Carmarthen UNDER THE SEARCHLIGHT. Come come, and sib you down you shall not bu Ire, you shall not go, till I set you up a glass, Where you may see the inmost part of yun.' —————— SIIAKESPICARE. Carmarthen is about the wettest, spot in the kingdom; and still it has the poorest water supply. Thc,re is some mystery connected with putting the town on short commons as regards water in the month of April. The mere it is locked at the more incomprehensible it becomes. In any case, we ought to be no worse off than we used to be. Perhaps some member of the Council will have the courage to ventilate the subject at. the earliest possible opportunity. Tradesmen are not, allowed to wash flags in front of their premises with the water. Yet the Corporation carts can scatter it all about place. If watc is required to water the streets surely it could be had from the river. **• It may be said that this would be unsani- tary. Perhaps so. but there anfi more un- sanitary things done. The streets have often been dressed with river sand. What the meaning of the ceremony is, must be left to experts; but the sand is often spread on the roads while they are being rolled. Now the Eilnd is always takton from the lower reaches of the river, so that it has the full benefit 0: the town .sewage. We discharge our f" ag" into the river, and then we take the river sand and scatter it over our roads. And then ii-ii--ii the wind blows, the sewage soaked sand ii.e.-i up in dust and gets on the furni- tUlll of private houses, and on the stock of grocer's shops, and into the nostrils of pedes- trians. Sometimes, it seems as if the highest cmli-ation is a quite as filthy as the. worst savagery. If the Carmarthen public had any self- respect they would go on strike, against pay- ing the water rat". There has, been some L60,600 muddled away on a water scheme, and yet, people have not water. It would h- just as well if people were allowed to use the wells in back gardens. ,and all the other sources of supply which are falling into dis- use. Certainly an old fashioned water- sup;ply such as people used to have from the public conduits would be quite as serviceable as and ten times cheaper than the supply we have now. Explain it how you will, it is a peculiar freak that thei completion of the new water works should be signalised by the curtailment of the existing water supply. The more you spend apparently on water works, the less water you get. If the, new water works had only cost L100,000 no doubt v-c should be without water at all. But it is useless saying a,nytliiiig n 1-ii, subject. The Carmarthen public regard the whole subject with the profound-jst indiffer- ence. It is only when it is proposed to re- strict the supply of beer that public opinion ikes to fever heat. A it eklish point in conmction with the new Education Act will bo the appointment of "cut-ide" managers for the voluntary schools. The election of the co-opted mem- bers of the Education Committee of the Town Council will be a. menn detail to that. On the Edue aticn Comnxi.ee, the representa- tives of the public will at. a.ny be in a majority. On the managing committee, the public representatives will be in a minority (thiry will be two out of six). And not only are they cf necessity to be in a, minority; but there is a hope expressed in .some' quar- ters. that by a little, judicious wire pulling, it will be pcs-ible to have: "friends" cf the foundation managers appointed as "public" representatives. When the public represen- tatives are in a. minority it is essential that the two appointed shall be sturdy and inde- pendent individuals—otherwise the appoint- ment is a farce. Unless the Council is lost to all sense of decency it, will see that repre- sentatives axe, appointed who cannot fcr a moment be suspected of any partiality towards the foundation. The; public have few rights as it, is, without being swindled out of the, few they have. £ -# The Carmarthen Town Hall was deccrat d last week with the flag which the County Council has purchased and which is ordered to be flown wh-,n the Council is sitting. The flag had been miesing for some time, and there was a, suspicion pretty freely entfr- tained that some person holding strong view- of one kind or another had captured it. The fact is that the flag met with disaster on its first appearance in public. It was ripped by some means or other, ard was not fit, to bei exhibited untu it was overhauled. So it was ordered to' be sent across thei street to Mr Collins D i vies and he set the red dragon en its feet—or rather its wings—again. <*> TV hon it was decided to purchase the flag, it was Professor Jones who asked "Are we quite certain that the red dragon is of Welsh extraction ?" This was a, finia chance to start an in te resting discussion, on Welsh archae- ology; but nobody took ib up. It, never seems to strike people that thr. red dragon is a. diabolical emblem. It represents the devil. Theio is no earthly doubt, of that. You can find cut all about it in the 12th chapter of Revelation: "Behold a, great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns. And there was war in Heaven; Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon and the dragon warred and his angels; and they prevailed not naither was, their place I found any more in heaven." There is plenty about the red dragon in the Book; but it is distinctly stated that he is "the old ser- pent which is the Deviil and Satan." It is an extraordinary thing t ha,t, in a Bible reading country like Wales, public bodies should go out of thedr way to display 1l emblem which in Holy Writ is expressly identified with the Father of Evil. The cult of the Red Dragon never could have spread in Wales: a, few generations ago rs it has now. In an age of fervent Bible reading, the red dragon as an emblem would have been an abomination. There never was such 'a, season for coracle men as they are enjoying just now. It is a poor fisherman who does. not make t5 or L6 a, week at present. They are simply pulling out, sewin in boct loads. The iprice to thf consumer however remains pretty much the same. 9*9 The reason given for the: extraordinary in- crease in the value of the Towy fisheries these last two years is that the river is purer now. There was a time when the Tinworks were discharging floods of poisonous fluid into the river; thru there wove the lead mines at Cystanog. which polluted the river to seme extent; and their: were lead mines at d-irmwyn (near Llandovery,) which damaged tiha liver. All thece are gnu Industry seems to have fOlsaken the banks of the Tcwy completely; an4 the salmon tribe can run up clear and as pure a. river as they could find in British Columbia or Norway. The fact- is Dot very consoling; but it. is a fact nevertheless that the Yale of fowy is returning to its mediaeval quiet and rusticity. • t* There are some people who are wicked enough to say that the removal of the Tin- works men has done away with a good deal of poaching. There is something in that no doubt; but it.» total effect on the fishing .rould not have been very great. It would be a good job for the town, if somebody would re-start the Tinworks, even if it ruined the fishing. An industry which would give men regular employment would be of some service to 1.1e town, even at the expense of some damage to the casual employment, affor- led by the fishing. It is stnted that a syndicate of local finan- ciers is being formed to acquire all the fish- ing rights on the Towy. Tho Company is being formed with a capital of £ 2,000. For ';his sum all the. coracles, oars, bludgeons, nets, and the goodwill of the various fisher- men interested will be bought out. The present fishermen will be employed at salaries of 25s a week; and there will be six directors each receiving zC20 a, year. After paying the necessary expenses, it is estimated that there will be a profit of kl60 a year, which will pay eight per cent, on the invested capital. doe The members of the Board of Management will, of course, be empowered to elect, two members on the Fishery Board. Salmon will be supplied to householders direct, at the Company's store?, thus saving all inter- mediate profits. The only difficulty in the way of the scheme is that in the present state of the law it would be impossible to prevent people not. employees of the Association catching and selling fish. Still it might be worth while to hire a, bully to slang those who would fish without the sanction of the Association. But, the respectable financiers might not care to be associated with such tactics. We are also going to have a Milk Company in Carmarthen. It is ridiculous in a financial town like Carmarthen that, priva,te indi- viduals should be1 allowed to sell milk to customers, and pocket the profits. It also leads to too much competition. A group of capitalists are forming a Company to buy up all the milk carts, horses, mules, asses, milk- can-, and cfther paraphernalia. Once the syndicate is formed, half the people now Em- ployed will have the sack, and the remainder will be employed on a carefully arranged plan. The. town. will be divided into districts, and a Company's cart will work each district. A few unauthorised persons may attempt to sell milk for a. while within the territories of the company; but they wiill be, dealt with in a suitable manner. The milk won't be any better; and the customers won't get it cheaper; and the farmers won't get any more for it; but it will be finance. e< But this will be only the beginning. A chimney sweeping and white washing syndi- cate will buy up all existing interests in tha,t line; and take orders at their registered offices. Existing costermongers will be swept away by the Bloater and Ban-ana. Combine e the Light. Refreshment Trust will buy up all existing businesses for the sale of pop, penny bung, fried fish, ice-cream, cockles, and polonies. Tho General Chaining and Scrub- bing Bruch Co. (Limited) (capital jEloO, divi- dend guaranteed 9 per cent.) will undertake contracts for house cleaning. In the space of eighteen motnhs I expect to see everything in 1 'he town from nursing to funeral undertaking run by a. limited company. In fact, it will cc-m-o to this. by-and-bye that there won't be n mother's son will have. the courage to offer a. box of wax vesta,s for sale lest, he be "pproached by a financier who wants to turn him into a, limited company. Every man wheels a barrow for a commercial tra- veller will have three or four directors, ana be paying a, dividend of four per cent. New that the summer is coming, it is a groat- pity that, some, effort, is not inzzde to r art a town band in Carmarthen. It is a serious reflection on Carmarthen that there b mot a, band in the, whole town-and in a town which professes to be musical. For Carmarthen is very musical. Every second house has a, ipia.no on which somebody may be heard practising the scales, when -all loyal •ubjects and good Christians ought to be in their beds. Gramaphones may be heard gurgling at every few yards; children play on mnuth organs and even the cats arrange pathetic duets at two o'clock in the morning. The atmosphere of Carmarthen is reeking with music. Perhaps this is thei reason why we can't, have a band in Carmarthen the responsibility of adding to the present beauti- ful supply of heavenly harmony may be some- thing which the average individual does not care to undertake. One of the speakers at the recognition of the new minister of Water street last week said that there was plenty of room for a forward movement without interfering with any ether denomination—that there were many "outsiders" in Carmarthen. Perhaps it would be hardly an exaggeration at the present moment to say that the majority of the Carmarthen public are ''outsiders," as far as membership of the Christian churches go. It is not a bit of good shutting our eyes to the fact, because wei don't like it it is a fact all the same. There are many big con- gregations which have gradually dwindled to half their former size. The natural theory with the members of a church is that folks have- gone somewhere else1. But they can't beciilse; if you go somewherei else, the people there have the same story to tell. People somet,imes blame, one; little thing or another for the fact but it, is a common experience, not a feature of any particular church. 909 The fact, is that people are becoming abso- lutely indifferent. It, would be very hard to prove that 4,000 people of the 10,000 in Car- J1 marthen are tacrly regular attendants at any place of worship. Even a wet Sunday cuts the numbers of any congregation down to one half. These people would nctw miss a business engagement on Saturday morning. (hit would mean Is profit. People no more appreciate the point of Biblical quotations now than they would appreciate, classical references. To be be posted in these matters is to be an exception at tne present day. Peoele will flock to hear a famous preacher when he visits thei locality; but in the abscnce. of any .special attraction, they go out on their bicycles, or down the river in a boat, or play cards on the Pothouse, or take a walk in the country, or sit in the window and criticise the people passing. These are facts which cannet b, too well digested they can no more be denied than can the existence of Pic ton's Monument. We may not like Pioton's Monumet; but it is there. The question is whether we ought tc blame the people for not going to the church or the churches for not going to the people. The statistics of the Guardians show that the rate of pauperism is again beginning to II increase- in. this district. For meny YE'dr: it has been, going steadily down. Things were in fl. bad ccaditicn at ono time: but a pretty stern policy resulted in the number of out- j door paupers being reduced by nearly one- j half within twenty years. Now that tililig-s hard work on t-ic part of the reformers. "'« (II Thee svill is ;ui vnhoolthy public opinion with regard to outdccr relief. By some peculiar casuistical distinction, which no un- sophisticated mind can fo'lew. it is a, disgrace to go to the; workhorse, but rather a, good stroke of business to got 5s a, week outdoor relief. Of aH tilings in the world, let us be swed from the humbug of fine distinctions. The disgrace consists in coming on the public for support, when you might be able to sup- port yourself. In that event whether the pub!ic support takes the form of a place in the workhouse, or of outdoor relief, or sponging on the public in anv shape or form it i-o; ull the same. it it, is not due to preventiblo causes- t-here is no stigma, in any event. But people will not understand that. One hoars corst,antly of old people making over suini of money to their children, and then applying for relief. W" It is a common thing for people to receive relief for years, and their children to have an estate to divide after their death. PeopI: cannot, see anything mean in this. Outdoor relief is a kind of "club money" which is to be had, if you have friends who will bring up your case. But those who go on the rates, and receive money which they don't need, are getting money by false pretences, and would stand in the Dock at the Assizes if they had their deserts. Mr D. Warren Lewis has in his possession en earthenware mug of historical interest. On one side is the likeness of "John Jones. Yestrad." On the other is the inscription, "May the Independence of vaennarthen never wiant. a supporter, nor the wings of liberty never loose a f father. The spelling and grammar of the mug-maker are hazy enough but it is clear what he meant. John Jones wa,s at, time the Tory member for the Borough, and is credited locally with having got the "penny postage passed." The English do say that a fellow called Rowland Hill had something to do with that measuer; but that only shows how history is falsified. As we know there are some who deny that Bill Adams won the battle of Waterloo. There's the commencement of Disestablish- ment in Wales, said a prominent churchman to a, member of our st.aff on Tuesday, when he referred to the conflagration at the Bishop's Palace at Abergwili. ALETHBIA.
Marriage of Mr. J. t. Norton. On Thursday, the 16th ult., the marriage took place. at Radley, of Mr James Lees Norton, solicitor, Oxford, youngest son of the late Mr Henry Norton, J.P., Green Hill, Car- marthen, and Miss Blanche Gwendoline Blandy, eldest daughter of the late Mr Adam Fettiplace Blandy, of the Warren, Abingdon. Th: ceremony was performed by the, Rev T. H. Langford Sainsbury. cousin of the bride, assisted by the Rev J. H. Sweet-Escott, rector of Kingston Bngpuize (where t.11. bride's family formerly resided), and the Rev T. Longland, vicar of Radley. The, bride's dress was a. simple one of white satin trimmed with c-ld Point d'Alencon. lace, and a wreath Jf crange blossoms and tulle veil. In conse- quence of the deep mourning of the bricle'j family, there were no bridesmaids, and the bn'de's mother gave her away. Mr Llewellyn Brewer, of Newport, scted as best man. The bride carried a, splendid bouquet of orange blossoms, and white roses, the gift of the: bridegroom. As the bride, leaning on the arm of her mother entered the prettily decorated church, the choir sang very effec- tively the hymn, "Thy way, not mine, 0 Lord," 265 A. and M., and during the cere- mony, "Lead us Heavenly Father lead us," and whilst the register was being signed "Now thank we all our God." As the newly- wedded pair left the church the organ pealed forthe the wedding march, and a merry pe-al was rang on the bells. The ipiarif finers of Radley assembled in large numbers at the interesting ceremony. The wedding party was afterwards photographed by Mr Warland Andrews, of Abingdon. The bride's going- -¡way dress was of a dark grey tweed, with white chiffon vest, grey guard's coat, and black hat. The presents which were beautiful and numbered over 100, included a travelling clock to the bridegroom from the tenants of the Wick Hall estate, and a, silver teapot from the Wick Hall servants, also a sugar bacin and sifter from the. servants of "The Warren," and Mr W. Enoch. The Abingdon Habitation of the Primrose League will pre- sent the bride with a, handsome souvenir on her return from the honeymoon.
Twenty Minutes Late. A I I -1 AJI roe way irom Jungs Cross we had been steadily losing time. The rails were wet and the train unusually heavy. At York we were twenty ininates late. There the railway people attached in additional engine and the train entered the Wavetley Station, Edinburgh, that night on time The principle is commonplace: when ycu cannot diminish an excessive load, increase the power. But what is an excessive load ? Gently, Yioor. Wait a bit. On any correct scale one hundred pounds is one hundred pounds, but on the back of a porter it is one thing and on the back of a slender girl quite another. To the first it is nothing to notice, to t,he 1 second it is crushing. In other words, weight is a question of what supports it. This, then, is the principle on which we are to understand Mrs Margaret Williams' assertion that she was heavy some year ago. No douht the weighing maehine would have showed her some pounds off her proper weight for she was ill, out of sorts, and not eating anything to speak of. All the same, the lighter she got the heavier she felt and when it comes to one's relation to one's own weight it is feeling, and not the scales, that settles the point For several years she dragged aloug in this un- satit.la-,t, ry way always weary and fatigued, as if from hard and continuous labour, when, in fact, she was doing scarcely any work at all. Indeed, her weakness was so great she could hardly get about ° If Mrs Williams could have eaten heartily and digested her food well, it might be thcught he would have recovered But it was precisely because she could not do so that the illness came upon bff. In other words she was suffering from chronic indi- gestion and its conseq uencep. Let her tell her own story. Writing from her home, 8, Brook Street. Taibach, near Port Talbot, on January 24th, 1903. she says I could not digest the fo< d I took, and in consequence it lay like lead on my chest, causing me excruciating pain round the heart and between the shoulders, often followed by vomiting, «• I varied my diet, ceased to take solids'and lived on bread and milk, but all to no purpose. Loss of on bread and milk, but all to no purpose. Loss of sleep, splitting headaches, and flatulency added to my sufferings." The usual means of relief having been tried in vain, Mrs Williams resorted to Mother Seigel's Syrup, with what result she shall -late herself. After tie tLlot two bottles 6be declares I fell somewhat better, ut a marked change took place aftt-f I hsd taken the third bottle. I could then eat without vomiting or experiencing Hny pain, fell my food was nourishing me, regained strength and in a short time was quite cured and have ne"vcr suffered from indigestion »ince." suffered from indigestion fince." iruly, no matter what the scales may affirm as to one's weight, one never feels encumbered by it so long as plenty of well-digestt d food furnishes the power aud strength which should fill it from head to heel. When digestion fails, the Teni-idy as shown in numbejlesa ii,stances-is the saine that restored again to Mrs Williias the vigour of health.
The New Pastor of Water-street Chapel, Carmarthen. INDUCTION OF THE 11EV M. H. JONES. The recognition services of the Rev M. H. .Joiic-s pastor-elect, v.'«-re held at Water- troet C.M. Chapel, 011 Thursday, the 23rd ult. At 2.30 p.m., there was a very good attend ance representative of all denominations. Amongst tÜ8 ministers present were: Rev E. Davies( Priory street). Rev G. Bedford Roberts (Welsh Weslcyan), Rev W. W. Lewis (Zion), Rev B. F. Richards, Rev A. F. Mills (English Baptist), Rev T. Da.vies (Treorky), Rev D. J. Tnrmas (English Con- gregational), Rev E. U. Thomas (Tabernacle), Rev Professor D. E. Jones (Union street). The meeting was conducted by Mr Wm. Joseph. The Rev E. Davies opened the meet- ing with prayer, and read the: first, chapter of the Book of Joshua, which was felt by all to be very appropriate to the occasion. Mr W. Joseph then explained that the )bject of the meeting was to extend a wel- come and recognition to the Rev M. H. Jones as their pastor. They trusted that the blesving of God would follow his work, and chat he would be of great service to the Church and neighbourhood. Mr John Harris mentioned that several letters had been received from, ministers and others regretting their inability to be pre- sent. He tnen gave a history of the facts leading up to the call which had been exten- ded to the rev. gentleman. The Rev M. H. Jones, in a short address, responded with regard to his acceptance of the call. Rev T. Davies (Treorky) on behalf of the Glamorganshire Monthly Meeting presented he Rev M. H. Jones to the church at Water street. In the course, of his remarks, Mr Davies said: Now I have come to present Mr Jones to you on behalf of the monthly meeting; but I am not going to thank you for taking him. We don't expect any thanks from you, but I must say you have had a very good man—one of our best young men. I must praise you for .le wisdom of your choice, but as I say I am not going to thank you. The monthly meeting of Glamorgan- shire had a very high opinion of Mr Jones; ind he, did some excellent work in the dis- trict where he lived and if he had stayed there a, little, longer he would have accom- plished a great deal in the, Aberdare district. You have received him very kindly; con- tinue to be t,-iid to him. Remember he is lot a sack of wool; he is not soft; he possesses great strength. Be kind to him, end you will have the best. of his services; I believe there is in him great zeal and the possibility of great work. I have no doubt you expect a lot from him do not expect more than he can accomplish. Give him time. I believe that those, who expect much in too short a. time as a result do not receive anything. And do not expect more from the servant uiian from the Master. Do not ex- pect too much from Mr Jones lest. you offend lis Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. His Master is very great—greater than the Church at Water street. I can tell you this chat you will never have the best, of Mr T cnes if you offend his Master. I wish him aid the church every happiness and pros- perity. I hope. and trust Mr Jones will live many years in harmony amongst you, and hat the blessing of God wall be upon him and the church. Mr Will am Evans on behalf of the church it Abercynon and the district, of Aberdare, ■aid that he could apply to them the parable vhich Nathan applied to David for taking Mr Jones away from them. Mr Jones was a ;re-a,t worker. The church at, Water street iad obtained a great prize; left them value J. His plans with regard to thei future of ■he Sunday School in the Aberdare district .vere good plans and the church at Water- treat would do well to follow his ideas closely. There was no doubt of the fact that ie was one of the best Sunday School organisers we have had for many years. Moreover, he was a thorough gentleman— they could give him that character at Aber- cynon after two and a half year's experience. What beautified him most of all was his love I if Jesus Christ. He lived in intimate com- munion with Jesus; and that was the chief ■haracteristic of a, servant of God. That undoubtedly accounted for the brilliancy of his ministry. The church a,t Abercynon wished him success in his new sphere but Water street had better take care, if they lid not, like him he could come back to Aber- cynon at once. Let them hold his arms up. A letter was read from the, Rev J. J. Thomas, Talgarth, a fellow student of the rev. gentleman, giving his testimony to Mr Jones' character. The Rev T. Franois Gors- einon, who had also- been a fellow student at Trefecea, delivered an iapprcriative address. Mr Jcnkin Howell and Mr Enoch Davies it t e nded on beha lf of the church at Treher- oert, where Mr Jones was brought up.—Mr Enoch Davies said that he had known 'Morgan Hugh Jones" very well for 23 years. He had always found him the best and the truest of friends. He could never call him anything but Morgan Hugh Jones. The character of Morgan Hugh Jones was as bright, as the sun, and as pure as the morn- ing dew. It gets ipfur-er and brighter as hEI goes1 on. The speaker had known him as a worker, he had known him as a Christian gentleman. They would have to feel that in Carmarthen; sometimes perhaps they would find it, too strong. The speaker believed that they would never have cause to speak a cross word to the minister; but that, on the con- trary they would all come to love him. He, hoped that Mr Jones' coming would be a blessing not only to the church at Water street but, to every deiiornination in town. If Mr Jones stayed with them, he would certainly make his mark with regard to the Sunday School. He was, an expert he was unrivalled as a Sunday Sohol organiser. He spent much of his time alone with God, and if the Church would pray with hiim, he would make his mark in the) town. There was pienty of scope for work in Carmarthen, without interfering with any other denomina tion; there, were many outside all the churches. If they gave him the support necessary, he would be thei means of bring- ing many souls to their Saviour. The speaker wished him every success. ¡ Mr Thomas Thomas, Disgwylfa, on behalf I of the Carmarthenshire, monthly meeting extended congratulations to thel church and to Mr Jones in this happy union. For the bene- fit of any present, who did not know what the moilM.uy meeting was, he. would explain that it was the denominational County Council. Tho denominational affairs within the county were managed by this meeting of deacons and ministers. At the monthly meeting eight, years a-go a, very great, gap was made by the death of the Rev J. Wyndha.m Lewis. They rejoiced that that, gap had been filled up by a gentleman of the standing and posi- tron of Mr Morgan Hugh Jones. He con- I gvavitiated them for several reasons. It had reached their ears that, Mr Jones was full of enthusiasm and zeal with regard to Sunday School—"As Y.-c, have hea-rd already, the Sunday School of our denominations! are not wort they used to be. I have seen it, in I othrr counties. We hail with joy your advent -r among.it us to try and improvel this state of thing". I hope the Lord will bless your efforts with regard to the, Sunday School hc i in ater ,st-rex?t and in, the1 town of Carmar;thoii—-not only ki the town, but the county of Carmarthen. I hope you will devote your best attention to this; I should like, to congratulate you on behalf of the church with which I am connected—our English Church in Carmarthen. We rejoice with you in Water street on this happy union We hope that thei pastor wialive many years imong you with joy to himself, usefulness to he church, and blessing to the; town. Rev Evan Phillips, Newcastle Emlyn also rtended good wishes on behalf of the monthly meeting. Rev W. W. Lewis (Zion) referred to Mr Jones as a. temperance worker; and stated that the Rev Maurice Griffiths, the other delegate from the monthly meeting, was unable to be. present as he had gone to attend the wedding of Mr H. Jones Davies in Merionethshire. Rev A. Fuller Mills extended a welcome 111 behalf of the English Free Churches. The I Free Church Council of Carmarthen, repre- sented twelve churches. He was glad to hear :he warm words which had been spoken with regard to Mr Jones. He had always thought that meetings of this kind ought to be held twelve months lafter the minister had taken "barge of a church. He did not see why there diould not be an induction meeting every twelve monthhs. It would give those who I were warm to-day an opportunity to cool down, and those who were- cool to-day an )p;i:ortumty to warm up. They hoped thai Mr Jones' career here would be according to che hopes and wishes which had been ex- orcised by the representatives of the church, md by his many friends who had comei from various localities.—"There is no doubt that it LS o r, is a great change, for him. Those of you who have always lived in Carmarthenshire, can hardly realise the, fervour and enthusiasm to be found in Glamorganshire. They are not afraid of expressing their approval of the -entimerits uttered there. So far as I know here is no hwyl to be heard in Carmarthen "xeept in politics the hwyl is dying out. J remember once I preached in this chapel. I was- sorry afterwards. I have, been sorry ever unce. I had not preached in Welsh for lo vears; but being asked by Mr Harris and Mr lohn Lewis I had the audacity to come here right or nine yeasr ago and preach a Welsh sermon. I don't know whether you under- stood it or not. I am very certain that I die not. I am not sure whether it, was Welsh or not. It made me think of a, Welsh Baptist minister who was induced to preach a sermon in a church at Bristol. When he was finished ,i, went into the: vestry; he asked his wife what she. thought of his English sermon. Well the deacons were sure that it was not English, and his wife was surei that it was lot Welsh. I can only hope that Mr Jones will find in Carmarthen a sphere of useful- ness. There is ple.nty of room for work in town. There is need of a revival, I have spoken of the Free Church Council. I have h acknowledge that it is not a very living institution. We want more life in it. We want more practical work done by it; it might, become a great forces in the, town for protesting against scores of evils by which we are beset, and which if left alone will destroy the morality of thei town and church life as a whole or the other. There is room or Mr Jones to step in"—Mr Mills went on o say that he hoped they would love Mr foncs as they had that day. It had been -aid that there were five stages in a minister's areer 1 he was loved intensely, 2 flattered. criticised, 4 scandalised, 5 testimonialised. festimoniah were frequently a notice to quit T —like tying a, tin kettle to a dog's tail 311( ending him out to the street. Let them love their minister; let them cult,ivate, love rom day to day, so that. the tenour of hi" ife would be as happy and as long as-and 'onger tlwll-that of the, Rev J. Wyndham Lewis. He (Mr Mills) had known the late Rev J. Wyndham Lewis for three years; he iad found Mr Lewis always ready with his sympathy and friendship on the occasion ol qy little differencel or trouble, in connection with any of his brethren in the ministry.— On behalf of the Council I givei him a hearty greeting to the town of Carmarthen.' Rev Professor Jones welcomed the minister in behalf of the Welsh Free Churches. He had known the late pastor and a dearer friend or one of a more, genial disposition nobody could have in the world. When the Rev J. W. Lewis died, the church at Water street suffered a great loss, and so did the town generally, because Mr Lewis was not narrow in his ideas. He was broad minded and largef hearted. He (Professor Jones) hoped Mr Jones would be a true successor to the Rev J. Wyndham Lewis. He hoped that Mr Jones would havei every success in his sphere, that his union. with the church would be a happy one, would raise, up saints, and bring many souls to, the Lord Jesus Christ. He hoped that the Lord wuold give him strength to keep the character which he had hitherto borne:. After all, good example was the most powerful agency in this world. Good a ndeloquent preaching was all very well; but without good character the preacher could do nothing. The statistics of the churches showed an increase; but it was to be doubted whether there was an increase of orot nerly love, and of true Christianity spread I amongst the members of tlio Churches. He hoped that. that was not so, othewise all our preaching and all our services would be use- less. Let them cultivate the spirit, of Chris- tian life, which was infectious. He welcomed Mr Jones on behalf of the Welsh churches. and particularly on behalf of Union street. He hoped they would soon hear Mr Jones in Union street; he would prefer that, to the people coming down, to Water street to hear him. The late1 pastor had been very un- denominational in that respect. Whenever i young minister cmel to town, the Rev J. Wyndham Lewis would arrange a pulpit change to show the good feeling that existed at Carmarthen amongst the ministers. Rev E. U. Thomas closed the meeting with prayer. A t,ea, was held at the schoolroom in the afternoon. The tables were taken as follows -1, Mrs Jones, Lammas street, and Miss Jones; 2, Mrs Lewis, Penllwyn Park; and Mrs James, Lammas street; 3, Mrs Thomas Thomas, Myrtlei Villa, and Mrs Thomas, Lammas- street; 4, Mrs Oliver Jones and Mrs Tom Lloyd; 5, Mrs Davies, Emporium and Mrs Treharne; 6, Mrs Williams, Water- street1, and Mrs Phillips, Glaiino,n,t tlCirrace; 7, Mrs Thomas, Morley street, and Mrs Davies, Catherine street. At, thei service in the! evening the chapel was crowded. The Rev T. Davies, Treorky, delivered the charge to the' minister; and the Rev Evan Phillips, Newcastle Emlyn to the church.
LLANDILO. DEATH OF Miss AGNES LEWIS.-On Tuesday week, at the age of twenty, Miss Agnes Lewis, daughter of Mr. Rowland Lewis, stone carver, Greenfield-place passed away after a brief illness. Her quiet and gentle disposition had endeared her to all who knew her, every sympathy is felt with her sorrowing parents and relatives. THE LATE MR. J. LOCKVER.—At tie weekly meeting of the Choral Society, held at the National School on the 15th ult., Mr. J. L. Thomas, Caeglas, referred to the death of Mr. Lockyer, who was a member of the choir, and bore testimony to his I sterling worth. A vote of condolence was pa s'd with the widow and family of the deceased gentleman. PRESENTATION. -The- Rev. Mr. Nicholas, of TTnroh Independent Church, has recently taken to himself a wife, and to irark the occasion the members of the church, on the 16tli ult., presented him with the sum of £23, the preservation being made by Miss Edwards, A.L.C.M. Mr. Nicholas, in thanking them, reviewed his connection with the young church, and expressed the pleasure it had been to him to be its minister. The chair was occupied by Mf. Isaau Thomas.
Merthyrdod Dr Robert Ferrar, Esgob Ty Ddewi, t5 Yng Nghaerfyrddin, Mawrth 30ain, 1555. i Ddarllenwyr mwyn a thrylen, | Am drodowch gyda mi | Dri chant ac *yth a daugain 1 Yn ol i'r oesau fu Mae'r egwyddorion hynv Deyiiias-^i'r dyudiau gynt j Yn tyfu ac yu lledu 1 (Peryglus vw eu hynt). i Hoff Gymru, gwlad y breintiau, Gwlad rhyddid, ychvjt ti, Ond costiodd hwn i'u teidiau Fywydau fwy na rhi' Pan doai anwybodneth Caddugol dros ein gwlad, Arferid pob anfadwaith Ddychmygai trais a trad. Ow chwerw erlidigaeth Am ddilyn Iesu Gliln, Pryd cospid a raarwolaeth Trwy ddioddef angerdd taa Dirdynid mewn sjefynau O'r boieu hycl yr hwyr, A'r lechres creulonderau Ein DUAV yn unig \vyr. Caerfyrddln. deg a dengar, 0 lewn dy furiau di Vr Y llepgwyd Dr Ferrar, Y dewr ga'dd ddwyfol fri Derbvniodd noi arbenig 0 ffafr Dnw a'i ril,, G wnaeth angerdd tan yn ddidcig, Tra llcegid corph ei was. Daeth torf o deulu'r ddaear,; A gosgordd fawr o'r Xef, I wel'd merthvrdod Ferrar Wrth hen Farehnadfa'r dref (Ceir collen wedi 'i gosod Gan foneddig.?s wiw, Er mwyn i'r oesau'n dyfod I gotio Merthyr Daw). Ar derfyn eithaf bywyd Rboes arwydd iddynt. hwy, Os gwelid ef yo syftyd," Am beidio credu mwy 'E athrawiaeth a draddodai j Yn eglar yn eu cly w, | Dros hon wj-nebai angau, A'i oglnd sr ei Dduw. Xi gyflodd law na chymmal, Dyrchafai 'i freicbiau'n Byth Hael Yspryd Duw wnai gynal, Bydd m wy'n ddiogel byth, Er llosgi'r corph yn Hudw, A'i guro'n llwch i'r llawr, Pob croes a droir yn elw, Trwy groes ein Hiesu Mawr 0 wynfydedig Gristion, Aeth adref trwy y tan Mor ddisglaer yw ei goron, Mor beraidd y w ei gan Mysg seintiau ac angylinu, Y dyrfa fawr sydd fry, Yng nghwmni 'r Iesu 'n gyson, Ar hardd arddercbog lu ANN MORFYDD JONES. Bethlehem House, Caerfyrddin.
Carmarthen Board of GnaiJians. The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen i3oard of Guardians was held at the Board ci;om on Saturday. The chair was occupied by Mr John Phillips, Llanwinio. There were also present: Messrs J. G. Davies, Aber- gwili; W. J. Thomas, Llanarthney; John Davies, Llanddarog; Joseph Jones, Llan- ,,unnock Rev T. Jones, Llanddowror; D. Thomas, Llamfihangel; W. Williams, Llan- gain; J. T. Williams, Llangimiing; W. Ll. rhoma.s, Llanllawddog; T. Evans, Llanpump- <aint; G. B. Evans, Llanstephan; Joseph Mornis, St. Clears; Rev W. H. Jones a,D" j tV. iIlOmas, Trelech; Mrs R M. T Messrs J. Patagonia Lewis, Jonathar x mllips rhomas Thomas, and the Rev A. F. Mills. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr D. L. Jones, J.P., Derlwyn, was unani- nously re-elected chairman of the Board ind Mr Stephen Stephens (Llanarthney) was e-clected vice-chairman. CALLS. Calls for the following amounts; were issued 3 the V.'U"!ovw pcli iÜL", fur the half-j Cdl zill- ..ig September 29th, 1903: Abergwili, C380; Abernant, £ 129; Conwil, £ 202; Laugharne Township, £ 199; Laugharne Parish, £ 144; Llanarthney, £ 310; Llandawke, £ 15; Llan- Jdarog, £ 14c; Llandefeilog, £ 401; Llandilo- ,Ibclrco.win, £ 20; Llanddowror, £ 49 10s; LJanfihangp] £ 2-58; Liangs in, £ 89; Llangen Jf'irne, £ 3.50; Llanginning, £100; Llanga- lock, £153 Llangunnor, t291 Llallawddog, £ 1C3 Llanpumpsaint, £ 160; Llansadwrn, £ 52; Llanstephan, £ 247; Llanwinio, £ 142; Meithyr, t-134; Mydrim. £ 223; Newchurch, £ 157 St. Clears, £ 213 St. Ishmael, t408; rrelech, £ 212; St. Peter's £ 1,594. The call was made up of a 7d ratef for the Umion md a county rate of 5d for the rural parishes ind of 3d for St. Peters. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported Mr Thoma.s Thomas, .nerchant, Water street, Carmarthen, kindly gave for the. use of the inmates a large parcel if magazines. Dr Denzil Harries and Dr Evans, eye specialist, Birmingham, on the 24th April, performed an operation on David Thomas, who was paruy blind. There were 100 inmates in the house as compared with 39 on thei corresponding day last year. There were 90 tramps during the- fortnight. OUTDOOR RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officers showed the amount of outdoor relief distributed during the, fortnight to be: 1st week. 945 paupers, being an increase of 7 as compared with the corresponding week last year; ex- penditure. £ 135 15s Id. being an increase of to 0s 7d. 2nd week, 939 ipaupers, an increa^o ci 3; expenditure, £ 130 0s, being a,n increase of £2 7s 6d. TREASURER'S REPORT. The report. of the treasurer showed the balance in halid to be tl,239 4s 5d. RAiE -JLLECTOR FOR LAUGHARNE. A letter was read, from the Parish Council for Laugharnei Town recommending that their clerk, Mr W. Griffiths, be appointed the poor rate collector. It was decided by the guar- dians to make, the appointment. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MANAGERS The Rev D. J. Thomas, clerk to the managers of the Carmarthen County School, wrotei that the teimi of of office of Miss Han- coeke, Mr W. J. Thomas, and Mr J. P. Lewis having resigned, the Guardians were asked to appoint three managers of whom onl2 must be, a woman. Mrs R. M. Thomas said that she was already a member she represented the Town Council; but, she. did not know whether they would elect, her again or not. Rev A. Fuller Mills suggested the election of thet representatives. He did not know whether Miss Hanootke had resigned or whether she. stiJI retained office. Mr J. P. Lewis: It would be only fair to let Miss. HancocRe finish her course. Rev T. Jones moved tha,t, the three be re- appointed. They would only hold office until September, when the new Act would come into force. The three managers were unanimously ro- appointed.
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