PENTRETY(.WYN,CAHMAHTHEXSHIRE PRESENTATION TO Tlig REV. E. M. ROBERTS AT NEW TREDEUAJI.—A meeting was held at Uchdir Congregational Chapel on Monday for the purpose of making a presentation to tne Rev, E. M. Roberta and his wife or. the occasion of their leaving for the neighbourhood of Pentretygwyn, Carmarthenshire. Mr Alderman N. Phillips presided, and was supported by the Revs. R. E. Peregrine, B.D. Rhymmey J. Francis, CwoQByfiog and W> Sanders, Tirphil (Baptists); M. Morgan, Swansea (C.M.) and the Rev. J. Evans, B.A., St. Dingat's, New Tredegar, and a large number of laymen of the surrounding district' including Barg0C(i and xiolly Bush. The Rev. J. Evans* clergyman, referred to his own advent to the place as who had come lo do set-vite, in one comer of the Ciiistian Ymayard, hut he desired to say that he had co objectuai to take part in other portions of the work when rmten t° do so. They as clergy- men had been blaiii't, n?t attending other places of worship othei than tlieir own on general matters, but the fact was t ey^vere not invited. In all probability they were opener attend such meetings as this if they would properly accorded a welcome. He had not long been in New Tredegar, and therefore did net know much of Mr Roberts, but he had been made sufhciently aware of his aood labours and of his extraordinary success that he must bear witness to motive, nn conunct had been mild and of a peaceful character, una he should not forget on such an occu'ion as tiiat It W"Ll Blessed are the peacemakers." Similar tatu- latory remarks were made by tho other J' v■ gentlemen present, as Wtll as by Messrs Llewellyn Jones, Williams, Hoily Bush; Thoophiious B-obcrti, Tii phil J.C. Jones, Bargoed, &c. The bresnutati(!ii to Mrs Roberts was mado by Mrs N. 1'1' ins, ttm oldest female member of the church, co,isr[l of two silver cups and an elegantly j°Uu:i book, while an address vvis handed to Mr n°bf0r's by Mr John Evans the oldest deacon con- in wit!l Uehdir Cnurcb. Mr Roberts responded CrePel,,h.QUc lenns, gracefully acknowledging the 011N ,vllidtless he had 0:1 all occasion.? received, not be Ion "it10 '"embers of church, but from parties piw.i- °v< "v denomination in ihe locality. The Cl.Oll a ltd fir. t v in' ♦ 1 ,iin c'<)!-al singers rendered cfhcientservice 1 1 > t an<i a cordial vote of thanks was accoidcd to the chairman »t the close,
Death of Mr Long Trice. A ENTHUSIASTIC WELSH PATRIOT After an illness of little more than two months, Mr D. Long Price died at his residence, Talley House, Talley, Carmarthen- Jllre, on Sunday morning. Mr Long Price, was fishing in Scotland in June last, when illness overtook him, and he was obliged to return home. From that time lie scarcely once left his room, but, though physically much weakened, he maintained his great mental strength to the last. He was60 years of age when lie died, and his death will cause a great gap in the county where, like his fore- fathers, he lived and laboured, for he was an active man throughout his busy career, and filled a large place in the social, agricultural, and administrative life of the county, and "it may be doubted whether there was anyone who was better known and more highly respected in the western side of Wales. Mr Long Price, came from a fa.mily of lawyers his grandfather, Mr Daniel Price, was one, and so was his father, who also held Uie agency to the Ivlwinsford Estate, a position afterwards held for many years by Mr Long Price. His father, the late Mr Daniel Price, died when the subject of this memoir was y young. The latter was educated at Gloucester, passed his final law examination at. an early age, and became a lawyer of standing repute. He was under-sheriff of the county thirteen times, which is probably a record. He was appointed county treasurer in 188G, a position he held down to the time of his death. Besides filling these otHces, he was magistrates' clerk for two divisions, and probably held this office longer than anyone else in the county. Mr Long Price, however, was something more than a lawyer and an official. Where he lived he held sway, and took a real interest in the local affairs of the district and in the personal affairs of those who learn to lean on stronger men and to profit by good advice. He was with the foremost in securing to the public the advantages of the Education Act of 1870, and founded a school board in North Carmarthen- shire. He was chairman of the Talley School Board for several years, and was for a considerable period member of the board of guardians, and when the parish council was established he became chairman of that body also. His interest in agriculture we have already indicated—it was an interest which profited by latter-day knowledge, and, as he was a farmer on a fairly large scale, he had practice as well as precept for the use of his older-fashioned neighbours. His Shorthorns are famous, and so were his hounds when he kept a kennel in years gone by, for Mr Long Price was a great sportsman all his life. j He had also a strong literary bent, and though he wrote little, that little was good. His translation of Tennyson's Morte • d' Arthur" is a vigorous and eloquent piece of work, while his history of Talley Abbey places in compact form all that is known < about tho historic ruin. By the way, a < portion of the former work was published 1 originally in the Red Dragon, and no doubt Mr Long Price was urged to finish what he so well began. Air Long Price, was married in 18G8 to Susanna, the eldest daughter of Mr William Peel, of Taliaris, whom he leaves with seven sons and one 1 daughter to mourn one whose loss will be felt, 1 not only in the home where he was always happiest, but also in the larger outer circle i where he laboured in many ways to leave j things better than he found them. All the ( family, with the exception of one son, who is in Ceylon, were present at the last scene on j Sunday morning. The funeral took place at Tilley on Wednesday afternoon, and all the gentry and the farmers and the poor people for miles 1 gathered round the grave of one who had j in many ways been the mainstay of the district. Many came from long distances and filled the quaint little village, which clusters in the shadow of the ruins of the ancient abbey, which in its turn is over- topped by the steep mountain beyond. Popular tradition has it that Dafydd ap Givilym is buried in the churchyard in which the abbey stands, and it was in a quiet spot within this churchyard, a spot selected by Mr Long Price himself many years ago, that the latter's remains were laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon. The grave, by the way, lies under a yew tree planted by Mr Long Price's father over half a century back. It was a trying hot day, and as the people came driving into the little village to take part in the funeral their ears were assailed by the long and low melancholy whining of the late Mr Long Price's dog, which seemed to know that it, too, had lost a friend. Among those who were seen in the long funeral cortege, one of the longest ever witnessed in the district, were Sir James Drummond, lord-lieutenant of Carmarthen- shire Sir James Hills-Johnes, G.C.B., and his brother Mr E. P. Lloyd, Glansevin Mr D. Lleufer Thomas, (representing the South Wales Bar), Alderman Gwilym Evans (representing the County Council); Mr David ZD Evans, Llangennech Park Mr Herbert Peel, Taliaris Mr C. F. Davies, Froodvale Mr and Mrs Meuric Lloyd, Glanyrannell; Miss Peel, of London; Mr Thomas Jones, Llan- dovery (clerk of the peace) Mr Douglas Jones (deputy-clerk of the peace) Mr James John, solicitor, Carmarthen Chief-constable Philipps, Supt. Philipps, Mr Hugh Philipps, Mr Lewis Bishop, Mr Shipley Lewis, Mr T. H. Powell, Llandilo; Mr J. W. Nicholas (under-sheriff); Mr John Hughes (late of the Bank); Mr William Griffiths (chairman of the Llandilo Board of Guardians); Dr W. H. Lloyd, Llandilo (the deceased's medical attendant); and Mr R. W. Perkins, Llan- dovery. The Rev J. H. Lloyd, vicar of Talley, officiated, and lie was assisted by the Rev W. Alban Lloyd, vicar of Taliaris. The Rev D. Griffiths, Llancrwys, and the Rev Mr Phillips, Llansawel, were also present. Deceased's favourite hymn, 0 fryniau Caersalem," was very feelingly sung. Wreaths and other floral emblems were sent from General and Lady Hills- T ohnes; Miss Layard, London Mr and Mrs Lloyd Phillips, Pentyparc Miss Rosamond Layard Miss Strick, Mumbles, Swansea; Mrs Buckley, Bryncaerau the Hon. Mrs Herbert, of Llanover Mr Lloyd, Glanseyin Dr and Mrs Lloyd, Llandilo; the Rev A. and Mrs Lloyd, Taliaris Supt. W. Picton Philipps, Mr Lewis Bishop, Mr James John, Miss Rose Buckley, and Major Tudor Lloyd Harries. The coffin was carried by the tenantry and retainers.
——————— Talley House, where Mr Long Price died on Sunday mornintr, has been the home of the Prices for many generations. Much of it had fallen into ruins when Mr Long Price came into possession, but lie restored it, and generally improved the place and its outlook. Talley, too, was the home of Thomas Lewis, a poetic blacksmith, who gave the Calvinistic Methodists two of their finest hymns, one of which is always sung at Communion services, Thomas Lewis, used to call at Talley House in the time of Air Daniel Price, but not so often as the latter wished. So in order to gel him to more frequently, Mr 1 rice gave him t.hfi t,!i.«dc of winding the eight-day clod every Saturday night, lliomas Lewis, did this for forty years, and then the task was handed on to his grandson, William Griffiths, who is.aljso a blacksmith, haviug learned his trade with his grandfather, and he still labours in exactly the same spot i, Ili,, grand- father did. William Griffiths is now eighty- six, and he had woundlhe old clock at Talley House for sixty year?, so that between the two men the work has been done without a break for just one hundred years. break for just one hundred years.
j A rich lady being cured of tho 1 >'W Deafness and head noises by means C ()f Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear I Drums and Treatment sent £ 1,000 I rr 1~[ F to Ids Institute so that Deaf Persons | unable to buy the Drums may get t-i X? A V them Free. Apply by letter to. P. JJH.Ar Y Bright, bi, Bow Lane, London, I 3S.C.
Carmarthen Town Council. SPECIAL MEETING AT THE GUILDHALL. A meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday. The Mayor (M r H. B. White) presided. There were also present Messrs 1). E. Jones, Walter Spurrell, David Griffiths, D. Parcell Rees, C. NV. Jones John Lewis, C. Haydn Williams, W. V. George, T. Daniels, A. Soppitt, J. F. Morris, H. Tierney, James John, J. T. Lewis, E. Colby Evans, E. R. Evans, R. W. Richards, W. Vincent H. Thomas, and T. E. Brigstocke, together with the j Clerk (Mr R. M. Thomas), the Surveyor (Mr F. J. Finglah) the Superintendent of Police (Mr T. Smith), the Medical Officer (Dr W. Lewis Hughes) and the Sanitary Inspector (Mr James Evans). WATER FOR THE PRISON. A discussion again took place over the supply of water to Carmarthen Prison. It was agreed to grant the Commissioners the use of a half inch pipe to their tank which hat a capacity of 3,000 gallons. The water is to be supplied by meter. FOOTPATHS. The footpath committee of the 8th August, recommenddd that £ 1,000 be borrowed to repair the footpaths where most needed. The Clerk said that the footpaths which it had been decided to repair were estimated to cost as follows Orchard-street, Z75 Wellfield-road, Zioo Little Water-street, Z70 Merlin's-lane, Z12 Blue-street, £30. Spilman-street, ^60 Parade-road, £ 15 patching by Bridge, Z8 West end of Catherine-street, ^ITS Parade, Z82 East Parade, Z30 I Wood's-row, Z3c, Station-road, £ 25 Mansehstreet, Z20 Priory-street, £ 24 Francis-terrace, £ 26 ■ Castle Hill, ^30. Mr David Griffiths asked if the Clerk had made enquiries as to the period for which the money could be borrowed. The Clerk said he had not but he thought the probability was it would be for ten years. Ml- E. Colby Evans, thought that Mill- stroet ought to bo asphalted. It was in a very bad condition; and the neighbourhood was very populous. The Mayor said that the list which ho had read out was only for footpaths. Mr E. Colby Evans said it would conduce greatly to tho cleanliness of the inhabitants .f the street were attended to. The Mayor said that Mill-steet would omo in the general repairs. The list read mly accounted £ 750; and the amount to bo jorrowed was only £ 1,000. Mr E. Colby Evans: Thank you, Mr Mayor. Mr C. W. Jones thought that this now litho-granite pavement material had not been down long enough for them to know whether it could stand a hard winter or not. Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas said that n Llanelly they wore going iu for this pavement; and there never had boon any jomplaints regarding it. The Surveyor said he had been ongaged n putting down some thousands of yards of his pavement at Hounslow and it would last for 15 or 20 yc-ars. The Clerk said that it was not contended to have this done by the Corporation labourers it was intended to be done by additional labourers; and the estimate included labour. Mr David Griffiths: It means doing the work at once, instead of spreading it over ten years.—Mr Griffiths moved that the report be adopted; and that tho money be borrowed for fifteen years, or for such shorter period as shall be sanctioned by the Local Government Board. Mr E. Colby Evans seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. THE WELLS AT JOHNSTOWN. The joint committee appointed for the purpose recommended that the wall erected on the Common at Johnstown be removed, that the wells be cleaned out, and steps taken to protect them from contamination. This report was adopted, on the motion of Mr Walter Lloyd, seconded by Mr NV. Vaughan George. THE RECREATION GROUND. The Clerk said that their next business was to make arrangements for deciding how much of the land mentioned in the Carmar- then Improvement Bill they would take for the Recreation Ground. He did not know whether it would not be better for the joint committees of the Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce to confer on the subject. Mr David Griffiths said that as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, he did not think the Council should give their authority into other people's hands. The Chamber of Commerce was a self-elected body, whilst the Town Council represented the rate- payers. He, therefore, proposed that a com- mittee of the Council b appointed to go into the matter. Mr E. R. Evans, in seconding, said that as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, he endorsed what Mr Griffiths had said. The Chamber of Commerce had done all 1-IIPV rnnlrl dn in the matter it was for the Iol"J ,J Council now to carry it through. The matter was eventually left to the following committee :—The Mayor, Messrs T. E. Brigstocke, James John, J. F. Morris, W. Lloyd, D. E. Jones, C. H. Williams, D. Griffiths, W. Vaughan George, W. V. H. Thomas, E. R. Evans, and E. Colby Evans. THE WATER SCHEME. The Clerk said it would be well to appoint a committee to take similar steps with regard to the water scheme. He had just received a communication from the Local Govern- ment Board stating that no enquiry would be held this was a matter of very great importance, and there was no reason why it should be delayed. This matter was left to the Recreation Ground Committee, the names of Mr E. A. Rogers and Mr John Lewis being added for this purpose. THE ASYLUM DRAINAGE. A letter was read from the Asylum Committee stating that they hold that there was no legal liability attaching to the committee to contribute towards tho making of a sewer to the Institution, and askiug when the Corporation proposed to commence the work. Mr Tierney I move that that letter bo laid on tho table, and that no further notice be taken of it. Mr James John That is not courteous, Mr Mayor. Mr Tierney I think it is too courteous under the circumstances. Mr James John said he did not know, what information Mr Tierney had on the tho subject which the other members of the Council had not. Ho did not think it would bo gentlemanly for ono public body to take no notice of a communication from another public body. He thought tho beet thing would be to formally decline to carry out | the work then tho Asylum Committee could brin0' matters to a head by applying to the Local Government Board for an order on the Council to do the work. Mr J. F. Mor ris seconded. Tho Clerk I do not think there is any 1 necessity for taking up a hostile attitude in the matter. Mr James John Neither do 1. I do not suggest that we should. The Clerk We can tell the Committee that we cannot do the work unless we are fortified by an order of the Local Government Board. Mr J. F. Morris concurred. Mr T. E. Brigstocke said that an institution which paid between £ 100 and £500 in rates had a very strong claim on the Council. Mr Tierney then moved another amend- ment to the effect that the Council state that they had received the letter of the Asylum Committee; but that tho" Council prefer not to consider the matter for the present." Nobody seconded this amendment; and I the motion was declared carried. THE APPOINTMENT OF A ROLLER- DEIVER. Mr J. F. Morris asked if it were the case that there were throe men in the service of the Corporation who could drive the steam- roller. The Mayor read the advertisement for a man, which stated that ho ought to be one used to roller-driving and road-making, a competent fitter, and able to do such work at the water and gas fittings as would be required. The wages offered were not mentioned in the advertisement. Mr W V George pointed out that it was proposed to give this man 35s a week, whilst the man in charge of the pumping engine only get 30s. The Mayor That is different work. Mr W V George The steam roller is only a chaff-cutter compared to the water- works engine (laughter). The Mayor: It is no laughing matter; he must be a man with experience in making roads. The Surveyor, ia answer to Mr J F Morris, said that there 7as not a man in the employment of the Corporation capable of doing the work. It was agreed, on the motion of Mr Walter Lleyd, that the wages should bo 27s 6d, although it transpired in the discussion that somo of the applicants had been told that tho wages would probably be 35s. There were about thirty applications but the three who were proposed were Mr Sutton, of Walsall, who had had great experience in similar work Mr David Williams, employed at the Old Foundry, and formerly an engineer at the Asylum and Air Thomas Davies, Bridge End, Pensarn, in the employ- ment of the G.W.R., but who could not act as a driver, as he had failed in conseqaence of an accident to pass the sight-test. Mr Walter Lloyd proposed, and Mr W. V. H. Thomas seconded, the election of Williams. Mr David Griffiths proposed, and Mr D. E. Jones seconded, the election of Davies. Davies received 5 votes and Williams 7. The Mayor then declared that Williams ] was disqualified, as he was over 40 years of age by a few months, and so did not comply with the terms of the advertisement. Air Walter Lloyd then proposed Sutton. On a division, Sutton received 8 votes; and Davies 8. The Mayor gave his casting vote for Sutton. It was decided that if Sutton did not accept the post at 27S 6d per week, that Davies should have the next offer. MARRET DEBENTURES. The Clerk said that they had power under the Carmarthen Improvement Act to pass off the market debentures, on which they paid 4 per cent., and to borrow money for the purpose at a lower rate. By that means they would save considerably per year. GAA1E LICENSES. Game licenses were granted to Mr William Evans, Air John Evans, Air Charles Finch, and Alessrs Jenkins, Water-street.
Llandilo Intermediate School. To ike of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SIR,—I have seen in your issue of last week a letter written by the Rev John Davies, late of Llandilo. After compliment- ing Air D. Morgan for the able way that he had upheld the doings of the late Managers, he makes wholesale accusations against the Finance Committee of the school by charging them with keeping back certain very important facts from the balance sheet, and also in their statements to the County Governing Body when they appeared before them to state their financial difficulties. The following gentlemen compose the Finance Committee, Mr J. W. Nicholas (chairman), Mr Peel, Dr Lloyd, and Mr W. N. Jones— gentlemen whom we have known for years, and whose statements :n this matter cannot be doubted by an unbiassed mind. Mr Davies asks if its true that at a recent meeting it was suggested a libel action be taken agamst him for his statement at, the meeting of July 29th. Speaking for mvself-and I have attended every meeting of the Managers since that date-I have heard no such suggestion. Mr Davies also charges the present managers with improper treatment of the Head Alaster. This defence gives colour to the suspicion that he wi«Vip<; to create discord between the "& managers and master, who can well say, "Save me from my friend." It is amusing to read the warning that the Alanagers liave no right to make up the accounts to any date other than the 31st Alarch. No one knows better than Mr Davies that the grants from the County Governing Body are paid for maintaining the school from July of one year to July of the next so that accounts made up to the 31st March should show a balance in hand sufficient to maintain the school to July but instead of being so happily circumstanced out of the grant received for the period July, 1897, to July, 1898, a sum of ^39° 9S id had to be taken to pay for liabilities due in the previous year, viz., up to July 1897. If the school were not in debt, very little-if any-of the grant would be used until the end of the autumn term. Mr Davies further states in his letter that the adverse balance shows £ 120 more by paying the school staff by the term instead of quarterly. This, again, to my mind, shows plainly that the accounts formerly were inaccurately shown. I shall leave the public to judge whether the Finance Committee or Mr Davies has been guilty of keeping back important facts. I am Z, 0 glad to think the County Governing Body believed the statements of the Finance Committee, and has granted our school a special grant of £ 100 a year for five years. Air Davies also states in his letter that he sent Mr Nicholas an estimate of the accounts lvnuired for the maintenance of the school for the year ending March 31st last, which 0 showed a balance in hand of ^18 IOS. It is very strange that he could manage the school so well when out of office, but for the last year when in office the debt on the maintenance account alone (not including furniture, or any other exceptional expenses) increased by over £100. The public will do well to consider if it is reasonable to suppose the County Governing Body would make a special grant of Z, too a year for 5 years unless they were satisfied the school was in financial difficulties, and required the money. Yours faithfully, WILLIAM JONLS. Canton Stores, Llandilo," J August 16th, 1898.
Regatta at Laugharne. The annual regatta was held at Laugharne on Monday. Splendid weather prevailed in the morning; and visitors began to arrive in 1 this quaint old-world town from various directions and in various conveyances. By j mid-day the beach presented a most animated appearance. Huxters pushed their wares of different kinds on the attention of the spectators who thronged the flats: and the bay was studded with the pleasure boats of those who wanted to get a really good view." The Cliff presented a variegated appearance. Crowned with green trees, the bare red stone of the lower portion was thronged with visitors, who managed to squeeze themselves into every nook and coin of 'vantage with a result which—from the beach-gave the rocks the appearance of one mass of human beings. But just when the proceedings were timed to commence, a pelting shower came down and continued with but slight intermission during the daY. The visitors, with the exception of the boldest, were driven from the Cliff to seek shelter in one or other of the many friendly inns which are so plentiful in Laugharne. The races held on the mud were quite as popular—if not more so—than the events for which much larger prizes were offered. The handicap foot race for boys was well contested and the wheelbarrows resulted in some of the competitors coming a nasty cropper in the mud between the shafts-a proceeding which gave unlimited satisfaction to all concerned, with the possible exception of the performer. The ladies who took part in the "egg and spoon race" went very cautiously about the competition, and seemed more determined in not breaking the egg than in breaking the record. Hence the pace was extremely slow. Mrs Williams, one of the many seplwgenarians who inhabit Laugharne,- acquitted herself very creditably in the competition. A fine piece of humour was imported into the description of one of the events in an obstacle race for boys over 18." There was no upper limit of age fixed, a fact of which full advantage seems to have been taken, as some of the boys appeared to be over 40 years. of age. Bob won the donkey race easily by a few yards; but "Tom" only got the second] place by a neck. Gwennie Davies, the only competitor, was awarded the prize for the best costume, as well as for the best decorated donkey, and well she deserved both, as she made a charming little picture riding about on the sands. Owing to a dead calm, the sailing races had to be postponed until the following day. On Alonday afternoon it was impossible after half-an-hour's trial for the boats to do any- j thing but drift with the tide, and racing was, therefore, out of the question. The yacht i ] race did not come off at all, as only Sir < George Greaves' Holly" had been entered' for the cup. The various races and rowing matches were, however, so well contested, as to com- pensate in any degree for the curtailment of the programme. The sturdy boat-women of Laugharne were well to the fore and were heartily cheered for their achievements. Harry Vaughan, of Carmarthen, gave an exhibition of that highly dangerous sport known as walking the greasy bowsprit and although he did not actually touch the mark-flag, the committee after the fifth or sixth try intimated to him that he might desist, as the prize would be awarded to him. Considering the very dangerous character of the feat attempted, everybody including possibly the competitor himself—was highly satisfied with this decision. R. Beavan, of Pentrepoth, Carmarthen, afforded some splendid sport during the duck hunt; but as usual he was not caught. He seemed to regard with the utmost indifference the desperate efforts of the boat's crew who hunted him and in spite of the zeal of the sportsmen, the duck did not seem at all in the least danger of being caught. The Band of the Carmarthen Royal Artillery was in attendance during the day and discoursed an excellent programme of music, which added much to the pleasure of the proceedings during the fair" intervals. Rev J. Thomas (vicar) was the judge of the sports on the mud, and Air F. Peel acted as handicapper of the sports. Air W. H. as handicapper of the sports. Air W. H. Dempster was the starter at the regatta and Air W. David, the "gun." Mr Bragshay 0 here acted as judge and Air R. H. Tyler and Air T. David acted as timekeepers. The clerks of the course were Captain T. Jones, Mr W. Edwards, and Air T. Griffiths. Mr T. Richards acted as treasurer, and Air F. Lanning as secretary. The committee were :—The Portreeve Captain J. N. Harrison, I.P. Messrs P. LI. Hughes-Garbett, Lyon Falkener, E. W. H. Peel, H. F. Cooper, W. Towers Smith, H. de Bergh, Rev J. Thomas, Rev H. F. Z, Curgenven, Messrs J. Johns, T. David, H. F. David, C. Davies, W. Griffith, J. D. David, W. E. Edwards, W. David, T. Lewis, J. Blackmore, AL Williams, E. David, B. David, R. H. Tyler, F. T. Oswell, H. George, Captain Stealey, Captain T. Jones. The following arc n THE RESULTS. Handicap Foot Rsco for Boys under 18 1st, 5s, I Todman 2nd, 2s 61, L Itoberts 3rd, Is Gd, Tom Roberts. Wheelbarrow Racc IHt., jl'l. Tom Roberts 2nd, John Robert5, Stourywuy j 3rd, D/in Davies; 4th, J Rowlands. Egg and Spoon R 1fC for Women 1st, '2s Gd, E Brown 2nd, Is lid, May lbmes ord, la, M Williams. Obstacle Rice for Ixiys o^er IS 1st. 4. W RCCP: 2nd, 2B, divided between Van Pavios and J Roberts. Donkey ht, us, Tom Roberta' B!.)') 2nd, 2s, \V T"m 3rd. Is, R Bevan's Roger. For thy bD»t Costume (new): 1ft, 2s, Uwcnnie Dalies. For tho best decorated Donkey 1.4, 2, Gweunic Daviess. For Yachts (open) not exceeding 10 tons let, Silver Cup. ulnc .7 7- Witcli," T llowlantls 1 Matdila," \V Brown 2 Fishiug Boats, 20 feet and over 1st, k,2, 2nd, £1. Gweuuy," W Rowlands 1 Jubilee," D Robtrts 2 For Open or llalfdocked Pleasure Boats: 1st, value E: value E t. Hilda," E A Owen, Caiinarthan I Elsie," E Jones, Ferryfcido 2 For bailing Opca Bemtc, 1st, 25s, 2nd, 12s Gd 3rd, 7h 6d. 1, 1 "Jenny J>iif,s," T Roberts 2 "Lizzie," D Brown 3 Walking the Greasy Bowsprit 1st, 7s Gd, Harry Vaughan. For Boats to be palled by two Boys under 16 1st, js, 2nd, 28 6d. Minnie," Mr Frank X Peel .••••• • • 1 Ketch-me," L Roberts and G Williams 2 Walio," D and G Browne 3 IVallo," D aiicl G Browne I 3 Swimming Race, 400 Yards: 1st, 20s, J Rees 2nd. 10s, James Edwards. Swimming Race for Boys under 1G, luO Yards 1st, Silver Medal, Mr X Peel; 2nd, 2s Gd (given by Mr Mason Collins, I.'anclly), David Davies 3rd, lsGJ, L Roberta. Swimming itwe, 300 Yards 1st. 10s, J Brace 2nd, .5;,0, Dan Davies 3rd, 2s Gd, W lleea. Swimming Race for Boys under l-l ht, 2s Gd, divided between Mr Peel and George Roberts 211 Is Gd. David Brown. Prizes given by the Rsv J lhonaas. For Boats to be sculled by one Woman (two oars): -5s. 2nd. 2s Gd.— -J Agres," E Brown 1 "Nautilus," Margaret Williams (70 years of age) For Four-Oaied Boats 1st, 25s 2nd, I (is. G 1, 1 "Sarah Jones," F Brown 2 Fleet," NV A Pi) wIrAiicu a I For Boats to be pulled by two Women 1st. 10s, 2nd, 5s. Jubilee," E Bowtu and M Rowlands 1 Agnes," M W'illiams and J Pearce. For Pair-oared Boato, not exceeding 16 pe long 1st, 15s, 2nd, 7s Gd. Fhw," J Robtrts and D Roberts 1 Ketch-me." T Roberts and G Roberts 2 Polo prize, is Gd. Teanis-Blues. Messrs F Peel (captain), J Rowlands, R Bevan, David Davies. Reds Messrs X Peel (captain), T Rowland?, Dan Davies, W Rees. The reds won. Dack Hunt time. 10 minutes: 1st. 7s Gd 2nd, 2s 6d. R Bevan, duck, not caught. For Boats to be sculled by one man (landsmen) lat, 3s, 2nd. 2s. Swift," L Roberts Catch Me" G Roberts. 2
Alleged False Pretences at Carmarthen. At a special police court held on Thurs- day-before Mr C. W. Jones (in the chair), and Air T. E. Brigstocke—Louisa Evans, formerly a nurse with Mrs Dr E. R. Williams, and now of the White Lion Hotel, Old Milford (a native of Tumble), was charged with obtaining goods under false pretences. Evidence as to the purchase of a pair of boots on the 12th of August, in Mrs Williams's name, was adduced by Air Evans, bootmaker, Nott's-scjuare the purchase of beef steak at Air Nathaniel Thomas, butcher, King-street and Air Arthur Llewelyn Lewis, Commerce House. Mrs E. R. Williams denied giving prisoner authority to order goods. In answer to the charge, prisoner denied the charge as being false, and said she had not been in Car- narthcn since the nth of July. Theophilus Evans, landlord of the White Lion Hotel, Did Alilford, gave evidence on her behalf. b The Bench retired, and on returning to court, said they had decided to remand the case until next Monday, in order to enable the prisoner to produce reliable witnesses and to give the bench such evidence as to where she was on the d-), in quesiion. Bail was accepted. Prisoner in £ 5° and Theophilus Evans in a similar sum.
L L A N G UNNOR. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF Airs Lucy JOKES, TVBRYN.—With sincere regret we have to chronicle the death of one of the most highly respected inhabitants of the parish in the person of Mrs Lucy Jones, the beloved wife of Air John Jones, coachman at Bolahaul, which sad event occurred on Sunday, the 7th inst., at the age of 43 years. Deceased had been ailing for a long time, and a few weeks ago went to Aberystwyth for a change of air, but the visit did not appear to have benefitted her. She returned home, and subsequently had to take to her bed, from which she was never destined :0 rise, and she succumbed on Sunday as above stated. She bore her illness with true Christian fortitude. Mrs Jones was a native of Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, and was of a kind and affable nature, and had made a host of friends. Aluch sympathy is felt with her husband and son (the only child) in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday, the 11th inst., at Llangunnor Churchyard. The Rev n. Cad van Jones, Carmarthen, and the Rev W. Emrys Lloyd, Penygraig, officiated at the house and in the church and at the graveside, the Rev Samuel Jones, B.D., the vicar, conducted the service. The singing in the church was most effective, the favourite hymn, Lead Kindly Light," being rendered most feelingly, and at the graveside, Yn y dyfroedd mawr ar tonnau." The funeral was one of the largest seen in the neighbourhood for some years. The mourners were Air John Jones (husband), and Willie Jon." (son) Air William Ellis (brother) Air and Mrs David Jones, Treherbert Air and Airs R, L. James. Swansea Air and Airs Tom Jones, Board School, Kidwelly Air and Mrs David Jones, Llanelly Air and Mrs "Walter Jones, Alltl wyd, Llanrhystyd (brothers and sisters- in-law) Mrs S. Thomas, Llanelly (sister-in- law) Mrs Harris, Tirdie (cousin) Air and Mrs C. J. Davies, Sheaf, Carmarthen (cousins), together with numerous other relatives. Handsome wreaths were sent by Air John Jones, Air Tom Jones, Mrs J. Lewis Philipps, Bolahaul Miss Goodier Servants at Bolahaul Miss Cuell, Oaklands Air and Mrs Coysli Miss Howells, Bryn, Pibwr Mr and Mrs James, Alyrtle Hill Lodge Mrs Davies and family, Pistyllgunnor; Miss Thomas and Aliss Sarah Ann Thomas, Sheaf, Carmarthen, etc., etc. LLANDILO. LOlIo UNIVERSITY.—It is with threat pleasure we announce that Miss Gwen James has successfully passed the Intermediate (London). This, in addition to her passing the Intermediate B-So. (Welsh University) a month ago, is a very great credit to the young lidv, considering she is only ] 8 years of age. Mis* James is the eldest daughter of Mr t). Jarnc<, Frondeg. PETTY SKSHIONS.—ON Tuesday week, at a Court of Summary Juri -diet ion, sitting at the Shire-hall, Llandilo-before Messrs J. Lewes Thomas and W. Griffiths—Edwin Jones, Bristol Bou e, Ystalyfera, was charged with neglecting tu maintain liis wife, Sarah Anne Jones.- Aune Jones, Railway- terrace. Llandilo, said I am the Sarah Anne Juriea referrecl t,) in tite order produced, and likewise Edwin Jones, my husband. was due to me on the 31st July ult, and there was due on the salue date 7s costs of order. I want him to go to Carmarthen if there is nuthing else to bo duito.- The Bench sentenced him to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. On Saturday, at the Shire Hall, Llandilo—before Mc'-srg J Lewns Thomas, A E DuBuisson, and L N lPo well. -.Superl ii tcnd en Philipps, charged John Taylor, Penygarn, Llandebie, with being drunk and disorderly.—P.C, G. Morgau said that on the 8th of August he served the summon. on defendant's mother.—P.b. Evan Davies said that onotlie 2Sth ult., about 4.30 p.m., he saw defendant in Llandebie very drunk, staggering; about, and commit ting a nuisance in the village. He- spoke to him, and got two friends to take him away. ] —Fined '»s and co^ts.—Supt. W. P. Phillips charged Dauiel Jones, Cwmcoch, Llandebie, with the same otfunce.—P.C. W. G. Morgan said that on the fcith of August he served the summons on defendant's wite.—P.S. Evan Davies said On the 28th ult, about p.m., I saw defendant in Llandebie very drunk, committing a nuisauoe iu the village. I cautioned him, nnd got a friend to^take him home. Defendant was fined m J my last os 6d and costs.—Pined 8c tld and its costs.—Supt. Vy. P. Philipps charged John Pirry, The lJ\)p, aron, Llandebie, with furiously driving a carriage. Mr H. G Philipps appeared for deiendant, aiid pleaded guilty.— l'ined l<la and 5s casts.
liurni. JONES.— August 1th, at .~>S, Grosvenor A venue, Woo 1- house Lane, Leeds, the wife of Mr t.swrge Jones, compositor (formerly of Carmarthen), of a daughter. MAPJILAGE. EmiC-V^S — LEWIS. — August llith, at FJ>enezer independent Chapel Aborgwi'i, by tha Rev J. Myrddia Thomas, Carmarthen, Mr \V. Joseph Edmunds, grocer, Mill-street, Aberdare, to Mis> Margaret Lewis, third daughter of Mr John Lewis, Pantygleien Quarry Lodge, Abergwia. DEATHS. „ ,r PnifE.—August 14ih, at Talley House, ialley, Mr I). Long Price, solicitor, and County treasurer, aged (;) VC:1.l' JON^S!—1Aogust 7th, at Tybryn, Llangunncr, Lucy, the wife of Mr Jehu Jones, coalman at boiahaul, I aged -13 yar".
Kingsliolme School, Weston- Super-Mare. Our readers will be pleased to learn that our late fellow-townsman, Air Ceridfryn Thomas—judging from tbe report, we have received—maintains the high reputation for successful teaching which he won at Carmar- then. His recent successes seem to be quite up to his usual standard. For instance lie has successfully prepared one for the Pl'e_ liminary Scientific (M.B.) Examination of the London University in Chemistry and Physics during one term and a half of study one for the London Alatriculation three for Second Class, College of Preceptors one of whom (age 14) obtained a 1st Division; another (age 14), only five marks short of a 1st Division, while the third (age 13) passed. Four were presented for the Third Class, and three of them obtained a First Division with several distinctions. 17 were presented in Chemistry (Science and Art Department) 11 obtained First Classes, two being Advanced, and the remaining six passed. Horatio Thomas—Air Thomas's son—was one of the two who got a First Class Advanced. The Oxford Local results are not yet known. Very few of the modern Intermediate Schools can favourably compare with lvingsholme for completeness of equipment, and fewer still for fineness and healthiness of situation.
CAKMABTHENSIHRB INFIRMAHY.-The Secretary respectfully to acknowledge receipt of the following Flowers from Mr John Miller, Parade old linen from MrsE 11 Bath, Ailtyferin ditto and bed jackets from Miss Hughes, 6, Bast Parude 5s 71 d proceeds of Infirmary Saturday collection at Llanybri. RUMOCUEU CLOSING OF CIWSS HANDS COLUEKY.— We are requested to contradict the made in another eoluimi, that the Cross Hands Colliery, near Llanelly, has been permaiently closed. Work has not been arrested for the last, two years, or sinrc the debenture-holders have taken over the colliery, and the stoppage that has taken place this week is merely temporary. CARMARTHEN FAIR.—The August fair was hclù, at Carmarthen on Friday, but the husiueBs really commenced the previous evening, when dealers tent away the pick of the horses of the district. In neither the horse nor tha cattle department was the display so large a'" usual; still, the prices showed an upward tendency, The quotations were: — Horec-e: Two-year-olds, £ 16 to £ 20: yearlings, CIO to to £),j (-,tiling bullocks .£8 to >110; a poor lot of bulls, £ !> to C12; very dear coiieotion of cows with calves. £I to £ 13; aud bit beasts, very source, od. to Gù. per lb. i4 st, 11 slaying at his old home in Merionethshire. lie* looks pretty nearh- himself, fed says he bis really beginning to feel strong and lit for work, but h;. has y had a trying time of it. It was rin ii.ua the oilier (Ii.y near (Jjrvveti to see the Libera! Whip ami the Bishop of :t. Asaph iu conversation, and the 13 heart i'v ccngratulathig his chtof Welsh opponent on hir. return to health, and wirhing him much liappiu; &t;. THE WELSH INDUSTK ES ASSOCATION is taking deeper root week after week and it is fair to assume that in a short time hence it will have spread its ramifications ever the whole of the Principality. Branches have already been formed in the cou-.tirs of Flint. Denbigh, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Breckuock, Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke and "re about o be established iu the counties of Anglesey, Carnarvon, Montgomery, Radnor, and Merioneth. FIBF. BRIGADIO OUTIXG.—On Wednesday the members of the Carmarthen Volunteer Fire Brigade had their annual outing to Pendine. The party--numbering atnut 24-started in brakes about 8 o'clock from the hire engine house and went to Pendine. There they partook of luncheon and afterwards indulged in sports, various games, bathing, &c. At G o'clock the party returned to Laugharne, where they sat down to an excellent dinner provided by Host Griffiths, of the Ship and Castle. Supt Smith occupied the chair. The usual loyal toasts were proposed and a happy hour spent in sonfr. The party arrived home about 11 o'clock having"enjoyed a most pleasant day. DFATH OF THE BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S MOTHEK.— GOOD METHODIST TO TUB LAST.— Mrs Ann Owen, mother of the Bishop of St. David's, died at Aber- gwili Palace, on Wednesday morning, at the ripe age of 84 years. The deceased lady, who was the widow of Mr Griffith Owen, woollen manufacturer, Abersoch, accompanied her brilliant son:from Lam- peter to Abergwili, and for some months past had been confined to tho house by the infirmities of age. She was a true daughter cf Cymru, and a fine speci- men of womanhood, and :m interesting fact is that up to her death she was a faithf ul member of the Methodist connexion, to which she regularly contributed. The interment wiii take phce in North Wales. 1ST V.B. Tin; WELSH KEGIMEXT "II" COMPANY —Orders for the week ending Saturday, 27th August. Officer for tha week. Lieut A E 0 Norton. Company orderlies, Lane- Sergeant W E Williams and Corporal J T Dav'es. Orderly bugler, C AV Joiic-s. Parades, &c. Company drill on Monday, at 7.30 p.m. plain clothes. Class firing Monday, Friday, and Saturday, from 2 p.m. Recruits' drill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 7.30 p.m. Club shoot on Thursday commencing at 2 p.m. Parade for non-commissioned officers on Wednesday, at 7.30 p.m. A meeting to arrange for the Annual Shooting Competition (H and I Companies) will be held on Wednesday evening next, at 8.30 p.m. By Order, W. BUCKLEY RODERICK, Major Commanding n" Company. TRIrs, —The employees of the Carmarthen United Breweries—both out-door and indoor-had an excursion to Tenby on Tuesday. A saloon carriage had been provided for the occasion. Many of the employee's wivea were present; the party was also accompanied by the Managers (Mr Thomas Thomas and Mr A Iladley).-Oi the same day Christ Church Choir had a trip to Pendine and St. John's Sunday School to Llan. stephan. The latter trip was well patroniaed, and highly successful, in spite of the fact that an attempt was made in influential quarters to discountenance it -On Wednesday, the Carmar- then Fire Brigade— beaded by Supt. Smith—had an enjoyable outing to Pendine. Soreral visitors accompanied the brigade but there was no room for the membeit3 of tho police force, who work so well at local fires. CONCKUOn Ttfxday evening a friaud evening concert was held at Water-street Chapel Schoolroom by the Carmarthen Choral Society, the proceeds being devoted to the above choir, for tho purpose of defraying expenses in competing at Cardigan Eisteddfod. Thu olmir was occupied by the Mayor (Mr II Brunei White). The duties "f accompanist were performed by Mr T. S. l'uddiooinbo. The schoolroom was well filled with an sippreciative audience. The chuir, under the conduetorship of Mr W. T. Roes, sang th" test piece, Bendigedig fyddo Arglvvydd Dduw Israel," and their rendering brought forth great applause from the audience, and reflected much credit upon the choir and also the respected conductor. Mr H. Brunei White, in his introductory remarks, said that ho was sorry to understand that two choirs were competing at the Cardigan Eisteddfod from town. He thought one was ample, and he wished every success to Carmarthen to win musical honours. The following programme was then gone through in first class style :—Solo, Alone on the Raft, Mr D. J. Davies solo, By the Fountain," Miss Tristram solo, Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Mr Ben Morgan pianoforte sole, Mr T. S. Puddicombe (encored); solo, Y Fam a'i Baban," Mrs Griffiths, t, Llinos Myrddin (encored) recitation, Blodeuyn Bach," Mr Hodges (encored) Bendigedig fyddo Arglwydd Dduw (test piece at Cardigan Eisteddfod), Choir solo, The Wreck," Mr D, J. Jerercy solo, Bid me Discourse," Mrs Pratt (encored) solo, Miss Polly Jones (encored); Bolo, Mr Johnny Hughes solo, Mr E. Colby Evans (encored) Bendigedig," &c. Choir finale, God save the Queen."—Mr John Lewis, .J.P., Penllwyn Park, moved a vote of thanks to the Mayor for presiding. He said that the Mayor presided over two meetings that day (Tuesday)-one which lasted about three hours, and the other two. He the (Mayor) would visit Dublin on Wednesday, and he understood that the visit was intended for the benefit and welfare of the town. If Nelson and his men did their duty, he was sure the Mayor had already done more than his duty during the four years in succession he had been Mayor, in doing what he had done in assisting every good cause in his power. He (the Mayor) was always glad to do any- thing for the sake of the townspeople.—Mr E. R. Evans, Anchor House, seconded the motion in eulotristic terms.—The Mayor, in acknowledging the vote, was received with loud applause. lie felt grateful to the two Councillors for their kind words, and also for the enthusiastic manner in which he had been received by all. The Mayor, in referring to his proposed visit to Dublin, said he would be accompanied by the Town Clerk. They had received an invitation to attend the Sanitary Congress by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The Corporation were paying their expenses, and the visit would be made by them for the good of his native town. They would be five day in Dublin, and they would try to attend every function there. God save the Queen terminated an interesting meeting. _n_