ABERYSTWYTH. Board of Guardians. The first meeting of the newly-elected members of the Board of Guardians was held on Monday morning at the Workhouse, when there were pre- sent: Messrs Hugh Hughes, G. Fossett Roberts, Mrs James, Rev T. A. Penry, Messrs B. E. Morgan, T. E. Salmon, R. J. Jones, and Edwin Morris, Aberystwyth Rev J. Davies and Evan J. Williams, Ceulanymaesmawr; Messrs John Morgan and Wm. Williams, Cwmrheidol; Wm. Morris and Thomas Jenkins, Cyfoethybrenin J. B. Morgan, Cynnull- mawr Richard James, Henllys; John Bonner, Llanafan James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower; John Jones, Llanfihangel Upper: Wm. Mason, Llancyn- felin Evan Jones and David Morgan, Llanfihangel • Upper; David Davies, Llanfihangel Lower Daniel Jones, Llangwyryfon Wm. Davies and David Morris, Llanilar Evan Lewis, Llanrhrystyd David Jones, Llanychaiarn Joseph Parry, Melindwr Richard Thomas, Tirymynach David James and Thomas James, Trefeirig; R. L. Thomas, Vaenor Upper; and Lewis R. Lewis, Vaenor Lower; with Hugh Hughes (clerk), E. Llewellyn (assistant clerk), and Wm. Jones (master). OUT-RELIEF. The amount of out relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows: Per Mr T. Vaughan; Z50 9s, to 156 paupers; per Mr J. J. Hughes iE40 16s, to 151 paupers per Mr J. Morgan £48 l, to 146 paupers. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN, Mr B. Ellis Morgan having been appointed to the chair pro ten, on the proposition of the Rev T. A, Penry, seconded by Mr Richard Thomas, the Board proceeded to the appointment of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr Hugh Hughes proposed Mr Wm. Morris, ortn, lan vice-chairman, and Mr Richard iFaiiies seconded. The Rev T. A. Pehry asked if it was hot thought that they would be putting too much on Mr Morris' shoulders. That day fortnight thmbt they were unanimous that he should be selected, but since then he had had another honour con- ferred upon him, having been appointed chairman of the Rural District Council. There were many other members who had been a long time on the Board, such as Mr Bunce Morgan, who had been chairman of the District Council for two years. There was also Mr James Jones, the father of the Board, who bad been chairman of the District Council, but who never had a chance at the Board of Guardians. It was a kind of reflection on the Board to think that they had no other member capable of taking the office. He proposed Mr James Jones as chairman. Mr Thomas James, in secending, said he did not believe in putting too much work on one man at the cost of neglecting others. Mr Morris bad been appointed chairman of the Rural District Council, and he certainly considered the chairmanship of the Board of Guardians should be given to another person. Mr James Jones said he would decline the office, although he was of opinion that the same person should not hold all the offices. He (the speaker) had had all the honours this Board could confer upon him long ago. Mr John Morgan said he hoped Mr Morris would withdraw, so as to avoid a division. Mr Richard James said they bad already adopted the precedent of appointing the vice-chairman to the chair, and he did not see why they should depart from it in this case. If they did, he con- sidered it would be an insult to Mr Morris. Mr Hugh Hughes maintained that they as a Board of ^Guardians had nothing to do with what had been done Jby the Rural District Council. As Mr Morris had filled the vice-chair for twelve months, they should follow the usual course and elect him to the chair. Rev T. A. Penry then proposed Mr Thos James as chairman. Mr Joseph Parry, in seconding, said he did not believe in bundling a lot of work on one man. Mr Thomas James said he would not accept the office, as he did not consider himself worthy of it. Mr Thomas James was pressed to take the office, Rev T. A. Penry pointing out that he had been a member for ten or eleven years. Mr J. B. Morgan thought the chairman should be able to understand both Welsh and English, as there was considerable correspondence from the Local Government Board and other bodies which had to be dealt with. He was astonished to find this objection to the vice-chairman being elected to the chair, and was equally astonished to hear Mr Morgan requesting Mr Morris to withdraw his name. In fact, Mr Morgan had taken Mr James Jones'work, as it was he who usually did that work. (Laughter.) He hoped Mr Morris would not listen to such an appeal. Mr John Morgan then proposed the Rev T. A. Penry, who bad been chairman of the Visiting Committee, and bad discharged his duties faithfully at all times. Mr Daniel Morris seconded. Rev T. A. Penry I would not have taken the course I have to day if I bad any idea of such a thing. My name must not be submitted. There are many men at this Board who have a prior claim to my name—men who have been here six or eight years and who have not had a chance of it. But I am perfectly content, as I have made my protest. 1 Mr R. J. Jones said he thoroughly concurred with the remarks made by the last speaker as far as this, that if they bad made a mistake at all it was last year, by putting Mr Morris in the vice-chair. If he was a fit person to be put in the vice-chair, he was surely good enough for the chair. Whoever, therefore, they made vice-chairman this year, they should bear in mind that he would be chairman next year. Rev T. A. Penry said Mr Jones was entirely wrong. It was not a question of fitness, Mr Morris was fit enough to take the chair. Mr R. J. Jones Well, what do you want if you have fitness. Rev T. A Penry replied that Mr Morris had been appointed chairman of the Rural District Council,' and would be entitled to sit as a magistrate, and what they wanted was a division of honours. Mr R. J. Jones said he was perfectly right in his contention. It bad been a serious mistake on their part. If Mr Morris was not fit to take the chair, they should not have appointed him vice-chairman last year. Rev T. A. Penry But we don't deny that he is fit. MrR. J. Jones asked Mr Penry not to interrupt him. He thought it was fair and just that Mr Morris should be elected chairman. They were not responsible for the action of the Rural District Council, and if Mr Morris was a capable man they should appoint, him. Mr James Jones said the argument put forth for the election of Mr Morris as chairman of the Board of Guardians was that perhaps he would not be elected chairman of the Rural District Council. Mr Morris' name being the only one now before the meeting, it was put, and carried by a large majority. Mr Morris, in returning thanks for the honour conferred upon him,-said he was sorry that so much discussion had taken place regarding the appoint- ment of chairman. But he would take all that had been said in the kindliest spirit, and hoped he would have the co-operation of all the members during his year of office (hear, hear.) THE VICE-CHAIRMANSHIP. For the vice-chairmanship Mr David Davies proposed Mr G, Fossett Roberts, and this pro- position was seconded. Mr Fossett Roberts, in declining to be nominated, said so many members had a prior claim to him, having been on the Board so many years longer than be. Mr Thomas Jenkins proposed Mr T. E. Salmon for the office, and Mr Fossett Roberts seconded. Mr Thomas James proposed the Rev T. A. Penry, and Mr Daniel Morris seconded. Mr Hugh Hughes was also proposed and seconded. Rev T. A. Penry, in declining to stand, said there were members who had been three times as long on the Board as he had, and it was only fair to acknowledge their services. Mr J. B. Morgan hoped Mr Fossett Roberts would allow his name to stand. Mr Roberts, however, said he did not think it was fair to allow his name to go to the meeting, when there were other members who had served the Board much longer than he bad, and whose services had not been recognised. Mr B. Ellis Morgan said he was glad Mr Roberts was willing to withdraw bis name, because he did 'think length of service should be taken into con- sideration. On a division Mr Hugh Hughes received 14 votes and Mr T. E. Salmon eight votes, the former being declared appointed. Mr Hughes, in return- ing thanks, said he held a unique position on the Board, he being the only member who was an employee, and he, therefore, thought greater of the honour conferred upon hiL". He hoped when the time came to elect a chairman next year he would have conducted himself in such a manner that there would be no necessity for all the fuss and talk they had had that day (laughter). i LADY MEMBERS, Mr T. E. Salmon proposed that, two ladies, being members of the Boarding-out, Committee, be co- opted as additional Guardians and members of this Board. The mover said the Board had adopted the boarding-out system, insteadof bringing children up in the workbou-e. and also in lieu of scattered homes, and a considerable saving had thus been effected. The cost of the Boarding-out system in this union was 3s 9d per child per week, and they bad fifteen children boarded out. In Cardiff the keeping of children in scattered homes cost some- thing like 9s a week per head, and in other unions the cost was even greater. The success of the boarding-out system depended largely on the Boarding-out Committee, and he thought the ser- vices of that body should be recognised by the ap- pointment of two of its members as members of the Board. In dealing with boarding-out cases also, it would be a great advantage to have the advice and assistance of the members of the Com- mittee. Other boards had lady members, and he was pleased to see amongst them the president of the Boarding-out Committee (Mrs E. H. James), who bad been elected a member of the Board by the largest number of votes received at the recent election (hear, bear). He thought they should provide Mrs James with company, and the lady members could be very useful in visiting the House and in acting as members of the House Com- mittee. Mr James Jones seconded the resolution. Rev T A. Penry, in supporting, said it would be a great help if they had a few women cn the House Committee as well as men. A large number of things struck a woman's eye which would not strike a man's. This step had been taken by other unions, and bad been attended by much good. They could make an experiment of it, and if it was not satisfactory they could drop it next time. He thought the experience would be such that he was certain that from this time on they would have more women on the Board. He was glad to see Mrs James had been elected a member, and hoped from this time out other women would join the Board in the same way. He did not admire co- opfciop, but circumstances at tjroes made them put their preferences gside. Mr Pavid Pavigg g&id h" Was not in favour of co-option. If women were elected by the rate- payers they could have no objection to them, but he saw no sense in going outside to get any- one in. On a division, the resolution was carried by 15 votes to eight, It was then decided to proceed with the appoint- ments ftfid Mr John Morgan suggested that they tsWUl/J appoint one lady from the town and another from the country. Mr T. E. Salmon then proposed and Mr Hugh Hughes seconded the name of Mrs Evan Evans, Laura-place, which was agreed to unanimously. Mr B. E. Morganfproposed Mrs Colby, who, he said, was Secretary of the Boarding-Out Committee and who devoted nearly the whole of her time to good works. Mrs E. H. James seconded the proposition, stating she knew well what Mrs Colby was doing for the boarding-out system, and they could appoint no one better. The nomination was then unanimously accepted. ■ ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. The record of attendances of members of this committee for the past year was as follows :—Num- ber of meetings held, 19; W. A. Miller, 17, E. Morris, 17, James lones, 16, J. E. James, 5, J. J. James 6; T. E. Salmon, 9, David Edwards, 9, E. J. Evars, 10, John Morgan, 8, William Morris, 12, John Davies, 9, G. Fossett Roberts, 15. Amongst the names proposed for this committee was that of Mr Hugh Hughes, but Mr Hughes said he could not act, inasmuch as he knew nothing about property and, probably, would have no time to attend. Mr Salmon said Mr Hughes had refused to act on this committee for years, and the only com- mittee he had acted on was the House Committee. The excuse he always gave was that he bad no time, but he was glad to see that he could change his mind when an important position like the vice- chair came on. (Laughter.) Mr Hugh Hughes said he was sorry to find Mr Salmon so ill. If he knew then what he knew now, he would have withdrawn his name as a candidate for the vice-chair. But he thought Mr Salmon's back was broad enough to stand a defeat like that. Mr Salmon, :in reply, said he was not ill, and had enough health in him to stand defeats equally with Mr Hughes. He could say that Mr Hughes was telling lies when he said he would have withdrawn his name. He knew Mr Hugh Hughes had, last week, been canvassing membiTti of this Board to appoint him vice-chairman. And that was the man who said that day he would have been willing to withdraw. Nothing of the'kind. Mr Joseph Parry was another member proposed for the Assessment Committee, whereupon Mr James Jones asked if Mr Parry had been legally appointed, and whether it would not prejudice the position of the Board if he was appointed to the committee. Mr J. B. Morgan said the Board had no right to interfere. If Mr Parry had sat on the Board, without being legally entitled to do so he wa" liable to a fine. Mr James Jones said there was a case in point. People talked outside, when it would be much better if they talked at the Board meetings. He asked the Clerk whether Mr Parry was legally appointed. The Clerk: Of course, if you ask me I must answer you. He is not qualified. He should have given up the appointment of assistant overseerjbefore his nomination was sent in. Mr James Jones There is a case, and Mr Parry knows of it. Mr Salmon: Since the clerk has given his decision, I should like to know what steps the Board intend taking. The Clerk said the course to be taken was either for a member of the Board or someone outside to present a petition, so as to have the seat rendered vacant in consequence of the non-qualification of Mr Parry. Rev T. A. Penry asked whether it could not be done by Mr Parry resigning, and also resigning his connection as an officer of the Board. The Clerk: Mr Parry has done that already. Mr Parry: I have done that already since the 25th March. Rev T. A. Penry Could he not resign his place on the Board now, and then put himself right with the electors. The Clerk He is technically disqualified, that is all. If he would now put himself right with the electors, the strong probabilities are that he would be returned without opposition. Rev T. A. Penry: There may be resolutions passed by this Bgard which may be illegal if they are supported and carried by members who have not been legally elected. Mr David Davies Mr Parry does not come here without having notice, and why give him notice if he is not legally elected ? The Clerk It is no part of my duty as returning officer when a nomination has been sent in to en- quire whether a candidate is qualified or otherwise, beyond being on the register. If he is a parochial elector, and his name appears on the electoral register; that is as far as I have to go. I knew very well that Mr Parry was not technically qualified for the office when his nomination was sent in, but if I desired I could not have objected to his nomination on that account. All I have to see is that the proposer and seconder are electors and that their names appear on the register. Mr Joseph Parry said he was sorry that this question had arisen. Mr James Jones had made a suggestion that there had been talk outside. The only person he heard speak on the question was Mr Jones himself and it appeared that be was the legal adviser of the Board. The two persons who had been nominated with him bad kept quiet, and he was astonished that Mr Jones, an outsider, should interfere, and throw cost on the parish. Mr James Jones said he had not uttered one word against Mr Parry. What he contended was that should there be occasion to take a case to the Quarter Sessions or Assizes, they could be put out of court on the ground that Mr Parryd not been legally elected. He defied Mr Parry to say ihat he had said anything against him-persooajjy-^ Mr Parry I can bring two or thrieS xoipirove that you have been interfering in the matter. Mr James Jones: Well, bring them to my face then. It was also stated that Mr Thomas Richards, Llanbadarn, was not qualified to sit, he being a contractor under the Board. Mr Richards, how- ever, had not yet signed the declaration of office. The appointment of committees was then made as follows Assessment Committee-Messrs Hugh Hughes, G. Fossett Roberts, Edwin Morris, T. E. Salmon, Richard Thomas, Richard James, Thomas Jenkins, John Morgan, James Jones, Evan Lewis, Daniel Morris, and David Davies. Visiting, Finance, and Vaccination Committee.— Mrs James, Mr B. E. Morgan, Rev T. A. Penrv, Mrs Evans, Mrs Colby, Messrs G Fossett Roberts, Edwin Morris, T. E. Salmon, R. J. Jones, R. L. Thomas, L. R. Lewis, and Daniel Jones. School Attendance Committee.—All guardians not representing the School Board parishes. Relatives Contribution Committee.—Messrs J. B. Morgan, E. Jones Williams, David Morgan, Mrs James, Evan Lewis, Tbos Jenkins, Hugh Hughes, DanielJMorris, Thomas Davies, and Edwin Morris. COOKING APPARATUS. On the motion of Mr B. E. Morgan, seconded by Mr Salmon, it was unanimously decided that a new cooking range and gas stove be obtained for the Workhouse. Mr Morgan said he bad tried to ascertain the age of the present range. He had spoken to a gentleman who was a guardian twenty- r four or twenty-five years ago, and he did not remember when it was put in. APPLICATION FOR INCREASE. Dr J. H. Jones, medical officer for the Borth district, made application for increase of salary. Mr G. Fossett Roberts proposed that the matter be referred to a committee of the whole Board, and that in the meantime the Clerk be asked to furnish them with statistics of the salaries paid to the other medical officers, with the population of the districts, etc. This was seconded and agreed to. PROPOSED ALTERATIONS. The Clerk read a communication from the Local Government Board enclosing a lengthy extract from the report of their inspector, Mr Bircham, with reference to the proposed alterations at the Work- house. On the motion of Mr Salmon, seconded by Mr Morris, the communication was referred to the Finance Committee. BOARDING-OUT COMMITTEE. The quarterly reports of the members of the Boarding-Out Committee, received from Mrs Colby, secretary, were read, which showed that the num- ber of children thus cared for is fifteen. MR PARRY'S CASE. The Rev T. A. Penry again referred to the case of Mr Parry, and asked what the Board intended doing in the matter. Mr R. J. Jones, asked if they as a Board had any right to interfere in the election. The Clerk said he did not think they could interfere as a Board, but any individual inside or outside the Board could object. Rev T. A. Penry said his point was this—Suppos- ing a resolution involving legal proceedings was proposed and only carried by a majority of one, they would be situated in an invidious position, and would offer a great advantage to an opposing counsel. He was exceedingly sorry to have to refer to the matter, and hoped Mr Parry would forgive him. Mr Parry said he would have looked upon this matter more kindly had Mr James Jippes brought it forward on the previous Monday, instead of allow- ing his name to go on several committees. It was only pushing him further into the mud. .M! œ<: Jopes: ? say again Mr Parry is doing me an lhjtisUc<?< Mr Parry: You were here fast" and could have moved then instead of to-day. Mr James Jones said he only considered that by putting Mr Parry on the Assessment Committee, it would be prejudicing the Council. He bad nothing against Mr Parry. Rev John Davies: I think unless the member for Llanbadarn signs the declaration within a certain time he will not be ab!e to take office. The Clerk: The Board will have to take steps to declare the seat vacant, unless the candidate returned qualifies within a month. Mr J. B. Morgan suggested that Mr Parry should send in his resignation and then take his own course. It was then decided to defer the matter for a month, Mr Parry in the meantime to take steps to put himself in an entirely legal position. THE CENSUS. The census returns for the Union were presented by the Clerk, and the figures will be seen in another column.
Cardiganshire Standing Joint Committee. The quarterly meeting of the Cardiganshire Standing Joint Committee was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Thursday last. The mem- bers present were:—Messrs C. M. Williams, D. C. Roberts, Peter Jones, Aberystwyth Morgan Evans, Oakford; D. J. Williams, Tregaron the Rev T. R. Davies, and Dd Davies, Llanddewibreti; Edward Jones, Talybont; J. M. Howell, and Rev. J. M. Griffiths, Aberayron; Col H. Davies-Evans, Highmead Capt Bray, Goginan Evan Richards, Penuwch: David Davfes, Felindre; Dr Jenkyn Lewis, Llanon; with H. C. Fryer (clerk), and Howell Evans (chief constable). MINUTES. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Clerk said that he had received a letter from the Chairman of the past year, stating that he was unable tn be present at this meeting. On the motion of Mr Morgan Evans, and seconded by Mr C. M. Williams, the Rev J. M. Griffiths was ap- pointed 'Chairman pro tem. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. On the proposition of Mr Morgan Evans, and seconded by the Rev J. M. Griffiths, Mr D. J. Williams (Abercoecl), was unanimously appointed chairman for the ensuing year. FINANCE COMMITTEE. On the motion of the Rev D. Griffiths, the mem- bers of the past finance committee were reappointed for the present year. Col Evans was also added APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. On the proposition of Mr Morgan Evans, and seconded by the Rev J. M. Griffiths, Mr D. J. Williams (Abercoecl), was unanimously appointed chairman for the ensuing year. FINANCE COMMITTEE. On the motion of the Rev D. Griffiths, the mem- bers of the past finance committee were reappointed for the present, year. Col Evans was also added to the committee, Mr C. M. Williams stating that he had rendered valuable service to the committee during the recent year. COMMUNICATIONS. A letter was read from Mr Justice Bruce stating that the place where the Justices sat in the Town Hall, Lampeter, was too small to hold papers, etc. The Clerk said that he had just examined the place, and it seemed rather small. He had written to Mr Harford on the matter, and he would let the Committee know the reply at the next meeting. FINANCE. Mr C. M. Williams, chairman of the Finance Committee, brought forward the Committee's report, which showed that the bills for the quarter ending 31st March last were examined, passed, and recommended for payment for the Aberystwyth or Northern Division, £48 5s lOd; Cardigan or Southern Division, C21 18s 9d. The JCommittee found that the sum of iE830 would be required for police expenses during the quarter and recommended that a requisition be made upon the County Council for that amount. The Committee bad again under consideration the claim of Mrs Sarah Evans, of Dale View, Lampeter, for compensation to the amount of £7 lis lOd in respect of damages done to her property by alleged rioters on the 10th December, 1900. After perusing the Chief Constable's special report upon the occurrence and considering the whole circum- stances of the case, the Committee arrived at the conclusion that, in inasmuch as theRiot (Damages) Act, 1886, provided for compensation for losses by riots only and as the Petty Sessional Court, sitting at Lampeter, after hearing considerable evidence upon the case and the occurrences on the 10th December last, decided that no riot took place on that occasion, and that the damage was not riotously committed, the Committee could not recommend that Mrs Evans' claigri be entertained or any compensation paid, The memorial of the sergeants and constables of the County Police Force on the subjects (1) of the scale of pay now in force and (2) of the proportionate nnmber of inspectors and sergeants to constables was con- sidered. The Chief Constable submitted a state- ment of the scales of pay in force in most of the counties of Wales and of the numbers of inspectors and sergeants as compared with constables. After careful consideration of the whole matter and of the Chief Constable's suggestions, the Committee decided to make the following recom- mendations (1) That all orders and resolutions touching pay and promotion in the Force, previous- ly made and passed either by the Court of Quarter Sessions or the Standing Joint Committee, be re- scinded (2) That the subjoined Scale of Pay be adopted and be made applicable to the whole Force forthwith:—3rd class constables, 22s 9d per week; 2nd class do., after 2 years in the force, 23s lid do; 2nd class do., after 3 years in the force, 25s Id do; 1st class do., after 6 years in the force, 26s 3d do 1st class do., after 2 years in 1st class, 27s 5d do; 1st class do., after 4 years in 1st class, 28s do 1st (long service) after 15 years in 1st class, 29s 2d do; sergeants on appointment, 29s 9d do; sergeants after 2 years as sergeant, 30s lid do; sergeants after 3 years as sergeant, 32s Id do; sergeants after 6 years as sergeant, 33s lOddo; sergeants (long service) after 15 years do., 34s 5d do; inspectors on appointment, 35s do; inspectors after 5 years as inspector, 38s 6d do; inspectors after 10 years as inspector, 42s do; superintendents on appointment, £ 130 15s lOd per annum, with travelling allow- ance, £30 8s 4d; superintendents after 5 years, E141 8s 9d per annum, with travelling allowance, P,30 8s 4(1; superintendents after 10 years, P.150 lis 3d per annum, with travelling allowance. F,30 8s 4d; chief constable on appointment, £250, with travelling allowance. £50 3s 9d; chief constable after 8 years, £ 275 5s 5d; with travelling allowance, £50 3s 9d; (3) That one inspector be appointed, to be stationed at Cardigan; (4) That the number of sergeants be increased from 5 to 7, inclusive of the chief constable's clerk, to be raised to the rank of sergeant; (5) That no constable be promoted,, in the ordinary course, to the second class uutil he has served at least two years in the force, nor to the first class until he has served at least six years; and then only, in both cases, if in the opinion of the chief constable the officer is thoroughly efficient and deserving of promotion; (6) that all promotions be made strictly by merit and not by seniority and that, for special meritorious service, the chief constable be em- powered to recommend for promotion any sergeant or constable who has not completed the specified period of service (7); that when a vacancy occurs in the office of superintendent, the chief constable report to the committee and name the officer he recommends, before making the appointment; (8) tnafc an allowance of hve shillings per quarter be I paid to each sergeant and constable who is certified 11 by the chief constable to possess a serviceable bicycle and to use it on police duty. Should the above recommendations be adopted the county police would consist of 41 officers and men. viz.. 1 chief constable, 1 deputy chief constable, 1 superintendent, 1 inspector. 7 sergeants, and 30 constables, and the increased yearly cost would be approximately £127. The clerk also reported that Mr Lewis, from whom the site for the proposed Talybont Police Station had been purchased, had consented to sell a few feet of additional frontage, if required, at a price of £2 per foot. The com- I mittee had asked the clerk to instruct the surveyor to have the plans of the proposed building by the 18th inst. & J THE POLICE MEMORIAL. Alderman C. M. Williams, commenting upon the recommendation to grant an increase of wages to the police, said their scale was the lowest in Wales but it must be admitted that the police work in Cardiganshire was done most efficiently. The Chief Constable would lose some of the best men if they were not paid on an equal footing tq other counties. He had calculated the cost, and to a farmer, whose rental was £ 40 a year, this proposed increase would only mean an additional 2d. The Committee also recommended that no increase be allowed Superintendent Williams. At present Superintendent Williams received Z150 per anuum wiin ibOU allowed for expenses, whilst Superin- tendent Phillips, whose duties were quite the same received oy P,1,30, with £30 allowed for expenses. In addition to that Superintendent Williams was theinspector of weights and measures, for which he received £45 per annum, making in all a salary of £245, whilst Superintendent Phillips only received £160. They, therefore, did not feel justified in granting an increase. With regard to the appoint- ment of a new inspector, the committee recom- mended that he should be stationed at Cardigan, At present the number of officers was considerably less in proportion to the number of constables than in any other county. The committee also recom- mended that the Chief Constable's Clerk be ap- pointed sergeant. Colonel Davies-Evans said he thought the com- mittee had done its work well. With regard to Superintendent Williams who had been in the service for 19 years would it not be a gracious thing that he should be allowed a small increase, say £10, only half of which would have to be paid by the county. Superintendent Williams had been ft faithful servant, and he moved that they grant an increase* The Rev T. R. Davies thought they should do something for an old officer who had been in the force for nineteen years, and he had great pleasure in seconding the proposition. Mr D. C. Roberts said it was only fair to the committee to state that there was no desire to treat Supt Williams unfairly. They considered he was very fairly paid, and inspection of weights and measures was done by him durix4g police time. Mr J. M. Howell said neither the Chief Constable nor Supt Philips' salaries had been increased for some time, and he moved that the matter be referred back to the Finance Committee, when the suggestion made by Colonel Evans could be con sidered. After some further discussion, Alderman C. M. Williams said be could not accept any addition to the report, as the committee had only considered what had been referred to it. The committee's recommendations were then adopted, and, subsequently, a resolution was adopted increasing Supt Williams' salary by £ 10. NEW POLICE STATIONS. It was agreed to apply to the Finance Committee of the County Council for £1200 for the erection of the New Quay and Talybont Police Stations, CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The Chief Constable, in his quarterly report, stated lilt P.C.'s John Jarman and T. Lloyd Bow- lands hi i I passed the second examination of the St John Ambulance Association, and P.C.'s John Jenkins, H. O. Jones, Daniel L. Davies, D. Mathias, and Evan Lewis the first examination, and P.C.'s T. E. Young, E. Thomas, D. Thomas, E. D. Evans, and E. Williams the third or final examination. The examining officer (Dr Hugh Jones, Dolgelley), in a letter to the Chief Constable, stated I am glad to state that I was particularly struck with the excellent, work done by all the police candi- dates at the recent Ambulance examination. They had mastered the subject thoroughly, and they deserve the greatest credit for their efforts. I am of opinion that they were materially assisted during their course by your Officer-Piic hard Jones-who has himself taken very high places at previous examinations..—The Chief Constable also reported on the explosions at Frongoch Lead Mines. "Judging by the way the dynamite bad been placed," he says, "I do not'think that there was any intention on the part of the offenders to injure anyone, but more with the view of creating terror among the management, otherwise the explosives would have been put nearer the buildings. En- quiries were subsequently made and several houses were searched with the object of tracing the offenders. At the Barracks a quantity of explosives were found, and the manager and foreman have been summoned for an offence under an Order in Council. A reward of £10 has also been offered to anyone who will give such information as will lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders, but so far I have not been able to get sufficient evidence to justify me in taking any criminal pro- ceedings against anyone."—The Chief Constable also recommended an increase of salary to Sergeant Phillips, Aberystwyth. Aldeiman C. M. Williams, in proposing an in- crease to Sergeant Phillips, said considering the heavy duties he bad to perform he did his work in an excellent manner. Mr Morgan Evans having seconded the recom- mendation was unanimously agreed to. On the proposition of Alderman C. M Williams, seconded by Mr D. C. Roberts, the Chief Con- stable's report was then adopted in its entirety. OCCASIONAL LICENCES. Alderman C. M. Williams reviewing the table of occasional licences granted during the last quarter, said he was very sorry to see that one of their old members had granted an occasional license at his house instead of at Petty Sessions. He referred to Mr Fowden, though perhaps he was unable to refuse, it being the occasion of a shooting match. The Rev J. M. Griffiths said that they should assume that it was so. Alderman C. M. Williams: When Mr Griffiths granted that out of quarter session he gave a satisfactory explanation, but others have not done so. I called attention to the matter, because attention has been called in every case where this has been done previously.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE.—The annual meeting of this Committee was held a £ the Union Workhouse on Friday the 19th inst. Mr John H. Evans, was re-elected Chairman for the ensuing year. No business was transacted exept the reading of the reports of the two-Attendance Officers. ° SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES ASSOCIATION. —The handsome some of L- 52 was made by a sale of work for this cause, held at the Salutation Hotel on the 17th inst. Mrs Fitzwilliams, who spared neither time nor labour on behalf of this worthy cause, is to be warmly congratulated upon the success which has attended her efforts. PARISH COUNCIL.—The first meeting of the Parish Council was held at the Board School on Tuesday week. The members present were Messrs William Lloyd, Frondeg; Thomas Powell, Landwr; Thomas Davies, Garregwen D. D. James, Tynew- ydd; James Evans. Blaendyffryn; Thomas Rees, Cilrhiwe: John Thomas, Goedengam; D. Thomas, Mynyddbach; and H. Maurice (clerk). The members present sisrned the declaration nf nffW Mr Thomas Rees, Cilrhiwe, an old mumber of the Council was appointed chairman, and Mr William Lloyd, vice-chairman. Mr David Davies, Wernfacb, J. T. Thomas, Adpar, Elias Thomas, Merchant, and James Jones, Llwcbyrhaluchaf, were appointed overseers. Owing to the unavoidable absence of three otner members further business was adjourned till the 30th inst to enable them to attend. The new rpembers are Messrs William Ljnyd, Thomas Rees, and John Thomas. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—The annual meet- ing of this Council was held at the Board Room of the Guardians, Newcastle Emlyn, on Friday the 19th instant. There were present: Messrs John Davies, G. M. Williams, Thomas Davies, Cilrhedyn A. E. Jeremiah, Thomas Davies.Pencader; William Joues, D. Jones, Court Mill; John Lewis, Thomas Thomas, Henry Davies, David Jones, Spring Gar- dens D. Lewis and Thomas Barrett. Mr Thomas Thomas proposed, Mr John Lewis seconded, and it, was resolved that Mr William Jones be elected Chairman pro tem. Mr Henry Davies proposed, Mr Thomas Thomas seconded, and it was unanim- ously resolved that Mr G. M. Williams be elected chairman for the ensuing year. Mr Thos. Thomas proposed, Mr John Lewis seconded, and it was unanimously resolved that Mr William Jones be elected vice-chairman for the like period. Both Mr Williams and Mr Jones returned thanks for their appointments. Mr William Jones' motion respecing the construction ot a fence between the road near Tivy Mills, Pont twelly, and the river Tivy was deferred it being understood that the County Surveyor intended visiting the spot and making an inspection in conjunction with Mr Williams the District Surveyor. It was decided to allow the question of the construction of a culvert at Cwm- morgan to stand adjourned until the next meeting. On the motion of Mr John Lewis, the Clerk was directed to write to the County Council for the grant promised by them towards the constnction of the bridges at Glanrhyd, Plasyrhafod and Pen- garreg. The Inspector of Nuisances read his monthly report. The accounts of the Surveyor fir the past quarter were examined. The expenditure was as follows:—Manual Labour-£102 18s Id. Fram Labour-El6 15s 9d. Materials— £ 45 14s lid. irademens Bills-E5 Bs 3d. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The annual meeting of the Board was held at the Union Workhouse on Friday the 19th instant. There were present, the Rev. Preb. R J Lloyd, Mrs Evans, Messrs Thomas Davies, Bronwion; Evan Davies, Fforest; John Rees, Plasnewydd Benjamin Davies, Blaenythan A T Evans, M.B. Llandyssul T Arthur Thomas, Unitarian Minister, LIandyssul; David Charles Jones Pantycreuddyn Thomas Thomas, Gyfeile John H. Evans, Penralltfachnog; Joshua Griffiths, Gwndwn John Jones, Bwlchclawdd; David Davies. Dolaucwerchyr; Griffith Davies, Alltycorde Thomas ones, renhmlle; David Thomas, Felincwm John Davies, Pontgarreg; G. M. Williams, Gelligatti; Thomas Davies, Cilwaunydd fawr; A E Jeremiah, Gilfacbgweision Thomas Barret, Cross Vale; Thomas Davies, Pencader; William Jones, Pen- raigwen; David Jones, Court Mill, John Lewis, Meiros Hall; Thomas Thomas, Penwern John Clayton Jones, Newcastle Emlyn; Henry Davies, Sychnant; David Jones, Spring Gardens; Daniel Lewis, Frondeg; William Marks, Penrallt; Evan Ihomas, Coedllwyd; James Thomas, Bwlchsais; Dan.elBowen, Troedyriiisv; John Jones, Boncath and John Williams, BLaenpibydd. The Clerk re- ported the number of paupers in the bouse during the past fortnight to be as follows:—1st week 12, corresponding week of last year 13; 2nd week 12, corresponding week of last year 13. Number of vagrants relieved 54, corresponding period 34. The expenditure on out-relief during the past fortnight was as follows :-David Jones, Penybryn District, £ 79 Os 6d to 300 paupers; John Thomas, Cenarth District, L68 3s lid to 287 paupers.—Mr David Charles Jones moved, Mr Daniel Lewis seconded and it was resolved that Mr J Clayton Jones be elected to the chair pro tem.-Mrs Evans proposed the re-election of the Rev. Prebendary R J Lloyd as chairman for the ensuing year. This was seconded by Mr G M Williams and unanimously agreed to. Mr Lloyd returned his thanks to the members for again re-electing him and said he hoped to be able with their kind assistance to carry out his duties satisfactorily.—Mr Evan Davies. Fforest. proposed and Mr Evan Thomas seconded the re-éleèiôn of Mr John Lewis as the chairman.—Mr Griffith Davies moved as an amendment and Mr John Jones, Llan- granog, seconded that Mr David Charles Jones be appointed vice-chairman.—Mr G. M. Williams moved and Mr Thomas Thomas, Penwern, seconded that Mr William Jones be appointed vice-chairman, but Mr Jones declined to stand. On a division Mr David :Charles Jones received 1 votes and Mr John Lewis 16 votes. Mr John Lewis who was thereupon declared duly elected, thanked the members for appointing him.—Mr John Lewis moved and Mr David Charles Jones seconded and it was unanim- ously resolved that the whole Board be elected on the Finance Committee. Considerable discussion II arose as. to the appointment of the Assessment Committee, various names being proposed. It was ultimately resolved on the motion of Mr David Charles Jones seconded by Mr Thomas Barrett that the following members be elected :-Messrs Evan Thomas, Griffith Davies, A. E. Jeremiah, W. Jones, John H. Evans, Thomas Davies, Bronwion Daniel Lewis, Joshua Griffiths, Daniel Bowen, T. Arthur Thomas, John Lewis and J Clayton Jones.—On the motion of Mr John Davies, seconded by Mr David Charles Jones, the following members are elected on the House Visiting Committee, Mrs Evans, Messrs David Charles Jones, David Jones, Siting Gardens; William Marks, Evan Davies, Fforest; Griffith Davies, Ben Davies, T. Arthur Thomas, John Jones, Llangranog; Thomas Davies, Pencader; A E Jeremiah and J Clayton Jones. On the motion of Mr Evan Thomas, seconded by Mr Thomas Barrett, it was resolved that the Guardians for the parishes that have no School Boards be elected on the School Attendane Committee. A letter from the Clerk to the Swansea Union accepting the charge ability of William Davies of Rhiwlas Cil- rhedyn, was read. A letter from Mr James John, solicitor, Carmarthen, offering, without prejudice, to accept E13 13s. in discharge of his account of ZIS 16s 8d., for preparing copies of Income Tax Assessments was read, but further consideration of his account was deferred pending a reply from Mr John Francis who had supplied similar copies, as to what he would accept. A circular letter from the Clerk to the Gnardians of the Parish of Ports- mouth calling attention to the inefficiency of the vaccination performed by private practitioners and inviting the Board to join in a petition to the Local Government Board with the object of compelling private practitioners to vaccinate upto the standard of public vaccinators was read. On the motion of Dr A. T. Evans the letter was alloved to lie on the table. On the motion of Mr Evan Davies, Fforest, seconded by Mrs Evans, it was decided that all blankets etc. to be given to paupers be brought to the Workhouse by the Contractor.
PONTRIIYFENDIGAID. PARISH COUNCIT,The annual meeting of the Parish CouNcil for Gwnnws Upper was held at the Board school on Saturday, April 20th. Out of the nine members who form the Council only three appeared along with Mr J. Rees, deputy clerk. The fine weather and busy time probably accounted for the absence of some, while others require a re- gular whipping up or they fail to appear at their post. The members present were Messrs Jno. Jones, Dolfawr David Jenkins, Black Lion and Thos. Evans, Chapel House. After signing the statutory declaration Mr John Jones was electe4 chairman, pro tem. The Chairman proposed Mr Edward Evans, Great Darkgate-street, Aberyst- Z, wytb. as chairman of the Parish Council. Mr Evans, he said. took a great interest in Bont affairs and the least they could do was to re-elect him as their chairman again this year. Mr David Jenkins seconded, and it was cariied unanimously. Mr D. Jenkins then proposed Mr John Jones, Dolfawr, as vice-chairman, noting that he was well posted up in local matters, and a regular attendant at the meet- ings. Mr Thos. Evans seconded, and it was carried unanimously. Mr David Jenkins was then elected chairman of parish meetings, and Messrs Moses Thomas, Llwynmwyn, and Thos. Lloyd, Calmadog, were appointed overseers. The Clerk presented a statement of accounts, which were audited and signed, A precept of zel was made out to meet current expenses. SUNDAY.—Quite a gloom was cast over the vil- lage on Sunday last at the unexpected news of the decease of Mrs John Jones, Bridgend shop. She had been ailing for soma time, but reports were current that a favourable change towards recovery had occurred. It was therefore a shock to those attending at. the different chapels on Sunday morn- ing to hear that Mrs Jones had peacefully passed away while they were in chapel. Mr John Jones and Miss Margaret Jones had left the house to at- tend the service at the C.M. Chapel, little thinking that poor Mrs Jones when tlwy: left, and that be- fore they would return she would have crossed j, the bar. Much symyathy is felt for the whole family, and the remains will be interred at the Abbey Churchyard on Friday next at 2 p.m.—Also when the congregations parted from Sunday school meetings on the same day, it was learnt that the infantchild of David and Sarah Rees, Maesnewydd, Bont, had passed away. The child was a year old, and succumbed to an attack of bronchial pneu- monia. This occurrence also drew forth heartfelt sympathy and the Rev John Bowen made touching and appropriate references to the double visit of the Reaper called Death, with his sickle keen," to quiet. Bont on the same Sunday, cutting away both old and young alike.
LLANDOVERY HORSE SHOW. LOCAL WINNERS. The annual Llandovery Entire Horse Show was held on Tuesday, in lasc week, when the following were the awards :— Cart stallion-1 Carmarthenshire Stud Co., Buccaneer III.; 2 Thomas Rees, Glanrafon, Llan- dilo, Tom o' Lincoln. Cart stallion not exceeding 15.2-1 Ths. Jones, Lluestfach; Llangeitho, Young Welsh Wonder; 2 Griffith Lewis, Salem, Llandilo, Cattertop' Roadster calculated to get carriage and saddle horses, not under 15.2-1 J. C. Harford, Falcondale, Stortford Denmark; 2 Carmarthenshire Stud Co., County Gentleman. Cob under 14.3-1 David Evans, Llwyncadfor, Newcastle Emlyn, Hexham; 2 Jones, horse trainer, Llandilo, Llandilo Wonder. OLD FALSE TEETH BOUGHT. Full value in cash or offer per return of post R. D. & J. B. Fraser, Ltd., Princes St., Ipswich The largest and oldest buyers in the world. Victoline is strongly recommended as an effective remedy for toothache, neuralgia, and headache
LLANDYSSUL. ASSOCIATION SUNDAY.—At the evening service on Sunday last at Capel-y-Graig, the Rev Evan David Priestly Evans, of Kidderminster, preached to a Jlarge congregation, and a collection made on behalf of the funds of the South Wales Unitarian Association. Mr Evans is the son of the late Rev Owen Evans, who was minister from 1867 to his death in 1865, of Cefncoed y Cymmer, is an aluminus of the Presbytarian College, Carmarthen, and of Manchester College, Oxford (formerly in London). After a short ministry at Loughborongh, Mr Priestly Evans settled at Kidderminster in 1890, in charge of the New Meeting Church founded in 1782. Here he has succeeded in more than main- taining the high standard reached by his predecessors, in the membership and influence ol this church. Mr Priestly Evans' many Llandvssul friends were delighted to see him once more in their midst.
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