OUR SHORT STORY. ¡ CIRCUMVENTED. The only secret in the household of Mr. and Mrs. John Amory did not belong to them. but had been entrusted to their keeping by Charles Charlton, an old friend of both. who was generally accounted a. ne'er-do-well. Charlie Charlton, before he grew bitter, used to say when anybody asked if there was euch a thing as luck in the world, that there existed plenty of bad luck, as his career proved, and it is true that, despite certain advantages of birth and education, this young man was born, or appeared to have been born. under an unlucky star. Hia father was a rich man, and Charlie was his only child, yet the stem. taciturn, and gloomy father never sought to win his boy's love, and seemed not to demand his confi- dence. The boy. therefore, started handi- capped in life despite material advantages. "Until I was sixteen years old." the young man used to say. I don't believe my father arer knew whether I went to school or not. He used to see me at breakfast and dinner, but never exchanged a dozen words with me at either meal. If it hadn't been for poor old Margaret, who had charge of the house since my mother's death, he wouldn t have known if I needed clothes. But I did go to school— a public school—because all the other children in our neighbourhood went, and if I had remained at home I should have died of lone- liness. So I never missed a day. Much good my punctuality did me." The elder Charlton was attorney for a few e«ber and safe corporations, and nearly every night closeted himself in his library with a mass of paper3. He was troubled with very little company, and until a. taste for the theatre developed in hia son. that youth used to dawdle about, fall asleep in the dining- room. and find the hour between dinner and bed-time distressingly long. During the period of his callow time Charlie began to try to copy pictures from the illustrated papers, and it was not very long before he fancied himself an artist. With the first scratches of hia untutored pencil old Margaret proclaimed him a "born painter." In fact. with consideralbe fear of the result, but with determination, the faithful soul knocked at the library door one night and showed Mr. Charlton an example of hia son's talent. The result justified her fear. The rugged old man pooh-poohed the effort, tore it up. and said: "Send him to bed; he can't waste his time so badly if he's asleep." Shortly after this Charles turned his eigh- teenth birthday, and his father sent for him to come into the library. SJarsraret was the messenger, and she found trie lad sprawling over the dining-table. with water-colours mixed in the saucers, and engaged in copy- ing in colour Da Vinci's "Last Supper"—no less. "Your father wants you—what do you be doin ?" said Margaret all in one breath. "Look a.t that," exclaimed Charlie oon- fidently. "Isn't it good?" The rloth is am like linen as two paze," said Margaret admiringly; "but. ah. the mess you're makin'. Run away in with yon. The master wants you." '*My father?" "Yes. an' I think he'll be wantin' to send you to school." "Bolly!" said Charlie, rising hastily, and in his excitement overturning a saucer of paint on his coat. He wiped it off with a napkin, while Kargaret scolded, lamented, a.nd advised all at once. "Go and change your coa.t, there's a dear," she said. "What's the use. Margaret?" answered the boy: "he'll never notice." Mr. Charlton's proposition was to take C^ irhe into hie law office. "I suppose you can read and write," he said grimly, "and if you have any brains at all I'll teaeh you to reason." "Yes. sir. I can read and write." said Cha.rlie sullenly (he was always at his worst in his father's presence), "but I don't want to learn the other thing." "What, to rea80n?" "No, sir. to be a lawyer." "Probably you would like to go to college? Well, you can't. I don't believe in it. What do yon want to make of yourself?" "I'd like to be an artist," said Charlie. "An artist—to draw pictures like the one MaTgaret showsd me? Nonsense. Put that out of your head—it will never buy your salt. If you don't want to accept my offer. I'll not force you. Stay on at the high school for a year longer, and then decide on what you'll work at, for I promise y.ou you'll have to work. I did." This ended the interview—an unsatisfactory one to both parties, for it convinced Charlie that his father hated him. and it confirmed the father in his impression that his son was a dunce. Its worst effect, however, was to bolster up Margaret's belief that her boy was a born painter. Charlie had some doubts about this until his father's rough speech: after that he felt positive that nature and fate both intended him to be an artist. Hitherto he had made but little progress under a process of self-tuition which consisted mainly in copying from pictures and colour- ing his outlines "out of his own head." Now he decided to procure instruction, and sur- reptitiously he did so. That was mistake number one in poor Charlie Charlton's career. A little considera- tion, a. little sympathy, might have shown him the error he was making before too many years had been wasted, but his father gave him neither, and at twenty the boy had his way. Six months afterwards he opened a little studio, furnished it with the queer flotsam and jetsam of an artist's life. and began to paint "au serieux." Mr. Charlton had agreed to allow his son a small income, and it was paid to him promptly. At this period Charlie. as everybody called him. seemed to be perfectly happy. It is true that he never, by any chance, sold a picture, but this was only a crumpled rose leaf, for Charlie used to laugh and say frankly that hia works weren't worth a purchase. A couple of years of studio life. some debts, of course, some complications, and then young Charlton made another mistake-the crowning one. When his fortunes were at their lowest ebb he married his own model. The elder Charlton. when he heard of this etep, promptly stopped the allowance, and cut his son's name out of his will. That might have been endured, but the marriage itself was most unhappy. Nobody ever said a kind word about the young wife, but she may have been driven to it by poverty. At all events, she went on in the chorus of a musical comedy, and. as her figure had grown too blowsy to serve any longer for an artist's model, it was, perha.ps, the only thing she could do. But, if all that was reported was true, she found the temptations to lead a free-and-easy life too great to overcome. Young Charlton was aeked to leave his studio, where he had difficulty to meet the rent, and all on account of the visits paid him by a boisterous wife. After this sort of thing had been going on for a couple of years, Charlton, who had been best man a.t the wedding of the Amorys, went out to their modest little cottage at Scarboro. and seemed to be in a. most depressed and sombre mood. "I'm going to cut the whole thing, and try Paris for a year," he said to his friends. "Perhaps over there I'll learn how to dra.w. Everybody criticises my drawing." "Are you going alone?" queried Rose Amory tremulously, for she hoped he was catting his disgraceful wife as well. "Oh. yes." said Charlton. lIe spent the afternoon with the pair and remained to dinner. At its close, he handed John Amory a small package, like a jeweller's box. and said: "This ia my only treasure, and, as you two are my only friends, I'm going to ask you to take charge of it. Keep it safely for me for a year, will you? If at the end of that time I haven't reclaimed the box. destroy it." John and Rose promised, and. soon after. Charlton took his leave, and his sympathetic friends had a chance to talk over his wasted life. Rose's curiosity about the treasure was very great, and she fairly tingled to open the box and see what it contained; but John. solemnly looked it up in a drawer in the tiny library- table, and there it reposed for a year. During the twelve months nothing was heard from Charlton, although his friends wondered sadly if he was getting on or growing poorer and more hopeless all the time. But towards the close of the year great events happened. ..First, the newspaper published accounts of sad ending in Bellevue Hospital of Mabel Charlton. a once promising soubrette, and John and Roe-e knew. if few other people did. that one of the fetters of their friend had been broken by death. Then they saw an advertisement for Charles Charlton or knowledge of his whereabouts in one of the daily papers. About the same date they learned that old Mr. Charlton had died. They put the two facts together, and came to the conclusion that the elder Charlton had forgiven hia son on his death-bed. Next day John Amory called at the lawyer's address, which had been given in the news- paper. and told about Charlton's intention to go abroad. He learned that wha<t he had sur- mised was true, and a goodly inheritance had fallen to Charles Charlton from his father. "I will have the notice printed in the Paris journals." said the lawyer, "and no doubt we shall soon hea.r from the young man." Greatly rejoicing. John went home to Roee. "Isn't it splendid, John?" she cried. "I don't know any one I'd like to see happy more than poor Charlie Charlton." Then she thought for a moment and finally said: 'The year is up. Can't we look at his treasure now?" "But he will probably soon return now," replied her husband. "Hadn't we better wait until he does?" "John Amory," said Rose tragically, "I've waited a year to see what that box holds, and I can't contain my curiosity any longer." The upshot of the argument was that in a few minutes Rose held tihe package in her hand. Do yon suppose it contains a. jewel?" she asked- "Nonsense," JQJaa. "1.1 Oariia had owned a jewel of price, it would have gone to the pawnbroker's long ago." The outside wrapping was taken off and a small jeweller's box was revealed. On opening it, inside was found, reposing in cotton, what looked like an ordinary lump of sugar. "It*8 a hoax!" cried Rose. "So it looks," said John, "but why should Charlie have spoken so solemnly about it." "John," cried ROBe suddenly. "I wonder if it can 00-" then she paused. "What isit you are wondering?" asked John. But Rose only looked thoughtful for a few moments. When she spoke again it was to say: "I'll give Charlie Charlton a piece of my mind for fooling me so. If he does not return soon without knowing anything of his good fortune. I mean to tease him by keeping him in suspense. Promise me. John, that you will let me tell about the money his father left him. Promise you won't tell first." John promised, and the treasure (?) was re- packed and again locked up in the library drawer. Next day, while Rose was out marketing, who should come in to John but Charlie Charlton. brat looking so shabby, so old, and so worn that his friend was shocked. "It a no use," said the traveller. "I can't get on. I never will have a chance. I've tried everything and cannot earn enough to more than keep body and soul together. I'm a derelict." John smiled to think that Charlie little knew his chance bad come at last. He prayed for Rose to return, and tell the good news, for. as he had promised to let her tell it. he meant to keep his word. "Did you know your wife was dead?" he asked. Charlton smiled bitterly. "A man must have sunk pretty low," he said, "when even that is good news. But I come for another purpose. I come for my box—my treasure. Have you got it still?" "Yes." said John, unlocking the drawer and handing it to Charlton, who unwrapped it. took out the lump of sugar, and solemnly swallowed it. "Good-bye. old man," she said to John. "I must be going. I don't want to die in the house." "Die gasped John. "Then that was poison! "Yes." eaid Charlton. "a deadly poison; I will be gone in an hour: through for ever with this miserable failure of life. I wanted to take it a year ago. but I promised myself another trial. I've had it. and failed. Good-bye!" "You shan't go." shouted John. "Is there no antidote? Why, man. your father is dead: ne tert you all ins money!" Charlie Charlton's face turned livid. "Oh, if you had told me that a few minutes before "I would, but I had promised Eose "Eose—who is talking of me?" said that young woman, running into the room. "Rose. Rose." cried her husband, "he has eaten that lump of sugar!" "Well, what of it?" "It's poison!" "Nonsense," said Rose, "it's not poison. Perhaps the one Charlie left here was; but this is out of my own sugar-bowl. When I saw that lump of sugar I suspected something like this, so I just threw it into the fire and sub- stituted another. Charlie Charlton's colour returned slowly. He drew a long breath, and cried devoutly— "Thank Heaven!" Yon had better thank Rose," said her hus- band.
BETTING CASE COLLAPSES. CHARGE AGAINST A TALYWAIN LICENSEE. The justices presiding at Pontypool Police- court on Saturday (Mr. Alfred Addams Wil- liams in the chair) were engaged for a great length of time in hearing a prosecution under the Betting Act of 1853 and the Licensing Act of 1872. The defendant was George Cecil, beer- house-keepei, who was charged with allowing his licensed premises, the Black Horse. Taly- wain, to be used in contravention of the Acts named. Mary Williams, Talywain, married woman, was summoned for assisting in con- ducting the business of the inn for unlawful purposes. She was further charged with Hannah Walters, Pontnewynydd. with aiding and abetting the landlord in the unlawful usage of the house on October 16. Mr. Horace Lyne. solicitor, Newport, appeared on behalf of the police. Mr. Corner, barrister. Hereford. represented Mn. Walters, and Mr. Parsons, barrister, Newport, appeared for Cecil and Mrs. Williams, while Mr. W. H. 0. Bythway watched the case on behalf of the owner of the house. Police-constable Vaughan. stationed at GarIto diffaith, stated that on the 16th of October, about 1.15 in the afternoon, he was passing the Black Horse, when he saw through the tap. room window Mary Williams and Hannah Walters. He went in. and found them lean- over a table, on which was about 13s. in money and betting tickets. Mary Williams ran into another room. and Hannah Walters tried to get away. The latter said that that was the first time for her "to go there," but witness had seen her there several times before. Police-sergeant Jones now gave evidence aa to the conversations and the tickets seized, which, he said, bore the names of horses which ran in the Cesarewitch the day previous. He was about to refer to a newspaper, but Mr. Corner objected. Mr. Corner submitted that he had no case to answer for several reasons. The officers saw money and tickets pass between the female defendants, but not a word was spoken, nor was anything in any sense or shape said to show the character of the proceedings in which the parties were engaged, and all that they (the police) could do was to assume that the money was passed for betting. To go into a. public-house and make a casual bet was no offence whatever, and. further. Mrs. Williams could not have aided and abetted Cecil because he was not on the premises at the time the offence was committed. Mr. Parsons said that Cecil could not be convicted under the sub-section of the Licens- ing Act under which he was charged unless it could be showp that he had wilful know- ledge of the betting which was alleged to have been carried on. and. again. Section 3 of the Betting Act of 1853 only made it an offence for a man to let the use of his house for betting where he wilfully and knowingly permitted it, and, that being 90, there had been no evidence to show that he was guilty of this. After a brief retirement, the Chairman said the magistrates were of the strongest opinion that the police were perfectly justified in bringing the case forward, but the evidence was not sufficient to justify a conviction. The defendants. therefore, were dismissed.
COUNTY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION. The annual meeting of the members of the Welsh County Schools Association took place at Shrewsbury on Saturday.—The President (Mr. W. Lewis. B.A.. Llanelly). commenting on the Education Bill, regretted that secondary education was altogether lost sight of in the confusion and tumult. They were told that Germany owed her industrial and commercial progress to her splendid system of secondary education. It was the backwardness of Eng- land in that respect that first made necessary an Education Bill, but that fact was lost sight of by extreme partisans on both sides, who cared not a snap of their fingers for the great education question, which they were doing their utmost to jeopardise. The president said an event had happened during the year which would have a more far-reaching and permanent effect upon the welfare of the country than half a doaen Education Bills of the kind that the country is just now divided upon. He referred to the very quiet, almost unobstrusive, Order in Council which had been passed, and which provided for the registra- tion of teachers. This made for thoroughness. order, and discipline, and provided an atmos- phere inimical to quacks.—The Rev. Preben- dary Moss (headmaster of Shrewsbury School) read a paper on "Unity among Secondary Teachers, its Value, and now to Foster it." and among the other business transacted was the passing of a resolution, "That, in the opinion of the association, it would be in the true interests of education if the University of Wales were to accept the Central Welsh Board senior certificate stage of history for the purposa of matriculation without specify- ing any period."
SUNDAY DRINKING AT CAERPHILLY Further advice to publicans was given by Mr. E. W. M. Corbett at Caerphilly Police- court on Tuesday in connection with the cases in which David Jones. 40. and William Reeø, 40. lahourers, Senghenydd. were charged with Sunday drinking on the 12th ult. at the White Lion Hotel. Caerphilly. When approached by Inspector Davies at the hotel defendants said they were on their way look- ing for work.—Mr. Corbett said he and his colleague did not believe defendants' stories as to their seeking employment. He thought that the licensed victuallers did not exercise adequate precautions as to whom they sup- plied drink—especially at Caerphilly. It was very foolish of them. aa they would be trapped some day. Defendants were fined 10s. and costs each-—Matthew Hiokly and William Amos, colliers, Cilfynydd, were also fined 10s. and costs each for similar offences at the Crown Inn. Nelson.
RAILWAY COMPANY FINED. At Carmarthen County Petty Sessions on Saturday Police-constable William Jameå charged the London and North Western Rail- way Company with neglecting to limewash their cattle pens at Abergwili Station, on October 11. in accordance with the order issued by the Board of Agriculture under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act. Mr. Bishop, solicitor. London. defended the com- pany. It transpired that the order makes it compulsory upon railway companies to lime- wash cattle pens within a day after each time 01 use. The evidence showed that this was not done at Abergwili, and a fiae of4aa. and costs was imposed.
CARDIFF TEETOTALERS AND THE TRADE. At a. meeting of the Cardiff Corporation sitting as a general purposes committee on Monday, part of the business was to consider selections for filling up vacancies on the various committees. Mr. Robert Bird at the outset proposed "That no member of the council who is interested in the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be eligible to sit upon the watch committee." Some time ago, he said. a Committee was appointed to consider the question, and that Committee made a recommendation on the lines that he now proposed, but it was not adopted. That was one reason why he pro- posed the resolution. Another reason was that it would be in the interests of the trade itself. He would be sorry to enter into anything of a personal character in connection with the resolution, but he thought that it was undesi- rable that members of the council should be placed in a position where their conduct could be called into question. He also proposed it in the interests of the police. It would be almost more than human to suppose that the police had not the fear of the watch com- mittee before their eyes. Unfortunately, the bulk of the work done by the police arose out of excessive drinking, and it was hardly human to suppose that the police -T"1 11 X T--Slrbl ( 0"mEticLC3 I HI., TERM IN f\ CDN'>PIC.lll)U') MNN tiF-K could carry out their duties if those interested in the trade were sitting upon the committee. He also proposed the resolution in the interests of public justice. Mr. Kidd said that he would' second the motion, because he was sure that no licensed victualler in the town would object-so long as men of opposite views were not allowed to sit on the committee either. (Laughter, and "Hear, hear ") There was sure to be a little bias on each side Mr. Evans remarked that the council decided some time ago how the watch committee should be appointed. In answer to questions, the Deputy Town- clerk said that the retiring members this year were the mayor (Mr. F. J. Beavan), Alderman Sanders, Mr. J. W. Courtis. and Mr. J. Chappell. Mr. Veall raised the point of order that the resolution could not be accepted, and the Mayor, after consulting the deputy town- clerk, ruled to that effect. Mr. R. Bird: Why* The Deputy Town-clerk: For one thing, because the law provides that every member elected to this council can sit on any com- mittee. You cannot go behind the general law. You may oppose any individual mem- bers when their names com6 up. but you can, not do so as a class. Mr. Bird: That is just what I wanted to avoid. The principle obtains in Birmingham, Liverpool, and other places. Mr. T. Andrews asked why the subject was introduced. Several members interested in the trade had served on the watch com- mittee. Had they dona anything against the interests of the town? This was an attack upon certain members of the corporation, and he was sorry that at the first meeting of the new council that sort of "class" feeling should be introduced. He proposed that Mr. Roberts should take the place of Mr. Chappell. Mr. Robert Bird repudiated the intention to reflect upon any class. It was wrong to say that because he proposed a resolution of that kind he wanted to do injustice to a, class. Mr. T. Andrews: Well, I have a right to my own opinion about that. Mr. Veall again raised a point of order. The proposal amounted to a new standing order, which the general purposes committee could not deal with. Mr. Kidd withdrew from seconding the pro- posal. Mr.Sidney Robinson: Then I will second it. The Town-clerk ruled that the proposal could not be carried. The committee had no power to say that a certain class should not be elected. Suppose they said that Liberals or any other party could not be elected to the committee—it would be a great injustice, and the principle would be wrong. If there was any objection against a certain member it should be brought forward when he waa proposed for election. Mr. Bird then altered his proposal to read. "That it is inadvisable that any member of the council who is interested in the sale of intoxicating drinks should be placed upon the watch committee." I Mr. W. L. Yorath asked if that was in order. The Town-clerk: It is only an opinion—it is inoperative. Mr. Kidd: Then I will second that. The Mayor: And I must rule that it can only be put into operation by objecting to individual names. Mr. Bird: Then I hope no gentleman will regard it as a personal matter if he is objected to. Alderman Carey: But I must take it as a. personal matter. Alderman S. A. Brain: So must I. Alderman Carey added that Mr. Bird had tried to shield himself behind the law, but was i w CARF-Y 0-M FUBLIC SENTIMENT" ruled out of order. Then he tried to shield himself behind a general resolution, and also tried to mislead the council. The Mayor ruled the proposal out of order. Mr. M. Thomas: Do I understand that the resolution in its present form is not in order. The Mayor: I have ruled so. Mr. Morgan Thomas: But it is a resolution expressing an opinion. (Loud cries of "Order, order.") The Mayor: I cannot allow any member to call in question the legal ruling of the town- clerk. Mr. M. Thomas: There is nothing preventing a discussion on & ruling of the town-clerk. (Loud cries of "Order! ") Several nominations were then made. includ- ing MeEars. Roberts, Courtis, M. Thomas, Robert Bird, Alderman Carey, Crossman, and F. A. Fox. Alderman Carey withdrew. Mr. Robert Bird: I propose that Mr. Fox take the place of Alderman Jacobs. (Cries of dissent, amid which several voices said, He does not retire this year.") Mr. Bird: Well, then I propose the name of Alderman Ramsdale in the place of Alderman Jacobs. (Interruption). Mr. S. O. Williams said that if it would give Mr. Robert Bird any comfort he would retire. He was the only real publican on the council, and. in spite of Mr. Bird's honeyed words, he could only regard the motion as an attack— and a cowardly attack—upon himself. (Cries of "Hear, hear," and No.") Mr. Bird: I didn't know yot were on the committee. Mr. 8. O. Williams: Well, I must aecept that. But. at the same time, I cannot help regarding the motion as an attack upon myself. I have nev-sr had a complaint made against my house, and have been even more careful since I became a member of this corporation. This is the first time I have evei- heard in this room anything said as to how a man gains his living. Perhaps if some of the other members were examined their lives would not be so clear. Mr. W. L. Yorath thought that if Mr. Bird was animated by such a spirit of justice as he had intimated, either he or his son should withdraw from the committee.' He had levelled Ila proposal against a class, but it would have been more manly—although, perhaps. leas con- venient-if he had leveUed it against indivi- duals. If there was an objection in the fact that a member of the committee was connected with the trade, surely a. man of Mr. Bird's pronounced views ought to retire. Mr. Charles Bird said that he wished to with- draw from the committee. Mr. Jenkins thought it would be perfectly right to place Mr. Robert Bird on the com- mittee in place of Mr. Hallett. Mr. Chappell recommended Mr. Veall to read the reports of what had taken place at Liver- pool, Bradford, and other places. Mr. Veall: Is there a breath of suspicion against the Cardiff police. (Loud cries of "Hear, hear.") The Mayor, in calling for order, said that be had had more trouble with that meeting than with any other during the year. Mr. Robert Bird: Although I have been charged with all this bigotry and personal feeling, we know that the trade is the parent of nine-tenths of the crime and misery and destitution in the town. (Cries of "No, no.") I am here to represent public opinion in the town, and I have public sentiment behind me. The present Government (Mr. Bird continued) had appointed a Royal Commission, and it had made a recommendation similar-,to the proposal that he now made. Mr. Veall: Is it law? Mr. Bird replied that if the Government had acted honestly it would have become law by now. He was for the good government and sobriety of the town of Cardiff. Alderman Carey said that there were other members of the council who represented the ratepayers and had "public sentiment" behind them When they were elected there WAS no question of their honesty. It seemed that Mr. Bird was willing to let them sit npon the burial board, but not upon the, watch committee, and he wished to debar them from fulfilling the duties that they were elected to earry out. The members of the corporation who were connected with the trade had their feelings, and they resented the attempt to degraio them in the eyes of the town. HA would not object to a proper agrt ement under which it those connected with the trade were debarred rabid teeto- talers should be debarred aJso. (Cries of Hear, hear.") But the council should not brand men whose characters were above sus- picion. Mr. Morgan Thomas proposed that the whole matter should be referred to a sub-committee. Mr. Sidney Robinson seconded, and Mr. Robert Bird supported. This was agreed to by fourteen to ten. and the following members were selected to form the sub-committee:—The Mayor, Alderman Carey, Alderman Ramsdale, Alderman David Jones, Messrs. Sidney Robinson, Kidd, and Chappell.
NAMES OF THft SUGGESTED MEMBERS. With the greatest difficulty we have been able to ascertain the result of the meeting of the sub-committee appointed by the Cardiff Town Council on Monday to select the mem- bers of the watch committee, after the motion of Mr. Robert Bird to ex-clude licensed vic- tuallers. We give below the names of the members suggested by the sub-committee, and in a parallel column the names of the old members. In view of the discussion on Mr. Robert Bird's motion, the comparison is inte- resting. The old members retire in rotation, so that the constitution of the committee cannot be changed at one sweep. Hence the new committee, as given below, must be taken only as a suggestion from the sub-com- mittee. The mayor for the time being ip the chairman of the watch committee:- SUGGESTED NEW I COMMITTEE. OLD COMMITTEE. Alderman David Jones Alderman Jacobs Alderman Trounce Alderman D. Jones Alderman Eamsdale AJderman Sanders Coun. Tho3. Andrews Coun. Lloyd Mevrick Councillor F. Fox Councillor Jenkins Coun. Edward Thomas Councillor Evans Coun. W. L. Yorath Councillor Hallett Councillor Richards Councillor L. Morgan Councillor Blow Councillor Bird Councillor Veall Councillor Norman Councillor Robinson Councillor Courtis Councillor C. H. Bird Councillor Chappell Councillor Mildon Councillor Williams Councillor Blow.
VICARAGE OF LLANDILO. PROFESSOR ROBERT WILLIAMS ACCEPTS THE LIVING. The living of Llandilo. which is in the gift of the Bishop of St. David's, has been offered to the Rev. Robert Williams, M.A., professor of Welsh and Modern History at St. David's College, Lampeter, who has accepted. It may be added, also. that Profeseor Williams has accepted the office of rural dean of the Deanery of Llandilo. and thus the new vicar' will appeal in both capa- cities.. as did his predecessor, the Rev. Lewis Price. The announcement that Pro- fessor-Williams has accepted will give wide- spread satisfaction. Had the choice of an incumbent been left to the parishioners them- selves or to the suffrages of the whole diocese and the new vicar been a candidate, his popu- larity with the clergy and laity in St. David's is such that the votes would be nearly all on one side. Mr. Williams is a native of the county which has of all the counties of Wales produced most clergymen, and he poseeeses the further recommendation of being an old Lampeter man. He was a scholar of his college in the early eighties, and took an excellent degree in 1885. Taking advantage of the affiliation scheme, be proceeded to Merton College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in Modern History, graduating in 1888, and taking his M.A. in 1892. So brilliant was his career at the university that the authorities in 1888 invited him to return to Lampeter to fill the chair of Welsh and Modern History, an honour of which any man might be proud. At Lampeter Professor Williams held the sinecure rectory of Llan- ddewl-Velfrey, the income of which forms part of the endowments of the college. His old alina mater looks upon him as one of its brightest sons, and. in common with the Church in Wales generally, expeots much from him in future. He has established a reputation for scholarship, and it is said that he knows as much about the Mabinogion as ever the Kqighta of the Round Table themselves did. Principal Rhys at the recent reunion at Lam- peter referred to him as my friend." with a. special emphasis on the latter word. He is. in fact, everybody's ftiend-BA the students who have passed through his hands and those who are left behind can well testify. The people of Llandilo will soon discover that the right man has come among thejm. and the Oburch in that parish and deanery cannot fail to profit by his wisdom and geniality and broadmindectne88 as much as by his great abilities and his sound Churchmanship.
INTIMIDATION CASES AT RISCA. David Fletcher. Arthur Hiscox, Frank His- cox, and Fred Hiscox, four young iron sheet- workers. were jointly charged at Newport County Police-court on Saturday with assault- ing Jamta Taylor, another young ironworker. Fred and Frank Hiscox were further charged with assaulting Richard Leech. Mr. Digby Powell appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Lyndon Moore defended. According to the prosecutors' story, two of the defendants had been discharged at the Pontymister Steelworks, and the two com- plainants were engaged by the management to take their places. Leech and Taylor went to Risca from Newport on Monday last, and as they were proceeding to the works they were met by the defendants, who told them they had no right to come and take their places. The complainants endeavoured to explain matters to the men. and just as they were doing so the defendants struck them. They afterwards followed Leech and Taylor into the works and again assaulted them. Taylor. in particular, being very badly bruised about the face. In consequence of the disturbance the newly-engaged men were in bodily fear of starting work for a few days. For the defence, it was argued that two of the men had acted as "peacemakers," and that the complainant Taylor had sustained the injuries to his face by falling on the railway in a scuffle. The Bench sentenced David Fletcher and Arthur and Fred Hiscox to one month's im- prisonment, with hard labour; while Frank Hiecox was fined £5. or fourteen days, and further bound over to keep the peace for six months.
PAWNBROKER CENSURED. Sarah Musgrove and Selina. Rushbrook were charged at Bridgeud Police Court on Satur- day with stealing a watch from the person of William Howells, of Coity, whilst he was at the York Hotel on the 30th of August, and Ebenezer Rushbrook was charged with receiv- ing the watch, knowing it to be stolen pro- perty.—Inspector Evans proved tracing the watch and arresting the prisoners. All three were sentenced to one month's hard labour. At the close of the case the Inspector com- plained of the conduct of a. Maeeteg pawn- bloker named Edward Kern, with whom the watch ha.d been pawned. He had told the police on their making inquiries that he knew nothing about the watch. The last enquiry was made on the day the prisoners were arrested, and he then denied having received it. Further inquiries were made wio the result that the pawnbroker brought the watch to Bridgend, and the chairman of the justices (Mr. William Llewellyn) severely reprimanded him, and said if he were not more careful he, too, would find himself in the prisoner's dock.
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COLOFN Y CYMRY ] f! [GAN «IDRISWYN."] MAER NEWYDD CAERDYDD. Gwn y bydd Cymru Gyfan yn cyd-r lawenhau a mi ar dderbyniad y newydd fod y Cynghorwr Edward Thomas C'Cock- farf") wedi ei ddewis gyda'r unfrydedd mwyaf ag oedd yn bosibl yn Faer Caer- dydd am y flwyddyn ddyfodol, ao y mae hyny yn gymaint o anrhydedd ar Gaer- dydd ei hunan ag yw ar ei dewisol ddyn. Fe deflir i wyneb Caerdydd yn ami gan rai yn byw o bellder ei bod yn anghym- reig ei hysbryd, yn coleddu syniadau lied isel a.m Gymru'n gyffredinol, ae nad oes ganddi un oydymdeimlad a phethau anwylaf a mwyaf cysegredig y Cymro; ond y mae'r anrhydedd sydd wedi ei osod l ar y Cymro "Cochfarf" yn ddigon i wrth- brofi y cyfryw ddychmygion. Er ei fod yn Rbyddfrydwr i'r cam. yn ddirwestwr cydwybodol a selog, ao yn wrthwynebydd di-ildio i bob gwaith diangenrhaid ar y Sabbath, etc yr oedd yr holl Gynghor, yn cynwys dynion yn credu yn hollol wahanol iddo ar y cwestiynau hyny, yn unfrydol yn eu detrisiad o hono i lanw y swydd uchai a phwysicaf ao anrhydedd- usaf yn nhref boblog Caerdydd; mewn gair, yr oeddynt yn foddlawn i ymddiried iddo dynghed ac urddas ein tref am y flwyddyn nasaf. Y mae ynta. wedi derbyn yr alwad fel Oymro dewrgalon, ac yr wyf yn eithaf sicr na rydd un achofi, i'r Cynghor edifarhau o herwydd ei ddewis- iad. EI HENAFTAID. Y mae llwyddiant a dyrchafiad y Cynghorwr Thomas mor eithriadol a llawn o wersi i Gymry ieuainc; yn cynwys y fath symbyliad i ymroddiad i wasanaethu mewn cylchoedd dinesig, ac i lynu wrth iaith a thraddodiadau a ohrefydd eu tadau, fel y mae'n werth adrodd hanes ei fywyd. Fe gred llawer fod yn an- mhosibl i GYITro1 heb wadu ei iaith a dynwared y Sais yn mhobpeth, yn neill- duol yn ei bethau salaf; taflu dros y bvrnM ei syniadau am fywyd cymdeith- asol a'i olygiadau crefyddol: y mae'r grediniaeth, meddaf, yn llawer rhy gyff- redin, nad yw'n ddichonadwy i Gvmro neu Gymraes ddringo i sefyllfaoedd aji- rhydeddus ac urddasol heb ymddihattru o'u holl nodweddion Cymreig. Ond y mae hanes bywyd "Cochfarf" yn chwalu y ddamcaniaeth hono i bedwar gwynt y nef- oedd. Ganwyd ef yn 1853—o hen deulu cyfrifol mewn ffermdy o'r enw Nantmwth, Bettws, Morganwg—hen a.rdal enwog am eisteddfodau a ehyfarfodydd llenyddol. Collodd ei dad pan yn ddeg oed ond gan iddo gael ei fendithio a mam ofalus a rhinweddol, a'i fod dan ddylanwad iachusol yr Y sgol Sul, gogwyddodd o'i ieuenctyd i bleidio egwyddorion sobrwydd a rhinwedd ae i gymeryd dyddordeb Y11 llwyddiant ei wlad. Wedi trenlio ei brentisiaeth fel saer, bu yn gweithio am rai blynyddau yn mro ei euedigaeth a Hengoed, lie y cyfarfyddodd a'i wraig—■ Miss Cook, merch i Dr. Cook, yr hwn oedd feddyg o gryn enwogrwydd. Yn 1878 daeth i Gaerdydd, a. bu yn gweithio ar y Neuadd Drefol as yn cynorthwyo i wneud yr sdeilad yr eistedda ynddo yn awr bron yn ddvddiol, naill ai fel cyng- horydd ai fel ynad heddwch. Yn y flwyddyn ganlynol ymbriododd a Miss Cook, yr hon a brofodd yn ymgeledd gym- hwys iddo ac yn gymhorth mawr iddo yn nghyflawniad ei holl ddyledswyddau. Er mai gwanaidd ydcedd o gyfansoddiad, yr oedd yn feddiannol ar feddwl cryf, ao yr oedd mewn perffaith gydymdeimlad a,'j phriod yn ei ogwyddiad at fywyd cy- boeddus a'i dueddiadau llenyddol a chenedlaethol. Yr oedd wrth fodd ei chalon yn rhwyddhau y ffordd iddo gymeryd rhan mewn symud- iadau daionus o bob natur, byddent drefol neu yn dal perthynas a Chymvu yn gyffredinol; a phan fu farw yn Medi, 1894, gadawodd ei phriod yn prysur I ddringo i sylw ei gyd-drefwyr a'i genedl. DOD I SYLW. Daeth yr. fuan i sylw yn Nghaerdydd, a hyny trwy roddi amlygiacl i'w hen duedd- iadau a. pharhau i lynu wrth nodweddion y cymeriad Cymreig. Pan oedd y mtidiad i gyral Eisteddfod 1879 ar droed yn Nghaerdydd, y bardd ieuanc "Ooobfa-rf" a ddewiswyd yn ysgrif- enydd, a thrwy ei lafur ef yn benaf trodd yr anturiaeth allan yn llwyddiant mawr, mor fawr fel na phetrusai neb roddi gwahoddiad i'r Eisteddfod Genedl- aethol i'r dref yn 1883. Ni bu yn hir yn Ngbaerdydd cyn gweled y difrod a. wneid ar ddynion a merched ieuainc gan y diodydd meddwol, ac ymdaflodd a'i holl egni i bleidio ac i ddadleu dros lwyr- ymataliad oddiwrthynt. Pall oedd y mudiad i agor "Coffee Taverns" o flaen y cyhoedd, yr oedd "Cochfarf" yn un o'i gefnogwyr gwresocaf, a chyflogwyd ef yn arolygydd arnynt gan Gwmni y Coffee Taverns, Caerdydd, a bu yn eu gwasan- aethu yn ffyddlon, hyd nes iddynt bender- fynu agor eu tai ar y Sul, pan yrymadaw- odd a hwynt. Nid oedd yn barod i werthu ei egwyddorion er mwyn cadw ei swydd, ac yn EbriH, 1884, agorodd y Gordon Coffee Tavern ar ei gyfrifoldeb ei lnill. Yno y mae hyd y dydd nWIl yn cario yn mlaan fasnach lwyddiannus, ac nid yw wedi agor ei dy ar y Sabbath. Y mae llawer o adfofion melus yn gysyllt- iedig a'r "Gordon" i Gymry Caerdydd-— rhai o honynt yn ddigon anwyl i wneud y ty yn ngvtaelod Custom House-street yn gysegredig. Nid yn unig edrychir arno ef fel eiddo cyhoeddus, ond oyfrifir ei dy felly gan y Cymry. Os byddo angen ysafel! i gynal i fFurfio cor neu gymdeithas, y mae "Gordon" "Ccehfarf" bob amser yn adored ac am flynyddoedd lawer yno y cynelid holl bwyllgorau y Cymmrodor- ion j mewn gwirionedd, yno y ganwyd y gymdeithas hono ac y cynaliwyd ei chyf- arfodydd cyntaf. 0 fewn ei furiau y bu y diwpddar Mr. Dan Isaac Davies yn agor llygaid Oymry Caerdydd o'r pwysigrwvdd o gadw eu hiaith ac yn dweyd wrthynt am y dyfodol dysglaer oedd yn dechreu ym- dori ar eu gwlad ac yn eu rhoddi ar dan o gariad at bobpeth Cymreig. MEWN GWAITH. I Wedi i 'Cochfarf" ddechreu gweithio yn y goly;g ryw ugain mlynedd yn ol, y nl3i) byth er hyny yn para. i chwareu rhan flaenllaw gyda phob achos yn dal cysyllt- iad a Chaerdydd ac a Chymru yn gyff- redinol. Y mae'n aelod er'» biynyddoedd lawer o Gymdeithas yr Eisteddfod ac o'r Oi-sedd; oymerodd ddyddordeb neillduol yn ngweithrediadau Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg; ac efe cedd un o golofnau Cym- mrodorion Caerdydd. Y mae'n aelod o'r Bwrdd Canolog, ac yn un o lywodraethwyr Ooleg Caerdydd, a lleinw luaws o swyddi yn nglyn a'r blaid Ryddfrydig a'i enwad —y Beidyddwyr. Ddeuddeg mlynedd yn 01 dewiswyd ef yn aelod o Gynghor Trefol Caerdydd, ac y mae wedi bod yn un 0'1' < yr ghorwyr mwyaf gweithgav a chyd. wybodol a fu erioed yn cynrychiqji Caer- dydd, gan gyflawni y dyledswyddau a ym- ddiriedwyd iddo yn onest a didderbyn- wyneh er budd ucliaf ei gyd-drefwyr. Ni bu yn hir yn aelod o'r Cynghor Trefol cyn eael ei godi i'r fainc ynadol; #c nid oes yn Nghaerdydd yr un ynad yn cymeryd ei Ie mor gyson ac yn gweinyddu y gyf- raith gyda mwy o fadr a thegweh. Rhwng gofalu am ei fasnaoh a'i ddyledswyddau cyhoeddus, y mao y Cynghorwr Edward Thomas wedi bod trwy'r biynyddoedd mewn Hawn gwaith, a'r syndod ydyw ei fod yn nlluog i fynd trwy dlegwn: j'r gwaith a gyflawna. COFIO EI HEN GENEDL. Ond er yr oil a thrwy yr oil, nid yn unig y mae wedi para yn Gymro, ond y mae j wedi cymeryd mantaia ar bob eyfle a def- 1 nydd o bob safle y mae ynddi i wneud Caerdydd yn dref Gymreig ac i deilyngu cael ei chydnabod yn brifddinas Cymru. Golyga hyny, wrth gwrs, fod pob chwareu teg yn cael ei roddi yn swyddogol i iaith ac arferion a llenyddiaeth Oymru yn Nghaerdydd; ac nid yw'n ormodiaith dweyd fod y Cynghorwr Edward Thomas —y Maer dewisedig gm y flwyddyn nesaf —-wedi gwneud mwy yn y cyfeiriad hwnw nag un aelod arall a fu erioed ar Gynghor Trefol Oaerdydd. Yn wir, fe greodd gyf- nod newydd yn hanes y dref, ac nid oes erbyn hyn gynghor yn Nghymru mor barod gyda'i arian ao i roddi ei ddylanwad o blaid mudiadau cenedlaethol a Chym- reig ag yw Caerdydd. Efe fu yn offerynol i ddarbwyllo y cynghor i roddi mil o huiinau am lyfrgell enwog y Tonn, Llan- ymddyfri, ao i bwrcasu miloedd o gyfrolau eraill i Lyfrgell y dref, fel y mae yno heddyw y casgliad goreu o lyfrau Cymreig yn y byd. Gwneir ychwanegiadau beunyddiol at yr Amgueddfa o hen wrth- rychau dyddorol yn dal perthynas a Chymru Fu; a thra byddo y Maer newydd yn dal cysylltiad a'r ddau sefydl- iad hyn—y Llyfrgell a'r Amgueddfa- gellir bod yn dawel na chaiff Cymru ddim cam. Efe hefyd fu yn offerynol i gael hen gofnodion Caerdydd wedi eu cyhoeddi yn gyfrolau heirddion. Ceir ynddynt hanes y dref am ganrifoedd, a phan fydd y bed- waredd gyfrol wedi ei gorphen, bydd y gwaith yn un o aimhraethpl bwys i'r dref, a gobeithio yn symbyliad i fwrdeisdrefi eraill wneud yr un peth. Ac nid trwy edliw a gwneud ei hunan yn anmhoblag~ aidd y mae y Cynghorwr Thomsa wedi Uwyddo; ond trwy argyhoeddi y Cynghor o'i ddyledswydd at y dref—ei enill trwy resyma.u a hynawsedd; ac y ma,e wedi gwneud rhai o honynt, er yn Saeson un- iaith, mor frwdfrydig dros bethau Cym- reig ag efe ei hun. i mae haelfrydedd y Cynghor at Go leg Uaerdydd a'r Brif- ysgol yn ddigon o brawf o hyny a'r flaen- oriaetii a gymera gyda. phob symudiad cenedlaethol. CYMRO YN MHOBMAN. Ac nid yn y Cynghor yn unig y mae wedi para yn Gymro; nid yn y cyhoedd, yn nghlyw y miloedd, er mwyn cael ei weled, fel ambell i ymfflamychwr ar lwyran yr Eisteddfod, yn gwaeddi "Oes y byd i'r iaith Gymraeg," tra ei hunan wedi troi ei gartref yn Seisnig ac wedi hen adael ei fywyd Cymreig ac heb wybod y ffordd i vasanaeth crefyddol yn cael ei gario yn mlaen yn hen iaith ei dadau. Nid felly y Cymro "Cochfarf"; y mae'n gymaint o Gymro heddyw, os nid rnwy, a phan yn Ysgol Sul Brynmenyn a phan yn chwareu wrth fynd a dod o'r ysgol ddyddiol yn y Bettws; glyna wrth ei gapel Cymraeg; y mae'n aelod o hen eglwys y Tabernacl; ac y mae at wasan- aeth pob eglwys Gymraeg yn y dref ac yn barod i roddi pob cymhorth a chyfar- wyddyd iddynt. Mewn awyrgylch Gym- reig y mae'n byw holl ddyddiau ei fywyd y mae rhyw allu ynddo i droi pob cym- deithas ao ymddyddan yn hollol Gymreig ei natur; a synwn i ddim na fuasai "Cochfarf," yn neillduol pe cawsai un neu ddau arall o'r un anianawd ag ef, yn 'llwyddo i droi rhedegfa geffylau y Sais ye Eisteddfod Gymreig. Y mae ei gartref fely, a phan benderfynodd gymeryd iddo ei hunan ail wraig, fe syrthiodd ei serch ar Oymraes o Faesteg, sef Miss Hughes, merch yr hen weinidog enwog "Hughes, Maeseg," a boneddiges o addvSig a chyr- haeddiadau addysgol uchel ac athrawes gerddorol o'r dosbarth blaenaf. Er dydd et phriodas—ryw chwe blypedd yn ol— y mae Mrs. Hughes-Thomas wedi taflu ei hunan yn gyfangwbl i wasanaethu yn yr un cylch a'i phriod, yn ymhyfrydu yn yr un petbau; ac y mae'n barod i gynorth- wyo pob aclios a mudiad Cymreig. A pha ddyiedswyddau bynag a ddisgyn iV rhan i'w cyflawni fel Maeres Caerdydd. yr wyf yn eithaf sicr y bydd iddi eu cyflawni, nid yn unig er anrhydedd iddi ei hunan, ond er anrhydedd i'r dref boblog a phwysig y mae ei phriod wedi ei ddewis yn bnt swy«L'tog arni. Yn awr gadawer i ni cbeithio y bydd tymhor maeroliaeth y Cynghorwr Edward Thomas yn un o'r biynyddoedd rnwyaf Uwyddiannus a hedd- ychol a welodd Caerdydd erioed, ae y bydd yn foddion i ddyfnhau'r argyhoeddiad o'r pwysigrwydd i gadw i fyny gymeriad Cymreig y dref aft yn prysuro gwawriad y dydd pan y bydd yn cael ei chydnabod yn brifddina-s Cymru ac y caniateir iddi yr un rhagorfreintiau a phrif ddinasoedd eraill y Deyrnas Gyfunol, ■ ■ n :0 :—:—— iiiENYDDlAETH Y JVHS. Y mae'r hen "Draethodydd," yn gyffelyb i longau Hiram gynt, bob amser yn cyrhaedd yn llawn o'r trysorau drutaf a gwerthfawrocaf; ac 06 rhaid cloddio yn ddwfn am danynt, ceir tal da am y drafferth. Ymdrinir ag athroniaeth, barddoniaeth y ganrif ddiweddaf, cerdd- oriaeth gysegredig yn mysg yr Hebreaid ac yn yr Eglwys Gristionogol, Eisteddfod Bangor, Addysg Ganolraddol Cymru, Edifeirwch, Swydd y Bardd, a Beirniad- aeth Ysgrythyrol, gan D. D. Jones, Bangor Uchaf; D. Griffith, Bethel; yi Prcffeswr T. Witton Davies, E. Anwyl, M.A., Aberystwyth; M. Morris, Ty- liwyd; J. Morris Jones, M.A., a Wm. Glynne, B.A. Y mae bodolaeth y "Traethodydd" yn brawf o chwaeth lep- yddol uchel ein cenedl. Gobeithio y bydd i bob cerddor yn Nghymru ddarllen y 6ylwadau teg a'r cynghorion amserol a rydd Mr. D. Emlyn Evans ar ganu corawl yn rhifyn Tach- wedd o'r "Cerddor" os troant yn glust- fyddar iddynt, y mae tynghed canu corawl yn Nghymru, mi gredaf, wedi ei bender- fynu. Yn y rhifyn ceir darlun rhagorol a bvwgraffiad darllenadwy o Mr. G. W. Hughes, Cefnma,wr; ac y mae y rhifyn Itrwyddo yn un hynod o gryf a chwaethus. Gwasanaethu'r Ysgol Sul yw neges "Y Husem," a gwna hyny yn well na# un cyhoeddiad Cymreig y gwn am dano. Dwg gerbron ei ddarllenwyr o fis i fis y prif feddyliau newyddion mewn duwin- yddiaeth ac athroniaeth, yn ychwanegol at yr esboniadau arferol ar y gwersi i Ysgolion Sabbathol y Methodistiaid, a dylai fod yn llaw pojb athraw ao ysgolor trwy'r wlad. Y ma$"Cymru'r Plant," yn ei ysgrifau a'i ddarluniau, yn dod yn fwy denia.dol a dyddorol ac addysgiadol yn barhaus; ac y mae'r rhifyn hwn yn neillduol felly. Y mae'n anmhosibl dychmygu am lyfryn rhagorach i'w roddi yn ngafae plant Cymru, oblegid, nid yn unig crea gariad ynddynt at eu gwlad a'u hiaith a'u lien- yddiaeth eu hunain, oud fe'u goleua nr brif ddygwyddiadau yr oesoedd, ac fe'u dwg i gydnabyddiaeth a phrif olygfeydd y byd.
DOMESTIC ""INFELICITY. — Lettice Phillips applied to the Carmarthen magistrates on Saturday for a separation order against her husband, David Phillips, licensee of the Farmers' Arms. Llanybri, Deal" Uanstephau. on the ground of persistant cruelty. Mr. W. Howell (Llanelly) appeared for the applicant, and Mr. H. Brunei White (Carmarthen) for the defendant. The Applicant, who is 40 years of age, said she had been married to defendant fwho ia eleven years her junior) since 1896, and there was one child of the marriage. She formerly carried on business at Tirydail. Her husband had beaten her with his clenched fist almost daily. On one occasion, about one ",m.. he got out of bed in search of his razor -with which to)till her, and being unable to find it returned to bed and struck her ahout the head with his fiats. He had also threatened her with a. Vnife and with a double-barrelled gun. Her bm.band drank. For the defence it was alleged that the woman was a hard drinker, and had been unfaithful. In the result the Chairman stated that the evidence on both sides was most unsatisfac- tory, and there being great doubt in the case the summons would be dismissed. -J
FARMERS AT LOGGERHEADS. What was described as an unfortunate dis- pute between two adjoining tenant farmers was that which was ventilated before the Caerphilly bench on Tuesday, when Robert Roberts. Penywain Farm. Nelson, changed Joseph Meyrick. Caatelhvyd Farm. Ystrad- mynach, with having assaulted him on the 24th of October la.st. Mr. S. Goodfellow prose- cuted. and Mr. James Phillips defended.— Prosecutor gave evidence to the effect that he was ahailiff at Penywain Farm. There had been a dispute between his master, snd defendant as to the ownership of sQtpe sheep, and litigation was pending in the matter, jq the date in question defendant came to l'eny, wain Farm to take the sheep in dispute awasr. He (witness) prevented him doing this, where- upon defendant "daggered" him with a ttick, caught him by the throat, and threatened to strangle him.—Defendant said prosecutor pushed him to start, and some bad language passed between them.—A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed.
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BISHOP FERRAB. MEMORIAL TABLET ERECTED AT CARMARTHEN. The Mayor of Carmarthen (Alderman En Oolby Evans) last week unveiled brass tablet in Notts-square to the of Dr. Eobert Ferrar, Bishop of St. who suffered death at the stake near that spy in 1555. The movement originated some in0^ c- ago at a meeting held in the town in tion wit.u the National Protestant Federate • at which the Eev. Alexander Rogers, secre-laIJ of that body, gave an address on \Q Catholicism and made pqinted reference the historical incident. A lady, who wl8^jie to remain anonymous, offered to defray -ej. expense of the erection of a memorial to Bishop Ferrar, whereupon the succe€Jon, steps were taken by the federation in and the permission of the town COTUlcl.Y«e8 obtained to place the tablet inside the ra which surround Nott's monument. The rial is of artistic design and bears the insc tion: "The noble army of martyrs praise "Near this spot suffered for the truth, Sat day. March 30, 1555, Dr. Robert Ferrar. of St. David's.. "'We shall by God's grace light sOcB. candle in England as shall never be put oj1 • "Erected by a Protestant of-this town- In parallel lines on each side is the qoo tion:—"Be thou faithful unto Death, &QCt wilt give thee a crown of life." The Rev. Alexander Bogers, addressing a large gathering, explained the the movement. He said he had asked Bishop of St. David's to be kind enough perform the unveiling ceremony, but his 10 ship had replied that he couid not see his w clear to attend, and as the bishop would could not come to unveil a tablet to t mpmory of one of his predecessors the federw tion had decided to ask the mayor to do so. The Mayor, in unveiling the tablet, said tn» the histories dealing with Bishop Ferrar whic hp had been able to aee were very ineagrol and lie had consented to perform the as mayor of the town with the object of petuating one more historical fact which the old borough so well known. Mr. Thomas Thomas (official receivet), I proposing a vote of thanks to the doiior, said she was a. lady, who preferred doing good bY stealth.—The Rev. D. Evans (Congregation* in seconding, regretted that the meItlortet of another Biahop of St. David's (Dr. RicMrd Davies), who first translated the Bible int, Welsh, and of the Rev. Stephen Hughee. of Mydrim. were not kept green by permaneD memorials in the borough.—The Rev. D. J. Thomas (Congregational) supported, and t" vote was carried. The proceedings closed with a vote of than^ to the mayor, proposed by the Rev. J. Silve*" ter, M.A.. vicar of Great Clacton, Essex. member of the committee of the Nation* Protestant Federation, seconded by Mr. j Jones Wheldon, manager of the Nation* Provincial Bank, Carmarthen, and the singirt% of the Dojplogy..i In the evening a. public meeting was held at the Guildhall, under the presidency of. i Timothy Davfes. mayor of Fulham, who i* native of Carmarthen. r, i1
ABERY STWITH TOWN COUNCIL Councillor R. J. Jones, mayor, presided ovC a meeting of the Aberystwith Council held o Tuesday.—Upon the recommendation, of th finance committee, the surveyor was asked to prepare and present an estimate of the adài- t-ional outlay necessary in consequence of the diversion of the sea wall ne&r the Universi1- College df Wales—Alderman Jones the report of the public works committee, which recommended that application be Made to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow f450 for 'the improvement and widening of Mill-street, which included We purchase and demolition of a house; £ 2.500 for curbing and paving, and .f'110 fer other .par; poees.—The report was adopted.—Council! W. Thomas complained of the condition of t streets of the town, and the surveyor was a»fce to bring in a. report. —tH
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