01 Trelech-ar-Bettws Ploughing Match. This match came off on Friday, Feb 5th, on a field kindly lent by Mr Thomas Lewis, Fronlas, when 16 stalwart ploughment strove for the mastery. Until this year there had been two ploughing matches in this parish, one in the, upper part. and the other in the lower. But this year it was wisely resolved to held only one, and the committee may well congratulate themselves on the splendid sue. tnni-«°+u e match. The qualitv of work done n the large crowd of fE ?" weather was favourable. Re- Lewif16*1 sunnlied by Mr and Mrs fi the competitorsi and others during the day. The awards are as follows Extra Champion Class: 1st, Sam Davies, iaenanthir; 2nd, Joseph Evans, Cwm; 3rd, ason Thomas, Llwynoelyn, Llanfyraach. Champion Class: 1, Tom Evans, Nanty- cerrig; 2, John Griffiths, Esgerlydan; 3rd, Sam Thomas Ffynonwen. General Class: lst, Jonah Davies, Owm- gest: 2nd, Theo. Jenkins, Cwm 3rd, Isaac Jtf. Davies, Cilgrymanfawr, Llanwinio; 4th, James Jones, Groesevan. Boys' Class: 1st, Samuel Thomas, Nanty- ciw; 2nd, James Thomas Williams, Nantyr- o.f r-faw r. Three of the comlPetitors were disqualified, owing to their inability to complete their work within the appointed time. Special prizes were given as follows: — Opening Scrap: Samuel Thomas, Nantyciw. Team of cart horses Jason Thomas. Team of cobs: David Davies, Clyngwyn, Con wil. Best harness: Sam Davies. Prize bags: 1, Miss S. A. Jones, Croesevan 2, Miss M. ane Evans. Croesevan. extra prizes were given by tradesmen rom, Carmarthen, for which the committee ire to give their warmest thanks. EvanVUCwSwe' Pi°Ufhin^ Messr\John ^^an and Thomas Jones, \rr T -O (ln the unavoidable absence of r J. Bowen, Llwnyeinon); horses and har- ™d T^Sr?ND- W Howells, Penrhiwgowyn a^J. Davies^ Godredewy: prize bags Miss Howells, Penrhiwgowyn and Miss Anna Kees, Llain • and they all have justly merited P^t thianks of the committee for the great taken in their different capacities. The Qmcials were: Chairman of committee, Mr J. Howells, Groesffordd; treasurer, Mr Wm. ^wen, dun; secretary. Mr Thos. Davies, Uarnau, assisted by Mr Thomas J. Walters, ReS?!!3' timekeeper, Mr John Davies^ their committee wish to convey towards this^Tvl™1^^8 wh° contributed that they will beTnK?mg ™atch, and also hope ouptoj^ar^ofea silver
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| Railway men's Meetings at Carmar- then. -:0:- j G.W.R. PLATELAYERS MOVEMENT. I In connection with the above a meeting was held at the Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen, on Saturday 13th inst. Mr T. Williams, of Whitland (A.G.M. delegate) addressed the meeting, the chair being taken by M-r W. Williams, of the Carmarthen Branch. There was a splendid attendance of platelayers from the district, and the address was well re- ceived. The speaker dealt with the General Secreary'si Report, and many other matters, explaining the, great benefits to be derived through being members of the A.S.R.S., quoting many cases where substantial com- pensation had been paid to members through the energetic efforts of the society, and urged upon all non-unionists to join without further delay. Five new members joined, which was considered very satisfactory, seeing that since the movement has been granted, the members of the Carmarthen Branch had been working very hard canvassing the district for the branch meeting, on Sunday, Feb 14th, thus making a total of 32 new members of above grade. The usual votes of thanks to the speaker and chairman brought a very successful and interesting meeting to a, close.
AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS. The Carmarthen branch of this Society held their monthly meeting on the 14th inst., a large number of members being present and a very interesting meeting ensued. A few of the older members urgied upon all new members now that they have. joined, to stick to their guns and not to fall out of the ranks. One of the new members also spoke as to many of the grades being treated very badly at present, and that lie had realised the time had come when railwaymen of all grades should be well organised, so as to be in a posi- tion to a for fair treatment: also that a more brotherly feeling should exist among the different grades. The Benevolent Fund rules were to hand1 for this meeting, when 14 mem- bers joined the fund, many more being ex- pected shortly, seeing that the object is a worthy one. It was also very pleasing to see that 51 new members had joined the society, 46 being brought by the Branch members and five from the platelayers' meeting the pre- vious day. If they keep on at this rate, the Branch will soon be a very strong one, the total now reaching 115 members.
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Education Experts and the Traction Engine To the Editor Carmarthen Weekly Reporter Sir,-Th,e, riot of educational experts at the last meeting of the County Council apparently affected the usual accuracy of your reporter, as, I find in the last lines of, his report of that meeting a statement that "It was decided by 20 votes to 5 to allow the use of the traction engine" on the Brynamman road. At its meeting on the 3rd i. the Main Roads Committee received a deputation of those interested in this engine, and dealt with the evidence on both sides exhaustively and' impartially, and although, unfortunately, no report of that meeting appeared in the local press, a full record of it must appear on the Council's Minutes in the, face of which it is to be regretted that statements should have I been made at its last meeting by a few local partisans which were not only unfair to our Surveyor, but a gross reflection on the fair- ness of the Committee. As however the Council, by an overwhelm- ing majority, endorsed our Committee's re- commendation on this very serious subject, I think your report should be amended. Yours faithfully, C. E. MORRIS. 4, Quay street, Carmarthen, February lith, 1904. [It should be, The Council decided by 20 votes to 5 to prohibit the, use of *the traction engine." We are obliged to Mr Morris for the correction, which we intended to have made in another fonn.-ED., C.W.R.J.
Archdeacon tva s's Letter to the Town Council. To the Editor Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. Sir,-—In reference to my letter to the Town Council giving some of the reasons why the managers of the Priory street School were unable to accede to their request that they should lease their school-buildings to the Edu- cation Authority, may I be permitted to offer two explanations? (1). When I said that the highest rent which the, Town Council could pay was 5s. a year, I was speaking of the Priory street school. There, are schools with fixed annual charges on their buildings, such as ground rent, &c., there are schools privately owned, and there are others whose trust deeds confer what is equivalent to private ownership. Such schools are exceptions, a-ndi the, Town Council would be empowered to pay a higher rent than 5s. year for their buildings. But so long as the existing regulation of the Board of Education is in force, the highest rent that the Town Council could pov for the Priory- street school-buildings would be 5s. a year. (2). It has occurred to me that the heading of the fourth reason given in my letter- "Carmarthen rates t gone ulp, in consequence of the Education Act"—may be misunderstood if taken apart from its context. The context, however, makes the meaning clear enough.' We all know that the Education rate in Car- marthen has gone up, but it has gone up, not because the Government Grants available under the Act for financing the Non-provided Schools are insufficient to cover their entire cost, but because some of these Grants will not be received until April, after the close of the financial year of the schools. Meanwhile, therefore, the Town Council have to advance money for current expenses, which however will be more than refunded, when- all the Graa>te come in. I am, yours, faithfully, OWEN EVANS. The Vicarage, Carmarthen, February 17th, 1904.
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Carmarthen Borough Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr E. A. Rogers), Mr W. SpurreH, Mr Thomas Thomas (Disgwylfa).
BEGGING FOR HOT WATER. Robert Ward, a tramp, was charged with begging. P.C. David Jones said: Yesterday, about 10 a.m., I saw the defendant in Picton-place going from door to door. The woman was giving him a piece of bread. He said "Parddh me this time, I was only asking for a bit of bread." I arrested! him he had a penny and a piece of bread and cheese on him. Defendant said that he had been discharged from the Union that morning. He had been going about some hot water to make some tea to take with his bread. Mr T. Thomas: Don't you get breakfast at the Union. Defendant; No, sir; only a, piece of dry bread. Supt. Smith said that this man's hands appeared as if he had, been working. But he wished to point out that the town was over- run by men of this description. There were twice as many tramps visiting the town now than there were a few years ago. Defendant said that he was a blacksmith, but his eyes had gone bad'. He had tried at two doors for hot water before he knocked at this one. P.C. Jones said he had seen defendant beg- ging in St. Catherine street before. The Mayor said that they were determined to put a, stop to this. Defendant was sent to prison for three days.
NEGECTING A CHILD. Elizabeth Williams, a widow, living in Mill street was charged with neglecting her boy, aged 11 years, in such a way as to damage his health.—Mr James, John prosecuted. Inspector W. R. Roberts, of the: N.S.P.C.C. said I know the boy in this case. Defendant had custody of him. His name is Evan Llewellyn Evans. Defendant told me that lie is illegitimate and that she receives Is 6d a week towards his maintenance. In conse- quence of a, complaint received from Llanelly I visited 15, Caroline street, Llanelly, on the 26th January. I saw the boy. On the 28th January I saw him again. He was fairly clean and welll dressed. On the 28th I went to 18, Mill street, and told Elizabeth Williams and read over the boy's statement to her. I translated the statment into Welsh for her. The statement is "I am at present living with my grandmother. I came here last Tuesday because I could not get enough to eat. I walked here. I started about 9 o'clock in the morning, and I got here about half-past three I had to go to school nearly every morning without breakfast, and that nearly every day. I went to James, the saddler, in Bridge street to get my dinner. He gave me dinner because I asked for it. My mother gave, me tea nearly every day; that was the only meal she gave me. The night before I left Carmarthen my mother beat me with a stick. She wanted me to go and fetch cinders for her. It was too dark for me to go. She then beat me and sent me out. I slept all night in the Gas Works. I slept on Christmas eve in the same place. I had also been sleeping in Mr Powell's timber yardl; the last time I did that was about six weeks before Christmas. My mother: would not open the door for me. It would be about half-past nine when I went there; she would not let me in. I used to sleep at home on a. stack on the floor. I put my coat over me; I had the coat from a lady in Friar's Park. The other children used to sleep in the bed with my mother. I had a bit of dry bread and tea on Monday morning, and I had nothing until the Tuesday morning I left. I asked-JIly mother for something to eat. She said, "Go out.' I went to Mr James, the gad,dil.er for some food. I had some food from him, and I begged some from the farmers on the way to Llanelly, My mother used to give the, other children food; but I have had to go out and beg for the last three years. She never used to wash my shirt. I got the shirt I had on from my grandmother. My mother did not wash it at all. I had it on four or five months without washing. The boots I have on, I bought for 3d from Paul Kerley. I earned the 3d carrying parcels at the station. I got the trousers I had on from a, stoker at the Gas Works. My mother has cut off a I piece of my shirt to patch the other children's clothes." This was the statement lie made to me. I read this out to his mother. She said "He was the same when my mother was alive. My mother brought him qp, I translated the statement into Welsh, and shouted it to her (the defendant is rather deaf). She appeared to understand, it. She sail "John Rees brought him here that night about 12 o'clock. He did not sleep out the night before lie ran away." I found out that that was quite cor- rect. She, said "He was kicking John Rees all the way from the Gas Works and scream- ing. He got up the following morning, and when I offered him breakfast he refused it saying (some bad language was: quoted here) After I had spoken to her, the defendant turned to her brother and said "I will kill the bastard before I have: finished with him." The; Clerk: Did she, say that in Welsh or English P Witness: In Welsh. The Clerk: Whait is the Welsh for bastard ? Witness: I think she used the word1 bastard. I went upstairs to s.ee where he slept. She I brought down the sack. There was no straw in it. She .said she had emptied it out. The other children slept, in the bed. The boy told me that, his mother's brother slept, on a table by the kitchen fire. The boy came to my house on the 29th January. He was wet through. I took him to P.S. Davies who brought him to the Union. Mrs Margaret Richards 15, Caroline street Llanelly, a, widow, said: This boy is the ille- gitimate child of my son. I remember the j boy coming to my house on the 19th.January. I saw him when I came in at 8 p.m. I said, "Well, well. what are you doing here again." He replied "I have come for a bit of food. My mother locked me out." Mr John asked the witness to produce^ the shirt, which the, boy had on when he, came to her house. The Clerk said that t.'iere was no need to hand it up. The witness produced the shirt. She said it was full of "animals" when the. boy came to her. He was swarming. Mr John What did you give him. Witness I gave. him a tub of water and, a lump of soap, some clean clothes, and a, clean bed to lie on. He has come home to me before in the same state. He was looking staVyed and ragged and hungry. He was looking iperished. He ate food as if he was starved. The Clerk: He had been on the road all day. There is not much in that. Mr Llewelyn Williams, Llanelly, the father of the boy, said: I have regularly paid to the mother the Is 6d a week which I was ordered to pay by the magistrates. I have seen this boy at Llanelly. He has been there three times during the last six months to my know- ledge. He might bet there oftemer; I am away at sea. When I saw him he was in a fearful state. Mr John asked witness if he, had a, letter which had been written to him about the boy. Witness: My missus burned it. There is a. copy of it at the police station. I am pay- ing honeslv towards the child, and I can't get quiet. It is very hard. It is all done through spite. The Clerk: I am afraid the magistrates will consider the child's convenience rather i than yours. Mr B. T. Cole, saddler, Lammas st.. Car- marthen, said: The boy is in the habit of coming to my house three or four times a week-at eight or nine o'clock as a rule. I have given him food, because he asked for it, and wa,s starving. He, said he was hungry, and he, ate it as if he were hungry. He did not, look starved. Mr R. James, saddler, Bridge street, said: I know this boy. I have known him three years. He has been coming to my house for food. He usually came between 12 and 1 o'clock nearly every day like clock-work this last six months. I gave him some dinner. He ad not say he wanted it. If we did not answer the first knock, he knocked1 again. The children used to run with it. to him. My wife (who is, now dead) used to give him j something. We knew his grandmother (now dead) because she used to wash in the Buffalo, What we gave him he used to take away in his hand. We used never to see him eat. Sometimes he had a bag with him. We used to think he was gathering food. Mrs Mary Jones, Buffalo Inn, said I know the boy. He used to come to our house. His grandmother used to wash there. Since then lie used to come for a bit of food and some- thing to put on. I gave it to him, because I thought he wanted it. I used to put it in a little bag for him. Sometimes be ate it, and sometimes he took it away. I gave him clothes after my grand children. The Clerk suggested that it would. be better to call the boy to give evidence. The boy when asked his name said that it was Evan Llewellyn Williams. Mr John asked him "Why did you go to Mr Cole and Mr James to have food? Witnessi: Because I didn't have food at home. Sometimes I used to have one meal a day at home, sometimes I had two. You always have one?-Yes, sir. Which one ?-Breaikfast,. What did you used to have for breakfast? —Bread and butter and tea. I used to get dinner with granny, but she is now dead. Witness commenced to cry, and it was diffi- cult to get any answers from him. The Clerk questioned, him: Where do you sleep when you were at home ?—On the floor; on a sack with straw in it. Were you warm enough at night?—No sir. Are these the best clothes you have?— They are not my clothes. Whose clothes are they?-The workhouse clothes. Which do you like best—being at the, work house or at home?—At home. What made vou go and sleep at the Gas Works ?-The boy went on crying, and it was impossible to get anything more out of him. In the course of his address, Mr John men- tioned that the woman had another illegiti- mate child. The four children who slept in the bed with the mother were aged 13, 9, 5, and 3 respectively. The children were all boys with the exception of he nine year old one who was a girl. Mr T. Thomas: I am sorry for that poor girl. Mr John mentioned that the defendant was in receipt of 6s a week relief for three of the children. The Clerk said she, would lose that if she were convicted. The Inspector said that she would not neces- sarily, except she were convicted of cruelty in respect of the three children for whom she was receiving the relief. The Chairman said that the magistrates had found the defendant guilty of neglecting this child. They had determined to send her to prison for a month. They hoped that the police would take the children to the Union. Mr James John: The Inspector will do that. Mr T. Thomas: My brother magistrates in this case are connected with the local autho- rity. They perhaps would not care to say what I am going to say. It is a revelation to me that such a state of things is found in Car- marthen as to allow this to occur—that there should be, five children, one man, and one woman existing-it cannot be called living- in a place of this kind where there are only two rooms, and only one bed. I do, feel sorry for this poor girl nine years of age, who has to live in such a state of things. I cannot SN?J7TA,M J-HERN«E InsPeotor <>i Nuisances and the Medical Officer of Health are that they do not see to these things. Mr James John applied that the costs should be remitted to the Society. The application was granted. Mr T. Thomas: I think the Inspector is to be commended for the steps he has taken in tnis case. P.S. Phillips then removed the, defendant, and asked her to come to the Tiolice-station. She nearly broke from his grasp, and was just on the point of assaulting the father of the boy, when she was restrained.
DRUNK. Laura. Williams, of Mill street, was on the information of P.C. Evan Gwilym Davies con- victed of drunkenness, and finedl 5s and costs.
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Llandilo JNotes. The health of Professor Williams, the vicar, is stated to be in such a precarious condition as to necessitate, his giving up all work and seekmg repose, under more congenial skies than those of Llandilo for some months. Short services have perhaps as a consequence been the rule lately at ^uurch, to which very strangely no one see- to take exception. -:0:- But there was hurrying scurrying amongst those who had not been up betimes when on Sunday morning the bells began not to chime or to ring, but to ding dong at twenty past ten. Yet notwithstanding such early warn- ing there were late comers. — ;o: — The general lpublic are beginning to take unwonted interest in the drainage' scheme in the Crescent road. One keeii critic has been heard to declare that its object is to drain the rates. -:0:- If, as stated at the last meeting of the Urban Distract Council, it is going to be done for A:26 then I, though like all the members of the District Council, know nothing about drain- age, yet I venture to say that that £ 26 will go further than any X26 has ever gone before in llandilo.
LLANDILO. SALE.—Splendid, if not sensational, prices were realised at a, sale conducted by Mr W. Jones, at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday last. Lot 1, a valuable freehold holding known as Bronheiddan, and formerly as Pantvoerdin, situated between Cluthi Bridge and Nantgaredig, comprising dwelling house out buildings, garden and premises, together with a field at the, rear, the whole 1 containing 7a. 2r, 12p. It was purchased by Mr Dl. Evans. George st., Sheffield, for £ 1605 —Lot 2, accommodation land, known as Gae- I dron, or Cae Broneiddan, adjoining lot 1, and measuring 9a. 2r. 28p., rich and productive pasture land, with a good supply of water. Bought by Messrs John and Thos. Lewis, of Brynglas, Nanga re dig, for £ 820.—Lot 3. a i valuable freehold accomodatio-n land called Caie-dian-yr-heoll, containing 5a. 2r. 36p., opposite Broneiddan, Mrs Evans, cii Sheffieldj £ 555.—Lot 4, plot of land or building site, adjoining lot 1, containing 2r., Mr Evans, £ 105.—Lot 5, a. well cultivated and compact freehold farm, dwelling house, and out-build- ings called Penrheolwen, situate in the parish of Cayo, 4 miles from Llanwrda. station, con- taining 28a. 3r. 7p. Farm contains good gra- zing land. With lot 6 this lot is rented at C52 per annum, Mr John Harris, Cefntiresgob, Llandilo, £ 955.—Lot 6, a field known as Waunbiblet, of 4a. 3r. 18p., Mr D. Williams, £150. HOCKEY.—Llandilo v. Llandovery.—On the ground of the former. The ground was not in the best of condition, but it was very good considering the weather. The match -was anxiously looked forwrad to, owing to the fact that Llandovery had an unbroken record Llandilo pressed at once, and kept Llandovery in their own half for several minutes, but Llandovery backs proved themselves equal to the ta.sk and drovje the home team very soon into their own quarters. The game after the opening struggle was a ding doiig each end being visited in turns. The Llandilo on- lookers. were getting into low spirits at see- ing the game gOJlg on like this, but Llandilo forwards raised the monotony by a nice little rush from close, by the 25 line it- their own quarter Harris dribbled up the field t a fine pace, beating the two Llandovery backs. Pric6, Llandovery's goal-keeper, was the only man in front of Harris, but Price could not stop the shot that Harris sent in. Llandilo were now leading by a. goal; the ground' was already terribly worn by the running about. Soon after the bully off, Jenkins (centre) got the baJI, and dribbled up splendidly, sending in a stinging shot which found the net. No score resulted from this to half-time. Llan- dovery had to face the wind in the first half, so they had a chance of wiping out Llandilo's score during the second half with the wind behind them. But Llandilo proved that they could keep Llandovery at bay. Llandovery could not notch a single point, and Llamdilo ran out victors by 2 goals to nil, thus Llan- dovery's record for the past two seasons has been broken. Llandilo County School Girls Hockey Team v. Towy Side Ladies Team: At I Llandilo, on Tuesday. The school girls managed to rut out a pretty strong side, and proved that they could take care of them- selves by beating their opponents by 5 goals tQ 2,
Competitive Meeting at Water- street Chapel. | On Thursday, the Ilth inst., a grand comr ) petitive concert was held at the above schoo petitive concert was held at Water-street sohooroom, which proved a great isuccem; the, room being crowded with an enthusiastic audience. The Rev M. H. Jones, B.A. (pastor), filled the post of chairman with his usual ability. The adjudicators were: Sing- ing, Mr P. J. Wheldon, Nat. Prov. Bank, Carmarthen; literature, Professor E. Keri Evans, M.A.; prize bags, Miss Whioher and Miss M. Wyndham Lewis. The awards were as follows — Recitation for children under 16, "Y Gath a'r Llygoden"—1, 2s 6d, Master D. Emrys Davies, Johnstown; 2, Is, Master W. Mael- j gwyn Davies, Johnstown. Solo for girls under 16, "Rwyf am aros wrth y Gr,oes"-I, 2s 6d, divided between Miss Sarah Isaac, Lammas street and Miss Catherine Jones, Guildhall square. Essay on "Alcohol" fir children under 16- 1, Is 6d, Stanley Jones, Picton Court; 2, D. Emrys Davies, Johnstown; 3, Benj. Jones, Chapel street. Solo for boys under 16, "Niw wyf on dud- ydd Arfau"-l, 2s 6d, D. Emrys Davies, Johnstown: 2, Is, W. Maelgwyn Davies, Johnstown. For the best map, showing the travels of St. Paul—1, 2s 6d, Mr John Thomas, 10, Hall street. t Contralto solo, "Y Ddwy Delyn"-l, 10s 6d and gold medal, Miss Nellie Jones, Bridge st. Juvenile choir, "Pan Gilia'r NiwI" 1, £1 Is, and medal to the conductor, Water st choir, led by Mr J. D. Treharne. Essay for adults—1, 5s, Mr Wm. Jones, Waterloo terrace. Tenor solo, "Y Llong a'r Goleudy"—1, lOa 6d, P.C. Jones, Carmarthen. Impromptu sipiec-ch-1, 2s, Mr W. E. Jones, Old College School. Soprano solo, "Yr Esgid ar y Traeth"-I, 10s and medal, Miss Ray H/vans, Morley st. Best prize bag—1, 5s, Miss Annie Evans. Special awards being also given to Miss Olivia Jones, White Mill and Miss E. Jeremy, Ffyn ondd rain. Reciation for adults, "Arwerthiant y Caeth- was"—1, 10s and medal, Miss Florrie, Hodges, Carmarthen. Baritone solo, "Craig yr Oesoedcl"-I, 10s 6d and medal, Mr D. Jeremy Rees, Clifton House. Chiiel choral, "Yr Afonig"-I, L2 2s, and a silver mounted baton to conductor, Water st. choir, conducted by Mr W. T. Rees, Avenue. Praise is due to .lotH Phillip Daniel, A.R.C.O. for the able manner in which he acted as accompanist for the evening. Misses Clara Lewis and S. A. Evans acted as treasurers, and Mr Robert Thomas, undertook the secre- tarial duties, and to whose energy in its pro- motion a large measure of its success is due.
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Llandilo Police Court. -0-0- SATURDAY.—Before Messrs L. N. Powell and D. Davies. Frederick Newman and Albert Adkin, of no abode, were charged at a special sitting at Llandilo Police Court on Saturday, the 13th inst., by Detective Buckingham, of Abergavenny, of the L. and N.W.R., with travelling from Llandovery to Llandilo on the 12th inst., without having previously paid their fare, and with intent to avoid payment thereof. Both prisoners pleaded guilty to the charge.—Ticket Collector Ed. Butt said hat when examining the train due at Llau- dilo at 2.20, while passing a, compartment he observed something under the, seat. Upon opening the door he found both defendants concealing themselves underneath the seats, and upon being questioned they stated that they had no money or tickets and were there with the intention of travelling as far as they could on the way to Newport. Both prisoners were given in charge of Supt. Evans who was on the platform, at the time.—Both prisoners were fined 10s and 7s 6d costs each or with the alternative of 14 days, and they had to accept the latter.
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Carmarthenshire Hunt Club. On Saturday afternoon last a, meeting of [he Carmarthenshire Hunt Club was held at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen. Mr T. Parkinson, Castle Pigyn, was in the chair, md there was a good attendance, as business of importance and interest was to be brought before the meeting. It is satisfactory to know that arrangements were arrived at whereby the Hunt will con- tinue next season as during the current and last. Mr R. H. Har ries will again act a.s master. This is very gratifying news, as during the period of his mastership he has made himself most popular with all, and he has. also got on well with the farmers. Mr Harries has been most keen and enthusiastic, and has always shown good sport. It has not been his fauli- if anyone did not get, his quan- tum of hunting, for he was ever willing to draw. For .ac past two seasons all matters lwvve run their course smoothly, and un- doubtedly to everyone's satisfaction. It was decided to hold the Point-to-Point Races this year as usual, the date, fixed on being Wednesday, Gth April. These races have now become practically an annual event, and are very popular. There wil be an open race similar to last year, with the excelption that the catch weight is to be reduced to 12st. 3lbs. This race is open to members of all Hunts in the counties of Garmarhen. Cardi- gan. and Pembroke. A localra,ei, open to the members of the Carmarthen Hunt Club. ii-i-ii also be run, similar to last ,\1.11', but tlvo weight is to be reduced to 12st., and the prize money slightly changed. A farmers' race, open to fanners over whose land the hounds hunt (but not open to members of the Hunt or their sons), will also be, run. Officials will be duly appointed, and circulars will shortly be issued. Captain S^ence is about to establish a pack of hounds at Pantglas, near Golden Grove, and arrangements are being made that that part of the country now hunted b.. the Club will be let to him. De-finite arrangements were' left to be drawn urv by a committee. Carmarthenshire will thus have two packs once more, and it i-s to be hoped that they will loner remain to show snort; and one may 1 rest assured that all possible support will be given them given them by everyone in the district. Several new members were elected1, and at the close of the meeting the Master thanked the members for the kindness and courtesy wiMch they had always shown him in the field.
THE THEATRE at the 3arroarthe.i Fair-ground continues to be well patronized, During the week the Company hnve presented most creditably BeTeral favourite plays to large audiences. The I plays for next week will be found in our advertising j oolnniBP, [
f Carmarthenshire Methodists. The Oalvinistic Methodiist monthly meeting of the Carmarthenshire Presbytery was held at Ferryside on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week undter the presidency of the Rev T. E. Thomas, D.D., Llandovery. Addresses were delivered by Mr P. J. Wheldon, Ferry- side; Rev W. W. Lewis, Carmarthen Rev W. 1>. Williams, Gowerton; Rev M. H. Jones, B.A., Carmarthen; Rev J. Davies, Hanstephan; Messrs Lewis (Carmarthen) and Beynon (Llanelly). On Tuesday there was a discussion on Sunday school work. In the evening, the Rev J. B. Thomas, Old College, Carmarthen conducted services, and sermons were preached by the Revs W. Nantllais Williams, Ammanford and Maurice Griffiths, M.A., Llanelly. On Wednesday, there was a meeting of the General Society at 8 a.m., fol- lowed by a meeting of the society of ministers. The preachers for the day were Morning, Rev Phillip Jones, Llandilo and1 Rev M. H. Jones, B.A., Carmarthen. Afternoon, Rev W. W. Lewis, Carmarthen and Rey T. E. Thomas, D.D., Llandovery. Evening, Rev J. Davies, B.A., Hendre; Rev T. Rowlands', Llanelly; and the Rev Mr Williams, Llwyn- hendy. The meetings were well attended.
Local Will. MR J. P. V. PRYSE, BWLCHBYCHAN. The will, dated April 7, 1896, with two codi- cils, of Mr John Pugh Vaughan Pryse, J.P., and D.L. for Carmarthen and Cardigan, of Bwlchbychan, who died on October 24, aged 85, has been proved by his son, John Carbery Pugh Vaughan Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain and Charles Lloyd, of Waunifor, Cardiganshire, the gross value of the estate being L24,223 9s 5d. The testator bequeathed to his wife the use of the household furniture, etc., and on her decease to his son and daughter, to each executor £100. to John Rees an annuity of zL25, and to his son the carriages and horses, except such two as his wife shall select. All his i-eal amy the residue of his personal pro- perty he left in trust for his grand-daughter, Margaret Dorothea Seagrave Pryse Rice, on her attaining 21 years of age or marrying before that time, and subject thereto for her first and other sons, according to senority.
Newcastle-Emlyn Petty Sessions. FRILAY, the 12th inst.—Before Messrs A. H. Jones (chairman), C. H. L. FitzWilliams, Colonel Lewes and Sir M. 0 M. Lloyd, Bart. at the Magistrates' Room, Newcastle Emlyn.
DRUNKENNESS. P.S. William Harries charged Mary Jones of Aberarad, charwoman, with being drunk on thte highway at Newcastle Emlyn on the 29th ult.—Defendant who did not appear was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
FACTORY CASES. James Edward Ashworth, H.M. Insipector of Factories, Swansea, charged Daniel James Greenmeadow Mills, Cwmpengraig, with having employed a young p,emon named John Hughes under the age of 16 years for more than 13 work days without a certificate from the surgeon of his fitness. Defendant was also charged with another offfemce "n respect of a young person named Hannah Jones.—Mr D. T. George, solicitor, Newcastle Emlyn, was for the defendant, and pleaded guilty.—A fine of 10s, including costs, was imposed in each case. John Evans, of Tymaen Factory, Llangeler was also charged by Mr Ashworth, with a similar offence in respect of Margaret Davies. -Defendant appeared and pleaded guilty.— Fined 10s including costs.
LICENSES. This being the annual litcensing meeting for the division, and there being no objection by the Police, all the licenses were renewed. The adjourned licensing day was fixed for the 11th prox.
VACCINATION. Mr G. S. Watkin, of Watkins, Llanfibangel Rhos-y-corn, applied to Dr J. Powell and the Rev William Powell, at Saturday's petty sessions, for a certificate exempting his child from being vaccinated. After a great deal of discussion, the application was granted.
THE TRAMPS. Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., raised the tramp question. It had been stated at the county council, he said, that during last year over 6,000 tramps passed through the county. On going to the fox-hounds hunt recently, he met seven tramps within 200 yards, horrible-looking fellows, that it would be a pity for any lady to meet on the road.—The master of the workhouse stated that the average number of tramps at the house was about sixteen.—The Clerk remarked that some tramps re- turned to the house, having only left it a day or two previously. -Eiir Marteine Lloyd If the magistrates are going to sleep over it, no improvement will he effected —The Chairman Sleeb or not, we can do nothing. It is for the county council.-Sir Marteine Lloyd Tne county council have referred it to the magistrates,—Mr. C. H. Fitzwilliams Let them make the workhouse too uncomfortable for trampa.—The Clerk: They must be made according to Act ot Pai liament. -No action was taken in the matter.
LLANFYNYDD. ON Friday evening, in the above National schoolroom a competitive meeting and concert was held as a wind-up to a most successful months' course of lessons in cookery by Miss Williams, the instructress appointed by the County Council. Mr Delme Davies-Evans, Pantglas, presided, in his usual happy and genial style. He also brought with him his splendid large gramophone, with 4ill kinds of records, including a selection by the famous tenor Ben Davies. The room was packed, and a rather too long programme of recita- tions and songs was gone through. Mr Tom Davies, the popular comedian, sung in charac- ter, besides winning the solo competition. Mr D. Davies won the recitation, impromptu speech, and xvided the prize for best wit with Mr Rees Jones, Capel Isaac. Mr Evan Jones' party won the choral prize. The best three stanzas upon Mayor of Llaiifynydd" was won by Mr Charles Edwards, Maesivan. Mr Joshua Thomas, Troedyrliiw, made a most energetic secretary. Mr W. J. Davies, stone mason, acted as adjudicator in the musical part, and Mr John Richards, Stangraoh, the literary portion besides there were contri- butions of an excellent series of impromptu verses upon the cookery class and all the the various incidents connected with it. A most cordial word of praise is due to Mr D. Davies, Brynberllan, for the hard and success- ful work as salesman of the articles made at the classes each night.
PENILLION I FAER Y DREF. Mawr y dbwilio fu'n y Llan Am Faer cymhwys, Ond! doed hyd iddo yn y man Sef John Lewis: Gwr yw hwn deilynga glod Y trigolion, Iddynt y mae wedi bod Yn dra ffyddlon. Dan lywyddiaeth Maer fel liwn Ni raid ofni Y cyfoda gorthrwn trwm I'n gormesu: Er a'i gyfrin gynghor hael, Goethujs eiriau, Geidw bob cenfigen wael Ffwrdd y pentre. Ni raid wrth gyfreithiol ddysg Na heddgeidwad j Tra John Leowis yn ein mysg A'i ddvlanwad; Llak fy ughalon yn tidigel Wrth derfynu Yw—y cedwir John a'i sel I'n llywyddu. "V Ull c HEY
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DEATHS. DAVIES-—February 15th, at I^AJINCOI Cottage, Abergwilly, Henry, eon of Mr 1)avi," Danes, seaman, aged 8 years. OWENS—February 15th, at 3i VTIEHMOV d-terrace, Carmarthen, Mrs Elizabeth On -i;. wife of Mr W Owens, butcher, aged 69 i. ROBERTS, -February 16th, at 4 .<3 Parade, Car- marthen, Mary Beatrice, dal. i?i ->f Mr Evan Roberts, aged 19 years. TOBIAS —February 15th, at 57, Lammas-street, Carmarthen, Mies Elizabeth Tobias, aged 59 years. WILLIAXIS. -February 18th, at 23, Bridge-street Carmarthen, Elizabeth, widow of the late Mr John Williams, carpenter and builder, aged 66 years.
MEDICAL APPOINTMENT.—Dr Sidney J. Ste- wart has been appointed house-surgeon of the Carmarthenshire Infirmary, in the place of Dr Gustavo Gaillard, resigned. THE MISSES WHITE, Homeleigh, Carmar- then wish to thank their many friends for their messages of kind sympathy and condol- ence in their sad bereavement, which being so numerous, would, be impossible to reply to. They hope all friends, will take, this as an acknowledgment. MILITARY APPOINTMENT.—Cel. Sergt. Tuck, of the 2nu Battalion of the Welsh Regiment has been appointed Instructor to the post of Instructor of the Carmarthen Volunteer Corps in place of Sergt. Poole resigned'. Sergt. Tuck appeared on Monday evening at the first parade of the year. ENTERTAINMENT AT WATER STREET.—On Tuesday evening a very interesting magic lantern ent-erainment was given to the chil- dren of the, Band of Hope at Water street schoolroom. Mr J. Joshua (Red st.) and Mr R. Thomas (Hall street) managed the lantern, and the Rev H. Jones explained the pictures. CARMARTHEN COUNTY POLICE COURT.—This -Court was held on Saturday at the Shire, Hall, before Mr Dudley Williams-Drummond, Porfeiscliff (in the chair); and Mr C. W. Jones, Gwynfryn (vice-chairman.—On the complaint of,P.C. Kennedy, a fine of 2s 6d and costs was inflicted 011. Samuel Morris, Maesteg Cottage, Pontyeates for drunkenness.-p.C. Joseph Bowen charged William Walters, Ber- llan, Drefach, with driving a timbey. waggon after dark., without lights.—Defendant was fined Is and costs. ON Monday last there was a debate at St. David's Mutual Improvement Society on- "Is the Pulpit losing is power?" Mr Matthews took the affirntative, and Mr Tom Evans, the negative. The Rev- T. R. Walters, Mr J. R. Phillips, Mr Lapham, and Mr Bushell spoke, and though the result of a division would be against Mr Matthews; still he is to be con- gratulated upon the able way in which he conducted his case. Mr Tom Evans's paper was a very good one. On Monday next, Mr Arthur Davies will read a paper on "The (pre- cious stones of the Bible." DEATH OF MRS OWEN.-We have to regret to announce the death of a well known inha- bitant in the (person of Mrs Elizabeth Owen, wife of Mr William Owen, butcher, who died AT JF 32, Richmond terrace, on Monday, aged 69 years. Her death will be deeply regretted, by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a, faithful mem- ber of Union-street Chapel, and took a deep interest in the cause. She leaves a husband, seven daughters, and two sons to mourn, her loss. The funeral, which is public (for men takes place on Friday, at 3 p.m., at Union- street. KINGSHOLME SCHOOL, Weston-Super-Mare. -This school has kept up its uniform reputa- v tion for exceptionally satisfactory results at public examinations. Twenty-four pupils were presented for the College. of Preceptois Exams, in December last, and all passed- most of them very highly. One ipasised the first class. Six passed tke second class, one obtaining honours, and two others were within 15 quarks of honours. Ten passed the third class, all but one obtaining very high r, y marks. In the above successes o distinctions were gained; a)ld*-e percentage for distinc- tion (75 per cent.) was reached in ten other cueea within the narrow margin of 5 marks. ven passed the Jiininr Exam., obtainina an average of three times the necessary number of marks to pass. The standard of distinction cached *n cases, and within 5 marks in nnf <v,rs- When it is'borne in mind that ol per cent, of the second class candi- dates passed' the exam., the above result is n,gnly creditable. Among the successful candidates is T. L. EbbsTSprth, Pendine, who scored 395 marks, 200 being pass mark. JJ^WQRBY CONCERT.—On Tuesday evening i<ast a very successful concert' was given in the schoolroom of the above chapel, the chair being occupied by Mr W. Roberts, Old chft After the address by the lrman, a capital miscellaneous programme MJc??6 o the following taking part: Morgan, Mary Evans, Gladys ones, Edith Davies, Miss Johns, Avenue (encored), and Nellie Davies; Messrs Willie J»vans, Spread Eagle D. Jenkyn Jones (en- oored), J. Gilbert Jones, James Evtfns (en- cored), Oliver Evans, James Morgan, D. M. Hopkin, 0. Cromwell Morgan, David Jones, and H. J. Davies; Masters John Davies and Johnny Williams. A prize was offered by Mr Morris Jones, Avenue, for the best essay, and the adjudicator (Mr E. David Jones, of the Presbyterian College) awarded the chief prize to Mr Arthur Morgan, Waterloo terrace The duties of accompanist were in the capable hands of Mr W. Dunn Williams, G. and L., Mr D. W. Davies, Glangwili, and Mr D. Jenkyn Jones. The success, of the concert was mainly due to the energetic work of the secretaries (Messrs; Oliver Evans and Tom Williams). The. usual votes, of thanks ter- minated a, most. enjoyable evening.