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CAR MARTH EN. THE business before the county bench of magistrates on Saturday was trivial. TRADESMEN'S BALL.—Mr H. Brunei White applied at the borough police court on Monday, on behalf of Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush Hotel, for a special licence to sell refreshments at the ball from 10 p.m., on Friday night until 5 a.m. Saturday. Granted. The Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following amounts :-St. Mary's Catholic Chapel Carmarthen, 22 2s Priory Congrega- tional Chapel Carmarthen, £2 28, Miss Hughes, Parade, "Illustrated News." EXCELSIORS' FOOTBALL CLUB. Mr J. L. Michael, Captain of the Burry Port Club, asks us to state that a football match will be played at Carmarthen on Saturday between the Carmar- then Wanderers and the Burry Port Excelsiors. Kick off at 3.15. CARMARTHEN SOUP KITCHEN. -Mr D. P. Morgan, auctioneer, begs to acknowledge the tollowing subscriptions Commander Philipps, Wauniago, 10s. Mr Benjamin Lewis, Bank House, 10s. The Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Swansea, Pl ls. Miss G. M. E. White, 5s. Mrs Stickland, 2s. 6d. N/R LUISICAL SUCCESS AT CARMARTHEN.—Miss Mabel Harriet Cavill, pupil of the High School j for Girls, Carmarthen, has passed the Advanced Senior Section of the London College of Music in Pianoforte playing with lionours, and the Senior Ssction of Trinity Collega, London, in Theoretical Knowledge. Both Examinations were held at this centre last December. TESTIMONIAL TO Mu. W. W PitossER. -Mr W. °y<J> Mydrirn, the Hon. Sec. and Treasurer o the above Testimonial Fund requests us to nnform the public that the above presentation will not take place at the Llandilo Meeting on Tuesday next, as previously announced. It is considered by the majority of the subscribers that it would be more desirable to make the presentation at the May meeting, which will be held in Carmarthen. CARMARTHEN BRANCH OF THE AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS.—A meeting of the Carmarthen Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants was held at the Lion Royal Coffee tavern Carmarthen, on Sunday night last, when twenty.two men were admitted to membership. The delet-ate, who the branch at the he™ d„ly u, a„ ther:i zr&rsxs PROPERTY SALE.—At the Boar's Head Hotel on Monday last, in the presence of a h'rge assembly of farmers and others, Mr John Francis sol 1 by public auction several lots of copy- hold property, in the parish of Llanfihangel-ar-artb. The bidding was brisk, and the foliowing prices :—Drefnewydd Farm, 28a. Or. 6p., D' Jones, Esgergarn two fields, between «wSi'Jen *?.<* Baindre, 3a. 3r. 33p., Mr J. Jones, y giug Mtll; fields of accommodation land I 'rt-2*p- •ei80'Mr john Grffiths> hoimp l K wy*jdgrug stone-built dwelling- house and shop on the Lampeter road, withdrawn. and r 01'3 80 ,Cut01;,( Were Mr W. Morgan Griffiths «-ua Mr James John, Carmarthen. FUNERAL OF COUNCILLOR WILLIAM MORRIS.- place on M^ f C?"ncillor Morris took officer Monday afternoon at the cemetery. The Ofhciating clergyman was tho Right Rev. the M°ry bishop .of Swansea. The mourners were Air John iNl(,)rris, Crickhowell (brother) Mr John Evans, ertliyr (brother-in-law) and four b3l-e f deceased. The plate on the coffin Morris TV {olTiowing inscription: William The shutter 29' 1891' agcd 84 years-" and sicMia nF • shoPs m ruute were Put UP» the bo^mrjK genuine mourning in other parts of svranJlii Were manifest. The wreaths sent by Pi, f" friends were numerous. Mr James T WJi' London House, was the undertaker. Me\T VOLUNTEER BATALION TIIE WELSH REGI- 180iT ^or week ended, February 14th, (\ ;i i oCer ^or ^le week> Lieutenant T. Jenkins. r erly Sergeant, Colour-Sergeant W, Lewis and 0 0 R. J. Jones. Commanding officers parade on Monday, the 9th inst., at eight p.m in the Wool Room, undress uniform and Glengarry caps. Baud to attend. The officer Commanding the Detachment hopes that every one that can possibly attend will do so. This being the com- mencement of the Volunteer Drill Season, and there being a few vacancies for recruits, it is hoped that those who intend joining will do so early as to be able to join in the company drill when it begins. All information may be obtained at the Armoury.—By order, G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Commanding. THE BALL. As our readers are aware, a public ball will be held in the Assembly Rooms this (Friday) night at 9.30. Admission is strictly by ticket, of which 200 have been issued, and most of them disposed. It augurs well to be a brilliant success. No efforts are spared by the Committee and the energetic Secretary to carry out the arrangements thoroughly well. The rooms are neatly decorated, Mrs Morris, of Coombe, and Dr Hearder, and Mr Norton), being among those who have sent decorations, A local band will be in attendance, and the Orchestra will be under the baton of Mr Cooke, the able organist of Christ Church. Mr Williams, of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, deserves particular notice for the great interest he has evinced in the preliminaries. We hope to have a full report in our next issue. DEATH FROM BURNING,-Informatioll reached Carmarthen on Sunday of the death the previous day of Mary Davies, widow, aged 83, who lived in a house called the Black Lion, some miles beyond Conwil. Four days previously the old woman fell into the fire and sustained injuries which resulted in her death on Saturday.—The inquest was held on Monday at the Black Lion, Conwil, before Mr Rixon Morgan, coroner for West Carmarthenshire, on the body of Mary Davies, widow.—John Davies. son of the deceased, said that his mother was 83 years of age. He found her lying in the grate of the kitchen about two o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday last. Her clothes were ablaze. He extinguished the fire, took her to bed, and sent for a doctor. She never spoke afterwards.—Mr John Ellis Edwards, surgeon, stated that when he called on her on the Thursday she was uncon- scious. The burns on her chest and right arm were serious, and he feared fatal results.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." CARMARTHENSHIRE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. —A conference of representatives from the various polling districts throughout Carmarthen- shire, to meet the members of the executive committee of the South Wales Division, of the National Union, was held at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen, on Friday, Viscount Emlyn, chairman of the South Wales Division, presiding. There were also present: Sir C. E. G. Philipps, Bart., Picton Castle; Sir John T. D. Llewellyn, Bart, Penllergare; Colonel H. Davies-Evans, Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire Captain Powell Jeffreys, Cynghordy Mr Dudley Drumnund, Portiscliffe Colonel J. C. Richardson, Glanbrydan Mr Charles Lloyd, Waunitor Mr J. Hotchkiss, Brecon Mr Thomas Jones, Llandovery Mr Evan Jones, Tyssil Castle; Mr David Rees. and Mr David Thomas, Mid- Glamorgan Mr Rees Thomas, Green Park etc. —The noble chairman after some explanatory remarks for calling the meeting, called upon Mr Southall, secretary of the National Union, to address the meeting. Mr Southall dealt -it some length- with. various questions affecting registration, polling district ami -oniiiii t tee, distribution of literature and pm/lic meetings, after which discussion was invited, and this was warmly taken up.—A vote of thanks to Mr Southall, was moved by Sir Charles Philipps, and seconded by Mr Thomas Jones, and acknowledged. —A vote of thanks to the chairman was moved by Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, and seconded by Mr David Rees.—The meeting then terminated. PRESENTATION TO A ST. PETER'S Boy, — On Saturday evening week a very enjoyable meeting took place at the Market Tavern, Pembroke Dock, to present Mr George W. Richards, late inspector H.M. Dockyard (who had just retired on a pension of £ 99 3s 4d per annum) with a splendid pair of Brazilian pebble spectacles (folders) in gold frames, the gift of the men of his late gang in H.M. Dockyard. Mr Richards is the eldest son of the late Mr Thomas Richards, Quay Warden, Car- marthen.—Mr David Gibby, who acted as chairman at the presentation meeting—which by-the-bye was a enthusiastic one—said he had known Mr Richards for 16 years, and had, while workingat Carmarthen, lodged with his parents, and he could, with all respect to their memory say that he never found kinder people, in fact, he and the others who were fortunate enough to lodge with them seemed more at home than in a strange place, and it seemed to him that all the goodness that was invested in Mr Richards's parents had been handed down to him, and he hoped that Mr Richards would live long to enjoy his well earned pension,—Mr G. Pinch in I presenting Mr Richards with the gift also spoke in eulogistic terms of him.—Mr Richards, in respond- ing, said that was a meeting embracing a good part of his past life. It was one where they came to wish farewell to their late officer in the dockyard. He hoped they all would arrive at the age of 60 years, and that they wonld feel as well as he did. He wished to refer to an honour they, with others, had dene him by placing him fifth on the list as their representative on a previous School Board, which showed him that he had done his duty. Then, again, in November last, they with others, returned him as a representative in the Council.—The above will be read with great interest by our readers, as Mr Richards is well known as one of the many St. Peter's boys who have made their mark in life. TEMPERANCE.—The weekly meeting of the Car- marthen Total Abstinence Society was held on Sunday evening last, at the Salvation Army Barracks, and the attendance, as usual, was very large. Captain Nott having opened the meeting by prayer, the Chairman (Mr George Hodges) said that was the first time he had the privilege to be on that platform, and then went on to speak on the noble work the Army was doing in furthering the temperance cause. He had no hesitation in saying that the Army had done more for the temperance cause than any other temperance society, as total abstinence was part and parcel of their creed. It was the work of the Church to rid the land of intemperance. Mr D. H. Williams, Cambrian-place, followed in the same strain. He believed the Army ought to ba encouraged more than it now was from the hands of other professing Christians. It deserved their sympathy and support. Miss M. M. Davies (" Mair Arfon ") then gave a solo with marvellous effect and was followed by a homely address by Mr Henry Howell. It matters not how Mr Howell speaks, he generally gets a good and attentive hearing. The speaker referred at some length to General Booth's book, In darkest England, and the Way Out," and spoke in high terms of the scheme. Mair Arfon again gave a solo, "Pull for the Shore," the audience joining heartily in the chorus. Rev Mortimer Green closed the meeting by prayer. It was announced that the Rev. Anthony Britten, vicar of Mydrim, would take part in the meeting, but he was un- able to be present owing to the large meeting he had to address at St. John's Welsh Church, in connection with the Mission held in the town. ST. PETER'S CHURCH MISSION. Last Tuesday morning brought to a close a ten days' parochial mission in connection with the ancient parish of St. Peters. The mission was opened by a service T>r u6 recePtion of the Missioners, held in the Parish Church on Saturday evening, the 24th ult., which was very largely attended. The missioners were the Revs H. Guildford Sprigg, Diocesan Missioner of Canterbury, and Edward Morgan, vicar of Llanishen, Cardiff. On Sunday morning week the sorvicei commenced at ci<rht o'clock with a celebration of the Holy Communion. This was followed by services and sermons at 10.30. a.m. 3 p.m (children's service), 4 p.m. (address to men only), and at 5.30. and 6.30. p.m. The weak day services commenced throughout at 7.30., 8, and 10.30. a.m., and closed with the mission service and sermon at 8 p.m., followed by an after meeting." All the services were exceed- ingly well attended especally so the evening ones which were generally crowded. On Sunday even- ing last, the churchwarden and sidesmen, after utilising every available spot in the sacred edifice failed to find room for scores who had to turn home. Both the Missioners delivered powerful and eloquent sermons and addresses, which were deeply appreciated by their devout hearers. On all hands was to be seen evidence of the undoubted success of the first mission ever remembered to have been held in the parish. In the Welsh Church the Rev A. Britten, vicar of Mydrim, conducted several services and delivered able and pathetic sermons, which moved many of his hearers to tears. It was an agreeable scene to witness the beautiful Church of St. Peter's crowded with a sympathetic congregation drawn from Churchmen and Nonconformists alike. It is to be sincerely hoped that one of the fruits of this mission will be to soften the asperities that one Christian denomination unfortunately bears towards the other, and that they will, henceforth, join together and form one solid phalanx to face their common enemy. Old St. Peter's, the just pride of the town, has struggled manfully against many enemies, and passed through many ) vicissitudes in its march through centuries. It is j alive to a full appreciation of its mission, and spreads its ramifications in all directions. In its endeavour to fulfil its duty let it not be hindered and fettered by party contentions. ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—The annual meeting of the members of the Church and Con- gregation was held on Wednesday last, to hear the report of the officers of the Church for the past year. A new feature was introduced on this occasion in that the meeting was preceded by a tea, which had been most tastefully laid out by the ladies of the Church. After tea the chair was taken by the pastor, who called upon the treasurer to read his statement. From this it appeared that the income of the Church for the past year had reached nearly R400. A statement of the membership showed that the members, were greater than they had ever been in the history of the Church. Congratulatory addresses were given by several friends, and most hearty thanks were tendered to all those who had worked so cordially during the past year to bring about these results. It was decided that greatest attention should be paid during the current year to the children belonging to the Congregation, and in addition to a "Children's guild it was decided that a short sermon to children should be preached in connection with the Sunday mornine service, and a quarterly evening service to be devoted entirely to the little ones. It was also decided to form a Youny peoples' guild in connection with the Church. The whole of the proceedings were most hearty and amply testified p to the good work that is being done. The pro- ceedings of the meeting were enlivened by the singing of Misses Hooper, Daniel and Thomas, and Messrs Brockie and Davies.—On the follow- ing day (Thursday) 29th ult., the members of Zion Sunday School, held their annual tea and entertainment, the chair being occupied by Mr Thomas Thomas, J. P., who was supported by the worthy pastor (Rev. T. Mortimer Green). There was a crowded audience. The children are to be complimented upon their ability in reciting their varied pieces so carefully and with such taste. The older members also discharged their duties in an excellent manner, and special reference should be made to the competent leader (Mr D. C. Davies), for training the Sunday School Choir so well. Praise is due to Messrs Chapman, Morrice Jones, E. R. Evans, D. P. Morgan, and also Thomas Thomas (chairman), for giving prizes towards the various competitions. The following gentlemen adjudicated the musical competitions Messrs Morrice Jones and E. R. Evans; scriptural competition, Mr D. P. Morgan, who discharged their duties in an excellent manner. Praise is also due to Miss E. Thomas, who pre- sided at the piano, and Miss Harries, at the harmonium. Mr Richard Muller sang "The Lifeboat," and was deservedly encored. At the end of the meeting a collection was made for Mr Muller, by Mrs Thomas Thomas, and presented to him at the end of the meeting. Mr D. C. Davies remarked that if Mr Muller was to get some training lie would make.his mark as a bass singer. Rev. T. Mortimer Green (pastor) closed the meeting with a prayer.

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