How a Lord won His Lady at Cricket. No fewer than twenty three cartoons of "Famous Cricketei-s" are reproduced in the July "Windsor Magazine" in the original colours from "Vanity Fair"—many of them full-page size, and as a portrait gallery of the great men of bat and bail the series is unique In the accompanying letter press, rioh in anec dote, the chronicler .Hays:— "Lord Darn-lev played cricket for Eton for two years, and for Cambridge for four year's, once as captain. In 1882 he captained the English eleven in Australia, and on one occa- sion, when he had hurt his hand while batting some bandages were brought to him into the held, and to tie them up a ladies's handker- chief was borrowed. With true courtesy, he subsequently insisted on being introduced to the owne to thaillk her personally for the loan. That lady eventually became his wife, and, as the fairy tale runs, they lived happily ever after.. He has since been President of the M.C.C., but has now descended to golf. Jehu Junior' described him as 'an amusing, up- right, popular fellow, with a gentle voice.' The July "Windsor Magazine" is a sump- tuous Summer Number, containing stories by Anthony Hope, S. R. Crockett and other famous novelists, in addition to many valu- able and entertaining articles, finely illustra- ted. A Ponitybere Man gets too much Law:
Carmarthen County Schools. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. HEADMASTER: E. S. ALLEN, M.A, CANTAB.) COUNTY GIRLS SCHOOL. HEADMISTRESS Miss B. A. HOLME, M.A., Late Open Scholar of Girton College, Cambridge. Ficits:Cl 8s. per Term (Three Terms in the year). Reduction tor brothers or sisters. Boarders can be received it both schools. THE TERM BEGAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND. OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL CARMARTHEN. (FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.) „ /REV. JOSEPH HARRY. PRINCIPALS | EEV. J. B. THOMAS. SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS SCHOOL 1. New and Commodious Building in a Healthy Locality. 2. A Sound COMMERCIAL EDUCATION. 3. Thorough Preparation for the MATRICULATION of the Universities of London and Wales and Theological Colleges. 4. Direct Preparation for PROFESSIONAL EXAMINA TIONS (Pharmaceutical, Medical, Law, &c.). 5. Special Preparation for Candidates for POST OFFICE, CLERKSHIPS BANKS, and PUPIL TEACHERS' Qualifying Examinations. 6. Very MODERATE TE NO EXTRAS. Limited Number of Boarders kept at lIlr. Thomas' House. For Prospectus and List of Successes apply as above. r ADMINISTRATIVE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. SHEEP DIPPING (WALES) ORDER, 1906. THE ATTENTION of Farmers and others is called to the provisions of this Order which comes into force on the 1st day of August, 190fi. The Order prescribes that all Sheep must, between the 1st day of August and the 15th day of September next, be dipped in the manner prescribed by the Order and to the satisfaction of the Officers of the Local Authority. Forms of Notice of Intention to Dip and Return of Dipping, together with an Analysis of the Order may be obtained from the Police Officers in every District in the County. J. W. NICHOLAS, Clerk of the Local Authority. County Offices, Carmarthen, 16th July, 1906. TEETH! TEETH! W. WILLIAMS (9 Years' Experience with the late Mr. Macphail, 6 Years' with one of the Principal London Dentists Teeth extracted quite painless by new process CROWN, BRIDGE, AND BAR WORK A SPECIALITY. TEETH WITHOUT PLATES. 8, SPILMAN STREET, CARHAUTHEN (OPPOSITE BANK LANK). EGGS I EGGS! EGGS I THE PRODUCE TRADING COMPANY Merthyr Tydfil, are REGULAR BUYERS of New-laid Welsh Country ERgs Cash on arri-al, Write before sending. TelegramsHeadway Merthyi." Natiorat Telephone -N 13 TO ADVERTISERS. PREPAID SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISING IN THE" REPORTER. No. of One Three Six Words. Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. 8 d s d s d 20 1 0 2 3 3 6 28 1 (5 31i 4fi 3fi 2 0 4 0 5 6 44. 2 6 4 G 6 6 The above scale only applies to the Situations," To Lets," and "To be Sold by Private Treaty" classes of Advertisements, and must be paid for in Advance, or the ordinary credit rate will be charged. HALFPENNY STAMP3, or Postal or Post Office Orders, payable to M. LAWRENCE, at Carmarthen. Replies may be made addressed to the Beporter Office, and will be forwarded to advertisers when stamped envelopes are sent. TO LET. ABERYSTWYTH.—To Let, during August or until middle of September, small Furnished HOUSE; 2 Sitting and 4 Bedrooms.—Apply, 8, George Street, Aberystwyth. TO BE LET OR SOLD, "The Smithy," Johns- town, near Carmarthen. For further particulars apply to M. Rees & Son, Spirit Stores, King-street, Carmarthen. FOR SALE, Freehold Detached Villa two sitting rooms, t>vo kitchens, three bedrooms, garden back and front, close to station, in good repair, water on premises back entrance.-Il ilding, Hampton Villa, Abergwilly. TO LET, No. 5, The Parade, Carmarthen. Good garden.—Apply, W. J. Evans, Green Hill, Carmarthen. TO LET, the SWAN INN, Nott Square, Carmar- then 3 minutes' walk from Town Station fully licensed; early possession.—Apply, Buckley's Brewery, Ltd., Carmarthen. TO BE LET, Michaelmas next, the Farms of BLAENPIBYDD, in the Parish of Cilrhedyn, in One Lot; about 200 Acres of Pasture and Arable Land.—Apply, M. Phillips, Pencelly, Hebron. I- WANTED, a BOY for the Yard, must be able to drive.—Apply, Mrs Ellis, Old Plough Hotel. RAPERY.-J. Davies & Son, Cloth Hall. Car- marthen, have a vacancy for a respectable Youth as Apprentice. SHOW ROOMS.—J. Davies & Son, Cloth Hall, Carmarthen, have a vacancy for a Young Lady as Apprentice. CYCLE, Bargain, Marvellous sacrifice. Gent's New Cycle, not used a dozen times, highest grade, best Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes. Two Rim Brakes, Inverted Levers. Latest 1900 machine. beautifully plated and enamelled, also gold lined, Plated rims with enamelled centres, ball bearing free wheel. Mud-guards. Magnificent machine. Cash urgently wanted, £4 10?. Od., complete, with all accessories, Lamp, Bag, Bell, etc, Approval before sash sent.-ini House, Elton, Ashcombe Park Road, Weston-Super Mare. o
THE discussion on the Education Bill during the week has given the Tory Party an oppor- tunity of showing their hatred and distrust of Wales. Mr Lloyd George's, announcement that there would be a Minister of Education for Wales sent Mr Balfour almost into hys- terics, and caused the whole Tory pack to set up a howl of indignation. Mr Balfour s government was quite ready to trifle with devolution for Ireland, but the merest frac- tion of devolution for Wales is quite another affair. The craven fear which the ecclesi- astical party have of ent-rusting Nonconform- ists with self-government in education is really pitiable. And yet they wonder that the Nonconformists are not ready to trust them. lill THE reports in the daily papers show that there is a terrible amount of distress existing in Liaiielly. A local committee has been formed to deal with the problem and one influential local gentleman told his hearers that hundreds of children in that Borough were attending school daily without having had any food in the moaning. No one who has followed the recent history of Llanelly can doubt these statements. The tinplate town has, at times, enjoyed a ceitain km o hollow prosperity; but it appears to have big for its boots." Its methods have been painfully suggestive of a soap bu,bbl.iii brilliant sur- face and nothing more. Its schemes in can- nection with docks and other transactions of 4' Vi a like nature have made it the laughing stock of the kingdom. Instead of blowing soap bubbles, it would be better for the Llanelly men of light and leading to tiy to give the town some solid foundation of prosperity. By the admission of the Llanelly people them- selves, the actual increase of population is not equal to the excess of births over deaths, so that there is a steady flow of emigration from the town. Such facts require no com- ment. In one of its swell-headed moods, Llanelly built a Townhall for which it has about as much use as a man with two wooden legs has for a pair of dancing pumps.. In a desperate endea-vour to find some use for this precious pile, the Llanelly people have re- sorted to all sorts of tricks. It is a. fine hall; but since it was built its owners have been scheming to saddle as much of its cost as they can on the county. Having had their pound of flesh for tne petty sessional courts, they have now conceived the farcical idea, that all the county business ought to be transacted at Llanelly. It would be quite as sane to propose that it be transacted at Newcastle Emlyn or Whitland. One corner of the county is as good as another! The reason given for this is that certain cooked statistics shows Llanelly to be equal to two-fifths of the county, and therefore all the members of the public bodies should leave the central town and go there to transact public business. It is useless discussing statistics which are ir- relevant. IV hen a candidate ,applies for a public post, wo do not enquire whether he really has fourteen children as he alleges. The size of his family is not the question at all. The question is his fitness for the post. What the County Council has to deal with next Wednesday is not the population of Llanelly, but its suitability for a county town. Despite the desperate efforts of the LIa nelly members, the attempt has no great chance of success, even though a knot of Eastern members have resolved to vote for the motion irrespective of all argument. But it is to be hoped that the remainder of the county will awake, and settle once for all, this long drawn out vendetta against the Ancient Borough of Carmarthen. Could the case be argued on its merits, it would be laughed out of court in five minutes as a piece of Pather good bounce; but when the resit of a scattered county has to contend against a well drilled pail'ty of tacticians who will vote mechanically the matter is not so simple. Still now that the whole of Carmarthenshire has had its eyes opened, less patience than has hitherto been the rule will be extended to this aspiring Borough. Vaulting ambition often o'erleaps itself.
ZION PBESBYTEUIAN CHURCH.—The Rev. Professor Norman Jones, M.A., Trevecca, will occupy the pulpit at this church on Sun- day. Sr. PETEII'S CHOIR.—Mr MaJkin, F.R.C.O., of Stcke-cn-Trent, has. been appointed by the vicar (Archdeacon Evans) organist and choir- master of Sit. Peters Church, Carmarthen RENT Atinix -The haltf yearly rent audit of the West Waleidisti-ict of the Stepney estate was hoi a at the Swan Inn, Carmar- then, on Saturday. Mr T. Jones, the agent, was present. SWANSEA POLICE TRip.-Tlie second party of the Swansea Police had an outing to Car- marthen on Wednesday. They drove "round the bridges," and enjoyed the sights of the town and district. VOLUNTEERS IN CAMP.-The advance party of the local volunteer corps left Carmarthen on Friday night for the encampment on Salisbury Plain. The main party will leave Carmarthen on Saturday. (MR Llewelyn Williams, M.P., took part in the lively discussion in the House of Com- mons on Tuesday, which arose "out of the Government's proposal to create a National Education Council for Wales.. MASONIC TRip.-Tlie Prince of Wales Lod,o of b i coniasons (Llianelly) had their annual outing to Carmarthen on Saturday. They arrived here by train, and afterwards drove to Llandilo. On their return to Carmarthen, tlioy wi dinner at the Ivy Bush Roval Hotel, under the presidency of Mr Samuel Watkin- son. ST. PETERS BIBLE CLASS.—On Thursday, the 2th inst., St. Peters Bilble. Class had a very enjoyable trip to the Mumbles, through the generosity of the teacher, Mr W. J. Williams, Cambnay House. On the, return journey, a hearty vote of tkinks was passed to Mr W. J. W illiams, and a general hope was expressed that he would long live to be then- teacher. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRJlARY. The Secre- tai-y begs- respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of the following £ 1 19s from the Employees of Peimbrey Copper Works; peri- odica s Mr R. James, Bridge street; Miss Lloyd 32, The Avenue; Miss Hughes Ty- Hawddgar; v ather George, St. Mary's' Mis- sion House), and Lady Hills Johnes; flowers, Mrs Miles, Abergwili. POLLUTED WATER.—There is a general cry going up about the quality of the water with which the people of Carmarthen are supplied by the Corporation. In some parts of the town, it has been dloudy and odorous; but matters seem to have re.ached a climax at Johnstown. There the fluid has been so repulsive that it is believed that matter of a peculiarly objectionable kind has got into the wiater supply somehow. As a. result crowds of people may be seen going to fetch water from a ii-ell at Millbank, for they won't touch the Carmarthen water at any price. MEETING OF TEACHERS.—At a meeting on Saturday at the Quay-street Council School, Carmarthen, Mr R. H. Tyler, in the ohair, a resolution supporting Clause 36 of the Educa- tion Bill putting an end to the teacher's register in its present form was passed. It also declared that no register would be satis- factory to the tetacliers of the country unless jt, "'2™. UP in conformity with the Act ot loJJ. Air D. Maurice Jones was appointed to represent the association at a conference in Shrewsbury in September next, to deal with the proposed formation of a National edeiration of Teachers for Wales. LAMMAS STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL.-This Sun- day School had its annual trip on the 12th inst.. Aberystwith being selected as the place for the outing. Two special trains, starting at 7.20 a.m. and 7.40 a.m. respectively, con- veyed the excursionists to Aberystwith, which was reached shortly after 10 o'clock. Luncheon and tea were provided at the new Market Hall, and all the arrangements for a pleasurable day were admirably carried out. The party which was accompanied by the Rev D. Evans (pastor) and Mrs Evans, Mr John Davies and Mr T. J. Thomas (superinten- dents), and Mr Oliver Parry (secretary) ar- rived home about 10 p.m.—On Thursday (yesterday) Mr Lewis Davies's class had a trap to Llajistephan. SANATORIUM COMMITTEE.—A special meet- ing of the Sanatorium Committee was held at ;'fylni"yrd' on Monday. There were pre- HinL' ril nies Drummond, Bt., Sir James HvHs-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., CoL Davies- Pov-ell' A,- if i°n'T?r £ oodall> Dr Joshua p, P! Pr Bowen Jones, Dr Roberts (Llanybytlier), the contractor (Mr Kees Davies amd several others. The princi- pal question considered was the laying out of the grounds and temporary arrangements as to the disposal of the rubbish arising out of the excavations, but the general laying out of the grounds was not decided on, as a great deal of this will be done by the patients as a healthful recreation, and as part of the treat- ment they will undergo at the sanatorium. DEATH OF AUS EMILY JONES.-We regret to record the death of Mrs Emily Jones, wife of Mr John Jones, which occurred at her home, 73, St. Catherine street, on the 12th inst. The deceased is survived by a husband and five young children, and with them general sympathy i.s felt in their great bereavement. :1T I" J°neis, who was a faithful member of I) 01 I'Sitree C.M. Church, was 33 years of Tr of, her death. The funeral Davkl'J oLW mtn' took Place at St" ers11 cliu S T A ;°^ay- The mourn- eis (included the husband, Messrs Dd Evans Ebenezer Evans, and William Evans Tre- artshy (brothers), and Messrs Dd. Jones Wm H1" T"- .^othere-in-km).' A '• "• J?n«3 (minister of Water- C.M. Church) officiated at the house, and the Rev Owen Jones, curate of St. David's at the graveside. LODGERS.—Old and new lodgers who claimed last year n.ust renew their claims not later than the 25th July inst. INDUCTION OF THE REV D. E. WILLIAMS.— Services in connection with the ordination of Mr David E. WIIII^MS, B.A. (son of Mis Williams, of Wood's-row, Carmarthen) and husi induction as pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Blaiiia, were held on Sunday and )1 cnday. The charge to the pastor was given by Principal Morris, .and the charge to the Church by the Rev E. U. Thomas, Carmar- then. BALE OF PROPERTY.—At the Boar's Head Hotel, Cararthen, on Saturday, Messrs Lloyd and Thomas offered fcr sale two free- hold dwelling-houses at Johnstown, known as Rose Cottages, which had been jointly rented at £19 per annum, the landlord pay- ing rates and taxes. The houses were-boolight as one lot for i.290 by Miss Evans, Sido House, Johnstown. The solicitors were Messrs Morgan Griffiths, Son, and Prosser, Carmarthen. ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.—On Sunday, Dr Mostyn, :the Roman Catholic Bishop of Menevia, performed his visitation of St. Mary's Church, Carmarthen. Twenty- four candidates were confirmed. In the course of his sermon, the Bishop dealt exclu- sively with matters of ecclesiastical discipline Ho said that although all were bound to be present at Mass on Sunday under pain of sin, mere attendance at Mass did not fulfil the duty of keeping the Sunday holy. The other sevices of the church should be attended, and a part of the day given to the reading of spiritual books and other practices of devo- tion. The annual Easter Communion re- quired as an essentiall of Church membership was not of itself sufficient for the needs of the soml; and more frequent communion was highly desirable. He again emphasised the point that parents who Sient their children to other than Roman Catholic schools should consult mm about it. CARMARTHEN BADGER CLUB.-Though none too diligent in their pur nits, the members of the Carmarthen Badger Club, which is of comparatively recent formation, have had some capital, not to say exciting, rsport this year. Since January they have bagged no fewer than eight beautiful animals, the captures being made at Cii-aiilfialis, Mydrim (2), Pentowyn, Llanstephan (1), Rhos Goch, St.- Clears (3), and Ferry Farm, LLanstephan (2). Such a rare good sport as Captain Spence-Jones, Pantglas, is apprehensive of too speedy an extermination of the burrow- ing animal, for in a letter he has written to Mr Herbert Davies, Half Moon Hotel, the president of the club, he says:—"I fear you will entirely exterminate the badger if you are continually catching them, which would be a pity, as. they are getting very scarce in 11 t-I most parts now, and really don't do any harm, in spite of the wonderful stories one reads in papers of them attacking people. So spare a few for future use." DEATH OF MR HIRAM JCNES.—Both finan- cial and social circles in Swansea have lost a prominent figure in Mr Hiram S. Jones stockbroker, Wind-street, who passed away on Luonday might at his residence, No. 11 Miinador Crescent. To immediate acquaint- ances the end was not altogether unexpected for "Hrraan," as he was familiarly called, had been ill for some- months past. In January, he contracted rheuma,tic fever, and compli- cations followed which could not be arrested. Five weeks the deceased was at Langland Bay, and for two months at Llandrindod Wells, 'returning to Mid-Wales only last Saturdia}'. "The immediate cause of death was dropsy. Mr Jones, who was only 35 years of age, was the eldest son of Mr H. H. Jones, metallurgist, 10, Francis-terrace, Carmar- then. In Wind street, "Hiram," genial and courteous, and always well-groomed, was a familiar figure. For twelve years he wias with Messrs S. P. Wills and Son, stock- brokers, and during a great portion of this time was their manager. Nine years ago he started on his own account higher up the street, and his simairtness and urbanity got him a good clientele, and the business grew to such proportions that within the past year a, move was made into more commodious pre- mises. Since January, hwever, he was un- able to give .personal attention, and Mr S. C. Reynolds, his manager, carried on the busi- ness in his absence. Deceased was an enthu- siastic members of the 3rd G.V.R. Cyclist CoPps which lie joined in 1890 and being sub- sequently transerred into the orderly depart- ment, he was presented by his cyclist col- leagues with a sword of honour as a mark of esteem. Charity movements, too, found in him a warm friend, and he was chairman of the carnival committee of 1903, and treasurer of several of these functions, including the recent one. In regard to the httr, it is now somewhat pathetic to relate that he telegraphed from Llandrindod wishing the carnival every success. Deceased leaves a widow and a little girl, with whom the deep- est sympathy is felt by a, large circle of friends. The death is saddened by the fact that deceased's father was in America, and was unable to return in time to see his son alive. The funeral taikes place to-day (Fri- day) at the Mumbles Cemetery, and the cor- tege leaves the house at 11 a.m. (for men only).
Carmarthenshire Bankruptcy Court. The monthly sitting of the Carmarthen- shire Bankruptcy Court was held at the Car- marthen Guildhall, on Wednesday (before Mr Registrar Thomas Parkinson). The examina- tions were conducted by Mr Thomas Thomas, official receiver for the Swansea and Carmar- then Districts. In the case of David Rees it was stated that the bankupt had been a woollen manufac- turer at AMtyeaifain Factory, Llandyssul, but was latterly working as a labourer at Park- rest Farm, near Newcastle Emlyn. His gross liabilities were t276, his assets being nil. His failure was said to be due to sick- ness and death in family and bad debts.—The examination was provisionally closed. The next case was that of Emily Lloyd, wife of Thomas Lloyd, who had been t.rading on her own account as a confectioner and saddler at Waterloo House, Pontwelly, Llan- dyssul. Her gross liabilities were L209, the deficiency being JE141. The causes of her faiilu re were alleged to be insufficient trade to pay expenses, heavy outlay in building bake- house, and a loss by an auction sale. She commenced business after her husband's bankruptcy. This was two years ago, and she had no capital.—Mr James John, solici- tor, Carmarthen, appeared for the debtor whose examination was provisionally closed.' William Jones, it was stated, had been a miller and collier, and had lived at Drys- gyrch Mill, Llangendeirne. The gross lia- bilities were JE130, the deficiency being tiog. His failure was said to be due to illness and death in family and insufficient trade to pay expenses. Mr James John, solicitor, Car- marthen, appeared for the bankrupt, whose examination was provisionally closed.
The Llandovery Centenarian. ■INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Mr Joseph Glass, the Llandovery centen- ariaill, was buried on Tuesday at Capel Dewi Saiit, Llanwrda. Although harvesting opera- tions were in full swing, a large number of farmers left their fields to pay a tribute of respect to his memory. The Vicar, the Rev Eben Lloyd, and the curate, the Rev J. Davies, officiated. A Llandovery corres- pondent writes that the deceased, with whom he was acquainted many years ago, used to speak with pride of the big amounts he used to be paid in the Llandovery district for keep- ing the chimneys of the local squires free from soot. At Glaiibrane he was paid as much as f:30, and in other places in Carmar- thenshire and Pembrokeshire sums varying from zC20 to £50 a year. He dwelt with sad- hess. on the fact that to-day chimneys are swept by gentlemen's own employees. The last photograph of Glass was taken by Mr Allan O. Davies on the 1st of May last and his age then was given as 104. Lady LloYd of Bronwydd. presented Glass with a walking s.ick, which bore an inscription on a silver plate. This stick deceased willed to Sir Ma i t ei ne.
LLANDYFEILOG. DEATH OF MRS HANNAH JONES, BYRBWLL — We regret to record the death of Mis Hannah Jones, widow of the late Mr Howell Jones which took place at Byrbwll farm, on Satur- day. The deceased, who was 7o years of age, is survived by five sons, two of whom are in America. She was a member of Rama Inde- pendent Church and was one of the most highly respected inhabitants of the parish. The funeral took place on Thursday (yester- day) at Philadelphia.
London College of Music Examination. The Midsumimer examinations of the Lon- don College of Music were held at the Assembly Rooms, on Saturday, July 14th. The examiner was Mr G. D. Rawle, Mus. Bac. (London), and Miss B. Cooke, L.R.A.M., the local representative. Tho following candi- dates were successful:— Diploma of Associate (A.L.C.M.): Miss Maggie Jones, Pencader, pupil of Miss B. ^coke, L.R.A.M., L.L.C.M. Miss Winnie Davies, Kidwelly, pupil of Mr Luther Owen, Llanelly Miss Maggie Jones, Lianely, pupil of Mr W. J. Bowen, A.L.C.M. Intermediate Section: Miss Gladys Rees (pass)^ pupil of Mr Jones, Llandefeilog; Master Eustace Spurry (pass), pupil of Miss Thomas, A.L.C.M. Elementary Section: Miss Maggie M. Lewis (hononrs )j Master Edwin Phillips (honours), Miss Marian Edwards (honours), all pupils of Miss May Davies, L.L.C.M., Whitland; Miss Rachel nomall-, Llandilo (honours), pupil of ->iiss B. Edwards, A.L.C.M., Llandilo; Miss Jennie Morgan (honours), pupil of Miss May Roberts, Cardi- gan. Primary Section (Pass): Miss Sarah W. Jones, pupil of Miss Thomas, A.L.C.M. Miss Mary J. —owelds and Sarah Davies, pupils of Miss. E. A. Howells, Fishguard; Miss Annie E. Davies anji Miss Elizabeth M. Thomas, pupils of Miss Thotams, A.L.C.M. Only three Di.ploma candidates, were suc- cessful out of eight, Miss Maggie Jones, Pen- cader, pupil of Miss Cooke, gaining the high- est number of marks.
Tennis. LLANDILO V. CARMARTHEN. On Thursday last the Town team visited Llandilo, and had a most enjoyable outing. The weather was perfect, and the courts, which by the way are very prettily situated, were in fairiy good order. An excellent tea was provided on the ground, to which it is needless to say, the visitors did full justice. During the match a large number of specta- tors lined the courts, and the pretty dresses of the ladies added a pleasant colouring to the scene. The interest taken in the game by the Llandilo public was quite refreshing to the visitors after such a long experience of the apathy of the resident a of Carmarthen to the premier summer game. Unfortunately Llandilo were unable to get a couple of their best players out, and Carmarthen had a very easy victory, winning by 14 events to un, 28 sets to nil, and 177 games to 64. Owing to the lack of time, all the events were not played. The players and results were:— Mixed Doubles. Miss Gwladys Thomas and Mr D. J. Davies won against 11rs C. Thomas and Mr H. A. Thomas (captain), 6-0, 6-0; Miss Hughes and Mr E. B. Terrell, 6-2, 6-4; Miss L. Davies and Mr D. Davies, 6-2, 6-2; Miss Geprge a.nd Mr Lewis, 6-0, 6-1. Miss Lizzie Jones and Mr P. M. L. O'Sulli- van (captain) won against Hughes and Mr E. B. Terrell, 6-1, 6-4; Miss L. Davies and Mr D. Davies, 6-1, 6-2; Miss George and Mr Lewis, 6-1, 6-1. Mi-s C. Thomas and Mr H. A. i nomas were not met. Miss Lilian Harries and Mr G. B. Isaac won against Miss Hughes and Mr E. B. Terrell, 6-2; 6-1; Mirss George and Mr Lewis, 6-3, 6-2. Mrs C. Thomas and Mr H. A. Thomas; and L. Davies and Mr D. Davies were not met. Miss Margie Brokie and Mr D. Roberts won against Mi's C. Thomas and Mr H. A. Thomas, 7-5, 6-4. The others were not met. Gent.'s Doubles. Messrs D. J. Davies and P. M. O'Sullivaai won against Messrs E. B. Terrell and H. A. Thomas, 6-3, 6-2; Messrs D. Davies and —. Lewis, 6-0. 6-2. Messiis. G. B. Isaac and D. Roberts won against Messrs Terrell and Thomas, 6-1, 6-4; Messrs D. Davies and Lewis, 6-2, 14-12.
A Pontyberem Man gets too much Law. UNIQUE MAINTENANCE CASE. At Lanelly on Tuesday Mary Ann Thomas, of Tumble-road, summoned her husband, David Thomas, Penybont. Pontyberem, for! arrears, amounting to £ 1, under a main- tenance order. At the last court applicant stated that the order had been in existence six years, and although there had been no cohabitation, intercourse had taken place several times in each year, and eleven months ago a child had been born. Mi's Thomas, re-called, stated that she had not desired that they should resume marital relations. Cross-examined by Mr Ludford, who ap- peared for the defence, witness stated that her husband had overpowered her on each oc- casion. By the Bench: Do you still say that?—Yes. I was walking out, and had to return home from Pontyberem through a wood and he used to watch me. The Magistrates' Clerk: But you told the last court th..t atll the intercourse took place in the house?—Some of the acts took place in the house when I was alone. Mr LudiordalSiked the Bench to disregard the evidence of the applicant on this point. There was not a single word said at the last comrt that defendant had committed a na-pe upon her. Mr D. R. Edmunds (who appeared for tne applicant): This is a very extraordinary case. If your Woi-sliips will listen to the arguments of my friend, you will simply be placing a, premium on the gratification of lust. Mr Ludford I rise to a point of order. I miKjht have said that this man was not the nn°r ^le child, but I have not done so. The Bench said that there was a recent dictufm of the President in the Probate Divi- sion that such acts did not put an end to the covenants in the deeds of a separation, but tihc-y did put an end to the separation it-self, and that was understood in that court. Mr Ludford: That is a very important die- turn. Mr Joseph Williams: May I ask whether there is any chance of bringing about a recoil- ciliation between these two loving hearts i (laughter). Mr Edmunds: No. I am afraid there is no chance. Continuing, he submitted that the oixler was binding until it was discharged, and that the arrears must be paid. The magistrates' clerk suggested that the case should be adjourned in order that the de- fendant might make a substantive application to the court. Mr Ludfoi-d (after consulting his client): I don't know whether this wilL solve the legal difficulty. My client prefers paying the amount of arrears as he has already had enough law. The Bench It is a very happy ending to the case.
ABERGORLECH. On Saturday and Sunday, the 7th and 8th ins-t., the anniversary services were held in connection with Abergorlech Independent Church. The special preachers for the ocoa- jell were the Rev T. E. James, Carmarthen and the Rev D. Williams. Abergwili. The services were all will iitteud«l.
Unconscious Painter at Briton Ferry. RESCUE EFFECTED BY CARMARTHEN MAN. On Tuesdy morning. Mr David Evans, ship- brker, of Briton Ferry, on entering his office noticved a strong smell of gas, and immediate ly searched for the leak. Hhe traced the gas to a shop below his office, which was rented by F. W. Lewis, painter and decorateor. He sent to Lewis's lodgings, and a fellow-lodger Mr Noah Harries, foatoerly of Carmarthen, come and entered the premises thrugh one of the windows, all the doors being locked. Lewis was found lying on the fioor uncon- scious. He was taiken to the surgery of Dr. Harry, which is next door, and artificial means of restoration, after several hours, were successful. There was an escape of gas close to the meter where Lewis was lying. Lewis told his landlady that he was going to Swansea on Monday, and as he did not re- turn home on Monday night some uneasiness was felt as to his whereabouts. r Noah Harries is a son of Mr David Harries, 8, Francis ten-ace, Carmarthen. -IC:III>
The Cymmrodorion Society. CONVERSAZIONE AT THE MANSION HOUSE. one of the most successful conversaziones ever held by the Honourable Society of Cym- mrodorion took place on Monday night at the Mansion House. London, where the members and their friends to the number of some 600 were entertained by the Lord Mayor. The guests were received in the saloon by Six alter Vaughaii Morgan and the Lady Mayoress (Mi's Hornby Steer), who were sup- ported by the Right Hon. Viscount Tredegar, president of the Society, and the sheriffs, Sir George Smallman and Sir T. V. Bowater. Among those present were Lord Glantawe, the Hon. William Napier Brace, Sir Hugh Owen. G.C.B., Sir Lewis Morris, Sir Owen Roberts. General R. Owen Jones, C.B., the Hon. Mrs Bulkeley Owen, Mr Frank Edwards M.P., Mrs Edwards, and Miss Myfanwy Ed- wards, Mrs and Miss Lloyd George, Mr Timothy Davies, M.P. and Mrs Davies, Mrs Llewelyn Williams, Mr J. D. Rees, M.P., Mr Clifford Cory, M.P., Mrs Ben White and Miss Batrngton Jones, Mr and Miss Vincent Evans. Mr J. H. Davies (Cwirtmawr), Mr R. 0. Davies, J.P., Mr and Mrs John Hinds, Dr R. L. Thoanas. Mr Ben Harries, Mr J. Owaen Evans (.Mayor of Carnarvon), Mr Darbishire, Mr W. E. Davies, Dr Owen Pritchard (High Sheriff of Anglesey), )1T Pritchard Jones, Fleet Surgeon Lloyd Thomas, Madame Clara Novello Davies.Ir Henry Radcliffe, Dr J. T. Jamic-s, Dr Pugh. Brighton, Dr Fred Roberts, Mr R. A. Roberts (Record Office), Mr William Evans (chief officital receiver), Mr R. A. Griffith (Elphin), Mrs Katie Thomas, Mrs Arthur Hughes (Holland Park), etc. The programme of music was an excellent one. Mr John Thomas (harpist to the King), who had kindly volunteered to give a solo on the harp, received an ovation. The list of artistes included Miss Edith Evans (a recent National Eisteddfod winner), Miss Gwlajrds Roberts, Mr R. Festyn Davies, Mr Trevor Evans (Marriston), Miss Llewela Davies: (pianoforte), Mr Raymond Jeremy, winner of the Ada Lewis scholarship at the Royal Academy (violin). Mr F. C. Barker (harp), and the Cymmrodorion Glee Singers (con- ducted by Mr Merlin Morgan, under the direction of Mr J. T. Lewis). In the saloon the string band of his Majesty's Scots Guards plaved, under the conductorship of Mr F. Wood. A very coruial vote of thanks was accorded to the Lord Mayor for his hospitality, on the proposal of Lord Tredegar.
Bicycle Theft at Llanelly. At Llanelly Police-court on Wednesday, John Tabor, Dillwyn street, Llanelly, was charged with stealing a bicycle, value JE2 10s, the property d Mr Wiliam Williams, "Ship" Cycle Works, Llanelly. Other charges were preferred against the defendant, viz., steal- ing three brushes, value 6s 7d, the property of Mr J. B. Hairries, builder, Llanelly, and obtaining by false pretences, seven brushes, five knives, and a set of graining coombs, valued at 17s 2d, the property of Mr David Harries, ironmonger, Llanelly. Mr J. Lewis Phillips represented the defendant. Tabor pleaded guilty to stealing the bicycle, but not to the last two charges. The Bench sen- tenced the .prisoner to one month's imprison- ment with hard labour for stealing the bicycle, and dismissed the two latter cases.
Local Will. DR T. EVANS, NEW QUAY. Dr Thomas Evans, M.D., of Park House, New Quay, Cardigan, formerly house surgeon at Portsmouth Hospital, and medical officer of health for the lower division of the Aber- ayron Union, chairman of the old School Board, and manager of the New Quay group of schools, who died on the 25th March last, aged 603 years, left estate of the gross value of £ 2.5-33 2s 4d, including t2,447 10s 4d in net personalty. Probate of his will, which beaa-s date the 19th October. 1897. with fhree codi- cils. has been granted to Mr John Davies, of Tanyfron Villa, Aberayron, surgeon, and Mr Evan James Davies, of Glyn, New Quay, chemist. The testator desired that his body should be carried to and from the church where the funeral service is held bv the local coast guardsmen, and he leu. his estate in trust for his wife and children until his youngest child attains the age of 21 years. when he directed that this estate should be divided between his wife and children in equal shares, but directed that the shares of his daughters Elizabeth Claudia and Alice Blodwen should be zC400 less than the shares of his other children and wife, they having received this sum between them upon the death of their grandmother, and he directed that any other sums advanced to his chil- I ciKidreti should be brought into account against their shares.
Pembroke Dock Schoolmaster Dies in a Train. The sudden death occurred on Friday after- neon of Mr J. R. Nor lis, schoolmaster of the Coronation Schools, Pembroke Dock. The deceased had been ailing for some time. and was on his way home, having been for a month at Brecon for the benefit of his health. He was accompanied home by his daughter and his brother, Mr W. T. Norris. When the train, due at Builth Road at 2.30, arrived there it was found that he had succumbed to consumption. Deceased's wife had pre- deceased him twelve months.
Pembrokeshire C.M. Presbytery At Sclva the monthly meetings were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Methodist Chapel. On Tuesday, under the presidency of the pastor, Rev E. J. Herbert, a scriptural subject was discussed. On Wednesday a con- ference was held. The Rev Geo. Morgan occupied the chair. On the motion of the Rev W. P. Jones, M.A., B.D., Penffordd, seconded by Mr H. W. Evans, Solva, a reso- lution was passed urging the necessity of Welsh being taught in the elementary schools and that a letter to -this effect be sent to the director of education. Preaching services were held on both days.
Railway Company and Dairy Farmers. A meeting was recently held between the Great Western and Somerset and Dorset Rail way Companies and the Somerset Dairy Far- mer's Association to consider and discuss the following points (1) The existing charges for carriage df cheese from Highbridge. (2) the description of truck required for conveyance of cheese; (3) the h-antlling cf cheese in load- ing and carting (4) delay in transit of cheese and (o) losses of cheese in transit. The result of the conference has now been made knowi. Mr F. Body is the local hon. Seel-etai-v of the Somerset Dairy Farmers' Association, and Mr Lewis Jones acts in the same capacity for the South Wales District.
LLANDEBIE. AT an early hour on Monday, a motor ear accident occurred at Lla, Carmarthen- shire. A party of motorists were returning j home to Morriston when the car, rearing j dangerous portion of the road, swerved into a ditch. The occupants were severely shaken, and had to charter a trap to take them hoUlo.
The Churches. Bethlehem Chapel, Cadle, has passed a vote of tthe deepest sympathy with their pastor, tHe Rev John Davies, in his illness, and re- leasing him for three months from the care of the church. The rev. gentleman was taken ill at the conference at Festiniog last week, and was unaible to preach the Union sormu. Mr Davies arrived home on Friday evening, and acting upot the advice of Dr Eraser, of Forestfach, has cancelled all engagements for the next three months. The following appointments have been made in the diocese of St. David's:—Rev J. Lambert Rees, B.Sc., rector of LLanddowror, Carmarthen, to be organising secretary for the S.P.G. in the diocese; Rev John Williams late curate of Llanelly, Carmarthen, to the vicarage of Llanddewi Velifrey, Pembroke. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
Death of Lady Curzon. The death of Lady Curzon on Wednesday will excite general regret. She never got over the severe illness from which she suffered two years ago, and her death was due to a return of the old trouble. Lady Curzon was a daughter of the late Mr Leiter, a wealthy American, and was a woman not only of con- siderable personal attractions, but of very great ability. She spent some years in this country before she married Mr Curzon, as he then was. HeT charm of manner and her bright intelligence made her a popular mem- ber of society, and she did much to add to the success and brilliancy of her husband's career in India. One of her sisters is married to the Earl of Suffolk an danother to Captain Colin Campbell, who was on Lord Curzon's staff in India.
The Curse of the Cigarette. -ne above is the somewhat startling title of an article written by the Editor in the July Number of "Pearson's Magazine"; and smokers and iion-sinol-eri alike will do well to read it. For the comfort of the former, be it said that the crusade advocated by the Editor is not directed against smokers as a class, but against the boy smokers who are too often al- lowed to undermine their health when they scarcely enter their teens by the smoking of cigarettes. Here are some startling facts from the article :— "There is overwhelming evidence to &how that juvenile smoking is an evil of the fisrt magnitude—an evil which is sapping our boy's strength, and so undermining our national manhood. "Over one hundred million cigarettes are sold weekly in the United Kingdo min penny packets alone. "Ihis stupendous fact was ascertained by Mr Austen Chamberlain when Chancellor of the Exchequer. And the sale of the penny packet is chiefly among boys and youths. Those one hundred million cheap cigarettes represent so many little tubes of poison. "ihe habit of tobacco smoking grows apace among our people. Fifty years ago only abut one pound of tobacco was smoked yearly per head; now the amount is more than twice as much. "The total weight of the tobacco consumed yearly in this country amounts to 86,745,000 pounds, and the total sum spent by the nation on snuff, cigars, and tobacco is t25,000,000 yearly—more than twelve times the amount contributed to Christian missions. "In the last ten years cigarette-smoking has increased 150 per cent., chieflly through the increase of juvenile smoking, fostered by the cheap and tempting packet, which has brought tobacco within the reach of every boy with a penny to spend. "Recently a tobacconist's shop in London was placed under observation for a short time and it was found that the youths who entered it were in the proportion of seven to one man. They were bent, of course, on buying cigar- ettes, and were probably in ignorance of the emphatic declaration of Od' William Mac. Kenzie, the greatest throat specialist who ever lived, that of all forms of smoking, cigar ette-smoking was the most injurious. "Tobacco is the admitted cause of upwards of eighty disease, including blindness and cancer of the lower lip and tongue., and is credited with killing 20,000 in our land every year. "Bvs who simoke seem to have their moral sensibilities blunted, so that they are led into other vices easily.. A doctor examined thirty boy smokers, between the ages of nine and fifteen. In twenty-two he found serious disorders and a more or less marked taste, generated by tobacco, for drink. The cigar- ette in the mouth of the boy, therefore, is a doubly accairsed thing—accursed for the phy- sical evils it brings about, and accursed for the moral evils. "When the Boer war broke out. in the Man- chester district aloaie 11,000 who volunteered to fight for their country. 8,000 were at once rejected as physically unfit, and only 1,200 finally passed the doctors. The chief cause of unfitness was proved to be smoking as boys and youths. "A breeder of cattle who only got 1,200 physically-developed animals out of 11,000 reared to full age would call a haJt and begin to think, and this is what the British nation must do or go to pieces.
Proposed Diversion of the Loughor. At a meeting of the Llanelly Harbour Trunt held on Monday, Mr. J. S. Tregoning presiding. Mr. John Rees, the harbonr superintendent, submitted a report on his visit to Mr Wheeler, of Boston, with regard to the proposed building of a training wall by means of sandbags and fascines, suggested by Air. John Walters, for the purpose of dirt-rting the course of tne River Loughor. Mr Wheeler, who was an authority on the subject failed to why sand bags should not prove effective in the case of Llanelly. S!ag would be cheaper to ase at Llanelly but the objection to slag was the same as to heavy fascine work, viz., that it would not permit of the desired tentative experimental and cheap use. Mr Kees advoeated the construction of a spur of sandbags or any cheap material, purely as ar experiment to demonstrate whether or not the fresh water of the Loughor River could be brought down to Loughor Lighthouse. Mr. John Waters objected to engaging an expert. He would prefer letting the matter drop than pay the expenses of an expert. They had practically ruined the town. J Ultimately it was decided to defer the matter until a report from the Board of Trade was rccaived.
&LAXAMMAN\ CHILD INJCBED -Sarah Jane Lewis, aged nine, daughter of Mr Henry Lewis. Ffrwd liJas> trianamman, was severelv iniureW Amman Bridge, Glanamman, on Wednesday by being run over by a van owned by Mr J H Jones bakor Brynamman. Five of her ribs were fractured, whilst she also sustained so £ wounds and injuries to the right shouffi! he ciuvei w as proceeding at a slow rate. The bridge whore the accident occuired is a verit- awkward U «<>
PENCADER. ORDINATION.—On Mondnv YI~ T • B A r>f Tu.io IJVa-V Mr Jas. Davies, was ordaiiKxl to S°llcge' 'CTSr1' n TS"^wb!hesS°.nns: Bangor, preached on Chuieh Principles » Rev T. Lloyd Jones, • o-L).. I encade;, •■•lire-red the charge to the minister, and the i!;>v G. Griffiths 1 entrcestyll, to the Church. Other gentlemen took pa.it an the proceedings.
CROSS HANDS. THE workmen at the Cross Hands Colliery, numbering 330. gave a fort11ight' notice on Saturday morning owing to thr- non_Unionists. The position is as likely to become critical. regarded
BIRTH. Street at t^K' -Albion Inn, Davi^da^hte?6 Mr MARRIAGES. STEPKEXS-DA VIES.-July 14 th, at Crescent Chapel, Newtown, by the Rev Edward 1 am, M.A A. A Stephens, surveyor of taxes, Manchester, to Mary Anne Davies, J antglas, Llandilo. MACAETHY-DAVIES.—July 17th, at the Regis- try Office. Carmarthen, Mr Geo. Maoarthy to Miss Maria Davies, daughter of the late Mr W. Davies, contractor. Union street Carmarthen. 1