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[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. J YN AMSANG EIN TAD AU THE ANTIQUARIES' COLUMN. THE FARMERS' REVOLT. THE REBECCA RIOTS. By the Rev. J. Lloyd James (Clwydwenfro). CHAPTER III. ( Continued). On the night already referred to, E. T., the husband having come home, and under the effect of the drink, he was very surly to his wife, who had a young baby. What he did will never be known in this world, but he was not heard saying anything. The mother, who was in bed, got up, and dressed herself, and was heard by her seven years old boy, crying and protest- ing, of which her tipsy husband took no notice. Having dressed herself, she wrapped her baby in a shawl, and was heard going out of the house, crying, and saying, I will leave you now, and never return." No notice was taken of her by her husband. Rer boy, who was in bed in another part of the house, did not know what he ought to do, under the circum- stances, and, having thought the matter over, he got out of bed quietly, not wish- ing to disturb his stepfather, and then went out, seeking his mother, wondering where she intended going. It was a fair, calm, and warm night, with some moon- light, but not: nearly at the full. He has- tened into the field, and over the path to- wards the stile into the high road. There he overtook his mother, who was standing still, and looking into the road. He looked, and could see a large number of strange looking persons, seemingly pro- ceeding in a procession from the direction of LoDgford and Llantyssilio, in the direct- ion of Penblewyn and Narberth. They both looked on, and watched the persons until they had passed up the sloping road as far as the Smithy further on. Then he asked his mother who they were, and what they were doing out so tlate. To which questions she replied that she did not know. It was evident that she was somewhat frightened, and was glad she bad not gone out into the road. They also had seen her and the babe, and her boy holding to her skirt, but said nothing. Now, that they had passed, she noticed her boy, who had followed her, that he had on him only his- night shirt, and had nothing on his feet and legs, although it was midnight, and in the open field. How came you like this, almost naked, my dear boy "? asked the mother. "I wanted to be with you, to take care of you, mother," was the little boy's re- ply. The reply made her smile, and it eomforted her to think of her boy's affect- ionate and sage answer. We will get back into the house, or you may catch a cold," she said, and taking his hand in hers, they both return- ed, and went into the house. She put her boy into his bed, and then went into the room where her husband was. She found him in bed and fast asleep and she had peace and rest for the remainder of the night. They were all right by the morn- ing. During the next day the news came that the previous night's processionists were Rebecca and her daughters, and that they had demolished the Narberth toll-gate in the same manner as they had done others before. Probably, by this time, there are none living who saw Rebecca and her daughters on their midnight expedition but that little boy, who, with his mother and the baby, watched them. That little boy is now alive to tell the tale. The mother, after a short illness, died before that summer was out, and was released from all her troubles and trials. Her husband, E. T., married again, and died in old age, but the one that was then a baby in arms still lives, and is in flourishing circumstances, far away from Horseshoe-dale, but be has no recollections of that night's incidents, of which he was an unconscious witness. CHAPTER IV. It was quite true what the little boy of Horseshoe-dale cottage had been told, on the day after the midnight adventure, that the Narberth toll-gate bad been demolished by Rebecca and her daughters. It took only a short time for those strong and nimble stalwarts of the hills of North Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthenshire to saw the gate's timber and posts into small pieces, so as to be of no further use as impediments to carts, waggons, and horses to fetch lime from Ludchurcb, and culm from Begelly and Merixton-Bottom. The gate-man was furious because of the onslaught on the property he was guardian of and his means of a living but in view of such a multitude of Rebeccaites, and persons of daring, not to be trifled with, he judged it wise to keep quiet and silent. The toll-fees board was also consigned to nonentity but the house had to be left, as there was a crowd of the Narbertbites gathering to witness out of novelty, and might recognise some of the attacking o 0 army. So Rebecca and her sons left off further destruction, and marched away on their return journey, via Plaindealings, Maencoch, Penblewyn, Carnmeini (Car- mine), Longford, Pengraig-hill, Penllwyn- du, Llandiasilio, and Efel-Wen and soon dispersed, satisfied with the success of their night's enterprise. (To be continued.)

Funeral of Mrs. Justin Evaivs.

+—— The Lady's World.

. Haverfordwest County Court.

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