v CARMARTHEN U D E It THE SEARCH LIGHT Crme com*, sit yon down yon eVall not budge Y- n shall not o. till I set you up a F(l<* s, Where you m'y lee the iamost part of you —————— SEAKKSFVASK. The case of a widow with five young children, came before the Guardians on Satur day. Feeling ini a generous mood, the Board aUouved the family 8s a week. It is to be hoped than no harm will come of this but it is hard to believe that the mother will not be led into habits of extravagance and riotous livring when she has. all that money at her command. There are continuous complaints about the 'bad state of the roads. There is a demand for better road, and a demand too that no materia] shaltl be placed on; them, because more material will moan more rates. Pharaoh who wished the Israelites to make bricks without straw" has never been without imitators. When a Salary Inspector applied for an increase of salary on Saturday all the officials except the clerk and the medical officer had to leave the roo!?l_ during the discussion. This is quite characteristic of the spirit which is growing up the neighbourhood. It is not clericalism, Ibut officialism wh:ch is the enemy in the latest creed. There has been a good deal of feeling in a certain district of Carmarthen over an incident which might have been regarded as common enough. A resident came home the other evening wi *"h the assistance of a couple of friends. This is nothing phenomenal even a. sober town like Carmarthen. But there happens to be1 another man of the same name living c'ose at hand and this other man has had the credit of the Iitttle incident. Hentce when he has been entreated by fifty friends in; succession to ",reform," he has begun, to think that there is something in a name after all. The Guardians would not oil Saturday vote a penny towards the Laugharne District Nursing Association'. This, of course, as exactly ihow they treated Carmarthen. I cannot hetlp thinking that the Laugbarne people made a mistake in applying; for all that they did was to afford the Board the gratification of refusing them. There is too much inonsenise these days about TOwsimg the poor and such like tomfoolery. If the poor in some districts had the service of a murse, the-next thing would be that every pauper in the Union would be getting ideas above his (or her) station;, and they would all be expecting attention!. It is. good to find that the Carmarthen Guardians at any rate are makilI1,1: a stand against the mawkish senti- mentality of modern days, and are standing up for the healthy principles of Mr Bumble. A reverciixl gentleman who is a member of the Carmarthenshire County Council thought that he had given Col. Morris a "plumper" when he asked him what was the Welsh for "surveyor." Col. 'Morris said that the Welsh term for surveyor was "Mesurydd Daerol." When questions like that are raised, most members feel a natural dlieaey aibout inter- fering, and if the answer had been "Ana- thema iMaratntha" or "Ariston men hudor," or "Erin go-bragh," I don't suppose anybody would have been, impolite enough to follow the mattetr further. l't is purely an academic question, for everybody in Carmarthenshi're in speaking would use the English word "surveyor," whichever language he speaks, just as we im English say "cafe ehantant," and the French say "Jockey Cl'iih"—without airy attempt at translation;. Nobody ever asks what is the English for "eistedfod." **» The words which Col. Morris gave means literally "earth-measurer" or "land- measurer—like the scientific term "geo- meter." To begin, the word could never b3 applied to the "surveyor" who looks after the roads—it ooniM only 'be ,a,pplif"d to like those connected with the Ordnance Sur- vey. It is too inaiTow in its meaning to fit this case, if it fits any case. The English word "surveyor" in its broad comprehensive sense—a man who surveys or looks after something—is exactly represented by the Welsh word "Arolygwr"—fiom "arolygu" to oversee. "Sur" is the French for "over" and "veyor" is a corruption of "voir" to see "Arolygwr" which means exactly the same thing is the word usually applied to the overseer of a iparish, 'and every perse a who speaks Welsh understands it. Miss Kinby drew attention o.n Saturday to some very starling facts in connection with the feeble-minded. Perhaps she is not aware that many English localities solve the ques- tion of the degenerates by sending them to Wales. Boys and girls from the 'hemes" are a regular feature of Welsh life now. Many of these youngsters 'have been simply unfor- tunate they, of course, when they get a chance turn out well. But many of them ■are children of the very clacs of which Misj. Kitfby spoke. No one who has seen tliese boys and these girls who have got into trouble in Wales can doubt that they are simply mental degenerates—'utterly incapable of keeping out of mischief if they have a chance of getting into it.Wales is busily engaged im- parting the degenerates of English slums, and in raising a half-bred race which i, no improvement on the native stock. The Welsh farmer talks "Oymru Fydd," and such like sentiment, and he imports these English children of the most objectionable type because he gets them a little cheaper than the children of his neighbourhood! • ftt The fourteenth of February is, I believe, St. Valentine's Day. The festival has so died out that the exact date is really a ques- tion for experts. The valentine—the real article—may be considered dead; even the caricature which arose on the ruin of the real article is on its last legs. It is not to be argued from this that sentiment has died out. Christmas was really created bv Dickens in; its sentimental aspect. The exchange of love-tokens now takes place at the festive 'season, and iif the form varies, the sentiment is the same. Humanity never changes; but its way of expressing itself does. Somewhere between half and three-fourths of the people of Carmarthen seem to be troubled with influenza this week. Hot spirits (ad lib) is frquently recommended as a cure. When this prescription is adopted, the patiently .frequellltly recovers in ten days. When other remedies are used, or none at all used, the patient usually recovers in three or four days. A simple arithmetical calcula- tion proves that the patient is laid up three days with itntfluenza and seven days with alcoholism. There seems to 'be quite a craving to go to gaol lately. People will not pay fines now as they arsed to; they "go in." The other day, the Chairman of the County Bench told a young man who refused to pay some money which he was ordered to' pay that "he hoped he would enjoy himself." That is exactly what they often do. It is a great mistake to 'allow people to go to gaol, it can possibly be avoided. Most people know nothing about iprison, and on the principle of "Omne ignotuaii pro imagniifioo," they think it is a terrible place. r »«* But once they get inside, they find that it has been grossly misrepresented. The tread- mill and the crank have been a Wished. If prisoners had to do as much hard work as an honest la-bouror has to do every day, there woul dbe an outcry and an agitation and questions in Parliament aibout it. Where, except in gaol, caif a poor mam get a room to himself—heated with hot water pipes and a regular supply of books from a library? Going to gaol is nothing now except a holi- day—and a very inexpensive one. It would be worth while enquiring into the exact value as a himding material of the gravel which is spread on the streets and paths in and a'bout the town, and rolled in with the steam roller. Perhaps rolled out would be the more correct term. Certainly, the results seem to be more in the direction of making a mess than making a road. ALXIHXU.
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. The usuai fortnightly meeting of the Car- marthen. Board of Guardians was held at the Guildhall on Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, of Deiiwyn, presided. There weie also present: Messrs John. Williams and David Harries Davies., Abergwili; David illiams, Aber- mailt; Benj. Davies, John Davies, Conwiil; B. R. Thomas, (Laugbarne Town; William Brazell, lilanartliney; William Rees, Llan- daiwke; Herlbert Walters, Llandefeilog; E. Willll'ams, Llanfihtainigjel Aberoowiini; Benj. Thomas, Llanddowror; James Jones, Llan- gain; J. T. Williams, Llangi,lining; David Phiilliips, Llangumnor; John, Francis, Llan- stepham; John Philips, Ll-anwinio; Thomas Davies, Merthyr; J. Bedford, Laugharne; Gniffith Morris, Llanipumpsaiint; E. Davies, Llangunnock David Edwards, Newchurch David John, St. Clears; John. Jones, Ferry- side; J. S. Williiiams, Trelech; Wm. Williams II (co-opted), Llangan; Miss G. M. E. White, Rev A. Fuller Mills, Messrs J. T. Lewis, J. P. Lewis, E. A. Rogers, Carmarthen. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that a Mr Prosser Davies, aged 68, Of St. Peter's Parish, had died on. the 5th 0- February. The following sent magazines and illustrated papers: Mrs Snow, PenUwyn Park; Miss Parker, Peter- well Mrs Reid, Spilman street. The supply of firewood was still short, and he asked could some of the local farmers send them a few loads. There were 62 inmates in the house as compared with 70 on the corresponding day last year. OUTDOOR RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officer showed the amount of outdoor relief distributed dur- ing the fortnight ending on the previous Board-day to have been as follows:—First week 998 paupers, an increase of 51 as com- pared with the corresponding week last year expenditure, £1-12 4s 6d, an. increase of £8 14s 6d. Second week 992 paupers, bCùn an increase of 54; expenditure, £133 178 6d, an increase of £6 13s. TREASURER'S REPORT. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous Board day to have been £1,003 03 8cT. VISITOR'S REPORT. The following appeared in the Visitor's Book:—"We v. si bed the house to-day and inspected the wards a.ud found everything satisfactory all seemed to be happy and com- fortable. We recommend that the scales be adjusted and requested the Master to get the pictures given by Mr Sptrrreù. to be framed )by one of the inmates. We beg to di aw the attention, of the Board to the re- moval of the little child of Joseph Thomas.— John Jones (Ferryside), J. P. Lewis, Thos. Davies, E. Williams." In the course of a discussion it transpired that the boy referred to had been a couple of years in the workhouse It was decided to ask his father to remove him. The Clerk said that the boy could not be boarded out as he was 'neither an orphan nor a deserted child. THE VACANCY. Mr J. P. Lewis moved that they declare a vacancy in. the room of the liate Mr Jonathan Phillips, deceased.—The Rev A. Fuller Mi Ills seconded, and the motion was carried unani- mously. DISTRICT NURSING. Towers Smith wrote asking the Board to subscribe towards the Laugbarne District Nursing Association. Mr B. Phillips said that this was similar to the application they had recently had from Carmarthen. The Chairman: What did we do in. that case ? The Clerk: Nothing. Mr B. R. Thomas: I think we should do the same in every case. PROPOSED WELL. The Building Committee recommended that steps be taken to endeavour to render the new workhouse independent of the Town water supply by utilising the springs within the garden. The cost was estimated at JE50. Mr J. Jones said that £50 was a lot of money to spend on experiments. In a wet season the results would be unreliable. The Architect (Mr A. I. Jones) said that they would save a good deal of money at Is per 1,000 gallons, if they were able to supply themselves with water for nine months of the year. Mr E. A. Rogers said that the Rock and Fountain reservoir ran down very; quickly, and then the town would be supplied from the two old reservoirs at Cwmoernant. Tliese were too low to supply the workhouse. These pumps would remedy that, and they would be the means of saving a considerable amount of money in the year.—Mr D. John said that the matter was well worth consider- ing.—It was decided to have a special meet- ing at the workhouse next Sunday to con- sider the matter. CARE OF THE FEEBLE-MINDED. Mi s Ivirby, the Secretary of the National Association for the Feeble Minded, delivered an. address. She explained that the object of the Association was. to deal not with "imbeciles" or "lunatics." The feeble-minded were those whose intellects had never pro- perly developed and nevefr would. In a few cases where the. feelble mindednieEs had been dn to physical causes (such as lack of nutri- tion), the patient had afterwards attained normal capacity; but these cases were excep- tions. It had been calculated that 15 per cent, of our criminals were feeble minded Dr Branthwaite calculated that 626 per 1,000 of the inmates of Inebriates' Homes were feeble minded. The majority of tramps were feeble minded; they would be found to have the slouching gait, open1 mouth, ,and other char- acteristics of the feeble-minded. A medical man had given it as his opinion that 95 per cent. of the tramps were feeble-minded. Of the women in Rescue and Maternity Homes 37 per cent were found to be feeblc-mlmided and no less than £80,000 a year was spent on these poor girls, many of whom came into the' homes time after time. There was no evidence in support of the theory that such people tended to die out. The object of the A?saci'atioini was to segregate these people. The amount which they cost the country was enormous. She quoted one case of a man who had been proved to have covt the coun- try £1,200 in various ways. She quoted several cases of whole families of degenerates in. which the grandparents, the parents, and their children again drifted into public insti- tutions of various kinds. It was the same I familes which caused nearly all the trouble, and it was proposed to remedy the evil at its source by getting these, people into homes or form colonies and keeping them for the term of their natural lives. Such a system was adopted dn America and Bavaria. The patients could be taught trades a.nd other- wise made wholly or partly self-supporting. She asked the Guardians—who probably knew of cases such as these to which she had referred—to consider the question, of aiding the efforts which the Association were mak- ing either by setting up a Cottage Home or by assisting art the maintenance of oases at the Faran Colony, which wa sahoiit to be founded. The Chairiman said that the Board were very much indebted to Miss Kirby for her a.ble address.
Carmarthen Rural District Council A meeting of the Carmarthen Rural Dis- trict Council was held at the Guildhalil on Saturday at 1.30 p.m. Mr J. S. Williams, Trelech (chairman of the Couinloil) presided. A bill was received from Messrs James Thomas and Sons, Haverfordwest, with reference to the scheme for the Pontyberem Water Supply. The bill for expenses amounte to £27 Is 6d.—The said that half the amount would be paid by Llanelly.— It was decided to pass the bill. THE PRICE OF WATER. ( The Carmarthenshire Education Com- mittee wrote asking the Council to reduce the charge for water to Abergwili school from £2 to £1. The Clerk said that in. the Amman VaUey the charge was JE5 to £7. Mr Griffith Morris said that it was only rates being paid out of rates. He proposed that the change be £1. Mr D. John .proposed that the charge be £2.-It was decided by 11 votes to 7 that the charge should be £2. AX INCREASE OF SALARY. Mr T. D. Williams, inspector of nuisances, applied fo ran increase of salary. I JMr John Phillips suggested that Mr T. i Williams ought to withdraw whilst the i matter was being discussed. 11 It was decided to ask the surveyors and the inspectors to withdraw. Mr B. R. Thomas proposed that they grant Mr Williams ,a,111 increase. He did not think there was one of the members who would like to live on, E'oO a year. He hoped that Mr Williams would get 1;100 a year at least. Mr Edwiairds You are very reasonable to begin with. Mr John Phillips, in opposing, said that Williams had been granted an advance of tIO a few yeais ago. Since then there had been no incrase of duties. Mr D. John said that he liked to look after the nterests of the ratepayers; but at the same time he liked to do justice to a servant. Mr Williams had been in their service 21 years; he had served them faithfully and had grown grey in the service. The new Acts affecting (dairies and workshops had given him a good deal of extra work. He had I i- parishes for a district, and these comprised 3,000 houses. He 'had to journey to perhaps the far end .f the district when a new house was commenced, a;nd he had to go there again to see that the damp course had been put In. He (Mr John) did not pro püs e to advance t!he S'?1 ary L175, oir to give him a motor car the aame as some councils did. But he should like to give lil,ii a fair day's wages for a ifair day's work. He proposed that they advance thie salary £10-only one half of which would come from this Council. Mr John Phillips: Where does the other haH come from? The Chairman From the County Council. Mr Bedfoa-d secoitdod Mr Phillips's pro- posal. Mr Edwarils said that no doubt if the place were vacant, they would have plenty of applications for it at the present salary. At the same time he would like to pay Mr Wil- liams fairly for any etra work which he had to do; but he would not like to increase his salary'. Mr J. T. Williams: When he started he was supposed to give the whole of his time. He cannot give more' than the whole of it now. Mr EV;MI Williams supported Mr John Phillips's proposal. Mr J. T. Williams said that he would favour givng Mr Williams an allowance for expenses when he was obliged to remai'n away from home overnight. It was decided by 11 votes against 8 to allow an increase of zclo. RIVER POLLUTION AT LAUGHARNE. A letter was received from the Clerk to the Carmarthenehire County Council enclos- ing a complaint made hy My Titley i e-rarding the pollution of the Carran Brook at Laugh- arne. Mr B. R. Thomas said that people who lived in glass, houses should not throw stones. There were several drains from Island Ho is" iinto the Corran Brook. They had decided to put a main sewer through the Coiran Brook !and it woud be done as quickly as they could, but the weather had beeai. aga nst them of late. He did not think it was right to a'Mow sewage to go into the Conran but they 'might be allowed time to do the work. Dr Bowen Jones said that the letter of complaint was overdrawn he said that they drew the longbow in, London. If they were going to stop the pollution of all the rivers in South Wales, they would have a lot to do. He knew that there was a Rivers Pollution Act hut it was not carried out. They were beginning at Laugbarne. Mr D. John: Why should we trouble. I believe we take too much notice of this gentleman. The Clerk said that they must take notice of the letter1. It had been received from the County Council which was the authority for carrying out the Rivers Pollution Act. The sewage had Ibeen runuiitig .into the brook before the Act came into force, and there was a clause exempting such cases. It was left to the Clerk to draft a. sititaible answer. LEWIS TERRACE, ST. CLEARS. Mr E. Morgan, the district surveyor, brought up a report for the drainage of this locality. It appeared that there was a difficulty aibout doing anything until he raw the plan of the proposed foootpath. The local committee was asked to meet, and to report on the subject to the next meeting of the Council.
Whitland Rural District Council. MONTHLY MEETING AT THE PARK HOTEL. The monthly meeting of the Whitland Rural District Council was held at the Park Temipeirance Hotel on Friday. Mr T. Davies, Llanglydwen (chairman of the Council) pre- sided. There were also present: Messrs Hy. James, Castledwyrani; E. James, Cihllaen- llwyd; (D. Williams, Egremont; D. Raymond, Ciffig; H. Morris, Llandissi io; Geo. Evans a.nd Thomas Williams, iLlangan; John Oweli, Thomas Lewis, and John, Richards, Lian- boidy; Henry Lewis, Egwyscymyn; Morgan Phillips, Eglwysfairacherig; D. E. Williams, Henlllanamgoad; Bonj. Thomas, Pendinc 4. Lloyd Jones, Ulanfalllteg; the Clerk (Mr Hy. Lewis); The Surveyor (,-Air Ree3 Davies); the Saniitary Inspector (Mr Dan Jenkins); and the Medical :Officer (Dr J. T. Creswick Williams). COMPLAINT FROM THE G.W.R. CO. A cmplaint was received from the Great Westeirn Railway Company's office at Neath to, the effect that their drain at Whitancl was gelttirUlg --ied up with slaughter house retire and sewage. The Inspector sai,d that he had served notice on (the ibutcher last time to abate the nuisance. When he reported the matter, it was attended to. The Chairman: In what condition is it to- day ? The Inspector: Very fair, good. It was cleared out last Tuesday night—In answer to another question, the, Inspector said that the sewage was comiwg dawin from St. Ma ry st. and the Yelverton Arms and other places. He had had no orders respecting that. There was no idoutbt that it was a public nuisance. The Chairman: What do you propose? The 'Inspector said that his proposition was the same as that in, the report of the Sur- veyou-that the slaughter house be discon- nected and that nothing be allowed to flow into the drain except surface water. Mr T. Williams said that that pioposal had been successfully opposed at the last meeting and it could not be brought up again within six months. The Inspector: You can instruct me to serve notice on the four. If you ask me to do so, I will do so. MR MORGAN RICHARDSON AND THE COUNCIL. Mr Morgaai. Richardson wrote referring to the 'agreenniit to which the Council had recently come to with him regarding the drain Ibe.low the station. He said that he did not wish to put the Council to any unneces- flary expense, and ho asked the, Council to carry out their undertaking. The Chaiirman said that if he remembered aright, a cc),.iiiiiittee, was appointed by the County Council to see about this drain as it was on the main' road. The Surveyor: They agreed to meet. The Chairmtui: They did not come after all It was decided to communicate again with the County Council oin. the pubject. ARE TRACTION ENGINES "EXTRA- ORDINARY TRAFFIC?" A letter was received on behalf of Mr John Davies in which he "unhesitatingly repudia- ted" any 'ilia'hi[ity for repairs to tlhe road at F.fyno.nibrodyr in the parish of Castled vyilan. The Council had made a claijn on him for damage alleged to have been caused by his traction engine. The Surveyor: The road has been cut up very badly. The Chairman: There is no doubt of that. The Surveyor: I have spent ill or R12 in repairing it. Of course everyone would refuse to pay if they could get out of it. I would recommend you to, proceed against him. There is nothing so far as I can see which will defeat you. The Chairman: These traction engines aire doing a lot of damage, especially after the Mr Henry Lewis said that he proposed tfyat they take action against this man, the s.me as they had against the man who had built A house without sending in plans,. Mr T. Williams tasked if a case had not been, decided in the High Court in such a case that this was ordinary traffic. It was a pity to throw good money after bad- The Surveyor: We recovered zell in the parish of Egremont. We had to fi,ght a case in the parish of Ciffig; unfortunately the expenses ran up to somethinig equal. Mr B. Thomas: I would fight this case' yet. Mr T. Williams: There has been an action in the High Court lately. The Clerk said he did not know of it. Mr T. Williams: There has been a resolu- tion 'passed by the County Council that all this is extraordinary traffic. Surveyor: You must take action within 12 months. In this case, if the man is worth anything you wiU win. it. The Chairman: For my part I am prepared to fight even if I lose. 'Mr H. Morris said that t-hey must remem- ber that some parts of the road were neglec- ted, and so was this part. They all knew that the traction ;gngiiiee were about the country. and they ought to be prepared for them. The owners of the traction engines paid the licenses, and they expected thjat the roads should be kept in order for them. Mr Bend. Thomas: Who gets the money for the traction engines? The Surveyor said tha the license was £ 10 Mr Benj. Thomas: The, County gets it; you have to keep the district ipoads for them to travel over. The Surveyor said that this road was in a very good state for a bye mad. He had niot a better bye ro-ad in the district. This man was hauling continually. They all knew that they had to put up with traction engines hauling to farms but this man was coming continually. He had been warned in plenty of time. It was decided to tako proceedings. HENLLAN WATER. The Clerk read the analysis of the water of HenHan school. After giving the usual figures, the a,iiialyst concluded "The result in my opinion indicates a water of satisfactory purity. The sample, however, shows much free carbonic acid. It has been in co-utact with galvanised iron pipes and shows some zinc in solution'. If it is allowed to stand over-might in the pipes, it should be allowed to run to waste for some time. Load pipes would not be advisable." LLANGAN COMPLAINTS. The Llangan East Parish Council com- plained that the Abbey Road was in a very bad state of repair, caused by the haulage of timber from the Abbey Woods As no plans had ;bee,n SUlbmitted to them for the drainage works, they protested against any special charge being levied on Llangan. on that account. The Surveyor said that the Abbey road was in a very good sta/te of repair. Mr Geo. Evans said that the complaint re- ferred to the road leading from the Abbey road to Whitland. The Surveyor said that in that case he agreed. The 'matter was referred to in his report). The Clerk said that he had written to the Llangan East Parish Council on the 24th of June, giving them the required notice re- garding these special works. He produced a copy of (the letter in hislot-te-r book. The Chai'rman: You cannot blame the Llangan. East Parish Council. They have not much to do. AN UNPROFITABLE TENANT. Several notices had been served regarding uninhabitalble houses. Some owners had de- cided to give the tenants notice to quit;, others had deoided to repair the house. Mr J. W. iMoTris, Post Office, Login, wrote as follows:—"Gentlemen,—I beg to acknaw-j lodge receipt of your clerk's letter with re- gard to the. ahove named building and of which I am fully aware of its dilapidated condition.; the person who is there is not a bona fide tenant and has never been1. He was,tili;c,ro when I became tin possession of the lease about three years ago. I told him then and on different occasions afterwards to quit the place, as the housa had gone too clangorous and might fan at any time with- out warning. Every time he has pmmi«d to look for somewhere to go; but it doesn't seem that he has paid much attention. I have been with him this week, anid toM him that I hav had a letter from the Counoil aibout the house, and that he was bound to go somewhere now. Bin he couldn't make out what business has the Council to trouble ),v-cr him, as lie was the sufferer and not them, although he has promised to be out in t week's time. But I am almost certain that lip will not succeed in getting a cottage, not even one room with anybody in this neigh- bourhood as he is so eccentric in his ways. Under the circumstances I don't know what steps to take, as I have already done my best to persuade him, without dealing nasty, to leave. As he is now receiving parish relief, may I suggest that the most effective means I ca.n think of it present is to report the case to the Board of Guardians and ask them to instruct the relieving officer to compel him into the house." Mr T. Wiffiams said that he thought they ought to treat all alike. They ought to compel this owner to have the tenant re- moved. MriD. E. Williams said that it usa pity to put the owner to further expense. He got no profit at all from the house. It was decided to report the matter to the Board oIf Guardians with a view of having the tenant's outdoor relief stopped. HOUSING ACCOMMODATION FOR THE POOR. The iSaniitaay Inspector referred to a case of typhoid in L landing id io parish. The patient had apparently come home there from Hen- die, iienllan. The report continued:- "Hendre, Hemllianamgoed: I inspected the place in consequence of the case I have just reported and found that the servant's bed- room was over the cow-shed, something of the same description as is usually seen, in this -neighbourhood. The only strong objec- tion to this was that the pigstyes are joining the, wall of this room and kept in a very bad state. The other servant now sleeps in the house. Grove Cottage, Eglwyscymyn This cottage is, in my opinion, absolutely unfit and too small to accommodate the number that live here, being four children, four grown up women and one man, consisting of three different famidieg. I am of opinion that this Council should take the matter in hand seriously and see that something is done at once. Great Hotise Cottage, Pendine: This cottage is also quite unfit for human habita- tion, being only a very small room where a family of two aduits and four cliildreiii live and sleep. Star iHouiei GoUtage. Peiidine: Tbi;, cot'age consists of two small roooms wherein, reside two men, two women (one a pauper and bed- ridden) and two children. The Front-apace of the Whitland Anns, Whitland: I have, on several occasions attempted to havo thus place kept in a better elate but to no purpose. I rSjom-memd that the two landlords and the tenants be forced to put this in a satisfactoiy sta,e" It was decided to serre not.ice on the owners of all the houses. was also called to the gratings which had been constructed in West street and King Edward street. The house; had not been connected, and the roadway was consequently in a bad state. It was decided to take steps to compel the owners to ton- nect. The Clerk said that the Council could do it and charge the owners, SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor in his report stated :— "Felincwrt Bridge: The walls on bo;.h sides of this bridge are low and almost on a level with the road, and I r.commend build- ing a now wall to a height of 4 feet on each side with stones from Rhydwen. Quarry. The cost will be about L6, including a cement ooping over the walls. The Water and Gas Company: This Com- pany have not yet completed the repairs to the roads over their gas mains at Whitland, and I take at that according to the resolu- tion you passed at the last Counoil that I am to summon the Company for neglect of duty. Roads in, a Bad State.—Owing to heavy timlher traffic several of the roads had been been damaged lately, the roads between the Abbey and w hitland anid up to Soar Hill, but the same had now been repaired at an extra cost of t6 12s. for limestones from Llandawke." This report was adopted. A WARNING TO FARMERS. The Sanitary Inspector said that he wished to call attention to the practice of farmers pulling up their carts in iminit of the market in St. Mary's-street, and leaving them there. The Chairman, said thait itt wa- s private pro- perty. The Surveyor said that he was glad to hear the Inspector draw attention to the matter, 'ihe place was iprivaite property. But if they drew the attention of Mr Blake to it) it would no doubt be atteded to.
Arboliad Ysgolion Sabbotbol Metho- distiaid Sir Haerfyrddin. Wele yu. ea.nilyn restr o'r ymgerswyivllAvvdd iannis val v dovbarth a enwir isod. Y maes 11 af dr ydoedd (a) rhai o unrhyw oed, 'Hy- fforddwr,' iv., vi., ynghyd a 3 emyn; (b) Pliant dan. 12ocd, 'Yr Holiedydd Bach," pen. i-x. Uwchafnif y imarciau oedd 100. DOSBARTH LLANSAWEL. ArhoLwyr: Parch. J. Edwards, Llanfynydd a Mp William Morgan, iC'wtngelli-facli, Lian- fynydd. (A). "Hyfforddwr" a'r Emy,niaii. Y woibr flaenaf Margaret Anaia Thomas, Abbey View, TaiyVlychan 98 Yr ail -wdbr i'w trhanu rhiwng talry Anne Jones, Troedrbiwlas, Taly- Myohan (lio a Charlotte Mairy Davios., Tyhir, eto 90 Tysiysgriif Llewelyn Christmas Williams, Langwm, Talyllychan 87 (b). "Yr Holiedydd Bach." Y wobr flaenaf Elizabeth Williams, Pengareg, Taly- llychan 100 Yr a 1 wobr Catherine Joraes, TroedrhiwLais, Taly- llych an 99 Y drydedd wobr Lizzie Mary Thomas, Abbey View, Taly- llychan 98 Y bedwaredd wobr Bliedwen Davies, Rhishvyd, Talyllychau 97 Tyetysgrifai. Evan Tom Thomas, Abbey View, Taly- •Uychati 96 David Wm. Davies, Gell/i-ce.nrhos, eto. 95 Sarah liromwen Williams, Langivm, oto: 95 Daniel Morgan Parry, Maesfelin, eto 94 Willie Wiilii £ ^is, Pengareg, eto. 93 Wil-lie, James Davies, Gelli-cefnrhos, eto. 88 Sarah Lewis, Pantyresgair, etc. 60 JOH-N D. EVANS, Ysgrifenydd. Talyllychau, Clbwofror 7fed, 1908.
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Temperance Meeting at Carmar- then. ADDRESS BY MISS KIRBY. The eigi.heen.th of the serita of meetings in connection with the Carmarthen Total Absti- nence Society was held at the Guildhall on Saturday evening last, and notwithstanding the counter attractions in the town that evening there was a large gathering. The meeting was presided over by Mis Pughe- Evans, The Parade, and she was supported by Miss A. H. P. Kirby (secretary of the National Association for the Feeble Minded); Miss Kathleen Townsend, Croydon; Rev. T. N. PhilHpson; Rev. H. P. Atkins; Alderman Morris Jones, The Avenue; Mr Wbicher, Mor ley street; Mr i. Oowndl Evans, King street, etc., etc. The programme was in the hands of Mr Conwil Evans, and Miss Myfi Evans, King street, accompanied. The meeting oom menced by siniging "G-waed y Groes," after which the Rev. T. N. Phillipson, offered pray er. The following was the programme—Solo Miss Evans, King street; solo, Miss Mvfanwy Evans, King street; address, Mrs Pugjhe Evans. The problem of the feeble minded and the drink problem do not at first sight appear to have very much in common, but AJLiss Kirby, secretary of the National Association of the Feeble Minded, showed that this problem was one of vital importance to all good temperance workers. When Dr. Rraithwaite, inspector of inhebrioltes homes, has stated that out of the 2,277 inmates who have come intotihese homes no less than 62 per cent, were mental defectives, it seems time that temperance workers should join hand in hand with the Association in attempt ing to remedy this state of things. Miss Kirby showed that wrhat was wanted was se- gregatin of this class, for the evil was heredi- tary in a marked degree, and e ach family with this taint was likely to include ailso a number of other degenerates, bo that again the long history of drunkards and incapables physically, mentally and morally, would re- peat itself with every generation, perhaps double or treble the mumbeis. By an enquiry made in London concerning some school children, ,it wa; found thait in families which had chiidivn of ff-eibie less than 42 per cent had parents who were drunkards while with healthy children ill's happened iu onlv (j per cent cases. This did not meaai that a dnmkf .1 faither or mother brought aibouit .mental defect the children, but was duo to the startling faot that the drunken pa.ivr.t was .fr2quErutly himself or herself the mrnVal defective, and the child 'inherited this terrible linfirmity In conclusion, Miss Kirby appealed to aN those interested iin. the reduotiicu. of d;unkeinnef:S to help with the foiinding of a farm colony for the care oonti'ol of this class, which would be opened islhortlv, where, betfore evil happened, they would be but firmly detained and put to Si01112 useful manual work instead of her coming wastrels, loafers, and drunkards. They would learn basket making, agricultuir al work, booit making taih^ing, and laundry and household work. Boys and girls, men and women., would be taken and there pre- served f,mm a Pitfe of misery and ba.rmfillness, both to themselves and others. Orher parts of Wales were preparing to help, and she appealed Carmarthen for support in the 7no\"emei:it a,ho, Denison House, 29G, Vaux- liall Bridge R.oad. London, S.W., is the ad- dress of the Headquarters of the Society, but the secre a:y of the temperance meeting has collecting cands for all who wish to help the perance work. Miss Gmladys Evans, King st. work. Miss Gwladys Evans, King street, then gave an admirable rendering of "Thy will be done." for which she was encored. Mr T. Coniwil Evans also sang a solo. Miss Katihleen To^vmsend urged the audience to give Miss Ivirby's scheme serious and sym- pathetic consideration. She could not but feel that this army of feeble-minded had been established ilu our midst largely through the lesssening of th ebonds of self-control, self- mastery, which after all was the real mean- ing off temperainioe To be master of one self by the grace of God, was one of the greatest victories to be gained. Of how many present could it be said, as Virgil said to Dante, "j crown thee and mitre thee lord of thyself" The firm determination; to say "Xo" in the face of temptation was a saving power agamat the temptation to yield to the seductions of intoxicating drink. And we must ever re- member thait the weak and wayward were the brothers of those who were stronger >\ hen Abraham Jwanlthat Lot had got into trou-hie through his own choice in living in Sodom, he did not say it was no business of his, but aiming the men of his house he wenrt after him and his captors, and brought his brothea' back again. So it must be in all our tem- perance work. Mr T. Conwiil Evans then rendered another solo, which was followed by the Welsh hyiinni, "Abeyrstwyth" by request, and another Welsh hymn. "Gwaed y Groes" Mr Atkins then closed the meetnig with the Benediction.—The next meeting will be in the hands of the London, and North Western Railway Temperance Association. The wislh was freely expressed that the committee will see theer way clear to make a collection for the National Association of the Feeble- Iindloo.
English Wesleyan Sunday School RENOVATION AND RE-OPENING. Last Sunday afternoon the Sunday School m connection!, with the English Weseleyan Society at Carmarthen was re-opened after having -been thoroughly renovated and brought up to date. Some time ago the new superintendent (Mr J. J. Williams, Oarne Villas) proposed that such steps should be twkell, iand having himself collected the necea sary money, the wofk wa sput is hand with as little delay as possible. Messrs Jones and Sons, Kinig street, were the decorators, and it is hint sHght praise to say that the work is bov. nd criticism, having .been carried out in their usual finished style. The library has been, screened .off wttth fhiandsome curtains. J ne large vestry which the infants will ooupv wi future, has been thoughtfully fitted up with evetything necessary for their comfort amid convenience, and the infants' primary department bids fair to become one of the most successful features of school. All tOle members of the Church and congregation were invited to attend the re-opening service and there was a large gathering, when the superintendent, who presided, opened the procedings. First there was the Golden text then a hymn, then a prayer by the resident minister (Rev. T. N. Phiffilipsoai), who aJso gave an excellent address, in the course of wihieh he said that he was there not mecPely because he Was in full sympathy with Sunday School work but 'becaiuse he was especially in terested in the new departure instituted that day. The tilansformiaiiion offoctod was a sub- ject for congratulation, and although it was through the porsi'stont efforts of their super initeindent. Mr Williams, that the necvessary money had been obtained, yet the superin- tendent's great desire and anottoe was ''Co- operation," throuif^h the means of which the pleasing changes in the appearance of the school had been wrought, and in the future they a sniembens of the church of Christ, would be able to render still more efficient service in the worlk to which they had been individually called. In order to report real success, the Church of Christ, must keep pace with increased population. Now that the infants were to he by themselves, the. chief concern should be for efficiency. They wanted to keep the young men and women in touch with the Sunday School. Personally he youJd like to see an, Institute in connection with their Church for the purpose of banding the young men t-ogeffll.er for necessary recreation, and also for practical service for the Master What they needed most was 'not sentiment, but efficiency. Scholars must he taughlt three thongs, to know, to be. and to do. The keynote of their efforts must be love, if the message was to come with power. If they wore true to the best that was in them God bless their efforts and they would' have to rejoice over yet igreater success. Mrs Williams, the Superintendent's wife, and co-worker, m the reforms he as making then followed, and m clear, well chosen language, explained the working and object of the new departure called the 'Cradle." The ceremony of enrolling the five baiby candidate? was so pathetically pretty, and so (pregnant with future possibilities, that all piebenit were much impressed and many could not repress their -tcarft. Mr D. Williams, the ate superintendent, and Mr R. J. Jones also gave short and appropriate addresses. Special hymns were sung,ailld altogether the service was most edifying. CARMARTHEN: Printed and Published by the Proprietress, M..LAWHENCE, at her Offices, 3, Blue-abreeb, FRIDAY, February 14th, 1908
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