-1- '■ > The New Year is a time when people consider how bi fools they have been during the past twelvemonth and how wise they are going to be henceforward. Be not deceived. You will be quite as foolish to the end of the chapter. # >t. This is a season when people buy presents which they cannot afford, and receive presents which they don't want, to gratify people whom they don't care about. Some of the North Wales papers have been poking fun at our late Vicar, now Bishop of St. Asaph. The Carnarvon Herald says Next 11 a Donnvbruok Fair commend us to ft St. Asaph Diocenm shindy for liveliness and stir. Madeira Hill, Wrexham, should henceforth bs renamed Majub Hill according to some witty clerics, but who is the Boer and who the Briton need not be determined with too great precision. One enthusiastic cleric, who unfortunateiy kept away from the meeting, wrote a beautiful letter all about a • bastwn onen wyllt.' What a pity he (lId not attend the shindy, b-Astwu and all! Ib would have keen quite a treat to have seen a fencing bout between hi, hOí) anù cleric, the former using his crozier and the latter his bastwn.' ill. Now there are least two mistakes in this paragraph. The word used by the clergy- man for the weapon with which he intended to adminish his ecclesiastical superior was "pastwn," which Spurrell defides "as along 0 pole, a staff." Again, the Bishop of St. Asaph has no crozier. The North Wales journalist is thinking of Bishop Mostvn, his neighbour, or of some of those Armeniar bishops of whom we have heard so mucl" lately. The crozier is unknown in the Church of England since the Reformation. The episcopal insignia of Anglican Bishops consist of black gaiters; and a dress hat rigged like a Dutch schooner. < I sincerely trust that anything I said last week as to the illegality of raffling has not been understood to be an incitement to the police to make a raid on the Christmas Tree. Heaven forfend I merely wish to indicate for the benefit of my Church friends a danger to which they are exposed. If they got into trouble, and I had not warned them, I might feel the gnawing of a tender conscience. If, however, they now get into the clutches of Sergt. Harries although I shall regret the incident—I cannot but feel satisfied that I have done all in my power to avert such a calamity. if. So it has been solemnly decided in public meeting that the parish of St. Peter's Without" is to be annexed to the Borough of Carmarthen and not a voice was raised in protest against our forward policy." The inhabitants 0 of our frontier are not only willing they are even anxious to be gathered within our confines. It is seldom that annexation is so peacefully carried out. < It is satisfactory to note that the Christmas card nuisance is on its last legs. It is growing small by degrees and beautifully less and as things are going, five years will 0 r3 1 see the end of the craze which once induced people to buy job-lots of cards and to post them to everybody with whom they had even a nodding acquaintance. Folks are getting wiser. ★ Why arc the midnight minstrels so much in evidence at the present time called "waits"? It is because they have to wsit 3 precious long time before they get anything r for their labours ? « 3 I have nothing personally against the "waits" c —many of whom I know personally to be highly estimable members of society. But in their official capacity I have a good deal to say L against them. In a climate like ours, it is 0 the perfection of nonsense to go about at midnight in the depth of winter pesterin" folks with music with which they don't want b to be bothered. This somewhat ancient a institution adds nothing to the proper observance of Christmas. The glory of God and the goodwill towards men would be much better promoted by the serenaders and the serenaded sleeping peacefully in their beds. < e Supt. Smith has said that there is only one registered lodging-house in Carmarthen, and that there ought to be more." He is quite right. At present the law with regard to common lodging-houses—or the administra- I tion of it-is farcical. Anybody who accommodates a lodger for a night or two is a lodging-house keeper but any attempt to so construe the law would cause consternation amongst a good many householders at fair- time. What about those, too, who let lodgings, say, to a theatrical company, which is here only for one night ? It is only after those who accommodate tramps that the law looks too closely. Happy fraternity which is the object of so much legal solicitude A standing mystery in connection with Carmarthen is, Where docs the population of the new houses come from?" The population of Carmarthen to-day does not exceed-if it is not actually less than—the figure at which it stood forty years ago. Yet whole streets have sprung up into existence since then, and are still springing up. And yet an empty house in Carmarthen is a phenomenon More houses filled, and yet the same number of people! Here is a question to discuss during the present dull season. .1:, -A The School Board nominations have taken place without a contest being "rendered necessary. People say "that it is just as well to avoid raising any ill-feeling." I am not so very sure of that. It all depends on what the ill-feeling is about. The Apostle Paul raised a good deal of ill-feeling by preaching Christ crucified, and he would not undertake to keep quiet in order to avoid any risk of a breach of the peace, or to molify the prejudices of the Jews. Let us do and say what we honestly believe to be right; and if other people work themselves into an apoplexy over it, we are not responsible. # In-feeling" is, to a great extent, a double- edged argument. All the ill-feeling in Turkey would be saved if the Armenians would only renounce Christ for Islam. If the Turks had common sense, on the other hand, they would allow the Armenians pro- tection and liberty of opinion, as long as they refrained from throwing bombs around, or from little acts of disorder of a similar kind. If I met a footpad who wanted my watch, I daresay I should save a lot of ill-feeling by quietly handing over the timepiece. But I should risk the ill-feeling all the same. There are faint hearts who would make any concession to the enemy to save ill-feeling. This, however, is sheer cowardice. Carmarthen Radicalism would be all the better for a good stiff contest. We have become too rusty, too indolent, too sleepy, and too much inclined to take things for granted. We are too much inclined to lie on )ur backs, and to think of the great deeds done by the Lberal giants of Carmarthen long ago. We need to be forced to realise that the duty of a Liberal consists in a little more than walking to the Guildhall on the day of a Parliamentary election, and record- ing his vote for the Radical candidate. We have many hard workers, indeed, who are infusing life into the dry bones. But the bones are very, very dry. As Liberals, we are too much inclined to think that the Association should do every- thing for us; and yet we too frequently do nothing for the Association. The Association is just as we make it. It is not a Deus ex machina which will turn up at the proper machina which will turn up at the proper time to put everything right. It is merely an instrument through which Liberals can voice their sentiments. When the hammer does not pulverise the stone, don't blame the hammer. Blame the hand which wields it. The possibility of having during the race week a ball for the county folks is being discussed, but the initial difficulty which confronts one is, lvlio are the county folks?" The time was when—at a ball in Carmarthen- a rope separated that portion of the room devoted to the county folks from that which was open to the mere trades- people." But agricultural depression has-- amongst its other achievements—changed all that. So many of the mere tradespeople are buying up the land of the county, that things are somewhat changed. Nowadays the county folks are a mixed lot. Forty years ago a man who made money in commerce and bought a small estate would not be regarded as the social I equal of the real gentry." But it is the former class which now rules the county roost, as almost the majority of the places of the old families have fallen into the hands of strangers. And they are not despised either. Peoolc think quite as much nowadays of a man who was able to make money for him- self as of him Nvho. silliply spends what his father left him. r f inis has been a most aengnuui week, emarked a cynic on Wednesday morning, f We've had four Sundays straight after one mother and you've only got to go to church )n two of them." St. Peter's Christmas Tree will be opened )y the Bishop of St. David's at half past two "Clock on Thursday next. The new School Board is a very young lody. Mr James John is die senior member and he has only been connected with it for some three years and two months. #- Tested by their professions the new School Board yields as follows :—Three ministers, and one each of tutors, grocers, solicitors, and painters. Punctuality is more practised by the elders than by the juniors in Carmarthen. A prize is available in a certain Sunday School of about 250 members for everyone who does not miss more that a single attendance. Yet only two members have qualified for the prize. One is 60 years of age and the other about 95 It is to be observed that six dozen of pop as well as a cask of beer was sent to the Workhouse on Christmas Day. Can it be that there are teetotallers in the Union" ? W One of the country Guardians told the relieving officers on Friday that if they hac any conscience they would come to the meeting and ask to have their salaries reduced by ten per cent. Relieving officers are not quite so scrupulous, however, as country folks are. We all know very well that if we go to the market on Saturday and offer 2s 6d for a fowl, the seller will refuse the offer and assure us that 2s is as much as the bird is worth The conduct of the members of one of the junior football teams from Llanelly which visited the town on Boxing Day will not by any means raise them in the estimation of a certain landlady and honest people generally, Taking advantage of the absence of the landlady and the waiters from the bar—who were arranging the tables for a dinner in thoni ^art ^ie hostelry—they helped Ihemscte t0 umber of bottiesyof w? cons,,ft °,n bei,,S detected. « I took fent, "ley in the meantime I simsl,S ,h J" tl,eir P°ckets and store I I,S'T °" e floor' Such is the heaid on good authority. The as:Tt reL°i m°st rePrehensible, j eflects upon Llanelly people generally to\vn nU W? °f ST fre'lue"tly visit the c \vn A few weeks board and lodgings at Hei Majesty s expense in the Castle on the I hill uould do these young men a vast ?7KU? 0f rd', Local will hence- foi-th do well to keep an eye on the bottles when Llanelly boys are about! ALETHEIA.
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The Carmarthen School Board. AN UNCONTESTED ELECTION. AN ALMOST COMPLETE CHANGE. The School Board nominations passed off in Carmarthen on Friday without there being any necessity for a contest. In the Church camp the counsel of the wiser heads prevailed and the young bloods" who wanted to nominate four candidates found themselves in a minority when it came to In" actual business. Strong as was the feeling for a contest amongst the more aggressive t' members of the Ecclesiastical Party, the project received, at the best, but scant encouragement from those tacticians of experience who were better able to judge the beat of the public pulse. The Churchmen have been wise in their generation; and have followed—in one respect at any rate- the example of Jeroboam rather than of i Roboam. We are, of course, told-as is usual in such cases—that such a thinn as a contest was never for a moment contem- plated." But it was all the same. The candidates nominated on Friday Were Mr J. E. Adamson, B.A., of the Carmar- then Training College (Churchman), Mr J. P. Carter, grocer (Churchman). .x,i\fr JJohn, solicitor (Churchman). •Principal Evans, of the Presbyterian College (Nonconformist). Mr R. J. Jones, painter and decorator, King-street (Nonconformist). R(=v I). J. Thomas, of the English Congregational Church. Rev YV. W. Lewis, Ziou Presbyterian Church. "Rev E, U. Thomas, of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. An denotes a member of the old Board. The nomination of five Nonconformist candidates was made in view of the fact that it was considered extremely doubtful whether Principal Evans would allow his name to remain or not. If he consented to his name remaining, of course another Nonconformist candidate would have been ready to with- draw. Principal Evans, however, stuck to his determination and the other seven candidates are, therefore, returned unopposed.
THE LAST MEETING OF THE OLD BOARD. The last monthly meeting of the now defunct Carmarthen School Board was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday. Mr T. E. Brigstocke (vice-chairman) presided. There were also present :Mr James John, the Rev D. J. Toomas, and the Rev E. U. Thomas. The Vice-chairman read the following letter Green Hill, Carmarthen, December 28th, 1897. DEAK SJR, I am unwilting to leave the Board without n word of farewell to my colleagues. Will you kindly convey to them all, that I am grateful for the consideration they have shown me daring the last six years or more that I am proud of having been asiosciated with them in the work that hns been so peacefully and etiectively done, and that I wish t'jein God-speed in the new developments that mist folio" ooner or later. It is to the credit of he own that v^Ditted to doable he school rate without practical pro\est. I venture o hope that the hiphest limit has net even yet been eached. A School Board rate is in trttth only a orin of insurance which by spreading the co-t of ducatiou over a quarter of a century, more or less, ,ives to the istrig,,Iing householder an advantage vhich wealth alone could otherwise secure I look orward to the time when the public will be rcpared to insure in this sense to tie hilt. So III as they are content with ineffiohnt and with child-teachers in their schools, they are simply putting up with the half when they might 4 easily have the whole. But it is clear ti,-t reforms must come gradually. In the meantime I put it to the Board that their chief eXD.htf ofticer--the Clerk-is insufficiency fwff&rerated for his services. ] He does his in a style that is probably not surpassed in anv quarter and if I were returning 1 to the Board, I should deem it qy first duty to 5 move for an increase in his salary. Believe me, dear sir, Yours truly, ( WALTER J. EVAXS The Chairman of the School Board meeting of v Dec. 28th. 1897. A l'he Vice-chairman said that the Chairman had given dose attention and valuable aid to the School Board work ever since he had been connected with it. He had kept in touch with the various departments, and the progress which the Board had made was largely fostered by thecue and the enthusiasm which he had shown for the work, particularly in regard to the new buildings. The speaker had not the slightest idea that the Chairman was not going to be present that evening; or perhaps he would have looked up one or two matters before he came to the meeting. He felt sure that the Board would be weakened by the loss of a good chairman and that it was a matter of regret to the public at large that Principal Evans would not again return to that body. Mr James John said that as the senior member of the Board, as one who had worked with Principal Evans for over three years on the School Board, and as one who had worked for a longer period with him on the committee of the Literary and Scientific 2 Institution, he could feel the loss which the i town had sustained by his determination not to become again a member of the Board. 5 At the meeting of the Attendance Committee > held on Tuesday fortnight, Principal Evans > and himself were present. lie, feeling the l very impartial, the very able, the very hroad-minded, and the very kind manner in wliich Principal Evans had carried out everything connected with the Board, did everything he could to induce the Chairman to re-consider the determination to which he was informed the latter had come. He was speaking, he believed, on behalf of Mr Barker and the other members of the Board, when he said that he believed the town was suffering a great loss and a very serious loss in the retirement of Principal Evans from his connection with the School Board. Principal Evans had dealt with the School Board work in that thorough manner with which he dealt with everything which he took in hand. He had taken great pains and trouble in regard to matters of detail, into which he had probably gone more thoroughly than any member of the Board. As he felt sure that the Board was sustaining a very great loss in Principal Evans' severing his connection with it, he moved, That this Board do place on record the sense of the great loss it sustains, by reason of Principal Evans' determination not to continue a member of the incoming Board." I believe," said Mr John, in conclusion, "that it is a loss which we shall all feel, and that it is a loss to the town, a loss to the cause of education in the town generally." Rev D. J. Thomas, in seconding, said that he fully endorsed what had been said by Mr John. They were all sensible of the very great loss which they would sustain through the absence of Principal Evans from the new Board. They had all done everthing they could to allow himself to be again nominated; but he had decided otherwise. They could all bear testimony to the great fair-mindedness and impartiality which the Chairman had brought to bar on the work of the Board. He sincerely trusted that Principal Evans would be blessed in all hls, 1 He should also like enibo(A.L- solution a reference to the loss which would sustain by the retirement of L. e-chairman. The latter had devoted a gooa deal tfi-Yjne an^d attention to the work of the Board diffing the last nine years. They would certainly miss him. They would also miss Mr Barker, whose unfailing courtesy was always noticeable and Mr Thomas Thomas, the senior member, who had been connected with the Board for over 16 years. He cordially seconded the resolution moved by Mr John, Mr James John agreed to the inclusion in his resolution of other names mentioned. Rev E. U. Thomas said he heartily supported the resolution, and endorsed everything which had been said by the previous speakers. A precept was issued for 6oo, which, with the amount asked for in September make: 1 ,000 for the year.
Carmarthen Borough Police Court. TUKSDAY—Before the Mayor (Mr H, B. White), Mr C. AV. Jones, Mr T. Davies, and Mr David Williams. A CHRISTMAS GLASS. Elizabeth Owen, wife of John Owen, fisherman, Quay, was charged with drunken- ness. P.C. Burnhill said that at 4.30 p.in. on Christmas Eve he saw the defendant drunk in Station-road. She was cursing and swear- ing, and had been ejected from the station premises by the Stationmaster. Defendant said it was only a Christmas glass." Supt. Smith said defendant had not been convicted since 1882. She was offered bail on Friday, but would not leave the cell. She was bailed out on Christmas morning. A fine of 6s inclusive was imposed. NEIGHBOURS AT VARIANCE. A LADY'S CHARACTER INVOLVED. Mary Anne Harries, 135, Priory-street, applied for sureties of the peace against her next door neighbour, Rachel Williams. Complainant said I am a widow. There is only the passage between us. On Monday evening I was coming in the coach. She asked me if I said her children were tipsy. I said I didn't say such word. She said, I have a great mind to strike your head off your body." I said, You better not." With that I had it in my breast till I was sprawling against the wall. She came out in an hour's time. She said, Have you seen my son tipsy ?" I have," says 1. With that I shut the door. It was quite right. The defendant, on being told that she could ask any question of the plaintiff, commenced to cross-examine her, with the result that a look of consternation o'erspread the faces of the magistrates; the two ladies got excited, and it took all the efforts of the Bench and the Clerk to prevent the battle being fought out again under the eyes of the majesty of the law. Defendant said that Mrs Harries had accused her of saying that she and her lodger were living on terms which were more intimate than was proper. Some people had, indeed, said so, but she (Mrs Williams) had never said such a thing. Plaintiff: I am quite willing for anyone to come and examine my rooms. The same complaint preferred a charge of assault against Evan Williams, a member of the Borough Police Force, and a son of the defendant in the previous case. Complainant said: Defendant came into I the workshop on Tuesday at dinner time. He came in, and was tallf'iig to b". bey ) and was cursing and swearing. I told him to go out, and he curse me well, too (laughter). Then he strike me down with his fist. Cross-examined by Defendant I don't know that you came to see Thomas. I did not see Thomas take a piece of wood and strike you. Henry Thomas, cabinet-maker, the lodger," said The house is in my name complainant is my lodger. On Tuesday, at 2 p.m., when P.C. Jacob Thomas served Mrs Williams with the summons, I went to see what my workmen was doing. Evan Williams put his foot inside the door, and ;aid, I suppose you know what this is." I said, "Go out." He said that he would bash my brains out, and break my mouth. He was cursing; and said that no ————— law could touch him." It was after that he struck Mrs Harries. Cross-examined by Defendant I did not take a piece of wood to strike you. You were ahout two paces inside the door. Complainant now rose excitedly, and exclaimed, This is the fourth time he has swear me." Anne Edwards (17), Porthyrhyd, Tanerdy, said I was passing down town at the time, and turned in to my aunt, Mrs Williams. Mr Thomas took a piece of wood which was under Mrs Harries' foot to strike the constable. As he pulled it away, Mrs Harries fell down. The constable was standing on the door of the workshop and not moving. Mrs Harries now said positively that Anne Edwards was not on the premises at the time at all. r Mts Williams gave evidence corroborative ot tnat 01 Anne Ijidwaras. rier son was 111 the house when she was served with the summons. She gave the summons to her son, who went out to the workshop. Evan Williams said that the whole trouble arose because his mother was accused of having made statements reflecting on the fair fame of Mrs Harries. When the summons was served, he went over with it to see what he could do to settle the whole affair. The Bench dismissed both charges.
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LLANDOVERY. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Friday afternoon John Richards, a labourer, residing near the Swan Inn, High-street, Llandovery, died in a sudden manner. The deceased was seen about the town, apparently in a fair state of health, on the morning of the sad occurrence. About one o'clock he went to Mr William Lloyd's smithy for some materials, and whilst talking to one of the men there dropped to the ground. Deceased had been under medical treatment for some time past, and undoubtedly died from heart disease. »
Laugharne K otcs. [BV VERITAS.] The holidays passed quietly, and, in every respect, very properly in this town. There were as usual services in the Established Church on Christmas, which were we] I attended. At the Congregational Church, there was a service of song in the evening, which was in every respect a great success. The large chapel was crowded with a most attentive I audience. The children recited their pieces well, and several young ones sang solos remarkably well. The choir had been trained by Mr David William Lewis, of Bromwast, who is to be congratulated on the thorough success of the evening. Several solos were also sung, and were highly appreciated. The chair was occupied by the Rev Dr Gwynne Jones, the late pastor. The Old Man on the Cliff" will next week give a short review of the past year at Laugharne with special reference to the sanitary condition of the town.
Notes from the Banks of the Cowin and Hafren. [BY AN OLD ANGLER.] As the trout fishing season is now closed, I have a little time for myself, and have determined to fish for news from the banks of the above two rivers. It is not my intention to supply any notes to the Reporter to cause any illfeeling. To be on the safe side I advise all the readers that dwell near the banks to Keep watch, as I shall be all eyes and ears when passing along. We do not like our faults and follies to be exposed to the public; no, what we like is to cloak them over as soon as possible. But dear reade's don't think that the old fisherman is beyond criticism. Don't think he is a voluminous body of perfection revolving among sinners. No if you find any cause for grievance, take up the cudgels, and peg at him with all the fury of Nemesis. But take care lest he might lay down his bait and hook you. < # Along the banks of the Hafren a few days ago, I heard from a confab," that an ambulance class was thought to be organized in the village of Mydrim. I wonder what was up with you when those happy thoughts came across your minds. Did you think of encountering some serious accidents this winter ? Sally'r Glee whispered in my tar that it was not accidents they were looking forward to, but some tribes had been lying in ambush, and that they were only waiti ig to hear the monotony broken by the gating guns of the hostile armies. My advice to those individuals is, Keep your powder dry. Apart from the ambulance class, don't you Mydrimites think that many a pleasant winter evening could be spent in an entertainment or a social gathering. You have enough geniuses there to hold an entertainment or a penny-reading once a fortnight. It would not only be pleasant to those that would sit and listen to you, but it would be a blessing to yourseh es in developing your talents to better advantage, and to a good purpose. I know very well that many a Mydrimite would prefer spending two or three pence there rather than spend it in the only way now open to them. *♦* What an old angler hates is to see about a dozen or more fellows gathered together 01; a square or another prominent place making remarks 1JOon evervnne Now, you spalpeens, don't you think you could pass your time away in a far better manner it you went at it. Why don't you get hold of a bock or a piece of music, and prepare for these entertainments ? Our time is not given us to spin yarns, etc., but to utilise it for our best interest, our neighbour's interest, and our final happiness. I have been given to understand that two entertainments have been given already at Llysonen. It seem that they are quite a success. The proceeds are also given to a very good cause, viz., the infirmary. • 4< Along the banks of the Cowin exists the same monotony as prevails in some uninhabi- tated island. They used to have their monthly entertainment at Bankyfelin one time, but they are now relics of the past. They can boast of one entertainment yearly, and that the coacert on Show-day. At St. Clears they have two or three yearly, besides the hiring fair and the monthly market. They are also going to have a grand eistedd- fod there in the course of a few months, so I have gleaned. Thare is another grand eisteddfod to take place in a place towards the. north of the Cowin—Efynnonbedr. Judging from the b programme, I think it ought to be a success. The people of Cana held their annual competitive meeting on Christmas Day. This annual event is eagerly looked forward to every year by .both young and old. This year, like proceeding years, the meeting turned out quite a success. Thp rhnnpl UJ'1C -t'_L "Y"oJ packed with people, and the number of competitors were as numerous as ever. The adjudicators were :—Music Mr J. Penllwyn Walters, Llysonen Gardens; prose and poetry, Professor Jones, Carmarthen. As the adiudicator of music was a young man from this neighbourhood, it created no less interest. From enquiries made, the young adjudicator gave entire satisfaction. The way in which he delivered his adjudication reflected the greatest credit upon him. As for Professor Jones, the duties conferred upon him were carried out in a most satis- factory manner. Space will not allow nie to give more details re the above meeting.. Sufficient to say, therefore, that it was a thorough success. <
G O R S L A i WEDDING.—A very pretty wedding took ■ place on Thursday, December 23rd, at the Parish Church of Gorslas, Llandebie. The contracting parties were Mr David Williams (employee at Messrs Greenwood and Sons, coachbuilders, Llandilo and Carmarthen), aad Miss Catherine Child, of Penygroes, Llandebie, the officiating clerrgyman was the Rev A. Britten, vicar. The best man was Mr W. illiams, of Newport, and the bridesmaids, Miss Child and the Misses Ethel and Mildred George. The bride wa3 beautifully attired in a costume of navy blue with a picture hat to match, and was given away by Mr Francis, Penygroes. The bride and the bridegroom (who are greatly respected at Llandilo) were the recipients of a great number of beautiful presents, especially that of Mrs George, Bridge Cottage, Llandilo, and family.
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LLANGUNNOCK. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Christmas Day the scholars attending Ebenezer Sunday School were provided with tea and cake with other good things. Needless to say the young children enjeyed the treat immensely. A grand entertainment was held in the even- ing, when several children and adults took part. Mr Owen Jones, Aberystwith College, presided over a large and attentive audience. Solos were sung by Mr D. Phillips, Mr S. James, Miss E. Walters, and Miss Nanno Walters. The parties conducted by Mr D. Phillips, Mr J. N. Lewis, and Mr J. Thomas sang admirably. Un the whole, the meeting was a very successful one, it being the best ever held for many years. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the proceedings to a close.
LLANGATHEN. PARISH COUNCIL.-A nicetin,, of the Parish Council of Llangathen was held on Friday, December 17th, at the Llangathen Schoolroom at 7 p m, There were present Messrs E. Griffiths, W. T. Morgans, John Jones, J. Griffiths, David Richards, David Davies, Richard Thomas, Edward Jones, Evan Rees, and Thomas Evans (clerk). Mr W. T. Morgan proposed, and Mr J. Griffiths seconded, that the same trustee—namely, Mr John Griffiths, Velindre Mill—be again elected to distribute the charities in the parish. Mr John Jones proposed an amendment that a new trustee be elected. Mr Edward Jones seconded. For some reason Mr John Jones withdrew his proposal, and it was unanimously agreed that Mr John Griffiths be the trustee.—Mr John Griffiths proposed, Mr Evan Rees seconded, and it was carried that an application be made to the Technical Instruction Committee for the establishment of nursing and hygiene classes within the parish. Plans and sections of the proposed railway at Dryslwyn, in the above parish, were favoured by the Council.—Mr W. T. Morgans proposed, Mr John Jones seconded, and it was unanimously agreed that a letter of condolence be sent to Mrs Edwards, Rhiwdorth, on the death of her husband, who was a member of the Council. -Mr Richard Thomas proposed, and Mr John Jones seconded, and it was carried that Mr W. T. Morgans be the vice-chairmaa in place of the late vice-chairman (Mr Isaac Edwards), deceased.
LLANEGWAD. PARISH COUNCIL.—A special meeting of the Parish Council was held at Llanegwad Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, the 14th inst. There were present—Mr John Simpson (who presided), Rev Evan Thomas, Messrs William Evaus, Thomas Davies, John Rees, Charles Davies, John Evans, David Jones Harries together with Mr John Roberts, clerk. Votes of Condolence: The Chairman, in proposing a vote of heartfelt condolence with Mrs Davies, Milton Court, and her family in their very sad bereavement by the death of her beloved husband, said that he would venture to say that they would, one and all, as members of that Council, join him in saying that they all deeply deplored the loss they have sustained by the death of Mr Davies, and that they would greatly miss his safe guidance and sound advice, and that their impression was that, in stating that his deruse left a void in a public sense not easy to be filled, they voiced the feeling of the parishioners generally. The Rev Evan Thomas seconded, and endorsed in sympathetic terms, all that was said by the Chairman. Several of the other members also expressed their regret at Mr Davies' death. The vote was unanimously passed in silence, and the Clerk was instructed to convey to Mrs Davies to that effect.—A vote of sympathy with Councillor William Williams, Tyrdwl, ;ü hib ;°rr& dud at-vdc iifrress. was proposed by the Rev Evan Thomas, who said that he was sure that they all, as a Council, trusted that he wouid seon recover his usual health, so that he might be able to come amongst them soon again. Mr David Jones Harries seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously; and the Clerk was directed to convey to him the resolution. -.IVoti-ce of Motion-. Mr William Evans gave notice of motion that he-would bring forward at the next meeting th. question of filling the vacancy in the hrochial Charity Trust, caused by the death f the late Mr Henry Davies. This was all thbusiness transacted.
FERRYSlD F. DINNER AND ENTERTA"i-AIENT. Since the floods and exceptionally high tides whi<~h did so much damage to the property of the Great Western Railway Company seme time back, the Company has repaired and caused the Engineering Department to be engaged in extensive operations to add to the greater stability of the line, hence a number of skilled mechanics, masons, and others have been located here, and at this ft-stive season of the year the idea of a social gathering was agreeably entertained. A committee was formed, Mr John James undertaking the duties of hon. sec., with the result that on Thursday evening (the T6th inst.) a happy gathering of railway employees of all grades -22 in number—met at the White Lion Hotel, where an excellent spread had been prepared by the hostess, Mrs Richards, and to which ample justice was done. Mr Owen, stationmaster, occupied the chair, and Mr J. Jones occupied the vice-chair. The Chairman gave the usual loyal toasts, which were responded to. The Vice-chairman gave the toast of success to the Great Western Railway Company, which was enthusiastically received. A well- selected programme of vocal and instru- mental music was rendered by the company present, Mr Mitchell presiding at the piano, the following being specially worthy of nieiition,-Mi- Williams, "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau Mr William James, Death of Nelson Mr William Morgans, Miner's Dream Mr John James, The song that reached my heart." The whole of the pro- ceedings were of a most enjoyable character, and great credit is due to the committee for the excellent arrangements made. The Chairman alluded to the unavoidable ibsence of several who were unable to attend through illness and other causes, coupling the name ot Mr Rees, foreman of the works* whose health was drunk. At the close, the hostess, Mrs Richards, was complimented and thanked for the excellent repast served and the arrangements made for the engage- ment cf the company that evening, and which was most suitably acknowledged. The Chairman and vice-Chairman made several pleasant remarks as to the good effect of these social gatherings once a year—at the festive time of Christmas promoted brotherly feeling and good will towards all men. The singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. CHRISTMAS DAY was spent very quietly. The only attraction was a grand concert at the Baptist Chapel, which proved a great success. The artistes were Miss Clandia Williams (Briallen Elli), Miss Hannah J. Williams (Llanelly) Miss Bessie Davies (Llanstephan), Mr Tom Evans (Dafen), accompanist, Miss Maggie Anbrey, R.A.M. (Llanelly). The chair was taken by Mr Hugh A. D. Williams, Broadlay: DEAFNESS AND NOISES IN THE HEAD, cured at the patient's home. This Illustrated Edition also treats on the cure of Catarrh, Bronchitis, Asthma Extreme Stoutness. Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Rheuma- tism by M rdico-Electricity.—4d (J. D. BRIGHT Publisher, 8, Tavistocke Plaoe, London, VV.O. 6" CABMABTHKN Printed and Published by the Proprietress, M. LAWRE.vfia, at her Ofliaes 3 Blue-street, JFBIDAY, December 31st, 1897.