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" ANTI-TITHERS HONOUR."

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ANTI-TITHERS HONOUR." The honour of anti-tithers seems to be about equal to their honesty. Mr. Peterson the agent of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, relying upon the assurances of the Chief- Constable of Pembrokeshire, and the anti- tithers, agreed to carry out the distraints in the neighbourhood of Cardigan, with no larger force than one policeman. Accompanied by the Chief-Constable, Mr. Ivor Evans representing the anti-tithers, and the Rev. W. Jones of Moylgrove (Dissenting minister), he set out for Whit-church. At Pontyfaen, about a hundred people placed themselves across the road, while a dozen horns made a most discordant noise. The crowd danced and sang verses, when the farm-house was found locked and tenantless, thinking that the distraint could not be levied. At the second farm every possible impediment was also thrown in the way, and half a dozen men on horseback joined the crowd. The leading vehicle of the distrainers then quickened its pace, and some of the mounted men endeavoured to head the carriage. One of its horses began to plunge, aud a pedestrian-Enock John, either fell or was struck down by the wheel of the break. Before he could get up, a horseman passed over him, being unable to turn or pull his horse aside. It is said his leg is broken. Sundry threats of vengeance were made at Mr. Petersons' driver, without any allowance being made for the liberationist horseman. Lyddin farm was next reached, and Mr. Peterson, received £10 3s. due from the occupier Melchior Evans, who was ill, and the party did not go near the house. Payment was however resented by a portion of the crowd, and while Mr. Peterson was negotia- ting, a piece of turf struck his head. When he approached the following farm, the road was found blocked by a thick furze barrier, and pieces of turf were levelled at him as he reached the latter. He began to climb the hedge, "Pull him down, don't let him get up," Trespass was shouted, while those on the hedge pushed him on to the road, and others seized his legs and promptly brought him down. People hooted, jeered, and pointed their sticks at him. He attempted to speak, but no one would listen. A second time he tried to scale the hedge, when he was again pushed down, whilst others seized his coat- tails and pulled him back. He was gaining a footing, when a terrier dog was thrown upon him, and he then withdrew. The Western Mail correspondent who furnishes the above account, says the Rev. W. Jones and Mr. Ivor Evans representing the anti-tithers, tried to prevent these actions and disapproved of them. Probably they did. It is only another example of the well-known truth, how much easier it is to influence people for evil than for good. The Anti-Tithe League has raised a feeling which it cannot quell. Its leaders have been successful in evoking the spirit of dishonesty, of violence and disorder, but where they wish to exercise it, what power have they ? and what is their influence worth ? We are glad to know that in all propability before another issue, the Tithe Bill will have passed the House of Commons, the simpler method of the County Court made legal, and these scenes so degra- ding to Welshmen, ended for ever.

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.

Society anfc personal.'

CARMARTHEN.

CARDIGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.

CARDIGAN BAY SEA FISHERY.

IABERYSTWYTH.

LAMPETER.

LAUGHARNE.

ABERAYRON.

LLANDILO.

MOTHVEY.

LLANDOVERY.

CON WIL CAIO.

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