Lieut. General Sir James ITills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday last Tuasday, and the heartiest good wishes of thousands of friends in South Wales are extended to him and to Lady Hills-Johnes. The gallant general is one of the most energetic war workers in the country, and seems to grow more active •with the advance of years. Amongst the many messages of congratulations received hv him was one from the Carmarthen Troop 10f Boy Scouts at the front and at home, 'Of Which he is honorary colonel. The engagement is announced betwfeen Ernest Llewellyn Davies, lieutenant, In- dia Army (late Royal Welsh Fusiliers), son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Davies, Tanyfron Villa, Aberayron, Cardiganshire, and Joan Marjorie, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Ensor, Clandon, Dorchester. THE TALK 18:- Have you notified your change of address? That Llaridilo Rural Council have Shown a sound example to many public bodies by giving preference to a discharged soldier ■When appointing a fuel inspector last week. That if the milk vendors of Carmarthen will not agree to the proposals of the new Roa4 Transport Committee certain mem- bers of the latter will MAKE THEM do so! That the organisers of a discharged "sol- diers and sailons' literary and debating society, formed at a certain place of worship at Carmarthen for the purpose of assisting the religious studies of returned heroes. have had cold water thrown upon them by certain of the members, who will not con- sent to joining up their own society with the other. That they ask: "Are discharged sailors and soldiers going to teach us and discultrs with us what religion is?" f That the answer is emphatically "Yes' That it is hoped the Carmarthen allot- ment holders will agree with and act upon the hint thrown out bv Mr. Collier. That it is sad to think that through the indifference of the nation, Jack Tar only gets a little over lib. of vegetables a week. That there has been collected on the Moor of Penboyr and Cilrhedyn worth over £100 of wimberries (lljjsiau duon bach) by ladies of the district. That residents of the larger Welsh towns should watch reports of reception concerts given in rural parts to their gallant sons home on leave from the war—Llanpump- saint for instance, over B50 collected in a wek! That the entries for! the Carmarthen and District Allotments' Association Show close cn Monday next. ->
Schoolboy's Bravery. John Blagdon Richards (16), St. David's, a public school boy, who bravely went to the assistance 0" the late Mrs. Randcock wife of Mr. H. H. Handcock, Victoria-road, Penarth, who was drowned on Friday while bathing at St. David's, Pembroke, was a son of the late Dr. Blagdon-Richards, Swansea, and a nephew of Aid. H. E. Blagdon-Richards, Castle House. St. Peter's Boy's Promotion.—Hie many friends will be delighted to learn that Mr. J. H. Thomas, eldest son of Mr. James Thomas, of Brynhyfryd, Waterloo-terrace, has been appointed to an important post on the survey- staff of the Marine Depart- ment of the Dominion of Canada. His duties will consist chiefly of inspecting equipment of the steamers now being built for the service of the Canadian Govern- ment. He was formerly for over 20 years on the survey staff of the Board of Trade at Belfast. Old College School.—There are a few riaiuisterialj3 still available at the Old Col- lege School. Some discharged soldiers and some exempted physically unfit to join the ai *iy. G.h»iclics i»- nar.a d £ prtucbora may be supplied on application to the Rev. J. B Thomas, headmaster of the institution. For particulars see advertising columns. Tide Table.—The following are the tide times for the coming week:— Morning. Afternoon. Time. Height. Time. Height. Friday 6.51 21.5 7.11 22.0 Saturday. 7.31 fc.7 7.53 23.2 Sunday 8.14 22.6 8.37 22.0 Mpnday 8.58 21.4 9.18 20.10 Tuesday. 9.40 20.2 '10.4 19.8 Wednesday 10.24 19.0 10.53 18.6 Thursday 11.17 17.9 11.58 17.0 Rural. Food Committee.—Mr. D E. Stephens, Llanarthney, presided at a meet- in of Carmarthen Rural District Food' Committee on Saturday- The Divisional Food Commissioner wrote that a further supply of sugar for fruit-preserving had' been received and 15 cwts. had been allo- cated for distribution in Carmarthen and rural area among- persons who have fruit of their s>wn growing and have not received any previous supply this year. Mr. Weaks, Llanstephan: It is a pity it was not distri- buted, when there was plenty of soft fruit available. At the Y.M^C.A.—A splendid recital was given at the "Y.M." on Friday evening by the Rev. Jos. Gay, London. The concert room was crowded with soldiers, who were afforded a high-class entertainment. Mr. Gay portrayed characters from Shakespeare, Dickens, etc., with remarkable skill, and was heartily applauded by the audience. Solos were given by Miss Annie .Daviee, Pioneer H. J. Fearis, R.E., and Mr. Brin- ley Jones. The new piano which was re- cently given to the Y.M.C.A. by Lady Owen Philipps, was used for the first time at this entertainment and was much admired. The usual musical. circle was held on Sun- day evening, over which Mr. D. D. Harries, Dcri, presided. Solos were sung by Miss Jones, Treorchy, who is going out to Cen- tral Africa as a' missionary, and Miss L. Davies, Glyncorrwg. Mr. Dd. Roderick conducted the singing and Miss Olwen Hop- kins was the accompanist. Wleeleyan Minister's Valedictory.—The Rev. Vincent Taylor, B.D., who has com- pleted four years as minister of the English Wesleyan Church and is now leaving for Bath, preached farewell sermons at the church on Sunday. He thanked one and all for the kindly treatment he had always re- ceived by the members of the church, and wished them the greatest success in the future. During his stay at Carmarthen Mr. Taylor has established a reputation in the town as an able preacher, and his departure is regretted by the churches of the town. His successor is the Rev. Ernest Fitch.— The Rev. Rhys T. Williams, minister of the Welsh Wesleyan Church, who is leaving for North Wales, also preached his valedictory sermon on Sunday evening. At the close ot the service several of the deacons spoke in appreciative terms of Mr. Williams' minis- try and conveyed their best wishes for his future welfare. Mr. Williams is followed by the Rev. J. Rees Davies, Cardiff. Memorial Service.—On Sunday evening last, at Christ Church, an impressive memo- rial service was held to Capt. W. H. Lloyd, M.B., B.Sc. (London), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., elder son of Mr. Walter Lloyd,. J.P., and Mrs. Lloyd, Lammas-street, who was killed in action in France on Sunday, August 4th. There was, a large congregation at the church. The service commenced 'with the singing of the National Anthem, after which the Burial Service was read by the former vicar, Rev. Griffith Thomas, now vicar of Llangyfelach. The Rev. W. L. Footman, St. David's College School, Lam- peter, read the service. Psalm xxxix. was chanted and the hymns, Jesu, Lover of my Soul and "Fight the Good Fight," feelingly sung.. The sermon- was delivered hy the Rev. Griffith Thomas, who referred in sympathetic terms to the loss sustained by the bereaved family. He said that the deceased officer had proved himself to be very efficient and conscientious in the per- formance of his duties, and it was gad to think that on the threshold of a promising career, his life had been cut short. During the sermon the rev. gentleman read out a beautiful prayer which was found in the deceased officer s Prayer Book and which had evidently been cut out by him from somewhere. Peace, Perfect Peace" was sung, and the organist, Sergt. C. W. Wil- ford, A.S.C., then gave a beautiful render- ing of "0 Rest In the Lord," the congrega- tion reverently kneeling. The Rev. Waldo Lewis, B.A., pastor of Penuel Baptist Church, has declined the call from Edrington English Baptist Church, near Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony, of Cil- veithy, Kidwelly, beg to announce that the marriage of their fourth daughter, Clarice Mary, to Mr. Ivar Lundborg (of London) will take place at Christ Church, Woburn- square, W.C., on Tuesday, 3rd September, 1918, at 12 o'clock. (253 Mr. W. St. D. Jenkins, who is well knoiwn in South Wales coal trade circles, he having been in charge of the coal supplies'* for the Admiralty and Allied Governments, ha43 been made an Officer of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his services to the French Government. He is the son of Mr. W. Jenkins, formerly jeweller at Guildhall-square, Carmarthen. An Organ Recital will be given at St. Peter's Church, at 8 p.m., on Sunday next 1 v the eminent London organist, Dr. J. Warriner, Fellow oj the Trinity College of Music. Dr. Warriner ranks among the finest organists in the kingdom, and his recital will provide a musical treat which should not be missed. The Lyric. "Dick Carson Wins Through" is the star picture at the Lyrio for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week. This is' a magnificent drama full of thrills produced by Henry Edwards, the popular American cinema actor. The author himself and Chrissie White are the chief characters, and the picture is a splendid one from start to finish. Pathe Gazette and other films will also. be shown. On Thursday, Fnday, and Saturday a masterly screen version of the famous Drury Lane drama, "The Whip," will be shown. This is a film worthy to rank among the triumphs of the screen, de- stined to carry the interest to millions who revel in a sporting theme. The great race and the train smash are masterly features .of this wonderful film. My Four Years in Germany will also be shown. The Empire.—For Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the coming week The Ciga- rette Girl" is the picture which tops the bill at the Empire. It is an intensely in- teresting one throughout. Episode 10 of The Neglected Wife will also be shown. A special picture, entitled "The Love that Lasts," in connection with the National Egg Collection for the wounded, will also be shown, and a collection will be made on behalf of the fund. For Thursday, Friday, and Saturday "The Woman who did" will be screened, another famous picture, toge- ther with the third episode of "The Fatal Ring" and the latest war pictures.
Local Weddings WILLIAMS-BRYAN. On August 4th, at St. Saviour's Church, Forest Hill, London, by the Rev. — Leek (vicar), Air Mechanic Richard James (Jimi Williams, Royal Air Force, eldest son of Mr. David Williams, butcher, Richmond- terrace, Carmarthen, was married to Mar- garet E. Bryan, Royal Air Force, third daughter of Mr. W. Bryan, Peplow, Shrop- shire. The bride was given away by Mr. W. Wood, and was prettily attired in a dress' of white embroidered silk, with hat to match, and carried a sheaf of flowers of the Air Force colours and a Prayer Book pre- sented to her by the Y.M.A.A.C. Unit ad- ministrator. ThN bridwunairla wore Miss Wood and Miss James, members of the R.A.F. The best man was A.M. B. Sander- son, R.A.F. During the ceremony several aeroplanes flew over the church. The wed- ding breakfast was partaken of at 6, Mal- ham-road, Forest Hill. Later in the day the bride and bridegroom left for Rhyl for the honeymoon. The bridegroom has been in the Army since the beginning of the war, and went through the Dardanelles cam- paign, and served for a considerable time in the East. He was discharged, being a time-expired man, and then worked on munitions for some time. He subsequently joined the R.F.C. PRITCHARD—DAVIES. A quiet wedding owing to the recent death of the bride's mother took place at Christ Church, Blakenall, on the 12th inst., when Captain Gwynedd W. L. Pritchard, 20th Manchesters, youngest son of Mr. W. Jones Pritchard, headmaster of Blakenhall School, was married to Miss Gertie M. Davies, only daughter of the late Mrs. S. Davies, The Blue Boar Hotel, Water-street, Carmarthen. In the absence of the vicar, the Rev. J. C. Hamilton (vicar of Bloxwich) officiated. The bride was given away by Mr. W. J. Pritchard, and wore a dress of white crepe-de-chene with, a bridal veil" of embroidered Brussels lace, and carried a shower bouquet. She was attended by a five-year-old bridesmaid, Miss Sally Perry, dressed in white and carrying a bouquet of pink (tarnations, and Master Harvey Open- shaw, of Manchester, in naval' costume. Mr. Harvey Perry was the best man, and Mrs. Charles Pritchard waited upon the bride. The Wedding March was played by the bridegroom's mother. The honeymoon was spent at Birmingham.
Local Obituary MR. W. H. THOMAS. A well-known and highly esteemed inhabi- tant of the town passed away on Sunday at Avon, JU, The Avenue, in the. person of Mr. Wm. Henry Thomas. Deceased gentleman, who was 58 years of age, had been ailing for a considerable time. Up to his retire- ment somfc months ago, he was G.W.R. goods agent at Carmarthen for 18 years, and as such had won for himself the highest admiration and respect of a very large number of friends, amongst whom he was T.popula,r- Previous to that he was G.W.R. goods agent at Llanelly Dock Sta- tion, of which town he was a native. He was a member of Zipn Presbyterian Church. ^tle is survived by a widow, two daughters, and four sons, three of whom are in the Army. The deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday) at the Box Ceme- tery, anelly, the cortege arriving at Sandybridge, Llanelly, at 12 o'clock.
Church Army Huts GENEROUS START FOR "JOURNAL" ^Ze.haVe.8trart,ed 'fund in support of that department of the Church Army which pro- vides the famous huts for our army in hlr "fu ? elsewhere. Readers will remem- W»™, °tn(lu n m,06t c°mmentable ? £ the German "push" in March Oh, A e comPITete loss of a number of PZ t? Jmy. HutV those splendidly equipped structures which have plaved so prominent a part in providing home com- a»d, entertainments for our gallant e lows at the Front. Each of these huts, we oeneve costs several hundred pounds, and to replace them that superb organisation, sadw i frr^X.' 13 findinS its resources sadly strained The need for these huts is thfau u '9hurch Armv have faced the difficulty bravely. Who will help them? The gentlemen named below have sub- scribed a guinea eySt, and any further donations sent to us will be forwarded im- SdSd fT vu'ChiU1i?h Arm'r and aoknow- eumJl k lowing is the list of guinea subscribersMessrs. D. Howell Thomas, D. Bradbury Jones, W. V. Howell Thomas Llewellyn Arthur, J. O. Morgan TVhAlTr' i James Davies (Lcheldiri D J. Davies (King-street), W Williams dentist) Percy Thomas, E. Jones (Greenbank), W. Ward Thomas (Abergwili).
;■ I" th^n ifv1Said- that eg?-a are dearer in Carmar- then than m any otier part of the country. «
Premier and Carmarthen ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIS VISIT. TOWN COUNCIL AND TRANSPORT SCHEME. At a meeting of the Town Council on Wednesday evening, the Mayor (Ald. W. Evans) in the chair, an invitation from the Discharged Sailors and Soldiers' Association to the Mayor and Corporation to attend a memorial service for local soldiers who have fallen in the war was accepted. The service will be held at the Guildhall on the evening of the 5th September. With regard to the Prime Minister's forthcoming visit to receive the freedom df the borough, it was stated Mr. Lloyd George was expected during the second week in October, but no official assurance had as yet been received.—After some discussion, it was decided to present the script confer- ring the freedom, in portfolio, and that the cost of the portfolio be raised by subscrip- tion among the Council; that invitations to the ceremony be confined to the Corpora- tion officials, magistrates, and their ladies, for whom seats will be reserved, and that the body of the Guildhall be cpen to the public.—Mr. W. Dunn Williams suggested a ing the discussion that it would be ad- visable to invite the ministers and clergy of the town.—Rev* Fuller Mills: How many of* them are pacifists?—Aid. L. D. Thomas said it would be a graceful act on their part to invite the clergy and ministers, but that would open a wide door, and it would be difficult to draw the line. Mr. David Williams moved that the Council make a strong protest against the actiop of the Road Transport Department in interfering with the method of milk distribution. The milk sellers said that if the proposed system .of dividing the town into districts was enforced, they would re- fuse to deliver milk. No one had any power to compel delivery and all that could be done in that event was to commandeer the supplies and dole the milk out at a depot. "Is it possible to imagine a bigger farce than that in order that 2J retailers should save an hour a day^ three thousand families should be compelled to stand in queues wasting hours every day." The late Lord Rhondda. strove to abolish queues but now with a depot it would be worse than ever. Customers had no voice in the matter, and it was, a "great interference with the trade. "This is nothing but Prus- sianism of the worst kind," he added. He moved that a protest be sent to the Chief Transport Officer, the Food Controller, and the Local Government Board, and that it be urged upon the latter the evils that would arise from children standing in queues if the town Irad to resort to a milk .depot.—Mr. Dunn Williams seconded.—The Town Clerk (Mr. H. Brunei White said they knew nothing officially of the scheme as prepared by the Transport Committee.— Mr. George James .said the scheme was an endeavour to avoid overlapping, and it was already at work in Llanelly. There were as many as five milk carts running into one street every linoriling. A similar scheme would be in operation for bread dis- tribution shortly. Even if Carmarthen was a .small town the principle of transport saving would have to be applied just the same as in other places.—Rev. Fuller Mills iagreed it was only an attempt to deal with overlapping. He had seen two milk carts t the same doqj.—'The resolution was carrled. x
I#i Milk Distribution in Carmarthen FOOD COMMITTEE PROTEST AGAINST NEW SCHEME. At Carmarthen Borough Food Committee on Monday evening-, Aid. John Lewis pre- siding, Mr. W. Dunn Williams called atten-' tion to what he described as a serious matter. An attempt was being made by the Road Transport Department to divide tho town into sections or districts for the purpose of milk distribution, which meant that people delivering milk would have a certain area^ allocated to them, and tke reason adduced for such a sciiieme was economy of. transport. He did not believe it would result in economy. Further, he considered it was not right and fair that arrangements between milk sellers and cus- tomers should be done away with by the stroke of the pen: Under the proposed scheme a seller must supply a certain street Whether he cared to have the custom of those people or not, and customers would have to take their supplies from one particu- lar vendor regardless of whether they liked the man or his milk. If the scheme was adopted some of the milkmen threatened to give up the business, and that would create a fericus situation for the Food Committee. The Transport department might say that in that event milk depots would be set up. Well, it will be a fine sight," said Mr. Williams, "to see one mem- ber of every, household in the town turning out before breakfast every morning to fetch their supply from the depots. The same thing will happen in the evening, so we shall have one of each household con- tinually on the march." Whatever economy in transport was affected-if any-it would not be commensurate with the disturbance of the whole community which would re- sult from the system. That evidently had not been considered by the Transport Com- mittee. He moved a resolution that the Food Committee view with grave anxiety ihe intention of the Transport Department to interfere with the prctsent arrangement of milk distribution in the town; that the proposed scheme would cause great unplea- santness through the breaking up of many old connections between vendors and cus- tomers, and result in complications, with no commensurate advantages. Further, what- ever saving in transport and time would be effected wais not sufficient to justify the disturbance to the public Mr. W. J. Martin seconded, and said the change would lead to no saving of transport. Rev. Fuller Mills-Have they really come to a decision In the matter? If not it is useless for us to discuss it to-night. Mr. Dunn Wflliam-They have been torct they must do it. V Mr. David Williams did not think the scheme was required in a small town like Carmarthen. It would be better to stop some of the carts coming in from the country. t Mr. Martin—They ought to curtail the traffic going to the station in the morning. If they wore to get one big waggon to col- lect the milk from the farms they would -save many horses as well as labour. Mr. *.tvid Williams suggested transport economy might be effected in the method of meat distribution by getting .(local needs supplied from local marts. The resolution was carried unanimously. When a. registered customer asked per- mission to transfer from one grocer to ano- ther because she "cduldt not get her sugar and bacon,5' Mr. Dunn' Williams said the customer complained of the worry caused to her by being referred from; one to the other at the ahoip when she asked for her supplies. Mr. Martin said they ought to take up a matter of this kind with the grocer. He moved that.. Rev Fuller ?.Tills— We have been .doing too much of this meddling. Let us agree to the transfer. g It was decided to write the grocer for an explanation.
CONWIL. Mr. David Jones Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Evans, Derwydd, Conwil Elfed, who was a schoolmaster m London, has re- cently been promoted assistant foreman in the Exploder and Shell Filling Section in a large munition works.
Carmarthen Borough Tribunal N S.R. AND VOLUNTEER CONDITION. The borough tribunal met at the Guildhall on Friday evening, when there were present —Aid. John Lewis, 0 B.E. (chairman), Rev. A. Fuller Mills, Aid. W. Spurrell, Mr. John Davies, and the Clerk (Mr. W. Price Williams). The Carmarthen Farmers' Co-operative Society made application for the further exemption of Daniel James, of Pentre- meurig RdaJ, aged 39, Grade 1, married with nine children, employed by them as storeman.—Mr. J. J. Bowen, secretary ot the society, said all the single men had gone into the Army. They had also lost ano- ther storeman whom they were unable to .S replace.—Lieut. Yorwerth, N.S.R.: Did you apply for any of your managen?-Yes, one at St. Clears.—Lieut. Yorwerth: Your managers are all indispensable, are they not (laughter).—Six months on occupation and domeitic grounds The Society also applied for renewal n the case of W. G. A [organ, aged 23, married and two children. Grade 3, a clerk at the stores.—Rev. Fuller Mills (to Mr. Bowen): H;i,ve you any lady clerks?—Na, The ac- commodation is not very good there.—Mr. Mills: They will! go anywhere now.—Three months —Mr.- J. Wall is-Jones appeared for the society m both cases. Phillip Davies, Tynewydd, Travellers' Rest, aged 4b, Grade 1, appealed for by the Carmarthenshire Hunt; was said to be in sole charge of 18 couples of hounds.—Lieut. Yorwerth: Do you know the name ot everyone of them (laughter).—Yes, every one.—Three months. Ald. L. D. Thomas, Priory-street, aged 50, Grade 2, married with two children, corn, flour and provision merchant, claimed thujt as proprietor of a grocery business he was under a recent order entitled to exemp- tion from military service and from V.T.C. drills. He also stated that a large propor- tion of his leisure time was devoted to work of a public character.—Dieut. YoAwerth. maintained that applicant was liable to join the V.T.C. unless the Tribunal decided otherwise. He was going to ask the Tri- bunal to review all cases of men exempted up to date who had not joined the Volun. teers.—Aid. Thomas: If exempted under this Order, I shall be exempt from all forms of service.—Aid. Spurrell: The law says every man exempted from Aimy ser- vice must join the Volunteers.—Six months, and also exempted from Volunteers. Councillor George James asked for a re- newal of the certificate for his son, S. G. James, aged 34, Grade 3, and single, the only baker employed by him- He pro- duced correspondence from the Divisional Food Commissioner relating to the ca--e.- Six months. REVISION CASES. Mr W. J. Wallis-Jones appeared for W. G. Gibson, aged 38, Grade 1, in charge of the plumbing and gasfitting works at the Joint Countings' Mental Hospital. The h->spital, it was stated, had its own gas and water supply.—Six months. Mr. Wallis-Jones also applied for the ex- emption of Thomas Dobson, aged 34, Grade 3, upholsterer .at the same institution.—Six months. George Jones, Pondside. Johnetown, aged 42, Grade 2, married with six children, em- ployed as engine-driver at Carmarthen Electricity Supply Station, was appealed for •fajoAtirr -JBcot- J. P., on behalf of thtS- Electric Comany.—Sis months, and exemp-' tion ftom Volunteers. 'Thomas dairies, 64, St. Catherine-street, aged 41, Grade 1, three children, clog- maker.—Six months. Albert Davies, 2, Mill street, agjedj 39, Grade 3, married, and seven children, stono Diasoii.-Six months. Benjamin Francis, 9, Barn-road.-Ad- journed. Daniel Lewis, Wood's-row-Adjourned. PRIVATE CJteES. The following cases were heard in private: -H.F. Davies, 91, Lammas-street, aged 50, Grade 2; six months. A. J. C. Harvey, 54, King-street, aged 47, Grade 2; six months. H. C. Lloyd, 19, Bridge-street, Grade 3; six months. T. Ll. Arthur, Priory-street, aged 40, Grade 1; previous decision confirmed. W. H. Phillips, Lammas street, aged 46; Grade 2; previous decision confirmed. W. N. Evans, Penllwyn Park, aged 46, Grade 2; six months. C V. Morris, solicitor, aged 36, Gra,de 2; six months.
Ammanford Police Court Held on Monday, August 19th, before Mr. A. E. DuBuisson (in the chair), Mr. W. J. Williams, and Mr. Tom Morris.— Iveni Bondy, of Pantyffynon, was charged with having moved from Ammanford to Llanelly on the 27th ult. without reporting, her departure.—Inspector Davies proved the case.—The Bench imposed a fine of IDe, inclusive. ABSENTEES. Mr. Pilgrim Morris, representing M.N.S., reported he. had had a conversation with Mr Samuel Griffiths, and he understood that Luther Griffiths had joined us. He therefore withdrew the case. John Aneurin Jones, Capel Hendre, was charged with being an absentee. He was a, theological student at St. David's College, Lampeter, and tnought he was exempt, so had put in no appeal. Since then he had- married a'young woman at Gorslas who wat. the tenant of a farm. and he had been engaged in farm work. The case had been adjourned to sed if the Director of National Service would allow him to put in a be- lated appeal, but that authority now wrote he could not do so.—The defendant was accordingly handed over for a military escort. Two colliers, Wm. John Rees and Alex. Lloyd, engaged at Caerbryn Colliery, were charged with being absentees. The check- weigher said that under the quota system the young men agreed to go as required voluntarily, and the colliery had really sup- plied two men mbre than the quota.—The cases were. adjourned for inquiries to be made, and other summonses w-ere suspended. Emrys Tiihothy, 3, pV Springfield-terrace, Garnant, whose case wu adjourned at a 'previous oourt with the object otf ascer- taining whether the exemption granted to Mr. Rainford, an employee at Ammanford Colliery, still hold good. Mr. Robert Thomas, secretary of the Workmen's Com- mittee, reported having had a conversation with Major Roberts, of Cardiff. Major Roberts agred to withhold proceedings for a week, provided the man required was supplied within that time. He (Mr. Thomas) undertook to do so, and he asked their worships to allow Mr. Timothy, who is not included in the colliery quota, to take part in the ballot to take place at the colliery during the present week.—Mr. Pilgrim Morris submitted that in a state- ment which was made by Captain Tre- goning before that court recently the Mili- tary Authorities had a right to go outside the quota.—Mr. R. Thomas replied that that right was never acknowledged.—The Bench decided to remand Mr. Timothy for a week on the usual bail of 240. ASSAULT. Walter Elliott (55), Ceidrim-road, Glan- amman, lampman at Gellyceidrim Colliery, was charged with indecently assaulting a girl!, 13 years of age. Mr, T. C. Hurley,' Llandilo, prosecuted, and Mr. D. Griffiths Lewis, Garnant, defended.—On the 4th August P.S. Rchards saw defendant at his lodgings, and charged him with the offence Lf a alleged against him. He made a long statement of denial, and said the child's father came on and "knocked him down, kioked him on the ground, so that he was unable to move for over three hours. De- fendant, who is a married man, pleaded not guilty, but elected to be dealt with that day.—After a lengthy hearing the magis- trates retired.-The Bench committed him to prison for two months with hard labour.
j Carmarthen Teachers' Salaries BOROUGH EDUCATION COMMITTEE RECEIVE DEPUTATION DEMAS FORMULATED. Representatives of the teachers met the Carmarthen Borough Education Committee in conference at the Guildhall on Tuesday evening to discuss the salaries" question. The Rev. D. J. Thomas presided, and the teachens were represen- ted by Miss Phiilips, Cardiff, member of the executive of the National Union of Teachers, and local teachers. At the outset there was a discussion whether the proceedings should be cpen to the Press, and eventually it was decided the Press representatives should remain.—Mi-ss Phillips, in the course of some pralimuiary remarks, said factis that bad gone to prove the wisdom of that Com- mittee were that the standard of efficiency maintained in the borough- was such that they were entitled to the full supplementary grant, and that they had distributed the whole of that grant in the' most reqjuneia- .tive way possible,—in increasing teachers' salaries. Proceeding, Miss Phillips said that since the Committee made the last pro- visional advance in salaries about a year ago almost .every authority iad granted substantial increases. She now asked them to grant again <a definite and substantial advance, fcjhe was not asking for anything that was unreasonable, certainly nothing that was impossible—only, sometliiing that was very possible. She did not put before them the scale of the National Union of Teaohers, not because they did not consider that scale fair, reasonable, and practical from a national- point of view. That scale would mean multiplying by three in most cases, because the maximum of the head- master was £ 550, that,.of the headmistress B600, class master something like B350, and for class mistresses JB500. The scale she presented, however, she would call an inter- mediate le, which was not by any means iso high as that operating in other areas- I not even that of the county of Pembroke. She suggested that instead of four groups for head teachers there should be three, apd that the maxima for headmasters should be as follows:—Group 1. (average attendance of anything between 50 and 108.), £ 280; Group 2 (average attendance between 100 and 200), £ 320. The borough had only two schools in that group. Group 3 (average of more than 200, of which there is only one in the borough), £ 350. The groups for headmistresses should be the same, the maximum in group one being fixed at JS250 and in Group 2 at JS260. There was no third group, because there was no girls' school with an average atten- dance over 200. In the case of certificated class teachers she asked that the maxima be £250 and 2200 respectively tor masters and mistresses. She asked for the same maximum for trained and untrained teachers. She further asked the Committee to augment the substantial provisional ad- vance made last year by v rig this year a substantial "carrying on"' amount, and that that be allocated a? i ;,low:— £ 20 flat rate and £ 2 for every year of service up to a maximum of 20 years.—The Chairman asked whether the .sums mentioned were to be taken into consideration when the new scale was fixed or separate from the pro- posed scale.—Miss Phillips: Absolutely separate. The "carrying over" is the in- crease I, should like to be made this year. 1 'She explained the increase mea\it £ 22 ty £ 25 to «ach teacher on an average, which would co3t the Committee about £ 400, or a little over a 2d. rate.—The Chairman: A twopenny rate brings in £ 320.—Rev. W. D. Rowlands remarked it would mean doubling what they gave last year.—Miss Phillips: Very nearly, but not quite. It would be mostly payable to teachers of long service; it would not help those of very short ser- vice very much. She added that next year the Committee's supplementary grant of £ .1,000 would be increased to £ 1,200. If they spent £ 500 out of rates, they would .in two years hence have £ 300 returned by way of grants by the Government. They would have £ 1,200 plus three-fifths of the, amount they spent out of the rates. Therefore, it was obvious they would not have to in- crease the rates two years hence as the grant' was accumulating.—Rev. Fuller Mills: Can you assure us that the teachers will make no further derrmd?—Miss Phil- lips said the scale would last for such a number of yeiars and the supplementary grant would keep on growing that there could not be another dentind for a large number of years at any- rate.—The Chair- man pointed out there was no assurance that the supplementary grant was going to be permanent. The Government might say that it was getting too high. for our national resources, and that they must stop it.—Miss Phillips replied she had made in- (quiries in high quarters, and was assured that the grant would be continued for a considerable time.—Rev. W. D. Rowlands tasked whether there was any likelihood of the Committee being again called upon to come up to the National Union scale.—Miss Phillips said she could not answer for the future. The scale she now presented would govern for a, number of years. Further questions having been replied to the depu- tation was thanked by the Chairman, and Mr. F. Hardaker responded.—The Com- mittee decided to consider the demands at the September meeting.
BEAUTIFUL LOVING CUP FOR A SHORT STORY ON THE WAR. Jamls J. Davies, president of the Pitts- burgh Eisteddfod Association, who recently returned from a visit to the Allied fronts in both France and Italy, offers a magnificent Loving Cup for a Short War Story depict- ing the activities of the Welsh in the present world-wide struggle. Mr. Davies s prompted to make this offer as a means for remedying the negligence of chroniclers in reporting the valorous deeds of the Welsh on- Europe's bloody battlefields. This negligence is attributed to the fact that the Welsh troops were not accompanied by special ohoniolers or newspaper writers, as were other nationalities, such as the Cana- dians. the Australians, the New Zealanders, the English and the Scots. With a view of prompting someone, to narrate in ccincise and readable form the history of some battle in which Welsh troops participated, or any event incidental to the war in which a Welsh soldier displayed signal bravery, thia beautiful cup is offered for a short story not exceeding two thousand words, the winning story to be published in "The Druid." Contestants are accorded every latitude in this competition, the only res- trictions governing it being the closing date—September 30, and limit of words- two thousand. TAey are privileged to pen. the story as a. Historical narrative or to submit the same in tlhe form of a war romance with Welsh characters. The ad- judicators who will pass upon the merits of the stories submitted will be announced in the next issue. Address all stories to Editor of "The Druid," 2117, Farmers Bank Building, Pittsburgh, Pa.
ABERGORLECH.. The new Vicar, the Rev. J. J. Lewis, L.D., was made the recipient of some very find gifts by the Churchpeople of Cockett,: St. Peter, near Swansea, where Mr. Lewis had served as curate for over five years-a fine dining-room clock in antique oak with a purse of money from the Churchpeople in general, and a case of spoons from the Band of Hope, and a canteen of cutlery from the English Sunday School. Dr. Peter McRitchie presided, supported by the Vicar, the Rev. J. W. Jones, M.A. Mrs. Lewis was also presented with a gift by the Ladies' Sewing Guild, of which she was the vice-president.
Carmarthen County Petty Sessions KIDWELLY COLLIERS FINED FOR TRESPASSING. Mr. D W. Drummond presided at the Ca County Petty Sessions on i SatuiflcujLjEMIO there were also present: Rev. R. H. Major Dowdesweil. Aid. H. L..B. Bkrfhttards, Mr. J. Lloyd Thomas (Ferryside), and the Mayor (Aid William Evans3. Samuel Williams, Victoria House, Church- ntreet, Lran;,tephan, collier was summoned for having been drunk at the Square, Llan- stephan.— Evidence was given by P.C. D. Davies. and defendant was fitned 10s. Thomas Cole and Walter Cole, Water- street, and Gwilym Thomas, Ferry-road, Kidwelly, were summoned for trespassing in pursuit of rabbits on land in ihe occupa- tion of Mr. Peter Beynon, Penrallt Farm, St. Ishmaelt,—Mr.. W. J. Wallis-Jones, solicitor, appeared to prosecute, and stated that Mr Beynon saw the defendants, ae- connpanied by dogs, in a field on his farm. They afterwards proceeded onwards and crossed the railwdty. He met them at the "Burrows," and asked them for an ex- planation Thumas Cole said he did not believe he was doing any harm. and Mr. Beynon replied he had no excuse as he had warned him once before. Gwilym Thomas said they were under the water line. Mr. Beynon, however, would say that the tide had never I-eeii seen over that part for at least 20 years. On Thursday last Walter Cole, accompanied by his grandfather, called to see prosecutor. The grandfather said the boy was sorry. He had been ill, and Was going for a walk when he met the other men. Prosecutor gave evidence, and added that at one time lie used to catch 700 and 800- rabbits on the farm every year, but now he could not employ a rabbit catcher because poachers took away the rabbits and the traps. He had lost as many as 26 traps in one night. If he jvere properly protected, against poachers he would get' all rabbits as before He made no suggestion against the present defendants. The defence was that there had been no trespassing on the farm. They were simply on land below the water mark. The high tide came up to that point. Defendants were fined 25s. each.
H — Carmarthen Deaf and Dumb Man FINED AT LLANELLY. Two munition workers were summoned at Llanelly Police Court on Wednesday in last week for being in possession of a match and tobacco respectively at a munition factory. Defendants were Sidney Phillips, 42, St. Catherine-street, Carmarthen, and John Anthony Davies, 4, Gwscwm Road, Burrv Port. In the first case it transpired that the de- fendant was deaf and dumb, and it looked as if the Court was in a quandary in conse- quence, but the Presiding Magistrate (Mr. David Williams) was able to 'explain the 'charge to the defendant by me arte of the deaf and dumb language. Defendant, in a written statement to the bench, stated that he had been tV life-long non-smoker, and was greatly surprised when the match was found in his possesion. He casd it>atch&5 viiat morning before 'leaving the house to light the gas stove in order t>o yrepare-his breakfast, and must have placed one in his pocket while in a liuvry to catch the train. A fine of JC3 was imosed. In the case of John Anthony Davies, de- fendant stated that he only had about half- an-inch qf twist tobacco which he took with him as he was suffering from neuralgia. him as He was suffering from neuralgia. A special constable spoke to seeing de- fendant. chewing tobacco, and upon search- ing him found a piece of twist tobacco in his pocket. Davies was fined £ 2.
Property Sales CARMARTHENSHIRE FARM SOLD FOR 23,W. Messrs. John Francis and Son c,ITued at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Cs-marthen, on Saturday, the freehold farm of Bwchgwyn, situate about 1 miles from Llanp-impsaint railway station, containing homestead and 109a. 3r. 32p., occupied by Mr. J. Thomas. The lot was Isold to ivlr. Iohn Thomas, Lleine, Conwil, for £ 3,f>50, with £ 20 for timber. The solicitors were Messrs. Walters and Williams, Carmarthen. FREEHOLD FARMS SOLD AT LLANDOVERY. Mr. W. Morris, of II ess re. J. DaNies and Co., offered fo.r sale at the Co.stle Hotel, Llandovery, on Friday, Hryn-Betting Farm, Porthfrhyd- Llanwrda, freehold, 63 acres, and let at £ 22 per annum. Tne property I wc- was sold to Mr. D. Tones, Kidwelly,' for £ 800. Two freehold farms and lands, Cefn and Penrhiw, near Llandovery, l19 acres, let at JB120 per annum, were sold to Mr. Rees Evans, Panurnor, Llanddau6aint, for £ 3,000. The solicitors for Ire vendors were Mr. G. C. Porter, Llandilo, aril Mr. Thos. Glasbrook, Swansea.
Births, Marriages and Deaths. MARRIAGE. Pritchard—Davies. — At Christ Church, Blakenall, Bloxwich, on Monday, Aug. 12th, by t,he Itev. J. C. Hamilton, Vicar of Bloxwich, Gwynedd William Llewellyn Pritchard, Cad)t., the Manchester Regt., of Harden Road, Leamore, to Gertrude Muriel, only cl-Lild of the late Mrs. Sarah- Davies, of Carmarthen. (256 IN MEMORIAM. D'lckfield.—In loving memory of my dear husband, Ernest Malcolm Duckfield (Quarter-Master-'Sergeant), 1st Welsh R.E., who was killed in action in the Dardanelles, August 20th, 1918.-From his loving Wife and Babs. (PA203 E v'ans.-In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Sapper David George Evans, of the Royal Engineers, who was killed in action August 24th, 1917.—Sadly missed by Father, Sister, and Brothers. Daily we pause and think of you, And think of how you died; To think you could not «ay gtod-bye, Before you c'l-osed your eyes. v PA203 Karris.—In loving memory of my dear hus- band, Martin, eldest son of Mr. David Harris, 53, St. Catherine-street, Carmar- then, who died August 21st, 1!;17.-From his Wife and Children. (257 Howells.In, loving memory of Pte. W. Howell s, 1/4 Welsh Regiment, killed on. or about August 10th, 1915, at Suvla Bay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howells, Bargoed View, Velindre, Herillan. v He still lives in the memory of those who loved him best." (P190 James.—In loving memory of John Arthur James, London Scottish, killed at Ypres August 17th, 1917, aged 19. eldest son ol Mr. and Mrs. John James, 29, Glanbrydan Avenue Swansea.—Fondly remembered by Father, Mother, Dolly, Llewellyn (R.F.C.), and Cecil. P200 P,.eeves.-H-irry Charles -Reeves, Second- Lieutenant, The Welch Regiment. Killed in Action in the Battle of the Somme, August 25th, 1916. Aged 22 years. Laid to rest near Martinpuich Church, France. As a man would wish die, he died. Forbidding us to moui^-or to for^ek
Llandilo' Appointment DISCHARGED SOLDIER AS FUEL OVERSEER. At a special meeting of the Llandilo Rural District Council on Saturday morning, Mr. John Rchards presiding, the appointment of fuel overseer for the' district was con- sidered, and George Walker, The Firs, Penybank, Ammanford, a discharged sol- dier, attended before the Council .to be interviewed. Another discharged soldier, who was applicant, had withdrawn his ap- plication. During the interview it was stated that Walker had served three years 101 days with the army, and was incapaci- tated for further service. Mr. John Bevan proposed that Mr. Walker be appointed at a salary of £ 100 a year, and Mr. L. N. Powell seconded, and the motion was unani- mously carried. Several members spoke urging that all possible co-operation be given Mr. Walker to enable him to carry out the work satisfactorily. There were five applicants
Llandilo Police Court A COURTSHIP SEQUEL. Saturday, August 17th.—Before Mr. L. N. well, Carregcennen (in the chair); Mr. H. Philipps, Tregevb; and Mr. Wm. Hop- kin, Epworth House. After the hearing of the first two cases, Mr. Powell netired, and the chair was taken by Mr.. Philipps. Jane Thomas, provision merchant, Peny- groes, was summoned for failing to exhibit In her stores the retail prices of bacon, ham, tvnd lard Defendant admitted the offence, and the Deputy Chief Constable stated that the Order was not so well known as it orght to be, and one of his reasons for bringing it forward was to ensure publicity. He, therefore, did not press for a conviction, but hoped the Press would take a note of the proceedings, as he found that the public read newspapeus in preference to these .orders. -The Bench, in Jhe circumstances, let her off on payment of costs. Mr. W Tnomas, assistant overseer, sum- moned John Edwards, coal merchant, Ffairfach, for non-payment of rates in ie«pect of a yard in New-road. Rate was assessed at 18s. The defence made by the defendant was that under his agreement with Mr -Edward Jones the latter was to pay the rates, as he had done for the last three years. However, the Chairman and the Clerk pointed out to the defendant that he had oeen separately asssed upon his part of the yard, and had received a cle-v mand note, and was clearly responsible.- An order WaA; made for payment, but the Bench declined to allow special costs to Mr. Thomas, who said he came to court at great inconvenience. The Llandebie cases, whereby charges are made against Frederick Davies, butcher, and Stephen Bowen, motor garage, were ad- journed to the next sessions. Wm. Lloyd Davies, Salutation Hotel, Cothy Bridge, was summoned for having no lights to his trap on the Carmarthen road, and, a.s there had been a previous con- vrction for a similar offence, the Bench fined him 10s.-P.C. Richard Davies proved the case. P.C. Robins charged Thomas Jones, a discharged soldter, with drunkenness and ,disorderly conduct in Bridge-street, Llan- dilo, on the 6rd inst. Defendant had served two years and seven months in the .,Arm -.ind was diaeharg-ed last May as the result of V.D.H. and sciatica. He was 33 years of age end had never been summoned before. In view of his service with the army, he was let off on payment of costs. Wm. Victor Styles, railway clerk, of 3, New-road, Llandilo, summoned John Rich- ards, collier, Gwyn Villa, Saron, for sure- ties of the peace, and also for using insult- ing and threatening language. Mr. T. v. Hurley was for the complainant, and Mr. T. R. Ludford defended. Mr. Hurley said complainant was engaged to the defendant's sister, and for some reason, her people were opposed to it, and that was the root of all the mischief. Complainant was a very respectable man, and of unblemished char- acter. On the 31st July complainant and the defendant's sister, w ere walking up Car- marthen-street when the defendant came on in a very threatening attitude, and uttering the most foul language. But for the young lady';he would have struck the com- plainant, who was in f*)dily fear of him. "Complainant bore out the statements, ana fsaid he wrote a letter -to the defendant's people objecting to their visits to -his mother, who. was ill. Defendant came across to him, with his arm upraised, ready to strike, but his sister intervened and pushed him back. He said he was going to smash complainant's jaw, ana used language," which he (complainant) cer- tainly objected to being uttered before his jouny lady. He gave no cause whatever for the defendant's conduct. Mr. Ludford—Until you came on the scene your young lady lived happily at home, but there has been 110 liajppiness since?—Apparently. The girl had come to his home, of her own accord, but he would not say when he was going to get married to her. He çlid not see any harm in having her under his roof. She came there 'be- cause his mother was ill, and she would serve him always. He would marry her when it pleased him. Mrs. Clarke, Soilth Bank, gave corro- borative evidence. Mr. Ludford, for the defence, described the complainant as a "miserable wretch" who came. there whining. If the defendant had given him the finest thrashing of his life, ire would have deserved it, because he had seduced the girl from her home. Defendant, in the box, denied that he had been unkind to his sister. Only re- cently he gave her a thirty guinea piano, and paid for her music lessons, aiiid two days before she left he gave her a costume. She was organist of the Saron church, and they lived happily before the defendant came, on the scene. He kt her out late at night, and eventually she left home, and it was only some- time later that they learned she was at complainant's home. He jdenied using all the words complained of. He merely called the complainant a '.waster and a scamp," because he took his sister from home,. He still objected to her being at the complainant's house waiting upon his pleasure as to whether he would marry her. or not. ,Croiss-examilied-It was not true that he wanted his sister to go with a curate. He denied threatening complainant; on the contrary, complainant was about to strike him. Without hearing more evidence, the Bench-dismissed both summonses.
The Corn. Harvest Reports from districts, in Carmarthen- shire show that the corn crops are very heavy, and are being rapidly in-gathered in splendid condition. Wheat is especially^ a fine crop, and the oat crojp is a record. The, hay crop was lighter than was at first anticipated, and harvesting is practically over. Roots have been rather bac-kv aid as the result of dry weather early in the season, but ar& now daily improving. Potatoes are doing well, and turnips pre.mise a fine yield. The hay crap in East Carmartiien shire has been get in well, but it is rather light. Oats and barley are excellent, and have not been laid as last ylbr by the f.torms. Wheat is promising, and'the root crops are doiriK well after recent rains and the heavy dew« At a meeting of the Pembroke, Carmar- then, and Cardigan District# VVagflB C< m- mittee it was announced that the Wages Board recommended, in view of the fact that it was not practicable to fix special rates for harvest work which would be legally operative for this year's harwst, that employers and workers should be left to make their own arrangements for the present year.
Llandilo Grave Charge SEVERE INJURIES TO WOUNDED N.C.O. A charge of causing grievous bodily harm ^rgt, John Johnson, N.C.O., in charge of the Llandebie prisoners' of war camp was preferred at the Llandilo petty sessions on Saturday against David John Evans, & colliery workman, of Walter's-road, Am- manford. The charge had reference to an occurrence at the New Inn, Ilandllo, on Jiie 29th, and it had been found necessary to remand the accused on two occasions, as the injured soldier was not in a fit condition i to appear to give evidence. The magis- trates sitting were Messrs. Henry Philipps (in the chair) and W. Hopkin. Mr. Gwyn 'orter appeared to prosecute, and Mr. I. C. Hurley represented the accused. Mr. Porter eaid the facts were simple. S rgt. Johnson came up to Llandilo with Kordon Evans, and they eventually went together to the New Inn, and met the accused and three other men. Over some trivial subject a quarrel arose between the accused and Johnson, in consequence of which the accused and the other three men were turned out of the house. Accused waited outside, and was overheard to utter threats towards the sergeant, which showed that it was a premeditated assault. The tact that the sergeant was suffering from an injury which he received in the service of his country, and had only one hand to defend himself, made the assault the more cowardly and dastardly. John Johnson, sergeant of the Welsh Regiment, stated that in June he was in charge of the German prisoners' of war camp m Llandebie, and had previously seen and was ,twice vounded, in left thigh and in left hand. Neither of J* i bls mental condition, and Ije had not suffered before from head- aches nor deafness, previous to his admis-' Hon to the N<toth hospital. The-last thing lou' .v-V! £ m"erod to his admission v.as attending a burial service at Llandebie of a man wo was killed in the lime kilns o n went back to camp. ( ^xamnied—He remembered nothihg n.qt recollect cycling up to Llandilo. The burial service was on Satur- day afternoon, June 29th, he thought. He did not remember receiving any injuries that evening', Mr. Hurley—What day did vour memory come to you in hospital ?—I can't remember days, not eNen noiN,, and my old memory comes back only at times. Gordon Evans, Gwalia, Llandebie, a colliery winding engineman, stated he met Sergt. Johnson about 6-30 on the Square, Llandebie, and they both cycled to Llan- <> c^lled in the New Inn between o and 8.30. He there saw the accuse* and three other persons. One of the accused's inends, a discharged soldier, got into con- versation with the sergeant, and began talking aoout some Corpl. Brown, of the Welsh Regiment. Sergt. Johnson would not argue with him, and the man curaed him. Neither he nor any of the other men anything to the sergeant whom he now asked to oome with him outside. The ser- geant agreed, and he went to the door, but when he reached the doorstep he heard a souffle, and, going back, 88W three clinging taet to the sergeant. The accused was among the three. ( The landladf and her daughter, and himself, got tihe sergeant away from them, and took him to the kit- chen, where he cried bitterly., Accused was turned out of the house, but immedi- ately afterwards lie come back, and he (witness) told him he ought to be ashamed of himself hitng a discharged soldier about. Accudfta then tried to strike him, but the landlady intervened, and put him out. Witness and the sergeant waited inside for half-an-hour, as they knew that the accused and his friends were. watching them outside. Wiien they went out, eventuallv accused came rushing down tfie road, with two or three others, and aimed a blow at witnesses face. ,This he avoided. Then one of the accused's pals.alro aimed a blow, and he atruok him back in self-defence. He then turned round and saw S»gt. JohAson on his back on the kerbstone, feeding from the nose and ear, and unconscious. did not see the blow struck. tBiree or four persons were near the ærgeaut the time, and accused was one of them. Annie Evans, waitress at the Cawdor Arms, stated she was standing outside the New Inn and heard the accused telling Davies that he would stop there aB night "for him to come out." Immediately the sergeant came out, accused and hiis friend rushed down at him, and the accused hit him on the side of the fosehead until he fell dowr, and was bleeding and uncon- scious. Dr. A. E. G. Roberts deposed to examin- ing the injure4*soldier at the/ New Inn be- tween ,9.30 and 10 p.m- He found him un- conscious, and was bleeding from the nose land left ear, and had an abrasion of the nose. The cause of the unconsciousness was the fracture of the base of the skull. He had also some trouble on his left hand. The Mlowing morning he was semi-con- scious. The injury was very dangerous, and -such as would endanger his life. He might have died any time. He .was taken away about noon in an ambulance oar in charge of Dr. Morris, of the Neath military hospital. Hb was dressed in khaki. L Capt. J. M. Morris, R A.M.C., in charge of the Neath military hospital, stated he first saw the injured soldier in the bedroom of an hotel in Llandilo. He was semi-con- scious, suffering from an abrasion of the nose, accompanied with swelling and some evident injury to brain. Those were recent injuries. He had an old gunshot wound on the left hand, which would render it prac- tically useless to defepd himself against at- tack. The abrasion of tlie nose could have been caused by a fall or by a blow. The iniured man had been under his care ever since the 30th June. He lapsed into uncon- scousness practically on leaving Llandilo, and remained uncortscious for a period of about eight days. Occasionally he would slightly wake up if he were shouted to, but he could give no coherent reply to questions. He lemained in bed for a period of over four weeks and was now only being allowed to walk about. He stili suffered from. very %ad headaches, especially if be Avas in any way excited, and tie was some- what deaf in the left ear, and was also suffering from general debility, and his mental condition was somewhat sluggish. The injuries and symptoms he had described were evidently the result of severe lacera- tion of the brain tissue which brought about hemorrhage, arising from fracture of the base of bkuil. His memory had been affected very materially; he had no recol- lection of what happened to him for the first fortnight after his admission to hospi- tal. His life was endangered, and the effects of the injury were likely to be per- manent. Cross-examined—No other injury could, have the same effect. He could not say whether Sergt. Johnson suffered from head- aches before this injury, but his medical history sheets did not say so. If the head- aches were persistent and accompanied with deafness of one ear, that would certainly be recorded. His opinion wais that the deaf- ness and headaches were the result of in- juries received on the 29th. He said that on the strength of the fact that no record appeared on the medical history, sheets. The case had lasted well into the evening, and there were several more witnesses for the prosecution. Consequently, it was ad- journed till September 11th, accused being let out on bail.
LABOUR CANDIDATE FORILANELLY Mr. S. O. Davies, Tumble is the selected Labour candidate for the Lianelly division, but Dr. J. H. Williams, who alfeo was nominated, is said to be dissatisfied with the way in which the ballot was conducted.. His friends are urging him to run independent- ly.
—. LLANDDAROG VICAR'S WILL. h d The Rev. Timothy Lewis Richard, vicar of Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire, who died on May 31 last intestate, aged 54 years, left estate valued at 22,397 6s. Id. gross, with net personalty £ 2,373 13e. 8d. Letters of administration have been granted to his widolW, Mrs. Margaret Anne Richard, of the above address.