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CARMARTHEN. RAFFLES were held in several of the public- houses of the town on Christmas Eve. COUNTY PETTY -There was no court at the Guildhall on Saturday. CARMARTHEN SOUP KITCHEN.—Mr D. P. Morgan, Hon. Sec., begs respectfully to acknow- ledge the following subscriptions :—Mr D. Lloyd Jones, Barwick Yeovil, E2 Mr Protheroe, Clifton, £ 2 Mr. H. Lloyd, Ivy Cottage, Abergwill, t2 2s. TRADESMEN'S BALL.-We hear that it has been decided this year again to hold the tradesmen's ball on the 21st of January, 1892, and as the number of tickets is limited, an early appli- cation should be made. BOROUGH POLICE COLIP.T. -This Court was held on Monday, before Mr C. W. Jones and Mr J. Lewis.-All application of Mr Joseph Spurry, for an occasional license to sell liquor in the Assembly Rooms on New Year's Eve and New Year's morning, on the occasion of a ball, was granted as was also the application for the temporary transfer 9f the license of the Harp Inn, Lammas- street, by Mr Wm. Thomas. FOOTBALL Carmarthen Wanderers v. Llanelly Wem Junior*. This match was played on Saturday (Boxing Day) on the ground of the former, and ended as follows Wanderers, 1 goal, 3 tries, and 3 minors Wem Juniors, nil. The tries were obtained by H. Lewis (3) and Fred. Morgan (1), the former converted. A match was played on Christmas Day in a field behind the Railway Tavern, Lammas-street, be- tween the Royal Oak Rovers and a Picked Team, and ended in a win for the former by 2 trios, 2 minors to 1 try. Referee, Mr James Davies, Aberavon. 1ST V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT. Orders having been issued to mark all the great coats the same number as the new accoutrements, members of the H. and 1. Companies are re- quested to send their military great coats and capes into the Armoury with as little delay as possible, so that the order may be complied with; (2) All members who have rifles in their possession are requested to return them to the Armoury forthwith for inspection, and to be kept in store during the non-shooting season, agreeable to Volunteer Regulations, 1891. By order, G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Commanding. PARK Y VELVET GRAMMAR AND SCIENCE SCHOOL.—At the recent terminal examinatisn of this school, several book prizes were offered for competition, with the following results: The history prize, open to the whole school, was won by Miss A. Timothy; and the mechanics prize, open to this year's students only, by Miss Barrett. All the other prizes were limited to the classes preparing for the College of Preceptors' Examinations, the winners being — In Latin, D. J. Lewis and D. Iwan Davies, equal in Algebra, D. J. Lewis in History, Dixon Hearder; in Geography, Emrys Thomas and E. E, Isaac, equal; in junior Geography, Gerald Griffiths. ANNUAL MEETING OF ODDFELLOWS.—The fifty- fourth annual meeting of the Carmarthen Dis- trict of the I.O.O.F., Manchester Unity, was held in the Loyal Merlin Lodge Room, Blue Boar Inn, on Monday afternoon, those in at- tendance being Prop. G.M. John Thomas, in the chair; Prov. D.G.M. John Evans, in the vice- chair P.P.G.M. Wm. Evans, prov. correspond- ing secretary. Delegates: Merlin Lodge, P.P.G.M. Wm. Pugh and P.G. Thomas Evans, P.S. Wayne Lodge, P.P.G.M.'S David Davies, Wm. G. Pugh and David Williams, and P.G. Thomas Rees and N G. J. Jones Ship and Castle Lodge, G.M. Thomas John Goleu Cymru Lodge, V.G. Thomas Gibbon and John Gwynne Howell; Clazton Lodge, P.G.'S R. Rets, Herbert Williams and Jas. Thomas Abercorran Lodge, P.G. George Maddon and Wilkins Begelly and Kilgetty Lodge, P.G. W. Lawrence and Thomas Morgan, treasurer. The amount of levies received was jEl2 118 8d. A vote of condolence with the bereaved relatives of the late Mr Mackenzie Thomas, general manager of the Western Mail, who had taken such a lively interest in Oddfellowship, was passed on the motion of P.P.G.M. David Williams, seconded by P.P.G.M. Wm. Evans, P.C.S.— Prov. Deputy G.M. John Davies Evans, Merlin Lodge, was elected G.M., and P.G. John Thomas Griffiths, of the Goleu Cymru Lodge, was ap- pointed Prov. D.G.M. for the ensuing year.—It was decided to hold the half-yearly meeting of the district at the Begelly Arms, Begelly, on Monday, June 27. A capital dinner had been provided by the licensee of the Blue Boar (Mr. F. J. Cottrell), and the catering gave great satisfaction. TEMPERANCE. —The weekly meeting of the Car- marthen Total Abstinence Society, was held on Sunday evening last, dot the Tabernacle Chapel Schoolroom, Mr Gwilym Samuel, presiding. There was a crowded attendance. Addresses were delivered by the chairman Mr Joseph Thomas, weaver, and the Rev. Joseph Evans, of Swansea (formerly of this town). Miss May Jones rendered a solo very sweetly. Rev. T Mortimer Green closed the meeting by prayer.— A committee meeting was held at the close of the meeting to appoint new officers for the ensuing quarter, &c., but as only some four remained, the appointment of the officers was left until the annual meeting, to be held at the Water-street Chapel Schoolroom, on New Year's evening. THE OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS DAY. —In the course of an excellent address on the Nativity," by the Rev J Morris, at St. John's Welsh Church on Christmas evening, the rev. gentleman said he was glad to see such a fair congregation present, but the presence of the young men and the young women that worshipped in that Church on Sun- days were conspicuous by their absence that even- ing. He hoped they had not joined the giddy multitude singing low songs about their streets and in other places in the town that day. They, as Churchmen, kept Christmas Day as a Holy day, notwithstanding they were taunted it was popery to keep it so. He maintained it was better to sing praises to God than the low songs he heard about the streets that day. CARMARTHEN SOCIAL CLUB.—A merry party of fifty, consisting of members and friends, met on Christmas Eve, at the above place to partake of their first annual supper, catered for very sum- tously by Mrs Tipping and her able assistants, the Misses Evans and Holt, of the Lion Royal Coffee Tavern. The chairman of the evening was Mr Thomas (late of Nant), supported by Mr O. Jones and Mr J Webster. After justice had been done to the good things provided, the com- pany assembled were beguiled with a list of songs the excellence of which would satisfy the most exacting. Mr G R Lewis favoured with Rather, Fleny, long ago," and gave two or three dances Mr H Jones, "The song that reached my heart;" Mr T Jones, Patrick mind the baby and Old Brigade Mr W Jones, The Old armchair" Mr W Davies, Death of Nelson" Mr W Thomas, Ten minutes too late Mr W Evans, "Over more, and funny things" Mr G Davies, character song and recitation Mr P R Lewis, Barney, take me home," and recitation, Women of Mumbles Head Mr Bennett gave five songs, and many others filled up a long pro- gramme. The now celebrated recitation by Mr Gomer Davies, proved one of the features of the evening, the elocution and acting powers of Mr Davies being of a high order. Mr E Isaac and T C Davies ably presided at the piano, which was kindly lent by Mr Colby Evans. Warm votes of thanks were given the chairman for his kind services and contribution, and to Mr Griffiths and Mr Colby Evrns. The chairman was delighted to be among them., and expressed a hearty wish for the repitition of a similar treat very soon. Messrs H Jones and J D Davies were responsible for the arrangements. ERRATUM. The appointment of Mr W. Lewis Hughes as medical officer for the borough of Carmarthen was for three years, and not one year as reported in our columns last week. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following amounts :—Mr Henry Lloyd, Ivy Cottage, Aber- gwili, donation, t2 2s Fine from Welshman Office, ls Mrs Maclean, Mount Hill, 10? 6d Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Llandilo, per Mr R G Price, P,3 15s Anonymous," Llan- dilo, 2s Holly and laurel from Dr. Hearder, for Christmas decoration Box of clothing and toys, from Mrs Wood, Dysgwylfa, Sketty, Swansea Christmas pictures for the patients, from Mr Car- penter, the Station Pictures, from Mrs Barker, Green Hall Mr Howell Evans, an in-patient, El 10s Fine from Welshman Office. SCHOOL BOARD. -A special meeting was held at the Guildhall on Wednesday evening, the members in attendance being Principal Browne, vice-chairman, in the chair, Rev. Prof. Jones, Mr T. E. Brigstocke, Mr Thomas Thomas, and I Mr W. L. Hughes. On the motion of Mr Hughes, seconded by Mr Thomas, it was decided to accept the tender of Messrs J. and Daniel Jones, contractors, for the erection of the new Pentrepoth Infant's School, and for effecting the necessary alterations to and improvements at the existing buildings, for the sum of R1471 17s Od, subject to the approval of the Education Department to the conveyance of the new site being duly executed, to them entering into a satisfactory contract with two substantial sureties for the due execution of the work .to the satisfaction of Messrs Morgan and Son, the architects of the board for the time being. The I other tenders came from the following I contractors :—Messrs Brown Thomas and John, Llanelly, £ 1510 12s Od and Mr William Evans, Fishpond House, Carmarthen, R1590 Os Od. On l the motion of Mr Hughes, seconded by Mr j Thomas, the best thanks of the committee were tendered to Principal Evans for the able manner in which he had acted as chairman of the board during his term of office. This was the last meeting of the old board. The new one will meet on the 13th inst.











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