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I KIDWELLY, I LOCAL SUCCESS. We are very pleased to learn of the success I of Mr. Evan Davies, smith with Mr. David Rees, Park Forge, in passing the examination of the Registered Society of Shoeing Srfritbs. Mr. Davies, who is a native of Llanstephan, has been with Mr. Rees at Kidwelly for some six years, and last week he took tin: first prize at the Hantymoel Horse Show in the shoeing competition, against some of the champions of Glamorganshire. Mr. T. Rogers, son of our esteemed towns. man, Mr. John Rogers, is just now meeting with much success as a "handcuff king" with Messrs. Haggjar's bioscope show. At Carmarthen, on Friday last, he released him- self from three pairs of police bracelets in 1 minute 52 seconds. PARISH CHURCH. It has been found necessary to keep the j main gateway to the Churchyard locked, owing to the very small children who enter that way and make the Churchyard their play- ground, and do mischief there. The west gate is always open during- the day. The scheme for the better lighting of the church is well in hand. The committee held a meet- ing in the Parish Room on Friday last, and ) went. through a lot of good work. Plans of the church and its precincts were produced i by the secretary, Mr J. Morgan, and the posi- tions of the proposed new lights were fixed. It was also decided to light up the Parish Room. The principal acetylene gas com- j panies in the country are now tendering for the work. I LABOUR. j I Mr. Ben Tillet, the well-known Labour j | leader and secretary of the Dockers' Union, j visited Kidwelly on Saturday, and addressed a large meeting of men at the Town Hall. Councillor David Rowlands presided. Messrs William Pugh and D. G. Griffiths, Llanelly, were also present and spoke. u I TOWN COUNCIL. I A special meeting of the Kidwelly Town I Council was held last week, the Mayor (Mr. D. G. Anthony) presiding'. The principal business was the consideration of the pro- posed improvements, widening, etc., of Kid' w?lly Town Bridge. It was resolved to try to come to terms with the County Council, whereby that body would, take over the bridge.—Mr. W. D. James, who will next month take up an auctioneer's licence, ap- plied for the use of the Market Place as a sales-room. The application was granted, subject to the arrangement of terms. -0- S. L. Gravelle, sculptor, Burry Port, has re- cently opened a branch at Causeway Street, I Kidwelly, near the Town Hall. Particulars supplied on application to the above, or to Albert Jenkins, Bryn Morfa. I DESERTERS. I On Friday, before Mr. Win. Wilkins, ex- mayor, at the Town Hall, James Coxon and Henry Moss were brought up in custody and charged with absenting themselves without leave from the 1st Welsh Regiment, stationed at Pembroke Dock. P.C. D. J. Davies, who captured the defendants, detailed how he saw the two proceeding up Pinged Hill, and how, when he first stopped them, they said that they came from Tenby. He, however, after- wards noticed their military bearing, and followed them,whereupon they took to their heels. He caught them near Tycoch, and again questioned, them, and charged them with being absentees, which they again de- nied. He then asked them to come back with him. Coxon at this became excited, and a struggle ensued. On the advice of the younger I man Moss, however, Coxon became quiet, and both then confessed that they belonged to the 1st Welsh. They were then locked iip.-Afte).- a strong reprimand from the Bench they were. both handed over to the escort that had been sent up from Pembroke Dock to fetch them. -0- CRICKET. On Saturday last Kidwelly were at home to Laugharue, and a most pleasant game was played, resulting in a win for the homesters by 11 runs. Neither of the teams were over- strong. The scores were—Kidwelly, 48; Laugharne, 37. i Kidwelly.—D. R. Wild c R. Williams h- E. Isaac 1, D. J. Hughes c Dunscombe b Isaac, 6, J. Watkius b Isaac 4, R. Davies b Isaac 7, W. Pany e Griffifhs b McConnell 4., 1). Lewis c Griffiths b Wardle 1, E. R. Evans b Wardle 1, H. Greenwood b Isaac 17, W. Lloyd b Wardle 1, W. Walters run out 3, .1, Roberts not out 0, extras 3, total 48. Laugharne.—H. Edwards run out 0, F. C. Wardle c W. Lloyd b W, Parry 0, E. Isaac b Parry 9, V. C. Thomas c and b J. Watkius 14, R. McConnell retired hurt 3, F. H. Thomas b Wat.kins 3, A. R. Lewis b Roberts 3, M. Wil- liams b Parry 1, H. Child b Parry 0, L. Wil- liams b Parry 2, H. Griffiths not out 0, extras 2, total 37. The match played last, Saturday week on the Pontycocs ground was a most lJnique one in many respects. One of the Burrows XL best batsmen is noted in the town for his ora- torical. powers. He is one. of the fa vuured few who took the privilege of speaking t.o Mr. Sammy Woods's nieüBswhen the Walla- bies played against Wales. His hit for four at the match raised a great cheer, but with the next ball he was clean bowled. The Pont- ycocs wicket-keeper, who had got rid of his ■eoar, was evidently in fine form, for after playing for about a quarter of an hour lie was f advised—" Dod dy got Jan. rhag ofon eeyd di unwyd." -0- ¡ PROPERTY EXCHANGE. At .Carmarthen on Saturday, Pareliwni, a ¡ field of five acres, comprising part of Hollo- way farm, was sold to Mr. J. G. Anthony, Paris 'House, Kidwelly, for £ 350. Mr. An- ¡ thony has now acquired the \v?ule of Hollo- way farm at a Bast of 42890. At the same time and place the little holding, Aqueduct- Faeh, with 2? acres of land, was sold to the tenant, Alr. 'Willi,-tni 'foliii, for £ 290. Glyn I Abbey Mansion, with its 9. acres of land, once the residence of Astley Thompson, Esq., and afterwards occupied by the Benedictine monks, has been sold by private treaty to Mr. David Griffiths.: Pont yeates. -0- FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr Thomas Hughes, of the Prince of Wales Inn, Mynyddygarreg, which took place last week, was a. very large one, twenty-seven carriages taking part in the procession. The interment was at Meinc- iau Baptist Chapel Graveyard. Messrs. NA7. Richards and Son were the undertakers.