THE NEW BOROUGH SURVEYOR. THE Carmarthen Corporation has beyond all question or doubt done the rignt thing. The three gentlemen who were on the short leet" for the vacant surveyor,.¡hip were all engineers of high professional standing and of practical experience but the candidate selected was undoubtedly the best suited to the requirements of Carmarthen Borough. This, of course, implies no rell- ction on the othei two candidates' general abilites but in engineering, as in everything else, specialising is carried out to an unpre- cedented extent towards the close of the century. In dealing with three eminent medical men, for instance, it would be practically impossible to state in general terms which is the most eminent—for one might be a distinguished bacteriologist; another an equally distinguished lunacy expert, and the third, a noted aurist What has to be con- sidered in such cases is the candidate's peculiar fitness for the post and this was undoubtedly what guided the majority of the Council in making the selection they did. The allusion to indirect canvassingby Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas in no way startled the Council—some members of which had actually pledged their votes before entering the Council Chamber. However' now that the Surveyor is appointed, it is to be hoped that all divisions will be considered at an end, and that the elected candidate will be as cordially supported in the discharge of his duties by those who voted against him as by those who supported him. And let it be remembered, above all, that the Surveyor is a public oiffcer—not the private servant of individual members of the Corporation. The latter is a delusion of which some few members required to be disabused. And we hope that the disabusing process is by this time thoroughly completed. The Borough Surveyor will, on the passing of the Carmar- then Improvement Bill, have to superintend the carrying out of several most important works and the time is, therefore, particularly one for harmonious co-operation for the public good.
WHAT MARKET INSPECTION OUGHT TO BE. THE Carmarthen Corporation has appointed the Superintendent of Police the Market Inspector and has allowed him the magnificent salary of do a year for that purpose. Now a Superintendent of Police— however high be his qualifications for his own particular duties—is not exav'ly the man whe should be Market Inspector and £ -3 a year is not by any means p. salary com- mensurate to the importance of the office. If by Market Inspection" is meant the preservation of order within the precincts of the Market, then the matter is essentially one for the police but that is not, by any means, the proper interpretation of the term. Where some hundreds of animals are accommodated on the occasion of a monthly market, a little technical knowledge is re- quired to enforce due sanitation and to prevent the propagation of infections diseases. But this is a mere detail compared to the supervision which is—or rather ought to be—exorcised over the public slaughter- house. It is nothing short of scandal that we have not some skilled inspection of the slaughter-house and also of the meat killed in the country, but sold in Carmarthen. The merest tyro is aware that there are many diseases which may exist in newly-slain animals, and which are communicable to human beings but which cannot be detected I by the unskilled eye. There are Inspectors of Meat in many largo markets, who are paid lara-e salaries for that work, and who have boen-like Sanitary Inspectors properly trained for their duties. Such an arrange- ment would be, of course; out of question in a small town like Carmarthen but if all appreciable addition—say £ 25 a year-Nvei-e made to the salary of the Inspector of Nuisances, it would be possible to secure the services of a man who had had some training for this class of work, as well as for the aanitary inspcction of dwelling-houses. The that" evideutly more nearly related to officer Sanitar.y Inspector than of an council who are quite as un- aware or tho exists • Lei)ce of sue]) things as tuberculosis and trici • n c Ulllesis as thev are or the dimensions or tho Hntr f Q f i.i i>i • Saturn or ot the number of the lleiodes. Bufc thero ar(j others who are fully aware of the dangers that lack in the- humble chop au(j succulent steak and it, therefore, behoves them to enlighten their more ignorant colleagues to a fuller appreciation of their c3 duties in this mutter.
AitwvAw —3.8, Tivyside arrived from Bristol on AU T ;y aosniog, the 22nd inst..id the s.s, King romLiveiP°ol on Wed re- ay evening, the ^°ra for Mr J. 13. Arthur, a,-robant. THE CAIIIIAIITFF-NSIIIKII Foxii -wd3 will meet I'tiriav88* Mare). 29'h, at G Jlywen and on r'ric,.aY. April 1st, at. i.tallar-,h eac h cLy at Kec^e<l Cycling and Athletic Club has (Chf tnpi Tfc/y °* ''ts GLuards team slit; Wood o e ^T,r!y} fot th Tug-of-War at Friday..reen AthUac Tour.-lament on Good APPOINTMENT.—We are pleased to announce that Mr M L Wliitworth. who f<-r a number of years las Bank at Carmarthen, has teen promoted to the j poat of manager at the Bank at Lump^ter. CARMARTHEN MARKBl'The demand for cask I butter on Saturday is still on the increase. Market open brisk and continued so all day. Market closed iirm at per lb Only ftw dairies of clieeta offered. for side. The finest quality was sold at 249 to 26s per cwt. DEPARTURE OF CAPTAIN TURNER, R.A.— Captain E. Turner, R A., will vaeate the Adjutancy of the Carmarthen Artillery (W.D.II.A.) on the 31st inst, and has been orJereato j m tor c'nty at Woolwich on 1st April, he having bpen selected for the post of Adjutant to Colonel Beaver, lioyal Artillery, who commands the Volun'eer Artillery in the Home, Woolwich, and Thames Districts, LECTUUE ON GAMBLING." — On Thursday evening (the 17th inst) a lecture on Gambling waa given by the Kev Glynn Davies, of Newport, Mon. (under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association), at the English Baptist Church. The Rev A Fuller Mills, pastor, presided, and the attendance was but small. Tho rev lecturer apoke ter fully nu hour, and treated his ject retmuk&biy wn11.. Revs E Ungocd Thomas and W W Lewis also made a few remarks at the close of the meeting. COUXISH'K AMERICAN ORGANS AND PIANOS Wf have received from the London Office of this firm—36, Farringdon-strect, E, C. a copy of their catalogue of pianos and organs; and the specimens of t,he beautiful instruments therein displayed goes far to prove that the firm of Cornish and Co rank among the foremost manufacturers of the world. We would advise our readers to send for a catalogue, whi. h wonld be forwarded post free by M r J II Osborne, their London representative. CABMARTRIBN'SNIBE II VST—llliSIG'XA TTON OF TilE MASTER—It has just been officially an- nounced that Mr W J Buckley (Penyfai) has resigned the mastership of the Carmarthenshire Hounds, after having filled the ho;, on? able position with conspicuous success for thirteen or fourteen years. The fic-ld-azid farmers have ever held him up as a favourite, and his resignation will be a great Ices to the hunt. SALI: AT THE FRIARY.—Mr W V Howell Thomas (of the firm of Messrs J Howell Thomas and Son) conducted the sale of the furniture and other effects of the Friary on Tuesday and Wednes- day. The sale was conducted in the Urge store- house on the Pothouee the house effects were sold on the first day, and the office fixtures, the contents of stores, and live stock on the scoond The sale was a record one for Carmarthen. The large sale-rcom was thronged with bidders, and extremely good prices were realised. PRESENTATION TO MR W. F D. SAUNDERS GLAKYRHYDW-In the window ot Mesers Davies and Sons, jeweller, Guildhall-square, Carmarthen, may be seen a solid silver claret jug, after the antique bearing the engraved inscription: — Presented to Mr W. F. D. Saunders by the Cur- marthen Amateur Angling Association, March, 1S98." This gift it;, of course, in the nature of an acknowledgment of the continual kindness which Mr Saunders has shown towards the members of the Association, of which he is president. PROPERTY SALES.-At the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel on Saturday Mr John Francis, auctioneer, sold the Black Ilorse, Water-street, a freehold double-licensed public-house, ar.d small dwelling- house and bakehouse adjoining, for £ 1,500 to Mrs Evans, the tenant. Mr Thomas Walters, solicitor, represented the vendor, Mr Charles Jones, tot..2.CCO manufacturer, King-street. On the same day Mr Francia sold by auction two recently built free- hold houses uear the Model School, St Catherine- street, for ICIGO each to Mr Gower, Iied-street. The vendor's solicitor was Mr Acton Evans. DEATH OF MR WIJ.LIAM ARTHUR—We regret to have to record the death of Mr William Arthur which took place at his residence in Pfiory-strcet on Monday eveuirg. The deceased, who was 38 years of age, had been in ill-health for about four monthe. lie had carried on business at tho Don Stores for fourteen yeara The deceased, who had been at one tima a churchwarden of tit. John's Welsh Church, wat the son of Mr T 15 Arthur, Priorv-street and leaves a widow ,.ii d one daughter to mouru his los, The funeral, which was of a private character, took place at. the Cemetery on Thursday. THE Pit> AGAIN.—The pig ever eincc it hes been in the County Court (us recorded in our last week's issue) seems to attract tho attention of people in more ways than one. In a street not quite 200 yards from the Pc-ntrepoth Board School, a portion of a nioelnjn found its way to a workman's house—whether it was part of an old sow" or a young pig, wa are unable to aay but somehow or another, it disappeared and that whilst the landlady was in her garden, which is in the back of the house. The problem, which is very bard to solve, is Who Etole the cig much" ? There is D reward cifertd, t ut it ia great pity that the thief is not brought to justice. THE annnisl revert of the Corcmittee of the Bajjtifet Foreign Missionary Society, just issued, cn'.taina the following totals of the collections oi the WeUh churches towards the fociety for the last connexional vcar Carnarvonshire, L150 15s Id Denbighshire, £ 103 17s 8d v Flintshire, £ 19 15 6d Merio; ethshirf, £ 13 3s 8d Anglesey, £11-1 17" lid Montnomory&lv.re, £ 50 9>s 3d; Cardigan- shire, £ 57 7s 3a Carmarthenshire, £ 10i 17,9 0d Gi-morganshire, £ 1.070 12s 8:1 Monmouthshire, £ 975 4s 9d Pembrokeshire, £ 441 Us 2d Radnor- shire, zC59 88 lid total of North Wales la Id; totd ot South Wales, £ 3,771 l is, making the total fur tho whole of Wales, £ 4,287 Ids ld. The collections of The Welsh churches in England amount to £ 238 Gd. 1ST V.B. AViii.sit REGIMENT (H COMPANY).— Oids-rs for th:- 'leek n,dil' Saturday, A^ril 2nd, 1898. Ofticc-r lor the week, Second Lieutenant J, bn. C"rup¡¡ny ordcrii:,p, f.:crgr¡,¡lt CarptHter and C orporal AVhiteeak Ordftily LUjiler, C L Jones. Company drill oi Moi c"Uy, at 7.30 p m. (plain clothes). Reciuits' drill on Tuesday, AVtdnesday, and Thursday, at 7-30 p m. Morris tube practice on Thursday, from 2.30 p,m. CKes firing on Friday and Saturday, from 2 30 p m. Ar> adjourned meeting of the Shooting Club will be held alter drill on Monday, to discuss und settle the proposed new rules,—By or.er (signed) W bccKr.tY KODEUICK, Major, Commanding H Company. A SAD CIHUVMSTAKC?,—As Mr n O James, Gogir.an, Aberystwyth, a student of St. John's, Cambridge, \P proceeding home lust week accom- a by his wife and some friends from London, wheie he had bctn consvilting a physician, he got worse after leaving Stafford, tnd died before reaching Shrewsbury. At the latter place an i' quest was held, where a vcrdict of Death from natural causcs was found. Mr James bed on several occasions filled the pulpit at Zion Chapel during the vacant pastorate, and had for one Sabbath supplied AVaier-stieet. He had been trained as a schoolmaster at the Normal College, Bangor, where had as fellow-students Messrs John Evans, Cardigan AValtrr Jones, Crumlin David Price, Peniel and Gwilym Samuel, Johnstown. FXOLISH WEBLEYAN CHURCH.—The anniversary services of this church wete held on Sunday. The friends were on this occasion honoured by a visit from the Rev John Rhodes, the chairman of the Cardiff and Swansea District. In the morning the rev gentleman preached from the text I cm the Light of the world he that followeth me uliall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life." There was a good and the hearers were deeply impressed with the remarks of the preacher. In the evening Mr Rhodes preached frcm Deut. xaxii. 31 For their Rock is not as our Rock, eveu our enemies themselves beirig Judgos." This discourse was more particularly addressed to the young people but all present were not only inteieeted, but highly editiod, A collection was made at the close for the building fund. Mr G. T. Smith presided at the organ with his accnstomcd ability. In the eveniug Mr Musty rendered the SIJO; "Oft our angels" (Judas Maccaebus) very effectively. -Tliis was also the eccasion of Mr Rhodes' annual visit to the Carmarthen circuit, it being one of these stations at which there is only one minister. TE3LL*EBA>'CK. — A literary meeting was held under the auspiccs of the indedenpent Order of Good Tempos* on Fiidav evening, the 18th inst, at the Assembly Kooms, where a large number of young people attended, with the intention of hearing the liev Cano-i Williams, diocesan missioner for the diocts-e of St. David e, deliver au < address on temperance Mr Walter Thomas, Presbyterian College, occupied the chair. After a short and able addrcbs by the Chairman, tho following programme was gone through very creditably :—Address, the Chairman pianoforte solo, Mies Marian Jones; solo, Mr D N" Jones; olo, Miss S'jsio Jones solo, Miss May Jones. Mr A Hodges presided nt the piano. When Canon Williams rose to ad drees the mealing, he received quite an ovt-iiou. Tho rev. gentleman tpoke for fully 40 minuis on the t:vils cf dabbling with the reed drisa;, and encouraged those present to go m with their good. ork, in the face of sneers and ?.TS|Abey receive us he did. There was no ■■ nalf-and-half" temperance in the Canon's address, hut nothing short or lets than total-abstinence. A hearty voto of thanks was ac; orded to the Canon for his able auddre&B, on the proposition of the Chainnlln, seconded by Mr James Parry. Mr D R Morgan prop^'C-fi, ana Mr Evan Jones, Presbyterian College, ¡;lJnnr¡d, a voto of thanks to the Chairman, the fingers, and also the accompanittB -Miss Marian Jonef, and Mr Archie IIodges- which Wfcs unauiniou&ly acceded to. A very profitable meeting was then brought to a cloio.
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Grand Concert at the Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen. Cnder the distinguished patronage of (Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., Sir Lewis Morris, Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., Mr Gwilym Evans, J.P., Llanelly; Mr J. L. Davies, Torquay; Mr Thomas Thomas, Disgwylfa; Mr Thomas Thomas, J.P., AVell- field, etc., &c., a grand concert was held at the Assembly-rooms, Carmarthen, in aid of the Priory Congregational Chapel. This was the third annual concert, and the Committee—of whom Councillor D. E. Jones, Leader Cycle Works, was eliairiiiaii-ii,e to be congratulated upon the ability they displayed in the selection of the list of artistes they engaged for the concert held on Thursday, 17th inst, proved to be oneof the most successful that have been held at the Assembly-rooms for some years. The chair was occupied by his Worship the Mayor, Mr H. Brunei AVliit-e, and there was a large and fashionable audience present. The room had been nicely decorated with plants, evergreens, and varegated drapery, and presented a gay appearance. The list of artistes included such well- known singers as Miss May John, R.A.M., double medallist, winner of the Soprano solo at Chicago; Miss 11. Thomas (Llinos Pennar), winner of the Contralto Solo at the National Eisteddfod last year Mr Todd Jones, principal tenor soloist of the Treorky Male Voice Party and Mr David Hughes, R.A.M., y n principal baritone at the Leeds and Cardiff festivals Mr Dunn AVilliains, G.T.S.C., the popular leader of the Priory Choir, had this year again trained a Glee Society in prepara- tion for the concert while" Mr T. S. Puddicombc, the well-known pianist, and Miss E. Cad van Jones were the accompanists. With such a grand array of talent, the success of the concert was assured, and the delight of the audience was made evident in the encores that each of the artistes received in some instances they would not be appeased until an encore song was given. The glees and part songs by the Priordy Gloo Society were exquisitively given, and the rendering showed the pains and labour which Mr Dunn Williams had taken in thoir training in order to reach such a stage of excellence. He had them thoroughly under control, and once again proved himself a most successful leader. ihe following was the programme gone through :—Part 1 Glee, Briallen gyntaf y Gwanwyn" (W. T. Samuel), The' Choir (encored) song, The Waif's Song!! (Stelezki), Miss It Thomas (encored and responded song, Y Llong ti'r Goloudy (M. O. Jones), Mr Todd Jones (encored) song, "The Soul's Awakening" (Haddoch), Miss May John (encored and responded) ;ong, "I'm a Roaiuer" (Mendelssohn), Mr David Hughes (encored and responded song, The Worker" (Gounod), Miss 11. Thomas (encored and responded) song, The Last Watch" (Pinsuti), Mr Todd Jones (encored and responded) part song and solo, Well gaily Sing and Play" (Pinsuti', The Choir and Miss May John (encored aud responded). Part 11 Duett, "In the Dusk of the Twilight" (Parker), Misses May John and n. Thomas (encored and i song, "The Lord worket'a Wonders(HandeP, Mr D Hughes (encored and responded); song, "Sound an Alarm" (Handel), Mr Todd Jones (encored and responded) glee, Now by Day's retiring 3 Lamp" (Bishop), The Choir (by desire; (encored); song, "Gwlad y Delyn" (J. Henry), Miss 11. Thomas (encored and responded) dueV-, "Excelsior" (Balfe, Messrs Todd Jones and David Hughes (encored and responded) song, "For all Eternity" (Macneroni), Miss May John (encored and responded) song, Merch y Cadben" (U. S. Hughesi, "Mr David Hughes (encored and responded; quartette, The Minstrel's Goodnight" (D. Pughe Evans), Miss John, Miss Thomas, Mr Jones, and Mr Hughes (encored); finale, "God Save the Queen." We must not onlit to mention the courteous and able manner in which Mr Sam Thomas (G.W.R. Carmarthen Station) carried out his duties as secretary. He worked most zealously from start to finish to make the affait- a thorough success and lie must, we are sure, feel thoroughly satisfied with the unqualified success with which his efforts-as well as those of the hard-working committee—were crowned.
Mr. David Lewis, of Gwynfe, To the Editor oj the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter DEAR SIR,-Seeiii- a debate in your paper respecting Mr David Lewis having obtained Diploma of F.C.S., allow me to settle the matter. Mr Lewis lias been con- ferred tho honorary degree of F.C.S., but not by tho London Chemical Society as stated. I'll leave David R. Morgan to find out, ho having buch amount of supernatural knowledge which is nihil. Yours faithfully, J. R. Jonxsoy, F.I.C. 1.1, Long-street, London, E.O., March 23rd, 1898.
LLANDOVERY. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. There will be elections in the five following parishes — Conwil Caio (4) Daniel Davies, Frongoch, fanner David Davies, Maes- twynog, farmer; Cyril Froodvalc Davies, Froodvalc, land agent; Thomas Evans, Abernaint, farmer; David Price, Penybank, farmer David Roderick Williams, Borthyn, farmer. Llunddeusant (2) David Davies Gwydre, farmer John Davies, Abcrlleehach', auctioneer John Hnpkins. Cilmaen, farmer. Llangadock (4) William Davies, Glan- sawdde, farmer William Griffiths, Dolbant, farmer William Griffiths, Brynwhith, farmer John Jones, Parkowen, farmer; Edward Fryse Lloyd, Glansevin, esquire; Rowland Tudor Lewis, Rock House, postmaster; Frederick Phillips, Caerhyn, cattle dealer; John David AVilliams, Cwrywoun, fanner. Llansadwrn (2): Rees Lewis, Brownhill, farmer: William Thomas, Cwmllynfeuchaf, farmer; and Evan AVilliams, Glanmarlais, auctioneer. Tvlyddfai (2): David Davies, Rhyblid, farmer Evan Price Evans, Glasalt- issa, farmer; and Thomas Jones, junr., Llwynmeredith, farmer.
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Welsh Church Music. A NEW CATHEDRAL PSALTER, A considerable amount of activity is dis- cernible at present in AVelsh Church literary circles, more so, everything considered, than Ave have seen for several years. V Llyfr Gweddi Cadeiriol a'r Psallwyr Cadeiriol" C' The Cathedral Pra ver Book and the Cathedral Psalter"), by the Rev Canon Williams, B.D., Ca rmarthen, and Mr T. Edwards, organist of St. (Welsh) Chnrcli, Chester, has just been issued by the famous firm of Xovello, Ewer, and Co., London and New York. The work will be found a very valuable contribution to Welsh Church music and literature, and will, we have no doubt, be eventually introduced into all the Churches in Wales. "redo not think that we can do better than quote the Wtstcrn Mail with reference to the work :— When completed, the. Cathedral Prayer Book and Psalter will c nsiefc of tive party, ooveriag the wholo of the Church services; but, ao far, only one part has made its appearance. This is the fifth, or last, part, containing Morning and Evening Prayer, the Canticles, and the Psalms. The other parts will follow in due cotirse. The work is a decided advance on anything of the kind which has appeared so far in Welsh; and lifts public worship in Wales to that high standard which it has reached by means of the Cathedral Psalter and other works in the Church in England, It is in oil respecta worthy of the Church, and worthy also of the great house of Xovello, Ewer, and Co., who have bestowed great pains and trouble and enormous expense on its publication. The ediiurji are mpn who are in every way fitted for their task, and very well and thoroughly have thev performed it. Mr Edwards had sole charge of the music, and the rest was entrusted to the capable hands of Canon Williams. In the introduction the rev gentleman makes a great number of valuable observations and suggestions, which it is to be hoped will be carefully perused and carried out in practice. Canon Wiliiams writes excellent Welsh, but we find that he "nods" occasionally. For instance, a slip occurs in the first sentence in the introduction, where he writes, "Nid heb achos a rheswm yr ydym yn ostyngedig anturio dwyn allan Psallwyr Cymraeg." Correctly written it would be, "yn gostyngedig anturio." When placed immediately before the verb it qualifies, as in this ease, the adverb takes the radical form. What would be thought of such expressions &s yr wyfyn gadarn gredu "and" yngryf gobeithio," which are on a parallel with yn ostyngedig anturio ? Canon AVilliams very properly employs the venerable form P^llwyr," and we see no reason why he should discard the equally authorised form Psaimau "—the form used by Bishop Morgan ia 1588. Is is fair to nud, however, that in the psalter, and in other places as well, the rev canon, at the sacrifice of consistency, has written "Psulman Dafydd." In drawing attention to slips we have no wish to be captious, and point them out merely to show how a really good writer may sometimes be off his guard. We suppose that the Canon is responsible for the table of the Psalms for 11 special occasions which occurs on page 1,1 of the introduction. Ileie we have psala-a of '< harvest thanksgiving, "consecration or re-opening of churches," choral festivals," Sunday school festivals," If comhrma- tjOll," aud arish missions." AVe quite agree with the canon that gome such arrangement was necessary, and the Welsh clergy, no doubt, will thank lain for his thoughtfulnesa. But one is curious tu learn on what authority the arrangement has been made. We believe that any change in the order of the daily services of the Church (the psalms included) should emanate from no less an authority than the Ordinary, and yet we do not find any bishop's name mentioned in connection with the I innovation here introduced. Of course, the book being intended for the whole Church in Wales and for the use ot AArelsh congregations out of AVales, it would have been necessary to obtain the sanction of every bishop in whose diocese Canon Williams's arrangement will be adopted. Probably, however, the canon intended that the clergyman of the parish on each occasion should communicatc on the subject with his Ordinary in order to obtain the necessary permission to use different psalms from those occurring for the day, We attach some importance to this point, for unauthorised changes may lead to endless trouble. We are not anxious to place much new power in the bauds of the bishops, but it is well to own such powers as are already vested in them. On the whole, however, the book is quite irreprochable, bearing pioofs on every page or the loving care and pcina bestowed upon^it. The most prominent feature of the wosk is its comprehensiveness. Turning to the chants, for instance, we find that the Venite is set to no fewer than tliirty-five the Te Deum to twelve, the" BelH dicitd" to fourteen; the Benedictus" to nine, a: d the Jubilate to six, many or them now appearing for the firtit time Mr Ed wards pressed into his service a considerable number of living composers, more, perhaps, than was quite necessary but the plan is likely to contribute to the popularity of the work, and that is a consideration of some importance. The bulk of the composers, however, are great English authors whose names are household words all over the kingdom Sir Joseph Barnby, Bennett, Bridge, Crdch, Elver, Gilbert, Gog*, IInye, Macfarrext, Monk, Purceli, Stair.er, Tallis. and others. Among the Welsh composers we have Atkins, Thomas Edwards, J P Edwards, Mordecai Evans, C Evbiis- Williams, Humphreys, Ilywtl Idloes, J Jones, T Westlake Morgan, Owain Alaw," John Price, T Richarde, Walter Williams, "Eos Llechid," J 0 Evans, M W Griffith, J T Harris, R James, H C Morris, D Parry, Dr Roland Rogers, D J Thomas, and Canon Williams, many of whom are well known in the Welsh musical world. We have already heard hish. praisa of the work by persons who have made Church music the study of a life- time, and wc doubt not that it has a great future before ir. It is a fjreat undertaking, and Canon Williams and Mr Edwards, in bringing it out, have incurred a seri.-ns responsibility, and we eit,Destly hope that their noble and patriotic efforts will be duly rewarded. In ail probability, it will be the lahS great contribution to Welsh Church music, and let us hope that choir leaders all over Wales will take it fortwith. We would strongly advise its introduction to St. David's College, Lampeter. It is just the kind of book which the students there require for practice and training in intoning the service in Welsh.
BWLCII-V-COKN. CYFARFOD CYSTADLEUOL. Cynnaliwyd cyfarfod cystadlcuol yn y lie uchod, nos Iau, Mawrth iofed. Cymerwyd y gadair gan y boneddwr parchus, Mr J. G. Davies, Hengil- ueba. Beirniadwyd y canu, etc., gan Mr Davies, Llwyngwyn, a Mr Jonah Williams, Cwmdwyfran. Ar ol araeth fer, end pwrpasol, gan y cadeirydd, a'wd trwy y rhaglen p b canlynolUnawd gan Mr J. Williams anerchiad barddonol gan Mr J. Jones, Fron adroddiad gan Liza Evans, Llainffynon. Cystadleuacth—Adrodd y Salm olaf, dau yn cystadlu: Mary Scurlock, Waungaled. Adroddwyd gan David Evans a Het Evans, Dallk. Cystadleuaeth canu i rhai dan 12 oed; pedwar yn cynnyg; James James, Bailyglas. Adrodd y Salm 93, i rhai dan B a'1 16 oed: 6 yn cynnyg: Rhanwyd y wobr rliwilg Catherine Evans, Penstep, a Het Evans, Bank. Dcuawd i rhai dan 16 oed 4 parti yn cynnyg Rhanwyd y wobr rhwng C. Evans, Pensteps; M. Harries, Tycanol a Annie a Het Davies, Hengilisha. Ton gan parti'r Cymrodorion. Dadl rhwng dwr a thin"; 4 parti yn cynnyg: Tom a Phil Davies, Blaenrhyglwyn. Wythawd tri parti yn cynnyg, scf Young Parti (anveinydd, Mr P. Davies, Blaenrhyglwyn), Cymrodorion Party (arweinydd, Mr G. Dowcn, Llettytegan), Dyffryn Gwili Parti (arwcinydd, Mr D. Tones, grocer) Rhanwyd y wobr rhwng y ddau parti olaf. Deuawd, W. Davies, Gelli, a G. Bowen, Llettytegan. Deuawd i fcrched pcdwar parti yn cynnyg Sarah Davies, Mill, a Liza Jones, Waun. Araetb," Cariad Brawdol • 3 yn cynnyg: Mr H. Evans, Pentre-sidan, Ton gan parti meibion, anveinydd, Mr W, Davies, Gelli. Unawd tenor; 3 yn cynnyg Phillip Thomas, Glyn- neuadd. Unawd bass: 2 yn cynnyg P. Davies. Ar ol rhoddi diolchganvch i'r beirniaid, ac i'r cadeirydd am ei waith Y11, llywyddu mor rhagorol, ac i'r boneddigesau canlynol alll rhoddi bags i'r pwyllgor, scf Misses Scurlock, Waungaled blisses Jones, Llwynmartin Miss Scurlock, Pentre Miss Richards, Brynceir Mrs Thomas, Llwyn- sarnau Mrs Evans and Miss Harries, Tycanol; a Miss Alban, Penlan, ymadawodd pawb gan obeithio cael cyfarfod o'r fath eto vn fuan.
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I Llinellau i MR. EDGAR JONES, M.A., LLANDILO. Athraw cymhwys, cyrohwynasgar,—hyfwyn Ac hyddysg yw Edgar Jones Cymro pur, yr hWLl gilr HHyddtant ei iaiLh digymhar. Oes curaidd llenyddiaeth Cymru," Ei iaith a'i araith gu Fo by th yn fendith i'w wlad. Diddiwedd y w'm dymuniad. A llewyrchedrhyw Lywarch Hen, Neu gufardd fal G'ronwy Owen, I godi gwlad a'i glwyefad awen, Ar wledydd byd, fod yn ben. YSBEYU LLEWELYN.
I ABEBGWILI. ON Tuesday afternoon, between Abergwili and Brynmyrddin, a pair of Eye-glasses, with chain attachment, was lost. The finder will be rewarded on returning same to Miss Olive, Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen.
LLANDILO. TUE CALVINISTIC METHODIST YOCXG PEOPLE'S LITEKARY SOCIETY held its weekly meeting on Wednesday evening, the lbth inst, when the President (Rev J Davies) delivered a very able and edifying lecture on Milton's Paradise Lost." The chair was occupied by the Vice-president (Mr J W Jones). A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer. TiiE GUILD.—Mr J W Nicholas was in rare form on Monday evening, when he gave his fifth and annual lecture to the Guild, before a most intelligent-and large audience, at the Public-hall. His subject was, Dr Johnson," and vividly he depicted the times in which that great-eouled man of letters lived, and for an hour and a half, as he eloquently brought before them the man and hie times he held the audience spell-bound. The chair was occupied by Mr Edgar Jones, M.A to whom the lecturer paid a high tribute for the lecture he had given. THE ELECTIONS.—There will be no contest for the Urban District Council. There were six candidates for live seats, but Mr Jenkin Jones has withdrawn. The elected members are the four retiring members, "iz" Mr J W Nicholas, Major Thomas, Mr E A Roberts, and Mr T C Thomas, whilst the new member is Mr T H Powell.—In connection with the Rural District Council, a contest for Guardians for the town takes place, the candidates being Miss May Gwynne-Hughcs and Mr D Morris (the retiring members), and Mr J W Jones, Rev D James, and Mr Evan Thomas. There are three seats.—3Iiss May G wynnc-Hughes is now the solitary lady on the board, but Mrs Jones, of Manoravon, is now a candidate for a neighbouring ward the ethers being Mr L N Powell and Mr Caleb Thomas, the retiring member. There are two seats. A meeting of Mrs Jones's supporters was held on Monday evening, when a resolution was passed pledging the meeting to endeavour to secure her return. FUll THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE."—Clarke's world famed Blood Mixture is warranted to cleanse the blood from all impurities, from whatever cause arising For scrofula, scurvy, eczema, skin and blood diseases, pimples, and sores of all kinds, its effects are mar- vellous. Tnousandsof testimonials. In bottles, 2s 9d and 116 each, of all chemists. Proprietors, Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company Lincoln. A&k for Clarke's Blood Mixture, and do not be persuaded to take an imitation.
LLANGADOG. CYNGIIOR PLWYF. Wele rhestr o'r personau a wna fynu y Cynghor Plwyf am y flwyddyn ddyfodol :—Mri J. AV. Joseph, T. G. Michael, Daniel Price, Dr Hopkins, Mri St. Vincent Peel, M. P. Williams, Thomas Stephens, Howell Jones, David Morgan, Dd. Morgan, Henry Recce, David Griffiths, John Jones, a John Griffiths. Ychydig iawn o'r hen aelodau a geisiau gael eu hail ethol. CYXGHOR DOSBARTH.—Wele, eto, cnwau y rhai o nominatiwyd ar y Cynghor Dosbarth, sef Mri E. r. Lloyd, Glansevin Tudor Lewis, Post Feistr; Williams, Cwmwaun; W. Griffiths, Dolbant: r. G. Harries, Penbont; Frederick Phillips, Caeriwn IV. Griffiths, Brynwhith John Jones, Parkolwen. Naw am bedair sedd. Mae yn wir flin gan yr etholwyr fod Mr D. Evans, Blaencenen, wedi gwrthod yn hollol gymeryd ei nominatio. Clywsom ei fod wedi cael ei ail ethol yn unfrydol mewn Vesiry- yn Gwynfe, ond gwrthododd ar bob cyfrif: nid ydym yn b gwybcd paham. Teim]a pawb yn chwith fod Mr Evans wedi bod mor gyndyn, oblegid mae wedi IlaiiNvr swydd yn anrhydeddus iawn am amvyw flynyddau, ac y mae tlodion y plwyf yn hiraethus wrth weled ei golli. Efe oedd is-gadeirydd y Cynghor prescnol. Y mae i'w fcio yn fawr, am fod y fath untrydedd yn ei ffafr. Tebyg y ceir ymdrechfa clcni cto. (iadewch i ni gael ethol dynion o stamp, ac a wna rywbeth drosom yn y Cynghor, ie, rhai a sajf dros iawnderau'r werin a'r miloedd, ac nid rhyw gynffonwyr gwamal a diwerth.
AV H I T LAN D FUNERAL OF MRS DAVIES, WAUNGRON.— Mrs Davies, ^Vaungron, AVhitland, who was paralised on Sunday night, 13th inst, as she was retiring to rest, died on Thursday afternoon, 17th inst, without having recovered consciousness, though Dr Creswick Williams had rendered every possible assistance. Deceased was 72 years of age, and has brought up a very large family, who are all living, her death being the first that has occurred in the family; although they had been married for 52 years. The funeral took place on Monday at Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Whitland, of which denomination she had been a faithful member from an early age, her life having been spent at St. Clears up to about 10 years ago. when she removed to Waungron. The deceased and the family which are verv numerous in the Whitland aud St. Clears district are highly respected, so there was an exceedingly large fuueral, a great portion of which was made up of her old friends at St. Clears. The Rev J. Davies, AVhitland, officiated at the house and preached at the chapel, where Mr D. Evans, Whitland, introduced, and the Rev D Jones, Whitland, performed the ceremony at the grave. FUNERAL or MRS GARRETT.—AVe regret to announce the death of Mrs Garrett, late of Alltybilly, AA hitland, who died on Friday, at Arelfrey-road, AAThitland, after about three weeks illness, at the ripe old age of 72 ynars. She retired from the farm some years ago, and until recently had enjoyed exceedingly good health. She had been a hard worker b throughout her life, and was one ot the founders of the Calvinistic Methodists cause at AN-hitlaiid. She remained a faithful member of that body to the end, and was always ready to assist the cause from the .start. The iniennent took place on Tuesday at Lampeter Velfrey Churchyard, where the Rev D. E. Williams and the curate (Rev D. R. L. Price officiated. The Rev J. Davies, Whitland, officiated at the house. There was a large funeral, considering the distance. Deceased was highly respected.
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Revolting Cruelty at Clarbestoii Road, A MAHE'S TONGUE TOHN OUT. DISAPPEARANCE AND REPENTANCE or THE CULPRIT. A revolting case of crutlty to a mare was heard at Clarbeston Ropd Police Court 011 Friday. Inspector Styan of the R.S.P.C.A., preferring a eharge against David Davies, who was recently in the employment cf Mr Robinson, timber merchant, Boncath. Mr D. E Stephens, solicitor, Carmarthen, appeared for the prosecution, Mr W. J. Jones, solicitor, HaverfordAvest defended. It appeared from the tHidenee that on the 15 ult., about 8.30 a m Mr Jas Jones, manager of Mr Robinson's business, sent the defendant from Macnclochog to fetch some trees from a farm some three miles distant. He saw defendant leaving the yard with the mare and a. gambo. The animal was then all right. On his return the detendant took the mare tome ten yards from the gambo. Shortly afterwards Jones, suspecting there were something amiss with the ,P,c ,t r mare made the shocking discovery that her tongue, which was protruding four inches, was spllt tight through the centre, and that about a dozen other wounds had been inflicted on the tongue, When asked for an explanation defendant supposed that the injury had been caused by some Vine in the manger. Jones examined ihe^manger, and there was no zinc there, and nothing that was likely to cause the wounds. Having had the mare cared for, Jones proceeded along the road taken by the defendant in the morning, and about half way between the yard and a farm,irl the neighbourhood he found marks which indicated that there had been a severe Btrug^le between man 'aiid^beist. Mr Williams, veterinary surgeon, of Whitland, was called in, and found that the mare's tongue was split right down the middle, and about two inches of the tip was missing. The remaining portion was smashed into a ptilp, and it tha root on the lower side, there was another large laceration, which almost dissected the whole tongue. He found it necessary to scter another two iachE-s from the tip. On the foilowing moriing the man who had to gi the stables to attend to the mare found the whole tongue in th3 manger, It had dropped off, end the mare was without any part of the tongue. Next day (February 16th) defendant absconded, and the piece of the animal's tongue, which the vet. had missed and intended to preserve in tprits, LaJ also disappsareJ. "The prosecution, of course, implied that defendant had destroyed it Tho destruction of the piece of tongue was attributed by Mr Jeiws solicitor, to iats. On the 23rd ult., defendant returned to the neighbour- hood. He said he adopted this course because he feared he woud otherwise be arrested under a warrant. He said he thought it was b?st to make a clean creast uf it. In a statement to tte manager, Jones. he said that after leaving the yard the mare became restive, and began to kick. He, therefore, did what he had done many timrs before, namely, pushed his hand into her mouth and pulled the bit and tongue, but he could nut understand how the injuries had been caused. The prosecution, how- ever, could not accept that statement, and suggested that the only way the severe injuries could have been inflicted was by a chain or something similar being twisted round the tongue at it? root and tugged at. The Bench, believing that a most revolting act of cruelty had belu commited, lined defendant Li and costs, and allowed also the advocates' fee, which brought the costs up to about 95.
Mr. Gladstone. AN ALARMING REPORT. HIS CONDITION GRAVE. STATEMENTS BY MEDICAL ATTENDANTS. "VERY ILL AND AGED 8S." A correspondent inquiring un "Wednesday at Ilawarden was informed that Mr Glad- stone was no worse for his long journey of Tuesday, but he had passed a somewhat restless night. The weather at Ilawarden on Wednesday was depressing, rain falling heavily, while the temperature was lower. SIR THOMAS SMITH INTERVIEWED. Sir Thomas Smith, the eminent surgeon, who had a consultation with Dr Habershon at Forest House, Bournemouth, on Friday, as to Mr Gladstone's illness, was on Wednesday interviewed by a Star reporter. Sir Thomas," ventured the reporter, can you give me any reassuring news of Mi Gladstone ? i; Just as I left him," Sir Thomas replied, I told him I was bound to be asked questions of this sort, and he said, Pray don't say a single word about me unless the Queen asks. He knew it would be inevitable if her Majesty did. "You don't care to tell me the precise reason why you were called on ? "No, I must not. Gladstone, of course, has been suffering intense pain, and I think it would be the greatest kindness-l know he would regard it as such—that the newspapers and the public should not discuss the details. 1 do not need to say (added Sir Thomas) that he is very ill. Everybody can read so much between the lines, and you must remember he is 88. As for the 'of'llclal statement,' I did not even know it was prepared for the public. That will tell you how reluctant Mr Gladstone is to have the details of his illness made known." ANOTHER MEDICAL CONSULT- ATION. The Press Association Chester corres- pondent telegraphs on AN-cdncsday night that there were many anxious inquiries at Hawarden Castle on 1 ucsduy respecting Mr Gladstone's condition. The Hon Mrs W H. Gladstone, from Hawarden House, Miss Dorothy Diew, tioui Buckley, and other members of the family drove over to the Castle, while among other callers was the Duchess of Westminster. On Wednesday afternoon Dr Dobie, of Chester, was met at Hawarden Station by Dr Biss, who accom- panied the aged Statesman on the journey from Bournemouth on Tuesday, and the two gentlemen proceeded to the Castle and re- mained with Mr Gladstone for about an hour. Subsequently, Dr. Dobie informed the Press Association representative that the right lion, gentleman passed a rather restless night and was keeping his bed all day, but the neuralgic pains were less severe and I? the patient's strength was well maintained. The weather on Wednesday was most inclement, the wind being cold and storm). Mr Herbert Gladstone left Hawarden on Wednesday for London.
minus. .!J'.& w EVAKS -Nlarcli 23rd, at the Anchor House, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr E R Evans, of a son. EVANS — March It'll:, -Jh. Orchard-street. Carmarthen, li e wife of Mr "Walter E;a>.6, of a daughter. EVANS.—March 20th, at GI; ii Yiew, Brechfa, the wife of Mr Charles Lewis Evans, razrch int, of a danghter. P,EEs -,Nlareh at Peng war, LUniyr.ydd, the wife of Mr William lic-e,3, ot a son. THTDELL. — March 19th (prematurely), at Knoi-kdrin," ill. St James'b }\.o:.d, Angell Town, Brixton. S.W., the wife of Mr Edwin Eugene Trvdeil, of a daughter (stillborn). WILLIAMS.—March 20th. «t Spilman-stice» » VTF* raartbcu.the wife of Dr E 11. Williams, M.K.O. J L.H.O.P., of a daughtrr. DEATH. AETIIIMI — March 21st, at The l>oa Store?. 1'norj- ptreet," Carmarthen. Mr William Artnur, a^id I 38 years. I 3i years.
words are too strong to apply in detestation In of their conduct. If, on the other hand, they have not the time, they have- occupied an office under false pretences—knowing full well that they coviid not discharge the duties attached to it. Under such circumstances the duty of the electorate is clear-TO ELECT ONLY BUCll MEMBERS AS WILL PROMISE TO GIVE THE MOST MINUTE ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL. The day is past when public bodies can be loaded with "ornamental members," who want all the honour and shirk the work-- just as the day is gone for ornamental soldiers," who can wear fine uniforms, but who are above doing any fighting. If, however, the Councillors are elected in order that they may not do the work, the parishes will bo of course, quite justified in taking a course exactly opposite to that which we have indicated.
Mit f. JENKINS, The Friary, and family left Carmarthen on Thtirsday morning by the 7 5am. train for London rn route for Harwich, where they will in future rctide. They leave with the heartiest good wishes of their Carmarthen friends. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge receipt of the following Papers aad books from Mrs Gardener, Eiliston-terrace fruit from Mr J Mnler old linen from Mrb Aaron Roberts, Parade, and Mrs Morris, Penbryn. DR TIBBLEK' VI-CUCOA.—AVa have receivod from this firm a sample tin of their excellent beverage; and we can only confirm the general opinion expressed c.n all hands as to its nutritive ai)d pick- ine-up t-lua,itieii. AViien the medical papers unanimou-dy praise ATi-Cocoa," it is need- less for us to recommend ita use. A sample tin will be forwarded free to our readers on application to Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cccoa, Ltd 00, 61, and 02, Bunhill-ioad, London, E.C. RECRUITING IN AVALES.—The total number of recruits obtained in Wales for the Regular Army in 1897 were 1,004, and for the Militia, 1,936 The largest contributions to these totals were obtained in Cardiff, where 049 came in for the Army, and 1,013 for the Militia, 206 of the Army recruits enlisting for the Welsh Regiment. At AVrexhatn 91 were obtained for the Army (68 for the Royal Fusiliers) and 242 for the Militia and at Brecon 264: for the Army (114 for the South Wales Borderers) and 671 for the Militia. At the bpjrinning of this year there were in the three AVelsh regiments (six battalions) 1,830 men who were actually born in the counties to which their regiments belong, the AArelsh Regiment having 1,098, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers only 261, and the South Wales Rorderers, 171.