Carmarthen Magistrates and Female Licensees. The weekly Bcrough Police Court was held at the Townhall on Monday. The magis- trates prcscnt, were: The Mayor (Mr Walter Sptirrell), Mr Thomas Thomas, Wellfield and Mr W. Morgan Griffiths. Mr H. B. White appeared for a transfer of the license of the GrifY Cow to Miss Katie. Jones. The. license' had hitherto b en held by Mr Jones, her father, who has now had a transfer of the license of the Golden Lion. The applicant had masaged a place in t-he High street Borough for eighteen months. Her brother, age 19 years, who is engaged in the Post Office, lives in the horse. Appli- cant is 22 years, of age.- Testimonials were read from Dr Denzil Harries, and from the Rev W. S. Jones, pastor of Penuel Church. The latter said Although personally dis- approving of the drink traffic entirely I beg to state that Mr Jones and family arc mem- bers of the church of which I am pastor, and greatly respected by their fellow-members. I have had occasion to visit their home and found them most, respectable." Supt. Smith in answer to Mr Morgan Griffiths said that he had nothing to say against the houe. It. was very well con- ducted. As to whether the applicant .should have the license—he preferred to leave that to their worships. Mr Morgan Griffiths Do you approve of a young girl of 22 holding the license of a public house. Supt. Smith: I cannot say I am altogether in favour of it. Mr White asked if the Supt. approved of the granting of a license to a woman 25 years of age. Some time: ago the license of a hguiic was granted as a, matter of course to a single woman. Mr Morgan Griffiths said that. the Supt.'s opinion was not asked on that, occasion. Tho Bench retired to consult. After a few minutes' absence they returned. The Mayor -aid The magistrates do not see their way to grant, the transfer Mr White on thie ground that they do not, think a, licensed house should be kept by an un- married woman 22 years of age.
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CAKMARTHEIS UiVDEli THE SEARCHLIGHT. I £ »>n.o e vne. and sit yon down yon shall not bulge stall not go, till I set you up a glass, Wttere you may see the inmost part of you." —————— SHAKESPEARE. The District Council at Saturday's meet- ing had before them the claim of a mill: r who wanted £1 10s because the building of a brdge had interfered with his busings for three days. Several members professed astcnishment at the amount of the claim, and ultimately they agreed to offer the miller JEI The District Council is not sufficiently wide- awake. T'hc-y should have paid the full amount claimed, and then enquired into the rateable value of the mill. Verb sap. suff. • ft# The condition, of the Carmarthen market is now beyond description. All the approaches to it a.r,t knee deep in mud, so that visitors require little imagination to fancy themselves in the trenches. The lane besides the Bi teller's Arms particularly is almost impassable in wet. weather. The inte-ior of the market itself is in a regular higgledy piggledy conidtion duirng the weekly swine markets. Here you; have men busily engaged laying down slabs of concrete, and there yo>u have three yards off, men wrestling with squealing pigs which object to be placed in the iron pens. If you den't be very careful hens you will fall (}Ver some of the contractor's paraphernalia, and while you are getting clear of those entangle- ments, you bear a warning shout, and on y escape being run down by a cart load of piggies by stepping into a filthy mud pucldle. At present, the place is not much of a success as a market, but it is a. splendid plaicei to go seeking adventures. Mr Jonathan Phillips has pointed out to the Guardians that it would be a good thing for them to go in for keeping pigs. Amongst its othier advantages, this scheme would give the Guardians a splendid opportunity of saving their bacon. Mr Bircham, the Local Government Board Inspector has called the attention of the Guardians to the need of having a qualified cook in the workhouse. The matter has been referred to the Visiting Committee. Possibly, a good many people will point out that such an official has never been hitherto appointed in the workhouse. Quite- true. And I am told that there was a time when thie whole police duty of Carmarthen was done by one man. A good many other things of the same sort might be quoted. We have got however to take- the world as it is, nnl in no department of public life are things progressing so rapidly as in the administ i a- tion of poor law. The time was when the workhouse was not a place where pcop f were expe-eted to live; it was a. place where the-y came to die. Even when the old spirit gradually died out, the old i-leas of the amount of staff required still clings. A few people might suffice to staff an immense establishment when the requirements were not very high; but it will not do nowadays. With the new dietary regulations (to quote merely one item) the work is immensely in- creased. As a matter of fact, the Guardians are' doing with one official less than they used to have. There is no porter on the strength." It may sound a bit, big to have a cook for the workhou-ie, but in an estab- lishment which houses about 100 persons. such an official would not be at all super- fluous. Of course, no doubt, in practice, the lack of proper people to do the household work means that the matron has to see about it. This is a very bad policy. A lady who has to look after an establishment of that size has quite enough to do in the way of general supervision, without having her hands tied by minor duties which ought to be relegated to subordinates. But there is too much of the spirib of Bumble abroad yet, to allow some people to see matters in that light. On Saturday. Mr E. A. Owen exhibited in his winodiv in Nott Square, a mushroom which nearly covered a dinner plate. It was picked by Mr Owen himself as the previous Wednesday (Nov 19th). near St. Clears. A loud voiced hawker was selling almanacs in the street the other evening, and in order to encourage the tardy customers., he at length yelled in stentorian tones "Almanac newydd almanac y miloedd haner gwir, a hanner oelwydd." which being interpreted is "a, new almanac, almanac for the million half true and half, lies." This kind cf im- promptu poetry is quite comma namcngst local hawkers. People get quit(e enthusiastic over the Spanish peasant who can improvise poetry; but we ha,ve hawkers in Carmarthen who can clear out the fag end of the stock 5n their barrow by the improvisation of a few choice penillicm sung in a robust, baritone voice. The sooner the better the Town Council makes bye-laws regulating the use of the reservoir. In the first place, is it or is it not to be used as a trout pond? There are; self- evident objections to anything which will makf such a sheet of water a resort, for crowds: of people. It is a, bit doubtful all the sa.me whether the reservoir would ever becom^a popular fishing riesort. The Cor- poration would not, stock it, except they meant to make something out of it. Then the anglers would have to pay the Fishery Board for the license first, and the Car- marthen Corporation for the fishing after- wards Anglers are hardly likely to do that so long as salmon peel can be had so easily. —m As for people bathing in the water, it is too awful to think of it. If human beings are going to be allowed to do that, I don't see why the reservoir should not 00 used for washing clothes in; and the farmers might find it useful for washing their sheep in. There are many uses which can be found for such a sheet, of water but if these are too much exploited, people may entertain a pre- judice against using it for its legitimate purpose. At the present time, Carmarthen people are prejudiced enough against, water as a bove.rag". without, anything more being done to confirm them in their views. *«• The Carmarthen Borough magistrates have decided that they will not grant a. licence to a. single young woman 22 years of age. As the Bench has before now granted licenses to single vcung women it would be interest- ing to know where they draw the line. There ought to bo some kind of a rule in the matter so that it shall not be left to the individual magistrates to decide in each indi- vidual cac.e—rather an unpleasant duty. Tho simplest. way out of the difficulty would be to fix a.n age' limit--say 30 years of age. That. would finally bar all younger candidates, for likely to come forward and claim to be over no single woman innder 30 years old is ever that age. The last visit of the Rev Hugh Price Hughes to Carmarthen was a couple of years ago, when he preached in Water street chapel in connection with the opening of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel at, Ebenezer. A report of the sermon appeared in tae Reporter the following week-and in no other paper. This is such a. common cvent, in connection with many meetings that it possesse.1* no special significance. It is facts of this kind which explain the w'ld fury of people who are interested in certain print- ing companies. Political animosity, yect.arian rancour, racial hatred have their seasons; but. commercial hatred is as eternal as the pole star. Whenever you notice anybody particularly anxiou-s to run down the butter made at the farms, always make, a, po;nt of enquiring at Somerset House whether he has shares in a, Butter Factory. This, is impor- tant—literally and metaphorically. Whatever else, the co-operators do, it is hardly likely that they will build a factory at Carmarthen. There is too good a market 'I at Carmarthen, for all farm produce as it is. Milk is sold at the doors and butter, eggs, and poultry fetch about as good prices here as they do in London. It is a matter worth enquiring into why farm produce should in some cases be actually cheaper in Cardiff than in Carmarthen. These thing.- are worth investigation. With regard to' this, can. anybody explain why milk is scarce in country places in Car- marthenshire ? You read in this county of children living in remote rural districts being fed on Swiss condensed m:lk. Now there is something radically wrong when tinned milk is brought all the way from Switzerland to a place where dairy farming is the chief in- dustry. But things of this sort, have ceased to surprise me. I could name more than one house of public entertainment in this county where youi can have tea if you like, but there is always a difficulty about the miik. Ycu can have Ceylon tea, and West Indian sugar, and Scotch marmalade—but they can't get milk, although the whole, landscape is dotted with cows. They're always just out of it when you call. The country people don't seem to mind this; they take their black tea quite con- tentedly. But if you happen to be city bred you have a prejudice in favour of milk in your tea. Often you might as well a.sk for Chartreuse. There is a. big consultation, and after sending messengers round to scour every place within half a. mile, they tell you that they are very sorry but that, they ha ven't. got any milk. In towns it is all right but don't ever go and ask for tea HI a country place without giving them three days notice, and intimating that you have a prejudice in favour of milk. That will give them a chance to get some down from London We are now in the season when the talk is all of dances—the tennis dance, the hockey dance, the football danoe, the cricket dance, fhe ping-pong dance, the croquet dance, the golf dance-dances for tradesmen, dances for snobs, and dances for the rag tag and bob-tail. To anyone who holds old fashioned notions, it seems as if the whole town were waltzing along the primrose path that leads to the everlasting bonfire. But after all, it is quite possible that many of the people who •Lakei life merrily are quite, as good Christians as are the folks who sit at home grumping and prophesying woe to a, genera- tion that has outgrown their gloomy ideas. • There was a debate on t-he, subject of Tobacco at one of the local chapels this week and one lady declared that she approved of smoking, because men who smoked were much nicer than those who didn't. This ii. quite a common observation. Just watch those people who are strict teetotallers, rabid anti-tobacconists, bigoted aganist the reading of entertaining literature, and [prejudiced against any music but the Dead March." Study them in the, mass, and consider what kind of a. world it. would be, which these would have. They haven't any little vices, of course but in nine cases- out of ten, they go through life like so many bears with sore heads. How often do you hear them prising anybody; how often do you hear of them doing something to promote happines.s and joy amongst" their fellowmen how often do you hear of them doing something to benefit their fellowmen ? We have not at all got rid of the people who try" to merit heaven by making earth a hell." ec. As a matter cf fact this is no merit on their part at, all. All such people from St. Anthony right down to the 20th century apostlrs of gloom are really enjoying them- selves in their own peculiar way. There are people who never are happy, except they are miserable. It would be a real torture to them to go to a theatre, or to see people laughing. They pass through life like people who arei worried by some internal disease. With regard to the matter of smoking, there is only one thing to be, guarded against—it must not become a nuisance to others. There are people who use tobacco to such an extent that they carry an atmosphere like a whiff of tu, i bottomless pit with them wherever they go. If they come into a room for five minutes, you have to keep the windows open for the next, week. People like that have no more business to go abroad than if they had been rolling in a manure heap. Plenty- of refined people from King Edward down- wards do smoke, but they don't carry about with them an arema that would tiffie a billy goat. Anybody found walking about the street in that, condition should bo arretted, and conveyed to the police stai on, where they should be detained until they an" com- pletely disinfected and deordorised. It is no use turning up our noses at, bad drains, so long as we tolerate this kind of thing. There was a concert at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday evening. The meeting was packed. As is usual in such cases, there was a silver collection." This, of course, is the usual thing at Sunday concerts but why not face the fact boldly and charge for -idm,i.ion. If it, is right to hold concerts on Sunday, admission by silver collection, it is right to charge for admission as on any other day. The whole thing is a. p:ecü of pretence which is so characteristic of the Briti-.h character. Now in Paris or Berl;n they d have a concert, and charge for it without any pretence; but here we have the fact, but we try to cloak it even to our- selves. A Boer says We must make these black beasts work for us; we'll have slavery." A Briton says "Dearly beloved brethren, can't we devise some method of teaching our benighted coloured brethren tfye dignity of labour ?"—and he makes laws to compel them to work in the mines. We're a wonderful nation. There is a Carmarthen man who has been a good deal worried because somebody has crTeaa a report that he is in the" last stage of consumption." He has been annoyed in consequence in various ways—particularly by death hunters" who want to injure his J life. Tè: best of the story is tha) he isn't in the last st^ge1 of consumption so the ghoui'ch speculators* are liklcy to lose their mCille'J if they risk it. Something is missing in Spilman street. Just when people had -got used to a wrecked steam roller there, it was removed. On Thursday last week it was mended suffi- ciently to admit of its removal. After a good deal of persuasion it, was gob home, although it. seemed determined first to go into the gaol, and afterwards to try con- clusions with the kerbstones on Castle Hill. If this sort of thing is to continue, the steam roller should only be taken out during certain recognised hours, so as to enable the public to take cover "—as they say in warfare. *«* It n said that a private syndicate will be formed in the Spring to promote sports in the Park. On this subject We" s.ays- I Much as we should prefer a thoroughly representative committee of purely voluntary workers giving their services; for the good of the old town, seeing that, such a thing is apparently impossible in Carmarthen, a syndicate or private speculator prepared to p-y the just demands of the Corporation is the next best, thing." No doubt. But this is a. terrible come down from the, wild trumpetings with which I the circus began. The confession that the thing is apparently impossible" is an awful, climb down. Why can't Mr E. A. Rogers, Mr Gowe-r, and ''We" do it them- selves P I am sure that they have a fair field. Is the thing really impossible P Are there not. even three just, men who will work voluntarily for tho" good of the old town." What a beautiful mouth-filling phrase. Doesn't it, sound quite grand. It reads almost like a tract. The number of people who will do any- thing for the good of the old town except in so far as it. is for their own good is very limited it would seem. Much as we should prefer" etc., etc. It may work in Paradise perhaps; but. even these large hearted people with so much of the milk of human kindness, regard it as impossible. What are, the just demands" of the Carmarthen Cor- poration. The price of anything is the amount, it will fetch in an open market. Let the Carmarthen Corporation issue an advertisement of the following character. CARMARTHEN RECREATION GROUND. The Carmarthen Corporation are. prepared to receive tenders for the exclusive right to the Recreation Ground for the three follow- ing days in 1903: Easter Monday, Whit Monday, a.nd August Bank Holiday. The lesee o- lesees will be entitled to all gate money, rents, etc., for the use of the ground on the three days mentioned; they will be required to make good any damage donoe to the Park; and the Corporation will render no assistance except by providing police to keep order. The highest, or any tender not necessarily accepted. Applicants will be re quired to provide security to the satisfaction of the Corporation. Tenders marked "Park" to bo sent etc., etc." Let us have such an advertisement. It is very easy for anybody to say that the Park is worth R120 for one day, or that R21 is too much, or that it ought to be one-third of the gate money. This is too much like the medicine which isi worth a guinea, a box. Throw the thing open to the world, and accept the best offer. That will settle the question very easily. ALETHETA, <>
LAUGHARNE. ) VISIT OF THE IR-PV J. HIRST HOLLOWELL, OF ROCHDALE.-On Friday evening next a demonstration to protest against the Education Bill will be held at the English Congregational Chapel, Laugharne, at 7 o'clock, when the Rev J Hirst Hollowell, of Rochdale, and others, will address the meeting. We anticipate that the chapel will be overcrowded to hear this eminent preacher and celebrated speaker. Admission will be free, but a number of seats has been reserved at Is each, tickets for which may be obtained of the Rev L Price, The Pines, Laugharne.
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The Pleasure Fair in Barn's Jlow. -:0:- A PETITION SIGNED AGAINST IT. -0:- THREATS OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. -:0: CAN PLEASURE FAIRS BE HELD ANYWHERE ? During the end of last week and the begin- ning of the present, week, there has been a. considerable amount of discussion in Carmar then concerning the opening of a, new fair ground in Barn's Row. It appears that there is a, piece of building ground between the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel and the, new row of in Barn's Row. Mr S. White, a well-known entertainer, had this field for sieveral days from the Company which owns the field. The residents of the neighbouring houlses objected to the noise and the. bustle of a pleasure fair in a. place which was never before usied for the purpose—particularly as the Carmarthen Corporation has lately gone to considerable expense to provide a pleasure fair ground. The apparatus of Mr White arrived there on Wednesday, the 12th int. Mr W. H. Brown, Answorth House, Barn's Row however states tha,t lie had been in correspondence w=th Mr W. 1. Rickard, a prominent member of the syndicate which owns the ground as early as the Saturday previous, and that on Monday evening he posted a letter to Mr Rickard announcing his intention of taking legal proceedings to have the nuisance abated. At any rate, in spite of lawyer's letters" the syndicate proceeded to carry out their contract with Mr White. Mr Brown however felt that although it was open to him as a. householder to proceed aga,inst. those responsible for a nuisance, yet, as the matter ws a public one, he ought to appeal to the Town Council to protect the public. He holds that the Corporation is empowered to indict those responsible in such a case at Quarter Sessions. At any rate^ there can be no doubt whatever that if the fair can be held any- where that it will be a very serious loss to the town at large. The Corporation derives a considerable revenue from the market lesee, and if through any causie pleasure fairs can be held in other places, then the fair ground will become a regular white elei- phant," the income from the market will shrink, and the rates, of course, will go up. The Corporation are Mr Portniell's superior landlords, and if they cannot guarantee him that the pleasure fair ground is the pleasure fair ground, then the thin end (;f not the thick end) of the wedge, is let in, a prece- dent is created, and we may possibly siee pleasure fairs held in various parts of the town. A petition against the fair in Barn's Row was circulated, and recteived over thirty signatures; it was laid before the Council on Tuesday, but without result. The Council hold that, they have no power to intervene in the matter. As has been pointed out, however, the question is not at all a private one; but one virtually affecting the welfare of the town. Ome: solution of the difficulty would be for the Council to ipfrovide a larger area for the pleasure fair. Once the custom starts of spreading the fair all over the place it won't, stop at. this. It is; said that the amount, for which the land was let this time was R5. This sum eremp when divided between three or four is a, poor set off against the. possibility of an injunction, so that the owners seem to feel pretty sure of their position. It is pointed out, that sports have been held in the Park and in the Morgan Arm field. This, however, is no answer. Tho Park was made for a certain purpose, and there are statutory powers to use it, for sports. The Act. of Parliament would pro- bably override any objections which the people of Magaz;ne Row might have. Those interested in that, property could have gone to Parliament and opposed the Carmarthen Improvement. Act. As a. matter of fact, the people don't, object. The. case of the Moreran Arms field is not on all fours, and if it is it does not follow that, because, Jones doe.s not take out, a summons when you give him a, smack in the eye, that Robinson is bound to put up with a, smack in the eye. However, the only way to test the matter is for the property owners interested to apply for an injunction to restrain the onwers letting the field for such a purpose. That, is all that can be done, as the Council evidently can't or won"t move. Of course, the simplest course would be to endeavour to arrange so that the pleasure fair ground can accomo- datje all who wish to go there. Mr C. H. Portnell says that. he offered I Mr White a place in the fair ground, and also afterwards offered to let him have some land adjoining (belonging to Mr Norton), but that Mr White si fiis did not suit him.
flolir I came to Carmarthen Fair. MR WHITE'S EXPLANATIONS To the Editor of tin CavwcLvihen Weekly Rep< r'cr SIR,—I would like to say a few words as to how I came to occupy the ground in Barn's Row with my entertainment. I had t^d to got. place in the market. After I had taken the ipiresent ground I was offered space for t,wo of any machines out of slEven- that was hardly fair. There was room for a good deal more, but that, was all the offer I could get. I met Mr Davies, and I managed to arrange for this pieice of ground where I was able to put, up five, of my machine4s- that's a lot better than two. I had after j that an offer of some land next the fa.ir ground, but I did not think it right to throw over the agneement previously come to. When I got here, I found I had pretty much the same experience as my namesake, Sir George, White, at Ladysmith, when he was surrounded, and had the. wa-ter supply cut o.ff. But after a, lot of persuasion, I managed to get water for the moderate nav- Ir «/ ment of two guineas. There's nothing like giving a, man a, helping hand when you can (!) I don't like to see this! fashion of banging the door in a man's face when he conges civilly to do business. The only thing I'm sorry for is that the ground is not bigger, so that I could have made a bigger show. I am one of the biggest caterers in the variety line in South Wales, but I have no followers so I have to make a, show for myself, and I think I might have a fair look in when I come to a town. I always am willing to run in harmony with a.ny person, and I think anyonje in my position would have done the same as I did. Yours faithfully, S. WHITE. (Of Sydney White and Son, commonly known as "De Wet.")
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The Ancient City of Carmarthen." An interesting paper was read at the meeting of the English Congregational Guild on Monday evening by Mr William W:if.:rs, of Emrys House, Caimarthjen, on Ancient City of Carmarthen." The following is the first portion of the paper, and the same will be continued weekly in the Reporter uritli the whole has appeared. We are all familiar with the expressions The old town of Carmarthen." The ancient Borough of Carmarthen. But are these correct expressions ? Is the Borough an ancient one ? and is the town an old town ? I answer, yes, without doubt, to both quest-ions. Because, to prove the, origin of the borough as a corporate body is a very simple matter, whilst to prove the antiquity of the town is simpler still-it,, existence must go back beyond that period. How old, then, is this town wherje we live in ? Is it 500 years old Yes. Is it a, thousand yen.rs old ? Yes again, and you may safely double that. number of years. We shall now try to go back, step by step, .event alter event, possessing reliable proofs to test the j age of the town. The first step backwards shall be to the early part of ths 18th Century—say about 1720—nearly 200 years ago. At this time, a, man hailing from Shrewsbury arrived in Carmarthen, and immediately introducied a business which till then was quite unknown to the inhabitants. I have reason to believe that this stranger succeeded in his frado here. His name was Isaac Carter, and he was the first printer in Wales. Competition soon became kejen even in those days, becaura shortly after the arrival of Carter, several other printing oiffces appeared in the town. As a riesult, books in abundance were issued from the various printing presses, so thct Carmarthen soon became, a, very important I centre for literature, mostly re'igious, for the Principality of Wales. I am not. wrorg when I say that, from, the first appearance of Isaac Carter to the end of the century, the town of Carmarthen produced nearly twice as many books as all the other towns of Wales put together. Its productions in- cluded bibles, testaments', commentaries, theological works, hymn books, grammars and dictionaries as well as a larger number of various smaller works of a, religious character generally; so that Wales, during that, period was more indebted to Carmarthen for expel- ling the gloom of ignorance and superstition which prevailed than to any other town within its bordleirs. Who can estimate the amount of moral and spiritual good produced by the Carmarthen press from the days of its first; printerl Isaac Carer, to the present day ? Too great, I fear, for an estimate. Therefore, what a, formidable rival to the pulpit has the printing press become. I wonder whether the, press some day will supersede the pulpit. Another step backwards to the year 1623. In this year an infant boy was born in the town of Carmarthen. In course of time thp. infant grew to boyhood and manhood. He entered college, was ordained deacon and priest of the Church of England, and subse- quently had a living in a, Welsh rural parish Church. In a. few years, for well-known reasons, he left tho Established Church, and becamlei a, staunch Nonconformist. He preached incessantly throughout this county, published several important books, and estab- lished no less than eight, Congregational Churches. Ifu was not only a good and pious minister, but an excellent organiser in the cause of Nonconformity. This hard worker was the "Apostle of Carmarthen- shine "-8trihen Hughes, of Mydrim. For all his labours, for his untiring efforts in ths cause of religion—what a. reward did he receive Stephen Hughes was put in Car- marthlen Gaol, and there kept for some time! Surely, another saint to consecrate a cell in that c'd Castle Gaol! We, shall again take, another step back- wards, until we are some 300 years from the present time. An English gentleman made his appearance in the neighbourhood of Car- marthen. I sometimes think that this gentleman did not always possess a briprTit and cheerful countenance a.s he walked or rode through the streets of Carmarthen, and on his journeyings to and from his country residence. It does not, require, a, great stretch of imagination to siee him often with a dejected, melancholy, sad countenance. Little wonder for this he came here when the country generally was in an unsettled turbulent state,. He did not, know how soon a storm of fanatical persecution might break over his head. By this time you have ha dan inkling as to who this stranger was. He, was Dr Robert Ferrar, Bishop of St. David's, who resided in Abergwili, and who, seven years later, suffered martyrdom within the prescints of Carmarthen Castle. But, Who was Bishop Ferrar ? So much has been printed and spoken a,bout this bishop during the past few days, that. I shall only give a very dletailed of him. Robert Ferrar was a native of Halifax, a town in Yorkshire, and early in life was re- ceived into the Augustinian order of monks. He studied both at Cambridge and Oxford, afterwards becoming a, prior (or head monk) of Nostell Monastery in Yorkshire. So at tha,t timlei, just before- the Reformation, Ferrar was a Roman Catholic. At the dis- solution of the monasteries (1536 to 1640) Ferrar became a, Protestant-—no doubt a thoro'ugh and conscientious Protestant. In 1545 he was made chaplain to Archbishop Cranmler, and soon afterwards, following the example of his mater, he took to himself a, wife. At such a very unsettled time, this step, to say the least,, was a hazardous onie remembering that the Papists, should they I come into, authority, would make Ferrar a "marked man." He was a. priest, and had ventured to marry, contrary to the tenets of Rome. Ferrar was also chaplain to the Duke of Somerset, the Protector, through the influ- ence of whom, and that of the preoeding bishop, Robert Ferrar was appointed Bishop of St. David's. He was consecrated in London, on December 9th, 1548. We will now follow the bishop down to Wales. It is said that he found his diocese generally in a state of disorder and here I cannot do better than quote the words of the historian Froude, who says of Ferrar and his diocese— "He was a man of large humanity. justice, and uprightncss-neitbe,r conspicuous as a theologian nor prominent as a preacher, but remarkable chiefly for good sense and a kindly imaginative tenderness. He had found his diocese infected with the general disorders of the timles. The chapter were in- dulging themselves1 to the utmost in ques- tionable pleasures. The Church patronage was made the prey of a nest of cathedral lawyers." (To be continued).
The South Wales Borderers in South kfrica. Col.-Ser,t. Harry L. Phillips, son of Mr William Phillips, Francis-terrace, sends the Bloemfontein Post for October 24th, contain- ing the following account of the farewell given to the South Wales Borderers at Klerksdorp. Sergt. Phillips met several persons from the neighbourhood of Carmar- then during bis stay in the district, and there are several men from the Carmarthen district in the regiment, and their frieuds will be glad to hear of the high opinion in which the Eegiment is held by the South African residents A number of gentlemen (says the Klerksdorp Mining Record of Friday), who felt that they could not permit Colonel Roeh, Commandant of the town, to leave without some expression of appreciation of his work done in the town during the eight- teen months of his office and an address was drawn up, which was then signed by all tho leading inhabitants of the town, and presen- ted to him by a deputation of prominent lesidents who waited upon him of his house on Tuesday afternoon. The address is to bo suitably engrossed and forwarded later the signed copy was, however, handed to Colonel Roche. A farewell to Liout.-Col. Poahe and the officers of the 2nd South Wales Borderers was given by the ladies of Klerksdorp on Tuesday evening last in the Exchange Hall. As a result of a public subscription, gonerously subscribed by those who have had the pleasure of benefiting by the band's performances, duriug their stay here, a supper was arranged for them in the spacious dining room of tho Palace Ilol.ol, served up in Mr Summer's best style. The band played an enjoyable pro- gramme. While the bandsmen were at supper, Mr Campbell give an excellent exhii'iiion ol club swinging, and in response to an encore gave a display of sword exer- cise. ivli' Ivor Guest recited, and Troopers Williamson & Langston, S.A,O., s,-tng. The supper and accompanying entertainment b, ing concluded, the balance of the funds in lizild, amounting to £ 22 5s 6d, was bunded to Band Sergeant P O'Dinsell by Mr J II V< ss, who kindly consented to make the presentation. In making the presenta- tion, Mr Voss commented upon the good attendance, which showed the interest felt by the public in the band and the apprecia- tion of their performances. He assured them of tho continued interest they would all feel in their welfare and the regret felt at their departure Band-Sergt O'Donnell suitably acknowledged the presentation and expressed the satisfaction of tho band that their efforts had been so well appreciated. The proceedings concluded by the band playing their regimental pieces Land of my Fathers and The Men of Harlech," finishing up, of course, with God Save the King," and afterwards, three cheers for the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers were given by the public. The camp of the regiment was struck yesterday morning, the 16th of October, and everything packed for departure. In the alternoon :he men were entrained in open trucks, but the train did not leave until 10 p.m. During the evening many residents vis:ted the men and supplied them with donations of cigarettes, tobacco and some- thing toothsome for the road. At 10 o'clock punctually the word right away was given, and the train moved out of the station amid the cheers of the people which had come to bid them good-bye, the soldiers singing Auld Lang Syne as the long line of trucks rounded the curve and became lost to sight. "NY e have had the South Wales Borderers with us in peace and in war, and have always found them excellent samples of the British soldier. Their lot has not been a bed of roses by any means, but they have done their duty cheerfully and diligently, and there have been no complaints of any misconduct. The Colonel and his officers have splendidly maintained the reputation of the army, and universal regret is felt at their depm. ture."