CARMARTHEN UNDKtl THE 1 L -'I. t S EA H i "IILIGHT. | Oemp uoms. arid sit nll down ynn shall NIT bui.??, You shall net g", tiil I set you up a 1a.88, Where you in-y see the inmost rart of y-.m. ————— SIIAKKSPKAIUS. A poet is not altogether without honour in his own country. The works of Sir Lewis Morris are sold readily at Carmarthen rail- way bookstall. The cycling track in the Park appears to afford excellent practice as a toboggan. One or two of the slabs have been practically ruined by the irrepressible youngsters. The adventurous youth sits down on the track, and places his boots square en It and glides in a more or less swanlike fashion to the green turf beneath. It it bad for the track, and it is bad for the boots, but it is worse still for the portion of the boy's clothing which comes in for the greatest amount of friction, and parents arc enquiring frantically for estimates for suits made cf leather or galvanised iron. There is a very heroic policy adopted by a good many people in this town. When they are found out in some of their little games, they on doing the things out of bravado just to show hat they dcn't care. It is done on the same principle as induced Sixteen String Jack and others of his kind to "die game." There is going to be quite a number of deaths shortly so far as public life is con- cerned, and the principal actors may as well put the best face on it and die game—for die they will. A gentleman has been here, during the week dining on fire, and winding up with a kitchen poker as dessert. If this sort cf diet becomes general, we may snap our fingers at the fiscal policy and regard the price of bread with a calm indifference. On Saturday evening Carmarthen station was crowded, and a good deal of attention was attracted by two prisoners who came in handcuffed together between two policeman. One of the prisoners excited a good deal of sympathy because he was holding his hand- kerchief to his face. The general opinion was that he had been the victim of an outrageous assault, and through some miscarriage of jus- tice had had a term of imprisonment for his share in the row. As a matter of fact, the handkerchief was merely used to prevent recognition. There is a great falling off in the number of tramps who apply for hospitality as compared with the number this time last year. This may be caused by the extra labour imposed, or it may be attributable to the fact that we are having a finer summer than we had last year. 1 If practice makes perfection, then the bell ringers of St. Peters Church must be adepts. Some people suggest that the bells should be taken up to Merlin's Hill when the ringers want to have an evening with the bells, bells, bells. There was a short interpellation at Friday's meeting of the Town Council regarding the hawker of herbs, who has been allowed to occupy the public thoroughfare with his van, and to conduct business in the street. Mr White did not think that the Council had power to 'interfere with the man, and the Town Clerk was not very decided on the point, so the matter remains where it is. It is an extraordinary thing that the police have power to move on any loafer who ob- structs the thoroughfare, and to prosecute him for obstruction; while they have no power to interfere with an assembly of a couple of hundred persons who are listening to the oratory of a medicine man. Possibly there has been some recent legislation on the sub- ject. Some time ago when footpaths and towing paths were being lost right and left, I sugges- ted that by and bye the public would find that they had no right of way in King street or Lammas street. Recent developments show that this was but another case of a true word being spoken in jest. It is an extraordinary thing that not even an Italian can play a hurdy-gurdy for an hour in the streets without the permission of the Mayor, whilst a hawker can night after night turn the public street into a market place for his wares without anybody's consent. It must be without "anybody's consent" for surely nobody in authority would ever authorise such a thing. There is not such an overwhelming demand for medicine that our local authori- ties would feel it necessary to offer an extra- ordinary privilege and inducement to a non- resident so we are relutantly forced to the conclusion that our. streets are at the service of anybody who chooses to set up a van on the cobbles, and there to ply his trade! One argument which is used is that the huxter in question pays tolls to the market lessee. That is nothing to the point. That only gives him the right to sell his merchan- dise within the Borough. It does not affect the question of a title to a public thorough- fare. If I take out a license for a dog, that does not make the dog my property it may only prove that I am rather speculative to spend 7s (id on a dog which is not mine. You may take out a license to shoot game; but that does not authorise you to shoot over anybody's land. It only authorises you to kill game—if you can get any to kill. If the market rights include a title to set up a stand and to carry on trade in the street, then the market is a much more valuable asset that we have ever realised. It is to be hoped that this branch will continue to grow, and that next January we shall get at least an extra £1,000 a year for these additional market privileges. This may be some slight recompense to the ratepayers for the special disadvantages under which they are placed as compared with outsiders. If anything is an obstruction, it is no defence at all, even if permission were given by the Mayor and Corporation. The public thoroughfare does not belong to the Corpora- tion, and it does not belong to the Mayor. It does not even belong to the ratepayers. The public roads belong to the public. Any resi- dent, any traveller, even any foreigner living in the lving's peace has a perfect right to walk along any public road and to insist on any- thing being removed which obstructs the road way. Let that be remembered: the public roads belong to the public. Any permission which people have to set up standings-in the streets is not a bit more valuable tn if I gave such permission. So the only question which exists is whether the police have any right to interfere. It is really high time that the Carmarthen public formed some kind of an organisation to fight out matters of this kind. In Carmar- then at the present time, if the authorities do not interfere, that is an end of the business. But in most cases anybody who has .a grievance can take action for himself. It might be a seveie burden for one individual to undertake to fignt a case; but a Ratepayer's Association would fight the case very easily. There may be an excellent case to go on with although the public authorities won't move. In the case of Whittaker Wright, the Attorney- General thought that there was no ground for undertaking a prosecution yet others pro- ceeded, and the offender was convicted. When the Law officers of the Crown can be so hope- lessly wrong, it is more than likely fhat less eminent authorities would be sometimes found to nod. ■ The very existence of some such Association would have an intensely stimulating effect on the public life of the town. It is just a bit too rich that the Town Council should come to some kind of a decision, and that that should be the end of the matter. It is rather a peculiar kind of a House of Lords to give a final decision. Perhaps if we had some inde- pendent Association we should be able to test the legality of several other matters—for instance, the employment of Corporation men j paid out of the rates to assist at fetes and bazaars and the like which have nothing whatever to do with the work of the Corpora- tion. In the case of the County Council, or of the District Council any ratepayer could go before tne Government auditor and object I to these payments. > iííQ One of the glrrious "privileges'' of the I Ancient Borough is that there is no such roaJy method available for testing the legality of any particular payment. One or two cases do not matter much, but the downroad is very slippery and when we have embarked on this career cf using Corporation labour for other than Corporation purposes, we shall not feel too particular in the future about many other little things—except there is a sudden pull-up. Bad precedents are followed more readily than good ones and there are ever so many deserving causes which would be glad of this form of rate-aid. There have been announcements made recently of the names of boys and girls who have won scholarships at the Intermediate Schools in the county—Carmarthen amongst the number. It is a fact not generally appre- ciated that the scholarship as such only carries with it free tuition. The scholar is exempt from the fees but has to find the money for books, stationery, and other ex- penses—a sum which it is often stated is quite equal to the amount of the fees. The scholarships to be really useful should j include a sum sufficient to pay the reasonable school expenses of thosa winning them. Tn that way the successful candidates would be as free at the Intermediate as at the elemen- tary schools. It is true that those who win scholarships and find the school expenses a burden can apply to the managers for a 'bur- sary"—a certain sum of money to provide for j these expenses. But the bursary implies no ] merit at all, although it presupposes some kind of enquiry into the means of the parents. Now, although people with plenty of money who like to "deadhead" their way through life have no scruples about applying for such help, parents in straitened circumstances really do object to disclosing their poverty. The bursary really can be had for the asking; and considering the fact that the children who go in for these scholarships do not as a rule belong to wealthy families there is no reason why it should not be given without asking. Now that the intermediate school manage- ment is getting into new hands one of the little things which is worth enquiring into is the amount which intermediate education really costs. The fees vary from £3 3s a year in Whitland to 5s in Carmarthen; but that is only one item. There are books and stationery; there are needlework materials for the girls and possibly other expenses re- quired for the boys. Of one fact there can be no possible doubt; inteemrdiate^education has not yet been brought within the reach of the masses. A horse shoeing compeition was held at the Park last week in connection with tJw Agri- cultural show. The shoeing smith has not yet became a thing of the past, although it would be advisable for him in view of con- tingencies to learn something about motor-car potching. There was a fine pile of cinders left in the Park after some thirty blacksmiths had taken part in the competition. No doubt these will be tipped in some convenient corner; and a few centuries hence some antiquarian will probably unearth them, and write a learned treatise advancing fourteen different theories to account for the deposit. There has been a good deal of enquiry as to the great increase in the number of prisoners in Carmarthen gaol. That is due to the 1.1an- ellv people who patronise us now instead of sending their prisoners to Swansea as they used to do. This is a valuable addition, for Llanelly provides more prisoners than all the rest of the three counties put together. Any assault on an asylum patient always excites widespread indignation, because none of us know what we may come to one day ourselves. There are several tradesmen in Nott Square who have not much room in their back pre- mises, and they are thinking of stacking their packing cases in Nott Square. Packing cases are as good as vans, and Carmarthen tradesmen are as good as hawkers of herbal remedies. It is only now people are beginning to realise their pidveleges. One authority has said "Can you prove it is an obstruction P There is room to pass?" Dear me! So people can now pack the .street with anything they like so long as there is room for a person to pass. There is plenty of room for roundabouts then in Guildhall Square. One of the Guardians has stated that the inmates of the workhouse claim the right to go in and out as they like, and to defy the Board to do anything to them. This is a delusion fostered by too much indulgence. The inmates can be handed over to the police, if they get drunk—even if their drunkenness does not appear until they get inside. It is an offence to be drunk anywhere under the new Act. There arc many other things for which in- mates can be prosecuted. To disobey the orders of the Master, or to use bad language to any of the officials, or fifty other offences renders a pauper liable to be summarily con- victed as a "rogue and a vagabond" (three months). The law gives a captain of a ship power over his crew, a colonel over his regi- ment and paupers are no better than the rest of the community. Some of the doings of the Blue st. hooligans came before the Borough Bench on Monday last. A policeman was surrounded by a liowf- ing mob of hobbledehoys—half bovs and half men—had his whistle stolen, his helmet kicked off, and himself trampled upon. This surprises nobody who knows the Blue street gang. They simply carry on a Reign of Terror, trusting that their dirty tongues and general hooliganism will ensure them a free fling. The gang has been notorious for many years, and the one policeman who tackled it was finely mauled. There are three or four cases pending; and whether the police have got the right men is the matter to be decided. But whether these are the right ones or not, the matter has now come to a head. There are a hnndred or so hobbledehoys who think that no power in heaven or earth can touch them, and the gang has got to be rooted out. ALETHEIA.
Reviews. RAPHAEL TUCK'S POKTCARDS.—Messrs Raphael Tuck, the well known art publishing house and the pioneers of the picture postcard have initiated another competition for albums filled with their picture postcards. Competi- tors are restricted to 300 so that the com- petition depends on selection and not on the number. The postcards constitute a magni- ficent art gallery at a moderate price, em- bracing all forms of art—landscape, animal studies, sea-scenes, etc.—in all styles, water and oil colours, silverette and sapphire. There are also humorous cards free from a trace of that vulgarity which has done something to lower the picture postcard in the public esti- mation. GUIDE TO LAUGHARNE AND PENDINE. In this little work, Mr E. Awelrydd David, of Laugharne, gives an excellent compendium of attractions and the antiquities of old world Laugharne and its neighbourhood. As a guide book it is invaluable, whilst as a handbook to local lore, it deserves a permanent place on the bookshelf.
By the Way. It is said that the Russians are not inter- fering with German ships to the same extent as they do with British vessels. Of course not. Germany is ruled by a man with a mailed fist, whilst Great Britain is managed by a gang of fussy old women. Tfe 1 1 Ineie has been an extraordinary number of deaths in the Alps this year caused by people falling over precipices, while searching for the plant called edelweiss. This kind of thing will go on so long as the class of people, who at home must have a 'bus to carry them two miles, will when on a continental tour undertake tasks which would appal Sandow and make a cripple of Samson. ■lilt The man who deserves the most sympathy at the present moment is tile Chianman. He does not want to have anything to do either with Russ or Jap, and yet the pair of them are making a fine mess of his country by making it a oock-pit in which to fight out their quarrel, 11 two of your neighbours came into i your parlour to have a few rounds, there is no doubt of cue result—your crockery will bo; smashed. + + + + 4- 4- 4. 4- A Cardiff daily paper offered three scholar- ships valued at £300 each— £ 100 each for three years, tenable at any University College in the Kingdom—for competition. The scholarships were to be wen by coupons— pieces of the paper cut out. Candidates had to buy as many copies of the paper as they could, and get their friends to do likewise, and to send in the coupons cut. out. The total coupons received numbered 1,302,032. As the paper cost Id a copy this means 2s 8d worth of papers purchased in order to try for £900 worth of scholasrhips. It has been good business all round. The winner cf the first prize sent in over £1,000 worth of coupons. + + + + 4- 4* 4* -to A Newport man has been fined five guineas j for smashing his wife's face and blacking her two eyes. It is a lucky thing for him, that it was not a dog he so maltreated, or he would have had a month for cruelty to animals. + + + t 4- 4. 4- 4- The Vicar of Skewen has been lamenting national apostasy and urging people to be j loyal to the "Catholic Church." It happens however to be a matter of common knowledge that the nation has always been at-the lowest ebb morally when people have been most faith- fill and loyal to the Chnrch. It is when people j have risen against the Church—as in the time of the Reformation and the Nonconformist revival—that Christianity has been strongest. AXTI-HUMBUG.
Hooliganism at Carmarthen. SATURDAY NIGHT IN BLUE STREET, CONSTABLE SURROUNDED BY HOWL- ING MOB. HIS HELMET SMASHED AND HIS WHISTLE STOLEN. j At the Carmarthen Borough Police Court 011 Monday, some revelations were made of the reign of terror which has become notorious j in Blue street. Edward Phillips (aged I(5), who lives at lí, Mill street and David Evans (aged l(i) who lives in Shaw's lane were charged with assault ing the police. Mrs Phillips, mother of Edward Phillips, was charged with attempted rescue. P.C. Llewelyn said that at 10.30 p.m. on Saturday night he was going down Blue street when he was set on by a crowd of big boys who began throwing stones at him. He saw Phillips picking up a bucket from a garden and throw it at him. The bucket hit him in the chesti He arrested the defendant, a.nd a mob of about 100 surrounded him, and accompanied him to the police station. The defendant Evans threw a stone at him, and hit him on the left side. Evans was in the crowd. Mrs Phillips then came up, and attempted to rescue her son. She scratched the constable and tore at his tunic. He blew his whistle, and one of the boys broke the chain and stole his whistle. Mrs Phillips caught his helmet, threw it down, and the crowd broke i £ He was knocked down, and trampled on. P.C. Jones came up, and all three defendants were run in. He was ill now where he had been assaulted. P.C. Jones gave corroborative evidence. P.C. Rees said that about 10 o'clock he saw a crowd of fifteen or twenty youths coming out of the Falcon Inn, shouting and laughing, the defendants amongst them. The two boys denied that they were the offenders, and stated that the constable in his excitement had mistaken them. The Constable said that he had proceeded by summons against two others, who would come before the liench next Monday. The decision in this case was adjourned, pending the hearing of the other cases, until next Monday.
Carmarthen Rural District Council. A meeting of the Carmarthen Rural Dis- trict Council was held at the Townhall, on Saturday, at 1 p.m. Mr J. T. Williams (Llan ginning), the chairman of the Council, pre- sided. THE LATE CLERK. The Chairman propoesd a motion express- ing regret at the death of the late Mr Rowland Browne, the Clerk, and expressing sympathy with the relatives in their bereavement.—Mr John Phillips, in seconding, said that he was present at the meeting at which Mr Browne was appointed.—Mr B. R. Thomas supported the motion, and the Medical Officer (Dr LI. Bowen Jones), and Mr E. Morgan (Surveyor) having spoken to the same effect, the vote was carried unanimously.—Mr John Saer was appointed to act temporarily, and a com- mittee was appointed to confer with the Guar- dians with the view of appointing a new clerk. ST. CLEARS (BLUE BOAR) WATER SUPPLY. The report of the committee which had gone into this matter was adopted. The Com- mittee recommended the fixing of three addi- tional standpipes and the removal of another to a more convenient position. LLANDDOWROR BRIDGE. Mr E. Morgan reported that Llanddowror bridge had been completed, and was givino- every satisfaction. The contractor applied for the payment of the final instalment; but it was decided to keep the final instalment in hand for the number of months specified in the contract. FERRYSIDE DRAINAGE. A discussion arose over some drains at Ferryside.—Mr John Phillips proposed that they go in for a thorough sheme of drainage and charge it to the parish.—Mr W. J. Thomas thought that it would be better to defer the matter until Mr Bowen was present, and then he and Mr Phillips could have a tussle for it. NO BYE-LAWS FOR SHEDS. An application was put in for permission to erect a workshop of wood and corrugated iron near Crwbin.—The Medical Officer said that they had no bye-laws dealing with buildings of this kind.—Mr W. J. Thomas Do you mean to say that we have no power to pass a plan of this kind. There are many buildings of this kind about the country.—The Clerk said that they could not pass such a plan.—It was deci- ded to do nothing in the matter. CWMYGLO BRIDGE. Mr Gomer Henry (Surveyor) reported that there would be a good deal of filling in re- quired at the approach to Cwmyglo Bridge, Llanarthney.—Mr W. J. Thomas said that he hoped this would not mean more delay they had been talking about this bridge three years, and had not done anything yet. He was ashamed to look the people in the face, because ater talking about it so long; they had done nothing yet.— It was decided to have another conference with the representatives of the County Council on the subject. LAUGHARNE AGAIN. It was decided to pay the £10 already pro- mised for the improvement of the road near the Grist, in connection with the weighbridge. — A discussion arose over a proposal to con- tribute £25 towards the erection of a wall or the building of an arch to keep the road dry at the Grist.—Mr W. J. Thomas said that they had spent more money on Laugharne than 011 all the rest of the district. Mr Mor- gan always made plans for the improvement of Laugharne, and he was always backed up by the members for that neighbourhood. They always knew that there was going to be some more money proposed to be spent when they saw Mr Morse there; Mr Morse was like the stormy petrel; there was sure to be mis- chief when he was seen. In order to counter- balance matters there ought to be a vote of j £:100 additional for the filling up of the approaches to the bridge at Cwmyglo. He did not oppose any necessary improvement; but he thought that Laugharne appeared to be getting all the improvements.—Mr Herbert Howells It Ji ts been neglected in the past.— Mr Morse said that nearly all the money spent on Laugharne was charged to the I special district. There had been more spent on Llanddowror bridge than had been spent 011 Laugharne in ten years. Mr Williams: (Sanitary Inspector) said that when the tide came in, it brought back all the old tins which had been thrown in.—Mr W. J. Thomas pro- posed that in future they adopt the County Council schemo-only to vote money for new works at u.e beginning of the year. —It was decided by an overwhelming majority to vote J the money asked for.
Carmarthen Borough Pol ce Crort. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr E A. Roger.;) Mr Thomas Thomas, Wellfield; and Mr James Davies, Redhelme. HIS THIRTIETH CONVICTION j Daniel Rae, of Mill street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Llewelyn said that at 11.20 p.n. on | the 24th inst., he was Oil the Square He i heard shouting in Mill street. There he found the defendant cursing and swearing and using obscene language. Defendant said that he was talking to his wife. P.S. Phillips said that there were 29 pre- vious convictions against the defendant He was also a black-lister. The Mayor said that the defendant would be fined 10s and costs, which was the .owest fine they could inflict, or 7 days impison- ment. BAD LANGUAGE IN THE PARK. John Jones, of Mill street was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on the 20th August. P.C. Llewelyn said that at 6.15 p.m. or the day in question, he found the defendant dmnk and shouting bad language at the top ot his voice. Defendant said that it had arisen because he had taken liis sister's part against his brother in law. The policeman came into the house. This was earlier in the day. in the Park he was coming from his work at the Gas-house. Defendant was fined 10s inclusive. ASSAULT ON AN ASYLUM PATIENT Joseph John Evans, late an attendant at the Joint Counties Asylum, was charged with ill-treating a patient.—Mr James John appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Lunacy Commissioners. Mr Thos. Walters appeared for the defence. Mr James John in opening the case said that it was bad enough for the poor patients to be confined in the asylum, even if they had the most humane and the most kind treat- ment and therefore if the Bench were satis- fied that the offence had been committed, they would inflict an exemplary penalty. Thomas Evans, deputy charge attendant of Ward No. 1 said: I have been seven years in the service of the Asylum, and have held my present post three and a half years. On Fri- day, the 1st July, 1 was supervising the bath- ing of the patients at No. 2 ward. The bath room is seven yards by four, with four baths in it. On this day there was a patient William Thomas, who was being bathed by attendant T. J. Jones. Defendant was in charge of the next bath No. 3. It was no part of defendant's duty to interfere with the patients in No. 4 bath which was in charge of T, J. Jones. 1 saw defendant go from his own bath, and hit the patient Wm. Thomas on the nose. He hit him with his fist twice. I was standing at the door between the bath room and the adjoining lavatory. The patient was in a stooping position, one hand on the left side of the bath, the other on the window sill. I don't believe he said anything. I went up to him; I found that he was bleeding from a cut on the nose and was also bleeding through the nostrils. With the assistance of T. J. Jones, I put the patient back in the bath, bathed his nose till the blood ceased running; he was afterwards taken owt, wiped and dressed, and taken back to M.2 ward. While we were wiping him he was erying; he is an epileptic patient. 1 spoke to defendant about hitting the patient that was" after the patient was bathed. That was a few minutes afterwards. It did not take long to stop the bleeding; it was a small cut. When I spoke to Evans, he took it in a surprised way, as if he knew nothing about it. This patient was rather stubborn in getting out of the bath. The patient is a middle-aged man. Cross-examined by Mr T. Walters: At the entrance to the room I was examining the patients to see if there were any sores or bruises on them. It is usually Mr Ben Thomas' (the head attendant's) duty to exa- | mine the patients so; but he had temporarily | delegated it to me. I was not out of the bath room for a time. If any others say that I was out at the time, they are telling what is untrue. I do not remember whether the patient jtfassett was there at the time. I had occasion to go out, but not at this time. It took an hour and three quarters to bathe 70 patients, taking four at a time. William Williams could have seen this very well; he was in a position to see. He was nearer than I was. Mr Walters: Are you jealous of this man ? Witness: Not at all, sir. Had you ever had a little dispute with'him about a fortnight before this?—Nothing what- ever sir. Did you have a talk with him about a girl? —No, sir. Were you and he fond of the same girl?— Not to my knowledge. Do you really mean to say that ?—I do, sir. Didn't you have a talk with him about one of the girls who is an attendant there?—Yes, and I have talked with him about the girls there, not any particular one. 1 don't kaow who you are alluding to. Did you talk about them all?—I have spoken to him about different nurses there. Can you give me the names of one or two perhaps we shall hit on the right one? Mr James John: Isn't it fairer that my friend should mention the name of the girl instead of going through them all? f Mr Walters 1 think it is a great compli- ment to the girls." 1 don't think there is any objection to mentioning her name. Weren't you and he fond of Florrie Morgan?—I can- not say sir. Perhaps you can answer for yourself?—I was in that girls company two years ago; 1 have discontinued ever since. Has he been sinceP-I cannot say about that. Cross-examined by Mr Walters, said that when he went ifJ see Mr John he told Thomas Rice "Mind you say that I was in the bath room at the time." Thomas Royce, an attendant, gave corro- borative evidence. There was no remark made by anybody when the blow was struck. He would swear that the patient did not have a short fit and knock his nose against the bath. He^ would easily know if a patient had a fit. If r. Evans said that he had said "Mind tell that I was in the bath room," he was tell- ing an untruth. David Davies, formerly of Llanelly, said that he had been for seven years a patient at the Asylum. He had been for two years help- ing to wipe the patients in the bath room. Asked by the Clerk what he had seen: "I saw Mr Evans give him a clout because he was a bit stubborn getting out of the bath, I don't think he meant to hurt the patient. A clout will do good occasionally. 1 have had a clout myself, and I have given a clout. The Clerk: There are a good many at large not as sane as this fellow. Witness: 1 had a worse clout once or twice myself; but I did not cry. The Clerk Did he strike him more than one blow?—I do not think it is necessary to say anything more. It is necessary.—I am not bound to say yes, and 1 am not bound to say no. Do you know whether Evans saw the blow struck?—I don't know; I am very sorry I saw it myself. Mr Walters: You have been examined by Dr Goodall ? • Witness: Yes. Do you think you are bound to tell the truth to him.(Not to him in particular more than to anybody else. Did you say anything?—No. Didn't you think it serious?—I would have thought it more serious if I had had the blow myself. I would not have pressed the case if I had had the blow. Mr T. Walters in his address for the defence said that he agreed with what Mr John had said as to the necessity of protecting the patients; but there was another class who ought to be protected, and that is the attend- ants. This offence was alleged to have taken place on the 1st July. Defendant first heard of it on the 2nd July, when he was suspended. On the 27th July he received a letfer from the Medical Supt. requesting him to attend the following day, which was the day of the quarterly meeting of the Committee. He was not asked to attend before the Committee to give any explanation whatever. The matter was decided from an outside point of view, and he was dismissed. That was a very extra- ordinary proceeding. Mr John said that if Mr Walters was allowed to make these statements, he must ask for an opportunity to contradict them. Mr Walters It is a fact; he was not asked to attend before the Committee. Mr James John The Committee has noth- ing to do with it. Mr Walters: The committee ought to have initiated proceedings; their Clerk if they had instructed him could have taken these pro- ceedings. They did not do anything of the kind. I suppose, with their authority, the man was dismissed. Mr James John Not with their authority, Mr Walters said that it was a rule when an attendant was dismissed summarily that the matter had to be reported to the Lunacy Commissioners. If the attendant had a month's notice, it would not have been neces- sary to report the matter. The Asylum Com- mittee had never heard of the thing except in a one-sided way. They had heard lately of men being convicted Avrongfully, and in deal- ing with this case, they would find that they would have great responsibility in deciding it. Thomas John Jones said: I have been an attendant since the 25th April. I was attend- ing to this man. J. J. Evans did not strike him. Nobody struck him. His nose bled. He was very much like as if he had had a fit when he came out of the bath. He looked as if he was getting up from a fall, with one hand on the ledge of the window, and one on ¡ the edge of the bath. 1 did not see it happen. I was looking out of the window at a patient outside. Then i saw Evans coming in through the door. Mr James Davies said that he ought to have been looking after the patients, and not I through the windalv 01" at the door. Cross-examined I heard a scream behind me I cannot say from whom it came. I did not turn round when I heard it. William Williams, an attendant, gave similar evidence. Thomas Bassett, another patient, was called. Asked if he lived in the Asylum, he said "Oh, yes, I'm one of the eonvicts." He went on to say that he had had to undergo an operation ? The Clerk Are you cleair in the head now ? Witness Oh, yes there has never been any- thing wrong in our family. Did he say who knocked him?—He might say I did it. He is not right in the head. Defendant was sworn and gave evidence. He said that he saw the patient fall down in the bath—probably he had a slight fit. Evans asked him afterwards" Did you hit that patient. ) Mr Walters put in the letter of Dr Goodall asking the defendant to call on the day of the Committee at 1.1.3 p.m. Mr James John said that this had nothing to do with the case. Mr Walters said that the Committee had control in dismissing the attendants. Mr James John: They have not. Mr Walters Why was this man asked to attend at 1.15 p.m. on the committee day. The Clerk: The fact probably is that Dr Goodall brought the matter before the Com- mittee the Committee did not want to have anything to do with it, and threw it back in Dr Goodall's hands. Defendant said that Evans had a spite against him, and had said that he would be "level with- him" for coming up with a girl one night. The Bench convicted, and fined defendant the lowest penalty in their pOWCl"-£2. TilE BISHOPS' PALACE IN DANGER. George Rae, of Mill street and Thoma:, Thomas, an excursionist .rom the Swansea ¡ Valley, Mere charged with being drunk and disorderly.—P.C. Llewelyn found them drunk at G.30 p.m. 011 Saturday night. Rae asked the Bench not to send him to prison, as he had a job at the Bishop's Palace.—The Bench fined him 10s "and costs.
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Carmarthen County i olice Court. FRIDAY.—Before Mr C. W. Jones. NON-PAYING GUESTS. John Pickin, William Green, Frederick Page, and Avilliam Clarke, four tramps, were charged with sleeping in a hay shed in Pen- sarn, belonging to Mr D. E. Williams, of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel.-P.C. Thomas Llewellyn Lewis and P.C. Britton gave evid- ence, and the prisoners were sent to gaol for 14 days. SATURDAY.—Before Mr Dudley Williams- Drummond, Portiscliff (in the cliair), Mr C. VV. Jones (vice-chairman), Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyn; and Mr J. Lloyd Thomas, Gilfach.' MORE NON-PAYING GUESTS. John Fielding, William Thomas, John Regan, and Thomas Burns, were charged by P.C.'s Britton and Lewis with sleeping in the place mentioned in the previous case.— Defendants were sent to prison for 14 days hard labour. DRUNKEN RAILWAY PASSENGER. Thomas Thomas, Ffostrasol Inn, near Llan- dyssul, was charged with having been intoxi- cated in a Great Western Railway carriage on July 14th, and also with having obstructed an official in the execution of his duty at Llan- pmnpsaint Station on the same date. The evidence showed that defendant, who did not appear in court, had behaved himself in a dirty way on the platform, and he was fined £1 and costs for each offence—a total of £2 19s—or, in default, a month's hard labour in each case, the sentences to run concurrently. A MOTORIST'S OFFENCE. J. S. Lester, living at Furnace Lodge, Car- marthen, was charged by P.C. James Williams with using his motor car at 9.15 p.m. on the 18th inst at the parish of Llangunnor without having a rear light to illuminate the identifi- cation plate.—Defendant was fined 5s. and 8s. costs.—Mr T Walters appeared for the defendant.
Blondes v. Brunettes. LIABILITY TO PARTICULAR DISEASES. At the British Association on Friday Dr. F. C. Shrubiall delivered an important address upon a comparison of the physical characters of horpital patienis with those of healthy individuals from tha same areas, with suggestions as to the inflBence of selection by disease on the constitution of city populations. From a very large number of tabulated observations his conclusions were that blonde type persons suffered more than those of brunette type from disorders of a rheumatic nature such is tonsilitis, acute rheumatism, and heart disease, while the reverse was the case with pul- monary tuberculosis, nervous disordcis, paiticularly epilepsy, and cancer. Moreover, disease during childhood fell more heavily on the fair element. This element was at; its maximum duiing the earliest period of life, but diseases and city life lessened both its numbers and propprtiou until the age of 20 to 25, owing to sudden rise of mortality from pulmonary tuberculosis, the chief cause of death at this period of life, the daiker element < began to suffer severely. Thus the relative frequency of darker individuals was then dimin- ished. The most overarowded areas were the most brunette arias, and also those in which the infant mortality—i.e., of blonde children—was the greatest. That these areas did not become still more brunette was perhaps to be explained by the earlier rise in the overcrowded areas ot mortality 1 from pulmonary tubercloeis, the greatest scourge during the child-bearing periods of life.
Sauiiclersfoct L steddfod. The annnd cist odd u>d aL SaundersiY the pt'etty Pembrokeshire seaside rosort, 1:- neiu on Augilst 1:4 in a large mwquee, an;i oviu to be a great success in every way. -auti- inl weather favoured the eveiit, ami good surplus will be available to swell the fl..Ici for improving the public lighting of the streets. The presidents at the crowded meetings were Sir Charles Philipps, Bart. Picton Castle; and Mr v. H. Vickerman, J.P., Saundersfoot conductor, Mr W. Abraham, Al.P. (Mabon); accompanist, Mr R. Williams, L.R.A.M.; adjudicators of music, Mr Arthur J. Greenish Mus. Bac., Cantab, Fellow and Professor of the Royal Academy of Music; literature, the Rev J. Lloyd n llHams -.A., Tenby; prize bags, Mrs Clement. Evans, Saundersfoot; secretaries, Messrs James Vaughan and Chas. P. Turl, Saundersfoot. The eisteddfod song, "Beloved is the morn," M as rendered by Aliss Chase, of Chicago, Mho received a splendid reception. Awards:— Prize bags: 1, Mis Harvey, Coedrath, Saun- dersfoot 2, Miss Waters, Old Mill, Stepaside. Gins' Unison Choir (15 to 20 voices) under 10 years, "Omvard" Sardis, Saundersfoot, conducted c<y Mrs David. Pianoforte solo, "Elegantemente" Miss Florence Cornish, Pembroke Dock. Literary composition, humorous, iinpunc- tuated prose reading (about 150 words): Divided between Wilfrid LeM'is, Haverford- west Thomas David, Saundersfoot and "Mic Walker, whose name did not transpire. Contralto solo, "Guiding Light" 1, Miss Thomas, Tenby. Recitation, "The Bridge of Sighs" Miss Lizzie David, St. David's street, Llanelly, who also won last year. Double quartette, "Killarney" Sardis, Saundersfoot, conducted by Mr 'John Lewis. After the singing of -Ml hail the power of Jesu's name," Mabon leading, there Mas an interval, and on resuming, Sir Charles Philipps spoke of the power of music. Mr Vickerman also spoke, a,id said lie v. as glad to have Mabon amongst them, as he Mas a man Mhom employed and employers looked up to as a most straightforward man (hear, hear) The other aM-ards Mere: Congregational choir ^(troni^oiie congregation*, tune, "St. Jude 1, Sardis, Saundersfcut, conducted by Mr John Lewis. Tenor solo, "The Sta'loss Crown": 1, Mr Samuel Jenkins, Llanelly; 2, Mr E. J. 'Pro- theroe, Pembroke. Baritone solo, "The Boatman": 1, Mr Jos. Reynolds, Haverfordwest (invested by Ladv Philipps). Soprano solo, "The Promise of Life": 1 Miss Lizzie Davies, Neyland. Five minutes speech on ''Sympathy": Mr Thomas James, Clynclerwen. Ladies' choir, "Sleep, my darling sleep": M St. Clears, conducted by Mr Joseph Williams, ■ St. Clears. Duet, "We were two boys together" Messrs Samuel Jenkins and John Amos Jones, H Llanelly. Chief choral (not under 50 voices): (a) Stone Him to Death, ") "Happy and Blest H e •' Only one choir, the Narberth H combination, conducted by Mr John Harries H ,and was awarded the prize of £ lo] Male voice choir (not under 30 voices) "The H Crusader; prize, £ 10 10s. Three choirs H competed and sang in the following order ■ namely: Martletwy, conductor, Mr Brenig I Jones; Haverfordwest, Mr James Adams° ■ and Llanfallteg, Mr Benj. Phillips. Dr I Greenish said the first two choirs were much H in advance of the third, and if there was half H an ounce in favour of either of the arst two it Mas in favour of Haverforthvest, to MIIOIU ne awarded the prize amid loud cheering. H A splendid concert was held in the evening H when the chief attraction Mas the singing of H the Royal Quartette, who took the prize at I the Chicago World's Fair and of the winners M t o c ie^ choral and mule voice competi- I
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