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MOREWOOD'S WORKS. CONVERTED INTO A LIMITED I LIABILITY COMPANY. A GREAT COMMERCIAL AMALGA- MATION. We notice that the old established firms of Messrs. E. Morewood & Co., of Llanelly, and the Swansea Tinplate Company, of Swansea, have been amalga- mated and converted into a limited liability company. The capital is Y,168,750, of which £135,000 is in £10 ordinary shares, 17 10s. paid up, and Y,33,750 in 5 per cent. preference shares, which will be new capital in the business. The ordinary shares are taken by the vendors, and the preference shares by a few influential friends largely interested in the steel industries, none being -Offered to the public. It was decided to convert these Concerns into a Joint Stock Company, as of late con- siderable additions have been made to the works to enable them to utilise their plant in the production of steel for enamelled ware, galvanized corrugated iron, large tin and black sheets and similar products, and it Vasthought that with the view of developing the commercial side of the business a considerable addition should be made to the capital. We understand that Mr. H. C. Bond is the chairman ef the Company, and that Mr. J. H. Rogers has Undertaken the position of Managing Director for seven years, and Mr. Wm. Rees, who has been head of Messrs. E. Morewood & Co's offices for many years, is secretary.
OUR VOLUNTEER CORPS. I
OUR VOLUNTEER CORPS. I ORDERS FOR THE WEEK. I Orderly Officer, Captain Phillips orderly sergeant. Sergeant Davies orderly corporal, Corporal Williams, Company drill on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. There will be company drill in uniform ou Tuesday, the 18th. Every member is expected to ,atteuti,By order, 1. PHILLIPS, captain.
"TEMPEST TOSSED" AT THE ROYALTY…
"TEMPEST TOSSED" AT THE ROYALTY THEATRE. The boards of the Royalty Theatre are occupied this 'I Week by Mr. Richard Neville's No. I. Company in the production of the powerful drama, Tempest Tossed." The young leading actress takes her part exceedingly Well. The other artistes one and all also do justice to their parts. Excellent audiences hace been registered every evening. The ventriloquial entertainment, em- bodied in the performance, is of a high order.
THE NEW POSTAL REGULATIONS.
THE NEW POSTAL REGULA- TIONS. Our readers are aware that a new postal regulation Till shortly come into vogue dealing with the free delivery of letters in remote districts-letters which are now" kept for callers." One of our representa- tives has been in conversation with Mr. Scnife, who states that a little under a thousand letters of the type Earned are dealt with in the Llanelly district during the year.
ACCIDENT TO ONE OF MESSRS.…
ACCIDENT TO ONE OF MESSRS. BUCKLEY'S HORSES. A shocking accident occurred to one of the most Valuable bosses of Buckley, Ltd on Tuesday evening. The horse was being driven into the brewery, after the day's work, when a collision occurred between it and hand-cart which was in charge of a boy. The latter, going down the hill, lost control over the band-cart, and Was propelled at a great rate into collision with the horse, with the result that the shafts of the hand- cart pierced the side of the animal to a dppth of about Zine inches. Strange to say, the boy escaped unhurt. The fine animal, however, was badly injured, and now lIes in a precarious condition.
QUARTERLY MEETINGS OF BAPTISTS.I
QUARTERLY MEETINGS OF BAPTISTS. The quarterly meeti!: the Welsh Baptists of j Sast Carmartbeasbire were held at Hermon Chapel, 11 ,,O,nno t), on Tuesday and Wednesday. A number of resolutions were passed, which appear in our Welsh Columns, On Tuesday evening the service was intro- duced by the Rev. Rowe Williams, Trimsaran, and flerOlons were preached by the Revs. John Pugh, Cwrndu, andW. Davies, Cwmivor. On Wednesday tnorning the service was introduce.1 by the Rev. raniel Davies, Felinfoel, and sermons were preached by the Revs. J. 1). Evans, Llandovery, and Davies, ianclebie. In the afternoon the Rev. John Reynolds, 1dwelly, introduced the service, and the preachers ere the Revs. W. Saunders, Rbymncy, and Moses Jones, Llandyfau. Last evening the preachers were II Gwili," and the Rev. W. E. Watkins, Burry Port.
A FORTHCOMING CONCERT. I
A FORTHCOMING CONCERT. As will he seen from our advertising columns, 1(adame Alice Gomez, the celebrated contralto, and her specially-selected party of operatic and concert jjtistes. will appear at the Aihemenm on Monday, Iday lotb. Madame Gomez commenced hor tour on t.1:onda,y last at the Temperance Hall, Mertbyr, and deceived a most brilliant; reception, the audience .being 1130st enthusiastic, and frequent encore songs had to be tven by the various artistes during the evening. "Madame Gomes has a world-wide reputation, and S?eat judgment has been shown in selecting such 'artiste? to assist her as Madame Leslie Arnott, Mr. C. tnii,),Il Jones, Mr. Edmund Edwards, Mr. William ?eutfy, Mr. Wymark Stratton, and others. This ¡Sit to L!ane!!y should be a most saccesstui one.
VIOLIN RECITAL AT THE PARISH…
VIOLIN RECITAL AT THE PARISH HALL. c "e doubt if a more appreciative audience has ever « '^gathered in the Parish H?t: than that which SSetabIed on Tuesday evening laRt on the occasion of 4 ?olm recital given by Miss Winifred Samuel on b,lb,tlf of tbn fund" of the UnneHy Hospita). The ?tiatipe of Miss Winifred Samuel in this connection s V0H,mes *'?r her philanthropic interest in this xceUent institution. This generous interest will, oubt?ss, he as much appreciated by the Hospital on1Ïttee, as the exce?eut instrumental :m;t vocal SIU was admired and applauded by the audience who fill | the Parish Hall on the occasion named. The j ?lta! was a conspicuous success, the various violin 'ecttons given by Miss Winifred Samuel being perfect ??*'??o pesentatioll, in execHtautabiIity and perfect !n ???- M'ss Samuel found enthusiastic coadjutors in TuIr- T. J. Williams, Mr. David T h omas, Mons. Q ?! T. J. Williams, Mr. Da?id Thomas, Mons. ?"ma,,? Mr. David Hughes, a?d Mr. Luther Owen, ? ??teri?My contributed to the enjoyment of the even- in Alr Hughes was in the best of voices, and his ndenugs fairly brought down the house. It may ￼ be truthful!v stated that Mr Luther Owen's ccompalliments ;ere never more highly appreciated. I
-I THE SCHOOL BOARD RATE.…
THE SCHOOL BOARD RATE. I THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY. [ 14 order to correct a ;irelJe!)si()n in relation to I thp' amount of grant to be given to Llanelly under the ?? ??'tous Board Scboo!sPi)J,itMwcU to remember thaff| of £,700 odd which will be received in ￼ r year will ?'? ?? ?? Mi?uatiy-recurring Sah<<??' ?? grant is bestowed according to <S V A- ? ?--?!dn? scale, and Lianeliy, having a Is. 1M. Sch ?'?trd rate, comM under the 135. 6d. ?'?'' '???'? to say, thc?ovefnmeut?iUmitkegood the ,rce between 7s. 6d.?nd 135. 6d. in respect <H' ??'?- Immediately the Imperial subsidy ? ?' '? ￼ however, the rate is <!ccre:t6ed, a.n d in the f revoiv?? however, tbe rate is decreased, and in the ital ?? year we sh?U naturally come under a lower Scalp a '?s<???"?y receive a smaller Imperial S?bhj
LOCAL CRICKET NOTESI
LOCAL CRICKET NOTES LBY SPECTATOR.1 I The first mateh of the local season was played on Saturday at Stradey Park. It does not call for much comment, the form displayed, especially the batting display, being of a singularly arid type. The match, as my readers are aware, was one arranged between the Llanelly First Eleven and the Carmarthenshire League-the latter being a com- bination which bids fair to appreciably improve the standard of cricket in this district. The teams were clearly not in form, a fact due to the absence of any real practice. The victory of the League was somewhat unex- pected. The defeat of the First Eleven, however, by the League is not much to be regretted. If our men can make a decent show against Car- diff, Newport, and Swansea, we won't complain. The only notable thing in the afternoon was the magnificent bowling of Mr. J. Davies, of Ponty- berem, who took nine wickets for fifteen runs. Curiously enough, the Swansea First Eleven were defeated the same day by the Swansea League. The first genuine contest of the season will take place on Saturday next, when Llanelly and Swan- sea will meet at the latter place, Llanelly will be represented as follows :—Messrs. Llewellyn John (capt.), F. L. Rees, F. N. Powell, D. L. Joseph, J. Howell, H. W. Veall, Percy Rees, G. P. Lewis, Hugh Howell, Tom Davies, and W. Davies. It has been decided to restart the Llanelly Church Cricket Club. A meeting will be held in the choir vestry of All Saints' Church on Friday evening at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of electing officers and committee. Last year's members and intending members are requested to attend. Mr. W. Griffiths left Llanelly on Tuesday morning for Monktoncoome to fill an engagement as cricket professional.
CRICKET MATCHES. I
CRICKET MATCHES. I « LLANELLY v. CARMARTHENSHIRE LEAGUE. The first match of the season at Llanelly was played on Saturday last at Stradey Park before a fair number of spectators, the competitors being the Llauelly First Eleven and a selected team from the constituent teams of the Carmarthenshire League. The scores were as follows:- LLANELLY. F N Powell b Davies 0 Fred Rees c Samuel b Davies 11 Davies (pro.) c Courtney b Davies 15 J Howell b Davies 0 H W Veall b Davies. 0 Llewellyn John (captain) b Davies 4 Percy Rees b T Evans 0 Hugh Howell c Evans b Ditvies 0 D L Joseph c Courtney b Davies 0 E Gee b Davies 0 Hammond not out 2 Extras 1 Total 33 EIGHTEEN OF THE LEAGUE. LI H Hodgson b Joseph 7 Dr Lewis c and b Joseph 0 Edmunds c Powell b Rees 0 D James run out 0 H Bowen Ibw b Rees 4 H Seymour (captain) b Fred Rees 12 W N Jones b Joseph 3 T Evans b Fred Rees 1 Drew b Joseph 8 J Davies b Rees 0 Cummings b Hees 0 J Thomas b Joseph 12 Morris c John b Rees 0 Prosser st Davies b Joseph 0 B Reel) b Rees. 4 J Samuel b Rees 5 Cooke not out 6 Courtney st Davies b Rees 0 Extras 3 Total 65 CAMBRIANS v. PANTTEG ROVERS. I I This match was played on Saturday last. The game ended in a draw. Pantteg were poorly repre- sented. The following are the scores :—Cambrians E. i Thomas (1), 0 H. Griffiths, 18 1. Williams, 0 W. J. Williams, 0 H. Williams, 2; D. L. Jones, 17 E. Humphreys, 3; Williams. 0; T. Francis, 0; J. Harries, 0; E. Thomas (2), 0 total, 40. Pantteg Movers: H. Evans, 3; W. Evans, 16 T. Jones, 2 D. J, Francis, 0; W. H. Roberts, 0; D. Reynolds not out, 10; D. Harries, not out, 4; total (for 5 wickets) 35.
THE JENNINGS' MEMORIAL FUND.
THE JENNINGS' MEMORIAL FUND. MAGISTRATES' FOND.—Already announced, Li.82 7s. GKNISKAL FUND.-Alre;i(ly announced, £ 859 4s. lid, Mr. J. A. Williams, £ 2 2s. Mr. T, Jones (surveyor), 10s. 6d, Miss Jones (Prospect Place School), lIs. Miss Davies (Llvvynhendy Infant School), lis. Felinfoel School, per Miss Owens, lis. total, 1,2863 10s. 5<1.
IFATAL ACCIDENT AT CWM I CAPEL…
I FATAL ACCIDENT AT CWM CAPEL COLLIERY. On Thursday last, a fatal accident occurred at the above colliery, the victim being an old native of Burry Port, viz., Mr. John Thomas, the Village. While at work, he was struck by a heavy fall of coal, and succumbed later in the day. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and child in their sad bereavement.
ST. DAVIDS CHURCH,￼ LLANELLY.I
ST. DAVIDS CHURCH, ￼ LLANELLY. I A most successful quarterly school meeting was held on Sunday afternoon under the management of Mr. A. Stacey, Mr. George Stacey, the Churchwardens, and frieuds. The vicar opened the proceedings with prayer, and after a few appropriate remarks the following programme was gone through .-—Recitations, Emily G. Hiorns, Haoiah J. Grubb, Rachel Thomas, Minnie Rogers, Jessie M. Jones, Richard Owens, A. Parry, Sarah A. Grubb, Albert Ward, Evan Thomas, Annie Hiorns, Maggie Davies, Thomas Key, M. Hirons, William S. Davey, Cyril Jones, Lizzie Ann Rees, and Emma Rees; duets, Misses Davies and Williams, and Misses Williams and Grubb trio, Miss Davies and frieuds; solos, Mr. Mogford, Miss Edith E. Grubb and friends, and Harry Ridley. The proceedings cnme to an end with the reading of ap- propriate collects by Mr. A. Stacey.
MATTERS AT KIDWELLY. I
MATTERS AT KIDWELLY. I A most disgraceful scene was witnessed at an Eisteddfod held at Mynyddygarreg on Saturday. The audience was most rowdy and noisy—quite beyond the control of the Rev. W. C. Jenkius, who presided. In the face of the apparently excellent report of the National School inserted last week, why is the master leaving? The Town Council has lauded itself in hot water over the amalgamation scheme. Mr. J. Anthony will not give up the quay without proper notice, and Mr. Rstndell will not give up the keys without proper payment. A fahe report that there was relief to be distributed was spread at Mynyddygarreg on Monday, and scores of the poor wemen came down to town in consequence. Master Philip James Thomas, Bridge-street, died ou Thursday last, and his funeral on Monday was a large one. The Gobaith Cydweli Tent of Juvenile Rechabities, under Messrs. A. Harries and James Jones, marched in front with white rosettes oa their breasts, and the children of the Castle School, under Mr, D. O. Jones, same next. There was a very large number of wreaths and crosses placed on the coffin. Young Thomas was 11 yeara eld ayid bad beta ill oaly a skort time.
I AN EXCITING CHASE.
I AN EXCITING CHASE. A CLEVER CAPTURE BY A POLICE- MAN. At the Town Hall on Friday (before Mr. H. Wilkins), John Lewis, Thomas-street, was charged with feloniously and burglariously entering the premises of Messrs. Rees & Edwards, solicitors, Thomas-street, with the intention of committing a felony, on the 30th ult. P.C. T. Jones (59) deposed: This morning about 12.40a.m. I was on duty in Mark-lane. I heard smash- ing of glass in the direction of Thomas-street. I went into Church Court, searched the place, but found nothing there. As I came out of the lane, I heard footsteps in the back premises of Messrs. Rees & Edwards' office. I looked over the wall and saw a man standing in front of the above named office; this was at the back of the house. The man was standing in the back-yard belonging to the house. When he saw me he made for the door leading from the yard into the back lane. I saw him pull the bolt back so as to open the door. I ran to meet him coming out, and when I got to the door he closed it against me. I pushed the door open and caught the prisoner behind the door. I asked him three times what his business was there that time of night. Defendant replied, I don't know it is all through my father." I asked him to come round and see what had been done to the window. Prisoner got loose and ran away. I ran after him and caught him again as he was entering the back premises of the house where he lives. I kept him in sight all the time. I took him back to the back premises of the office and examined the windows and found that one pane had been broken in the window on the ground floor looking out upon the back-yard where I saw him first. I then asked him to account for his being there. Prisoner replied, I went there for the purpose of going into Messrs. Rees &,Edwards' office." On our way to the police station, prisoner begged of me not to lock him up, but to summon him for being drunk, and not to say a word about the window. He again said he was very sorry and that it was all through his father. I then charged him with the offence and he replied that he was sorry for what he had done. I searched him and found on him one tobacco box, one knife, Sid., and a chisel (produced). Upon the prisoner being asked if he had anything to say he replied in the negative. The Bench remanded him in custody until Wednesday. The prisoner was again brought up on Wednes- day. Mr. D. C. Edwards appeared for the prosecution. The evidence of the previous hearing was read to P.C. T. Jones, and was found correct. Mr. Edwards explained that e defendant must have scaled a wall nine feet h h to get into the back door. The prisoner had s ashed the window and the bolts of the door He Mr. Edwards) con- sidered it a very daring deed, having regard to the fact that there were so many houses in Thomas Street. If the prisoner was capable of doing this, he was capable of performing worse deeds. P.C. Daniel Jones, sworn, said that he saw the prisoner at the police station on the morning in question. He asked. the prisoner what he was doing there, and he replied that he was locked up by P.C. Jones for trying to break into Mr. D. C Edwards' office. Prisoner further said it Was all I through his father, who had been idle for she laiit three years. ¡ Mr. D. C. Edwards deposed that he was the owner and occupier of 13, Thomas-street, and used the same as offices. The premises were not habitable at night, but locked up and fastened in every respect. The premises were protected by a wall about nine feet high at the back. The particular window was smashed by the defendant. The glass was one- eighth of an inch thick with an ordinary fastener inside. Mr. W. Griffiths, a clerk in the employ of Mr. D. C. Edwards, deposed that he fastened the window in question on Friday night. The catch was fastened by a nail It was perfectly safe and fast. The doors were also properly fastened. It was his duty to see that everything was safe every night before he left. When he arrived at the office the following morning about 10 o'clock, he found the window in the back room broken. There was only one pane broken. The catch was also bent. The prisoner made a statement to the effect that he made a mistake in the house. The Bench committed the prisoner for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail was allowed-the prisoner in his own recognisances in the sum of ;E.50, iiad two sureties of zE25 each.
RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTETH A NATION.
RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTETH A NATION. The source of England's greatness— Say, where shall it be found ? Is it in show and pageantry, And glitter all around ? Is it the wide dominions O'er which her sceptre sways ? I The Empress of all India They name our Queen to-day. I Is it her fieets of ironclads, Her noble ships of war, Engiaud, proud mistress of the seas, Proclaimed both near and far ? Is it her well-trained armies, Her soldiers brave and true, And sailors, with their loyal hearts Beneath their jackets blue ? Is it her trade and commerce, Or industry and wealth ? The hardy sons of toil are found Throughout its length and breadth, Nay 'tis the open Bible By which we take our stand, It's holy rules and precepts The Charter of our land. That nation's only truly great That fear and serve the Lord, Who seek to know and do His will, Their guide His Holy Word. I I Pembroke Dock. C. H. GLANVILLE. —
RAILWAY PLATFORM. UP. DOWN. Dep. Dep. u: .(.,¡! a.m. 7 ,,7 9-13 „ 10-34 „ "c1250 noon 12*20 noon 10 p.m. 2'4 p.m. 2'7 4 5 4-15 5 "25 -5 36 7,13 5.48 „ 7.34 8-36 „ ?'46 *9-30 „ 9-20 „ 9'30 12?id." ^Tuesdiiys, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. Thursdays and Saturdays only. SUNDAYS. 12-29 noon 4-27 a.m. 5'48 p.m. ,lt'49a.m. BRANCH. I UP. ARRIVAL TIME Dep. 5-20 a.m. 8.15" 10-18 „ 12-15 noon 11-5 3'15 p.m. 2'30 p.m, "õ.ao 4:20" 6*55 8-22 „ -11-0 ^Saturdays only. SUNBAYS. 6'55 a,m, 5'45 p.i* I
MAGISTRATES' COURT. «• TOWN HALL, WEDNESDAY, before Messrs. J. BEAVAN PHILLIPS (in the chair), E. TRUBSHAW. J. MAYBERY, R. H. SAMPSON. I SHEEP SCAB. I J. Arnold,. Gors Farm, Dafen, was charged with selling sheep while they were scabbed.—Mr. D. R. Williams appeared for the defelldallt.-P.S. J. Williams deposed that he visited the farm on the 22nd March, and found that two sheep with scab on them had been sold. The defendant and his wife were called, and denied the allegation. After the case for the prosecution had been closed, Capt. Scott asked the Bench for permission to call P.C. James as a witness, who had been in court during the hearing of the case. Mr. D. R. Williams objected. The Bench fined the defendant 32s., including costs. I KILLING SHEEP THAT WEUE SCABBED. I Powell Richards was charged with an offence against the Killing Sheep Scab Order of 1895. Mr. D. R. Williams appeared for the defendant. P.S. J. Williams gave evidence to the effect that the defendant had killed a sheep without obtaining the proper notice from him after sheep-scab. The defendant deposed that the farmer informed him that the Sergeant had given the necessary per- mission to kill the sheep. The Bench dismissed the case. I DRUNK. I Francis Davies, Stone Cottage, Pembrey, was I charged with drunkenness.—Fined 17s. including costs. I OBSTRUCTING. Thomas Gullington, Tunnel-road, and W. Jenkins, Upper Mill-road, were charged with obstructing the highway in Prince of Wales Lane by fighting on the 17th ult.—Fined 12s. each including costs. TRESPASSING ON THE GUICAT WESTERN liAILWAY. Margaret Evans, Havelock-street, was charged with trespassing on the Great Western Railway on the 31st ult. Mr. T. R. Ludford appeared for the company, and Mr. W. Howell defended. Mr. Ludford said that the case was brought under Section 13 of the Company's bye-laws of 1882. W. Jones, a shunter in the employ of the G.W.R. at the Llanelly Docks, deposed that he remembered the 31st March. He saw the defendant on the brake of a coal wagon. The wagon was on No. 6 siding. She was throwing coal down to the ground. She had a bag in her hand, into which she put some coal. She exposed herself to great risk. Cross-examined by Mr. Howell: -It was in the day time. Theplace was not enclosed. The public did not walk over the siding. The nearest engine to her was at a distance of 12 yards. He was not on bad terms with the defendant. He did not lay hands on her. Tudor Davies, inspector on the G.W.R., sworn, said there were notices posted up at the level crossing warning people not to trespass. The Bench fined the defendant 10s. including costs.
THE PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE I…
THE PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE I COMPANY. ANNUAL DINNER OF THE LOCAL I AGENTS. The annual dinner of the agents in the service of I the above assurance company was held at the Grand Temperance Hotel, Stepney-street, on Thursday evening and was an unqualified success. The cater- ing of Mrs. Leonard was excellent. The dinner was given by Mr. Williams, the district superintendent, whose generosity was rruch appreciated. Mr. Abel, the general superintendent, Cardiff, was present, and occupied the chair at the after meeting. The Chair- man regretted that two of the agents were unable to be present owing to ill-heuith and he had received letters of apology for non-attendance from the Revs. J. R. Evans (Llwynhetidy), and D. S. Davies (Llan- debie). The loyal and patriotic toasts having been honoured, Mr. Williams submitted that of the Pearl Assurance Company and dwelt at length upon the marvellous progress which the company had made of recent years.—The Chairman appropriately responded to the toast. The toast of the Llanelly District was proposed by the chairman, and responded to by Mr. Mr. Williams. Mr. Howells, Mr. Griffiths, and Mr. Thomas, assistant superintendents, also replied. Likewise Mr. Watts. The Rev. D. Gwen- ffrwd Evans gave a speech of appreciation of the Pearl Company. During the evening songs and recitations were given by the following Mr. Randell, Mr. Davies. Mr. Jonathan, JHr. Richards, Mr. W. Davies, Mr. S. M. Griffiths, Mr. T. Williams, Mr. T. Howells, and Mr. Williams, Pontardulais. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Chairman, and a vote of sympathy with Mr. G. Taylor, one of the directors, in his affliction.
I SHOP ASSISTANTS' UNION.…
SHOP ASSISTANTS' UNION. CONVERSATION E AT LLANELLY. j Once again the shop assistants of Llanelly have combined in a union in defence of their rights and for mutual help and recreation. We wish the new society every success. No apology need be offered for ex- pressing the hope that the union which has just been formed will have no transitory existence, but that, on ¡I the contrary, it will continue for many years to come to be the protection and strength of the large band of shop assistants in our town. On Tuesday evening the I new branch was appropriately inaugurated by a con- versazione held at the Athenaeum Hall. the arrange- I ments being in the hands of Mr. Edwards, the chairman of committees, and the honorary secretary, Mr. F. Roderick. We congratulate both gentlemen on the result of their labours. The function was a conspicuous success throughout. The Llanelly branch of the National Union of Shop Assistants has certainly been opened with prospects of a distinguished career. The room bad been beautifully decorated for the occasion by the secretary of the branch, and Mr. J. Scott, of the Bradford House. There were about 300 I people present composed mostly of shop assistants. Mr. Edwards, chairman of the branch,presided,and amongst others who assisted to make the event a success were Mr. Morgan (manager at Lipton's and vice-chairman of the branch), and the following members of the com- mittee: Misses Davies, Stephens, Thomas, B. Davies. Lyall, (Bradford House), Messrs. S. Richards (Lipton and Co.), Jenkins (Stead and Simpson), Spencer Thomas (Lockyer and Co.), D. J. Roderick, (manager of Jackson and Co.), Mr. Stephens, Victoria House, and Miss Stephens, Bradford House. Mr. Thomas, of the Swansea Branch, was also present. I The chairman, in his opening reiwat-ks, said that now a branch of the national union I of shop assistants, warehousemen and clerks, had been opened in Llanelly for the purpose of advocating the early closing of shops in the town more systematically and that the assistants should derive benefit from the same. He would impress upon the assistants the necessity of becoming members of the association. Union was strength rmcl their co-operation was absolutely necessary. Unionism was the order of the day. Look where they would, they would find it in very grade of society. It was the strengh of the miner in the bowels of the earth and of the crews of our merchant navy on the high seas. The secretary of the branch would shortly call a general meeting for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. He trusted that all shop assistants present that evening would make an effort to be present, and become members of the good cause.— Mr. Thomas (Swansea) said that he had been president of the Swansea Branch for the last thirty years. He was pleased to see so many present that evening and trusted that all of them would become members of the Union.—The Chairman then declared the pro- gramme open, and it was gone through as follows Comic song, "Perhaps Not," Mr. J. Auckland song, Queen of the Earth," Miss S- Richards recitation, I Miss Tudor Cornet duet, Mr. T. Arthur and friend coruic song, Mr. Spencer; song, "Marchog" Mr. Edwards Pianoforte duet, Miss John and friend duet, "Larboard Watch" Messrs Edwards and Williams song, Twickenham Ferry," Miss Trebarne; song, Mr. Thomas, Swansea comic song, Mr. Johns. j The decorations wore kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. D. Evans, Bradford House, and the plants for the platform by Mr. D. J. Roderick, manager of Messrs. Jackson & Co., Stepney-street. Mr. Llew Ifor Evans' band discoursed music of a very high order. The M. C was Mr. S. Richards (Lipton &Co.) and he gave entire satisfaction throughout the evening. The refreshments were supplied by Mr. Pemberton, Cleveland Hotel.
i LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD.
i LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD. i THE VACANCY AT FELINFOEL. THE NEW MEMBER. I A special meeting of the Llanelly School Board was held on Tuesday, Mr. J. Hopkins presiding, there being also present Mrs. Evans, Messrs. J. A. Williams, G. Blake, W. David, H. Wilkins, and D. Harry, together with the clerk (Mr. Ifor W. Watkins). THE ALTERATIONS AT THE MARKET STREET SCHOOLS. The following tenders were received for the con- struction of a boundary wall and alterations to Market Street School £ s. d. W. Clement. 157 0 0 W. Hopkins & Sous 132 0 0 J. Evans 140 ia 0 G.Mercer 149 17 0 Brown, Thomas, & John 153 13 2 Mr. J. A. Williams proposed that the tender of Messrs. W. Hopkins & Sons be accepted. Mr. G. Blake secouded, and it was carried. THE VENTILATION AT MARKET STREET SCHOOL. The architect (Mr. J. B. Morga.u) said that the inspector (Mr. Jones) was continually complaining to him of the ventilation at the Market Street Girls' School. Mr. Blake: Is the complaint well-founded ? The Architect Yes. The Architect was instructed to carry out the necessary alterations. THE LOAN FOR THE ERECTION OF NEW BUILDINGS. The Chairman thought they should defer the discussion of the terms upon which the sum of Xll.541 required for the erection of new buildings could be obtained. He was of opinion that the question should be considered in committee at a future date. Mr. J. A. Williams proposed that they wait until they received a reply from the education department. Mr. W. David seconded, and it was carried. FILLING UP THE VACANCY ON THE BOARD. The Chairman read a letter from the Rev. T Johns stating that at a meeting of Congregationalists, held that day, the body recommended Mr. Samuel Williams, Mina-street, as a fit person to fill the vacancy on the Board caused by the death of the chairman (Mr. H. J. Howell). Mr. D. Harry proposed that the recommendation be adopted. Mr. Williams was a very upright gentleman and would give much time and attention to School Board work. Mr. J. A. Williams seconded, and said that they could not fix upon a more able and competent gentleman to fill the vacancy. Mr. Williams had time on his hands and no doubt he would take a great interest in School Board work. Mr. H. Wilkins supported the recommendation. The Chairman thought that they could not do better than appoiut Mr. Williams to the vacancy. That gentle- man had a good deal of time at his disposal and would make a very good member. The recommendation was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. THE VACANCY AT TfflJ FKLINFOJSL INFAXT SCHOOL. The following applications Were received for the post of assistant mistress at the Felinfoel Infant School :-Miss Elizabeth Bowen, Halfway Miss Lizzie Hughes, Felinfoel and Miss Annie Ptigh, Llanerch. It was resolved to vote in the usual manner. The first ballot resulted as follows — Miss Bowen. 4 Hughes 4 Pugh 4 Another vote was then taken, and resulted as fol- lows :— Miss Bowen. 3 „ Hughes 4 Pugh 5 Miss Bowen was struck off the list, and the final result was:- I Miss Hughes. 5 11 Pugh 1 The Chairman proposed that Miss Hughes be ap- pointed. Mr. D. Harry seconded, andit was carried. HOLIDAY. I A letter was read from the Rev. T. Johns inVefer- ence to the grafting of a holiday to the schools on the I 25th inst. ou the occasion of the holding of a Gymanfa Gam by the Independents of the town and district. I It was decided to close the schools on that day. VACANCY ON THE JENNINGS'MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE* A letter was read from Mr. F. N. Powell in reference I to the appointment of a member to fill the vacancy I caused by the death of the late Mr. H. J. Howell on I the committee of the Jennings' Memorial Fund. The Chairman moved that Mr. W. David be I appointed on that committee. Mr. J. A. Williams seconded, and it was carried. [ USE OF PONTYEATES SCHOOL. 1 A letter was read from Mr. W. White applying for the use of POlltyetes School on Saturday, the 22nd < May, for the holding of a concert iu connection with j[ the Gwendraeth Band. The application was granted on the usual terms.
A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION FOR…
A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION FOR THE RELIEF CASES. ANOTHER OFFICER TO BE I APPOINTED. I THE SALARY OF THE RELIEVING I OFFICER. At the annual meeting of the Llanelly Board of Guardians held at the Union Workhouse on Thursday last, Mr. T. Seymour presiding, the report of the committee deputed to consider the desirability of ap- pointing a vaccinatior(officer was submitted, also a recommendation to increase the salary of the relieving officer of the lower district to JB135. The Chairman said that the recommendation of the committee was to the effect that a vaccination officer be appointed at a salary of six pence for every success- ful case and that the salary of Mr. D. Jones, the reliev- ing officer, (who had been doing the duty) be increased to C125 per annum to make good the loss. The Local Government Board would not allow their relieving officer to hold both offices. The relief list was increas- ing. After the appointment the relieving officer would be able to give more attention to relief cases than formerly. Mr. J. L, Thomas What was the salary before ? The Chairman: £ 100, and JS30 for the vaccination duties. Mr. Thomas Jones, as a member of the committee, gave some interesting figures relating to the salaries of relieving officers in the Pontypridd Union, and pro- ceeded to say that Mr. Jones was unable to attend to both duties. The board would do wisely to appoint a vaccination officer, thus leaving the relieving officer more time in which to investigate the circum- stances of applicants for relief. He proposed that the recommendation of the committee be adopted. Mr. F. N. Powell seconded, and was of opinion that the officer deserved the increase. Mr. W. Y. Nevill supported the motion. Mr. J. L. Thomas did not think they were justified in giving so large an increabe. He thought that £ 115 would be sufficient. Mr. R. C. Jeahius To my mind the work has much increased. Mr. J. L. Thomas: I propose that the. be £ 115 and not £ 125 per annum. Mr. S. Thomas seconded tLe amendment. Mr. O. Bonviile supported the amendment. Mr. D. L. Rees, as one of the committee, said he quite agreed with the proposition. He had originally suggested something like Mr. Thomas' amendment. but after some discussion, he was convinced that they ought to give Mr. Jones £1:35 per annum. tllat, The amendment was put to the meeting and lost. The following members voted for the amendment.- Messss, J. L. Thomas. S. Thomas, T. Thomas. W Clement, and O. Bonviile. Mr. Jones was then informed of their decision, and he thanked the Board for their kind consideration of i his case. I Mr. R. C. Jenkins Is there any necessity of adver- tising for a vaccination officer ? Mr. J. L. Tijoints We have adopted the committees report: we must carry it out. It was decided to advertise for candidates and that the appointment be made in a fortnight's time.
￼MR. TENNYSON 8IITH ? AND…
MR. TENNYSON 8IITH AND HIS METHODS. I A REJOIXDER FROM MR. JOHN I WILLIAMS. TO TTIE EDITOR. ¡ SIR,—In Mr. Valentin's reply to my letter of the 22nd, there is no lack of bounce 01' presumptuous brag, but for even the shadow of a refutation you may look and look in vain. He has apparently substituted assertion for proof, and arrogance for argument. He says it would be an easy matter for me to show the absurdity and incorrectness of Mr. Williams' arguments, &c. but easy as the task is, he feels unequal to it, and has delegated the work to the secretary of the County Brewers' Society. Note the logic (?): it would be easy &c. yet they can only be refuted by hard facts and statistics," and, moreover, must needs be handed over to the secretary who is used to dealing with these questions," and, therefore, I presume, paid for so dealing. Now, mark, learn, and inwardly digest," this was a foul blot on Mr. Smith in Mr. Valentin's way of thinking. Mr. Valentin's precipitate retreat reminds one forcibly of Paddy and his shield, and his delegating the work to some one more able than himself—to the school boy and his big brother. How Mr. Valentin quibbles. Even in the self- evident war between heaven and hell," he must needs add" places of which we know absolutely nothing "-ivhoever would have thought of two places, as such, at war ? Mr. Valentin knows as well as I do that reference is here made to two antsganistic forces good and evil." Mr. Valentin now deals in the metaphysical—and apparently is at home—and can say what he pleases without fear of refuta- tion, but still he should speak for himself. Perhaps, some of the Llanelly theologians can enlighten him on the subject. But now comes the unkindest cut of all." He says:—Mr. Williams has "adopted the well-worn tactics of professional teetotalers in suppressing important words in my letter and suggesting false ones to make them suit his arguments." Now this statement, to put it in the mildest form, is as false as it is mean. The whole letter is, in fact, a glaring instance of literary juggling and false repre- sentation from beginning to end. Where have I suppressed? What have I suggested? Will Mr. Valentin do me the justice to mention the words so treated ? The sentence he refers to was my own and was thisthat medical men did not now advocate the indiscriminate use of alcohol even in moderation." Now Mr. Valentin has misconceived, and consequently miscon- strued the above simple sentence which will be self evident and intelligible even to a standard III board school boy. This of itself evidently proves that Mr. Valentin his quite incapable of discussing the question at issue and has wisely delegated the work to abler hands under the week-kneed plea of no time, and moreover that Mr. Valentin had needs consult an elementary grammar as well as a shilling dictionary. If he thinks he has the better of the argument by getting off the main issue at every possible chance he is welcome to think so, but it by no means proves that he has a superabundant supply of that commodity he is so fond of refer- ring to-com mom sense, which he asserts the "so-called temperance party" is deficient in. For a specimen of "Billinsgate," pure and unadulterated, and trade manufactured, allow me to refer to you, Mr. Valentin, to the Llanelly Railway Station as reported in last Thursday's 1?'e?y. "The defendants were drunk and disorderly and using very dirty and abusive language." The Bench said "the conduct of the defendants on this occasion was coriduct of the eteferj,,I atits oil this occasion was my epithet filthy offspring." A few words re Mr. P. C. Morgan's letter. Mr. Morgan's intervention is somewhat fortun- ate, but it does not seem to over-credit Mr. Valentin's ability to sustain the attacks of his opponent. Will Mr. Morgan kindly read my statements over carefully before rushing into print and also read Mr. Valentin's original letter, then he will be better able to discriminate what I mean and it will save repetition. First, I never produced the ipse dixit of several individuals as proof. I do not quote from a brewer's pamphlet in support of temper- ance. I am ready and willing to discuss the whole economic aspect of the drink question with Mr. Morgan. I never said that the whole legal paraphernalia cost £ 150,000,100 and consequently could not have added a cypher thereto. Will Mr. Morgan kindly refrain from imputing motives. He says I use the word aleo/wl in the present instance in order to mislead. Let him remember the proverb, "JIal y soit qui mal y pense." This proves that either Mr. Morgan has not compared my reply with Mr. Valentin's letter or he has misunderstood itintentionally or not I cannot say. Finally, the statement made by Mr. Valentin was the increase of drunkenness in shebeens &c., the stock arguments of Anti- Sunday Closing-ites. With the latter I shall deal at greater length again, with the editors kind permission. I remain, yours, £ c., JO U-N H. WILLIAMS. London Hospital, London. E.
A FIRE AT THE LLANELLY RAILWAY…
A FIRE AT THE LLANELLY RAILWAY STATION. Ou Sunday a special goods train came into the Llanelly Station from Milford with the roof of a truck, containing cattle, on fire. The cattle were immediately removed, and through the prompt assistance of Mr. W. Bartholomew, the parcel porter at the station, the fire was extinguished. But for the prompt assistance rendered it would have no doubt resulted seriously. The truck is now unfit for further use, the roof having burnt away altogether.
MILL LANE MISSION ROOM.
MILL LANE MISSION ROOM. The following have been appointed officers of the above mission for the er:slÜng yenr :-Sides- men Messrs. Jas. Butler and Geo. Frost. Com- mittee Messrs. Thomas Gee, J. S. Phillips, Fred Jay, T. G. Anfield, and Rev. D. W. Thomas. Hon. treas.: Mr. A. Edgar Davies. Hon. Sec.: Mr. J. C. Mutter.
A BRILLIANT METEOR
A BRILLIANT METEOR A correspondent writes: Whilst strolling leisurely here in DafBn, about 9-37 o'clock iasc Friday evening, it was my fortune to witness the flight of a most brilliant meteor through space. It shone like a glowing orb, wd illumined our path like a mid-day sun. It was a geometrical meteor, and its direction was due about N.N. W. to E.S.E. at a high point. 11; did not descend low in the atmosphere, but spread abroad, like a rocket.
HOMOCEA. WHAT COMFORT i f BEINGS and how it causes pain to disappear can only be realized by those who use it. In all Aches and Paios, Colds, Chaps, and Chilblains IT TOUCHES THE SPOT" and soothes tbe acbinj part.