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UNITED COUNTIES AGRICULTURAL…
UNITED COUNTIES AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. I A meeting of the Council of the above Society was held at the Bear's Head Hotel. Carmarthen, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. C. W. Morgan- Richardson presiding. Others present were Sir Owen Scourfield, Bart. Mr. C. W. R. Stokes. Tenhy; Rev. R. G. -Lawrence; Mr. D. Burnett, -Golden Grove Mr. Edward Lewis. Cillefwr Mr. Footman, Havodwen Mr. J.. W. Harries, Pil- roath Mr. J. Sconrhdd, Blaenwernddu Mr. Owen, Hafod Mr. Davies, Newcastle-Emlyn Mr Davies, Knowles: Mr. Herbert Lewis. Hean Castle; Mr. Thomas, Bwlchgwynt Mr. J. Phil- tips, Caerlleon Col. Lewes, Llysnewydd Mr. R. E. Jennings, Gellydeg: Dr. Bowen Jones, Car- marthen Mr. Daves, Bletherstone and the Sec- retary, Mr. D. H. Thomas. In the correspondence read was a letter from Mr.. D. Davies, Biaenpistyll, near Cardigan, who -complained that at the United Counties Show his pony was measured by Mr J F Rees, who was an exhibitor himself. Although the pony was placed j first he was not awarded the prize because it was said to be over 12.2. He thought it was unfair for the measurer to be an exhibitor, and asked the Society should award the prize to him according to the decision of the judges. The Chairman said it was desirable that the measurer should not be an exhibitor. Mr. Stokes said that the pony was measured and found to be over 12.2, which settled fche ques- tion. Col. Lewes said that Mr. Rees was not a com- petitor in the class referred to. On the motion of M»\ J. W. Harries, Pilroath, it was decided to abide by the decision of Mr. Rees. A CUP OPEN TO THE WORLD. Mr. Wynford Philipps wrote suggesting the ad- visability of offering a valuable cup, open to the world, for competition amongst horses at the" 190.3 -show. If the Council would agree to collect funds for one he was read to oive klO towards it. On the proposition of Mr. Stokes ifc was decided to accept the gift, and return the thanks of the 'Council to Mr. Philipps. at the same time stating that arrangements would be made to offer such a cup for competition at next year's show. RAILWAY ARRANGEMENTS. Mr. Charles Bowen, stntionmaster, Carmn;then, wrote complaining of the difficulties encountered m getting exhibitors at the show to bring their cattle and horses to the station in time For the special train, which was to start from Carmarthen 5 p.m. Every exhibitor was told what time the train staged, but still they arrived late, and the train did no4- leave till after an hour's delay. Sir Owen Scourfield said that the trains might • easily go a bit later. They should make their •arrangements to suit with the show, and not the show with theirs. Mr. Stokes said that they ought to impress upon the exhibitors the necessity of being at the station early. Last year he remembered the complaints were that the exhibitors could not get the Com- pany to start early. The Chairman said that his own animals were down at the station at 4.30, and had to stay in the rain till 6 o'clock before they could get away, because the others had not come. Therefore they did not reach home till 11 o'clock instead of 8 o'clock. Mr. J. Scourfield said they should consider that the men in charge of the cattle had not had a mouthful of food all dnv. So that when they had the chance at 4 o'clock they were bound to do so. And after all the delay was not much. He should like to know the reason why the cattle were kept in the siding for three hours at Whitland before the owners could have them. They were drenched to the skin standing there, and the animals were shivering with the cold. Mr. 0 wen, Hafod-All the-Llanboidy cattle did not reach home till one and two o'clock next morn- ing. Mr Scourfield then proposed that a letter should be sent to the G.W.R. authorities asking for an ,cxplanat on for the delay at Whitland. The motion was agreed to. WELSH MOUNTAIN SHEEP. I Sir Owen Scourfield called attention to the fact that the Shorthorn breed was exhibited amongst other cattle at the show. He thought they should be shown by themselves. And he also pointed out that it was a great blot on the Society which re- presented the three counties that they did not pro- vide anv classes for the exhibition of the Welsh sheep. "At the last show there was not one class of this breed, and now he suggested that the Council should move in the matter at once. The Welsh mountain sheep was worth rearing, and when crossed with the Shropshire or some other English breed produced excellent results. Mr. Davies, Newcastle-Emlyn, supported what -was said by Sir Owen, stating that many had al- ready crossed the Welsh with the Shropshire, and the cross turned out very good. The Cha, rrran sa d he very much appreciated S'r 'Owen's remarks. and then asked if there was any- one present who would come forward and offer a prize, so as to get a start. Eventually, on the motion of Sir Owen Scour- lield. seconded by the Chai'-man. it was unani- mously agreed to provide a class for Welsh sheep at the next show. SHEEP BREEDERS' GRIEVANCES. Discussion took place on a resolution passed bv a meeting of Sheep Breeders, held at the Park Hotel, Whitland, on August 17th last, protesting against the violation of the rules of the Society with reference to sheep having been exhibited at the show in the past not having been in the pos- session of the exhibitors for the requisite period preceding the show. Mr. J. Scourfield said that many breeders only bought sheep from England in time to exhibit. It was easy to know, from many signs, that these cheep had not been long in the possession of the exhibitors, and one of those signs was the coat, which was different from what it would be if they had spent the winter in these parts. The only way, to his mind, to remedy this was by making it a rule that sheep must be in the possession of the exhibitor from September onwards. He pro- posed that it be so. The Chairman said he was of opinion that they could do nothing at present, as this protest put nothing definite before them, and cited no par- ticular instances where the rules were violated. No further discussion took place on this ques- tion. ABORTION IN CATTLE. The Secretarv of the Bath and West and South- ern Counties Society forwarded a resolution passed by their Council requesting other societies to join in a petition to the Government to establish a Departmental Committee to inquire into the causes of abortion in cattle, and the nreans of its prevention. It was unanimously decided to support the resolution. DATE OF THE 1905 SHOW. The next business was to fix the date of the 1905 •how. Some members felt that it would be well to have the show in the early part of August, and Dr. Bowen Jones proposed that it should take place en the 10th. Mr. J. Scourfield said that if they wanted to keep the smaller societies as nurseries to theirs thev must fix the date later, and towards the end of August. Every little society now tried to hold their show before the United Counties, and often There were three or four shows in one week. There was onlv one society which tried to hold its show after theirs, and that was St. Clears, with the re- •nilt that the entries dwindled down to one half, and also that onlv one Black bull would be shown. The Secretarv said that the local shows like Whitland and St. Clears were killing themselves. Nobody else was killing them. WThat sense was there in having men like Sir Arthur Stepney and Mr. Footman to exhibit in such small places and win the prizes. That sort of thing was bound to kill small shows unless they confined themselves to a few parishes round about them, as the Car- marthen Show confined itself to a few counties. That would be the only way for them to become nurseries to the larger shows. It was ultimately decided to adopt Dr. Jones' motion that the show be held on the 10th of August. The Chairman announced that Mr. D. H. Evans of Oxford Street. London, was anxious to become a vice-president of the Society, and sent £ 5 to be t-.w,e.d in any direction as the Council wished (hear, hear). Mr. Evans was unanimously elected a vice-presi- dent. PROPOSED AMALGAMATION WITH GLA- II MORGANSHIRE. The Chairman raised an important discussion on the proposal which has been made of amalgam- ating the United Counties Society with Glamor- ganshire. He said it was no new idea, as it was contemplated when the United Society was first formed, that they should develop themselves into a much larger society by, if possible, taking in Glamorganshire and the remaining two counties of South Wales. Breconshire and Radnorshire. This move was not intended to come into opposi- tion with the Aberystwith or North Wales Show- whatever they might like to call that new show— hut it was in accordance with their original scheme. The moment was opportune, for the county of Glamorgan had had a very flourishing society, but for the last fonr or five years it had lreen practically defunct, and had not held a show. At the Swansea meeting of Welsh farmers, during the Bath and West week, it was a general subject for discussion that, if the North Wales society did not put itself in order hy making itself repre- sentative of the whole of Wales, the United Coun- ties Society should consider an amalgamation with Glamorganshire, and fofm a central show for South Wales only. He did not think such an amalgamation could do them any harm, and it might do them a deal of good. All that was sug- gested was that Glamorganshire should be al- lowed to join, with the same representation on the Council as was now given to Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire, and, possibly, that the show should be held once in every four years in Glamorganshire the show remaining during the other three years at Carmarthen, as the most convenient centre for the three counties already in affiliation. In fact, he thought that a show every four years at Bridg- end, Cardiff, or Swansea, would be a stimulus and give a good fillip to their finances now and again by bringing in a. substantial addition to the orate monev. They would have a larger subscription list, for they ought to expect from Glamorganshire a sum equal to at least one-third of their present income from, that source. What would happen if they did not amalgamate? They stood a great chance of losing prizes now given at the United Counties Agricultural Show by the various breed- ing societies. For instance, the Short horn Society now give two prizes to South Wales at their show, and it might be argued that those prizes should not be given any longer at Carmarthen, but at an open show, and he was sure that a great effort olieii s h oin- would be made by their North Wales friends, who were running the Aberystwith Show, to get those prizes awarded at Aberystwith. Dr. Bowen Jones—What about Breconshire and Radnorshire ? The President said he should like to see those two counties joining also, but they could not possibly go with the show to those two counties, and no overtures had as yet been made by them as in the case of Glamorganshire. Sir Owen Scourfield. Bart.. said that the rail- way communication with those two counties was vcy precarious. A letter was then read from M* 1). T. Alexan- der, of Cardiff, the liquidator of the old GIamor- ganshire Society, suggesting a conference to con- sider the whole matter. Mr. J. C. Yorke, Langton. and Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., had also written approving of the suggested amalgamation upon certain conditions. The Rev. R. G. Lawrence moved, and Dr. Bowen Jones. Carmarthen, seconded the following resolution, which was carried unanimously: "That in the opinion of this Council it is desirable that the Society should be amalgamated with Gla- morganshire. provided that an adequate subscrip- tion is guaranteed, and that a sub-committee he formed from the Council to receive the proposals made on behalf of Glamorganshire." Mr. Footman, Hafodwen, said they ought to hold their show at Swansea and Cardiff as well as Carmarthen. Sir Owen Scourfield also suggested Llanelly, which was a large centre of population, and an improving district. Mr. J. Scourfield, Blaenwernddu. said he should like to know the cause of the failure of the old Glamorganshire Society. Were they going to fail also in trying to pick Glamorgan up again? The President said he believed the death of the old secretary was the cause of it. The liquidator would have a large sum to hand over. He under- stood that Glamorganshire was prepared to enter- tain the proposal favourably The Chairman said that the resolution should be sent to the secretaries of all the existing societies in Glamorganshire so that they should not imitate the mistakes made by the Aberystwith people. This was agreed to. The following sub-committee was appointed to confer with the Glamorganshire representatives at a time and place to be hereafter agreed upon, namely: The President (ex-officio); Mr. R. Foot- man, Hafodwen, and Mr. J. Scourfield, Blaen- wernddu. for Carmarthenshire: Mr. C. W. R. Stokes, Tenby, and Mr. J. C. Yorke. Langton. for Pembrokeshire; Sir Marteine Lloyd and Mr. D. Davies, Parknest, for Cardiganshire.
IKIDWELLY TOWN COUNCIL.I -…
KIDWELLY TOWN COUNCIL. The usual monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening the Mayor (Mr. Alfred Stephens) occupying the chair. Other members present were: Alderman D. Stephens, Alderman J. Jones, Mr. H. E. Smart, Mr. D. Reynolds, Mr. D. Rowlands. Mr. W. Wil- kins, Mr. D. Gower, Mr. G. Jones, Mr. S. Evans also the Town Clerk and other officials. The Clerk referred to the death of Alderman Browne, and the Mayor then moved that a vote of sympathy with the relatives be conveyed from the Council. Alderman John Jones seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously, everyone standing. It was decided not to do anything as to the I drain required by Mr. Phillips, Causeway Street, between his own house and Station Road. The Mayor suggested to the Council the necess- ity of keeping Station Road in proper repair. During the past two months it had been put into a bad condition by the County Council's carting over it. He thought that if the Surveyor were instructed to have a few loads of stone broken finer than usual ready on the spot, a few shovelfuls miglft be used in a hollow whenever it showed it- self. Accordingly, on the motion of Alderman Step- hens, it was decided to adopt tne suggestion. The Clerk reported that the Local Government Board had not yet returned a draft of the quarry leases, and he was directed to write complaining of the delay. The Mayor—The Local Government Board al- ways delay these things month by month, and year by year. Alderman Stephens—They must be asleep in the Government offices (laughter). Mr. Wilkins—They are now on holidays. Alderman Stephens—Well, they are always on holidays, I think. The Mayor reported that he had purchased, on behalf of the Council, the house adjoining the Town-hall for £ 130. He thought this was a bar- gain, as he had heard that one man had intended going as high as L160 or tl70 to get it. But since he became aware the Council wanted it he did not bid. With reference to the approach to Kidwelly bridge, the Clerk reported that the County Sur- veyor could not make any repairs until an agree- ment respecting the matter had been arrived at between the Corporation and the County Coun- cil. The Mayor stated that he had a letter from Mr. Nicholas, the County Council clerk, stating that he was of opinion that the road at the spot was not a county road, and therefore they were not bound to maintain it. The Clerk said lie thought it was a county road, and as yet Mr. Nicholas had not pointed out the section in support of his opinion. Mr. Bramal l wrote asking the Council to make a fixed rent for storage on the Quay instead of the present arrangement of charging 2d. per ton. The Mayor said that Mr. Bramall thought the Corporation could not properly gauge the weights, but he (the Mayor) knew well that their inspector could satisfy himself in that respect. The Kid- welly people paid 2d. per ton wharfage, and it was not too much for him to pay 2d. per ton stor- age. It was decided to adhere to the present arrange- ments. To prepare for adequate lighting in the town in the coming winter the Sanitary Inspector put before the Council the details respecting the amount of oil. glasses, etc., required. It was decided to invite tenders. The Mayor—How do you invite tenders? The Clerk—By a notice on the Town-hall door.
A new company, titled the I I Bristol and Cardigan Trading Company," has been formed to run steamships weekly between the two towns, so that the trade formally in the hands of the Cardigan Commercial Steam Packet Company will be continued as before. The offices of the company will be at the Welsh bach, Bristol. and Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, the local agent being Mr J. E. James. The Aberystwith Town Council met on Tuesday. There was a letter from the Board of Trade asking for particulars in reference to sanction to a loan of £ 13,500 for harbour works, being an increase of £ 3,500 on the original application. It was agreed to ask the Cambrian Railway Company to run a late train throughout the winter months, as it would assist materially in making Aberystwith a winter resort. An application by Mr Lovedon Pryse for the lease of the Flats for the purpose of converting the same into a recreation ground and a place for holding agricultural shows, etc., was referred to the Finance Committee.
BUCK'S ￼ nOWDER III W:). BAKING i? [G!Jg
THE MILTON OTTER HOUNDS. I
THE MILTON OTTER HOUNDS. I The above pack resumed hunting last Saturday after a rest. The meet was at St. Clears, and a I good many people were present to welcome the hounds. On starting it was at once seen that the river was very discoloured, owing to a rather heavy fall of rain on the previous night. There was a good drag as far as Penycoed Wood, and very possibly an otter was left here, but the water too heavy to have done any good, even if we had found. After leaving Penycoed the drag gave out After this we drew on up to Sastellgortod, where a stop was made to enable us to partake of some refreshments, very kindly dispensed to us by Capt. Buckley. On resuming we did no good. and after having gone another two miles further it was de- cided to knock off. The next meet was held last Tuesday at Kid- welly Castle. The weather was lovely, and the river was in fine condition for hunting. Immedi- ately hounds hit on a good line, and on reaching the Tinworks there was a very strong touch, as the scent lay very well in the reeds. On resuming, however, the drag got fainter and it became evi- dent that we had been hunting heel. After this little of note occurred until we got above the Mill, when Singer and several others hit off a good line and our spirits rose considerably. About a mile above the mill a great surprise was in store for us, for as the hounds entered a small piece of long grass on the river bank three small cubs were seen to holt, and these were of course killed almost im- mediately. it being quite impossible to save them. On drawing up hounds marked in a small place on the bank. and Vic was put in and bolted our quarry after a short but sharp tussle. She took down stream, and going over the ford got into the deep water down below, and here she, dodged about for a very long time, until at length she again went up stream. Here hounds gave her little rest, and s he was soon forced to make her way down again, and after about an hour she went over the next ford into a pool even deeper than the last. It seemed now that our quarry would es- cape, as hounds were getting tired after their hard work, the depth of the pool necessitating an enor- mous amount of swimming. However, luck was on our side, and the otter made what appeared to be a mistake when she left this last pool, for the water below was shallow, and hounds now showing great dash, ran into their otter after a magnificent hunt of two hours and forty minutes. She proved to be a bitch otter weighing lGlbs., and it would he impossible to find a much gamier specimen. The hounds were very fatigued after this long hunt, but soon recovered after a feed and rest, which they partook of at Glanrhydw, through the kindness of Mr. Saunders, who also most gener- ously invited everyone to lunch, which was much I appreciated by all. Thus ended a very excellent day's sport, which will be remembered by all pre- sent for some time to come.
THE CARMARTHENSHIRE HocNDs.-These hounds had their first day's cubbing on Saturday, the meet being at 5.80. Owing to the very heavy rain during the night, Maesyprior, the first cover drawn was blank, but there is not the least doubt the foxes were underground. Hounds were then taken on to Danycoed, where foxes were quickly on foot, and after a little riuging a cub was soon accounted for, and hounds had their first blood. There seems to be every prospect of a good season as far as foxes are concerned. CYCLING.—WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIPS.—The first portion of the World's Championships came off at the Crystal Palace on Saturday before an exceed- ingly large crowd. The programme of events con- sisted of the two kilometres amateur champion- ship (preliminary heats); 100 kilos, motor-paced professional champ io nship and a one-lap scratc h race for cash riders." The winners of the heats of the two kilos. amateur championship were: Heed, London; Marcus Hurley. America; Bou- ffler, London; Benyon, Liverpool Ben Jones, Wigan; Dan Flynn, Scotland; Payne, Worces- ter Wills, London Engleman, Germany; Ron- delli, France and Charvier, France. Great Brit- ain thus places 7 riders in for the semi-final on Thursday next, and the foreign countries have four representatives riding. The losers of the first round next competed together, and the final winners qualified to ride in the semi-final on Thursday next. The heats were not all run off, but the winners of the heats run were Rode. Ger- many Paton, Belgium; Buck. London; Scott, Liverpool; and Andrews, Carmarthen. In this heat Andrews beat Montgomery and Cherrv of London. In the 100 kilos, professional champion- ship motor-paced representatives were present from America, France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland. Robert Walthoun, America, came out winner, the time being I hr. 33 mins. 57 3-5th sees. Simar of France was second, Van- derstuyft of Belgium third. Gibri, an Italian, fell when in a good position and was carried on an ambulance to a hospital suffering from concussion and bruises. In the one lap professional scratch race the winners of heats Ni-ere:-Fli-st heat: 1st, Tom James, Carmarthen 2nd, Sid Jenkins, Car- diff. Second heat 1st, D. J. Walker. Australia. The final was very exciting. Sid Jenkins, Car- diff, won by a foot only from Tom James, Car- marthen. after a great struggle, D. Walker 3rd, with Hedespath, the coloured rider from America, 4th. In the first round of the two kilos. Amateur championship, Great Britain had twenty repre- sentatives placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, while the for- eign competitors were only placed 13 times, but only riders placed 1st were eligible for the semi- final on Thursday. PANTGLAS STUD FARM ANNUAL SALE.—We beg to call the attention of our readers to this imnor- tant sale, which takes place on Monday next. Mr Delme Davies-Evans, who farms extensively, and makes a point of breeding and keeping only first- rate rent-paying stock, has instructed Messrs. Lloyd and Thomas, of Carmarthen, and Messrs. Ben. Evans and Evans, of Brithdir, to conduct this year's sale. The catalogue commences with the Hereford cattle, which are so admirably ad- apted for the north part of the county. For many years they have been the principal cattle kept be- tween Llandilo and Llandovery, and the breed seems to be gaining favour with the public in this county immensely, particularly for crossing pur- poses, for which there is a first-rate demand for young bulls, and this year there àre a beautiful lot of bull calves included in the sale. The cows included in the sale are all young and extremely healthy, being kept out pretty nearly the whole of the winter, and are hardy to a degree. The cart horses are an exceptionally good lot, and in- elude the Shire mare 11 Moulton Gladys and her colt foal. This, as well as another cart mare, by Admiral, are both excellent workers in all gears, and appear safe in foal. These, as well as the other colts and fillies ought to excite keen com- petition. A colt foal sold at last year's sale to the well-known breeder. Mr. Thomas, of Towyn, has carried all before him in the local shows this vear. latelv winning first prize at the United Counties Show, and described there by the judge as being one of the best yearling geldings he had seen this year, and amongst the cart horses will probably be found some future winners. Amongst the hunter stock will be found some exceedingly valuable animals, particularly the four-year-old hunter by Moses, a thoroughbred mare, and some of her projeny, named Godwit," who in her time won several big races. She is safe in foal again. Included in the young hunter stock are several ex- ceedingly valuable animals, and well worth pick- ing up. There are four ponies, three yearlings by Monsieur de Paris, thoroughbred horse out of strong hill ponies, which certainly ought to sell well, inasmuch as the demand for well-bred ponies for polo playing and general utility purposes is great. A feature of the sale will be the pedigree Shropshires. This year's crop of ram lambs being an exceptionally good lot. At last year's sale, which was the first, the ram lambs were eagerly competed for. This year's crop being far superior and as they are grown on high land and not puffed up in any way for the sale, but simply sold in natural condition they are likely to go on well, and give excellent results to the purchasers. They are exceedingly well-bred, the sires being by the well-known ram Manchester Guardian, the sire of the dams bv Verger and Muscular, bred by Mr. Mathew Williams. Included in the sale are a large number of cross-bred hill sheep of the im- proved mountain type, which are undoubtedly the best sheep for crossing with well-bred rams for getting fat lambs. These sheep are prolific, and make such excellent mothers that there is always an excellent demand for them. There is no breed of farm sheep that have advanced in prices of late years as much as the improved mountains in fact at local fairs good strong lots of these sheep often make as much per head as cross-bred Shropshires. The sale concludes with an exceedingly good lot of large Yorkshire pigs. which are bred from the well-known herd of pedigree pigs from the Walton herd, the property of Sir Gilbert Greenall, after which there will be a choice selection of poultry. Included in the sale, by permission is a very hand- some team of tandem ponies, about 12i h.h.. with smart dogcart harness, the property of Col. Lloyd, of Pare Henri, absolutely perfect in their work, exceptionally good goers, and can be highly re- commended. Cnl. Lloyd also enters a pony 13.1. which is broken to harness, and will make an ex- cellent boy's hunter. She is a marvellous jumper, and will now jump over its own height. Refresh- ments will be provided before the sale, which is timed to commence at 2 o'clock. The usual six months' credit will be given. The farm is distant about three miles from Dryslwyn Station, where conveyances will meet the 10.40 up and 11.30 down trains the morning of the sale.
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. -I
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. I Cymmrodorion Section. I The National Eisteddfod opened at Rhyl on Tuesday. On Monday evening, the Cymmrodorion section met at F>h.y 1 Town-hall, and the subject discussed, The Ideal of a National Library for Wales, tserved to attract a large and representative audience. Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., presided, and supporting him were Sir John Williams, Bart., M.D., Mr Herbert Roberts, M.P., Mr Frank Edwards, M.P., Sir T. Marchant Williams, Dr. Alfred Daniell (Edinburgh), Mr L. J. Roberts, M.A. (his Majesty's inspector of schools), Dr. Abel J. Parry, Witteyn Wyn," Llyfr- bryf," Llew Wynn," the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, Mr Vincent Evans (secretary), and others. The Chairman said that Sir John Williams bad laid Wales under a debt of gratitude for the practical and sympathetic interest he had taken in the question they were to discuss (applause). After a great career in one of the noblest professions, he was devoting the rest of his life to the service of his native country. Sir Isambard Owen, the deputy-chancellor of the University of Wales, had also a special claim to be heai d on this question, because he was requested by the Welsh Parliamentary Committee to draw up a scheme for the establishment of a national museum and a national library (applause). However, he hoped that when they had their own National Library Welsh students would be able to make free and unhampered progress in the great and inspiring literary and historical work that lay before them (applause). Speaking on The Ideal of a Welsh National Library," Sir John Williams. B:irt., described it as a collec ion of all the literature of all civilised countries. Continuing, Sir John said that, like all ideals, however, the ideal of a National Library was not attainable, and, therefore, he would leave the ideal and make some observations on the practicable—upon the Welsh National Library as it could, and as it would, be established in the Principality. What was the object of founding a Welsh National Library One object was the collection and pre- servation of our national literature, both ancient and modem. The National Library was not intended for the amusement of those who compassed sea and laud, and who hurried from the Gulf of Mexico to the White Sea. Nor was it for the novel reader, who would frequent it to skim the last shilling shocker'' nor was it for the gratification of those who would read the morning papers on their way to their offices or places of business norSvas it designed for the loafer, who would turn in of an afternoon and demand a volume as a soporific to ensure and hasten his siesta. There was another large contingent of the population to whom the National Library would not, to his deep regret, be of much service—that portion of our fellows who, by reason of want of time or deficient education and training, could not, or did not care to, make use of the resources of such an institution. But as to those who devoted time and labour to the study of special subjects, it was for their use that the National Library was intended. Where should the library be placed ? This was a delicate, a sensitive, indeed a "ticklish" subject. He had, how- ever, endeavoured to deprive it of this character. Should its home be in the centre of a large town, on the track of that special product of modern civilisation to whom he had referred in the midst of the noise and turmoil of the crowd, of the hurry and excitement of commerce and the Exchange ? Or should it be in some retired spot, far from such disturbing elements, where peace and quiet dwelt ? To his mmd, the better place was one where the student might pursue his researches undisturbed and undistracted, and not in the large and noisy city. Another point was the accessibility of the place. It was a point of apparent importance, but undue stress might be laid upon it from attaching too much value to some and overlooking other con- siderations. If they agreed that the library was an institution to be used by the student as he had broadly defined him, they would agree in this also—that the work to be done by the student in the library would require close attention for days, weeks, or, may be, months and if the student must reside near the library for some time it mattered little whether he travelled thereto at the rate of ten miles an hour or at the rate of forty, or whether the place could be reached by one train a day or by a dozen. The great desideratum in respect to the seat of the library was not accessibility in the sense of rapid transit thereto and therefrom, but comfortable rooms and cheap living thereat. He considered, therefore, that a small town, with its quietude, and cheap living, as a place in which to find a home for the library was pre- ferable to a large commercial town, with its noise and hurry, high rents, and expensive living. Then as to what the National Library should contain. He felt sure that they were agreed that its contents should be books, including under the term everything from the broadside or ballad to the ponderous volume, together with manuscripts of all sorts. The library should contain, as far as possible, the literature of every civilised country, and being the library of a country like Wales, which was a part of the British Empire, a prominent, place should be given to the literature of England but this alone, whatever its magnitude, would not constitute the institution a Welsh National Library. Proceeding downwards, he would come upon a collection of books written by Welshmen upon any subject and in any language. Lower still he discerned a multitude of books in the allied languages—Irish, Gaelic, Manx, Cornish, and Breton books on the allied races-the several branches of the Celtic race-in what- ever language. Lower still he discovered a number of volumes treating of Wales, the Welsh people, and the Welsh language, in whatsoever language and by whomsoever written. And, lastly, the foundation- books and manuscripts in the Welsh language. Upon this the whole superstructure would be built, and without it there could be no Welsh National Library. He would go ito the Welsh National Library expecting to find there, not the best collection of English or of some foreign literature, but the best and largest collection of Welsh literature. The library should contain all the Welsh literature which had escaped the ravages of the last three and a half centuries obtain- able. Then should follow in order of importance the classes of literature, which he had named-books treat- ing of Wales, its people, its language, in whatever language written the literature of the allied races or literature treating of those races; books written by Welshmen on any subject and in any language and, finally, English and foreign literature. But no library, whatever it might contain, could be truly called the Welsh National Library unless it contained the best and most complete collection of Welsh literature (applause). Two or three other prominent men spoke, and a paper by Dr. Isambard Owen was read by Mr Vincent Evans. The Morning Herald of Tuesday published an article by Mr Llewelyn Williams, who speaks thus of the opening of the Eisteddfod I I Prelate and preacher, Tory and Radical, peer and peasant-all will rub shoulders for a week in the republic of letters and art The fighting' Bishop of St. Asaph is the chairman of the Executive Committee, and Mr Lloyd George, M.P., the fighting' leader of the Dissenting forces, is president of one of the meetings. The lion will lie down with the lamb: Kuroki will, for a brief spell, hob-nob with Kuropatkin. For one week in the year a truce of God is proclaimed in Wales. The voice of faction is hushed, the strife of warring creeds is for- gotten, and Wales is 'a nation once again.' For one week Welshmen realise the aspiration which Thomas Davis vainly felt for Ireland, and ask with him What matter that at different times Our fathers won this sod ? What matter that at different shrines ii-e worshil) the same God? For the Eisteddfod, though essentially a Welsh in- stitution, is open to all-to the Welshman of a hundred generations and to the stranger within-and without- the gates. It is a novel and startling fact that this year there have been more entries for the chief choral com- petition from England than from Wales! The Druids and Bards and Ovates are formed into a body of their own, f'called the Gorsedd, and they claim to be the supreme rulers of the Eisteddfod. They boast that the Gorsedd has come down in unbroken succession from the ancient Druids, though recent researches have shown that it was probably originated in the fifteenth century, and was one of the many outcomes of the Jewish Khaballa. There are some who say that the Eisteddfod does more harm than good; that it is dominated by a clique, who do not represent the best in Welsh life; that it places false ideals of art and music before the people; and that it breeds pot-hunters' and pot-boilers.' There may be some truth in the criticism. It is certain that a good many Welsh literati are being gradually estranged from the ancient in- stitution, which is often run' by local committees, intent only on attracting visitors to seaside resorts. On the other hand, it cannot be denied that the National Eisteddfod has had the effect of stimulating the interest of the people in poetry and music. Those who know Wales best aver that if a visitor wishes to see the real Eisteddfod he should go, not to the national' gathering, with its Anglicised environment, but to one of the small local meetings which are held almost in every village in Welsh Wales. There he will see the labouring swains competing, not in rude play or rough sport—though of that they are. upon occasions, capable, as witness the success of Welsh football-but in the gentle arts of poesy and song." The National Eisteddfod at Rhyl opened with a charming gorsedd ceremony in brilliant sun- shine on Tuesday. Among those present at the first gorsedd were HNI-fa Mon," Watcyn Wyn," Dr. A. J. Parry, Sir T. Marchant Williams, Sir John Williams, Bart., Lord Mostyn, the Rev. J. T. Job, Gwvn- fe," and a considerable number of the Pan-Celtic friends, including the ever-popular M. Jaffrennon and the Hon. W. Gibson. The "corn gwlad" from Llanellv has now become almost as much on "exhibition as the penilIion singer. Mrs. Bui keley Owen presented a floral offering to the archdruid. The Gorsedd prayer was re- cited by Dr. A. J. Parry. After Eos Dar's" pithy penillion, "Cadfan" delivered a prose ad- dress, in the course of which he referred to the fact that that day was the archdruid's seventy- sixth birthday ¡ Lord Mostyn read a telegram received that morning from Bucharest from the Queen of Rou- mania" Carmen Sylva Please be a messenger of love to the beautiful eisteddfod, which will al- ways remain like music in my heart (loud cheer- ing). Lord Mostyn then pointed out an obelisk erected near the Gorsedd. It was, he said, Y garreg wen on which the late Queen Victoria stood when as Princess Victoria she was in Wales. Bardic adresses were then delivered by Taldir" (in the Breton language), Gwynedd," "Watcyn Wyn," and others. Eifionydd then took charge of the conferring of Gorsedd degrees upon various candidates, and there was some excitement when Princess Louise was escorted into the Gorsedd circle. Her High- ness took upon herself the bardic title of Dwyn- IN ell. Lord Mostyn took the chair, and on his right side sat the Princess Louise Augusta, of Schles- wig-Holstein, and other ladies. Ir. T. John was the conductor in the morning. The Town Clerk of Rhyl (Mr. Rowland) read an address of welcome to the Princess. Her High- ness in a clear voice briefly and appropriately res- ponded. It is an especial happiness, she said, to me that the first time I have taken part in the famous national festival I should have received an honour, of which I am most proud, and very deeply appreciate in the neighbourhood of a place in which I have spent many happy days. Then followed the reception of the Celtic dele- gates, representatives of the six branches of the Celtic race. M. Jaffrennon, wtho marched to the front, with the half of the Celtic sword in his hand, stood facing Watcyn Wyn," who held the other portion. Hwfa Mon," standing between the two blades, made the loud demand, A oes heddweh?" Then came from the Welsh host, the Breton sword-bearer, the representatives of the fiery Celts of Ireland, and those of the "canny Scot," a universal cry of Heddwch. Lord Mostyn, m a neat address, then gave the delegates an official welcome on behalf of the National Eisteddfod. Mr. E. Fournier d'Albe addressed the gather- ing in Irish, declaring that whatever the stranger might say, the union of the Celts had been accom- plished, and henceforth Welshmen and Irishmen would be shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart (applause). The Hon. W. Gibson, on behalf of the Gaelic League, also spoke. The Mayor of Carnarvon was glad to appear there for the first time to represent the whole of Wales. M. Jaffrennon, in the course of an excellent Welsh speech, said this was his fourth visit to the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He rejoiced in the marriage of the Celtic sword, and declared that Europe must see that they were working out their aspirations (applause). The Celtic nations numbered four millions of people who habitually used the language which prevailed throughout Western Europe in past times (applause). By re- taining it they retained their national character, and fostered their love of morality and beauty (applause). Their double sword typified their unity as well as their strength. They would not use it to attack other nations, but they would use it in defence of the sacred rights of immortal Keltia. In conclusion he wished Kymru, Brit- tany, and Keltia for ever (loud and continued cheering). Mr. Theodore Napier followed in English. "Hen Wild fv Nhadau" was then sung in Welsh by Eos Dar," in Irish by Miss Treacy, and in Breton bv M. Janrennou. the refrain in each case being in Welsh, in which all heartily joined. THE COMPETITIONS. In the contralto solo the test pieces were Oh! my harp immortal (Gounod), and "The City of Rest (C. Francis Lloyd). Adjudicators: Dr. W. H. Cummings and Mr. David Jenkins. There were no fewer than 39 entries, and of these the adjudicators heard ten. The prize was awarded to Miss Lily Fairenlev, of Church Road, Canton, Cardiff, a pupil of Madame Clara Novello Davies. In the pianoforte solo contest, Chopin's Study in C Minor," the prize was won by Mr. Percy Hughes (Aberdare). The prize of E30 for a drama illustrating any event in the history of Wales (14 competitors) was divided between Mr. Ifano Jones, Cardiff, and Miss Eilian Hughes, Amlwch. For best specimens of educational handwork in any material (pupils under 15 years of age), the winner was Master Tom Davies, Higher Grade School, Porth, Rhondda Valley. The £50 prize for an essay on Eminent Welsh- men who flourished from 1700 to 1900 was with- held for want of completeness, and it was inti- mated that the prize would be again offered by the Association at the Next North Wales National Eisteddfod. Recitation, "Morfa Rhuddlan": 1st. Mr. H. H. Davies, Llanfairfechan 2nd, Miss M. Jones, Ysbytty, near Bettws-y-Coed. The prize offered for a novel descriptive of Welsh life of the present day was withheld for want of merit. The adjudicators were Mr. LI. Williams, M.A., B.L.. and Mr. Caleb Rees. B.A. For the best selection of baskets made by school children, Master Tedy Evans, Carmarthen, obtained the prize. For the song, Y Baledwr ten compositions were sent in, and the prize divided between GiN-ili and Mr. Eilir Evans, of Cardiff. j Children's choir contest (40 to GO voices), prize P,10, test pieces Newid Cywair" (Tre- saine), and Dos, wanwvn, dos (D. Lloyd). Five choirs sang, viz., Liverpool, Bangor. Rhos (Bethlehem). Rhos (Jerusalem), and Holywell. Winners: "Plant y Pentre (Liverpool). For Welsh tweed, suitable for a lady's costume, and fancy Welsh flannel (prizes offered by Lady Eva Wyndliam-Quin), the winners were Messrs. I T. Williams and Sons, Treyriw. Her Ladyship's prize for a Welsh shawl or rug went to Messrs. Hughes and Sons, Denbigh and that for Welsh, blankets to Messrs. Edwards and Sons, Lam- I peter. In the quartette contest, the piece for which was Pinenti's In this hour of softened splen- dour," Mr. W. H. Prothero's party from Llanellv deservedly came off victorious. The ad judicators were Messrs. Francis Lloyd and D. Emlyn Evans. Translation into English of Ystorya de Carolo Maguo," from The Red Book of Hergest": Won by the Rev. Robert William- Llandudno, under the adjudication of Professors M. Jones, Bangor, Powell, Cardiff, and Anwyl, Aberyst- j itt Mr. William Jones, M.P., the afternoon presi. dent. in the course of an eloquent speech in Welsh said that hitherto in Wales they had been speak- ing loudly of their literary treasures, but doing scarcely anything to preserve those treasures, To-day the education of Wales was in the hands j of popularly-elected representatives, and woe be to them if they did not see to it that the rising generation were given an opportunity to acqii-iint. themselves with what was beat in the literature and history of Wales (hetir, hear). As to music, he asked why was it that in the chief choral contest to be decided on the morrow there was only one choir from ales as against four from England? One reason, he ventured to think, was that they had in Wales too man- other eistedd- fodau, making the choirs sing the same pieces, about half a dozen times, with the result that choral singing in Wales had gravitated into the competitive arena, whereas in North Staffordshire and other English districts choral singing was made, first of all, musical discipline to the singers before competitions were thought of (hear. hear). In concluding the speaker urged Wales to find for itself a capital. Cardiff was known the world over. True, some of them might renly that that town was half-Anglicised. If so. let them see to it that it was -ttii-ed for Welsh Xationalism- I (cheers)—and to do that they must heap more res- ponsibilities on that town in the maintenance of the traditions and the furtherance of the aspira- tions of Wales (applause). The second choral contest attracted but little interest, for out of the six choirs that had entered only three sang, viz., Cefnmawr. Brynbowvdd (Festiniog), and Nahtlle Vale (Carnarvon), the last-named, which was the successful choir, being conducted by Mr. T. T. Powell. The adjudicators were Dr. Cummings, and Messrs David Jenkins. Emlyn Evans, and Francis Lloyd. Dr. Cummings said he had never heard better singing than that, day (applause). He congratulated them upon the j change which had taken place. At one time it seemed as if the choirs that made the most noise carried off the prizes, but now they had come to the conclusion that art should have some?mg to do with it (applause). For a translation into Welsh of an extract from Lowell, Mr. D. E. Walters, Llandovery divided a JM prize with another competitor, whose name did not transpire. The first public performance of Mr. D. Emivn Evans' new oratorio. The Captivity." had been looked forward to with considerable pleasure by hundreds, and no one can deny the success of that portrayal in the oratorio as produced on Tues- day night. The music was written to the libretto of Goldsmith. There is an admirable Welsh ver- sion of the words bv "Elvet" attached to the; music, but as presented at Rhyl the English lib- retto in its original language was used. The Eisteddfod choir of 300 voices rendered the various numbers with a degree of excellpncv, which was highly commendable, and reflected great credit upon themselves and their conductor (Mr. Wilfrid Jones). It need scarcely be said, | however, that the first, presentation of the ora- torio elicited all the brilliant talent and Pntliiisi- astic care of Miss Maggie Davies especially, and t h at m i-s. Tayleui- ?N ir. ,\Ialdwyii Hiiiiipllr -evs, that Mrs. Tayleur, Mr. Maldwyn Humphreys, j and Mr. David Hughes acquitted themselves ad- mirably. No sooner had the second part been got through than the cries for the composer were re- newed, and he was escorted to the platform amid enthusiastic cheers. The success of the oratorio is assured. In the course of his presidential address Mr. H. Roberts, M.P., said that the scene witnessed that evening was living evidence that the eisteddfod remained a great power in the national life of Wales. An interesting feature that evening was the first performance of an oratorio composed by one of their most gifted Welsh musicians (ap- plause). He could not avoid the feeling that for some time they had in Wales rested their musical distinction to too far an extent upon mere vocal talent, and it was high time that the national genius found expression in some original produc- tion, which would take its place besides the masterpieces in the world's musical compositions (cheers). The receipts for the day amounted to £350. to which must be added a sum of £ 400 obtained in advance for the season tickets and reserved seats. The committee have thus obtained L750 of the £ 4.000 which they require. On Wednesday morning the proceedings at the pavillion were conducted by "Llew Tegid," and in the afternoon by Mr. Tom John. The presi- dent in the morning was Lord Ivenyon. Hand-made man's linen shirt—Miss Elizabeth Thjnnas, Llanelly. Flannel petticoat—Miss B. Richards, Carmar- then. Hand-knitted stockings—Miss Annie Evans, Carmarthen. Ladies' long-ribbed stockings—Miss Mary Evans Llanelly. For a collection of ferns, indigenous to Wales and classified by the competitor, the award was in. favour of Mrs. J. J. Jones, Llanelly. Chief choral contest.—A prize of t200 was offered to choirs of from 150 to 175 voices for the best rendering—(a) How dark, 0 Lord, from •Jeptlia' (Handel); (b) "Come with torches (Mendelssohn): and (c) "Cwsg fy Amvylyd" (" Sleep, my beloved"), unaccompanied (J. H. Roberts). Adjudicators: Dr. W. H. Cummings, Messrs. D. Emlyn Evans, D. Jenkins. and C. F. Lloyd. Five choirs had entered, and four res- ponded to the call in this order (1), Mid-Rhondda United Choir (conductor. Mr. Ted Hughes): (2) North Staffordshire District Choral Society (Mr. James Whewall); (3) Hanlev and District Choral Society (Mr. James Garner); and (4) West Lan- cashire Choral Society (Mr. H. Berry). In giving the adjudication. Dr. Cummings said: We are unanimous in our opinion as to which was the best choir, and unanimous also as to the second best. No. 1 choir (Mid-Rhondda) was the second best, and No. 2 choir (North Staffordshire) was the best (loud and prolonged cheers. This brought the second day's proceedings to a i close. The takings for Wednesday were stated to be £8,30,
ST, CLEARS. TRINITY C.M. CHURCH.—Next Sunday the an- niversary at Trinity will lie held, when the Rev. P. Jones, Llandilo, and the Rev. W. Thomas, Maesteg, are expected to preach. The anniver- saries of the past have been extremely successful. We cannot but think the next will be worthy of the best ever held in the place since the greatest talents in the Principality are provided for the occasion. No one within reasonable radius should miss this grand opportunity of hearing some of Wales' best preachers. DEATH OF Miss S. JONES.—It is with the deepest sorrow that we have to record the deatu of Miss Svbil Jones, the second daughter of the late Mr. C. Jones, Carmarthen, and Mrs. A. Jones now of Pcnpitch. The sad event occurred on Wednes- day morning, the 31st ult.. before r;i»-dical aid could be procured. Though she bad Ljen ailing for some month s past, yet the end r-;t-rit, qute un- expectedly to all. She never seemed to complain at all, but bore the pain with Chns'i.ui Lriveiy. She had not quite attained her 23rd var. By her genial manner and quiet disposition she riad v.on for herself a large number of friends. The fureial which was of a public character, -;cok place at Bethlehem, St Clears, last Monday t t u-nnon. and a large concourse of people came to piy her 'be a large concoiirse of peo q' l ie o fif eli?t. n, n.iiii?ters last tribute of respect. The ofEci.uing ministers were the Revs. D. Cadfwlch Davies( Captl Mair). and D. Gorllwyn Williams (Bethlehem). The lor- mer made some appropriate remarks from the Gospel as recorded by St. John. A large number of wreaths were sent by friends from far and near, and a beautiful artificial one was sent Ly the mtm- bers of Capel Mair Sunday School. The mourneis w ere Mrs. Jones (mother); Archie :on)y brother); Maggie and Lily (sisters); Miss Morris, SuHon Road (aunt); Mr. Lewis, Carmarthen (uncle) Mr. Griffiths, St. Clears (uncle); Mrs. Raynes, Mips Lloyd, and Mr. T. Lloyd, Tenby (co'isiisj; Mrs Wilkins, Laugharne (cousin); Mr. Victor Jones, Carmarthen (cousin); Mr. Charles .ir,n>s, Car- marthen (cousin) Miss M. J. Grriiths, St. Clears (cousin). May those in sorrow be comforted is the wish of a great number of friends.
NARBERTH. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL AND THE" COUNTY SCHOOL" SCHOLARSHIPS.—We most heartily con- gratulate Mr. F. T. Bowen, head master of this school, on the success of his pupils in the recent competition for scholarships at the Narberth Inter mediate School. For the six scholarships there were 21 candidates, 12 boys and 9 girls from the various Board and National Schools in the Nar- berth School District. The following are the numbers sent by each school: Narberth National School, 2; Pantvcaws Council School, 2; Law- renny National School. 3; Jenreyston National School, 1 Brvnconin Council School. 1 Narberth Board School, 7 Lampeter Board School, 1 Maonclochog Board School, 1 Bethel Board School, 1; Stepaside Board School. 1; Whitland Council School, 1. Of these the successful candi- dates were Bovs, O. R. Howell, Narberth Nation- al School, 528 marks E. Davies, Pantvcaws Board School, 504; E. Humphreys, Lawrenny National School, 400; H. Atherton, Lawrenny National School. 445. Girls: Florence Rogers, Narberth National School, 429; A. R. Jones, Jeffreston National School, 384. As will be seen by the above, the only two scholars sent in by Mr. Bowen were respectively nrst of the boy and girl divis- ions. This success of Narberth National School, and indeed of Lawrenny and JeSreston National Schools, winning five out of the six scholarships open to all the Board and National Schools of Nar- berth district, is a striking object lesson of the falsehoods zealously propagated by the opponents of religious education, as to the inferiority of the secular instruction given by the National Schools, as compared with the Board Schools. We also wish to congratulate most sincerely Mr. W. Howell, and Mr. H. Rogers, the parents of the two successful Narberth candidates.—" Narberth [To x%- I iat? has been Parish Monthly Magazine." [To what has been said in the above paragraph we may add that O. R. Howell, who took the first scholarship, was the youngest boy in. And the school, we learn", has received the Diocesan Inspector's (religious know- ledge) "excellent" report for some years. Yet the Rev. Joseph Harry, of Carmarthen, has as- sured us that religious instruction injures the Secular Institution! Facts, however, have more than once proved too stubborn for Mr. Harry.— ED.]
LLANELLY. NEW HARBOUR TRUST.—The following is the result of the polling which took place on Monday for the election of 1.") members to form the new Harbour Trust at LlanelIy :-Eleted: William Bowen, 1,53.'); David George Hogg, 1,439 George Blake, 1.424: John Simmons Tregoning, jun., 1.2;")5; Joseph Williams, 1,25;5. David Davies, 1.14,") Evan Willis Jones, 1,112; John John, 1,091; William Stone, 1,047; Captain David Thomas, 1,001: Joseph Mayberry, 993: David Rees Edmunds, 9,")0; William Benjamin Jones, 934 John Waters, 909; ThomasiHughes, 888. Non-elected: David James Davies, 886; Joseph Roberts, 873 Richard Charles Jenkins, 848 Herbert Davies Rees, 791 John Thomas, 789 Nathan Griffiths, 596 David Thomas, 527 Aaron Stone, 556; Collwyn Morgan, 448; William John Norman, 179.
CARMARTHEN AND THE EISTEDDFOD IN OLDEN TIMES.—In an article on this subject the Daily Chronicle notes some facts which remind us of the close relation which existed in olden times between Carmarthen and the ancient Cymric Festival. Here is a short extract A forty days' eisteddfod was held by command of the King in 1442 at Carmarthen, when the bards were dressed in robes and mounted on chargers. Eight years later another eisteddfcd was held, when the celebrated twenty-four metres were adopted as the standard of the Welsh verse. These remain to this day, and no bard can be awarded the chair at a modern National Eisteddfod unless he can sing to the twenty-four metres. The chief bard at Carmarthen was Dafydd ap Edmwnt. He won a silver chair Carnarvon in the north, and Carmarthen in the south, seemed to be the favourite places for holding eisteddfodau, and more often than not the meeting of the bards was held in the long room of a popular tavern." Printed and Published by THE WELSHMAN NEWS PAPER AND STEAM: PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED, at 123, Lammas-street, in the Parish of St. Peter, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, Friday, September 9th, 1904.