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-1RURAL COUNCIL. 1
-1 RURAL COUNCIL. 1 The monthly meeting of the Rural District Council was held at the Workhouse on Thursday morning last, Mr. Thomas Seymour presiding. The other members present were Messrs. J. Owen, Daniel Davies, J. Llewellyn 'I Thomas, W .B. Jones, W. Llewellyn, W. Y. Nevill, David Harry, Joseph Joseph, together with the Clerk (Mr. D. C. Edwards), the Medi- cal Officer (Dr. E. Evans), and the Inspectors and Surveyor. TREBEDDOD ROAD. I With regard to the dilapidated condition of the road leading to Graigwen Quarry, near Tnebeddod, the Surveyor said he had seenthe ? owner, fr. R. Hughes, who had promised to put it in a satisfactory condition forthwith, PWLL WATER SUPPLY. The question of the Pwll water supply again cropped up. Mr. Owen asked the Counc-il to proceed with the consideration of the iiiatter. It was decided to discuss it in committee. SCARCITY OF WATER. A letter was read from the Parish Council of the Trimsaran district, calling attention to the possibility of the water supply being tapped by the new colliery that had been opened there. They also called attention to the scarcity of water in the Waunvclun dis- trict, and they desired the Council to con- sider the question of a new water supply for the district. The Surveyor said that some work was ear- ried out in Waunvclun about two years ago. The Caemaen Colliery Company informed him that they were not likely to tap the water. In reply to Mr. Owen, the Chairman said it would be better to start a. well than stop the colliery. It was decided that the Surveyor should en- quire into the matter, and submit a report. LLWYNHENDY WATER METERS. Inspector Morgan reported that several per- sons in the Llwynhendy district had complied with the Council's request by taking in I meters for the water supply, and there were several who had not complied. The Clerk: If they do not comply with the requirements you had better cut off their con- nection. ) PONTYEATES DRAINAGE SCHEME. The Clerk reported the receipt of tenders for pipes for the proposed drainage scheme in Pontveates. The lowest tender was that of Messrs. T. P. Jones and Co., South Wales Stores, at 9s. 2d. per yard. It was decided to accept the tender. PONTYBEREM WATER SUPPLY. I Mr. A. G. Harries, Pontyberem. wrote calling I attention to the water supply at Pontyberem. The Clerk said this matter had been before the Council before, when they deferred the I consideration of it. until the Chairman was present. IN A BAD STATE. I A discussion took place with regard to the repairing of a bridge near Llandilo. It was reported that the bridge was in a very bad j ,-e was iii a ?-ery bad state, and that the Llandilo Council were sup- posed to repair one side of it, and the Rhos Colliery the other. It was decided that the Surveyor should submit a report on the matter. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. I The Medical Officer reported that IS deaths I took place in the district during the last month, showing a mortality rate of 10.32 per thousand of the population. For the corres- ponding period the mortality rate was 16.91. Three persons reached the age of 70, and the greatest age recorded was that of a woman who had reachtd the 74th year of her life. NEW HOUSES. ) The Surveyor submitted plans for seventeen I new houses and a new vestry, which was to be erected in the district. The plans were in I accordance with the bye-laws. The plans were accordingly passed. "A TOSS UP." j The Clerk reported the receipt of tenders II from Messrs T. P. Jones and Son, and Messrs Brown, Thomas, and John for carrying out certain work at Llangenncdl, the prices being the same in each case. Mr. W. Y. Nevill proposed that the Chair- man should tose up as to who should get it. This was done, and Mr. T. P. Jones secured thp tender I A NEW TRAMWAY. I The Surveyor reported that the Caepontbren Colliery Company, Pontyeates desired to take a tramway line from the colliery across one of their roads. He did not think there was any objection, providing they did not do any damage. The Chairman: Why did they do away with the other railway? The Surveyor: I do not know. It was decided to agree to the request pro- viding the Surveyor was satisfied that no I damage would be done. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. i Inspector Rees reported that a case of scar- I let fever had been reported at Pelinfoel, and that the drainage scheme at Ponthenry had been completed. He had also received com- plaints from Felinfoel, on account of the in- sufficient. supply of water, and hel believed the only alternative they had was to lay new mains. I SCARCITY OF WATER AT IIENDY. j In consequence of the scarcity of water at Forest, Hendy, the Inspector suggested that another well be sunk in order to meet the needs of the inhabitants. Mr. J. Ll. Thomas said There was a good supply in the well but it had not been touched for many years. The Surveyor said the water was somewhat I rusty and red. Mr J. LI. Thomas: They use it at all events. The Surveyor: They are bound to use it, but I do not think they care for it. I do not think also that it would be worth the Council's while to go to the expense of pumping, be- cause it cannot be done by suction pumps. Mr. Thomas: They are bringing some water from the well down to the road at the present time. If we can have the water for Forest, we can have it for all the district. Mr. Moriey Joseph said there was plenty of water in the Forest district that they could sink. Mr. J. LI. Thomas said the Council were Ixtund to do something. The, Surveyor was instructed to submit a report on. the matter. DRAINAGE NUISANCE. I The Surveyor called attention to the nui- sance caused at the back of Church Street, Dafen, on account of the drainage running into the lipId. He had already submitted an estimate of C40 for remedying the nuisance*. The whole drainage of Globe Row and Church Street was being emptied into the sewer. It was decided that so soon as the Surveyor had the permission of the owner That the file, ,f T?ie t fie FELINFOEL MAINS. I Mr. W. B. Jones said there were continual complaints in Feiinfoel that because so many had been allowed to connect with the mains there was no water in the public taps. Conse- quently, if they allowed more connections the position would be much worse. Inspector three-inch pipes in this part of the district they would get a lairlv good supply. Mr. W. B. Jones said the three-inch pipes were playing ructions witii the two-inch pipes which were running the other way. Inspector Rees: That is the proof we have that the two-inch pipes .have become cm-rus ted. Mr. W. B. Jones: And until they are put Tight you had better defer further connec- tions. Inspector Rees was instructed to submit a I report. HENDY DRAINAGE SCHEME. I Mr. J. Ll. Thomas enquired whether the Surveyor intended laying more drainage pipes in the Hendy District. The Inspector said that part of the work had been done. Mr. J. Ll. Thomas said it was in the main road, and he moved that it be completed. Tvl r. David Harry: If you are going to bring up the main road business, we have got plenty of work in Llwynhendy that requires attention. Mr J. Ll. Thomas: It is only a small matter. Mr. David Harry: We have many small matters, too. Mr. Thomas: I do not think Mr. Harry can complain. The Llwynhendy district is having a fair share. Mr. W. B. Jones said that if it were the duty of the County Council to finish the work they should do it. The Chairman: It think it is a nuisance as it stands at present. r Mr. W. B. Jones: If it is a nuisance we should call upon the County Council to re- medy that nuisance, if they are in any way liable. The Clerk explained that the County Coun- cil were not liable to do the work, and it was ultimately decided that the work be finished. NEW COLLIERY AT GARDDE. I Mr. David Harry said they were opening a small colliery at Garade, Llwynhendy. and ha e applied for a connection with the water sup- ply. The Chairman: You will not take all the water from the spring, and dry it up. Mr. Harry replied in the negative. I The application was acceded to.
Local Minister Summoned.I
Local Minister Summoned. I POSTMASTER AND A DOG LICENCE. I ALLEGATION AGAINST THE POLICE. At the Police Court on Monday, Rev. L. Rowe Williams', Aweldeg, Tumble, was sum- moned for keeping a dog without a licence. P.S. Lewis said that at 10.20 on the 23rd of April he visited the defendant's premises, and there saw a dog which appeared to be over two years old, for which the defendant had no licence. On the next day he met the de- fendant, and asked him why he did not have a licence for his dog, and he said, "Who told you I have not got a licence?" Witness said he had not seen it on the list, and the de- fendant replied that he had a licence. Wit- ness explained that P.C. Thomas had seen the dog the day before he issued the licence, and the defendant replied, If you can do anything further of it, do it." He then walked away. He understood that the licence was taken out that morning after he visited the defendant's house. Defendant (to witness): But Mrs. Williams told you that we had a licence?—She told me that you had no licence. Didn't she tell you that a licence was in force for the dog?—She said "No" distinctly. Didn't she tell you she understood that the licence was running for twelvemonths?—She thought the licence was running out in June. Did she tell you who owned the dog?—Yes; the bov. Did she not ask you whether she could take out the licence, because she had been misled ? —No. Did she tell you that I was in the Post Office at the time you called?—She told me that you had gone down that way. To the Post Office?—I believe she mentioned that. Didn't she ask you what I could do—whe- ther I could take out -,L she did not. P.C. Thomas said he accompanied P.S. Lewis to the defendant's house, and saw the dog. He corroborated his evidence. The Clerk: In whose name has the licence been taken out ? Supt. Rogers: In Rowe Williams's name. Rev. Rowe Williams deposed that on the 22nd April he had occasion to send a telegram away. He sent the wire down by his little boy, who came back without the change. He went down to the Post Office the next morning and found that the boy had put the 2s. and the wire into the letter-box. He enquired whether Mr. Samuel had taken out a licence, and the postmaster Teplied in the negative. Witness then issued the licence. When he re- turned to the house his wife told him that Sergt. Lewis had been there with regard to the licence, and witness said, It does not matter. I have got a licence." When he spoke to Sergt. Lewis he told him that he had a. licence. He believed that he had some ill- feeling towards witness. Cross-examined by Supt. Rogers:—You have got this dog since February ?—The dog was in the house. You told me that it was given to your little bo'y, when you called at my house asking me to withdraw the case?—Yes. You did not have a licence at 10.30, when the sergeant called on the 23rd April?- I had a licence when I came back to the house. Did you get a licence at 10.30 on the 23rd April?-I cannot be positive; £ Have you the licence with A-oii ?-Yes. You notice that it was issued at 11.30, and in your name? You kuew that you did not have a licence at 10.30 on the 23rd of April?— No answer. Will you answer me?—Well I will have it "Yes" or "No." Did you have a licence at 10.30?—I c-annot answer the question. Supt. Rogers: I will ask the Bench to corn- pel you to answer. Mr. Thomas Jones: Why don't you answer, Mr. Williams? Supt. Rogers: Did yon have the licence at 10.30?—! will say "Yes." It is 11.30 on this licetiee?-Yes, tli(-At. is right. And yet you say you had it at 10.30?—Yes; that jc; wrongly made out. Wrongly made out.?—I suppose so. Who called for it on the 23rd ?—I did, at 10.30. Will you swear that that licence was given you at 10.30- Ye5. Why is it marked 11.30 ?—There is a reason for that. I suppose1. Why is it marked 11.50?--The postmaster gave me the licence, and lie sent for it the next day. He changed the licence because P.S. Lewis asked him to do it, for this case. [r. Thomas Jones: Changed the licence! Supt. Rogers: Will. you swear that the post- master changed the licence? I will ask your worships for an adjournment, to summon the postmaster hero. Mr. Thomas Jones: We will grant the ad- journment. Defendant added that the licence was origi- nally marked 8.30, but. when lie returned it the postmaster altered it to 11.30. The Clerk: Did the postmaster change it because P.S. Lewis asked him to do so?—Yes. Supt. Rogers: If that is so, why did you not say so when you called at my house with a view to withdrawing the case? You came down the second time, and called upon one, of the magistrates in the town. Did you ask me to withdraw the case ?—Yes. The case was ultimately adjourned for a fortnight, so as to enable the postmaster to attend.
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HARBOUR TRUST. I PILOTS' LICENCES. I A meeting of the Llanelly Harbour Trust was held at the Town Hall on Monday, Mr. John Waters presiding. The other members present were Messrs. D. James Davies, Joseph Williams, W. B. Jones, George Blake, D. R. Edmunds, John John, Capt. John Thomas, Capt John Williams, the Bank Representative (Mr. Macaulay), the Harbour Superintendent (Mr. John Rees), the Collector (Mr. Lobbett), and the Clerk (Mr. H. W. Spow art). ELECTRIC STATION. Arising out of the minutes of the Electric Station Committee of the 26th May, ilfr. W. B. Jones asked whether the charge of 920 per annum for the use of the water from the North Dock was not exorbitant. Mr. D. J. Davies said that at the last meet- ing of the Trust plenary powers were given to the committee, and it was understood that they were not to agree to any sum below RBO for the rent of the land and uee of the water. An apportionment was made between Mr Bal- four and the Committee, and they thought that so long as they received aO they did not care whether it was for the use of the water or the rent of the land. The Chairman: Mr Balfour is more inclined to pay more for the water, and less for the land. Mr. Blake: And we were equally keen on having the interest on the, land, and the company to spend R,2000 on it. We thought we did a good day's work for the Trust. Mr. Macaulay: What would be the quantity of the water ? Mr. Blake: The estimated rate was 75 gal- lons per horsepower per hour. Mr. Balfour could not tell us what the horse-power would be. The minutes were then confirmed. UNNECESSARY PRINTING. 1 Mr. Macaulay said he did not think it neces- sary that a full statement of the accounts should be put on the minutes. He thought they would save a great deal of printing by having a briefer statement. The Clerk: It has been the practice hitherto to put them down as they are at present. Mr. Macaulay: I just mentioned it because I thought it would reduce the printing bill. Mr. W. B. Jones: We do not thank you for that (laughter). Mr. Joseph Williams: Who are" we ? (re- newed laughter). Mr. Jones: Mr. D. J. Davies and myself (more laughter). It was decided to bring the matter on at the next Finance Committee. PILOTS' LICENCES. I The Clerk submitted the licences of the pilots, which were recommended at the last meeting of the Finance and General Purposes Committee to be sealed. Mr D. James Davies said he wished to know what the Superintendent recommended with regard to charging for the licences. He be- lieved it was the custom in other ports to charge for the licences. It was recommended by Mr. Vaughan Steward that they should charge two guineas for them. Mr. Edmunds: If that is so, would it not be better for us to suspend this matter until we ascertain what they do in other ports? The Clerk said the custom was to appoint two nautical men to examine applicants for licences, and these gentlemen were paid for their work, and it was agreed by the Harbour Trust that they would be out. of pocket when paying for examining pilots for licences. He thought Mr. Vaughan Steward's recommenda- tion referred to that. It was usual to charge some fee for new applications. Capt. Williams asked how they managed when Capt. Jones was harbour master. Was the charge made by him? The Clerk: I am not aware of it. Capt. Williams: When Capt. Jones died there was no mariner nor harbour master here and you had to pay two guineas each. Capt. Thomas and myself had nothing, and we went out to the bay with them (laughter). Don't we deserve something as well as a stranger? Mr. George Blake :Yes (laughter). Capt. Williams: I think we ought to. We were in the Harbour Office for two hours and went out in the Stepney afterwards, and had nothing for it. When Capt. Jones was har- bour master he was paid for it. Mr. Edmunds: Will the Vice-chairman men- tion some moderate fee for renewal? Mr. D. James Davies: I should like to have the recommendation of Mr. Rees. Capt. Williams: When we have to go to the Board of Trade we have to pay. Mr. Rees: I think it is only fair that we should charge for the licences the first time. Capt. Thomas: What is the custom in the Bristol Channel ports, like Swansea of Cardiff? Mr. D. James. Davies: It is customary to charge. Mr. Joseph Williams suggested that Mr. Rees should make enquiries as to- what the charge was in other ports. The licences were renewed, and it was de- cided that Mr. Rees should enquire as to the practice in other ports. CHANGES IN THE PORT. The Clerk said he had received a circular from the Board of Trade, which was sent out periodically, asking for reports of alterations of lights and various other things in the chan- nel which might afreet navigation. The Harbour Superintendent was instructed to send a reply. POLICING THE NORTH DOCK. f It appears from the minutes of the Harbour Trust that at a meeting of the Finance Com- mittee held on Juner 14tli the Superintendent reported upon the policing of the dock, and the Committee recommended the re-arrange- ment of the hours when the police should be on duty be made by Mr. Rees, with the local Superintendent of Police, from time to time, and that special instructions be given to the employees of the Trust to assist the police in the maintenance of order around the dock. HARBOUR IMPROVEMENT. I The Clerk also read a letter from the Board I of Trade, stating that they had now received a copy of the report made for the Burry Port I and Gwendraeth Valley Railway Company by I Sir John Woolf Barry and Partners, and were 'I considering the same, and would communi- I cate further with Mr. Spowart. as soon as practicable. LLANELLY SHIPPING. I In- tlle month of May 94 vessels entered Llanelly Port, an increase of seventeen as compared with the corresponding period of last year. There was a decrease of nine as compared with the month of April. The de- liveries were as follow:- May, 1909:—Copperworks Dock, imports I 12,002, exports 5830. Llanelly Dock, irnports I 4754, exports 3119. North Dock, imports 1061, exports, 10,230. May, 1908:—Copperworks Dock, imports 4782, exports 4095. Llanelly Dock, imports 7503, exports 4446. North. Dock, imports I860, 1 exports 7357. BURRY PORT DLIVERIES. May, 1909:—Imports 1077. exports 15,666. May, 1908:-Imports 1924, exports 10,688. Nineteen vesseJs entered the port during last month, a. decrease of one as compared with April, and an increase of three over the same period last year
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EUROPEAN POLITICS. I
EUROPEAN POLITICS. I 1 —U I TWO VIEWS. I THE MERCHANTS OF TARSHISH. I There is another mark appertaining to the sympathizers with the returning and returned Israelitish colonists. It is the term" the merchants of Tarchish." To ask, who to-day are the merchants of this age, is to get but one answer-Britain. A table published in The Commercial Intelligence relating to the figures for 1899 justifies and illustrates the prophetic description of Britain's power by the associated and distinctive terms the merchants" and "ships of Tarshish." The then total tonnage of the fighting ships of the British Empire is given as 1,824,000 tons. Next comes France with 764,000. The total tonnage of Britain's mercantile marine is 10,602,000 tons. Next comes Germany with 1,700,000. The total length of the coast line of the British Empire is 35,000 miles. Next comes Russia (equalled by the United States) with 15,500; but much of this is ice-bound. The annual value of the imports of the Bri- tish Empire is £715,000,000, and exports £ 585,000,000. Next comes Germany with i2306,000,000 imports and £ 234,000,000 exports. The annual statement of Britishshipping for 1901 shows that the merchant navy of Great Britain consists of 20,000 vessels of 14,607,849 gross tonnage, an increase of over half a mil- lion as compared with last year. Vessels of 775,681 nett tonnage were built for the British merchant fleet and vessels of 207,452 tonnage nett for foreign countries. Last year 326 ves- sels of 240,482 tons were sold to foreigners during the year. I WAR PREPARATIONS. If we combine all these facts referred to in the last few articles we are forced to the: con- clusion that Edward VII. of Britain is the modern King of Tarshish, because the ancient Eastern Tarshish and the Western Tarshish is united in these latter years under his crown, who is King of Britain and Emperor of India. Sheba and Dedan are districts in which British interests predominate. They are the counterpart of the modern Aden and Muscat- All this wealth is accumulating in the midst of a set of cirucmstances that can hard- ly be equalled in the world's history. The late Mr. Campbell Bannerman in July, 1906, put it thus: "But there is a dark side to the shield. We have to admit that, notwithstanding all the efforts in which governments and peoples have participated, no corresponding change has been wrought in the aspect of the world's armaments. Such changes as there has been is for the worse. Judging by the budgets of the great naval and military Powers we might be living in a world where resort to force was the only known method of settling our differ- ences, and the words 4 arbitration and con- ciliation were devoid of meaning. You will not have forgotten the words of the Elnperol'l of Russia in convening the first Hague Con- gress The financial charges consequent on this state of things strike at public prosperity at its very source. The intellectual and phy- sical strength of the nations, labour and capital are diverted from their natural appli- cation, and unproductively consumed. Hun- dreds of millions are devoted to acquiring .ter- rible engines of destruction." I ITS COST. Mr. Asquith, in welcoming the Peace Con- ference to this country in IS08, referred to the cost of preparations for war in these words: We are a-ften told that the colossal arma- ments inflicting an ever-growing burden upon mankind are the least insurance against war. Mr. Stead says, 'Hear, hear,' but it certainly does not console me when I see that the an- nual expenditure of the civilised nations upon armaments is between 400 and 500 millions. These things are intended to be used. They do not exist for ornament. At some; moment, by the sudden outburst, possibly, of an acci- dental fit of passion, they will be let loose upon the world. Are we to acquiesce in this state of things?" .Also, at the Peace Conference in Britain. M. Messimy (France), reported of the Xaval Esti- mates in the Chamber of Deputies in 1904, and at present reporter of the War Estimates, pointed out that for Europe, the United States and Japan, the total increase of the military expenses from 1901 to 1906 was about fifteen hundred million francs. For Europe only, the total amount was 5559 million francs in 1901, and 6710 millions in 1906, or a total in- crease of more than 1250 million francs in six years. If the increase of these expenses went on, they would exceed 10,000 million francs in 1920, while in 1940 they would attain 15,000 millions. The great and noble country that offered them such large and friendly hospi- tality to-day was the one that first sought and managed to oppose the steady and dangerous increase in military expenses. The British Naval Budget already presented a very im- portant reduction, amounting to 75,000,000 francs, and it was probable—if they could be- lieve what was going on in the House of Commons—that similar and equivalent, reduc- tions were at hand in the war estimates." A Belgian delegate put it thus: "There were 6,000,000 young men now under arms, wasting their youth in barracks, and in the same way 14 milliards of money were being wasted on armaments." Lord Roseberry, in 1901, said: "I venture to say that in the whole history of England, so far as I can recollect, there is no parallel to the hatred and ill-will with which we are^'e- garded almost unanimously by the peoples of Europe. We have incurred the ill-will of every nation or almost every nation, on the face of the globe. That, in itself, is a very danger- ous state of affairs. I do not say that I am quite sure that the governments of all coun- tries are anxious to remain on good terms with Great Britain, and a great smouldering and even sometimes a flaming ill-will, such as prevails all over Europe against, us, is an I element in the political situation full of con- tingent peril, if not of immediate danger. PEACE FAILURES. I Men d&nnot bring a lasting peace, not even Britishers. It wants an Almighty rod of iron to quell the turbulent breasts of human beings. This the Bible predicts when Law and Order are dispensed from Jerusalem, when Christ reigns on the earth. But till then" failure" is the motto to write on the human flags of truce. Here are a couple of testimonies the first is from the Daily Mail," March 12, 1907: The advocates of disarmament forget that in civil life within the State, force is needed at every point to maintain order. The traffic of Piccadilly is not left to wander at its own sweet will, but is controlled by the police- man's arm, while behind the policeman stand I the military forces of the nation, in the last I resort. If within the State peace prevails, it is because overwhelming force can be brought against the individual disturbers of order. But in international life there is no such overwhelming force to compel obedience to I laws and ordinances, and right can only be I upheld by the power and determination of each State to enforce it. It is the order of the universe with which the Pacificists are quarrelling—the eternal principle by which human fitness is maintained, that there shall be always through all the generations a I struggle for existence among men and for I predominance among nations, and that the fittest shall conquer in that struggle." Another writer put it in this way: "It was the Inter-Pariiaraentary Conference that es- tablished The Hague Tribunal, and that was instrumental in concluding the many arbitra- tion agreements covering disputes on minor matters. But these achievements are regar- ded as no more than the beginnings of greater things, for it is the ultimate ambition of the advocates of international arbitration to bring about an era of universal peace. Meanwhile, it has to be confessed that the inherent and inexpugnable combativeness of mankind has manifested no remarkable abatement. It is obvious that no proposal designed to secure arbitration by pledging the, nations of the world to refer the settlement of questions affecting their honour or their independence to the judgment of a tribunal, would have the slightest chance of acceptance." (To be continued, God willing.)
iThe Harbour's Success.I
The Harbour's Success. I A PROFIT OF ,P.600. I At a meeting of the Harbour Trust on Mon- day, whilst perusing the monthly statement. of revenue and expenditure, Mr. W. B. Jones said lie would like to draw attention to two items. He observed that the total receipts for April amounted £ 1156 7s. 6d., and the total expenditure amounted to E785 46. 6d., which showed a clear profit of iP,371 3s. He took it, however, to be clear profit. Mr. Lobbett: Yes; excess of receipts over expenditure. Mr. Jones: And then in May the excess of receipts over expenditure amounts to R,310 10s Id., and out of that I take it we have to pay R50 to meet the interest due to the Bank of England, because the precept amounted to £750, and the interest was £800. He believed it was well that the ratepayers should know that the Harbour was going on very well dur- ing the months of April and May. Although they complained of slack trade, they found they made a clear profit of P,320 and £260, which spoke very well of the work done in the Harbour during the last two months. It would be an encouragement to the ratepayers to know these facts. He did not think they should keep it under a bushel, and not allow the light to shine forth to them (laughter). j
Maintenance Order. I AGED COUPLE IN COURT. I At the Police Court on Monday the case in which John Harry, Upper Ihkerman Street, sought to vary a maintenance order made in favour of his wife, Sarah Harry, Stepney Place, came on for judgment. Mr. D. R. Edmunds represented the appli- cant. The respondent said she had not attended the Market for two years until the last three weeks. She had no income of her own. The Clerk: You said last time that your husband had two bank books?—Yes. How do you know that?—He told me that he had a banking account in Carmarthen and Llanelly. You told us last time that lie had given his daughter some money?—Yes; he gave her some money in order to commence some busi- ness. The Chairman: What is your age?—I think I will be 70 next March. Mr. Thomas Jones: Perhaps you are 70 now. The Clerk: Do you not think it worth your while to make an enquiry? Mr. Edmunds: I hope your decision to-day will accelerate the enquiry. After a short adjournment, Mr. ThclS Jones said they were not satisfied with the appli- cant's evidence. They did not believe his statement with regard to the ownership of the money in the bank and they did not accept the evidence he gave alleging his indebted- ness of £ 20 to his son. They had also borne in mind his wife's statement that he had ad- vanced money to his daughter to invest in a business, and found that lie was not entitled to a discharge of the order, but to a variation I of the order, and they varied it from 6s. to 2s. 6d. per week.
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TRAGIC DEATH. I I AGED WOMAN CHOKED BY MEAT. i I An old age pensioned named Margaret Thomas, Columbia Row, died suddenly on Friday under tragic cirucmstances. Whilo she was partaking of her dinner, a piece of meat remained in her throat, and this choked I her. Dr. Samuel Williams and Dr. J. L. Davies were immediately in attendance, but found life extinct. I THE INQUEST. I The deputy Coroner (Mr. W. W. Brodie) conducted an inquest at Calfaria Chapel Schoolroom on Saturday evening. Catherine Howells, daughter of the de- ceased, gave evidence of identification, and said the deceased was 74 years of age. About half-past twelve on Friday she was partaking 'I of her dinner, who consisted of some lamb chop and potatoes, and in a few minutes she showed signs of sickness. By the Coroner: What did you think was I the matter? Witness: I thought something had stuck in ¡ her throat. I Did you do anything to relieve her ?--I gave her some water and some eggs. Did you send for a doctor?—Yes: I sent for Dr. Davies, but Dr. Samuel Williams was passing, and he was called in. When did the deceased die?—She died dur- ing the time the doctor was in the house. Was she in good health?—Yes, with the ex- ception of a slight attack of rheumatism. Was the deceased insured ?—Yes, for a small sum. The Coroner intimated to the jury that on account. of Dr. Davies's inability to ascertain the cause of death he ordered him to make a postmortem examination on the body. Dr. J. L. Davies said that when lie went to the deceased's house, 'about one o'clock on Friday, she was in a dying condition. Her face was quite black, and she appeared to be I suffocating. He was unable to state the cause of death, and in consequence he made a post- mortem examination on the body that morn- ing, and as a result he was able to state that j death W(h undoubtedly due to. suffocation, I caused by a piece of meat accidentally plug- ging the windpipe. The jury returned a verdict accordingly. ,J I
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