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4 DAYS' SPECIAL WHITE SALE.—J. Davies & Sen, Cloth Hall, Carmarthen, are now holding a White Sale of Drapery Goods of every description. Bargains in White Millinery, Blouses, Blouse Robes, etc. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.—Miss Ethel M- Whioher, 15. Morley-street, Carmarthen, a member of the B.W.T.A. Sunday School branch, Mill- street, and Mrs Williams, Catue Villa, Carmarthen, from the English Wesleyan Sunday School, have passed with distinction the Course A Piinciples and Art of Teaching in connection with the S.S.U. Training College. WILL OF MR D. R. JONES MARKET HALL.—Mr David Rees Jones, of 7. Red-street, Oimarthen, formerly of Market Hall, Carmarthen, draper and outfitter, who died on the 23rd May last, left estate of the gross value of £2,895 16s 8d, with net personalty XI,202 14s 6d, and probate of his will, dated 13th January, 1902, has been granted to his brother Mr Llewellyn Jones, of the same address, draper. The testator left L50 to his uncle, Thomas Jones, £1,000 to his mother (Mrs Elizabeth Jonee) and his 11 brothers and biaters in eqnal shares, S20 to each servant and employee ot seven years' serviee. The residue of his estate he left to his said brother Llewellyn.
Local Weddings. JOH,N-DAVIES. A very pretty and quiet wedding took place at Penuel Baptist Chapel on Tuesday, between Miss Mary Davies, second daughter of Mr Daniel Davies, Quay street (manager of the Welsh Industries Depot, John street, Carmarthen) and Mr John. John, eldest &on of Mr Levi John, Pale Cottage, Ferry side. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev Herbert Morgan, B.A., Castle st., London, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev Waldo Lewis, pastor, and in the pre- sence of the registrar, Mr A. Ll. Davies The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Tom Davies, town postman. Mr Tommy John, fireman on the Great Western Rail- way (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man, the bridesmaids being Miss Twinny Davies, sister of the bride, and Miss May Isaac, niece. The bride was prettily dressed in white muslin with black picture hat to match; both bridesmaids were dressed similarly. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the bride's home, where a hearty breakfast was partaken of. Mr and Mrs Jolm left by the 12.37 express for Lon- don, where the honeymoon will be spent. A large gathering of friends met at the station to wish them long life and happiness. Both bride and bridegroom received beautiful pre- sents.
DA VIES- WILLIAMS. An extremely pretty and popular wedding Has solemnised at St. Peter's Church, Llan- elly, on Wednesday morning, the contracting parties being'the Rev Llewellin Davies, M.A., curate of St. Peter's LlaneJly, recently pointed chaplain and private secretary to the Lord Bishop of St- David's, and Miss Cissy Williams, A.R.C.M,, eldest daughter of Mr J. B. Williams, H.M.I.S., Mayfield, Llan* ■elly. The church had been tastefully deco- rated for the occasion, and the very large congregation present at the ceremony amply testified to the great popularity of both bride and bridegroom, for during his ministry in St. Paul's parish the bridegroom has worked most successfully, and his sterling qualities have made him ,a general favourite, esteemed by all, while Miss Williams has always been ready with her musical talent and abilities to give assistance at many functions in the parish ifrom time to time. The service was fully choral, and appiopriaite music was played by the organist, Miss Evans, The ceremony wias performed by the Rev Canon Camlber Williams, Lampeter, together with the Rev D. Davies (vicar of St. Paul's) and the Revs. Morgan, Enoch Lnd Rees (curates). The bride, who was given away by her father, was charming qttired in a dress of white satin chameqse trimmed with tulle and silver, with a veil of Honiton lace over a wreath of orange blossoms and white heather. She wore a pearl pendant and chain and. carried a magnificent bouquet of white carnations, lillies and white heather, the gifts of the bridegroom. Her bridesmaids were Miss M. Williams (sister), Miss Davies (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Lelia. Lewis, and Miss Lydia Wilkins (cousins of the bride), and they were attired in beautiful dresses of vieux rose ninon trimmed with Limerick lace, with white haits trimmed with tulle and ostrich feathers. They wore pretty gold brooches and carried handsome 'bouquets of La France roses, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride- groom's best man was the Rev D. L. Davies, Neviand, and he had as grpomsmen Messrs J. F. L. Williams, D. H. )Irilliarrw,aild F. J. Rees. At the conclusion of the service the Wedding Marchi was played, and the happy couple with a host of guests drove to May- field, where a reception was held, consider- ably over a hundred friends attending. There was a further rsorption on Thursday. The wedding caike, supplied by Busard, London, was a massive one and a, real decorative work of art, which was greatly admired. The honeymoon is being spent in London and Folkestone, after which Mr & Mrs Davies will reside at Rock House, Albergwili. There was an exceedingly large number of valuable and useful presents.
St. Clears Notes. ST. CLEARS, v. LLANELLY. The competition for the Astor Cup between the above two teams came off at the St. Clears Range, on Saturday, the 19th inst., and resulted in a decisive victory for the Llanelly team by 91 points, Tho names and scores are as 'folloiws St Clears: L. P. Jones (captain) 83, D. T. Evans 85, S. J. Evans h, H. Howells 27, Sam Morgan 80; total, 364. Llanelly: B. Phillips (captain) 94, J. Evans 91, F, Anthony 91, D. J. Ambrose 89, G. Adler 90; total, 455. **• The Astor chalfeiDge cup is provided for each county by the National Rifle Associa- tion from the funds of the Astor trust, the conditions imposed being that all competi- tors must be civilian members of the cluib they represent, and that rifles of a service pattern must be used. Details as to the number of rounds, scoring, etc., are left to the local authorities. The above win entitles the Llanelly Club to hold the Challenge Cup for one year, land the individuals to the medals. The local arrangements were car- ried out by Mr E. D. Jones, the representa- tive of th N.R.A. for th County of Carmar- thenshire. Our readers will' be pleased to find that the National Eisteddfod for 1911 is to be held in Carmarthen. The voting which took place at the Albert Hall, London, last Thursday, resulted as follows: Carmarthen, 142; Aber- gavenny, 81. The. Aberystwith invitation was withdrawn. |M A meeting for the purpose of forming a branch of the Carmarthenshire Conservative and Unionist Association will be held at the National' School, St. Clears, on Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. We are glad to record the success of the Rev D. D..Lewis, Seion Baptist Chapel, St. Clears, in winning the chair, valued at JE3 3s, at the important eisteddfod held at Ffynon- y-Bergwm, Na.ntgaredig, on Thursday 17th June, for the best ode on "Blydd-dal yr lien bobl" (Old Age Pensions). The adjudicator was the well-known "Ap Ionawr," Llansam- let, who spoke in highly eulogistic terms of the production. The rev. gentleman was in past days a great and often successful com- petitor in various eisteddfodau, and we are pleased to find him once more in the arena. Perhaps he has designs on another chair to be competed for in 1911. If so, good luck to him.
Presbyterian College, Carmarthen The annual1 examination at this College was brought to a close on Wednesday, when the prizes were distributed among the successful students in the presence of a numerous gathering. The examiners were: Dr Talfourd Ely, D. Lit., M.A.; Rev J. H. Weatherall, M.A., Harold Bailey, Professor Dawes- Hieks, M.A., Ph.D., D. and the Rev W. G. Tarrant, B.A. The two latter in association with the Rev J. C. Ballantyne and Mr Alfred Wilson formed the a-nntual deputation from the Pres- ybterian Board. There are 31 students at the College, including six graduates, five of whom are preparing for the B.D. degree of the University of Wales. With minor excep- tions graduates are not eligible for prizes. The chair at the prize distribution was occupied by Dr Hicks*. In opening the pro- ceedings, he said that it was once more his privilege to greet them. He came not only as an examiner and a critic, 'but as a friend and a fellow worker. He had experienced many of their difficulties and could share to some extent many of the aspirations ot the hour, coming as he did from one busy seat of learning to the other. He had to convey the thanks of the Presbyterian Board to the Principal and his colleagues for the excellent work which they had done, and he had also to congratulate the students on the work which they had done. There was no greater bond than that which existed between College and teacher. The attachment grew rather than lessened with the lapse of years. Often in the thick of the fight in after years, the student realised what he owed to those who had influenced him in his student days. During the year there had been great changes in the curriculum. The Board had tried to lessen the drawbacks incidental to the examination system by adopting what seemed at first sight like at first having more examinations. They had spread the work ot the examination over a longer period; they had tried to lessen the stress at the end of the session by having shorter and less laborious examinations at more frequent intervals. They had in this way introduced the plan of setting the students to WTite short essays on their work in lieu of sitting for examinations. Turning to other topics, he referred to the fact that while the ten- dency of modern Science had been to dwarf man's spirit by a sense of the magnificence of the Universe, we owed a debt to the Positivists who had pointed out that however vast the realms of space may be, and how- ever insignificant our globe may appear by comparison, the presence on that globe of humanity is no mere bye-product of Evolu- tion but a great and stupendous fact, let the dimensions of the stellar universe be as formid able as they may, we could not pit the realities of Intellect and Matter against each other. Even the Unseen God could not per- suiade a pVanet to revolve round the sun by convincing it of the categorical imperative; and no force in the Universe can make a Luther alter his purpose as he stands 'before the Diet of Worms. Matter and soul belong to different planes of being, and there is no consistency by which you can compare one with the other. A mother struggling to save her child is greater than the music of the spheres or the mystery of the Cosmic forces. He pointed out too that Christ had never expressed his love for Humanity, that great abstraction so often spoken about to- day, but of Man—of the individual soul. The Rev W. G, Tarrant again expressed a hope that the chairman would publish some of the addresses he had given in that room. They were worthy of the attention of a far wider circle. He (Mr Tarrant) had to set a short paper on Homiletics. He asked the students to name the chief defects of Preach- ing. One answer wias "Extreme length. One way to avoid that was to ensure that the preacher had to catch a train—as he now had to do. He had that year to pretend to know some Hebrewi-he was afraid that even the Juniors had found him out. He found a i true spirit of comradeship existing in the j College. Excellent work had been done in the subjects in which lie examined. Even those who did not shine liad a right to their self-respect. We could not all be brilliant; most of us had to live in the shade. When we died we were as the Book said "as if we had never been" but our names are written in the Book of Life and our seed is in the Covenant. He wias sure the students did not desire to serve a. denomination or a creed, but to supply the needs of men as they were supplied by our Heavenly Father. Mr Alfred Wilson said that this was the first viva voce examination he had attended as ia visitor. Even during that short period he had been greatly interested in Philosophy. The students all aspired to be leaders. Most men (gained their leadership to a great ex- tent from the advantages which their fathers gave them the start. He understood that many of them had not much of a lead in that way; they deserved to be all the prouder of their progress in that respect. They had all no doubt high ideals before them: Let them keep those ideals before them, and whether they had 'big congregations or small ones, they would not be failures. The Rev J. C. Ballantyne said that the examiners could parody Caesar "We came, we saw, and we were conquered." They drove out to a place which he would not name, lest he should not correctly pronounce it (laughter). They were conquered by the beauty of the scenery, which was almost up to that of his home in the North. They were conquered by the spirit of the College. He was greatly impressed by a sermon in Welsh on the text "Come and See." That was what they did. "Can any good come out of Oarr martheni?" "Come and see." And they came and saw. London is npt a big atheistic place. There are souls in London hungering for religion, and splendid manifestations of religion there, and he would be happy to let any who came up have an insight into these manifestations. Dr Talfourd Ely said that no doubt the students had found that the language of the Saxons was one of their weak points, loncling itself as it, did to ambiguity: There was an ambiguity which was intentional and one which was unintentional. To the former class no doulbt belonged the reply of Disraeli to an author "I shall lose no time in reading your book." He had set a question "Give some account of Greek ideas of a future statp." One student who was mors ingenious than the ptliers placed a different interpretation oil it to the others, and he took a political view of the question and gave some observa- tions—evidently based upon the Republic of Plato—as to how they could improve the Constitution. He (Dr Ely) gave that stu- dent some imainks for finding him out (laugh- ter), He hoped n¡)xt time if he asked a ques- tion about the Constitution of Athens he would not get an answer on Roman Litera- ture and Art. Principal Evans, after acknowledging the kind remarks of the chairman, spoke highly of the way in which the students had worked and also of the absolute impartiality of the Presbyterian Board between the students whether they were Independents, Unitarians Baptists, Methodists, or Wesleyans. In con- clusion he referred to the death since the last meeting of Mrs Dawes Hicks-from whose hands the students used to receive the prizes. He asked them all to risoon their feet to express their sympathy with the chair- man.—All present rose to their feet in silence.
PRIZE LIST. The Cliiairman then distributed the prizes as follows:- A.—Order of Merit at the writteu exam- ination 1 1, -R. M. Rees (year 8). who talkes first place for the third time; 2, D. Harry Da,vies (1); 3, John Davies (2); 4, Thomas E. Jones (3); 5, John Adams (1); 6, T. Henry Jones (3); 7, Herbert Jones (2); 8, William Williams (2); 9, Albert Evans (2); 10, W. H. Eva.ns (2); 11, J. A. Morgan (2); 12, D. J. Jones (2); 1'2, Thomas Lewis W); 14, E. T. Evans (3) and J. T. Rogers (3); 16, Daniel John (1) and David Morgan (1); 18, Benj. Davies (2); 19, Thomas Jeremy (1). Melville Phillips. (3), E. J. Griffiths (2), B. J. Thomas (1). R. O. Jones (1) and J. Archer Howells were albsent from many of the exam- inations from illness or other unavoidable causes. B.—Bursaries of zClO each awarded at the close of last session and payable now subject to conditions which have been satisfactorily filled: Third year, T, E. Jones, R, M. Rees, *Next week we shall publish the full text of the Chairman's address, which took nearly an hour to deliver. and T. Henry Jones. Second year: John Davies, E. J. Griffiths, and Wm. Williams. C.—CUass Prizes, open only to non-bursers: Second year: Herbert Jones, jE3 12s. First year: L. H. Davies, £5 12s; and John Adams jb-t 2s. D.—Special Prizes: (A) Sharpe prize, offered by Miss Emily Sharpe, of Highbury, Lodnon, for excellence in Biblical studies, open to students of the second and third years: 1, Daniel Adams, B.A., L6; 2, Wm. Williams, JE4. (B): Baily prize, offered by Mr Harold Baily, of Hampstead, London, for excellence in elocution: R. M. Rees £1 Is, and Wm. Williams Ll Is. E. Leaving Certi-ficates.. The ordinary cer- tificate was given to T. E. Jones, Thomas Lewis, E. T. Evans, T. H. Jones, J. T. Rogers and Melville Phillips, and a certificate of honour to R. M. Rees. Professor Jones thanked the chairman for his address which was most inspiring. They were especially thankful to Mr Wilson for looking after the finances, and they appre- ciated his attention to it. Principal Evans had been there for 25 years,, and he was in- clined to think that he bad been there a few days Honger. 250 pupils had passed through the classes of Principal Evans; but he be- lieved that as many as 260 had passed through his own, and they were all very good boys. He agreed with what had been said that they had never experienced any sectarian difficulty there. They had never reached that plane, or else they had gone beyond it. The Rev Philemon Moore said that he re- membered that CoNege for 21 years. It was tme there had been a break of a few years in his connection with it, but during those years his eyes were still upon the College. Looking back upon those years he could say that no feature had been more marked than the earnestness of the students who took their studies very seriously. Professor M. B. Owen said that some sur- prise had been expressed that an individual as narrow as himself (laughter) should be connected with a College which was so broad. He claimed for the Baptists that they had always stood up for the right of the individual to know the truth for himself. It was not inconsistent for him to be there to help indi- viduals to find out the truth for themselves. The Rev E. U. Thomas referred to the intellectual side of religion touched upon by the chairman in past addresses. He had longed for an address to the students giving them a message to hearts laden with sin and sorrow. To-day that wish had been realised, and there was a note in the music which was not earth born. Mr P. J. Wheldon complimented the stu- dents on their conduct out of doors. He advised them never to copy anybody, but to be thei rown selves. The Rev John Rogers (Pembrey) concluded the meeting with prayer. At the conversazione which followed the public proceedings, a musical entertainment was provided by the students, in the course of which a. Hockey prize, in the form of a handsome hookey stick, was presented to Mr T. Henry Jones, by a member of the Piresby- terian Board, in the albsence of Mr Harold Clennell, the donor. Later in the day the students dined together at the Central Hotel.
Obituary. MRS" PRICE. Mrs Jane Price—widow of the Hate Mr J. A. Price, a waggon examiner on the L. and N.W.R.—died at her residence, 8, Old Priory Row on Sunday night. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, had been in ill-health for a considerable time. She was a faithful member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Mrs Price, who had been a. widow for 22 years, is survived by one son—Mr D. J. Price The funeral, which was public, took place at Tabernacle on Thursday (yesterday).
iMJR WILLIAM JONES. Mr William Jones died on Monday night at the residence of his only sister, Miss Jones, 67, St. Catherine street. The deceased, who was a clogger by trade, was a native of Conwil. He had resided for 24 years in Car- marthen, and had carried on business at No. 55, St. Catherine street, where lie resided until he was overtaken by his fatal illness. The deceased, who was a bachelor, was 62 years of age, and had been for many years a member of Lammas St. Independent Church. The funeral, which will be public, will start from the house at 10.30 a.m. for Blaenycoed on Friday.
MISS LIZA REYNOLDS. Miss Liza Reynolds died on Monday at Davies's Court, St. Catherine street. The deceased, who was 55 years of age, is sur- vived by one sister. She had been for many years a member of Water st. C.M. Church. The funeral took place on Thursday at Water street.
MR DAVID DA VIES. (Mr David Davies died at hs residence, No. 7, Mansel street, on Sunday morning. The deoeased, who was 87 years of age, had car- ried on a refreshment business for many years, and was highly respected in the town and country. He is survived by a widow, a son, and a daughter. The funeral took place at Aborgii-iii Churchyard on Wednesday. The funeral took place at Abergwili Churchyard on Wednesday. The Rev Owen Jones (curate of St. David's, Carmarthen) and the Rev T. Thomas, vicar of Abergwili, officiated. The Rev H. T. Jacob, minister of Peniel Independent Church, was also pre- sent. The mourners were: Mrs Davies (the widow); Mr Wm. Davies (son) and Mrs Davies, Ammanford; Mrs Jones, Gorseinon (daughter); Mr Joseph Williams, New Tre- degar (stepson); Mr Llewelyn, Maesteg; Mr and Mrs Roberts, Lllettyhenry; Mrs Davies, Rhydyrhaw; Mr Rees, Rose and Crown; Air Rees, Cloigin; Mr Rees, Ystradfawr; iMr Roberts, Penparke Mrs Havqrd, Penlan Mr Davies, Sarnau and Mr Rosser, Sketty; There was a large attendance of the general public
iMR EDWARD EVANS. A correspondent sends us the following additional particulars regarding the late Mr Edward Evans, whose death was referred to in OUT obituary eojumsii "last week:—"At Finchingfieid, Braintree, Essex, the death took place of Private Edward Evans, late of the Royal Army Medical Coups, on Friday, June llth. He was the second son of the late George Evans, of Carmarthen, and was 29 years of age. He had seen service during the late South African war, served with the 6th Division Field Hospital under Lord Roberts, was present at the relief of Kim- berley and Barrddburg and Driefontein, and was present at the occupation of Bloomfon- teiiii, when lie returned home with invalids from the Avar. After a few days in his native land lie was draifted to the China war and served till the end of tITat war. He vas pensioned for life from the Army after 12 years service, through sickness. He was laid to rest at St. John's Church, Fincliing- field, Braintree, Essex, with a full military luner^lL"
Preachers next Sunday At Carmarthen Places of Worship. LAMMAS ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPE. Mr R. M. Rees, Presbyterian College. UNION ST. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL Professor D. E. Jones (pastor). PRIORDY INDEPENDENT CJAPEL Rev K Keri Evans, pastor. ELIM INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. Rev T. G. Owen (pastor). ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev Edward Bush, Port Talbot (Sunday School Anniversary). ABERGWFI INDEPENDENT CHAPEL Rev D, Williams (pastor). TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL Rjev E. U. Thomas (pastor). ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev Gwilym Davies, B.A., pastor. PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. WATER ST. CM. CHAPEL. Rev. W. D. Rowlands (pastor). ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Rev G. A. Edwards, B.A., pastor. BETHANTA C.M. CHAPEL. Rev J. E. Thomas, St. Clears. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev W. J. Britten. Llanellv, EBENEZER WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Rev. H. P. Atkins (Pastor.) BABELL C.M., PENSARN. Rev Samuel Evanis (pastor).
-1 By the Way. The sewin fishing is said this year to be the poorest on record in the Towy. Salmon fish- ing, however, is fairly good. Mr P. J. Aninand who has been managing a business for some years in Blue street, left Carmarthen on the 17th inst., and had a good opportunity to say good-bye to many friends, as on the way to Birmingham he travelled a considerable distance with the Eisteddfodic deputation. *»• Mrs Llewelyn, 7, Priory-row, Carmarthen, has in her (possession an interesting fragment of the Old Augustinian Priory. It is a stone inscribed "Heb Duw, heb digon. Anno Domini, 1475." Now that the National Eis- teddfod is coming to Carmarthen, it is inte- resting to recollect that the earthly remains of Tudor Aled, the last of the monk-bards of Wales, lies in some forgotten grave at Car- marthen--probably part of a garden. Mr Gwilym Davies will preach at the English Baptist Church, on Sunday evening next on, "The Fourth Centenary of John Calvin." m Now that we are to have the Eisteddfod, the question ofprovidilllga pavillion is sure to raise the question of the Drill Hall. If some means were found by which the inte- rests of the Territorials could be safeguarded, and the wants of the Eisteddfod met in one scheme, the result ought to be a very happy one for both parties. The Territorial Qycling Corps from Gla- morgan will go into camp at Pontgarreg farm on Sunday evening. The Corporation men are now engaged in extending tht water supply to the oamp. •ft# Lieut.-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., was in waiting in an annexe when the Carmarthen deputation were addressing I the Gorsedd, and when the result was announced he took off his hat and cheered lustily. •*» The Llanstephan' people are realising that the motor 'bus is not an unmitigated Mess- ing. (Lf it brings trippers down, it also takes Lllansteplian people up to Carmarthen to do their shopping. it.. A mare belonging to Mrs Rees, Pantteg. Llangendeirne, gave/birth, on Saturday night to three live foals. The night was a wet and stormy one. Two of the fillies died, but the third is strong and healthy. Major Neville inspected the local company of the Territorial Engineers on Tuesday evening at the Carmarthen Barracks. The men were informed of the new regulation by which they will be supplied with a pair of uniform boots for use in camp. • t« Master W. F. Llovd, son of Mr J. F. Lloyd, 19, Picton terrace, Carmarthen, took the first prize at the National Eisteddfod for a set of drawing of plants and flowers from nature. Last year lie took thefirst prize in a similar competition. Ninety-two persons travelled from Carma;r- marthen to London in order to impress the claims of the Ancient Borough on the Gor- sedd. A special corridor train (L. and N.W. Railway) left Carmarthen at 5.45 on the 17th inst. A breakfast and dining car was put on at Llandilo, and a goodly number partooik of breakfast on the way. Euston was reached at 1.15 a.m. The return journey was commenced at 6.30 p.m. on Friday the 18th inst. A smoking concert was held in the dining car, in which the majority of the deputation took part. Several prominent Carmarthen men contributed largely to the enjoyment of the company. The arrange- ments for the excursion were carried out by Mr OKver Jones, the popular L. and N.W.R. stationmaster at Carmarthen, to the great comfort and convenience of all concerned. Alderman Morris Jones occupied the foot- plate on both journeys. The Rev Waldo Lewis, the respected minis- ter of Penuel, whilst on a visit to London this week, was struck down by an attack of appendicitis, and has been unable to leave the Metropolis. Mr Herbert Jones, of King street, who accompanied the Eisteddfodic deputation, is also seriously ill in London, having beintg attacked by a paralytic seizure. The annual meeting of the Cymmrodorion Society will be held at Pentrepoeth School on Monday evening next. The principal busi- ness will be the election of officers for the year 1909-10. There will also be a series of songs and recitations. The 7th Welsh (Cyclists) are anticipating with great eagerness their annual camp. which commences next week, the locale being near the ancient town of Carmarthen, in the vicinity df which a very successful and en- joyable camp was held last year. The ad- vance party, under Major Allardyce, and consisting of the sergeant-instructor, the quartermaster-sergeant, and 20 non- commissioned officers and men, left on Thursday to make preparations for the main body, which is due to arrive the ensuing Sun- day. The headquarters companies leave Car- diff at 9.30 a.m. special train on Sunday, and other companies will be picked up along the line. The train is due to arrive at Carmar- then at 1 p.m. During the fortnight the ad- jacent country from Carmarthen to the Car- digan coast will be explored. Carmarthen being the base for operations. Several offers of camping grounds for parties who. are com- pelled to sleep away from the main camp have been received, and the commanding officer. Colonel Cecil' Wilson, will doubtless be glad to avail himself of these offers, or at all events some of them. The men will be finely equipped for the eamp, special mackin- tosh capes, roomy and lengthy, and made of material that will defy rain, having arrived. Other equipment has also come to hand, in- cluding special carriers for the bicycles, strong and convenient, for carrying the men's kit. They hang over the left side of the machines, counterbalancing the Aveigiit of the rifles, which are affixed to the right side. 0*9 All grades of E Company of the .1th Bat- talion Welsh Regiment turned out in service dress on the 14th inst., and were put through their drill at their Carmarthen headquarters by the adjutant (Captain Stod- dart, of Haverfordwest). On the same even ing No 3 Section (Welsh Company) of the Royal Engineers had a service dress parade. The pontoon Avaggons for this corps have now arrived, and it is expected that sme useful work will be done by the drivers before they go to camp on July 31st. On Wednesday some of the drivers conveyed one of the transport Avaggons to Kidwelly, where they were met by the drivers of Xo. 1 (Llanelly) Section, who took the waggon in charge. On the Sunday on which the 7th Battalion (Cyclists) are in camp near Carmarthen there will, it is believed, be a Church parade of all the Carnmrtlien corps, including yeomanry, infantry, and engineers, together with the eycl'ists, when it is hoped that a band will be requisitioned to accompany them to church. On July 5tli General Lloyd, Commander- in-chief of the Welsh Division, will visit Car- marthen and inspect the cyclists' camp and infantry and prolwibly the engineers. Those responsible for the arrangements are, we un- derstand, endeavouring to get an official re- ception by the Mayor, and a parade of all units in the Park. The Sunday School Anniversary services will be held at the English Congregaticnal Church on Sunday the 27th inst., when the Rev Edward Bush, Port Tall)ot. will prteacli morning and evening, and address the United English Nonconformist Sunday Schools in the alfternoon. "Moaia. King V," a bull bred by Colonel (iwynne Hughes, Glancothi, and owned by Sit Arthur Stepney, first prize at th« I Royal Show this AA eek in Class 83, out of 42 entrants. The meeting of the Car-marthen Board of Guardians on Saturday is being looked for- ward to with great expectation, in view of a letter from the Local Government Board which it is anticipated will be read trien. ••• "Who is to be the Secretary of the National Eisteddfod?" Such is the great question of the day at Carmarthen. Whilst patriotism and zeal are very good auxiliaries it must 'be admitted that the chief qualifica- tion is the ability to run a big show success- tully. On Monday, the license of the Coopers Arms was transferred to Mr Dd. James, for- merly of Mydrim. Mr Wm. Thomas, the former tenant of the Coopers' Arms, goes to the Drover's Arms, in place of Mr Lucius T-hamas. Although we do not hear so much about it now, our water supply is not in a state which will allow much trifling with it. The recent rains have had little effect compared to the previous drought Supt. Long Price and the bailiff. have killed 41 pike betAveen Nantgaredig and Llandilo this week. Some of those landed weighed 15lbs. Those who keep bees wilT be interested to know that the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries desire to warn all bee-keepers that an outbreak of disease believed to be identi- cal with the Isle of Wight bee disease has occurred in several hives in Buckinghamshire. This disease which lias destroyed almost all the bees in the Island from which it takes its name is due to a bacillus closely resembling the bacillus of Palgue, and no remedy for it is known. It is of the utmost importance, therefore, that bee-keepers should take every precaution to prevent the disease spreading, and they are strongly advised to keep a care- ful watch for any signs of its appearance. A full description of the disease was published in the Journal of the Board of Agriculture for February, 1909, and bee-keepers who find symptoms of disease corresponding to the description there given should communicate with the Board otf Agriculture and Fisheries, 4, Whitehall place, London, S.W. The report of the chairman of the Welsh Church Commission, which, after the second reading, WM sent to the printers for the corrections and alterations made by members to be effected, has now been returned to the Royal Commission House, and a further meeting of the Commissioners will shortly be held. Mrs. Lloyd George presided on Tuesday night at a lecture given by the Rev. Philip Jones, Llanelly, at the New Jewin Chapel, London, on Edward Matthews." There was a large audience. Mrs. Lloyd George, who was accompanied by Mrs. Llewelyn Williams and Mrs Timothy Davies, in the course of an interesting speech remarked that Mr. Lloyd George regretted his inability to accept the kind invitation extended to him to attend. She was pleased to attend the gathering, for she had a vivid recollection when a girl of listening to the eloquent and dramatic preacher, the late Edward Matthews, when on a visit to Criccieth. The office of sectetary and general manager of the Welsh National Agricultural Society has been resigned by Mr Lewes Loveden Pryst, who has gone to reside at Cheltenham. For the present the duties have been undertaken by Professor Brynner Jones, of the Agricultural Department of the Aberystwyth University College. <HHt The Welsh members of Parliament cannot be charged with neglecting their native tongue. Indeed, almoft the only Welsh speeches delivered at the London Eisteddfod came from the Welsh M.P-s. Mr Lloyd George's address was confined entirely to Welsh, and at the joint meeting of the Gorsedd and Eisteddfod Association it was difficult to decide whether the palm for chaste Welsh should be given to Sir Ivor Herbert, Sir Herbert Roberts, or Mr Llewelyn Williams.
The Hay Harvest. The hay crops this year are hkely to be bad throughout South Wales. In Breoonshire, which is considered a typical agricultural county, the prospects are exceedingly bad, and, to give the opinion of the leading far- mers in this county expressed to a represen- tive of the Press: "It will be the worse sea- son known for several years." All through the prosperous Usk Valley complaints are general, and inquiries elicit the fact that very poor crops are expected in Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, and the border counties of Monmouth and Hereford. Although some of the small holders in Breconsbrie have their hay down, none has yet been hauled. The recognised time for the commencement of the hay harvest on some of the big estates in South Wales is from June 21st to 24th. This year few will have started before the end of the month at least, and even then they cannot expect ajiy heavy crops. Al- though the rains of the past week will help the growth considerably, the crops generally Avill be weak owing to the absence of mois- ture when the grass was young. The prospects for the f-t-uit crops, it may be mentioned, are exceedingly good, especi- ally for apples and pears, of which there is a glut.
LLANDILO. IN aid of the fund for sending patients to the Convalescent Homes, street collections were made on Monday last. when the amount collected was zClS. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Satur- day last of Mr Richard Williams, licensed victualler. Cross Keys Hotel, Glanamraaii, who was better known as Eos Cennen, from the fact that lie was born in Trapp. which stands on the Cennen River. He was possessed of a fine tenor voice, and won the prize at the Chicago Eisteddfod for the tenor solo. His remains were brought to Llandilo on Tuesday for interment in the parish churchyard. He was for years con- ductor of the singing at Cvnonfardd's Chapel. THE FAIB.—Barnabas fair was held on Monday and Tuesday last. Although a con- siderable number of pleasure seekers atten- ded it, yet had the weather been less unpro- pitious there was every reason to believe there would have been many more. In the afternoon rain fell incessantly. The basin- ess fair was well attended, and on the whole good business was done. Messrs William and Walter James, who had undertaken the cales in the new Mart, held the first on tb<> occasion of the fair, and the start Avas en- couraging. Thirty-four fat beasts were dis- posed <jtf at an average of £ 14. Some of the animals sold for £18. For 100 lambs the average price Avas 4d per lb. Porkers to the number of fifty were sold at t2 10s. each on an average. DEATH.—At Llandilo on Wednesday, the death took place after a. short illness as a re- sult- of paralytic seizure, of Mr T. Thomas, hoot manufacturer. The deceased als") poss essed the tannery at Rho-miaeu, Llandilo, and at Carmarthen, and his trade both in the tannery and boot manufacturing was an extensive one. He had attained the age of <3. He was lior some years a memher of tfit-, Lrban District Council, and was an ardent Churchman. He leaves a widow.
FERRYS1DE, DEATH OF AX OLDEST INHABITANT —OH Mon day the funeral took place of Mr Jeremiah Lloyd, retired sea captain. The cortege crossed Llanstephan ferry in boats, and pro- ceeded to Llanybri Churcdyarli, where the interment took place. Deceased, Avho was in his ninty-third year, had ,I)eilt years in the merchant service. During the'past 30 A ears he had lived in retirement at Nep- tune VI Ila, Ferryside. tie was hale and hear- ty, and enoyed his pipe to the last.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. WEDDING. — At Hitcliam Parish Church, near laplow, on Monday, the Aveddiug took place of Mr B. O.-Sones. of Roath. Cardiff, second son of the late Mr John Jones, Pwll- gwair, Noucastle Emlyn, and Miss Elsie Davies, late of Pembroke, second daughter of Mr R. M. Davies, of Lampeter. The bride- groom is secretary of the Cardiff branch of the Commercial Travellers' Benefit Soeietv and an active member of Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church. The brwl« Wehberd byi ]\V yo'jng niece, Miss Molly \lv n "1 t bridegroom by his brother, ayid Jones, B.A., London. Mr and Lodnon'168 are 8peIKluig t]leir honeymoon in
LAMPETE1?. LIGHT RAILWAY—Excellent progress is Owing made in tbe construction of the new railway from Lampeter to Aberayron, and it is evident from the progress already made that the contractors, Messrs E. Nuttal and Co., of Manchester, Avill complete their con- tract well within the specified period of *21 months. In accordance with the conditions existing between the two interested com.j>aij- ies, the Great Western Railway Company has completed a junction opposite Derigocli. and on Sunday next fitters will probably proceed Avith the erection of a ground frame to work the points. The manual work betwe-n the junction and Felinfach is so wel 1 advanced that before many more weeks an engine will hi" placed on the rails to assist in the opera- tions between. Felinfach and Aberayron.