MR. JOHN FRANCIS'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. CARMARTHEN MONTHLY MARKET. IMPORTANT ANNUAL SALE OF SHROPSHIRE RAM LAMBS. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is instructed by J. Evans, Esq., Alltycadno, to SELL by AUCTION, at the above Market Place, at 10 30 a.m on Tues- day, 20th August, 1889, about 35 grand big Shrop- shire Ram Lambs, sired by Goldfinder (3995) and Royal Baron (3697). PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. t CARDIGANSHIRE PARISHES OF LLANARTH, LLANLYSSILIO GOGO, CYD- PLWYF, HENFYNYW, AND LLANINA. TO BE SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr JOHN FRANCIS, in the middle of September next, the farms of Wern-newydd, Perthnidr, Perthpiod, Cefn-perthpiod, Pontfaen, Cefnmaesllan, Castell or CastoII-y-geifr, Rbyd or Rhydygofiunt, Panteryrod, Ftyllonfach, Wrglod. Rhos-mouut, Pont re James, Oernant, Llain, Gilfach-yr-halen, Bargoed, Llwyn- bedw, Cilcert, Darrenfawr, Ffynongloch, Wern Mill, and Pantgwair; also about 40 Dwelling- houses and small Holdings; all comprising an area of about 2,000 acres. Particulars, plans, and conditions of sale nre being prepared, and may shortly be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer, and surveyor, Carmarthen or of MESSRS. WOOD & TALBOT, Solicitors, Rhayader, Llanidloes, and Newtown. NEURS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & CO.'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. MAESGWYNNE, LLANBOIDY. Preliminary Notice of an unusually Important Sale of a high class stud of grand matured HUNTERS, and most promising highly-bred YOUNG BLOOD STOCK. Also the celebrated MAESGWYNNE PCK OF FOX-HOUNDS, numbering about 33 couple of Hunting Hounds, and a fair contingent of Puppies. This Pack is admittedly the best in all Wales. The late Master's experience as a M.F.H. exceeded forty years, and the present Pack baj some of the best strains of blood that can possibly be obtained. In addition to the Foxhounds and the grand stud of Horses will also be Sold numerous Ricks of well- harvested HAY, STACKS of CORN, &c., and some IMPLEMENTS of HUSBANDRY. MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & co. are 4*voured with instructions from the Repre- sentatives of the late W. R. H. Powell, Esq., M.P., to SELL by AUCTION, at Maesgwynne, on Friday, August the 23rd (the day following the Carmarthen Hunters' Show), the above very valuable, briefly described, well-knowu Stud of Horses and the grand, far famed Pack of Foxhounds. Full descriptive catalogues and any information Way be obtained from the Stud Groom, at Maeagwynne, or from Messrs: J. Howell Thomas & Co., estate agents ani auctioneers, Carmarthen. CARMARTHEN BOROUGH CONSER- VATIVE ASSOCIATION. THE Parliamentary Lists are now published, and may be seen at my Office. Conservative occupiers and lodgers whose names are already on the Register, are requested to com- municate with me at once, August 20tn being the last day fer sending in claims. JAMES JOHN, Registration Agent. Queen-street. Carmarthen, August 8th, 1889. THE Joint Standing Committee of the Court of Quarter Sessions and County Council for the County of Carmarthen invite Tenders for onns, Account Books, and Stationery for the use °»the Police Force of the above County. Specimens the Books and Forms can be seen, and all other Information obtained, at the Chief Constable's Office, Llandilo. Tenders to be sent in to the undersigned at his office at Llandovery not later than the 23rd instant. THOMAS JONES, Clerk to the Council. NERVOUS DEBILITY, WEAKNESS, &c.—A minister, having suffered from youthful impru- dence, lost maiihood, &c., in its worst form, has dis- covered a simple self-cure. He will send free the physician's prescription which cured him on receipt of Jtamped envelope to Rev. J. Wood, Busby House, 5, Bushy Place, London, N.W.
IT is with unfeigned regret we have to announce that the official connection between Captain Jones-Parry and the South Wales Primrose League is severed. For years Capt. Parry has devoted his time, almost gratui- tously, to the service of the League, and though he may deserve well-earned repose, yet his retirement from office will be a cause lamentation to the Habitation with which j*e has been in contact. The period of Capt. "Ones-Parry's agency has been a dawn of life to the League in these counties it has wit- nessed the multiplication of Habitations and the infusion of new spirit and energy amongst their, officers. How much this is due to the Unflagging exertions of Capt. Parry is, perhaps, only known to those amongst whom he has laboured. The example of such earnest work for the principle of a cause is especially finable. Captain Parry was known in the literary world, and had pursuits and occupa- tions like other county gentlemen, but these "e freely resigned, and devoted his time to the ftiltilruent of the duty he bad undertaken. ■A- Primrose League agency is no sinecure, every day having to be accounted for with the tSrlctness of any artisan, while the remunera- tion is far less, viz., L104 a year; a sum that in Wales cannot cover the out of pocket expenses. As for the utility of the League," opinions differ. In England it has undoubtedly turned the scale in many elections, a fact to which our opponents loudly testify. In Wales we can hardly expect the League to be worked seriously, or to be used as a formidable Weapon; nevertheless, it serves a good pur- pose as a bond of social union between classes vthow several occupations leave but little time for association. Socially we believe the "League" has a great future before it in Wales, even if it has not already borne fruit. If its principles are maintained on their present broad basis of 11 loyalty to the Crown and Union," it will enable persons of widely differ- ing views to meet as brother associates, and to discover that it is possible to hold contrary views without being personal enemies, and even to fight a political battle without any of the bitterness that characterised former contests. If this result be attained, the labours of Capt. Parry and of those who use the League to this end will not be in vain.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL. Perhaps owing to the Queen's influence, a distinct useful as well as ornamental strain was visible in the orders given to Mdme. Elise and Sims, The young Duchess of Fife has two bodies made to every skirt, a praiseworthy but rather quaint piece of economy. Past are the days when the King's (George III.) sixteen children had each a new pair of shoes on every day, which accounts for the look of settled depression and soreness observable in the countenances of Farmer George.s young family 111 the mezzotints and engravings of the time. The Queen has lately ordered to be bound in a handsome volume, about one inch in thickness, all the Christmas and New Year cards sent to her during the last few years by her immediate relatives. In cases where they bear writing, such as To my dear grandmamma," the binder has been specially ordered to mount them in such a manner as to permit of the inscription being seen. The Queen, who takes the greatest personal interest in the tiny garments of the Princess Beatrice's babies, and make many useful presents, like other fond grandmammas, to her many other small grandchildren, has just chosen a charming frock for the little Spanish king, who will make his first appearance, when he dons the Royal gift, as a sailor boy. Her Majesty has personally chosen the materials for the costume, which consists of the usual kilted skirt and blouse. These are of white silk Irish poplin, with the collar and cuffs, of blue silk, overlaid with handsome Irish point lace. A wide blue silk sash has also been sent to wear with this elaborate sailor attire, in which it is scarcely suitable for his Spanish Majesty to build sand- castles on the shore, or to command miniature fleets in pools of water. Amongst the curious facts connected with the Royal wedding is that the bride, in her hurry and nervousness, forgot her bouquet, and when she arrived at Buckingham Palace perceived the mistake she had made. An equerry was dispatched in great haste back to Marlborough House to fetch the bouquet, which, by the way, was made of orchids, white roses, orange blossoms, and heather. Some one had facetiously filled the Princess' parasol with rice, and when she had oecasion to open it during her journey to Sheen the result occasioned much merriment, in which Her Royal H ighnes and the Duke of Fife joined. V Lady Randolph Churchill was disgracefully mobbed on Thursday at a garden party given hy .1 9 Mr Joseph Rowlands to Birmingham Conser- vatives. Her ladyship carried a beautiful bouquet of roses presented to her at the opening of the Electrical Exhibition. A lady begged a rose as a souvenir, and Lady Randolph, graciously complying, was instantly surrounded by an excited crowd demanding like favours. The mob pressed upon her, scrambling, struggling, and snatching at the flowers, and the conse- quences might have been unpleasant if Mr Rowlands had not come to the rescue. Even then the bouquet had to be dismembered, and the ornamental holders thrown to be scrambled for, before her ladyship could escape from her frantic admirers. At the distribution of prizes at the Welsh school at Ashford, the other day, Mrs Gladstone told the children, how enthusiastic a Welshman, their own Prince, the Prince of Wales, was. When quite a boy he once reproached her for not wearing a leek on St. David's Day. # Lord and Lady Ashburton were Tmarried in the quietest way last week, and went straight off to the consequence. Our readers may remember how Miss Hood's wedding had to be postponed through the sudden death of her intended father-in-law on the very day fixed for the ceremony. There was not even time to let all the expected guetts aware of what had happened and many arrived at the church and only learnt it there. Strangely enough the bride had a presentiment of something untoward and passed a restless night, waking in the early morning from a dream in which she had seen Lord Ashburton lying on a couch while she strewed the orange blossoms from her bouquet about him. He had been ill it is true, but no one appre- hended anything serious and it was a terrible shock to her. V The other day 3 M.P's might have been seen on the top of an omnibus between Victoria and Westminster. One was a Scotchman, another an Irish man, and the third no less a man than Mr John Morley. The Scotch member asked his leader if it was not infra dig for him to be on the top of an omnibus. Well said Mr Morley, "I can't get up higher." # # On Tuesday, Colonel Lewis, of Llanlear, fishing in the Highmead water of the Teify, caught three salmon weighing respectively 7 lbs, 13 lbs, and 14 lbs.
MEDICAL.—Mr. E. J. Maclean has obtained with honours the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following amounts :—Collection at Christ-church, Y.5 10s Misses Hughes, Greenhall, three Bed-tables, and seven Illustrated papers; Mrs Finch, Flowers; Mrs Jones, Picton-terrace, Illustrated papers. THE UNITED COUNTIES HUNTERS' SHOW.—We are requested to remind intending exhibitors that all entries, including those for the jumping prizes, for the Hunters' Show, which will be held at Carmarthen, on Thursday, 22nd inst., will close to the Hon. Secretary, Kent House, Tenby, on Monday next. THE Maesgwynne hounds are in the market, and an effort is being made to get some gentle- man to hunt the county. A meeting will be held to-morrow (Saturday), at 3.30. p.m., at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen, to discuss the matter. VOLUNTEERS IN CAMP. About 30 of the men of H and I Companies of the lat V.B.. The Welsh Regiment left Carmarthen on Wednesday, under the charge of Sergeant Major Cooper, to join the portion of the Battalion in Camp at Haverford- west. DRILL INSPECTION AT THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.— Captain Harries, Bryntowy, kindly inspected school drill at the Grammar School on Friday, and expressed himself much pleased with the boys' smartness. 1ST V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT. -Orders for the week ending, August 17th, 1889. This detachment will parade in full dress uniform on Wednesday, 14th August, at 9 a.m. sharp, instead of 9.30., as ordered in the circulars, and proceed to Haverfordwest for the annual inspection of the corps. Company drill on Friday at 7.30. p.m., plain clothes. Club competition on Thursday, the 15th inst., at 2 p.m. G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Commanding. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONs.-The County Petty Sessions were held on Saturday, before Messrs J. Lewis Philipps and C. W. Jones. David Bowen and John Wallers, for being on the licensed premises, Red Lion Inn, Llangendeirne, on Sunday, 7th July, were fined 5s. and 9s. 9d. costs.—Daniel Da vies charged by P.S. William Reeves, with being drunk and disorderly, was fined 5s. and 7s. costs.—At a special sessions on Tuesday, Henry Edmondes, for sleeping in a cart house at Ferryside, on the 5th inst., waa committed for seven days with hard labour. ON Monday (Bank Holiday), a trip was given by the Messrs Norton Brothers to all their Employes at The Carmarthen Brewery with their wives and children, numbering between 60 or 70 in all. The visit was to Llanstephan, and the weather, being fine all day, they amused them- selves with quoits, rounders, kiss-in-the-ring, and other rural sports to their hearts' content, and reached home at 9 p.m., having thoroughly en- joyed the outing. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. At the Borough Police Court on Friday, before Messrs J. Howell Thomas and John Lewis, Mary Smith, tramp, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Woods-row on the previous evening. Defendant was discharged on promising to leave the town. -On Tuesday, before Messrs J. Hughes and W. R. Edwards, Thomas Thomas, Woods-row, mason, and William Dent, Jolly Tar Lane, horse dealer, were charged with being drunk and dis- orderly, and fined 5s. and lis. respectively, in- eluding costs.- William Da vies, Priory-street, and Richard John Williams, Elleston-terrace, two young lads, for wilful damage to a bench on Monument Hill, by cutting their initials on it, were ordered to pay the coats (3s.) LOCAL WESLEYAN STATIONS. The stations were confirmed by the Wesleyan Conference at a late hour on Friday night. The following are the stations in the locality South Wales dis- trict Llandilo, John Jones; Swansea, John Griffiths and John Thomas Llanelly, John Evan Roberts Lampeter, Thomas J Pritchard I Aberayron, John Rowlands; St. David's, Jacob Pritchard; Aberystwith, William Morgan and RobertRobibrts; Ystumkan (Aberystwith), John Roberts and John Humphrys; Machynlleth, Peter Jones and Thomas Manuel. -Swansea dis- trict Brecon, David Thomas and Hubert V. J. Angel; Carmarthen, Richard Evans Llanelly, Thomas Kirkby and J. Arthur Aldington; Haverfordwest, Joseph S. Pior and W. Lile Stove; Pembroke, David Barley and Wm. H. Parr; Tenby, George H. Camburn; Aberyst- with, T. Wynne Jones district missionary, George Eddy. PROPERTY SALE BY MR. JOHN FRANCIS.—Mr John Francis conducted a most important and successful sale of property at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday afternoon. Twenty-one lots were offered, and all save one were sold. The bidding was keen. The most important lots were :Felindre rarm and lands, Abergwili, 41a. lr. 34p., £2,400 and EIIO for timber, Mr J. S. Morris. In the parish of Llan- stephan, Cambrian House, with a slang of land known as Llain, la. Or. 27p., £ 125, Mr John Phillips, Llanstephan. Park Clomendy (accom- modation land), la. Or. lip., £ 150, Mr J. Phillips. Orchard Field, near Nolands (accom- modation land), la. Or. 35p., £ 150, Mr John Davies, Maesgwyn. Four fields of accommodation land (Penybank), 11a. Or. 24p., JB700, Miss Theodocia Davies, Maesgwyn. Penyback (house and lands), 29a. 2r. Op., £1,500, Mr John Jones, Castle Hill, Llanstephan. Two fields of accom- modation land (part of Penyback), 8a. 2r. 10p., R340, Mr J. Phillips, Parcyrhodin, la. 2r. 22p., 2105, Mr J. Davies, Maesgwyn, Parcycarreg- lwyd, 2a. 3r. 18p., £145, Mr J. Davies, Hatchy Hill, 2a. 3r. lp., Clio, Mr D. Williams, Llanybri. Maesgwyn, 6a. Or. 5p., 9250, Mr D. Williams. Parcquarry, 4a. Ir. 8p., £ 240, Mr J. Davies, Maesgwyn. Llain and Park, Llanybri, 7a. Or. 18p., 2225, Mr D. Williams, Llanybri. Cwmcelyn Farm and Cwmcelyn Marsh, 50a. 3r. lp., A:1,300, Mr Thomas, Pentrewyn. Pendesv Mill and land, 19a. lr. 13p., withdrawn at £ 1,200. CARMARTHEN JOINT COUNTIES' LUNATIC ASYLUM. -On Friday evening last, an interesting meeting was held at the Joint Counties' Asylum, Carmar- then, the occasion being the presentation of a' testimonial to Mr John Powell, L.R.C.P. and S. (Edinburgh), the senior assistant medical officer, who has just tendered his resignation, having determined to commence private practice at Barry, near Cardiff.—Mr W. Morgan Griffiths was voted to the chair, and said that in Mr Powell they had found an able medical practi- tioner, whose medical skill was of groat practical utility to those he then saw before them. He had also been of invaluable aid and assistance to those who were responsible for the maintenance of that large Institution. Dr. Hoarder would, he felt sure, much regret the loss of Dr. Powell. —Dr. Powell, who was much affected, said, in the course of his remarks, that he much regretted that his sense of duty had compelled him at that period of his life to choose a new home and he was very sorry to part with those who had shown him so much kindness.—Mr Benjamin Thomas, head male attendant, and Rev. J. Marsden, chaplain, bore testimony to the ability, kindness, and geniality of Dr. Powell, which had won for him the respect and esteem of all the staff at the Asylum, as well as the patients under his charge.—The chairman next presented to Dr. Powell a handsome gold watch which, he stated, had been contributed to by every member of the Asylum staff, and asked his acceptance of it as a token of the high esteem and regard in which he was held by them all. Dr. Hearder next spoke, and said that it was with great sorrow he had to say good-bye to Dr. Powell, who had been a valuable assistant to him during the whole of the time be (Dr. Powell) had been at the Asylum. Dr. Hearder paid the highest compliment to his medical know- ledge and surgical ability, and stated that the inhabitants of Barry might well feel proud of having so good a man settling amongst them. He wished Dr. Powell that prosperity and success which he was sure he would always continue to deserve by reason of his qualities as a medical man and his kindness of disposition and purity of life.
LAUGHARNE REGATTA. (BY ABERCORRAN). This annual and popular event came effon Wednesday last. The weather was beautifully fine, and a fresh and favourable breeze blowing from the westward considerably enhanced the pleasure derived from wituessing the sailing races. The flagship Matilda" (John Brown), gaily decked with bunting, wa moored half-mid stream, and here Herr Zimmer's string band was stationed to enliven the proceedings. The Pre- sident for the year, Mr E. St. George Kaye, was on board the committee-boat throughout the day, and the following gentlemen rendered essential service :—Mr Mordaunt Smith, Mr W. Lanning, Rev. J. M. Jones, Mr F. Lanning, Mr W. H. Saer (starter), and Mr G. D. Wilkins. The energy and enthusiasm thrown into the work by the Hon. Sec. (Mr T. Richards, Grove House) are worthy of all praise. I shou!d not be doing my duty, as your correspondent, if I omitted to state that Mr Richards has spared neither time nor trouble to make this year's regatta-what it has unquestionably turned out to be—a decided and unqualified success. There were a great number of visitors present, and the cliffs, where every nook and cranny were utilised, and every coign of vantage eagerly seized, presented quite a pretty and picturesque appearance. The Langharne Drum and Fife Band were stationed on the Cliff. The first race was started at 1.15 p.m., the distance round the course being as follows :-For sailing boats, three miles; for pulling races, about a quarter of a mile. The following is a list of the events FOR YACHTS (Open) not exceeding 6 tons-1, F,3 10s., Ranee, Major H. L. Green, Teuby; 2, 30s., Gwenny, E. W. H. Peel, Esq., Laugharne. This was an excellent, and afforded much pleasure to the spectators. The Ranee led at the start, closely followed by the Gwenny, the May Fly taking a third and the Curlew a fourth place. The Ranee first rounded the mark boat (almost dipping her canvas at times), with the Gwennv immediately behind. The May Fly fouled her jib by some means or other, but saved her stakes by coming in third. The Gwenny has made her mark as a fast sailing boat, there being but half a minute between the two rivals. This was unquestionably the best race we have ever witnessed here. FOR SAILING OPEN BOATS-1, 25s, The Flirt, W. A. Rowlands; 2nd, 12s 6d, Lady of the Isles, Thomas Brown 3rd, 7s 6d, divided between the Jenny Jones and Rosalind. This was a really pretty race. The Flirt led and maintained her place, with the Jenny Jones second, Lady of the Isles third, and the Rosalind fourth. At the finish the Lady of the Isles made a good second. A prize of 5s. (given by Mr H. F. David) for the neatest and cleanest boat, was awarded to the owner of the Jenny Jones. COLLIERS RAcim-1, 30s, Towy, William Brown 2, 15s, Nautilus, Capt. John Thomas A special prize of 5s. (given by Mr Mordaunt Smith) was awarded to the owner of the Falcon, John Griffiths. This was a well contested race through- out, the Nautilus making a capital second. This race was originally instituted by the late Sir John Kaye, who,, like his son, Mr E. St. George Kaye, took a great interest in any good work likely to benefit the poor. FOR BOATS to be pulled by two boys under 15 years—1, 5s, Catch Me, T. Roberts and L. Roberts. The Catch Me proved true to her name, being far ani away ahead of her opponent. FOR BOATS to be sculled by one woman—1, 15s, Catch Me, H. Rowlands. FOR Fo-Lit-OARFD BOATS-1, 25s, Jenny Jones, Thos. Roberts 2,10s, Flirt, W. Alma Rowlands. In this race the Jenny Jones took the lead, and maintained her position throughout, the Flirt making a very good second. This was certainly a very exciting, pretty, and, altogether, a well- con tested race. SWIMMING RACE for boys under 16 years. 150 yards—1, E. Beynon. It appears to me rather surprising that there were not more competitors for the swimming races. FOR BOATS to be pulled by two women-I, lOs, Dora, H. Rowlands and A. Rowlands 2, 5s, Jane Prince, M. Williams and S. Phillips. FOR PAIR-OARED BOATS not exceeding 16ft. — 1, 16s, Dora, W. A. Rowlands and Tom Row- lands; 2, 7s 6d, Catch Me, Thomas Roberts and John Roberts. This was a good and excitable race, in which the Catch Me made a good second. PLANK AND SHOVEL RACE—1, 5s, Tom Row- lands 2, 2s 6d, E. Beynon. This unique event was the means of affording some considerable amount of amusement. FOR FOUR-OARED BOATS (Landsmen versus Seamen)-1, 25s., Jenny Jonet3 (Thos. Roberts, captain). In this race the landamen made a really excellent show, being beaten by two lengths only. DUCK HUNT time, 15 min. (not caught)- Robert Bevan. FOR THE NEATEST AND CLEANEST BOAT com- peting in Events 4, 5, 9, 10 (prize given by Mr H. F. David)-Prize awarded to the owner of Catch Me (Lewis Roberts). EXTRA PULLING RACE—1, 21., James Jones; Z, IS., uaviu Kichards. HANDICAP FOOT RACE ON THE MUD, for boys under 18 years-1, 5s., T. Powell; 2, 2s. 6d., L. Roberts 3, Is. 6d., T. Roberts. WHEELBARROW RACE ON THE MUD—Robert Bevan. The competitors in this race not coming up to time, half the first prize was awarded to Bevan, who enjoyed a clean walk over." This event brought to a close one of the most successful regattas yet held at Laugharne.
CRICKET. Narberth v. St. Cleai-s.-These clubs played a match at Narberth on Saturday last. St. Clears batted first, R. L. Thomas and W. C. Thomas opening the innings to the howling of L. P. Jones and Duckfield, and with 9 up Jones bowled R. L. Thomas. David went in and a stand was made, and when the total reached 32 David was caught by Neville. J. S. Thomas took his place, but was soon dismissed. When R. Bowker went in another stand was made. Ultimately, with 53 up, W. C. Thomas was bowled by Jones, after putting together 22 in good style. R. Bowker pjayed E)11L but unfortunately was run out when h bad..mtI,. scored 9." Carver also played well, bpt the change of bowling proved disastrous to the other. Narberth started with L. P. Jones and Dr, McCulloch at the wickets, R. L. Thomas and Jason Thomas bowling. With the exception of Jones and Duckfield none of the others did anything worthy of note. Jones was caught by J. S. Thomas after putting together 27. He was badly missed by W. C. Thomas at 5, and J. S. Thomas at 18 from the bowling of Jason Thomas. Duckfield played steadily for 14, and carried out his bat. The following is the score SAINT CLEARS. R L Thomas, b L P Jones 5 W C Thomas, b L P Jones 22 M S David, c Neville, b Duckfield 9 J S Thomas, b Duckfield 0 R Bowker, run out 9 W Carver, c Morgan, b L P Jones 4 Dr. W. D. Harries (captain), b Jones. 1 Tom Evans, b Logan 2 W Williams, b Logan 0 Jason Thomas, c J D Lewis, b Jones 0 D C Evans, not out 0 Extras 9 Total 61 NABBBRTH. L P Jones (captain), c J S Thomas, b W C Thomas 27 Dr. McCulloch, b R L Thomas 0 G H Logan, b R L Thomas 0 N L Duckfield, not out 14 E S Morgan, b R L Thomas 0 C D Neville, b W C Thomas 1 J D Lewis, b W C Thomas 2 J L Williams, c J Thomas, b R Thomas 3 F Harris, b W C Thomas .o 0 R G Wilkins, b R L Thomas 3 R S James, b R L Thomas 0 Extras. 8 Total. 58 Llandovery Present v. Past-This match was played on the school ground on August 1st, in splendid weather, and on an excellent wicket. Appended is the score :— LLANDOVERY PAST. T A Rees, c R Jones, b A B Jones 15 C P Lewis, not out 174 A R Price, b T Jones 12 G T Evans, b Andrews 18 W W Hughes, not out 29 R E Leigh « D T Lewis j R Ll. Thomas M. S. David V Innings declared. D B Evans I D L Joseph I J E Jones Extras 8 Total 251 LLANDOVERY PRESENT. A M Jenkin, b R L Thomas 5 R S Jenkin, c Joseph, b R Ll. Thomas 7 J C Rees, not out 43 T R Griffiths, b G T Evans 4 T Jones, c C P Lewis, b G T Evans 0 A W Andrews, c Hughes, b Thomas 2 R Jones, run out 2 J H Williams, b D T Lewis 12 A B Jones, b R Ll. Thomas 26 G H Williams, not out 2 C M Roberts, to bat 0 Extras. 13 Total 116 Llandovery C. C. v Brecoi;. -This Teturn match was played on August 3rd, on the ground of the former. As usual an excellent wicket had been prepared, but rain very much interfered with the game. Appended is the score — BaBcoN C. C. R Budworth, b C P Lewis 44 W LI. Thomas, b C P Lewis 32 D H Morgan, 1 b w, J E Jones 0 H V Phillips, not out 16 Popkin, run out 2 Reckless, c M J Morris, b J C Rees 38 Bell, c and b J C Reej 0 W Evans, c T A Rees, b C P Lewis 2 Roach, b C P Lewis. 7 .T B Jones, b C P Lewis 0 Carlyle, absent. 0 Extras. 21 Total 162 LLANDOVERY C. C. T A Roes, b Reckless 0 C P Lewis, b Reckless 7 J G Rees, not out 10 M J Morris, b Reckless 0 FE Chapman, not out 9 Extras 1 Total. 27 D B Evans, E B Nicholl, JE Jones, D Price, Prytherch/and W Edwards to bat.
LLANDOVERY. PETTY SESSIONS. Friday, before Col. Jones (in the chair), and Mr George Jones, Ystrad. Inspector Haymar, of the R.S.P.C.A., charged Morgan Prichard and David Prichard (the latter being the owner), and the former for working a horse in an unfit state. They were fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and 6d. andcostsrespectively. Inspector Thurston, of the London and North Western Railway, charged John Bevan, Newbridge-on- Wye, with the above offence. He was fined 21 and 1:1 ls. costs.
ABERGWILI. ON Thursday last the teachers and scholars of I the Church Sunday Schools, in the parish of Abergwili, numbering altogether about 300, had their outing at the seaside. The train by which they were conveyed left Carmarthen station at 9.10 a.m., and arrived at Tenby at 11.10. The weather was delightfully pleasant, and it is need- less to add that all thoroughly enjoyed them- selves. Ample provision for the inner man was also made, dinner and tea being served at the schoolroom. Great praise is due to the Venerable Archdeacon and Miss James for the extremely satisfactory manner in which the whole of the arrangements was carried out. It may be added that the younger members of the Sunday Schools, namely, those under 8 years of age, who were not permitted to join in the trip to Tenby, were on l Tuesday most kindly entertained at the Vicarage by the Venerable Archdeacon and Miss James. t
I LLANDILO. FISHING.-Mr J. Lockyer (County Press) had some excellent sport in the Towy on Tuesday last. In the course of the afternoon he landed no less than three sewin and a lot of fine condi- tioned trout. LOCAL BOARD. -A meeting was held on Tues- day evening last at the Office of Mr R. S. Lewis, Clerk to the Board, Mr W. Griffiths in the chair. Messrs. W. Philipps, chief constable, and J. O. James, London House, were also present.—The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed —The surveyor's quarterly accounts were laid before the Board and examined and approved. —Mr Philipps gave notice that at the next meet- ing he would move that the Board adopt the model bye-laws issued by the Local Government oard. -he. agreement with the South Wales .Brewery tor the supply of water to them, duly executed, was laid before the Board. ART CLASS, GEAMMAR SCHOOL.—The following is a list of the successful pupils at the late May examination :—freehand 1st Class, excellent William Thomas, and Thomas C. Thomas 1st Class, Jno J. H. Humphreys, David E. R. Lloyd, Thomas M. Williams, Josiah Morris, and Thomas P. Williams; 2nd Class, George W. Jeakins, Walter Fuller, Fred W. Lafferty, Wm. S. B. Davies, Maria Morris, and Frances Thomas. Model drawing: Wm. Thomas, and T. C. Thomas 1st class, excellent E. R. Thomas 1st Class, and Jno J. H. Humphreys, and Hannah E. Williams; 2nd Class, geometry: Thomas C. Thomas, Jno J. H. Humphreys, Thomas Jones, and Edward R. Thomas, passed. The above result will compare favourably with the Art Classes of the principality and the class deserves every encouragement. THE announcements of results of the second grade examinations by the Committee of Council on Education of the Department of Science and Art, in May last, and just received from South Kensington, shew the most encourag- ing prospects in painting and drawing for the comparatively young school of Art at Llandilo. When we make comparison with the results obtained by the far larger divisions in other parts of the principality, we find that even as regards the leading Art School itself, Llandilo students carry eff the palm, both in quantity and in quality. We append a list of the successful candidates for 1889 :—Freehand Drawing-let Class (Excellent) William Thomas, 27 years of age Thomas C. Thomas, 15. let Class J. H. John Humphreys, 14; David E. R. Lloyd, 12 M. Thomas Williams, 18; Josiah Morris, 14 P. Thomas Williams, 22. 2nd Class Walter Fuller, 11; Fred L. Lafferty, 12; L. B. William Davies, 17; George W. Jenkins, 31; Maria Morris, 15 May M. Williams, 14 Frances A. Thomas, 22. Model Drawing-let Class (Excel- lent) William Thomas, 27; Thomas C. Thomas, 15. 1st Class: Edward R. Thomas, 16. 2nd Class: J. H. John Humphreys, 14; E. Hannah Williams, 17. Practical Plane and Solid Geometry-The following took a "pass" with great success Thomas C. Thomas, J. H. John Humphreys, Thomas Jones, Edward R. Thomas. The Llandilo School of Art committee will, in September, hold an exhibition of the works of the students of the Llandilo division, and they will also include the works of the rest of the county, which is under the supervision of their energetic Art Master, Mr W. Jones, at which time special prizes will be awarded by the committee to the successful candidates of the Llandilo division. We may mention that other works of Art in con- nection with the School will also be included in the exhibition. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians was held at the Union Workhouse on Saturday last, Major Thomas presiding. There was a large attendance of guardians. —The relieving officer's, the master's, and the treasurer's reports were read.—The Clerk informed the Board that at the last meet- ing of the assessment committee the South Wales Brewery Company appealed against the assess- ment of their premises, which were assessed at ;290perannum. The committee refused to make a reduction, and he had now received a notice of appeal to tne Court of Quarter Sessions. It was for the Board to give its opinion as to such appeal. The Chairman said that, unfortunately, he was not at home on the day when the com- mittee met. It was the first meeting which he had missed for many years. It appsared that only four members of the committee attended. He would suggest that, as it was so, rather than an appeal should be made to the Quarter Sessions that the Company should appeal to the committee again.—The Rev. L. Price seconded the Chairman.—Mr W. Jones (Canton Stores) was of opinion that the Company would not appear before the committee again.—The Rev. L Price believed they would, if they were pro- perly advised.—Mr James Rees thought the Company wished to fight a battle (laughter). — Mr Wm. Griffiths (Railway Tavern Stores) enquired the date of the next meeting of the assessment committee.—The Clerk said there would not be one held for a long time in fact, not till Christmas. They could call a special meeting.—The Rev. L. Price was of opinion that they should have a special meeting to dispose of it at once.-The Chairman, when referring to the matter, meant that a special meeting ought to be called rather than that they should go to the ex- pense of an appeal to the Court of Quarter Sessions. —The names of the assessment committee having been given, the Chairman said that he would rather, not make a proposition himseK. He was at one time one of the Brewery shareholders, but from remarks made in a certain paper he had disposed of them. Would any member make the proposi- tion as to a meeting of the committee.—The Rev L. Price would, under the circumstances, become a proposer instead of a seconder. He now pro- posed that a special meeting, of the assessment committee be convened for the purpose of con- sidering the appeal of the South Wales Brewery with the view of arranging the matter.—Mr Morgan Davies (Cwmifor) seconded the proposi- tion, which was carried unanimously.—The Rev. L. Price, at the request of the Chairman, drew attention to Mr Bircham's last return. He hoped they would see what they could do in the way of reducing their rates and taxes, as the percentage of paupers on the population had decreased for their Union durins the Dast vear. SANITARY AUTHORITY.—A meeting of the Sanitary Authority followed the Board of Guar- dians, Major Thomas presiding.—It was resolved that the Clerk convene a meeting at Ammanford to consider the advisability of obtaining a water supply for the village, and the best mode of doing so.-A letter was read from Mr Benjamin Evans with reference to the water supply on his farm, and it was resolved that Mr H. Herbert be asked to inspect and report to the Board on the matter.
ABERAYRON. OPERETTA PERFORMANCE.—On Friday last, the British school children choir gave their sixth annual performance, when the operetta Red Riding Hood" was performed in character. For many years past, this concert has been regarded as a treat by the tcwnspeople, and never have their expectations been disappointed. In fact, the attendance has been so large in every performance, that a repetition has had to be given on a subsequent evening, many scores of people having been refused admission. Despite the fact that the admission price was ex- ceptionally high (2s. and Is.), the room was over crowded on Friday, and many failed to obtain admittance. Before the performance began a miscellaneous first part was gone through, which included a selection of Welsh airs on the violin and the harmonium by Mr James Williams, and Mr L. J. Roberts, B.A.; songs by Miss H. M. Davies (New Quay), and Mr J. R. Phillips, the accompanist being Mrs Roberts. The per- formance of the operetta was according to general testimony, one of the best ever given here, almost all the pieces being rapturously- applauded. The character of Red Riding Hood was sustained by Miss Mary Jones, that of mother by Miss H. M. Davies, and that of the woodman by Mr J. R. Phillips, the schoolmaster, who was the conductor, and to whose pains- taking efforts the success of their annual per- formance is chiefly due. County Councillor J. M. Howell presided, Mr James Williams was the violinist, and Mr Roberts the accompanist. A vote of thanks to the performers was unanimously passed on the motion of Mr D. Phillips, C.E., and it was announced that a repetition per- I formance would be given.
THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. S- Sia,-In TJlE JOURNAL of last week appears a short article on "The Antiquity of Man," which so misrepresents the present state of knowledge on this subject that I trust you will allow me a little I ot your valuable space to make some reply thereto. At the outset the writer says It is no new thing to the Christian world that infidels and sceptical philosophers have dug deep into the earth to make the rocks speak against the truth of revelation, and to show that He who made the world, and declared its date to Moses, was mistaken in its age." It is, of course, a mistake to say that God declared the date of making the world to Moses. The only Scriptural means of ascertaining the date of the Creation is by calculation of the genealogies given in the Bible. And even when computed in this way authorities diner very considerably in the result obtained. Dr. Hales gives the date as 5411 B.C., while Archbishop Usher gives it as 4004 B.C.—a difference of over 1400 years. Yet both dates are founded on the Bible record-the first on the Septuagint, which increases the ages of Eeveral of he Patriarchs by 100 years, &c., and the other on the Hebrew version. The Rev Dr. Green says, "Of the two computations that adopted by Dr. Hales seems the more consistent with the facts of the history. It is, however, the shorter one that is more generally accepted by Christians." The writer of the article may, therefore, learn that not among "infidels," but in the Bible itself the dis- pute about the date of creation begins. When, therefore, the Bible is so undecided on the point, it need not seem so irreverend for men to try and solve the question by such means as God has placed within their reach, and by iuch faculties as He has endowed them with for their guidance. I think it hardly fair, to at least a few, to say that "the thinking minds of the world now acquiesce in the conclusion that an established government in the East can be traced back no further than 2000 years before the Christian Era." According to Mariette Bey, Brugsch Bey, Lepsius, Bunsen, PeBsl, and other scholars, Egypt existed as a kingdom some 4000 years B.C., and these con- clusions are supported by papyri inscriptions, &c., discovered amid the ruined temples and cities of the East. Manetho. the Egyptian historian, who lived in the third century B.C., enumerates thirty dynasties who reigned in Egypt before his time, and extending back for over 4000 years. Accord- ing to the cuneiform inscription on the tablets found in the ruin-mounds of Assyria, Sargon t. reigned over that country in 37SQ B.C., and sabse- quent discoveries and history tend to confirm the truth of this statement. That China and India likewise existed as governed countries several thousands of years B.C., is proved by the existence of records of astronomical observations, which have dince been verified, among their annals of those remote ages. Then if we turn to America we shall find pyramids, monuments, and ruins which are probably as old, if not older, than thos6 of Egypt and Assyria. But even granting that these gigantic pyramids and ruins of great cities only point back 2000 years B.C., how are they so widely distributed over the earth, and hjw did the peoples producing and inhabiting them reach such great- ness so very soon after the Flood ? Where is the time for the development of rude pictorial com- munication into the immensely superior phonetic characters of books ? How is it that so very soon after the Flood we find the same racial distinctions existing much as they do now ? Two thousand years B.C. there were Negroes, Semites, and Aryans very little different from what they are at the present day. If these races have remained comparatively unchanged for thousands of years, how did they come to develop such pronounced dissimilarities in a couple of centuries, being all descended from Noah and his wife P It is very surprising to be told that The fact of tools A instruments of labour being disinterred from the interior of the earth proves nothing on the question of man's antiquity." Consider the follow- ing from Tylor's Anthropology." 11 In Denmark the forests are mainly of beeches, but in the peat mosses lie innumerable trunks of oaks, which show that at an earlier period oak forests prevailed, and deeper still there lie trunks of pine trees, which show that there were pine forests still older than the oak forests. Thus there have been three suc- cessive forest periods—the boech, the oak, and the pine; and the depths of the peat mosses, which in places is as much as thirty feet, shows that the period of the pine trees wis thousands of years ago? How long did the pine forests last? What duration of climatic change was necessary before they gave place to the oak, and what before the oak gave place to the beech ? The beech forests have existed for thousands of years within the historic period, notwithstanding the destructive tendencies of civilised requirements. How much longer must the others have continued when man wandered through them only as a naked or half- clothed savage? Amid the pines are found stone arrow-heads and hatchets; amid the oaks bronze implements, and amid the beeches the iron tools of the modern period." Is evidence of this nature no proof of man's antiquity ? The writer of the article quotes the apothegm of La Place to the effect that a little philosophy inclineth a man to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." It may be interesting to note, in passing, that this apothegm occurs in one of Bucon's essays, and it is therefore somewhat difficult to understand how La Place, who was not born for over 100 years after Bacon's death, can be its author. But Bacon held that the sun goes round the earth, and his apothegms are not all logical. There are so many religious that one must be at a loss to know to which of them will "depth in philosophy" bring a man round. If the man is brought round to Buddhism those brought up to other religions will proclaim him an infidel or an atheist. Every Christian to a Mohammodan is an infidel, polytheist and idolater. And so of the others. But the question of The Antiquity of Man has nothing to do with atheism or theism. It is solely a question of evidence, and must be determined without regard to inherited beliefs and prejudices. Yours truly, J. H. BEATTT. Whitland, July 27th, 1889. [Of course, Mr. B. is aware that the view taken in the article is the one still hold by scores of men of very respectable ability in this country and else- where. In giving publioity to it we did not mean to vouch for the correctness of its teaching. It was an article on a question not yet settled. Per- haps, however, we may be allowed to say that we are not quite unacquainted with the present state of knowledge on the subject," and think it somewhat strange Mr. B. should not refer to the discoveries made some years ago in the now famous caves of Devonshire. The stalagmite formations and the deDosits found in thnsA ahvm together with the inferences they suggest, would seem to afford stronger support to his theory than anything advanced in his letter. We thank him much for his communication, and hope it will not be the last.-THE EDITOR.]
TREGARON. MARRIAGE.—A grand wedding was celebrated at St. Caron's Church, on Wednesday, between Mr Evan Evans, tailor, and Miss Susannah George, of Doldre, both of Tregaron. The Vicar (Rev T. Phillips) officiated. The service was full choral, in which Mr J. P. Reea took the lead. After the ceremony the newly-formed brass band (of which the bridegroom is a member) played selections on the bridge, and the belle rang out merry peals. Altogether the wedding was one of the grandeat ever witnessed in Tre- garon.
CENARTH. WE are requested to state that the Hon. Geoffrey Hill's otter hounds will meet at Cenarth at 10 o'clock on Thursday next.
MARRIAGES. BAILLIE-DAVIES. -On the 8th inat., at Llangain Church, by the Rev. T. W. Bankes-Jones, vicar of Eastville, Bristol (brother-in-law of the bride), assisted by the Rev. D. Harwood Hughes, vicar of Gorlas, and the Rev D. Evans. vicar of the parish, James Picton, eldest son of General Baillie, to Minnie Bankes, eldest daughter of the late Charles Bankes-Davies, Llwyndu, Carmarthenshire. CHA VE-DA VIES. -On the 8th inst., at Llangain Church, by the Rev. T. W. Bankes-Jones, vicar of Eastville, Bristol (brother-in-law of the bride), assisted by the Rev. D. Harwood Hughes, vicar of Gorslas, and the Rev. D. Evans, vicar of the parish, George Pearson, tanner, younger son of the Rev. Dr. Chave, 0 e vicar of St. Ann's, Wandsworth, to Emily Bankes, youngest daughter of the late Charles Bankes-Davies, Llwyndu, Carmarthenshire. JONES—DAVIES.—August 6th, at the Presby- terian Church, Rhyl, by the Rev. T. Mortimer Green, assisted by the Rev. J. Verrier Jones, Mr. D. Maurice Jones, to Lizzie, second daughter of the late Mr. W. Davies, Quay- street, Carmarthen.