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CARMARTHEN. THERE was no business to come before the borough bench of magistrates on Monday. beesTIRE Infirm^Y. -The secretary amount Uni acknowle<ige the following m" Independent Chapel, INFLAMMATION AND PLEURISY, two most dangerous complaints, have visited our town with unusual severity during the last and this week and many have succumbed to their attack. Many cases have also been reported where the patients are seriously ill. Suc(- iEss.-Two of Carmarthen's young men made a mark at the last examination of the College of Preceptors, in lieu of the medical preliminary, viz. Mr Peter L. Daniel, son of Mr r.1?^-3 woollen manufacturer, who Jo t f marks, being 2*25 marks more than equisi e or the medical preliminary examina- ™*rLa v> ? JT' H" B«rnhill, who scored G10 f T<k m°u8 l^an re(luired for him to be successful. The above speaks for itself of the future which is before these two promising young men. WSF ^BEKGWJLLY STAHON. -The Central aies and Carmarthen Junction Railway smithy oo„t^ lS"Uy Station- weather with the tools it oVlnol d' was burned to the ground about ten ina w..0? u?sday m8ht- Fortunately the build- comJ? etac_lled from any other premises of the so therefore the loss sustained was not origin ti Woi,ld otherwise have been. The BUmi 6 fire is ur>known. nesdav tv. ^tlle Tenby steeplechases on Wed- Sp "e^ayor's. <Mr T- Jenkins) horse Ontinnal <5 n- 'n khe Licensed "Victuallers SrlLllm? Plate of 30 sovereigns. The fliffhta nf k 3 miles long, over eight *8 hurdles. Betting was 6 o*4 against "Bawbee." The favourite led throughout and won a capital race by three parts of a length. The jockey was Mr F- Gosden. The horse has been entered for the hurdle selling race (Thurs- day), to be sold for zElOO. TOSSED BY A Cow DEATH OF THE INJURED LAD.—On Friday afternoon, an inquest was held at the Golden Lion, Lammas street, before Mr R. M. Thomas, deputy coroner, on the body ot Alfred John, aged six, son of Thomas John, weaver, Lammas-street, who died under very painful circumstances last Friday morning, from injuries received by being tossed by a CJW on the Monday previous.—The jury returned a ver- dict according to the evidence, attaching no blame to anyone and handed over their fees to the parents of the deceased. ODDFELLOWSHIP.-The statement of accounts of the Temple of Love Lodge of Oddfellows, held at the Golden Lion, for the year ending Dec. 31st. 1890, has just been issued. The lodge commenced the present year with a total of 95 members, constituted chiefly of young men, which fact accounts for the healthy state of the sick and funeral fund, which shows a balance of 2365 17s. 7d. The management fund is also very satisfactory, and the lodge in general is on a firm footing. Mr James John, who is the secretary, will be pleased to furnish all particulars necessary for admission. CARMARTHEN TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY.— The weekly meeting of the above was held on Sunday evening at the Lammas-street Chapel Schoolroom, Mr George Hodges (president), in the chair. The attendance was very large—up- wards of a thousand persons being present. Addresses were given by Mr Owen B. Evans, Old College School; Mr Daniel Watkins, solicitor, and the Rev. G. H. Roberts. The band of hope choir of the chapel rendered three choruses (Ab Myrnach conducting); a duet was also well given by Mr and Mrs J. Davies, and a solo by Miss Davies; Market Hall. DISTRESSING FAMILY BEREAVEMENT. The late severe weather has left its mark in a very pronounced manner in many families at Carmar- then, and especially so in the case of Mr John Evans, Parade Road, painter. On Friday last, Mr Evans buried one of his sons, Alfred, after a brief illness, it being a strange coincidence that his term of apprenticeship as moulder was expiring the same day as he was laid to his last resting place. On Sunday morning his wife, Elizabeth, who had attended her son during his illness, also died very suddenly, leaving him almost heart-broken. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday). To add to a sad story, Mr Evans is now himself very poorly, the distressing events of the last few days having told but too plainly upon him. Great sympathy is expressed on all sides with the family. TEMPERANCE.—The weekly meeting for working men was held at the Water-street mission room on Saturday, but it was sparsely attended. Mr J. F. Morris was in the chair, and addresses were delivered by him, Mr Darbyshire and others. Mr Morris deserves greater encouragement in this movement than he now receives as it has been specially started for the working classes. ENTERTAINMENTS AND TEA FIGHTS,-Carmar- then is not backward in giving entertainments and tea parties to the young people, but the chapels are especially active in this respect. On Thursday, 22nd, the first monthly juvenile entertainment was given at the Congregational Church, and proved worthy of continued support. The pastor, Rev. J. Thomas, presided. The proceeds go towards the fund for raising interest money for penny bank in connection with the Sunday School. A tip-top tea was given on the same day at the English Baptist and also a concert in the evening. Union-street chapel also added to the list by giving a grand concert the same evening, and owing to its great success, it was decided to make it a quarterly affair in future. COMING TRADESMEN'S BALL. We are requested to state that this ball is not confined to tradesmen and several professional men and others have already signified their intention to be present. It promises to be a great success, aud as the number of tickets is limited, early application should be made for the same, to the secretary (Mr A. Ll. Lewis, Commerce House), the committee or the M.C., Mr T. Jenkins, the Friary (Mayor). No invitations will be issued. In connection with the ball, Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush, will send out his omnibus all over the town, so that those who give due notice will be able to go to the ball and return for the sum of one shilling. DEATH OF COUNCILLOR WILLIAM MORRIS.—Our readers will greatly regret to hear of the death of Mr William Morris, for many years an alderman, and councillor of the Town Council. The deceased gentleman showed lately unmistakeable signs of dragging old age, and his eyesight had I also nearly failed, but he did his best to shake off the weakness that now and then came over him, and only kept to his bed for a fortnight before his death. Deceased had .far outreached man's ordained span of life, and had lived to an octogenarian age, as he was born on the 30th of October, 1806. Mr Morris took very active part in the affairs of the borough, and his speeches at the council were always well balanced. His death will be greatly felt among all our townspeople. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. A farm labourer, named Stephen Morgan, aged 30, was taken to the Carmarthenshire Infirmary on Sunday after- noon in a frightfully mutilated condition. He was on Pendeggy Mill lands, the property of Mr Morris, Brynmyrddin, at two o'clock in the morn- ing when he slipped to the ground and the loaded gun he had in his possession exploded, the dis- charge entering his body. The injuries received necessitated amputation of the left leg. The poor fellow, who is married, is in a very critical condition. The accident occurred within 60 yards of his home. ANOTHER DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. Another case was treated at the Carmarthenshire Infirmary ( on Monday which necessitated amputation of the j leg. In this instance the patient was a young sailor, named Richard Brown, from Bangor, Co. Antrim, who, when about to leave with his < steamer, the Helen Craig, of Belfast, < at Burry Port, got his right foot in the < coil of rope that was used when weighing anchor, < and before remedial steps could be taken to extricate it, his ankle was completely snapped in twain. The poor fellow who is married and about 35 years of age, was conveyed to Carmarthen by the first available train. He now lies in the infirmary of this town, where he is receiving the best attention of the skilful surgeons engaged at that institution. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, before Messrs A. W. J. Stokes (in the chair), C. W. Jones and J. H. Thomas, Derry. D)-u)bkenizess Thomas Williams, Cwm, was fined 5s. and 9s. costs for being drunk at Pensarn, on the 20th inst. P.C. Henshaw proved the case. Thomas Davies, Abergwili, was fined 2a. 6d. and costs for the same offence committed at Abergwili, on the 14th inst. P.C. WD). Thomas proved the charge.—The Bench said the reason they had in- flicted a smaller fine in the latter case was that the defendant had appeared, and had thrown him- self on the mercy of the Court, whereas the defendant in the former had not thought it fit to put in an appearance. Occasional Licence The application of John George, Cresseliy Arms, for an occasional licence to sell refreshments on the 4th and 5th of February on the racecourse on the occasion of the races was granted, the hours being from nine till six. A SOIREE AND ENTERTAINMENT in connection with the temperance meeting for working men to be held every Saturday evening at the Water-street Mission room, took place on Friday evening. The prime mover (Mr J. F. Morris, solicito r) thought it an excellent way of inaugurating tihe meetings; and Friday evening was selected for the occasion. The room was neatly decorated with banners, &c. Between 60 and 70 sat down to a.n excellent tea provided by Mrs J. F. Morris, who was assisted by several ladies. After showing to advantage the good state of their appetites, the company ad- journed for a few minutes in that the room be made ready for the miscellaneous entertainment that was to follow. The meeting commenced by the singing of the hymn, "There's a fountain filled with blood," Mr G. T. Smith presiding at the har- monium. In the course of his remarks, the president. said he had no object iu view other than the welfare of the working class. He wanted them to live a sober and religious life, instead of spending their money on the cursed drink. The programme then proceeded as follows :—Song, Miss Phillips, Priory-street; reading, "The Bashful man," Mr George Hodges; address, Rev. D. Cad van Jones. > The rev. gentleman expressed his pleasure at being present, and referred to the kindness of the ladies < who had presided at the tables, and more especially to Mrs Morris. He had been for upwards of 40 years a pledged abstainer, and had become so in order to be an example to his flock where he com- menced his ministry. It was, he said, a sad state of affairs that professing Christians had made drunkards of their young men. The programme again proceeded:—Recitation, "Moderate drinking," Mr R. J. Jones; song, Where is my wandering boy to-night," Miss Hooper, Blue-street; recitation, "The husband's vow," Mr J. Morgan, Blue-street duett, "There's balm in Gilead, the Misses Morfydd and Rachel Williams, Priory-street (excellently rendered); address, Rev. J. Barton (W), who referred to the poverty and misery that was in the country, and to the strong men that were singing in their streets. He never gave anything to those persons, for be was given to understand that at a lodging-house in the town no less than eight shillings worth of beer was carried there to the men that had been singing in their streets. There were, he said, 120 public-houses in the town; let them bring them down to 60. Recitation, Billy's Rose," the chairman; chorus, "All hail the power of Jesu's name," recitation, "House on Fire," Mr Owen Jones, Dark Gate. Votes of thanks to the presi- dent and Mrs Morris, and to the performers having been proposed by Mr Daniel Jones, printer, and seconded by the Rev. J. Barton, the hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great Jehovah," was warmly taken up by the audience; and the Benediction by Mr Barton brought an interesting gathering to a close.











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