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St. David's College, Lampeter. CHRISTMAS EXAMINATIONS. B.A. Degree, (ordinary—Class I.—R. Thomas; Class lt.-D. Davies (P.), D. R. Davies, D. Jones, J. E. Leonard, M. Morris, D, Williams; Cla;is -Ill.. Hughe, J. P. Jones, D. E. G. Lloyd, Licence in Divinity.—Class III.—H. J. Evans, J. A. C. Howell, John Jones (G.), D. J. Thomas, D. D. Williams. Theological Certificate, supplemental for graduates- Class II.—J. S. Davies, D. 0. Thomas, Evan Thomas. Theological, Certificate, third year specialists—Class L- T.H. Richards; Class II.-David Davies (B.), A. Hughes, A. E. Jones, T. G. Jones. Moderations.— Ordinary— Class II— E. Lumley and D. T. Owen. Class In.J. M. Beddoe, J. S. Davies, D. T. Jones, R. Jones, W. W. Jones, J. S. D. Roberts, D. A. Thomas R. F. Thomas, and B. G. L. Williams. Theo- logical certificate (second year specialists).— Class II.—E. M. James and A. B. Jones. Class III.—D. D. Evans and G. Wijliams. Responsions.— Ordinary.— Class III.—E. F. Davies, J. Davies. A. G. Jones, D. A. Jones. Greek only.—Class III.—T. G. Jones First Year Bieflni^ls.- CJlpss I-—E- T. S. Ottley. Su iplement^ry.— Class III.— W. M, Wright, ——■ I
Ordination at St. David's. A general ordination was held by the Lord Bishop of St. David's at the pariah church of St. Mary, Swansea, on Snnday, when the following were ordained deacon and licensed to curacies: —Alexander Edward Donaldson, M.A., Exeter College, Oxford, to the chaplaincy, of Christ College, Brecon David Jamese, B-A., St David's College) Lampeter, to the curacy of Llangattook wi|jj Llangenny Bree Richard Thomas, St. David's College, Lampeter, to the curacy of Longhor, Glam. The following were ordained priestsJohn Lumley Davies, Lie, Dir, St. David's College, Lampeter, ciirate of Worren with St, Twynnells. Thomsa Joseph Evans.J B.A., St. David's College. Lampeter, curate cf Cardigan Williana James GraTell, B A., St, David's College, Lampeter, chaplain of St. David's College, Lampeter John Jenkin Jones, University of Durham, curate of Llandilofawr, Carmarthen Evan Alfred Williams, B.A St. David's College, Lampeter, curate of S'. Thoma-, Swansea.
LLANFALLTEG. FUNERAL OF MB. FLIRMING. -The funeral of MR Fleming, of Tegfynydd House. Llanfalltcg, whos" tragio death we report in our back page, took at Llaniallteg Church on Wednesday morning. The injured brother, Mr Fleming, sen., who was (}le to attend in an invalid carriage, and a brother from London, and other relatives wer6 the chiet mourners. The Rev J. Evab's otioisted the service i being very impressive throughout1.
I Are the Carmarthenshire Church Schools, Rate-Aided f PROF.LBSOR JONES ADHERES TO HIS STATEMENT. To the Editor Carmarthen Weekly Beporier. SlR,-A great deal has been made of my action at the Free Churches Council meeting held at Carmarthen on the 9th inst., and it was due to those with whom I have usually worked that I should now throw some light on the situation, so far as I can do so without touching on matters that are not already before the public. I shall in this statement only maKe use of documents and figures which have been published. I went to the meeting without any intention whatever of speaking, and it was only when Mr Lloyd George made a personal attack on Mr Lloyd Morgan that I interfered. That a stranger should invade the constituency of my inti- mate friend ,and distort facts for the pur- pose of holding him up to public obloquy was really a little more than I could bear. As to the facts themselves, what I said at the meeting was strictly and literally true, and there is not the slightest justification for the outburst that followed. My words, as reported in the local papers, were "We have already paid about E2,500 beyond the money grants received on account of the Voluntary Schools." I have since gone into the matter more carefully, and with a full record before me of all the moneys received and paid by our Education Committee on the special account of the Voluntary schools during the first year of the working of the Act, that is, from September 30th, 1903, to September 30th, 1904, and I say that my estimate of about R2,500 was below the mark. If my detractors dispute it, will they kindly make the investigation for themselves? It is of some importance that they should do so, for this is a question that touches the honour of the Council, and if, when I am right, they say that I am wrong, they are not treating the public fairly. It is not enough that a stranger to the county lure Mr E. R. Davies should declare that he had it on the autho- rity of the clerk of the Education Committee that "there was not a word of truth in the statement" I had made. Those who have read the clerk's letter to the Press will know that Mr Davies misrepresented the clerk. What I ask is, that the men ajnong ourselves who desire to guide the public to an honest conclusion should at least take the trouble to study the facts. The statement that the Welsh policy had saved our county £9,000 in rates was made ¡ for the purpose of damaging Mr Lloyd Mor- gan, and when I protested and attempted to explain I was shouted down. It is well known that Messrs Lloyd George and E. R. Davies have in their own county a pretty little quarrel to settle with Mr Bryn Roberts on this particular point. Mr Bryn Roberts in addressing his constituents in South Car- narvon lately made a statement to the effect that the Welsh Policy was unworkable with- out "juggling with the rates." If tliiv really believe in the truth and righteousness of the Policy nobody denies their right to go forth to all the counties of Wales to preach their gospel to every sceptic, provided they use arguments and not abuse, but surely they ought to begin at "Jerusalem"—with Mr Bryn Roberts and his constituents, and their mission ought like charity to begin at home, but ivir E. R. Davies seems to know more about Carmarthenshire than about South Carnarvonshire, and was confident that here the Welsh Policy had saved us a 3d rate. "He had gone into the figures," lie said, "with Mr H. Jones Davies with the result that he found that the rates would not have been 3d but 5d in the iC, and he would tell them how it worked out. The education rate in the county of Carmarthen is lOd in the L. There are 12,000 children in Council schools and 5,000 in the Church schools. The rate at lOd in the £ works out at £1,500 for every thousand children. If the same stan- dard had been applied to the Voluntary schools, it would have required L7,500 for the 5,000 ohildren. A penny rate produced £1,500, so that the expenditure of £7,500 would have meant a fivepenny rate." But who can trust men who say a tenpenny rate when their own sum works out at a rate of only fourpence and a fraction. It may be true that our tenpenny rate produces £1,500 and we may assume, for the sake of argu- ment that the whole amount thus produced is expended on the Council schools. But the question is, how much of it is expended on what is known as "maintenance"? The annual instalments on loans and inte- rest alone amount to £ 5,564, that is for the year mentioned, and to this must be added all the other expenditure not chargeable to maintenance, such as salaries of the educa- tion clerks, attendance officers and archi- tect, structural repairs, printing, advertising and potsages, so that we have here £ 8,000 or more which must be subtracted from the £ 15,000 before we arrive at the cost of "maintenance." This gives us £ 7,000 for the education of 12,849 children in average attendance in the Council schools for the month of September last aocording to the official figures supplied to every member of the Education Com- mittee at the beginning of October last. And a simple calculation will now show that for the 4 433 children in average attendance in the Voluntary schools, according to the same official figures, a sum of t2,415 would be re- quired which, on a basis of £ 1,500 per penny rate, is equal to a rate of a little over lid in the L. But Mr Lloyd George, who derided me for not understanding his figures, thought that the rate would be at least 3d, and that that 3d wou.u produce £ 9,000, and the other other s-ranger from Carnarvonshire, relying on the figures and arithmetic of Mr H. Jones Davies, thought that it would certainly be 5. Yours, etc., D. E. JONES.
Canon Camber Williams and the Key. Joseph Harry. To the Editor Carmarthen WeeTdy Reporter. Sir,—The self-revelation of the Rev Joseph Harry is now, I think, fairly complete. There are two points whidh he has in a special manner made clear. (1) His sense of truth. Permit me to re- mind yoiii-readcrs- (a) That he made a false charge against the managers of the Carmarthen Church Schools, viz., that an increase in salaries, made during the year Feb. 28, 1901—Feb. 28, 1902, was made "when the Education Act was before Parliament," that is, during the period March 22, 1902-January, 1903. He knows that the charge is false, yet he persists in maintaining it. (b) That he wrote me a short letter in which he made five false statements respect- ing the education of his only child. When I pointed these out he sent me no word of re- gret or apology. (c) In his last letter to the Press he says, that I allowed "a false report of my speech to remain uncorrected when my attention had been called to the matter." The public will remember that the "Journal" Reporter corrected his report in the next issue, not to mention that the "Welshman" categorically stated that I had not made the statement referred to. It is not often that a person who aspires to the position of a public man has shown such entire disregard of the obli- gations of truth. (2). His conception of a. gentleman. His letter is a striking exposition of his theory of good manners in controversy; scurrility and puerile vulgarity being according to this newest code of etiquette, the special marks of a gentleman. Mr Lloyd Georgels statements to which he refers in his letter are on about the same level of veracity as the Rev Joseph Harry's own, vide Archdeacon Williams' of Llan- ystumdwy's letter to the "Western M¡Ül," Friday Dec. 16, 1904. I now beg to commend these two special traits in the Rev Joseph Harry, as self-re- vealed, to the attention of the Carmarthen people, and leave h:m till I hliall have reason to think that he has improved his ethics and mended his manners, has learnt to abstain firom mis-statements, and to write like a gentleman. Yours, etc., ROBT. CAMBER-WILLIAMS, j [The letter of the Rev T. AVilliams. Bectoi, of Llanystumdwy, in the "Western Mail" of December '16th, traverses the charge of in- tolerance and proselytisation generally, and I in particular with regard to a Miss Whitting- ton. There is however no reference in the letter that we cani fijid to the, 'Rè\' feaiioii Camber Williams.-}5d.; e.W.Jt.j.
< Carwarthensliire Stud Company. j ANNUAL MEETING. The 12th annual meeting of the share- ¡ holders of the Carmarthenshire Stud Com- pany was held on Saturday last at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, when the vice- chairman (Mr W. Buckley Roderick, Fron- heulog, Llanelly) presided. There were also present: Mr D. H. Thomas, Starling Park; Mr J. Jones, Plas, Ferryside; Mr W. N. Jones, Tirydail; Mr Falkener, Bremenda; Mr R. Footman, Hafodwen; Mr Jack Francis Myrtle Hill; Mr J. Phillips, Caerlleon; and the secretary (Mr John Francis, Myrtle Hill) DIRECTOR'S REPORT. The Secretary presented the balance- sehet for the year, together with the direc- ters report, which showed that during the past season the Company's horses had re- ceived a greater amount of support than in the season immediately preceding, for whilst in 190J 232 mares only were served, the number this year was 258. Still, there was ample room for improvement. The fee char- ged was the very moderate one of £ 2, with, in the case of "Monitor III." an additional foal fee of 10s. The balance sheet shwoed that the gross profit made during the year was R212 4s 3id, as compared with £ 154 17s ilcl in UJUJ. JP rom this sum ot ijVVZ 4s 3td, it is necessary to deduct £110 3s 4d for esti- mated depreciation of the Company's horses, leaving a net profit on the years working of P,102 Os ll^d., as compared with a loss of E2 18s 1 in the previous year. A debit balance was however brought forward of E293 3s. 3d. which is now reduced to L191 2s. 3Jd. The directors having considered the necessity for maKing a change in the coming season had decided that it was not advisable or desirable to dispose of either of the three horses. The three horses have proved themselves ex- cellent stock getters, as the following per- centage. of foals this year will clearly show: — "Monitor III." 84 per cent.; "Buccaneer II." 70 per cent; "Tatton Regent," 80 per cent. It cannot reasonably be hoped to im- prove upon such excellent results, whilst the foals exhibit both size and quality, two material factors in realising high prices. Still the directors were willing to consider any arguments that might be put forward with the view of showing that this policy should not be followed. The merits of "Buccaneer Ill." as a sire were too well known to require mention. His stoc., are to be found in every pa,rt of the county, and his great size is im- parted to his progeny. "Monitor III." finished his season this year in the pink of condition, and if his high percentage of foals is maintained, his patrons will have good cause to congratulate themselves upon their __1_L- r "m selection ot a. sire. "Tatton Regent" is making a great name for himself. Several of his stock ihave come to the front in the summer shows, and as a. result a most success ful season is expected of him next year. He is a horse of wonderful constitution, and not- withstanding the great distance he had to travel, he kept his big condition to the end. The great. demand for good, sound, heavy working cart horses continues, and is likely to do so for many years to come at bioiblv rA- munerative prices, and the farmer in this department is practically safe from the com- petition of the foreigner. The directors hope that every shareholder would do what he could in the season or 1905 to assist the Com- pany in carrying on the work which during the past 12 years had proved of such im- men e advantage to the tenant farmer. Any shareholder, not a breeder, or not desirous of exercising the privilege for his own mares, for each share held by him, might nominate one mare of any other person for service by one of the Company's horses at the reduced fee. POINTS FOR FARMERS. The Chairman in moving the adoption of the report, and statement of accounts, said that they would observe from the report that they had had a more favourable year in 1904 than that of 1903, still they might have done considerably better. What they wanted was more support from the farmers. He thought the farmers ught to look at it in this way: it was to their interest to support the Com- pany's horsey, and if there were any other horses travelling the county belonging to private owners—if there was equality in the horses—they oup-ht to give the Stud Com- pany the preference. And for this reason If a norse travelling under a private indi- vidual made a good season, the profit went into that gentleman's pocket. He had nothing to say against private enterprise- he believed it was a. very good thing—he had nothing to say against horses travelling the country uiider the auspices of private enter- prise but where a Company had equally good horses, he thought it was to the advant- age of the farmers, especially those who were shareholders, to support tne Stud Company, because if one of the Company's horses made I a good season, the money derived therefrom went into the bank, and enabled the Com- pany, when the time came to make a change, to purchase the best horse that could be bought for money. They had always pur- 1 chased the best horses that could be pur- chased, and as long as the farmers made the Company a prosperous one-it was entirely horses purchased for the farmers when the not ,as they thought fit—the Company would do them good. The better the funds of the Company the better would be the horses purchase dfor the farmers when the time came to make changes. They bought their horses, and if farmers wanted better horse sthey would have to go a long way in- deed and pay large sums of monej- (hear, hear). He had observed at the last meeting that the farmers of that county ought to go in for REGISTERED MARES moer than they had done in the past. By breeding from registered mares they, of course, improved the class of horses in the county, and they would thereby improve the price they obtained for them. If they wan- ted to get, fancy prices for their stock, the animals must be by a registered mare (hear, hear). Therefor it was so much to be de- sired that the farmers should go in for pedi- gree mares more than they did. Those mares could be bought at very reasonable prices. Aged mares were quite good enough for a foundation to build upon, and he hoped farmers would take the opportunity when it came for replacing their present m^1-es by pedigree mares (cheers).* They heard a good deal about the motor-car, and the fact that it was likely to make horse-breeding any- thing but profitable. The motor-car might have some effect upon the breeding of light horses, but as regards the heavy horses and the competition to be expected from the AUTOMOBILE WAGGONS. He thought from what they heard and what they saw in print that the competition with the cart horses was not likely to be a very severe one. He read a short time ago in one of the ,1ve stock papers of a report of a cor- respondent in New York, writing to the "Breeders' Gazette," of Chicago, early in the winter of 1903-4, that the large brewers of New York had gone in very largely for the automibile waggons for the delivery of their heavy goods. During that. winter those waggons were to be seen going about the streets of New York in large numbers, in fact it was a common sight to see them about After giving those waggons a fair trial, the brewers found it was economical and more convenient for them to deliver their goods by means of horse waggons (hear, hear), and by degrees those automobile waggons were sold for what they would fetch. They wore done away with, and horse power substituted (hear, hear). They knew Americans were well in front in -He matter of experiments. They tried every new thing, and if the Americans found that the experiment of the automobile waggons failed they had every reason to hope they would not have much serious competition from the automobile waggons (hear, hear). With regard to the competition they had in this country heard of one or two of those automobile waggon,. He knew of his own kifowldege they had to abandon them for various reasons. The roads were not sufficiently good, there was not sufficient ballast on them to stand the heavy loads. And another reason was that the hills were so steep that, with the amount of steam required, the coal was pretty nearly all blown out through the funnel (laughter). The result was that the gentlemen who had waggons gave them up, and had returned to horse power (hear, hear). All those things were pleasant reading for the farmer. With regard to the heavy horses, they were prac- t -.4- tically free from foreign competition," as those very horses could hut! be bred and im- ported into that country at the price at which they could afford to sell them at (cheers). Mr D. H. Thomas seconded. He thought the report and accounts were vt-iy satisfac- tory. xheir finances were, much better than that time twelve months: From what he could fjee, they were over €100 better off as far as cash was concerned after writing off ttIO 3s 4d depreciation i4 the value of the horses. He thought that was an amount which really need not have been deducted. Their horses were now put down as worth £ 440 13s 4d., but in his mind there was no doubt they were worth a great deal more than that. He really believed that if the full value of the horses was put down—as he believed they could have done—in the ac- counts, the Company would be better off that 'day than it had ever been in its life (hear, hear). If they worked on quietly as they had done for the last two or three years, and had fair support they could reasonably expect better support from the farmers than they had had-and did not spend any money, he believed that at the end of two or three years they would be in a position to buy one or two horses, even better than they had before. The great thing was to keep their finances right. That was what- they had to look after (hear, hear). Stud Companies throughout the country had not been flourish ing. The average life of a Company such as that was about 10 years. In Breconshire, one went to pot (laughter) to use a vnlcar expression. They might, therefore, congra- tulate themselves on their position that day. He also thought that they should get good men to travel with their horses. It de- pended entirely on the men whether they had a good season or a bad one, and the sooner they got the best men that could be procured and kept them, the better (hear, hear). The Chairman agreed with all that Mr Thomas had said. If they had as good a season next year, they would be able to wipe out the present deficit, and have a credit on the proper side. He was disposed to agree with Mr Thomas that they had written off more depreciation than was necessary, but that was a safe thing to do. He believed the horses were that that day worth considerably more than they stood in their books, and the deficit as a fact, did not exist, except on paper (hear, hear), in that they had written off heavy depreciation at the rate of 20 per cent. of the value The motion was then carried unanimously. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. Mr D. Evans, Llangennech Park wrote to say that he wished-his name to be with- drawn from the directorate, as he had prac- tically given up farming. The Chairman suggested that Mr Samson, Pontardulais, should be elected in his stead, and this was agreed to. The following directors were then re-elec- ted: Mr J. Davies, Moreb, Pembrey; Mr D. H. Thomas, Starling Park; Mr Evan Jones, Manoravon; and Mr J. G. Harries, Penybont Llangadock. A vote of thanks to the Chairman ter- minated the proceedings.
I he, Keligious Revival in Carmar- then. In my humble station of life it falls to my lot to converse with a large number of men who hold various opinions, and the other day I was hailed by one in the following manner: "Haüo! old man. What do you think of the revival?" "Judging from results I should say it was very good," I replied. "But," he said "you Welsh people are so very emotional; you are so easily carried away by your feelings." "Possibly we may be," I rejoined, "but judge it by its results. How many have been coriverted already. If only one were saved the work would not be in vain. Al- ready our churches are awakening to their responsibilities and their spiritual life is deeper, more real than what it has hitherto been." "ies" he conceded "that may be the case, but it is only tempororay; it cannot possibly last." This conversation gives the reader an idea what people who do not treat the present re- vival in its proper spirit, think of it, and yet in spite of these prophecies of the sceptical, the wave is spreading over our old town. It makes people talk, an in the seclusion of their own chamber they are no doubt brought to ponder ovex their own lives; what they have done in the past for Jesus; in fact it is also bringing church members to acknow- ledge that at their religion has only been a sham, what they thought was gold was only drossj and now they are beginning to feel that they see the guiding spirit and that as a result they will henceforth be able to face the world and its evils, with the strength of the Lord Jesus. Among a certain class of people the re- vival is spoken of with scorn and contempt, and nothing appears to give them more satisfaction than to make fun of those who feel the effects of it, but the wise and thoughtful speak of it with earnestness, and though things appear unfavourable at pre- sent yet they believe io is good, and that it was high time a change was brought about in the lives of professing Christians, as the con- duct of many, it is sad to say, was that of the men of the world. During the present week similar scenes to those described in the last issue, were again witnessed, and the fervour appears to be in- crea ing. The two great forces are prayer and song. Formerly it seemed quite out of place to repeat a hymn, but to-day they are repeated over and over, and there does not sefem to be any desire to stop, while the organ or harmonium is entirely dispensed with. This may seem strange, but it is quite a fact. Who thought a few years ago that in this conservative little town we should <:ee the people making a demonstration at ten o'clock on a Saturday night? But this is what happened last Saturday night. After the customary meet-in" at the Town Hall, another was held outside, and after prayer was offered, and a few remarks made a procession was formed, and the people marched up to the Fusilier's Monu- ment, singing as they moved along several well-known hymns, and the first strains that reached the writer's ears were those of the now well-known revival hymn "Throw out the Life Line." After the singing had ceased, the Rev M. H. Jones, Water street, gave an address in which he described some of the scenes he had witnessed at the Glamorganshire revival. He asked why was Wales chosen for this blessing. He thought fts a nation Wales was more sincere than our neighbours, and were more worthy in God's sight. England was steeped in Ritualism, Germany in Material- ism, while Scotland had forgotten herself with her Higher Criticism. The Welsh people ought to be proud that they had been honured so, and should feel thankful for having been chosen by Him. He went on to describe the revival, and said it was terrific, the Spirit was simply sweeping everything in front of it. "'1 ine revivalists said nothing about football but those who felt the blessing of the Holy Spirit left football alone; previously hun- dreds of folks had nothing on their minds but football, now they are filled with the wonderful love of our Saviour. He pointed out that Evan Roberts was not a man who was seeking for personal honours and fame, but he, at all times, hid himself in the back ground, so that God should have the Glory. tie also pointed out to what a great extent the young men had received the Spirit, and cited a case which occurred at Caerphilly, where a woman asked about midnight for prayers on behalf of her husband. Prayei-s were offered by several, and in about an hour this man had got out of bed and gone into the meeting declaring he had been saved, A somewhat similar incident happened at Treorchy. A woman fcent up a note to the Revivalist asking him to pray for her drunken husband. Her request was acceded to at once, and after numerous prayers had been offered for the erring husband Evan Roberts exclaimed "There, that will do, that man is saved." After Mr Jones concluded, the congregation sang "Paid am gadael dirion And the Rev Edward Davies then offered a short prayer, after which the people dispersed. At most of the churches on Sunday, the usual order of services was observed, whilst at other places prayer meetings were held. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. A United Free Churches prayer meeting was held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, which, lasted until 10.30 pm. Among the principal speakers were the Rovk Kerf Evans, Priordy M. H. „onesA Water street; and ev R. H. Harris, ot'Neath; and Mr T. Conwil Evans. aen testimony was asked for, a goodly number got up and readily spku It few words testifying to the mercy and love. TABKRNACLE CHAPEL. On Friday night the Pentecostal League held thcrii' meeting, and some affecting scenes were witnessed, and, roughly ealeulating, there were do-ua upon a hundred on their kueas about the same time, offering up J prayer^. The Revs Keri Evans and M. H. I Jones spoke upon the effect of the revival, and urged upon all the necessity of removing the "self" and submitting the will to God. Unless this were done they would never have a revival. On Sunday the usual order of services were observed. On Monday night the prayer -meeting was brought to a speedy termination, owing to the strange conduct of one of those present. Her mind "must have been unhinged it was apparent, and the unfortunate woman was on Wednesday removed to the Asylum. All possible help was willingly rendered to her by friends in the distressing circumstances. WATER STREET. On Sunday the services were as usual, and prayer meetings have been held nightly since and many memorable scenes have been wit- nessed. PRIORDY CONGREGATIONAL. Sunday morning and afternoon, prayer meetings were held, and in the evening the Rev Keri Evans preached a powerful sermon Prayer meetings are here again held each night during the week, and an important feature is the spontaniety with which young and old take part LAMMAS STREET. The Rev Ken Evans preached a very effec- tive sermon in the morning, and after this service a prayer meeting was held. In the evening instead of the usual sermon another prayer meeting was held, and was carried on by tne young people until 9.30 p.m. Pathetic scenes were witnessed at these. An old gentleman who appeared to have reached the promised three score and ten, spoke very feelingly, and then offered up a most impressive prayer, amidst his sobs. A lady also offered a touching prayer, child- like in its simplicity, but failed to finish, having been overcome by ner feelings. During the prese t week, excepting L'ue, day, prayer meetings are being held, at which open confessions have been frequently made. NEW METHODIST CHAPEL, PRIORY ST Prayer meetings were held here acjain, and on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, special revival meetings were held. the missioners being Miss Hopkins and the Rev Jones, of Morriston. On Monday evening two came forward for admittance as members. A large number of people gave their testimony there, and everything was spontaneous. A large number call for open air meetings, but this meets with opposition, the majority believing that the first thing necessary is to clean out the temples first; then go out to the hignways and fields to proclaim the message. At Lammas stret it was suggested to form bands to call upon all the members of the church, and invite them to the prayer meetings, which are only attended by about half the members on the church roll. It is hoped that this practicable way of dealing with the matter, will be taken up by other churches as it is impossible to try and convert men of the world while a great number of the members display such indiffer- ence, and nothing pleases the irreligious more than being able to point the finger of scorn to these indifferent members, and hold them as an example of the majority. "MORGRUGYX."
.The fielig ous Revival at Ammanford. Never have such scenes been witnessed in the amman Valley as those now daily seen in connection with the revival movement. At Bethel Chapel on Sunday luu members were received into church membership, and at the Baptist Chapel, Bethesda, close by, there have been over 50 converts received since the revival opened. At Gwauncaegurwen the church at Carmel, which seats about a thousand persons has been repeatedly packed on the occasion of prayer meetings, and 120 converts have been made, including many who had never before attended a place of wors ip. In connection with this church the women have been conducting special prayer meetings, and the young people had also been very active holding outdoor meetings. At jBlrynamman the Congregationalists and Methodists have been holding joint prayer meetings, a notable feature being the num- ber of young people who have engaged in public prayer. From Brynamman to Amman ford the whole life of the people has been vitally influenced by the revival. At Gwaun caegurwen a notable change in the daily life of the people is noticeable. The owners of licensed houses at this place say their busi- ness has been reduced by one-third, and that the people who come to take their drink do so more quietly than hitherto. At Garnant young men fond of playing cards have burnt them. In the works, in the train, on the roads incidents occur emphasising the good influence of the movement. Workmen are more regular, kinder to one another, and more respectful to their officials, and perhaps more noticeable than anything else is the dis appearance of bad language. The horses, said a Gellyceidrim haulier, n^ice the differ ence, "the hauliers have become so kind to them. Many employers of labour say the revival has done great good. Inspector Davies, of Amamnford, says things are always quiet at this time of the year, but ho has no doubt that the revival has done much good. Licence holders at Ammanford say their business had been reduced, but more noticeable is the changed conduct of the customers. One said that it was now a pleasure to be in the business. There was no lewd talk. Two ministers who have prominently identified themselves with the work are the Rev. Towyn Jones and the Rev. 1. C. Rees. A novel sight has been the joining of hands by scores of young men and maidens in the gallery at Bethel, and all then testifying that they would publicly proclaim the good God had done for them. Scenes of intense excite ment have also been witnessed when batches of about twenty young women and men have marched up in a body to the big seat, kneel- ing, and then one after another engaging in public prayer. The influence of the move- ment has also been deeply felt at Christ Church (Church of England).
LLANDILO. SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESSES. -Amongst the list of successes in connection with Ashford School appears the names of Miss May Stevens, daughter of Mr John Stevens, Lon- don House, and of Blodwen Jones, Llandebie as having passed the Cambridge Senior Ex- amination whilst the name of Miss Aldwytli K. Morgan, daughter of Mr D. Morgan, schoolmaster Llandilo appears amongst the list of those who have succeeded in passing the Victoria University ii.A. Examination Miss Morgan has been appointed to a post ill tne senior department of the Merrywood Higher Grade ochool, Bristol. Mr Maurice Morris son c;f r Morris, painter, Rhosmaen- st-reet has also passed the B.A. Examination of Lampeter.
LLANDYSSUL. PATHETIC TRAGEDY.—A child named Johnnie Rees, the five year old son of Mr .J Rees, of Lewis street, Pontwelly, Llandyssul sustained fatal injuries on Saturday. His father was carting goods from the station to the Co-operative Stores, and the child was with him in the cart. While Mr Rees was loading at the station, some children called Johnnie down to play. While getting down from the cart over the wheel, the horse moved, and Johnnie fell under the wheel, which passed over his body. He was taken home, and medical assistance was called, but he succumbed to his injuries late on Satur- day night.
BIRTH. STEPHENS.—December 15th, at 4, The Esplanade, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr. Stephens, implement agent, &c., of a daughter. MARRIAGES. COOK—THOMAS.—December 15th, at the Registrar's Office, Llandilo, Mr Joseph Cook, Mount Pleasant, Pontamman. to Miss Emily Thomas, Parkyberllan, Carmarthen, eldest daughter of Mr D. Thomas, overseer, Seren Cymru Office, Carmarthen. DAVIES—JENKINS —Deoeonber 15th, at St. David's Church, Carmarthen, by the Vicar (Rev. T. R. Walters), Mr Thomas Davies, mason, Newchurch, na Carmarthen, to Miss Elizabeth Hannah Jenkins, third daughter of Mr William Jenkins, coal merchant, Water-street, Carmarthen. PROFIT-BROWN. -December 17th, at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev. D. T. Alban, senior curate, Mr. Benjamin Profit, son of Mr. Samuel Profit, Grampound-road, Cornwall, to Miss Elizabeth Fanny Brown, eldest daughter of Mr. T. W. Brown, 20, Picton-place, Carmarthen. DEATHS. BAR KER. -December 19th, at 10, Picton-errace. Carmarthen, John Hoyes Barker, aged 77 years- Funeral at Christ Church, Friday, 11 tun.
WELSH CLUB FOR LONDON,-It baa been arranged that tb., meeting for the purpose of taking the necessary steps to form a Welsh club in London .hall be held at the Inns of Court Hotel on January 18th. The chair will be b k n by Sir John Paleston, ON .Monday night a series of special revival maetings were inawgarated at Cathedial road C.M. Church, Cardiff, with gratifying results. The Rev. B. J. Campbell, a iniseicner from the West Coast of America (who lae been much imoresped by what he has seen of the Welsh revival), tock a prominent i,art in the service, and be was assisted by Mr George Thomas, cf CasmartheD, who is giving up his practice as solicitor and devoting himself to ministerial work. The singing was characterised by much fervour, some of the hymns being sung with real WVJsh fcwyl." DEATH OF MRS J. F. LLOYD.—We regret to recor dthe death of Mrs Margaret Lloyd, the wife of Mr J. F .Lloyd which took place at her residence, 14, Morley street, on Tuesday. Mrs Lloyd who was only 30 years of age, leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. She was a native of Nantgaredig, and during her residence in Carmarthen, was a faithful member of the English Congrega- tional -ui,ch. The funeral which will be private, takes place on Friday. "WMTERN COUNTIES ASSOCIATION. -.L'Iie twenty-fifth annual report of the Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Associa- tion showed a marked advance in prosperity during the year. The sales amounted to L472,047 as compared with t423,515 last year The bonus of 4d per £ to purchasers amoun- ted to £ 7,867. The share capital amounts to C26,445, whilst the properties at Ply- I mouth, Bristol, Truro, Bideford, Guernsey, and Carmarthen represent L43,933 14s 2d, of actual value, including £1,890 7s 6d addi- tions made during the past year. Five per oent. has beon paid on the shares, and £1000 has been carried to the Reserve Fund, so that the financial state of the Company is as sound as could be. WEDDING AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH.—OR Saturday, Dec. 17th, a pretty wedding took place at Si. P?ter's Church, Carmarthen, the contracting parties being M¡8I Elizabeth Fanny Brown, eldest daughter of Mi. T. W. Brown (foreman at Messrs nobiDIO, Daid avd Co,, timber merchants, &c.,) of 20, Pioton-place, Carmarthen, and Mr. Benjamin Profit, son of Mr. Samuel Profit, Grampound-road. Cornwall. The bride, who was attired in a navy blue costume with hat to match, was given away by her father and was attended by Miss M. Jones, 46, Little Water-street (ttho was dressed in a navy blue costume, with hbt to match), Miss Fanny Brown (titter of the bride), and Miss Edith Morris, Queen.et.reet (who were very prettily dressed in white aiik, trimmed with pink ribbon and white hats to caatsk), as bridesmaids. The duties of best Ulan" were carried out by Mr. Alan Brown (brothev of the bride;. The Rev. D. T. Alban, senior parate, officiated, After the ceremony was over, the happy coupie ci;o I e to the residence of the bride's Jalher, where a Juige number of friends sat itown tu a sumptuous repast. The presents were nnmerout and costly. We wieh the newly-wedded pair long life and happiness. I CHRISTMAS ATTRACTIONS —We would remind our traders of the graud concert to be held at Fennel Chapel, Priory street, on Boxing night (the 26th December), when the favoarite cantata, entitled" The Children's Saviour," will be per- formed by the Penuel Children's Choir, under the baton of that w«dl-knovn musician, Mr T. Conwil Evans. The cantata will occupy the first portion of the programme, and the second part will be made up of songs by celebrated artistes, including Miss Hail, Cardiff Miae Tydvil Brown, Dowlais Mr Merlin Davies, B.C.d. (fresh from his great success 3 grand opera aL His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarget, Loadon) and Mr T. Conwil Evans. The aocf. aapantst will be Miss Cissit Phillips, and the ohs); man, Mr J. D. Jones, the popular post- master. With such a splendid programme, a crowded audience is assured.—On Tuesday evening (the 27th December) at Lammas street Chapel, the annual Xmas Concert will be held, when that charming children's operetta, The Holiday Concert." will be performed (by desire) by the Juvenile Choir connected with the Chapel, under the abie conductcrship of Mr Tom Williams, together with a number of action songs, &e. So great was the success, so ably were the various parte gone through at the performance, and so pleased were the large audience present at the previous entertainment that the public are looking forsord to the repetition on Tuesday night with no little interest- A rich and pleasant treat is undoubtedly in stoe. -WEDDING AT ST, DAVID'S CHURCH. On Thursday, the lou. inst., a very pretty wedding took plawe at St. Da-id's Church, which attracted a large number of friends of the bride to the sacred adifice, while thpre was a lavish display of bunting ju the neighbourhood. The contracting parties wero Mr. Ihoasas Duvies. mason, Newchuroh, near Cumuiiitip, and Miss Elizabeth Hannah Jenkins, third daughter of Mr. William Tynkins, coal merchant, Water-street, The bride, who was given away by her father, louked charming in a costume of navy blue with a dove chenile hit, and was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Edith Mary Jenkins (sister) and Miss Lizzie Davies (sister of the bridegroom), who were respectively becomingly attired in a brown costume with red picture hat, and a navy blue oostume with hat to match, Mr William Janes Jenkins (brother ot the bride) acted. as beet man, while the wedding party also included Mr. Sid Reee, Cambrian Bakery, and little Miss Annie Gwenllian Thomas (niece of the bridej, ard Master William Griamond rhomas, of the Farmer's Arm., Water-street. Both looked sweetly pretty attired in cream. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. R, Walters, M.A., "car. On emerging from the Church, the nawty-married pair were greeted with showers of rice and confetti, and were driven to the residence cf the bride's father, where the wedding pcrty, together with a large number of friepds, aat do,. u to a splendid wedding breakfast, at which the uvaal felicitous speeches were made. The presentg RTSIS numerous and of a useful and costly description, We wish them long life, happiness, and prosperity, ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL.-On Thursday evening last week, the first of a series of fortnightly "Pleasant Evening Entertain- ments" was held in the English Wesleyan Sohoolroom, Carmarthen. The object of gatherings is to bring forward the young people, and at the same time provide pure social enjoyment and harmless entertain- ment for young and old during the winter season. All ,the programmes are to be arranged by the juveniles of the society, and if the great success of this, the first one (which was got upy Sigebert, F. J. Thomp- son, Fountain Hall) is any criterion, then there are indeed some exceedingly pleasant ngs jn store for the inhabitants of this anoient borough. By means of [ace curtains, beautiful plants, and flowers, the school-room had been made to put on quite a cosy, homely appearance. Mr J. F. Morns, solici- tor, presided in his usual facetious manner, and in addition to acting as chairman, taxed the risibilities of those present to their very Utmost by his humorous reading from" V alcn f! Vox." Messrs Jones's string band opened the proceedings with a most delight- ful rendering of the fOverture du Mene- trier de St. Waast." Miss Thomas, A.L.C.M., Castle Hill House, a highly talen- too. musician, acted as accompanist, and also favoured the company with a skilfully exe- cuted pianoforte solo. Miss Lottie Rogers and Miss Florence Waters were both in excel- lent form, and fully merited the rounds of applause and encores accorded them. The cornet solo by Mr C. L. Jones, and the flute solo by Mr C. C Jones, Nott Square, were executed in a style of which those present tyert* not slow to show their warmest ap- preeiatipn, Miss Muriel Morris's recitation was also keenly enjoyed. The action song by Miss Edith Jones and party was sung in ex- cellent style, and great credit is due to Mrs E. James, Newlyn House, for the perfect manner in which she had trained those who took part in it. Everybody was delig~^ed with Master Tom Lloyd's charming voice and t;1 song, and disappointment was expressed tyhen he did not respond to the loud cries for i!-r enpore, The songs of two Wesleyan favourites, Mr D, H, Thomas and Mr H. A. Williams, were also highly appreciated, and altogether the evening's proceedings were declared by those present to have been a real treat.. The programme was as follows: -Selection, Messrs Jones' String Band; song, "The longshoreman," Mr H. A. Williams; solo, "Whisper &nd I shall Hear," Miss Lottie Jtogers; cornot solo, 'fTlie Exile's Lament," Mr C. L. Jones; solo, "The Col- lege Belle," Miss F. Waters (encored); reci- tation, "Barbara Frietchie," Miss Muriel Morris; pianoforte solo, Miss May Thomas flute solo, (a) "Andante" (b) "Allegretto," Mr C. C. Jones; action song, "Strike of the Beer-jugV' Miss Edith Jones and party; song, "Under the Deodar," Miss Lottie Rogers, who sang "The dear old Home Songs" as an encore; song, "Sailor's Dance," Mr H. A. Williams; reading from "Valentine Vox," Mr J. F. Morris: solo, "A Bird in Hand," Miss F. Waters (encored) song. "What shall we sing at Christmas," Mr D. R. Thomas; song. "Sing me to sleep," Master 1W Lloyd; finale, "God save the King," on which the whole company stood up and sung with great heartiness. The second enfrs'tsffeiment- of the series will be held on Tiiuztfty itext. MODEL SCHOOL.—»Tfce examination of the ambulance class wAs held on Tuesday by Dr Evans Hanelly, About fifty pupils w-Dria presented. The result will be made known in a week or two. BABELL, PENSARN.—At Babell (C.M.) Church on Sunday evening, Miss Gwladys Marian Isaac, of Cambrian House, sang the solo, "Inrow out the Life Line." The effect was very marked, the congregation joining in the chorus. THE Secretary of the Pilgrim's Rest Read- ing Room (Mr D. H. Thomas) begs to acknow- ledge the followin gifts: Mr Treavett, 21 books; Mrs Evans, Penllwyn Park, periodi- cals etc. Mr Thomas, Glannant road, a magazine weekly. Money gifts have been sent by Mr E. James, Newlyn House, 6s: Mr W. Jenkins, Water street, 2s. IN the Associated Board December Exam- inations the following pupils of Miss A. M. Buckley obtained certificates. "Local Centre" Examinations "Advanced Har- many" Margie Brockie. "School" Examina- tion, Lower Division. Freda Davies, and Beatrice Jones; Elementary. May Headley. Mr C. Ll. Williams, Mus. Bac. was Examiner. ILLNESS OF MR. HERBERT JONES.—We re- gret to learn that Mr Herbert Jones was taken serious.y ill this week when in London I -I- I I I on business, ms wite and daughter were telegraphed for; an they went up to Lon- don accompanied by Mr Henry Howell. On Thursday morning news was received in Car- marthen that Mr Jones had taken a turn for the better. THE Rev George Lamb, now resident in Carmarthen for the winter, preached at Zion Chapel la.t Sunday morning and even- ing. Mr Lamb, finding it quite impossible to reply to all the inquiries addressed to him regarding Canada (where he has lived for many years) by intending settlers, has deci- ded to embody the result of his observations and experience in the colony in a lecture which he is preparing. INFIRMARY BALL.—At a committee meet- ing held on Wednesday evening it was decided to hold the annual Infirmary Ball on Thursday night the 12th prox. With the management in such capable hands as Mr Jack Francis and Mr Fred Brigstocke, who were elected secretaries, the Ball will doubtless be successful. It is hoped that the affair win be well supported as it has been decided that subscriptions will not be invited this year. Full particulars will be given in an advertisement in next week's issue. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Sec- retary (Mr Howell Howells) begs respect- fully to acknowledge the receipt of the following:— £ 2 Is. 7d. from Henllan Con- gregational Chapel Whitland; L3 lIB. 3d., Lammas-street Congregational Chapel; £2 15s., Abernant Cookery Class; Pl Is., Peny- graig Congregational Chapel; periodicals, Mr James, Bridge-street, and -u.iss Hugher., Ty- Hawddgar; oranges, Miss Latimer Jones, picture books and surgical instruments, Mrs Kinder, The Mumbles. Jb ORESTRY.—At a meeting of the Court Furnace Lodge, No. 5247, of the Ancient Order of Foresters, held at the Golden Lion Hotel, on Tuesday evening last, the election of officers took place, when the following were appointed :-Chief ranger, Bro. Jack- son, Lammas-stret; Sub-Chief ranger, Bro. Davies, Pensarn; senior woodward, Bro. Tom Evans, 56, Water-street; junior woodward, Bro. Williams; senior beadle, Bro. John ticket-collector, junr. beadle, Bro. T. Palmer Guildhall-square. Bro. T. Thomas was appointed audi tea- in place of Bro. J. Saor, resigned. The secretary is Bro. Z. D. Jones, Colombo Stores, and treasurer, Bro. William Matthews, 44, Catherine-street. MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT CARMARTHEN.— The Rev. Prebendary Brown, principal of the South Wales Training College, Carmar- then, has resigned the vice-presidency of the Board of Management of the Carmarthen Intermediate Schools. Local people regard this as significant, following as it does the rejection by the majority of the Carmarthen Town Council of Mr R. M. Thomas, who had been connected with the Grammar School so many years. It is alpo reputed that Mr Walter Spurrell has likewise tendered his resignation to the chairman of managers, and it is stated as a certainty that Mrs R. M. Thomas, another member, will follow suit, and that other resignations are pending. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR T. EVANS, NEW KING GEORGE.—The funeral of the late Mr T. Evans, of the New King George, whose pain- fully sudden death was referred to in our last issue, took place on Monday last, when the mortal remains were laid to rest at Nebo Congregational Burial Ground. The funeral cortege was one of the largest witnessed in the town, bearing testimony to the universal respect in which the deceased gentleman was held. At the house, before proceeding to the place of burial, a short service was conducted by the Rev Professor Keri Evans, and Rev Edward Davies. Arriving at the chapel at Nebo, Professor Keri Evans and the Rev H. Evans (Pastor of Nebo) took part in a memor Nebo, Professor Keri Evans and the Rev H. Evans (Pastor of Nebo) took part in a memor ial service. At the graveside the last rites were performed by the Rev Edward Davies. Amongst the mourners present were: Mrs Evans (widow), Mr John Evans, Ynysybwl (brother), Mr David Evans, Llanpumpsaint (brother), Miss S. Evans, Llanpumpsaint (sister), Mr John Evans, Bwlchnewydd and Mrs Evans (son and daughter-in-law), Mr E. John Evans, Ton, Pentre (nephew), Mr Howell Evan*, Ton. Pentre (nephew), Mr Wimani Thomas, Pentre (nephew), Mr Thos. Thomas, Bwlchnewydd (nephew), Miss Anne Evans, Llanpumpsaint (niece), Mr and Mrs Roberts, Cardiff; Mrs Morgans, Llanelly; and Mr and Mrs Roderick, Pandy, Llan- pumpsaint. There were also present: Revs J. B. Thomas, Carmarthen; Joseph Lloyd, B.D., Vicar of Llanpumpsaint; Of. Lewis (B), Ffynonhenry, Llanpumpsaint and B. Cei- thio-Davies, Monmouthshire; Alderman Morris Jones, Alderman Geo. Treharne, Copncillor Thomas Thomas (Wellfield), and others. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr D. P. Davies, Priory street.