INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION ACT. CARMARTHENSHIRE SCHEME. A SCHOOL MANAGER for Carmarthen District has to be elected by the School Boards in the District. Nominations, accompanied by the written consent of the Candidate to act, if elected, must be sent to the undersigned on or before the 2(ith day of October instant. D. J. THOMAS, Clerk to the Managers. 13, Richmond-terrace, Carmarthen. HOUSE TO LET, 15, UNION-STREET- ACONVENIENT House, large Rooms, and fitted with Gas. Newly decorated throughout. Immediate possession can be had.—Apply 2, Queen- street, Carmarthen. FERRETS-A fine lot of Working Ferrets, Young JL' and Old, polecat and white, either for ratting or rabbiting. Clean and healthy, and quiet to feu* ^>urse Nets, 5s. a dozen.—Apply, W. Whitney, 57, Lammas-street, Carmarthen. WANTED a GOOD PLAIN COOK.-Apply Mrs Cadle, Half Moon Hotel. WANTED General SERVANT able to cook. —Apply 8, Spilman-street, Carmarthen. WANTED a YOUNG MAN to take charge of a complete House-Furnishing Business. Must be a good salesman. Local Welshman preferred. —Herbert Jones & Co., Carmarthen. A YOUNG LADY WANTED to assist in a General Business.—Herbert Jones & Co., Carmarthen. DRA.PERY.—WANTED immediately a respect- able YOUTH as an APPRENTICE. -Apply L. B. Lewis, Morriston, Swansea. TO BLACKSMITHS.-WANTED a YOUNG MAN used to Country work to live in.— Apply J. Williams, Blacksmith, Peniel, Carmarthen. MR. R. J. WILLIAMS, Chemist, Guildhall- square, Carmarthen, has a vacancy for a well- educated youth as Apprentice. Moderate premium. WANTED, YOUNG MAN, about twenty, to assist in Butter Factory. State salary.— Apply, J. L. Walters, Llanboidy. WANTED-APARTMENTS for two Gentle- W men one Sitting, two Bedrooms.—Apply, by letter, to X., Reporter Office, Carmarthen. DANCING AND PHYSICAL TRAINING.- Miss Bagnall will resume htr Class for Children on Saturday, October 22nd, at 3 p.m.—15, The Parade, Carmarthen.
ARRIVALS — The e s. Tivyside arrived from Bristol on Monday, the 17th, and the s.s. Merthyr from Aronmouth on the J9th, for Mr J. B. Arthur, merchant. HELD OVER.—We have been compelled, through pressure on our space, to hold over a number of Welsh contributions, editorial notes, and general paragraphs, as well as the list of subscribers to the Rev W. Thomas' (Gwynfe) testimonial. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES were held at Lammas-street Chapel on Thurslay (yesterday). Services were held at 10, 3, and 6 o'clock in the eIfn.*I1B> l^e respected pastor, the Rev D Evans, officiating at each service. CARMARTHENSHIRE NEEDLEWORK GUILD — The exhibition of Needlework of the above guild will he held at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, on Wednesday October 26th. Doors open from 2 30. p.m. to 4.30 p.m. President's meeting at 2.45 p.m. THE Suffragan Bishop 3f Swansea (Dr Lloyd) Prebendary Garnons Williams, B.A., Abercamlair. Brecon, and Prebendary Lewis, M.A., Llanrhian, Pembrokethire, have been elected assessors under the Clergy Discipline Act, 1892, by the Chapter of St. David's for the ensuing three years. ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—On Thursday, the 13th, the members of the Christian Endeavour Society celebrated their first anniversary. A social meeting was held in the schoolroom under the presidency of the Rev W. 117. Lewis, pastor. Refreshments were served, and a most enjoyal le programme of music was given. CATTLE ORDER.—The London Gazette of Friday contains an order issued by the Board of Agriculture revoking the Order of March 8, 1897, prohibiting the holding cf markets, &c,of swine in the parishes of St Clears and Llanfihangel-Abercowin, and the Orders of April 15, 1897, and October 2, 1S97, and postponing the operation of the said Order of March 8th. COUNTY GIRU' SCHOOL, CARMARTHEN—In the list of candidates for County Exhibitions given on the results of the examinations held by the Centiol Welsh Board in July last, the following pupils of thio school bt.i-a the tiret, second, third, aDd fifth placcs, respectively, of all the girls in the county. Gvrladye M. Davies, Florence K. Morris, B. Olivia Roberts, ind Mary Evans. CARMARTHEN MARKETS.—There was again a fair quantity of butter on Saturday, and last week's prices were fully maintained market closed firm with a slight advance; demand very good, price paid from lOd to Hid per lb. A much larger supply of cheese was offered than has been seen for several weeks, and all sold with a slight advance, 23s to 26s was paid for best qualities. KILLED BY A HALFPENNY.—A year ago William Clayton, aged four, emofa head waiter in Bradfoid Bwallowed a halfpenny. His health was not affec- flin! i Ty?ar; Wh,en he grndua!]y tegan to de- »nS U y!a8t he wa8 taken t0 the Infirmary, in hisyth^rPl°r0nt °5Uie X rftys lhe halfpenny' in his throat was discerned. Forceps were ineffect- ually used, and a fortnight ago an operation was made, from the effect of which the boy died. THE numerous friends of Mr David Davies("Dewi Fychan,") formerly of Carmarthen, will learn with the keenest regret of the death of his eldest son, Idwal, who passed away after an illness of less than a day at his home in Stuart-stieet, Aberdare, on Monday, September 26ih. Though only eight years of age, the little lad had given wondeiful promise of the brightest future, and his loss is, consequently, all the harder to bear. Those whom the gods love die young." ASYLUM NURSE FINED —The Derby magistrates on Friday imposed a penalty of 12 and costs on Florence Parker, a female attendant at the Derby- shire County Asylum,for assaulting a patient named Annie Thornhill. Defendant was seen by the head nurse to slap the patient several times across the face. The incident was immediately reported, and she was dismissed on the spot, It was now pleaded that the patient was irritating, but the bench fined defendant. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.-The Secretsry (Mr Howell Howells) begs respectfully to acknow- ledge the following:-El 16s from Siloam Congregational Church, Pontgargothi; B2 10s from Peneader Congregational Church S2 7s 6d from L unllwni Church jE3 108 from Llanllwch, Chureli £2 10s from Lampeter Parish Church il 10s from Gorslas Church 15s from Llandilo English Congregational Church 4s from "Anon, Llandilo; flowersfrom Mr John Miller, Parade, and Mrs Croesman. Blue-street fruit and flowers from Miss Evans, 10, Parade fruit from Sir James Hills-Joh.ies, G.C.B., Y.C. Illustrated London News from Mies Hughes, (J.East Parade; vegetables and fruit from St. David's Church, Carmarthen books from the children of Gwcstfa, Manordeilo. G.F.S. SOCIAL EVENING-.—On Tuesday evening, at the Model School, a very pleasant evening was ppent, the "Social" beingpromoted by the members of the St. David's branch of the Girls' Friendly Society. The arrangements were undertaken hv e following committee of members:—The Jon8" £ 0?,C8' J RicLards, S ITearder, R Jones, L A M r)»»! «cD8' ^eorRe, A M Lewis, L Webber, Williams8'!? r»L J0IieB' E Griffiths, A Thomas, S Hancocke thavies' JOMS, R Davies: whilst Miss fore in pr'oajot^ecretary Society, wa* to the the members 'of enj°yment and happiness of proceedings, whi-h Society present. The with a pianoforte at 6"30 • °Pened whioh was greatly appr.bey. M»^ Cooke, I..R A M., Evar.s song, Mrs Juau?8 DH Mr Hariy Olive song. Mr Hnrry KVrI!r bai,J^/olo, MKH Jenkins. Messrs .rones' sirine ^!10 Cooke very kindly £ ave th. ir servioe8 Aft conclusion of the ungual programme r lh0 indulged in up to ten 0 clock, the W.B? being brought to a close with the Bingjn| f save tho Qu%n>" °l God 1ST VOL BATT. THE "\VEUSH RFGIMKNT (CAn- MAKTHKN DLTACHMKNT). — Orders for the week ending Scturday, October 29th, 1898. Officer for the week, Second Lieutenant J John. Company ordellies, C)I(,ur frgeant It J Jones and Luucco Corporal T Thomas. Orderly buster. W Urccnwo d. Company drill on Monday, at 7.:U> p Ill. plain clothes. Class tiring on Monday, Friday and Saturday, from 2 p.m. Recruits' drill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7 ."30 p.m. Club shoot C JrUr8d.ay' commencing at 2.0 p m. The Officer 3,45<jf1jn<^u8' 'ias been pleased to promote No. from VvJ*nre"^orPoral T Thomas, to be Corporal ^istribuJ8 i ^e" Tradesmen's Prizes will be 2^h inst *U ^°°l-room on Thursday, the °rder, vj' a' p.m. sharp. Dress: Walking out ^aistbeltg Jnre^ 8erSe frocks, field service caps be a preSeQt ° ponches or frogs). There will also following nonIOn of long service medals, etc., to the the Nelson jr^ssioned officers and men at Sergeant \y at 8 p m., namely, Colour- niHS'er .fones, I>HW1s' Serjeant Carpenter, liand- By order 0 Broad and D (1) Evaus. Comtnan carJ. E NORTON, Iaeutenant V4rQl»fthen Detachment. ILLNESS OF MR. WALTER MORGAN.—His many friends will be sorry to hear of the illnes of Mr Walter Morgan, son of Mr George Morgan, architect, King-street. Mr Morgan, who is at a bank in London, returned home some weeks ago in a delicate state of health, and on Saturday last un- fortunately burst a blood vessel. Although weak, Mr Morgan is making progress as well as can be expected. LECTURE. —A very interesting hcture was deliq,(red at the Priory Congregational Chapel on the 6th inst on the Resurrection by the Rev D. Cadvan Jones, who treated the subject in a masterly style; his arguments being chiefly grounded on, and supported by the Holy Scripture. The Rev T. R. Jacob, Peniel, presided in an able menner, A vote of thanks to the lecturer was moved by Professor Jones, seconded by the Rev D. S. Davies, and supported by the Rev Thomas Davies, Bristrol and a similar compliment was given to the Chairman, proposed by the lecturer, and seconded by the Rev E U Thomas, Tabernacle. THE COMMITTEE OF THE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, to be held at Carmarthen decided on Tuesday's meeting to refuse to admit Ferru- Cocoa," My Own," whiskey, and the bicycles of the Leader Works. THE OLD COI,LEGI,At the recent entrance examination to the Baptist College, Aberystwith, Mr Daniel Griffiths, a pupil of this school, passed, gaiping very high marks in Welsh, Greek, English, Latin and Homitetics. A fortnight ago, seven candidates from the Old College pas ed into the Pre-byterian College, four of whom-IV Thomas, Aberavon T. Williams, Llwynpia T Lloyd, Capel Mawr and B E Williams, LlaneHy- gained the 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th places respectively on the order of merit list. These remarkable results reflect great credit on the scholars and the school under the management of the Rev Joseph Harry. Last Friday evening, the Rev D S Davies lectured to the students on the Essential Elements of a good reader." DEBATE ON is TOTAL ABSTINENCE DESIRABLE ?-The first debate of the winter session of the English Congregational Church Guild took place on Monday, the 17th inst., the subject being, Is Total Abstinence desirable"? Rev D J Thomps presided. Miss Mary Phillips, Picton-place, led the discussion in the affirmative side, and quoted the testimony borne by many eminent doctors and judges as to the great dangers of alcohol. John Bright said, If we ould reduce drinking to one-half, it would be to convert our country into a Paradist." Miss Phillips said that because of the evils caused by intemperance, we ought to deny ourselves, and at the sacrifice of everthing, we should endeavour to win back to goodness and purity those who have fallen. In replying in the negative, Mr Ebenezer Thomas (who is himself an abstainer) stated that intoxication must be treated as a disease, and that people like Jane Cakebread and Ellen Sweeney ought to be medically treated. He considered that people often signed the pledge undpr moral suasion and then broke it again. It was a very weak argument to>ay that people abstained for the sake of others. Miss J E Roberts (Intermediate School), Mr W Waters, and Mr A J Ross spoke in favour of teetolalism, and Mr Townsend, Mr Henderson, and Mr T Lloyd in favour of moderation. One speaker drew attention to the fact that in 1897, £130,000,000 was spent in strong drink. After the leaders had replied, the motion was put to the vote, 22 voted for total abstinence, and 20 for moderation. THE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH GUILi).-On Thursday, October 13th, the opening meeting for the winter session of the members and friends of the Guild was held in the English Z, Corgregational Sunday School. Tea was placed on the tables at G o'clock. the following ladies presiding :-Mrs Adams, Mrs Ebenezer Thomas, and Miss Griffiths. During the evening, musical items and recitations were most successfully rendered, the programme being as follows Pianoforte solo, Miss M B Shovell (encored) song, "Little Mother," Miss Ida Pratt: part song, "Fisherman," Choir; song. "The Voice of the Father," Miss Evans (encored); song, A Flower from Mother's Grave," Mr Richards song, The Better Land," Miea Rougeky; song, Belfry Tower," Mr C W Pratt; song," Nobody E so," Miss Muriel Thomas (encored) song, Ruby," Mr Lewis violin solo, Mr Victor Jones H-:iig, "Tit for Tat," Mrs D J Thomas (encored) recitnticn, "The Dandy Fifth," Mr Seaton Thomas (encored) quartette, "The Choristers," Mrs Thomas, Mrs Crossman, Mr Harris and Mr Pratt song, The Bugler," Mr W T Res; song, "Tatters," Miss Evnus song, The Jovial Host," Mr ErneRt Pratt ( ncitred) part song, "Tne Peasants' Wedding March," the Choir God save the Queen brought the most enjoyable proceedings to a close. SMOKER AT THE SOCIAL CLUB.-On Thursday evening last week a very gtiecessful smoker was held under the auspices of the Workmtn's Social Club at the Assembly Rooms. Following the example set during tbe last winter it is intended to hold a series again during the coming winter. The success of this concert was assured from the knowledge that former smokers have been a huge success, and with such an energetic secretary as Mr R. Davidson, working in its behalf, the result was a foregone conclusion. The room was crowded. The Mayor (Mr H. B. White) occupied the chair, but after the conclusion of the first part of the programme, asked to be excused on account of a severe chill, when Mr Hopkin Davies, station master, was chosen to fill the chair. Mr T. S. Puddicombe was the accompanist for the evening, and playing in his usual style, had to respond to encore. The pro- gramme, which is appended, was a good one and varied Song, Our Side," Mr G. R. Lewis comic song, That was enough for me," Mr D. E. Jones song, "Goodwin Sands," Mr D. N. Jones; song, Village Blacksmith," Mr D. J. Jeremy, encored and gave "Genevieve"; comic song, "Mrs Gottem," Mr James Davies recitation, "The enchanted shirt," Mr Hopkin Davies; pianoforte solo, Mr T. S. Puddicombe; song, Bedouin Love Song," Mr Harry Evans pedestal clog dance, Mr G. R. Lewis recitation, How we beat the Captains colt," Mr T. S. Thomas song, Bonny Mary of Argyle," Mr A. Arthur, encored and gave "She wore a wreath of roses coon song, All coons looks alike to me," MILl. Arthur comic song, That'll do," Mr James Davies, encored and gave Where I am lodging now"; song, True till death," Mr D. J. Jeremy; song, Mr E. Colby Evans comic song, Blue haired boy," Mr A. Lynch recitation, Christmas Day at the Workhouse," Mr T. S. Thomas song, On the banks of the Wabash," Mr 1.1. Arthur recitation, Charge of the Light Brigade, Mr Hopkin Davies, pianoforte solo, Mr Gordon, Joui-nal Office. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The anniversary services of the Sunday School were held on Sunday list, 16th October At the morning service the Hev A Fuller Mills preached a powerful sermon on the religious education of children, and the grave responsibility which rested upon men and women, in using aright the eternal influence which they held over the destiny of the child; his text was, Bring a child Np in the way he should go, and he will not depart from it." A united (reeling of the English Nonconformist Sunday Schools of the town Wl.S held in the afternoon, Mr T Thomas, J.P., Disgwylfa, presiding, when Mr D Maurice Jones delivered an address urging the duty of the teachers end the administration of the Sunday School. His address was decidedly practical and very opportune, disclosing, as he did, the necessity for a more elevated and cultured method of instilling knowledge, in order to fully prepare the scholar to take his stand with efficiency, in this age of advancement and transition. In the evening, a beautiful service of song. entitlrd John Hilldon's Harvest," was rendered, in an able manner, by the Sunday School choir, under the leadership of Mr D Richards. The descriptive reading was very satisfactorily performed by Mr Ebt nezer Thomss. Great credit is duo to Mr Richards for ti-e attention he has given to the traii-tit g o! his choir, their s:nging being very much appreciatcr|hy a large congregation. The evening service was introduced by the pastor, Rev D J Thon.as, who re id appropriate passages of Scripture and offered prayer. The pulj it, communion table and platform bad been beautifully clecorate-d by the ladies of the congregation with sheaves of corn, flowers, autumn leaves and plants Collections were taken at each service in aid of the School funds. ,y_, -V"
LLANPUMPSAINT. THE CALVINISTIC METHODISTS held their annual singing association at the above place of worship on Thursday, the 13th inst. The following choirs were in attendance :— Conwil, Rhydargaean, Cwmdwyfran, and b Llanpumpsaint. Mr Thomas Davies, A.C., Pontardulais, was the conductor, who fulfilled his duties admirably. In the morn- ing the children of the different schools rendered most effectively tunes and anthems from 11 Odlan Mawl." In the afternoon and evening the anthem, "Bydd melus gifioy cyfammod," and tunes from the new Calvinistic Methodist elsh hymn-book were sung, viz., Wells Moab, Atonement, Gogarddan, Golgotha, Capel Newydd, Rhosbeirio, Ilenryd, Rutherford, lad Well, Addfwynder, Wesley, Samson, 1 an Ceri. The meetings were piesided over by Mr D. Mansel Job, Conwil, in the mornmg; Rev. E. Davies, Carmarthen, afternoon and the Rev. S. Evans, Cwmdwyfran, evening. Addresses were delivered by the above-named, and Revs E. Davies, Llanpumpsaint Thomas John (Baptist), Ffynnonhenry and the Rev. W. Lewis (Baptist). lhis association is very popular, and has done a vast amount of good in improving congregational singing in the district. The kind friends of Llan- 1 pumpsaint made ample provision for the bodily wants of all present, for which they deserve great praise.
The Charities of Carmarthen. ENQUIRY BY MR. T. MARCHANT WILLIAMS. Mr T. Marehant Williams, Assistant- Charity Commissioner, held an enquiry at the Shire Hall, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, into the charities of Carmarthen Borough. The Commissioner, in opening the enquiry, said that Carmarthen might be described as the home of lost charities and forsaken industries." His predecessor who had held an enquiry at Carmarthen complained that he had not received the assistance which he had a right to expect. I did not receive," he wrote, that assistance from Mr William Jones, town clerk, which I had a right to expect." He went on to say that he believed that had he been permitted access to the documents in the possession of the Corporation, it would have materially affected the result of the investigations. He (the Commissioner) had, however, to state that he had received every possible kindness and courtesy from every person with whom he came in contact during the holding of his enquiries in the county. There was really no exception to the rule. He was bound to say that the officers of the Probate Registry had been particularly prompt and efficient in the assistance which they had given him. Of course, he had a right to their assistance but that did not take away from the kindness with which they had assisted him in his enquiries, and facilitated his investigations. This enquiry were intended to have relation to every charitable endowment in the parish. He had before him a list ot fifteen charities which had been lost through carelessness merely; and the greatest sufferers by these losses were the poor. He had gathered the fifteen from the report of his predecessor, but there probably were many more. There was a false impression amongst many of his friends as to the object and scope of the enquiry. The Infirmary, for instance, came within the scope of the enquiry, as it was carried on partly by voluntary subscriptions and partly by endowments. The accounts of that institution had not been sent up to the Commissioners regularly; he had no doubt they were properly kept. Rudds' Charity, again, which was one of the most important in the town, sent up their accounts regularly; and the accounts of the Presby- terian College were carefully sent up. The Charity Commissioners had the power to have the documents, deeds, etc., relating to any charitable endowment-whether church, chanel, cr secular—-nlaced before them. RUDDS' CHARITY. Mr E. H. Morris, Nott's-square (of the firm of Barker, Morris, and Barker), said he represented Rudds' Charity. This provided pensions for three county pensioners and two from the Borough. Pensioners must be widowers or single men. Part of the endownment was £25, issuing out of Tirffynondeilo, now called Llwyn- hendy. Witness was not able to identify the land; but it was upon some portion of Lord Dynevor's property. The Commissioner said it would be very desirable to identify the land, as at some future time future time Lord Dynevor might sell the land upon which the charge was. Then, of course, the charge would go with these property. Mr Morris said that he would write to Lord Dynevor to identify theland, if possible. Besides the rent charge of ^25, there was an income of ^42 12s 8d derived from invest- ments, and £6 from a cottage and garden in St. Peter'sstreet tenanted by Miss Richards-total £76 12s 8d. The pension was 14 a year; and when the funds allowed a bonus was gi ven to the pensioners at Christm as. ST. PETER'S PARISH. The Bishop of Swansea—assisted by Mr Tom Jones—gave an account of a charity of £4 a year paid by Jesus College as a charge on the house in Kings-street, occupied by Lloyd's Bank. jQ2 was paid for bread to distribute to the poor on New Year's day. All sorts of people came to hear the sermon-" Jews, Greeks, and Gentiles." The Commissioner; They are "disciples of the loaf," then. The Bishop said that at one time the bread was distributed to the poor at the door but now tickets were distributed for the loaves. The Commissioner said, that according to the report of his predecessor, this charity was founded by one Meyrick, in 1680, as a charge on Kingsmead." The Town Clerk said that King's Mead was probably Morfa Brenin." The Commissioner said that he should like to know how the charge was shifted fiom Morfa Brenin to Lloyd's Bank. Tne Bishop said that there was another charity, a charge of ^2 a year in the shop occupied by Mr Llewelyn, the cabinet- maker. The charge was left by Mr Lloyd, of Brunant. Zi was for two sermons to the vicar and the other Zi tor bread to the poor, which was distributed on New Year's Day. The Commissioner You will have to pay up your arrears of sermons, if you have not paid them in the past. The Bishop said that he had great difficulty in collecting the money and it was now £5 in arrear. He had had to take legal proceedings. The Town Clerk You can distrain for it. The Commissioner said that this was how charities were lost. He was glad to see the Bishop was putting his foot down. Church and Nonconformity alike lost money, by not coming to the lawyers. The Bishop said that there was another jQ2 which he received fro:n Mr Samuel Evans, Neath. The Commissioners said that this was a charge on Ty'rstewart [in the parish of LIan gunnor?] He asked if this money-which was distributed in doles-was given to all sects. The Bishop said that the clergy naturally came more into contact with the Church people but he gave instructions that in necessitous cases which they were aware of, no distinction should be made. He also mentioned the charge of £ 2 on the Victoria Inn, at one time owned by the Carmarthen United Breweries (formerly by Mr Henry Norton, and before that by Mr Lewis Morris). There was £ 2 5s charge on Parc-myharen (now Lime Grove) paid by Mr Morgan 11 Griffiths), and jQi on Parc-y-Conduit (Wellfield), paid by Mrs Hugo. All these included amounts for bread and also for sermons. Again, there was the Turnpike Trust, consisting of ^46 16s 3d in Consols. The interest was paid through Lloyds' Bank, and the amount was invested in the names of the late Rev. Latimer Jones, Mr Stedman Thomas, and Mr W. Wonacott. The1 Bishop could not say what this was for. He put it into the general charitable funds. The Commissioner said that this money could be applied for scholarships or anything else. The Bishop Or the Football Club. The Commissioner Yes if you get the consent of the Commissioners. Particulars were given of a charge of 13S 4d-for bread to the poor-oil the Vicarage Cottage; and £$paid as a charge on Wernddu, by Dr Davies, Llandyssul. Then Edward William's charity— £$ for books for the poor, 10s to the vicar for distributing them, and £ 1 10s to the curate of Llanllwch. A legacy of ^100 had been bequeathed by Mrs Sackville Gwyn, Quay-street, in 1891 for the Vicar to administer to the poor. The money was invested in Consols in his own name. The Commissioner said that it ought to be invested in the name of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds. The Vicar himself would not last for ever. The Bishop said that --Cioo had been left by Miss Williams, Parade, to the Vicar for the poor. £ 284 9s gd left by Miss Louisa r, Morgan to the poor of St. Peter's had been paid to the Vicar in September 5th, 1890. In June, 1896, following, he received £100 from the estate of Miss Eustatia Kentish and lie added £ 6 odd income of the other charities' incomes to make it ^300. The three sums had all been invested in Consols. He had had it on mortgage; but had withdrawn it. The Commissioner said that it would be perfectly regular to place such amounts on mortgage with the consent of the Commissioners. THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS. Mr E. A. Rogers appeared on behalf of the Pablic Rooms Company. The rent paid was £ 20. The business was carried on by the directors as a company. The company was registered under the Act of 1854. The Accounts were produced by the secretary (Mr Baldwin). The Commissioner asked to have the date, to see if it came within the scope of his enquiry. The Town Clerk said that the business was carried on as a private speculation. WATER-STREET CHAPEL. Mr Morgan Griffiths gave particulars of a will of the year 1861, of Mr E. Yaughan, Spilman-street, by which £1,000 was left to the church at Water-street. The income, £40, was derived from a mortgage on a farm in Llanwinio parish £5 was for the poor and the remainder for the general purposes of the church.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mr Morgan Griffiths said he also appeared on behal of the Roman Catholic Church. It was entirety a private matter, and did not come within the scope of the enquiry. They knew nothing about it locally but he gave the Commissioner the address of the London solicitors representing the property. The Commissioner asked if the school was on the same site as the church. Mr Morgan Griffiths said it was not. The Commissioner said that then the Commission would want an abstract of the deed from the London solicitors. THE ENGLISH WESLEYANS. Rev J Greenland produced the documents relating to the English Wesleyan Sunday School. £100 had been left in 1836 by Mr Menzies to provide religious books and tracts at the Wesleyan Sunday School for the boys and girls of the Free School and all Christians." Rev J Greenland We understood that it was left exclusively to the English Wesleyan Sunday School. The Commissioner Well, those are the exact words of the deed. It is much wider than you thought. THE INFIRMARY. The Town Clerk gave particulars of the working of the Infirmary. There was £ r7,000 invested for the good of the Institution. He handed in the annual report, and the rules. MORRIS'S CHARITY. Tha Town Clerk said that the income of Morris's charity was £ 55. They tried giving it away in cash and blankets, but they found that it all went to the public-houses— or, at least, a large proportion of it. They now gave C30 to the Soup-kitchen, which was started every year and which did a lot of good in its way. The trustees (the Mayor and Tcwn Clerk) had shirked the responsi- bility ot distributing the other ^25, by dividing it amongst the ministers of the different churches, in proportion to the number of their members. Rev D. J. Thomas said that there were many respectable poor who would not go to the soup-kitchen, and to whom the ministers could give relief. The Town Clerk said that fluctuating trustees like the Mayor and Town Clerk were far from satisfactory. In many eases the Mayor had his quasi-political friends. The Commissioner: Bnt the Town Clerk has no politics. The Town Clerk said he could not claim a very wide acquaintance with the poor of the town; and he did not undertake the distribution of such a large sum of money annually. The Commissioner said that this was such a large sum of money that it would be well to formulate a scheme for the sanction of the Commissioners by which the greatest amount of good could be got out of this t money. Rev Jonathan Marsden, Llanllwch.who said he never had any of this money to distribute—suggesting the providing of a nursing institute for the poor. The Town Clerk said that possibly the Commissioners would want to be fortified with the opinion of a town's meeting. The Commissioner said that the applica- tion of the trustees would probably be sufficient. He pointed out that the money was left to provide coals, blankets, and other comforts for the poor at Christmas time. Principal Evans pointed out that under the present system the poor who belonged to no church were left out. The Commissioner said they had a fund in London for the Welsh poor. It was administered for the benefit of those who did not belong to any church for, if they did, the presumption was that their own denomination looked after them. THE SOUP KITCHEN. The Town Clerk mentioned also that Mrs Captain Morris had lately left Z, i oo in her will for the benefit of the Soup-kitchen. CORPORATION RECORDS. In reply to a question, The Town Clerk said that he would be happy to show the Commissioner all the old Corporation records, which extended back as far as the days of Queen Elizabeth, ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev D. J. Thomas said that Captain Morris and Mrs Morris had each left ^100 to the English Congregational Church. There was also 1--300 left by Mr Protheroe, Clifton. The Commissioner said that it was very important that all these should be recorded, so that members might know exactly what they were, in case there was any danger of their being lost. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. Principal Evans gave the Commissioner the address in London, at which all the documents—about a cart load-could be inspected, relating to the Presbyterian Trusts. There was no separate endowment for Car- marthen College nor were the Board bound to maintain it, although they educated students there for the ministry, and made grants to the students at other colleges. In regard to all the charities, the Com- missioner gave directions for all the docu- ments relating to the matter to be forwarded to him, if they were not produced at the enquiry. At 12 45 p.m., the enquiry was adjourned until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The siting of the Commissioner was resumed at the Guildhall on Wednesday. LAMMAS-STREET CHAPEL. A letter was read from the Rev David Evans, stating that all the deeds relating to Iiimmas-street Independent Church would be placed before the Commissioners in a few days. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Rev D. J. Thomas gave further particulars regarding the endowments of the English Congregational Church. The ,6300 had been paid by Mr Protheroe, of Clifton, as executor of the late Miss Thomas, formerly of Carmarthen. £ 22° had been paid for the organ, and Z60 for repairing the spite, the money having been borrowed from Mr Crossman. This mcney had been repaid and the balance and £ 140, raised by a bazaar, had been placed on deposit in the Bank. Zioo had been left by Capt. Morris to the Church but only £8¡ 13s had been I paid by the cxecutor (Mr J. F. Morris), as the estate of Capt. Morris did not come up to valuation, and the legacies had to be reduced pro rata. -111-ioo left by Mrs Morris had come to the Church on the death of Margaret Cotter, who was to enjoy the income for life. The deposit notes were produced for these amounts. The Commissioner advised the investing of these amounts either in Consols, India Stock, or other trust securities. ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. Rev T. R. Walters gave particulars of the Miss Williams' charity. By the will proved in 1870, ^100 was left to the Vicar of St. Peter's and £ 100 to the Vicar of St. David's, to be divided amongst the poor at the discrition of the Vicars. The income of the St. David's legacy was jQ2 12s. No list was kept of the recipients either by himself or his predecessor. The Commissioner You do not confine the distribution to the- members of your own sect ? Rev T. R. Walters It is not a sect. I divide it amongst the poor generally. The Commissioner suggested that in future the Vicar should keep a list of the recipients. The Rev T. R. Walters said he knew what clerical work was, and he did not wish to add to it unless it was necessary. The Commissioner slid this was absolutely necessary. If the accounts of St. Peter's parish had been kept in the past as the Bishop now kept them, the charities would never have been lost.
LLANSAINT METHODIST CHAPEL. The Rev. E. Davies referred to the sum of ^100 a year left to Llansaint Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The Commissioners said that the amount was a charge on Glantannis farm, in the parish of Llangunnor, left by Mrs Beavan, of Carmarthen (not the Mrs Beavan who founded the charity school). There were, however, two farms called respectively Glantannis-fawr and Glantannis-fach." The former belonged to Earl Cawdor anterior to the date of the deed and the presumption was that the charge was on the latter, which was then owed by Mrs Beavan. ZS was for the church, and £5 for a Cardiff solicitor. The Rev. E. Davies said that they had not the money regularly. The Commissioner said that they must not be hard landlords. The ailstake was in appointing eminent preachers and prominent men as trustees, who, however, knew nothing of the deeds and the property relating to the church. If they had difficulty in collecting the money, they could put in a distress, and cause some excitement in that quiet little town. THE TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH. Mr E. Price (secretary) appeared for the Tabernacle Church. By the will of Ann Lewis, of the lulllnn, who died in the year 1890, £ 50 was left for the general purposes of the church. £ 50 Consols was left ]3s annually to a deserving member of the church for keeping her grave and that of the family tidy. The remainder of the income was to be divided amongst, the poor of the church at Christmas time. The former amount had been paid into the building fund. The whole of the income of the Consols was used for keeping the railings, etc., of the graves in repair. The Commissioner said that the poor had a right of action in the County Court for the misappropriation of this money (laughter). The ornamenting of the grounds outside the chapel should have been paid for by the rich deacons. Mr E. Price But I am not rich. I am in the workhouse. The Commissioner Then you had a claim as one of the poor. Well, you should have raised your voice in the church against the misappropriation of this money. It has been considered gaod in law in a case like this to pay all the money to the poor. Mr E. Price said that the church also owned the ministers house, which was worth about £ 24 a year. The conveyance he would send on to the Commissioner. LAM MAS-STREET BEQUESTS. Mr T Davies mentioned a bequest of ^50 made by Mr E. B. Jones, chemist (fathel of Mr C. W\ Jones, Penllwyn Park), to Lammas- street chapel. There was also ^50 left by Miss Thomas, Clifton. CORPORATION RECORDS. Mr R. M, Thomas, town clerk, produced the old Corporation records of Carmarthen, dating to back as far as 15S3. These were inspected by the commissioner, and proved most interesting. The collection was bound together in the middle of last century.
I, L A N D ILO. SUCCESS WITH POULTRY —Mr D- Lewis, Sunny Bank, the well-known breuder of golden pejei^td Ilatnburghs, has just been sc ring. At Hurton-on- Trrnt on Sa'urday last he !ook t vo first p izes, pad on Monday last, in competing with all England at the Dairy Show, ltoysl Agricultural Hall, L inton, took second prize. FOOTBALL.-Larnpeter met Llandilo on Saturday on the ground of the latter, and the home team again played a veiy successful frame. Playing with the wind and slope in their favour, they a' once commenced penniug the visitors in thtir e quarters, and, although playing- a man shoit for thu first 10 minutes, soon compelled the Co'deginns to touch down. Shortly nfterwtlrds. E A llnbeits. the old veteran, who has again donned thp jersey, after a good dodpy run, pf\SPÙ to J P Davies, and a try was obtained by him. The next try was obtained by Talicsin Bowen right between the posts, and a goal was kicked by T C Thomas. This w; s followed by another minor. William Henry Diviee next crossed the line, and so ubtainei a t.y. Thus the first half ceded. On changing ends matters seemed more favourable to the Collegi .ns, but they failed to take advantage. In the for wards they had a powerful lot, but behind them a very indifferent lot. Ilfre Llandilo excelled, and in the open their play was capital, though on neither side WB a really good run made during- the match. Lunn put in eome good dribbling for L/tardiio Johnny Davies was as tactical as ever Llandilo now added another goal and a minor to thcir score. La-n peter added 0 to 0. Foil THE BLOOD IS THIC IIFK. "-Clarke's world- famed Blood Mixture, is warranted to cleanse the blood from all impurities, from whatever cause arising For scrofula, scurvy, eczema, skin and blond diseases, pimples, and sores of all kinds, its effects are mar- vellous. Tiiousandsof testimonials. In bottles, Hd and lls each, of all chemists. Proprietors, Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company Lincoln. Ask for Clarke's Blood Mixture, and do not be persuaded to take an imitation.
TRELECH. SALE OF FREEHOLD FARM -On Saturday, Mr James Davies offered for sale at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, the freehold farm called "Rhyùnebwen bituated on the main road between Trtlech and Mydrim. The farm consists of G7 ac es and is charg-ed. with an annuity of ill) a year payable to Mrs :\1nh D ivies, now a?ed <U years. Bidding nt i.'l,>00 and the lot was finally t-o d to Dr David Lewis, Rhydnebwen, for £ ),700. Mr W Morgan Griffiths, solicitor, acted for the vendors.
LAUGHARNE. PORTREEVE'S BANQUET.—The Portre9ve (Mr D. Thomas) hold his annual bauquet at the Brown's Hotel on Monday evening, October 17th. A party of sixty sat down to an excellent dinner, which had been pre- pared by the Host and Hostess, 'f he Portreeve was suoported by Alderman M. Williams, and the Vicar at the head of the table. After dinner a very enjoyable evening was spent in toasts, songs, &c. The following is a list of the toasts, with namos of those who rospon(led The Queen and Royal Family" Bishops, Cleixy and Ministers of all denominations" —The Vicar and Rev F. Curgenven Army and NavN, *Captain Stealey and Messrs T Rowlands. G Roberts, L Rees; The founder (Sir Guido d'Bryan)" — The Portreeve and Mr M Williams Aldermen uf l,aii,liai-ne "-Alderinen T David, E David, T Richards. T Lewis, and M Williams; "Officers of the Court Recorder Jeremy, common attorneys S Thomas, T John, Constables bt^aloy. Rowlands, Harry, and Griffith Town and Trade of Lancrharne "-Iesrs E David, T Richards, J Johns, and 11. Raymond The Visitors — Messrs \V Richards, J Lewis, W Jones, and R H Tayler The Press"- Messrs T Richards and R H Tyler Host and Hostess "—Mr W David. Songs were excellently rendered by the following :-lrs W David, Messrs M P Davies, Jones (Broad- way), W H Bowen, T John, .W Beavan, Maurice Williams, W Jeremy, and H [enkins. In this ancient township many old and quaint customs are observed, and to the stranger the ways of local government, the powers of local bodies, and the various offices connected therewith, are exceedingly interesting. They carry one back, in imagination only, to a bygone century. It is the strong desire of all the burgesses of Laugharne to upho'd these quaint customs as far as possible, so long as they are not detrimental to the trade and welfare of the town at large. ::> HARVEST THANKSGIVING. Harvest festivals were held at the Methodist Chapel on Monday, Monday, Oct. 17th. There was a large congregation. Rev J. Beynon occupied the I)ull)IL.-Oti Tuesday harvest festivals were held at the Independent Chapel, but as yet we are unable to give a full account. CAPTURE OF A DESERTER.—At 5.30 p.m. on Monday, at the Mill-road, P.C. Hoare saw a soldier in uniform, who proved to be Private George Harries, of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, stationed at Pembroke Dock. When challenged, the man admitted he was absent without leave. He was taken to Carmarthen, and being brought before Professor Jones, J.P., was handed over to the military escort.
LLANDEFEILOG. DEATH AND BURRIAL OF MRS THOMAS, PENVFEDW.—It is with great regret and ZD ZD sorrow we record the death of the above most estimable and christian lady. Death released her after some months of painful illness, at about 2 o'clock, on Saturday, the 8th inst. She suffered acute pain with Christian fortitude and resignation, and passed away at the age of 61 years. Mrs Thomas was the daughter of the late Mr Lodwig, of Felindrc, in the parish of Abergwilly, and a sister to the present holder of that farm, and Mr Lodwig, of Cwmfelin her only sister being Mrs Jeremy, of Alltyfyrddin. She had been brought up from childhood in an eminently Christian family a most noble religious atmostphere pervading the home circle. The deceased was married to Mr William Thomas, Pantyrin, who, with two sons and two daughters, are left to mourn their great loss. Mr Thomas is a prominent deacon at Llandefeilog Calvinistic Methodist Church where the family are members. The deceased was a most faithful member, and took great interest in the cause. She was well-known to a large number of the inhabitants and most highly respected, being possessed with a very fine nature, able and intelligent, as well as being in all things very religious and Christianlike. She loved and was beloved by all who knew her, and especially in her family where she was almost idolised but her end came, and she was translated to a higher sphere in the divine government. The large funeral—one of the largest ever seen in this part of the county—was a proof of her character and noble qualities. There were not less than sixty-one traps at the starting from Penfedw and before reaching Carmarthen for Abergwilly —where she was buried on Thursday week—there were about seventy carriages altogether. People came from far and near to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of so noble a lady. The most handsome coffin was made by Mr James Griffiths, Pensingrig, I-la.i(lef(--Ilog, most beautiful wreaths were also sent by friends and relatives to adorn her coffin, which was placed in a handsome hearse for transmission to her bst resting place. A short service was held at the house. The minister of the Church (Rev J. Lloyd Thomas) read portions of God's word, and Rev John Owen, Burry Port, prayed. After reaching Abergwilly Independent Chapel, the service was conducted by the Rev J. Lloyd Thomas Rev Emrys Lloyd, Penygraig (I), read and Rev D. Davies, Panteg, prayed. Addresses were delivered by the Revs D. Geler Owen, Kidwelly John Owen, Burry Port; Cad van Jones, Carmarthen John Walters, St. Clears and J. Lloyd Thomas. The Rev B. F. Richards prayed at the close. At the grave side the Rev John Morgans, Ferryside, gave a short address, and the Rev E. Jacobs, Peniel, prayed and a hymn was given out to sing by Rev Mr Phillips, Carmarthen. May the Lord be a guide to the family at Penyfedw in the future as in the past. They have the sincerest sympathy of all in their sad affliction.
L L A X I) O V E R Y GUESTS OF THE LOUD MAYOR OF LONDON — The M ayor and Maytress of Llandovery (Councillor and Mrs D Saunders Thomas), were amongst those pie-ent at the Lord Mayer's banquet last Tuesday evening. A public meeting was luld at Philadelphia Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Morrislon.on Monday week for the rurpose of recognising the Rev Pi ton Evans, late of Cilvewri, L'.iudovery, as pastor of the Church.
QUADRUPLETS.—During Monday a brewery labourer's wife named Webster, liv ing at Burton-on-Trent, gave birth to four children, all of whom, however, subsequently died. The mother is doing well.
The Welsh Industries Exhibition at Carmarthen. We would remind those of our readers who intend exhibiting at the forthcoming exhibiti 01 o:i th 3rd of November at Carmarthen, that the entries close on Thursday next, October 27th. Entry forms and all particulars can be obtained of Mr J. H. Thomas, hon. sec., Fountain Villa, Carmarthen.
MARRIAGE. -October 15th, at the Registrar's Offke, Carmarthen, Mr William Jonis, miner (son of Mr Jones, smith, Login, Dear Carmarthen, 'o Miss Mary Davies, daughter of Mr David Davies, Richmond-terrace, Carmarthen. I DEATH. | JOHN-. — October 15th, at Wat T street, Carmarthen, Mr NVtrriot Johu, goods gu trd aji d 33 years.