The County Treasurersliip. To the Editor of the Carmarthen Weehly Reporter. S£R,-A perusal of the letter by "A Liberal and a Ratepayer in your last issue engenders the reflection that a Christian feeling and a strong political bias do not combine well. The interests of the latter, unless powerfully restrained, are apt to influence the former and such seems to apply to your able correspondent. His argument would be more forcible were it not disfigured by such observations as I know nothing of him, and care less," referr- ing to Mr Peel Price. This, it seems to me, scarcely reveals a Christian spirit, exposes your correspondent's true character, and in no way strengthens his argument. Those of us who do know Mr Peel Price have the highest regard for him as a gentle- man, in every sense of the term, and one respected and thought well of generally. L feel sure that if your correspondent did know him he would be actuated by similar feelings towards him. Your correspondent's letter, as an appeal to Liberals to rally round the standard and bring their influence and undoubted power to bear on all questions political or not, doubtless will inspire many but I earnestly hope that questions such as this are decided in these advancing and increasingly enlight- ened days with a view rather to qualification and merit than to political partisanship. Your correspondent states that he would look upon the appointment of Mr Peel Price as little short of a calamity for the reasons (anything but weighty) which he quotes:- 1. That he is the son of his father, and the appointment might give rise to certain impressions. 2. That in the opinion of your correspondent the Council should go outside the old rut for its officials which means, I take it, that good men, tried and proved reliable, must give way to untried or un- certain substitutes. Now, these are not quite the grounds upon which to found an indictment, implying sinister motives, against a majority of the County Council, who have done the work devolving upon them for some time past extremely well and entirely satisfactorily. Let the Council go outside the old gang for its permanent officials, are the uncomplimentary words of your correspond- ent. Are the so-termed "old gang" so disreputable as all this ? Do they compare so unfavourably with officials elsewhere holding similar positions ? I think not. All credit to Mr H. Jones Davies, a sturdy Liberal, with plenty of moral stamina, for his efforts to secure what he considered best for the community, and most calculated to satisfy the requirements of the situation but that does not justify the condemnation, unheard, of the other members of the County Council, who hold different views. Surely they have a right to an opinion, and can doubtless give good reasons for preferring a personal County Treasurer to a Bank. The majority (good heads amongst them, and gentlemen of undoubted integrity, who have probably thought the matter out as deeply as your correspondent) do not favour the idea of a Bank. The arguments pro. and con. might be discussed without imputing improper motives to gentlemen above suspicion, and impugning what your correspondent is pleased to term the old gang." I do not doubt, as he says, that many good Liberals (may be, himself amongst them) will apply for the Treasurership, but I believe, come who may, the complicated work of the office has been so efficiently and so thoroughly well done by Mr Peel Price for the last two or three years, that the County Council are not likely to overlook his un- doubted claims, and appoint an unknown quantity putting him on one side because he is one of the old official rut," the old gang," and the son of his father—one of the ablest and kindest gentlemen that ever served the County of Carmarthen in any office. The importation of new blood has a fascination for many, and, at times, is doubt- less advisable, but it is a process which must be judiciously carried out. Many of us prefer a good valuable old strain, of which we know the worth. I am, Sir, yours, <S:c., CVMRO. ♦
Proposed Public Slaughter House at Ammanford. To the Editor of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SIR,-The question of a public slaughter- house is here getting a matter of urgency. The present ones are kept perhaps as clean as they can under the circumstances, situated as they are on a very low level without a system of drainage or an adequate water supply. I, as one of the ratepayers, would like to see the Sanitary Authorities settling this matter. A well-conducted public slaughter-house would pay its own cost, and relieve us of a con- tinuous nuisance. I am, etc., A RATEPAYER.
Appointment of J.P.'s for Llan- dovery. To the Editor of The Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. jSIR,—Will you allow me through your columns to draw attention tJ along-standing grievance in connection with the appoint- ment of Justices of the Peace for this district. From Llandilo up there is not a single Liberal on the bench, nor has there been since the death of the late Mr George Jones, Ystrad and, even in the selection of Tories, little or no attention is paid to public services ren- dered. Take the present, for instance. What do we find? In the list submitted is a retired auctioneer, in his 80th year, who, up to a few months ago, had never rendered any service to the public in his life. I refer to Air John Williams, Tyrpentre. He then became a member of the Llandovery Board of Guardians. Take again, the case of Mr William Davies, Allycloriau. Fp to very recently he was moving all over the couatry seeking orders as a eoiurnorcial trcivellei. A little over three years ago he became a member of the liural District Council, and ohis is the sole office—sb'-rt in duration upon which his friends, iTe Tories among, included his name in the h for submission to a sympathetic Lord Chancellor. As to Mr C. P. Lewis, his chief e^im to fame lies in the direction of the willow and the oval. He lias, it is true, served f, many years as a I member of the Town Council and Board of Guardians, and has also interested himself somewhat in the affairs of agriculturalists as secretary to the Cattle Show. Thanking you in anticipation for ventilating this matter, I am, ite., J UITIA.
I Llandilo Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of ihij Board was held on Saturday last. The attendance comprised Mr W Griffiths (chairman), Mr D Davies (vice- chairman), Miss May Gwynne.Hughes, Miss M A Jones, Rev D James, Messrs Joseph Harrif, Jacob Davies, John Jones, J G ninths, J R Davies, T Rees, D W Lewis. James Hees, J R Jones, Caleb Thomas, D Mo'ris. John Thomas, George Davies, Roderick James, W R Thomas, D Protheroe, D Morgan, D Watkin, Henry Herbert, D Gwynn, W Evans, and Evan Lewis. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that there were 43 inmates in the House, and that there had been a decrease in the vagrancy, Mr Havard had held a service. —Mr J Rees wanted to know where the ministers were. THE VACCINATION ACT. The Clerk reported that he had received a circular from the Local Government Board re the new Vaccination Act, intimating that after this year the vaccination stations would have to be done away with. The doctors would probibly visit the lloiise, and it might be more expensive. COUNTY RATES. A cheque for £ 440 14s Sd for county rates w.is drawn. THE WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk stated that the conditions upon which the Urban District Council were prepared to supply water to the Workhouse were as follows The connecting pipe was not to exceed one half-inch bore an the tapa were to be on the premises, the Council to be at liberty to cut off the supply at 24 hours' notice the water to be used only for domestic purposes for which the change would be £ 5 a year.—Mr J Rees thought the conditions "strong."—The Clerk said the object in having the power to cut it off was only for temporary purposes —Mrs Jones asked what the rule was with regard to others r—The Clerk said it was being supplied to other outsiders at the rate of 2s in the £ rateable value, and if that was charged to the Workhouse, then it would amount to Z5 IGs. -Chairman There will be plenty of water.—Mr J Rees asked if the master could do without it, as it was very hard water for washing.—Chairman They are going to turn soft water in from the reservoir twice a week.—In answer to Mr Jonn Thomas, the Clerk pointed out that they were i really having it cheaper than formerly. They uyed to pay E1 a year for the old supply, and only have it for about eight months per annum —It was agreed to accept the terms. THE TENDERS AGAIN. MORE CONFUSION, Tenders were sent in from three persons for shirtings and flannels, and it turned out that the samples and names had got mixed. The tender of Mr D Evans, Ffairfach. was accepted.—Mr J R Jones said it would be better if they stated what they were prepared to pay for the article, snd then they could judge which was the best for the money, and it would be a much easier way. If they wished to have tea say at Is 7d per lb, they could have it, and select the best at the price, and so the same rule could be applied to other things. — Tenders for the supply of half-a-dozen chairs were sent in by Messrs D Williams and Sons and Mr Fuller, cabinet-maker, and that of the latter was accepted at 38 6d a chair. VISIT TO THE ASYLUM. The Chairman and others, who had visited the Asylum at Carmarthen, reported the result of their visit, and expressed their appreciation of the way in which that institution was kept. RELIEVING OFFICERS' REPORT. The Relieving Oificcr and the North District (Mr D Watkins) reported that the amount paid during th first week of the fortnight was C44 6s for 294 paupers, against JE44 6s 6d for 318, in the corresponding week of l118 ycir. Second week L44 (ii fGr 294, against £ 42 12 j for 318, in the corresponding week of last year. S A N I T A R V -AUTHORI T Y. THE ABERGORLECH BRIDGE. Messrs Prosser and Griffiths, surveyors for the NorOi District, in accordance with the request of the Council, sent in a report on the state of Aber- gorlech Bridge, as to the ttate of which some anxiety had been expressed. They found that no immediate danger was to bp apprehended, but the outside walling required a good deal of repair Many of the stones were loose. Some 18 feet in length of the parapet would have to be rebuilt. Many of the coping stones were loose, and must be relaid. Large stones were required for the weiring, but they would suggest the work should not be done, as the first would affect the mortir. The bridge was not in danger, and the work could be done in the spring. This was deemed very satisfactory. Other matters relating to Rhosamman Bridge and the want of a bridge at Xantmelyn were discussed, as were u'so the piggeries connected with the Ammanford slaughter-house, which were described aa in 6 filthy condition. But they will remain as in a filthy condition. But they will renain
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Weather and the Crops. Including the rain which had fallen up to midnight on Sunday the fall for the 18 completed days of September was under one inch. Thus the deficiency disclosed at the end of August as been accentuated where it was most important it should be reducd. t) I ion Ploughing is very difficult, and preparation for autumn sowings is for the most part not attempted. Threshings of new wheat give excellent yields to the acre, and the quality is also good. The price of course is less satisfactory, but they are always some few weeks just after a good new harvesr when the value seems bound to decline, and the better feeling on the (Gth at Mark-lane c I would seem to indicate that this period is already past. Trade in maize: has been subject to daily fluctuations, which leaves values 3d to 6d dearer on the week. Sales of both malting and grinding barley are now a good deal larger than a fortnight ago new crop is finding its level at 30S to 34s for malting 26s to 30s for brewing 20S to 26s for distilling and 17s to 20S for feeding ) grades. Trade in oats is dull, but prices are maintained for English and American sorts. Beans are held with stiffness.—Monday's Mark Lane Express.
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Tri Englyn i Fynwent Eglwys Llanarthney. Hen achel olaf wcly-wrth hyglcd Borth Eglwys Llanaribney Yw'r fy 11 went, troir i fyny Lawer cell neu dywell dy. IIyfryd dwr o frodcrion,-yn gorwed 1 t Dan gerrig yn fudion Geir o hyd, hen gyrau hon A gyfyd i'm adgotion Yebrydion tlws paradylyg-ftr feini Oer fvnwent yr Eglwys A welir yno'n wiwlwye, Yn gwylio fydd y dwys. THOMAS JONES, Tailor, Clochydd Court Henry.
Carmarthenshire Rifle Association. CONCLUDING DAY. The 1808 meeting of this Association was concl tided at the Danyrallfc Range, near Car- marthen, on Thursday week in ideal shooting weather, and turned out to be the most enjoy- able fixture for several years past, every- thing passing off without a hitch. From the accompanying details it may be gleaned that the association could boast of embracing within its membership roll some of the best shots in the kingdom. The coveted bronze medal of the National Ritle Association was this year deservedly won by Private Tobias Williams, of Llanelly a persevering, steady youug shot, who generally attcuds Bisley, and was in the Queen's Hundred in 1808 and lflOT. His aggregate points were only eleven below those of the veteran, Sergeant W. T. Davies, who was, according tothealtered rules of the associatioll,debarred from again taking the medal. This alteration was magnani- mously proposed by the Queen's Prizeman himself at the last council meeing, and it will ensure a wider representation of the county in the Prince of Wales' competition in future. At the conclusion of the meeting Major Buckley Roderick called upon Sergeant W. T. Davies, the winner of the grand aggregate, to present the bronze medal, and the latter in doing so paid Private Tobias Williams a high compliment for his skill. Next year they would go together to Bisley, and would again make as bold bid as any other two in the country for the Queen's Prize. (Applause.)—The recipient, who was enthusiastically cheered, said he fully appreciated the honour he had won, and said lie only hoped that when shooting for the Prince of Wales' Prize he would be able to follow Sergeant Davies's brilliant example. (Applause.)—Lieutenant John having presented the recruits' gold medal from Bisley. and three cheers having been given for the secretary, executive officers, Sergeant W. T. Davies, and non- winners, butts were struck, and a dispersal followed for another year. Results The LOUD-LIEUTENANT'S (Sir James Drum- mond, Bart.) PRIZE of £10 103 (in the bronze n:edo.l aggregnte). Ranges-2bO, 500, and 60J yards; seven shots at each. Standing or kneel- ing at 200; sitting, kneeling, or prone, at 500, and any position at 600 yards. 200 500 600 yds yds yds Tl. Sergeant D R Jones, K, £ 2 32 34 30 96 Sergeant W T Dalies, K, £ 10s 33 34 28 95 Private D J Roberts, K, £ 1 32 30 32 94 Corporal E J Andrews, I, XI 32 30 32 94 Private Tobias Williams. K, 15s 31 35 28 94 Sergeant D Rogers, II, 158. 31 32 30 93 Private John Davies, K, 15s 32 33 28 93 Lre-sgt W E Williams, I, 15s 34 31 27 92 Private David Davies. K, 10s 31 32 28 91 Corporal Douglas Arthur, K, 10s 29 30 31 90 Sergt-Instructor II Bailey, K, 10s 28 33 29 90 Sergt C Whiteoak, H, 10s 25 33 31 89 TYRO PRIZES, awarded to competitors in the County Association and Lord-lieutenant shoots, who have not won a prize at any CRA meeting previous to this year. CA LL Ttl. Private Richard Lewis, K, 15s 88 76 164 CA LL Ttl. Private Richard Lewis, K, 15s 88 76 164 Private J R Williams, 11. 10s 72 81 153 Piivate 3 M Robertson, K, 5i 74 70 144 The Recruit's Bronze Medal of the -N-R-A for the recruit enrolled after October 31, 1895, making the highest aggregate score in the County Associa- tion and Lord-lieutenant's, and a prize of Xi was awarded to Private Richard Lewis, K, for 1G4 points a second piize of 10s being won by Cyclist R W Robertson. The highest possible was 210 points. THE BRONZE MEDAL of the X.R.A awarJed to the compEtitor, who had not previously won the bronze rnedil, making the highest aggregate score in the first seven competitions, was won by Private Tobias Williams, K., with an aggieijete of 398 points, the next best scores being :—Private David Davies, 387 Private D J Rober's; K. 384 Private John Davies. K, 383 and Corporal E J Andrews, I, 383. The highest possible aggregate was 435. L, El 11 The winner's aggregate was, however, surpaesed by Sergeant W T Davies, the Queen's Prizeman of 1893, who put on 401 points, but the rules debarred the same person winning the medal more than once. He was, instead, awarded a silver jewel and £ 1 1*. TlIl LADIES' PlUZ: of about £ 10. Ranges, 200 yards. Seven shots, any position. Sergeant \V i Davies, Jv, 30s 35 Corporal Douglas Aithur, K, 20s 34 Private John Ihnies, K, 14 Ijd 33 Private J R Williams, H, 14s 4|d ?3 Private Daud Davies, Iv, 14s 4^-d 33 2 Corporal E J Andrews, I, l's 41d. 33 Private W Tobias "Williams, K, 14s 4.1 id 33 Sergeant D Rogers, H, 14s 4id 33 Sergeant John Tompkins. Cr, 14s 4id 33 Corporal T 1) Phillips, K, 8s 4d 32 Lance-sergeant W E Williams, 1, 8s 4d 32 Private D J Roberts, K, 8s 4d 32 Sergeant-instructor H Bailey, K, 5s 31 Sergeant A T Thomas, K, 5s 31 To close the competition thera was field-firing between two sections of twehe, commanded respectively by Major Buckley Roderick and Lieutenant James John (the secretary), The teams were picked in order of merit in the grand aggregate, five volleys being tired at 500 yards within the minute, every shot on the target, whether ricochet or not, to count. Major Roderick's team scjred 41 hits and Lieutenant John's 31. The grand aggregate for all the competitions throughout the three days was won by Sergeant W T Daviea with 439 points out of a possible 470, the next being Private Tobias Williams with 431, Private D Davies with 430. and Private J Davies, Private D J Roberts, and Corporal E J Andrews with 416 each.
LLANDILO. ACCIDENTAL DEA TII We regret t3 have to record the death of Mr Evans, of Plasb:ich, on Saturday last. He had been a1 tending a sale at Capel Toby, and proceeded on his way home shortly after five o'clock. Near Lletty he turned off the road to take a bye-path over his own fields, and accosted M rs Thorn as, of Lletty, as he turned in the gate- way, A few moments afterwards, Mrs Thomas, on proceeding to the backyard, was horrified to see him lying helplees on the ground. He asked her to assist him up, but this she failed to do. and, after easing his posture, ran for ns-istance, and Dr Davies was promptly summoned, but before he arrived life was extinct. It would appear that the deceased had fallen down a slight slope on to a heap of stones, apparently on his head. or. which there were some bruises, and at his ripe age of 82 years the shock was too much for the system. — An inquest was held on the following Monday, when a verdict of Accidental death" was returned. The deceased was well-known, and had successfully farmed Plasbach for no less a period than 47 years, and was held in great respect in the neighbourhood. THE AI'PROACHIXG WEDDING OF THE HON. WALTE] r. RICE.—Acting oil the suggestion of Mr J W Nicholas, a public meeting was held on Friday evet if g at the Public UHII, when Mr W Grifliihs, vice-chairman of the Urban District Council, was elected to the chair, in the absence of Mr Nicholas. The meeting was attended by most of the representative townsmen Mr C G Phillips was elected secretary, and Mr C GrilHths treasurer. -It. w;-s decided to make the Hon Walier F Rice a public present, and after some discussion, it was decidtd that it should be from the inhabitants of Llandilo and neighbourhood and friends. A considerable sum was subscribed in the room. The quesiion of electing a coni-nitte,- pror,-d a tioubln- some one, and was also settled after a division. Dr Lloyd proposed a motion to the elfoct that the eoiniiiiitte should consist of ubscribers of half-a- guinea and upward. but this was primp ly opposed by Mr Evan Jones, who wanted brains rot pocket on the committee. — Mr T J Williams supported Mr Jones, and by an overwhelming majority it was decided that the meetings of the subscribers should take place every Friday n\ht —Mr J W Nicholas Mr C G Phillips, Dr Llûld, and the Vicar are empowered to framo au address. Collectors were 1 also appointed.
Knglyn Addas i'r Amser PreseDol, Achwynir mai'n yFir am atiant, —cwyno Wra ebiinoedd am wisgiant cnvlna mwy, mewn cyni ma'nt, Y'mhob parth am eu porLhiant. WATKIN JONES. Yegol yr Hen Goleg.
Dyffryn Towy. L'iw deg yw'r dyfinyn llydan-ni welais Anwylach yn unman Hwn osodwJd mewn sidan, Hyd ei glû mae blodau glan. Mor llonwych y mae'r llwyni—arwisgwyd Mewn rhwysgedd a thlysni Yn iach a lien uwch y Jli-fortu a hwyr Daw y ppgodwyr gyda'u rasgedi. Mydru y mae adar man —yn effro Trwy y d\fftyn llydun A'u haml ergyd, mae organ Yn v coed wrth seinio dln. Ei wawr gu a ddwg ar gnedl-buredig Baradwys y litfoedd Llonaf lu, a'u llawen lloedd I'w Iesu yn oes oeeoedd. Trefecea College. ISAAC RODERICK.
Yr Arlunydd a'i Ddarlun. Fp dynodd yr arlunydd dwyfol Ar femrwn tragwvddol ein Duw Llun a ehymeriad y duwdod, R'hwn fod sydd dragwyddol yn byw. Trwy gymorth amrywiol gyfrugau, Dangosa ei ddarlun yn llawn Wrth syllu, hawdd canfod y gwrthrych, Ei allu, ei gariad, a'r lawn. Canfyddwn ei allu trwy'r cread, Yn peru'r olwynion i droi 0 gwmpas mewll eyloh reoleiddiad, Pa lygad a all ei oegoi. Mae hefyd yn galw'r ffurfafen A'i lluosog dculu o'r bron I undeb i ddar.gos y darlun, Dyma ffaitv, pwy all wadu hon. Trwy ddyn canfyddwn ei'fawredd, Y cariad angerddol ei faint Yn colli o ddyfnder trueni, A'i uno a theulu-y Saint. A ninnau y rlni fu'n estroniaid, Trwy gymorth y darlun a gaed Sy'n blant a ebyd-etifeddion Trivy rinwedd glanhaol y gwaed. A thithau gwna edrych, bechadur, Ar ddarlun a dynwyd i ti Hwn ddichon dy aiwain yn ddiogel At lesu i'r haradwys fry. Hwn ddarlun gyfeirio in enaid I'r hafan ddymunol yn lion I dderbyn o'r tragwyddol wynfyd, A thragwyddol fyw ger ei fron. 14, Woods-row, Carmarthen. G. JONES.
Y Bwtliyii Adfeiliedig. Wrth ochr y nant, I lawr yn y pant, Yn nghanol prydferthion y dyffryn, A'i furiau yn awr Yn dyfod i lawr, Fe welir adfeilion hen fwthyn. IIoll flodau yr ardd, Y rhai oe'nt mor hardd, Yn ddirlun o Eden a'i thlysni, A'r llwybr fu'r plant Yn rhodio tua'r nant, Yn awr a orchuddir gan dd'rysni. Galeru mae'r gwynt Ar aelwyd fu gynt Yn enwog breswylfa llawmydd Yn bruddaidd ei gan 0 amgylcli y tan, Mae'n crwydro yn flin ac aflonydd. Y nant, megys eynt, Sy'n myn'd ar ei hynt, Gan sibrwd rhyw alavv fach dyner, Ar trigiau y llwyn Yn arllwys eu svvyn, M:¡e'r adar yn felus a seinber. Rhai anwyl a fu Yn byw yn y ty, p'am, d'wedwch i mi, yr hen furiau, I deulu mor go Ymadael a chwi, A'r ardd fu yn orlawn o flodau..— Dan gysgod yr yw Mae'r rhai fu yn byw Am fiwyddi rhwng muriau'r hen fwthyn, Yn huno mewn hedd, Yn dawel tnewn bedd Y fynwent ar waelod y dyffryn. Yn trurmur mae'r nant Galarnod y plant, Fu'n chwareu yn Hon ar ei glanau, Wrth fyn'd heibio'r fan, Yn mynwent y llan, Lle'r huuant yn meddrod eu tadau. IOAN MYKDDIN. 9, Morley-street, Caerfyrddin.
Blodeu-glwm Cof AM Fy anwyl chwaer, MARGARET, yr hon a ymadawodd a'r fuchedd hon yr ail o Fawrth, ac a osodwyd i orphwys ei hun olaf yn Mynwent Eglwys Henafol Gwynfe, Mawrth 5 fed, 1898, gyda'i thad a'i theidiau, yn 28 mlwydd oed. Oh for a touch of the vanished hand, And a sound of the voice that is still. Tra'r haul yn gwrido'r gorwel pell, A'r lloer yn dechreu'i thaith, Vr ser vii dweyd am wlad 6d I well, Lie nnd oes gruddir.u llaith Ger bedd fy chwaer y safwn i, A'm grudd yn sedd i dibigryn cu. Adgofion sydd fel clychau mwyn, Yn dweyd am amser fu, Dyehmygaf glywed yn ei swyn Ei llais o'r beddrod du, A gwel'd ei gwyneb bach, dinam, Uedd ddarlun byw o wyneb mam. Yn ddistaw wylo'i beddrod bach Mae tewfrig ywen ddu, Ac o dan ei changhai iach Yr huna Margaret gu A'r awel sydd yn chwythu'n wan Ei chydymdtimlad uwch y fan. 0 gysegredig fangre hedd Sydd i mi'n llawn o swyn, Corwyntoedd wrth. fyn'd heibi.)'r bedd, Dry'n lIaf awelon mwyn A'r wawr a wyla ddeigryn daer Ar dawel fedd fy anwyl chwaer. Ymgusurwn yn yr Arglwydd, Fod ein chwaer yn y wlad A hartow'd cyn dechreu amser Draw mewn arfaeth gan ein Tad Ceisiwn gymod 'nawr mewn bywyd, Fel y catfom gwrdd mewn hedd A'n han wyl Margaret mewn gogoniant Yn ) wlad tu draw i'r bedd. Huna Margaret yn y lynwent 0 dan ganghai'r ywen werdd, Caffot hedd a gwir lonyddwch, Nes daw'r angel i seinio'r gerdù; I ddetfroi marwolion diear, Dd'od i farn yn dyrfa gref, Disgwyl wneloch chwi a minnau Wel'd tin chwaer wrth fwrdd y Nef. Heddweh i'w llwch i lechu Yn r.halar y ddaoar ddu. Gwynfe. DAVID R. MORGAN.
Dydd y Farn. Ar d'rawiacl amrant, udgorn Duw, Rydd nerthol flacdd-claw'r mrirw'n fyw, Ofnadwy a dychrynllyd fydd Y diwrnod hwn, yr olaf ddydd. Daw'r Darn wr ar gymylau'r oen, A mvrdd o gylch i'r orsedd wen, Eistedda ar e: friwiol sedd, Yn ogoneddus iawn ei wedd. Bydd hoi! drigolion daear lawr I p-yd o then yr orsedd fawr, Yn cael eu cyfiawn farnu y'ughyd, Air eu gweitliredoedd yn y byd. Pan gvfyd dyn o lwch y llawr I farn-y fath arsvvydus awr Pwy gynal y peehadur gwan, Os na tydll Iesu iddo'n rhan? Rydd barthau arian ar wahan, Ei phlwrn it'i dur yn 111 t:n o dan, Yr haul, y lloer, a'r ser a syrtii, Er p-awt mai lun yw'r olaf wyrcth, Yr annuwiolion fawr a mat, A yrir byth i'r llyn o dan, A'r saint i gyd i'w nefol wledd, At Iesu i drugwyddjl hedd. WATKIN JONES, Ysgol yr Hen Golej, C:.rrfp ù ùin.
rule Britannia. The following poem recently appeared in tie Leamington Courier, and is the production of Mr D R Davies (Ap Teilo), formerly of Llandilo, but at present residing in Leamington. Our open and our secret foe, Are all alert in every sphere, And as a rising flood that flowa, They say our doom is drawing near, But undismayed while swells around Their spleen combined with all their hate, Britannia points her Empire's boand And strongly guards her glorious state. To Britain not unknown the rage Of those by imitation fired, The past displays on every page, How nations for her fame aspired, But as the trembling waves recoil, From cloudy cliffs around her coast, So schemes her glory to despoil Fell balded back with hollow boast. The winds and waves 'round her domains, The song of freedom ever sound, Where fly her ba-mer justice reigns, Beneath her trident right is found, Her guardian genius ever frowns, Upon oppression in its sway, And everywhere blest mercy crowns. Her aims victorious on their way. T rice happy land, what land like thee, Thou glorious mother of the Great Thy goodness guides to liberty, To equal laws and rights of state, All kindred souls beneath the sky, United claim thee as their own, And with thy free-born sons on high, They thunder praise around thy throne. Thank Heaver, undaunted hope is thine, The grit to meet these modern times, Thy sons if need be will combine, Like Britor.8 true throughout thy climes, The days of yore they will recall, For right will yet thy standards wove, Unyielding they will never fall, Till Freedom falling find his grave.
Cycling. Cycle tours and club runs will soon be over for the summer season. F. n. Goodwin had a narrow escape of drowning by his yacht capsizing on the river (3use. All is expectation as to the new Dunlop tyre. We understand that the Dunlop Company are receiving no end of applications for particulars of same. A lady learning to ride a cycle in the dark, managed to upset a cripple on a tricycle. She compensated the victim and had also a fine of 10/- to pay for riding without a light. The honorary secretary who is just retiring from that post after sixteen year's fai h ul service to one of the best managed clubs in .London, just about secures record we fancy. In issuing his resignation circular to his fellow members he savs Personally, I have only to reflect upon the friends I have made in the club during my term of oftice, to feel that I have received a full reward—and one on which I put a priceless value." Shades of Gordon, what a hero! A song entitled the Night Patrol," which has just been published, and is the work of two old time cyclists, in the musical urofessinn is likely to find its way into the programme ol many a club "smoker," or other entertainment, during the off season. It has a lively swing, and catchy melody which should at once make it popular with cycling lovers of music. It is a remarkable fact that during the abnormally hot weather so many cyclists should have exposed themselves to the danger of sunstroke through riding during the hours when the sun's rays were at their strongest power. Several bad cases have been reported in the papers, and in nearly every instance it was noticed that the sunstricken ones had not provided themselves with any protective head gear beyond the orthodox cycling cap. In New South Wales cycling and politics go hand in hand so to speak. The best of support has been given to those political candidates who arc in sympathy with cyclists, and the members of the Union in the various districts have lately attended the election meetings in force aud supported their would-be representatives throughout their candi- dature. Would that English cyclists leagued them- selves together in a similar manner. Racing clubs—or clubs which hold path-racing events—should in the case of long-distance cham- pionships and scaled handicaps be careful about starting their races early and promptly, especially at this time of the year. There have been several instances of late, where great confusion and much subsequent dissatisfaction was caused by the finishing stages of the race being completed in the darkness 0fhe evening. Pneumatic tyres have been put to a severe test of late by those who have had occasion to ride much over the country roads during the recent drought. The sharp flints have been very impudently asser- tive, and in many place: the roads have been abso- lutely unrideable owing to the dry ruts made by the skids of farm waggons. Rain has never been so much in request by agriculturist- and cyclist alike as during this late summer. A writer, who appropriately enough signs himself Old Fogey," has been writing to one of the papers objecting to the increasing practice of young people touring the country together away from the wholesome restraints of homo and home societ\. As the Youth of both rexes still possess that necessary adjunct to life. iMinclv. common sense, we fail to see the necessity of the O.F.'s remarks. Perhaps he. himself, would be better under restraint. The popularity of the Dunlop tyre among all classes of riders all over the world, has no doubt been brought about by the generous and straight- forward manner in which the Company treats its customers. Not only are bona-lide punctures repaired free of co.t. but. any c.ciault or defect caused bv bad workmanship or bad materia! arc j repaired or replaced also free ox cost, under the Company's guarantee, providing, of course, that the tvrcs arc not subjected to unfair treatment. Holiday-makers who are allowed the privilege of passing through the lino Parks of Weibcck, Clumber and other magnificent estates in^ the Dukerics, have been behaving so badly t-liat the privilege is threatened with extinction. It ;s purely wanton to destroy trees and shrubs, and work grievous damage in a private estate giaciously thrown open to the public, but in the absence of direct evidence that it was cyclists not pedestrians who did the damage, it seems hard that wheelmen should be selected to suffer exclusion only. The antipathy of the authorities in many "infected areas" towards cyclists is daily waning. Even Kingston is mending its ways metaphorically, and actually investigating without bias a charge brought against malicious persons for throwing broken bottles to the detriment of passing wheel- men. In the City of London tuo, where many authorities clamour, unreasonably, for the total exclusion of cycle traffic, one of the Alderman, Sir Henry Knight, sentenced an obstructionist who impeded the passage of a. cyclist, and then attempted to assault him, to hard labour for three weeks without the option of a fine Even more important than the deterrent effect of so salutary a punishment on the reckless and wilfully obstructive butcher boy, were the remarks of the Alderman who said "Drivers of vehicles ought to know that cyclists have as much right to the use of the roadway as themselves. The prisoner appeared to be one of those vagaboutls whom he had often met with himself when cycling, who took a delight in pressing cyclists into the kerb, with the object of compelling them to dismount." Ah, there's the secret! The Alderman cvcles himself, and so wherever the spread of the pastime reaches to those in authority, the tyrannous oppression turns to a juster view, and the next generation will all be cyclists, it is only a question of natural mortality for the bench generally to be cleared in time of anti-wheelmeu,
Publications. THE STRAXD MAGAZINE (6J) George Newnes —for September, is a grand number and contains the following :—Frontispiece, With a Horrible Cry, the Young Mnn Fell Senseless at our Feet j Round the Fire, by A Conan Doyle The Ascent of Aconcagua, by E A Fitzgerald A Strange Beginning, by G M Robius Animal Actualities Curious Fences, by Thomas E Curtis The Ivory Cross, by James Workman Portraits of Celebrities fit Different Times of their Lives —Mr Lionel Smythe, A.R.A., Rear-Admiral Dewey, Miss Louie Freear From Behind the Speaker's Chair, by Henry \V Lucy The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings, by L T Meade and Robert Eustage, A Sheep-dog Competition, by James Walter Smith Picturesque Peoplo in Clay, Wood, and Shell, by George Harper; Miss Cayley's Adventures, by Grant Allen; The Pleasure Telephone, by Arthur Ilee Triplets, by Albert Thomas; Axim's Reward; or, the Magic Blessing, from the Russian and Curiosities. l'EAttSO.N's MAGAZINE (6d)—C Arthur Pearson The September Number of Pearson's Mayazine is a particularly interesting issue ot this enterprising monthly. Mr Max Pemberton contiibutcs another of his striking series of stories, under the general title, Sigiicrs of the Niglit. Tnese tell of some of the stirring doings in the days of Fra Giovanni, the Capuchin friar of Venice, and are aa powerfully written and exating tales as could be wished for. Equal in interest are the doings of Mr Cutcliffe Hyne's intrepid little hero, Captain Kettle, whose exciting adventures on the Congo form good read- ing Other striking stories in this na-uOer include one of a series entitled The L'lst of the Borgiis, by Mr Fred M White Mother Bunch, by Mr Kdwin Pugh The Yicomte's Doutde, by Mr E W Jennings and a remarkable story of the Indians of Noith America by Mr W A Fraser. Altogether, the fiction element is djcidedly strong in the September I'rur.vun.s-. Corning; to iln aitides, there is one in f.articular whii h, it may bo safely said. will attract great atttntio.i. This is entitled Liquid Air, and is written by Mr Charles E Tripler. Mr Tripler is a noted American scientist, and ho gives iii the lirst authentic account of the I itcst wonder of science. For the extraordinary propcriies of the new liquid, and the revolutionising effect of its application to every day use, the reader is referr. d to the wonderful photographs which illustrate the article. Snowed Up in June is another striking paper, by Mr Jjhn S Begg, giving an account, of the great observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, ai.d of the strange phenomun I here to b seen. Mr Walton Adams contributes Fro u Reading to Paris in a Houseboat, describing how, under the directions of the Comtesse ele Beam, an adventurous journey was made across the Channel for the purpose of intro- ducir g the houseboat to Parisian society. Ourse-veA nr.sit.v the World, by Mr J Holt Schooling, is a strikingly illustrated statistical paper, showing h;w successfully the old British Lion holds his own against the world. How Criminals are Identified, by l'ighe Hopkins, is an account of the Bertdlon system, and i!s intro- duction into England. Mr W L Aldrn contributes an amusing paper on Life's Little Worries, while Wire Walkinp, by Mr Austin Fryers, completes a very strong list of articles. THE W INDSOU MAGAZINE (Gel) for September (Ward, Lock, and Bnvden, Warwick House, Salisbury--quare, E C )—continues to hold its own as one of the leading monthlies. The present number is a grand one, and qpntains exceedingly attractive stories and articles, as the following contents will show :-F.ontispiece, The Last Stand — Watersmeet, North Devon When the waters were up at Jules', by Bret Harte Soldiers on Cycles, by Frank Orweli The Gorges of the Chiffa, Algiers, by G Montbard Pollie Palmer, by F Fitzgerald The other side of the Moon. by Walter G Bell Memories, by G P Jacomb-Hood Pharos the Egyptian, by Oüy Boothby; Teufel, bv J Yates Carrington The Duke of Argyll and his Highland Home, by Archibald Cromwell and II C Shelley; With Nat sen in the North, by Lieut. Hjalmsr Johiiisii The Well of the Palms, by S E Waller Teaching Children Housekeeping, by Alice Stronach Jennie Baxter, Journalist, by Cottrel Hoe Sir Algernon Peyton's Coach Whips, by Bisil Tozer Manly The Brighton of Australia, by Harry Furiiiss Jacob, by Alfred Hurry Musical England The Gloucester Festival, by F Klickmann The G. B., by E Nesbit; The Editor's Scrap-book Roddy, the Rat. by Ulyss Rogers The Chaperon, by St. Clair Simmons.
r LAUGHAItNE. A NEW SHOP.- We underst/ind that there will soon be opened in King-street a new shop, where the public will be supplied with drapery goods and millinery of all description and of the latest fashions direct from Paris. ) BRAKES.—We may remind our Carmar- then fliers that next week is the last week that the brakes run regularly to Pendine. Those who desire to visit this lovely spot should lose no time in taking advantage of one of the last trips. YACHTING.—Mr Brayshay, of the Glen, has purchased the Powder Puff" from Captain Harrison. For some time this boat has been beached at Delacorse Point. It has now, however, been fitted up for sea, and we understand Mr Brayshay intends taking a trip tn Tcnhy, Ilfracombe, Minehead, Lynmouth, &e. The "Powder Puff" is, undoubtedly, the finest boat in the harbour. SALE AT CJWSS HOU.SE. —One of the most successful sales that have for many years taken place at L'tugharne. was conducted by Mr Henry Thomas at Cross House Inn on Monday last. Mr Beynon, who has for many years oil a very successful business hero, lately decided, on account of failing health, to retire from business, and to sell his stock and furniture. A very large number of friends came together early, and, contrary to the usual custom in these parts, they were not kept long waiting. Excellent prices were realized for everything that was sold, and we can most heartily congratulate botli Beynon and the auctioneer on the success of the sale. THE MAI;KIA<;H OF MIS- LFAVIS, OF BROX- WAST. —On Saturday last, (September 17th, a wedding in which a large number of the inhabitants ftrlt considerable interest took place in the new Congregational Church, Laugharne, when Frank, the son of Mr James George, of Brook Mill, was united in matri. monyto Martha Jane, the second surviving daughter of Mr D. Lewis, of Bron wast Farm. Owing to the recent death of a brother of the bridegroom, it was arranged that the wedding should be a very quiet one, hence r very few knew the hour that it had been fixed to take place, which was two o'clock. The bridegroom and the best man (Mr Evans, chemist) arrived at the church a few minutes before the time mentioned, and punctually at two o'clock the bride, leaning on her father's arm, walked up the aisle, followed by Miss George, the sistcrof the bridegroom, as brides- maid. The llev Joile3, late pastor of the church, and the Rev Owen Thomas, M.A., of London, uncle of the bride, officiated. A goodly number of friends, when they learned that- the wedding was taking y 11 place, congregated at the church door to express their good wishes to the happy pair as they were leaving fur J iron wast, and if showers of rice foreshadow a happy and prosperous life, theirs certainly will be eminently so. CONCERTS —On Tuesday, September 13th, a concert of a very high character was given by Messrs Williams and Sutclitfe, at the National Schoolroom. It is paying a small compliment to say that no concert equal to it had been given outsido London for a considerable time. Tho above gentlemen aro professional musicians, and have been enjoyiug a pleasant holiday at their native town. Wishing to do something for their Alriia Mater," they decided to give a concert, the proceeds of were to go to the building fund of Laugharne National Schools. Mr Charlos Williams frequently lectures at the Royal Academy of Music, whilst his brothei, Mr Arthur Williams, taws, and his brother-in-law, are amongst the few masters of the violiucello and the violin respectively. That Laugharne people are proud of them is apparent from a remark which Mr C. Williams made during the concert:—" I have never performed before a more attentive or appreciative audience." An interesting item was the when 'ALO.aii on tli(, seconds to "Llw\"ll On oa the violin. Appended is the programme :—Trio in D Minor for piano, cello, and violin (Mendelssohn); violincello solo, Sonata. in G Minor (Marcello); piano sol", Gavotte (Bach) and German Dances (Schuberf violin solo, Concerto (Wieniawshi) — en ored with Concerto (Sphor) trio in G Minor (Mozant); duet, cello, Ii Merch Megau" and violin, Llwyu On."