LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (By ABERCORRAN) Laugharne, Wednesday. WAS IT A CARRIER PIGEON 1 Mr William Brown, skipper of the smack "Towy," of Laugharne, relates an interesting incident, which I herewith place on record. It appears that while they were lying in Laugharue river, a pigeon persisted in hovering around the "Towy," and though repeatedly repulsed, would not be driven away. Eventually it alighted on the Towy's deck, and was captured by the [ skipper's son. The smack sailed for Kidwelly, and, while there, the young man proceeded to cut the wing of the pigeon, and in doing so found that the pigeon's wing was stamped with the name and address of a person in Manchester. It must have been a carrier pigeon, I should think, and by some means or other got out of its course. I give the story as it was told to me by the skipper himself. THE REST HOUSE ON THE SCAUR. In our last issue, dear Mr Editor, I gave an account of the laying of the foundation stone of the Rest House on the Scaur. It is being erected in memory of the late Sir John William Kaye, K.C.S.I., F.R.S., F.RG.S., M.R.A.S., etc., and at the rate they are going on now, the work will soon have been completed. Mr Ernest St. George Kaye tells me that he and the Lady Kaye purpose placing a bell in the turret to summon the ferryman. This will prove an extra convenience, and since I was the first to bring this matter before your numerous readers at Laugharne, sir, I herewith embrace the oppor- a tunity of congratulating the Lady Kaye and Mr Ernest St. George Kaye upon the good work which is now being rapidly accomplished. A MEAN AND DASTARDLY ACT. It is surprising to what depths of meanness some people will stoop, especially when prompted by a feeling of jealousy or dislike. Mr John Evans, shipwright, Laugharne, a very quiet and harmless old man, has been the victim of what I call a mean and dastardly act. The old man, who lives in his littie cottage on the cliff, has been for weeks past busily employed making a new stream-net, with which he hoped to eke out a living. He tells me that on Monday last, while his net was hanging against the wall, near his cottage, some evil disposed person or persons deliberately cut the net with a knife in about twenty places. It is to be hoped that the per- petrator, or perpetrators, of this mean and dastardly act will soon meet with the deserts they so richly deserve. It is-to put it mildly —an obominable shame to treat the aged and helpless in such a thoroughly mean and despicable manner. THE NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. At a meeting of the building committee held on Thursday the 19th inst, to consider the several tenders for the erection of a New Congregational Chapel in King-street, the lowest and successful tender was that of Mr James Rees, of St. Clears. I am informed that the work will be commenced at an early date. MR FIDDLE-DE-DEE. Mr Fiddle de-dee is quite an important personage, in his own estimation at any rate. He is fast be- coming inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and pomposity. Poor Mr Fiddle-de-dee Oh would the God's some giftie gie us To see ourselves' as others see us! Just now he is busy pouring out his vials of wrath, and spitting forth his bitter venom against that grand old institution-the Chnrch. Don't talk shop my friend, and cease your puny efforts. Can you stop the flowing tide with a riddle ? Have you read those beautiful and prophetic lines The Church's one foundation Is Jesus Chiist her Lord;" and, Gates of hell can never 'Gainst that Church prevail; We have Christ's own promise. And that cannot fail, The dear old mother" can take care of herself, Mr Fiddle-de-dee and if you continue to meddle in other peoples' business, and neglect your own (I shop," depend upon it you will find to your cost that your customers have taken to themselves wings,—and that the bees have returned to the old hive." And what will Fiddle-de-dee do then, poor thing? Of what use will be your new and extensive premises, when, by your mistaken zeal you find that your old and once faithful customers, have gone gone back to the old shop."
AMMANFORD JOTTINGS. Water on the brain Yes, certainly that is the disease some of our neighbours at Ammanford suffer from. I was myself interviewed this week as to my jottings on the water question last week. My interviewer had a lethal weapon under his arm, which he made to wriggle in a suggestive way, while he catechised me on the subject of my views on water. I explained to him that I was not prepared with any views, that my business led me to prefer views in oils to water colours, but I could not shake my interviewer off until I had pro- mised to give his views on the water question. They are as follows 44 Ammanford has never been short of water. There are a great number of wells existing already, public and private, and half a dozen more at convenient spots would complete the perfection of a supply. There is no danger of contamination of water, as our soil is so gravelly. The Llandyfan water is too heavily charged with lime for drinking purposes, and the Local Government Inspector has only said we must have a water supply, neither speci- fying wells or a distant supply." There that is as far as I can recollect the torrent of words which fell on my devoted head. He then took breath, and after a short run jumped at me tcrain with You are quite mistaken in saying that°the feeling against the scheme has subsided it is more acute than ever; it is only because the people who want the scheme are more noisy than we are that you think noise means strength. There are more people against the scheme now than ever there were, and they feel more bitterly than ever the wrong that would be done if this unnecessary scheme were harshly thrust upon them." When I recovered my breath after this last cascade I escaped and went home to rêst. I shall interview a few more next week and five the results. ° # I was wrong last week in saying that a fencing class had started in Ammanford. The objects of the class are, firstly, single-stick (a much more 11- ".11. useiui accompnsnmenc nowadays than fencing); secondly, boxing thirdly, dumb-bell exercises and gymnastics generally. This class fulfils the objects I shadowed forth last week, and deserves all the more to succeed, because it is to be self- supporting, and will not cadge for outside help. I believe the idea originated with Mr C. Buthin, who deserves great praise for his work in organis- ing the class. ° V Yet another club I learn that a Law Tennis Club is started in Ammanford. This, again, is a step in the right direction, and deserves success. V Nothing will satisfy some people The last thing out is dissatisfaction with the committee who have worked so hard to obtain an Inter- mediate School for Ammanford. I happen to know something of the work these gentlemen have done, and should like to see the malcontents do one tithe of the work for the good of the place. They might then grumble and snarl as much as they please. The cry this time is the usual one—the one by which the Ammanford grumbler may be recognised at a thousand yards distance that the thing is being managed by a clique. Yes, my yelping friends, by a clique elected at a well-attended meeting, and who enjoy tUe emitfido)ioe of their follow-eitizess of 4.Qf.rd. # The annual Ammanford Eisteddfod is aa- nounced for September. I trust it will be as great a success as last year. I shall be able to tell my readers more about it next week. Mr W. N. Jones, of Tirydail (our County Councillor) is shortly selling oil' his farming stock.
WHATELEY'S "WHAT NOTS." WHITLAND. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Whateley believes that a good many, if not all, of the good readers of THE JOURNAL will be pleased to learn that the sum total of the sub- scriptions promised towards the guarantee fund of the above is now over £ 400, so that in this instance the rolling stone does gather moss the snowball here (in June) assumes increasingly large proportions, and the claims of Whitland now appear in an unmistakeably tangible form, and ought (as 44 Whateley opines) to catch the I deliberative eye of the educational committee of the councillors in July. At any rate nobody after this I hope will have the temerity to accuse us on the banks of the Tave of any want of patriotism, and apply to us the old Welsh apothegm, which his trusty colleague at his elbow, with no small amount of gusto, dictates and explains to 44 Whateley," CAs yw'r gwr ni charo'r wlad a'i I mago." THE BUTTER FACTORY. The butter factory at Santa Clara is now an accomplished fact, and we Whitlandites wish our brethren the shareholders a big dividend, and the honest farmers who entrust them with their milk much prosperity as the result. "Whateley" regrets exceedingly that his prior engagements in Pembrokeshire prevented his being present at the luncheon on the opening day, when he learns Miss Phillips, of the Hotel, served a sumptuous dejeuner at the expense of Mr Tregoning, of Iscoed, the father of the movement in this country. 44 Whateley" read with great pleasure the postprandial toasts and replies, but looked in vain for a speech from a gentleman who is an ardent supporter of the institution, and has largely contributed to its success, viz., Mr J. Davies of the Bank. A word more in conclusion. 44 Whateley" begs to dissent from, and question the logical sequence of, an argument put torth by a somewhat too enthusiastic Santa Claraite at an intermediate school meeting in that town not very long ago, to the effect that the fact of that township having been selected for the factory is a valid reason why it should be selected, also against the stronger claims of Whitland, as Whateley thinks, as the centre for the higher educational institution. Not quite so fast, my excellent Claraite. 44 Whateley" means no offence when he says such an argument will not only hold no water, but literally tells against your claims and plays into our hands this side of the railway tunnel. Of course, you will allow Whateley to be a Whitlandite to the very backbone first, and a supporter of your interests afterwards. One of my colleagues, from whom I differ on Sundays, furnishes his notes of a ruridecanal meeting held at Lampeter-Yelfrey on Thursday afternoon last. After the usual shortened service in Church, and with the Rev. D. P. Evans, R.D., in the chair, and the Revs. D. Howells, R. Da vies, A. Britten, T. Da vies, O. J. Thomas, W. Davies, J. E. Jones, T. Jones, and Canon Edwards (Denas Powis) present, the meeting was opened with prayer by the chairman, when I. Tim., chap. 4, was read in the original, and a useful and interesting discussion on the great truths enunciated therein by the Apostles followed, the visitor's (Canon Edwards) help being much appreciated by the meeting. The Rural Dean next introduced the subjects proposed for dis- cussion at the next autumn conference at Swan- sea. Then the Rev. Canon Edwards was called upon to address the meeting on foreign missions, which he did in his own unobtrusive but highly impressive and interesting style, carrying con- viction home to the minds of all present, and enlisting much interest in favour of missions to foreign parts. My colleague adds he would not miss an opportunity to hear him again on any consideration. Lastly.—The Rural Dean was desired by the clergy present to draw up a resolution, which was carried unanimously, con- gratulating the Rev. J. Lloyd, vicar of Carmar- then, on his promotion to the important positions of Suffragan Bishop of Swansea and Canon of St. David's Cathedral, in the room of the late Canon Williams. The chapter desired to add that it considered the Bishop had made a wise selection, and that the Church in the Diocese would benefit by it. The meeting then formed itself into a ruridecanal board of education meeting, and grants were recommended towards the following schools, viz., Lampeter-Yelfrey, Tavernspite, Llanddowror, St Clears, and Llanfallteg. The good secretary, the Rev. T. Jones, Rector of Llanddowror, who has discharged his duties very successfully for the last three years, tendered his resignation, but eventually, at the urgent request of the meeting, kindly withdrew it for another year. The meeting having been closed with prayer, the clergy, my colleague says, were invited to partake of the hospitality of the Rural Dean and Mrs Evans. ====================
CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. There was a good attendance of Guardians at their usual fortnightly meeting last Saturday at the Union Workhouse, when Mr John Hughes, F.R.C.S., presided. The Clerk reported the balance in hand to be E2,740 7s. Id. The audit of the Union was completed on the 12th inst., and was very satisfactory. A bill of Ri Is. to Dr. Jabez Thomas, oculist, Swansea, for an operation on Wni. Phillips, a pauper, partially blind, who had been sent to him by the Board, was ordered to be paid. The Clerk said that David Griffiths, Llandefeilog, declined to act as guardian of that parish after being elected. He had sent in a formal resignation, on the grounds that he had no time to properly discharge the duties of the parish, for the acceptance of the Local Govern- ment, which Board could accept it, if they thought the reasons strong enough, but they (the Board of Guardians) had nothing to do with it. If the parish required a new guardian, they had better pass a resolution to that effect in vestry. and they could then send it on to the Local Government Board. The Clerk was requested to write to the parishes of St. Ishmael and Llanddowror, as they had not paid their calls. A pauper lunatic boy in the House was ordered to be sent to the Asylum. It was resolved on the suggestion of the clerk that each of the relieving officers should have a copy of the Lunacy Act." The Chairman urged upon the guardians to go over the annual accounts supplied them, as they might be able to remedy many matters relating to the Union if they only tried. The Board then opened the tenders for supplying the House with goods, and resolved that they be supplied by the following :—Rounds of good fat ox or cow beef without the leg bone and the sticking piece at Gd. per lb, good beeves' heads at 6d. each, legs of mutton at 8d. per lb, and good beef suet at 3d. per lb, by Chas. Davies, butcher, Fountain Hall best Welsh butter, sound and sweet, at 9 £ d. per lb., by W. S. Morris, Bridge-street; best Welsh cheese at 19s. lid. per cwt., by T. Richards, Priory-street; best Spiller's plain tie flour at El 6s. 6d. per sack, by J. B. Arthur, Priory-street; best Welsh oatmeal at 12s. 9d. per cwt., by W. Arthur, Priory-street best skimmed milk at 3d. per imperial gallon, and good fresh milk at lljd. ditto, by E. Griffiths, Pant Farm good Welsh potatoes at 3s. per cwt., by W. Arthur best Patnarice at 9s. 9d. per cwt., by J. B. Arthur best split peas at 4s. 9d. per bushel, and tea at 2s. per lb, by W. S. Morris; best Epps cocoa at Is. Od. per lb., by J. B. Arthur; white sugar at 178. 6d. per cwt., by W. S. Morris brown sugar at 12s. 9d. per cwt., J. B. Arthur; salt at 2s. Gd. per cwt, black pepper at 6 £ d. per lb, and white pepper at 10 £ d- per lb, by W. S. Morris: vinegar at 7 £ d. per gallon, and mustard at 7d. per lb, by J. B. Arthur; treacle at 10s. per cwt, by W. S. Morris arrow root, at ad. per 18, and currants at 3d. per lb, by Mr J. P. Carter, Kuildhall-square sides of bacon at 3Jd. per lh, and best ale yellow soap at 17s. (id. per cwt., byT. Richards soda at 3s. 3d. per cwt., by W. Arthur starch at2.}d. per lb, T. Richards blue at 4d. per lb, by North British Company, Lammas-street superfine shag tobacco at 4s. per lb, and best store candles at 3s. (jd. per dozen lb, by W. S. Morris best soft coal at 19s. (id. per ton, and best hard coal at 15s. Gd. per ton, by T. Davies, Quay. I
THE TITHE AGITATION. POUND BREACH CASE AT LAMPETER. At Lampeter county-court on Monday—before Judge Beresford the Rev J. E. Evans, of Hafod, Talsarn (administrator of the Rev Evan Evans, late vicar of Llangeithio, deceased), sued John Davies, Crynllwynmawr, Llangeithio, farmer, for £ 5, being treble damages and costs for pound breach of goods distrained for tithe- rent charge. Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aberyatwith, was for the plaintiff, and Mr Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr Ivor Harries, from the office of Mr James Morgan, solicitor, Cardiff) defended. This case was entered for the last court, in April, but owing to the absence of the judge, it was, with other cases, adjourned. The case was reached on Monday at 1.15, when the witnesses were ordered out of court. Mr A. J. Hughes briefly stated the facts of the case, and called Mr J. E. Lloyd, who gave I formal evidence as to the tithe and the serving notice for tithes on the 24th January, when 13s 4d was due, and, with 2s 6d for the 10 days' notice, he levied for 15s lOd. The treble damages and costs might amount to more than R5. The tithe and costs amounted, he thought to JE2 17s 6d. David Owen, bailiff, Tregaron, said that on the 24th January he visited defendant's farm and saw two steers. He handed notice of distress to defendant's wife. The two steers were about 200 yards off and in sight on defendant's land. There were no other steers in sight, but there was a heifer and two cows there. He told defendant's wife that he had levied on the two steers. He did not remain in actual possession— no man could do so. He visited the farm on January 27th and 29th and the steers were not there, but they were there on the 30th. He visited the farm very early in the morning before the. people of Llangeithio got up. On the 1st February he went to the farm to sell. He looked over the land for the steers and did not find them. He went to the house, and the defendant showed him the outhouses. The steers were not there. Defendant asked him if he was satisfied. He asked defendant to produce them, and he made no answer. Witness then withdrew. He (Owen) watched the place afterwards. He saw them on defendant's farm on the 24th and 27th of March.—Cross-examined by Mr Bowen I have been a bailiff four or five years, and ain used to that sort of thing. When I went to the farm on the 24th January I asked Mrs Davies to pay the money, and she refused. I cannot speak Welsh, I can understand some of the language. I saw the steers in the field, and after making an inventory I read it to Mrs Davies. I did not see the defendant. I did not ask Mrs Davies to whom the steers belonged. That was not necessary. Mr Bowen Did you not think two steers rather in excess of your claim? The Judge—That has nothing to do with it. Mr Bowen said he wanted to bring out Owen's conduct. The Judge—I don't want to hear it. I want to hear the case. Mr Bowen-If defendant had said the steers did not belong to him you would not have agreed with him ? Witness—He should give, me a notice to that effect. That is my opinion of the law. I saw the steers on the land of the defendant after the day of the proposed sale. They were below the house on the flat. The Judge—He said this in his examination in chief. Cross-examination continued I have traced the farm on the parish map. It is an upland farm. It has no hedges, but high banks, over. which cattle could not go without being forced. I do not say that cattle do not stray on such farms. Mr Bowen-Do they not commonly stray in the country ? Witness—Yes. After some further cross-examination of this kind, the Judge again interposed, and Mr Bowen said his point was that the steers seized were not the property of the defendant *I They belonged to a neighbour, Mr Morgan, of Fron, and if they were removed after seizure, the defendant did not commit a pound breach. He could prove that. Mr Hughes asked whether the game was worth the candle ? Was it worth fighting the case out ? Here was a well-to-do farmer who owed 15a lOd. Would it not be better to leave the court and try to settle it The cross-examination of the witnesses for the defence would have to be very direct and pressing, and though lie did not sug- gest they had anything to fear, yet he would pre- fer not to prolong the friction. Mr Bowen, for the defendant, said he was willing to come to any sensible arrangement. The Judge said the defendant had not acted straitforwardly in not saying that the cattle were not his. Mr Hughes said he had made the same remark on his notes. Mr Bowen said he could prove the steers belonged to Mr D. Morgan, of Fron. Mr Hughes held that as the powers of distress under the law of landlord and tenant were given owners of the tithe rent-charge, the steers being on the defendant's land, though belonging to another person, were liable to be seized. The Judge thought that under the statute Mr Hughes would be obliged to show some wilful act of the defendant by which the cattle were taken away. After an argument. The Judge said the claim should be amended so as to include Morgan as defendant. Mr Bowen said in that case the action against the present defendant must fall through, and a new action be commenced against Morgan. The Judge soid no, and added that he gave plaintiff leave to amend. Mr Bowen objected, as that would raise an entirely new question, and they might need fresh evidence, The Judge said he was acting in accordance oil with common law procedure. He would adjourn the case to the next court, reserving the question of costs. The further examination of the bailiff Owen was also adjourned.
WALTHAM WATCHES AS TIMEKEEPERS On the following Railways in the United States. Chicago, Ill., Jan. 1st, 1890* TO THK General Manager, Chicago, Burlingtun and Quincy Railway. Genera) Manager, Burlington and Missouri River Railway. General Manager, Hannibal and St. Joseph R.R and City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railway. General Superintendent St. Louis, Keokuk and North-Western R.R., and Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway, General Superintendent, Chicago and Iowa Rail- way. Dear Sirs,—Herewith please find tabulated the actual performance of Watches carried by the employes of the above named roads who are subject to the Time Inspection Circular No. 1. Respectfully, RAYMOND GREGG, General Inspector Watches. This tabulated Statement is prepared by 75 Local Inspectors 21 manufacturing companies are represented, of which the Waltham Watch Company are credited with 958 Watches in use, 274 being non-magnetic. The average running time of each of these Watches during the month is recorded at 22 days, and the average variation of each Watch per day 15-8 seconds.
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CARMARTHEN COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY.—Before Messrs Grismond Philipps, J. L. Philipps, C. W. Jones, and Rev. R. G. Lawrence. ASSAULT.—CROSS SUMMONS. Lettice Roberts, Tower Hill, near Mynyddo-arej? Kidwelly, charged Mary Evans, her neighbour' with having assaulted her on the 16th inst A cross-summons had been taken out by Maiy Evans Mr James John appeared for Lettice Roberts, and Mr H. Brunei White for Mary Evans. All the witnesses were ordered out of court, and both snmmoness were heard together. Lettice Roberts, sworn, said she lived at Tower Hill, and was the wife of Thomas Roberts. black- smith. On Monday, the 16tb, she was in her house, and heard some noise outside, as if loud talking, and she was called out by Mary Evans. Margaret Davies and Ann Evans weie in her house at the time. Margaret Davies and witness went out, and Mary Evans told witness to look after her cows-that they were on the road all day. Margaret Davies told her she was to blame for creitina, a row. Witness boy asked Mary Evans what The had to do with the cowti, and she told him she would split his head open. Witness went on and tried to turn her face towards her home, when she was struck with a big stick across her shoulders. She did not strike Mary Evans before she was struck herself. Margaret Davies, Wm. Roberts, and Hannah Roberts were in the yard -it the time. Cross-examined by Mr White-Mary Evans had been complaining to her about witness's cows grazing on her land, and she said that she owned the roadside. On the day mentioned Mary Evans came to her yard driving two cows a stick, with which she threatened to split the boy's head. (Mr White here produced a small short stick.) Witness continuing: The stick produced was of the same kind as the one she used, but Longer. Witness got up some stones in her apron, but did not throw them. Mary Evans repeatedly said that she owned the roadside. She did not say to Ann Evans that she would have killed Mary Evans if Margaret Davies had not come out. Rev. R. G. Lawrence stated that she would swear anything. Mr John promptly rose to his feet and indig- nantly said that it was not fair for Mr Lawrence to make use of such remarks, and he (Mr John) strongly protested against them. Rev. R. G. Lawrence replied that Mr John was there with the permission of the magistrates. Mr John-1 am not here with yonr licence. Rev. R. G. Lawrence-You have no right to say nnything-- ° J Mr John-1 have, and I will-- Rev. R. G. Lawrence (excitedly)—Sit down. Mr John-I decline to sit down. Rev. R. G. Lawrence—Then I stop the case. Mr John—You have no right to make the remark you uttered with regard to my client, and when you do so I have a right to interpose. Rev. R. G. Lawrence—You have no right to interfere with what I say. Mr John—I have a perfect right, and not only have I right, but I will interpose in such a circum- I stance. Cro&s-examination continued-Witness did not use any force, but simply took bold of her Re-examined by Mr John-There was no gate on the road which led to her bouse. The stick she was struck with had some twigs sticking out of it. By the Bench-She herself had not been told to put a gate there. Rev. R. G. Lawrence (in a loud tone)-Has your husband been-told to put a gate on the land ? Mr John-I object, as she cannot say what has been told to her husband. How can she know ? Rev. R. G. Lawrence—Well, she ought to know. Mr John said the only way to bis client's house was the road on which Mary Evans said the cows were straying Margaret Divies, living at Bankffosfelin, fowl dealer, said she remembered the day in question. The boy, Wm. Roberts, had gone to fetch the cows, which were in a field li miles away, and on the way home had gone into the blacksmith's shop for the donkey, leaving the cows to go themselves, when Mary Evans saw them and drove them home. Mrs Roberts went out and told her to go away with her noise, and on going to close to her she received a stick about the thickness of her finger across her faoe. Both then struggled for the stick, and she went on to separate them. Cross-examined by Mr White—She did not go on because she was afraid Mrs Roberts would do an injury to the old woman. She did not remember seeing a cap and shawl on the road. They did not make any fun of the old lady (Mrs Evans), as it was unnecessary. Witness was sister-in-law to Mrs Roberts. There had been many previous disputes about the cows, and Lettice Roberts could not walk the road without being interfered with She would swear that Mrs Roberts did not take up any stones, nor were there any in her apron. The stick produced was not the one used, which was stouter and longer, nor was it of the same kind of wood. She saw a mark on Mrs Roberts' face, but there was no blood. William Roberts, son of the complainant, said that his mother's face was bleeding. He did not notice that Mary Evans' shawl was broken. He was in the blacksmith's shop about five minutes. His mother went with stones towards Mary Evans, but did not throw any of them at her. Hannah Roberts, daughter of complainant, said she was certain her mother did not pick up any stones. Mr John (to witness)-All you mean to say is, you did not see your mother taking up stones. Rev. R. G. Lawrence—You cannot put it like that. Mr John-I will put it. I can put it, as the learned clerk has said I have a right to do so, although a magistrate has said I cannot. Witness said she did not see any stones with her mother. That was all the evidence for the complainant Mr White, in addressing the Bench, pointed out the contradictory evidence given -about the stones etc., and urged that the aasault had been coml mitted upon his client, and not upon Roberts. Mary Evans said she lived at Danybank, and was 66 years of age. On the morning of Monday she saw Roberts' two cows, one above and the other below her house. The road was for her to graze, and for Roberts to walk on only. She took up a little twig, and in a friendly way drove the cattle to her yard. Margaret Davies came out and said, "Hallo, old woman, is that you? Walk it. Roberts then came to her with stones, took bold of her roughly, and tore her shawl, and pulled the cap and handkerchief off her head. She after- wards picked them from the ground in rags. When she was taken hold of, she struck Lettice with a stick. By Mr John—She never threatened to split the boy's head. Ann Evans said sho was a dressmaker, and on Monday was working in Lettice Roberts' house. She did not go into the yard when the row was on, but when Lettice came in she said she had gone on to Mary Evans with some stones, and caught hold of her throat. She also said that Mary Evans' cap and hat were in pieces, and that she did not know what she would have done to her if Margaret Davies had not come out. By Mr John-She did not hear anything said about the threat of splitting the boy's head. Mr John—Are you sure that nothing was said about it ? Rev. R. G. Lawrence-You have no right to try and mislead the witness. She has positively said No. Mr John—You have no right to say that I am attempting to mislead anyone. Rev. R. G. Lawrence-That is why perjury is done here so often. The girl has given a direct answer. Mr John-I think I have had enough experience in a court, and probably have bad more experience than you in conducting a case. Cries of Sit down, John," from the Bench, with a alight twittering in the body of the Court. Rev. R. G. Lawrence-That is a matter of opinion. Mr John—That is my opinion, whatever. The Bench then retired to consider the case, and returned in a short time, having found that it was Mr Roberts who committed the assault in the first instance, and fined her 2s 6d and costs, the other summons being dismissed. USING A GUN WITHOUT A LICENSE. John Jenkins, Llwynevan, in the parish of Laugharne, was fined 108 and 7s costs having used a gun without a license.
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TRADE REPORT. The strike at the Swansea Docks, which was exercising the minds of traders in every branch of business "in South Wales, was fortunately settled at the end of last week and work has now been generally resumed. The men have secured very considerable advances, and it is to be hoped that they will not in consequence neglect their work, and do more harm to the trade of the port. A good deal of business is now being done but, except in the coal trade, profits are very small. There has been no marked change in the values of iron, and tin- plates are commanding rather less money than a week ago. Hematite warrants are about 51s; Scotch, 45s and Middlesborough, 42s. Tinplates are 13a 3d to 13s 4jd for Bessemer cokes, and 13s 9d to 14s 3d for Siemens, according to specifications. Recent reports from America point to the passing of the new Tariff Bill- subject to some modifications—so that it seems certain that the Welsh tinplate makers will have to face a very much higher protective duty than at present. The result of this must be serious, though we do not apprehend that it will be as disastrous as some imagine. It should be remem- bered that many importers of tinplates get, a large proportion of the duty returned to them when the plates are re-exported in the form of packages containing goods of American production. At present the rebate is 90 per cent. of the duty under the new Bill it will be 99 per cent., so that in some instances there will be an absolute reduction in duty. Again, the quantity of plates now used in America of a lighter substance than the ordinary 30 or 31 wire gauge has greatly increased since the introduction of steel; and as the duty is payable in proportion to the weight, the increase will not be felt so much on the thinner plates. Still, the exports from this country to the United States must be seriously affected in course of time, and we must hope that the general expansion of the trade in other portions of the world, particularly in the oil districts of Russia and Peru, will help to fill up the gap. There are signs that coal has reached the highest prices that are likely to be seen during the present boom. Th enormous profits that some collieries have paid during the last twelve months have had the usual result of driving more people into the trade and as soon as supply does overlap the demand, nothing can prevent a rapid fall. We noticed that the associated colliery owners propose giving notice to terminate the present sliding scale arrange- ment. It is to be hoped some new and satis- factory arrangement will be arrived at before the notice expires next Christmas, for if not., we shall probably be landed in a strike rivalling in dimensions that of 1874. COPPER. — The market opened active at £59 7s. 6d. to £59 15s. for g.o.b.s. and g.m.b.s. spot, but after Tuesday became quiet and easier, the closing quotation being jE58 5s. to S58 12s. 6d. English quiet; tough cake JE63 to tti3 10s. select ingots £ 65 10s. to E66 sheets, JE71 to £ 72 yellow metal 6d. per lb. TiiN.-OI)eiied easier at £95 7s. 6d. to J695 17s. 6d. for spot parcels, and after improving by Wednesday to £9() 7s. 6d. to E96 17s. Hd., subsequently became flat and declined to 1:94 10s. at the close. SPELTER.—Quiet at £24 to JE25 5s. for South Staffordshire delivery. LEAD. Firm at 1:13 10s. for soft English pig delivered. ° CARDIFF. 7:10 trade of the port continues brisk. The coal exports for the past week amounted to 267,000 tons, which is considerably above the average for the year. The trade of the Bute Docks was as follows Coal, coke, and patent fuel shipment, 160,092 tons. Exports, other than coal, coke, and fuel, 5,496 tons. Imports, 30,347. The arrivals were 92 steamers of 62,818 tons register, and 67 sailing ships of 14,234 tons register. The vessels in dock are 62 steamers of 86,245 tons register, and 109 sailing ships of 58,891 tons register. On 'Change to-day there was very little change in the condition of the coal trade. The ruling (Itiotittiotis were :— Best qualities, 15s. to 15s. 6d. good dry coals, 14s. 6d. and Monmouthshire, los. 6d. to 14s. Small steam was plentiful at 8s. 6d. to 8s. I)d.a drop of Is. a ton as compared with last week's figures. The house-coal trade was moderately active for the time of year. No. 3 Rhondda large was selling at 14s. 3d., and small at lis. 6d. to lis. 9d. No 2 Rhondda was quoted at 12s. to 12s. 3d., small at 9s. to 9s 3d., and through 10s. 6d. There was a steady demand for patent fuel at 14s. 3d. to 14s. 5d., and there was all ) improved enquiry for ccke. Foundry was firm at 21s. 6d., and furnace at 19a. 6d., with an upward tendency. Iron ore was in good demand at 14s. 6d., and there was a fair enquiry for pitwood. Outward steam chartering was moderately active. SWANSEA.—Owing to the general strike of dock 1 15 labourers during the past week no comparison can be made with previous periods. It is satis- factory, however, that in consequence of the concessions made by the various employers, ranging from 20 to 50 per cent., work has been resumed in all the branches. The imports in the week amount to 8,919 tons, and exports to 27,794 tons, total trade 36,713 tons, compared with 70,692 tons in the previous week, and 56,261 tons in the corresponding week of last year. The shipments of coal were 20,668 tons. The ship- ments of tinplate amount to 37,584 boxes, and receipts from works to 48,116 boxes; stocks in the dock warehouses and vans this day stand at 198,882 boxes, compared with 188,350 boxes this day week, and 138,857 boxes at the corresponding date of last year. The strike has naturally considerably disturbed the tinplate trade and upset buyers' calculations. There has been a brisk demand during the week, buyers seeming to be more anxious to place their orders. The result is an all-rouud improvement, with a much firmer tone in the market. The iticteased demand from the United States is believed to point to the ultimate passing of the Tariff Bill in sorne shape. The metal market has been rather more active. Copper is decidedly firm. Large quantities of copper produce have been waiting discharge here pending a settlement of the strike, which has to- day happily been brought about.
WESTERN WALES AND FOX-HUNTING. A full meeting of the representatives of the Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Tivyside (Cardigan) Hunts has just been held at Trewern House, Whitland, the residence of Mr John Beynon. The chairman on the occasion was Mr Jones, Penlan.—Mr John Beynon having stated that the Llanddowror covers did not belong to the P, South Pembrokeshire Hunt country, it was un- animonsly decided that the parishes of Marros, Eglwyscymmyn, and Kiflig, county of Carmarthen, be included in the South Pembrokeshire Hunt country.—It was also decided that the road lead- ing from Blaenwain to Whitland be the boundary of the Carmarthenshire and Tivyside Hunts. The covers in the parishes of Llangain and Llanboidy were arranged to be also° included in the South Pembrokeshire Hunt country. I in the South Pembrokeshire Hunt country.
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CARMARTHEN BOROUGH POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—Before Messrs T. Davies (mayor) and C. W. Jones. CHARGE OF DESERTION. This was an adjourned bearing of the summons issued by Mary Thomas against her husband, George Thomas, Cambrian Place, for maintenance on the ground of alleged desertion. Mr White, who again appeared for defendant, said that since the labt hearing the defendant had found a home, but his wife had not come near him. He (Mr White) had been to the complainant, but she refused to return. He did not know whether there was anyone behind the scenes influencing her, with the exception of Mary Bowen, a witness at the last hearing. His client was going to lopton that day week, and he thought that a word of kindly advice from the Bench would do some good. As the defendant was willing to take her back, he would ask the Bench to dismiss the summons against him. Mr C. W. Jones-Is the home that has been offered her a proper one ? Defendant—Yes, sir, everything the same as we used to have. The Clerk said that as the husband was willing to take her back, they could not make an order agaiust him. Defendant-She has not been near me since this day fortnight. I have a bouse ready for her in Cambrian Place. Complainant said she was quite willing to go back if he treated her better than he usually did. The summons was thereupon dismissed, com- plainant promising to go back to her husband. JUVENILE PILFERERS. David John Rees, son of William Rees, 18, St. Catherine-street; and Lewis Davies, son of John Davies, Pentre Cottages, aged 8 and 11 years respectively, were brought before the Bench for stealing apples, &c., from Mr Brunei White's premises, Fountain Hal), on Sunday. Mr White said he did not come to prosecute them, but as the premises belonged to him, be thought an admonition from the Bench would do a deal of good. The garden where he was goinc to build was enclosed, but about 20 or 30 children were in the habit of pilfering gooseberries, apples, etc., from there, and not only that, but whole trees hrtd been torn up. He had placed P.O. Burnhill to watch, and the. result was that last Sunday he caught the two little boys in Court. All he wanted was to get the plact) preserved, and asked the Bench to give the boys a lesson, which would be a warning to others. The boys having been admonished by the mayor were discharged. This was all the business.
PENLLERGAER. On Monday morning, the 23rd inst., the choir of St. David's Church, Penllergaer, enjoyed their annual outing. About fifty met at 7.45. a.m., by the Church, and from thence proceeded to Cockett Station, and thence in a saloon carriage to Cardiff, arriving there about ten o'clock. The morning was spent in walking about Cardiff. A splendid dinner was provided for the party at the Washington Hotel. In the afternoon several went to Penarth, and enjoyed themselves on the beach, in riding on the ponies, and in the vehicles which were there on hire. Others went to Barry to see the new dock. All returned to the Washington at five o'clock for tea. The return journey was commenced at 6.10. p.m., arriving home at a timely hour, after spending a most enjoyable day. Through the foresight of Mr and Mrs J. G, Kirby, refreshments in the shape of sandwiches, cake, etc., and various kinds of drinkables had been provided in the carriage, and the journey to was enlivened by songs and speeches. Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart" Penllergaer, paid all expenses connected with the trip, and all the arrangements were under the care of Mr J. G. Kirby, Penllergaer Farm. Sir John's generosity was warmly acknowledged in the usual way by the company, and Mr and Mrs Kirby were warmly thanked for so ably carrying out the baronet's generous intentions. Grateful mention was also made of the warm interest taken by the Penllergaer family in everything connected with St. David's Church.
C WM A MMAN. THE Mutual Improvement Association held its usual meeting on Friday evening last when, in the absence of the president, Mr Mitchell of the Garnant Grammar School was voted to the chair. Messrs. David Jones and J. Morgan Jones read two selections in a masterly manner, and Mr Morgan Richards recited "Twr Babel" with great taste and feeling. The secretary, Mr T. Joiies n I sent in his resignation which was accepted, and Messrs. Noah Phillips and J. Morgan were after- wards appointed joint secretaries. DEATH OF MISS THOMAS. It is with sorrow I have to record the death of Miss Deborah Letitia Thomas, daughter of the late Mr Thomas Thomas, contractor, Llanelly, and grand daughter of the late Rev. John Davies, the venerable and eminent minister who laboured assiduously and successfully at Cwmamman, for upwards'of forty years. Miss Thomas had for some time been engaged at the establishment of Messrs B. Evans and Co., Temple-street, Swansea, where by her faithful attention to business, and quiet graceful lady-like demeanour, she had gained the°respect and confidence of the firm, and the love and beat wishes of her colleagues. Ill health compelled her to seek rest and a change of air with her uncle Pi- Eleazar Davies, Fochriw—where after a few days" illness she expired peacefully on June 15th. She was buried on Thursday, at the Old Bethel Graveyard, Cwmamman, amid the tears and laments of her distressed relatives, and a large circle of sorrowing friends, the officiating minister being the Rev. J. Towyn Jones, who was assisted by the Revs. John Jones, Llatiguicke; James Jones, and D. Morgan, Fochriw. The following ministers were also present Revs. J. Morlail Jones, vicar of Brynamman J. Oliver, Tabernacle and J. Thomas, Bethesda Mr and Mrs B. Evans, Swansea Dr E. Davies, Fochriw Miss Annie Thomas, sister of the deceased Mr E. Garibaldi Davies, Swansea Mrs Mc'Farlane Grove Place, Swansea Mr W7alter Thornej Swansea Miss Kent Jones, Deri Miss Beavan' Newport Miss Kyle, Swansea the employes of Messrs. B. Evans and Co., and very many others. sent magnificent floral offerings each testifying in its own mute, yet powerful way, that in the hearts of the donors, there was an aching void.
LLANSAWEL. We are glad to be able to record that this place is not without its improvements this summer. In addition to other novelties we noticed, on Thursday evening, the 19th iiist., the laying of the foundation stone of a new and roomy smithy. A great number of both sexes and of all ages flocked together to witness the ceremony, which was performed in style by the well known and respected citizen, Mr H Kumbold, of the Black Lion Hotel, who bavin-' been equipped with the necessaries for the performance by Mr J. Jenkins of Parkyrhos (the contractor) and having delivered four good raps on the block, proclaimed in a loud and thrilling voice, I declare this sfcone to be well and truly laid." We must not forget to mention that several valuable coin were placed underneath Addresses were also given byMrThomas Maeslan and ot)iers.This building will greatly better the scenery at the entrance from the west end, which hitherto was rather inferior to the edifices of the town. When the forgeing shop and the shoeing shed are completed, we understand that "William y Gof intends having an iron plat- form for handing wheels set up in one place, a superior lathe in another quarter, and some other paraphernalia elsewhere,—May the good mechanic and his son live long to enjoy these additions, and benefits from them, is the general wish of the whole neighbourhood.-( )B,ERVER,
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