Moored Memories. (Continued from Page 5). ance, the Penbryn farmers undoubtedly must have suffered heavily. It was a very good thing indeed for them when they decided to abandon the war and look for remedy from the Government. I say remedy, not in the sense that they had a just grievance, nor otherwise, as I do not wish to dra-g the pros and cons into this sketch. Many of the leaders of those days sleep peacefully their last sleep to-day, and the remainder, with the exception perhaps of two or three, have buried the old animosity, and resorted to more legal and sportsman- like methods of fight-ng. e cannot blame them. Many of them jre perfectly conscientious in their convictions, ancr many also took part in the war simply because they hoped they would gain some thing by it. Yes, it was an exciting time—cruelly oxciting, and it is to be fervently hoped that a repitition of these ""times will never occur in Cardiganshire again. Honestly, it did not pay, taking it from whatever standpoint we will. [Readers will be interested to learn that the bailiff referred to (now the Rev. Robert Lewis) has kindly promised to write for this column his recollections d. the Penbryn Tithe Agitation.—ED., JOURAL]
ARRIVAL OF MIGRANTS (By D. E. STEPHENS). í As all the birds that come here year after year in the spring have now arrived and probably finished nesting, I append a few notes and dates of the arrival of at any rate the more common and better known speoiee. These notes are, of course, subject to the obvious qualification, that it is very difficult to prove a negative. We are all acquainted with the person who heard the Cuckoo in February, and we have met persons who hear or think they hear the Chiffchaff a month or so before its earliest recorded date of arrival in this country. It is quite possible that the Chiffchaff (for instance) might arrive some days before its presence is observed; as, however, this particularly interesting little migrant is ex- ceedingly fond of repeating its well-known note from which it takes its name, its arrival is almost immediately observed. The earliest migrant is probably the Ring Ouzel, but as it only frequents moors I have no record of any dates. I hear one waa seen on the hills hear the Sugar Loaf early this spring. The Wheatear, another very early migrant, an- nounces its arrival at once; the white spot at the root of its tail and its habit of flying in front of any person approaching a little ahead and perching on rocks or walls near the seaside cannot fart to attract the attention of any one acquainted with the species. Thia year I saw two at Pembrey on March 18th. The Chiffchaff, one of the earliest visitors, was, I am toid, heard at Ferryside on March 23rd. My earliest date is March 24th. At the end of the month they were here in large numbers. I have no particularly early record of the Willow Wren—a bird that is exceedingly diffi- cult to distinguish from the Chiffchaff unless tne notes of each are heard. The Sand Martin, another rather early migrant, was seen here by Mr. Hamer on March 28th. At a distance this bird may well be mistaken for a Swal- low by a casual observer, and, no doubt, is the bird usually seen by those scribes who report to newspapers some wonderfully early arrivals of the Swallow. On April 10th a Swallow was recorded by Mr. Hamer. I saw two on April 17th. Tne earliest Cuckoo sems to have been heard on or about April 20th. Towards the end of that week large numbers had arrived. The earliest Swift I observed was on April 26th, but, strange to say, I saw no more until May 5th, when they were observed in several places. The earliest record I have of the Blackc ip is May 4th, when my attention was attracted by 1 is note. This, next to the Nightingale, is probably the best singer of all our migrants. I hare heard one or two since near the Rock and Fountain Re- servoir, where I have also heard one or two Wood Warblers, but I have no particularly early date to chronicle. The Tree Pipit I saw on April 27th. The pretty note and curious corkscrew downward flight of this bird cannot fail to attract the attention of anyone int-erested in the habits of birds. The White-throat I saw on April 30th, and the Grasshopper Warbler I heard on April 28th. Of the Spotted Fly Catcher's arrival I have no record, as it was on a day considerably after its due date that I first heard it. The dates of the principal and best known migrants are as follows:— Wheatear, March 18tb. Chiffchaff, March 23rd. Sand Martin, March 2&th. Swallow, April 10th. Swift, April 26th. j House Martin, April 2Sd. Whitethroat, April 20th. Grasshopper Warbler, April 28tn. Tre.e Pipit, April 27th. [Mr. H. O. Long Price saw several swallows in the Towy Valley on April 4th.—Editor, JOURNAL].
HENLLAN. NEXT SATURDAY.—Great preparations are being made by the Churches in the district for attending next Saturday's great Church Demonstration at Swansea. Each of the Churches will be headed by their respective banners, and after this surely no one will be able to say that thia district is luke wann on the question BiLAtiKSlMlTHS' US:ON.—The seoretary and some members of thfe Newcastle-Emlyn Blacksmiths' Union met a number of local smiths at the Old Inn with a view to enrolling members. The ecretary piaced the question before them fully, and it is expected that the smiths of the district will join hands. Another meeting was held subse- quently to further consider the matter. MEASLES.— Owing to a serious outbreak of measles in the district the Aberbank School has been closed for about a fortnight. DEATH.—We regret to chronicle the death of Margaret Selina, 16 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. Daron Jones, from bronchial pneumonia. The funeral took p'ace on Thursday at the Gwern- llwyn Congregational Chapel.
LLANGELER WEDDING.—Mr. Alfred Gwynne Evans, now of Aberfan, Merthyr. and son of the Rev. Hy. Evans. Congregation min.ater, Llangeler, was on Monday last married to Miss Beatrice Roberts, eldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Kvan Roberts, Blaengarw, Glim. Tne ceremony was performed at Tabenacle •Chapel, Blaengarw, the Rev. Hy. Evans (father of the bridegroom) officiating, assisted by the Revs. R Merchant Lewis and E Moses Evans, Blaengarw. The bride, who was given away by her father. looked charming a cream crepe silk di-Ms draped with white silk lace and a white hat with plume. She carried a bouquet of roses, lilies of the valley, and forget-me-nots. Miss Nellie Roberts, Blaen (MSUM of the bridel acted bridesmaid, and was attired in pale nink satin with white hat. The best man ",as Mr. o. S. Lloyd. Merthyr. Amongst the j.'itwere Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lloyd, Mer- thyI" (brother in-law and sister of bridegroom); Miss Gwen- Phillips. Barry; Miss Liz-zie Roberts. Tenby: and Messrs. T. A. Roberts and Douglas Roberts, Blaengarw. Mr. Stratton Roberts Barry (brother of the bride) played the "Wedding March" on the organ, and after the ceremony the party were enter- tained to breakfast at the home of the bride's parents. The happy couple, who will spend their honeymoon in Carmarthenshire, were the recipients of numeratm presents.
LLITH TWM BARELS Dina rwbeth od ofnadw shach ny iw balchder ontefe. We Twm yn edrich dros list fowr o enwe dinion pwy ddwarnod a dina lie we tomen o nhw a D.D. ar ol i henwe. Mi fies am spel yn treial gesso beth allse'r ddwy lithiren na i fod. Dima rai o'r gesses:—Din doniol; Dim diwioldeb; eitl Dibs; Drappo'r Diakonied; ond fe gwrddes a'r hen Jak. a mai e wedi cal tipin go lew o isgol rwbrid, a fe wedodd wrthw i beth wedd yr istir. Doktor Diviniti! Wel, widde mo Twm o'r blan fod ishe doktor ar ddiwiniddieth. Mi fies ïn pwslan wedin le we nhw'n cal gafel ar y llithrene ma. I beth ma nhw'n dda. Shwt ma nhw'n i cal nhw, a faint ma. nh.w'n gpshÍ. Ma nhw'n shwr o fod yn galler prigethi lawer gwell wedi cal rhain. Jawk, me anghofies ofin i Jak a fise nhw'n riw help at helpi 'barels. Mi fise Twm yn folon stoppo smoko am fithewnos er mwyn savio i prini nhw. Ond widdocn chi le bise nhw'n handi,—wrth entro miwn i'r nef- odd. Ta Twm ddim ond cal y gwt ma gesech chi weld e'n martcho miwn sbo'r cwbwl yn rwshal i gid. Na le. Fise Pedr a Pawl, a Solomon, a Moses, a rheina'n mind i'r ciskod bob coppa. Na beth od na fise D.D. gida Iesu Grist shach ny, wath wedd e'n brigethwr mowr, jist cistel a rhai o foys y D.D. Ond dina fe, wedd mo Iesu Grist am dori strok. Ond ma Twm yn meddwl ilawn cimint am dano shach na we dim D.D. gidag e Wel, ma dda gen i weid wrthoch chi fod boys go dda ar Ddistrik Cownsil Llanfernach. Mi rododd rhain swllt vr wsnoth o godiad i weithwirs yr hewl. Fe ddilse rhain gal bob i D.D. ar ol i henwe— Dinion Dingarol. Me fise'r teitl na. vn werth rhw- beth a ma nhw'n i heiddi fe hefid., Dina'r point mowr wedi'r cifan. Jiw, betb *iiia Jon Clarke yn weid am y fisnes na wn i. Ta ge yn y miting fe fise rhwbetn da Jon i weid, ond dina fe, ma Jon mas yn yr oirfel. Ond paid ti bexo, Jon, nath y plwydd ddim ond gweid na we mo nhw n leiko di weld di yn y Werkos. Dere di, mi gei di ddod nol tro neea gal rhoi emill i raspad i rai o nhw. Wel, beth neith Disflrik Cownsils Llandisil a Chastellnewi wn i? Mai'n debyg fod y gweithwirs 'ny hefid wedi hala'i cais miwn am godiad. Mi gewch cni wbod ffor biodd bi ta beth. 0 cewch. yn iawn hefid, heb ddim sebon. Diw dvn naws gwfell o weid dim wrth Ddistrik CownsiJs bar- teifi a Landidooh. Dim ffier. Stim llawer o ddibs i ddod o Abarteifi. 0 na, ma Twm yn i nabod nhw'n go dda. Smol dibs and big grwmblan. Dango chi, boys Abarteifi, odich chi'n meddwl fod ofan ar Twm i weid i farn am danoch chi. No bHvmln ffier. Widdoch chL beth. ichi,—swanks crehddvl, ond smo Twm yn credi yn ich crefidd chi. Wedd bachan yn gweid wrthw i pwy ddwarnod bod nhw'n dewis rhiw swyddokions neillduol yn tre Aliit, ?ifi, a dima un cobbin yn hwthi yn ofnadw achos bod un arall yn cal i ddewis, achos wedd e lidim yn ddigon da i mixo fini a'r silekt soseieti. Peidwcn wherthin boys, ma'n ffakt. Jawk, o beth ma dmion o'r short na wedi cal i gneid? Ma w n yn spekto, ond weda i ddim rkag ofan wheithinwch chi yn y cwrdd di Sul wrth gofio am 'nv. Pan bo gweithwr sha ardal Abarteifi'n gofin am godiad yn i giflog dim ond biwmin row mai c'n gal yn amal. Wllilo beie arno. Hwthwch chi faint finoch chi, ond ma Twm gida hi. Nawr te, cingor i'r gweith- wirs i gid. Pan bo'r lekshwn nesa watchwch chi i bwy fiddweh chi'n voto. Ond ichi sticko at Twm fe gewch chi wbod pwy yw ffrindie'r gweithwirs, a bwrwch y lleill mal- fel we Crisfi yn bwrw'r cradiried ny miwn i foch Gadara. Widdoch chi'ch bai mowr, chi weithwirs, nid dim ond ardal Abar- teifi nawr. Dima fe. Pan bo amser y !ekshwn yn dod rownd a'r candidets yn galw da c'ni'n smeils i gid, a rhoi emill i stened o lathenwin, ma nhw'n ich twylio chi fel twyllo ffwlbert. Widdoch chi shwt ma cimint o ddinion yn pec'ni,—Achos bod y jafol yn galler smeilo lawer mwy atraktiv na mab y sar 'ny o Nasareth. Ichi'n gweid y point Odich ginta. Veri gwd. Oe ie, nawr cofies i hefid. beth we'r bachan ny wedodd yn y JERNAL pwy ddwarnod fod gwell boys na Twm a'i glic iselwael yn y Demonstreshon ny yn Carfurddin. Diolched e fod digon o ddistans prny rhing bwtsen Twm a'i grwpper e. Y filen btlglo -2. yn towli fod ciic da Twm. Ma Twm yn sharad yn rny blaen i aller cadw clic yn bles. Smo Twm yn mofin clic, a ma da ge ddoi reswm dros ny. Ffurst, mi fise clic o'r ffordd. Ma Twm yn mofin elbo rwm, sdwad Dafi Ivans Ffiononhenri, i fflippeno Ffariseed. Sekundly- Mi fise gomrod o row gida clic. a alle Twm ddim clwed ochneide'r pwr dabs, achwiniade eilode, a mi fise gomrod o row i chithe glwed Twm yn gweid y gwir. Dango di a dy doffs. Beth ma Twm yn hidjo am neb. O ie, ma ishe arna i hala posoard i Towin bach i roi gwbod i fi pan bo fe'n ffwtan sha Gethsemane a Calfaria. Falle gnewch chi Mistir Goligidd rn- gejo Twm fel "war correspondent" i find mas, da ge. Gewch chi wbod y cwbwl wedin yn 'lawn syr, a ma Twm yn folon cario pikkas a rhaw Towin, wath nol fel ma Twm yn dyall-ma Towin vn mind mas ffor ny os ffeilith e gal dibs yr Eglws. Ma Twm yn folon gneid i ore i helpi e i whilo am v 30 peeces ov dibs gwattodd Jiwdas. Sna i'n gwbjd faint ragor o ddibs sy no, wath ma'r Jiws yn go ofalis am i dibs. Ond dina beth all Towin neid iw hin. Beth wedd enw'r afon le towlodd Moses 41dwst y Ho oir 'ny. Ta Towin ddim ond mind a whintell gidag e i olehi'r sand falle galle fe ddod o hid i beth o'r dwrt. Widdoch chi pwy iw Towin. Un o'r boys na sy wedi gadel rnama plant Isrel am grochane cig yr Aifft. Wedd yn well da ge iste ar sets sheinog a cwshins Bethel y Terns na iste ar hen feinke garw yr oriweh-istafel'. Ma M.P. o flan D.D. wir w. Mwy o ddibs yn dod miwn. Dina ichi istir M.P.—Mor Proffit. Ma Eskob Tiddewi wedi bod ar hid y wlad nawr yn sharad obiti Ddafcgissilltiad. Sna i'n gwbod shwt sharadwr iw e nei, a stim pwer o ots gen i, ond ges i dopnin pwy ddwarnod. Lot o foys yn i gritiseiso fe. Sharadwr gwaei midde un, dim points da ge, midde'r llaJI", a'i dafod e rhi dew midde un arall. Nawr te. pwy wedodd wrth v crachadindos ma bo nhw'n galler critiseiso dinion mowr yn i hargiw- ments. Ta ge'n gweid rhiw ddwli fel Towin ne Levi bach Abaristwith wedwn i ddim. ond beth githrel we rhain peido rhoi points i'r Eskob te? Os diw tafod yr Eskob dipin bach yn dew,-falle bod e. sna i'n gwbod, oqld ma hini'n well na ta'i ten e'n dew fpl penne'r boys glwes i'n sharad am dano fe. We penne rhain allech gracko kokonuts ar i talkenni nhw. Ma rhaid i fi weid wrth yr Eskob beth ma'r boys ma yn leiko. Gweid wrflho fe am gani speechis. dabbo'r top nots fel whisl, a g-w id etoris bach obiti blant yn marw gal hala dinion i skrechen fel ma prigethwirs yn neid. Smo'r Eskob yn dyall i dewi o ■gwbwl. Wedd un boy yn gweid ar i wpddi pwy ddwarnod I leiko fe weld golchad Duw. Wei sda fi ddim ffansi i dast e nei. Fise well da 6 beido gweld Duw yn golehi rhax prigethwirs a ffeiradon a diakonied a members Cownti Cownsil a Distrik Cownsil. Wy dipin vn ddeliket i nhaste ichi'n gweid, a ddim yn un crif iawn. Na lot o Leifboy Sop figfe ishe i dis- infekto nhw. Na ddwr a sobon ontefe Huws. C nd ma llifir bach Twm yn gweid ma nid golchi ma Duw vn mind i neid a Phariseed ond i Hosgi n'nw. Ond dina fe. ishe gneid strok ar weddi wedrl ar hwn, ochodin ma rhaid paso heibo iddo. Mi fiodd yr hen Jak heibo Ffostrasol pwy ddwar- nod a na le sy no. Row a'r diain obiti riw Iwybir. Pina ffond n ginhena obiti. gloddie, a. llwvbre a phethe ma dinion'. ond ma Twm yn mind i edrich miwn i fisnes y Uwybir, a shach nag wes da Twm fowr o olwg wedi bod ar Enok oddiar backo'r pwr dabs, o* diw'r llwybir i fod i Enok wel lwlc owt for sumbodi. Ond whare teg i Enok. Mni ? n gwella. ag os diw e'n mind i bara mlaen ma Twm yn addo peido dannod v backo iddo. Widdocn (hi beth nath e vn y Bord o Gardians dwetha. Mi safodd fel v block yn erbin masnppn i dorri cerrig achos bise hini yn towli hen bwr dabs mas o job- sis. Wel dun met. moov up. Ma Twm gida ti. O io. ma na riw shindi ofnadw sha Glinarthen obiti rhiw de-parti wedd rhai am gal i hen foys yr ardal. Stim amser nawr i weid y stori i gid wrth och chi. ond mi gewch i gwbod hi yn liawn rws- noth nesa. Mai'n werth i chlwed, ochodin rwk owft Ordur iwr copis urli. TWMLETS. Welsoch chi awendratn yn colero'r sovren yr wsnoth wetha Na'r boy w. Stim whant arnooh chithe i cnill sovren? Wel ma ratling gwd chans. Lawer gwell nag yn y pappire Sisneg. Stim cimint o srompetishon ma a^r yn rheini. Treiwch ich gore. Dango iiia rnwy na gwerth tair o sport wrth i stidio nhw. Chredwch chi bith anwt spri sy wrth dreial i gneid nhw, a'r eideeas pert sy n dod ich rnedrlwl chi. Rhowch un trei'r wsnoth ma, a dannodweh i fi wedin os na chesrch chi ddifirrwoh. Mi allwch chi gredi'n brion, wath smo Twm yn gweid ce'wi. Peidwch c'ni meddwl fod proffit i'r pappir o gwbwl wath ma'r toll lot i find yn broisis stim ots faint ddaw miwn. Ond ichi beido gweid wrth Mistir Goligidd mi weda i rn sckret bd"h wrthoeh chi, achos beth mai e'n gneid y competi- tion ma. Smo fc'r bo n:wya yn dyall Cwmrag ochod'n mi allwn ni sfharad, ond dango peidwch rlapp'an nol wrtho. Am neid y parpir yn fwy inflaresting mai p, fel bo pleser ichi i ddarl'en<e, a f'h d difimveb indo. Ts,fl rhwbeth sy to y bycl ma n he'pi ni i find trwyddo mor riwvdd a gallwn n:. Afi dilon o "f;nif\ dn'r Cownti Cownsils a'i gwastraff '» ma rhaid cal rhiw ehenj.* Dima rai o'r rhai I(lo;th miwn wnoth *-etha. Smo'r rhai bi'Migol n':1 -bach ny. We'r "ijis wod; rhoi rheini mill ochor:— Taken by Surprise—Pol'V^—timf—eVven. Jiwk pan bo'r pok-es vn oolevo dm m,.tn «.erjire:s a'r fell, (::t -t:m ots beth or gloch fidd hL Anhawdd ei ganlyn—Lloyd George heddyw. Wedd nano i ddilin e hefid yn Birminham slawer dy amser wedd e'n fflyan i gwato. Cam Peryglus-Cofia, paid Priodi. Sna in gwbod am y bisnes ma ond wy wedi clwed pwer o foys priod yn gweid 'r un peth, ond gida bo nhw'n widmanod ma nhw'n dachre cwrlo'i mwstashis a stricko. Be sy weid am hina. Amser Pryderus—Disgwyl enill sovren. Wel ma chans lweth am y parsel not peper. Peth od ofnadw—Pregethwr duwiol. Smo Twm yn cid-find a ti. Fel hin dilset ti weid-Politikal Preecher diwiol. Wes ma prigethwirs diwiol i -gal a Duw fo gida nhw. Cam Peryglus-Anrheithio yr Eglwys. Ie, ie fe allest weid fel hin. Cam Peryglus—Museums versus Calfaria. 0 weit a bit mei ffrindie O wd yiw leik to see Mee cum arownd a swanki,— Mistir Twm Barels D.D. D.D. will mend the 'b'relas, An Twm will tek the dibe, An Twm will laff at preechers To see them pwl there jibs. When Twm will go to hevn An drag his teil bihind, He'll showt to all the peeples, Mei teil,-go d-- you mind.
CARMARTHENSHIRE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY AT BISHOP'S PALACE. The annual meeting of the Carmarthenshire Anti- quarian Society was held on Thursday last, when through the k,ndness of the outgo'-ng president (the Lord Bishop of St. David's), the event was also made a very enjoyable social function, his Lordship and Mrs. Owen having inv.ted the members to hold the meet- ing in the charming grounds of the Palace, at Abergwili, where they gave a garden party. 1( The Lord Bishop presided over a large attendance, and as the afternoon was fine,* a pleasant time was spent. The senior secretary (Mr. Geo. Eyre-Evans) pre- sented the annual report, which showed that the society's membership totalled 320. During the year the society welcomed to the county the Royal Com mission on Ancient Monuments who had begun the great survey of Carmarthenshire. The survey would be continued this year, and as there were 57 parishes in the county the work was a very onerous one. The society had received a visit from Dr. Kuno Meyer, the eminent Celtic scholar, from Berlin. As a result of a meeting of Carmarthenshire men at the House of Commons a fund hiui been raised for the extra illustration of the inventory of Carmar- thenshire which would appear in due course by the Royal Commission. The Carmarthenshire volume would, so far as they could make it, be the finest of the series. The society had secured a very dis- tinguished position among the archaeological societies of the country (applause). The report was adopted. Laay Stafford Howard, Llanelly, was elected presi- dent for the ensuing year. isJtie will be the first lady president. The following were ap- pointedHonorary curator, Mr. T. S. Brigstockc, J.P.; hon. treasurer, Alderman Walter Spurrell, J. P. joint hon. secretaries, Mr. George Eyre-Evans and Mr. Rowland Davies. A vote of thanks was accorded the Bishop and Mrs. Owen. Mr. Eyre-Evans read a very interesting and in- structive paper on "ABERGWILI AND ITS ANTIQUITIES," .in the course of which he said that probably the' earliest monument in the parish was a little known meinhir, or standing stone, situated nearly a quarter of a mile from Pentrehynis. The stone stood about sixty-five inches out of the grouni., and was evi- dently a monolith placed there as a memorial. It was very little known, and was worthy of photo- graphic attention. There was also a tumulus situated in a little lane in the village, which was now de- signated Lloyd's-terrace. It had the remains of what must have been a remarkably fine tumulus, and was one of the most treasured monuments of Aber- gwili. The parish was not rich in forts, although there was a very interesting one just outside its borders at Alltyferin. The place-names of the parish were extremely interesting, such as Parcmaenllwyd and Garnfach, the latter suggesting the existence of a one-time earn. T^ese old place-names were worthy of attention, and it wis better to teach the cuildren the names of the fields in the parishes in Wales in which they lived than of T' mb"too or South America. The Parish Church had been re-built, and the apex stone of the spire was extremely interesting inasmuch as it was said to be a portion of the stone to which Bishop Farrer was attached when burning. The most interesting object in the Parish Church was the stone coffin slab on which rested the crozier of a bishop; that keen antiquary and enthusiastic archaeologist. Bishop Basil Jones, being responsible for that being preserved there. The glory of Aber- gwili, however, was the Palace, not perhaps the pre- sent house so much as the glorious historical grounds i in which it was situated, and they had to regret; that the fire a few years ago had destroyed so much. He had spent much of his time in the College of Lampeter, where there was a complete run of State Papers volumes, from which he had gathered some ideas as to what the previous bishops did. Their) days were not so strenuous as those of the present Bishop, and they were not, perhaps, called upon to -address so many open-air meetings, but in their way they were equally occupied. In 1570 the Bishop, Richard Davies, implored the Privy Council to attend to the spiritual sores and diseases df his dio?ese. In 1611 Bishop Anthony Rudd, who was buried in Llangathen Church, gave information to Lord Salisbury about one Robert Acton and his family recusants who had removed from England "to this place. In 1625 there was one of the most in- teresting documents in existence in the handwriting of Bishop Laud, in which he notified the Act where- by he consecrated the Chapel erected by himself in Abergwili House, and which laid at rest for ever the dispute as to the building of the chapel. Alas. to-day it was to day no more, having perished in the fire of 1903. In 1565 the Privy Con n:i I appointed the Bishop of St. Dand's as one of the Commissioners for the repression of piracy in Carmarthen Bay. He did not know whether the present Bishop repressed- piracy; if so, he could only hope that the saflds of Cefn Sidan were very merciful when his lordship went a'sailing. In nJ the fees for burial in Aber- gwili parish were these: If one wished to be buried in the Parish Church one could he interred under the lower arch for 3s. 4d: under the -second arch for 5s. and under the third arch for 6s. 8d.: while, if one desired to be buried under the Chancel one had to Day 13s. 4d. This led to the rhyme, said to have been inscribed on one of the tombstones in Laugbarne Churohyard Here I lie, because I'm poor, Just outside the vestry door; The further in, the more to pay, Here I lie as warm as they." Referring to Bishop's Pond. the speaker said that the old course of the Towy was diverted by a flood in 1802. during the bishopric, of Lord Geo. Murray- whose daughter only passed away a few days ago- It was interesting to know how the previous bishops obtained their coals. Coais came to Abergwili by boats, there being a short canal from the Towy crossed the bridge at Pontyrocha. He had heard ten of boats coming under Carmarthen bridge with their masts lowered. It would fill a chapter to speak of the visitors to the Palace. ever noted for its hos- pitalities. At the close the members were entertained at the Palace by the Bishop and Mrs. Owen.
FERRYSIDE I DEATH.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Jane Jones, the. wife of Mr. David Jones, which occurred at her residence, Bay View, St. Ishmael. aftoer a brief but painful illness, at the age of 58 years. The sympathy of the parish goes out to the bereaved husband and four children in the irre- parable less sustained by them. Mrs. Jones and her husband had been faithful and thrifty com- panions in wedlock for the last thirty-five years. She was of a cheerful disposition and a model mother. The funeral took place on the 19th inst., when her mortal remains were interred in the family burial ground of the old parish churchyard of St. Ishmael. The Vicar officiated at the house, church and graveside. The beautiful old hymns, "Ymadacl wnaf a'r Babell" and "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r iIonau," were feelingly sung.
LLANWRDA The Rev. D. J. Morgan. B.A., Llanellv. delivered a powerful and eloquent sermon at Lianwrda Parish Church last Sunday evening, before a crowded congregation. Mr. Morgan i a native of Lianwrda, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Dolydderwen. I.
NANTGAREDIG V STTCCE88.—It is pleasing to announce that Masfer J. W. Pierce, the son of Mr. Pierce, stationmaster, Nantgaredig, has obtained a Third-class Certificate for Pitman's Shorthand. He was taught by Mr. W. Williams, L. and N.W. Railway, Carmarthen.
LAMPETER. MATRIMONIAL. — At Siloa Congregational Chapel, Aberdare, on Sunday last, by tile Key. J. Sulgwyn Davies, pastor of Siloh Congregational Church. Mr. Tom Gordon Phe ps, 23, Chve-streetj and Miss Elizabeth Ann Harris, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Harris, o. Cynon row, who came to Aberdarc over 30 j'cars ago from peter. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. John Harris, overman at Scybo.-»ven. The best man was Mr. Charley Pfieips and the urijes- niaid Miss Mary Phelps. Iv.'r. "lia'-los (father of the bridegroom) was ;.l?o present. n. splendid wedding breakfast was vc-i.j.->yod t.y the ,r happy pair and a number of g-U)jts at o, ,)C ii icw, Tit cynon. The Harris s famil., are faiUitul num- bers of Siloh Church. Mr. ani Mi. Phu \s left for Cardiganshire, where the honeymoon is being spent. CONGRATULATION.—We heartily congratulate our fellow-townsman, Mr. William Jones, builder, upon securing the contract to build a vicarage at Llauy- byther, as he has a deal of experience in buiid.tig and restoring churches, doing his work conscien- tiously and well. The new vicarage will be nearer Lianybyther than the present dilapidated one. SWANSEA CHUKCH DEFENCE DEMONSTHATION.— Lampeter Churchmen are preparing v-gorously for the great Church demonstration to be held at Swan- sea on Saturday next, and an intercessory servi -e will be jield at St. Peter's Church at 6.30 a.m. on that day. The new banner designed by Mr. W. Lewis, Arfryn, is a beautiful one, and the designs have been elaborately carried out by the following ladies: Mrs. Lorimer Thomas, Llangw:n; Mrs. Jones, Ger- man; Mrs. D. J. Evans, Vron Dewi; Miss Jenny Jones St. Hilary, and Miss Hughes. ST. DAVID'S COLLBGE SCHOOL.—The pupil. of this school had their service at St. David's College Chapel on Sunday evening, and our correspondent had the pleasure pf being present. The service was intoned by the Rev. W. Ll. Footman, headmaster, and the choral rendering of the service was all that could be desired. Mr. W. Lewis (Arfryn) has the management of the musical arrangements at these services, and performs his duties well. There was a sweet blend of voices, and the Psalms, canticles, and hymns were devotionally rendered. Mr. Archibald Jones. Britannia Stores, abiv presided at the organ. and the Rev. 1. L. Gregory, Hartland, Devon, preached. LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY.—It is about time that the Local Edu-aation Authority should pay some attention to the slovenly appearance of the grass plot in front of Bryn-road boys school. The grass has been allowed to grow of its own sweet will, and no scythe, sickle, or mowing machine has been seen jipar the place for 12 months or more. If Principal Bebb was a member now, we feel sure this deplor- able state of things would not be allowed. For the sake of appearance, and as an object lesson to the boys to be tidy and cleiii, by all means let us have this obnoxious grass, which spoils an otherwise tidy street, cut and the entrance to the school brought into line with the laurels of the adjoining houses. SUCCESS. Many fr.ends of Mr. Evan John Jones, the second son of Mr. Evan Jones, Bryntalog, will be glad to hear of his a, h-evenients since he left his home for the coal-fieids four years ago. He settled down at Caerau, Glam., and spent his leisure time in attending evening classes. -He very Boon showed that he was a young man of exceptional intelligence, and his many successes prove that he has not studied in vain.. In the last two years he obtained the following lionours:-lbt and 2nd stages in ambulance, in theory, and practice was awarded 1st prize in 1911 (silver medal and money prize); third stage in ambulance in 1913, and was awarded the silver medallion of St. John's Ambulance Asso- ciation 1st class certificates in first and second stages in mining under Glamorgan Education Committee; Lst class honours in Geology (Cambrian School of Mines); certificate (awarded by Home Office) to act as colliery examiner or mine deputy; advanced stages jin mining, geology, mathematics, electricity, and magnetism, and a third year tour scholarship of jB4 given by Glamorgan Education Committee (this scholarship was given to the one who obtained the highest number of marks in the district. The tour is to be taken through Somerset and Cornwall, to Visit the coalfields and metal mines, under the con- duetorship of Mr. W. Davies, M.E., Swansea); certi- ficate in chemistry (mining) by the Science and Art of Mining, Wigan. On Whit-Tuesday he won a first prize in a mining examination at Fforestfach, Swan- sea. This list is a credit to any person. Mr. Jones' career is well worthy of being proud of, as he had not many educational advantages. May we soon hear that he has attained the mark which he is aim- ing at, viz., a mining engineer. Fioreat. ECCLESIASTICAL.—The many friends of the Rev. D. R. Enoch of St. Paul's, Llanelly, will be glad to hear that he has been appointed curate-in-charge of Penclawdd, Llanrhidian. in succession to the Rev. Edward Jones. The rev. gentleman, who is a native of Pencader, entered St. David's College, Lampeter in 1904, and took his Licence in Divinity in 1906. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1906 and 1907 respectively. Since his ordination he has laboured with great success in the important) and populous parish of St. Paul's, Llanelly, where he was held in the highest esteem by all classes of his parishioners, and we understand that a move- ment is on foot to produce him a substantial pres- entation on his departure next month to take up his duties at Penclawdd. Last Sunday evening Mr. Enoch occupied the pulpit of Pencader church and delivered a powerful and instructive discourse to a large congregation. SLUMP IN HOUSE PROPERTY.—On Friday, three commodious and well-built freehold houses, situate in New-street, were offered for sale at the Plough Inn by Mr. D. I. Rees. but after waiting an hour and a half after the advertised time. no buyers made their appearance, and consequently no bids were forthcoming. There are indications that house property is deteriorating in value, as sales in all parts of the country show that house property does not reach the notoh it was in five years ago. The excessive taxation of the present Government has certainly had a fatal influence on the worth of property, and-builders are careful not to indulge too much in building operations. OBITUARY. After suffering for about seven years from a serious illness, Miss Martha. Davies. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. tKvan Davies, Soar House, died on Friday morning in her 28th year. Deep sympathy is felt with the bereaved parents and sisters in their sorrow, but they have the oonsolation they did all that was possible to keep their dear one. Miss Davies was a staunch member of Soar Chapel, in the burial ground of which her mortal remains were interred on Tuesday, the funeral being private. The Rev. Evan Evans, pastor, officiated.—On Friday, the 20th inst., after a br-ef illness, Mr. David Davies, formerly cattle dealer, Maesisaf, Llanybyther, died at his daughter's residence, Mrs. Davies, Castle Hotel, where he bad been living for some years, and lovingly cared for in his declining years. He had reached his 80th year, but only latterly showed any signs of decay, or infirmity. In his time he was a well-known cattle dealer, and carried on an exten sive business. He left two daughters, three grand- children, and other relatives to mourn after him.— The deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. Eben and > Mrs. Davies, Sandpit, upon the death of their second child, David, aged 6 years?, after a britf illness, on Saturday. Mr. Davies is estate carpenter to Mr. Harford, Falcondale, and the parents will sadly ni-s thei rchild, who seemed robust and well a few days ago. On Monday, the mortai remains of the de- ceased .gentleman were conveyed for interment at Pencarreg Churchyard. The funeral, which was private, started from the Cattle Hotel at 1 p.m., the.1 Rev. John Davies ), Alltyplacva., officiating at the house, and the Revs. D. D. Evans, Werndriw Lodge, Lampeter; D. J. Evans, curate, Lampeter, and U. James, vicar of Pencarreg, at the church and graveside. The following were the chief mourners: —Mr. and Mrs. T. Davies (daughter), Castle Hotel, Lampeter; Miss Nellie Davies daughter), Bath; Miss Edfth Davies (daughter), Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (daughter), Llanelly; Mr. Daniel Davies (son) and Mrs. Davies, Kent-sh Town Mrs. Wooton (daughter. Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Davies (daughter), Northampton; Mr. Richard Bowcn (nephew), Senghenydd; Mr. E. Davies, Mrs. Davies, and son, Barhystarn, Pumpsaint. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the children to decorate the last resting place of their affectionate father.
LLANSTEPHAN Among those who received the degree of B.A. at Lampeter yesterday (Thursday) we find the name of Mr. T. Edward Gwyn, of Rose Cottage, who has now completed a most successful period at St. David's College. In all his examinations he ob- tained a place in the first class, and also winning two scholarships of the value of J620 each during the course, which Me has now completed at the early age of twenty-one. We trust his future career will be marked with the uniform successes of his preparatory life.—Mr. J. Tafionydd Davies was also successful in the biennial course, having obtained a well-merited second in the examinations and thus successfully completing his course. We understand Mr. Davies' ministrations will be de- voted to the parish of Llanarth, Cardiganshire, where a sphere of usefulness full of possibilities exists, and of which we have no doubt Mr. Davies will avail himself to the utmost advantage of the. parish. May his future labours in the vineyard be followed with Divine blessing.
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LLANBYSSUL ANGLING.—Excellent sport has been obtained lately, and the river is well stocked with nice fish. On Saturday Mr. Dan Howells landed a fine 9 pounder near Alltcafan Mills; and on the same day, fishing from the Llandyssul rocks, he grassed a. beauty which turned the scales at ITjlbs. FUKERAL. -On Friday last the remains of Mr. Tom Davies, Troedrhiwffenyd Farm (whose death was announced in our last issue), were laid to rest at the Penybont Baptist burial ground. deceased was a very faithful member of this chapel, and his loss is deeply regretted. The funeral was one of the largest seen in the district for a long time. At the house the Rev. D. Jones (Cong., Gwernllwyn, officiated, and at the chapel the Rev. D. C. Griffiths, pastor of Penybont. Beautiful wreaths were placed over the grave by his father. Mr. James Davies (glass); his sisters at Cwm-meudwy; and his brothers Mr. D. D. Davies, Bradford House, Llandyssul. The district showed thpir respect for deceased and the family by the putting up of blinds and shutter: en route. CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY.—At a general meeting of the Llandyssul Co-operative Society held on Tuee- day last, and presided over by Mr .Jenkin Jones, J.P.. Pantmoch, the following were elected:— Chairman, Mr. Jenkin Jones, J.P.; vice-chairman, Mr. E. Griffiths, Rlaencerdinfaoh. The secretary was instructed to write to the C.W.S., Ltd., asking them to send down a representative to explain the benefits of joining that society. The question of purchasing a weighbridge again came up for dis- cussion, and it was decided to interview Mr. J. J. Jones, stationmaster, with a view to selecting a site for it near the .stores and to ascertain the amount of rent for same. CROQUET AND TENNIS.—The prospects for the 1913 season are bright and a large number of mem- bers have already been enrolled. The "rounds were opened last Wednesday afternoon, when there was excellent attendance, and tea was served at 5.30 p.m. NEXT SATURDAY.—Next Saturday will be eventful day for the Llandyssul Churchpeople. The town will be very strongly represented at the Church Demonstration at Swansea. The Sunday School hafve decided upon Swansea as the place for their annual outing this year, so between that and tj¡. enthusiastic Church defenders there will be a many Llandyssuliana present at the Demonstration. Upon their arrival at Swansea Station they will form into a procession and march to the place of meeting. SUCCESS. It is with pleasure that the success is recorded of Miss Rachel Olive Davies, a member of the Scion Congregational Sunday School, who has succeeded in gaining the Gold Medal of the Con- gregational Union at a Scripture Examination re- cently held. Congratulations Miss Davies! IMPOBTANT SALE.—On Tuesday last at the Porth Hotel, Llandyssul, Messrs. John Francis, and Son, Carmarthen, offered for sale the. several freehold farms and land undermentioned. This saie was of importance inasmuch as that it is only a week or so ago that the Board of Agriculture held an inquiry into the case of Pannau. one of the farms, offered for sale. following an order made by the Cardigan- shire County Council for the compulsory acquisition of the same for small holdings. Lots 1 and 2 were put up together, and consisted of the farm and lands called Pannau, situate close to the village of Llwyndafydd, and containing by admeasurement about 65 acres. Two fields, poruon of the Pannau Farm, had been previously disposer of privately. Before this lot was put up tho tenant (Mr. Wm. Davies) asked what about the oraer made by the County Council with regard to the farm. Mr. Francis then read a letter which Mr. Lloyd Price had received from the Board of Agricul- ture and which stated that the Board had decided that if Mr. Price would offer the farm up for public sale in one lot on Tuesday next (17th) that the order would not be confirmed.—Mr. Wm. Davies: The whole farm 'including the two reserved fields were mentioned in the order. He would also like to know who was to pay compensation to the Bitting tenant.— I Auctioneer: The man who got the benefit was liable for the compensation.-Mr. Davies: He maintained that the notice served upon him waa not valid as it had been made out to hi« father, who had been' dead for a large number of years.. The auctioneer held that the notice which had been served at the hou«» and accepted was valid, and the vendor would take full responsibility of that. The auctioneer further intimated that the vendor was willing to allow Cl,oc(j to remain as mortgage at 4 per cent. interest. The lots 1 and 2 were then put up together. Biddintr started at £ 1,000 and proceeded by 50's to £ l 4Q0 at which price it was withdrawn. Lot 3 was next- offered. Nantllo-fawr, whi-ch formerly consisted of two tenements known as Nantllo-fawr and Rhyd- neuadd, and containing about 66 acres. This lot waa withdrawn at £ 1,200. Lot 4. comprising Nant- £ 180 18P" °f lancl waa withdrawn at
LLANWENOG. AGBICULTURAL SOCIETT.LaSt ,Friday evening a meeting of the above society was held at Dreiach when the balance-sheet for 1913 was presented by the secretary and passed, lue returns showed that as far as entries went year's show excelled ail previous ones-there being a sufficient number of exhibits in each class to capture all the prizes offered. It was decided to consider the question of altering the date of the next year's show, and also that 01 members' entrance fees at Hie next spring meeting. The chairman for the evening was Mr. D. Jones, Derlwyn, who has from the commencement taken the keenest interest in the show. BBYNTEG CHAPEL.-The members of tho coAgrega- tion of this chapel held their annual teaparty last Wednesday, when glorious weather prevailed. Thtt donors of this year's treat were Mrs. Williams BrYu- awel; Mrs. Thomas, Pantyronen, and imiss Jones, l^gereinon; these were ably assisted at the tables by a willing band of lady members of the chapel. Yountf and old in great numbers partook freely of the varied and delicious things under which the table-4 were groaning. After tea the younger section held sports in an adjoining field, when prizes were given for racing, jumping, etc. In the evening a miscel- laneous concert was held in the chapel when the chair was occupied by the minister (the Rev. Daniel John). The members of the Sunday School both young and old contributed songs and recitations, and were assisted by a party from Cwmsychbunt, led by Mr. D. Lloyd. The children's choir sang under th*' baton of Mr. John Rees, Brvneinion; whilst solos were rendered by Miss Hettie Davies, Miss Reel, Miu;hpelah; Miss Eliz. Davies, Gwarcoed; M. s* Bessie James; Mr. D. Lloyd, Tyngrug; Mr. E- Riehards, Cwmsychbant: Mr. J. Jones, Gwarffynon- For spelling the first prize was won by Master EvaO Evans, Highmea.d Cottage, and the second by Reef Lloyd, Tyngruguchaf. For answering six questions in general knowledge: 1st, Mr. D. Williams. Bryn awel; 2nd, Mr. D. T. Jones, Derwlwyn. After heartily thanking the donors of the treat for their kindness and generosity an enjoyabie afternoon was brought to a close py the choir rendering a part song- SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. We are pleased to state tbat Mr. D. T. Davies, of Maesllwyd, has successfully passed the second part of the preliminary certificate examination which was held in April last. Mr, Davies is at present on the staff of the Llanarth Council School. Our heartiest congratulations. DEMISE.—The death occurred on the 18th itest., at Llwyn-onn, Lianybyther, of Mr. D. Davies, late of Crugywheel, at the Age of 76 years. The deceased had suffered a very painful disease for many month" and bore it with Christian fortitude. On ,e fol- lowing Monday his mortal remains were interred at Llanwenog Churchyard, the funeral being private- The Rev. Spencer Jones, Aberduar; Rev. Gly11 Edwards, Cwrtnewydd; Rev. D. John, Brynteg, and the Rev. D. James, Rhydybont, officiated at the house; whilst the Rev. J. Morris (vicaii and the Rev. E. Lee Hamer officiated in the church and per- formed the last rites at the graveside. He leave" to mourn his loss an aged widow who is also confined with illness since some time, two daughters and one son, with whom all deeply sympathise. The de ceased was greatly respected by all w;ho knew him-
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