No Definite Contract. FORMER NEIGHBOURS SUED. LLANDRIKl » SERVICE CLAIM. At Llandrindod W llls County Court, on Thurs- day, before His Honour, judge Wm. Evans, Mrs Minnie Eliza Lewis, wife of a signalman, resid- ing at Cecil Villas, sued former neighbours, Thomas and Mabel Wharton, now residing at Birkenhead, for X6 10s for services rendered. Mr Herbert Oliver, solicitor, Llandrindod Wells, for the complainant, stated that Mrs Wharton was confined on March 7th, 1914, and from that date to the 28th July complainant looked after her and the house. This was a period of 20 weeks, and .complainant claimed payment at the rate of 7/- per week. She received 10/- in November last, and now claimed for the £6 10s balance. Complainant, giving evidence, said that in Feruary, 1914, Mrs Wharton asked her if she would look after her during her confinement, and she consented. She was in the house practically all day from March 7th to July 27th, waiting upon Mrs Wharton, doing the house-work and cooking the husband's meals. She also did the washing and mending. Several times, when Mrs Wharton was paying other accounts, she said to witness, "I have nothing for you again, old girl, but I shall pay you in the end." When she went away in November, she gave witness a table and a clock for making a dress for her, and at the station she gave her 10/- for looking after her during the confinement, saying she would send more later on. She never sent anything. Cross-examined by Mr E. Powell Careless, solici- tor, Llandniddod Wells (who defended), complain- ant denied that the husband was present at the conversation in February. He worked at the quarry and earned about zCl a week. She did not also receive a fur rug, some aprons, collars and coal, but defendant did giver her 2/- for her little girl. The table she received was for making the dress. It was a kitchen table, worth about 3/6. In April 1914, she received 27/- for three weeks' Work at another house, but she did not go there till about 11 in the forenoon, while she started helping Mrs Wharton about 6 in the morning, and tier daughter took her place while she was away. Re-examined She used to do the Whartons^ washing and darning in her own home. It was Usual for neighbours to help each other, under such circumstances, but not for nothing. By His Honour The first time the claim for '7/- per week was mentioned was on December :26th last. Mrs Lydia Coates said she had rooms at the Whartons' house. Mrs Lewis used to come in and do all the cleaning, cooking, etc., during the period mentioned. Mrs Wharton told witness she was, going to pav complainant in a lump, as it would be better for her. Complainant's daughter used to come in and help her. Cross-examined Mrs Wharton did not say she was going to give complainant a present. She said she was going to pay her in a lump. Gertrude Evelyn Lewis, complainant s daugh ter, corroborated, and said that, when her mother went out of the Whartons' house, she used to go in and take her place. Mrs Wharton had said, in her hearing, that she should pay her mother in a lump. I Mr Careless, for the defence, pleaded that com- t plainant's services were voluntary, and such as were usually rendered to one another by people j in that station of life during confinements and other illnesses,. It was usual to give a present on such occasions, but not to pay a fixed sum per week. Defendants did not deny that complainant i had been very kind and helped them a lot, but, when she found it was a longer job than she ex- pected, she ought to have told them that she was going to ask for payment, and not send in a claim I for a large amount some time afterwards. De- fendants were not in a position to pay such an amount, and, had they known it would be claimed, they would have got someone else to do the work. ] Another woman had offered to do it without pay- ment. Mrs Wharton was then called and said she had a baby bom on 7th March, 1914. Previous to the, birth Mrs Lewis told she was not to ask Mrs Price to come and look after her, as she (Mrs Lewis) was nearer, and she would come. Witness left the town last November, and before going gave complainant 10/ She refused it at first, .telling witness she could not spare it, but After- wards a-ccepted it. She also gave her a large kitchen table, a tablecloth, about J-cwt. of coal, four aprons, two collarettes, and a fur rug, and also a silver brooch and 2/- for her daughter. It was not true that she promised to pay complainant, and the 26th December was the first time she was approached with regard to payment. The next letter she received was from a solicitor. Cross-examined She was not going to pay Mrs Price had she come. Mrs Price would probably have had her food there had she come, but com- plainant could have done so bad ehe wished; it, was there for her to eat. Witness would have helped anyone else in the same way without pay- -ment, even if it had lasted 20 -weeks. Mrs Price, who lived at that time at Crabtree Green, said she offered to see Mrs Wharton through her confinement, but she understood Mrs Lewis bad offered, to do so voluntarily, and she was nearer. She had never paid for assistance under similar circumstances. Cross-examined Had she gone, she would have had to take her two children, and they would all have had food at Mrs Wharton's. Nurse Watson, District Nurse, said she attend- ed Mrs Wharton, going there a short time each day, and she saw Mrs Lewis there. She had had considerable experience in that class of case, and the help given was usually voluntary, with a pres- ent at the end. She understood it was the same in this case. Thomas Wharton, the husband, said he was present during the conversation between his wife and Mrs Lewis in February, and no question of payment was mentioned. His Honour in giving judgment, said he gath- ered from the evidence that had the illness lasted only two or three weeks complainant would not have charged, and when she saw it was going to last longer, she ought to have asked for some- thing. He was not satisfied there was any con- tract, and from the evidence of the District Nurse he gathered that when there was not it was usual to give a present instead of making any fixed pay- ment. He must assume that in this case a present was given, and that there was no definite contract, and he must therefore give judgment for the de- fendants, but without costs. There was no doubt that Mrs Lewis did a lot of work, and for that reason there would be no costs.
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Sudden Death. I KNIGHTON LADY'S DEMISE. I We regret to record the sudden death of Miss I Elizabeth Parry, Russell road, Knighton, which took place last Tuesday morning. Miss Parry, who was 40 years of age, had been for some time house-keeper to her half-brother, Mr Edward I Leeke, who has been a widower for several years. She was a native of Llandrinio, Llanymyneob, and formerly lived at Buttington, Welshpool. It appears that on Tuesday morning about half-past nine, she was talking to some neighbours, and appeared to be in her usual health. Shortly after- wards Mr Grimes of Rhos, called with milk, which as a rule, he delivered at the front door. On this occasion, however, failing to obtain any response to his knocking, he went round the house found the back door open and, to his sur- prise, saw deceased lying on the hearth in front of the fireplace. There was no fire in the grate. Mr Grimes called in some neighbours who assisted him to place the body on the couch. The doctor and nurse Tate were immediately sent for, and on their arrival they pronounced life extinct. De- ceased had a very serious illness about 12 months ago, and has suffered from a weak heart. No in- quest was necessary, as Dr. J. A. K. Griffiths, who had been her medical attendant, and to whom her death did not come as a surprise, was able to certify that an epileptic seizure was the cause of the sad event. Much sympathy is felt for the brother and his family in their sorrow. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon, the service in the Parish Church and at the graveside being read by the Rev. H. O. Grime (curate-in- charge). A wheel-bier was used, the bearers be- ing Messrs. W. Jordan, J. Powell, C. Lowe and W. Francis. The mourners were Mr E. Leeke (brother), Miss E. Parry (daughter), the Misses F. P. and M. Leeke (nieces), Mrs Jordan, Mrs Hamar, Mrs Passey, and Mrs Thomas. A pro- cession of friends preceded the bier, including Messrs. R. Thomas, A. Griffiths, A. Jones, J. Davies. H. Passey, R. Price, T. Lowe, J. Jones and W. Phillips, The polished coffin with brass trimmings was supplied by Mr W. Roberts.
I Radnorshire Police. I WAR-BONUS. J Radnorshire Standing Joint Committee' held its quarterly meeting at Llandrindod Wells, on Fri- day, Ald. C. C. Rogers presiding. The chairman said the sub-committee, appoint- ed to deal with the question of increasing the salary of the police, had met, and, acting upon the precedents of other counties and upon the ad- vice of the Home Office, they could not see their way to give an increase of salary, but they re- commended that a war-bonus of 2/6 per week be granted. On the motion of Mr Hurst, seconded by Mr ■Roberts, the report was adopted.
Mr. Lloyd George's Request. I MEETING AT LLANDRINDOD. I The Minister of Munitions has requested the Secretary of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Division of the Motor Trade Association to call meetings of traders and others interested in the trade to consider certain proposals with a view of ascertaining what number of skilled em- ployees can be utilised for the manufacture of shells and other Government work. Three meet- ings have been decided upon-including one at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, to-day (Thursday).
I Suspicious Circumstances." I I PATRICIO FARMER'S HAM. At the Crickhowell police court on Friday, be- fore Mr Benjamin Watkins and Dr. P. E. Hill, Wm. Smith and Howard NVm. Waters, navvies employed at the Grwyney-fawr water-works, were charged with stealing a ham, value 29/ the pro- perty of Samuel Gore, Wernbistack farm, Partri- cio, on the 7th June. The evidence was that, on, the day in question, prosecutor found a window in the back kitchen of his house had been broken, and cider drawn. The following day his wife discovered a ham to be missing, and, on the 6th July, it was found in a wheat-field on the Coed farm by John Prosser, a farmer's son, who, on the 7th June, had seen one of the defendants carrying a bag or sack, in which there appeared to be something heavy, near Wern- bistack. The men had also been seen in the I vicinity by other persons on the same date. The bench said there was not sufficient evi- dence to send the men for trial, although the' cir- cumstances were suspicious, and theyvvould be discharged. I
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Radnorshire Schools. I Education Committee's Work. The quarterly meetings of the Radnorshire Edu- cation Committee were held at the County Build- ings, Llandrindod Wells, on Friday, and were well attended throughout. Presiding at the meeting of the buildings' com- mittee, Mr W. Green-Price said that, although Major Gibson-Watt was at present away on ser- vice, they would all wish to see him re-elected to the chair. (Applause.) Mr J. Hurst seconded, and the motion was agreed to. It was reported that the county surveyor (Mr R. Wellings Thomas), who is away on national ser- vice, had appointed Mr W. Alec. Millward as his deputy, and Mr Millward was present on his be- half. The surveyor reported that lie had accepted the tender of Mr Button for the work at Rhulen school, whilst the work in connection the the curing of the chimney smoking had cost X6 12s. The surveyor reported that 1.)0. had received a tender of XIL2 10s for providing and levelling chip- pings at Franksbridge school, and of £ 5 17s for plastering in porch, repairs to doors, re-papering and white-washing the two rooms in the school- house, &c. He recommended that the latter ten- der be accepted. Mr T. L. Vaughan said the latter work was ur- gently needed, but he thought some cheaper way of dealing with the chippings should be adopted. He suggested that gravel should be fetched from the river near by, which would be much less costly. Mr Vaughan's suggestion was adopted, and the question of chippings referred back. The former tender was accented. The surveyor reported that he had visited Llaitli- ddu school, where some work was needed. An es- timate of £ 4 8s had been received. It was pointed out that this was a n?w school, and that the con- tractor had not yet received his final payment. Some doubt existed as to how it was the contractor had not been paid, and it was stated that this was in no way the fault of the committee. It was decided to ascertain whether the surveyor had given his final certificate, and to obtain a fur- ther report in reference to the proposed repairs. The surveyor and a special committee reported as to the work needed at Geufron Council School, but the surveyor said he could not give an estimate of the cost, as it was difficult to tell quite what would have to be done to keep the damp out until some j investigation had been made, but he did not think it would be an expensive job. It was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the surveyor to carry out the needed work as economically as pos- j sible. Mr J. 0. Bufton referred to the fact that the contract at Llandrindod Wells Intermediate School had not been fully carried out, and that some steps should be taken, at an early date, to see that the contract was finished. A letter was also read from the headmaster on this matter, and it was decided to hold a meetftig of the school committee, with the surveyor, to go into the matter. A letter was read from Miss Randell, instructress of the cookery van, stating that the van needed over-hauling and re-painting, and that it would be well to leave the van at Heyope, where it now: was', over the summer holidays, and to get the work done there. This was agreed to, and the sur- veyor was authorised to have the work done. j Permission was given for the carrying out of some work urgently needed at Llanbister school, A letter was read from the clerk of Llandrindod Wells U.D. C., asking for payment of a water j charge of X26 Is 6d III connection with Llandrin- I dod Intermediate School. it appeared that the committee had disputed the account, on the ground j that the portion of the water was used by some other person, but the clerk of the U.D.C. pointed out that liability for payment rested upon the council, as the U.D.C. had nothing to do with any i person who used the Water through the school- ) meter. It was decided to refer this matter to the school committee. ) Rev. H. L. Kewley raised the question of liabil- ) ity for repairs to water. pipes and water-supply at Presteign Church School, suggesting that, under the fair wear and tear clause, the committee were liable and not the managers. The clerk said the best course woul d be to obtain a ruling of the I Board on the point, and this was agreed to. I General purposes. I At the general purposes committee, Mr H. Evan-Thomas was re-elected as chairman. H.M. Inspector's reports were received respecting Llan- i dewy and Llanfihangel-Rhydithon Schools. Both were satisfactory educationally, but, j in both reports, attention was called to various matters which needed at- ¡ tention. In the Llandewy report re- ference was made to the unsatisfactory state of ( the water-supply, and Mr H. D. Phillips remind- j ed the committee that this was a matter that Mrs C. C .Rogers had several times called attention j to. Mr A. T. Hamer said there was an abund- j ant water-supply about 50 yards away from the school. It was decided to call the attention of 1 the managers to this matter. I It was decided to refer the question of coal ten- ders to the urgency committee. 11 A letter was read from the Brecon Education Office, calling attention to the irregular attend- ance of certain Radnorshire children at Elan Vil- I lage School, some of whom were absent for whole I weeks at a time. It appeared that these children lived beyond the area of compulsory attendance, and it was pointed out that in Breconshire the committee gave such children an allowance to as sist them in their attendance. Breconshire com- j mittee wished to know whether the Radnorshire i committee would pay for a conveyance to assist these children to attend school regularly. I A report was received from the attendance offi- j cer on this matter, and it appeared that only some three or four children were affected and that these children lived six and seven miles away from the school. No action was taken. Jointed Washable Doll.. It was decided to supply Newbridge-on-Wye School with 72 new Bibles, but a request for pic- tures for Nantmel School was refused, as it was thought that requisitions of this kind could be left: over till after the war. A request that a joidted, washable doll should be allowed for Knighton School, at a cost of 7/6, Waf. referred to Mrs C. C. Rqgers for investigation and report. Mr T. L. Vaughan reported that the special committee, appointed to consider the provision of some assistance for children who attend school from outside the school area in the Llanfihangel district, had further considered the matter, and they had in view the making of some provision for the autumn, but not for the summer. j Salaries. In the absence of Mr J. R. Bache, through ill- ness, Mr Baylis wa.s appointed to the chair of the salaries' committee, but Mr Bache was unani- mously re-elected as chairman for the year. A number of resignations and appointments were reported, and one of the former brought up the question of Glascwm School, where, it was re- ported, there was an attendance of-only about nine children. It was suggested that the Board of Education should be asked to sanction the ap- pointment of an uncertificated teacher for these few children, but Ald. C. C. Rogers thought they might do something stronger than this, and ask the Board of Education for permission to close the school. He believed it was one of the smallest, if not the smallest, in the country. The clerk doubted if the Board would give power to close it, as they had compelled the build- ing of the school. Mr T. L. Vaughan said that, two years ago or so, the proposed closing of the school was dis- cussed a good deal in the parish. The parish took the matter up very warmly, and would not then have the closing of the school, and the mat- ter died down. The feeling expressed was that, as the parish had the biggest part of the rate to pay and desired the school kept on, it was not right to propose to close it. Still, there were two opinions in the parish about it. The Clerk Then you are sitting on the hedge, are you? (Laughter.) Mr T. L. Vaughan I am glad you see my position. (Laughter.) He believed that it would be well to investigate the matter afresh, as some considered that the children could go just as well to Rhulen as Glascwm. The clerk said the education of the children at- tending this school cost them about X12 apiece. Ald. C. C. Rogers Instead of about £ 5. It transpired that the teacher's resignation did not take effect till the end of September, and it was therefore decided to write to the Board on the matter before taking any action. It was reported that Mr Pearce, head-teacher of Llanfihangel-Rhydithon School, was resigning his post, in order to join the colours, but it was understood that he hoped to resume his work in the school at the end of the war, his salary to be
I Knighton Council. r Price of Pumping. I — CONJUROR'S CORNER. A meeting of Knighton Urban District Council was held at the Clerk's Office on Wednesday even- ing. Present were Dr. Griffiths, and Messrs. E. Griffiths, W. Hamar, J. L. Allcock, T. B. Dove, A. M. Pugh and W. James, W. A. Collins, (clerk), and David Lewis (surveyor). As neither the chairman nor vice-chairman were pre- sent, Mr Edward Griffiths was voted to the chair. The clerk read a financial statement as follows :— Receipts, from general district rate, £197 19s 3d; stallages, 15/ sheep market tolls, £5 17s 6d; al- lotment rents, cemetery fees/JEl 3s 6d; from I three insurance companies, proportion of fire bri- gade expenses, £ 33 2s 5d; treasurer's balance, £1:32 9s 7d; total payments, £ 119 3s 2-d. The surveyor reported that the public seats had been painted and re-fixed, the damage in the Cwm had been attended to, and that the arrangement to meet the overflow in Station road worked well. An opportunitiy of testing it had occurred during the recent storms. The guards round the trees in Station road had rotted off, but he thought the trees were now large enough to look after them- selves. The chairman remarked that people tied their horses to them, and the children played round them. If the guards were taken away, a good deal of damage might be done. Mr Dove Could the guards be shortened'? Mr Hamar said they had taken a great deal of trouble with the trees, and it would be a pity to have them spoiled. He proposed it be referred to the streets committee. Mr Dove seconded, and the council agreed. The clerk mentioned that some members of the fire brigade had been called to the colours, but they had intimated they would expect their pay. The Surveyor No. Mr Hamar Are we going to appoint substi- tutes ? The Surveyor There is no need. We,worked it very well when we were five, and now we are eight. Mr Hamar proposed, and,-Ilr Allcock seconded, that, as the question was one of finance, it should sta-nd over, in order that proper notice be given to the members of its consideration. This course was adopted. Mr James asked if the account due, in conse- quence of the fire, had been paid, and the clerk said lie had received £ 33, but there was more to come. I Tenders had been received for the work of re- laying the footpath in Norton street, but, after a long discussion, the matter was postponed, in or- der that the council might come to a satisfactory arrangement with the owners of the houses with regard to the cellar gratings. A letter was read from Mr Shrimpton, con- taining a request from the Patriotic League, that the council should use its influence to get a meet- ing held on the evening of August 4th. being the anniversary of the declaration of war. The meet- ing could be addressed by local speakers, and patriotic songs would be sung. Mr C. Graves had promised to assist with the music. Mr Hamar said he did not know what the Es- tablished Cliurch was doing, but the Free Church- es of the town had agreed to hold a. united ser- vice on that evening. On the proposition of Mr Allcock. seconded by Mr James, it was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of Mr Blower, chairman of the council. A letter from the Local Government Board stat- ed that the order asked for by the council, with re- gard to measles, German measles and whooping- cough, would be issued, provided the council re- scinded the present order. Mr T. B. Dove accordingly gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the old order be rescinded. A letter from Mr W. Roberts was read stating that, in future, he would require £ 1 per week when engaged in pumping. It was suggested by some members that the work should be done by the council's men, but the clerk pointed out that the pumping-engine had cost a good deal of money, and was rather difficult to manage. It was eventually agreed to ask Mr Roberts for his price per day, as his services would not always be required for a whole week at a time. After the business on the agenda had been dealt with, an informal discussion was opened by Mr W. Hamar on the subject of a dangerous corner on the Conjurer's bank, but the council agreed that their only course was to place the matter before the county council, as that body was responsible for the road.
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RADNORSHIRE SCHOOLS-Continued I paid in the meantime as at present, less his Army pay. It was suggested by Mrs Rogers that a woman teacher would do for this school at the present juncture, and this met with much approval. Mr H. D. Phillips, however, pointed out that this was one of the old school boards, and that the managers would probably be rather unwilling to accept a lady teacher. It should be made clear that it was only a temporary proposal, in conse- quence of the war, and that the position would be kept for the present headmaster. It was decided to advertise for a female head- teacher for this school. It was decided to endeavour to arrange for the transfer of one of the masters in the county to Llanelwedd School, and to advertise for a woman head-teacher for the school from which he was taken. A letter wa.s read from the headmaster of the Llandrindod Wells Intermediate School, recom- mending that Miss Humphreys, B.A., should re- ceive a substantial increase of salary. The other lady teachers received CI20 and zE125, respective- ly, whilst Miss Humphreys only received £ 105. She was a very good and conscientious teacher. Ald. C. C. Rogers asked for the date of her ap- pointment, and how many rises she had had. As the reply was not forthcoming, he suggested that the matter should be deferred till next meet- ingv, when they could have all information be- fore them. Mr H. D. Phillips suggested that the matter should be referred to the. Llandrindod Wells School Committee, with power to act, if they were satisfied that the teacher deserved an increase. It would be a great loss to the school if Miss j Humphreys went. Ald. Rogers agreed to this, but Mr J. O. Buf- ton thought that the report of the headmaster was sufficient warrant for passing a £5 increase that day. Aid. Rogers protested that this would not be business, and, eventually, it was agreed that the matter should be left in the hands of the Llan- drindod Wells School Committee, and that they be given power to give an annual increment of X5, for three years, if they were satisfied that such a course was just. A number of applications were received from individual teachers in elementary schools for in- creases of salary, but very few of these were dealt with, as it was felt that, having so recently adopt- ed a scale, it was too soon to make departures from it, unless there were totally exceptional reasons for doing so. The applications brought out the fact that the scale is not by any means perfect, and that, as it stands, it is more favour- able to teachers who come from outside the county to accept appointments than to those who have been working in the county. This arises from the fact that, for all new appointments, two years' service in another county is to be considered in fixing the starting salary, whilst no corresponding increase is given to teachers who have been work- ing in the county for two years or more. It was suggested that Mr Jones, the teachers' repre- sentative, should give notice of a suitable motion to deal with this injustice. The application of the three lady teachers at Llandrindod Wells Council School was fully investigated and discuss- ed at length, Ald. and Mrs C. C. Rogers opposing any action being taken. It was, however, point- ed out that these were not applications for in- creases of salary, but only requests that the in- crements, which would become due under the scale, should be paid this year instead of next, on account of the fact that lodgings had become dearer at Llandrindod Wells, in consequence of the billeting of soldiers, and that the salaries of these teachers were lower than those at the other school in the town. After a long discussion, it was conceded that the circumstances were excep- tional, and such as were contemplated in the conditions attaching to the scale, and it was un- animously agreed to grant the requests of these teachers. A grant of C20 was made to a teacher who had been working at high pressure because of the shortness of staff, a medical certificate hav- ing been sent in that the teacher's breakdown of health was due to the strain that had fallen upon him when the school was under-staffed.