Ammanford MONDAY, 16th February.—Before Mr. Hy. Herbert, Brynmarlais (in the chair); Mr. Wm. Llewellyn, iFairwater; and Mr. Dd. Davies, Cilrhedyn. ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS. There were two applications for billiard licenses in Penygroes, Mr. J. W. Bishop making the appli- cation on behalf of John Williams, Greenfield House, Penygroes, and Mr. Hy. Noyes on behalf of Charles Emmanuel, Paris House, Penygroes. It was stated that at present there was only one bil- liard table in that "growing city." Both applica- tions were granted, the Chairman imtimating that the time of closing had been fixed at 10 p.m. through- out the week, and 10.30 p.m. on Saturday. "It is time for every working man to be in bed then," observed the Chairman. EXTENSIONS. Mr. J. W. Bishop applied for an hour's extension of the license of the Raven Inn, Garnant, on Feb- ruary 23, when the annual dinner of the Cwna- amman branch of the East Carmarthenshire Unionist Association will be held, Sir James Hills-Johnes and Mr. Mervyn Peel, J.P., being the guests of the evening. This was granted, as also was a similar application by Mr. Rees Owens, Dynevor Arms. Pantyffynon, on February 2h. FULL TRANStFER. Mr. Hugh Williams, representing Mrs. Emily Richards, widow of the late licensee of the Half Moon Hotel. Garnant, asked for a full transfer. The application came on at the last court, but then probate of the will of the late licensee had not been granted. It was now produced by the applicant.
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CARMARTHEN BIARI OF GUARDIANS The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board ei Guardians took place at the Board-room on Saturday* Mr- J. S. Williams, Trelech, presiding. Xbftre were also present: Messrs. John Williams, Abergwili; John Jones, Laugharne. Town; James Lewis, Laugharne Parish; David Stephens, Llan- arthney Wm. Brazell; W. W. Thomas, Llandawke; VI. Jenkins, Llanfihangel; Dd. Thomas, Llaagain; D. T. Gilbert, Llangendeirne; John Lewis. laangendeirno I-, John Herbert, Llanllawddog; Rtokard Howells, Llanpumpsaint; Wm. Williams Llanwinio: M. James Evans, Mydrimg, Richard Jeremy, Newchurch; B. Salmon. St. Clears; John Jonee, St. Clears; Miss M. A. Thomas. St. Peter Rev. A. Fuller Mills. St. Peter; Mr. Thomas Wil- liams, St. Peter; Mr. J. Patagonia Lewis St. Peter, Mr. J. Ll. Richards. Llanstephan; Mr. John Evans Conwil; Mr. J. W. Lewis, Llanddarog; Mr. Herbert Griffiths, Llangrunnor. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master in his report stated:—"I beg to submit my report for the fortnight ended the 13th i. Sacred services were conducted in the house on Sunday, 1st February, by Mr. George Lamb, Old Cigilege School, on behalf of Zion Presbyterian Chuch, and on Sunday, 8th mst by the Rev. D. Go Griffiths, Llandyssul, on behalf of Penuel Baptist Church. The number of inmates in the house on the last day of the week was 75, against 64 for the corresponding period last year. The number of casual paupers relieved during the fortnight was 109 against 165 for the corresponding period last year. Periodicals were kindly given by Miss G. M. White, lady guardian, and Mr. D. Llewelyn, Priory- sttee1. 3 The reports of the relieving officers showed the amount of outdoor relief during the fortnight ended on the previous board-day to have been as follows First week: 677 pampers, being a decrease of 32 as compared with the corresponding week last year; expenditure, £ 99 3s. 6d„ an increase of £ 1 13s. 7d. Second week: 679 paupers, a decrease of 26; expendi- ture, £87 16s. 3d., a decrease of £1 6s. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous Board-day to have been £278 » 3d* THE WAY TICKET SYSTEM* The Master said that with regard to the Board's inquiry as to the increase in paupers the figures were as follows :-For the last 13 weeks of 1913 the number was 465 as compared with 695 for the corre- sponding period during 1912, and from the let of January of this year to February 13th, 399, as against 593 during the corresponding period last 7 The Chairman—Well, the way ticket system so far is & success. REVISION OF STANDING ORDERS. Rer. J. Herbert, Llanllawddog, said that a re- arrangement of the order of proceedings at the Board was necessary. As was customary in meet- ings, he proposed that the minutes of the last meeting be read and confirmed first of all, and that the correspondence were considered earlier in the meetings as they were important. At present half the members had departed before these proceedings came on. He further stated that th, relieving offioers should come last and again that the Car- marthen relieving officer should be last sometimes; and not always first. Mr. J.. Jones, Ferryside, seconded. It was unanimously decided that a committee be appointed to revise the standing orders. The committee was then appointed.
Rural District Council A meeting of the Carmarthen Rural District Coun- cil was held at the Guildhall on Saturday. Mr. IX T. Gilbert (chairman of the Council) presided. BRIDGING THE SEVICN. A letter in Welsh was read from the Llanllawddog Parish Council oalling attention to the need of a c culvert over the Hafren. Several members suggesting that a vote of thanks be passed to the Parish Council for sending a letter in Welsh, and also to the Clerk of the District Council (Mr. John Saer) for being able to read it so well Rev. J. Herbert moved that the Surveyor be asked to visit the place and report. They could judge of the importance of the stream by the fact that it was oalled "Hafren" (the Severn). ROADMEN GET AN ADVANCE. The meeting then considered the application of the road labourers in the Llangendeirne district for an increase of wages. Mr. LI. Morgan—What are they paid at present? The Surveyor (Mr. Jones)-;El a week. Mr, J. S. Williams-And on our side they get 18s. Mr. J. J. Bowen-What are the ages of these men. The Surveyor—iFrom 70 down to 32. Rev. J. Herbert moved that the matter be de- ferred until the Surveyor cannot find applicants for -.cancieø. There was a vacancy in his neighbour- hood, and there were about 30 applicants for it. One of them was earning 22 a week in a colliery, but he would rather work for half the money on the road. Mr. J. Lewis (Llangendeirne) said that in his district they could not get applicants for the vacancies. If they had any good men to spare else- where he would like to see them sent to the Llan- gendeirne distriot-he meant men not specimens (laughter). Mr. J. Jones said that he quite agreed with Mr. Lewis that it was quite impossible to get suitable men at the present wages. They were drawn away to the collieries where wages were much higher. Mr. R. Jeremy said that they were quite willing to give increases of B5 to JB20 to officials; why should they not be willing to consider the case of the working men who had to work outside in all weathers. He proposed that an additional Is. per week be given to all the men who are under 55. Mr. J. W. Lewis said that he was glad to hear Mr. Jeremy's speech. It was not such a speech as they often heard from a large agriculturist. If they did not grant an increase they would lose some of their best men. Mr. LI. Morgan-In that case we ought to give a proportionate increase all round. Mr. T. Davies (Merthyr) said that the County Council men got 21s. weekly, whilst the District Council men in his district only got 18s. The Cotintv Council men stopped at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and the District Council men at 4 p.m. It was decided to grant an advance of Is.
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Carmarthen County SATURDAY, February 14th.-joBefore Mr. D. H. Thomas, Derry (in the chair); Mr. D. L. Jones, Derlwyn; Mr. J. Ll. Thomas Tanylan; Mr. Thos. Lewis, Brynglas; Mr. D. T. Gilbert, Kidwelly; Mr. H. E. B. Richards, Carmarthen; and Mr. John Lewis, Carmarthen. TEMPORARY TRANSFER. Mr. H. B. White applied on behalf of Messrs. Hanoock and Co., Ltd., Swansea, for a temporary transfer of the Pass-By Inn, near Bankyfelin.- Granted. WORKED AN UNFENCED CHAFFCUTTER. Wm. Jenkins. Penrheol, Ferryside, was summoned for working an unfenced chaff -cutter* P.C. John Beynon, Ferryside, said that at 10.30 a.m. on the 29th January he visited the defendant's farm, and there saw him working an unfenced chaff- outter.. Defendant said that he took the fencing off in order to oil the machine. The Bench fined the defendant Is. and costs. NO LIGHT, Wm. Evans, Old Toll House, Porthyrhyd, was charged with riding a bicycle without a light in the parish of Llanarthney on February 2nd. P.C. Jenkins proved the case and a fine of 2s. and costs was imposed. STRAYING. Eli Burton, of no fixed abode, was charged with allowing three horses to stray on the highway. Fined b. and costs. DRUNKS. JJu. James, Wheel-row, Pontyberem, was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly on the 24th January in .ue parish of Llanddarog. P.S. Roblia proved the case, and the Bench in- flicted a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs. James Evans and John Evans, both of California House, Penygroes, were charged with being drunk on February 5th at Abergwili. P.C. 1)u. Evans, Abergwili, proved the case. John Evans was fined 5s. and costs and James Evans 2s. 6d. and costs. THEFT OF A PEWTER MEASURE. SEARCHED THE VAN. Jonathan Edwards, no fixed abode, was charged with stealing a pewter measure, the property of Mrs. Ann Jones, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, valued 5s. Ann Jones stated that the defendant entered the bar of the inn and asked for a pint of beer and sat down on the settle. Witness refused to supply him as he was under the influence of drink. Witness had occasion to leave the bar to go to the back kitchen. When she returned she saw the defendant with a bottle of beer in one hand and one broken on the ground. Defendant then left the premises. On the following day, about 9.30, witness missed a pewter quart measure from the mantlepiece. She then gave information to the police. P.C. Jenkins, Llanarthney. in his evidence stated that in consequence of information received he arrested the defendant at the Crosshands Inn, Cross Hands. Defendant then said, I know nothing about it, and to tell you the truth I did steal it from there. I was under the influence of drink." Witness then went to search the van and there saw the de- fendant's wife, who said to witness, You can search the van." Whilst the officer was searching he saw defendant's wife place something under her shawl. She then left the van and walked out to the road. Witness followed her and asked her what she had placed under her shawl. She did not answer, and witness upon searching her found the pewter. Supt. Jones proved four previous convictions against the defendant, and a fine of £ 2 including costs was imposed, or in default one month s im- prisonment. Mary Edwards, wife of the last defendant, was charged with receiving the stolen pewter. The charge against her was dismissed.
Carmarthen Borough SATURDAY, February 14th (Special). Before Mr. John Lewis (mayor). Mr. James Davies, Mr. E. Colby Evans and Mr. J. B. Arthur. THEFT OF FOUR HENS. HEADS AND LEGS GUT OFF. Walter Evans, Cambrian-place, and Thos. Evans, Chequers'-alley, Mill-street, both of Carmarthen, were charged with stealing four hens, the property of Mrs. Davies, Glanrafon, near the Gas Works, Carmarthen, valued at 14s. Timothy Davies, son of Mrs. Davies, stated that 1 the four hens produced were the property of his mother. He last saw the hens on February 13th in a field behind the house. About 5 o •look on the 14th inst. after being aroused, he went to the shed in company with two constables, and there found two boards broken at the back of the shed. He then saw a quantity of feathers scattered about md missed the four hens, valued at 14s. Sergeant Jones stated that about 1.30 on Saturd ly morning last he went to the vicinity of the Pothouse and there saw the two defendants. Their boots appeared to be dirty and covered with mud. Witness asked why it was they were there so early in lhe morning, and W. Evans said: "We are waiting for a steamer to come in. Witness visited the Pothouse a second time and arrested the defendants. He then traced their footprints along the riversi le to the shed at the brickyard, where he discovered two boards had been removed. He then informed Mrs. Davies. Later at the police-station, Thos. Evans said, If you go down to Maddocks' field you will find the fowls." Witness went there and found the fowls with the heads and legs out off, in a sack. Prisoner was remanded until Monday. Continuing his evidence on Monday, witness said that on the way to the police-station he called at Thos. Evans' house and there saw his wife. Wit ness said to Mrs. Evans: "Tell me the truth, what did those men bring here just now? She said, Two fowls, one white and one brown one." Thos. Evans, who was also there with witness at the time, shouted, "You're a liar." She said, "Look at that blood there," pointing on the floor. Upon being searched at the police-station witness found on Waiter Evans a pocket knife, smeared with blood. P.C. Llewelyn and W. J. Rees also gave evidence. The Bench after a short retirement fined the defendants JB1 and costs each, or in default three months' imprisonment. ALLEGED THEFT. Sidney Starling (16), employed by Mr, Jones, baker, Chapel-street, was charged with stealing 12s. from Mr. Albert Home, 30, Chapel-street, Carmar- then. Prisoner was remanded until Monday next.
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Llandilo ANNUAL LICENSING SESSIONS. Before Major Lloyd (in the chair). Major Delme Davies-Evans, and Messrs. Henry Jones Thomas, H. Phillips, J. Picton, Claude R. Davies, and W. Hopkins. DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE'S ANNUAL REPORT, Deputy Chief Constable Evans presented his annual report. He stated that there were 49 public-houses in the Llandilo division to a population of 9,062, making- out at the rate of one public-house to every 185 of the inhabitants. There were 40 seven days' licenses and nine six days. Thirty-four of the houses were free a.nd 15 tied. The number of off licenses was one. Five occasional licenses had been granted. One licensed victualler was proceeded against and convicted during the year. Sixty-sev«n persons had been proceeded against for drunkenness, and 64 con- victed, against 67 and 54 respectively the previous year-an increase of 10. The number of licenses granted had been decreased by two. The Lamb Inn had been referred for compensation. The Llwyn- patrick Inn had ben closed, and it was now desired that the license should be taken off. In the Llandilo Urban there were 22 public-houses to a population of 1,932, making out at one public-house to 87 of the population. He (the Deputy Chief) raised no ob- jection to the renewal of the licenses with the ex- ception of the White Lion, the Llwynpatridge Inn, and the Railway Refreshment Rooms, the considera- tion of which, he asked, be deferred until the ad- journed Licensing Sessions. The conduct of the public-houses had been satisfactory.. PROTECTION ORDER. The renewal of the license of the Railway Tavern was granted to Mrs. Griffiths on behalf of the executors of the late Mrs. Edwards.—Mr. T. Geo. Williams appeared for the applicant.—A protection order was also granted. HORSE AND CART UNATTENDED. For leaving a horse and cart unattended on the highway, Thomas Jones, Brynhowell, Cefntyresgob, was'fined-2s. 6d. and costs.—P.O. Higgins proved tho feh'arge.. THE DRINK. Morgan Evans, a respectably dressed young man, appeared on a charge of being drunk and disorderly on the 17th January last in Carmarthen-street.—P.C. Bassett proved the charge, and defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. "I could walk splendid," said Elizabeth Hopkins, Llandilo, in answer to a charge of drunkenness pre- ferred'against her by P.C. John Thomaa.-Defeudant entered a plea of not guilty.—Corroborative evidence was given by P.C. Bassett.—Defendant was fined 5s. and costs.—There were several previous convictions. Daniel Lemonheigh, Margaret-road, Llandebie. made his eighth appearance on a charge of being drunk and di--orderly.-A fine of J61 inclusive was imposed. Wm. John Williams, 10, Pantllyn-terrace, Llan- debie; Wm. Lewis, Maesevanfach. Ffairfach, were fined 5sf. and costs for being drunk and disorderly; Wm Evans, Penygroes, and Fred Huxley, Capel- tidyst, Llangadoek, were ordered to pay costs; James Clarke, South Bank, against whom there were two previous convictions, was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. and costs; Thomas Rees, Penrhiw Cottage, Ffairfach, on being charged, insisted on the Bench answering a question as to the duties of a policeman. Five previous convictions were recorded, and defendant was fined 10s. and costs. BILLIARD LICENSE. Jean Stranatti, refreshment house proprietor, Llandilo, applied for a billiard license.—Upon the application of D.C.C. Evans, the same was adjourned. FURIOUSLY DRIVING A MOTOR-CYCLE. William Frederick Lee, a butcher at Llandilo, was summoned by P.C. John Thomas with driving a motor-cycle to the danger of the publio in Rhos- maen-street on the 17th January last.—Mr. Hugh R. Williams appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. George Williams (Messrs. Williams and Hurley) de- fended. The constable stated that on the date in question about 10.5 p.m., he saw the defendant coming up the hill from the direction of the Brewery on a motor-cycle. Witness stood near the Post Office, and estimated the rate of defendant's travelling to be between 25 and 30 miles an hour. Defendant failed to stop within five yards of the witness when called upon to do so. Defendant, in reply to time charge, said that he did not think he was going very fast. P.C. Bassett corroborated the evidence of the last witness, and estimated the speed to be between 20 and 25 miles an hour. P.C. Higgins stated that defendant admitted to him that he was travelling 20 miles and hour. and not 30. For the defence, Mr. T. Geo. Williams contended that the average rate was 15 miles an hour. Evidence was given by Arthur Pritchard, an ap- prentice at Mr. Griffiths' Garage, and the defendant. A fine of 30s. inclusive was imposed, the Chair- man remarking that complaints of late had been frequent as to the high rate of travelling by motors through Llandilo. REMOVING PIGS WITHOUT A LICENSE. Thomas Morgan, Post Office, Ystradgynlais, was charged with removing pigs from the Llandilo Bridge Mart without an authorized license. P.C. Thomas proved the case, and defendant was ordered to pay costs. NO LIGHT. For riding a bioycle without a light, Benjamin Griffiths, Parkglasney, Llanarthney. was ordered to pay Is. and costs.—P.C. Wm Protheroe proved the case. UNFENCED CHAFFCUTTER. i'.C. Richard Davies, Cothi Bridge, charged Thos. Morgan, Llwyngriffith, Brechfa, with having in his possession a chaffcutter unfenced.—Ordered to pay costs RECKLESS DRIVING. David Jones, motor-car proprietor, Swansea, was charged with recklessly driving a motor-car to the danger of the public on the 25th January last.—Mr. Hugh R. Williams appeared for the prosecution, and T. R. Harries, Swansea, defended. P.C. Wm. Protheroe deposed that on the date in question, accompanied by P.C. Rees, he was on duty in Carmarthen-street. Whilst standing on the pave- ment in front of Ship House, witness heard a horn sounded and looked towards Bradford Square. He saw a motor-car approaching at a terrific pace. Be- fore either of them (the constables) had time to geV clear the motor was upon them. It came within 15 inches of the wall and up to the pavement. Wit- ness and his colleague had to get close to the wall, and the car actually rubbed against them. Witness had no time to signal to the driver to stop 'before it was out of sight. The number of the car (CY 13041 was secured. He estimated the rate of travelling to be between 20 and 25 miles an hour. P.C. Morgan Bees oorroboratei. Inspector Jone-s stated that he had visited the spot later, and found no signs of skidding. The car had actually run on to the pavement. Deputy-Sergt. Hayse, Swansea, gave evidence to the effect that he had interviewed the defendant in consequence of information received. Under cross-examination, witness admitted that de- fendant had been engaged by D.C.C. Gill, Swan- sea, as a driver on account of his careful driving. There had been no complaint previously, and he was considered to be one of the most careful of motor drivers in Swansea. For the defence, Mr. Harrieg submitted that on account of the greasy state of the roads the car had skidded, and on the date in question defendant was driving parties from Swansea to Carmarthen. One of them was of a nervous disposition. In face of that it would be unwise for him to drive at such rate around a corner like that of Carmarthen-street. The consequence would be serious. Evidence was given by the defendant; Mr. Gun- ing, Victoria Hotel, Wind-street, Swansea, and Miss Guning. The Bench were of the opinion that the defen- dant did drive around the corner at a furious pace, and he would therefore have to pay 30s. inclusive. The roads are the property of the man in the street as well as motorists," remarked the Chair- man. MAINTENANCE ORDER REFUSED. Mrs Amy Watkins. Llandilo, applied for a main- tenance order against her husband, Christopher Charles Watkins, Claremont House, Aberbeecr, Mon., a well-known instrumentalist, on the grounds of desertion. Mr. Powell. Llandilo, who appeared for the appli- cant, stated that; she was married to defendant in 1906 at Gwynfe Church. The home had been fur- nished by applicant's father, who also held the house in his name. By trade her husband was a plasterer, but owing to a hobby he had of following bands the home had been broken up on several
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Llandovery ANNUAL BREWSTER SESSIONS. FRIDAY, February 13th.-Before Mr. D. Jones (in the chair), Aldermen C. P. Lewis and T. Watkins, and Councillor T. Roberts. Mr. W. Evans, Cross Inn, did not sit on the licensing cases. FULL TRANSFERS. A full transfer of the Greyhound Inn was granted to Mrs. Jones, and that of the Halfway Inn to Mr. Owen Mathias. DEPUTY-CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The report of the Deputy-chief Constable was sub- mitted as follows:—The number of licensed houses in the Llandovery division was 34, namely, 31 seven days, and seven six days, making out an average of one house to every 134 of the population. The average for England and Wales was one to every 379.74. Two off-lioenses were granted. One publi- can had been proceeded against during the year and convicted. Fifteen persons were proceeded against for drunkenness, and 11 convicted, as against 15 and 12 the previous year. The conduct of the licensed houses had been satisfactory. The licenses were all renewed with the exception of the Half Moon, the consideration of which was deferred until the adjourned sessions. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. A farmer named John Evans, residing at Tircoed, was fined 5s. and costs for being urunk and disorderly on the previous day. P.S. Deans proved the case. STRUCK OFF. There was no answer to a charge of alleged assault preferred against Ralph Hughes by Stella Barner, and the same was accordingly struck off. UNLAWFULLY IN POSSESSION OF A GAFF. John Southgate, Dolauhirion Cotta,ges, was charged by Supt. Long Price with being unlawfully in possession of a gaff on the 28th January last. Mr. Noyes (Griffiths and Noyes, Ammanford) de- fended. I Water Bailiff Deans deposed to being on duty )n the night in question about 7 o'clock near Dolau- hirion Bridge. He was accompanied by P.C. Evans. He saw defendant coming down the path of :tie garden adjoining his premises with a lamp and gatf in his hands. The gaff was subsequently picked up by P.C. Evane. When charged defendant said he was very sorry and asked him (the bailiff) to look the matter over. P.C. Evans corroborated. The defendant said that he had cause to go down to the fowl-house about 7 o'clock on the night of the 28th last. He there saw two men running up the field. In consequence of having lost a number of fowls he decided to come down later and catc'i them "red-handed." On the second occasion, be went down the path of the garden, and near the bottom, which adjoined the river, by the aid of a hieycle lamp, he saw a long pole projecting out. He picked it up, and found that the top was safe to some brambles. With much difficulty he got it from there, and found attached a gaff. He proceeded up the path with the intention of going to the house, when his attention was drawn to a light, which he made for. He had the gaff and lamp in his hands. He recognised the bailiff about 10 yards. He had plenty of opportunity to throw away the gaff, but he did not do so. He did not know then that it was unlawful to have a gaff in his possession. The Bench found defendant guilty and fined him 5s. and costs. The lamp and gaff were ordered to be confiscated. f
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TREGARON BREWSTER -SESSIO-, S. -Before Dr. Morgan (chair- j man), Rev. D. Edwards, Messrs. Evan Evans and I Rowland Arch.—Supt. Phillips presented his annual report which stated that there were seven 7-day lioenses,and 30 6-day licenses and one wine licence in the division, which gave a percentage of 278.15 persons to each public-house according to the last census (7,5211 exclusive of the wine licence. Eighteen persons were proceeded against for drunkenness, 17 men and one woman. One man was proceeded against four times, one twice and the woman twice. All were convicted. It was an increase of three persons; and six convictions on the previous year, but of the 18 persons proceeded against and con- victed only one was without a conviction against him previously. Two licencees were proceeded against during the year for selling intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours, one was ordered to pay costs only, and the charge against the other was dismissed. One extension of time was granted during the year, and two licenses were transferred. Last year two houses were referred for compensation to Quarter Sessions, and were granted thereat. The license- holders generally conducted their houses in a sa^ r factory manner. The magistrates unanimously f decided to renew all the licences this year. The Superintendent also mentioned that there were 22 parishes in the union, and that 13 of them had not a single public-house. j
UNIONIST ACTIVITY IN CARMARTHEN. Mr. E C. Pretyman (late Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty) will address a joint meeting of the Carmarthen Borough and the West Carmarthen- shire Unionist Associations on Tuesday evening. March 3rd. The chair will be taken by Sir James Drummond, Bart.. who will be supported by Mr. Mervyn Peel. Mr. Alfred Stephens, and Mr. Bond (prospective candidates for the divisions). J
who was the sole executor of the will, and the transfer was allowed. AN ALLEGED ASSAULT AT GARNANT. Elizabeth Edwards, Brynmair Vilia, Glauammall, I summoned Jttees Thomas, Penybont-terrace, <Jwm- amman, tor assaulting her sixteen-year-old son, Morgan Dd. Lewis Edwards. Mr. J. W. Bishop appeared for the complainant, and Air. Hugh Wil- liams defended, Morgan Dd. Lewis Edwards, a delicate-looking young lad, baid he was engaged- at the Raven Tin- plate Works, Garnant, as the second helper, and defendant and his cousin, Llewellyn, were also em- ployed at the same works as first helpers. On the evening of the 16th December he had a bottle of ginger-beer with him, and defendant and Llewellyn asked him for a drink from the bottle. He gave them two drinks each, but they were not satisfied and wanted more, and he refused to give it, with the result that defendant hit him with his fist twice in the faoe aJild once in the side. He fell down, and felt so badly hurt that he went home and had to be medically attended. He had been in bed a fort- night, and had been a month out of work now. Cross-examined—There were six employed at the mill, one of them being Dd. Jones, who was kind to him. The latter however did not see the assault as he was away eating food. He denied that they wrestled with each other during the spell, but he had seen some of them shaping to box. That is practically the same thing. Mr. J. W. Bishop—No. There is no "cateb-as- catch-can in boxing (laughter). (Further questioned he denied that the pain to his side resulted from his falling against a piece of wood while playing about. Defendant was a brother- in-law to his sister, hut the two families as a whole were not friendly disposed towards each other, but that was not the reason that the summons was issued. He denied that the reason he lost so much work was because of general weakness. Dr. Byrne said he examined the boy on the night of the 16th. He was delicate in health, but there was nothing organically wrong with him. He complained of pain in the left side over his ribs. There wero no outward signs of injury, and the pain might have been caused by either a blow or a fall. Mr. Hugh Williams—If he had been brutally assaulted you would expect to find some outward signs —Yes. Elizabeth Edwards, mother, said the boy made a complaint to her. He had been home for a fort- night after the occurrence. Defendant's .brother, Llewellyn Thomas, who was married to her daugh- ter. had been to see her to try and settle up the case. Cross-examined: She saw Llew. Thomas every day and spoke to him every day. Mr. Hugh Williams submitted he had no case to answer. It was made evident that there were dis- sensions between the families, and he would venture to say that the summons had been taken out simph- out of spite and out of revenge to the defendant. If there had been a severe blow, surely there would have been some outward signs. Defendant went to the box. and gave a denial to the assault. He said they had a big order to rhift, and the work was heavy. About seven o'clock he and the lad were playing with each other in a friendly fashion like. Clerk-After the heavy work! (laughter). Proceeding-, defendant said they occupied their spare time in fooling about and wrestling. The lad fell against a block of wood. He did not com- plain of being hurt, but left work in about tfpn minutes. Mr. Bishop—Are you a good wrestler?—I am not. Is that the reason you had the little boy to wrestle with?—Not at all. He was not a profes- sional boxer either. Have you ever hit a man unprovoked?—Yes. Had you to pay for that little outing?—Yes, 23. There was nothing between him and a man named Aubrey. Dd. Jones. Tirycoed-terraoe, who worked at the same mill. spoke to seeing the defendant and the lad playing a little prior to the alleged occurrence, and they appeared to be quite friendly. The Chairman said they were rather inclined to believe there was a technical assault, but, while they did not disbelieve the boy entirely, they thought there was an element of doubt about it. Dr. Byrne had helped them very much with his evidence, and they had decided to give the benefit of the doubt to the defendant. So the case would be dis- missed. SALUTARY FINES. A Brvnamman milk vendor, named Dd. Davies, tradin.g in the name of Davies Bros., was jointly summoned with Geo. Taylor, an employee, for sell- ing milk with 24 per cent. of added water. Inspector John Jones. Llanelly, deposed taking a sample of milk from Geo. Taylor. He noticed an- other churn in the cart and asked Taylor what it contained. He said he did not know whether it contained any milk or not, and, having pretended to open the tap, said he could not do so. The Inspector then got into the cart, pulled off the lid and found that the churn contained a gallon of pure water. Both defendants gave evidence. Taylor said he took the water in the churn to the station to swill it. He was sure, he said, that he did not put any water in the milk. Inspector Jones—But you put milk in the water (laughter). Mr. W. L. Smith, who represented the two de- fendants. pleaded for leniency. The defendant Davies was in the unfortunate position of having figured before the court for similar offences three times running, and submitted that he had been already severely punished for his neglect. The Bench took a serious view of the cases and fined Taylor B2 inclusive and Davies 28 inclusive. THE DRINK. P.C. Edwards summoned Evan Griffiths, Peny- bank-road, Ammanford. for drunkenness and dis- orderly conduct on the 15th ult. A fine of 5s. and costs was made. P.S. Davies found Wm. Meredith Jones, Wood field-road. Llnndebie. in the Square cursing and swearing and wanting to fig-ht another man, and for that purpose had thrown off his coat. (Five shillings and costs wis the fine imposed. Edwm Griffiths. Glynmoch Cottage, Glanamman. charsred with being drunk and disorderly, denied the offence and P.C. Vincent deposed having seen aim at 10.30 p.m. on the 31st ult. in Glanamman-road. very drunk, staggering about the road, shouting nd singing. Defendant interposed that if he was stag- gering as the police con.stable had indicated he could not have walked three miles as he did, on such a stormy night. I could have a dozen of witnesses if I liked," he added. P.S. Richards stated that defendant when he served him with the summons, admitted that he was drunk, but that he was not kicking up a row, only singing. Defendant: I did not admit I was drunk. Witness: You did. Wit- ness I only told you I was a little happy, me and my friend, as we always are.—He was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. A charge of drunkenness was preferred by P.C. Edwards against Timothy Gavin, Margaret-street, Ammanford, whom he saw at 2.30 p.m. on the 5th inst. staggering drunk in Quay-street. He went to High-street, and entered the Castle Hotel, where he was immediately ejected. A fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was imposed. P.S. Richards summoned James Dean, Dynevor- place, Garnant, for being drunk and incapable. Defendant was found lying in the gutter on the side of the road, and a friend, who was looking for him, picked him up and took him home. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. The same police sergeant oharged Thos. Bevan, Horney-road, Garnant, with being drunk and dis- orderly on licensed premises. The sergeant about 10 p.m. on the 17th ult., heard a disturbance in the Colliers' Arms, Garnant, and on entering the front kitchen saw the landlord endeavouring to ejéct the defendant, who was very drunk, and in the scuffle some drinks were thrown off the table. Previous convictions were proved against defendant, and now he was fined iOs. and costs and finally warned. P.C. Britten summoned John O'Brien, a tramping labourer, for being drunk and incapable on Satur- day night in Quay-street, Ammanford. A fine of 7s. inclusive or seven days, was imposed. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. Thos. Davies, a young man of Llandebie, was summoned by P.S. Davies for using obscene lan- guage in the Square, Llandebie. The Chairman told him he ought to be ashamed of himself, and inflicted a penalty of 5s. and costs. SENTENCED FOR THEFTS. Thos. Williams, a young married man, of 28, Mill-terrace, Pantyffynon, was charged with tHe theft of a hand gruidstone and a dessert iork, of the value of 15s., from the Dy never Arms Hotel. ilees Owens, licensee ot the Dynevor Arms Hotel, Pantyffynon, identified a hand grindstone produced as belonging to him. He valued it at 15s. He aJso identified a dessert fork, worth Is., as his property. He kept the grindstone in a room adjoining the coach-house. The last time he saw it there was Saturday, February 7th. Defendant, whom he knew well, came to his employ for that day only, and was in the coachhouse that day several times. He was there with him. On the Wednesday following he missed several articles and gave information to the poliee. Defendant had no questions to ask, and when formally charged, said he wished to be dealt with at that court, and admitted that he took away the articles, but said he should have asked for their loan. In a written statement he handed to the Bench he said he put the grindstone in his basket, thinking to ask for its loan to grind some knives at home, but ultimately forgot to do so. As to the dessert fork, he found that on the bathroom floor, picked it up, and placed it in the basket, and forgot all about it until he got home. He had had about seven pints of beer and was not quite clear in the head. Defendant was further charged with steaJing the quantity of timber, value 4s. 6d., from the Baltic Saw Mills, where he was employed, property of Mr. Wm. Herbert. tFrank Peers, cashier, said defendant had been employed there for 3g months. The timber pro- duced was Mmilar to that stocked in the yard. Rees Owens, Dynevor Arms, stated having on the 7th inst. asked defendant to make a new trap door for th stable, but it was not definitely agreed who was to provide the material. He left defendant to do as he liked. P.S. Britten deposed arresting and charging de- fendant. He stated, I took the timber that's in the clothes racks. I also took the other timber, but I intended accounting for that on Friday night." One of the racks were found in defendant's apart- ments, and the other in his father-in-law's house, and the trap door witness received from Mr. Rees Owen. Defendant admitted having been sentenced last year to four months' imprisonment at the Carmar- then Quarter Sessions for housebreaking. The Chairman observed that that affair, coming so soon after he had been released from gaol, made it very bad for defendant, who would again have to go down for six weeks' imprisonment in each case the sentences to run concurrently. A YOUTH IN TROUBLE. Albert Henry Ward (16), of Ivy House, Cwmam- man, was charged with the theft of a piece of wood value 6d., from the Gellyceidrim Colliery yard, on the 23rd ult. Defendant was seen taking the plank by P.C. Vincent, who was keeping observations on the yard. Charged the following day, he said. I am very sorry I took the plank. I was down putting sprags ready for the morning, but I happened to see the plank there and I was tempted." Alfred John, yard foreman, identified the piece of wood, and said defendant, whom he had known for the last two years, -bore a good character. The police also gave defendant a good character, and he was let off on payment of £1 5s. 6d. costs and bound over. AFFILIATION. After a long hearing an order of 2s. 6d. a week with costs and advocate's fees was given to Rachel Thomas, a single woman of Penpound. Llandebie. against a married man with five children, Elias Evans, Glannant, Llandebie, whom she alleged was the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. W. L. Smith was for the girl, and Mr. Hy. Noyes for the defendant.
occasions. Defendant had left his trade, and gone to work as a collier. As a plasterer he was capable of earning 30s. weekly. He threw up a job he had on one occasion and went to work at Llanhilleth. About Christmas last the defendant wrote and asked applicant to come over and spend the festive season with him. She went over, but defendant did not meet her at the station. defendant was not of temperate habits, and when in drink abusive. On one occasion he gave her a black eye. Defendant cross-examined his wife at some length as to why she left Llanhilleth. Applicant denied that she accused defendant of being familiar with the landlady. Applicant, however, considered the lodgings unfit for defendant. The defendant, upon oath, said that he bad begged and prayed that his wife would come and live with him. He had provided a home for her. He wanted her to come and live where he was earning his bread and cheese. The Band Committee at Bryn- amman had provided him with a house. but his wife had refused to come and live tuere. The defendant contended that the- wife's plaoe was with her hus- band. Mr. T. H Powell, for the applicant, stated that the Bench had to consider whether defendant's offer was a bona fide one. The applicant, owing to his abusiveness, was afraid to live with him. The Bench enquired if it was not possible to arrange a settlement. The defendant said that he wished his wife to come and live with him. He was prepared to give her jB2 a week out of his average earning of B2 4s. The applicant refused to accept the offer, and the case was, therefore, dismissed.