CARMARTHEN. THE PRICE OF GAS. The Carmarthen Gaf Company have determined to increase the prict of gas from 4s. 6d. to 5s. per 1,000 feet. "RED STARS" FOOTBALL CLUB.-A football match will be played on Thursday next, in a held behind the Had way Tavern, Lammas-street, between the Victoria Club, Llandilo, and the "Red Stars," wileii a good aame is expected. Kiek-off at 3.30. b CHURCH HISTORY. — This evening (Thursday) at < o clock, Mr VV..Richards (Afomvyson) lecturer for Church Defence, will deliver a magic lantern lecture in the Priory-street school- room, on the above subject. It is intended mainly for the Sunday school children, but all are invited to attend. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following amounts, &c. :—Bwlch Newydd Congregational Church, £ 1 Is 7d Mrs Lloyd, Glangwili, large parcel of books Mrs Jones, Picton House, magazines. 1ST. V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT.—The first company drill of the season took place at the Market-place on Monday, when a large number (including the band) came together. Col. Picton Evans, Cardigan, and Capt. Clarke, adjutant, were present. At the close Lieutenant W. Francis attended at the Armoury to swear in recruits, and several were enrolled. WE understand that Mr Daniel Phillips, county surveyor for Carmarthenshire, has been offered a surveyorship worth £ 400 per annum, by Mr T. Codrington, late inspector of turnpike roads for this cmmty, and who is now an official of the Local Government Board. Mr Phillips has not yet decided whether he will accept the appoint- ment. TABERNACLE CHAPEL. The above chapel was crowded on Sunday evening last. After the Rev eyshon Rees, Baptist missionary from Jamaica, delivered a short discourse, the respected pastor (Rev J. Thomas) immersed 18 persons. The above Nonconformist place of worship is now the moss prosperous in the town. LOCAL COMMISSIONS. The London Gazette of Friday mgut contains the folIowing; Volunteer Riqes.-ist Pem. Volunteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment. Wm. Francis, Carmarthen, ge:it.eiiian, to be second lieutenant (super numerary), dated 7th February. Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the county of. Merioneth. Edward Owen Vaughan Lloyd, Esq., to be deputy lieutenant. ORNITHOLOGICAL.— At the Cardiff annual ornithological, dog and poultry show, at Cardiff, on ednesday, we are pleased to find the nan.es of Messis Davies and Evans, Marble Worke, Lammas-street, among the successful competitors in the British bird class, in which there was a I numerous entry. The bird shown is a splendid specimen of the mountain finch breed, and it I took the first IJrize offered at the show. 1ST A B. THE WELSH REGII%IFNT. -Officer for I the week ending Feb. 21st, Lieut. Francis. Orderly Sergeants, C. H. Carpenter and T. Danes Recruit: diill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, m the Armoury, at 7.30 p.m. There being a few vacancies for recruits in the Corp this year, anyone wishing to join can do so any time by calling at the Armoury, 12, John-street, where information can be obtained.—By order, O- A. HUTCIJINS, Captain Commanding. THE LATE TRADESMEN'S BALL AND THE OC- CASIONAL LICENSE. As the Secretary of the Carmarthen Total Abstinence Society is imputed to be the writer of the letter on the above license, which appeared in one of our local contem- poraries for last week, the Secretary requests us to say that he was not aware that an occasional license was granted to Mr Williams, of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, before he had seen it in the local papers. SPORT. The Carmarthenshire foxhounds met in the Square on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. A goodly number attended, including several red coats." They drew Nantybwrla covers, Trebersed. Cwmaubach and Green Hill, and went right away to Llanstephan without finding a single fox. The weather was propitious, and the run was much enjoyed, notwithstanding the absence of the Reynard family. Mr T. Morris, Coomb, acted as deputy master. AT St. John's Welsh Church, on Sunday even- ing last, the Rev Roderick, formerly curate of H I>ETCR S <LLURCH> an(i now private secretary to the Bishop of St. Asaph, delivered a masterly discourse upon the Collect of the day. There was a good congregation, and the singing was excellently good. —At Christ Church, the Bishop tl ^ailsea officiated and at St. David's Church, the Rev Mr Evans, curate of Abergwili, preached to a congregation.—Rev J. Evans, cuiate of St David's Church, is indisposed. LECTURE. — On Thursday evening (5th inst), at tne Lammas-street Chapel schoolroom, a lecture on The Young Man and his Prospects," was delivered by the Rev W. E. Prytherch, Goppa. The chair was taken by the Rev D. Evans, pastor, and there was a good attendance. The rev. lecturer treated his subject in an exhaustive man- wr' ;V,ld evo^e^ applause at intervals. Revs J. jndhatn Lewis and D. Cadvan Jones made a ew suitable remarks, in proposing a vote of thanks to the lecturer. The proceeds of the lecture were towards assisting a young man for the ministry. j o COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, before Messrs A. W. J. Stokes and C. W. Jones. T'ote of Condolence: Mr C. W. Jones proposed, and Mr A. W. J. Stokes seconded, That we, the justices of the Carmarthen (county) petty sessional division deeply deplore the loss we have sustained through the death of our able, much respected and well trusted colleague and friend, pj, J- Lewis Philipps, and tender to Mrs hilippsj the widow, and a'so to the family of the deceased, our condolence in the sad and irreparable loss they have sustained." The learned clerk (Mr Morgan Griffiths) reiterated all that was said. There was no business of interest. WINDFALL FOR, A WELSH FAMILY. Informa- tion has recently been received from the Public Administrator of Silver Bow County, America, through Messrs Morris and Barker, solicitors, Carmarthen, by Mrs Benjamin Davis, the wife of a collier ot Commercial-street, Mountain Ash, and her four sisters—two of whom are residing year Carmirthen., one at Ystalyfera, and one in Pembrokeshire — that their brother, Mr David Job, of Silver Bow County, Montana, had died intestate in April of last year, leaving money and Property of the estimated value of 100,000 dols. Jor £ 20,000), and which is expected to be trans- erred to the sisters as next-of-kin in the course of a few weeks. -r ()OTB-kLL.Ti)e return football (Rugby) match the Burry Port-Excelsiors "and the c;ir;»:Ul^ "Wanderers" was played at for trrt °U Saturday' aUt^ resulted in a win and Tr vmtors one (dropped goal), two tries Port 7° Uliu0rs to three minors. The Burry Tao.n- ^Utt. Were as follows: Ful1 back, H. T T T ree 1'iarter backs, Michael (captain), T..J. Lewis, W, T. Thomas and Tom Thomas R wii"8' Evans and D. Howells forwards, J. Williams, W. Wright, D. T. orris, J. Rees, T. Webster, E. Rowlands and Th enkins. The goal was dropped by W. T. Loi.,™as'man(^ Michael scored the two tries. H. Himv!' ^\0lnas> H. Lohr, J. A. Short, E. aii(lC'T,eS (capbain), W. Griffiths, Gwilym Davies Tio# 1 ian Lloyd jilayed well for the home team. 7ere-, Mr W. Williams. AI 0YFL WATNE LODGE. — The secretary of the in Ve ».e David Williams, Lammas-street), Panting his annual report, thus writes.-—"In submittinc, tile balance sheet for 1890, I regret to PTent,c!n that the payments for sickness have been ^optionally high, and this is owing chiefly to a large number of our members suffering from the influenza epidemic which raged throughout the whole country in the early part of the year. Still we have to congratul tj ourselves upon the fact that the funds have increased X49 41. Gd., and we should add to this amount .£26 5s. Od. interest due upon XI,000 invested in March last, and E21 10-3. Od., upon another snm which will not be paid until next April. If these sums had been paid our increase would amount to £ 96 19s. 6d. We have admitted during the year 23 members, 4- members have died during the same period, 3 have left through non- payment, and 1 by clearance, leaving 367 members good on the books on the 1st January, 1891. The ave.rage age of our present members is 36. Hoping that we shall be able to present a more favourable balance sliett next year." Total value of lodge, X2,664 1 6s. load. 2 ENGLISH: CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH — The annual tea and entertainment of the Sunday School, took place last Thursday evening. An unusually large number of persons sat down tc tea. Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Adams, Mrs Williams, 5 Mrs Galloway, Mrs Richards, Mrs Crossman, Miss Galloway, Miss Davies, and Miss Adams, presided at the various tables. The room wascrow- ded during the entertainment, the programme of which is the following:—W. H. & Austin Thomas, pianoforte duett Herbert Pyle, J. Ross, Horace Thomas, E. Cioker, Dolly Thomas, F. James, recitations; Lillie and Dinah Jenkins, duett Cyrus and Mary Evaus, Spanish son^s Agnes Waters, piano solo Mr Bo wen, song Mr Richards, song; Mr J. F. Lloyd, recitations, How doth the little busy bee," and "Casabianca" Mr C. Finch, junr., song Mr C. Finch, reading; Miss Williams, song dialogue, The County Parliament," Messrs Johns, S. and J. Ross, W. A. James, F. Brew, James A. Evans, and A, Jones. Finale God save the Queen." Miss Mitchell was the accom- panist. TEi%ipEitANcE.- oil Sunday evening last, at the Peniel Chapel schoolroom, the weekly meeting of the Carmarthen Total Abstinence Society was held, Mr George Hodges, president of the Society, in the chair. There was a very crowded attendance. Mr Thomas Tudor, of the Old College School, having performed the devotional exercises, Miss Bessie Phiilips gave a solo, and was followed by an address by Mr D. Davies (Dewi Fychan), who remarked that it was a scandalous shame, on the part of the authorities, to grant a license to sell intoxicating drinks from 9 p m. to 6a.m. in connection with the ball on Friday evening last. Afterwards, Miss Geta Rees gave a solo, and was followed by a recitation on "King Alcohol" by Miss Edith Cerridwen Jones. The hearing of Miss Jones' piece was a rich treat. Rev Leyshon Rees, Baptist missionary from Jamaica, was the next speaker. He said he had come from a country where rum was manufactured but now he was in a country where they drank rum. During the few days he was at Rhondda Valley lately, he said he saw more drunkenness there in a few hours than he had seen in Jamaica for the 15 years he had been there (shame). He also remarked that the in- temperance in this country impeded the spread- ing of the Gospel. After another solo was given, Rev D. Cadvan Jones advocated the lessening of public-houses in the town, and remarked that in Priory-street there were 15 public-houses. They must endeavour to weed them down to six, and it was a disgrace to them as temperance advocates that 100 public-houses should be tolerated in a small town like Carmarthen. He wanted a work- ing committee to be formed, and he scouted the idea that the traffic as it were, should govern the Church. It was high time thv 1'1 ministers of religion in the town should I)u- .r shoulders to the wheel, and to endeavour to lessen the number of public-houses. — Rev G. H. Roberts closed the meeting by prayer. JUVENILE SHOPLIFTERS.—At the Guildhall on Tuesday, before Messrs Thomas Davies (ex- mayor), W. R. Edwards, and Howell Howells, four young lads, Lloyd Edward Jones, 11 years of age, son of Thomas Jones (Caeralaw), Bridge- street Frederick Harris, 12, son of Mr Fred. Harris, Bridgend, Llangunnor, artisan warden at Her Majesty's Prison in this town James Evans, 11, son of Phoebe Evans, Bull Lane, widow and David Evans, 12, son of Mr John Evans, B!aen- gwastod, Llangunnor, labourer, were brought up in answer to the charge of larceny. P.C. Thos. Phillips deposed that he watched the house of Mr W. S. Morris, grocer, Bridge-street, and on entering the premises on the previous (Monday) night he heard a noise inside. He went cautiously towards the place where he heard the noise, and on opening his lamp he saw the four defendants inside the counter. James Evans was opening a till on the counter, Lloyd Jone3 and David Evans were eating chocolate from a box under the counter, and Harries was leaning against a shelf behind the counter. Witness asked the names of two whom he did not know. They gave their names and he took them into custody. He sent for another constab!e and took them to the police station. Witness cautioned them and charged them with stealing a quantity of tobacco, chocolate, oranges, and nuts. He searched them. Ond David Evans he found some loose tobacco, nuts and an orange. On James Evans he found nuts, Harris had a pocket book and pipe on him, Jones had a bundle of railway lablt s. Witness found a window at the back of the shop open, and also found a quantity of loose tobacco and chocolate about the place where he had seen the defend- ants behind the counter. Defendants were reminded till Monday, their parents being bailed each in the sum of 225 for their appearance.1 FUNERAL OF MR. J. LEWIS PHILIPPS, J.P., Bo-LAHAUL.-The funeral of this gentleman took place on Friday at Llangunnor Churchyard amidst tokens of genuine regret on the part of the townspeople and dwellers in the country side. The mournful procession left the mansion at midday. The interment was preceded by a most impressive service in the presence of a large and sympathising congregation. The order of the procession from Bolahaul was as follows — First carriage, the Lord Bishop of Swansea, Dr. Rowlands, the Rev T. B. Williams, and Mr Wm. Griffiths second carriage, the Rev W. Garder, Mr C. E. Morris, Mr Lewis Morris, M. A., and Mr R. Browne hearse first mourning coach, Mr W. Lewis Philipps, Mr Bury, Mr T. H. Lewis, the Rev John Morris, and Master J. Lewis Philipps second mourning coach, the Rev J. E. Wilson, the Rev T. W. E. Thomas, Dr. Danford Thomas, and Mr H. Philipps; third cnach, Mr A Woodman, Mr It. Wilson, Mr J. Philipps, and Mr R. C. Philipps. The Bishop of Swansea, with the Rev J. Wilson, Hampton, and the Rev T. W. E. Thomas, Deptford, officiated at the burial service. At St. Peter's Church on Sunday evening, the Bishop of Swansea preached from St. James, 1st chapter, 21st verse, and during the eloquent sermon de- livered, he referred in kindly terms to the deceased gentleman, who was one of the church- wardens. His Lordship said, "We are to-day mourning the loss of several who were com- municants at this Church, and who were other- wise lately closely connected with it, but whom we have now laid to their last resting place. I refer more especially to one who was not only a churchwarden in this Church, but who in many ways took warm interest in everything connected with the parish. His death will certainly be a great loss to us, and the neighbourhood generally. It is right we should honour his memory. In these days when so many people are blest with wealth, and perhaps let their lives go to waste by not settinor hf-fm-M t.hAmsplvM an earnest purpose in life, it is well to draw at- tention to results of which we are thankful. Looking back upon his quiet, peaceable life, and the kind actions he was always ready to do, he was doing all, as his duty in that sphere in which God had pleased to place him. As a public man, as a magistrate, he was a great adviser; his counsel and ready assistance was often sought and readily given his genial face and judicious advice will be very much missed for kindness of disposition we have none like him. Let the lessons that may be drawn from his life make us wiser and better. Let us cultivate whatever God has given us as a trust to be used in his service. I hope and pray that the events lately taken place iu this parish-the many deaths and the mission-will be a means of inducing many to give themselves to God's service."
LAMPETER. EARLY LAMBING.—Mr John Daniel Jenkins, Rhydybene, the well-knowti auctioneer, has been fortunate so far with his early lambs, as there are already to be seen on his farm 25 fine lambs.
I THE CARMARTHEN TRADESMEN'S BALL. List Friday the magnificent main room of the Assembly Rooms, was once again dressed in one of the prettiest and most charming manner human mind could well design. On the occasion of the Tradesmen's Ball, the practised hands of the ever ready and willing Mrs and the Misses Wells, Mr and Mrs C. E. Davies, King-street, Mr James John, solicitor, and a few others, were artistically brought to bear en the recently improved hall. The materials were "ery kindly supplied by Mrs Morris, Coomb, Alderman Norton, Captain Brown, and Dr Hearder, to all of whom the thanks of the Committee are tendered. The Committee, at whose head stood our genial and popular Mayor (Mr T. Jenkins), worked most assiduously to make the Ball a com- plete and creditable success, and Mr Arthur Lewis, Commerce House, admirably fulfilled the onerous duties of secretary. Various tinted fl-igs and bannerettes were slowly waved to and fro by the gentle breeze of the dance, and the raised plat- fonn loaded with large and select plants and exotics, was converted into a veritable charming bower, from within which were to be heard the finely touched and inspiring strains of Messrs. Jones's String Band, which furnished the necess- ary music. The tradesmen of the town have for the last thirty years, been lost in a kind of lethargy, as far as as their annual ball is con- cerned. But with spirits brighter and hearts merrier, on account, perhaps, of the general improvement in trade, and an appreciable reduction of the income tax, they came forth last Friday evening, in a truly brilliant form. Few, however we believe, of those that were present on Friday last, had taken part in the preceding ball which took place on January 5th, 1860, and when the duties of secretary devolved upon the shoulders of our estimable townsman^Mr Puddicombe. It must be gratifying to those veterans—the promoters of these s »cial gatheiings in days so long ago—to find that, if after three decades of silence, their- younger friends and successors have now entered the van of such amusements, and are well able to maintaiu their dignity with no small degree of credit. The company bean to arrive shortly before 9 o'clock, and they kept pouririglin in quick succession until there were some 150 present. If the room did not giitter with profusely brilliant military uniforms, dresses characteristic of every age and nation, the scarlet coats, ruffles, and pantaloons of the hunting country squires, and heads and necks wearing profuse diamond tiaras and pearl necklaces, this company wanted no- thing in elegance, charming figures, beautiful faces, rendered still more becoming by powdered hair, and neat and costly dresses an I ornaments. In short, the general excellence of the "turn out" (if we may be pardoned the term) coupled with their rich and ornate murial surroundings, formed a scene at once real and enchanting. Mayor and burgess, physician and patient, lawyer and client, town councillors, town clerk, chemists, auctioneers, stationers, dentists, and hotel propri- etors, drapers and grocers, all vied with each other, in happy and blissful indifference to provoking class distinctions, with the proud result that this Ball must be chronicled as one of the most successful ever held in our ancient borough. Sincere hopes are entertained that, having met with such an encouraging start, our tradesmen will now make it one of the annual institutions of the town. The craving of the inner man was thoroughly well-attended to by Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, who supplied the Ball supper and refreshments. The mention of Mr Williams name is a sufficient guarantee to all who know him that the viands were of the choicest description. Dancing was kept up with much spirit until after 5 o'clock the following morning. LADIES.—Among the ladies present were—Mrs T Jenkins (mayoress), black velvet, cream ostrich feathers; Mrs Maclune, Grange, Pontypridd; Miss Lewis, Park Hotel, Cardiff, pink Miss Woodcliffe, Cardiff, cream and gold; Mrs Llewellyn Thomas and Miss Allen, Goring-road, Llanelly, white satin; Mrs R M Thomas, black brochic silk; Mrs Wells, black velvet; Miss Wells, black; Miss Muriel Wells, white; Mrs John Francis, ruby velvet; Mrs W Lewis Hughes, black net ;ind red ostrich feathers; Miss Thomas and Miss G Thomas, Starling Park, cream Mrs Olive, black silk; Miss Olive, white tulle and white satin; Mrs Colby Evans, grey brochie silk trimmed with white. luce with scarlet plumes; MrsJames John. cream satin; Mrs J W Forbes, brown and gold mervellieux; Mrs Charles Jones, cream cashmere; Mrs John Jenkins, pink and black silk; Mrs J Williams, black and white; Mrs H Thomas, black silk with apricot and black feathers; Mrs W S Phillips, brown poppy trimmed gold Mrs E Williams, buttercup satin and net; Mrs J Davies, gold and black; Mrs J H Davies, black over orange; Mrs J P Richards, primrose brochie; Mrs Charles Davies, black; Mrs W S Morris, black silk trimmed red; Mrs J B Arthur, black mervellieux trimmed gold; Miss Arthur, cream surah; Miss Spivey, pink net; Miss Bowers, white satin; Miss Francis, Danygrai", pink- brochie and pongee silk Miss Brown, straw- berry nun's veiling; Miss J Mackarzie Brown, coudour nun's veiling; Miss Lewis. Commerce House, pale blue gauze Miss Hilda Lewis, black net; Miss Stephens, Lau, cream cashmere; Miss Rowe, Myrtle Hill, white, trimmed biack; Miss Harries, St. Clears, gold and black; Miss Rickard, ivory satin; Miss Williams, Spilman-street, black Miss J A Davies, King-street, cream cashmere; Miss Clair, black net over red; Miss Harvey, black net aud silver; Miss Wade, pink; Miss Ayliug, heliotrope; Miss O'Brady, cream; Miss Lloyd, Nott-square, cream; Miss Stephens, Kidwelly, pale blue; Miss Bees, Llanelly, buttercup satin; Mips Johns, cream cashmere; Miss M Johns, pink nun's veiling Miss Tottie Davies, King-street, cream; Miss Morgan, King-street, pink; Miss Anderson, black lace and steel; Miss Lougliar, St. Clears, black velvet trimmed with chrysanthemums; Miss Hopkins, Swansea; Miss Howells, St. Clears; Miss Wride, St. Clears. GENTLEMEN. Among the gentlemen present were—Mr T Jenkins (M lyor), Mr Maclune, Ponty- pridd; Mr Llewellyn Thomas, Llanelly; Mr David Lloyd, Mr Whiteoak, Mr Jack Davies, Mr James Davies, Mr Henry Cadle, Mr J W Forbes, Mr E C Evans, Mr John Francis. Mr E W Francis. Mr D W Rees, Llanelly; Mr W S Morris, Mr R M Thomas, Mr D P Morgan, Dr E H Williams, Mr H E Richards, Mr T 0 Edwards, Mr Stephen Morgan, Mr J C Morgan, ironmonger, Mr E James, dentist, Mr J P Richards, Mr W Joseph, Mr J Lloyd, Peny- bank; Mr Charles Jonis, Dr. Gibbon, Messrs Holding (2). Dr. W L Hughes, Mr Charles E Davies, Mr Ben Spivey, Mr Lewis Reos, Mr Vincent Thomas, Mr D T Lewis, Narbeith; Mr Simon Thomas, Mr Henry Thomas, Mr J B Arthur, Mr Owen Norton, Mr James John, solicitor Dr. W. Harris, Mr Frank G wyn, Mr Griffiths, Compton House; Mr Williams, Broadlay; Mr T Rees, Kidwelly; Mr Stephens, Arlis; Mr Joseph Burgess, Mr John Lewis, and Mr ALI. Lewis, Commerce House; Mr John Jenkins, Mr Taylor, Bank; Mr J. Williams; Mr B'and, Haverfordwest; Mr Price, Pembroke D,)ck; Mr Clarke, Haverfordwest; Mr Lawrence, Haverfordwest; Mr E A Roberts, Llandilo; Mr Thomas, Llanelly.
LLANDILO. TEMPERANCE.—The Rev. Morris Morgan, of Swansea, lectured at the Memorial Hall, on Sunday evening, on temperance. There was a good attendance. THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CUILI).-Tlie weekly meeting was held at the Memorial Hall, on Tues- day evening, when prayer meeting was only kept. COUNTS- COUTP.T.-The usual bi-monthly court was held on Thursday of last week, when owing to indisposition His Honor J ud.še Beresford failed to attend. The undefended caces were however, in the ordinary course disposed of by Mr Registrar Lewis Bishop, and the hearing of the contested actions was postponed until to-day (Friday). It should be stated that all the suitors in the defended cases were apprised of the fact that the Judye would not be able to be present, and so no unnecessary journeys or expense were incurred. WEDDING. Miss Oliver, who has been in the employ of the worthy and widely esteemed Dynevor family for 16 years (for the most part as lady's-maid), was on Saturday, married to Mr George Morris, of London, at St. Michael's Church, Basingstoke, by the Rev Mr Windle. The bride, who was given away by her brother, wore a cream dress trimmed with siik cord and swanston. The bridesmaids were her sister and cousin, and they were dressed in china blue and large cream hats. The best man was Mr Jay. The party in the Church comprised Mr and Mrs Morris (parents of the bridegroom) Mrs C. Morris, Mr Galloway, Mrs Goodeham, Mr A. Morris, Mr Harding, Mr Carter, Mrs Bye, Mr A. Oliver, Mr White and Masters P. and W. Oliver. The breakfast took place at the bride's mother's residence, the bride's cake having been presented by Mrs Lindsay, of Dynevor Castle Demesne. Amongst the numerous presents (about 100 in all) were costly and handsome gifts from the Right Hon. Lqrd Dynevor and the Hon. Misses Rice. The happy couple left the same day for Bournemouth, to spend the honeymoon. ENTERTAINMENT.—A bible story with music by Messrs Foxwell and Graham entitled "Abraham" was rendered by the Llandilo Church Sunday School Choir at the Drill Hall, on Thursday evening of last week, when the audience was a large and respectable one. The reader was the Rev. Lewis Price, vicar, than whom no better could be found to undertake the part. The choir was virtually a juvenile one, and the excellent manner they went through the different choruses (which by the way contained pretty music) redounds to the credit of Mr T. Parry as their conductor. The musical world locally has hitherto known Miss Lockyer, County Press, as a clever manipulator of the pianoforte, but on this occasion we heard her for the first time as a vocalist. She undoubtedly possesses a contralto voice of no mean order, and we are surprised she has not bestowed equal attention to the development of each of her two-fold musical talent. The solo Miss Lockyer rendered was Thy word is lamp" (Main), for which an encore was demanded and complied with. The air, "Thou shalt bring them in (Handel), fell to the lot of Mr C. G. Phillips, schoolmaster, who, despii. the fact that he was suffering from hoarse ness, gave a very good account of himself. Evidence for this was given by the loud demands for encore. The vicar, however, said that Mr Phillips's cold would not permit him to re- appear. This appeased the adult portion of the audience, blit-the. boys in the rear continued to insist on their cries of encore, when the vicar wittily remarked, (i Boys, be merciful to your master. ;This was greeted with laughter and had the desired effect. Mr Lewis Thomas sang the bass solo, "The friend of God" (Warren), very- effectively. For a young fellow his voice waspowetfuk and. in time we believe he will make a mark. Miss Edith Parry was unable through illness to sing the soprano solo Lord, thou hast searched" (Tufts), but her sister, Miss Lizzie, gave a praiseworthy rendering in her place. She had to comply to an encore. The tenor solo, Tis all for the best (Abbey), met with good justice by Mr Rees, station master, Ffairfach, whose voice, although weak, has the quality of sweetness about it. The accompanists were- pianoforte, Miss Lockyer harmonium, Mr C. G. Phillips; both of whom, we need scarcely say, efficiently carried out their respective tasks. The following. is the programme:—Anthem, "0 that I knew"; chorus, "He that hath made"; chorus, "We seek a land"; chorus, "O God of Bethel"; chorus, "Standing on the Promises"; chorus, "Dare to show your Colours"; contralto solo and chorus, "Thy word is a lamp"; Stl]o, Miss C. E. Lockyer; air, "Thou shalt hrillg them in," Mr C. G. Phillips; chorus, "The God of Abra'm praise"; chorus, "Melchizedeck that wondrous priest"; bass solo and chorus, "The Friend of God"; solo, Mr Lewis Thomas soprano solo and chorus, Lord, Thou hast searched"; solo, Miss Edith Parry; chorus, "Escape thou for thy life tenor solo and chorus, "'Tis all for the best" solo, Mr Rees chorus, "Faith took the knife"; chorus, "In God is our trust." SCHOOL BOARD. The first meeting of the newly elected board was held on Tuesday at the Town Hall, when there were present Mr Herbert Peel, Major Thomas, Rev J. Towyn Jones, Messrs Morgan Davies, James Rees, L. N. Powell, Griffith Williams, and J. B. Morris.— Proposed by Mr Morgan Davies, seconded by Mr Griffith William", and resolved that the Right Hon. Lord Dynevor be appointed chairman of the board for the ensuing three years.—Resolved on the motion of Rev Towyn Jones, seconded by Mr James Rees, that Mr Morgan Davies be appointed vice-chairman for the like period. —Proposed by the Rev T. Jones, seconded by Mr James Rte3, and resolved that the application of the head master of Brynlloi School for an increase of the teaching staff to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the senior P.T. be granted find that$.n Ex-P.T. te advtrtized for.—On the motion of Mv Morgan Davie?, seconded by Mr J. B. Morris, it was Tfes'olved that the applicants 0 state the amouiit^of salary rt'quired.-H.M.I's report of Tabernacle School was laid before the board and read. It stated that the school was in a fair condition., 110- igrant earned amounted to £ 80 17s 6d.— Resolved that Benjamin Griffiths be paid £ 2 for taking a census of the population of Salem district.— It was resolved that the following be appointed special managers of the different schools in the district, viz, Bettws, Mr J. B. Morris Br nlloi,'Mr James Rees (also I y Rev T. Jones, and Mr Morris, not special) Cwmivor, Mr Morgan Davies Salem, Mr Peel Tabernacle, Major Thomas.—Resolved that four ordinary monthly meetings in the course of each year be held in the Amman district, the dates to be left to the selection of the clerk subject to the approval of the board. The returning 0 officer's bill for conducting the recent school board election, amounting to E44 5s 3d was laid before the board, and it was resolved on the motion of Major Thomas, seconded by Mr Morgan Davies, that he be paid 244 on condition that he should pay 10s to Ann Roborts, caretaker of Brynlloi School, for the extra work in cleaning after the election.—Mr J. B. Morris gave notice to move at the next meeting that the salary of S. ,9 E. Thomas, sewing mistress at Bettws School, be increased by 30s per annum. Notice was received from a P.T. named Thomas Michael, to terminate his engagement in six months time. LLANDEBIE SCHOOL BOARD, At the ordinary monthly meeting beld at the Shire Hall, Llandilo, on Tuesday, there wete present Messrs William Jones (in the chair), David John J. nes, David Thomas, and William Evans.—Mr D. J. Jones, gave notice that art architect be appointed, and a day fixed to visit Drefach, Peny^roes and Ammanford schools with the view to deciding upon the necessary extensions.—Resolved that the clerk write to Mr Price, headmaster of Penygroes School, and ask him to get the number of children of school age within the district of his school sent to the board in time for the next meeting of the board.—Resolved that Mrs Martha Davies, of Quay-street, Ammanford, beappointed sewing mistress at Cross Inn School at a salary of £7 per annum.—An application from Mr Evaii Morgan, the school attendance attendance officer for an increase of salary was laid before the board, and it was reached that the same be considered at the next meeting. — Mr G. L. Hancock's resignation was laid before the board, and it was resolved that a person be appointed to fill the vacancy' at the next meeting.— The report of H.M.I's of Capel Dewi School was laid before the board and read, by which it appeared that a arant of JE44 103 6d had been earned. The qlivffiuwof teaching drawing at tha school will be considered at the next meeting.
LLANDOVERY. RENT The rent audits of the Cilgwyn and the Hcitllys estates were held on Tuesday, the former at the Castle and the latter at the King's Head. In both instances the tenants were entertained to an excellent dinner. DEATH. We regret to announce this week the I death of Mr William Griffiths, platelayer, of Orchard-street, which took place on Sunday morning after a lingering and painful illness. Deceased leaves a widow aud several children (by a former marriage) to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday. TEMPERANCE.—Another temperance meeting was held at the Town-hall on Saturday evening, under the presidency of the Rev. J. M. Saunders. The attendance was, as usual, very Jarge and orderly, testifying that the interest taken in this moral and elevating movement from the com- mencement has not in any way abated. Nearly all who signed the pledge at the start still remain faithful and zealous adherents, and many have greatly improved their social condition in con- sequence. BOARD OF QUA RDIANS. -The usual fortnightly meeting of this board was held at the Board-room at Workhouse on Friday, under the presidency of the vice-chairman, Mr W. N. Lewis, Cefn- gornoth, and there was a good attendance of members. The business throughout was of a routine character and of no public interest. The account of the treasurer showed a balance in hand of 9190. WEI)DINC,We have much pleasure in an- nouncing this week the marriage of Mr E. J. Morgan, sou of Mr D. Morgan, watchmaker and jeweller, of this town, to Miss Emily Florence Brown, daughter of Mr T. Brown, Tanyp-ti. The wedding was solemnized on Saturday last at the New Church, Cynghordy, the officiatinc ly clergyman being the vicar (the Rev. Mr T Thomas). As the wedding party left the Clmrjli they were greeted by the natives with S-JO • eis of rice, and the bells chimed forth a merry peal. PRESENTATION. A t a meeting of the ei$! e.ldf"d committee, held at the Town Hall on Tuesdav, Mr Councillor J. R. Price presented, on behalf of that body, the energetic and courteous secre- tary (Mr Dan Davies) with a beautiful tea and coffee service (supplied by Mr .J R. James) on the occasion of his wedding, bearing a suitable iii-scription.-Oii Sunday, the children attending the Independent Sunday Scho l presented Mr Dan Davies with a beautiful tiay in commemoia 't tion of the auspicious event. The presentation was made by Miss S illv Davips. dam'h'er <>f Mr I Councillor Evau Davies, brewer. Mr Davies is a constant attendant at this school, where he holds and discharges very ably the duties of superin- tendent. VESTRY CHILDREN'S SAVINGS BA-NK. -Tii(-, pro- moters of this Bank must feel very gratified at the progress it has made within recent years, and with the fact that their labour of love in the direction of inculcating habits of thrift among the rising gene:a'ion has borne such evident fruit. The past year's account showed the number of deposit-irs to be 161, while the balaticeontlie first of January 1890, at the Post Office Savings Bank represented the snug little sum of £146 2s. 6d. There was deposited by the children during the year, t48 163. The balance at the Post Office Savings Bank on the 1st of January, 1891, was £ 184 10s 5d, showing an in- crease on the previousyear of zC38 7s 8d. At the commencement of the year a bonus of 3d. each was allowed to 136 depositors for leaving their money to remain on at the end of tl)e year. ENTERTAINMENT. A first class magic lantern entertainment was given at the British School last Thursday evening (5th inst,), by the Rv T. Evans, Henllys (C. C.) The scenes on the slides were from photographs taken by Mr Evans, and painted by his g oj lady. They represented, among other things, several views of a visit made by the lecturer to the principal Continental cities, including Italy, Switzerland and Spain. The exhibition terminated with various scenes from ^soi; s fables. The proceeds will be handed over in aid of the bonuses of the Savings Bank. Mr Evaus is much to be th..nkod for having put his shoulder to the wheel to assi-t so deserving an object. The attendance was exceedingly good. The chairman, who contributed much to the joviality of the proceedings, was our genial and humourous friend, the Rev T. E. Thomas, Baileyglas.
LAUGHARNE. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT. We regret to announce the death of Mrs Morris, of Mapsland, in her 77th year. The deceased died on Friday last, and the interment took place on Monday, in St. Martin's Churchyard, the Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., curate of Laugharne, officiating. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr Thomas David, The Pynes, Laugharne. BROWN S HOTEL FOR SALE. This well-known, and old-established hotel will shortly come under the auctioneer's hammer. Here, then, is a first rate and rare opportunity for an energetic host and hostess to make a really capital investment, for unquestionably, a thriving business could he built up. The extensive premises are admirably adapted for a private school, too, for the large well-lighted and airy assembly rooms at the rear might be utilised as a schoolroom. The sale will come off in the course of a few weeks. SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT AT BROOK.—On Thuro day, the 5th inst., a tea, followed by all enter- tainment was given in the above National School- room, under the management of the mistress (Miss Harries), the scholars recited several piecep, and sang caro!s. The Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., presided, and greatly enhanced the proceedings by his magic lantern exhibition, which quite brought dovui the house, the slides being both instructive and amusing. THE CLIFF. — We hear that Captain Harrison, J.P., has made an application to the Corporation for permission to make a really good pathway leading from the Cliff to White Spot. This would not only be a great improvement, but a public convenience as well, for White Spot is one of the best of bathing places, and during the summer months is much patrunifed. N.U.E T.—We are much pleased to state that, at a Teacher's meeting: recently held at Carmar then, Mr W. H. Saer (master of the National School, Laugharne) was unanimously elected vice-presielent of the association (Carmarthen di&trict).
COURT HENRY. SCHOOL TREAT AND CHRISTMAS TREE.—The Court Henry family have once again distinguished themselves in their generosity, and gi eat attention paid to the young folks of the neighb urhood. p ,t 11 Oil Thursday, the 29th ult., the children attend- ing the Board School, Sunday School, and the drum and fife band, were regaled with a sumptuous supply of tea and cake and other elelicacies of the season, at the Board School, kindly giVt n by Mrs Saut.ders, and the Misses Sauudeis, who in addition to Mis Lloyd, Bieon, made themselves conspicuous eluriitg the after- neon, by seeing that a'l did full justice to the inner man. After the cloths were removed various games with pr'zes were indulged in in the P ayground. At dusk ail paraded to the reading room where a large concourse of pc le had as^ernb ed eagerly waiting open doors, and wit- ness the various articles pro\ideel for the child: en, for t' eir attendance at school. Instantly on the arrival of the young folks the doors weno thrust open, and the usual i.e"i;d faces m d them in The trees were lit with candles of various colours and with the exception of the leadors were entirely lild fi-, it) view, wi h al fc'es such as woik boxes, dolls, aprons, knit: cd jack, ts, baskets, muffs, needle c, ses, books, scarfs, guns, inkstands, bills, etc. etc., and were cut down and elisfributeel acc rding to il e at end aice made at school. Pm- s were given f, r needle w-ik, viz., siaiidarels five and six, first prize, Elizabeth Davies, Llwynyriwen second prize. L. M. Davies, Twyn FarlH. St:tii(li,r(I thict-, Matg;,iet Thomas, Glaiisannau Mill. Standard t\<o, Ellen Powell, Twyn Cottag»\ Standard one, Sarah Thomas, Cildelerv. Infants' Class, Sarah Lewis, Rhanelir. Afterwards piizes were givuiforlhe highest attendance at the elay school, Margaret Anne Jenkins, Morfabach taking the fi rsl, and Eleanor Thomas, Llwynhelig, the second These consisted of purses cemtaining a good sum of money. The children now rendered a few of their school songs, and a most enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the rendering of the National Anthem.
LLANEGWAD. SCHOOL BOAIW ELECT [ON.-Th,- trienni,,tl election of nine members to serve on the Llanegwad U .D. School Board took place on Wednesday last. Tbe polling booth was at Felingwm, the retrr.'iing oiticcr being Mr R Shipley Lewis, Liardilo. The elected candidate's polled is follov% s: Mr Dtvio, Waungranod, 289; Mr Lyson Thomas, 252; Mr Davies, Lletty'rjrofid, 247 Mr Griffiths, Cross Inu. 233; Mr Harries, Nantymal, 227; Col. Hughes, Glancothi, 220; Mr Griffiths, Abercothy, 213; Mr Evans, Monachty, 206; Mr Griffiths, Nantgaredig, 180. The following were the unsuccessful candi- dates:—Messrs Stokes, Ystradwrallt; Davies, Llaindelyn; and Evaus, Brechfa Shop.
LLANDYSSUL. FUNERALS OF TWO BROTHERs.On Monday last the funerals of Mr Evau Davies, of Troed- rliiw, and Mr David Davies, of Cefng.vallter, Llandyssul, took place, when the remains were interred in the Llandyssul Parish Church, at 11 and 3 o'clock respectively. The two brothel shad been ailing for a considerable time. When David I. Davies heard of his brother's death, he only sur- vived him a few hours, the two dying on the same day, at the age of 76, and 86. Both were much respected. SCHOOL BOAltD.-The triennial election for the parish of Llandyssil has been fixed to take place on the 23rd instant. Since the board's formation in the year 1876, three of the members have been Liberals and two Conservatives. The Liberal Association met on Friday evening at Carmel Chapel, to appoint their three men, and upon the proposition of Mr Evans, Porth Hotel, the following gentlemen were named as fit and proper persons, namely Rev. Thomas Thomas, I -=- r Pantydefaid Rev. T. P. Phillips, Zion and Mr Evan Evans, The Shop. Notwithstanding the fact that these three had for years seived the Board faithfully end well, one Captain Davies, who has only recently come to the parish, must needs get up and propose a Radical working man as a candidate, refusing at the same time to name him. After a great deal of idle talk the meeting had to be adjourned to Monday, in order to be furnished with Captain Davies's nominee, and to effect a compromise, if possible, to avoid an election. Accordingly, at the meeting on Monday, Mr Thomas Crimea Davies, was pro- posed as the Radical Working-man Candidate, but upon the vote of the meeting being taken, there was a large majority against him, and the three gentlemen above-named were duly de- clared to represent the Liberal interest on the New Board. The members ( f the Democratic association recently formed here ay that they will place Mr T. C. Davies on the top of the poll. In cise of a contest the fight will be a severe one, as the two Radical associations are anxious to know their respective strength. The candi- dates nominated are Messrs Charles Lloyd, Waun- ifor, Rees Thomas, Green Park (Conservatives); and Revs. T. Thomas, T. P. Phillips, Messrs Evan Evans and T. C. Davies (Liberals). 1
WHITLAND. SCHOOL BOARD TREASURERSHIP Our numerous readers will be glad to learn that at the meeting of the Llanboidy U.D. School Board, held this week, Mr Albert Hairies, the kind and affable manager of the Carmarthen Branch of Lloyd's Bank, Limited, was appointed treasurer to the B >ard. A sub branch of this bank has, for some time now, been opened at Whitland under the directorship of Mr Harries.
ST. CLEARS. THE PARISH CHURCH.—Two or three meetings have lately been held here to consider the financial sfate of the Church and National School, and to take steps towards increasing the value of the living, which is very small for so important a parish. On Monday evening last a goodly number attended a meeting held at the National School, and after much discuss on it was finally decided to hold a bazaar on Wednesday Thursday, the 16th and 17th of September next. Several ladies and gentlemen volunteered to assist either by taking stalls or by contributing sums of money towards the obj ct in view. A good working committee was appointed to carry out the necessary arrangements, and receive donatiolls and ubscriptions, which may be ad- dressed to the care of Mrs Pugh, Danygraig, St. Clears, or to the Churchwardens. A list of the patrons, patronesses and stallholders will appear later on. SOCIAL PURITY.-On Tuesday evening last the Rev. A. Britten, vicar of Mydritu, delivered an address on the above subject in the National School, St. Clears, to an audience of men numbering from 50 to 60. The meeting was opened and closed with prayer, and the singing of a Welsh hymn. The address was partly in English, but chiefly in Welsh, and was listened to with ve.iy great attention. Mr Britten's earnest manner and the importance of the subject made a profound impression on all present, and it is to be hoped much good will result from the meeting. Miss Janes will address a meeting of women only in the same room on Tuesday next, at 3.30 p.m.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Tuesday, February 17th, at Rhydgoch Gate and on Friday, February 20: h, at, Penycoed Upper, Gate each day at 10 30. a m. THE BRONW YDD BEAGLES will meet < nSaturday, February 21st, at The Kennels, at eleven o'clock a in. DOLWILYII FOOT BEAGLES will meet on Wed- nesday, February 18th, at Cefnhaly Rice Conise and on Saturday, February 21st, at Maenclochog each day at eleven o'clock a.m. Ma. LLOYD PHICI-S HARRIERS will meet on Monday, February ](;Ili, at D,))gai-r,)s ond oil Thursday, February 19th. at Cilwr, for Mynydd Cynrhos; each day at eleven o'clock a.m. THE JS EUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, February 16th, at Pengarreg, Rhoscorn and on Thursday, February 19th, at Llanfa:r, Llandyssul each day at 10 30. a.m. THE TIVYSIDE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, February 16th, at Velindie, Penboyer; •Wednesday, Febiutry 18th, at Glandovan Friday, February 20th, at Black Lion Hotel, Cardigan, at 10.45. and on Saturday, February 21st, at Alitycaelaey each day (excepting Fri- day) at eleven o'clock a.m.
MARRIAGES. MORGA:" BROWN. February 7th, at New Church, Cynghordy, by the Rev. T. Thomas, vicar, Mr E J. Morgan, son of Mr D. Morgan, watchmaker and jeweller, Llandovery, to Miss Emily Florence Brown, daughter of Mr T. Broun, Tanypal. MORRIS-OLIVER.-February 7th, at St. Michael's Church, Basingstoke, London, by the Rev. Mr Windle, Mr George Moiris, of London, to Miss Oliver, lady's-maid at Dyueve-r Park, Llandilo. DEATHS. AITHUlL -February 12th, at 43, Priory-street, Carmarthen, Ed^ar Beynon, son of Mr J. B. Arthur, merchant, aged 12 months. DAI-I E,. On the Gth inst at 11, Amos Terrace, Lianelly (rather suddenly), Mr John Davies, formerly of Bellevue, Talley, aged 91 years. DAVIE' Febi-uai y 7th, Henry, son of Thomas and Esther Davies, tler Travellers' Rest, Car- marthen, aged 5 years. ELIAN-A ttl)S. Febi-uiry 211d, af Penybont Farm, near Lampeter, Mr James Ed wai-ds. -Deeply regretted. Fel)ruaiy 2nd. at Bridge-street. •: Lampeter, Elizabeth, wido.v of th-e lafe Major- General Lewis Grant, aged 35 years. GRIFFITHS. —February 8th. Mr William Griffiths, platelayer, Orchard-street, L'andovery. HARRIES.—January 31st, at Ca-mawr, Manor- deil, Flortii(.-e Alii,y, daughter of Mr Harries, .■ ageel 8 years. JACKSON.—February (ith, at the Albion Inn, Carmarthen, Hairy Goidon, infant son of Mr A. E. Jackson, aged 14 weeks. z!1 MORRIS. — February 6th, at Mapsland, Laugharne, Mrs Morris, in her 77th year. PRICE. Oil the Stli inst., at Ban kvcelwydd, Talley, Jame^ Mark, infant son of Mr Thomas Price, aged 17 months. STEPHENS. -Febru,-Lry (itb, at the Joint Counties Luuatic Asylum Hospital, Mr James Stephens, attendant, and eldest son of Mr John Stephens, pi-dealcr, Water-street, Carmarthen, aged 37 years.
ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CARMARTHEN. Sall of valuable Houxtho'd Furniture, Old Ch ina, Oil Paint inns, Enjirariiujf, Plate, and other effects. A TJiSSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & CO. have -i-VA- received instructions from the executors of the late-Mr William Morris to SELL by AUCTION, atr the above rooms, on Thursday, 5th of March, 1691. the whole of the valuable Household Furniture, Old China, Oil Paintings, Engravings, Sc., kc. Further particulars wi;l appear in posters and in ater advertisements. 1 CARMARTHEN. Important Sale of Freehold Houses and Prchiixis, and Shares in the Carmarthen Gas Couipani/. MESSRS. J. HOWEI.L THOMAS & TB. HAVE received instructions from the executors of the laie Mr William Morris to SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Heall Hutel, Carmarthen, on Tlnu.-day, the oth of March, 1891, the undermentioned FhEEiiOLD HOUSES and GAS SHARES, in the following or such other Lots as np y be determined upon prior to or -tt the tijtie of eale, i,iz. LOT 1.—The substantially-built Dwelling-house and Premises, s'tuate and bebis No. 13, John street, in the occupation of the late Mr William Morris. LOT 2.-The well-built Dwelling-house and Pre- mises, situate and being No. S. John-street aforesaid,. in the oceupa,tion of Mr at the annual rent of £10. Also a stable, with loft above, situate behind the above house, in the occupation of Mr I). Jones, at the annual rent of LOT -Five New Ordinary (7 percent.) Shares of £ 2~> each in the Carmarthen 15as Company. The above Shares offer spe ial advantages to capitalists and others seeking a sound and remu- nerative investment. A dividend of 7 per cent. has been paid on the above Shares. Further particulars may be obtained of R. M. Thomas, Esq., solicitor, Carmarthen; or of Messrs J. iToweH Thomas & 'O > auctioneers, surveyors, aud valuers, Carmarthen. valuers, Carmarthen.
form. The more illlpOl t mt alterations are follows to be made on or before Till* I'VK .^° published by overseers on A f I' ^i*Jections to be made on or before "i115 ^c' List of objections to be published 011 August 6th. —Overseers' lists to be published on j oth. Claims and objections to be made by ,uA'! Is- Lists of claims and objections to be p^oiisued on August 6th. LODGEm;. Old lodgers to renew their chums l^i Ntw lodgers to claim between the MI anc^ ^ie °F August. Objections to old lodgers to be made on August 1st. Lists to be published on August 6th. Revision Courts to be held between August 20th and September 23rd.