the farm aro to him as depressing as the wastes of Sahara. Even supposing his master and mistress are kind—which they are in the majority of cases—he generally becomes fretful and discontented, and is ready to do anythiftg to get back to tho busy thorough- fares tilled with the cheerful hum of traffic. The boy is discontented he wants to leave. But how is he to do it? His wages for the year are E-3 or X--i. Clothes and boots he must find, and a few pence weekly he must have. As a result, In most cases, he never has a half-crown in his pocket. Even if he had half-a-crown, it wou't take him back to London and Liverpool. Such a journey by legitimate means is as mueh out of the question to him as a trip to San Francisco. As an usual result, he steals some of his master's money or property, and bolts." It is a very serious matter when a child, three hundred miles from home, and practically penniless, becomes disgusted with his surroundings—with every incentive to become disgusted. That this is tho case is borue out by the admission of the Vicar of Ncwehurch to the magistrates on Saturday—that the schools have no representative to look after the boys in the situations in which they are placed. The Rev H. G. Lawrence described this as tho" great flaw in the system." Such language is far too mild. It is the most conclusive evidence of the entire rottenness of the system. So evidently thought the Welsh Land Commissioneis, who in their report state The report that we received elsewhere (i c other ttiau iu Monmouthshire) were on the whole far from encouraging. Nor can we, indeed, voLdtr greitly at the result; the lads are thrown upon their resources to a deplorable degree, inasmuch as the common language of those among whom they dwell is Welsh, while they can speak English only, though many of them of necessity pick up the vernacular in a remarkably short time. So far as Welsh-speaking districts are concerned, ice think that the continuance of this method of dealiny with industrial larls iN fraught the graccst conxequenccx, unless it can be better regulated than at present, and some provision be made for the social and spiritual want of the monoglot toy, who are thus imported iuto the agricultural dist icts. So far I have only touched upon the aspect of tho case at the best. But there are masters who do not treat the boys well. Such a one will not ill-treat the local !fIcas badly even if he felt to inclined for the lad would leave him at a minute's notice, return home, and sue him in the County Court for his wages. Welsh farm-servants are clannish, and meet together, and know all about each other's treatment. Did a farmer fail in his duty to his hired-man he might have to do his own work, Tho local farm-servants have all their relations in tho neighbourhood. Public opinion is very strong in the country, and the farmer who t, would not treat the gwas well out of the goodness of his heart does it out of the fear of public opinion. But what dops public opinion bother about the strange boy from a strange 0 country, who belongs to nobody, and who has no relations to make a bother about him ? 'Did he come from the Workhouse, the zealous relieving-officer and an occasional Guardian would be calling round to see how he was getting on and to ask him how he liked his place. And at the worst he could run away and walk back to the work- house the same day—as I have known boys to do. No wonder then that in some cases the boys are treated in a manner which would never be tried on with anybody else. In one case, which was mentioned to me at the time, a lad lay groaning in the throes of a painful illness for days on the do/clod (the loft above the stable). Nobody bothered about him, or took the slightest trouble about him, and when it was at length seen that there was danger, he was brought in a cart to the nearest public institution to die. He did die. Then it is positively dangerous to put town boys fresh from the industrial school to work on a farm. Iu one case I remember the farmer sent the boy out with the horse and the roller the morning after his arrival, This work would probably have been safe enough for a country boy but when the faimer went out to seo about the youth he found him lying dead—having rolled himself ¡ instead of the land—in one corner of the field and the horse standing in the other. Again, many of the boys are physically unfitted for farm-work. Some of timm are so frail and diminutive that it seems an outrage to expect them to do anything which requires more oxortion than running with a letter to post. It is high time a change wore brought about in the method of disposing of these boys. No enemy could have indicted the system more sweepingly than the local agent has done. Boys" should not be sent into any district ia which there is not on officer whose bounden duty it is to watch their interests. At present the boy has too often to stay in a place which he dislikes, or else to steal in order to raise funds to got away. In plain English, he has thr. choice too often of becoming either A SLAVE on A TIIIEF. ALETHEIA.
Carmarthen Borough Police Court. zn MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr II. B. White, The Grange); Mr C. \V. Jones, Penllwyn Park Air Thomas Thomas, Wellfield; and Mr John Lewis, Penllwyn Park. DRUNK. John. Harries, labourer, Abergwili, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Jones said On Saturday last, at 11.35 p.m., I saw defendant in Priory- street. He was drunk and very disorderly. Ho was cursing and swearing. As he would not go away, I took him to the station, and locked hJm up. He has been locked up since. Defendaut was fined 5s and costs—8s in all. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Richard Evans, 54, St. C.ttherine-,gti-eet, labourer, was summoned for neglecting to attend to the education of lus child. An order was made for the clilt to attend Pentrepoth School. SUNDAY DRINKING—AN^THER CONVICTION. David Rees Thomas, of the Nev Hon:o Inn, was charged with a blPlU 1 ° the Sunday Closing Act. P.C. Burnhill said On Sunday I lth, at 9.30 a.m., I stood near th go door at the back of the Market Hal I there saw Owen Evans come out the small door. I stopped him. I said, "I have caught you on licenced premises on Sunday. He said, I am all right; I have been here a message." At the same time the landlord in the yard was waving his hands to somebody else. I asked him, Have you served this man with anything to drink ?" Then I saw two others c mie out—Frederick Vaughan and William Davies. I shouted to tho landlord," There's another two." Ho said, "Yes." I went round to the front door, which I found open I went in. I mentioned the name of the three I had found there. The landlord said he had jnst opened the door, and that they had come in; but had nothing to drink and that lie had turned them out. He invited me to come in to see if there were any signs of drink. I went in and saw none. I had seen three men in the street before; and I missed them. I had been watching them, and they had been watching Z3 me, for three-quarters of an hour before. Defendant said that his was all true. The chilelren had left the door ajar. The Mayor said the bench were unani- mously af opinion that the case was proved. Defendant would be fined £ 1 and costs. His license would not. be endorsed. o well Evalls, Blue-street, fruiterer; Froc, Vaughan, Mill-street, labourer; William Davies, shop assistant, Cambrian-place, were charged with being found on the premises in the previous case. The same evidence was given as in the previous case. Defendants were each fined 15s inclusive. UNITED IN DRINK. John Lee, tailor, Mill-street, aud his wife, Jane Lee, were charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. L dwick said: On Saturday, the 10th inst, about midnight, I saw John Lee and his wife in Mill-street. They were both very drunk and noisy. They were cursing and using bad language towards one another. They were causing a great crowd. to collect. Superintendent Smith said that there was one previous canviction against John Leo. The husband was fined 53 and costs, and the wife 2s 6d and osts. FURIOUS DRIVING. William Thomas, of the Harp Inn, was charged with furious driving. P.C. William Davies said Last Wednes- day', at i0.25 a.m., I saw the defendant driving a close carriage and a pair of horses down Lammas-street, Dark-gate, and Guilclhall-square at a furious rate. He was urging the horses at a galloping pace. I held up my hand to stop him but he took no notice of me. He drove out of my sight. Defendant said that one horse bolted, and was beyond his control; and the other had to gallop to keep up with him. The horse was well known in Carmarthen; sometimes he took it into his head to bolt. He could not possibly have stopped when he saw the policeman. P.C. Davies said he had had several complaints about this case. Several people were very much alarmed. The Mayor saw the defendant would be fined 10s and costs. The full penalty was 12. Defendant said he was not the only one whose horse ran away last week. MOVING PIGS. William Bowen, butcher, Lammas-street, and Mary Evans, Cwmoernant, were charged with a breach of the Swine Fever Move- ment Order now in force. P.C. Lodwick said that At 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday he found two pigs in the pigs slaughter-house which had been sent there by Mrs Mary Evans, Cwmoernant, who afterwards told him that she had sold them to William Bowen, the butcher. He told the boy to take them back. Bowen said Sergt Harries had refused to give him the necessary declaration. P.S. Harries said that was quite true, He told Bowen that it was the seller who must make the declaration. Bowen said that he sent the boy to ask Mary Evans to come down and make the declaration; and the boy brought the pigs down. He bought them by weight, and they should have been brought to him dead. The boy was not his agent, but was the agent of Mrs Evans. Defendants were each fined 7s Gel inclusive. THE DRINK. David Hopkins, Jackson's-lane, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Jones said On Friday, last at 11.20 p.m. I saw defendant iu. St iJeter-street, drunk and disorderly. He was cursing and swearing. I requested him several times to go homo. 'Ho went home eventually. Defendant was fined 7s Gd inclusive.
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-T Carmarthen County Petty Sessions, j SATURDAY.—Before the Rev R. G. Law- ronee. Middleton Hall (in the chair); Mr C W. Jones, Carmarthen and Mr D. L, Jones, Deilwvn. I PIGS. P.C. David Thomas charged Griffith tn' Roberts, Bwlch, Mertnyr, was charged with allowing his sow to stray on the highway.— Fined 2s Gll and costs. DRUNKENNESS. P C. Thomas Jones charged William Isaac, Penstar, LlanstLplian, with being (Iruiik 4t Llanstephan on the 6th inst.— Fined 2s 6d and 8s costs. I CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN, The same constable charged Mr David Howell, of the Castle Inn, Llanstephan, with permitting drunkenness. Mr H. Brunei White defended. P.C. Thomas Junes said On Sunday, tho 4th, I was on duty near the Castle, when I saw T. Lloyd, of Glanyrafon, Liangain, and another coming out of the Castle, and go on to one of the Carmarthen brakes. They asked for a lift, which they did not have. The servant of the Castle was standing at the door of the Castle Lloyd went up. The girl suid, "Where are you going? You shan't come in again." He said, "I must t) go in," and in he went. In a minuto or two the landlady came from inside, and closed the door. It was then 8.17 when lie left it was 8 47. Thomas Lloyd was con- victed last Saturday for being drunk on the highway on this date. Ho was drunk coming into the house, and drunk going out. Lie appeared to bo as druuk at one time ) as the other. Cross-examined by Mr H. Brunei White There were more than twenty stopped at the Castle that day from Carmarthen. I called tvvice at the Castle that day. I called once ^»at day at the Union Hall. At 4 p.m; I ^>unel nothing at the Castle. Mrs Howells luis asked me why I go so often to her liouse arid make it a butt. 1 The Clerk (Mr Morgan Griffiths): Why (o you go oftener to the Castle than to the other houses ? P.C. Jones I don't. Mrs Margaret Howells, the landlady of the Castle, said I recollect the 4tli Sept. I had a party from Carmarthen down in the Harp brake thero were other parties down. Thomas Lloyd came in sober in the after- noon, and had a couple of pints of beer. He came in after 8 p.m. to see Mr Thomas, the Harp. He then asked for a pint of beer but I refused to supply him, as he was under the influence of drink, which he was not when he left the house that after- noon. I gave him a soda-water, for which he paid 2d. I instructed the servant not to give him any drink. I have held the license for 11 years without any conviction. William Thomas, the landlord of the Harp Inn, Carmarthen, said On the 4th Sept. I drove a pavty in a three-horso brake to Llanstephan. My son also drove a dog- cart there. I was in the home about 8.20 p.m. arranging about going back. Thomas Lloyd came in looking flurried and sweating and asked me to take him back to Carmar- then. I eaid I was sorry I could not. He asked me to have a glass of beer, which I refused. He then asked for some beer for himself, which was refused he was, how- ever, supplied with some soda-water. Mr C. W. Jones pointed out that the evidence of the constable was that every- thing took place Mr Thomas left. David Thomas, hostler at the Castle, gave corroborative evidence. He saw Lloyd come out of the Castle with the previous witness. Mr H. Brunei White contended that there could be no conviction unless it was shown that the defendant know that Lloyd was drunk. The Chairman said that the Bench considered the case proved the fine would be £ L and costs. As this was his first offence, the license would not be endorsed. ANOTHER BOY FROM TFIE 11 HOMES IN TROUBLE. Thomas Brownbill (14), a boy of extremely diminutive proportions, was charged with stealiug a mare. Defendant, who was very thin, did not look any bigger than an average boy of ten. He was clad in a dirty shabby suit, and had a dirty red muffler round his neck in lieu of tie and collar. The Rev J. Morgan, vicar of Newchurch, who acts as local agent for placing out the children "from the English homes, was in attendance at the request of the Bench. The Chairman asked the rev. gentleman if he knew the boy's age ? Mr Morgan said he did not. The Chairman When this boy was sent to you to be placed in a situation, did you have any history of him ? Mr Morgan No. The Chairman Is it your duty to look after them once they go to a situation ? Mr Morgan: I may do it; but I am not bound to do it. The Chairman Yes; you may do it out of kindness. But don't the industrial schools appoint somebody to look after these boys to see that they are going on steadily ? Mr Morgan, who was almost inaudible to the press, mentioned something about the governor of the School coating down sometimes. The Chairman They have nobody to look after them ? Mr Morgan They have not The Chairman That is a great flaw in the system that the industrial schools do not look after them when they are out in the world. It is a great fault placing them out in the world without anybody to look after them. They ought to be looked after. They ought to be under proper supervision. Now, when this boy came to you, did they ask you to exerciso proper supervision over him ? Mr Morgan They don't ask m) that— never. The Chairman Simply to——. Mr Morgan Simply to put him in a farm in a place. The Chairman And then they wash their hands of them ? Mr Morgan After they are sixteen. If they do anything wrong before they are 16, I am supposed to inform tium, and take them back to the school. The Chief Constable They a/o free after they reach sixteen. They are out now like on a ticket-of-leavo. Mr C. W. Jones: Do vou happen to know, Mr Morgan, how old this boy is ? Mr Morgan I don't. The Chairman Did he tell you whether he had any parents. 0/ Mr Morgan No. The Chairmau They simply say 11 Here he is find a place for him." The evidence in the case was then taken as follows John Rees, Nautyeaws, Ll.u/g-mnor, said Prisoner was a servant in my employment. He was in my service three weeks. I paid him 23 a year, and board and lodgings. I gave him clothes out of that money. I send them to the tailor to measure. I did not pay anything for clothes for this 0110. I had paid this boy nothing except a lew pence. On Friday, the 9th, I went to Carmarthen fair. I returned between 4 and 5 p.m. The prisoner had left when I r. turned. lio came from Mr Morgan to me. He told me he was 14 years of age. The following day I found a mare gone from the farm, as well as the bridle (produced;. The other brdle produced i- not mine. I gave information to the pcucejjn Monday, and to Mr Morgan .1 went to Bridged, Glam., on Mondav night with Sergt. Thomas. Inhere iound the missing mare antI the bridle in possess- ion of the Inspector of Police. The value of the mare is £ 8 the value of the bridle is 5s. The boy said that I was the man from whom he;: had taken the mare and bridle. bergt. Thomas said On Monday, the 12th inst, in consequence of information received. I accompanied l'he last witness to Bridgend. I there found the prisoner in charge of the police and also the mare in question and tho bridle- I asked the last witness if this was the boy. Ho said it was. I charged and oaiitioneel he boy. In j reply prisoner said, I tule the mare and the bridle instead of my w.ges ] was taking it to Liverpool." I it, The defendant said thuc he wanteel t> go back to Liverpool to sc«. his sitter asu! his brother, who were in Cottage Homes." Mr Rees, the boy's master, eaid that the lad behaved very well when w:h him. He did his work-" so well as he covJo do it." Mr C. W. J ones: What kind of work could you give to a boy like this ? Mr Rees said that tho boy would fetch the cows, and stop them going where they should not go. He could look alter the pigs and do little jJbs L ke that. The Chairman informed the bov that he would be remanded to the gaol for a w eek in order that the bench might decide in the meantime what was to be doue with him. He was only sent to gaol to get his food', not with any idea of punishing him.
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. FORTNIGHTLY MEETING AT THE WORKHOUSE. The usual fortnightly meeting of the CarmaittienBoard of Guardians was held at the Board-room on Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyn. presided. There were also present Mrs R. M. Thomas and Miss ITancocke, Carmarthen; Miss Gwyn, St. Isbmael Rev W. Thomas, Carmarthen Rev T. Jones, Llanadowror Messrs David C, Davies, Aber-wiii T. Ptigli, Abernant; S. Stephens and W. J. Thomas, Llan- arthney John Davies. Lfanddarroo- • T. Rees, Llanelefeilog; David Thomas, Llan- fihangel; William Williams, Liangain Herbert Howells, Llaugendeirne J. T. Williams, Llanginuing Herbert Griffiths, Llangunuor.; David Evans, Mertlivr John Authony, Mydrim David Evans, New- church Theo Williams and J. S. WIlliams, Trelech-ar-Bettws J. P. Lewis, Jonathan Phillips, and Thomas Thomas, Carmarthen. OUTDOOR PAUPERISM. The reports of the relieving officers showed the state of outdoor relief in the Union for the fortnight ending on the previous Board-day to have been as follows J} irst week 1095 paupers, being a decrease of 6 expenditure, £ 133 19s, being a decrease of 14s 6d. Second week 1095 paupers, being a decrease of 3 expenditure, £ 133 4s Gd, being an increase of X I 14s 6d. TREASURER'S REPORT. The report of tho Treasurer showed the balance in hand to be £ 2,804 15s 2d on the previous Board-day. MASTER'S REPORT. The report of the faster showed that there were 79 inmates in t'iift Hon com- pared with 92 on the c ? resp- tiding day last year. 43 tramps had been accoma*. dated during the fortnigk A treat 'o the children in the Workh-ise 1 bee', given the previous illi naIl-ko APPR ,A L. A letter was read fro i, the ocal G >vern- ment approving the increase of the salary of Mr J. D Evnns, relieving officer, from t 8 0 to C 0 0.
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