WEEKLY COMMENTS. Tiir members of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows are this week (through their representatives) in their annual parliament assembled at Bradford, Yorkshire, for the Annual Movable Conference is being held in the seat; indeed, we mighl call it the metropolis of the worsted and similar tex- tile industries. The Llanelly District is represented by Mr. John Harries, the ex- hrand Master, and Mr. W. B. Jones, the Prov. C.S. The Manchester Unity of to- day, with its 1,033,701 members, and its united capital of over fourteen millions of pounds, stands out unrivalled in the Friendly Society world. The present proud position which the Society enjoys is due to careful engineering by those who have been placed by the members themselves at the head of affairs. In recent years, the Society has accomplished some wonderful work, in spite of the unprecedented competition which it has been subjected to by unsound societies— indeed, by societies which are but apologies for thrift institutions, but which have been heralded to the world as the most suitable to meet the needs and requirements of the working classes. They are known to the world as famous deposit or dividing societies, but, as a rule, they have a right merry but very short-lived existence, and when the time arrives in the history of the members, when they -8tand in oi need of assistance, the societies are as extinct as the dodo. We have stated before, and we feel sure no possible harm can be done if j the statement is repeated, namely, that IJery person who is desirous of joining a friendly Society should make sure that he fully acquainted with the financial sta- bility of the Society he intends joining before he takes the final step. He ought to be above listening to the promises of liberal treatment until he is satisfied that tlle liberal treatment is equitably based on "beral contributions. He ought to make sui'e that he will be allowed to have a direct Voice in the administration of the affairs of jtae Society, and not trust all to men whom knows nothing of. The average man 3Sj somehow or other, too ready to believe that strangers have a greater interest in his welfare than he has himself, and that they can manage his affairs better than he can himself. We should like to find everyone who is desirous of obtaining Membership in a Friendly Society making a full and complete investigation into the financial stability of the Society before he loins. It is wonderful how manydnpes the canvassers of the One and All" found amongst us in this district. + —
"We are living in a rather peculiar age. rhings appear to be getting topsy-turvy. There are scores of thousands who are striving hard to lose their own indepen- dence, and to throw themselves entirely upon the charity of their neighbours, rather than work out their own salvation in the things that appertain to their welfare in the life that is. There are thousands more who profess that they conscientiously believe they should share in the wealth which others have, by their forethought and perseverance, amassed. These are the people who are willing for others to toil, but they want to reap the fruits of their tabours. There is still another class who believe that as the Government of the day has provided compensation for those who are the victims of accidents, and Pensions for the heirs and heiresses of old age, that they are not expected to Provide in the days of prosperity and health for the days of adversity and sick- ness. Indeed, many of them seem to be ^pressed with the idea that sickness and "Ifirlility are things of the past, and, there- fore, they need not trouble themselves pout thrift, nor prepare for a rainy day. J-hese are the people who say that the days of Friendly Societies are reckoned, and, therefore, it is but waste of money to join a club. We are amongst those who believe that the world will In go on in ntnre much in the same way as it has ln the past. Men will be liable to meet VIth accidents in the future as they have Jeen in the past, and they will be subjects sickness and infirmity also. Men may in future until they reach the age htmfc for a pension, but many will pass Away long before they reach that age after Prolonged and painful illness. It, there- or behoves the young men of to-day to piously consider the advisability of pro- viding against these emergencies as the thoughtful young men of yesterday did. llle small pittance of 5s. per week will Rot go very far in the direction of keeping ^he wolf from the door" when our present young men are pensioners unless they have something in the form of a benefit from a Friendly Society to supple- ment it.
4 l'H ¡ G oYernmnt has seen the necessity which already exists in this country for compelling those members of the com- munity who allow themselves to drift into habits of carelessness and heedlessness to inake some provision for the future, and they have already suggested the advisability of establishing some form of National Com- pulsory State Insurance. The Grand Master of the Manchester Unity, in his inaugural j address to the Annual Conference on Mon- day last, viewed this proposal of the G ov- ernment with a jealous eye. When the Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced his budget, he stated distinctly that nothing which he proposed in this direction should tn any way militate against the success prosperity of the Friendly Societies. "e are prepared to accept the declaration the Hon. 1). Lloyd George on the patter, but the Grand Master thought that the object was to swamp the whole of the Friendly Societies in the Compul- sory Insurance Scheme. The introduction of sTIcha scheme, he thought, would bo setting the hands of the clock a century I back in the cause of true progress. We would never care to see that done, but is it not fair to assume that something must be done for the purpose of teaching the young men of to-day that they have a duty to perform towards themselves in providing for the future. Should they not be taught to depend more upon themselves and less upon charitable and benevolent institutions. The Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, if he meant anything at all by his declaration with regard to compulsory insurance for invalidity, meant that those members of the community who had already joined Friendly Societies would be allowed to continue to help themselves, but that the remainder, who had not made any voluntary provision, should be compelled by the State to do so. It, therefore, be- hoves the young men of to-day to think the matter out for themselves before the State steps in to compel them to make the necessary provision for invalidity.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. I I I Try Pegler's Extras Flour 2/6 per score. I At the Haverfordwest Eisteddfod on Mon- day, Mr. Harry Davies, Llanelly, secured the first prize in the bass solo competition. Ho is a pupil of Mr. Dan S Evans. DANIEL EVANS, Lakefield Place, Shipping Agent for all principal lines to all paits of the world. 3867 At the Carmarthen Sports on Monday, Mr. T. Williams, Llanelly, secured the third prize in the 120 yards open handicap flat race, and also first in the 300 yards open handicap.- Pegler's Stores Beet Butter, Is. per lb. D. Mansel (late of Golden Fleece) has opened at Cowell Street and Market Entrance, with a now stock of Drapery and Millinery Goods. At the Abei'avon Eisteddfod held on Satur- day, Miss B. Davies, Gowerton, secured the prize in the soprano solo competition, and Mr. G. Walters in the tenor solo competition. Support local effort and keep your money in the town by joining the Llanelly and District Plate Glass Insurance Society. Join now, and get a full year's bonus.—W. David, Secretary, Old Town Hall Chambers, Llanelly. 4073 Mr. Ralph James Thomas, son of Mr Rd. Thomas, Newcastle, Pa., U.S.A., and grand- son of the late Mr. Samuel Thomas, coal mer- chant, Havodwen, Gilbert Place, has recently been appointed. as organist of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh. Pegler's Stores for Patent Medicines. We are pleased to chronicle the success of Master Arthur Evans, who has successfully passed the preparatory examination of Trinity j College in pianoforte playing, with a very high percentage of marks. He was prepared by I Miss Irene Arthur, 101 Swansea Road. 6581 The annual children's demonstration of the Llanelly and District Band of Hope Union will take place (weather permitting) on Satur- day next. The Bands of Hope will meet at the Town Hall Square at 2.30 p.m. sharp. The' following rounte will be takenStation Rd, Ann Street, Wern Road, William Street, Park Street, Stepney Street, to Town Hall Square. Steamship Booking Office for all Lines-Mr, J. Vaughan Evans, next door to the Post Office. 6842 WELSH FIELD CO R.E.—Orders for week ending June 9th, 1909:—Orderly officer, End- Lieutenant H. E. Trubshaw; orderly sergeant, Sergt. J. D. Mack; orderly corporal, 2nd. Cor- poral W. J. A. Palmer. Monday, 7th, Re- cruits' drill, 7to 8 and 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 8tli, Company and recruits' drill, 7.45 p m.; I uniform, service dress; mounted and dis- mounted. Wednesday, 9tli, Engineering .and 1 riding drill (each driver obtain his horse): ¡ parade at Engineering Ground, 7 to 8 and 8 to 9 p.m. prompt; uniform, service dress.—H. E. Trubshaw, 2nd-Lieutenant, for O.C. Welsh Field Co. R.E.
Collier Parachutist. LLANDEBIE EXPERIENCE. At Carmarthen Sports on Monday afternoon a balloon ascent and parachute descent, con- stituted one of the attractions. A collier named G. Evans, of Llandebie, made the parachute descent, and it was his first cx- perience of the kind. Those in the car of the balloon were the Spencer Bros., London, and Mr. A. T. Jones, architect, Carmarthen. The parachute opened almost immediately it was detached from the balloon, and descen- ded very slowly. The parachutist alighted on Tygwyn Marsh, in the parish of Llan- gunnor. He admitted that it was his first experience of the kind, and said that it was a delightful one. The balloon when it dis- appeared from view was in the neighbour- hood of Pencader, on the Cardigan border.
An Admirable Performance.' ADJUDICATOR'S DESCRIPTION OF THE MALE VOICE CHOIR. The Llanelly Male Voice Choir was: the only competitor in the Male Voice (open) Competi- tion at Haverfordwest on Monday, and were awarded the prize. After the choir had sung t'he test piece, "The Reveille," the adjudica- tor, Dr. Arthur H. Greenish, Mus. Doc. (Can- tab.), said it was an admirable performance of a meet. difficult and intricate composition, and if any other clioir had competed they would have had to go all the way to beat the Llanelly Choir. The conductor, Mr. 1)an S. Evans, was the recipient of felicitations from all quarters, including, the Mayor and Mayoress of Haverfordwest. The adjudicator was also very much impressed with the sing- ing of the choir, and in order to gratify his wishes the choir repeated the performance. When they were about leaving the stage the crowd cheered them incessantly, and there was a demand for a rendition of one of the other test pieces at the London National Eis- teddfod. where the c-hoir has entered for competition. The adjudicator was observed to be in an animated conversation with the conductor, who, in response to his desire, rendered one of the National test pieces, after which Dr. Greenish expressed the hope that the c-hoir would be successful in securing National honours, and he would endeavour to be present to hear them King. The choir were awarded k35 and a Bilver cup for the f conductor.
BORDER CHILDREN. -0- AN UNIQUE PROSECUTION. CASES ADJOURNED. The long-standing dispute between the Llanelly Education Committee and the Car- marthenshire County Education Authority re- lative to the education of the border children reached an acute stage on Wednesday, when eight of the parents were charged at the Police Court before Messrs. Henry Wilkins, R. W. Evane, and Thomas Seymour, for neg- lecting to send their children to school. For some time before the hour of the opening of the court the children numbering about two hundred paraded the principal streets of the town. The little mites trudged along quite hilariously, and carried with them flags and bunting of various hues. Preceding the pro- cession were two stalwart lads, carrying a banner bearing the following inscription, "Border children. The parents have been prosecuted for absenting their children from school, when they have no school to send them to" The parents of the children fol- lowed the procession, and when it reached the Town Hall, the children lined the route and unfurled their banners, and displayed their happiness by singing some favourite ditties, intermingled with the National An- them and the "Land of My Fathers." Mr. J. W. Nicholas, clerk to the Carmarthenshire; Education Committee, appeared to prosecute, and Mr. D. R. Edmunds defended. There was a large number of the County Committee and the local Education Committee present in court:. Mr. Edmunds said that the seven sum- mouses issued by the Carmarthenshire Autho- rity were regarded as test cases, and he ap- plied that the cases be adjourned for a fort- night. There had been, as their worships were aware, a controversy-an unhappy con- troversy-for several months between the two authorities. The seven summonses had been issued at the direct instructions of the Board of Education and although the County Autlxo- rity had had several months to take .action, tli.V had only done so hurriedly now. The cases were unique in the history of education and also the controversy, and lie thought it would be unfair to the parents of the child- ren and to himself, who had only been in- structed a few days previously, to proceed with the summonses that day. He presumed the Bench could presume why the parents, took united action in this matter. So far as the other parents were concerned, who might have been served with a summons, he thought lie would be able to show that the attendance officer had exercised an amount, of cleA-emess1 in selecting a particular seven There was a. great deal of correspondence to be read, newspaper reports, etc., and he hoped the Bench would agree to his applica- tion. Mr. Nicholas said he had a strong objection to an adjournment. Six of the summonses were served on the 27th May, and one on the 28th ult. That would leave five or six days to make preparation for any defence that there possibly could be in summonses of that character. They were the simplest possible summonses that could be made out in accor- dance with the bye-laws against parents for i not sending their children to school. As a solicitor he always endeavoured to oblige another solicitor so far as he was personally concerned. Mr. Edmunds had had ample time for any possible defence. If any point of law arose, he saw no occasion why the cases should not then be -adjourned, but he failed to see how any point of law could be raised. In his letters Mr. Edmunds had re- quested the County Committee to produce a number of documents and reports, including all minutes and correspondence, registers, etc., and he had complied, with the result that some of the schools were practically dis- mantled. All this information was ready, al- though he OVtr. Nicholas) failed to see what it had to do with the case Those documents were now within the precincts of the court, and he hoped the Bench would not put the County to any further expense in bringing these documents to the court again. Mr. Edmunds said he was sorry that he would have to read some further correspon- dence. He believed an adjournment would have been consented to, but for the high- handed action of a certain man on the County Authority. Mr. Nicholas: I object to that remark. Mr Edmunds, continuing, said he intended to make some very much stronger remarks at a later stage. There had been a good deal of controversy and unpleasantness. Mr. Nicholas replied that there was no con- troversy raging so far as the County Com- mittee were concerned. If there was any controversy it was between the parents and the Llanelly Committee. Mr. Edmunds objected to Mr. Nicholas' -in- terruptions. Mr Nicholas said the remarks of Mr. Ed- munds were quite irrelevant. Mr. Edmunds was about to proceed, when Mr. Nicholas again interrupted. Air. Edmunds: I think this is very unfair, as I did not interrupt you. Mr. Nicholas: No; because I kept to-the point. ilf r. Edmunds said the Bench were the best judges of that. The Bench after a consultation with the Clerk, ruled that the cases should proceed until it was found that an adjournment was necessary. Mr. Edmunds said lie was sorry, because he was quite unprepared, and he had no wit- nesses. The Presiding Magistrate said the majority of the Bench had ruled that the case should proceed. John Morgan, chief attendance officer, pro- duced the bye-laws and the authority to pro secure Mary Jane Thomas, daughter of Mr John Thomas, Cold Blow, Cwmbaeh, did not attend any school up to May 18th. Mr. Edmunds: Did you give notice, offlnal warning to the defendant?—Yes. Have you a copy?—No. You know why the child did not attend school ?—-She said she had been excluded from a school in the urban, area. The parents of the border children are j anxious that they should be educated, I suppose ?~I do not think so. They are respectable people, are they not? —Yes. Have you told them that these are only test cases?—I have not done so. Are they test cases ?—I suppose so. The Presiding Magistrate: It would, shorten the case if you answered the question. Mr. Edmunds: I submit there would be no ¡ further summonses if these cases were dis- I missed?—I cannot say. What is the distance from Cold Blow to Pwll School ?—About a mile and a half. What is the distance to Old Road School?— Two miles. I Do you know that it is one mile, five fur- tlongs, and two miles?—No I When did you receive instructions to pro- ceed?—Some time before the authority was .signed. Do you say the distance from Penbrvn is not three miles, five furlongs and five chains? —No, it is not so. How many children are there from Old Road School within this area?-About 140. How many are there within this district in- cluded in the seven summonses ?-Confine yourself to Cwm bach district first. Mr. Edmunds: I am conducting this case, not you. Witness: I am not able to answer you the J way you the way you ask the questions. Mr. Edmunds: Why don't you say so then? How many of the children reside in the Fur- nace, and excluded from Old Road?--I believe it is 109. There are 109 excluded from the Furnace disiriet?--Not- ex(,Iuded. At present they are not in attendance. Do you include Pentiepoetli, Furnace, Gat- ygarn, and Trebeddod ?—Yes. And everyone of these are liable to be sum- moned as the present defendants?—Yes. Can you tell me what the accommodation i is at the Pwll School?—We have it in the 'I Blue Book. 6 Mr. Edmunds: Never mind the Blue Book We will find that there are many inacel-i-raciez, in the Blue Book. I Witness: According to the Blue Book there 1 is accommodation in the mixed department for 106 children, and in the infants' 125. The Chairman: Can you give me the pre- sent attendance at this school?—The head- master is here to give that. Mr .Edmunds: What is the average attend- ance in the mixed department? Witness: The average attendance on the 30th April was 147. What is the average attendance for the in- fants ?-Nine ty- six. The Chairman: Can you give the number on the register ?—The number on the register for the same period in the mixed department II is 163, and 116 in the infants' department. I Mr. Edmunds: You are bound to contem- plate the possibility of every child attending I the school?—We are bound by the Board of I Education to provide accommodation for the I children attending the school. Is it within your knowledge that the Board of Education have asked you to revise your accommodation at the school?—Quite to the contrary. That applies to the erection of new schools. So I suppose the same principle applies to the enlargement of this school.?—I prefer the Clerk to answer that. Have you received any instructions from the Board of Education with regard to this Pwll School ? —That would not come within my province. But have you received any instructions from the Board of Education with regard to the Pwll School?—No. It is a notorious fact that within the last two years, in consequence of the growth of the districts of Llanelly, that the accommo- dation. is insufficient?—We have sufficient accommodation in every one of our schools. Have you plenty of accommodation at Felinfoel School?—Yes. What is the number on the register at this seliool?-There are 202 on the register for the Felinfoel Council Mixed School. The highest attendance in this school for the month of April was 155. The Presiding Magistrate: What is the average for the year? Witness: I shall have to make a return for that. Mr. Edmunds You say that the number on the register is 202; what is the accommoda- tion?—The accommodation at Felinfoel Mixed School is 258 The Presiding Magistrate: What is the ac- commodation at the Infants' Department?— The accommodation at the Infants' Depart- ment is 153. Mr. Edmunds: May I submit that there is an error in these figures? You have heard it being stated in the County meeting that there was an error in these figures?—No. Were you present on the 13tli May, when there was an acrimonious discussion?—Yes, I was. And you heard the letter being read from the Board of Education ?-Yes. You heard the discussion tha.t followed that letter?—Yes. And you heard a member of the Committee state that there was a mistake in the .Blue Book?—I heard something to that effect by Mr. W. B. Jones. Did you hear fo W. B. Jones state that after careful measurement by the Inspector there was only sufficient accommodation for 226?—Yes. You heard it stated publicly at that meet- ing?—Yes. Do you think it human to send the child- rOll from Penbryn, Cwmbaeh, to Pwll in wet weather, and especially the weather we had last, year?—The, Board of Education think so. 1 But I am asking you as an expert ?-If I were called upon to exercise my authority, I should certainly say that if a child of about five years of age absented herself for one day from Pwll in. consequence of wet weather that, proceedings should not. be taken. Is it within your knowledge that at a ro- I cent meeting of the Education Committee, a sub-ceommittee was appointed for the pur- pose of enquiring for special accommodation and the building of a new school to meet, the requirements of the ohildrën lYes, a special, committee was 'appointed. Why did they appoint a committee if they had sufficient accommodation ?-Mrs. Lloyd supported the motion, and I was instructed to accompany the committee. What were your official movements that day?—I will answer questions bearing upon the case, but not otherwise. You were one of the officials appointed to come to Llanelly to arrange temporary accom- modation. What did they decide that day?-- I The committee have, not yet made their re- port, Did you call in any single place with a view to securing temporary accommodation, or did you see any person who could give you tem- porary accommodation?—There were some en- quiries made. Where did you go to that day?—We went to Furnace and Pentrepoeth. Did you walk on the road from Furnace to Felinfoel ?-We walked some distance, and a j brake conveyed, us to F21infoel. I Mr. Edmunds: And you expect children of about five or six years of .age to walk that distance (laughter). Who did you see at the Furnace with a view ] to providing temporary accommodation? I spoke myself to several persons Give me their names?—I do not know their names. Did it occur to you that the committee should see the local education authority with regard to the accommodation at Old Road j School?—I cannot answer that. I will not answer anything with regard to Old Road School. Mr. Edmunds subsequently pressed for an adjournment, because he could not possibly conduct the case without his witnesses. Mr. Henry Wilkins said it was very unfor- tunate for them to sit there and hear what had been going on. There were seven sum- mouses, and only one case had been touched | upon. The Bench suggested that the County Committee should arrive at a compromise be- I fore proceeding any further (hear, hear), so that the children could go back to the school I they were in the habit of attending. Mr. Nicholas said the County Authority had ample room in their own schools. Mr. Edmunds: That I emphatically deny. I say they have not got accommodation. Mr. Nicholas: I can prove here to-day that there is ample accommodation There are, as a matter of fact, 531 vacant places in the county schools for these children. What more, in common fairness, can the County Authority do? Mr. Edmunds said the Board of Education had taken a strong action, and had made a reprimand on the County Authority. Mr. Nicholas said there had been no rerii mand, and the Committee had never sup- press2d any facts. Any political discussion lhat may have taken place over the question 11 had nothing to do with a court, of justice. Mr. Edmunds enquired if it was too much to ask the Bench to again read the letter from the Education Department, and see if it did not contain a severe rebuke. Mr. Nicholas said that Mr. Edmunds was quite wrong. Mr. Edmunds observed that the Bench might draw their own inference. According to the letter the Committee had failed in their duty. Mr. Nicholas stated that lie wished it to be understood that the Education Department had no control in any shape or form. Mr. Wilkins asked Mr. Edmunds to dearly state hie defence. I Mr. Edmunds said he thought he had done so. The cases were unique. He would point out that the distance and accommodation as stated by the witness were incorrect. It was also his intention to have a plan prepared. The County Authority had practically decided to pay another authority 25s. per head for the education of border children. Much venom had been introduced. He had shown that the defence was not allowed sufficient time for preparation. The Bench acceded to an adjournment for a fortnight. Mr. Nicholas: May I ask your reason for adjourning the case? Mr Wilkins did not give any reply. Mr Nicholas said the prosecution were given no consideration. Mr R. W. Evans: I do not think you should say that. It was subsequently decided to adjourn the case until Tuesday Week.
LOCAL WILL. I MRS. M. JENNINGS, KIDWELLY. Mrs. Margaret Jennings, of Gellideg, Kid- welly, Carmarthenshire, and of 15 Palmeira Mansions, Hoye, Brighton, who died on the 23rd January, 1909, left estate of the gross value of £ 7005 7s. lid., with net personalty JE6965 10s. 2d., and administration of her es. tate has been granted to Mr Walter Leonard Mac-hell, of West court, New Church Hoye; Captain Edward Charles Jennings, of Gellideg: Mr. Herbert Jodrel Barclay, of Manormead, Somerset, and Mr Edward Augustus Hewitt Harries, of Guildhall Hq., Carmarthen, the executor of the will of her husband, the late Mr. Richard Edward Jen- I nings, who died without administering the j estate. I I
Fatality at Bynea. I I MAN KILLED AT GLYNEA COLLIERY. I A distressing fatality occurred at the Glynea Colliery on Saturday morning last when John Jones, Cwmfelin Row, met with his death. It appears that the deceased went t) work, accom- panied by his brother, un Saturday morning to a spot known as the bushy vein. They were engaged for some time in filling the trains, and the deceased, after loading three trams, went for some water. He returned again, and in about ten ni-i-iiii'es Iiiter, whilst he and his brother were filling the fourth tram, a "clod" from the loof gave way and feU on deceased's hips. Two of the workmen, named Oliver and Jonah Meredith, hearing the deceased groaning, went to bis assistance and found that the "clod" was n yard square, three inches thick and one cwt. in weight. About 10 nlelock the deceased was removed in an armchair to the house, and on hie way conversed somewhat freely, and it was not believed at the time that he would snccumb to his injuries. Although his brother, Samuel Jones, Penddery, was- woiklng alongside of him, he providentially escaped any injury. Dr. John and Dr. J. L. Davies were immediately in attendance, but the deceased died about 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. At the inquest held at Baron Schoolroom on Tuesday night, only evidence of identification was called, and the inquiry was adjourned until Saturday.
MUSTARD AND CRESS. -0- During last, year 1042 fatal and 121,112 non- fatal accidents occurred in factories. It is -said that the nightingale has been heard several times around Trimsaran. Mr. Dan S. Evans was the adjudicator at the Burry Port Eisteddfod on Saturday last. Mr. Joshua Williams, 60 High Street, Gors- einon, has filed his petition in bankruptcy. A cricket match between Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire teams will be played at Stradey on Tuesday next. Monsieur Camille Deuquet has promised to act as guide and interpreter during the tour in Belgium in August next. Mr. "Fighguard" Thomas, the Scarlet for- ward, secured the prize at Five Roads on Tuesday for the best football place-kick. Our Trii-nsaran corr-aspondeiit writes: "There is money to be made in poultry. A hen has just laid an egg containing a halfpenny." Full particulars of trip to Belgium are given iii our advertising columns this week. This is a golden opportunity which should not be missed. The Llanelly Royal Choir will hold a grand concert at the Market Hall on Tuesday even- ing, when some of the test pieces at the Lon- don Eisteddfod will be rendered. Judge Bishop believes that cows, like men, are deceivers ever. In a case at Carmarthen a solicitor observed, "Cows are deceivers, your honour." "I know they arc." replied the judge The Education Committee have decided to appoint Sergt.-Major Fear, of the Duke of York's Military Service to adjudicate in the forthcoming drill competition to be held in the Market Pavilion "An admirable performance of a most diffi- cult and intricate composition," was the de- scription given by Dr Greenish of the singing of the Llanelly Male Voice Choir at Haver- fordwest on Monday. Mr. Henry Studt-s, whose liberality towards the Hospital has been so warmly appreciated by local townspeople, has consented to hold a fete and gala this year again for the benefit of the above institution. When railway engines came in first of all newspaper scribes were a bit boggled by their novelty. For instance, we read in the "Cam- brian" of seventy years ago that the mineral line from Llanelly to Llandebie was about to be opened, and "two splendid locomotives by Hackworth will be launched for the occa- sion. A South Wales pastor had a bit of a tiff with one of his leading members, and the latter charged him with not practising what lie preached. The indignant minister warmly repudiated the suggestion, whereupon his cri- tic retorted, You-ve been preaching on the subject of resignation for the last two years, and you haven't resigned yet." One single letter incorrectly inserted in a w o.rd causes the idea. of the speaker to be en- tirely misconstrued. In one of the local dailies, in the report of the Union of Urban Councils, which Was held at Llandrindod on Monday, a port ion of Mr. Spowart's speech is I reported as follows" They all agreed that the National Association was a farce." It should be force." Two young damsels from the town had a very disconcerting ,experience recently whilst travelling from Llanelly to Swansea. In order to deposit their tickets in ,t place of safety, they lodged them inside their stockings, pre- sumably believing they would have ample time to take them out before being confronted by the ticket-collector However, when they reached. Cockett the collector's, head was ob- served to peer through the carriage window, and with liis characteristic husky voice de- manded, "Tickets, please." The buxom ladies' countenances were observed to display a scar- let hue, and they had, in view of a. full com- partment, inevitably to take off their boots ) and push their hands into their stockings, and deliver their travelling credentials to the I impatient collector! II Dr Herman Adler, the Chief Rabbi, who re- cently consecrated the Jewish Synagogue at I Llanelly, celebrated his 70tli birthday on Sun- day last. May 30th. The notable part Dr. Adler plays in public life has been recog- I nised outside his own community. He has been made an honorary member of the I Athemeum and an honorary LL.D of St And- rew's University. He has the gift of a special scholarship tenable at this university, which was bequeathed by the late Marquis of Bute. He has been an honoured guest, at the Jubilee celebrations of the late Queen, and at the Coronation ceremony of his Majesty King Edward, and lie has enjoyed the friend- ship and esteem of such men of renown as Gladstone, Huxley, and Cardinal Manning. Despite the arduous and exacting duties of his office, he has kept a vigilant eye upon the larger issues of Jewish life, and has applied I his influence to the consolidation of Anglo- Jew rv.
Music in the Park. The Town Band will play in (he Park on Saturday next (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. 1 March Valse Ensueno Seductor" Rosas Overtut-a Impetao" Bidgood Mazurka Ruese "Tifania" Wolfe Duo, Cornet and Euphonium "Excelsior" Balfe Selection "Echoes of SoDgland Karl Kapa Finale Go! save the King" I ConOactor-Alr. J. SAMUEL.
I Accident at Loughor. I A ead accident befell John Jenkins, Bryn' Terrace, Seaside, Llanelly. on Monday. I Whilst a, yacht, The Dabehiek," was being conveyed in a wagon toO Swansea for one of the yachting races, the horse, when near I Loughor, became very restive and bolted, with the result thai the occupants were thrown out. The yacht fell to the ground, and Jenkin's leg became entangled in the wheels of the vehicle. He sustained a frac- ture of the limb, and was removed to the Hospital The yacht was subsequently re- turned to Llanelly.