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NEW CARDIGANSHIRE J.P.'S Ten gentlemen, five of whom are Conservatives .and five Liberals, have been added to the Commis- sion of the Peace for Cardiganshire. They are:- Mr. Evan James Davies, Glyn, New Quay, who is .an alderman of the county council, a Liberal, and Nonconformist. Mr. John Bowen Davies, Swansea, barrister, and ,son of the late Dr. Davies, Llandyssul. lIe is now an officer in the Pembroke Imperial Yeomanry. ,Churchman and Conservative. Mr. Robert Ellis, Aberystwyth, chemist, a Baptist -And a Liberal. He is a member of the county Council and of the county insurance committee. Major John Hugh Sandham L. Griffiths, Llwyn- duris, near Cardigan, who served for seventeen years in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and retired in 1898. He is the second son of the ,late Mr. Charles M. Griffiths, Q.C., for 25 years "chairman Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions. Con- servative. Mr. Charles Wm. Webley-Hope, Pigeonsford, tuangranag, brother of Captain Hope, commander .of H.MS. Queen Elizabeth. Conservative. Mr. Peter Jones, of Aberystwyth, one of the origi- .nal members of the Cardiganshire County Council. He recently retired from the Aberystwyth Town -Council, after having been a member for nearly forty years. He is a Liberal and a Baptist. Mr. Sydney Herbert Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd, New- castle-Emlyn, now paymaster in the Navy, Conserva- tive. Mr. Reginald James Price Loxdale, Castle Hill. Llanilar, president of the Cardiganshire Liberal Association, and an alderman of the county council. The Earl of Lisburne, Crosswood. whose comin.a:- of-age and marriage were recently celebrated. He is owner of the Crosswood Estate, near Aber- ystwvth. He is a Conservative, and was recently gazetted captain in the Welsh Guards. Mr. John Davies Williams, Rhyd, Blaenaneroh, Cardigan, retired business man. Liberal and Non- conformist.
Begone Carmarthenshire Any information in the possession of our readers, or any comment respecting the various matters re- ferred to in these notes, will be weloomed by the Editor for publication. FROM THE "CARMARTHEN JOURNAL," FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1815. COUNTY GAOL, CARMARTHEN. April 19th, 1815. I, THOMAS COBNER, now a Prisoner in the County Gaol of the said County of Carmarthen, do hereby acknowledge that I did, on the 12th day of April instant, grossly, and without any -use whatsoever, insult Mr. Benjamin Waugh, Gaoler, of the said County Gaol, by striking and beating him in his face, and otherwise ill treating him. Now I do hereby humbly ask his pardon, and do declare, that I had no reason whatever for insulting Mr. Waugh, and that it was in oonive- quence of my being intoxicated at the time; and I do promise not to be guilty of the like offence again. As witness my hand this 19th day of April, 1815. The Mark X of THOMAS COBNER. Witness, JAMES JAMES.
On Monday last, Mrs. Davies, wife of Mr. John Davies, Auctioneer, of this town, of a daughter. On Wednesday last, Mrs. Lewis, wife of Mr. John Lewis, Linen Draper, of this town, of a son. Same day, Mrs. Bevan, of the Buffalo, in this town, of a son. MARRIED. Yesterday morning, at St. Peter's Church, in this town, Mr. Francis Nash, factor, of Bristol, to Miss Mary Williams, only daughter of the late Mr. Williams, of the Swansea-Castle, in this town. DIED. On Monday night, in this town, aged 84, Mrs. Jones, sister to the late William Bevan, Esq., of Penycoed, Carmarthenshire.
GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN NOlES (By the Man on the Square.") The Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen colliers are kept busy nowadays with foreign orders. Complaints are often made on the square by the day shift men that they are kept awake whilst in bed by dogs' music." and the night shift men complain that they are interfered with in their sleep by motor horns. Could the P.C.'s take the proper steps in the matter? It is rumoured that Twm 'Barels is about to visit Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. If so, we better put ourselves in order to avoid the critic's remarks.
LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH CHURCH NEWS.—On Easter evening the Sunday scholars and the choir of St. Mary's Church, Pen- cader, attended a service at the Parish Church. Evensong was read by the Rev. D. E. Thomas (curate-in-charge); the lessons were read 'by the vicar, Rev. J. T. Hughes. Instead of the sermon, the visiting Sunday scholars recited Acts of the Apostles, iv., 1-le, and were catechised by the Vicar on the subject matter of the Acts in general, and of the portion above noted in particular. The ready and intelligent answers given were ample proof of thorough work. Afterwards the Pencader choir, ably conducted by Mr. T. Daniels, gave a fine rendering of the anthem, "Bydd melus cofio y Cyfammod." The visit of St. Mary's to the Parish Church on Easter evening has Qpw become an annual event, and one, which it is hoped, will be continued for many years to come.
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-= LLANDOVERY TOWN COUNCIL 1 INCREASE IN THE RATES. The monthly meeting of the Town Council was held on Saturday last, Deputy Mayor (Alderman T. Watkins) presiding. There were also present: Aldermen C. P. Lewis and D. Saunders Thomas: Councillors T. Roberts, H. Havard, R. Thomas, W. Jones, M. H. Nichols, J. Nicholas, J. Prytherch, G. Anthony, W. J. Esmond, and D. Lewis; together with the Town Clerk (Mr. H. Alfred Thomas), the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. T. Morgan), and the Engineer (Mr. J. Lewis). Mr. T. Watkins said they had lost a very zealous official in the person of Mr. George Williams, hall- keeper, who, for a great number of years, had held the post with much credit. He moved that a vote of condolence be passed with the widow and family 1 in their sudden bereavement. Mr. C. P. Lewis seconded, and the motion was carried, all the members standing. Mr. D. S. Thomas proposed that the sergeant of police for the time being be appointed hallkeeper at a salary of £ 8 per annum. As the beating ap- paratus connected with the hall were adjacent to the prisoners' cells, it was considered the proper course not to appoint an outsider. Mr. C. P. Lewis seconded, remarking that 1-his would prevent any third party interfering with any person who might be placed in the cells. The motion was unanimously agreed to. Mr. C. P. Lewis said the position of Town Crier was also vacant, and as the Mayor was absent that day, he moved that Mr. Fred Stanley be tem. porarily appointed. Mr. J. Nicholas maintained that the Crier should be able to speak both English and Welsh fluently. Mr. C. P. Lewis-It seems somewhat a slur on the residents to suggest they cannot understand English. Mr. T. Roberts seconded the motion, which was carried Tenders were considered for the construction of a brick paved gutter in Broad-street. The tenderers were Mr. Tom Lewis, Orchard-street, 6s. 6d. per yard; Mr. Wm. Lewis, Garden-street, 6s. 9d. per yard; and Mr. W. D. Wall, College View, 7s. 6d. per yard. Mr. Thomas Lewis's tender was accepted. Mr. R. Thomas drew the attention of the Tolls Committee to the difficulty the collector experienced in collecting tolls. In the direction of the station, sellers might dispose of their goods without pay- ment of tolls, and thereby a loss in revenue was sustained. He thought the people offering goods for sale should be compelled to go into the market building, or be summoned for refusing to do so. Mr. D. S. Thomas-We can do so as soon as we place the market building in a proper condition. Mr. T. Watkins-Once we put our house in order people might be induced to go there. Mr. J. Nicholas said he would like the Council to move at once in placing the building in repair. Even at the last market, he saw farmers conducting hucksters to a house in High-street, and later on he saw the same hucksters return loaded with goods. The ratepayers were losing a lot of money in that way. Mr. C. P. Lewis said he had seen the same thing happening in Broad-street. Mr. T. Roberts said the practice alleged was very unfair to strangers arriving in the town with the intention of purcharng farm produce. The Council should certainly conr 1 the hucksters to go into the market buildings. I; that were done, he felt sure the persons exhibiting goods for sale would also go there. Mr. D. S. Thomas.—We have the power under the Markets and Fairs Act. Town Clerk-That is so, provided the building is made adaptable for the purpose. Mr. R. Thomas—Our market place is kept better than the Llandilo Market. The engagement of a woman for a day or so would improve matters very greatly. Mr. T. Roberts—Surely our Toll Collector js responsible for the cleansing of the building. On the motion of Mr. R. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Daniel Lewis, it was decided to direct the Town Crier to warn the persons affected that goods offered for sale must be disposed of in the market building only. Mr. T. Watkins remarked that the lolls Com- mittee might very well congratulate themselves on their successful work from a finan nl point of view during the past year. He noticed the look of sur- prise on the faces of certain members uf the Council when the figures were divulged ihe^r, t.ar). The Highway and Lighting Corn ni'ee recom- .Y mended that the inside and outside of the corn and meat markets, together with the ironv/om sui round- ing the Memorial Fountain, be painted, and that Councillors G. Anthony and D. f-tivis, in con. junction with the Surveyor, be asked to prepare a specification for the same. The recommendation was adopted. The Waterworks Committee reported that the Engineer had informed them that he had scorred the main pipes during the last month, and that the storage tank was keeping full. Mr. D. S. Thomas-Any report from Mr. Wil- liams, of Cardiff, upon the condition of the pipes? The Clerk replied in the negative, Temarking that Mr. Williams was waiting to see what effect the recent testing of the main pipes would have on the supply. Mr. T. Watkins-Probably the pipes, having been laid down 24 years ago, have reached their span of life and must be deteriorating. Mr. D. S. Thomas-It would be better for the sake of the finances of the Corporation to lay any new pipes considered necessary in batches, and not lay the whole length of service at once. Mr. T. Roberts hoped that such expense was far distant, as the ratepayers were already well bur- dcnd. The report of the Engineer on the water supply seemed to him a very cheerful one. The report was adopted. The Finance Committee recommended that a borough rate of 3d. in the £ be levied for the I ensuing year; and also a g-eneral district rate at 3s. 4d. in the £ for the like period collectable in two instalments, this being an increase of twopence in the £ on the preceding year's rate. The Com- mittee also recommended the enforcement of carbide and petrol lioences at 2s. 6d.; the adoption of the Excuse List, subject to the elimination therefrom of eight persona who were considered in a position to pay the rates; and further that summonses be issued against all rate defaulters unless the amounts due were paid to the collector within 14 days. Mr. M. H. Nichols-It appears to me that we could do without a borough rate this year. Mr. T. Watkins-It is better to be on the safe side. If a rate were not levied, we would only be about J62 to the good at the close of the financial year. The Finance Committee's report was adopted. The account of the Treasurer (Mr. C. Michael) was submitted, showing a balance of JB48 17s. 4d. in favour of the Corporation in the Borough Account; and an adverse balance of E70 15s. 2d. in the Sani- tary Account. Mr. R. Thomas said there had been bad judgment in the placing of stones on Dolauhirion road. A quantity should have been used to fill up the ruts in the road. It was decided to call the Surveyor's attention to the complaint. Mr. R. Thomas suggested that the old lamps and brackets should be sold. It was resolved to ask the Lighting Committee to give the matter their con- sideration. 400
LLANDOVERY NOTES (BY DYFHI.") The vestry meeting for Llandingat Parish last week was -ttended by a great force of parishioners. The four retiring churchwardens were re-elected with perfect unanimity, the only difference being that those who acted as people's wardens last year were appointed vicar's wardens and vice-versa. Mr. C. P. Lewis now holds the officer for three years in succession, and Mr. W. H. Jones for two ywai*. Mrs. Aldridge, Morwennau, and Miss Watkins, Gollen House, have collected from residents in a portion of the borough, the sum of E4 14s. 6d. in aid of the fund established for providing additional comforts to Welsh Troops. At the Cinema on Easter Monday, a splendid amount was netted for the like object. A collection has been made for the same project amongst the parishioners in Llan- dingat Without, with very good results. Mr. Mervyn Peel, of Danyrallt, has just sent Mr. Aldridge, stationmaster, a generous donation in aid of the Railwaymen's Benevolent Fund. The Vicar (the Rev. D. Edmondes-Owen) has been recuperating at Llandrindod Wells during the past few days. He has been a victim to influenza. The call made by the Rural District Council for the current year shows a decrease of 3 £ d. in the £ on that of the preceding year, and not a halfpenny as stated in our last issue. On Thursday in last week, the Llanwrtyd Hounds captured a trio of badgers near Brynteg Bank. The bell used by the Town Crier is dated 1812, and is in a splendid state of preservation. It was given to the borough by a Mr. David Davies. M.D., bailiff. Mrs. Mervyn Peel, of Danyrallt, was amongst the visitors to the Red Cross Hospital last week, and subsequently took some of the soldiers for a motor drive. At the eisteddfod held a week ago, a prize for hymn tune singing was equally divided between three old veterans bordering on 80 years of age. The adjudicator said he had come to that decision because one had missed a complete line; another had 6ang out of tune, and the other was tuneless. When the reverend gentleman who adjudicated at- tains their age, perhaps he will not be able to give a better display of vocal talent. Mr. Dan Jones, of Lower Lodge, Cynghordy, has three sons who joined the Army in December last. What a noble example to others. On Saturday, the patients at the Red Cross Hospi- tal motored to Dynevor Castle, where Lord and Lady Dynevor gave the brave men in khaki a hearty welcome. They were accompanied from the hospi- tal by Mrs. Pryse-Rice and the Misses Pryse-Rice, of Llwynybrain, and Mrs. G. Anthony, the matron. As I predicted, the General District Rate was in- creased twopence in the £ on the preceding year. What with the overdraft at the bank, and the esti- mated current expenditure for the year, the Coun- cil's action was unavoidable and no ratepayer can blame their representatives. It was announced at the meeting that something like JE80 was annually lost in rates through the Excuse List and Vacant Houses. The Finance Committee struck off the former list eight persons who were deemed in a position to pay. During the past week, Mrs. Aldridge, of Mor- wennau. has been in charge of the cooking depart- ment at the Red Cross Hospital. Dr. T. Morgan, of Violet Cottage, has been appointed honorary medical officer to the Red Cross Hospital.
LLANSADWRN WEDDING.—A pretty wedding was solemnized at Llandovery last Saturday, in which great local in- terest was evinced owing to the popularity of the bride and bridegroom. The contracting parties were Mr. Oakley Davies, Brynawel, and Miss Maggie Davies, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Davies, Pantyfordd. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. D. Bowen, Hermon. RECRUITING.—The two recruiting sergeants ap- pointed by the Llansadwrn Parish Council are Mr. James Rees, Gwalia House, and Mr. Isaac Jones, Waterloo House.
EASTER QUARTER SESSIONS Carmarthenshire BOGUS LIEUTENANT: AMAZING MASQUERADE. The Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions were held at the blare Hall on Friday, Mr. F. Dudley Drum- mond presiding. The chairman was supported on the bench at the opening of the court by Mr. li. Miiner Jones (vice-chairman), Lieut.-General bir James Hills-Johnes, Y.C., G.C.B.; Messrs. Mexyyn Peel, Danyrallt; Alfred Stephens, Kidwelly; Major T. H. Dowdeswell, Llanstephan; C. P. Lewis, Llan- dovery; A. E. DuBuisson, Glynhir; Thomas Lewis, Bryngla§; Joseph Roberts, Llanelly; Dd. Davies, Liandebie; Wm. Thomas, Trelech; Rev. Lewis, Llanddewi-brefi; W. Y. Neville, Llanelly; Thomas Griffiths, Frank Morgan, and Dr. Williams, Burry Port; Wm. Williams, Llandilo; Capt. Jeffreys, Cynghordy, and Sir Marteine Lloyd. BOGUS NA VAL LIEUTENANT. Alfred Llewellyn (30), fitter, Grange town, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to obtaining food and lodging, value 9s., by false pretences irom Margaret Harries, a widow, 19, Raby-street, Llanelly, and stealing from her the sum of lOs., and to obtaining by false pre- tences from Thomas Wise, confectioner, Llanelly, two boxes of chocolate, value 3s. Mr. Clark Wil- liams (instructed by Mr. Martin R. Richards, Llan- elly) appeared for the prosecution. Counsel explained that in February last prisoner called at Mrs. Harries' house in a uniform more or less resembling that of a naval lieutenant. He told her that he had been serving on H.M.S. Tiger, which was very much in the public mind at the time as the result of the part she took in the North Sea fight. Mrs. Harries had a son in the Army and was induced very readily to give the accused food and lodging. When he departed from the house he asked Mrs. Harries if she could change him half a sovereign. She put down the money and he took possession of it. Accused then confessed his in- ability to find the half sovereign, remarking, Never mind, I am going to the Post Office to change a cheque for JB70, as I have had my quarter's pay. I will come back to settle with you." He left the house, and appeared to have gone straight away to the shop of Thomas Wise, where he obtained the boxes of chocolate on the same false representations that he was going to the Post Office to cash a cheque for a large sum, and that he would be back shortly. Counsel added that there appeared to have been a certain lightheartedness in the man's proceedings. He masqueraded in uniform on the Sunday at Llanellv at the head of the Territorials who were parading through the town. (The prisoner smiled when counsel made this remark). Prisoner had a very bad record and was wanted in connection with other offences. It was in his favour that he volun- tarily disclosed a great deal that might be against him, and expressed a desire that eveiyl.ng should be taken into account. P.S. Pugsley, of the Cardiff City Police, submitted a long list of convictions against the accused at Cardiff, Liverpool, London and Birmingham for false pretences. He had been to a reformatory gchool and had served three years' penal servitude. Witness added that accused obtained food and lodgings from people who could ill afford it. Accused was at present wanted under a warrant at Cardiff for stealing from a man nanud Matthews. There was also another charge of larceny. Counsel said accused was also wanted at Swansea for obtaining J34 by false pretences, and also food and lodging and a pair of gloves. "It is through drink that I do ail these things," said prisoner in a written statement handed to the Bench; "when I am sober I don't do them. My companions ask me to have a drink, and then I fall. I have been to an asylum for eight months through drink. If you give me a chance I will join the army and lead a better life. I have been making 140 bags a week for the army while I was in prison. Will you give me a chance to avenge the Falaba that was sunk by the Germans? he pleaded. "I have plenty of grit. to avenge them, and I will do so if your lordship will give me a chance as I am strong enough." Prisoner pleaded guilty to the cases in regard to which he was wanted and asked that they should be dealt with at that court. The Chairman said prisoner's record was a sad one, for it represented 17 years' continuous crime. He had aggravated his offenoes very much by mas- querading and pretending that he was in the navy. It was no good his attempting to join any service— the army and navy would not take men of such a character. Prisoner was sentenced to 18 months' hard labour. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Thomas Thomas, Llandilo, was bound over in the pum of Elo to be of good behaviour for 12 months for attempted suicide on the 12th February. NOT GUILTY. James Davies (16), Benjamin Scourfield (191, and Dd. Shadrach Davies (16) pleaded not guilty to assaulting Francis Hughes, a farm servant, in the parish of Trelech. Mr. Clark Williams (instructed by Mr. W. D. Williams, Carmarthen) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Trevor Hunter (instructed by Mr. H. B. White) defended. Mr. Clark Williams said that on Sunday, 24th January, complainant left Penybont Chapel after service and went on her homeward journey in com- pany with one or two girl companions. They were followed by a number of boys and young men, of whom the three accused were the eldest. At a certain point Francis Hughes's companion left her. She then proceeded to the farm where she was in service, with a little girl as her sole companion. These young men followed her further, and overtook her. The jury returned a verdict of Not guilty, and the prisoners were discharged. SMASHING WINDOWS. Charles Corbett (34), labourer, pleaded guilty to two indictments charging him with committing damage to the extent of £ 10 by breaking a^ plate- glass window, the property of Cornelius Griffith, jeweller, Llanelly, and (2) with breaking a plate-glass window, the property of James W m. Mackrill, jeweller, Llanelly, causing damage to the extent of J612. Mr. Clark Williams for the prosecution said that about 11.30 a.m. on the 23rd February, the accused, for reasons only known to himself, threw a stone through a jeweller's window, and immediately pro- ceeded to another jeweller's shop and did the same thing there. Information was given to the police, and a constable accosted the defendant in the saitie street. The constable had no ground for arrest at that time, but he had hardly walked away a few paces when the accused threw a stone and smashed another window. Supt. Samuel Jones, Llanelly, said he did not know anything of the prisoner's past history only that he came to Llanelly on tramp and had committed this act immediately he was discharged from prison after two months' imprisonment for stealing a watch. Prisoner was sentenced to three months' hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES. Percy Charles Parker, formerly of Dafen, Llanelly, who appeared in the dock in military uniform, was charged with obtaining by false pretences from John Howells James, confectioner, Cowell-street, Llanelly, the sum of JB5. Mr. Trevor Hunter (in- structed by Mr. T. R. Ludford) appeared for the prosecution. J. H. James said the accused, who represented himself to be a traveller for a grocery 'firm at Swan- sea, called at his shop and gave an order for con- fectionary to the value of L7. For payment a cheque of JB12 was tendered and the accused, who represented himself as R. Williams, received R5 in change. At a later date prisoner called and made an apology for tendering the cheque and two days ago he paid back the j65. Further evidence showed that when the cheque was presented at the bank, payment was refused. In a written statement accused said he fully in- tended paying the money and did not intend to defraud. His wife and children were taken ill, and he was thrown out of work through the war. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and recom- mended him to mercy. He was bound over to be of good behaviour for 12 months in the sum of L5. PILFERING ON RAILWAY. Wm. Williams (60), High-street, Llanelly. surren- dered to his bail on a charge of stealing large quantities of goods in transit on the railway. Mr. Trevor Hunter (instructed by Mr. T. R. Ludford) for the prosecution said the accused was an em- ployee of the Llanelly and Mynydd Mawr Railway Company. For the last 10 months there had been a, very great disappearance of goods from the G.W.R. and L.N.W. Companies at Llanelly, which had been the result of suspicion being cast on a number of innocent men. Accused was the foreman on the Mynydd Mawr line at Llanelly, and it was his duty to check all goods collected and sent to the Mynyua Mawr siding. In cases where claims were made the Mynydd Mawr Company repudiated responsibility on the grounds that the pilfering must have taken place before the goods were handed over to their men. Accused was so trusted by his company that at last they put him on special detective service. Detectives from London and other places were subse- quently engaged and it was found out that it was Williams himself that committed the theft. Counsel said that this continued pilfering had involved a great deal of expense and had been the source of much worry to the company. Prisoner pleaded guilty to stealing several of the articles, and begged for leniency. He was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.
Cardiganshire Mr. Willis Bund presided over the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions, held at Lampeter on Friday last. There were no prisoners for trial. John Williams, of Brynmadog, Llanfairclydogau, appealed against a paternity order granted by the Lampeter Bench to Diana Davies, of Gwarffynon, Llanfairclydogau. Mr. Harold Lloyd, Cardiff, appeared for appel- lant; Mr. Ernest Evans (instructed by Mr. D. F. Lloyd, Lampeter) was for the respondent. The respondent's case was that the appellant came to open a blacksmith's shop in the village where she lived in February, 1914. Soon after he came he made advances to her. A child was born in Janu- ary last. In crosse-examination by Mr. Harold Lloyd, the girl admitted that she had been keeping company with Fred Parker from August, 1913, to September, 1914, and that Parker had stayed alone with her at her mother's house in the kitchen on two occasions from 10 at night until 4 in the morning. The mother, in giving evidence, admitted that she knew that Parker remained in the kitchen with her daughter from 10 p.m. till the earlv hours of the morning. Mr. Binid passed severe strictures upon her oon. duct in permitting this. A number of other witnesses supported the com- plainant's story. The appellant went into the box and denied the paternity. He stated that he did not henr of the matter until five (irlx-s after the order had been made, when he gave notice of appeal. A number of witnesses were called on his behalf. The Chairman, giving judgment, snid the case was a difficult on", and had perturbed his mind a great He t"n!!ht on the whole, however, ° appeal should be dismissed.
CARDIGANSHIRE MAIN ROADS COMMITTEE QUARTERLY MEETING. The quarterly meeting of the above committee was held at the Porth Hotel, Llandyssul, on Wednesday. Mr. Thomas Evans, Llwyndurus, Llechryd, was ap- pointed chairman for the ensuing year. The contract for the improvement of the road from Cardigan to Cenarth involving an expenditure of some thousands of pounds, was adjourned on the recommendation of the Roads Board and the Local Government Act. The Cardigan Town Council wrote asking the County Council to repay to them the whole amount of the expenditure by them upon the roads within the borough instead of giving a grant as heretofore. The matter was referred to the County Council with a recommendation to invite the members of the Cardigan Town Council to a conference. AN UNUSUAL CLAIM. The following is a copy of a letter received flGn Mr. Roy Evans, solicitor, Newcastle-Lmlyn^ Major Griffiths, of Llwyndurus, has coil: ul-ed mb with reference to a trespass committed en his pro- perty, and which was done under your ins.iuctions by a roadman (Richard Evans, of Ty'rddol, (. < ;rti:>. It appears that Miss Bowen, of Berllan. l^ontly trimmed her hedge and deposited the trash on the opposite side of the road, on land the property of my client. The same was removed back by my client's servants to that side of the main road along which Miss Bowen"s hedge runs, but she again re-deposited it on Major Griffith's property, and gave as her explanation that Richard Evans had informed her that the freehold of the highway was vested in the County Council, and that you stated so. Of course, such is not the case, and neither the County Council nor any other person other than the owner has the right to deposit the trash where it was placed by Miss Bowen, as the freehold of the highway is vested to the centre of the road in the owner of the adjoin- ing lands. I have therefore to request that iJle same be removed within seven days or legal pro- ceedings will follow." The Clerk said the matter had nothing to do with the County Council, and no notice was taken of the communication. s REFUSED. There was also a request from Major Griffith to erect a wall near Ddol Cottage, Llwyndurus, so as to form an enclosed space in front of the house for the safety of children. The cottfcge had been built in line with the inside of the road fence. There was a little green turf on the other side and Major. Griffith wanted to widen the road there. A sketch was produced of the proposed alteration, after perusal of which the Rev. T. Arthur Thomas, Llan- dyssul, proposed that permission be refused as would only lead to a dead end. This was carried without discussion.
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE A meeting of the Carmarthenshire Public Health and General Purposes Committee was held" at the County Offices, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, Mr. H. Jones-Thomas, Llanfynydd, presiding. The sub-committee which had been appointed to make arrangements for the discharge of the duties of county medical officer and school medical officer, recommended that Dr. E. C. Thomas be appointed to the former post, and Dr. Evans, Llanelly, to the latter during the absence on military service of Dr. Hughes and Dr. R. L. Thomas.—This report was approved of. A letter was received from the Board of Agricul- ture in regard to the present Sheep Dipping Orders now in force. They had decided to issue fresh orders which would be the same as the former orders with certain modifications. They had decided to revoke the Black Mountain Sheep Dipping Order; some provision would be made later on for the double dipping of sheep in the Black Mountain District. Mr. W. J. Williams said tha.t he hoped that some effort would be made to prevent the double dipping of sheep. It had caused the death of a large num- ber of sheep. A letter was read from Mr. P. J. Wheldon asking for a grant towards the support of the two mater- nity nurses employed by the Association in Carmar- then. Rev. A. F. Mills supported the application. He thought that the local Association should receive some grant. Rev. R. H. Jones said that there was a nurse em- ployed at Llangendeirne. He thought this was a matter which deserved consideration. Mr. W. J. Thomas said that if they assisted the Carmarthen nurses they should assist all the nursing funds in the county. The Chairman said that the proposal was out of order. Any member could give notice and bring it on at the next meeting. Rev. A. F. Mills said that he would bring the matter on at the next meeting.
The London Welsh Battalion having been so suc- cessful the Committee are forming a 2nd Battalion, being the 18th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Men having friends in the London Welsh Battalion can join by enlisting in any district, when they will obtain a Railway Warrant to enable them to travel to London to the Recruiting Offices, Field Court, Gary's Inn, Holborn, W.C. i r
A chalybeate spring has recently been discovered at Gumpherston, in the vicinity of Tenby. It produces a small transparent stream, holding iron in solution with carbonio acid, and is, of course, similar in its properties to the carbonated chaly- beate waters of Cheltenham and Tunbridge. We consider this discovery of material importance to a certain class of invalids, resorting to Tenby, and more particularly to the inhabitants of this part of Wales, who, with so much facility, may now avail themselves of the most useful of all mineral waters, at a place unrivalled for sea bathing, and salubrity of climate, and replete with all the com- forts and conveniences to be found at the mo&t celebrated watering places in England. When this water shall have undergone a more perfect # analysis, by the gentleman who has favoured us with the above information, we shall feel pleasure in reporting the result. That unrivalled performer on the tight-rope, Mr. Richer, whose form is symmetry, and whose every movement is grace, has greatly delighted us by the display of his extraordinary powers at the Theatre, and, in conjunction with Mr. Clarke's very respectacle company, will, we believe, make a summer tour through the principality. Mr. Norman, and the far-famed Dog Dragon, after being suddenly recalled to Covent Garden, on a special occasion, arrived here from the metropolis this morning, and will perform in the Forest of Bondy," this evening. In our next we shall pre- sent our readers with a sketch of the performance. It is the unanimous opinion of those who have witnessed the extraordinary powers of the cele- brated Miss Beffin, who was born deficient of arms and legs, that she not only exceeds all other natural curiosities hitherto beheld, but far sur- passes every imagination of the human mind. She furnishes, indeed, a striking instance of the kindness of Providence, in amply repairing these extraordinary deficiencies, in a way that cannot fail to benefit herself, and to gratify and astonish mankind in general. Thos. Williams, convicted at the late Salop Assizes of a burglary at Montford, of returning from transportation, and on two charges for minor offences, was executed on Saturday, pursuant to his sentence, in front of the county gaol, and in the presence of an immense crowd of spectators. The depredations of young man have kept the towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry, and, indeed, the whole neighbourhood within 20 miles, in con- tinual tilarm for several years. The account he gave of himself was—That his parents were poor: they lived on a small farm at Kinnerly, and his father was a shoemaker.—Williams's first theft was a can, which he stole at nine years of age, and took it home to his mother, saying it was given him. On discovering the theft, his mother punished him with becoming severity. To the conduct of an abandoned woman, who supplied the place of his deceased mother, he attributed the melancholy termination of his life: he was en- couraged, and even compelled by her to commit depredations. Her usual custom was, to takelhim out with hpr at nights into the fields where there were sheep or geese, and these latter they drove into a corner, and rushing in upon them, caught as many as they could. He wished often he could have been separated from this woman. One night, as he was accompanying her upon an excursion of sheep-stealing, they came to a place, which was reported to be frequented by a ghost. Here he suddenly drew back, and asked her if she did not see something? She replied that she did not; and on inquiring if he did, he pointed to a style before them, on which, he said, there was an immense black dog, with a white head and red eyes. She was so frightened by this terrific representation, that she immediately returned home, and ceased for a length of time her nocturnal depredations. BIRTHS.