ECHOES OF THE WEEK. +. — [Bv SIRIUS."] THE INCORPORATION OF THE Towx. The Llanelly delegates present at the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers last week at Swansea must have been impressed with the painful contrast presented in the reception given to the delegates by certain of the towns adjacent to the centre where the conference was held. It is at functions of this kind that the insignificance of unincorporated towns is shewn up by the pomp, pagaentry, and dignity of communities which have had the pluck to go in for charters of incorporation' On Easter Monday in connection with the func- tion under notice it was perfectly humiliating to note the small one-horse show which Llanelly made in comparison with some of the other towns, Aberavon and Neath, par e.rample. I have been in conversation with more than one of the delegates present at Swansea on the occasion named, and from all I hear the same story—the story of a sense of humiliation and littleness in having to take a back seat to towns of considerably less commercial and administra- tive importance to our own. I venture to think that if a poll were taken of the scholastic fraternity of the town on this question, not a vote would be cast against steps being immediately taken to obtain a charter of in- corporation. We are from time to time receiving constant reminders of the need of the dignity associated with the municipal condition I have described, and since we are hearing so much just now of diamond jubilee celebrations, I respectfully suggest that the Llanelly Borough Council might do a worse thing than that of resolving to celebrate the occasion by applying for a charter of incorpora- tion. THE CHARITIES OF THE UNION. The proceedings of the conference practically closed on Thursday, the two remaining days being devoted to excursions organised by the Swansea branch under the auspices of the TJnion. The business on Thursday was specially interesting, chiefly consisting as it did of the presentation of purses to the officials of the union by the various affiliated branches up and down the country for the maintenance of the orphanages conducted under the regis of the organization. Some thousands of pounds were thus contributed, the West Lambeth branch taking first position with the magnificent sum of £ 1,342. Swansea contributed £1,1f50,to which Sir John Llewellyn added £ 21; Rhondda, £ 200 Llanelly £ 172 and Merthyr, 210;5. It will be seen from this that Llanelly made a respectable donation, and I heartily congratulate the mem- bers of the local branch upon the enthusiastic efforts which culminated in such an eminently satisfactory result. THE FOOTBALL CLUB BANQUET. As a Llanellyite who has followed the doings of the football club very closely during the season just closed, I earnestly hope that the banquet to be given in their honour on Satur- day evening next will be the success it deserves to be, and I hope, with equal fervency, that the testimonial fund, now being raised in honour of the two teams, will be popular among all sections of the inhabitants. The season has been a remarkable one in many respects. The first fifteen fixture card was played tliroucli, as my readers are aware, with the loss of only one match, and that loss was registered under particularly hard condi- tions. But for inefficient refereeing, Llanelly would undoubtedly have won, and as the score stands, the Scarlets only lost by a place kick. The second fifteen, in like manner, have had an eminently successful season, and after a spirited competition were able to capture the South Wales Challenge Cup. There is every excuse, therefore, why the close of the season should be celebrated by an evening out." A WATER SUPPLY QUESTION. I There is an appreciable element of satisfaction in the fact that the Llanelly Borough Council have at length vigorously taken up the question introduced to their notice by the Rural District Council, of supplying Llwynhendy and Burry Port with water from the town reservoirs. From the moment the question was mooted- some twelve months ago I should imagine—it appeared to me to a very desirable arrangement in the interests of both bodies and the constitu- ents whom they serve. The town authorities, however, have been very slow in getting to work, slow at any rate,in facilitating the details with which such a proposal is inevitably asso- ciated. I am rejoiced, however, to find that at last the members have taken the "bull by the horns," having given evidence that no effort shall now be lacking on their part to- wards bringing the long-continued negotiations to a close. I repeat a hope, which I expressed long ago, that the question will be carried to a successful issue. It is absolutely unnecessary that the rural authorities should go to a large expenditure in constructing storage accommo- dation when the parishes in need could be supplied by the nrban authority—with advan- tage to the rural districts, and with profit to the town. This is an arrangement in vogue in many districts outside our own, aud there is an absolute dearth of reasons why it should not become the vogue here. THE UNIVERSITY OFFICES. I The court of governors of the newly-founded Welsh University have pitiably funked the responsibility of selecting a site for the Regis- trar's offices. The long-looked for meetings took place last week end at Shrews- bury, and the representatives of the • various towns in competition for the distinct appeared with their petitions and their pledges, which they duly elaborated before the Court. The Court listened patiently. And that was about all the members were disposed to do. When the work of selection was opened a tendency was disclosed in favour of deferring the choice for five long years. As the discussion proceeded, this tendency was strengthened, and when a vote was taken a proposal embodying the feeling described was carried by a large majority. This is a singularly impotent con- clusion. We were absolutely unprepared for such a pitiable exhibition of delay and hesitation. If there were any special reasons why the choice should be deferred, why were these special reasons not discovered before P There is no excuse for the Court of governors. They stirred up the keenest of competitions among a dozen towns, imposing no inconsiderable burden of cost upon each of the localities seeking the honour, and in the end, the assem- bled adjudicators of the claims of the competitors hurriedly dropped the lot and told them to renew their applications five years hence. My readers will, I imagine, join with me in saying Absurd to a degree." THE EMBANKMENT QUESTION. I From what I have gleaned in unofficial quarters—and the newspaper man frequently plants his feet with inconsiderable cautiousness in fields which the proverbial angel would fear to tread—counsel's opinion in relation to the position occupied by the Borough Council in connection with the proposed raising of the sea embankment is not quite so satisfactory as it might be. I make no pretension to an ac- quaintance with the text of the opinion in question, and I hope that the rumoured incom- plete satisfaction of his terms is groundless in fact. However that may be, whether the rumour be true or false, I fervently trust that the Council will persistently avail themselves of every means in their power to guarantee a solution of this vexed question at the earliest date possible. t believe that the members are now determined to exert every effort designed to properly protect the Dock District ere another winter is here, and I com- pliment them on their determination. If what 1 am informed is true, a deputation has been appointed to wait on Sir Arthur Stepney upon his return to Llanelly. It will be a general hope that his return will be a speedy one, especially so when regard is paid to the convic- tion cherished in not a few quarters that when the facts are fully placed before Sir Arthur, he will immediately fall in with the proposed strengthening and raising of the mud-wall,
I EASTER VESTRIES. j ST. PETER'S CHURCH. The Easter vestry meeting of the congregation of St. Peter's Church was held at St. Peter's Hall on Wednesday last. Rev. D. Morgan Jones, the vicar, presided and he was supported by the Revs. Philip Rees, T. A. Lewis, and representative members of the thurch. Mr. Bowen presented the church-wardens' accounts and they were audited and found correct. The congregation re-elected Mr. W. Bowen as their warden for the ensuing year and the vicar appointed Mr. John Evans, builder, Lloyd-street, as his warden. The usual number of sidesmen were also appointed. Various items of business were referred to the vicar and and church-wardens for their immediate attention. Everything passed off in the best of spirits. Votes of thanks were passed to the auditors and the wardens. The meeting terminated with the benedic- tion by the vicar. I ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. I The St. Paul's Church vestry was held at St. i I Paul's church vestry on Friday last. The Rev. D. Morgan-Jones presided, and was supported by the I Rev. T. A. Lewis. The churchwardens' accounts were audited and found correct and approved by the meeting. Mr. D. H. Davies was appointed parish warden and Mr. D. P. Davies ?che si(lesmeii for was elected vicar's warden. The sidesmen for church and choir were re-appointed.—Votes of thanks were passed to the auditors and wardens.— It was unanimously passed,, on the proposition of ,e?tcler to the deaf ax,(l Mr. T. R. Humphreys, lay-reader to the deaf and dumb mission, and seconded by Mr. W. Jenkins, that Mr. W. Lewis be appointed church warden for St. Barnabas.-It was proposed by Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. J. Davies, that St. Barnabas should in all matters of business be.referred to the parish wardens.—Mr. J. Davies proposed acd Mr. Francis seconded that the usual voluntary rate be raised.— The usual votes of thanks were passed and the meeting terminated with the benediction by the vicar. J THE PARISH CHURCH. I At the vestry of the above Church, Mr. Evan Jones, Bres Cottage, was reappointed vicar's warden, and the parishioners re-elected Mr J. r,.Pailis their warden. The parishioners chose the following sides- men:—Messrs. Evan Evans, George Chapman. Thomas Davies. John Davies, Eichard Morgan, Thomas Jones, William Vaughan, William Evans, Prospect-place; and the vicar's sidesmen were the following:—Messrs. Benjamin Davies, Edward Jones, Daniel Phillips, John Jones, William Evans, Daniel Harris, David Morris, and Henry Davies. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH. I The vestry of the above Church was held on Friday, the vicar (Rev. J. L. Meredith, M.A.), being in the chair, supported by the Eevs. J. Morgan Powell, J. Williams, and D. J. Thomas, together with Mr. A. D. Davies and Major Bythway (church wardens) and Messrs. Robert Margrave, J. Griffiths, Thomas Johnson, John Scaife, William Griffiths, J. D. Beynon, W, Griffiths, G. Beresford, D. O. Williams, J. Pugh, J. C. Cleeves, K. Lowther, J. Howell, and W. H. Lewis. The accounts presented were of a highly satisfactory character, shewing that All Saints' Church and the Parish Hall were free from debt, and that there was a balance to the credit of the management fund. This was the most satisfactory financial statement in the history of the church. Mr. J. Griffiths said he was perfectly pleased with the accounts submitted, as there was no item for candles. A vote of thanks was passed to the retiring churchwardens, Major Bythway and Mr. A. D. Davies, who were re-appointed. The sidesmen appointed were as follows: Messrs. R. Margrave,' John Griffiths, T. Johnson, W. Griffiths, J. C. Cleeves. J. D. Beynon, J. Pugh, J. Scaife, E. Trubshaw, W. Buckley Roderick, W. H. Lewis, and George Mercer. CHRIST CHURCH I The Christ Church Vestry was held at the Vestry on Wednesday last. The vicar, the Rev. D. Morgan-Jones, presided. The church wardens' accounts were audited and found satisfactory. Mr. W. Lewis was appointed vicar's warden, and Mr. R. Fisher people's warden for the next year. Votes of thanks were passed to all the officers for their work during the past year. The Vestry in connection with the Machynis branch was also held last week- The vicar presided and he was supported by Mr. D. P. Davies, vicar's warden of St. Paul's Church. Mr. Rees was elected church warden and Mr. Britten, vicar's warden. The accounts were found satisfactory and the usual votes of thanks were passed. The meeting terminated with the benediction by the vicar.
r AN INDIAN MISSIONARY AT DAFEN. On Taesday evening last at Maescanner Chapel, Dafen, the Rev. Thomas Evans, a noted Indian missionary, gave a most interesting and instructive lecture on his work in India. There was a large conyrcEration. He gave also a very graphic description of the language and customs of the country. Collections were made at the close I towards the missionary fund.
ALL ABOUT A TABLE CLOTH. I At the County Court, on Monday, before His Honour Judge Bishop, Phillip Skym, Pont yeates. f-ued the Rev. D. Lewis, Welshpool, for the return of a table cloth. Mr. D. R. Williams appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. Walton, from theoffice of IIfr. Brodie, appeared for the defendant. The defence was that the plaintiff's wife was defendant's sister and that before she died she intimated a wish that the table cloth should be given the defendant as a wedding present. His Honour gave a verdict; for the defendant without costs.
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LLANELLY BOROUGH COUNCIL. — « THE ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. MR. ERNEST TRUBSHAW UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED CHAIRMAN. The annual meeting of the Borough Council was held on Monday at the Town Hall, Mr. D. W. Rees presiding, there being also present: Messrs. E. Trubshaw, J. Maybery, Tom Hughes, J. Thomas, Josiah Davies, Joseph Williams, J. Hansard, J. Griffiths, C. F. Thompson, A. E. Davies, W. Knnyle, J. S. Ttegoning, junior, Ellis Evans, W. Coombs, and D. James, together with the clerk (Mr. H. W. Spowart), deputy clerk (Mr. D. Davies), and Sur- veyor (Mr G. Watkeys). Mr. D. W. Rees. as chairman, extended a cordial welcome to those who appeared amongst them for the first time. He heartily congratulated them on their election. He was confident that all who sought election had every desire and good intention to promote the best interests and prosperity of the town, and he sincerely trusted that those who now joined the Council would possess the same pro- gressive ideas that had characterised the Council for the last tivo or three years. He hoped the town would go on prospering, and that the new members would assist in the prosperity. Mr. A. Edgar Davies, as a new member, appropriately acknowledged the welcome of the Chairman, Mr. D. W. Rees said it was now their duty to appoint a chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. Maybery The Chairmanship for the coming year will be a very important position, as the duties will be exceedingly heavy and onerous. We have important work in hand at all events, before us, such as the construction of a new reservoir and new dock, which will necessitate the raising of a large amount of money, and it will be the duty of the chairman to assist the clerk in that very important loan. Therefore, I think we should have a gentleman thoroughly well up in finance and thoroughly well up in the work of the Council as chairman. I have very much pleasure in proposing that Mr. Trubshaw be elected our Chair- man for the ensuing year. I think he has all the qualifications necessary, for the post, and we cannot possibly find a better man for the position. Mr. Joseph Williams: I second the proposition with very great pleasure..1 think with Mr. Maybery, that as there is such a lot of heavy work before the Council, we should have a well-trained man in the chair, a man with experience of the chair in past years, and one with a thorough knowledge of finance. There can be no doubt that there is a lot of important work in front of us, such as the construction of a new dock and new reservoir, and the floating of the loan in connection with these undertakings will be a very important matter, and these facts, together with the circum- stance that we shall this year be celebrating the diamond jubilee of our Queen, render it necessary that we should seleat the very best man for the chair. I don't think we could select a better man than Mr. Trubshaw. i Mr. Tom Hughes I rise to cordially support the motion before- the meeting- and I am sure from previous expressions I have overheard from members of the Council that we shall be perfectly unanimous in our choice. I need not point oat how necessary it is to have unanimity in the choice of a chairman. I am sure you are all agreed that the next few years in the history of the Council will be very important years. Several financial transactions are to be carried through, and these will be facilitated or retarded by the amount of ability displayed by the chairman selected. I feel certain that the selection we will make to-day will be such as to justify us in hoping that the schemes on foot will be carried out to the satis- faction of the Council and the town generally. Mr. Hansard: I have very much pleasure in supporting the election of Mr. Trubshaw. We have every confidence in him from the manner in which he served the old board for three years consecutively. The whole town has the fullest confidence in Mr. Trubshaw, and I am convinced he will have the unanimous support of the Council. Mr. Ellis Evans: I heartily support the election, I of Mr. Trubshaw for the ensuing twelve months. It is the unanimous wish of the Council that we should have the best man, and in Mr. Trubshaw we have one of our best men. Mr. Thompson: It is scarcely necessary for me to say anything further in recognition of Mr. Trubshaw's ability. It has already been said that Mr. Trubshaw is looked upon in Llanelly as one of our best and ablest men. But outside Llanelly also, Mr. Trubshaw is regarded as a very able man, and in appointing him chairman for the ensuing year. Llanelly will go np one in the opinion of out- siders. Mr. A. Edgar Davies As one of the new mem- bers, I cordially support the candidature of Mr. Trubshaw. As I have said before, he is the only possible chairman for the year. Mr. J. Thomas I quite endorse all that has been said in favour of Mr. Trubshaw. The Chairman I cannot allow the opportunity to pass without expressing my hearty concurrence with the motion. I shall vacate this chair with very great pleasure indeed, feeling confident that every honour will be done to it by Mr. Trubshaw and to the greatest possible advantage of the town. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried "em. con, Mr. D. W. Rees, addressing Mr. Trubshaw said I am pleased to inform you Mr. Trubshaw that your election is a unanimous one. I congratulate you most heartily on the selection made by the Council. Mr. Trubshaw, having taken the chair, said: Mr. Rees and gentlemen.—In view of the flattering remarks which have been made, I feel very keenly the position in which I am placed to-day. I thank you very mnch for the honour you have conferred upon me and the confidence you have placed in me. I may tell you candidly, at once, that if it were purely the houour question to-day I should hesitate to act in this chair. I do feel, however, that we have a very important responsibility before us, and having accepted public life in Llanelly, I don't feel justified in refusing the honour you have conferred upon me. We have very important work, indeed, before us, and I accept this oiffce, believingthat I shall have theloyal and substantial support of all the members of the Council—(applause)—otherwise it would be hopeless for me to try and carry on the work of the town. I hope I shall be equal to all that has been said of me. AU I caR do is to promise that I will do, my best to carry on the work of the Council to the best interests of the town of Llanelly, (applause). The Chairman said it was for the Council to decide whether there should be a vice-chairman. No motion was made, and no vice-chairman was therefore appointed. The Chairman said that before proceeding further, he desired to move that the heartiest thanks of the Council be given to Mr. D. W. Rees for his services in the chair during the past year (applause). He had no hesitation in saying that Mr. Rees had made a most excellent chair- man. Mr. Rees had occupied the office during a period of considerable difficulty. The retiring chairman had, however, devoted a large amount of time and sacrificed no inconsiderable private intersts in attending to the work of the Council. Mr. Trubshaw referred to the great work which Mr. D. W. Rees had done in the interregnum between the death of their friend, Mr. Jennings, and the appointment of their present clerk. They were deeply indebted to Mr. Rees for the services he had rendered to the council during the year. Mr. J. Maybery had much pleasure in seconding the motion. remarking that Mr. Rees had done his work during the last twelve months admirably. The retiring Chairman had exhibited extraordinary patience and had been extremely courteous throughout. He didh't think a hasty word had passed from Mr. Rees' lips the whole time during which he bad occupied the chair. Mr. Tom Hughes cordially supported the vote of thanks. M D. W. Rees had. no doubt, made an excellent CL. 'rma.n, having shewn all the essential qualities of a -ood chairman urbanity, courtesy, ability, and tact. Mr. Ellis Evans also supported the motion, which was unanimously passed. Mr. D. W. Rees thanked the Council for the very cordial vote of thanks which had been passed to him. He certainly bad endeavoured to act im- partially, and it was gratifying to him to know that his efforts had been appreciated (applause). He would candidly say that he loved the work, and had taken a real interest in public affairs. Some- times he had felt that this interest bad been to his detriment, but having undertaken public duties, he had felt bound to devote as much time as possible to public affairs. Mr. Rees then referred to the work of the year, especially to the passing of the Harbour Bill. He was convinced that this Act stood for the increased prosperity of the town. He could not sit down without expressiug his regret that during his term of office they should have lost so many public men. He could not efface from his mind the memory of their services. He assured them that so long as he continued a member of the Council he would do all he could to promote the interests of the town (applause). GAS DIRECTOR. I Mr. John Griffiths was appointed gas director. I WATER WORKS COMMITTEE. I It was resolved that the various standing I committees each nominate two gentlemen to act on the above committee. THE RAISING OF THE EMBANKMENT. I It was decided to consider counsel's opinion in I relation to the raising of the sea embankment in I private committee, I WATER FOR THE RURAL DISTRICTS. I This question was again raised, and the corres- pondence which had taken place between the two bodies, Borough Council and Rural District Council, was read over. The Surveyor said he desired to issue a new report on the question. The Chairman thought it would be desirable that the report should be submitted at an early date. The Surveyor observed that the situation had changed since the decision of the Council to con- struct a new reservoir. Mr. D. W. Rees said it would be desirable that a committee of the Rural District Council should discuss the question with them. Mr. Joseph Williams thought a committee of the Borough Council should first of all go carefully into the question. Mr. D, W. Rees quite concurred with that. Mr. Tom Hughes considered it very desirable that au arrangement should be come to with the Rural District Council. It was then decided that the surveyor should report to a committee of the Borough Council at an early date. THE QUESTION OF ANALYST. j Mr. Tom Hughes claimed the indulgence of the Council for a short time. He gave notice of motion at the last Council that Mr. Samuel Daw be appointed analyst to the Council. He had since discovered from the clerk that this was an appoint- ment that could not be made by the Borough Council. It was in the hands of the County Council, and however desirous they might be of keeping this work in the town, they were powerless to act in the matter. He had taken this initiative with a view of guaranteeing that work which local men were competent to transact should be done in the town. There was no intention of creating a new office. However, not being an incorporated town they were powerless to act. The Chairman remarked that the question cropped up the other day at the County Council when it appeared that the Llanelly Borough Coun- cil were paying for what they had no need to pay. Instead of calling upon their inspector to take samples, they should have requested the police to do so. The police for the county were expected to take 140 samples duringthe year, and Llanellywas entitled to a large proportionof that number. Llan- elly paid for those samples in the county rate already, and there was no reason why they should pay twice over. Mr. Hughes: If we had an analyst, he would be asked to do the work by the police. COMMITTEES. I The committees were appointed as follows: I FINANCE. D. W. Rees J. Williams J. Davies T. Hughes J. Marbery E. Trubshaw W. Howell C. F. Thompson Ellis Evans SANITARY. J. S. Tregoning, jun. A. E. Davies J. Thomas W. Knoyle W. Coombs J. Griffiths J. Hopkins T. Hughes J. Hansard HIGHWAY. J. Hansard A. E. Davies J. Thomas W. Knoyle W. Coombs J. S. Tregoning, jun. J. Griffiths J. Hopkins PROPERTY AND ESTATE. E. Trubshaw J. Williams Josiah Davies J. Maybery D. W. Rees I W. Howell C. F. Thompson Ellis Evans I 1 D. James
LLANELLY PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the above council was held at the Felinfoel Board School on Thursday last at 6 p.m. for the purpose of electing a chairman and overseers for the coming year. The following members were present:—Messrs. David Hughes, J. Evans,W. Bowen, T. Jenkins, E. Roberts (Hengoed Hamlet), H. J. Hopkin, W. Thomas, W. Humphreys, J. Jenkins, W. H. Andrews (Berwick Hamlet), W. Y. Nevill, W. Eynon, W. Williams (Wesfa Hamlet), D. Davies and W. White (Glyn Hamlet), together with Mr. W. Howell, clerk, Mr. Frank Davies, deputy-clerk, Mr. J. Jenkins, (Surveyor), and the Sanitary Inspectors, Messrs. D. P. Thomas and D. Rees. The first business was the election of a chairman pro tern. Mr. E. Roberts, the retiring chairman, was appointed. Mr. D. Davies was elected chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr. J. H. Hopkins vice- chairman. Messrs. Mr. J Thomas (Berwick), W. Thomas (Mydelfvw), D, Davies (Felinfoel), and J. Jones (Foy), were elected overseers. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Bills amounting to 914 18s. 6d. for repairing and placing gates on the footpath from Llwynhendy to Morfa were presented and passed. The surveyor reported that he had not been able to complete the work owing to the recent wet weather but that he would do so as soon as possible. The next question was concerning an alleged encroachmeut on a piece of parish land at Llwyn. hendy.—Mr. H. J. Hopkin stated that the Surveyor had informed him that it was parish property.—The Surveyor, on coming into the room, was asked by the Clerk what proof he bad that the land in dispute was the property of the parish. The Sur- veyor said that he had seen the tithe map with Mr. Wm. Griffiths, and formed his opinion from that.—The Clerk said he did not place much value on the evidence of a tithe map.—Mr. W. H. Andrews said if it was parish property it should be shown on the parish map.—It was decided, on the motion of Mr. Dd. Hughes, seconded by Mr. T. Jenkins, that the matter be deferred, to enable the Clerk and Surveyor to look into the matter and to bring up a report to the next meeting.—It was decided that 8s. each be paid to the cleaners of the different schools where the parish meetings were held.—Mr. Wm. Eynon gave a notice of motion to consider the making of a footpath from Halfway to the Docks.—The next meeting will be held on May 25th at Felinfool Board School at 6 p.m.
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I A VESTRY MEETING. -0 POOR RATE FOR THE HALF YEAR. A vestry meeting was held at the Old Town Hall on Friday morning last, Mr. John Griffiths presiding, there being also present:—Messrs. D. James, S. N. Powell, W. Howell, and Arthur Charles. A rate, to cover the period from March 25th to September 29th, was made of 2s. in the £ • The estimate in detail is as follows :— -P s. d. £ s, d. Poor call. 2600 0 0 School Board 3296 16 0 County Call 580 6 2 Ditto 580 6 2 Vestry Clerk 17 10 0 Allowance for vacancies &c. 150 19 10 Stationery 15 0 0 ————— 8190 18 2 Rateable value of buildings £ 78,800 at 2s. 7880 0 0 Rateable value of land JE2404 at Is. 120 4 0 Allowance 120 4 0 ————— 8120 8 0 Balance in Bank. 300 0 0 8420 8 0 Rateable value of buildings | £ 78,800 at Is. lOd. 7223 6 8 Rateable value of laud X2404 110 3 8 Allowance 110 3 8 Balance in Bank 300 0 0 • —————— 7743 14 0 Surplus at 2s., X229 9s. lad, Made up as follows Poor Relief, 9d.; School Rate, lO!d. County Rate, 3!d. Technical Education, |d. other expenses, Id. total, 2s.
LLANELLY DISTRICT NURS- ING ASSOCIATION. IN AFFILIATION WITH TEE QUEEN'S JUBILEE NURSING INSTITUTE. The annual meeting of the subscribers of the above association was held at the Parish Hall on Friday evening last, and was of a most interesting and gratifying character. Mrs. B. R. Rees occupied the chair. The report of the committee was submitted as follows The committee is glad to be able to report that the work of the Nurses has been much appreciated during the past year, and justifies more than ever the existence of the association. The general nurse has 150 cases under her charge, and has paid 3,755 visits. Many of the cases have been very serious, and have received unremitting attention at Nurse Fletcher's hands, with the result that much suffering has been saved. The maternity work has considerably increased, Nurse Richards having attended 170 cases, and has paid 2,052 visits. The services of the maternity nurse have been much valued, and the result is most encouraging. The fees have been remitted til the committee in 14 cases. The committee has felt for some time that it was most desirable that a permanent Home" for the nurses should be provided, and for that purpose a house in Statien-road has been leased for five years- It is not expected that the maintenance of the Home will incur any furthur expenditure that lodgings have cost hitherto, and the great advantage will have been gained of haviug a permanent address. Mrs. Bythway has kindly given the furniture for the sitting room for the nurses. and several kind friends have made special contributions to the cost of furnishing. Mr. Buckley Roderick prepared the lease- gratuitously. The committee desires to thank Mr. Andrews for his great assistance to the work of the Association by granting free passes to the nurses in the tramcars. The ordinary subscriptions have been well main- tained, and the Committee takes this opportunity to thank the supporters of the Associations, including those who have made special donations to the fund as shewn in the balance sheet attached. It is felt that many would be glad to subscribe a small amount annually if canvassed, and it is earnestly hoped that more money will be forthcoming, as there is plenty of work for an additional nurse. A jumble sale was held in November last, and about £ 40 was realized for the association. Mr. Lockyer was good enough to place at the disposal of the committee one of his large shops free of charge. The nurses often experience great difficulty in procuring the necessary nourishments, such as milk and beef tea, for the poorer patients, and as this is a very important part of the work of nursing, it is hoped that iriends who are willing to help in this direction will communicate with the nurses at the Home." April 23rd, 1897. GENERAL NURSE. 1895-6 1896-7 Number of cases nursed. 142 150 Number of visits paid 3416 3755 MATERNITY NURSE. 1895-6 1896-7 Number of cases nused. 114 170 Number of visibs pai(I 1516 2052 The report of the committee was unanimously adopted. The financial statement was of a satisfac- tory nature. The receipts, including a balance from the previous year of X36 14s. 7d., shewed a total of X266 14s. 4d., and payments t254 16s. 9d. leaving a balance to be carried forward of til 7s 7d. Mrs. Maclaran was re-elected president, and bon. sec., and Mrs. B. R. Rees vice-president. Mrs. Trubshaw was re-elected treasurer. The following were re-elected on the committee :—Mrs. S. B. Bowen, Mrs. Bythway, Mrs. Dr. Evans, Mrs. Thomas Jones, Mrs. Maybery, Mrs. J. H. Rogers, Mrs. Dr. Rowlands, Mrs. Dr. Samuel, and Mrs. Dan Williams, and the following were added to the committee:— Mrs. Bevan (Brynrhos), Mrs. J. R. Morgan, Mrs. Wynne Evans, Mrs. David Evans, Goring-road, and Mrs. Buckley, Bryncaerau.
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MUSTARD AND CRESS. IMUSTARD.ND CRESS. I A Socialist Society has been formed at Swansea. I More "uncertified" deaths occur in Wales and Here- ford than any other part of the kingdom. I The Duchess of York has given birth to another princess. Mr. Tennyson Smith is conducting a temperance campaign at Carmarthen. Mr. John Bourne has returned to Llanelly after recuperating at Tenby. There were about 30 avowed Socialists among the N. U.T. representatives at Swansea. The Stepney Arms Hotel will probably be the future headquarters of the Llanelly Football Club. Mrs. Daniell, wife of Mr. J. Dauiell, of Johannes- burg, will sail for the Cape on Saturday next, Mr. Tennyson Smith's campaign at Llanelly left the local temperance movement about X12 in debt. The decoration of the Athenseuin Hall for the cricket ball was tastefully done by Mrs. Speck. The length of the summer season in the northern hemisphere is five days longer than in the southern. The committee of the Mechanics' Institution will continue the debate on the free library question to- morrow night. A great deal of interest is taken in the election of a new chairman for the Congregational Union of Eng- land and Wales. In our report last Thursday of St. David's Vestry the name of Mr. Irons was inadvertently omitted from the list of sidesmen. Mr. Robert Hughes, of Brecon College, has accepted the pastorate at Alsager, and will commence his ministry on the first Sunday in May. There was no item for candles this year in the accounts of All Saints Church, one of the communi- cants having given them as a gift. Lord Emlyn has succeeded Mr. Gwilym Evans as chairman of the Standing Joint Committee of the Carmarthenshire County Council. Mr. Brodie has been elected captain of the Ashburn- bam Golf Club An unbeaten record to his men. The match on Easter Monday shouldn't count! The last man to leave Larissa before the arrival of the Turks was a telegraph operator, a.nd the last message sent was this: "The enemy is in sight." At the next meeting of the Police Committee of the Carmarthenshire County Council, Mr. Tregoning will move that the salaries of justices' clerks be revised forthwith: Rev. J. Ossian Davies, of Bournemouth, is spoken of as likely to receive an invitation to the vacaut pastor- ate of Paddiugton Chapel, Marylebone-road, in suc- cession to the late Morley Wright. All the necessary arrangements for easements in connection with the Forge Drainage Scheme have now been completed, the total cost iu this connection being something like £ 200. Ou Sunday evening last at Park Congregational Church, Mrs. John West, of Oldham, eldest daughter of Inspector Thomas, Llanelly, rendered with exquisite taste and feeling the sacred uolo "Peace." At a meeting of the Police Committee of the Carmarthenshire County Council. it was resolved that the salary of Mr. Brodie, the new magistrates clerk at Llanelly, be X325, the amount paid to his predecessor. In future, parish overseers will be paid for their services. Look out, therefore, for keen competitions for this position henceforth. Overseers, also, are en- titled to administer temporary relief and to remove lunatics to the asylum. On Sunday evening last, the Rev. Elvet Lewis being at Swansea, officiating at Henrietta-street Chapel, the pulpit of Park Congregational Church was occupied with much acceptance by Mr. Morgan Jones, B.A., of Mansfield College, Oxford. The most appropriate, and perhaps the most admired, costumes at the Cricket Club nail were those worn by the ex-captain, Mr. F. N. Powell aud his wife. The former appeared as a cricketer, and Mrs. Powell's gown was decorated with cricket signs. A very fine photograph of Mr. Charles Meudwy Davies appears in this year's Aunual Report of the National Temperance Choral Union. Mr. Davies is one of the Council, and succeeded in getting on the top of the poll at the last annual meeting in London on January 25th, 1897. One of the delegates at the N.U.T. Conference carefully copied down the motto, Llwyddiant," &c. ou the wall of the hall. He said he had a boy in his school who was getting too clever for his master, and he was taking this home as a spelling lesson for the precocious one. Those who have read the report of the annual meeting of the Borough Council will not unreasonably conclude that the proceedings associated with the election of a chairman for the ensuing year were singularly pat." This" patness "is explained by an earlier informal meeting, when the necessary details were arranged. We understand that a number of Mr. Brodie's friends, having beard of his intention to convert a portion of his line grounds on Old Road into a tennis court, have prepared a memorial praying him to disist therefrom, and to use the space as one of the theatres of the Old Road competition in the production of fine apples and Crystal Palace-medals. The Llanelly Fire Brigade will be strongly repre- sented on th*; occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebration in London. Capb. Scott, Messrs. Evan Rees, David John, David Phillips, David Thomas, will proceed to London and reside there during the Jubilee;week. There wilLbe a review of the firemen at Windsor and also a torch light procession. Mr. Frank E. Blackmore (the son of Mr. Reuben Blackmore, of Ebbw Vale) and his family occupy an unique position in America, being the only inhabitants of Buckhorn Island, an isolated spot in the centre of Niagra river, about four miles from the celebrated Falls, Mr. Blackmore went to America many years ago, and now enjoys a good if solitary appointment. A well-known clergyman who formed one of a. deputation to the Welsh University Court, evidently deemed it beneath his dignity to bend the knee to the black-gowned Deputy Chancellor. While others bowed the head to this symbol of academic authority, this clergyman, alone among all the others, with a grim look upon his face, turned his head the other way. A humorous incident at a recent police court has beem, overlooked. At the court on Wednesday of last week, Mr. D. R. Williams applied for a special licence in respect of the Atheuseum Hall for the following Friday from the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in connection with the cricket club. Mr. J. Beavan Phillips, who was on the bench, remarked I really think 8 to 4 ought to do and Mr. D. R. Williams responded It didn't do on the last occasion, your worship The Rev. William Harrison, rector of Clovelly, whose wife has achieved so brilliant a reputation under the pseudonym of Lucas Malet," has just died. The deceased clergyman married Mary St. Leger Kingsley, the youngest daughter of Charles Kinsley, in 1876, She speedily attained fame as a story-writer, and her books, "Mrs Lorimer," "Colonel Euderby's Wife," and The Wages of sin," have all bad a large sale. Lady Jersey (says the Western Mail) is probably one of the best, if not the best, lady orators in thekingdoiH. She speaks without notes at the rate of 200 words a minute without the slightest pause or stoppage, and there is never a word out of place. Lord Jersey, after her speech on Thursday at Swansea, looked round as though he would say I don't think there is anything I can add to what my wife says on these occasions." According to The San, one hundred women of the fashionable Warreti-avenue Congregational Church. Chicago, agreed each to earn one dollar bv her own efforts, and contribute it to the church. When they re- ported, one had shaved her husband, another got five cents, whenever she got up before her husband. An- other offered to launder for her son, and got one dollar tor letting the shirts alone. Stili another got the money by not singing a song. One woman starved her hus baiid tilt he ,shelled out.' Mr. Tyssil Evans. of the Cardiff University College, has an article in this month's Genineu on theological colleges in Wales, in reference to the Welsh University. Mr. Evans declares that very few of the theological colleges in Wales are competent tc prepare for the Welsh B.D. degree. He considers it essential that there should be four teachers in every college or group of colleges, one in each of the theological subjects— e.g., Hebrew Old Testament literature, Greek New Testament, literature, Christian Doctrine or Theology, and ecclesiastical history. Moreover, the, theological course should extend over three years at least. He refers to the discussion concerning the amalgamation of the colleges, and to the de.sirc to have one college for each denomination. Mr. Evans is not very favourable to the latter idea, and considers it would be a big blunder to place the theological colleges a1; non- universitv towns. He mentions Mansfield, and says the first' step towards making Mansfield was the removal of the college to Oxford. Amalgamation that would sever the theological student from the University College would be a great calamity, and not an advantage, to theological education in Wales.