CARMARTHEN UXDEIl THE i; SEARCH-LIGHT. 'Come, come, and sit you down you shall not budge You ahall not go, till I set you up a glas3 Where y«u may see th« inmost part of you." JSHAKK8FJJAKE. The Drill Hall Fund is £ 11 richer to-day than it was this day week. The laying of the foundation stono is not far oif. 1\. I understand that a much larger sum than there seems reasonable prospect of gotting together, will have to be raised locally before the War Office will advance a ponny for the erection of a Drill Hall. Consequently the quotations for ah area in the Public Rooms Company have nut suffered any appreciable slump consequent upon the successful termination of tho Victorian Fete. Meanwhile the position of the War Office with regard t. the Volunteers is highly anomalous. Tito Volunteers are prepared to give their time gratuitously for the pur- poso of making themselves efficient defenders of their county. A Drill Hall is a necessary item in the attainment of this efficiency; and yet 1 ho War Offico practically says, "You must liiid it at your own exponse." "Coj shoulder" appears to be the regulation bi11 of faro for the Voluntoer forces. The weather has been so disgracefully mild this winter that the poor have not had a chance compared to what has been their lot in former years. Indeed, the fountains of charity have ilowed so sparingly that it has been a hard winter for some of them. In fact, as things look at present, it seems as if there is no other way of getting money except by work. ill T In a good old-fashioned winter we get up A Mayors fund," or some other emergency arrangement of the kind which eked out by the soup-kitchen, a judicious manipulation of church bounty, a half- crown from the guardians, and the results of a little individual cadging enables many a self-respecting family to keep their head above water without stooping to the indignity of working for others. Those who subscribe to the charities have the satis- faction of knowing that they aro doing much to preserve the sturdy independence of the poor. The fire-brigade had a practice in Guild- hall Square on Friday evening. The crowing of the engino and the hissing of the steam amused the merry little boys and everybody was much delighted to find how easy it was to project a stream of water over the comb of the rather mature rooster which ornaments the Town Hall and which overlooks-to quote a well-known exponent of literary English-" the fertile meadows and the undulating uplands of the Vale of Towy." Incidentally, the drains got a good flushing as the waste water, of course, all ran into them—with the exception of about five per cent., which soaked the clothing of over-adventurous spectators, and so laid the seeds of future rheumatic fevers and attacks of influenza. Tho lamp in front of the Fusiliers Monument appears to be suffering from arrested development and that which was to have been erected in Guildhall-square as yet exists but in the resolution of the Lighting Committee. But wo need not expect to make much progress with work of C) this description in the meantime. I have lung regarded the bench of county magistrates which moets at Carmarthen as a repository of humour and the jastices- fair play to them, indeed—appear to be heroically endeavouring to live up to their reputation. A young man was charged on Saturday with (I) a breach of the byo-Iaws of the G.W.E. in having interfered with the comfort of passengers, and (2) with giving a lady 11 one in tho eye," so that the com- partment was bespattered with her blood. The Bench dismissed the first charge, but convicted on the second. Magistrates are always able to give such plausible reasons for decisions which appear extraordinary to the non-magisterial mind, that I hesitato very much before making any commont on this matter. The passenger assaulted appears to have been a lady, who follows the interesting and remunerative occupation of dealing in fish. The Bench, therefore, thinks it no dis- comfort to such a lady to have a blow.so severe as to lead to the effusion of blood. If a county J.P., however, wero treated in the same fashion, would it be held that the offender had interfered with the comfort of passengers V I should not, liowevsr, recommend anyone to assault a county J.P. in order to test the point. + Things are beginning to look rather combative as far as the election for the local guardians are concerned. There are rumours in the air of pitched battles and more than one fresh candidate is mentioned. Mr D. Parcell Roes is—amongst others— strongly desired to come out by his friends but whether he will or not I am unablo at present to say. Should he, however, do so, he would make a good fight; for his past career as a guardian of the poor gives him a high place in the opinion of the electors. As to the ladies, of course, their return is as assured as anything electoral can be. In fact, there is no doubt the electors would return three ladies if the right candidate came out for the third place; but as I am not starting for Klondyke before this roaches the Carmarthen public, I shall not run the risk of suggesting 10 the name of tho lady who would be the right candidate." I am not afraid of very much; but there is a limit even for the bravest. Regarding the four uiaseulino members of the Board, a pretty fair index to the interest which they take in the work is the number of meetings which they havo attended. Some have a pretty bad record in this respect, and some a pretty good one. I have not the figures by uie but I am under the impression that Mr John li-ataguniet Lewis has not missed a single meeting since he was elected. This is a record which certainly cannot be beaten. There is One aspect of this Jubilee business to which Mr James John called attention on Friday evening and which has evidently escaped the most censorious critics so far. Amongst the other bills presented was one for firing a canon." What did the poor man do to deserve treatment of that kind" Before oui time, of course, they once fired a bishop in Carmarthen but I always understood that the people who play pranks of that description were in such a hopeless minority that bonfires of this kind were now unknown. It seems, however, that such tricks are still practised on the quiet. Let me not be understood to speak lightly of such a terrible subject. I know that I have been by a certain section voted a fit subject for the stake long ago and it is 0 n only the narrow-minded policy of a nineteenth century Government, which does not authorise ecclesiastical assassination for calling humbug humbug, together with the stupidity of the Carmarthen public, which actually approves of and even applauds the use of plain English, that prevents the mutterings of hostility being translated into actions. 0 Honce I cannot but view with the gravest apprehension any return to mediaeval methods. Tho following appeared in the woekly I edition of the Times on Saturday I Lieutenant Sidney Ives de Kantzow, of the Derbyshire Regiment, died nt Bareilly, India, on the 11th inst, of enteric fever, contracted in the operations on the North-West Frontier, aged 25 He was the only sou of the late Major H I de Kautzow, H.M.A. The late Major de Kautzow was for many years Adjutant of the Carmarthen Militia, and resided at Green Hall. < Tho youthful pirate has done well by his adventures. As a result of picking his neighbour's pocket he has been rescued from a life on the bounding wave and restored to the arms of his long-lost aunt. Honesty is the best policy—sometimes. • • I notice that the matriculation list of the University of London just issued contains the name of Horatio Thomas, son of Mr Ceridfryn Thomas, now of Kingsholmc School, IVeston-Super-lklare, and formerly of Carmarthen. He is placed in the first division. This is very creditable, as he is only 16 years old—the lowest age at which ho could be entered. .b There is joy in the Corporation breast which cannot be overshadowed by all tho recent vicissitudes. The Rock and Fountain water, it has been discovered by Dr Dupre, does not act on lead and therefore may be run into the storage reservoir with- out any special treatment. All the action would seem to have been due to the contamination which the water experienced in the lower reaches; for my information is that the last samples which proved fault- less were taken direct from the springs themselvos. ft ft 1f Thus it is not necessary to treat the water with chalk or lime as was first suggested. It is just as well that it is so. The 0 British Public has an invincible prejudice against chalky water, whether it comes from the reservoirs or from the milkman. 1(- A High Church parson once asked one of his female parishioners, Of course, you always keep Lent, Mrs Jones." Yes, indeed," was the response. 11 We always has pancakes on Shrove Tuesday." So on Shrove Tuesday in Carmarthen we had an unusual display of revelry- a concert at the Model School and a laughable comedy at the Assemby Rooms. To one of my strong ecclesiastical tendencios such religio us observances are highly edifying. The Council has solemnly decided that canvassing will be a disqualification for the two important offices now vacant. Public bodies always pass a resolution of that kind on similar occasions but candidates have an immense faith in canvassing all the same. And the faith is not always misplaced. ♦ Our rulers have at length seen the wisdom of deciding upon appointing only qualified men to the vacancies. The Corporation is to be congratulated upon its somewhat belated recognition of the eternal fitness of things. Cheapness is the one desideratum with some so-called economists. It is a wonder some of these people don't move that we appoint a cobbler as Town Clerk, a barber as medical officer, and a grocer's assistant as Superintendent of Police. If such a policy were adopted a good deal would be saved in salaries. Mr Birchauj, on the occasion of his visit last week to the workhouse, again commented upon the little use which is made of the children's ward. Somehow or other the Guardians think they arc doing a very "humane" thing in giving somebody out- door relief of Is 6d a week, or so, to keep unfortunate children. The lot of these who are in the house is as Paradise compared to these neglected children often living ill dirt and squalor for the former go to school in the town neatly attired—without any distinctive dress—and with a good breakfast to carry them on to dinner time. But the Guardians like to save a few shillings by giving outdoor relief. More economv Tuesday is St. David's Day. There usod to be a big blow-out" in Carmarthen on that day; but we are getting too modernised to do anything of the kind. Carmarthen people always like to see patriotic celebrations carried out by somebody else. 'If. The G.W.R. workmen have been engaged during the week in overhauling the ground between tho Town and the Junction. The doubling of the line between the two stations ia, of couse, the most important of the projected improvements and the most likoly to bo undertaken first. $ If the recommendations passed by the committee of the Fishery Board, which met on Monday, are carried into effect, it will simply mean that the coracle men will be squeezed out of existonce. An agitation was at one time carried on with the support of the Board for the extension of the open season, but the committee now intends to give the coracle-men an Irishman's rise," by closing the river against them until April 15th-thus lengthening the close season by another month. If such is the intention of the committee, they had much better say that they want the coraclemen to go out of business altogether. Although the nets are to be shut out until the 15th April, the anglers can begin as usual on the 2nd March. There is too evident a desire on the part of the anglers to dominate the Board. The most outrageous part of tho recom- mendation, however, is that which is intended to prevent the seine-nets comin" further up than Whirley Point. As the coracle-men practically never go below Alltywaddon or Cochybarlys, this means that several miles of tho river will bo preserved for tho anglers. Things are improving for the rods—unless tho prohibi- tion to fish in this playground" is also to apply to them. And to crown all this, the committee want a mesh two inch from knot to knot—so that it would be impossible to take a salmon or sewin nnder three pounds in weight. This is the whole hog or none with a vengeance This is a notification which has been shown me :— REWARD.—Tlie above reward will be *7^^ given for information as to the sender of that letter to Alftheia respecting the hop and the closed doors of St. John's Welsh Church on Thursday evening WC(;k.-OxJ:; OR THE "HOPS." Better make it ^50 -t We hear a good deal about the New AVoiiiati. This, however, is the latest. On Wednesday a "Welshwoman swore at the Town Hall that a flannel shirt produced was her property This is indeed a sta(r(ycrei- I I learn that. Mr Gerald Morgan Griffiths son of Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, Lime Grove —has passed the preliminary examination of the Incorporated Law Society held on the I 2nd and 3rd inst. Mr GriHlths-who was educated at Ru-by--will be articled to his father. "C." writes I The sum and subotance of last week's Llan was Shedding of tears" owing to the lukewarmneBB and indifference of Welsh Churchmen in cot becorn- ing shareholders of the "great" Welsh Church Press. This is a thing to be regretted, as, I am given to understand, the students at Lampeter contain many men well qualified to be tho editors, sub-editors, canvassers, and proof-readers of the 11ai'l and Lion under the new management. Now, Alotheia," procure shares at once, if ycu want to make your fortune in five years. muke your fortune in five years. -t. So there seems a doubt as to whether :i Swedish drill is taught in the Carmarthen Beard Schools. Where is the Merchandise Maiks Act? Is it fair to local enterprise that foreign inventions should be thus ,) patronised ? The Militia recruits will assemble on Monday at Carmarthen for their preliminary training. Mr Walter John Barnes, the new governor of H. M. Prison at Carmarthen, arrived 011 Wednesday, from Northallci-toti-- in which prison he held the position of clcrk and storekeeper. The path through the Five helds is getting into a disgraceful condition. A little iiioi-e I and it will be another of our lost rights I it, ALETHEIA.
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Carmarthen Borough Police Court. MOMMY.—Before the Mayor (Mr H. B. White, tho Grauge) Messrs T. E. Brigstoeke, Iiing-strect Ileiuy Howells, The Studio and David Williams, Priory-street. THE YOUTHFUL PIRATE. (Stephen Evans ( 1G\ was brought up on remand charged with larceny. The Clerk said that enquiries wade. had coniirmed'the^truth of the boy's story. His aunt ill Bristol .was willing to take hin(back. The Mayor gave the boy some sound advice, and closed by telling him he would be sent home to his aunt. He was asked to sit down until a way:of sending him home.be devised. This speech was received with applause by the public. GAME TRESPASS. John Thomas,Paris' House, 'wa,a charged with trespassing in pursuit of game. Defendant said he admitted being on the land. He hoped the magistrates^would do the best i'or him they could. Alfred Thomas,'Maesyprior, said On the 4th February, I was going along the road leading from my house to the turnpike, road. I lieti-d some voices, and after a bit I saw Mr Thomas coming across my fields with some greyhounds. I spoke to him. He said he was not trespassing in "pursuit of game that lie was simply following the dogs. I told him he would get into trouble about it. Defendant IVero the two dogs tied when you saw me 1 Witness Yes I believe they were. And there was one loose. Defendant Didn't I show you that the hare was in the rabbit hole ? Didn't I show you a bit of the fur ? Witness 1 believe you did. Defendant Don't say vou believe I did. You know I did. Witness, in answer to the Cleric, said ihat defendant alleged that he had started a hare on a neighbouring farm and had chased it, into a rabbit hole on Maesyprior. Witness then told him that that did not matter,—that he was on the land without having .had permission. Defendant There is no need to go into that at all. I have admit'ed I was there. I go llU further that that. The Mayor It would be better for your- self if you did go further. Mr Alfred Thomas said that the land of Maesyprior belonged to Sir James Drummond and Mrs Stepney. J. R l'ereival Thomas, Derllys Court, said he saw defendant looking for a hare on Pcnilorddlas, accompanied by three or four greyhounds. Witness was GOO or 700 yards off at the time. Defendant Well, you have got most wonderfuPeyesight. Defendant said lie had raised "the hare on Cwmmau-bach. Ho could show the form of her there now. He would pay the expenses of the whole party down to the spot (laughter). Mr J. B. Perceval Thomas' had promised to back Mr Alfred Thomas up, because he had himself tried to have him up but was not sure of him. Mr J. B. Percival Thomas repudiated having ever said anything of the kind. He had come there to speak the truth. Thomas Jones, Cwmmau, said he saw some man all Maesyprior land crossing tho field with three or four greyhounds. He raised a hare on Maesyprior. The hounds chased her to the adjoining fields out of his sight. He was four fields off. He could not say who the man was. Tho Mayor Do you wish to ask the witness any questions ? Defendant, No, I never knew ofj his existence before. Supt. Smith"said that the defendant had been convicted of a similar offence before another court. Defendant said he was extremely sorry. He admitted being oil the land but he had not raised the hare there. He had not prepared his case at all. The Bench fined defendant 10s and 14s 6d costs.
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L L A X D D A It 0 G. XEBO.—This is a new Independent Chapel 111 the hill district, about equal distant from l'orthyrhyd, Capel Zion, Crwbin, Llan- ddarog. and Pontyberem. It was only opened about the end of last year, con- sequently it has not yet found its way to the lists in the diaries of the denomination. It can already compare favourably with any place of worship in the district, as regards attendance both at the Sunday school, prayer and preaching services, and it seems ft pity the pioneers of this venture did not erect it much larger at the start. On Monday evening a most successful literary meeting ( the first of the kind) was held therein. The place was crammed by a very orderly and appreciative assembly. The singers, reciters, secretary, and all concerned did their work admirably. Mrs King, according to her usual generosity, has kindly presented the Sunday school with Biblesand testaments, and the pulpit with a beautiful Bible and a copy of the pulpit edition of Y Caniedydd," and Mr Davies, The Shop, Pontyberem, presented the occupant of the pullpit, the liey Garibaldi Thomas, with a suitable chair, j which was used for the first time last Sunday.
The Jubilee Celebration at Carmarthen. PRESENTATION OF THE ACCOUNTS. THE WINDING-UP OF THE COMMITTEE. BALANCE FOE THE DKILL HALL. A mooting of the Carmarthen Jubilee Committee was" held at the Guildhall on Friday at 7.30 p.m. The Mayor (Mr H. B. "White) presided. There were also present :—Messrs R. M. Thomas, Walter Spurrell, James Brigstocle, T. Davies (Barker), Z. D. Jones, James John, Ben Spivey, Charles Whiteoak, Jonathan Phillips, B. A. Lewis, E. Colby Evans, and the Secretaries ''(Messrs J. F. Morris and David Williams). WHO GOT THE Y,4 5s? The accounts wero presented by Mr David Williams, and were stated to have been audited by Mr Walter Jenkins and Mr Thomas Thomas, Myrllo Villa. Mr Walter Spun ell: When was the last meeting hold ? Mr David Williams: Tho 20th July. Mr Walter Spurrell: How was it I received no notice of it then ? Mr David Williams We had v-u-y few hero. It was very small. It was summoned in the ordinary way. Mr Walter Spurrell: I am certain I was not summoned. I am cortain I had no notice of such a meeting. Mr James John suggested that a full list of the subscriptions received bo published, and sent to" subscribers over a certain amount. Mr David Williams I am afraid w^ shall not be able to got at them all. There is ono book we are unablo to find. The Chairman Whose is that ? Mr David Williams: Mr Arthur Davies. Mr J. F. Morris: I should liko the accounts published this week. Mr R. M. Thomas: It is usual to publish them. That costs something. Mr David Williams said he was afraid that if they undertook to publish a full list of subscribers somo would be left out, and people'would get offended. Mr J. F. Monis: Personally I should like Mr John's proposal to be adopted. I should like them to know that the subscriptions which I'have had have been used. Mr DavidjWilliams'said he should like to do it, too; but he was afraid it was impossible. Mr Charles Whiteoak Would it not be sufficient to put it in the papers. Mr J. F. Morris explained that he referred to a full list of subscriptions received. It would, oi course, be out of the question to advertise that. Mr Walter Spurrell: Who were these Clerks, f,4 5s ? Mr David Williams The vouchers were produced to the auditors. Mr Walter Spurrell I should like to have the names of the clerks. Mr David Williams You appointed auditors to go through them- Mr R. M. Thomas There was a sum of £5 voted for it. Mr Walter Spurrell: I want to know who the clerks aro who got the money. The Mayor road the resolution of the committee authorising the expenditure of a sum not exceeding f5 for clerical assistance. Mr Walter Spurrell: I want to know who the assistants are who had the money. Mr David Williams said that the vouchers had been produced for each clork's payment before the auditor. Mr Walter Spurrell Can you say how many there were ? Mr David Williams Throe. I have the vouchers at homo Mr J. F. Morris: My own clerk is one. Mr Lewis, of Mill-street, is the other. Mr David Williams: I wish the auditors were here. They promised to be here. Mr Walter Spurrell: The auditors know nothing of that resolution. They might have accepted anybody's receipt. Mr Thomas Thomas entered the room at this point. Mr Walter Spurrell: Mr Thomas, I don't know whether you recollect the receipt for S4 os for clerks, for several clerks-for clerks' assistance ? Have you any recollection ? Mr Thomas Thomas: The vouchers aro there for all payments; I did not bring them here. I think it was Mr J. F. Morris. The Mayor His clork ? Mr Thomas Thomas His clerk. Mr David Williams If I knew it was necessary, I would have brought the vouchers here. I thought you would have taken the accounts as certified by the auditors. The Mayor: Anybody else but Mr Morris's clerk ? Mr David Williams My son, Mr Lewis, and Mr J. F. Morris's clerk. Mr Walter Spurrell: Were there receipts from the throe clerks making up these accounts. Mr Thomas Thomas Wo had vouchers for all payments. Mr Walter Spuirell: But wo want to know who had them ? Mr Thomas Thomas said he had nothing to do as to who had authorized the pay- ments. They had simply to see that vouchers were produced for all payments made. The committee were responsible. He understood from the Secretary that everything was signed by the Chairman, and that cheques were drawn for the payments. He could not, of course, carry all the different items in his head. Mr R. M. Thomas I move that the accounts be accepted. Mr B. A. Lewis seconded the motion, which was adopted nem. con.
..L..A.L"" "A".& Mr B. A. Lewis thought it would be sufficient to publish in tho papers the state- ment of accounts which had just been adopted. Mr J. F. Morris said he would very much like to have a full statement of subscriptions as suggested by Mr John. The Mayor Some of the collectors have not given their books in. Mr J. F. Morris I collected by far the largest amount, and I could give the name of every gentleman from whom I had anything. Mr Thomas Thomas Thoro wore one or two books missing. The majority of the collecting-books were there, but ono or two were not thore. Mr J. F. Morris: Mr Arthur Davios's book, and one or two books more wero not at the audit. Mr James Brigstoeko: You cannot publish the list of subscribers unless you have the books. Mr JamoH John moved:that the statement of accounts as presented should be published in the three Carmarthen papers. Mr James Brigstocke seconded. Mr Ben Spivey pointed out that it would be going to a useless expense to publish all the separato amounts which they had had before them. He considered it would bo better to abbreviate the statement. Mr David Williams: It would be sufficient to show what each department costs. The Mayor We have hoard so much of these accounts as to wheio they are, aud what has become of them, that it would be I best to publish them in full. Mr James John: The only way to got over that is to publish the entire thing. Mr David Williams That is not possible. Mr James John It would have been better to have had a full statement of the lot. No man could say then that his sub- scription was not accounted for—as ho caa say if you don't publish the whole list. Mr J. F. Morris If a man gave a shilling would you publish it ? Mr James John I certainly would. The Mayor.: Which were the two books missing ? Mr J. F. Morris Mr Rogers and Mr Arthur Davies. Mr James Brigstocke In 1887 I col- lectedLIOS; I accounted for every shilling. Mr James John moved that a summarised statement of the accounts be published. Mr J. F. Morris: Lot us have it as it is in full. Mr James John drew attention to the ill- treatment suffered by a dignitary of the church according to the statement of accounts. Mr David Willi mis How ? Mr James John said that there was a sum put down for the firing of a canon." Mr David Williams explained that it was a cannon which had been fired. j Tho Mayor What shall we do ? Mr James John I see no good in putting down so much for tea, and so much for sugar and so much for buns. It would be as well to put down the lot for the children's treat. Mr J. F. Morris So much has been said about the way in which the money has be! 11 disbursed. I should like to have it in full The Mayor The same remark would apply to tho sundries and other oxpens. s." The "chanvoman, etc." what s the etc." ? What are tin incidental expenses ? It was finally decided to publish a summarised statement of the accounts. THE DISPOSAL OF THE BALANCE The Mayor The next thing is to decide what shall bo done with the balanco i; harid ? Mr R. M. Thomas You said that was covered by the original resolution. The Mayor We had a meeting on thi occasion when this question was gone into I think thero were more names at the mee, ing than I see down here. Whatever balarc;, there is is to be devoted towards the buih- ing of the Drill Hall, because the object of the big meetings we held was to have beer, the building of a Drill Hall. Therefore, if there were any money subscribed over bv the outside public, undoubtedly everybody thought they were subscribing towards th" memorial of the Jubilee which was a Drill Hall. Mr James John It was distinctly stat-d that it was so. Mr David Williams: I believe tin-* committee has a right to deal with it as ? likes. Mr James John There was a distii t understanding at the big meeting that a; surplus that was over after providing for t celebrations should go towards the nucle <' of the memorial iu the shape of a Dr Hall. Mr E. Colby Evaiis That is t'h impression I have had always. Mr James John: I believe if the pap-vrs are looked up they will bear it out. Mr Ben Spivey moved that the balance of 11.1 odd be transforrod to tho Drill Hail Fund. This was seconded by MrE. Colby Evan-, and carried nem. con. THANKS. Mr James John said that now that tho labours of tho Jubilee Committee weve finished, ho proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman and to the secretaries. Mr James Brigstocke seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried. On the motion of Mr David Williams, seconded by Mr J. F. Morris, a vote of thanks was awardod to Mr Ben Spivey for the assistance which he had rendered in connection with the dinner to the poor. This concluded the business.
Carmarthen County Police Court. SATURDAY.—Before the Rev R. G. Lawrence, Middleton Hall (in the chair); Mr J. LI Thomas, Gilfach; Captain Grisniond Philipps, GVmgw ili; and Mr D. L. Jones, Derlwyu. UNLICENSED GUNS. Tlicinas Rees, Cilgadan-fawr, Llande- feilog, was charged by Mr Jeremiah Crowloy, Inland Revenue Officer, with carrying a gun without a license on the lands of Ponyback, St. Ishmael.—Fined I os. Thomas Edwards, Rhydyceiros, Llande- foilog, was similarly charged. He was also fiuod Os. Thomas Thomas, Cilfeithi, Llandefeilog, was fined 10s for a similar offence. ASSAULT IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE. David Jones, Cwmw ernen, Conwil, was charged with a breach of the G. W.R. bye- laws in making himself offensive to passengers. Ho was also charged with assault. Mr T. R. Ludford prosecuted on behalf of the G.W.R. Co., and Mr James John defended. Jane Thomas, 9, Sawmill-terrace, Car- marthen, said I was travelling on the 12th January from Llanybyther to Carmarthen the train leaves Llanybytlier alter 4 p.m. I changed at Pencader, and got into a third class compartment. There were two young men and four 310alig girls there. I had nover to my knowledge seen them before. Along with me came in Hannah Evans, Benjamin Evans, and Mrs Richards. Just after wo left Pencadex-, this young- man began interfering with the lamp of the train. I told him to behave himself, or else the authorities would be sure to be after him. Ho said nothing to me, nor insulted me then. When we came to Llnnpumpsaitt they all got out except this young man. He then struck mo a blow on the left side of my eye. I then caught hold of the tail of his coat to hinder him going out until I saw some of the authorities. He then turned round and struck me. My blood was all over II the compartment Cross-examined by Mr James John I and the other women had some fish with us, which we M ore bringing back from Llany- byther. Some of the young men did say that the fish were stinking. I did not tell him he was stinking I did nut hear any- j body telling him that. The women were not using foul language all the way down from Pencader. l:) l? The Clerk It was all fiöhy. Hannah Evans, Mill-street, Carmarthen gave corroborative evideuco. Mrs Thomas was awfully struck twice, and the carriage was full of blood (laughter). She told then that the fish was so respectable as wha. their father and mother sold to rear them She had sold fish that day to Mr D. LUlIG Price, the county treasurer; and tha (triumphantly) was much better than bar (laughter). Cross-sxamined She did not tell one o the girlt. that her father stole clogs. Sh. did enquire if it was her father who bough the clogs. The baskots were clean, and th: fish that was in them was doan, because they were supposed to be fresh (laughter). I Margaret Richards, Maesycrugiau, gave similar evidence. She did not remember to have heard any swearing by the women from Carmarthen. j Thomas Alexander Morris, a G.W.R. porter at Llanpumpsaint, stated that when the train came in he saw Mrs Thomas bleeding profusely. Mrs Thomas said that she would prosecute if it cost her 15. The blood was dropping irom her nose to her chin. John Thomas, the guard, corroborated. He saw the woman's face covered with blood. Inspector Dalton proved the publication of the bye-laws. For the defence. Mr John called Gwendoline Evaus, a servant at the Llan- pumpsaint Vicarage, who said that on this day she had beeu with the Sunuay School at Llandyssul. She was in this compartment, and neard complaints as to the smell of the fish. One of the women told the giris, Go out you little pigs." She identified Mrs EntlH; as the woman who had said so. Mrs Evans said the father of one of the girls had stolen clogs; and on being informed that the girl in question had no father, retaliated on the informant by saying, You shut up, or rn smash your teeth in." When David Jones was going out, the two women pushed him, lie merely put his hand up to protect himself. She saw no blood on the woman's faco; f-ho went away, and did not look at tho woman's face. Henry Thomas, Brycenne, Llanpumpsaint, farmer's son, said ho saw defendant being pushed by the women. One of the Carmar- then women threw David Jones's cap out. Annio Thomas, Bwiehgwyn, Llanpump- saint, a farmer's daughter, and David Davies, freclan^i, Conwil, also gave evidence for the defence. The Bench dismiss the first clurg; but lined the detoud. t £.;2 10s on the second.
PONTYBEREM. CONCERT.—A most successful concert was held at the Board Schoolroom of the above place 011 Saturday evening. The principal artistes were Soprano, Miss Gwenny Williams, Llanelly tenor, Mr 1). J. Davies Llanelly comic sing, Mr Tobias Williams' Their renderings were highly appreciated by \r If1?^ ^u^hence present. Miss Eynon anil Mr It, C. Griffiths ably accompanied, and Mr oeymour occupied the chair.
B A X KYFELIN. A COMPETITIVE AND LITEHARV MEETING was held at the above place in the C. M. Chapel on Thursday evening, the 17th inst under the able presidency of Mr J Davies' Plas. The secretary was Mr C James, Smith to whose diligence, tact, and perseverance the great success of the meeting must be chiefly attributed, although he was very powerfully assisted by all the members of the commitee viz., Messrs Jones, Pwllygravell Edwards, fox Jones, Avarwenallt Albert Davies; Rowlands J. Walters, Llysonen Davies, Wern and last, but hot least, Mr D.Walters, The Mill, whose many and noble services, cannot possibly be satisfactorily, described. Messrs J. Thomas, Penline and E. Phillips, Sheaf, acted as superintendents of the written coin petit ioti s, which work was done well, because the right men were in the right place. The adjudica- tors were Music, Mr J. Walter?), Llysonen poetry, Mr D Rowlands prize bags, Mrs Mansfield, Llysonen and literature, Rev J B Thomas. These again did their work very creditably, and gave consummate satisfaction to all concerned. Every prize was very keenly competed for, which made adjudicating, indeed, a very difficult task- impossible, iudeed, m many cases, as Mr Walters very humouiously remarked. The satisfactory state of the competition in music was due to a great extent iO the excellent training of Mr dbert Davies Of the members of the committee and adjudicators, many voluntarily contributed towards the expenses—some in money, and some in kind—n:jt forgetting, of course, the worthy and greatly esteemed president, Mr J. Davics, Flas. A vote of thanks was proposed, seconded, and received with great enthusiasm, Avnieli proved the satisfaction of all that were present, DEAFNESS AND NOISES IN TliJe HEAD, cured at the patient's home. This XUuis rated Edition also treats en the cure of Catarrh, ii-'ouchitis, Asthma Extreme Stoutness. Iodiscostioti, lOyspepsia, Rbeuma tism by M ?<!Îco:Electrioity.k O. D. BRIGHt Publisher, 8, Taviatocke Place, L mdon, W.C. "&& CARMARTHEN Printed and Published by the Proprietress, M. LAWHENCS, at her Oiijee 3 Blue-etrcfct, FRIDAY, February 25tb, 1828,
WLD.VESOAY.—Befou Mr C. W. Jones, Carnarlhen (m the c air), and Mr T. Parkinson, Castle Pigyn. larcyny. AIn Williams (48), Quarry Cottage, Cothi Bridge, was charged w this offence. Anna Davies, Iscoeo. White Mill, widow, said On the 21st inst. I placed the flannel shirt now produced on the hedge close to the house. I saw it sare about 4 p.m. The shirt is mine. In consequence of what I heard I went to Danyrallt. I saw Ann Williams on the road there. I told her I had lost a shirt off the hedge, and that nobody had been there but she. I wanted to see what it was she was carrying. She showed me some old rags she had in the basket. I don't believe she is quite right. The Deputy-Clerk (Mr John Jeremy) said that the defendant was lame now, but she could run wonderfully well yesterday. The Chairman The brains aie not in her feet (laughter). Witness (continuing) said that at Danyrallt defendant took sometning out of her basket in a parcel and sat on it. After some trouble the witness saw the shirt, which she identified. Defendant she had had the shirt from Ann, but did not say who "Ann was. The shirt cost 6s., but wr.s not now worth more than 35. Defendant was a stranger to witness. Defendant ran away from Dany- rallt with the rags and shirt as they were talking. P.C. David Lewis said lie saw the prisoner at the gable-end of her house the previous day. He found the door locked when he came up, and nobody in. When about 100 yards up the road he saw defendant running along the side of the river Cothi, about 150 yards in front of him. He took her back to the house, and charged her with the offence. She denied the offence. Outside, in a disused garden, he found a cask containing lime; in the bottom was the shirt wrapped up in an apron and a sack, and tied up tightly. He considered that defendant was slightly (,Icficient. Defendant now said that the shirt fell down on the road, as she was passing. On being given the usual alternative of being tried by a jury, she said, Debenwch heddyw (" Finish to-day''). She picked the shirt off the road (she said); she meant no harm. The Chairman That means Not guilty." The Clerk (Mr W. Morgan Griffiths) So she thinks. The Chairman said that the defendant was evidently non compos mentis. She had better be examined by the doctor. The case was remanded until Saturday, for the opinion of the prison-surgeon.
GOLDEN GROVE. SUPPOSED SUICIDE. William Samuel, farmer, aged 61 years, of Ffynongrech, in the parish of Llanfihangel Aberbythick, was found on Monday drowned, with his head in a pool of water, near his residence. He had been low-spirited for some time, aud it is supposed that he committed suicide. He leaves a widow and seven children.