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TARIFF REFORM NOTES [BY HENRY LONGSTAFF.) FRFF TRADE CONSISTENCY. AT A if i \Iond M.P. (Treasurer of the Free Mr. Alfred^MonO-h^ shareholders, Messrs. Brun- Trade^ L mon) stated in answer to a curres- lier> Mond an.a ghjpment" of .their pendent, J°ac taiJ markets. and Ilr. AIoiici in de- ^TTf this action said, "My answer to tho becre- n f +v,P Tariff Reform League is that I would tar £ 0 ti t mv political consistency should suffer rather that m p j &m respons. STJISWISJMA. Ladbroke Ml, Nov. 12«h, 1908. ^v?V°rk!wThenarea over which you can trade the 1 vou^are likelv to suffer from flotations. That ]ess vou. ar rifE" Reform remedy of limiting vour- JS why the: iari-ets appears to me so absolutely G—- 3overa STATES INQUIRY
In the United States an inquiry is the preliminary step to the revision of the tarjtt. Various proposals are being put forward in_ ;nfr the duties upon imported goods, but a variably on the ground th« leave the industries concernedL eft y wmi On .he other hand «e h.«TinplaW as the spokesman for^ the^ of The (rebate Lnion, appealing tor tn. m carmmg !T :S » S «W American industry goods for export te used in the States. Were SSW'-afrfi? irrsTthTn s. KS% a platers with their inherited skill and powfrs of en- durance to create a new industry across the Atlan- W^,jnno?2:f 3L.S4 KS Protectionist, was, when in compatriots who Trader. But, h.iS discarded the old fetish even before he took out 111s .are tinplaters in the States, he probably discarded lion papers as an American citize
TH1? rnvFRNMEXT AND IRISH TOBACCO. The Government, although, as Mr Bonar Law- said fast week, it is showing Tariff Reform teiideii- cies is singularly erratic in its display. At the pre sent' time it might give a great mpetus to employ- ment in Ireland almost by a stroke of the pen; and yet it stubbornly refuses what any sound man of business would do in the circumstances. In 1904 Mr Austen Chamberlain allowed Irish tobacco-growers a rebate in the duty of Is. per lb. for five vears The present Liberal Go\ernmcnt, -which is "always posing as the friend excellence of Ireland, has cut down that rebate to 2d. per lb The position of affairs is almost exactly parallel to that created by Liberal pig-headedness in Lincoln- shire. There an attempt was made to start a beet sugar industry. If the Government would have granted a rebate of the sugar duty there, the industry would have I been established by now. But the Government re- fused (and. of course, capitalists fought "hv of the enterprise and declined to subscribe the funds for the necessary plant and buildings. So it is with the Irish tobacco industry, only there the enterprise is past the experimental stage, and would, if en- couraged. go a long way to make Ireland con- tented and prosperous. Tobacco can be grown in Ireland; it can be dried in Ireland: but there are certain processes in the curing which can only be undertaken profitably on a large scale and with the aid of expensive plant As Irishmen have taken keenly to co-operative farming, there would h^e been "no difficulty about the erection of a central curing factory, to which small growers could have sent their leaf for treatment—if only the Liberal Government had continued the wise and generous -policy of Mr. Austen Chamberlain. W readers desiring information upon th- subject of Tariff Reform should write H. Longstaff, South Wales Tariff Reform Federation, W estern Mail Buildings, Cardiff.
HAVE ANIMALS IMMORTAL SPIRITS? To the Editor of THE JOT"RXAT. -t*!TR, —"1 wisTi fo «t*»r Trtruugb your kindness, tho asistance of your readers in probing a matter of ureal interest to animal lovers. A retired Navy Officer in the West of England took great interest in Si Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- mals A dog which had been in the habit of attend- in"- the meetings with him for many years had died, i jig, and when the officer was paying an afternoon call one day he was surprised to hear his hostess say: '-I am glad vou brought your dog ronlied tain. "I have not brought, my dog, r(T (r( "whv do vou sav so?" "Because there it is sitting beside you." replied the lady The dog was dead had been dea<l some time. Was the remark tho result of an optical delusion? If any of vour readers have had similar experi- ences With regard to any dumb animals, I will feel greatly obliged bv receiving the particulars, as am most deeply interested in the quoshon, and am collecting authenticated cases Thankm0 you -vour courtesy.-I am, faithfully yours, ESTHER D-KRFEN. .34, Wyatt Park-road, Streatliam Hill. London, S.W.
SHOPS ON WHEELS. To the Editor of THE JOURXAL. SlK,—May I, through the medium of your paper, draw the attention of the public to these philan- thropic (!) business men who retail goods from carts along the road. A large proportion of the public seem to swallow the idea that goods may be had cheaper in this manner than by purchasing from the "local store. It is a very strange thing, but nevertheless, true, that people prefer to buy from strangers than from their struggling neighbour next door. ° We see instances of this in every station of life The upper classes believe that thev are ire11inc' the cream of manufacture and production then their hampers and parcels are labelled with the address of a big firm in the city. I was in a farmhouse the other day seeing a quantity of home- made cheese being sent away to a certain large town That cheese went away as Bwlchclawdd Cheese" but. in a few weeks came back as "Cheddar cheese People would not value it so highly under the old name, but when re-christened, it went like <r sin Lord an" hls woodman are laid unS with a bad cold. His Lordship summons a Harlev-street physician and gets a prescription. Dr. Jones. practising in the village, sends the woodman a bottle. The latter is busy at work in the wood before the former has left his room. One pays for his cure in a snug little pile of "yellow boys." while the other parts with his humble half a dolalr. But to return to these travelling establishments who deal ahieflv with the middle and working classes. Deal- intr fairlv it is impossible for them to cater cheaper than the Leal tradesman Both buy their goods from practically the same wholesale houses on similar terms. 0„p hands his goods over the counter while, the other delivers it at the customer s door from a cart. The. former has his shop rent to pay and a inite for himself and his family to subsist on while the other has also his building rent to pay, and n addition his carter's wages, keep of horses and the usual heavy wear and tear. A trick frequently practised by these. van tradesmen is to label a few articles at a cutting price, and make up for the deficiency of profit in them by overcharging in others. Of course, I say nothing^about the quality .of the goods sold at cutting prees. Very often they have special brands of their own which are offered cheaper than the well-known ones at the local shop. But one ran generally depend that the quality is also cheaper. Another Ithing to be taken jnto consideration is the queshon of cash payments. When times are bad the local tradesman has to sell on "tick The van tradesman must have ready money The other day I saw a working-man's wife purchase a large quantity of groceries from a van, aving readv moncv for it, when at the same tunc a long score stood' against her name in the ocal a joufc ->v a needed on such conduct. •ThTdSS ieaE for itself- "It b '»■«">' Mr >o .ine (let u 1 ,l,,rinir prosperous times and deal with ar ° shopkeeper on the then to appeal to PO^. thygetf_ Do Sot us VOll would others do unto you.- unto others us Yours etc., ONE WHO HAS PROVED IT.
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LLANDOVERY GOSSIP [BY "CHANCERY."] An incident which occurred a few days ago shows the extent of the education of some people in the district of Llandovery, when an individual did not know the meaning of the word "Mural." Probably by now he has looked in the dictoionary. This Christmas as in previous years, we shall miss the good old Llandovery Band. The instruments now hang on the wall of the Town Hall.. There are plenty of young men in the borough that would join a band if one was formed. But there is one missing link that is not very easy to find, that is. "The Bandmaster." The number of the knights of the road at the Workhouse is increasing daily. In order to gain a new suit of clothes they tear their old ones up. It is now no unusual thing to see two or three tramps being taken to the police-station dressed in sacks. Tramps should beware that the punishment for this offence is now getting hotter at Llandovery, for only the other uav a vagrant got two months for the offence. What we should call business was done by the Llandoverv Town Council on Wednesday in last week. They finished their work in about 20 minutes. < Llandovery appreciate the kindness of Mrs. C. P. Lewis, Llandingat. House, wife of Alderman C. P. Lewis, in presenting the Council with the piece of land adjoining Windermere House to improve the dangerous corner of t>toone-'Streeti Not so many accidents will happen at the spot now, for the work has been finished. • • • The old folks are waiting for the 1st January. • » The Old Age Pension will be a good New Year's gift to the old folks. » » t Last Thursday week Councillor and Mrs. James Evans, Y Dolau. entertained the children attending the Williams Pantycelyn Memorial Chapel and the Welsh Methodist Bands of Hope to an excellent tea. The catering was in the hands of Councillor T. Roberts, Crown Stores. » » The first annual fat stock show was held at Llan- dovery on Tuesday in last week. Considering the state of the weather, and that this was the first held, the entries turned out a large number. The secretary was Mr. Rhys Price, solicitor, and Mr. C. Michael, treasurer. < The Christmas Market Show was held on the 23rd, and, as was anticipated, the cage-birds depart- ment turned out a success. » Readers please note that the Llandoverv market will not be heid on Friday, the 1st of January, but on the previous Thursday (the 31st), as it was considered at the last meeting of the Council that the 1st was a holiday for the shop assistants, etc. No weekly guild was held at the Williams Panty- cclyn Memorial Chapel last week, on account of a tea party, given by Councillor and Mrs. J. Evans. Y Dolau, being held on the day the guild is usually held. The whole of the neighbourhood will soon be con- nected up by telephone wires. An application was granted at the last meeting of the Rural Dsitrict Council to lay telephone posts along Cilvcwm road. • • Matters have not yet been brought to a head with regard to Pentrebach Bridge. At the last meeting of the Rural Council a petition, signed by several of the inhabitants. was sent, urging that it should be completed without delay, as the. present condition of the structure with its approaches was in a danger- ous state. On the motion of Mr. L. Roderick, it was resolved that the committee again inspect the bridge, and report as to acceptance or not. Concerning this subject, we quote a paragraph from last week's issue of a Brecon contemporary in respect to the Brecon Rural Council. The following is the report of the special committee which have gone into the questipn re the further heightening of the bridge:—"The Clerk was directed to write and inform the Llandovery Rural District Council that the w. rtieainured on tlie 16th November, j measured eight feet in the centre of the bridge above measured eight feet in the centre of the bridge abov water level, and that this Council was not prepared to do anything further in the matter."—The Clerk said he had not yet received a reply from the Llan- dovery Council, and the matter was therefore de- ferred. • • • The wedding took place at Cilycwm on Friday last of Miss Davies, Ynvsau. » It transpired at the meeting in connection with the prize distribution at the Intermediate School that there were in the Llandovery vnion 21 elementary schools, about 1,900 pupils on the register, and that in the whole area boys were at present deprived of intermediate education. • • • It was pointed out at a public meeting concern- ing the Whit-Monday events that the tradesmen and publicans. the people who benefited directly, were most niggardly with their subscriptions. Last year the total sum received of them was £ 7, whilst persons who derived no benefit subscribed £ 23. Still it was decided to continue the events. Tho College broke up for the Christmas holidays on Thursday. On the same date an excellent after- noon concert was given by the boys, assisted by- several outside artistes. including that well-known violinist, Col. Lloyd-Harries. » In connection with the WThit-Monday contests, it has been decided to include a contest for mixed choirs. It was also agreed to continue the timber- ing competitions, ambulance, quoiting, and stone- drilling contests. «.
VALE OF AFRON NOTES A very successful tumble sale was held at Ystrad Church rooms, on Wednesday last, 16th inst., by Miss Grace Lewes, Llanlear. Great praise is due to Miss G. Lewes for her untiring efforts on behalf of the church, for the object of the sale (which realised about eight pounds) is to secure an har- monium or piano for the church room. t Thp Archdeacon of London naid a visit last Sim- day evening to St. Renet's Welsh Church. Queen Victoria-street. London. The church was crowded. < and a fine service was the result. The collection was given to the Bishop of London's Fund. The church register was sianed by the. Archdeacon in the usual way. with the followinQ" ,'oml11ellt :1 visited this church for an evening service and collection for Bishcp of Londori's Fund. The church was crow- ded with a hearty and devout congregation, Ihere was a larsi'e and excellent choir the Welsh melodies were exquisite; all in good order. May God irrant His best blessing to this work.—W7m. Sinclair." Many young people from the Vale of Aerc-n living j in London attend St. Benet's Church. i On Tuesday last, 15th 1, Watkin Marsden. the eldest son of Air. and Mrs. Marsden, of Rhvdy- hanau, Cribin. was married at Lampeter, to Miss Evans. Orim'vmaen, Gorsgoch. Wc sincerely wish them every happiness in their future life.
RAILWAY MEN'S MEETING AT CARMARTHEN On Sunday a meeting in connection with the A.S.R.S. wa held at the Carmarthen Assembly Rooms. The chair was occupied by Air. W. Hughes. Mr. J. H. Thomas (the organiser of the South Wales District) referred to amalgamation as it affected the workers. The Taff Vale, the Rhymney, and the Bute Company should amalgamate. There was a similar proposal also with regard to the Great Central, the Great Northern, and the Great Eastern. He would refer only to the former Bill as he had read the clause to which he wished to direct their attention. There was a clause inserted in that Bill which guaranteed that the officers of the companies should have similar or equal positions, or that if they do not, they shall be compensated in some other way. But in the Bill there was not a solitary word to protect the workers. If when the companies amalgamated, they found that they could dispense with 100 enginemen, 100 platelayers, or 100 goods guards, they would be perfectly at liberty to do so. There was nothing in the Bill which would prevent them doing so. He submitted that if their repre- sentatives in the House of Commons blocked that Bill until there was inserted a clause which gave the same protection to the workers as to the officials they would be simply doing their duty to their mem- bers. This society existed for the purpose of pro- tecting its members, and if it could protect them by Parliamentary action it stood to reason that it ought to do so. With all the amalgamations which were taking place, the interests of the railwaymcn could only be adequately protected by Parliamen- tary representation. He had contested the Splott Ward at Cardiff. His expenses had been subscribed by Trades Unions. Various railway companies sub- scribed to other associations which run candidates. The companies were perfectly at liberty to spend money in that way without consulting their share- holders, but the Trades Unions according to this decision would not be able to spend their own money in that way. The case to which he had referred had been carried to the High Court and to the Court of Appeal by one of their members, a shunter earn- ing 24s. a week. This shunter, earning 24s. a week, had spent £ 6,000 or £ 7,000 on litigation already, and he was now defending the appeal before the House of Lords. He was one of their own class, but he was simply a tool in the hands of others. It would be interesting to watch the decision of the Lord Chancellor on the case seeing that it was the pre- sent Chancellor who had given the opinion to him (the speaker) which resulted in the present rule being included in the rule-book. He would have as Lord Chancellor to decide whether the advice which he had given as counsel was sound. There never was a time when there was more need for Parlia- mentary representation of railway men. Although there were nominally 500,000 sharehoiders in the railway companies of. the United Kingdom, there was as a matter of fact only 200.000, as had been shown by Air. Chiozza Marley, because very often the same people had shares in several companies. The shareholders were waking up to the fact that their dividends in the G.W.R. were being spent to cut down their dividends in the L. and N-W.R. and vice versa. Hence the general tendency towards amalgamation. The number of railway companies was rapidly decreasing: there was a general move- ment towards amalgamation, and to-day, although there was more traffic carried there were less en- ginemen employed to do it than for Iller iy. He had found that at Whitland the platelayers were getting only 17s. a week. The problem with these men's wives was not what they could buv but what they could do without on a Saturday nig-ht. The woik of the Conciliation Board had not progressed, because every conceivable obstacle had been raised by the companies. The g-eneral manager of the G.W.R. had objected that the questions of time and a quar- ter for overtime, time and a half for Sunday, and a guaranteed day, did not come within the reference "hours and wages." It required considerable mental subtlety to take that objection, but it had been taken before the Board of Trade. The society won, as they ivon on various other objections which had been taken and which had caused delay. Every conceivable objection had been taken. The L. and N.W. Railway case which had now got up to the arbitrator had made most progress. The speaker con- cluded by retailing the various other benefits—such as legal and the sick and funeral benfits—which the society extended to members. Air. J. Thomas proposed. Air. J. Davies seconded, and it was carried unanimously "That this meeting of railway workers views with disgust the action of one of our members in his endeavour to disrupt the work of the Labour Party in Parliament by a legal decision given by those not conversant with the work and needs of organised labour, and pledges itself to support Parliamentary representation by voluntary effort until the legal restriction is re- moved. Air T. R. Morgan moved, and Air. Jeffreys seconded a vote of thanks to the speaker, which was unanimously carried. Air. J. H. Thomas, in conclusion, moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman and also referred appre- ciatively to the splendid work of the branch secre- tary (Air. J. Thomas), who is now giving up office.
ART FOR THE PEOPLE HOW A £ 500 PICTURE ~MAY BE OBTAINED FOR ONE PENNY. We are pleased to be able to inform our readers that we have been authorised by the National Are L nion to offer them the advantages of the Art Lrn'°u? rAct' 1846 (9 and 10 Vict" c* 48)> by means of which, at the extremely low price of one penny, they may become possessors of valuable Works of Art. The National Art Union has been established under rules and regulations approved by His Majes- ty's Board of Trade, to distribute works of art "through the medium of the Newspaper Press," and since its foundation, less than four years ago, has distributed no less than 80,000 prizes of a value of over £ 20.000, collected from subscriptions of one penny each, thus bringing the chances within the reach of all. Ihe Twenty-first Drawing will take place on March 29th next, at the Royal Institute Galleries in London, and all our readers who wish may partici- pate and attend if they take only a single subscrip- i° ?ne pe.n?y by means of the Coupon which will be found in all our isues from to-day until the 26th February next. The Art Union will distribute. PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF OVER £ 3,0CC. The number and value of the prizes will be de- pendent upon the number of the subscriptions re- ceived. If there are over a million subscribers, the prizes will be proportionately increased; if fewer they will proportionately be decreased. But there will be not less than one prize to every 50 subscrip- tions received, and the whole of the subscriptions shall, after payment of necessary expenses, be allot- ted to prizes. Approximately^ the value of the prizes will be as follows:— 1st prize value £ 500. 2nd prize value £100. 3rd prize value £ 50. 5 prizes value £ 20 each. 10 prizes value £10 each. The other prizes include 50 framed artists' proof engravings, etchings, and photogravures of a value not less than from three to five guineas each, and 50 framed reproductions on canvas of an original oil painting. There will be also 500 framed engravings, and 19,382 other prizes, thus allowing one prize amongst every 50 subscriptions. All who send in 50 coupons in one batch with 4!2 will also be entitled to a consolation prize, whether he wins one of the other prizes or not. The simple conditions of the drawing may be summarised as follows :-In every issue of the JOTRXAL from to-day to February 26th, 1909, will appear an Art Union coupon. Every reader must cut out the coupon with his or her name and address clearly written and forward the same, accompanied by one penny stamp, to the branch office of the National Art Union, JOURNAL Office, King Street Carmarthen. ° Any number of these coupons may be collected until Alarch 3rd, 1909. and sent in in one batch, but they must be received not later than Alarch 4fh, 1909, and each coupon must be accompanied bv a penny stamp, or the equivalent in postal orders. The winners of the first 18 prizes will be notified on April 5th. and all the other prize winners will receive a communication by post as soon as nossible after that date, and an official nrize list will be nublished before the 12th April
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I AMMANFORD TERRITORIALS ANNUAL BANQUET AT THE CROSS INN I HOTEL. The annual banquet of the Ammanford Terri- torials was held at the Cross Inn Hotel on Thurs- day night. Captain Roberts presided, and there were also present Lieut. Joshua Lloyd; Capt.-Sur- geon Hughes, Lieut. J. R. Wiliiams, Ald. W. N. Jones, Mr. E. Hewlett, Mr. D. Richards, Air E. R. Fisher, Air G. Robling.s, Air D. Hammond, Mr. Wil- liams (Alaesquarre), Mr. A. S. Williams, Dr. Price, Dr. Brerton, Air. John Lloyd, Air. H. Lewis, Air. Jenkins, Air. J. Darbyshire, Quarter-master-Sergt. Joseph (P.I.Y.), and Sergt Richards, of the Welsh Field Co., Royal Engineers (Amman Valley section). Capt. Roberts proposed the usual loyal toasts, which were duly honoured. Air. G. Robiings then submitted "The Army, Navy, and Territorial Forces." He said the Army did not need any advertisement. He was practically certain that its ability, its sterling worth, and its glory were written on the pages of history, not only in this country, but in every country on the face of the globe (applause). Referring to the superiority of the British Army he said a major in the Dublin Fusiliers who was at Spion Kop told him that the success of decisive actions was due to the Brit'sher because he could stand the excessive strain and ner- vous excitement two minutes longer than any other nationality. Some people were apt to grumble over the expenditure on the Navy, but when he stated that Britain only spent £ 2 per ton on her mercantile marine, it was sufficient to know that the money was not wasted. Referring to our volunteer system, he said there were men who would spend their last drop of blood for their country, even without the binding of an oath. He referred to the probable camp of the Welsh Brigade in Ammanford, and said it would be mos tbeneficial to the district. He coupled with the toast the name of Surgeon.-Capt. Hughes. Surgeon-Capt. Hughes in responding, said war had evolved into a science and art. Under the old volunteer system our volunteers were incomplete. Now we had besides the Infantry, our Engineers, and Cavalry, and the Territorials, who encamped this year, were a robust type of men. who had zealous zeal in their work. Sergt. W. J. Richards sang "The song of ail nations." Aid. W. N. Jones proposed "The County Terri- torial Association." In doing so, he said it gave him very much pleasure to be present. As they were aware, the Lord-lieutenant of the county received a mandate from the King to call certain gentlemen together, and he had seen fit to call certain gentle- men to his assistance, and he called gentlemen con- nected with the County Council, and officers in the Territorial Army in the county, so they would see that military men and civilians, were acting to- gether in connection with the County Association. He felt this was a step in the right direction. The County Association managed the Territorials. It looked after the money, and said they had sufficient sinews of war to carry on their company success- fully. As they all knew, they required a drill hall at Ammanford, but up to the present the County Association had only been able to get the War Office to vote JB600 for the purpose, but he felt that the County Association would do all they possibly could to bring influence to bear on the War Office for a further grant in order to secure a drill hall, not only worthy of Ammanford, but worthy of them as a Company. Capt. Roberts said he hoped Colonel Alorris would have been present to respond. Col. Morris was a very prominent member of the County Association, but, he had sent a letter of regret stating doctors orders kept him away. Last year they were on the eve of a great change. Air. Haldane's scheme only allotted four companies of infantry to the county, and it was quite on the boards that the youngest Company in the Battalion—that was the Ammanford Company-would have to go. But representatives of the County Association approached a general at Shrewsbury on the matter, and he said, "Jt is a pity to wipe out one of the best companies in the Battalion," and through his influence the Amman- ford Company was allowed to continue (applause). Air. D. Richards presented prizes and certificates c I of service, and also the silver cup given by the Hon. Walter F. Rice, which was won by Colonel-Sergt. W. V. Lloyd. He also proposed "The Ammanford Territorials, which was responded to by Lieut. J. R. Williams. Mr. E. R. Fisher gave "Our Local Authorities." Air. E. Hewlett replied. Lieut. Joshua Lloyd proposed "The Visitors, which was responded to by Dr. Price, Air. D. Ham- mond, and Air. John Lloyd. Air. G. Robiings proposed "The President," which was replied to by Captain Roberts. The toast of "Host and Hostess" having been given, the company sang "Hen wlad fy Nhadau. Songs were given by Sergt. Joe Joseph. Sergt, W. J. Richards. Lance-Corpl. J. R. Davies, and Pte. Doherty. The accompanist was Mr. Thomas.
ADVENT ORDINATIONS ST. DAVID'S. The Lord Bishop of St. David's held an ordina- tion in the parish church of Abergwili on Sunday, when the following were ordained:- Deacons and Licensed to Curacies—Thomas Wal- lace Lumb, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford, to the curacy of Llandingat, Carm.; Walter Herbert Noel Seeker, B.A., Christ Church, Oxford, to the curacy of Tenbv. Priests—Cecil Cryer, ALA.. St. John's College, Oxford, chaplain of St. David's College, Lampeter; Thomas Williams, B.A., St. David's College, Lam- peter chaplain of St. David's College School, Lam- peter. Air. Lumb was the gospeller, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. Parry Griffiths, vicar of Gol- den Grove.
DIOCESE OF LLANDAFF. The Bishop of Llandaff held a general ordination in Llandaff Cathedral on Sunday morning, when the following were ordained :— DEACONS. B Joseph Leighton Bailey, B.A., St. John's College, Oxford, and Ely Theological College; James Bevan, a literate; Arthur Lane Davies, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter; John George Garland, Royal C niversity cf Ireland, Dublin; Richard O'Gorman Power, a literate; Charles Edgar Payne. St. Augus- tine's College. Canterbury; David John Rowlands, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter, and St. Michael's College. Llandaff; William Earle Tyndale, M.A., Alerton College, Oxford; and Richard Henry Wells, Queen's College, Birmingham. PRIESTS. Ebenezer Carston, a literate: John Price Davies. B.A. St'. David's College. Lampeter: Edmund John Edmunds. Lic.Div., St. David's College, Lampeter; John Gregory, Lic.Div., St. David's College, Lam- peter; Robert Jennings Hawksworth. Lic.Div.. St. David's College, Lampeter; Albert Alfred Kerridge, a literate; Thomas Walter Long. B.A., University of Oxford (non-collegiate), and St. Alichael's College, Llandaff; Anwyl Emrys Clarisford Morgan. 1.A., Keble College. Oxford, and St. Alichael's College, Llandaff: Sidney George Morgan. Lic.Div., St. David's College, Lampeter: and James Raw Thomas, B.A., Jesus College, Oxford. The Rev. A. E. C. Alorgan, M.A., read the Epistle: Air. J. L. Bailey, B.A., was the Gospeller, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. Canon Griffith, :\1.A. The bishop afterwards licensed to curacies as fol- lows:- CI'RATES. Joseph Leiffhton Bailey, B.A.. to St. Saviour's Roath, Cardiff; James Bevan, to All Saints', Llan- bradach, near Cardiff; Arthur Lane Davies, B.A., to Llangeinior, Ogmore Vale: John George Gar- land. to St. Alary the Virgin's, Cardiff; Richard O'Gorman Power, to St. Saviour's, Roath, Cardiff: Charles Edgar Payne. to St. John the Baptist's, Newport, Alon. David John Rowland, B.A.. to Aberdare; William Earle Tyndale, M.A.. to Alagor with Redwick; and Richard Henry Wells, to St. Paul's. Cwm, Alon.
CROSS HANDS, PENYGROES ON Tuesday evening in last week a grand con- cert was given in the long room belonging to Air. T. James, T.C.L., Cefnyreithin, Cross Hands. The chief artistes were: Bass. Air. Dd. Evans. Pantv- eastell: tenor. Air. Harry Williams. VoelvcastelJ baritone. Mr. Dan Jones, Cvoss Hands: violin. Mr. T (J. W ilhains. Gorslas:, and Air. George Harries (An Tewdw). National pennillion singer, presided. a.1 also gave pennillion singing with the piano in his usual popular sryle. The following took part — Air. Haydn Dan Jones. Miss Piimro-0 Davies. Air. Harry Williams, Aliss M. A Alorgans. Dd. Evans, Aliss Al. J. Rees. Air. Tom James fpupil), Air. Tom Henry. Air. George Harries, Air. Harry Young. Air. J. R- Jones, Air. T. Davies. Pontvberem: Mr. T. G. Williams, Messrs. E. Lewis and T. James. T.C.L.
LLANDOVERY. TEA AXD ENTERTAINMENT.—On Thursday last, the children attending the Welsh Alethodist Chapel, and the Williams, Pantycelyn. English Alethodist Chapel Bands of Hope, were entertained to tea, cake, etc., by Councillor and Airs. James Evans, Y Dolau, Llandovery. About 300 children at down to tea, which was catered by Councillor T. Roberts, Crown Stores. After tea an excellent concert was given by the children and some of the adults. Councillor Evans presided. Two competitive items were inclu- ded in the programme, one for a quartette, and the other, an impromptu speech. The adjudicators were: Quartette, Alessrs. W. Thomas. New-road and Thos. Richards, Cefnrallt: whilst Mr. George lor- gan. Ystradwalter, adjudicated the impromptu speech At the close of the entertainment a heartv vote of thanks were given to Councillor and Airs". Evans for their generosity. The following is the programme —Pianoforte solo, Alaster Danny Wil- liams, Victoria Crescent: solo, Aliss Gwladv's Ed- wards, Stone-street; recitation, Master Archie Preece Woodleigh; duett, Miss Eunice Jones and Alaster Thos. John Jones. Chapel House; recitation, Aliss Annie May Harries. Stone-street; solo, Miss Alary Davies, Stone-street; duett, Alisses Alona Roberts, Crown Stores, and Selina Davies, Orchard- street; recitation, Alaster Wilfrid Davies, Queen- street solo, Aliss Alaggie Williams, Victoria House; pianoforte duett, Alisses Alorgan and Jones; recita- tion, Alaster Victor Handlev, Rose cottage; solo. Aliss Annie Alay Harries, Stone-street; recitation, Aliss Aliriam Preece; action song, parry of children; solo, Air. J. Richards; duett, Alisses R. Morgan and I Alay Williams; recitation, Aliss Lilly otephens; solo, Miss Gretta Thomas; recitation, Alaster Jacky Harries; solo, Alaster Willie Alorgan; recitation. Aliss Kittye Thomas; solo. Aliss Alav Edwards; reci- tation, Miss Maggie Theophilus; chorus, "Be loyal to Jesus, party of children: recitation, Miss Hand- ley, Rose Cottage; solo, E. B. Williams; quar- tette coiiapet ticn. "Dring i fyny," five parties com- peted; 1, D. J. Wager and party: 2, J. Richards and party; solo and chorus, Aliss Thomas and party; duett, Miss Williams, and Air. Thomas; solo. Aliss Bessie Evans; solo. Miss Bessie Evans; solo, Alaster Danny Williams; impromptu speech: 1, Mr T. J. Williams. L. and P. Bank; 2, Air. Willie Williams; 3,- Mr. Jack Jones, Alaesiydan; recitation, Alaster Thos. John Jones. OLD AGE PENSION COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the committee of the above, for the Llandoverv Lnion was held on Friday last, Air. Alervyn Peel, C.C.. Danyrallt, Llangadock. in the chair. There were also present: Aid. T. Watkins. Y Berllan; Alessrs. J. Beyan. C.C., Dolfeinog: W. Davies, Glansawdde: Ald. J. R. James, Llandovery; David Davies, Rhyb- lid: and Evans, Blamau, C aio. Over 50 claims were dealt with, of which 48 were allowed. At present 178 claims have been allowed, and it is stated that about £ 2,200 will be the annual expenditure for the Llandovery Union. W HIT-AIONDAY CONTESTS.—A meeting of the com- mittee relative to the W hit-Alondav contests was held at the Town Hall, on Friday evening, Coun- cillor T. Roberts being in the chair.—It was re- solved that the usual band contests be included in the programme. Some discussion took place as to whether a competition for male voice parties or mixed choirs be held, and it was ultimately agreed to include a contest for mixed choirs, this being considered more attractive and lucrative.—As to the solos, it was agreed to leave the selection of these to the musical sub-committee.—It was unanimously agreed to continue the timbering competition, and that the ambulance, quoiting. and stone-drilling ccntests be also included in the programme. The various committees were elected. LLANDOVERY COLLEGE ANNUAL CONCERT.-Tho annual afternoon concert in connection with the above, was held on Thursday afternoon last An ex- cellent programme was gone through, and the or- chestra, under the leadership of Air. H. Smith, Llan- dovery College, rendered selections, also the Col- lege choir .sang, and included in the same were several old boys and masters, whilst the other iteits were gone through without a hitch. Col. Lloyd Harries gave several contributions on the vioiin. which were greatly appreciated, and Air. Reg Liovd, an old Liandoverian, gave several solos. At the close of the proceedings, the choir accompanied by the orchestra sang the late Air. John Williams' song "Carmen"; he was the warden of this institution in 1848. The following was the programme:—Over- ture, "The siege of Rochelle" (Balfe), The Orches- tra; violin solo. Lieut.-Col. Llovd-Harries; ballad for chorus (and orchestra), "The Phantom Ship" (J.C. B. Tirbutt); song, "0 vision Entrancing (Esmeralda) (Goring Thomas), Air. Reg. Lloyd (O.LI.); unison song (with violin obbligato). "Sunset" (H. E. War- ner). Orchestra: Violins, Lieut.-Col. Llovd-Harries Air. W. F. Hullcy, Air. Reg. Huliev, Mr. G R. Oliver, Air. E. Fernand: viola, Air. R. J. Paimer; violoncello, Air. AL Goudman contrebasso. Air. W A. Smith; flute, Air. G. W. Horn: oboe, Air. D. F. Griffiths; clarionets, Air. F. H. Frayling; Air. E. Richards: bassoon, Air. D. Jcnes; cornet, Air. Have- lock; trombone (bass), Air. Wiiiiams; at the piano. AJr. David Lewis; conductor, Air. F. H. Smith. Ballad for chorus (and orchestra), "John Gilpin" (S P. Waddington); Irish ballad, "Alollv Bawn" (S. Lover), Air. Reg. Lloyd (O.LI.); violin solo. Lieut.- Col. Lloyd-Harries; orchestral selection, "Romeo and Juliet (Gounod); parr song (with orchestra). "Gipsy Life' (Schumann), Carmen; The National Anthem. Chorus: Trebles, A. Beith. R. D. Beitn, D. Bonnell G. H. Davies. K. Davies, T. D. Davies, T AF U' ,EvlnS' K ?T' 0wen Evans> W- Griffiths, L. AL Hole, Trevor Howells.. G. H. Jennings, A. W. B. Jones. D. F. Jones, G. S. Jones, R. B. Jones. Jones, W. H. Jones, C. J. V. Lewis, L D TUS' D. Morgan, E. A. Nicholas, T. C. Nicholas, T y°W0WEN' E- G" L- Roberts, R. Roderick, J. W. R. Thomas, T. Thomas. H. R. Weeks H E AN-hiteriian, D. O. Williams, J. G. AN-illiaiiis, J. F. H. Williams. R .V. C. Williams. T. :\1. Williams W J. IN III lams. Altos: W. H. Belcher, E. D. G. Hughes, E. G. R. Hughes. C. R. Humphreys. L. Price Jone: C. J. B. Lewis, C. A Lovelock "T E. Owen. Tenors: Air. S. H. Loc-kver, Air. D. Davies D. E. Davies, J. T. Davies, W. D. Davies T S Phillips Basse.s: Air. D. W. Evans (O.Ll.), Air R. Berkeley-Calcotr. Air. H. R. Pullinger, Air H. W Ralph, L. G. Cooper, J. R. Dayies. R. C. E. Griff- iths, A. P. Jones, D. T Ladd, H. J. Alorris W. E. Rhydderch, B. Rhys, H. L. Williams. HUAHD OF Gl ARDIAXS.—The fortnightly meet- IT'if Board of Guardians was held' at the iown Hall, on Friday last, under the presidency of Alderman T. Watkins. Y Berllan. There were also present Alessrs. W. J. Davies, Tvcerrig: D Griffiths, Brynmeilwch; D. Davies. Rhyblid; D. Griffiths, Glaneoidrych; R. Thomas, "Alafe'king In A ilia; W. J. Thomas, Nantgwine; Dl. Lewis, Ynysborde; Thomas illiams, Cmwilvnfe; T Alorgan, Tynllwyn; T. Phillips, Picton Court; E. Davies. Deigoidydd; Wm. Evans, Blaenau; L. Roderick, Neuaddfawr; Rees Lewis. Brownhill; and Dan Thomas, Llwvnfron; together with the clerk (Air. D. T. :1. Jones). Tenders.—The tenders for the ensuing quarter, as set out in the tender book, and recommended for adoption by the Finance Committee, which met that morning, were accepted. SeaL-The seal of the Board was ordered to be at- tached to the conveyance of a piece of the union field, granted to the County Council, for the pur- pose of widening the main road at the top of Stone- street. Alaster's Salary Increased.—In accordance with notice, Air. T. Phillips moved that the salary of the master (Air. D. Evans) be increased by £ 10 a year from the 29th September last.—Air. L. Roderick seconded.—Air. IN-. Davies proposed .and Air. D1. Lewis seconded, that no increase be granted.—On a division. 7 voted for the amendment, and 4 for the motion.—Thereupon Air. D. Davies moved that the Alaster be allowed an increase of JB5 from the date of the application. Air. W. J. Davies seconded, and the motion was carried, there being only three dis- sentients. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Rural District Council was held at the Town Hall on Friday last, Air. D. Davies. Rhyblid, presiding. Pentrebach Bridge.—A petition was presented to the council, signed by several inhabitants in the dis- trict urging that body to have Pentrebach bridge completed without further delay, as the present con- dition of the structure, with its approaches, was 111 a danferous state.—Air. Lewis Roderick moved that the committee again inspect the bridge, and report as to its acceptance or not. This was carried. Telegraph Poles.—An application was read from the Post Office Authorities for permission to erect telegraph poles on Cilycwm road, and the same was unanimously acceded to. Crugybar Water Supply.—A letter was read from the Carmarthenshire Education Committee stating that they had been informed by Air. Drummond that he had no objection to the council's joint scheme for supplying water to Crugybar village, as well as to the school, provided that it did not diminsh the supply. They suggested that the architect and the council s surveyor hold a consultation on the ques- tion.—The council adopted the suggestion.
CYNGHORDY, LLANDOVERY DEATH AXD Ft NER.AL.—It is with regret that we record the demise of Air. Evan Jones." of Pantyr- hf din Farm. near Cynghordy, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in last week. The deceased who had attained the advanced age of 71 years, had been in indifferent health for "seme months.. He was highly esteemed in the neighbourhood, and the greatest sympathy is felt with the sorrowing widow and six children who survive him. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon last. and was of a private nature. The mourners present were: The widow: Aliss Edith Anne Jones, Aliss Alargaret Jones: :liss Frances Rebecca Jones (daughter*-): Air. David; Jcnes; Ale. John Jones, i -Ali-. Thomas Jones (sons): Air. and Edward Jones. Ashlv Alagna. Leicester (brother and sister-in-law): Air. David Davies. London (nephew): Air. David Jones, Hho- maen-sn-eet, Llandilo (cousin); and Air. Edward WiJ- liams. W esteria (cousin). The interment took place in t. Alary s Churchyard, the vicar (the Rev. Lewis W illiams), officiating in the church and at the grave- side. At the residence of the deceased the Rev. S. Harries, pastor of Bethel Chapel conducted a brief service. j
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LLANGADOCK DEATHS.—A large number of deaths have takeu place at Llangadock recently. Mr Richard Thomas. Bank House, Llangadock, expired very suddenly on Tuesday, the 8th inst., at the ripe age of 30 years. The funeral took place on the following Saturday, the place of interment being Llangadock Cemetery. The following clergy Offic Iated:-At the house, Revs. D. Dalmon. Llunsødwn; at the grave, Rev. H. Rees (vicar). Deceasc-d leaves three daughters and two gra--icichildr,,ii.-(-xi Tuesday, the 8th inst., at Penygroes, where he was working, another Llangadock resident passed away suddenly, ill the person of Thomas Williams. Welcome-row, Llangadock. The cause of death was heart disease. He was buried at Llangadock Cemetery on Satur- day, the 12th inst., the Rev." H. Rees cfliciatina. Deceased leaves a widow, thrc, son-, and a daugh- ter. The corpse was brought 10 Llangadock bv tra'nni_—^r" David Jones, Turkey. Llangadock, died °u Thursday m last week, deceased being buried on the following Alonday. He leaves a widow, son and three oaughtcrs.—The death of Air. John Evans, late Groesffordd. Bethlehem, took place on Friday, the 11th inst., at Gwyn Cottage, Llan- gadock. after a long illness. Deceased had attained the good old age of 86. and was buried on the fol- lowing Tuesday last at Tabernacle Chapel. Ffair- fach, Llandilo. It is with deep regret that we have to record the death, at the age of 68, of the late Air. John Griffiths. Gurrcv HOUH\ Liangadoc-k which occurred on Alonday. the 7th inst. The de- ceased had been in failing health for some month-, but had only taken to his bed about three weeks ago. fr. Griffiths was well-known throughout the district, having lived in this place for over twenty years. He was universally liked by all who knew him. He was of a rather retiring disposition, and could not be prevailed upon to take any active part in local affairs, although he had often been asked to stand for the old School Board. Deceased leaves a widow and n.ne children to mourn his los*. ThV- furjenal. which war krgeiy attended, took place on Friday, the 12rh inst. There was a service in the house, when the following ministers officiated: —Rev. D. Bowen. Hermon: Rev. W. Davies, Llan- dilo: Rev. Volander Jones, Trecastle. and the Rev. D. B. Richards, Alothvey. The fcllcwing rev. gentlemen were also presènt :-Rey. W. Rees. R.D., R.D., vicar of the parish: Rev. — Jones, curate-in- charge. Gwynfe; Rev. Williams. Gwynfe. Lett.er, and telegrams of condolence were received from the Rey. Hughes. Treforest: Rev. Harries Bethel: ReN-. D. Hughes Jones. Trecastle, and Rey. D. Griffiths, Troedrhiwdalen, who were unable to be present. At the Cemetery, the Rev. W. Ree- 1. icar. officiated. The chief mourners were his widow, Mrs. E. Griffiths, who was unable to leave her room through illness Alessrs. Alo-gan Griffiths. Tom Griffiths, J. R. Griffiths and D. N. Griffiths eSvEcAff(?rif5thi' L" J' Griffiths. L. M Gnffirhs. C M. Griffiths, and B. A. Griffiths (dauo-h- T*' Gnffiths. Air. H. Griffiths, and Ali^ A. Griffiths, Glanrhyd (brother, nephew, and niece): Air. H. Jones. Bailv (uncle): Air. and AI-s. Thoma*' Tynwaun (brother-in-law and sister-in-law); Evans, Blaencennen, and children (sister-In-Iawand nephews and nieces); Air. and Air,. Harries. Gellv- I)ci-an. and children (brother-in-law and sister in aw and nephews); .Air. Griffiths. Brynchwith (cousin); Air. D. Williams. Glandulais (cousin): Air. H. Thomas and Mr. Rees Davies. Garnant (cousins)- Mrs Griffiths Henbont fccusm); Air. A. Jones (brother-in-law); Air. Evans, Glanceidach (cousin)- besides a number of other relatives. Alention should also he made of Air. Perkins. Closglas. a very old ami respected friend of the deceased, and also of Airs. Davies, Hrynamman Airs. Thomas. Brvn- amman: Air.. Airs, and Ali^ Llewellyn. Garnar- Airs. Williams, Glandulais (sister) was unable to at' tend on account of the inolomencv of the weather she not being in a good state cf health. Aluch sympathy is expressed with the family in :heir bc- reavement.
MANORDEILO .Altsic SrccESSES.—In the recent schcol examina- tions of the Associated Board Gf ,]le Royal Academv of Music and The Roya] f ollege of Alus.c the foi. lowmg pupils of Airs. Ding, "Gwcstfa. Manowlilo* satisfied the requirements of the Board :-Elcnwn- tary division, pass (piano). Dorothy Senicr: primary diysion distinction (piano), Theodora Evans and D. Adeja Sweet; primary division, pass (piano) Eileen Fidler and Ivy AI. Richardson.
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LLANDEBIE NOTES On Thursday, December 17th, a Mothers' Union meeting was held at the PIas. Rev. J. Jones, curate- in-charge of Ammanford, gave an address then the Vicar spoke briefly, after which Mrs. DuBuisson thanked the members for their thoughtfulness dur- ing her illness, and hoped that by next year sewing classes would be held as well as they had been held this year. A collection was mede for the fund, and the singing of a hymn brought the meeting to a close. • • tl- The poor people of this parish received their annual money left after an aid lady of Waunclyn- cath, at the Schoolroom last Friday. The following were preSent:-The Vicar, Mr. Davies Park; Air. W. Llewellyn. Piode, and J..Hopkins, Tyisaf. » The funeral of Willie Sheen, son of John Sheen. Ammanford, took place to-day. He was one of twins, 10 days old. He was buried at the parish church by the Rev. W. Evans, Saron < < Over Glyn, son of W atevn Leigh, was buried here on Saturday, by the Rev. XV. Evans, Saron. e was three months old. The Rev. P. E. Evans. Methodist, officiated at the house. » • A "cyfarfod adloniadol" is to be held at Sion on Januarv 1st. • • • There is to be a lecture given at the schoolroom by Rev. A. Britten. Gorslas, for the benefit of Betrv Williams and Rees Morgan Lewis. Our readers are requested to attend in large numbers, as the cause is a very deserving one. » There was a meeting on Friday night between the Parish Council and representatives of the Ratepayers Association, but as the proceedings were to be held in camera we cannot enlighten our readers as to what took place. T
BANGOR DIOCESE. At the Cathedral. Bangor, on Sunday morning, by the Bishop of Bangor, the following were or- dained — DEACONS. David Jones. Sr. David's College. Lampeter. B.A. By letters dismissorv from the Bishop of St. Asaphj Richard Owen Ltoyd, Sr. David's College, Lampeter, B.A. PRIESTS. John Bangor Jones, St. David's College. Lam- peter, L.D. Daniel Arthur Thomas. Jesus College, Oxford, and St. Alichael's College. Llandaff. B.A.; and William Griffith Jones. Church Hostel. Bangor. Bv letters dismissorv from the Bishop of St. Asaph: Edward James Fisher, St. David's College, Lampeter. B.A.: Donald Alacaulay, St. John's Col- lege. C'amhridge. B.A.: and Jenkin Jones, St. David's College, Lampeter, and Keble College, Ox- ford. B.A. Preacher, the Yen. Archdeacon Alorgan. 1. LICENSED TO CURACY. The Rev. David Jones, B.A.. St. Alary's. Bangor.