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NEWCASTLE EMLYN. PETTY SESSIONS.—These e.sions were held oa the 28th January, before Mr A. H. Jones (chair- man), Sir Marteine Lloyd, Mr C. H. Ll. Fitz- wiiliams, and Mr A. E. Jeremiah. James Jones, Pelican Inn, Newcastle Emlyn, was charged by Inspector Rogers with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on the 11th inst. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined £ 1 and costs.—R. Jones was charged with being drunk on the said premises, and was fined 10s and costs.—Inspector Rogers charged James Mackenzie, Hen 1 lan, for having a dog at large unmuzzled. Fined 6d and costs.—P.C. Johns charged the following persons for having dogs at large unmuzzled David Thomas, Rheoboth, Cilrhedyn Sidney Lewis, Cenarth Wm. James, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn and the Rev D. D.Walters, Woodlands, Newcastle Emlyn. Congre- gational Minister. Each was fined 15 and costs. After the constable had given his evidence in the latter case, the Rev D. D. Walters asked permission to state a few iacts, and then taking a paper from his pocket began reading to the Bench. He said his dog had the muzzle taken off on the date in question to allow it tojeat its breakfast, and, no doubt, afterwards went into the town. The police having nothing to do in a small town like this, there saw it. He (defendant) came into town jaily, and saw dogs muzzled and some unmuzzled, ind some with their muzzles banging loose. These he presumed, belonged to Methodists. The Chair- man, at this point, peremptorily stopped the de- fendant, and told him he was fined Is and costs -,he same as the others. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians was held 011 Friday the 20th inst, the Rev Preb R J. Lloyd presiding. The other members present were: Mrs Evans, Messrs Thomas Davies, Bronwion; Evan Davies, < Fforest; John Rees, Plasnewydd; Benjamin Davies, Blaenythan Thomas Davies, Llandyssul: David Charles Jones, Pantycreuddyn; John D, Lewis, Llandyssul Evan Davies, Gilfachronw John H. Evans. Penralltfachnog Joshua Griffith, Gwndwn; JQbr. Jones, Bwlchclawdd; Giiffith Davies, Alltycorde; Thomas Jone?, Ffynonberw Thomas James, Bryn; G. M. Williams, Gelligatti; D. Marks Davies, Clunfelyn; Thomas Barrett, Cross Vale; Thomas Davies, Pencader William Jones, Pengraigwen; David Thomas, Blaenblodau Evan Evans, Cwrt Henry Evans, Alltybwla John Clayton Jones, Newcastle Emlyn; John Jones, Penlanfawr Evan Thomas, Coedllwyd; Thomas Bowen, Penquarre and Daniel Bowen, Troedyrhiw. —The Clerk reported the balance in the treasurer's band to be Z1147 18s ld The Master reported that thenumber of paupers in the house during the past fortnight was as follows :—1st week, 15 corresponding week last year, 12; 2nd week, 16. corresponding week, 12. Vagrants relieved during past fortnight, 45; corresponding period last year, 28. The amount of expenditure on out-door relief luring the past fortnight was as follows: -Dtvid Jones, Penbryn District £83 13s 9d to 304 paupers; John Thomas, Cenari h District, £68 8s 4d to 287 paupers.—The Clerk reported that he had received 1 precept from the Clerk to the Cardigan County Council for £407 19s lid for county and technical purposes.—The Chairman, the Rev. Preb. Rhys J. Lloyd,"called attention to the death of the Queen, ind stated that they were all deeply impressed with the high and noble example which she bad placed before her people. In conclusion he moved: That this Board being deeply conscious of the everlasting good which our late Sovereign, Queen Victoria, has by her high and noble example and blameless personal character wrought "pon her subjects all the world over deems it its duty to record its profound sorrow at her death and to express to his Majesty the King and the Royal Family its sincere condolence on the loss they have sustained, and (2) that this Board offers its con- gratulations to the King on his accession to the throne of the greatest Empire in the world, being Eully confident that he will faithfully follow in the footsteps of his revered mother, and assures him of constant loyalty and devotioii.Alr G. M. William* seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried.—The Master reported that Captain Pryse, Noyadd Trefawr, and Col. Lewis, Llysnewydd, had during the past week, sent to the house some rabbits for the inmates. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Davies, Gilfachronw, the thanks of the Board were tendered to the donors for their kind gifts.—Mr John H. Evans gave notice that the Dietary Tables would be con- sidered at the next meeting. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Union Workhouse on Friday, 26th inst., Mr Thomas Davies (vice-chairman), presiding. The other members present wereMessrs Henry Evans, G. M. Williams, D. M. Davies, W. Jones, Thomas Barrett, David Thomas, Evan Evans, Thomas James and John Davies.—The Medical Officer read his report for the past year, which showed that the district bad been practically free from any in- fectious disease, he having only received twelve notifications during the whole period. On the motion of Mr G. M. Williams, seconded by Mr Thomas Barrett, a vote of thanks to tLe Medical Officer for his report was passed.—Mr Thomas Barrett called attention to the question of the Allt- walis water supply, and moved that as this was the proper time to proceed with the work that negotia- tions be entered into with the owner of the land where the spring is situate. Mr D. M. Davies seconded, and it was unanimously agreed that the Clerk communicate with Mr Browne. solicitor, Car- marthen, on the subject.—Mr John Davies, in accordance with notice, called attention to the necessity of erecting a fence on the side of the highway near Penclawdducha, IVnboyr. An accident had lately occurred at the spot. and the inhabitants of the district were pressing: him to get something done. On the motion of Mr Thomas James, seconded by Mr G. M. Williams, the Sur- veyor was directed to prepare a report and submit to the next meeting an estimate of the cost of erecting a fence.—The application of the Surveyor for an increase in his salary was further considered. The Surveyor pointed out that his salary at present was the same as what was paid by the old highway authority in 1852 to the then Surveyor, Mr Charles Davies. He further stated that he had held the office for the last twenty-seven years ;md bad not made any previous application, and considering the enormous increase in his duties, thought he was fairly entitled to a substantial increase. On the motion of Mr W. Jones, seconded hy Mr Henry Evans, it was resolved that his salary be increased from £60 to E75 per annum.—The Contractor for Glanrhyd Bridge submitted a claim for extra work in connection with the bridge, amounting to £32 3s 4d, as they had been compelled in several instances to deviate from the plans. On a vote being taken, it was decided to pay the claim in full.—The Inspector of Nuisance reported that he and the Surveyor had made an inspection of Pontfran Well, Penboyr, and they had decided to recommend the Council to close the same and to lay a pipe to convey water therefrom for the use of the inhabitants of the locality to a spot near the stile on the roadside, and lay another pipe to carry away all surplus water to the brook which was only a few yards distant. It was resolved to ask the Parish Council if they were/prepared to carry out the improvement, and in liie event of their de- clining, to proceed with the work and charge the cost to the parish.