Carmarthen Borough Quarter Sessions. RECORDER'S STRONG VIEWS ON THE COUNTY AGHATION. The Midsummer Quarter Sesd-ons. for the county of the borough cf Carmarthen were held at the Guildhll, Cannarthen, on Friday, before Mr E. Jlilner Jones, recorder. The Recorder mid that it was a matter of great congratulation to that ancient town that there were no piir.oners for trial, and that there was no business to bring before the grand jury. His attention had been drawn that morning to an admirable letter which had been sent cut hv the Toxm Clerk (Mr It. JL ihemas). There a suggestion put forward that the offices of the county council should he removed that ancient town to Llanelly. He was glad to -.ee that their town clerk had put forward hi.s rgl- nwnt-if lie might say so—the geographical argument in favour cf Carmarthen. Of course, there was another great argument— that that ancient borough ha 1 been the seat of government of the county for centuries. But the argument, and the -strongest argu- ment. «>emed t8' him—speaking as a native of th.t comity, and one who knew the geo- _grr.pliy cf the eciinty -t,) I),- that Carmarthen wts the most centra] and the mrst conven- ient place to hold nil county business. Llan- elly was placed in a corner bordering on the county of Glaimorgan and for the northern M.rt of the county, from Llandovery down, he. thought that, en the Avhole. Carmarthen, perhars, wna the most corvenient, although IJfUielly wni almost o>, convenient. But when they got to the other end nnd took in Bnch places as Whitlnnd. ->ewca tie Emlyn. andLampeter, nnd the whole of that, rns- t-rict which formed a very large portirn of the county. Carmarthen waft by far the mlt &nyejiient place (bar, hear). He thought it right to allude to the question, and no more. The R ecorder then discharged the grand jury with the thanks of the Borough for their attendance. The Mayor (Mr H. E. Blagdon-Richards) r. as sworn in a a magistrate for the borough. NEWCASTLE EMLYN'S PROTEST. At a meeting cf the Newcastle Emlyn Board cf Guardians, Newcastle Emlyn Rural ntrid Council, and Llnndy.sn! District Council held at Newcastle FAmlyn cn Friday, rer,olut!r.rr; were linen imoiuslv pensed in fav- our of the retention of the county offices at Carmarthen, and declaring that the contem- plrled change would be highly detrimental to the best inter, ests rf the county. The nnrner- ritts additions lately made to the bench in the Br stern Division of Carmarthenshire, with- out any corresponding increa e in the West- ern division, were described ns facilitating the mi cheviou-; proposals, of the eastern mcg".trater, to remove three out of the four qurrter fusions for the year from the ancient capital and county toAvn of Carmarthen.
Resuscitating School Honnls. WALES AND THE DELEGATION OF POWERS. (By a. Parliamentary Expert). One of the worst evils and greatest publro wrongs perpetrated by the Education Act of 1902 was to effect the extinction of School Boards. One of the merits of the Education Act of 1906 which should appeal strongly to every educationist, and to -11 who desire to promote efficiency in administration and to create a healthy local interest in the seliools, is that it makes the resuscitation of School Boards possible. Tliis is effected by the new clause 26 intro- duced by iMr BnreH, and caried by a great majority in the House of Commons, on Wed- nesday. j This new clause is the longest, and one of the most Important, in the whole Bill. In- deed, it is almost an glii-cation Reform Bill in itself, and constitutes what may be termed a Lccal Chanter of Liberties in educational matter. Owing to tlit, le-gal phraseology used in the drafting of the clause, the com- plicated and involved character of its provi- sions, and the absence of anything like a popular explanation of its terms, the real magnitude of the change it proposes to effect in the local administration of education has not yet been realised. Mr Riirrell accepted the text cf some amendments, and the spirit of others which he undertakes to introduce on the report stage next week. WHAT THE COUNTY COUNCILS MUST DO. Every County Council for a county ad- rainistrat ive area containing a population of over 65,000 must. and those for counties with a smaller population may, within two years after the passing of the Act, submit to the Board of Education a scheme c-f devolution for that county. Under this population Limit Glamorgan-1 ahire, Monmouthshire, Carina:thenshire, and Pembrokeshire, in South Males, and Cwrnar- vonsliire. Denbighshire, and Flintshire III North ales, must submit their scheme within the time mentioned. The other coun- ties may, but are not bound to, sibmit schemes. Assuming that the Welsh National Council of Education has been then estab- lished, the schemes in the case of any We*. county will be submitted to the Council, and not to the Board of Education. The County Boroughs, and Autonomous Areas i Are Excluded from the operation of the clause for reasons which need not here be entered into. The County Council is forbidden to dele- gate under the scheme nny cf its powers to levy a rate, to incur capital expenditure, or to raise money on loan. These powers were also withheld fiom the Ccuntv Education Committees under the Act of 1902. The County Council r: mains all«o the final cotilt of- ppoal in the craæof appointments and dis- missals of the school staff. THE NEW SCHOOL BOARDS. The clause allows the County Council a wide discretion as to.(a) the constitution of the now bodies about to be created (b) the tfrea. of their j infliction and (c) the extent of, the delegated powers Let us concentrate attention on the essential fact that the indi- vidual loca.i,y is to be given practical control of its own schools. The vivifying influence of local interest on education under the oL School Beard system is too well known to need demonstration. That vivifying influence was almost Avhollv suppressed by the Act of 19C2. The h tendency cf that Act has been to discourage local interest in local schoools, and to cen- tralise all powesr in the hands of the Coun'y Education Committee, which in many in- stances meant leaving the practical adminis- tration of education in the hands of officials. That evil may now be remedied by the establishtnctrt of what, for all practical pur- pose, may be called a universal system of School Boa i-ds. THE NEW SoxiOOL BOARD AREA. One cf the necessary evils of the old School Board system was the limited extent of its area. The. parish being made the unit multi- plied unnecessarily the numW of authorities •nd correspondingly reduced their effective- ness. It frequently happened that a School Board brought into existence by the costly machinery of a contested election had after all-but one school, and that a man one, unlkr its jurisdiction. One of the defects of the new clause is that it turnkey a rspitition of this evil possible, though not necessary. It is left entirely to the County Council to deteimine the area for each new School Board. That area must. however, be one cr more exixsting local government areas. That is to say, broadiy speaking, no area which is now separately rated for its cwn lcoal purposes can be divi- ded. Any iiuniber of thein^ however, may be combined. Thiis one large parish may have its own School Brard; ci- any number of pa r- ishes may have one Joint School Board. A noTeity in administration is the oower given t-ho County Council to unite areas not con- ti goons. This makes it possible to bnin" towns divided from each other by agricul- tural parishes under one School Board, while) placing the agricultural parishes themselves under another. We may thus possibly have ft United Urban &1hcol Board caring for the interests of urban councils, and a United Rural School Board oaring for the' interests of rural schools only. I am not There discuss- .L '1.1. J 'I. ing me (lesuraoimy, but only the possibility, af such an arrangement. I aim inclined to think that Wales will evolve a scheme of her own.—"South WRlIoo, Jfcwly News."
St. Clears Athletic and Aquatic nub. SUCCESSFUL DAY'S SPORT. The third annual sports in connection with the St. Clears Athletic and Aquatic Club held in the neighbourhood of the Quay on Friday. The athletic events took place in the low lying field beyond the bridge, in the presence of a largo concourse of specta- tors. The. swimming matches and boat races wore held in the fine stretch of river adjoin- in ;and the time having been fixed to suit the tide. the-competitors, had excellent oppor- tunities ot shewing their prowess in the water. The fame- of 1.11s annual event is growing rapidly. When it was started two years ago, swimming had l>ccome almost a last art in St. Clears; but this time, thanks to the spirit of emulation which has been stirred npby the club, the competition in the local events was highly creditable to the neighbourhood. Very gratifying, too, is the fact that St. Clears attracts well known champions to take part in its local sports. To all who take any interest at all in swimming, the name of Mr John Rees, of Burry Port, the winner of the quarter mile race, is Avell known as that of one of the champions of South Wales if not of the Kingdom and in athletic circles the names of Mr Sam Thomas, Paris House, Carmarthen, Mr J. M. Thomas, Haverfordwest, a,nd several other winners aire equally well known. The first race on the programme was a very narrow thing, being won by an inch or less. In the. high jump the height attained was 5ft. 4tu,; in the pole jump, 6ft. 3in. and in the long jump, the distance covered was 19ft. There was some very fine work seen in the water, the diving and the rescue work calling for special notice. There were, stmange to say, no coracle men from Carmarthen taking part in the coracle race, which was, therefore, a local eveiit in fact (although not so by the rules). It i to be presumed that it pays better to keen the coracles in Carmarthen during the salmon season. The officials were: President, Dr J. Phillips, Dnvgraig, St. Clear's Patrons, Dr V. LI. W. Jones, Mr R. H. Harries M.F.H., Ir J. H. The-mas, J.P., Mr L. P. Jones, Mr J. Morris, Mr H. L. Harries, Mr John Griffiths, Captain D. J. Powell, Mr W. H. Dempster, Mr W. Towers-Smith, Captain T. Jones, Dr R. L. Thomas; Bellman, Mr W. Watts, St. Clears; Judge, Mr R. H. Harries, M.F.H. Handi- cappers, Messrs T. H. Griffiths, D. Howell Smith, and H. Hughes Starter, Mr S. J. Evans; Treasurer, Mr T. E. Francis, Royal Exchange, St. Clear's Hon. Sees., Mr W. R. James, Three Bells; and Mr D. T. Davies, King's Head, St. Clears Field Steward Mr T. T. Uoyd, Green Park. LIST OF EVENTS. ATHLETIC. 100 i a-rds Handicap Foot Race for Boys under 1.5 years of age :-Fir,t prize, 2s 6d; 2nd, Is 6d; 3rd, ls:'l, James Phillips, St. Cleans; 2, Stanley Edwards; 3, Nero Williams 120 Yards Handicap Hurdle Race:—First prize, 10s; 2nd, 5.1; 3rd, 2s 6d: 1, Sani Thomas, Carmarthen; J. M. Thomas, Havei f(,i-dNi-est; 3, F. R. Williams, Haver- fordwest. High Jump:—First prize, os 2nd, 2s 6d; 3rd, Is: 1, and 2, divided between Sam Thomas, Cannartlien and E. Evans, Tenby; 3, Edward Griffiths, St. Clears. Weight Piitting:-Fift-t prize, 2s; 2nd, Is; 3rd, 6d. 1, D. Brigstocke, St. Clears; 2, Luther Bees; 3, D. J. Phillips. Long Jump:—First prize, os; 2nd, 2s 6d; 3rd, Is: 1 and 2, divided between Sam Thomas, Carmarthen and W. Davies, Llan- ddowror; 3, J. M. Thomas, Haverfordwest. 100 Yards Local 8craltah Race (confined to with i n a radiu of three miles of St. Clears Quay):—First prize. Silver medal; 2nd, os; 3rd, 2s 6d: 1, D. T. Lewis, Haulfan, St. Clears; 2 and 3, divided between W. Davies, Lfanddowrar and B. Wiililiams, St. Clears. 1igh Pole Jump:—First prize, 2nd, 2s 6d; 3rd, Is: 1, Edward Griffiths, St. Clears: 2, J. M. Davies, St. Clears. Quarter-mile Handicap Race :—First prize, 10s; 2nd, 56: 3rd, 280 6d: 1, B. Lewis, Clyn- deinven 2, John White, Havoifordwest; 3, T. H. Jen kins, Carmarthen. 100 Yards Open Scratch RaceFirst prize, jCl; 2nd. 10s; 3rd, 5s 1, B. Lewis, Clynderwen 2, J. L Thomas, Haverford- Avest; 3, T. H. Jenkins, Carmarthen. AQUATIC. A prize of Is given to each child under 15 yeai-s of age who swims across the river (con- fined to within a radius of three miles of St. Clears Quay): David Howells. Youths' Race, under 18 rears of ntr« •— First prize, 3s; 2nd, 2.s; 3rd, Is: 1, Enoch Morris, New 2, B. Williams, Mason's 3, OscAir Rogers. Quarter-mile RaceFirst prize, tl 2nd, 10s; 3rd, 2s 6d: 1, John Reos, Burry Port; 2, S. Lawrence, Llanelly; 3, J. Greenwood, Carmarthen. Exhibition Diving:—Prize, 4&: J. Rogers, Carmarthen. L ngest Distance Dive:—First prize, 5s; 2nd, 2.s 6d: 1, S. Lawrence, Llanelly; 2, J. Rogers, Carmarthen. Championship Race (confined to those. who are new or have been residing within a radius of two miles of St. Clears Qiiay):-Fi,i-.st prize Sih-er modal: 2nd, os; 3rd, 2s 6d: 1, J. Davies, King's Head 2, H. Watts; 3, D. T. Davies, Head. Best and Neatest Rescue :—First prize, o.s. Divide between Oscar Rogers and John Ilees, Carmarthen and H. Watts and Owen Griffiths, St. Clears. Plank and Shovel Race:—First prize, 5s; 2nd, 2s 6d 1, J. Pec-w,, Carmarthen; 2, H. Watts. St. Clears. Cc-racle Race:—First prize, 4s; 2nd, 2, 1, W. Beynon 2, J. M. Davies, King's Head. ScullliiiT Boat Race (one oar) :-FI.rst prize, 10s; 2nd, 5s: 1, Mr Lewis Roberts, ferryman, Laugbarne 2, Jack Rowlands, L^ueharne. SHOOTING MATCH. A clay pigeon shooting match was held at St. Clears on Friday morning before the sports. The match was not by any means a success as the champion class Avas not shot off. for want of entries, and the novice class had the prizes reduced. In the latter class, the first prize wa.s won hy Mr W. Davies, Eagle Inn, Carmarthen (6 out of 6); the second bv Mr E. Davies, Llanfallteg (6 out of 7) and the third hy D. J. Davies, St. Clears (5 out of 5)..In the first sweepstake, the prize was divided between W. Tucker, Nar- berth and H. Griffiths, Clynderwen. In another sweepstake, the first prize Avent to W. Tucker, and the second to D. J. Phillips, Pwlltrap. In the douhle rise W. Tucker AY as first, and H. Griffiths, Clynderwen, second. Mr Joseph Williams, Masons Arms, wa-, the escretary.
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iNo Hope for Women. DOCTOR NEVER KNEW FEMALE DRUNKARD iO BE RECLAIMED. Dr A\ orsn iek, a member of the Chorlton Board of l C rvliaiis, has a poor opinion of the woman who takes to drink. "In thirty years' experience as a. medical man in Manchester," lie says, "I have not come across a single case of a woman drunkard being redaimed." He has grave doubts as to the value of the Ine- briates Act. "I have known many hundreds of drunken women," he says, "and I have seen many attempts to reclaim them. But I have never known of a s/uccessfful reolama- tion. Nor do I believe that there are any ita cuics on record. The woman who once gives way to drink is as good as hopeless, and it its next to useless to attemp to cut off her supply of liitoxjLpaiibj. The drinking Avoman is cunmng to a degree, ami she has a thou- sand ami one w ays of circumventing those who set them-eves to prevent her indulgence. Inebriates homes are established in the best possible cause, and it is a pity that they have not been successful in tileirairns." The opinion of Dr Worawick is to some extent borne out by the figures in the Man- chester police returns for 1905. The only persons committed to inebriate reformatories were twelve women, andalmong the women convicted were three who had qualified twice in one year for entry into the home, and another who had qualified three times. Dr >\ orswick believes thait habitual dmnJmrds- particularly women—should be treated as lunatics, and Fellt to asylums. The money spent on inebriate homes, he says, is wasted, and if the authorities would admtt Avhat they know to be true such places would be aban- doned.
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Uandilo Urban District Council. THE MARKET MUDDLE. A special meeting of the Llandilo Urban District Council was held on Friday evening for the purpose of talting into consideration the reply received from the Lord of the Mia 11 or with regard to his rights, re the markets and .fairs, and after a period of com- parative calm at the meetings nfter the storm and stress of the Battle of the Sites meetings, there were signs that there were sonic more storms ahead. Before, the fault was rightly or Avrangly put on the chairman, but it AA ais. the new chairman that fault was found with on Friday night by .Mr Stevens. Had the 1 4 general public anticipated what took place there would have been a crowded room, but as the meeting had in the sight of the public been getting taime, there were only half-a- dozen present to witness what took place. The members present too were just the bigger half-as to the better half is another question—and comprised the Chairman Mr L. Bishop), and Messrs W. Griffiths D. Jones, D. Stevens, Evan Jones, W. Jones J. Young Davies, Chalks Jenkins.—The Chairman said it was not necessary they should read the minutes as it Avas a special meeting. Mr Gfliiffith.s could repeat as wen as to what took place when the deputation met Mr Gulston. He would just however, ask the Clerk to read Mr Gulston's reply.—Mr Evan Jones Avanted to knelw at once why the Clerk should have told them Mr Gulston would not be in town the Saturday following the last meeting, and after all he was in town. Evidently Mr Jones seemed to smell a, iiat, and the Clerk had to convince him that it was on other business than that to do with the Council that he had come to them, but he the Clerk took advantag? of it to speak to him with regard to the market. The letter from Mr Gulston was of a teclinical nature, and w as. to the effect that as far as lay in his power as lord of the manor, he gave consent to the Council establishing such markets and fairs in such places as might be selected, pro- vided that they were established Avithin two years from the date -11th of July, and that the sum of t30 was paid to him Av-itthin 14 (lays. --Clia iiiiiiiii Perhaps Mr Griffiths will explain what took place. Mr Griffiths then explained that Mr Gulston had asked £ 100 for parting with his manorial rights, but they talked him down to t30 including the pay- ment of solicitor's costs. He w-ciilcl now pro- pose that the Council accept the offer.—Mr v. Jenkins askau if the Committee—the Chair- man, Mr E. A. llobvnts, and Mr Griffith. were satisfied that Mr Gulsten was lord of the ntan,oi-ttki,irni.an I don',t think we have any more satisfaction than his assurance.— Mr Stevens: Is he prelyiivl to give the money back, if he is not He Avas pre- pared when he asked £ 100.—And now began the scene, by Mr Stevens, ominously asking, How did you not see him on the Monday?— Chairman Becnise he would not fee us.—Mr Stevens: e (with special emphasis on the "we" should knoAv of it.—Chaiirniian (sooth- ingly): TYe did net like to bring up unplea- sant things; but this did not make Mr Stevens any the pleasanter as lie said, I undeif-rtand yen did not see him until Chairman, in reply, confessed that lie could not see Mr Stevens' point. He replie 1 that the paint was the reason why they did not go until the Wednesday.—Chair- man If you want to knew all the particulars -—Mr Stevens: We .should (emphasis oil the should not the we this time) know it.-Tlle Chainiman did not know albou,t the "should." —Mi Stevens: We are the representatives of the ratepayers tall(I should know it.—The Chaimian, wishful to calm Mr Stevens' ruffled feelings, then told him h? .should have full particulars, and to the evident enjoy- ment of the few privileged to listen to it but to the evident discomfort of Mr Stevens, he told hoAV the deputation arranged to go by the two o clock train, how ho harl his soup, which lliI: Sterens hoped was not too strong, before going and found that Mr Roberts had his dinner, and that all Avas in vain as Mr T. G. W illiaaiis stopped them going as he had a letter trcim Mr Gulston, etc., etc.—Mr Stevens can stand a lot, but he could not stand all that bantering by a past master in the art, and so he said, amidst laughter, I am satisfied Mr And them if you will allow me to go on But no. In future, we shall know who to put on a dt-ptit,.ttioii.-Th-ii.s already the new broom is not sweeping to Mr Stevens' satisfaction.— The Chairman, ignoring, said practically Mr SteA-ens had saad "It is enough. Stay noAv thy tongue, went on to tell him what Mr Griffiths had already said, and that he had given Mr Gulstoij a Avfitten undertaking that he shoud have the £30 in 14 days or the undertaking would be at an end. The ques- tion then wtbat would the Council do as the Clerk had expliained to him that the Local Government Beard would not consent to it, and without that the £ 3Q would be more or less thrown away,—Mr W- Jones expected the aiiditor would surch'arge tho amount-— The Clerk said that would be ko.—Mr W. Griffiths: V ory likely Mr Gulston will consent to a delay, l he Chairman: He was very keen in not giving us too much time.—The C'nk then explained that he had had yet no reply from the L.G.B. to his last letter.—Mr Griffiths Avanted to urge upon them for a .reply.—Chaijman The question is what to do?—Mr W. Jones did not think it would be a wise plan to pay the amount! They had better try Mr Gulston to put it off for a while.—Mr Evan Jones was afraid of putting off.—Chairman Will you propose Mr Gulston he asked to defer the obtaining of a final answer.—Mr Griffiths did propose, and Mr J. V. Davie- seconded. Until the enquiry was hold and consent obtained by the L.G.B. to borrow the money for the new market.—This was. carried unanimously.—The Chairman, taking tlie laAvyor hike view of a not very pro- mising outlook, said Supposing he does not consent, the Clerk ought to call a meeting again. The time is up on Tuesday.—Mr Evan Jones would have a meeting called.— Unfortunately Mr E. A. Roberts only en- tered ait this stage, else what had been said that evening might not have been said by his quondam IVentenant, in the pitched battles of the sites.—It was agreed that a meeting, if nece"f-)(1ry, should he called next Wednesday morning.—Now Mr Roberts had to see that the Lieu to want was up in arms once more, as ho said to the Chairman "I thought you were to blame as much as anybody."—Chairman: I clon't think it i> fair Mr Stevens: ] tli; tik :t is f ail-. --Ciiialil mail Will you confine youlself to order! If you have a complaint 'against any member.—Mr Stevens: That is my complaint.—Chairman: When you do attack any member, you should bring it for- ward by inctioji.-Alis, there are no Stand- ing Orders.—it you have anything to say against me.—Mr Stevens said the committee was to hl.amp.. There was no time for notice of motion.—Chairman: Do you move any- thing?—Mr Stevens: No sir. I am only just tolling you.—Mr Griffiths wanted to ask the L.G.B. to get the inquest—good word under the circumstances—as scon as possible.—Mr Robe rts begged to second it, and his reason was that the L.G.B. had been very hard upon them. True, they had allowed them to pro- long the question, but they had been very severe for al ltli,,Lt. And then forgetful of the twenty-one battles that took place before the Council selected a site, Mr Roberts coolly blamed the L.G.B. for the delay.—The Chadr- man said lie must draw the attention of the Council to what was in a paper issued that day. He then read out the following notice Avhich appeared in last week's issue of the "Carmarthen Weekly Reporter" which was a., follows:— THE LLANDILO MARKET COMPANY. The L/landilo and District Ca-Ltle Market and Auction Mart Company (Limited) has just been registered with a capital of t2,,500 in £ 1 shares to establish and cany on at Llandilo Bridge, Carmai'tli^nshire, or else- were, a cattle market and auction mart, lhe subscribers aire: D. W. Drummond, of Iortiscliff, Ferry.side; W. Jones, Waterloo > ilia, LJandilo, 'merchant; Evan Jones, Glan- ceinioii, Llaiulilofawr, surveyor; G. Griffiths, Lae. yffynon, Llandilof awr, estate ogent; I!?'1 Manoravon, Llandilofawr; R. Falconer. Bremen da, LlanartJiney, faamer; and 11. Jamos, lycanol, IylaiHlebio, fiarmor. Minimum cash suhscripfcin 25 per cent, of the shares offered to the public. The num- ber cf directors is not to be lets than seven nor more than eleven the first directors a,c D. Di-iinimoii-d, W. Jones Evan Jones, G. G- ifhths, R. Falconer, and R. Jame<. Qualifi- cat-ic-n, £10. HeglstcTed office: K-'nw-street Ljandilo. There that had been given out to the puhc. If they went en and established a market of that kind ought they not as a Council to intimate to them that they would use their utmost endeavours to prevent them holding a market in opposition to one in the town. That was the proper way to do. The Clerk should write to them to caution them. He did not like, as a Chadittnan to propose anything diiastic, but where there was such a: tin eat as that held cut to the town, it was an exceptional case, and whatever the feel- mgs of his co-councillors might be, he would IT/uVf Clerk be instructed to write 11 IlliiL 11,0 Ila-cl already stated and inform them that the Council melant to carry out their threat. Knowing the circumstances, it was one of the most glaring cases cf the kind he nad ever heard. Hp was sorry to see the names, of some peope mixed up in the affair. t° injure the town and trade. He blustfied toi them and he could not understand why they tried to injure the townspeople and injure themselves.—Mr W. Griffiths said they had no market at Llandilo. They had not even had consent with the L.G.B. for one. They must have a market somewhere, and I they eh on Id oe glad to get it. They could threaten, but he did not think they had any powev.— Cliairnian Do you 'move «e do not? -Mr G^ffiths: No; but I don't see any hann m threatening them.-Mr Evan Jon?s de- claiied that as long as the Council had been told they had powev by the greatest coun- sellors in London he did not think they should be afraid to do Avhat they could, Avhen they saw those people going so hard against the ,e ^OJ" his town. He did not px- l>ect to liiA-e long, but he wanted to have some, thing done foi- th? noxt generation.—The ltai, ln;aii: If there is no amendment to this
Penod i Pethau sydd yn ysgafnhau bywyd Yr oedd yn arferiad meddwl y byddai yn anmhosibl siarad â phobl ganoedd o filldiroedd o bellder, neu i olchi dillad heb eu berwi. Yr oedd hyny cyn y telephone a Fels-Naptha, Yn awr y mae y ddau yn bosibl.. 7 Ond ni ellwch siarad wrth waeddi, na golchi hefo y sebon cyffredin. Rhaid i chwi ddef- nyddio y telephone yn y naill achos a Fels-Naptha yn y Hall. Y mae gwyddoniaeth yn gwneuthur bywyd yn ysgafnach i ddynion a merched, Chapter Things That Make Life Easier It used to be thought impos- sible to speak to people hundreds of miles away or to wash clothes without boiling them. That was before the telephone and Fels-Naptha. Now you can do both, But you can't do the talking by shouting or the washing with ordinary soaps. You must use the telephone in the one case and Fels-Naptha soap in the other. o,' Modern science is making life easier for both men and women. FeU-Naptba 39 Wilson street London IC
Llandilo Folicp foart. SATURDAY.last, before Mr L. N. Powell, Col. Mmyhew, and Mr Henry Herbert. NO NAME ON CART. D. Evans, farmer, Bwlch was charged with using a cart without a name.—P.C. Davies, Cothi Bridge, said that on the 4th inst., he found the defendant driving a cart on the highway at Brechfa without a name. Defen- dant was not present, as he was busy with the hay.—Fined 10s, including costs. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE AND CART. Ess.; x Davies, timber haui:er, was charged with the above offence.-P.C. Davies said that on the 2nd inst., he found the defendant very drunk in charge of a cart and horse. He took chai-ge of it, and drove defendant home.—Fined 10s and costs, 6 s6d. NOT CUTTING HIS YARN SHORT. William John Davies, collioi-, was charged with being dmi-nk and disorderly.—P.C. W. F. Lewis said he saw the defendant very drunk in Llandebie village, and using bad language. He went into the Golden Grove Arms and ha to leave. He gave a lot of t!i-<Ai ble. -Defend aiit I have nothing to say, but the policeman would be more of a gentle- man if he had cut his yarn in two.-A pre- vious charge of the same class was put in last Deceniber.-Fined 7s 6d and costs. NO LIGHT. Thomas Arthur Williams was charged with riding a bicycle without a light.—P.C. Davies Cothi Bridge, saw him iriding on the highway at 10.20 p.m. on the 8th inst. He rode after him, 'but could not overtake him.- Fined 10s. A NUISANCE. Thomas Edwards, collier, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk.— P.S. Morgan said that at 9.45 p.m. on the 6th inst., he found the defendant sitting down in the Mount Pleasant Inn. The landlord told Avitness the defendant was a nuis-ance, that he had come in drunk and refused to leave.—Fined 10s. CARRYING PREACHERS NO EXCUSE. "1 hennas Hionnas, farmer, Llanfynydd, ad- v I mitted that ,he used a cart without a name. P.C. Davies proAre;l meeting the defendant with a spring cart at V clin.CI;wm. He had two pireacher.s in the cart at the time. He said his sign was at the carpenter's shop at Llanfynydd t.Fined 10s. A QUARTETTE OF DRUNKARDS. Benj. Jones and Laura Jones, Thomas Priee and Sophia Price, husbands and wivos. gipses, were charged with l.eing drunk. The men did not appear.—In answer to the charge, Sohpia Price sa-kl she was slightly drunk 'and not u-sed to it. Laura Jones" ad- mitted she was drunk, but had only been drunk twice all her life, and never in such a place as that court before.—Inspector Davies said that on the 11th inst., between five and six in the afternoon, he saw T. Price near the Cross Reads, Ammanford. He got into a spring cart. He was very drunk, and nearly drove into a shop window. Saw Ben Jones drunk also then. At 7 o'clock he saw the tour defendants together very drunk They P'lVU1? £ hoT va,n 011 the sido of t}ie 1 cad, and Awth difficulty he got them to move P S Morgan was with him at the time—Sophia 1 rice told tne bench she had been 30 veaa-s in the county and nevpr in a place like that before. Hopedth would look over her ev™ £ %7 ? Constable said he did not expect the women to appear, as the male defendants had sent him a postal order for of l(kS rT'^The],m,dl imposed fines ot 1 Us each, which coveietl the amount.—The defendant curtseying deeply: Thank you, sir, much obliged to you, sir. NEEDING A SSI STANCE. David Davies. "inysybAvl, farm servant, was charged with hoing drunk.—Inspector Davies tl):It It (,'lie O'cleck oil the morning of the 14th inst., he found the defendant lyin" down asleep on Pantyffyncn road. He was \'my di unk >a.nd had to ass/ist him on his way. Hc- Iia-I not him since. -Defencl--iiit did not appear, and a Avarrant was issued. THE DRINK. Michael Coon Avas charged with bein<* drunk. —Insiwctor Davies saw the defendant on the Cross Roads. Ammanford, very drunk and staggering, and knocking up against peode. Witness told him he had better ao home. He went, but saw him again at 10 o clock in the sr-irne condition.—Fined 2s 6d and costs. JerrA- S,henny/ a tramping labourer, was charged witn being dnrnk. He did not ap- Pea, Davies t-ad that on Satur- day the 14th inst., about 5 p.m. in the after- noorn, he siaw the defendant very drunk in College street, Ammanford. He entered the three piibuO houses, into which witness had to follow hrm.-Defendant did not appear and a warrant wars issued. Frederick Harrison, a saddler, Avas charged with being, drunk and disorderly at Llandilo on the 19th inst, P.C. Smith .said he found hum in Bridge street d.runk.-Defendant said N, wa: 1116 nrfilt ottence m that part of the country. As defendant had been locked up since Ihursday, he was let off without fur- ther punishment, but. warned that he must not come there again. James Craig, a tramp, w:w charged with being drunk and incapable. — P. g. Peter Jones said that at 10 o'clock yesterday, lie found the defendant too dni^k to take care of lumselif and had to lock him up. Defen- dant asked the bench to et him go. and he would neverr trouble them again. He came from Pambroke.-The Bench let him go allso, out advised hum to cleiar off. THEFT BY A LAD. A ]ad named John Jones, of Ammanford, was charged with .stealing two half crowns. 1 g. Davies, liy.-showel, Ammanford said she was a shopkeeper. Her- husband was Will IXavies. About 6.30 on the morning of the fifth of July she left her shop for a Avhile. When she returned she saw John Jones the jad, sttfwidiing on the shop door. She went behind the counter and missed tAvo half- crown pieces from a till in a cupboard. The till was a box in the cupboard. She saw the money last the previous night. When she get (>ack, the boy asked for a pennyworth of chocolate. He tendered half a crown for it. Witiiesi asked hiilm Avhore he had it. He said .a.. 1_ 1 cn nis unoDiier to get change. She asked if she should go and ask his mother, and he oried and saild he was not willing. It was after seeing the half-crown with the lad that she went to the cupboard and found the money missing. Only her husband ever wernt to the t.iU heside-s her. He sometinies went to the till for change. She searched the boy, but there was no one present at the time. She found another half crown in his pockets. He then sa.id he had them on the counter, but witness told him lie must have been to the tj;,I. He afterAvards said he had them m the till and asked witness not to ten his mother.—Thfs father said the lad, who Avas now sobbing sadly, Avas gijilty.—Supt. Evans said he had been asked by the complainant to say that she did not wish to press the charge The money had been given back.—The father was bound ovor in the sum of tjo to see to months behaviour for the next six mont-lis.
LETTER BAG -IIYSTERY. -Excitement has been caused in Llandebie, Carmarthenshire by • the discovery in a stable of a letter bag Avhich contains letters bearing a date stamp of some years ago. The poitice and the postal authorities have been communicated -with,
Annual Feirice at the Pilgrim's Clmrcli, St. Clears. The annual service in the ruins of the old church of Llanfihangel-Abercowin, commonly 11 known as tho Pilgrim's Church, was held on Sunday aifternoon, at 2.30 p.m. The service ivas. as usual, bilingual, and the ".el&t sermon Avas delivered by the Vicar (the ltev W. Davies). The Rev Canon Camber Wil- liams preached from Exodus xii, 26, "What mean ye by this. service." He referred to the fact that the spot had been consecrated by the prayers and praises of something like 1,100 years. They Avislied to remind them- selves year by year tha.t they were one with the church of those early days. The name Llanlihangel, or "Church of St. Michael" took them back to the period immediately succeeding tne year 700. Churches and parishes dedicated to St. Michael represented the later Christvanisuig of districts which lay out of the beaten track in placets inaccessible by reason of their mountainous or marshy character. Churches in those early days were made of wattle, or basket work covered over with mud, but one house succeeded another, and God's family and spiritual church re- mained the same. The three creeds which God's people to-day professed were the same as those of the old church of our forefathers in the early days of the Avattle building. The spiritual songs which had ascended that after noon and the words of prayer which they had used were mainly the same heard in those sacred walls centuries ago. Then, as now, the Church of Wales was the same. When the first building was erected there, the Church was served by the same three orders of Bishops, priests, and deacons. There was a mighty inspiration in a lengthy ancestry, and they loved to think that they had drank of the same river that took its rise on the slope.5 of Pentecost. This gathering took them back to tlie day when there were no fis*>ure>s and 110 divisions amongst the followers of Christ. At the pi-e-ieiit time there were bet-ween 200 and 300 such divisions, a fact which barbed the shafts cf the unbeliever. They gathered there year by year to remind themselves that it was in the old religious home of their people in the old church cf the land that the centre of Chistian unity and the meeting place where those who had broken away either c'n the light hand or oil the left hand could once again meet in common brother- hood. The history of the church gave them every encouragement and hope. Whatever amount of truth there might be in the story of the self-buried pilgrims, one oouild gather that it referred to a time of stress and panic, aim yet the tiny bark of LLanfihangel Church rode .safely over the billows. 2o0 years ago in days of Puritan oppression, when the shep- herd had been banished and the law forbade h: preaching within 20 rnilee. of his scattered sheep, men thought that the Church was deac,, and the great storm of political power rolled upon its grave, and yet once more the miracle of ressurection was repeated so to- day when the clouds were gathering and the storm seemed imminent they drew courage and confidence from the fact that* the God who had delivered their forefathers was with them. The Rev J. Evan Jones, B.A. vicar of Llangan, delivered an impressiA-e sennon in Welsh upon the text, "Not by might, not by pevver, but by my Spirit." A\ -tli their usual generosity AI v and Airs Uiohards, Treventy Farm, provided tea for LG visitors, as aliso did the vicar at the school- room.
Wedding of Jh; I thel Piiiiipps i'ictoi; Castle. Amidst every manifestation cf rejoicing the marriage wai .yolemnised at oiebech Chinch. Pembrokeshire, oil Ihui-jJay after- neon of Miss Ethel Pliilippa Fhiiipps, eldest gulighter of -r Chadesalld Lady IMiilipps, orfPictcll Castle, with Capt. Harry Hickman Bromfield, D.S.O., 3id Batt. South Wales Boi\,ereis. The event aroused the greatest interest in Haverfordwest and throughout the county. The invited guests numbered nearly 500. Between the Pictcn Castle lodge and he church severaJ triumphal arches had been erected, whilst the church itself had been profusely decorated. Punctually at 2.30 the bride entered tho sacred edifice leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop of St. David's assisted by the Vicar (Hev Canon Lloyd)' the Rev T. H. Orpen, of Caiiiibi-ide (uncle of the bride), and the Rev W. E. Haigh, of St. 1 aril's, Clifton, an old friend of the Picton family. The best man was Captain Gibson \\atts. The service was fully choral, Dr Greenish being at the organ and the St. Mary's Church choir, Haverfordwest, in at- tendance. The Psalm sung was 68, "God be merciful unto us," and the second hymn &un(y kneeling, was "0 perfect love." A partial la' 'y appi opriate address AA'.as given to the nünly-wedded pair, and the concluding hymn was, "Thine for ever, God of love." t:> Showers of confetti greeted the weddir. y party as they left the church, their depart ture as well as arrival being Avitnessed by hundreds of .spectators. The band of the h L Y.B. Welsh greeted Mr and Mrs Bromfield with the "Nuptial inarch" as they reached the Castle, and their entrance was signalled by the strains of -•j.eiidelssohn's "Wedding March," played on the fine Castle organ by Mr C. Buhner. 0 The bride AVUS attired in an ideal bridal gown of white chiffon air ranged Aviith gradua- ted hand", of white satin outlined ia-iiitli crystal and beautifully embroidered with garlands of ciystal and silver leaves. The Court train, w Inch of the richest duciiesse, was em- broidered a. 1 over with crystal and silver the design being roses and foliage. It was draped from both shoulders, Avhilst from one shollilder a very beautiful real lace veil was arranged and a lovely train of ciystal and v, silver leaves, supported it on the shoulder, The briclo al.sK> wotv a tiara of orange blossoms and a tulle veil, and posies of orange blossoms and white heather relieved the gown. She carried a bouquet cf lilies cf the "valley tuberoses and white heather, and her jewels consisted of a diamond necklace, the gift of the Pembrokeshire and Hoverfordwest ten- ants, and a. diamond, opal and sapphire pen- dant, the gift of the bridegroom. The train bearers were Miss Edith Nicholls, niece of the bridegroom, and Master George vigars, grandson ot the vicar of Slebech. The seven bridesmaids were Miss Gladys. Philipps, sister of tne bride; two Mists Bromfields, sis- tol-S of the bridegroom; Miss Owen, Miss Goddard, .ss Orpen, and Miss Gregg, cousins of the bride. They avoto picture gowns of fine silk chiffon, exquisitely worked and trimmed Avith Alencon net and lace re- lieved Avith corselet belts and sash ends' of pale blue satin. They also Avore la.rge picture hiats of pale blue straw, with large ostrich feathers, and carried Iwiiquets of La France roses with asparagus ferns. The presents of the bridegroom to the bridesmaids were gold cm o ciiaiin brafcelets, set witli waiis and tur- qnojse. Lady Philipps, mother of the bride, wore an exquisite gown of hycinth mamve chiffon velvet, trinnmed vviith ecru Alencon lace, and a toque of black crinoline, relieved with white hyacinth Arelvet. v Tjieie was a reception at Picton Castle fol- lowing the wedding. About 500 guests. Avere invited. Tlie house party consisted of Sir Charles and Lady Philiipps, Miss Philipps, Miss Gladys Philipps, Mr Philipps, Mr Geo. Philipps, Mrs Walter Richardson, Mr and Mrs Lindeisiay (Cheltenham), Rev T. 31., Mm and Miss Orpen (Great Salford), Mr and Alw Giiegg Temple (Clralfton Court), Mm Brom- field (mother of the bridegroom), Miss Brom- fieM and Miss Elta Bromfield, Miss E. Moholls, Muss Owen, (Tenby), Miss Gotldaixl anu Mr Linde^ay Fisher (reatives- of the Dokla^ltl^ Cai>taui Oiibson Watt Davios-Evans, R.A. \Vl? i t l^utzen, and Mr ul rid Lewis. The honeymoon is being spent in Scotland. J lie bride's trveillmg dress Avas of Avhite trimmed va ith A\diite cloth, with coat of white cloitli, embroidered Avith white braid, picture hat, trimmed with white roses, and plain blue feather boa. Ine AAedding pro-ents WOH: numeroqs.
Local Fairs. Nowca.He-Emlyn 13; L-lansawel, 16; Llan- debie, 16; Letterston, 16; Wrexham, 16 • Builth Wells, 17 Waen, 17 Reynoldstone^ 17; BiTocon, 17; Chester, 19; Caerphilly 19- Oi'lfro, 20; Llanvbyther, 21 Canton (Cardiff) 23 Wrexham, 23; Ciymmych, 24; Llanddewi Wrexh»n 30; Tenby, SIj't^Z; ii| Cryminych Arms, 31.
xifore I count three, I Avill declare it carried 1 One, two, three. Carried. He was sorry to hear Mr Griffiths saying anything in en- j couriagement to the opposition.—Mr Griffiths said: I am afraid cf :it.-Cliiii-nian: I say 1 am not afraid of it (applause).—The motion was I to, objecting to a market within so veil miles of I..I'a,ndi,lo.-Chairllilan: If we sit doAvn quietly, it will he siiil we agree to the Llandilo Bridge market.—In answer to Mr Ch. Jenkins, the Chairman said it was "on- sent" not lights they were purchasing.—Mr C. Jenkins asked if there was a deed or title ? —The Chairman said it not necessary.— Mr Jenkins did not see the good of giving £30 if they could save it.-I-lr Fvaii Jones: Leave it alone IIOAV.—The Chairman, in reply 1 to another poser from Mr Jenkins,, said, Mr Gulsiton has always acted as lord of the manor —Mr Jenkins: Is he supposed to provide any proof.-Tlie Chairman said*he was prepared to do it whell he asked CIOO, but po mention was. made with the £ 30.—Mr Jenkins: Docs he hold any property in the vjrlIa ?-Chai.r- man It is not neces.sary to hold any. He has 81waysacld upon it.—Mr W. Jones did not. think Mr Gulston would assume the title without the right to do so.—The Chairman and Clerk gave legnlinstances. of doing so.— Mr Evan Jones gave a notice dealing with the water.—This closed the business.