Poor Benefices in the Diocese of St. David's. CAPABL-E OF RECEIVING COMMIS- SIONER'S GRANTS. Below we give a list of poor beoieficrs in the dibcese of St. David's which are entitled to receive the new grant of the Eodesiastical Commiss-iollers. It will be remeimltered that livings whose income is beilow zcl;50 if they have a population, from 500 to 1,000 are to be augmented to that figure, and that livings with a population above 1.000 are to be augmented at least to £200. The present net vathle of the living is given. In inajiy I It cases a benefice is held in1 plurality, but no account is taken of that arrangement in the following list Bangor Vicarage, Cardiganshire.—Popula- tr-on, 1,234; .net value, £ 140; patiron, Vicar of Llanbadarnfawr. Ciilgerrain.—Popu latioji, 1,033; net value, £ 123; patron, I)()rù Chancellor. Conwil Caio.—Population, 2,274 not value, £ 155; patroai, Lord Chancellor. CwmddaudvMr.—i^opuation-, 1,279; net value, £ 170; patron, the Bishop. St. Dogml,l's.-Popula.tion, 2,124; net value, 1:154; patron, Lord Chancellor. Fishguard.—Population, 2,002.—net value £ 165; patron, the Bishop. Hubberston.—Popullation, 1,762; net value, tllo; patron, Lord Chancellor. St. Ishmatl.—Population, 1,204; net value £ 178; patron, the Bishop. St. Issüll'.s.-Popnlation, 1,745; net value, £ 168; patron, Dean and Chapter. Kidwelly.-Po.puIation., 2,561; net value, £ 140; patron, Lord Chaneollor. Llanboidy.—Population, 1,447; net value. £ 134; patron, the Bishop. I Llanegwatd.—Population,, 1,372; net value, £ 197 patron, the Bishop. Llanifihangel y Creuddyn.—'Population, 1,087 .net value, £ 120; patiron, the Bishop. Lqaailg,atiii. -)Popuil,ait,i 901 net value, £ 147; .patron, the Bishop. Llangeler.—Population, 1,930; net value, £ 148 patron, the Bishop. Llangendei'rmo.—'Population, 2,562; net value, £ 140; patron, the Bishop. Llanllweharaim.— Population, 1,705; net value, £ 135; .patron., the Bishop. Llaimwerrog.—Population, 1,367; met value £ 130; patron, the Bishop. Llanwrda.—Population, 1,110; net value, £ 198; patrons, Dean and Chapter. I 854; net vahio, £ 131; patron, the Bishop. Llanrpbyther. •— Population, 1,064; met vailue, £145; ipatron,, Loixl Chancellor. Loughor.— Population, 4,781; net value, £ 140; patron, the Bishop. -Alilf oi,d (St. Oathcrine).—Pbpulation, 3,248; i^t value, tlso; patron, the Bishop. Myddifaa.—Population, 646; net value, £ 129; ,pat,ron, the Bishop. Pen/brynt.—Popuil'ation, 1,213; net value, £ 180; patron, the Biisihop. Penrhynicoch.—Population, 675; net value, £108; patron, the Bisihop. Premderga, st.—Population, 1,304; Inief. valoie, £ patron, Lord Chancellor. „ Mattihiew).—Population,, ^640; vaLuo, £ 174; patrons, The Cbu-no!i FAJTRORNAGE SOCIETY. Swansea (St. Oabrielj.—Popiilation, 7,010, net ^alue. £ 150 patron, Vicair of Swansea. Tem.pMoW'Popajlation, 557; .net valme m the CrOAVll. ro^!legar(Jni*~PoP'11-iation,? 1,509; net valine, patron, the Bishop. Trelech ar Bettws.—Population, 1,207; net value, £ 136; patron, the Bishop. isbvthy Cynfvn.Po)Tiiilation, 655; net val'Ufe, £104; ipalhons, ra,tecl As in the Diooe-e of Llandaff, there is a J large number of livinigs in, St. David's whose population, qualify them for the new grant, hut they are in private patronage. and the patrons must either tramrcfer ftoeini to public patronage or provide an equivalent augmen- tation before the COminiis-ioii-L-,ris will ang- men.t them.
LJANGI YíDWLE. WiLL.—Mr Levi Davies, of Trawstre, LlaiiKlydwen,, Carmantihmshire, who died on feJ I-!1 Jam,a,y. left estate valued at £ Jub 1/s igross, with net peronalty £ 60 5s, and probate of his will has been giranted to his son, the. Rev David Davies. of Volimdre. Mornston, Congregational minister.
A. English Congregational Church Guild, Carmarthen. LECTURE ON SOCRATES. On 'Monday evening, Mr Henry Howelll, J.P., presided tat the meeting of the English Congregationtal Guild. Professor rI. B. Owen, M.A., B.D., deliv- ered a (lecture on "Socrates." Having traced the, youth of the sage, who was born 430 B.C., ait Athens, Professor Owen, gave some details of Socrates' life during the Thracian campaign., illustrating his strength of body and ihis self-control. He spent his time in Athens discoursing in the market- place, teaching the young, and by a series of skilfully applied questions shewing those who thought themselves wise that they were mis- taken in. their ideas. Chaeropbon went to Delphi to consult the oracle of Apollo con- cern,ing him. The priestess replied "That Socrates was the wisest of all men." Socrates wa ssurprised at this answer, and set about to test its truth. He began by questioning those learned professionals in Law, Rhetoric, Morality, P-oldtic-s about their professions and 'departments, and he found that there was more dogmatism than knowledge among all classes: they assumed so much more than they could prove, and built thereupon a large superstructure of half digeested views, theories and opinions; but they thought that what they held as true was real knowledge; hence Socrates came to the conclusion that he was wiser than other men, .not because lie was less ignorant than they, but because he was more conscious of his ignorance than they w-ore. Then he made it his chief taek in life to encourage search for true know- ledge by revealing to young and old, poor and wealthy, ignorant and the cultured, how little they readily knew, and how much dogma opinion latHl conceit were mixed with their supposed knowledge. He always assumed that he knew nothing at all about any point under discussion, and lie put his questions With a view to learn -something; but every answer given to his questions, would form the basis of another question, until by ques- tion and angii-.er--di-al,ecti;c, he would lead from the particular paint under notice to its relation to fiimdaimental laws of thought, of history, Mùd of nature. And in the light of the fundament-afl principles much, that passed for knowledge was very far from including the truth. His method was mainly Induction —1arguiinig from particular. This practice of questioning indiscriminately all sorts of men in all positons publicly won for him a number of admirers, but a larger number cf_enemie3. No man love stive person who has shown hiim up in public to become a laughing stock for (the vulgar. Much of our modern culture wouild suffer severely were Socrates to come to his old work in1 our mcdst. i or the art of 14hiding ignorance" is so skilfully practised in respectable <3001ety that it is given credit for much knowledge, 'and woe to the pupil of Socrates Who dares to reconsider the founda- tion of either religious or social creed and dogma. Socrates rendered immense service to his nation and the world, because he made aN "branches of knowledge to have value i.n so far ,as they helped man to beicomc good and to do good iin this "The proper study of mankind is man" was h's conception -of the aim and end of knowledge. Astronomy was useful in so far as it helped to. determine the seasons. Theology could well be left alone until man had learnt t,obecome good. Search for UilitÏimate. truths was useful only in so far as we couild use the unknown to help to better imanlkaind. The affairs of man- this training, his health, his home, his duty in society, his conscience, and the claims of truthfulness, honesty, honour in all dealings, especially in rulers, were the themes 011 which he tried to enlighten the yoTTth of Athens, and succeeded so well thart Plato, his pupill. gave the world Socrates' gospel in such a form tlhat it would do you much good to devote some of your leisure hours to study him. You would honour your Bible no less by honourirug Plato more, and your faith in the ever .guiding Spirit of God in history would be vastly confirmed. Humanity and its problems was then the great subject on which Socrates discoursed, and to which he tried to direct the thoughts of men. He applied to all theories and departments air knowledge "What was ibesfc." How are we to decide what justice, law, democracy, politics should be? We must test them by < what is best for roan. What linlps him best to become a worthy man and to live a noble life, that is justice and Jaw that lie should enjoy. Whatever falls short of that, has only a fancy of knowledge without reality. Why was it again that so much wrong, vice, y Why was it again that so much wrong, vice, and public injustice prevailed? "Ignorance" replieid Socrates. A man would nrver wiill- imgly do himselif harm he tries to improve his happiness by wrong means because he is ignorant of the right thing to do, and of himself as too great to bow to do the wrong tihiing. Hence enlighten men as to what is i reallily good for them, and as to their supreme vailue as bumaini beings, and they will em- brace temperance, truth, honesty, honour and chastity as their ideals. The root of evil is ignorance saitT he, and he set about to scatter nays of light from dawn du-k for mea-eliy 40 yeans in the streets of Athens. His list of virtues all that is 'good to make people good for tTie home, meai trustworthy in friendship, aind unselfish in public life, and (honourable .in. alll things. At the age of 70 (he was arrested and brought before a jury of of 551 Athenian citizens on a trial of life and death, on the charge "Socrates is guilty of crime, for not worshipping the 'gods whom the ci'ty worships but introducing iniew divinities of his. oii-ii- next for corrupting .the youth. Penalty due is death." The Eiirst Charge: He taught itihat he was guided by a divine, iageiit which instaintly stopped hiim if he was albo-tit to do a wrong thing—this was, known as Socrates' demon— or an-gea; a,nd it gave ground for the charge. Second Charge of Aristophanes in Clouds be taught youths to despise old customs, and made them ungovernable in the home, and dangerous for tlhe State, by shifting sanction for duty from the Jaiws to consciences or Reason withiin. .Socrates never wavered; but dignified and defiant never acknowledged the justice of the charges. i rue he had tried to help 'knowledge by showing the foolisihness of malDiY of the myths .albout the gods, and the injustice of many old customs and laws—but he claimed that he had always observed palety and had sacrificed Ito the gods like other or- thodox and 'godly Athenians. He had evcji dOrne so great a service to the State that he ought to be maintained from the public funds rather than to be condemned to death. The divine imesenger wtiitihi.il, had always checked him when he was about to do a wrong thing," what death is birF how it told luini to face the trial and death. "No man,"said he, "knows what death is yet with fear it as if they knew but how it told him to go on and face the wedl that it wias the greatest of all evils; which is just a case of that worst kind of all ignaranlce—the conceit of knowing what you did not know. As I know withiin about Hades, so I do not pretend to any knowledge but I do know well that disobedience, to a person 'better than myself, either God or man is both an evil and a shame; n'or will I em- brace evil certain in; order to escape evil which may for aught I know be a good. Do not expect therefore from me actions dis- honourable in (reference to myself. A majo- rity of 6 went against his release. The second ship had just started an an,iialal pilgrimage to Delphii-coii-ld not put any to death until it returned. Socrates had 30 days in prison to wait. His feet were put in irons at the time. His friends met him daily, and he discussed problems of life and death, but his serenity n.ever left him. His wife and children wept over his fate., and he asked them not to weep for him; his friends wept, and he threatened to send them away unless they ceased. The last day come. His legs were. taken out of the chains, and he re- mained, What a close ally to (pain is pleasure, for now I feel pleasure where paim was. The following was the closing scene a" described by plato:— The jailer comes in with the cup of poison. .socrates said, You, my good friend, who are experienced in, these matters shall give me directions how 1 aim to proceed. The man, answered, You have only to walk about until your tegs are heavy, and then to lie down aii4 the poison will aet. At the same time he handed the cup to Soiorates, who in the J easiest and genltlest manner, without the least fear or change of colour or feature, looking .at the man with all his eyes as has wanner 'was, took the cup and said, What do you say about 'making a libation out of this to any god. May I or may I not. The man answered, Wo .only prepare Socrates just so much as we deem enough. I understand, he saiid, yet I may and must pray to the gods to piosper my journey from t'nis to that other word. May th;,s then, which lis my prayer, be .granted me. Then holding the cup to nu Hps quite readily and cheerfully he drank off the iHbis ifrionds ibroKe into loud weeping, and be said, What a strange outciy. I have thea-nd that a man should die in peace. Be quiet then and 'have patience. He walked a bout a ii-iiil.el ftlicni lay ojiii li-s hack and covered his head-his legs grelw cold and stiff, the body began to .grow cold, ,a,Jù he un- covered his head aind said, "Crito, I owe a cock ito Aesculapius. Willi you remember to pay the ddbt." "The debt shall be paid; is there anything else No answer came, he waa dead. "Such," says Plato, "was the end of our friend whom I may truly call the wisest and juatest and ibest of all the men whom I have ever known. The Chairman sa:d that he supposed in the old days of Judah, Socrates, would have been regarded ,as a prophet; to-day no doubt he would be rogaiixlfd as a new tlheo^g.an. He had shared the fate of many in our own coiiiitry, d whom we have read of in days gone by; even in our own. days men, like Robertson, of Brighton,, had been persecuted because they hau" dared to speak what tihey rtigai ded the truth. The Socrate-s cf to-day is held up to public odium and obloquy because ..e dares to speak the truth as he sees it boldly aind fearlessly. A vote of Ibhainiks to Professor Owen was moved by Mr Towns end, seconded by Mr H. B.A., and carried unanimously. Professor Owen, in responding, said tha.t the Christians of tlh1 first century were more liberal than, we were towards other forms of reEigi,on Justin Martyr said that the Spirit of God was to be found in Greece. He was sorry that he had had to listen to sermons in which the. whole world in 'ancient times was represented as Mack, except one small spot in Palestine. It is aim insult to God to smg- gest such a thing.
Wretched Seven Years.' BUT PURiE FOOD CURiES THE TROUBLE A miaii writes from Aberdare, Glamorgan, about his perfloinail experience with Grape- Nutis as folloiws :— "Grape-Nuts 'has been an inestimable boon to me and mine. For seven years I suffered agonies by reason of chromic dyspepsia and stoma oh troubles. I spent a 'little fortune on so-called remedies, but to no purpose. Driven alimost to despair at last over my wretched plight, I resolved to give Grape- Nuts Food a trial. I am very thankful I did. From any first meal of Grape-Nuts I began to improve. For ab-otit a year I ate Grape-Nuts and cream three times a day, and oil thlat alone I gained 351bs in weight. 1 am now quite fit amd well, but shall never give np Grape-Nuts. "My poor wife, after a six months' illness Now fever), during which I had to feed her and carry her about, was completely restored to health and strength Iby the regular use of Grapo-Nuts. Previously I had spent L) 10s on hi'ghly-recommeiided patent medicines besides the cihianges and fee of two medical men, without securing her any benefit. Do you wonder that we all eat and enjoy the iooxl, and are continually recommending Grape-Nuts?" Drugs have never cured, and never will cltre, chromic dyspepsia. Chronic dyspepsia is caused by the sheer weakness of the diges- tive organs, and you oan't whip any iM- nourished organ, to work by piling drugs into your stomach. The cure is quite simple and rational. Abstain from all ordinary foods which cannot be digested, and take three, four, or live light meals every day of nothing but Grape-Nuts and a little cream. You will assimilate this partially pre-digested food quite easily, and soon be able to eat and I digest other foods along with your daily allowance of Grape-Nnts. That's the only way to AVellviu.e. Why not take it? Consumers should insist upon getting Grape-Nuts in the new moisture-proof cover- ing, which preserves the food as dry, eiisp and charming to the palate as when it leaves the factories. The manufacturers protect the grocers by taking back the packets which have not been covered. This celebrateid food is fully cooked, and ready to be served direct from the packet. A notable change takes place during the manufacture of Grape-Nuts, which converts the stairch of wheat and barley, the field grains from which it is made, and this results in a food which is remarkably easy of dige— t''Û':l. Many have found they could live for days upon Grape-Nuts and cream or miilk when all other foods seemd to disagree with them. A ten days' trial has worked wonders for many, and .proven. There's a reason) for Grape-Nuts. Grocers sell new Grape-Nuts Biscuits.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease. GRAVE ANNOUNCEMENT BY LORD CARRINGTON. In the House of Lords on. Wednesday of last week, Earl Cajrrington, replying to the Earl of Onslow, sa,id a telegram had been rceived from Professor Dewar, of Edinburgh, reporting suspected foot-and-mouth disease in a large herd of dairy cows at Georgie (Mid- lothian). An inspector has subsequently re- ported that 81 cows out of 111, the property of Mr John Robertson, were infected with foot-and-mouth disease. The chief veterin- ary officer considered the existence of the disease must be .regarded as established, but in view of the importanoe of the matter he had proceeded to Edinburgh, and would ad- vise as to other proceedings. Every step was being taken to prevent the spread of this disease. PRECAUTIONS IN SOUTH WALES. Mr J. F. Rees, M.R.C.V.S., Carmarthen, one of the veterinary inspectors under the Carmarthenshire County Council, in a chat with a press representative stated that no precautions had been taken to meet the out- break in the country for some time past. County Councils acted under the directions of the Boatrd of Agriculture in these matters, and, as far as he knew, no now edietliald been issued by that department. The disease ha,d not occurred in England for some years—not since the seventies, he believed—.and, conse- quently, the younger generation of veterin- ary surgeons were not conversant with its treatment. lit was extremely doubtful whe- ther the disease would ever penetrate into South Wales, as veiry feiw cattle from Scot- land ever came into these parts. Far more cattle were sent to Scotland from Soulbh Wales than, were imported from Scotland into the Principality.
Brewster Sessions at Cilgerran. ANNOYANCE TO CHURCH AND CHAPEL The annual licensing meeting of this divi- sion was held on Wednesday of last week at Oapl Colman, Boncath. There were no police complaints against any of the housesv except that some had refused to supply other ref resh nlent than intoxicants. The Penybryn Arms flas objected to on the ground that it was unnecessary that it was too near a chapel, and that when concerts and eisteddfod.au were being held therein people went back and fore to the public house and caused dis- turbances in the, chapel. Police Sergeant Morns said Hie could not endorse all the minis tcr of the chapel had said, as on two occa- sions alluded to by him the house in question was closed when a 00nicert was going an in the chapel. Objections weire also. made to a new house at Blaenffos, owing to its being unnecessary and near (a chapel. The minister of the chapel said the house was only fifty yards distant, and the congregation had frequently been annoyed at their meetings. The third objec- tion was to the White Lion, Abercyth, on similar grounds. A petition was also signed by the local tent of Rechabites, and en- dorsed by the clergyman of the parish, the place being oppcsite a church, causing Uin- pleasantnseis during week night services. The three licenses were irefererd to quarter sessions far compensation o;r removal, tem- porary licenses being granted. All the otiher licenses were renewed.
Lines < On recoivine from Capt. J. Walton Bishop, a silver mounted Malacca cane, suitably in- scribed, as a souvenir of the success of his Company in winning the "Howard Challenge Cup," 1907. The unexpected sometimes come our way, A proof of this I had ithe other day; A Souvenir, whiicth I n'er (had 'hoped to see, Yet truly such was handed o'er to me, When, duty's done expect then no reward, Appreciation still we do regard, A kind approval serves indeed full well, To hold the worker in its miaigic spell; For then he knows (his woik as been well done, And a conscience clear, is a prize well won. The handsome souvenir you've presented me, Has came upon me unexpectedly But since it's mine, I do not fear to tell This cane all other canes excel, I trust through fair and foulest weather, 'V(}'J,l long accompany one anolher, When the order "retire C.S" is 'given It will reminod me of 1907. Llandilo, January, 1908. C.S.
Llandilo Boaid of Guardians. The fortnightly .meeting of this body was held on Saturday last at the Town, Hall. Tllle I chair .was .occupied by Mr L. N. Pzwell, ulld there were present Mrs. M. A. Jones, Mrs h, E. A Roberts, Rev Allbau. Davies, Messrs H. Herbert, R. Powell, D. W. Lewis, David Daves. Pritchard Davies, T. Thomas, J. Lewis, D. Hammond, John Jones, WnA- Griffiths. W. Williams J. LWlyn, W. Harries, Evan Davies, J. P. Griffiths, TV.R. Thomas, R. Thomas, D. Gwyn, Dan Dav.e-, D. Watkins J. P. Janies, M. Mor gan Clerk (Mr R. Shipley Lew.s), Deputy-Llei k (Mr D. J. Morris), and Surveyor (Mr Evan J°:,eS)' THE WORKHOUSE. The Mater's report stated that the num- 1 her of inmates the house was 62 5G in the, correspondnmg period dast- The vagrants numbered 144 in thg f«rtnig against 130 in the corresponding fortnight last year. Services had ben, 'held by ^the Rev Mr Roberts 0\es.) and Rev D. B. (Conic.) The e-hcir of Crescent road Chapel had .g,iven a com,cert at the workhouse. The ovcn°was out of order.—Mrs Roberts sand it should be seen 'to at once, as it spoiled the iv,-f>ad —Mr D. W. Lewis: Leit a mason see to it at once. He proposed it.—Mrs -1. • Jones seconded.—The Master said he consulted the mason who had previously re- paired the oven and bis opinion lould be no ,good until *t "was Pu' and rebuilt—Mr Hammond It is a qu^°- whethcr we remove the oven, outside. (Alis Roberts: There was a suggestion to remove it outside, because it is so near the sick ward which it makes very stuffy.—Mrs M. A. -Y, Jones suggested they n glit repair it tem- porarily until they had decided where they would build the new one—Master: We have been looking for a place the last 9 monihs already.—Mr W. Griffiths said there would be improvement by taking it o-utsidc. They could repair it.-It. was agreed to have it re- placed where it is now. THE TREASURER'S REPORT stated that the amount due to him was 1481 13s, and the balance in hand was £ 1150; but that included a grant from the County Coun oil of over £ 700, for Lunatics, £ -500, and for the Registration, of births and 4€atf"< £ 19. —The Clerk said he had b*en directed to ask the treasurer as to an alleged inacou racy in his report, and his reply was that the report hlad been drawn up on, the Friday cveninio- and SClut in oil, the Saturday morn- incr and the aimounts paid in by each pariah on"the Saturday morning and consequently not included in his report.—Mr Hamond: Don't you think we should improve by having it dated on Friday. They are at liberty to bring the aimounts up to 4 o'clock Saturdays. -)1 ns M A. Jones agreed. VACCINATION RETURNS. The Chirk said I ihe vaccianation returns were highly satisfactory except for the, South Dis- trict, were there were 29 oases, not accounted for. Several certificates had been mislaid. They woulld have to get fresh ones for the doctor. The. Sate officer, Dr Watkins, had not been paid for these. The report of the Lunacy Returns were satisfactory with the exception of Brynamman. He had received 110 report from Dr Rowlands. He added: 'I have very great difficulty ixii getting them I 'have writte/n and telegraphed to him. —The Ohairmaln: When did you telegraph ?-Clerk Since last me,etiilg.-Cili;airman: This is con stantly cropping up. He has been written to before and resolutions passed. What is your pleasure.—Mrs Roberts: What was the resolution.? —(Mr D. W. Lewis That was the last notice you said you would give to him.- Mr Evan Davies: I shall stick to that resolu- tion whatever it is.—Chairman There is a resolution that it was the last tiple we would write. We cautioned him.—Mr D. W. Lewis I believe -you warned him two or three times and the last warning was, that it Would be the last.—Chairman: The only thing is that we can report him to the Local Government Boalild.-M,r Herbert: Give him anothet chances before we report him to the L.G.B.— Mr Evan iDavies: We have told him that before.—Mr J Llewelyn: There is a new menber here—Mr Morgan,—from Brynam- man. Give him a chance. We can't expect him to support this, the first time,It was agred to give Dr Rowlands one chamce more. ILLNESS OF THE CHAIRMAN. Rev Alba-n Davies said there was a rumour that their chairman was ill, and had been ill for some time. He had been in bed the last fortnight He proposed a vote of sympathy. —Mr L. N. Powell: We are all very sorry to hoar. I second the vote.—Agreed. PRINTING. Tenders were received for printing 150 copies of the half yearly report were received. Mr W. F. Johns JE3 15s, Mr Dewse £3 16s 6d, and Mr Oswald Jones f:3 14s 6d, The lowest was accepted. A BOND. The Clerk said a bond for £ 200 had been signd by iNb- Ptopkin, the new medical officer and two sureties, one of whom was his father and the other a Mr Davies, Swansea. The bond was confirmed. ADDITIONAL WORK AND PAY. Mr W. Griffiths brought on for discussion the question, of remunerating the Clerk and other officials for extra work imposed on them in compiling a return, .for the L.G.B.— Mr Griffiths thought they ought to allow the Clerk somethinlg for his extra work. Other boards had done so, and amongst them Llan- dovery. There, they allowed the officials C12. He would like to have explanations from the Clerk.—The Clerk said that the L.G.B. had insisted tipoti the returns beimig compiled, and afterwards several Boards of Guardians applied to the L.G-B. for payment for the extra rwQilk. It was an enormous amount- of trouble, particulars in their own case bavintg to the compiled for 934 cases. The L.G.B. had issued a circular stating that the Board of Guardians could make payment without its sanction. It was absolutely extra work. In Pontardawe Un-ion, they had alllowed some thing like 2s a case. If the Llandilo. Guard- ians did that, it would amoumt to nearly £ 100. He went on "I am afraid I shall not get that much out of you" ((laughter) but something fair la ileasonaMie. The Llan- dovery Union is only about half the size of Llandilb." imr Watkins, the relieving offi- cer, had done all 'his returns in his (the Clerk's) officc, then Mr Davies, the relieving officer, and Mr Evans, the Master of the Workhouse, had assisted. They would all be very pleased to take. what the Guardians saw fit to give them. —Chainna-n: Collectively. Clork No. I think you sho-uld apportion, it between us three.—Mr Griffiths proposed re- muneration should be given,. They had a very good clerk and he would not be retiring with a superannuation, allowance, so they would save £ 130 a year whenever he might retire. They had promised him something for the extra work.—Chairman: What is your wish? Would you like a small com- mittee?—Mr D. W. Lewis: Yes; I was just going to name it. There is nio doubt some- thing is due, but we cannot decide tn day. I beg to propose a committee of five.-The five named were the Chairman (Mr J. G. Davies), the Vice-Chairmaiii (Mr L. N. Powell), Rev J. Alban Davies, Mr W. Griffiths, and' Mr D. W. Lewis. 'DEFAULTERS'. Rev Alfban Davies brought up a list of 1J persons, from whom it was impossible to a reply to a demand to support their parents who were in receipt of parish relief The Jlcrik was instructed to take the matter In band. THE TREAS URER SHIP—A NOTHER FIASCO. Mrs Roberts bad -given notice to bring i«>r- ivard the question of having a hank t rea .urer. She asked if it would be of any benefit to them to have a bank as ti^re'. -Clerk: We have had a great deal of talk lbo.lt tta, and the auditor being a bank, and wlie ^Mr J. 1 • tihe treasurer, gave his last bond Iraiwn in such a form as to not only Mi HnX. but to cover the baulk of Messrs D In and Co., and therefore the money of the Guardians can be paid direct to tbe bank n the event of Mr Hughes bomg from home. Consequently, I don't see any reason- for J chain^e.-Chaimian: We pay bmi £ M). l<iom a legal point of view can we take that ama —Clerk: Not without the consent of the L.G.B. He is appointed an official u<nd >r the old law.-Mrs Roberts: We would not have to pay a bank.-Celrk: But if you em- plav a bank now, you will stall have to pay Mr"Hughes—Mr Griffiths: It would bo a "creat improvement if the account was paid direct into the bank, and the cheque would be ready the following day.—Clerk: Pass a resolution asking Mr Hnghes1 to appoint the manager of the bank as his deputy and to sign receipts. That would cover Alban Davies: Is not that done?—Clerk. No He has not done it.—Mrs Roberts: Is the present treasurer now a kfe appointment. Clerk: I am not prepared to say that but it is subject to the ruling cf the L.G.B. ^lrs Roberts: Things have altered very much since then.—Mr HeiTwrt did not see the change would be of any advantage.-Mr L'ewelvn: All we want is to get a lepoit up to date instead of what we have been having all along, but if one can save £ 10 it is on "duty to do so.-Mr J. P. Griffiths: If we appoint the deputy the £ 10 will be paid a'.l the same—Mrs Roiberts: On what ground -Clerk Because he was appointed at that sa1arv and it is his until 'he resigns. I don t So^what view the L.G.B. will +ake of the circumstances of the case. If yo" WEh It I can write—Mr J. P. Griffiths: I tlr,-vk the first thing is finisltwith Mr Hughes. I do not see the good ofap¡poi,Ht.;ngn a deputy. 1 should deal straight wiit.h 0110 man. Mrs M. A. Jones could not see what fault they had to find with Mr Hughes.—Mr J. P. Griffiths: It is a matter of £10, If you can get anyone to do it for nothing aU the_ better—In answer to Mr W. Griffiths, the Clerk said no superannuation was attached to the salary. —Mr J .L'ewelly 11: The cheques are paid m by the collectors the very day they are due, and here we have reports that they are not paid—Mr D. W. Lewis agreed with Air Llewelyn and condemned such a state of things—The Chairman said they had heard the difficulty and the solution would be to appoint a deputy—Mi's Roberts: I don t see why Mr Hughes should have a deputy, when we can 'have it for nothing.—Mr Herbert advocated passing a resolution to appoint the deputy.—Chairman: I think the whole thrtng is out of order. We must finish with the old treasurer, before we can make a new appointment. —Mr Evan Davies said they had goood reason, to raise the question owing to the lateness of the reports. But- it was not the only reason,, they were paying a gen- tIonian £10 a year for doing woife which a bank will do for nothing. They would not a.ct in that way in their own business tran- sactionns—The Chairman, pointed out that when they were overdrawn the treasurer charged mo interest, and he doubted if they could .get any bank to do it. Did anyone make a proposal. It was a fuss about noth- in,or.—Rev Alban Davies We are blaming Mr Hughes to some extent for the neglect ot collectors. —The Clerk explained that there was no L.G.B. order, so far as he was aware, calling upon Mr Hughes for amy returns.— Mrs M. A. Jones did not see where the grievance was.M rHammond: What secu- rity has he ■—Clerk: A bond for £1,000.- The storm in the teapot suddenly subsided, leaving Mr Hughes high and dry still. SANITARY AUTHORITY. A COMPENSATION CASE. The Clerk said that the Ocean Insurance Co. wrote with reference to a case of a road labourer, named Young. tHe 'had been in- jured and had made a claim. The Company wished to 'know if it was part of claimant s duty to assist a cioaitractor—The Clerk said it was the invariable practice to do so.—Mr Evan Davies 1 should li'ke it to be put to them that it is duty.—Rev J. Alban Davies: Is the man working mow—The Sur- veyor (Mr Evan J onies): No; he has a very bad hand. He wiu probably be very bad for another 'fortnight.—Chairman: If they ways do it, it is clearly a part of their duty. —It was decided that the Clerk should repily to .that effect. THE LOUGHOR BRIDGE. for contract No. 2 for the Loughor Water Scheme were presented. They had been checked iby Mr Herbert, engineer. They had been before the Water Cmmittee.—The Clerk said he had loooiked through them, and as far as he could check them, they were car- reot. The biggest was for £892 lis 9d, and another bill was.for £ 250—Mr Herbert said that lie had certified that the whole of the works of Contract No. 2 had been satisfac- torily completed, and the period of mainten- ance 'by Mr Powell, the contractor, had ex- pired. He claimed £250 for delay in the works while the Council were cmdeavouring to come to settlements. There were also accounts for trespass from different farms, which bad been settled. It also contained his own account.—■Chairman: Have all the items been considered by the Water Committee.— I Clerk: I believe they have—Chairman: And recommended to be paid.—Clerk: The only one in question is this £ 250.—Mr D. Davies: That does not come into the account.—It was agreed to defer its consideration.—Mr W. Williams: With regard to the extras we are entirely 11 the hands of the Engineer. If he has certified them as correct it is no use our worrying—It was agreed to pay the other items—Clerk: It amounts to over a thous- and poundsallid you have not a penny in the bank to-day. It is Llandebie will have to suffer—Mr D W. Lewis: Have they not a joan ?—Clerk They have exceeded it by jB120 already and this is a thousand again. CHAIN OR FREE LABOUR. The Rev. Allbaai Davies referred to the fact that in the parish of TaNey the road labourers were paid by tlhe chain. There should be an uniformity of wages throughout the district. His proposition was that they should adopt cliain, work throughout the whole district to have uniformity of wages. —Mr W. R. Thomas seconded.—Br J. P. Griffiths would second it also if the mover would add to hfs resolution by the discretion of the surveyor.—Mr Evan Davies That was oarried in the resolution of the day fort- night—Mr J. P. Griffiths thought that per- haps Mr Davies did not understand what was done that day fortnight—Mr Evan Davies: I should Alike to have t-heresollltion passed this day fortnight.—Rev. Alban. Davies asked if it was fair that tihe Talley workmen should have to work by the-dhain.—Mr D. Davies asked if he was 'going to make a fresh motion Why not all tihe workmen be on the same throughout the district—Mr W. Griffiths moved as an amendment that they should not j adopt the chain work in any parish in the union. It was unfair and unjust.—M r W. Harries seconded.—Mr D. Davies and Mr D. Watkins said that in the Llandebie District chain work -would not do.—Rev. Alban Davis withdrew his motion f8J!.},d the amendment was carried.
LLANDILO. AT the Manordeilo Eistecktfod held on the 5tlh February, Mr G. W. Jenkins was success fill in winning the prize for the best speech on "The upholding of the Eisteddfod." He was highly complimerited for it. TEMPEKANCE.—A feature of the temperance meeting held last Sunday evening was the admirable singing of Miss Ross and Mr D. Lewis (Llew Oilb) both members of the Reehabite Tent. Miss Ross contributed "Abide wiftih iJle," and Mr D. Lewis, "Arm, arm, ye brave." The chair was very capably filled by Mr Briscenden. The introductory services were taken by Mr 0. Morgan. Ad- dresses were delivered by the Chairman, Mr Phillips, of the County School, and Mrs. Jenkins, Oxford House. Miss Lilian James Griffiths gave a good interpretation to 'What temperance has done for John and Me," in her reciting of it. Miss Ethel Ambrose also contributed a recitation, and Miss George a sacred solo from San-key. Altogether the meeting was most successful. Miss Etlhel i Williams and Mr W. P. Morgan acted as 1 accompanists.
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Zi,ooo to Llanboidy and Sardis Congregational Churches. Mr Thomas Philliiips, of Longlamc, Amroth, Peinibno'kesliire, who dkxl on- the 28th D^^cetm- ber last, ll-eift estaite of the gross value of ber last, ll-eift estaite of the gross value of 9 £5,161 10s 9d, witih net -perdo-ual-ty £ 2.159 10i 3d, and pro!rate of ihis will, datt d tlie lCth of February. 1907, has l>e?n ft-ras.tod to Mr Win. Walter Wi l;a;ais ,or the Laurels, Si. Clea.i'3, Oaii-niiar!hcvmsliire, comme-jic'al traveller, and Mr Will 'am Lewis, of High street, XarbM-th, Pemhrokcislnire. so'.iicitor. The testator left TSOO as to olic-tliord to the ch Id; en of his cousin, Joflan James, one-third to the chil- dren of Ms cousin Charictte Kay, and £ 50 to William Clement Eivam, and £ 500 a,nd a ground rent of 2s Gd to the Congregational Chinich, blaiiboidy; £50J to the Congrega- tional Church ar Sardis, in each case to augment the stipends of the ministers; JE15 per anin/mm to h's's'ervant Dinah James, remainder to her motihor a,i,,d sister, Mary and Rachel James £5 each to luis servant, John Caillan 'auù his wife The re idue of his estate he left as to' Q'ne.-foUll1:h to the children of his coU'Sim., Williraim Humphreys; one- fourth to the oh-iliclre iitof his cousin, James Paicell, one-fourth to the chilùmn of his cousin Charlotte Kay.
CENARW. WILL.—(Mr William Evans, of Danyrhelyg, Cenartli, Camiartheins'hirie, earpenter, who died on the 10th October last, left estate valu,e-,t at f:1,123 5s 7d gross, of which £848 Os 9d is met personalty, and probate of his will has been granted to his widow Mrs Rachel Eva.ns, and Mr Thomas Evans, of Pen!an Wlla, iNowcastle Emlyn, brother of the deceased, and he left £.50 to his s'ster Elizabeth Arthur, jE50 to his brother David Evans, R50 to his niece Elizabeth Margaret Evans, .and £ 50 to Elizabeth Mary Ree,s° an.d £ 100 to his brother Thomas, and the residue of his estate to his wife.
Carmarthenshire Stud Company. THE LATE MR BUCKLEY RODERICK. A meeting of the directors of the Carmar- thenshire Stud Company was held at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Satur- day ai'ternO'CCi', under the picsidoiicy of Mr J. A,nthorny, Ciivc-itiiy. There were also pre- sent Mr D. H. Thomas, Starling Park; Mr J. Jones, PLas, Feri-yside; Mr J. G. Harries, Ponyibont, Lla.ngadoc& Mr 11. Footman, Hsrodwcn; Mr J. Phillips, Caeilleon; Mr J. Sco, Blaewwernddu; and Mr John Franei-, Myrtle Hilii (secretary). The Chairman said that before proceeding with the ordinary business he thought it would ibe their wish to pass a vote of condol- ence with the family and reCiatives of the late Mr Buckley Roderieik, Llaln<?lly. He did not Know what would become cf them as a Stud Coompany after the great loss they bad sustained in that gentleman's untimely death. They all knew tire deep interest he had taken in the Company since the com- mencement, ,and, in fact, it was Mr Buckley Roderick was the originator of the Company, and ever since had spent lots of morey on and given much valuable time to it. Those directors who had been up with him in Lon- don knew how goood the deceased gentleman had_ .been, and at was a very sad loss. When he first heard the very sad news it was diffi- GuIlt to reailiso that they had lost such a good friend, and lie felt it from thebot.tom of his heart. He moved that they pass a resolution embodyinT their deepest sympathy and con- dolence with the family and relatives, and that the Societary be requested to send a copy of the i-esolutio-ii to the family. Mr D. H. Thomas supported the vote of c<y_dolence, amd agreed with all that th Ohaiirman had said. He iliowestly -believed if there was one thing more than, another that Mr Buckley RoderLk tried his level best b?oi to do, it was for the Carmarthenshire Staid Company. He looked and watched over it as if it wore his own child, and one thing was certain—his place could never be filled in the Company. He thought it was onay right and natural that they should wish to express to his family the very deep grief and great shock it had ibeen to all cf them to hear of his untimely death. However he was sure that if Mr Buckley Roderick could come back, there was one thing he would like them to do, and that was to stick to the Stud Com- pany, as he had so often asked them to do, and even more so than they had done before, and make it, if possible, the great success he had always hoped for. He felt his death very very much, and he wished to add his very sincere retgiet and sincere sympathy with the family and relatives. Mr John Fra,n,cis endorsed all that had been said. They- could say of the late Mr Buckley Rodexilek-th,at whatever he took in hand ho did weld. With regard to the Stud Company in particular, he (the speaker) had never worked with anyone that had every detail connected with it so thoroughly. Every year when they had their annual report they Uicd to do the best they could to get every- thirLg prepared, but tho masterly way in he gathered up and marshalled every detail to put before you the correct position in a lucid form, wa^neally a lesson to him every year. His memory and ability for work were indeed great. and he used to pre- pare in less than, half a day a report fit to be read before the House of Lords or anywhere. It a pcrfcot treat to see him. As secre- tary he coii.i d say that he would never have been able to carry on his work unless it had be-on for his help—and always kindly help. He could ii,ot see him (the secretary) going into the dimoultics sometimes, and was always there to help him. He offered his most earnest sympathy to the family under the trying circum,stances. It was a serious matter to lose a genitlennan of his class, and 11.2 agreed with Mr Thomas when he said that if he could eome back his wish would be that e £ ch one of thcan should put their shoulder to tjie wheel, .and assist th Scud Company to progress as he was so anxious to see it pro- gra-R. He thought that they should feel a hiL strong o.n that poi-iiit as dimtors, to push that work on as far as they could, aaid to make it a t'uccess. Mr J chn Jones said Mr Buckley Roderick was the heart and soul of their Company, and they could always rely on bis sound advice. Mr J. Harries said that as one who was up m London' the deceased twelve months ago, he could endorse eveiything that had been sand. He had received every courtesy a,iitd kindness at the hands of Mr Buckley- Roderick. He begged -to add feelings of doop regret and sympathy with the family. Mr J. SeourfieM that that when he saw the news of li-is death in the pa,T)ers he oould not realise that he wa- dead. He was a raan who was always alive to things—sharp and c-5-011') ^t saw him alive was at wa' in London on b..halt of the Stud Company, and then couid have taken a ,le-a2e of 100 years on his hte. He was their mainstay, and whenever • theywanted guidance they always loooked to Mr Buckley Roderick for it. He was always a safe guide. He did not speak a lot, but when he did speak there was a good deal in i and :n that resoect he -as aii, example to them. Wiatever he did he did we-H, and nothiPlg grieved limi more than to see the slackness of the farmers ki Carmarthenshire in taking up the Stiid Company. Every year from thychair he said he was hoping for better things to come, and althouight they r+ne l',yillr to do "tmost, they got little thanks for what they did. He wa.s very loath to think farmers were BO slow in supporting them, and hoped for better things The motion was then carried in silence, all present standing. The. remainder of the business was of a private nature.
C.M. President FOR XATIOXAL FEDERATION OF FREE CHURCHES. The presidential chair of the National Federation of Free Churches for next year has been offered to the Rev Evan Jones of Carnarvon, the well-known Calvirn'istic Methodist divine, aaid the rev. "entUmor. has accepted the office. Representatives of every important denomination of Noneom formity have already occupied the chair with tho exception of the Corph. The rev. gell- tkman, who resigned the pastorate of Monah Carnarvon recently, took part in the_ conference held at Cardiff 'jn Octote last, when Mr Lloyd George, M.P had tn face the music" of the Disestablish em