Carmarthen Rural District Council The monthly meeting oif the Carmarthen Rural District Council was held at the Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen, on Saturday. Mr John Lewis, Llangendeirne (chairman of the Council) presided. A STABLE. The committee which had bpen appointed to visit the place recommended that the trustees of Eliim Park Baptist Chapel be allowed to erect a staible on a piece of road- side waste on the usual conditions. This was agreed to. A TRAM-ROAD WANTED. Mr Ridley applied for permission to make a colliery tramroad over the highway at Clo s-iss a >f, L1 a na r thnev. The Clerk said that they could not grant permission to anybody to commit a nuisance on the highway, and it might be held that a tram-road was a nuisance. The Council might however to the extent of their legal power?,—which were practically nil—enter into an agreement with the applicants to pay an acknowledgment and to make the tram- road on certain terms. These tram-roads should only be made under a provisional order. (Mr W. J. Thomas thought that they ought to have the opinion of the locality. ° Mr Brazell moved, and Mr Griffith Morris seconded, that permission be granted. Mr John Jones said that he believed that the Board of Trade required either a bridge or a subway. Mr D. John moved that the matter be de- ferred as they had no legal power he did not think that they ought to grant it too readily. Mr Gomer Henry (Surveyor) said that it was a matter which ought to be looked into very carefully. Although they did not wish to obstruct the development of the district, they would want to make some terms. Level crossings were often a. nuisance. The matter was deferred for a month, and a committee was appointed to visit the place in the meantime and to report. ROAD OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC. Mr John Francis wrote on behalf of the owner offering to the public the road leading from Cwmibach to Tanerdy, and connecting Pontveates with Pontnewydd. Mr Gilbert said that it was a very con- i venient road and formed the base of a tri- angle. He hoped to have a meeting of the local ratepayers and to have a collection to raise the money required. LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS. Reference was also made to the proposed bridge at Pontnewydd. Mr Gilbert said that the inhabitants did not see why they should contribute to the maiking of the bridge, while the inhabitants on the other side were not required to con- tribute towards the half paid by Llanelly. Mr Griffith Morris asked how much had been contributed locally towards Cwmyglo ,lo bridge. Mr W. J. Thomas: W nearly paid for it altogether. Mr Gilbert said that if there was an aCCii- dent there, the Council Avould have to pay hundreds of pounds. Mr W. J. Thomas said that this Council always got a lbcal contribution. Notwith- standing the threats thrown out by Mr Gil- bert (laughter), lie maintained that they ought to adhere to the practice. Mr Griffith Morris seconded Mr W. J. Thomas, and the amendment was carried. Mr Gilbert: It makes no difference to me. THE BUILDING DIFFICULTY AT ST. (MARS. A discussion arose again over the proposed plan of a house on the roadside at St. Clears. An offer was made to set back the wtall two feet. This would leave the road 16ft. 2ins. wide at the narrowest point.—It was agreed to pass the plan. WATER SUPPLIES. The Clerk read the terms equal for the grant of a water supply to Carway. These included t.5 rent merged in a royalty of 3d i per 1,000 gallons besides various other con- ditions. Mr Gilbert said that the terms were un- reasonable. He thought they ought to ap- proach Mr C. E. Morris. The land belonged to the representatives of the late Sir Lewis Morris. Mr Davies was standing in his own light as this was for the developement of the district. If they adjourned the matter for the present he would see if he could get some- one to approach Mr Morris. I letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board enclosing a petition from Mr A. G. Harries and others, regarding the need of a Avater supply at Pontyberem..—This was re- ferred to the Water Committee. A BONFIRE. The inhabitants of Penygroes and neigh- bourhood wrote protesting against the burn- ing of the Gilfach coal tip. Some of their houses (they said) were within three yards of a mass of fire. They said that the sulphur- ous fumes Avere poisonous; the fire could be extinguished now but not later on. They alleged that the tenant did it against the advice of Mr Drummond, the agent of the ewner (Lord Cawdor). It was decided to communicate with Mr Drummond on the subject. Mr W. J. Thomas said that the tenant pro- bably rented the tip for grazing purposes, and (burned it so -as to make the grass sweeter. APPOINTMENT OF SANITARY INSPECTOR. The Clerk said that. he had received 55 applications for the post of Sanitary Inspec- tor for the Llangendeirne sub-district at a salary of t75 a year, and JE5 a year for a bicycle. 33 of them did not state that they could speak Wei fell. It was very unfortun- ate. It occurred in this way; some of the service papers referred in a paragraph to the advertisement, but they did not state that a knowledge of Welsh was required. These 33 men, lie supposed, must go by the Board. 1"8." Mr 1). John: Take the list as it is. .Mr Gilbert: It is a waste of time to go through these English applicants. Mr B. Phillips: We can vote for a man who is not certificated. The Clerk said that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Local Govern- ment jjoard. It Avas for them to decide whether they would allow an uncertificated man to be appointed. Mr B. Phillips said that his object in en- quiring was Avhether it would be possible to appoint an unqualified man on condition that he took the certificate Avithin six months. The Clerk: They generally expect 0, quali- fied man. There are cases in which they have approved of unqualified men, subject to their passing Avithin a certain time. Mr AN. J. Thomas: The question is whether no are to adirere to the terms of the adver- tisement or not. Mr Phillips: It is a great pity to thioAv the lbcal applicants aside at one swoop. Give them a chance. the first lb.allot. Mr W. E. Jones, Rock Hill, Llanarthney (aged 26) received 14 Azotes; 'Mr Geo. Morgan, foreman. Llan- 2Uiinor (aged 35) received 6 and Mr Dan Jenkins, certificated sanitary inspector, I I W lntliand, 3; and a few others one each. At the second ha,Tlot. Mr W. E. Jones received 19 Arotes, Mr George Morgan 4. and Mr Dan Jenkins 5. Mr Jones was appointed. He promised to qualify Avithin six months*.
Llandilo Rural District Council. The chiair was occupied by Mr L. N. Powell TRACTION TRAFFIC. Mr J. Llewellyn said he had been asked to ask on behalf oif a good many ratepayers, if the district roads were open to heavy trac- tioiii, a,iild if so could they insist on the owners of traction engines paying for the damage they did.—The Clerk said each case would depend on its merits No doubt they could apply for damage done by excessive traffic. He could not answer without having the whole of the facts before him. In Cwm- amiiita,ii, the water pipes burst, but in some cases there was only three inches of surface above them.)fr Llewelyn said the con- tractors for removing stones at Brynamman had paid the County Council £ 150, whilst the district roads were not near so strong to bear the same t,iaffir,Chalrz)ian: Give the Clerk details.—Mr LleAvelyn said that in parts the district roads were so marrow one could not pass the traction engine Avitli a barrow.—(Mr W. Williams: It would be a good thing -for the surveyor to go up and re- port.—This was agreed to.
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. The Carmarthen Board of Guardians met at the Workliotise on Saturday. Tlie, o in-ei e presiit: Mr D. L. Jones, Deivwyn (chairman) Messrs John Williams and D. H. Davies, Abergwili; D. "Williams, Abergwili; B. Phil lips and John Davies, Conwil; B. R. Thomas and John Bedford, Laughanie; W. J Thonas and W. Brazell, Llanarthney; W. Rees, alLndawke; E. Davies, Llangunnoo.\ Griffith Morris, Llan-pumpsaint; B. Thomas. I Ll'anddowro r; James Jones, Llangain John Lewis and D. T. Gilbert, Llangendeirne, J. T .Williams, Llangimning; David .Phillips Llaiigunnor John Francis, Llanstephan T. Davies, Merthyi D. Edwards, Newcburch D. John, St. Clears; John Jones, St. Ish- mael; D. G. Bowell, Treleel) Stephen Stephens (oo-opted member); Rev A. Fuller Milis, Messrs J. T. Lewis, J. P. Lewis, and L E. A. Rogers, Carmarthen. ) OUTDOOR RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officers showed the amount Of outdoor relief distributed during the fortnight ended on the previous Board day to have been: 1st week, 962 pau- pers, a decrease of 11 as compared with the corresponding week last year; expenditure, tl40 8s, an increase of 14s 4d. Second week: 953, a decrease of 13; expenditure, £ 134 4s, an increase of 9s 6d. TREASURER'S REPORT. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous Board-day to have been £2,842 17s 7d. THE MASTER'S REPORT. The Master, in his report for the fortnight ended the 25th June, stated"Periodicals were kindly given by Miss Richards, Picton terrace, for the inmates. The Rev D. J. Thomas, English Congregational Church, con ducted Divine Service at the house on the 13th inst. Messrs J. Patagonia Lewis and B. Phillips visited the house on the 17th inst. and their report is as follows: 'I paid a visit in company with Mr Patagonia Lewis, and went through the Stores, and examined the provisions and found that all the goods sup- plied were up to sample. We beg to recom- ment that in ifutu're Spili'er's "red tie" be supplied instead of "fines," the difference of 2s Gd in the price will he a saving as more bread can be made and of superior quality out of "red tie" than from "fines" as now sup- plied. We also visited the boiler room, and recommend removing the brick partition which divides the boiler room from the empty room so as to make it 'big enough for the workmen to use it as aworkshop. We went over the whole 'building, fund all clean and tidy, and the inmates all seemed happy and cheerful.' Mr John Francis, Guardian for Llanstephan, visited the house on the 22nd inst., and made the foil'owing entry: 'I pad a surprise visit to the house to-day and went over the whole building and was very much pleased to find everything in such good order. and feel very grateful to the Master and Matron for the able and satisfactory manner in which everything is kept.' Mr David Phillips visited the house on the 25th inst., and the following is his report: "Visited the house and found everything as it should be.' The number of inmates in the house on the last day of the week was 73 as against 57 for the corresponding period last year. The nii-m- her of casual paupers relieved during the fortnight was 137." NO PULLING DOWN. The Guardians were unanimously of opinion that it was not advisable to do any- thing to the engine room. Mr W. J. Thomas said that it was too soon to begin to pull' down. FLOUR AND FLOUR. A discussion then iarose on the respective merits of the two kinds of flour. Mr B. Phillips said that his experience was that bread made out of "Red Tie" was far superior to that made out of "Fines," and it would be possible to get more sixpenny loaves out of a sack. In the end it would be a saving. It was decided to have "Red Tie" in future. Rev A. Fuller Mills: Perhaps Spillers will make us an allowance for advertising "Red Tie." Mr D. Phillips: I will see to that for my- self (Jfaughter). SLOW PAYERS. The Clerk reported that Llanfihangel and Llanpumpsaint had not yet paid their calls. Unless they paid that day, summonses would be issued against the overseers. Mr Griffith Morris: Serve them right (laughter). BOARDING OUT. The Association of Poor Law Union for- warded a resolution which they askyd the Carmarthen Guardians to adopt. This pro- tested against the proposal to take away the option which the Guardians had of appoint- ing a voluntary Boarding-out Committee to work with them. The Clerk explained that in some large towns, the Guardians appointed a committee of non-memibers- mostly ladies to assist them in the work of boarding out the children. Rev A. Fuller Mills said that he did not see any use in having such a committee. He did not see that it would serve any useful purpose. Mr Griffith Morris said that it might be very useful in large towns. Rev A. Fuller Mills I move that we let it lie on the taible. The Clerk: You are against the recom- mendation then. TEA PENSIONS. The Clerk said that he had had a letter with respect to the widows who had claims for Nelson's tea pensions. There was a certain, small sum coming to them. Those who were to have been entitled to. 10s a week would get a lump sum of kl 12s, and the 5s pensioners would get 16s. THE CONTRACTOR'S BILL. The Clerk said that he had received a letter from 'Mr Rees Davies, who objected to the sum which the Guardians offered him. He asked for the appointment of an inde- pendent man to decide how .much he should be paid. He did not, name any particular sum which he claimed. „ Mr J. Jones: I thought that was finished now. The Chairman: We all thought so too. The Clerk then read the letter from Mr Rees Davies. He said that he could not accept the cheque for t99. He would leave it in the lualids of the Guardians to appoint any reasonable unbiassed man to settle the account. He wished to cVose the account with the Guardians in a friendly spirit, but he could not be robbed of his hard earnings and money paid out of pocket. The Clerk said that the amount offered to Mr Rees Davies was the amount due accord- ing to the architect's certificate. The Architect (i)fr A. 1. Jones): Why should I give him more than is due to him. You know at the meeting the other day, lie could not reply to any of my statements. I do not suppose you will refuse him arbitra- tion if he asks for it; but he will be at a loss by it- If it ,goes to arbitration, we shall have to go tback to the original contract, and re- cpen the "\vliofe thing. (-Ilr John Jones: I do not suppose there is anything to be sained1 by going over the whole thing again. Rev A. Fuller Mills; That is my feeling too; it is absurd to open the thing up again. The Chairman: Then we consider the whole matter finished. Mr Griffith Mori is asked if the contractor could not insist on arbitration. The Clerk said that if he did, they could re-open the whole thing. They could object to certain items already paid. The Architect: Not what I allow e^ him what the Building committee allowed him. Mr John Johns" We ought to come to terms it is only a trifle. The Clerk: He does not name any sum. The Architect He could not answer my questions. If he gets a stranger lie can mix him up at once. Rev A. Fuller Mills,: According to the contract, you cannot open certain sections at 'all. If you arbitrate, you must go into the whole thing. The Architect: He wants to say that I have ctu the figures too fine. 1 am certain have cut the figures too fine. I am certain Mr E. A. R oigers said that they had been ven- liberal with Mr Rees Davies. Thev had allowed him much more than the Archi- tect certified for. He was quite sick of having these accounts pushed nnon them in the way in which they were. If Mr Jones would stand by his arrangements he thought they ought to support him. The Architect He has had plenty of time to disprove any of my figures. He has had them in his possession for nine months, and if he can disprove any of them, he would have brought it forward. The Board decided to take no action in the matter. ARCHITECT'S FEES. The Clonk said that Mr A. 1. Jones, the Architect, had a claim for certain extras. He (the Clerk) had been instructed by the Board not to hand over the last cheque signed unle»- Mr Jones signed a receipt that it was accepted in full discharge. The Architect said that lie would be pre- pared to give a receipt in full discharge of his claim under the original contract, apart from any extras. What Mr Saer asiked him to give was a receipt in full discharge of any claims whatsoever. Mr Rogers: I think we ought to have this account for extras, and then we could go into it.
Llandilo Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this board was held on Saturday last iat the Town Hall. There were present: Mr L. N. Powell (in the chair), Rev J. Alban Davies, Mrs M. A. Jones, and 'Messrs D. Davies, Hy. Herbert, W. Hopkin, Pritcbard Davies, D. Hammond, J. Lewis, John Jones, W. Griffiths, Jacob Davies, J. F. James, W. R. Thomas, W. Richards, W. E. Roberts, R. Powell, J. Llewellyn, Evan Davies, W. Williams, R. Evans; the Clterik (Mr R. Shipley Lewis); the Deputy Clerk (Mr D. J. Morris); the Sur- veyor (Mr Evan Jones). THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the house was 58 against 51 in the corresponding period last year. The vagrants who sought shelter numbered 138 against 157 in the coresponding fortnight last year. A service had been held by the Rev It. E. Davies, C.M. THE TREASURER'S REPORT showed that the 'balance due on calls was £ 2,105 13s and the balance in hand was £ 3,105.—The Cleric said that a cheque for £3,600 was due to the County Treasurer, but their own treasurer declined to sign it, as he had not that amount in hand.—A dis- cussion followed on this, and the Clerk, in consequence of a dispute as to the taarges miade hy the County Council on Llandebie, was instructed to hoM the cheque over for a while. THE TREGEYB QUARRY. An agrement between Mr J W. Gwynne- Hughes and the Board was under considera- tion for stones from a quarry. The terms were jE5 a year and 3d a ton royalty for all stones over 600 tons. Notice of termination of agreement to the three months.—Mr Jacob Davies objected to the latter. They might spend L20 in opening a quarry.—Mr Evan Davies agreed. He suggested that the notice should be six months.—The Chairman said the Guardians could not get it all their own way.—The CleiJk: You will not get it at all, if you object.—Mrs M. A. Jones proposed and Mr W. Griffiths seconded that the terms be accepted.—The Clerk thought they had better accept the terms.—It was agreed to. THE LATE RELIEVING OFFICER. The Cleric gave a detailed account of the superannuation money paid to Mr Watkins, by which it appeared that on the basis of L491 a year, the sum olf £12 18s Id only was now due to him.In reply to a member, the Clerk said that the pension Mr Davies, the other retired officer was having was t34 10s 8d. FIREWOOD. Mr J. Thomas, Caegarw, wrote offering to r supply firewood for the workhouse at 13s a ton.—The Master, replying to Mrs M. A. Jones, said that they were now paying 14s to Messrs Thomas Bros., but it was good stuff. —'Mr Jacolb Davies suggested that when wood Avias next wanted they should invite tenders. THE TIME OF MEETING. Mr Henry Herbert had on the agenda notice of motion that the Board should meet at half past ten instead of eleven o'clock. He said that: I propose first that Article 1 in the Standing Orders (be suspeiided.-The Chairman: I am afraid I don't know what it is.—Cleric: It is that the Board of Guardians shall meet ateleven.—Mr J. Llewellyn secon- ded the motion, which was carried.—Mr Herbert said he did not think it was necess- ary for him to say much on the question as Mr Williams had said all that was to be said at the last meeting, except that he had put the cart before the horse in asking that the Rural Council should meet before the Guar- dians. There were members on that body that were not on the Council, and if the latter body met first then those members would have to wait about until the business of the Council was over. Nearly all the members from the South District arrived in town at 9.20, and it was rtather a waste of time to have to wait about until 11 o'clock. He hoped he was preaching to the converted, because he thought they would aN admit that the work had increased so much that some- thing would have to be done in that direction or the two bodies would have to meet on separate days. At present they did not allow sufficient time to discuss matters, and they were hurried over in order to get through with them. He was in their hands as far as the time was concerned. If the majority wished to meet at 11 o'clock he was perfectly Avilling.—The Chairman drew Mr Herbert's attention to the time oil the notice. There might ibe members absent who would object to meeting eanlier than half past ten.—Mr Herbert: My answer is that they should be here. I Avill1 put it at 10.30.—Chairman: I am alfraid we are bound by it.—Mr Herbert thought there could be no objection, as anv- one could mave ian amendment to his motion. —Chairman: I am, rather inclined to think we are bound by the time.—Mr Herbert be- lieved that it was open to anyone to move an amendment to meet at 10 o'clock.—Chair- man: I am afraid I should task him to give notice.— Clerk Yes, certainly.—Mr HeAert: Very well then, I move my motion. Under that circumstance any one can move an amendment.—Chairman: I think I am right. We should Avant a notice of motion for any new departure.—Mr D. Hammond said the question of 10 o'clock meant a lot to him. He was one of the memlbers who wias not on the District Council, and it would be to the advantage of such members to meet at 10, as they could return oftentimes by the 11 o'clock train. It would, therefore, be a great advantage. He would give notice of motion they should meet at IO.-Cltairma,n: I would suggest the matter be deferred again, and a fresh notice of motion given for 10 o'clock. —Cleric: If you do that you must have some other arrangement for the committees and also relieving officers to come in before the 9 o'clock train. It is impossible to get every- thing ready by 10 o'clodk. He referred to the Maintenance Committee as an example. —iMr Evan Davies said that committee Avas no good, as a l'etter read that morning should have been before it.—Mr Hammond said it had been.—The Cbairmian said he too did not agree witit the remarks cf Mr Da-vies.- Mr J. Jones Ibegan talking about the preach- ing. when Mr Herbert said: If we are going to defer it, I don't think we should discuss it.-I)Ir J. Llewelyn seconded the motion for meeting at 10.30.-lr J. Jones said all the farmers came from a distance. After doing business they could not get there before 11 o'clodk. He proposed they should stick to the old time.—Rev J. Allban Davies: I am quite Avilling to come in and meet at 10.30, but it is out of the question to ask us at 10 If you do we shall! miake strenuous efforts to defeat it. I agree with 10.30. It is not a matter of principle. It is everyone for him- self.—iMr W. R. Thomas seconded that they should meet at 11 o'clock-. -LAI-t- Herbert would rather have half a loaf than nothing, so he would stick to 10.30.—Mr J., F. James ,i agreed with that. They as farmers did not want to be about the streets. They had wives and servant girls for that.—Mr W. E. Roberts said the Lllanegwad Guardians could not, be there before 11 o'clock.—Chairman: One of the LlanegAvad Guardians said he was up here at 9.30.—On a division five voted for 11 o'clock and fourteen for half past ten. IN ARREARS. Mr W. Hopkin drew attention to the arrears of money due from relatives for pau- pers. If they .obtained orders from the bench in those cases they could proceed against them.—In some neighbouring unions in every case of the kind an order from the bench was applied for, and it was fo.r them to think whether it w,as advisable. Llanelly and Cardiff were mentioned as plaices Avhere orders were awked for.—Mr Hammond said it was what the Committee recommended. They had llost that day £ 3 to t4. What was the question of a few shillings legal expenses compared to that. It time they woke up. THE RECENT CONFERENCE. Mr D. Davies read a report on the pro- ceedings of the Poor LBAV Conference, which had been attended by the three Davies, viz., Rev J. A. D avies, Mr E. Davies, and himself. The report was very eulogistic of the pro- ceedings, and especially of the Rev J. A. Davies, who had impressed the Conference by his speech on Unemployment.—On the I motion of Mr W. Williams, a vote of thanks was accorded to the delegates.—It was sug- gested then that as they had been so liberal and had gone at their own expense, that the Guardians could affod to purchase conies ot the Conference Reports at Is each.—!Mr E. Davies The ma jority of the member- of the conference don't seem to have any interest in the Conference.—Mr D. Hammond pro-
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C .)!JAtMMAN DRAINAGE. The Clerk said they were all aware that the Council had received a petition signed by 355 ratepayers against the proposed scheme of drainage, and also from the Amniiintord U rib an District Council, although he did not know on what grounds that. Council objected, but they had infornaed him they would peti- tion the L.G.B. He (the Clerk) had seen Mr Rees Davies, the rate collector, and had some letters from him, as Ave 11 as Mr M. .organ, one of the District Councillors. Mr Rees Davies wrote that he could not get the ratepayers to pay the special rate, and when he threatened proceedings they said they would be very pleased to take them, and tliey would go down to Ammanford Police Court, as an army. It was very annoying. Even one of the District Councillors protested against the rate. That was Mr T. Thomas. —A Member: He has kept away.—Mr Rees Davies concluded by saying "The valley is clearly dead against a sewage scheme."—Mr M. Morgan wrote that he could not attend the meeting that day, and thought they had better let the matter drop pending an en- uiry by the L.G.B., when the question would be thrashed out. Cbuld the special rate be ldft uncollected ?-The Clerk added that he I had written about the land for sewage, but could get no reply.—In answer to Mr Evan Davies, he said no enquiry was to be held. The petition asked the L.G.B. to hold an en. quiry and the petition had been sent to the Council for observation. He had not written and did not know what to tell them.—Mr Evan Davies proposed, and Mr J. Lle'wellyn seconded that an enquiry be invited.—The Clerk said the amount of the loan required would be JE900. He had put the matter right with regard to the accepted tender.— In answer to Mr James, he said the enquiry woukl only cost a few pounds.—Mr D. Davies: Can't we let things alone if they don't wan,t to drain there.—Clerk: Is the whole scheme abandoned and the special rate withdrawn?— Rev Alban Davies asked if a resolution was necessary.—The Clenk said they could postpone the matter. He wanted to give the collector instructions whether he could strike out the special rate.—Mr W. Griffiths proposed and Mr R. Powell seconded to Avithdraw the special rate.—The question of the Cwammarti works was also to have been under consideration, but as none of the local members were present, it was deferred.
THE PWLLAUCOC0ION BRIDGE. Over this there was again a long discus- sion. A letter Was read from the Llandovery Council asking for a modification of the plans.—Mr Evan Davies said it was a dan- gerous ford and -a bridge was wanted, and they ought to come to an arrangement with Llandovery.—Rev Aiban Davies proposed that the surveyor should modify his plans and construct a bridge to cost L2,50 or 1:300. —Mr J. P. Griffiths moved that they should modify them to meet the wishes of Llan- dovery.—Mr D. Davies said that a steel bridge was asked for, and they could not borrow money for that.—Mr Evan Davies could not see what Lliandovery had against the present plan. It did not matter to Llan- dovery if the bridge cost £1,000. We only ask them to subscribe a certain sum.—Mr AV," Griffiths: They have already promised £ 100.—Mr Evan Davies denied this.—Mrs Jones: How can you modify the plans if you want a good bridge?—Mr Evan Davies said they could ask Llandovery for £100. and let the Llandilo Council look after the local sub- scribers.—Mrs Jones asked Avhy a deputation was not sent to Llandovery.—Mr Evan Davies said they had been there several times.—Mr J. P. Griffiths could not see why they should not have an iron bridge. They were only quarrelling with Llandovery, and nothing else. He had proposed the plans be mooi,fied.-Rev Aliban Davies seconded.—Mr Evan Davies proposed that- they should stick to the present plan and all,- Llandovery to contribute £ 100.—This was duly seconded.— Mr Jac-ob Davies said it Avould be more use- ful for the Llandovery Union than Llandilo. For the motion of Mr Davies a majority voted, and it was carried.
THE VELINDRE FORD. For a bridge over this ford, there were three tenders— £ 390> 1:515 10s, and 1:360 re- spectiA-ely.—Clerk We have not received any security for a contribution of oiie,foii;ttli from the neighbourhood.—Mr Jacot/ Davies moved they should keep the tenders in until they had it.—Rev Alhan Davies moved they accept the lb west tender. They should not start the work until they had had security for the £ 90.—Mr Richards said it had been guaranteed.—The Clerk said lie had not re- ceived it. Promises only had been made.- The lowest tender was that of Messrs Evans and Murray, and was accepted. For £313 10s, the tender was that of D. Howells and Son, and for the other, W. D. Morgan, Glan- animan.
A ROYAL BRIDGE. Mr R. Potwell said the George the Fourth Bridge, a joint one maintained between that Council and Ystradgynlais, had fallen in.— Chairman Better draAv the attention of the Pontardawe Council to it.—Mr Evan Davies: And the Royal family laugliter).No action was taken.
THE LLANSAWEL BRIDGE. Over this again there was a rambling dis- eussion.—Mrs Jones, Avho owned the plot of land where the 'bridge was proposed to be built, wished to have it pegged out by the Surveyor.—A member stated that ver/ likely j it would not be charged for. The above was contained in a letter from Mr T. Davies, the chairman, who was unable to be present.— Mr Evan Davies said lie had seen Mrs Jones that day. She told him she wanted some- thing for the land, but would leave it to the valuers. That was quite reasonable.—Even- tually the matter was further postponed.
LLANDEBIE HOUSES. Mr W. Williams dealt with the plans, of which there were a numiber. The committee had rejected several, Clnd lie spoke at some length oil the necessity of taking drastic steps to improve the building of houses at Llandebie. AlreatW "cltimming" had com- menced, and they should endeavour to tflild on the style of garden cities.
Lady Ch Iarlotte Briggs WRITES ABOUT DiU CAS.SJILL'S TABLETS, THE NEW FLEiSH FORMER AND STR ENGTHENER. This week the chielf item of interest is a letter from Lady Charlotte Briggs, who, writing from 5. Charles st., London, S.W., say-—"Iiady Briggs presents her compli- ments to Dr Oassell's Medicine Co., and will be glad of another half-dozen bottles of Dr Cassell's Tablets, which she has much plea- sure in stating are most efficacious in remov- ing the distressing results of overwork. worry, and nervousness." Dr Cassell's Tablets can be cbta ned for lOld., Is lid., and 2s 9d of «d chemists, and are a safe and certain cure for all' diseases arising from physical and nerve exhaustion. Lady Briggs distinguished herself in the South African campaign as a war-correspondent.
Kidwelly Notes. His manv friends and fellow-cricketers will be glad to know that Mr G. T. Gravell has been offered and has accepted an exhibition of t30 a year at Hertford College, Oxford. This is a happy sequel to his work in the Oxford Senior Locals last summer, when he got distinctions in Latin and Greek, being placed 19th and 8th respectively in the whole list of candidates for the United Kingdom. He hopes to enter Hertford College next October at the beginning of the academical year, and to read for honours in Classics. We offer our hearty congratulations to Mr Gravell on his success, and would wish him a brilliant career at the 'Varsity. The sad death by drowning of young Jtiaydn Evans cast quite a gloom over the town, and has called forth universal expres- sions of sympathy with the sorrowing mem- bers of the family. Mr and Mrs Evans have been the recipients of many messages of con- dolence, both verbal and written, and while the blow that has fallen upon them is very severe, we may reasonably hope that it has been softened by thfe knowledge that in their hour of trial thy have had the whole com- munity at their sides to minister to their J needs. The gallant band of rescuers, who so nobly stuck to the work of recovering the body through the cold and long hours of the night deserve the warmest praise, which must also be accorded Mr F. JSheppard, The Steam oakery, for his thoughtful act of kindness in providing hot coffee and eatables^ to those engaged in the trying work. Well, done, men of Kidwelly. At a largely attnded meeting of the Loyal Gwenllian Lodge of Oddfellows (M.U.), held in, the Pelican Hotel, on Saturday last, a vote of condolence with Bro S. H. Evans and family was unanimously carried, all the mem- bers standing. It will interest our readers to know that ividwelly possesses a building which. from an antiquarian point of view, is a unique and rare possession, and worthy of preservation. He refer to the house in Causeway street, in which the late Mrs Harriet Morris resided for nearlv half a century. ••• During a visit paid recently for the purpose of examining the church with regard to the proposed new pulpit by Mr W. D. Caroe, M.A.. F.S.A., the eminent architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and who has been engaged by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral in connection with" that historical structure, an inspection of this old house was made. He described it as 14th century style of domestic architecture, and as being built in connection with the Old Priory Church probaibly as a residence. From the path leading to the Churchyard, there is noticeable the doorway which has a 14th century pointed arch. Alongside there are signs of what was once a window in the wall on the Tower floor. Above the corbel course is a bay window in excellent condition. The doorway on the side facing Causeway street has evidently been tampered with as from this the pointed arch is missing. 111 the interior of the upper rooms there are distinct traces of fireplaces, and also of ledges which were utilized for holding candles. Mr Caroe pronounced some of the woodwork to be Jacobean. The house belongs to Dr T. R. Griffiths, Henblas. tt.- We are very pleased to see back in- the old town, of which he is a native, Mr Richard Thomas, son of th late Mr Wm. Thomas, and Mrs Thomas, The Cottage (the latter now of Broadlay), and nephew of Mr H. E. i Smart. Mountain View. Mr Thomas, who re-visits Kidwelly after an absence of 2i years, has been engaged during that time as engineer on the s.s. Solent, of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. It is interesting to note that the "Solent" has been in the Inter- national Colonial Mail Service for 33 years. with but one break, when she was brought home, 14 years ago, for new boilers. She has made her last vovage. as she has been taken to Bo'ness. Scotland, to be broken up. We hope "Rich." as he is popularly known, will have an enjoyable time during his fort- night's stay. Amongst the names of successful candi- dates for the Teacher s Certificate (Part II.) we notice that of Mr W. Jas. Phillips, son of Mr J. Phillips, butcher, and a P.T. at the Castle Council Schools. We congratulate Mr Phillips on his success. The anniversary services in connection with Bethesda (Welsh Wesleyan) Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday evening last, when the special preacher was the Rev T. Jones, Treorchy, whose sermons were greatly appreciated by the large congregations which assembled to hear him.
LLANDILO. TEACHERS' MEETING.—A meeting of the Llandovery and Ltandilo Teachers' Associa- tion was held on Saturday last at the Nat. Schools. Mr Morgan Lewis occupied the chair. On the motion of Mr D. Morgan, seconded by Mr C. \.7. Phillips, it was decided not to affiliate with the Federation of Welsh Teachers. The Secretary pointed out that there were several teachers in the locality covered by the Association who were not members of it, and it was decided that mem- bers should endeavour to enlist them into the ranks. A vote of thanks was accorded to the Executive of the N.U.T. for the grant of £10 to a,sick member from the B. and O. Funds. Mr Thomas Harries. who had been compelled to take a six month's trip to South Ulrica, and who had only returned a week before ,was present at the meeting, looking the picture of health, and he was heartily congratulated on his restoration to health. He briefly replied to the vote. It was also, on the motion of Mr C. G. Phillips decided to .send heartiest congratulations to Sir J. H. Yoxall on his receiving knighthood. It was agreed that the autumn meeting should take the form of a social gathering, and iliat a visit should, if permission were granted, be paid to Dvnevor Castle, and that subse- quently the members should take tea toge- ther. THE late Mr David Williams, M.A., a native of Aberayron, whose death was re- cently reported, was one of the first four matriculants of the County School. They became such in 1897. He subsequently graduated in the University of Wales with second class honours in English. FVNEHAL.—The funeral of Mr T. Thomas, boot manufacturer. Rhosmaen street, took place on Saturday last. It was very large'y attended, by men only. The interment took place in the Parish Church, and his remains were borne by his employees. The Vicar offi- ciated, and was assisted by the Rev J. Lloyd, Taliaris. EXTRAORDINARY EscAPADE.- LIandilo was on Saturday afternoon thrown into a high state of excitement by the rumours that a man had committed suicide by throwing him- self over the bridge Avail into the Towy. That a man did climb the in-all and did find himself in the liver bed below, after a drop of forty feet and that he was alive to tell the tale is all that is really of the why and Avlierefore df the affair. The man was one J. Edwards, of Caemawr, Morris ton., and was one of a large party of trippers that visited the town on Saturday last, and as too many of them do when they come by road a iong way they bring along Avith them refreshments, which leaves some of them too fresh on their arrival in the town. So it was on Saturday, and Mr Evans. Half Moon Hetol, had to put this particular man out of the house, as he A\ anted to fight. Apparently a fight began I subsequently on the bridge, and Edwards, who was the bigger man of the two, decidedly got the worse of it. They were separated and then Edwards got over the Avail and stood for a moment on the inner parapet, but whether purfxHely or aocidently, he let go his hold and dropped below, into two and a half feet of water, but water "liioh at that particular spot is matted with water,butter- cups. These and the water broke his fall and the conjecture is that lie fell* on his bacik. He was able to turn over on his knees. Several persons rushed to him through the Bridge-street gardens. He was got out, and w.itli assistance was able to walk through the field and up through Quay street, to the Hilt Moon, where li-i-, party was nutting up. Dr Phillips was sent for. but there was no need for his services, Mr Evans obliged him with a change of clothing, and lie was able a few hours later to return home with the party, it is to be hoped a wiser if not a sadder man. On Sunday scores vjited the bridge to in.. spect the scene.
posed and Mrs Jones seconded that 30 be obtained 'and that members who Avanted one should pay for it.—That would not' do.- Memlbers wished the names to be given to the Clerk.—Mr Evan Davies asked so as to test the meeting that members should hold up their hands who wished to have it. If they were anxius to have it on the cheap, they would be anxious to pay for it.—Only half a dozen held up their hands, at which there was laughter. THH WORKHOUSE CHILDREN. Mr W. Williams said that they had recent- ly had a, report from Dr Evaais on the condi- tion of the worishouse. When the L.G.B. Inspector was at their meeting, he threw out a, suggestion, they should remove the children from the workhouse, and lie thought they all agreed that it was a very good suggestion. If lie was in order he would move it be r.n instruction to the House Committee to con- sider the ways and means of removing the children ftnom the Workhouse and subse- quently housing them. They should consider whether they should distribute them amongst other people or build a home, or rent one.- Chaiiman: The house committee will take it into consideration.