BY THE WAY. We are not likely to hear any more about "indispensables" The new word is "irre- placeable." A flow of eloquence at a meeting this woktk was attriuted to oily tongues resulting from the increased aeon happily. There is some talk of "gas rationing" but so far no time-limit has been set to speeches at public bodies. «** Gardeners and allotment holders would do well vo be prepared for night frosts. There usually is one bad frost between the 1st and the 21st May. «** It is expected that potato spraying will be made compulsory this year. There will be no relief even for conscientious objectors as in the case of vaccination. • *# "My mother has been selling milk for 50 years" said a milkman at a recent meeting, "and I've been selling it for 20 years, and I can't retire to Penllwyn Park yet." The Llanginning Parish Council have ap- pointed a man over 80 years of age as over- seer. The War Office is not the only authority which puts up the age limit. «## It was agreed at the Carmarthen County Court on Tuesday that there is more pilfering on the railway now than there was a few years ago. The railways are now Government property! The more one hears about the new "calling up" notices, the more one becomes convinced that there were some people who thought that war meant "Other people go out to fight; I stay at home and make money." #*» The Carmarthen milkmen are sorely hurt over an allegation that one of their number was willing to sell during summer at 4d a quart. There are loud demands for the name of the traitor. One of the rural milkmen informed the Food Control Committee on Saturday that he had to pay more for hor-e-shoe'ng tiian formerly. He certainly has. But the cus- tomers have to pay more for shoeing their children too! # It was stated at the meeting of the Kuial Food Committee on Saturday that the colliers being unable to get meat ate a "slice of tur- nip" wiwth their bread. One fact which ought to be disclosed makes the matter even worse. The turnips in question are Swedes. A Carmarthen lady says that she has no sympathy with the Germans; but all the same she does not agree that the Allies ought to ill-treat the mole of Zeehrugge. She ought to communicate with the Walrus and the Carpenter, and perhaps they will see what can be done for the poor mole! It is not too late to plant potatoes yet. Potatoes may be planted any time during the j. month of May, and even during the first week in June—although in the latter case a heavy crop can hardly be 'expected. Those planted in the middle of May often turn out the most successful as they escape all frosts. It is not anticipated that there is any pro- bability of a milk strike in the neighbourhood of the Carmarthenshire oilliery area. The collier believes in striking for himself; but he has not much patience with others who strike, and it is pretty well recognised that the farmers could not send the milk out of the district. Heaixli of the Carmarthen Rural Food Com- mittee on Saturday "Mae'r holl gwartheg o Bontyberem wedi myn'd i Gaerdydd, a dim tipyn o frosted meat yn dod o Gaerdydd i Bontyberem." The term "frosted meat" was at once annexed and everybody for the rest of the afternoon accepted it as the pure Welsh equivalent of chilled carcases. If meat could be sold without coupons there would have been no need to return the additional supply which came to Carmarthen on Friday. But as it is a butcher can't supply more than the "ration. He is not even allowed, to give the customers credit for the rations which they ought to have had last week and which they never got. **• The men of 43 to 51 are looking forward with some zest to being called up. Three- fourths of tlwm are counting on being dis- charged with a pension as hopeless cripples after a couple of months in the Army. Instead of waiting until they are 70 years of age for 5s a week, they may now hope for 13s 9d or so at 46 or 47—which is a gpoct prospect. *#* The Cultivation Order is being responded to even by those who are not logally bound to plough. Lawns, bowling greens, and all sorts of odd pieces of turf in the neighbour- hood of Carmarthen are being ripped up to grow potatoes. It would break the Kaiser's heart if he could only see how determined most people ane in the matter of food pro- duction. There is a positive dearth of potatoes in Carmarthen andi neighourhood just now. Dealers in many cases fail to buy them. The transit of potatoes from England to South Wales by rail is prohibited. The Irish pota- toes' which land at Swansea and Cardiff never get as far as Carmarthen. As a result Car- marthen is dependent on local supplies— which this year are certainly deficient. The Borough Pensions Committee is busy eviery week considering the claims of men who were compelled to join up and shortly after- wards discharged from the Army as medically unfit. When the men are discharged, the Army authorities argue that their present disabilities were not caused by military ser- vice. If that is so, then they were "unfit for service" when pa&sed by the Medical Board! A Tenby man was brought before the magistrates on Monday for merely repeating a silly rumour. The Bench dismissed the case, but ordered him to pay the costs. If prosecutions were taken against all the people in Carmarthen who profess to be in receipt of exclusive information from the seat of war, the magistrates would have to work overtime. #*# Farmers in Carmarthen Borough are all determined to get individual assessments for income tax rather than pay on double their rent. One says "There is no sense in the present plan. A farmer in Llanpumpsaint or Trelccli is rented at £1 an acre. He may make £2 an acre profit. But do you think that a man close to Carmarthen who is rented at £6 or £ï an acre is making to £14 an acre profit." This is certainly a point worth considering. The new question at Tribunals in the future will be "Can't you find a man over 51 to do this work?" It is hardly realised that men over 51 represent little more than two per cent. of the total population of the country. The death rate is so steady and continuous that a remarkably small number of men sur- vive to their 51st year—and the number between 55 and 65 is hardly worth counting. it is no use talking as if there were an indefinite reserve of men over 51 to fill the vacancies.
Carmarthen Rural Tribunal. The Carmarthen R ;al Tribunal sat at the Guildhall on Wed sday. The members pre- sent were Mr J. J nes, Plas (chairman), Mr I). T. Gilbert, Riv J. Herbert, Mr James Evans. Mr James Lewis, Mr W. Williams, Mr Brazell. Licut. Yorwerth acted as National Service Representative. ALLOWED UNTIL 1ST JULY. William Jones, Langorse, Lllangunnock. This boy is Grade I and 18 in April. The appellant was the mother. Tne farm is 26 acnes, of which four are ploughed. Lieut. Yorwerth pointed out that as soon as the boy left school she spared him to another farm. Appellant said that she used to employ a man who worked there frequently but not constantly. Her son had come back two years ago. The Tribunal refused the application, but directed that the man be not called up until July 1st. UNTIL AUGUST 1ST. T. Bo wen, Clynmaenllwyd, Conwil, aged 18, Grade II. The employer said that the farm was 148 acres in extent and was upland and laborious. I Te had only himself, his wife, this boy, and three young children. The appellant himself was 38 years of age. This boy was his sister's son. Lieut. Yorwerth; You are a young man yourself, Mr Bowen, Appellant said that the boy had three bro- thers noe wore in the Army. He did, not know their ages. Lieut. Yorwerth: Are any of them o.er 50? Appellant: No. In answer to another question, appellant said that he did not know the age of the boy's father. Application refused, but not to be called up until August 1st. Daniel Bowen, Plasmarl. The farm was 60 acres of which nine acres were under the plough. Lieut. Yorwerth said that this was a Class A boy. The farm was a milk farm, and tile work could be done by women. Mr Evans, the employer, said that he him- self was 42. He had never been medically examined. Exemption until August 1st was allowed. J, T. Davies, Groesfford. age 18, Grade I. The farm was 69 acres, of which 17 were ploughed. The father was 58 years of age. The rent was £45. The father had three daughters in school,, the eldest being about 14 years of age. Lent. Yorwerth: What could be done if this boy were taken away? Appellant: The farm would have to be sold up. It would be very hard LiDos, to take this one. Lieut. Yorw erth It is very hard lines when I have to send married men with six children into the Army. Appellant, in answer to a question, said he did not devote the whole of his time to the farm; lu- acted as Supt. of a Live Stock Assurance Co. Lieut. Yorwerth pointed out that this statement was inconsistent with some of the statements made in the appeal form. The Tribunal refused the application, but decided that the man be not called up until August 1st. GERMANS MIGHT REAP. John Davies, Nantyreagle, St. Clears, a ploughman, aged 23, single, Grade I. He was born in March, 1894. A certificate was put in proving the age, and! the Clerk (Mr John Saer) said that the man just came outside the proclamation. Mr T. O. Thomas, the employer, said that he had 101 acres of land, and this man was indispensable to him, The rent of the farm was £ 158. The appellant himself was 42. In answer to questions, the appejant said that he had finished his ploughing, but not his sewing. Lieut. Yorwerth said that if they had not men for the Army, the Germans might do the reaping. The Triunal granted exemption until 1st August. FARMER OR HAULIER? .John Griffiths, Peentresaer, Pontyberem, underground haulier, Class A, 20, married. Ho was now employed at the New Dynant Colliery, Tumble. He said that hie had two brothers in the Army; one of them had been wounded. He said that he was a skilled ploughman, and could do work of national importance. It had been a hard struggle to live for some time, andi now he would have to break up the home if called up. He had three children, and learned 10s fJ. day. He had buried two children three years ago. Lieut. Yorwerth said that conditional ex- emption had been granted. He had been asikedi to review the case. The man had pre- viously been a farmer and gave as an excuse that he had to leave his farm. Appellant said that in 1915 he was tenant of Cwmcotty, a holding of nine acres. He had to leave as he had notioe to quit conse- quent on a change of ownership. Rev J, Herbert: Your work is really farm work ? Respondent: Yes. Lieut. Yorwerth: You cannot be a farmer on nine acres. Respondent said that he worked on other farms. He usted to earn Is 6d a day then. He used to earn 6d an hour in the summer. The Tribunal allowed exemption until 1st August. COLLIER AND MINERAL WATER MANUFACTURER, T. A. James, Cefneithin, collier, 33, mar- ried, Grade I. He said that he had been a collier since a boy, and had left the colliery and started a mineral water business. He had bee etexmpted on condition that he re- turned to the colliery. He had a wife and four children. He carried on a mineral water manufactory at Ciefneithin. The out- put m-ais 150 dozen a week. The Cllerk: Do you get sugar for it ? Applicant: No a substitute. In answer to Lieut. Yorwerth, applicant said that he had not worked last week. The colliery had worked two turns that week. He wanted to give others a chancte. He was attending to the mineral water business. -i Lieut. Yorwerth said that the applicant had not kept to the? terms of his exemption. The Clerk said that the applicant was sup- posed to undertake colliery work and to re- weeks. Lieut. Yorwerth You are given exemption to release a single man. Lieut. Yorwerth said that if they were to have bona fide colliers up to 32, they ought not to exempt men like this. How many days had he worked in April and at what colliery. Applicant said that lie had worked 20 days in April. They had gone slow this last few you know what you are saying. Applicant repeated his statement and said that the colliery was the Blaennant colliery. He had not been particular in March as he had the business. The Clerk: You had exemption on condi- tion that you worked there. Applicant: There is no need there was not much work to do. The Clerk: That is for the Tribunal. Mr D. T. Gilbert said that the collieries as far as he knew all wanted men. Mr Brazell said! that many were only work- ing half-tmifc. The Tribunal allowed exemption until -st August and suggested that the appellant work more regularly at the colliery in the mean- time. TIMBER FELLING AT BRECHFA. Evan Davies, Plasybig, stone mason, Class Bl, aged 37. He said that he was now work- ing as a timber feller. He said that the wood was so isolated that only local men would work there. The applicant had in June, 1917. bpen granted exemption on the ground of hardship on condition that he undertook agricultural work. He was a mason by trade. He had been engaged in cutting wood near Brechfa. Thin, wood was for pits. The Clerk said that the applicant ought to have givien notice under the National Regis- tration Act that he had changed his occupa- tion. In answer to Llieut. Yorw/erth, he said he did! not go to work on a farm because no one asked him. Lieut. Yorwerth said that the appellant had been exempted first on condition that he worked on munitions. He then stated that I he could not find work at a. munition factory as he was told he was too old. He then ap- peate(I for a fresh exemption to do agricul- tural work. and said that the farmers would of glad of his services. Applicant said now that nobody had offered him agricultural work. Lieut. Yorwerth said that the applicant did nothing until the net got tighter. Then he took- to tiniiber-felling which is another haven of refuge. Mr T. C. Young, tne employer, said that L 11 if thie man were taken away between 600 and 70u tons would have to be left standing. It would take six months to An,isli t-h work. The roads were so bad that it took three horses to shift 15cwt. Exemption granted until August 1st. OO-OP. EMPLOYEE EXEMPTED. John Thomas, Bwlchnewydd, Peniel road, Carmarthen, Grade 11., aged 33, and mar- ried. Applicant was employed as a stoivman at the Carmarthen Co-op. Stores. He ap- pealed on the ground of serious hardship. The Clerk (Mr John Saer) said that the I employer hudlohtainød exemption until 5th' April from the Borough Tribunal. Applicant said that he now applied on the, ground of hardship, and came to the Rural Tribunal as he lived in the Rural District. He said that he did not care what job lie had so long as he was able to come home at night to do the household duties and work in the garden. His wife was an invalid, and the three children were aged 6, 5 and 3. Exemption until October Ist. MAN ONLY 88LB8. Mr J. F. Morris referred to the case of B. D. Seoui-field which had been deferred from the last sitting f r medical examination. lie said that the man had been before the Medi- cal Board and had been referred to a tuber- culous specialist. The report of the special- ist had not yet been received. The man was consumptive and only 88tlbs in weight. The case was further adjourned. MOTHER'S SUPPORT. William Jones, Gate House, Cwmduad, a colliery haulier, married, aged 21, Grade 1. He sa/id that he was the sole support of his mother, and for this andi domestic reasons lie asked for temporary exemption if no more. He had previously been exempted by the colliery tribunal. In answer to the Clerk, the appellant said that he had three brothers. They were all married. Two lived at Conwil, and one at Pontyberem. The Clerk: The two at Conwil live quite close to your mother. Applicant: They have large families. One has sevien children and the other six. 1 have been the support of my mother since I left school. The Tribunal allowed the man until the 1st of June. ST. CLEARS FARMER. A. D. Williams, Glasfryn, St. Clears, far- mer, aged 37, Grade II., married, with two children. He farmed 53 acres, of which he ploughed 8 acres. He had an acre still t-o do. He had 19 head of cattle. fiVie' milkers and 14 others. He did all his own ploughing. He would hold his own at ploughing with any- body. He paid £130 rent. The Tribunal allowed the applicant until October 1st. FIVE MONTHS FOR SHOT F1RER. William Smith, Tire fail, colliery shot-firer, 21, single, Grade 1. The appeal was made by the mother, who said that the young man was the chief support of herself and the two younger children. She had another son in the Army serving on the East Coast. She got 6s a week separation allowance from the other son. This man earned £ 3 10s a week. She had another son aged 15 working in the colliery and earning £1 a week. Exemption until October 1st was allowed. SLAUGHTERING TREES. Albert Jones, Green Cottages, a colliery I banksman and weigher, aged 31, married with I one child. He was employed at the Carwavi Collieries. The appeal was made by the Car- way Colliery Co., who said that it was an im- possibility to replace this man. If this man were exempted they would not appeal for any other employee. The applicant said that he also worked at timber felling. Rev J. Herbert: You used to be u slaugh- ter man. Applicant: I am slaughtering trees now. Mr D. T. Gilbert j There is not so much to slaughter now. It's all frozen meat now. Evidence was given by the colliery manager in support of the application. He said that he would not appeal for this man were it not that his services wene so i-niportint to the Company. They had enough single men to fill up the next quota. « Exemption until October 1st allowed. I COAL HEWER. John Griffiths, Brynhawddgar, a coal hewrr, aged 22, Grade I. In this case the appeal was made by the father, who said that the son was the chief I support of the family. The appellant himself was not able to work much. He was 57 years of age and had worked 44 -years in collieries, The Tribubnal -allowed until Juno 1st.
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Liandilo Urban District Council. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening, when there were present: Mr A. E. ixarris (chairman), Rev E. L. Jones, Messrs W. HopLin, J. H. Rees. E. W. Evans, D. Morgan, J. Stephens, J. R. Evans. ( PROPOSED UNIVERSITY COLtLEGE AT SWANSEA. Archdeacon Williams attended and gave a report of his visit to a conference at Swansea in connection with the proposed Technical University College there. He said he had ex- pectedl a meeting of Swansea men, but he found it was a representative meeting of 30 or 40 persons. The Chairman of the Swansea Education Committee was in the chair, the Mayors of Llanelly and Kidwelly were there, Chairman of Ammanford U.D.C., and several Headmasters of County Schools, all of whom spoke. Thirty-five years ago when the Uni- versity College was started at Cardiff, Swan- sea made an unsuccessful bid, for it. In 1910 howiever Swansea instituted its Technical College as a great metallurgical centre. A Commission had been appointed to enquire into University Education they recommended establishing a University College in Swansea. There were six conditions before a Charter of Incorporation could be hoped for. These con- ditions he referred to. Public bodies would be represented on the Court of Governors. The teaching staff was to be adequate and efficient and adequately paid. Some of the conditions the College now fulfilled. There was to be provision for Art subjects, which meant the languages, apart from taking up technology in a special way. Industrv and commerce would be mixed in a proper way. There would have to be adequate buildings. Swansea had pledged itself to provide them and would spend. £ 40,000 on the extension of "s the buildings. The last condition was the financial one. It was (estimated £ 1J,500 a year would be required. To be able to form an Endowment Fund, they would want about £ 150,000, but he told them he thought they would want £ 20Q,000. Mr Ropier Book had subscribed through Baldtwin's, Ltd., of whieh lie was a member, handsomely. To have n University College adequately staffed within 24 miles of Liandilo would be a groat boon, and would stimulate our youths to go into business. Our present higher schools did not turn young men to business in a proper sense. In the future there would have to be an al- teration. Germany had taken care to have the youth taught Spanish, etc., for purposes I of trade which we neglected to do. Our education should be made more flexible and comprehensive, Mainlv it was Swansea's business, but it was theirs at Llandilo also. The area covered bv the College would be one-i»ixth of the population of Wales. That would be a large population to draw from. Nothing was resolved except that they as I" individuals at the conference decided to do what they could. Labour was to he asked to subscribe its uotqa as decided! by itself or a ratio between that provided by ûapitall and labour. He expected a visit would be paid to Jjlandilo by some leaders of the movement to explain matters.—The Chairman si id the Archdeacon had given them a scholarly re- port. They knew what interest he took in education. He moved a vote of thanks to the Archdeacon for his report.—Rev E. L. Jones said he had pleasure in seconding it. He had gone readily and gladly when asked to go as a sustitute for himself. The Council ihad been most worthily represented. THE PLAN OF THE TOWN. Mr W. D. Jenkins, architect, who was at present serving with the Royal Engineers, in reply to a letter with regard to the plan of the town, stated that it was his own pro- perty, but hie was prepared to dispose of it for the nominal sum of 10 guineas.—Mr D. Pritchard Davies moved the matter be de- ferred for- further consideration.—Mr E. W. Evans moved they accept the offer.—^There was no seconder to this, and the motion was carried.—Mr Parry, the Surveyor, said there was no signature to the plnn. He hod had the plan for use on condition that it was not to go out of his possession.—Mr W. Hopkin said that the plan was wanted for use by an expert now.—Mr D. Morgan said that they should not put their Surveyor into an awk- ward position by asking for anv information off it. BAD WATER. Mr D. Mprgan asked if Maesevan water wa§ still used. He had been told that some families in the town had been poisoned. It was most serious. A large ratepayers had •eiai«4 his family was ill through it.—Mr J. H. Reees asked if it was true the Medical Officer had condemned it? Cattle and ducks had access to it.—The Surveyor said that the IMedioal Officer would report shortly on it.- The Chairman wanted to defer the matter.— Mr W. Hopkins moved that the matter should be discussed that day week.—It was most serious.—Mr D. P. Davies said he did not see why they should interfere.—The Surveyor, in reply to Mr J. H. Riees, said he had turned the water off at the request of the medical officer bemuse of its impure state.—Mr D. P. Davie. again protested.—Mr D. Morgan moved that they should not use it any more until they had had a report from the medical officer.—The Chairman wanted to defer the matter.—Rev E. D. Jones would like to know the exact position.—Mr D. P. Davies said the Surveyor could answer their questions.— Replying to him, the Surveyor said that now the water was clear.-In reply to Mr J. R. Rees. the Surveyor said the water had been analvsed.—Mr Davies thought another analy- sft should be taken now that the reservoir had been cleaned.—Mr J. H. Rees seconded, —Mr W. Hopkin proposed they should meet as a Committee.Mr D. P. Davies moved it should be deferred until they had another analysis.—The Surveor said the water that was analysed was taken from the inlet.—Mr D. P. Davies held it was still open to objee- tion as other matters had not been attended to in connection with it.—The amendment was carried by four votes to three. COMMITTEES. Reports of various committees were dealt with. That of the Electric Light Committee was adopted without discission, as the whole I Council formed the Committee. TENDERS Tenders for grazing Penlan Park and for the hay were received. It yas decided to accept a tender for cutting only and no grazing for 25s from Mr Frank Herbert.
Liandilo News. MEMORIAL SERVICE. At the Parish Church on Sunday afternoon a memorial service to the brothers Harry and George Wilson, of whose deaths in action, notice has been taken in the "Reporter," was held and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Archdeacon Wjlliams WAR FILMS. On Friday evening the 26th ult. a cinema- tograph display of actual war films was given at the Market-place. Mr A. E. Harris made an ideal chairman. The films were explained by men who had fought. There was a large attendance of both adults and children. Ttie pictures and speeches left nothing to be de- sired. At the conclusion of the exhibition a collection was made on behalf of the funds of the Red Cr oss Society. A highly success- ful and! interesting meeting M as brought to a close by votes of thanks and the singing of the National Anthem. THE POTATO. A very interesting and instructive lecture 011 potato disease (blight) and its prevention was delivered at the Countv School on Wed- nesday evening the 30th ult. by Mr S. G. Jones'. Mr A. K. Harris, chairman of the Urban District Council, presided in his usual genial and business-like manner. Thl?re was a fair attendance. Opportune questions on the subject of the lecture were put by Messrs Gwynne Jones. B.A., J. Picton, J.P., W. Hopkin, J.P., Deputy Chief Constable Evans, T. Parrv, G. W. Jenkins, J. G. Rees, J. Evans, B.A., J. H. Rlees and H. Griffiths. The answers were of a satisfactory nature. The lecturer was supported by Mr D..John, B.Sc. It was resolved to start an Allotment Association for Llandilo and District. At the close of the meeting the usual votes of thanks were accorded to the lecturer and the chairman. The meeting was greatly appre- ciated by all who were present.
FAIRS FOR MAY. 13. Carmarthen. 14. Liandilo, Tregaron, Haverfordwest. 1;). Narberth, LlandoWry. 20. Liandilo. 21. Tregaron, Maenelochog. 22. Lampeter. 27. Lampeter (poultry, pigs, etc.) 28. Tregaron, I'onta.rdulais. 30-31. Jdaiigadock.
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Marriage of Capt. D. Brynmor Anthony, M.C., Kidwelly. The wedding, which was of a quite nature owing to the war, took place at Christ Church Sefton Park, Liverpool, on the 24th ult., of Captain D B. Anthony, M.C., R.W.F., the second! son of Mr and Mrs J. G. Anthony, Kidwelly, and Miss Doris Musson, youngest child of Mr and Mrs J. C. H. Musson, Sand- hurst, Bertram road, Sefton Park, Liverpool, in the presence of a numerous assembly asd relatives and friends. The bride, who was attired in a fawn coat and skirt, with large green hat, was given away by her father. he was attended by her sister. Miss Hilda Musson, while Lance-torporal W. E. Anthony South Wales borderers (the bridegroom's brother) acted as best man, The officiating clergy were the R: v Canon E. Ll. Sylvester, Vicar of the Parish, and Canon C. N. Irving. The service was choral. nnd Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was played after the ceremony. The honeymoon was spent in Harlech, Kidiiielly, and London. A very large number of valuable and useful present were received. On Saturday last at Buckingham Palace, Captain D. B. Anthony was invested with the Military Cross by Mis Majesty the King. The distinction was gained on the Western front last year, and Capt. Anthony was to have been honoured by the King when home on leave last November. The investiture had however to be postponed, as the situation in Italy at the time was exceedingly serious, and the gallant Captain had to leave for that front at very short notice, For a conspicuous act of gallantry on the Italian front Capt. Anthony iN-a, awarded a bar to his Military Cross, and the new deco- ration was conlerred by the Duke ol Con- naught, who was visiting that scene of opera- tions. Kidwellyites generally are delighted to hear of the honours bestowed on him, and offer him sincere congratulations on his success as well as on his marriage, which they hope will bo richly blessed.
Kidwelly Notes. Mr John Harries, Castle Farm, presided at a meeting of the Food Control Committee held in the Town Hall on Tuesday the 7th inst. Mr H. E. Smart was accorded hearty thanks for his report of the meeting held recently at Carmarthen in connection with the question of transport. The flag day in a,id .of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution resulted in a sum of ts 13s 8d being forwarded to headquarters by the Mayor, Mr W. J. L'oosmore, whose good lady organised the sale. The sellers were Mrs Loosmore (Mayoress), Mrs Gough, Mrs Greenwood, Miss Eileen Greenwod. Miss Lulu Thomas, Miss Freda Lewis, Miss Doreen Jones, Miss Madeline Francis, Mrs J. Mor- gan, Masters Tom Morgan and Bertie Man- sell, Mrs John, Mrs Edwards, Miss Davids, Mrs Rogers, Mrs Lund, Miss Emily Loosmore and the Misses Thomas, Veliudre. A gloom was cast over the town last week when news was received of the death in action of three gallant lads, all of whom by a coinci- deuce, have their homes in Lady street, and all members of St. Mary's Parish Church. They wen" Ptr. Ernest Wild, M.G.C., son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Wild. Angel House; Pte. Oliver Evans, Welsh Regiment, son of Mrs E vans, Old Greyhound, and Pte. Mervyn Jones, R.W.F. The sad news relating to the last two was contained in a letter written home by Private Rees Lloyd, White Lion Hotel, and no official confirmation lias yet been received. The following letters tells briefly the story of tlue death of poor Ernest Wild, who was the first Boy Scout at Kidwelly, and was one of three local scouts to take part in the great review of Boy Scouts at Windsor some years ago:- Dear Mr Wild, — It is with great regret 1 have to inform you that your son No. 10875(5, Pte. E. Wild. was killed in action on llw 13-4-18. He has always proved himself one of my br-st men, always ready and willing to do his duty. The action in which lit* made the sacrifice was one of the fiercest during this war. All his comrades join me in their heartfelt bviiij);ttliv.vo,iii-s sincenely, T. D. PATERSOX, 2nd.Liellt. No. 3 Section. The deepest .sympathy is extended to the sorrowing relatives in their great loss. The Committee of the Mayor's "Welcome Home" Fund desire the publication of thia following letter received from Sapper E. H. Rees, R.E., son of Mr and Mrs John Riees, Castle Stores, in acknowledgement of a mess- age sent him on his being awarded the 11ili- taiy Medal while serving in Egypt:— Dear Mr Jones,l beg to acknowledge your very kind letter which you wrote me on behalf of the Mayor's ''Welconip Home" Fund of which you act as lion, secretary. I thank you most heratily for congratula- tions. and as an old scholar of yours. 1 ie l very proud to have been able to do some litti., act, which, no uoubt, will go down in hist >rv in niv dear native town, and also at Oastle Council School. I am glad to tell you that 1 am enjoying splendid health just now; good health mieans all, especially when soldiering. I have been very unfortunate as to that respect in the past, and have hit many a time that I have not done my rial share, ) trust and pray God that better luck will fol- low me in the future, so that I may put my full weight on and help to bring this terrible war to an honourable and speedy conclusion, that I may come back to tile dear old home to receive the warm welcome from my towns- folk.I am, sincerely your old scholar, E. H. REES. I\S.—Best wishes to His W o-ship. Com- mittee, and accept the same y urself. The death occurred at Epworth House, Kidwelly on Wednesday the 24th ult. of Mr John Harries, father of Mr Oakley Harries, formerly of Garreg Farm. The deceased, who was highly esteemed in the district, had reached the advanced age of 83 years. He was born at Mardy, a homestead on the Tali- aris estate. He farmed Cefncilwg, Liandilo, and Glantowy-fnch, Abergwili, and gained fame as breeder of Castlemartin cattle, which swept the boards at shows in different parts of Wales. After a very successful career, lie retired to Towy Villa, near Carmarthen, whence lie removed on the death of his wife eleven years ago, to reside with his son at Garreg Farm. Lattely lie lived at Epworth House, which Mr Oakley Harries acquired on retiring from farming a few weeks ago. The deceased was a fine spr.H."imen of the best type of Welsh farmer, and was possessed of a generous and kind-hearted disposition. The funeral took place on Monday in last week, the mortal remains being conveyed by motor for interment in the Llandilo Parish Churchyard. The Rev. W C. Jenkins, Capel Sul, and the Rev D. Williams, Abergwili, offioia ted at the house, and the Vicar of Lian- dilo (Archdeacon Williams) at the church and graveside. The chief mourners were Mr Oakley Harries (son), Councillor .). T. Harries (grandson). Mr T. 0. Harries, Cilcoed, Mydrim (nehew), Mr 0. Richards. Mardy, Liandilo (nephew), Mr O. Walters, Morri ston (cousin), and Mr T. Jones, Pantybrwyn (nephew). Other rela- latives and friends in attendance were Messrs J. Hinds, Tyllwyd W. Hinds, Narberth: B. Hinds, Penddaullwyn; Williams, bank manager, Liandilo; T. Jones, Pentre farm. Kidwelly W. H. Williams, Penygaer, Kid- welly; J. A. Thomas, Mountain Council School E. M. Dickens, Llanelly D. Beynon, Muddlescwm Farm: D. Griffiths, Bont; T. Gravell, Goitre; J. H. Greville, Queen Shop: Glyn Jones, Gwendraeth Stores; and P.S. Hodge Lewis, KidweHy.
.War Items. Information was received on Thursday that Major I rquhart's son who had been massing since April 30th, ad joined the Army. *ir Major l'ugli, D.S.O., who is seriously ill, has relinquished his commission. **i< Amongst those who have r.een awarded the D.C.M. is Sergeant- D. J. Hjnd, the Welsh Regiment, son of Mr D. Hinds, Ten by. Jn the final stages of an attack he occupied a most exposed position under shell and machine gun fire, and continued to send back messages until the enemy's position was captured. He is a brother of Sergt. Willie Hinds (Market Hall. Carmarthen), who is still in hospital at Rouen. Pte. J. J. Morris, of the son of Mr and Mrs Morris, St. Catherine street, died this week of wounds received during the re- fighting in Kranee. He joined up in 1914 at the age of 16 and was wounded twice in the Gallipoli campaign. He was after- wards discharged as being under age. He joined up again on attaining his 18th birth- day and saw some of 'the hottest fighting in Era noe last year. Quarter Master Sergt. James—son of Mr W. James, Waterloo terrace—who is attached to the Cyclis Battalion of Welsh Regiment, is officially reported to be a prisoner in Germany. Secnd-Liout. Stanley Lewis, of the South AVales Borderers, son of Mr John Lewis, formerly of the Falcon Inn, Carmarthen, who was reported missing is a prisoner of war in Germany.
MOTHER ESBWBB M To prevent or remove I ndi- B gestion, it is essential that liver and bowcb do tlicli- work and efil- jj| their work naturally and efh- lj| IC'1H s'- strl'l1thells ;](I stim1J', ;0;1 to i ? Lx 1', j r. j. /J: I A H t </ j ¡ I YOTJ NEVER I | CAN TELL! jj At DINNER time. ji When the CHILDREN t Come home from School, f I And. come IN I !out as much NOISE I f.. !j As usual, And wipe their boots !On the MAT, Aa-'i. wash their Hands WITHOUT being TOLD. -Anft their little faces And behave nicety; And are really SWEET. j IS IT love for you, | DO YOU think ? 1 OH IS IT because 11 I You told them there'd be S BIRO S Blanc-Mange FOR DINNER? THE CHILDREN KNOW. Always the most enjoyable dish at dinner Blanc-Mange. Ask the children. They never leave any, and that shows how much they like it. BIRD S Blanc-Mange is particularly welcome in the menu in these times, as it gives HI. high nutritive value of milk in a delicious form. It can be made equally well with condensed milk, when the sugar ill the- recipe may be omitted. Si c:1if:erut UelicaU. flavors. I* 5 <5
A Common I'M use of digestive j Trouble. Have you ever noticed that when you are worried or under some special mental strain your digestion becomes upset P Anxiety "quickly causes loss of nerve-tone throughout the system. Now the nervous and digestive systems are very intimately related, and the one cannot become affected without the other becoming upset. "Bad nerves" spell bad digestion. Similarly bad digestion causes loss of nervous energy. Restore good diges- tion by stimulating the digestive organs, on which you depend for nourishment from food, into healthy activity, and robust health with full nerve energy will follow. To ensure this take Mother Seigel's Syrup after meals. Its tonic and corrective influence on stomadh, liver, and bowels, gives it an easy first place among all digestive remedies. Hosts of people by personal test have proved its results to be excellent. Similarly, you can benefit too.