By tlin Way Mr Llewelyn Williams, M.P., lias written to .Mr Henry Howell stating that he will be pleased to distribute the prizes at the School of Art on March 26th «*• The new'ly-eilected deacons were installed at the Tabernacle on Sunday evening. The Rev 14:. U. Thomas, the pastor, preached a sermon, expounding the duties of deacons as set forth 'in St. Pauls Epistle to Timothy. «** The I.L.P. seem to be aile to get the light pien for their work. On Monday eventng, Mr Trainer spoke at Carmarthen in favour of the Nationalisation of Railways and Mr Fieild on the Land Question. On Thursday evening last week, a. fine otter, woiig'hing albout 24 lbs., was shot by Mr W. Elials near Carmarthen Bridge. «* The other day the Carmarthen public saw a very edifying spectacle. A couple of paupers were tV>rable to push the heavily loaded timber truck up hlill, amid a couple of men of light and leading took it in hand very successfully. The annual meeting of the Carmarthen Co operative Society will he held on Saturday next The year's trading has proved a record and it -is mo longer to be demed that the movement has come to stay. • ft* The Carmarthenshire County Council sat for four hours iin the Guildhall on Wednesday discussing the advisability of declaring the county to be ail, infected area. There is little doubt that the Guildhall is an "infected area' and unless it is soon done up, many of those who have to sit there continually wll be eli- gible for the Sanatorium. ••• The nanii" nation for the vacancy 1:J¡ West Carmarthenshire will take place on Tuesday. Both political parties are agreed that Mr J. LIcyI Morgan, K.C., will be returned an- opposed. Monday next is the nominatiOln day for the election of Borough Auditors at Carmarthen ft* On Wednesday, Mr Thomas Thomas, of Myrtle Villa, was returned unopposed to a vacancy on the Carmarthen Guardiains caused by the death of the date Mr Jonathan Phillips *•* Mrs Elizabeth Jones (aged 85), one of the inmates who had lately been boarded out of the workhouse, died at Camlbrian place on Tuesday The Caaimlarthen; Guardians had a special meeting at the Workhouse on Saturday to diiscuss the question, of having an, indepen-d ent water supply auxiliary to that from the matins. It vvlas decided to have samples of the water anlalised 'before coming to a final decision
Eisteddfod at White Mill. The annual cluair eisteddfod held in con- nection with Salem Chal, White Mill, took place on the 13th in at., and proved an un- qualified success. A flange crowd assembled at the chapel to; listen to most interesting competitions. The doorisi wore opened at 2.15 p.m., and within one hour was packed to overflowing. The dhiaimpion and baritone solos attracted very large numbers of com- petitors, and it was midnight before the pro- ceedings concluded. This record success, both musically and financially, is undoubtedly due to the energetic secretary, Mr J. James, Bailyglas, and the treasurer, Mr R. Jones, A-Mtygog, who woirtihiiily seconded his efforts. The chair was occupied 'by Mr J. D. Jones, Bronydre, Ponlllwyn Park, Carmarthen the vice-chairmen heingjMr John, Lloyd, J.P., Penybank; and Mr D. Hinds, Cwnin. The adjudicators were: Professor T. D. Edwards, A.R.C.M. Pontypridd (niu.'ie); Rev Alder- man, Joseph Harry, J.P., Carmarthen (recita- tions) and Mrs Lloyd, Penybank and Mrs Harries, The Mill, White Mill (prize bags), who carried out their duties satisfactorily. The accompanists were Miss Bessie Harries, The Mill, White Mill, and Mr D. Vaughani, A.L.C.M., Gross Bands. The chairman of committee was the Rev Noah W. Hopkins. The folio wiling are the awards:— Pianoforte solo, children, under 15 years of age, "Chiaconle" (Hy. Roubler): 1, given, by Miss Davies, Piarik, Miss Ellen, Lewis, Rock House, ,klbergwi!l;i. Prize bag, prize 2s 6d (given by Miss S. A. Evans, Paryffynon, and an additional prize of 2s 6d given !by Mrs Harries, The Mill), was divided between Miss. Richards, Tumble, and Miss Henry, Tumble. Solo for boys under 15, "Dydd Gwyl Dewi" 1, 2s 6d, given by Miss L. Daniels, Parky berllan, divided between1 Briniley Jones, Car- marthen, and John Phillips, White Mill. Solo, giiils under 15, "Y Nefol Wlad" 1, 28 (id, given by Mr Tom Pugh James, 2nd prize 'by L. Evians, Dolweii, House, divided between. Miss M. Richards, Tumble, and Miss Rosalind Davies, Pontyflberem. Reciting Psalm C under 10: 1, and 2. (iTen by D. Wililliams, White Mill: 1, Mi s P. dwell Gealy, Porthyrhyd; 2, Miss Katie Davies, Glianyranell, White Mil. Soprano solo /'Daft-Hum fy Mam" (T. D. Edwards): Prize, 10s, Mies Ray Evans, Car- marthen. Recitation;, English or We'sh, own choice: 1, Miss Blodwen Gealy, Portbrhyd; 2, Miss Rosalind Darius, Pontyberem Tenikjr solo, "7 rwy n co-fio (Pughe Jivarts): 1, Mr W. Rees, Gor4as, Lliandebie; 2, Mr Wm. Morris, Bridge st.. Carmanthen,. Baiiitone or contrallto, "Yr hyn a garaf fi" (T. D. Ediwtards): 1, Ma* Wni. Dunvant Davies, Penygrloes. Champion SqDlo, ope'll, .to all voices: 1, Mr W. Dunvaiiit Davies, Penygroes; 2, Mr D. 0. Jones, Llandi.lo, 18 competed. Recitation for adults, (English oi' Welsh, own choice: 1, Mr W J. Harries, PorthyAryd, Llamddarog. Chief choral, choirs not 10-79 than, 25 in number, 'Dy.ddtian Dvn' (T Davies): 1 White Mill (conductor, Mr [Daniel Evans, Metfin's Villa); 2, Carmarthen Lammas street (0011- ductor, Mr J. Lewis, Cambrian place); 3, Paiitt-c- q (conductor, Ir John. Evans, Glan- dwr). Tlve prize was awarded to the first. Bass solo, "Tylewellyn eto'in fyw" Mr W. Thomas, Pontyberem. 10 competitor. iDue4:, tenor and bass, "Yr Tesn with v Tlyw" 1. Messrs W. Rees, Oorslas, and W. Dunvaint Davies, Penygroes. The usniall votes of tha nlks conidludrd the proceedings, which terminated at 1.15 a.m.
LLANDTLO. CALL.—The Rev. R. Roberts Davies, OappJ Drindod, Cardiganshire, hac: received and accepted a call to the [Methodist OkiapeJ, and 901mmemoes his pastorate illi April next.
Carmarthenshire County (jo unci I and the Sanatorium. COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY AT CARMAR- THEN. MAJORITY RECOMMEND ADOPTING THE ACT. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at the Carmarthen Guild- hall on Wednesday, at 12.15 p.m. Mr W N. Jones, Tirydail, was elected to the chair in the absence of the chairman. There were atlso present: Sir John Williams, Bt., lhe Ptas; Lieut-Gem. Sir James Hills-Johnes,, j V.C, G.C.B., Dolaucothi; Mr Joseph Joseph, Llangeninoh; Mr H. Jones-Davies, Glyn- eiddan Rev. jl. H. Jones, Llangemdeirne; Mr D": L. Jones, Derlwyin; Mr J. Johns, Par cethin; Mr Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt; Mr W. David, Llanellly; Mr T. Barrett, Glynwalis; Col. Morris, Ammanford; Mr D. Evans, Mauorda.f; Rev. Prof. D. E. Jones, Carmar- then Mr W. Malbon Davies ,Glansawdde Mr D. Davies, LLandebie; Mr R. H Williams, Ciilycwm Mr Roberts. Llanelly Mr T. E. Brigstocke, Carmarthen; Mr D. Williams, Llanybyther Col. Lewes, Llysnewydd; Mr D. Davies, Rhiblyd; Mr John Rees, Dol- gwm; Mr J. W. Gwyinae-Hughies, Tregeyb; Mr James Philliips, St. Clears; Mr B. John, LLlandissilio Mr John Lloyd, Penh yank Mr Neville, Llanelly; Mr Greville, Llanoui; Mr G. E. Bowen, Burry Port; and the Clerk (Mr J. W. Nicholas). The object of the meeting as set forth in the agenda was to enquire— 1. Whether the Isolation Hospitals Act should be applied within the County to Pulmonary Tubrculosis; and (2) Whether the Council should eetab- Fsh an Isolatioin' Hocpital for the use of patients from the County of Carmarthen, [ suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The Clerk explar,ned that the County Coun cil had in April, 1905, resolved to vote a E500 grant ar.id a sum of £ 130 a year to the Sana toriuin at Al'itymynydd; but the Local Government Board had pointed out that the Council could not legally do so except the adopted the Isolation, Hospitals Act, 1893 and declared the county am "infected area." The enquiry was held to determine whether the County Council should do so There were several gentlemen from var- ious parts o the, county ready to give evidence Mr J. Johns asked if the members of the Council could be allowed to ask the witnesses any questions. Mr D. L. Jones: You can cross-examine them. Prof. Jones: We had better appoint one me,nybe,r to cross-examine them. I think Wf had better appoiint Mr J. Johmis. The Chairman: We had better leave the members free. Mr J. Johns (to Professor Jones): You had better take care of yourself. Dr Bowen Jones them made a speech in favour of the Sanatorium. He argued that consumption killed more people than all the other infectious diseases put together; and yet although the public bodies spent a good deal of money in comlbatting the other diseases, they spent none at all in fighting tuberculosis. He said that 70 to 80 per cent of tb< se who were treated in einatoria were cured but it was not so much the curative as the educative value of the institution on which he relied. Mr H. Jones Davies cross-examined Dr. Jones at considerable length. There were 63 public sanatoria in the country?—Yes. Do you consider this a public sanatorium? —Yes, certainily. It is for the, poor. What about the representation ? Do you consider it public?—The rules state accord- ing to the subscriptions given, it is to be controlled. Dr Bowen, Jones was unable to say how mamy people who died from consumption in Carmarthenshire had contracted the disease elsewhere, and hadcome home to die. He thought that the mortalllity from consump- tion had heeii greatly reduced by the reduc- tion in all other forms of infectious diseases which predisposed people to consumption. What is your opinion of houses in that area (the Carmarthen, Rural District)?—My Council is improving them very much. One of the first things I did when I became the medical officer was to get them to adopt buiiiLdlilng hye Iai,s an order to inipr -o the housing accomodation. I felt it was very rife. Do you thiinik at was very rife on account of bad sanitation?—Certainly wtith better sanitation it would lvoit be so rife. Mr John Jones: Do any sanitary houses exist iin that area? Dr Jones: A good many. Mr D. Davies, Rhiblyd, asked if the Noti- fication of Tuberculosis had been adopted in Carmarthen Rural District. Dr Jones said that notices had been sent out asking the, medical men to notify it voluntarily; but it had not been done very effectively. He considered consumption to be infectious, but not contagious. It was not very easy to define the difference. In- fectious diseases might be caght by emana- tions from the patient; but contagious dis- eases were those like small pox which could be taken ty inoculation. He wished to point out tha,t to deolare Carmarthenshire^ an "in- fected area" would finable the Council to COin- tribute towards the Sanatorium, but would not compel It hem to have tuberculosis notified as other infectious diseases were. Sir John WilMiiams asked Dr Jones several questions. He asked if dt were not a fact that a ilarge number of Carmarthenshire young ,men were clerks, shop a'ssistants, and millibmen in London.. Dr Jornes had no doubt of this. He coud not say whether a large number of them conltiracted consumption in London,, and re- turned to Carmarthenshire to die. Isn't that the reason, why the death-rate in London is comparatively low because a large number of young people contract the disease there and go home?—Yes. What is the percentage of cures did you s,ay?-70 to 80 at Frimley. How many of these are living at the end of one year of thossupposed to have been, cured?—75 per cent. At the end of two years, how many are alive?—I cannot tell you, Sir John, willicit looking at the table. Cain you tell me what percentage are alive at the end of five years?—The thing is neiw more or less. We have not watdhed cases for five years. What fs the duration of life in consump- tives of the middle class-amolllgt the well-to- do —Two or three years. Have you the statistics of Dr Theodore, Williams, who is a great authority on, the, subject?—I have not seen them. You are not aware that he states that the average duration amongst the fairly well-to- do is eight yiars?—No, 'I am not. I want to know what the duration of (life is likely to be in these cases at the end of one yjar.—75 per cent. You oannot telil me how many are ailive in two or three years?-LNo I cannot tell you. Sir John Williams asked if it the histc.ry of a case often was that person got ill, then got much 'better for a considerable time and then collapsed. Dr Bowen, Jones said that the patieiyts who had been at Friimley went hack to work. You and I know very well that there are men who have been, tuberculous at the age of 19 and lived to the age of 70; but isn't it usual thing that after being in they progress and get oil, very well for five or six months, and then they get a bad attack?-Tlion they might ibreak dowiu Mr Mervyn Peel asked if statistics did mot show that 50 per cent. more people died from consumption in these three counties than in aU the rest of iEmojhmd and Wales. Dr Jones said that that the report oi the Registrar General showed that. flrJ. Johns: Wotulld you consider these counties a good pdace for am, isolation, hospital Dr Bowen Jones: Yes; you wa.mt the hos- pital where the disease■ w. Mr James Philips: Would you consrder it kindness to take people here and then send thorn back to their homes. iDr Jones: Yes; we teach them how to take care of themselves. You say that the cause of the disease is bad sanitation and insanitary dwellings?— We will get them to open their windows and clean out their rooms. You could do that without sending them to a saniat01,i 11,111 ?—They would not believe it uMtil they are taught. If a doctor tells them to open the window tliey think lie is a crank. They say "He did me no good. He gave me no medicine. He only told me to open the window. My point is that it is our duty to get aid of .the cause of the disease, and that then we get rid of the disease?—We are re- moving it as fast as we can but it will take years and years and millions of money. The money which is spent on the AUty- mynydd institution could be much better spoilt in educating people at their own homes?—There is nothing to educate them in their own; homes. It lis like going to school to be taught. We can get doctors to toacli them at their own homes, as we get people to teagii other sciences?—The doctors are Ibusy treating thoir patients. They have lno time to teach the peopdo. Mr James Phillips: We can employ men to do it. By a couple of other questions, Mr James Phillips elicited the fact it-hiat after a certain point consumption might be regarded as in- curable. Sir John WiJilliams asked what was the usual time for patients to, ibe in a sanatorium. !Dr Jones said that it depended on circum- stances—anything from three to nine months What is the usual tame t Three to six months. Is that so?—It depends entirely. Isn't that irat,her 'low?—I shouild imagine that the longer they rem-aiiin, the better. In .e course of the year forty cases would pass through. -In, twenty of them the dis- ease would be arrested?—I hope so. Supposing there are 600 cases of phthisis in the district, the cures effected would be practically ,nil?-These cases would be a.H the means of spreading information far and wide. -In the matter or cures then, th,a sanatorium would be of no value?—I do not say that. Comparativedy, very little?—As time goes oni, ajul it is successful, I hope the sanatorium willl He enlarged, and that another sana- toriumwiilllbe built to relieve the pressure. You think that its real value is educa- trional ?-lts principal value is educational more tihani -any thing in this part of the coun- try. I think we are behind the times. In answer to Mr D. Davies (Rhyblyd), Dr Jones said that the District Council did not recommend him to appear there that day. They did not recommend him to do anything; as a rule he had to inlitiate all his own work. The Chairman: You are in a very happy position doctor. In answer to Mr David, Dr Jones said that aln, insanitary house might be rendered salni- taoi-y by the tenant in some cases. In other cases, however, the assistance of the land- lord would be required. There were, for in- stance, houses of which the windows were not made to open. In amswerjfco Sir John Williams, Dr Jones said that iiii did not know whether con- sumption had 'been steadily decreasing for 36 years. It had undoubtedly decreased greatly within recent years. Dr Jones: I caninot say. Sir John Wiilliams asked if it had decreased in a larger degree since sanatoria had been established. Dr Jones said th'at Dr Bulstrode had de- clined to give an opinion 0,11 that point; but the decrease had been more 'rapid of liate. iMr J. Johns: To what do yon attribute the decrease?—To the better knowledge of the public for one thinig. For one thing there is a igreat diminution. in the- number of infec- ti;(ni-, diseases which pred/ispose to tuber- culbsis. Mr J. Johns: You admit that it is due to the spread of education? lDr Jones: Yes; that is what I want you to do—to educate them at AMtymynydd. Mr D. ,R. Jones, a yellow metal and a copper workr, aaid a member of the Llanelly Urlban District Council, said that he bad 'been asked 'by 250 of his fellow workmen to appear there to support the proposal. He was cross-examined Iby several members at some length. 11VIr David asked what Mr G. R. Sims had sa,id of Llanelly. 'Did he not say that it wa3 the finest town he had ever visited—wtilh the big garden to the houses and the back lanes separating the streets and the ope nspaces? The witness agreed. Mr T. L. iDavies, Ammanford, said that he always heen a valetudinarian. In February 1904, he was told that he was affected with consumption, ,and Ihe went to a sanatorium in Kenft. He only stayed there six weeks. He had been greatly benefitted, and was now with care able to go about his work. He followed out the treatment he had loaiined in the Sanatorium. Mr James Phillips asked the witnses if he could not have had quite as much benefit if he lhad followed out the treatment at his own house. Witness said that the doctor might have ordered It; but the rules would not have been carried out at home, Mr James PhiJilips asked the witness if he your own fault. Witiiess said that in an institution they were bound to follow the rules or to leave. Mr H. J. Davies: Were you asked to come 'here? Witness: Yes. By whom?-—By a member of this Council. Col. Morris: I am the member. Mr H. J. Davies: Has Col. Morris been canvassing people to give evidence. Col. Morris: 1 onily canvassed Mr Davies. The Chairman What would have been the hairm if he had canvassed 20 people. Mr H. J. 'Davies: I did not say it was. Mr David: Wrhy mention it then. Mr James Phiiilllips asked Mr Davies several Mr David: Why mention it then. Mr James Phiiilllips asked Mr Davies several questions regarding the contention that he could have done at home ail that he did in the sanatorium. Col. Morris: Mr Davies did not come here to he 'baited li'ke this. He came here to give evidence, nof to answer impossible questions. Mr James Philliips: I oibject to Colonel Morris's .remarks. I only put fair questions, Sir John WTillianis said that he compli- mented Col. Morris on, bringing snch an ex- cellent witness. The Chairman: You could not get any thing but igoood from the Amman Valley. Sir John Williams suggested that the treatment would be equally successful at home, if the house were in. a fair sanitary state. Many of those houses were so built, that it was impossible to vetntHate them. Whose fault was it that they were insanitai'y Sir James HiMs-Johnes said that those houses were built at a time when there was no proper idea of sanitation. Mr W. Malbon Davies: It is the fault of the, landlords. Sir James Hills-Johnes said that it was im- possible to pull down, all the houses in the country, and rebuild them oaccording t modern ideas. Mr D. iR. Jones was re-called, and Mr H. J. Davies elicited the fact that he worked with Nevill, Druce aixl Co. The manager was Mr Richard Nevill, a member of the Council, who took a great interest in this question; !but he had nothing to do with the meeting of the men at which the witness had been instructed to give evidence. Mr T. E. Brigstoclke said that the relation of the County Council to the Sanatorium would ibe something like theiT relation to Aberystwith College, aimd they had a repre- sentative on the Governing Body. Dr Hughes, of Ammanford, also gave evidence of his experience of people being cured by proper treatment. He admitted that the disease might be treated at home, as Mr T. L. iDavies did now. But Mr Davies was Iwelll off land educated; hut the majority of the people in Ammauforù were poor, ignorant, .and uneducated (laughter). Rev R. H. Jones asked the witness if he agreed with Dr Bulstrode, the L.G.R.. expert —that rpaverty was the main cause of the disea se ? Witness: I quite agfree. Is the sanatorium a cure for poverty?— They get the best foood there. Rev R. H. Jones asked i,f it was not largely due to. insanitary liousas? The witness said that sanatoria were onily one of the measures adopted to deal with the disease. IMr Wheldon. said that the discussion seemed totuir,n, Oil the percentage of cures. He appealed to them as a Welshman to Welshmen not to measure their charity by the number of poor people who were to be cured. This was the language of the debating society, hut not the language of the heart. He asked them to support this for the benefit of the poor and not to dispute over trivial points which could only be settled by experts. ■Mr James Phillips pointed to what had been done at bazaars at various places— £ 150 had been raised at St. dears. People did this voluntarily, beeamse they did not want it to come on, the ra,te,j. He was (net opposed to the iSanatorium, (but he was opposed to putting it on the rates. Consumption did not always come from hovels. Rev R. H. Jones said that he knew that. But it originated there, and it was infectious. That is how we are all one. A vote of thanks was then accorded to the deptitationi. Mr David moved that they adopt the Act. —Mr G. E. Bowen seconded. Mr H. J. Davies moved that they adjourn the debate. The meetilnig had commenced at 12.15 p.m., and with half an hour's interval had lasted until 4.15 p.m. Members begani to go home one by one, and a fear was expresed lest the house should be talked out, and there was a good deal of impatience displaced with speakers who wouM not curtail their remarks The folllowiaig voted for adjournment: Mr W. Davies, Sir John 'VÜli,ams, Mr T. Barrett, iMr H. Jones Davies, Mr David Evans, Mr J. W. Gwynine -dughes, Mr B. John, Mr John, Johns, Professor Jones, Rev R. H. Jones, Mr R. H. Williams, and Mr James Phiilflips—12. The following voted foir adopting the Act: Mr W. N. Jones, Mr John Rees, Mr Joseph Joseph, Mr G. E. Bowen, Mr T. E. Brig- stocke, Mr W. David, Mr D. Davies (Llan- debie), Mr Greville, Sir James Hills-Johnes, Col. Lewes, Mr NeviHe, Mr Mervyn, Peel, Mr Powell, Mr Roberts, and Mr D. Williams— 15. This is not final. It is a recommendation to the .next meeting of the County Councill.
Foneral of Mrs D. E. Williams, Blaina Last Friday, February 14th, the funeral of the late Mrs Annie WTill,ia,ms, wife of the Rev D. E. Wilfl :iams, B.A., Blaina, took place. The remains were brought from Blaina by the 1.2.5 tiaini, accompanied by the sorrowing young husband, and more than 20 members and officers of the church at Salem, Blaina. As was expected, am unusually large number of representative people of the town waited at the station for the arrival of the train in order to join in the mournful procession to the Tabernacle Chapel, where the funeral service was conducted. Friends from Blain-a conveyed the (bocly from the train to the hearse. Six young students, most of them Mr Williams' fellow students, walked three on each side of the hearse. These were Rev R. Gimblett, Mydrim; W. R. Lewis, GeNi, Pem. J. Mchoias, Tonypandy; T. J. Jones, Cardiff; Morgan Jones, B.A., Whitland; and D. Griffiths, Talog. A lbeaiitiful and solemn f-arwral service was held at the Tabernacle. Professor Jones, M.A., read a portion, of Scripture; the Rev W. W. Lewis mraved. and addressee were delivered by M'r J. Davies (deacon of Salem, Blaina), and Rev W7. Evans, Cnoss Keys, Man. The pastor (the (Rev E. Ungoed Thomas) spoke a few words, and the Rev A. Fuller Mills closed with prayer. Tlie deacons of the Tabernacle Chapel oonveyed the coffin to the grvae. The pa,stoer read the short funeral service, and the Rev W. D. Rowlands, Water street, pronounced the Benediction. Great sym- pathy wa.s expressed Iby the people in general with Mr Williams in his keen sorrow, and much respect manllÏfested towards the deceased younig lady, who was one of the sweetest and nolblest Christian young women that Carmarthen has ever produced. Amid a solemn hush, the people left the sacred spot, thinking that seldom if ever they can see her like again. On account of her many- sided Christian character, she was beloved by all in the Tabernacle, and her acquaint- ances in the town, and in the short space of sixteen moniths she had Avon, the hearts of all the church at Salem, Blaina, where her husiband is an acceptable and popular minis- ter. Both of them belonged to old Carmar- then families. Her only sister. Miss Amy Hodges, has the sympathy of all who know her, and heir sister, Mrs Witlliams, leaves behind, in addition, to her husband and sister, a baby son. Reference will be made at the Tabernacle next Sunday night to her depar- ture. Beautiful floral tributes were received from the following :—Artificial: In loving memory from David and Amy; In affection- ate rememfbiiaince from sister, nephews, and nieces at 'Guildhall square In affectionate remembrance of our dear friend, from Pollie and Edwin; With deepest sympathy from members of the Talbernacle Choir; In memory of our deair Annie from Lily and Harry. Floral: Er cof am un anwyl, J. and A. Mathlias and W. and M. Bowen; From sorrow stricken David and Amy; In deepest sym- pathy from Davy and Mary; In loviiTg mem- ory from Bessie; In loving memory and a fond "Farewell," to a dearly loved friend, from Gert; With heartfelt sympathy from G. iMorgam and family, Albert House; With deep sympathy from íMrand Mrs Finch; With deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs W. J. 'Vi.lmi,amc;, 20, Quay street; \»uth deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs Clark; With sin- cere sympathy from the Christian Endeavour Society of Salem Baptist Church, Blaina; With deepest sorrow from Walter- Oriel Morgan, Leicester; In loving memory of our dear cousiiim, from T. and S. A. Davies; In ever loving rememlbrance from Edith and Tom.
Local Deaths. MRS. HUGO. We regret to record the death of Mrs Hugo, which took place at her residence, Wellfield road, Carmarthen, on Wednesday. The do ceased, who was 98 years of age, was the last surviving sister of the late Mr Vale.tillo Davies (mayor of Carmarthen). She was the widow of the late Mr Hugo, of Cardiff, but had Aiv.(-d for more than, twenty y-ars with her daughter and son-in law, Mi The mas Thomas. Mrsi Hugo wias for many years iin rather weak health; she was a subjc iber to numerous local charities MISS E. WILLIAMS. Miss Evelyn Williams—daughter of Mr W J. Williams, Cambray House—u'd f, t marthen on Sunday. The deem^ ], isjio was only 16 years of age, wa.s a prom .i.ng ycung lady, and the greatest sympathy is hit with ihe bereaved family in their great affliction The funeral took place on Thursuay at th« Ci metery, a preliminary service c ng held at St. Peter's Church. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs 'Lewis and Evans, Spillmani street.
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B A BELL, PENSARN. LECTURE.—On Thursday, February 13th, the Rev Isaac Thomas, Ferry side, delivered his popular lecture on "Kiisby," at the above place, when the R,ev D. Philliips, Priory st., occupied the chair, and who. in a very appro- priate speech, 'introduced the lecturer. The Rev iMr Thomas dea.lt ~verv minutely for over an hour with the sulbject of his lecture, and was greatly appreciated by the audience for the humorous and witty remarks he made alllld he was listened to wirth rapt atte-iition throughout. His services are in great demand all over the country. The previous week lie was lecturing every might at differ- ent places Iln, Pembrokeshire, a.nd this was the 96th time for him to deliver the one on "Kiisby." It is vhe usual custom with tho lecturer after delivering the first half of his lecture to have a solo rendered, and at his request, the Chairman called upon Miss Gwladys Isaac, Camlbrian House, Carmar- then. The youing lady 'at once responded, atnd gave a beautiful rendering of a Welsh solo, "Efe a sych ein dagrau i ffwrdd," which was greatly admired by the congregation. Her brother (Mr Stanley Isaac) was the accompanist; he is also very faithful as the regular organist at Babeil Chapel. Their father (Mr Joseph Isaac) who is so well known and popular in. the town is to he congratu- lated for the lgogd work done in this direc- tion. He is always ready to. render any asaistance towards a good cause. The usual votes of thanks to the .lecturer, chairman,, and Miss Ts aac were proposed by the follow- ing: Rev Samuel Evans (pastor). Rev J. P. Evans, Peinygraig Rev Geo. Evan^s, P on saun and it-lie Rev D. Phillips, and they aill spoke very hiehly of the Rev Mr Thomas's albiliities as a lecturer, one of them declaring that he would willingly walk 10 miles to hear him again. Tlie congregation of Babe,11 are ,s greatly -:wlelbted to Mr Thomas and Miss Gwladys Isaac for their services, which were given gratuitously towards the cause, and a very substantial sum was realised to reduce the debt 011 the lieii, chapel.
St. Clears Notes. We understand that a General Meeting oi the St. Clears Cricket Club wilt be held be- fore the end of the monith, and as the Club is supported oy such good sportsmen, and cricket ers as Capt. Buckley, OasteLJ Gorfod, R. H. Hames, Esq., M.F.H., ihe Croft; R. R. Carver, Esq., Wenallt; G. Carvr, Esq., etc., the prospects of the team for the coming season are exceedingly ro6y—Should this meet the eye of any secetary of local Cricket Clubs, we hope they will communicate early with the Hon. Sec. (Mr H. Lyons, St Clears), with a view to arrangng fixtures. # A splendid and crowded conceit was held at the Red Roses C.M. Chapel on Wednes day, February 12th, for the purpose of aug •meinting the funds of the church. As will be seen from the programme, the most promin- ent artistes had given their services free, with the result that the church benefitted consider ably financially. The chairman for the even ing was Mr Davies, Wauinbricks, who carried out his duties 111, his usual agreeable and pleasant manner The following is the pro- gramme :—Pianoforte polo, Miss Howells, Greenfield, St. Clears; solo, "WTith the dawn, Miss Agnes John; solo, "The Village Black- smith," Mr T. Thomas, St Clears; song, 'The Flower's Message,' Miss David, Llanddoworr song, ein Gwiad,' Mr John Evans, Fairfield, St. Clears; song, "Y fam ai baiban,' Mrs H Howells, Ship, St Clears; "A.B.C. duet," Mr G. R. Evans, L. and P. Bank, and Miss A. Beynon,, Temperance Hotel, St Clears; sang "Barne," Miss L. Bedford, Newton, Farm; choir, under the conductor- ship of Miss Istance, "HamMMucms Praise." sonig, "Home," Miss David; solo, "Death of Nelson," Mr J. Evans, St. Clears; song, 'The Mother on the Beach," iMiss A. John, St. Clears; solo, "The toilers," Mr J. R. Evans; duet, Bedford and iMiss Istance sonå, "Me beggar girl," Mrs Howells, St. Clears; quartette, "My dear little Shamrock, Party .from the neighbourhood; choir, "0 hush thee my Baby," conducted by Miss Istance. Votes of thanks to Artistes and Chairman for all they had done was proposed by the Rev J. Thomas, 1St Clears, and seconded by one of the deacons, was carried with unanimity. The accompanist was Mrs T. L. Harries, Green- field who performed her duties brilliantly. AVe congratulate Mrs Harries for placing her undouibted musical ability at the service of the district In a cottage on the banks of the River Tawe, near St. Clears, Mrs Barnes and her two children were savagely attacked by rats while in bed. The baby, which had been recently vaccinated, was dreadfully bitten all over the arm. Another little girl, aged nine, was bitten on the temple. The mother who is partially blind and deaf, was aslo attacked. After some difficulty he succed ed in drivin^ the rodents away. Dr Jones was quickly on the scene, and did what he couid for the baby who is .in, rather a bad state. A third child, sleeping in the same bed, escaped. On the advice of the dootoi, the mother and children left the house at once. The house and the neighbouring one are^overrun, with the rodents, which evident ly come up from the river close by. WTe are a wiays pleased to mote the success of old St. Clearians, and it is with pleasure we in ert the following testimony to the ex- cellent manner in which he discharges his important duties as pastor in Norwich. We refer to the Rev. T. Sinclair Phillips, who is now in charge of Magdalen Road Church, Norwich. The cutting is from a Norwich paper, and speaks for itself.— «** "Magdalen road Church, Norwich (Rev T. Sinclair Phillips) reports a membership of 389, not including 32 communicants. During Mr Phil ips' pastorate in the last year, fifty members joined the church, and the net gain has been twenty-two members. The church raised the largest sum ,in its history, and although there was a small balance due to the treasurer, the debt on the church has been largely reduced. The Sunday school has over 700 children and over seventy teach- ers The P.S.A. has 600 mieinnbers, with a male choir of nearly forty voices, in addition to the P.S.Afc Band. The first day school, started just twelve months ago, numbers among its members, some 250 men. #*♦ The Lauigharne Garden Society are early to the fore this year as they have already ar- ranged an attractive schedule of p,r:zos for tlieir second annual Garden, Show which wrlJ be held during the alast week in Augurt.—The various officials connected with the affair are influential and energetic, and the Show should be a .great success- «** Last years show was confined to flowers, and the result was such as to encourage the committee to extend the scope of their entries Air Tickner, postmaster, St Clears, who judged the exhibits on that oc°as en rpoke very highly of the exhibits and so of those shown hy Mr Hubert Gr ffiths. wlnH chrysanthemums wer egood enough in li s opinion to win at some of the bigger sherds. We should l'ilke to extend a special meed of praise to Miss Ethel Faulkenor (Ho i Sec.)., for the great interest she has taken hi the matter from the beginning, in faot the II-e siuscitation of the Laughairne Gande i Show was mainly due to her unt'rimg efforts. Wre commleiiiid their example to the mem- bers and committee of the St Cleais Garden Society. The trustees of the "Charity ol Mary Osiborne for the poor of St Clears Parsh," met on Friday evening, 14th inist, in the National School, for the purpose of trans- acting the business of the Trust, but more especially Ito revise the list of recipients pre- paratory to the annual distribution of the Charity appointed to take place, as usual, on the second Tuesday in March., viz., the 10th prox., in the Church Vestry at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Notification having been re- ceived oif the appointment by the Parish Council, of Mr Joseph Morris, of Sun Villa, to represent the Council on the Trust, vice Mr D. C. Evans, who had acted as nomianee during the last three years, Mr Morris re- ceived hearty conigratulatioms by the other Trustees 0:11 his appointment, some of whom referred to him as IhCiillllg a most suitable person to represent the Trust, inasmuch as he possesses a 'wide knowledge of the circum stances of the poor within the parish, which would be of much hellp. Having a duty to perform, they felt justified in thinking he would exercise his knowledge with judgement and impartiality, and thus felfil his duty, as a trustee, without fear or favour. To this Mr Morris suita-blv responded. The last year's st, which consisted of 87 participators was afterwards carefully scrutinized and re- vised, some few inames being removed through death and other causes, whilst additional names were considered, a few being added to the list. Be it that the paramount or foremost qualification, as a participator in this Charity, is twelve months clear residence within the parish prior to the distribution. The names of some applicant? had to be jected for this reason. Tlie trustees, in thnir efforts and determination to do the fullest justice to each individual' case brought to their notice, spent nearly 31 hours analyz- ing their list, and it is much hoped tlinir awards will be productive of no grumbling, so characteristic of some, and so much prac- tised 1:111 following the distributon of each successive year, as they spent much time im ascertaining the true merits of each individ- Uia I. case For certain special reasons, they decided this year to retain a few names that do not particularly show too much claim on the funds of the Charity, but iin future these cases must receive additional attention when several will, inevitably have to be deleted from the list, unless, meanwhile, something exceptional intervenes to justify the reten- tion. Cliaritv can, only he given to those whiose particular needs demand it. The re- vised list, comprising some 90 names, will appear, os hefore. jlll; the Church porch ou, the Sunday prior to the distribution and also on the Notice Board connected with each other of worship within the- Parish, when it will be clearly made kmown, that all recipients able to attend the distribution must do so in porron, as no representative can be accep- ted, neither will the Trustees receive excuses as exemptions from attendance, axcept onilv from the sick amd intfirm. The and :\11- finn must senid for theft" share en the day of distribution,, al" at -latest, cm- the fcllowirg dav when they will have to call at the Vicarage. The income of the char'tv amounts to £3G 10s per annum. £40 18s pioved the nece-sary out goings last year, tlie 'amount distributed being in. excess of the revenue owing to cer- tain accumulations, provision 'being always made yearly against anticipating dilapida- tions of the Trust property, which had raised the balance iln hand beyolnd special require- ments The Vicar produced the accounts of last year, with books and vouchers, which were carefully entered into by Messrs L. P. Jones, H. b. Thomas and Joseph Morris, and oertiified by them as being correct, showing a balance in hand of LIC) 18s. The matter of arrears was next gone into, the amount to date being tll 12s. This was regarded as z=1 highly satisfactory, However, promise is made of a gradual liquidation, hy weekly in- stalments by a,relative of one of the Tenants undertaikinig to hecome responsible up to, a certain amount. The subject of Quarterly Rents, sooner or later, will have to be dealt with, in order to frustrate any chance of bad debts and to avoid any unple-asantness in having to refer to the subject of arrears. The number of recpicnts for 1908 will be 90, against 87 in, 1907, amxl the amount distribu ted was £38 8s This year the distribution will amount to £38 16s. Tlio "Cliariltv Ser- mon" will be preached by the Vicar on the Sunday before the day of distribution. One of the Trustees remarked it should be preach ed on the day of distribution and just prior to that taking place, but this was not broght to the serious notice of the Trustees.
WHITLAND. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL.—On Wednesday, the 12th inst., at the Tabernacle Chapel, Whitiland, a Jaj'gely attended attended public meeting was held under the auspices of the Free Church Council. The Rev W. Thomas, Whitland, was the president, the vice-presi- dent, Mr D. Evans, C.C., being unable to be presont owing to a joint meeting of the Education Committees of the three counties at Tenby that day. The Rev AY. Thomas, the veteran chairman, was in excellent form, and dweling UPOIll the Education Billl, said that all schools supported by rates and taxes should be under public control, the abolition of tests for all teachers, and no sectaiianism to be taught lat the public expense under any circumstances. Referring to the Licens- ing Bill, he said that it should comprise clauses to •curtail the powers of the monster liquor traffic, to destroy the morals and comforts of the populolti-all of our country.— The Rev R. Gimblett, Ba. Minister, Salem, St. Glea;rs, moved a strong resolution advo- cating [temperance reform, and expressing the gratification of the meeting that a mea- sure dealing wit/a it, will occupy the foremost place in the present Session of Parliament, but that the same will not be considered effi- cient and comprehensive, uniess it will in- clude short time limit to the Compensation causes of the Licensng Act, 1904; restore power to local j^censing authorities; amend and extend the Welsh Sunday Closing Act to Monmouthshire conitrel of clubs; the abolition of grocers licenses; employment of barmaids and the .prohibition of oale to chil- dren under 15 years of age abolition of tied house system; power of the people to veto the issue of the whole or any proportion. of ■the existing licenses as well as new licenses. -The Rev John iDavies, C.M., Bethamia, Whit land, seconded in a short pithy address, which was s-upportd by th veteran Rev John Davies, Cadle, Swansea, who treated the subject in its various phases, and drawing conviction to if e hearts of his audience but unfortunately the long programme necessi- tated speakers to half hour's time imi,t.- The motion oil being put to the, meeting by the Chairman was carried unanimously.— The Rev W. iTiomas. Whitland, moved a resolution on the question of Disestablish- ment and Disendowmen(t, which was secon- ded by the Rev Morgan Jones, B.A, Bap. Minister, Nazareth, Whitland, in a short sp rited address, aimd supported by the Rev w. W C.M., Carmarthen, who de- livered a most convincing address. On being put to the meeting the rcs.jilu't:o_i was unani- mously passed.—A collection was at this stage of the meeting taken up.—In the un- avoidable absence of Mr D. Evans, C.C., the Rev D. E. Willl;laiiis, Henllan, moved resolu- tions cm the Education Question, seconded by the Rev GT. Higgs, B.A., Whitland. The Rev Hugh Jones (B.), L'an.lly, supported. The resolution was carried unanimously and on the motion of Mr J. Scouifield, *Blaen- wernddu. it was resolved the secretary, Mr J. Griffiths-Rees, should send copies of the resolutions to Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, K.C., the member for the district, a-ild to the Government. The usual votes of thanks concluded the proceedings. LLANDEFEILOG. THE annual eisteddfod will be held at Coedybnain Baptist Chapel on Saturday, the 21st March, when, there arc three noted gen- tlemen, from Carmarthen to be present, viz President,, (Mr Rees Davies, builder: adjudi- cators Music: Mr Dunn Williams; literature (i.c', Kev. Joseph Harry. There will be choral s.ligmg, quartette, solos, and cham- pion solos. The event is expected to be a great iiiccess as usuail. FERRYSIDE. DEATH.—We regret to record the death of an old inhabitant in tlie person, of Mr James Evans, late signalmari on the Great Western Kay way, who for 31 years had been stationed at -Terryaide, and who passed away on Sun- day the 9th inst., at has home, Brilgstoeke-ter i <ico, after « briof illness He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of (j persons, two of _bs tons ibemg ^hoolinasteils iat Llamion, li. a nelly, and Kil<rci ran,, Cardiagn.shi.ne. Tho funeral -took place oil, Friday, the 14th inst and was well attended by the inhabitants' the i a i i\\ ay me. n and his fellow -scrvaiits -be.i,iit(, bearers. Wreaths were sent by the family* r rrviids and Ra lway Staff. The coffin was conveyed hy hea.i-se to St. I shir, a els Church, the A icar. Rev R J. James, and the Rev. D Fo1,i.aniS' curate-ijii-eliarge, St. Thomas, Feiryg'ide officiating at the church and grave side, A test monra!, consisting cf a framed fri^H FTn °f moi'€-v- Ascribed for by friends and fellow servants, was presented him only the day .before his dcatli. io'i,ll.il-lg the, company's service in 1866, he was subse- quently goods guard at Swansea, altogether 41 years was completed iin, the goods service he. was 66 years of age at the 'time of his death. Resign:,ng his position last July, his retirement was of short duration. Signal- man Eva.nK adhered steadfastly to duty,°and tun his retirement, the company lost the services of an. old and faithful servant, CJlOS HANDS. EISTEDDFOD. -An Eisteddfod was held in con- nection with Tahor Baptist Chapel, Cross Hands, on oaturray. Principal awards :-Nlale voice party, if-S6U ,iD rr?ixed Mr W' choir fhiMrtn s choirs, Tabernacle champion solo, Mr Harry Williams, Fof-Ig-ketell Welsh air, Gealy, PortKyrhjd essay, D Thomas, Tumble.
THE SWEET TOOTH. The sweet tooth, posse-ed by every healthy youngster is ^ature's token, that sugar is required for the building of the body, the bracing of tired muscles, the orf the a-ni. Ihe chief nutr.itive element in, dried cu; rants is grape-Mgar—a form of nutriment absolutely necessary to the maintenance of vigorous health. Currants are so remark- aJbly rich in grape-sugar that they are now fully recognised as one of our most wholesome and sustaining foods.
Hunting Appointments. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS. Friday, Feb. 21, at Castle Pigyn at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Cwmfelii), nefkr Whitland at 11 a.m. Friday, Fe. 28, at Pantycrudy Gate, at 11 a m. PE3IBHOKESHIRE HOUNDS. Monday, Feb. 24. at the Race CouTee. nt 10.30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Glj n y-Mel, at 11 a m. MR. SEYMOUR ALLEN'S HOUNDS. Friday, Feb. 21, ai Cressel'y Arms, at 11.30 a m.
DEATHS. HUGO—February lOf.h, nt W; 11 field, Wellfield- Toad, Carmarthen, is Hugo, aped 0S years WILLIAMS. February 16th. at. Orur.^r^y Htmse, The Pnrade, Carmarthen, (]. rirv.P T<>rlVn May! daughter of Mr and Mrs W. J. Wiilnras, aged 16 year?.
THE pail pit at Lammas street Chapel will be occupied on Sunday by the. Rev Mr Williams, of Bent re, Rhondda, one of the most popular preachers in Glamorganshire, and it may be anticipated that he will deliver inspiring and powerfull sermons. PENUEL YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETy.-The usual meeting of the albove guild was held on Tuesday eventing at 8 p.m. when two excellent papers were read by Messrs Howel Jones and Wii.iam Da vies. The subject chosen by Mr Howell Jones was "The Lite ofJohn and the Subject dealt with by Mr William Davies was "The life of Paul." The papers were well composed and showed the fruits of much labour. Mr Owen Jones, Dark Gate, vice- president of Society, occupied the chair. A vote of thanks having been accorded to the speakers for their papers the meeting was brought to a close by the singling of the Doxoloigy. Next Tuesday evening a debate will take place on the subject "Should Women have Votes?" Papers w;ill ibe read by Miss S. A Jones and Mr Tom James. TEN,N,is.-Th-o a,n,niial meeting of the mem- bers of the Carmarthen Town Tennis Club was held on Friday eveming last at Mr E. Colby rooms, iGuildhall square. There were a good number present. Mr E. Walter Rees occupied the chair, and the balance sheet which was presented showed a small deficit. Thto officers for the ensuing season were appointed as follows: Captain, Mr A. LI. Davies vice-captain, Mr J. N. Parry secretary, Mr Emrvs Thomas; treasurer, Mr E. Walter Ress, L. and P. iBank; a com- mittee of five ladiies and five gentlemen was- also appointed. The question of raising the subscription was discussed, and it was agreed to—'gentlemen 15s, ladiies, 10s Gd. The matter of the taking of either two or four courts was left to the committee. The courts open n I)-f,ay.