;l :=: HOW ON, THE GREAT DRAPERY SALE, FOR 21 DAYS, AT THE .AJSrCIKOIR, HOUSE, C-A-IRM-A-IRTHEIT — — .a¡r t2, > IS MAKING A CLEAN SWEEP OF SUMMER GOODS Of every description, and Customers will find it greatly to their advantage to patronise this Sale. This week also very special Bargains are offered in FURNISHING GOODS, such as Carpets (Axminster, Brussells, and Tapestries), Linoleums, Floor Oilcloths (in all widths), Lace Curtains, Swiss do., Hearthrugs, Crettones, Art Muslins, Fancy Madras Muslins, White and Coloured Counterpanes, Blankets, etc., etc. The reputation of this Establishment for Household Linens and General Drapery is being fully maintained, as no rubbish has been bought for the Sale, but all Standard Makes are reduced to the Lowest Possible Quotations. G-rsitTTTiisriHi BARGAINS FOR ALL COMERS. E. ZE^T-A-HSrS, ANCHOR HOTTSE, C.A.RJ.VL.A.T:a::EN"'
Eisteddfod at Llapgendeirnc. The third annual eisteddfod was held at liiangeiulejrue 011 Monday (Bank Holiday;, A spacious pavilion had boon provided fox- accomodating the spectators and a the most crowded period of the day it was barely + +C "which affordod a striking contrast ? the over-crowded marquees at the two eis eddfodau previously held at Llang- gendeirne. The pavillion was nicely decorated for the oecasion with Hags aud eiateddfodic mottoes. -» Samuel, I.S.M-, and G. and Cardiff, adjudicated on the musical competitions, and the ReV D. Jforgan8, cr038 Hands (" Mathryfardd")on citations. Miss Evans, Cert. R. A.M,, INeath, acted as accompanist, ftnd also 3udgedthe pe-bags.. The adjudicators carried out their duties in a highly- satisfactory manner-—a fact of which the tl very mention of their names is sufficient guarantee. Rev W. T. Francis was the chairman of tQ committee and Mr John Griffiths Jun.), Cadwgairfach, honorary secretary.
MORNING MEETING. The morning meeting was presided over by Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, J.P., Lime Grove, Carmarthen. TheChairman, in opening the proceedings, said he was sorry that he was not able to address them in tkeir own vernacular. This was essentially a gathering' of Welshmen, and although some of tfiern were not able to speak their mother tongue, yet their breasts were animated by the emotions of Welshmen. He was not going to address-them at any great length they had not come there that day to hear a speech from him, but to listen to these who were better versed in eisteddfodic matters than himself, and also to the excellent programme which had been prepared for the day.- Speaking at a later stage of the proceedings, 1 the Chairman said that when he was asked to preside at gatherings of that kind he always gava a kearty response.He always did what little he could to promote the success of national gatherings of this kind. Whon the friends from the Llangendeirne district —with'which he was closely connected, and in which he had many friends whom he highly respected—asked him ty become the chairman, be consented willingly. He could not ray whether they were agreeably surprised or not (laughter). He had been particularly struck that morning by the recitation of the little girl. He was glad t0 see that she won the prize. If she had not, he would have a word to say to his friend from Cross Hands (laughter). He ■was there that day as a Welshman to show his appreciation of the national institutions. In the past the eisteddfod had done a good deal to cultivate the sentiment of nationality in Wales. Many of those who competed at the eisteddfodau in the olden times were uirable to read or write, and were denied many privileges to which we nowadays were accustomed. But he would challenge the Saxons to produce any picture in their history like that of the old-time Welahman with his devotion to his harp or his poetry. Eisteddfodau were held centuries ago and they conferred degrees which were honoured throughout the Principality and on the other side o? the border. Nowadays, a splendid system of education had arisen. It was objected to by some because it gave poor boys a desire to rise to a higher Btatiou (hear, hear). That was the ) proudest boast of the system (applauso). If poor hoys had not been able to rise mooyof the sees of the Welsh church would have been filled by Englishmen instead of by Cytnry, who were entitled to suck positions (applause). Whilst developing their nationality, he exhorted them to compete in a friendly manner with the English people who come to reside in Wales—to treat them as they wished the Welshmen on the other side of the border to be treated by Englishmen. They were not afraid—and need not be afraid—of the English or of any other nation. The several advantages of the eisteddfod had also to be considered. It was a platform on which all classes of society—employers as well as employed—could meet. He should like to see some mejins devised by which the eisteddfod could bring the different classes of society togehor so as to obviate these lamentable strikes—one of which was doing go much harm in the neighbouring county of Glamorgan (applause). A pleasant and distinctively natural feature on the platform was a magnificent harp, which. wras played by Telynores Elli" (Miss J^vane, Llanelly). This instrument is about five feet six inches in height, and is of a highly-finished worknjajjgjnp^ frame is of a beautifully artistic design in teak and maple, tastefully gilded and ornamented. Its COUlpass is six octaves, and it is of the j "pedal variety, each string being capable —with the use of the pedals-of producing three different notes. The keys of silk and gut were coloured black and white, so as to correspond with the key-board of the pianoforte to some extent. The instrument, which is worth some Y,80, bears the date 1811, and was for many years a wall ornament in ono of the residences of the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshall of England. The musical items of the eisteddfod opened with the singing of appropriate pennillion by Mr Howell Harries, to the accompaniment of the harp by the Telynores," whose skilled manipulation fairly made the instrument speak. The following is the result of the competitions :— SOLO TOR Boys, under 16 years of age óC wym wrth Dy Wrogys" (Cerddi Cymru). Six sang. The prize (2s 6d) was awarded to William Walters, Crwbin. SOLO FOR GIRLS, under 16 years of age 0 Trowch yn el "(Odl&uMawl); prize, 2s 6d. The winner was Sarah Anne Jones, Cwmbach, Llanelly. RECITATION for children under 16 years of age Bedd y Dyn Tlawd"; prize, 3s. Three boys and one girl competed. The enunciation and elocution of all the four were excellent; but that of the little girl was decidedly the best. The prize was awarded to her—Elizabeth Wilnams, Half-Way, Llanelly. SOPRANO SOLO: Peidiwch torfr blodau" prize, 5s. There were only two competitors, Elizabeth Howell, Pembrey, Avon. BEST PRIZE BAG.—The prilo of 3s was awarded to Miss Roberts, Board School, Llangendeirne. Mr Morgan Griffiths gave a second prize of Is 6d to II Gwladys," who turned out to be Elfzabeth Howells, Bank, Llangendeirne. CHILDREN'S' CUOIR, under 16 years of age and not under 30 in number Plant y Wlad prize, £ 1 I os. The only competing choir was Mynyddygarreg, led by Mr Herbert Treharuo. As it showed sufficient merits, howevw, the adjudicator awarded it the prize. SECOND CHORAL COMPETITION Molwch yr Arglwydd ;-prize, J63. The competing choir was Ebenezer, Crwbin, led by Mr Edwin Richards. The adjudicator awarded tlieeo the prize.
AFTERNOON MEETING. Mr Samuel Evans, Neath, presided at the afternoon meeting. He said that he was 0 deeply conscious of the honour of being called upon to preside at such a meeting. He understood that his duty was to take charge of the meeting, and not to make any speech himself. Mr Howell Harries introduced the following iato the pennillion—which he sang to the harp accompaniment in opening the musical part of the pro- ceediiigs:- ETaiis mwyn o Gastellnedd Sy'n hedd a Ilaivn sirioldeb, Gyda'i feistres siriol Ion Sy'n awynion yn ei wynob A Miss Evans, eu glan ferch, A'i uerch yn marehuad ceindeb. livaiis a areithia 'nawr, Resymau mawr dymunol Ninnau']\ gwrando yma'i gyd Yn wiw wynebpryd siriul Cawn Eisteddfod y prydnawn Yn llawn o ddoniau swynol. Appended are the results of the competitions BARITONE SOLO: Lead Kindly Light" (Pughe Evans); prize, 5s. There were four competitors, of whom the winner was John Williams, Pembrey. RECITATION for adul. Pleserfad y Niagara" • prize, 4s. There were six competitors. The prize as divided between Elizabeth Williams, Half-Way, and John Jones (" Alawfryn"), Llanelly. The Chairman gave a second prize of 2s, which was divided between Sarah Jane Thomas, Pantyrun, Philadelphia, and Lewis Thomas, Pontyberem. BASS SOLO: ''Y Fellteu" prize, 3s. Five competed the prize was awarded to John Wifliams, Pembrey. MALE VOICE PARTY, not under 30 in number; prize, t 4. Test piece, Crusaders" (Dan Protheroe). The competing party was Llangendeirne Male Voice Party, led by Mr W. Richards, carpenter. The adjudicator awarded the prize to this party. TENOR SOLO 0 Tyr'd yu ol prize, 5s. Five competed the winner was Thomas Bowen Davies, Fern-terrace, Kidwelly. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION, for choirs not under 50 in number. Test piece, Bydd melus cofio y Cyfammod." Prize, t 10, and a fine oaken chair to the conductor of the successful choir. The competing choirs were Llangendeirne, led by Mr John c3 Harries, Glannant House, and Nazareth, led by Mr John Williams, Maensant, Pentyeates. The adjudicator awarded the prize to the latter choir; the successful; conductor was chaired, and carried through the village amid a scene of great enthusiasm. ZD
THE CONCERT. A concert was held in the eisteddfod pavillion in the evening. Mr W. T. Samuel presided. The following programme was rendered :—Part I Song, "Gwlad yr Eisteddfodau" (R. S. Hughes), Mr T. Conwil Evans; harp solo, Miss Adeliua Maud Evans ("Telynores Elli"); song Good Company (S. Adams) (encored), M.t Richard Thomas; song, I poor Wandering Une" (Sullivan) (encored), Madame 8 J. Thomas penillion (encored), Mr Howell Harries duet, The Moon has raised her Lamp above (encored), Messrs Richard Thomas and T. Conwil Evans; song, "Gwlad y Bryniau" (Griffiths). Madame S. J. Thomas. Part II: Harp solo, Miss Evans (" Telynores Elli"); song, Long Ago in Alcala (encored), Mr T. Conwil Evans penillion (encored), Mr Howell Harries song, Hen Gadair Freichiau fy Mam (encored), Mr Richard Thomas song, Cymru Rbydd (Richards) (encored), Madame Thomas; penillion (encored), Mr Howell Harries; trio, "Tho Magic Wove Scarf," Madame Thomas and Messrs Thomas and Evans finale, National Anthem."
Carmarthen. School of Science and Art. Results of the examinations in Science and Art held in May, 1898 Freehand Draii-iiig- '■■ncatari/ Stage,—Piret Class: Cir wenllian DeLloy, ,Y <ary M Jone?, Annie Jones, David Scott, Flara 1 -is,Blanche Cairns, Sydney Jones, James Morg r, 'David It Rees, Gwilym B Isaac. Second Iasi Hosulali J Williams, Edith Morgan, Arthur E Legg, WiMiam Owen, Harriette Evans, Elizabeth M Lewis, Evelyn Lewis, Thomas D Jeremy, Constance E. Brigstocke, Mary E Richards, Lizzie S Morgan, Albert Trivett Edgar Thomas. Model Drawing Elementary Stage. — Second CLtt-s David S Scott, Constance E Brigstocke, Percy Lewis, Albert Trivett, Mary M Jones, Elizabeth M Lewis, Gwilym B IBaac, James Morgan. Jjran'ing in- Liyltt and Shade — Elemental'ij Star/e. First Class: Daisy G Woodman, Elizabeth M Lewis, Mary E Griffiths, Constance E Brigstocke. Second Class Blanche Cairns, Minnie M Lewis, Harriette Evans, William Vivian Chappell, Florence D Jones, Arthur E Legg, David It Rees. Freehand Drawing — A'i"anecd Stage: First Claea Ernest W Tristram, Second Cl-isa Ada E Tristram, Edith J Radford. Model Drawing—Adcanced- t/e.— 1st Class: Ernest W. Tristram. Second -]ass Alice E Roberts, Alfred J Evans, Percy Lewis. Drawing in Light and Slia(le-,I(Ivatice Sttiqe,. let Clcss Ernest W Tristram. 2nd Class Percy Lewis, and Alfred J Evans. Practical Plane and ffulid Gw)'ClltJ'!I-Sciellc(}" Subject I -1st Class Ernest W Tristram Modelling in Clay—Elementary Stage First. | Class Constance E Brigstocke. Alfred J Evans, Percy Lewis, Ernest W Tristraa Second Class Ethel M Bowen, William H Cit.?8iiian, William Trevor Colby Evans, Benjamin Dudley Lewis, Ada E Tristram, Florence G Thomas, Geometrical Drawing (A/-<)»-rPassJ Florence D Jonps. Machine Construction and Drawiny — First Class Harry T Scott, Priory Fcvndry. Drawing from the Antique: Second Class Benjamin Morgan, Ernest Harold ?onee. Pl-illcij)lc,.y oj* Oi-itani.eitt-First Class E Harold Jones. Second Class Margaret A Jones. Architecture—Second Class E Harold Jones. Painting from Still Life: —1st Class E Harold Jones.
Don't Break Down. Mighty is the power of the spade, and tho..e who weild it are the pioneers of our greatness. The fear miner burrowing in the earth, and the navvy remove mountains are the very sinews of the Nation. These men must always keep their strength at full stretch. Labour of the severest is their lot and full health is necessary in accomplishing their daily tasks, and if they are attacked with Indigestion, Liver Disorders, Lung Troubles, Ague or General Debility, they take GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS, The Vegetable Tonic, because they now it is The Best Reinody uf The Age for various ailments. We would impress upon the hard working toilers, generally, of the United Kingdon, and also to those who are in the Counting-honse or the Market-place that they should remember the old saying Prevention ia better than cure," and that just as it is necessary t) call in a Medical man, when brains and body are over-tased so is it desirabla to do all that is possible to keep the system thoroughly up to the mark for every rush of competition and extra labour. You have a regular Doctor, have you a regular preservative of health to save you from the Doctor and Doctor's Bills. If not Lry Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Great Tonic Preventative against Serious Illness. This world- renowred remedy is sold in Bottles at 2s Ud. and -is Gd each. Beware Imitations. See that you get "Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters" with tho name "Gwilym Evans" on Label, Stamp, and Bottle. This is im- portant. Sole Proprietors Quinine Bitters Man- ufacturing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
TO THE DEAF. A rich lady being cured of the Deafness and head noises by means of Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear Drums and Treatment sent £1,000 to his Institute so that Deaf Persons unable to buy the Drums may get them Free. Apply by letter to P. Y Bright, 54, Bow Lane, London, I E.C. IF you require Mourning or Wedding Cards of choice designs at cheap rates, send your orders the Reporter Office,
The Llandilo Intermediate School. To the Editor oj the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SIK,—I have noticed in your issue of last week a lettor, written by Mr D. Morgan, criticising the balance sheet of the finances of the school. I presume by the tone of his letter that he is now convinced that the debt is as stated by the present managers. Although apparently converted, he shows pluck and calls tactics to his aid, by aiming at shifting the whole of the adverse balance from the building and technical accounts to the maintenance account, but even that will not lessen the amount of the standing debt. He also states that items amounting to a large portion of the debt should be considered exceptional, but he forgets to state that the late managers received (in addition to the grants they were entitled under the scheme) special grants amounting to the large sum of £ 978 lis 6d, which! should have covered all the exceptional expenses, and leaving a substantial balance in hand towards meeting future exceptional expenses (as there are no special grants to come again) but it is all gone, and, unfortunately, more. If honours were conferred for extravagance, the late managers were entitled to a first place, and their leader to a gold medal. One of the instances showing their extravagance they paid Y,20 for a few ornamental trees for planting in front of the school, when £ 5 for that purpose would be ample. Yours faithfully, WILLIAM JOXES. Canton Stores, Llandilo, August 3rd, 1898.
Llandilo Urban District Council. j The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday last. These present were Mr J. W. Nicholas (chairman), Rev W. Davies, and Messrs W. Griffiths, D Stephens, J Price, Evan Jones, and T. Jones. MR DAYILS, TUE CHEMIST'S PIECE OF LAND. An offer of a piece of land from Mr Davies, chemist, was again considered—The llev W. Davies, thought that certain persons were authorised to see Air Davies on the subject.—Mr Evan James said it was the whole board -On the motion of Rev W. Davies, it was agreed that the terms be ascertained from Mr Davies aud Mr Williams, Marble Villa, owners of adjacent property, as to the terms on which they would dispose of certain property. THE SCALE OF CHARGES. The Chairman proposed that the Clerk should write to different towns to know the scales of charges for the supply of water for domestic and other purposes in and out of the town—The motion was agreed to. TENDER. A tender for painting, glazing, and repairing town gap, and oil lamps, &c., for the months from August to May, and fixing three new lamps £ 16 10s was received from Mr J. Davies.-Mr Eran Jones thought they ought to defer it, as they knew nothing of the new lamrs.-The Surveyor said -he had given no instructions as to including them in the tender.—The Clerk and the Chairman thought they had better deal with the tender that night.— The Clerk Baid the tender last year was for 943 188 6d.—The Chairman said that would leave 17s 2d per lamp.—llev W. Davies asked if that were reasonable.—The Surveyor had no doubt—On the motion of the Rev W. Davies, seconded by Mr W. Griffiths, the tender was accepted. WATER SUPPLY. The Surveyor reported that the pipes had been laid and tested to F/airfach, and the work was well up to Tregib. The amount due to the contractor was ;C 117.Tlio Chairman complained —as did Mr Thomas Jones—that the work was not yet completed, and maintained that if plenty of men were put on, the work could be finished in a month. He thought that as a matter of fact 30 or 10 men could be at once employed. The tank should be at once finished, and they ought to give the contractor notioe to have the work finished in a fortnight.—Mr Griffiths wanted to have a rooalh. —The Cnairman said the dry weather was upon them--Tlie Surveyor said he could not get the tank done.—Mr Griffiths wanted it joined at rfnirfach first.—Mr Evan Jones said that if Griffiths drank the water first he would be a dead man.—llev W. Davies thought it was a pity the I water had not been allowed to run waste ocoasionaly for some weeks.—The Chairman said that the Surveyor tuld him he could get the water into the town in a week.-Itev W. Davies said if they did, no one would venture to drink it.—Mr W. Griffiths said he said at the outset that the contract could not be finished in the stipulated time.—Rev W. Davies said the crossing at the railway had taken. a fortnight.—Mr Thcmas Jones said there was no crossing at Llandyfan.—The Chairman suggested they should give instructions to the contractor to i have the work done.—Mr W. Griffiths again advocated connecting the pipes at Flairfach.-Air Evan Jones was surprised at Mr Griffiths talking so foolishly —The Surveyor did not think it was advisable. THE CLOCK. It wass agreed that the winding of tho town clock be again left in the hands of the Messrs Thomas, watchmakers. TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION. Mr A. E. Harries asked for mission to connectpe his new premises with the old ones by means of overhead wires for telephonic purposes.—The Chairman eaid they would agree to enterprise of that kind. "TOUCHING UP" THE OLD MALTHOUSE. Mr Evan Jones wanted to have the old malt house touched up a bit by means of a little oeouung. The men employedby the town could doit.—The council agreed that the matter should be attended to, 0; f. I
Carmarthen High School. PRIZE DAY PROCEEDINGS. The distribution of prizes in connection with the Carmarthen High School for Girls took place at the Guildhall on Friday, the recipients being individually congratulated by the Lord Bishop of St. David's, who presided. According to the report of the lady principal (Miss Jordan. L.L.A.), the woik had gone on very steadily throughout the year, and the examiner's report testified to the thorough character of it. The pro- ceedings were interspersed with vocal and instrumental music, the rendering of which reflected great credit on the teachers. Appended is the prize list:—Class I: Winifred M. Jcnes, Scripture, 1st English, mathematics, and music; Elizabeth H. Hopkins, Scripture and 2nd English; Margaretta Lewis, 2nd English and mathematics; Amelia Davies, 2nd English and 2nd language Lilian Carter, Scripture; Ethel Jones, needlowork Francis Lewis, painting. Class II. Muriel Thomas, Scripture, 2nd English. 1st language, draw- ing, and music; Myrtle Francis, Scripture j and 2nd language; Mary T. Thomas, Scripture Gwladys Carter, 2nd language Violet Thomas, 2nd language; Evelyn Lloyd, 2nd language; Florence Jones, needlework. Class III. Ethel Carter, Scripture and 1st language; Emily Price, Scripture; Maud Jones, 2nd language; Frances Hughes, drawing; Eva Rogers, needlework. Preparatory Class: Florence Harries, head of class, and Doris Carter conduct prize, Frances G. Lloyd.
LAUGHARNE. CHOIR Titip.-Tlirough the kindness of Mrs Christie (late Ant's Hill), Rosemont, Tenby, the choir of St. Martin's Church left Laugharne on Tuesday last for Tenby. The party were conveyed in brakes, and Rosemont was reached about eleven o'clock. Here they were entertained to dinner and tea in a "lordly" manner. The weather was glorious, and the afternoon was spent in exploring the new pier, beach, and town. The Vicar proposed, and Mr Thomas David seconded, a very hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Christie for her kindness and hospitality. Mr Bennett replied on behalf of Mrs Christie. The Choir sang" God save the Queen on the lawn, and a start for home was made at 7 o'clock. A thoroughly enjoyable day was spent by all. This is only one of the very many acts of kindness which Mrs Christie delights to bestow upon the inhabitants of Laugharne. ODDFELLOWS C'LUIJ. The Manchester Unity of the Independent Order of Odd- fellows held their triennial service and banquet on Wednesday, August 3rd. At 10 o clock the Carmarthen Volunteer Band discoursed sweet music through the principal thoroughfares to the Ship and Castle Hotel, the head-quarters of the club. J ust before eleven o'clock a long procession of members —headed by the baud—marched to church, where a service and sermon took place. On leaving the church, the procession was re- formed, and a march round town Avas made, several residences being visited. The banquet followed, which had been excellently prepared by Mr AVm. Griffiths, the genial proprietor of the Ship." The band con- tinued to pixy throughout the day, which, with the flags and bunting, clearly showed that Laugharne was cn fete.
TALLEY. PRESENTATION To MI;. FRED SmTH. On Thursday evening (the 28th inst.), in the above Parish Church schoolroom a very interesting meeting was held. There was a large number of Church friends, choir members, and Sunday School and Guild officials present to do honour to one of their number who was leaving them for another sphere of labour. In the unavoidable absence of the Lord Lieutenant (Sir James Drummond, Hart.), the Vicar (llev J. H. Lloyd, M.A.) presided. Mr Lewis Bowen, the treasurer, apologised for Sir James Drummoncfs absence, and joined in the chorus of praise to Mr Smith, schoolmaster, Talley, for his great usefulness in the choir, village library, and any wurk that he could do for the good of the Church. The present consisted of a purse of gold, subscribed by over 60 friends, the purse having been beautifully stitched, inscribed, and made by Mr Daniel Evans, tailor, Talley. Mr Smith, in his reply, managed to bear up pretty well, and in his own characteristic fashion expressed his pleasure at their present.
LLAXDEBIE. QUOITS LLANDEBIK 1ST. Y. 2ND TEAM.— These teams played on the Llandebie ground on Saturday, the 1st team winning by 19 points. Scores :— 1ST TEAM. 2XD TEAM. Morgan Rees (capt.) 4 E. Morgan (capt.) 21 John Lewis 21 Tommy Jones 7 William Jones 21 Tom Price. 9 D L Thomas 17 John Williams. 21 John Lloyd 21 David Jones 19 William Pugh 21 T J Lewis 11 D Price 21 J Lawrence 13 J. W. Davies lo D L Davies 21 al 122
LLANDOVERY. MUNICIPAL BVE-ELECTION.—On Saturday a bye- election took place here to fill two vacancies on the Town Council, caused by the elevation of Mr W. Jones. Alma House, postmaster, to the aldermanic bench, and the resignation of Mr J. Walter Jones, barrister-at-law, Ystrad House. The contest was the most exciting one that has taken place for years. The result was as follows :—Elected Henry Havard, 134 John Rees, 132. Non-eleoted Richard Thomas, 102 Dan Davies, 81 Daniel Jones, 49. Mr Ilavard is a boot manufacturer, and a native of Llandovery. He is also a deacon at the Calvinistie Methodist Chapel. Mr Rees, second on the list, is the managing clerk of Mr W. J. Evans, Fron, solicitor, who is the oldest solicitor in the kingdom, and in whose employ he has been for the last 30 years. He is a member and secretary of Salem CoDgregationriiist Chapel, and has been secretary to the Ancient Briton Friendly Society and the Vicar Prichard Friendly Society of Irorites for upwards of 20 years. PRESENTATION TO Du LEWIS At the Drill-hall, Llandovery, on Saturday Dr F W. Lewis was presented with a testimonial expressing the esteem in which he is held by the inhabitants, and appreciatiot of his services to all classes, especially to the poor, during the 25 years he has laboured professionally among the residents of town and district. The subscriptions totaled JE242 83 9d., and the subscribers numbered nearly 800. The presentations consisted of wo pairs of silver Corin)hisne candlesticks, two handsomely-chased and pierced fruit dishes, a silver elegantly-fluted Georgian tea-kettle and stand, a eilver elegantly- fluted Georgian hot water jug, a grand piano (value £80), and a desk. The teakettle bore a suitable inscription.
L LAXBOIDY. BAPTISM.-— At the baptistry of Ramoth Cwmfelin-Mynach, on Sunday last, eighteen candidates were baptized by immersion by the pastor, Rev D. S. Davies, in the presence of a large number of people. DEATH.—The death took place at Llan- boidv Vicarage on Tuesday morning of the Rev William Bees, vicar of Llanboidy, in the 75th year of his age. Deceased, who had been in failing health since the burial of his wife in June of 1895, had ministered at Llanboidy Church for the last 33 years, and was highly respected by all classes. His remains will be interred at Llanboidy on Saturday next.
ABE RG WIL I. CHILDREN'S TREAT.— On Saturday evening children's races were held at Abergwifi Palace Ground. Sweets and other good things were provided for the winners by Mrs Owen. There were numerous children present and many prizes were distributed. The kindness of the Bishop and Mrs Owen was much appreciated. A PlCXIC was given by the side of the Towy on Monday by Mrs Polly Davies, Mrs Rowlands, Mrs Mary Arthur, and Miss I. A. Jones. Over thirty children had a splendid treat of tea, cakes, buns, etc. The children all enjoyed themselves as well as if they had been to Llanstephan to name the highest possible conception of enjoyment for local children. After tea many were out in a pleasure boat on the Towy and all returned home at 7 p.m. feeling that they had had a splendid day out.
LLANDILO. THE GALLANT SIXTEEX.-It would look as if thee was friction somewhere in cornection with the Volunteers judging by the small number in attendance at recent parades. The public were highly amused to find that at the parade on the 27th ult., only sixteen—exclusive of the band- turned up, and that amongst the spectators of the movements of the Gallant sixteen," as they were dubbod, were several Volunteers. Surely rot" has not set in, in a company that has more than held its own for the la&t 39 years. DEATH OF A POST-IIA-N.Ifter a brief illness, Mr W Morris, the postman, died on the 27th ult. at the age of 77. He was the oldest rural postman j in the service at Llandilo, and was always faithful and diligent in the discharge of Ms duties, and will be missed by many on his rounds. SCHOOL BOARD.-The monthly meeting of the School Board was held on the 28th ult., and was attended by Mr L N Powell (chairman), Revs lowyn Jones, and John Davies, and Messrs H Peel, Morgan Davies, J Rees, J R Jones, and Rees Jenkins.—It was proposed by Mr H Peel, seconded by Mr J Rees, and resohed, that the resolution passed on the 20th of September, 1897, with reference to the meetings of managers at the separate school, be rescinded —Tabernacle School'. Three applications for the post of assistant-master (Art 50) at this school were received, and it was resolved that Mr Evan Thomas, Talley, be appointed at a salary of £ 50 a year, subject to three month s notice. Tenoers for the supply of school books, stationery, A;C., were considered, and it was proposed by the Re* John Davies, seconded by Mr J Rees, that those of thy local stationers, who at present have the contracts, be accepted. Dettws School II. M. Inspector's report, with reference to Hettws evening school, was laid before the boaid and read, by which it appeared that the grant earned in was £ 20 2s Cd. Brynallllllan School Jinprocement.i: A contract with Mr J D Howelle, for alterations and additions to this school, were laid before the board, and the common seal affixed thereto. Two tenders for the supply of iron railings for this school were received, and it was resolved that the tender sent in by Mr D Evans, at £ 27 5s, be accepted.—For the pest of headmaster of this school, 52 applica- tions were received, ard it was proposed by the Rev Towyn Jones, and seconded by Mr J Rees, that Mr Edwards, the master of Cwm I Tor School, be appointed.—It was proposed by Mr Peel, and seconded by Mr Powell, that Mr W D Lewis, of the Swansea Higher Grade School, be appointed On the votes being taken there were for the latter the proposer and seconder, and for Mr Edwards the rest of the member.—The Clerk and the master wer, entrusted with getting the necessary books. ^s.c. (jrlanamman School: A tender was accepted rron Bennet. of Glasgow,for the supply of 40 dual desks for this school. Schawl The quet iion of providing iron railings for the Bryn- amn-41, School was entrusted to the architect and wanners-otiee of resignation was received from Mr Edwin Williams, aesigtaiit-njaster at thi school,