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AIDING AND ABETTING c*0\L UNDER WEIGHT—SEliCEL. TO RECENT CHARGE. SOLICITOR AND THE SERGEANT. At the Carmarthen Borough Police Court on Monday Edwin Rees, Little V\ ^r8^re^j was charged with that he on "aid and abet, counsel and "H-niiel Phillips, Penrhiwooyon, who at tne previous court was fined £ 2 for °^rl,l' j IX of ooal undo,- tl.e «j;t^n.e<l weight from a wagon lie Mas in charge o Mr. T. Howell Davies defended. P S Jones said that in the company of he Head Consulble lie *aw Daniel Plulhps m Ma-Szh.e-row in charpre of a hoi^e and wagon, laden with 19 bags of coal. actually delivering a bag of coal ajj. jg zine-row. At the request of the Head ton stable, Phillip? took the wagon ooxmi to the Blue-street coal-yard. Witness weighed the tries of coal and found there was a tota deficiency in weight of 1081b,. m eleven cwt. When they arrived at the other coal- yard in Richmond-terrace. Phillips oaul to the present defendant, who « "j: there, Did you guess some of the bags f and Rees replied, Yes, I did fccme of thThe"Head Constable-Was Rees present during the greater part of the time^that the ba,<r« were weighedlught ba0» wel.ghed at this coil-yar(l. Cross-examined by Mr. Howell Da^ie witness said that Recs said at once that he guessed the bags.. r- Mr. Davies—You are all inspector of weighty and measures?—Yes. Bv examination?—No. Have you a certificate\es, but I ha\e not got it here. When was it granted?—About three years ago. "Did' you pass?—No. I am surprised. Who granted you the certificate?—It is a card saying that it was given bv the Council. When were you appointed "-About three years asfo. Mr. Davies-You have not passed an examination. Do you know that you are liable to a big fine for acting The Head Constable—I am going to object here. Mr. Davies—I am cross-examining him. The Head Constable—You have no right to address him in. that way. You are under a. misapprehension altogether. If you put that as a point of law, allow me to answer. Air Davies-You can answer me later on. Head Constable—You will probably save a lot of time if it k cleared' up now. The Mayor asked the Magistrates Clerk it the sergeant were not appointed by the "IC, Town Council. The Clerk—I believe so. I cannot My from memory, The Mayor—I am certain of it. I was there at the time. Submitting his point of law. Mr. Davies read out the section of the Act which stated. The Board of Trade shall provide for the holding of an examination for the purpose or ascertaining whether applicants for tho of inspector to the local authority nomina- ted by the authority possess such practical knowledge for the general purposes of the duties of inspector of weights and measures, and that a certificate granted 'to any person under the Act of 1S39 who had not passed such examination was made null and void by the Act of 1904, and that any eucli person acting as inspector was liable to a fine of not exceeding EI,O. "Have you passed any examination?" Mr. Davies aked the witness who replied in the negative. Mr. Davies—And you have been appointed since 1913?- Y es; three years a-go. Mr. Davies—Do you know that you are doing an absolutely illegitimate The Head Constable—x cannot allow liim to go on. If he presses that, I say at once that he is out of court altogether. He is absolutely wrong. Sergt. Jones is not, all inspector of weights and measures. He is simply appointed coal officer. I am qualified inspector and hold a certificate of the Board of Trade. The Act stated an officer ap- pointed for the purpose by the local autho- rity." Sergt. Jones is the person, and it necessary I will apply for an adjournment to prove that he was appointed. ergt. Lod- wick was appointed as well. He is an officer properlv appointed for the purpose. Mr. Davies-If Mr. Mayall wants an adjournment I am perfectly willing. The Mayor—I am sure of this. I hap- pened to be in the council meeting when Sergt. Jone-s was appointed. Mr. Davies—That is not my point. My point is that he is not qualified. The Head Iyou put The law on that point? Mr. Davies—It is for you to prove that lie Is. I doll t think the case should go on fill-tlier. Mr. H. E. B. Richards—Mr. Mayall is the appointed inspector and is the ciie autho- rised.. Mr. Davies—I quite agree, but the prin- cipal duty of an inspector under the W eights and Measures Act is to weigh, and Mr. Mavall was not present at the weighing. The Head Constable—I am quite Mire he cannot qualify that. He has no case at all. I have had scores of eases of this sort. I was inspector of weights and measures for resell years. Mr. Davies—You don't, suggest that you were present when the weighing took place? Head Constable.—No, I am hot relying on that at all. Mr. Davies said the. gist of the Act was that there must be a qualified person present when the weighing took place. They now knew that Sergt. Jones was not qualified by examination in accordance with the provi- sions of the Act. Mr. H. E. B. Riohards said the bench were satisfied that it was in order. The Head Constable said the sergeants had been appointed according to the wording of the Act "for the purpoe of weighing l'aQ\s of coal and to superintend the sale," and may at all reasonable times enter any building or part of n building or any other place where coal was sold, and may stop any vehicle carrying coal for sale or delivery to a purchaser, and 'may test any weights and instrument found on such vehicle, and may weigh any load, sack, or less quantity of coal found jn any such place or vehicle." It was. as plain as possible. It was very, very simple. Sergt. Jones was not acting as an inspector of weights and measures, but simply as a person appointed Mr. H. K B. Richards—Wo are quite satisfied. Further cross-examined, Sergt. Jones mid the scale on which the coal was. weighed was a standard scale. Mr. Davies-How do you know?—It is the ordinary scale to weigh coal. Did you have standard cwts.?—No. And you did not have a standard scale?—1 didn't say it was not a standard scale. You are not able to prove to-day that these scales were absolutely accurate?—I balanced them before I started weighing. That is not my point. Are you prepared to swear here to-day that the scales were absolutely eorrect?—I swear that they balanced all right before we started. You are not prepared to swear that the weights taken from these scales were abso- lutely accurate?—They arr. Tested every six months. You are not prepared to swear that on this verv date these scale- recorded the exact weight?—I cannot swear that, of course. Mr. H. E. B. Richards—When you. find anything wrong with the weights when you test them, what difference do you usually find?-—Very little, sir. A few ounces in 28 s and 56's. and less than that. The Head Constable—Did you see me at the yard?—Yes. Did you see me look at the weighing machine?—You examined it. You took all the weights out of the machine. Head Constable Mayall. giving evidence, said lie attended at the yard just about the tin ,e when the weighing had ceased. He examined the weighing instrument, and i found it was a little lacking in sensitiveness, and a little out of balance. It was im- possible to tell accurately because the machine was lacking in sensitiveness. The machine and weights had been stamped by him. He was a duly qualified inspector of weights and measures, and held a Board of Trade certificate dated 1905. Mr. Davies-So the scale was not quite accurate?—No, a little lacking in eensitive- liess. You did not take your own standard weights with you?—No. Mr. J. B. Arthur—In regard to the accu- racy of the scales, would it not be fairer to have this coal weighed in the scales in which it was originally weighed?—Yes. If I found that the deficiency in the coal had been the same as that shown by the machine. I would not consider that the man had committed an offence. That was a reasonable assumption. P.C. Walters, who was with Sergt. Jones in the yard, corroborated. This 'closed the case for the prosecution, and Mr. Davies rose to address the bench tfoff the defence,, when the maptistpates* clerk asked, "Are you calling the defen- dant?" I can't say yet," replied Mr. Davies. The Clerk—Is he the only witness to be called. Mr. Davios—I am not bound to say that. I am entitled to address the bench now. The Clerk—What I say is that if he is the only witness, you should address the bench after him. Mr. Davies. proceeding with his address, said the facts that had come out that day had completely taken him by surprise. When the case against Phillips was before the court Oil the previous Monday, he assumed that Sergt. Jones was an inspector under the Weights and Measures Act. An un- qualified person could not act as an inspec- tor of weights nad measures, and obviously Head Constable (to the beiieb)-Have you decided on that point, yes or no? Mr. Davies-NN-1 11 you allow me to go on. Your worships will hear me in any case? Head Constable—He has already replied on a point of law, and he cannot keep on raking it Ul). Mr. Davies—Will your worships hear me? Head Constable—They have already beard you. The Clerk—Where there is only one 'wit- ness called to the facts of the case by the defence, ho should be called immediately after the close of the prosecution. Mr. Davies—I will take the consequences. I know what I am doing. The Clerk—The meaning of it is that you make a statement and, the man listens to what you say. Continuing with his address, Mr. Davies said that the testing of weights was a very important matter. A very small thing would turn a scale, and there must be an expert at the weighing. The facts had shown that Mr. Mayall was the person ap- pointed inspector of weights and measures, and lie was not present when the weighing took place in the Richmond-terrace yard. In order that the police should succeed in that case, it was necessary that Mr. Mayall should have been present at the weighing. Possibly the case would go further if the bench did not agree with that. Mr. Mayall said that the scale was a little lacking jn sensitiveness; really it was not a fit scale to test the weight of the coal. The charge was to aid and abet, counsel and procure another person to do a certain wrong. He would draw the attention of- the bench to the words of the Mayor at the case against Phillips, when he said, We find C! that Phillips as a seller gi tie coal is guilty of misrepresentation. Whether he knew or not, we don't know." There must be pro-. sent in a. case of that kind a conspiracy be- tween two persons to do a certain wrong, find the hoiich must be satisfied Phillips and Rees had put their Jiepds together to do this Tvroiig. If the. bench did not know on the previous Monday, there was not a tittle of evidence before them that, day to tell them. He submitted that the bench could not com- mit the defendant, becan-e they had already said that they did not know whether or not Phillips knew there was a shortage in tho weight. The Head Constable quoted a ease in sup- port of his contention that Sergt. Jones was an "• officer specially appoilJted." and that it was not necessary that lie should be a quali- fied inspector. Mr. Davies did not call the defendant, and the bench, after a retirement, imposed a fine of E2, the Mayor remarking that the magis- trates were unanimous.
CARMARTHEN BOROUGH TRIBUNAL ALL MARRIED MEN PUT BACK TWO MONTHS. The Carmarthen Borough Tribunal was held. on Friday evening. The members pre- sent were: The Mayor (Mr. J. Lewis). Pro- fessor Moore, Mr. H. S. Hoimes. and Mr. W. V. H. Thomas. THE MARRIED CLASS. A firm of house furnishers appealed for exemption for a man aged 31. He was a married man with four children, and was in group 35. He was the only man able to manipulate the machinery. Mr. Price Williams (the clerk* asked why in this case the man had not been put back two months as had been done in the case of all the other married men. Mr. Fred Humphreys (the recruiting cler.k) said that the Advisory Committee had agreed to put back all married men two months in the cases which had come before them. This case had not been before them. It was agreed that all the married men be put, back two months. Mr. Holmes said that they could appeal argain at the end of the two months. A school teacher asked for twelve* months' postponement, and his appeal Was supported by the Education Committee. Mr. Holmes-This can come on again in two months with the rest. MINISTERIAL STUDENTS. Principal Eva'ns appeared in a in which a. student for the Congregational ministry appealed for total exemption. The student had 15 months to go to complete his course. Principal Evans said that this student was not under the jurisdiction of the tribunal. The clerk had a certificate under his (Principal Evans's) hand; that this man had1 entered oil his professional studies in immediate preparation for the ministry, and the War Office required them to exempt all such students. Mr. Holmes-Tlw quest-ion is what is meant by immediate preparation. If that word immediate were not there, it Mould be clearer. Principal Evans pointed out that f-tudpnti- for the Presbyterian ministry were exempted in their final year. The reference was that no such limitation was intended to be ap- plied in the other case. vir, Holmes said that the inference he drew was that each denomination got what it asked for. Principal Evans read a letter lie had had from the War Office. This letter referred to circular 462 and said, If the student, you write about comes under any of 'J,e heads stated the local tribunal is hound to act accordingly." Mr. Holmes—That is difficult. We have to decide whether lie comes under any of the heads. v The case was adjourned pending the de- cision of the County Appeal Tribunal in similar cases.
Mr. W. M. Hughes, Prime mi,~ter of Australia, who has been suffering from in- fhienza. shows continuous improvement. .Edward HopJ.in-, dairyman. Llantwit, Major, was at Cowlwj,rhp Oil Tuesday fined 15s. 6d. for selling milk deficient in butter fat. Superintendent Davies produced the analyst's certificate, showing a deficiency of 20 }><'1' cent.
CARMARTHEN RURAL TRIBUNAL MINISTERIAL STUDENT AND A VISION GRANTED TO MY SOUL." The Carmarthen Rural District Tribunal sat at the Guildhall on Saturday last, Mr. John Jones. Ferryside, presiding. The other members present were the Rev. J. Herbert, Llanllawddog: Messrs. Llewellyn Morgan, Llanginning; M. J. Evana, Mydrim; Thoe. Davies, Aberrant; Wm. Williams, Ab^r- gwili; J. Lewis, Llangendeirne; John Jones, Laugharnc, and W. Brazell. Llanarthney; together with the clerk (Mr. J. Saer). The military representatives were Capt. Margrave and Mr. S. Tudor Hanks. LLANSTEPHAN APPEAL. A Llanstephan tailor and general dealer in support of his appeal for absolute exemp- tion said his aged parents were dependent upon him. His father had been a cripple for 15 years and hit; mother was also infirm. All his sisters were married. Appellant also had a credit clothing business and there was a considerable amount of money outstanding to him. Both his parents were old age pen- sioners. Capt. Margrave—Considering that his parents are in receipt of old age pensions, I cannot see any hardship. Besides, the War Off-ice will give them 12s. 6d. It is the talk in Llanstephan where the people say. Why is this man behind, and the married groups are to be called up." Exemption was refused, and appellant said he would appeal against the decision. NOT HARD ON THE FARMER. A Trelecb J.P. claimed exemption for his horseman who was the only person on the farm capable of managing horses. If he were taken away, the present productivity of the farm could not be maintained. Appel- lant had a son at home who was ill and very lame and unable to do much Appel- lant was convinced that the man he was appealing for could do more in the national interest on his farm than- in the army. Labour was scarce in the district and the man could not be replaced. The acreage of the farm was 153 acres. Capt. Margrave-I think the farm could be carried on without this man. Appellant—Don't be hard on the farmers. captain. There arc a lot of farms in our district where not a single acre will be ploughed this spring. Capt. Margrave—I am not hard on far- mers. I have treated farmers who come in front of me far better thun tribunals have treated farmers in other districts. Mr. M. J. Evans—Can your son plough? Appellant—No, it is cruelty to usk him. (Laughter). i Asked what, kind of land comprised the farm, appellant said, It is a farm that will grow plenty of straw and not much com." (Laughter). Exemption till November 14th was granted. FARMER AND SON. A Llangain farmer appealed for his son who was joint tenant with him of the farm. He had to depend upon this son for the ploughing and cultivation of the land. He had one son on active service with the 4th Welsh in'Egypt. The farm comprised 120 acres. There was another son on the farn: who acted as cowman and had been exemp- ted. There were two daughters. On the t/Lli September next he would take over an- other holding as well. Capt. Margrave—I think two men are quite sufficient to work this farm and one of the sons ought to go. With regard to the other farm, he is not taking it over till next September, and the war might be over by trie n. The tribunal refused appeal, and the appel- lant said he would appeal. REFUSED. The next appellant was a Llanpumpsnint woollen nit, filif LtP-tli i-ei- %i-I)o asked for exemp- tion for Ins son who was a blanket raiser, dyer, fuller and tucker. The factory did the finishing work done by other factories who had war contracts. Appeal refused. TIMBER FELLER. A Conwil timber merchant appealed for his timber feller and farm labourer. He stated that lie supplied pit wood to collieries it nloll who supplied the Government and munition works with coal. He was short of labour and far behind in keeping up his contracts, und collieries were pressing for supplies. Several of his men had enlisted. Capt. Margrave—Another man who was .granted exemption has left hi8 employ. Do you know that you are liable- to a fine for not reporting' to the recruiting officer that rhe man has left? --kppelliit)t-I have reported it this morning. Exemption was granted till August 1st. TRELECH MOTOR CO. Appeal was made by the Trelech Motor Company, public carriers, for their driver's assistant, who also served as conductor on the lorry when it carried passengers and collected tickets. Capt. Margrave—I think you oafrlit to put a woman on .s job? The Managing Director—A woman could not. load and unload the truck. Capt. Margrave—I don't know so much about that. The Managing Director said the eoinpany acted as a public benefactor, and for the convenience of the neighbourhood. Capt. Margrave—I am rather surprised that you work for nothing. The Managing Director—We are better than many people.—I shall Hot say who they are.—Appeal refused. MASTER TAILOR. A Ban-kyfelin master tailor and draper claimed exemption for his son who was en- gaged in the business, which, lie said, could not be carried on without him. Two other workmen were employed, but were ineligible for army service. Appellant had defective vision and could not do much work. Appeal refused. c A St. Clears widow asked that her son oil the farm of 180 acres should be exempted. There was another .-on on the farm who had been exempted, and a serniant man. Two of her sons had joined the army.—Absolute exemption granted. TOO MUCH FOR HIS NERVES. To break my family connection would be too great for my nervous system," was the plea put in by as(," at Llanboidy. His farm comprised 160 to 150 acres and lie also managed another. He said he had been granted a certificate stating- that, he was medically unfit for active service. If I Was drafted into the army," lie added," it would be more loss than gain." Capt. Margrave—Seeing that tho man at- tested and had a certificate of rejection, I think it would be a pity to break his family connection. Absolute exemption was granted. MASON AND THE CONTRACTS. A Llanwinio mason in appealing said that he worked in conjunction with his brother. They had several unfinished contracts 011 hand. They had to support an aged mother and an invalid sister. s A letter was read from Mr. Morgan, sur- veyor to the Carmarthen Rural District Council, stating that the brother^ were the contractors for Cwmfcliii Bridge now in course of construction. Cap. Marg-niye-l don't see mllch hardship if this man1 went to the army. It would be much more hardship if the Germans came over here and slaughtered the people the same as they do in London. Exemption till May 1st was granted. WENT THROUGH A MORAL CRISIS. A ministerial student of Cross Hands who appealed staled that eight, years ago he went isi through a great moral crisis, and a necessity was laid upon his soul to preach the Gospel. Had it not, been for the war lie would have been an ordained minister. The vision that was granted to my soul eight years ago leads my hfp not towards the Army and the battle- field, but,-towards the ptiipii-aiid the minis- try," he added H i Exemption from obmbatant servico only was granted. Appdlant-I shall not accept that. I shall appeaL
CARMARTHENSHIRE WAR AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE THE SLAUGHTER OF C A LYES.— ORDER ABUSED. REPRESENTATIVES OF AGRICULTURE AT THE TRIBUNALS. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire War Agricultural Committee wa-j held at the r Guildhall on Saturday, Mr. Ben. Evans, Gwastod Abbot, presiding, here were also present: Lieut.-General Sir James Hills- Johnes. B.C.. G.C.B., Lord Dynevor, Messrs F. Dudley Williams-Drummond. Barrett Evan6, Llanstephan; W. Harries, Llanarth- nev; H. Jones-Thomas. Penrhos; J. Gri- iths, Ardwyn, and T. Davies, Newcastle- Emlyn: together with the secretaries (Messrs. H. Joi-.es-Davie- nad Daniel Johns). WANTED SON FROM THE ARMY. A letter was read from a Llannon farmer asking for the support of the Committee to his appeal for the release of his son from the Army so that he might assist on the farm at home Tho letter stated that the boy had enlisted without the consent of his parents. His father was 65 years old. and there was 110 other male labour on the farm, which comprised 100 acres. The Board of Agriculture wrote stating that if the Committee would support the application, Lord Selborne would he ready to approach the War Office on behalf of the appellant. The Chairman said the point was whether the boy was willing to be released from the Army in order to go and work on the farm. Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C.. G.C.B., said there was a similar ca-e at Llansawel. He wrote to the officer com- manding at Cardiff on behalf of the father, and the reply was that he (the officer com- manding) had seen the boy who told him that if lie were sent back to the farm, he would go and join another, regiment. Re- ferring to the present case. Sir James pointed out that the boy had enlisted willing- ly. It was a case where a woman could help on the farm. I don't t-tipport the application," he added. Let the boy go where he wants to," Mr. Barrett Evans—I quite agree with Sir James. Sir James—It is very hard lines to take him away from the Army. Mr. T. Davies proposed that the Com- mittee support the application, and that Mr. Jones-Duvies should write to ask the boy if he was prepared to go back to the farm. Mr. H. Jones-Thomas—So long as the boj enlisted voluntarily, I don't think we should do anything. There was no seconder to the motion, and the matter dropped. WOMEN AND THE INSURANCE ACT. The Somerset War Agricultural Com- mittee wrote for support to a resolution they had passed to the effect that women temporary employed in agriculture during the war should be exempted from the pro- visions of the National Insurance Act. The Chairman said it was a very difficult question. It would be a very good thing ir it could be dooe. Seeing that the In suruiice Act was so general, he was afraid this resolution would involve a great deal of trouble, nad he did not see the least chance of it being accepted. Nothing was done in tho matter. SWINE FEVER RESTRICTIONS. A resolution was submitted maintaining that the only possible way of increasing the quantity of pigs in the county would be to abolish the restrictions relating to the county boundaries, etc., in the Swine Fever Order. —No action was taken in the matter. LABOUR ON FARMS, A letter from the President of the Board of Agriculture stated that. it had been re- ported to him that ill certain instructions farmers were carrying 011 the farms with practically the same staffs as before the war, whereas in other districts it was almost im- possible to carryon the farm? owiiiig to depletion of staffs. Wherever there was reason to suppose that such conditions pre- vailed, the committee should consider a scheme for the redistribution of the agricul- tural labour available in such districts. As any such scheme must be voluntary, the matter was one of considerable difficulty. The Chairman—We better leave this ques- tion alone. The tribunals will see that there is 110 superfluity of labour. is no superfluity of labour. Mr. H. Jones-Thomas—I don't know about that, because they don't deal with all the ca-es the same,—certain tribunals are more strict than others. The Chairman—It to be voluntary, and if you approach a farmer who his got two or three sons, he will not allow them to go. and as there is 110 compulsion, what is the good of wasting tiiVie about it. The cases are only few and far between. No action was taken in the matter. DANISH LABOUR. A communication was read stating that the Central Labour Exchange Department of the Board of Trade were prepared to try and get Danish labour for farm in England and Wales, provided the department were assured that engagements for not less than twelve months could be airreed, and that 'lie third-class fare from Denmark be ad- vanced by farmers on the understanding that such fares be repaid by the wages of the Danish workers. The letter was laid cn the table. TO BE REPRESENTED AT TRIBUNALS The Chairman stated that new regulations would come into force on May 1st according to which there would be a revision of exemp- tions. and it was thought it would be well to have a representative from among agri- eulturistii to represent the Board of Agricul- ture at each local tribunal. Mr. H. Jones-Davies—After the 1st May, the only certified occupation ill agriculture will be that of farmer. The following were appointed representa- tives of agriculture at the different tribunals: Neweastle-Emlyn Tribunal.—Mr. Davies, Frondcg. Capel Ivan. Newcastle-Emlyn. Llanybyther.—Mr. M. L. Price. Bryncothi. I.laiidilo.— Mr. H. Jones-Thomas, Pcnrhos. Llandovery.—Mr. Evans, Abernant, Crug- ybar. Carmarthen (Rural).—Mr. J. J. Bowen, Brynglas, Llangunnook. Carmarthen (Borough).—Mr. J. Williams,, Pen la 11. Whithmd.—Mr. Williams, Regog, Whit- land.
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JOINT COUNTIES' MENTAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF ADVISED NOT TO ENROL. The annual meeting of the Committee of Visitors to the Joint Counties Mental Hospi- tal. Carmarthen, was held at the institution 011 Thursday. Wt)]- mst.. when there were present, Messrs. W. N. Jones. Ammanford; John Lion], Penybank: John Lewis. Meiros Hall; Ben Evans, Gwaited Abbot: I). J. Jones. Llanuennech George Thomas. Mil- ford; Herbert Oriftith*. St. David's; and the Revs. John Williams. Cardigan: T. Arthur Thomas, Llandyssul, and Henry Eam, Llangwni. together with the Clerk (Mr. W. J. Wallis Jones) and the Medical Superintendent (Dr. J. Richards). NEW CHAIRMAN. Rey. T. Arthur Thomas said it was the turn of Cardiganshire to be represented in the chair, and he proposed the Rev. John Will ains, Cardigan, as chairman of the committee for tht QIIZUIIlg year iu sut- Cepio'L u Mr- X » ,eV- -tlx-iir^' /vans peeotidccl the motion, wllch tnianimouslv agreed to. Returning than «. Rev. John Williams I said it was not the first time for him to be cijfiirmau of That committee. He moved a. voio of thanks io Mr. W. N. Jones, and aid they would have been very fortunate if they could have kept Mr. Toiies in t'he chair for another year. He did splemiid work as chairman last year. (Hear. hear' Mr. Herbert Griffiths seconded, and Mr. John Lewis and others supported, and the vote was carried. DOCTORS ADYISED XOT TO ESROL. With regard to a request by the Central Medical War Committee that medical officers at public institutions should enrol under their scheme which would involve liability to accept commissions in the R.A.M.C.. a letter was read from the Board of Control, stating that they had received a written assurance that such medical men would not be called upon without the com- mittee of visitors or the board being con- sulted. The Medical Superintendent- (Dr. J. Richards) explained that the Central Medical War Committee had sent a post- card to every medical man up to the age oF 45 calling upon them to enrol on their list. which was equivalent to attesting. The age. instead of being 41, is 45, and Dr. Doig and himself would come under that, Dr. Doig being under 41 and himself under 45. The obligation was that men who enrolled should serve in the army as a medicafe officer if and when required." Once they enrolled they were liable to be called upon. and. in his ca-e. he would be obliged to leave the asylum to lock after itself. If Dr. Doig and himself did not enrol, they were in the position of a man who refused to attest. Dr. Doig and himself would like to know if they would be in the same position as the teachers under the Carmarthenshire County Council, who^vcre deprived of their privileges if they did not attest. Rev. Henry Evaiis-It, seems to me art absurdity of the deepest to think that we cau spare out, medical officers under any circum- stances. and I propose that a full represen- tation should be made To the effect that we cannot spare them, end that they therefore cannot enrol. It is utterly out of the ques- tion for this institution to spare the services of either gentlemen. Mr. John Lewis—We are one short now. Mr. George Thomn* seconded. Rev. T. Arthur Thomas—No one outside a. lunatic asylum would expect our medical" officers to go. Mr. John Lewis—But we are inside a lunatic asylum now (laughter). The Chairman—We are understaffed al- ready and we cannot carry on without our two officers. Rev. T. Arthur Thomas a,ed what would be the position if they did not enrol. The Medical Superintendent—We don't mind enrolling so long as you guarantee that we don't lose anything by if. For in- stance. the teachers under the Carmarthen- shire Education Committee were advised to attest, and those who did not do so were deprived of the allowance which the Com- mittee gave to the attested men. We don't want to be placed in that position. The Committee advised the medical offi- cers not to enrol, nad also decided to write to the Central Medical War Committee to say that it was impossible to spare them. It was stated that Dr. Doig had attested in the ordinary wav. and had been exempted for twelve month-. The Clerk reported that he had received a claim for income tax in respect of the institution, and he intended to appeal against it. The Inland Revenue Authori- ties wanted to charge income tax on the land and aico oil the new basis of the pro- fits of the land, not to the extent of one- third as before, but the full amount. He had seen the Surveyor of Taxes who was rather inclined to agree that they could not charge.
A French c1a"s has been opened at the Great Western Railway terminus. Paddiny- ton. for members of the staff who in the ordinary course of their duties come info touch with the travelling public. Thin useful innovation is the natural result of the great influx of French and Belgian people to our midst, on account, of the war. Siemens tin-plate bar? "pre £13 to £135" 1 per ton at Swansea on Tu(""d¡¡y. and t-irr- platcs from 32s. These were record prices- t
Llanelly 'Rural).—Mr. T. Thomas, Ltait- gennech. Kidwelly—Mr. S. H. Anthony, Penlan. REDUCED TO A FARCE. It was stated that the order of the. Board of Agriculture restricting the slaughtering of calves under six months old was behig abused and reduced to a farce. The Chairman explained that under the order a farmer or butcher could take a calf under six months old to a public mart and it could be offered for le provided the price paid was not over 30 per cent. In the butchers' hol's in Carmarthen that day one could buy veal eight or ten weeks old. It was as nice veal as one could ever wish. The order really clefeated itself. Lord Dynevor said the best thing fo do was to draw the attention of the Board of Agriculture to the way tho order was being defeated. ¡-r The Chairman said that, recently he met an inspector of the Board of Agriculture who. told him that lie had attended an auction mart at Newport on the previous day. and he said it was ludicrous to sell the calves brought to that mart, and all butchers shouted Thirty shillings." and no more. Mr. Jones-Thomas explained that in that way a butcher bought back his own calves, and he could slaughter them, because ti-ie price paid was not over 30s. It was decided to call the attention of tlto Board of Agriculture to the abuse of the present order, and to ask that the ro-triction be reduced for six months to two months. STANDING HAY AND STRAW. Lord Dynevor drew attention to an order of the Army Council published that day. giving notice that all standing hay and straw would be commandeered by tho Government. and he asked what offect ir would have on farmers. Mr. H. Jones-Davies said the order had, been in force once before. He was secretary of the South Wales Hay Association which liki(i bought 11.000 tons of hay in South Wales alone. The order meant that farmers had no right to sell their hay to a hay merchant. but he could use the hay him sell. Under the order, slock came hrst and army horses afterwards. He could give iri-taitceg where the Government had bought hay. and had afterwards given it back to the farmer who found hirnseK short of it.