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t- [COPYRIGHT.] be 1Roal Bational Eistebbfob. Carmarthen, Buoust, 1911 Ube IRaven a Sbort IRovel. (Ibtstorical) on Sír 1Rbs ap bonlas anb bis Uimcs. THB ABBBMARLAIS CBEST. 36$ei^nfab. SUBJECT NO. 2. SECTION B. PART II THE RAVEN. CHAPTER XVII. <• Come hither, England's hope: If secret; power. Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts This pretty lad will prove our country 6 bh- His looks are full of peaceful majesty, 5L head by nature framed to wear a crown, His hand to wield a sceptre; and himself Likely, in time, to bless a regal thr0^ While Rhys and Harry proceeded on their journey While Rhys and Ilarry proceedcd on the^^urney K SSrS'lt £ BO,worth, near U-.ccster, In^h^rojal'tOTt eat the man. reviled by some, (eftred and'humoured by others H» Buckingham, two years ago, and his triump^ throughout the country, encouraged and peered him. Seated near the King was the Duke ot £ S £ .bl.™ »ho had thus far ^d=d £ securing and retaining the good graces of the wily and oruel monarch. Vm-foik'' Dost thou believe these babblin0s, o • Richard I cannot find a reason for this iS The country ,s peaceful under my rule Was it not I that brought the country peace. Did T nnt Free mv people from the extortion of money on pretence 0f benevolence? The dawn has but just opened Its portals upon my poor inflicted country What of Buckingham, your Grace, w rising a sign of peace? answered Norfolk insinuat- in-!Buckingham, the traitor, is in his grave," sternly teS sittoS walks," added the Duk* of Nor- f°Riohard seized a glass of wine and drank it to the dr-SWhateIhatve I to do with the perambuktionis of ghosts, Norfolk? then he hastened J *sk "S ?u my ^Lord Duke, and heal all sore." said Richard as he strode within his tent. v^rfoll- "But what of Anne: queried NoifolU. •• Beyond the reach of all human phys-ic, was the f0He paused, and then suddenly confronted the ^What, Norfolk, is this phantom shaft of thine? pea.k plainly." Thine enemies have been diligent in spreading false reports. They say that Anne was by thee for failing to present a living heir to the throne. Yes, your Grace, Harry Richmond is in the nQt land jn England," said the King. But what of Wales?" said Norfolk. Rhys ap Thomas will guard those, shores, Nor- f°Both were soon called to the opening of the tent, for there was some unaccountable commotion in the vicinity. Madog Cootmor appeared and addressed 'k^Your Grace, let the trumpet sound, for Harry, Earl of Richmond, is near at hand, preparing to a^\Ve will greet him with a warmth he hardly expected," replied King Richard, Rhys ap Thomas will have followed him to assist his sovereign. He leads the van of Richmond's army, replied •• Another traitor Madog fill that cup with Madog Coetmor obeyed and handed the cup to the. j^rfnk to thee, Madog Coetmor, the only true Welshman I have ever met." Richard drank the wine, and, seizing his sword, aid, And now for Harry Richmond." The two rivals at last approached each other Harry Richmond appeared with an army of 6,000 men, while Richard had succeeded in bringing: to- gether an army of above double that number. The Welsh portion of Harry's forces were drawn from almost every county in Wales. The men of South Wales were led by Rhys-ap-Thomas; the men of Gwvnedd, comprising among their numbers the colliers and miners of Flintshire, 1,600 in number were under the command of Richard Mostyn of Mostyn; the men of Arfon were captained by the High Sheriff, Gwilym-ap Gruffydd-ap-Robin of Pen- bryn and Cochwillan; the men of Anglesea took the field under Rhys Bodyonain, and the men ot the upper country were led by Rhys Fawr ap-Mere- dith from Yspytty. Sir William Stanley appeared with an army ot 7 000 but held aloof, for a. time, in order to see which side would likely prove victorious. Only one Welsh chieftain was found in the ranks of King Richard, one Madog Coetmor. Bugles sounded, chargers were mounted, and the battle commenced. Richard and Norfolk did not precipitate themselves into the fray, but waited for tidings. Madog, mounted upon his war-horse, rode backward and forward, reporting the progress ot the conflict. At last he carne to the King with what proved to be his final message.. •' The King's army is retreating; Richmond is tast gaining the mastery: Syr William Stanley has joined his banner Fly your Graee, said Madog. "Fly, Madog, said Richard. "Not before Harry Richmond! With those words he dashed into the fray. He struck Sir William Brandon, trio standard bearer of the Earl. and killed him, he dismounted Sir John Cheyney, and he was now within reach of Rich- mond himelf. who was not loth to accept the engagement. Rhys ap Thomas and Sir illiam Stanley, seeing Richmond in danger, rushed to his assistance. Mr William lifted liis sword to strike, but Rhys ap Thomas cried out: ,„ "Hold thine hand, Stauley: Let a Welshman s sword cleave his skull, and bring again a descendant of Arthur to the throne." Richard fell dead on the Field of Bosworth, and his followers fled in every direction. One of Rhys attendants picked up the King's crown from beneath a bramble bu*h, and gave it to his master. Rhys placed the crown upon the head of tha victorious Harry, shouting Long live Harry Richmond! Long live the 0 ng. Harry turned to the Master of Aberma.: us d said: On thy kneeo brave Cymro. Rhvs knelt before his future King. The crowd thronged around Rhys ap Thomas, fcir WiUam Stanley and Harry.. Arise Sir Knight." said Richmond. The gallant Master of Abermarlais rose from his knees as Sir Rhys ap Thomas.. The Welshmen were txv-ides themselves witn joy, and. freeiug themselves of all restraint, shouted vociferously: Long live Sir Rhys! Long Hve King Henry- Richard'.■> body was thrown carelessly across a horse, and was carried to Leicester. There in Grey Friar's Church his remains were interred. Biographers are not in harmony as to the character and personal appearance of Richard the Third, this last representative of the House of Plantagenet. The historians of the subsequent reign, naturally painted his character in the blackest tint. and were tempted to exaggerate his deformity. Without a doubt he was energetic and courageous, but were h.- a paragon of virtue during his latter days, it would not have been sufficient compensation for the -o. "contagious example of vice and murder exalted upon a throne." Some writers represent hit personal appearance as of smali stature, hump-backed, and with a dis- agreeable countenance." Others maintain that his only defect was in having one shoulder a littlft higher than the other. Whatever his character and personal appearance might have been, of this we are assured, that he scrupled not to remove from his path any one who endangered the stability of a throne secured by murder and usurpation. The Earl of Richmond assumed the crown with the title of Henry the 7th. On the 30th of October he was crowned at Westminster by Cardinal Bour- chier. Arenhishop of Canterbury. Parliament enacted That the inheritance of the crown should rast, remain, and abide in the King. The Red Dragon triumphed over the White Dragon, according to the prophecy of Myrddin Emrys, for a Tudor, grandson of Owain Tudor, of Penmvnydd in Anglesea, sat upon the throne. King Henry did not forget the part played by Sir Rhys, and loaded him with honours. In addition to being knighted on the field of battle, the King conferred upon him the honour of King's Justice and Chief Governor of South Wales; Constable of Breck- nock; Chamberlain of the counties of Carmarthen and Cardiganshire, and supervisor of the Lordship of Builth. Having been thus honoured Sir Rhys returned to WaleB, and set about redressing grievances, and checking the rowdyism and disorder which had broken out during his absence owing to the lax rule of hi)9 two younger brothers. There were groat rejoicings throughout his vast domains on his return, and he appeared proudly, but not ostentatiously, bearing his honours. NOTES OX CHAPTER XVII. 1. Madog Coetmor: The historian Owen Jones, Manchester, says it was ono Rhys Fychan from North Wales. 2. Anne: Richard's consort, daughter of the Earl of Warwick, and widow of Edward, Prince of Wales: she had borne to him ono son who died: Anno was looked upon as an invincible obstacle to the settlement of his fortune, he was believed to have carried her off by poison.
Carmarthen County SATURDAY, March 1st.—Before Mr. D. Williams- Drummond, Hafodneddyn (in the chair); Mr. T. H. Dowdeswell, Llanstephan; Capt. E. C. Jen- nings, Geliydeg; Mr. T. Lewis, Brynglas; Mr. John Lloyd, Penybank; Mr. Hughes, Middleton Hall; Mr. J. LI. Thomas, Gilfach, and Mr. J. B. Arthur (Mayor of Carmarthen). APPLICATIONS. Mr. H. B. White, solicitor, applied on behalf of Jjohn Howells, Royal George Hotel, for a full transfer for the up and down platforms of the Carmarthen Railway Station.—Granted. Mrs. Ann Jones applied for an occasional licence to sell beer and spirits on the 4th March at a ploughing match.—Granted. ALLEGED ASSAULT IN THE CELL. Enooh Evans, oollier, Nantglas, Gorslas, Llanarth- ney,1 was charged by P.C. John Thomas with assaulting him on January 30th in the County Police Station, after arresting him in Llangunnor Parish for being drunk and disorderly. Mr. W. J. Wallis-Jones appeared for the defence. P.C. John Thomas stated that at 3 p.m. on the 30th January last ho arrested the defendant on a charge of being drunk and disorderly at the Car- marthen Railway Station. With the assistance of a civilian he oonveyed the defendant to the police- station. He then rushed and butted the constable in the stomach with his head. The officer closed and had a severe struggle. Evans did all he could to stlrike and kick him, and overpower him. The struggle continued until Sergt. Williams appeared, and he assisted to take the defendant to the cell. P.S. Williams said that on the day in question ne was at the County Police Station, and he heard a disturbance in the charge-room. He went into the room and there saw the constable and the defendant struggling severely. He assisted the constable and handcuffed the defendant and took him to the cell. The defendant on oath said that he came to town on the day in question, and went down the railway station with a friend. We were both drunk. He also added that when he was put in the cell the constable gave him a kick before shutting the door. Defendant said, "Don't do that." The constable then struck me afterwards, so I t/urned on him, and he let drive at me again. I had swollen lips and a black eye. He (the constable) had me down and butted me with his knee until blood came out of me. I asked him if he was going to serve me like they did Mark Purples. He said, "I'll give it you, you On being asked what happened to Mark Purples, I paid, They killed him in the cell." I sprang at him in self defence. When Sergt. Williams came in I asked for .a doctor, a. solicitor, and for bail, but none of these were allowed. Defendant added that when he was taken on the following day before the magistrates, a.nd fined after it had been mentioned that he was rest- less in the cell, he thought there was an end of the affair. Cross-examined by the constable, defendant said that when the oonstable butted him in the stomach blood came from his mouth, and he spat blood for a week through it.The constable told him he was a wrestler. Mr. W. J. Wallis-Jones argued that defendant had been taken to a special court and fined for the offence for which he was arrested, and that the fine was increased "Jnen it was learned bv the Bench then that an encounter between Evans and tho officer had taken place. His client then con- sidered the matter was at an end. The Chairman said the Bench dismissed the caH. There was a doubt in it, and they gave the defen dant the benefit of it. BROKE MOTOR WARNING POSTS. Samuel John Kingshot, tailor, Cwmmawr, "nd William Griffiths, collier, Brynhawddgar, Cwm- mawr, were charged with pulling down a Motor Union symbol pOSIt, fixed near Bankffosfelin School by the County Council, and damaging it to the ex- tent of 4s. Mr. H. B. White appeared for the defendants. P.S. Robin said that in consequence of informa- Sion received on the 16th February he made en- quiries. He saw the defendant Kingshot about 7.30 p.m. the samo night, and cautioned him. Kingshot admitted to the constable tnat tnev broke the post. On the 17th of last month he saw Wm. Griffiths, and when a statement made by King- shot had been read out to him he said it was oor- rect, and that he did not mean any harm, no more than a bit of fun. I swear I will not do anything of the kind again." Griffiths was also charged with breaking two win- dows at Caegarw Cottages, Llangendeirne. For breaking the motor warning posts defendants were eacll fined 10.'1. and costs, and ordered to oay 2s. each towards the damage. Griffiths was also fined £1 and costs for breaking the windows, to- gether with 3s. damage. NO LIGHT. William Thomas, Ffynonberwyn, Carmarthen, was summoned for driving a trap without a light. P.C. Dd. Evan?, Abergwili, said that at 7 35 p.m. on tfhe 15th of last month he saw the defendant in Abergwili driving a trap without a light. He was under the influence of drmk. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Walter Robinson (no fixed abode) was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Jno. Rees, Whitland, said that he found the defendant leaning against the wall of the Station Inn, Whitland, on Friday, February 25th. Ho was further charged with assaulting the same constable. The police constable stated that whilst he was conveying the prisoner to the police station he be- eame violent, and on his refusing to allow him to enter a public-house for the purpose of obtaining beer ho pushed the officer about'. He became violent, and he had to have the assistance of a civilian. He tried all in his power to trip him. He (the constable) had a bruise on the knee. In- spector Evans and P.C. Davies then arrived, and prisoner tried to bite the inspector. He was also violent in the lock-up. He was sentenced to 14 days for the first offerre, and one month hard labour for the second.
Carmarthen Borough M ox DAY, March 3rd.—Before the Mayor (Mr. J. B. Arthur). Mr. Walter Spnrrell. Mr. Henry Howelte. Mr. E. Colby Evans, and Mr. H. E. B. Richards. TEMPORARY TRANSFER. A temporary transfer of tne Three Salmons Inn. Water-Street, was granted to Mr. T. W. Francis. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. John Davies, 29a, St. Catherine-street, Carmar r then, was charged with unlawfully treating an animal whilst in an unfit state. Inspector Batten, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stated that on the 25th of last month he saw tho defendant in Cambrian- place with a white pony attached, to a small cart laden with grocery. The animal's back was covered with a k, under which the inspector found two old soros. The pony was very old, and in a weak and emaciated condition. He added tnat the sores had been covered over with Keating's insect powder, and that it was nothing better than an animated framework. The defendant said that the loads the animal pulled were very light, and that the pony was de- stroyed on Saturday last. Ho was fined 10, and costs. NINETIETH CONVICTION. George Ray, Mill-street, Carmarthen, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. W. J. Spurry said tnat on February 22nd, at 11.30 p.m., he saw the defendant in Mill-street. He was very drunk, and was causing a disturbance. In the absence of Head-Constable Mayall, Sergt. Jones proved 89 previous convictions against the defendant. Fined 10s. and costs.
Newcastle-Emlyn FRIDAY, Feb. 28th.-Before Sir Marteline Lloyd, Bart. (chairman); Capt. Lewes, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Edward Davies, and Mr. John Davies. DISCHARGED PRISONERS. Before proceeding with the business of the court, the Chairman read a letter from Lieut.-General Sir James llills-Jonnes, V.C., G.C.B., chairman of the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society, with regard to the good work done by the society, and regretting that it wa«i given such poor support. Only 21 benches had responded to the application for sup- port, and the total amount realised from them was JE8 76. The Chairman referred in strong terms of compli- ment to the society, and asked his brother magis- trates to support it. Anne Jenkins, Gllwen-terrace, Penboyr, sum- moned Benjamin Jones, Tycanol, Cwmmorgan, for disobeying an affiliation order. The arrears amoun- ted to £ 2 18s. 6d. This case had been adjourned from the last sessions. Defendant stated that he only just obtained the money due to him, and was prepared to pay 18e. The Chairman remarked that defendant should pay 20s. that day. Tnis was done, and the case was further adjourned. NO LIGHT. W m. James, Parktwad, Cardigan, was summoned by P.S. Harries for riding a bicycxe without a light. —Fined 12s. including costs. LICENSING. The case of the Halfway Inn, Capel Evan, was next considered. A letter was read from the owner, iMr. Tnos. J. Thomas, who stated that he did not wish to have the license renewed. The case of the Ffynonbedr Inn naxt came before the benoh. The police not being prepared then to lay an objection, tho license was renewed tem- porarily. LLANDYSSUL REFRESHMENT ROOMS. Mr. John Evans, solicitor, Llandyssul, applied for a renewal of the license of the Llandyssul Railway Refreshment Rooms on behalf of Mr. Jonn Howells., Royal George Hotel, Carmarthen, and Mr. R. W. Picton Evans, Cardigan, for the G.W.R. Co. Mr. Pullen. assistant superintendent. Swansea, and Mr. H. Jones, estate agent, Neath, were also present on behalf of the railway company. The police objocted to the renewal on the ground of redundancy, structural unsuitabihty, and difficulty of police supervision. P.S. Harries gave a description of the building, which lie said oonskted of two rooms—one for the use of the publio and the other two for the use of tile waitress. There was no special accommodation, and he did not consider the trade to be very brisk. He considered that most of the trade was confined to persons carting coal and goods from the station. There were two entrances to the premises—one from the station yard, and the other from the plat- form. About 11 p.m. on the 8th January, he and P.C. Thomas visited the rooms and found inside the wait- ress, her sister, and a. young man, who stated that no had called there to escort the waitress homo. After a lengthy hearing the Bench decided to renew the license provisionally upon the rooms be- ing used as a railway refreshment rooms, and the premises closed after tne departure of the lMot train. and not opened before the arrival of the first train in the morning.
Ammanford MODAY, March 3rd.-Beforo Mr. Hv. Herbert, Brynmarlais (in the ohair); Ald. W. N. Jones, Duffryn, and Mr. Wm. Llewellyn, Fairwater. ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS. These were the adjourned licensing sessions. Reference was made to the license of the Colliers' Arms. Saron, the renewal of which the police at the annual meeting objected to on the ground that the holder of the license (Wyrewood Rees) was not a fit person. Mr. Martin Richards, appearing for the licensee, said he. understood the ground of objec- tion was a conviction, not in respect of the house at all, but against the licensee personally. Mr. Rees had held the license of that house for the last fourteen years. He had been born there. The house was built by his grandfather, and his father lived there as well. There had been no complaint at all against the management of the house. Inspector Davies said he had no complaintis to make in regard to the conduct of the house. Ald. W. N. Jones-The only point is in connection w7th this man. I daresay he will give an under- taking that! he will behave himself away from home in the future. The undertaking was given, and the license re- newed. Mr. W. Martin Knoyle, on behalf of J. W. Evans, chemist, Garnant, applied for a wine license in respect of new premises known as "The Phar- macy." All formalities were complied with, and the application was granted on the condition that the license in respect of Commerce-place was dropped. A full transfer of the license of the Castle Inn, ¡ Ammanford, from J. Parry Jones to Edward John Howell was granted, and Maggie Davies was al. lowed a protection order in repect of the Colliers' Arms, Garnant. HAD TO BE EJECTED. Fred Hanson, Piode Cottage, Llandebie, was charged with being drunk on the licensed premises of the Red Cow, Llandebie, and refusing to quit.— P.C. J. Williams proved the case, and a fine of 5s. and costs was imposed. CYCLISTS CHARGED. Jeremiah Griffiths, Constance, Llandebie, was summoned for riding a bicycle without light.—Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor, for the defendant, admitted the offence, which was a highly technical one, de- fendant only taking charge of a bicycle for a friend and riding upon one of the pedals.—Fined Is. and oosSs. On behalf of Luther Lewis, Holly Bush, Llan- debie. summoned for a similar offence, Mr. W. L.
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Llandovery FRIDAY, Feb. 28th.—Before Mr. D. Jones-Lewis, Llwvnoelyn (in the chair); Aid. C. P. Lewis, LlandingatJ; Mr. Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt, and Aid. T. Watkins. ASSAULT CASE. I Jeremiah Harley, Aberogwood Farm, charged William Frost, horse dealer, High-street, Llan- dovery, with asrault on the 17th ult. Jeromiah Hooley said that when going up High- street, Llandovery, ho met Mm Griffiths. Goleu- goed, near Barleymow. Presently tne defendant came on. He had a bag which he threw down, and made a rush at witness, aimed two blows at him, one with his fist and another with a stick. Witness ran back, and so was not struck. Defen- dant commenced to use very bad language, but eventually picked up his bag and went away. Mrs. Mary Price, Esgerlleithyd, said sho saw de- fendant) hit complainant in the chest. Defendant neyer said anything before hitting Harley, nor did Harley say anything. She could not say that de- fendant had been drinking. Mrs. Griffiths, Goleugoed, corroborated Wm. Frost (the defendant) said that last fair day he was going up High-street with a bag on his back. Opposite Barleymow ho met Harley who asked him what he had in the ba.g. Was it his money? Witness told him he better have a look. Complainant then snatched the bag off his back. Witness never said a word to anybody, but picked up tho bag and went straight away. He denied haying struck complainant either with his fist or a stick. Quetioned by the Bench, the complainant said that he had been asking defendant for the money he owed him, but that was years ago. The debt fas over six years old, and he had given up all hope of ever recovering. He denied that he had threa- tened defendant with a gun in July. George Morgan, a lad of 14 years, said he had seen a man in brown clothes, whom he now recog- nized in court as the complainant, pull a bag off defendant's back. He did not see defendant stike him. The Bench found the case proved, and fined de- fendant 5s. and oosta. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON A SCHOOLMASTER. In the case in which Anno Lewie was charged by Mr. D. Morgan, headmaster of Cefnarthen School, with an alleged assault, Mr. T. M. Evans, solicitor, Ammanford, said he was in a rather awk- ward position at the moment, and would have to ask for an adjournment of the hearing of the case. He did not think his learned friend on the other side would object. Mr. D. T. M. Jones. LlandoVery, who appe;».-ed for defendant, said ho was very much surprised to hear his friend's application. He had heard nothing since the summons had been issued up to now. At present he would say nothing more. He did not object to the adjournment, but he would have something to say when the case oame before fhe Bench if it ever did. He hoped it wouldn't. Mr. T. M. Evans said his reason for making the application was simply this. He had received a letter that morning which somewhat altered the position of affairs. Meanwhile he had not had time to consult his clients—the National Union of Teachers. He asked for an adjournment to enable him to do so.—The application was granted. APPLICATION FOR SEPARATION ORDER. Sarah Morgan applied for a reparation order against her husband, Lewis Morgan, Bwlchygarreg Porthyrhyd. Mr. R. W. Price, Llandovery, appeared for appli- cant, and Mr. T. R. Ludford, Llanelly, for defen- dant. Evidence having been given, and the defendant having given a denial to his wife's accusations, the Bench came to the conclusion that sufficient corro- borative evidence to prove persistent cruelty had not been adduced, and therefore refused the ap- plioaion.
Lampeter FRIDAY, Feb. 28th. Before Mr. B. Davies-Evans, Mr. Joseph Evans, Mr. D. Robert Jones, and Mr. Josiah Jenkins. SALE OF PATENT OINTMENT. Jones, Dremddu, Silian, was charged by Mr. Wm. Morris, of Tregaron, an officer of Customs and Excise, with having exposed for sale a certain ointment without having taken out a licence. He Was also oharged with selling the ointment without having the proper Duty Stamp label affixod to the box. Mr. Be^ttie said that defendant sold an ointment known a^ Dremddu Ointment," which was adver- tised in a looal paper to cure orisypelas and other disorders. Seeing that he had not taken out a license to sell it, tlhe Offioer at Tregaron sent for a box, which he received. The box did not have the Duty Stamp Label affixed. The Commissioners did not want to press the charge, but thought that people should know of the provisions of the Acts. The defendant admitted the first charge, and said he did not know a license was required. As to the second case he said he had affixed the label. The Offioer of Customs and Excise gave evidence bearing out his solicitor's opening remarks, and said that the box had no label when he received it. Defendant and his servant gave evidence that a label was affixed. They, however, stated that the label was put outside the wrapper, and that it would not stick. A fino of Is. and costs was imposed in each ca. LARCENY. Evan Evans, of Gogoyan, Llanddewibrefi, farm servant, was charged on remand with having on the 24th ult. stolen a bicycle lamp and other bicycle accessories of the value of 6s. 9d. from the Crown Inn, Lampeter, the property of Mr. Wm. Dicks, of Pumpsaint. Dicks spoke to missing the bicycle accessories from the inn. Inspector Jones said that when charged, the prisoner pleaded "guilty." In imposing a fino of 10s. and costs, the Chairman said that if he had had his way, accused would be sent to prison, as it was a most deliberate offence. OCCASIONAL LICENSE. An occasional license for the races to be held on March 14th was granted to Mr. H. Baldwin, Lion Hotel.
Llangadock THURSDAY. Fob. 27th.-Bl,fore Judge Bishop, Mr. E. P. Lloyd. Alderman C. P. Lewis, Alderman T. Watki, Col. T. Lloyd-Harrie;and Mr. Mervyn Peel. These were the annual licensing session, in which neither of the two latter magistrates took part. Mr. Picton Philipps, the chief constable, attended in tho absence of Deputy-Chief Constable Evans, who is ill, and in submitting the annual report said the number of public-houses in tho district was 23, giving a proportion of one for every 121.39 of the popula- tion. In Llangadock village there were 12 public houses to every 32.5 of tho population. During the year one licensed person was convicted for infring- in.g the licensing laws against one in the precediag year. Sixteen persons were proceeded against for drunkenness, and 14 convicted against 23 and 22 in the preceding year. Notices of objection had been served on all the lioen.se holders in t'ne village of Llangadock, the objections being chiefly on the ground of redundancy. Outside Llangadock there were two houses at Pontarllechau, the Coopers' Arms and tne Three Home Shoes objected to. and two at tne foot of the Black Mountain, the New Inn and the Griffin objected to on similar grounds. In re- spect to those he mentioned, there was a general opinion held that it was not advisable to grant a. monopoly to one house. In the case of the Mason'p Arms it had been he'd 10 years by the present licensee and previously 12 years by her father. Judge Bishop said onco they allowed that argu- ment they would have every licence that had been held over 10 years allowed. The object of serving those notices was to do away with those houses which were not required. The bench were of opinion that there were too many. The Chief Constable said it was for the bench to say. The redundancy applied more particularly to the town of Llangadoo~k. Judge Bishop said there ceeemed to be some diffi-
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COUNTY COUNCIL NOMINATIONS. CARDIGANSHIRE. In Cardiganshire the following nominations for the triennial County Council elections were made on Tnurwday in last weefe:— UNOPPOSED RETURNS. Llandyssul (North). -*Josiah R. Jonoo (R.J. Llandyssul (South).—*Thomas Davies (R..). Llanwenog.—Captain Davies-Evaos (C.). Lampeter.—J. C. Harford (C.). Aberystwyth.—No. 1 Ward *Captain T. Doughton (L.). No. 2 Ward-*D. C. Roberts (L.). No. 3 Ward-*Rooort Ellis (L). Bow Street-*Sir Edward Pryse (U ..). Tref,errig. -*Peter Jones, Aberystwyth (L.). Talybont.—Wm. Rees, Llanfihangel (L.). Borth.Wm. Morris, Brynonen (L.). DeTil's Bridge.—*Rev. T. Mason Jones (L.). Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn.—*Wm. Evans (L.). L'anba darn -Fawr. -*Mai or J. J. Bonsail, Fron- fraith (C.). Llanychaiarn.—*E. A. L. Powell, Nanteos (C.). Ysbytty Ystwyth.—*T. Morgan (L.). Lle<irod.Rev. T. R Morgan (L.). Goginan.—*J. Pugll Lewis (L.\ Bow-street.—*Sir Edward Pryse (C.). Aberayron.—E. Lima Jones. Llanarth.—J. C. Jones. Taheein.—*Dr. John James (C.). Aberbank. -*William Jeremy. CONTESTED SEATS. Llangr&nog.—Charles Llewellyn Evans aN *Thos. Jones. Penbryn.—Thomas Jones and *Griffith Davie6. Troedyiriiw. -Thomas Davies, J.P., and *David Davies. Llanfair.—John Walter Davies (R.) and t Joseph Evaito (C.). Ll&nfairfawr and Llanwnen.—David Evans (R.) and John Jones (R.). Aberystwyth.—No. 4 Ward—*Captain Fosset Roberts (C.); John Evans (L.). Llanilar.E. J. Evans, Cnwcybarcut (L.); Isaac Jones, Cefnllwyniad (L.). Llanrnystyd.—*D. Morgan Jameo (OJ; David Lewis, Penygraig Villa tL.). Llanwnen.Daniel Evans (L.); John Jones, Cwm- mynach (L.). Felinfach.—John Jones, Cwmere (L.); Evan Mor- gan Evans, Glanrafon. Uansailtf read. -Evan Morris Jones; Evan Morgan. Aberporth.—B. T. Davies (C.); John Williams (R.). Lland ii,gwydd. -Thom as Evans. J.P., Tnomas Evans- Cwmrheidol.—William Evans, Ponterwyd (L.): W. S. Davies, Erwtomau. Strata Florida.—*David Jenkins (L.),; — Pont- rhydygroes (L.). CARMARTHEN SHIRK On Friday last the following nominations for the County Council Election were made in Carmarthen- eiiiire:— UNOPPOSED. Llari gad oclc. -*Mervyn Peel (C.). Mothvey.—*David Davies (L.), Rhyblid. Llanduigat Within.—*J. C. V. Pry-e-Rice (I.). Kidivelly.ALfre<-i Stephens, J.P., Broomhill, Kidwelly. Henlian.-Rev. E. T. Owen, Saron. Abergwili.—'John Griffiths, Ardwyn (L.). Llangunnor.Rev. Evan B. Lloyd, Bwlchnewydd (L.). Carmarthen (Eastern Ward, Lower Division).—*Dr. David Denzil Harries (L. Carmarthen (Eastern Ward, Upper Division).RoT Andrew Fuller Mills, Penllwyn Park (L.). Llanboidy. -*David Evans, J.P.. Manordaf, Whit- land (L.). LllI.ndysi',io.Bcnjamin Jonn. Plasybedw. Clyn- derwen (L.). Llanelly Urban.—Ward I., Division I.—*Wm. Grif- fit, architect (C. Ward I.. Division II.:—*Jno. Simlett (Lab.,); Ward II.. Division IV.—*Jno. Thomas, grocer (L.) Ward II., Division V.—*D. C. Parry, grocer (L.); Ward II., Division VI.Joe. Roberts, jeweller (L.); Ward III., Division VII —! *Rev. Hugh Jones (L.). Hengood.—*W. B. Jones, Tyrfron (L.). Westfa, and Glyn.—*Rev. B. Humphreys (L.). St. Ishmaels.—John Lloyd Thomas, J.P., Beach House, Ferryside- Llangennech.—Tnos. Thomas, Caeffair. 'vl' Llanegwad Electoral Divislon.-Delme Davies- Evans, Penlan. Llanfynydd (C.). Llanftnangel-Aberbythick.—Wm. Harries, Drys- hvvnfawr, Llanarthnev (L.). Llandilofawr Rural.—L. N. Powell, Carregoennen, L'andilo (L.). Llandilofawr Urban.—J. W. Gwynne-Hughes, Tre- geyb, Llandilo (LJ. Conwil.—*Thomas Jones, Penronw (L.). Tre,lech.-Pti,ilip Phillips, Pencxaig, Llanwinio, St. Clears (L.) (succeeds Wm. Thomas (R.) ). Llanarthney.W. Jone,* Thomas, Glantowy (L.). Amma.nford.CoL D. Morris. Brynamman.—*W. J. Williams. CONTESTS. Cilyowm.— Daniel Lewis (L.); J. Campbell-Davya, Neuaddfawr (C.). Carmarthen, Western Ward. Lower Division.- *John Lewis, Gwynfryn (L.1, and H. S. Holmes, Picton-terrace (C.). Carmarthen, Western Ward. Upper Division.— *Henry Evan Blagdon Richards (L.) and John Cross- man, Penllwyn Park (C.). Whitland.—*Dr. R. L. Thomas, Whitland (1.): Mr. William Thomas, mercnant (L.). Llanelly Urban—Ward 1.. Division III.—*William David, J.P. (L.) T. P. Jones, contractor (C.). Ward III., Division VIII.Jo'<. Williams, J.P. (L.t, Nathan Griffiths (L&bj. Berwick. "Tlarry, Llwynhendy (L.J, D. Hughes (L.). Uanllwni and Llaiivbvtlier. -Thomas Jones, Llan. llwni, merchant (L.). Dr. Jones, Llanybyther (L.). Llanfihangel-ar-.Arth.T. R. Jones, Pantglas (C.), gentleman; Ben. Rees. Pencader, woollen manufac- turer (L.). Llangeler.—William Lewes. Plas.geler, gentleman (C.); Edward T. Owen, Congregational minister Saron, Llangeler (L.). Bettws.—II. Folland, T. Morris, Arthur Williams. Llangendeirne.—*Rev. Robert Henry Jonas-, Bap- tist minister, Aelybryn (L.); and Rev. B. Morria. Congregational minister, Brynawel, Pontyberem (L.), Ci nartn. David Rudolf (Roy) Evans, solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn (I.); *John Lewis, woollen manufao. turor, Meiros Hall (L.). Laugharne.—W. Dempster, Cliff House, Laugharne (I.); T. Morse, Maesgwndwn (L.). Denotes rotiring member. PEMBROKESHIRE. The complete list of nominations for the Pembroke- shire County Council election shows that of 49 seats, 34 have been filled without oPposition-in each case by the re-election of the retiring member leaving 15 cases in which polls have to be taken.' On the unopposed returns the Libera's have a majority of two, 18 of the re-elected members beine Liberals and 16 Conservatives. Of the 15 seats which are being contested nine are at present held bv Liberals and six bv Conservatives.
Smith pleaded not guilty.—After hearing the evi- dence, the Chairman stated that as there was some doubtl the case would be dismissed. AFFILIATION. Mary Eliz. Richards, Tircoed-road, Glanamman, applied for an affiliation order against John Llew- ellyn (collier), now residing at 96, Victoria road, Hemsworth, near Wakefield.—Mr. W. L. Smith ap- peared for complainant, and an order of 3s. 6d. a week was made. A TRAMP SENTENCED. Geo. Donison, a tramping labourer, was brought up charged with the theft/ of three boys' shirts, value 2s. 6d., the property of Maurice Levenson from outside the Emporium, High-street, Amman- ford. P.S. W. J. Britten smartly arrested prisoner, who, when charged, said, "I was hard up or I would not have pinched them." Sentenced to a month's imprisonment with hard labour.
culty in dealing with this question in saying on the spot one house, was more necessary than another. The whole twelve must go to the pot to be boiled together. All would iiavo to be examined, and too bench were inclined to think that the proper courc) would be to adjourn them all and appoint a com- mittee to inspect them and then report which was least required. Mr. T. Geo. Williams (T. G. Williams and Hurley, solicitors, Llandilo) referring to the Mason's Arms, Gwynfe, said it wam a well-oonducted house, and tne people were respectable people who depended en- tirely on the trade of the house. It was also a hostel that afforded every convenienoo to those re- quiring it. If they would deal with it now he did not think it would take a great deal of timo. Tne police no understood were perfectly impartial had nothing to say against it and left it entirely to their worships. Dealing with the question of monopoly Judge Bishop said there were several ways of looking at the matter. Much depended on t'ne way a house was conducted. After further discussion the license of the Mason's Arms, those of the houses at Pontarlleche, Llan- ddausant and Llaru>adwrn were all renewed. Whilst a committee consisting of Aldermen C. P. Lewis, T. Watkins and Mr. E. P. Lloyd was appointed to visit the licensed houses in the village of Llanga- dock, and to report to the adjourned licensing Bessionjs. During tho sitting Judge Bishop said that a letter had been put in the hands of the bench from a gentleman from Cwmllynfeli, Swansea Valley, pay- ing he applied for accommodation at a certain public house in the town and that he could not obtain it. It ought to be clearly understood that all public houses with a double licenoe should have accommo dation for other things than the drinking of beer and spirits. They should be able to supply food and sleeping accommodation. If they did not do 00 it would be tne duty of the magistrates to look into tne question and see whether the houses were re- quired. A petition had been received from the Secretary to the local Free Churches stating that they under- stood tiiat notice of objection had been served on all the license holders in the parish and humbly praying their worships to refer for compensation all I- IPS licenses that were not required in the parish as well as those houses which were structurally unfit.. Judge Bishop pointed out that the position had entirely changed. The fairs were not now so large а,s they formerly were and people did not now have to travel to the lime kilns, for this reason tne require- ment for them every few hundred yards had dis- appeared. He had road in the papers and was Borry to learn it that Carmarthenshire was the most drunken county in the whole country. He did" not know it was so until he read the reports. The Chief Constable—Not in the agricultural districts. It applies more particularly to the mining centres and the mining district. Mr. T. Geo. Williams-That is no doubt due to the vigilance of the police. JUDGE IN THE BOX. John Harries, Coedweddys, was charged with being drunk in charge of a horse. Mr. T. Geo. Williams, Llandilo, prosecuted on behalf of the police. Judge Bishop said that when returning in his motor car from Llangadock to Dolgarreg, near Waun- ddu Common, he saw a horse on the off side of tne road standing, and a man lying down in front of t. He pulled up, got out, and found defendant there with his foot fast in the stirrup. The chaffeur got him loose and picked him up. He was drunk and could not stand. -Seeing his condition the Judge did not think it safe to allow him to remount his pony fearing he might fall off and get into a wor?e position, so he (Judge Bishop) led the pony back to tha first cottage on the road side about a mile away, and the chauffeur assisted the defendant. Wm. Wilson, a chauffeur in the employ of Judge Bishop corroborated. Defendant said he was not drunk, but had got a bit stunned through falling off tiie home. David Dicks deposed to meeting the defendant about 6 p.m. on Bran Bridge. He had arrived by train at Llangadock and spoke to defendant, who was all right then and walking grand. Dd. Evans deposed to meeting defendant who was then perfectly sober. Defendant told him that Judge Bishop's motor-car had passed them his pony got frightened and he fell. Dd. Jno. Davies, Bran Mill, said that there was nothing about defendant's breath or condition tnat would lefad him to believe that he had been drinking that day. Mr. T. Geo. Williams said he was not prepared to contend that the man might not have been sober at 6,,30; he might have recovered by that time. P.C. Joseph Rees said that he taw defendant at 6.40 between Llangadock Council School and Brane Mill, in oonsequenoo of a complaint made by Judge Bishop. He asked him where he had been that day, and he replied to Llandovery fair. He atJckd if witness had seen iiis pony somewhere as Judge Bishop had taken it away, and he did not know where it was. When witness saw defendant ho was sober, but from the smell of his breath he had evi- dently been drinking. Defendant on oatn denied that ho was drunk. The pony was afraid of motor-cars, and he fell through his foot getting fast in the stirrup. He was only on the ground about a minute, and was catching hold of the pony by the rein. He denied that he had been lifted up from the ground. Asked why he allowed the judge's driver to asswt him along if he was not drunk, defendant said he did not want to quarrel with tho judge (laughter). It was stated that there were previous convictions against the defendant for drunkenness. Col. Lloyd-Harri said that there was no doubt in the minds of the bench as to defendant being drunk, and, unfortunately, he was in that condition rather often, and nad been before this court before. Men like defendant were a nuisance to the public, and a danger to themselves. Only a few days befere a man was lying drunk on the road at night. and a motor-car got so near that .t pushed the man along. Had the man been killed they wou'd have said it was the fciult of the driver of the car, because although the man was (lead drunk at the time, in a quarter of an hour afterwards he was perfectly rober. So they believed defendant had recovered sobriety when he met his witnesses. He would be fined 5s. and costs. Judge Bishop said it was the case mentioned by Col. Lloyd-Harrievs that induced him to bring this case forward. His sole object in being officious in the matter was for the defendant's own safety, and the safety of the public. He did not ask for costs for either himself or his driver. SHEEP SCAB. Thomas Thomas, a local farmer, was charged with neglecting to report an outbreak of sheep scab on his farm. M.r T. Goo. Williams prosecuted. P.C. Joseph Rees deposed visiting defendant's farm on the 10th of January. From symptoms he saw on some of the sheep he questioned defendant, who replied that there was nothing much the matter with them, and tnat he could cure them himself better than he (the constable) could. Witness found six sheep suffering from scab of long f-tanding. De- fendant said he knew the regulations^ and that if he reported them he would not be able to sell them, but he did not intend selling any sheep without reporting the matter. The matter was reported to the inspector at Llandilo, who certified as to bix being affected with scab. Defendant said he dipped the sheep next day after bringing them from the mountain, and they were cured before the veterinary surgeon called. The Bench to'd him that he should nave reported the matter to the police, and that he knew that it was his duty to do so., but apparently he was trying to conceal the fact that they suffered from scab, believing he oould not soli them straight off if the fact became known. He seemed to care only about hinwlf, and nothing about his neighbours, and the need of isolating sheep so that the disease might not spread. The bench were perfectly satisfied, and he must bo punished for it. He would be fined L2 and costs.