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Carmarthen Races. SUCCESSFUL MEETING ANTICIPATED. Entries for the Carmarthenshire Steeple- chases, whiich will The held at Carmarthen on Wodnsday and Tliuisday, Januiary 29tdi and 30th., closed on, Tuesday land on the wldle, must be considered very satisfactory. The new local race has been a great success, clos illlg with sixteen entries, and will, undoubted ly, prove a niiost sporting race. There iare two iraices—Oanmiarthen Town Steeplechase iand Maesypi'ior Selliaiig Hurdle —to close the night Ibetfore Tunning, so that 011 the Whole there lis 110 douht that ther4e will be good epoi-t. Entries total 59, and average nine per race: Mr Vincei-ut Tliomas, the energetic secretary, is confident of a very sucoessfuil meeting.
Carmarthen Attractions Committee ANOTHER AIR SHIP COMING. A meeting of the Carmarthen Sports and Attractions Committee wtas held at the Council Chamber on Monday evening. The cblllir was occitpied,by Mr J. N. Williams. The Finance and Executive Committee 1"Ø- commended all extensive programme for Easter Monday. The programme which was recommended involved an expenditure of E30,5 10 It included ibrassband contest bicycle and foot races, and mdtolr oar sensation and cycling tact (as posters) and an evening meet at a ehairge of sixpence concluding with a display of fireworks. These recoimmendati011s were adopted on the motioiii of Mr H. E. B. Richards secon- ded by -r Ii. S. Holmes. For Whit 'Monday it was recommended that iilessi s Spencer be engaged to give run a i; oh;p fliglht and also that tlhe Ando' Japanese troupe be engaged. -IT J. F. Mortris said that the only objec- tion was that (the air ship could be seen better outs.de the^ ground than- inside it. Mr Holmes That applies to amy balloon show. Mr C. Haydn Williaims said that plenty of people would come in to see it started. ¡\lor C. H. Mounsey eaid that many people in Carmarthen had seen an airship at a dis- tance and they would come to s-ee-_at close quarters. Mr A. J. Jones thought it ought to be made dear that they were going to have Sports on Whit Monday and Balllk Holiday as well. The Secretary (Mr Port lie,.) said that that had been left open. Of coiwise it was too soon to arrange that. Mr Mounsey said that the idea was that they would enigiage Messrs Spencer now so as to make sure of them. Mr Shorrock moved that the Executive Committee be empowered to engage these.— This wias agreed to. An eisteddfod o,n somewhat similar lines to last years was reconimen:ded for August Bank Holiday and this was agreed to. On the proposition of Mr J. R. Bland, seconded by Mr Tom Evans it was unanimous ly decided that cycle and foot races be. inclu- ded in .the programme for Whit Monday and August Bank Hoiliday.
INTERESTING COOKERY LESSONS. ADMISSION FREE. "DROWN & POLSON have arranged for a SERIES OF COOKERY LESSONS by Miss V. ASHTON, Diplomée, Board of Education, for Cookery, on— Easy Home Baking with Paisley Flour." The Proper Cooking and Serving of Vegetables. Dainty Hot and Cold Sweets. Attractive Corn Flour Vegetable Sauces. Natural Fruit Jellies with Corn Flour. Pastry, Pie Crusts and Cakes. Simple Savouries and Ices. AFTERNOON SERIES OF FIVE! LECTURES. 3 o'clock till 4. EVENING SERIES OF FIVE LECTURES. 7.15 o'clook till 8.15. JANUARY 20TH—24TH, 1908. ASSEMBLY ROOMS, KING-STREET, CARMARTHEN. Usefnl Baking Utensils, Cake Tins, Sandwich Tins, Wire Coolers, etc., on sale at moderate prices.
Roman Catholic Children at Protestant" Schools. VIOLENT DENUNCIATION BY A CAR- MARTHEN PRIEST. On Sunday morning, the Rev Father Wilfrid O'Hagan, C.P., preached at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cmirch, Carmarthen After referring briefly to the Gospel for the day (the latter pairt of Luke II., dealing wiith the finding of the child Jesus in the Temple) he s.id that there was a subject not Connected with iit-a,nid perliaps it was con- nected with it—on which he woul d like to address them. It was a personal matter. He had learned t,hat some Catholic children had lately becn removed from the school in Milll street. The Bitshop would feel it like a Sil!p in. the face if he only (knew it. What the priests at. Brecon, Haverfordwest Pem- brokeshire, and Milford lamented was the fact that they had no Caitholic schools, and that consequently much of the work they did was undone by the children having to ipftend Protestant schools. He did not suggest that anybody connected with any of the schools in Carmarthen said a word ^gainst the Catholic religioni. He would not suggest that. But the surroundings and the atmos- phere were quite enough. Scientific men were agreed that ilf you slept in the same room as ia person/ suffering from consump- tion, you would contract the disease yourself The atmosphere was filled with the infection. He knew that there had been other Catholic children going to Protestant schools before he oaime there. He could not help what si-Da had been committed before his time; but he was ibound to speaik of this. Why were the children not sent to the Catholic school. Not because it was not the equal of the others e,(I-uoaitionally. It had the highest record of any school in Carmarthen. He had been complimented on the record of the school. The nun who wasi-iioiftoaai4,iiig An the, school had her certificates inscribed by the inspector for distinction in English and literature. That was .an intellectual feat on "her part., seeing that four years ago she knew nothing of English. Of course, the entrance to Mill street was narrow. There were none of the j spacious boulevards and marble palaces there _whioh were to. be seen aibout St. Catherine atreot and down in the centre of the town. When he went into the school in Mill street, he w.as pleased to observe the manners and the modesty of the little chil- dren. there. Why would some send their | children elsewhere. What was the cause? respectability. That was what it was. sipectaJbility. Some thought it consisted in money; some thought it consisted in fine clothes. It was nothing but petty stfioneen respectability. TTliat was what it was. Petty fchon-et-n <ro»peetalbility, a.nl(l they wore willing to damn themselves for that. He did not care whether they sent the children to Nonconfarniiif?t or Church of England Schools it was 'for nothing but petty shoncen respect ability. They all! knew the BiH which Mr Birreil had brought in and which had not become law. Mr McKenma was going to bring in another bill which wias expeoted to be worse than Mr Birxell's. The Gathplios of the NopMi were" all tip in larms, and the T,riif .Membera would be prepared to resist lint # when the Bill was introduced, what could the mem'ber for Carmarthen say. He (Father O Hagan) did not know who the mem ibe.r i«'i" Caannlafcfthen was. He was an Irish- man and took no interest in British politics, He supposecV the meoniber for eannarthenwas a liberal, Well the member for Carmarthen (X)' i !:i £ 0;t- up tell the House -of Commons ",Mv OathoTiiic constituenits mil not object to :"11(1" a bill. My Catholic constituent a.re so broad minded so liilbeiial, that although th-riy a Catholic school in the town, they pivrer to setnd their children to other schools' If that were said, the eyes of all the shops anr. of all the Tory membeiis and of all the Irish memhei"s would be forwsed on the .rber for Cafinrjarthen.. Wales ir> undeir Ei'^liaaid, the British flag flies over Wales. Th?j could, do as they liiiked. He had done his duty in sayin.g what he had said. He -n cA s, wo"1d a' k them not to damn the souls of their HIOe children for the sake of a. shoneen re- spectability. "Shoneen." is an Irish character equival- lentt to'"Die Slion Datfydd ir Wales—>a snob or a p«i¥e,'nii'—Editor, "C WR."
St. Clears Notes. The thaaiks of the public generally are due to the excellent post office staff for the ex- peditous and effioieuit manner they dealt with the fhUlge Christmas and New Years work they ha,d to cope with. Owing to the success of the Children s Entertainment held at the National School just before Christmas, it was decided that it should be repeated for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the first one. The affair came off lakit Friday evening, and it proved a great success, the children acquit- ting themselves in a manner creditable to themselves and their teachers. Last week we mentioned that it wa;) rumoured that the G.W.R. intended running a motor service between St. Clears and Pen- dime, and this week we are in a position to confirm the accuracy of the rumour. The Co has decided to do so, provided that some necessary improvement be made in the state of the raods. We hope that the District Council which has the control of the greater part of the road will do what it can in this respect and thereby assist in the further development of Pendine, Laugliarne, and St. Clears, besides adding considerably to the comfort of those numerous passengers whom business or pleasure calls in this direction. There ca,ii, be little doiubt that the most pressing public necessity at present existing is that a Public Hall should be built large enough to accommodate thoes who at varjou times flock to public and other meetings. Had such a huillling been in existen ;e the Sanatorium Bazaar Fund, large and satis factory as it was, would have been doubtless, considerably increased. The same want of space is to avei-y great degree the reason why we are not able to get the best musical and other talent to often visit us. We hope that some public spirited person will move in the matter, or failing him that some enterprising capitalist will try his lue-i *#* Now that the Station Roacl is provided flith Lights and the County Council has been good enough to grant us a pathway, perhaps it would not be altogether out of place if the G.lv.R. considered (or is it re-considered ?) the advisability of building a railway bridge for their own benefit if they only knew it, as well as for the safety and comfort of their passengers and those travellers who have occasion to pass that way. It was said that the iiridge was to IbebuÏlit. aaid that it had been approved of, etc., etc., but the fact remains that so far, nothing has been done. «*• Perhaps now tba/t the dark shadow of the strike has passed away for some years at any rate, those in authority will see to the matter which may be very trifling to them at a distance, but very important to ns who live near the spot. *«* We wonder, if a Board of Trade official happened to gome on the spot when, things are pretty (busy on the open crossing, what he would have, to say in the matter? Stranger things have happened. «** A 'Social' will lie held ait Trinity C.M. Chapel on Thursday, the 23rd inst., for the purpose of bringing the members of the chapel into closer contact with each other. Du.ring the cold weather we have lately experiemced, the situation was admir- ably summed up by one of our local W! s with the remark that the weather was "healthy for the wealthy P" Pretty near the mark was it not?
FEKRYSIDE THE NEW LIFEBOAT,—A fcria* launch of thr Frrryfiif!c new lifeboat, to te-t the new lighting npr nralue. vs-na m»df> late on F'iday evening in the townee of the inspector, members of corannitt e. and a large nnmber of spectators. The searchlight proved T ry successful, and will be involaable on dark night in expedit-ing the launching. On this occasion the disUnre between the feoathonse and :'ne of th« water vvos 150 yards. And was Bccompli'brd within a short timo. It has already een demonstrated that the boat can take foil sail e Bccompli'brd within a short timo. It has already een demonstrated that the boat can take foil sail in rough vreathet without danger of capsizing.
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Llanfynydd and District Free Church Council. Some two months ago a preliminary meeting was held at th eabove place with a view of starting a Free Church Council in the localiicy, when 21 churches of tlie different Nonconformist- deinominajtions were invited to send delegates to Llanfynydd, in order to determine whether or not such a movement could be (inaugurated. The unanimity of the 'response given, by the churches in ap- pointing delegates to attend the first meet- ing showed that it was evidenlt that the neighbouring chapels were not only ripe for sudh 131 movement, but enthusiastically zealous for it; so after passing a few neces- saiy resolutions, it was determined to hold the first meeting of the Council in January, when the Rev D. Rhyddeirch, B.A., Capel Isaac, was appointed secretary pro. tem. That first meeting was held oin the 7th inst., at 3.30 p.m., at the Methodist Chapel, Llan- fynydd, for the purpose of appointing officers etc., under the presidency of Mr Nathaniel Williams, of Glandulais. It was evident from the number of representatives present that the movement was gaining strength, as almost all of the churches included in the dtistriot were represented by three delegates, I in addition to their respective ministers and prachers, who are considered ex-officioi mem- bers of the Council. The first business was to elect officers for the ensuing year, when the following were elected by ballot:—Persident, Mr Nathamel Williams, Glandulais Ytice-Presidents, Aid. H. Jones-Davies, Glyneiiddan; and Ald. H. Jones-Tboimas, Penirhos; Secretary, Rev D. Rhydderch, B.A. Treasurer, Mr H. Thomas, B.A., Council School, Salens It was resolved that the next meeting be held at Siioh, Penybanc, in April next. Other miwor (matters were also passed or suggested by the Council. In the evening, a crowded meeting was held at the same place, when the new Presi- dent presided, when the hon. members, Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, K.C., M.P., and Mr Wm. Jones, M.P., Carnarvon, gave excellent addresses. Our present, member, Mr Lloyd Morgan., gave his views very candidly on certain questions, and was highly applauded by the audience. The meiiniber for Arvon Div.Tsion gave the meeting a rare treat by his excellent elsili address; in fact it was one of the host addresses that we ever heard. Non- conformists in this district ought not to be indifferent to their principles after this meeting. A vote of confidence in the present Govern- ment was passed on the proposition of Pro- fessor W. Oliver, M.A., Llanfynydd, and seconded by the Rev E. G. Rees, Abergor- leoh. A vote of thanks to the speakers Was pro- posed by the Rev D. Cumven Davies, Siloam, seconded by Ald. H. Jones-Thomas, and sup- ported by the Rev W. Davies, J.P., Llandilo, and Ald. H. JonmDavies, Glyneiddan. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was pro- posed by Mr Win. Jones, M.P., which was unanimously carried. The singing of a Welsh hymn concluded the meeting. The movement seems to be a real success.
The Butter Maker's Opportunity. Nowhere in the wide world can butter of more perfect flavour be produced than in the old country. What, then, is it that gives our rivals the preference and the pre-emin- ence on the English market. It is the uni- formity of the product. The quality may be all right, the milk untainted, and the manu- facture perfect, but that is not all. It is of no use sending out the produce of the diary I y at one time with a rich June tint, and at another with a colour resembling lard. In the use of colouring matter, many people make mistakes—they use harmful aniline compound. Again, a crude product often results in unevon or "muddy" colourino- and the appearance of the butter is com- pletely spoiled. On the other hand, there are certain preparations, tasteless in them- selves, which have the effect of throwing up as it were, the flavour of the butter. Those who have tried the article known under the name of the "Silver Churn" Butter Colour- ing, have found it to answer this require- ment in an unusual degree, and being of ex- ceptional punt), it goes much farther than other similar preparations, and, moreover, has the advantage of not colouring the butter milk. The "Silver Churn" brand is the product of an old-established firm, Old- field Pattison and Co., New Bridge street, Manchester, and may be obtained either from the direct or through the leading chem ists and dealers in dairy supplies at 6d., Is., 2s., 5s., 8s., and 14s.
LLANDDAROG. During the past festive season, the usual gifts of gaane, etc., have been made by the popular squire and his faiimitly to their tenant ry and the inhabitants of Llandarog, and this continued libeilaft-iity aaid generosity serves to strengthen the ibonds of fidelity, affection, and devotion which exist between them and the residents in the neighbouhrood. Every- thing is done by them in .smell a chaiimingand unostentatious manner, and their liberality is so unbounded that the words "'Tis more 'blessed to give than, to receive," appear to be here fully verified. A meeting of the iiioiiibers of the Parish Council wias held at the Council Cchool, Mynyddcerrig, on Saturday evening last, the Chairman (Mr J. W. Lewis) presiding. Bills were presented and cheques were drawn i.n jpayment of the repairs to the footpaths in tho .parish, and also for the amoun t of deficit in the guia.ra.ntee for the Telegraph Office at Por^iiyrhyd. The question of addi- tioaial postal ifaciliities for Mynycklcerrig was again discussed and it has now been deter- mined to call the attentiorti of the Postmaster General to the inadequacy or the service in such a populous and rapidly growing district —Tlie question of the repadr of the road lead ing from Garnibwll over Mynyddycerig was again brought forward, and it was unani- mously reoslved" that the matter, be left i.n the hands of the Chairman to institute en- quiries regarding the same, and to approach the landlord of the adjoining property, the Rev. H. L. P-itxley, as to the desirability of having the road divided. A resolution pro- tedtiing against the IStliiiit,ari,um being sup- ported from the rates was passed and it was decided that a copy of such resolution be sent to the Clerk of the County Council.
.!m Carmarthen oup Kitchen. The Mayor (Mr. John Lewis) begs to acknowledge receipt of the following subscriptions towards the Soup Kitchcn Fund £ s. d. Mr. Williams, Cambray House 0 10 0 Mr. Soppitt, Peterwell 0 10 6 Mr. William Thomas, Hall Street 1 1 0 Misses Griffiths, Bryrtiriou 010 6 Mrs- T. R. Walters, The Parsonage 1 1 0 Mrs. Nicholas, Spihnan-street 0 5 0 Anonymous 0 3 0 Mrs. Pughe Evans, Parade 0 10 6 Miss R. E. Lewis, Pioton Terrace 0 5 0 Mrs. Richards, Picton Terrace 0 2 6 Principal Evans, Greenhill 0 10 0 Mr. T. W. Barker, Oaklands 1 1 0 Airs. Griffiths, Park Cottage, Cwmffrwd 1 0 0 Mrs- C. W. Jones, Parade 0 10 0
Christmas Tree and School Treat at Llanddarog. The annual Clmistmias iree and school treat were given at Lletherllestry on New Year's eve by Mr and Mrs Puxley to the children attending the Llanddarog School. The members of the local branch of the G.F.S. ,were also present, and a most sumptuous repast had been provided, the wants of all being most ,assiduously attended to by Mi's Puxley, Mies Puxley, Mrs Lewis (School House), and the members of the School Staff. After tea, Mrs Puxley very kindly distrib-uted the prizes, which she so generously gives anaiually to those scholars who have been most regular in their attend- ance, at school during the year, the fortunate recipients being Edith Harries, Groeswen; Kitty Waite, Llethirellestri Lodge; Etta J ones, Werntforgtam; David Aaron, Gastell- y-Dryw; Benjamin Davies, Wernlas; Sidney Waite a.nd Harold Waiite, Lletherllestri Lodge; and in a most eloquellift speech highly eulogised the work done 'by the school, and also testified to the harmonious feeling which exists between the children, parents, and teachers. Great delight was depicted in the faces of the children when the tree ivas now briMiaiitily illuminated and they were allowed to select their gifts. After stripping the tree a mostt interesting entertainment wias given, the programme being as foll,oii-s:- Chorus, "Count your blessings," Children; recitation, "Gwlad Breuddwyd." Blodwen Smith song, "Wntli v Groes mae lle," Blod- wen Gealy; recitation, Gerwyn Mojgan; duet "Dau faiba,n Teg," Blodwen and Griffith Gealy; song, "The rising of the Lark," The Scholars; song, "Ei ght o'elodk," Gwladys Owen recitation, The Inifants song, The Infants; song. "Put my little Shoe awav," May Thomas; recitation, Evelyn Smith; 1 quartette, 6. A. Voyle, A. Voyle, E. Voyle, O. Voyle, and M. E. Voyle; song, "Llwyn On," The Scholars; song, "Footsteps on the Stairs," S. A. Voyle; solo and chorus, "Hen Wlad f.y Nih.ad.au," Catherine Smith; chorus, "Y Nefol Gor," The Scholars; finale, "God save the King." Mrs Puxley having thanked the scholars teachers for the excellent entertainment given, a cordial vote of thanks was proposed by Mr J. W. lie wis, the headmaster, to the whole of the Lletherllestri family for their excellent treat, and also for the liberal generosity and continued thoughtfulness, and untiring efforts on behalf of the school and scholars which they have always shown. This was the sign for an outburst of vocifer- ous cheering, and hearty cheers were given for each member of the Lletherllestri family.
By the Way. 7 Canon Oam/t^r Wiilliamis preached his farewell sermon at St. Peter's Church on Sunday. The funeral of the late Mrs Clarke took place on Monday and was largely attended. The service at the house and at Lammas Street Chapel was conducted by the Rev. Professor D. E. Jones. The Rev. Owen Jones (curate) officiated iat 'St. Davids. Mr John Asher, a former postmaster of Carmarthen, appears to be as energetic as ever. According to the "Rhyl Journal" he appears to be conducting a vigorous cam- paign in the matter of the proposed muni- cipal Assembly Rooms. **# This makes a total of 218 dry days, 140 wet days, and 7 snowy days. This dispels the popular delusion that every day is rain ing in Carmarthenshire At the special sight testing exanymation held by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Manors in November last, Air A R."Davies (of Davies and Sons, Guuldhall Square) was suc- cessful. Mr Davies is already a member of the company. This special examination makes him entitled to (membership of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians. We understand that the Wdlsh lady nUiroo who went to succour the ship wrecked mariners of the ill-fated barque "Dundona u which was wrecked on the (barren islet Uis- appointment Island" on March 6th last when 12 of the crew were drowned and lo ii,cro saved, was Nurse Jennie Davies, cf Carnvar- then, sister of Mr D. iR. Davies, 3o. Model tenrace (late of the "Joural" Office). A1 Davies, it will he remembered left Carmar- then, for New" Zealand in August last. On learniiing that there was a Welsh boy from Cardiff aimonig the survivors, Mi s Davies iourneved from Iiweroargill to Bluff Harbour where the Government steamer, "Hinemoa had brought the shipwrecked crew, ar.d rendered valuable servicealnd took special charge of the young Cardiff boy Roberts. A full account of the wreck and the privations endured by the crew of the ^Dundonaid in all the dailies on Monday, together witti Miss Davies' pathetic letter to the boy 3 parents ait- Cardiff. Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of the new superintendent of the English "Wcsleyan Sunday School (Air J. J. Williams, Caraio Villa), who has himself gathered the money for the school renovation, that place is to 'be thoroughly overhauled aiyj brought into line with the most up to date modern methods. There_ will also be a new "Infant primary department." replete with- all the latest appliances such as sand trays, etc., and when the school, which is now closed for repairs, will be re-opened, on the first Sunday in February, It will be a model which all the other Sunday Schools in town might copy with advantage. Messrs W. Collins Son. and Co., are polishing a serie> of volumes which may wela claim to be the last word in cheap editions. The "Modern Fiction." at 7d is printed in the famous clear type, and is enclosed in a neat and durable binding; and the volumes which include "Coinion.' thro' the, Rye," by John Oxenha.m, "the Wreck of the Gawvenor" by W. Clark Russell and "A Daughter of Heth" bv u Black are fit for any book case. The "Illustrated Pocket Classics" at 2s in Jeathe-r and Is on neat cloth include "Sense and l.:T T" Sensibility, hv Justin, tlie "Lasrr, iaias of Pompeii, (Lytton), and "The Three Musketeers" (Dumas}. Volumes by Steven- son, Hall Caiue, Conan Doyle, and other stan.dard authors are promised. • The Venerable Archdeacon Evans gave a supper to St. Peters Choir on Monday night, 1 St. Peters Social Gathering on Tuesday, took the form of a Concert at which items were given by Air Caraot,a,cus Davies, Mr T Bartlett, Mr Middleton, Mr Charles Jones, Air Shawe, Air Arthur Arthur, and Air Fred Biigstocke. It was intended that at the meeting on January the 28th. there will be a debate an ""Socialism"—if somebody can be found to champion, that cause. The latest burning topile in Carmarthen is "Has the Mayor a easting vote at the Watch CommitteeP>: If he has not, then it has not yet been decided whether ex-P.C W. Davies shall have his pension or not. On the other hand, if he has, then somebody else other than the man appointed on Friday is our new constable, en Whatever may ibe thought of Father O'Hagan's remarks on the Education Bill. nobody can deny their honesty. Thot-o 1.. no opportunism about Him. It is the fashion for ^oliiliciians of his religion when they are Tories in politics, to ialk of the rights of parents a stalking house for their political g.kmes. He shows conclusively that parents have no rights at all—that it is the bishops or the priests who are the author..ty in case of Roman Calthdlic chilctwri. He need not trouble about what the memboa' for Carmar- then Boroughs may Slav. Sir Ivor Herbert. K.C.B., one of the W^lsh niembei', is Roman Catholic, and he is a thorou.gli going suppor- ter of secular education. The opinio-n of one I such main is worth 'a thousand of the sort who are dirilled by the clergy. The imedical examinationi of school children is likely to cause some friction. To carry out the examination properly, the children' will have to lbe stripped, weighed, and measured. There is a class which will think. this Jiather suggestive of the convict prison The Carmarthen District Council is en- gaged in the impossible task of getting men to work below the current rate of wages. It can only have one end. The men who are advanced in years will not change their occupation, but when nefr men are required, the trouble will begirt. Air W. J. Rees, of Priory street an employe of the G.W.R. at the goodsheds, was appoin- ted a member of the Police Force on Friday He commenced duty on Sunday night. The appointment was made by lot. This method of selection lias a very good precedent, from the first chapter of Acts shows that the Apostle Alatithiias was selected by lot. The Bishops Pond was like a fair on Sun- day, so crowded was it with skaters. This has provoiked a good deal of unfavourable comment, but powadays when people go cycling in the summer, it is only to be ex- pected that they will skate in the winter. The sale of Sunday newspapers in Carmar- then has been for years a regular feature. One refreshment house is now kept open oil Sunday, and if it is not closed other traders will probaJbly open. iin self-defence. We are at the turning of the ways on this point in Carmarthen. H* Genuine regret is felt in Carmarthen at the illness of Nurse Roberts. As a District Nurse she has won tlie highest opinions by her untiring devotion to duty. During the short time she has been at Carmarthen, she has nuirsed seventeen cases of typhoid, and no labour has been too much for her in the smallest and the poorest homes. She has at last been attacked by that disease herself. At the time of going to press, we learn that she is somewhat better than she was in the beginning of the week. The Salvation Aranv people are going to have big meetings on Saturday and Sunday next, on the occasion of the visit of Staff Captain and Mrs Humphreys, of (Swansea. There was very little business at the St. Clears Petty Sessions om Tuesday. Morgan Alorgan, formerly of Glogddu, Llangunnock, was fined 2s 6d and costs, fOE- drunkenness in Laugliarne, and 2s Gd and costs for ob- taining drink whilst on the "black list." The Town Council will soon have to face another large expenditure. Dr Joaies says that he cannot go round the schools with a bath and weighing machine, and that the Town Council must provide a room for the medical examination of the children. It is to be hoped that the police statioi^. will not be offered for the purpose. All that is required now is for each school to have a couple of motor cars to call for the children in the moruiing and to deliver them home in the evening. .d" Even the cats have taken to skating. One was running along a roof on Saturday, and it went tobogganing on the ice and fell into a cart which was passing in the street. *■ It is quite true, as Aire Puxley pointed out, the Sacraments were administered and the Word of God preached in St. Peter's Church in the 12th century, before the Free Churches came into existence. But if the present Vicar were to carry out th eritual of the 12th century, the present congregation would organise a Free Church of some kind too; and if the services were conducted in another fashion, most of the Free Church- men would attend them. Nobody questions the great antiquity of the masonry of St. Peters Church.
WHITLAND. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Air John Lewis, Cavanoor'h, whose death was reported in our last issue, took place at Bethania C.M. Chapel, Whitland, on the 9th inst. The Rev. J. Evans, B.A., Cyffyg Church, conducted the service at the house; the Rev J. Davies (pastor) and the Rev Alorgan Jones, B.A., at the chapel, and the Rev. J. Evans, M.A., read the Church of England burial service, followed by prayer by the Rev Morgan Jones. MARKET.—There was a fair attendance at the weekly market on Friday. Butter in cask Is to Is 0od, and in lb rolls, Is Id to. Is 1 id per 1b; eggs, 14 for Is; 'rabbits, 8d each live poultry, 4s 6d to 03 a coupl-e; dressed poultry, 9d to 9jd per 1h; beef, 7d to 8d mutton, 8d to 9d; veal and pork, 6d to 7d per lib. ACCIDENT.—On Sunday evening, a youing man, manned Phillips, who is engaged at Air Powell, Waunigroii., sustained an accident, jutas lie came out of the evening service at Nazareth Baptist Chapel on Sunday. He brdvc 'his leg near the a.nkle. He was at once removed to-Dr Willanrs's surgery, and ■attended to. Air Powell visited him that evening, and saw he was properly cared for, and 0:1 Alond/ay he was removed to his homo at Oynderwen on a stretcher. SOCIAL.—Tlie Nazareth Chapel friends had a social at the new vestry on Monday even- ing. Avhiidli was well attended, the children being provided for, and enjoyed themselves to their heart's content, so much so that they expressed the:r desire to have another 11"Xt week. Th Rev Thomas Lew is, a native of WhiUlanù. and an old member of the church, who is now a missionary on the Congo. was also present. PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Llan- gan Parish Council was held at the Council School, Whitland, on the 8th inst. The chair was taken by Air Peter Howells, Blaen- cedw, and there were present: Messrs C. B. Rees, G. Evans, and AY. Rees, Whitland W. Howells. Dyffryn and J. H. Alilliams, La 11. The application for an extra District Coun- cillor for Llangan East was postponed till May next. It was resolved that a footpath be erected over tin Abbey River at Ffynon- foida, in conjunction with the parish of Llaiilboidy, lata cost of aibout JE3. Attention was drawn to, and a discussion ensued on the disgusting state of the Whitland Abbey road, which was caused by haulage of timber from the Abbey woods by waggons and the heavy gamboes. A SHUNTER INJURED.—Whilst John Evans, a native of Whiiitlar.d, was engaged in shunt- ing the through coaches of the London express on Alonday morning, he was acci- dentally knocked just under the .].ft. eye by the ball of the shackle, and stunned. He "lars removed to the west signal box. and was attended to by Dr Williams. Hs face is swollen up but hopes are entertained that his eye will be saved. 1I1T. 1 HOllA-s j'in.\ f lis V' rfo '» Pi'. of tie Puxlev Llant-nn pstaus, held the hal'-yearly rent audit nt the Railway Tavern Hotel, Whitland. on Friday. IAUGHARNE. MOTOR. CAP. SERVICE FOR LAUGHAKNE AND PfcNDiM?. — Mr W. II Dempster. C.C.. of Cliff House, laugliftrne, has received an intimation from the Great Western Railway divisional super- intendent. Swansea, that the companv in-end starting a mo'or-car service in May next between St. Clears Station and Pendine, )a8ing through Laiiflharne. «nctrrakin<? it their headquarters The inhabitants of the district and many holiday eeekera will be glad to hear the
Bunting Appointments. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS. FlidRy. Jar. 17, at Cwm Mill, Ferrvsicf^ at 10 43 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at TJanboidy. at 10.45 Frid&y, Jan. :?4, at Fa's By, n 11.15 a.m.
MARRIAGES. RODKRICH—CLAY.—January 9th, at HRA-IF Q Ar J Chureh, Cambridge, by (he I W r "I8 .^Ar=b(l„,o„ofE\y, R„G,Sy'^e H. Henry Bvcklcv Rorterirlr ,\r the late William Roderick anrt Mr 1! 'T °[ r;°<U^ Pp™br'jy- C.nnarth^shiro, to Ililda'Mary "f J°hn Biu-reH'e, Corner^ ^pGJ!l'i'Nt^January 15th, et Lammas-street O-.nereptional Church. Carmarthen, bv the Rev J. Ovtiiym Jonc&) assided hy the Rer Pari Haws B.D., !1r,rt Joseph James. P, Addie. dong ter of the late Rev 1). Jones, Ford.. Pem., to Rev Rowland Hnghes, B.D., of Tylorstown. DEATH. HUGHEI3. Jannarv Hth. at 7, Chureh-street, Car- marthen, J.etitm, widow of the Rev William Hughes, D.A., late Vicar of Newchurch, aged j C1 years. 6
l Carmarthenshire County Council. MEETING OF THE GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE. "in.e, quarterly meeting of the General Pur- por-es Committee of it-he Carmarthensbiie County Council was held at tlhe County Offices, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, at 2.30 p.<m. Mr Dd. Davies (Uniblyd) presided. There were also present: '-li i ) Glymvalis; Dr R. L. Ttaas Whi^nd, Lieut.-Gen-oral &ir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., GCB., Dolaucothi; Mr Simlett,, Llianelly Mr John Rees, Dolgwrn; Col. Lewes, LIFYB- mewvdd; Mr T. Jones, Llan,elly; Rov A. F- Mills, Carmarthen; iMr Josepli Josepli, Llan- gennecli; Mr S. H. Anthony, Kidwelly. TRAINING OF NURSES. ihe Swansea TaWIl Council wrote asking the Carmarthenshire County Council if they ■wtfuid assist som- midwuves from Carmar- thenshire to attend a course of lectures at the Swansea General JIoapAail. Dr Thomas said that the Act did not pe. vent any woman practising who did not dharge -a fee and wiho did not call heieelf a midwife He 'knew the of P^. 99 par cent of them are over 45; the*^weie, very old fashioned, -a-nd they would not go up to Swansea. Let the committee arrang centres ait Llanelly and Carmarthen and get local medical men to lecture to thiem. The motion was refeered to ,a committee. THE DIFFICULTIES OF AN INSPECTOR. Mr W. Jenlkin-, veterinary inspector for Lla: cli'o and Llandovery, TO thc_eu>b;ject for somo rorre-ipondenice. Mr Edwards, the anappdor ■ Hoard of Agriculture, sent j'll a report. complaining of the time wliiich -Mr Jenkins took before attend »g to case?. He noticed on a case in which a oaso was reported hy the police on the 28th NToiem ber, was nr.lt. visit:d by iMr Jenkins- Until the' 4tli D ecemlb c- r. —<Mr Jenkins replied to the effect- thtalt he could 'not porsiibly attend the oases sooner. Oases were ofteti-L 25 miles opart nd ihe lnd to. take them 11n, turn.—The Board of Agriicu-lture that the fault lay with had not made proper a,! ra ngeni.eiiits for tlie carrying out of the iSheep Scoab Order in the district. iMr Jenkins was present' at the meeting and cfonifi.i1m.ed flf's fetter verbally. He devoted four days a week to the AVO^V He got R20 for the Llandovery district, and £ 15 for the Lland.;i>o district. The espouses .allowed were railway /fare., and 6d ia miille from the nearest railway fil iation in Llandilo district, and 9d a mile in the Llandovery district.—This was also referred to a committee. NONSENSE! The Clerk said that they had received the Glanders Order, and several other orders which would have to 'be advertised. Dr Thomas We mu>-t protest against this We are boiimg made a laughinc; stock. T think it is perfectly absurd, if they insist on its benig done1 they are the proper authority to pay for it. It migoht be no use —but it all if we do not protest we would be tbled for ever. HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN. The Olerk brought before them the informs tion which he had got regarding the employ- ment of Health Visitors. A good many other counties employed lecturers to give pueh in- struction.—The Clerk, however, pointed out that the admMtistratIve to considered at the next meeting of the County Council, aiul they would on the face of that Act he hardly able any longer to defer the appointment of a Med teal Officei- of Health afor the county. Mr T. Thomas said that it was he who had brought the mlaititer foiAvard. He thought that the health of the children was quite as important as the skin, of the sheep on the Black Mountain to which they paid so much attention. Unless they palid attention to the children's heath, there would be no notion at all here in century. He agreed that the mart,tor ought to he deferred until the County Council meeting. DIPPING HUlMAN BEINGS. Veterinary Inspector reported two oases of sheep scab and one of anthrax in the Carmarthen District. There was a fresh oase of sciheep scab at Brynamman, in the Lliatndilo district. The Carmarthen cases of sheep scah had occurred on the farms of Penygraiig (Abergwili) and Glanrhwdw (Llanigendeirne), and Trad been introduced by monnftain sheep bought by the occupier of the former farm. The ease of anthrax "lx Occurred at Wern, Bankvfelin. IDr Thomas said that lie thought fourteen days was too long an. interval between the dippings of sheep. The scab on sheep was the same as the itclh or crafi in human beihgs. If he dipped all the people in hiisdistrict whio suffered from itcli a-t intervals of 14 days, they would go on suffering from itch "for ever and ever. Amen." The eggs hatched atflter ten days, and a second dipp- ing was required. Mr John Rees: Do yon dip human beings? Dr Thomias: Yes, all Baiptllsts dip. Rev A. F. Mills: Yes; but we do not dip the same element.
J.LANDILO. TEMPEBANCE. —The -Weekly temperance meeting was held op Sunday evcnin^, Wesleyan Chapel. The chair vas occui by Mr R. T. Evans, who, in addition to 1ll tioducing the meetiing, delivered the open- ing address. The Rev. D. B. Jones, Mr I'- Morgan, and Mr D. Arnold Thomas, B.A., of the Morpeth County School, also delivered addresses. Master J 0. Beynon gave a very appropriate recitat.011. THE dela th ocourred on Friday last of Mr Morris, -irapp,. better known as Mr Morris, Casbell, he having been for a great nuanber of years, the tenant of the Oarregcennen Castle Farm. A few years ago he gave up farming and had retired. He had a. pa.raly- tic seizuie on the Thursday, from wliidli he never ^reoovere oo.nsciousree-;ts. lie was a aeal ous and faithful menilbor of the Wwynonnen Weseyan Chapel. Deceased was 67 yeai-B of age, and leaves a wklow, who is herself an i.ivalid, anS several gmwln up children to inourn his loss. His remains w«ne interred il niandiio Oiurchyard or Moutlay last. The funeral contoge was a. very lengthy one. THE Hon. Walter F. Rice is reported to be a likely candidate for Brighton in the Con- &e,rvativ'<? illte art the next election.
Vunaal Treat to the Carmarthen Poor. PLEASANT FUNCTION AT ZION SCHOOLROOM. On Thursday, the 9th inst., the third anutal treat was given to the poor of Carmarthen at Zion (ajchoolrodm. This is the third year that the event has been organised, and yet so quietly has it been earned out that only the organisers, the subscribers, and the guests have been aware that such a function has taken place at New Year's time during 1906 and 1907. A few energetic friends have talkeu. up the imatter, collected funds, sought out the deserving recipients, and got the helpers together necessary -to make the affair a success. On Thursday evening the schoolroom pre- sented a VØ1 pleasing spectacle. Seasonable mottoes & decorations ornamented the room and the 80 or 90 guests who assembled were attended to in a most satisfactory ma-niiei. They were mostly old people, and were as varied a lot as could be found at any other gathering in the town,. Some were bom and had lived in poverty; others had been ill good positions and had gone down. Undoubtedly, there was a very cheerful air pervading the place. Most of the recipients that afternoon ,and evening partook of the only two "square meals" which they had had for some time. At the commencement of the proceedings, each had plenty of tea, bread, roast beef and plum pudding. After the speeches and tJhe miscellaneous (progiiaimime the (proceedings concluded with a coffee supper. The chair after tea was occupied by Coun- ciUar William Thomas. He said that it gave him greac pleasure to be present amongst them. This was the first time that they had been present at that gatheeirng which he understood was an annual one. He hoped that havintg had the pleasure of attending that evening, he would be able to come there again. He was sure that they had all enjoyed themselves very 'much. Looking at the programme, he felt. quite sure that there was another treat in store forthern in it and he felt sure that after the coffee supper they wouid all go hlome feeling they had had three treats in one. He hoped that they would all enjoy themselves very much. This was the third event of the, kind; he hoped that it would not be the last, 'but that it would be an annual one far years to come. It was very gratifying to see such a large number present, It was not really known, who pro- vided the treat, but great gratitude was due to those who gave it and to all who had assis ted in any way, aiijd he trusted they would be able to go on year after year so that there, would be no check, and that they would be ruble to 'make it as successful in the future as it had beeiyin the past. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. B. F. Richards, Mr Jo/nes, Mr Parke Jones, Mr Jaimes John, Rev. H. T. Atkins, Rev. T. N. PTiillipsoii. and the Rev W. D. Rowlands, Mr George Thomas (Harddfan). r Solos were given by Misses Lizzie Jones, H. J. Jones, Ray Evans, Gwladys and Myfy TiV.nric lirl Af i- T flnnwil Tijv.nns ? rAritntmriiR by Miss Lewis and Miss Blodwen Jones, and a pianoforte solo by Miss Evelyn Anthony, Miss Gwladys Evans acted as accompanist. Miss Gwladys Evans acted as accompanist. Amongst othefjg who assisted in various Ways were Miss Lewis (Market Hall), Miss L. Rees, Mrs Owen Jones, Miss Edward Da vies, Miss S. Jones, Miss Morgan (Brodawel), Mrs John (PrioTy street), Mrs Thomas (Waterloo terrace), Lane (Mill street), Miss Lizzie Jones, Miss Blodweni Jones, Miss Evans (Water street), Miss Gwladys Evans, Miss Evans (Dark Gate), Miss Evelyn Thomas, Evelyn Anthony, Rev B. F. Richards, Mr Edwards (the Avenue), Mr D. H. Thomas, Mr Owen Jones, Mr David Daviesi (Nott Square). Mr Parke Jones this year and last year, made arrangements to convey to and from their homes tlhe poor people who were not able to walk. Thotse who could not he removed, had liberal portions of the fare sent to them at their own homes. The affaiir was a great success from begin- ning to end, and thoie who took part in pro- moting it have the satisfaction of knowing that they have introduced one bright spot at any rate into the dull grey lives of the poor. _f,