Society anfc pcyeonaL It is being said by those who ought to know that the Queen has sanctioned the betrothal of Princess Victoria of Wales to His Serene High- ness the Hereditary Prince Earnest of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Her Majesty s grand- nephew. The Prince is twenty-six, by no means a bad match financially, and issufticiently born to satisfy the most exacting of Imperial and Royal relations. Indeed, the Hohenbhe-Langen- burgs trace their lineage back nearly a thousand years, to Eberhard, Duke of the Franks, and brother to the German King, Conrad I. All the Hohenlohe-Langenburgs have large possessions, so that the stereotyped objection to another German alliance would not hold good in this case. V Neither would it in the case of the young gentleman, also German, whom match-making Dame Rumour assigns to Princess Maud. The Landgrave of Hesse, His Serene Highness Alexander, who is a nephew of the Queen of Denmark, is also the owner of large estates, as well as 225,000 a year from the German Govern- ment. The Landgrave is also six-and-twenty years old, so that in neither case would there be any disparity of age. At present, however, neither rumour is confirmed, although I understand that in the case of the Princess Victoria the matter is virtually settled. # Princess Maud is the one daughter of the Princess of Wales with a very decided will of her own, and she is tolerably certain to marry where she pleases or not at all. It was Princess Maud who, if one may credit what one hears, once settled the to be or not to be of a new dress in a particularly summary fashion, with the aid of a wax match. The Prince of Wales is really suffering from varicose veins, I am told, and is obliged to exercise the greatest care in moving. I am sorry to hear it, as it is a painful and dangerous ailment. Fortunately, the Prince can rest just as much as he need, although, to one of so active a disposition, idleness must be irksome to a degree. It is understood that after his visit to Homburg the Prince will be his daughter's guest at Mar Lodge for a week or two. It is said, "the clamour against the Royal grants has been a direct benefit to the Prince of Wales. A few days ago the Marlborough House post-bag brought his Royal Highness a registered letter, which, on being opened, was found to contain ten 21,000 Bank of England notes. They were accompanied by a dutiful letter, inscribed in a somewhat shaky Italian haud, and the gift was presumably a souvenir of loyalty from some wealthy spinster whose wealth exceeds the necessities of her life. I hope, for the Prince's sake, this story is true." # It is known that the Princess Sophie of Prussia has gone to much trouble to learn Greek since it was known that she was destined as the bride of the heir to the Hellenic throne. The Princess has made sufficient progress to be able to correspond with her fiance. In this connection an amusing story of the Emperor is told. His Majesty, wishing to ascertain the progress made by his sister, addressed to her a long letter in Greek. The Princess tried to read it, but without success, and she informed her brother that she was not sufficiently advanced in her studies. The Emperor laughed heartily, and said to his entour- age. I will send this letter to the Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, who is a distinguished Hellenist. We will see if he can read my Greek." Then with a sly look his Majesty added, It is a letter in German, with Greek characters." A new departure in coaching promises to be one of the novel features of next season, a lady having last week started the idea in the metropolis by driving a four-in-hand through Piccadilly to the astonishment of the public. We soon accustom ourselves nowadays to sights of this kind, and if, as is anticipated, lady whips exhibit a desire to drive coaches, we shall, I suppose, come in time to regard it as no more strange than that they should drive a pair of horses in the Park. It may not generally be known that the Princess of Wales, who is an excellent whip, has been frequently seen driving her son-in-law's coach through the Richmond lanes, and managing her four horses with perfect skill. Possibly, now that the ice has been broken for her, she will venture to handle the ribbons elsewhere, and, if so, then we may confidently expect to see a brilliant array of lady-whips at future meetings of the Coaching and Four-in- Hand Clubs. # The cavalry charges at the recent Review at Aldershot were particularly commented on and admired by the young Emperor. The example of Lords Lionel and Arthur Cecil is worth following by younger sons of peers and landowners. They are the sons of the late Marquis of Salisbury by his second wife, who is now Countess of Derby, having married the present Earl in 1870. Lords Arthur and Lionel have not exactly illustrated the rather doubtful truth of the old couplet, which says If a man e'er wants to thrive He must begin at thirty,five. They began before that age, and are now thirty- eight and thirty-six respectively. For many years they have very successfully farmed on a large scale at Orchard Mains, near Melrose, adopting the only means of making farming pay, that is, by working with their own hands, and practically seeing to every detail themselves. They have been particularly fortunate in horse-breeding. They have now given up their farm in Scotland and have taken two large farms in Kent, near the Eirl of Derby's property there. It is pleasant to hear of their success, because others may realize from it that it is not necessary for younger sons to go the dogs. This used, at one time, to be almost an article of faith with the fashionable world. V Sir Henry Roscoe's constituents have drawn from him a long reply addressed to Mr Herbert Philips respecting his advocacy in Parliament of the compulsory muzzling of dogs, which they regard as an odious form of class legislation affecting thousands of humbler folk, while rich people will have special exemption for their hounds and other sporting dogs. Sir Henry declares the memorial in one locality consists of the signatures of boys and young women, who are clearly unaware of the purpose of the bill, which reminds me of an answer given by a lady who had signed the Anti-Suffrage Memorial. When asked by a friend why she did it, she naively replied, Surely there are fools enough in Parliament without adding to them." Taken altogether, the member for South Manchester pronounces the petition as having no possible weight as expressing the opinion of competent persons." # The current quarterly number of the Novicrucian contains an article by Captain Jones-Parry on theatrical reminiscences. Captain and Miss Stewart, of Alltyrodyn, have returned from the United States. During a month's absence from home they visited New York and Niagara. We are sorry to hear that Mr Stepney-Gulston, of Derwydd, has been seriously ill, the result of a severe shock from a fall. # The Tivyside lawn tennis club is, if possible, more flourishing this year than ever. It has exceptional advantages in having a pillar of the Church as its secretary for he can make up matches, and then marry the parties aftbrwards if they desire.
local 311telligelice. THE GLANSEVIN OTTER HOUNDS will meet (weather permitting), on the 27th inst, at Pont Rhydyceir, at ten o'clock, and on the 30th inst, at Llandebie, at ten o'clock. SANITARY COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this com- mittee was held at the Shire Hall, on Saturday, Mr J. Hughes, presiding. There was very little business to transact. ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS. On Sunday and Monday last, the anniversary sermons in con- nection with Water-street Chapel, were preached by the Revs W. E. Prydclerch (Swansea), and J. Williams (Monmouthshire). Large con- gregations attended, and 1:75 was collected to- wards liquidating the debt on the chapel. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary is directed thankfully to acknowledge the follow- ing amount, &c. Legacy of the late Mr Thomas Edwards, Tynewydd, £ 14; three bed tables from Mrs Hughes, Glancothy illustrated papers from Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, and Mr Finch, Nott-square. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Saturday—before Messrs Grismond Philipps, J. Lewis Philipps, and C. W. Jones—John Lewis was charged was keeping his house (the Farmer's Arms Inn, Llanstephan), open on Sunday for the sale of intoxicating liquor. The case was dis- missed, costs to be paid by the police. There were a couple of drunk" cases besides. SUCCES.S.-P.S. John Harries, Wellfield, Car- marthen, at the Aberdare Flower and Poultry Show, on the 15th inst., obtained four prizes for his poultry, viz., first and second for dorkings, and first and third for dorking cockerels or pullets. SCHOOL OF ART.—The following are additional results to what have already appeared :—David Cure is awarded a prize at the National Com- petition for his modelled design for a picture frame, J. F. Lloyd and C. Dudley Morris passed in the 3rd grade examination—shading from the cast. In machine drawing and construction, Douglas Forber obtained a 1st class in the Advanced stage, and David Whitworth 2nd class in the Elementary stage- STARR-BOWKETT BUILDING SOCIETY. The first annual report of the Carmarthen 915th Starr- Bowkett Building Society, regrets that the society has not been taken advantage of so readily as was anticipated, owing to a great extent to the unwarrantable criticism upon the Starr-Bowkett Building Societies by a Metropolitan journal." The number of members enrolled during the year was 139 holding 300 shares. BOROUGH SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Monday, before the Mayor, Messrs. J. Hughes, and J. H. Thomas.—Ann Davies, Shawsdane, and Martha Thomas, Love-lane, were charged with being drunk and disorderly, and the first fined 10s. and 6s. 6d. costs, and the latter sentenced to one month with hard labour. —On Tuesday, before the Mayor and Mr John Hughes, Joseph Bowen, Lammas-steet, was fined 20s.°and 3s. Gd. costs, for a like offence. ACCIDENT.—A serious accident happened on ACCIDENT. -A serious accident happened on Monday to the armourer of the Volunteers (Pte. John Richards). He was going with the stores to Danyrallt Range, and was walking near the front horse of the cart carrying them, when the horse swerved quickly, knocked him down, and the horse in the shafts, following his leader's example, swerved too, and trod on his chest. He was carried back to the Armoury, and on Thursday was slightly better. CARMARTHEN MARKET, Saturday, Aug. 17th.— Meat Beef, 7d to 9d per lb. mutton, 8d to 10d lamb, 8d to lid veal, 7d to lOd pork, 6d to 8d. Live poultry Fowls, 3s 6d to 4s per couple; ducks, 4s to 4s 6d. Dead poultry Fowls, Is 9d to 2s 3d each ducks, 2s 6d to 3s. Butter Fresh butter, Is lId to Is 2d per lb salt butter, 9d to lOd eggs, 8 for 6d wool, lid to lilid per lb. potatoes, 3s 9d to 4s per cwt. Good supply of vegetables and fruit. MONTHLY MARKET. -The monthly market was held on Tuesday, sheep being the chief article brought in. Ewes and lambs were in fair demand, but store lambs were much sought after fat beasts were scarce. The quotations were :-Fat sheep, 4d per lb; fat lambs, 4Jd per lb, live weight and 9d per lb dead weight. Ewes and lambs, P,2 to 93 store lambs, zEl 5s to El 15s ram lambs, El 15s to E6. Cows and calves, £ 12 to £ 18. Fat beasts, 6d per lb. SCHOOL TREATS. Union-street Chapel Sunday School had their school treat on Monday, the scholars to the number of 200, being conveyed in brakes to Llanstephan. -Penuel Baptist Chapel had their annual tea meeting in the schoolroom on the afterdron of the same day, between 500 and 600 sitting down to tea. In the evening a literary meeting was held, a large audience being present. The Rev. G. H. Roberts, pastor, occupied the chair, and a long programme was gone through.—The Tabernacle Chapel Sunday School went to Ferryside on Tuesday, about 400 or 500 scholars and friends taking advantage of the trip. Luncheon was provided about mid-day, and in the afternoon tea was served in a field attached to the Baptist Chapel. 1ST VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE WELSH REGI- MENT.—Orders for the week ending, August 31st, 1889. Officer for the week, Lieutenant Hutchins. Orderly Sergeants, Arthur Ll. Davies and Abel Davies. Company drill on Monday, at 7.30. p.m., in the Cattle Market plain clothes. Class firing on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Satur- day,0 at 2.30. p.m. (weather permitting). (1) Attention is called to Paragraph 1051 Volunteer Regulations 1887. Volunteers will be careful on all occasions to appear either in the authorized uniform of the Corps, or in purely civilian dress. The unsoldier-like appearance of Volunteers dressed partly in uniform, partly in civilian costume, brings discredit, not only on themselves, but on the force to which they belong. (2) The Officer Commanding this detachment particularly requests that this order be attended to, and that the military great coats are not worn except when full or undress uniform is ordered. (3) Members from camp are requested to return the haversacks and coat straps into store as early as possible. G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Commanding.
REPRIEVE OF MRS. MAVBRICK. A Liverpool telegram of yesterday's states that Mrs Maybrick's sentence has been commuted to penal servitude for life.
CARMARTHENSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL MEETING. The annual prize meeting of the above Association was held on the Danyrallt Range, Carmarthen, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes- day. The weather experienced was hardly Qiieeri's weather," in fact, a good name for it would be "shooting-week weather," for a dry meeting for this Association has hardly ever been known. On Monday no rain fell, but the wind was a puffy one from the rear on Tuesday, the wind had risen and changed direction to the right rear, from which quarter it came in gusts while on Wednesday the culminating point was reached, a strong right wind, at times almost reaching a hurricane, was present, and rain fell very heavily during a portion of the day. As an in- stance of the strength of the wind, we may mention that one gust blew down the marquee erected by the Llanelly men for their accom- modation, and also split the secretary's tent in two. The state of the weather prevented very high scores being put on, although Lance- Corporal W. T. Davies, Llanelly, succeeded on Wednesday, in putting on the highest possible at the 200 yards in the Ladies' Prize. The shoot- inO" for the bronze medal of the N.R.A. was again this year very close, Lance-Corporal W. T. Davies and Sergeant G. S. Harries, tying for it with 217 points, thus necessitating a shoot off. Five shots were fired by both, the former making 19, and the latter 18, Lance-Corporal Davies thus winning the medal by one point. Both the Executive Officer (Mr T. Jones), and the Secretary (Mr B. Spivey), were indefatigable in their different departments. During the afternoon a meeting of the members of the Association was held in the secretary's tent, Major Bythway in the chair. Major Bythway said that in previous years a great anxiety seemed to have filled everyone to rush away from the field, and so an important part of the proceedings had been omitted, i.e., the pass- ing of a vote of thanks to the officials. They all knew how hard both the executive officer and the secretary worked for the success of the meet- ing. He proposed a vote of thanks to the executive officer and the secretary. Sergeant Harries (Llanelly), the Captain Commanding H and I companies, Qr.-master Sergt. O. Richards (Llandilo), and Sergeant Francis (Carmarthen), and others, having borne testimony to the hard work performed by both the officials, the motion was carried unanimously. The following is the list of the highest scorers the scores, however, have not yet been verified THE COUNTY ASSOCIATION PRIZE of £20 (in the bronze medal aggregate;. Ranges 200, 500, and 600 yards; seven shots at each. Position: Standing or kneeling at 200 yards; sitting. kneelinar. or prone at 500 and 600 yard?. O' 200 500 600 Tl. I yds. yds. yds. Private DR Jones, K, X3 30 34 31 95 Colour-sergeant W. Francis, I, X2 29 29 31 89 Lce.-cpl. E J Andrews, 1,.£1 10s 30 32 27 89 Pte. Douglas Arthur, K, .£1 10s 29 32 27 88 Bugler C Edwards, K. Xi 28 31 28 87 Private W T Davies, K, iJl 31 30 26 87 Lieutenant Jenkins, H, j £ 1 31 32 24 87 Bandmaster S J Parfrey, K, £ 1. 26 30 30 86 Q.M.S. 0 Richards, G, ii 32 27 27 86 Sergeant G S Harries, K, XI 27 34 25 86 Private A T Thomas, K, 15s 29 30 26 85 Hon. Member T E James, 1,15s. 32 28 25 85 Private D Evans, I, 15s 31 26 27 84 Private E Fiucher, K, 15s 27 28 28 83 Corporal D Rogers, I, 10s 32 26 25 83 Private W Williams, K, 10s 27 27 28 82 Colour-sergeant W Lewis, H, 10s 31 27 24 82 Private A George, H. 10s 32 24 23 79 Private O Thomas, G, 10s 30 29 20 79 Major Bythway, K, 10s 29 25 24 78 THE BOROUGH MEMBER'S (SIR ARTHUR STEPNEY, BART., M.P.) PRIZE of .£5. Range 20') yards. Position any. Seven shots. Private D Evans, I, JB1 los 33 Lee.-corporal E J Andrews, I. 10s lOd 32 Lee.-corporal W T Davies, K, 10s lOd 32 Colour-sergeant W Francis, 1, 10s lOd 32 Sergeant G S Harries, K, 10s lOJ 32 Lieutenant T Jenkins, H, 10s lOd 32 Private J W Paton, K 10s 10J 32 Corporal D Rogers, I, 10s lOd 32 Lieutenant Hutchins, I 31 Hon. Member T E James 31 Sergeant James Martin, K 3L Private W Williams, K 31 LORD EMLYN'S PRIZE of £ o. Range, 500 yards. Seven shots. Anyposition. Private A George, H, XI 31 Lieutenant G D Hutchins, I, £ 1 31 Q Master-sergeant 0 Richards, G, XI 31 Bandmaster Parfrey, K, 10s 31 Private D R Jones, K, 10s 30 Sergeant J Tomkins, G, 7s 6d. 30 Private J W Paton, K, 7s 6d 30 Major Bythway, K, 5 29 Lance-corporal E J Andrews, 1 29 Sergeant G S Harries, K 29 Corporal D Rogers, I 29 THE HIGH SHERIFF'S (MR. W. POWELL JEFFREYS) PRIZE of X5 5, Range, 200 yards; seven shotp; position, any. Private A George, H, .£1 10s 3t Private W F Spivey, I, .£1 33 Private W T Davies, K, 7s lOd 32 Private David Evans, I, 7s lOd 32 Private Fincher, Ii, 7s lOd 32 Colour-sergeant W Francis, I, 7s 10d 32 Private D R Jones, K, 7s lOd 32 Corporal D Rogers, I, 7s lod 32 Private O Thomas, G, 7s 101 32 SIR ARTHUR STEPNEY'S PRIZE of .£10 (in the bronze medal aggregate). Range 600 yards position, prone. Ten shots; no sighting shots. Sergeant G S Ha-ries, K, XI 10s 42 Bugler C Edwards, K, Xi 41 Private W F Spivey, 1, 3i Private J W Paton, K,.£1 38 Lance-corporal W T Davies, K, J61 38 Colour-sergeant W Francis, 1, 15a 38 Corporal D Rogers, I, 12s 6d 36 Sergeant J Tomkins, G, 12s 6d 36 Private O Thomas, G, 10s 35 Private J P Morgan, G, 103 34 Private AT Thomas, K, 10s 34 Corporal B Spivey, H, 10s 3 4 Major Bythway, K, 32 MR D. PUGH'S PRIZE of £ o; range, 4'JO yards. Seven shots; any position. Private J W Paton, Llanelly, .£1 10s. 2 t Sergeant J Martin, do Yl 23 Sergeant G S Harris, do 10s 23 Corporal D Rogers, Carmarthen, 10s. 23 Bugler Edwards. Llanelly, 10s 23 Lance-corporal W T Davies, do 5s 22 Quartermaster-sergt 0 Richards, G, 5s 22 Lieut. T Jenkins, H, 5s 22 Private A George, H, 5s. 22 THE LORD-LIEUTENANT'S (EARL CAWDOR'S) PRIZE of £ 20. Ranges, 200, 500, and 600 yards seven shots at each range. Lance-corporal W T Davies, K, X3 92 Sergeant, G S Harries, K, £ 2 89 Private D R Jones, K, £ 1 10s 8t Sergeant Martin, K, Y.1 10s; 84 Lieut T Jenkins, H, JE1 81 Major Bythway, K, El 80 Sergeant G Jenkins, G, Xi 79 Sergeant R J Jones, I, Xl 78 Bugler C Edwards, K. Xl 78 Private A George, H, Xi 78 Lance-corporal E J Andrews, I, 15s. 77 Private E T Jones, K, 15s 77 Colour-sergeant W Francis, I, 15s 77 Sergeant J Pryor, E, 15s 76 Private J W Paton, K, 10s 76 Hon Member T E James, I, 10s. 76 Corporal D Rogers I, 10s 76 Private William Williams, K, 10s 76 Private E Fincher, K, 10s 72 Private 0 Thomas, G, 10s 72 THE LADIES PRIZE of about X10. Range, 200 yards seven shots. Position, any. Lance-corporal W T Davies, K, XI 10s 35 Sergeant G Jenkins, G, zi 33 Sergeant R J Jones, I, XI 33 Private J Morgan, I, XI 33 Corporal D Rogers, I XI 33 Bugler C Edwards, K, lis 5d 32 Private D Evans, I, lis 5d 3 Private DR Jones, K, lis 5d. 32 Private T E Jones, K, lis 5d. 32 Bandmaster Parfrey, K, lis 5d. 32 Private J W Paton, K, lis 5d. 32 I Private W F Spivey, I, lis 51. 32 BRONZE MEDAL of the National Rifle Association. Lance-Corporal W T Davies, Llanelly 236 Sergeant G S Harries, Llanelly, 235 H and I signify the Carmarthen companies; G that for Llandilo, and K that for Llanelly.
LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (BY ABERCORRAN). Laugharne, TuesJay. 0 TREAT TO THE CHOIR BOYS. On Thursday, the loth inst., through the kindness of Mrs Matthew Jones, organist of St. Martin's Parish Church, the choir boys enjoyed a very pleasant outing at Pendine. Arrived at the sea side, various games were indulged in, such as running, jumping, &c., -n ZD t, for which the boys received prizes, Mrs T. Kelsall and the Rev. J. M. Jones putting forth theii utmost endeavours to provide amus ment for the boys. Nor were their creature comforts neglected, for Mrs Jones had provided a capital tea, and to the latter ample justice was done. The party returned to Laugharne ill the evening, after experiencing 0 In a very pleasant and enjoyable outing, of which the boys will, no doubt, retain happy associa- tions. ORGAN RECITAL. On Sunday night last, after the service at St. Martin's Church, a short organ recital was given. Having been invited to remain, a large number of the Congregation availed themselves of the opportunity of hearing some very beautiful music. Mr Charles F. Williams, organist of Christ Church, Eastbourne, pre- sided at the organ, and rendered several pieces in a masterly manner. The violin solos were beautifully rendered by Mr Oliver Williams, the organ accompaniments being played by Mr C. F. Williams. CRICKET MATCH.—ST. CLEARS v. LAUGHARNE. Although but a few months have rolled by since the resuscitation of the Laugharne cricket club; and (in consequence of having commenced practice when the season was on the wane) the practices have necessarily been short, yet I am pleased to be in a position to record a victory for the home team. The c, club, having accepted the challenge of the St. Clears team, picked up the gauntlet on Satur- day last., and, favoured by glorious weather, went in to achieve "maiden" laurels. The match—an exciting one throughout—came off 0 9 in Orchard Park (kindly lent to the home team by Mrs Norton, Laugharne Castle). The Laugharne club was ably captained by Mr M. S. David, and equally well umpired by Mr Percy Davies (London). Mr J. S. M'Pherson did really splendid work for the home team. He batted and bowled equally well, and, with the exception of Mr Maurice Williams, was the only other player who reached double figures. Mr W. C. Griffith is a good all-round player. He has an accurate eye, and, with practice, would make a really excellent bowler. Mr Maurice Williams distinguished himself in batting and bowling. He also made a splendid long stop, hardly letting a ball go by. Mr W. Morse, too, batted well. The visitors showed splendid form, especially Mr Davies and Mr Carter, and wete seen to the greatest possible advan- tage in their bowling. On the other hand the fielding of the home team was very praise- worthy. The flrst innings resulted in a tie, but in the second innings the home team won by 3 runs. The energetic lion. sec. (Mr W. H. Saer) has done his level best in furthering the interests of the club. Before appending the score I should like to say one word more. The cricket season will soon have passed by, and I would suggest that, ere its close, the club should form itself into a football club as well, and thus keep the ball rolling." I herewith have much pleasure in appending the score :— LAUGHARNE. 1ST INNINGS. 2D INNINGS. J S McPherson, I b w, c Davies, b Jason Jason Thomas 0 Thomas 13 C F Williams, b W C c Dr. Harries, b Thomas 0 J Thomas 2 M S David, b J Thomas. I b Lyons ] W II SaAr, b W C Thomas 4 b Lyons 4 W C Griffith, c W C Thomas, b J Thomas 6 b W C Thomas 0 M Williams, b W Thomas 12 b Jason Thomas 1 W Morse, run out 3 b Lyons G W Owen, b W C Thomas 2 b W C Thomas 0 W Edwardee, b J Thomas 0 c Williams, b W C Thomas 0 O Williams, not out 0 b Lyons 1 W Jeremy, c Davies, b J Tiiowas 0 not out 1 Extras 1 Extras 4 Total 29 Total. 33 ST. CLEARS. 1ST INNINGS. 2ND INNINGS. Davies, b W C Griffith 8 b McPherson 5 J Carver, c McPherson, b c W Morse, b M S David 7 McPherson 4 W C Thomas, b Griffith. 0 b M S Davi 1 ] J S Thomas, b McPherson 0 b W C Griffith. 9 Lyons, run oat 4 c C F Williams, b McPherson 7 Smith, b M S David 6 b McPherson 0 Church, b McPherson. 0 c C F Williams, b McPherson 0 Dr. Harries, c M S David, b McPherson 2 run out 1 T Evans, c 0 Williams, b McPherson 1 b McPherson 0 W Williams, run out 0 b McPherson 0 Jason Thomas, not out 1 not out 0 Extras 3 Total 29 Total. 30
I LAMPETER-VELFREY FLOWER SHOW This great event of the year, as far as this place is concerned, came off on Wednesday last, and though the weather was showery, the show, on the whole, was a decided success. The follow- ing is a list of the articles exhibited and the names of the successful competitors Collection of vegetables—1, Mr Tudor Thomas 2, Rev D Pugh Evans. Open collection of potatoes—1, Mr Morgan, Penlan. Open collection of fruit—1, Mr Tulor Thomas. Spring onions (cottagers)—1, Evan Davis, Cily- cwm 2, Sarah Harries; 3, Owen Owens. Autumn onions (cottagers)—1, Bon Griffiths; 2, W Rees 3, Margaret Phillips. Spring onions (farmers)—1, Mr Rees, Black- aldern; 2, Mr Edward Thomas; 3, Mr Morgan, Penlan. Autumn onions (farmers)—1, Edward Thomas. Leeks (cottagers)-l, Ben Griffiths; 2, Joshua Salmon. Leeks (farmers)-l, Mr Rees, Blackaldern; 2, Mr Collins; 3, Mr Morgan, Penlan. Peas (farmers)-I, Mr Bushell; 2, Mr Morgan. Peas (cottagers)—1, Hannah Davies. Rhubarb (farmers)—1, Mr Collins. Rhubarb (cottagers)—1, Mr Rees. Broad beans (farmers)—1, Mr Bushell; 2, Mr Collins; 3, Mr James Thomas. Broad beans (cottagers)-l, Pierce Thomas; 2, Margaret Evans; 3, Sarah Harries. Kidney beans (farmers)—1, Mr Morgan, Penlan; 2, Mr Rees, Blackaldern. Bouquets (open)—1, Miss Gladys Thomas; 2, Miss Bushell. Bouquets (cottagers)—1, Martha J Harries; 2, Anne Lewis 3, Albert Davies. Best collection of ferns—1, Miss Salmon; 2, Daniel Evans. Collection of pot plants—1, Miss Parry; 2, Martha Owen; 3, Owen Owens. FUEchia-I, W Davidson. Best plant in show—1, W Davidson. Extra dahlia—1, Anne Lewis; 2, Daniel Evans; 3, Shem Perkins. Cactus dahlia-I, W Davidson; 2, John Howell. Best collection of potatoes (farmers)—1, Mr Davies, Gilfach; 2, Mr Edward Thomas; 3, Mr Bushell. Round potatoes—1, Evan Davies; 2, Martha Phillips. Kidney potatoes—1, Mr Collins; 2, Martha j Phillips. Collection of potatoes, cottagers—1, 0 Owens; 2, Joshua Salmon; 3, W Davidson. Extra small collection—Thomas Davies. Round potatoes—1, Evan Davies; 2, Margaret Evans. Kidney beans, cottagers—1, Pierce Thomas; 2, Owens; 3, Martha Owen. Cooking apples, farmers-I, Miss Morris; 2, Mrs Hughes 3, Mrs Rees. Cooking apples, cottagers—1, Sarah Harries 2, John Howells. Dessert apples, cottage.s-I, Mary Williams. Desert apples. farmers—1, Mrs Hughes. Lettuce-J, Thomas Davies; 2, Simon Harries. Cabbage—1, Martha Owen; 2, W Rees; 3, Simon Harries. Turnips, farmers—1, Mr Thomas. White turnips-1. Martha Phillips; 2, S Ovven. Sunflowers—1, Mr Rees; 2, Eliza Howell; 3, S Owen. Cut flowers, farmers—1, Mr Edward Thomas; 2, Mr Davies, Gilfach. Cottagers' cut flowers-I, Sarah Harries; 2, Eliza Howell; 3, Betsy Cunnick. Wild flowers-I, Mr Davies, Gilfach; 2, Anne Davies. Basket of wild, flowers-I, Miss Salmon; 2, Jas. Davies. Kidney potatoes—1, Sarah Harries; 2, Mary Williams; 3, Simon Harries. Bread-Miss Morris. Butter-Stephen Owen. Oat cake-Eliza Howells. Boiled potatoes—Hannah Harries. Best kept cottages—1, Elizebeth Howell, Deri Cottage; 2, Martha Owen; 3, Anne Davies and Ellen Rees. Wild Flowers (children)—], Mary Owen; 2, Mary Harries; 3, Mary Williams. Best kept garden-], Owen Owens; 2, William Rees 3, John Howells. Walking sticks—1, William Edwards; 2, James Evans and John James. Honey—W Davidson. Rabbits—1, Charles Thomas; 2, Philip Harries. Wood carving-William Edwards. Needlework—Mrs Pierce Thomas, Miss Willy, Miss Mary Salmon, Miss Margaret Salmon, Mrs Maria Owen, Miss Mary Phillips, Mrs James Davies, Miss James, Agnes Powell. Knitting—May Phillips, Martha Thomas, Nanny Powell. Caps—Martha Thomas, E Cnnich, J Wilcox. Quilting-M Phillips.
UNITED COUNTIES HUNTERS' SHOW. The twenty-fifth annual exhibition of hunters and colts, under the auspices of the United Counties Society, was held at Carmar- then on Thursday (yesterday). The number of entries was larger than usual, and the attendance was exceedingly good, a great number of the neighbouring gentry and others attending. An improvement in the arrange- ments was very apparent. The ring was made larger, and instead of the horses being galloped about in the show field while waiting for their turn for judging, they were confined to an adjoining field. Two and three year olds were good classes, as were also the weight carrying hunters, while four and five year olds were a fair lot; brood mares were moderate. The jumping competition was productive of much interest. The horses had five obstacles to clear, a bank, gorsed hurdles, wall, gate, and in and out hurdles. Few of the horses negociated the last three successfully, and after all the competitors had gone through the performance the judges selected three to make a second trial, namely, Mr Griffiths' Pill Box," Mr Lawrence's "Osman," and Mr Francis' "Kathleen." The first did not do so well this time, and the second fell at the wall. Number three, however, took the wall, and "in and out," capitally, and was awarded the first prize. The judges were :—Capt. W. H. Fife, Sandley, Gellingham, Dorset; Mr W. II. Jenkins, Upton House, Banbury, Oxfordshire Mr J. Cooper, Brook Hill, East Haddon, Northamptonshire. The following is the prize list:— Hunter, colt or filly, two years old (bred in the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan or Glamorgan)—1, 915, Capt. Higgon, Scolton, b. c. Me Gregor 2, 210, Mr Evans, Allty- cadno, Carmarthen, b. c. Cremorne; 3, jE2 10s, Mr Davies, Alliston, Pembroke, b. c., by "Chichester;" h.c., Mr Lewis, Norchard, Tenby, b. c. Volunteer c, Mr Vaughan, Fern Hill, Haverfordwest, b. f. Lady Bell." Hunter, colt or filly, three years old (bred in the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan)—1, R20, Mrs Jones, Glandenys, Lampeter, b. c. Protection 2, £ 10, Mrs Lort Phillips, Lawrenny, Pembroke, b. c. Burglar 3, 62 10s, Mr Anthony, Cilveithy, Kidwelly, ch. c. Councillor h. c., Mr Anthony, Gardde, Kidwelly, br. c. "Taffy." Hunter, four years old (bred in the counties of of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Gla- niorg.in)-I, £25, Mr Lort Phillips, M.F.H., Lawrenny, Pembroke, b. g. Popinjay 2, £15, Mr Worthington, Glynamel, Fishguard, b. g. "Cetewayo;" 3, jE5, Mr W udehouse, Llwynbedw, Boncath, b. g. "Spoof h. c., Mr Saunders-Davies, Pentre, Boncath, ch. g. Jimmie." Hunter, five years old (bred in the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan) -1, P,25, Mr Matthews, St. Fagan's, Cardiff, br. m. Lady O'Gorman 2, £ 15, Mr C. R. Stukes, Tenby, b. m. "Verity;" 3,.f2 10s, Mr Saunders-Davies, Pentre, Boncath, b. g. Wicked World." Hunter of any age, up to not less than 12 stone-I, £ 20, Mrs Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain, Llandovery, br. m. Brunette," five years 2, EIO, Mr Lort Phillips, M.F.H., Lawrenny, Pembroke, ch. g. York," 6 years 3, P,2 10s, Mr Colby, Rhosygilwen, Cardigan, ch. m. Pugilist," 7 years. Weight-carrying hunter of any age, up to not less than 14 stone—1, E20, Mr Saunders-Davies, Pentre, Boncath, b. g. Havard," 5 years 2, 210, Mrs Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain, LUndovery, br. g. "Taffy," a:ed h c, Col. Saurin, Orielton, b. sr. Sentinel," 7 years. Brood mare—1, 920, Mr Pryse Rice, Llwyn- ybrain, Llandovery, br. m. Plum Pudding 2, EIO, Mr Davies, Typicca, Golden Grove, ch. m. Jess." Jumper of any age—1, RIO, Mr Francis, Wedlock, Tenby, b. m. Kathleen 2, 25, Mr Griffiths, Trefloyne, Tenby, Pill Box."
LLANGRANOG. THIS primitive and quiet little watering-place was much enlivened on Tuesday, the 13th inst., by a very interesting concert, got up by a lady visitor. Dr. Powell, Newcastle-Emlyn, admir- ably filled the duties of chairman, and Mr Davies, of Pontgarreg Board School, as admirably carried out the duties of conductor. The proceeds of the sale of tickets, with the aid of subscriptions from a few friends, amount to nearly 240, and this sum is to be expended in making improvements on the shore, which will be determined by a com- mittee which has been formed. The following is the programme :—Part 1. Pianoforte duet, Pearl of the Sea," Misses Thomas and Jones Y Blodeuyn Olaf," Cranog Glee Party; song, Y Fam ai Baban," Miss Phillips duet, Sol- fa," Miss Southcott and Mr Ivor Lewis violin solo, Mr Rees; Mae'r Ceiliog wedi Canu,' Children's Choir; song, Love's Golden Dream" with piano and mandoline accompaniment, Miss Perry song, Mr J. H. Evans duet, Hear me, Norma," Misses Phillips and Jones song. Miss Jones; violin solo (Welsh airs), Miss Lisa Maries-Thomas; song, "Nymphs and Shep- herds," Miss Southcott. Part II. Mandoline solo, Beautiful Venice," Miss Mabel Perry Trewch, trewch y Tant," Cranog Glee Party quartette, Misses Southcott and Williams (piano), Miss Lisa Maries-Thomas and Mr Rees (violin) Awn i ben y wyddfa fawr," Party pianoforte solo, Miss Southcott song, Sweet Alan," with piano, mandoline, and banjo accompaniment, Miss Perry; song, Mr J. H. Evans; song, I Merry Zingara," Miss Phillips; Children's Choir; duet, Echoes," Misses Phillips and I Jones; song, "Llwybr yr Wyddfa," Mr Ivor Lewis Yr Haf," Cranog Glee Party finale, "HenWlad fy Nhadau," Miss Griffiths. The performers were all at their best, and the evening was a bright and merry one, long to be remem- bered, with many requests for such another next year.
[ LLANSTEPHAN. COMPLIMENTARY DINNER. -On Monday even- ing last, a complimentary dinner was given by the tenants of the Plas Estate, to their worthy landlord and landlady, Mr and Mrs Meares, at I the Union Hall Hotel. During the day, Mr Meares and his agent, Mr J. Howell Thomas, visited his tenants and inspected the farms and cottages on the Estate. The Llanstephan peal of bells sent forth a joyous welcome to Mr and Mrs Meares on their first visit to the place, the Meares family being held in great esteem by the inhabitants. A very large company sat down to dinner, including 52 tenants and visitors. An excellent spread had been provided by host and hostess Rees, their catering being well-known in the district, and on this occasion they received some well merited compliments. Among the tenants we noticed Messrs Thomas, Parky vicar Davies, Pentywyn Davies, Plasuchaf Thomas, Penycoed Phillips, Ffynonfair N. Church Hughes, Laques-fawr; J. Francis; Lewis, Cwmllanwybr; G. Davies; D. James Smith Rees James T. Rees, Union Hall; and others. The visitors included the Revs W. R. Lloyd D. S. Davies, vicar of Llanybri Dr. Carver Mr Carver Captain Edmunds Messrs Thomas, chemist W. Hanc jck Frank Church J. Morgan, National School T. Amos, L!anybri National School J. Thomas, D. Davies, Lord's Park; T. Thomas; B. Bowen; &c. Mr J. Howell Thomas occupied the chair, having on his right Mr and Mrs Meares, and on his left the Misses Thomas, Starling Park. After the cloth was removed, the chairman proposed the toast of "The Queen and the lloyal Family," which was drunk most loyally, the company sinking God save the Queen." The chairman next gave the toast of the evening, viz., Mr and Mrs Meares," which was drunk with musical honours. He (Mr Howell Thomas) dwelt at some length on the relations between landlord and tenant, and on his office as middle-man, who had to study the in- terests of the landlord on the one hand, andthore of the tenants on the other. He also eulogized the Meares family for their continued and successful efforts in improving the condition of the farms and tenantry on their Estate. He concluded by saying that Mr Meares was one of the best land- lords in South Wales. This expression produced an unanimous response of quite true from the tenants. Mr Meares then responded, and begged to apologize for his inability to respond to the toast in Welsh. He thanked them all most heartily for the kind way they had drunk his own and his wife's health, and also for the kind feeling which prompted such an enthusiastic reception as they had received on their first visit to Llanstephan. He also begged to thank them personally fer the handsome silver salver, which his tenants had presented to him on his marriage. He Telt extremely proud of his tenants, he knew that they were a genuine lot of thorough good Welshmen, who had shewn once before their love and devotion to his father, and he was now further gratified to see it extended to himself and his wife. He would never forget the kindness shewn towards him by his tenants, and if ever hard times came round they would always find in him a sympathizing friend (cheers). Mr Means next proposed the health of Mr J. Howell Thomas and his family." He praised the stewardship of Mr Howell Thomas and Mr Vincent Thomas, and expressed his indebtedness to the former for the cordial feeling which existed between him and his tenants. The toast was drunk with musical honours. Mr J. Howell Thomas thanked Mr Meares and the tenantry for the hearty reception they had given to the toast. He could not help being greatly pleased to find that his labours were equally appreciated by landlord and tenant alike. He had endeavoured to be just at all times, and had managed the Estate as if it was his own. He hoped the good feeling which now existed between all would be maintained as long as they lived. Mr Vincent Thomas also expressed his thanks for their kindness towards him. He had found that the people of Llanstephan were the jolliest fellows he had seen always kind ana pleasant whenever he met them. It was a pleasant duty for him to act under such a sym- pathizing landlord and such genuine and perse- vering tenants, and trusted their mutual friend- ship would last lifelong. In reply to the toast of The Tenants," Mr Davies, Pentywyn, begged to add his testimony to the harmonious relations which existed between landlord, agent, & tenants, one and all working for the common good. Mr Thomas, Penycoed, in a humorous speech, expressed the great pleasure the tenants felt at the presence of their landlord and his lady in their midst, and felt inclined to think that the more the landlord and tenant saw of each other the more they would love each other. Mrs Meares had told him that she liked Llanstephan very much. He thought that was a good omen. If they could persuade Mrs Meares to come and live among them, he felt sure that Mr Meares would not be far away. Mr Noel Church responded to the toast of the aged Vicar, and the Revs. W. R. Lloyd and D. S. Davies also responded to their respective toasts. Mr Meares proposed the health of Mr and Mrs Rees, of the Union Hall Hotel," and expressed his great- est satisfaction at the excellent dinner of which they had partaken, and hoped that they would enjoy a long, happy, and prosperous life at Llanstephan. Mr and Mrs Meares have won golden opinions from all, and their geniality, kindness, and sympathy will live long in the memory of the Llanstephanites.
LLANLLAWDDOG. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.-On Friday last, the scholars and teachers of the Llanllawddog Church Sunday School, numbering about 70, had an outing to the sea-side. The two waggons in which they were conveyed met the school near the Stag and Pheasant at six a.m., and after a pleasant journey Llanstephan was reached about 9.30. The weather, though marred by an occasional shower, proved on the whole to be very favourable, and it is needless to add that all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. At two p.m. all met at the house of Mrs James, the" Bull," where ample provision for the inner man had been provided by Mrs Davies, the Vicarage. After the cravings of the inner man had been satisfied, the school went in a body to visit the old castle, and the splendid views of the sur- rounding country and sands as seen from the castle were greatly appreciated. Subsequently the company divided into smaller sections for the purpose of visiting the neighbouring places of interest, it being understood that all were to meet at the Bull" for the return journey at 5.30. Punctually at the appointed time the start for home was made, and the Stag was reached about 9.30 p.m., without anything having occurred to mar the day's proceedings. The expenses of the trip were defrayed by Rev. W. Davies, M.A. Mrs Lloyd, Glangwili Mr Jones, Derlwyn Villa; and Mr Davies, Pentre- mawr.
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BIRTHS. JONES.-August 20th, at 5, Sawmill-terrace, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr Daniel Jones, compositor at the office of this paper, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. BRUNKER— JONES.— Aug. 20th, at Christ Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev. T. R. Walters, M. A.' Vicar, Mr John Brunker, to Julia Jane' second daugter of Mr John Jones, hairdresser, &c., Nott-square, and bandmaster of the Carmarthen Volunteer Brass Band, both of Carmarthen.
of the channel. The plan of defence is a, line of observation between the Lizard and Ushant, patrolled by the Rodney, Howe, Warspite and two or three powerful cruisers, supported by a squadron of the remaining ships, under the flag of Admiral Sir J. Tryon. The enemy was first sighted at 3.20 a.m., on the 17th, appearing in small squadrons and single ships evidently scattered, owing to the thick and heavy weather prevailing. Chase w .s immediately given, with the result that when thereof returned to Falmouth that night to fill up their coal bunkers, they had the satisfaction of reporting that Admiral Tracey in the Rodney had captured the first class ship Camperdown, as well as the Hero and Immortality. These vessels added to the strength of the defending fleet will tender the passage of the channel an arduous, if not an impracticable, task. It is not exactly clear whether the scattered formation in which the enemy's fleet presented itself was the result of design, or bad weather if the latter, it is not the first time that the elements have warred on our behalf, and it teaches us that though our modem ships are but huge machines in which the engineer has in great measure superseded the executive officer, yet careful seamanship is not altogether unavailing. Nelson's tactics were to keep his ships in close order, to pierce the enemy's line, and over- whelm one position before the other could come to its assistance. To keep vessels in proper station in order of sailing during heavy or foggy weather is no easy matter, and in the days of sailing ships put good seamanship to a seveie test. So now the squadron that < in maintain its order, whatever it may be, and he ready to afford mutual assistance by a concentrated force will have an advantage over scattered fleets that lay themselves open to defeat in detail.