University of Londou. MATRICULATION OF WELSH STUDENTS. The following is o list of students from Welsh colleges and Schools who matriculated at the January examinations of the University of Loiidon.- Honours Division.—Johu Win. Ernest Sommer, llydal Mount, Colwyn Bay. First Division.— Ksnneth Barker, llydal Mount, Colwyn Bay Mary Louise Cleaver, Welsh Girls' School, Achford; Edwird John Daviee, Whit- church, Cardiff (private study) Gilbert Henry Dutton, University College, Cardiff; Edmund Chas. La Meesurier, Newport Grammar School Harold Liversidge, Itydnl Mount, Colwyn Bay; Goo. Montague Marriot, Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay John Gee. Owen, Intermediate School, Llandyssul; Moua Dow Roberta, University College, Bangor Albert Lewin Samuel, Monkton House, Cardiff Oswald Percy Thomas, Oawesrry Grammar Schoal; Ilenry Trevor Tristram, Car- marthen Grammar School Maud Marie Elizabeth Venables. St. Maeburne, Penaith Elizabeth Amelia West, Welsh Girld' School, Ashfcrd. Second Diusion.—Morgan Evans Davies, Aber- ayron Intermediate School Thomas Davies, Friar'n Schcol and University College, Bangor Fannie Forbes 11 xmel, University College, Bangor Jamew Howard Holm, Rydal Mouut, Colwyn Bay David HUl, Rydal Mount, Cjlwyn Liy Francis Egeiioa Hutchinson, ltvdal Nltiuut, Colwyn Bay Harold Madoc Junes, University College, Aber- ystwyth; Osborne Mills Jones, UaiveMty College, Bangor Margaret Anne Judd, Welsh Girls' School, Ashford Isobcl Margaret Murdoek, Welsh Girls' School, Ashford; Jane Williams. W ch-h Gir1s' School, Ashford Margaret 1hcl Youug, renrhoa College, Colwyn Bay.
Carmarthenshire Coauty Council, MEETING OF THE liOADS SUB- COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Main lloads Sub-Committee (Western Division) waa held at the Shire Hall last Saturday. There were present Mr J. Lloyd, Penybank (Chairman), Mr John Williams, Pen Ian Mr John Pnillips, Caerlleon Mr Thomas, Pon- wern Mr Vv" llairies, Dry, I wyn; and Mr Thomas Thomas, Penronw also Mr Danitl Phillips, County Surveyor. Sundry bil.s were passed, and the Contractors tor in^teriala were paid the balance due to them, amounting to £ 5-19 7s lid. A letter from Col Lewes, Llysnewydd, was read complaining of the dangerous portion cf the main road between Cilwen and Tinsarne, on the New- caeile-Enalyn road, where the wooelen partition of the Great Western Railway terminates. It was resolved that the Clerk write to the General Manager of the Company, and desire him to have the partition extended 40 yards at the east end, so as to screen the railway from the road for the protection of passengers on such road, in compliance with the Railway Clauses Act. The Clerk was requested :o write to Messrs Thomas and Evans, Newcas'.le-Emlyn, in reply to their claim for royalty for stones from Cilwen Quarry, and to refer them to their landlord's agent, to whom the royalty has heen paid. Llewellyn Richard's Bill for opening a Quarry at Wauncorgam was allowed. Several tenders for materials were accepted- The Surveyor's report ot work* necessary- amounting to L17 03 was produced and approved. The Surveyor's estimate of expenditure for 181)8-9 was alio produced and certified.
Welsh Home Industries. A LAUDABLE MOVEMENT. It may bo news to our readers that aii ass-iciation for the mprovemout and developement of Welsh industries has recently been formed. Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin. wife of the Member for South Glamorgan, is the originator of the scheme, which is being cordially supported by the most icilucutial ladies in Wales and Monmouthshire. The object of the Association is to improve the textile fabrics of Wales by giving the weavers trood patterns and also to help the cottage workers to tind a better market for their goods. All kinds of industries are included. Weaving and spinning ar.d knitting, both in mills and in cottages, embroidery, basket- making, carving, iron work, pottery, and every sort of handicraft. Committers are already beinu called together in several counties, for the purpose of forming local branches. It is hoped that in time a net work of those local branches will extend over the whole of "Sales and Monmouthshire. Miss Mabel Hiil, lvockwood, LlandaiV, has consented to act as lion, see of the Welsh Industries Association, aud would be giad to supp y further information.
-I CADBURY'S COCOA is absolutely pure, and is there- fore the best Cocoa. It is a refreshing, stimulating drink, and a nutritious food, containing no foreigu substances, such as malt, hops, &c. The fact cannot be too strongly impressed that Cocoa must be un adulterated to ensure its fullest beneficial effect- as it is a perfect loud. The Ff •aih/ Doctor says CAUBUKY'S Cocoa is light, retreshing, and is a perfect loud. The Ff •aih/ Doctor says CAUBUKY'S Cocoa is light, retreshing, and ¡ invigorating to the J.tfle-I mind and body, delicious to th'j palate, absolutely unadulterated and free hum alkalies."
I (Tenerosity of the Liberal Candi- | date at Llanelly. I At a meeting of the governing body of the Llanelly and County Liberal Club, held on Tuesday evening, Mr Thomas Jones, J.P., presiding, a magnificent effort was made towards wiping off the debt on the j Liberal Club. This was contracted some years ago, when the members removed into new premises in Castle-buildings, and in- curred a large expenditure by the purchase oi new furniture. A serious effort is being now put forward to reduce the debt, and it is meeting with great success. The Liberal candidate (Mr Gwilym Evans) has been exceedingly good, for in response to the appeal of the committee he has reduced the rent of the Club by £ 50 per annum, he being the proprietor. At the meeting on Tuesday evening he also made a special con- tribution of '50 towards clearing off the debt. This generous gift was heartily taken up by the members, and in the room over ^*200 was immediately subscribed, Mr Thomas Jones, J.P., the president, giving £ 50 Mr Joseph Maybery, J.P., the ex- president, £ 50 Mr Harry Wilkins, J.F., treasurer, £ 20 and Mr William David, £ 10.
KIDWELLY. ELECTION OF AUDITORS.—Mr J E Paton and Mr D 0 Jones have been elected auditors for the ensuing 12 months.
ABERGWILI. FUNERAL or Miss DAVIES.—On Thurs- sday, the 17th inst., the mortal remains of Mary Elizabeth Davies (aged 17 years), daughter of Mr and Mrs Davies, Station House, were interred at Ebenezer burial- ground. The funeral was a very large one. Wreaths and other floral tributes were sent by the teachers and the Sunday School class at Ebenezer the house-keeper of Furnace House; Mrs Duckfield Misses May Jones, Mill-street; May Jones, Spilman- street and Margaret Harries. The Rev D. Cadvan Jones, Priordy Congregational Church, officiated. Great sympathy is felt with the bereaved family in their affliction. DEATH OF Mr. A. H. KINDER. We sincerely regret to record the death of Mr b Albert Hastings Kinder, which took place at White Lodge, Abergwili, the residence of his mother, on Friday. The deceased, who was 35 years of age, was the son of the late Sergeant Kinder, of the Carmarthen Militia Permanent Staff: and had acted as manager for Mr James Davies, Towy Works, Carmar- then—in whose service he had been since he was a boy. He had been obliged to give up work about a month previously to his cleiti) and his end, though much regretted, was not unexpected. The greatest sympathy is felt with the mother and sister in their affliction. The funeral took place on Tuesday at I Abergwili Churchyard.
L L A X G A T 11 L N THE YOUiG PEOPLE'S GUILD —On Thursday, February 17th, a very successful concert was held at the Llangathen Schoolroom in connection with the Young People's Guild. The duties of chairman were very efficiently and genially discharged by the Ilev J A Williams. The proceeds were in aid of tho funds of the Gaild, and which were, as a result, considerably augmented, and a very enjoyable eveeing was spent. Mies E Davies, Broad Oak, accompanied. Appended ie the programme :— Part I Pianoforte Bolo, Miss Davies song, On the Banks of Alan Water," Miss Daviee, Birds' Hill isoug, Blerch y Cabdeii," Mr David Lewis, Tregib song, "0 fy hen Gymraeg," Miss Annie Davies, Ked Lion, Manordilo song. "Baner ein G wlad," Mr Llewellyn Davies, Llandilo; song, "The Toilers," Miss M J Kicharde, Llandilo dnet, Solfn Duct," Miss A Device and Mr David Lewis; song, Dewr Eeibioii Cyniru," Mr James Knoyle, schoolmaster, Llangathen; eoug, "A Sailor's Wife," Miss liichards, Cwmysgyfarnog comio SOD; Mr 1) J Morris, Llandilo glee, 11 Clyebau Aberdyfi." The Penybank Ladies Choir (coneluctcd by Mr D D;m>=s, Pentrefelin). Part II Song, Hazel Dell," Mies Davies, Birds' Hill; duet, 1 I've wandered in dreams," Miss M J Richards aud Mr Llewellyn Davies song, Off to Phila- delphia," Mr David Lewis song, Zuyder Zre," Miss Annio Davies song, I'leserfad y Isiagria," Mr David Dalies, Pcntrefelin song, Deigryn at fedd mam," Miss M J Richards; poug, "Gtvlad y delyn," Mr Llawellyn Davies soug. Lythyr fy mam," Miss Richards, Carnaysgyfarnog comic song, Mr D J Morris glee, Yr Haf," The Peny- bank L-idies Choir quartette, Good Evening," Misses M J Richards and A Davies, Meters Liew. Davies and David Dewis llnale, God Save tht: Queen."
PENSARN, CARMARTHEN. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR THOMAS THOMAS.—It is with profound regret we have to announce the death of Mr Thomas Thomas, which took place on Thursday, the 17th inst. The deceased, who suffered from hip-disease, was confined to his bed for over twelve months. He became steadily worse, and passed away peacefully at his home, being only 21 years of age. He had been seven years a clerk in the office of Mr John Francis, auctioneer and estate agent, Carmar- then and during that time had enjoyed the respect and confidence of his employers; and those with whom he came in contact always spoke highly of him. The funeral took place on Monday at Llangunnor Churchyard, and was very largely attended. The staff of Mr John Francis' office acted as bearers- The Rev Samuel Jones officiated, assisted by the Rev Morgan Jones. Wreaths and flowers were sent by (amongst others): —Mr and Mrs John Francis and family; Mr Tack Francis the Office Staff; Miss Harries, Pensarn the inhabitants of Pensarn (2); Mr Davies, Tynewydd, and friends Mr and Mrs John Jones, Pensarn Mr and Mrs Jones, Alltyferin Miss Jones, Bridge-street; Mrs Thomas, Tycoch Miss Helen Lewis, Pensarn Nurse Baxter, and Miss Thomas, Belle Yue House. Great sympathy is fell for the widowed mother of the deceased and the family in this sad bereavement.
L L A NLL W C II DISTRIBUTION or PRIZES AND ENIEK- Ni -Prizes and tea were given on Fuesday last at '.he schoolroom to the members of the Llanllwch Church Sunday School. The large number present and the enthusiasm shown were sufficient proofs that both were much appreciated. The labour of collecting the money was kindly undertaken by Mrs Marsden, The Yicarage, and the tables were presided over by Mrs Marsden, assisted by Miss Brigstockc; Mrsh Lewis, Cillefwr, assisted by Miss Davies, and Miss Morris, King-street and Miss Footman, Hafodwen, assisted by Miss Legge, Job's Well. M he books selected for prizes this year were IIynumu yr Lglwys,' which are soon to be adopted for use in the Church, in the place of the late Canon Evall:>' selection- Those who had attended best had the words with music, and the others had the words only. The prizes were given away by the Rev J. Marsden, B.D., vicar, who also took the chair at the enter- tainment which followed. The programme consisted mostly of songs and recitations by the various members of the Sunday School. The services of Miss Brigstocke and Master Brigstockc, King-street, and Miss Price, The Asylum, were much appreciated. Thanks are due also to Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Manor Farm, for their usual generosity in lending their piano. Among the visitors present were noticed Mri Hoarder snd Miss Plearder; Mrs Parry; Mrs Thomas, Starling Park, and Mrs Evans, Trevaughan.. The two Churchwardens—Mr Edward Lewis and 11fr David Griffiths—and the Rev J. M. Evans, curate, were also present.
f|^T 1 TMBRELLAS RE-COVERED by j&S&SgStti our London Maker and delivered '^V^in 48 hours. The New "Crown"' I Lmbrella, ball-marked silver mounts, ,j. Tiie il alf-CruNvu Umbrella, Us. Gi.—E. R. Evans, Carmarthen.
LL AN GUr,, NO Ft- MARRIAGE or MISB PHILLIPS, ^B'JLAIIATL FARM. -On Tuesday morning, thcro were evidences of something unusual taking place in Llangunnor, tho loud booming of camion resounding throughout the neighbourhood. I The occasion proved to ba the marriage of Miss Eliza Phillips, the daughter of Mrs Phillips, of Bolahaul Farm, and Mr W uuam Davies, contractor, Glangwili. The wedding took place by tpocial license at Llangunnor Church, the ceremony being performed by tho Rev Samuel Jones, 1LV., vicar, assisted by the Rev Mr Jones, curate of Et. Anne's, CwmfFrwd. The bride, who was charmingly attired, was given away by her brother, Mr [David Phillips, who also acted as "best man," while tho bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Griffiths, of Ilanelly, as brides- maid. The wedding party included Mr Davies, timber contractor, Glangwili (father of the bridegroom), Mr James Evaus, Aber- gwili, (Superintendent of Water Bailiffs (uncle of the bridegroom), Mrs F. J. Cottrell, Three Salmons, Carmarthen, aud Master J. S. Phillips, Picton Yilla (cousins of the bride). On emerging from tho Church the | newly-wedded couple were greeted. with showers of rke, aud drove to the residence of the bride's mother, M hero a splendid breakfast was partaken of, to which the wedding party and a number of friends sat down. The happy couple subsequently pro- ceeded, amongst the well-wishes and con- gratulations of their numerous friends, by the 12.30 train for Cardiff, where the honey- moon will be spent. Tho presents were numerous and of a costly and useful description. In Abergwili parish, where the bridegroom is highly respected, mani- festations of rejoicings were also everywhere evident.
LLANDDARROG. A WELSH CHARITY S^ABBLK,—For some years past it hts been the custom for the %iclr ar<l ehurehsrerdens of Llanbadarn-fawr, Aberystwyth, to hand over the charity funds of the parish to the School Board and the money was put towards the maintenance of the schools. The Rev Thomas, tho new vicur (formerly vicar of Llanddarrog), refuses to follow this course, contending that the money has been left for the poor childten of ths pa fit li and not for the relief of the rates. He has received a cheque for the amount due, ai d refuses to hand it over. The question wee dealt with at the meeting of the Boatd on IVedneFday night, and of which the vicar is a member. lie told the mcmbirB that he had laid the facts of the case before tho Charity Commissioners, and haJ rec( ivcd a re ply in support of his views. Mr J P Thomas was not sntirlied th&t the vicar had laid the true state of afTairs before the Charity Com,nit,io-,ere, and it was agreed by the Board to iueUuol Mr W P Owen, .-juhoitor, to obtain the best iogsl advice and contest the points laieed by the vieas ,i the parish.
L L A NDILO. SALI: or A FKurnoLD FILLO.—Mr GriHldl Williams offered for sale at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday a very valuable freehold lield, called Cae-rock Bach, ituate noaf Xew liD, Llandilo, abutting on the main road leadiug from L'andiio to Llansawel, tnd contaiiiiug by ad aeaeureaients 5a. 2r. Up. The was a large atten innce of intending purchasers The bidding was fair ly brisk, aud the property was ultimately knocked down to Mr James, Llwynryn, Bethlehem, Llandilo, for £ 505. 3tr J W. Nicholas, solicitor, Llandilo, acted for the vendors. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHUKCH.— The periolical vistet of the Rev J Alford Davies, of New Barnet, to this church is always looked forward to with great interest and enthusiasm by the congregation, so much has he et dtarcd himself to their hearts since, as a student, he first preached for them in 1S81. The announcement that he w»s to conduct the anniversary services cn Sunday las:, drew together lurge congregations in lact the largest that has ever been assembled at anniversary services here. Services were he:d in the morning, afternoon, and evening, at each of which eloquent and heart-tiiii,ig tendons were preached by the rev gentleman—On the following evening he delivered a ieo.uretU"Ti.eHighwayf of Humour," proving him,eli t) be i* viritaole "Mark Twain." He cauistd raie but inncccnt meniment by the side splitting cxia,pies ol humour he gave. Thii lecture was h>i] .«ed by an interesting liaae-light lant',rn lecture 01 Mountain, Sea, and City Scenes," many of the places referred to having been personally %iiitcd by the lecturer. FOOTBAI.L—An exciting match was played on Saturday last between the home team and Goreeinon, neither of which had up to that date llid their records broken, but the result left the visitors with a very broken one, as Llandilo proved the victors by goals, 2 tries, 3 minors to Gorsoinon 1 minor. In the open—particularly in rushes—the visitors proved a good lot, and often times, though Llandilo might break up a scrum, yet the vÜitortj would get the ball. They lost opportunities. The pasting of the home team completely r.ou-plucsed them, whilst they seemed to -;ve up as hoptless any attempts towards the last of stajiny the progress oi the home backe. On tho who!e they we:c c-inpiereJy out-classed by the home team. LLASXJILO Diii'iiuer LIJSEKAL A.^OCIAIION. A metting of the Llandilo Distiiot Liberal Association was htl J at the Public Hail, on Satur- day evening, February at 7 o'clock, when the Itey John Davies, Vup, occupied the chair.— The minutes of the last mfctiug were read and confirmed.-—The Secretary (Mr Tho mas 11 Powell, solicitor), tendeicd his resijiration as follows :— Llandilo, January 2ijth, l&'JS. To tlie Chairman of the Llandilo Liberal Association meeting at the Public Hall, January L'G'.h, lSf'S. Dear iUr, I regret that owing to continued pressure of business, I feel reluctantly compelled to place my resignation as boa arc. of your A-sociation in your hands. I fed 1 have not in the rasl-aud fear I shall r.ot iu the future — to able to do the work in such a manner as th-3 i,otl merits. Yours faith- fully (Signed). li. i.i.. "-The resignation was actvpted, at <1 Messrs John Price and David Williams, junior, were elected secretaries. The rnectiuy was unanimously of opinion thut tho registration could best be dealt with by app-ointius; a K^gistrati in Agent in each district.—It was also resolved that th3 Association should contribute towards the County Association in accordaLcs with tho suggestion made at the Petubrey meeting, provided each district complies with the same.
THE anr.ual dinner of the Carmartlun Angling Association took place on Thursday. A report Will appeat next week. MR \\YNIOUD PHILIPP3 and Mr David Randal! are the long and short of the Welsh Radical party. PEMUKOKESHUIH has supplied the House of Commons with its longest member. lie stands 6ft 3iij. in hie stockings. MANKET, SATURDAY.—There was a omtill supply of butter in the market, which sold as follows: — Old cask butter, 9d to loi per lb fresh butter, in tubs, lld to Is pound butter, lid to 18 per lb according to quality. ARRIV.&LS.-Tiie 9.9. Tivyside," with a cargo of barley and flour, arrived on Monday, the 21st, and the s.s. King J. Ja," with a cargo of tnaizj, on Wednesday evening, the 23rd, tor Mr J B Arthur, merchant; and the II DorothEa," with a: cargo of slates fiom Carnarvon, for Mr T Davies. MR. FRED. MORGAX-SOn Of the late Dr Morgan, of Llandatrog, end brother to Mr J G Morgan, ironmonger, Cannurthrl1-has had a serious illness. He sailed last week for Grahamstown, South Africa, where he will be met by his brother, Mr Edwin Morgan, who is practising there as a surgfon-dentist Mr Morgan will return to England—probably six months hence—to pursue his medical studies. IN "WHO'S WHO" for 1898 Bishop Owen, like ) many others, is not credited with having any leisure pursuit. The Bishop has his pastimes, iiothwithstandirg. In his college days he would engage in a punting expedition up the Cherwell, or j .>in in a game of chess in the Union Stroke- room. The mention of the last-named haunt reminds us also that his Lordship is as genial a companion over a pips as a man can wish for, PiSNULL SCHOOLROOM. —On Tuesday evening another of a series of meetings in connection with the above Young People's Society wad held. Mr Owen Jones' ^Oliver's) occupied the chair. Papers were read by the following1 ladies:—Mra Elias, \Vood'¡¡-row-¡:,¡uùjcct, "Advice to the Young"; Miss Annie Junes, (hmbrbn-place-" Dr William Carey, missionary" Miss Mary Hughes, Taber- nacle-terrace—" Bishop Herber, missionary" and Mrs Robert James, Spilman-strcet —" Bible- reading." Miss John, Llangunnor, rendered a solo, Lakes of Killaruoy." The pipors were well read, and proved very edifying. Mr Davies, student, Abercanaid, proposed, in a lengthy address, a vote of thanks to the ladies for the oxcellent papers, and ApproD°?nded -b? Mr Davi:1 Williams, J.P. the missionary hvums were sung under "ruinte W Mis? F May ficted accompauibta S held On Tuesday ever, h? ulee,hnK bs will W,'X'1"per8 Ot the Gwilyrn bimufe., BoliuoUnabter, in the chair< Th0 attendance v. as anticipated, owing: to so uiaii) praams held the different chapels tot concerts and eistcddfodau. Our correspondent adds that it is impossible fur 4he secretaries of the temperance movement to have crowded gathering;) whilst such thiuga as singing classes for concerts and eisteddfodau are being hold at vb" saw- honr. The introductory part at Fennel Be;" :>lrocui w.ts conducted by Mr WiiillU1 Seurlock. Pc "etneuvig, afler which the Chairman made a lev- oithj reinarka After the Chairman's address, fed, Freuees Mary Thomas, Waundcw, gavo a pot i principal speaker of the evening was Lb.. lev V W Lewis, pustor of Aicx. Chapet. Ihe rev gen Ionian said he wus almost ashamed to et;. up to speak on temperance, knowing what htt'v, 1 ho drink WI,S doing broadcast over the ^o-'try Afterwards, Mks Bessie Phillips, L 't,mas «:reet, gave a solo. Mies Phillips has a udid Koice, and tho artiouiafcion of the words of song was something astonishing. It is hoped ttj. PhtUtps will boon again bo seen on a Ii! ,ornn::e platform Mr J. Williams, 0 C.S., v,i/. a rocitatioii, The Drunkard," after ur > t ,ULlJee' OC.S., cloaod the meeting by ,,1U LOCAL BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.—In the House of Commons en Monday, I fallow ing bii's were read a second tiiue :—Carinuthen l-jupro-.eme.'it, tin1 Llanclly and Pcntardulaia Railway Bill. ACCIDENT AT THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE.—An accident of rather a serious character took place at the Carmarthen Slaughter-house on Wednesday. I Mr Harry Daniel was lowering a bullock with the crane which he was working alone. lie lost his hold on the handle which consequently iiew back rapidly, striking him on the head. The injured man vas immediately removed to his homo in Waterloo- terrace, where he is improving repidly. CARMARTHENSHIRE ITRRHMARV.—The Secretary respectfully begs to acknowledge receipt of the following — £ 5 5s from Mr It Thompson, Fountain Hull, a grateful patient E2 2s from Mr John Blaeknaoor, Laugharne, another grateful patient magazines and papers from Mrs Urismond Philippe, Cwmgwili flowers from Mr John Miller, Parade, and Mrs Davies, I, Elliston- terrace Church Bells from Mr Davies, 12', Priory-street* THE MYRDDJN LODGE oF GOOD TEMPLARS held their weekly meeting on Friday evening last at the Y.M C A. Rooms, 125 Lammas-street. Mr Thomas Presbyterian College presided ever a good attendance. After an amount of busiuats had teen d'»cus?ed thu meeting terminated The next meeting will be held at the Y M.C A. Hoonlfo, where- their meetings will be held henceforth. Ouo member was enrolled. LAMMAS-STREET IMPLE CLASS.—Another meeting in the form of a Bible class, in connection with the Young People's Mutual Improvement Society, was held in the vestry adjoining the schoolroom of the above chapel on Monday la?t. The attcndanep was moderate. The reepeetc-d pastor, Iter D Evans, was the trachcr. 'I he !osBon was in the 3rd chapter of Exulus. After reading, to questions ut u the preceding class were answered, and a nc-w Eet was given oat to be answered at the forthcoming meeting. The class was most enievablo. # WE (H rcsteni Jtail) are asked by a worm's I right lady to believe that the increase in the Radical majority in Pembrokeshire is due to the eloquence of Mrs Wynford Philipps. It is a mercy," writes a bachelor Tory, that she didn't appear cn the scene earlier in tho contest or there wouldn't have been a single Unionist vote polled, tor the Tory agents, candidate, and all would ha'e done as she told them. I verily believe that woman could talk London out of its Toryism if she tried." Mrs Philipps, by the way, is by common consent the most eloquent lady speaker in the Radical party. ENGLISH CONCIKEUATIONAL CHURCH GUILD — At the meeting of the above Guild on Monday last, Mr C. H. Pratt read a paper on Our Railway System," and Mr Henderson read a paper on "A Doctor of the old School." The first paper dealt with the difference between travelling 60 years ago and the present time. He also said that the sooner the better Cnrmarthen would have a proper station. Between the two papers Mrs J Crossman and Mr David Harries sang a song each. Mr Henderson's humorous paper was a short bicgraphy of the life of Dr William Maclure. Both papers were of an exceedingly interesting character. Mr Walters proposed a vote of thanks to the readers of the papers, and Mr D. E. Jones seconded. Mr Wilson supported This brought to a close a very p'easant evening. THE COMMITTEE or THE FISHERY BOAUD for tho impi ovemenl of sallLon and trout, met on Monday. the 21bt, There were present Mr II Peel (chairman), M" St Vincent PCèl, Danyralit; J Lewis Thomas. Llmdilo Mr James John, Carmarthen Mr D E Stephens, Carmarthen Mr B A Lewi*, Carmar- then and Mr Daniel Stephens, Kidwelly. It was decided to rc-commcnded to the next meeting of the boarel the following ;-That the close time for salmon fishing bu extended to the 15th of April that the mesh of nets be two-inch from knot to knot, throughout the season that the boundary of the seino nets be not above Whirley Point and that more salmon and trout fry be placcd in the rivers. THE PUNTKEROXU EVEXIKU CONTINUATION CLASSES on Friday concluded a most successful sest-ion and the occasion wa3 celebrated by a coffee supper and entertainment. The entertainment was given in the Girls' Schoolroom. Magic lanlert. views, illustrative of a Tour through Europe," were exhibited. The slides wcro described by Mr D Maurice Jones, head-master, and the lantern manipulated by the assistant masters, Meissts Tyler and George. At.intervals solos (vocal and instrumental) and lecitationa were given. The members of the classes, about :jO then adjourned to the Boys' Schoolroom, wheie the supper waa laid. Tables were tastefully Liid out and decorated with palms, ft-im, and llowers, kindly lent by the parents. C^lfee and tea had been prepared by Mrs Wtttkir.«, her assistant, Miss Evans, and tho pupil teachers. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was brought to a close about 9 30. XOUXG MEN RI CHRISTIAN' ASSOCIATION.—A s >cial meeting in connection with the Carmarthen Branch of tho Y.M.C.A was held at the hell in Lammns-Btreet on Thursday the 17th iust. Bef4 re the other items of the programme were gone into, refreshments were provided for the company The following ladies served at the tables: — Mts Mason, Mrs Portnell, Mrs Booth, Miss King, and Miss Whicher, assisted by several members of the Association, all of whom did their work admirably. Amongst those present were the Revs A F Mills and E U Thomas. Able addresses were also delivered by Messrs Roberts and Mason on the Association's work and aims. The following programme was then gone through Pianoforte 80;0, Mies May Thomas solo, Mr D R Morgan recitation, Mr S Jones solo, Mrs Mason recitation, Mr D M Da'ies; 6clo, Mr Bertie Wiilinojs impromptu speeches, Members; eolo, Mr D J Jeremy recitation, Mr G Whicher Bolo, Mr Lloyd Jonef.; rading, Mr Portnell; eolo, Miss Tristram iu,pr ,mptu speeches, Members so o. Mis Mueon; after which the company joined in for some very pleasant games. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SocrETl.-A most enjoyable concert in connection with the St. David's nranch of the above society was held at the Moelel School on Tuesday evening, the proceeds being in aid of the funds of the braurh There was a larjje attendance, tnd thanks to the efforts of Miss Hancocke, the secretary-who always tlop3 what she has in hand well-the programme arranged was of a most varied character. Of the srbiates, it would be invidious to single out any for individual praise, as all exjeutsd their parts in first clas3 style, llcftrenre, howevtr, ought to be maOc to Mrs James Davies, Tovry Woik?, who acted us conductor in the pieces sung by the members Mrs Davies is well known nsamusican, anel, there- fore, it is hardly r.etessary to say that the manner. in which she wielded the baton and the control which she had over the choir was excellent. Tha Rev Lewis Davies occupied the chsir, and carried out the duties admirably. The foilowing was the programme gone through Hen Wlad fy Nlmdau," the Members dialogue, the Misses J Richards and S Hoarder pianoforte duett, "Bonnie Dundee," Masters B and J Lewis song, Jeannette aod Jeannot," Miss A George recitatioti, 11 A fter Blenheim," Mies Ethel Lewis song, Miss M Davies solo and chorus, 1; Old Folks at Home," Mis3 A Thomas pianoforte solo, Miss B A Lewis duett, What are the wild Waves Buying," the Misses A George and M Davies glee, Sweet and Low," the Members song, Mrs Daries; pianoforte solo, Mattei'/I Valse," Miss Cooke, L.lt A M. recitation, "Not Guilty," Misa Mary S Thomas scug, Tho Fountain," Miss M Davies song and choru3, "The Vacant Chair," Miss S A Howel's te solo, Miss E Leonard icciiaticn, Edinburgh after Flodden," Miss Lilian Lsthaui song, The Gift," Miss N Jones glee, Oil I Hush thee my Daby," the Members Goil save the flueen." ST. JOHN'S CUOHAI, SOCIETY, CAIUIAUTUEX, gave a performance of lioeekcl'tj Oratorio, the Christian's Armour," at tho Assembly-rooms on Thursday evening, tho 17ih inst. The members were assisted by the following arlistcö: Sopmno, Miss M Evans, Pencader contralto. Mias Winne Stephens, U C.W. tenor, Mr David Lloyd. U.C.W. base, Mr Lewis Giles, Carmarthen. Mr James Morgan, organist of St. John's Church, conducted. Mr A J Silver, F.Re.O., presided at the piano, and Miss Buckley at the organ. Orchestra, Messrs Jone'> String llmd, and the Training College band. The following v.aa the progiimmo rendered :-Part 1 lleeit (bass), "Take uuto you," Mr Lewis Uiks; choral recit, Sound the trainphet instrumental intor- duction the balHt recit (soprano), Stand there- fore," Miss Mary Evans ejuartette (um-c^ompanied) 0 Truth," Misses Evans and Stephens, Messrs Lloyd and Giles; air (soprano), "Thou art tin Truth," Miss Evans chorale, ''Come Gracious Spirit," air (tenor), Thy Works not mine, O Christ," Mr Lloyd chorus, Whore is theJurlger air (contralto), 11 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteous- ness," Miss Stephens chorus, 'lhou Christ, the Great Jehovah art"; recit (soprano), "Behold upon tho Mountain," Mif3 Evans quartette and chorus, "Lord, her watch thy Chmch is keeping," Misses Evans, Stephens, Messrs Lloyd and Giles air (baritone), Hark the dwelling breeze," All Gi1»b chorus, '• How beautfons are their feet" — ■rart II Instrumental Intermezzo, tho Band; recit (contralto), Without Faith," Miss Stephens ^lorUci'Soldiers, who are Christ's below"; a5r (contralto), »jiy j00^ Up t0 -phse." Miss tpbenB i duett (soprano and tenor), Oh for the faith that never ahrinks," Miss Evana and Mr Lloyd chorus, In all tiioa di(-I'iit" choral recit, Ihe ^V o:d o" the Lord chorus, Word of the everlasting God ajr (soprano and chorus)) "Thy Word is like a fl tmiug sword," Miss Evans; ohorun (unaccompanied), Lord, Thv Word abidcth" recit (Cllor); "Pray yo ahVays," Mr Lloyd; choral rceit, Restraining Prayer air (baritone), "Fight through it cost thy life," Mr Giles tbule chorll. Strife and tumult now have | fied." The proceeding ternsiiiatci with the singing of tbe Kttioual Authem. ,j THE CAK.MAHTHKN6HIKK FOXJIOISDS will meet on Tuesday, March 1st, at Rhyd Aber Wern, and on l'¡idny, March Hit, at Cothi Bridge each day I at 10.40, THE BISHOP or ST. DAVID'S will preach the sermon in St. Paul's Cathedral at the annual j Welth service en the feait of St David. Dr OWEn, till he was in London lait week for the luee.ing of hardly left his diocese since his consecration on May Day. TIIE Campbells of Cawdor camo to their Scotch estates by the marriage of Johu, tho second eou of tho Eurl of Argyle, to the heiress of The Thane of Cnwdor in the loth century. Tile I-eires in-as, after the manner of tha times, carried away by force by the "Cawmils" when sho was a mere child, and subsequently married to her captor's youngest son. I' LIB REY JOHN T JOB (National Eisteddfod chaired bard, 1897), pastor of Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist Church, Abcrdare, has received an invitation to the pastorate of Carneddi Church, Bethesda, Carnarvonshire, as successor to the late well-known divine the Rev Grilhth Roberts. A FOOTHALL MATCH at Carmarthen on Saturday hnd a decidely ecclesiastical flavour. In addition to the Rev W Alban, who was promimcnt as a player, the Bihop of Swansea, two of hi, curates, aneihti curate from St David's parisn, and still another clerical visitor were watching intently the fortunes of the St Peter's Club. CAUMAKTHEN RURAL DISTRICT C01.:NCIL.-In our report of the meeting of this body last week we stated that it was the Mydrim Parish Council which called attention to the condition of the roid between Mydrim and Gellywen. As a matter of fact the communication came from the Llanwinio Parish Council. GAZETTE NEWS.—Friday night's Gazette contains the following Receiving ordel's--David Davies, Myrtle House, Nantgareelig, Abergwilly, Carmar- thenshire, saddler ;Joiin H Thomas, Richmond- terrscf, Carmar:hen, carpenter and labourer.— Tuesday's Gazette. John Thomas, now known as John W Thoma-, Bridge-street, Lampeter, lately P;:ntowlen Mills, Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, late miller and wollen manufacturer, now agent. 1sT V.B. "TBLSH REGIMENT (fI COMTAKY).— Orders for the week ending Saturday, 5th March, 1893: Officer for the week, Second Lieutenant John. Company orderlies, Sergeant A Davies and Lance-corporal Morris. Orderly bugier, C L 1' Jones. Com p any drill on Monday, at 7 30 p.m. (plain clothes). Recruits' drill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 7.30 p.m. Morris tube practice on Thursday, from 2 30 p.m. There will be a meeting after drill on Monday evering to discuss the question of, and make arrangements for, the annual Volunteer dinner. It is again notified that there will be an examination at au early elate for proficiency certificates. Non-commitsioned officers or privates who deeire to present them- selves for examination will give th :ir names to the Sergeant Instructor fo.Lhwith -By order (Siyneel) I W. BUCKLEY RODERICK, Major C Jmmllnding H Company.
Grand Dramatic Performance at the Assembly-rooms, Oiae of tii! most enjoyable amateur entertainments that have been hed in the Assembly-rooms for some time came off oil Tuesday evening, when Ilennequin's highly amusing farcial comedy, "The Three Hats," was performcel The hall was well filled with a fashionable audience. On the rising of the curtain, Mr J. F. Lloyd gave n most interesting, amusing, and enjoyable drawing-room entertainment consisting of imitations of insect We, The Bee the rendering of a number of comio songs; and "The Shadowgraph," in which were delineated by means of the manipulation of the fingers of the hands a number of highly-amusing sketches on the screen. Indeed, this part of tho programme was thoroughly enjoyed, and elicited rounds of applause and we must stato that the mauner in which Mr Lloyd acquitted himself in the various r6les proved that he is highly talented indeed. The cuitairj next rose on tho comedy, "The Three Hats," the characters being taken as follows S:\m clwyn (a married man), Mr Lewis Giles Fred Bellamy (his unwilling slave), Mr Sidney B James Captain Iiatekiil (ot theKiikeniiy Irregulars), Dr D It Thomas Dibbs (a boy in buttons), Mr Tom Jones Bosco Blithers (professor of penmanship), Mr J It Phillips Mrs Selwyn (Selwyn's "better-half'), Miss Nan no Jenkins; Grace (her daughter). Miss Alice Olive I Tilly (a parlour maid), Miss Ettith lanac Lottie Blithers (Fred's fiancee), Mrs Owon Norton. From start to finish thore was not a dull moment, the respective characters being artistically impersonated. We Ehall not bo deemed invidious when we refer more particularly tJ the acting1 of Mr Lewis Giles as Sam Salwyn Miss Nana Jenkins as "Mrs Selwyn"; Mr Tom Jones as Dibba" Mr Sidney B James as Fred Bellamy Mr J It Phillips as "Bosco Blithers"; End Miss Alice Olive as Grace." Indeett, they deserve tho highest encomiums. The other ladies and gentle- men did their parts, though smali. with the greatest credit, and the efforts of each and all of them were received with loud a: d well- deserved applause by the critical audicuce p;e.-er,t. lhe scenery and effects were specially painted by Mr Ernest Collier, Ill. I S A The procced-i of the entertainment are to he devoted to local charities. The performance was iniliateel on the suggestion ot Miss Nanno Jenkins, who undertook all the preliminary arrangements in connection therewith, ar.d who deserves htarty thanks for her efforts on behalf of local charities, irrespective of the thanks of the audicnce present for being given the opportunity of witnessing one; of tho most amusing adaptations of French comedy. j
Carmarthen Board of Guardians. FOKTNIGHLY MEETING AT THE WOBKHOUSE. The usual fortnightly meeting of the el Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Board-room on Saturday. Mr D. L Jones,, Derlwyn, presided. There were also present :—Miss Gwyn, St. Ishmael Mrs it. M. Thomas and Miss Hancocke, Carmar- then Messrs John Griffiths and David Davies, Abergwili John Davies, Llanddarrog; T. Rees, Llandefeilog D. Harrios. Llang-unnock; David Thomas, LlaufihaDgel; J. Ll. Thomas, Llaogain David Evans, Llanpumpsaint John Phillips, Llanwinio David Evans, Merthyr Howell Davies, Myelrim D. E. Stephens, Newchurch James Davies, Trelech Jonathan Phillips, Thomas Thomas, J. Patagonia Lewis, and tho Rev W. Thomas. OUTDOOR PAUPERISM. The reports of the relieving- oilieers showed the state of outdoor relief for the fortnight ended on the previous Board day to have been as follows :—1st Avook 1,094 paupers, being a docrease of 75 as com- pared with the corresponding week of last year; expenditure, £ 136 13s (5d, being a ilecrease of £ 2 Is Id. 2nd woek: 1,094 paupers at a cost of EI35 Is Gd, being a decrease of 74 in tho number of paupers, and £ 1 18s 3d in the cost. TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. The report of the Treasurer showed that there was £ 2,049 13s 2d to the credit of the Board on the previous Boaad day. STATE OF THE HOUSE. The Master reported that thoro were 90 inmates in the House as compared with 102 on the corresponding day last year. 89 tramps had been accommodated during the quarter; thero were 21 imbeciles in the House. VISIT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INSPECTOR. Tho following report was read :—" I have this day inspected the workhouse. I found the rooms clean and heard no complaints. The men's dormitory, able-bodied, over the board-room is always stuffy and ill-ventilated. A now sash window is wanted to open top and bottom. I am very sorry to see the schools so empty when they might be so usefully tilled. F. T' BiucuAii, Inspector Local Government Board. 16th February, 1898." It was ordered that tho window bo repaired.
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Ilinellau i HENRY DAVID, babau cyutaf-aabdig Mr a Mts Harries, Glaanant House, Llangyndeyrn. on gyfeiJlion, iia,r eydunwcli I groesawu baban bach Y ddau gylfcill parchus uchod, 0 bced iddo lywyd iach. Ilenry David y w dy envy, Ti yw'r perl svrid yn Glanusnt, n,,d i- ti N,w'r diweddaf, Osjd y cyr.taf uu o gaiit. Pf nawr yr aanabusso ti Y byd ith ganwyd iddo, Ni fuasai ti yn eh venydi dim O bechaduru* eiddo. Msa gar dy dad f\'th dyncr fam lien aelwyel iawii yrefydeiol. 'Itwy'n hysbvs y cei, GB byddi byw, IIoll frientiau Cristionogol. Ilir Le3 i t;, etifedj Doed ilt'.vyreh ar dy ytfa, A nertLocdd lawer oddi fry, Nes ymuno ar bur eiyifa. Ajieuiuak.
reiiiiiliioii Buddugol i I YSGO.L J \C01j YN CYNCUIEHDD PANTTEG. Machludai'r haul drew bell orwelton Ilarrau, A hwyr gysgodion gudditDt dlysni anian, Tra'r hIm Hcbrewr icuanc ar ei yrfd, Rhus "id t Sawdlwr i Mesopotamia, Ar elannau'r palmwydd chwery'r mwyn awelon Hi nhosaw! gerddi megys nef alawon, Sibrydant iieeld yn ngtilyw yr Etholeelig," A rydd ei lien aioer obenydd cerrig. Cyn cau ei emrynt tremia ar sirioldeb Y lloer a'r ser wreiehionant mewn dwyfuldet, Allodia AVeddi heibio'r heirion lysoedd Am nawdel ei Dad PreswyljelJ nef y nefoedd Ar fynwes wen trutcaredel Duw mae'n huno, Ond 0 ei awen feiddgar sydcl yn deffro Dan ddylanwadau gweledipaeth ddwyfol O'r nef i'r Ilawr yn pstynedig Yegol." Olygfa syufawr I nefol ymwelyddion- Ghwareuaiit eu telyrma trwy'r uchelion, Disgynant ac esgynant) yd ei gtisiau, A'u hedyn gwynion dry y nos yn oleu, Farddonol freuddwyd a yw'r nef yn disgyn Dros risiau arian hon at flin bercrin ? A ftdrai angel draethu maintei huclidor, Neu roi debgrifiad i ni o'i hysplallder Esgynfa dios mae'n p.)otio'r uchelderau, Cysyllta'r ddaer-werdel ar maith wybrennau o freuddwyd gW) n-a liawn o adelewidion, Mae Duw ei hun yn datgan ei cyfrinion. A'i eysgod yw'r oiygta fendigedig O'i drcfn Ef i goJi'r byj colledig ? Trwy Seren Jacob dewis y eenhedloedd, Dros risiau gras i wynfyd pur y nefoedd.
The Welsh National Festival at St. Paul's The seventh annual festival at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, will be held on Monday, the 28:h iiist, being the eve of t. David's Day, when Dr Owen, the Bishop of St. David's, will preach. Tho service will be choral throughout, and a choir of from 200 to o00 voices is being trained for the occasion, and ia said to be both in strength and quality in advance of that of any previous year. The anthem selected is tho composition of Mr William Davies, of St. Paul's, and wiil be performed for tho first time under the conductorship of the composer himself, while the solos will be sung by the well-known tenor, Mr Ben Davie3. The committee, of which Sir John Puleston is chairman, has in conjunction withjtho Cuthedral authorities made complete errangemeuta for the accommodation of about 12,000 people, under the guidance of nearly 100 siaNN-ard-j. The vaet gathering will be, as usual, of a truly Welsh national character, and the Commissioner of the City Police has very kindly arranged that all his men on du:y within aud about the Cathedral on that night shall be W;<lshai2n.
L L A N L I. A W D DOG. PLOUGHING MATCH.—This ploughing match was held on the !hh ot February in a field of the farm of Ddntcrddgar—kindly lent tor the occasion by Mr John Daw, s, the ti ii-tvt. The entries were good, and the competitions were well contested. Altogether there were ihirteen competitors, and the results are as follows — Fiist class 1st, William Jc'ii^s. Glaneorwg, ElRnpumpsaint 2nd, Daniel Evens, Puisteps, Lianpumpeaint 3rd, Johnny Evan, Llwyncaienig, Llanpumpsaint; 4th. John Mathias, Dderwenpur, L anllawddog. Second class 1st, Willie Jeremy, TrefynjF, Abergwili; 2nd, Tom Jcnes, Ystradcsm-g-ueha, Llrtnllawddog 3rd. John Davies, i)-ius, Llkiij uuapsaint 4t.h, Evan George. Nantgn vddgwiii, Llliullawdtlog. —Third class Boys under J vests of age 1st, Thomas Keee, Forge Farm. New Uhuicli (*lso the first prize for the bett oil' side) 2nd, Daniel Lewis, Dderwengroes, Llanpumpsaint) ord, servant of Wiilif.ra Uriffithg, Ilafod, Llaniifcargel-ar-arth 4th, Johnny Evans, Aberddaud iwr, crgnvil. and a special pri/.o was given to Henry Evans, Lsu Farm, ElanlJa'wddog. The prize for the best pail" of horses for agricultural purposes wss awarded to Mr Davies, Liwyndyius, end the prize for the beet pair of cobs was awarded to Mr Evens, Ean F*rm, Llanllawddog. For the best sft of harness on the field the prize was given to Mr Thomas ltcce, lY.jy.! Farm, Newchurch. The judge3 were Ploughing; Mr J. Thomas, Trefynys Mr T James, lthydyganil, Llanllawddog and Mr Evans, Cwiu- dwyfrin. Horees Mr T Rowlands, Red Lion Ian, Carmarthen and Mr T Davies, Fentreuoawr. Ureal praise is due to the judges for the sat.sfactiou which thtir awaids gave to the secretary, Mr David Davies, for the efiieient diseharge of bis duties; ai.d co Air Juhii Davies, Danlorddgar, for his kiiidccss in placing a field at the disposal uf the committee.
MARRIAGE DAVIES—PUILLU-S.—February 22nd, ai. Llan- gunnor Church, Carmarthen, by the Kcv Samuel Jones, R D., vicar, assisted by the Hev Mr Jones, curate of Anus's, C'wmrt'twd, Mr William Davies, contiacter, Ulan^'wili. Carina!then, to Miss Eliza Phillips, daughter of Mrs Pbillips, of Bolahaul Liiitn, uaar Carmarthen. DLATH. KIMJEK.~February 18th, at HOUJO Cottage. Aber- gwili-rcad, t;(.ar Carmarthen, Albert Hasting* Kinder, sen of the late Sergeant Kinder, of the Carmarthenshire A-.tiliery Miiitia, and mansgsr F-t tht,, I ch ol Davies » Tuwy Works, agt-d 35 years.. REES. —On the 2hh iiM, at 20. J..hn-^rott. 111 tiua town, An;,a, widow of the late Mr u illiam Rees, tailor.. t THOMAS.—February I7th, after a long and painful illness, st Davies' Town, 0110(1(1111- Tluieaa 1 homaa. cl li ut Mr Jolin l'rsneis, auctioneer, aa"1' r., TKO'HS -On tiie 22rd ir.st, at Giar^wii.y hum, near Carmarthen, Mr William Thouiee, *u:ictr, aged G5 years.
electrician in the coursc of his investigations unwittingly produced some material—since identified as calcium carbide -ivhlch looked like a cross between hard coal and limestone. This, when thrown into a bucket of water, commenced to fizzle," and to give on a noxious vapour. Such was the foundation of the Acetylene" gas manufacture, which has enabled every house- holders to snap his fingers at the Gas Company. This week I saw the plant in actual operation at the house of Mr Rees Davies, builder, 33, St Catherine-street, the local agent. Mr Davies took a piece of the material, placed it in a cup of water; and the lot commenced to effervesce like a seidlitz powder, and to give off a smell like a dozen fusees all burning at the same time. Thus in a rude fashion-can the gas be produced. That the material itself is not dangerous was amply shown by the fact that on a piece being thrown into a blazing sitting-room fire, it did not even cause a splutter. The storage of the material is thus perfectly safe. Any possible danger would seem to lie in allowing it to get damp. In a small outhouse in the backyard— about the size of a pantry—Mr Davies has the generating apparatus. The machinery, which is of iron, is altogether of about the same size as an eighteen-gallon beer-cask—if such an irreverent comparison is allowable. The whole is on somewhat the principle of the seltzogenes now so commonly used for the production of aerated waters. The larger chamber is filled with water; and the smaller with the calcium carbide. The production of the gas then follows as in the tea-cup experiment—only, of course, on a much larger scale. The whole apparatus is, thoroughly air-tight, so that no smell is to be observed. If there were the tiniest leak, it is comforting to know that the odour would instantly locate it. Hence it is per- fectly safe to bring a light into the same room as the generator. Pipes convey the gas through the house and two sitting rooms, as well as the passage, were illuminated by it. The light was vastly different from that obtained from coal- gas. The flame was small, but was of the whiteness of coal-gas burned on the "Incan- descent system. In fact, it was so very bright that many people would prefer the lamps which were shaded. As an illuminant it is as much superior to Carmarthen gas as moonlight is to noon-day. At present, the price of calcium carbide makes the cost work out equal to that of coal gas at 3S 6d per 1000 cubic feet—as compared with 4s, the local charge. A considerable fall in the price of the material is looked for but as it is its price is a distinct recommendation. Naturally the first question which struck me on seeing the generator was, What would it cost to get it in ? The list shown me contained prices from £3 los-at which figure you can have a generator capable of supplying—without refilling—one 50 candlc- power burner for ten hours, or, of course, two for five hours each. One of double this capacity costs £ 5 10s, and so on until £ 100 will provide an installation capable of keep- ing two hundred 50 candle-power lights going for ten hours. There is nothing highly specialised about the apparatus. That at Mr Rees Davies' house was fixed in by Mr W. T. Rogers, Nott-squltre, Carmarthen in fact, any plumber who can lay in gas or water fittings can deal with it. It is in the country, however, that the discovery will be of the greatest advautage. For country churches and chapels, it will be a welcome improvement on the smelling, smoking, and spluttering oil-lamps and for country mansions it will be a positive boon, except to those lucky people to whom the expense of electricity offers no objection. The new gas is, therefore, cheap and efficient j and is much safer in the house than a (ask of paraffine oil. Its great recommendation is, however, that whether a man lives in the heart of the city or on the top of PllnliiiiiTon, he can make his own gas as easily as he can his own bread. o ALKTI-IEIA.