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ECHOES OF THE WEEK. I
ECHOES OF THE WEEK. I [BY SIRIUS."] I THE LATE MR. H. J. HOWELL. I On Sunday morning last, the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis preached an appropriate memorial ser- mon to the late Mr. H. J. Howell, chairman of the Llanelly School Board. Among the various circles in which the late chairman was wont to move and interest hiineslf, there was none where he was more familiar or more beloved than at Park Congregational Church. In that community he occupied a unique position, and his loss will be well-nigh irreparable. During the sermon on Sunday morning last, reference was made w the many excellent qualities of the deceased gentleman. Incidentally, the preach- er observed that one of the last conversations he had held with the late Mr. Howell had reference to the re-appearance in local public affairs of an over-developed sectarian spirit-a development in respect of which the late Mr. Howell expressed himself heartily sorry. This sorrow will, I feel convinced, be widely shared, and it is for us who deplore it to take every legitimate step to obliterate it. THE EASTERTIDE HOLIDAYS. I The weather during the recent Eastertide holidays was the least congenial experienced for several years during the Easter festival. For a long time past, the Easter holiday makers have been singularly fortunate in being blessed with climatic conditions absolutely perfect—a fact which led us to some extent to expect, as by prescriptiveright,a renewal of the same hoped-for conditions this year. We didn't get them- except in part. On the whole, indeed, the weather was most unfavourable. Throughout the greater portion of Good Friday the climate" was wretched, and on Saturday it was worse. Easter Monday was very fair until the evening, when the rain re-appeared and fell in torrents for some hours. Speaking of rain, I don't think I ever attented a football match at Llanelly when more fell and when a greater gale blew than on Saturday last during the contest between Llanelly and Roekcliffe. The severity of the weather beat anything the followers of football in the town had ever experienced. For the space of an hour about a thousand of us, keen on the game, waited for the appearance of the teams, whose oncoming had not unnaturally been delayed in consequence of the gale. Disposed to wait no longer, the men at last filed into the field, and played in the teeth of a hurricane, and despite this the local team shewed grand form and exhibited some ex- cellent football. KEEPING- THE FESTIVAL. I Thero was no special celebration of the festi- val insofar as Llanelly was concerned. The only thing that was special about the keeping of the day was the letter appearing in a local print last Thursday from the pen of a local curate. I do not propose to minutely analyse the communication but will content myself with the comment that the letter wasn't in the best of taste. The usual services were held in the respective Anglican churches of the neigh- bourhood, and the customary teas and concerts were largerly patronised. On Easter Monday, thousands of people left Llanelly for various places up and down the line. An immense contingent booked for various places of interest in Pembrokeshire, the special attraction being an eisteddfod at Pembroke Dock. I was a member of this contingent, although, unlike a great many of my fellow-travellers, I did not pro- ceed as far as Pembroke Dock, preferring to spend the day at Tenby. It was gratifying intelligence to me later in the day to discover that the Llanelly Male Voice Party had divided the prize with Nantymoel, and having regard to the fact that the prize offered amounted to thirty- five guineas, it will be seen that the half-victory was worth winning. THE PRESENTATION TO MR. ARTHUR GOULD. I The veteran footballer, Mr. Arthur Gould, of Newport, was appropriately presented on Easter Monday evening with a gift of £ 500 in com- memoration of his invaluable services to the game over a period of nearly twenty years. It is not for me to recapitulate the points in the dispute of the Welsh Rugby Union with the International Board in respect of the testi- monial fund raised in the behalf of the veteran footballer. The facts are well-known to the public and it is unnecessary that I should again go over the ground. The purpose cherished in the present note is that of ex- pressing Llanelly's sympathy with the movement which culminated so auspiciously and appropriately on Easter Monday at New- port, when all the representative sportsmen of South Wales assembled to do honour to a gentle- man so worthy of honour as the old captain of the j Welsh team, a man whose form during about fifteeu years' play has been consistently good, and whose generalship of the Welsh team from season to season has been well nigh fault- less. All honour to the man who has rendered such invaluable services to pure sport in South Wales for so many years. AN INTERESTING INNOVATION. The Llanelly Board of Guardians propose to inaugurate a change in the Jabour tests in vogue at the institution in Swansea-road for the vagrants who pass through the town from day to day. Under existing conditions, the tramps are engaged in the profitless task of breaking stones, and the Board of Guardians, believing they ought to earn an honest penny ■ whenever the opportunity presents itself, have decided to substitute stone-breaking with wood- cutting. The vogue—which is successfully followed in some other unions—is to be con- ducted on a commercial basis, and ought, I imagine, to succeed. It appears that the new occupation is not to be confined strictly to vagrants, but will be shared in by a large number of the permanent inmates of the house, on the principle, so it was stated at the last meeting of the Guardians, that many of them would be glad to have something to do. This being a partial holiday week and feeling some holiday philanthropy, 1 am disposed to give the Guardians a free advertisement as follows "If you want cheap and well-chopped firewood, go to the Workhouse. Support home industries." I THE FOOTBALL TEAM. The Llanelly Football Team brought their season to a close on Easter Monday, the two -concluding matches being won in a canter. One of the most memorable seasons in the annals of the Llanelly Club has now terminated and it would be ungracious and unpatriotic to withhold any reference in this column to the splendid achievements of the Scarlets during the past six months. During the season, the homesters have only lost one match. They have played in magnificent form throughout, their combination particularly being fault- less. There can be no doubt that on the season's form, Llanelly takes pre- eminence over all the other Rugby clubs in the Principality. This, I. think, will be universally admitted. A London daily newspaper, indeed, not long since, declared that among the Rugby clubs of the kingdom, that of Llanelly took premier position. This is great praise, and the followers of the game at Llanelly will appreciate to the full this glowing recognition of the position occupied by the Scarlets in the Rugby world. Much of the success of the team during the season is undoubtedly to be set down to the splendid generalship shewn by the captain, Mr. Owen Badger. t
THE- WELSH UNIVERSITY OFFICES.
THE- WELSH UNIVERSITY OFFICES. INTERVIEW WITH ALDERMAN I" GWILYM EVANS. I At a meeting of the court of governors of the Welsh University, to be held at Shrewsbury this week end, a motion will come up in the name of Alderman Gwilym Evans, Llanelly to the effect that the three Welsh towns possessing university colleges should be debarred from the competition for the offices of the university- A Western Mail representative has interviewed Mr. Evans, and writes as follows:— Although it was near eleven o'clock when my cab toiled up the eminence from which the stately Westfa looks down on Felinfoel and the surrounding country, I found Alderman Evans in bed. Stricken down while on his honeymoon on the Continent, he had on his recent return rpsumed his labours at home before he was fit, and was paying the penalty of his recklessness. Visitors were denied, but, as I had come so far, I was privileged. But you must not stay long," said Miss Evans, the patient's niece And you must not let him talk much," added the nurse as she opened the door. I am afraid you won't be at the university court, next week," I said wasting no time. Are you bringing from Cardiff a vote of condo- lence or of thanks ?" asked Mr. Evans with a laugh that died off in a twitch of pain. I came to know," I said, why you are making a dead set against Cardiff." Eh ?" Your motion for excluding all college towns?" Oh, certainly. But don't call it a dead set against Cardiff. By the way, I won't be there to move it, for I shall be unable to get out. But I believe that not one of the college towns should have the university offices. It would undoubtedly, give undue prominence to that particular college in the town which obtained the registrar's offices." How so, seeing that the offices are not, and cannot become, connected with any particular college ? The court must visit all colleges in turn. That may be-" It is." I know, but there are very real and very solid reasons against selecting a college town, and I think all three should be ruled out at once, so as not to complicate the question of site. Mainly I believe, as I say—and very many others are of the same mind—that the selection of any one college town will give it an advantage over the other two. Coming to the other objections, there is in the case of Aberystwith and Bangor, the fatal objection of inaccessibility. In regard to Cardiff, that objection also holds to some extent, but I place more weight on the objection that its selection would give Cardiff College an overwhelming advan- tage over the rest of Wales." How so, where all are equal!?" In more ways than one. The chief objection appeals to my mind is that the selection of Cardiff would place it in a position of commanding influence. It would secure an amount of power altogether out of due proportion on the court." "No, no! There is equality of representation. It doesn't work out that way in matters of fact. Why, Cardiff itself has a larger representation than Pembrokeshire, larger than Breconshire, and than Cardiganshire. These are the facts." and here Mr. Evans reached for a little work on the University of Wales, showing among other things the re- presentation on the court. It also showed that the alderman was alive enough to be prepared to verify his references." I turned up the volume, found him the page, and he said, with some show of indignation:— Here you are-one member for Anglesea one for Breconshire, one for Cardiganshire two for Carmarthenshire, while Cardiff alone has two besides five for the county of Glamorgan, a large proportion of whom reside in the vicinity of Car- diff. So that, taking the court as it stands, you will find that Cardiff and the district-I mean the district within convenient distance of Cardiff- have undue power in the court." Mr. Evans," I said, after a pause, to let him recover a little after this outburst, "whatistlie meaning of this feeling against Cardiff 7" I will tell you," said the alderman readily as if I had suggested something that was then present in his mind. There is the same feeling in Wales against Cardiff as there is in the Carmarthenshire County Council against Llanelly. And there you are on the side of the oppressed ?'' I suggested, smiling at the thought of aggressive Llanelly in the character of a martyr in the county it sways. When the Llanelly men go down to the council, said Mr. Evans, ignoring the interruption, they understand what they want, and they ask for it with united voice. When the Cardiff men come to the university court or the Welsh central Board they do so at the risk, I am told, of getting a special saloon carriage, and they pretty well understand each other before they arrive." Is net that a thing to be desired?" Oh, it is just as you look at it." Well, then, taking the worst view of it, is this isolation voluntary, or has it been forced on Cardiff by another combination ? Cardiff, you will bear in mind, is the youngest of the college towns." "I won't try to answer that question but you have this position of a separate party, as it were, in the court, and this party, from its very separation, cannot help beiug regarded with suspicion." But is this not rather a matter for the whole of Wales. Has not Wales itself, as a whole, a vital interest in this question of the location of the offices ?" "You are coming to the matter of national institutions—museums and things," said Mr. Evans unconcernedly. I am." Well, you cannot get the feeling of Wales better represented than by those on the university court." But what do you think of the question of niuser,ms and things?' Are not Welshmen interested in making Cardiff in Wales what London is in England and Dublin in Ireland ? Don't we want Imperial grants for a national library, for a national museum, and other national institutions which we can never get till we agree on our capital ? The daily newspapers printed in Wales selected Cardiff as the natural centre around which the rest revolves don't you think that the place of great educational institutions is also some- where near the great centres of population, right in the midst of the people who are to be brought under their influences ? There was a long pause. Mr. Evans gazed intently at the ceiling (and a very beautiful ceiling it was), and then said quietly :— What a fine view we get from this window. Can you see Imperial grants on their way to Wales II" I asked without turning. On a clear day I can see right over to Pcn- cl awdd," he went on. You take no interest in the national institutions aspect ?" I pursued. "Not a bit!" he cried frankly. "I am quite willing for Cardifl to have the national museum." I beg pardon, sir," said the nurse, opening the door, did you ring 1" No one bad rung, but that is how nurses give a hint. "I am going," I said, and while I was collecting the papers Mr. Evans said— "If they place the offices at Cardiff they may as well drop the title of the University of Wales and call it the University of Cardiff. I will go further, and say that a good many educationalists in Wales, who have taken an interest in the establishment of intermediate schools, are sorely annoyed over the action of Cardiff in connection with the Welsh 'Central Board. When an executive was appointed at the last meeting they actually selected half the committee from Cardiff and district." "But, Mr. Evans Did you ring, sir ? No, I was only telling this gentleman," replied the alderman volubly, addressing the divinity in blue, "that I consider Swansea ought to have the oflices. It is one of the most easily reached town in Wales, and, as it is the second largest in the Principality, I think it would be magnanimous on the part- of Cardiff to help it in this matter." Now, sir really Women spoil interviews just as nonchalantly as they cut flowers. or pulldown dynasties.
TEA AT MAESCANNER CHAPEL I
TEA AT MAESCANNER CHAPEL The annual Eastertide tea under the auspices of Maescanner Baptist Chapel, Dafen, was held on Good Friiay, and was a great success. This annually recurring event is regarded with much faVour in the village, and a huge, representative, and appreciative assemblage is always guaranteed. There was no ex- ception marking the rule on Good Friday. The tea, together with the entertainment which followed it, was most successful, and the large company who partook of the good things provided for the occasion thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The ladies entrusted with the brewing of the tea were Mrs. Lodwick, Mrs. Bowen, and Mrs. Hopkins, the cake and bread and butter department being In charge of the following :—Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Isaac, Mrs. Treharne, Mrs. Williams, Mr. G. Treharue, Mr. D. J, Lloyd, Mr. Allen Jones, Mr. J. Treharne, Mr. T. Williams, Mr. W. Isaac, Mr. P. Phillips, and Mr. J. Owen. The ladies who presided at the tables were :— Mrs. J. T. Simon, assisted by Miss M. A. Simon Mrs, Bowen, assisted by Miss L. A. Bowen Mrs. Howells, assisted by Maggie TroharDe Miss Mary Phillips' assisted by Miss Rachel Phillips Miss Isaac, assisted by Margaretta Isaac Miss Morgans, assisted by Misses Helen and Ruth Morgans Mrs. Thomas, assisted by Miss Mary Morris and Miss H. B. Treharne; Miss Hopkins, assisted by Miss Annie Rees; Mrs. Bowen, assisted by Miss Margaretta Thomas and Miss Bowen; Miss Davies, assisted by Miss M. A. Owens; Miss Lewis, assisted by Miss M. Lewis Miss Phillips, assisted by Mrs. Davies. In the evening an interesting concert was held, over which the Rev. P. Phillips pre- sided, Mrs. D. Charles making an efficient accompanist. The choir was ably conducted by Mr. D. Davies. The programme was gone through as follows ;-Song, D. J. Williams; song, 1\1. Treharne glee, Choir; song, T. Evans duett, D. Davies aud T. Evans violin solo, S. Aubrey; song, Gwenny Williams; -glee, Choir; recitation, Master Cooper; recitation, B. Davies PeniUion singing, H. Harries.
THE SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS.
THE SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS. INTERESTING EVENT AT LLANELLY. On Good Friday evening, a grand concert was ,I held at the Athenseum Hall under the auspices of the Railway Servants' Society of the G.W.R This deserving fund is well worth support and the large number who were present on Friday evening gave their aid willingly. The chair was taken by Mr. J. Allen Williams, who opened the proceed- ings and gave the audience some facts as to the society. All the artistes admirably acquitted them- selves, especially Mr. Whitford, Swansea, who is an able banjoist. Messrs. W. Bartholomew, and W. H. Lewis and Mrs. Bartholomew's duetts brought forth the loud plaudits of the audience, also Mr. Webb in his stump oration. A reciter of no mean order was Miss Jones. Miss Williams was loudly cheered for her songs and so was Miss Jenkins. Messrs. E. Thomas and D Jones created roars of laughter by their up-to-date performance. Mr. T. Bennett, pianist at the Royalty, acted as accom- panist, and carried out his duties to the satisfaction of all. Messrs. W. Bartholomew and W. Rossiter carried out the work of secretaries in a most finished manner and great praise is due to them for their indefatigable efforts in making up a pro- gramme. Mr. G. Williams, secretary of the branch, gave a short account of the working of the society for the twelve months. The programme was gone through as follows :— Pianoforte solo .Mr. F. Bennett Song The Railway Orphan Mr. D. Evans Duett" Laughter Messrs. W. Bartholomew and W. H. Lewis Song Mr. T. Bowen Song "Ora Pro Nobis" Miss. M. E. Jenkins Itecitatioii I The Signalbox "Miss Jones Song and dance Afr. E. Thomas (encored and responded) Song The Holy City" Miss E. Williams (sticored and responded) Song "Anchored" Mr. W. H Lewis Banjo solo Mr. Whitford, Swansea Knockabouts .Messrs. E. Jones and E. Thomas (encored) Duet "Money Matters" Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Son Star of Bethlehem" Miss Williams Recitation. The Lifeboat"Miss Jones Song The Tempest"Mr. E. Lewis Daett The Sailor Sighs Messrs. W. Bartholomew and W. H. Lewis Stump oration Mr. W. H. Webb Selection on the banjo and mandolins.Mr. T. Wise and friends The hall was kindly lent for the occasion by the Borough Council. The piano was also lent by Messrs. Thompson & Shackell and the curtains by Mr. T. Lockyer, Vaughan-street. j il ft- T. Lock y er, 1!1 I
THE LATE MR. H. J. HOWELL.
THE LATE MR. H. J. HOWELL. LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT AUDITOR. Mr. Hugh R. Williams, Government auditor, has written as follows to Mr. J. Griffiths:- 9, ST. JAMES GARDENS, SWANSEA, 15th April, 1897. DEAR SIR, I am extremely sorry to learn of the death of your esteemed townsman Mr. H. J. Howell. A short time ago at the last audit of the School Board accounts, Mr. Howell was present, and I was afforded the honour of making his acquaintance. His knowledge of the transactions of the School Board, even to the smallest account, surprised me. It shewed how very great an interest he took in the affairs of the School Board, and his loss will be keenly felt b" the people of Llanelly. Thanking jua for your kindness in writing to tell me, Believe me, Yours very truly, H. R. WILLIAMS. John Griffiths, Esq., H. R. WILLLAIIS. I Tenby House, Llanelly.
BOARD OF GTTARDIANS —
BOARD OF GTTARDIANS — THE RELIEF LIST. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Llanelly Board of Guardians was held at the Union Work- house on Thursday last. Mr. T. Seymour presided, there being also present Mrs. Paton, Mrs. Knotts, Messrs. D. L. Rees, T. Jones, J. Llewellyn, P. T. Daniel, W. Y. Nevill, Daniel Davies, T. Thomas, Revs. H. Evans, D. Davies, and Dr. Jones, together with the clerk (Mr. D. C. Edwards), the deputy- clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake), the relieving officers (Messrs. D. Jones and J. White) and the Master (Mr. J. Bevan). THE VISITORS. I The visitors for the next fortnight are Colonel I Wright and Mr. W.Morgan. THE. TENDER FOR IRONMONGERY. I The Clerk recommended the Board to accept the tender of Mr. J. R. Ball for the supply of iron- mongery. Mr. T. Jones proposed that it be accepted. The Chairman seconded and it was carried. THE INMATES TO ATTEND THE ROYALTY. I An application was received from Mr. W. A. Totten, the manager of the Royalty Theatre, asking the Board to allow the children and inmates of the workhouse, to attend the Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Mr. W. Y. Nevill thought they would enjoy themselves. Heproposed that permission be grant- ed the inmates to attend the theatre. Mrs. Knotts seconded and it was carried. It was also decided to thank Mr. Totten for his kindness. THE DIAMOND JUBILEE. I A letter was read from Lord Windsor inviting representatives from the Board to attend a meeting at Bridgend on Friday,in order to raise a coun ty fund in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee. The Clerk said that the place was in Glamorgan- shire, and the reason he thought they had sent the invitation was because of their Loughor members. The letter was allowed to lie on the table. Another letter was read from the Secretary of the Llanelly Hospital, asking the Board to appoint two members to represent them on the Special Committee, in order to raise funds towards wiping off the existing debt on the hospital in commemora- tion of the Diamond Jubilee. Mr. D. L. Rees proposed that Mr. T. Jones and Mr. R. C. Jenkins be their representatives. The Chairman seconded and it was unanimously earried, WOOD INSTEAD OF STONES. A tender was received from Mr. H. Rees for the supply of firewood. He would sell 50 or 60 tons at lis. a ton. The Master explained why this course had been taken. He thought it would be better to get the tramps to chop wood instead of breaking stones as their work. This was done in Carmarthen and other places and it worked well. They could then sell the wood as firewood. Mr. T. Jones said that this plan was in vogue at Cardiff also. The Chairman You will require a few hatchets ? The Master: Yes. Mr. D. L. Rees said it seemed to him as if they were going to do away with the stones. Mr. T. Jones: The inmates to do the work as well ? The Master: Yes, no doubt, they would be glad to get something to do. Mr. D. L. Rees: We don't want to make money on the back of the tramps. We want to do away with them. It was finally decided to get a ton of wood and try the plan. THE VACCINATION OFFICER FOR THE LOWER DISTRICT. The Clerk asked the Board when they intended going into the matter of the vaccination officership, for the lower district. Mr. W. Y. Nevill thought they could get a com- mittee of the whole Board to go into the matter. The Clerk remarked that a small committee would do very well. Mr. T Jones said this was a matter that required consideration and he suggested that a small com- mittee be appointed to go into the matter and report to the Board. Mr P. T. Daniel suggested the following mem- bers for the committee The chairman, the two vice-chairmen, Messrs. Thomas Jones, W. Y. Nevill and J. L. Thomas. The suggestion was agreed upon. THE MASTER'S RE1 PORT. i The Master reported that there were 89 inmates in the house during the week, and 6 from Bridgend, as compared with 89 for the correspond- ing period of last year. A LETTER FROM THE RECTOR OF LLANEDI. A letter was read from the Rector of Llanedi, Rev. Roger Williams, asking the Board to con- tribute towards the maintenance of Mary Davies, Tycoppa, Tycroes. Mr. D. L. Rees did not like the idea of Mr. Williams writing to the Board on that subject. It was his duty to go to the guardian of that district f and spaak to him on the matter. Mr. W. Y. Nevill thought they ought to have applied to the relieving officer. The relieving officer said that she had sons who were working. The house was offered. A DESERVING CASE. I E. Davies, Tycroes, 21 years of age applied for relief. She was now living with her mother who was a widow and 71 years of age. She had also a brother who was earning three shilling a day and maintaining his brother. The young lady was un- able to work for herself owing to a diseased wrist- joint. Mr. J. Llewellyn thought this was a deserving case. Mr. D. L. Rees proposed that 2s. Gd. a week be granted. Mr T. Jones seconded. Mr. Llewellyn proposed 3s. a week. Mr. Dl. Davies seconded. The amendment was put to the meeting and lost, therefore, it was decided to give her 2s. 6d. a week. A CASE FROM PONTYBEREM. An application for relief was made by Mrs. Kitty Rees, Pontyberem. She was 6G years of age and a widow, living with her married daughter who had three children. The Relieving Officer recommended that 2s. 6d. a week be given her. Mrs. Knotts proposed that that sum be granted. Dr. Jones thought they should relieve in kind. Mr. P. T. Daniel seconded the proposition and it was carried.. A ROAMING APPLICANT. D. Jones, Park, Llannon, applied for a 'little assistance. He had been living with his daughter at Felinfoel, but had now returned to Llannon again. Mr. D. Davies proposed that he be given 2s. a week relief. Mrs. Paton seconded and it was agreed to. HE INSISTED ON APPEARING BEFORE THE I BOARD. The Relieving Officer said that D. Harry, Llan- gennech, wished to appear before the Board to apply for an increase of relief. Mr. T- Thomas said that Harry pested him every I day about the matter and was under the impression that he had some grudge against him. He hoped the Board would give him permission to appear before them. Rev. D. Davies remarked that he was the same with him. The Chairman did not feel inclined to give Harry permission to enter the room. He said that if Harry was not satisfied with what was given him he could come into the house. By some means or other Harry was informed of the meeting of the Board and insisted on entering the room. When he appeared he told the chairman that he had been working with his father and gave a graphic account of his younger days. The Chairman told him that if the amount given him was not sufficient, he could come into the house. The applicant now gave vent to tropical language and said he would not come into the house. It was a shame to ask an old man 87 years of age to come to the house. He hoped the Lord would have mercy on him and take him from earth to paradise. While leaving the room Harry said he would cut his head off before he would go into the house. SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME. I I Kitura Owen, near Penuel Chapel, Loughor, asked the Board for the second time to relieve her. Mrs. Paton proposed that 5s. a week relief be granted. Mr- W. Y. Nevill seconded, and it was agreed to. THE WIFE OF A LATE INMATE. I Margaret Williams, the widow of Evan Williams, mason, and a late inmate of the workhouse, asked the Board to relieve her to enable her to go to Swansea. A DESERTED WIFE. I An application was made by Sarah Davies for relief. She appeared before the Board and said that her husband had deserted her, and that she had not heard from him for the last three years. She was told sometime ago that he was seen at New- port. She only wanted a little to bring up her children. She had been some time ago in a small pox hospital at Gloucester attending to patients, but now she was a charwoman. The Clerk said that she was a very upright and hard working woman, aud that she was striving for a living, but then they could not grant relief until they knew whether the husband bad crossed the ocean or not. Mrs. Knotts and Mrs. Paton also spoke in high terms of her. Finally she was offered the house. SHE WAS TOLD TO GO TO LLANELLY FOR RELIEF. I Betsy Walters, Pontyberem, applied for support. She was 43 years of age, a.nd had been receiving relief from the Carmarthen Union. They had now told her to go to the Llanelly Union for relief. Mr. T. Jones asked if she belonged to them. The Relieving Officer replied in the affirmative. Mrs. Paton proposed that she be granted 4s. a ?-?tt she be granted 4s. a week. Mr. D. L. Rees seconded, and it was agreed to. THE DAFEN CASE AGAIN. I Eleanor Howells, Church-street, Dafen, made a second application for relief. It will be remem- bered that on the first occasion she was offered the house. She had been in Llanelly for about 2 years and 11 months. She had relief from the Swansea Union about two years ago. She had now 3 children to maintain. I The Relieving Officer said she was a little better now. A medical certificate was submitted which stated that in a short time she would be able to do something for herself. Mrs. Paton thought it was a very deserving case. Mr. W. Y. Nevill: She is in distressing circum- stances. Mrs. Paton thought they should take upon themselves of giving her relief and applying for it again from the Swansea Union. The applicant now appeared before the Board. Mrs. Paton: What rent do you pay 1 —8s. 4d. a month. Mrs. Knotts How have you been living in the past ? The applicant: The neighbours have been kind to me. Mr. W. Y. Nevill: How do you propose to get work? The applicant: I will do my best to get work as soon as I am able to do. Mr. D. L. Rees stated that now she was getting better, perhaps in a short time she would be able to earn her own living. Mrs. Paton proposed that they should relieve in kind and then ask the Swansea Union to refund it. Mrs. Knotts seconded. The Chairman thought they were making a mistake in changing their minds from one week to the other. If this went on they would, get no end of applicants. The Chairman told her that the house would be the best place for her. The applicant thought that she could not break I up her home and go into the house. It was decided to relieve in kind. A YOUNG APPLICANT. I An application was received from John Williams, Dafen, for relief. He was 21 years of age and was suffering from chest and lung disease, The Chairman asked what his father's work was. The Relieving Officer said that he was an engineer in a tinworks. Mr. W. Y. Nevill: What wages does he get ? The Relieving Officer: I don't know. Eventually the matter was deferred for further inquiries. FROM FIVE ROADS. I W. Evans, Five Roads, made an application for a little support. He was 53 years of age and in ill- health. The Chairman Has lie had relief before ? The Relieving Officer; Yes, about 8 months ago. It was decided to relieve in kind for a month. AN INVALID. I H. Fulford, Allt, Llangennech, asked the" Board to grant him a little support. He was 46 years of age and an invalid. Rev. D. Davies asked if the applicant h adbeen relieved in kind. The Relieving Officer said he had been relieved in kind to the extent of 5s., a week ngo. It was agreed that further inquiries be made in the matter. HE HAD NO CHILDREN. I The Relieving Officer applied for relief on behalf of William Morris, an old man who had no children. He had been working in the Copper Works. It was decided to relieve in kind for a few weeks. A FAITHFUL SON. H. Jones, Ysguborfach, applied for relief. She was 47 years of age, aud had buried her husband some years ago. The Relieving officer said she had sons, and one, Tlieophilus, was giving her a Is. a week. It was decided to give her 2s. 6d. a week, and alsoseethat the son should contribute his share also. AN APPLICATION. I W. White, Forge-row, made an application for relief. He had been on his club for years. He had four children. 5s. a week relief was granted him.
MORE WOOD'S DOCTOR.I
MORE WOOD'S DOCTOR. I THE FINAL BALLOT. I The final ballot in connection with the ap- pointment of medical officer for the South I Wales rinplate Works, Llanelly, in succession to the late Dr. Jones, took place on Thursday, when Dr. Edgar Davies was successful, the figures b.eing:— Dr. Edgar Davies 5221 Dr. J. L. Davies 468
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I MUSTARD AND CRESS. I ———— ————— Mr. John Bourne is recuperating at Tenby. An interesting local marriage is to take place in & few days. Fourteen girls have been capped M.A. at Edinburgh University. Mr. Chamberlain says he derives more pleasure from gardening than politics. Mr. Harry Bowen was referee at Swansea on Satur- day aud Easter Monday. The midnight express on Thursday did net arrive until two o'clock on Good Friday morning. The football tournaments, announced for Good Friday at Halfway, have been postponed until Saturday next. Mr. Jehu Thomas, Llanelly, was one of the adjudi- cators at the Pembroke Dock Eisteddfod on Easter Monday. A large number of the Llanelly scholastic fraternity are at Swansea, attending the annual conference of the N.U.T. Melodrama is the order of the week at the Royalty Theatre, the boards being occupied by the play entitled The Gambler's fate." The Queen's famous plate of solid gold has been removed from Windsor to Buckingham Palace in readi- ness for the jubilee celebrations. Earl Cawdor has returned to Stackpole Court from a voyage to the West Indies, and has considerably improved in health by the change Miss Claudia Williams and Miss H. J. Williams took part in a sacred concert held at the Royalty Theatre on Good Friday evening. There is nothing like law for holidays. The solicitors' offices in Llanelly were closed on Thursday and were not reopened until Wednesday morning. It is high time we had a new set of Intermediate School governors. A quorum is the exception at the various meetings summoned in the usual way. The chairman of a meeting at which the Rev. Ossian Davies was a speaker the other day, said that Mr. Davies was Ocean in name and Ocean in speech. Rapid progress is now being made with the laying out of the grounds environing the Town Hall. It is evident that our municipal authorities intend surround- ing themselves with a miniature Paradise. Mr. John Bourne, all ex-chairman of the Llanelly Borough Council, and Mr. John Griffiths, the present vice-chairman, were in conclave at the Gate Hotel, Tenby, on Easter Monday. The magistrates had a short sitting yesterday. Nowadays, the court rarely rises on a Wednesday until late in the afternoon. Yesterday, however, all the business was despatched shortly after noon. The fancy dress ball tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Llanelly Cricket Club promises to be a great success. A large number of friends from adjoining counties will be present on the occasion. The Llanelly Town Band prize drawing is postponed to May 15th. Tickets to be had from Messis. Tom Hughes, J. Hansard, and James Samuel, and members of the band. Book of 6, 2s. 6d., book of 12, 5s. single tickets od- A Llanellyite, recently returning home from his holidays, walked into Merthyr Tydfil station, and in asking the booking-clerk for his ticket, simply said, SoSpy.n fach, please." The ticket was handed over without any further inquiries. The chorus of the Greek war song is as follows :— Sons of Greeks Let us go In arms against the foe, Till their hated blood shall flow In a river past our feet. A well known Ebbw Vale politioan, who was at a church meeting at which the organist was receiving a testimonial, expressed the hope that Mr. would live for many years to enjoy the present of which he was the recipient." The present was the sum of ten pounds. Mr. John M. Howell, J.P., of Aberayron, brother of Mrs. D. Evans, Goring Road, was elected chairman of the Cardiganshire Joint Standing Police Committee on Thursday last. He is also at the present time chair- man of the Parish Council and of the Rural District Council of Aberayrou. This is absolutely true. A minister near Swansea, during one of his ministerial visits, expressed to a mother his regret that her son John was not a fall member ot his chapel, aud added, "You are a most honourable member i you attend the meetings, you pay regularly the pew rent, and you entertain the preachers handsomely. Cannot you induce John to follow your example ?" It's no good," replied the mother; John has joined the Oddfellows this last two years." Says a writer in the Mornincj Leadei-By the way, I can fancy worse ways of getting a living than that suggested in the following advertisement:— GENTLEMAN, wishing to add to an inade- quate income, OFFERS his SERVICES to Ladies desiring an Escort for Theatres, Amusements,. Social Functions, or Extensive Travelling speaks French and German. There is a refinement about the allusion to an inade- quate income" which I like. It is far nicer than talking about being "hard up," or"stoney broke, or up a tree," in Queer-street," or anything of that sort, and it means very much the same thing. I hope he will get taken on. I should like to see him in the active duties of his profession at a social furition- The Pupil Teachers' unbeaten record in the domain of football will have to be amended. Last Thursday an "inspired paragraph" appeared in this column to the effect that the Pupil Teacher's team was the only one in the district with an unbroken record, having played two matches and won two. On Thursday a second match was played with the team of the Inter- mediate School, and the Pupil Teachers went under. Six yuars ago to-day (says the Western Mail) Major Jones took a step which it would be interesting to know if he regrets. It was on that day that he resigned his appointment as United States Consul at Cardiff in order to embark on the squally sea of politics. Car- marthen Boroughs fell prone at the major's feet, and he blossomed forth an M.P. Now, after six years we find him devoting his energies and eloquence to journalism, politics knowing him no more. Since Adam cut his initials in the bark of the tree of Eden boys of every generation have done the same. In the neighbourhood of the once famous Ffrwdvale "College," in the top end of Car- marthenshire, there can be seen the initials D. L. P." and T. D., Dowlais." These were cut half a century ago by Mr. D. Long Price, the present Carmarthenshire county treaurer, and the Rev. Thomas Davies, who recently retired from the pastorship of Siloah Chapel, Llanelly, The two were fellow-students at the famous old seminary. A fact that may excite some curiosity is that local ironmongers have been doing a particularly good trade in gardeners' tools this season despite the unfavourable weather. The explanation offered is that in fine weather, these tools are loaned over the garden walls from one to the other. This season, however, there has been so much rain that each possessor of a tool has required it all to himself, as the opportunities for using it have been so few. His neighbour has, there- fore, been obliged, to purchase the tool for himself. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good. On Easter Monday two solicitor's clerks, residents of Llanelly, determined after a long and laborious consideration, to spend the afternoon at the Mumbles, whither they proposed to journey on their bikes." Not long after their arrival at the favourite watering place, the rain came down in torrents and the question of returninghome had to be immediately discussed. A suggestion was made that the machines should be pawned, and the pledges redeemed another time. Eventually, this suggestion was ruled out of court, and the trippers resolved upon wheeling their bicycles home through the mud and rain. It would be unkind to disclose the time when they reached home. Another Crimean veteran has passed away in the person of Lewis Hughes, of Carmarthen. Hughes, who was about 70 years of age, enlisted in the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (late 381;h) in 1816, and saw a good deal of active service. After a couple of years in North America the regiment landed in Gali- poli, in 1854, and went from there to Varna, eventually landing in the Crimea and taking part in the Battle of Alma. Lewis Hughes also fought at Inkerrnan, aud was present throughout the seige and fall of Sebasto- pol, and was engaged at.the attack on the cemetery. At the outbreak of the Mutiny, Sergeant Hughes landed with his regiment at Calcutta, and, being despatched to the front, took part in several minor operations on the road to Lucknow, and as a non- commissioned officer in the light company of his regiment saw some stirring times while bringing a seige train from Agra to Cawnpore. He took part in the capture of Lucknow, under Sir Colin Campbell. After fourteen years' service the old soldier was granted a free good conduct discharge. He was in possession ot three medals (one being the Turkish medal), with clasps for Alma, Inkerrnan, Sebastopol, and Lucknow. Since leaving the Army, Sergeant Hughes servtd. in the Cardiganshire and Carmarthen Borough Police, and was superannuated from the latter force six years ago.