Carmarthen Rural District Council. ] THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS. | Nominations for scats Oil this Council were handed in at the otiicc of Mr Rowland Browne, returning officer, as follows until noon on Thursday, the 17th inst. :— UNCONTESTED SEATS. LATGUAUNE TOWN. WilUam Thomas, Minorva H"use; proposed by William David seconded by B. R. Thuwall, Raven House. MEUXHYU "David Evans, Tynewyd proposed by William Evans, Llech'wyd L'cvlldrd by John Evana, Cwmduhen. Eran Jones, Glancorrwg, farmer pyopl-sed by T Davies, Waunyrhelfa ssconded by David Lewis, PlaBweDgroes. LLADDownoR. "Kev T Jones, ticar proposed by John Morgan, Forest land seconded by Thomas Evans, Foretit Villa. LL KDEFEILOG .r Hess, "Vstri.lferthyr proposed by Morris Jones, Capel socjnded by David Davits, Eithonmau. 1 ,LAXGl'NSUli. Herbert Uiiffiihp, Pcmcl iaullwynganol pro- posed by John Bonvhle, Pant seconded by C E Morris. Petsbryn, L John Tho-al, Tri -iypwlie, proposed by J T Stephens, Greenbill, seconded by David Thomas, Penpouipren. Ihooias, »roedyrhiw Eagair, shoemaker proposed oy Josiah Thomas, Pentroty seconded by David Thomas, Panlyctrdin. NKWIHUISCH. David Evans, Esgrvir-hir-isaaf proposed by John Jeremy, LKynteg seconded by William iatr. Davies, Goitre-uehah ST, Lnm EL, Miss E M Gwyn proposed by D W Diummond seconded by J Voyd Thctr.as. Tarilan. LLANDAWKE AND LLANBADIYKN. S Morse proposed^by Wileymond eecoL-d.d Raynaor.d, LLANARTHNEY. *W J Thomas, Gilfaehyrhiw proposed; by vraV omap. Llwynhal seconded by William Morgan, The Cottage, Llan.uhney. Tnhfoe^eQ Stephens, Cwm, proposed by John CloBglag ^'os§^a8J seconded by James Maddocks, *T LAUGHARNE PAHICSH. AfttPo J°hn, Brixou, proposed by T S Morse, LloydWr<3a' 8CC0nded b>' JaiaeS Llewell?u. Castle LLAINOAIX. T T V ?m Williams. Llangain Factory, proposed by Penycly lli0mas'Gilfacb' Beoorded James Jones, LLANLLAWDDOG. *Evan Daniel, Ffoshelig, proposed by D L Jones, eriw>"n, seconded by H L James, Llwyuglas. MYDIUM. J°hn Anthony, Cefncrwth. proposed by Howell ^*les. Danygrai^, seconded by W Howell lhomas, Dyrheol Saw Mills. ABEKXANT. Thorny Pugh, Pwlldyfnrch piopoeed by John Pantbugail amended by William Phillips, etlparcel. LLANSTEPllAN. T *G Barret Evans, Ferry Farm proposed by T 6Wls. Moar seconded by W II Nicholson. CONTESTED. PAUISH OF ST, CLEARS. (One to be eloctcd). Ar,ne Skyrme, the Ivit tF» House, spinster £ r°poeed b julu; \yaStCrg, GarddeFarm seconded y 11 W Jenkins, Brook field House. Elizabeth Phillip?, Danygraig. spinster proposed Jt'hn Voy'e Morgan, S.urta Clara seconded by av>d How'cil Sit ith, Biidgf street. p John Jo)USi Wl,ol8tr,riCi farmer proposed by •^hdlip Thomas, Uurse seconded by Benjamin Davies, Graigwcn. I.LA.NGl:r.u,a. (One to to elected.) l)»*id Lewi^ Ffvni onhvyd, farmer; proposed by ■j^vi John, Lih viM r-n seconded by Jonah John, Mount Pleasant, Juhn Johr Wheelobout, fanner jpropùsed by D.,V h,^as» Ooedlive-ucho seconded by Morris ee> "beelabcut. Wiiliaa,6, Grove Farm; proposed by Caleb Fenian Aber'> »'C->ndid by Herbert Williams, J»hn Willi tn;e, Wheclsbout, has since withdrawn TKELLCH-AR-BETT W E. (two 10 le elected.) Th bv i.^w Howells, junr Cefnelcch proposed tiLii?mes Darii's, BbenpMit seconded by John Idai.,las. hy^°l\n Feet Oilice, Gellywen proposed -\vrjii. Lewis, \Vraunolrufaeh seconded by 10lU Kiebards, Panlyrh'dyn. I[J ^ylvanns Williams, schoolmaster ptopesed by rpDayieg, Bla>°npai t; seconded by William Tieparke. rw R'chards lus ei .ee 'withdrawn there will, Uieiefore, be noccntest. LLANDDAEHOG. (One to be elected). *John Davies, Llandre proposed by James William Lewis, School House j seconded Henry Harries, Glanville House. Johu Jenkins, Llwyuybrain proposed by John Hughes, Mynachlog seconded by Ebenezer M Davies, Llwynbach, LL AK VIH A K G K L A K E RC 0 ^WIN. (One to be elected). *David Thomas, Cleifan Mill proposed by Simon W lhomas, liuehmoor seconded bv Thomas II Thoma*, Glasbryn Villa. Benjamin Jones, Pwllygravel; proposed by David Evans, Penlan seconded bv William B Davies, Wern. The d attcr having withdrawn, there will consequently be no contest.) LLANWINIO. (One to be elected). *John Phillips, Caerlleon proposed by William Williams, Cwmfelin Shop seconded by Thomas Howell, Esgaiiddaugoed. David Griffiths, Pantymaen proposed by Richard Lewis, Gilfach seconded by J W Thomas, Brin- llan. LLASGUNLOCK AXD LLAINDILO-ABEKCOWI^. (One to be ejected). James Evans, Ardderhn proposed by John Williams, Penycoed; seconded by W Ll Rees, vicar. *Dftvid Harries, Nantyihebog J W Harries, Llandilc Abercowin seconded by James Griffiths, Talybolit- LLANGEXDEIHXE. (Two to be elected.) Thomas Edmund, Court, sculptor proposed by John Davies, Llwynbryn-gauaf seconded by Thomas Davies, Pencelly. Gomer Davies, Macsllhuf, mason; proposed by John Jenkins, Plasybach seconded by W Griffiths, Coodwgan-tach. Herbert Howells, Cvvmcyrdeyrn; proposed by Hsnry Rees, Pantteg seconded by T Williams, Limestone IlIlI. *William lhomas. Van Farm proposod by John Jones, Wert", eecundtd by Joshna Jones, Torooed- uchaf. •Thomas Williams M^ensant-issaf proposed by Grorge Williams, Mmke-mawr; 8econdeFd b f GieviUe, Glangwendrseth. C- The last mentioned has withdrawn. ABLRGWIU. (Two to be elected). ■"David^Davies, Rhiwaywyll proposed by John Simon. Brynberllan seconded by David JoneF, Penycnwc. *John Griffiths, Nantmeillionog proposed by John Lloyd, Penybank seconded by Ben Jeremy, Garregllys. Thomas Lewis, Panttig House, carpenter; proposed by T Davies, Gwili Houec; teconded by T Evans, Rose Villa. The last-named huB withdrawn so there will be no contest. CARMARTHEN GUARDIANS. (Six to bo elected.) "William Thomas, minister of the Gospel, Park- glos proposed by Ghailes Davies, Fountain Villa seeooded by D Parcell Reee, Priory-street, Car- marthen. •Thoma? Thomit,, Wel ne'd proposed by H Brunei White seconded by T W Barker. Ako propo-ed by Thomas Williams, 103. Lammas- etrret, avid seconded by J T Lewis, City House. *J Patagonia Lewis. 7, Jsekson's-lane, insarance- aijviU proposod by David Williams, 6, Lammas- street, and seconded by J:inos Davies, 109, Lammas-street. ^Jonathan Phillips, YF-guborstone proposed by C W Jones, 10. Picton Tertace, and seconded by John Lewis, 12, Glannunt-road. -Edith Mary Haucocko, Tioedybryn, spinster proposed by Edward Lewis, Ciliefwr, and seconded by Robert Footman, HIPoJwen. Also proposed by James Philipps, 14, Picton Terrace, and seconded by Henry G Lewis, 3, Mogazine-row. I *Isabol Gertrude Thomas, 21, Picton Terrace; proposed by George Bagnall, and seconded by Henry Iloweli, The Studio. D Cadvau Joaes, Towynfa, Carmarthen, minister of the Gospel proposed by Professor D E Jones, and sccondtd by W S Morris, Bridge-street. James Phillips, 13, Picton Place, Carmarthen, retired farmer; proposod by J T Lewis, City House, and seconded by David Evans, 21, Picton Terrace, Carmarthen. The latter two have withdrawn so there will b° no contest in the Borough. Indicates a former member. The eleotions take place next Monday. Appended we give the attendances during the past year of the members. The Board of Guardians during that period held 25 meetings and the District Council 17. Every District Councillor is, of course, a Guardian of the Poor. Few indeed 01 the members have a good record of attendances :— District Guardians Council. John Griffiths, Abergwili 12 7 David Davies, Abergwili 17 13 David Bo wen, Abernant 13 7 David Griiffths, Conwil 7 3 David Thomas, Conwil. 21 14 William Thomas, Laugharne 2 3 J It John. L:mgharne. 8 5 Stephen Stephens, Llanarthney 9 9 William Thomas, Llanarthney 15 6 J II Thomas, Llansadwrnen 2 (j John Davies, Llanddarrog 19 3 T Rees, Llandefeilog 12 6 David Harries. Llangunnock D 11 Rev T Jones, Llanddowror. 9 11 David Thomas, Llanfihangel 22 15 J Lloyd Thomas, Llangain 15 10 William Thomas, Llangendeirne G 2 Tho3. Williams, Llangendeirne 7 6 Roger Davies, Lhmginning". 3 5 Henry Thomas, Llanguunor.. 9 3 E Daniel, Llanllawddog 17 7 David Evans, Llanpumpsaint 16 11 G B Evans, Llansteplall 15 13 John Phillips, Llanwinio 8 15 David Evans, Merthyr 19 .oo 15 Howell Davies, Mydrim 19 12 D E Stephens, Newchurch 14 6 Phillip Thomas, St. Clears (j (j Miss Gwyn, St. Ishmael 20 12 James Davies, Trelech 16 9 John Davies, Trelech 13 11 CARMARTHEN GUARDIANS. (Out of a possible 25.) No. of attandances, Miss Hancocke lo Mr Jonathan Phillips 22 Mrs R M Thomas. 13 Rev W Thomas 22 Mr Thomas Thomas 13 Mr J Patagonia LewisJ 25 Mr D. E. Stephens, the retiring guardian for Newchurch, fully intended to come out and contest the seat; but rh rough some mis- understanding his paper was not delivered in time. Had this mistake not occurred, his return would have been practically a fore- gone conclusion. A second candidate was also nominated for Llanstephan; but the paper was rejected on account of a very evident irregularity. The following is a copy of a letter forwarded by the Rev D. Cad van Jones to Mr Rowland Browne, Clerk to the Carmarthen Board of Guardians: Re LIST OF GUARDIANS. DEAR MR. BROINI-.NE,-Being an old inhabi- tant, and having always taken some interest in public affairs,! am occasionally approached with a view to throw myself on the suffrages of the town to become their servant. I was under the impression that vacancies should occur in the list of guardians for this year and, therefore, I readily acquiesced with the request of friends to become a candidate. Seeing, now, that a contest might endanger the seats of friends who have already won the confidence of the public, I quite as readily beg to withdraw my candidature. At the same time I offer my sincere thanks to kind friends who, no doubt, intended to invest me with this honour of being their representative on the Board of Guardians. Very respectfully, D. CAD VAN JONES. Towynfa, March 22nd, 1898.
Mewclmrch Parish, DISAPPEARANCE OF NOMINATION PAPER. lo the Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly Eeporter. Sm,- In view of the conflicting rumours about the disappearance of Mr Stephens' nomination paper, we think it right that the public should be put iu possession of the exact circumstances. At the end of the parish meeting for the election of parish councillors, an intimation was made that those who intended to become candidates for the post of Guardian or District Councillor should hand in their papers, or publicly declare their intention of becoming candidates. Two papers according- ly were handed in—one by Mr Stephens and the other by Mr Evans. An endeavour was made to settle the matter there and then, but without result. The meeting broke up. The Chairman, therefore, gave the two papers to the Parish Clerk, intending that they should be taken in to the Clerk of the District Council. Mr Evans, however, returned, and took his paper from the Chairman, stating he intended to take it himself. The Chairman then placed Mr Stephens' paper on top of the nomination papers of the Parish Councillors. The Clerk, in the meantime, had gone to the door with a light, and had entered into conversation with one of the overseers for a minute or so; oil returning to the table lie found the parish papers in order and failing to find any District Council nomination papers, concluded that Mr Stephens had taken his paper away with him. It appears to us, therefore, pretty clear that Mr Stephens' paper was removed while the Clerk was engaged in conversation with the overseer at the door, as there were about four people present iti the room at the time. We are, yours truly, WILLIAM DAVIES, Chairman of Parish Meeting. LEAVIS THOMAS, Clerk. D. E. STEPHENS.
Sudden Death at Abergwili. Mr T. Walters, coroner, for the Borough of Carmarthen, held an inquest on Thursday, the 17th inst., at Ivy Cottage, Abergwili-road, in the borough of Carmarthen, on the body of David James. Sarah Edwards, niece of the deceased, said she lived with her uncle and kept house for him for the last 33 years. She was a spinster. Deceased had always been in good health, and did not complain. He took his tea as usual on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m., and went to bed at 10.30 p.m. He appeared then to be in his usual health. She heard him coughing about 2 a.m. the next morning. She went to his room ane asked what was the matter. He said he had a difficulty in breathing. She sent for Dr Price, who came; deceased had expired about five minutes before the doctor arrived. Deceased had had no medical attention for years. He was 82 years of age; and was a retired coachman. Dr R. G. Price snid he arrived and saw the deceased between 2 and 3 a.m. on Wednesday. His opinion was that the cause of death was heart disease. The Jury returned a verdict accordingly.
Llaudilo Board of Guardians. Tho fortnightly meeting was held on Saturday lust, when the attendance comprised — Mr Henry Herbert (chairman), Mr VI. Griffiths (vice-chair- man), Miss May G-wynne-Hughes, and Meiers D Davies, John Jones, Joseph Harries, W, Griffiths, John Harries, Jumes Rees, Caleb Thomas, W. Williams, Roderick Jamcs, T. Davics, D. Wat-kins, D. Morris, J. Junes, John Thomas. D. Jones, tud D. GWynne. RELIEVING OFFICER'S nEn J. fir D. Davies (Northern Out riot) repotted that the amount paid by him for the week was JL4; 12cl for 301, against Jt:lS l" for 3S0 in the cof< Kponding period of hut yrar. Siooud week: 1 I L for 11 agairfat .£4;) 133 for 309. THE MASTER'S REPORT. This stated that the number in the house was 41, against 46 in the corresponding period of last year, The house WES visited by G8 vagrants in the fort- night, against 88 in the corresponding fortnight of last year. Services had been held by the Reva D. James (B ), and John Davies CYJIRU FYDD! For the first time in the annals of the) hou-o, the report by no visitor was written in Welsh, and that by tho well-known Cymru Fyddiun and o:fait. Mr U. \V. Lewis, Prynam-nan. The committee of the house reported in favour of the furnishing, &.C., of a room for the matron. THE TREASURER'S REPORT sta'e-d that the calls due amounted to £ 86 03 6,1, and that the b?.lance in hand was £ 1,910.—The Clerk sai 1 he had drawn a cheque that day for £ ■110 11; 7d, payable to the county treasurer for a ratc. A QUESTIONABLE LETTER. The Chairman said he held a letter in his hands, which bad been sent to the Clerk with reference to the ma-ler and 'he White Horse Inn, The master's daughter had married and lived at that inn —The Clerk said he had icad the letter through, and it had nothing to do with thetu.-iNIr Caleb Thomas said the same thing.—A Member asked if the writer eigued his to the 1eter.The Chairman answered in the -Tile letter was shelved. TOO PREVIOUS. The Vel k stated that tho parishioners of Llanfi- hangel had held the parish meeting on Saturday, the 12th of March, whereas, according to the Act, it should L, been held on tho 14th. The meeting was, therefore, iovalid. CONTRACTS. For meat the only tender reoeivc-d was from Mr W. Tin mas, bu'eter, Rho«maen-street. It was acce; tod. Fcr coal (L-cst Park), Mr Ben Lewis obtained t) contract. For Rroeorie?, tenders were received from Mr D. Evans, Towy Stores, atid Mr Lewis Edwards, Trapp. The latter was accepted. For flour the contract was given to Mr W. Jones, Canton.
S A N I T A R Y AUTHORIT Y. Dr. W Henry Lloyd, Llandilo, tho medical officer of health, attended the Council, and stated that on the lltii of February, the Cierk requested him -i. il Penygroes School. lIe wont there on the 1:)1, and t'oun-1 measlo? very prevalent ill the loeaii'y. Rta! several eases of scarlet fever. He ordored sohod.-s to be elosod for 0,10 month. Ha hud since fjnnd that tho Master, ou his own responsibility, had opened tne school in a fortnight. It was a very serious matter, for if the scarlet- fever had spread, and deaths had occurred, who would be -the Schoolmaster or the Sanitary Authority r — Chairman I think it is a very serious matter for the. master to have opened the school without consent. —Dr Lloyd said he had only brought it forward as a precedent, md he hoped it would Dot be established. Personally, he had no feeling against the master, but ho (Dr Lloyd) had been asked by the Clerk and the School Board to visit Prnygrocp, and when be went down there he found in the infant school the attendance had fallen by one-half. When he went into the other school he found, from the Master's manner, that he was rather indisposed to close his school. He (Dr !eo ■!) saw Dr Andrrrcn. a medical man, who toh". him there were dozens of cases of scarlet- fever. As far as the measles were concerned, Dr Lloyd did not think he s! oold have been so eager about eh.sing the school, hut wh 11 he found there was scarlet-fever, he fell it is bound*n duty to closc the. tchcol. The \¡:¡<i.l' d to demur very much, but he (Dr Lloyd) had his duty to per- form, and had n very lively recollection of how they were criticised about the diphtheria in Llanfynydd, aud if ecarkt-fever became prevalent at Penvgroef, and there was another Local Goverrment Board enquiry, he did not thiak Mr Williams, the cchoo'.mWer, cr anyone els?, would have been able to shield him from the consequences if he had rot taken steps to have the school closed. lie had done his duty in reporting the matter, ar.d had no vindictive fcc ir, g against the mascr, but if one schoolmaster was allowed to op n his school under the circumstances on his own authority, thaso was no reason why all others in the district might not do the bInns-Tho Clerk (Mr R. S, Le%i-,i.-) -who is also clerk to the Llan- debie School Board uuder whose control Penygroes school is—stated that he had reported the case to the School Board, and had written to the master for an explanation. In his reply he explained his reasons for rc--opening the school. It PoEmed a medical man had told him there were no cases of scarlet-fever and that his opinion was the school might be open. He had no right to open the school. Possibly there was a mistake. He (the clerk) thought there was no scarlet-fever now.- Dr Lloyd said they must permit him to reply to it. They must really grasp the fact with legard to searlet-fever, that according to the rules laid down by tho Losal Government Board, and from what was known to medical science, that if it occurred in a district any child going to school from a ho: s" in which there had been soariet-feTer would, within six weeks, carry infection to the school He did not know what medical man the master bad seen, but his (Dr Lloyd'*) informer was Dr Anderson. If it did not cxiit there now it did a month ago, and it was absurd for any schoolmaster to say that in a fortnight after his visit that scarlct fever did not exist. —Clerk It will come before the School Board, and I have no doubt the master will bo ccnsured for opening the school.— Chairman I think we ouht to take some notice of it. Mr Griffiths I think we better ask you to ask the School Board to take the matter up.—The Clerk The best plan will be for the Chairman of this Board to wiive to the Chairman of the School Board, as I am clerk of botii.-The Chairman, however, thought however it had better be done officially.-Mr D. Dafie8: I have no doubt the master did it unintentionnlly.-Dr Lloyd said, he argued the point with the master, and he gave the maeter his reasons for ordering the school to be closed. He saw the master was very loath to do it. If, added Dr Lloyd, I am responsible, I cannot have a schoolmaster take away my right. — Mr Caleb Thomas said they could not support the schoolmaster by saying he was not intelligent enough to understand what he was about.
DR LLOYD'S ANNUAL REPORT. Mr W Griffiths wanted to know if Dr Lloyd wished them to carry out what was stated in his report.—In reply, Dr Lloyd said it was not in his province to do any more that advise. To carry out his recommendation rested with the Board. He did his duty as far as he could. They had no "notification of disease in the distriet, r-nd that hampered him very much. But the fact remained he was bound to make a report, if not to them, to the Local Government Board, and he put the facts fairly and honestly, and as mildly as he could. before them. He had been a good deal bothered in some portions of the district, and had a very biller lesson from the way in which constituency, so to speak, criticised his conduct, and that of the Inspector of Nuisances, with regard to Llanfynydd. He was censured by the Local Government Board inspector, but he ventured to say it was an unfair criticism. It applied to the ratepayers, not to the sanitary authority. He would not again subject himself to it. There were still nuisances at Llanfynjdd, and he had reason to know that some of the gentlemen who had been most active and raspish in their condemnation of him were now leaving things undone tiial ought to have been done. It was all very weil, and perhaps he would be wiser if he did not speak so plainly. There had been con plaints of offensive matter being allowed to enter the river Saurian. That state of things still existed. When those persons thought it was the schoolroom at Llanfynydd was in fault, they were for having it remedied, but when it became a personal matter, it was left untouched. There was the water supply of Llanfynydd. It was not for him to say, but it had been condc m; ed by a London expert. "He (Dr LloJd) could not go against his superior olii.er. That water supply had not been attrndeJ tf) He had simply to report the fact. If a Local Government Board Inspector visited Ammanford, he would condemn the whole thing. He did not want to impose taxes on Ammanford but defects lie had pointed out still existed there. It was not his fault. It was theirs or perhaps the financial state of the county.—The Clerk said he had had a letter from Henry Jones Thomas, Llanfynydd, stating that certain nuisances would be at once remedied.-Dr Lloyd (continuing) said if he was a family man living at Ammanford he would be in earnest about its sanitary state. It was the most unsanitary spot in the whole district. If diphtheria or typhoid broke out there a Local Government Bocrd Inspector would pass very severe strictures.—Chairman Ammanford has been very healthy hitherto (laughter).
Dydd Pen Bhvydd fy Hun. I MAWKTII 17EG, 1898. Aith 11awer blrtyddyn heiLio I ;N ddidaro dros fy mhen, Ð Heb achoe i'm ofidio, F Chai neb roi i mi sen "f Bu irn' berihnnspu lawer, A priol didwyll, cun, 'Roedi pen ei tlwyc'd h<d> aaiser If 'Run dycld a mi fy hun. ( Mi yes rieni ffyddh>n rill magu boreu (ocs, j A chanoeJd 0 gyrghorim Rhng myn'd i'r llwybraa croes Arwtiniodd Duw fi'n dirion Trwy rai cystuddiau blin, Nis gallaf ddiolch digon Ar ddydd pen blwydd fy hun. Ni cheisiaf aur nac arian, Na jnawredd yn v byd, Ond ceifiaf Ruu wiol anian," Er byw yn bur o hyd Os ccfais dywydd garw, Mijigefais bafaidd Inn, y cwbl heddyw, Ar/ldydd.'pen blwyJd fy hun. Do, cefais brofi croesau Cymmylau duon drvrch, Cuddiasant fy mherthnaeau O'm golwg yn y llweh Rho'ed hwy mewn bedd i orwedd, Wael annedd olaf dyn, fiimau mewn unigodd Ar ddydd pen blwydd fy hun. Bu Duw yn gymmorth cysson Pan'oedd v storom erch 'N aredig trwy y galon, Wrth ddattod rhwymau serch 'Roedd dagrau wedi cilio, A'r tafod wcdi gloi, Tywyllwch ellid deimlo O amgylch yn gordoi. D w greodd yr ystorom, Ei allu sydd yr un I greu tawelwch ynom Sydd fwy na deall dyn Efo sydd yn rheoli Anfeidrol Ddwyfol un, Mae'n weddus ei addoli Ar ddydd pen blwydd fy hun. hcdd w'n penderfynu, Beth bynag fyddo'r bin, Y gwnaf agosach lynu Wrth bethau'r Nef ei hun Mac niwl y byd yn dallu A twyllo teulu dyn, Nid ydwyf heb ei ofni Ar ddyddpen blwydd fy hun. I fynu ceisiaf edrych, Uwch tarth a "niwl y byd, Gwlad well wyf Jll ei chwennych," A'r "Ddinas Aur igyd Pwy sydd ar du yr Arglwydd ? Eich cyfarch wnaf bob un, Boed mawr eich llwydd, A Duw yn rhwydd, Ar ddydd pen blwydd fy hun. ANN MORFYDD JONES. Gate House, Carmarthen Bridge. It
Funeral of lev. Dr. Job, Conwil. The funeral of the Rev Dr Job, Conwil, took placo at the C.M. Chapel, Conwil, on Monday afternoon, and was largely attended, relatives and friends coming from various parts of the Principality. At the house of the deceased, Panthwydog, there was a service, the officiating ministers being the Rev Thomas Soilo (Llandovery) and the Rev W. Mydrim Jones. Whilst the chapel choir and school children sang" Cawn gwrdd yn y Nef," the procession was formed, being headed by the children. Then followed ministers, the corpse, encased in a polished oak coffin, preceding the chief mourners, who were Mrs Job, widow Mr and Mrs D. Mausel Job, son and daughter-in-law, Conwil; Mr and Mrs J. T. Job, London, son and daughter-in-law Mr and Mis Evans, Hammersmith, son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs Thomas, Pantan, son-in-law and daughter; Mr and Mrs Evans, Cardiff, son-in-law and daughter; Mr Edwin Job, London, son; Miss Margaret Job, daughter Mrs Jones, daughter, and two children, Conwil Rev J. T. Job, Aberdare, nephew; and Mr W. Mansel Job, Ammanford, nephew. At the chapel, which was densely crowded, a portion of Scripture was read by the Rev E. Davies, Carmarthen, and after prayer by the Rev S. Thomas, Blaenycoed, panegyrics were delivered by the Revs W. Prydderch, Swansea; J. Walters, St. Clears; Evan Phillips, NewcastIe-Emlyn E. Davies, Llanpumpsaint; —. James, Llanddarrog and Elvet Lewis, Llanelly the Rev D. G. Owen, Kidwelly, concluding with prayer, A sorrowful rendition of" Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau was succeeded by tho inter- ment. At the graveside, which was bestrewn with beautiful floral tributes, the Rev; n. Salmon, Llansadwrn, spoke the farewell words amidst much genuine sympathy of the vast assembly, and the Rev Thomas Thomas, Llandovery, terminated the service with a heartfelt prayer. Amongst the folJowürswere the following ministers and laymen :—Revs R. Williams, Trinity, Llanelly; J. Morgan, Ferryside; John Owen, Burry Hort; R. Williams, Calvinistic Methodist student, Carmarthen; D. S. Davies, Carmarthen; J. G. Owens, Soar, Penybont; J. T. Davies, Llanstephan D. Williams, I-landilo; E. Davies, Carmarthen; J. James, Llandovery; E. Thomas, New- castle-Emlyn; J. Davies, Llandilo; n., Davies, Llanelly; T. Price, Brechfa; J. Walters, St. Clears D. J. Lewis, Ferryside; D. Pritchard, Pantyffynon; T. Phillips, Siloh; D. Q-. Owens, Kidwelly; Rheidol Davies, Carmarthen —. Rhydderch, Llandilo; W. Lewis, Ffynonhenry; D. Jones, Llanddewibrefl; D. Ricbard Cwm- duad J. B. Thomas, St. Cloars D. Picton Evans, Cilycwm; T. Glyn James, Academy, Llansawel; E. Davies, Llanpurnpsaint H. Jones, llandovery; T. E. Thomas, Llan- dovery J. Griffiths, Pembrey; W. D. Williams, Gower; T. O. Phillips, Newcastlo- Emlyn; S. Evans, Cwmdwyfran; J. R. Evans, Closygvaig; J. Boynon, Horeb, Kidwelly; B. F. Richards, Carmarthen Mydrim Jones, Llanelly D. Ivor Jenkins, Rhydcymer; E. Thomas, Newcastle-Emlyn E. Williams, Llanddeusant Martin Davies, Carmarthen JR. Salmon, Llansadwrn J. Williams, C.M. student, Nantgaredig Messrs T. D. Gregory, Itaac Davies, n. G. Davies, S. Harries, Presbyterian College, Carmarthen; Rev Elvet Lewis, Llanelly; Rev S. Thomas, Conwil Rev T. James, M.A., Llandyssul; Mr D. E. Stephens, solicitor, Trawsmawr; Dr Thomas, Conwil; Mr Z. D. Jones, Carmarthen Mr J. Lewis, Conwil; Mr H. Howell, J.P., Carmarthen; Mr Davies, Llanddarrog; Mr Stephens, j Lan Mr D. Maurice Jones, Carmarthen Mr Alfred Jones, Carmarthen; Mr Harries, draper, Carmarthen; Mr E. R. Evans, Anchor House, Carmarthen; Messrs Gabe, Davies, and Jones, Ammanford. On Sunday evening last, at Water-street Chapel schoolroom, in connection with the weekly meeting of the Carmarthen Total Abstinence Society, an In Memoriam" temperance meeting to the late Dr Job, of Conwil, was held. The chair was taken by Mr Evans, Dolgwilly, and the attendance was large. Mr E. Jones, Presbyterian College, opened the meeting by prayer. Addresses were given by the Chairman, Revs Edward Davies, D. S. Davies, and E. Ungoed Thomas. During the meeting, Mr J. Lewis, J.P., Johnstown, read a letter received from the Rev D. Cadvan Jones, expressing his regret at his inability to be present (owing to ill-health). Revs W. Lewis, Zion J. Harry, W. S. Jones, Penuel, and B. F. Richards also failed to be present. Suitable hymns were sung during the evening.
ALL DAY ON SUNDAY, AMD SIX DAYS A VJEEK.AND FIFTY-TWO WEEKS IN THEYEAR liéøp ON HAND. ABUSHED SO YEARS.
"-—————————————— C W M A M MAN. THE following have been nominated for the two seats for the Upper Ward of the parish of Bettws on the Llandilo Rural p .1, District Council :—^Messrs James Rees, Manchester House, Garnant; "\V. Williams, Brynceithin, Garnant Lewis Jenkins, Iron- monger, Glinamiiiaii and Job Phillips, Grenig Shop, Glanamman. There is likely to be a very keen contest.—For the seat on the Lower ward, the only candidate nomina- ted is Mr. Samuel Callard, Chemical Works, Ammanford.
Publications. Magazine (oi.) —C Arthur Pearson, Limited, Henrietta-street, Strand. Striking illustrations are again to be found lavishly dis- played throughout an excellent number of Pearson's Magazine. In the issue for March, just published, 11 Altists and their Work "-the firfct feature of the iiiagazinc- superbly illustrated with reproductions from pictures of well-known artists, while the photographs illustrating the next article, on Mountaineering in England," are particularly good, showing as they do the nardy mountaineers in all sorts of uncomfortable and perilous attitudes. The stories throughout are well told and well illustrated. The Ileal GhObt Story by Messrs E and H Heron, Captain Kettle's latest adventure by Mr Cutclitfe, lIyne, and a particularly striking story by Mr George Griffith, entitled A Corner in Lightning," and another very pretty old-world tale by Mr James Workman, are perhaps the best of a good batch. As for the articles ot general interest, they are of a very varied lnture, and are all well worth reading. In iddition to those above mentioned, there is an mthorhative account of Dr Emmens' startling liscuvery by wh: ch he is actually enabled to turn silver into gold. "The Playing-Cards of the World is another interesting subject, 2xhaustiveiy treated the ditlerent methods of aarrying the hands whilst walking provides some curious photographs while the clever tricks of trained cats and dogs are described and amusingly illustrated in yet another article. And, finally, Mr J Ilolt Schooling contributes a popular statistical paper on The Wealth of the World." Altogether this number of Pearson's is over-flowing with good illustrations and interesting letterpress. L-CJIILLA'S MAG-AZINE (IS )—Macmillan and Co., Limited. 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THE CENTURY MAGAZINE (IS 4d) fur March.— Macmillan and Co Limited, London.—As a superb number and contains With the Dead," by I Zangwill The Itiver Trip to the Klondike," by John Sidney Webb The Mammoth Cave of Kentucky," by John It Procter Portrait of Vesdi." frontispiece Ai)dre-e," by V- P Foster Good Americans," by Nlri Burton Harrison The Rush to the Klondike over the Mountain Passsc, by S Curtis Gallops 1, Chalmer's Gold Piece" The Bishop's Missionary Meeting," by David Giay Andres's Messenger," by Jonas Stadling; "Mexican Society in Maximilian's Time, 18:16." by Sjra Y Suevenson "-Songs of American Birds," by John Buiroughs "The Adventures of Francois IlL," by S Weit Mitchcll Cole's old English Masters Richard Wilson," by John C Van Dyke Ein Nixnutz," by the author of "ladnme Butterfly," by J L Long; At Twilight," by G W Carry; "A Man without a Past," by John D Ruff Colonial, by R E Lee Gibson Women Composers," by Rnpert Hughes; The Wanderers," by G E Woodberry Fraterualisul vs. Paternalism in Government," by R T Ely General Grant's Des Moines Speech," by J S Clarkson Departments Topics of the time Open Letters la Lighter Vein." 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The contents for March include: —Frontispiece, A Milk maid of Dordrecht, Holland," drawn by George Wharton Elw&ros "The Great Lakes," illustrated by Howard F Sprague The Snail's Dream (verse), illustrated by 0 Herford Katharl nc t3 Tea-party"; "The Ballad of the Maid and the King," illustrated by R B Birch "Lewiô Carroll Through the Earth-III." illustrated by Wm A Mackay "Leaves from the Sketch-book of an Animal Artist.' illustrated by the Author ".The Buccaneers of our Coast," illustrated by G Varian A Day Dream," illustrated by Albertine Randall Wheelan The Lakerim Athletic Club," illustrated by C Relyea Reference Books," for bova ard girls Going too Far (-crc-e), illustrated by the Author A Question of Spelling" (re-se) Two Biddicut Boys," illustrated by W A Rogers A Year with Dcnise and Ned ToodloE," illustrated by C Relyea A Giant Candle "A March Fantasy," drawn by I Taber Truzzlcs Editorial Notes The Letter Box The Riddle Bux." THE SIRAND MAGAZINE" for March (6d)— G-orjje Nev.r.cs, Limited—is a grand number and contains the following i'he Brotherhood of the Seven Kings," by L T Meade tiiaI Robert Eustace "Glimpses of Nature," IX—"A Fiozon World," by Giant Allen A Woman's Chance of Marriage," by John H-:t Schooling; "The Admiral's Mis- adventure," by Gilbert Heron "A Metal Balloon," by Jnvnes Walter Smith For thr- Boy's Sake," by J C lligginboihain "Od Jest Books" "From Cairo to Cataract, by Sir Georgo Newr.ee, Bart. •• Portraits of Celebrities ft Different Times, of their Li,,es Mies Cayley's Adventures," by Grant Allen Frora lit hind the Speaker's Chair, XLI," viewed by Henry W Lucy A Shifted Cargo," by Alan Oscai A Procession of Giants," by .Emile .D sssix Ciudarella's Daughter"; Cuiiosities. THE NAVY AND ARMY ILLUSTRATED (Od weekly}—George Nsi-ncs, Ltd.—edited by Com- mander Charles X Robinson, R.N., continues up to its standard of excellence. The letterpress and illustrations are grand. THE :o.,y Rnd Army Iilustratea Library, or Stories cfuur National Heroes (6d fortnightly) — George Newnrs. Limitc-d.-AVe have received Parts 1 and 2 of Wellington an"; Waterloo," by Major Arthur Giiffiths, with an introduction by Field Marshal Viscount Woistky, K.P., Commander-in- Chief ot the Army. This publication is a work of art in itself, the priming being superb and the illustrations grand. The stories will certainly be eargerly welcomed. THE WINDSOR MAGAXISE (Gd)-for March -NVard, Lock, and Bowden, Warwick House, Salisbury-square, London-1H a superb number, and contains articles and stories of a most varied description. The contents include :-Frortiepic-ce, "Marian Beheld again the World of Islands"; Kronstadt." Chapters XII.-XVI, by Max Pemberton; "England r Australia," by George Giffen; "Who goes Home?" by Spcneer Leigh Ilughe6 "Sunset on the West Coast," by W A Ear;); How I do my Punch Picture? 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CYCLING. I So far, jJarch has dealt kindly v.-iib cyclists in jrovidir17 clean week ends., aiid when the roads ire dryland the sun io bright. Use ■'•hole world ;CCjpt■ '■ h'O ciAvIioo!jw r:u.T > 0 to he seen, ca;,cf-o] v o^t of their leading strings; old riders, out 'or their first trip for '98 scorchers with high vars, faddists trying to coast on gradients that ire hardly perceptible, and jugginses walking up Y"rv little hill. All types are about, and the evidence one sees oi recruits learning m lanes 11 u'byc roads, shows that the pastime will be as popular as ever in Ifioft. It is ui;"f:calt to imagine how cyclists can get up o race in a burning hot country Lke India. At ho?ns. with our moderately cool summers, wo ou- ■;•,••• .lr.ia of hanguidness, and to mount a :yy >;• for a short spin requires far too much energy .0 expect from any British subject. In_ India, ':ov.ever, cvcling has some followers, who. in spue of the ho. sun, will not only cycle, but compete in :t,ccfor at Calcutta, on February 19th. we read dva, II. E. E-ryning, on his Dunlop tyred safety, seemed the three miles "BlueRibbon" of Cycling in India C-hampiontO .•». Record was broken by 27 seconds in this The National Cyclists' Union has interested it- self in securing justice for a cyclist, who was run lown near Liverpool. Two drivers, with empty vehicles, were indulging in an impromptu race to the stables, and occupied so much of the road, and 'r .vorod along in so Jvless a manner, that one ;.v!h :1 a cyclist who was endeavouring to r.}i;«>bcci his machine, ran over his leg, and iamtd him for l:ie. He was awarded £ 125. Road hogs of this type are a source ef immense danger to wheehnen, as tliey onve wantonly, knowing their superior weight and mass;vene^s 01 their conveyance will bring them oft victorious in nnv encounter with a delicately-mounted cyclist. The reckless cyclist is innocence personified com- pared with the careless manipulator of reins, and yet we find a nobleman like Lord Moncrieil', writ- ing of scorching cyclists, in a sporting magazine, as "convicts," and suggested that they should be chased and horsewhipped, and forcibly upset from their machines. If Mv Lord attempted to do any snch thing, he would soon find the strong arm of the low restraining him from further murderous attack". All sort conditions of riders should obtain a copy of the little booklet entitled" All About Dunlop Tyre' The information it contains on the care and n.tt2n:ion to he afiorued tyres is ^cli- ni-ih inexhaustible, and though we have always ihUicred ourselves, that, what we did not know was not worth knowing," we must on this occasion eonicss that, after half-an-hour's perusal of the hon1c, we arose, with fresh and serviceable know- ledge 011 the treatment of pneumatic tyres. It is seldom that a man races, or retains such prominence in racing, for so many years as J. W. Stocks: but DJ, too, has now definitely decided to race no more. In the whole history of cycle rseing there has not been a man who has shone as Stocks L hfs done, particularly last year, as an exponent of the highest speed at short as well as long distances. It is rare that a one or more hours man can also !>e~k the flying quarter record; and, although record was the hour, yet he h:15 left his name on the books for the shortest fastest work, for many a longer distance. The cits-oia of giving yearly "feeds" to road- moi oer- is not a very prevalent one, but it is a ?v»ecial fca-ture on the famous Ripley Road, Lon- rh>n, and is fo-ier&d by the energetic action of the Rath Road Cycling Club. Their ihird divisional ;U.o.!er was held the other week, and the repairers Of ihe road were hospitably fed and entertained, and sent home with tobacco for themselves, and tCl. for th e missus. Each of these men will have a kindly remembrance for cyclists, for the rest of the and will not. leave the serrated flint Oil the roadway. J. Flatt-Betts is now on his way home after a. successf i • tour in Australia, which was confined only to record breakmg. and net to competition in n p c open evenJ r. Letts, v. L.o has always enjoyed great popularity wiion racing in his own country, was not in b "nmilli a. favourite with the Colonists, aud his i-ar elious riding in record attempts, has branded his name dec-ply in the minds of the Australians. Before lie their shores, he made a most snece-Tiul attempt on the 10 miles record, a.id in spite of the strong wind which was blowing at the time, pedalled his Dunlop tyred safety to the tune of 10 mind. 21 sees. for 10 miles, an improvement of 41 2-5th sees. we sec, has recently taken a step ill the right direction, by removing" the prohibition nt tending the use of the city parks by cyclists. Every disability of the wheelman will go in time, and we welcome even so small a hardship as this. Wo pv are jealous of our privileges, and lately, a certain halfpenny toll on a bridge in Ncwca-tie. was announced to be raised to a penny, the wheelmen were up in arms, and a strong depu- tation succeeded in resisting the surcharge. Although the evele has always been recognised as being faster than a race horse for distances over a mile" it remained for J. W. Stocks, on his Dunlop tyred safety, to prove that the bicycle could accomplish any time put up by the fastest of race horses for a mile.. The record for the mile, we believe, is held by an American race horse, Salvator," and is 1 min. 3,5 sees., Stocks' time is 1 min. 35 2-5th sees., so that the cycle beats the horse by a small fraction of a second. Military cycling receives no encouragement from the Government, yet it prospers, in a mild and un. official sort of way. Lord Wolseley, some few vears ago, gave Challenge Cup for competition amongst cyclist volunteers, and now the races for it are to be divided into Northern and Southern sections, for two trophies, so as to further promote local interest in these road rides. The accoinpii-hnirT.it of the fast times for a hundred mile-, of road of an ordinary character by previous volunteer teams, has proved once for all the value of the cycle for speedy military manam- vres. in a country where decent roads prevail. On the road, as well as the path, the wheel beats the horse, but travelling cross-country, the cyclist is of even loss value than infantry. Still, the use of cyclists, in war, is being recognised by nearly all European governments, except our own. A general meeting of the Amateur Cycling' Club will be held at the Nelson liott-,l -oii Monday evening next at 8 o'clock, to receive the kbalance- sheet for the past year, appoint officers, and other business. A meeting of cyclists is to he held nt the Nelton Hotel on F ilay ereuing, at 8 30 o'clock, for the purpose of arranging a cyclist carn" during the forthcoming holidays. Such a matter has never before been undertaken by the local cyclists, and will be interesting to know what will be dcidcd upon at the meeting. The affair is being got up by Mr Tom Francis, and should prove a success, seeing that ho has. had experience in this particular line in King William's Town and Johannesburg. Of course, it will be conducted according to the tastes of the majority, and those who would like to join are cordially invited to attend the meeting on Friday, at which the locals of the camp and l the necessary arrangements will be made. —