CARMARTHEN I UNI)Jul THE SEARCH-LTGBT. "Come como, and sit you d.nvu yon S'I d: n J', badge You shall not go, till I set you up a gla. Where you may see the inmost par <1 y-.<u. —————— SlI.iKEPK h i%. Carmarthen will, in a few weeks, be in telephonic communication with Swansea and other important towns of the west. The trunk line now proceeding -As expected to be finished shortly. An article was published in the last issue of the lieporter on Park Gardening and it was pointed out how, with a little skill, j the grounds could be made to glow with brightness nearly the year round But it must be admitted that to speak of a taste for the beautiful or the artistic to many of our rulers is like attempting to expound the beauties of Mozart to the inmates of a deaf and dumb asylum By the way, when the Corporation does undertake to order rose trees, plants, etc. for the Park, it is to be hoped that the matter will be done in a manner a little more business-like than was the case with the grass seeds, when about three or four times the necessary price was paid to a firm out of town. These things can be done in a business-like style. It is quite as easy to get tenders for a hundred rose trees cr five acres supply of grass seeds as to get them for gas burners for the street lamps,or for the sharpening of the workmen's picks. There are several people in town who deal in such things and they pay their share of the rates Under such circumstances local people—all local people—■ should have a fair chance. • *» I don't say that it is never legitimate for the Corporation to go out of town for materials. If there were only two or three firms in a certain line of business, and they combined so as to make a ring, it would be the duty of the Corporation to go elsewhere so as to save the money of the ratepayers. But nothing of this sort is alleged to have ever happened in Carmarthen. We want no more of these little orders sent out of town without anybody being a bit the wiser except the matter be discovered by the Press (by which in this case I mean myself) and we want no more cases of hundreds of pounds being spent on materials after tenders were procured privately "—which means that only a select few knew that tenders were required until the transaction was completed. I have no doubt these things were right but in public life they don't look well. iH* There are several little details of Corpora- tionism into which members who desire to gain or retain the public confidence had better poke their noses without delay. A public man should always be an inquisitive character who wants to get to the bottom of everything. There is a popular impression in Carmarthen that the Council has been mesmerised for the last year or two, and that the members were completely bereft if their will power-or rather their wont power, the power to say" No," and "Why and What is the meaning of this ?" The Carmarthen magistrates would do well to fine a few parents LI each for neglecting to provide education for their children. Such a course with a few of the "chronics" would have a salutary effect. Inflict the fine, and enforce it. Half-a-dozen would be quite enough to work a reformation. This sounds like advocating Coercion. Exactly. I am an uncompromising advocate of Coercion. That much abused policy never yet did any harm to a peaceful or a law-abiding citizen. And I don't think we are called upon to con sider the feelings of the other ort. When a parent is brought before the Borough magistrates, it is almost a matter of course that the case is adjourned for a month in order to "see how the chi'd will attend in the meantime." Of course, the attendance is pretty good for that month and then the case is dismissed after a little self-con- gratulation. And immediately the ca,e is withdrawn, and the suspended sword of Damocles removed, things revert to their nor mal condition. Besides a 2s 6d fine is not much of a sword of Damocles it is only a bread and butter knife at the best. 11- The result of this is that the Great Un- washed have the greatest contempt lor the School Board and its prosecutions. The Car- marthen School Board is a highly respectable body just as is the Salvation Army but its prosecuting power has about as little terrors for the submerged fourth as the Salvation Army would have for a Boer commando. Either through their own fault or that of the magistrates—perhaps both—they have been reduced to such an extremity that they have little left of a resource except moral suasion. Moral suasion is an excellent thing, but there .are circumstances under which it fails. *)!* The natural consequence of this must be the growth of a Hooligan class. There is a variety of the juvenile population who never come under control of any kind. Their parents turn them out to skirmish for a living somehow when they arc able to toddle they never come under any religious influence they would scorn being tied down to the regular work of the factory, a shop, or an office, and the result is that they grow into a set of rascally Hooligans, who fear neither God, Man, nor Devil, but who are acqunin- ted with a score of ways of raising a pint when they are thirsty and impecunious. There are people who come to Carmarthen under assumed names, and who expect every- body to look up to them as somebody. But they are slow to realise that the Carmarthen public don't take folks a.t their own valuation On an election day in Carmarthen butchers bakers, and drapers might as well shut up shop. However, there is always compensa- tion in nature. The publicans have to en- gage a staff of extra assistants. •#» At a meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society last week reference was made to the peace which had prevailed between the Established and the Nonconformist Churches since the present vicar's arrival in town. This shows that the Bishop is not an aspirant for higher honours in the Establish- ment. The sure and certain road to promo- tion is advertisement. And the veriest noodle could effectually advertise himself by a lew virulent attacks on his fellow Christians. # The more virulent the better they are as advertisements. People cannot help noticing something extraordinary. And there is a class of people who have made themselves by iSuch methods. Ecclesiastics, like pills, make reputations by extensive advertising. The way in which to lacerate such people in to ignore them. They would have publicity, even public odium, rather than obscurity. It is a wonder at this time of day that j people do not realise the absolute uselcssness of mch contrcvcry. Putting the question of adv i- ability aside, common experience shows | it to be useless at the present day. People may go in for speechifying, and denouncing I and all the rest of it but when they arc fini-hod things are just where they were. I shodd like to see the controversialist who made an average of one proselyte a year by controversy. There are methods—legitimate and illegitimate—of raking in new members; but controvery and the stirring rp of ill- feding is not one of them. This weapon is use less in the case of those who nrc already con- vinced and its effect on the others is simply to b-got rancour. .0: Th re is a popular delusion that November is the favourite month for committing sui- cile. It ought to 1)' of course. But the theory—like a good many others—breaks down when it is tested by facts and figures. There arc more suicides in several of the sunny months than in November. This is quite explicable as far as drowning goes cer- tainly. It. takes a lot of courage to plunge into the water when it is cold and dark. fHH It iccms a practical impossibility to con- duct an election in Carmarthen by means of the dry process." Mr E. B. Lester, of Furnace Lodge, re- cently competed in the competition instituted by the Amateur Photographer" for photo- graph', and has been awarded the Bronze Medal. His two pictures (one of white car- nations and the other of Guelder roses) were reproduced in the "Amateur Photographer'' of November 22nd In a notice of the work, the Editor says —This week we give repro- ductions of Mr E. B. Lester's two prints. In both, considerable taste and judgment arc shown in arranging the flowers, the composi- tion in Guelcler roses being perhaps the better, the edge of the table ccming against the background, as a more pleasing line than in the other, where the background evidently rests on the table, instead of passing behind it. In both, perhaps, the vase or support, is a little too obtrusive but, again" Guelder roses" has the advantage, the form of the bottle shaped vase being much finer than that of the modern specimen glass used for the "Carnations." From Mr Lestsr we learn that both were done with Ilford chro- matic plates and yellow screen and developed with a. moderately diluted pyro developer, and printed without dodging or retouching of any kind. The background is brown paper in "Guelder Roses" slack; in the other stretchccl tightly. In both there was a fairly strong side light, no reflectors being used. Exposures of four minutes at 3 p.m., and twelve minutes at six p.m. respectively, in June were given, the prints being made on smooth p'atinotj'pe." Tickets arc now being circulated for sale which bears the legend '"Please give sixpence to help to build a new monastery St'. Mary's Carmarthen), and take your chance of win- ning a gold watch." The "new gold ii-ateli" is in big letters. Of course, the thing is a lottery pure and simple Anybody promoting or taking part in the promotion of a lottery is liable to be dealt with under the Vagrancy Act, 1873 (36 and 37 Victoria, cap 38) as a rogue and vagabond," the penalty for which is three month's imprisonment with or with- out hard labour. iF" The proprietors of certain respectable journals in London have been prosecuted for conducting guessing and similar competitions Of course, in the case of people of previous good character (such as editors and ecclesi- astics) the magistrates generally dismiss the case with a small fine but even the defen- dant's own solicitor will advise him to plead guilty to being a rogue and a vagabond," and to throw himself on the leniency of the court. ,H.1f The object for which a lottery is promoted is immaterial. One could not excuse book- making on tho ground that the profits were were going to build a church. Between Angli can bazaars running roulette tables, and the Roman lottery tickets, which virtually flood England at the present time, pious folks can do plenty of sanctified gambling without troubling the turf or the Hamburg people. As the higher authorities of the respective churcnes turn a blind side to the illegal doings of their subordinates, the only hope of the law being respected lies in the police. This is not much of a hope in Carmarthen. «*# When I touched lightly on the subject of the grievances of the Asylum attendants last gri week I had no idea that the female members of the staff were so comparatively poorly paid A girl is engaged at the Carmarthen Asylum at £ 12 a year at Abergavenny they begin at j616. and in the case of some of the Lon- don Asylums at £ 18. The whole subject wants looking into. Surely there is some- body who can get all available information concerning the treatment of the attendants at other asyluine, and present it to the com- mittee on behalf of the staff. The colliers seem to present their case to the masters very well. I havo the highest respect for colliers; but surely Asylum attendants have as much in- telligence as the men who cut coal. And surely such an essential Liberal body as the Asylum Committee ought to have as much sympathy with the working men as have the soulless coal-owners. I have sufficient faith in the Committee to believe that they will do justice to the attendants when the case is fairly put before them. I have a great deal more information on the subject which I shal let alone until things, which are more pressing in the meantime, are disposed of. At the same time, I know this is a perilous course. I have too often thrashed a question fine, and then when I have finished with it, somebody picks it up and prides himself on the discovery. However, these arc trade risks. Can anyone explain why it should invaria- bly be a pint of beer which is offered to a man for his vote P Why should not one man be offered a pound of sausages or a bar of soap (some want that badllv), or a quarter of tea ? The conclusion seems to be that it is only the beer drinkers who are regarded as corruptible. There is a class of lazy loafers who lounge about the streets propping up the corners but when the election comes round they try to convince credulous candidates that they are the" horn v-handed sons of toil." v HI As for satisfying their appetites for beer, there is no such thing possible. To convey it to them in pints is like trying to fill up the valley between Penlan and Brynmyrddin with a shovel. You might succeed with casks but not otherwise. It would be an interest- ing scientific experiment to allow one of these fellows to drink himself to death, and note how much was required to effect that highly desirable result. Something like the content I of the upper reservoir would be required. The average of the human race would be con- J siderably raised by the success of a few such experiments. j As will be seen by a letter from Mr W. Vincent Ilowell Thomas in another column, u. correspondent's statements (in last week's I'i'pnifei ) that the election of Aldermen takes place this yexr was strictly previous." It is next year the election takes place the business like manner in which Mr Thomas proposes that the aldermen should be ''turned out is distinctly refreshing. Once attacked boldly the present system fall like an over ripe apple. «-»• There is a very stiong feeling in the town on the subject of the present system under which six men hare life scats on the Council. They can—and some of them often do—con- temn the opinions of the outside public and six members are a serious item when it comes to a division. In a contested appoint- ment (for instance) they can carry the day. In the future, no candidate will have much chance of being returned who won't pledge him-elf up to the hilt to vote for the aboli- tion of our local House of Lord. The worst of it is that the Councillors all agree that it ought to be abolished but when you ask them to do it, they generally back out of it. However, there is one man prepared to move in the matter when the time comes and the weak-kneed will have to choose on which side they will range themselves. *2* Syid a candidate on Friday, pointing to a certain locality, All the demoralised voters there want becr and five-sixths of them are demoralised." «*• This is a story told of Mr D. E. Stephens, who went the round on the day of the elec- tion. A voter accosted him on 'the street. Can I have a pint or a quart now, Sir ?" Have you voted ?" "No, sir." "Then you had better vote and call at my office in a fortnight's time, and see if you can get it." Developments are watched with interest. Mr Arthur Evans, an old St. Peter's Boy, who has been with Lord Roberts at t.he front will give an address at the English Congrega- tional Church Schoolroom on "My experiences in the South African War" on Tuesday next, 8 p.m. Mr E. Colby Evans, Mayor-elect, will preside. ALETHEIAC
The Alclermanic Question. LETTER FROM MR W. VINCENT HOWELL THOMAS. 70 the Editor of the. Reporter. Sir,—I notice in your issue of Nov 2nd, a letter on the above subject. Your correspondent is quite wrong when he says that the appointing of Aldermen will take place this week, as unfortunately it will not take place until this time next year. When that time, however, comes I shall do everything in my power to get the three re- tiring Aldermen turned out, and the three oldest Councillors appointed in their place. Yours faithfully, W. V. HOWKLL THOMAS. Carmarthen, Nov. oth, 1900. -I;t
To tin Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly R'eporter DEAR 8m.-I find that I was mistaken as o the tiiuo tho i of aldermen will rllke place in the Town Ouumil. I was led to tho error by the statement of some of the candidates at the roc out election. The election ot aldermen will tako place next November, when wo shall see whether our representatives will keep their promises regardicg tho question. Yonrs very truly, 1 A IxATHPAYElt. Carmarthen, Nov. 5„h, 1900.
Mr Timothy Davies V ictorius for the London Borough Council. To the Ec (tor. Sir,—The readers of the licparfcr will re- joice to learn that Mr Timothy Davies—the generous donor of the handsome fountain which adorns Lammas-street—has been elec- ted a member of the London Borough Coun- cil for the Walham ward. Mr Davies's posi- tion on the poll testifies eloquently of the high esteem in which he is held in the divi- sion. It is even admitted that had Mr Davies had consented to become the Liberal candi- date for the division in the late Parliamen- tary Election he would have fair prospects of winning the seat. Tory stronghold as it is, the editor of the "Fulham Chronicle" a Tory paper in its issue of October 26th last says —" Mr Timothy Davies (Progressive) is the premier tradesman of Fulham, and a man of wonderful organising ability. His big estab- lishment in the Broadway is about the best evidence of Mr Davies's wor In municipal matters Mr Davies combines lofty ideals with cautiousness. Is a supporter of every local movement which makes for the advancement of Fulham. Mr Davies has had several years experience at the Vestry, where he is much esteemed. Is personally without ambition, but will some day be made Mayor of Fulham. This testimony, coming as it does from such a source, speaks volumes for itself. What would have been more graceful on the part of the Carmarthen Town Council than to invite Mr Davies to occupy fee Mayoral chair for a year ? Withouv doubt, the town would greatly benefit in consequence, for it is well known that Mr Davies's heart is in Wales, and the greater portion of it in his native town of Carmarthen. We are not without hope that some day Wales can claim Mr Davies as one of her Parliamentary representatives. What a noble addition would he prove to the Welsh stal- warts at present in the house, in the persons of Messrs Lloyd George, Herbert Lewis Wm. Jones, Herbert Roberts, and Frank Edwards. The heart of every Carmarthenshire man born must beat with pride and inspiration as the career of this yuong man is traced to its present brilliant position. It becomes more and more evident that he is one of the men i godi 'r hen wlad yn ei hoi." Ap MYRDDIN.
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Carmarthen Municipal Election. STIRRING INCIDENTS OF THE DAY. The municipal election took place at Car- mrithen on Thursday, November 1st. The | result was declared about 9 p.m. as follows WESTERN WARD. ELECTED ■'David Samuel 411" Herbert Davies 371 Herbert Davies 371 D. E. Stephens 339 NON-ELECTED. A. Acton Evans 220 WESTERN WARD. ELECTED 'C. Haydn Williams 442 -"T. K lrigdocks 422 Morris Jones 347 X O X-ELECT ED. "J. F. Morris I 309 H. E. Richards 304 indicates Former Town Councillors re- elected. In the Western Ward Mr Samuel had nearly a hundred plumpers, and Mr Acton Evans had nearly as many. Mr Herbert Davies had some seventy plumpers. Mr D. E. Stephens did badly in plumpers, having only bout thirty but he picked up well in the split votes. Mr Stephens had not so many vehicles, etc., at his service as had some of the other candidates and he pro- bably suffered a good deal by his supporters under-rating the seriousness of the contest. Mr Acton Evans whose candidature was re- garded by one authority as a joke polled very well and if he had only worked a little harder, the fight might have been closer still. An inspection of the sandwich boards carried in the streets showed that Mr Samuel was the "Defender of Justice (Justice does require a good deal of defending in Oarmar- marthen), and that Mr Herbert Davies was the Popular Candidate." What Mr D. E. Stephens and Mr Acton Evans were, the sandwich boards did not state. In the Eastern Ward, a certain party appeared determined to put in Mr Brigstocke whatever happened. His supporters went solid, as it was thought that between the cer tainty of Mr Williams return, and the divi- sions which would folow in the other votes that the result was very doubtful for any one. lIe had about 130 plumpers. Mr Morris Jones's party also worked well single handed about half of his 309 votes were plumpers. Mr Williams had about 80 plumpers, but had more split votes than any Nearly everybody who split was determined to give Mr Williams a vote. Mr J. F. Morris and Mr Richards had each a small number of plumpers (twenty or thirty). The cross- voting was peculiar. The majority of Mr Morris votes were splits" with Mr Jones and Mr Richards, which seems to show that his own party (the Unionist) deserted him. Mr J. F. Morris will probably contest the Western Ward on a future occasion. Mr Richard's friends feel certain that he could succeed as a candidate for either ward at a future election. There were too many cross- currents in the Eastern Ward to make the result iu this case a criterion of any value. There are bitter complaints, too, of people "selling" one onather and the mu- tual bitternesses raised by this election in the Eastern Ward will not easily be allayed. The feeling between various sections of the voters is bitter. The perennial drink nuisance was strongly in evidence. Prominent workers could be seen running batches of the free and indepen dent into public houses. Some of the free and independent with admirable impartilality took drink from everybody who offered it. No doubt some candidates will have bills presented to them shortly for lush or- dered by subordinates and possibly bills for £10 will come in (as in former years) where only thirty shillings worth of treating" can be traced. These things are notorious facts. Candidates who wish to avoid this scandal have all sorts of obstructions thrown in their way. Voters push themselves for- ward as plumpers" and hint as to their in- fluence and publicans of a class throw out hints of the desirability of liquoring the voters within. Men, whom nobody would associate with such low tricks will ask the candidate where the beer is to be had. A large number of the votersregard it as quite in the proper order of things that they should tap the candidates. Another degrading sight is to see candi- dates—men of position often—standing at the doors shaking hands with the voters as they enter the Town Hall. The dirtier and the more disreputable the voter looks the more anxious are the great men to shake their paws. Those who live on the criminal fringe are especially honoured. If some re- form is not introduced into local electioneer- ing methods, many people will feel inclined not to touch elections-in any capacity—even with the tongs.
Football Notes. [BY NUNQUAM] Carmarthen visited Llanelly to play Llaneily A. on Saturday last, and were beaten 3 tries to nil. I do not wish anyone to run away with the idea that tho A team was 9 points better thaa the Dark Grreei s." Nut at all, indeed a draw would have better represented the game, as on five distinct occasions did the Carmarthen forwards dribble for half tlio length of tho field and over the line, and then, when falling on the ball, lose it. -:0:- It was nothing but a case of sheer bad luck. -:0:- For the last t(in minutes of the game Llanelly were penned in ou their own line, and yet no score resulted. The brunt of the work was done by the Carmarthen forwards, who pushed their opponents all over the field. o:- At half, Llanelly had slightly the better of tho argument, while the three-quarters Were fairlv vroll mnfehnd. -,¡ Hn_ -:0:- D II Da vr a, at full-back, did not do justice to himself. This was probably due to the slippery state of the ball and ground. *k» Q Taken on tho whole a good performance was seen, though perhaps the forwards should pack tighter and heel out less erratic. o: Llandilo will bo visitors cn Saturday. I hope and trust that sorno good honest training will be indulged in during tho week, and then wo shall see a well contested game. -;o: In South Wales football generally, Cardiff beat Leicester at Cardiff by 1 goal 1 try .0 nil. Swansea beat Aberavon by 3 goals 1 try (18 points) to nil. Neath beat Llanelly at Neath by 1 try to nil. The Leicester team, who is touring ;L, S)utli Wales, boat Llanelly at Stradey on Monday. -:0:- On Saturday, Swansea meet Newport for the first time this season, and both are unbeaten go far. It will be a game worth seeing, but I think I prefer Swansea's chance of winning the tussle. J 0
Wiiitlaiid Enrai iJistrict Council MONTHLY MEETING AT THE PARK HOTEL. The monthly meeting of the Whirland Rural District Council was held at the Park Temperance Hotel on Friday. There were present Mr T. Evans, Llanfallteg (ill the chair), Rev W. Thomas, Wliitland Messrs W. Howell, Ciffig; E. James, Cilmaenllwyu Morgan Phillips, Eglvvysfairacherrig John Williams, Henllanamgoed Benj. John and John James, Llandissiolio East Thomas Lewis, Levi Davies, and J. Adams Lewis, Llanboidy Benj. Thomas, Pending John Thomas, Llangan ancl John Lewi;, Marios. together with the Clerk (Mr Henry Lewis), the Surveyor (Mr Rees Davies), and tho re- presentative of the Sanitary Inspector (Mr J. B. Thomas). LLANFALLTEC; WATER SUPPLY. A communication was received from the Parish Council of Llanfallteg East stating that it had been resolved that a deputation of that body should be appointed to wait on the inhabitants of the village in order to ascertain their views in regard to the question of the proposed water supply. The Parish Council asked the District Council to allow the matter to stand over for a month so that they would have time to receive the report of the deputation. This was agreed to. PENDINE WATER SUPPLY. The proposed extension of the water main at Pendine was adjourned for a month on account of the illness of the Sanitary Inspec- tor. A letter was received from the water rate collector at Pendine stating that only nine persons of those who had been assessed had paid the water rate. The majority had not paid. Mr Benj. Thomas proposed, Mr E. James seconded, and it was carried unanimously carried that Mr Shankland, the water rate- collector at Pendine be directed to take legal proceedings against those who had not paid the water rate made by the Council on the 30th of August. The Chairman If we cannot get it other- wise, we must summon them. APPOINTING A DEPUTY. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr J. Morgan Thomas) wrote asking the Council to appoint his son (Mr J. B. Thomas) as his deputy during his illness. Such an appointment had already been made by the Narberth Dis- trict Council. This was agreed to. 11 THE CULVERTS REQUIRED AT WIlIT- LAND. A letter was received from the G.W.R. Co. in answer to a query as to the kind of cul- verts which the Company wanted the Council to put up in connection with the drainage under the railway. The letter said Your best plan would be to go to Carmarthen. Between that place and Myrtle Hill there are several culverts fitted with tide naps. Similar ones would answer at The Surveyor was directed to visit Carmar- then and to report. THE CULVERT REQURED AT PENDINE. The Rev. \V. Thomas moved that the Clerk write to Sir Marteine Lloyd and to Sir A. K. Stepney asking them if they were prepared to do a share of the work in connection with the new culvert proposed at Pendine. Mr Benjamin Thomas seconded the motion which was carried unanimously. THE MAKING OF GUTTERS. It was proposed by Mr J. Adams Lewis, seconded by Mr John Thomas, and carried unanimously that in future in the case of all persons wishing to have gutters made and the same approyed by the Surveyor, the Council would undertake to pay for the making pro- vided the applicants provide the materials on spot. NO MORE OVERCOATS FOR THE LABOURERS. The Surveyor applied for 22 overcoats for the road labourers. Mr J. A. Lewis asked when the men had coats before ? The Surveyor said that the men had had coats three years ago. Th.e amounts for these coats had been included in the present years estimates and had been adop- ted. The price of the coats was 12s 6d each. Mr John Williams moved that the applica- tion be laid on the table. Inasmuch as the men had had an increase of salary, he did not think the coats necessary. Mr E. James Isn't there a resolution that they have the coats ? The Chairman It was in the estimates. Mr E. James We have passed the esti- mates. They have had it before. The Chairman But this is not a reason why they should have them again. Mr Howell I am of the same feeling as Mr Williams, I second him. 0- Mr T. Lewis said that the passing of the estimates simply meant that they sanctioned the raising of a certain sum of money by a rate. It did not bind them to anything more. The Chairman said that he was informed by the Clerk that the estimates were not bind- ing. The matter was now in their hands. Mr John William's motion was carried. The Surveyor then asked if the Council would grant three coats for the new men who had ben engaged since the coats were given three years ago. Mr E. James Where are the coats of the old ones (laughter). Mr J. A. Lewis said that since that time the wages of the labourers had been increased The application was refused. THE NEW BRIDGE AT LLANBOIDY. The Surveyor reported as follows — "A new bridge has been made at or near Llanboidy of oak timber 20 feet by 10 feet. The old structure which was made 23 years ago of inferior timber had completely given way. This new bridge will last at least 35 or 40 years. The tatol cost of it is os follows 90 feet of oak £ 5 12s 6d haulage of same, RI Is, which will be equally divided between Llanboidy and Llangan parishes." BRYN QUARRY. This quarry is situated in the parish of Henllanamgoed and if it is your wish to con- tinue the stone contracts from here, it will be your duty to get it properly fenced with- Ollf/ rll"Tr T u."lrl nA,I- ,,1. h" -VA wvittj J. HUUXU van.. and wire. The cost of this will be about £ 4 10s." It was agreed on the motion of Mr E. James, seconded by Mr J. A. Lewis that the quarry be fenced. MAESGWYNNE NEW QUARRY. You are now called upon to make a new permanent hedge to close up this quarry, and the sooner the better it is done." The Chairman Was it in the agreement to make this hedge ? The Surveyor It was. The Chairman Then the sooner the better it is done. THE WHITLAND ENCROACHMENT. The encroachment of which complaints were sent you by the Llangan Parish Council consisted of a pavement with kerbstones within 11 feet of the centre of the highway in St. John' Street, By my instructions the v keibstones were dug up and relllOycJ away. and there new only remains a little pathway to the Houses of rough ashes which I do not consider objectionable in the- least." The Chairman You will see that the en- croachment is taken away. There is nothing to go into 110. PENDINE WATER. All the public water taps at this place are in good working order, and the post- master, Mr W. L. Mathias, wishes to tap the main pipe in order to bring water into his private house. In my reply I stated I should lay the case before you." lias matter was deferred on account of the illnes sof the Sanitary Inspector. WHITLAND WELLS. The three public pumps in this place are in good working order. I had all the water in the well in front of the Park Hotel pumped out not long since, and if this plan is repeated once or twice the water may im- prove as such was the case after the last pumping." The Rev W. Thomas said that the pump- ing should be done several times. It had im- proved the water very much. Mr John Thomas How much does it cost to pump it ? The Surveyor Two men for one clay—os. It was decided to have the work done. SANITARY BUSINESS. The Surveyor also rei)orteet There are five new houses in course of con- struction here now. The plans of these, I presume, have not been submitted to you. This is quite important in order to see how their drains are arranged." There arc several manure heaps on some premises at Whitlancl, which are by far too near dwelling houses, and steps should be taken to order the removal of same forthwith u and without delay. There are also several ashpits and such like with offensive matter which require removal." These matters had been dealt with by the Surveyor as deputy for the Sanitary Inspec- tors; and Mr J. B. Thomas (the now deputy) was asked to see to them. REFUSE DEPOT. "I beg to call your attention also to the ,pot or piece of land where street and other refuse is deposited, and I earnestly recom- mend to you to secure a more suitable and convenient place than the present one which is right in front of some dwelling houses. I would suggest a spot in one of the fields on wither side of Pwyliywhyaid road and appoint two or three of your members to decide on a suitable spot." This matter was referred to the next meet- ing when the Clerk will produce the agree- ment or lease on which the refuse depot is held.
Carmarthen County Police Court.. SATUKDAY.—Before Mr C. W. Jones. Car- marthen (in the chair) Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyn Mr J, Lloyd Thomas, Gilfach md. Rev T. Lewis, Llanstephan. TRANSFERS. A full transfer of the Smith's Arms, Llan- gendeirne, was applied for by Elizabeth ranted. William Weaks obtained a full transfer of the Plough and Harrow, Llangunnock. John Rees, of the Troedyrhiw Arms, Llan- pumpsaint, and John Davies, of the New Inn Croesyccilog, also obtained transfers, DRUNK. P.C. John Thomas charged David Edwards, mason, Llydiadycio, Llanddarog, with being drunk and disorderly on the 20th of October, at Porthyrhycl.—Fined 13s. inclusive. MUZZLING ORDER. P.C. William James charged T. Drinkwater Abergwili, coachman, with a breach of the Muzzling Order.—Fined Is and 7s costs. Jo nn Li vans, Tanyratit, Abergwili was fined the same amount for a similar oifc-nce, as were also William Jones, Nantycwnlle, Aber- gwili, and James Davies, Fronuil farm, Aber- gwili. THE HANDY MAN IN TROUBLE. P.C. Joseph Morgan charged John Duffy, farm labourer at Golly farm, Llandefeilog, with refusing to quit the Rose and Crown, Llandefeilog, when requested. Defendant had to be ejected by force. The constable said that the defendant broke in horses, and was a handy man on a farm.—Fined 5s and 8s costs. KILLING GAME. Mr T. Michael Crowley charged Thomas Davies, Bailv farm, Comvil and Esau Good- win, Penddol factory, Conwil with taking game without a certificate.-I-lr J. Richards, supervisor, appeared on behalf of the Inland Revenue. P.C. Harries said On the 1st September, between six and seven p.m., I was on duty on the road between Conwil and Baily farm. On the road I heard reports of guns, and saw partridges fly immediately afterwards. I proceeded quietly and entered a field on Baily farm in the occupation of T. Davies. I saw in one of the fields partridges on the ground. A few yards further on I heard voices. I ran to the hedge and concealed my self. The two defendants came down to the field where the partridges were. They passed me within forty yards. Both had guns Davies pointed to the partridges, and they were talking about partridges. The partrid- ges rose and defendants fired. I asked them now many they had killed and Davies said a rabbit we killed we did not know the partridges were there until we fired at the rabbit. I told him he was firing too high for a rabbit. He then said he saw the birds, but did not know them. I asked him if he had a license and he said he had no need of a dicense to kill a rabbit on his own land. Davies went away threatening; and Goodwin said" Let it drop." Davies's servant boy shouted over the Hedge, and asked how many they had killed. When I spoke to the boy, Davies told him not to answer me. They all three went to Daily. In a subsequent talk that evening at 10 p.m. Goodwin told me I had better keep out of his way or he would shoot through me at something. I told it was very peculiar that partridges always rose in front of him when he was .shooting at rabbits. Defendant denied shooting at anything but rabbits. The Bench fined defendants £1 each and costs— £ 1 18s each in all. VACCINATION. Benjamin Davies, of Gerwyn Villa. Llan- pumpsaint applied for an exemption from vaccination in the case of his son Dewi Daniels, aged 14 weeks. He had had four other children, and in his opinion one of them had died as a. result of vaccination. The cause of death was certified as bronchitis The magistrates made the order asked for.
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