CARMARTHEN UNDER THE SEARCH-LIGHT. Come, coaie, and Hit you down you shall not budge You shall not go, till I t,et you up a glaaa Vvnere you may tee the inmost part of you." SHAKESPEARE. Capt. Harries told the Bench on Saturday that stray donkeys were a regular nuisance at Llanstephan. So they are at Carmarthen but it would cause a regular revolution to interfere witb them all. 0 A common feature of many of the sermons which have been delivered from Dissenting pulpits during the recent Jubileo craze has been a tribute of thankfulness for the manner in which every form ot worship is tolerated in Her Majesty's Dominions. Such lemarlts bear too much the impress of minds which have not yet been thoroughly emanci- pated. Nobody ever thinks of being thankful that they don't have their heads chopped off by the Queen. People are alover thankful for being allowed to enjoy their inalienable rights. To acknowledge ttianko lor anything is to .how that you regard it a. a favour. o. it is illogical to be thankful for religious liberty. I am nut in the least degree grateful to "tho powors that be" for it; if Providence suffers me to flounder along in my heterodoxy, it is not for the civil power to undertake the work of the Almighty. And there is another thing to lemember in this connection; religious freedom has not been granted during the present century on principle. It was forced out of tho hands of grudgiug bigots, who simply "caved in lost a worst thing should befall them. There arc people in the country who would steal our religious liberty to-morrow if they thought the experiment a sale one. We have indeed nobody to be thankful to except our dead aiicestors,who had more hack bone than we have. When folks begin to whine out their thanks for toleration, lti.^a sign 9 that they are unworthy of freedom. Mere toleration is an insult to any self-respecting person. Our duty is to insist on the fullest and most perfect equality—on the State, in fact, ignoring a man's religion altogether. And when wo get this, we are not to be thankful for it" anv more than we should be thankful for being allowed to breathe the pure air of Heaven. We ought to consider that we should never have been deprived of our rights. Some time ago the County- magistrates decided that they would allow no moro occasional licenses to houses in which weddings are being celebrated. This resolution however does not seem to have been taken seriously; for on Saturday an applicant came up quite confidently to apply for such a license. It is satisfactory to find that the magistrates had sufficient mental stamina to adhere to their original resolution. But the fact of an application being made at all shows that the public do not regard magisterial utterances as possessing any degree of finality. >I< The peculiar l'eatine of the (lags which have been flying about town all last week is tho fact that so many of them represent nothing in particular. We have had the Union Jack in its various forms of the white, blue, and red onsigna; we have had the Royal Standards; English leopards; Scottish lions Irish harps Welsh dragmis lhench tncolors; ^d^Yalikeu stars llä stripes. But many of the flags represent no Power either in this world or in the next. They are the result of tho aesthetic—or unaesthetic-stmlies of the inventors. It is comforting to know that we can show originality in something—even if it be only in the designing of flags. The Reporter scored, as a matter of coui'se, over tho Jubilee but we havo got so used to this that we don't go into fits over it. Only one thing is wanted to conipleto our satis- faction. This is an anonymous letter in another of the Carmarthen papers—which is declared to be a cowiiieiat by one of the outside public (!)—attempting to find fault with our report. We know that noth- ing could be a greater testimony in our favour than this. Z There is a seat in the Shire Hall which is very near the spot sacred to the Chairman of Petty Sessions. The Carmarthen Press- men are seriously considering the advisa- bility of having a sign painted for it bearing the following legend:- C) This Seat may be Used BY Grocers, Tailors, Publicans, Drapers, Ironmongers, Funeral Undertakers, 'I Dolls'oyes-makeio, Cobblers and Tinkers, Tramps, Loungers, and Loafers; Anybody who likes to come, in fact, As long as he is not connected with the Press. God Save the Queen (And their.NVorships on the Bench.) if This represents the actual state of affairs Th-i seat next tho magistrates may be occupied by—anybody except the reporters. Some people may not understand the reason for such an extraordinary instance of magisterial puerility. But wo all under- stand it very well ourselves. Meanwhile tho public need not be alarmed that the magistrates' doings are not going to be recorded. Those who read their Reporter attentively wont lose much of the proceedings of our local Solons. If the county magistrates have issued their order with the view of having their proceedings more minutely recorded than they ever were before, then I must say that their stratagem was a very happy one. The jobbery of the Jubilee Committee which I—partly—exposed a fortnight ago has opened the eyes of the public to the manner in which the oracle is worked in the Ancient Borough. Considering the readiness with which certain estimable persons can use the literary tomahawk on occasions, the dead silence maintained on tho subject speaks volumes. If I had said that some of the work was gweu out of town, or that half the members were drunk at some of the meotings, I should never have heard the last of it-for such statements would have bObn falsehoods. But what I did say was perfectly true. The unwarrantable liberties which have been during this Jubilee season takon with 0 our fine old anthem, God Save the Queen," are worthy of the severest reprobation. 1 prefer the good old verse- 0 Lord, our Goi, arise, Scatter her enemies, And make them fall. Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On her our hopes wo fix, God Save the Queen." These are healthy able-bodied sentiments but the new verse has too much of a Peace Society flavour about it, "Make war to cease," etc., etc. The surest possible way in which we can make war to cease is to prove to our enemies that if they lift a linger against us thovJll got the best hiding ö ö ö 0 ever they had since the days of Adam. If we go about pleadiug for peace, other nations will get it into their heads that we are afraid of fighting. l;ut there is one consolation in the fact that all tho members of the Peace Society whom we ever come across are mere theorists. I should like to EO;) a burglar breaking into the house of a member of the l'eaco Society, aud when he was discovered carry- ing off the cash box, turning round and asking that the matter bo reforred to arbitration. I believe there is not a single member of the Peace Society who would not say, "Drop that cash-box, or I'll knock your brains out with this poker." To submit to arbitration is to admit that you are not yourself suio that you are right. t The list of Jubilee honours has been issued, and the only distinction which appears to have come to Wales is tho knighthood to the Tory gentleman who contested tho Carnarvon Boroughs at the last election, fn spite of tho very plain hint which I tIn-ew out to those in authority, I regret to find that Johnny Bogus' name has not been mentioned in the list. How- ever, Johnny treated the affair throughout with the utmost cynicism he never expected anything, and ho is consequently one of those blessed people who are not dis- appointed. JLJaere is one honour which might have been distributed lavishly in Carmarthen with considerable benefit to tho community. This is the most exalted order of the Bath, for which there are many deserving candidates to be found at every street corncr. Radical as I am, I consider this order as one which can not be too widely distributed. The disorder in the Market which prevented the Promenade Concert being carried out as arranged is the latest evidence of the manner in which the Carmarthen public allow themselves to be trampled on by the impudent ruffians who turn every public assembly—when they arc allowed free license—into a perfect pandemonium. The proper way in which to encourage this blackguardism is to affect to ignore it. There is no cause to bo afraid those who indulge in this foul and perennial horseplay carry on as if they were a gang of dare-devil fire-oating pirates. They are nothing of the sort, however; they aro the most cowardly little children going when they find they have to deal with peoplo who won't take any of their nonsense. It is no use taking half-measures with vermin of this description. AVo must either keep them under or they will keep us under. If at a conceit, five or six errand boys begin to got disorderly, let thorn be thrown out at once—and that in no gentle manner. The proceedings will be conducted in dead silence after that. If, on the other hand, the fivo or six are allowed a free hand, they will soon have five or six score supporters. There are a number of cigarette-smoking noncompoops who go about like roaring lions seeking whom they 0 y may try their antics on. And when they fiud a lot of softs they make the most of their opportunity. The fact that there are so many soft easy-going people here, who don't like to make a fuss, accounts for the fact that Carmarthen audiences are often more disorderly than those of the much- I tL L-" • fint 19uett lZlc.ùt1'ti ValHJ.Y.' The Queen has issued tj medal to provincial mayors. This is a species of Royal shabbiness which it would be hard to beat. It would only have been the hand- some thing to have made every mayor a knight; aud every Lord Mayor a Duke. The rule in distributing honours seems to be to do that which is not expected. To be sure, the medals will be worth something intrinsically—perhaps as much as 7s 6d; and a knighthood has no value apart from sentiment. But sentiment is a far more substantial entity than most of us realise. There is only one thing to be said against a wholesale distribution of honours; and that is that their wholesale distribution would deprive them of any value as distinctions. If peoplo knocked up against a knight wherever they turned, thoy would soon cease to regard a handle to the namo as possessing any value whatever—a consummation devoutly to be wished from a Radical point of view. It is the same with the pinchbeck decoration, J.P." the time was when it was used to reward good old county gentlemen who had dono good service to the Tory cause Now, however, both parties—Liberal as well as Tory- outvie each other in placing on the bench men whose solo qualification is that they have done the party good service. It is, therefore, a distinction now-a-days to boast that vou arc not a J.P. v When Liberals have seen the Tories pack tho bonches with their partisans, they have said, Well we can't stop this; we had better as soon as wo get into power put on as many of our own men as we can. By that means we can equalise matters." So both parties go on, each doing its lovel best to bring the amateur magistracy into contompt. It never seems to enter the head of the average easy-going Liberal that the real curo for this state of things is to sweep the Great Unpaid out of existence. The more one studies it, the more one becomes disgusted with the present system of administering justice at Petty Sessions. At times it is impossible to got a quorum when some particularly exciting case is being dealt with, magistrates who have not been seen for months turn up to adjudicate. This is, of course, not due to canvassing; but it gives evil-minded people a chance of imagining that the ends of justice may be forwarded by means of a little judicious wire-pulling. The thing is right enough in itself; but is advisable to avoid the very appearance of evil. Then the people who may, or who may not, sit on the bench at times is the greatest farce ever seen off tho theatrical boards A publican may not act in any case involving a breach of the licensing laws; but the owners of public-house property, or share- holders in a brewery may—and at times do- act on such cases. This is straining at the gnat and swallowing tho camel-brought up to date. f, uur worthy Mayor returned to Carmarthen on Friday afternoon, looking nothing the worse of his association with royalty and aristocracy. A number of men about town had a carriage provided in which they intended to draw his worship to the Grange. The Mayor, however, while expressing his appreciation of these attentions, drove homo in a hansom. To be drawn in a carriage by a crowd is very flattering but it is not good for the liver. < The fishing during this June has been the worst on record. June is usually considered worth the rest of the season put together. The corresponding month last year was bad enough in all conscience; but it was four times as productive as the month which is just finished. There seems every probability, as things go, that the Towy fisheries will scon become numbered amongst the things that were. kD An interesting slate of things came before the Guardians on Saturday. It appears that the overseers of St. Peter's Without" that parochial abortion—have not paid in their contribution amounting to some C3 or 14. The Clerk to the Guardians (Mr Rowland Browne) has, therefore, been instructed to take legal proceedings if the money is nut paid by Saturday next. The parishioners, on the other hand, are so disgusted with the autonomy which has been forced upon them—bongrc malgré-that it is possible they will decline to pay the jates. The overseers will not in that case be able to lind the money and the result of the Local Government muddle may be that Mr John Evans ("Caxton'rj and Mr John Thomas, the worthy occupier of Paris House, will have their goods sold under a distress on the complaint of Mr Rowland Browne. Great are the consolations of overseers! The fact of the Reporter Ollice showing a Union Jack need not distress anyone. \Ve are quite at; Radical as ever-in fact,lwtI are going more and more that way every day. The Union Jack is not a party emblem and the Tories should not be allowed for one moment to claim it as their own. The good old Hag is no more the colours of one party of Britcns than the Bible is the exclusive property of one sect of Christians. Quite as many Liberals-at any rate-as Tories have contributed to uphold the dignity of the flag. Nelson's signal was, I England expects every man to do his duty "-not every Tory." This abuso of the flag has arisen from the efforts of the Tories to deceive the public into the belief that Home Rule meant the "disintegration of the Empire." In supporting Home Rule we believed that it would bind the Empire closer together. But the antics of the Irish electorate will make us very chary in future as to how we push forward their cause to the detriment of our own. Home Rule is as excellent a principle now as ever it was but the Irish themselves voted against the Home Rule Party to get 4s a year per head towards the education of their children. >\< This means that an Irish voter with five children at school—which is a pretty good average even for Irish people—turned his back on his principles for one Saxon sovereign in the twelvemonth. When people have so little patriotism that they sell their own principles for less even than thirty pieces of silver, they cannot expect others to make much sacrifice on their account. We arc as much convinced as ever of the utility of Home Rule but I think—with all due respect to our leaders in the House of Commons—that we, who won't sell our principles at such a moderate figure, have a claim to the first place. In order to save trouble to a number of misguided but well-meaning friends, we may say once for all that it is no good point- ing out to us what anybody else is doing. We each conduct our business on the lines we consider most suitable. Even if we intended to adopt a certain feature, the more fact of anybody else doing the same would dissuade us from our policy. There are some who are in a frantic state lest they should not lavishly copy everything we lu we feel duly gratified, of course- for "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery "-but we have not yet come so low tnat we cannot when^ n«cessaiy op^Tvata. e few ideas of our own. We never enquire what anybody else is up to; neither do we caro. We have long ago acquired sufficient confidence in our ability to please the public and the attempts which are made to imitate us are not the least gratifying tribute to our success. :II A CO MEIJ V OF THE LATE MILITIA BALL ACT I. Scene A cabstand. Time 4.30 p.m. Military Llfa pt Now, remember, call for the lady at 10 p.m. at take her up to the Barracks. See now and don't make a mistake, and take her to the Asylum. Cab-driver: Right you are, sir ACT II. Scene A street in Carmarthen. Time, 0 30 p.m. Driver This is the cab the gentleman ordered, ma'am. Lady All right. I'll be out in a minute. (Puts on wraps over evening dress.) Driver (to himself) It's a precious long drive up to the Asylum. Wish they'd shift it a bit lower down when they're having balls there. ACT III. Scenc Front gate of the Asylum. Time, 10.1 p.m. Lady (ringing bell); Queer the Barrack folks sl.ould have their doors shut on a night like this. (To porter, who now appears) Here you are this is my invitation card to the ball. Porter All right, ma'am just you go into that side room. (To himself) This is a nice quiet way of getting a patient in. Wish the folks behind with the papers would hurry up and not keep us waiting. Cab drives off. ACT IV. Scene The waiting-room of the Asylum. Time, 10.5 p.m. Lady I say, what am I kept waiting here for ? Porter (loftily): Oh it's all right, ma'am. The doctor's busy just now but he'll be down to see you in a couple of minutes. Don't you bother, ma'am; you'll bo all right. (To himself) Best to talk civil to a patient who's so quiet and genteel. Great pity, indeed poor thing! Lady Doctor, indeed What's the doctor got to do with it ? Is this the way you treat people in this part when they come to a military bait f Porter (gasping) Military ball, ma'am. You're -er-.in-the-the- Lady What ? Porter THE JOIST COUNTIES ASYLUM. Lady O-o-o-o-h I TcÛ.Jleatt !-DriveJ;. is re-called with much difficulty; and lady is deposited at Barracks at 10.25 pro. much amused with her adventure. All's well that ends well." It would be interesting to know if the Jubilee Celebration Committee intend publishing their accounts. Various state- ments may be made as to what was paid for various purposes and it would, therefore be only in the interest of the committee to publish a statement of the various amounts paid, aDd to whom—small sums could, of course, be lumped as "sundries." It is, of course, possible to publish a balance sheet so lumped that folks are as wise as before and it is also possible to treat the demand lor a balance sheet with t silent contempt." There is a growing conviction on the part of some Carmarthen people-far more influential than this little committee-that the public is a mere milch cow from which to draw the money required to pay the piper on various occasions. The great soft-headed Carmarthen public must be treated like the baby it is it must ask no questions. « You find the money; we do the rest." It is no reflection on the honesty of tho various members of the committee to ask for a balance sheet. The Borough Treasurer is an honest man; but we have his accounts audited, and a detailed statement of the expenditure put into the hands of every rate- payer. Moreover, any ratepayer who I wanted further information could easily have it. The Jubilee Committee have not even been loyal to one auothor. One liwlliber who worked hard for the cause and sub- scribed to the funds, did not get a half- penny's worth of work out of it. It happens that there are six other membeis of the committee interested in a company which carries on the same business as does this gentleman. I do not for a moment imply that this is cause and effect; but it is a peculiar coincidence all the same- It has been decided that thu Jubilee dinner to the aged poor shall bo postponed Ulltll next Tuesday. It would be well if the committee could see their way to allow those who prefer it to take the dinners home with them. To give people ovor 60 years of ago 0 —many of them with bad teeth and all with poor appetites—a chance of eating as much I as they like at the Market would be more or less of a farce. Lot the people have the dinner by all means; but give it to them and be done with it. It is nobody else's business if they prefer to consume it on the instalment plan. Among the successful candidates for the License in Divinity at >St. David's College, Lampeter, last week, it is gratifying to find Mr D. J. Thomas, son of Mr Thomas Thomas, mason, (Southern-terrace, Pensarn, heading the first division. Some time ago sanguine remarks were made in connection with his matriculation, which, it is pleasing to observe, are now satisfactorily fulfilled. The three little girls-Oissie Phillips (7) and Ceridwen Phillips (8), of the North British Stores, together with Annie Spurry (8)-who undertook the work of collecting, raised £ 1 for Dr Barnardo's Homes on Saturday. The district secretary from Haverfordwest had also a collecting-box at the Market. 'r A notice has been issued to the effect that the oflices of the Town Clerk have been removed, and are now opposite the Market Gate." This is slightly inaccurate it should be opposite the Brewery premises." At the Swallsea. Dog Show on Jubilee Day Mr T. Smith, King-street, obtained a third prize in the open bitch class for Lady Paith." The Stock-keeper, in commenting on the adjudication, says:—"Our choice for second place would have been the third." Such praise coming from a recognised authority like the Stock-keeper is indeed satisfactory to the exhibitor. ALETHEIA.
Jubilee Festivities at Talog. [BY CURYLL COCII-I Tuesday, the 22nd of June, was a day which will be recorded in indelible letters in the annals of Talog. As soon as morning dawned, and the birds began to carol their first sweet songs of welcome gladness, when the sun rose from its eastern l>ed in golden glory, old and young of both sexes were astir and eager to:assist in decorating our obscure little hamletS in a manner befitting the occasion. Long ere old" Father Sol" had attained the 0 the village was trans- formed into! what might, be termed a real fairy-land.Early in the afternoon scores of juveniles were to be seen tripping about in their best Sunday-go-to-meetiner garb, and by i) p.m. the village was literarlly alive with crowds of people. Through the indefatigable energy of Mr T. R. Thomas, of Talog Snop, ample subscriptions had been raised to provide a sumptuous repast in the form of free tea for all, and from 5.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. the young lady waitresses, as well as the elderly matrons, had a bu^y time of it. The cake, itc., which was supplied at cost price by Mr and Mrs Thomas, was of excellent quality, and uver :3!)i} of all ages sat down to partake of the uninebriating cup and the other good things provided. During the afternoon, under the superintendence of Mr Evans, schoolmaster, athletic sports were freely indulged in. These were much appreciated by the old folk who undoubtedly were picturing" The days of old in their mind's eye. Mr James Howells, of Hafod- halog, kindly placed his field, adjoining the lovely little river Cowyn. at the disposal of the committee, and a more ideal meadow for rustic sports, or open- air tea parties, cannot be imagined. Notwithstanding the fact that we are p not in possession of a band of any description, yet this did not deter the large assembly-iii frequently straining their vocal organs with the singing of "God Save the Queen" and three cheers for the same beloved lady, thus proving that when occasion requires, Talogians can be as loyal as any subjects in the kingdom. In the evening several patriotic songs were sung by the school children of Penrliywlas Board School, part of Abernant National School, and JDavies' Charity School, under the leadership of Mr J. Evans, schoolmaster, Penrliiwlas. At about 8 p.m. the ever ubiquitous Dilladwr" came forward, and, by special request, lie led the united choirs in The fall of Bacchus." This little temperance song, which is full of music from beginning to end, was beautifully rendered, and showed that! the young folk in this locality are by no means lacking in musical talent. Shortly after this Mr Evans arranged all the children under 14 years of age (and numbering 104). in the form of a semi-circle, and each child was tho recipient ot a handsome Jubilee handkerchief, presented by Mrs Thomas, Talog Shop. The young folk then cheered their generous donor very lustily. The singing of the National Anthem in the centre of the field by all jjresent brought a never-to- be-forgotten afternoon's enjoyment to a close. At 9.45 scores of couples wended their way towards Banc-y-lan, in order to witness the beacon fires, and some, I tiii told, came home cUlly!
Carmarthen County Police Court. SATURDAY.—Before Mr C. W. Jones, Carmarthen (in tho chair;, and Mr J. Ll. Thomas, Llangain. A SERIOUS CASE FROM ST. CLEARS. David John Williams (20), farm servant at Pantdwfn, St. Clears, was brought up in custody charged with wounding his father, William Williams, with a poker on the Thursday previous. Mr II. n. White defended. P.S. Evans said he had seen the injured man on Friday evening. He was im- proving but was unable to attend the court. A medical certificate was produced to that effect. The injured man was an ex- inspector of police. Mr White applied for bail for his client. Captain Harris did not oppose the appli- cation, provided a substantial amount was fixed by the justices. The prisoner was remanded until next Saturday; bail was fixed at £ 20 for tho prisoner himself, and two sureties of £ 10 each. A CLIMB DOWN. P.O. David Daniel charged David Anthony, farmer, Penhill, St. Ishmael, with being drunk on licemjpd premiees. viz., the Penybank Inn, on Monday, the 11th June. —Fined 10s Cd. Defendant, on being told that he would have to pay half-a-guinea, asked, Am ,n c, 'T'T J'1 I 1 beth r (" What lor -r"). tie tnen struct a tragic attitude; and said in a voice of thunder that he would go to gaol first, a declaration which he accompanied by several thumps on the furniture. The magistrate took him at his word and ordered him to be taken to the lcck-up. Instantly his courage vanished at the near realisation of his theories; and he paid the money like a lamb." A RESULT ox- THE IVORITES' WALK. David John, senr., of the Green, Llan- stephan, was charged by P.O. Thomas Jones with being drunk and disorderly on the highway on the 17th June. Defendant said that the Ivorites had had a walk out, and they wore all merry together (laughter). Fined 10s. STRAYING DONKEYS, Margaret Williams and Ann Evans, of Llanybri, wore each fiued Gd and costs for allowing each a donkey to stray on the high- way. Capt. Harries baid that there were a great many complaints as to the nuisance caused at Llanstephan by donkeys. TROUBLE AT LLANSTEPHAN. Rose Williams was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Llanstephan on the previous day. Defendant said she had walked from Llanelly that day she had come 1,8 miles and could not find lodgings. Sho had never been locked up before and this was Jubilee week (laughter). The Constable (P.O. Jones) said that the defendant came to his house the previous evening; and insisted on his finding lodgings for her. When he declined to undertake that commission, she told him to go to a region generally believed to be devoid of cool breezes. The constable did not go there; he went into his house. Ho came out again; and about eleven o'clock found the defendant sitting by the roadside drunk and disorderly. He took her and locked her up in his house she was disorderly all night. The Bench ordered defendant to pay us and the costs of the case; or to go to gaol for seven days. She went to gaol.
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Carmarthen Board of Guardians. FORTNIGHTLY MEETING AT THE WOliKHOUSE. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyu, presided. There were also present: Mr DavidThomas, Conwil; Mr J. R. John, Laugharne Mr Wm. Thomas, Llanarthney; Mr John Davies, Llan- ddarrog Mr David Thomas, Llanfihangel; Mr David Evans, Llanpumpsaint; Mr Howell Davies, Mydrini; Mr James Davies, Trelech; Miss E. IVI. Gwyn, St. Ishmael; and the following St. Peter's Guardians, viz. :-Alr Jonathan Phillips, Mr J. Patagonia Lewis, Rev W. Thomas, and Mrs R. M. Thomas. MEDALS FOR THE PAUPERS. The Master (Mr E. Price) reported that Mr J. G. Morgan had presonted the inmates of tho houso with a box of medals. Mr Bircham had also presented the children with a medal each. There was 98 inmates in the house, an increase of 5, as compared with the corresponding week of last year, but a decrease of 8 as comparod with the previous week. OUT-DOOR RELIEF. The report of the relieving officers showed the condition of out-door relief during the fortnight ending on the previous Board day to have been as follows :—1st week 1,112 paupers relieved at a cost of zC 133 2s Od a decrease ot 74 in the number of paupers, and L2 17s 3d in the amount of relief as comparod with the corresponding week of lust year. 2nd week 1,100 paupers, who cost £ lot) 7s 3d, being a decrease of 93 in the number of paupers, and E4 lis Sd in the amount of relief. TREASURER'S REPORT. This showed that there was a balance of £ 2,527 !'S Gd to the credit of the Board on the previous board-day.
The Jubilee Festivities at New- church. to the Editor of the Carmarthen Weakly Reporter. Sin,—Reverting to an article in your last week's issue of the Reporter of an incident which had taken place at the Jubilee festivities at Newchurcli, I beg to say that there is not a word of truth in the statement, A pretty general feeling was now expressed that certain persons should be burnt in effigy." The people of Newchurch are not altogether so bad as the writer of that article try to make them neither arc they more perfect than the inhabitants of other parishes but to accuse them of such drastic and un- called for animosity is beyond anyone's imagination. I questioned over a hundred persons that were present at the bonfire Jubilee night, and they all declare that no such feeling or thought entered into any one's mind. So the article alluded to is nothing more than a concocted falsehood, issued out of spite and malice by certain ruling persons, ¡ who try to publish their own insignificant works, and anxious to exalt themselves on other people's expense. I am, etc., FAIRPLAY. [Our first correspondent declares that "a pretty general feeling was expressed," etc. "Fair-play" has made enquiries of people who declare they had never heard of such a thing. One man in a police-court who said "I saw the blow struck," would be worth a dozen witnesses who said, I saw no blow struck." Still less is "Fair-play" on safe ground in undertaking to say the motives n ri which actuated the writer of the original paragraph. The facts, however, remain. If the first writer penned a falsehood, he has made himself ridiculous. If "Fair-play" is attempting to contradict facts, he is only accentuating the truth of the original statements. We in Carmarthen cannot decide between the two correspondents but the people of Newchurch are possibly able to du tio.-ED., C.
Carmarthen County Council. REPRESENTATION OF LLANEGWAD DISTRICT. To the Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. DEAR SIR -NVith your kind permission I would recall to your notice, and remind your readers generally, of the appointment of Mr H. Jones Thomas, the representative of the above district on the County Council, as Alderman in the place of the late Dr Jones, Llanelly. This gentle- man has, if I am well informed, lost his elective status by virtue of his appointment, and no longer represents his constituency on the Council, in consequence whereof, and of the subsequent neglect that has arisen in tilling the vacancy, the district has for some considerable time been unrepresented on the Council. Why there should be this great delay it is difficult to understand. The ratepayers certainly do not consider themselves well treated by the authorities in thus postponing the election, especially as they are extremely anxious to see the vacancy filled. May I call in your valuable assistance to our aid in using your influence with a view to directing the attention of the authorities to this matter in order that steps may be speedily taken to terminate this anomalous state of affairs ? I remain, &c., A RATEPAYER. Llanegwad, June 28th, 1897.
Llandilo County Intermediate School. THE RAISING OF THE SCHOOL FEES. To the Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SIR,—I find your columns are always open to your numerous readers to express their opinions on every topic of public interest. Allow me, therefore, to express my unqualified regret at the arrangement of the newly-elected Governing Body of the above school, in raising the school fees. When a boy or a girl wishes to be taught shorthand, music, etc., it is proposed to charge an extra fee for the privilege. Let us inquire into this matter. What does this really mean ? It means an isolation of a certain class of children from the privilege of learning those subjects. When we consider that the Intermediate Schools of Wales are the Peoples' Schools, we greatly deplore such an imprudent resolution. Tnere is nothing democratic concerning it, Let us, at any rate, in our Intermediate Schools, give to all children alike a fair and equal chance in their educational equipment for the battle of life. I venture to say that this latest arrangements of the school fees will greatly militate against the credit and welfare of the school. Therefore, I sincerely hope that the Managing Body at their next meeting will take this into serious consideration. Hoping that they will see their way clear to abolish it altogether, I am, yours, etc., A Working MAN.
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Public Lectures. REV. J. MATHEWS, SWANSEA, IN GRAND FORM. BLAENYCJED, MYDRIM, AND PENYBONT PRIVILEGED. The Rev J. Matthews last week delivered a series of lectures at the above places to largo and appreciative audiences. Since his visit to Ffynonbedr last April, the favourable reports of the famous and able lecturer have widely spread over the country. The rev. gentleman has a clear and sound conception of Liberal principles, and a more able advocate of Nonconformity it would be hard to find. Mr Mathews is a weapon that can ward off all attacks of his opponents and makes a torrible onslaught on Church doctrines. In short, he is nothing less than a Liberation oracle. In manipulating facts which cannot but disturb the very depths of society, it is surprising how the lecturer can keep his audience, not only in good humour, but almost in incessant laughter. At Blaenycoed on Tuesday, June 22nd, Mr Mathews addressed his audience upon I I Nonconf ormil;ts' Victories under the reign of Queen Victoria," The following evening (Wednesday), at the Parochial Schoolroom, Mydrim, the timely subject was Educa- tion." The next evening (Thursday) at C, y Penybont, Trelech, the subject was most suitable, Titho, and who the owner is." At Mydrim, where the Torios and Church- men are frantic, the chair was taken by Mr J. Williams, CWIIl, and both ably and humourously did he carry out his duties. At the other meetings the chair was occupied by the Rev S. Thomas, pastor of both churches, who discharged the functions in a most praiseworthy manner. No terms would bo too eulogistic to describe the hearty reception given, and the exceptionally warm and enthusiastic thanks accorded the speaker. So highly pleased were the crowds that many followed from lecture to lecture. Widespread is the wish to have Mr Mathews pay another visit. »
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LLANGENDEIRNE. THE JUBILEE.—-On Sunday, the 20th, hearty services woro held in the Parish Church. The Bishop of Wakefield's hymn and the National Anthem were sung at both services, and appropriate sermons were preached by the Vicar. On Jubilee Day, mainly through the generosity of Messrs Saunders, Jennings, and Puxley (the principal landowners of of the parish), and Mrs Williams, tho Vicarage, the church- people, who mustered strong on the occasion, were enabled to enjoy a thoroughly happy day at Ferry side. Here a good luncheon and tea were partaken of by a large number of people and several Non- conformist friends, who wero at Ferryside for the day, were also brought in to share the good things provided. The Church- people rode down in waggons, carts, and traps kindly sent from Torcoed-fawr, Pen- celly, Gwernelly, Poutantwn, Alltycadno, Ffrwd, Cloygin, etc. Flags waved in the waggons, and the horses were decked for the occasion. Everyone worked most enthusiastically to contribute to the success of the treat; and all returned home thoroughly pleased with the day's outing. 0
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