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MUSTARD AND CRESS. —— <► The Lawn Tennis Club subscription has been raised. Good health to Mr. Llewellyn John, the new captain of the Llanelly Cricket Club At Carmarthen in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee, all the school children are to be presented with appropriate medals. The annual meeting of the Llanelly Cricket Club on Tuesday evening was one of the best ever held under the auspices of the club. The annual meetings of the Llanelly Cricket Club are distinguished not only for a quick and efficient discharge of business, but for wit. On Sunday evening last at Park Church the Rer. Elvet Lewis preached a sermon on Drummond as a Christian teacher" to a large congregation. Mr. Sidney Jones, who was the guest of the Llaa- elly Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening last, was, in his time, eighth wrangler at Cambridge. Affectionate inquiries are being made (says the South Wales Daily Post) as to how Easter eggs can be boiled in a broken sospan. Mr. Tom Hughes 11 brought the house down at the recent Oddfellows' demonstration at Cardiff by the singing of Mary of Argyll." A collection was made .on the football field on Saturday in aid of Mr. Ben Jenkins, a member of the team, who has been ill for some months. Birmingham is busy turning out commemorative jubilee medals. The medals already made, if placed in a column, would reach a height of thirty miles, A debate has been arranged between selected mem- bers of the Swansea Law Students' Society and the Llanelly Law Students' Society, and is to come off on May 5th. The male teachers in the service of the School Board received an invitation to be present at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening last, when Mr. Sidney Jones delivered an address on commercial education. A bill has been introduced to Parliament with a view of enabling prisoners to give evidence in their own defence. Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. for West Car- marthen, delivered a long speech in the House on the second reading of the bill. Mr. Sidney Jones, who read a paper on commercial education at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening, is one of the examiners for the London Cham- ber of Commerce in the commercial tests conducted under the auspices of that body, The adjudication in detail on the chief choral com- petition at the Tonypandy Eisteddfod has now been published. As we stated last week, the Llanelly choir went out of tune in the glee. However, the adjudi- cator gives them rare praise for their "perfect phrasing. Elementary school at Llanelly.—Teacher: "How many colours are there in the rainbow ? The pride of the class: "Three, sir." "What are they, my boy ? -1 Brown, Thomas, and John, sir This is the name of a well-known firm of local b,.iilders.- Western Mail. The Rev. W. Justin Evans' Church at Lewisham has a membership of 982, of whom 6l were admitted during the past year. In the Sunday-schools, there are 1,804 scholars and 141 teachers. The numerouS organizations are well sustained. The income from all sources was £ 3,624. All the public appointments held in Llanelly by the I late Mr. John Jennings have now been filled. Mr. Henry W. Spowart is the new town-clerk, Mr. W. W. Brodie is clerk to the magistrates, Mr. Ifor W. Watkms succeeds to the school board clerkship, while a new secretary to the hospital has been found in Mr. Fred L. Rees. His countrymen will regret to learn that the Rev. Ossian Davies, the distinguished preacher of Bourne- mouth, has broken down in health, and is confined to his house. He was to have officiated at the Star-street Church in Cardiff on Sunday last, but it now transpires that he has been unable for some three weeks past to fulfil any of his engagements. The Japanese are the cleanliest people in the world. There are hot springs up and down the country, in which people occasionally bathe for a month, never once leaving the water, but propping themselves up with stones at night lest they should topple over and be drowned in their sleep The authority quoted above gives his word of honour that he is not yarning." The only football team in Llanelly that can boast of an unbroken record is the Pupil Teachers' Football Club. They played their last match of the season on Saturday last, when they beat the Intermediate School by 1 goal to 1 try. The following is their record up to date Played 2, Won 2. lost 0, Drawn 0. A correspondent adds "Now gentlemen, please line up with the medals and gold watches." An amusing discussion occurred at a meeting of the Borough Council on Monday. One of the members advocated the providing of clothes for the town hall caretaker, whereupon Mr. Brodie inquired if the care- taker had hitherto been walking about the premises without any wearing apparel. Then it was explained that what was wanted was a special distinctive uniform. And the caretaker is to get it. Llanelly, the tin-plate town-we write (says a con- temporary) with the kindest feeling, and only use the phrase in its descriptive sense—would hardly know itself in the pages of an old tourist book published in the first decade of the century by "Edwards and Knibb," of London. The town is there described as a miserable, dirty place, filled with miners and sailors." Hence to Kidwelly," adds the writer, the road leads over the Pentree hills, where the scenery is viewed to great advantage." Mr. Sidney Jones took great pains to prepare a valuable paper on commercial education for the LIan- elly Chamber of Commerce. He had written to several assistants of public schools in the kingdom for infor- mation on the condition of the commercial departments, and one of the replies received was as follows:—" We have a mercantile side in this school, and it is chiefly a refuge for the weak and ungodly. The time is given chiefly to book-keeping and short- hand. As it is, the stupidity of the mercantile side is appalling." Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., was the victim of a curious accident the other day. He left Swansea by the evening express for London. Upon the arrival of the train at Laudore, he was found unconscious in a first class railway carriage with a wound on the head from which blood was profusely flowing. Mr. Evans was "brought round and said the o-ily explanation he could offer was that he must have swooned and fallen to the floor of the compartment. Mr. Evans—who was prostrated with influenza a few weeks ago-pluckily continued his journey to London. Mr. Tennyson Smith's name is being perpetuated in the Rbondda (says the South Wales Daily News) in a manner which is not likely to commend itself to that stalwart temperance advocate. It appears that recent- ly a new glass measure has found its way to the Rhondda Hotels in the shape of an enlarged tumbler having the capacity of a pint, and it has been named by the local users "Tennyson," in commemoration of the visit of the lecturer to the district some time ago. It is stated that there is a decided rush for "Tennysons," especially in the upper portions of the Valley. A pressman picked up the following in the council chamber of the Town Hall on Monday after the meeting of the Harbour Commissioners:- I a I i" APRIL 26tb, 1897. a I I Llanelly Urban District Council. I I I ROLL CALL. I IR. Guest Absent § W. W. Brodie Absent | David Thomas- Absent Owen Charles Absent 1 IiIIBS  I I Gone to where beyond these voices there is PEACE. A parish councillor in Carmarthenshire, or, rather,, his S mi day hat, has received (says the Western Mail) a considerable honour recently. The great man was proceeding home one stormy night recently, when the wind, in a sportive mood, snatched his hat, which a. search with lanterns and lights could not discover. Six or seven days afterwards a farmer, in watching the arboreal operations of a pnir of rooks, noticed that they were in greater excitement than the usual pre- parations for coming events demanded, and tried to divine the cause of it. At last he understood the mystery. There was the identical bat lost by the councillor, snugly lodged in the branches and taken possession of by the rooks. By this time, probably, it contains the foundations of a future rookery. Our correspondent adds that the councillor is a member of the new Anti-rook Society established in that parish.