We regret that a large quantity of local news from Llandilo, Llandovery, Aberystwith, Narberth, Pem- broke, &c., reached us so late in the week that we are compelled, for want of room, to keep it over. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs thankfully to acknowlenge the following Collections Pembrey Church, X3 Is 6d Elim Independent Chapel £2 14s Old Bwlchnewydd Independent Chapel, Y, I 19s 33d. LAMMAS STREET CHAPEL.—On Sunday and Monday last, sermons were preached in this chapel, and collec- tions made at the close of each service, on behalf of the Foreign Missions. The congregations were large. The following ministers officiated The Rev W. Williams Llanwrtid, a venerable old preacher upwards of ninety years of age, the Rev Mr Rogers, Panteg, and the Rev Mr Gibbon, Capel Isaac. JOINT LUNATIC ASYLUM.—A quarterly meeting of the Committee of Visitors was held at the Asylum on Tuesday. There were present-J. L. G. P. Lewis, Esq., chairman, Lord Cawdor, J. W. Arengo Cross, Esq R. P. Davies, Esq., Ridgway, Gwinnett Tyler, Esq., Mount Gernos, W. E. B. Gwyn, Esq., Plas Cwrt Hyr, C. W. Nevill, Esq., Westfa, J. B. Harford, Esq., Falcondale, and D. Pugh, Esq., Manoravon. It was resolved that zC150 be advanced to Dr. Hoarder, from building ac- count, for the purpose of converting the old farm build- ings into a cowhouse, stable, &c., &c., and fitting up a dairy in the old mansion house. It was also resolved that X180 be advanced to Dr. Hearder, from the building account, for the purpose of obtaining a second boiler for the engine house for forcing water to the Asylum, fixing same, and building a shed or covering the same. It was likewise resolved that the erection of the two retiring wings of the Asylum be proceeded with in the early part of next year, and that notice be given at the next quarter sessions for the three counties in union, application will be made at the January sessions 1870, for the sum of JE4000 for the plr- pose of building such wings, to be contributed by the three counties in their respective pro- portions as follows :—Carmarthenshire, £ 1560 Car- diganshire, 11080 Pembrokeshire, L1370. The Clerk of the Asylum was directed to send to the Poor Law Guardians of the Haverfordwest Union a copy of the Superintendent's entry in his journal, made upon the admission of Thomas Anthony into the Asylum, and to request that they will furnish some explanation as to the neglected state of the lunatic's person, as the Com- mittee of Visitors intend reporting the case to the Com- missioners in Lunacy. D. Hearder was instructed upon his receiving an answer from the Haverfordwest Guar- dians, to report the case to the Commissioners in Lunacy and to send them a copy of his entry in his journal upon the arrival of the patient at the Asylum. It was resolved that a gratuity of £ 2 be given to Wm. James, a late attendant, who has been obliged to leave the Asylum in consequence of ill health. It was also resolved to add 45 a year to the gardener's salary, the increase to commence from the beginning of the pre- sent quater. The committee of this Asylum are opinion that clause 9 of the proposed County Administration Bill of 1869 should have been amended, if it had not ben withdrawn, and any similar clause in any similar bill hereafter to be brought into Parliament should also be altered, by inserting after nomination of Visiting Justices of Prisons," the words, "and of County Asylums. L LAN ELL Y.-LANNON HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Tuesday last was quite a gala day at Llannon, being the occasion of the services held in the Parish Church, to return thanks for the bountiful harvest just gathered in. The Church was most beauti. fully and appropriately decorated, the chancel especially so. Sheaves of corn, flowers, and evergreens, were arranged in various parts of the chancel, and the corn munion table and the pulpit received special attention, both being elaborately dressed up with mottoes, designs, and texts. The morning service was English, and full choral by a surpliced choir. The English sermon was preached hy the Rev R. Lewis, Lampeter Velfry, and the Welsh sermon by the Rev David Williams, B.D., vicar of Llanelly. A processional hymn was sung, Come ye thankful people come," and an anthem and introit. The evening service was Welsh, and full choral as in the morning, the sermon was preached by the Rev Rees Evans, vicar of Llandebie. Two processional hymns were sung by the choir, one by coming in, Chwi ddiolehgar bobl dewch," and one by going out, "0 anwyl wlad fendigaid." The choristers and other members of the choir, dined in the Schoolroom, and a variety of amusements were indulged in. MB. GWYLIM PHILLIPS'S FAREWELL CONCERT.— On Tuesday evening last, a concert was given at the Athenaeum, by Mr Gwylim Phillips, of Carmarthen, assisted by Miss Clarke, of Gloucester, Mr C. Videon Harding, oi Carmarthen, and others. Miss Lucy Edmond was the pianist. An excellent programme had been prepared, and we were much surprised to see that the room was not full doubtless the inclemency of the weather prevented many who would have attended however, it was something like three parts full, and the audience was an appreciative one. The first and second parts of the programme were opened by pianoforte duets by Miss Edmond and Mr Harding, the first part being Euryanthe," by Weber. Miss Clark sang, Sweet Nightingale" (Bocovitch), There's a path by the river" (Loder), which was encored, and Orpheus with his lute" (Sullivan). She also joined Mr Gwylim Phillips in the duet, The Syren and Friar (Louis Emmanuel), which was encored, and Mr Harding, in Hark 'tis the bugle note." Mr Phillips sang, Hearts of Oak," In sheltered vale," Will o' the Whisp," and Death of Llewellyn." Mr Harding sang, Old Towler," and Maid of Athens," which was encored, and he gave instead, I've nothing else to do." Mr Scourfield sang, Let me like a Soldier fall," Home of my heart," and Waft her Angels and Mr C. Ace sang, The Bay of Dublin." The singing altogether was excellent, but special mention must be made of Miss Clarke's and Mr Harding's singing. This was Miss Clarke's second appearance here, and she fully sustained the honours she won on a former occasion (the Flower Show Concert.) Her singing, Sweet Nightingale," There's a path by the river," and the duet, Hark 'tis the bugle note," were exceedingly good, her voice being a very fine one and of good com- pass she also sang in a graceful style which was much appreciated. Mr Harding's first appearance before a Llanelly audience was a decidedly favourable one, and whenever he comes again, he is certain of a good reception. His singing was unexceptionably good and was much admired, the best being Old Towler" and Maid of Athens." Mr Gwylim Phillips sang well as usual (he being an old favourite). The Hearts of Oak," and Death of Llewellyn," and the duet, Syren and Friar," he distinguished himself in. Mr Scourfield's songs, Let me like a Soldier fall," and Waft her Angels," as well as Mr Charles Ace's song, The Bay of Dublin," were well rendered and received with applause. Miss E. Edmond's pianoforte playing was all that could be desired.
SAUXDERSFOOT. — Considerable excitement has prevailed in this place for the last fortnight on the sub- ject of high tides, the expected tidal wave had become almost a "household word." This state of feeling has been increased by the recollection of the great loss and inconvenience sustained by the inroads of the sea in Frebruary last but, notwithstanding all the prognos- tications and local prophesies (and tbev were legion), the dreaded tides were lower than those of thy last month, and although persons from the locality came on the day foretold that the mighty tidal billow was to roll over our gardens, and turn all our rooms into aquariums, Old Ocean came in on our sands ca I M, quiet, and peaceful, and having gently kissed the murk of former visits, retired all serene and tranquil to his mighty bed. All fear has now passed away and in the quiet enjoyment of the salubrious breezes, and glorious scenery of the place, v,e hope to rest in safety.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. MR ISAAC ANTHONY has received instructions IVi. to SELL by AUCTION, at AQUEDUCT COTTAGE, Kidwelly, on Tuesday, OCTOBER 26, 1869, the whole of the valuable and extensive LIBRARY of the late Mr Bowen, consisting of from 4,500 to 5,000 Volumes in the various branches of useful Literature, including a great nunaoer of standard works on Mechanics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Gardening, Medicine, and other practical subjects; Cyclopedias, Dictionaries, by Johnson, Walker, Brown, and others; ibibles, Prayer Books, Commentaries, by Patrick, Lowth, Whitby, Fawcett, and others, with sundry works of established repute, too numerous to specify also alarge aesortroent of Surveying Instruments, Desks, Maps, &e. MR J. HOWELL THOMAS'S ANNOUNCEMENTS CARMARTHENSHIRE. GLANYRINNIS, In the Parish of Llangendeirne. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. Very important Sale of valuable Weight-carrying hunters, Carriage Horses, Hacks, Ponies, Ayrshire Cattle, pure Shropshire Down Sheep, Pigs, Imple- ments, &c. MR J. HOWELL THOMAS has received instruc- .iTi. tions from Mr John Thomas, to SELL by AUCTION, at the above place, on TUESDAY, the 2nd NOVEMBER, 1869. Thirty-six valuable HORSES, including weight-carrying Hunters, fashionable Carriage Horses, and fast trotting Cobs and Ponies; 32 Ayrshire Cows and Heifers 115 Pure Shropshire down Breeding Ewes and Ewe Lambs, recently selected from some of the best Flocks in Shropshire; Berkshire Brood Sows, and Store Pigs; also some choice IMPLEMENTS and MACHINERY. Full particulars will appear next week, and descriptive Catalogues may be obtained on application to Mr J. Howell Thomas, Estate Agent & Auctioneer, Carmarthen. A 38 CARMARTHENSHIRE. TALYCLYN, NEAR LLANELLY. Extensive and Important Unreserved Sale of Valuable Farming Stock, Hayguard, Stacks of Corn, Hay, Modern Implements of Husbandry and Machinery, &c., &c., late the property of Mr Barnes, deceased. MR J. HOWELL THOMAS has been instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the above place, on TUESDAY, the 26th OCTOBER. 1869. 19 choice Shorthorn Hereford and Cross-bred DAIRY COWS, two year old Shorthorn Bull, bred by H. Law, Esq Frood, 3 two year old in-calf Heifers, 8 Shorthorn and crosa-bred Yearling Ditto, 3 Yearling Steers, 12 Heifer and Steer Calves, 4 powerful Draught Horses, 2 t»o year old 611i"s (by Lang- ton), 1 ditto Colt by ditto, 36 superior breeding Ewes, 10 Fat and Store Pigs, Sow in farrow, ditto with litter of 7 Pigs. The CROP comprises 12 Hayguard Stacks of Wheat, 3 do. Barley, 7 do. Oats, 3 Kicks of Prime Meadow Hay, 1 Rick of Seed Hay. The IMPLEMENTS, MACHINERY, fcc., comprise 4 horse-power Thrashing Machine, Winnowing do., Cbiff cutter. Turnip and Bean Drills. Grubbers, Horse Hoe, Cake Crusher, Carts, Ploughs, Harrows, Sheep Netting, Shaft, Leading and Plough Harness. Dairy Utensils, Agricultural Tools and appliances. Also a strong Market Cart and Harness, Saddle and Bridle, &c. About 8,1 acres of Swedes, 14 do. Mangold, and i do. of Potatoes, in suit- able Lots. Luncheon on the Table at half-past Eleven. The Sale to commence at half-past 12 punctually. Credit on Conditions. Full particulars will appear in handbills and catalogues, to be obtained on application to Mr J. Howell Thomas, Estate Agent and Auctioneer, Carmarthen. A 39
DEATH OF LORD DYNEVOR. ON Thursday morning, the 9th instant, Lord Dynevor died at Great Malvern, after a protracted illness, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. This lamentable event, although apprehended for many months, has produced unfeigned sadness and sorrow in every part of the county. It seems as if a friend beloved by everybody had departed from amongt us. Perhaps, no one has ever occupied a more enviable position than Lord Dynevor filled in this county for more than half a century. He was from early life conspicuous in the discharge of various public duties, and was thus brought into close relationship with all classes of the community. He represented the county in Parlia- ment for nearly thirty years. He was Vice- Lord-Lieutenant when the Rebecca Riots brought the people into collision with the civil and military authorities. He was for a long period Colonel of the Carmarthenshire Militia. He took an active part in the administration of the county business. He gave his time, his personal influence, and his money, freely and ungrudgingly, in promoting every movement for the benefit of the county, the education of the people, and the relief of the poor and afflicted. In this way he was closely identified with the county, and succeeded in maintaining the respect, confidence, and esteem of all classes, without regard to politics. The fine qualities that distin- guished him throughout a long life, made one forget that he held decided political opinions. But he never allowed politics to interfere with his public duties. His influence was freely exercised for all, his purse was open to all, whether Conservative or Liberal. He was never known to turn away from anyone who sought his advice or assistance. Those who knew him most intimately, say that he could not refuse a favour to anyone-that it was only neces- sary to ask in order to receive. The Right Hon. George Rice Rice-Trevor, Baron Dynevor, was born on the oth of August, 1795. He was the eldest son of George Talbot, by his wife, the Hon. Frances Townsend, third daughter of Thomas, first Viscount Sydney, and succeeded to the title on the death of his father, in 1852. He married on the 27th of November, 1824, Frances, eldest daughter of Lord Charles Fitzroy, and niece of the third Duke of Grafton, and by whom he had issue, five daughters, of whom three survive-the Hon. Lady Bateson, the Countess of Longford, and the Hon. Eleanore (unmarried). His Lordship was educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford. At the general elec- tion, in 1820, consequent 011 the death of George III., he was returned unopposed to represent the county of Carmarthen in the House of Commons, and occupied the seat until 1831, when he volun- tarily retired'from Parliament under a conviction that the opinions he entertained on the subject of Reform, which was then agitating the country, did not agree with the views of his constituents, who had memorialised Sir James Hamlyn Williams to come forward as a candidate, and be was returned unopposed. He was, however, induced to contest the representation in 1832 with Sir James Hamlyn Williams and Mr Adams, of Middleton Hall, when he headed the poll. This was a memorable election, extending over fourteen days, at a cost to Lord Dynevor alone of £ 30,000. We may mention that an arrangement was come to for the return of Sir J. H. Williams with Col. Trevor, but a misunder- standing arose in Llandilo, and plumpers were given for Trevor and Adams, and Sir James lost the seat. Lord Dynevor, who was afterwards returned with Mr John Jones, of Ystrad, kept his seat until 1852, when, on the death of his father, he was raised to the Upper House. A few years afterwards his constituents presented him with a testimonial in recognition of his long and useful public services. The testimonial, at Lord Dynevor's request, as- sumed the form of a life-size portrait, by Lucas, which was formally presented to him at a public meeting in Llandilo, by Sir John Mansel, who spoke in the name of the subscribers, referring in laudatory terms to the public life of the noble lord and to his many charities. His lordship held for some years a captaincy in the Carmarthenshire Yeomanry, of which his father was Colonel. On the decease of Lord Cawdor (grandfather of the present Earl) the then Lord Dynevor became Lord-Lieutenant of Car- marthenshire, and Colonel Commadant of the County Militia, when the subject of this notice was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, and continued unt I 1852, when, on the decease of his father, he became Colonel-Commandant of the regiment, but the Lord- Lieutenancy was conferred on the late Earl of Cawdor. Lord Dynevor held the colonelcy for many years afterwards. It was expected that he would have been made Lord Lieutenant, notwthstanding the party in power at the time; and it was said that in recognition of his services for many years as Vice-Lieutenant Her Majesty the Queen appointed him one of her aides- de-camp. It was during the Rebecca Riots he was first appointed Vice-Lieutenant. He was active in suppressing the riots. His personal influence was found of immense service. He gave himself up to the duties that devolved upon him, making every- thing su bordinate to the restoration of peace and good will between the authorities and an aggrieved people. It is hardly possible to say how much the country owes Lord Dynevor in this matter. His lordship's taste was decidedly military. In contour and general bearing he seemed born to command. He took a warm interest, at first in the Yeomanry, and afterwards in the Militia,—an interest far beyond that which might have been expected from him. He evidently loved the work for its own sake. In politics he was a Conserva- tive in the truest sense of the word. Indeed, before the passing of the Reform Bill, he delighted in the good old name of Tory. He was attached to the Conservative party, and could always be depended upon as an uncompromising supporter of constitutionalism in its widest sense. As we have seen, he retired rather than sacrifice his opinions to the wishes of his constituents on Reform. Still he rejoiced in the support of all parties on other than political grounds. An in- spection of the poll book in the severest contest through which he passed would at once make this plain. He was personally so popular with the electors, that many of them could not find it in their heart to vote against him, however much they differed from him on the leading political questions of the day. Those who re- member the contests in which he engaged, must know that his success was attributable as much to personal regard as to political partizan- ship. Notwithstanding the hauteur in his lord ship's demeanour to strangers, he was unassuming and even captivating to his friends and supporters, and indeed to all whom he knew of whatever grade. He certainly had the power of charming, not so much by word as in his manner. In the discharge of his magisterial duties he was punctual, painstaking, and uniformly dignified, and never by word or gesture assumed superiority on the Bench or at Quarter Sessions. As a land- lord, he was exceptionally generous-ever ready and ever willing to extend indulgence again and again to the distressed or unfortunate. Indeed, Lord Dynevor almost appears to have held his noble estate for the benefit of his tenantry, we should have said a devoted tenantry. In matters of general benevolence it would be impossible to recount his deeds. He gave away every year the half of a princely revenue in numberless charities. His open-handed gifts extended to all. Public charities, the Church, the Dissenting chapel, the Schools, all partook freely. And the giving was to him a pleasure. When friends expostulated and would have tempered his passion for giving, he would ask them why he should not do so, and reminding them that he had enough for all his wants, he would ingenuously remark that it was impossible to resist the importunities for help that reached him from all quarters. With the noble Lord ends the direct line, trace- able from the earliest historical period of Wales- from the Kings of Reged, through Sir Rhys ap Thomas, to our own day. The attainder wrongly suffered by Griffith ab Rhys, in the reign of Henry VIII., deprived the family of its princely possessions in South Wales, which were appropriated by Henry and given to his own creatures. Mary, in her mercy, restored the comparatively trifling portion, which possibly forms the present estate to the family of Gruffydd. Mr George Rice, of Newton, grandfather of the deceased Baron, a Privy Councillor, and Lord-Lieutenant of the county, married Cecil, third daughter of Earl Talbot. On the death of Mr Rice, Earl Talbot was created Baron Dynevor, with remainder to his daughter (Mrs Rice), who upon the death of her father became Baroness Dynevor, and took the names and arms of De Cardonnel, which name has since been discontinued. The present Lord took the name of Trevor, to- gether with the estate in Bedfordshire. In default of male issue the barony devolves upon the Rev Francis William Rice, son of the Hon. and very Rev Edward Rice, Dean of Gloucester, born May 10th 1804. He was appointed to the living of Fairford, Gloucestershire, in 1827. He married first, in 1830, Harriet Ives, daughter of the late Mr Daniel Raymond Barker, which lady died in 1853 and secondly in November, 1856, Amelia, eldest daughter of the Rev Henry Carnegie Knox.
CARMARTHEN BAY BOARD OF CON- SERVATORS. A quarterly meeting of this Board was held at the Town Hall, on Wednesday last. Present T. R. Oliver Powell, Esq. (chairman), J. Beynon, Esq., Trewern, C. Morgan, Esq., Alltygog, Capt, Gower, Clynderwen, J. P. Jones, Esq., Croft Cottage, Dr. Lewis, C. Chivers, Esq., Kidwelly, J. L. Philipps, Esq., Bolahaul, C. Bishop, Esq., jun., Penrhock, R. M. Davies, Esq., and J. Hughes, Esq., Carmarthen. The Chairman read the following letter from Mr Waters, consulting engineer to the Llanfyrnach Mining Company :—" Sir, Replying to your favour of 21st inst., I would acquaint you that the river Tave runs through the centre of the Llanfyrnach mines, and the water pumped out of the works, and passed through the various appliances for washing and preparing the silver lead ore for market, must, as a matter of necessity, be made to flow in to that river at an available point. The ore is charged with silver, and we make it a strict matter of business to see that after running through a regular series of trunks, huddles, and catch pits, the water is free as far as it is possible under the circumstances to make it, of matallic substances. The lighter particles characteristic of the rocks and sparry vein-stuff of the country un- avoidably mingle with the water, and float away into the river, but over this we have no control. Formerly the refuse [the scrapings of the sieves] was tramed into the river. During the the last two years, however, we have spent about X250, raising our tram-ways, and improving our mode of operations, specially to meet such a complaint as the present. I would add in con- clusion, that no refuse or foreign matter, beyond what I have described, is now allowed to go into the Tave. And to avoid further complaint, and out of deference to the opinions of the Board of Conservators, we have commenced making additional catch-pits." The Chairman said it was clear that cart loads of re- fuse had been thrown into the river. Mr Hughes thought the man had done his best, and could not do more. After some conversation of no importance the subject dropped. The Chairman read the following report of the head water bailiff, with regard to the pike fishing The total number of pike killed ina the Towy was 23, 13 of which were got between Llandovery and Lam. peter road 2 between Talley road and Llandilo bridge; 8 between Llandilo bridge and Llanartney. Only one sewin was caught in the net. The weather was very unfavourable for pike fishing at the time, or he believed a great many might be destroyed in that way. Two of the fishermen who were engaged in pike fishing have killed this season in their net about 200. A brief discussion ensued and then the Chairman read a statement of account for the year, from which it appeared that the Board had a balance in hand of £ 102 2s 3d. Mr Bishop suggested that the accounts should be audited by two members of the Board. On the motion of Mr Hughes, Mr Lewis PIllips, and Mr R. Davies were appointed to audit the accounts. Mr Hughes suggested that the head water bailiff should lay his accounts before the clerk, once a month that they might be checked. Mr C. Morgan asked whether they would believe the water bailIff.. Mr Hughes said if they received public money, they ought to know how it was spent. Mr Bishop explained that when the account was brought in yearly, it was impossible to say whether it was right or otherwise. The subject dropped without any order being made. „ The Chairman read a letter from Mr. Fry, asking the consent of the Board to erect a pass over the Cothy weir, at a cost of about C15. Mr Philipps-Is that an estimate Mr Hughes-No. The Chairman-The letter states that it will cost X15 or thereabouts. Mr Hughes thought they ought to accept the offer. Mr Beynon contended that they had no right to do so without the consent of the occupier. Mr Bishop understood that Mr Hughes, Glancothy, the owner of the property, had consented. The Clerk suggested that a resolution to the following effect be sent to Mr Fry, "That this meeting thanks him for his reply, and are most happy to accept his propo- sal." Mr Bishop thought they had better not bring them- selves into a lawsuit. 0 The Chairman said the Clerk informed him that both the owner and occupier of the mill had consented. The offer was accepted. The Chairman next called attention to the questions put by the Inspectors of Salmon Fisheries for their consideration. The first was, Has the take of fish increased or diminished ?" Mr Bishop said that there had been more fish in the Tave this year than at any time before. The Chairman read the report of the Head Water Bailiff, which is as follows:—"The net fishing closed on the 1st September. As to the financial result of the year, it is difficult to give a correct acccount of the number of fish taken, in consequence of the utter want of returns showing the number caught, and the fisher- men do all in their power to prevent a correct account being known, under the idea that, they will keep up the price of salmon. Complaints by them of the scarcity of fish have been as usual both loud and numerous. I know several of the tradesmen on the tidal waters have realised handsome returns this season, but others will find it difficult to make the two ends meet, whilst many on the upper waters have sustained a decided loss. As near as I could judge, the quantity caught with nets was much the same as last year. Still, there is this to be said that the mis- chief has not arisen from any real want of fish but from the drought which extended through the latter part of spring, and the whole of the summer, which prevented the salmon ascending the rivers. The rod fishing has been, since the commencement of the flood, better than it has been for several seasons. Some ex- cellent salmon were taken lately in the Cothy and above Llandilo. They were seen ascending the river Towy on the last two floods in great quantities. The heaviest salmon taken this season with nets were taken at Ferry- side, weighing 311bs another at Carmarthen, weigh- ing 261b. Several were taken from 24lbs to 251bs, and most of them were taken in August. An extension of fishing time, and the use of a three-inch mesh in June and July is certainly wanted in this district, which would be of great advantage to the fishermen. There were little or no fish seen in this river during that time, and August and September seem to be the main harvest, and fish in their best condition. I would there. fore request the serious attention of Board to this point, as unless an alteration will soon take place the preserving of the river will soon come to an end. Kelts were not well out of the rivers till May or June. Smolts were descending in great quantifies in April and May and a few in June. There are a certain class of anglers, knowing that although water bailiffs have power to search baskets, they have no power to search pockets, conceal the fish about their persons and set tfie water bailiffs at defiance. The staff of water bailiffs are an insufficient force for the district. It would take at least seven men, and spend most of their time watching the Carmarthen fisher- men, unless assistance can be had from the policemen. I have examined the weir on the Gwendraeth river at the Kidwelly Tin Works. It is about 15 feet high and would come rather expensive to put a salmon ladder on it., besides the supply of water being too small, and it would take two men constantly to watch the ladder-the Tin Works being close to it. He also examined the pollution, and took a bottle full home to a gentleman at Carmarthen, who had live fish in his possession. Two of them were placed in the bottle for a length of time, and did not seem to affect the fish in the least. They were taken out and are still alive. A long conversation ensued as to whether there had been an increase in the number of fish in the rivers, on which very different opinions were expressed. Mr Bishop believed the Towy had decreased in the quantity of fish. Mr Hughes said that as they differed in opinion they could not give an answer to the question. Mr Morgan said the fish had increased in the Cothy. Mr Hughes moved that the Board was not in a posi- tion to give an answer to the question. Mr Philipps and Mr Davies were quite certain there was an increase of fish. The question whether there was an increase or not having been put to the meeting, G voted for the increase and 4 against it. The next question was, What are the causes to which you attribute such increase or diminution F" Mr Bishop By preserving the rivers certainly. The third question was Have bull trout increased in your district in a gi4rAter pioportion than Salmon." ? Mr Morgan said there were no bull trout in this county. Then the next question was-" Is the present close time suitable or not in your district? If not, what alteration do you think necessary, and why ?'' Mr Hughes thought this a very important question, and, for himself, he really believed that the season ought to be kept open. Mr Beynon differed with Mr Hughes, and said that on Saturday last, a person was offering a salmon about 20lbs weight at St. Clears, for 2d per lb., and the people would not buy it, as it was not fit for eating. Mr Hughes thought the people did not like to break the law at St. Clears. (Laughter.) A motion that September be an open month was put to the meeting, and carried. Some discussion arose as to the size of the mesh and it was resolved that it should be 1i inch through the year. This was in answer to one of the questions put by the inspectors. Mr Beynon said that there being the large balance of £ 102 in hand, he wished to know the best means of laying it out. Mr Hughes hoped the Board would not lay it out in water bailiffs, as that would be a perfect farce. During the month of September fishermen were seen every night poaching. Unless the men are capable of doing their duty, why should they be employed ? He begged to move that the water bailiffs be dismissed, and that a handsome reward be offered any person giving infor- mation of illegally fishing. Mr Bishop objected to Mr Hughes's motion, and pro- posed that the number of water bailiffs be increased. The Clerk said that there were some fishermen in this town who did not transgress the law, and he tried to form a club amongst them but they would not jom, fearing the other fishermen. Mr rhilipps—perbaps the head water bailiff is afraid of his life too. (Laughter.) Mr Hughes did not blame him but as he was unable to do his duties, what was to be done P The head water bailiff stated that he was not aware the fishermen were on the river every night. They were once or twice but he could not say who they were, as they went on the opposite side of the river to that on which he was. After some more discussion, it was resolved that four water bailiffs be appointed. Mr Philippb hoped there would be no excuse for the water bailiffs neglecting their work as at present. Another question was brought before the Board, which was as follows Are there any defects or deficiencies in your Acts of Parliament for which, in your opinion, amendment is required? If so, state them in detail, and the remedy you would propose." Mr Bishop suggested that there ought to be reliable means of raising funds, and greater powers for water bailiffs to go over lands adjoining waters where they suspected or saw anybody transgressing the law. This was agreed to. The following letter from Mr B. Jones, Goring Place, Llanelly, was read Gentlemen,—I understand you are about to hold an inquiry at Carmarthen, into the state of the rivers, and any causes affecting the sea fish therein. I beg to say that a Tin Works near Pontardulais pollutes the stream of the Lougher, so that the salmon and sewin are destroyed, so I am told. And there is a stream—the Dafen—falling into the sea at this place, which is also polluted in a similar way. I shall be glad to explain all this to you on public grounds if you will give me an opportunity. The meeting then separated.
MARRIAGE OF MISS PRFSE, OF GOGERDDAN On Wednesday was solemnized the marriage of Mis Margaret Pryse, late of Gwynfryn, and sister of Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., to Thomas Holford, Esq., of Leamington. This is an age of extremes, and in mar- riage, as in most other things, people either exhaust the resources of ceremonial, or quietly indulge themselves with short and simple offices and the prosaic officialism of the Registrar; and if these latter choose to revert as nearly as possible to primitive customs nobody has a right to blame them. But the nuptials celebrated at Llancynfelin, on Wednesday, were none of that kind. On the contrary, every effort was made, every nerve was atrained, to make the pleasant event pass off with the utmost possible grandeur and show. All classes, high, low, and middle class, did their best, and the result, of course, was, that a happy success crowned their efforts. Every branch of the Gogerddan family has frequently had occasion to test the good feeling of their friends, both rich and poor. Never, that we are aware of, have they found them wanting and on this occasion they were nobly supported on all sides. It must have been most sincerely gratifying to Miss Pryse and to every mem ber and friend of the family to see the genuine feeling displayed, and the hearty exertions made to do honour on this auspicious occasion. There were special reasons why the humbler friends of the family should make some exhibition of their real feelings. Unlike the fashionable young lady who wrote an article in one of the magazines, some months ago, complaining that young ladies of the present period have nothing to do, Miss Pryse found plenty of means by which her wealth, her position, and the force of her example could be made instruments for the development of moral and social virtue. She never used these as mere agents to minister to personal gratification, but many a well-kept cottage and trim garden, many a well-shod and decently-clad child, many a sweet voice, singing in the village cnoir, were due to her genial encouragement- and liberal assistance. Consequently, the poor people "came out strong," as we heard one gentlenan in the wedding party express it and this, perhaps, was the pithiest summary of the whole proceedings. The popular feeling was manifested in the usual way. Arches spanned the roads leading -to Lodge Park and Gogerddan. Evergreens-emblematic of unchanging love-worked into a hundred devices, dangled on both sides of the road. Everybody who had a flag showed it. The mottoes were so numerous that we cannot mention them all, and it would be unfair to give one more than another. We may, however, call attention to the one on the arch at the entrance to the Lodge Park grounds. —" Duw au Bendithio, at each side of which were the arms of the families now so happily united. Suffice it to say that the other mottoes wished health and happiness to the bride and bridegroom in every con- ceivable form of words. Arches were erected by Mr Taylor, head gardener at Lodge Park, Mr John Thomas, Mr DavId Rees, Taliesin (arch opposite the new house of the Wesleyan Methodist Minister), and the Rev. W. Thomas, Vicar of the Parish. At Tre'rddol, by Mr George A aughan, Mr R. Jenkins, Henhafod, and Mr E. Felix, the contractors for the new vicarage, Mr Thomas, of Neuadd (at Taliesin). Mr W. Jones, bailiff at Lodge Park, also rendered valuable assistance. In a room at Lodge Park were displayed the splendid collection of bridal presents, open to the visit of anyone who choose to see them- We are requested not to enumerate them, but we may, without offence, allude to one or two. First was a superb necklet, a bracelet, and a brooch, all of pearls, presented by the tenantry and the friends of Alias fryse. ex was a Bible and Prayer Book, magnificently printed, and bound in ivory, gold clasps, set with pearls this was the present of the servants at Gogerddan. Next was a handsome and valuable clock, presented by the servants at Lodge Park. We shall go no further, and only mention these as indicat. ing the efforts made by those who had little superfluous wealth to spare to prove the interest they took in con- tributing to the happiness of the bride elect. And now as to the ceremony itself. But first of all a word on the inevitable and unpoetic topic, the weather. Well, it was simply as unfavourable as it could be from an early hour in the morning till about half-past ten. Cold, drenching showers fell with provoking regularity and steadiness. This, however, did not damp the ardour of the people who flocked in from the surround- ing villages and by ten o'clock the gates of the church- yard at Llancynfelin were besieged by a large crowd. Around the gateway was turned an arch of evergreens, and within it were these words-" With the choir's best wishes on the obverse "The leader goes with the choir's blessing." This was the handiwork of Messrs. G. Jones, W. Jones, Lewis Jones, ani D. Roberts, members of the choir. The interior of the church was very nicely decorated, and the effect was exceedingly pretty. The windows were wreathed with real flowers and evergreens, and on the sills were moss and blooms of various kinds. The chandelier was a mass of flower work, and formed a striking object. Every part of the building was decorated, and, we were glad to see, artistically. We enquired of several persons as to who bad carried out this beautifu' bit of dec 'ration, bur. were quite unable to get a satisfactory reply. I he floor of the aisle from the door up to the altar was carpeted with crimson cloth, which was a source of vast anxiety to three or four good fellows, who walked about in their stockings and swept it once every five minutes or so, with great energy. A roll of cloth lay at the church door ready to cover the churchyard walk with when the rain should cease, and the bridal party arrive. Des- perate efforts were made to keep the church clear, but in spite of all precautions, some dozen or so of young ladies effected an early entrance. These could not be ejected they were deaf to threats and entrtaties and their obstinacy, and the increasing fire of jokes levelled at their tormentors were evidently a oreat F-einitil to those outside and to the men whose especial care was the crimson carpet. Shortly after ten the Machynlleth brass band arrived at the church gates, and played some popular airs-anything but wedding music,-and by the character of the execution one would be justified in the conclusion that they had paid a previous visit to Lodge Park. About half-past ten the children of Taliesin school (members of the choir) marched down to the church, accompanied by Mr D. Roberts, the schoolmaster. They were all dressed uniformly in light dresses and hats, the clothing being the present of Mrs Fryer, of Lodge Park. They were ranged down each side of the walk leading from the gate to the church door. Very soon afterwards the weather cleare 1 up, and the sun shone beautifully, a consolation to anyone who might happen to believe ia the truthfulness of the old adage,—" Happy is the bride that the sun shines on Shortly before eleven, when the the patience of the twelve young ladies inside was well nigh exhausted. ar d when the excitement outside waxed intense, the first carriage was seen approaching Gogerddan. The carpet was swept positively for the last time, the other roll was laid down to the gate, and the bridegroom, Thomas, Holford, Esq.. accompanied by his brother Henry Holford, Esq., of Eaton place, London, alighted, and entered the church amidst the cheers of the crowd and the music of the band. The rest of the bridal party came from Lodge Park, the residence of H. R. Fryer, Esq. The arrivals now became frequent. Amongst the earliest were Lieut -Col. Pryse, Peithyll Lady Pryse, and Miss Pryse, Gogerddan Major Pryse Capt. Basset Lewis Mr and Mrs Fergusson, Eaton Place, London Mr Lewis Pugh Pugh, and Mrs Pugh Mr J. Pugh Vaughan Pryse, Mrs Pryse, and Master Pryse Major Watkins Ilice Watkins, Llwynbrain Mr and Mrs Gilberston Capt. and Mrs Cousins, Ynyshir Miss Williams, Wallog; Mr NewTton Apperly; and Miss Jones, Gwynfryn. The handsome church was soon comfortably filled. The next arrivals were the bridesmaids. They were-Miss- Loveden, sister of the bride Miss Vaughan Pryse, cousin of the bride Miss Pryse, Gogerddan, niece of the bride; Miss Fryer, Lodge Park; Miss Coulson; Miss Baxter Miss Mary Williams, Wallog and Miss Saunders Davies, Pentre. They were dressed in white muslin, trimmed with blue bonnet of white tulle. trimmed with blue, and blush roses, each bridesmaid wore a prettily-designed gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom, whose initials, entwined with those of the bride, were engraved thereon. Each one carried a splendid boquet. After waiting in the porch for a short time, the arrival of the bride from Lodge Park was announced, and the bridegroom, accompanied by the bridesmaids, advanced to the gate to meet her. She was dressed in white satin, Brussels lace flounces and veil; and carried a magnificent boquet of white camelias and orange blossoms. She was escorted by Sir Pryse Pryse. As the bridal party swept down the path toward the chuich, the sun shining brilliantly, the scene was of a most animated descrip- tion. Quite as striking but totally different in effect was the scene in church. The gaily-dressed people in the nave, the bridal party grouped around the altar, the decorated walls and windows, which were literally blossoming with flowers, all tended to form a complete and harmonious whole. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. O. Philipps, of Aberystwith, assisted by the Rev W. Thomas, B.D., Vicar of Llancynfelin. Sir Pryse Pryse gave the bride away. The ceremony and the important duty of sign- ing the register over, the gallant bridegroom escorted the bride to her carriage, amidst the hearty con- gratulations of every one. The horses were taken from the carriage, and with a long team of sturdy husband- men in front, and a trusty few behind, to act as "breaks" the bride and bridegroom were whirled off towards Lodge Park at a dashing pace. The carriages, about a dozen in number, soon conveyed the rest of the party back to the same destination. Hither, too, flocked the good people of all sorts, and from all quarters. About half an hour's walk brought them to the front of the house, most delightfully situate on the estuary of the Dovey and in response to repeated cheers the bridegroom and the bride, surrounded by their com- pany, appeared on the hall steps. This presented a favourable opportunity of formally presenting to the bride, the pearl necklet, &c., mentioned above, and accordingly Mr Jenkins, of Henhafod, one of the oldest tenants, advanced to Mrs Holford, handed her the gift, expressed the sorrow of himself and all her friends at parting with her, but at the same time praying that, in a new sphere of life she would be animated by the same good motives as of old, and that she and her husband might enjoy all the happiness which a boun- teous and good providence could bestow. Mrs Holford replied in a few kind words, say- ing how much she felt all the kindness which had been shown her throughout the day. On the case in which the present was enclosed, were the words-" Presented to Miss Margaret Pryse, by the tenantry of the Goggerddan estate, and other friend in the neighbourhod of her home, as a token of affectionate esteem on her marriage October 13th, 1869. Cymru fo am byth." Mr Fryer then addressed the people, thanking them all for the splendid de- monstration which they had made to-day. He also announced, amidst thunders of applause, that the bride and bridegroom had given £ .>0 to be distributed amongst the poor of the district, in the shape of blan- kets and warm clothing and he expressed his con- viction that when the wind howled in the chimney and the snow lay thick on the roof, they would not forget Mr and Mrs Holford any more than they had hitherto forgotten Miss Margaret Pryse. In conclusion he hoped everyone would eat and drink heartily and enjoy themselves, and that no one would make a bad use of whatever might be set before them. In plain English-if they wished to please everybody in the house, they were not to get drunk. We may add that this injunction was scrupu- lously observed, although there was beer in unstinted supply. In fact, Mr Fryer kept open house. There was room for all, and everybody who chose, ate and drank his fill. About thirty guests partook of the sumptuous wedding breakfast provided. Soon after twelve, preparations were made for the departure of the happy couple to meet the midday trait, en route for the Lakes. The term happy couple" was no mere conventialism here. Of all that merry party surrounding them as they stood at the hall door, none entered more into the spirit of the fun than they, and fun it was, in every respect. The cross fire of good wishes, farewells, and phasant little jokes, by the crowds of rich and poor which surrounded them, was utterly perplexing; and had they had a thousand hands they could scarcely have accepted the reiterated congratulations in the form of hands shaking, &c., which were thrust upon them At length, the car- riage and four drove up, and the bride and bride- groom entered. A white slipper was tied to the wheel, and after hand shaking had been carried on through the windows till the wheels threatened havoc with the people's toes, the carriage dashed off. But the game was out yet over. A plenti- ful supply of white siippers had been laid in by some of the party, and in at both windows dashed slipper after slipper. But the occupants of the carriage were equal to the occasion, and maintamed a spirited return fire from both windows. Amidst peals of hearty laughter. and the most genuine fun, the carriage was pursued and the fire kept up, until at length, the pace of four gallant greys asserted itself and the chase was given up, the happy couple waving a last farewell from the windows. Beneath all this jovial good humour, no doubt, was felt the sentiment, Joy, gentle friends; joy and fresh days of love accompany your hearts." At night, there was a display of fireworks and bon- fires of monster dimensions blazed from every height in the neighbourhood. We ought to mention that the tenantry had a dinner at the Half-way Inn.
The anticipation of damage by high tides which have proved unfounded on this side of the Atlantic have, it seems, been realized in New Brunswick, where property to the value of several million dollars was destroyed by storm and high tides. On Monday last Eastport in Maine, is said to have been entirely destroyed. A disastrous riot took place on Saturday at St Aubin, Aveyron, in France, and resulted in fourteen men being shot de HI by the troops, and twenty-two more wounded. The disturbance arose out of a miners' strike, and it is stated that the number of the riotjers was 2,000, but that the troops have succeeded in sup- pressing it. None of the workmen, however, have yet returned to work. When Talleyrand was in New York in 17ti he had occasion to pass the house of Alexander Hamilton late at night and early in the morning, and always observed a light in that statesman's studv. "I have," said Talleyrand to a friend, "beheld one of the wonders of the world—a man who has made the fortune of a nation toiling all night to support his familv." Were the famous diplomatist alive he might find additional reason for astonishment in hearing that a member of the United States Cabinet, and one who had borne a promi- nent part in restoring the Union, bad in d\ing said, My cheif regret is that I leave my family paupers." It is satisfactory to learn tbat the family of the late Secretary of War, General Rawlins, has been amply provided for. Sir Roderick Murchison, in a letter to the Time*, says that the statements published last week renpeetina; the arrival of Dr Livingstone on the eastern shore of tl&c Lake Tanganyika is only one of the many rumours re- garding the great, traveller which have from time to time been brought to Zanzibar. Sir Roderick says b. has received two letters from Commodore Heath, of the East African station, and from Dr Kirk. the British political agent at Zanzibar, both dated the 31st of August, stating that the white mati"I)ad been seen at Ujiji, on the Ltke Tanganyika. "If the news rests upon a true foundation," Sir R ideiick adds, our sus- pense will soon be relieved, for the same letter informs me that a caravan from Ujiji was expected to reach Zanzibar in a month. The Time, s. tbat letters from Alexandria of the 28th of September seem to indicate a diminution ofeon- tidence in the opening of the Suez Canal for immediate traffic. The inauguration on the 17th of November is fully looked for, and it is also expected that ships will then pass through from sea to sea, but there are persons who boldly assert that eighteen months will be required before the works will be in a condition for the regular operations of commerce. A Liverpool firm are alleged to have sent an agent expressly to survey and report, and according to his account the depth of water through- out the canal is very unequal. "An Egyptian corvette recently went up a short distance and stuck fa;;t, but in anticipation of such a mishap she had been sent stern fjremost, and so came back without difficulty." A letter from Mexico in the Cologne Gazette says that the trade of that town is now almost completely ruined. Bankruptcies are daily increasing, both in the capital and in the provinces many houses have stopped payment because they were working at a loss, and others have limited their operations hoping for better times. The writer attributes this mainlv to the banish- ment of so many wealthy families. The amount of capital which has thus been driven out of the country is estimated at more than 120,000,000 dollars. It is said too, that Juarez himself and his Ministers have deposited large sums in banks in London in order to secure them- selves against another revolution. The troops have frequent engagements with the Indians only a short time, ago 3-30 soldiers of the National Guard attacked the insurgents in the mountains of Chiapas, and com- pletely subdued them. The army now consists of 34 generals,, 1S7 superior officers, 1,1,19 subalterns, 4,425 sub-officers, and 16,254 soldiers. The British and Foreign Bible Society is not to be allowed, it seems, to introduce the Bible into Russia. "Thanks to considerations which are incomprehensible to the common sense of ordinary mortals," says the Exchange Geizet/c of St Petersburg, our people are for- bidden to enjoy the advantages offered to them by this society. All its attempts to procure entrance into our country of Bibles in the Russian language have failed. We are positively informed that several thousands of copies were sent under the address of a Russian general all of which were stopped at the frontier, and then sent to the censors, who for- warded them to the Ecclesiastical Consistory. This body, after taking the advice of the holy synod, decided that it was impossible to admit the circulation in Russia of a Bible published abroad, because the right of pub- lishing the Bible for the use of the orthodox is enjoyed by the holy synod alone." The New Time of St Petersburg remarks on the above passage that it cannot see any harm in the propagation of the Bible, especially when it is offered gratuitously and for distri- bution among the troops, as was the case in the present instance." The Emperor has fixed the 29th of November for the meeting of the French Parliament, a month later than it had constitutionally, according to the Rodical party, a right to meet, which is interpreted as a snub to the Radicals and a reassert ion of the courage of the Crown. The Empress has departed to the East via Venice, and became rather sentimental on the field of Magenta, where she desired to be taken to the place where General Espinasse and other brave men fell, placed a- bouquet of flowers on the monument to their memory, picked up a tuft of grass from the spot, and said, with much emotion," to her suite, This will be one of the most precious souvenirs of my journey." Aprojjos of her journey, it is semi-officially denied that the con- vocation of the Chambers has been put off in order to await the return of the Empress, and the Palru even finds it necessary to declare that the Empress does not take part daily in the transaction of public affairs. It is surely rather a bad omen for the political power of the Emperor, when his organs begin to be jealous of the supposed influence of the Empress, and find it well to make a public protest against the notion that, in public affairs, Napoleon is swayed by the political preposses- sions of his wife. According to the New Zealand papers, his Royal Highness Prince Alfred has met with some commercial success in that country. The New Zealand Examiner, speaking of the Thames gold field, mentions particularly the Long Drive claim. Between April, when it was first fairly worked to the end of June, its yield is esti- mated at a value of something under El I-,Ooo. The total capital paid up is only 44,000. The dividends paid in June alone amounted to £ G,000. The shares, L3 6s 8d paid up, stood at £65 when the last mail left Auckland. Prince Alfred and others of the Galatea's company purchased shares in the mine at 1-50. It is therefore supposed, and with good reason, that their reminiscences of New Zealand will be of a pleasant character. Mr Childers may well consider whether it would not be worth while to attach a Gevernment broker to the Galatea's company, whose business would be to lose no opportunity of turning an honest penny with a view to the reduction of the navy estimates. If the experiment succeeded, other vessels might be also employed on stock-jobbing missions. Any plan which tends to make the navy self-supporting would add, if pos- sible, to Mr Childers's present popularity and we can conceive nothing more striking than the appearance of a speculative fleet in different parts of the globe, the ships having their yards manned or their flags half-mast high, according to the latest news received from the Stock Exchange. On the 24th of August last the new house of worship for the Progressive Brahmos or native Theists of Calcutta was opened for divine service. Devotional exercises were continued from early morning till late at night. In the evening a sermon was preached by the congregational minister Bamboo Keshub Chunder Sen on the benefits of truth and toleration. The following is the formal declaration of principles by which the sect is to be guided :—Every day, at least every week, the One only God without a second, the Perfect and Infinite, the Creator of all, Omnipresent, Almighty, All-knowing, All-merciful, and All-holy, shall be wor- shipped in these premises. No created object shall be worshipped here. No man or inferior being or material object shall be worshipped here as identical with God or like unto God, or as an incarnation of God and no prayer or hymn shall be offered or chanted unto or in the name of any one except God. No carved or painted image, no external symbol which has been or may hereafter be used by any sect for the purpose of worship or the remembrance of a particular event, shall be pre- served here. No creature shall be sacrificed here. Neither eating nor drinking nor any manner of mirth or amusement shall be allowed here. No created being or object that has been or may hereafter be worshipped by any sect shall be ridiculed or contemned in the course of the Divine service to be conducted here. No book shall be acknowledged or revered as the infallible word oi God yet no book which has been or may hereafter be acknowledged by any sect to be infallible shall be ridiculed or contemned. No sect shall be vilified, ridiculed, or hated. No prayer, hymn, sermon, or discourse to be delivered or used here shall counte- nance or encourage any manner of idolatry, sectarianism, or sin. Divine service shall be conducted here in such spirit and manner as may enable all men and woman, irrespective of distinctions of caste, colour, and condi- tion, to unite in one family, eschew all manner of error and sin, and advauce in wisdom, faith, and righteous- ness. The congregation of the Bhar^.tbarseea Brahma Mandir" shall worship God in these premises according to the rules and principles hereinbefore set forth. Peace, Peace, Peace!—LVIISHOB CJU XDER SEX.