Rabies at Piiatyffynon. IMPORTANT PROSECUTION. At Swansea Police Court on Saturday Elizabeth Williams, a widow, who keeps a farm at PantyrFynon, was summoned for not notifying the police that bor cattle were affected with rabies. Mr W Thomas (from the ( fiic1. of Mr T W James) defended, and admitted thu offence. It appeared that last August a Strange dog suffering from rabies went to defendant's farm and bit hrr dog. Soon after defendant's dug died, but not before it had bitten several cattle on the farm. Subsequently three cows, two calves, and some gease and fowls died from rabies, and they wero buried without the police being informed. Mr MacTiwaine, inspecfor of the B of Agriculture, said he did not wish to press the case, as defendant had already suffered considerable loss. The object of the prosecution was to give publicity to tae necessity for complying with the law in regard to rabies. Defendant was fined 20s and costs, the Beach saying the full penalty was £20.
'armartbenshire bounty Council. QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE MAIN ROADS SUB-COMMITTEE. A quarterly meeting of the Main Roads sub-committee (Western Division) wa3 held at the Shm. Hall on Saturday. There were prostnt Mr John Johns. Paiveithin ^Chair- man) Mr D L Jones, Derlwyn Mr John Williams. Penlan Mr John Lloyd, Peny- baok Mr II Jones Davies, Glynoiddan Rev Professor Jones and Rev A Fuller Mills Carmarthen Mr John Scourfield, Blaen- wernddu and Mr Thomas Jones, Pe:nonw tog other with Mr Daniel Phillips, County Surveyor. ADVANCES. Advances were made to tho Contractors for materials supplied amounting to i597. THE OPEN-GUTTER NUISANCE AT NEW CASTLE-EM LYN. A letter was read from the Clerk to the N ewcastle Emlyn Urban District Council with reference to the open gutter along tho muia road at Newcastle-Emlyn. pronounced by the Medical Officer of Health as being a nuisance and injurious to health and suggesting th tt a covered drain be con- structed.—It was resolved that the County Surveyor report thereon at tho next meeting and estimate the cost of constructing a covered drain. TIT: SUPPLYING OF MATERIALS. The following tenders for the supply of materials for the ensuing year were accepted —No 1, Llanddo-Rhwnws Bridge to Nant- garedig, to John Thomas, Llanddwyrynis, at 4s per cubic yard. No 2, Nantgaredig to Danyrallr, to Jar. d Morris, Myrtle Farm, at 4s. No 3, Danyralit to Abergwili Bridge, to John Rees, Penybont, at ;3s 7d. No 4, Abf-rgwili Bridge to Carmarthen, to Thomas Griffitns, Pareyseiri, at 5s 3d. No 5, Monu- ment to Pdntcarreg, to John John, Pwntan- bach, at 5s 5d. No 6, Pontcarreg to Pontgowin to LI Raymond, Honeycorsn, at 5s 5d. No 7, Pontgawin to Pentre Gate, to John David, Llanddowror, at 53 4d a1:o No 8, Pentre Gate, to Constant Labourer's Post, and No 9, Constant Labourer's Post to Castellheli and Tavornspite. to Jolm David, at os 3d, and 6 respectively. No 10, Royal Oau. to 4th mile ston6, near Smyrna, to John John, Pwntanbach, at 5s 9d No 11, 4th mile stone to Langhar.io Ford, to John John Tynewydd, at 5s 6d. No J 2, Francis Well to Bronv.ydd Arms, to Thomas Davies, Henallt, at 3s 9d. No 13, Bronwydd Arms to Nantyrhyng to Thomas Griffiths, Parkyseiri, at 3s 6d. No 11, Nantyrhyng to Constant Labourer's Post, Llaugeler Mountain, left open. No 15, Constant Labourer's Post on LlaDgeler Mountain, to Rhydfach, to Wm Evans, Cwmbach, at 3s 6d. No 16, Rhydfach to N owcastle, to Samuel Evans, Pentrecagal, at 3s 6d No 17, Newcastle to Cenarth Bridge, to T J Jones, Blaenliyn, at 3s 6d. No 18, Rhydfach to Pensreewrt, and Branch to Cross Roads, to Thomas Jones, Pbs- newydd, at 3s 5d. No 19, Pehtrecwrt to Llandyssul, lpft open. No 20, Francis Well to Stag and Pheasant, to T and S Evans, Dolgwili, at 3s Gd. No 21, Stag and Pheasant to Wyddgrug, left open. No 22, Wyddgrug to llenfais Bridge, to Samuel Bowen, Llaiugwndwn, at 4s. No 23, llen- fais Bridge to Efaiifach, to Evan Williams, Gellyfelen, at 4s. No 24, Finger post to Llanfihangel-ar-arth, no tender. No 25, Water-street to 2nd mile mark, to Samson Evaus, Ffoeshelig, at 5s 6d. No 26, 2nd mile mark. to Nantrhyng, to Samson Evans, at 4s 5d. No 27, Bronwydd Aims, to Stag and Pheasant, to Danial Stephens, Dolau, at 3s 7d. No 28, Finger Post, White House toPt nllain, no tender. No 29, Penllain to Porthyrhyd, to Stephen Treharne, Coed- hirion, at 5s 8d. No 30, Carmarthen to near Llandilo-Rhwnws Bridge, to Phillip Rees, Plasbach, at 35 3d, and 4s 6d. No 3J, Carmarthen to Foxhole, to Eliza Davies Danygraig, nt 4s 2d. No 32, Foxhole to Kidwelly, to David Waiters, Ffoswilkin, at 58 5d. No 33, Pinged nill to Jolly Bridge mile mark, to William Lloyd, Plough Inn, at 6s 6d. No 34, Jolly Bridge mile mark oj let mile mark, left open. No 35, 1st, miie mark to Sandy Gate, to Edward Roberts Red Lion, grsnite at 10s 4d. No 36, Llanelly to Uwmbach, left open. No 37, Cwmbuch to top of Pembrey Mountain, to William Brace, Tirpatris, at os 9d. No 38, top of Tembrey Mountain to Kidwelly, to David Bonnel, Trlmsaran, at 6s. No 39, Lianelly to Llanfawr Oolliery to Edward Roberts, Red Lion, granite at lis. No 40, Llanfawr Colliery to Five Roads, to George Williams, Miukemawr, at 7s 6d. No 41, Fn'e Roads to tho Van. to William Treham Penian, at 5s 5d. No 42, the Van to Fox- hole, to John Bowen, Llwynywermwnt, at 4s 3d. No 43, Pontyberem to Llangendeirne left open. No 44, Llangendeirne to Foxhole to David Davies, Sithiuman, at 5s 4d. SURVEYOR'S REPORT OF WORKS. I The Surveyor's report of works necessary, amounting to £27 12s, was produced and approved.
What my Ootor said. I know of nothing that will do you more good than a course of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Vegetable Tonic." I smiled in- credulously when I heard him prescribe a Patent Medicine. He noted mv surprise, and observed, It seems strange, does it not, to hear a medical man advising people to take preparations of other people ? I am aware that many of these patent medicines do more harm than good. but I have no hesitation in recommending this. It is the best tonic that I know of, and can injure no one." As a remedy for Weakness. Nervousness, Indiges- tion. Low Spirits, Sleeplessness, Chest Affec- tions, it has no equal. If you feel listless, tired out, without strength to do anything; and with little or no appetite, Gwilym Evans Quinine Bitters will speedily banish that list- lessness. restore the appetite, and give re- newed strength and vigour to the whole body Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Vege- table Tonic, is sold in Bottles, at 23 9d and 4s 6d each, and can be obtained from all Chemists and patent medicine vendors, or, carriage free by parcels post. direct from the Proprietors The Quinine Bitters Manufac- turing Company Limited, South Wales. _0--
The Late tieutenaut W. A. Glanmor Williams's Adventures. On the 6th inst. Lord Roberta sent to the Secretary of State particulars of a big engagement, in which Colonel Le Gallais surprised the Boer forces on the night of the j-Sth inst. three miles south of Bothaville, the enemy's force being about a thousand. The enemy were completely defeated, Steyn and Do Wot leaving them in great haste. Among the promising officers whose death Lord Roberts deeply regretted was Lieutenant W A Glanmor Williams, D.S.O., of Ferryside, Carmarthenshire. A friend of the family, who had read with much regret of the bereavement of his highly respected neighbours, writes :—Mr W A Glanmor Williams, lieutenaut in the 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, was as nice a young fellow as you could meet in a day's march. He was very unassuming, and scarcely ever spoke of any of his achievements, scholastic or otherwise. It was ouly by tho merest accident that I discovered from time to time how well he had dono both at Clifton and Sandhurst, and afterwards as a gallant officer in the field of glory. I gather that he was born on September 18, 1873, aod died on the 5th inst. He was, therefore, only 27 years of age, and yet he had seen as much foreign service as many double his age. At Clifton and Sandhurst, passing into and out of the R.M.C. fairly high on the lists without the need of a cram," he did very well in the Army examinations on special subjects— signalling, musketry, mounted infantry, &e.—which were got up during or after the special courses at Alders hot. He was a noted athlete, being a good all-round cricketer at Ciifton and Saudhurst, where he was in the first eleven, whilst he was in the first racquets team at the former and the hrst football XV. at the latter place. With tho South Wales Borderers lie was a ieader in sports of all kinds. He was a soldier in the truest sense of the world, and consequently became very popular among the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the regiment; in fact ho was a general favourite wherever he went. The South Wales Borderers contributed one company of mounted infantry to the British forces in South Africa. This, with five other companies from British regiments, together with Lumsden's Horse and Loch's Horse (attached), formed tho 8th Corps of the M.I., of which the subjoctof this notice was the adjutant. His colonel, whom he admired and revered—by name Oolncel W G Ross—was dangerously wounded at Bothaville. Before Mr Glanmor Williams tootc part in tho South African campaign he had served with the Niger Company's forces in West Africa for twelve months, where his bravery gained him tho D.S.O. Ho had a narrow escape of life once on the West Coast. When sitting with the officers' mess one night a native fired towards him, and but for tho appearance behind his chair of his servant, who was sVot dead, Mr Williams would have received the deadly missile. Mr Williams received the D S.O., but there was coming to him—and no doubt his friends will duly get it—a medal for other gallant achievements in the West African campaign. Last April in South Africa, during an engagement in which tho 4th Corps and the 8th Corps of the M I. were making a feint attack on the Boers, while tho cavalry and guns worked ronnd to deliver a real attack in the rear, the M.I. had no guns with them, ulldlthe real attack failed—or rather ,was never delivered—as the cavalry and guns did not get round to the rear in time, consequently the Boers' whole attention was paid to Colonel Henry's and Colonel Ross's M.I., whom they heavily slated with guns and pom-poms. During the retirement, which was well carried out, Colonel Ross and Lieutenaut Williams eaw oa 9. kopje a mile or a mile and a half away what they thought were Loch's Horse in danger of being cut off. Mr Williams galloped off to give the order to retire Several bullets whizzed round him on his way, but thinking they were from tho firing front he held on. Near the foot of the kopje was a barbed wire fence it was in fact just above the kopje's base. He saw whore it had been cut and rode through tho gap, almost immediatoly sighting tho crest of tho hill. Instoad of Loch's Horse he saw, 50 or 60 yards away, an old Boer standing up, with seven or eight othors behind him with rifles ready. The old Boer said, Jest komm hir." Not wishing to visit Pretoria just then the gallant little Britisher turned and rode for it. He luckily found the gap in the fence, and although bullets rained round him till he got about a thousand yards away, still not one as much as touched him or his horse. An officer who knew him was at the time a prisoner on this very kopje and saw it all. When he afterwards had the pleasure of shaking Mr WiUiams' hand and offering him his congratulations, he declared that when the Boers spoke to the lieutenant he could oniy have been 50 or 60 yards off, and he never dreamt that Mr Williams would get away alive. After such an escape it cannot be wondered that his friends thought he bore a charmed life, and, therefore, the shock sustained by the family on the receipt of the news of his death last week was all the greater.
Rhondda Curate turns Secularist. Of the Rhondda Valley, like ancient Africa, it may bo said that wondeis often happen in it. Only a few weeks ago a ) certain clergyman returned to the Baptist denomination, which he had left for the Church nine years previously. Now again we road of another Rhondda curate, tbe Rev E Treharne Jone?, Treborbort, turning Secularist. According to his statements to a press interviewer, he has discovered that Christianity and the Bible are a collection of fables unworthy of credence. The rev gentleman is bold in making known his conver ion to the Secularist faith, and has commenced to lecture in defence of bis position. On Sunday night last he delivered a lecture at the Public-ball Treherbert, his subject being Christianity a Myth." He has also written a letter to a local paper declaring his emancipation from spiritual slavery. His secession, naturally, is the subject of much talk in the Rhondda.
Lord Rosebery 011 Football. From Lord Rosebery's address at Glasgow :— The first cricketer, as I judge from portraits, played with an elementary club, vhich would now be wholly incompetent to defend a wicket for an instant. But football affords an even stronger illustration. I suppose it began in tbe childish propensity to play with a ball, and the boyish anxiety to kick anything. (Laughter) But it has developed into a science. It implies incessant watchfulness; its essence is an alert combination of all powers for one object indolence or selfishness are fatal; and the player, indeed, who does not do his best to co-operate or who plays for his own hand must necessarily be outlawed (cheers). So it ia with nations.
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The War in South Africa. A DAY'S MARCH AND A NIGHT IN CAMP. By TROOPER DYER DAVIES, LLANDILO Most men who have been through the campaign will almost invariably tell you that the actual fighting is not the most trying act in the piece but the hardships and trials of long and forced marches day after day, supported by little or no food, and under the strength devouring effects of the climatic con ditions which obtain in this part of the globe. The nights with their benumbing, limb-stiff- ening, freezing cold, the days hot with more than an English mid-summer's heat-more men have succumbed to these conditions than to the enemy's bullets. I will endeavour to describe to you a day's march. Each day the column would be under orders to leave camp on the march at an arranged hour, usually sometime between 2.30 and six a.m. The camp that for a few moments back had been huddled up in sleep silence, save for the neighing of starving horses of the weird braying of restive mules and trek oxen, would ring with the peremp- tory commands of "Show legs." The result- ing scenes amounted to a strangely pictur- esque resurrection. Soon the ground all round would seem to be alive with the forms of men, looming like shadows in the cold, grey, gloomy duskiness of the hours before dawn, unswathing their blankets with chatter ing teeth and shivering limbs. Then came the hurried collecting of accoutrements, the rolling and packing of gear on their persons, saddles, and wagons, preparatory to a start, all performed to the accompaniment of irri- table, muffled, under-breath curses and oaths as difficulties presented themselves in the arrangments Saddles packed, horses dressed and weapons righted, and all ready, some- times sufficient tea, coffee or chocolate would be scraped together collectively to make a cup of somthing warm One of the mess would be detailed for this job, while the others would fix his trappings, and saddle his nag Often-aye, very often—we could neither procure a drink nor lay hands on a dog bis- cuit. Then the atmosphere would become palpably thick with blood curdling anathemas impeachirfg the transport, the Army Service Corps, and all the powers that be. Each day the several mounted corps were detailed to undertake certain positions as scouts to the column on the line of march. In its turn our regiment would form rear, flank, or advance guard. In the latter case we would leave camp before the remainder of the column, which would follow a mile or more to the rear. The marching order was given, the horses would usually be walked for some distance so as to stir their limbs, ere mounting. Thus behold a long line of leg weary men and animals, decerepit almost in their movements, for the chill night is still in their bones, with chins resting on their chests, heads still enveloped in their Bala- clava sleeping caps, surmounted by their hel- mets or slouch hats, their overcoats strapped tightly to their bodies. The men would trudge along in ominious silence, save for peevish grunts and appropriate expletives as they stumbled over obstacles in the shape of lately cut barbed wire, bou'ders, and loose stones, each yearning in his heart for a glimpse of the sun kissing the hill tops and dispelling the moist, cold mist. The king of day" would suddenly appear-a bright blaze over the kopjcs, brightening tie men's faces with its gleams; transfiguring their dour expressions into that of a pleasant salutation just as it painted in glowing colours the bro- ken veldt an dbarren rises with its golden warmth. As the heat of the day increased, clothed still in our overcoats, we would be- come miserably hot, until at the first halt, probably to water the horses, coats would be quickly rolled and strapped. The march re- sumed under more cheering aspects, the possibility of a fight would keep the men alert and in good spirits. The day becoming hotter and hotter, between twelve, midday and three p.m. the heat would be sweltering. If marching in column of route the dust clouds raised b ythe wind and hoofs of the horses would be as dense to the sight as a London fog, while our palates became par- ched with a burning dryness, mouths fi'led, and nostrills clogged with the nauseous sand dust, and our eyes painfully inflamed with the grit. It became so distressingly dense at times that all details of the men's forms and accoutrements comprising the section in front would be quite indefinable, appearing to be only dark brown, animated shadows on a khaki-coloured sheet. I may just remark en passant that a body of men or even one horseman's movements are easily discernible at a long distance by the trail of dust left in their wake on the veldt. The scouts always watch for these signs. Another thing one notes in this coun- try is the difficulty of measuring distance by the eye. The nature of the light, the dead monotoned veldt, and the absence of any pro minent landmarks make it extremely decep- tive. A halt for a short time would be generally made at mid-day, when the horses would re- ceive an apology for a feed, even this much only on occasions when a transport wagon had been discovered overnight or mealies had been commandeered on a farm en route. The men may or may not have a snack stowed away in their haversacks. A dog biscuit each, a tin of rations or jam between a mess ——————————— of five would constitute a sumptuous meal, for we had from experience learnt to enter- tain but modest expectations. More often than not we found nothing in our lcckers. Then we lighted our pipes and philosophised. For were we not cognisant of the fact un'ess we foraged on our own, and struck a fowlpen a piggery, or a flock of sheep—in short, be- come intimately acquainted with the internal economy of a farmyard—in all probability we would continue to mope on a weak stomach. The troopers on the flanks-often miles away from the column, and practically be- yond their view—would manage to visit a few houses, rather a dangerous proceeding, for times out of number have the men been fired at from houses where, with dirty treachery, the white flag was hoisted. Here the men would, by their wits or through payment, procure whatever they could in the way of eatables. I've seen some amusing sights on such occasions. Dismounted men would chase fowls and sucking pigs with drawn bayonets, stones, sticks, and knives. Amidst the cla- mour of wild laughter and merriment the chase would develop into a rabble—men with glittering eyes determined to run down the game, each one trying to outdo the other, colliding against and buffeting each other, tumbling into mud and mire with an explo- sion of vituperative adjectives, wading hip deep in duck pond in the endeavour to lasso or decapitate the birds thereon, the screech- ing of the birds, the squeaking of the pigs, an dthe noisy yells and laughter of the men creating an indescribable pandemonium, All this would occur miles away from our support where we might possibly be surprised at any moment by our wily enemy. The prize bagged were tied to saddles and packed in hay nets. The hunters, exhausted and pant- ing, would exhibit. signs of pleasure at the prospect of a glorious feast when camp was reached, In the meantime another batch would stand at the front door, wheedling the women into selling such articles of food as they possessed. Bread mealie meal, flour, sugar, coffee, jam, honey milk, butter, dried fruit, and vegetables—all these were in great request. As a rule, the vrouws would demand exorbitant prices. When our ex- chequer ran out sharp practices were resorted to—we commandeered what we could lay our hands on, and felt but slight remorse, for were we not often famishing, gaunt, and faint with want, parched drw like wooden gods with thirst ? As we preceedec1 we might drop across a. flock of sheep. You would see a couple of menrun amongst them, deftly turn a couple over in the most acrobatic an dthe sheep decapitated and disembowelled would be stowed away in nets, and the weary march resumed. As dusk approached we knew a camp would soon be formed. Then you would see hordes breaking away from the lines of the different regiments, attracted by the wood fences n- circling the farms. This might fatigue party would spread like locusts over the land. In an unbelievably short time not a sprig of re- movable timber could be seen for miles-a plague had denuded the land of its boundaries —and men laden wjth firewood would march in scattered disorder towards their resting- place. A convenient position found, a camp could be formed. Horses unsaddled and then tethered with long ropes held down by pegs, men, weary and worn, would remove their gear and feed their "mokes." In the semi- darkness of the short African twilight we would see a long procession of different arms taking up their positions with precise order and certainly amidst the apparent maze and disorder of a camp in formation, the wild ear splitting yells of the Kaffir drivers, the swish ing, whipcord cracks of a myriad Kaffir whips urging stupid oxen and mules with their heavy loads into formation creating an infer- nal din. The camp would be literally aglow with fires, making the encircling darkness more chaotic All would now be busily en- gaged in groups around the fire, preparing whatever food they had had been able- to buy beg, or commandeer. Often while intent on the preparation of a well deserved, well-earned, yearned-for meal, Sergt.-Major would call the roll of men for picket and outpost duty. Our hearts sank a little as our names caught our ears. We must obey without demur. The savoury smell of the cooking reminded us ironically of the meal we would not share. We must needs start immediately towards kopjes two or more miles from camp, there to guard the safety of our fellows, the while dropping almost with exhaustion from fatigue and want. For ten or twelve more hours our fast would continue Nevertheless, we must needs do our guard throughout the cold, clammy night, waging a hard fight to resist the gentle influences of Morpheus, for to be found asleep on outpost duty amounts to a heinous crime. To describe the experiences of a night's outpost duty would cover sheets of foolscap. As one's eyes became used to the darkness, and every blurred object became familiarised by observation, on a clear night wc could easily discern any movin gobject at a long distance. Sometimes the nights are dark with a darkness that can be felt. On such vigils we depend mostly on our ears. In the dark men would mistake their front and the visiting officers would miss the posts. Then care must be taken, else probably we would be dropping our own comrades who had lost their bearings. Some time I will re- late to you some amusing incidents that occur on these occasions. The outposts would return to camp in the morn just in time to get ready for the march often without breaking the long fast they would leave on another day's march. There is little cause to wonder why so many thousands have gone under with fevers and agues. It calls for a stronger heart, mind." and body to withstand the hardships of march and outpost duty than to face the music of battle, with all its grim possibilities. How easily could the track of our long march—the trail of the advancing army—be be followed, so well marked it is by the dead cattle lining the route as thickly as paper bits in a paper chase. It is a gruesome sight No sooner does a beast go under than scores of vultures (or asxogels, as the natives dub them) swoop down-a ravenous, omnivorous horde—and rapidly tear and strip the car- case bare. On passing later nothing remains but the white, bleached bones, looking in the sand like the framework of wrecked, aban- cloned boats. Western Mail." 1
IJandilo Petty Pessioos. SATURDAY.—Before Messrs A. S. Gulston, J. L. Thomas, A. DuBuisson, and Dr Southern. COMMEMORATING GUY,FAWKES. Several small boys from Ammanford were mulcted i nthe sum of half a. crown at the in- stance of P.C. Britten for firing off crac- kers in the streets. None of the cases were serious. SEQUEL TO THE SUNDAY DRINKING DRYSLWYN. John Perkins was charged with being on licensed premises. Defendant admitted that he was on the premises, but not with the in- tention of getting drink. P.C. Davies deposed that at 7.40 a.m. at Drysllwyn, he saw the defendant going to- wards the direction of the Castle Inn with a bottle in his hand. He tried the door which was locked. He left the bottle at the door. A companion came back with iiim. Later on at 8.5 the door was opened, and the defen- dant picked up the bottle and entered the Castle Inn. So did the other man. Both re- remained inside. Perkins was in the inn 10 minutes. He came out for five minutes, and remained inside for ten minutes. By defendant He (defendant) came from the direction of his lodgings. Witness was on top of a hayrick and was able to see in what direction the defendant came. It was a bottle of milk that was left at the door. It was not on the horseblock that the bottle was left. Defendant said his truth was as good as the policeman. It was no good questioning until he took his oath. Being sworn, he said he was in the inn twice. He went with a friend Deans to the station, and got a loan of a bottle for milk on his way back. He o? u n went to the public house for the last 25 yc, i-s on Sunday morning as he was quite familiar there. Vihat we went out of the front was to see for Sammy." He did not go further than the passage. By the Constablo He went to look-in the hedge for a bottle for the milk. He knew there was one there. By the Clerk He had nothing to drink there. He only went in by the cloor frame the second time. Samuel Deans was similarly charged, and made the same defence. The evidence was of a like character. He was staggering drunk Defendant You are a liar. I did not leave staggering drunk (sensation) He denied having had any drink that day. Being asked if he had any questions to ask he replied, he is not worth asking questions. Edward Griffiths, likewise charged, denied the offence. P.C. Davies deposed that he saw the defen dant having a conversation with the landlady He saw a little girl handing the defendant a pint of beer in the garden. He drank it and then went away. He had left his front and tie there the night before, and he was asking Mrs Davies to air it for him. Albert Morgan admitted being on licensed premises to get a paper he had left there the night before. He did not go there to get drink. P.C. Davies deposed to seeing him enter the Castle Inn and remain four minutes and then go away. David Davies admitted being on the premi- ses for a bottle of Bass as he thought he was entitled to it, as a bona-fide traveller. P.C. Davies deposed to seeing the defendant drink something in the doorway of the inn which he was supplied with. Defendant being sworn said that he had slept at Llandilo the night before. He then reached Drysllwyn at 12.30 or half-past twelve (laughter). He could not say what time he left Llandilo, but it was after day- light. It was in Victoria field he had slept. He went to the inn because he was not in a fit state to go home on a Sunday. When he went home he went after the sheeps (more laughter) It was no good for him to come so far as that to tell lies (laughter). William White admitted with same limita- tion as the others. P.C. Davies saw the de- fendant going towards the inn. The son of the Castle was outside. Defendant hurried in and remained some time. Later on he re- turned, shouted How are you now, Mrs Davies," and went in. Witness entered and saw the defendant near the bar, and the land lady apnroaching with a quart of beer in her hand. In answer to the question what he was doing there, defendant said, What's the matter, and the landlady said, he had come there to dinner. He said his name was David Jones and the landlady's son said, You had better give your proper name." Defendant denied giving any impudence and described the constable's story as very inferior. The Bench said they would give Albert Morgan the benefit of the doubt, and dismiss the case against him. As the evidence given by D. Davies had not been rebutted, his case was also dismissed, but in the other cases defendants were all fined 5s and costs. THE MUZZLING ORDER. W. Titus, Llanfynydd, for having a dog un muzzled was fined Is and costs. John Edwards, Llandilo, 2s and costs, for a like offence. THE DRINK. Daniel Evans, Tygroes, admitted being drunk at Pantyftyiioii.-P.C. Britten proved the case. Previous convictions were put in. Defendant was mulcted in the sum of JE1 W. J. Evans, Ammanfcrd, was proved by P.C. Britten to have been helplessly drunk on the 29th of last month. He was lying on the Church wail. By the Bench His feet were on the high- way Mulcted in the sum of 12s. D. Williams, Cwmgarw road, Brynamman, was fined 2s 6d and 9s costs for being drunk. The case was proved by P.C. 19 (Glam.). Thomas Beavan, collier, Brynamman, was fined Gs and costs. P.C. Tudor deposed to seeing defendant drunk and fighting at Bryn amman village at 11 p.m. MORE FIREWORK CASES. D. J. Walters, W. Walters, W. Morgan, Thomas Jones, and W. J Evans were all char ged with letting off fireworks in the streets. —After the evidence by the policeman, the Head Constable said that the shooting of fire works in the streets was becoming an intoler able nuisance. Two of the boys, Wliile Walters and W. Morgan, lived in the same street as he. They were in the habit of throw ing fir works into the passsage of a house where an old woman lived. He had spoken to them himself, but it was of no use. The three first named lads admitted the offence, and were mulcted in the sum of 2s 6d each. Mr Gulston warned them not to come there ao-ain for that offence. If they did they would be a liable to a whipping and they would not like that. W. J. Evans denied the offence. P.C. Britten swore that on the 5th of Novem ber, he saw the defendant in the New-road, throwing crackers about. Witness was about ten yards away. Asked his name he gave his name as D. Jones, and then D. Jones Evans, and told a heap of lies altogether. The boy on entering the witness box deposed that he was an apprentice with Mr D. P. Davies, the ironmonger. It was not true that he threw the cracker. It was a boy named C. Phillips He was home ill. He admitted telling the constable several things that were not true. He thought the constable was only trying to frighten them, as he was in private clothes. He was mulcted in the sum of 2s 6d. Thomas Jones, King-street, who did not appear, was proved to have been caught by the same constable, with a lighted squib in his hand. In the defendant's absence the case stood over. THE DRINK. William Copestick, collier, was charged with being drunk at Llandilo. Defendant said he was qnite guilty. Inspector Griffiths .t. > proved that the defendant was so drunk that he had to be conveyed to the lock-up. Mulcted in the sum of Is and costs. John Evans, collier, Ammanford was proved by P.S. Davies to have been very drunk and disorderly the previous Saturday night in the Cross Roads, Ammanford. Defendant did not appear, and was fined 6s and costs, 9s. Daniel Jones, Gorsfach.—P.C. Davies, Pen ygrocs, proved seeing the defendant drunk, lie was using bad language. No appearance Fined 6s a.nd costs. SUNDAY DRINKING CASE. William Price, Lower Brynamman.—P.C. Roberts deposed that on Sunday, October 7, 4 p.m. he visited the armers' Arms, Glyn- moch, and there found the defendant sitting with four men with a pint of beer each ia front of them. As witness was in the passage he saw a man getting over the fence. Wit- ness followed him and saw him and three more men under the influence of drink. The witness returned to the house, and took the names and addresses of the men there. W. Price said that he was going further than Ammanford. Witness came to the conclusion the men were not bona-fide travellers. This was at 4 p.m. Defendant had nothing more to say than he had a fortnight ago. Defen- dant reluctantly entered the box. He said he was at the inn, as reported in these columns already. He had a pint of beer and went then on his journey to Llandilo, which he reached at 10 minutes to six. He only went within a mile of Llandilo. The walk was between 9 and 10 miles. He left the inn about 4 o'clock, and did the ten miles in an hour and 50 minutes. He went to meet Richard James. He had sent a letter to the witness three weeks before asking defendant to meet him on Llandilo Bridge at half past five. Witness did not meet him and returned home. They were not to meet on the bridge. James lived about 10 miles from him. Wit- ness had been to Glanmeilog, Gwynfe, where James lived. It was on the main road from Llangadock to Brynamman. He did not know what James wanted with him. Defendant was a collier. He ran to meet the man as he was 20 minutes behind time. Richard James, Glanmeilog, farmer, de- posed he lived 7 or 8 miles from Brynamman and 7 from Llandilo.He was acquainted with Price for a couple of years. He had worked with witness during the strike for about two months. He had sent a letter to Price a week or a fortnight before the date of the offence. Witness did not go and meet him as he was not well. He did not wish to say his business. Witness could give no reason for appointing such a method of meeting one another. All he could say was that was how it happened. The Bench said they could not credit the story of the defence, and defendant was mulcted in the sum of 14s.
Farewell Meeting at the Salvation 3 Army Barracks, Carmarthen. A special temperance meeting was held at the above place on Sunday evening last, Mr John Lewis, J.P., in the chair. There was a crowded audience. The meeting was opened by the singing of Guide me, 0 Thou great Jehovah," after which the Captain of the Army prayed. The Secretary of the Carmar- then Total Abstinence Society then ascende I the platform, and said that in order to givs a key note to the speakers, he asked to be allowed to say that there were two objects in view in holding that special meeting that evening. Firstly, to give a hearty welcome to Carmarthen to the new officers of the Army. He hoped they would have a pleasant and prosperous time during their stay in their midst, and assured them this-tlia.- they would have plenty of work to do h.?r;, and that the greatest hindrance to their sa'va- tion work would be intemperance. One. and all of them hoped the new officers would do their very utmost against the drink fiend, as Carmarthen was flooded with drunkenness yes, Carmarthen was a very drunken town. He was very sory to say that of Ins native town. The other object in view was to give a hearty "send-off" to Mr Hopkin Jones. As most of theme were aware, Mr Hopkin Jones was leaving Carmarthen on Tuesday morning in order to be drilled as it were in the Salvation Army Training Home, in London. They were sorry for his departure, as Carmarthen could ill afford to lose such such an indefatigable worker in the temptr- ance cause. He wisher him every success. Th Chairman then made a capital address, and coincided with everything the Secretary had said. Mr Tom Evans, tailor, St. Catherine-street, having given a song, the chorus of which was heartily joined in by the audience. Mr Hopkin Jones then gave his 4fareircll address," and was attentively listened to by the large gathering. He thanked the temper ance people of Carmarthen and others for the assistance and help they had given to the Sal vation Army, and he trusted they would con- tinue to do so, now that he was leaving for the Training Home. Mr Hopkin Jones was then presented with an excellent Bible, by the Captain, on behalf of the soldiers." The favourite old Welsh hymn" 0 fryniau Caersalem ceir gweled," was then given out by the Chairman, the singing of which almost brought down the house. In the unavoidable absence of three of the ministers of the town, who promised to take part in the meeting, the Rev Mr Edwards, of Llanelly, gave a capital address, and gave high praise t othe Salvation Army for the excellent work done by them. He said he was almost ashamed of himself as a minister of the Gospel in looking at the work done by the Army. The doxology was then sung, and the Capt. prayed, after which this pleasant meeting was brought to a close.
Weisli versus Italian Lead Miners. TROUBLE AT FIvOKGOCH. QUESTION OF PLAY DAYS. For the pist week disturbances have taken place at tho Frongoch. I-ead Mines, Aberystwyth, which are worked by a rvjan company. At these DII'U'S :230 Welsh- men aro employed wiih lOG Italians. Since the Italians were imported there has bunn trouble, and t,i o disputes which have arisen during the past ten days lmvo bofn of a serious character, necessitating the presence of coanty police day and night. Tho task n .,f the chief constable was alone that of keeping tho Welsh workmen in check. The mo a wore readily deposed to argue the matteis in dispute, but the "police were nevertheless compelled to guard the Italians to and from tho mines. One of the com- plaints was that the Itaiiaos were permitted to work on Saturday afternoon aud even on Sunday, aud another gricvanre W,s that they worked on Mab^ii's Dty, whicfi the Welshmen declared was against the custom of the country. In reply it was argued for the Italians that they had their saints' days, and this point tha 'Welshmen conce lod. The Chief Constable wa& at the mines throughout Monday, and upon his return reported a more satisfactory state of affairs, and a likelihood of a speedy settlement.
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