CAliMAHTISRN UNDElt THE SEAK C H-L IGIIT. .8 come, and sit you down you shall not LiuJge Teeshsll not go, till I sst you up a glass. Wbwo you may tioe the inmost part ut you —————— SHAKEMCARE. That well-informed newspaper the "Swansea Daily Post suggests that a mud competition is being arranged between, Newport, Swan- flea, and Cardiff. When I first read that I felt hurt at the slight cast on Carmarthen. But I understand it now. To include Carmar- then would be to make the result a foregone conclusion. Hence Carmarthen is barred. An interesting statement was made at the Board of Guardians on Saturday regarding a certain pauper. This is one of those ten- ants," said an officer, who never pay rent, and whom you can't get out." What a blessed thing it is to be a landlord in a case like this! We have a few tenants of this class in the Ancient Borough of Carmarthen. Ask for rent, and they smile at your innocence. Ask them to clear out, and they are annoyed at your audacity. They don't sympathise with that wretched superstition of yours that you ought to be paid rent for your property. You serve a notice to quit and it comes handy to light the fire. You may get a magistrate's order for possession but what can you do? Of course, you can fetch the police down, and burst open the door if necessary, and turn out the family and the furniture in the street. Irish landlords may do that but quiet inoffensive tradesmen or ladies with small in comes can't exactly revel in public odium like a Clanricard. The tenants know that and plenty of people in moderate cir- cumstances who live on the rent of a little property have sometimes actually to beg the vilest of the populace to leave their house- and never to mind about the arrears of rent! Of course, this sort of trouble will be used by the obstructionists as an argument against the erection of working class dwellings by the Corporation. It is said by some that the Corporation would fare very badly with such people. It would. But the people to whom I refer can seldom by any stretch of imagina- tion be called the working-classes. They arc usually the class who live between a state of pauperism and a state of criminality with a strong leaning towards the latter. It yin be pretended, of course, that there is no such class in Carmarthen. But is is mere pretence. All the grossest evils of an advanced and pu- trid civilisation exist. in this town in a pro- portion quite large enough for the size of it; but here appears to be a sort of official arrangement by which it should be pretended that this is not so. These pretences deceive nobody. It is doubtful if those who keep up the farce can deceive themselves into believing that the pre tence deceives anybody. The only difference between Carmarthen and many towns is this. In the other towns, precautions are under- taken to suppress a good many evils in Carmarthen those responsible seem unable or unwilling to move. A lack of executions in a country like the California of forty years ago does not by any means imply a lack of mur- ders. **» At the Boar's Head Hotel last week, Mr. Lewis Bishop drew atention to the fact that prime New Zealand mutton could be bought in this country at 5,1d a lb. He rather sugges ted that the solution of the Agricultural Labourer Problem lay in farming being made more lucrative by farmers keeping up the prices of agricultural produce by combina- tion, a duty meanwhile being placed on im- ported produce. I don't wish to do Mr L. Bishop an injustice but that was, as I understand it, the sum of his argument, although it was not put so briefly. A good many other excellent people interested ir land say the same thing and I am afraid that such a measure so far as farming pro- duce is concerned would meet the support of a good many farmers who arc out and out Radicals, or who think they are. But the public at large won't hear of such a thing. The agricultural class is certainly j the strongest class in the country but all the rest of the classes put together are much stronger than it. The distinction is an im portant one. The Church of England, for in- stance, is stronger than any other one church in England and Wales but it is not af strong as the Methodists, the Baptists, the Independents, the Roman Catholics, the Sal- vation Army, the Unitarians, and all the rest put together. This is the position of the farming class. They are very strong but they could not afford to promote measure: which would unite the rest of the country against them. It is a waste of breath to argue on a question which has no possible chance of being debated as a measure of prac tical politics. • #* Suppose a farmer pays £100 a year rent and the wages of the labourers are such now that the farmer can just pay his way. Suppose next year he finds himself in a posi- tion. that he must pay t20 more in wages or else go without workmen ? The infprence is clear. The farm can't pay klOO a year rent. The rent, therefore, must come down. It the wages of the tinplate men were put up I at a bound (I wish they would) and the prices of the plates remained as before, the owners would have a smaller dividend that year. That is the case of the landlord. The landlord calls his dividend rent." He can not as a man of sense expect the same divi- dends if the working expenses are greatly in- creased. I am no anti-landlord agitator who regards a man as a criminal because he has bought land with his money. But I do not share, on the other hand, the superstition that the landlord is above the viccisitudes of the times If the farming trade is bad, landlords must put up with a reduction in their incomes- just as railway shareholders, shippers, and manufacturers have to do when their trades are depressed. The suggestion that the magistrates should adopt drastic measures with regard to those delinquents whose children hardly ever go to school does not seem likely to be acted on. The Carmarthen Bench seems to lack a good deal in backbone, and to belong rather to the invertebrate division of the animate world. All this balderdash about prosecuting poor people because they have (at a time of illness OT the like) kept home a child a week to go messages in simply'(in the expressive lan- guage of the man in the street) "rot." The School Board never prosecutes in a I case of that kind it simply prosecutes in a case of continued bad absence. Children who are at liberty to be running in droves about the streets a nuisance to themselves and to the public at large could just as well be at school. Wales is a bad third in the matter of school attendance. Scotland 1 England 2 Wales 3-that is the record. Are there j more illnesses, etc. in "Welsh homes ca'ling for the absence of the children from school ? Certainly not. Not one of the excuses put forward wild hold water. Wales, however, does possess a lot of weak-kneed people who have not the moral courage to sternly en- force the law against delinquents. Hence the populace comes to regard compulsory education as a theory (like Sunday Closing) rather than a hard fact. #«* At the meeting of the Town Council on Fri day, Mr David Samuel brought forward a matter relating to the Corporation which is hardly credble. He said in effect that the Surveyor ordered whatever goods he required of the contractors on his sole authority and that all the Corporation had to do was to sign the cheques in payment therefor when they came before them for payment at the Finance Ccmmitee. Until I hear more of this, I must treat the question as an open one. Such a system would appear to be so monstrous, so utterly opposed to anything in the shape of business, that I am afraid Mr Samuel mush have been misinformed. If such a state of things really existed, it would be a farce to pretend that we had a Town Council at all. Since I wrote a few notes in this column, the Carmarthen magistrates have decided to send a boy to an industrial school for non- attendance at school. This affects my pre- vious remarks to no great extent. There are a few hundred children in Carmarthen who at tend school irregularly and we can't send them all to industrial schools, or we shall require another institution at Carmar- then all to ourselves which shall be as big as the Joint Counties Asylum. This treatment is only for extraordinary cases. For the or- dinary cases which crop up, the magistrates are much too lenient. They inflict fines of 2s Gd or -)s-and these are often never collec- ted. The bulk of the School Board prosecu- tions are farces. **# The industrial school cure is only to be used with the gravest care even in the worst cases. It is hardly wise to teach parents that by neglecting their children, they shall have those children taken off their hands, and better clothed and better fed and trained than they would be in the majority of cases at home. Stripped of all sentiments, such is the fact. It is all very good to say that you compel the parents to contribute. Can you do it ? You won't get blood out of a turnip and you'll never get so much a week regularly from people who can't be made to pay a 2s Gd fine once a year. It is not to the interest of the public at large that people should be able too readily to shift their parental responsibilities on to che shoulders of the long-suffering ratepayers To sen children away is, I admit, the proper course in extreme cases; but after all it is a confession of failure. It is an admission that you are unable to compel the parents to send the child to school. .;t, Judge Bingham, commenting on a number of flimsy cases brought forward, said that the police were too eager" in such matters. After all the Judge (with due respect to him) has placed the blame on the wrong shoulders. If there is anything like a case it is the duty of the police to bring it forward and if they did not prosecute they would lay themselves open to nasty insinuations about i. hushing up" scandals. The policeman's province is not to decide whether or not a case is serious enough to go for trial. That is the function of the magistrates and if the police were deserving of censure, the magistrates who heard the cases and committed the prisoners for trial were doubly blameworthy. Judges usually exhibit such a healthy contempt for the Great Unpaid that it is refreshing to find one occupant of the Judicial Bench who lets them alone, and blames the poor policeman. tftt Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas brought for- ward last Friday a motion pledging the Coun cil not to re-elect the Aldermen next year. The motion was then out of order but it might be in order after notice as an ex- pression of pious opinion" (as the Town Clerk put it. Many people I have no doubt would regard it as an expression of impious opin- ion. But the carrying of such a motion would have a very appreciable effect. Six members of the Council retire next year and their return will depend largely on the stand they take on the Alderman question. There are a great many who would like to hedge on the question, to adopt the policy of trying always to be on the winning side which passes for independence in certain quar- ters. Some of these too don't want to "burst up" the House of Lords, for the simple reason that they hope to have seats there some day themselves. The case of the club" and the outdoor re- lief was before the Guardians on Saturday, and it appears more than ever that there is some misunderstanding in the matter. Dr. Peter Williams certifies the man to be wholly disabled in consequence of chronic rheumatism, lameness from old fractures of both legs, and disability from old age." Surely if over there was a case to come on the club, this is one. Why then does the man apparently wish to come on the parish, and why have the Guardians been threatened by the True Ivories with the Local Govern- ment Board for stopping the relief. There is something in the case which wants clearing The Town Council meets on Friday. There are no less than fourteen separate items on the agenda, several of which contain a num- ber of sub heads. The first two items will be discussed for three quarters of an hour each and the rest will be stepped over at the rate of three a minute. In Corporation business there is a good deal of room for the restriction of the output "—of talk that is. **4t The upper part of the town is completely muddled on Sundays since Christ Church has been closed up. Tilings are rather busy at St. David's, for the two congregations de- mand between them four services a Sunday. People used to regulate their time on Sunday by the ringing of Christ Church bell, but now that the bell does not ring, things are com- pletely topsy-turvy. People often anathemise a bell when it rings in the early morning the late sleeper is inclined to regard the early devotees and their bell as public nui- sances. But when the people get into the habit of expecting a sound at a certain time, and they don't hear it, their ideas of time get rather mixed. Mr Morris Jones is not like some members who forget their election pledges as soon as they get into the Council. At the first meet- ing of the Council he brought forward his proposal to alter the time of the meetings to the evening. The result. was a foregone conclusion only three members supported the proposal. The present time suits the present class of members and the present members are not likely to alter the time so as to make it suit. another class. That exactly describes the situation. I Mr David Griffiths pointed out that. there was a wrong impression abroad to the effect that the public were not admitted to the I Council nice tings. There certainly is such an impression abroad and it is singular that tar error was noc corrected until Mr Morris Jones made the admission of the public to the Council meetings" a feature in his pro- gramme. When the officials, etc., are assem- bled aL the police court, and the time comes to begin business, the Mayor say- Open the door." And the public door is opened. Whoever saw this at the Council meotings ? The public have hitherto believed that they were not admitted to the meetings and no pains has hitherto been taken to dispel the delusion. After working a couple of days last week, the Tinworks closed again, and are still closed There is no prospect of further work for an indefinite time and the men will be sent for" when their services are required. Many expect the works to be closed all the winter. ALETIIEIA. -<
Carmarthen Board of Guardians, The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was hekl at the Board- room on Saturday. Mr D L Jones, T)e 0 Derlwyn, presided. Thero were also present:—Miss Gwyn, St. Ishmael; Miss Ilancocke, Carmarthen Mrs H, M Thomas, Carmarthen Rev A Fuller Mills, Carmar- then; Messrs David Davios and John Griffiths, Abergwiii; T l'ugh, Abcrnant; David Griffiths, Conwil David Thomas, Llantihangol-Abereowin Herbert Howells, Llangendeirne; Herbert Griffiths, Llan- gunnor; E Daniel, Llanllawddog; G Barret Evans, Llanstophan John Anthony, Mydrim Theo Howells, Treleeh Messrs J P Lewis. Jonathan Phillips, and Thomas Thomas, Carmarthen. MASTER'S HEPOHT. The (Mr E Price) reported that there v no 81 inmates in the house, compared with 78 in the coiresponding day last year. 40 tramps had visited the house during the fortnight, as compared with 33 during the corresponding fortnight last year. Mrs Reid, of Spilman-street, had sent a parcel of illustrated papers for the use of the inmates. OUTDOOR RELIEF. The rfports of the Relieving Officers showed the st lto of outdoor relief in the Union 1'1'1' the fortnight ending on the previous Board-day was as week 914 paupers, being a decrease of 96 expenditure, £ 129 iOs, being a decrease of £6 7s 7d. 2nd week 942 paupors, being a decreaso of 95; expenditure, £ 127 9s Gd, being a decrease of L2 8d Gl. BALANCE. The Treasurer's Report showed that thero was a balance of £ 2,G09 13s 9d to the credit of the Board on tho previous Board day. THE BOARD AND CLUBS. At the last mooting the following letter had been received:- Gwendraita-\iew Cottnge, PO;¡tYC"tl¡>, October 20th, 1000. DEAn Sin,—With regard to the case of David llivvlards, p.-iuper, of Llwynpetris, of Llnn- gendeirne nnridh, I b--g to aH it you will kinlly put hill I cfore the Guardians EO as to have hi!Q reinstated on the relict list, or would you kindly irjforui me if a deputation from the local Lodge of I" (Hi tcs would likely to have some iniiuenccon the liuirdirns to such effect, as our order ("True Ivorifcus") no legiti,ratis right to grant him eick pity witho it medical testimony of his complete inability to work, and no provision has been made either for l'iil- Ae PC:1S!IDP. By stopping his rdief it appenrs that they hive gone in direct opposition to the Poor Law Amendment Acf, May I beg you will kindly reply nt your earliest convenience. Possibly the attention of the Local Government Board will be askld and drawn to the case. Yours, etc., J)AVIT> THOMAS, Secretary, Siencyn Shcn Ap Morgan Lodge of Iroiitep. In reply to a further query, the secretary now wrote :— Gwendraeth-vievv Cottage, P."ntye-.tcB, Kidwelly, Nor, 7th, 1900, DnAH SIR -la reply to yours of ti.e 31st October, I leg to state the LoJJe of Ivonte, of which I am secretary, have no regular medical gentleman to certify and report. The members find their own certili'iatea, etc. If the ubove's son had been allowed to s>pc:di t Guardians' meeting, h? could have explained fill, an5 produced club rules. Please recurn me the copy of ru'es after psiusal. Yuura truly, D. THOMAS, Serretary. The following letter was also real TO THE BOARD OF GUARDIÅN OF TIIE CARMARTHEN UNION. GENTLEMEN,—In reply to Mr Rowland Browne's letter ro;pcutirg- David IHniel, aged 77, of LlwJn- p^tris, Llangendei-ne, I beg to state that he has b3en too week to do any work since the beginning1 of hist; summer owing to the weakness of old age, and other causes sttteel in the enclosed certificate. i'ouis, etc., PETER WILLIAMS. Certificate. Cai'inarthen Union, November sjth, 1060. I hereby certify that Divid Rowlands, aged 77, a pauper, residing at Llwynpetrb, Llangendeirne, is nhvllj t disabled, in consequence of chronic rheumatism, lftmeress from old fractures of both legs, anJ debility from oJd age. PETER WILLIAMS, Medical Officer of the said Union. It was decided to give the patient relief for four v/eejis, so as to give him time to give the club noticewhich the relief will be stepped.
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Carmarthen County Petty o u 0 Those sessions wero held at the Shiro Hail, Carmarthen, on Saturday, before Mr C W Jones, G'.vynfVyn, vi':e-ehahman (in the chair), Messrs A 0 Davies, Uplands, and J Lloyd, l'enybank. A DOG WITH NO MUZZLE. P.S. William Thomas summoned David H or/ells, Yelinoro Farm, Llangendeirne, for allowing a dog to bo unmuzzled (n the highway in the parish of Llaogendeime.—A II fino uf Is and costs was iciposed. A SERIOUS CASE FROM ABERGWILI. Mr James Davies Modcalf, Parade-road, Carmarthen, aqub-btiliff of the Carmarthen County Court, applied for sureties of the peace against John Lewis Thomas, Castle Green, Abergwiii. Mr J-juies John, solicitor, Carmarthen, appeared on behalf of the prosecution. Mr J D Modcalf, applicant in the case, stated that on tho Saturday previous no hal occasion to proceed to Abergwiii for the purpose of levying upon some goods under an execution which had been issued under a judgment wherein Thomas was the defendant. Witness went to a field, and levied upon a mare, tho property of defendant. "Witness was accompanied by another sub-bailiff, David Thomas After seeing defendant's wife, witness had an interview with defendant who camo from tho direction of tho road. At that time ,I witness was near the post of the field gate, and David Thomas was inside tho field. Shortly after defendant caught hold of David Thomas, and pushed him out into the. road. "Witness was then about 1-3 or 20 1 yards awuy. In consequenco of what had happened witness shouted to defendant, Leave the man alone he is only doiug hit: I duty," whereupon defendant replied, "I will have you out, too." Witness advised defendant not to be so inconsiderate in his behaviour, in ease he might bo summoned for his rash conduct. Defendant then became very careless in his choice of words, and replied, Summons, to with you n Immediately after this he commanded his wife to fetch his gun, which she wisely refused to do. Subsequently, however, he went in search of the clangorous weapon j himself, and returned with a double- barrelled gun in his hand. During the time that defendant was absent in search of the gun, witness walked from the field to the side of the road. On returning defendant addressed witness in the following terms, 4< Will you go now, you ? and at the same time brought tho muzzle of the gun to bear upon him. Defendant was slightly under tho influence of drink, but his stato was not such as would reader him irresponsible for his actions. Witness saw Thomas load the gun in loth chambers. Defendant kopt witness covered for a minute and a half to two minute.. Witness was! then on the public highway. Applicant said to defendant, "Now, Thomas, don't be a fool, I am only doiug mj duty," and, defendant, by way of reply, fired the gun off over witness's head. Defendant then walked away, loaded the gun a sceond time, and repeated tho exciting performance. Witness had known defendant for some number of years. Cross-examined by Defendant: I have never had such an unpleasant duty to perform bef-.r«, notwithstanding the fact that I have had about ten 3rears' experience iu the work, It is truo that when I saw your wife slio informed me that she was the owner of tho mare, but it is certainly not correct that I used any threats of violence towards her. It is also untrue that I mado a statement to tho effect that I would send the mare over her head. The servant was not acting under my instructions when she came to call you, and it is incorrect that I said that I did not care for you or your gun. I was not on the field at the time when you loaded your gun. David Thomas, a sub-bailiff of the Carmarthen County Court, said that the evidence of the la-t witness was perfectly true. Witness had been a bailiff for about two years. Cross-examined by Defendant I saw Mrs Thomas and the servant when I entered the field on the first occasion. I certainly did uot strilio, tilio s.nant girl, but I recollect you pushing mo out of the held I cannot say that my behaviour was better than that of Mr Medcalf. He (Mr jVj'edcaltj was perfectly sober that afternoon, Defendant stated, in his own defence, that about is p m. on the afternoon in question ho was reading some papers in the house whoa the servant came in, in a nervous state, to inform him that Mr Medcalf had come to 11.111 his wife and steal the mare. In consequence of this defendant went cut. Ho had known Medcalf for many years, and they had been on the best of terms. Defendant informed applicant that the mare was not his (defendant's} property, but tho property of his wife. P.O. James stated that he was all the road on tho afternoon in question, and witnessed the whole proceedings. The evidence as deposed by Mr Medcalf was perfectly correct, and the question of applicant's sobriety on that occasion was unquestionable. Defendant was bound over in the sum of LILOO, art4 twp sureties oi #to each to keep the peace for six monins. The costs of the case would also have to bOffiQt by the defendant. 13eforo Mr Dudley Williams-Drumuicnd, Portiscliff, chairman (in the chair), Messrs C W Jones, A 0 Davies. and John Lloyd. David Thomas, a sub-bailiff of" the Carmarthen County Court. now applied for sureties of the peace agaii'st John Lewis Thomas. Tho círcumsi:ftoc.J3 iu this caao vero in many ways similar to those surrounding the previous one. Applicant stated that he lived in bodily f'oar of the defendant. Cross-examined by Defendant: The gun was not, pointed towards mo, but notwith- standing the fact ycu throatoned, to shoot mo. Defendant was bound over in the sum of J?iOl), and two sureties of £ 50 each tq keep the peace for six calendar months. There was also a charge of assault preferred against John Lewis Thomas, but Mr John stated that lie was prepared to withdraw the summons. Ail that Mr Parkinson required was that tho bailiffs of ths Carmarthen County Court should be properly protected, and the prosecution had been satisfied with the decisions already arrived at. Eventually the charge was withdrawn unconditionally. n At this point it became known that defendant was unable to find tho four sureties of i.5u eacii, arid was consequently compelled to take the alternative —imprison.- qaeiit for siz months. A YOUNG OFFENDER. P.O. David lines charged Evan John Lewis (Id), farm servant, Pentre, Llan dbfoiiog, with larceny. George Wiliiani Jarvis, farm servant, Tynewydd, Llandefeilog, late in service at Golly Farm, stated that on leaving the latter-named farm be left his box, clothes, and watch behind him. The box was unlocked. On the Tuesday previous witness went to |etcb his property, and on doing so discovered that hiswatcli was missing. lie had last seen the article in question on Wednesday, the 3let ult. Defendant knew where witness was in the habit of k;ep;ng bis watch. Tho wateSi fproduced) vitnesa identified as his property. Tho value of tho article was „ £ l. I liomas Jones, fanner, P^ntre, Llan- defeilog, deposed that defendant was in his employ up to th3 Sih inst. Witness saw the watch in defendant's waistcoat pocket on the loft where he (defendant) slept. P.O. D. Roes said fVoai information rccGiVt d he went in search of defendant, and subsequently interviewed him and in tho courso of thi conversation he introduced the matter of tho theft. Defendant replied I. J.'1- l', ..L "1:' ,J. 1: that ho know nothing what over about the matter. Witness then went on to explain to him that he (defendant) was at Golly on tho previous Sunday, and defendant replied that he was simply lying on the straw, waiting for one of tho boys to come from dinn-T. Subsequently witness had a eor.voreatnu with defendant's employer, and ho (Mr J ones) pree -;cded to tbo ] oft and found tho stolen article. Defendant was bound ever in the sum of £ o, and 0:10 surety of £ o, to bo of good behaviour for twelve month-. NEW MAGISTRATE. Mr E Colby Evans, the newly-elected mayor of Carmarthen, qualified as a county magistrate.
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T Death of Mr T. A. Jones at Carmarthen. We regret to record the death of Mr Thomas Abel Jones, eldest son of Sergeant Jones, of the Carmarthen Borough Police Force. Mr Jones, who was 33 years of age, died at the house of his parents on the 1st of November, The deceased had been an engine-driver in tho service of theL. k. N. W. R. Co., and in 13:')G volunteered for service in tho Soudan, and entered into a four year's agreement with the Egyptian Government. He was engaged in the construction of the railway n from Wady HêdtLt to Khartoum, and served under Lord Kitchener then Sirdar of the Egyptian Army;, and C01 Maxwell. In 1898 he eon- tracted enteric fever at. the rail-head, and was brought back to Wady Haifa. Here he was carefully nursed in the hospital under tho superintenee of Lady Maxwell. He then had leave of absence, and was invalided to Cairo. He soon left Egypt, and returned home so journing a few weeks at Naples on the way He afterwards worked for some time driving an engine at Fen ton at the Duke of Suthe £ land's work". Here he contracted enteric again. He returned to Crewe, and about a fortnight ago came home in a weak condition not having become thoroughly convalescent. The greatest sympathy is felt with his bereaved parents in their great affliction and all v/ho knew him join in mourning that such a promising career has been thus cut short. The funeral took place on Monday, and was largely attended. The Borough Police all attended in uniform, The carriages contained the following;— ], The Right Rev the Bishop of Swansea Rev D. T. Alban, and Mr Davies, lay reader. 2, Sergt. James Jones (father) Mr. J. L. Jones (Llanelly) Mr J. M. JOile. (Carmaat hen) and Mr. W. P. Jones (brothers Mr D R Jones, Newcastle-Emlyn (uncle), and Mr H R Jones,^Llanelly (nephew) 3, Mr Thomas Lewis, Newcastle-Emlyn (uncle) Mr John, Bres Hotel, Llanelly Mr Hopkins, Llanelly and Mr G W Stephens, London 4 Mr George Stretch, Ctwe Mr George Thomas, Crewe, and Mr l-I W Lewis, Carmar- then (uncle). The corlin was borne by eight engine drivers from Crewe. Wreaths were sent by Mr and Mrs Stretch, Crewe, Mr and Mrs Williams, Long Acre, Carmarthen Mr G W Stephens, London; Mr and Mrs ijugginbottom Crewe Mr and Mrs Davios Well Held Road, Carmarthen J J1 & YV Daniel Crewe Mrs Te- w, Church-street, Carmarthen L; *V L Mr and Airs Thomas, Disgwylfa Tho Crowe Branch of the Associated Engineers and Firemen, etc.; Mr and W Jones, London Air and ojrs Thomas Evans, Manuel Street Airs Rogers. Waterloo Terrace Airs Thomas Wellfield Road Airs Barnett, Tabernacle Terrace Air and Airs D Jones, CN-,illoevilailt Airs Griffiths, Lammas-street; Mr D R Jones' Kewcastle-Emlyn Air and Airs Lewis, 46* Francis-terrace Air and Airs T. Lewis, New- castle-Emlyn Carmarthen engine-men and firemen Crewe engine-men and firemen Airs Jones, Tabernacle Terrace; Airs Jones, Myrtle Villa Mr W Davies, Church-street; and the family. The coffin which was of polished oak with handsome brass mountings was supplied by Ah-Llewellyn, of St Peters' street, who carried out the whole of the funeral arrangementss. The interrment took place at tlie Carmarthen Ceiiie t c 4 c-:
BRONCHITIS and ASTHMA. TURNED OUT OF AN INFIRMARY. CURED BY VEXO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE EfHBHD PrGH, 150, Steph&nson Street, North Shibld". writes as follows I was six weeks in the Newonatle Infirmary, aad was given up by eight uc.ocoro, who said I had Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma, and that I coe,!d not bo curcd. I could a lay fetr'&ight down ia Led I had to use a bed l'et. I ennghed incessant, was very weak, and had attarks of ,,i,' II suffocation at h.ht, that is the reason I could not lay straight down in bed. I hare been off work for two years. Siuce commencing VKNO'S LIGHTNING COUGH Y'!KK 1 do not neet the bed rest, I can lay straight down in bed. I have not the bad attack:# at night, neither do I cough the wheezing has entirely gone! I am a deal stronger and cau walk about, and fuel a though I would soon be able to work. CAUTION. Ask for \$XG S LI«NTX"IX<> C( UGH CUKE; be sure you get it. Avoid the man who tnes; to pnbl off anothq- medicine. Price Is 1 d and >?-i. QJ. Sjld by all Chemists and Aledicine Vendors,
Carmarthen Burougll Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr E. Colby Evans), Mr 'Walter Spurrell, Mr Henry Ilowell, and Mr Fred Jones. CONGRATULATIONS. Mr "Walter Spurreii, on bohalf cf the magistrates, congratulated the Mayor on his elevation to the civic chair; and expressed a hope that the Mayor's year of omo would bo as pleasant as his (Mr Spurreii) had been. Mr James John, on behalf of the advocates practising in the court, joined in the congratulations. The Mayor thanked both gentlemen for their good w £ sh;e,s. DOG MUZZLING. Mr A H R. Walters, of the Parsonage, 0 was fined Is and costs for having his dog unmuzzled. BOY SENT TO AN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, Thomas Thomas, of Jones'-place, the Quay, was charged with not sending his boy to school, and with disobeying an attendance order. After hearing the case, the Mayor I said that the boy would be sent to an industrial school as S:)in as the School Board would fiud a place for him. The Father: There is nothing to do. lie have net stole nothing. Tho Mayor' He has not been sent to a reformatory, but to an industrial school. The Father: There is nothirg to do. I would rather you would take me away instead of him. Mr Spurrell said that the father need not worry the boy would be much better at an industrial school.
ord Roberts and Lord Kitelwncr. THE ]lUMOUHS OF STRAINED j RELATIONSHIP. EMPHATIC DENIALS BY A CARMAR-1 THEN MAN. Mr Arthur Evans, of the engineering branch of the Cardiff Post Office (son of Mrs Ivans Bridge-street, in this town\ who acrompaiiied Lord Robert's staff in South Africa, as a telegraphist, has recently been inv alided home and with an interview with our Carmarthen representative has imparted some interesting information regarding the relationship existing between Lord Roberts and Kitchener. It may be stated that Mr Enuli had except ionaJly facilities for forming an opinion upon this matter, seeing that his duties kept him daily in close attendance upon the field-marshal, and it happened more than once that his lorciship and his chief of staif visited the telegraph ollice together in order to discuss the plan of operation" for the morrow with General French, who as a rule. would be miles away and in communication by telegraph. Not on a single occasion did Mr Evans, who is of an observant turn of mind, perceive anything that would tend to 9 give colour to the rumour of strained feeling prevailed, and a suggestion made by one or the other was invariably mutually agreed to. Whenever a halt in the day's trek took place the two famous generals would always be found together, in earnest conversation, and what struck Mr Evans was the apparent unanimity which existed between them rather than the differences of opinion on matters of detail, which one would naturally expect under the eircumstauces. In dilating upon the point, Mr Evans proceeded to say "The absence of Lord Kitchener from head-quarters has frequently been put forward as a proof of the alleged strained relationship, but although I am not 111 a position to divulge any official information which passed through my hands, I am quite convinced that Lord Kitchener was never, away from headquarters except when his presence was absolutely required elsewhere. It will be remembered that during the big rest at Bloemfontein critics seized with great avidity upon the fact that Lord Kitchener was frequently absent from the staff at head- quarters. As a matter of fact, this may be explained, and accepted in all truth, as being due to the extraordinary zeal and tireless energy which always possessed the hero of Omdurman. Nothing pleased him better than to pay a surprise visit to any garrison which was likely to receive an attack from a vagrant band of the enemy. His lightning- like movements caused no little perplexity, and amongst our own men who had got to understand him to a certain degree, a visit at. any hour of the day or night would never be unlooked for. The difference of the tempera- ment of the two chiefs is undoubtedly as great as most people have been led to believe, but. this in no wise debars the existence of the most cordial relationship both in their private and public capacities." LORD ROBERTS' ENERGY. It has been suggested that a serious difference of opinion has occurred more than once. Naturally the view taken by Lord Roberts would, as a rule, prevail. Kitchener it is said, has been inclined to take this in bad part, and has, in consequence, given the impression to those around him that he keenly fel t the non-acceptance of his views. Here again, Mr Evans states that, so far as he could judge, there is not the slightest founda- tion for such a suggestion. Continuing, Mr Evans said -Your readers are quite et) title(I to form their own opinion on the question of Lord Kitchener's reported harshness and C 1 es callousness in dealing with his troops, but lie is a disciplinarian who would never dream of requesting his subordinates to carry out a task which he would not be prepared to undertake personally. Both generals are inde- fatigable wotkers, and in the case of Lord Roberts, taking into consideration his age, the remarkable energy shown by him is deser- I ving of special comment. During the heavy fighting at Silverton on June 11 and 12, Botha had assaulted in great force and had occupied a ridge of kopjes described in official despatches as impregnable. ] should explain Silvcrton is some thirteen miles east of Pre- toria, and Lord Roberts would leave his headquarters each day to direct operations on the field. As a rule he would return to Pretoria about eight o'clock in the evening to attend tG any dispatches which may have arrived during the day. This must neccessarily have involved several hours' hard work, and yet at three each morning telegrams in the handwriting of the field-marshal would be handed in. Turning to another therue, Mr Evans said it would be impossible to exaggerate the sym- pathy which the commander-in-chief fplt for the sick and wounded, and the steps he took to secure comforts and the best accommoda- tion for them. Mr Evans never lost an ot)por- tunity of gathering the opinions of the rank and file on their superior officers. The Guards to a man spoke in the highest terms of Lord Methuen, and although many men who had served with Buller were interrogated, not a single one was met with who had not the utmost faith in that intrepid general. AN AMERICAN DOCTOR'S STORY. ^Aipongst oilier notable men, not the least of the many Mr Fvans met was an American doctor who had bsen doing duty on the Boer side. This gentleman furnished some remark- able information -information which may be seriously accepted since the doctor had been for many wont hs in consultation with Kruger, Botha, and other leaders. According to him Buller was thought quite as much of by the Boers as any other British officer except Lord Rollerts, and Oom Paul and his confreres were firmly of opinion that no other European generals would have done one whit bett,erthati the perfQrn)ai;cte of Buller, The quondam Boer medico had been in clqs.e touch yith the Statistical Department of the tloer Qoverji- meist, and, according to his calculations, which had been arrived at after careful in- vestigation, the maximum number of Boers in the field at any one time (excluding those on leave of absence) as 60,000 men. Thi doctor I confessed that lyddite caused much destruc- tion at Modder River and Magersfontein, but insisted that in other engagements little dam ago had been effected by it. Dysentery was ¡ rejpbnsibfe for the greatest amount of sick- ness on the Roer sicfe. Lnte^ic v/as not GO rife and, although much sickness prevailed', the mortaliey was very low indeed, The Boers, it would appear from the same authority, have still an enormous quantity of amriitim? tion on hand —sufficient to prolong the war for a considerable period. The commandoes still in the main consist of stubborn men —men who have declared their intention of fighting to the bitter end. Intervention was not looked for from the United States but Kruger probably informed "by somp irresponsible agent -was confident of support from France aiiui Germany, Such was the American doctor's story,' Mr Evans fias brought home an excellent collection of autographs, amongst which our correspondent noticed those of Rudyard Kipling, Julian Ralph, Charles Hands, Mel- ton Prior, Bonnet Burleigh, Sir William TbQrn PSč)}), Lady Chesham, and General Prinslbo. His cclleption of cartridges and bullets is a very good one, and not the least interesting of his curios is a i-itle captured by the Boers from the Jameson raiders, and which Mr Evans kindly relieved a weary burgher of Western Mail.
LL AN R Y X Y D I). DEATH OF ME COMER EYAXS.—A week last Sunday morning Mr Gomer Evans died with rather painful suddenness about break.. fast time. He had not boon in robust health for some few months but his end was far from expected. The deceased was highly popular throughout the district.. Ho was postmaster Parish Councillor Vice-chairman of tho K0' "k°*¥'a> Registrar, Secretary to two vjlubs, and a generous supporter of the Baptist Chapel, and regular attendant at Sunday School, and all connected with their various services. It was largely through his exertions the chapel has been so nicely restored. His death makes I difficult to ifill. He leaves s. sorrowing mother (herself s, widow, a sister and brother, to mourn his departure at the early age of 35. The funeral last Wednesday week, despite the rough inclement weather, was largely attended, amongst many from a distance being Afr Asher, the Head Postmaster of Carmarthen District, AT the above National School the master (Air Fred, Smith) has commenced his winter series of magic-lantern entertainments. About GO splendid views of ccuos and life in Canada were shown, after which pictures of heroes, deeds of heriosm in all parts of the world by different classes of persons, all illustrative of the idea of Chums," were shown. The slides were explained by the master in his own I happy style of pleasant chatter, so that useful information was imparted without its being called a dry lecture. The Yiear (Ilev J S Williams) was chairman, and a crowded room enjoyed the show. -r- CARMARTHEN Printed and Published by the Proprietress, M. LAWRENCS, at tier Offices, 3. Blue-street, FBIDAY, November 16th, 1900.