CARMARTHEN UNDEll TU K L J. Ä.Ll. í,f HE A R C JEl-L IG H T. Ounit. come, surf rit yomluwii you .hall n..lUa<W» w!" 1*»> «"i« m "i /ss*„ >o:i ru*y fte the srnno.it part cf yw." HAKE; TEA FCE. The condition of the Hunt appears til the present momeut to bo exceedingly precarious. In fact, it now appears that unless £ 100 more is forthcoming within the next lew days the whole concur* will -o to tlie dogs in real earnest. There appears to be very little doubt that what is commonly understood by the term sport is on the wane in this neighbourhood. The time was when the Coursing Club was a 0 most nourishing organisation in this h' b b neighbourhood. Now.it is dead and gone. If a similar calamity overtakes the fox- nounas, then Carmarthen may abandon all urther claim to be considered a "county" town A town in hich the "county" people have no o:her than a marketing interest has certainiy little claim to the title m the old-iasmoned son so. To be sure, we have ir),,ted out before us sometimes the d making Carmarthen a residential centre." You may build anv any number of houses but you cannot compel the County families to" come and live in them. The whole result of the building extension of late yoars has boon that people who formerly lived in Carmar- tnen ill fairly good houses have gone to live m better iiouscis others have moved to these fairly good houses and tln-ls a general movement upward has taken place—so that people are Jiving up to their incomes in a style which they never did 20 vcars a-o. No Iresli money is thais brought to illO tUWJI; aud the consequence is that nobody beuelits, except the wise few who speculated wisely in builuing lots," and who got patted on Z5 Z3 the back for making money for themselves. e have had three or jour new btroutu opened during the last li or 7 years; but. I h'avo not heard any of the tradespeople saying that things are improving with them nor have I heard that the population ot tho Lorough has increased to any appreciable extent. A man may eat pastry and sweets and double his weight easily but it will bo difficult for him to persuade people that he had doubled his strength. Now, a movement which deserves every possible encouragement is the Welsh Industries Association. It would do the town much more good than all our anobbish dreams it we couid boom the weaving and other local industries and thus mako work for a hundred more working men than. find employment in the town at present. A hundred working men would Too an iuhnitely better addition to tho town than a select dozen of the snobs inhabiting a fashionablo row of houses—which is the most that could over be hoped for. The working- men would spend all their money in the town; whilst the suobs would go to the Stores when they have money, and run up long accounts with the local tradesmen when they are in low water. Any tradesman will tell you that it is easier to get money from the working classes than from the 0 upper class. We have no county people to attract to Carmarthen and I fail to see why the public aro interested in attracting Oounty-eouit people. Carmarthen, unfortunately, is getting into the hands of the snobocracy, who are determined that it shall not develope at all —if it does not develope as they want it. They are not as Demoeratic even as fashionable Aberystwith for they would not touch the Housing of the Working Classes with the tongs. They don't want to do anything which shall encourage a crowd of dirty-faced working-men to come betwixt the wind and their nubility. But we don't care how many we have of the class who would go down with a lordly air to the butcher's, order half-a-pound of liver, say Send it up," and then strst out with a lordly grace. This is the ultimate trend of our muuicipal development. » Strangers may ask, But surely all your rulers are not part and parcel of the Snobocracy, as you call them." No; my dear enquirer; that is just the worst of it. The snoboernt3 are A^ry few but nobody will offend them. They have only to turn on a disapproving frown and the would-be Hampdcns will creep into their shells like snails. Mr A.B.C. was a tremendously independent character at one time so was D.E.F., G.H.I., and several others; but since Messrs Snob and Co. have spoken so patronisingly to them they feel !3ù delighted with themselves to have been allowed to hobnob with theso celestial beings that they won't do anything to imperil the friendship. fr That is the whole history of every attempt te Democratise the Carmarthen Corporation. The reformers never reform anythiu" the other members reform them, and make them good old typical stick-in-the-muds. [ Notice to Town Councillors If you have never done these things youself, kindly consider the remarks au addressed to your neighbour who hasj. -Jt. Thy respected pastor of the English Baptist Church, Lammas-street (Rev A. Fuller Mills) was on the 7th ult. elected at the annual Association of the Glamorgan and English Baptists as vice-president, the 17 1 's holder of which cilice succeeds to the I presidency next year. In January last year the rev, guutleman was unanimously installed as President of the South Wales English Baptist Sunday School Union. It is not often that two such honours come to a minister in one year. It is evident that the English Baptist., in South Wales are appreciative <>f re;il worth. I am glad to learn that Mr Edward Hughes, of the Carmarthen Office, has been appoiuted to the post of relieving" post-master." ¥ If there is any commercial value in tho Johnstown wells, and tho Corporation are able to establish their title, I would suggest tbat the rights be leased to anybody who is willing to pay for them. At present nobody gets much benefit out of the wells; and if somebody would find it pay to bottle the water, he would find it pay to rent the wells, In that way the town would get some benefit from them. If the Council owns the wells, and cannot get anybody to offer money for fuem, then it is all moonsliine about their great value. I am surprised that it should have been made a cause of complaint that gipsies washed themselves in the well,. It would be a good thing if the sanitary authority encouraged gipsies—and a good many others—to wash themselves a good deal odtener than they do. The gipsies by wash- ing themselves show an excellent example to the many whom we encounter daily in our street, and who look as if soap-and-water had attained war-prices. It is a great pity the example of the giritS is not mure, extensively followed. During- a ten minutes' walk last Sunday I taw n less than three drunken men in the publie thoroughfanu of Carmarthen. Still we are officially informed that the Sunday Closing Act is enforced; and therefore I must loyally reject the evidence of my senses iu obedience to the decisions of Authority. Some limo ago the C,\ <list;:¡' Touring Club called the attention of the local authorities to the nuisance caused by hedge-trimmings being left by the roadside. The matter was attended to at the time; but now heaps of thorns are as common on the roadside as foxgloves are in the hedges. Some day a highway authority will bo prosecuted for causing a nuisance; and then the nuisance will be stopped. Our Lrowster Sessions will soon be here and then tho Superintendent of Police will inform the bench—quite truly-that there has not been a single conviction against any publican during the year. And, of course, the towp will be congratulated on the improved record and everybody will be satisfied. And the publicans themselves will be quite affected on contemplating their own innocence and virtue; and big--wigs will utter ominous threats as to awful steps which are to be undertaken to bung up th free discussion of the evidence of their own senses bv a few heretics. if, Of course, the remarks made in this column last week as to the decrease in the number offish caught has brought forth an explanation. It seems to be all the fault of tho Ferrysido seinc-nets. According to the statements made by the Carmarthen coraclo- men, the seine-uots, onco they begin, catch one half of the fish coming up the river L and frighten tho other half away. Mr David Lewis intends, at the meeting of the Fishery Board held next week, to bring forward a bye-law for tho purpose of dealing with the seine-nets. Union-street is getting its nauio up for man-traps. Oil Sunday two small boys foil down the coal-" shoot" in front of a private house and the Corporation has allowed one of the gratings in the gutter to get into such a condition that in tho dark it is a direct preparation for a broken leg. In such cases anybody who suffers any damage by the condition of such traps has a ground of action against those—whoever they be -rellponbible for the nuisances. Union- street is in the upper end of the town but as it is neither Picton-terrace nor Penllwyn Park, the Corporation officiousuess regard- ing its welfare is of a very modified character. .,¡. Perhaps, however, in regard to this, I shall be told in the words used by an eminent Town Councillor last week that we must put up with many things in small towns." That is the straight road to stagnation. Let us try for improvement as hard as ever wo can and still we shall find ourselves far from perfection. But if wo start off with the idea that anything is goud enough for Carmarthen, wo may as well give up all attempts at civilisation. Wo have to put up with a good deal in Carmarthen indeed iro have to pay first- class rates for third-class municipal government. We pav the price of a very good article, for one which is only middling. I quite agree: wo have to put up with many things in one particular small town. On Friday those of the Volunteers who had remained behind in Carmarthen had to go down to the camp at Penally for the ;n inspection." One gallant volunteer had not had his belt on for six months; and when he tried to screw himself into it ten minutes before train time ho found that he had increased his circumference by six inches in the interval. By means of tugging, puffing, boring new holes, and exerting himself to the verge of apoplexy, the belt was buckled in time. Such are the hard- ships which the Volunteers have to undergo on behalf of Queen and country. I am exceedingly glad to hear that the police have received instructions to put down the rowdyism in Carmarthen streets on Sunday nights—although I fail to see why one defendant who was prosecuted by a private individual and heavily fined for his offence, should have been lectured about this and made into a kind of scape-goat to bear the sins of the people. The general disorder in Carmarthen streets on Sunday nights I am sick and tired of calling attention to and the authorities are, as usual, pretty belated if it has taken them until now to find out about it. "V There aro hundreds of rowdies who go about on the evening of the Lord's Day what (til(I simply charge into and jostle the public so that the thoroughfare has the appearance of a market in which a crowd of infuriated bullocks are goring one ;tliotllel-. 'kii(i fol- Lile of a drunken sailor is fit for the Sunday school compared to it. The portly form of "Jim Pais" will be seen no more in the streets of Carmarthen. Taking him all in all, his failings only did harm to himself. His worst olfenee was obstruction of the thoroughfare. After a life which was anything but luxurious, we may trust that, his frailities forgotten, he has arrived at that happy land where the struggle fol, existence is unknown, and where policemen are never heard of. The workmen are now engaged in carrying out the improvement for Penllwyn Park which is to cost the ratepayers £ 30. "That's the way the money goes." The plantation at the bottom of the Fivo Fields looks in a very forlorn, dusty, dismal condition during the dry weather. What is the objection to planting some of our enclosures with flowers which would now be in full bloom ? In the House of Commons on Monday the Lords'. amendments to the Carmarthen Improvement Bill were considered and agreed tu, and the. Bill was read a third time. i; The three ladies 1 spoke of last week (Mrs 1'alh atti the Misses Wells) as having started from London on their bicycles, to ride tu Carmarthen, have had a most pleasant and successful journey, without accident- of any kind, and were favoured by fine weather. They "pent the nnit night at Henley-on-Thames, the second at 11 Oxford, the third aL Cheltenham, the fourth at Hereford, the fifth at Brecon, and reached Carmarthen on the sixth day, having thoroughly enjoyed their excursion. Two local young ladies have lately been distinguishing themselves as aquatic athletes. Miss Xanno Jenkins and Miss AliceOlive, Boar's Head Hotel, swam last week from Harwich to Felixstowe pier, a distance of about a mile. Well done i.'t At a meeting held at the Nelson Hotel oh fuesday evening, Mr J. F. Bees, M.Iv.C.V.S., in the chair, it was decided to hold a Dog and Cat Show- at Carmarthen in August. Messrs C. H. Williams and Evan Morris were appointed secretaries. The gentlemen con- cerned are to be commended for their public spirit, and it is to be hoped that those who clamour for local attractions for the good of the town will support the venture, as the, dog shows in the past have not been patronised as they should be by the towns- people, and have turned out unsuccessful Prom a monetary point of view. If Madame Patti has placed au order with the Carmarthen United Breweries for 2 casks uf stuut fur Craig-y-nos Castle. This from the Toll Mall G'o;,Ue of Saturday J' ew railway projects have been (ought so hard in the House of Commons as the Fishguard and Rosslare Knihvay and Harbour Bill, the preinable of whieh was passed yesterday. It has been the sport of the company promoters and of all manner of vested interests since its first introduction two years ago, and there has been more lobbying over it than over any public measures for years past. The scheme is to make a harbour at Fishguard, in Wales, run a branch of the Great Western Kaihvay to it, establish a line of steamers Ihenoo to Kosslare, near Wexford, then by utili.iuK cejtyin existing lines open up a new route, via,, Wateiford, Dungarvan, and Lisiiiore, to l ermrsy, a new line is to be made to Coik. The scheme v/i'l open up a new routo to the South of Ire'and with a shorter Gea. passage than the Hoiy- head nu i Dublin route, and it cannot help becoming of great benftitto the trading interests of Ireland, as well as atfuiding a means of approach for tourists to tho Killarney Jakes and elsewhere. The Treasury has materially assisted in procuring the passing of the biil. and Mr Hanbury and Mr Maurice Healy between them have clever iy satisfied all the conflicting interests concerned. A modified competition will now be set up that will revolutionize the commerce and carrying trade of the South of Ireland. # Ihe Carmarthen regatta, I am advised, is about to come oif shortly on a much larger and much grander scale than has been the case for some years recently. Mr E. A. Owen, of the Jubilee Hotel, and others who are the prim; movers in such affairs, have already commenced to make arrangements; and with a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull I I)Ull altogether," the folks on the Quay look forward at no distant date to astonishing 0 the rest of Carmarthen, as well as the neighbourhood. # =*:• The number of cyclists who frequent the Llanstcphan road, especially on Thursday afternoons, has now become so numerous that it behoves those riders who are not adepts to be a little more careful in the management of their mounts. This remark applies especially to young ladies. # .V few accidents occurred last week through the neglect of riders not, keeping the proper side of the road and the serious damage caused to one machine through this fault will be a utiicieiit warning to others. nut this is little comfort to the young man whose machine was run into, with the result of completely budding up his front wheel, it would be well for riders to learll the rules of tbu mad before going on journeys from home. Ai.l l M.l'.I --t>
Car marl hen County Police Court. SATUKO v v. Before the Kev H. U. Lawrence (in the chair) l'rofüsor D. E. Jones, Car- marthen Mr D. L. Jones, Derhvyn. MOYIXC PIGS. I'.C. William Harries charged Lewis Jones, Tymawr, Xcwi hurcli, with not delivering up a permit after moving pig- Fined 9s. I'l l F !>i:i\ K. John Williams, Carne, Begelly, Fem., was charged with being drunk on the highway. P.C. Lewis, Abergwili, spoke to finding defendant drunk on the 25th ult. at 1U p.m. on the .side of the road.Fined Us tid. PL'BLIC-HOCSES. Edward Duekfield, an ex-coachmau of the Bishop of St Ihivid's, applied for the transfer of the Black Lion, Abergwili, which had been granted tulllpurarily a. a previous meeting. Mr II. 1;. White now appeared awllHLllded in testimonials from the present Bishop of St. Davids, from the schoolmaster, and from Mr John Williams, Portland House. The appli- cation was granted. Thomas Seourfield, formerly of the Black Lion, Abergwili, was similarly a transfer of the White Horse, White Mill. THEFT OF A ULA-SS. John I lioinas, a tramping farm-labourer, a native of Llanfallteg, was charged with the theft of a looking glass. Mrs Walters, Bed Lion, Llandofeilog, said I sawr the defendant at my house on the 28th June. 1 went out to the dairy when I came back he had gone away and the small looking- glass produced had disappeared. I'.C. Thomas Davies spoke to tracing the prisoner through Pontantwn and overtaking him going in the direction of Carmarthen with a load of hay. Defendant admitted taking the glass and said he did not know what came over him. He said he was drunk. Defendant had been remanded by Mr C. W. Jones on Wednesday and had since been in custody. Defendant said he had been drinking all that day he started in the top public and finished in the Red Lion. He was guilty, but was drunk at the time. Thomas Evans, C.C., Tegfynydd, said defendant bore a very good character whilst at home. The last few years since he had left home witness could say nothing of his conduct. His parents were very respectable people. The Chairman said that as the case was such a trivial one and as the defendant had been in custody four clays, he would be now discharged.
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Carmarthenshire Uuarter Sessions, The Carmarthenshire Court. was held at the Carmarthen UuildluJI, on Friday, when Co onci Gwynne Hughi s, Glancothi, r esided m ine absence of the chairman (Ear ( .wdor) -Ine application of -Miss Ivyant, f -merly matron at Carmarthen Prison,for ailin, .eased mtl". of pension, namely, two-thirds of her salary, was again considered. At th.; April Coiut the question was deferred because the Prison Committee had not recommenced the sanction of theapplication according to statute and a certificate of age lad not been pres- fVifi "i T,1:ese conditions having now been tuitillea the application was granted. A letter was read from the clerk of the Peace for Worcestershire, staging that. Mr J. W. rorbes, formerly governor of her Majesty's I nson, Carmarthen, now resident, at Wor- cester, had made an application for a retiring pension at the rate of two-thirds of his salary .Mr Forbes had served at Hollo way, Worcester Carmarthen, and other prisons, and the Wor' ccstershire Cotirt now called upon each county to contribute towards the pension pro rata with the number of years Mr Forbes had served at each place. It was agreed to accede to the demand.
L LAX E U W AD. THE ANNUAL TE. TKEAT given by Mr E. H. Bath to the children of Lla,)jegNi,,t( I Xational School, took place oil tlii" beautifijl law n of Alltyferin on Thursday, June 30th. Tea was partaken of first by the children, WhCH the )lisü:; Hath (::) had ft Luy tiuw uf it in atfenting to the wants of the little ones. After the children had partaken uf the sumptuous treat, the mothers and friends were invited tu partake of tea. Altogether over 100 sat down. After tea, sports were indulged in, when races were run off; and good prizes given to the winners by Mr E. H. Bath. The schoolmaster (Mr Griffiths) had takell a deal of pains in teaching the children a number of songs, which were sujig before and after the sports. Sincere thanks were given oil oehalf of the children by the Vicar to Mr Lath for his kindness in giving this annual treat, and hearty cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Bath, the young squire, Miss W. Lloyd, and the Masses Bath, The sii)giu°' of the Xational Anthem brought the most ui st enjoyable proceedings to a close.
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Valedictory Meetings at Llandilo, 'I DEPARTURE OF THE REV. J. DAVfES, C.M., FOR LONDON. In connection with the departure of the Rev J. Davies, C.M., from Llandilo for London, a crowded and iimct enthusiastic meeting was held at the Public If all, Llandilo, on tho evening of the 29th ult. tu the una\oidable afcsenoe of Mr J. W Gwynue- U i.i;ho:j, Councillor Isaao Thomas was voted to the chair. The Chairmau, in opening the proceedings, ex- pressed regret at Mr Hughes's absence. He (Mr Thomas) was very glad to be present to express his regard for the Rev J. Davies (cheers). He had done a great deal at Llandilo, and that waf, perhaps, partly due to the fact that he was better educated and had greater abilities than most of them, and was a well read man, not a one book man like most of them. Then, apart from his knowledge, the rev. gentleman had the power of using it on the right occasions. During Ins stay at Llandilo he had not. been an idle man, and had laboured hard for his church. But it was not as a minister of the gospel they recognised him that "night, but as a public man and an educationalist. lie was the first chairman of the Intermediate School, and to manage it for the first three years of its existence had been no easy task, seeing it was an entirely new work. It was easy enough to follow the example of others, but not so easy when original work had to be done. They were told the committee of the school had made mistakes during these three years. Well The surprise was that they had not made more and that they had not made more was entirely due to the fact that tho man at the wheel was the Rev J. Davies (cheers). It had been stated by an authority that iu was the greatest blessing that could have happened to Llandilo to have had the Rev J. Davies in their midst, because no one amongst them understood the Scheme as he did." Others now were able to carry on the work after having been shown the way. He was a man, too, who never feared to express his convictions, and to give a reason for the faith that was in hilll. He (tho chairman) much regretted his departure from their midst, but he loft them— as that splendid meeting testified—with their best wishes. He trusted his mission in London would prove a success. A marked feature about the rev gentleman was that it was to the reason 110 appealed, and had appealed no successfully to them at Llandilo. Mr D. Williams, hon. see., read letters of apology for absence from several person?. Mr J. W. tiwynnc-Hughes wirimg and writing from Brighton, stated it was impossible for him to be present to take the chair. I am glad," wrote Mr Gwynne-Hughes, the people of Llandilo are presenting him with a testimonial, as it clearly proves their appreciate what he has done. Hoping you will have a good meeting." Mr Abel Thomas. Al. ]-)., whilst regretting his inability to be present, wrote: "I hope you will convey to him how sincerely I wish him success in his new sphere, and how much I appreciate what he has done for the cause of religion, education and Liberalism in Llandilo. I should much like to add my signature to the address."—Letters were also read from Mr L. N. Powell; Councillor J. R. Jones, Brynamman Councillor Henry Jones Thomas, Penyrhoes, Llanfynydd Rev D. Phillips, Nant- garedig Mr D. Davies, Cilrhedyn, Llandebie Rev Gliomas Price, Brechfa; and Mr D. B. Evans, Board School, Llansawel. The Chairman then called upon Mr J en kin Jones, who had pleasure in being present, but was sorry to lose Mr Davies. He had been a hard worker. He haped they should see him now and again, and that if they got into darkness he would come down from London to enlighten them. Mr Edgar Joneir, M.A., Headmaster of the Inter mediate School, said he bad been placed in such a position that he had been enabled to see the inner working of Mr Daviee's mind for several years. They all joined in general regret at his departure, and in a sort of general appreciation of his work yet several of them had personal reasons for regretting his departure. He would like to say a few words as to his acquaintance with Mr Davies. Not only was Mr Davies's enthusiasm for education very great, but his knowledge of detail was also. He (Mr Jones) had had occasion during the early years to go over the educational scheme for secondary schools for Carmar- thenshire often and often with Mr Davies, and he (Mr Jones) had always been impressed with his knowledge of the whole scheme. Such educational schemes were not tho pleasantrst reading. They were rather dry and not very interesting, but Mr Davies had the sclisme at his fingers' ends and was always ready to discuss it with heait- whole enthusiasm, and always gave his assistance with the greatest readiness and enthusiasm. He was always ready to put himself to any sacrifice for the good of tho school, and always endeavoured to impress upon parents the advisability of allowing their children to remain at the school as long as they p. ssibiy could. His who!e thoughts were occupied with the welfare of the school, and he was always planning something for its good. Both his power of initiation and persistence was great, and it was entirely due to his untiring persistence th-it instead of a building grant of £ 000, they had had one of £ 000 (loud cheers). It was a clear case of the rev. gentleman's strong power, and Jf the value of sticking to a purpose until it was accomplished. It was to him personally a source of exceeding great regret to lose Mr Davies. He bad been a sincere friend to the masters of the school, and was a sincere friend to the teachers in the elementary schools as well. Teachers were rather a sensitive class, and trfiey liked to bo appreciated. In Mr Davies they always founq one who sympathised with and appreciated their work, both secondary and elementary. He (Mr ttones) could only hope that on a greater stage than that at Llandilo he would bo able to carry on his work, and that some day, when he opened his Daily Chronicle he would find Mr Davies mentioned as one taking part in a hot School Board contest in London (cheers), and in other matters in which the cause of humanity was concerned (cheers). The Chairman remarked that they were glad to be reminded of how the rev. gentleman had obtained the additional £ 300 for the school, but it was being con- stantly circulated by some of the present managers of the School that he had left a debt of £400 behind him. If that were true, all he (the chairman) had to say was this, that he knew cf people who were quite prepared to undertake the management of the school, and to pay the debt into the bargiin (cheers). Mr Joseph Davies, Carmarthen-street, in the course of a humourous speech, said his difficulty was what and what not to eay, and it was no easy matter of .itself for an uneducated n an like himself to stand before such an audience at all. He was a Wesleyan. Mr Davies we.s a Calvinisfc. Both were Methodists^ and the terra was only a nickname given to such good men (laughter). The Calvinistics were a set of noble fellows. But, after all, Mr Davies had shown that he was not only a Calvinistic, but an Arminianist, when good work had to be done. He was in short a patriot. On the educational question lie had carried all before him, and had immortalized his name at Llandilo. He had more education on his finger tips than all the rest of them had in all their heads, and in parting from him he could say no better than, "Oh king, live for ever (cheers). Mr T. Lewis, Troedyrhiw, pointed out that it wae not only for the Intermediate School, but for the new Board School also, that Mr Davies had worked, and lie hoped in London to find him working in con- junction with the Rev Hugh Price Hughes, who, as they knew, was a Carmarthen man (cheers). As the Rev Hugh It Ice Hughes once told Lori Salisbury, that he could not sympathise with the Nonconformist position on the education question until he had worked with them, so, too, he (Mr Lewis) would say with reference to the new Board School, that the Church- people of Llandilo could not sympathise with them unless they put themselves in their places and felt as they did. Ife did not believe in schools that were not under the oontrol of the ratepayers. As to the £ 400 debt of which they hd heard so jnuch, it had never existed, aud he had seep the official statement, and H was only £ 00 (cheery, and cries of yhame "). And where were the other managers if the responsibility of that was all to be thrown on Mr Davies's shoulders ? Apparently, it was Mr Davies had done all the evil, and they bad dcno all the good (laughter). He wished him long life and happiness, and trusted to find he was doing goud work in his new sphere of labour. Mr D. Morgan, Tabernacle School, then read the following address :— To the Rev J. Dat ies, Belle Vue, Llandilo. ,It is with great regret that your numerous friends iu Llandilo and the neighbourhood learnt that you had accepted a call to the pastorate of Slqrland-road Calvinistic Church, London. They cannot allow you to depart irMiu thel: midst yrithout expressing their keen appreciation ot your valuable serving for the public good during your six years residence at Llandilo. Your matked devotion in the cause of religious and educational progress has been an immense power, and your friends feel the deepest obligations to acknowledge that all your efforts have been crowned with conspicuous success. You may rest assuured that they will always have the most pleasant recollections of your very important and lasting endeavours in the direction of liberty, truth, and righteousness. In asking you, therefore, to accept this address, with a piuseof gold, they desire to express their warm regard, and sincerely trust that in your how sphare of labour you will fong be spared to devote your energies and ability to' the same noble work. Signed, on behalf of the Committes, J, W, GWVNNK-HLU^ES, President, ABEL THOMAS, M.P. JENKIN JONES, Treasurer. D. WILLIAMS.) Hon, G J. PRICIC, J GBIFFMH WILLIAMS, ISAAC THOMAS, Collectors. HKHBEKT THOMAS, I Councillor #, Reey then referred po the splendid work that Mr Davies had done in their midst, especially in connection with the Intermediate School, and in establishing the new Board School. As to the Intermediate School, there was not a better master of such schools than Mr Edgar Jones (cheers). Bq6 what was the revyard the rev. gentleman had had for all he had done ? A. kind of political syndicate had been founded to oppose him, apd the conditions of ipembersliip were that you mu§t be a political chasielecn before you could join it (loud laqghver). The rev. gentleman had been ejected from tlje governing body of the school, and what for ? Simply for the good work he had done and for nothing else (" Shame.") They had in Llandilo during the last couple of years gorfe back to the Middle Ages and had revived persecution. They talked about boy cotting in IrflaLd, but to see it wurked to perfection they need not go a.\> far as Ireland. They had it in full bwiDg at Llaudilo (reucwed- cries of "Shame.") By what he had done in their midst for education, his name would be banded down to posterity. lie, for oue, acknowledged his splendid services in establishing a Board School, and, as a Nonconformist, was thankful he had never set foot in a National School, for which, however, he had had respect. They knew what Cardinal Maning had said, that if he had the children he would not fear for the men, and they in Llandilo would not have had the education of part of their childri"j in their h111c1,; in the near future were it not for Mr Davies (cheers). If Mr Phillips left the Natiunal School to-morrow, and a successor was advertised f:-r, then a condition would be that "No Nonconformist need apply." He gave a little credit though to the managers of the National School, who thought.dealing wile the Education Department was just like tho L rb?tn District Council dealing with the water question (roars of laughter). Mr G. "\V illiams, King's Head Hotel, said he had the pleasure of knowing Mr Davies for some years, and had sat with him on the School Board, and had had opportunities of seeing how wishful he was to deal well with the children. But what had impressed him most was Mr Davies's power, as manifested in the speech he made in the Town Hall on behalf of bavinp, a board school in the town. It was a revelation to him (lr Williams). The same thing might be said of his speeches in connection with the Intermediate School. He had given them (j years good training before he departed from them, and it was to be hoped he would visit them again. He was extremely sorry to lose him, and could only express the wish of others that he might be a benefit in his new sphere of labour. The Chairman then asked Councillor Herbert Thomas to speak, who, he said, came from that strange place, Rhosmaen (laughter), Mr Thomas said it was sufficient for him that Mr Davies came from Bala, the Bala of Charles, Dr. Edwards, and of Peters. A master in many respects, yet Mr Davies had been as a servant amongst them, and where others had been content with talk he had worked. As a minister of the Gospel, he had done his duty for education. He sincerely koped that both Mrs Davies -to whom the speaker paid a high tribute—and Mr Davies might have long life and happiness in their new sphere of labour. Mr n. Morgan, being called upon, asked what was t, the great diilerence between the Cimrchism of the Churchman at Llandilo aod the Nonconformity of the Nonconformist? It was that the Churchman showed more backbone and acted aggressively, whilst tho Nonconformist lacked backbone and acted on the defensive, and so the aggressiveness of the Church- men had damaged the Nonconformity of the Noncon- formist. What he wanted to say was that in the town of Llandilo they had had Nonconformist, leaders before the Rev John Davies came amongst them, but he ventured to say—and challenged contradiction- that where a matter cf vital principle was concerned, affecting the very existence of Nonconformity that ol the control of the education of tho children, the Rev J. Davies was the only Nonconformist leader for the past 2;) years who had dared tackle the Churchmen. (A remark, by the way, that raised tho most enthusiastic and significant applause). Other Non- contormist leaders had been content to see the children of Nonconformists—and he would not stay to enquire the reason why—educated in a school over which they had no control, but not so the Rev J Davies. How did lead poisoning arise ? Was it not by inhaling poisonous funies from the chemicals employed in the process of manufacture ? And if Nonconformist children attended a Church school they were bound to be breathing a Church atmosphere, though they might never even hear the Word Church breathed there, and so they unconsciously drifted from chapel to church. There was splendid singing in the church, but was it not a fact that many of the members of the choir were composed of the children of NonconformistsThese things had not escaped the Rev John Davies, though others had shut their eyes to them, and so he fought and conquered in the tight for a board school (renewed cheers). He was going away, but would leave a monument behind him in the new board school. That board schools were Godless," Churchmen would be slow to assert at to the recent statement of Sir John Gorst in the House of Commons, whoso words were In London, at any rate, I have no hesitation in saying that the teaching of the historical facts of religion in Board Schools is so superior to the teaching in voluntary schools that there is no comparison between them." In respect to the splendid work the Rev John Davies had done in getting them a Board School in town, he might well be called their saviour as Nonconformists. The flow from ohapel to church would not go on so much in the future as it had in the past in Llandilo. Some men departed without being regretted, hut the address and that splendid meeting testified that that was not so with regard to the Rev John Davies. Mrs Williams, King's Head Hotel, then hrded over the address to Mr Davies, sayi'g that she did so with very great pleasure, and wi., lied him weli in his new sphere of labour. The address was qiiit, a work of art, and was embellished with photos of Dynevor Castle, the Intermediate School, and a v l'w of the town. Miss Jaue Jones, then handed over a purse containing 40 guineas, amongst tne subscribers to which were Lord Dynevor, Mr Abe; Thomas, M P., Mr J. W. Gwynne-Hughes, Mr W Phiiipps, head constable Mr J. W. Nicholas, Deputy-sherilf Mr L. N. Powell, J.P., Mr T. II, Powell, soliciti r County Councillor W. Jones Councillor Mary A. Jones, Manoravcn; Councillor J. lices, Cvvmamman Rev J-. Towyn Jones, Mr W. Junes, Grove Hill Councillor W. Griffiths, J.P., Miss Davies, Pentricwn Villa Miss Evans, Councillor J. R. Jones, Bryn- amman and Mr D. Evans, Mount Pleasant. The purse was quite a work of art, and was the work of Miss Magdaline Bowen. It was made of chamois leatper lined iwith white silk, with monogram and date worked in gold silk and tinsel. The monogram was designed by Mr Robert Morris. In handing over the purse, Miss Jones said Mr Davies, it gives me great pleasure to present you with this purse as a token of the high esteem you are held in this town and neighbourhood, and appreciation of your labouis to all causes of public interest, especially to the cause of education, which you have served with marked success, as is testified by the efficiency of the Inter- mediate School, and the presence of the Board School, You have always loyally rendered your services to the cause of progress, and have most unselfishly sacrificed yonr iimo in the interest of otncrs. Now that yon are leaving us for a sphere of greater usefulness, yon will carry with you the good wishes of your friends for your continued success and happiness, and we cannot but feel that our loss here will be their gain in London. You have the con- solation of knowing that by your unstudied labours you have thoroughly won our gratitude and our sympathy, snd we ask you to accept this as a small mark of that gratitude you so ricnly deserve. You will, I a:n sure, appreciate the good feeling that accompanies this testimonial to your new life, and, as a token of that good feeling, it my privilege to present you with this in the name of the subscribers, and to ask you to accept this mark of their appreciation of your services and yourself, and to express the most sinccie desire that you and your family may enjoy a long life of health and prosperity (cheers). The Rev J. Davies, in proceeding to respond, waa received with enthusiastic cheern. He said it was not an easy thing to listen to so much in praise of ones self, and it was difficult to speak in reply. He thanked Miss Jones for hor kind words, and for the kind words that others had spoken. They had touched his heart. It was a pleasuio to him to have done what he had dono in LJandilo. AVeariiig the garb that he did, he had felt that outside his own especial work, his best efforts should be put forth in furtherance of education. They had in their speeches referred to two places- the Intermediate School and the Board School. The rev. gentleman then retraced the history of the long tight—familiar to the renders of the Carmarthen Weekly lieporter— they had had with regaidto that school. Jiy what they were told by some people people, it might tie thought he had the entire management of the school for the three years he was cliairfnan of its management body, but there were teu others, who were as responsible as himself. According to his light, he had studied the scheme of the Commissioners. He did not claim perfection, and had probably made mistakes, but he had not been guilty of the charges made against, him. He had endeavoured to carry out the scheme to the best of his ability, and he had looked to Mr Edgar Jones for help to make it a success. To-day tho managers thought they could get on without Mr Edgar Jones. The men they wanted to take interest in the school were men who were devoted to it, men who were prepared to make heavy sacrifices, men who were to syiripiithisc with the tcftcltGrs. But for all that ho had done in aid of carrying out the school he had only met with ingratitude, his sacrifices had eonnted for ne thing. lie did not inean to gav that the Clerji got to much salaiy, b«t it was op]y the salary of the teachers the present managers talked about reducing 1 There had been references tu the debt. Hut what wt-I the fact The statement of account for the year ending March Ittth last h id hem signed by the Chairman, Ml- J. W. Nicholas, k,.v W Davies, and Rev J lowyn J.nes, as it was to go before the auditor, Mr Claude Davi, That .statement showwl a.deticlenùy uf abont £.), since tbeu CH had been received of overdue money, and so reduced the debt really to a little over £o. There were present in the room tuat night persons who had canvassed the School Loards so as to have him ejected from the Management Committee ((i Shame"). They had maqe it a jiuesfcjoji ot section ancl had yesQlved that there should be no Methodist 0:1 if. I^Irs G wynne- Uuglies was asked to aecepj. the seat that was occupied by the other Methodist 00 the Management ootly, but by showing him the p'st of thosc Whupl tbp Clique desired to haye the coptrol ot the school, she had exposed their tricks to perfection. He appealed to them to be faithful to the New Board School. He was glad of the words in the address. He should never forget them. He found he had many warm friends. When he fought the Tories for tho new school no minister of the Gospel, except the Rev Towyn (Jones, had said one word on bi b-half (shame), He would have been :dad to havo aeeti the ipipiqtprs of: the own present that night, but there Vras not one (renewed ciies of "shame"). They might have good reasons for their absence, but he did not know what they were. But although the ministers of the towp gave him no help., the board school was an acpp.mpliched 'fact (lon'd cheers). He begged of them to stand by it for tIe feared efforts would be made to prevent the children of N onco). formists from attending it. He entirely endorsed every word thq,t Mr Morgan had said that nigh'r as to their relation as Nonconformats tc the churcli party. The ry gpntlerpan i.beft referred to the struggle with the Educational Department about the school. It was difficult to leave Llandilo, He thanked them for the way in which they had supported him, but he was not unmindful of the fact that there were men who professed their joy at his departure, who had tried to injure him in every possible way, and who, if they could, would have driven him out of their midsti. But his character was oleau (loud cheers), lie had besn through troubled waters, ond he thanked them for their support at such tim. He thanked them for their kindness. lie had never expected it, and l, was sour fruit to some in Llandilo that night. 1 hat.purse of money showed that there were friends somewhere. He appealed to the young men present to be true to the best in all things, and to the truths tneir fathers had fought for. The age of martvrdom ha 1 not yet passed. It was not over in Llandilo i T • al\- w,a3 Trcl1 who were supposed *o up- hold Liberalism that were can ying it out (" Sh"ine "). He once more thanked then, heartily for a) they had done for him (loud applause). The Chaiiman said that he was glad to have beard Mr Davies's explanations, as lie knew what atl mpts had been made to blacken his character. They, there, had found no fault in him. It was thu highest tree that atways was most exposed to the storms Lut they only took dseper root in consequence. Iti was the fact that persecution was going on induced him to do what he had for Mr Davies (cheers). The Rev J. Davies, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Chairman-who proved himseif to be a born chairman-referred to the great kindness he had received from Mr Gwynne-Hughes (cheers), who had been a perfect triend to him, notwithstanding the attempts that had been n.ade to induce Mr Hughes to be otherwise. The Chairman had done his work splendidly. # Mr J. W. Jones also expressed pleasure at the way in which Mr Thomas had conducted the proceedings. On Thursday evening, there was virtually a repetition of the proceedings at the Methodist Chapel, where there was a considerable assemblage of the members of the congregation and of friends, but space ooes not allow of a lengthened report. The chair was occupied by the oldest deacon, Nlr J. W Jones, there being also present: Rev ilr Jones, Llansawel, Mr Issac E. Davies, Mr Ambrose, Rev Mr Evans, Talley -who pointed out that Mr le vies was now the third. Calvinistic Methodist minister from Carmarthenshire who had accepted recent calls so London Churches il,ev W. P,. Davies, Bethlehem (Independent); Rev D Williams, Llandilo; Mr Evans, schoolmaster, Llansawel Rev D. Prytherch Llandilo and Mr W, Williams, Llandilo Rev J. Pritchard (Wesleyan)— who stated that he was -;ot able to attend the previous night's meeting, beug absent from home; Rev Mr 1 any, Llanfynydd and Rev D. Salmon. During the proceedings Mr Pees Thonms, secretary, read a bputitully framed s id illuminated address and which was handed over tJ the lev C^NTLMNAN 1m Mr-J. Thomas, treasurer of the Church, who said a few touching words, whilst Mis., Edwards, Cilcennen, and M.su Richaru^ New R.d, handed over a purse •^peakitig' under great emotion, the rev gentleman, suitably and feelingly replied. The proceedings lasted over two tiours. Miss Richards, da.ing an interval, gave a pathetic rendering to a most appropriate solo.. s
Carmarthen Hounds. rilkLA IENLD ABANDONMENT OF TT1P HUNT. It will be remembered that a'u-eek or so ago tha members of tlie Carmarthenshire Hunt decided to purchase the hounds from Mr W. J. Buckley on his retirement from the mastership, and stens were taken forthwitu to collect subscipiions for the pur- ?06% was Jae-d on Saturday, at the Ivy Bush Hotel Carmarthen, to receive the report of the mn. secretary (Mr JOlll Fraims, Myrtle Hill) as to the response made to the mass of circulars he had issued soliciting subscriptions, when Dr Law- rence presided. The attendance was very small and those present expressed strongly their kren H-?!:tbC "«•«« taken m the mMter It .ho generality of tllo county pe„ple. "c" lse" £ -oli UL^Jtib.attor), as it Ciu no:, come within £ 100 of sum at which the pek can be pure-hand. Laj.i, Han-is, xiryntowy, proposed «nd Mr Grismond Lmlipp*. Owing will, eccoi ded, that Mr Buckley bi informed of t'ili little I-*iit,. -(-st w the county peopie^had taken in the. maifr, and their seeming lack or sympathy wish ilu appeal made by ihom and that, unless the sum be forthcoming ^-atuiday, the idea of .-urchaeing the hounds be abandoned.
CW M A it M AX. :s weie held at the Icthodist Chapei Tabernacle on Sunday and Monday last when the Jevs, E. Jones, Tirv- dail W. M .Jones, Llanelly and T. Williams Holyhead, deli\erect powerful sermons to large congregations.
ST. CL 12 A RS. ItEMAiavABi t; SrccEss OF GIASFJRYN SCHOOL I CHOLAKX. I he result of the Examination tor entrance scholars} ips into Whitland Intermediate School, which was held on the 2.-»th June, has just, been received and the following candicates from the Glasfryn board School have been successful in gaining respectively the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, places on the Inst foi- the Cnited District -Gwilvm lhomas, Mile End House George Lewis 1 renewydd I arm Anna J one:(¡ Station Jioad James Lewis, Tredewydd Farm. Mr Lloyd the master, is to be sincerely con- gtatulated on the success of his pupils. CAIJIIL'RV S COCOA is absolutely pure, and is there- fore the be&t Cocoa. It is a refreshing, stimulating drink, and a nutritious food, containing' no foreign substaucea, such as kolo, malt, hops, .tc. Tho fnr^ not be too strongly impressed that Cocoa must be im adulterated to ensure its fullest benetkial effect Always insist on having CAD BUM's-sold only in J ackets and 1ms,—as other Cocoas are often sub- stituted tor sake of extra profit.
L A U G H A 11 X E liKGATTA.- A preliminary meeting was held on Thursday last, 30th ult, at the Town-hall when it was decided to hold the annual Regatta on August 15th. (SUDDEN DEATH.-OHSaturday last a haulier named James Jones, in the employ of Mr David, contractor, fell dead whilst loadin- a cart at t he Castle grounds. Deceased, who had been ailing for some time past, was a laid working steady man, respected by all 'P sympathy is felt with his widow and !'ouug children in their sad bereavement. THE FoRTHcoAtiNu SI'ORTS.—We are <dad o notice that the inhabitants of this town ire moving in the direction of attracting -isitors. A grand series of bicycle races, lotting matches, and horso races, has been irranged to take place here on the 28th in?t Jood prizes are offered the local gentry are >atrons the work is carried out by an xcellent and efficient committee, of which .Ir J. Howell, Osborne House, is the secretly -so that granted a fino day Lau^harne on lie ::6th pught tq be virtually nt t't". 10 rar from the town going backward, it is leasant to find that the attractions are—by lie enterprise of the townspeople- -being Icreased yearly, ° If, you require Moarnin- or Wedding Cards of icice designs at cheap ratct, send your orders to le Reporter Office.
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