•' Jack the Giant Killer" at the New Theatre, Cardiff. EXCURSION FROM CARMARTHEN. "Jack the Giant Killer" is still delighting large aadienten at tbe above theatre, and the there can be no better indication of the fun-producing character of the Pantomime than that the yonng folk are at the zenith of hilarity throughout the eleven scenes on wonderment and boisterous comicalities, and of the six scenes in the first half, special mention must again be made of Fairy ToyJand, which baffles the children with its multitude of representations that delight them and please the adnlts in its goigeous conception. Moat charming in its delicacy and beaaty is the Fairyland of Flowers, as the last ecene, and the audience are roost profuse in its praise. In fact the scenery and stage property throughout is par excellence, whilst the whimsical idea(which bristle up all through the Pantoroimp leave not a dull momer. t in nearly four hours of entertainment. As the ahow rcn, local quips are introduced, and eveiy evening several good "hits" are made. Parents ought to gladden the hearts of their children by taking them to see the triumph over the wicked giant. They themselves will be equally enamoured of the production, because the very latest in Pantomime effects have been taken advantage of by the management, and the whole ensemble is being perfected at each succeeding performance. People from a distance should certainly make arrangements to visit the Cardiff Pantomime, as there is nothing in the Wftft of England tooompare with it in gorgeousness and frivolity. Matinees are given every Saturday at 2 p.m. On Thursday, February 6th, a special excursion will run from Carmarthen, starting at 11 -50 a.m. and calling at Pembrey, Llanelly, Gowerton, Swan- sea, Neath, Briton Ferry, and Port Talbot, and returning from Cardiff at 1.5. midnight (Friday mornir g), for passengers for Carmarthen, Pembrey, Llanelly, and Gowtrton and 10 45 p.m. or 1.5 midnight for Swansea, Neatb, Briton Ferry, and Port Talbot. The return fare from Carmarthen and Pembrey will be 3s. Gd., and 3s. from Llanelly and Gowerton, It is to be hoped that our readers will avail themselves of the excursion, which will be the means of inducing the Railway Co, to again grant the same facilities,
Recordership of Swansea. MR. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS LIKELY TO BE APPOINTED. The appointment of Mr. S. T. Evans to the Solicitor-Generalship is likely to involve a vacancy in the Recordership of Swansea, and the name of Mr Llewelyn Williams, M.P. for the Boroughs, is already mentioned in that connection. Should Mr. Llewelyn Williams be appointed to this post at Swansea, it will necessitate his going back to his constituency of the Carmarthen Boroughs for re-eleotion. The names of Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., and Mr. Lloyd Morgan, K C., M.P,, are also mentioned in connection with the Swansea recordership, but it is unlikely that the last named gentlemen would accept the position, as it has been for some time understood that he is to have the next vacant County Court judgeship. Mr. Llewelyn Williams, who has resided at Swansea for soire time, is very popular there, and in all probability the choice will fall upon hif. In the event of his appointment it is not likely that the seat will be challenged.
LITTLE BY LITTLE AND BIT BY BIT. Most of the useful and profitable work of this world is accomplished, nowadays, by degrees. The great genius, who liy ft master ly stroke could immediately win fortune, fame, and what not, is a very rareooing to- day. Perhaps the gradual method is the true one (because it is the method upon which nature herself goes to work. Nature says the human body must have regularly, certain projiortions of certain foods, and Currants contain nearly two-thirds their weight of this kind of nutriment, therefore to eat Currants every day is beneficial to health,
!ML i J ¡ The Macnamara Estate. MR R. E. JENNING'S RENT AUDIT. DINNER AT THE IVY BUSH ROYAL 1 HOTEL. The Lady-Day rent audit of the Macna- mara estate, owned by Mr R. E. Jennings, Gellideg, was held by Messrs John Francis and Son, their offices at Carmarthen, Oill Saturday the 25th inst. The tenants" were given the usual abatement of ten per cent., and entertained to dinner 'at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, where Capt. Jennings, Gellideg presided, supported by Mr Francis and Mr A. E. H. Harries, soUicitor. The 'Royal toast having been duly honoured on the proposition of Oapt. Jemn- ings, the health of Mr Jennings and that of Capt. Jennings was next drunk with enthu- siasm. Capt. Jennings, on rising to respond, met with a very hearty reception. He said he was extremely obliged to them for the kind way in which they drank his and his father's health. His father very much regretted being unable to ^attend; for nothing gave him more pleasure than to. come amongst his tenants. This was not to be wondered at when it was remembered what mutual good friends they had always been. He would not fail to convey to his father the kind way !<n which his name had been re- ceived there that day, and he could assure them that it was his_father's most sincere wish that the happy state1 of things which had distinguished the estate in the past, sould always cointiiniue, and he always wished to acknowledge the 'invaluable services ren- dered hy Mr Francis in this connection. Speaking for himself, he was delighted to be present. He and IMrs Jennings, up to the present, had spent the whole of their married life at Gellideg, and they would be pleased to kinow that they had spent it very happily (applause). He was not a disinterested observer of agriculture in the county, and was alive to- the difficulties farmers had to contend with. Mutual sympathy between landlord and tenant heflped to mitigate hard- ships. He wished them in particular, and farmers generally, all prosperity; and hoped the next time to have the pleasure to meet those friends who he was sorry had been unable to attend that day owing to other engagements (loud cheers). Mr Francis said he wished to propose the healthi of Mr A. E. H. Harries, not as a lawyer, but .as a private gentleman whom they all respected (laughter). He was very shy of lawyers, because of their aptitude to draw out lonig fbiills. They were worse than auctioneers (laugTiter). But in their private capacity some of them were the finest gentle- ment one could [meet. aind Mr Harries was one of them. He washed to congratulate Mr and Mns 'Harries on the (birth of a daughter since they met last on occasion like that; and Mr Harries with that forethought and shrewdness characteristic of the profession had taken the precaution to have arranged for the erection of a spacious new residence on ,the Cliff, at Ferryside, which was approaching completion, in order to be pre- pared to cope successfully with any increase in hisfamilly (loud applause). Mr Harries, 'who was greeted with loud cheers, briefly 'responded. He thanked them for the kind way they had drunk his health, and Mr Francis for his kind remark*. He recognised in him 'a founder of a large family and a gentleman, therefore, who could speak with authority and with grace on a certain subject. He assured them he was glad to meet them. It reminded him of some of the most pleasant associations of his life. He would always be interested in their welfare (loud cheers). The health of Mr Francis was next sub- mitted, and most cordially received, and after a few words from Mr Francis express- ing his pleasure in being connected with the estate, which was so noted for the good feed- ing prevailing between Landlord and tenant, the party dispersed.
LLANDILO. TEMPERANCE.—The weekly temperance meeting was held at the Baptist Chapel on Sunday evening. The chair was occupied by Mr Evan Davies, Glandwr. Mr C. Jenkins took the introductory servicees. Leaflets with special hymns for the meetings were dis- tributed for the first time, and proved a great boon. Addresses were given by the chairman, 'Mr George, Mr D. Morgan, and recitations 'by Miss Jones ,aolld uVl'ast€*r Edwards, Chapel House. TEA AND SCCIAL.—A highly successful tea and social gathering were held at the New Chapel on Thursday evening, the 23rd inst., in connection with the choir, whei\ a large number of the members assembled together and a most enjoyalble evening was spent. The following ladies served at the tables.— Mrs Lloyd Davies, Miss Thomas (school- mistress) and Miss G. Lewis, Canton'. After tea had ibeen partaken of, a very interesting programme was igone through, when the following persons took part, viz.: Pianoforte solo, Mr George Thomas, Park IMiHs; verses on the Social, Miss Evans, Stepney Villa; solo, Miss Evams, Blaencemien; reci- tation, Mr John Lewis, Gurrey Hill; solo, Miss Rees. Ffairfach; paper speech, Mr H. W. Griffiths; cornet solo, Mr Austin Davies; recitation, "Man Mawr Maenclochog," Mr O. P. Davies (who convulsed the audience with laughter); solo, (Miss Gladys Davies; impromptu speech, "Spoon. prize awarded Miss Gladys Davies; solo, Mr Aneuryn Rees; recitation, Mr John Thomas; chorus, Clarionettes; solo, Miss Jones, Cambrian, House; recitation', Mr Tom Rees; solo, Mr O. P. Davies; recitation, Miss Thomas, Red House; solo, Miss Carrie Edwards. Mr J. T. Edwards, conductor of the choir, acted as chairman. The Rev W. Davies (pastor) made some appropriate remarks, and the proceedings were brought to a close by a rendering of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau,' the solo being sung by Miss Rees.
LLANSADWRN. OBITTJAEV.—We greatly regret this week to have to chronicle the death and funeraff of the Rev E. R. Jones, of Bryndyfan, at the a-ge or 65 years. Mr Jones was a native of Llan&adwrn, and his family have 'been settled at Bryndyfan, of which they are the owners with other property in the parish, in Llan- gadock and ConwM Cayo, for hundreds of years. He was the last of the Joneses of Bryndyfan, and the property passes to a nephew, Mr Davies, of Neuadd, Garnant. Mr Joneswlas educated for the Church, and served several curacies in this country, and was a missioner in the Diocese of Huron, Canada, being stationed at London, Ontario, and Dunganinon. However, on the death of his mother and his f ather, getting on in years he returned to this country and eventually settled in the old paternal establishment of Bryndyfan. He Was elected member of the School Board, and was parochial member of the group of managers of Council Schools as veil as a memiber of the Parish Council. He was of a kind and geniial disposition, with a fund of good stories of his adventures, a keen sportsman, and a lover of degs. He married late in life, and the widow survives him. There is no ohild of the marriage. He had been in failing health for a considerable time, and nothing but a robust constitution, used to the open air, could have successfully borne what he has hornet. He was confined to the house since November, and was atten- ded by Dr Hopkin, Llangadock, bur the once fine constitution) was giving way, and he succumbed on the 17th inst. The funeral (private) took place on Thursday last Ml the family burial ground -at Llansadwrn. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev D. Bow-en, of Ebenezer, .and the Rev D. Davies, curate, Llanwrda. In the chunioh, the Rov J. Price, Talley, and Rev Ebenezer Lloyd took part, and by the graiveside, the Rev W. Morgan, vicar, of Pontardulais, offi- ciated. Miss Gibbon, of the Council School, presided at the organ, and played the "Dead March" as the funeral cortege entered the church -in an impressive maniner. The chief mourners were Mrs Edwards, Black Lion, Hotel, Llianylbyther (sister); Mfcs I/ewis- Jones, Lampeter (sister-in-law); and a strong party of nephews and nieces. Among those assembled to do honour to the deceased were Mr Lloyd, J.P., Glansevin Mr C. P. Lewis, J.P., Llandovery; Rev J. Jones, vicar of Gwynfe Mr R. Peel Pritee, County Treasurer, Llandovery; Mr H. D. Jones, Beili, Gwynfe; and Dr Hopkin, Lliamsadock. Beautiful wreaths had been sent Ibv his sister (Mrs Edwards), hie nephew and niece, Mr V* alsely and Miss Bridget Edwards, and others. ,Yo
Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, K.C., M.P., at Kidwelly. A public meeting was held in the Town Hall on Tuesday eveming lasl- to hear an address by the popual member for West Carmarthen- shire, Mr J. Lloyd Morgan. The halil was comfortably filled by an intelligent audience, there being a fair sprinkling of ladies present The hon. member was received with tremendous applause on entering the room, the cheers feeing resumed when he emerged from the ante room on to the platform, aocom pamied Iby the Rev W. C. Jenkins, who presi ded, Councillor W. Wilkins (Mayori, Ald. H. E. Smart, and Mr Evan Griffiths, Chelse'a. The audience included the following proinan ent Liberals: Aldermen J. G. Anthony and John Jones, Mr Daniel Meredith, Councillors D. G. Anthony, George Jones, S. H. Evans, and D. Gower, Messrs R. H. Isaac and Oak- ley Harries. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said that they had come together to listen to what their respected Member of Parlia- liament had to say raite,r a somewhat long absence from their midst. They knew that during a great j>a,rt of that time be was atten diing to his duties in the House of Commons making laws which he (the speaker) thought should be obeyed if they were just laws. They were anxious to see better laws made, and especially did they desire to have dealt with, such liquor traffic, Education and Disestablishment (cheers). They in Wales had been, ripe on the last named for over 40 years. He had once visited the House of Commons in the early eighties, and lie well remembered secinig there a number of oldgenrtlemen who were inot always of good behaviour (Daughter). Now, however, the legislative Assembly .was composed of demo crats, they had not had such a democratic House for mainy years. Wales had done its duty nobly in sending a LiiEenal member for each constituency, and Wales was expecting something from them. More would have been accomplished were it not for the House of Lords which kicked out many good bills passed by the Lower House. The Hereditary Chamber must be, dealt with—it must be either mended or eluded (applaase) so that the people, oan have measures they ar thirst- ilJllg for. He (the chairman) was glad to see their member looking so well, in f,act, he looked quite a boy still (applause). He remeim bered him as a boy and he had followed his career with interest. They had another gentleman) from London on the platform—he referred to Mr Evan Griffiths (applause— wihom he called upon to move the first resolu tion. Mr E. Griffiths, who was well received, then moved "That this Meetin.g declares its uinalbated confidence in. the present Govern- ment, the most democratic that has held office-in this country, and pledges itself to support it in its future endeavours to do away with monopoly, inequality, and privileges, and to uplift the con-ditiorn of the people. He thought the resalutiOlll. contained senti ments with which they would all agree. He was proud to be present to welcome Mr Lionel Morgan who, as their representative, had done so much for Liberalism in the House of Commons (applause). A wave of National- ism had be-on passing over Wales duiing recent years, and tha;t Wale6 had realised this, was exemplified by the fact that lier representatives were her own sons. Mr J. Lloyd (Morgan and his fellow members had raised Wales amongst the nations of the United Kingdom. An anomaly had been swept away when the Principality, after lHbH had chosen Nonconformists instead of Church men to represent them in Parliament. He was grateful for what tihe present Govern- ment had dome, not because he was satisfied, but because he knew what difficulties the Liberal party had to face when taking office after such a long period of Tory monopoly. He did not say the Tory administration was altogether bad. It was somewhat like the curate's 'bad egg (laughter). They pelihaps knew the story. The bishop who had invited the Curate to tea expressed his fears that the elg he was supplied with was bad. "No, my lord," was the young cleric's reply "narts of it are quite good" (much laughter). The daffi culty was to distinguish what was good in the acts of the late Government. The present government were striving to fulfil the promises made at the ast General Election. Wales was quite ready for a fuill measure of Education, and in his opinion, the Government would be well advised to take courage in Iboth bands and bring in a bill for secular education. He believed in Bible reading, and he, should like to see the Bible in the schools, but he reallised that the various contending religious bodies would never agree on the question. The bickering of religious controversies would only be put an end to by establishing a system of secular Education (applause). With regard to Tariff Reform( he-believed Free Trade was safe during the continuance in office of the Liberal Party, but the electors must not be deluded into a state of absolute security. He agreed wiith Mr Bonar Law that had times alter people's opinions, and it behoved the Liberals by such meetings as this to instruct the people on the beneficent results of Free Trade. Protection was no guarantee that the prosperity of a country adopting it, was ensured as witness the industrial warfare in. such highly protec- ted countries as America and Germany. Their success as a nation was due to the basic fact of its Free Trade system. He would not stand any Joniger between them and their respected member, but hoped they would pass the resolution with acclamation, and send Mr Lloyd Morgan with a cheerful heart to support in Parliament the measures which were so near to their hearts, (applause). The Mavor briefly seconded in, a Welsh speech. He had come there to listen and not to 'speak, 'but he was proud of the opportun- ity to "ceifnogi" the government. As word- in a: men they owed a debt of gratitude to the Liberal party who had given, them the free- dom they now on joyed (applause). Mr J. 'Lloyd Morgan, who received a warm welcome on risiiig, remarked at the outset that he was pleased to meit a Kidwelly audience once more. He knew that the Liberals of that town were men who could be relied on, and he was well aware of a con- siderable amount of political enthusiasm existing in the locality. This was evidenced by the fact that in spite of the inclemency of the feather, t=JuCh a large number had assembled there that evening. The Chair- man had referred to the long time that had elapsed since he had faced anaudience in that hall. Well, his Parliamentary and his professional duties occupied so much of his time, that he was unable to visit his cont- Sttiltuents as often' as' jie should like. He could not help noticing with deep regret that since the last time lie stood, on. thatplatform, death had removed from their midst his old friend, Aid. DI. Stephens, who was always to the fore on Liberal questions, and who had pre- sided at his .meetings on several occasions. Turning to politics, he said that the Govern^ ment which had been in power two years would enter on its tbill-d Session, and it had amVed at a critical period of its existence. He had full confidence in the, Government, and believed its members were fullly alive to the importance of the situation, and would deal effectively with it. When the Govern- ment last year introduced their House of Lords resolution, they decided on ii fighting policy, and in this he thought they were right. Whatever the consequences, they had now to go on with it. Any indication of weakness would lead to failure, and success depended on their demonstrating to the country that they are in real earnest and meant business. He hoped and believed the Government had a clear, definite course of aftion in mind, that t-h(W would at all costs carry out their intentions with courage and resolution. A policy of drifting was always fatal They had a striking lesson in the fate wlbiich awteited Mir Balfour's Government and its ruin, at the last general election. The Unionist party gave the public the impres- sion that having brought forward a great question, it was afraid to face thle difficulties and fight it out. If the Government have this lesson before them, and having made up their minds as to their policy, he hoped they would not allow themselves to be pushed forward by the extreme section of the parity, nor to he pu led back by its timid members. So long as the House of Lords existed in its present form, there could be no progressive legislation, for, as things* now stood, it mlattered not what the electors decided at the pels. Mr Balfour was still in power. In the two past .Sessions, only so much of the Government programme .as he assented to had become law; so in the comintg Session only the parts of the Education Bill and the Licensing Bill and other measures as he thought were unobjectiontahle, would be a110wle.cliby the. Lords to pass into law. This was a state of things so humHiatijig, that a free people could not tolerate it, and the fight having commenced would have to go on. In the forecast of the King's Speech, it was stated in the press that the Government intended to deal with the question of Univer- sity Education in Ireland. Perhaps the rumour was fake. Whether it was proposed to do anything he did not know, but if they intended to set up a RomanCatholic Univer- sity in Ireland, supported at the public ex- pense, he ventured to utter a word of timely warning. He did not believe they would do anything of the kind. Other Governments had found themselves in difficulties in deal- ing with this question, and if an ,attempt were made to settle the question on sectarian basis the Government, with all its majority, might find themselves in stormy waters. He did*not see why Roman Catholics could not be content with universities like Oxford and Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin. It they wanted a university in wmich they could shape the course of studies in harmony with Catholic dogmas they must do it at their own expense. He wished to express his opinions quite clearly on the subject, for with every desire to support the Governme.nt, he could not do so if he came to the conclusion that their legislation was based on unsound prin- ciples. But, as he had already said, he did not believe that any such difficulty would arise, for he felt sure the desire of the Liberal ) party was to put an end to sectariansim in whatever form it existed. Mr Asquith, in introducing his Budget, said he had put aside a sum of 2!- millions in order to begin a system of OldAge Pensions. He did not commit himself or the Government to any particular scheme, and he made it clear that whatever was done in the direction of Old Age Pensions must be done by steps and stages, and that it could not be -achieved at a single blow. All they could therefore hope to do this Session was to Jay the foundations of this reform. He ha<l every sympathy with such a reform, and the cause of the aged poor was dear to his heart. At present, the scheme was only known, to the members of the Government. The question presented many difficulties, for to raiise a large sum of money was a course which could not be lightly undertaken. The national" ependi- ture was now so hg, and the demands made on the ratepayers were so heavy, that no one could lightly contemplate the prospect or undertake the task of raising many millions of money for an object, be it ever so deserv- ing. He had the fullest confidence in Mr Asquith, and be believed his scheme would be a fair one, which would commend itself to the common sense of the nation. The diffi- culty in, solving the question was how are you to get the money. He did not know how this was to be done, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer was a very experienced man, and he would act with wisdom I and judg- ment. A Bill wias introduced last Session by a private member, in favour of giving every- one 'after 65 years a pension of 5s a week. The Bill did not say how the money was to be obtained, and in the absence of such in- fonmationl he voted iagainst the proposal, as it would cost between 20 and 30 millions a year. It did not mean that he was against Old Age Pensions, but he could not support proposals of that k;i,nd-however good t he object—.unless he could see how it was to be carried through. He had heard a Labour member in the House of Commons say that his party would not take a Bill unless it gave old age pensions to everyone. His experi- ence of political life had taught him that it was very unwise to say things of that kind, and more unwise to act on them. In polities the prudent plan; was to take what you could get, and regard it as an. instalment, an,d then press for more afterwards. Speaking I; on the Licensing Question, he advised the Temperance Party to adopt the same course and take all they could get, and not to refuse what was offered because t'hey could nbt get all they asked for. In doing that they did not prejudice their course, for they could go on educating the public. He hoped, how- ever,, the Government Bill would go a Jong way in the direction of reducing the number of public houses in the country, and he be- lieved this would be done by proceeding upon perfectly just lines. Aid. H. E Smart proposed "That this meet i-ug declares its saticfaction with the manner in which our member (the first Nonconform- ist) has represented the constituency, and has full conifide-lice in his unswerving fidelity to Progressive principles." He was always pleased to appear on the platform with Mr Lloyd Morgan, a genUeman whoi, his father (the late Mr Henry Smart) had always im- pressed on him as a boy, was one of the best type of politician (applause). He was a fair- minded man, and not a 'ranter," and as such had commended himself to. his late father. He,agreed with Mr Lloyd Morgan on the subject of Old Age Pensions, and he was pre- pared to trust him to do what was right when this matter was next brought forward in the House of Commons (applause). He had much pleasure in. moving the resolution. Rev W. C. Jenkins seconded in Welsh, and said he did so from his heart. Their member was not a very pushing man; he did not rush into extremes, but always studied the feel- ings and desires of t-he constituents, and acted in Itheirbest and highest interests. The boys of Sir Gar always did well when they tried, and he was glad to think that not only their member was meeting with success, but their friend, Mr Griffiths as well. When their present member would some day be elevated to the House of Lords (laughter), he trusted his successor would follow in his footsteps (applause). Mr Lloyd Morgan, in acknowledging, re- minded his audience that he had sat for West Carmarthenshire for 19 years. He felt he would before long be the "Father" of the House (laughter). It was gratifying to him after such a long period of representation that the friendly relations existing between him and his constituents showed no signs of breaking. If at any time they found he did not go as far as some of them would desire, they would understand it was purely due to the fact .that he could not support measures which did not commend themselves to hils better judgment. His only reward was the thanks of Ibis constituents. This he had hitherto obtained, but when he failed to secure it, he would be prepared to drop his connection with them. He proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Rev W. C. Jenkins, whom he had known from boyhood as a friend of his late father, and whose friend- ship had been continued to the son. Mr E. Griffiths seconded, and it was carried amidst loud applause. The meet.il11,g then, terminated.
Hnnting Appointments. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS. Friday, Jan. :51, at Bankyfelin, at 11 a.-n. Tuesday, Feb. 4, joint meet with Mr Seymour Allen, at Whitland. At 11.30 a.m. Ftiday, Feb, 7, at Traveller's Ret at 11 a.m. MR SEYMOUR ALLEN'S ROUNDS. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Ilcnllan Lodge, at 11 a m. PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS. Monday, Feb. 3, at Picton Castle, at 10.30. a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. at Trewern, at 10 30. a m.
ST. CLEARS. The installation of Bro. T. T. LJoyd, of St Clears, as Worshipful Master of the Narberth Lodge (No 2001) of Freemasons, took place on Friday last, the 17th inst., at the lodge room Nairbert'h, the installing master being Wor. Bro. S. N. Cooper, of Tenby, assisted by Wror Bro. Thomas Williams, of Lawren.ny, and Wor. Bro. David Lloyd, Narbeirth. The W.M appointed the f-ollowiing officers: I.P.M., Wor Bro. David Lloyd; S.W., 1ko. W. N. Evans; J.W., Bro. John Harris; chaplain, Bro. R-ev D. Cadfwloh Davies; treasurer, Bro John Roberts; secretary, Bro. W. R. James; D.C., Bro D. J. Lewis; A.D.C., Bro. John Rees; S.D., Bro. J. H. Davies; J.D, Bn>. B. Jones; I.G., Bro. J. Harris; organic Bro. W A. Lewis; charity steward, Wor. Bro. J. Davies; stewards, Bro J. Olive and Bro. G. J. Collins, tyler, Bro. J. W. Carr. After the fi £ remony the annual banquet was held at the De Riitzen Hotel, when the Worshipful Master, Bro. T. T. Lloyd presided, supported by visi- tors from lodges in Carmarthen, Llanelly, Tenby, and Ireland. The urn a! toasts were duly honoured. Wor. Bro. W. E. Jenkins oaterell in his usual style.
Carmarthen Hunt Steeplechases. This two day's meeting opened on Wednes- day. Fine weather prevailed in the morn- ing, and although there was a little rain and hail in the afternoon it did not interfere to any extent with the sport. It is wonderful how much vitality this meeting possesses, for it has been successfully carried through under circumstances which were, to say the least, discouraging. The racvs arranged for the autumn had to be abondomed, and the Committee had to begin all over again, handicapped by the fact that they bad already practically spent all the cost of a meeting amd had nothing whatever to show for it. The difficulties were, however, over- come by the energy and zeal of the com- mittee, backed up by their worthy secretary (Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas). The fact that the Committee have been able to weather so many financial storms lately, speaks volumes for the ability of those re- sponsible for the arrangements. The officials were: Stewards, Sir Marteine uloyd, Bt.; Mr J. Wynford Philipps, M.P.; Mr F. Lort Phillips, Mr R. H. Harr-,es, M.F.H. Capt. C. Spence-Jones, M.F.H. Judge, Mr C. W. R. Stokes, Warii-i;ck Hou-e, Tenby; Clerk of the Scales, Mr F. G. Page, Worcester; Handicapper, Mr A. P. I'Anson, Priam-Lodge, Epsom; Clerk of the Course and Stakeholder, Major Glaseott, Saunders- and Stakeholder, Major Glaseott, Saunders- foot; Starter, Mr Percy Thomas, Derllys; Auctioneers, (Messrs J. Howell Thomas and Son, Carmarthen; Hon. Sec., Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas, estate agent and auctioneer, Carmarthen. The course was rather heavy iircon-equence of reoonit rain; and this accouints undoubted- ly for the large number of surprises which there were in the finishes. Steeplechasing is always fairly uncertain; but it is doubly so on wet ground, and the Carmarthen, course is rather a stiff one at the best of times. There were no accidents of any serious consequence—except that they were sometimes serious for those who had backed the favourite. Several "sure things" came down at fences but the greatest crfish was in the United Counties event, when the three who were leading come d'0U"Ui almost in a heap, and led to a victory which resulted in a regular ovation for the winming jockey. The first day's sport was an ideal one- plenty of unexpected happenings without anybody being hurt. 1= There was a good attendance on Wednes- day. Anjmonigst those on the Grand Stand were Mr J. W. Gw.ynne Hughes, Tregeyb, Mrs Hughes, and Miss Hughes; Dr R. L. Thomas and Mrs Thomas, Whitland; Mr R. Peel Price, County Treasurer; Mr and Mrs Da viies-Evans, Penylan; Mr John Johns. Parceithin Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush; Dr Denzil Harries, Carmarthen; Mr D. Burnett, Golden Grove; Mr W. Grismond Philipps and Mrs Philipps, Cwmgwili; Mr T. Parkinson and Mr J. Parkinson, Castle Pigyn Mr C. Haydn Williams, Mr A. E. 0. Norton, Rev Wilfrid O'Haean, C.P.; Mr D. E. Jones, Mr Cavila, Mr Chambers, Bristol; Mr Childs. Tenlby; Mr H. Studt; Mr A. R. Lewis, M.R.C.V.S., St. Clears; Mr Protheroe Beynon and Mrs Protheroe Beynon, Tre- wern Mr E. Trubshiaw, Llanelly Mr D. H. Thomas, Starling Park Mr Percy Thomas, Mr Jas. Thomas, ide,rllys Court; Mr J. B. B. Protheroe, Dolwilym: Mr Harold Lawrence, Ferryside Mr and Mrs Leslie, Mrs Cham- bers Mr Foster, AMtyferin; Mr and Mrs ) R. M. Thomas, Llanddowror; Mr R. H. Harries. M.F.H., and Mrs Harries, The Droft; Sir 'Marteine Lloyd, Bt., Bronwydd; Mr T. Lewis, Mr J. Lewis, and Mr L. Lewis, 1 Brynglas; Mr Ormon-d, Tenby; Mr H. j Harries, London; Mr W. d. R. Hughes.. Vliddleton Hall; Mr Hitehings, Pembroke; Mr Dan Davies, Pembroke Mr E. Gwvimc rhomas, Woodbine; Mr H. Brunei White, The Grange; Major Glaseott, Saundersfoot; Mr John Francis, Myrtle Hill. 1.30.-Tlie DERLLYS SELLING HANDI- CAP RACE of 40 Sovs.,Two miles over eialht flights of hurdles. Mr T. Sheehan's Mount Earl II., 6y., 12st. 7lbs P. Sheehan, 1 Mr E. Thomas' Flattery, Gy, lOst. 131b. Mr A. Thomais 2 Mr J. Wynford Philipps' Funny Wag, a., Mr 0. Anthony 3 Mr Beauchamp's Grey Diamond, 4 yrs., list. 81bs W. Morgan 0 Mr J. E. Walker's Jilted, a., lOst. 121b. R. Burford 0 Betting: 6 to 4. Grey Diamond 3 to 1 Mount Earl and Funny WTag; 4 to 1 Jilted; 10 to 1 Flattery. Half a length between first and second. 3ix lengths bet-ween second and third. MO.—LLANELLY MAIDEN HURDLE RAvE of 40 Sovs. Two mrles over eight flights of hurdles. I:> Mr J. J. Rees' Phil Christo, list. Slbs J. Rees 1 Mr W. Blake's Lady Kathleen, list 71bs W. Morgan 2 Mr C. S. Smith's Corndean, lOst 121bs. Mr A. Smith 3 l Betting: 10 to 1 .against Corndean 5 to 4 an Ladv Kathleen; 5 to 4 agrt Phil Olinr-to. Won by half a length or le-s.. This iiias wlln in a hailstorm; but the riders liall it in their backs most of the time. 2 50 —THF CARMARTHEN TOWN SELL- ING STEEPLECHASE of 40 Sovs. Two miles flying course. M Mr J E. Belcher's Roman I<riK't, list 9Jb R. Burford 1 < Mr D. H. Leslie's Eoseene, 12st Olbs 1 Mr Owen Anthony 2 < Betting: 6 to 4 oil, Eoscene. f 1 Won easi.lv. The favourit? led frc most of tb» way; but .fell at the open ditch, nnd failed to overhaul Roman Fruit UT,v,p 3 25.—THE UNITED COUNTIES HlATj STEEPLECHASE of 40 Sovs. Three miles over bptiks. Mr H. Harries' Acuslila II., 12st. olbs Mr Gwyn Anthony 1 Mr R. H. Harries' Truefitt II. 12st Slbs Mr W. P. Rocli 2 Mr G. h Stokes' Shoot. 12st lib Owner 3 Also rann Capt. Barkers Red Cardinal (19-5 Mr J. N. Kelily) Mr R. H. Harries Glenside (12-10, Mr j. R. Anthony); Mr J. Lock Morris' Unexpected III. (12-5, Owner) Mr B. irttsl Redskin (12-10, Mr 0 Anthony) Mr W. V. Howell Thomas' Flip Jack II. (12-5, -i.r D. Brown). v o Betting: 2 to 1 against Red Card'nail; 3 to 1 against Glenside; 5 to 1 against Redskin, and Shoot; 10 to 1 against Acushla. and others' Redskin fell early in the race. It then, appealed to fee a rare he,twen Shoot, Glen- side, iaiid Red Cardinal; but all three came down at the last fence. Acushla won hy a distance. 4 0 —THE HARKFORWARD HUNT STEEPLECHASE of 40 Sovs. Two miles over the flying course. Sir Marteine Lloyd's Geoff, list. 12Iks Mr H. S. Harrison 1 Mr D. H. Leslie's Eoscene, 10s 71ib, car- ried lOst 111b) Mr 0. Anthony 2 Betting: 6 to 4 on Eoscen. Won by half a length. SECOND DAY. 1.30.—THE BRONWYDD HURDLE RACE of 40 .Sovs. Two miles over eight flights hurdles. Mr W. Blake's Lady Kathleen, list 5lbs E. R. Morgan 1 Mr J. W7ynford Phiiipps' Mclapo, list 61b Mr Owen Anthony 2 Sir Marteine Lloyd's Geoff, list 121bs Mir H. S.Harrison 3 Also ran Green gate and Phil Christo. Won by a length; two lengths divided the second and third'. Betting: 6 to 4 on Molapo, 5 to 2 against Creangatc, 7 to against Lady Kathleen, and 10 to 1 against others. „ THE STEWARDS' SELLING HURDLE RACE of 30 Sovs. Two miles over eight flights of hurdles. Mrs Harrison's Reptile, list 91bs. Mr 0. Anthony 1 Mr C. Bewicke's Dying Duck. list. H. Whiley 2 Mr T. Sheehan's Mount Earl II., list 91b P .Sheehan 3 Also Tail: Little Minnie II., Lord Wornian, Springfield Thurgh, Sharpshooiter, Edie Yio'et, Jilted, Grey Diamond, Funny Wag. Won by six lengths. Neck divided second and third. Betting: 5 to .against'Mount Earl, 6 to 1 a,gainst Reptile. Grey Diamond, and Lord Worman 10 to 1 against others. Winner sold for 20 Sovs. to Mr Gash. TALLY-HO OPEN HANDICAP STEEPLE- CHASE of 40 Sovs. Three miles on;r i the flying course. ¡ Mr J. W. Philipps Dathi, 1 t 3ibs Mr O. Anthony 1 Mr J. C. Metcalfe's Father Ignatius, Mr R. Chadwick 2 Air W. Blake's Wihitcliffe, 10s 91'bs W. J. Rees 3 Won by a neck. 5 to4 on Datjii, 6 to 4 against Father Ignatius; 6 to 1 against Whit cliffe. Wiiitoiiffe fell. THE MAESY PRIOR NOVICES STEEPLE- Oha.se of 30 Sovs. Two miles over banks. Oapt. Barker's Red Cardinal, list 121b Mr J. H. Kelly 1 Mr B. J. Roos' Redskin, list Tibs Mr J. L. Morris 2 Mr G. L. Stokes' Topthorn V., 12st 31b Mr Ü. Anthony 3 Also ran: Haverfordwest, Gwendraeth. THE TOWY (MAIDEN STEEPLECHASE of 40 Sovs. Two m..es over the flying course. Mr Heaixy T. Castle's Bedgrove 1 Capt. W. S. Anthony's Paddy Nattui 2 Mr F. Bibby's Capacity 3
St. Clears Notes. The members of Trinity C.M. Chanel had a social evening on Thursday, the 23rd mst., The 'social' was got up for the purpose of brin«nni«- the different members into closer touch with each other. The preliminary part was in the children and adults joinang to- gether in a pleasant cup of tea in the vestry, which was followed by a programme of music etc., whidv was presided over by the pastor (Rev J. E. Thomas). The evening passed off very pleasantly all present feeling that the object of the meeting had, to a very large extent, been attained. The thanks of all members are due to those ladies who had provided so bountcfudy and attended so assiduously to the wants of those present. **# The friends, at Gapel Mair have decided to hold their annual Easter Monday eisteddfod again this year as usual, and have, so we are given to UlnderSltand prepared a more attrac- tive pi-ogramime than they have hitherto done which means of course, that the standard will be very high. The prizes for competitors competing in the various solos are unusually large for 11ural districts and should be the means of attracting singers from outside the immediate locality. The president for the occasion will be Mr W. N. Evans, The Parade Carmarthen, while the adjudicators are well known throughout South Wales for their ability and impartiality. The conductor for the day is that versatile individual known as "Brynach.' We very much regret that the Rev. D. Cadfwlch Davies, the popular pastor of Capel Mair Independent Chapel has for some time past been confined to his bed by illness. We are very glad to find that he is now fairly on the road to recovery and we wish him, most heartily, a speedy return to good health. 11* At a meeting of the Town Trust held at the Town Hall on Thursday, the 23rd inst. (Mr H. Lyons presiding), it was decided that two exhibitions, each of the yearly value of t4, be given this year to children and natives of St. Clears and that the Chairman and Vice- Chairman (Air T T. Lloyd) be asked to draft out a scheme subject to the approval of the Trustees. The annual general meeting of the share- holders of the St. Clears Market Co. was held at the Court House, St. Olears, on Thurs day afternoon, the 16th inst. Mr W. Beynon, chairman of the Directors, read the state- ment of affairs which on the whole, was prom ising and satisfactory. No dividend was declared for the year, inasmuch as extra expen-es had to be met in making an auction ring .and in filling up the centre part of the inner yard with stones, which will niateiialily add to to the comfort of those attending the market. It should be stated that the Company only commenced cQUectilng tolls from last June, and therefore, it was hardly to be expected that a dividend could be declared for the past year. Future years should prove satis- factory to all concerned. # Mr Lewis Rogers, Blaengors, was unani- mously elected a director in place of Mr J. Phillips, C.C., who stood aside in order that another farmer should be placed on the Direc torate to voice the opinions of his class. It was further agreed that fortnightly markets be held from June next and contin ued until December. This should prove of great service to the farmers, as they can then be sure of getting the best Market price. Mr H. Lyons, Green Meadow, and Mr B. Salmon L'.antginning, wore re-elected auditors, while the Secretary's salary was increased in recog nition of his very valuable services he had rendered to the Company. Votes of thanks to the Directors and offic iials closed the meet- ing. A Benefit Concert will be given at the LIall d do wror National School on Tuesday, Feb- ruary 4th, St. Clears Monthly Market Day, in aid of the widow of the late Mr Fred Court All the best local artistes have promised to assist, and as the cause is a most deserving one, we hope that the Concert will be a pro- nounced success. Mrs R. M. Thomas, will take the chair at 7 p.m. • «* With regard to the above death a story his born circulated that the deceased (Mr Frecl Court) was neglected by the guardian cf his parish (Mr J. Bedford) and we wish mc --t emphatically to contradict such a mali- cious and untrue rumour. The guardian and the decoased's employer ruid neighbours, one n "da 11, treated him in a most generous man- ner, and every thing that could be done to f) rebate his. sufferings and wants was done. We 110pethat this will be the means of put- ting a stop, once and for all to the rumour.
By the Way. The miccting of the Carniarilien (Welsh) Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held at AN ater street on Monday evening. The deputation, was the Rev J. Preece, of Llanovor. Rev W. D. Row- lands occupied the chair. The Mayor, who is treasurer, presented his report, and the secretary (Mr John Williams, Old Foundry) delivered a brief address. The vote of thanks to the deputation, was moved by the Rev H. P. Atkins, iseco,n.dc,d -t)y the Rev Pro- fessor Jones and carried untammously. **» We are pleased to hear that the Chamber of Commerce has voted a sum of £5 to the United Counties Agricultural Society, to be given as a prize at their forthcimng show. # There was a hot debate- on Socialism at St. Peters social meeeting on Tuesday night. Mr W. SpurreM occupied the chair." Mr C. H. Morgan Griffiths introdueed the subject of "Socialism," and in a well reasoned address utterly demolished the shallow fallacies of that political system. Mr Dd. Lloyd and Mr T. Smith took the other side —the latter somewhat strongly. Mr C. H. Morgan Griffiths was supported in his views by the Ven. Archdeacon Evans, Rev Aldred Williams, and Mr T. E. Brigstocke. The Borough Quarter Sessions were held on Friday. There were no prisoners for triail. The Recoider :\I,r Milner Jones) congratula- ted the jury on the fact that there were no bills to be presented tothem, and explained to them the provision of the new Act for releasing fii, t offenders on probattion. There have been several committee meet- lUlgs during the week in connection with the re-organisation of the fire brigade; and it is believed that matters will be placed in an even more satisfactory footing than that on which they were before. <:> *it.* The name, cf Alderman John Beavan, of Llansadwrn, was accideiiitally omitted^ from our report of the Carmarthenshire County Council meeting last week.
RIRTHP. SHORT. January 2Sh, at 110. louver Oxrord- street, Sva-^ea, the wife of Mr J 4 Short assistant warder, II. L Prison, Swarew (and formerly of Csrmirther,), of a daughter. HOLMES. — January 27th, at 1, Parade-roid, Car- mi rthc-n, the wife of Mr P. Iloltncs, brassfitter, of a daughter. MOUNSEV, —.lanaary 30 h, at Green Hall, CaTmar- then, ille wife of I\frCi aries U. Mouusey, County Surveyor for Cartnar I-enshire, of a daughter. LEATH. JBREMY —Janra y 25th, at 7, Pondside, Johnstown, Carmirthen, Matilda, the wife of Mr George Jereii,y. fttun lant at Job,, Well, Carmarthen, aged 43 yet is.
I; ARRIVALS. The schooner ''Electric'' from London, with a cargo of J. B. AVhites and Nine Elms cement for Mr T. Davie«,Quay. PROTESTANT ALLIANCE MEETINGS, the Key Alexander Roger, the well known Protestant lecturer, oandneted a series of meetings at bhe Guildhall this week, in connection with the Free Church Council. The meetings were weN latwnded. On account of pressure on our space, we are compelled to hold over a lengthy notice of the meetings until next week The Carmarthen Golf Club motored to their links on. Thursday last for their monthly medal competition. Out of the twelve competitors who started, only two players—Messrs D. E. Stephens and E. W. Rees—qualified for the medal, the °*"er| not having completed the full round or lo holes Mr Stephens was the wiamer with the nett score of 88. Aftej^the wmpetition, all the members had tea at the Golf House, Miss Gwlayds Thomas, Myrtle Villa, prid- ing at the talble. The ladies' competition for the prize offered by Mrs D. E. Stephens, starts next Thursday. The Committee are also making arrangements for an Eastei meeting, when the silver cup, presented by Mr D. R. Evans, Farringdon road, London, will -be played for. PENUEL YOUNG PEOPLES SOCIETY.—A very pleasant hour was spent with the child-rein at Penuel Schoolroom on Tuesday evening last in connection with the above Society. The chair was occupied by Mr Owen Jenes, Dark Gate (viee-president of the Society). The following is a last of hose who took part: —Chairman's address; song, Miss Hilda Samuel; song, Miss Mary Hannah Evans; recitation, Miss Grvvladys White; duet, the Misses iM aggie Peter and Esther Maud Thomas; song, Miss Lizzie Jane Richards; recitation, Miss Lizzie Jane Jones; duet, Missies Eta. Peters and Jane Richiards; reci- tation, Miss Beatrice Ooldstone; song, Miss OH,veil Jones; song, Miss May Samuel; sang. Miss Gwladys White; recitation, Miss Mar- garet Ann Jones; song, Miss Elizabeth Evans; recitation., Ma-ster Tommy, Llewelyn duet, Misses Hannah Rees and Lizzie Jane Jones; recitation, Mas Dolly Jones; Master Brynmor Jones; trio, Misses Lizzie Jane Jones, Margaret Allin Janes, and Blodwpn Robinson; song, Miss May Jones; duet, .Misses Mary Hannah and May SamneL The concert was brought to a closerhy the singing of the jJoxology. Next Tuesday evening, at 8 p.m., a debate will take place en thAwbject, "Should the Bible be taught in the Day Schools P" Papers dealing wiith the affirmative and negative side will be read by Mesvrs B. J. E.ans and Dd. Thomas respectively. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH GuiLn.— On Thursday, the 23rd inst., the members of the Sunday School of the above church held their annual tea and entertainment. Messrs Hy. Thomas and Sons (Emporium) had kindly lent decorations, which had been tastefully arranged by several ladies and gentlemen, thus giving a cheerful appearance to the schoolroom. Tea was served to a good gathering at 5.30, under the supervision of Mrs John Grossman, Mrs J. I. Shorrock, Mrs Joseph Harry, Mrs Williams, the Misses L. and J. Griffiths, F. Waters, J. and L. Rees, L. Mathias, D. rSaph, Ida and Gladys Hill, J. Harry, and Gwladus Thomas. After tea, a very enjoyable programme was gome through, the children, trained by (Miss Waters and Miss Mathias, being the chief contributors. The entertanment opened with a pianoforte duet, well rendered by the Misses Ida and Gladys Hill, which was fol- lowed by good recitations .from Master H. Bennett and Miss Lilian Jones. A piano- forte solo was wall played 'by Master Basil Finch, and recitations from Miss Irene Lloyd and Masters Alcwyn and Blethyn Waters caused much amusement. Several children them. took part in a veyr pretty drill, accom- panied by piano, under the direction of Miss Mathias; and afterwards Master B. James wen recited "The noble Boy," 'and Miss Waters sang, .-The^ery worst girl in the school." Miss Doris Lewis having recited a much appreciated piece, Mr J. F. Lloyd trea- ted the audience to some splendid gramo- phone selections, after which Master Arthur Hill gave, a good recitation. A solo, well rendered by Miss Evelyn Lloyd, was followed by a very humorous recitation:, "The Boot- blacks," from Mr T. Evans. A nigger dialogue by Masters Willie Lloyd and Ivor Jones, and a solo and chorus, "The Mana- gerie," from Miss Waters and party, caused much laughter, and were well applauded. Several young ladies then; same in a Manger," and a solo, "The Angels' Home," was weill rendered 'by Miss Gladys Hill. Mrs T. Jones and Mrs Williams then very kindly distributed the prizes for good attendance and home mission respectively, and this having been done, and votes of thanks car- ried, an evening in which all had thoroughly enjoyed themselves was brought to a close by the audience singing "God save the King."