APOLOGY. CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION, 1904. To Mr. David Davies, of Boksburg Hall, Llanllivch, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen. DAVID DAVIES V. THE REVEREND JOSEPH HARRY. I the undersigned, the Reverend Joseph Harry, of the Old College School, and of No. 47, Water Street, in the said County of the Borough of Carmar- then, Schoolmaster, the above-named defendant, hereby express to you my regret that I should have written the letter dated the 24th February, 1904, which was, published in the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter of the 26th of the same month. I desire to say that in writing the said letter I had no intention to make, and do not make, any kind of imputation or reflection upon you as a respectable and honourable man, either in your public or private capacity. And I unreservedly withdraw any prejudicial imputations which the said letter may have conveyed, and Apologise to you for any annoyance and pain you have suffered by reason of the said letter. As witness my hand this 6th day of September, 1904. JOSEPH HARRY. APOLOGY. CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION, 1904. To i11r. David Davies, of Boksburg Hall, Llanllwch, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen. DAVID DAVIES V. MARY LAWRENCE. I the undersigned, Mary Lawrence, of No. 3, Blue Street, in the County of the Borough of Carmar- then, Proprietress of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter, the above-named defendant, hereby express to you my regret that I should have allowed the letter of the Reverend Joseph Harry, dated the 24th February, 1904, to appear in my newspaper of the 2Hth of the same month. I desire to say that in publishing the said letter I had no intention to make, and do not make, any kind of imputation or reflection upon you as a respectable and honourable man, either in your publio or private capacity. And I unreservedly withdraw any prejudicial imputations which the said letter may have conveyed, and apologise to you for any annoyance and pain you have suffered by reason of the said letter.. „ As witness my hand this Seventh day of Septemper, 1904. MARY LAWRENCE. Witness-C. H. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. TO POOR RATE COLLECTORS, ASSISTANT OVERSEERS, &c. FORMS of Notice of Audit, Collector's Monthly Statement, &c., Poor Rate Receipt Books, with Name of Parish, Particulars of Rate, &c., printed in, can be obtained at the "REPOBTKK OFFIOB at Cheap Rates. Send for Prices. BROOK SCHOOL, LAUGHARNE. BEING a Representative Manager of the above School, I hereby give NOTICFE that I shall not be responsible for any liabilities incurred in connection therewith. (Signed) L. PRICE, Congregational Minister, Sunny Hill, Laagharne. HOUSE AND SHOP TO LET. CORNER HOUSE and SHOP TO LET, facing Little Water-street and Wood's-row food central position commodious business premises, mmediate possession.—Apply to Mr. W. Morgan, 30, King-street, Carmarthen. OLET, the BOAT & ANCHOR INN, Priory Street, Carmarthen. Possession 14th October next.-Apply, Buckley's Brewery, Ltd., Carmarthen. TO LET. the CWMGWILLY ARMS,_ Conwil Road, with land attached. Double licensed. Possession 29th September next.—Apply, Buckley s Brewery, Ltd., Carmarthen. WANTED- MEN, Young and Old, to write for our book, How to become an Electrical Engineer" sent post free. It tells how thousands gain better position and salaries studying Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at Home by post; endorsed by Thomas A. Edison and British Electricians.—Address, Electrical Engineer Institute of Correspondence Instruction, 413, Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, London, E.C.
DURING- the Rhyl Eisteddfod (says the Western Mail) Mr Lloyd George is staying with the Biahop of St. Asaph at the palace. PoTATOBS AT X47,000 AN ACRE.-On the experimental farm of Messrp. John Johnson, at Boston, Lines, a party of experts has been watching the lifting of a root of the new variety, the Pearl. Afterwards several offers were made of five guineas a root, which works out at se47,000 an acre. CABMABTHEH MARKETS—Saturday.—Butter :— Our market has been well supplied with best butter. The quality has been quite up to expecta- tion. We quote from 9|d to IOld per lb. We cannot quote an advance, but the marked closed firm. Cheese The demand for oheese has con- tinued good, and all best goods were sold at from 26s to 29s per owt. ..1 1_ STEANOE things occur oureiue 01 IIUTUIB \nYII mo Western Mail). Years ago a young Glamorgan couple about to be married broke off the match out of pique at the last moment, and they went their plq. different ways. He married another girl and she married another man. A few week ago the son of the former married the daughter of the latter, and stranger still, the old sweethearts of thirty years ago, having lost their partners, got married last WYO0NG PEOPLE'S NONCONFORMIST UNION.—The exceutive of the Young People's Nonconformist Union of Wales are busily engaged in establishing local unions of Young People's Institutions in populous districts of the principality. The plan upon which they are working to this end is very practical. Every necessary information can be obtained upon application to the secretary of the Union Mr J. S. Williams, Forward Movement-hall, Abercynon. HOCKBY CLUB. On Friday evening a meeting in HO I&Y connection with the Hockey Club was held at the Boar's Head Hotel. Mr T. Jones, Golden Anchor, presided. Arrangements were made for the coming season, and several fixtures have already been agreed to. It was decided to take the Pieton Court field for this season's play, A general meeting will be held on Friday evening next, when the officials will be definitely appointed, SAW-Duar INSTEAD OF BP.EAD, "-Preacliing at Commercial-street Baptist Church, Newport, on Sunday, Dr. Minifie, the pastor, said that the Church itself was partly responsible for the pre- valent indifference of the people to the Churches. The congregations were given sawdust from tho pulpits instead ot bread. One of the defects of Nonconformity was that it had failed to adequately instruct it; children in the foundation principles which were the life and soul of the Free Church. Poverty was spreading, and the Churches did not do in social and philaathrohio work what they mistlt. WHILE English workmen are still fighting for an eight hours' day, Mr Tom Mann, in Australia, has raised the banner of a nix hours' day, which he considers the maiimum time any person should be allowed to labour for a wag>\ THE ST. LHGER.—Thi3 great event resulted es follows :-Pretty Polly, 1st Henry the First, 2nd Almscliff. 3rd. Time as taken by Bonscn's chronograph, 3min. 5 4-5secs time last year, 9mins. o 2-osece. PORT KINGSTON'S Rxcoun RUN. Kingstown (Jamaica), Wednesd.i,.y. Messrs Elder-Dempster's direct steamer Port Kingston has arrived here from Avonmouth, having had a record run of 10 days nine hour,Retitcr Mit D. C. DAVIES, man-iger of the Welsh Church Press Company, Lam peter, has been presented with a handsome tiavclling bag, a gold fountain pen in case, wallet, &c., by the employes of the company on his departure for London. AT Pontypridd on Monday the final of the £ 100 130 yards foot handicap was run off, with the following results :-18t, £80, Fred Coombes, Tony- pandy 2nd, E8, Joe White, Swansea; 3rd, j33, A. T. Jenkins, Bedlinog; 4tb, £1 10s., Dan Evans, Tonypandy. Time, 12 4-5 sees. £1 10s. was given to the winners of heats. WELSH FOOTBALL UNION.—The Welsh Football Union Committee will hold an examinations for referees at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, this (Friday) evening, September 9th, at 7 p.m. Applicants must ha?e previously acte U. as referees in junior or other matches, or have actively participated in the game. participated in the game. EMPLOYEE'S EXCIIRSION.-The employees of Messrs Robinson, David & Co., at Cermartuen, held their annual excursion on Thursday, the 1st inst. Cardiff was the place selected, and the party, headed by the manager (Mr Nicholls), paid a visit to the saw mills and timber yards of the company at Cardiff, and to various other objects of interest. EBENEZER WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL.-On Sunday morning, the Rev D. Creigfryn Jones, the new minister, preached in this chapel for the first time. There were unusually large congregations. The reverend gentleman who came her from Neath made an excellent impression, and the friends at Ebenezer are looking forward to an increase of fervour and spiritual life in the Church in the immediate future. CARMARTHEN FOOTBALL CLUB.—The annual meeting of the Carmarthen Football Club was held on Tuesday, when it was decided to run a team during the coming season. Sir John Williams, Bart, Plas, Llanstephan, was elected president, Mr Roes Jones captain Mr D. Thomas vice-captain, and Mr L. H. Thomas secretary. Fixtures had so far been arranged with Ntath, Mountain Ash, Tenby, and other, teams, a sub-committee being deputed to aumdement the list. CARMARTHEN MoNTHLY MARKET was held on Wednesday. There was a fair supply of cattle cows and calves Bold well at prices ranging from zCI2 to £17. Ewes fetched 35s to 40s each lambs fetched 7d to 7id per lb. dead weight. Sales by auction of pedigree rams and lambs were held by Mr D. II. Thomas (Lloyd & Thomas), Mr W. V. H. Thomas (J. Howell Thomas & Son), and Mr T. H. Harries (Mydtim). Prices ranging up to 5 guineas were realised. INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs respect- fully to acknowledge the receipt of the following :-XI 13a from Employes Traffic Depart- ment, G.W.R; periodicals, Mr R. James (Bridge- street), Miss Spurrell (King-street), Miss Hughes (Ty-Hawddgar), Miss Latimer Jones, and Miss Lloyd (32, The Avenue) flowers and fruit. Lord Bishop of St. Davids flowers, Mr Lickley (Queen- street), Mr Lewis (8, Priory-street), and Miss Griffiths (Penllwyn Park); fruit, Miss Lewis (10, The Parade). BERT ANDREWS of Carmarthen, is the only Welsh amateur representative, at the World's Cycling Championships at the Crystal Palace this week. In the two kilometers amateur champion- ship race, however, he lost in his heat, D. Flynn, the Scotch Champion, finishing first. Andrews, however, won his heat in the "repechage," beating Montgomery by a length and a half. He has now a ohance of qualifying to ride in the semi-final. In the one lap professional scratoh race, Sid Jenkins, was first Tom James, 2nd D. J. Walker, Australia, 3rd Hedspath, America, 0. Won by a foot two lengths between second and third. Time 57 4-5sec?, WASTE OF WATER.—As is well known the Carmarthen Borough Police have received rather stringent restrictions to prevent the waste of water. Nobody can throw a bucket of water in the pave- ment in front of his doorstep without receiving a warning not to do it again. Hence many house- holders have lived in hourly terror of a summons. Some people, however, take the bull by the horns. The other morning a man who received a warning, went into the housa and fetched three more buckets of water, and threw them on the pavement in defiance of the police. No proceedings have followed, so the question which is troubling the public is whether the police have any power or whether certain people are exempt. DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN CARMARTHEN M,&N.- One of the best known men in Carmarthen died last week at the Infirmary. Thomas Phillips was well-known to everybody in town, although many knew him by no other name than «• Tom." He was a builder's labourer, and was possessed of enormous strength. He was a powerful, well- built man, but even his great size gave but a slight indication of the enormous strength which he could put forth. When working he was able to move phenomenal weights. He was laid up for some months with a lung affection, which began with a bad cold, and pastted away peacefully after a long illness. Everybody who knew him will regret to hear of his death, for a more harmless man did not live in town. PUPIL TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS.—The following are the boys who gained P. T. scholarships ab the recent examination at the Carmarthen centre "A" SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR THREE YEARS). Edgar George Rees, Pentrepobh Boys' School 475 Jacob Andrews, ditto 431 John Brunker, National Practising School 349 Lewis R. Thomas, Grammar School 336 Bessie Evans, Priory-street School 330 "B" SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR Two YEARS). Henry Lewis, Pentrepoth Boys' School 465 Sydney O. Johns, ditto 456 Percy M. Jones, ditto 450 William Garfield Hopkins, ditto 440 Catherine Davies, National Practising School 409 Elizabeth J. Jenkins, County Girls' School. 409 Wm. Stanley Hodges, Pentrepoth Boys'do. 371 Maggie Bright, Quay-street School 3G8 Leo Thompson, Pentrepoth Boys' School 368 IMPENDING DEPARTURE OF MR. A. J. Ross,- The Carmarthen public generally will hear with unfeigned regret of the depatture from Carmarthen of NIL A J, Roes, who has been many years con- nected with the postal and telegraph service in this town. The number of years during which Mr Ross has been connected with the Carmarthen Post Office would, perhaps, lead one to form an exagger- ated idea of his age. for he commenced at a very early age. The higher officials of the Post Office, and the public with whom he has come in contact, have each alike the highest praise for him in his official eapscity. Before his recent visit to South Africa, he was for many years secretary of the Eng'ish Congregational Sunday School, and since his return he has been closely associated with the work of the church. On Sunday evening the Rev. D. J. Thomas referred to the sorrow with which the members of the church contemplated his departure from amongst them. Mr A. J. Ross will shortly leave for Cardiff, where he will be attached to the engineering staff of the Post Office, and will bear with him the best wishes of all classes and creeds in Carmarthen. DEATH OF Miss RoSE A. PRICE. We regret to record the death of Miss Rose A. Pricp —daughter of Mr John Price, photograher—which took place at her home No. 2, the Parade, Carmarthen, on Friday morning. Miss Price, who was 18 years of age, had been ill for only three weeks, and her untimely death causes gennine regret to all who knew her. She was a member of the choir of the English Baptist Church, and was a very useful worker in everything connected with the ohuroh. The greatest sympathy is felt with her parents and three sisters in their great bereavement. The funeral took place on Monday at the Carmarthen Cemetery the officiating ministers were the Rev A. Fuller Mills and the Rev T. Richard*, Raven Hill. The Rev T. S. Jenkins (brother-in-law of the deceased) was present as one of the mourners. The funeral was public and there was a large attendance. Wreaths were sent by the following amongst others: the choir of the English Baptist Church the young ladies at Mesdames Lewis & Clqre Miss Lewis Mrs Griffiths.Gilfach; the members of the Unitarian Churches of Trebanos and Gellideg Mrs Phillips, Glannant Road; the Rev T. J. Jenkins and Mrs Jenkins. 1ST V.B. WELSH REGIMENT.—Carmarthen Detachment.—Orders for the week ending Saturday, the 17th of September, 1904. Officeis on duty, Lieut. J. Francis. Company orderlies, Sergt. W. Morris, and Lance-Corpl. J. T. Greenwood. Orderly buglers, Lance-Corpl. E. M. Duckfield, Parades, &c, Company Drill on Monday, at 7,30 p.m. dress, plain clothes. Recruits drill every week evening (except Tuesday and Saturday) at 7.30 p.m. Company Annual Rifle Prize Meeting. —This meeting will take place on Thursday, the 15th inst., commencing at 9 o'clock punctually. Programmes may be obtained at the Armoury, or from the Hon. Sec., Lance.- Sorgt Seilo. Entries close to the Hon. Spo., at 9 o'clock on Monday evening, the 12th inst, at the Armoury. Carmarthenshire liifie Association.— It is notified i"r information that the 37th Annual Prize Meeting of the above Association will take place at the Machynis Range, Llanelly, on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20th and 21st, 1904. Entries close to the S C, Col,-Sergt. A. T. Thomas, 9, Coldstream street, Llanally, on Tuesday noon, the 13th of September, 1904. Programmes may be obtained from Sergt.-Insfc. Tuck, n: the Armoury. By order, JUlES JOHN, Captain, Commanding Detachment MARRIAGE AT WATER SIKEET CHAPEL—On Tuesday morning a marriage wss celebrated at Water-street Chapel between Miss Annie Davies (second daughter of Mr Daniel Davies, Rose Cottage, Johnstown), ancl Mr Llewelyn James Collins (son ot Mr Joseph Collins, Station-road, Cockett). The Rev M. H. Jones (pastor of the church) officiated. Miss Jennie Davies (sister of the bride), and Miss Mary Codina (sister of th" bridegroom) acted as bridesmaids the best man was Mr Daniel Davies (brother of the brid-) The bride woro a dress of pale of bltia, trimmed with orange blossom and hit to match; the bridesmaids wore navy blue costumes with black tulle hats. Mr and Mrs Collins left by the ten o'clock train for Ilfraeoai"•-> £ ), where the honeymoon will be spent. WEDDING AT WATER STREET CHAPEL.—On Thursday morning, at Water street C.M. Chapel, the wedding ceremony took place, of Mr Tom Rees, of the Clarendon Press, Oxford (youngest son df Mr and Mrs David Rees, Cambrian place) and Miss Howells, 2, Guild- hall Square. The ceremony was performed by the Rev M. H. Jones, B.A., the pastor. The bride was attired in a dress of putty Venetian cloth, trimmed with cream point d'esprit and silk braid, with black picture hat and was attended by her sister, Miss Lizzie Howells, of Aberystwith, as bridesmaid. Mr John Rees, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the ceremony, the wed- ding party repaired to the residence of Mr Henry Thomas. The Emporium (where the bride has been for a number of years a faith- ful servant) where an excellent breakfast was partaken of. The happy couple left by the two o'clock train for Aberystwith, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were of a numerous, costly, and useful description. MARRIAGE AT PENUEL.—On Saturday there was a considerable amount of decorations displayed in the neighbourhood in honour of the marriage of Miss Annie Owens, of Seymour-terrace, Carmar- then (daughter ef the late Mr David Owen), to Mr Frederick Clayton, of Bonner Park, Londcn, who is well-known in athletic circles in the metropolis. The marriage took place at Peftuel Baptist Church the officiating minister being the Roy. A. Fuller Mills. Miss Lizzie Owens and Miss Mary Owens (nieces of the bride) acted as bridesmaids. Mr James Clayton, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and the brid3 was given away by her brother (Mr W. Owen). Amongst those present from London were the bridegroom's mother, Mr and Mrs Fowler (brother-in-law and sister), Mr and Mra Davie Henry. The presents, which were numerous included a suite of furniture from Mr Raphael, London overmantel from Mr J. P. Oliver, barrister, and Mrs Oliver tea service, Mr J. Clayton dinner service, Mr and Mrs C Fowler; toilet service and standard lamp, Mr and Mrs D. Henry silver bread platter, Mr J. Pringle fruit dish and salad bowl, Mr R. Ross marble clock, Mr Williams, dentist carpet, Mrs F. Bayliss fender and fire brasses, Mr W. Owen carving knife and fork, Mr H. Williams (London). ENGLISH WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL —Last Sunday the Carmarthen English Wesleyans held their Sunday School Anniversary Services, the pulpit being occupied in the morning by the resident Pastor (the Rev E. Owen), who extracted from the interesting story of the little captite maid and the great service she rendered to her Kingly Master (2 Kings, Chapter V), some important lessons both for children and adults. In the after- noon a united gathering of the scholars of the four English Nonconformist Sunday Schools was held, under the presidency of Mi Collins Davies, Hall- street. The following were also ou the platform :— Rev A. Fuller Mills (Baptist) Rev D. J. Thomas (Congregational) Mr Wesley Jones of Llanelly and Mr Townsend, the Avenue. Mr Mills opened the proceedings with prayer, and after a hymn had been sung, Mr Townsend read a portion of scripture. After another hymn Mr James Bright (representing Zion C.M. Chapel), also prayed, and then the President gave a shortl but stirring [speech on the need for more enthusiastic Christian work, and also advocated very strongly the institution of preparation classes for teachers. Mr Wesley Jones then followed with an encouraging address, in which he gave some interesting and personal experience. After a few remarks by Mr D. J. Thomas, the meeting was brought to a close with prayer. The evening service was conducted by Mr Wesley Jones, who took for his text 1 Peter, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4, and preached an excellent sermon full of evangelistic fire and vigour. Collections were made after each service in aid of the Wesleyan Sunday School funds.
I United Counties Agricultural Society. A meeting of the Council of the above Society was held at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. The chair was occupied by Mr C. Morgan Richardson, and there were present: Mr C. W. R. Stokes, Tenby; Rev R. G. Lawrence, Nantgaredig Mr Edward Lewis, Cillefwr; Mr John Phillips, Caerlleon Mr n. G. Owen, Hafod; Mr John Scourfield, Blaenwernddu Dr Bowen Jones, Carmarthen; Mr S. Thomas, Bwlchgwynt; Mr R. E. Jennings, Gellideg; Sir Owen Scourfield, Bt. Mr J. W. Harries, Pilroath Mr R. Footman, Havodwen Mr David Davies, Newcastle Emlyn; Mr James Davies, Knowles; Mr Herbert Lewis, Hean Castle; Mr J. B. P. Thomas, Derllys Court; Mr D. Burnett, Golden Grove; Mr Evans, Bletherstone; and the Secretary (Mr D. H. Thomas). BUTTER NOT COLOURED. Mrs Pryse, of Ystradwrallt, wrote saying that Miss Brown, the judge of the butter at the show had stated that the butter exhibited by her was artificially coloured. She did not think it was right that a statement like that should be made publicly; it was perfectly un- true. Miss Brown had since apologised to her for making the statement but it was not right that they should have judges who were not more competent to judge. MEASURING PONIES. The Secretary stated that Mr Dd. Davies, of Blaenpistill, Cardigan, had sent a pony into the ring, and had won a first priez, although he had been told that it was not according to measurement.—A letter was read from -r David Davies, who said that lie did not waive his claim to the prize. He said tnat the animal had not been measured correctly, and that the measurer (Mr J. F. Rees) was himseir a competitor.—The Secre- tary said that this latter statement was un- true. Mr Rees did compete at the show, but not in this class.—It was unanimously deci- ded to uphold the ruling of Mr J. F. Rees. A GOOD CUP WANTED. Mr Wynford Philipps wrote stating that having won Mr Lort Philipps' cup three times it was now his property. He thought that they ought to have a cup at Carmarthen open to the world, and valuable enough to bring some of the best animals in the kingdom down to Carmarthen. In that way the people could see better horses than they usually saw. If they agreed to collect for such a cup, he would subscribe £ 10. Col. Lewes: That is a good commencement. Dr Jones thought that they ought to decide concerning it now. The Chairman said that they would not draw up the prize list until the January meeting. He though that they would all be happy to subscribe to such a worthy object. Mr Stokes proposed that they thank Mr Philipps for his offer, and that they endeavour to raise the balance of the sum required to offer a valuable cup.—This was agreed to. RAILWAY COMPANY'S COMPLAINT- THE SOFTY'S REJOINDER. Mr C. Bowen, the stationmaster at Car- marthen wrote complaining that on the even- ing of the show day exhibitors did not bring their cattle to be trucked until long after the arranged time, and that in consequence the special train had been delayed, and the train interfered with the service generally. Sir Owen Scourfield asked if it would not be better to have the train a bit later. The train was arranged to suit the show, not the show to suit the trains. Mr C. W. R. Stokes said that last year, the Council had made compaint of the lateness of the hour at which the train had reached its destination. He quite agreed with what Mr Bowen had said. They ought to impress on exhibitors the absolute necessity of sending their stock down to the station in good time. The Chairman said that the train was to have started at 4.30 p.m. It did not start, however, until 6 p.m., although they were at the station in time. His cattle did not reach home until 11 p.m. The Company ought to give notice what the time was, and then let the train go at the time. Mr C. W. R. Stokes said that the men with cattle, instead of going to the station, were hanging about the town. The Chairman About the public houses. Mr J. Scourfield said that the men in charge of the cattle were without anything to eat until 4 p.m., and they were bound to get something to eat then. It was impossible to get the cattle out of the trucks at Whit- land for three and a quarter hours after they arrived. The animals were kept out in the siding In the wind and rain until after nine o'clock, and they were shivering when they were let out. Perhaps that had been caused by the half hours delay at Carmarthen he could not say. The railway officials gave all sorts of excuses-excursions and Irish goods. The Llanboidy cattle were not home until two or three o'clock in the morning. It was unanimously decided to draw the attention of the company to the unreason- able delay in the sidings at Whitland. PROPOSED AMALGAMATION WITH GLAMORGANSHIRE. The Chairman said that this was not a new idea. It was contemplated when the society was first started that it should develop into a larger society than it was at the beginning, and that they would take in Glamorganshire and possibly one or more of the other Welsh counties. He said this in order that it might be understood that the idea was not brought forward in opposition to the Aberystwith show. It was in accordance with their ori-1 ginal scheme, and was brought forward now because the time seemed to be opportune, The old Glamorganshire society was now in liquidation. There would be no need to change the name of the society it would be managed exactly as it was at present, except that there would be representatives of Gla- morganshire on the committee. Possibly the show would be held every fourth year in Gla- morganshire, being held in Carmarthen for the three counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke. He did not think the fact of taking the show to Glamorganshire occasion- ally would do it any harm it would do them good to go to Qowbridge, Cardiff, or Swan- sea occasionally, and prevent them getting into the same grove. It would bring them increased gate money; and it ought to bring them an increase in the subscription list. The Hunters Society was already in the same position; but they ought not to make the mistake the Hunters Society did. That body did not get many subscriptions from Glamor- ganshire. They ought to have a guar- antee of adequate financial support from Gla- morganshire, they ought to have about one- third of their subscriptions from that county. There was another matter which affected them and that was the prizes offered by the breed- ing societies. He had heard that an effort would be made by Aberystwith to get the Shorthorn Society's prize for South Wales at their show on the ground that it was an open show, whilst the United Counties show was only open to a portion of South Wales. Of course that meeting could not bind the society they could express a. pious opinion that it was desirable to extend the area of the society so as to include Glamorganshire. Dr Jones asked what about Brecon 'and Radnor. The Chairman said that it would be im- possible to get much of a gate there. Sir Owen Scourfield said that the railway communication there was very bad. A letter was read from Mr D. T. Alexander of Cardiff, on behalf of the Glamorganshire Chamber of Agriculture suggesting that the idea should be taken up. The Rev R. G. Lawrence moved that it was desirable that they should amalgamate with Glamorganshire provided adequate financial support were guaranteed. Dr Bowen Jones seconded. Mr R. Footman thought that they ought to go alternately to Swansea, Cardiff, and Carmarthen. Mr J. Scourfield said that it appeared to him that Glamorganshire was going down, and that the United Counties was going to raise them up. n Mr J. W. Harries said that it would reduce the entry list from this neighbourhood. He should not like to see it going further than owansea. The Chairman thought that they had better forward a copy of the resolution to the secre- taries of the Glamorganshire societies, and not make tne mistake the Aberystwith people had made in starting their show. This was agreed to. The following sub-oommittee was appointed to consider the matter further: Chairman, Sir Marteine Lloyd, Mr D. Davies (New- castle Emlyn), Mr Stokes, Mr Yorke, Mr Footman and Mr Scourfield. 1 WELSH BREEDS. Sir Owen Scourfield thought that they -:)' ought to have a class at the show for cattle other than blacks or shorthorns. In the classes open to breeds other than blacks, no others had a chance against the shorthorn. He thought that there should be a class for Herefords and cross-bred cattle and others. But he thought that no cross-bred animal should be eligible for competition at this show except it were black on one side. The white- faced black-a cross between the black and the Hereford-made a very good animal. He thought it a great pity that in a show held in Wales there should not be a class for Welsh sheep. He was sorry to see at the Royal that all the Welsh sheep came from North Wales. Mr David Davies said that there were plenty of Welsh sheep and Welsh mutton to be had. A cross between the Welsh and the Shropshire produced excellent mutton. The Chairman said that he quite agreed with what had been said. He hoped that some gentleman would come forward, and offer a prize for this class. Sir Owen Scourfield moved that "Welsh sheep be included in next years schedule.— The Chairman seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. BUYING PRIZE WINNERS. A letter was read from a meeting of sheep breeders at the Park Hotel, Whitland, shortly before the recent show. The meeting urged the society to enforce the observance of the rule so that sheep should not be shown nor the prizes paid except the animals had been the requisite time (three months) the pro- perty of the exhibitor. The Chairman said that the society could not deal with a vague statement like that. The complainants should combine together, and bring home a case of breach of the rules against those guilty. Mr John Phillips gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that they alter the rule, so that animals need not be the pro- perty of the exhibitor for the last three months, but only on the day of the show. Mr John Scourfield said that it was well known that this rule was broken, but it was impossible to prove a case very often. People knew by the look of a Shropshire sheep whe- ther it had wintered in Wales. Some people would send to England shortly before the show, and order a "winner" to be sent down regardless of cost. It was impossible for any tenant farmer to compete against that. Even if the animal was in the possession of the exhi bitor for three months, it was not a genuine case a breeder would have them since the previous September in order to have their off-spring. DATE OF THE SHOW. A discussion then took place over the date of next year's show. The Secretary said that he thought August fair would be the best date, but next year it would fall on a Saturday, which would make it impossible. The best gate was in 1903, and then the show was held earlier than usual. Mr John Scourfield thought that it was better to lose a little in the ate, and to have a good entry as they had this year. The gate was not everything. Dr Jones moved that the show be held on the 10th of August. Mr Scourfield said that they had to con- sider whether they were going to destroy the smaller societies which had acted as nurseries for tne show. If the show was held early in August, it would do as happened last year- force all the shows into a week at the end of July. The only society which held its show after the United Counties was St. Clears, and there they saw one bull in a class. The entries aiere were not numerous. The Secretary said that the little shows were cutting their own throats. What sense was there in Sir Arthur Stepney or Mr Foot- man sending a bull to St. Cears. These shows ought to be confined to a certain number of parishes. Mr Scourfield moved and Mr Evans secon- ded that the show be held on the 24th of August. Dr Jones's proposition was carried by seven votes against four. ABORTION IN CATTLE. On the suggestion of the Bath and West of England Society, a resolution was passed for a Departmental Committee to enquire into the subject of abortion in cattle.
| Llandilo Police Court. I SATERRDAY- Before Mr L. N. Powell, Hon. W. F. Rice, and Mr W. N. Jones, THE APPROACHING SHOWS. Mr Ambrose, of the Cawdor Arms, and Mr D. Jones, of the Black Ox Hotel, were granted occasional licenses from 11 to 5 for the sale of intoxicating drinks on the grounds of Llandilo Agricultural Society's Show, and a similar liconse was granted to Mrs Edwards, of the Cross Inn Hotel, for the Ammanford Show. THE DRINK. Thomas Price, Llanegwad, was charged with being drunk.-P.C. Davies, Llandilo, deposed to finding the defendant lying down drunk in the New-road, Llandilo, at 11.16 p.m. on the 5th of August.-Fined 10s. RESISTING A BAILIFF. Gwen Evens, Prospect-place, Garnant, was charged with the above offence.-J ames Thomas, deposed that he was a county court bailiff, and on the 25th of August last, he had a commitment against the defendant from the Swansea County Court. She was in a neighbour's house, and he called her into her own. She asked what he wanted, and he told her. It was for 9s. 3d., or 14 days. She told him to go to h-. He asked her whether she was going to PIiY or not, or he would have to take her into custody' She kept shouting and bawlinsr, and she rushed for the poker (produced), and she aimed at his head. He saved the blow with his arm. He then closed with her, aad took her outside. She then bit him and scratched him, and when she got one arm loose threw dirt in his face. She pretended to faint, and her brother William came on and took her away. Later on witness took a policeman with him and she paid the money.—By Def He did not first take hold of her. She denied the evidence, but had nothing herself to say, but would call P.C. Tudor, who said that on the 2nd irst., Thomas picked up the poker, and said that was what he was struck with by her. She showed some scratches in the inside of her lips. She paid the 9s. 3d -Mr Thomas I told you she had escaped from my arrest ? Witness Yes.- Mr Thomas I felt it my duty not to give her a chance the second time, as she had declined to pay.—Defendant said that she alleged that prosecutor had been to her house eight months ago and had no right.—Prosecutor said he was there for mcney from a lodger.- Superintendent Evans said that she had been bound over to keep the peace for six months. The Clerk did not think that any vindictivenese had been shown in the case. Defendant admitted that she had been bound over to keep the peace, but declared that it was not she who had broken it this time.—Mr Powell: There is no doubt you acted very foolishly. The bench must protect the servants of the Court. You will be find 5s. and costs, but you must not repeat this sort of thinir. WERE THEY EL DORADO POTATOES ? John Morris (19), and Joseph Sirumons (18), both pleaded to lodging in an outhouse at Llandilo, without any visible means of subsistence. They were also both charged with stealing potatoes, which were said to be of the value of fourpencee but which Morris said were only six in all.—J. Bowen, railway labourer, said he was going yesterday morning to the cabin to get tools. He found both in the hut. They said they were sheltering from the rain. They came out and went with him to the station. Witness noticed potatoes had been taken fro the railway siding garden.— In answer to the Bench, Morris said he was from Wigan, and Simmons from Birmingham.—Supt. Evans said they had been in custody for a day.- For stealing the potatoes they were each sentenced to seven days, and also to seven days for sleeping in the cabin, both sentences to run concurrently. -To the few who were in court the sentence created something like a sensation.
Tivyside Hounds. The first meet of the Tivyside Hunt was held on Friday morning, at Noyaddtrefawr, the residence of the late master, Captain Pryse, for cub hunting. Although the meet was at an early hour of five, a large contingent of sportsmen turned out, amongst those present being Major Newland (field master of the hunt), Captain Pryse and Mrs Pryse, Mr C. H. L. Fitzwilliams, Mr. J. Fitzwilliams, Mr J. Brenchley, Miss Roch, and Dr. J. Powell. A large number of litters of young cubs were dispersed, and the sport ended in blooding the hounds at one of the Noyadd covers. After three lours of most enjoyable sport in lovely weather, the party dispersed.
Wedding at Panteg, Carmarthen. The wedding of the Rev Samuel Williams, the popular minister of Zoar Congregational Chapel, Maesteg, was celebrated on Wednes- day at Pantteg Chapel, near Carmarthen. The bride was Miss Griffiths, of Llaen Farm, near Carmarthen. The officiating minister was t -e Rev E. H. Davies, liethania, Llanon assisted by the Rev D. Thomas, Llanybri and the Rev Peter Davies, Pantteg. Mr Griffiths, draper, Gilfach Goch, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Miss Hannah Williams^ sister of the bridegroom, was the bridesmaid. The bride was given away by Mr Griffiths, Cruglas Farm, the bride's uncle. Several friends sat down to the wedding breakfast, which was held at the bride's home, after which the happy pair left for Towyn, North Wales, where the honeymoon will be spent.
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BIRTHS. FORBES. On September 3rd, at Waungron House, Whitland, the wife of Mr Edward A. Forbes, of a daughter. AIORGAN, -September 2nd, at Blue-street, Car- marthen, the wife of Mr D. R. Morgan, grooer and provision merchant, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. COLLIN s- DA-IES. Sept. Gth, at Water st. Chapel, Carmarthen, by the Rev M. H. Jones, pastor, Mr Llewellyn James Collins (son or Mr Joseph Collins, Station road, Cockett) to Miss Annie Davies (second daughter of Mr Daniel Davies, Rose Cottage, Johnstown Carmarthen). DAVIEs-RICHARDs,-Septcmber 6, at Bettws Church, near Newport, Mon., by the Rev D. Jesse Evans (Vicar), assisted by the Rev R. Llovd Jones (Rector of Bettws Derry Ormond), brother-in-law of the bridegroom, the Rev Llewellyn Lloyd Davies, Vicar of Whitchureh, near Cardiff, to Laura Mar- garet, only daughter of the late William Richards, of Llanychavel, Malpas, near Newport, Mon. At home October 10th and 11th. 11th. CLAYTON—OWENS.—Sept. 10th, at Pennel Baptist Chapel, Carmarthen, by the Rev A. Fuller Mius, Mr Frederick Clayton, of Bonner Park, London, to Miss Annie Owens (daughter of the late Mr David Owens, Seymour terrace, Carmarthen). REES—HOWELLS.—Sept. 8th, at Water street Chapel, Carmarthen, by the Rev M. H. Jones, B.A., pastor, Mr Thomas Rees, of the Clarendon Press, Oxford (and formerly of the "Reporter" Office, Carmarthen) to Miss Margaret Howells ("Maggie"), of Aberystwith. DEATH. PRICE.—Sept. 2nd, at 2, Parade, Carmarthen Miss Rosa A. Price, daughter of Mr J. Price, photographer, aged 18 years.
THE United Counties Agricultural Society will shortly consider the propriety of amalgamating with Glamorganshire. It turns out, however, that there is no Glamorganshire Society with which they can amalgamate, the old organisation of that county being defunct. In plain English the suggestion is that Glamorganshire should take over the United Counties Show as a going concern, People in this district have worked up the show, while the Glamorgan Society has gone down, and it is suggested that these should now be amal- gamated. When the United Counties Society was established it was pointed out that if it in included all South Wales we should seldom get it further west than Swansea. Already it is suggested that our society-which is in a highly flourishing condition- should be held in town at various Glamorganshire centres. If these centrcB are so suitable for shows why can't the Glamorganshire people hold shows of their own, and why can't we go on as before? Let Glamorganshire be admitted to the United Counties Agricultural Society as to the United Connties Hunters' Society, but let not the three counties enter into a lease to be dominated by the junior partner. Let the show be open to Glamorganshire by all means, and if the Glamorganshire people want it held in their county let them take their ehance of carrying that by a majority at the meetings of the society. One can well see the advantage which the new scheme will be to Glamorganshire, but the benefit to the three western counties is not so evident. To be Bure we might-or they might-get a good gate at Swansea or Cowbridge but if a show is only run to make a gate there is a danger of its main purpose being lost sight of. In spite of its gf and 11 gates the Glamorganshire society is dead, and despite the fact that we have never had a Swansea, Cowbridge, or a Cardiff gate our society is flourishing. Can't we leave well enough alone? Amalgamation is out of the question, but there is a possibility of our society being swallowed up by Glamorganshire. If that comes to pass there will fca a demand for a local show at Carmarthen, and the United Counties Show will only be to us as the Bath aud West of England is now.
The Auctioneers' Institute. The annual conference of the Auctioneers' Institute of the United Kingdom opened at Cardiff on Thursday morning of last week, members having assembled in the Welsh mettropolis from all parts of the British Isles on the previous day. The aptual business proceedings took place on Friday, at the Town-hall, and Thursday was chiefly devoted to a most interesting tour, arranged by the local committee, to Chepstow, bnd hence on to the Wynoliff, Tintern Abbey, through the lovely Wye Valley to Monmouth, and back to Cardiff via Raglan. The members and visitors to the number ot 140, assembled at the Cardiff Great Western Railway Station at 9.30 a.m., and proceeded by a special train to Chepstow, a contingent from Newport joining the party en route. The annual provincial meeting was formally opened on Friday, when the members mustered in large numbers at the Council Chamber, at 10 a.m., to hear Mr D. T. Alexander's presidential address The President, wearing his chain of office, occupied the Mayor's chair, and supporting him in the aldermanio seats were many ex-presidents and vice-presidents of the Institute. Mr Alexander delivered an admirable address on The growth of municipal expenditure." The Chairman of the Reception Committee was Mr W. J. Rees, of Swansea, and Mr Herbert Alexander acted as secretary. Biographical details of the members of the Reception Committee appeared in the Western Mail, and the following particulars were given of two local gentlemen who were present at the Conference JlfJo. John Francis, Carmarthen'. Mr. John Francis, Myrtle Hill, Carmarthen, is descended from i family al ways connected with agriculture, who resided at Penygraig, Abergwilly, Carmarthenshire, in succession for 600 years, He was educated at the Grammar School, Carmarthen, and commerced in estate agency business under the late Mr. Jacob Rees, of Swansea. Commencing business in Car- marthen and Llandilo as an auctioneer in 1873, he has had a successful career, his name being well- known throughout the whole of South Wales. He acts as agent to some very fine and large estates, including: the Ffynone Estate in Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, and Carmarthenshire, the Arden Estate also in Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthenshire Alltyferin Estate, Macnamara Estate, Glangwilly Estate, and several other properties He is constantly engaged in arbitrations of all kinds, and in railway matters, and is a commissioner of taxes, a surveyor under the Board of Trade, and secretary of several useful concerns. About four years ago he took his eldest son into partnership, and the style of the firm now is Messrs. John Francis and Son. Mr. rv. V. Howell Thomas, Carmarthen: Mr. W. V. Howell Thomas is the senior partner of the firm of J. Howell Thomas and Son, estate agents and auctioneers, Carmarthen, and is the eldest son of the late Mr. John Howell Thomas, J.P., of Starling Park, Carmarthen. He is 38 years of age, and was educated at Shrewsbury School, and Worcester College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the Auctioneer's Institute. Mr Thomas acts as agent for several larpe estates in Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, and Breconshire, and has a large auctioneer's business, especially in agricultural property, as well as in pedigree stock of all sorts He has been an exhibitor of horses and dogs for a great many years, and has also acted as judge of horses and dogs at most of the principal shows in Wales. He is hon. secretary of the Carmarthenshire Hunt Steeplechases, and takes a great interest in everything appertaining to sport. He is an alderman of the borough of Carmarthen, and a Conservative in politics. In the afternoon an enjoyable garden party was held at Bryneithin, Dinas Powis (the residence of the President), and in the evening a banquet was held at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff. On Saturday the members visited the New Law Courts and Town-hall, and other places of interest in the neighbourhood. It is stated that the Cardiff Conference of 1904 will be long remembered by the members of the institute, as one of the most successful in its history. This, occurring in the year of his presidency must be especially gratifying to the veteran Cardiff auctioneer, Mr. D. T. Alexander. The members of the local committee also strove hard to make the conference a sucoees. In the achievement of this object they were greatly assisted by Mr. Hubert Alexander, their secretary, who revpaled the possession to very high degree of that valuable quality—organising power.
PENOAEEEG. LOCAL WILL.—Probate of the will of Mr! Benjmin Lewis, of Talfedu, PencaTreg, Carmar- thenshire, who died on the 16th November, 1903, has now been granted to his widow, Mrs Mary Lewie, by whom the testator's estate haa been valued at £:)3 7s. 6d anm POWDER THE BEST BAKING POWDER IN Till WORLD.
The Tivyside Foxhounds. PRESENTATION TO THE LATE MASTFR CAPTAIN WEBLEY PARRY-PRYSE For the past five years the Tivyside foxhounds has been mastered by Captain Webley Parry-Pryse Neuadd, Trefawr, probably, next to Col Howell, Pantgwyn, one of the most popular masters of that hunt. On Tuesday Captain Pryse was entertained to luneheo.i at the Salutation Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn, at which the elite of Tivyride and the hunt generally met to do honour to thier late master by presenting him with a handsome silver candelabra as an appreciation of his generous services. Colonel Howell was in the chair. On the base cf the candelabra was engraved "Presented to Cartain Webley Parry-Pryse by the members of the hunt, and a few others, in remembrance of the excellent sports shown by him during his five years' mastatship of the Tivyeide Foxhounds. 1904." On one side was the Gogerssan crest, and on the reverse thp Tivyside Hunt motto, Floreaut litora Tivyside." The presentation was made by Colonel Howell in a most felicitous terms, and in r:sponce Captain Pryse alluded feelingly to the support he had received all round, but more especially so from the farmers throughout the hunting district,
LLANDILO. AN LD LANDMARK.—The old tree that stood opposite the entrance to the Park for many years in a lifeless condition, fell on Sunday .ast, That it had not been "felled" long ago was a wonder. A NEW MINISTFR.-The Rev Mr Ellis, for- merly of St. David's, commenced his ministry at the Weslevan Chapel on Sunday last. In the evening ne preached very acceptably to a large congregation in English. AN OLD SHOT.—If Ex-Sergt. Tompkins carries out his intention of attending the annual competition of the Carmarthenshire Rifle Volunteers, it will be the 36th consecu- tive occasion on which he has done so. That is something like a. record. THE Parish Church of St. Teilo is now closed for improvement, etc., and amongst the latter is to be the installation of the elec- tric light. Knowing from what quarters the opposition to the lighting of the town with electricity came, this has come as a genuine surprise to the advocates for the light. SHOOTING SUCCESS.—The effect of the estab- lishment of the Rifle Club at Llandilo is being seen to advantage. These columns have al- ready borne testimony to it. At the recent Battalion Rifle meeting at Penally, we had further testimony, when Col.-Sergt. G. W. Jenkins, of the Llandilo Coy., won the first prize of t2 10s in the competition at the 500 yards range. The other prize winners from the same Company were Pte. T. Lewis 10s, Lieut. J. R. Williams 5s. In the 200 yards Snap Shooting Competition, Col.-Sergt. Jen- kins and Pte. R. 0. Davies each won 10s, Lance-Corpl. T. Davies and Pte. J. Morgan 5s each. The aggregate prize of £ 1 in the above compettion was also won by Col.-Sergt. Jenkins. He has received numerous congra- tulations, from the Col. of the Battalion down to privates, on his success. SCHOOL TTEAT.-On Monday afternoon the scholars of the Ffairfach Council School were given a rare treat at Tregeyb, the residence of Mr J. W. Gwynne Hughes. Mrs Gwynne Hughes is one of the managers of the school, and the treat was in fulfilment of a promise made to the scholars on the occasion of the last entertainment. On Monday they marched from ilie school, under the superintendence of the teachers to Tregeyb, where they were welcomed in front of the mansion by Mr, Mrs, and Miss Gwynne-Hughes. Quickly dispers- ing on the lawn, the little ones were soon fully employed at the various games that had been so thoughtfully provided for them, and the lawn presented a very animated scene. An excellent tea was provided for them, to which it is quite unnecessary to say they did more than ample justice. That being over, an adjournment was made to an adjoining field, where races of all kinds were indulged in, the winners being duly rewarded. As dusk approached, there was a return to the lawn, when -ir Morgan, the headmaster, on behalf of the children, thanked Mr and Mrs Gwynne Hughes for their kindness. Hearty cheers were sent up. Mrs Hughes in a few felicitous remarks expressed the pleasure it gave them to have the children there. After God Save the King and Hen Wlad fy Nluxdau had been sung, the children were regaled with lemon- ade, buns, and apples, and went away re- joicing and looking forward to the next treat, which they were promised.