I BEN. EVANS' (MI WINTER m ,WILL COMMENCE On FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th, And will continue DAILY During the Month. NO CATALOGUE WILL BE ISSUED, but Customers may rely upon having one of the Largest Stocks in the Provinces to select from and the Prices Being: SUBSTANTIALLY Reduced. POST ORDERS CAREFULLY EXECUTED. Ben. Evans & Co., Ltd., Swansea. GOFALWCH am EICH LLYGAID TSich llygaid ydyw rhodd werthfawrocaf Natur, gan y byddai hanner prydferthwch y ddaiar ar goll i ddyn oni bai am y Llygaid. Hawdd ydyw gwella man anhwylderau y golygon, ond os esgeulusir hwy, ant yn beryglus yn fuan. Ai nid ydych yn meddwl ei bod yn well i chwi dalu sylw iddynt YN AWR, cyn yr elont yn waeth, ao yn fwy anhawda eu gwella ? There is no extra charge for sight testing. I supply a 14c. Gold Filled Frame, with Lenses and Case, for 10/6, guaranteed to retain its colour for a life time. D. KING MORGAN, M.P.S., Qualified Chemist and Optician, KING STBEET, CARMARTHEN. Fruit Trees. Fruit Trees. ALL the best sorts—all ages—right prioea—one quality—Best. Large Stock of good clean Apple, Pear and Plum Trees grown in endless varieties, 1/8 to 2f3 each, 18/- to 2P/- dozen. For Gooseberry and Currant Bushes I claim I got the finest clean stook in Wales. Gooseberry bashes extra strong, of Whinham's industry and Keepsake, 9d. each. 8/- doz.; smaller, 6d. each, 5/6 doz. Currant bushes, extra strong, Boskoop Grant and Carter's Black Champion, largest arsrteties grown, 8d. each, 7/6 dozen. Also large stock of Roses, Ornamental Trees, and Shrubs. Brivets a to 2 ft., per 616 100; Thoma for hedging. a to 2 ft., 3/9 per 100. All the stools is hardy and well acclimatized. Save your carriage bill by buying from a Glamorganshire nursery Early planting means suooess to every tree. It will be a good investment. A small sum expended in the purchase of Fruit Trees will produce each year an inareasing return, enabling you to economise and increase the home Food Supply. Packing free. Cash with Order. W EWART THOMAS. F.R.H.S., The Nurseries Waun Road, Loughor, Glam. public lrotices. CARMARTHENSHIRE WOMEN'S WAR AGRICUL- TURAL COMMITTEE. A PUBLIC MEETING, in connection with the above, wSl be held at the SHIRE HALL, CARMARTHEN, on SATURDAY, January 5th, 1918. The Chair will be taken at 2 p.m. by Mrs. LEWIS PHIUPPS, Clyngwynnd. Badges will be distributed by Mas. H. JONES-DA VIES, Glyneiddan. All interested are cordially invited to attend. FLORENCE M. JONES, LB61-4 :1) Organising Secretary. ucatton Carmarthen County Schools. THE GRAMMAR (SCHOOL. HBADMAITM—E. B. ALLEN. M.A. (OaoWki. as,abunKmsmw-M I Isis B. A. BCKMI, M.A. Late Open Boholar of Girton Collep. Cambridge. Fees, 1 VL per term. Reduction when there are two or more children from the Mine f mily- The next Term begins Wednesday, January 9th. The Headmistress (at the Girls School) and the Headmaster (at the Boys' School) will be pleased to see the parents of new pupils on Saturday* January 5th, from 11 a.m. to 1. Boarders can be received at the Grammar School. The Grammar School, PENOADER, CARMARTHEN. BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. HHADMABTER J. R. SAUNDERS, M.A. (Cantab), (Emmanuel College), Assisted by a highly qualified Staff of Resident and visiting Masters. Preparation for all Examinations. Special 1 individual attention in single subjects. Foi ferma and particulars, apply to the Headmaster. IIA High School for Girls, CARMARTHEN. PRESEDBWT or TIIR COUNCIT. THE LORD BISHOP OF ST, DAVID'S. HEAD MISTRESS: Miss E. I. SCTTON, B.A., Honours London University (First Class in Classical. TTTW- School gives an Excellent Education on very Moderate Terms. Admirable Accommodation for Boarders. Pupils prepared for LONDON MATRI- CTT1 ATION and other Public Examinations. Bovs as well as girls can be received in the Preparatory Class and tie KINDER- GARTEN DEPARTMENT. Next Term begins Thursday, January 7th. Boarders return Wedneday, January 6th. For full particulars, apply to the Head- J unstress, High School, Carmarthen. *OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL, CARMARTHEN Facing the beautiful Vale of Towy). Boarders Kept :0 Girls Admitted Pupils Registered at any time. Charged pro rata. TYPEWRITING, BOOK KEEPING, SHORTHAND, &c, TAUGHT. For Report of Grand Successes, apply to Head Master. REV. J. B. THOMAS, Undergrad. London University. Open Exhibitioner Cardiff University, 1st Prizeman Treveoca College, Holder 10 Certificates South Kensington. Duties will be resumed after Christmas on January 8th, 1918. CARMARTHEN School of Art and Crafts. THE SPRING TERM begins MONDAY, A the 7th of JANUARY. (L569-5:1 jftnanctal. IONDON & PROVINCES DISCOUNT J Oo.. LTD. IMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES. £10 to £1,000 are privately oompleted at 14 hours' notice an your simple promiM to repay, without preliminary fees. Call or write to the Manager, W. SHIRLEY, 41. Stokes Oroft, Bristol. (8499-23 :2 Advances £5 to £ 5,000. ON YOUR WRITIEN PROMISE TO REPAY AT A MUTUALLY AGREED INTEREST. M1 for IS monthly payments of 6L Bd. Nis II t. 1-ic d. B20 „ „ „ ill 6s. 8d. and so on pro rata. Loans over a period of two years or more by arrangement A gentleman will call if deeired and ad- Iranoo cash at applicant's house. NO SURETIES REQUIRED. Promptness and Privacy. NO CHARGE OF ANY KIND UNLESS BUSINj^o DONE. Distance immaterial to the actual lenders. Write or oall. F. LAWRENCE, LTD. (The Oldest West of England Company), DON CIIAMBERS, CHEESEMAROT, WINJI STREET, BRISTOL, Telephone 1791. Telegrame- Approved." Bristol. (N6 SWANSEA MERCANTILE CO., Ltd Of 18, PARK ST., SWANSEA; Make Cash Advances Trots £ io to £ 1,000 To Commeroial Gentlemen, Tradesmen, Farmers, and Respectable Householders on their own Note of Hand, at • low rate of Interest. STRICTLY PRIVATE. COWIOEMTIAT. For further particulars apply H. B. JONES, 18, Park Street, Swansea. (LTO • TRUanteD When replying to advertismenfa please mention1 Carmarthen Journal" QBORTHAND-TYPIST, &o.—.There is a vacancy at the Journal Office for a lady pupil to learn shorthand, typewriting, and general office routine. Only applicants who have been well trained in an interme- diate school will be entertained. WANTED, in January, good Cook- General, other maid klept.—Apply, stating age and full particulars, to Mrs. Davies, Cwm, Caerphilly. (8559-5:1 WANTED, Elm, Ash and Poplar Trees, quote price on rail nearest railway station to C. Jenkins and Son, PortH, Rhondda. (S556—25 1 WANTED, Antique Crewel Work, Cur- tains, Quilt, Odd Pieces; also Samplers and Wool Work. Also Antique Chinese Lacquer, Pole Fire Screens, Hand Screens, Boxes, etc.—Mrs. Benyon, Islip, Thrapston. -25.1 w AN-TED, a good Housemaid.—Apply, » » Mrs. Gwynne Hughes. Glancothv, Nantgaredig, R.S.O., Carmarthenshire. (L560 T° POULTRY DEALERS.—Wanted, JL Weekly Supplies of Live Fowls; state price; cash weekly.—Apply, "Poultry," Journal" Office. Carmarthen. (S561—12 :I V\^ANTED, Experienced Cook-General; two in family; two maids kept.— Apply, references, stating wages, to Mrs. Elton, Glen view, Llandovery. (568—11:1 Mantefc. WANTED, Welsh Trapped Rabbits; TV any quantity; best price paid; and Eggs (together or separate).—Apply. 16, Dutfryn Street, Mountain Ash. (S571—18:1 URGENTLY Wanted, 1,000 Qualified Wireless Operators; we can guarantee situations to our students immediatey they qualify; we can accept youths between the au'e of 15i and 18; owing to the new ship- ping laiws we are extending our colleges to help us fill these vacancies; the re- muneration is irom E100, rising to L250 pea* annum; the operator ranks ,as tin officer.-Apply for prospectus, Wireless Training College, St. Mary Street, Cardiff, and Castle Street, Swansea. (S542—30:3 SITTING ROOM and Bedroom required by Two »I<ady Cleijks.i—Apply, Rooms," c/o The Journal" Offices, Carmarthen. (L569 "W\7ANTED, by January 17th, 1918, ▼ » Housemaid; wag-es, £ 16 and uni- form. Age not under 16 years. Previous experience not necessary.—Apply by letter, enclosing references, to Matron, I airwood Isolation Hospital, Killav, near Swansea. 576-.4 1 WANTED, House-Parlourmaid; family, two.—Mrs. Kenshole, The Park, Aberdare. (8581-4 1 WANTED, a capable General immedi- ately for Cardiff; Welsh-spoken pre- ferred; good wages given; no washing; firood outings—Apply, by letter, Mrs. Owen, 5, Colchester Avenue, Penylan, Cardiff. (S579 9 •2 WANTED, strong Pony, from li to 13 TV h.h., must. be reliable in harness.— Apply, Evans, Glaspant, Newcastle-Emlvn. (S578—19:1 WANTED, Starlight and Clean Ash units, 10 ijv. Girth Cup; also Oak Butts, 12" Qr Girth Cup.—Apply, "X. "Carmarthen Journal." (580—25:1 Jfor Sale Buy POWELL'S BISCUITS. Sold every- where. Made by Powell's Biscuits, Ltd Preston. (S519-23 :2 PIANOS & ORGANS, New and Second- hand at bargain prices. Violins, Ao- cordians, Mouth-organs, etc. Particulars free.-D. J. Snell, 21-22, High Street Arcade. Swansea. USERS of Karswood Spice are getting double the eggs they did before. 2d., 6d., 1/- Packet-StV Tea Co., Ltd., Car- marthen. (S573-4:1 (1RAMAPHONES from £ 3. 'New JT Double-sided Records from Is. each. Welsh Records a speciality. Gramaphones repaired. List's free.—D. J. Snell, 21-22, High Street Arcade, Swansea. (N20-30:2 OOD RATS are the rats that have JT been rationed with Rodme. It makes the final rat ration. Safe, sure and speedy. 6d., 1i-, 2/ 3/ 5/ post 3d. Harley, Chemists. Perth. Agen -NV- Lloyd, Chemist, Carmarthen; rJ. M. Davies, Chemist, Llandilo; J. Nicholas, Dru5 Stores, Llandovery; J. J. Davies, Llany- byttier; D. Rqgers. Chemist, St. Clears; D. J. Lewis, Chemist, Llandebie. ]\jg5 21:12 SPECIAL, Strong 50-Gallon Galvanized Oil Tank, with loose cover and brass tap; 52/6 carriage paid.—A. E. Harries, Llandilo. HENS which don't lay don't pay. Kars- wood Harmless Spice ensures eg^s. Packets 2d., 6d., 1/ from Griffiths, Grocer, Brynhafod Shop, Maesvcrugiau. ( £ >573—4:1 COB. FOR SALE, 13.2, 4 year-old; I,-) guaranteed quiet in all harness.— Particulars on application to Evans, Glas- pant, Newcastle-Emlyn. (S549—14:2 PIANO BARGAINS.-Collard & Collard Up- right (when new, 75 guineas), ^46 Farrand Upright, '£42: Weber Upright Grand in Rosewood case (when new, 75 guineas), ^55 Pleyel Upright, £ 38; Farrand "Pianola" Piano, ^80. All instruments deli- vered carriage paid. Write for complete Catalogue and Bargain list to C. MILSOM & SON, Ltd., The Great West of England Piano House, 15, Milsom Street. Bath. L 407 "177OR SALE Cheap, a Thrashing Machine, £ ? in good working order, only been little in use.—Apply, Mr. Evan Davies, Cwmsidan, Talley, Llandilo t: 8574-18 I FOR SALE, a few Pure-bred Light Sussex Cockerels, 9s. each.—Apply to Mrs. Del-ne Davies Evans, Penylan, Golden Grove. 6s. reward. (L564 "■EXCELLENT Pitwood and Aeroplane ) vvOod tor Sale, 16th January, at Llan- dovery. Long Credit —Apply for Auction Bills to Rogers, Llangadock, S582-4 :1 NOTICE —Send for advice to Mr. and Mrs Stewart. The Herbalists, Guinea Street, Bristol. (S572—30 ^3 STILL LEADING In Value, Variety, and Attention. JOHN STEPHENS, London House, Llandilo. Close Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7; Thursday, 1; Saturday, 8. TLO 1et. 0 LET, OAK HOUSE and OAK GARAGE, Priory Street, Carmar- a. tl,en.-Thoill s, Road Hill. (L552—4:1 zost Jfouttfc 5s. REWARD. LOST, on the 28th December, between Aberjrwili and Carmarthen, a Water- proof Tan-colored Canvas Rug, with strap and buckle.—Apply. Morris, Brynmyrddin, Abergwili. (L566 LOST, a Lemon and White Greyhound Dog. 18th December. Answers to the name "Spot." Information to David Thomas, 92, High Street, Tumble. Llanelly. S564—4:1 _L, -n_- Sales auction CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISH OF ABERNANT. HyTESSRS. BEN EVANS &, EVANS are i.TjL instructed by L. A. L. Evans, Esq., to offer for SALE by AUCTION at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on SATURDAY, January 12th, 1918. at 2 p.m., the following Valuable PITWOOD and TIMBER, viz.:— T.ot I.-All that well-grown Plantation of Oak and Larch Pitwood, Ash, etc., all of about 50 yeaxs' growth, including the Timber on the hedges surrounding the wood, being Nos. 1112 and 1113 O.S., con- taining 2 acres 1 rood 34 perches, standing on Cwmflowrog Farm, in the Parish of Abernant Lot 2.-All that fi'ne grown Plantation oi Larch Pitwood, Ash Poles (very suitable for tool handles, etc.) and other Trees, all of about 35 vears' growth, including the Timber on the hedges surrounding the wood, being No. 1504 O.S., containing 1 acre 3 roods 22 perches, standing on Pen- rheol Farm. Lot 3.—A small Plantation of fine Ash Timber and other Trees standing on the lower part of field No. 1549 O.S. on Pen- rheol Farm, also about 70 Ash and lother Timber. growing on the hedges and fields Nos. 1509 and 1549 below Penrheol Home- stead and on the Rickyard and Planta- tion hedge only on the roadside near Pen- Thøol, together with about 34 Ash, Elm, etc.. already cut and lvlOg" on the field ad- joining Penrheol. All the oak trees in this Lot are reserved Lot 4 —About 1! acres of Oak Pitwood and Ii acres of hearvv and valuable Oak Timber, including some fine Ash and Syca- more. standing on Poptviieha Farm, in the Parish of Abernant. The Timber on the upper part of the field from and including the oak tree marked with paint are re- served. Lot S.—All those 18 Ash Timber, 3 Sycamore, and 1 Beech standing- on the hedge adjoining the road from Troed- rhiwmeirch Farm, leading towards the woods. Particulars and Conditions of Saie may be obtained from the Auctioneers dt Pleader and Carmarthen. Sales bg Huction. BRTh"MELYN, CRWBIN, LLANGENDEIRNE. JOHN FRANCIS & SON have received instructions from the Representatives of the late Mrs. M. King to SELL by .AUCTION at the above place on FRIDAY, 11th January, 1918, the whole of the follow- ing valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects, comprising:—Mahogany Draw- ing Room Suite upholstered in Horse Hair; Do. Chiffonier, Mahogany and Oak Tables, Chest of Drawers, Marble Top Washstand and Ware, Dressing Tables, Towel Rails, Commode. Mirrors and 'Overmantels, Largt Deal Cupboard, Corner Cupboard, Hospital oed vviwi spring and Hair Mattresses com- plete, Bed Chair, Brass and Iron Bedsteads, 5 Feather Beds, Mattresses, Pillows, Bol- sters, &o., Kitohen Table, Benches, Settle, Window Poles, Brass Rods Brass Candle- sticks, 6 Venetian Blinds, Fender and Fire Irons, Brackets, Linoleum. Oilcloth, Stair Carpet, &o., Mangle, Washing Tube, Clothes Horse. Ladder, &c.; and many other useful lotg: also 5 cwts. Potatoes. Sale td commence at 2.30 p.m. Llanybyther Auction Mart. By EVANS BROS., Auctioneerb. THE —— NEXT SALE Of all Kinds of STOCK will taloe place On Monday, January 7th, 1918. All Stock must be in the Yard by 10.30 a.m., and all Fat Cattle will be graded on the premises acording to New Regulations. Early Entries are Solicited. (All Fat Cattle to be at the weighbridge between 9.30 and 11.50 a.m.) —— A SPECIAL SALE OF Farmers' Horses (LIGHT AND HEAVY) Colts and Ponies WILL BE HtTLD ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1918 Commencing at 11.20 a.m Sharp. All Entries should be sent m early to' the Auctioneers, Llanybyther. Lampeter Auction Mart. THE NEXT SALE Will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 1918. All fat cattle to be at Lampeter Station Weighbridge between 9.30 and 11.30 on Tuesday moAiing to be ,ed. a;nd weighed. DANIEL 1. REES & WILLIAMS, Auctioneers. Auction Marts BY LLOYD ( THOMAS AUOTi CARMARTHEN CAR-[ KTHEN, WEDNESDAY NEXT, JANUARY"9th. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN, FRIDAY, JANUARY llth. LLANDYSSUL, TUESDAY, JANUARY 15th. t The Auctioneers will be glad if Entriea are sent in as early as possible ST. CLEARS MART. LIVE STOCK CONTROL OWING to the New Law, which compels Farmers to dispose of their Cattle for Slaughter in a Registered Market only, it has now been decided to hold a Mart at St. Clears on the FIRST and THIRD TUES- DAYS in every month, therefore the next Mart will take place on JANUARY 15th, and Farmers are requested to send in their entries to the Auctioneers as soon as possible. IOJ. HOWELL THOMAS & SON Auctioneers,, St. Mary's Auction Mart, Carmarthen. STATION MART, LLANDYSSUL, Thomas Jones & Sons, AUCTIONEERS. —— OUR NEXT SALE WILL TAKE PLACB On Monday, January 14th, 1918 Entries for all kinds of Stocks should be sent early to the Auctioneers, Garthowen, Landyssul. MPIRP" THEATRE, Carmarthen. ■■■■ I THIS WEEK. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY. One Touch of Nature Featuring GEORGE BEBAN, The American Chevalier. NEXT WEEK. MONDAY. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY. The Profligate Sir Arthur Pinero's Great Social Drama. "Not a Success, but a Triumph ("Pall Mall Gazette"). "The Profligate is Pinero's best serious Work" (" The Globe"). THURSDAY. FRIDAY, & SATURDAY. Daughters of France A Broadwest Drama, full of Exciting Incidents. PEA^L OF THE ARMY EPl; )EI 10.—THE CONSPIRATORS. Mr. Harold Malkin, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M. L.Mus.T.C.L. (Organist St. Peter's Church). LESSONS given in PIANOFORTE and ORGAN PLAYING. SINGING, HARMONY & COUNTERPOINT, kc. Resident Pupils Taken. Next Term begins on January 9th. 7, ESPLANADE, CARMARTHEN. (L568-25 1
Llandiio Board of Guardians RURAL COUNCIL AND CONTROLLED PRICE OF BUITER. The monthly meeting of the Board was held on Saturday morning. Mr. Robert at thews was voted to the chair, and he was supported by Mr. Gomer Harries (vice-chairman). There were present: Rev. J. Morgan, Messrs. Wm. Hopkin, Wm. \Villiams D. W. Lewis, John Lewis, Hy. Herbert, D. Glyn Jenkins, John Bevan, Evan Morris, Wm. Stephens, Dan Jones, T U1' (Garnant), Arthur Williams, John Richards, Thos. James, Evan Davies, Roderick Evans, W. Lewis, David Davies, Jacob Davies, J. L. Williams David Thomas (Llanfynydd), T. Humphries, Dan Davies, and W. Roberts (Llanfynydd); also the Clerk (Mr. R. Shipley Lewis), De- P-jty Clerk (Mr. D. J. Morris), and the Relieving Officers (Messrs. W. Popkin and W. James).—Commenting upon an applica- tion for the supply of boots to some chil- dren of out-door paupers, Mr. Evan Davies said it would be better for the sake of the children concerned if they were supplied with clogs. He had understood that it was being done, and in this case the relieving officer should persuade them to take clogs. He had his three children going to school every day in clogs, which gave greater warmth and comfort.—Mr. J. Bevan: And they are cheaper as well.—Mr. J. Lewis said there were more children attending school to-day in clogs than ever, and he thoroughly agreed with the suggestion of r, Davies.—The Chairman stated tho children could have boots for summer wear. —It was agreed that clogs be offered.—The Master (Mr. Dd. Evans) reported the num- ber of inmates to be 70, as against 65 on 'the corresponding day of last year, and during the month 26 vagrants had been relieved as compared with 55 in the corres- ponding period of last year, a decrease 01 29. The dinner, which has been an annual treat at Christmas, was enjoyed by til. Miss McFie sent to the inmates her usu.il Christmas card and letters; Miss Thomas, Caemain Cottage, gave her annual Christ- mas card and 6d. each for the women; Mrs. J. L. Thomas, Caeglas, sent her annual gift of toys for the children. Illus- trated papers, etc., during the year wore supplied, by the Institute, and also (jailv papers by Dr. Davies.—On thA motion of Mr. Gomer Harries, seconded by Mr. Dd. Davies, a cordial vote of thanks was ac- corded to these donors.The Medical Officer (Dr. Davies), upon a visit to the House, urged the desirability of better lighting.—Mr. Gomer Harries said he was glad the Medical Officer had reported th1S, as they who were in the habit of visiting the House found the light anything but s,itisfactorv -Mr Evan Davies stated that he found things m a very satisfactory state in the House, with the exception of the lighting, which he agreed was bad. Only oil lamps were used, and yet they had the gasworks within a stone's throw away.—Mr W. Hopkin said there was an agreement entered into with the Llandilo urban coun- cil, arising out of the proposed infirmary, for the lighting of the House by electricity, —Mr. Evan Davies said there may be a difference of opinion. Some of them might think that gas was quite as good.—Clerk: But you have an agreement sealed and signed to take light from the urban coun- cil at 6d per unit.—The matter dropped.— The Master asked for the -LiAxdians' sane tion for a change in diet in the House. He proposed to substitute vegetable broth for coffee twice a week. In that way there would be a saving of bread, sugar, coffee and milk, and the inmates held a decided preference for broth, especially during the cold weather.—The sanction was given, and Mr. Evan Davies observed other people would be well advised to go in for broth and have it in the morning for breakfast instead of tea (laugater).—Mr. Gomer Harries: And in tho evening too (more I -,t ughter). -Attention was drawn to the fact that a call of over £1,000 was overdue from Ammanford. The Clerk stated he had drawn a cheque for county rfeio foi Lb,099 10s. Id. Tho rate was overdue and unless some of the parishes paid, there would be nothing to meet it.- In ensuing discussion, the Cierk said he had many times during the lialf-year reo ported to the Guardians the Ammanford collector's omission to furnish his monthly statement, and Mr. Wm. Williams prt posed that the attention of the Ammanford overseers be drawn to the overdue call and the collector's omission. —Mr. Evan Davies asked for a statement on the posi- tion, but the Chairman thought it had better not be discussed until they had a full report before them -The Clerk said he was simply reporting the matter to them in the ordinary oourse, as he had done be- fore.—Mr. Evan Davies: It is quite evi- dent that the Clerk is placing the responsi bility on the Guardians and he is quite right in domg' 60.—Mr. J. L. Williams: It is our fault.—Mr. Davies held that something definite should be done; it was no good writing again to the overseers.— Mr. Wm. Williams said he did not want to say anything disrespectful of the rate- oollector. He daresay things were not as bad as they appear. He had great respect for the collector, and was sorry that he nad been dilatory with his work. There may be other collectors inclined to be diflatory also, and for their protection it would be well for the Guardians to see that their accounts were paid and s,t)atements fur- nished monthly. Then they would know that the work io done. He thought in the present case neglect in doing the collections was all that was wrong, and in future they ought always to insist upon the monthly statements being furnished.—Mr. Evan Davies agreed that the best way to deal with this was to be prompt and to have the reports in time, and he would like to know if there were other parishes also behind with their calls.—The Clerk: No, there is nothing serious.—Mr. Davies: W,-> must see to it before it becomes serious.—It was stated that an audit had been fixed for January 21, and pending this no action was taken.—The Cleric reported that the over- seers from the Lladilo-fawr parish objected to paying- sums of JB11 17s. 6d. towards the Llandilo county school, and P,41 8s. lid. towards the Amman Valley school, and he had written to Mr. J. W. Nicholas for an explanation of those figures. The reply stated that tlie sum was fixed in the ratio of the number of pupils attending from the parish to the total number in school.— A letter was read from the assistant over- seer (Mr. Thomas), seeking explanation on the following points: (a) Why the north part of Llandilo-fawr rural parisTi has to contribute towards the Ammanford inter- mediate school; (bj Why do the ooynty council assess each parish in the ratio of the number of children attending the school from each parish and not as usual on the rateaihle vfaluie; (c) Sinse the prteoept is issued in the ratio of the children attend- ing the ?chool, why are some parishes not assessed at all, although many of the pupils come from those parishes; (d) What loan and interest are payable in respect of this school?—The Clerk stated that nothing was paid from the urban parish of Llan- diJo .cbalrman: It i3 a mixed up affair altogether.—Mr. Evan Davies proposed that the matte" be deferred for a further explanation.—The Chairman said it was evident that tho county council had mixed up the county school with the other schools, and it was not their first mistake.—Mr. Evan Davies: We all make mistakes. That flight to be stated in fairness to them.- The proposition was agreed to.—Mr. D. Rees, undertaker, Llandilo applied that the sum of JE1 lis. 6d. allowed by the, Guardians for the burial of paupers be increased, •oointing out that out of that sum 5s. 6d. had to be paid for the grave, and tho payment was quite inadequate under pre- sent conditions.—Mr. Gomer Harries said the cost of labour and material had gone up to undertakers, like everybody else, and they should -get something exftra.—Mr. 1van Davies said they all knew there was hardly a pauper's coffin made outside the Workhouse, so the sum allowed was simply a contribution towards the funeral expenses. There were some chidren of paupers who were very reluctant to pay one shilling to- wards their maintenance when they were a'ive, but who had a grand demonstration in the funeral. The payment by the Guardians was only a farce-a contribu- tion towards the expenses in the great majority of cases--It was agreed that the question of granting an increase be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.—A re- solution was passed that JB1 each be allowed to boarded out- children for clothing.—The Clerk reported that the postal authorities now made a charge of JB9 per annum in respect of special telephone facilities be- tween the Workhouse and the police- station and the Union offices.-Seve-ral members expressed themselves as doubtful of the advisability of continuing- the ar. rangements, in view of the heavy charge and the little U3e made of the telephone.— Mr. Gomer Harries asked that the matter be placed on the agenda for the next meet- nig, and the Master would then be able to inform them of the use he made of the telephone in that way.—Mr. J. Lewis said he should be charged for cutting away the House from police assistance, as one night of mischief there might make the present charge more. than justified.—Mr. J. Rich- ards said there was also a difference in the conduct of the vagrants when they knew that the Master could get assistance in a tew-minutes. This was not a matter to play with.—The matter will be further con- sidered at the next meeting. RURAL DISTRICT OOCNCIL Mr. Robert Matthews presided over the meeting of the council subsequently held, Mr. Gomer Harries in the vice-chair.—Mr. Evan Davies asked the Chairman what was the price of butter.—Chairman: Two and sixpence, Government butter.—Mr. D ivies I mean home butter. -Chai rmaii There .s none of it to be had.—Mr. Gomer Harri. asked if it was possible to institute a foc-l control sub-committee in places like Bryn. amman, so as to regulate the oistribution of different commodities arm-iig there.— The Chairman said it could be Vion and there was a committee in Brvrnn an lirw who had made an offer to the Llandebie committee to divide any produce that may come there.—Mr. Gomer Harnes added there was dissatisfaction in BrvmT-.in«ii Chairman: There is dissatisfaction 111 <>-i-rv 'part.-Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins rWd tf-a t the mischief could be rectified. The wurk I I g classes had to go without the ne^assi, i ?f> -t life. The food control committee a farce, and some other way i .1 to bA found to do away with queues. —Mr. W:n Williams asked if there were hi their district, and Mr. Glyn Jeniuns r- plied that anybody in Ammanfo.d could see them, and Ammanford was practically the centre of the Llandilo rural district.— The Chairman said that was a matter for the Ammanford committee and not for them.—Mr. Glyn Jenkins: Then in that case the hopeless devils who live in Bettws and Llandebie parishes have to go cap in hand to Ammanford.—Mr. Evan Davies pressed the Chairman to give a definite answer as to the price to be charged for home butter.—Chairman The fixed maxi- mum is 2s. 2d. per lb., but as the Govern- ment butter is 2s. 6d., I don't think that 2". 2d. is a legal price now.—Mr. Thomas James said 2s. 2d. was tthe last price fixed by the committee, and the executive officer had not notified them of any changte.— \tter further disoussion, in which several members expressed different views, the Chairman said really ho was laughing at ithem. Home made buttter could not be bought in any place, and if they did have it in the shops he would tell them they could charge 2s. 6d. for it.—Mr. Evan Davies: Can I tell the farmers that they can sell it at 2s. 6d. a lb. ?h.airman: Yes, if it is not more than 41bs.—Mr. Glyn Jen- kins blamed the food control committee for not letting the public know of this. They had neg-lected their duty.—Mr Evan Davies hoped tihe reporters would make a note of the statement made, coming, as it did, from the chairman and secretary of the food control committee.—The Surveyor (Mr. Thomas) reported on a visit of inspection of the Rrechfa road by an inspector of the F R-oads Board, whom lie furnished with the necessary details and figures showing an increase in cost of maintenance from B195 in 1912 to £ 1,061 10s. lCd. last year. The inspector appeared to be impressed by the bad state of tV- road, and granted that the Llandilo Council's case was a deserving case, and that hi,s ret-,ort to headquarters would be in their "favour.—Mr. Evan Davies complimented the Clerk on his op- portunism in taking advantage of the in- spector's visit to the county, for the pur- pose of inspecting the Brechfa road.—The Clerk gave it as his opinion that the Council's appeal would stand or fall with tlie appeal of the county council.
Military Notes and Queries [By Our Military Expert.] Mrs. S A-I am sorry, but the circum- stances of your husband's death debar you from Army pension, but, in a case like yours, a "special allowance," not exceed- ing l'Os. a week for yourself and 5s. for your child, can be made to you through your local War Pensions Committee. I advise you to apply at once. Meanwhile, kindly accept my sincere sympathy in your very sad bereavement. Worried.—An unattested rejected man over 41 is not liable for military service. R^oall.—A soldier discharged as "no longer physically fit" is, unless he served (Overseas during his service, liable to be called on for rè-examination twelve months (after the date of his discharge. M X —Tf granted exemption on ground of business hardship, you would, if you gave up your business, automatically can- cel your exemption—because the condition on which it was granted would no longer be satisfied T.F.lf a married soldier's mother is de- pendant on him an allowance equal to the amount of dependance—but not exceeding 12s. 6d.—may be secured for her too. Ap- ,prication for this would need to be made to local War Pensions Committee. Ambitious.—Recommendation by your present C.O. is the principal essential* for securing your commission. Unfit.—You can apply now for a fresh medical grading by your local National Service Board, and, if dissatisfied there-, with, can then, within fiVe days, apply, with supporting eiviliian doctor's certifi- cate, to Appeal Tribunal for further exa- mination by Medical Assessors. Doubtful,—As you served overseas prior t., relinquishing your commission because of ill-health, you are now absolutely free of "1 further liability to military service. For two years and four months' commis- sioned service a "service" gratuity equal to 248 days' pay of your rank is due to you. Man.—Yes, liable for another re-examination six months from the date of li)4, one, when "R.R." If notilfied for such you have right to submit exemption ">eaI withfrt seven days of the noiifica- f f>n. If, after the re-examination, you are dissatisfied, you can, apart altogether from exemption appeal, apply, within five days, to Appeal Tribunal for further examina- tion by Medical Assessors. Allowance.—In determining rate of de- pendants' allowances, the Army Authorities 'ke the average wage of the soldier for the six months previous to his joining. Therefore, if your boy's wage' averaged 8s. per week for fbiat period, you wc*i!d, unfortunately, be disqualified for '¡'lY grant, as it would be contended that his enlistment could not have caused you any financial loss. But if the absence of the extra money he would now have been .y earnins: is ^causing you hardship, your local Var Pensions Committee may grant you an allowance. COEDYBRYN, HENLLAN. It is understod that under the will of the late Miss Griffiths, of Coedvbryn, the above Calvinistic Methodist Chapel will benefit 'to the amount of £ -0, the interest from which bequest is to be applied towards the ministerial support. The Forward Mave- ment and other similar causes also figure as beneficiaries.
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Daniel Rowlands OF LLANGEITHO. A CONTEMPORARY OF WILLIAMS OF PANTYCELYN. (By R. E. WILLIAMS, Llanllawddog). Daniel Rowlands was born in Carmarthen- shire in 171-3. He was t'he son of a cieigy man and was educated at the Grammar School, Hereford, and ordained deacon on tho 10th March, 1733, by tho Bishop of St. David's in Duke-street Chapel, Westminster. He was appointed oarite, of the churches of Nantcwnlle and Llangeitho, both of which he served for thirty years. The Registrar of the dioc-jse has tlhis entry: Daniel How- lands, a literate, licensed to serl-e the cure of Llangeitho and Nant-cwnlle, jn the ClaJnty of Cardigan, at £ 1)0 a year. He also served the church of Llanddewi-brevi and usually preached three times every Sunday Llan- geitho in tiia time of Mr. Rowlands was the Mecca of Wales. On sacramental Sundays, which were observed monthly, af many as twelve or fifteen hundred t ommunicanfs congregated at the place. Hundreds of horses were tied to the hedges as if a great fair were held there. From twenty to thirty ,w travelled together, or in two companies— some on foot and some on horsel>.i«'k—men and women. Those on foot started on Satur- days and took a shorter course over the mountains without any support except the food they brought <vith them. Their drink was pure water from the mountain springs. Rowlands exercised his ministry at first in consecratled places. The preachers who joined him were oalled etxhoiters, they preached wherever they could find a con- gregation, in the street or m. the fields. >^»veral:: of them went to hear Rowlands on Sundays and afterwards preached in other places what they had heard. Before he was ejected* from the church the place of the greatest concourse wa Llanddewi brevi. The church was capable of >ont>a.ininsj three thousand people; but it was not too large then, there were no seats for tho greater to part of the congregation—most of them stood and the church was filled from one end 110 the other. Many followed Rowlands from one churoh to the other; that is from Llanddewn-brcvi to Llangeitho and Nant- cwnlle, and did not return to their homes till late in tho evening and somo not till the •following morning (Monday). It is said t'hat seven religious revivals took piaee in Row- laurfe's lifetime. This work begaa when he was rninisterirg in the established ohurch, and it is commonly said that it oc mmencd in Llangeitho Church, while ne was reading that part of tho Litany which commences with "Trwy dy ddirfawr ing a'th chwys gwa,edlyd "By thine agony and bloody sweat'. The touching and melting mariner in which Mr. Rowlands repeated these words f. free ted the whole congregation so much that they almost all wept, and wept loudly. People flocked from all parts of the Princi- pality to hear this divine; they came from such remote places as Anglesea. Rowlands died in the month of October, 17S0, aged seventy seven years, fifty-three of which had been employed in tho work of the ministry. A proof of his continued affection to the church is afforded by tho following conversa- tion he had with his son a short time before his death:— I have been persecuted until I got quite tired, and you shall be persecuted still more, but stand by the Church by all means. You will not, perhaps, be repaid for doing eo, yet still stand by it-yea,, even unto death. There will be a great revival in the Church of England. This is an encouragement to I you to stand by it. The son said, Are you a prophet, father?—To this he answered, No, I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet'; but God has made this known to me on my knees. I shall not live to see it. Then the son asked, Shall I live to see it? He then put hia hand for a time over lik e(yes, and afterwards said, Yea, you may live to see it." *The year when Rowlands was t-jected ■ from the Church is not exaotly known. The Registrar of the diocese is silent on this head. (The above appeared in our first edition recently).
KIDWELLY. The Town Hall was crowded on Boxing night, when the Capel Sul Band of Hope Choir gave a performance of the musical drama, "The Rescue of Harry Grey." The piece was splendidly staged, and the various parts were well sustained. Mr. W. L. Wil- liams, as Harry Grey, was a decided suc- cess, and Miss Blodwen Davies, as Alice Grey, his wife, did her part very creditably. Mr. Evan Gravell and Miss Gretta Morgan, as Mr. and Mrs. Leith, were quite equal to their task. The part of the Rev. Howard Vane was taken by Mr. D. Jones, who made an ideal parson, while Miss Gretta Evans as Dora Vane, was vary good. Miss Sarah Beynon as Miss Sharpe showed histrionic and rnuaioal ability and Mr. Harry Harries played the part of Mr. Jinks with much suc- cess. The minor characters were also clever- ly impersonated, the chorus (conducted by Mr. W. J. Rees) had been well trained. Master Henry J. Owen was the accompanist. The Mayor, Mr. W. J. Loosmore, presided. The proceeds were devoted to the "Welcome Home Fund, which the Chairman an- nounced had already paid over £ 80 to the boys" who had been home from the fight- ing area Special praise is due to Mrs. D. Davies, Park House, who is heart and soul in the work of temperance. A repeat per- formance was given on Sunday evening. "Sir Arthur Pearson's anpeal on behalf of the Blinded Soldiers' Children Fund has met with a very satisfactory response locally. A total of £1<7 19s. 8d. was realised. The collection took the form of a Christmas table envelope appeal. After the opening of the envelopes, which took place on Saturday evening at the Castle School, the Mayor proposed a hearty vote of thanks to those who had assisted with the arrangements. Mr. Wm. Harries, seconded. Mr. H. E. Smart added a few words of congratulation and Mrs. Greenwood briefly responded. The funeral of the late Master Tom Bev- non, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Beynon, Muddlescwm, who passed away on the 14th ult., after an illness which necessi- tated an operation, took plaoe on the follow- ing Tuesday interment being in Carrnel t' Chapel burial ground, Burry Port. A short service. was conducted at the house by the Rev. W. C. Jenkins and the Rev. J. H. Rees, Carmel, who also officiated at the chapel, being assisted by the Rev. H. R. Jones (B), Kidwelly. The committal rites were performed by the Rev. W. C. Jenkins. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. DL Beynon (parents). Ei, Willie and Gwvnfor Beynon (sisters and brothers). Nurse Powlson, who had nursed the little fellow in his long illness; Mrs. Beynon. Brynmorfa (grandmother); Mr. Mervyn Beynon (uncle); Misses Bessie and Sarah Beynon (aunts); Mrs. Williams, Penyback; Mr. and Mrs. Beynon, Tynewydd (uncle and aunt): Messrs. Beynon Penallt (uncles); Mr. and Mrs. Beynon, Cilddewi, Llajion (uncle and aunt); Mrs. Thomas, Tymawr, Llansaint (aunt): Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Rogerley; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Park House; Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Castle Farm; Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Gardde; Mr. ?nd Mrs. Daviee, Mill Lands; and Mis. Beynon, Broadford (uncles and aunts); Mrs. Jones, Greenfield Cottage (aunt); Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Cwm Eynon (uncle and aunt); Mr. D. Beynon, Pontyates 'uncle): prtr. and Mrs. D Anthony, Llansaint (uncle and aunt). Beaiutiful uoral tributes were sent. The scholars of Kidwelly National School lined the road as the cortege passed the school en route to Burry Port. The family I have received numerous letters of sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Bevnon desire to thank their friends for the kind consideration shown them. The Mayor presided at a meeting of the Food Control Committee at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening. The Chairman re- ported having received complaints of but- chers charging higher prices for meat than those fixed by the committee. After dis- cussion it was resolved to issue notices in- structing aggrieved persons to lodge their complaints, either with the police rJ the secretary of the committee. The macinium price of butter was fixed at 2s. 6d. per lb. Two members were appointed to serve on the new Market Committee. The quietest Christmas on record. Such is the unanimous opinion regarding the 191 ¡. festival of peace and goodwill. Divine service was held in the Parish Church at 8. 10, and 11.30 a.m., but the time-honoured Plygain was discontinued. In the Morfte C.M. Chapel, however, the ancient servico was held in the early morning and was well attended, while in the evening, at the same place), addresses on Williams 'Pantycelyrc were delivered by the Rev. W. J. Arter an,j the Rev. E. J. Herbert. A number of our fighting lads were home for Christmas. Among them was Lieut. w J. Phillips, Wilts Regiment, who has not recovered from wounds sustained on the battlefield. He is the second son of Mrs. John Phillips, Oxford House, and a brother of Councillor Dd. Phillips. In his honour a social was given at the Morfa Chapel Vestry on Boxing night. There was a large attendance. The ladies had provided a nice spread, and a good programme of musio and recitations was gone through, the Rev. E. J. Herbert, pastor, presiding. Others home on leave included Lieut. Engineer- Commander M. O. Davies, son of Mrs. E. V. Davies, Riverside: Pte. Willie Lloyd. M.G.C., son of Mrs. John Lloyd, Gwen- draeth Town; Cadet Tudor Jones, son of Mrs. James Jones, Hillside; Corpl. W. E. Anthony, S.W. Borderers, eldest son of i n -^rs- J- G. Anthony Paris H°l'se. and 2nd A.M. Percy Jones, R.F.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Jones, Castle School. Tlic, three last-named are undergoing train- ing in the homeland. AMMANFORD. John Jenkins, bachelor, 41 years of age, lodging at Penrhiw House Penybank- road, was found to be dead on the side of the railway line between Tirydail and u-'1] -'011 Stations, near the Parke bridge, in the early morning of Sunday, tie w'as accompanied by John Jenkins, arn.e Mill, and tlie tv,-o men, a-fter con- suming a bottle of whiskv, slept for several ,Wherl Jeilk*n* a»-<k-e at 2 a.m. he ceased infill a"'V resP°nse from the de- x i anc* then wrent for assistance to t W kmfn to his Agings, as he foim^ A, 11911 aM>stance arrived it was V a" a I16 i_ma? ^lat^ been, tie -ad about t'm-tt AT* f on Tuesday, be- tnrneJi r* Icholas, the jury re- m- a V6r<h°t of dteath from alcoholic acrejeralte'! by exposure to the jfcc°rdance with the testimony of ^L,• tewart. David Main waring' (bro- C'r""l-r> sal1' tll« deceased was a regu- • oilier, m good health, and only some- t £ ]fS IT'S ^rijlk- J°hn Jenkinsf Parke seated that he and the deceased drank various t luora at three public-houses in Ammanford on Saturday night afterwards going homewards through the fields. De- ceased picked out of the hedge a bottle of ;sky ne had concealed there, and this ny a ^ril* under the railway bri3ge and ifIeepI> though the night was bitterly; cold. Witness, shivering all over awoke at 2 a.m., but, failed to get an djiswjjr from the deceased, who was later round to have been dead about three hours. Witness told the coroner that thev used generally to consume a bottle r JJ lsn,t much to drink these day8 » he added. "It was very much like water/' f.-v- L>. J. Griffiths said the witness Jel, kins was under the influence of drink and drowsy The Coroner commented that it tortunate there were not two inquests be held. s w Although missing from his ihome since i-hursday last, no trace has been found of John Daniels, aged 70, Brynhvfryd, Peny- bank. He had about £ 20 m his possession l- eil7. borne. The circumstances of his disappearance have caused a sensation in the district. A competitive concert at Ebenezer Unapel, in aid of the church's reception fund, drew into the arena some of the best talent in # West Wales, substantial money prizes being offered. Mrs. H. Pol land, Glanamman, was the president, and Mr. J. Lewis, J.P, Bryn Rhujg, conducted t'he proceedings. The music adjudicator was Mr. Arthur Davies, F.R.C.O., A.R.G.Y., Cwansea, and the recitations were adjudi- cated upon by Mr D. R. Griffiths (Amanwvi, Bettws- The harpist was Mr, Geo. Arfryn Thomas, L.L.C.M., and the 'accompanist, Mtf. J. Hai'ries-'l'homas, A.R.C.M.; secretaries, Meisers. E. D. Bassett and J. Phillips treasurer, Mr. Wm Davies. Awards:—Open champion solo (females): Madame Bessie Moms, Amman- ford. Open champion solo (males): Mr. Griff Williams, Ponthenry. Soprano or tenor solo: Mr. John Thomas, Dunvant. Contralto or baritone solo: Mr- Harry Roberts, Gorseinon Solo (under 16): Divi- ded between Miss Susie Williams, Glan- amman, and Master A. J. Wilkins, Am- manford. Penillion singing: 1, Mr. Thos. William Rees, Caerbi-yn; 2, Miss Eva. Co>oke, Gamiant. Cnid|f (recitation: Mir. John Bvans. Garnant. Recitation (under 16): Divided between Miss Dilys Thomas, Bettws, and' Miss Edith Williams, Ty- croes. The ohhir at the Brynamman eisteddfod; for an in mcmoriam"' poiem to Gwy- ddgrig, was won by Gwilym Myrddin, Bettws, out of eight competitors. The death ocurred on Monday of Mr. John Jones-Jenkiiis, Villiars-road, Am- manford, after a.* sever attack of pneu- nonia and pleurisy, and sympathy goes out to the family in their bereavement, which has come quickly after the death of & daughter. COTHI BRIDGE. Mr. T. Lewis, J.P., Brynglas, has with his usual custom extended his seasonable benevolencet to the deserving poor of Cothi Bridge and district, and the recipients aro most grateful to him for his great kind- ness. Mrs Maybery Williams, Pontypridd, distributed the gifts The many friends of Corpl. W. Lloyd, of Green Hall, Cothi Bridge, extended him a cordial welcome whilst on lerve from France, and were delighted to see him look- ing so well and fit. GORSLAS. On Saturday morning, at Moriah Chapel; Llanelly, a wedding of much interest took place, when Mr. Gwilym Lewis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Dugoed Farm, Drefach, was married to Miss Nellie Evans, youngest daughter of Mrs. Evans, Green, Cottage, Drefach. The bride was taste- fully attired in a tailor-made costlime of nitrger brown, with hat to match. Her niece Miss Sarah Ann Davies). who wore a brown costume, accompanied her as brides- maid. The best man was Mr. Tom Lewis, the bridegroom's brother. Breakfast was partaken of at. the bride's sister's home. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Lewis motored to the bride's home. The pre- sents were numerous and oostly. At Ebenezer, Crwbin, the Sunday School held its annual "cymanfia" on Christmas, day, when they were catechised by ttia ReV. J. T. Gregory, Peniel.