District 3nte[ligencc. LLANSTEPHAN. WE regret to announce that the Rev. B. Evans, vicar of Llanstephan, died on Sunday, at the age of 89. Born in the year 1800, Mr Evans was educated at Lalllpeter, under the tuition of the late Rev. Eleazar Williams, and took Orders in 1822. After holding several curacies, he was appointed in 1836 rector of Glascombe, Radnor- shire, ano. became vicar of Llanstephan in 1843. We believe that the deceased was at the time of his death the oldest clergyman, not only in the Diocese of St. David's but in the Principality He leaves to mourn his death one daughter, an only child, who married in 1860 the Rev. Samuel Church, eldest son of the late Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Fairy Hill, Gower, and six grand- children. to whom he was very deeply attached. The funeral took place on Thursday (yesterday) at Llanstephan. LLANARTHNEY. AN accident occurred to Mr T. Davies, of Bremenda, Llanarthney, on Wednesday (21st inst.), which resulted fatally on Friday night. On the first-named day Mr Davies went to Llanegwad for the purpose of purchasing a young horse. After dining he took the horse home, and, it seems, rode it rather quickly past his own house, or else the animal started to run away. It is believed that Mr Davies pulled the animal up sharply, and was thrown off backwards. One account states that the animal stepped back upon him. Dr. Jones, Llanegwad, found Mr Davies suffering from severe internal injuries, but his intellect was clear, and continued so until Friday. Dr. Jones was about calling in other medical aid when the patient suddenly collapsed and died. The deceased was very well known in the country, being the owner of the Gellygryd estate, and although renting the Bremenda Farm, a person of independent means. He was elected in the Conservative interest as member for Llanarthney division of the Carmarthenshire County Council. He was one of the vice- chairmen of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians, and a member of the local highway board. Last Tuesday week Mr Davies acted as vice-chairman at a meeting of the Carmarthenshire Farmers' Club, and was one of the few members who spoke in opposition to the proposal to start the butter factory in the country. He was 47 years old. In the contest for the county council, Mr Davies was opposed by a Conservative (ltev. R. G. Lawrence, of Middleton Hall) who received only a comparatively few votes, and a Liberal (Rev. D. S. Davies, Congregational Minister, Carmar- then), who stood second on the poll, Mr T. Davies being returned.—The inquest was held on Monday afternoon (before Mr J. D. Rowlands, deputy-coroner for the district), at Bremenda, Llanarthney.—Thos. Davies, farmer, Castlehowell Llanegwad, brother-in-law to deceased, said that the latter was 47 years of age, and was a county councillor for the Llanarthney Division. De- ceased was at Castlehowell soon after mid-day on Wednesday last, when he obtained the loan of witness's mare, which he saddled for deceased. The mare, which was between five and six years of age, was by no means vicious—it was, in fact, very quiet. Deceased was a capital rider, had ridden very bad-tempered horses, and was quite accustomed to all sorts of stock. On this occasion the horse he mounted was very quiet. When deceased left Castlehowell with it all seemed to go well. Witness lost sight of deceased on the turnpike road towards Llanegwad, and the next witness heard of him was that he had hurt himself. On reaching Bremenda he saw deceased in bed, and in answer to an inquiry he said he was All right." He, however, noticed on deceased's head several indications of a fall, but deceased could not say how they had got there or what brought about the accident. Deceased lay in bed, suffering more or less acutely, until Friday evening, when he called loudly for his wife, and on her appearance signified that he was getting all right. This witness doubted. He, consequently, sent for Dr. Jones, Llanegwad. It was afterwards thought necessary to call in another doctor, but before this could be done deceased quietly expired.—Mrs Ann Lewis, Derlwyn, a labourer's wife, said that on Wednes- day afternoon she was going along the high road from Llanarthney to Bremenda, when she saw the deceased on horseback on the Carmarthen side of his residence. He appeared to have lost all control of the animal, which was galloping, and he passed his own house without evidently being able to pull up. About a dozen yards from Bremenda gates deceased fell off the horse on to his shoulder, and when the animal found she was riderless she halted and went up to the fallen man, who was then lying in an uncon- scious condition. With assistance deceased was taken to Bremenda. She observed that his hair and face were besmeared with blood. She thought that the deceased never tried to stop the horse.—Dr. Evan Jones, Glyncothi House, Nant- garedig, deposed that on Wednesday night he saw the deceased in bed, and learned from him that he had met with an accident. He complained of pain in the lower part of the bowels. On an examination of the urine witness found in it about an ounce of blood. He also discovered a scalp wound on the left side of the head and a swelling over the left eye. Witness subsequently returned with the intention of using an instru- ment. This was, however, found to be unneces- sary then, but he had to apply it to the bowels in the afternoon of Thursday. He attributed death to failure of the heart's action, the result of the shock of the fall.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony. LLANELLY. THE decease of Mr Thomas Main waring, Greenfields, Llanelly, took place on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness. Mr Mainwaring was a valued member of the official staff of Messrs. Nevill, Druce, and Co., Llanelly Copper Works. He had for many years taken a very active and prominent part in the public affairs ef the neighbourhood, and there were few institutions which he had not in some form or other contributed greatly to promote. By the Liberal party in the borough and the shire he will be sadly missed. For a quarter of a century he had been a faithful, energetic exponent of the Radical cause, sparing neither time nor trouble tor the furtherance of those principles so near and dear to his heart. Mr Mainwaring was a man of culture and wide reading, a charming com- panion, a reliable and sympathetic friend, and a worthy and honourable citizen. He was a con- sistent member of Park Congregational Church. Mr Mainwaring leaves one son and two daughters to mourn their irreparable loss. The funeral (a private one) took place at the Llanelly Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased gentleman was 55 years of age. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.—The annual meeting of the Llanelly Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday night. Mr Ernest Trubshaw presided over a meagre attendance. It was announced that the accounts showed a balance against the chamber of £24 odd, also that there were JE8 arrears, about half of which was irrecoverable. Comment was made on the position of the cham- ber, and regret expressed that so useful a body should not be in a more flourishing condition.— On the motion of Mr J. A. Williams, seconded by Mr David Evans, Mr Trubshaw was re-elected president. Mr Horsey was re-elected treasurer, and Mr Daniel Williams auditor.—On the motion of the President, seconded by Mr Gwilym Evans, Mr Isaiah Be van, proprietor of chemical works, was elected secretary in the room of Mr A. E. Old, resigned.—A cordial vote of thanks was rendered Mr Old for his past services.—It was reported that a revised postal scheme for Llanelly was new under the consideration of the authorities also that from October 1st, the one o'clock train would be so accelerated as to enable passengers to catch a fast express at Cardiff and so be in London the same evening. DIscussIOn took place on railway rates initiated by Mr Oliver Williams, LL. B. but no resolution was passed.—The managing committee of 12 members was also re-appointed. TEN B Y. ON Sunday morning, about eight o'clock, the Lady Gwendoline, which had arrived in Tenby from Cardiff the previous day and had anchored in Tenby Bay over night, was proceeding to the harbour, when she collided with a fishing trawler belonging to George Lewis, which was moored in the bay. Considerable damage was done to the trawler, she having her stern cut off. Little or no damage was done to the Lady Gwendoline, who returned in the morning to Cardiff with her passengers.
LLANDILO. FAIR. -At the annual August fair, held on the p 23rd iust., the following prices were quoted :— Horses, colliers," 14: to 15 hands, R25 to £ 30; carters, E25 to R35 cobs, zC25 to 235 strong horses, E30 to R45 colts, from £5 to E12 10s fat cattle, from zE16 to 1:22 stcre cattle sold readily at good prices. 95 ladies and gentlemen attended the Lawn Tennis Ball, held at the Drill Hall, on Friday evening last. The catering was satisfactorily carried out by Mr Griffith Williams (King's Head). Hulley's string band attended. VOLUNTEERs.-The annual shooting competi- tion was held at the Dynevor Range on Monday last. It was one of the most successful meetings ever held here. The weather was exceedingly fine, but a strong wind blew from the left across the range. Several ladies and gentlemen attended, including the Right Honourable Lord Dynevor, the Hon. Misses Rice, the Hon. W. Trevor Rice, Chief Constable W. Philipps, Adjutant Capt. Clarke, and Major Trick (Swan- ( sea. Major Thomas was in command. The arrangements were carried out by Sergeant- Instructor Lafferty and Quarter-Master Sergt. O. Richards. LADIES' PRIZE OF £ 6. Open to Members and Honorary Members of the Llandilo Company; seven shots at 200 yards. Lance-Sergt. J Lewis 30 Private J Waters 30 Hon. Member J L Thomas 30 Private D W Richards. 29 Private J P Morgan 29 Sergt. E Evans 29 Hon. Member R S Lewis 29 Quarter-Master Sergt. 0 Richards 28 Sergt. J Woodrow 28 Lieut. T G Williams 28 Sergt. J Tomkins 28 Private 0 Thomas 28 Private H F Tomkins 28 Private E A Roberts 27 Sergt. G W Jenkins 27 Private T J Michael 26 Sergt.-Instructor Lafferty 26 Private J Davies (3) 26 Private J Bowen. 26 Bugler R Davies. 25 Private W 0 Jones 25 Hon. Member J Hughes 24 Private E Butt 24 Private A Davies 24 OFFICERS' PRIZE OF £ 12. The number of drills attended during a certain period by each com- petitor to be added to his score. Pts. Drills Ti. Q.-M. Sergt. 0 Richards) —. 32 22 — 54 Lance-Sergt. J Lewis 32 22 — 54 Sergt. J Tornkin 32 22 — 54 Private Thomas Lewis 29 22 — 51 Bugler Rees Davies 27 22 — 49 Private 0 Thomas 26 22 — 48 Sergt. G W Jenkins 25 22 — 47 Lieut. T G Williams 27 20 — 47 Private J Davies (3) 26 20 — 46 Sergt. James Woodrow 24 22 — 46 Private J W Walters 27 19 — 46 Sergt. E Evans 31 15 — 46 Lance-Corpl. W Lewis 23 22 — 45 Major Thomas 27 17 44 Private A Davies 22 19 — 41 Private H PTomkins 25 16 — 41 Private Thomas Hopkins 20 20 — 40 Private E A Roberts 29 10 — 39 Private D W Richards 14 22 36 Private J Jhn Jones 14 22 36 Corporal David Lewis 14 22 36 Private Barlow. 20 14 34 Private E Butt. 17 16 33 Private J P Morgan 26 7 33 Private John Bowen 13 18 31 Private T Eustance 8 22 30 Lance-Corpl. W Williams 9 20 29 Private H C Parkiss 14 15 29 Private D Richards (2) 17 11 28 Private T J Michael 20 8 28 TTADESMEN'S PRIZES. Consisting of a variety of articles given by the tradesmen of Llandilo; seven shots at 200 yards. Surplus prizes to be distributed amongst members who did not com- pete according to merit in attendance of drills. Private J P Morgan 31 Private 0 Richards (2) 31 Sergt. James Woodrow. 31 Sergt. E Evans 30 Hon. Member J L Thomas 30 Quarter-Master Sergt. Owen Richards 30 Private T Hopkins 29 Sergt. J Lewis 29 Sergt. J Lafferty 29 Lance-Corpl. W Williams 29 Private E A Roberts 29 Private H F Tomkins 29 Private J Walters 28 Private Thomas Lewis 28 Private David Richards (1) 27 Hon. Member R S Lewis 27 Lance-Corpl. W Lewis 27 Sergt. G W Jenkins 27 Private J Davies 27 Sergt. J Tomkins 27 Bugler Rees Davies 26 Private H H Owens 26 Private T J Michael 25 Lieut. T G Williams 25 Private William Edwards 25 Private Hugh Howells 25 I-Iol.-Sergt. P Davies 25 Private Lewis Clarke 23 Private W 0 Jones 23 Hon. Member J Hughes 23 Private D Richards (2) 23 Private Barlow 22 Private J Bowen. 22 Private W Davies 22 Piivate Morgan Th-umas 11 Private Parkiss 21 Corpl. D Lewis 21 Private John Jones 20 Major Thomas 20 Private E Butt 19 Private A Davies 18 Private J R Jones 18 Private Ll. Oxenham 17 Corporal F Smith 14 Private T Eustance 12 Private H Walters 11 GENTLEMEN'S PRIZE OF £ 11. Seven shots at 500 yards. Private 0 Thomas 31 Quarter-Master Sergt. 0 Richards 30 Sergt. E Evans 30 Lance-Sergt. J Lewis 30 Private J P Morgan 29 Private E A Roberts. 29 Hon. Member R S Lewis 28 Lieut. T G Williams 27 Sergt. J Tomkins 27 Private H F Tomkins 26 Private J Walters 26 Private Thomas Lewis 26 Bugler Rees Davies 26 Sergt. G W Jenkins 25 Private A Davies 25 Private D Richards 25 Major Thomas 25 Sergt. Lafferty 24 Hon. Member J Hughes 23 Sergt. James Woodrow. 23 Private E Butt 23 Private H C Parkiss 22 Private J Davies (3) 21 Private Ll. Oxenham 20 MR. D. PCGH, M.P.'S PRIZE OF £ 5 5s. For firing at known and unknown distances in extended and close order. No. 4 (Lieut. Williams') Squad 77 No. 5 (Sergt. Lewis's) Squad 73 No. 3 (Sergt. E Evans's) Squad 72 No. 6 (Sergt. G W Jenkins') Squad 69 AN AGGREGATE CUP presented by Lady Dynevor. Given to the competitor making the highest aggregate in competition Nos. 1, 2,3 and 4, drills not to count. I Lance-Sergt. John Lewis (Cup) 121 Quarter-Master Sergt. 0 Richards 120 Sergeant E Evans 120 Private Owen Thomas 116 Private J P Morgan 115 Sergt. J Tomkins 114 Private E A Roberts 114 Much interest was shewn in this competition, which culminated in no little excitement when it became known that Quarter-Master Sergeant O. Richards and Sergeant E. Evans had tied," and were only one point behind Sergt. Lewis. RECRUIT'S PRIZE <)p Xi range, 200 yards. Open to recruits who had joined since October 31st, 1888, and who were efficient in drill. Private H F Tomkins 20 Private W Davies 18 Private Ll. Oxenham 18 Private A Davies 17 Pliva,te H C Parkiss. 17 Private H H Owens. 16 Private David Richards 15
LAMPETER. MONTHLY MARKET.—Held on Monday last, the 21st inst., but was not so well attended as former ones, the cause of which is evident by the fact that the August fair was only held the week before. TEIFI.—The river at and near Lampeter is at present in good condition for salmon fishing, several fine specimens having been landed during the week, two being taken in one day (Monday) by Mr William Roberts, of Bridge-street, and one fine fish weighing 161bs. was on the same day captured after some exciting manoeuvring by IMr John Jones, of the White Lion. Mr George Summerby has taken one or two fine trout with the natural minnow. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—A meeting of the Board of Guardians was held on Friday last. Present—Mr David Davies, Velindre (in the chair), Mr Lewis Davies, Gelli Rev Daniel Jones, Lampeter; Rev Daniel Griffiths, Tre- fit an Messrs David Davies, Lampeter; David Evans, Cellan William Rees, Llangybi; David Thomas, Llanwenog John Rees, Pencarreo; Evan Davies, Llanfairclydogau, and D. Davies, and Griffith Jones, Llanybyther. —-The out in the Lampeter district, per Mr David Parry, amounted to the sum of £32 2s, to 157 paupers Llanybyther district, per Mr David Evans, £30178, to 139 paupers.—The number in the house was 26 corresponding week in last year 18. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 38; corresponding period in last year 29. —The Master reported as follows :—On the 14th instant all the inmates (with the exception of three old people, who were unwell) were taken to Aberayron, accompanied by the matron, in Mr Jonah Evans' four-horse coach, at the cost of Mr David Davies, the chairman of the Board. The inmates desired him to state that they are very thankful to Mr Davies for his kindness. On Saturday, the 10th inst., a tramp named George Smith was sentenced to seven days' impri- sonment for having refused to perform the task allotted to him at the Workhouse.—On the motion of the Rev Daniel Griffiths, and seconded by Mr David Davies, Lampeter, a cordial vote of thanks to Mr Davies for his treat to the inmates was passed.—A letter from the clerk of the Llandilo Union accepting Evan Evans, a pauper, without an order of removal, was read, and the master was directed to take the pauper to the Llandilo Workhouse.—The Clerk was directed to write to the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum request- ing that the charges for the maintenance of Margaret Davies, a pauper lunatic, be made against the Lampeter Union.—The monthly statements of the collectors of the several parishes in the Union for the month of July were laid before the Board. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.—A meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority was held on Friday last, the Rev. Daniel Jones in the chair.—Mr Evan Cambria Thomas was unanimously ap- pointed medical officer of health for the Llanyby- ther District at a salary of £10 per annum, sub- ject to the approval of the Local Government Board.—Mr Wm. Rees, the sanitary inspector, reported as follows To the Chairman and Members of the Lampeter Sanitary Authority.— Gentlemen,—I am glad to say again that the state of the Union's health is very satisfac- tory. I went through a part of the different parishes, and have but little to complain of. The water supply has been very scarce during the the whole of the summer months, and in many parts some householders had to go a full mile for both domestic and other waters. Since my last report, a month ago, I have been a good deal through the parishes of Pencarreg, Llanybyther, &c., villages, and found no complaint to make in either place.—Yours respectfully, W. REES." AGRICULTURAL Snow. —A well-attended meet- ing of the members uf the above Society was held at the Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, on Friday the 23rd instant, to elect judges, stewards, &c., and make other arrangements for the coming show, which is fixed for the 2nd October next. In the absence of the chairman for the year, Colonel Lewes, Llanlear, who had written to say that he could not attend, Mr Lewis Davies, Gelli, presided over the meeting. There were also present -.—Messrs David Davies, Velindre John Rees, Dolgwmissa, Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf; Evan Evans, Maesmynach John Evans, Pontfaen Dan Jenkins, Pentrefelin W. Davies, Ffynonfair D. Price, Fronbeder John Jones, Tynloft John Jordan Jones, Rhydygof W. Williams, Pentre, Llanfair Ben Rees, Glanteifi Price Jones, Rhydygof Joseph Price, Gwarcoed; and J. D. Jenkins, Rhydybene; David Lloyd and David Evaus, secretaries. From the number of committee men present, and the enthusiasm shown at the meeting it would appear that exceptional interest is taken in this year's show, which promises to be very successful. The jumping competition which the committee have introduced in connection with the show, adds very much to its efficiency. It was, nevertheless, felt that the co-operation of a few more of the landed gentry was needed to make the show what the committee thought a complete success. The show had held its own, even throughout the long years of depression which the country suffered, and when other shows in the Principality were given up. Suitable judges were appointed for this year's show as well as stewards, keepers, &c. COUNTY COURT. This Court was held on Monday last, before his Honour Judge Beresford. There were several disputed cases to be disposed of, but, owing to the time taken up by one or two cases of minor importance, some had to be adjourned to the next court. The following cases were disposed of .-—Junes v. Price. -This was an action brought by Mr Rees Jones, Pontllen Mills, Pontardulais, against Rees Price' Llanddewi-brefi, hosier, to recover JE5 4s, balance due for goods sold and delivered. Mr W. p. Owen (Messrs Griffith Jones & Co.) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr A. J. Hughes for the defendant.—Rees Jones, sworn I left Llan- ddewi-brefi in May, 1888, and I sold to defendant a week before my leaving two looms for JB4 and an oven for £1. The defendant now lives in the house I lived in. My son was present when the conversation took place about the looms and oven. I do not know whether the oven is now in use.—Cross-examined by Mr A. J. Hughes I did not think it necessary to bring Jeremiah Jones' letter in which he stated that I had not left all the things. I did not tell Mr Price that he was to have all in the house in connection with the factory. I took away a shuttle and harness. I said I would sell him the shuttle also if he wanted it very much. The defendant never refused to buy the oven for 5s, and I was willing to take it away if he would not buy it.—The evidence of the plaintiff was corroborated by his son and sister, and after the defendant and several witnesses had been called, his Honour gave a verdict in favour of the defendant, the money in court to be handed to plaintiff. Griffiths v. Jones.—This was an action brought by David Griffiths, Cefenyresgair, Tregaron (for whom Mr Owen appeared) against Stephen Jones, of Blaenpant, Tregaron, farmer, to recover JE6, balance of amount due on an I O U given by defendant to plaintiff, dated 14th November, 1888. Mr J. Ernest Lloyd appeared for defen- dant. Judgment for the plaintiff, to be paid in a fortnight.—Jones v. Thomas.—This was an action brought by Joseph Thomas, Penrhyn, Cilycwm, farm Q bailiff, against Thomas Jones, Troedrhyw- riddwen, Llanddewi-brefi, to recover the sum of j67 8s 4d, balance for work done at defendant's farm. Mr W. P. Owen appeared for plaintiff, and Mr H. Alfred Thomas, Llandovery, for the defendant.—The plaintiff, sworn, said he went to the defendant's service on the 5th April, 1888, as farm servant; his wages were 10s per week. At the end of April his wages were raised to lis per week. He produced a book in which he entered the days worked for defendant and the sums he had received on account.—Defendant called said that he had only agreed with plaintiff to pay him at the rate of 7s per week. The plaintiff and defendant had settled accounts before he left his service. There was a balance of 3s odd due to plaintiff at the time, which he then settled by payment of 10s. —The defendant's wife was called to corroborate this statement.—His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for the full amount.— Williams v. Jones.—This was a claim forj616 15s, being the price paid by him (together with costs incurred by the defendant's default) to the defendant for a pony bought by him from the defendant at Llanybyther fair on the 21st July, 1888, and which pony the defendant had no right or title to sell, the same having been stolen, and of the money received for the resale of which the plaintiff was subsequently deprived by action at law at the suit of Thomas Davies, of Blaen- rhysglog, Conwil-Caio, Carmarthenshire. The plaintiff (Charles Williams) resides at Pantmawr, Llansawel, and is a farmer and horse dealer, and the defendant (Thomas Jones) resides at Glandwr, Velindre, Penboyr, Carmarthen, farmer.—Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, instructed by Mr J. W. Nicholas, of Llandilo, appeared for the plaintiff. Defendant was undefended. Counsel, in his opening state- ment, said that the defendant had sold a pony to the plaintiff for zElO 15s at a fair at Llanybyther in July, 1888. It subsequently turned out that the pony was a stolen one, and the defendant had been imprisoned by the court of Quarter Sessions at Carmarthen for having stolen it, and the original owner sued the present plaintiff in the Llandilo County Court, and recovered the sum of C16 15s, the value of the pony, and costs amounting to 26. The plaintiff now sued the defendant for the recovery of such sums. —The plaintiff was called to support this statement, and the defendant, who chose to put no question to him, appeared to have no defence, and his Honour thereupon gave judgment for plaintiff.
CARDIGAN. BREWSTER SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Friday, held before the Mayor and Messrs W. Woodward and J. H. Miles, the majority of the licenses within the borough were granted, there being no objections but on account of dissatis- faction expressed by the bench with the manner in which they had been conducted, the certifi- cates were withheld for a time from a number of houses. PROPERTY SALE.—On Saturday last, at the Black Lion Hotel, Mr Thomas Evans offered for sale 19 lots of freehold property in Pembroke- shire, and two lots of perpetual rent charges. The first lot was Trecoon Farm, containing 56a Or. 35p., with a good supply of water, and adjoining the highway from Cardigan to Crymych. The timber was valued at £ 90. The bids reached £1,480, when it was withdrawn. Lot 2 was also withdrawn. Lot 3, five fields, forming the desirable holding of Fronbant, was withdrawn, the highest bid being £ 265. Lot 4, the very compact and valuable farm known as Clover Hill, containing 13a 3r 19p, was sold to Mr Caleb Phillips, Tymawr, Blaenfoes, for £ 515. Lot 5, a dwelling-house, known as Dolwen, with about 3a 1r 4p of pasture and arable land, was purchased by Mr Wm. Davies, the tenant, for 2210. Lots 6 and 7, containing a slang of land, of la Ir 12p, and five small fields, of 2a 1r 38p, was purchased by Mr Wm. Jonas, Rhos Inn, for 9225. These are excellent building sites. Lot 7, two fields of pasture land, containing 3a lr 30p, was purchased by Mr Daniel Luke, Penparkeithin, for JE120. Lot 9, a field of pasture land called Parktycwrdd, adjoining Blaenffos Chapal, containing 3a lr 30p, was purchased by the Rev J. Thomas for £135. Lot 13, a cottage called Tycanol, with yard and garden was sold to Mr Morris Davies, the tenant, for E52. Lot 14, a cottage, yard, and garden, known as Black Lion, was sold to Mr William Morris, Maencoch, Blaenffos, for 250. Lot 18, a rectangular slang of building site, near Antioch, Chapel, containing 2r, was knocked down to Mr Jas. James, London Hoase, Crymmych, for jMO. Lot 19, the very compact farm of Cefnuchaf, otherwise Cefnmawr, with the newly-erected and convenient house and outhouses, immediately adjoining the CrymmychRailway Station premises, was withdrawn, the highest bid obtainable being 21,420, with 225 for machinery. The other lots were withdrawn. Messrs Asa and Ivor Evans were the solicitors for the vendors.
BONCATH. WILL the weather hold up ? was the question on hundreds of lips last Saturday. The numerous enquirers were members of the Boncath Habitation of the Primrose League anxious to enjoy the hospitality of Mrs Colby, who had in- vited them to spend a happy day in her beautiful grounds at Ffynone. Immense preparations had been going on all day Friday, and tents aud marquees shewed that every endeavour had been made to ensure success, whilst a fair display of bunting brightened up the approaches to the mansion. At three p.m., the school children were regaled with tea, bread and butter and cake. Whilst this process was going on the gong sounded, and the vast multitude assembled round a waggon in which Mrs Colby and the principal speakers were seated. The hostess in a few well-selected words welcomed her guests. Colonel Esmonde White and Captain Jones- Parry then addressed the audience, followed by other speakers. The guests then broke up into parties, and betook themselver to their several amusements. Every kind of entertainment was in evidence, and patronised by their different votaries. Aunt Sally, rounders, cricket, quoits, all came in for their turn, whilst greasy pole, rolling horse, swing baskets, gave many an opportunity of shewing their skill and gaining a prize. One fair lady with undoubted winning ways succeeded in knocking off the pennies whilst seated in a swinging basket, whose motion reminded one of the Dover and Calais steam boats in a chopping sea. A most excellent tea was provided in the marquee, and the relays of eatables seemed end- less. The tables were presided over by Mrs and Miss Higgon, Miss Rigby and Miss Forster, whose efforts to give their guests a comfortable tea v, ere crowned with success. The Cardigan Volunteer band was a prominent and pleasing item in the day proceedings. Atter tea, sack and other races took place, and then dancing commenced. The young men of the neighbour- hood were somewhat shy, and did not seek partners as readily as could have been wished. About 7.30 a procession was formed by Colonel Picton Evans, with the band leading, and marched to the hall door where Mrs Colby awaited them on the steps. After wishing her guests a good night, three hearty cheers were given for Mrs Colby, and then with the National Anthem the proceedings terminated.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. LATE on Friday night an alarming fire broke out on the premises of Messrs Day and Bell, grocers and provision dealers, Newcastle-Emlyn, which resulted in the complete destruction of their extensive storehouse, stable, and coach- house, containing the greater portion of their stock-in-trade, estimated to be worth from 2800 to ggOO, To make the affair still more serious, two valuable horses and a couple of dogs were burnt to death, the animals being enveloped in flames some time before the fire was discovered. PENRHIWPAL PETTY SESSIONS. —These sessions was held at the above place on Tuesday, the 27th August, before the Rev. R. J. Lloyd, Mr E. H. L. Fitzwilliams, and Dr. D. Lloyd. P.C. D. Jones (34), Adpar, charged Sam Hayes and William Lord, of Beddgeraint, Troedyraur (doggers), with being drunk and disorderly at Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, in the parish of Llan- dyfriog, on the 5th day of August, 1889. Fined 10s. each and costs. They were also charged by the same constable with assaulting him while in the execution of his duty at the same place and time. Fined 93 each and costs. Mr H. R. Daniel appeared on behalf of the defendants.
ABERYSTWITH. PETTY SESSIONS.—Last Wednesday, before Messrs J. W. Szlumper and O. L. Roberts, John Richards, Moor-street, was fined 5s. for being drunk at Aberystwith on the 23rd inst. Mrs Roberts, Gloucester House, Marine Terrace, was fined la. for ordering or permitting her servant girl to stand on the window sill of her house for the purpose of cleaning the same. Several cases were adjourned. EVENING CONCERT.—On Friday and Monday evenings last, Mdlle. De Liana and Mon. Henry Seiffert, gave a capital entertainment of instru- mental music at the Queen's Hotel Assembly Rooms. The excellent playing of Mdlle. on the piano, and of Mon. Seiffert on the violin, elicited the hearty cheers of a large and delighted audience.
LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTff. COMING OF AGE.—Saturday, the 17th instant, will be a day long remembered by the family of Gwernmacwydd, as well as their tenants and neighbours, when Mr Charles Bowen, the only son and heir of Mr Richard Bowen, attained his majority. Mr Charles Bowen has already proved himself a very useful and promising young man in the neighbourhood. He is the organist of the parish Church, in which he takes great delight and pleasure and he is also a great acquisition to the Conservative cause, having lately been appointed secretary for the district.
ABERAYRON. CONCERT.—The third of a series of concerts got up during this month in aid of the Town Improvement Fund, was held at the Town Hall, Aberayron, on Friday, when a fairly good audience were present. The concert was an excellent one, the talent collected being much above the average, and a capital pro- gramme being the result. The following is the programme :—Part I. Instrumental duet: Violin, Miss Nina Hutchins, piano, Miss Hutchins; song, "I Bias Gogerddan," Mr B. Z5 Z5 Cledan Jones; duet, "The Wind and the Harp," Miss Kate Jones and Miss S. A. Evans; song, The Storm Fiend," Mr James Williams (encored) part song, Myfanwy," male voice party; song, The Pilgrim of Love," Rev. J. 1. Thomas song, Miss Maud Richards; duet, "The Minute Gun at Sea," Rev. J. I. Thomas and Mrs Thomas; song, "A Warrior Bold," Mr John James; quar- tette, "By Celia's Arbour," Messrs J. R. Phillips, B. C. Jones, J. Williams, and Dr. Williams. Part II. Pianoforte duet, Italy," Mrs Taylor and Miss Lewes (encored) song, "Old Timbertoes," Mr D. Phillips, C.E.; song, When the Tide comes in," M rs D. R. Jones (encored); song, "St. Paul's," Me J. M. Howell; quartette, 0, who will o'er the downs," Mrs D. R. Jones, Miss Griffiths, Mr J. Roberts, and Mr J. Williams; song, Llwybr yr A yddfa," Mr J. R. Phillips (encored); solo, Killarney," Mrs J. I. Thomas; song, A. Romany Lass," Dr. Williams; song, Blodwen F'anwylyd," Rev. J. I. Thomas (encored) chorus, Ymdaith y Myncod," male voice party; song, Quite English, you know," Mr D. G. Munro-Hughes (encored) God Save the Queen."
CENARTH. ON Wednesday, the 21st inst., a very successful meeting of the Cenarth Wardensbip of the Newcastle-Emlyn Habitation of the Primrose League was got up by the exertion of Mrs Bate, of Gellidywell. The proceedings were unique in two very important features. Firstly, Mr Williams, of Gelligatti, a sub-warden, took the chair. This is just as it should be; hitherto sufficient prominence has not been given to those holding subordinate posts in the League, but who are the backbone of the organisation, and who, by their daily intercourse with their neighbours, can do so much to advance its interests. Secondly, a prize was offered by Mrs Bate for the best speech in Welsh on the principles of the Primrose League. The competition was open, and the merits of Mr Davies, Alltgudd, and Mr Thomas, Yet, were so equal that Capt. Jones- Parry decided the matter by giving a second prize of similar value to that given by Mrs Bate. Strange to say, both the winners are supposed to be advanced Liberals. Capt. Jones-Parry— though no longer officially connected with the Primrose League—delivered a short address. The musical arrangements were very satisfactory. The guitar and violin playing of the youthful daughters of Major Bate gave much pleasure to an audience not much used to instrumental music. Miss Bristed charmed her hearers with her violin solo and her song with guitar accom- paniment. The duet from Norma" brought out the well-known talents of Miss Phillips and Miss Jones, whilst the re3t of the performance elicited shouts of laughter from old and young. Bones y did not look happy with a fractured tamboriue, but his jokes were as good as ever. We subjoin a programme :-Part 1. Chorus, Cenarth School- children Primrose Leagne speech, Capt. Jones- Parry song with guitar accompaniment, Mrs Bate and Miss Dorothy Bate song, Mr Jones violin solo, Miss Leila Bate, accompanied by Miss Dorothy Bate Primrose League chorus, Messrs Rosser, Evans, W. Thomas, &c. Prim- rose League speech, Mr Evans, Pengwernuchaf; violin solo, Miss Bristed Huntsman's Chorus," Capel Tygwydd Party song, Mr S. Jones vocal duet, Miss Phillips and Miss Jones Primrose League speech, Mr Jones, Trebedw performance by the Newcastle Emlyn Christy Minstrels. Part II. Song with guitar accompaniment, Miss Bristed Children s voices," Capel Tygwydd Party farce, "Black Justice,"Christy Minstrels. Characters Judge, Mr F. W. Cassell Counsel, Mr Frank Davies Crier, Mr J. P. Jones Super, Mr A. H. Maurice Big Amy, Mr W. J. Evans; finale, Diiw gadwo'r Freiiines."
BORTH. WE are glad to find that the bazaar held last week, to liquidate the debt upon the Vicarage, fully satisfied the expectations of its promoters. Over £ 300 was realised, a sum almost sufficient to clear off the existing debt.
TALLEY. THE VACANT INCUMBENCY.—This living, it will be remembered, became vacant by the death, in JUlie last, of the late vicar, the Rev. David Rees. The patrons-Mrs Morgan, of 48, Grand Parade, Brighton, and Mr Daniel Morgan, of Cwmgigfran, Talley—have just presented the Rev. James Hughes Lloyd, M.A., at present curate of Aber- amman, Aberdare, to the vacancy. The selection of the new vicar was delegated by the patrons to the Churchwardens (Sir James H. W. Drummond Bart., Edwinsford, and Mr D. Long-Price, Talley House), and Mr Lloyd was chosen by them out of a large number of most worthy applications. There is a strong feeling throughout the parish that the patrons have made a wise selection, and the appointment has given great satisfaction to the supporters of the Church in general.
LLANDOVERY. SCHOLASTIC.—At the Higher Local Examina- tion for June last, held at Bristol, Miss M. E. Price, of Plas-y-Dderwen, was a successful candi- date. VOTE OF THANKS TO THE VICAR.—A vote of thanks was passed on the joint motion of Mr J. R. Price, and the chairman at the meeting of the Board of Guardians, on Friday, to the Rev. John Evans, vicar, for his kindness in presenting tickets to the children of the workhouse on the occasion of the Sunday School trip to Swansea. DEATH.—Mrs E. Evans, School Lane, died last week, at the advanced age of 87. She was buried on Saturday at Llandingat Churchyard. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians was held in the Town-hall, on Friday, under the presidency of Mr George Jones, Ystrad. The treasurer's account showed a balance in hand of £ 305 0s 9jd The usual routine business was gone through. A NEWSPAPER FOR LLANDOVERY.—A corres- pondent, Bizmo," writes that there is a rumour afloat, but with what foundation he has not been able to ascertain, that shortly Llandoveryians are to behold a newspaper run out in their own little town, conducted on strictly non-political lines, and that an attempt will be made to secure contributors who will aim at presenting their matter in as original a style as possible. He continues H I fancy that it will entail the exercise of indefatigable energy to obtain I I copy" sufficient generally to fill a very small sheet here. But the conductors are bold and dauntless men, according to accounts current, who will leave no stone unturned to make the venture turn out a success."
PEMBROKE DOCK. AT the Pembroke Dock monthly county-court, on Wednesday, a bankruptcy application in re Morris William Lloyd Owen came before Judge Beresford. Mr Owen owed between E3,000 and P,4,000 to his unsecured creditors. In August, 1887, Mr Owen was adjudicated bankrupt, but he had recently made arrangements with the trustees of his marriage settlement which would enable him to pay all his creditors in full, and all costs. The terms of the arrangements so made by him had been justly explained to a meeting of Mr Owen's creditors, who were unanimous in their approval and acceptance of the proposal.—Mr Brown, who appeared for the official receiver, asked the court now to approve of the scheme.— Mr Price said he appeared on behalf of Mr Bowen, the creditors' trustee, to support Mr Brown's application for approval of the scheme. —His Honour, after reading the scheme of arrangement, intimated his acquiescence.
LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (By ABERCORRAN). Laugharne, Tuesday. GRAND BAZAAR. To most people a bazaar is a great attraction, and I have no doubt many of your readers will be pleased to hear that a grand bazaar is to be hold in the grounds at Llanmiloe, (the seat of Mr. Morgan Jones, J.P.) near the pretty, and now popular watering place—Pendine. These extensive and picturesque grounds and lawns, with a magnificent background of grand woodland scenery, are admirably and pecu- liarly suitable for such a purpose, and, if the weather prove propitious, there will, undoubt- edly be a large number of visitors present. It is purposed holding the bazaar on Thursday, 0 y September 5th, proxThe stalls will be held by Mrs Jones, Llanmiloe; Mrs Pugh Evans, Lampeter Velfrey; Mrs Falkener. Glanymor, Laugharne; and other ladies. The parishioners' stall will be held by Mrs Philipps, Mrs James, Mrs Perkins and Mrs Ebsworth. There will be a stall for the sale of live stock, farm produce, flowers, etc., Tea will be provided at sixpence per head. The gate will be open at 2 o'clock p m. and the prices of admission will be as follows Adults, 6d, children, 3d. As the amount which is realised by the bazaar will be devoted to a laudable object, I sincerely wish the undertaking every success, and hope its energetic promoters will have netted a good round sum at the close of the day's sales. lo those who possess both the will and the way," and who are ever ready and willing to assist in the furtherance of every good work, I would respectfully intimate that, contributions will be very thankfully received by the Rev. O. Jones Thomas, Kiffig Vicarage, Narberth, EVENING CONCERT. A grand concert, consisting of vocal and instrumental music, was given in the National Schoolroom on Tuesday last. The stage had been prettily and tastefully decorated for the occasion, and the audience was large and ap- preciative, and comprised most of the dite of the town. The chief source of attraction was, of course, the instrumental music, and much pleasurable anticipation was, therefore, centred in the same. As an instance of what native genius has accomplished, I take advan- tage of the opportunity afforded me here to point with justifiable pride to the position which the Brothers Williams have attained in the musical world. I shall be re-echoing the sentiments of every citizen when I say that the Brothers Williams are an honour to their native place and a credit to the profes- sion. Mr Charles F. Williams (organist of Christ Church, Eastbourne), presided at the piano, and accompanied throughout in an able and masterly manner. The programme opened with a trio—piano, violin, and violoncello (Beethoven), beautifully rendered by Messrs. C., 0., and A. Williams. As a pianist, Mr C. F. Williams' wonderful manipulation of his instrument was very noticeable, and the rich pure tone and blend of the three instru- ments was very charming and pleasing to the ear. Miss Laura Wilkins sang '« Thou art so near" ( Reichardt) very sweetly and pleasantly, and was warmly applauded. Mr O. Williams' violin solo, Sonata" (Tarti-ni) proved a rich, musical treat, the accompaniment being bril- liantly rendered by Mr C. F. Williams. Mr W. Jeremy sang "The Bugler" (Pinsuti) in capital style, and his subsequent rendering of The Goodwin Sands" (Adams) elicited a well merited encore. Mr Jeremy sang Tom Bowling in response to the encore. The violoncello solo "Reverie" (Bottesini) was admirably rendered by Mr Arthur Wil- liams, whose able manipulation of the 'cello he loves so well promises great things in the future. Miss Julia Wilkins' contralto voice, sweet and low, was heard to advantage in "The old, old way" (Roeckel), and received well merited applause. The duet Love and War" (Cooke) was thoroughly well sung by Mr Maurice Williams and Mr W. Jeremy. The second part opened with the trio, piano, violin, and violoncello (Mozart), by Messrs. C., 0., and A. Williams. This was an ex- quisite morceau, in which the several instru- mentalists excelled themselves, the ripple and boom of the piano telling its own tale --a veritable" song without words." Side by side to the Better Land was very well sung by Miss Lewis, of Bronwast, and, in response to an encore, she sang "The Bells of a Aberdovey." Between the changes in the violin solo, "Tarantelli" (Raff), Mr Oliver Williams excellent rendering elicited reite- rated applause. Miss Lizzie Howells sang 11 Horne" sweetiv and unaffectedly, and was encored. She has a voice of moderate com- pass, sweet tone, and accurate intonation. Mr Arthur Williams' violoncello solo, air with variations (Beethoven) was enthusiasti- cally re-demanded, but tli6 request was not acceded to. The charming rendering ot Haydn's beautiful and lively trio—piano, violin, and violoncello, by Messrs. C., 0., and A. Wil- liams, brought the concert to the stage of God save the Queen." The sum realised by the concert will, I believe, be applied to the purchase of new music for the Philharmonic Society. Before dismissing the subject, I should like to reiterate once again how much we are indebted to the Brothers Williams for the musical treat we enjoyed so thoroughly on Tuesday evening last. They will shortly be leaving the town, and "Abercorran" herewith begs to extend the hand of friendship, and sincerely trusts that every possible sucoess will crown their future musical career.
JEWISH SUPERSTITION IN THE EAST. Various are the superstitions which continue to keep a firm hold on the Jews in many parts of the East, notwithstanding the spread of education, and one of them was put to an amusing use at Smyrna. It is a custom in that city (says the Jewish Chronicle) whenever one of twins dies for the parents to take a padlock, which they fasten, and of which they voluntarily lose the key or they care- fully conceal it in some hidden spot, the popular belief being that the survivor will die the moment the padlock is opened. A young woman who had lost her twin brother married, and her husband came into possession of the padlock. One day a dispute occurred between the pair. and the husband, angry and unable to convince his wife threatened that he would open the padlock. This threat at once brought the wife to reason. She tearfully submitted, and implored her husband to keep the padlock closed.
NEW MAGISTRATES FOR PEM- BROKESHIRE. At an adjourned quarter-sessions for the county of Pembroke, holden at the Shire-hall, Haverfordwest, on Saturday, the following gentlemen qualified and subscribed to the usual oath as magistrates for the county of Perabroke Mr Isaac Smedley, Pembroke Dock Mr D. P. Williams, Penberry Dr. Bennett, Haverford- west Mr Gilbert D. Harries, Llanunwas, Solva • Dr. David Havard, Newport, Pem. and CaDt.' David Harries, Zoar Hill, Dinas.
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