MR W. T. SAMUEL, the well-kuown tonic solfaist, is about leaving Swansea to t;,kc np his residence in Cardiff. THE MONTHLY MAKKET was held at Carmarthen on Wednesday. The supply was small; and the demand fairish. S(1cep of which there were few sold at 7d to ¡,I.d per Ib (dead weight). Cows and calves fetched 1: i2 to £ 15 each a few fat cattle sold at 8a 4d to 9s 2d per score. Suup KITCHEN.—The Mayor (Mr Brunei White) begs to acknowledge the receipt of the following :— Miss White, 22. King-street, el IF Mr Thomas Thomas, Disgwylfa, 109 Gd Mr William J Williams, Cambrcy House, £ 1 Is Principal Evans, Greenhill, 103 6d ;"total, £ 3 3s. CARMAUTUEN MAKKET^.—The Market ou Saturday was quite of a holiday character. Very few caska were brought in, being New Year's Day, which has always been kept a holiday at Carmar- then. Price paid for best quality, from lod to Is per lb. Choese nil. CARMARTHEN POULTRY MARKET,—The new year's market was held on Friday, and was fairly large. Tho demand was not so great, however, as that at the Christuirs market on Wednesday week, but 'le prices were just as high. In the morning, about U.30 o'clock, geeso and turkeys could be purchased for Hd a lb. At noon the figure went up + to Is and Is 2d. Ducks realised about 3s each, and iwls -3s to 5s 3d a couple, some early in the day at 2s to 2s 3d each. POISONED BY COCKLES AT TEHBY.—On Friday afternoon Mr Herbert Price, coroner for Pembroke- shire held an adjourned inquest at Begolly, near Tent' into the cause of death of Susannah Nich das, who died on the 23rd of December. Tne decoded child purchased cockles in Tenby, and had partaken of some, which must hare been unsound.—After hearing the medical evidence, the jury returned a verdict to the effect that death had resulted from ptomaine poisoning through accidentally eating decomposed cockles. MTIS COLBY'S GENEROSITY.—In accordance with a custom which is likely to be a heritage fcr benevolent-minded successors, Mis Colby, of Ffynone, Cardiganshire, has presented each of her dependents with 20lbe. of beef, a flanuel shirt, and half r. sovereign. In addition this benefactress of the neighbourhood has made presents of flannels, blankets, dress materials, and money to many of the toor of the district, and to some of the children attending the Manordcifi Upper School, which has, by the way, been maintained at her expense since it was opened in 1873 A GIGANTIC GUARD.—Private M'Cullough, who has just joined the 3rd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, is the tallest man in the Army, deposing Captain Ames, who led the Jubilee procession, and who at that time held the proud position. Private M'Cullough was born in Ireland, in the village of Rathnestris, County Louth, and is now at Chelsea Barracks. His height, is Gft. 4 in stockinged feet; weight, 15st. Gib. chest measurement, 40:. in. age, 22 years. 11 months. GERMAN MEASLES AT LLANEM.Y.— A peculiar type of measles is raging in Llanelly hundreds of cases being now under treatment. So serious has the outbreak become that several of the largest board schools in the town have been closed. The doctors describe the epidemic as ona of German meaBies the symptoms differing from those usually present in ordinary cases of measles. The visitation is 3specially present in the Lakefield and Greenfield districts in almost every house there are children being affected. "Sr. PETER'S BOYS" IN CARDIFF.—A committee meeting was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Monday night, Dr J LTrehnrne, J.P., being in the chair. Arrangements were made for a reunion dinner to be held on Thursday, January 13th, at the Angel Hotel. Sir Lewis Monia, Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., Mr J Lloyd Morgan, M.P., Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., Rev J It Buckloy (Llnubff), the Mayors of Cardiff and Carmarthen, etc., etc., have signified their intention of being present. The secretaries have sent circulars to all the boys" they have been able to find out, but should there be any who have not received them the secretaries, Messrs W J Needle and T 0 Edwards, 18, Albany-road, wiil be glad to hear from them. THE REPRESENTATION OF PEMEUOKESIIIIIE —The Press Association learns officially that Mr W Rees Davies, M.P., has been selected by the Colonial Secretary for appointment as Attorney- General of the Bahamas. This will necessitate another bye- elsation, the eighth now pending. Mr Uses Davies is the Liberal member for Pembrokeshire, and has rerresmted the constituency since 1892. At the last nera^ electi; n the figures were — Roes Davies (L.) i.550 A. S. Davies (U.) 3,970 Majority 5 SO I In i832 Mr Rses Da'ies's majority was 1,100, and in 1886 end 1885 the Liberal majorities were 116 and 261 respectively. TEMPERANCE,—The annual meeting in connec- tion with the Carmarthen Total Abstinence Society was held on Now Year's evening- at Water-street Chap schoolroom, Mr Jehu Stephens, Water- street in the chair, and supported on the plat- form i y the Revs T. Job, D.D Cotiwil D. S. Davies, Union-street and Edward Davies, Priory- street Messrs William Davies, bookÐcllcr, Johns- town Thomas J. shua, John street Thomas Edwards and Llewellyn Evans, Priory-street. The attendance was good. After a few suitable remarks by tho Chairman, Mr Llewellyn Evans, Ticwoiks, read -•i excellent paper on tho duty of th? working clar,, in regard to temperance. Afterwards Alies Besfi*e Jones, Warer street, rendered a nol) with mark I effect. Then came Dr Job, of Conwi1, who r presented the Alliance. Although Dr Job is 73 years old, he spoke for fully an hour, and denounced the traffic in a very able manner. Revs Edwaud Davies and D S Davies also made a few remarks, after which tho latter closed the meeting by pi fiyer. PENUEL SCHOOLROOM.—Last Tuesday a literary meeting was held in connection with the Young People Society, and from the large number present it is to be seen that the meetings still retain their popularity. The chair was ably filled, in th-, absence of the president, by Mr Llewellyn Eviiiis, Towy View. The accompanist's duty fell upon MUB F May Richards, who carried out her duties in a very efficient manner. The following is the pro- gramme Recitations by Misses Beatrice Thomas, 8,.rall Anne Lewis, Jennie Evans, Masters Johnny and Alwyn Evans, and Johnny Morgan dialogue, xtliBees Elizabeth A Evans and Mary Evans; solos, Cymru fy ngwlad," Mr George Rees Heavenly sing," Miss A M Lewis Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Mr John Rees; Ora Pro Nobis," Miss Susie Jones duett, Flow, gentle Deva," Messrs John and George Itees. It should be added that the two ladtes and gentlemen sang exceptionally well N-xt Tuesday, Mr Jacob Samuel, Vgent's Park College, Londoa (negative), and Mr George James, Little Wixter-street (affirmative), will read papers on the following subject Is war consistent with the teachings of thb New Testament ?" 8-r DAVID'S G F.S.-The annual festival of the St. Dadd's branch of the Girls's Friendly Society was held on Tuesday, the 26:h ult. The St. David's members were joined by those from LInn. stephan, and at 5 o'cock all met at Christ Church for the special festival service, conducted by the Rev L. Davies. Tea followed at the Model Schoolroom, of *;er which Canon Williams gave the members a most prsomical and helpful address, which was attentively listened to by all who heard him. Tie rest of the evening was taken up with the distribution by the vicar (the Rev T. R. Walters) of the premiums, bonuses, and cards. Three members received curds for "faithful duty'" *or aQ^ years respectively, Dram- employer; two members received years'U^- (°r ^0Ur »'ears> RE(^ 7 members for two received h k*16 eamo employer; 41 members membe^hin11"868 B3Vi"gs- Eigl^ '• faithful were also giverToS6 °in>d "ght "W(dding cards" premiums, bonuses D ^,ttwc?n the distribution of Llanstephan lhe.S^ Davi(i,'a an(J som'0 prepared £ or \evy nicely carols and admitted, with The Vicar new members, and four by death, during the past yeur, which thi L L has sustained of a much valued associate3 ns^well as of a member of 16 years standing. te' ns *eli LAMMAS-STREET YOUNG h 8 MUXUAI iMpurvF MENT SJCIETY. —On Monday, the 3rù inst a meeting of the above Society was held at Latnnaas- street Chapel .scboolroom, when an excellent paper was read by i!1;s Jones, Gate House, en" Morched thagorol y Beibl." The chair was taken by Lewis, Jol:ii3 own, who, with wit and humour, interested thp meeting throughout. At the introduction a sacred song was rendered, after which the chairman, among other remarks, said he reg fetted that there were not more young people present, and pressed upon them to make much of their precious time P.IKI golden opportunities, by taking interest, in such meetings. Mrs Jones, in ret,lpotic,c, came forward to read her paper. It was The ?°anP'i.niente(l ar-~ appreciated by all present. re. -lowing made appropriate remarks in to the paper Aiice JGnea (Chnpel- lliss n -S8 E8ther Jo:1C8 (Reporter Office), CW1ES (Pantteg), Miss Ann Tibbott, j\Ir!!r4 tlrice and Mrs Jones (ficton-terrace). and ilorris ,Parry. James Thomas, Henry Wr.;idtn» nn^rtl.r.,|oina8' Richard Jones, D II wer? aceo'tdefi f '!a!n Jones. Votes of thanks to the Chairman° rtat*er l^ie PaPer» also I; rendered, which to^e-r which a sacred song was c terullllated the meeting. THE OARMAKTHE.N.MIIUE FCXIIOI'NFS will mret on Tuesday. January llth, Uanbdùy. and on Friday, January ltih, at Pontaatwn each day at 10.45 a.m. NEW YEAlt SERVICE.—The usual watch night service was held at the English Wesieyan Chapel or Friday night addresses wero delivered by the Rev J. Greenland and Mr H. J. Jones.—A prayer meeting was held at U"ion-etr*efc the same evening. The llev D. S. Davies delivered an appropriate address to the congregation. LOCAL SUCCKSS.—We notice with pleasure that Mitis Cooke (daughter of Mr C. A. Cooke, organist of Christ Church), haa recently passed the examina- tion at the Royal Academy uf Music and gained the diploma of Liceutiate (L.1IA.M.). We believe she is the first in this town or county to win the diploma. Miss Cooke is organist of St. David's Church in this town. I LORD EILYN AND Lli-E.NT. --Lord Em'yn, who will stand for the Cricklade Division of Wilt- shire, is undoubtedly a strong' Unionist candidate. Full of good humour and spirits, he can make an admirable platform speech, and is very hard to heckle. If any Unionist can retain this difficult sent (says the Evening Nav*) Lord Emlyn is the man. It must be remembered, however, that he is known as a strong Churchman, and there arc a good many active Nonconformists in the division. SEASONABLE GENEI-,OSTTY.- -NI r Lynch, late propietor of Tartan y Gnvilhitrr, distributed a large quantity of tea amongst the poor and aged in the parishes of Tremain and Biaenporth, Car- digan, as has been his annual cuatjm CIl New Year's Day. He, further, entertained all the members of the Blaenporth Church Sunday School at hie residence, Brynhyfryd, on Monday, the 3rd inst., to tea and supper, followed by 80ngIJ and recitations, and a-i extremely enjoyable evening was spent. Mr Lynch is an old ",St Peter's Hoy," b: iu7 a brother to the late Mr T Lynch, Water-street, and Mr Walter Lynch, Spilairai- street. DEATH OF 1R STACEY JONES.—Wc sincerly regret to announce the death of Mr J. 1> Stacey Jones, which took place sudlenl v at his residence, Picton House, on Saturday, The deceased was a member of an old Carmarthen family. Bis father at one time kept the Mackworth HI tel, Swansea and his mother was a daughter of the late Dr Stacey, of Carmarthen. His death will be a sad loss to the causa of local charity, as although he had no public aspirations, he could always be counted on to subscribe to any deserving object. The greatest sympathy is felt for the widow—who is a native ot Chepstow-and the family in their sad aiilictiou. The funeral took place on Wednes- day, the interment taking place at Carmarthen Cemetery. CHILDREN'S MGETINO AT ZION-Tho usual New Year's entertainment for the children attending Zion Sunday School was held on Monday, for the convenience of the occasion. Tea was on the table at 5 p.m. The tables were presided over by Mrs W \V Lewis; Mrs Roberts, the Parade; Miss Frances Davies (in place of Mrs D Maurice Jones) the Misses Thomae, Disgwylfa Miss Miller, Clyde House and Mrs D N Jones, Watei-street. A miscellaneous entertainment followed. Competi- tions in singing, reciting, and essay-writing were included in the programme. Appreciative service was rendered by the Male Voice Party (conducted by Mr W Rees), who won laurels for themselves at the Assembly Rooms recently. Their singing of The Little Church was such as to give delight to all. Mr Thomas Thomas, Diegwylfa, presided over the proceedings and with the assistance of the officers of the church and school, everything paBscd off to the evident delight of the children and seniors present. There was a crowded attendance.
St. David's Church, Carmarthen, Conversazione and Dance. The annual conversazione and dance in connection with St. David's was held at the Assembly-rooms on Thursday evening in last week, and proved a most enjoyable function. The hall had been most tastefully decorated with plants, flags, baniierettes, and drapery of variegated colours, principally by Mi- David Rogers, plumber, Lammas-street, and presented a very gay appearance. The attendance was very large, and the various dances were indulged in with much zest by the company. The orchestra was occupied by Messrs Jones' well-known string band —Miss Cooke presiding at the piano— and, therefore, it is hardly necessary to state that the music supplied was of the newest and best. The proceedings commenced at 7 o'clock, and terminated at midnight. In the ante-room refreshments were provided by the ladies of the church, and the variety and quality of the viands were such as to please the most fastidious palate. Besides, the ladies were most attentive in looking after the want of those who visited the tables, and their courtesy and affable manner are worthy of the greatest praise. It would, therefore, be out of place if we were to omit to mention the names of the ladies who had tables. They were :—Mrs T. R. Walters, The Parsonage; Mrs Olive, Boar's Head Hotel Mrs James Davies, Towy Works Mrs Richards;, Miss Lewis, and the Misses Richards, Picton- terrace Mis James John, Picton-terrace Mrs R. M. Thomas, Picton-terrace Mrs E. Colby Evans, (JuiJdhall-sq. Miss Hancocke, Troedybryn; the Misses Bland Davies, Quay- street Miss David, Picton-terrace; Mrs Hughes, Lammas-street Mrs Wm. Davies, Lammas-street; Miss Pooley, Picton-place; Mrs B. A. Lewis, Morfa House; Miss Thomas, Morley-street and Miss Rodda, Moiloy-sireet. The programme of (lances was as follows, all of which were indulged in most heartily :—Polka, waltz, lancers, pas-ae-(luatra, polka, waltz, lancers, schot- lische, waHz; Washington Post"; lancers, polka, waltz, pas-de-quatro, lancers, polka, highland schottische, waltz, lancers. The highly respectoll Vicar (the Rev T. R. Walters) acted as M.C. lie was most iodofatigablo in making the affair as pleasant and enjoyable as possible to all. To his efforts and those of his curates—the Rev J. D. Evans and the Rev Lewis Davies—ably assisted by Mr T. Bland Davies, Quay- street; Mr William Davies, Lammas-street; Mr C. J. Davies, "Shoaf"; Mr Henry G. Lewis, Magazine-row; Mr David Rogers, Lammas-street; Mr William Leonard, Spring Gardens; Air B. A. Lewis, Morfa Houso; Mr Frank Walters and Mr Arthur Walters, The Parsonage; Mr William Lewis, saddler, Lammas-street; Mr D. N. Evans, Picton- place and Mr 0, II. Scott, Bluo-street-the unqualified success of the ail'air is mainly due. But without a thoroughly practical man at the liolm-iii the form of a good secretary—no movement can be expocted to turn out suCCOSflllly. In Mr J. D. Evans, Tabernaclc-tcrraco, the committee found such a one, and he worked unre- mittingly with that object. To him, therefore, the greatest; praise is due. Amongst those present at the dance were the Mayor and Mayoress (Mr and Mrs Brunei White), and a large number of ladies and gentlemen from dissenting places of worship in the town. On the Wednesday evening a children's dance was held at the same place, the same ladies and gentlemen taking part in the proceedings. The affair proved most success- ful, and the little ones enjoyed themselves to their hearts' content. Over £ 30 was made as a result of both day's proceedings.
ALL DAY ON SUNDAY. I AND SIX DAYS AWEEK.AND FIFTY-TWO WEEKS IN THE YEAR I .Jœep ■ ^^ABUSHED SO YEARS. 1- [ Ricticcd too Into for Classification.] WANTED a shati. YOUTH to deliver Bn ad. State references, &c.—Thomas Williams, Pricbtown, Nautyuioel.
Carmarthenshire County Council. MEETING OF MAIN ROADS COMMITTEE. The quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen- shire County Council, sitting as a Main Roads Committee, was held at the Shire Hall on Wednesday. Mr W. N. Jones, Chairman of the Council, presided. There were also present:—Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johne?, V.C., G.C.B. Rev W. Davies, Llandilo; Professor D. E. Jones; Sir James Drummond, Bart.; Dr Howell Rees, Glangarnant; Rev W. Thomas, Whitland Messrs W. O. Brigstocke, Parcygorse J. W. Gwynnc-H ughes, Tregib W. J. Buckley, Penyfai; D. C. Parry, Llanelly; John Beavan, Llansadwrn T. Jones, Llanelly W. S. Marsh, Penybedd J. U. Thomas, Tanlan John Williams, Penlan, Llanginning; Ernest Trubshaw James Rees, Talgarth T. Watkins, Llandovery John Rccs, Dolgwm, Daniel Stephens, Kidwelly; John Johns, Parcel thin T. Jones, Penrhonw; John Phillips, Caerlleon; John Lewis, Meiros Hall; R. W..Stephens, Cocdybrain Thomas Thomas, Peuwern J. D. Morse, Llandawke; A. E. Jeremiah, Gilfach-Gweision D. L. Jones, Derlwyn W. Jones, Canton T. R. Jones, Pantglas; C, E. Morris, Penbryn Henry Harries. Pfrvvd J 1. J. Thomas, Llanfynydd John Thomas, Thornhill; John Lloyd, Penybank H. Jones Davies, Glyneiddan; Bonville, Llanelly; the Clerk (Mr T. Jones) and the Surveyors (Mr Daniel Phillips and Mr Bowen Davies). DAMAGED BY THE FLOOD. The Surveyor (Mr Daniel Phillips) reported that the road between the Red Roses and Llanddowror had been ovcrflowed during the recent floods and the metalling had been carried away. Since the Hood had subsided however, the metaling had been ZD replaced. WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk said he had received a cheque from the owner of the traction engine near Narberth, for £5 in payment of the damage to two culverts which had been smashed. The money was paid without prejudice but (said the Clerk) no man can pay money without prejudice." CONFIRMATION REQUIRED. Mr John Lloyd raised the question as to whether the proceedings ofthesub-committecs for the Eastern and Western Division required confirmation by the Main Roads Committee. He believed he had at the last meeting moved a motion to the effect that they be confirmed. There was nothing of importance in them this time; but there might be some day. The Chairman said that as there were sub-committees he thought it well that they should be confirmed. Mr John Lloyd said that except the minutes ot the sub-committees came up for confirmation, a good many important matters would be lost sight of. He moved accordingly. Mr W. O. Brigstocke seconded the motion which was carried unanimously. IMPROVED MILESTONES. The Chairman said he thought attention ought to be paid to rc-lettering the milestones. As one who drove about a good deal, he noticed that it was difficult sometimes to see the stones much less the lettering. THE BRYNAMMAN GUTTER. The Surveyor (Mr Bowen Davies) reported that the pillars for water supply had been removed from the centre of the gutter at Station road, Brynamman, to convenient recesses. He recommended the curbing and pitching of the present gutter at an estimated cost of ^59 Is 3d. Mr John Lloyd said this would be creating an important precedent. If they curbed and channelled gutters here, they would have to do it in every village in the county. The Chairman said that they would only have to do so in those villages where there were main roads. The water out of this gutter would damage the main roads, and so entail expense on the County. Mr James John asked how this road had been madaged before. The Surveyor said that the case was different now. There were more houses there now. Mr John John said he believed that was so; and that this gutter was wanted for the sanitary purposes of the houses. The Chairman asued the Clerk what the law was on the point ? The Clerk I don't think the county is bound to do it. They may do it if they like. Mr John Johns said that Dr Bowen Jones, the medical officer for the Carmar- then District, had asked the Main Roads sub-committee to do toe same thing for Bankyftlin and the application was not attended to. The Chairman said that the main road was liable to damage by the gutter. He thought the Council ought either to do it themselves or to have it done by those who were bound to do so. Mr John Lloyd moved and Mr John John seconded, that some money be allowed for the purpose. Rev W Davies moved that the Clerk be instructed to make enquiries on the subject. Mr W 0 Brigstocke seconded. The Chairman The matter has been before us for the last eighteen months. After some fnrther dircussion. The Clerk stated in answer to further questions, that if the gutter had been made by the County, the Council was bound to maintain it as a good and proper gutter. Rev W Davies then moved that the work as recommended by the Surveyor be done. Mr W. J. Buckley seconded. Only 9 voted for the motion of Mr John Lloyd; and the recommendation of the Surveyor was therefore adopted. DANGEROUS PLACES. The reports of the Surveyors on the dangerous places on the roadside were then brought under consideration. Mr W. O. Brigstocke said it appeared to 0 him to be perfectly monstrous and without cither rhyme or reason to ask the Council to undertake a liability which was not imposed on it by either common law or statute. He hoped the Council would pass a resolution that it would not undertake this liability. This was an endeavour to place upon public shoulders a burden which properly belonged to private individuals. He therefore, moved that no steps be taken in the matter. It was only during the previous three days that the report had been circulated. The Chairman said that he did not wish to burden the county with £ 4,000 or 5,000 for fencing these spots. lIe ruled that the matter would have to stand over until the next meeting by which time the committees of the councillors representing the various petty sessional divisions—as already agreed upon by a previous resolution -would have had an opportunity of moving in regard to any particular spot which they desired. The Chairman, however, stuck to his rulin,, and the matter dropped. THE DRYSLWYN BRIDGE. The Chairman then brought before the meeting the report of the commsttec which had been appointed to enquire into the subject of building a bridge over the ford a Dryslwyn. The committee were unanimously of opinion that a bridge was wanted; but they recommended that the building should be only undertaken conditional on £800 being forthcoming locally instead of the ^500 offered. Since that time, Lord Emlyn had offered to subscribe £ 200 and the locality had consequently undertaken to find the required £ 800. The plan was then produced (drawn by Mr Jenkins, Llandilo) of the bridge recommended. Mr John Lloyd said that the committee had taken too much on themselves to pass over Mr Daniel rhillips-who had most efficiently built several bridges in the county. By so doing they would incur a heavy expense for architect's fees and would be casting an unnecessary slur upon their own surveyor, who was thoroughly competent. Mr Brigstocke said he believed Mr Jenkins was most competent at building houses, but he did not know what his experience was in the matter of building bridges. lie was old enough to remember the Jiasco at Llandilo, where a bridge was estimated to cost £ 5,000, and which eventually cost £ .20,000. The Clerk £ 23,000. Mr Brigstocke said that they had much better have the bridge built by a man under their own control, and who was thoroughly competent. The Chairman said that the ford was not in Mr Phillips' but in Mr Davies' district. The building of the bridge was so important, and required such unremitting attention, that it would be unfair to expect the work to be done by the Surveyor, who had other work to look after. Mr John. Lloyd sa'.d he did not see why they should deviate in this case from their usual practice. If they were going to take work out of the hands of the Surveyor, he would ask them to advertise for plans and tenders for Dryslwyn bridge. This motion was carried by 17 votes against 8. It was, therefore, decided to advertise. THE DIFFICULTY WITH THE ANCIENT BOROUGH. A letter was read from the Local Govern- ment Board declining to appoint an arbitrator with regard to fixing the sum to be jiaid for the Main Roads until the period for which the payment was required had expired, PIBWR WEN BRIDGE. On the motion of Mr R. W. Stephens. it was unanimously resolved to carry out some small alterations at Pibwrwen bridge, with the object of preventing the road being flooded.
Technical Instruction Committee. A meeting of the Technical Instruction Committee of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at the Shire Hall at 2.30 p.m. Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., presided. There were also present :-Messrs \V. N. Jones, William Jones, John Rees, John Lloyd, John Beavan, A. E. Jeremiah, John Williams, 1). L. Jones, H. J. Thomas, H. J. Davies, John Lewis, J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Professor D. E. Jones, Rev W. Thomas, and Dr Howell Rees. THE FINANCIAL POSITION. Professor Jones in response to the Chair- man said that the income of the committee was 61,322 and after spending a sum of b over £ 1,100 they had a sum of £ 150 in hand. AN ART SCHOLARSHIP. An application was received from Mr W. H. Evans, of Carmarthen, who was now studying at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington He produced the best testi- monials, and asked that the County Coucil should enable him to continue his studies for another two years, so as to finally qualify for the art master's certificate. Professor Jones said that very little had been done for art by the committee and lie moved that the sum of L:25 be voted him for the year. Dr Howell Rees seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. MINING LECTURES. t A report from the mining lecturer showed that the average attendance at the classes at the various centres to be as follows Brynamman, 14; Cwmainnian, i Amman- ford, 17 Penygroes, 20 Pontyberem, 13 and Llanelly, 22. The classes appeared to be going on satisfactorily; and great interest to be taken in them. Dr Howell Rees said that the lecturer was doing a most useful work and apart from what he was paid for took the students out into the fields for summer classes to teach the surveying; and also took them down coal-mines to elucidate his explanations. AMBULANCE AND NURSING. Applications were granted for ambulance at Brynamman, Mydrim, Cwmamman, for nursing classes at Conwil, Penibrey, Llan- dingat, Llanstephan, Llangendeirne, Llandilo Rural, Llanegwad, Llanedy, Llansawel, Llanboidy, and I Janfihangel-ar-Arth. Lack of funds prevented many applications being acceded to. AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIPS. The following ten farmers' sons were appointed to a short course in Agriculture at Aberystwith :—Messrs J. B. Owen, Hafod, Llanboidy; J. J. Davies, Castlehowell, Nantgarcdig; J. T. Davies, Llwynbychan, St. Clears W. R. Rogers, Pentre, St. Clears J. R. Thomas, Myddilfiw, Llanelly William Lloyd Davies, Half Way House, Llanegwad David Davies, Rhiwdywyll, Abergwili Evan Rees, Cilsane, Llangathen W. L. Jeremiah, Gilfachgweision, Llanfyrnach D. S. Jones, Voclgloferog, Llanfihangcl-Rhosycorn. David 0 Thomas, Capel-Tydist, Llangadock, was named as the candidate who would be appointed in case a certain other candidate were disqualified on the ground of his having already had a county scholarship. It was decided that more than one scholarship should not in future' be granted to members of the same family. MINING SCHOLARSHIP. David Waiters—whose address did not transpire—was appointed to a f,25 science scholarship at Cardiff.
I7LTN^V~R DA. FATAL ACCIDENT.-About 4 p.m. 011 Saturday afternoon, as William Price, Timber-street, carrier, w.ts returning home to Porthyrhyd, lie slipped from the carriage near the Feathers Inn, and the wheel passed over him. He walked a little distance, but died in a few minutes. He was taken to the Havod Bridge.—The inquest was held on Monday at the Havod Bridge Inn, Llan- wrda, on the body of William Price, of pellillic, Cilycwm, labourer. The deceased, who had been working for Mr Jenkins, of I Wauncaegurwen, in the Llanwrda and Llan- gadock Station timber yard, was returning to his home on Saturday afternoon, and was given a lift in a timber carriage driven by lohn Evans, of Gilfach Caio. When between the Feathers' Inn and the Havod Bridge Inn on the Lampeter Road, he was seen by Evans to fall backwards to the road, and before the horses (three in number) could be stopped, the off wheel of the hind part of the carriage passed over the body of the deceased. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the body being interred at Llan- wrda. The deceased leaves a widow and I; one daughter, about 12 years of age, to mourn his loss, with whom the greatest sym- pathy is felt in their sudden affliction.
Publications. THE WINDSOR MAGAZINE (Gd)-Ward, Lock, Bo»vden,and Co., Warwick Honse, Salisbury'sqare, ILondon-for January is a grand number, and contains Frontispiece. Cycling through the Snow "A Wonderful Parliamentary Portfolio," an Interview with Sir J Benjamin Stone, M P., by Archibald Cram well; Kronstadt "—Chapters IV.- VII-by Max Pemberton The Latest Great Explorer Dr Sten Hddin," by Robert Sherard "Jennie Baxter, Journalist" No I.—The Daily Bugle Misses a Hit," by Co'.trel Hoe; "Oh, Auntie! "by St. Clair Simmons Queens of Song Madame ratey and Madame Chriftine :iIson," by F Klickmann "Silas P Cornu's Dry Calculator," by Henry A Hering: "Tho Imperial Heritage," by Ernest E Williams The Ambushed Enemy," by Ada Cambridge; "Funny Foreign Dogs," by Gambrier Bolton, F.Z S. A Cause of Quarrel," by Mary Angela Dickens The Art of Economy in Dress," by Mrs Leonard Marshall; The Emperor's Detective," by Percy Andreit, Editor's Scrap-book—" Why I Tdrncd," by T C Elder.
Emigration. The January Circulars of the Emigrants' Information Office, 31, ri oadway, Westminster, S.W.,—and the annual penny handbooks show the present prospects of emigration. There is 110 demand for anyone in Canada at this season of the year, except for domestic servants. The routes to the new Klondike gold fields are now closed by ice, and will not be again open till May: explorations of the various Passes are now being made, and it is expected that the best routes will be known shortly. The latest details will be given in subsequent editions of the Circulars. Persons going there, should leave England not later than in March or April, but only those who are strong experienced miners or men accustomed to prospecting for minerals in wild and unsettled countries, and have at least £ 300 for journey and food, should think of going all others are strongly warned against going there. In New South WalSs there is no demand for more labour, and many workmen at Sydney are unable to find employment the number, however, of the unemployed, both at Sydney and in country districts, is now much less than it has been in previous years. The strike of gold miners at Lueknow, which lasted for several weeks, is now over. Coal miners at Newcastle have been busy. Reports from Melbourne, Ballarat, and other towns and districts in Victoria state that there is no demand for more labour gold miners, however, have been busy. According to the report of the Chief Inspector of Factories for 1896, which has just been issued, the number of factories in that year was the largest on record, but the number of employees was 7,000 less than in 1890, though larger than in any of the intervening years, except 1S91 the largest 0 increases in the nvmber of employees were in the following classes of trade :-Clothing dresses and millinery, foundries, furniture, printing and stationery, and shirts. The Wages Board, acting under the authority of the Factories and Shops Acts, has fixed the minimum wage to be paid to adult males in the boot trade at 7s 6d per day of eight hours, and that to females of 18 years of age and upwards at 20s per week of 48 hours. A similar Board, appointed to fix wages in the clothing trade, has decided that the minimum wage paid to male tailors, trimmers, pressers, and machinists engaged in the manufacture of ready-made clothing should be 7s 6d per day of eight hours, and that of tailoresses and female machinists over iS years of age should be 3s 4d. The vine- growing industry—for which Victoria is I admirably suited by nature-is now in a very depressed condition, owing to the low prices offered for the wine, and the general want of I co-operation among the wine producers. In South Australia there has been a remarkable revival in gold-mining during the last year or two the total yield of gold is b still small, but it was nearly four times as large 1896 as it was in 1095. There is no demand for more mechanics or farm labourers. Queensland has been suffering for some time past from the tick plague which has seriously damaged the cattle industry, and from drought, which has been prevalent throughout Australia. From these causes the demand for labour has been small, but the numerous railway and other works, which are now in progress, are helping to provide labourers with work. An agricultural college has been recently established under Government at Gatton, where students may learn farming for a small fee, and other steps are being taken to promote agricultural settlement. The progress of gold mining, and other branches of the mineral industry, has been very satisfactory. In agricultural districts there is a demand for good plough- men and farm hands. The sugar industry is in prosperous condition, and there are excellent openings for farmers with a little capital, after they have acquired some little experience of the country. In Western Australia there is a good demand for carpenters, bricklayers, and other mechanics a large number of public works are being carried out by the Govern- ment, which provide work for artizans, navvies, and other labourers. Saw-mill hands have been very busy in the timber districts, and some of the gold fields have been in want of experienced miners domestic servants are much needed. In Tasmania the important saw-milling industry of the Huon district in the south- west of the colony has greatiy improved of late, and work has been brisk. A repor from the mining town of Zeehan, on thet west coast, states There is a good demand for conntry carpenters, and a fair one for blacksmiths good miners can always get work." In New Zealand, the building, engineering, boot, and clothing trades lieve been well employed lately in most of the large centres aud smaller country towns but the supply of local men has been generally sufficient. There were 4.500 more hands employed in factories in 1896 7 than in the previous year and the applications for assistance by the unemployed were much less numerous. Compositors, however, have not been so busy, and many have been out of work. Large numbers of persons continue to arrive in Cape Colony from England and Australia, and many find much difficulty in getting work. In the case of any local demand arising, it is readily supplied by men from Johannesburg (Transvaal) and other parts of South Africa, where the labour market is overstocked. Speaking generally, there is at the present time no demand for anyone in the Colony except thoroughly skilled mechanics inexperienced hands will find great difficulty in getting work. Farmers in Natal, as in other parts of South Africa, have experienced great losses from rinderpest. There is very little demand for more labour in the Colony, and many persons at Durban have been unable to find employment. Felllak emigrants are strongly warned to I ZD use the utmost caution in regard to advertise- ments in the United Kingdom offering them situations at high wages as domestic servants, barmaids, &c., at Johannesburg, in the Transvaal.
TO THE DEAF. A rich lady being cured of her Deafness and head noises by means of Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear 1 Drums and Treatment sent £ V,O00 to his Institute so that Deaf Persons unable to buy the Drums may get them Free. Apply by letter to P. Y. Bright, Gi, Bow Lane, London, E. C.
Tea and Concert at Johustown. Carmarthen. Last Friday (New Years Eve) a tea, which had been subscribed for by parents, teachers, and friends, was given at the Board School to the scholars. The needs of the little ones were attended to by the following ladies Mrs Pile, Mrs Evans, Mrs Jones, Mrs Dyer, and Mrs Morgan, assisted by the teachers, Misses Lewis, tones, Williams, Mrs Bowen, and Mr G. Samuel. The cake had been supplied by the North British Co. In the evening a conceit was held in the same place the programme being of the nature of a miscellaneous musical medley, as may be gathered from the proceedings. The chair was occupied by Mr J Lewis, T.P., and the duties of accompanist were excellently performed by Miss Edwina C. Lewis. The following was the programme :—Chorus, "Welcome" recitations, Dick Thomas and Dora Lewis; pianoforte duett, Lnuna Phillips and May Grevillc-; recitations, W 11. Davies and E. A. Lodwick; chorus, "The brook" recitation, Mary Morgan; song, Infants (under the direction of Miss E. E. Lewis); recitation, Sarah A. Evans. Children's bazaar, Standard 2 Girls chorus, The Railway Train "j song, H. M. Lewis. Play, "Christmas Frolic":—lather Christ- mas, Mr W. J. Lewis; gouty Joe, Mr H. Pile; Forty Winks, Mr James Jones Miss Fido, Miss Agnes Evans Miss Spinster, Miss A. Tones, \c song, Infants (Miss E. E. LewiJ): recitation, Miss 11. J. Williams; song, Miss Bessie Phillips. Minstrel troupe: Messrs James Jones, James Davies, W. Thomas, f), T. Thomas, Arthur Thomas, John Davies, Bertie Thomas, T. B. Rees, Edward Tohn Davies, John Daniel Davies, F. J. Harries, and Johnny Davies trio and chorus, "A Happy New Year." The room was lull and the audience seemed to appreciate, and to be well satisfied with, the efforts of the little ones. It was a treat of innocence and enjoyment. Mr Samuel pro- posed a vote of thanks to Miss E. C. Lewis, the accompanist, being the one most deserving of thanks. It was accorded with enthusiasm.
L L A N GADOCK. SESSIONS.—On Saturday a special petty-sessions was held at the magistrates' room, before his Honour Judge Bishop (chairman), Major Tudur Lloyd Harris, and Mr Jones, Penrhock. Sergt. Williams, Llandovery charged James Thomas, Carreg- sadwrn, with using threats to Mr Davies, Telegraph Hotel, and also with assault. Mr Price, of Llandovery, appeared for the prosecution. Defendant, who was in custody, denied the charge. The Bench, however, fined him £ 1 and costs for the assault, and for using the threats he was bound over to keep the peace for three months, himself in £ 25, and one security of £10. DEATH 01 OLD INHABITANTS.—Early on Christmas murning two old inhabitants residing at Glansevin-row, each aged 80 years, died about the same time. They were Mr William Jones and Mr Walter Rowlands, of the Square and Compass Inn. The former was found dead 011 the floor of his house about 8 a.m., with the door of the house tied with a cord from the outside. No inquest was held. Both were interred at this burial-place on the Tuesday following. The Rev Mr Thomas, Llangadock, officiated at the house of the former, and the Rev Mr Salmon, LIansadwrn, at the latter. The Rev Mr Jones, Gwynfe, officiated at the grave. Both were carried to their last resting-place, and a large number of people attended the respective funerals.
L L A N DEB IE. EGLWYS SION.—Dydd Nadolig ihoddodd yr eglwys hon dc i'r Ysgol Sul a phlant a t) in berthynau i'r eglwys. Cyfranogwyd gan dyrfaoedd, a theimlad pawb oedd fod y boneddigesau acereill a weinyddant ynhaeddu clod am wncyd poll pctli mor drefnus, a pharotoi mor liclactli cr gwneyd Nadolig llawen yn y lie. Wcdi darfod a'r dyn oddi- mewn, aethpwyd ïr capel am 6 o'r gloch cr mwyn adloni y meddwl, a chafwyd gwledd u'r fath oreu yma cto. Cymerwyd y gadair gan Mr Davies, Bryngwyn, yr hWll a wnaeth ci waith i foddlonrwydd pawb. Cafwyd unawdau gan Mri D. Thomas, Llangwydd- fan Thomas Bowen and Mrs BoiN-en D. Williams, Pistillcanol; W. Watkins, Gwndwn, etc. violin, Mr J. Davies harmonium, Miss May Lewis harp, Mr Willie Lloyd. Adroddwyd gan ddeiliaid yr Ysgol Sul ac ercill, y rhai oil a wnaethant eu gwaith yn ardderchog, yn neullduol felly y plant yn adrodd hanes Moses, dan'arweiniad Mr Rces Jones, yr hwn sydd yn llafurio yn galed gyda'r plant, ac yr oedd olllafur arnynt y nos hon. Cafwyd darnau o farddoniaeth gan Mr J. Beynon a Mrs M. Thomas, Cilwern, yr hon svdd yn meddu ar awen gref. Byddai yn werth cyboeddu ci gwaith, ond nid yw genyf wrth law. Yr odd y cyfarfod drwyddo yn un o'r rhai goreu y bu'm ynddo erioed, ac yn dangos ol llafur mawr ac y mac'r eglwys ieuanc hon yn haeddu clod am lafurio mor helaeth. Llwyddiant iddi.
K 1 1) W E LLY. ECCLESIASTICAL IN I-LLI,IGENCE.I'be Rev Morgan Richards, B.A., curate of Kidwelly, has just been offered, and has accepted, the curacy of Brcconshire. DURING the week Mr Alexander Young, of Glanmorfa, has distributed a very large quantity of bread, tea, and sugar amongst the most deserving poor of Kidwelly. On New Year's Day he, as usual, had all the children of the town at his house, and gave coppers and biscuits to each. THE DISTRESS.—We hear that there are no prospects of a re-start at Gwendraeth Works, although it was stated the other day that some arrangements would probably be mde soon after Christmastide whereby work would be resumed. One of the obstacles in the way of a re-start is the depression in the trade, and the works could not be set going except on unremunerative terms. Then there is no manager available, and it is, it seems, a difficult task to get a really capable man for the post. In the meantime the distress remains unabated, and efforts arc being made again by the mayor to give relief to the worst cases. Last week over 150 families were assisted from the mayor's fund, towards which the Western Mail has again granted part of the balance in hand from last year's shilling fund. Several smaller sums of money have been received from outside friends, and more help is urgently wanted.
MARRIAGES. JENKIXS—JONES.—January 4th, at the Registrar s Office, Carmarthen, Mr Evan Jcukins, Glaiinant. tcad. to Miss Frances Jones (at Mr J. B Harris's, Blue-street, Carmarthen). LLOYD—Piu'icHAitn. — December 31st, at the Tabernacle, Hayes, Cardiff, by the Re* Charles Davies, Thomas Lloyd, of Carmarthen, to Eliza- beth. fourth daughter of Mrs Pritchard, Gelli- dawel, Pentyieh. 6th, &t Llanstephan Church, by the llcv T Lewis, vicar, Mr Tom Manfticld, of the linn of Char ey and Smitb, "wholesale fruit mer, hatits, Bristol, to Eleanor, eldest daughter of Mr John Davies, The Stores, Llsnfitcphan. DEATHS. COLLIER.-January 3rd, at her daughters residence, 22, Picton-terrnce. Carmarthen, Anne, the widow of the lKte Thomas Collier, Aber- kcnfig, G lamorgaD. JONES.8- Jan5aryrlst.' at Picton House, Carmarthen, Mr John Davies Stacey Jones. LEWIS.—January 1st. at 24, Woods-row, Carmar- i then, Miss Hanuab Leww, ageu < 1 years.
Church and the landed interest, the only conclusion which seems possible is that the Conservative candidate in this case is one of those innumerable Aunt Sallies, which are set up for the purpose of being knocked down.