Carmarthen Bay Fishery Board. A quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen Bay Fishery Board was held at the Carmar- then Towrihall, on Wednesday, at 1. 30 p.m. Mr Daniel Stephens, Kidwelly, presided; and there were also present: Mr Bowen, Ferry- side Mr Neville, Ferryside; Mr Herbert Davies, Carmarthen; Mr David Lewis, Car- marthen; Mr B. A. Lewis, Carmarthen; Mr John Lewis, Carmarthen; Mr John Johns, Parceithin; Rev A. Fuller Mills, Carmar- then Mr Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt; together with the Clerk (Mr C. H. Morgan Griffiths); the Supt. otf Water Bailiffs (Mr H. O. Long- Price). THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENTS AND LICENSES. A letter was read from Supt. J. Evans, Llandiilo, who asked the Board to grant him a gratuitous salmon license. Mr J. Johns: It is as I predicted. The Clerk: This is the only application. Mr Neville Has he been granted it before. Sir J. Johns: The only one which was granted before was to Supt. Smith. I ob- jected to it because others would apply. Rev A. F. Mills: I move that we grant it. Mr Neville seconded that it be granted. Mr J. Johns: We must do so unless we show favouritism. Mr Mervyn Peel said that he thought they ought to pass a resolution that they were not disposed to extend this principle any fur- ther. The Chairman said that it would be well to do so or they would have too many applica- tl<Mr J. Johns: We will have al:l the police( applying.. yin,g. Mr Neville: We cannot go very far surely; there are only three superintendents in the county. i_ n Mr J. Johns: I do not see why we should grant them to supts. more than to common constables.. Supt. Long Price ,said that lie received a lot of assistance from the police supts. Kev A. F. Mills said that he thought they would be acting wisely in gi-aiit,ig the license. It was unanimously agreed to grant the application. AMENDMENT OF THE SALMON FISHERY LAWS. A letter was read from the Severn Board asking other boards to join them in moving for a change in the law on the lines of the report of the Royal Commissi on. The Clerk had prepared the following precis of the recommend at ions of the Commission: 1. The administration to be reformed by the appointment of a Central Authority for Great Britain and powerful Watersheds Boards to deal with fisheries, pollution and abstraction of water, with financial assistance from rates or otherwise. 2. Uniform close times:—The annual for nets from 27th August to 10th February, and for rods from 1st November to 1st February; weekly close from noon Saturday to noon Monday; restriction of netting in narrow waters, and additional protection against poachers by police, etc., with greater powers to bailiffs; also prohibition of taking small fish. 3. Pollution:—Amendment and better ad- ministration of law. 4. As to maintaining the volume of water in rivers. 5. Obstructions:—Facilities for removal of propagation of fish, and a scheme of experi- ment and research instituted. Mr Neville What is the date of that letter. the Clerk said that the letter was dated the 9th February. It had been adjourned from the April meeting so that a summary of the recommendations should appear on the agenda.. Mr B. A. Lewis moved that they support ,the Severn Board. He believed that the re- commendations of the Commission were for the good of the fishing genearlly, and would be for the good of this particular district more especially in regard to the uniform close time. They knew the difficulties which arose be- cause the close time was different in the sur- rounding districts. There was no reason, so far as he knew, why the Tivy should be open BO much longer than the Towy. It if was not detrimental to the Tivy to be open so long, he saw no reason why the people of this dis- trict should be debarred from fishing for that period. For that reason he moved that they support this petition. Mr David Lewis said that he seconded the proposal because it was nonsensical to try to Preserve fish as they were doing now. The ivy was open two months more than the Towy. Poachers caught fish in the Towy dur- ing the close season and sold them for Tivy fish. He thought that there ought to be a uniform close time for the kingdom. Mr Mervyn Peel said that before joining in a petition to bring, a report into law, they ought to know exactly what the report con- tained. The point about finances was a most important one. These watershed boards were aprouently to take he place of the present Fishery Board. The Clerk said that he thought they were. Mr John Johns said that they would be more centralised. He did not care for that. Ar Peel said that they ought to be very careful and know wlhat they were going to do. As the matter was not very pressing, he would move as an amendment that the Clerk be in- structed to thank the Severn Board for their letter and to state that the matter was under their consideration. Before the next meeting they would have an opportunity of informing themselves what was in the report. The idea that the salmon fisheries were to be sun- ported by the rates, or by contributions from the County Council, was one which demanded their serious consideration before they agreed to In the present state of affairs, it was very desirable that the 1, ishery Boards should b9 self-supporting, and not have to come on the ratepayers; if assistance were to be given them in any way it should come from the Irmiperial Exchequer in the shape of grants, and not out of the rate. That however, was a matter for their consideration. He asked them to hesitate bet ore they joined with the Severn Fishery Board. Mr J. Johns seconded the amendment. The creation of a new Central Board would be expensive and would very likely mean new offices for some favourites. The rates were very high everywhere, and he hoped that the Board would not agree to a motion for its own extinction. Mr Neville asked the Supt. to give them his views on points 2 and 3 in the summary. The Supt. said that the salmon were very short at present, and if the time were exten- ded more more would be caught, and of course, they would become still scarcer. As for pollution it was a very difficult thing to stop it in districts -here there were cut- lieries and works. Even if it were stopped now. a flood would bring dt up from the bottom. He believed that the owners con- cerned were doing their best to stop pollution. In reply to the Rev A. F. Mills, the Supt. said that he would be in favour of a uniform close time, which woukl help to prevent poaching. He would not favour%the exten- sion cf the Towy season to correspond with that of the Tivy, but rather the other way •about, or at least their meeting half way and dividing the difference. Eventually, the following committee was appointed to consider that matter: Chair- man, Mr Me" yn, Peel, Mr Dd. Lewis, Mr D. E. Stephens, and Mr B. A. Lewis.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES REPORT. The Executive Committee reported that the amount received for licenses np to the end of June was t532 5s as against t558 10s and t591 6s 6d in the corresponding parts of the two preceding years. Recoverable penal- ties amounted to f,9 5s, as against £2 17s 6d and t5 19s, and miscellaneous 15s odA making the total receipts £ 562 5s 6d, as against £ 561 7s 6d and £ 598 0s 6d. The expenditure to the end of June has been as fclloivs:-For wages, £ 237 7s,* as against £ 208 3s 3d m 190o and £ 202 14s in 1904, and for other purposes R39 12s 4d, as again jE41 9s 4d and £ 48 1305 6d This leaves a balance in favour of the Board of £ 629 2s, as against t583 15s 3d in 1905 and t-545 12s 4d in 1904, after including the aount due to the Board at the end of last year. Since the 1st of January last there have been nine prosecutions for offences against the fishery laws, a conviction being obtained in each case. It is recommended that an electric lamp be purchased for the water bailius if the Superintendent thinks, after seeing the lamp, it is suitable for the use of the bailiffs. The report was adopted.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. The Supt. of Water Bailiffs in his quarterly report stated:—"Salmon fishing opened on the 2nd Apr-, when there we,re many large earthes of sewin, but only a few salmon. This continued for a time, and then the run of fish suddenly stopped owing to the continu- ance of fine weather and the consequent low state of the rivers. May brought about an imprcement, and taking the coracle fishing on the whole it has been up to the average. However, salmon have been very scarce, but a .ew nice fish, in splendid condition, have been netted. Several salmon and a number of sewin have been taken with the rod and line, in the upper parts of the Towy, as well as in the Cothi, Gwili, and the Taf. There has been a decided improvement in the trout fishing so far this season, except those periods when the low state of the rivers made success- Jlil angling almost hopeless. The many re- ports which I have received from "anglers bear out that statement, for they all speak of the good baskets they have been able to secure under favourable conditions; the fish, too, are in splendid condition, and there is every reason to hope that the season will re- am good until the close. I am glad to be able to report that the rivers are free from disease as far as can be ascertained. At the end of April and the beginning of May I netted the upper waters of the Towy for pike, and dur- ing the three days I killed 27, the heaviest w eighing nearly 171bs. I was then compelled to stay operations owing to the weather and I other causes. I hope to restart at an early date, as there are many pike in the Towy. During the' quarter I proceeded against six persons for offences against the Fishery Laws, and -in each case Obtained a conviction. From my visits to my bailiffs I have every reason to be satisfied with the attention they pay to their duties at all times." FORTHCOMING DISCUSSION. Mr Mervyn Peel suggested that the Board should at a future meeting consider the desirability of placing young salmon in the river. There was also a question which they might discuss—whether with certain limits and under certain conditions salmon licenses could not be issued for less than a guinea. Many who now caught salmon with trout licenses would not have it on their consciences .f they could have a salmon license for 108 6d. Rev A. Fuller Mills: I thought there were no salmon there. Mr Mervyn Peel: Lots of people in the upper waters would take out licenses if the price were reduced. Rev A. F. Mills: If there were no salmon in the river, I should be disposed to reduce it to 5s.
Sir Alfred Jones Honoured. The King of Spain has honoured Sir Alfred Jones, the eminent Liverpool shipowner, by creating him a Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic. This order is one of the highest in Spain, and seldom bestowed outside the. country. It is intended to mark King Alfonso's appreciation of Sir Alfred Jones's services in promoting agriculture and developing the trade of the Canary Islands. During the King's recent visit to the Canaries, Sir Alfred entertained him in princely style.
Claim for Medical Fees against a Whitland Gentleman At Narberth County-Court on Monday, before his Honour Judge Bishop, the ad- journed case of Dr Bowen Jones, of Llan- baidy, against Mr R. L. Blake, of Pwlly- whead, Whitland, was heard. The claim was for zC29 for professional services rendered to the wife of defendant. Plaintiff appeared in person, and r Villiers Meager, Swansea (in- structed by Mr Morgan Griffiths, solicitor, Carmarthen) appeared for defendant.—The defendant paid zCl4 Is into court, and con- tended that the plaintiii s charges were ex- cessive.—The plaintiff cailled Dr H. P. Price, of Clynderwen, and for the defence Dr Mills, of Haverfordwest, Dr T. D. Griffiths, of Swansea, and Dr R. L. Thomas, of Whitland, were called. The judge gave a verdict for plaintiff for £ 16 2s 6d.
Llaoelly's Prestige. The proposals of the Llanelly and Eastern members of the Carmarthen shire County Council for the removal of the County Offices, the Assizes, and Quarter Sessions from- the Borough of Carmarthen aire not going to be taken lying down by the men of the West. The Carmarthen Cha.miber of Commerce have already protested, and the dhairman of the Newcastle-Emlyn Rural District Council (Mr W. J. Wallis-Jones, solicitor) has convened a special meeting of that Council to consider not only the proposed change in the County Offices, but also the proposal to deprive the ancient county town of three out of the four annual Quarter Sessions. It is rumoured that the Llanybyther Rural District Council and other bodies are likely to take a similar course.
Coming-of-Age of Mr. F. P. C. Pemberton. The tenants and leaseholders of the Muddlecombe Estate, Carmarthenshire, met for rejoicing on the occasion of the coming of a.ge of Mr Francis Peircy Compbell Pember- ton, the heir to the estate. Several hundred tenants met at New Lodge, the residence of Mr W. Howell, Llanelly, which was kindly lent for the occasion. A luncheon, tea, and rustic sports were provided by Canon Pem- berton. During the luncheon speeches were made by Canon Pemberton and by his son, Mr Francis Pemberton. Mr William Howell who presided at the luncheon, gave some most interesting facts showing the ancient lineage of the Pemberton family, which dated from the eleventh century. At the close of the festivities Miss Williams, of Ty- isha Farm, on behalf of the tenants pre- sented the young heir with a magnificent silver fruit dish and an illuminated address in Welsh.
The Llandilo Market Company. The Llandilo and District Cattle Market and Auction Mart Company (Limited) has just been registered with a capital of t2,500 in 1;1 shares, to establish and carrj. on at Llandilo Bridge, Carmarthenshire, or else- where. a cattle market and auction mart. The subscribers are :—D. W. Drummond, of i ortisoliff, Ferryside; W. Jones, Wateir-loo Villa, LIandilo, merchant; Evan Jones, Glan- ceinion, LLandilofawr, surveyor; G. Griffiths, Maesyffynon, Llandilofawr, estatA-, agent; Evan Jones, Manoravon, Llandilofawr; R. Falconer, Bremenda, Llanarthney, farmer; and R. James, Tycanol, LLamdebie, farmer. Minimum cash subscription 25 per cent. of the shares offered to the public. The num- ber of directors is not to be less than seven nor more than eleven; the first dilrectors are D. W. Drummond, W. Jones, Evan Jones, G. Griffiths, ü. Falconer, and R. James. Quali- fication, ZCIO. Registered office: King-st., Llandilo.
LLANDILO. A GOOD START.-Miss Myfanwy Thomas, daughter of 'Mr Thomas, Llwyiimendy, was highly commended for her demonstrations in dairy work at the Bath and West of England show recently held at Swindon, and as a re- sult she was offered the post of manageress of the Malvern Dailry Co., and has accepted it. SUCCESS.—Mr D. Arnold Thomas, of the Secondary School, Morpeth, was amongst those who graduated for the "B.A." at the recent examination in connection with the Welsh University. He is an old pupil of the Ffairfach Council and Llandilo County Schools. TEMPERANCE.—In connection with the open air meetings which ae held on Sunday even- ings near the Market Place, the Rev J. Ter- tius Phillips, Cardiff, agent to the United Kingdom Alliance, delivered a stirring tem- perance address in the presence of some 300 people. SUNDAY SCHOOLS' Tiaip.-Tlie Independents Methodists, Baptists, and Wesleyans took their annual Sunday Schools' outing on Mon- day last, and journeyed to Llanwrtyd, but up till noon nain fell continuously and effectu- ally damped all enjoyment, for even after the weather cleared, the roads of Llanwrtyd made the visitors fight shy of their mire. FERRYSIDE. AT the recent qualifying examination leil at Carmarthen by the Board of Education for Pupil Teacherships, both the candidte.s from Feriyside National School Avere successful viz., Helen Lewis, senior grade; Florence Jenkins, junior grade.
Penod i Chapter i "Dull Fels-Naptha" "The Fels-Naptha Way" Nis gellwch olcni yn ol "dull You can't wash in "the Fels- Fels-Naptha" heb sebon Fels- Naptha way" without Fels- Naptha. Naptha soap. Nis gellwch gael y canlyniadau The best results cannot be :7, goreu wrth ddefnyddio Fels- obtained from Fels-Naptha if Naptha yn ol yr hen ddull. you use it in the old way. Nid oes eisieu berwi yn ol "The Fels-Naptha way" is dull Fels-Naptha. no boiling. Fels-Naptha 39 Wilson street London E C f
Carmarthen Borough Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the, Mayor (Mr Blagdon- Richards), Mr W. Spurrell, Mr John Lewis, and Mr E. Colby Evans. DISMISSED WITH A CAUTION. George Moms, carpenter, Guildhall Villa, was charged with being drunk in Lamm as street on the lOth inst. P.C. T. llees proved the case, and defen- dant was discharged with a caution. ALLEGED DAMAGE. William Perks, a visitor, was charged with wiLful damage by cutting the shelter in the Palrk. JL .C. Davies (8) proved the service of the summons as the defendant did not appear. The consta,ble said that he saw the defen- dant on Saturday, and he then promised to appear. Defendant was a militiaman, aged 22 or 23, who had been lodging at the Ship Inn. The Mayor said that a warrant would be issued for the defendant's ajpprehension. THE HAYMAKING SEASON. William Henry Rees (22), Moss Lane and Stanley Jones (18) were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Blue street. P.C. Lodwick said that on the 9th inst., at 11.20 p.m., he "heard some fighting lav the bottom of Blue street. He went there with P.C. Rees. At the bottom of the -d Foundry he met the two defendants coming up. They were both drunk and shouting. Rees was crying and making a terrible noise. He said that he had been hit with a stick by ohur James Davies. Jones's clothes wette lailil torn. Witness told them to go home, and they went. Rees said that he had been working in the hay, and this was his first time to get drunk. The -,j-ayo-i-: I hope, it will be the last. Supt. Smith said that Jones had been con- victed two years before of assaulting the police. The magistrates postponed their decision until they had heard the other oases connec- ted with them. Henry Evans, Arthur James Davies, Danl. Rae, Lewis Thomas, and D. J. Davies were ail charged with being drunk on the Pothouse on the 9th July. P.C. Lodwick said: At 11.30 p.m. on the 9th inst., I went down after the defendants in company with P.C. Burnhilil and P.C. Rees. I saw them sitting on the seat behind the Sawmill on the bank of the river. They were alii drunk and oursing and swearing. They 'had a big tin can of beer with them. I asked them to go away. They refused. They stopped there until 12.30 p.m. Their con- duct was disgraceful. They were making a noise and using foul language. There were two others besides these, and there were some little boys there as well. Evans said that the policeman had turned the lamp on him, and he remarked that there was light enough withoult. a lamp. Rae said that lie was not with these. He had been at the haymaking at Hafodwen until half-past ten. He was not drunk; but he had had a couple of glasses in the hay- field. Thomas said iJhait he was not cursing and swearing. He was singing. The Bench fined W. H. Rees and Henry Evans 5s each inclusive, as there were no previous convictions against them. The other defendants were each fined 7s 6d including oasts. W. Howelils, :a young man, aged about 20, was also charged with drunkenness. P.C. Lodwick said that after midnight on Saturday or early on Sunday morning, he saw the defendant drunk in St. Cathenne-st. Another man was trying to pull him home. He made a ironv outside a house. and chal- lenged a. young man to come out of the house to fight with him. Defendant said that the constable accosted him in the market on Saturday, and asked hiim £ he was sober. He could call four wit- nesses to prove it. The Mayor: What have you to say to the charge. Defendant: I wa^ drunk. I had been working in the hay (laughter). The Bench fined defendant 5s. A WARNING TO CORPORATION EMPLOYEES. William Rees was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Daniel Davies said that at 9.10 p.m. on the 13th inst., he saw the defendant drunk at the top of Lammas street. He was in a fighting attitude, and wa-s catieniiig a crowd to collect. He was using bad language to a person living in the neighbourhood, and was shouting outside her doo.r. The Superintendent said that there was one previous conviction against the defendant. The Mayor said that the defendant was a Corporation labourer, and this was the kind of thing which would do him no good. The Corporation expected him to set a better example than he wias doing to the town work- men geneally. He would be fined 5s and costs.
Welsh Barrister's Death. INTERESTING CAREER AT HOME AND ABROAD. The death took place at Blaenanerch, Car- diganshire, on Tuesday of last week of Mr David Williams, 'barrister of the South Wales ircuiit. Deceased, who was 50 years of age, and the son of Mr William Williams, Rhyd Farm, Blaenanerch, was for years in the Cus- toms service of this country, and in 1899 he was "lent" by the British Government to the Siamese Government to introduce, reforms into the Customs service there. Between that year and 1902 he thoroughly organised his department in Siam, and whilst there be- came a friend of Mr Morant, Secretary to the Board of Education, who was then tutor to the sons of the Emperor of Siam. After his return to England in 1902 Mr Williams decided to enter the legal profession, and was for some time the pupil of Mr Ivor Bowen, barrister, of Cardiff, and afterwards worked with Mr S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P. He was well-known amongst London Welshman, and highly respected as a genial, worthy gentle- man. It was his intention to live on his pro- perty at Blaenanerch, where he was having a new house erected. His illness was quite short, and his loss will be keeniy felt by those who knew him, especially by his fellow mem- bers of the Bar on the South Wailes Circuit. The funeral of Mr David Williams took place at the cemetery of Blaenanerch, near Cardigan, on Saturday. The preliminary ser- vice was held in the chapel. The Rev M. P. Morgan, the minister, and Rev Mr Thomas, Penmorfa, officiated, and the -ktev L. M. James, vicar of Meline, and Rev J. H. Jenkins, Aberporth, in the cemetery. There was. a. large and representative attejidance. Numerous letters of sympathy and regret were received by deceased's father, brother, and sisters. Mr J. Bowen Davies, hamster, wrote on behalf, of the South Wales Circuit, "Mr David Williams was very much honoured and respected by every member of the cir- cvit." Mr S. T. Evans, M.P., Mr J. Lloyd Mofg n, M.P., and others wrote in samiLar terms. The deceased had built a large house at Rhyd, where he had intended coming to rside with his father and sister. r
St. Clears Market Order. The "London Gazette" last night contains an order of the Board of Agriculture, dated July 10. which states the date on which the Order of the Board, dated July 17, 1905, then cited as the St. Clears and Llanfihangel- Abercowin market and sales order, shall come into operation is now altered to October 17 next.
The Health of Mr W. L. Daniel, Merthyr. We are given demnitel to understand that Mr W. L. Daniel, oniciafl receiver at Merthyr, has determined to retire in the coming autumn. Mr Daniel, who has held the posi- tion for a number of years, is at present re- cruting his health at Bournemouth, and has made substantial progress towards recovery. Mr Daniel (a, son of the late Mr John Daniel, Fountain Hall, Carmarthen) is known far and near as a. practical education- ist, who oid much for Merthyr in connection especially with the late School Board, of which he was a chairman so many years. In his earlier dgys he was often found upon the political platforms olf the district, and his eloquence in the temperance cause and other matters is well remembered. He presided at the last meeting of the School oa,rd in April, 1904, and then gave a farewell address in that connection. lie had been official receiver of the Merthyr district since 1883. His medical advisers have informed the members of his family that it would be desir- able that he should be relieved to a greater extent of his official duties. But the official receiver has since made such good progress towards complete recovery that he feels he would not lIKe, after nearly 25 years' service, to entirely disassociate himself from the work immediately, more especially as he now has the assistance of three of his sons, one of whom has been a partner for some years in a fir mcf solicitors at Pontypridd.
The Riot at Tumble. DEFENDANTS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. AN AMUSING DOMESTIC QUARREL. The Llan elly ench on Saturday, continued their heatiing of the charges arising out of the riots, at Tumble. Twelve men were ranged in the defendants' dock charged with riotous behaviou,r, the rescue of the prisoners from the police and damage to the police-station. Mr Martin Richards was for the police, the defendants being represented by Mr T. R. Ludford. P.S. Lewis told once again the story of wha ooourred on the eventful Saturday night after the closing of the hotel at ten o'clock. A crowd of nearly 300 gathered outside the police station, and commenced operations by hooting and 'booing. Then came a fusilade of stones and bricks and in a few minutes there was hardly a whole pane of glass in the building, jue was able to recognise the def ndants in the crowd. There was a shoot- ing gallery close by, the lights of which en- abled him to see clearly who were among the leading spirits in the disorder. Police -con stab lc Jenkins corroborated. He said that he was tafraid,the whole place would be pulled down, and to avoid this they deci- ded to liberate the two prisoners. Mr Ludford: With whom did you have a row that night? With Mrs Lewis, the ser- geant's wife. What did she tell you?—I found the door locked and asked her the reason why she locked the door, and she called me names. iM,r,Ludfoi-d: So she, locked you out ?—The door was looked. I suppose you were tangry -with her for lock- ing you out ?—She was excited, but I was not. You were as cool as a cucumber, I suppose ? —I was very cool. And so was the sergeant?—Yes. So that the whole force at Tumble was cool that night ?-Yes. And you have been aggrieved with her for locking you out?—I had not seen the door locked before. Were you Meeting a hit frightened?—No, Sir. So that you did not complain to Mi's Lewis because you felt uncomfortable ?—No, sir. Although you felt uncomfortaible when it was raining?—It was not raining at the time. Mr Ludford: Riaining pints I mean (laugh- ter). What did she say to you?—I cannot say. Mr Trubshaw: Oh, yes you can. Witness: I do not think there is an Eng- lish word for it. Mr Ludford: Will you give the Welsh word Witness: She called me "Yr hen grechyn" (laughter). Mr Ludford: You felt that more than the pint measure?—I did not like it. What did you call her?—Nothing, but I told her to be quiet. Did the sergeant complain to you aibout it ? —No. Mrs Lewis, the wife of the sergeant, said that the first she saw of the riots was Police Constable Jenkins entering the police station to the laccmpa niment of a shower of stones. A pint measure was also thrown at him, but, fortunately, the aim was not a good one. There was a big crowd outside, and stones came crashing in through the windows. Her son David took a. cutlass in his hand. Mr Richards Did you see the cutlass in your husba,nd'shia,nd? \.itness: No; he told the boy to put it back. Was your husband very excited?—No; all he did was to ask the crowd to go away. Why were the prisoners released?—Because the crowd said they were going to smash the house up. All the defendants pleaded "Not guilty," and reserved their defence. They were com- mitted for trial to the quarter sessions.
Mysterious Disappearance at Cardigan. A mysterious oase of sudden disappearance has come to light at Cardigan. It appears tha ta young farm labourer, named Daniel John, employed at Ty Bagare, near Cardigan was on Thursday last sent to Caemorgian, not far away, to hetp with the hay. He was seen was seen leaving the swede field at the former place with his pick over his shoulder ,but he never reached Caemorgan, and has not been heard of since The missing youth is between seventeen and eighteen years of age, and of a very quiet disposition. He left his watch and other effects behind him. Search has been made, but no trace of him has yet been discovered. He vs said to be related to a man who some years ago left home at night to look for stray animal, and whose body was re- covered some, days 13Jftertwards in the Teifi.
Local Wills. MR M. ROBERTS, LLANDEBIE. Mr Morgan Roberts, of Gilynn Villa, Peny- groes, Llandebie, Carmarthenshire, who died on the 8th February last, left estate valued at R421 10s 4d, aind probate of his will has been granted to Mr David Thomas, of Garn Farm, retired master mariner, and Mr John Roberts, of Dorothy street, Ystrad Rhondda. MR L. DAVIES, GELLY, LLANCRWYS. Mr Lewis Davies, of Geilly, Llancrwys, Car- marthenshire, who died on the 22nd July last, left estate of the gross valIne, of t3,387, and probate of his will, dated the 27th July, 19uù. has been granted to his sons, Mr Benj. Lewis Davies, of Wernallyn, L-lan.gadock, and Mr David Evan Davies, of Gel'ly, fanners. The testators left certain real estate in trust for his two sons, charged with annuities of a-- each, ;ma(king in all t50 per annum pay- able to his wife, Mrs Mary Ann Davies, ani I the residue of his estate he left to his two sons in equal shares.
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Carmarthen Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Town- hall, on Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, Der- Iwyn, presided. There were also present:— Messrs T. Pugh, Abernant; B. R. Thomas and J. Bedford, Laugharne; W. J. Thomas, Llanarthney; W. Williams, Llangain; John Lewis, Llangendeime; J. Bowen, Llanpump- saint; T. Davies, Lllanstephan; J. Phillips, Llanwinio; W. H. Thomas, Mydrim; David Edwards, Newchurch; David John, Saint Clears; G. E. Bowen, St. Ismael; J. S. Williams, Trelech; Miss White, Messrs Jona- than Phillips, J. P. Lewis, J. T. Lewis, Dd. Davies, and the Rev A. F. Mills, Carmar- then. MASTER'S REPORT. The .Master in his report stated that gifts were received from the following: Miss G. M. E. White, magazines and money for the children; Mrs Reid, Spilman street, illustra- ted papers. Sergt. Rees, of the Welsh Regi- ment, who is stationed in South Africa, sent £1 to be divided amongst the children. There were 84 inmates in the house, as compared with 95 on the corresponding day last year. OUTDOOR RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officers showed the amount of outdoor relief distributed dur- ing t'he preceding fortnight to have been as fdHowSi :-Filrst week, 942 paupers, an in- crease, of 16 as compared with the corres- ponding week last year; expenditure, L135 10s lid; an increase of t6 3s 3d. Second week, 940 paupers, an increase of 24; expen- diture, zC123 17s. The Clerk said that for some reason or other, the number of paupers appeared to be increasing during the last six weeks. FINANCE. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous -o,ard-dfay to have been £5,vv 16s 8d. THE TRAMPS' PARADISE. Mr J. P. Lewis drew attention to the great increase in the number of tramps for whom they found lodgings. They had paid 4d a night during the last three months. For- merly when the tramps were accomiftodated at the workhouse they used to break stones; but now they did nothing. Miss White: Who breaks the stones now ? The Clerk: Nobody. Miss White: Can't these men break stones now? The Chairman: Not if they are lodging in private housies. -ir J. P. Lewis said that they would not go to the Avorkhouse to break stones after they had stayed a night at a lodging house. The Clerk said that during the last quarter they had paid 4d a night for 560 adults and 2d a night for 2o juveniles. Rev A. Fuller Mills lasked if the, Clerk could suggest any remedy. The Clerk said that he could not, so long as they had no accommodation at the work- house. Rev A. F. 'Mills: If they won't break stones can't we refuse to entertain them. The Clerk: You cannot .refuse to provide lodgings for them if they are destitute. Mr J. Phillips said that a tramp had been begging for a, penny to help to pay for his lodgings the other night, and when he was arrested he was found to have 8d in his pocket Mr G. E. Bowen suggested that they should send some of the inmates to the other work- houses, and use the traimp cells at the work- house for the tramps. The Master said that these cells were use- ful for imbeciles and others whom it was ad- visable to keen apart from the. other patients. Miss White Can't they break stones before they go to their lodgings? The ianswer to this was also in the nega- lve, and nothing was done in the matter. MR BIRCH AM'S FAREWELL. The following letter was read:- ChepstoAV, 30th June, 1906. Dear Sir,—I am sorry that I could not see my way clear to attending a meeting of your Guardians before my retirement, which takes place to-morrow. I, therefore, ask you kindly to express to the Guardians the great regret I feel that my long connection -with South Wales and their Union has come to an end. Please tell them bow grateful I am for all the kindness and courtesy I have received at their hands and those, of their predecessors in all my relations with them; and I think we may both con- gratulate ourselves on the improvements in administration that has occurred from year to year during all this period. I also have to thank you and all the officials of the Union for a like kindness and con- eideration, and I hope you will tell them how sorry I am to have to say good-bye to them all. Believe me, Very truly yours, F. T. BIRCHAM. The Chairman: Has any gentleman any- thing to say ? Rev A. Fuller 'Mills: There has been no resolution moved with regard to Mr Bircham. The Chairman: We were in hopes of seeing Mr Bircham once .more. Rev A. F. Mills said that the proposition would look very nice coming from the chair. The Chairman said that he could only say that he was sorry Mr Birchasm was obliged to resign. He always gave them practical ad- vice. They trusted that in his retirement Mr Biicham would be happy and enjoy long life. Rev A. Fuller ÙEhIs said that t,hy might go further and fare worse in an official who filled an important office dike Mr Bircham. He had found Mr Bircham very fair, and very generous, and very genial. They would miss his add! esses, at which the press used to poke fun sometimes; no doubt in treating of matters such as those with which he had to deal, there was a necessity for some repeti- tion. When they had affiairs of difficulty to deal with they always found Mr BirohaiIll a very fair-minded man, even to those who had at times to oppose him. They regretted his resignation, and trusted that his end might be the end of him who loved righteousness, who served his generation and his God, and who fell asleep in the hope of better things (applause). The Clerk was instructed to draft a resolu- tion embodying the regret of the Board at Mr Birch aim's resignation. BABY FARMING. The Eastbourne Guardians forwarded a resolution in favour of strengthening the pre- sent law with regard to baby farming. The amendments proposed were that the regula- tions should be applied to cases in which only one child was taken in to nurse, that the £ 20 limit for adoption be abolished, and that the age iiiniit be raised to seven years. It was stated that the present Act only affected one- fifth of the children put out to nurse. The Chairman: There is no harm in our supporting that. The Clerk I do not think there is much chance of its becoming law this session. Rev A. F. Mills: It is a step in the right direction. The Chairman: You move that we support the Bill. The Rev A. F. Mills moved that they sup- port the proposed change in the law. This was unanimously agreed to. THE NURSE. A discussion took place aibout the nurse, who had left to attend to her parents. Her salary was £ 20 a year. It was decided to offer her £25 a year if she would remain in the place. LLANELLY AND ITS AMBITIONS. iiev A. F. Mills said that he did not know Av-hether he Avas in order or not, but he would like to make a. reference to the enormously voracious appetite of the Sister Borough in trying to SAxalloAV up this little Borough and an its public institutions. He did not think they could do much more than refer to the matter and to show that they were alive. He did not know whether he was voicing the opinions of the Guardians or not; there might be some who were in favour of the movement ("No, no.") He thought they would be dis- posed to enter their strong protest against the continuous agitation in onn(wi,f,inT, tn t.hi central town. They knew, of course, that it was a small Borough in many senses; but not | in every sense. Carmarthen AA'as the more I convenient town for these institutions, for those Avho served the public and the rate- payers. It Avas also more pleasant for the Llanelly people to pay a visit to a clean toAvn j like Carmarthen, so as to give them an in- sight into what was oleanliness and order. He thought they ought to show they were aliAre, and not try to keep it secret like the Town Council. He AA^ished the Llanelly peope to know that we are going to fight this through at every point, in order to maintain the prestige of the west and of this Ancient Borough, which was historical in its charac- ter, and which had been of great service to the county in many ways. Mr J. Patagonia Lewis said that the Car- marthen Guardians cut down expenses as low as possible and kept down the number of officials. They had not even a porter at the door. The Llanelly Guardians, on the other hand, kept a big staff of officials and had lately increased their salaries. If such people ruled the county Carmarthen would have to pay its share of their expenditure. The Chairman said that every Guardian in his own district should use his influence against the proposal. Mr John Phillips said that it would be cruel to make the members from Newoastle- Emlyn and Whitland attend meetings at LlaneMy. Mr J. P. Lewis: Llanelly is in a corner. Mr John Phillips: On the borders of Gla- morganshire. The motion was oarrried unanimously. THE NEW WORKHOUSE. The Architect (Mr A. 1. Jones) produced the plans for the workhouse. This provides for 87 inmates with a capacity for extension to 103. It was agreed to forward this to the Local Government Board.
Cardiff Asylum Medical Superintendentship. SHORT LIST REVISED BY THE COUNCIL DR GOODALL IN THE RUNNING. There was a buzz of excitement in the council-chamber of the Cardiff Town-hall on Tuesday over the fresh selection of five candi- dates for the post of medical superintendent of the new asylum at Whitchurch. The circumstances of the selection were most un- usual, the council having refused to accept the' short list of three recommended by the asylums committee, and insisted upon the list being the original short list of the seven candidates, who appeared before the com- mittee in person. The business of Tuesday's meeting, which was presided ovee by the deputy-mayor (Mr W. L. Yorath) was to select five out of the seven candidates, viz.: Dr Edgerfey (Menstsgi), Dr Erskine (Notting- ham). Dr Goodaill (Carmarthen), Dr S. Lloyd Jones (Colney Hatch), Dr M'Conaghey (Maodlesfield), Dr Smith (St. Albans), and Dr Wood (Hayward's Heath). The three candidates constituting the first short list, and who appeared before the last council, were Dr Erskine, Dr Edgerley, and Dr M'Conaghey, and they, together with Dr Goodall and Dr Smith, will come before the city council at another meeting, to be held next Wednesday week, at eleven o'clock, when the final selection will be made. It was decided to vote for five of the seven candidates, the lowest two to be struck out. Thirty-ifve ballot papers were put in, the result of the vote being:—" Edgerley, 24. Erskine, 22. Goodall, 20. M'Conaghey, 18. Smith, 18. Jones, 15. Wood, 8. Dr Jones and Dr Wood, being the lowest on the list, dropped out. Mr Morgan Thomas asked if it was under- stood that Drs Goodall and Smith would be aowed to canvass, in face of the fact that the other three, had already been canvassing. The Deputy Lord-Mayer said that, peraon- a/lily he thought each one ought to be treated the same. Mr F. J. Beavan said there was a resolu- tion by the council against canvassing that had never been rescinded by the Council. It had been rescinded by the committee, but that was ultra vires. Alderman E. Thomas proposed the suspen- sion of standing orders in order to discuss the question. The Deupty Lord-Mayor said that the three applicants sent up by the asylum com- mittee had been round canvassing, and it was manifestly unfair, from a moral point of view, that the other two should not be allowed to approach the members of the cor- poration before next Wednesday's meeting. Mr John Chappell seconded. He said he did so, not because he loved caiiviasmg, which was a hateful thing, but because common fairness called for it in the present instance. Mr F. J. Veall said it seemed to him that the no-canvassing resolution came to an end mechanically when the candidates appeared before the committee and angered questions and spoke on their own behalf ("No, no.") The resolution was carried unanimously.
Burry Port Licensing Compensation. A supplemental meeting of the Carmar- thenshire Compensation Authority was held at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, Mr Arthur Lewis, presiding. Three houses at Burry Port, the licences of which had been extinguished on the ground of congestion, were reterred for compensation, viz., the Joiners' Aiims, OAV tier Thomas Davies, lessees Buckley's Brewery (Limited), Llanelly, a.nd tenant David RoAvlands; Castle Inn, owner Mrs Badger, lessees Buckley's Brewery (Ltd.) and tenant Watkin Winuams the Newfound- land Inn, owner Sir Arthur Stepney, lessees Buckley's Brewery (Ltd.), and tenant Mary Ann Samuel. In accordance with the valuation of Mr Ernest Leeder, Swansea, claims were made as follow:—Castle Inn, t320 15s; Newfound- land, t381 8s; and Joiners' Arms, £ 354 6s. -i.r Riohardsi appeared for all Mr Martin Richards, Llanelly, appeared for aill the parties except Mrs Samuel. The Bench accepted the ageements put in, and made it he. folloAving apportionments:—' Joiners' Arms, t261 to be paid the owner, jEol 2s to the lessees, and £42 4s to tenant; Castie Inn, t300 to the owner (since Messrs Buckley had signed an agreement to pay her a similar amount in the event of her losing the licence), and L20 15s to the tenant; and Newfoundland Inn, t24 8. instead of -£18 10h to be paid to the tenant, t322 to the lessees, and t35 to Sir Arthur Stepney.
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