Progress of the War. Friday. ALLIES' DARING AIRMEN Antwerp, where the Germans are busily building submarines, and Zeebrugge, already an established enemy submarine base, were visited by British air- men yesterday morning. Starting by moonlight, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Frank G. Andreae and Flig—< Lieutenant John P. Wilson attacked Antwerp and Zeebrugge respectively. The former dropped four bombs in the course of what the Admiralty describes as a successful air attack. Flight Lieutenant Wilson set out to reconnoitre over Zeebrugge. Whilst doing so he observed two submarines lying along- side the Mole, and attacked them, dropping four bombs with, it is believed, successful results." Both officers returned safely. Another air attack, made by Belgian aviators on the night of Tuesday upon the German aviation camp of Handzaeme and the railway junction of Cortemarck, was announced in yesterday's Paris communique. Paris also described incidents in the mine war- fare that is being conducted at various points on the Western front. German counter-attacks, designed to redeem the results of the recent French success in the Bois-le-Pretre, have been unavailing. There our Allies took 140 prisoners, of whom three were officers. A French steamer, the Emma, was sunk by tor- pedo from a German submarine on Wednesday afternoon off Beachy Head. No warning was given. Of the crew of 19, all but two-rescued by a de- stroyer after they had been 1 hours in the water- were drowned. Lord Kitchener is among the first to respond to the King's appeal on the subject of drink and muni- tioM of war contained in his Majesty's letter to Mr. Lloyd George, which was published yesterday. The Secretary for War has issued instructions that for the remainder of the war no alcoholic drink is to be used in his household. Saturday. # GERMAN THREATS Communications between the Governments of Great Britain and Germany, by way of Washington, as to the treatment of German submarine crews held prisoners in this country were published yesterday by the Press Bureau. The German Government pro- tested against the British Admiralty's decision not to accord to officers and crews of German submarines who have become prisoners the treatment due to them as prisoners of war." It added the threat that for each member of the crew of a submarine made prisoner a British Army officer held prisoner of war iin Germany will receive corresponding harsher treatment." m Sir Edward Grey in his reply conend to no threat of retaliation- He contented himself with the recital of certain facts. They are that German prisoners from submarines are being better fed and clothed than British prisoners of equal rank in Germany; that they were engaged be-fore capture in sinking innocent British and neutral merchant ships and in "wantonly killing non-combatants"; and that they cannot therefore be regarded as honourable opponents, but as persons who, at the orders of their Government, have offended against the law of nations and common humanity. The reply concludes with a crushing reminder that during the war our sailors have rescued from the sea. more than 1,000 officers and men of the German Navy. These rescues have involved, sometimes danger to our men, sometimes prejudice to British naval operations. Not a single officer or man of the Royal Navy has been rescued by the Germans. 14, A communique issued in Petrograd yesterday de- scribed in considerable detail operations on the Eastern frontiers. The main fighting has again been west of the Niemen and in the Carpathians. In both quarters the Russians are pressing forward. Heavy fighting is taking place for the mastery of the Uszok Pass of the Carpathians, and here the Russians are carrying successive ridges under condi- tions of great difficulty. The Austrian^* have brought reinforcements against the Russian right in this region, but they have been repulsed with heavy losses. The Times" special correspondent with the Russian Armies describes the conditions in Priemvsl at its surrender. While the officers of the garrison lived in luxury at hotels their men felt the last extremities of starvation, buying for food cats and dogs at famine prices. 1 Monday. BULGARIANS RAID SERBIA Bands of Bulgarians have made a raid into Serbia and have been met by Serbian troops. Considerable fighting has occurred, the Serbians reporting about 60 killed and many wounded. The Bulgarian raiderg are said to have worn military uniforms. Their attack was repulsed by a Serbian regiment, and they were driven from the field, carrying their wounded with them. Official reports continue to give exoellnt accounts of the Russian advance in the Carpathians. The communique issued in Petrograd on Saturday showed that more progress has been made, particu- larly in the direction of the Uszok Pass. "The Times" correspondent with the Russian forces describes in a dispatch published to-day the desperate fighting in the Dukla Pass of the Car- pathians. He reports that the defence of the Car pathians is the last effort that Austria-Hungary can muster, and that if her troops fail there nothing can prevent a Russian invasion of Hungary. There has again been little activity on the Wes- tern front. Yesterday's afternoon communique said bluntly that there was "nothing to report." Tuesday. SERIOUS DAMAGE Bi ALLIES' AIRMEN The King commanded that after to-day no wine, spirits, or beer shall be consumed in any of his houses. Petrograd issued yesterday a communique which throws a good deal of light on the fighting in the Carpathians. From Bartfeld, south-east of the Dukla Pass, and eastwards along the front between the Meso Laborcz and Uzsok Passes there has been very heavy fighting, the Russians everywhere going forward and making many prisoners. The Russian Fleet, says the same announcement, has been en- gaged, at long range, in the Black Sea off the Crimea coast, with the Goeben and the Breslau, which were pursued until darkness set in and then attaoked under cover of night by Russian torpedo- boats. The place where this attack was made is stated to be 100 miles from the Bosporus. Paris again reported yesterday nothing of im. portance on the Western front. The communique had, however, an unusual interest as establishing the results of the British air raid in Belgium on March 26. Information has reached the French authorities which shows that an airship shed at Berghen-Sainte- Agathe was seriously damaged, as was the airship inside it. At Hoboken, near Antwerp, where the Germans were building submarines, the shipbuilding yard was set on fire, two submarines destroyed, and a third damaged. Forty German workmen were killed and 62 wounded. Three more victim of the German submarine blockade" have to be reported. They are the British steamers Olivine and City of Bremen, and the Russian vessel Hermes. The crews of the Olivine and the Hermes were rescued. In the case of the City of Bremen four men were drowned, but the captain and 12 of the crew were landed at Pen- zancc. Thursday A French official statement places the number of German officers lost before March 15th at 1,275. German submarines have claimed two more "victories." They sank the Cardiff steamer North- lands and the Grimsby trawler Acoutha. The Russians report having made further great progress in the Carpathians. Considerable achieve- ments are also claimed by the Belgians and the French on the Western Front. The" Times correspondent at Washington states that American opinion is very bitter against Ger- many in regard to the sinking of the liner Falaba.
WAR JOTTINGS Trooper Lewis, of the Pembroke Yeomanry, son of Mr. Lewis, Penlan, was home at Llanarth on leave last week, looking very fit and well. Trooper Lewis has distinguished himself as a marksman and runner, all his friends watch his career with interest and wish him the best of luck. Lieutenant Vidian Jones, R.N., New Quay, has been home for a few days furlough, and Privates T. Evans Jones, Garsey View, and Morley Jenkins, Milford House, New Quay, were also home over the week-end. Mr. David Jones, Llwynwermod, New Quay, has joined the colours, and is at present at Swansea. Congratulations to Sapper T. Hywel John, only son of the Rev. J. John and Mrs. John, Holmesdale, Llanstephan, who has been granted a commission in the 15th Service Battalion (Carmarthenshirel of the Welsh Army Corps, stationed at Rhyl. Lieutenant John joined the Royal Engineers early in August last. Sergt. Rupert Rees, P.I.Y., is home at Llan- stephan at present recuperating after a severe attack of the "Sue" at Llandilo. Sapper T. Hywel John, R.E., stationed at Cambridge, Corporal Tom John, and Pte. William Williams (9th Welsh) and Trooper John Williams, P.I.Y., also had a few days' furlough over Easter. They look lit and well and eager for the fray, but, unfortunately, they cannot enthuse the blood of any of the local young stand- backs. Second Lieutenant Harold Gostwick May, M.A., of the 1st Dorset Regiment, who died from wounds, was Games Master at Llandovery College for two years. He was a brilliant bat and wicket keeper at cricket and a first-class footballer. He was a man of great versatility and an artist of considerable repute, some of his sketches recently appearing in the "London Illustrated News." He left Llan- dovery some two years ago for Clifton College, from whence he took up a mastership at Sherborne Col- lege. About 200 Llandovery boys have joined the oolours. Capt. S. S. Dillon (Royal Irish Rifles) and Lieut. M. G. Richards (Lancashire Regiment) have been wounded. The former has been mentioned in dispatches. Three masters on the College staff have enlisted, in the persons of Messrs. P. E. H. Wise- man, S. H. Lockyer, and F. Davies. Another unit of the Welsh Field Co., Royal Engineers, is being raised at Carmarthen and Llan- elly on similar lines to that recruited in November last. Men with trades, and those who are horse- men, are wanted, and engineer pay will be granted in addition to the ordinary army pay. Application for particulars should be made to Major Francis, Welsh Field Company, R.E., Cambridge. Sapper Thomas Howell John, of the Royal En- gineers, now in training at Cambridge, son of the Rev. J. John, Congregational minister, Llanatephan, has been granted a commission in the 15th Service Battalion (Carmarthenshire) of the Welsh Army Corps, stationed at Rhyl. Lieut. John was formerly an electrician at Llanelly. The Rev. J. John has taken an active part in the recruiting campaign in the oounty, being a very eloquent Welsh speaker. We understand that the Pembroke Yeomanry Re- serve are not going to Ludlow as was at one time intended. The regiment has vacancies for recruits just at present, and they are inviting eligible young fellows in the three counties to join, the intention being to form a new sqadron. There must be many young men in West Wales who are fit for service, and they cannot do better than join this fine old regiment whose history dates back to the French invasion of Fishguard, and which is under the com- mand of that popular gentleman, Col. F. Lort Phillips.
In consequence of the discharge of men Medically Unfit for Service, Recruits can now be taken in the PEMBROKE YEOMANRY, RESERVE REGIMENT, Commanded by COLONEL LORT PHILLIPS. It is proposed that the REGIMENT should be encamped on Ludlow Race- course during the summer months, together with the other Regiments of the Brigade. Apply to:-CAPTAIN GABBETT, Depot Pembroke Yeomanry, Barracks, Carmarthen.
A battery of the 61st Brigade, R.F.A., which had been completing its training by a course of gun- firing at Pembrey, passed through Kidwelly on Easter Sunday en route to Carmarthen. A halt was made in Water-street, where, and in Bridge-street, the good offices of the residents were invoked to supply the men with refreshments. Housewives vied with each other in providing the necessaries, and much regret is felt by those who happened to be away from their homes at the time, that they did not have the opportunity to share in the pleasant task of contributing their meed to the comfort of the gallant men in khaki. A number of old "boys," on the eve of their departure for the front, were home over the holidays, and, without excep- tion, looked well nad thoroughly fit. The best of luck be with them.
AIMANFIRD WEDDING.—The marriage took place at All Saints' Church, Ammanford, on Tuesday, of Miss Gladys Louise Richards, third daughter of Mr. David Richards, J.P., Tirydail House, Ammanford (pro- prietor of Pantyffynnon Tinplate Works), with Mr. Charles Evan Morgan, manager at the Capital and Counties Bank, Ammanford, son of the late Mr. Morgan, of Gwynfe, in the presence of relatives and friends. The vicar, Rev. J. W. Jones, B.A., officiated. The bride, who was attired in a fawn costume, fawn hat trimmed with turquoise band, and also wore ermine muff and furs, was attended by her sister. Miss Evelyn Richards, who was dressed in a mole oostume, with hat to match. Mr. Frank Edgar Morgan, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party lunched with relatives at the house of the bride's father, and subsequently left for London and Brighton.
The most delicious I Rhubarb Fool is made I this way — I KHTTBABB POOL. li-lba Rhubarb. t-Ib. Sugar. ESsSJjjX lpintBTBIVB Custard. HBTHOD Stew the rhubarb until tender with the sugv aød ofte tablespoonful of wat. Rub through a sieve (or through linen I (tretched orer a basiul. Prepare i pint of | C wBr BIRD'S Custard, ami whSe still hot, stir in [ the rtiuberto pulp. I wjk S«mwbencold. I Rhubarb Pool is a delightful change N from Stewed Rhubarb or Rhubarb Pie t and BIRD'S Custard, and with this recipe you can make it to perfection. Birds the Nutritious Custard U t is just sweet enough to take the edge g off the Rhubarb-just creamy enough t to linger round the palate just N "delicious enough for anything." t &M In ld ftt& 4d & Tid Buts, and large Tine c
CARMARTHENSHIRE MAIN ROADS DANGEROUS STATE OF LOUGHOR LfllDGE. A quarterly meeting of the Carmarthenshire Main Roads Council was held at the Town Hall, Llanclly, on Wednesday. Mr. James Phillips (St. Clears) ^presided, in the absence of the chairman of the Council (Alderman Wm. Griffiths, Llanelly), who was unable to be present. VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr. Jas. Phillips said he would like to take the opportunity of thanking the members for electing him vice-chairman of the County Council at the last meeting, and that in his absence. He could assure them that he felt very conscious of his weakness, and inability to discharge the duties, but all he could do was to promise to do his best, and try to be as fair as possible to all parties. CARMARTHEN COMPLAINT. A letter was read from Mr. H. Brunei Wh-te pointing out that at a meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council a complaint was made that the wall opposite Picton's Monument at Carmarthen was in a very bad state, and needed immediate repairing. He asked that the County Council should see to the matter. Mr. H. S. Hoimes said he thought the property belonged to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners who had some dispute with the tenant. They contended that there was an agreement under which the tenant was to repair, but the tenant disputed that. The County Council should do something in the matter. On the motion of Mr. Holmes, the Clerk was directed to inquire into the matter. KIDWELLY FOOTPATHS. The Clerk reported that the Kidwelly Town Council had applied for the third and last contribu- tion of the County Council towards tne B120 grant towards the Kidwelly footpaths. It was decided to pay the last contribution of £40. j ELECTRIC LIGHT. The Clerk stated that further correspondence had taken place with regard to the electric lighting of the Crosshands district. Messrs. Cleeves wrote that they were being pressed by the inhabitants of the district, but they could not do anything until they had the County Councils permission to erect electric poles along the main road. They only desired to send current along the main roads to supply electrio current to various inhabitants who would like the illuminant in the houses. The secretary of the Crosshands Electric Supply Committee wrote asking the Council to grant Messrs. Cleeves' application. Mr. Nathan Griffithr,-Did the Rural Council d.- cide to have an electric installation at this place? The Clerk-It was not stated definitely. Mr. Griffiths-I move that we grant the applica- tion. I do not see that these people should be in darkness all their lives. Rev. Hugh Jones (Llanelly) seconded. Mr. Wm. GreviUe (Llannon) explained that it was only intended for the Crosshands district-about a mile radius from the colliery. The motion was carried. LOUGHOR BRIDGE. Letters were read from the clerk to the Glamorgan County Council with regard to the Loughor Bridge. He stated that hia Council had been considering what public works they could defer in compliance with suggestions from the Local Government Board to undertake as little new works as possible. The Glamorgan Council thought that having regard to tne state of this bridge and the possible use of it for military purposes, the responsibility for deciding to defer the construction of the bridge should be placed on the Government. If the Carmarthen County Council agreed with this, it was suggested that the clerks of the Glamorgan and Carmarthen Councils should jointly write to the Local Govern- ment Board, and possibly to the commander of the coast defences. In the opinion of the Glamorgan Council, some stepe should be taken to get watchmen placed at each end of the bridge to control the traffic that passed over it. Mr. Nathan Griffiths asked what steps were to be taken to control heavy traffio. According to the letter from Glamorgan, the bridge was unsafe. The Clerk stated that there were notices at each side of the bridge. Mr. Grifiiths- Yeti, but the notices do not stop the traffio going over the bridge. If the bridge col- lapses, there will be a great oalamity. The Surveyor (Mr. Gomer Henry) explained that there were notices at the bridge prohibiting heavy vehicles, such as traction engines, going over, but he did not know that there was any law prohibiting any heavy motor lorries. Mr. D. Hughes (Llwynhendy) said the suggestion to place watchmen at the bridge was a good one. Mr. T. P. Jones (Llanelly) said the bridge was in a very dangerous 6tate, and according to Mr. Phil- lips, the Glamorgan surveyor, was only held up by corrosion. Mr. Griffiths asked what would be the liability of the Council, seeing that heavy traffio was now allowed to pass over, if the bridge collapsed? Didn't they think that the Council would have to pay compensation? Mr. Alfred Stephens (Broomhill) said he thought it was highly advisable to have watchmen at each side of the bridge to control the traffic. The bridge was in a most deplorable condition. The Council would be sorry if an accident happened and lives were lost. Apart from that, if anything happened to 'the bridge, there would be no bridge at all in that district for some time to come. The suggestions that watchmen should be placed at each end of the bridge to regulate the speed of traffic and see that it was not unduly heavy, were adopted. The other suggestions in the letter from the Glamorgan County Council were also agreed to. BRIDGES. The Local Government Board wrote that they would send down an inspector to inspect the locality of Brynamman and Garnant. hridges in respect of the widening of which they had received applications for consent to borrow JB470 odd. The Clerk pointed out that according to a ciroular from the Treasury, loans would not be granted for new public works except when such works were urgently needed. THE ROAD BOARD SCHEME. A letter was received from the RoaJa Board ask- ing if it was possible to defer proceeding with the County Council's scheme of road improvements until more normal conditions were obtained. The letter stated that the demand for material and labour for national requirements was such that it was extremely undesirable for highway authorities to press forward any schemes which could be post- poned, even if such postponement caused local in. e convenience. The idea was to economise national expenditure in the present crisis and conserve it and labour for national purposes. The Board added that they would be glad to avail themselves of the ser- vices of those men who could spared from local public works. Mr. Alfred Stephens Mid the Council should fall in with the views of the Roads Board. Much as he desired to improve the roads in Carmarthenshire, he did not think the County Council should utilise labour or make any capital expenditure which were wanted for national purposes. Mr. Nathin Griffiths concurred. This, he said, was not the time to quibble about road improve- ments. If the Government wanted anything they could dispense with looally, it should be given them, so that the war might come to a speedy, successful issue. Replying to Sir Stafford Howard, the Clerk said the expenditure in the estimates for the coming year, which would be affected by the Roads Board's letter, was £4,000 in the eastern division and £5,000 in the western division. Mr. Alfred Stephens stated that the Roads Board's letter referred to a part of the £5,600 which the County Council was granted some time ago in a •scheme under which the Council had to spend £ 28 090. It was decided to agree to the suggestion,3 in the Roads Board's letter. AMMANFORD ACCIDENT. The Clerk reported Aat he had received a letter from a man in Ammanford stating that he had met with an accident whilst driving a motor-car at Glyn- moch, near Ammanford, on account of the careless manner in which. your roadmen do the road. A claim for the amount of damage will be sent to you." The Clerk said he had made enquiry relative to the matter. If a claim were made he thought the County Council had an adequate defence to it. L SANDY BRIDGE. Relative to the improvements necessary at Sandy Bridge, Llanelly, the Clerk explained that Mr. Jones, the surveyor, had estimated that £ 21 was the proper sum that should be paid by Messrs. Waddell, of the Mynydd Mawr Railway, for the repair of the bridge and its approaches, but the company offered £ 6. A great deal of correspondence had since taken place, and at last a meeting took place on April ltn on the bridge between Mr. John Waddell and the Surveyor. After that, Mr. Waddell wrote stating that nis com- pany were prepared to advance their offer from £ 5 to £ 18 per annum. "This," said the letter, "is greatly in excess of what we reasonably think v e I could maintain and repair them in a better condition than they were before." The Clerk added that he had shown the letter to the Surveyor, who still thought that B21 was the right sum that Messrs. Waddell should pay. Sir Stafford Howard said he thought the condition of Sandy Bridge had been a disgrace ever since he came to live in the district. About three years ao correspondence had continually been going on, and nothing had been done. He was extremely glad to see Mr. John Waddell and the Surveyor discussing the matter on the bridge and trying to come to an agreement. It was thoroughly unsatisfactory that a bridge with such heavy traffio passing over it, should be allowed in such a bad state. Seeing that Messrs. Waddell had offered £ 18, he would personally be prepared to accept it. On the motion of Sir Stafford Howard, seconded by Mr. T. P. Jones, the offer of Messrs. Waddell was accepted. ESTIMATES. The estimates of the surveyors showed that the amount required for the roads in the eastern division for the year ending 31st March, 1916, was £ SQ,li», the average cost per mile, including steam-rolling, being £ 116 5s. Id. Footpaths, etc., brought tne amount up to £ 21,685 19s. lOd. After allowing for L4,000 from the Roads Board a sum of £ 17,685 19s. lOd. was required to be raised by a rate. In the western division the estimate for ordinary maintenance was £ 14,974 3s. 4d. The average oost per mile, including steam-rolling, was L67 17s. 6d. Mr. T. P. Jones asked why the cost per mile was so much higher in the eastern division. Mr. Gomer Henry (surveyor) said that there was a good deal more traffio on the roads in the eastern division and they employed four stea.m-rolleroi there. as against three in the western division. Sir Stafford Howard said that he was glad to see that they intended to spend £ 195 per mile on the road between Uanelly and Cross Hands, as against £ 25 per ile the year before last. Mr. A. Stephens said that they spent £ 45,000 on thereat last year. He had for years advocated the need of better supervision on the roads. They ought to have an expert at the head of the roads. The Chairman said that they were now discussing the estimates. Mr. Nathan Griffiths-I should like you to allow Mr. Stephens to finish his hardy annual Mr. Stephens pointed out that the traffic had ,greatly increased, but the expenditure had increased more than proportionately. Mr. Nathan Griffiths-I know that speech by heart. Mr. Holmes-I know youre, too. Mr. Nathan Griffitha-My humble opinion U that we have too many experts and too few workmen. We want more material; we have plenty of gaffers already. I Mr. A. Stephens said that if they had a head sur- veyor and gave him £ 500 a year it would pay. It would be only li per oent. of the cost. The estimates were adopted. RIVER ENCROACHMENT. The Committee which had been appointed to devise means of preventing the encroachment of the leifi near Cwmanne, Lampeter, recommended that bags of cement backed with stones, etc., to a height of 7ft. be placed on the bank. This was agreed to, as also was the proposition of Mr. T. Jones (Llan- llwml to accept the offer of Mr. T. Davies to straighten a orooked corner in the main road near Pencader,
LLANDILO URBANJDISTHICT nUNCIL The monthly meeting of the Llandilo Urban Dis- trict Council was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. Dd. Morgan presiding. There were also present: Dr. Richard Jones, Messrs. Claud R. Davies, Wm. Hopkins, J.P., D. P. Daviee, J. T. Edwards, i. Harries, W. H. Jones, W. D. Jenkins, John Stephens, C. Hurley, J. R. Evans, Rev. E. L. Jones, 2r;, Judical officer of health), together Tffi £ a £ e clork R- Shipley Lewis) and other LEAVING THE TOWN. The Chairman said he wished to point out that that meeting would be the last one for Mr. J. T. Edwards, who, he said, had been a very useful member of the Council for the last three years. Mr. Edwards was leaving for Garnant, and they were all very sorry to lose his services and wished him every success in his new sphere. Mr. Edwards, redponding, thanked the Chairman for his remarks anJ also the Clerk, who, he said, was so courteous to anyone who approached him with regard to any subject. Ho hoped that the new members would join in heartily with the others. YEOMANRY FOR LLANDILO. The Chairman added that he had been given to understand that afternoon that the A Squadron of the Yeomanry would come to Llandilo again and that there was every likelihood of their being billeted m the town for an indefinite period, as there was a scarcity of canvas. He believed they would be there a very much longer time than was at first antici- pated. He felt exceedingly pleased to tell them that the entertainment committee had so far met with every success The concerto which had been held on Thursdays and Saturdays were very much apprecia- ted by the officers and men and had been presided over by Lord Dynevor and CoL Gwynne-Hughes, Tregyb. The artistes were very ready to assist, and the Llandilo public in general were giving ue com- mittee every encouragement. The committee of the Institute had also been very ready and had imme- diately placed at their disposal various rooms with a piano, games, etc. THE FILTER BED DAMAGED. a Th^-nlerk ,3aid ho had bitten to the Llandilo V u iS Wlth ^fGrence to the damage done to the biter bed near the electric works. They had replied stating that the matter was having their attention, and that the damage would be repaired as soon as the weather improved. The matter was deferred until the next meeting, when the Surveyor will bring in a report. NOTIFIABLE DISEASES. The Clerk stated that he had received a circular from the Local Government Board in which it was explained that at present there Were a number of diseases which were notified in the town and district to the medical officer of health, and for each of these notifications the medical officer received 2s. 6d. The Board would declare measles and whooping cough notifiable if the Council thought it wise to do so in their district. The Medical Officer said that it was impossible to find out whether there were cases of whooping cough or measles about unless they were notihed. The Clerk-If you maket these cases notifiable then you will have to notify every case. The Medical Officer explained that a charge would only be made for one case in each house. He added that at present measles and whooping cough spread itself practically throughout tile town before they knew that there were any cases there. By having them notified, some precautions could be taken in order to isolate those cases. Mr. J. T. Edwards asked what was the length of time for isolation for measles. The Medical Officer-In the case of measles, one month from attending school, and whooping cough three months. Mr. J. T. Edwards-If a second attack happens in the same house, is it necessary to have a second notification? The Medical Officer-II a month has elapsed without a fresh case, it will be necessary to have a. new notification. Dr. Richard Jones said that in the case of whoop- ing cough hr- did not think it would be possible to keep the children in the houses for a sufficient time to get rid of the disease thoroughly. The Medical Offioer said he agreed with Dr. Jones with regard to the difficulty of dealing with whoop- ing cough. It was eventually decided that measles only should be made notifiable. Dr. Jones—I take it that parents are obliged to notify, or if they do not, they are under a penalty. PUBLIC EXPENDITURE. The Clerk read another circular from the Local Government Board advising the Council not to borrow large amounts of money at the present time as very heavy interest had to be paid on loans at present. It was stated that they had no necessity to borrow just now. LABOUR EXCHANGE. A letter was read from the Labour Exchange stating that if the Council intended to employ women to take the place of those who might enlist they should apply to the Labour Exchange, Llanelly, where their application would receive immediate attention. THE ROADMEN. An application was made by the town roadmen that they should, on account of the increased oost of living, be granted a war bonus, the same as those employed by other councils. The question was deferred to the finance com- mittee.
CARMARTHEN SOLICITOR AND HIS CLEftl ACCUSED ACQUITTED ON CERTAIN CHARGES. The Carmarthen Borough Quarter Sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Thursday, before the Recorder, Mr. E. Milner Jones. William John Williams, of Queen-street, formerly a clerk in the employ of Mr. C. E. Morris, solicitor, Carmarthen, surrendered to his bail on four in- dictments, charging him (1) with embezzling the sum of B2 5s. on February 27th, 1914, and a further sum of £ 202 6s. delivered to him on February 20th, 1914, on account of his employer, Mr. C. E. Morris; 2) embezzling the sum of j64 delivered to him on Octo- J ber 21st, 1914, for his employer; (3) embezzling the IOTU delivered to him on Deoember 12th, 1914, on account of his employer, and (4) making a false entry in the receipt book belonging to Mr. C. E. Morris with intent to defraud, and that he, the -EM- William John Williams, had received from Elizabeth Davies on December 27th, 1913, the sum of L2 5s., whereas he had in fact received the sum of £ 4 10s. Mr. J. Bowen Davies (instructed by Mr. Howell Davies, solicitor, Carmarthen) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, K.O., M.P. (instructed by Mr. T. R. Ludford, solioitor, Llanelly), defended. The Recorder, in his address to the grand jury (of which Mr. Compton Griffiths was foreman), said the evidence was such that would justify them re- turning a True Bill.—The jury returned a True £ 5ili« Accused entered the dock, and pleaded not guilty to the four indictments. Mr. LI. Williams said that the charge of falsifica- tion was simply put in to prejudice the case It was simply "ringing the charges" over the same case. included°Wen DavieS insisted on the oharge being It was decided to proceed with the first indict- mont, and Mr. Bowen Davies, in opening, said a great deal of publicity had been given to the oase in the Carmarthen press, and he asked the jury to eliminate from their minds any sympathy which they might have with the prosecution or the prisoner. Mr. C. E. Morris had been in practice as a solicitor at Carmarthen for 40 years, and was a man of the highest honour and integrity. Aooused was employed as managing clerk, and Mr. Morris had the greatest confidence in him. It was his J*M aS^anafflIig dert to re°eive monies on behalf f Mr Moms, especially monies in connection with a trust known as Noak's Trust. It was Williams' and ^AS1V?i, a reoeipt for any monies he received enter the amount on the counterfoil. The counterfoil were the only record of monies received £ 202^ 4/ N°ak'S, ^ust- regard to the 4d received by the prisoner, no mention for mT V? 10i ,e ledgT" 14 was aIso 'Possible S rnS know that the money had been paid because it was not stated in the counterfoil of the receipt book. William3 gave a reoeint £ person from whom he received the money, not from K waY0onw\reC £ lPt but frOIQ an^ boX were discov that the defalcation frnr, SOovered, and it arose in connection with a transaction which tooTc place between Mr. David Morgans, of Malvern House, Drefach- Llanarthney. A sum of £ 200 which was part of Noak's Trust had been lent to Mr Morgans on mortgage on Malvern House, and in February, 1913, Mr. Morgan* gl™ months notice that he intended to pay off th« mortgage. On February 11th, 1914, accSd wrote Morris-W8^8 m the na,m° of Messra- Morris and Morris. We have now had authority from the trustees, and we hope to hand the deeda ™er to you next week On the following day Williams wL Lt j ett!! toJfc M°^ one stated "Tfv m -SL j ter b°°k- Tbis letter stated If you will be good enough to call here on Saturday next, we will be in a position to hand to you the deeds of your property in exchanse for hf principal and interest." On Fob. 20th Mra Sn S, w Mr; Di' MorK* M"1™' called at Mi. Morns office, and she and the accused to°nfeteh I~mlUTS Went t0 Llo?ds BaTlk Po-t Office Morgan went to the x o.t Uihee to withdraw some money. Thev ajrain met. and Mrs. Morgans handed to the pri.oner^SS principal and £ 2 6s. 4d. interest. Williams pro- duced a. receipt from his pocket which he handed t Mrs. Morgans That receipt, said counsel, was not rT,pt ^°k °f Mr- Mo™" On Feb 23.d three days afterwards—accused wrote to Mr t^9at but SrTf„wbo IT i fc ,that letter was not oorrectly copied in «t W!Vw the sentence. "With reference to the principal on mortgage, notice has been given oalling up the same, and the mortgagor called here on Saturday and promised to make an effort to find the money if possible before expiration of the notice"; but the letter received by Mr. Noaks said that he was a £ the^Lr Pay™e"t the mortgage, whereas the £ ?M ^at aCCUsed had received IW three days previously. On Saturday, L, f • a°c»sed left the office complaining that he felt unwell. That night Mr. Morris, junior uTV • 0,and wrote to Mr- Dfl. Morgan' but by the time that letter was delivered at Llan- arthney on the Monday morning. Williams had hired" motor-car and had driven there to see Mr. -■nd Mrs. Morgan. He asked Mrs. Morgan if *he had received a letter from Mr. Morris that morning and sho replied Yes," whereupon he remarked. it is a mistake on the Dart of Mr. Morris. Don't take any notice of it." In order to know that that It J1 °n 5Pnh accU9ed must have called at the office and seen a copy of it in the letter WV On Dec. 23rd Mr. Morris, junior, wrote again to Mr. Dd. Morgan, and eventually the prosecutor dis- covered that the money had been paid in the pre- vious February Charhe Vincent Morris, prosecutor's son, bore out counsel's statement, and stated that when he asked the accused to explain why the counterfoil receipt book only stated that B2 5s. had been paid, whereas B4 10s. was due, he replied, She only paid some- thing on account." Charles Edwin Morris (prosecutor)1 said he had 40 years practice as solicitor, and prisoner was em- ployed by him as head olerk. He corroborated his son's evidence as to how the business was conducted and bore out counsel's statement. Mr. Llewelyn Williams—You call Williams your head clerk, not your managing clerk?—Certainly, What is the difference between a head clerk and a managing clerk?—My son is the managing clerk and Williams is the clerk. Who superintends the work?—I am there every day. Whose business is it to superintend the work of the clerk?—I really do not follow you. Did you trust Williams with the whole task of administering the Brown Estate?—No. Was anybody looking after him in the'administra- tion of Noak's Trust?-I did myself, if I thought there was anything wrong. Was a cheque of J659 drawn on the Brown's account instead of on your own account in 1909?—1 really cannot tell you. I suggest to you that the sum of £ 90 was received from Mr. Dd. Evans on behalf of the Brown Estate and entered by you into your own private acoount?— No. Mr. Llewelyn Williams—I suggest th$t you kept your account in such a muddled state that it was impossible for anyone to make anything of them?— That was absolutely untrue. Mr. Williams—And mat you employed Messrs. Harvey and Co., accountants, Swansea, to put your accounts in order?—No; I had to employ Messrs. Harvey on the death of Brown because we had found out that Williams was totally incompetent to deal with these things. That was in 1911?—It was long before that." Mr. Williams—And you are here to throw mud against the prisoner. Mr. Bowen Davies objected to such a statement, and said that it was Mr. Llewelyn Williams who was throwing mud. Mr. Llewelyn Williams (to witness)—What was the reason for your keeping the prisoner on if you thought he was incompetent?—If you want to know the reason I did keep the man. it was absolute mercy, because had I not kept him on, I could not have given him a character to anybody else, and the man would have been on the parish for all I know. Witness then handed the Reoorder a cheque which Mr. Llewelyn Williams read, and which he said was drawn on the 14th July, 1910, in favour of W. J. Williams, written out by him and signed 110. M Morris." Witness said that the signature was in prisoner's handwriting. Mr. Llewelyn Williams—Do you mean to suggest that from July. 1910, the man was a forger?—Yes; he told me that he had done it with the intention of obtaining money for me in favour of a creditor from whom he was expecting money. Was this cheque ever cashed?—No.. And you kept this man on the miserable pittance of 30s. a week? Did you take any steps to see that the man kept the aocounts properly after that?—I had got my son there by that time. I took all the precaution I thought necessary. And you kept this cheque as a sword to hang over that man's head?—No; I would not have brought it out if you had not pressed me for it. Wm. John Williams, the prisoner, then gave evidenoe. He said he was a married man with two children. He had nothing to do with keeping the books in connection with the Brown Estate. All he had to do was to collect the money. Explaining the system of account keeping at the offioe, he saia a set of books was kept in the office for private account. Mr. Williams—What I am driving is to show that if a proper system of book-keeping was followed at the office, this money oould bo traced. Continuing accused said that no petty cash book was kept at the office and no record kept of small expenditure. When money was paid into the bank, it was paid in by simply a slip. Explaining the reason why the counterfoil stated L2 5s. and the receipt £ 4 10s., witness said that he never filled in the counterfoil at the time he made out the receipt, anu he must have filled in L2 Se. because he must have seen that the previous payments were of J62 5s. He had never denied that he had received the tS200. The 2200 or whatever remained of it was sent to the bank. Some of it had been spent as petty expenditure for the office. It was untrue that he admitted to Mr. Morris that he had kept the ttaOO. He had not received any of it. Mr. Williams-Did you ever threaten Mr. Morris in the interviews you had with him-No. Do you make any imputation against him now?- None whatever. Did you ever make any imputation against him at the interviews you had with him?—No, I only pointed out to him that it was simply a question of account, and that if I had access to the books, I would be able to explain matters. j^r- Bowen Davies-There was no method in the office of checking any petty cash expenditure. It was only in resent years that Mr. Morris had kept books at all. Replying further to Mr. Bowen Davies, accused said he simply went up to Llanarthney to relieve Mr. and Mrs. Morgans' anxiety. He did not tell Mr. Morris that he had reoeived the £ 200 because it M cuatomary to tell him of the monies he The Recorder-Why didn't you relieve Mr Morris anxiety by telling him?—I didn't know that he was anxious. ow tnas Questioned again by the Recorder, the accused rk to tho offioe after th« ,W'1Usf; not well, and he bad asked for leave of absence. dld i!0,V0fc ,baok afterwards ?-I wa8 en. ir T,a ?hdaXT.?:h'ch 1 had not taken for year*. • Mr. Llewelvn Williams in his speech for the de- fence said that a more vindictive proseoution had never been heard at that court. He described the system of book-keeping as the most loose and un- t evpr Wd of> «nd a man like accused under such circumstances would become sIoppillh and irregular in his business manner. He aaked the jury to say that the evidence left a Sdn £ d.°ub\a"d that the benefit of that doubt should be given to the accused. The Recorder said he did not think thev who had tW V ^idem* would come to the'conclusion that the prosecution had been conducted at all in a vin,lictive manner. Referring to Mr. Llewelyn Wilhams remarks with regard to the system of book-keeping. he said it micrht be somewhat primi- tive, but no doiibt, tbfy were kept in a wov account* were kept in Mr. Morris's young davs. The jury retired to consider the verdict, and after an absence of 15 minutes, found the prisoner not guilt-v on the first and ;emnd indictmpnts (including the b2O2 63. 4d. • ?r; ^ajies applied that another of the indictments should be p-oeeeded with, and ultimate- ly accused was committed to Assizes on other counts. 40
KiiWEllYJUTES On Saturday, the 3rd inst., at the Registry Office Llanelly, Misa Mary Annie Owen, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Owen, 3, Ferry-rokd, wa^ted i^ matrimony to Mr. David S. Rees, Llanboidy T £ W i 7. W!VWeetIy attired, waa given aw*y her father. Her sister, Miss Gretta Owen, WM bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was attended by hw brother, Mr. W. Rees, who acted as best. man. The happy couple have the best wishes of a hott of friends for a long and happy wedded life. The local Free Churches, who are affiliated with the South Wales Free Church Council, have invited the well-known evangelist, the Rev. Seth Joshua, to conduct a ten-days' mission in the town. The first meeting of the series will be held to-morrow (Satur- day) evening. The Rev. Seth Joshua will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Anthony, Paris Hon*, during his stay. The death occurred on Wednesday in last week, at his home in Causeway-street, of Mr. Thomas Nicholas, watchmaker and jeweller, aged 70 years. Deceased was well known throughout West Watee* having resided in various places, includiDø Laugharne whence he came few years ago to Kidwelly. He had not enjoyed good health since he dislocated his arm some months back. He is survived by hie widow and some grown-up children who are in good positions. His mortal remains were interred in St. Mary's Parish Churchyard on Satur- day last, the Rev. W. Evans, ourate, officiating. On Thursday last, Mrs. M. A. Walters, widow of the late Mr. Moses Walters, who met with & fatal accident at a colliery some 18 months ago, passed away at the comparatively early age of 34, at her home in Priory-street, after a long illness. The shook oaused by her husband's tragic end affected her to such an extent that it brought on paralysis, with the result that she was bed-ridden for the last year. She is survived by two little sons of school age. who have thus been deprived of the loving care of both parents. The funeral, which took place on Tuesday in this week, was largely attended. The place of interment was Siloam Baptist Churchyard, the officiating ministers being the Revs. H. R. Jones (Pastor), W. C. Jenkins (IJ, D. G. Owen (C.M.), and E. J. Herbert (O.M.).
LLANGATHEB SHOOTING COMPETITION.-The following is the result of a match between Llangathen and Golden Grove Clubs:—Llangathen: John Davies. 76: David Davies, 82; Morgan Griffiths, 84; W. A. Roberts, 82; Hy. Griffiths, 71; Wm. Lewis, 86; Tom Jones, 91; Wm. Thomas, 79; Dd. Williams, 74; Tom Gri- ffiths, 66; total, 791. Golden Grove: Lewis Davies, 91; E. Bellamy, 87; W. Phillips, 92; Wm. Williams! 93: E. Brennan, 92: John Evans, 92; Wm. Evans, 92; Wm. Evans, 92; Charles Stamp, 86; David Evans, 82; Ernest Davies, 58; total, 865. Printed and Published for the Proprietors by LEWIS Grass at the Carmarthen Journal" Printing Works. 8. King Street, Carmartiien. 0