_P_ LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (BY ABEKCORRAN). Laugharne, Tuesday. THE CANTATA. The cantata entitled Whittington and bis Cat," was performed in the National school- room on Thursday, the 23rd inst. I quite anticipated a "bumper" hous", as the pro- ceeds are to be devoted to paying off the deficit on the schools, but I much regret to state that the room was not as full as one would have wished to see it. The cantata fully illustrated the familiar and highly at- tractive old story of Whittington, the poOr lad who lived in the days of King Edwaiid the Third." Whittington's early struggles 11 t, Z5 with the world his subsequent success how, eventually, at the flood of his career, he was knighted, and became three times Lord Mayor of London—thus fulfilling the prophecy uttered as he fancied by Bow Bells- Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of London." Where all the performers did their level best-, it would be invidious to particularise, and I herewith beg to append the programme. By- the-by I had almost omitted to mention that Mrs J. M. Jones accompanied throughout Glee, God bless the Prince of Wales," etioir song, "The Vedette," Mr Archie S. David; ZD I air—cook—" 0, who would be a Cook Miss A.Brookes; chorus-servants Now the labours of the day," Miss Huband, Miss M. Griffith, Miss M. Hugh, Miss Laura Wilkins, Miss E. Morris, Miss S. Powell, and Miss Lizzie Howell; duet-servants "But only look"; air — Fitzwarren—Alas! in every mortal state," Mr Win. Jeremy recitative—Fitzwarren—" Why, who is lyiag here duet Whittington & Fitzwarren You see in me," Messrs Win. Jeremy and Maurice Williams; air—Whittington—"My parents died," Mr Maurice Williams; air- Cook—" I thought I would see," Miss A. Brookes; air — Fitzwarren "Ye faithful servants," Mr Jeremy; chorus servants — "0 yes 0 yes a; r-Wliittingtoii "0 dear the life I lead," Mr M. Williams; air —cook—" Why, where's that good-for-nothing Z5 Dick 1" Miss A. Brookes; recitative—Alice -11 What do I see 1" Miss Nora Williams air—Alice—" You seem to be afflicted," Miss N. Williams; recitative Whittington—" So I have walked," Mr M. Williams; chorus- servants II Now Dicky is marching home again recitative — Fitzwarren — So, Captain, you are coming," Mr Wm. Jeremy air-Captain- At her moorings the ship doth ride," Mr Fred. Williams; air-Fitz- wai-ren- Well, Captain," Mr W. Jeremy chorus—servants—" Hurrah for Fitzwarren air Whittington "A year has swiftly passed," Mr M. Williams air-Captain- We have sailed on the Southern Seas," Mr Fred. Williams; cliot-tis-sailoi-s--Messi-s W. C. Griffith, Wm. Lewis, Wm. Jenkins, Frank Griffith, and Geo. M. Wilkins; air—Fitz- warren Now welcome, gallant Captain," Mr W. Jeremy air—Captain — We sailed into a Southern Clime," Mr Fred. Williams; chorus, Hurrah for the noble heart" final, God save the Queen. FUNERAL OF MRS CATHERINE RICHARDS. On Saturday last, in the churchyard of St. Martin's Church, the mortal remains of the late Mrs Catherine Richards (relict of the late Mr David Richards, of Butt's House), were interred in their last resting place. The deceased, who was in her 83rd year-and had been an invalid for nearly forty years-died at the residence of her son, Mr Thomas Richards, Grove House. The funeral service was read by the Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., senior curate. Hymn No. 224 (A. & M.), was sung in the church, and No. 231" at the grave. Wreaths and crosses were received from the following :Miss Leach, Elm House Miss Morgan, Cliff Cottage; Miss Laura Wilkins, Victoria-street; Miss M. Griffith, Holloway; Mr Wm. Lewis, Cardiff. Lilies were also received from Miss Muscott, and flowers from Mrs Captain Jones, Spring Gardens, and Mr WD]. Bevan, Island House. The coffin was of polished elm, and the under- taker was Mr W. E. Edwardes, King-street, Laugbarne. Ix HER 93RD YEAR. Another old inhabitant of Laugharne—Mrs Nance (Anne) Owen, of Gosport-street—was laid to rest in God's acre, on Saturday last. Deceased had attained to the ripe age of 93 years. REV. J. GWYNXE JONES, D.D. The Rev. J. Gwynne Jones, D.D. (late secretary to the Freedmen's Mission Aid Society), will shortly enter upon his duties as pastor of the Congregational Chapel in this town. Dr. Jones' health will no longer allow him to follow up his secretarial work, so he is going to settle down at Laugharne, and devote himself exclusively to pastoral work. ARRIVAL OF THE BREAK. In last week's issue of THE JOURNAL, I called the attention of your Laugharne I Z3 readers to the spirit of enterprise shown by Mr Evan David, Dragon House, who is about to supply a long felt want. On and from Saturday, June 1st, 1889, a break will run daily (Sundays excepted) between Laugharne and St. Clears station, leaving Dragon House at 8.30 a.m., arriving at the station at 9.30 a.m., in time for the North Mail (down) 9.40 a.m., and the London Ex- press (up) 9.50 a.m., returning from the station for Laugharne at 9.55 a.m. The break will again leave Laugharne at five p.m., arriving at the station in time for the London night mail (up) 6.12 p.m., and the Parlia- mentary train (down) seven p.m., returning from the station for Laugharne at 7.5 p.m. Single fare Is., return (same day) Is. 9d. For passengers visiting the picturesque watering- place Pendine — with its extensive hard sands (the most extensive in South Wales), its bold rocky scenery, fine fishing, large caverns (in different marble stone of the finest quality), the favourite resort of those who seek scenery, health and repose, arrange- ments will be made at Laugharne. Passengers will be carried to and fro at reduced prices. A party of seven or more (returning the same day) will be conveyed through at a re- turn fare of 2s. from the station. Arrange- ments for large parties can be made on appli- cation to the proprietor, Mr Evan David, Dragon House, Laugharne. The commotion find interest shown 0 on the arrival of the break on Tuesday evening last, augurs well for its ultimate success. Iliet-e can be but one opinion that, the facilities now offered to the public by the company's agent at Laugharne will be fully appreciated, and once again I embrace the opportunity afforded me of heartily commending Mr Evan David for the spirit of enterprise he has shown in thus supplying a long felt want. In com- memoration (I presume) of the arrival of the break, the Laugharne drum and fife band Z5 paraded the town on Tuesday evening. TI.\ I;JIA UN F. NATIONAL SCHOOL. — HER MAJESTY'S INSPECTOR'S REPORT. I have much pleasure in placing before your readers a copy of Her Majesty's In- spector's report. The report speaks for itself. The master (Mr W. H. Saer), and mistress— ilifttnts, (Miss Htiband), are to be con- gratulated on the excellent state of the schools. Appended is a copy of the report:- --Mixe(I School: "The scholars were under good discipline, and passed a very satisfactory ex- amination in the elementary subjects. The general progress made is very creditable to the master. Good intelligence was also shewn in English. The needlework was on the whole very fair. The singing was good by note and excellent by ear." Infants' Scltool: This department continues to be in a very good condition. The results in the elementary subjects were very satisfactory. Good in- telligence was also shewn in object lessons. The varied occupations were fair. The needle- work was very fair. The little children were bright and well behaved. Both departments have been awarded the Excellent Merit Grant. The gross amount of grant earned is X175 Os. 3d.
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. HOUSE OF LORDS, Thursday.—The second read- ing of the Hares Preservation Bill was moved by Lord Stanley of Alderley. The bill proposes a close time for hares from the 1st of March te the 1st of September. Lord Salisbury saw no objection to the principle of the bill, and after a short discussion it was read a second time and referred to a Standing Committee. Three other measures were advanced a stage, and on the motion of Earl Beauchamp a return of the names and salaries of episcopal officers was ordered. HOUSE OF COMMONS, Thursday.—A long discus- ion was raised on the motion for the consideration of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Rail- way (Steamboats) Bill. Sir Albert Rollit moved that the bill be considered that day six months, and urged the House not to grant powers to the com- pany which would enable them to run steamers to twenty ports. Mr H. S. King seconded the motion. Mr Heneage supported the bill, contending that it was in the interests of the trade of the country. The bill was opposed by Mr C. H. Wilson and Mr Stevenson, but on a division there was a majority of 90 in its favour, and it was ordered for third reading. The debale on the second reading of the Local Government (Scotland) Bill was then commenced by Mr Campbell-Bannerman. He said that unless the Government carried the scheme further than the bill proposed, it was hardly worth their while to meddle with it. Mr Balfour explained that the Governmerit were most reluctant to imperil the bill in the House by overweighting it. With regard to education, the Government proposed to make a rate of twopence and to put Board Schools and Volun- tary Schools on the same footing. In the general debate which followed the Scotch Members congratulated the Government on having introduced so radical a measure. Ultimately the debate was adjourned. HOUSE OF LORDS, Friday.—The Inland Revenue, Customs, and National Debt Bills were read a third time. The third reading of the Use of Fire- arms Bill was then moved by the Earl of Milltown. The bill provides for the flogging of certain offenders found in possession of fire-arms. Lord Herschell moved that the Bill be read a second time that day four months. He objected to the bruta- lising effect of flogging, and he doubted the efficacy of the punishment as a deterrent. These arguments were endorsed by Lord Esher. Viscount Cranbrook and Lord Bramwell supported the bill, and on a division there was a majority of 56 in its favour, and it was read a third time and passed. Among the questions in the House of Commons on Friday was one by Sir George Campbell with reference to the London gambling raid. Sir George 11 9 bad a suspicion that the authorities wanted to hush up the affair, and although Mr Matthews explained why most of the offenders had been discharged, the Member for Kirkcaldy still clung to his belief, and excited merriment by gravely announcing his inten- tion of bringing the matter before Parliament, and moving the reduction not only of the expenses of the Home Department, but also of the salary of the magistrate who tried the case. Questions being disposed of, the debate on the motion for the second reading of the Scotch Local Governmont Billa was resumed by Mr W. Hunter. Mr Ritchie explained the purport of the measures, which he declared were an attempt to put the government of the country on a broad and popular basis. The debate was, after n short discussion, adjourned. Mr Brad- laugh's Pension Repeal Bill was talked out by the Attorney-General. Mr Howell then moved the second reading of the Corporate Associations (Property) Bill. The Attorney-General opposed the measure, and further discussion on the motion was deferred.
HOUSE OF LORDS, Tuesday.—A number of public Bills were passed through their final stages. A conversation then took place upon the position of European missionaries in East Africa in view of military operations, and Lord Salis- bury expressed a very strong opinion that the wisest course for the present was to withdraw from the undisturbed district. The House adjourned at six o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, Tuesday.—The motion for the second reading of the Barry Dock and Railways Bill was opposed by bir J. Puleston and Colonel Hill in consequence of the injustice of the pilotage clauses but after some discussion the amendment was withdrawn. The remainder of the morning sitting was occupied by a dis- cussion on the withdrawal of the English Am- bassador from the French Centennial celebra- tions. On the resumption of the sitting at nine o'clock the House was at once counted out.
THE PARNELL COMMISSION. -77 At the Parnell Commission on Thursday Mr William O'Brien, who concluded his cross-exam- ination, said he wrote strongly about the Prince of Wales's visit to Ireland because it was for party purposes. Witness spoke of the two countries in 1885 as in a state of civil war tempered by scarcity of arms, but he was exasperated at the time be. cause of his expulsion from the House of Commons. He would have risked his life with the Irish people if they had rebelled at that time. He honoured the I so called Manchester murderers." He did not regard them as murderers, because he beiieved the policeman was shot accidentally in open war- fare. He had no knowledge of the Clan-na-Gael. When he asked Patrick Ford to attend the Chicago Conference Ford seemed to regret his former views and did not appear a dangerous man. Mr T. D. Sullivan, M.P., the next witness, said that during his thirty years connection with the XaHon news- paper it had always opposed secret societies. Both the Land League and the National League de- nounced crime. In cross examination, witness said be had written some verses ou the Manchester murderers. He thought the officer was shot acci- dentally. At the Parnell Commission on Friday Mr T. D. Sullivan, M.P., in renewed cross-examination, said he had not published certain poems with any crim- inal intention. He regarded dynamiters a3 crim- inals of the deepest dye. The Rev. Charles Stewart, curate of Miltown-Malbay, and two other witnesses next gave evidence briefly as to the circumstances of certain outrages, and were followed by Mr John Fergu3son, wholesale stationer, of Glasgow. He said he was one of the founders of the Land League which did not in any way countenance outrage and intimidation, but denounced it. The League was formed to carry out great reforms on the lines of John Stuart Mill and Herbert Spencer. Outrage was discountenanced at every executive meeting he attended. He would have taken no part in the League if its object had been separation. In cross- examination be said he was never a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, but had attended meetings for the promotion of Republican principles The duty of the organisers was not to speak at the League meetings, because some of them were more zealous than discreet. When the Special Parnell Commission resumed on Tuesday, the President, on the application of Mr Reid, ordered the attendance of Mr Condon and Mr Johu O'Connor, members of Parliament, who are at present in custody. Evidence was given by several priests, and the court again adjourned. At the Special Parnell Commission on Wednes- day, Mr Biggar, M.P., said he joined the Fenians in 1875, but was expelled because of his advocacy of Parliamentary agitation. He became a member of the Land League, and was now a member of the National League, neither of which bodies had direct or indirect connection with crime. Mr Arthur O'Connor, M.P., also gave evidence of the period he had charge of the Land League j' books, and the court again adjourned.
LIBERALISM IN EAST CARMAR- THENSHIRE. CRITICISM OF MR PUGH, M.P. ALLEGED DISCOURTESY OF THE HON. MEMBER. The annual meeting of this association was held at Ammanford on Saturday, when there were about 100 delegates present. Dr. Howel Rees, Tyrbach, presided. The proceedings were conducted chiefly in Welsh. THE PLACE OF MEETING. On the reading of the minutes, Dr Jones, Ltanelly, challenged the accuracy of the one directing that the annual meeting be held at Ammanford. After a brief discussion, it was decided to amend the minute so that the council meetings be held alter- I nately at Ammanford, Llandilo, Llandovery, Llauelly and Pontardulais. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The following were elected officers :—President, Rev J. Walter Jones, Llandovery; Vice-Presidents, Dr Howell Rees, Dr Jones, and Mr Gwilym Evans. These were substituted for three vice-presidents, who by death or removal have ceased to act. Mr Gwilym Evans was appointed treasurer, and Messrs D. J. Jones and W. Howell were elected secretaries. Messrs J. W. Jones F. Roberts, Velinvoel; and the Rev. Mr Evans. Ammanford, were placed on the executive committee in the place of others. The president-elect and Mr D. J. Jones were appointed on the executive of the South Wales Liberal Feder- ation. REGISTRATION. A letter was read from Mr David Pugb, M.P., excusing his absence from the meeting on the ground that important parliamentary business detained him in town, and promising to give JE50 towards the work of registration in the division this year.—Considerable discussion followed as to the best means of arranging for the complete registration of all Liberal voters in the division.- Mr 0. J. Williams, Llanelly, proposed the appoint- ment of two gentlemen in each electoral division. —Mr Jeremiah Williams, Llanelly, suggested that the Liberal county councillors should be called upon to assist in perfecting registration in their own districts. He did not mean that they should attend to details, but that they should correspond with the central body and direct the matter in their districts.—Mr D. R. Edmunds (Llanelly) said that in other counties where the member was a wealthy man no one was troubled about registration. It was a shame that Mr Pugh only gave J650.—Mr Gwilym Evans said the president and secretary might represent to Mr Pugh the difficulty they were in, and suggest that he should increase his contribution. Mr Pugh had got into Parliament without difficulty, and was having an easy time of it. A gentleman remarked to him (Mr Evans the other day that the county of Carmarthen was prac- tically unrepresented in Parliament at the present time. Mr Pugh ought to give more.—Eventually Mr Williams accepted a proposal by the Rev Towyn Jones that the matter should be referred to the district associations, and this was agreed to. DISESTABLISHMENT. The Chairman submitted the following resolu- tion:—"That this association rejoices that the great Liberal party has now given its solid support to the question of disestablishment and disendow- ment of the Church in Wales, and congratulates the Welsh Liberal members on the excellent record they made in the division list in the late debate on Mr Dillwyn's motion, and looks forward with re- newed hope to this question beirg finally settled in the next Parliament."—Dr Jones said he was very sorry, indeed, that the name of Mr Gladstone did not appear in the division, and he should like a rider added to the resolution. He did not want to hurt the old gentleman's feelings, but he did want to brighten him up a bit. He moved as a rider:—" That this association exceedingly regrets the absence of Mr Gladstone from the division, and that this expression of its feelicg be sent to the right hon. gentleman." This was carried. Ma W. R. H. POWELL, M.P. The meeting voted the following-a resolution expressing sympathy with Mr W. R. H. Powell, M.P., in his illness, and sincere trust for his early restoration to health. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. Mr D. Morgan Llandilo, noved, and it was agreed: That this association congratulates Wales on the Government's assent to the second reading of Mr Stuart Rendel's Intermediate Education Bill for Wales." THE IRISH QUESTION. Mr Charles, Llanelly, moved, and it was agreed: "That this association condemns the cruel and oppressive manner in which the Coercion Act is being carried out in Ireland, and the barbarous way in which the tenants of small holdings in Donegal were being evicted by the agents of the Government." SUNDAY CLOSING IN WALES. Mr O. J. Williams moved—That this association is of opinion that the Sanday Closing Act has been a great power for good in Wales, and trusts its efficiency may be increased by the amendment or abolition of the bona-fide traveller's clause and by a more active and earnest administration of the act. It also welcomes the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the working of the act, with the full conviction that the provisions of the act will be strengthened thereby. The resolution was agreed to, and Mr George Jones, J.P. Ystrad, Mr W. Howell (secretary), Mr John Jennings, Mr D. J. Jones (secretary), Mr D. Randell, M.P., Mr Job Phillips, and Mr Jacob Jones (the latter two being working men) were appointed to represent the association before the commission. ROYALTIES, &C. The Chairman proposed, and the meeting accepted a resolution declaring that all royalties, ground reats, dead rent?, and way leaves should be rated to the local rates. CONDOLENCES. A vote of condolence was passed with the families of County-Aldermen D. Bowen, Llandilo, and J. Jenkics, Llangadock, and Mr Henry Thomas, Llanelly. LLANDILO CHURCH CLOCK. The Secretary stated in reply to questions, that he had sent to Mr D. Pugh, M.P.,thu resolution of the last annual meeting of the association, in which a protest was made against the ratepayers of Llandilo being saddled with the charge of main- taining the clock in the church tower, presented by Mr Pugh, and requesting Mr Pugh to arrange for its being maintained in some other way than out of the public rates. Mr Pugh had not made any replj or acknowledged the letter.—Mr O. J. Williams proposed that the secretary be requested to again write Mr Pugh to a similar effect. As a matter of courtesy Mr Pugh ought to have replied to the secretary's letter, which he was sure was properly worded. Mr Pugh was flouting the asso- ciation, which existed for the protection of the interests of Liberal ratepayers. They had to see that the member did his duty, and the first thing he had to do was to attend to their requirements: They had asked him a civil question, and wanted a civil answer. He proposed that the secretary write the same letter as last year, and add that if the matter was not arranged to the satisfaction of the associ- ation they would enter more fully into the ques- tion.—Mr Edmuuds seconded.—Mr J. W. Jones Llandovery, thought the question of the elock one which only concerned Mr Pugh and the Local Board at Llandilo, and had nothing to do with that association.—Mr Edmunds said that Mr Pugh, although the member for the Liberal constituency, was by his action deliberately creating a Church rate.—Mr O. Williams said that Mr Pugh not having replied to the letter of the secretary, it became a matter between that association and the hon. member.—Mr Gwilym Evans asked whether Mr Pugh had ever done anything for the Noncon- formists of his constituency, and if so, what? The Chairman suggested that they should get Mr Pugh to a public meeting and there question him. It would be better than discussing him in his absence.—The resolution was carried. The proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
Thirty members of the Boston Cycling Club 11 landed at Queenstown on Monday. They intend cycling through Europe. A letter has been received at Boston, Lincoln- shire, from the Home Secretary stating that the Queen has authorised the release from prison of John Garner, a Horncastle man, who was sen- tenced to penal servitude for life at the Lincoln Assizes in 1863 mi a charge ->f having murdered his mother and wife. The Home Secretary was petitioned by Home 8,000 inhabitimis of Lincoln- shire, in consequence of the belief which exists that Garner is innocent.
LADY ARTISTS. MISS HANNAH BOLTON BARLOW. We quote from an article in The Lady, on March 24th, 1887, the folloaino, :-At the outset of her career, some fifteen years ago, when she first com- menced etching animals upon Doulton ware, she made it a rule never to etch two pieces alike, and this rule has been strictly adhered to. Her mode oi smuyiug en a Dies aiiss .barlow to give these varied effects. Her pets are always about with her when at home, and instead of sitting down sys- | tematically to sketch certain positions, Miss Barlow merely observes all their movements attentively, and reproduces what she wishes afterwards from memory. Miss Barlow cannot bf! said tn .un", "f! an artistic family; her parents, however, were fond of art, and most of her sisters and brothers have a greater feeling for it, two amongst them, in fact, having also embraced art as a profession. Arthur, the brother, a designer for Messrs Doulton and a sculptor, is now dead; but Florence a younger sister, is well known for her paintings and etchings of birds and foliage on Doulton ware. It is from her father that Miss Barlow inherits her love of animals. He lived in the country, and loved a country life, and encouraged all his children to watch the habits of animals, and to study natural history. But, although his daughter Hannah showed great talents in delineating animal life whilst quite a child, it was not until after family < reverses and the death of her father occurred that she thought of art professionally, and entered the Lambeth School of Art and Design. Her sketches are made in pencil directly on the clay itself, without any preliminary study, in the same way that Japanese and Oriental artists generally work, straight from the imagina- tion. The pencil outlines are then cut sharply with a stylus, and after the article is glazed, the strokes show like the dark lines of an engraving. Thus the artist's clever designs remain simply etched on the ware. This incised style of decorat- ing pottery was originally known as Sgraffito, but is now included in the various ornamental Doulton designs. Of Miss Barlow's designs in Sgraffito, Mr Tom Taylor spoke very highly in 1872, saying, Her art is living art, derived from close nnd sym- pathetic study of life, and having life in it, and so working freely, joyously, and profusely as all life works-not in a dead, dull nnd formal fashion, by line and rule, as mechanical dexterity works." Miss Barlow, although so much occupied with her Doulton etchings, still finds time to prepare some few works annually for exhibition in the Royal Academy, Dudley Gallery, Society of British Artists, the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), and various provincial exhibitions. Amongst those which have attracted most attention are the terra- cotta groups, "Mother's Darlings," ass and foal; "A Frolic," pony and goose; "The New Play- fellow," child, dog, and tortoise; "Orphans," If On Guard," deer and fawn A Friendly Group," deer and rabbits; "Startled," ponies; "Strange Friends," cat and lamb; and last year's works in the sculpture tJom of the Academy. Many water- colour and black and white drawings have also been exhibited since Miss Barlow's professional debut in 1874. May, 1889.—Hannah Barlow has in the present exhibitions: Lady Artists-" Well! What is it?" Tena cotta groups of girl and dog. Royal Society of British Artists—" Please open the door "—terra cotta panel (horses) also Spring," water-colour. In the Royal Academy-" Left in charge"—terra cotta (collie and lamb). She has also gained first prize (Y,10) for design for stone ware, in pottery competition held at the Society of Arts, May, 1889. M. Osiris, a Jewish gentleman of Paris interested in the arts, has placed the sum cf £4,000 in the hands of the press committee of the Exhibition, for them to award to the most remarkable work of applied, or useful," art in the show. One half is to be awarded to the designer and the other half to the executants; or should one and the same person entirely produce the work, the whole sum be handed over to him. Is it possible that the committee will admit any but a Frenchman worthy of the honour ? "MR. RUSKIN." The new edition of Modern Painters" (ordinary copies) is being delivered to subscribers. Over 1,100 copies have, we hear, been ordered in advance, and owing to the extreme care that has been taken with the printing, the 1,100th copy will, we have no doubt, be every bit as good as the first. This large number of ordeis in advance is a remarkable proof of the confidence felt by the public and the trade in Mr Ruskin's publisher. The large-paper copies, by the way, ace already at a high premium. Book- sellers are asking, we see, as much as £ 17, £ 19, and and Y,20 for a copy.
CRICKET. Working Men (Llanelly) v. A)nnia,)tfoi-(I. -This match was played on Saturday, at Llanelly Park, resulting in a win for the home team by 17 runs. Thomas and Richards batted well. W. H. Samuel bowled in grand style for the home team, whilst J. Gray showed splendid form in both batting and bowling for the visitors. Score LLANELLY. D Richards, b J Gray 11 J Davies, b W N Jones 4 E Perrott, b J Gray 2 R Crocker, c Lloyd, b J Gray. 0 W II Samuel, b J Gray 0 D Davies, b J Gray 0 A Britten, c nnd b W N Jones 8 F Thomas, st J Gray, b J Phillips 14 F Cruze (captain), c J Phillips 7 E Bennett, not out 4 T P James, b PhiHips 4 Extras 10 Total 64 AMMANFORD. J Gray, b W H Samuel 25 D Lloyd, at W Davies, b Samuel 0 R Morris, b Samuel 0 S Morgan, b Samuel 0 W W Hughes, c Cruze, b Britten 1 W N Jones, b Samuel. 1 Jos. Phillips, b Samuel 2 T Phillips, c Samuel, b Perrott 6 D Phillips, run out 2 T Williams, not out 4 R Gwyn. c Samuel, b J Davies 4 Extras 2 Total 37 On Saturday the Alexandra Club and the West End Club met at the People's Park, and resulted in a win for the Alexandra. Messrs Lloyd and Davies bowled well for the Alexandra Club. The following was the score ALEXANDRA. 1ST INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. E Lloyd, b W Jenkins 7 c and b Davies. 9 Sid Morris, b H Evans. 2 c and b Davies. 3 J E Jones, b Dayie3 1 not out 3 D Hopkins, c & b Davies 0 B Hunt l J C Davies, not out 20 c Ilunt, b Thomas 2 W Pedley, b Lewis 7 c and b Hunt 1 Thomas, b Lewis 1 c Hunt b Evans 5 H Harries, b H Evans 0 c Hunt 0 J John, c Davies, b Evans 0 c Hunt, b Evans 8 D Thomas, b Evans 3 b Thomas 0 G Thomas, b Evans 0 b Hunt 1 Extras 1 Extras 4 Total 42 Total 37 WEST END. 1sT INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. B Davies,c Pedley,b Lloyd 12 b Lloyd 5 J Hughes, c Lloyd 1 b Lloyd 5 B Phillips, b Davies 0 c Thomas,b Lloyd 1 B Thomas, b Lloyd 0 run out 11 W Lewis, c Pedley 4 b Lloyd 3 T Davies, c Alorris 7 run out 1 J Richards, b Lloyd 0 c Davies. 1 O Hunt, b Davies 7 b Davies 0 H Evans, not out 8 b Davies 1 E Thomas, b Davies 0 run out 5 J Jones, b Davies 1 b Davies 1 Extras 3 Extras 0 Total 43 Total 34 St. David's College, Lampeter, v. Carmarthen Training Cullcgc.-The above match was played on the ground of the former on Wednesday, May 15th last, and resulted in a victory for the home team by 58 runs. The home team, winning the toss, went to the wickets first, and after bat ting for a couple of hours knocked up a score of 101, of which D. H. Williams, by a grand batting performance, made 45 not out, having gone in first and carrying his bat through the innings. The next highest scorer was D. Fisher, with 27. In the bowling department our captain, W. L. Davies, did exceedingly well, taking 7 wickets for 14 runs. The only man on the visitors' side who shewed any form was their captain, G. W. Rowlands, who both batted and bowled grandly, making 24 and taking 7 wickets at a compara- tively small cost. Appended is the score :— ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE. E Jenkins, b Rowlands 2 D H Williams, not out 45 J W Jones, b Rowlands 5 E W Jones, b Rowlands 0 H P Millett, b Mr Busby. 4 W L Davies, b Rowlands 1 E Weale, b Rowlands 0 D Fisber, c Fulger b Jordan 27 W T Davies, b Lloyd 6 R Glenn, b Rowlands 8 W Davies, b Rowlands 0 Extras 3 Total 101 CARMARTHEN TRAINING COLLEGB. Adshead, b W L Davies 6 Mogridge, b W L Davies 5 Harper, b W L Davies -r. 0 Mr Busby, b D H Williams 1 Rowlands, b W L Davies 24 Fulger, c W L Davies, b Jenkins 0 Jordan, c W Davies, b W L Davies 1 Lloyd, c W Davies, b W L Davies 0 James, b W L Davies 0 Saunders, b E Jenkins 0 Extras 7 Total 43 A match between the Ceredigion and the University College of Wales Cricket Clubs was played on the latter's grounds last Saturday. The College won the toss, and sent in their opponents E. L. Griffiths started the bowling from the gas works end, and both in this and the succeeding innings, played sad havoc amongst the town's batsmen, who, on a somewhat dry and lumpy wicket, could make no effective stand against his deliveries. They succeeded in running up a total of 44, but even this number proved too many for the College, who could only muster up 34 between them. The only feature in the second innings of the Ceredigion was the batting of Pugh, who made his runs in good style, and as pre- viously mentioned, the excellent bowling of Mr E. L. Griffiths, the second venture realizing 41. This left the College with 52 runs to win. These they obtained with a loss of four wickets. Stubbins played dashing innings of 17 and 20, and Rowe hit hard for his innings. In fairness to the Ceredigion we should state that had not Mr W. P. Owen strained the sinew of his leg, we do not think that the College would have had such an easy winning. It will be observed from the score below that Owen took 7 wickets in the first innings of the College, and there is no doubt in our mind that he would have repeated this feat in the second innings had he not met with this injury. Appended is the score:- CEREDIGION CRICKET CLUB. 1ST INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. G H Pitt, c Stubbins, b E L Griffiths 0 b E L Griffiths 0 E* Hyett, c Stubbins, b c D E Evans, b E j D E Evans 0 L Griffiths 6 J Hills, c & b Evans 11 c Rees, b Griffiths. 5 M Davies, c and b E L Griffiths 7 b E L Griffiths 1 M Williams, b Griffiths 4 b E L Griffiths 0 W P Owen, b Griffiths 5 not out 0 A Ptiob, run out 2 bEL Griffiths 20 G Powell, b Griffiths. 0 c Stubbins b Foster 2 P Powell, c Rowe, b D E Evans 7 b Foster. 1 D G Evans, c Foster, bEL Griffiths 1 c Stubbins b Foster 0 R Le Sneur, not out 0 bEL Griffiths 3 Extras 7 Extras 3 Total. 44 Total 41 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWITH. 1ST INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. T Young, c Davies, b Owen 0 1 b w, b G Powell. 2 C Thompson, b Owen 5 Foster, c Hill, b Pugh 1 run out 10 Hooson, b Owen 0 D E Evans, b Owen 0 run out 2 E L Griffiths, I b w, b Owen 4 not out 1 D R Rees, b Pitt 0 H Hyde, b Owen 2 A B Stubbins, c Owen, b Pitt 17 b Davies 22 J J Rowe, b Owen 0 not out 13 A H Barker, not out 0 Extras 5 Extras 2 Total. 34 Total 52 Gowerton C. C. v. Victoria C. C. -Played on People's Park, Llanelly, on Saturday last, result- ing In a victory for the Victoria Club by an inn- ings and 39 runs. The score was :— GOWERTON, 1ST INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. W PMorris.b Rowlands 2 run out 0 G Ellis, b Rowlands 1 b Bowen I HRowlands.bRowlands 1 c Williams b Row- lands 0 T Jones, c Collins, b Bowen 0 b Rowlands 0 G Lewis, b Rowlands. 0 b Rowlands 0 J Swan, c Williams, b Rowlands 0 not out 0 D Bowen, b Bowen 3 b Rowlands 0 A White, c Bowen, b Rowlands 6 b Bowen 4 A Greener, b Bowen 0 b Rowlands I H Jones, not out 2 b Rowlands 1 G Swan, b Rowland 4 b Bowen. 2 -I Total. 18 Total. 9 VICTORIA. S Collins, c Jcnes, b Lewis 28 T Williams, b Ellis 2 J Rowlands, b Lewis 2 W Davies, b Lewis 10 T Griffiths, c Bowen, b Lewis 9 R David, b White 0 Arthur Bowen, b Lewis 4 D J Thomas, b White 3 A Williams, not out. 4 R J Rees, c Ellis, b Lewis 0 A John, b Lewis 2 Extras 2 Total 66 Llandovery C. C. v. The School —This match was played on Wednesday, May 22nd, on the ground of the former. The weather was beauti- fully fine, and the wicket perfect. A large num- ber of spectators, including many ladies, were on the ground to witness the game. Winning the toss the school captain naturally took first innings. A bad start was made, as three wickets fell for 9 runs, but upon J. C. Rees joining Mr Kitto, a complete change came over the state of the game, and a long stand was made. Both batsmen played with great confidence on the easy wicket, and the score was increased to 133 before Mr Kitto was bowled for an excellent innings of 67. Another long stand was made by Mr Green and J. C. Rees, the bowling having long before this been completely collared. J. C. Rees was at last well caught by D. T. Jones for a brilliant innings of 123, marred by only one palpable chance in the slips when he had made 15. Nicholl, Andrews, and Jones also played well, and got into double figures. The innings ultimately closed for the large total of 305. After having been fielding for nearly 5 hours the town went to bat at 5.40, and had lost 5 wickets for 31 runs when time was called. As will be seen from the subjoined score the match ended in a draw very much in favour of the School. The following is the score:— 0 LLANDOVERY COLLEGE. T R Griffiths, b C P Lewis 2 J D Jones, run out a Mr ehapoian, c and b C P Lewis 0 Mr Kitto, b J Prytherch 67 J C Rees (Capt.), c D T M Jones, b Prytherch 123 Mr Green, c Sartoris, b D Price 33 T Jone b D Price 0 C B Nicholl, c T Rees, b D Price. 14 A W Andrews, c Jones, b Sartoris 12 R Jones, c Sartoris, b Prytherch. 18 A B Jones, not out 2 Extras 31 Total LLANDOVERY TOWN. T Phillips, c T R Griffiths, b Green 0 T Rees, b A B Jones 7 C P Lewis, c J C Rees, b Green 8 E B Nicholl, b A B Jones 3 J Sartoris, b Green 1 David Price, not out 4 D T M Jones, not out 5 Extras 3 Total 31 J Prytbercb, L Barratt, C C Potts, and W Thomas to bat. Llanelly v. Suaitse(t. -On Saturday these teams met at Stradey, Llanelly. The weather was fine, and the wicket a grand one. Llanelly came off victorious. Score :— LLANELLY. H Francis, b Gergban 4 G P Lewis, b W H Gwynn 1 Shoosmitb, c W Bancroft 0 F N Powell, b Gwynn. 11 J G Lewis, b Gerghan l' E J Powell, b J P Long. ]2 J Howell, b Bancroft 15 G Jones, c Gerghan 0 J Bevan (Captain), not out 23 G Watkeys, c Stephens 4 T G Pentrath, c Bancroft 4 Total 75 SWANSEA. E Sanders, b J Howell 2 T E Perkins, c Bevan. 1 W Bancroft, b Shoosmith 1 E W Jones, c G P Lewis 9 J P Long, st G P Lewis 17 E Sartoris, b Shoosmith 1 E Shepherd, b Shoosmith 0 C Furr, c J Lewis 6 W Bancroft, c F Powell. 1 W H Gwynn, not out 3 Total 43
LOCAL TRADE AND THE PARCEL POST. The fashion which prevails to a large extent amongst privnte individuals in provincial towns of sending to London for their goods seems to be on the increase, and considering the very large number of tempting advertisements and the facilities of getting goods it is scarcely to be wondered at. Country cousins have at all times imagined that what is obtained from London- no matter from what neighbourhood, whether White- chapel or Bond Street-is always better than what can be procured at home, and they think nothing of sending their London relatives a mile or two to get a particular article they have seen advertised, or a particular colour they wish to match. If the matter ended there, there would be little cause of complaint, but since the introduction of the parcel post this fashion has grown considerably. If the parcel post has done nothing else it has cansed many a poor country tradesman to suffer through his customers sending away for goods which were previously obtained from him. Co- operative stores of course come in for the largest share of country patronage, aud it is simply astonishing what blind faith the customers of these stores put in them. They will send their fifty or hundred pound cheque in advance quite content to leave the money in the hands of the stores until goods to the amount have been supplied, and when this is accomplished they will accept a h tter stating that no more goods can be supplied until another cheque is forthcoming without feeling the least ruffled in temper. And as for the goods which are sent, store customers would consider it rank heresy to doubt either the quality, colour, pattern, or price of anything selected tc their order. In contrast to this, if a local tradesman happens to remind these same individuals that an account is overdue, or that he intends trading strictly on the cash system and would like a remittance at once, he is boycotted forthwith. When the inconveniences of sending away for goods, which can be bought quite as well or even better at home, are taken into account, it is readily seen that the public are ready to conform to any fashion so long as it is fashionable enough. The success of the Co-operative Stores is certainly due more to this cause than to any difference in prices between the stores and private traders. Being supported and managed by the leisured classes, who are largely interested in the success of stores, the subject from the outset became a favourite one at tea parties and dinner parties, and Captain A and General B could always find a group of eager old ladies willing to listen to a scheme whereby they could get their soap a halfpenny a pound cheaper, or their calico a farthing a yard less. These same individuals who are so ready to pay in advance for anything they want from the stores, think nothing of taking a couple of years' credit for anything they are compelled to buy at home. Said a laly to a draper who was showing her some blankets," I should have sent to the stores for them, only I want them in a hurry, so I hope you will charge me low for them." The draper was put upon his mettle and hunted up some of his beat line?, but his astonishment was complete when the customer said, "I will take this pair, and will you enter them to my account, please ?" To quote the stores and then ask for credit was rather more than the draper could stand. It is surprising to what trouble some women will go in order to secure a bargain. The man who said that his wife would willingly spend a shilling in railway fare in order to save sixpence on a purchase, was not far wrong in his estimate of bargain hunters. Until dealing at stores be. came fashionable it was considered somewhat infra dig for ladies in society to boast of their cheap purr chases, but the admission of the aristocracy into trade has changed all this, and created a vulgar respect for cheapness instead of a desire for sup- eriority of design and quality which formerly ob. tained. From Loadon this fashion was carried to the country, and in almost every town the stores have their touters in the shape of half-pay officers who live on the English taxpayer. Had the stores not been fashionable they would have lone a^o succumbed to the competition they have met"with, but it is a well-known fact that there are hundreds' of people who would rather pay more for their goods than be denied the privilege of their small talk over what they are able to procure from the the stores." What with postages, carriage of goods, returning empties, and being almost com- pelled to keep whatever id sent, whether suitable or not, it is more than surprising that the fashion has lived so long as it has. Unfortunately, too, there is in many country towns a very strong feeling of antipathy shown by the aristocracy towards tradesmen who appear to be successful, and many persons feel a positive delight in sending away for goods which they could procure equally well at home, simply from an abhorrence they well at home, simply from an abhorrence they have of supporting local tradesmen, and to add insult to injury. In very small towns there are people who send away for their goods with the idea that they mean to be exclusive in the fashion of their wearing apparel, and that no one else in the town shall have a dress, or a jacket, or a bonnet of the same pattern as they have; but in these days of cut lengths and endless variety of designs this is a matter which might very easily be left to the local tradesman. A very bad feature in connexion with these store enthusiasts is the mania they have for imparting their fever to everyone they come in contact with. Not content with going their own way, and allowing others to do the same, they—especially if they are shareholders in a store-urge their friends to give them orders, either to save a few pence in carriage or to help to swell the dividend, until they become perfect bores. Occasionally they catch a tartar in the shape of some one who points out to them that it is their bounden duty to support the people in their own neighbourhood, and let the London stores take care of themselves but these touters are so thick-skinned that arguments of this kind make very little impression upon them. That tradesmen themselves are also not without blame in this matter is an undoubted fact, inasmuch as they often send away for goods, such as paper, string, envelopes, and other articles, without giving the local man an opportunity of submitting a price. Trading expenses are so high in these days that it is necessary to save the smallest sums whenever it is practicable; but there is such a thing as being penny wise and pound foolish, and the trader who makes up his mind to support his fellow-townsmen so far as possible, is doing what will certainly benefit himself either directly or indirectly.
The High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire has received a communication from Windsor Castle with reference to the opening of Mostyn Park, stating that the Queen is anxious to please the Welsh people, but that it is desirable the matter remain in abeyance for the present.