Llandilo Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of this body was heH on Saturday last. Those present were Mr W Griffiths (chairman), Mr D Davies (<ke-chairman). Miss May Gwyr.ne-Hughes, Mrs M A Jones, Rev D James, and Messrs Jacob Dalies. J Griffiths, R Thomas, John Jones, Thomas Davies, J R Davits, S Callard James Rees, Caleb Thomas. Henry Herbert, Joseph Harries, D W LeA i-, D Morris, W Lewis (Grongar), J R Jones, D Gwynne, W. R Thomas, J G Davies, and E Lewis. THE MASTER'S REPORT. This report stowed that the number of inmates in the house was 41, compared with 40 in the cot responding period of last year. Vagrants to the number of 73 had visited tho house during the weak, against 88 in the corresponding period of last year. The Rev D B Jones (Cong.) and Rev J Davies (C.M.) had preached at the workhouse.— The master recommended that the salary of the assistant-matron should be increased. At present it was all. Miss May Hughes supported the recommendation, and it was agreed tograntXI5 per annum. IMPROVING THE HOUSE. The Visiting Committee sent in a report in which they suggested several improvements. Dr Davies also supported them by diawing the attention of the Board to the fact that the children's bedrooms were nnpnmded with fire places. It was extremely I cold for them in winter, and when the children were sick it was impossible to cnrry out proper treatment, especially when they suffered from chest or lung complaints, to which children were so liable.—Mr Callard We better take the recom- mendations of the committee seriatim r- Chairman What is that (laughter). -Ifiss Hughes I think you had better. M r Callard I asked that we might take them one by one.—The firt recommendation was that the flags in the entrance hall be re-placed by tiles.—Chairman (to Mr Callard): Do you understand that ? (laughter).-Mr J Rees Let us ) finish with the workhouse for once.—Mr Herbert The sooner the better we do it, or the Committee will alter their minds before next week.—Miss Hughes: And add a few more, perhaps.—The Citairman I think this will be the finishing stroke —The Chairman stated that the members of the Committee were the two ladies, Mr D Morris. Mr Caleb Thomas, and himself.—Mr J G Davies Will these members speak their minds.—Miss Hughes: We have in the report.—Mr W. R. Thomas I beg to propose we promise to do it (loud laughter).-Miss Hughes: I think we had better go through the items.—The first recommendation was agreed to.—Mr W R Thomas said he did not agree. Some flags were wanted, but all should not be taken up. — Mr Herbert: When will the board meet there?—Chairman: No amendment. I declare it carried. -It was next agreed that cup- boards should be placed in certain rooms, and also some shelves. The next was a large order, and consisted of 24 new beds and 3 dozen blankets.- Mrs Jones explained in detail what was required.— Mr J G Davies: Won't you have feathers, too? — Mrs Jones: We won't object to them —It was agreed to defer the matter for enquiries as to cost of material, &c.-fhe next item in the report was seven wire beds for the tramps instead of the planks in use.—Miss Hughes said that was a recommenda- tion of Mr Bireham's.-Agreed.-As to the fire places in the children's bedrooms, Miss Hughes said that Dr Davies was always speaking about it.—Mr T Rees Have the Committee any idea of the expense.—The Chairman suggested stoves. Miss Hughes said Dr Davies condemned them for the want of ventilation in the rooms.—Mr^W. R. Thomas: I have no fire places for the boys" I employ. —Mr J G Davies said the same thing, end--t;sked Mr Rees if he had.—Mr Rees I have.Nir J. G. Davits asked Mrs Jones if she had.—Mrs Jones replied emphatically in the affirmative. — Mr D. W. Lewis This is the advice of the dootor. Mr T. Rees CommIttee and doctor. Mr Cu]eb Thomas As a council, we support the doctor.— The Chairman asked if they were all agreed.—Mr J. G. Davies I object to it.-Cliairman Propose an amendment, then.—Mr J. G. Davies I propose no fire places be put in.—Mies Hughes: You are against the doctor—Mr W. R Thomas I second it. --The original motion was proposed atd seconded by Mr Thomas Rees and Mr J. ReeR respectively. — Foi the amendment, 8 votel and the original motion, 16. REDUCTION IN THE RATES. The Clerk said he thought they could make a reduction in the rate for the current half-year Last half-year, it was 8d in the £ this half, 7d would suffice. There were no parishes that were much in arrear. For the respective parishes the am,unti, were as follows Eettws. £ 188 Brechfa. A7 Llandebie, £ 440 Llandtfeisant, S.38 Llandilo rural. L524 Urban, £ 164 Llanegwad, £ 180 Llanfihangel Aberytliyick, C97 Cilfargen, £ 6 Llanfynydd, £ 114 Llangathen, £ 120 Llan- eawel. £ 86 Talley; £ 100 Quarterbach, 00. Total, £ 2,126.—Clerk I have prepared the receipts lot these calls. Do you approve of them -Chairman: If we can get a penny down every half-year, we thall all approve of them, RELIEVING OFFICER'S REPORT. The Relieving officer's return for the North District showed that 143 lis had been paid the first week of the for 290 paupers, against £43 103 for OQ5 THE SANITARY AUTHORITY. A reduction in the rate for sanitary purposes was also made from 6d to 5H in the £ That was in accordance with the estimate made in April. He thought they would do, though, thf-y were rather ehoit last year, but it was the estimate, and they might as well stick to it. The total was £ 1,477— It was agreed that preceipt for the amount should be signed. VACANT OFFICES. Some considerable discussion followed as to the conditions of employment rslative to the po&ts of caretaker of the water-works for Cwmamman, and also for the combined post of rate-collector and caretaker for Brynommaii,-In the course of the discnsBion, Mr D. W. Lewis reminded the comment that Mr R. Rees, their collector of Brynamman, had resigned, in consequence of his having won a 6cholarEbip offered by the County Council, and which entitled him to tuition at Cardiff University C AMMANFORD AGAIN. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the Ammanford Slaughter-houses were now in a fair state — Mr Callard said that he had been told that the refuse that had been carried out of the slaughter-houses to put them in that s'ate had had been deposited at the back of the houses of Wind-street, and^ that the people complained creatly 0^ —Chairman (to Inspector) When are vou going dovn there again ? Plenty of wcrk to lolL» up Aoraaafora (l.^bier). BRYNAMMAN ROADS. A reference was made in the report to the state T) ,„ffl1n.-Mr D. W. Lewis was of a road in Bry ouiy kept one man on not surprised at it 1 bey o J He the road now, as they had done 40 years ago. He moved that they should apply to the County Council for an additional road labourer, J. It. Jones I hope, then, they will give us more attention than we give the Parish Council. 410
LLANWINIO. CWMBACH BOARD SCHOOL.—In connection with this School an evening continuation school has been started, under the master- ship of Mr T. Jones. A good number of young men and women have joined in this Praiseworthy movement, which we hope will Prove highly beneficial to the locality. COUNCIL.—The quarterly meeting *M T ^0uncil was held on the 14th inst. Lewis, Cilsant, the chairman. ?n ,Mr W. Richards, Cilfforch, made on a?1CK-°n to the Council to put a gate land; whero ncartw?y passing through his Wlnm, and thfi 1ad hitherto betm the farm. ThnJ"ant,s Preceding him in maintain such cate u TO RCPA,R OR for the time 8'BEING OF RIKF Council came, therefore to ^llfforc^ 1 he leave things in ^™ T0 that it could not do OLHERWI ,?n TT" vention of sub-section 2 ot Section 1-2 nf TL'1 Local Government Act, which is as FOLL "A Parish Council may SUBJECT TQ0^ provisions of this Act with respect to restrictions on expenditure, UNDERTAKE to lepair and maintain all or any of the public footpaths—within their footpaths at the side of the public-road, but this power shall not, nor shall the exercised thercof relieve any other authority or person from any liability with respect to such repair or or Maintained." From the foregoing it is C EAR that the Parish Council has no right to Put A gate at the place indicated, for by so 0°UL§. they would be relieving the tenant .CILFFORCH from his liability to repair or ^,UNTAIN such gate. As there are so ^ERER'T opinions on this important eno 'CCT' PERHAPS, Mr Editor, you will be good reader^! *° ^'ve your v'ew t0 y°ur
Llaudiio Ambulance Class. PRESENTATION TO DR. EVANS. In connection with the Great Western Railway Men's Ambulance Classet, a meeting was held at Llandilo Station on Sunday* last, over which Mr Ludford, Divisional buperintendent presided. He said he thanked the men very much for the honour they had done him in asking him to preside on that agreeable occasion. He was pleased to see so many there, who had given their time and attention in connection with the class, which had for its object the aiding of suffering humanity. They could not live for themselves, and he knew of no higher of christian charity and love. than that which was displayed in connection with the St. John's Ambulance Association, having, as it did, for its object the alleviation of suffering (hear, hear). It was a work which would afford unmitigated satisfaction tn all its members, because he thought there could be nothing that could comfort a man so much, as that he had himself been enabled to alleviate suffering in any shape or form. That the association was needed no one would deny. He himself had seen, and no doubt some of them had, some poor fellow who had been injured, find they could do nothing but look on with helpless sorrow, simply because they did not know what to do. or how to do it. No doubt, for that reason, many lives had been sacrificed, but now for one lost thousands had been aided, at the moment of an accident, or shortly afterwards, until a medical man had come in with his skill, and had brought about a cure, which without the rendering of the first-aid might have resulted in death (hear, hear). It might interest, them to know that in 1888 the Great Western Ambulance Society issued in their first year something like 448 certificates. At the end of 1896 there had been issued in all from that time for the first examination, 2,856 for the second, 825 and for the third, 277. In 1896, the directors, who fully recognised the great good the St. John's Ambulance Association was doing, took steps that resulted in the Grea. Western Ambulance Society bbcoming an iutegral portion of the St. John's Ambulance Association. Royalty, in the person of Princess Christian, was its president. In 1897 there were issued for first examination 3,714 for second, 1,041 for third, 408 whilst this year, up to September 30th, the figures were first, 4 468 second, 1,441 third, 629 so that during the last year there had been a marked increase, and greater than in any previous perioi of their history. He then referred to the necessity of keeping up the knowledge. He hoped the members of that class would keep their knowledge up to date. He was pleased to see that at the Crystal Palace competition a team of five G W.R. men, from Plymouth, secured a third prize, for which two hundred teams competed, and that the same team occupied the fourth position in the contest for the St. John's Ambulance Shields That showed the G.W.R men were not behind, und he hoped that in future examinations they would stand where they ought to-first (cheers). He knew of no class of men whose exertions were more unselfish, and for the good of the community than those of medical men. They had had invaluable aid in the different classes from different medical men, and he found they had had classes conducted by no less than 70 different medical men, and it was a great tribute to them that they had in all cases given thtir services gratuitously, and very often at great inconvenience to themselves. Thev never failpd in thi,. Wind. ness to the classes. He was very pleased to learn the traditions of the service had been maintained by tho gentleman who had acted as instructor to the class (hear, hear). It would be very wrong, indeed, if they did not acknowledge to the fullest extent their obligation to the different medical men who instructed the classeR, and he was sure they ivould agree with him, they were greatly indebted to them. He repeated how pleased he .vas to meet them, and that they had thought of asking him to preside at that function (theeis). He then proceeded to distribute the certificates and badges 3aying some kindly word to each as they received them, and welcoming them into the Association. These receiving first certificates were: Mr Turner, stationmaster Mr G. Cobner, relief clfrk Mr Ben Davies, chief goods clerk Mr W P Morgan, goods clerk Mr James Jones, stationmaster, Derwydd Road Mr D R JjneB, stationmaster, Flairfach Messrs W Dalies, J Beynon, J W Jones, D S Thomas, A H Davies, signal men E Butt, ticket-collector J C Andrews, Dan Jones, porters G E Smith, shunter, and T Phillies (Smith and Son). —Mr Ludford said the certificates and bndgt s were strong evidence of work well and faithfully don3 else they would not be awarded. He had referred to their indebtedness to medical men all orer the line, and he was glud to find they in that class had followed in the foo'steps of other classes with regard to medical men in showing their appreciation of the kindness and skill of the instructor. He then called upon Mr Turner, who said he had very much pleasure, on behalf of the class, in presenting Dr Evans with a walking stick, for what he had done for them. He had instructed them in a thoroughly satisfactory manner, and they all felt, individually and collectively, as he would not take any fee. they thought they might make him some recognition of his services, and had, therefore, pleasure in handing him a gold-mounted ebony walking stick (suitably inscribed) and he (Mr Turner) might add that it was not made in Germany (laughter), but was of British manufacture Dr Evans, in reply, expressed the pleasure it gave him to receive the walking stick at a meeting over which Mr Ludford presided. He was deeply thankful for the kind way in which Mr Ludford had spoken of him. Apart from any fee or gift, it had been a source of great pleasure to him to lecture to the class. It was gratifying to him that 17 out of the 19 presented had passed. It was frequently thought and said by people who knew nothing about it, that the examination was a bit of a farce. Whatever farce it had been in other places, it had not beer. there. Dr Rcid, of Swansea, the examiner, was feriot-like in his examination, and would have out what a pupil knew. He hoped the time would come when that class would not be sathfied with even a third-class prize for stretcher drill (cheers). lIe hoped his memory might never fail w hilst he had that stick in his possession of reminding him of that c!ass. Our representative having been asked to speak, 4r:<1 having done so, Mr Cobner moved a vote of thanks to Mr Ludford for presiding on the occasion at some inconvenience. They all knew tow much at heart Mr Ludford had the gOld of tht- ambulance classes. Mr Butt seconded. In reply, Mr Ludford said he scarcely needed tharks, as it was a work of pleasure to him to come amongst those with whom he had to deal with in daily life One could not havo to do in such a big system as the G. W.Railway for some many year, without feeling a childlike affection for it. Some one told him one day that he was part and parcel of the G.W.Railway. His reply was that he liked the system he liked its people and liked its men (cheers). Mr Cobner said they had one more duty 10 Ph a— an<^ was thank the secretary for e e leient way in which he had serve d them whi?hSnWw secon<?ed by Mr J. W. Joii, s and to Mr Davii»B*Ian8 a. cle(i ''i8 word of pra'se, describing Mr DavipfG'V101? T b(iu= indefatigable. The meeting then elrsed.
L I, A N E O I I) V w DEATH OF MR DAVID PHILLIPS. — We regret to announce the death of Mr David Phillips (" Starting "), who passed away after a short illness on Sunday morning. He was one ol the oldest inhabitants of the parish, and a celebrity whose reminiscences of bye- gone convivial meetings at Llanboidy were most amusing to listen to. His genial countenance, and hail-fellow well met" spirit of approach will be missed and mourned by a great many of his old friends in the days of lang syne. THE NEW VICAR.—The Rev Lewis Jones, late Vicar of Taffechan, who has accepted the preferment of Llanboidy, read himself in at the morning service on Sunday last. A large congregation was present to witness the ceremony, the like of which had not been seen in this church for over thirty years. Many of the congregation, possibly, had been attracted to gratify their curiosity, as such occasions occur so rarely; others agam anticipated the great pleasure of listening to a very eloquent sermon, as there had been an echo throughout the parish that the rcvei end gentleman is a profound preacher, and an orator of 110 mean order an ardent workei amongst his flock and his family most agreeable neighbours. If this be true, and sincerely hope it is so, then Llanboidy be a locality to be envied by other p aces, seeing we already have the Rev D. S. a"'Sfand ^ev William Thomas both m 1e,lont ranks of Nonconformist preachers in V. ales. 1
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Carmarthenshire Standing Joint Committee. The quarterly meeting of the Carmarthen- shire Standing Joint Committee was held at the Shire-hall, Carmarthen, on Wednesday. Mr H. J. Thomas, Llanfynydd, presided. There were also present: Colonel Lewes, Llysnewydd; Mr Joseph Joseph, Llan- gennech Lieut.-General Sir James Hills- Johnes, V.C., G.C.B. Dr. Henry Lawrence, Narberth Mr J. S. Tregoning Mr Joseph Mayberry, Llanelly Mr W. N. Jones, Tirydail Mr Ernest Trabshaw, Llanelly Mr A. H. Jones, Penrallt; Mr C. W. Jones, Carmarthen Rev. W. Thomas, Whitland Mr John Johns, Parceithin Mr John Rees, Dolgwm Mr D. Watkins, Llandovery Mr C. E. Morris, Penbryr Mr J. Ll. Thomas, Tanlan Sir James Drummond, Bart. Mr John Phillips, Caerlleon Mr T. Jones, Penronw Mr J. L. Thomas, Pontardulais the Clerk (Mr T. Jones) the Deputy Clerk (Mr T. Douglas Jones) the Chief Constable (Captain Philipps); the Treasurer (Mr R. Peel Price), and the Surveyor (Mr D. Phillips). CONDOLENCE. The Chairman proposed a vote of con- dolence with the family of the late Mr D. Long Price, county treasurer. The motion was carried unanimously, the members rising to their feet in dead silence. CRIME IN THE COUNTY. The Chief Constable, in his report, stated that 539 had been proceeded against during the quarter, as compared with 829 during the corresponding quarter last year. Of these, 96 were proceeded against for b drunkenness 57 for vagrancy, and 22 for indictable offences, of whom two were committed for trial, 15 were summarily convicted, and five discharged. 111 persons had been proceeded against under the Swine Fever Movement Order. Of these, 88 were convicted. 81 were fined sums varying from 6d to 25 6d six were fined 5s and under and one had been fined 20S. The Clerk said that the fines imposed in these cases by the magistrates were so small that they would never stamp out swine- fever. The Chief Constable said that the discharge of the duties of inspectors under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act interfered with the ordinary duties of the police, except eight constables were added to the force. He expiained that the apparent decrease in the crime was due to the fact that a large batch of summonses for rates at Llanelly were included in last year's returns. THE LINGUISTIC ABILITIES OF THE FORCE. Mr John Johns asked how many members of the force were able to speak Welsh and to read and write Welsh. The Chief Constable said that hes could say how many spoke Welsh; but he could not say how many were able to read and write it. Mr John Johns moved that at the next meeting the Chief Constable produce a return giving that information,and where the officers were stationed, and of what rank. Rev W. Thomas seconded the motion. Mr W. N. Jones Will you add a rider to the effect that the same information be given regarding the members of the Standing Joint Committee? Mr John Johns I move my motion. You can move an amendment, if you like. The Chief Constable said he believed they were all able to speak Welsh except one or two. Mr John John said that by "speaking Welsh," he meant having such a knowledge of it as to be able to describe the clothes, peculiarities, and general appearance of a prisoner. The motion was carried unanimously. THE SALARIES OF SUPERIN- TENDENTS. The Chief Constable recommended that a scale of pay be fixed for the Supts. at the following rates :—On appointment, £ I 60 after two years, ZzSo after five years, Z200 after ten years, Z220. If the com- mittee did not give an advance, he could give each superintendent a constable to look after his horse, as he was empowered to do. This would cost the County about £150; the Government Inspector had asked him already why he did not do so. Rev W. Thomas moved that the report of the committee who had investigated the matter be adopted, viz., that no increase be made in the salaries. He produced figures showing that the Carmarthenshire super- intendents were better paid than any in Wales. Sir James Hills-Johnes moved that the matter be referred back to the committee. Sir James Drummond seconded. The former proposition was carried by the casting vote of the chairman—the voting being 11 against ir. Z, I( mally, it was agreed, on the proposition of Mr E Irubshaw, that the Clerk should bring to the next meeting a table showing how superintendents were paid in the oth £ police foices in South Wales. THE SWINE FEVER ORDER. The Clerk asked if the eight additional members required for the police force were so wanted in consequence of the Swine Fever Movement Order. The Chief Constable said that the constables were called up night and day, and no man in a single station was consequently able to attend properly to his patrol-duty. said lie had reason to believe that the order would shortly be rescinded. Col. Gwynne Hughes ■' I am told it is increasing lately. L The Clerk If it is increasing, God help us Col. J wynne-Hughes moved that eight additional constables be added to the force. Mr John Johns moved that the question be adjourned until the next meeting. In the meantime the order would probably be rescinded. Mr Joseph Joseph seconded. Sir James Hills-Johnes suggested that some of the old pensioned constables be I appointed temporarily for this work. The Chief Constable They would be no good unless you have them all over the county. MrW. N. Jones called attention to the fact that at a former meeting the committee had decided that power to issue these permits be given to County Councillors, District Council- lors, and chairmen of Parish Councils. The Board of Agriculture had declined to sanction that proposal; but he moved that application be again made to the Board for the purpose. Mr John Phillips, in seconding, said that if this order remained in force much longer, there would soon be no pigs to be had. A person had to go, perhaps, ten miles to get an order to move a sow and then if the order was any good, by the time it was obtained, no other sow on the farm could be moved for fourteen days. This would practically put a stop to the bleeding of pigs. Mr W. N. Jones altered his motion so as only to include magistrates and County Councillors. Sir James Hills-Johnes asked if any man who was busy that day would be bothered to be called up in the night to give orders to twenty fellows with pigs which were round the corner. It was ludicrous to expect anybody to do it. There ought to be men appointed fcr the work. Mr C. E. Morris said that if they appointed eight men additional to the force, the order might be rescinded in a few months, and the addition would be a perpetual burden on the county. Colonel Gwynne-Hughes suggested that eight men be appointed temporarily for the purpose. The Chief Constable said that he would not appoint men on such terms. He would not appoint men over whom he would not have control. Mr \V. N. Jones' motion was carried by 13 votes to 6. COUNTY LOCK-UP, CARMARTHEN. It was decided to attend to the south side of this building, which was subsiding. It was decided also to build a small office for Sergeant at the same place the county work at present being transacted in the kitchen. ANOTHER POLICEMAN. Mr J. LI. Thomas moved That inasmuch as Llanelly Parish has a population of over 3,000, a resident police constable be placed there, and, if necessary, that an addition to the County Police Force of one constable be made for the purpose." This was carried unanimously.
Swice Fever in Carmarthenshire. AN INCREASE IN THE CARMARTHEN DISTRICT. A meeting of the General Purposes Com- mittee of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at the Shire Hall on Wed- nesday. Sir James Hills-Johnes presided. There were also present Mr D. Watkins, Llandovery Mr W. N. Jones, Tirydail Mr W N Jones, Tirydail Mr H. J. Thomas, Llanfynydd Dr R. L. Thomas, St,. Clears Mr J. Ll. Thomas, Tanlan Mr John Phillips, Caerlleon Mr John Rees, Dolgwm Mr John John, I arceithin Colonel Gwynne Hughes, Glancothi Mr J. S. Tregoning, Llanelly Mr J. W. Gwynne-Hughes, Tregib Mr T. Jones, Penronw Mr Joseph Maybery the Clerk (Mr T. Jones); and the Deputy Clerk (Mr T. Douglas Jones). The Inspector for the Carmarthen division reported five cases of anthrax and seven of swine fever had occurred since the last meeting. Swine-fever had broken out, in the prrishes of ConwiJ, Newchurch, Llanllawddog, and Llanpumpsaint. Eight, pigs had died, and 93 had been slaughtered. G,192 declarations for the moving of pigs had been issued in the Carmarthen division during the quarter. Rev W. Thomas asked if the swine-fever was increasing or decreasing. Mr J. R. Rees, the veterinary inspector, said that in his district there was an increase. In the Llandilo division the sheep-scab season had set in somewhat earlier than usual. Two cases of swine-fever had occurred and a case of anthrax. 3,828 declarations had been issued by the public during the quarter. In answer to various questions, Mr J. F. Rees said that the holding of a post-mortem examination in the case of anthrax tended rather to spread the disease, as the bacilli multiplied rapidly when exposed to the atmosphere. It was well to bury the animals at once aftr they died, without cutting them up. It was decided, after discussion, however, that the veterinary inspector should hold a post-mortem in all cases ot anthrax. The Clerk referred to the fact that a pro- position was to came before the next meeting of the County Council to revoke the Swine Fever Movement Order. He thought at any rate they should go in for defining an area for its operation, as there was no swine river in the part of the county. Dr R. L. Thomas said there were no cases on the other side of the Cowin. The Clerk produced a copy of the Sheep Scab Order had come into force on the 1st October. It was a lengthy document and the council were required to make bye-laws dealing with sheep-scab. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for putting the order in force, the committee to meet on Tuesday next.
Ecclesiastical News. DIOCESE OF ST. DAVID'S At a special service held in the chapel of St. John the Baptist in Abergwili Palace on Monday, the following appointments were made by the Lord Bishop of St. David's :— Rev. William Lloyd, B.A., late curate of aynor, Brecon, to the perpetual curacy of laliechann, Brecon. Patron, the Rev James Griffiths, M.A., rector of Llanthetty. Rev Daniel Arthur Rowlands, B.A., late curate of LI an bed r, Ystradwy, Radnor, to the curacy of Monkton, Pembroke. Rev Edward Alexander Weale, B.A. late curate of Llanbedr, Poincastle, aud Llanddew- fach, Radnor, to the curacy of Beguildv Radnor. •y' Rev Richard Robert Jones, and curate of Beguildy, to the curacy of Maenclochog, Pem- broke. c Rev John Williams, B.A., to the curacy of Llanddewi, with lvnelston, Glamorgan.
Marriage of the IIon. Walter Fitz- Urian Eice, Dynevor Castle. There was a large and fashionable assembly on Wednesday afternoon, October 12th, at St. George's Church, Hanover-square, London, W., to witness the marriage of the Hon. W. Fitz-Urian Rice, and Lady Margaret Child Villiers. The bridegroom is a lieutenant in, the Carmarthen Artillery, W. Division R.A. a J.P. for Carmarthenshire, and the only son of Lord Dynevor (Arthur de Cardonnel Rice), sixth Baron, is a J.P. and D.L., and a county councillor (Llandebie Division) for Carmar- thenshire, of Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, and grandson of the late Hon. Arthur Lascelles and the bride is the eldest daughter of the Right Hon the Earl of Jersey (Victor Robert George Child Villiers), granddaughter of Lord Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, and niece of the Duke of Westminster, of Eaton Hall, Chester. The service was fully choral, and the church handsomely decorated with tall palms, banked with white flowering plants and ferns, and the altar had been specially refilled for the occasion. The nup- tial ceremony was very impressively con- ducted by the Rev. Hon. William Talbot Rice, M.A., rector of St. Peter-le- Bailey Oxford (uncle of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev W. H. Draper,A-I.A., rector of Middle- ton, Stoney, Bicester, Oxon, and the Rev- David Anderson, M.A., rector of St. George's Hanover-Square, W. The bride arrived with her father, the Earl of Jersey, who, during the singing of the hymn 0, Jesus, I have promised, conducted her to the chancel entrance, where the first portion of the service was said, and in due course gave her away. A bevy of no less than 10 bridemaids, awaited the arrival of Lady Margaret Villiers at the entrance to the church. The young ladies were Lady Mary Child Villiers, Lady Beatrice Child Villiers (sisters of the bride), the Hon Gladys Rice, the Hon. Gweullian Clare Rice (sisters of the bride- groom), the Hon. Eila Frances Peel (daughter of Viscount Peel), Miss Violet Agnes Evelyn Leigh (daughter of the Hon. E. Chandos Leigh), who is engaged to be married to Mr 19 Bertram Hardy, of Dunstall Hall, Stafford- shire (cousins of the bride), the Hon. Averil Vivian (daughter of Lord Swansea), the Hon Anna Douglas Laurence (daughter of Lord Laurence), Lady Katharine Lucy Stanhope (daughter of Earl Stanhope), and Miss Caro- line Julia Georgina Jenkins (daughter of Lady Caroline Jenkins), cousin of the bride. They were charmingly gowned in white glace silk and chiffon, with fisehus of lace and pale blue chiffon sashes. Thev also wore black satin hats, with ostrich plumes. The Hon. Walter Rice's presents to them were torquoise am pearl crescents and nosegays of white roses and lilies of the valley, in foliage, tied with blue ribbons en suite. Master Henry Sydney Charles Peyton (son of Sir Algernon and Lady Peyton, of Swift's House, Bicester), acted as page, picturesquely costumed in pale blue satin and lace collar, and three-cornered hat, ar.d performed his duties with great grace. The bridegroom was supported by Lord Jedburgh (Robert Schomberg Ken), only son of the Marquis of Lothian, P.O., who acted as" best man." Lady Margaret Villiers looked remarkably well in a very handsome wedding gown" of lovely white duchesse satin, the skirt being arranged with a flouitce of real old family Brufisel's lace, starting from the waist and arranged in front and around the hem. The full Court train of the same white duchesse satin was lined with white silk and trimmed with chiffon. The bodice had a transparent yoke of chiffon and long transparent sleeves arranged with some real old family Brussels lace. Her blonde veil covered a tiara of real orange blossoms, and she wore a turquiose and diamond crescent the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a neat bridal bouquet of rare exotics tied with white satin streamers en suite. During the service the hymns 0, perfect Love, all human thoughtstranscending" and "Lead us Heaven- ly Father, lead us," were sung with: great effect. The reception given by the Countess of Jersey, at 25, St.. James's place, kindly lent by the Hon. Sir Stafford and Lady Xorthcote, was largely attended among those present and at the church being the Lord Chancellor of England, the Countess of Halsbury and the Hon. Evelyn Gifford the Russian Embassador, Viscount Hood and the Hon Miss Hood, Viscount Villiers, the Hon Arthur Villiers, Mr P Ralli, Mrs Usher, Miss Kenneth Forster, Sir Bernard and Lady Samuelson, the Hon G Wallop, the Rev D V Johnson, the Hon Robert Grosvenor, M de la Fontaine, Lord and Lady Mount Stephen, Lord Dynevor, Miss Lewis, Sir Stafford and Lady Northcote, Lady Ampthill, Lord I and Lady Sherborne, Mrs Close, Mrs W W Grantham, Lady Flower, and Miss Flower, Mr and Mrs Edward Sassoon, Lady and Miss Constance Gough Calthorpe, Mr and Mrs Hilton Price, Mrs Vaughan Davies, Mrs a.id Miss Wingfield, Lady Bateman, Mr and Mrs Charles Fano, D. Williamson, the Dowager Lady Westbury, Mrs Field, Mrs Montgomery, I Mr and Miss Montgomery, Mr W D Little, Mrs Samuels, Lady Swanea, Lady Frank, Lady Lawrence, Sir Dixon and Lady Hart- land, Mr Walter and Mrs H. Harries, Mr Lee, Misses Van Wart, Mr and Mrs E. Campbell, Mr Herbert Morgan, Miss Raymond Baker, Lady Llangattock, Mr and Hon. Mrs Shelley, Mrs Calthorpe, Lady Charlotte Jenkins, Mrs G H Dawkins, Colonel and Mrs Joyce, Mr William Gillett, Mrs Charles Van Raalte, Mrs F. O. Macmillan, Miss Macmillan, Countess ess of Galloway, Mrs Robert Benson, Mr and Mrs Morris, Glyn, Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., Lady Jenkins, Miss Jenkins, Lady Edward Cavendish, the Hon Mrs Dugdale, t h.) Hon Mrs Newdigate. Afterwards the Hot. Walter and Lady Margaret Rice left for Osterley Park, Middlesex, a seat of the Earl of Jersey, where the early days of the honey- moon were spent The going away gown was of beige cloth of a pale blue shade, trimmed with velvet, and brown velvet hat. The happy couple were the recipients of some hundreds of valuable presents from all classes and ranks of society. The newly- wedded couple are to arrive at Dynevor Castle on Friday (to-day). An account of the festivities will appear in our next issue.
ST. C L E A R S. GAMBLING.—At St. Clears fair on Wednesday week, P.C. David Lewis, of Abergwili, when in plain clothes saw John I O'Connor, a hawker, doing the ten-card trick. He had a pack of twenty cards and sold a pair for a penny. One was given to the purchaser, and the other retained by the banker. Then the purchaser and whoever first drew a duplicate of his cird had 6d; the b nkcr always making 4d j profit. Defendant was selling bootlaces as a blind." He was arrested, and taken before Professor Jones next day at Carmarthen. He was discdarged on the payment of 3s nd costs.
L L ANGEND EIR N E j HAR\ EST THANKSCtViXG SERVICES. The members of the Parish Church at Llangen- dcirne held then harvest thanksgiving services on Thursday, the 13th inst. Favourable weather prevailed throughout the day, and crowded congretations attended both after- noon and evening services. Previous to the occurrence the sacred edifice was most tastefully decorated under the able super- vision of the respected Vicar (the Rev D Williams) by the following ladies, viz. Mrs Williams, Vicarage; Miss Rees, Vicarage • Mrs Thomas, Lodge; Mrs James, Pont- antwn Factory Miss Davies, Peneelly Farm, and Mrs Wilhamg, fyrtranch, to whom ercat credit is due. It I have omitted some of the names of the decorators, I hope I will be pardoned, as it was the labour that drew my attention, and not the labourers. The officiating clergy were the Rev Mr Jones, \icar of Trelcch, and the Rev Mr Lloyd, curate of St. Ann's, Cwmffwrd, Carmarthen, Needless to say, eloquent sermons were delivered by the rev. gentlemen, and all present seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed the appropriate topics of the gospel on which they based their remarks. Very satisfactory collections were made in aid of the Curates' Aid Society, and the Carmarthenshire Infirmary.—ELACHISTOTEKQS, Pontantwn,
6' Cycling. Running down cases, with serious results, seem to be on the increase. What about the cat" t for the miscreants ? After all this road-hogism" is but another form of '• hooliganism," the only slight difference being that the possession of a smart horse and trap makes the owner appear to be a gentleman. The importation of pure Para rubber combined with skilful manufacture, and delicate attention to all minor detail in their construction, is doubtless the true secret of the success of the now famous Dunlop tyre. Like a certain household requisite the public will have no other." The N.C.U. have been doing some good work lately in erecting several danger-boards where they are mostly needed. This is the sort of thing which places the Union on the topmost pinnacle of popularity, to be apt with a simile. This, and the legal support in cases of assault upon cyclists will do more to popularise the N.C.U. than any amount of wrestling with the difficult amateur question. At one time of day it was quite safe to be out and about on one's bicycle after nightfall; but it seems nowadays that it is just a little bit risky to be riding alone and on a lonesome road when darkness has set in. Judging by the many cases of assault and robbery which have been lately per- petrated upon cyclists riding at night, it really looks as though a new Dick Turpin and party were attempting to revive the glories of the past. These knights of the road will have to be suppressed as the game is getting just a trifle serious. Here again the cat" would come in nicely. There are not many poetical humorists to be found in the world of wheels, at any rate not of that class whose writings are genuinely clever and amusing. There are men who are for everlast- ingly penning doggerel verse in the visitors' books at houses of call on the road. They can't help it, and nobody takes much notice of their soul-grating effusions. But when one of the real sort presents his work for notice, we are all pleased to peruse his witty lines. The good old Stanley club possess such a genius in a member who signs himself Winkle," and his poems would make you curl up with laughter like the little shell-fish whence this poet takes his cognomen. A fine capture was made of a road terror the other day, and every cyclist will be glad to hear of the fact. The pest had been in the habit of way- laying lady cyclists and his last act was that of robbery with violence upon a young lady, well connected. The robber walked off with the lady's purse after violently handling her but the police were fortunately informed in good time, and as several of the constables possessed bikes, they were soon scouring the country roads in search of the miscreant. They were rewarded by an early capture and the villain is now in durance vile awaiting orders from the judge—and the nine-tailed scarifier. One of the chief features at the Shows will probably be a good display of brakes of all kinds- band-brakes, plunger brakes, lever brakes and pneumatic brakes, and in fact several other startling novelties in this connection. Considering the number of fatalities and serious accidents which have happened during ihe past season through the absence of brakes, or their failure to be effective at the critical moment, this branch of the two great annual exhibitions should be well patronised. There is a fortune to be made in the absolutely reliable brake; not the one that only acts under certain conditions. A contemporary hits the j'ih nail on the head when it points out thedifficuhy of obtainiliga bbd for machines at railway stations. Why should not the companies have a small box on the platform of each important railway station containing labels for the use of cyclists? It would be only an inlinitcssimal expense and would leave the railway servants free to cope with the invariably over- whelming mountains of ordinary luggage which one sees so often on the platforms of the large termini. The suggestion is well worth the consideration of the progressive railway directorates. The new Dunlop tyre for 18:)¡ is a very smart- looking article, in addition to which of course it is perfectly made. The writer was shown a sample of the improved tyre the other day. and noticed that as usual the company have put some splendid work into its make-up. One thin wire now circles the rim three times instead of the one circlet ",l]:c11 has hitherto been used. Ti:" attaching and detaching of the new tyre is also much easier of manipulation, and again sciother good point is that the tyie now stands out farther from the rim. which in its turn is deeper than the old pattern. The other diy. the Lord Chief J tuciec announced his. intcntiou of patronising an important liugby football match. his lorddup demonstrated ill 1-1 nrc.c'ara'. i. ufi' by doing til" kick-off wiiii all the grace aud dignity becoming to the first oi Her ?Iajcsty\- Xow a- a ver\ good ••sate" re-tilted, ruin u-<: something of the sort —we can liav<i!v it all extra "-be infused into c'. de racing ucxt season ? by should not Mr. Balfour judge occasionally at., say, a championship meeting, or Lord l!os berry show an enthusiastic crowd how lie describes the last letter of the alphabet when riding a cycle. Again Lord Wolseley could tire the pistol and the Sirdar might direct the pacing operations, ill fact one could go on ad infinitum with suggestions of this kind, which rcrd'v require only to be put into practice to revive the sport beyond the grandest dreams of the racing enthusiasts. Now is the winter of our discontent," but let us hope it will not bring about too much discontent- ment in our hearts. Summer has been exceptionally good this year and the cyclist has nothing to hnd fault with 011 that score. Those riders who can extend their sen on should not. fail to do so for au October or early MovcrnVr ride is not a tiling to be dreaded on the contrary some exceptionally good cycling has been done at these periods of the year especially when the ra.m holds up. There is always sufficient mist about at night and morning to do the necessary work of keeping the road surface in proper condition. The first mile championship of the N.C.U. that was ever ridden was won by H. L. Cortis at Stamford Bridge, on June 12th. 187U. The long Wanderer's time for the distance on this occasion was 2 mins. 59], sees., and this on on a solid-tyred ordinary ridden on an unbanked cinder tracit Think of this ye latter-day champions How does this time under the conditions mentioned compare with that made on a fast banked cement track with the further fneedy aid of pneumatic tyres in the recent mile championship of the London Centre. It took E. J. Caliaglian 2 mins. 43 sees, to win this. Cortis was only 10 sees, slower; but of course they went all the way from start to finish in those days, excepting of course when they went over the handle-bars in the middle of Uw home straight.
LLANDILO. SCHOOL Board. —The monthly meeting of the the Sell'>ol Board was hnld on the Gth inst. The members present wern Mr L. N. Powell (chairman), and Messrs Morgan Davies, Henry W. Thomas, D. Lewis, J. Richards, Rees Jenlsins, James Rees, J. R. Jones, and J,-hn H.triis.-The Finance Committee had ex.iminod the quarterly aud other accounts, and found them satisfactory.—Brynamman Schousl A moitgage fm the loan of at 2 j per cent was entered into with the 1).NV.L.C. for the improvement of the Brynamman School. The Commissioners certificate for the amount to the Treasurer of the Board was produced. — The New Sckuol The Chairman and Messrs Teel and Morgan Davies were elected mana.gbr, of tGe new saho.d. Mr W. D. Griffiths, of Gl>nderweu, was appoineed as'istant-master of the new school at a salary of £ o J per annum. Miss C. M. Jones, 12, New-road, was appointed sewiug-mistress at a salary (,f :1:>: a year. Prccepts for paying the expenses of the Board for the current halt-year were issued at Gi in the £ — The Accounts of the Board for the financial year ended 21>th September were examined and Tlte Salaries: On the proposition of Mr Morgan Davies, seconded by Mr J. It. Joces, it was resolved that the scale of sabries of head teachers be altered so that where the average attendance was under 90, the salary fixed be £ 10:^ and wheie it was between !)0 and under 100, the salary be £ 110 tived. Mr_J R Jones gave notice to move that the scale of salaries tc assistant teachers be recomidered.-Salem School Miss May Lewis, of Pwll lUu, Glanamman, was appointed assistant mwtrrss, Artie.e (j:, for this school, at a salarv ol £ -^5. The kite for the proposed School at Ffairfdch A letter with regard to this was read from Mr Dudley Drummond, in which lie stated that the price of the whole field near the W orkoouse would be ,£:6,\ and for three-quarters of an acre. The Clerk was instructed to couimuDcate with Mr Drunnnond with a view to get him to reunce the terms.—-Glanamman Schools Mr D G Jones,Biaenau, Festiniog, was appointed assistant master of the Higher Grade Department of the Glana:nmia Sjh 101 at a salary ot £ 'J. — The Rtsiynation of the Hon Walter F Jiice At. the la-t meeting of the Board it was reslJlvcd to ask the, Hon Walter F Kiee t<> re consider his decision to resign the inendnvdiiij of the Board. In reply he wrote as follows — Midd'eton Park, Bicester, 5th September, 18:13. Gentlemen, — I am most extremely obliged to you for your generous and kind offer in asking me to remain on the Llandilo School B"ard, which I shall be most happy to do. I consider it a most graceful act to ask irw 1.1 ClI, and you are paying me a veiy high iL. aic!i I can assure you I fully appreciate. ours faitr.^ 'y, W F Kick. But exact y a month later,^ Mi bv.ee wrote from Dynevor Castie as foliows GentiJUH n, — I have been re-considering my dec.sion to remain on the Llandilo School Bad, and hive rome to the con -lu-ion I ought not to remain, as i am leaving the count* and could not possibly do any work on the so I b-g to tender my le-ignati n. I must again thank you all mo^t hwirnly_ for hauug asked me last ti~J» to re-consider my decision, whuli I felt and d<> fee! was a great honour.—Yours faith- I felt and do feel was a great honour.—Yours faith- fully, NVALrzu F iilCJS."