LLANiDILO. ENTFTTTAINIAIF,NT. -Ott Thursday evening, the 6tih a nisit., a very enjoya.b!e entertaimmient was given laft the Union, Worliliotise by the members of the New Chapel Choir, Crescent road, ix-lieii an, excellent prog) amme was gone through, consisting of: Pianoforte solo, Mr Geo. Thomas, Park Mills; soflo, Miss May Williams, Camiibriani Cafe; solo, M ro Wal- liams, Savimgs Bamlk; Avhistles, Mr George Thomas (wlhich was highly appreciated) next came a solo by Miss Florrie Evams, Blaen- ceninen, who igave an excellent rendering, and Mr O. P. Davies favoured the audience with his favourite recitation. A solo Avas given by Miss Gladys M. Davies, Paris House whose rich sopraino voice was much appre- ciated, her rendering being applauded reci- tation, Miss Rachel Thomas. Red House, which met Avtih great approval; solo, Miss Maggie Eva,11is, Stepney Villa lecitaton, Mr Tom Rees, Ch,ii i,ch--stmet; .olo, Mr 0 P. Davies, solo, Mr Aineuryn Rees. iMiss Maud Davies was tlie accompanist and Mr Aneuryin Rees (through the aibseinice of Mr H. W. Griffiths) acted as Chairman. The s'mginig of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (solo taken by Miss Rees) concluded a delightful evening.
INQUEST AND FUNERAL. Mr R. J. Rhys (coroner) held an inquest at Merthyr Vale on Saturday on the body of Cromwell Davids, which was recovered from the Taff on Friday, after the little one had mysteriously disappeared from his home at 42, Taff street, oil January 24th. Rose Daviles, sicteir of the deceased, said that she saAV her brother playing in the street on the afternoo nof his disappearance. She was on that day Avorking at a small shop at No 6, Taff street. At 4.45 p.m., she told her little brother to go home, iand she raav him Igoas far ,as No 22, and she then Avent iback to the shop. Writness added that she had fetched her brlOlthelffllOm the banks of the river mainy times. John Owen, fidhermaaii, Canmaithcai, de- soribed how he, with three other fishermen, were engaged iin, searching for the body of the child in u^e river near Quaker's Yard yesterday mominig. He was seated in his cracle castiiiing a net with AVilliam Ellis when they saw t)he body of a boy rise to the sur- face. It was lb nought to the river bank. The Coroner (remarked that the river bank opposite Taff stret was a very dangerous lace. He believed it was private property, but it Avas for the jury to say if they had any observations to make regarding it. The jury brought in a verdict of "Found drowned," and on the suggestion of Mr Mil- Av,ard added a rider that the banik of the :river opposite Taff street should be effectively fenced.
IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL CEREMONY. The funeral of the little boy, Cromwell Davies, took place on, Sunday. The coffin was preceded by the search party, number- ing 60 men, wthich was chosen from among the workmen at Messrs Nixon's Colliery Co., who worked so diligently but without success until Friday Last, when a party of fiehermeil- from Carmartihon, ivitli their coracle boa/ta, brought the body t the surface. After the coffin were the igrief-strilckenj parent, bro- ther and sister, and friends; then followed a very 1large: body of the .general public. The whole of the Sunday Schools joined in the procession Avhicfh wended its way from the parents' home to AII)erfaii, Cemetery, where, amid impressive scenes, the remarais were laiid to rest. The Rev H. P. Jones, assisted by the Rev G. Boiveii,, oiffcijated. A larga ,Ulltite,d choir sang hymns en route. It is estimated that the funeral was attended by aboiut 10,000 moiutners.
Temperance Meeting at Carmar- then. The nineteenth of the series of meetings in coaiinection with the Carmarthen Total Ab- stinence Society was held at the Guildhall on I Saturday evening last, and notwithstanding the "newly croipped-up" counter attractions in the town (not quite a hundred yards from the Guildhall) there was a very large gather- ing. The meeting was presided oyer by Mr W. G. Guest, Swansea (one of the vice-presi- dents of the Swansea and Central Wales Dis- trict Council of the London and North Western Railway Temperance Uniion), and he was supported by Aldermaai John Lewis, J.P., Mayor 01 Carmarthen; Revs T. N. Pliiiillipson., Eyjliish Wesley an; H. P. Atkins, Welsh W edleyan; E. Ungoed Thomas, Taber- nacle W. D. Rowlands, Water street; Ald. Morris Jones, Avenue; Mr Whicher, Moiiey street; Mr W. IDumn Williams, G. and L. and several members of the London and North Western Railway Temperance Union. The programme was in the hands of the Lon- don and North Western Railway Temper- ance Union., headed by Aid Morris Jones. Miss Lizzie Parry, Tabernace terrace, presi- dedat the piano. The, meeting commenced with the singing of "There's not a Friend like the Lowly Jesus," after which Mr Joseph Thomas, Pictoin Court, offeired pi-ayer. At this juncture, the Mayor introduced Mr Guest to the meeting, and had much pleasure in asking him to take the chair. After hav- ing thanked the Mayor for asking him to fill the chair that evening, Mr Guest delivered a stirring address. He said he represented the London and North Western Railway Temperance Union, and was a living witness to the temperance cause. They Avanted men of clear eye sight iand clear brains, which was of most importance to the engine drviers in those days when they had locomotives runn- ing at the rate of DO miles an hour. The same it was with finemen and signal men. There were hundreds of lives depending upon the signalman a wrong touch on a certain lever would cause a catastrophe; therefore it be- hoved them to have a clear headed, steady, allld reliable mem, to be engdne-drivers, fire- men, and signalmen. AMndinig to a certain portion on the L. and N.W. line, Mr Guest said they were all, with one exception,, total abstainers. Wheal the annual report of their Union comes out (\vh,en will be in a rfenv days) their membership AArill be over 16,000. The Chairman #ben referred to the young lads that came to work in their sheds, and asked tlhem to look after them, and to exer- cise a friendly interest in them. Mr Guest spoke for over 35 minutes, P_md was loudly applauded at Mitervats. The following pro- gramme was then gone through :-08010, "Be kind to thy mother," Miss Roberts, Garnant, which was well rendered and loudly ap- plauded address, Rev W. D. Rowlands, Water street. Mr Rowlands was in excellent form, aind delivered a most stirring address. The apea-ker referred to a certain public house in London. which was watched to see how many people would enter it from 10.30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Over 2,000 pesrons Avent iinto that public ihouse, and more than half of that nmmiber were women wiith children in arms. He also .alluded to the druoikenaiess that Was m Swansea on 'Saturday evenings it was an awful place to Avalk en the paveinents there. The pavements there were different to the pavements in Carmarthen (if you can call them pavement shore). The Mayor here disputed Mr Rowlands' remarks, and the little "drama" about the pavements of Car- marthen ended here. Proceeding Mr Row- land said the Church of Christ should be in the forefront of this great temperance battle. In 10 or 15 years to come, they will not elect officers in their different chapels unless they were total abstainers. It is fast coming to that. At this juncture, Mr Guest had to vacate the chair, as he was leaving by the 9.10 train for Swansea, and was thanked for presiding. The Alayor then tock the chair, and the programme continued as follows:— Chorus, "Count your blessings." Audience; recitation, "The Women of Alumble's Head," Mr Stanley Phillips, (well renidered) solo, Miss Phyllis Lewis, King street; duett, Miss Gwladys Jones and Mr Dunin AVitliiamis, which was capitally rendered. Ald. Morris Jones then concluded the meeting wth prayer.— Tlie next meeting will be in the hands of Mr Wiillliaim Jones, AYaterloo terrace.
Teachers' Meeting at Carmarthen. INTERESTING PRESENTATION. The annual meeting of the Carmarthen Dia trict Teachers Association was held at the Quay st. Council SchoolI, Carmarthen, on Saturday last when the out going president (Air R. H. Tyler. Laargharne) occupied the chair. The annual report was presented by the secretary .anid treasurer Mr Mitchell, Ferryside), and showed a very satisfactory year's work with a 'balance o-ni the right side. Amongst the correspondenice was a letter from the Executive of the N.U.T. notifying their unanimous adoption o.f the following re-,o,liit:nii "Ili view cf the probability of the forthcoming Education Bill containing clauses which would enable non-provided schools to be Avfithdrawn from the control of the local education authorities and from the 10 benefit of rate aid, the executive of the Nat. Union, of Teaohers wish to protest in advance against any such proposals, and to affirm that, m. the opinion iand experience of teachers in. such schools generally, such oom- tracirng out would be fatal to the efficiency of the schools and injurious to the health, eomfcrt, anid education or the children. Fur- ther, in the opinion of the executive, such a proposal, if c riod, can ciii!v lead to the i,n- definite postponement of the adoption of a nat,iolllal system of education." Mr Tyler then vacated the chair in favour of the presidemt-elect Air E. J. Roberts, of Idolio Council Sdhool, who was received with hearty applause on rising to deliver hiia inaugural address, Avhich be did in a pithy amd able manner. He dealt with education quest.:ons of local interest, emphasising the importance of the work which should be carried out in: rural schools, and the wisdom of providing the means for keeping the schools thorooughly equipped and up to date, thus giving every eincoui agement to, workers i,11 such Echo els in their more trying and less advantageous positions as compared with their confreres in the larger urban schools. A hearty vote of thanks Avas accorded Mr Tyler, and the 1907 workers for their efforts on bdha of the Association, and the follow- ing a,p,po,ntiiit,,n,ts, were made for 1908: Vice- president, Air David Thomas, Nat. School, Kidwelly secretary and treasur; r. Air W. H. Mitchell, Ferryside; secretary B. and O. Fund. Air J. Samiways, Marsybont; secre- tary, T.P.S., lMr R. H. Tyler, Laughanne; Paiiliiamentary correspondents, Messrs D. M. Jones and G. Sam-no1, Carmarthen; Press and examinations secretary. Air J. Howell Dav.es, Canmlairth-en representatives on the Coimty Council Association, Messrs T. Jones, G. Alorris and G. Samuel; delegates to the I Hiasings Conference. Af iss E. Al. Gwynne Davies, and Alessrs D. M. Jones and J. Sam- r "Tays.. For the vice-presidency ci the County Association, Air 11 T. Scourfiekl, _AVlnitknd, was nominated. It was recommended that Air Maurice Jones, Carmarthen, 'a.nd Mr B. Richards, Llanelly, ^should be re-appointed secretary and treasurer respectively. Much regret was expressed that Airs AYat- kins, ;foriii,eirly head-mistress of Pentrepoth. School, was not able to be present, and in consequence a deputation, consisting of the president, secretary, press secretary, and Air D. -11. Jones, was appointed to wait upon her at her residence, and present her Avith the N.U.T. s nluminiated ;uldrer->j, suitaftdy framed as F,oi)to sli:g:ht recognition of her iaithrnl "'11Id valnablo service's for 10 yoaivs as local secretary of the B. amd O. Fund. Tlie lot I owing was the text of the add,rees Address for .local Association Officers "The Executive of the National Union of Teachers a.nd your felllow members cf the Carniarthen- Associiatioin, desire on, the occasion, of vour retirement from the post of local secretaxv Of the B »«dO. Fma of il,„t record their hrgh appreciation of the valuable services which you have rendered to the cause of education,, and the -Inca tor Dm ing .vour 10 vean- term of offico i„tho W have -> bu nda'lwl labours reco-Wf i -y, deser?'ed honourable vev v,"e ll;'r€lI,v <l^!i>e to co.n- S f f ask,n^-Von to aocrPf th is expres- sion of esteem and gratitude, the Executive an | uie, assoo atf.on earnestly wish vcm health i npraness, land Cod-spped. S'gnecf on, behalf of the Exoclllive of the National Union of Teachers A. R. Pickles, pr^dern J li I? c.t sec!otary. Signed on l>en,a t of the ,Local Afscc ation, R. H. Tvler preoidealt; AA H. Mit-cheli, secretai y. v
ie-- Llandilo lolire Court. SATU"AY.-Before Mr Gulston (iln the chair), Major Spence Jones, Col. Lloyd, and Messrs W. N. Joiiiee, J. Jones, and Hy. Herbert. OCCASIONAL LICENSE Mr Evans, Half Moon Hotel, Llandilo, applied on bohiadlf of Mrs R. Ednvftrdij, Cross Inn Hotel, Ammanford for 6ln occasional license on the occasion otf a bell to be held at the Ivorites Hall, Ammanford, on the 20th intst., by the Volunteers and Tennis Club. Mr Eva-nis said that the application was sup- ported by the committee, -amongst whom were Dr Price, Dr Hughes, Lieut. J. R. Wil- liams, and Lieut. Lloyd. Mr J. Edwards, Railway Hotel, applied for an extension of hours on the occasion of a dinaier to be held at the hotel named by the Male Vo-ice Party. Both applications were granted. KILLING SNIPE. Wirewood Hees, Colliers Arms, was char- ged with killing snipe without a gaime license. -A-ir A. H. Hill, Supervisor, Carmarthen, prosecuted. Mr S. Griffiths, of Llanwrtyd and Ammanford, represented the defendant. The offence was admitted. Defendant was seen bv Supt. Evans on land near the btag and Pheasanit in the parish of L,anfihangeA- Aberbybhick. Defendant was first seen,.stand ing on the road with a giin., accompanied by a sporting dog belonging to himself, and a len<*ed by Supt. Evans, and produced two snipe and held that he could kill simpe with a gun license. He held a provisional certi- ficate some time back. As to the assertion that he was on, land that he had no right to be, Mr Griffiths said that Supt. Evans n going on the land was taking equal ™k Avith the defendant. Mr Griffiths said could show conclusively, and he hoped *2 satisfaction. of the bench, that this offence was "committed under a real misapprehension and in complete ignorance that snipe w as i. eluded under the head of game. Defendant at the time he shot the snipe had no concep- t.ion whatever that he was committing any nffence. He (Mr Griffihs) ventured to sub- mit that 'if a thousand persons were aok ihat day whether snipe were included undei the head of game that 999 would give a negative leply. Even Supt. Eva,.io ■ when he met Rees on th:e occasion with h,s 30 years exper once of the game iaiw^s not nnit^ clear whether was included an game laws, and it was not until he returned to Llandilo and consulted his books of refer- fince that ihe became sure on the pom Ihe defendant had no knowledge of the offence tha.t he was committing. This was a care of •reivuine ignorance, suppoi It^d by the genera belief erroneously held by the public at large that eni.pe were not included.—Supt. Evans na,id defendant had been convicted of poach- imb a.bout five years ago.—Mr Griffiths sa.it he had held a game license evea* since excep. last vear. 'Ihe offence was committed *n November. Ho ted taktag a pr<mam«.l game certefcate.-The ChwrmanM d that under the circumstances lie would only fined Is and costs. UNLICENSED CARRIAGE. Thomas Price, farmer, Cefnfforest, Gar- ant, was charged with using a carriage re- quiring a license without having done so. Defendant: I am not guilty of using it on a pleasure journey.—The Clefrk: The ques- tion is, whether you used it when you ought to have taken out a Mcense.Defendant: I thought I could take farm produce to market without a license.—The Clørk v Mat is not the law at present. It is a quo- --ju as to the formation of the carriage. Was it a conveyance that required a license.— Defen- dant: That's the only one I got.—The Clerk thouglit he would have a difficulty. In fur- ther talk defended pleaded ignorance..—1 he Chairman told him it was continaxy to law whethor lie knew it or not.—The Supervisor said that they had igiveii him notice, and he bad had full opportunity to take out a ¡icen2e.fr Molyneux deposed to having seen the vehicle driven into Llandilo. It wa? a light fcwo-wlheeled rustic dog oart with sude springs upholstered in 'black cloth.—The Clerk said this was the first case of the kind brought before the Court There was an idea tbat^when a carriage was used for this pur- pose alone in going or coming from market pose alone in going or coming from market amongst the parties that they were free.— The Supervisor said that they had had sev eral cases of this kind up and down the oountry- The- Chairman said as this was the first case of the kimd bnighi before this bench but they quite understood the importance of it. He hoped this would be a wainnamig to defendant and others, in the future. Defen dant would be dismissed on th.s charge, under the circumstaonces, on payment of cois,ts. REFUSING TO QUIT. Thomas Powell, collier, Penygrces, was charged with the above offence^—P.C. Ed- munds deposed that on the 25th of last month he wias sent for the Cross Inn Hotel, Ammanford, and requested by the landlady to turn the defendant out. She had previous ly asked him in wrtne-s's presence, to go out but he refused. He alio refused to do so several times when- witness a-ked h.m. Even- tually he had to turn him out.—The Chair-- jnia.ii: Any record?—Supt Evans: Oh yes; a very long one. The' last ■cocaS'ion he was on a similar charge in November, 1906.—Fined 5s and costs. DRINK Llewelyn Llewelyn, Pemybontfach, Glan- amman, was changed with being drunk.— P.C. Tudor said he found him drunk on the Irigjiiwav ini the. village lying dawn,. When he picked him up he fell down agam.—Defen- dant said he had not been drinking for several woks. On that occasion he took a few drinks and they made him s:ck.-Tlie Chairman: That's the failing of many.— Flined 2s 6d and costs. T> n Evan Williams was siimi/tany charged, r.U. Tudor said defendant was very drunk, and covered with mud wihoni witness found him, and he bad been fightiiig.-Fined 2s 6d and ^Another Evan, Williams, of Llamdebie road, TIrydaiil, was charged by P.S. Peter Jones with a like offence. Witness said on Sunday last at 8.20 p.m., he saw defendant m Rhos- maen st„ Lllandilo. He was staggering drun'k. Witness weaiit on to him, and db- tained bi-, ii-ame and address. He requested him to go away. He was knocking against people canning from Divine sei-vice.-Defeii- dant said he asked the witness where he could stop that n,ioit and he replied "No, clear out."—Witness said that it was the man that was with defendant asked where they could get lodgings. He told them they had better go away, as they were not fit to go to any place.—Fined 2s 6d and costs. Evan Jones, Ammanford, was charged with being drunik and disorderly.—P.C. Edwards said that at 10.15 p.m. on the 6th wist, the defendant was maikinig a row in Wind St., Ammanford, cursing and siwariing and using bad language. He was told to go home, but went to High street and continued his dis- orderly conduct. He eventually went home. —A person in court said he was there on behalf of defendant who pleaded guilty. He promised to have no more to do with the drink, and he had money to pay his fine. The Bench said defendant must appear per- sonally. A warrant was ordered to be 1SS.Edward Hughes, Pant ly IT, Landebie, was similarly charged.—This defendant, said the witness, wia susing ve.y bad language m Llandebie village.—Fined 5s and costs. P.S. Morgan, charged Daniel Jones, with being drunik and disorderly on the railway platform on t,he 28th of last month.—Defen- dant was cursing and swearing. He was in the end taikon a,way by a friend by the 11 p.m. train to Garnant. SHEEP SCAB. Thomas Evans, Tylssaf, Trapp, was char- ged with not reporting an outbreak of sheep scab with all practcalble speed.-Mr T. Geo. Wjiliamis prosecuted, and Mr J. R. Williams defended. The sheep were the property of Mr Griffiths, Maesyffynon. bu,t were in deten- dant's charge..—^ ,r T. G. W illiams saad that notice was given to ithe police on the 16th of January, who, with all due speed, viisitcd the farm. The veteriniary inspector appointed by the local authority also went there and certified tbiit .ii, hii op.ill1,ion the sheep had suffered from four to six weeks s p from the disease. It was only through the vigilance of the local authority that they conlld hope to he freed from this terrible scourge wfhvh was 'bad f-:ough now, but once the police were discoirra^cd when brmging these cases on they rekx in their efforts to stamp out. the d seace, and it would be very bad for tilie farmers. Whilst he had no desire to uinduily pren the charge, Mr Williams urged the bench to convict It
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LLANDILO. TEACHERS' MEETING.—A meeting of th teachers of the Llandilo a.nd Llandovery Teachers' Association was held at the Nation181 Schools, Lllandilo, on Saturday last. Owing to two inclemency of the weather, the attendance was limited. The chair was occupied by the president, Mr W. Lewis, Cefneithyn. Mr Price, Saron, the retiring president, thansed the members for the sup- port- they ibrad givefli, tim during his year of office.—Mr W. Lewis, the president, also thanked them. for the honour they had con- ferred upon him. He would do his best to do his duty. He proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the ret,iring president for the able way in whichi he had fulfilled his duty, and at the same time congratulate him upon his appointment to the head-miastership of Felin- foel school. Mr Thomas, Glanamman, secon- ded. He expressed pleasure at Mr Price's appointment. He was sorry they would lose the serviices of Mr Price for the Association, as he was one of the most active members, and wished him success in his well deserved appointment. Mr Price, who is at present acting as secretary to the Association, re- turned thanks. It was decided to hold in albeyance the appointment of representatives to Conference. For the County Association, Mr C. G. Phillips, Mr T. Thomas, Glan- ammtni, and Mr W. Lewis were elected repre- sentatives. Mr Phalli,ps gave a report of the transactions of the last meeting of the Council of the County Association. He con- sented to act as secretary pro tern. to the local associationL Mrs Phillip?, Miss Painter, L.L.A., Miss F. A. Thomas, Ffairfach, Miss Poynrtz, Na.t. School, were asked to make arrangements for the tea on, the occasion of the meeting of the County Association at LIandilo on the 29th iwst. Miss Callard, the treasurer, was. uiniaivoidably absent. A vote of condolence with, her im her 'bereavement, consequent upon, the death of her fathier, was adopted. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A highly success- 1 ful competitive meeting was held at the Tabernacle Schoolroom, Ffairfiach, on the 13th imist. As the proceedings advanced, the room got densely packed. The chair was occupied by Mr D. Morgan, Council School. The adjudicator was Mr Thomas, Evans, Church street, far recitations, etc, and for tilie q Mr Rees. Ammanford. Mr Joseph Williams acted as secretary, and Miss Nellie Griffiths as accompanist. The Pro- oeeds were in aid of the Sunday school. Some of the competitions were of a sprrite nature. The following were the Avinners ÜlI the chief of them. Soprano- solo, MVss Evans, a pupillat the County School, who hails from Gwynfe; ibass solo, Mr D. Davies, Ffairfacih; solo, hymn, "Marchog Iesu," forj^hose over 45 years of age, the prize was divided between- Mr J. Jones, Bridge st., Mr Joseph Williams, Ivorites terrace, and Mr Pierce, stationmaster, Llanarthney; tenor solo, Mr Abel Thomas, Treonwg (1); Mr D. James Davies, Ffairfach (2); duet, "Y chaurelwr, etc. Mr A r Davies, Llandilo, and Mr D. Davies, Ffairfach; quartette, a local party; glee, for eight voices, Toiwysiders, led by Mr D. James Daves, were the only com- petitors, and were awarded the prize. The competition for the trajisilation of Welsih and English words caused a good deal of amuse- ment. For the best prize bag, the nnze was divided betwem Misa Margaret Evans, of the Old Bank, and Miss Roberts, Bradford House. The Chairman, in the course of his address, said that it Avas 34 years ago that his coiunection with the, Tabernacle Sunday School commenced, and but a few were pre- sent that inight who were members of the, chapel at that period. When he joined it ocily old fashioned hymns AVCTO Sung, there was no regular system of registration, anid no prizes offered for regularity. When he left it all that had been. changed. He^pro- duced his class register for the years 1876 to 1881. At the beginning of the latter year, he left the Tabernacle to assist iill cst.atbh.h- ing an English Ohurcih :in. the town. It was intterestimg to glamce back at the names of those AA^hio had passed through the class in those five years. They were names famftliar to miany around him. Thirty-two in all had passed through Ihils class. Of them sixtetm had turned out well; of five he had no record, whilst six were wot doin\g as he should have liked them too. One was farming in. Aus- tralia, and he had lintellmgence ot tiim regu- larly—Joseph Edwards, formerly of Maerdy. Anotiher J. Thomas was in the United States, and a newspaper he had just received showed that Thomas Avia siappreciated in the locality where he res'ded. Five had departod this world: T. Perkins, D. wm;, p-.s, Ð. Jones, E. Pughe, and the late Tom Davies only last year. He (the Chairmaai) could honestly say that if in any way his old boys did not follow the examples he set them the was not to blame In concluding, he thanked those of his old boys who had expressed a desire to show him a little respect by laskimg him to take the chair at that meetimg after so long scrri-ce amongst them. Votes of thanks the simgiinig of "Hen W lad fy Nbladau" concluded the' meeting. TEMPERANCE.—The Aveekly temperance meeting was hokl on Suniday evenimg at the Mefhodist Chapel, the floor of Avhich was well filled by a most appreciative audience, attracted thither -by the anmouncfMiient that Professor .)1. H. Joles, of Trefecea College, formerly of Carmartheni, would address the meeting. The rev. gentleman,, by the sterl- ing address which he delivered, amply repaid those who had made an effort to attend, for doing so. His r.,oinrwi-is that evil Avas best overcome iby good, and therefore ucged that counter attractions were the be-t antidotes to 1. public blouse. The chair was occupied by Mr D. Morgan, Bridge et. The Rev Mr Roberts (Wres.) introduced the services.
Llandilo Urban District Council. THE PROPOSED NEW PUBLIC HALL. A special meeting of this Council was held ,at the Public Hall on Tuesday evening when those present were: Mr E. A. Roberts (chair- man) and Messrs W. Griffiths, J. Edwards, J. Stevens, John Davies, D. Evans, Evan, Jones, D. E. Williaims, W. j'ones, D. Stevens, Claude R. Davies; the Clerk (Mr R. Shipley Lewis); the Surveyor (Mr Jenkins). The OLerOt siaid that at a moefting of dill Committee which met at the market place, it was proposed by Mr W. Griffiths, seconded by Mr D. Stevens, to recommend the Council to adopt the plans for the new hall at the top oif the New road, subject to a sufficient passage, and providing Mrs Edwards, A\ho proposed to lbuiild the hall, proving her right to build on the ground.—The Chairman S'liid it was for them now to proceed.—Mr D. Stevens moved thiat they should adopt the resolution passed by the Committee.—Mr W. Jouej would like to ask if Mrs Edwards could p. eve the .ground ibelonged to her. Had she dwnnwlher tilghts?-Nlr W. Grif- fiths a.id the town had never tin-terfered with the piece, 'but could they do it legally. They should like to have it exactly whether it was legal or not to pass the plan. Could they have a barrister's opinion,. —Mr D. Stevens said the Clerk could give his o,pimion.-The Clerk said it AY,as his private oipnion the pro- perty was heirs.—Mr John Davies declared positively it was hers.—The Clerk said the law was clear enough.—The Chairman wanted am opinion, as to her right to build. —The Clerk said the question of the builtding lcoie a rsoe In any case, whether it was her I 1X) perty or not. An Act had been passed to cover cases of the k111d, making it unlawful to erect or :biling fortwiard a building beyond certain, houses oil the building luio. It was very ipliain dhe could not go over the building line without the Council's consent.—Mr John Davies took it she owned all the property on either side. If they measured ariight they would find it so.Mr Thomas Evams said the building iline was the market. He had had to fall back in ibullililug.-A sharp talk be- tAveen, Mr D. Stevens and Mr Thomas Evans caused the Chairman to appeal for the dropping of personalities.—Mr John Davies seconded the motion.—Mr D. Evans held they could not do it.—The Clerk said that the Council bad given Supt. Evans, consent, but private owners compelled him to go back.- Mr 'D. Bvams said they should not change their minlds. They had had oases like this to deal with before, and they should follow the precedents they had. He proposed as an amendment that they should abide by the building line.—Mr T. Evans seconded.—In answer "to lMr D. iStevens, the Surveyor said it was very difficult to, define the building line.—Mr J. Stevens said that the plan showed a projection 20 feet lbeyond the build- ing line of the market. If they gave her consent to-amororw some one might want olllly two or three inches amd they would object.— Mr D. Stevens said they allowed Mr A. E. Harris.—Mr J. Stevens said if they allowed it they would not have ia leg to stand on. If they gave awiay their, rights, there would be an end of it. He had no personal gains. He had his worthy cousim's building line in. vieur in opposing the motion. Everybody was pre- pared to admit her ownership, but they had not the right to. give, amay theiT rights. If the surveyor was not in his present position, he would not pass the plan,. He protested, a,nd woulld" do the same for his brother. It was a question of right.—Mr D. Stevens said that Mr Harris bad been aUowed to build outside the .iMW, in opposition to the Sur- vevor's Avishcs.—Mr W. Jones said he had suggested a room above the market. He would like the town to have a voice in the matter. He Avoiild otherwise take no part in it. There Should he a public meeting. If the hall was ibult there, he agreed with Mr J. Stevens, the view would go from. either side. For his own part he left it to the ratepayers. -A-ir iD. Stievons, said che could build iai defiance of them.—tMr D. Evans said that Mr W. Jones was here to voice the town, and they should all vote. The town should know which Way they were going. If they were too timid to vote they should retire. It was an importanit matter, and they should vote one way OIl" the other.—Mr J Stevens believed too that Mr W. Jones was backing out.—Mr W Jones waiiited to explain himself, and Avhy therefore should they decide. It was aii opeii. question.—Mr D. Stevens: And whatever they passed they could inot rescind for six months.—Mr Evia.n, Jones would like to see something done for a good cause. If the place is required he did not care who it was for even it was for his enAL-my.-M-,r W. Griffiths would not like to go against the town, but he thought the buiding would improve the town —Mr W. Griffith thought it would be a big sacrifice on Mrs Edwards' part, and they should 'be very thankful for her.—Mr D. Evans: I should like the Chairman's view- very much.—Mr Stevens: We shall know by his votinlg iiiow.-The Chlairman however was not to (be drawn.—He put both motion, and amendment before the meeting; but before a vote could 'be taken, another tack was taken and a,discuissio,iii now followed as to what the b mid ing line Anas, and the surveyor said it was apparently the iMarket place; but the face of Victoria again might be taken as the build- ing line.—Mr Evian. Jones and Mr Bishop said ,¡..1. 1 n +,<-nr wo o itlh" iVinhMifliln cr li n-A —Tllfi llr- veyor again said he would not like to say.— The Chairman said it would be policy to dElfer the nieetin/g to know what the buiildilnig line -ira,Ilr)D. Evans sa d that if they took tse building lime f ro,m the Victoria they would appropriate half the road.—Mr Evan Jones agreed Avith the Chain-man.—Mr AV. Griffiths also agreed.—lMr D. Stevens said Mr D. Evans aind himself ouight not to be there at the next meeting.—Mr W. Griffiths: Are you goinig to die imy good mian.—Mr Claude R. DavieG who only oarrie in at this point astked if at thlat Committee they had y,,ower to pass any iie-olution,.—The Clerk said the section of the Act was so clear that the building made it impossible to build without the coin- se.nt of the Council, as the building line must be talk en on elirthcr side.—tMr Cl. R. Davies a,piain asked for the ruling of the surveyor, if the plan was according to the bye-la)NA--i.- The Surveyor said it was not nealtly. They should take the plan on its merits.—Mr John, Dajviesi masked liif Mr Harris's plan was ,jiB accord!amce with the bye-'laws.—The answer was No.—(Mr John Dafvies And the Countoil passed it?—The Clerk isaiid it was a matter for the Council to settle. They colikl do it df thiey liked.—The Cba rima n It would not be policy if they ,did.J)Ir Cl. R. Davies held that they hed Inot iailtercid the building liime in Mr Harris's case. Was miot the surveyor the one to advise them. If they made the 'bye-Ja' ilet,tbem keep too iilt.—Clenk We have no bye law on the matter.—Mr W. Griffiths saiid the Act allowed them.—Clerk Notihinig can be clearer than, the Act. They did not want a bye laiv.—Mr D. Stevens: The vote is the. cure fo" the matter.—Clerk: She could not huiiKd there without the consent of the Co.iiin,e,il. -After further discussion, it w'a proposed that the mlatter be deferred sinie die.—Mr ID. Stevtens, as an. amendment, moved it be deferred until the mext meetinitr. -On a show of Rands beiing taken, five voted for the amendment and seven for the orig- inal motion. -r-
THANKS TO THE CARMARTHEN CORACLE MEN. Mr William Rees, pilot, etc., the Quay, Carmarthen, the captain, of the search party of coracle men who volunteered their services to search for the missing boy, Cromwell Davies, at Merthyr Vale, and who were suc- cessful in theitr search on Friday afternoon, has received tihe followinig letter of thanks from Mr David Sullivan, on. behalf of the inhabitants of Merthyr Vale, for the manner in. wihich they sucoeasfully conducted the search. The party consisted of Messrs Wrm. Rees, Quay, Fired ELi,as,, Damy^bank, a'nd his son Wilfaum Elias, and John Owen ("Jack- son"), The Quay. The letter speaks for itself February 17th, 1908. Mr Vim. Rees. Dear Sir,—I aAm instructed by a meeting of the Merthyr Vale i.nihalbitants held at the Drill Halll on, Sunday eveniing, to thank you very much for rtihe splendid manner in whidh you and party conducted the search for our missing boy, and I am also very pleased to inform you that although these two men sent a claim for the reward of £10, the meet- ing unanimously decided to pay the reward to your party, and also the damage to your net of tl. To meet the extra cost, the meeting decided to put on another 6d levy, and I Avill see that Avihen that is done, the first thing that wiill The done will be to settle accctints with you, which I expect wall be a fortnight to-day. I m)ay tell you that the funeral on, Sunday was t'he largest ever seen in this locality, being over one mile long, a,nd marching four abreast, and the position of honour usually taken by friendly societies, taken,, by request of the family, by the search party of workmen, Avalking in front of the corpse, and raising it at the house and lowering it to ithe grave. One regret was heard on all sides—that your party was not able to stay and be present at the funeral. You will understand, of course, that the amount of the reward and the damage to the net will be paid in add-on to what you have already received; the meeting entirely endors ing what I (Iid in: the matter of paying AvagJs 1l1, addition to what you Aviill receive as a re- ward. I am writing to you for the party, as it is not necessary to Avrite four letters when one Avill do, and o:f course in your name arrange- ments Aveire made with us at the beginning; but I take it you are as one, and I hope to meet you iall some day, but net cm the same erramd. I may say that any money over after meet- ing everything, is to go towards putting a fitting moaiiuanent on tlie grave of little Cromwell, and to- proAndirig coracles for th's district for a time of need. I hope that what j Ave have done meets with your joiint approval a,s we have tried to be fair to all parties, and with good wishes to you all, I remain, yours faithfully, DAVID SULLIVAN, 2, Taff Street, Merthyr Vale. The searol; party from Oairmartlieai Avish to thank Messrs John Powel11, 9, Belle Vue st., and Owen. Evans, 4, Bel,le V ne st., Merthyr Vale, for the kindness shown them while in lodgings at their houses in Merthyr Vale.
LLANDEFEILOG. SHOW.-Tli,e annual ,mcet:,ng of the LLan- defeilbg Agricultural Society was held at the Red L'loni on Thursday evening last, when a large number of the committee attended. Alderman R. W. Stephens, chairman, of the committee, presided. The accounts were sub- mitted oy the secretary. Mr John Jones, of Plas, Ferryside. and showed a balance cf t32 9s M in favour of the, Society. The officers were ro-elected, and Mr S. H. Anthomy, of PenJaii,, was elected vice-ehairm'a'ii, in. place of the Hate Mr J. Bowen, Iaill. The date of the show was fixed for Friday, August 7th.
WIHTLAXD. MAKKET.—Till,ere was a fair (attendance supply ait the niaii-k-e.-t on Friday. But,ter in casks. Is Id to Is Ud in pound rolls. Is Id to Is 2d.; eggs, 14 for Is; )"abb:ts, i d to 8el each; ive fowls, 4s to 4s 6d per couple; ,dress°d eoul'trv. 9d to 9^d per lib beef, 7d to 8d mutton, 8d to 9(T; veal and pork, 6d to 7d per lb. DEATH OF MR DEAN.—By the deartli of Mr Joshua Dca.it, of Central House, St. John street, Wliiitland, on the 13tli fhte town lost one of ;its oldest jueceaseiu, who was 75 years of age, was a quiet and iinK)ffe.n,siv.c, iiia,ii,,a,ii,cl wel 1 bnjownj to all classes. He camie to Wales over 50 years ago, and settled down im the district, being engaged in the comstruetioni of mosit of the local rail- ways and in the dra:miage oliseverall estates illll the district in past yeairs; latterly lie was em- igaged as a towm Daihonrer and gardener, etc. He had heoii a w iidower for many yca.rs, but leaves some daughters, w: l,tli one of whom, Mrs John I)ie lived for some years. The. fuMieral1 took place on/Monday afternoon, the interment being at Bethel Congrega- tiomal Chained. Avhere Ill's wife was 'buried. The Rev W. Thomas officiated at the (house, the iiev G. Higsrs, B.A., and Rev Morgan Jones, B.A., at the chapel and at the grave. The Rev J. E. Jones. B.A., rector of Llan- gan was also present. LECTURES.—Horticultural leetuires were held throughout Hast week at 1;1 a,iligi Council School, by Mr J. L. Pickiard, of the University College of Wa'os, Aberystw.tb. the opening dla y. Monday, Mr D. Evans, C.C., Mamior"cl!a:f, presided. The afternoon meetmGS clommeii,e,(-d at 2.30 and in the even- ing a-t 7.30 p.mi. Among the many subjects treated upon were: Green Vegetables; Fruit in Sma.11 Gardens Garden. Root Crons; Pota- toes Celeiy, Beet,, 'Lettuce, etc. Pruning Fruit Trees; Grafting; etc. All were inr vited to attend, and the series of lectures provd a.,great sncoese.
I behoved every farmer to visit his flock every few days in order to see whether they were I suffering from scab. Mr E. P. Jenkins, vet. surgeon, said that he visited Tyissta farm on the 23rd Janiuary, and there examined 91 sheep, out of whiwth he found 20 suffering from scaib. They had suffered for at least four or five weeks.— Cross-examined: He did not examine the 91 sh\ep irldividua-ldy. He examined six or seven individuailly He did not examine 20 sheep by hand He could swear there were 20 affected. He discovered scab in the wool of the seven he examined Iby hand. He took some of the wool away. He knew sheep scab by looking at it. He took the wool of seven or eight. The Board of Agriculture wished them to do it. All !h wainted was to find the pamasite, u-ni the-wool. As a matter of fact he need onlly ihave wanted to catch one. These 20 sheep were mixed with "the others. —Mr J. R. Williams said they did not admit that 20 sheep were affected.—Cross-examina- tion continued, Mr Jenkins said it was neces- sary to get, the wool ito catch the parasite to mount oil:, a slilde by the Board of Agriculture P.C. Roibliins proved visitdovg the farm on the 17th of Jaintuary. He bad the sheep gathered for hitm by the, defendant. Some of them were shalking themselves and some scratching themselves by the hind legs. The defend:)nit caught two of ths sheep for wit- n,;> s which he examiinod. They appeared to he in a very bad sitate. Defendant said he had noticed something the matter with the sheep, air.d he reported it to his master. Wit.ne s served him with a detention notice. Addressing the ibench for the defence, Mr J. R. W'illiams said that this case was one that really bore veiy seiwusly on the averaige farmer, and CTI readimlg the, wording of the summons he thought their wonsihips would agree with him. Defendant was charged with not giving notice with -all practicable speed. The de-fence was that they did in fact within 24 hours. Whenr they had heard the evidence of the owmer who visited them at least once a week a,nd also the defe-ndant. Thos. Evans, wtio was in charge of the sheep, who wouM say that ihe visiteTl tlhem o.nce a day, and sometimes twice, and that on each occasion he cuaited them and could see if there Was anything wrong with them; he felt that the bench would come to the same conclusion. On the llrtih of January lie noticed some- thing the matter with the sheep an-d went immediately, he did not delay a mfomenrt, from the farm towards Maesyffynon to tell his master. Om the way he met Mr Griffiths, the owner's son, and told him. The son went at onice and told his father. On the following morraimg his 'father sent him to see if there Was anything in the story. He sus- pects that they have scab, and sent reports to the police.—Evidence in support of Mr Williams' statement haviinig been given by the defendant Evans and Mr Griffiths, the Bench came to the conclusion that due dili- gence had been, used, amd dismissed the case. SUNDAY TRADING. Inspector Daivies, Ammanford, charged Ugino Cressoi, the Italian ice, cream vendor vendor of Quay st., with Sunday t,rading on three occasions—Defendant did not appear, but was represented by another fellow coun- tryman, who rejoiced in the,iiatne of Ijnazru Impanini, who stated he was a member of the firm, and on behalf of Creseci pleaded guilty. —Fined 5s and costs in each case.. Thomas Michael, Derwydd road, was simi- larly charged by P.U. Edwards.—Fined 5s and costs. ANOTHER SCAB CASE. Thomas Thomas, Tanyrliool, was also sum- moned under the Sheep Scaib Order.—Mr T. G. Williams said that in this case defendant was charged with what the local authority considered a very serious offence. He had absolutely defied the mandates of the Isola- tion notice. The law required that on a defendant being served with an 'isolation notice, he must go through the formalities entitling him to remove sheep from on place to another under a period of 56 days. There were provisions obviatinig the necessity of keeping tihem so long, ,but they must then be free from scab and immersed in a proper solution of sheep dip. Defendant removed the sheep to a field ibefore the expira-tion of the notice. He had made certain excuses. The matter they would see was a serious one, for not only were the sheep affected, but the ground to which they were moved was liable to become contaminated with the germ which would take a long time to extinguish, and other sheep taken, to that ground -after their removal were liable to contract the disease. If farmers were allowed to dsobey regula- tions: of this kind it was nothing to the police. They were performing an extra duty that had been, thrust upon them, of recent year6-,an extra duty of modern times, but one that was not conceived in, a hurry but after a Royal Commission had sat on the subject. A prr.at deal of these regulations might appear to he sheer nonsense to tho-r who did not understand those things. But they were only brought in.to vogue after serious con- sideration and were not intended to inoon- venience the public and the farmers, but were absolutely framed in their interests. The police did not care whether they had scab or not. It simply affected them as members of the community, but if defendants were allowed to disobey orders or to go uln- punished. P.S. Roberts (gave evidence to the effect that sheep in respect to which he had served an, isolation notice in Decern',ber had been removed by the defendant when he visited the farm on the, 27th of January. They had been on laind where sheep affected with scab were. He did not know whether they were in contact with them, but he, had reason to believe so. The isolation order was still in force.—Defendant said that the witness told him he could remove the sheep, but not to the mountain, and that he replied that he was not going to send them to the mountain until the latter end of April.—Witness denied ,having -Pa.id so. P.C. Tudor said he knew the 42 sheep In. question, and to his knowledge that before question, and to bis knowledge that before the service of the notice part of them had been in contact with sheep affected with scab The Bench were of opinion that defendant had disotbeyed the order. He was fined 10s and costs and advocate's feo allowed. Moses xniiams, Gellyforrcin, was charged with removing sheep after service of notice. Bemjamin Thomas, a butcher, was similarly charged. Both cases were taken together.— L Mr T. G. Williams prosecuted. ,Mose3 Willi-ams said: I am guilty of per- mitting the removal of the sheep through hetng diseased by the butcher whom I intend calling oiii my behalf.—(Mr T. G. Williams said the two defendants were charged with practically aidilng and abetting one aiiotib,er in contravention; of -the,, notice of detenltion form.-Frc-om the evidence of Inspector Davies, it appeared that there were oii, defen- dant's farm 43 sheep—18 mountain and the others of a ibigger breed. Ten. wore affected with scab. On a subsequent visit, witness found five more which had strayed from mine he had told to the butcher. On the 14th of January, when the inspector aalim visited the farm, he saw only 43 sheep. He asked the defendant Williams for an explanation. His reply was that on the previous day Benj. Thomas, of Quay :4., Ammanford, butefher, and the other defendant, had called and asked if he had any sheep to sell. He replied that lie had, amd they aqjrecd to the price, but he told him that he could not remove them with- out the detention notice without seeing the Inspector. Defendant said he would go and see the inspector, and shortly returned dur- ing defendant's absence and said that it was an right to his wife. He then removed the ,hefp-Tht- defendant WiU ams sub- jected the witness to lengthy cross-examina- tion. Bcnj. Thomas, the (butcher, admitted in the box that he had told defendant's wife an un- truth. The Bench, taking the whole of the circum- stances into consideration, dismissed the case against Mi ses Williams, and fined Benjamin Thomas £ 1 iand costs and allowed advocates' fee. SURETIES OF THE PEACE. Thomas Henry Lee, a Ibutcher, in the em- ploy of the iManoravofli Meat Supply Co., applied for sureties of the peace against John Harries, -urynmendy, Capel Isaac.—Mr T. G. Williams appeared for applicant, and Mr J. R. Williams for defendant.—FrOm Mr T. G. Williams's statement, evidence in support of whioh was given by the applicant it appeared that on Monday, 3rd February, at the Cattle: iMaiiket about mid-day, complainant in pur- suanca of his occupation was walking along the causeway between, the stalls when deien- dant, accompanied by his brother and some- body else, made use of thils (remark, "Here's a fine place for a fight if you want one you cur. There's no one about." The remarks were accompanied by a gesture and ,8111. expression of the face 6howiinig malilce, and a desire to hurt complainant. Mr Wil- Uams added that the complainant would not be afraid of the defendant in a fair fight with the gloves, but what he was afraid of was that defendant would get him on the and kick aind bite him as he had done. Ibefore on a previous occasion^ and treat him I:ke a dog would. Complamamt was afraid that defendant, who lived in the coun- try, would carry out these' threats if he had a cfba.nee.—Comiplaiiiamt in his evidence said he had been a soldier in the guards. He had also been in the police force.—Mr J. R. Williama who mentioned that a case against the complainant by defendant in the County Court claiming damages in respect to the same day was pending, took the objection to the summons that defendant was sum- moned illl the Urban District, whereas the ooc rremce was alleged to have taken place in the Rural District. He had come there that day with witnesses from the urban area prepared to prove as to defendant's move- ments there thiait day.—Power was given to amend the surmmonsand the case adjourned for a fortnight, the question of costs being reserved.