OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL. Mr John Davies, Closygraig, and a student of the above school, was among the successful candidates for ad- mission to Trevecca College this week. CARMARTHEN COUNTY COURT.-The June Court was held on Tuesday, at the Guildhall, before His Honour Judge Beresford. There were no cases of general interest. CARMARTHEN COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. — Saturday—Before Messrs. Grismond Phillips, J. L. Philipps, C. W. Jones, and R. C. Lawrence. The business was trivial. VETERINARY SURUERY.—Messrs. L. P. Rees of Carmarthen, and J. F. Rees of Llanboidy, Veterinary Surgeon?, will as appears from another column, carry on the business, so successfully carried on by the late Mr Morgan Rees, of Car- marthen. THE Secretary of the Carmarthenshire Infirmary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following :-— Quantity of rhubarb from Miss Jennings, Gellydeg Daily Graphic" from Mr W. Spurrell "Illustrated Paper" from Mr Finch, Nott-square. ACCIDENT.—On Monday last, Harriet Lewis, of Pentrepoth, while going up Bull Lane slipped and badly fractured her ankle. A stretcher was sent for and she was carried to the Infirmary, where her injuries were attended to. I.O.G.T.—An effort is now being made by some temperance men to reinstitute one of the English Lodges, that once existed in the Town, and the last of which died about two years ago. Considering the number of Temperance men in the town, it ought not to be a matter of much difficulty. The week that the Grand Lodge will be held at Llanelly would be most opportune for the purpose, as many delegates would then willingly give their presence and assistance at its resuscitation. 1ST VOLUNTEER BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT. —This corps turned out for battalion drill last Monday evening, under the command of Captain G. A. Hutchins, when 100 put in appearance, in addition to the officers and sergeants. Parade before the Armoury at 7 o'clock, whence a march was made to the Barracks Square, headed by the band. Officers for the week were Lieutenant T. Jenkins, Sergeants Davies and A. L. Davies. The corps is to be praised for their tidy appearance and uniform marching. On Tuesday next they will go to Dynevor Park, Llandilo, for a battalion drill. BLUE RIBBONIS-It.-The weekly meeting of the Carmarthen Temperance Society was held on Sunday evening last, at the Babell Chapel, Pensarn, when there was a large attendance. The chair was taken by Mr James, of Barn's-row, president of the movement. Addresses were given by Mr Thomas Morgan, weaver, Mr Stephen Thomas, of the Presbyterian College, and Mr Maclean. During the evening, the Babell Glee Party rendered with credit Gweddi'r Teithiwr and Ar lan yr Afon." ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. On Sunday morning last, at the above Church, the Rev. J. N. Evans, B.A., of Cymmer, Llantrisant, commenced his duties as curate in succession to the Rev. Llewellyn Rees, who has been appointed to the living of Llangunnock. Having read the usual declaration pertaining to the doctrines of the Church, the rev. gentleman preached an excellent sermon from the words, And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the son of man is come to seek that which was lost" (St. Luke, xix. 9, 10).—In the evening the rev. gentleman also preached at Christ Church. t, SALE.-Messrs J. Howell Thomas and Co. held a sale of valuable freehold properties at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday last, when there was a very good attendance. The bidding was brisk and spirited throughout, good prices being realised. The freehold property known as Pontsarngelly, in the parish of Llanegwad, con- taining about 7 i acres, was knocked down to Mrs E. James, Llanegwad, for £ 690. The double licensed house called Red Cow," Bridge-street, Carmar- then, now in the occupation of Mr David Spurry, was bought by Messrs Charles Garton and Co., brewers, Bristol, for £620.-Freehold dwelling house in Bridge-street, was bought by Mr Miller, Tabernacle Row, for £155, and 2 freehold houses at Abergwili, was sold to Mr William Thomas, Glangwili, for £ 120. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY — House surgeon's report for the week ending June 17th, 1890. In-patients, remaining by last report, 17 admitted since, 3; died, 1 discharged, 4; re- maining, 15. Out-patient", remaining by last report, 108 admitted since, 10; died, 0; dis- charged, 7 remaining, 111. Physician for the week, Mr Lloyd M. Bowen-Jones surgeon for the week, Mr E. Parry Davies resident medical officer, Mr J. T. Creswick Williams. Committee: Messrs C. W. Jones (chairman), G. Bagnall, E. Morgans, John Lewis, J. Brigstocke, E. H. Morris, Rev C. G. Brown, Captain Morris, Messrs H. F. Pritchard, W. M. Griffiths, H. Cadle, T. E. Brigstocke, Rev T. R. Walters, Messrs R. Browne and R. M. Thomas. Visitors for the week Messrs C. W. Jones and T. E. Brigstocke. H. Howells, secretary. THE CARMARTHEN ARTILLERY WESTERN DIVISION.—This brigade on Monday last, left Carmarthen, by the 3.45 train for Popton Fort, for four weeks drill, in order to practice with heavy guns. The brigade was this year amounted by 100 recruits, whose behaviour was remarkably good, during their eight weeks here. On the 9th mat., a batch of about 30 men were booked to Popton to fix tents, and on Monday, as many as had come up, to the number of 290 rank and file, also the Colonel, Major, five captains, six lieuten- ants, Adjutant, Captain Piers, 16 staff-sergeants, and the band numbering 16, marched to the station from the Barrack Square, the streets being lined with people witnessing their departure. The brigade is 480 strong, and divided into six batteries. On Tuesday a third detachment composed of those who were late turning up, numbering 42, left by the 2.30 train. RAILWAY ACCIDENT. A serious accident occurred on Thursday night in the shunting yard of the Great Western Railway at Bristol, causing the death of the driver (Richard Hayes, stationed in this town), of the goods train for Carmarthen, timed to leave at 9.25 p.m. It appears that the goods train was made up, and the driver unfortunately, mistook one of the signals, started his engine, and ran over a safety point. The next moment a passenger train was seen approaching at considerable speed, and Hayes, probably fearing a collision, leaped on the down line, in front of the approaching engine. The poor fellow was knocked down and killed instantaneously. His head and one of his legs were severed from his body. The fireman escaped with a few bruises, and no harm befell the passenger train. The engine of the goods train was over the hank, and held in that position by the weight of the train behind. Hayes leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss. He was buried at Bristol. 1sT V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT.—Orders for the week ending June 2SLh, 1890 Officer for the week, Captain Baker. Orderly sergeants, D. T. Llewellyn and Lance Sergeant Davies. Company drill on Monday, 23rd inst., at 7.30 p.m., in the cattle market, plain clothes. Recruits drill on Thursday and Friday at the same time and place. Class firing on Friday and Saturday at 2.30 p.m. (weather permitting). This Detachment will parade in front of the Armonry at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, the 24th inst., and proceed to Llandilo for Battalion drill. A"ir.Ar in patrole jackets and forage caps other '11 dress uniform and Glengarry caps attend. The officer commanding the t requests that all the military great je sent into the stores for inspection on the 30th of June. Each member's >e attached to the great coat before it the Armonry, to prevent confusion or Club competition on Thursday, June Members are especially requested to re- themselves early, so as to avoid dis- itication. By order, G. A. HUTCHINS, fjtain Commanding.
GOLDEN GROVE, The following satisfactory report on religious instruction has been received from the Diocesan Inspector—Rev. C. H. Davies. "This school continues in excellent order as regards tone and discipline, and passed a highly creditable examination in Religious Knowledge. The singing was very good."
MARRIAGE OF MR. T. W. BARKER AND MISS ELEANOR LATIMER JONES. Last Wednesday, the town of Carmarthen pre- sented a gay and festive appearance on the occasion of the marriage of the above esteemed parties. Triumphal arches were erected in several conspicuous places along the routes to the Church, amongst which we noticed one at Myrtle Hill, by Mr John Francis, and one accross the Towy Bridge, erected by Mr George Rogers, Chapel- street, with the mottoes Health and Prosperity," and Long life, happiness and Prosperity." In Lammas-st., those of Mr D. Rogers, plumber, and Mrs Powell, of the Plough Inn, were artistically constructed and bore the following inscriptions :— God bless the Bridal Pair and "Lon life, happiness and prosperity." In Nott Square, Jones' to Mr Lewis Evans' house with suitable mottoes in English and Welsh. Flags and banners waved in all directions, there being hardly a house that did not join in the decorations. St Peter's Church was neatly decorated for the occasion, and waved its flag from the tower, and sent forth merry peals in honour of the event, while cannon boomed at regular intervals during the day. The ceremony was performed by the Lord Bishop of St. David's, assisted by the Rev. T. R. Walters, vicar of St. David's, and Christ Church, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev. John Lloyd, vicar of St. Peter's. The service was fully choral, Mr C. Videon Hardiiicr presiding at the organ. Long before the arrival of the contracting parties, the Church and its approaches were thronged with people. Punctually at two o'clock the bride attended by her cousin, Mr Reginald Mortimer, arrived at the Church, and was met by her four bridemaids, the Misses Mary, Laura, and Annie Latimer Jones (her sisters) and Miss E. A. Barker (cousin of the bridegroom). Preceded by the choir singing most effectively, "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," they reached the Chancel where they met by the bridegroom and his cousin, Mr George Sevier Davies, of Oriel College, Oxford, who acted as "best" man. Having been led to the altar by her cousin (Mr Mortimer) the bride was given away by her mother. Owing to the recent death of the bride's uncle, the wedding party was limited, and included only the immediate relatives of the bride and bride- groom and the officiating clertry, whom Mrs Latimer Jones received after the ceremony at Pibwrwen. The bride was attired in an elegant dress of rich ivory corded silk, with Medici collar and Court train. She also wore a Brussels net veil, sprays of real orange blossom, a very costly gold bangle set with numerous diamonds (the gift of the bridegroom) and a very pretty gold brooch, from the centre of which glistened a brilliant diamond and zephyr, the gift of Miss Barker and the bride carried a bouquet of lovely exotics, including gardenias, stephanotis, and lilies. The bridemaids were dressed alike in grenadine over white silk, with large white hats relieved with sprays of pink roses. They carried posies of pink and white rosies with ivory ribbon streamers. These and the bride's bouquet had been procured from Covent Garden by the bridegroom, who also presented each of the bridemaids with a gold bangle engraved with initials and date of the event. During the signing of the register the organist played Mendelssohn's Wedding March," after which, amidst great rejoicing on the part of the inhabitants, who thronged about the precincts of the church, the wedding party adjourned to the residence of tne bride's mother for breakfast. At the conclusion of the repast the happy couple departed by the 4 20 train for the South of England and the Continent. Focr signals were fired along the line as the train steamed out. The bride's costumes came from Madame Morley's, South Molton-street, and the monster wedding cake from Buzzards, Oxford-street, London. The dresses of the bridesmaids wepe made by Miss Lynch, Carmarthen. The presents num- bered upwards of 250, and were as costly as they were numerous.
THE CHURCH CHORAL UNION OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF CARMARTHEN. The first Festival Service for 1890 in connection with this Union was held in St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, last Tuesday. The Festivals are held in English and Welsh alternately, Tuesday's being Welsh. The full strength of the Union is 44 choirs, of which the following (numbering about 960 voices) attended on this occasion :— Llangunnor, Abergwili, Mydrim, Lampeter- Velfrey, Llanfiliangel-Abercorn, Llanarthney, Llanfynydd, Court Henry, Pembrey, Burry Port, Methyr, Loughor, Llannon, St. Sulien, Pon tard Lilais, Gorseiiion. Pontardawe, Ystalyfera, Kidwelly, Llanegwad, Llangendeirne, and Car- marthen. Special arrangements had been made by the railway companies to meet the con- venience of the choristers who marched in pro- cession, preceded by their respective banners, to St. Peter's Church. The united choirs having a short rehearsal, the service began at 11.30 a.m., by the singing of the processional hymn "Chwyfia'r ddysglaer faner" &c. Mr H. Radcliffe, organist of St. Mary's, Swansea, conducted throughout with his usual ability and Mr C. Videon ably presided at the organ. The service was fully choral and was intoned by the Rev. W. Matthews, vicar of Warren. The Venite, was sung in A. to music set by Stanley. The special Psalms appointed by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese were the 65, 92, 150, and sung to music set by Garrett, Hey and Humphreys respectively. The 1e Deum (Sir Jonn Goss), Benedictus (Caley from Beethoven), and Jubilate (Gilbert), were all very effectively rendered. The anthem sung was Teilwng yw'r Oen (Dr Par:y), Mr James Morgan, schoolmaster, taking the solo with his excellent tenor voice. The hymns sung were Goleu nerthol yw dy eiriau" sung to the tune of Hyfrydol and" Aleluiah yr anwylaf," sung to the melody of Y delyn aur." The lessons were read by the Revs John Lloyd, vicar of St. Peter's, and the Veil. Archdeacon James, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. William Jones, vicar of Llannon, who delivered an eloquent and powerful sermon, which was listened to with marked attention. This gathering was gen- erally admitted to he the most successful yet held in connection with the Union, the number of choirs and the attendance of members being in excess of all previous ones. The singing throughout was rich and powerful, and reflected great credit upon the different choirs and their instructiors. The thanks of the Union are due to the railway companies for the facilities they so kindly provided for the choirs, and to the stewards, and the hon. sec. (the Rev E. Jones, vicar of Golden Grove), for their energetic efforts in carrying out the arrangements so successfully. The next gathering is fixed for the 24th inst. at Llandovery, and the last at Llanelly on the 30th prox.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords on Thursday, June 12th, the Industrial Schools Bill, the Reformatory Schools Bill, and the Youthful Offenders Bill were read a third time. Several other Bills were for. warded a stage. In the House of Commons, Mr W. H. Smith, in answer to Mr Gladstone, said he was not in a position to make any statement as to the business of the House. In reply to Mr Sexton, be said he could not give any information as to the intentions of the Government with reference to the Land Purchase Bill. Mr Healy asked leave to move the adjournment of the House, to discuss the conduct of the Government in not commudicating to the House their intentions as to the course of business. The Speaker refused to put the Motion. The Home Secretary, in answer to questions, stated that Mr Monro, the Chief Commissioner of Police, had resigned because of differences with himself on questions of administration and legislation affecting the police. The Home Secretary introduced the Police Superannuation Bill. Mr J. W. Lowther, in answer to Alr Ellis, said the inquiries into all the charities in Denbighshire had been completed, and the reports on all the charities except four had been received. The Commissioners were now engaged in completing the information necessary to enable them to present reports to Parliament. The Commissioners under- stood that the Treasury desired to have every opportunity of considering the reports before authorising expenditure in respect to further like inquiries into the other counties of Wales. The Commissioners were anxious to do everything they could to hasten the publication of the reports, but the matter rested with the assistant Commissioner, who had been very much occupied since he was charged with the matter. The assistant Com- missioner was giving his attention to the subject. and it was hoped the matter would soon be carried through. The Local Taxation Bill was proceeded with in Committee, and the debate was resumed on Mr A. Acland's Amendment proposing to apply, the three hundred and fifty thousand pounds not to the extinction of licences, but to agricultural, com- mercial, and technical instruction. An animated discussion was carried on till midnight, when the debate was further adjourned on the motion of Mr C ine. In the House of Lords on Friday, June 13th, the Working Classes Dwellings Bill was read a second time, and referred to the Standing Committee on Law. In the House of Commons, the Home Secretary read Mr Monro's letter of resignation. It stated that the views he entertained as to the justice and reasonableness of the claims of the Metropolitan Police in connection with Superannuation being diametrically opposed to those of the Secretary of State on vital points, he could not accept the Bill as adequately meeting such claims. He therefore thought it right to place his resignation in the hands of the Secretary of State. Mr Matthews went on to explain that, looking to Mr Munro's views as to Superannuation, he had accepted his resignation. | He proposed to appoint Chief Constable Howard, Mr Monro's nominee, as Colonel Pearson's successor in the office of Assistant Commissioner. Mr Jackson (Secretary to the Treasury): in answer to Mr Kenyon, said my attention has been called to the discovery of ancient plate on Crown lands in Merionethshire, and the Treasury solicitor is in communication with the chief-constable of Merionethsbire with reference to the Crown's claim if the articles discovered prove to be treasure trove. I understand that the chalice and paten discovered are in the possession of Mr Robert Griffith, of Dolgelly, to whom notice was given that they are claimed as treasure trove and that he will be held responsible if he parts with the possession of them to any person on any claim hostile to that of the Crown. I am not aware of any proposals for a National Museum for Wales. The debate on Mr A. Acland's Amendment was resumed by Mr Caine, who asserted that the Bill would break up the Unionist Party. Mr Gladstone condemned the Bill, and as paralyaing the power of the licensing authority to reduce the number of licences. He was replied to by the Chancellor of the E-chequer. Mr Ritchie moved the Closure shortly before midnight, which was carried by 279 to 238. The Amendment was defeated by 275 to 2 43. In the House of Lords, Monday, Lord Camperdown moved that, in the forthcoming Census, informa- tion should be obtained as to the religious persuasion of the inhabitants of England, Wales, and Scotland. The Motion was opposed by Lord Salisbury and Lord Granville, on the ground that a Bill was about to be introduced into el Parliament on the subject, and it was accordingly withdrawn. In the House of Commons, in answer to questions relating to the practice of the police in shadowing persons in Ireland, Mr Balfour said there was no desire on the part of the Government to make the practice more disagreeable than was necessary. He desired, as far as possible, to limit this method of dealing with crime. The use of the term crime" gave rise to a scane of great excitement among the Irish members, in the course of which Mr Dillon, among other things, called out to Mr Balfour, If there is bloodshed it is on your head," and he indignantly demanded that the Chief Secretary should apologise for accusing his constituents of crime which was no crime. Air Gill shouted that Mr Balfour was lying, and the scene was only brought to an end by the Speaker appealing to the House to proceed in an orderly manner. Later on, Mr Dillon apologised for his discourtesy to the Chair. On the Local Taxation Bill being resumed in Committee, Mr Ritchie proposed the postponement of Clauses 2, 3, and 4, which related respectively to Scotland, Ireland, and Police Superannuation, that the Committee might proceed with Clause 5. which referred to the extinction of licences in England Mr Caine immediately moved to report progress, and a long and excited discussion ensued, in which the Opposition urged the Government to withdraw the Bill until the Committee which bad been announced at the meeting of Liberal Unionists, had reported. Ultimately the Closure was moved and carried Mr Caine's Motion was rejected by 245 to 206, and the Bill was proceeded with the Committee. Several amendments were negatived, when the Committee adjourned. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Earl of Morley brought up the Report of the Committee of Privileges on the place and precedence of the Duke of Clarence in t he House. The Committee reported that his ftoyal Highness ranked after the Duke of Connaught and before the Duke of Albany. In the Honse of Commons, Mr W. H. Smith, replying to Mr Caine, stated that it mu^t not be p assumed that the Government had the intention ascribed to them of appointing a Committee to consider the question of compensation to publicans. Mr W. H. Smith, further said that the Government had considered the best procedure, having regard to the state of public business, and they desired to propose a Standing Order for suspending public Bills of great complexity which could not be completed during the Session, and carrying them forward to the following Session of the same Parliament. He would ask the House to carry forward to next Session the Land Purohase Bill but be would proceed this Session with the Local Taxation Bill, the Tithes Bill, the Police Super- annuation Bill, the Western Australian Bill, the Indian Councils Bill, and several others. He would move the new Rule on Monday. Mr Labouchere obtained leave to move the adjournment of the House to discuss the serious state of public business by the mismanagement of the Government, After several acrimoniobs Opposition speeches, the Motion was reiected by 233 to 181. Several Amendments were disposed of in Com- mittee on the first Clause of the Local Taxation Bill. Towards the close of the proceedings, Mr Storey, acting on an allegation made during the discussion by Mr Winterbotham, moved that the votes of Sir M. H. Beach and Mr W. Long should be disallowed, as they were intelested in the liquor traffic. Mr Courtney held that the Motion was out of order, and, after explanations from the gentlemen referred to, Mr Storey and Mr Winterbotham withdrew their allegations, and apologised. The whole of the afternoon of Wednesday, was expended on a discussion of amendments to the Directors' Liabiiity Bill, which was further con- sidered as amended. Proposal after proposal tending to relieve and lessen the liability of directors was discussed at length and negatived, including a proposal for directors not be responsible for statements made on the authority of an expert or other person named in the prospect- us. The only material alteration made in the Bill was to require that directors, in order to absolve themselves from responsibility, should make reasonable inquiry and examine as to the authenticity of statements made in the prospectus by persons whose names were appended. Another proposal, which was negatived, aimed at relieving of all liability directors who resigned before the allotment of shares. The Bill, which was under the charge of Mr Warmington, assisted by Sir Alichael Hieks-Beach and Sir Horace Davey, was still under consideration when the discussion stood adjourned at half past five under the Standing Order. Sir James Fergusson (Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in answer to Dr. Tanner, said it was stated in Lord Salisbury's dispatch that a Bill would be brought in to give effect to the negotia- tions relating to Heligoland. As to when it would be brought in he referred the bon. member to the Leader os the House.
THE VACANT CANONRY IN ST D A V I D'S. We are authoritatively informed that there is not the slightest foundation for the statement that the vacant canonry in St. David's Cathedral has been offered to the Rev. R. James, of Ferry- side.
A SUFFRAGAN BISHOP FOR SWANSEA. APPOINTMENT OF THE VICAR OF CARMARTHEN. The W e stern Mrtil of Wednesday states that: The Queen has approved of the nomination of the Rev..John Lloyd, vicar of Carmarthen, as Suffragan Bishop of Swansea, in the Diocese of St. David's.
LLANDILO CHRONICLE. SUNDAY SCHOOLS' EXCURSION. The members of the Sunday Schools of the Tabernacle and Ebenezer, Llandilo, together with Penybanc, had their annual excursion on Mon- day, when like last year, Tenby was made the place of visit. It is believed that about 800 availed themselves of the opportunity of attend- ing the favourite watering place at the moderate fare of 2s. 6d. The morning opened dull with some rain, but the climatic conditions of the afternoon were more favourable, and some six hours stay in the Pembrokeshire town was highly enjoyed by all. The excursionists returned home about 9.30 p.m., no hitch nor accident having taken place. PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Saturday, before Messrs A. S. Gulston and J. Lewis Thomas.— Theophilus Davies, landlord of the New Inn, Llandilo. was mulcted in the sum of 1;1 13s. for being drunk on his own licensed premises on two occasions. The complaints were laid respectively by P.S. Harries and P.C. Mitchelmore.—P.C. A. Bryant, of Ammanford, charged Thomas Hopson with being drunk and disorderly. Fined 10. It will be remembered that at a previous sessions, a •' charge was preferred agunst Lwis Edwards, landlord of the Cennen Arms, Trapp, for keeping his house open illegally on Sunday. The magistrates at the said Court adjourned the case to the present sessions, to permit of the distance from the abode of Thomas Jones (one who was found on the licensed premises) to the said premises being measured. The distance was measured by Mr E. Jones, surveyor, Glancennen, who deposed it was three miles and 118 yards. who deposed it was three miles and 118 yards. The Bench, therefore, dismissed the case.— Charges of drunkenness were brought byP.S. Henry Evans and P.C. D. Nicholas, both of Garnant, against the following persons, who were fined the sums inserted after their names Wm. Jenkins, lis. 6d. John Williams, 16s Isaac Lewis, tl John Thomas, 12s. Thomas Jones, 12s. 6d. Joseph Michael, 15s. some of whom were also guilty of disorderly conduct —Garibaldi Philipps, of Smithfield Cottage, Manordeilo, was fined 14s. at the instance of P.S. J. Harries with being drunk.-P.C. George Mitchelmore charged Thomas Williams with being drunk. Fined 9s, 6d. CRICKET The Llandilo and Amrtianfjrd teams tried conclusions on home ground on Saturday in splendid weather. The following is the score :— 'Ammanford, 1st innings:—D. H. Lloyd, b A. Philipps, 0; A. Prytherch, b A. Philipps, 4 W. Williams, run out, b A. Philipps, 1 John Phillips, b O. Richards, 0; H. Morris, c J. Evans, b 0. Richards, 5; W. N. Jones, c C. Philipps, b Cowbourn, 40; W. W. Brodie, b Cowbourn, 19 D. Davies, b 0, Richards, 10 Joe Phillips, b 0. Richards, 3 D. Phillips, not out, 4 Wm. Jones, b Cowbourn, 3 extras, 6 total, 95. Llandilo, 1st innings C. Cowbourn, run out, b D. Davies, 5 A. Philipps, c Brodie, b D. Davies, 1 W. P. Philipps, c Phillips, b W. N. Jones, 1 J. Davies, b W. N. Jones, 3 J. W. Nicholas, b D. Davies, 5; Owen Richards, c and b W. N. Jones, 0 Purkiss, b D. Davies, 0 C. Philipps, 1) D. Davies, 0 J. Evans, c D. Davies, 1; J. Gwillym, b W. N. Jones, 0; C. Thomas, not out, 1 extras, 1 total, 18. Llandilo, 2nd innings C. Thomas, c Morris, b D. Davies, 0; A. Philipps, by Brodie, 21; W. P. Philipps, b W. N. Jones, 23 J. Davies (retired to catch train), 2; J. W. Nicholas, c and b W. Jones, 24; Owen Richards, b W. N. Jones, 4 C. Cowbourn, b W. N. Jones, 0 Purkiss, b W. N. Jones, 2 C. Philipps, run out, b W. N. Jones, 2; James Gwillym, not out, 1 J. Evans, b \V. N. Jones, 2; extras, 3; total, 84. Time did not permit of Ammanford playing their second innings. STRAY NEWS AND NOTES. Last week we inserted an extract from the reply of the Local Government Board to the petition against charging the maintenance of the town clock out of the rates. It is not easy to conceive what it really means. One part of the answer says that it was not legal to expend money out of the Local Board funds towards keeping in repair, lighting, itc. of the now re- nowned horologne, in consequence of its not be- ing vested in the Local Board, while the other part states that the Local Government Board saw no sufficient ground for interfering with the auditors decision, and they accordingly decided that the allowance should stand. It may be that the reply in that form is intended to pacify both the pros and cons on the question, but will it effect that purpose ? and how about its future maintenance ( Once for all, the much vexed question whether the "Cennen Arms," Trapp, is beyond the three miles limit from Llandilo, has been decided. Now, any in- habitant of the town, who chooses to take a stroll on Sunday as far as the licensed premises mentioned, can obtain thereat without fearing the foe, a blue," to refresh the inner man," provided, of course, his mission is not solely or entirely for drink. It will be observed that the distance from the Cennen Arms to the King's Head Inn is only 118 yards beyond the three miles, which has been certified on oath in a court of law by a local surveyor. The issue was, therefore, a very narrow one. Will the Llandilo cricket team venture upon a "dinner" match again this year with Amman- ford after the signal good play of the latter on Saturday, and the defeat of the home team. If they do intend to, they can rely upon it that their opponents will once more use the knife and fork" to their dear cost, unless better form" is acquired generally by the team. The excursion of Sunday School folk on Monday to Tenby should have not taken place until August, when the season would be in its heighth, and the weather more settled, instead of that, the excursionists beheld the beautiful watering place looking anything but lively, besides the weather on that day was very bleak for the time of the year. Probably, the outing was fixed earlier than usual to have regard for the convenience of the farming community, but they numbered comparatively few amongst the hundreds who went. There must be very few people at Llandilo who are "astronomically inclined," judging from the ap- parent unconcernedness which they regarded the solar eclipse on Tuesday, as scarcely any could be seen with their eyes uplifted towards the heavens, gazing through a smoked glass or a telescope upon the phenomenon. Perhaps, after all, their own business was to them a matter of more supreme importance. The male voice party, who are now rehearsing Valiant Warriors," under the leadership of Mr George Cobner, preparatory for the competition at the forthcoming Llanelly eisteddfod, had calculated upon the assistance of a few of the best voices of the Brynamman party, who took the prize in rendering that piece at an eisteddfod held some time ago at Swansea, but now learn to their chagrin that such party intend competing them- selves. Some of the members of the Llandilo party, therefore, hope now only for second honours, but our friends must remember that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip, and so it is, perhaps, as equally possible for them to get first as to be out of the running altogether, for like rifle shooting, glorious uncertainty sur- rounds vocal competitions as well.
LLANDYSSIL. POLITICS.-This town is full of political gossip these days. There is an incompromising (?) split in the ranks of the radical party, The dissension has arisen by reason of an application for an important county appointment. The Gladstonians of the district hit one another very hard, and the democratic part have gone to print and accused the "Aristocratic portion of the party" of foul play, that the days of Cancuses and wire pulling were at an end and that the attention of the Liberals of the county is called to a nice little bit of jobbery that has been hatched ill the place." These are hard words for the once sworn friends to use towards one another. It is true the Radical Democrats of Llandyssul are numerous, but they are always successfully ruled by their Aristocratic Gladstonian friends and the latter can safely scold the former, rather than to be dictated to by them. There is a likelihood of a counter Radical Association being started for this polling district. MONTHLY MARKET.—There was a large supply of pigs at this market on Tuesday last, which sold at from 6s. to (is, 3d. per score, live weight. There was only a small supply of butter and other articles.
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LLANDOVERY. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. SIR, Kindly allow me to ask through your columns what has become of our adult choir ? Have we heard the last of it ? I hope not yet, the absence of any signs of preparation on their part for the Llandilo eisteddfod either this year or last, seems to point in that direction. Have they lost all their musical courage in the face of the fact that a few good choirs are likely to compete? Their success there a few years ago should be a sufficient incentive to urge them on to a renewed effort. Where, too, are our juvenile choirs Have their recent successes so satisfied them that they have decided to rest on their oars for some time to come ? If that is so, they must be lacking surely in ambition. Each triumph should fire them with unyielding determination to bear aloft inscribed on their banner the word, excelsior." Perhaps some of your singers will have a word to say on the subject. Whatever it may be, no harm can be done by their leaving it out boldly. And here let me add a suggestion for the. eisteddfod committee. Might not the town make the annual eisteddfod famous by offering, say a prize of £100 for a first class military band contest ? If properly worked, this might tempt the famous Yorkshire and Lancashire as well as the South Wales bands (regular, militia, volunteers, and works) to compete. It would be a grand holiday for many of them at the holiday time, and they would have the chance of killing two birds with one stone. "Music moves us, and we know not why We feel the tears, but cannot trace the source." Is it the language of some other state Yours, &c. TENOR.
THE COMPENSATION QUESTION." To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. SIR,-As I believe that very few people under- stand the question, you may feel inclined to insert this letter. I would show in the first place what the Goocrnment proposals are :— 1. (a) To put a tax on lupior of £ 1,300,000. (b) Licensing Magistrates to issue no more licences, except in certain exceptional cases. (c) E350,000 of this tax to be placed yearly in the hands of the county councils for the purpose of buying up and extinguishing licenses. They need not spend the money unless they like. The objections which are commonly heard are as follows: II (a) That putting your money into breweries and licensed houses is merely a speculation. That if you invest your money in a business, which pays such a high rate of interest as brewing or keeping a public house, you must not cry out if it does not last for ever. Monopolies dont last, but they pay well while they do. (Ii) That this small sum will hardly be of any use. That we are setting up a precedent which it will be very hard to break through. (11) Th t a licence only lasts for 12 months. (e) That the owners and not the occupiers will get all the tnon j. The reasons why I think we should accept the attempt of the Government are as follows III (a) The Tax is on liquor. (b) The magistrates are to issue no more licences. (c) The present power which the magistrates have of refusal is left untouched. (Il) If the Bill is not passed, nothing else will be attempted for a long while. (e) The opposition of Mr Glad- stone is fictitious. Uuntil the present time he has declared for Compensation. I am, sir, Yours faithfully, A TEMPERANCE WORKER.
A CORRECTION. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. SIR, -111 your account last week of the banquet I given to our respected readers (late) Postmaster, Mr T. C. James, you gave me credit fpr making a humourous speech, and being a "splendid mimic." Please allow me to say that any praise for entertaining the company in this way belongs not to me, but to my brother, of 25, King-street, as not only was I from home in Cardigan on that evening, but a speech of the kind in question is quite beyond my power to deliver. Yours truly, THOMAS E. BRIGSTOCKE. 54, King-street, Carmarthen.
THE CHURCH AT PENDINE, To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. DEAR SIR,— My attention has just been drawn to certain letters on the above subject in your contemporary The Reporter. The first, in such mysterious terms as to be almost unintelligible, without the second, which illuminates the whole. The first, by the "Old man on the cliff" in Laugharne notes the second by Gwladwr." The "Old nun" compares our Rector to a vigorous nettle," the Church to a "shop," and the Dissenters to useful vegetables and beautiful flqwers" Gwladwr writes in plain terms. The "Old man" says" He had but few customers." Gwladwr admits that lie has a good congre- gation," so good that "there has lately been a scramble for seats in the chancel among the choir." The "old man" says "several good natured young men offered him their services gratuitously." "Gwladwr" says ''for pay, of course." The "Old man" says"theyin aery way keep the small I shop prime and nice." Gwladwr is much I amused at their evident incompetency, and stoops to comtemptible personalities. The "Old man" says" He (the Rector) was exasperated to find that the other shops had more customers than he had." "Gwladwr "searched for specific reasons to account for such a good choir and con- gregation in the Church. He finds a sole reason and one other reason," as follows A squire lives in our midst some six months of the year whose family take an interest in the Church." The one other reason:— The responsibility of the members ceases when he puts a penny in the bag on each Sunday the minister being state-aided there is no need for appeal to each individual." Tell it not in Gatli, he says, Nonconformity is losing yround m this neighbourhood." So they go on confounding and contradicting each other, clearly demonstra- ing the present character of dissent yet Church- men will readily understand that even "Gwladwr" does not over-estimate our progress here. I need not take the letters in detail, as I am sure I can thoroughly depend upon the good sense of the majority of the inhabitants of this district to do so for themselves. 1 would, however, like to say just a word or two in my own way. It is very evident that the "Old man on the cliff," if old in years is very young in matters essential to all who wish to pose as mysterious oracles. A person of his years ought to know that. He is a poor judge who gives his verdict before he hears the evidence on the other side," and that" falsehood mixed with a little truth, is a most dangerous commodity to deal in," yet, with all his faults, out of respect to his great age, I will attend to him first, and that he may the better under- stand me, I will use his own terms :—We are very proud of our "vigorous nettle," but no doubt he and his friends (who are evidently seriously stnng) would like to uproof" him, but we think quite differently, and will always stand up in his defence because, we are very certain, his life will bear comparison any day with their "useful vegetables and beautiful flowers." Further, the lowness of their till has for years caused them to look mistfully at ours, and as The love of money is the root of all evil" they are now oil plunder bent." Is it then any wonder that we have closed our ranks to resist the enemy Our shop they can never demolish, Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of tlhe wodd" is the promise of our Founder, and in His name we will stand firm and resist any attempt at plunder. Again we deny that we are "pressed men." We are all Volunteers, all Volunteers And let "Old Man" remember, "One volunteer is as good as two pressed men." He complains of our "Bigotry" and "Audacity" in closing our ranks, just as though he had not heard-but, "There are none so deaf as those who will not hear," of that "other shop," near by, which sold so well and sold so fast. It sold out of all at last," and being without funds to buy more 11 y stock, there it stands in utter destitution. A charitably disposed shopkeeper of our firm offered to supply it with goods free of charge, but lo hear the answer, -NLay, may. We will starve, we will (lie rather than that you, shall supply us." How is that for" Bigotry" ? Yet, though despising our goods-and bear in mind, we supply no goods but those of which we read in the Great Price List-they came, cap in hand, to those good natured young men of whom he speaks 11 1 earnestly, entreating, and saying our shop is exceedingly poor, our till is quite empty, come and help us, so that we may again start the opposition sale. How is that for Audacity ? But in the face of their narrow, bigoted, mean conduct, in the face cf their erroneous and misleading remarks, can they expect it ? '=' And now, sir, if you will kindly grant me space, I will say just a few words to Gwladwr. First. I sincerely thank" Gwlallwr" for con- firming so many things respecting Church progress here. Indeed, I feel so thankful, that my heart warms towards him, so much so, that I am constrained to say—" Why should'st thou look so mistfully at our till ? Come in, and share it with us, and 'We will do thee good,' For, according to his own showing, he will, with us, be free to worship God unfettered. He need not even drop his penny unless he wish it for we bear in mind that God only loveth a cheerful giver." Secondly. Speaking of The Clergyman he says, you have not yet heard of one of his parishioners who is able to follow his preaching and reading." I not only can follow him, but have always done so in the past. He say his "ideas" are "foreign." How does he know what his "ideas" are, if he has been unable to follow the end ? For his own sake, let him study the Bible at once, then come to Pendine Church, pay attention, and he will be able to follow and thereby find that "the clergyman's ideas" are taken from the Bible, and no longer foreign to him. Thirdly. We deny that we arc the children of Dissenters. Our parents were Dissenters, but they are Church adherents. As he appears to be interested in our genealogy, I may, as regards myself, be allowed to inform him that my grandfather was a "local preacher" in the neighbourhood of St. Clears, and further back in our family, that great preacher, Christmas Evans. The same geneology applies to one of the pupil teachers. But what does this prove ? Church progress Lastly. You mention that the occupation of the several workmen "were." Why did you not say what they are ? Your so called mason, workman" is, what you say we should have employed, a competent workman and in proof of this, go and examine the painting on one of the best private houses in the place, then come to me, and I will tell you who did it. As to your "tailor and shoemaker" we thank you for your gratuitous advertisement, but as you were going to advertise, we would have been all the more thankful had you mentioned our other occupa- tions, however., we beg to say that at that last day" we shall not be asked to what trade or occupation we belonged, but every man shall be judged according to his works," and if God has endowed us with talent, then, most emphatically I hold, we should "lend it unto the Lord" as occasion required. What we have done, we have done "unto the Lord but as he has commanded us Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand givetli we never intended that what we "Render unto the Lord shall be paraded in the press, but under the circumstances we say Go thou and do likewise." Your writing only proves your fear that we shall, as expressed by the old man," "If allowed to groin much longer" destroy all yoitr useful vegetables and beautiful flowers (?) thioughout the country." Churchmen, take courage I am, dear Mr Editor, one of the GOOD NATURED YOUNO MEN. Pendine, 16th June, 1890.
RE. OPENING OF LLA NDISSILIO GOGO CHURCH, CARDIGANSHIRE. The re-opening services at Llandissilio-gogo Church, after thorough restoration, took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last, the 10th and 11th instant, manuscript. Nothing remains of the old structure except the walls, which, happily, were in a sound state of preservation. The north wall has been pierced for two windows, which has materially improved the ventilation and appear- ance of the Church, and given additional and much needed light. The architect has kept to the original character of the building, as far as possi- ble, both in the pitch of the roof and other minor but significant details. Instead of the old flat, low ceiling, there is an open roof boarded with pitch piue. The seats are of the sa:ne material, and are very comfortable. This parish Chureh was dedicated to Tysilio," an eminent saint and writer of the seventh century. He was second son of Brochwel Ysgythrog, who, according to the author of Historia Diva3 Mona- cell&>, had his palace where the old Church of St. Chad's, in Shrewsbury, once stood. "Cynddelw," the poet laureate of the 12th century, composed a poem, which is published in the Archaiology, in honour of Tysilio," his favourite saint. Tysi- lio," though a son of the Prince of Powyslacd, in its greatest extent, preferred a mitre and niche among the Cambrian saints to the fascinations of a diadem. He is the founder and patron saint of several other Churches in Wales and Herefordshire. This saint was for some time Bishop of St. Asaph, and is supposed to have been the immediate successor of St. Asaph, to whom he was cousin in the first degree. Though the weather was showery, the services throughout were a complete success. The Church on Wednesday was crowded to excess at each service, crowls being unable to enter. Great preparations were made by the parishioners for the occasion, and their hospitality was unbounded. On Tuesday evening the service was read by the vicar, the Rev. D. Richards and the Rev. J. Stephen Davys, Swansea, and the Rev. H. Griffiths, Cwmamman, preached. On Wednesday morning the preachers were the Rev. J. W. Roberts, Felinfoel; and the Rev. W. Williams, Dolgelly; in the afternoon, the Rev. T. Jones, St. Dogmells and the Rev. J. Stephen Davys, and in the evening, the Rev. W. Williams, Dolgelly; and the Rev. D. Griffiths, Cwmamman. The sermons were most attentively listened to by crowded congregations. The singing being congregational was excellent, Mrs Richards, the vicarage, very ably presiding at the harmonium. Collections were made after each service for the building fund. Great credit is due to the vicar, who acted as chairman and secretary of the Restoration Committee, for his indefatigable exertion in bringing about the restoration so successfully. The architect waa Mr David Davies, Penrhiwllan, Llandyssul; and the contractors were Messrs D. and J. Jones, Penboyr. Newcastle Emlyn. The following are some of the presentations made to the Church :—An American organ, by Mrs D. Richards, the vicarage; altar cloth and one altar chair, by Mrs Jones, Pcnrallt; and Miss Jones. Castle Green; the lectern, by Mr D. Davies, architect; one set of service books, by the S.P.C.K. The whole work cost about Y,150, and is all paid for within about = £ 15. The principal subscribers were: —The Lord Bishop of St. David's, £ 20; the vicar of the parish, £ 20; Rev. Owen Evans, the College, Llandovery, 130; Miss Jones; Castle Green, £ 30; Rev. E. Jones, Golden Grove, £ 10; Mrs Evans, Bron Hendre, Hastings, tlO Miss Jones, New Quay (Idrisyn's daughter), -210; Mrs Jones, Penrallt X30. In the chancel a very neat marble monument isput up on the wall, with the inscription, "Sacred to the memory of the Rev. John Jones (Idrisyn), who was for 29 years vicar of Llandysillio-gogo." The following englyn, by "Berw," is inscribed on it :—. Er edwi, bydd yr awdwr—Idrisyn Drwy oesau'n ddysgawdwr, Y bedd, lie gorwedd y gwr, Ni 'roes ben ar y 'sponiwr. The following clergy were also present :-ltevs. W. O. Edwards, R.D., Aberayvon; W. Powell, R.D., Newcastle-Emlyn; Morgan Evans, Llanddewi-ar- arth D. Griffiths, New Quay Alban Alban, Bridell; T. Jones, Penbryn; E. Jones, Golden Grove; T. Jones, Cilcennin J. Griffiths, Llangranog E. Evans, Moylgrove D. Griffith Phillips, Llanfibangel-penbedw; James Joues, Clydey; I. Morgan, Llangoedmore; J, Williams, Llanarth T. Jones, St. Dogmells; D. If. Davies, Cenarth; N. Jenkins, New Quay; and D. Richards, vicar of the parish.