Llandovery. FRIDAY. Deo. 29th.—Before Alderman T. Wlptikins, Goten Houae, ;and Courtpillor T. Roberts, Chown Stores. The only business on the agenda was an application by Mr. Edwards Williams, re- lieving- officer, for an order for, ditetrejfe against Rees Williams, of Swansea, for non-payment of a maintenance order madb agartirst him. The application was acceded to.
Lampeter FRIDAY, Dec. 29th, before Me^rs. J. C. Harford and Roderick Evans.
NEW JUSTICE. Mr. J. S. Jones, man!- of Lampeter, took the reeessary oaths ani bis seat as a justice in virtue of hi" r-fK"
LltENSING. The only business %,Lis the ;ppo:ntment of the annual licensing tfled:II, which vas axed for E coruary 6th.
Ammanford MONDAY, Jan. ""sit.—Before Mr. A. E. EftiBuisson, Glynhir (in. tho chair); M~. Hy. Herbert, Brynmaxlais; Mr. J. Lewis, Br'n Ithug; and Mr. William Williams, Penygroes. COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON. It bointr New Year's Day, the Chairman at the outc-et, t.avt, to all officials of the court, the police, and general public, his fc^st wishes for a happier year in 1917 than the year that had pa. He was pleaded to observe that in the list before him there was not a single -afe ot drunkenness. He trusted that was a good aaigury for the new year. Drunkenness, of course, had decreased somewhat in the past year, o..ncl ho hoped it would go on de- n ore*asing. Monday, February 12th. was fixed for the at nual licensing Ecesion. ARREARS OF RENT. Mr. T. 4NI. Evans applied on behalf of John Evante. owner of 3. Wemddu-road, Ammanford, for an order under the Courts Emergency Powers A or,, against William Batton, a monthly tenant, in respect of ar- rears of rent. p Applicant said there was two months' rent owing. and when he asked defendant for- payment, defendant threatened to hit him, and camo round to his back-door. Defendant stated that when application was made io him, he could not pay, but ap- plicant would not wait, and he was given a mcfith'e notice. He was working at the Ammanford Colliery, which lately had not worked at <111 regularly. To Mr. ans, he 'said he had now removed hiis furniture. Mr. avns-I ask for an order, and will again proceed against the defendant for un- kwfuhy removing his goods. An ar-ier was made. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE For not sending their children regularly to school, Thomas Evans, Margaret-road, I landebie, was fined is David Mor- Penygroes, ÖB. David Davies, Llwyndu Villa, GLanamman, Is. fid. Mrs. Gariand, B is[, (-)p't- road, Gar- nant. -~s. 6d-; Mrs. Dav-6, Moelwyn Base- ment, Garnant, 5s. 6d.; Thomas Lewis, grocer, Oofnbrvnbrain, 7s. tJ. In the last e' case the exeuse for n-on-attendance was that the child had been puuisned by the teacher. The Chairman stated that the magistrates ♦'ad sympathy with parents who objected to their children being punished. D^fendarfit—Too badly punished. Chi Irman-Tf it had bœn very serious I have no doubt that a summons would have been issued. The Chairman added that absen;on from school of ohildren about to ?,fcfam the age -of 14 was becoming notice qbi3. In those eases in future much heavier finæ would be imposed. BOYS' SUNDAY AFTERNOON THEFT. Throe, juveniles of from 12 to 13 years of ago were charged with having broken into the G W.R. goods' shed dot Ammanford on Sunday, Nov. 11th and taking chocolate, of the valuo of 16s. 6d. P.S. Britten said the boys effected cp- trance through a top n'irdow in which a hole was made right opposite the fastener. and the fastener thon pressed sideways, al- lowing the power part of the window to be raised up. They /had to climb up 30 feet to. do it, and a piece of timber had been placed in a slanting position against the wail ro fac-I -Itate climbing. One of tho boys had been previously before the court, asd in hifc oa.&e a fine of 1; 1 10s. 5d. was in- flicted, and the two others' were fined ill 5s. each. The Chairman appealed to the parents to look after the boys closely, find oarticularly requested the father of the boy who appeared a secono time to exercise care over hris conduct, or else the conse- quenck,. would be prions.
Kidwelly MONDAY, Jan. I.t.Before Mr. W. J. Loosmore (mayor), Mr. Alfred Stephens, and Mr. Thomas Reynols (ex-maivor). George Bassett (35) was chargcd with Siting fire io a rick of barley, valued £ 80, tTie property of John Beynon, Penallt Farm. P.S. Hodge Lewis stated that at 12.45 a.m. on the 31st December, he saw defen- dant in Bridge-street. Kidwelly. Defen- dant stated he wished to give himself up "for that joh" (at the same time pointing ta the rick which was at that time, blazing), f asked him to accompany me to the police- station wbicti he did. I then cautioned him. Defendant Said, "I set fire to it and 'rsrossed the fields to the rail-road, and then came round to the police-station." Brinley Protherpe, farra servant, safd when he passed the rick at 8.30 p.m. every- thing was alt right. When retiring to bed at 10.20 p.m. he saw the rick on fire, and informed Wm. Beynon. William Beynon, Penallt Farm. estimated l'ive contents of the rick at 150 busheis, which he valued at FW. It was the pro- perty of himself and his brother; John, as trustees of his late father's estate. The Benoh committed defendant, who nothing to say, to the forthcoming- aæ1z.es.. William Graham, tramping labourer, wxs charged with attempting to steal three- we from Gardde 19-if Farm, on the 31st December, the property of Margretta Har- Margaretta Harries stated—About 12.15 t!ia 31st Dec., I had three pennies on the wmdow-sih of the dairy. I sow defendant pass the kitdben window of my house. He crossed the yard and cut a piece Pf stick from a bodge. He went to the win- tH>w and endc<avmired to draw the coppers towards him. He tried several times and •►•u went to the end of the house to see if there wae anyone coming I then went to frrmt of the house and seat a message 'Mo the police. Before I returned into the i«e I uv the man. leave, and he wished me "Good morning." The police soon arrived and I showed them the ejoppers, of which they took pos-«roii. .j P.S. Hodge Lewis said he arrested de- fendant in Aidstr ed atreet, Kidwelly, the Mae day. When chargiea defendant stated "I am quite Innocent of I knocked at the door of the farm and got no answer." Defendant was remanded Llaneliy on the. 2nd inait. when he was eent down for 14 da", hard labour.
GLYNARTHEN. At. Hie rocent R. A.M. and R.C.M. exa- miiiation, Mis? Hettie. Jones, youngest daughter of Mr. W. Lloyd Jones, ot Peny- Jraiir "-ainod a creditable position on the I^S'nUirv li-t.. Miss Jones hue T™ her second examination within 'tbè year. t
CARMARTHEN BOROUGH POLICE COURT BATCIi OF INTERESTING CASES. TUESDAY, January 2nd.—Before Mr. Walter Spurrell (in the chair)1, Messrs. J. B. Arthur, T. Bland Davies, Hy. Howell, E. Colby Evane, and H. Daniel Lewis. PROCURING BRANDY. Mary Lewis, 21, Tabernacle-row, Car- marthen, wa' charged for having procured brandy -on the 22nd December for a soldier undergoing hospital treatment at Carmar- then. P.S. Jones said that as a result of en- quiries made by the Head Constable, haying c regard to a complaint, not the "subject of tho oliarge, he caused defendant to attend the police offics on December 28th, where she was cautioned and charge that on Dec. 22n.d 191o, o;he did procure, gire or supply intoxicating liquor, namely, brandy, for a member of H.M. forces then undergoing hospital treatment. She replied, "Yes. r bought the bottle and the cup. I only had half a cupful of it. I bought it with my own money for him. I was thinking of my own brothers." The Head Constable said to her, "Woi/ld you like your brothers to be supplied with drinks?" She replied "No." The Head Constaible pointed out in fairnese to defend uit that this offence had been com- mitted prior to the warning .given by the BerKih on Thursday of last week. The Chairman said that in vievr of what the Head Constable had said defendant Tvould be dealt witfi leniently, and would be fined 5s. a* in a prev it,3 oaw. He said that the authorities would in future take a more serious view of sup] ying wounded soldiers with drink. If any similru- ohurgo would be brouaht up again the penalty would -be no nominal sum but a very heavy one. DRUNK. DaVid Edwards (mason), Glanyrynys I.odige, Porthvrhyd, wafl charged with being drunk and indecent. Defendant pleaded guilty. The Head Constable said that on the 24th of lntst month, atl.45 p.m. on Sunday he paw defendan.t in Cambrian-place. He was drunk and indecent. He was taken into custodr and looked up. Defendant said tha,t he was very sorry it had happened. The Chairman—You will be fined lCs. f,e STEALING A FERRET. Edwin Jones, 2. Rose Cottages, Tane?- dy, Carmarthen, and Hubert Jenkine, 30, Green w a y street, Llaneily, were charged jointly with stealing one ferret, the pro- perty of William Barker. White Horse Inn, Priory-street. Carmarthen, and Edwin Jones was also charged with receiving the ferret, William Barker, White Horse, Pnory- fftreet said that the ferret whioh was pro- duced was his. He had two, which he kept in a box in th stable 'n the rear of the pre- mises They were there about 5 o'clock on Saturday, 23rd. He missed one on Sundlay -nomine when he went to feed them. He saw the missing ferret, last Saturday, when the police brought it to him and asked him if it was his. Edward Edwards, license of the New King George Inn, Priory-street, said that on Saturday, 23rd Dec.. both defendants came to his house about 7 o'tcloek. They Hint a little while. an3 after a time the ferret came out from the pocket of Edwin Jones who ieft about 9 o'clock, while his partner left by the 10 train to Llaneliy. Witness added that it was possible to go from his premises to Mr. Barker's through the back, Thomas iohn Richards, a discharged sol- dier, 62, Priory-street, Carmarthen, said that he met Edwin Jones in Priory-street a 9.10 p.m. on Saturday, the 23rd. Ho noticed that he had a feret in his left hand. He had it when he left him. P.S. Jones said that about 3 p.m. last Saturday Edwin Jones ,tme to the police ,s#,it "ort with P.C. Llewelyn, \\Stnes«3( said to him. "We are making enquiries re- specting a ferret which ha& been stolen from the W}llt Horse Inn, Prioiy-street. "Can yo-i hccount for the ferret you had in your possession on Satur- day evening. 23rd Defendant replied, ferret I was carrying heme was my own ferret. I lost it at Tanyrallt last. Satur- day week when ferreting there, and I found it last Saturday." Later in the evening defendant said, "Well, I'll tell you the (truth I met Hubert in Priory-street. He is lodging at the White Horse and working at a munition woiks. We went for .1. walk together towards the Market. I told him that I wanted to buy a ferret. He (Jenkins) said. "'There are two ferrets at the White Horse." Jones then said that ah-liit 6 p.m. they went to the New King Georere, Priory-street. They had a few drinks. Hu- bert said. "Wait here a bit, I'll get you a ferret; I'll get you one of thcee at the White Horse if you'll give me something" Jenkins went out and returned shortly with the ferret and handed it to Jones at the back of the New King Georie. and Jones gave him two shillings.. On Friday last, ut a munition works, Herbert saad to Jones, "Minru to keep quiet about that ferret. Mr. Barker has missed it." P.S. Llewellyn said that about 3 p.m. on December 3Gh he interviewed defendant Ed- win Jones. Witness corroborated the state- ment made by the sergeant in his evidence, donee. On Sunday niht, 31st last month, at 7 p.m., he visited a munition works sind th >re he interviewed defendant, Hubert Jenkins. Witness said to him, "I am making en- quiries respecting a ferret stolen from the White Horse in Priory-street, Carmarthen, on Saturday, the 23rd. Defendant said, "I know nothing about the ferret." Witness then asked him, "Were you at Carmarthen la.st Saturday night week?" He said "Yes. He then asked Jenkins to accom- pany him to Carmarthen. On the way 'to the Station defendant made a voluntary statement. He said, "Have you been ask- ing anvone elee about the fetrrt 7" The constable replied, "Yes, Edwin Jones." Defendant then said, "Its no use telling lies. I took the ferret for Edwin Jones for a day's sport. I did not mean for Edwin to keep it." At the police station, in the pre- sence of Edwin Jones, the Constable cau- tioned and charged them jointly with steal- ing and receiving a ferret, value 10s., from t stable at the back of the White Horse Inn, Priok-v-street, on December 23rd, the property of William Barker. In answer to 'the charge Fubert- said, "I took the ferret for Edwin. Edwin Jones aid, "I did not take the ferret; I took it from him." Jenkins pleaded guilty, and Jones pleaded not guilty. Edwin Jones said he was so drunk that he know nothing at ah about the offence. Both defendants were fined 30s. and or- dered to return the ferret to the owner. THEFT OF APPLES AND GRAPES. Thomas Joseph Low (29). Brigstocke Gardens, Danybank; Samuel Kelman (14), 26. Orchard street, and Wm. Hv. Stephens (12), Brigstocka Gardens, Danybank, were charged with stealing a quantity of apples and grapes, the property of the L.N.W. Raalway Company. Mr. Hurley, solicitor, Llandilo, who ap- peared for the railway company, said that 12 lbs. of grapes and 14 lbs. of apples, value 12s. 10d., had been eitolen Alfred Griffiths, foreman in the employ of the British Petroleum Companj, said that on Sunday, Nov. 26th, he eaw the three defendants push a truck, alter the points, and push it out of sight towards the cattle pens. Afterwards Stephens came to wifness with grapes in his hand?, which he offered witness, who did not accept them. By Low—I did not see anything in your hands. George Tansill, who is in the employ of I the Petroleunj Company, corroborated the ^viden»?e given bv the previous .witness. Kelman offered witness some grapes which he refused to accept. David John goods foreman of the L. & N.W.R., said that on Monday, 27th Nc*v., ho was going to work about 7.40 a.m., N.W.R., said that on Monday, 27th N., ho was going to work about 7.40 a.m., when he noticed a sheeted waggon. near the oattle pens, which should not have been there. Witness inspected it and noticed the sheet had been thrown back and a box of grapes had been tampered with. He found a bar of iran about a yard long, which could have been used to force the box of grapes. Witness and Mr. Oliver Jones later on inspected the truck and found that a box of appws, a barrel of apples, and a box of grapes, had been opened. Mr. Oliver Jones, L. & N.W.R. station- Master, deposed to examining a sheeted waggon on Monday, November 27th, with ';he last witness. He found that one barrel ol grapes had been broken open aa also had a box iii(I a barrel of apples. He aiso round a bar of iron about a yard in length IJ1 the waggon. The articles were part oi a consignment from Greig i Bros., L-dver- polj. to Mr. Winter, CarmiTthoii. vVitness weighed one of the boxes and discovered1 that 14 lbs of apples were missing. There was a shortage of 10 lbs. in a barrel of grapes The Company had to allow 12-s, lOd. to Mr. Winter for febe stolen goods and 2e. damage to other goodis. Dec E 0. Edmonds, G.W.R., said in oonseqeunce of n com- plaint, he saw defendant Keiman in the Goods Yard of the G.W.R. on Nov. 29th, and when asked if he had helped to steal .lpples and grapes, defendant said, "1\'0, 1 was in Sunday School." Later defendant admitted having <jommit,ted the offence with Low Stephens. The same day witness also saw Low and Stephens at their Lome. and in answer to witness's queries, Low said, "Jt is a lie; T can prove I was IJ1 Crown Stores' kitchen ail Sunday after- noon." Stephens said, "I was in bed all Sunday afternoon. Low later on said. "I would rather pay Mr. Jones 10s. to settle the matter. T don't want to go to the Town Hal! Witness took Low anft Stephens to his office and read out- the statement made by Kelman. Low said the '-statement was quite right, whilst Stephens .said he also was at the spot when the offence was committed, but that he had never had anything. Three defendants pleaded guilty. Low stating that the i-uck wis open when he went to the Goods Yard. Head Constable Mayali said Kelman had been before the Bench one previous occa- sion. Low had been before the Carmar- then County Bench and had been sentenced to prison on two occasions. "I have nothing good to say .about Low," added Mr. Mayall. "He givu-v us a lot of trouble." Low said he had been discharged from the army. The Bench dismisfsed the case against Stephens Tn the case against Kelman, the lad's father would be fined 20s. The lad's record was not- a very clean one and he vould be bound over in the sum of JB5 to be of be d good behaviour for twelve months, whilst he would be placed for a similar period under the supervision of the probationary officer. Addressing Low, the Chairman said his offence had been aggra- vated very much by the fact that he had associated h'rnself with two young boys in committing the offence. By allowing the lads to take these things, he perhaps1 had started them on a life career of crime. He would be e;lt to orison for two months .vith hard labour.
JUVENILE" COURT. BOYS BIRCHED. A children's court was afterwards held, when W. H. Stephens. Brigstoeke Gar- dens, Danybank, and Alec Hughes, Island- row, were summoned for having been found on enclosed premises for an unlawful ,purpose.. William FvanA. assistant in the employ of Thomas & Son. ironmongers, Hall-st., Carmarthen, riaid he went down to tihe Pothouse Stores, about 1 o'clock on Jan. 1st. The property appeared to be in order, and he returned at 3 o'clock, when he heard footsteps on tho sMOnd floor. On opening the door he saw that a ato had been re- moved from its place to another, and some of the partition between their Stores and another yard had been removed. lie called out and received no reply. P.C. Rees said that as a result of in- formation he went down the stores together vith P.C. Morgan. On the sec-o.id floor ha found the two prisoners;, Wm. Henry Stevens had concealed himself in a box, and Alec Hughes between a box-and the wail. He asked both how they had entered the premises, and Stephens said, "We got in throug-h" window from the adjoining yard." He asked them what they were doing there, and Hughes said, "I had to run in here because the boys wcfre beating :ne. Witness" examined the premises and found that pome boards had been removed from the partition between the builder's yard and this stores. The prisoners were then taken to the police station, where t'ney were charged with being found in en- closed premises for an unlawful purpose- Stephens said, "I did not steal anything." Hughes eaid. "I took nothing." Both were searched at the police station, and on Alec Hughes he found a bunch 'of kcye. Both boys were bailed away later .v,ere The Head Constable said there had been t- great increase in juvenile crime since the war eommetved. and the Home Secretary had addressed a circular on the subject to chief constables and magistrates, in which there waa a section that corporal punish- rrtent should be. iinflicted. Mr. Mayftll added that when boys who committed offence* came before the Bench and were only bound river, they did not suffer any penalty. The Chairman told the lads they should learn that tfiev had no business to be on ether people's premises.. The Bencli were now going to try another way of dealing with bovs who did not behave themselves. Both lads should receive three strokes of the birch at the hands of P.S. Jones, and the parents could be present if thy so de- sired. WEPSF^DAV, Jan. 3rd.— Before Mr. Waste* Spurrell in the chair), and Messrs. T, Biand Davics and E. Colby Bvans. SECOND CHARGE. David Edwards (m.ts' r), Glanyryny! Loage, Portliyrhyd, who was fined 10s. or Tuesday for drunkenness, was brought up c I, Wednesday on a fur'!ier charge ol drunkenness. P.C. Waiters said that at 1.30 p.m. -or Tuesday he saw defendant in King-street. He was very drunk and was knoc.King against people. Witness took him into custodv iind locked him up. Defendant stated lie was very sorry. The Chairman told defendant that he should go back to work instead of idling his time fway in these serious times. A fine of 2fte. was imposed.
LLANGYNLLO, It is ploasln-jr to learn that rifle Rev. D. Thomas, B.A.. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas, Cwmmins, has been offered an im- portant living near Denbigh. He is a most earnest and) conscientious worker, and it is felt sure that the appointment will be a very happy one. Congratulations. On Tuesday, at the Llangynllo Parish Church, the funeral took place of Mr. Wm. Evans, Ffynonwen Farm. Deceased, who was 55 years of age. leaves a widow and 'three grown-up cliiidi-en-two sons and a daughter. He was one of the kindest of neighbours and a true friend of the work- ing-man. Harvest time his place was full of people who came to repay him for his many acts .f kindness during the year. Little wonder that his funeral waa one of the largest neen in the district for a long time. The Rev. E. 0. Jones, M.A.. rfL,- tor. officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. J. EVans, B.A., rector of Ltanfair.
T-h-, death has occurred of Mr. John H. Jones, chief c,erlc at Pontwaiby Brick- works, Glyn-Neath. and chairman of the Briton Ferry Rugby Football Club Com- mittee.
-W CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS A meeting of the Carmarthen Board ot Guardians was held at the Guildhall on Saturday last, the Rev. ff. Herbert, Llan- llawddog, presiding, the other members pH sent being the Rev. A. Fuller Mills, Mpcyrg. J. J. Bowen, Llingunnock; D. Stephens. Llanarth.iey; M. J. Evans, Myd rim- W. Bowen, Llandefeilog; D. Thomas, Llar.gendeirne; J. Pafaugcnia Lewis, St. Peter's; J. W. Lewis, Llanddarog: Richard Jeremy, Nev,-I-ii-irch, and J. Evans, Conwil, together with the Clerk (Mr. J. Saerj and other officials. TH1 LATE CHAIRMAN. The Chairman said ;he Board had sus- tained another loss by the death of Mr. Llewellyn Morgan, chairman of the Board. Mr. Morgan was a, very faithful and efficient member of the Board, and occupied t,he chair until his illness prevented him from attending the meetings. He waa a very capable -.nd fair chairman at all times. He did not speak often, but when he tpoke, he genei ally had a point and had the knack of making his point clear in a few voids. Mr. Herbert moved that an expression of deep sympathy be extended to the family, in their trouble. The children had had a great deal cf trouble lately. A short time befoyj their father's death they letit a brother, and in a. few days after the father's death they lost their mother, and the remains of both hus- buiiii and wife werj laid to rest on the same day. Mr. J. W. Lewis, seconding, saij that Mr. Morgan filled the, chair excellently. Thty never hui a more impartial and stniii,htfor- ward chairman. \Vli-n lie did speak, he put what he wished to say in a very few words. It was one of the saddest funeials that he (tho speaker) and other members of the Beard attended. It was or.e of the maddest fcigbts he had seen for many years—to see two corpses carried o'.m of tho house. He heped the children would have strength to bear up in their affliction Any assistance which they as men.bers oould give would, he- knew, be readily given. Rey. A. F. Mills identified himself with the sentimentii expressed, and said he would like it to be understood that the reason rrany of them were not at the 'funeral was because of its postponement. They went down to St. Clears on the day appointed for the funeral of Mr. Morgan, but when they retched there they found to their grief that the funeral had to be adjourned till the fol- low in,g Thursday, Mrs. Morgan !having 1 assed away in the meantime. I', was diffi- cult for many of them to go down en the Thursday because of the very inclement weather. He knew Mr. Morgui intimately because he came front the same comity as himself. Mr. Mills aeldeel that he was going to mi:ke an attempt at the education committee for the daughter to get the posi- tion which Mr. Morgan held as school- n,, ter,-at least nil the end of the war. She had filled the post exceedingly well dur ing her father's illress. Mr. D. Stephens said Mr. Morgan was a gentleman m every respect. He was a ►trajghttorwurd man, a mpn who always stuck to his Mr. J. Patagonia Lewis said Mr. Morgan spent a life cf sacrifice, and lie was now reaping the reward of that sacrifice. Mr. J. J. Bowen said Mr. Morgan was a very sympathetic guardian who tried to do i I between the. .^ate^Fhye^ and ttie poor. The vote of condolence was eariied in silence. THREE VACANCIES. Rev. A. F. Milsi said there, were now three v;ica.noi<es on tlip board, and asked if it would not be well to fill them forth- with. The Clerk said the guardians' would only have to fill one of the vacancies, that caused by the death of Mr. Thomas Thomas for the parish of St. Peter. The other two would halve to be filled by the rural district council. It was decided to fill the vacancy for the parish of St. Peter at the next meeting. It was e'beided also to elect a chairman at the annual meeting on March. On t'he rr,(Ilon of Mr. J. S. Bowen, seconded by Mr. M. J. Evans, a vote of .(-ndol,nce was passed with Mr. Richard Jeremy in the death of his brother. -40.
ONE MASS OF POISONED SORES AVITHF.t- GRAND ZAM-BUK CURE. Another inst< r;ce. of the danger that can rise from a simple scratch was revealed in a, startling way to a "Belfast Witness" reporter, as he chatted with Mrs. Hofler, at 24. Alloa Street, Clifton Park Avenue, Belfast. r My boy, Herman, was playing in th-3 ..treet." said Mrs. Hofler. when he fell and Att his ril-iit lcnee on an old tin. I thought it was' ody a scratch,' so didn't bother much. But the place festered, and a little blister name. When this burst, an angry sore broke out and got bister and bigger. Some ointment I had in the house failed to check the outbreak. The sore spread so tha.t wo went with the little sufferer to the doctor, who said it \\as a case of blood poison. He -av(,. a lotion for it, but more sores broke out on the boy's body, head and face. I could hot tell you how much I spent on ointments and lotions, hut nothing had any good effect. ( In a newspaper I read about Zam-Buk, and sent to the chemist for a box, though I wtdl-nighi despaired of a cr.re. After batn- ing the places with warm v ater, I spread Zam-Bnk on lint, with which I covered every -ore. Herman was simply one mass of them, but from the first application -)f Zam-Buk he felt better. I could see that Zam-Buk was soothing and cleansing the sores. The poisonous dis- charge was drawn out, the irritation allayed, and the inflamma.ti(I. reduced]. Keeping up the Zam-B.Jc applications every day, I noticed steady improvement. The child v. as not so restless and fretful. He did not ) toss about or orv so much. His skin looked r healthier. The soiep died away an<j no more came. Surprising 17 1 it may seem, every bad place was quickly healed aiii Herman soon reti rued to school well and happy." Dressing cuts and bruises with Zam-Buk will save Mcther a lot of worry and trouble afterwards. because Zam-Buk is such a seething and quick healeo. It's jest as good, tco, for itchy spots, and soon gets rid of ringworm, eczema, and scalp sores. Zam- Buk is really the most wonderful skin remedy ever discovered.
LLANNON Many of our brave soldiers were homo for a short leave during the Christrnts holi- day, and welcome concerts were arranged in their honour. At Cross Hands five young men ttppeared on the platform ,-iz. W. J. Davies, Abel Tho nas, W. A. Lang, and J-L Walters. An interesting programme was gone through. Mr. John Davies, Green Park, presided. A perforinanco of Y Perl di-s.ddurn was given a.t the Cross Hands Public Hall on Saturday night by the Cefneithin Ama- teur Dramatic Society, conducted by Mr. Tom Thomis, Partllan. Mr. Lewis, Blaeti lirwaun Colliery, presided. On Christmas Day, services were held at all the churches and chapels of the district. At Bethesda, Tumble, the Rev. Dyfnallt OWIl, Carmarthen, preached. Mr. Grif- fitlis, the pastor, preached at Pentwyn on Chiistmas morning. Cymanfa Bwno" w.ia held at Taber- nacle, Cefneithin. The children sang and recited in the morning, and thet adults in the afternoon. In the evening a concert was held. when Mr. Asa Ni-illiamg Choir rendered a cantata, lio-canpa*r Plant."
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LLANDOVERY The members of the Salem Band of Hope were entertained to a capital tea on Boxing Day. There was a large gathering and full justice was done to the palatable spread. In the evening, la competitive meet rook place, \n wTridh the juveniles shown! splendid talent. Mrs. J. C. Jones, of Glusfryn, acted as secretary. The Sailors' Fla.g Day, organised by Mrs. Ahlridge, Mot-wenau, and Miss Muriel P. ThoTtias, of Belmont, resulted in a sum or <(ver £3 being netted. At Llainvfl^vtiier on B!o(xing ihjigBt, the Rev. J. Voiander Jones, of Llandovery, de- livered an interesting kyturo ipntitled. From Waled to California,' whioh waa highly appreciated by a, large audience. On Frielay last, Mr. C. V. Pryse-Rice, of lilwyn-yBrain( the Mayor of the boroug*h), distributed a sum of money amongst the deserving poor of the town. The distribu- tion was superintended by the Town Clerk, Mr. H. Alfred Thomas. At the Brilliant Arm-: on Thursday last, the Michaelmas half-yearlv rent audit of the Brnnant Estate was he-Jd; the rents being received by the agent of the estate, Mr .D. T. M. Jones, solicitor, Llandoveiy. TLo tenantry were entertained to a sumptuous repast. During Christmastide, the inmates at Tanybryn were not forgotten by many friends and had a most pleasant time dur- ing the festive season. On the 21st. Dea. Mr. C. R. Peitkins and Miss Perkins, ot Eaton Growe, Swansea (formerly of the Tonn) sent several packets of tea and to- bacco to the inmates. On the 24th of the 'same month, Mr. and Mi's. W. J. Wil liams, The Grange, sient packets of tea and sugar to the inmates', tobacco to the smokers, oranges and biscuits to the non- smokers and sweets to the children at the house. Mrs. McFie, of Midlothian, also sent her annual parcel of Christmas letters and cards. On Christmas Day, the in- mates wpre entertained by the Board of Guardians to a capital dinner, consisting of roast iceese and plum pudding. They were aho the recipient^ of tobacco and oranget*, while* mineral waters, rightly took the place of beer.. Amongst those, who super- vised the proceedings were Alderman T. Watkins, Gollen House (the oldest member on the Board); Councillor R. Thomas, Mafeking Villa, and Dr. T. Morgan, the medical officer to the institution. At the "dose of the repast the inmates passed a vote of graitituelb to the Board. On the, aame day he Rev. W. W. Poole-Hughes and Mrs. Poole-Hughes, The College, sent to- bacco and tea to the adult inmates and cake to the children.. At the Rhandirmwyn eisteddfod on Christmas night Master Elfed Lewis was awarded the first prize in the recitation contest under 14 years, out of four com- petitors. At the Llansadwrn eisteddfod, on the same, evening. Master Ivor Lewis se- cured premier honours in the recitation competition, under 16years, four competing. The latter has achieved twelve successes during the year, and has not suffered a de- feat. Both are eons of Mr. D. J. Lewis, of Glaneryehau, who is naturally proud of their elocutionary abilities. In connectiai) with the concert held on Phri"trnas nierbt, in aid of the Railwavmen'* Widows and Orphans Fund. The secre- toll rial I-jties 'were adbiirably discharged by "VTr. John James, of College View, whilst Miss Winnie Preeoe kindly acted aa ac- companist throughout the evening. In our report we inadvertently omitted referring 100 the valuable services rendered by the aforenamed. The parents of Private Peter Williams, of the Royal Wd..fu Fusiliers, have just re- ceived an intimation that he is a prisoner of wr in Germany. T'n<k- r the auspices ocr Ebenezer Baptist Chapel a. successful concert was given at the Assembly Rooms on New Year's even- ing. The hall was crowded. and Mr. C. V. Pryse-Rice, of Llwyn-y-brain, the popiuar mayor of ttit- borough, presided. A por- tion of the proceeds will be devoted to the Llandovery Red Cross Hospital. The artistes were Miss Vera Sneller, Burry Port (soprani; Mr. W. T. Rees, Pontar- ehilais (tenor); Mr. J. Burry Morse,, Pont- ardulais (bass?, and Mr Dan Matthews (Ap Dtilai-, Pontardulais (elocutionist). A most, evitertaining programme was arranged, whioh the .mistes well sustained. Miss Sneller opene-dl with the song, "The Piper of Pan," which was sunlf with sweetness and expression. Mr. Dan -Matt-hows scored a great success in his Welsh recitation, "The Landlord and his Tenant." In the song, "Y Marchog," Mr. J. Burry Morse was heard to great advantage, and was loudly encored. The song, "Sound an Alarm," was "brilliantly interpreted by Mr. W. T. Rees. Mr. Matthews, in his recita- tion. "The Miser," was exceptionally oiever and quite captivated the gathering. The duett, "Mae Cymru'n Barod," was bril- liantly sustained by Messrs. Rees and Morse. During the interval, Captain Ci'em- lyn addressed the gathering and reiceived a great reception. A report of his epeeck appears elsewhere. The second part of the programme was opened by Miss Sneller, whose selection was entitled, "The Valler ot Laughter." Mr W. T. Rees followed with the song, "Baner Ein Gwiad," which AA was rapturously applauded. Mr. Matthews was a.srain a grpat favourite in his recita- tion, "Bravo old Bill the Carter." Mr. W. T. Reee than contributed the aong, "Good Company" in nTW at Tho .1nC!in¡¡: item was the solo, "W'hen you come home," by Mise Snailer At the close, on the motion of the Rev. H. Ifor James (the pastor of Ebenezer Chapel), secondied by Councillor T. Roberts. The Mayor and Captain Cremlvn were accorded a rousing vote of thanks. On New Y ear's Eve, the death took place at Gwesein Cottage, New-road, of Mrs. M. A. Jones, widow of the Rev. John Jones, formerly vicar of Abexgwessin, and mother of the Rev. G. Ifor Jones, vicar of Llan- viho, Talgarth, Breconshire. The decease 1 lady, who had attained the age of 84 years, had resided in this borough for a gre" nnmber of yc-ars, and was highly esteemed. The funeral took place at Abergweasii ru Thursday, the 4th ill" the body being r- terre-d near her departed husband's gr:iro.
MANOftDILO The death took place of Miss Rogers. r lanon Villa, rather suddenly, on the 28th inst.. after a short but severe illness. The deceased, who camo to live with her brother-in-law, Mr. Prescott, on the death of his wife, was highly respected by all who knew her. and she was a member of the Capel Issa Hewing Class, which he at- tended until very lately. Wo extend our sympathy to Mr. Prescott, who is ill in bed, and also to all the relatives. A saiccessfu. eisteddfod was held at the "bliticil School on Christmas (^enrng, rlieri Mr. Griffiths, Glanbrydan Farm, oc- j oupieel the chair. This year the proceeds j were given to the local Red Cross Society, j Mrs. Guv de Warren being1 tho district re- presentative. The adjudicator was Mr. Deifynnog James, Treherbert., who carried cut his arduous task to the satisfaction of alL The secretary was Mr. Henry D. Thomas, whilst the treasurer was Mr. T. Jeinies, Manor Hillla. The accompfcftsts were Miss Evelyn Evans, The Post Office, and Mr. Beynon. Llandilo. Awsrdw:— Ira- promptu reading, under 15, Mary H. Jones; recitation, under 8, Nanei Ltowis; recitation, Fsalm 100. May lenvis-,recfta- tion, "The Village Blacksmith." Beattie Beyncn; recitation, "Dedwydd Dri," MSas Lizzie Davies; recita-tion, "Y Groes Ddu,' Miss Walters: solo. ver 40, Mr. T. Wil- Iiams: solo, under 10, May Lewis, Soar; solo, under 12. May Lewis; solo, under 15, May Lewis; duett, Mr H. Davies and Misa Brans; bass #>lo, Mr. T. Williams; baritone eolo, Mr. Williams, Ffairfaoh; f duett. J, Misses Da vies, Camifor Farm; duett. "Larboard Watch," Miss Jennie Richards and Mr. David Evans; champion olo, 1, Miss Jennie Richards* Maerdy.
LLANGENDEIRNE AND PONTYBEREM Mr. Onno Greville, of the 3rd Cadet Corps, Bristol, was home during the Christ- mas holidays. He expects to get his com- mission early in the new year. Or whin Sunday School had its annual cy< manfa and treat on Christmas Day. The adult uchool went through its work in the afternoon, and were catechised bv the Rev. T. W. Morgan. In the evening -the mena- bers of the Band of Hope gave a miscellan- eous concert. In the interval the scholars partook of tea. which was the gift of Mrs. King, Brynmelyn, who is well known Ion- her liberality towards all deserving causes. The Baptist Churches of Pontyberem and -i Banknosfelen held their annual cymanfa at Tabernacle, Pontyberem, when 'the two Schools went through their work veiy creditably. The singing throughout was of a, high order. The meetings were con- ducted by the Revs. R. H. Jones and Taliesyn Williams.
The upward tendency in the tin-plate mar. ket continues owing to the strong demand mt s'<>€ Pfates and the decreasing eupplv. The export business is practically at a ■standstill, however, and the restricted sup- plv of raw materials is the causc of much irregular working. It is stated that per- mita for oil plates are not obtainable. I ¡