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 Â£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. PRO BONO PUBLICO. Your letter on the Fail- ings and wants of Aberayron to hand. It shall appear in our next issue. -ED.
Society anfc personal. Mr F. D. Harford of Faleondale, has left for Athens, where he will take up the duties as Secretary of Legation. # # The Eight Hon. Joseph Chamberlain has made an engagement to visit Wales in October, when he will give an address in the Organ Hall, at High- mead, on Thursday, the 13th. During his stay in Cardiganshire, Mr and Mrs Chamberlain will be guests of the Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs Davies- Evans.
CARMARTHEN. THERE was no business to come before the borough bench of magistrates on Monday. beesTIRE Infirm^Y. -The secretary amount Uni acknowle<ige the following m" Independent Chapel, INFLAMMATION AND PLEURISY, two most dangerous complaints, have visited our town with unusual severity during the last and this week and many have succumbed to their attack. Many cases have also been reported where the patients are seriously ill. Suc(- iEss.-Two of Carmarthen's young men made a mark at the last examination of the College of Preceptors, in lieu of the medical preliminary, viz. Mr Peter L. Daniel, son of Mr r.1?^-3 woollen manufacturer, who Jo t f marks, being 2*25 marks more than equisi e or the medical preliminary examina- â„¢*rLa v> ? JT' H" BÂ«rnhill, who scored G10 f T<k mÂ°u8 l^an re(luired for him to be successful. The above speaks for itself of the future which is before these two promising young men. WSF ^BEKGWJLLY STAHON. -The Central aies and Carmarthen Junction Railway smithy ooâ€žt^ lS"Uy Station- weather with the tools it oVlnol d' was burned to the ground about ten ina w..0? u?sday m8ht- Fortunately the build- comJ? etac_lled from any other premises of the so therefore the loss sustained was not origin ti Woi,ld otherwise have been. The BUmi 6 fire is ur>known. nesdav tv. ^tlle Tenby steeplechases on Wed- Sp "e^ayor's. <Mr T- Jenkins) horse Ontinnal <5 n- 'n khe Licensed "Victuallers SrlLllm? Plate of 30 sovereigns. The fliffhta nf k 3 miles long, over eight *8 hurdles. Betting was 6 o*4 against "Bawbee." The favourite led throughout and won a capital race by three parts of a length. The jockey was Mr F- Gosden. The horse has been entered for the hurdle selling race (Thurs- day), to be sold for zElOO. TOSSED BY A Cow DEATH OF THE INJURED LAD.â€”On Friday afternoon, an inquest was held at the Golden Lion, Lammas street, before Mr R. M. Thomas, deputy coroner, on the body ot Alfred John, aged six, son of Thomas John, weaver, Lammas-street, who died under very painful circumstances last Friday morning, from injuries received by being tossed by a CJW on the Monday previous.â€”The jury returned a ver- dict according to the evidence, attaching no blame to anyone and handed over their fees to the parents of the deceased. ODDFELLOWSHIP.-The statement of accounts of the Temple of Love Lodge of Oddfellows, held at the Golden Lion, for the year ending Dec. 31st. 1890, has just been issued. The lodge commenced the present year with a total of 95 members, constituted chiefly of young men, which fact accounts for the healthy state of the sick and funeral fund, which shows a balance of 2365 17s. 7d. The management fund is also very satisfactory, and the lodge in general is on a firm footing. Mr James John, who is the secretary, will be pleased to furnish all particulars necessary for admission. CARMARTHEN TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY.â€” The weekly meeting of the above was held on Sunday evening at the Lammas-street Chapel Schoolroom, Mr George Hodges (president), in the chair. The attendance was very largeâ€”up- wards of a thousand persons being present. Addresses were given by Mr Owen B. Evans, Old College School; Mr Daniel Watkins, solicitor, and the Rev. G. H. Roberts. The band of hope choir of the chapel rendered three choruses (Ab Myrnach conducting); a duet was also well given by Mr and Mrs J. Davies, and a solo by Miss Davies; Market Hall. DISTRESSING FAMILY BEREAVEMENT. The late severe weather has left its mark in a very pronounced manner in many families at Carmar- then, and especially so in the case of Mr John Evans, Parade Road, painter. On Friday last, Mr Evans buried one of his sons, Alfred, after a brief illness, it being a strange coincidence that his term of apprenticeship as moulder was expiring the same day as he was laid to his last resting place. On Sunday morning his wife, Elizabeth, who had attended her son during his illness, also died very suddenly, leaving him almost heart-broken. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday). To add to a sad story, Mr Evans is now himself very poorly, the distressing events of the last few days having told but too plainly upon him. Great sympathy is expressed on all sides with the family. TEMPERANCE.â€”The weekly meeting for working men was held at the Water-street mission room on Saturday, but it was sparsely attended. Mr J. F. Morris was in the chair, and addresses were delivered by him, Mr Darbyshire and others. Mr Morris deserves greater encouragement in this movement than he now receives as it has been specially started for the working classes. ENTERTAINMENTS AND TEA FIGHTS,-Carmar- then is not backward in giving entertainments and tea parties to the young people, but the chapels are especially active in this respect. On Thursday, 22nd, the first monthly juvenile entertainment was given at the Congregational Church, and proved worthy of continued support. The pastor, Rev. J. Thomas, presided. The proceeds go towards the fund for raising interest money for penny bank in connection with the Sunday School. A tip-top tea was given on the same day at the English Baptist and also a concert in the evening. Union-street chapel also added to the list by giving a grand concert the same evening, and owing to its great success, it was decided to make it a quarterly affair in future. COMING TRADESMEN'S BALL. We are requested to state that this ball is not confined to tradesmen and several professional men and others have already signified their intention to be present. It promises to be a great success, aud as the number of tickets is limited, early application should be made for the same, to the secretary (Mr A. Ll. Lewis, Commerce House), the committee or the M.C., Mr T. Jenkins, the Friary (Mayor). No invitations will be issued. In connection with the ball, Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush, will send out his omnibus all over the town, so that those who give due notice will be able to go to the ball and return for the sum of one shilling. DEATH OF COUNCILLOR WILLIAM MORRIS.â€”Our readers will greatly regret to hear of the death of Mr William Morris, for many years an alderman, and councillor of the Town Council. The deceased gentleman showed lately unmistakeable signs of dragging old age, and his eyesight had I also nearly failed, but he did his best to shake off the weakness that now and then came over him, and only kept to his bed for a fortnight before his death. Deceased had .far outreached man's ordained span of life, and had lived to an octogenarian age, as he was born on the 30th of October, 1806. Mr Morris took very active part in the affairs of the borough, and his speeches at the council were always well balanced. His death will be greatly felt among all our townspeople. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. A farm labourer, named Stephen Morgan, aged 30, was taken to the Carmarthenshire Infirmary on Sunday after- noon in a frightfully mutilated condition. He was on Pendeggy Mill lands, the property of Mr Morris, Brynmyrddin, at two o'clock in the morn- ing when he slipped to the ground and the loaded gun he had in his possession exploded, the dis- charge entering his body. The injuries received necessitated amputation of the left leg. The poor fellow, who is married, is in a very critical condition. The accident occurred within 60 yards of his home. ANOTHER DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. Another case was treated at the Carmarthenshire Infirmary ( on Monday which necessitated amputation of the j leg. In this instance the patient was a young sailor, named Richard Brown, from Bangor, Co. Antrim, who, when about to leave with his < steamer, the Helen Craig, of Belfast, < at Burry Port, got his right foot in the < coil of rope that was used when weighing anchor, < and before remedial steps could be taken to extricate it, his ankle was completely snapped in twain. The poor fellow who is married and about 35 years of age, was conveyed to Carmarthen by the first available train. He now lies in the infirmary of this town, where he is receiving the best attention of the skilful surgeons engaged at that institution. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, before Messrs A. W. J. Stokes (in the chair), C. W. Jones and J. H. Thomas, Derry. D)-u)bkenizess Thomas Williams, Cwm, was fined 5s. and 9s. costs for being drunk at Pensarn, on the 20th inst. P.C. Henshaw proved the case. Thomas Davies, Abergwili, was fined 2a. 6d. and costs for the same offence committed at Abergwili, on the 14th inst. P.C. WD). Thomas proved the charge.â€”The Bench said the reason they had in- flicted a smaller fine in the latter case was that the defendant had appeared, and had thrown him- self on the mercy of the Court, whereas the defendant in the former had not thought it fit to put in an appearance. Occasional Licence The application of John George, Cresseliy Arms, for an occasional licence to sell refreshments on the 4th and 5th of February on the racecourse on the occasion of the races was granted, the hours being from nine till six. A SOIREE AND ENTERTAINMENT in connection with the temperance meeting for working men to be held every Saturday evening at the Water-street Mission room, took place on Friday evening. The prime mover (Mr J. F. Morris, solicito r) thought it an excellent way of inaugurating tihe meetings; and Friday evening was selected for the occasion. The room was neatly decorated with banners, &c. Between 60 and 70 sat down to a.n excellent tea provided by Mrs J. F. Morris, who was assisted by several ladies. After showing to advantage the good state of their appetites, the company ad- journed for a few minutes in ord.er that the room be made ready for the miscellaneous entertainment that was to follow. The meeting commenced by the singing of the hymn, "There's a fountain filled with blood," Mr G. T. Smith presiding at the har- monium. In the course of his remarks, the president. said he had no object iu view other than the welfare of the working class. He wanted them to live a sober and religious life, instead of spending their money on the cursed drink. The programme then proceeded as follows :â€”Song, Miss Phillips, Priory-street; reading, "The Bashful man," Mr George Hodges; address, Rev. D. Cad van Jones. > The rev. gentleman expressed his pleasure at being present, and referred to the kindness of the ladies < who had presided at the tables, and more especially to Mrs Morris. He had been for upwards of 40 years a pledged abstainer, and had become so in order to be an example to his flock where he com- menced his ministry. It was, he said, a sad state of affairs that professing Christians had made drunkards of their young men. The programme again proceeded:â€”Recitation, "Moderate drinking," Mr R. J. Jones; song, Where is my wandering boy to-night," Miss Hooper, Blue-street; recitation, "The husband's vow," Mr J. Morgan, Blue-street duett, "There's balm in Gilead, the Misses Morfydd and Rachel Williams, Priory-street (excellently rendered); address, Rev. J. Barton (W), who referred to the poverty and misery that was in the country, and to the strong men that were singing in their streets. He never gave anything to those persons, for be was given to understand that at a lodging-house in the town no less than eight shillings worth of beer was carried there to the men that had been singing in their streets. There were, he said, 120 public-houses in the town; let them bring them down to 60. Recitation, Billy's Rose," the chairman; chorus, "All hail the power of Jesu's name," recitation, "House on Fire," Mr Owen Jones, Dark Gate. Votes of thanks to the presi- dent and Mrs Morris, and to the performers having been proposed by Mr Daniel Jones, printer, and seconded by the Rev. J. Barton, the hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great Jehovah," was warmly taken up by the audience; and the Benediction by Mr Barton brought an interesting gathering to a close.
CARDIGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. MAIN ROADS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the main roads and bridges com- mittee was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Wednesday, the members present being the Lord Lieutenant, Col. Picton Evans, Messrs Mcrris Davies, J. D. Harford, Peter Jones, Charles Lloyd,, Enoch Davies, Aeronian Jenkins, Levi James, Evan I Rowlands, Daniel Jones, Enoch James, Evan Davies (Aberbank), C. M. Williams, Wm. Morgan, John Davies (Talybont), David Jones (Devil's Bridge), J. Davies (Llanddewi), Revs John Jones, John Davies and T. Levi, Mr H. C. Fryer, clerk; Mr Davies, surveyor for lower di&trict; and Mr Roderick Lloyd, for upper district. Col. Picton Evans was elected chairman pro tem. Rev T. Levi proposed, and Mr Evan Rowlands soconded, that Mr Peter Jones be elected chairman for the ensuing year, in place of Mr J. M. Howell, the retiring chairman, and this was unanimously carried. The report of the sub-committee for the upper district, held at Aberystwyth on the 19th inst., was received. The following is a summary of the report:â€”Mr Morris Davies was appointed chairman for the ensuing year.- Resolved that, in future, as faras may be practicably possible, stones for the road be paid for by the yard, and not by the load.â€” Resolved that it be referred to the Penybont bridge committee to dispose of by auction all timber and materials left on hand after the com- pletion of the repair of the paid bridge.-Among the accounts passed and recommended for pay- ment, was an item of X30 for materials for roads from Aberayron to Aberystwyth, and .Â£28 10s to Mr John Morgan, timber merchant, for larch for the Borth groynes. Resolved that all labour and materials upon the new main roads be paid for as from the 7th of November, 1890, but in the case of materials only upon the surveyor's certificate that they have either been actually spread upon the roads subsequently to that date, or are in the depot at the present time. It was resolved that the surveyor's estimate of expenditure for the current quarter be approved of. The estimate was for pay to roadmen, Â£ 240; materials for roads, J6130 new railing for Devil's Bridge, Â£ 10; necessdry repairs to bridges, etc., .Â£50; total, 9430.-The question of constructing bridges over the river Meurig, near Strata Florida, aad over the river Gwenffrwd, near Cilpyll, was referred to local committees with in- structions to obtain full particulars as to cost and the necessity of such bridges, and to report to the committee at its next meeting. The Chairman (Mr Peter Jones) said, with re- gard to Penybont bridge, that the County Council had voted Â£ 100 towards its repair, but the work had cost about .Â£115. and it was thought that the money they got for the old timber, etc. used, would defray the excess. Mr Enoch James said that the new groyne at Borth bad been commenced. Mr Aeronian Jenkins pressed the necessity of erecting bridges over the Meurig and Gwenffrwd as they were urgently needed. He would challenge anyone to name a more dangerous ford than Cilpyll ford in bad weather. The local committees ought to meet before the County Council's next meeting, and report to that body instead of to the sub-committee at Aberystwyth, and then there would be a chance of having two good bridges be- fore the end of the buildiB season.â€” The Chair- man pointed out that that was impracticable, as their report would have to go before the finance committee first of all.â€”The report was adopted. Mr Morris Davies raised the question of county stone quarries. He said he had received a letter, stating that they could not get the Bwlchmawr quarry instead of the Wernddu quarry, which they had at present, so if they wanted stones they would have to re-open the latter. He suggested that the surveyor should visit Wernddu, and see if it was worth their while renewing the lease on it.-In answer to Mr Aeronian Jenkins, the Clerk said he did not know how many quarries were in the hands of the county, and it being thought a matter of im- portance by the committee, it was decided that each member should be asked to look up the quarries in his district, and give all information to the clerk respecting them. The Committee then received the report of the jub-committee for the lower district, held at New- jastle Emlyn on Friday, the 23rd. The following is a summary of it: Resolved that Mr W. O. Brigstocke be chairman for the ensuing year.-A Jepatatioo representing the inhabitants of New. jastle Emlyn and Adpar waited upon the com- mittee, asking it to support an application of the inhabitants to have the name of "Emlyn" substituted for its present name, and it was re- solved that the request of the deputation was a reasonable one, and worthy of the consideration of the County Council." The committee referred to the general main roads committee the item for E20 10s, being the balance claimed for the Aberayron bridge retaining wall, and also various accounts for labour upon the new main roads within the Aberayron highway district to the surveyor for examination as to their correctness.â€”It was resolved that the estimates of expenditure for the current quarter be approved of and allowed. They are as follows:â€”Wages (28 men at 15s per week), Â£ 273; cost of stones, Â£ 165; repairs to New Inn and Gwenffrwd bridges, Â£ 24; total, L462. Referring to the Aberayron retaining wall, Mr C. M. Williams said that the County Council voted money for work to protect the bridge, but the money had been spent to improve public and private property, which was a fact not to the credit of the members for that district (hear, hear). -Mr Aeronian Jenkins said that the Aberayron committee made an estimate, and. said they only wanted half the money from the County Council, but they afterwards came and asked for the other half. If they had stated the true cost at first, the money would never have been voted for the work.- It was decided to pay the balance of X20 10s. It was decided on the motion of Mr C. M. Williams, seconded by Mr Aeronian Jenkins, that the two surveyors make special reports on the bridges as some of them were in a deplorable state, and if they had a heavy flood they would be swept away. The next business was to decide upon the yearly payments to be offerni to the highway boards for maintaining the approaches of such of the county bridges as were beyond the reach of the main road labourers. Mr Morris Davies dertlt exhaustively with the subject. and pto iuced figures showing the money at present paid to the different boards. The number of such bridge was 25. It was ultimately decided to offer the boards 308 per bridges, instead of .Â£2, the present average. The surveyors were requested to report to the next meeting as to the most desirable places, where mile stones and direction posts should be placed on the roads taken over by the county council. A long discussion took place upon the application of the Lampeter Highway Board, as to the high- ways to be declared main roads in that district. The following were the roads asked to be taken over:â€”From Troedyrhiw to Olmarch (including the roads to Derry Ormond Railway Station), 5m. 2f.; Llanwnen to Llanybyther, 2m. If.; Llanwnen to Ystrad Boundary, 1m. 6f. Wallen Bridge to Talsarn, 3f.; Llanybyther to Drefach, 2m.; total 11m. 4f. The Lord-Lieutenant proposed, and Rev. J. Davies seconded, that the above scheme be adopted, but Mr Aeronian Jenkins proposed an amendment that the road from Llanybyther to Drefach be struck out as the total length was over the average allowed.â€”The amendment was carried after some opposition, as it was stated that that road was the most important of the lot. Mr C. M. Williams casually remarked that before the application of any district for a bridge should be entertained, that district should guarantee to find one half at least of the expense of such bridge (hear, hear). Something of the kind had been adopted in Carmarthenshire. It was decided to take over the highway leading from Ponterwyd to Tynyffordd, 7 furlongs in length, as a main road, subject to the surveyor's certificate. This was all the business of interest.
CARDIGAN BAY SEA FISHERY. A meeting of the committee of the County Council was held at Lampeter on the 28th inst. The draft order for the creation of the Western Sea Fisheries District was under consideration. Exception was taken to the proposed boundary of the district at the mouths of the Mawddach and Dovey estuaries. A suggestion was forwarded to the Board of Trade to fix the boundary at a higher point of these rivers, so as to include the valuable mussel beds that are now worked there- in. The draft order proposes to create a com- mittee for the district to consist of a joint committee of 14 County Council members, 7 representative members of Boards of River Con- servators, and 7 members appointed by the Board of Trade. The committee considered that the sea fishermen were not sufficiently represented in the scheme. The clerk was directed to communicate with the Board of Trade as to the advisability of extending the number of the committee to 40, and of, if possible, devising some means of direct representation of the sea fishery interests.
ABERYSTWYTH. NANTEOS ESTATE'S EMPLOYES. â€”With their characteristic kindness and sympathetic gener- osity, Mr and Mrs W. B. Powell, this year again have entertained all their workmen on the estate to an excellent and well-served dinner at their beautiful mansion. Ample justice having been done to the choice things so sumptuously placed beforp them, the cloths were removed and the test of the programme proceeded with. The healths of Mr and Mrs Powell and Master Edward Powell were enthusiastically drunk. Then followed the healths of Mr and the Misses Lewis with equal warmth andsincerity, as also the health of Mr Lloyd. Speeches, eulogistic of their kind donors, were delivered by Messrs W. Morris (who occupied the chair), R. Jones, and J. Bonsall. Messrs A. R. Patterson and David Evans recited some poetry composed for the occasion. The proceedings were also interspersed with songs rendered in capital style by Messrs W. Roberts, T. Edwards, J. Daniel, D. Evans, J. Evans, T. Joel, and T. Griffiths. The party broke up at a late hour after a thoroughly pleasant and enjoyable evening, and each one wended his way home praising the Powell family and contented with his lot. ST. MARY'S CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL.â€”This school has lost two faithful members in Mr J. D. Williams, the secretary, and Mr D. W. Evans, compositor, one of the teachers, both of whom have left the town for Liverpool. On Sunday last complimentary addresses were made to them by Rev. J. H. Protheroe, Mr T. Griffiths, and Mr John Hughes, and they were presented with a book each. FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE.â€”Last Tuesday the town of Aberystwyth was astir at an early hour, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Gim Smith, daughter of Mrs Smith, 24, Great Dark- gate-street, with Mr Thomas Howells. The auspicious event took place in St. Michael's Church, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. J. H. Protheroe, vicar. The bride was accompanied by her sister Lucy as her only maid, while Mr J. R. Howell acted as best man to the bridegroom. Both the bride and her sister wore costumes of light fawn cloth trimmed with brown velvet, with hats to match, and carried lovely bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr G. E. Smith, of Uxbridge. The wedding breakfast was strictly a family one, the vicar being the only guest outside the same. The bridal party left by the 12.30 train for Shrewsbury, London, and Brighton, where the honeymoon is to be spent. They were met with the usual demonstrations of good feelings, emphasized with showers of rice, old shoes, &c. The bride's presents were exceed- ingly numerous and costly. We are compelled to hold the same over until next week through want of space.
LAMPETER. CONSERVATISM.â€”The annual general meeting of the Cardiganshire Conservative Association was held at Lampeter on Wednesday last. Major LeVjres,\>t"fyglyn Aeron, chairman of the Asso- ( ciation, presided. The usual routine business having been disposed of, Major Lewes, to the regret of all present, tendered his resignation. Col. Davies-Evans was elected chairman for the ensuing year. THE CLUB.â€”Another of those delightful club re-unions was held at the Old National School- room on Wednesday night. The room was taste- fully decorated for the occasion, and excellent arrangements made for the refreshment of the dancers. The room was well filled, and dancing was kept up until an early hour. We are glad to find that the Conservative Club in this town exhibits such decided proofs of vitality. The number of members steadily increases, and the institution forms a valuable centre of political life in the district. These clubs established on firm footing in the leading towns of the county promise to become a power in the land. How is it that neighbouring counties do not attempt to follow so good an example ? In the large and important county of Carmarthen there is but one Conservative Club there are at least four other towns where they might be formed with ease and with a certainty of success. Will no one make a move towards this end ?
LAUGHARNE. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.- W e note with pleasure that the name of Mr H. L. David (youngest son of Mrs M. G. David of the Post Office, Laugharnej, heads the scholarship list recently issued by the Llandovery College. Mr David has won a scholar- ship (classics) of tho value of X50. We may mention that this young gentleman's collegiate career has been signalised by a series of successes. THE PAVEMENTS.â€”It is always a pleasant task to report progress. This week we are in a position to state the highly gratifying fact that the long- contemplated workâ€”the repairing of the pave- mentsâ€”has been commenced in real earnest. The flags-from 2i to 3 inches in thicknessâ€”are from the Clynderwen quarry, and care should now be taken to preserve the same. A fruitful source of breakage may be attributed to the fact that in the off-loading of coal the carts are wantonly driven on to the flags. We sincerely hope the state of the hon. treasurer's funds will enable her to prosecute the work until a thorough improvement shall have been effected. WOODMAN SPARE THE TREE.â€”It is much to be regretted that quite recently the "wood-fi?nd" (not the G.O.M.) has been busy at work in this neighbourhood. All the fine old trees in the Hollo- way fields have been felled. Our well-wooded and picturesque scenery of which we were justly proud, is being somewhat ruthlessly demolished. We deplore the loss of these fine trees, but it is useless crying Woodman spare the tree,"for the power of the mighty dollar" is too powerful a factor in the matter. We are informed that the trees along the Hills Road will shortly be cut down. THE MISSES LEACH'S PARTY.â€”The party recently given by the Misses Leach, of Elm House, to the choir of St. Martin's Church, was most thoroughly enjoyed, and appreciated by all who were fortunate enough to be present. After an excellent tea, various games were indulged in, and later on, dancing, when Mrs Lanning accompanied in an admirable and praiseworthy manner. After having spent a most enjoyable evening, the prevailing sentiment was that the Misses Leach were "jolly good ladies," and so say we. The choir deserve encouragement, and the Misses Leach are to be commended for their courtesy and generosity. HARK FORWARD!.â€”Considering that 20 years have rolled by since the last meet of foxhounds in this neighbourhood, it is not surprising that the announcement of the meet at Cross Inn, on Tuesday last, brought together large concourse of spectators. The weather was favourable, the orthodox "southerly wind and cloudy sky" pro- claiming it a hunting morning, was realised on this occasion. The work commenced at Brixtarw wood, and was continued at Lower Llandawke then away to Cwmbrwyn, the fox harking back to Lower Llandawke. Four foxes were started, but not one caught. The neighbourhood teems with foxes just now, and the farmers are naturally anxious to see their number diminish. I
ABERAYRON. LECTURE.â€”The third of the series of lectures promoted by the Governors of the Public Library was delivered at the Assembly Rooom, by Prof. Walker, M.A., of Lampeter College, on Friday evening, the 23rd inst. The lecturer gave an excellent description and history of the Ballad literature of the North." At the end of the lecture, the chairman, Mr Munro Hughes, pro- posed, and the Rev. W. O. Edwards, B.D., seconded a vote of thanks to Professor Walker for coming all the way from Lampeter, to deliver such an interesting discourse, Mr Thomas Davies, postmaster, proposed, and the Rev. D. Jones, B.A., seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman, who together with the lecturer suitably responded.
LLANDILO. THE ENGLISH CONGREGATION A LISTS. â€” Special services were held on Sunday, at the Memorial Hall, in connection with this denomination, when the preacher was the Rev. J. Lloyd Williams, of Cardiff. THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUILD. The weekly meeting was held on Tuesday evening last, at the Mean rial Hall. There was again an increased attendance on this occasion. The following was the programme :â€”Address by the chairman (Rev. D. B. Jones) recitation, Mr Jones, Glancennen; vocal duett, Miss Lewis and Miss Griffiths song, Miss M. A. Thomas recitation, Mr Harry Jones; glee, "The Glwythin," by the choir Reader, Mr C. Jenkins); recitation, Mr D. Williams, New Road paper, Young women's opinion of young men," Miss Magdaline Bowen; harmonium solo, Miss Thomas, Glamorganshire Bank duett on brass instruments, Mr William Howells, and Mr Lewis Thomas. DEMISE. Another link connecting Llandilo's past and present has been lost in the person of Mr David Thomas, of Bank Buildings, who expired on Satu) day. afternoon, at the ripe old age of 78. The deceased was at the time of his death the oldest native inhabitant of Llandilo, where he pursued the avocation of a tailor. He was very fond of literature, and possessed a poetical mind. Many years ago the departed composed an admirable poem to Dynevor Park, for which he earned genuine encomiums. Mr Thomas has gone over to the majority, leaving behind him an unstained reputation. A widow and five grown-up sons and daughters survive to mourn their loss. The remains were interred at the Parish Churchyard on Wednesday, when the funeral was largely and respectably attended. During the obsequies the shops had their shutters up and blinds were drawn in the houses along the route. PETTY SESSIONS.â€”These sessions were held on Saturday last before Messrs J. C. Richardson and J. L. Thomas. Drunkenness: P.S. Henry Evans charged J. R. Jones, junior, Park-street, Bryn- amman, with being drunk and disorderly. Fined 15a 4d including costs.â€”John Thomas, High-street, Ammanford, tin-worker, was charged by P C. Evan Davies with being drunk and refusing to quit licensed premises, viz., the Dynevor Arms, Pantyffynon. Fined 19s including costs.â€”On the complaint of the same constable, George Williams, of Llandebie, was fined 10s 6d including costs, for being drunk on licensed premises. Larceny by a lad: P.C. James Rees, of Cothy Bridge, charged a lad named John Corps with stealing eggs, valued at 7d, the property of John Lewis, of Pengoitre, Llanfynydd. The said John Lewis deposed that the prisoner came into his service in November, 1889. He kept barn door fowls. About two weeks ago, in consequence of what witness heard, he sent for the police. After the constable came. the latter asked the prisoner if he had taken them. The constable then asked the prisoner to whom he had taken the eggs, and he replied to Mrs James, Jiving in the village of Llanfynydd, who kept a a little shop. Witness then asked the prisoner what he got for the eggp, and he said he got tobacco. The prisoner also said he sold the eggs at the rate of two for 3d. John Jones said he lived at Penygoitre aforesaid, and was servant to the last witness. On the r.ight of the luth inst, witness saw the prisoner walking along the road to Llanfynydd with his hands in his pockets. The prisoner said he had fallen, and witness asked him if he had broken the eggs. The prisoner replied he had no eggs. Witness then asked him if he should search him, but he made no reply. Witness felt his pockets from the outside, and felt three things like eggs in each pocket. Witness then said it was too bad for him to take eggs, and he said he was not going to sell them. P.C. James Rees said that from information received on the 14th, he went to Penygoitre farm and saw the defendant. Witness charged him with stealing eggs the property of his master, and cautioned him. The prisoner said he took them "from a box there," pointing to the barn. Mr Lewis the master came to them (the witness and prisoner), and the latter admitted takings eggs ten or eleven times previously. Prisoner said he took them to Eliza James, Llanfynydd. Prisoner nsed to get tobacco or a few pence for the eggs. The value of the eggs would be about 7d. The prisoner did not cross- examine any of the witnessee, and in reply to the formal reading of the charge said, "I stole the eggs." He was fined 2s 6J and costs. LLANDILO SCHOOL BOARD ELDCrION.We had gone to press last week ere we received the telegram announcing the result of this election. In addition to giving such result now we also give the number of plumpers each candidate received together with the number of individual voters, who supported him :Elected :â€”Rev. Towyn Jones, Garnant, 1553â€”plumbers 107, voters, 254; Mr James Rees, Cwmamman, 1419 â€”plumbers 87, voters, 253 Lord Dynevor, 1338 â€”plumpers 71, voters, 330; Mr L. N. Powell, Car- regcennen, 1234,â€”plumpers 72, voters, 273 MrJ. Morris, Garnant, 1221-plumpers 93, voters 196; Mr Herbert Peel, Taliarts Park, 1,184â€”plumpers 53, voters 325; Mr Morgan Davies, Cwmivor, 1,133â€”plumpers 57, voters 262 Major Thomas, Moreb, 1,094â€”plumpers 48, voters 313 Mr Griffith Williams, King's Head, 1,068-plumpers 49, voters 289. Non-elected: Mr Gwynne Hughes, Tregib, 901-plumpers 36, voters 280 Mr Ivor Morris, Pontamman, 801-plumpers 70, voters 119 Mr J. W. Jones, Llandilo, 594â€”plumpers 34, voters 154. The spoilt votes numbered 17. It may be interesting for the sake of comparison to give the state of the poll at the previous election in 1888, which was as follows Elected Mr James Rees, 1,444-plumpers, 87 Mr Gwynne-Hughes, 1,331-plumpers, 59 Mr Thomas Powell, 1,318--plumpers, 73; Lord Dynevor, 1,315â€”plumpers, 76; Mr Herbert Peel, 1,009â€”plumpers, 54; Mr Morgan Davies, 947â€”plumpers, 43; Mr J. B. Morris, 866â€” plumpers, 50 Major Thomas, 864-plumpers, 38; Mr David Bowen, currier, 833â€”plumpers, 31. Non-elected: Mr W. N. Jones, Tirydail, 799â€”plumpers, 33; Rev. Lewis Price, vicar, 599-plumpers, 33; Mr Daniel Be van, Twyn- boli, Cwmamman, 471 plumpers, 19; Mr Samuel Callard, Pontamman, 298-plumpers, 26 Rev. Evan Lloyd, vicar of Bettws, 235-plumpers, 18 Evan Walters, Merdy, Bettws, 150- plumpers, 11; Mr Legge, Cwmamman, 47 â€” plumpers, 4 Mr W. Williams, Bryncethin, Cwmamman, 9â€”plumpers, 1.
MOTHVEY. GENEROSITY.â€”The squire of Buckland,s Mr Gwynne Holford, distributed buns, &c., among the school children of Mothvey lately, and according to the custom observed by the family for generations, distributed a large quantity of blankets, flannels, &c., among the deserving poor of the district. That his life may be a long one unalloyed by any troubles is the earnest prayer of the recipients, who through us wish to tender to him their heartfelt thanks for his kindness. CONCERT.â€”A capital' entertainment was given at the National School, Mothvoy, on Thursday evening last before a good house, when a lengthy and varied programme was gone through most creditably. An excellent chairman was found in Mr Davies, Llwynricket, whose previous expe- riences in this direction seem to have increased his fitness for the post. The admission money amounted to a very respectable sum, and it is to be devoted to the very deserving object of wiping off certain expenses in connection with the school.
LLANDOVERY. THE WEATHER.â€”The change for the better which set in last week still continues. The roads, instead of being hard and slippery, are now wet and tnuddy. Local weather-prophets prediot a mild spring and an early summer. EBENEZER (BAPTIST) CHAPEL ENTERTAINMENT. -On Thursday evening of last week an excellent entertainment was given at the British School, when Mr T. Watkins, brewer, presided. The tact, coolness, and judgment with which he dis- charged the onerous duties of the office proved conclusively that the promoters of the evening's diversion had been fortunate enough to secure a t, model chairman. Few of the various gentlemen who have from time to time held this post at the gatherings in the same building, have been able to get the audience under such complete control without the display of unnecessary arbitrary power. Not onee while the lengthy programme was gone through did he submit to the shout that now and again rose for an encore, but in a courteous yet firm way, told those whose chief delight seems to be to prolong concerts toa wearisome length, that they had decided before commencing that there should be no repetition. The spacious school- room was filled with as many as it could com- fortably hold, and the proceeds, which will be devoted to such a deserving object as augmenting the Sunday School funds, must have represented a very respectable sum. We regret that we are only able to give the names of a few who took part as we failed to secure a programme. The entertainment was opened with a piano solo by Miss Watkins, daughter of the chairman, who discharged the duiies of accompanist from start to finish very efficiently. Mr Gwilym Williams sang several times and with a telling effect so did our humourous friend from Cilycwmâ€” Tidymus Gwenlais." Among the others who took part were Miss Martha Williams, Miss E. Morgan, Miss Herbert, Miss Lewis, Miss Roberts, Miss Harries, Cwmgwyn the Dolaugwinion party, George Harries, &c. At the close a very amusing farce was gone through, all who took part in which represented the various characters most creditably. Mrs Prim (the mistress), was represented by Miss A. Jones servants, Miss Edith E. Jones, Miss Mary Ann Jones, Miss Emma Jones, Miss Harries, Cwmgwynne, &c. Mr Councillor J. R. Price wrote regretting his inability to be present, and enclosed a sub- scription. The proceedings terminated with the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, the solo being taken by Mr Gwilym Williams.
CON WIL CAIO. THE OGOFAU GOLD MiNEs. -The crushing and assaying machinery are in course of being planted, and the tramway is fast approaching completion. During the week fresh gangs of miners have been taken on, and judging from the bustle and stir the scene presents, it is to be hoped that the fame of the romantic and historic mine is on the eve of being resuscitated. ENTERTAINMENT. The annual entertainment in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School of the above place, was held on Friday, the 23rd inst., the Rev. T. Phillips, pastor, acting as chairman. The proceedings, guided by an unusually long programme, were of a miscellaneous character. The weather was anything but what could be desired to ensure the success of the meeting, consequently the attendance was not so large as usual. The chair- man having spoken, called the "bards" to favour those assembled with the effusions of the muae. To this invitation two of the noble fraternity responded, and by dint of astute earing, one was able to discover that the muse had been invoked in no unpromising manner. The children came off well in their respective parts. The rendering of "Rhwyfa dy gwch ynmlaen," by Cor yr Aelwyd, led by the baton (which by the bye was a spectacle case) of Mr Morgan, of Maesgadock, elicited hearty aud well earned cheering. The "Cor" was almost entirely composed of Mr Morgans's servants and tenants, and judging from its performance on Friday night, one may not go wrong in auguring a career of no mean repute to it. Seven items were competitive. The impromptu reading of a non-punctuated piece was won by David Richards, Troedrhiw Wm. Evans, Sexton's Arms, carried off the prize for the bass solo while Eos Caio the only competitor on the soprano solo, was adjudged worthy of the winning standard. In the competition for the best speech on "The advantages accruing from early rising," Tom Lewis, Garth-a boy of eleven summers came first. His speech was delivered with such telling actions, that all present were quite surprised at the performance of the young prodigy T. S. Thomas, Caio, for writing one of Hiraethog's hymns, out of 13 competitors, came first. The singing of the "Friallen" by the Conwil Caio prize choir, brought the proceedings to a very happy termination, and when the ticket seller's till had been viewed it proved that the meeting had also been the means of reaping a very satisfactory balance.
CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd (weather permitting), at White Mill and on Friday, February 6th, at Guildhall Square, Carmarthen each day at 10.30 a. M. THE BRONWYDD BEAGLES will on Saturday, February 7th (weather permitting), at Emlyn Workhouse at 12 o'clock. MR. LLOYD PRICE'S HARRIERS will meet on Monday, February 2nd, at Velingwm-Issaf and on Thursday, February oth, at Halfway House, Talley Road each d ty at 11 a.m. THE TIVYSIDE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, February 2nd, at Rhydiewis Tuesday, February 3rd, at Boncath Friday, February 6th, at Llandyssil; and on Saturday, at Black Cock each day 11 a.m. THE NEUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, February 2nd, at Mydroilin and on Thursday, February 5th, at Dolman Finger Post each day at 10.30. a.m. DOLWILYM FOOT BEAGLES will meet on Tues- day, February 3rd, at "Cumfilin," near Whit- land and on Saturday, February 7th, at Clynderwen each day at 11 o'clock.
BIRTHS. BUCKLEY. On January 25, at the Vicarage, Llandaff, the wife of the Rev J. R. Buckley (formerly of Carmarthen), of a daughter. JONES.â€”January 21st, at Pensarn, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, postman, of a daughter. JONES.â€”January 23rd, at Cottage-row, Peutre- pIth, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, weaver, of a daughter. LEWIS.â€”January 23rd, at Pensarn, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr William Lewis, boiler cleaner, G. W.R., of a daughter. LEWIS.â€”January 27tli, at Priory-street, Carmar- then, the wife of Thomas Lewis, weaver, of a daughter. SAMPSONâ€”January 27th, at Blaenau Lodge, Llandebie, Carmarthenshire, the wife of R. H. Sampson, of a son. MARRIAGES. BOWEN- W ALTERs.-Jalluary 22nd, at Lammas- street Independent Chapel, Carmarthen, by the Rev. D. Evans, pastor, Mr James Bowen, Drefach, near Llandyssul, to Miss Anne Walters, Woods-row, youngest daughter of the late Mr John Walters, gardener, to H. Norton, Esq., Greenhill. THOMASâ€”JAMES.â€”Januaty 20th, at Union-street Chapel, Carmarthen, by the Rev H. Evans, of Llanybri (cousiu of the bride), Mr George Thomas, builder, &c., Llanstephan, to Ellen, the youngest daughter of Mrs -lames, Park Villa (late Park-yr-abbot, Carmarthenshire). DEATHS. BEYNON.â€”January 21st, at Penybont, Talley, .William Beynon, for a great number of years the sexton, gravedigger, &c., at the parish church, aged 76 years. EVANS, January 23rd, at Blaengwastod, near Carmarthen, Henry Evans, son of Mr John Evans, labourer, aged 2 years. EVANs.January 25th, at Parade Road, Carmar- then, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr John Evans, painter, aged 62 years. EDWARDS. January 12th, at 1, Park-street, Swansea, Mr Charlotte Edwards, widow of the late Mr Isaac Edwards, bookbinder, (formerly or Carmarthen), aged 78 years. HARRIES. On January 21, at Victoria House, Mertbyr Tydfil, the residence of Dr. Ward, J.P., Louisa Mary, only daughter of the late John and Grace Harries, of Newcastle Emlyn, and niece of John Samuel, of 14, Bartridge-road, Cardiff. JONES.â€”January 28th, at Wood's-row, Carmar- then, William, third son of Mr John Jones, aged 18 years. LEWIS.â€”January 27th, at Priory-street, Carmar- then, Anne, the wife of Mr Thomas Lewis, weaver, aged 25 years. L Ewis. -Jail uary 27th, at Priory-street, Carmar- then, Mary, infant daughter of Mr Thomas Lewis, weaver. MORRIS.â€”January 29th, at John-street, Carmar- then, William Morris, town councillor, aged 85 years. REES.â€”January 27th, at Little Water-street, Carmarthen, Thomas, son of Mr David Rees, blacksmith, aged 8 years. TIPPING.â€”January 25th, at the Lion Royal Coffee Tavern, Spilman-btreet, Carmarthen, Mr Wm. Tipping, aged 36 YÃª.U5.
of his neighbourhood, and is an experienced and practical gentleman. It is alleged that the Nonconformist pulpit was once more eligaged,in this fight at Cwmamman. No sooner is a religious service over in these chapels than an active canvass is set on foot for a School Board Election. Nonconformist p aces of worship are indiscriminately used for a manner of meetings, from a solemn prayer meeting to the rowdy penny reading and political clap trap. Too often do we see congregations treated to a seemingly earnest and fervent appeal for brotherly love and meekness, with a prayer uttered with profound feeling of reverence only to be rudely followed with all the vehe. mence of political partisanship. The minister and the deacon, while engaged in their reli- gious observances, impress one with the belief that they are quite incapable of taking any part in party wrangles and fights for supre- macy on School Boards and County Councils. But no sooner are the few minutes devoted to this outward show of religion over than the same men enter, if possibl er 6 earnestness into these fights, and besmear their opponents with all manner of dishonour- actions and motives. It is gratifying to find that the most intelligent amongst them gra- dually begin to realise these facts, and leave p.eir tormer assooiates to join the Established ^ourch. We sincerely congratulate the Con- servatives of Llandilo for their successful efforts in returning their able and esteemed candidates, despite the fierce opposition of their Radical friends.