BOARDS OF GUARDIANS AND RURAL DISTRICT COUNCILS MEWCASTLE-EMLYN THE WORKHOUSE QUESTION. Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall, presided over the fortnightly meeting of the above Board held at the Workhouse on Thursday last. STATISTICS. Mr. Elia-s Rees, relieving officer, had during the .fortnight paid J347 6s. to 150 paupers.; Mr. D. il. Davies, E52 9s. to 169 paupers. Balance in trea- surer's hands, £1,708 16s. M. The Master reported that 16 inmates wero in the ,house as oompared with 19 for last year; casual, 5. The clerk to the Llandyssul Rural District Coun- cil reported that Mr. D. 0. Evans, Talgarth, had been elected guardian in place of Mr. James Jones, who had resigned. THE WORKHOUSE QUESTION. Mr. T. Davies, Cilwaunydd fawr, proposed that a small committee of about five be appointed to see into what it had cost to keep the house going during the past twelve months, and also the previous twelve months. This committee would not be asked to bring in any recommenda-ion, but simply to ascer- tain the expenses. Secondly, if the guardians agreed to close the workhouse, to find out the amount of superannuation for the master and matron. Both had been employed for 10 years, and were entitled to superannuation. They could give them from 15s. to 20s. Then again there was Dr. Lloyd. He was paid a salary of £ 10, and he would be entitled to some superannuation. If it would be decided to close the house, the inmates could be sent to some other institution, and perhaps save the guardians about £ 200 per annum. Thirdly, they would have to consider what would be done with the house. Dr. Jenkins, Henllan, considered that the idea was a good one. As they knew. the military authorities were closing schools all over the country in order to convert them into military hospitals, and perhaps the War Office would take over the workhouse for that purpose. If they did so. more than likely they would make the necessary alterations at their own expense, and after the war was over, the house could be used as a cottage hospital. It was a big draw back that there was not one in the district. It would do good to the district, both financially and from the health point of view. Mr. W. Jones, Ogof, ponded the proposition of Mr. Davies, and the following were appointed to form the committee :—Mrs. Evans, Esgereithin; Dr. Jenkins; Messrs. J. O. James; T. Davies. Cilwaun- ydd-fawr; N. Davies. Penbank; J. Davies, Penlan, and D. Jones. Blaenllan.
Rural District Council. THE ROADMEN'S WAGES. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held after the termination of the Board, Mr. T. Davies, Cilwaunydd-fawr, presiding. POSTAL HALF-HOLIDAYS. The Clerk read a letter from the G.P.O. Surveyor stating that the following post-offices were to be closed' for one half-day each week, and telegrams would be delivered as follows. He asked if the Council would have any objection to the arrange- ment :-Capel Evan: Wednesdays; telegrams, New- castle- Emlyn, Llanfihangel-ar-arth: Thursdays; tele- grams, Maesycrugiau. Pencader: Wednesdays; telegrams. Llanfihangel-ar-arth. Pentrecourt: Wednesdays; telegrams, Llandvssul. Velindre: Thursdays; telegrams, Pentrecourt and Henllan. The Clerk was asked to write enquiring whether telegrams would under this arrangement be deli- vered free of porterage in cases where the addresses were already free. ROADMEN'S WAGES. The roadmen employed by the Council wrote ask- ing for an increase in wages owing to the fact that the prices of everything had gone up. They were now receiving 18s. per week. Mr. Ben Rees was of opinion that they were not receiving adequate pay, and he considered that there should not be so much difference between the District men and the county men. The latter were in receipt of 23s. weekly in addition to one half-day every week. He considered that at any rate they should get 20s. As the matter was not on the agenda, nothing definite could be done that day, and Mr. Ben Rees gave a notice of motion to bring the matter forward at the next meeting. ALLTWALIS WATER SUPPLY. The Carmarthenshire Education Committee wrote asking the Council to contribute one-half of the expense to be incurred in connection with the pro- posed new water supply for the Alltwalis Council School. The Clerk was directed to reply to the effect that the Council were prepared to contribute a sum of LIO.
LAMPETER Mr. Rees Ll. Evans presided over a meeting of the Lampeter Board of Guardians on Saturday. BENEVOLENCE. The Master reported that Major Harfgrd, Falcon- dale, had sent his men to plant a number of rhodo- dendron trees in the workhouse grounds, while he had also forwarded a variety of flowers. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Major Harford. THE ALLEGATION OF DISCOURTESY. With further reference to the allegation of dis- courtesy against the workhouse master the clerk of the Aberayron guardians wrote that on his first and only visit to the Lampeter workhouse, he, accom- panied by Mr. Denham Evans, was taken to the house by the master, who he met at the front en- tranoe. The writer told him twice he would like to see the Aberayron inmates in their day-rooms, but both requests were reiu: d. Mr. Watkin Davies, proposing that the letter lie on the table, said the matter was not worth wast- ing any further time upon it. This was seconded by Mr. D. Davies, Llanycrwys, and carried. THE LATE MASTER. An application by the late master for the refund- ing of money paid by him into the superannuation fund, and also for payment for his services as officer under the way ticket system, was directed to be placed on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting. Llanybyther R.D.C. B Mr. Rees Ll. Evans presided over a meeting of the Llanybyther Rural District Council on Saturday, when a letter was read from the Cardiganshire Farmers' Union calling attention to the unsuitable condition of the Llanybyther fair field. The letter added that if no notice was taken of this appeal, the matter would be referred to the Board of Agri- culture. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor (Mr. D. J. Rees) in his report said that a fencing had been erected near Ddennant and also near Cwmdawe farms. He suggested that. whenever it was decided, to put up a fencing as a sprotection in dangerous places, a few thorn and beech trees should be planted.
Rural District Council. A meeting of the Lampeter Rural District Council was held on Saturlay, Mr. Llew. O. Davies in the chair. REFUSAL TO TAKE OVER ROADS. Mr. Llew. 0. Davies submitted the report of the committee appointed to visit the Tafarndy and Rhos roads in the parish of Cellan, which the Cellan parish council desired to be taken over by the dis- trict council. The recommendation of the commit- tee that they be not taken over was adopted. NOTIFIABLE DISEASES. At the suggestion of the medical officer, it was agreed that the Local Government Board be asked to issue a special order making measles a notifiable disease. CRIBIN POST OFFICE. The authorities of the General Post Office wrote that Cribin post office would be closed for telegraph business on Wednesday afternoons, when telegrams would be delivered from Felinfach. 1 UPKEEP OF GWARCWM. The agent to the Peterwell estate wrote that the onus for the upkeep of Gwarowm, which was re- ported to be in an unsanitary condition, rested on the occupier of Pentreshon (Mrs. Richards). After a discussion, Dr. Bankes-Price was deputed to inter- view Mrs. Richards to ascertain her opinion. ST. SILIN BRIDGE. Replying to a question, the surveyor said he had heard from the Aberayron surveyor that the work cV greeting) a. bridge at Pont Silin would be pro- ceeded with at once.
LLANDOVERY The fortnightly meeting of tlw Ica-d of Guardians was held at the Town Hall, Llandovery, on Thursday in last week, Mr. David Davies, Rhyb- lid, presiding. There were also present: Messrs. T. Watkins Gollen House; Evan Harries, Bryncastell; Wm. Evans, Cross Inn; R. Thomas, Mafeking Villa; T. Evans, Abernaint; J. Prytherch, Windermere; N. Nicholas, Llanwrda Shop; W. R. Lewis, Bron- felen; G. Morgan, Ystradwalter; T. Morgan, Gwynfe; D. Jones, Acheth; Daniel Lewis, Ynys- bord8; T. Jones, Penrhyn; Lewis Roderick, Neuadd- fawr; Phillip Davies, Nantyrhebog; T. Davies, Carregsawdde; T. Williams, Cwmllynfe-ucliaf; Rees Lewis, Brownhill, and Isaac Williams, Llandre; to- gether with the Clerk (Mr. D. T. M. Jones), the Master (Mr. J. Ceredig Evans), and the Relieving Officer (Mr. E. Williams). BOARDED-OUT CHILDREN. Mr. T. Watkins said the Board could congratulate themselves upon having boarded out all the children who were formerly at the House, with the excep- tion of three whom the doctor had certified to be unfit to leave the House for the present. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that members of the Metho- dist denomination had conducted divine service at the House, and also the Rev. H. Ifor James during the past two Sundays. He also reported that some roofing of the Workhouse required re-slating, particularly at the pine-end of the females' sick ward, and a portion 'of the vagrants' ward. The stucco plastering on the outside walls of the boys' yard was also in a very bad condition in conse- quence of recent storms and heavy rains, and all the stone work was now exposed to the weather. The front of the House required repointing, together with the pine end which faced the south. He sug- gested that the pointing work should be done tv one of the inmates, but about ten shillings worth of cement would be required for the same. Mr. T. Watkins moved that the pointing on the front of the House and the pine end be done at once. Mr. Daniel Lewis seconded, and the motion was carried. Mr. T. Watkins said that with regard to the re- slating of the roofs, this would mean a big job and required some consideration. It oc.cured to him that it would be better to employ some competent mechanic to examine the defects and submit an estimate -of the probable cost in placing it in order. It would mean an expenditure of at least B100 to B150. He moved the appointment of Mr. G. Anthony to make such examination in conjunction with the Master. Mr. L. Roderick-It is only essential to make the building watertight. The motion was carried. PUSH CART. The house committee reported that the Matron had applied for a push-cart to take out the children at the House. Mr. T. Watkins—This would only cost from 10s. to 15s. Mr. T. Williams—You mean a second-hand one. Mr. Daniel Lewis—Surely the board are not going in for second-hand articles. It was agreed to order one from Mr. G. Anthony, Cambray House. OCTOGENARIAN'S PLIGHT. Mr. T. Evans drew attention to the plight of an old woman from Caio parish, aged 80 years, who was in receipt of an old age pension of 5s. She was practically bedridden, and this amount was quite insufficient for her maintenance and attendance, and lie appealed to the board to augment this amount by granting her a few shillings' relief. Mr. T. Watkins said that if the pension was in- adequate, the House could be offered to her. It seemed a suitable place for such persons, and she would get every comfort there. If the Board granted relief, in addition to the pension, it would mean 10s. a week, and in the interests of the rate- payers and their own dignity, he did not think the board would be justified in acceding to the request. Mr. T. Evans, replying, remarked that no doctor would certify that the woman was fit to be removed. It was a very destitute case, and he hoped the board would sympathise with her. Mr. L. Roderick-It would be quite competent for us to grant relief in the form of paying someone to attend upon her. Mr. T. Watkins-We could give anything ordered by the dootor. Mr. L. Roderick said that in order to prevent any poor person suffering from hardship, and the Board's dignity being imperilled, he would move that the relieving officer be instruoted to make enquiries into the case mentioned by Mr. Evans, and secure a medical report as well by the next meeting. He lea considered all cases should be dealt with on their merits. Mr. T. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried. TENDERER'S COMPLAINT. A letter was read from Messrs. T. Roberts and. Sons, Crown Stores, enquiring the reason why the Board had departed from their usual practice of accepting the lowest tender for the midsummer quarter, and why they had accepted the tender of another merchant for margarine which was the same quotation as that submitted by the tenderers who secured the contract in the preceding quarter. Mr. T. Watkins said he was one of the committee who had considered the tenders referred to. With regard to the tender for the supply of margarine, it was quite possible the committee had acted in error as both tenders were of the same price, and it was usual in such an event to give a preference to the tenderer who secured the contract in the preceding quarter. Messrs. Roberts and Sons were the per- sons who secured the tender last quarter, and it was far from the intention of any member of the com- mittee to deviate from the usual rule, but somehow or other the error was made. With regard to the tender for butter, the committee were unanimous that it would be safer on the whole to accept a tender for this from a farmer rather than a shop- keeper, who purchased butter from various persons. Mr. D. Lewis-We ought to give preference to the farmer. Mr. R. Thomas objected to this, and remarked that no preference should be shown to anybody. The tender of Messrs. Roberts and Sons was a penny per lb. below that of the tender accepted, and he did not consider this just dealing. Further- more, the farmers would not tender in the winter period when butter was scarce, and the board '.ad consequently to depend upon the shopkeepers. In reply to the Chairman, the Master stated that the butter supplied by Messrs. Roberts and Sons during former quarters was quite satisfactory, and no complaints had ever been made. The Clerk-Messrs. Roberts and Sons have secured the tender for butter since Christmas, 1913. Mr. Watkins—Don't make the breach wider. The Chairman said he certainly thought the Board should give tenderers every encouragement by deal- ing with their tenders in a fair manner. The Mes- ter had made no complaint, and they ought, there-- fore, to have accented the lowest tender. Mr. Daniel Lewis—Who keeps the world going but the farmer? Mr. R. Thomas-No, its the working class. Mr. T. Williams—Why was not the lowest tenler accepted then? Mr. T. Watkins—Why on earth did you and others not attend the committee instead of coming here to criticise what has been done. I in: exceedingly sorry this has occurred. Mr. T. Williams—I could not be in two places at one time. Mr. J. Prytherch—You cannot always rely upon butter from shops being good butter. Mr. W. Evans said the tenders had been accepted and must bo adhered to. Mr. Daniel Lewis—Quite right. The Clerk—But you must in courtesy send a reply to this letter.
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CARDIGAN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL ROADMEN'S WAGES. Mr. T. Davies, Verwick, presided over last Satur- day's monthly meeting of the above Council. Mr. Ivor George (sanitary inspector) reported several houses in the district to be in a very bad state, and recommended closing orders in several cases. They were beyond repair. ROADMEN'S WAR BONUS. Mr. J. Gwendraeth James, in moving the follow- ing motions:—(a) That the workmen be paid every fortnight; (b) To consider the granting of a bonus to the workmen during the period of the v/ar, said that his reasons for bringing forward the motions were evident to all of them. The neighbouring councils had acknowledged the increased cost of living owing to the war, and had granted increases in most cases. He would move that a war bonus of Is. weekly be given them. They would then re- ceive 17s. 6d. weekly. Mr. D. Jones, Llandugwydd, seconded. Mr. Evan Williams, Ffynonfair, did not object to the motion to pay fortnightly, neither did he con- sider 17s. 6d. too much, but he felt that the position of no one had improved as much as that of the labourer. The farmers were as well off in 1870 as they were to-day. Corn and animals were the same. Tea and sugar were the same then as now. The only things which had gone up were tobaccco, beer, and liquor. He knew something of a road- man's life about 40 years ago. He then received 10s. a week, and had to work twice as hard. They had too many roadmen, and he could prove that many of them did not work half their time on the road. He would be satisfied if given to understand definitely that the Is. would terminate as soon as the war was over. The Chairman satisfied Mr. Williams on this point by replying that such was the motion, and it would be recorded so on the minutes. Another point which worried Mr. Williams was the fact that the workmen had made no representa- tion to the meeting. Mr. Gwendraeth James had taken upon himself to ask for the increase. There should have been a deputation from the men. Some discussion followed with regard to those roadmen who were engaged upon piece work, and Mr. James explained that the war bonus would only affect the men as long as they worked on day work. The Chairman suggested that the matter should be adjourned for a month in order to get the surveyor's opinion. (The surveyor was absent through ill health that day.) On being put to the vote three appeared for the adjournment and five for the motion, which was thereupon declared carried. The following motion of Mr. Evan Williams was adjourned for a month to enable the surveyor to be present and furnish the necessary information:- That the surveyor lay on the table the amount paia to the roadmen of the parishes of Verwick, Llangoedmore, Llandugwydd, and Blaenporth during the years 1913 and 1914 under the following headings:—(a) Day work; (b) Piece work; (c) Stone breaking; and also the mileage in each workman's district and the expense per mile each district costs the Council."
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ABERAYRON. The Aberayron magistrates on Wednesday of last week elected Major Hughes, Alltllwyd, to fill the chair in succession to tne late Alderman Morgan Evans. The Aberayron Guardians on Wednesday of last week excluded applicants of military age for the post of relieving officer for Llandyssilio-gogo dis- trict, and out of the seventeen appointed Mr. Tom Jones, workhouse master. His term of office as master expired that day, there being no" more in- mates.
LLANDOVERY NOTES (By Dyfri.") On Good Friday a benefit matinee took place at the Cinema in aid of the Widows and Orphans Fund of the National Union of Railwaymen, and a good sum was netted. The soldiers at the Red Cross Hospital are pro- gressing very favourably. They are receiving the best attention. They are entertained to gramo- phone selections, and, thanks to very kind owners of motor cars, are often taken for a ride into the country. The hospital is almost daily visited by some of our leading gentry. Many of our prominent ladies r sacrifice a lot of their time in looking after the comforts of the men, and .apparently nothing gives them greater pleasure. Will there be contests on WThit-Monday is the (question of the hour? In view of the oondition of the country, the Improvement Committee are wisely giving the matter grave consideration. Easter Monday passed off very quietly. The Cinema was one of the places of att ction, and the proceeds from the first performance will go to pro- vide comforts for Welsh Troops. Another attraction on the same day was the social held at the Assembly Rooms in aid of the Boy Scout movement. This again proved a "ripping success. On Easter Sunday, both Llandingat and Llanfair Churches were adorned with the usual decorations appropriate for this day. A record number of com- municants attended the various celebrations. Bravo! the call of the Rural District Council for the current year shows a reduction of a halfpenny in the £ on the preceding year. Oh yes, the ratepayers are grateful for even this small reduction. And what about the borough rates to.- the current year? To-morrow (Saturday), the Town Council will peruse the estimates of receipts and expenditure. Personally, I fear that an increase in the general district rate cannot be avoided, judging from the financial report submitted .at the last council meet- ing. The loan of B4,600 in repect of the waterworks is rapidly attenuating. Only J6422 of the capital now remains unpaid, and in three years' hence this encumbrance will have been wiped off. Of course, there is still a balance of J6759 due in respect of the markets. Mrs. S. H. Price acts as night sister at the hospi- tal; Mrs. F. W. Lewis, Mile End, is in charge of the cooking department; Miss Lewis acts as com- mandant; and Mrs. Deans as quartermaster. The death of Lady St. David's was received here with profound grief. She was a well-known person- age in the borough, where she opened the Public Institute a few years. Mr. E. Saunders Morgan, who headed the poll at the recent Urban District Council election at Llan- wrtyd Wells, is a son of Mr. M. Saunders Morgan, of this town. At the last Board of Guardians, Alderman T. Watkins gave notice that he would at the next meeting move that an increase be granted Dr. T. Morgan, as medical officer to the workhouse. A very sad case cropped up at the last Board. It was stated that an old woman of 80 from Caio was bedridden and could not subsist on the usual old age pension granted to her, as out of this amount she paid 3s. 6d. for attendance per week. One of the Caio representatives brought the matter forward and appealed for a further grant of a few shillings. Some suggested that the "House" be 'Offered her instead, but somehow old people shun such a suggestion with horror. In view of her ad- vanced age, possibly the Guardians may see their way clear to help her to remain at her own abode. The Rural District Council have decided to levy a fee of half-a-c.rown upon all persons storing carbide and petrol. The Clerk to the Llanelly Council has informed the Llandovery Rural District Council that the roads to the waterworks have been repaired. An inspection committee has been appointed. Last week being Passion Week, services w t eld each evening at Llandingat Church. The members of the Church Lads' Brigade paraded to Lland'ngat; Church on Easter Sunday morning, and their smart appearance was the subject of general encomiums.
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LOCAL POLICE COURTS Carmarthen County. SATURDAY, April 3rd.—Before Major T. H. Dowdes- well, Llanstephan (in the chair); Mr. John Lewis, Brynglas; Mr. Wm. Thomas, Trelech; Mr. J. Ll. Thomas, Ferryside; Mr. John Lewis (mayor of Carmarthen), and Mr. H. E. B. Richards, Car- marthen. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Thomas Charles Irving, Crychiau Cottage, Abcr- igwili, was summoned for not sen^.ng his two daughters, Nesta and Violet regularly to school. Defendant did not appear. Sidney Cairnes, school attendance officer, said that both .girls, Vesta, aged 13g years, and Violet, aged 2 11 years (the former in Standard VI. and the latter in Standard V. at Priory-street School), had not made a single attendance during the four weeks ending March 26th out of a possible 28. When asked by the Bench if the defendant had any ex- planation, Mr. Cairnes said that it was the same explanation they gave him all the time. He had had no end of trouble with them for the last four years. Proceedings had been taken against them three times in the borough and this was the second time in the county. It is simply a case of defiance, he added. The case was adjourned for a week so that the defendant should attend.
Carmarthen Borough. SATURDAY, April 3rd (Special).—Before the Mayor (Alderman John Lewis), Mr. Daniel Lewis, and Mr. H. E. B. Richards. THEFT OF SOAP. Alfred Allen (labourer), no fixed abode, was charged with pealing 25 bars of soap, valued at 17s. Penelope Powell, confectioner, 3, Priory-street, Carmarthen, said that about 10.45 p.m. on the 1st inst. she noticed that a box containing 25 bars of soap was missing from the passage of the shop. In consequence of what was told her, she proceeded to Church-street, where she saw the defendant who had the soap with him. She added that the prisoner had oalled at the shop for some buns a short time before she noticed that the soap was missing. P.C. Davies spoke to seeing the defendant in Church-street. Not far from him were 15 bars of soap scattered all over the place and nine bars tied up in a pocket handkerchief. Witne 's asked him to account for the soap, and he said, "Give me my pocket handkerchief; that belongs to me." He then took the prisoner to the police-station, and charged him with stealing the soap. Defendant asked, 1'\Vho has seen me take it? Defendant-I plead guilty, sir. I was drunk when I did it." He was sentenced to 14 days: imprisonment.
Llanfihangel-ar-Arth WEDNESDAY, March 31st.-Before Messrs. Ben Davies (chairman), W. Griffiths, T. R. Jones. CAMPING ON THE HIGHWAY. Thomas Hobson, travelling hawker, was sum- moned for camping on the highway near Brynteify on Sunday, February 28th, and thereby causing an obstruction. Defendant did not appear, but a letter from him was received that morning enclosing 5s., which de- fendant hoped would be sufficient to meet the case. Fined 2s. and costs. Richard Evans, travelling hawker, was also charged with a similar offence on the same date. Defendant told the police that his wife was ill, and that they were obliged to camp where they could conveniently obtain the services of a nurse if required. Defendants left next day. A fine of 2s. and costs was, imposed. Elizabeth Ann Jones, White Horse Cottage, Llan- dyssul, summoned Thomas Thomas. Tumble, to show cause, etc. Defendant did not appear, but letters were pro- duced in which the paternity was admitted. An offer was made of 3s. 3d. per week towards the r maintenance of the child. This was accepted, with costs. Mr. James Jones, solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn, appeared for the appli- cant. Jane Rees, Penbryn, Pontshaen, proceeded against I John Griffith Jones to show cause, etc. Corroborative evidence was given by the appli- cant's brother, and an order for 2s. 6d. per week and costs was made. TRANSFER OF LICENSE. An application was made by Mrs. Wrentmore, Farmer's Arms, Llandyssul, for a transfer of the lioense from her maiden name of Miss Jones to her r present name, applicant having recently been mar- ried. I The application was granted. ) ALTERATIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT ROOMS AT PENCADER. Mr. Walker, licensee of the G.W.R. Refreshment Rooms, applied for permission to effect certain structural alterations at the Refreshment Rooms, Pencader. Plans were submitted and approved, and t the necessary authority granted, there being no | objection on tho part of the police. I Thfe Clerk to the Bench (Mr. Roy Evans) directed the attention of the magistrates to several altera- F tions in their powers authorised by new legislation to date from April 1st, 1915. These would be stated i on the notices issued previous to the usual courts. Several cases were adjourned 'for a month, owing to an insufficient number of magistrates from the Llanfihangel-ar-,arth division being present.
GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN NOTES ( By "A Man on the Square.") It was mentioned on the Square'' last week that the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Notes in the JOURNAL were f very much appreciated. A semi-national juvenile eisteddfod was held at Tabernacle on Good Friday. The adjudicators were: Music. Madame Kate Morgan Williams, Ammanfryn; and prose. "Gwylym." Both were from Brynamman. James Booth. Brynamman-road. sustained injuries by a fall while working in the Mardy pit of the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Collieries. Mr. Daniel Thomas, proprietor of the Perthi" shoeing forge, is busily engaged in supplying the army with mule shoes. He has received intimation that the authorities are well pleased with his work. The mortal remains of a child belonging to Mr. John Davies, Cwmnanthir-terrace, were interred at Siloam burial ground last week.
MAYOR'S WAR RELIEF FUND Amounts already acknowledged £ 40 8s., Red Cross; J6225 14s. 4d.. Prince of Wales; JB794 13s. lid., General Fund. Railwaymen at Carmarthen Town and Junction, 13tli contribution—18s. 6d. MAYOR'S BELGIAN REFUGEES FUND. Amount already acknowledged:— £ 588 2s. 3d. (This sum includes subscriptions which have been paid in advance, in some cases up to one year). Parish of St. Peter's— £ 8. English Wesleyan Church— £ 5 7s. 4d. St. Mary's Cburch-E4 10s. Priordy Chapel— £ 4. Lammas Street Chapel— £ 4. Parish of St. David's— £ 4. Tabernacle Chapel-22. Elim Chapel— £ 2. Union Street Chapel— £ 2. Parish of Llanllwch— £ 1 10s. 3d. English Baptist Churcb-;Cl 10s. Mr. J. A. Maguire, 8, St. David's Avenue— £ 1 Is. Students at Presbyterian College—9s. 6d.
VELINDRE. CLOSYCIHAIC.—On Thursday evening and Good Friday, preaching services were held at the Closy- graig C.M. Chapel, when excellent sermons were -delivered by the Revs. Dr. Phillips. Tylorstown. and J. T. Davies, Llanidloes. The latter preached at Bethel, Newcastlo Emlyn on Sunday.
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Liwmm RED CROSS SOCIETY.—The annual report of the British Red Cross Society (Carmarthenshire Branch) has just been published. In this, Mrs. Pryce-Rice, of Llwynybrain, the energetic president of the branch, states that the Red Cross work had during the past year assumed very much larger proportions. Two hospitals were opened, one for 40 beds at Car- marthen. and the other for 24 beds at Llandovery. At the latter, Mrs. Anthony acts as matron, whilst the Llandovery, Caio, and LIangadock Voluntary Aid Detachments gave valuable assistance. During the absenoe of Major Jennings and Major Gwynne, who are at the front, Mrs. Prvse-Rice has under- taken the duties of secretary, and Mrs. Ptyse-Rice as treasurer of the branch. The receipts of the branch during the period totalled £1.347, including donations and subscriptions to the extent of £ 1,167. The expenditure aggregated £ 408. leaving a balance of jB959 odd to the credit of the branch. PRESENTATION.—Sergeant Dan F. James and Trooper D. Thomas (Pembroke Yeoni-rinrv) Signal- ler Osborne Morgan. Private Gwynne Edmunds, Private Morgan Griffiths. Private Jack Enoch, and Private William Miller (4th Welsh), have just been presented by the Gosen Calvinistic Church, Llan- gadock, of which they are members, with a watoh each, as an appreciation of their services for their King and country. SCOUTS" SOCIAL.—At the Assembly Rooms on Easter Monday evening a very successful social and Whist Drive took place under the auspices of the Boy Scouts. Upwards of 200 persons were present, and the proceedings proved most enjoyable. The proceeds will be devoted towards providing the Scouts with uniforms. The Rev. D. Lciiiiolicies Owen (Vicar) acted as chairman. Mr. C. P. Lewis, Llandingat, supervised the whist drives; whilst Mr F. Blick and Mr. Humphreys arranged the programme for the dances and songs. The •Scouts, attired in their uniform, were in attendance under the command of Assistant Scout Master F. Roberts, and presented a neat appearance. The refreshments were admirably catered by Messrs. T. Roberts and .son, Crown Stores. In the whist drives the follow- ing prizes were a warded: -Ladies: 1, Miss Jackson, Glangwydderig Mill. Gentlemen: 1, Mr. Harry Manning, Stone-street. Boobie Prize (ladies): Miss Macphail, New Road. Boobie Prize (gentlemen): Mr. Oswald Jones, High-street. The musical pro- gramme consisted of thaj following:—Solo, Mr. W. James, Castle-street; duett, The Misses Thomas, Maesyrhaf; recitation, Miss Dilys Roberts, Crown Stores; solo, Miss Mary Williams, High-street; recitation. Miss Jane Thomas, High-street; comic song. Mr. R. W. Clarke, Railway 0 Terrace;; solo, Mr. Dan Jenkins, Oak House; solo, Mr. W. Jones, Coedparc; solo, Miss Blodwen Williams, Gwalia House; solo, Miss Lily Thomas, Preswylfa. Mr- D. S. Williams, Victoria Crescent, acted as pianist, and a Belgian Refugee as violinist. A vote of thanks was accorded the officials at the close. EASTER INCIDENTS.—On Easter Monday, a trio of exciting incidents occurred in the Borough, which might have resulted in serious consequences. In the morning, Mr. Dd. Jones, Pengorlan, was driving his milk cart along Broad-street, when a motor cyclist suddenly turned the Clarence oorner and frightened the animal. The horse stood on its hinH legs, and threw the driver to the road, but fortun- ately he escaped with only a shaking. In the even- ing. a motor car driven by a doctor collided w;th some kerbing in Stone-street, with a result that i.e and his fellow occupants were ejected from the car. They saved from injuries, however, but the vehicle ,got somewhat damaged. At a later hour, a ch:p- potatoe shop, occupied by Mrs. May Williams, got ablaze, and damage was done to goods and furniture before the fire was extinguished. MART.—Messrs. J. Davies and Co.. auctioneers, Llandovery and Llangadock, conduoted their fort- nightly mart at the Cattle Market on Tuesday, when there was a large gathering of buyers, and bidding was fairly brisk. The animals disposed of were as follows :35 cattlfc, averaging £ 9 to JB28 10s. each: 30 calves, 25s. to £ 6 10s. each 300 sheep. 14s. 6d. to JB2 9s. 6d., and 40 pigs, 22s. 6d. to JB4 apiece.
PEMBREY SCHOOL MANAGERS.—The monthly meeting of the Pembrey School Managers was held at the Boys' School, Burry Port, on Saturday evening. March 28th, Mr. W. Rogers, Pwll, in the chair. There were also present Dr. J. H. Williams, Mr. John Leyshon, Mr. Henry Davies, and Mr. Howell Williams, Burry Port; Mr. David Evans, Trim- saran, and the clerk, Mr. W. R. Leyshon. Teachers with the Colours.—A communication was also read stating that the Education Committee could not pay unmarried teachers serving with the colours their full salary, but that all married teachers and officials serving would be paid their salaries in full. Playgrounds.—Mr. H. Williams moved That we ask the Committee to asphalt the playground at the Copper Works School at the same time as they are extending the Burry Port playground. Mr. Henry Davies seconded.—Carried. Medal for Attendance.—It was decided to hold a special meeting of the managers on Wednesday next, at 11 a.m., at the Boys' School, Burry Port, in order to present Master Howell John, Stepney-road,. Burry Port, with a silver medal for five years' per- fect attendance. It was arso decided that the chair- man make the presentation, and in the event of him being unable to be present, that the vice-chairman, Mr. Howell Williams, make the presentation. Lamps.—It was resolved to grant the use of fiv& lamps from Trimsaran School to Mr. J. R. Morris. Easter Holidays.—Mr. David Evans moved that the Easter Holidays be from Thursday next to April 12th.-Mr. Henry Davies seconded.—Mr. Howell Williams moved as an amendment that the schools close on Wednesday evening.—Mr. J. Leyshon secon- ded.—The amendment was carried. Notice of Motion.—Mr. D. Evans said that at the next meeting he would move That the JB50 paiJ by Mr. Middleton for the use of the Copper Works School should be divided between ail the schools in the group and not the Burry Port School only.—Dr. J. II. Williams: I will move a direct negative to your amendment. Average Attendance.—Burry Port-Boys 18.5 Girls 68.4. Infants 51.0; Copper Works. 66.0; Pem- brey-Mixed 86.6, Infant., 79.6; Pinged, 33.7; Trim- saran-Nlixed 92.0, Infants 79.8; Pwll-Mixed 84.8. Infants 75.2; average, 75.3. NEW QUAY. DEATH.—On Thursday. March 26th, the death occurred, after a prolonged illness, of Mrs. Davies, Glaneigion, at the age of 66 years. The funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on Wednesday, burial being made at the Maen^groes Churchyard. SHow.-Tlie New Quay and District Agricultural Show will be held on Thursday, August 5th. Art, advertisement, appears column.
Mr. L. Roderick said he would object to more money being paid for butter to a farmer than to a shopkeeper, as it was unjust. The Chairman-The butter supplied hitherto by the shopkeeper was quite as palatable as that of the farmer. Mr. G. Morgan—Farmers, when selling butter, generally give an ounce or two over the lb. weight, whereas the shopkeeper would only give the exact weight. Mr. L. Roderick said he was glad to hear that the farmers possessed a virtue which he had not yet discovered (laughter). The Chairman—This must be an exceptional virtue (renewed laughter). Ultimately, the Clerk was instructed to explain to, Messrs. Roberts and Sons the reasons for the course which the committee had adopted.