I i cii t; i-a Show, O.o „i>».non Agricr.Jtvira! Society j-'ay, at Tyrilandre Park, I.i;" • i noar Li-vaelly, and the exhibition p.-ow. r,ucces';fn]. The entries wore piim-vms. and the stock shown was really good. The president was Mr T. Jones, Step- ney Fstate Office; vice-presidents, Mr C. G. .T^r.'ki'W :\frehog-1wvn and Mr J. Francis, -Ii- J. G. Thomas, Capital Mid Counties Bank, Llanelly; chair- of committed Mr J. Richards, Gellywernen committee: Messrs D. Rohlin ,W. Morris, R. Griffiths, D. Owens, G. Daniel, H. Thomas, .1" Jon-^s, Daniel Owens, George Owens, T. T. T'ngoed. The duties of secrc- -c aide cavied out hv Mr \Y. Macldcx. Llanon. jydjres were: Horses. Messrs W. J. T»nol.lo>y, Penyfai FHd Jack Francis, Carmar- then cattle and sheep, Messrs R. Falconer, Bronenda and J. D. Key, Tvnywern butter. Mr T. P. Jones, grocer. Market street, Llan- elly poultry, Mr J. Auckland, Stepney st., Llaneilv. The stewards were: Horses, Messrs Johnny Richards. Gellywernen and T. Thomas Ty'rlan cattle, Messrs D. Owens, Pendeiy nnd II. Thomas, Llwyntew poiiltry, illr J. Jones, Tyrllandre; butter, Mr J. Richards. Gellywernen. f blowing is a list of the awards. Sorses—Carter (Open to all Comers). Mare or gelding: 1, Mr W. Thomas, Medel- fyw. Llanelly 2, Mr T. Thomas, Talyelyn, Poni ardulais 3, Mr Evans, Cilagwyn, Llan- elly. Broad mare, with foal at foot: 1, Mr John Richards, Gellywernen, Llannon 2, Mr E. Tva Cilagwyn. B ■ t \vr; voar-old gelding or filyy 1, Mr T. Tolyclyn 2, Mr D. T. Davies, Supply P"ttyherein. i y-f.r-okl col': or filly: 1, Mr Richards, -rii ;i; 2, Mr W. Thomas, MecTelfyw. iii! colt or filly: 1, Mr J. Richards, -r>n 2, Mr D. Owens, Cwmliowell, Mr T. Beynon, Gellygatrog, Llan ",c. l.k:ipys (Open to all Comers). 3 'a gelding (to be ridden): 1, Mr T. s -vr: ur, Pontyberem 2, Mr W. H. Thomas. BenaMt, Pontardulais 3, Mr Alfred Thomas, Llanviynis, Llangendeirne. Two-year-old gelding or filly: 1, Mr T. Seymour, Pontyberem; 2, Mr T. Thomas, TaVc'vn, Pontardulais; 3, Mr D. Davies, Cil- rhifh n, Llandebie. Ona year old (or filly): 1, Mr R. H. Samp- son, Pontardulais; 2, Mr J. Mathias, Dant- ■vyn. Pontardulais; r., Mr A. Thomas, Glany- rynis, TJangendeirne. Suckling colt (or filly): 1, Mr W. Davies, Ynvsrorgan, Morriston 2, Mr E. Evans, Cila- gwyn, Llanelly 3, Mr M. Morris, Brynhw- than, Llannon. Cobs (Open to all comers) not exceeding 15 hands high. C' Bnod mare, with foal at foot: 1, Mr W. Jenki ns, Cilddewiuchaf, Llannon 2, Mr J. Mathias, Dantwyn 3, Mr D. Thomas, Llwyn- tew, Llannon. Two-year-old gelding or Idly: 1, Mr Wm. Morgan, Mansel Arms, Porthyrhyd 2, Dr A. C. Lewis, M.R.C.S., Pontyberem; 3, Mr John Thongs, Talyclyn. Yearling colt or filly: 1, Mr W. Morgan, Mansel Arms, Porthyrhyd 2, Mr W. Thomas, Medeliyw. Suckling colt or filly: 1, Mr W. Davies, Tyrlan, Cross 4ancb; 2, Mr D. Thomas, Llwyntew, Llannon; 3, Mr J. Williams, Brookland House, Pontardulais; r., Mr J. Mathias, Dantwyn. Po lies (Open to all comers) not exceeding 13,1 hands high. Brood mare, with foal at foot: 1, Mr R. H. Sampson, Pontardudalis 2, Dr Griffiths, Pontardulais. Yearling colt or filly: 1, Mr P. Davies, Pen- vbailey, Loughor; 2, Mr W. Thomas, Medei- fyw 3, Mr E. Jones, Brynmaen, Llannon. Suckling colt or filly: 1, Mr R. H. Sampson, Pontardulais. Colliers' Class. Mare or gelding (not under 3 years of age, y I and not exceeding 15 hands, suitable for underground purposes): 1, Mr E. Evans, Cila- gwyn, Llanelly; 2, Mr T. Thomas, Tyrlan, Llannon; 3, Mr G. Owen, Cefnbryn. Llannon. Horses for Agricultural Purposes (Open to Tenant Farmers whose rent does not ex- ceed Ay0 per annum.) Brood mare, with foal at foot: 1, Mr D. Owens, Penderry, Llannon; 2, Mr D. Beynon, Ynyshafren. Suckling colt or filly 1, and 2, Mr Beynon, Ynyshafren; 3, Mr J. Beynon, Pentre, Llannon. Trotting. Open trotting race: 1, Mr J. H. Jones, Maesymyinvs, LJanarthney. For ponies, not exceeding 13, 1 hands 1, Mr J. H. Jones, Maesymwnws. Llanarthney 2, Air J. Jones, Llwyntew Cottage, Llannon. Trotting race (confined to the Parish of Llannon) T1, and 2, Mr J. Jones. Llwyntew Cottage, Llannon. Jumping. 1, Mr D. Jones, Tyi'eitliyn, Pontyberem. Turn Outs. Turn-out for farmers: 1, Mr A. Thomas, Glauyrynis, Llangendeirne 2, Mr W. H. Thomas, Benallt, Pontyberem. Turn-out for tradesmen 1, Mr T. Mathias, butcher, Pontardulais; 2, Mr E. Jones, tailor ,Tumble; he., Mr J. Jones, Llwyntew Cottage, Llannon. Sheep (Open to all Comers). Ram, any breed or age 1, and 2, Mr H. W. Thomas, Benallt; r., Mr T. Williams, Castell- ddu, Pontardulais. Pen of three ewes, any breed or age: 1, Mr Williams, Castleddu; 2, Mr H. W. Thomas, Benallt. Pen three ewe lambs: 1 and 2, Mr H. ~W. Thomas, Benallt. Cattle (Open to Tenant Farmers). Bull, any breed or age: 1, Mr D. Owens, Cwmliowell, Llannon; 2, Mr J. Hughes, Marchoglwynucha, Llannon; he., Mr T. Richards, Maesarddafen, Llanelly. Yearling bull, under 24 months old: 1, Mr T. Beynon, Gellygatrog, LIangendeirne; 2, j Mr T. Richards, Maesarddafen. Bull calf, iyider 12 months old: 1, Mr J. c 11 Jones, Torcoed, Llanddarog 2, Mrs Edwards, Lanfawr, Llanddarog; he., Mr W. Thomas, Ysguborfawr, Llandebie. Cow in milk or in calf, any breed or age: 1 and 2, Mr J. Richards, Gellywernen 3, Mr D. Richards, Trimsaran Shop. Yearling heifer: 1, Mr J. Jones, Torcoed, Llanddarog; 2, Mr W. Jenkins, Cilddewi- uchaf, Llannon. Heifer calf, under 12 months old: 1, Mr H. W. Thomas, Benallt; 2, Mr W. White, Glyn- caerau, Pontardulais; 3, Mr D. Bonnel, Trim- saran Shop. For Tenant Farmers whose rent does not exceed P,70 per annum, personally or jointly. Bull, any breed or age: 1, Mr J. Hughes, Marchoglwynucha, Llannon. Yearling bull, under 24 months old: 1, Mr D. Owens, Penderry, Llannon; 2, Mr J. Owens, Blaenaumawr, Llannon. Bull calf, under 12 months old: 1, Mr 117,11. Thomas, Ysguborfawr, Llandebie; 2, Mr D. Bonnell, Trimsaran Shop; r., Mr J. Hughes, Marchoglwynucha, Llannon. Cow in milk or in calf, any breed or age: 1, ■ Mr D. Bonnell, Trimsaran Shop. f Yearling heifer: 1, Mr W. Jenkins, Cil- ddewiuchaf, Llannon 2, Mr W. Morgan, Bryn gwenyn, Liantioji; 3, Mr J. Beynon, Pentre, Llanon. Heifer calf, under 12 months old: 1, Mr H. W. Thomas, Benallt, Pontardulais; 2, Mr D. Bonnell, Trimsaran Shop. Butter. Three lbs fresh buttery put up on competi- tor's own print: 1, Mrs Walters, Tawellan, Llanddarog; 2, Mrs Owens, Blaenaiiiiinivrl Llannon 3, Miss C. Owens, Cwmliowell, j.lan- non he., Mrs Owens, Penderry, Llannon. Poultry. Leghorn Cock: 1, Mr D. T. Davies, Tycrocs House, Llangennech 2, Mr W. Rees, Poultry Yards, Pontyberem. Leghorn lien 1, Mr T. D. Davies, Tvcroes House; 2, Mr J. H. Rees, Woodland Poultry Yard, Pwll, Llanelly. Wyandotte cock: 1, Mr W. Rees, Poultry Yards, Pontyberem; 2, Mr Tom Walters, Tawellan, Llanddarog; r., Mr Daniel Morris, Capel Bach, Pontyberem. Wyandotte hen 1. Mr J. H. Rees, Wood- land Poultry Yards; 2, Mr Daniel Morris, Capel Bach, Pontybrem. Orpington cock: 1, Mr B. James, Bryn- eifhin. Pontyberem 2, Mr G. Owens, Cefn- bryn, Llannon. Orpington heii 1, Mr B. James, Bryn- 2, Mr G. OW011S, Cefnbryn, Llannon. Indian Game Cock: 1, Mr W. James, Lletty, Pontyberem. I Indian G:1,110 hen: 1, Mr D. Thomas, Garn- bwll, i'ontybcrem. Plymouth Rock cock: 1, Mr Colhvyn Mor- gan, auction ear, Llauelly; 2, Mr D. Davies, Tanygraig, Pontyberem. Plymouth Reek hen: 1, Mr D. Davies, Tan- ygraig, Pontybercm. Chicken Class. Cockerel (anv breed), bred in the vear 190! 1, Mr D. T. T).T. ies, Tycroes House 2, Mr J. Ii. Rees, Woodland Poultry Yards. Pullet (any breed) bred in the year 1904: 1, Mr Colhvyn Morgan; auctioneer, Llanelly 2, Mr D. T. Davies, Tycrocs House. Any breed turkey: 1, Mr G. Owens, Cefll- bryn 2, Mr J. Beynon, Pentre, Llannon. Any breed hen turkey: 1, Mr D. Thomas, Llwyntew 2, Mr Morris, Keeper's Lodge. Gander (any breed): 1, Mr W. Hughes, Brynhir, Llannon 2, Mr D. Thomas, Llwyn- tew, Llannon. Goose (any breed): 1, Mr ,Yo Hughes, Bryn hir 2, Mr D. Thomas, Llwyntew. Drake (any breed): 1, Mr C. Harries, Pedair Heol, Llanddarog; 2, Miss Winnie James, Ystradfai, Llanelly. Duck (any breed): 1, Winnie James: 2. Mr Harries, Pedair Heol. Special Prizes. Three prizes given by Sir Arthur Stepney, for three sucklings bred for "Troft Master- man" 1, and 2, Mr Daniel Beynon, Ynysha- fren, Ponthenry; 3, Mr D. Beynon, Plasnew- ydd, Llanedi. Three prizes given by Mr Wm. Davies, Cwmllethryd, for three sucklings bred from "Warrior King": 1, Mr R. Evans, Alltfran- fach, Llangennech; 2, Mr D. Macfdox, Pen- cwm, Llannon; 3, Mr J. Griffiths, Heolhen, Lhvynhendy. Prize for best beast in show fed on Palatine cake, value Ll Is (Messrs W. H. Thomas and Co., Llanelly): 1, Mr J. Richards, Gellywer- nen 2, Mr J. Hughes, Marohoglwynucha, IJanon. Carter coic or filly under 2 years old, given by ISorfh Lincolnshire Drug Co. (case of cattle oil, value £ 1 Is): Mr J. Richards, Gellywer- nen. Best hen turkey in show, 5Glb bag poultry food, given by Old Calabar Co., 1, Mr Thomas, Llwyntew, Jjlanon; 2, Air W. Morris, Keeper I Lodge, Llannon.
South Wales Oslyinistic Methodists. The meetings of the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Aesciation were resumed at Tredegar on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday the pro- ceedings commenced with the ordination of the followir g 23 students to the full work of the ministry .Messrs W. Adams, B A., Lampeter R. R, Davies. Capel Dricdod W. H. Davies, Pont- saoson W. P. Jones, M.A., Fi-bguard Benjamin Jonea, Penffordd Talfan Davies, Closygraig Thomas Evans, Al.A.. B D., Abererave R. G. Davies, Pontardulais J. M. Jones, Melinorythan J. Rheidiol I)a<iep, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Howell Davies, B.Sc., Barry Dock Jc-nkin Jones, Barry W. Wynne Rees, Penderyn David Williams, B.A., Cardiff D. D. Keep, Llantrisant W. H. Cooper, Cardiff H. A. Jeremy, B.A., Blackwood; Evan Lewis, Gellygroee J. Thomas, Abercarn J. J. Thomas, B.A., Rhyader D. T. Williams. B.A., Montgomery. At the commencement of the pro- credings, presided over by the moderator, the Rev W. Jenkins, AT. A., the history of the Calvinistic Methodist Churches in the county of Monmouth- shire was given. The Rev H. A. Jeremy, B.A., Blackwood, dealt with the statistical portion of the report, which showed that the 61 churches in the county had a total membership of 5,544, an increase of 142, and 17,902 adherents The precent debt upon chapels amounted to £ 25.091, and X13,476 had been paid towards liquidating this debt. The next quarterly meeting will be held Aberdu- lais on October 11th 12th, and 13th nexr. The report or the home mission committee showed that after making grants to a large number of weak churches there was a balance of X593 4s. 3d. Open-air preaching services were held in the afternoon md evening.
WHXTLAKD. MARRIAGE OF MISS HETTY THOMAS, OF WHITLAND.—" Faith springs eternal in the human breast," was well illustrated in the caee of Miss Hetty Thomas, of L]wyr.-on, Market-street, Whitland, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Thomas, who left her home on the 21st of June to join her lover and future husband, whom she had not seen for about 15 years, since be left for Canada, but they had continually kept in close touch with each other by letter throughout the long years that inter renej. Miss Thomas, after a most pleasant voyage, which she greatly enjoytd, much more so than the very long railway journey of some thousands of miles, which tack her most of the following week ufter landing, arrived safely and in good spirits on Saturday, the 9th of July, at Calygury Station, where she was rewarded by ;t seeing her faithful if long-absent ]over. Mr L. J. Davifs, of Panoka, Alberta, Canada Noith West, in company with bis minister, the liev D. L. Hughes, anothtr Welshman, ns the name implies, awaiting her, who had been there since the previous Tuesday, so that the faith and confidence in her lover, which enabled her to travel over sea and lard for so many thousands of nniles, was more than justified on tho pleasure and happiness of meeting her after such a long absence. The Rev D. L. Hughes married the pair the Bame day, ar.d in the evening Mrs Davies was taken to her future home at Panoka by her fnend and loving huBband, who greatly reciprocated the lavish love bn(I confidence bestowed upon him by his faithful long lover and now his happy wife by introducing her to his comfortable tnd luxurious home, for Mr Davies has been most successful, and owns and farma a veiy large tract of rich pasture country, keeping a large number of hands, some of whom were bock, d out some yesrs RKO friun the Wbitla:.d district by Mr J. Grifiiths-Itefs, general emigration agent, etc Whitland, who are now about settling in farms of their own, So Misa Thomas's matchless Jove rot only "spanned the ocean," but the long inland railway journey afterwards, and, as her numerous friends and well-wishers will be glad to know, ended in a most pleasant and satisfactory manner, for she not only landed on the great American continent, but also landed at the efJd of her long journey in the firm and lovir.g embrace of her long- standing lover and future husband, who will spare neither time, trouble, nor expense in making her happy and comfortable in her new and future hoirfe and eurroundingf. Mis Davies's boxes airiveJ safely and in good condition, aud imongst their valuable contents none will be appreciated m' re V y her in her new and distant home than the u £ ne;ous wedding presents gbtn hir. which will ¡.pe, especially on that distart foreign shore, to keep the memories of the givers ever green in her mind and heart. The following is a list of the presents received by the bride Father and mother, china ware Mifs 1. Thomas (sister), 2 p&irs of sheets Mr II, Thomas (brother), two travelling toxes; Mr N. Thomas (brother), cutlery Mr D. Thomas (brother), tea and deesert spoons; Mr J. Thomas (brother), oak tray and fire screen Miss P. Thomas (sister), two pairs of sheets. Mis lh ummcDd Ferryside, silver teapot; Miss Elenor Drumrnond, Ferryeide, photo frame; servants of Pertiecliff, Feriyside, Eiderdown quilt Mrs Evans, Ferryside, silver jam spoon Mr Todds. Ferryside, silver breskfast cruet; Mr Woodley, Ferryside, plush frame Mr Towser, Ferryside, two silver Bait cellars; Miss Jenkins. Ferryeid", pair of china candlesticks Mrs Lewie, Ferryside, pair of frilled pillow cases Mrs E. V. Davies, Ferryside, teapot stand; Mrs Thomas, Ferryside, lace collar; Mrs Daniels, Ferryeide, cheque Miss Shaver, Portiscliff, Ferryside, table cloth Girls' Friendly Society, Ferryside, gold bangle Mrs D. John, Gwendoline- street. Treht-rbert, three trays and china and basket; Mrs Howells, 2, Park-street, Whitland, tea tray and cloth Mrs Howells, 3, Park-street, Whitland, pair of d'oyleys Mr joldsroith, Ferryside, view Mrs Burgess, TunJu. three fancy mats Mrs L. Harries, ironmonger, Whitland, case jam spoons Mrs Morgans, Railway Tavern, Whitland, brush and comb Mrs Williams, Marktt-street, Whitland, fancy mat Mr J. Davies. Wianchester-row, I Whitland, set of jugs Mr Henry Thomas, Cwm- felinbatrh, Whitland, coloured table cloth Mrs M, Evans, Market-street, Whitland, cup and saucer Mra Thomas, saddler, Whitland, copper photo frame Mr Evans, fishmonger, Carmarthen, castor sugar spron Miss Jane Thomas, Richmond- terrace, Carmarthen, tea cloth end coloured table cloth; Mr Davies, To(*y ilrolks, Carmarthen, hot water jng Mrs E. Davies, Lampeter Velfrey, white counterpane, half-dozen cups and saucers, and pair vases Miss Day, Newport, Mon., six-bottle cruet Miss A. Thomas, Ferryside, fancy mat: Mrs Lewis, Market-strpet. Whitlnrd, pair of towels and hand glass Mrs Rees, London House, Whitland, pair of sheets Mrs Thomne, Iecoed, Whitland, view Mrs NVillianiB, 13, Spring Gardens, Whitland, view; Miss A. M. Phillips, Whitland, crumb tray and brusn Mrs Thomas, Cikvvm, Lampeter Velfiev, cup and saucer and china vase Mrs Dalits, Lampeter Velfrey, half-dozen tea spoors, with initials on them; Mrs Griffiths, PJafypystyll, Whitland, white linen table cloth Mrs Thomas, Abetdare, two large cabinets, in black ard white, and a silk centrepiece; Mbs Jenkins, Ferryside, cheque; Mrs Cropper, London, travelling bag and cheque Mis Cessey, London, Canadian heod, silver brooch, with 3 different coins, and old lace d'oyleys Mra John, Ferryside, cruet stand Miss Thomas, Towy House, Ferryside, t(ppot; Mis 15. Thomas, Ferryside. teapot; Mrs and Mi Davits, Ferryside, i electro cake dish. Mis* Thomas curried with her to her new home the best wishes of h:,r Dumeroua friends and acquaintances in the lfttsu of her birth vind home,
One of the most striking and effective of the decorations in the Swansea streets during the Royal visit, was the wool arch erected by Messrs Parry and Rocke (Limited), Woollen Manufacturers, Swansea. It will, doubtless, be in the memory of many, that this firm erected a wool arch for the visit of the present King and Queen, who at the time were Prince and Princess of Wales, on the occasion of the opening of the Prince of Wales Dock, 23 years ago. This was undoubtedly the most novel and attractive arch put up at that time, and remembering this, the corporation of Swansea approached Messrs Parry and Rocke (Limited), and requested them to erect another of those arches last week. Messrs Parry and Rocke (Limited). have established a business which is unique in Wales, as they buy the skins direct from the butchers, and the wool direct from the farmers, they treat this wool in their premises on the Strand, Swansea, right from the time it is pulled off the skins until it is woven in the fabric, and they have established a very large and successful busi- ness. The arch on the present occasion was erected at the corner of Quay-Parade and Wind-street It is a very imposing structure, and measures 40 ft. from the surface of the road to the crown of the arch, and 25 ft. wide, it is com- posed almost entirely of wool, the bulk of it purchased this season from the farmers of Glamorganshire and the adjoining counties. The wool is used in the raw state, the fleeces :Æ. are laid on wire frames, with the bright side of the wool up, and sewn securely on them this forms the ground work, and at a distance it has the appearanc of velvet pile, especially when the sun or the electric light shines on it. On these frames are laid various devices in coiuored wool, the dragon of Wales in bright cardinal, the Prince of Wales's plume in white and gold, the Arms of the Borough of Swansea in purple, amber, and natural sheep's black. The outline of the battlements of the arch is in natural sheep's black, and from the centre of the arch were hung curtains of purple wool, which have a border and fringe of gold. On these curtains the initials E.R. arc worked ing gold letters, in the centre above these is a large croivit worked in purple, amber, etc., between the curtains and the crown is the legend, "God bless our King and Queen," worked in purple letters on a white ground, down the pillars of the arch are the mottoes, "Cymrn am byth," "Support home indus- tries," "Diwydrwydd y Cymry." This arch was profusely lighted by electricity at night, which showed up the wool and the brilliant and beautiful colouring to perfection. The whole thing was one of the most attrac- tive decorations, and as it was symbolical of one of the largest industries of our country, it could not and did not fail to attract the attention of their Majesties. The greatest credit is due to the artist who designed the arch, and the devices on it—Mr Walter Goddard, Swansea. "o.
Llandiio Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this body was held on Saturday at the Town Hall, when those present were: Mr D. Davies (chairman) Mr T. J ones (vice-chairman), Col. Morris, and Messrs Joseph Harris, W. Llewellyn, J. Powell, R. Thomas, Thomas Rees, T. Thomas, D. Evans. D. Davies (Llanfynydd), Wm. Griffiths, Jacob Davies, J. L. Thomas, J. Ticehurst, E. Griffiths, W. R. Thomas, Dan Davies, Roderick James, L. Bowen, J. W. Jones, J. G. Davies, D. Burnett. THE MASTER'S REPORT stated that the number of inmates in the house was 41 against 37 corresponding period last year. The vagrants who visited the house numbered 1G1 against 109 corresponding fort- night last year. Services had been held by the Revs W. Davids and D. B. Jones (hid.). Mrs Gwynne Hughes had sent the inmates a parcel of illustrated magazines, for which, on the motion of Mr W. Griffiths, seconded by Mr T. Jones, Mrs Hughes was accorded a vote of thanks.—The Master also reported that the children and four adults had been taken by the Church Sunday School to the Mumbles for a day, and much enjoyed the outing. RESIGNATON OF THE PORTER. The porter wrote stating that he had been appointed porter of Neath Workhouse, and asked to be relieved of his duties in three weeks time.In answer to Col. Morris, the Clerk said he was subject to a month's notice. j Mr J. G. Davies moved that the applica- tion be agreed to.—Mr W. Griffiths seconded. —Col. Morris I think we ought to look to ourselves fust. It will be no hardship.—Mr J. G. Davies turning to Col. Morris, began to address him, when the Col. said Will you kindly address the chair and not me.—In an- swer to a member, the Master said the porter commenced with a salary of £23. but it had been advanced to £ 25.—Mr D. Burnett said that if they fixed the salary at a low rate, in a couple of months there would be an a-ppllca- tion for an increase, and it would be granted, Mr Criffiths thought 7C23 enough to start. A man would take six months to learn the work, and the master had a lot of work to teach him.-—Mr D. Burnett Whom do you think of putting in? (laughter).—Mr D. Evans held that it. would only mean having an in- ferior man.—Mr Richard Thomas seconded Mr Griffiths' motion.—MJ- D. Evans as an amendment moved the salary offered be t.). -Mr Ticehurst seconded.—On a division nine voted for the amendment and 10 for the motion, which was therefore declared carried. — Col. Morris: If I am in order I beg to pro- pose the condition be three months notice oil either side for the future. It is not fair to the master to allow men to leave like this.— The Clerk said a month was the regulation. THE TREASURER'S REPORT showed a balance in hand of £ 419 10: and due to the treasurer £ 604 18s. A county rate was due on the loth September, and the dark stated lie had drawn the precepts as payable to their treasurer on the 13th September. The rate was at 51d in the £ and amounted to £ 1,713 12s lOd.—In answer to Col. Morris, the Clerk said the rate was the same for each quarter of the current year, but was much higher than it had ever been.—Col. Morris: I think we ought to protest against the extra- vagant way in which the money is spent. I shall bring a motion forward. THE WORKHOCSE IMPROVEMENTS, The Surveyor reported that he had certified for a sum of £ 50 which was due to the con- tractor, Mr Pritchard Davies, for work done at the workhouse. He (the Surveyor) had tested the heating apparatus, and found it -fact I work very satisfactorily, and lie hoped the members would visit the house to see it. A comparatively small amount of coal TVas con- sumed. SANITARY AUTHORITY. Mr T. Rees presided. A long report was read by Mr Evan Jones, the sanitary Inspector. With the Medical Officer he had visited the new slaughter house That built by Mr J. R. Jones, Brynamman, would require several alterations before the license could be granted. WATER FOR DRYSLLWYN. The well at Drysihrvn was in a had condi- tion and it would require £ 25 to put it right, so that e water could be used. For :tt50 they could get enough water for the whole paYish from tho neighbourhood of Milton Court. He did not know whether the Coun- cil would refer it to the Parish Council.—Mr W. Griffiths would like to know if it was not the landlord's duty. It was private property. —Col. Morris: The first step they should take was to see by the plans of houses that a water supply was provided for.—Mr Evan Jones said the well had been put there 10 or 12 years ago.—Mr D. Burnett said it had been put there by Earl Cawdor i:>r the tenants, but the water was used by others.—Mr J. W. Jones thought it was the duty of the landlord to see that there was a water supplv. It was agreed to refer the question to the Llanga- then Parish Council. THE LLANDEBIE DRAINAGE. The Surveyor reported he had been in con- sultation with Mr Dudley Drummond with regard to the new road in Llandebie, and he informed the Surveyor that he expected the Council to meet him with regard to the ex- pense, as the main drain had been allowed on Earl Cawdor's property without payment.— Col. Morris thought the scheme for the drain- age of Llandebie an exellont one, and they ought to be grateful to Mr Drummond for taking the matter up so heartily. It would be most effective.—The Surveyor said that when carried out the whole of the village would be on the same sewer, and Mr Drum- mond was waiting to hear what proposal as to the cost the Council was prepared to make. £ 200 had been spent on the road.—Col. Morris moved that provision be made in the next budget for £ 35 to cover the cost of the sewer. —Mr Jacob Davies objected to the position of the outlet of the sewer. It was too near the houses, and should* be extended 200 yards lower down.—Clerk: You have no provision for all this in the estimates for this half year. It was agreed to grant the £ 35. LLAN SAW EL DRAINAGE. The Surveyor said that Mr J. M. Davies, Froodvale, had promised to remove the occu- pier of a bouse 1111fit for human habitation at LlansaweJ, but had failed to carry it out. There was also a ten-ace there in a bad state for want of proper drainage, whilst there was a bad state of things with regard to the water supply of the school. It got discoloured after rain. From a sanitary point of view, the school was otherwise sadly defective.—Col. Morris: The health of th(V children is at stake.—Mr Griffiths thought they should write to the County Architect.—Mr T. Jones: The Clerk will attend to it.—The Clerk said he would write to the Clerk of the Education Committee. BRYN AMMAN SLAUGHTER HOUSES. The Surveyor had visited the new slaughter house built by Mr Richard Thomas, and it was one of the best in the coiiiitv. In answer to Col. Morris he said there was not one re- gistered.- Clerk These will be ready soon to be registered—Col. Morris said they had heard of them 12 months ago, and gave them notice, but they had been allowed to go on as before. They were simply laughing at the Council.—The Surveyor said there were three new slaughter houses in course of erection at Brynamman and one at Llandebie. For the latter they could not have a license until there v. as a water supply. With regard to those at Brynamman two M ould be ready within a fort night. — Mr Griffiths thought the surveyor had brought in a very good report, and it was agreed the Chairman should sign it. THE BRIDGES. The Surveyor reported also that there were four bridges ready for inspection, one at Esgar and three in the Amman Valley. He asked them to appoint committees to visit the bridges. They were ready, and the contrac- tors wanted their money. — Agreed.—Colonel Morris One is a joint bridge, and the Sur- veyor of Pontardawe should meet us. Col. Morris asked the contractors to have the M-ork finished before the bridges were inspected. There was always something promised to he done after they had been inspected.—Mr E. Jones They are completed as far as the con- tractors are concerned. THE MEDtCAL OFFICER OF HEALTH. Mr W. Griiffths gave notice for the re- appointment of the medical officer of health and inspector of nuisances. Col. Morris said he had seen it in the papers that Dr Rees was leaving.—The Clerk lead a letter from Dr Rees in which he stated that there was a rumour current that lie was going to leave, but he was going to stay on. VELTNFACH ROAD. Mr Rees Powell asked when the road at Velinfach, Brynamman, in-as going to be taken over.—The Surveyor said it was now in perfect ordei-It was agreed to take it over. THE GARNANT BRIDGE. Col. Morris asked if tho bridge across the Gam ant had been completed as they wanted f to take the water pipes over it.—The Sur- veyor said the bridge was completed on Friday night and was opened for traffic that day, and now the water pipes could bo laid across it. THE LOUGHOR SCHEME. Mr Herbert, writing from Borth, stated that the Ammanford Urban Council had passed a 1 lire resolution to the Llandiio Rural Council with regard to the Loughor scheme. C WM AMMAN WATER 'Y;H:\8 EXTENSION. Referring to the above he wrot- ;• i--g had instructions to prepare, r-h-.a. mates for the above he he was to dc with regard to 1 o eh r -d as Mr T. Jones said it wa-s IK CV..V.O> » U> extend the water n ains ;here "hau anj other pait. He wished to kno\ :t it war, to, b included.— Col Morris 'The V« a;'or Commit tee has already written twice. It is essential to the scheme, —The Clerk said there was to be a three inch pipe instead of a one-inch pipe.—It was agreed to include the road. THE ROADS GENERAi^Y BAD. Mr Spence Jones wrote to Mr T. Rees (the chairman) of the Council to complain of the Ite of the roads at Llanfynydd. The roads were in a had state of repair. As the stones were placed on the roads in summer they never bound. Also most of the roads were higher in the sides than in the centre. Comfort and safe travelling over them were llnknown quantities.—Mr D. Burnett They are bad, and no mistake about it.—Mr J. G. Davies said Llanfynydd was not the only place where the roads were bad.—It was deckled that a committee should visit the locality.—Mr D. Burnett You can't go together through some of the roads there. Yon will have to go single file (laughter).—Chairman: We will manage Bliriiett Yon will be iicne the better unless yon put stones there.—Mr J. G. Davies referred to bad Toads in Llan- j egwad.—Col. Morris thought they never would have proper roads until they had side drains. They had the same kind of roads as J. G. Davies: In connection with the CotJli roads there had been no labourer on them for six months.—Mr Joseph Harris Don't you think it will be wise to call the attention of the local surveyor to it.—Mr T. Rees: We have done that several times.—Mr Burnett gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that a steam roller should be used on the roads complained ot
Consider this Carefully. The fickle nature of the climate of this country often gives rise to a variety of ail- ments and complaints, which, assuming at first the form of only a slight indisposition, if neglected and unheeded may become the germ of serious diseases, which will under mi n<e the constitution, and finally result in a long and lingering illness, and perhaps terminate fatally. The variable temperature and the changeable weather of the last month or &0., makes it incumbe t on all of us to exercise wise and prudent precautions to counteract the evil effects which the weather may hare had upon our health and comfort. Almady we frequently 'hear such complaints as "No appetite," ''These frequent headaches," "This la.ngt. i feeling," and1 dozens of other expres- sions wléch all point to the urgeiu need of a good Tonic. Now there are seveiral tonic mix- tures offered to the public, but none which have be n so uniformly successful as Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Vegetable Tonic. This preparation is acknowledged to be the Best Remedy of the Age for Nervousness, Weakness, C'hest AfFeetions, Palpitation of the Heax, Indigestion, Liver Complaint, and Influenza. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is sold ev ryM here in bottles 2s 9d and 4s 6d eacih, or will be sent carriage free for these prices direct from the Sole Proprietors Tho Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Llanelly, South Wales. Bewf-e of Imitations. See the name of "Gwilym Evans" on Label, Stamp, and Bottle, without which none is genuine.
—-—-—-——————-— Carmarthen Board of Guardians. rm I The fortnightly meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held at the Board- room on Saturday. Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyn presided. There were also present Messrs B. Jeremy, Abergwili; T. Phillips, Conwil: B. R. Thomas, Laugharne W. J. Thomas, Llanarthney John Davies, Llanddarog John Bowen, Llandefeilog W. Williams, Llangain H. Howell, Llangendeirne J. T. Williams, Llanginning; J. Rees, Llangunnor; H. L. James, Llanlawddog; J. Bowen, Llan pump- saint T. Davies, Llanstephan; J. B. P. Thomas, Merthyr W. H. Thomas, M yd rim D. EdiM ards, Newchurch; David John, St. Clears; J. S. Williams, Trelech; Jonathan Phillips, J. P. LeM-is, J. T. Lewis, D. Davies, and Miss White, Carmarthen. TREASURER'S REPORT. The Treasurer's report showed the balance in hand on the previous Board-day to have been £1,742 5s 3d. VISITOR'S REPORT. The following appeared in the Visitor's Book: "I visited the house this day in com- pany with the matron and found all clean and in good order; also went over the children's building and should like to see the rooms there painted, as I think they require it. Georgina M. E. White. 8th August, 1904." OUTDOOR RELIEF. The statements of the relieving officers showed the amount of outdoor relief distribu- ted during the previous fortnight to have been as folloM S: 1st week, 931 paupers, a decrease of 10, as compared with the corres- ponding week last year: expenditure, JE129 lis 4d, a decrease of 18s. Second week: 930 paupers, a decrease of 11; expenditure, £127 5s, a decrease of 61 14s 6d. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported "Mrs Reid. Spilman- street sent a parcel of illustrated papers. Mr Cottrell conveyed the women and children to Llanstephan gratis, and Mrs Cottrell gave them a bag of buns. Mr T. Bland Davies, Chairman of the Sports Committee, allowed the inmates into the sports free of charge. Mr Ben Evans, of Llanfair (Jrange, Llan" dovery (late Swansea) treated the men and Momen to the fete and gala. Mrs M. Lloyd, Bank House, Newcastle Emlyn treated the children. Miss Georgina M. E. White, Guar- dian, treated tthe women and children on the gondodlas, also a packet of sweets for each woman and child. Mr David Davies, Boks- bugh Hall, treated them on the gondolas one of the Guardians gave them a bag of fruit books M-ere received from the High School, and from Miss Ditcham. the .matron of the Infirmary. The nurse wishes to apply for a leave of absence. David Jones, deputy-porter M'ishes to apply for a short holiday and some- thing in his pocket. Daniel Thomas is apply- ing for the same." There were 87 inmates in the house as compared with 98 on ihe corres- ponding day last year. tramps had visited the house during the fortnight as compared with 100 in the corresponding fortnight last vear. HOLIDAYS. It was decided to allow David Jones a holi- day, and to allow him 10s pocket money. It was decided that the application of Daniel Thomas be not agreed to. STOPPED HIS TOBACCO. The Master explained that an inmate wished to appear before the Board. He had been complaining to several of the Guardians that his tobacco had been stopped. He had refused to take his bath, and he (the Master) had accordingly stopped his tobacco.—The Chair- man asked if there was any reason why the man should not take his bath.—The Master said that the doctor saw no reason vdiv he should not bathe.—The Chairman said that he did not think it was a matter in which they ought to interfere. VACCINATION. It appeared from a report presented by Mr Sidney LoM'e, a vaccination inspector under the Local Government Board that there were 11 children in the liouse. 10 of them had been vaccinated, and one of them was pitted with small pox. -The Master said that the child in question was about 11 years old. and had bid the .small pox before lie came into the house. Ihe Chairman asked if the Inspector wont, round the country. The depoty-Clerk Mr J. Saer) said that the Inspector had visited the Nations, and was very well satisfied with the way ill which vaccination was carried on. COUNTY RATES. The Deputy-Clerk said that they had re- ceived a precept for a county rate for 1-317 on the parish of St. Peters and £ 2,486 on the rest of th union. This was at the rate of 2d in the A. on St. Peters,and Ghl for the rest of the Union. WOOD-CUTTING. The Committee which had been appointed to enquire into the subject recommended that the matter of erecting a wood-cutting he(1 should be adjourned until the 25th March. It was suggested that in this way thev Mould be able to ascertain what the profits on the timber were. The timber was now of a better quality, anu there was a prospect of lJi."ttc profit. TRAMPS. The Deputy-Clerk said th..t he had receive-.] a statement of the number of tramps relieved with tickets for the lodging house. ij, numbers were one or two or three a ¡¡i(_h! occasionally five or six—Mr J. T. William- d 'vas hardly worth while spending he <ire;s or pounds erecting scone hrc-aki^o- c.>v to save paying 4d a night for tiiese^—The Deputy-(Jierk said that tickets for the lodo-ic. house were not given to able bodied men.- The matter was adjourned for six mouths.
Marriage of the Carmarthen County Treasurer. A pretty wedding, which aroused reucli local interest, took place <m Wednesday, August 9c'n, at Llanmartin, near Newperr, when Miss Margaret Rhys, of Llanmartin Rectory, and t,i,-ce of Mr Benjamin Evans, J P., of Llanfair Gmng LInn- dovery, was married to Mr Robert Peel Price, second son of the late Mr David Lo-ig Price and of Mrs Long Price, ot Talley House, Carmarthen- shire. The picturesque littie village was guy with floral arches and bunting-, a beautiful ( ver^rren arch, with banner bearing the motto Long lio the happy couple" on o: sido, and HtJl1!:h, wealth, and happinfss" on the ether, wt, er, ctdi over the gate leading to the rectory, and another arch of flowers over the pathway leading to the church. The church, which was beauufully dacorated with palms, and choieo white flowers, chiefly marguerites, in compliment to the Iri-Je, was irowded with guests TheRfV. H. L Rhys, M.A., rector of Llanmartin (bro'Jer of the br d ), officiated, with the Her F. Long Pii e. B. A. Llan- gammarch (brother of the bride-groom;, asid the sertices were fully chora'. Mr Morant Parry, Mue. Bar., of Caldloot, presided at the or-ran, playing the" Wedding Marc). at the cloee of Jthe service. The bride, v. ho was led TIP the church by her uncle, Mr P, j:,tn;ii Evans, was gi%,en away by her mother, and wore a handsome dresa of ivory satin, tritimud with Irish guipuie and chiffon. She wore a coronet of orr.uge blossoms and myrtle, and a magnificent bouquet of lilies and roses (the gift of the btidegroon). Her ornaments were a beautiful penrl necklace, the gift; of Mr and VrE, Benjamin Evans, and a pearl necklace, the gift cf Mrs Long Price. The bridesmaids were the Aliases Aiice, Ethel, Hr:d Bertha Rhys, the sisters of the bdcle and Mi?s Long Price, sister of the bridfgroom. Their dresses were of white silk with i,ittute hat-i *ii-,m,.d %vith r.,it-.k roees. They wore gold and fearl brooches, wiih the initials of the I-r-de and bridegroom (the gift of the bride- groom), and carried bouquets of La France roses. The beet man was Mr Evelyn Long Price, of the 2nd West India Regiment. After the wedding Mrs Khys held a reception at the Rectory, and later entertained the parishioners to ten. Mr and Mrs Peel Price left during the afternoon for Exmoor, the bride going away in a brown Eolienne drees, a long fawn travelling cost, and burnt-straw hat, trimmed with white ostrich feather and roees. A very large number of valuable and beautiful pre- sents were received by the biide aud bridegroom.
(Jreat Western Railway, SHAREHOLDERS MEETING. THE NEW LINES AND EXTENSIONS IN SOUTH WALES. It will cost the Great Western Railway Com- pany, X20,000 to p,ace Swansea on the main line by means on the little loop The Earl of Cawdor in his speech to the Great Western shareholders on Thursday of last week enumerated the various local works which the (ompany has in hand, and amongst these was the scheme for replacing Swansea on the main line. The project has been talced about for years. People thought it would cost millions. fcheme is, of course, a very modest one. It consists eimply in making a loop joining the d( wn line with the branch line that runs into Swansea. Another line which will pro- bably prove an advantage to the western part of the county is the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen. At New- port the traffic is becoming so great that the station has to be extended at a cost of £ 70,000. Carmarthen is another of ths progressive places on the Great Western Railway's list, and XIO,000 will be spent on sidings there." Altogether, the com- pany intnid laying out £ 130,000 on improvements in South Wales. The half-jearly general meeting of the Great Western Railway Company was held at Padding- ton en T. uredriy. There was net a very large attendance. The directors present were included Sir ,T. 1. D. Llewellyn, Bart. In the course of their report the directo-s stated that the number of passengers carried was 756 897 first class (agsinst 769,918 in the co:respor.iiing half of last year), 3,487,26-5 second class (against :i,45S.8G2), and 35,845,307 third class (against 34,486.567). The seasoo tickets increased from 32,993 to 41,284. The receipts cmour.ted to £ 2.044,032 for passengers (against jC2.004,357), to £510,064 for parcels, &c., (agnicst £ 465.717), £ 74.732 for mails (against £ 66,981), for live stcck C73,529 (against £ 77,112), and fur minerals £ i 567,o5.- (against £ 1,510,546). The total of the teceipts was £ 5.798,978 (against £ 5,623,332). The total of the expenditure was £ 3.712,018, leasing a balance to be carried to the net revenue account of £ 2,086,960. The dividends recommended were at the rate of 5 per cent on consolidated guaranteed stock, and also on the consolidated preference stock, and 4 per cent on the consolidated ordinary stock. The balance carried forward was £ 25,669 5s 4d. The report contained the fodowing paragraphs The Great Western Railway 13ill has passed both Houses of Parliament substantially in the form in which it was submitted to tho proprietors in February lest aulllOw awaits the lioyal Assent. It is proposed at once !o acquire the lands for the Avonmouth and Filctn Line, the Landore Loop, and the Gwaen-cse-gurw en Line, which arc among the new works authorised Votes of the proprietor will be asked for the following expc-n(lit-,ire Acton and Northolt Railway (on account), £ 50,000; Great Western and G!eat Central Joint Line (on. account), £ 300,000 Bristol Dock Lines (on a-count), £ 100,000 Castle Cary and Langport, Railway (oii accou-it), £ 200,000 Avonmouth and Filton Rajlwny on (on account), £ 160,000 Landcre Loop, £ 20.000 Gwaen-ete-guiwen Line, £ 30,000; Banbury and Chelu-nham Railway (improvements), £ 40.000 Newport (widening line), £ 70,000 Car- marthen (additional sidings;, £ 10,1-00 &c., tha total being £ 1,675,000. The Chairman in the course of his opening speech paid a tribute to the mcmoty of the late Earl Cork, who was one of toe directors of the Great Western Railway. In considering the question of filling his lordship's place, the directors felt that it would Ii" an advantage to have someone with a knowledge of lrehntl, and had, conrequently, depended upon tie eleciion of Lord Barrymore. Dealing fit considerable length and in an exhaustive manner with the mass of figures contained in the report, his lordship BMCI they were told that the decrease in the number of firt-t class passengers was due to people spending less money and travelling by the cheaper classes. That, however, was a matter that they watch. Tht-re hid, indeed, been an increase in the number of third.claM pii-senger\ In working ut the figures they found tiia. the return per first-cla-s passenger was 3s. 11.7Zd. (against 4". 033d.), per Eeeond-clnss passenger 1. 10.41 d. (against 1:->. 10.49d.), and per third-class passenger !>. 79d. (against 9.95d. The r-ggregate returii j>r pa'eenejer worked out at 11.61d (ngainbt 11 84db The truific increase was general to the wlwlc system, and r.ot from one particular distric' or branch The shareholders would notice that some extension and alteration was being carried out with regard to the bridges. The explnnelion was thp.t tho directors were endeavouring to run larger and more powerful engines, and larger trainloade. One consequence was that they were obliveti to strengthen several of the hridges. As :hey v. ere able to report, there had been another decrease in the train mileage, but, at the same time, there had been an increase in the receipts per train mile. The experiments with the motor-cars that the directors had made, with the shareholders' ."pprc-val, w; rs proving satisfactory. Referring to the dues in the report dealing with the proposed extensions in South Wales, Loid Cawdor said that they wi-hed to bo able to run into Swansea, without the trouble of leaving to stop at Landore. As to the alterations at Newport, they tould that it was very difficult to (Ital with the traffic at that station Mr. Alexander Huh) fd (deputy-chairman) seconded the motion. In the course of a discussion that took place several shareholders expressed approval of the policy adopteil by the di-ectors, especially with reference to the motor-car si ro c. In reply to questions, Lord Cawdor srid that the directors were dea ing with the motor services as being still in the expeiimental stage, and were tryirg to adapt tie service to local needs. In some places thev dealt with passengers onlv. and in other places they carried parcel?. lie wr.s" glad to find that the second-clas* carriages and rates were being appreciated. Sum,, years ago he hai to defend the second-class, but the alterations made in the rates had been appreciated by the traveling public. The directors were building more dining cars, and the train leaving Bristol at twelve o'clock for London would be one of tho fiist of the additions to the dining-car trnins. Tha new route to Ireland would be complete and read}" for running, the dircctcrs hoped, by 1906. The proposal L'J dopt the report and pas tho dividends recomrnpnded was car ied. and a vote of 1 thanks to the Chairman was also p-issed. CI
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