FOOTBALL CARMARTHEN HARLEQUINS v. CARMAR- THEN TRAINING COLLEGE. tBy "Ruggerite.") The above teams met on Saturday last at the Carmarthen Park, when a large number of specta- tors witnessed the encounter The day was an ideal one for football, and the match was very interest- ing, each side being keen. The Collegians set the ball rolling. and by forward rushes play was carried into the visitors 25. Ley bv some smart play gathered the ball and drove the Collegians back to their own 25. The Collegians set their backs in motion, but Ley again came into prominence, and by intercepting found touch nioely. The homesters attacked hotly, but Tre- harne put in some very useful kicks. The 'Quins started a bout of passing, but owing to a forward pass near the College line the movement broke down, and some scrambling play ensued. By a series of kicking the Collegians- gained ground, but Treharne came to the rescue and by a lovely kick found touch near the College 25. From the line out scrambling play ensued and Thomas Thomas romped over with a try, which was unconverted. The Col- legians stung by this reverse attacked hotly and drove the 'Quins into their own territory and seemed like scoring, but Dick Watson, the 'Quins full-back, by a lengthy kick relieved the situation. Play was seen in mid-field when the whistle was blown for half-time. On the resumption the Collegians pressed hotly but by the keen tackling of the forwards the homesters were kept at bay. Play was taken to mid-field when the Collegians by a forward rush carried play into the 'Quins territory, and constant rushing took the leather near the 'Quins line, when Dennis fell on the ball and scored. The kick at goal failed. From now on the fire seemed to kindle in the 'Quins line, and by determined play they kept their opponents penned in their own territory. After some exciting play Dick Watson dropped a lovely goal from near half-way amidst the enthu- siastic cheers of the 'Quins supporters. From now on the game was of a give and take character, neither side making much headway. Play was seen in the Collegians 25, when the final whistle was blown, the score being, Carmarthen Harlequins, 1 dropped goal, 1 try^ Carmarthen Training College, 1 try. NOTES. The game was pleasantly contested, and provided a good deal of speculation as to the ultimate result owing to the fact that both teams were evenly matched. Dick Watson's dropped goal was the t-it-bl t of the match, and fully earned the four points, the score being hailed by loud cheers from the Harlequin supporters. All the 'Quins gave an excellent display, but special mention must be made of Rowlands, the Laughame recruit, who was great in attack and defence, and should prove a decided acquisition after more experience. The try that the Collegians scored is another lesson, "Ono man to the ball." It is gratifying to note that notwithstanding the weak teams fielded by the "All Whites" on recent Saturdays, they have accomplished remarkable per- formances in defeating three Colleges on successive Saturdays, namely, Aberystwyth (who held a ground record), Lampeter, and Carmarthen. The Committee of the Harlequins having refused the transfer of Henry Thomas to Llanelly. the latter played Thomas on Saturday last contrary to the dictates of the Welsh Union, so this body should hold an enquiry in the matter. SKEWEN v. AMMANFORD. [By "OXLOOKER."] Again last Saturday. Ammanford, in the;r away game at SkeNvon, were poorly represented, .md there was a big call upon reserves a few hours before the fray. An idea of the weakness of the side will be obtained when it is remembered that Joe Davies. Dai Lewis, D. M. Reees. Trevor Wil- liam4. and Dai Evans were absentees. This proved exceedingly unfortunate, for Skewen. on their own midden, are a stiff proposition to tackle, and on Saturday they were out for the scalps of the Am- manford men. so as to avenge the nineteen-point defeat inflicted upon them otirly in the season. The journey was made by tnl in-thp Blue and Blacks of late have an aversion to char-a.bancs-and Skevv-n was reached shortly after three o'clock. A followers aocompanied the team, but enthusiasm for a change was at a low ebb. On the other hand, at Skewen considerable interest • entred round the event, and a record crowd lined the enclosure. Th- teams were:- Skewen.—Back, Beddoe: three-quarters. T. U. Phillips. W. Hayward. L. Davies, and D. half-backs. Reason and Own Saunders (captnin,: forwards. D. Jones. D. Evans. Ivor Evan«. J. Bevnon. F. Reason. F. Joseph. Studd. and F. Balk- well. Ammanford.-Back. H. H. Olive; three-quo Hers, Basil Jones, Tommy Jones, D. Llan Evans, and Ike Jones; half-backs. Abbot Griffiths and Ivor Jones; forwards, Geo. Rees (captain), Wilfred Lewis. 1. J. Bowen, Fred Jenkins, Rees. Stanley Daves, Dai Lewis, junior, and Edwin Morgan. Referee: Mr. A. W. Phillips, Swansea. Geo. Rees won the toss, and Skewen playing with the slope and a slight breeze in their favour, set the ball rolling. Ivor Jones fielded, and sprinted away with the ball, but his pass to Tommy Jones vent astray, and a scrum resulted on the Ammanford twenty-five. Skewen were penalised. However Olive failed to find touch and Skewen kicked over the Ammanford line, the ball rolling out of bounds. IFoIlowing- the drop out. Olive marked and deposi- ted the leather in touch at .centre. The Ammanford forwards dribbled away from the line-out. and Saunders scotched their career. Stanley Davies headed another dribble, and again it fell to the lot of the home skipper to save. which lie did very smartlv. In the enduing scrnm Abbot Griffiths got the ball away expeditiously to his partner, but the promise of the movement was spoilt through the failure of Tommy Jones to take his transfer. How- ever, he caught the ball on the bounce, and it went along to Ike Jones, who repassed with judgment, but there was a slight knock-on from the cnest by Tommy Jones, with odds on a score. Beddoe had to cope with a dangerous Ammanford rush. Skewen t marked, and immediately after were awarded a free as a result of loose uead play by Ammanford, and these brought them timely relief. Ivor Jones got away nicely from a scaun in his own quarters, but a dropped pass between the centres made the movement abortive. Skewen effectively worked the long line out, and their forwards, who were proving themselves fast and fiery, got to the verge of the Ammauford line. Only a minor resulted, but the Blue and Blacks could not relieve for long, and Skewen becoming confident in their own abilities, passed the ball out, but Ike Jones stole a pass in- tended for Jenkins, and gained some ground. Then T. R. Phillips was fed on the right wing, but was bundled into touch. Ike Jones got well under a high punt from Olive, and gained valuable ground for Ammanford, but .the nort minute Skewen were again pegging away in visiting quarters. Amman- ford were penalised in the scrum, and to add to their misfortunes, Geo. Rees retired limping badly. Saunders made a poor kick for goal, and gradually Ammanford worked to the centre, the homesters contesting every inch of ground. A mark by Beddoe sent them back. and an impetuous Skewen rush placed the Ammanford line in jeopardy. However, they were penalised for a foul, and Olive sent to touch well. The attack which they waged was now insistent, and Olive was not always at home. A minor was conceded, and again the men in black and amber were on the warpath. Ivor Jones saved a certain score by a grand tackle of one of the Skewen centres. The next minute Olive failed to field the ball near the corner, and Danny Evans, coming up at top speed, took it on the bounce, and scored wide out amid a roar of cheering. L. Davies failed for goal. All this happened twenty-five minutes from the commencement. Up to now Ammanford's display, barring an occasional flash of their old-t ime form, had been disappointing, but stung by this reverse, they swept up the field. Dai Llan Evans and T. J. Bowen figuring prominently. Basil Jones prevented Phillips getting to his stride, and Wilfred Lewis broke loose from the line-out with the ball in his possession, nnd ran fully fifteen yards, but was not well supported. For a while play remained in the Skewen half. and the interval came, with the score:—Skewen. 1 try; Ammanford, nil. < Following the restart, Ammanford were penalised in the first scrum for using the loose-head, and Skewen took up the aggressive. Geo. Rees had now resumed, but was still lame. Offside by Reason caused Skewen to be penalised, and Ivor Jones made a wonderful touch-finder, which gained over half the length of the fieJo. Ammanford handled, but Dai Llan Evans failed to take a poor pass with a good chance. At this period Ammanford were livening up considerably, and kept Skewen in the danger -zone for some time. Ivor Jones made an excellent drop for goal, but the wind carried the ball a yard or so wide. The next minute T. J. Bowen barged his way over, and fell on the ball simultaneously with a number of opponents. There was no score. Still Amman.ford kept up the pressure, and executed a really smart passing movement. Another foot and Basil Jones would have been clear of opposition, but Phillips encircled his waist. From the line-out, Skewen rushed to the centre, where Saunders was fed, and he sent out a long pass to Phillips, the wing man, who had almost a clear field and was soon in full flight for the line. Several of the Ammanford backs cut acros-s, and there was an exciting race, the crowd rushing into the field of play. Phillips covered the distance well, and just managed to reach the corner and touch down. The wildest enthusiasm prevailed, caps and handkerchiefs being waved aloft. The attempt at conversion failed. Although six points down, Ammanford the next few minutes forced Skewen to defend, but their attack had lost its inciveness. Following up a kick, Phillips dribbled clear of opposition, and, after a run over half the length of the field, again scored in exactly the same position as previously. No goal resulted. Skew en had now the game well in hand, but Ammanford with only ten minutes to go, nad not entirely lost hopes of being able to reduce the adverse lead. Dai Llan Evans made a fine corkscrew run, and both Geo. Rees and Basil Jones handled, the latter making a determined dash for the line. H was howled into touch. Amman- ford kept pegging away in Skewen territory, but the home men, with victory in sight, showed no lanity. However, they were penalised in a favour- able position, but Ivor Jones tried for goal, but the ball did not rise. In the final stages of the panic Ammanford lost the services of Ike Jones, who twisted his ankle, but still they made a tremendous effort to score. It was of no avail, and time came to the accompaniment of a full-throated cheer from the victors. (Final score ;-Skpwen. "3 tries; Amman ford, nil. NOTES. On the day's form Skewen were the better team, and are fully entitled to all the honour attached to a victory over the far-famed Ammanford men. Not for two years have the Bluo and Blacks been so badly defeated, and one felt more satisfied over the result of this game, than of any of the other two in which they have been vanquished this season. Those were more or less mere strokes of luck; this was the triumph of good, determined play. Skewen were out with a purpose, whereas Ammanford, until it was too late, dallied with their opportunities—at least that is the impression they gave—and the re- sult can not be explained except by an honest admission that Ammanford for once in a long while i had to play second fiddle. In dealing with the causes of their downfall one must not forget that Skew n had in the field a most fortunate fifteen, trained to the minute, quietly confident of turning the t upon their rivals. On the other hand, Ammanford wetc rrrcatly disorgan- ised. though absenteeism, sadly suffered from neglect of training, and entered the arena under the pressicn that they had a soft j(,:> on. Under the circumstances the result need cause no surprise. Both backs and forwards alike are to blame. The forwards failed to control the scrums with anv regularity, and were palpably beaten in the line- outs. They were up against odds, it is true, for there were only six of the forwards using their weight in the tight mauls, and one has a shrewd suspicion that towards the end one. and, possibly, two of those were inclined to give themselves a rest. W hile it has to be admitted that Ammanford's luck was dead out, still they should have done better. I Truth to tell, the team generally speaking was off colour. The entire blame is not to he fastened to any individual player. At the same time had there- been an experienced custodian at least two of the tries would have been stopped. Olive makes no pretensions to being a full-back, his usual place being at centre, and on Saturday he probably did as well as most centres would do in a new role, but he was often caught napping. Then the centres were off form, Tommy Jones being the chief sufferer. Only the wing three-quarters and half-backs played up to anything like reputation, and Will Roes was the best of the forwards. That fini-shes the tale of woe. There is a brighfcer side to the picture. IN-itli alittle, ooht,.sion I,n(I determination, Ammanford will soon be out of the bad patch it has lately struck. It is an experience which has befallen the best af combinations and there is no reason why Anirii-inford-botli committee' and players—should not learn the lesson of the van- quished, and profit thereby. What if Geo. Rees had been in proper condition, and the old standard bearers back in the pack! No doubt the old tale of victory would then ha.ve to be told.
ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER HE-UNION IN LONDON. On 1 uesday evening, February I7fh dinner of oiuaiy mil, a re-umon V ( ll L.lllU'"Crf ut College was d\ Hoi born Restaurant, London. About fifty sat down to dmner, including the Lord the Ven Arcl ^VKl'S S" chail" Bebb, he V tn. Archdeacon Buckley, oi Llandali Rev ti nuUt" JZ CllaU'nla" OI ,h" He-union Cpim i -^Piesontatives were present from the eights or Cumberland, from the sturdy churches oi the Lla.k Country, rrom Devonshire, from the extreme South of England, from London, and from North and South Wales. in fact the. gathorin. wa' thoroughly representative of the sphere in which landT "1"1' >VOrk' With thG ^Ption of fore,^ wJri'nmT1' ;°l K!"S and the Royal iFaniUv proposed by the chairman, after which \mi do.,™ nuckw „ ,p,x.cl, ,d™ cnum**™ wlllch U(.„n iil(- of 111. Coikxro s™ Tht'«?/ trtr* r Md„„bl0 Md„„bl0 order to meet The rc^ the ^"Ticulum °m eommenda tioll;:¡ for training of candidatE's for Holr in,,h8 to d,r!, ",md :• ('• N.d da He gellir gwell irll r bl'tter- in a voice ch-iro-erl «. tl Concluding his speech and" war ned as from decay r0m gr°Wth as w11 The following rpsolution was th('n proposed by EPS t Z& "hat" ■»™ bo form, withoiir,l^i°n°tr^ L'mpM''r sT"n-Lloyd ""iom »,r, boi„e <" "»» the time tk fffd 'Snoro this sign cf ifi'1"1' 1li?** t the clergyTiId l^kedTo'rw^rd ^0°^ ciation as being of bringing this to pass, "■"on h„d "J • ^k^Pl'lTVf0" in which tho It, took- LV 'l. v J- R- M('lhl"^h and others Corps/') f'lnPha^'ns the need of "'Esprit dd On thp Lord Bi"hop putting the resolution to tllP asticallj.' ulliini™ousIy and enthusi- An executive committee was then chosen with aild DraCOB,.fb1Ckie!: chflirmnn< th<1 I'Ord Bishop the ""V", (JX'Pre";mf? their approval of hni-h emig' thanking the Rev. J. R. Mcl- had^tal-en' COlm'r"'r' for th« immense trouble he had taken to make the evening a success. fa. c'fto «\t*Z;^T jPHTCLb!' Bolton, who w„ He-made some interesting remarks on bishops rOt and present, and spoke of the untiring- effo t of tho chairman for the Church m It™ re caThonours. greatest entfiusiastn and with must cal honours. In 'P, reP'.v rhp Bishop spoke of his verv hi-h regard for St. David', College, and said that in hi opinion the formation of an assocation on the lines of the present proposals would be invaluable. A choice selection of musical items was provided by the chairman of the committee. The gathering was certamlj momentous and if the. movement is taken up by other Lampeter men in the same spirit of cordiality and love for the old college, and as was shown by those present the event ought to bo epoch- making .n the history of St. David's College.
MARRIED. On Thursday last, at Narberth Church, by thr Rev. Thos. Jones, Mr. Wm. Lewis, shoemaker, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Howell, but-he; both of that place. On Sunday last, at Cardig-an, Mr. Thomas Lloy], of the Custom-house, to Miss Mary Evans, also of that town. DIED. Lately, at Worcester, Walter Williams, Esq., of Penycood, in the county of Carmarthen, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said county. At Haverfordwest, on Monday last, at an advanced age, Mrs. Twining, mother of Harry Twining, Es,.I., of Treffgarne. near Narberth. At Milford. on the 18th inst., aged 3 years. Anne, daughter of Capt. Cuff, of the iFox, Custom-house cutter. At Goitrewen. near Llanon, Carmarthenshire. Mrs. Lott. widow of the late Mr. Wm. Lott, for- merly of that place.
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Carmarthen County SATURDAY, February 21st.—Before Mr. D. W. Drum- mond (in the chair); Mr. Thomas Lewis, Bryn- gias; Mr. J. Ll. Thomas, Derlwyn; Mr. E. C. Jennings, Gellideg. ALLEGED CRUELTY TO RABBITS. Jajnea Rees Thomas, Mill-street, Carmarthen, was charged with unlawfully ill-treating rabbits. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Inspector Batten, R.S.-t'.C.A., said that about 2 p.m. on Saturday, 14th inst., while he was cycling on the Llangunnor road, he saw defendant in a field near thp Parit Farm ferretting a warren. On ap- proaching him witness saw that he had two lurchers and one terrier. He asked defendant if he had any rabbits, and he replied that he had Ghroo, whereupon he was asked to show them. Wit- ncae noticed that one rabbit was alive, while another vrae on the point of dying. The rabbits were torn, big patches of fur having come off their shoulders, and appeared to have been badly mauled by the dogs. On being asked why he placed the rabbits in hl4 pocket in that condition, defendant said he wanted them for coursing and did not think he was doing any harm. He generally carried them in a bag. Ho was advised to kill the rabbit, which he immediately did. Defendant admitted that one of the rabbits was alive and that he told the officer that he wanted it for coursing. Defendant relating the occurrence, said the dog rose a rabbit on a hedge and followed it up to a burrow, where there were two other rabbits. He killed two of them himself, and added that fur generally came off the rabbits when in the nets. The Chairman said that there was evidently a doubt in the case, and defendant would be dis- missed. k ALLEGED ASSAULT. Wm. Dnvies. Black Ox Inn, Abergwili, was charged with' being drunk and refusing to quit, and was further charged with assaulting the police. Defendant pleaded not guilty. P.C. Dd. Evans said that about 9..30 on Friday night he was called to the Black Ox Inn. Aber- gwili, by the licensee (defendant's father) to eject the defendant. He went to the house and in the kitchen he saw defendant in a drunken state and behaving- like a madman. Defendant's father told him to go outside and he said, No. and no on.' will put me otic." Witness then told him to go out quietly and defendant replied, You are not the man that wiU put me out." As the constable gripped defendant's arm defendant struck him and struggled violently, tearing witness's overcoat. He was arrested and locked up. Defendant 1:iye a flat denial, stating that the constable refused to leave him go to see a doctor. The case wa adjourned for a week as defendant wished to call witnesses. He was bound over in his own recognisances in the sum of £5. MONDAY (Special), February 16th.-Before Mr. H. E B. Richards. ALLEGED THEFT. John Howell,, labourer, St. Clears. was charged by Inspector H. Evans. St. Clears, with housebreak- ing. It appeared that the defendant entered the Rose and Crown Inn, St.. Clears, and stole two bottles of whisky, one bottle of brandy, one bottle of gin, and one bottle of lager beer. Prisoner was remanded until Saturday.
Carmarthen Borougrh SATTBDAT, February 23rd, before Mr. John Lewis (Mayor). Mr, J. B. Arthur, Mr. Thos. Davies, and Mr. Walter Lloyd THEFT OF 12s. Sidney Starling (16) employed by Mr. Jones, baker, ChapeLtreet, Carmarthen, was charged with stealing from Mr. Albert Horne, 30 Chapel-street, Carmarthen. Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was severely ad- monished by the tsench, and was bound over in the sum of £5 to be of good behaviour for twelve months. ILL-TREATIG A HORSE. FOURTH CONVICTION. HORSE SOLD FOR Z6.. Benjamm Jones, contractor, Lammas-street, Car- marthen, was charged with ill-treating a horse by causing it to be worked whilst in an unfit state, and Jno. Evans. haulier, in the employ of the former, was charged with working the animal Inspector Batten, of the R.S.P.C.A., in his evidence stated that on the 10th of February, about 2 p.m., he saw the defendant Evans in charge of a brown mare attached to a cart coming from the direction of Morfa Lane into Lammas-street. The animal was exceedingly lame on both fore limbs. Witness stopped the defendant and said, "You are still work- ing this lame horse." Evans replied, "Yes, I oan't help iI, f would get away from the place if I had another place to go to. you have sent me home twice before with this horse." Witness then asked the defendant if he drew Benjamin Jones' attention to the horse, when he started work that morning. Defendant said. yes he had told his master that he didn't 1-ke to work the animal. Witness then advised the defendant to walk it quietly back to the stable. Later in the day the Inspector saw the defendant Jones, and told him that he had stopped the horse, ana owing to its lameness it wa- unfit for work. Upon being asked if he sent the animal out to work he replied, Yes, to do a little in the cart, I don't think she's any the worse now than when you stopped her last." Wit- nctia then pointed out to the defendant that he could not go on like this and that the horse must be ex- amined by a "veterinary surgeon, and in fairness to the defendant he advised him to chose any vet. erinary surgeon. Defendant said that he would nob allow witnr-ss or a vet to see it. as it was locked up in the stable. Witness then said that he would make a note in regard to that statement, where- upon the defendant consented to have it examined by Mr. Morgan, Lammas-street. The same day in the presence of the defendant the animal was examined at Friar's Park by Mr .Morgans, who said that the horse was unfit for work. It was ex- ceedingly lame. Defendant then said, "fll give you my word T 11 stop it now," he then added, "My veterinary Miry-eon. Mr. Phillips. has given me a certificate ro "ay that she is fit for work. and its with Mr. WftDis Jones. On the bottom of the cer- tificate the. defendant said that Mr. J/mLLips would be responsible for it being worked. Later in the day witness in company with P.S. Phillips called on Mr. Walli- Jones and asked to see the certiS cate given by Mr. Phillips. In consequence of what Mr. Jones told witness, he again saw the defendant who said that he had had no certificate from a vet- erinary urgeon. The Inspector also told the de- fendant Jones that he had seen Mr. Phillips, who said that he did not give you a certificate of any kind or sort, and that the animal was not fit to work in the Qhaft. After a further conversation about the certificate defendant said "No, I was wrong. I 11 promise vou that I will look after the horse and have it turned out into a field." Con- tinuing his evidence the Inspector said that Evans, the driver, was treating1 the horse with erery possible care. Sergeant Phillips stated that the animal was not fit for work, and on February 10th, when the horse was being examined it nearly fell coming out of the stiable.. -on .nr. Morgan, veterinary surgeon, Lammas-street, Carmarthen, said that he examined the horse on February 10th at Friar's Park. It was about 15 years old. lame on both fores, and suffering from foundered feet. She is not fit for any kind of work, and should be destroyed. Defendant said that he had sold the horse for £ 6 at the market. The Bench after a short retirement, dismissed the case against Evans and fined Jones 7s. 6d. and costs, the veterinary surgeon's fee not being allowed. LICENSE RENEWED. Mr. Lilkngton, solicitor, of the firm of Messrs. Morgan Griffiths. Son and Pr'osser, applied on behalf of Sydney Vainbridge Sledmere, for a renewal of Lipton's license. -Granted, DRUNKS. Gi'bert Reid, Carmarthen, was charged with being drunk on February 14th. P.C W. J. Davies proved the case, and a fine of 10s. and costs was imposed, or in default 7 days. Wm. Perks, Hafod-street, Clydach Vale, was charged with a simliar offence. P.C. Morgans proved the case. and a fine of 15s. and co-ts was imposed. TUESDAY. iFebruary 17th (Special).—Before Mr. Henry Howell (in the chair), Mr. W. Spurrell. Mr. J. B. Arthur, and Mr. W. Lloyd. NEGLECTED WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN. TURNED OUT OF HOME. Edward Rogers, a colliery labourer, Carmarthen. was charged with neglecting to maintain his family. now chargeable to the guardians. The evidence showed that the defendant and his wife and four children had been ejected from their home in August last under a closing order issued by the local authority. The wife and children were admitted to the workhouse, where they had re- mained ever since, and the cost of their maintenance amounted to JE21. Defendant said that it was not his fault they had become chargeable. He was not responsible for ";hei, being sent to the workhouse. Thev had bo<>u turned out into the street, and he had failed to find another house for them. The Bench sentenced the defendant to four' 'en days' imprisonment.
BRYNAMMAN NOTES [BY "PARX LANE."] The writer has some very good news to make known concerning: our neighbouring village— Ystalyfera. It transpires that sinking operations on a large scale will shortly be commenced at this village which has such a varied history. Mr. James Davies, colliery proprietor, of Abercrave, has re- cently made arrangements to sink two pits into the renowned Peacock Vein, and proposes to secure a very large output, having taken that large area of land which is encircled by the high mountains around Ystalyfera. Owing to the fact that the best of the anthracite seams lie at a comparatively great depth in and around the locality they have not ..n worked at all, apparently because the owners of capital feared to take such a hazardous step. On one side of the valley the owners of the Tarreni Colliery have recently drifted down from the Red Vein which they are working, and have proved that the Peacock Vein also can be worked at a profit. I understand that several wealthy gentlemen have of late been making a bid for this area which seems to hold such untold treasure in its grasp, but it was the enterprising; gentleman from Abercrave who managed to obtain the lease. Success to this venture will mean that many hundreds from Ystaly- fera. Cwmtwrch, Pontardawe, etc.. will secure a much-needfd employment. An incident which caused many a hearty laugh occurred at Brynamman recently. A rumour gained currency that a married woman had unexpectedly come into a very considerable fortune. Nothing Very definite was known. but on being questioned by his friends. (And ho! how numerous they be- came!) the-husband vaguely agreed that his wife would be a very rich woman indeed. As the Jays rolled by the rumours took a more positive nature, and the husband was more than once heard to de- scribe his future plans. He was going to buy the colliery at which he happened to be working, would build rows upon rows of houses, and finally, be- come the owner of the best motor-car that money could buy. But. alas, for the many hopes! The fortune was mythical, and the rumours had no better foundation than the fact that the wife had had a little "escapade" during her pre-marital days. When single she had replied to an astrologer's ad- vertisement, and in return for a small fee the wizard had briefly outlined the young woman's future. She would be married before very long, would have to wait some time before a child would be born to her, etc., etc. But the stars foretold a considerable fortune that was awaiting her in the not very distant future, and if she sent a further fee of five shillings she would be given a fuller reading of her horoscope. A portioh of the fore- cast became true, for, like most young women at Brynamman. she became married, and in course of time was blessed with a child. The astrologer did not -get the second fee as he hoped, and after the lapse of a year or so he sent the now married woman another circular, promising In return for a moderate fee to send details which would be of great service to her in claiming the fortune which the astrologer had strong reasons to believe was waiting her! It was on this flimsy grounds that the mythical fortune rested, and it is needless to say that even the motor- car has not yet materialized! The contributions to the C.C.G. Sick and Acci- dental Fund have recently been advanced to six- pence per week. The rate of benefit, viz., six shillings per week, will not be increased, for the increase in contribution was made in order to make up for a loss of over three hundred and fifty pounds ( £ 350) which the funds suffered during last year. Sinoe the operation of the Insurance Act the number of persons "on the fund" has enormously increased, and it was imperative that some altera- tion vras made in either the rate of contribution or benefit. There is, of course, a fairly lare reserve fund available. but it was considered inadvisable to touch that because the .society sems to be in for a permanent increase in expenditure. The increased oontributlion-which is an increase of no less than one hundred per cent. has not been a welcome one and already there are loud murmurs of rebellion in camp. No one will deny that it is preposterous to expect workmen to pay two shillings a month in order to have a sick or accident benefit of six shil- lings per week. The whole matter was thoroughly discussed at a public meeting called for the purpose, but as the attendance was so pitifullv small those present were unable to do anything of a permanent nature It is evident that the increased scale of contribution must not be more than temporary, for it would otherwise mean the speedy winding-up of ,U? members hope that the institution which has done such splendid work during the thirty years or so of its existence will soon find it- self securely reconstructed. Last .Saturday, at Gibea. were interred the mortal remains of little Benjamin, the ten-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Howell Jones. Ym's Cwmgarw. Theile poor people have suffered much of late for it is only about two months since they lost a child threg years of age. Our deepest sympathy goes out to them in their sorrow and grief.
CYNGHORDY LOCAL SrccESS.-At the eisteddfod held at Cefn- gorwydd last week Mr. Rocs Jones. Tairheol car- penter on the London and North Western Railway, and son of Mr. Jones. Dolaubran. shared the prize for the solo" C'ymru with a gentleman from Llan- wrt^ D WPIIS, a son of Mapsygwaelod Farm. Gossip.-A competitive meeting will be held at Go-on on the 5th of March. The adjudicators will be Mr. Dunn Williams. Carmarthen (music), and the Rev. D. J. HowelLs, Llandorery. on recitation and | poetry.
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LLANWNEN Friday morning a verv smart wedding took place at Capel-y-Grocs (U.j Vhape! tne-contracting parties being Miss Ann Jones, Cwm- mgo Llanvvnen. and Mr. John vSaunders Evans Blaenwaim-Ganol, Llanwnen. The bride, who was gn^n away by her father. Mr. John Jones Ca°emat wa.. Llanybyther, was attended by Miss Marirarot Jones, Penbray Llanelly (sister), and Miss Maggie n >IanW"Cn' who actwI as brides- maids Mr. Daniel Jenkin,. Blaenwaun-Ganol, acted as best man. The wedding party also included Mr Johnny Jones, Caejnalwas (brother of bride). Mrs. Jones. TanvbeWkm. Aberayron (sister of bridegroom,. and Mr. Evan Evans. Tynclawdd. Llanwnen. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David Evans Cwm.ago. before Mr. T. LI. Evans. Registrar. After he ceremony the wedding party drove to Caemalwas (the bride homo}, where an excellent dinner was provided. Both the bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many valuable and costly presents.
CWMBACH .sCROLASTIC.-The successor of Mr. J A. Thomas headmaster of the CounHl School, who has left for Mynyddgarreg. is Mr. G. F. Llewellyn (formerly of Alma Council School). We wbh him happv times and a successful career here. A meeting of the local members of the L.D.M.D. was held at the C.M. Chapel vestry on Friday evening, Miss M. A. Thomas. Bronllan occupying the chair. The following programme was gone through—Recitation. Y Cwpan Meddwol by MJSS .Florne C. Davies, Tvnewydd; recitation. u r > Evans, Frojiisaf; solo, Yr Amser Gwell." by Miss A. Thomas. Blacmilli: recitation. "Aroswch i feddwl," by Miss M. A. Thomas, Llamvinio Farm: recitation. I lawr ar Cwpan," bv Miss S. A. Evans. Pendre Villa; address by Mi-s M. A. Thomas. Bronllan; recitation. "0 comveh drws y dafarn, hy Miss L. Jones. fTwmcoch address by Mr. J. W. Davies. Post Office; dialogue. Miss L. Jones. Cwmcoch. and Mr. S. Davies. Rock Villa; address by Mr. T. Reynolds, BLieniilli. The singing of Dan Dv fendith wrth ymadael termi- nated a very successful meeting.
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Begone Carmarthenshire Any information in the possession of our readers, or any comment respecting the various matters re- ferred to in these notes, will be welcomed by the Editor for publication. (FROM THE CARMARTHEN JOURNAL," FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1814. The happy revival of trade and commerce in the principality since the breaking up of the frost, is most cheeringly indicated by our Llanelly and other ship news of this week. Margaret Francis, of the parish of -St. Ishmael's, in the county of Carmarthen, being charged on suspicion of having murdered her bastard child, was on Friday last committed for further cxami- nation, to the gaol of the said county, by J. H. Bevan, Esq. There were, 011 Monday last, in a field at Great Hardwicke, near Abergavenny, 47 teams of horses engaged in ploughing the same, each of which was valued at 1601., the aggregate value beuig 75201. On Tuesday se'nnight, Ann Davies. a widow woman, supported with her infant children by the parish of Coity, near Bridgend, Glam- organshire, inhumanly threw her eldest boy into the river Ogmorc, where she left him to perish. The child's cries being fortunately heard by a man who lived near the spot. be entered the water, and got hold of him, .but through weakness was unable to drag him out. and both would probably have perished, had not their cries brought a neighbour to their assistance. The unnatural mother has since confessed the fact, and has been admitted to bail until the next Quarter Sessions. An ewe sheep, the property of Mr. Joshua Taylor, near Marshfield. was on Sunday taken out alive from the snow, after being buried 16 day. and nights. Mr. Lloyd, of Glansevin's, fox hounds will throw off. near this town, on Thursday morning next. CARMARTHEN THEATRICALS. The tragedy of Remorse was performed at our Theatre on Monday evening last. for the first time. This drama has unquestionably the merit of origin- ality. Ordonio. the hero of the pii'e. although, on the world's wide stag-roo such beings are actually to be found, is a character altogether new in theatri. cal representation. Possessing an obliquity of mind, a haughtiness of soul. and a furor of passion. calculated wholly to unfit him for the genera! commerce of the world looking down with an eye of ineffable scorn and contempt on his fellow men. as beings of an inferior order, and cherishing the most criminal propensities that tend to pollute and deform human nature. Ordonio appears upon the stage a fearful spectacle of aplendcd misery. His dark designs and gloomy reveries, partially con- cealed bv speciousness of manner, and his occasion ally perturbed and vacillating state of mind, were most felicitously expressed in the acting of Mr. G JadstaDes. whose efforts to unravel and elucidate to the audience a plot altogether mysterious and perplexing, were, indeed, eminently successful. The respective performances of Messrs. Smith. Wilmot, and Lee, as Vaid ex. Alvar. end Isidore, were highlv creditable to their professional talents, and Mrs. Gunning and Mrs. Smith, as Teresa and Alhadra, most powerfully arrested the feelings of the audience. We humbly think, however, that were one of th^se ladies to check, in a small degree, her usually rapid mode of speaking, and the other to deliver herself rather more trippingly 011 the tongue." they would render their truly excellent performances still more effective. We feel peculiar pleasure in bearing testimony to the merits and respectability of the Company, both individually and collectively.
LAUGHARNE NOTES On Tuesday of last week a committee meeting of the Regatta and Carnival was he'd in the Town Hall to rece ve the balance-sheet of last year's c\ cut. The President (Mr. E. J. Head) occupied the chair. The attendance was small as usual. The balance-sheet, which had been duly audited, was presented by Messrs. W. Jeremy and A. W. Thomas, and accepted as correct. It showed the highest balance, we believe, on record, viz. j627 10s Id., but ere the terminate of the meeting it wa-s decreased by two guineas, as the meeting unanimously decided to grant the Hon Sees, an honorarium of a guinea each. The Rev. F. A. Thomas, B.A., resgned his post on account of his early removal, and Mr. R. 11. Tyler was appointed in his stead. A very hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Thomas for the very able manner in which he had carried out his duties. The Hon. Sees, were also instructed to convsv the hearty thanks of the committee to Mrs Starke for the Castlo grounds, and to Mr. R. Jeremy and the Choral Society for their assistance in connection with the concert. It may not be generally known that the proceeds of the evening concert, held in the Castle grounds, materially increasd the funds at the disposal of the committee. A dance, too, hold in the schools on the following evening, augmented the funds to the extent of something over JB5; hence the high balance in hand. The Regatta Rules last year allowed many more open events, and it was generally felt that some further attraction was necf^sary to entice more outside competition and infuse a little more enthusiasm into the 3cquatie events. Last year about JS23 was sDent on Regatta Prizes, whilst Carnival Competitors had the grand total of £ 9. The Carnival each year has been an pxcel.ent d splay, and deserves more financial con- sideration. It is a well-known fact that last year somo of the competitors spent a goodly sum for nire of costumes, and had no prize. The committee ,slintild increase the Carn'val prizes, both in amount and number. We understand that the Cinema has come to stay, the proprietors having taken the Hall for twelve months. But what about the Scouts, who have tenanted the Hall since 1910? Have they received, or have they given, notice to terminate their tenancy, We hear not. They now find themselves with an excellent, but self-made equipment, and no headquarters, where many a happy evening had been spent with the boys, their parents, and friends. This emphasises the importance and the need of n Public Hall—non-sectarian and non-political— Laugharne could well afford it, and really needs it. At present most of the social -gatherings, concerts, etc., aro held in the man room of the schools, and from an educational point of view-and what are schools for but this?—this is exceedingly unsatis- factory. Much has been said, and money spent too for that matter, repecting- the closing in of the Green Banks, a motor service, telephone office, maining of the road, etc., etc.. but Twver a word about a Public Hall. But what hs been done in the above-mentioned matters? Nothing. Someone wickedly said that if many of our people put their heads together we should have a fine "block" of buildings.. Would not the rooms, however, be rather small?