Talley Agricultural Society. Z> SUCCESSFUL SHOW AT PUMPSAINT. The twelfth annual show organised by the Talley Agricultural Society was held at Pumpsaint on Wednesday the 14th inst. Tliei-o was a good lot of Black Cattle and < f Shorthornssome of the ;best being exhibited 4>y the President—and a few good Heietoid>>. Sheen were one of the 'best ft i. luies of the show, and the ponies were a numerous sec- tion", full of good quality. There was a fine display of garden produce. The Judges were: Mack cattle and pigs, 'Mr D. Jenkins, Cerrig Trane, Taly'oont; Shorthorn cattle and Lowland slH ep, Mr J. liees, Dolgwm, Hereford catt!e and Highland sheep, Mr J Clement, Llwyn jack, Llandovery; Cart horses, Mr S. Da vies, Coedpaic, Lampeter; HI cklleys and ponies, T. Davies Lleohwedd Stud Farm, Llanvhvther; Poultry, Mr \Y. M. Davies, 32. New road. Llandilo; Garden produce, Mr J. Jones, Cwm Anne; Dairy produce, Mr A. E. James, Cnigau. The Stewards were: Black cattle and pigs. Mr D. Evans, Glanyrafonddu-isaf Shorthorn cattle and Lowland sheep, Mr T. Thomas, Doleugleision; Hereford cattle and Highland sheep. Rev F. Long Price, King's Court; Cart horses, Mr S. Williams, GlanyranueU, Hacknevs and ponies. Mr D. Lewis, Goleu- goed; Poultry, Rev \V. Jones-Davies. Ty- cerrig; Garden produce, etc., Mr D. R. Williams, Borthyn; vet. surgeon, Mr W M. Williams, M.R.C.V.S., Lampeter. Sir James H. W. Drnmmund, Bart., c.B. Lord Lieutenant of the County, is the presi- dent of the society, and the vice-presidents are Lieut.-Gen Sir James Hills-Johnes, .C., G.C.B. Ddlaucothi; Mr H. Meuric Lloyd, Delfryn Mr J. M. Davies. Fn odvale Mr F. D. Williams-Drunimoiul, Haiodneddyn Ca'pt. Lloyd. Brunant; Capt. Methuen, Llvstroyddin Capt. Clifton: Mr G. Lock- hart Ross, Cranmere Hall. Fal.enham; Col. Davies. Rhosybedw; Mrs t-.I)j )Iiii, Surbiton, Surrey. The secretarial duties are ably disohargd by All- S. M. Jones, Plas. Talley, whilst Mr L. Bowen, Edwinsford Lodge, acts as treasurer. In the afternoon a public 'luncheon was held at the Dolaucothy Arm,. The chair was occupied by Sir James Drummond, Bt., and the catering of Mr Casburn gave every satisfaction, After the usual loyal toasts had been duly honoured, The President proposed the "Judges." He hoped that the judges would he as candid as Mr Burnett had been the other day at Llawfynydd. Mr D. Jenkins said that the Black cattle were a really good lot. He hoped that the Welsh cattle, cobs and ponies would be kept up to such a high standard that people from other countries wanting good stock would come to Carmarthenshire. Mr John Ilees complimented them on the Shorthorns and on the sheep especially. He hoped that they would bring some of the sheep to Lampeter that day week. Mr T. Davies said that the quality of the hackneys was very good, some of them were fit to sliow anywhere. Mr S. Davies said that the carters with a fell- exceptlolls were not as good as they might be. He hoped that they would set about getting a light railway for the dis- trict. Mr A. E. Jones said that the butter was very good but the cheese was all skim milk. That was out of date. They should go in for whole millk cheese. They ought to endeavour to improve the milking qualities of the cattle by selection they would never make them good milkers by feeding. iMr W. M. Davies said that the winner in the Plymouth Rock Olass was a fine specimen and so was the winning goose. Mr J. Jones said that most of the garden produce was of very good quality. Sir James Hills-Johnes in proposing the toast of the President said that they were much indebted to him for all lie had done for the Show. All they objected to was that he took so many first prizes. The Chairman, in responding, said said that the Society had an excellent rile that how- ever many first prizes a competitor won, he could only take two. Were it not that a cow of his was not at present tit to travel lie believed he would .have taken five instead of four first prizes. He concluded by proposing the vice-presidents. This toast was acknowledged by Sir James Hills Johnes, Mr Meuric Lloyd, Mr J. M. Davies, and Capt. Lloyd, and the proceedings terminated. The fotloAving is a LIST OF AWARDS. BLACK CATTLE. For the best bull of any age (open to all comers): 1, Mr S. (M. Jones, Plas, Talley; 2, Mr T. Evans, Abernaint; vhc., Mr T. Thomas Dolaugleision. For the best yearling bull: 1, Mr T. Evans, Abernaint, Talley; 2, Mr T. Thomas, Dolaugleision, Lla usa wel. For the best Ibull calf: D. Thomas, Lhvyn- cynhwyra. For the 'best sow in milk or calf: 1, 2, and The., Mr T. Thomas, Dolaugleision; lie., Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol. For the best two-year-old heifer: 1, vlic., he., and c., Mr T. Evans, Abernaint; 2, Mr T Thomas, Dolaugleision. For the best Yearling Heifer: 1, Mr T. Thomas, Dolaugleision; 2, Mrs Williams. Glanyrannell; vhc. and he., Mr T. Evans, Abernaint. For the best heifer calf, not exceeding months old: 1, Mr T. Evans, Abernaint. SHORTHORN CATTLE. For the best bull of any age (open to all comers): 1, Sir J. H. W. Drummond, Bart., C.B., Edwinsford, Golden Grove; 2, Mr n. Evans, GlanyrafotfcT'dll-isaf: vhc., Mr W. Evans, Blaenau, Farmers. For the best yearling bull: 1, Mr D. Evans Glany rafo nddu-isatf, Talley; 2, Mr D. Wil- liams, Ynysau; vhc., Mr J. Williams, Blaen- nant, Faldybrenin. For the !best t4till calf: 1, Mr T. Lewis, Brynteg, Pumpsaint; 2, Mr J Williams, Blaennant. For the best cow in milk or in calf: 1 and vhc., Lt.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B. Dolaucothy: 2. J. M. Davies, Esq., FrootH-ale; c.. Mr D. Price Lewis. Sunny Bank, LlansaweH. For the best two-year-old heifer: 1, Sir J. H. W. Drummond, Bart., C.B., Edwinsford; 2, Mr Daniel Lewis, Cwni Cottage, LlansaAvel For the best yearling heifer: 1, Sir J. H. W. Drummond. Edwinsford; 2. Mr D. Price Lewis. Sunny Bank; vhc.. Mrs Richards, Temple Bar. For the best heifer calf not exceeding 1i months old: 1, Sir J. H. W. Drummond, Edwinsford; 2 and vhc., Lt.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes. HEREFORD CATTLE. For the best bull of any age (open to all comers): 11-Nit, D. Davies, Mount Pleasant, Llanwrda 2. Mr D .Harries, Yiysau. For the best cow in milk or in calf: 1 and 3. Mr J. Davies, \nysau-uchaf; 2, Mr B. M- Williams,, BlaentAvreh For the best two-year-old heifer: 1, Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch 2, Mr J. Davies, Ynysau-uchaf. Ar For the best yearling heifer: 1. Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch: 2, Mr J. Davies, Ynysau-uchaf. HORSES (Cart). For the best cart gelding or mare: 1. Mr H. Davies, Bryngwyn. Farmers; 2 Mr J. Davies, Gellicefnrhos, Talley; he.. J. M. Davies, Esq., Fioodvalo, Llanwda c. Mr T. Lewis, Brynteg. For the 'best cart brood mare with foal at foot: 1, (Mr T. Lewis, Brynte«; 2 Mr S. M. Jones. Plas. For th? best two-year-old gelding or fillv 1. Mr H. Davies, Bryngwyn; 2, Mr R. WM- liarns, Brvngwyn. For the best yearling colt or filly: 1, )1.. T. -Davies, Ynysau-ganol 2, Mr D. Harries. For the best suckling colt or tilly 1. :\1r J. Williams. Blaeiimaes. Farmers; 2, Mr T. Davies. Ynysau-ganol he., Mr D. Harries, Ynysau c., Mr H. Davies, Brvi'gwyn. HORSES (Suitable for Colliers). For the best gelding or mare iiot under 3, nor exceeding 7 years old, and m.t exceeding 1-3 hands high, calculated for UJderground purposes: 1, Mr D. Lewis, Goleueoed-uchaf; 2, Mr W. D. Williams, Blaentwrcli; he., Mr W. Davies, Maesty. For the best ditto not exceeding 15 hands high, with foal at foot: 1, Mr D. Harries, Ynysau; 2, Mr J. Williams, Blaenmaes. For the best two-year-old gelding or filly: 1, -i-s Williams, Pautyffynon 2. Mr R. Wil- liams, Bryngwyn; he., Mr T. Evans, Alber- naint. For the best yeaiJinr; colt or filly: 1, Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol; 2, Mr D Griffiths, Henllan; he., Mr R. Williams, BryngA/yn; c., ZJlv D. Harries, Ynysau. HACKNEYS, COBS, OR HUNTERS. For the best brood mare with foal at foot: 1, ,ir B. M. Williams, B'aent-reh; 2, Mr T. Evans, Abernaint. For the best two-year-old gelding or filly: 1, Mr T. Davies, Ynysau 2, Mr D. Evans, Glanyrafonddu-isaf; vhc., Mr D. LeA.'is Goleu uchaf. For the best yearling colt or filly: 1, Mr Mr n. D. Wilhjims, Llaentv. rch; 2, Mr T. Evans, Abernaint. For the best gelding or mare, exceeding 14i hands high, not less than 3 years old: 1, Mr T. Evans, Pyllaucochion; 2, Mr J. R. W'il'lianis. Bryngwyn; vhc., rlrs Williams, Glanyrannell. For the best .gelding or mare, not exceed- ing 1.ti hands high, not less than 3 years old: 1, l,ir T. Evans, Pylliucliolchloil; 2, Mrs Wil- liams, Pantyffynon; vhc., Rev. W. J. Davies Tycerrig. o' SADDLE For the best 1-;oiiy- not exceeding 11 hands itit(ter saddle: 1, Mr \V. D. WIllIams) Blaentwrch; 2, Rev. W. J. Davies, Tycerrig; A lie., Mr A. W. Davies, Nantyast; he., Mr D. Har l ies, Ynysau c., Mr W. Rees. Pen- rliook. For the best mountain pony net exceeding 12t hands high: 1, Mr 13. M. Williams, Blaen twrch; 2, Mr D. R. Williams, Borthya; vhc., Mr E. Evans, Glannant, Talley; he.. Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfan; c., Mr D. Williams, Llandre. For the best mountain brood mare pony, with foal at her foot. and not exceeding 12t hands high: 1, Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfan; 2, Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch vhc., Mr D. Williams, Llandre; lie., Mr T. Evans, Pyllaucochion. For the best tw o-year-old mountain Pony: x, mr Avails, Ulannant; 2, Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfran; vhc. and lie., Rev. W. J. Davies, Tycerrig; c,. /Sir H. Davies, Bryn- Davies, Tycerrig; c,. Il\fr H. Davies, Bryn- gwyn. For the hest yearling mountain pony: 1, Mr W. D. Williams, Blaentwrch; 2, Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfran. For the best mountain suckling: 1, Mr B. M. Williams, Blaentwrch; 2, Mr E. Evans (jrlannant; vlic., Mr D. Williams, Llandre. SlHEEP (Lowland). For the best ram: 1 and he. Mr T. Davies 1 nysau-ganol; 2, Mrs Davies, Gelligoedog. For the best ram lamb: 1 and 2, Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol. For the best pen of three ewes: 1, and vhe.; Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol- 2, Mrs Davies, Gelligoedog. For the best pen of three ewe lambs: 1 and 2, Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol; 2, Mrs Davies, Gelligoedog. SHEEP (Highland). For the best ram: 1, Mr J Williams, Blaennant 2. Mr D. R. Williams, Borthyn! l<or the best ram Iamb: 1, Mr D. Williams, Ynysau 2, Mr D. R. Williams, Borthyn. lor the best pen of three eves: 1, Mr T. Davies. Ynysau-ganol. l*oi the best pen of thre-5 ewe lambs: 1. and 2, Mr D. R. Williams, Borthyn. SHEEP (Welsh Mountain). — For the best ram: 1, and 2, Mr H. Davies, Bryngwyn. Best ram lamib: 1, Mr H. Davies, Bryn- c*\Ajn; 2, Mr B. ,M. Williams, Blaentwrch; he., Mr J. Williams, Blaennant. Pen of three ewes: 1, Mr D. Lewis, Goleu- ucha.f; 2, Mr J. WTilliams, Blaennant. Pen of three ewe lambs: 1, Mr J. Williams, Blaennant. Special, for the best sheep or ram of anv breed: 1. Mr T. Davies, "Whilson Frince"; r., Mr J. Williams "Bruce." ruGS. Boar, any pure breed: 1, and 2. Mr D. Evans, Glanyrafonddu-isaf; he., Mr T. Evans, Pyllaucochion. Sow (short-ear): 1, Sir J. H. W. Drum- mond, Bart., C.B., Edwinsford. DAIRY PRODUCE. Pot or tub of salt butter, not less than 2011bs: 1, Mr D. Harries, Ynysau; 2, Rev J. Alban Davies, Talley, and Mr J. Williams, Blaennant; r., Mr J. Jones, Gwargorof. Basket of fresh butter, not less than 31bs: 1, Mr D. Harries, Ynysau; 2, Rev J. Alban Davies. Talley; r.. Mr H. Meuric Lloyd, Del- fryn; he., Mrs Williams, Glanyrannell; c., Mr J. Jones, Gwargorof. Skim milk cheese, not less than 201 bs: 1, Mr J. Williams, Blaennant; 2, Mi J. Jones, Gwargorof. I LIVE POULTRY. Game cock or hen: 1, and 2, Mr Willie Rees, Penrhock; vhc.. Rev J. Alban Davies; lie., Miss Evans, BrynywaAvr. Plymouth Rock cock or hen: 1, 2, and vhc. Mr H. H. Matthews, Brynglas. Pump- saint; he., Mrs Davies, Gelligoedog; c., Rev J. Alban Davies. Orpington, cock or lien: 1, Mr T. Davies, Ynysau-ganol; 2. Mr H. Matthews. Bryn- glas; he., Mr fÓ: L. Evans, Glanrhyd; he.. Rev J. Alban Davies. ■Minorca -cock or hen: 1, Rev J. A. Davies; 2, and vhc., Mr T. Davies, Ynyiau-ganol. Wyandotte cock or hen: 1, and vhc., Mr A. L. Williams, Blaentwrch; 2, Mr J Wil- liams, Goleugoed-ganol; vhc., Miss Evans, Brynywawr. f>egliorn cock or hen: 1, Mr T. Davies, Ynvsau-ganol; 2. Mr J. W illiams, Goleugoed ganol: vlic. and c.. Miss Evans, Brynywawr. Brahma cock or hen: 1, Miss ISosta Llo^'d, Delfryn, Llanwrda. Cock or hen, any other variety: 1, Miss Evans, Brynywawr; 2 and c., Mr D. Lloyd, Glanrwythffin; vhc. and c.. Miss L. E. Lloyd Delfryn vhc., Rev J. A. Davies. Best cocik or hen in the shoAv: 1. H. H. MattheAvs; 2, Mr S. M. Jones. Drake or duck, any pure breed: 1, and vhc., Mr J. Williams, Goleugoed-ganol; 2, Rev J Alban Davies; vhc and he., Mrs Davies, Gelligoedog. Gander or goose, any pure breed: 1, Mr S. M. Jones, Plas; 2, Mrs Davies, Gelligoe- dog; vhc., Mr J. Williams, Goleugoed- ganol. Turkey cock or hen, any pure breed: 1, Mr J. Davies, Llwyncwrt, Llanycnvys. Basket of fbrown eggs (12): 1, Mr E. Cas- burn, Dolaucothy Arms; 2, Mr D. Williams, Ynysau; vlic., Mr A. L. Williams, Blaen- twrch Rev J". Alban Davies. Basket of white eggs (12): 1, Mr J. Davies, Tyn'reithin, Llauycrwys; 2, Rev J. Alban Davies; vhc., Mr H. iMeuric Lloyd; Miss Evans, Brynywawr; he., Mrs Richards, Temple Bar c., Mr D. Williams. Ynysau. GARDEN PRODUCE. Cooking apples, 6: 1, Mr D Williams, Ynysau; 2, Miss Davies, Froodvale; he., Mr E. Jones, Lodge, Llanpumpsaint. Dessert apples, G: 1, Miss Davies, Frood- Arale. Dessert pears, 0: 1, Mr J. Evans, Cwmy- gigfran; 2. /Mr' J. H. Head, Bwlohcoed, Pumpsaint. Dish of plums, 12: 1, Mr E. Casbiirn Dolaucothy Arms; 2, Mr I. Davies. Royal Oak. Pumpsaint; vhc.. Rev H. Lloyd, Caio; lie., Mr J. H. Head, Bwlclicoed. HONEY. J) ot of honey: 1. Mr R. AVilliams, Wern- f iwr Tallev. VEGETABLES. Shallots. 6: 1, Mr T. UArans, Pyllau- cochion 2. Mr J. Davies, SA. au Inn; The., Mr J. Williams. Goleugoedgan )1; c., Mr J. Jones, Gwargorof. Celery. 2:1, ¡1b- H. H. Matthews, Bryn- glas. Rhubarb, 4 sticks: 1, Mr W. Tl.omas, Tre- iii-ii-eii. Pumpsaint 2, Rev J. Alban Davies. Carrots, 6: 1. Mr E. Evans, Glannant; 2, Mr J. Evans. Cwmygigfran. Parsnips, G: 1. Mr J. Evans, Cwmygig- fran 2t Mr E. Evans, Glannant. b b Onions (spring-sown), ü: 1. Mr J. Davies, Swan Inn. L!ansa,wel 2, Mr J. Evans. Cwmygigfran; vhe., Air J. Edwards, Cefn- garros; he.. [r J. Davies, Aeh-bryn. Leeks, (): 1. Mr J. Edw a yds, Ceingarros; 2. Mr J. Davies. -Swan Inn. Turnips, G: 1, Mr E. Casburn; 2, Mr J. P. Griffiths. Cwindu Inn: he.. Mr -E. Evans, Glannant. Turnips, 6: 1, Mr E. Casburn; 2, Mr J. P. Griffiths, Cwmdu Inn. Peas, 12 pods: 1. Mr J. Evans, Owmygi.g- fran; 2, Mr J. H. Head, Bwlclicoed; vlic., Mr E. Evans, Glannant; lie., Mr J. P. Griffiths, Cwmdu Inn. Beans, 12 pods: 1, Mr J. H Head; 2, Rev J. Alban Davies. French beans, 12 pods: 1, Mr J. Edwards, Cefngarros; 2, Mr J. P. Griffiths, Cwmdu Inn; vhc.. Mr E. Casburn; he., Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfran. Beans (runners), 12 pods: 1. Mr H. W. Richards, Temple Bar; 2, Mr E. Casburn vlic., Mr J. Davies, Swan lun; he., Mr J. Evans, Cwmygigfran; c., Mr E. Evans, Glannant. Lettuce, 2: 1, Mr E. Casburu; 2, Mr J. Davies, Swan Inn; vhc., Rev J. A. Davies. Round potatoes, 6: 1, Rev H. Lloyd, Caio; 2, Mr E. Evans, Glannant. Kidney potatoes, G: 1, Mr I. Da.ies, Old Royal Oak; 2, Mr J. Williams, Goleugoed- ganol; vhc., Mr E. Casburn; he., Mr J. Evans, Cii-iiiygigf ran. Table caibbages, 2: 1, Mr J. Evans, CAvmy- gigfran; 2, Mr E. Evans, Glannant; vhc. Mr 1. Davies, Old Royal Oak; he., Mr j. Wililiams, Goleugoe'd-ganol; c., Mr Evan James, Sexton's Arms, Caio. 1 Parsley, 1 bunch: 1, Mr J. Evans, Cwmy- gigfran 2, Mr T. Thomas, Lhvyncynhwyra; vhc., Mr Evan James, Sextons Arms; he., Mr H. W. Richards, Temple Bar c., Rev J. Alban Davies. Cabbages, 2: 1, and 2, Rev J. A. Davies. Marrows, 2: 1, and vhc., Mr H. H. Matthews, Brynglas; 2, Mr J. Evans Cwmy- gigfran vhc., Mr E. Casburn. U Cucumbers, 2: 1, Mr J. Evans, Cwmygig- fran; 2, Miss Davies, Froodvale. Beetroot, 3: 1, Mr J. Evans, Cwmygig- fran; 2, Mr T. Thomas LwlyncynliAvyra; vhc., Mr E, Caslburn, Dolau-cathy Arms; c. Mr D. Dicks, Maesycastell. Cauliflowers, 2: 1, (Mr J. Davies, Swan Inn; 2, Mr J. P. Griffiths, Cwmdu Inn. Best collection of vegetables (open^ given by Mr D. M. Davies, chemist, Llandilo, for the produce of seeds supplied b.v him: 1, Mr E. Evans, Glannant; 2. Mr J. Evans, Cwmy- gigfran.
By the Way. Hie Carmarthen Ladies Choir, led by Miss Bucfkley, gave a concert at the Assembly I Rooms on the 8th inst. Items were given by Misses Olwen Hopkins and Daisy Jones, Miss Blodwen Jones, Misses Jones and Daniel( Miss Connie Broctkie, Miss Nesta Colby Evans, Miss Catherine Jones, Mr Victor Jones (voilinist), Miss Olive Jones, Miss Gwladys Jones, and Miss H. H. Jones. All the items were enthusiastically received. The programme was given at Mold, North Wales, on Tuesday. **# f THE Bishop of St. David's has offered the benefice of Conwil Elvet, Carmarthen, which became vacant through the death of the Rev D. Evans, to the Rev Owen Jones, curate of St. David's, Carmarthen, who has accepted it. The new vicar is a graduate of Durham University, and was ordained deacon in 1895 his first curacy Ibeing St. Peter's, Swansea. In 1901, lie was appointed curate of St. David's Carmarthen, where he is very popu- lar. Mr Jones enjoys the distinction of being one of 'five ibi-otlici-s who are officiating I in the church in Wales. **# At Pumpsaint show on Wednesday, a Car- diganshire man said that he hoped they would soon have a light railway from Llan- dilo to Lampeter. "I hope so, too," said Sir James Drummond, Bt. "We only want £ 150,000; this is a mere detail." Thle Myrddin United Choir, led by Mr D. N. Jones, will give a concert at the Assem- lbry Rooms next Tuesday night. This (Fri- day) evening a practice will be held in Union street. The artistes at the concert will be: Mr T. Conwil Evans (bass); Mr J Myrddin Evans, Burry Port (tenor); Miss Phyllis Lewis (soprano); Miss Blodwen Jones (con- tralto) and Mr Harold Harries (violinist). 9** iMr D. King Morgan is the possessor of a somewhat unique trophy which he won at the recent Hunt Bazaar. This;5 the hoof of a well known hackney, nicely mounted and converted into an ornament, by Mr R. James, R.S.S. It is a fine piec s of work- manship. The formal opening of the Skating Rink will take place on Tuesday next the 20th inst In the meantime a good deal of skating has taiken place there, and the Rink is very Avell patronised. Experienced skiters say that the floor is as good as that of any of the best rinks in the Kingdom. The news of tlie victory of the Carmarthen Ladies Choir, led iby Miss Buckley, at the National Eisteddfod at Colwyn Bay, was re- ceived in the Ancient Borough on Tuesday afternoon with general expression of satis- faction. When the choir arrived home early on Wednesday morning they received a grand reception at the station. It is a con- 71 siderable time since a Carmarthen choir carried off first place in a severe contest at a National Eisteddfod, and therefore there is all the more credit due to Mis? BucMey and her Choi for giving Carmarthen such a, "step up." Seventeen new members were received into the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society ai Friday. It has been decided by the Society to co-operate in every possible way with the Commission on Ancient Monuments when that body visits the county. •*• On Tuesday the 18th October, a grand con- cert will be given at the Assembly Rooms in connection with the English Congregational Church. The vocalists will include Miss Alicia Maud Cove, Mr D. Aeron Parry, and Mr Phil Jones. Miss Marian Morgan will be the solo violinist, and Miss Grace Morgan the accompanist. All the artistes have National reputations. ••• The annual meeting of the Carmarthen Ratepayers Association will be held at the ante-room of the Assembly Room; on Tues- day evening next at 8 o'clock. i
LLANDILO. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—The fvi'loAving arc the musical successes at the local school examinations of the Royal Academy and the Royal College df Music in pianoforte playing held at Llandilo, July 1908-10: Elementary piano: Dorothy PoAvell, Penbryn Crescent road, Llandilo; Broil wen Griffiths, Glanrhvd Station. Manordilo; Isitbet Davies, Derimoi- fOll. Goldlen -Gli-ovie. Primary Piano: T. Davies, Derimoilon; Isabel Burnett. Golden Grove Farm; Gladys Isabel Hopkins, Handel House, Llandilo; Edna Williams, Tyr Castell Drysllwyn; Harry Davies. Derimoilon; Mar- gery Griffiths, lypicea; Golden Grove; Ivor Meurig Jones, Cefn Towy, Llandilo, all pupils of Mrs Edwin Hopkin, Handel House, Llandilo. CO-OPERATIVE STORES.—After hanging fire for some time it has now ¥,en definitely arranged that a co-operative stores shaH he established at Llandilo .and Market Stores, New road, at present it. the posses- sion of Mr J. H. Rees has been acquired for the purpose.
PENCADER. WEDDING.—The marriage was solemnised at the Tabernacle Congregational Chapel, Pencader, of the Rev James Davies, B.D.. Mvnyddbaeh, Swansea, and Miss Agues Saunders, of Cwmgwen Hall, Penradov. This being the first wedding solemnised in the new chapel, the hride was presented hy the church with a beautiful 'bound Welsh Bihl ->. After the reception at the bride's house, the Rev and lrs Davies left for Bournemouth.
Penuel Baptist Church, Carmarthen. RE-OPENING SERVICES. The congregation of Penuel met in the renovated building on Sunday morning for the first time since- it has been m the hands of the contractors. The walls and roof of the previous Chapel (rebuilt in 1851) only re- main and are of a very strong rd substantial character. The original chapel on the site was built in 1778. An organ loft and minis- ter's vestry in the rear dol)by cotr muiiicatiii- with the school has been added, also a slightly projecting entrance porch have been added to the former structure. The old flat; ceiling has been substituted for an open timbered roof with columns supporting the main trusses. There is a spacious entrance lobby with stained glass windows of good effect, also two staircases leading to the gallery designed on somewhat different plans to what chapels generally are. The ground floor has been arranged with central and two side aisles all laid with tiles. The plat- form in front of the pulpit contains the Baptistry which is lined with whjte-tiles, and is approached with two rows of steps. The Communion table and chair only are on the platform. The Beating accommodation is for about 800 and so arranged that the occu- piers of any pew on the ground and gallery floors have a full view of the pulpit and organ in the rear. TKe rOOlf timbers are stained dark green, and the woodwork generally stained and varnished. The Avails are painted pale green and cream. The new organ spe- cially built for the place by Norman and Beard, London and Norwich, is of excellent quality and cost about £ 2,G30. The whole of the Avork has been executed by Messrs B. Howell and Son, Ltd., Llanelly, who have spared no efforts in turning out a thoroughly satisfactory job. The painting and decorat- ing was done by Messrs D. Jones and Sons, King street, and the gas fittings were sup- plied by Mr W. T. Rogers, Nott square. The heating was carried out by Messrs Musgrave and Co., Belfast. The total Jutlay has been over £ 2,8G0. The architects are Messrs George Morgan and J. Howarl Morgan, F.R.I.B.A., Carmarthen. On Sunday morning, the Rev Waldo Lewis, B.A. (pastor of the Ghunh) preached from Psalm 100, verse 4, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts" with praise." In the course of his remarks, the pastor referred to the history of the Baptists in Carmarthen. He gave some interesting details of the sufferings of some baptists in Carmarthen in the early part of the reign of Charles II. (about 1661). He read a letter written by Thomas Gwyn to a friend in London, giving an acf ount of the persecutions which these Baptists endured. As a result of this persecution, the Baptists appear to have died out for the time being. We find them however reviving about 1760, and from that time their history is continu- ous in Carmarthen. Whatever value the Baptists were to society to-day was the pro- duct and the result of their struggles and sufferings in the past. The place where they were now assembled had been moulded by the prayers of those who had ,( ne before. The characters of those who assemble here to-day are largely moulded by the actions of those who had gone before them. Let them rejoice therefore because of this. The pastor testified to the concord which had prevailed since he came there; he congratulated them on the step which had been completed to-day and hoped that it would be a help to much good work for the future. They ought to rejoice. The Jew always rejoiced in the Temple 'because he believed that God could always be found there. God is everywhere. And it is possible for a feeling that God can be sought in one place to come dangerously akin to materialism. But there Avas a sense in which we could realise the prectnce of God in a place of worship. Undr the pressure of our daily business God and religion did not always enter into our consciousness. It was good to have times and places in which we could withdraw from the activity of the world and come into intimate communion i with God. This gave a tone and a meaning to the whole life. "Peiiiiel" means "Face of God." Jacob called a place Penuel because he had there met God face to face. No doubt this Penuel too had been the face of God to many in the past, and he hoped that it would be so in the future. That indeed would be the only justification of the, efforts they had made. In the evening the pastor preached from MattheAv xviii, 20. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." He said that as Nonconformists they believed that Avlierever the spirit of Christ is there is a real Church. Tnat was their theological position—that wherever a number gathered together in the name of Christ, He was amongst them. What a tremendous difference it would make if they thoroughly realised that! They did not 'believe in the presence of the actuall physical body of Christ, but their experience justified them in the belief that when humble men and women met together in the name of Christ, He was spiritually present; amongst them. The past history of their Church assured them that that was so; and it was in tlie strength olf that promise that they claimed to be a Church. He was not attacking the theory of anybody else; but this was their theory of the Church as Baptists. He would cast no aspersion on any man whatever his theory of the Church so long as lie could touch the garment of the Master. But lie hoped that as Baptists they would put their theory into practical operation. A number of individuals living in actual touch with the Master formed the Church aud it Avas for them to give a real expression of the life of Christ in their daily actions, both within and without the Church. There was an idea that a good deal was expected of deacons and ministers; but even the humblest member should not fall (beneath the ideal of the Church of whom the Head is Christ—"from whom the whole body fully framed and knitted toge- ther" (Eph. iv., 16). He could imagine some saying "Yes; that is all very fine; I should be a very assiduous member if I could get much out of the Church—as much as some do." Instead of asking what good they could get out of the Church, they should asik what they were going to contribute to the life of the Church. That was the ques- tion which Tliey should ask themselves and drive it home. After the evening service, an organ recital was given by Mr Howard Morgan, and Mr T. Conwil Evans sang a sollo. There were full congregations at all the services. The formal re-opening took place on Wed- nesday and Thursday. The Rev Charles Davies (Cardiff), and Rev W. S. Jones (Llwynypia) preached in Welsh, and the Rev Herbert Morgan, M.A .(London) in English.
Kidwelly Notes. Anniversary services in connection with the Welsh Wesleyan cause at Bethesda Chapel, were held on Sunday and Monday evening last. The meetings were well attended, and poAvertul sermons delivered by the special preacher—the Rev Creigfryn Jones. The death occurred on Sunday at the resi- dence of Mr Ralph Fisher, postman, cf Mr Rees Griffiths,a a workman at the local bridkworks. The deceased, who was 74 years £. 1 11 r 1 J oi age, naa oeen muisposeu jor a ion. ume 1 suffering from chonic asthma. His remains Avere interred in the Perish Church- yard on Wednesday. **# This week local playgoers have been well catered for by Mr James Steilhellf" excellent Repertoire Company, which has given nightly performances at the Town Hall. On Wednesday night the .irand concert in aid of the Llanelly Hospital duly came off. ••• The Boy Scouts had a "field day' on Wed-' uesday, Avhen they defended th' ancient Castle against an attack by the Pontyeates Scouts. Tlie 14tls were entertained to a tea in the grounds after their arduous efforts. To this function all the members of the Kid- Avelly Boy Scout Association weje invited.
Death of Mrs. Collin Jones, of Lammas Street, Carmarthen. We regret to record the death of Mrs Collin Jones which took place on Wednesday morning the 14th inst. at Thornhill, Carmar- then, the residence of her mother. Deceased, who was a daughter of the late Mr John Thomas, C.C., Penlanargoed, is survived by her husband (Mr Colin Jones, Lammas st.— and a son a few days old. She was a sister to Mr H. W. Thomas, Officiall Receiver for the Carmarthen District, and to Mrs Kinig- Morgan, King street. She is also survived by her mother and by Miss Margery Thomas (sister). With all the members of the (bereaved families the greatest sympathy is felt by the Carmarthen public, by whom they were highly respected. Mrs Colin Jones who was 28 years of age, was a mem- ber of the English Baptist Church. The funeral takes place on Sunday afternoon at the Cemetery. The funeral will be private; no florwers, by request.
rreacners next Sunday at Carmarthen Places of Worship LAMMAS ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPE. Rev Rhys J. Huws, Bethesla, Carnarvon. UNION ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL Professor D. E. Jones, M.A. (pastor). PRIORDY INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Rev E. Keri Evans, M.A., (pastor). ELIM INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Old College School Student. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev D. J. Thomas (pastor). ABERGWPJ INDEPENDENT CHAPEL Rev D. Williams (pastor). TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev E. U. Thomas (pastor). PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. Rev Waldo Lewis, B.A. (pastor) ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Rev G. A. Edwards, B.A. (pi-stor). ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH. Mr Thomas, of Cardiff Collage. WATER ST. C M. CHAPEL. Rev W. D. Rowlands (pastor). ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev J. H. Newiby (pastor). EBENEZER WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev J. Fisher Griffiths (ersident minister) BETHANIA C.M. CHAPEL. Mr L. Jones. BABELL C.M,, PENSARN. Rev Principal Owen Prys, M.A. Aberyst- wyth, and Rev Lemuel Jones, Goppa, Pont- ardulais (Anniversary services). Services commence at the Welsh churches at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and at the English churches at 11 a.m. and 6.30 o'clock.
School Treat and Sports at Llangain, near Carmarthen. On Friday last the children attending the Llangain Council School enjoyed the annual school treat, which for so many years has been generously given by Mrs Morris, < f Coomb, Uangunnock, and Mrs Reed, Spil- man street, Carmarthen. The weather was all that could be desired, and sign of appre- ciation could be seen in the smiling faces oi the little ones as they wended their way towards the schoolroom, where a bounteous tea was provided for them, under the super- intendence of Mr and Mrs Then as, School House. The tables, which were very taste- fully decorated with flowers, wen presided over by Mrs Davies, Greencastle; Mrs Davies, Waunffort; Miss Treharre, Clifton House; Miss Thomas, School Houte; and Mrs Davies, Hendy—assisted by a willing band of he!lpers. After full justice had been done to the good things provided, the usual ath- letic sports were held in the field adjoining, kindly lent for the occasion by the Rev Evan Jones, B.D., Vicar of the pari-h. The win- ners in the sports were as follows :— Flat race for boys (Infants and Standard I.): 1. W. Davies, Waunsaeson 2. W. H. HowellS", Danlan. Flat race for girls (Infants and Standard 1.); 1, Doris LeAvis, Cloniendy 2, Miriam Jones, Doleumeinion. Flat race for boys (Standard 11. and III.): 1, T. M. Jones,, Dolaumeinion; 2 J. Evans, Glog. Flat race for girls (Standard H and III): 1, Owen Lewis, Clomendy; 2, M. A. Rees, Llwynhdig. Flat race for boys (Standard IV—VII): 1, J. J. Davies, Brook; 2, Willie Lewis, Clo- mendy. Flat race for girls (Standard IV—VII): 1, GAvladys M. Evans, Blaentir; 2, M. A. Thomas, Brynmor House. Three-legged race for boys; 1, Willie Lewis and J. J. Davies; 2, D. J. Griffiths and Willie Mason. Three-legged race for girls: 1, Edith Evans, Glog and Rebecca Owen, Beilisifi; 2, M. A. Thomas and E. A. John, Clynmawr Lodge. Sack raee: 1, Thomas J. Adams, Hen Gastell; 2, David J. Griffiths, Cochhybarlis. High jump: 1, Willie Lewis; 2, J. J. Davies. High pole jump: 1, Willie IÆwis. Threading the needle race: A, Elizabeth A. John; 2, Gwladys Evans. Tug of War for boys: 1, Albert Jones, Pentrewyman's team. Tug of war for girls: 1, Rebecca Owen, Bailysifi's team. After the sports were over, another ad- journment was made to the schoolroom, when an entertainment ii-as given by the scholars, presided over by the Rev Evan Jones, the 1-icar. The greatest credit is due to Mr Thomas, the schoolmaster, for the splendid manner in which the whole programme was gone through, and also to the yiung folks, 1 17, who all acquitted themselves so well. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Thomas, schoolmaster, a hearty vote of thanks wa.s given to Mrs Morris and Mrs Reed for their kindness towards the scholars of Llangain School. On leaving the school- room, each child was presented with a bun and a. packet of sweets. This brought the very enjoyable proceedings to a close.
PENSARN. THE hidf-yearly meetings of Babell Chapel will te held on Saturday and Sunday next, when the Rev Principal Prys, M. A., of Aberystwyth, and the | "ReT Lemuel Jones, Goppa, Pontardnlaie, will conduct the services, which will commence on Saturday evening at 7. and on Sunday at 10, 2.30, and 6 o'clock. Both reT gentlemen are distin- guished preachers, and will doubtless draw large congregations.
LLANGADOCK. FORTHCOMING WEDDING.—A marriage has been arranged, and will take place early in October, between Dr. Herbert Thomas Jenkins, of Pen- maenmawr. North Wales, fifth son of the late James Jenkins, of Glaneawdde. Carmarthenshire, and Margaret Wood Edwards, Treanna, Anglesey. second daughter of the late Dean Edwards, of Bangor, North Walei.
LLANDOVERY. THE Rev Parry Griffiths, 1.A., Vicar of Golden Grove, has been appointed vicar of Llandovery, in succession to the R?v Eben- ezer Jones, who resigned owing to ill-health. -Le is a graduate of St. John's College., Oxford, and was ordained in 1881. He has been curate respectively of Wibs-y, York- shire Llangenny, Glade'try, and Hay. and in 1890 lie was appointed vicar of Llanyby- ther and Llanwen:>g, and shortly after to Manordeifi. In 1902. he was appointed to IJlanfihangel Aberhythich by the Earl of Cawdor. He is a renowned preacher, a good visitor, and organiser.
A Public Scandal. CARMARTHEN OITED IN SUPPORT. The dates for holding the Assizes at various circuit towns, affected by the recent Order in Council, is, remarks the "Law Journal" in its forthcoming issue, "sufficient to confim the widespread belief that the system is urgently in need of reform. Take three instances on different circuits. At Cambridge the Summer Assies begin on May 27th, and the Autumn Assizes on Octo- ber 12th; at Exeter the Summer Assizes begin on June 11th, and the Autumn Assizes on October 29th; at Carmarthen the Sum- mer Assizes begin on May 26th, and the Autumn Assizes on October 56th Hence-t these three towns, which we take haphazard from the list, a prisoner may be kept in gaol about five months before he is brought to trial. This is some slight improvement upon the arrangements that existed pre- viously, but the fact that a further altera- tion in the dates at which the Assizes are held results in no more satisfactory reform than this only serves to emphasise the need for a thorough revision of the whole system. It is nothing less than a puiblic scandal that the administration of criminal juftice in the provinces should be so tardy. There are several circuit towns at which the civil cases are subject to even more deftay.
Tragic Discovery by a Boy at Llanelly. A twelve-year-old boy, named W. Vincent Jones, told Mr W. W. Brodie, coroner, at an inquest on the body of Edwin Morgan, held at Penygarn, Tycroes, in the parish of Llanedy, on Monday evening. He was de- livering meat at the house of the deceased, who was an underground ostler at Rhos Col- liery, but receiving no answer to his call, peeped in and saw deceased kneeling on the floor, with his head on the edge of the tub. He went up to him and finding hirr stiff and cold was frightened and ran out to tell the neighbours. Dr Brereton, Ammanford, gave evidence that death was from natural causes and the jury found a verdict accordingly.
Chauffeur's Hands Ablaze at Newcastle-Emlyn. A singular accident occurred at Newcastle Emlyn on Monday night. A chauffeur named Lewis, in the employ nent of Mr T. Lloyd, Cawdor Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn, had returned with one of his master's cars, and proceeded to lubricate the grease boxes. In » order to remove the grease from his hands, he cleaned them with petrol. Lewis was reaching for a rag, when the petrol caught the flame of a candle, and his hands were instantly a mass of fire. The flames were put out as quickly as possible, and medical aid was summoned. Lewis suffered terrible agony, and the extent of his injrries is said to be severe.
LLANDYSSUL. Llandyssul Church, which is ? very ancient one, Avas the scene of a large gathering on St. Asaph consecrated an extension to the churchyard. The new plot, which is en- closed within a stone Avail, measures 4,000 square yards, and was formerly a portion if Maeslan, the former vicarage. In the church, the service was intoned by the Rev E. O. Jones, rector of Llangunllo, and the lessons read by Canon Jones, Peyboyr, and Prebendary LToyd, Llanpumpsaint. An anthem, ''What are theseF" (Sir J. Stainer) was beautifully rendered, the solo portion tion being taken by Miss Jennie Jones. After an appropriate sermon by the Bishop, a procession -was formed and marched to the ground, where the ceremony of consecration was performed, the choi leading and singing "Fihvyr Ffyddlon Iesu."
LLANDOVERY. Monday afternoon, when he Bishop of Vei-Ni-ig, of Mr David Jones, Llwynpiod, Car- digan, and formerly of Llanfair House, Llan- dovery, one of the most snccGesful agricul- turists in the Principality. Tie was in his 87th year. He was a noted breeder of stock, and was invariably successful at local shows, especially in the cattle section, in Ntiiioh --t is said he had few rivals. As a proof of his popularity a large number of dealers and farmers attended the funeral to pay him their last tribute of respect.
LLANWINIO. MARWOLAETH.—Gyda gofid dwys y'n gor- fodir i igofnodi marwolaeth Miss Sarah Evans merch ieuangaf Mrs Anna Evans, Tvcapel, Cwmbacli, yr lion gymerodd ie Dydd Llun, y lofed o'r mis diAveddaf ar oil cystudd caled am tua chwecli Avythnos. Yr oedd yn bedair a deugain nilwydd oed. Yr oedd n aelod ffyddlawn o Egl wys Metliodistiaid Cwm bach. Yr oedd vn ferch siriol a charedig, lioff iawn gan ei cliynabod. Gan ei bod yn gwniadyddea diheuig inae ei lie yn Avag yn y pentref ac yn y ty. Hetyd mae ei lie yn wag yn yr Ysgdl Sill lie y bu yn atlirawes ffyddlawn. Cladd- wyd hi yn mynwent y plwyf dydd Gwener canlynol. GweinyddAvyd yn yr angiladd gan y Parch. D. <M. Davies, C win bach a'r Parch E. A. Davies. ficer. Y garlarwyr oedd:— Mrs A Evans (mam), Mr a Mrs H. Evans, Ynyshir (brawd a chwaer yn gyfaith), Mr a Mrs Mor- gan, Ferndale (bi-awd yn gyfranli a chwaer). Mr a Mrs J. Lewis. Ma est eg (brawd yn gyfraith a chwaer), Mr a Mrs R. Edwards. Pontarsien (ewyrtli a modryb), Mr a Mrs B. Davies. An odd (ewyrth a modryb), Miss M Evans. Vale View Miss P. Evans, Danygar; Mrs A. HOAV ells, Treview; Miss Sophia Davies Pantymaen Miss Phoebe Evans. Elwyn (cyfnetherod) Miss WT. Davies. Pantymaein Mr J. Evans. Elwyn; a gefnderod eraiM. Y mae cyd-yindeimlad cyffredinol t'r garlarwyr Duw a fyddo nodded i'w mam oedranus.
WHITLAND. THE County ScTiool. Wliitland. has tlii- year fared well in the results for grants and passes. The highest grant has been obtaine 1 and the results of the Central Welsh Board examination held in July last are gratifying. Appended is the list of successes:—Senior Certificate: Win. Jones. Backdyw, Login: Joliii Lewis. Cwm, Red Roses Jas. Hughe Matthias. Cw in bach Login; Will John Thomas. Fron Farm, Login and Emily I Williams. Wliitland. Junior Certificate: W White Griffiths. Glvnchdwydd. Login; T. Charles Lew is, St. Clears; T. George Lew is, Wliitland Oswald Ll. Smith, Bridge street i St. Clears; Sarah Anne Stephens. Glv it- owen, Glandwr: Hilda Williams, stat 10.1 House, Wliitland; Isabel Wilson, njistl,, Banik, Ciffig: Jessie Morgan, IN-liltlanfl. Moreover an important anointment of a" additional master has lie made at thi, school, thus making the staff as follows:- Headmaster: Mr E. Jone.. M.A. Mr D T. K. Evans, B.Sc.. Mr T. Davies. B.A., Mis- W atkins. B.A., and the additional master. Mr John Henry Llewelyn, B.A. It is thus evident that this school is now placed 0;1 a very high standard with regard to staff aId I general equipment.
L,L.A« &LL AT the meeting of the magistrates of the LIanel:" Petry Sessional Diision on Wednesday M r R. 11 Sampson was elected chairman in succession to th" late Mr Ernest Irubshaw, an i Mr Henry Wilkins was chosen as vbe-chairman
BETTWS. THE Rev J. Wliiden Jones, the lie wily-a j>- pointed vicar of Bettws, is a son of the lat Mr and Mrs Jones, Pantyd^fed farm, Llall- dyssui'. He is a late scholar of St. David's College, Lampeter; B.A. 1897; ordilliel deacon 1898, priest 1899. curate of Lluiifi- hangcd-Abeiyibthkih, 1898 to 1900: curate (f St. Paul's, Llanelly, 1900 to 1905 vicar ,.1' Llanybri, 1905 to 1908; curate of St. Michael and All Angels', Ammanford, 1908 to 1910, and now he is vicar of RettAvs-cum-Amnuui ford. The patron of the living is the Lo'd Bibhop of the Diocese.