The Police and their Wages. A CALL TO TRADE UNIONISTS. To the Editor Carmarthen Weekly Reporter- ) Sir,- While reading the account of the half-quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council which was held at the Guild- liall, on Tuesday, June 12th, I noticed that a discussion arose in connection with a motion that was introduced by the Rev Joseph Harry, re wages of the police. Consequently, as a ratepayer, and workman, and trades- uniionist, and as one who takes the. keenest interest in the welfare of the workers and who thoroughly believes that every person | ought to be paid a living wage, I really must say from a trade-union point of view, that I cannot but admire the strong and import- ant action on the part of Mr Harry in taking such a nobie part in championing the cause of the police of the Borough of Car- man-then, which, in my estimation, are so very much underpaid in comparison with other neighbouring towns. Just fancy be- coming such an important personage as » constable under the juiusdiction of the ancient Borough of Carmarthen and a posi- tion under the British Government getting such a large salary to commence Rith-21Si a week, and after six years, that is if your con- duct is exemplary, 27s, and after deductions, 25s 2d. Really, under the circumstances I cannot agree with our inuentiial Alderman Saimuel when he said that the ratepayers may object for myself I cannot believe that a single .ratepayer would make the slightest objection to a police constable who does his duty conscientiously obtaining a living wage. So that my argument may be backed up with material evidence, I should like to ask how those predominating Town Coun- cillors of ours who made such strong objec- tions in not voting for an advance in wages for the police, would they like to lie paid the mean contemptible pay that our police arc •receiving at the present time, and especially When we come to consider the distasteful nature of the duties of the police, which was so fully described by Mr Harry. I was very pleased with the wiay in which Mr Harry dealt with the different workers when he said that if his motion would be the means of stirning up the working class in the district to seek theiir rights, lie-hopcd that the Coun- cil would not lend itself in any shape or form to keeping down the rightful aspirations of the working men. I call assure all readers of your paper that I am thoroughly con- vinced that the workers of Carmarthen who arc at the present. time not receiving a living Wiage are awakening from their state of apathy, and that the day is not far distent when every man, skilled and unskilled worker, will have the freedom to say to his employer a fair day's wwfc for ia fiaur ^ay s pay, and this, in my estimation, can only be brought albout by every worker making up his mind to beome a trades-unionist, which has proved so beneficial to all workers all over the universe. They should also, in future, take a keen interest in the persons who they return for municipal honours, and not return such individuals of the, type of Alderman Rogers and Alderman fiamiuel, who have no right to dictate what is a living Avage to a police constable or any worker, as every man in my opinion l fully justified in asking for an advance in acpoidanoe with the times we live in. I also hope that every worker, after this letter, will become a meanber of the trades union which has lately been intro- duced at CaiTmairthen. as combinataon is power and unity is strength- TIM. J_
Sale of Fields t Uanflgivad. On Saturday, at the Cawdor Aims Hotel, Llaudilo, Messrs John Francis and Son" auctioneers, Carmarthen, sold some lieelioldj fields situate in Llanegwad .parish, and known as Fedwengoch, which consist of Sa.. 37 p., lie close to Park Henri, Penparke, and -are valued at a yearly rent of t8. The. sum paid was £290, the purchaser being Mrs Mary Jane Davies, Morriston. The solicitor was Mr Claude R. Davies, Llandilp.
j The Education Bill. To the Editor Carmarthen WeeMy Beporter. Sir,—As the letter of the Rev E. TJngoed Thomas, which appeared in the "Welshman" and "Weekly Reporter" of the 8th of this month is framed in such a way as (possibly unintentionally) to confuse the issue between us I have to begin by asking you to be kind enough to publish my letter to you of the 8th May as an addendum to this. I now deal with Mr Thomas's letter clause by clause. He begins by saying:— "Sir,—In comparing the self-sacrificing efforts of the Carmarthen N™0°^°™^e with those of the Anglicans an a letter to the "Welshman," April 27, it was stated that the Nonconformists, built their schoolrooms and chapels, support, their ministers and denominational societies out of their own Dockets, without any aid from State grants or ecclesiastical funds, or land tithes, while seme of them at the .same time pay heavy tithes towards the support of the Anglican Churches in this district.' "The above quoted sentence is not essen- tial to the argument. It was inserted to strengthen the point. Mr Owen Evans has not attempted to question the marvellous sacrifices of Nonconformists on behalf 0 their religious 'beliefs, but Mr T. W. Barker has contradicted the statement concerning the town Nonconformists' payment of Lithes towards the Anglican Church in this dis- tT Mr Thomas's original statement as to the tithes, prefaced as it was with the words, lo complete the circle of truth," and taken in connection with some of the clauses contained in his last letter appear to me to amount to such an assumption of infallibility that I must- begin by protesting most strongly awa.inst it. I do not deny for one moment that the Nonconformists have spent consider- able soms of money en their Sunday schools, but it is only fair to point out mat Church- man have not only maintained their Sunday school, but have at the same time made heavy sacrifices to carry on religious instruc- tion in their day schools, while paying the Board School rate. I did not contradict Mr Thomas s statement ns to the payment of tithes by some of the Nonconformists of Carmarthen. 1 merely called upon him to prove it, as will be seen from my first letter. A gentleman who is anxious "to complete the circle of truth" shO'ukl be careful to be absolutely accurate in 11 things. But it does not matter much, as I now flatly contradict the statement. He continues "An interview was sought with Mr Barker to compare figures, but unfortunately he was from home. Figures weire, however, sub- mitted to Mr Barker's representative, who pointed out those Mr Barker would probably allow and disallow. The figures allowed were tithes paid directly by landowners and those disallowed were tithes paid indirectly by land occupiers. The former Mr Baa-ker stated, is less than 0 5s, while the latter is over £ 10 Mr Thomas wrote me a letter attempting to obtain certain information from me in my capacity as Diocesan Registrar. That letter was posted late on the Thrusday evening, pre- sumably after having seen my letter of re- minder in the local papers of that day. Be- fore he received a reply to it he called at my office on the following Tuesday, and finding that I was away from home he proceeded to endeavour to elicit, from "my repesentative" (that is Mr Jones, my registry clerk), my views on the matter. One would have ex- peeled that a gentleman in Mr Thomas's posi tion would have waited until I had returned home, and have then asked me personally what my views were. He might easily have postponed his reply for a week especially as I had told in my letter of reminder that I did not wish to hurry him unduly. And he might have written to the papers saying that he was waitinc to hear from me as Diocesan Registrar, and to see me in my private capac- ity before he replied to my challenge. His action appears to me to have been very nearly founded on that dangerous maxim, "The end justifies the means," and I protest most strongly against it. As a matter of fact, "my representative did not know my views on the subject. I have troubled my clerks very little on this matter, and my letters on it are usually (as this one is) written at home, although headed "Dio- cesan Registry." The figures which JVlr Thomas submitted were those relating to the Llangunnor tithes, and not to the tithes of the borough educa- tional district. If you will refer to my letter you will see that my chalienge_ referred to the borough tithes, and that I merely incidentally mentioned the Llangunnor tithes, which have strictly nothing to do with it. But Mr Thomas is absolutely incorrect in his statement of my views as to the Llan- gunnor tithes. The words "Nonconformists of Carmarthen" clearly mean "Nonconform- ists residing in Carmarthen." I state posi- tively that for the year ending 31st October last the aggregate amount paid by Noncon- formists of Carmarthen, whether as land- owners or land occupiers was less than R3 10s, for I included an that amount a payment by a Churchman landowner, whose tenant was a Nonconformist living in Carmarthen (there was only one such case), although as was pointed out to me at the time by the legal fiend who kindly allowed me to see the tithe book I need not necessarily have done so. To arrive at Mr Thomas's figures of over EIO he has to include some Nonconformists who do not reside in Carmarthen, although they may be members of Nonconformist chapels in the town. Mr Thomas piveeeds:- "It is necessary to say that the Act of 1891 transferred the direct payment, of tithes from the land occupier to the land owner. This Act was the result of the anti-tithe campaign, which had assumed wide and serious propor- tions in Wales. Churchmen Avere alarmed. The cry was raised, The Church is m danger, and this Act was passed to quell the ngits- fcion against the Established Church. Every- one knows that the man who cultivates the soil makes it productive, and that tithe is a tax n the produce according to calculation, so that the tithe is practically included in the rent, as rates are included with the rent paid by la house occupier in the town." After what I have already said it is hardly necessary to follow Mr Thomas closely in his imputation of motives to a. former Govern- ment. I probably know as much about the Act of 1891 as Mr Thomas does, and I certainly do not wish to give him any information which he can get from a fellow professional on pay- ing a smaill charge, but I cannot leave his allusion to the rates unnoticed. Is Mr Thomas aware of the clause in the Act which provides that in all new agreements made after the passing of the Act, the tithes, what- ever their amount, are thrown entirely on the landowner, and he cannot make the tenant repay them? Does he think that all rates are dealt with in the same way? Then comes this "On this principle the sum paid by Noncon- formists in town churches is about £ 15, and thus 'some Nonconformists pay heavy tithes towards Anglican churches in this district. Mr Thomas may be right in this amount. I cannot check his figures, not knowing what county Nonconformists attend chapels in the town. I deny absolutely, however, that such tithes are paid towards "Anglican churches in this district," for Llangunnor is not in the borough educational district. Then oames a state men t which I have much pleasure in accepting as quite correct, but it does not help Mr Thomas in his contention. It is as follows i — "Moreover one: (if not more) pays tithes to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. These go to the Anglican Chuch, but not necessarily in this district." I think I know the gentleman in question. If I mistake not he lives in the Western Ward, and pays tithes in a parish which begins with the letter M. There may be one or "two more in the same case. Now comes the gist of the whole Mr Thomas continues: "Notwithstanding the, correctness of the statement on the prin- ciple of indirect payment by occupiers and I direct payment by owners, who are also occu- piers, it is hereby candidly confessed, that I believed when writing the statement that the tithes in the adjoining parishes went directly to the parish churches, as. "was the case in the parishes with which I was connected bpforc comlll,g to this town. iSow I find that the parishes around this town are an exception, and I consequently have pleasure an modifying if, thus • 'While 0i Xmiconfo,rwnst Churches n tbis Bo.rough pay annually verr heavv t-iithcs (directly or indirectly as owners and occupiers or as tenants), a small proportion of which goes to the Anglican Church in this di.vtnct Some of Mr Thomas' sayings are worthy of a place in "Punch." His original statement wouid have come in well under the head of "things better left unsaid," while the con- cluding sentence of this paragraph is worthy of a place among "Things that might have been expressed somewhat differently." Mr Thomas "has pleasure" in modifying his former statement. There is not a word of apology or regret fat having made a state- ment in the public papers which he has now admitted to be inaccurate. As already pointed out by me the latter part of the modified statement shuld be further modified still, but I am not going to trouble myself any more about it. Mr Thomas's climb down has been some- what delayed, and it is not what you might call a gaceful one now, but it is a climb down of a kind, and I must be satisfied with it, and not expect Mr Thomas to thank me for assisting him in getting a little nearer to "completing the circle of truth." As the Free Church Council of Carmarthen thought fit to reprint Mr Thomas's letter of 27th April, containing the original statement which he has now modified, I think that in fairness they should reprint this letter which contains Mr Thomas's recantation, and give it the widest possible circulation. I no wcome to the concluding paragraphs, which are as follows :— "These tithes have been diverted from the Church and are now the property of private individuals. How came this change about? Were these. tithes given by Henry VIII. to lay impropriators? Or were they illegally sold by the clerics a few centuries ago to the people whose heirs now claim them? Or were the tithes mortgaged? Inasmuch as the Anglican Churches in this town and adjoining parishes receive but little in tithes, how are they supported? Is it on the voluntary principle by the worshippers who attend them, or is it by funds partly pro- vided by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne's Bounty, or by glebe lands? What are the sources of their income?" "Perhaps Mr Banter will enlighten the readers on this subject." With regard to the Borough tithes, I am giving your readers this week as full informa- tion about them as I can. As to the other:- endowments of the Anglican parishes in this district I have already mentioned in my letter from South- sea that I hope to give particulars of them soon. I have for some time past been intending to enlighten your readers on these subjects, as many of my friends know, so Mr Thomas need not imagine that anything that he has written has caused that intention on my part, although it is true that his statement as to the tithes has led me to give your readers earlier and fuller information regarding them than I had originally intended. In conclusion I must say that I am sorry to have filled your columns so much as I have of late, but that as you will see is the fault of the gentleman who began a sentence with the words "Tp complete the circle of truth," and ended it with a statement which he has now very grudgingly although "with plea- sure," admitted to be inaccurate. Yours truly, T. W. BARKER. Dioce&an Registry, Carmarthen, 16th June, 1906. —II u—
(Copy of Letter of 8th May). Sir,—The Rev E. Ungoed Thomas in his letter of 27th April, writes as follows :To complete that circle of truth it should be added that the Nonconformists of Carmar- then have built," etc., etc., while some of them pay heavy tithes towards the support of the Anglican Church in this district." It is evident from the context that Mr Thomas intends the words "this district" to mean the education district of the County of the Boro of Oarmat rhen. I am as anxious as Mr Thomas himself that the oircfo of truth should be really completed, and I therefore call upon him to prove the assertion contained in the concluding words of the paragraph which I have quoted. The County of the Borough of Carmarthen is made up of the ecclesiastical parishes of St. Peter's, Carmarthen; St. David's, Carmar- then, and Llanllwch, and I take this oppor- tunity of informing Mr Thomas that all the tithes of the district belong to privte persons' and that the "Anglican Churches" in these three parishes derive no support whatever from them, except that the Vicar of St. Peter's receives annually a sum of t7 which is charged on these tithes and paid by one of the tithe owners. If Mr Thomas wishes it I can give him some interesting information with regard to this t7, which represents a charge which has been paid to the Vicars of St. Peters for the last 600 years at least, and affords one of the many proofs of the continuity of the Church. I may lallso mention that only a few of the "Anglican Churches" in the neighbourhood of Carmarthen are endowed with tithe. One of the most fortunate in that respect, is Llan- gunnor, the incumbent of which is entitled to tithe rentcharge amounting to about jEl56 per annum at its present value. I have taken the trouble to look through the tithe-rental of the Vicar of Llangimnor for the year end- ing October last, and find that out of the yearly total of £1.56 6s Od, the aggregate amount. which is paid by Carmarthen Noncon- formists is less than £ 3 10s. We Churchmen welcome the proposed hi- quiry into the revenues of the Church in Wales, as we are satisfied that it will result in correcting many erroneous impressions as to Church endowments. Yours faithfully, T. W. BARKER. Diocesan Registry, Carmarthen, 8th May, 1906.
Ammanford Eisteddfod. A Chair Eisteddfod was hold at Ammanford on Saturday, Alderman W. N. Jones, J.P., presiding. Mr L. T. Lewis, Ammanford, conducted, and Mr John Elias Hughes, Llan- elly, adjudicated. Chief awards :— Tenor solo, "0 na byddai'n ha,f o hyd," Mr Tom Lewis, Llandebie. Duet, "Y Ddau Forwr" Messrs Evan Richards, Saron, and David Jenkins, Peny- banc. Solo on any brass instrument (own choice) Mr Handel Richards, Saron, Llandebie. Bass solo, "Gogoniant I Gymru" Divided between Messrs W. Llewelyn, Wind-street Ammanford, and Evan Richards, Saron. Violin solo, "Captin Morgan's march" Silver medal, Mr Luther Lewis, P,antyblodau Llandebie. Male voice party, "In the sweet bye and bye" (four parties competed): The prize was awarded to Llandebie (under the baton of Mr Evan Thomas. Chair recitation (own choice): Mr W. J. Harries, Cross Hands. Solo for those over 40 years old, "Bryno- garth" :Mr Tom Davies, Pantyffynon. Chief choral (three choirs competed): The prize was awarded to the GI-anamnian Choir, conducted by Mr. W. Jenkins.
ST. CLEARS. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—St. Clears is having in various ways enough to engage the public mind at the present time. On Satur- day (to-morrow) an election will be held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Mr John Lewis, the esteemed represen- tative of the, district. The candidates are Mr James Phillips, draper, of Cloth "Hall St. Clears, and Dr Thomas, of Hills-aide Whitland. Mr Phillips is a gentleman he, in respect by all classes in St. deal's, and takes a keen interest in all public matters as is seen in t.he part which he has taken in promoting the new market scheme. He is a native of and a resident in the district. With all respect to Dr Thomas personally, the fact that he resides five or six miles away is not in his favour in this cutest. The interests of »v hit,land and St. Clears in local matters are frequently antagonistic; and At is greatly to the interest of this district that it should in our County Parliament have a strono- re- presentative all to itself. This it can secure by celeting Mr Phillips whose own interests are identical with those of the people whom he seeks to represent.
LLANFYNYDD. Mr John Williams, of Pantybedw, Llan- fynydd, Carmarthenshire, who died on the 10th October, 1905, left estate of the oross value of C2 403 Is, including personalty1 of t the net value of £ 2,340 1 •. Prpbate of his will has been granted to Ins widow, Mrs A line Wiiiiiaiite, [
Carmarthenshire Infirmary. URGENT NEED OF A SANITARY WING. A SPECIAL APPIEAL FOR FUNDS. A general meeting of the governors and subscribers of this Institution was held at the Infirmary on Wednesday, the 20th, at I 12.30 p.m. The following was the business -is set forth in the notice:— To consider the question whether the necessary funds for etectina. a second sani- tary wing shall be raised by realising a portion of invested capital or by other means." There were present: The Rev Prebendary C. G. Brown (chairman); Mr E. H. Morris, Bmimyrddin Mr H. Brunei White, The Grange Mr David Williams, Penllwyn Park; Mr T. Thomas, Disgwylfa Mr W. J. Barnes, I y Mr T. Parkinson, Castle Pigvn; Rev J. Mareden, llanllwch; Mr James Davies, Ucheldir; the Ven Archdeacon Evans; Mr P. J. Wheldon; Mr D. H. Thomas, Starling Park; Col. Gwynne Hughes, Glancothi; Mr J. Saer; Mr T. E. Brigstocke; Mr W. Lloyd; and the Secretary (Mr H. Howell). I THE CHAIRMAN OBJECTS TO THE PRESS. The meeting had been advertised as a j "general meeting of the governors and sub- scribers." Such meetings have always been open to the press ever since anybody now connected with the Carmarthen press can re-1 member, although meetings of the House Committee are held in private. The repre- sent at ive_ of the "Reporter" was present at the meeting. The Chairman drew attention to the fact I that there was a reporteir present. It was not usual to have reporters present at these meetings (he said). He asked the opinion of the committee on it. Col. Gwynne Hughes: I should think the more publicity is given to it the better. The Chairman: It is not the usual custom. Does any member propose anything. Mr Wheldon proposed that the reporter be allowed to remain. Col. Gwynne Hughes said that he had much pleasure in seconding. lhe Chaiiman said again that it was not the usual course at these meetings. Nobody proposed an amendment, however, and the bulk of the members voted for Mr Wheldon's proposition, and none against it. Mr T. Parkinson suggested that the chair- man should read the report through before it came out in the papers. The Chairman said that he could not under- take to do that. SALE OF INVESTMENTS OR A FRESH APPEAL. The meeting then went on to consider the matter for which it had been called. A letter was read from Mr R M. Thomas, who -was unable to be present. Archdeacon Evans asked what was the amount of the Reserve Fund. The Chairman: Only a few coppers. Archdeacon Evans explained that he meant the invested capital. The Chairman said that the capital value of the investments was about £ 13.000. A letter was read from Miss White, who stated that she would give tIO0 to furnish one of the bathrooms, and she suggested that a special effort should be made rather than that any of the stock should be sold out. Col. Gwynne Hughes said that they had on previous occasions refused to make special applications. He had counted up the list and found that there were now only 206 sub- scribers as compared with 293 in 1903. This was an increase of 3, which was not very much. Archdeacon Evans asked how much the new wing would cost. The Chairman said the wing which had been provided cost £ 674, including the furn- ishing. Miss White had promised £ J00, and he was informed that they could have £100 out of the profit made out of the private nursing fees. That, left a sum of JE474 to be raised. There were objections to die sale of stock. A legatee might intend to leave money to the Infirmary, but when he heard of the sale he might say, "I would leave I money to the Infirmary if it is to be funded, but I will not if it is to be used in this way." Col. Gwynne Hughes said that he thought the realisation of capital ought to be only their last resource. j Mr T. E. Brigsltooke said that he knew that a feeling existed very widely amongst the governors that it was a very bad precedent to sell capital out of any trust funds. The Chairman: You would have to get th j consent of the trustees. I doubt whether you would get it. Mr T. Thomas proposed that they do not sell any capital. Archdeacon Evans, in seconding, said that he did not think it was. wise to sell out any of their capital until every other effort had been made. Mr T. Parkinson said that he would pro- pose as an amendment that a special effort be made to raise funds by subscriptions and donations, and that when that had been done sufficient stock should be sold to make up the deficiency. Archdeacon Evans: That comes to the same thing. Mr T. Thomas: That- is scarcely an amend- iiieut. Mr Brigstocke said that they might make a special effort, and then call another meetr. ing to consider the position. Mr Wheldon proposed that they commence building at once. They could have another meeting to decide how the money was to be raised. The work was urgently required, as their medical members informed them. Dr Jones: I am of opinion that the Bopner we commence the better. It its not in a pro- per condition to receive surgical oases on the male 8ide. Rev Jonathan Marsden It would be well to consider the cost before beginning the tower. That is Gospel, I believe. j Dr Rowen Jones said that he did not. see why they should not get up a bazaar in August. There is very little going on in Carmarthen, and many of the young people would jump at the idea of a fete. If they j could not get the Park, he would be happy to let them have his grounds. If they got Mr Studt to help them, he had no doubt that the fete would be very successful, and that they would be able to raise k200 as a nucleus. He had no doubt that they would be able to furnish a stall for the medical side. Dr E. R. Williams sa.id that he certainly thought it was very urgent that they should have this. wing added. Wounds did not heal as they ought to in that side of the building. He felt sure that they would get a large amount by sending out a special appeal to the subscribers. Archdeacon Evans said that in the case of the other wina: they had built it first and found the money afterwards. The Chairman said that the money had, been found on the former occasion owing to the kindness mainly of Mr Studt. Archdeacon Evans said that still it was done, and it might be done again. It was decided unanimously to adopt Mi", T. Thomas's proposal not to &ell out any capital. Dr E. R. Williams suggested that a. special appeal be drawn up and signed by the trustees and sent to the suhse.ribere. Mr White said that the trustees were Earl Cawdor, Sir James Hills-Johnes, the Bishop of St. David's, Mr C. S. Morris, and Col. W. Gwynne-Hughes. Such an appeal would lot. moire weighty than if it came from the Secre- tary, without any distre^peyi to the Secretary. This proposal was adopted.
WHITLAND. EDDING.—W hitl&nd town and district was alive with festoons, flags, and bunting and other evidences af rejoicings from an early hour on ednesdav morning, on the occasion of the wedding of Mr J. B. Baldwin Pro- theroe, J.P., Dolwilym, the eldest son of the late Mr Edawrd Shaw Protheroe. J.P., and Miss Agnes Thomas,of Pai-ke, Whitland. The marriage ceremony took place at the H-eiillan Amgoed Church, which was. most tastefully decorated for the occasion. The Rev W. L. Davies, the vicar, assisted by the Rev S Davies. Llanglydwen, officiated. The guests afterwards drove to Hillside, Whitmans, the residence of Dr R. T, .Thomas, brother of the bride, the happy pair calling at Parke on their w.ay to see Mrs Thomas, the bride's mother, who unable to attend the cere- mony. The wedding breakfast was partaken of in a large marquee on the grounds. The bride's wcd;ling> dress was of white lace over silk-trimmed chiffon and white crinoline hat trimmed with ostrich fear liens. She tra- velled in a, white cloth coat and skirt, with black hat and white feathers.
I County Council Electoral Divisions. GOVERNMENT ENQUIRY AT CARMARTHEN. LLANELLY SCENTS DANGER. On Wednesday, Mr F. J. Willis, barrister- at-Law, and inspector of the Local Govern- ment Board, sat at the Carmarthen Shirehall to inquire into applications by the County Council for three new electoral divi- sions, namely. Llandissilio, Newchurch, and Ammanford. Mr J. W. Nicholas, Clerk to the County Council, presented me case on behalf of that body, and Mr H. W. Spowart, Clerk to the Llanelly Urban Council, opposed the two first applications. Mr J. W. Nicholas stated that the three proposed electoral divisions would increase the County Council from 51 to 54 members. The application relative to Ammanford arose in consequence of the size of Bettws elec- toral division, which comprised 1,217 voters, of whom 642 were included in the urban dis- trict of Ammanford. It was proposed to make Ammanford a separate division, to make the rest of Bettws another, except a small part which would be added to Lladebie. It was felt by the Council that the request of Ammanford for separate representation should be acceded to. If three fresh electoral divisions were added an additional alderman would be granted to the Council. It was proposed to create a fresh division for Llan- dissilio by taking Egremont and Castelldwy- new from Whitland. and Llandissilio, Gil- maenllwyd, and Eglwysfairacherig from LI an boidy. In the Llangunnor electoral division the town of Carmarthenand the parish of St. Peter intervened between the two extreme- ties of the division. The ^Council bad decided to make application for the formation of a new electoral division to be comprised of 431 electors. The third proposed division was to be called the Newchurch division, and would comprise the three parishes of Newchurch, Merthyr. and Aliernant, for the total elec- torate of 334. Two of these parishes would j be taken from Llangunnor and the remain- be taken from Llangunnor and the remain- ing parish from the Trelech division. The ,'i Llangunnor division would be increased by the addition of portions of the parishes of Llanarthney. Llanddarog. Llandefeilog, and Llaugendeirne, the total electorate to be 402. as compared with 424 at present. Mr Spowart said he represented certain aldermen 16 members of the County council, and 10,200 odd voters. Twenty-nine mem- bers of the County Council would, he felt justified in saying, have been represented by him. only Mr W. David. Llanelly. who had consulted his fellow councillors, had only re- ceived 15 replies from the 29. who. he held, were of the same opinion as himself on the question. The eastern division rather stood for industry, and the western for agriculture. The fifteen members had shown by corres- pondence their strong disapproval of the pro- posed new divisions of Llandissilio and New- church, as they be!ieved the County Council passed them hurriedly and without proper consideration. They held that no fresh divi- sions, except Ammanford, should be created until a general distribution of seats in Car- marthenshire had been decided upon. Coun- cillor Thomas. Llangennech, had written ex- pressing the hope that the Llanelly oppo- nents would succeed in preventing any dis- turbance of representation. Mr Spowart said there was a grave uneasiness in the minds of many members that the matter had been hurried. He thought Ammanford, an in- dustrial centre, had a strong case, Mr Spowart quoteu returns of population and assessable vall-i-e of Llanelly. and said that though there was very considerable increase and development, nevertheless Llanelly had still eight members. Twenty-eight members of the County Council were from the Eastern and 23 from the Western, while of the 17 aldermen eiglu were from the Eastern, and eight from the Western, the odd one seeming not to know whether he was Eastern or West- ern (laughter). The members of the Western Division wanted two fresh members there, because thereby they would have an alder- I man. That His clients maintained was not a proper thing to do. He submitted that there was no sort of reason for increasing the Western representation to the extent indi- cated. The Llanelly Chamber of Commerce were taking a very decided move in regard to the representation and in respect to county offices and matters generally in which Jlan- elly were concerned. All the committee meet- ings. and until very recently all the meetings of the County Council were held at Carmar- then. He asked the inspector either to &ay that the application was premature, or else to say that the industrial area, of Amminii- ford had shown a prima facie case, and that, as far as the other new divisions went, the application failed. Mr Edmund Salmon, a parish councillor, from Llanginning, presented a petition pro- testing against the Llandissilio division, it being contended that St. Clears was nearer and more convenient in every respect than Llanboidy. Mr J. W. Nicholas said he thought the inspector should, in dealing with the matter, look at the county as a whole, He could put in the minutes of the County Council to prove that the matter had not been passed hurriedly. Instead of having the matter dealt with directly by the Local Government Act Committee, they appointed a special committee of five to consider it and report to the Local Government Act Committee, who accepted some ol their suggestions and rejected other-. The committee finally re- solved upon its report, and a month or six weeks afterwards the matter went before the County Council. To the members of that Council minutes were sent seven days before the meeting, and therefore it was most un- fair for gentlemen to suggest that there had been rapid transit. Mr Spowart pointed out that Mr D. C. Parry, the immediate ex-chairman of the County Council, had waid iiipt there was a considerable protect against adopting the recommendation of the committee, but, on the understanding that other applications would be considered, it was allowed t,o pass. The Inspector said that it seemed to him that Mr Spowart was not justified in saying that the matter had been ru-shed through. Mr Spowart said he did not use the word "rn"ihcd." but that at its final stiage it went through with such a. hurry as to leave the impression indicated. Mr John Lloyd. Penybank' Is, not this a move on the part of my frrend. Mr David. to get the County Cwmicil offices, the Assizes, and tH'erything else at the extreme end of the county? rnb now Mr David has made no stir—only at this moment does he do it when the people of Llanelly aie agitating, and he is declared the ringleader of this movement (daughter). Mr David: I am not here to ask for a majority for the eastern division of the county, but simply to prevent the western division from getting one. Mr Nicholas said than it was most unfair to say that the thing had been rushed through. -ks a matter of fact, there had been unusual delay in dealing with the matter, It had been brought forward m 10-04 by Mr C. E. Morris, and had l>oen most c&refully dis- cussed. It was open to other County Coun- cilHors to bring forward similar applications. The Inspector agreed that it was open to other parts of the county to bring forward similar schemes. The enquiry was then closed, and the In- spector will report Ü4 dile course.
LLANDILO. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. — Amongst the. names of those who were successful in Part. II in the recent Historical Tripos Exam.. Cam- bridge. appears the name of Miss Ethel E. George, a Girton student, and daughter of Mr G. George. Bridge Cotcage. MILITARY.—Major T. G. Williams, who has hitherto borne the hon. title of Major, has now been gazetted a full Major, and on re- tirement will do so with the rank of Colonel whilst Lieut. Bishop has become Captain Bishop. AKNIVERSAEY SERVICES in connection with the Tabeinacie Independent Chapel were held on Saturday evening and Sunday iasrt, ,and dnnng the course of them excellent ser- mons were preached by the Revs A. Penry Evans, Porth and S. Gwilym Rees, B.— Llandysssrt-i. The collections in aid of the Church amounted to £ 100. CHORAL FESTIVAL.— The Parish Church was j well filled on Tuesday morning last hy choris- tors, and their friends from the churches of Ltandilo, Lianegwad. and St. Paul's, Llanon. Pontyberem, Tumble, and Pontyeates. The programme for rehearsal was rendered very .satisfactorily, under the baf ion of Mr Price. BeuTah. Garth, who was Rhly supported supported by Mr ebb at tne organ. MR Fredric E. Thomas, George House, Tjlandilo, has passed the elementary cxamina- iion in Pitman's Shorthand.
I MRS M. A. MORRIS, ^RYN ROMA. We regret to announce the death of Mre M. A. Moras, relict of the late Mr Daviu Morris, stationer, of this town, trho passed away at the residence of her son, Mr J. F. Moiris, solicitor, on Saturday, the xuth inst., at the great age of 92 yeans. The deceased lady was the daughter of the Rev John Wilkaimsi, one of the leading Welsh Wesleyan ministers of his day, Who died in 1834, and who was the first person buried in the Welsh Wesleyan Burying ground in John-street, and throughout her long life Mrs Morris remained a consistent Welsh Wesleyan Methodist She retired from business upon the death of her husband 27 years ago, and enjoyed good health until up to last year, when a fall commenced a long illness which ended fatally last Saturday. Her sufferings were borne with great resignation to the IXvine will, and she entered into rest full of years and full of honour, mourned by a large circle of friends in Carmarthen. The funeral, which was a private one, took place at the Cemetery on Tuesday, there being no floweis bv request. The family desires to thank the many friends for their kind enqui- ries, and particuk-ilv the inhabitants gener- ally for the numerous indications of sym- pathy shown along the route of the cortege on Tuesday. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr Llewelyn, cabinet-maker.
MISS ELIZABETH DAVIES. Miss Elizabeth Davies died on Friday a.t the Red Cow Inn, Carmarthen, the residence of her sister, Mrs Thomas. The deceased, who was 58 years of age, was a native of the parish of Llangain, but had lived in Carmar- then for a considerable time. The funeral took place on Monday, at Llanllwch church- The Rev Jonathan Marsden, Vioar of Llan- llwch, conducted a service at the house before the procession started. The mourners were: Mr W. Davies, Clynmawr (brother); Mr E. J. Thomas, Red Cow Inn (brother-in-law) and Mi-s Thomas (sister); Mr W. Davies, Croeey- ceilog (cousin); and Mr Ben Morgan, Croesy- ceilog (cousin). The funeral was largely attended by members of the Carmarthen public.
MRS SARAH DAVIES. ili-s Sarah Davies, wife of Mr John Davies, died at her home, 33. Water-street, Carmar- then on Friday. Mre Davies. who was onlv 31 years of age. leaves a husband and four chil- dren to mourn her loss. The funeral took place on Monday at Merthyr Parish Church. The Rev E. U. Thomas (Tabernacle) and the Rev J. Jenkins (St. John's) officiated at the house; and the Rev Mr Evans (Vicar of Mer- thyr) at the graveside.
FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. WILLIE PHILLIPS. The private funeral of the late Mr. Willie Phillips, Pibwrlwyd. took place at the Ceme- tery on Friday last. The Rev. T. R. Walters, M.A., R.D., vioar of St. David's, Camarthen, and the Rev. T. Madoc Jones, St. iinne's, Cwmffrwd, officiated. The mourners were:— Mr David Phillips (brother), Mr F .J. Cotrell (bi other-in-law), Messrs J. S. Phillips, David Phillips, Fred Phillips. and Master Phillip Cottrell (nephews), and Mr Joseph Humpheys Dr Bowen-Jones also atbtended. The em- ployees of Pibwrlwyd acted as bearers, Wreaths and other floral tributes were eent by the followingMr and Mrs David Phil- hps and family: Mr and Mrs F. J. Cottredi, Y, u Iews' Lammas-street, Carmarthen (brother-in-law and sister); Miss L. G. Phil- lips and Mrs C. A. Jones, Swansea (sisters); Phil and Vivienne Cottrell (nephew and niece); JI Jones, Sketty (auntt; Miss C. A. Jones (cousin): Mr Joseph Humphreys, 105, Lammas-street Mr and Mrs W. H. Cottrell, aiberllacle-row; Mrs Phillips, Tirwaunfach; Miss Annie Davios, The Mews; The employes of Mews: —r and Mrs Walter Phillips, Cam- brian place Mr and Mrs J. Davies, King-st., Friends, Vernon House, London; Mrs Rees, • King-street: Miss Bessie Jones, Water- street Mr and Mre Hugh Jones, Old London House; Mrs Olive and family, Boar's Head Hotel; Mrs and Miss Edwards. Water-street; Miss Lizzie Morris, Bridge-street; Messrs, Hugh, Fred and Harry James, The Forge; Mr Fred James, Lammas-street; Mr- and Mre Thomas, Paris House: Mrs and Mrs W. Griffiths, Square and Compass, Water-street; and Mrs Ellis, Plough Hotel. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr Henry Gwynne Lewis, cabinet-maker. Magazine- row. -The family take this opportunity of thanking the friends and acquaintances who so kindly sent wreaths and letters of condo- lence expressing their sympathy.
Cricket. CAR-NIARTHE-N C.C. V. WHITLAND C.C. ,v,.n 1 hu red ay last in perfect cricket weather nit land journeyed to Carmarthen to play o 'jf>r opponents. The game began at -.30 p.m., and the home team winning the toss sent A. C. Shawe and L. Morris to the wickets Both batsmen played freely, and before Morns was caught by Phillips 27 runs had been scored and three runs later Shawe was neatly caught by Morgan. W. Carter was now partnered by F. Phillips, and some splendid cricket was seen, but the former was unfortunately given out Ibw.. after making 14. T. Phillips, however, played splendidly, but when he had made 20 was "beaten by a splendid ball from W. Davies, and the innings closed soon aftenvards for 82. The teams now adjourned to the pavilion for tea, and the greatest, praise and thanks is oue to Mi's Nash Phillips. Mrs Day, Mrs Lie welly, and Miss Arthur for the kind and generous way in which they did, the catering, which made the afternoon such an enjoyable one. After tea. W hit land sent T. Phillips and S. laylor to face the bmding of W. Carter and H. J. Sharp, but Taylor who last. .eason won the match for his side was well caught when he had make o. when the score was 35 with 0 wickets DOWN, it seeaned as if Carmar- then had the game in their hands; but the advent of Dr Thomas and Rev W. L. Davies put a new feature on the game, and the score to 70 without any more wickets falling. Dr Thorny played splendidly for 27, and his pai tner for 10, not out, when stumps vera drawn. The bow ling of hodl sides was rather good, theUf? r ,iT g K)ktllC tOTvn fdl off after ill,, ™' ,Dr Thomas took fire iv ets for 21. There was room for improve- 11 /he fielding on both sides, The loflowmg are the seores:- Carmarthen C.C. A. C. Shawe, c Morgan, b Taylor 17 li c Phillips, b Dr Thomas 6 H. J. Sharp, b Dr Thomas i J Carter. Ibw., Dr Thomas 14 r 1 hilips, b W. Davies 20 W. Buito-ii, hit wnket. b L. B. Blaie 4 D. W. Jones, b L. B. Blake 3 T. L. Arthur, run out 2 A. B. Coles b Dr Thorn as 0 M. J. Thomas, not out- i H. Bland, b Dr T-h,m 0 Extras 14 82 Whitland C. C. T. Phillips, run out 8 S. Taylor, c Phillips, b Sharp 5 S. Symons, Ibw., b Sharp 9 R. L. Thomas, not out 27 L. B. Blake, b Shaip l W. P. Rock, b Morris o W. L. Davies, not olit 10 Extras 10 T Total 5 wickets 70 T nr Morgan. T. Kennedy, E. Roes, and J. Olive did not bat.
Ix our report of the interesting ceremony "t St. Peter'e Church on the 27th an., inad.ertertly made an error in giving the name of Lhn clergyman who christened Beatrice Williams, some 22 years ago. It should have been the Rev Ebenezer Jones, and not the Rev" Eooch Jones.
BIRTHS. BROAD.—June 21st, at 4, Porade-road, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr Perkin Broad, guard, G.W.R., of a (iuugbter. DAvras -June 14th at 16 Chapel-etreet. Carmar- then, the wife of Mr. John Davies, wearer, of a son. EVANS.—June 10th, at the White Horse Inn, Priory-street, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr. J. iivan*, postman, ot a sor. Jnne lSih, bt Waincrych Fara, Neath, the lC of Mr. Willie .Toms, of a daughter, niOMAs.— Jnne 17th. r.t Millstream, Glannant- rac-.d, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr. W. H. Thomas (of the firm of Measrv. Henry I'homas & Sone, Emporium. Carnaarthec), of a son. WILLIAMS.—June 17th, at the Asylum Farm, Johnstown, Carmarthen (till- ree:d'nce f her father), the wife of the her. D. R. Wi'liame, Moelfryn, Carnarvon, of a non DEATH. ur)e 16th, at Bryn Roma, Cirrcarthcn, Mrs. M. A. Morris, leiict of the late Mr. David Moiris, btalioiier, (Jarinartheu, aged 92 years.
PENUEL TRIP TO ABERYSTWYTH will take place on the, 2nd of July, and not on the 9th as advertised. MR. Donald Maclean has only been in Par- liament for four months but he has already introduced a Bill. It is for the enfranchis- ment of leaseholds. Mr S. T. Evans and Mr John Jenkins are among his supporters. Literary coincidence never c-etase. Mr. Her- bert Macilwaine has written a iiovell called "Anthonv Britten." It will probably aston- ish the author that he has used the name of the respected vicar of Gorslas, Llandebie. EBENEZER WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPIEL.-The 'half-yearly meet,iligsin connection with Eben ez/er Welsh Wesleyan Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday Last, when the Rev. T. Manuel, of Aberdare, preached to large con- gregation. GENERAL PICTON'S monument in St. Paul's, is near the door in north transept, between the memorial to Dodney and that to Napier, the historian of the Peninsular War. There is nothing special about the execution, except I' that the bust of the great Welsh soldier is a striking likeness. AT the monthly meeting of the Calvinistic Methodist Ministers of Carmarthenshire, held at Llansawel, on Monday, was received the report of the delegates to the Nantymoel meeting on the Trovecca College question, and discussion was postponed untl. the meet- ing in August. SATURDAY was General Picton's day. It A was on t- e 16th of June, 1815, that the terrible battle of Quartre Bras. was fought. Though the surgeons declared his wound to be dangerous, General Pioton insisted on rejoin- ing the fighting line; he rode on to Waterloo and a glorious death. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secre- tary begs respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of the following:— £ 2, a. donation from Mr R. M. Thomas, Town Clerk; peri- odicals, Mr R. James, Bridge-street Miss Spurrell, King-street; Miss Hughes, Ty- Hawddgar; Miss Lloyd, 32, The Avenue; Ladv HilU-Johnes. -I AN extraordinary sequence of births happened in Pembrokeshire. Uzmaston is a tiny parish just outside Haverfordwest. Four lady parishioners were mai-ried in Uzmaston Church, one going to live in Gloucestershire, another in Pembroke Dock, and the other two remaining in the parish. These four ladies have given birth to a son each on tour suoess- ive consecutive days. TEMPERANCF CYMANFA.—On Thursday next the 28th June, the Calvinistic .Methodists of Carmarthenshire, will hold their annual tem- perance oymanfa at Bethania Chapel, Camiar then. The speakers for the occasion will be the Revs. Seth Joshua, and J. Tertius Phillips Cai-diff. Solos will be rendered by Mr Conwil Evans and Miss Winnie Stephens. SHOP ASSISTANTS OUTING.-On Thursday, the 14th inst., the assistants of the London House had their annual outing, Pendine being this year selected as the locality. The party started from Carmarthen shortly before 8 o'clock, and after making stops at St. Clears and Laugharne reached Pendine shortly after eleven o'clock. The weather was everything that could be desired, and all enjoyed themselves m various ways until the time to start home came all too soon. The company which travelled in n btake and a waggonette reached Carmarthen soon after 10 p.m., thus bringing a most agreeable day to a close. St. PETERS CHURCH, CARMARTHEN.-On Sunday evening at St. Peter's Church vestlry, Mr H. F. Ellingford thanked the members of the choir for the manner in which they had rallied round him during his tealm of office. The Venerable Archdeacon Evans and Mr W. Spun-ell wished Mr Ellingford every success in his new sphere of labour at Dover, The office of organist is now vacant at Carmar- then, as the candidate who was appointed has withdrawn. Whilst a successor to Mr H. F. Ellingford is found, the duties, of organist will be undertaken by Mr Austen D. Thomas, The Emporium. SHOW OF IMPLEMENTS.—An unusually enor- mous display of hay and harvesting machi- nery may now be seen at the Carmarthen Market-place, exhibited by Mr Wm. Thomas, ironmonger, Hall-street. The selection con- tains the most improved and up-to-date machinery by all the leading makers. An an-ticle which is specially deserving of atten- ttin is the new mower with swathe turner combined, which is a very striking feature, and which will no doubt be in great, demand by farmers generally When it has been seen in use. There are also to be seen the cele- brated Taunton haymaker, the American hay carrier, and the new patent American grapple fork. In fact, in harvesting machinery, the collection is a most complete one, as nothing that is worth having has been missed.