Carmarthen Wins the National Eisteddfod of 1911. EXCITED MEETING OF THE BARDS. Tlie annual joint meeting of the Gorsedd and the National Eisteddfod Association, which together constitute tlio supreme autho rity of the National Eisteddfod, was held on Thursday the 17th inst., at the Albeit Hajj. there being an unprecedented attenaarce, the numbers ci enrolled members, p. ejcntJ being over 2-30. It is orify at the meetings of these Societies at Brecon and Ll-aneJ-iy Eisteddfods that there was anything Approaching in excitement what oc-in cl here today. The rivalry between Aber- gavenny and Cairmarthen for the honour oi welcoming the eisteddfod two years I -i k-. has for some months past been very ke n. and the supporters of each town mu.steivd in strong force to-day. Aberystwith, WII.CJI had also sent in an application, notified .)1 t the commencement of the proceedings its in- tention to hold over irs claim 1lD,tl IU11, leaving Carmarthen and Abergavenny I > flight the due! out between themselves This they did with vim and vigour, much to the delectation of a ca\wd of interested &evtu- tors. The venerable Archdruid presided, being supported by Sir Marcliant WuSiams, Mr Vincent Evans, and the chief Gorsedd oliie.als Mr Vine,ent Evans presented the annual re- port of the association, including the finan- cial statement for the year 1903. This latter showed the balance in favour of the associa- tion. to have been reduced dining the year .from £ï12 to £ 502, a drop of £ 210, and that a further charge of £ 350 would fall upon the ifund during the year on the painting account wlÜch did not come into the year's state- ment, while there had been no receipts from Eisteddfod surplusses. The society had paid t40 in .prizes at Swansea, £ 20 at and the printing transactions had cost £ 231. The report was adopted. Some misunderstanding arcse as to the a re- mission to the meeting of fully qualified members of the Gorsedd, due it transpired later to the Gca-sedd Recorder having failed to supply the memibers of that body with ad- mission tickets. This defect having been rectified and the angry Bards appeased things proceeded smoothly. j
CLAIMS. The -petitions of the three towns applying for the Eisteddfod were formally submitted, and Aberystwyth having withdrawn, his wor- ship, the Mayor of Carmarthen, speaking on behalf oif the petition from that town, said the contributions of Carmairthen to the Eis- teddfod entitled its' claims to serious con- sideration. He did not mean money contri- butions, but of leading men in the world of letters who had rendered the Eisteddfod such loyal' service (hear, hear). He ventured to submit that the members of the joint societiescoiUild not better show their appre- i ciation of those valuable services than by voting in favour of the town to which they were thus indebted. Mr Llewelyn Williams, M.P., recognised to the full the powerful character of the opposition Carmarthen had to encounter in the appearance of Abergavenny with its long list of noble and titled supporters daughter and applause). Carmarthen, with its his- toric surroundings and healthy Welsh atmos- phere, would give the Eisteddfod new in- spiration, spurring it on to greater aocom- plishments (applause). Carmarthen had cherished and fostered the Eisteddfod in days when the rest of the Principality gave it the cold shoulder. They had that day an opportunity to recognise Carmarthen's ser- vices by giving the town its heart's desire in granting it the honour of welcoming the Eisteddfod of 1911 (applause). Mr John Hinds supported the appeal Mr P. J. Wheidon recalled the record of Carmarthen in the history of Wailes-lic,ii, bravely it had fought against the suecesive incursions of I Flemings, Danes, and Normans. That day, however, the battle was one between the Lords of Atbergavveny and the Commons of Carmarthen (loud laughter).
Brilliant Gorsedd. ACCESSION OF CEREMONIAL DIGNITY. ARLUNYDD PENYGARN AS DIRECTOR. GREAT CELTIC RENAISSANCE. Whatever may be said of the Eisteddfod when held in London, the bards at al events ha.ve no reason to complain of the warmth of the reception accorded them or of the tribute paid to their ancient Gorsedd. The Gorsedd has been as groat and brilliant a success in the secluded glade in the midst of the trees in Kensington Gardens, with the roar of the greatest city in the world on every hand, as it has ever been- in the more congenial sur- roundings of the mountains and valleys of Wales. We have seldom witnessed a finer sight talin that presented at Thursday morning's ceremonials although an unusually large number of 'bards appeared in mufti instead of their robes. This wias due to the difficulty of collecting together m the Albert Hall at so eartv an hour all the bards scattered over the wide area of tl'e ^etropohs, several arriving too late to don their robes some indeed being hard put to it to ^ach the Gorsedd at all. There ;ve.eJ ev qmte a sufficient number of the fajtliful u ho had refused to be wiied by Morpheus o oi Kpt their duty to. the Archdruid, and each ol the ■Mute of Stones of the Gorsedd had at least a couple of hardic wardens, still leaving a strong personal retinue for the Archdruul around the Logan Stone.. Ready to welcome them on their arrival wias a larger gathering than even on Tuesday morn in" among the spectators being several distinguished savants from distant lands as well as our own. The interest shown Iby scientists and men of letters in the ancient rites still preserved bv the modern Welsh is one of the most promising signs for the future of the eisteddfod of which Sir John WiTlxams. in his presidential address ait the Eisteddfod meeting that morning took eo pessimistic a View.
WATER. At the last meeting the Analyst's report condemned the water from the Maesgwen- ttian Well from a bacteriological point* of view. Conn. A. Stephens thought that another sample should be taken from this spring, this time from the source that had originally been intended. Every effort should be made to secure a supply which would meet their re- quirements without having resort to mechanical appliances, which, besides being expensive, could not always be relied on. Aid J. G. Anthony said that many years ago he had been into the level, but not far. He thought the chief objection to this water was that it would not keep. It was not good after being stored overnight. In his opinion the cheapest scheme to adopt would be the Penlan scheme, provided there was a fair supply there. Conn. A. Stephens proposed that they carry out their previous resolution,, viz., to take the sample at the source. Possibly the contamination took pl'ace between the source and the outlet. Conn. S. H. Anthony stated that-lie had been unable to accompany the members when they visted the various v.eUs, but lie thought Colman Well would be a good source. Ald. W. Wilkins thought that if they had a small additionaiil supply to their present one, the town would be well off. He thought there was sufficient at Penlan to augment their present supply. It would be well to employ an engineer to report on, the various sources of supply and to estimate the cost of the different schemes. Coun. Stephens sup.ported" the suggestion made by Aid. Wilkins re the engaging of an engineer, especially with the object of gett- ing a report on the higlinr springs. Coun. Isaac would like to know whether our present water would reach the higher elevations in the town in the event of an out- break of fire. Coun. T. Reynolds wanted the levels of Colman and Mill Land wells respectively, so as to Ilmow which was the lower. Aid. J. G. Anthony was of tlie opinion that Colman was too loN-. Coun. Stephens had, on a previous occasion offered to allow them to connect with his pipes, but they had refused as it was considered too low a source. Coun. G. E. Bowen asked what they ex- pected the engineer to do. The supply of each, and p-arti-ulau'ly of Penlan well, should be taken during the continuance of the drv weather. They should bear in mind that at the present time, when the water was turned off nightly, as many as 30.000 gallons were used daily. He proposed that a man be sent to clear the neighbourhood of Penlan I,- spring, and that the Council visit the spot on Monday the 28th inst., at G p.m. i This was agreed to.
Cricket. A cricket match was plaved between the Carmarthen T-oii-ii team and the Training College on the .1ith inst. Scores:— Carmarthen Town. J- R. Melhuish, run out 2 E. F Longcroft, c and b D. J. Jories 4 D. Thomas. b D. J. Jones 4 H. Lewis, c and b D. J. Jones 10 D. Jenkins, run out 2 J. Morgan, c and b J. F. Shardlow 3 A. V. Harries, c and b D. J. Jones 0 A^ H. Evans, run out 4 L. Jenkins, b J. F. Shardlow n 11 Halliday, b J. F. Sliardlow 9 M. Thomas, c D. J. Jones t Extras f. Toud u training College. T AV li'' V MV' '• Melhuish 9 T. W. HH1"kill.s. è: H. Lewis, b Lonncroft 7 rince, b J. R. Melhuish q .Jones, lb J. R. Melhuidi n b D. 0 S. H. Theunas. c H. Lewi*, b Lon-croft 7 r • G. CI egg. not out i-i T. S. Griffiths, b MeiOiuish I. Ballantine. b Melhuish 15 S. B. Crapper, not out g D. J. Davies (to bat) Extras 7 Total gt)
ABERGAVENNY'S APPEAL. Lord Tredegar, who introdneed.the Aber- gavenny deputation, regretted lie could not compete with the Carmarthen deputation, either in power of lungs or in force of gesticu- lations (laughter). Carmarthen had claimed to have held an eisteddfod in 1461, but Y Fenni could go further hack than that (laughter and applause). He thought. Aber- gavenny's claim could not be overlooked. Lord Aberda.re said he was largely impar- tial, thinking that the rival claims of the two towns very fairly balanced. The Right Hon. R. McKenna, who re- ceived a rousing reception, said although lie could not claim Welsh blood, lie yielded to no man in Welsh sympathies (applause). He asked that meeting to give its vote to the town which it thought would best help the Eisteddfod (applause) and that, of course, was Alberlgavenny (laughter and applause). They had to consider, not the Eisteddfod of 1461, but the Eisteddfod of 1911 (laughter and applause). The Eisteddfod history of Abergavenny was quite as old as that of Car- marthen, but lie would not enter into that (laughter). The facilities of travel were a strong argument in favour of Abergavenny, .as was also the fact that it was surrounded 'by tlie industrial portion of Monmouthsliire. He hoped the meeting would vote in favour of Abergavenny and thus ratify the conquest of (Monmouthshire by Wales (laughter). There were still unlettered persons in the House olf Commons who were wont to speak of AYales and Monmouthshire as though they were separate entities (laughter). Let them take the National Eisteddfod to Ahergavennv and thus prove that Gwent is Wales (applause). Sir Ivor Herbert, who spoke in Welsh, j followed. The petition on behalf of Aber- followed. The petition on behalf of Aber- gavenny, lie said, had been submitted ""y If or 1 Hael (Lord Tredegar) and supported by Ivor 15acb (Lord Aberdare) (loud laughter and ap- plause)—and by the First Lord of the Admir- alty. Gwent was nationalist in tongue and heart, tlie language of Eden being there still spoken (applause). Gwent had aptly been termed the Paradise of Wales, and this it proved in truth to be, both in its natural beauties (hear, hear) and in its coal mines (laughter). The vote was then taken, resulting thus: Carmarthen 142 Abergavenny 81 iM-ali-ority 61
DIGNIFYING THE CEREMONIAL. Another promising sign manifested at the Gorsedd proceedings of the day was the beneficial effect of the passing of the Arch- druid's Reform Bill, ;lr T. H. Thomas exercising his influence on what may be called one of the spectacular attractions of the Eisteddfod. He took personal chaige of the ceremonial of symbolising ancient Welsli hospitality, a. function which is capable of being done with both dignity and effect. In the past it has seldom been so performed. However, Mr T. H. Thomas gave us an indication of what we may expect in this t in the future. He appointed Lord A'bardare as chief gentleman usher in the B:ciio Lord Chamberlain's department. The manner in which his Lordship in flowing Gorsedd rHbes, and with the valued mute wand in his light hand, led Miss Ctwdelia and her lady attendant and bowed and inhere:! them into the Archdruid's presence, then walking backwards cut of the snored presence as he would have done from that of Royalty-all this was in itself an .education in old Welsh customs no less than n "h'-von in etiquette for these who may here- after be cailed upon to take part in such a, ceremonial. The same beneficial influence was per- ceptible in promise, ii not altogether in exe- cution. in the manner in which the new bards about to he initiated were ushered from the Porch of the Gentiles to the sacred pre- cincts of the Logan Stone. Four stalwart bards were set- apart to act in pairs to usher each candidate in turn. Any Tom, Dick, and Harry who cared to do so might in the past have stepped in. caught a candidate by the arm and dragged him along as though lie were a boon companion, into a presence which in past ages was only dared to be approached with fear and trembling. The day's introduc- tions, though they left much to he desired, were a distinct advance upon those to which we had grown wecustorned, and contained a .p::nmise(;<f future dignity when Arlunvdd Penygarn ])a,; had time tn dril. his awkward squad of bards into something like order. The Archdruid's opening address was of the occasion, and Mr Llewelyn AYillia ins, M.P., though he did not reach the heights lie attained at Llangollen, well main- ta,ined his reputation as an effective. public speaker under conditions which are in them- selves very trying to anyone not possessed of Cadfan's penetrating thouglh well attuned voice. In all these respects the Gorsedd bore favourable comparison with the best held for years past in Wales.
AROHDRUID'S ADDRESS. The Rev J. E. Davies, M.A. (Rhudclwawr), London, having offered up the Gorsedd prayer, the venerable Archdruid delivered a short but stirring address, the keynote of which was a justification of the action of the Gorsedd authorities in consenting to the holding of the Eisteddfod in London. It was well, lie .said, that the ancient institution should occasionally visit the Metropolis, not merely because by so doing they were revisit- ing the site where their ancestors long ages ago had performed the self-same ceremonials and ritual, but because it was desirable that the Welsh should bring their great national institution within the personal cognisance of the greatest metropolis of the world. There were some people who asked why London Welshmen should be allowed to interfere to so great an extent as they did with the affairs of Wales. It was,he believe4, the rule that those who did nothing themselves were wont to console themselves by criticis- ing those who really worked for the common good. Those outside Wales were frequently the most patriotic of the Welsh race, & Lon- don Welsliiiieii were no exception to this rule A generation ago, proceeded the Arch- druid, it was London Welshmen, led by Sir Hugh Owen, who had saved the Eisteddfod from what Hireatened to be a. very serious danger, and had reha/biiitated the ancient institution, which for the past 30 years had gone on from strength to strength until to- day it commended the respect and loyalty of an entirenatjoll (applause). Wales was thus indebted to London Welshmen for having helped to enlighten a democracy that had been blind (laughter and applause). The Eisteddfod thus resuscitated had ren- dered the nation invaluable service. It was true Wales had owned her national col- leges -(hear, hear)—but whatever services these institutions rendered they could never kilf the affection for the Eisteddfod in the people's hearts, nor supersede it as the peo- ple's college o.f culture (applause). To a nation as to the individual it was right to say, "Make new friends, but keep the old." That was a verse full of wisdom as were the proverbs of Solomon (applause). Whatever defects the Eisteddfod might have her past services to the nation had shown that the old friends were true (applause). Make new friends, of the colleges iby all means, but by aill means also the Welsh nation would do well to keep and to honour her oM friend the Eisteddfod Tloud applause).
LONDON AS WELSH CAPITAL. Air Llewelyn Williams, M.P., who was called by his bardic name of Llwydfryn, sum- moned to address the gathering, met with a flattering reception. Mr Williams began by extending. to the assembled" gathering a I hearty "welcome home." The venerable Vicar Prichard of Llandovery, had used those words and made them classic Welsh in his add ress oif welcome to Prince Charles of Wales 300 years ago, and in coming to Lon- don Welshmen were simply coming back home. The English were fond of casting into Welshmen's teeth the fact, if it were a. fact, that they had no capital in Wales. His South Wal es friends would claim that honour for Cardiff (laughter and applause). He questioned that claim (taughter). Wales was a literairv nation, and her, capital ir^ist be a home of Welsh literature (applause). What thwn in the land could compare in this re- spect with London P (laughter). They might laugh, but he made tlie statement seriously. For over two centuries after William Caxton had introduced the art of printing every Welsh book, .and every book relating to Wales produced by the printing press had been published and printed in London (ap- plause). It was London which gave Wales Wm. Saleabury's Welsh Testament and "Bishop Morgan's Welsh Bible, the books which set once for all the literary standard for Welsh (applause). It was in London that Stephen Hughes, of Carmarthenshire, nrin- fed his editions of Vieall" Prichard's "Welsh- 11 man's Candle" and his own excellent trans- lation of Banyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" (ap- plause). These hooks had preserved the Welsh- language for ever from any danger of becoming extinct (applause). But JWales to- day had no literary, capital- Why? For the simple but sufficient reason that every hamlet in Wales to-day and for many a long year past had produced its own literary genius (loud applause) and lbee,a,iise Welsh books were being and had been produced for 200 years pa-st from every printing i-ress in the Principality. Was there a man present who could say which town had produced the greatest number of books within the past two centuries? Was it Carnarvon or Carmar- then? Was it Llandovery or Llanrwst? Was it, Caergyibi or Caerdydd? Was it Bala or Swansea? Who could tell? (applause). Then the English cast in their teeth that Wales had no national necropolis, no inspir- ing Westminster Ablbey. The abbeys of Ystrad Fflur and of Aber Conway had long since lain in ruins? Where, then, was the Macpelah of Wales? As far as he could read Welsh history, the Welsh Macpelah of the past was again—London. Here, some- where lay the body of Gruffydd, father of Llewelyn ein Llvw Olaf. Here, somewhere lav the head of the unfortunate but bravely patriotic last Prince of Wales. Here, some- where lav the bodies orE John Penry, the first Welsh martyr; of Ch ristofor Love, of David Powe). of John Jones, Maesygaruedd, of Jam os Howell, of James Hughes (the com- mentator), of General Picton (the warrior). Here, in fact, lay the bodies of many of the great men of Wales of the past. Welshmen, the Welsh people, proceeded the lion, members, could face the future con- fidently and courageously. They wore assem- bled that day in the Metropolis of the world, which preserved to this day the name con- ferred upon it by their ancestors over 20 centuries ago (applause). It contained to.. day a large and-influential section of pure Welshmen and Welshwomen burning with zeal for their land, their race, and their language (applause). Once more. then. he say with every .sense of fitness, to Welsh people coining to-London, "Welcome home!" (lond applause). Pedr Hir. who followed with a. very long speech, satirised the Anglicised Welshman, and incidentally both the Archdruid and Mr Llewelyn Williams, for having so eloquen.iy belallided London and its Welshmen. There were some Welshmen, lie said, who were always willing to follow the footsteps of an Englishman and to imitate him in all' he d, and thought that by so doing they we.C3 making themselves envied, while as a matt r of fact they were only making themselves ridiculous.
Teify Fishery Board. HEATED DISCUSSION. A meeting or the Teify Board of Conserva- tors was lietd at the Salutation Hotel, New castle: Emlyn, on Friday, Mr Jonah Evans Poutstiliy, presiding. The Clerk reported the recipt of a letter from Mr Robinson in regard to the report of the sub-committee appointed to consider the question of water bailiffs. Mr G. B. Thomas, Kilgerran, took objection to the matter being discussed, and contended that the sub-committee meeting had not. been properly convened, as the chair- man had not been notified. This question ocoasfioned a heated discussion between Mr Thomas and Mr Rowlands, The Garth, and the Chairman eventually ruled that Mr Robinson's letter could not be considered. It was thereupon proposed by Mr G. B. Thomas, seconded by '-Nlr Rowland, that the report of the sub-committee should be painted and circulated amongst the members and bailiffs a month before the noxt meeting. The Clerk jwoduced the list of prosecutions, and re- referring to three cases dismissed, Mr Thomas asked for the production of the bailiff's re- port, remarking that they should treat all oases aliike. If the lady involved in one case had been in a less poor position she would hear of it. In the case of Captain Lewes, the board had resolved to send the fish in dis- pute to the Board of Agriculture for expert opinion. Referring to another case, which was .reported by the Newcastle Emlyn bailiff, the clerk stated that he withdrew the summons because the person was fishing with a smaill stick and about five yards of line for minnow. It was resolved, after a breezy discussion between Mr Thomas and the clerk, to instruct the latter to produce the bailiff's report to the next meeting. The head bailiff in his ineport stated that the season up to a month ago was the, best ever experienced by the St. Dogjmell's fishermen, but owing to the low state of the riveT the catches at pre- sent were net vary numerous. In a separate report the head bailiff dealt with the allega- tions made by Air D. P. Williams, of Aber- coed, Tregairoii,, at the last meeting that horses had died in the upper district owing to polluted water. The bailiff said that he had made inquiries, of several farmers, who denied any knowledge of such occurrences. Mr G. B. Thomas said it appeared to him that bailiffs were being treated like dogs. Mr Rowlands: They are having a free and easy time of it. The Head Bailiff: Not so easy.—A vote of thanks was accorded the head bailiff for his report. A sum of R20 Was voted for clearing tlie river of weeds near Ltechryd. The Carmarthen Fishery Board wrote asking the Teify Board to hold a, joint conference so as to discuss the uniformity of a close season, hut the meeting took no action in the matter.
Teify Board of Conservators. SIR,-In reading the report of the Teify Board of Conservators in the papers on Saturday I find that the head water bailiff reported that he made inquiries as to the allegations made by me at the last Board that horses had died in the upper district owing to polluted waters, and that the farmers denied any knowledge of such occurrence. I have a letter in my possession from Mr. Lloyd, of Cruglas, who is one of the most respectable and larger farmers on the banks of the Teify, dated 6th March last, saying that he had lost seven horses last year alone, some of them being his best ponies. If any one disputes this he can write to Mr. It Lloyd, Cruglas, Strata Florida, who will give more information. Many others like my- self who are fishing in that district can prove that unless something is done soon there will be no fish in the upper part. Sorry to trouble you, but I thonght it my duty to give this information. I am, &c., D. J. WILLIAMS. Argoed, Tregaron.
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Aberystwyth College." PROPOSED HOSTEL FOR MEN. The quarterly meeting of the Council of the University College of Walea, Aberystwyth, was held on Friday, Mr D. C. Roberts, junior treasurer, presiding. Mr C. R. Chappell and Miss Dalrymple were appointed assistants of method. Mr Noehren was re-engaged.as instructor at the gymnasium. The resignations were received of Mr E D. T Jenkins, assistant lecturer in Latin, of Prof Kaistner, professor of French, who was congratulated upon his appointment to a similar post at the Victoria University cf Manchester. A committee was appointed to report on the allocation of the grant made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and a second committee was charged with the duty of drawing up a scheme for the erection of a read's hotfl. Prof. Foster Watson was appointed a dehgate to the Rural Education Conference to be held in Lor.don next month.
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Kidwelly Town Council. The monthly meeting of the Tov.n Council was held in the Town Hall on Friday, 18th inst., at 7 p.m., the Mayor (Councillor D. G. Anthony) presiding. There were also pre- I sent Aldermen J. G. Anthony, W. WIlkins, and H. E. Smart, Councillors G. E. Bowen. R. H. Isaac, Geo. Jones, T. Reynolds, A. Stephens, W. Dunn Davies, D. Gi-avell, and S. H. Anthony together with the Clerk (Mr D. C. Edwiards), the Medical Officer (Dr T. R. Griffiths), the Sivrveyor (Mr J. Morgan), and the Inspector- (Mr J. Davies). The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed as a correct record.
TOM X BRIDGE. The report of the special meeting was re- oeived and adopted. It was to the effect that tlie County Council be respectfully re- quested to take over the bridge, and that a contribution of £ 200 ibe offered by the local Council on condition that it be relieved of i further responsibility.
NOT GR ANTED. An application was read from Mr Morgan Thomas, Glhnant. for an extensioij, of the lease which he holds from the Corporation, but it was found impossible to comply with; the request.
NEW HOUSES. Plans for two new houses in Glyn Abbey- road were fllbmittedbv Mr Richard Evans and Mr D. J. Evans respectively, and they were passed. The Committee appointed to see Mr Davies (London House) having stated that they had not done so, were asked to see him that night.
MARKET PLACE. The G.P. Committee recommended that tlie Market Place be cleaned and renovated, and so rendered fit for use as an auction mart It was also recommended that sales of crockery on the street ibe prohibited, and that all such sales be held in the Market- place. Councillor T..Reynolds explained what would be necessary in order to make the place suitable for the puipos-e named, and Coun. R. H. Isaac supplemented his remarks with a few useful suggestions. COUll. Geo. Jones thought that before pro- ceeding with the matter the opinion of the hall keeper shouid be ascertained. Conn. A. Stephens proposed that estimates be invited for the execution of the necessary work as well as for painting the Town Hall. Conn. Dunn Davies .seconded, and it was carried. A committee, composed of Conns. Geo. Jones, R. H. Isaac, and T. Reynolds, was appointed to sec to the requirements of the Market-place.
THE ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT. Since the last meeting the Council had visited the siene of the alleged encroach- ment, and an amicalble arrangement was arrived at. This was considered satisfactory and the matter thus drops.
THE CRATCH. The question of the refuse tip again came up for consideration., and it transpired that already a great improvement had taken place. It is anticipated that in the 'near future the place instead of being an eyesore will be an ornament to the town.
MOUNTAIN SUPPLY. The Inspector reported that the supply t> £ w.ater on the mountain was more sati:<fac:t,()'rŸ now. Councillor A. Stephens said that he had a lettcr from the plumber, stating that the pressure was greater on the higher levels than it had been, and suggesting that the pipe near the Prince of Wales Inn be lowered. This, in his opinion, would remedy any re- maining defects. It ivas resolved that the Clerk procure estimates of the cost of carrying out the pluniibcr's suggestion.
MISCELLANEOUS. It wias decided, after some discussion, to defer the consideration of the lighting ques- tion to the next meeting, although some oi the members advocated deferring it to the winter of IV.1.0. It was also decided to make application to the County Council for an ambulance class. A letter was received from Mr J. Morgan, 3. Priory street, re the Town clock, and it was resolved to get the Clock put in order as soon as possible. This concluded the business.
Kidwelly Petty Sessions. The Kidwelly Petty Sessions were held in the Town Hall on Friday the 18th inst., before Messrs D. G. Anthony (Mayor), G. E. jjowen. and W. Wilkins.
ON LICENSED PREMISES. P.C. D. J. Davies cliarged John Bowen. Treoor Farm, Ferryside, labourer, with being illegally present on licensed premises, viz., White Lion Inn. Kidwelly, on Sunday.— Fined 5s and costs. The same defendant for giving a wrong name and address on the same occasion, was fined 10s and costs. William Jones. Greenfield Cottage, Ferry- side, tiniber haulier, and Jeremiah Howells, Trecor Farm. Ferryside, farm servant, were also charged with being illegally present on the premises of the W hite Lion Inn on Sun- day.—P.C. D. J. Davie.s proved the charge. Jones was fined os and costs, while Howells, on account of his youth, was dismissed under the Probation of Offenders Act.
THE DRINK. P.C. D. J. Davies charged James Richards, collier. Quay House, Kidwely, with being drunk and disorderly in Lady st., Kidwelly. —Fined 2s Gd and costs. r
NO LIGHTS. P.C. D. J. Davies charged Samuel Evans, collier, Gwendraeth Town, Kidwelly, with aiding ia bicycle without a light in Priory st., Kidwelly.—Fined Is and costs. P.C. D. J. Davies charged Wm. Parry, tin- worker, Gwendraeth Town, Kidwelly, with riding a bicycle without a light in Pembrey road.—Fined Is and costs.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. 'Mr H. D. Williams, school attendance offi- cer charged Chdistina.s Hughes Forty Houses Kidwelly, with not causing his child to at- tend school regularly. The case was dismissed with a caution. The same officer charged Hetty Harries. Forty Houses, with a like offence. Fined Is and costs.
WLFUL DAMAGE. Mr John Francis. Estate Agent, Carmar- then. was the complainant in a case against which four youths were charged with unlaw- iul and malicious damage to grass. Mr E. A. Harries, solicitor, Carmarthen. who appeared for the prosecution, stated that there was no desire to press the, change, and the bench let the defendants off with a caution, and payment of 6s. M. costs each..
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Kidwelly Notes. The cricket match on Saturday was wit- nessed by a very large number of spectators, including many ladies, who watched the game with keen, if not altogether, intelligent interest. We hope that, now the fashion has been set, future matches will be graced by the presence of larger numbers of the fair sex who can always feel assured of a cordial welcome. *11. Is is greatly to be deplored that a member of a team with such _an excellent reputation as that enjoyed by Pontyberem should be guilty of an exhibition which,, to use the mildest possible adjective, can only be char- acterized as most unsportsmanlike. However, unjust the umpire's decision appeared to Mr D. J. Thomas, it was clearly his duty to retire when the decision was adhered to. The action of his captain in insisting upon his withdrawal was just what one expected from a member of the respected Sovmour family, and it is to he hoped a salutarv lesson lias been taught the offending player. Mr Henry Mansell, Castle street, is the possessor of a "raua avis" in the form of a young white Jackdaw, which lie caught in his fields to the north of the town last week. The bird is kept in a cage with a companion the common or garden order of its species, and appears to be thriving. Needless to say. the white stramrer has attraced considerable attention, and Mr Mansell has elu e l some good offers from fanciers who are eager to secure the novelty. **# CUr Stel Parry's bioscope and variety entertainment secured extensive patronage during the past week. The show is a really good one and Mr Parry deserves every sup- y e, sll p port. Oil Monday night, the last night of the visit, the local handcuff king, Thomas Rogers, son of ex-Councillor Jolm Rogers, gave demonstrations of his skill, to the satis- faction of large audiences. The annual singing festival ctf the district elsh Congregational Chapels was held in Sardis, Trimsn-ran, on Sunday last, when choirs from the following places of worship took part :-CallJel Sul. Savdis. Carway. and Tnhor (Llanciaint). The Rev Robert Jones, pastor, presided at the morning and after- noon meetings, and the Rev AY. C. Jenkins, Capel Sal. in the evening. The m-1 ning meeting was devoted to the juvenile choirs, while in the afternoon and evening the adult choirs performed, t&eir singing being listened to bv large congregations, that in the even- ing being immense. Mr AN J. Evans, Aber- dare, who conducted in his usual able style, expressed himself as being well pleased with. the efforts of the choir, and specially oom- plimented the performers on their excellent renderings in the afternoon meeting. o
KIDWELLY V. PONTYBEREM. This important league fixture was on the home ground on Saturday as the largest gate of recent years. Ihe rivalry existing between these teams as proverteaj, and from the home point- oi view y as mten. fied bv the knowledge that improve their team as they might, the reSlult,^fS ^™fned the same —the Pontyberem colonas gained. proudly floating, ^withstanding this an the fact that the home club could its strongest possible team, a qmet cmihdei existed in the minds of those ^now that this time the colours wouM be^lo^ded- And events justified the expectation, tor after a keen contest, marred by one regrett- able incident. Kidwe'ly emerged the victors, but only by the narrow margin of d runs. Stili it was sufficient to bring them-to vary the metaphor—to the turning m the long lane of defeats, and it is to be hoped that the future has more of these turnings than it has been their fate to encounter for many seasons For Kidwelly, the opening was fat- from promising. In the first baD of the match, W. J. GravelJe was sent back to the pavilion whither he was quickly followed by D. R. Wild and "Billo" Walters, the telegraph board reading 3 for 0. D. J. Hughes was the arst to make anything like a stand, and the fact that he was able to compile 9 against such formidable opponents is a- tribute to his usefulness to the home team. I)r T. R. Griffiths, who can generally be depended on to wield the willow with effectj failed to make a single run, and the same score resulted from Jim Watkins' brief stay at the wickets. G. E. Bowen, whose fine hitting on the same ground a few weeks ago made him tjuit-e a. local hero, again proved how valuable a11- acquisition he is to Kidwelly cricket. His score of 19 easily made him top scorer, and stamps him as one of the most if not indeed the most reliable batsman in the team. Hv. Gravel], whom we hail on his first appearance this season, hit out merrily and in a very short time added 12 to the score. The Capt. (Mr W. Dunn Davies) was another player who played a scientific game. but just when he appeared to be fairly set, he was bowled by a very difficult ball from J. Davies. but his score of 5 was a useful contribution. Harry Gravell and Jim Watkins shared the bowling at the cutset, and so well did they operate that wicket aifter wicket fell with but few runs being added to the Ponty- berem score. It was when the fifth man. D. J. Thomas, was at the wickets, that the un- fortunate incident already referred to took place. A ball from J. Watkins took his leg stump and down went the bailte. Everyone expected the batsman to leave the field, but instead of doing thÜ(he engaged in a dispute with the wicket keeper. The umpire, on being appealed to gave him "Out," but still he stuck to his ground protesting loudlv. The visiting captain (Mr R. R. Seymour) endeavoured to persuade him to retire, but without success, and it was only when Mr Seymour himself, who partnered Thomas walked off the field as a protect, that the desired effect was attained. G. C. Seymour made a useful stand, and was unfortunate in being run out. But it was the ninth man who got to the wickets that altered the com- plexion of the game. This was AYillie Thomas who scored 16, and made a win for Ponty- berem possible and indeed probable. The next man Bowen was easily dismissed, and 7 runs were needed to beat the home team when the last man George Bowen went in. He hit the second ball over the boundary and the margin was reduced by 3 runs.' The spectators watched with bated breath as young Parry, who had relieved AYatkins, con- tinued the attack, and when the ball sent the bails flying, there was a shout of relief, and i1 scene of indescribable enthusiasm followed Parry being embraced and hugged bv some of the more demonstrative of the home sup- porters. while congratulations were showered » on the Captain and all those who had assisted in acliieriiiig the '^fJoriioois victory." The Rev A\ G. Gravelle as wicket keeper did well, while Harry Gravelle. Watkins, and Parry deserve unqualified praise for their bowling. o' Kidwelly. W. J. Giravelle. b J. Davies 0 • -R- c G. C. Seymour 0 alters, b (•. C. Seymour 0 (J. E. Bowen. b J. Davies jg D. J. Hughes, b J. Davies 9 Dr Griffiths, b J. Davies o J. AA atkins, b J. Davies 0 AA D. Davies, b J. Davies 5 H. Gravell. b D. J. Thomas 12 R. Dav ies, not out n W. Parry, b D. J. Thomas 0 Extras 1 Total 46 Pontyberem. P" T. Jones, c and b J. AYatkins 0 Joe Jones, b H. Gravell 5 Tbm Roberts, b J. AYatkins r> R. R. Seymour, b H. Gravell q D. J. Thomas, b J. AYatkins 9 J. Davies. b H. Gravell 1 r c aild b H. Gravell 0 C. Seymour, run out 7 Willie Thomas, b AA Parry jg Eleazor Bowen, b AY. Parry () Geo. Bowen, not out 3 Extras 6 Total 43
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