CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Shire Hall, -on Tuesday Mr John Lewis, mayor, presiding-. There were also presentAldermen J. B. Arthur; Walter Spurrell:; William Evans; L. D. Thomas; Councillors John Morgans; John Lloyd; W. II. Martin: H. S Holmes; John Crossman; John Jenkins; Dunn Williams; W Gibbon; Oliver tlbnew; George James; David Williams; Thomas Williams; Ilev. A. Fuller Mills and E. Collier. THE ALL-NIGHT LAMPS. Arising out of the minutes, Mr. John Lloyd pro- posed that the all-night lamps which the Council had granted at Johnstown, and Park Hall should not be lit until August 1st, th same as all the other lamps. Mr. Spurrell seconded and it was earried. CORRESPONDENCE. The Clerk read a letter asking the Council for a subscription towards the Building Fund of the National Library of Wales. Mr. Vincent Howell Thomas, proposed that "any one who liked to subscribe could do so," Mr. John Lloyd seconded. Rev. A. Fuller Mills said they should not dismiss it so summarily as that. The National Library of Wales was something of importance to the Prin- cipality and all the Councils throughout Wales haJ subscribed towards it. Were they in Carmarthen, whien was so near Aberystwyth, going to dismiss the matter without even consideration? On the suggestion of Mr. Mills, it was decided to consider the matter at the next monthly meeting of the < 'ouncil. THE BULWARKS. The Town Clerk said he had received an answer from the G.W.R. Co. with regard to the complaint ntadc bv Aid. Wm. Evans that the access to the bulwark had been cut off by the G.W.R. men on Good Friday. Having heard the letter read, several members said it was evident that the solici- to the Company ,,¡,<1 misunderstood the com- print. Mr. Wm. Evans pointed out that it was the right °f way to the bulwark that was under discussion. On the proposition of the Rev. A. F. Mills, it was decided that the Clerk should write to them again Pointing out that what was complained of was the butting-off the access to the bulwark on the side of tlw river. BEE-KEEPING. A letter wa.s read from the County Authority ask- illg the Council if they desired a centre at Car- ftlarthcl1 for the teaching of bee-keeping. The Town Clerk said the cost would be JB6. Last the Council decided not to have such a centre. A similar resolution was again passed. TELEGRAPH OFFICE IN LAMMAS STREET. A letter was received from the Postmaster with regard to representations made for a telegraph and telephone office in Lammas-street. The Town Clerk explained that he had seen the Postmaster with regard to the matter. The tele- jsraphs did not pay at present in the town, and the Posmaster had unofficially expressed the opinion that ho did not think the request would be granted. However, a communication had been sent to the Department in London, and their reply wa.s being awaited. The Mayor thought there should be at any rate a telephone in Lammas-street, so that residents resid- ing in that end of the town desirous of sending a ay telegrams might hand them in at Lammas- street Office for transmission over the 'Phone to the head office in King-street. It would be very Convenient for residents of Johnstown and Lammas- Ktroer and the district. There was such a system in /Pendine. Rev. Fuller Mills said he understood that to con- v-t the office in Lammas-street into a telegraph .fi.('f> would necessitate considerable change in the building et a big expense. He did not think there was any objection to a telephone. It was' decided to await the reply from the De- partment in London. CRICKET IN THE PARK. A letter was read on behalf of the Model School IIOY,, and another from Mr. S. Tudor Hanks on behalf of the Carmarthen Cricket Club, applying for permission to play cricket inside the track in the The latter, whose application was refused at the last meeting, offered to pay for the use of the round. Mr. J. Crossman moved that permission be given to all. Rfv. Fuller Mills' seconded, and Mr. John Lloyd foIIJpportcd. Mr. D. Williams said he thought the Park was (Jnly to be used by children under a certain age. Mr. Holmes Concurred, and pointed out that a resolution had been passed a year ago to that effect. Though not against granting the application, he said they had received complaints before, and it was #III It(, pasv to send the ball from the centre of the field over the grand stand. It was decided that all children under 12 years of 2'(> be allowed to play inside the track, the applica- tion of Mr. Hanks not being entertained. Mr. John Lloyd—Will the children have to bring certificates with them? (laughter). ALL-NIGHT LIGHT. A letter was received from Mr. Morgan, secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, asking for an all-night light in Fancis-terracc near the coalyard. Mr. John Lloyd-If we are going to entertain them all, we will have five or six at the next meet- ig. There are many places which want an all- night light. Mr. Crossman—Yes, there is a place by the Foun- dry black as ink. j MI". W. V. Howell Thomas said he was of opinion that, the town should be well lit, and, on his pro- P°sjt;ion- seconded by Mr. George James, a com- *V'ttee was appointed to go round the town, and re- Port as to places requiring all-night lights. Alr. E. V. Collier drew attention to the fact that tne earth works behind Morfa,-lane was being filled old debris. It was stated that the property had now been sod to a private person. Mr. George James said it was a pity that such an Ilt(,r;eal landmark should be destroyed without an i "FfO"t being made on the part of the Council to save I J. Mr. H. S. Holmes said that this historical land- mark had been made a stalking horse to the Council Itnd they had been done. The Surveyor was instructed to see into the matter. MYRDDIN CRESCEivrr. trait '°tter was received from Mr. Rees Davies. cen- to i f>r- regretting the decision of the Council n«t MvhV °°s^ making the new road at the- m Crescent- Mr. Davies maintained that bv be°UnCl1 to enc°«rage private enterprise Mr 8nn a Par*' V10 expense of new road-making-, the U€l Saicl iiad altere(J mind traduction of the new Budget, and h« thought I the Council should boar the co"t of laying the drain- age. The building trade was slack, and working- men wanted houses. In view of the Budget pro posals he thought they would be able to reduce the rates in 1915 (Voices: "Never."). Mr. Samuel gave notice of motion to bring the matter of the making of new roads up at the next meeting. j' THE PARK AGAIN. The Town Clerk reported the receipt of a cheque for JS148 8s. lLd. from the Sports and Attractions Committee which was recently dissolved. The amount represented the balance in hand which it had been decided to hand over to the Corporation. Rev. A. F. Mills suggested that the money should be devoted towards making a public bowling green. So far as the sports were concerned they were finished and the track was at an end (cries of No."). Restaurant keepers of the town were com- plaining bitterly of the fact that there were no attractions in the town on Bank Holidays. It was decided to place the money oil deposit in the bank in the name of the Mayor and the Town Clerk, the interest accruing to be annually handed over to the district funds of the Corporation. RESIGNATION. Mr. James Evans tendered his resignation as inspector under the Shops Act. It was decided to accept it with thanks for past services. INCREASE IN SALARY An application for an increase in salary was re- ceived from the Rate Collector. It was pointed out that his present salary was £ 200 per annum, out of which he had to pay two clerks, a total of JB80. After a great deal of discussion, it was decided to grant him JB20 increase. PONDSIDE. Aid. Wn-1. Evans moved that the Surveyor be instructed to do the necessary repairs at Pondsi e. Mr. D. Williams moved that instructions' be given to the owners of the pond to clean it. Mr. J. B. Arthur said that at one time this was considered the most beautiful walk in the neighbour, hood, but it broke up as soon as the tinworks was closed. He should like to see it repaired, and hoped the Council would try to get permission to lay pipes from the Gwili to the pond, so as to have a good supply of water in it. Air. John Lloyd said he would support him, if the owners of the adjoining fields would have to pay for the pipe laying, as they could utilise this to water the fields. Mr. Howeli Thomas—Don't you think it is rather a dangerous precedent; if we do this we will be called upon at all times to repair paths. Mr. Crossman said lie was not at all against re- pairing it, but they would have to bear in mind what Mr Thomas; said. Mr. Thomas Williams-I think we ought to repair our own property first, and not go outside. Mr. Spurrell said the Council would make it clear that there would be no liability on them in the future. v. Fuller Mills proposed that a small commit- tee be appointed, and that they, accompanied by the burveyor, should visit the place, and bring in a report and estimate at the next meeting. Mr. Crossman seconded. A committee was then appointed. The next item was to consider the question of re- moving part of The gravel bank below the new rail- way bridge. It was decided to give 2s. to the boatmen for every ton brought to the Quay.
j ABERGWILI JOTTINGS (By "Merlin.") A specially convened meeting of the Abergwili Parish Council, was held at the National Schools on Saturday last, to appoint an overseer for the Parish j instead of Mr. D. Morgans, Rhydyfwyalchen, who had claimed exemption on the ground that he was a collector of Income ffax. Mr. Thomas, Cwmpark, and Mr. James, Cefnhenllan, were then proposed, and it was found that an equal number of votes had been recorded for each. The chairman, Mr. D. Phillips, Pencnwc. by his casting vote decided in favour of Mr. James. rpi^ ft!H r°P°rt the Bazaar, which was held on I hursday, will appear in next week's issue. Heartiest congratulations to Mr. D. J. Evans, AberiL'wili, in carrying away thp second prize in a clay pigeon competition held recently at Gorslas. A beautiful cross has been placed on the Altar in V'n,S1 Church- to tho memory of Miss Alicia Maud (Poppie; Da vie*, the late organist of our Church. It was the unanimous wish of the parish- loners that something should be done to commemor- ate in some way her sterling services to the Church sh*> loved so well. At a meeting of Churchpoople it wa.s decided that Miss M. Jones, Bronwydd House and Miss Ciss'ie Davies. Llwyntcg, should collect these ladies experienced no difficulty in raising a substantial sum as everyone was keenlv desirious of helping m such a noble cause. Miss Poppie Davies. the deceased, was our organist for many year. IInd her premature death some Al7hn,„r £ l' Tt! a sailnf'ss in th« neighbourhood, A though je died at a comparatively early age she had erected for hersolf in the hearts of Abergwilians a, monument more lasting than brass, and years hence her name will be remembered with reverence and affection by all who were privileged to know ner
LLANGADOCK FIRST AID EXAMINATION (Females).—The following are the results of the first aid examination held in connection with the Red Cross Society. Examiner Dr. Evans. F.R.C.S.: lecturer. Dr. Griffirhs, I'.K.C.S.; Class secretary. Mrs. Fred Lewis. First certificates: Annie Aldridge, Miss O. Dimes. Irene Davies. Emily Edmunds. -Sarah Edwards. Francis Evans, Ivittv Griffiths. Bromven Griffiths. Elizabeth Griffitti-i, Kitty Hall. Rlodwen James, Mattie Jones, Mary Jon. Annie .Jones. Marian Jones. Lizzie Jones. Eleanor Jones. Sarah Kennedy. Hilda. F. Lewis. Lime Llewellyn .Dorothy Llovd-Harrics. Lloyd. Margaret Tudor Lewis Bessie Morgan. Annie Morgan. Betsie Morgan. May Morgan. Gwendoline I urchas. Elizabeth Riddel I. Jennie Thomas. Mabel V iekers. Wimiona Williams. Eyplnl Williams. Second certifi«ates: Agneta G-ulston." Miss Peel. T ioficieno\ budges Louisa Hunger.—Carmarthen- shire Red first aid examination (malc).- Examiner. Dr. Evan.s, F.R.C.S. lecturer. Dr. Grif- fiths. IF.R.O.S. class secretary. Mr. Dd. JJavie= First certificates. Dd. Davies. Dd. P. Ditties Llew- ellyn Davios, Tom Evans. Harry Humphreys, Johnny James, Tudor Lewis. Herbert Morgan. Joseph Well*. ft
LAMPETER TOWN COUNCIL THE RATE. The Mayor (Councillor Wm. Jones) presided over the annual meeting of the above on Thursday even- ing, when the following members were jalso present: —Aldermen D. F. Lloyd, William Davies and Evan Evans; Councillors D. Davies, D. Thomas, Idris Jones, Josiah Jenkins, John Evans, David Jones, Evan Davies, J. S. Jones, Walter Davies, and H. Baldwin, together with Messrs. J. Ernest Lloyd, town clerk; E. D. Rees, assistant clerk and R. W. Ashman, sanitary inspector and surveyor. GATE-JUMPING. The Inspector in the course (J¡ his report stated that Mrs. Uavie*, Blodiiyn, Bryn-road, left a pad- lock at his house on April 30tii together With an intimation that she would put a lock on the door in tho paissage which separated her house from the Victoria Hull. The right-of-way of this passage been the subject of much oiwcussiou by the Council for some time past. Mr. Josiah Jenkins enquired if the receipt of the padlock had been acknowledged. The Inspector—Not in writing. It was handed to my wife. Mi. Evan Davies said that ronie time ago the Town Clerk was instructed to communicate wirh Mrs. Davies and ask her to do a certain thing. Had she complied with that request' He would also li';e to know the contents of the letter. The Town Clerk replied that he did no have a copy of the letter referred to before him. but he wrote as instructed and made it clear to Mrs. Davies that the Council possessed a right-of-way concerning the passage, and which she admitted. She locked the door merely to protect her own property. If the Council were of opinion that Mrs. Davies interfered with their right-of-way then the former must assert their rights. The Surveyor—She told me to-day that she intends placing a padlock oil the second door. Mr. Evan Davies—Supposing every resident up to the Mayor's house did the same thing, it would mean jumping over about eighteen gates (laughter). What is the good of a road like that. There must be something wrong somewhere—radically wrong, too. Mr. H. Baldwin thought that at present the rights of the Council were not safeguarded and now was the time for them to assert their rigi.is. He pro- posed that the padlock on the gate be placed in such a position that it could be unlocked from either end that a key be supplied to every member of the Council: and that these keys be handed over to and kept by the Town Clerk. Alderman D. F. Lloyd seconded Mr. Baldwin's proposition. Mr. Evan Davies moved an amendment tint Mrs. Davies be requested to take down everything she had erected as a barrier. There was no seconder. At the suggestion of Aid. William Davies ir was agreed that Mr. Baldwin's proposition be altered to that the gate be made accessible from either side." Mr. Idris Jones called attention to the unfinished state of the pathway leading from The Workhouse towards Pontfaen. The Surveyor replied that th" workmen were at present busily engaged with the stones on the Common. As soon is this work had been concluded the completion of the pathway referred to would be proceeded with at once. The National Institute for the Blind wrote asking the Mayor to open a subscription list. It wa" decided to do as requested. THE MARKET PLACE. A letter was put in from Mr. J. C. Harford with reference to the question of the purchase of the Market-place by tho corporation. Regarding the conditions of such pm-chasc Mr. Harford would prefer to meet the Town Council to discuss the matter. He hoped that in the event of the Council deciding to buy they would do something to the Market-place. He would also like to make a few suggestions with regard to the scheme for the erec- tion of workmen1 s dwellings. On the proposition of Mr. H. Buldwm. seconded by Mr. D. Davies, it was agreed to meer Mr. Harford on the following Thursday evening if convenient for him. THE DENOMINATION*. The Rev. D. Jones, Park House, Bridge-street, pastor of Nodd fa (B.) Chapel, wrote that his people did not see their way to support the Council in working the bazaar in aid of the Victoria Hall funds on denominational lines as had been suggested. The recommendations of the Streets Commiftee that a list of new articles such as lamps, standard, pavement flags, etc., be procured was adopted. REFUSED. The Streets Committee also recommended that ihe claim of Mr. Meynck, Sunny Side, Bryn-road. for alleged personal injuries and damage to clothing through falling against a heap of rubbish, be re- fused on the ground of the non-liability of the Council. INCREASE IN WAGES. Mr. Josiah Jenkins in moving that the wage;, of the corporation employees be raised from 18s lo 20s. per week, and that the I-nspiXtor's salary be in- creased by JE15 per annum, said that roadmen in other districts had been granted an lwcrease in W:\P". Their workmen were old in their service, and the Council had not found them very deficient. Mr. Jen- kins thought that they deserved the increase JIJ wages rccommenued when it was considered that the cost of living was much higher than it was years Uto. Witti regard to the Surveyor he was glad to call their attention to an occasion some time ago when certain improvements were necessary in Station Ter- race. A civil engineer estimated the cost at ESO. but thanks to the advice given by The borough Sur- veyor the work was very «atistuctorily carried out at the cost of a few shillings, aving a considerable sum of the ratepayer's moi Since the piesent water scheme had been commenced, continued the SPf'«)ker, he found that the Surveyor had been very "sefu! and had done credit, not oniy to himself, bur to the corporation. For his (lr, Jen':ins') part he thought the Surveyor worthy of the increase of i;1,5 recommended. JE7 10s. of which wonlil be derived from the Local Government Board. Alderman D. F. Lloyd seconded. Mr. J. S. Jones—Do you ask for 2-. per week f. r roadmen only? Mr. J. Jenkins—The increase is for three men. At present the casual labourers emplovcd by the corporation are in receipt of higher waizes than the regular ones. The motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Evan Davies said that now that an increase had been granted to the roadmen, thev should devote their whole time to the services of the corporation. They (the workmen) could not be as a/rive a* rhm- should be in the morning If tlw did not have urone'r rest. Mr. II. Baldwin—'rl nat will come (i„ later under 1 Gonoral Busino-ss." Mr. Evin Davie-*— Tt will not by TIlP (hllghhT). When the report of the Health Committee was it found that the chairman (Mr. Charles EV HIS) was absent, and had not forwarded the report book. x. was agreed that the subject be discussed at the special meeting on Thursday. DISTRICT RATE REDUCED.. Alderman Wm. Davies. chairman of the Finance Committee, moved that a general district rate of Is. ",d. in the £ be levied for the current half-year: a water rate of 8d. in thp £ for the ensuing year: and a borough rate of 2d. in the JB. Hp added that money had hopn voted to the different committees as follows:—Streets Committee. £ 550; fire-hri'trade. £ 5: markets. £ 25: health committee. B51. The tobl sum required would be El. 203. and to meet this B150 would he contributed by the County Council towards the maintenance of main roads. The sum that would have to be provided by the Town Council was £ 97" and to meet this it was proposed to levy a gene-d | rate of Is. 2d. in the £ for the first half-year, and Is. for the second, together with the water and borough rates above mentioned, making a total rate of 3s. in the £ instead of 3s. 6d. as Inst year (applause). The to+ril lonns including the new water schemes would The report was adopted the pe,t of clerk of wo'-ks in connection with the new writer scheme. On the proposition of Aid. Wm. Davies. second- ed by Mr. D. uavies, the list was referred to a com- rnittPe of seven members to reduce to a short list. Tie fitial s" Hen to be done at a special nieetinsr <' the OVimcil.
^H9pppiik^ BABY EVANS. Gave up hope 0 of him living Mrs. J. EVASS, of 32, Clifford Street, Birkenhead, writes I enclose a photograph of our son. which speaks for itself on the merits of Virol. "Had it not bean for the timely use of Virol, we would have had to give up all hopes of him living. Through my weakness, he was bottle fed from about a fortnight old, and when nearly four months old he was practically the same weight as when born. We finally decided to try Virol. He is nw.17 months old and weighs^52 lbs. 12ozs. He has cut seventeen teeth without any aid whatever. We truly believe all is due to Virol." VIROL Yirol replenishes the blood with the white cells that defend the body against the germs of disease. Used in more than 1,000 Hospitals and Sanatoria. In Jars, 1/ 1¡8 and 2/11. 152 -166 Old Street, London, E.C.
LLANSTEPHAN WOTES The annual vestry meeting: was held at the Parish Church on Thursday, 7th inst.. the Rev. J. M. James. B.A., vicar, presiding. The accounts for the year wero presented, duly audited, and found cor- rect. by the auditors, Messrs. J. Morgan, Bristol Heuso, and D. Evans, Myrtle Cottage. There is a balance of over JE12 in hand tin the general church fund, and over JE9 in hand on the organ and choir fund. The Chairman expressed his thanks for the gratifying state of the funds, and also to all those who assisted in the chunch organisation during the year—wardens, ringers, Sunday School teachers, and choir and organist foe their efficient services. Major T. H .Dowdeswell was re-appointed vicar's warden. 't, and Mr. Griffith Davies, Albion House, was re- elected parish warden for the twenty-fourth rime. Major Dowdeswell has now oompleted his quarter of a century continuously as vicar's warden in this and his former parish of Llanfabon while it is fully expected that Mr. Davies will also be granted the privilege of completing it. similar continuous period in the service of his Parish Church. The sidesmen were re.,il)poiited, being Messrs. J. Morgan, D. Lvnns. George Morris, Thomas Jones. Peter Bowen, 1*. -limes Hughes. T. Francis, William Lewis, J. C. Bruce, and Griff Jones. During the summer months they will be called upon for duty according to rota. The St. David's Diocesan Scheme of finance was adopted, and a meeting- of Churchpeoplc w'll by summoned at an early date to form a Parochial Church Council for carrying details of the scheme and other Church matters. In replying to a vo-te of thanks for presiding, the Chairman briefly reviewed the present position of the Church and some past work done. The Church was not only rn1:intainmg its position, but steadily progress- ing. and all Church wrovumerits were flourishing. In the past few years the organ had been renovated at a cost of over E200. New heating and lighting system-; had been installed, and about £200 had been spent in repairs to the National School. We now want a Church Hall, and shortly the energies of the Church wople well be asked towards its completion. A strong resolution against the Church Disendow- ment Bill was unanimously adopted. The ratepayers of the parish when they receive their next demand notes will find that the rates have made an upward jump of fourpence in the £ being now 2s. lOd. compared with 2s. 6d. the last half- year. This discovery will probably cause them also to make a fourpenny jump, but it will not be a leap of joy. The notice taken recently of the idl, steam-roller in this; column seems to have thoroughly wakened up certain personages, who indignantly inquire if people have nothing better to do than to notice such trifles. No ratepayer can find better work to do than to mind his own business, which is partlv to e that he receives some value, however slight, for the enormous outlay of the county. When these dignified horde of officials provide all these road luxuries out of their own pockets, then, and not till then, will their actions pas? uncriticised. The rate- payer does not exist for the official. but the official for the ratepayer, who pays the piper and the steam- roller. With the coming of the summer months, the time table of the Motor 'Bus has been much improved, and additional cars are announced as follows :-Mar- ket Car at 8.15 on Saturdays; 3.15 p.m. on Thnr«. days and Saturdays till end of May, and then daily; and 8 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday! June 4th. The ordinary cars at 11.5 a.m. and 5.5 p.m. run as usual. As a slight encouragement to those interested in the Tennis Court, one of the wires enclosing the court has been deliberately cut through, thus weaken- ing the enclosing netting. This aft B doubtless a sombre of great joy to the maniac who delights in such recreations, but it does not cause the expected annoyance or inconvenience to the players them- selves. This is a very flattering spirit for a few inhabitants of a pretty watering place to possess, and no 101 ibt they are proud of it; but no amount of assertions that pepole have a right to wantonly damage other people's property, will create a legal or moral right to such acts being performed, as the spot in question does not close up or interfere with any rights which the public previouslv possessed.
A London County Council committee recommend that education in sex hygiene in public elementary Is not advisable. ^There was a disaster off Nash Point, in the Bristol Channel, late on Tuesday night, involving the loss of five lives and the sinking of the Cardiff steam pilot cutter, the W. W. Jones, after collision with the steamer Star of New Zealand, bound for La. Plata with coal. The disaster occurred while the i-ilot cutter was manoeuvring round the bows of the steamer, in order to take off a pilot. In the collision with the bows of the steamer the W. W. Jones was seriously holed, and in less than five miiniite-i she was under water, and now lie 18 fatltwen deep.
BAZAAR AT ALLTYFERIN UNFAVOURABLE WE A i HER. The LK-J.uufuliy decorated grounds of _lh,yIerin, kindly lent ior me ojcasion ot a bazaar 11r .LU of the Llanegwad Parish Cnurch funds presented a gay appearance on Thursday and Friday of last week. Unfortunately the unfavourable weather to a very great extent marred what would otherwise have proved a most successful event. The Vicar of the parish, assisted by a noble band of willing helpers, deserve a kind word for their untiring efforts to better the parochial conditions and certainly deserve the best support.. The bazaar was held under the patronage of Sir James and Lady Hills-Johnes, Sir John and Lady Llewelyn, Col. and Mrs. Gwynne Hughes; Mrs. Bath; Mrs. Stokes, St. Botolph's: Mrs Spence-Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Mervjn Peel; Mrs. Owens. The Palace; Mrs. Lewis Lewis, Corryniore; Mr. H. S. Allen; Mrs. Fletcher; Mr. Henry Bath; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lloyd and Mr. T. Lewis. The bazaar was opened by Lieut-Gen. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C.. G.C.B.. Dolaueothi. The Vicar of Llanegwad (the Rev. E. Thomas) emphasised the fact that just now they were in urgent need of funds to carry on the Church work in that huge and unwieldy parish. It was hardly necessary to enumerate the various objects for which money was needed. He might say, however, that the .1 old Parish Church, whence prayer and praise had been ascending for centuries, showed signs of decay, and needed at least partial restoration. The environ- ments, with the exception of the weather, were help- ful to put them in good humour. Mr. Bath had spared neither expense nor trouble in ensuring success, and had been kind enough to throw open her beautiful grounds for the occasion. Mrs. Gwynne Hughes, Glancothi, and other lady members of the congregation, assisted by several Noncon- formist friends, had for months past been busily engaged in what he might term the manufacture of specifics for emptying purses (laughter). They had with them that day a gentleman who had won world- wide military fame, and who had carried off the much coveted letor la Cross, which had been con- ferred upon him by Queen Victoria; lastly he had been captured by a gifted lady whom Wales rever- enced and almost worshipped (laughter). For years however Sir James Hills-Johnes had beaten his sword into a ploughshare, and had spent his time in the welfare of those around him. and in adding lustre to The tradition* of the Dolaucothi family. Sir James had endeared himself to all. irrespective of creed or party (applause). He then called upon Sir James to upon the bazaar. :,ir James Hills-Johnes. who received a hearty ovation, said the object of the bazaar had been so fully stated in the programme that few words were required from him at the opening ceremony. He must, however, mention the many good works done, and the generous gifts made in the parish during the la.-t twenty-two years—(1) a new church on the way to Brcchfa had been .built; (2) a massive tower had been erected at Llanegwad Church; (3) a vicarage had been purchased: (4) a curatof"S fand established; (5) a costly American organ purchased; (6) a new lych- gate to the Churchyard (7) a peal of bells given bv ■Col. and Mrs. Gwynne Hughes and Mrs-Barnes: (8) pulpit and lectern given by the late Mr. Bath. Be- sides all these the Vicar had also up to date per- sonally settled most of the Church and Sunday school charges. He (Sir James) felt hopeful that the beauty of that spot and the thought of the excep- tionally good works and gifts would urge one and all to join in thanking heartily Mrs. Bath for so kindly allowing the bazaar to be held in her charming grounds. H knew they were all anxious to empty the heavy nurses, and so he declared the ba.zaar open (applause). Col. (Jwynre Hughes then proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Sir James for opening the bazaar, and said the only ting,e of regret they had was that Sir James was not accompanied by Lady Hills-Johnes. Mr. W. S. G. Morris, Yst-nadwralft. seconded, and s.ud Sir James was now spending his time going abouf the country doing good to everyone. The proposition was heartily carried and Sir James briefly responded. The following were THE STALL HOLDERS. iFancy Stall.—Mrs. Bath. Alltyferin, assisted by Miss James, London. and China Stall.—Mrs. Gwynne Hughes Glancothi, assisted by Miss Lloyd-Harries. Flower and Plant Stall.Nllss Allard. Parish Stall.—Miss Thomas, The Vicarage; Miss Dnvics. Halfway House; Mrs. Thomas, Maesycrug: Mrs. Junb. Ystrad Farm; Miss Thomas, Llwyny- •brain; Miss Jones. Cefngwvn; Miss Jones, Cefn- nieiros. G.F.-S. Stall.—The Members of the Girls' Friendly Society. Farmers' Stall.—Mrs. Rees. Llwynfortune: Mrs. Davies. Dei imoilon; Mrs. Williams, Glandulais; Mr». Davies. (Jlancarw; Mrs. Thomas. Tynywaun; Mr-. Thomas. Cilarddu: assisted by Miss Rees, Llwynfortune, and Mrs. Davies. Tyrcapel. Refreshment Stall.—Mrs. Davies, Tvnvcoed; Mrs. Gi .ffiths. Typicca; Mrs. Williams, Tyrbach; Mrs. Jenkins. Glantowy; Miss Thomas. Cwm- gwyu the Misses Thomas. Waunrew ig Mrs. Davies. Salutation; Mrs. LI. Davies, Glancothi. Cake and (Fruit Stall.—Miss Griffiths. Typk aa; Miss V, illiams. Tyrbach; Miss Davies. Tynfcoed; Miss Williams. Tlrdail: assisted by Master Mayberry Griffiths. •Shooting Range.—Mr. W. S. G. Morris. Ystrad- v. r ;i!t, and Mr. H. Long Price. Hoop-la.—Captain Milford. Fish-pond.—Miss Bill. Alltyferin. Sweets and Cigarettes. —Miss S. Lloyd, Penrheol Stores. Flower Girl.—Miss Jessie Evans Glancothi Lodge. Palmist.—Mrs. Price. Burry Port. The Key. J. Jones, curate: Mr. J. Taylor. Allty- ferlin. and a band of willing helpers, rendered valu- able assistance throughout. The secretary was Miss Thomas, the Vicarage, who carried out the arrangements efficiently, and the treasurer was the ;eY. E. Thomas, the Vicarage, Ll:;ueg'.vjd. FRIDAY S PROCEEDINGS. (hi Friday tin- bazaar was opened by Lady Llew ellyn. l'ije icar (Rev. E. Thomas) in calling on Lady Lli-weiiyn to ueclare the bazaar open, said tnat the Closing da) of a bazaar is always an anxious one, e.-pe.-iallv so in our case as the result oi yesterday, omiig to the inclemacy of the weather was so dis- appointing. Anyhow, so much depends upon the taking.—upon tne sales—on tne last day. ^o much also depends upon the keenness of the stall-holders. In our case keenness is not wanting. All our stall- holders oi every rank are keen. Our Nonconformist friends ikare our keenness. Llanegwad bazaar has been the chief topic of conversation for months past. L lle J(il"tHl1! fnr .:tlHl near is thut 1 t..P NMTIMTAR. u.'11I1"" 0 I- money and that if they have it. it will -be well spent. 1 he old parish church, which sadly needs general repairs, in audition to a heating apparatus, has a history. is venerated by not a few. and casts a tender shadow over the resting-places of those v ho-e memory is kept green in homes situated in glens and on lulls. The object of the bazaar is by th»s sO well-known that there is no need to repeat it. One need only say that all concprned have worked witli a will from the start. The idea is that enthu- siasm is essential to ensure success. In tiisi case- there has been no lack of enthusiasm. We are immensely encouraged to day by the presence of Sir John and Lady Llewelyn. They need no intro- duction. 1 hen good names are well-known. They are daily identifying themselves so prominently with all movements calculated to benefit mankind. It is a matter of common knowledge that Sir John is a great philanthropist, tor his philanthropy he only the other day received the freedom of Swansea—the highest mark of distinction that the citizens of that important borough could bestow- upon him. We at Llanegwad are largely indebted to him for much- needed help from time to time. His presence among us to-day piles up our obligations to him beyond words. What may be said of Sir John applies with double force to Lady Llewelyn. By her generosity ami readiness to support all deserving eases she has acquired a reputation worthy of all emulation. Her coming here to-day involves an immense personal sacrifice.- e owe h«r a- deep dobt of gratitude for coming, and shall ever took back upon her kind- ness and patronage with a thankful remembrance. I will say no more—in fact. I feel that any words of mine would rather detract from than add to the great praise justly due to Lady Llewelyn. Lacy Llewelyn in declaring the bazaar open said
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"WILD LIFE" This magazine-ie-luxe for naturalists, maintains a wonderfully high standard of excellence and interest and does so with ease, the secret being, obviously, that the work in connection with it is uvlle with extreme thoroughness. A prominent place is given in the April number to the Stilt, a bird which, we be- lieve, is practically unknown in Wales, at any rate, as a regular visitor. The Stilt appears most fre- •quently and regularly in the South and East, and would seem to be as interesting as it is rare. A long article upon it in the number referred to is accompanied by numerous photographs of the ex- tremly high-class to be seen always—and probably only—in "Wild Life. What will attract local readers still more is an article on the Rook. not lengthy, but written with close anil intimate know- ledge of the bird's temperament and habits. It especially notes the almost A-eird tenacity with which rooks will cling to their ancestral quarters in spite of disaster of all kinds in the form of rifle and gun. and also the mysterious way in which a colony will gradually be deserted for no apparent reason. The photogranhs accompanying this article (taken by the writer, Mr. C. W. R. Knight) are truly remark- able, and show USt a rook colony from an entirely unfamiliar view point. The Moorhen forms the subject of another article with photographs of such interst as makes "Wild Life a positive treasure to students of natural history. Mr. Symonds, the author, asks what becomes of the myriads of young hatched annually, and thinks that the fresh-water tiger or pike is responsible for keeping the spates in bounds. The usual "Notes from tbc* Zoological Gardens-5 refer to the Penguins, the Australian Bearded Lizard, and other specimens. Wild Life is published monthly at half-a-crown at r- Bank Buildings, Kingsway London.
LLANGRANOG The Soup Kitchen, which was opened by Miss Hope, of Pigeonsford, for the benefit of the chil- dren of the Pontgarreg Council School during the late winter months, terminated last week. Although it went under the name of a soap kitchen, there was a change of menu every day of the week, consist- } ing of milk, rice, peas. meat, vegetables. Tne praiseworthy efforts of the beneficient lady was greatly appreciated and patronised by the parents. The meals were prepared and served for the nominal charge of d. per child. It was not instituted on account of poverty, but for the comfort and health of the children. It is to be observed that the chil- dren haye. improved in their general tone of health by having one wholesome meal once a day. instead of the usual bread, butter and tea. We know of no one in this locality that would have the courage and resourcefulness and the kiadness to undertake a project of so worthy a nature. To conclude, we must say the parents are greatly indebted to Miss Hope, and we sincerely wish that she will be able to carry on the good work she has already begun, not only in this. but in other spheres as well.
On Monday. Mr. J. R.. Davies. Towyn. the well- known Pembrey farmer, was unfortunate to lose thirty-five sheep. They were grazing on the Towyn' marsh and got surrounded by the high tide.
LLANYBRI OIl Friday last. 8th IIlSL.. a very enjoyable per- formance of the cantata, "Hosanna'r Plant, was given by the Daisy Band of the parish. Cranogwen. the founder of "Merohed y De and its juvenile branch "Daisy Band," presided, and gave a vigor- ous address to the children. The first part of the programme consisted of Welsh airs by the Llan- stephan School girls, conducted by Miss Sally Evans, assistant mistress. "Gwcw Fach," "Ar hyd y nse," and "I Bias Gogerddan" were very sweetly sung, followed by a recitation, "Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon," by Miss Nelly Stephens, Th- Grove. The second part was occupied by the cantata, under the experienced guidance of Miss H. Williams, The Bakery, who had trained the singers very efficiently, and the whole cantata was sung through most tune- fully, to the credit of conductress and choir. The solos were taken by Miss Phoebe Williams anu Mr. John Evans, Gilfachwen; the duetts by Mips H. Williams. Penstar, and Mrs. L. Evans. Mount Plea- sant; Hannah Williams and Lilian John also sang & solo each; and Sarah Ann Williams, who also reci- ted a special composition to the Daisy Band; the re- citations were given by the Boys of Llanybri School, and Sarah Ann Jones, Maggie Roberts, Maggie John and Katie Lewis. Most of the members of the band arc scholars at Llanstenhan and Llanybri. Cranogwen heartily thanked the performers for their sweet singing, and Miss Griffiths seconded. Mrs. Lewis, Trehyddion. warmly thanked the Rev. D. Williams. B.A.. vicar, for the use of th school and organ, which was such assistance to the choir. Miss E. Williams. Penstar; Mrs. Williams. Llanybri Vicarage, and Mrs. Richards, Pencelli. also spoke in favourable strain of the cantata, and thanked the conductress for the trouble she had taken with the children, who this time sang even better than at its first performance on St. David's Day last. Miss F. Williams, Bute Cottage, accompanied with hep usual efPci?ncy. and her service*; are keenly appreci- ated. A more ambitious effort is contemplated for next Gwyl Dewi. "Twy BARELS sends a wireless message to say he intends visitmg the district at an early date. to see if he can find the remarkable well which is alleged to give water to four houses only. and which has he-en the subject of so much discussion in cer- tain quarters lately. As he is a stranger to Marble Town. he is certain of a hospitable reception, as the old Tinker is a much-admired individual, and doubt- leas a lot of brels will want mending. Watch the "pack" coming. .0
KIDWIELLY NOTES As indicative of the gor.d feeling existing betweea the two political parties in the county, one has pleasure in recording that during their recent visit t. London, Mr. H. E. Smart. Mountain View. president of the local Unionist Association, and Mr. Alfred Stephens. J.P.. Broomhill. the prespeotive Unionist candidate for W es Carmarthenshire, paid visits to the House of Commons under the hing of Mr. Johm Hinds, M.P.. for the division, who. with his ssual urbanity, did all that was possible to make his friond, the tlnemy" feel at home. Mr. Hinds and his doughty opponent might have been see* enjoying a cup of coffee in the smoke-room, where, doubtless, the prospects of each in the approaching conflict were discussed with good-humoured banter. There was a good attendance of members of botli sexes at the meeting held in the Town Hall oil Wed- nesday in last week, under the auspices of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. Mr. Geo. E. Bowen. J.P.. mayor, presided, and an abl* address was delivered by Miss Helen iFraser. a pro- minent member of the non-militant section of the. Woman's Suffrage Party. A vote in support of tho movement wan carried without opposition, and the meeting terminated with thanks to the speaker and chairman. Anniversary services, held at Tabor. Llansaint— a branch of Capp' SMI—on Sunday last, were very well attended, and able and powerful sermons were delivered by the special preacher, the Rev. James Johns, pastor of Bethel. Llanstephan. The rev. gentleman, m his discourses dealt mainly with the practical aspect of Christianity, and his hearers were much edified by his treatment of the subject. On Sunday next the choirs of the Congregational Churches of Kidwelly and district will meet at Capel S.1. and under the leadership of Mr. Frank King. Burry Port. will perform a programme of hymn tunes and anthems which they have been assiduously practising for some months past. Hearty singing is the feature at this annual festival, and this year it is anticipated the usual high sandarrf will be atained.
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that the object of the bazaar was an extremely good one. They as Churchpeople were living in a time of great stress and anxiety. She hoped that what- ever happened they would keep up the feelings of friendliness which at present existed between them and other religious bodies. She was afraid that the Bill now before Parliament would in some cases cause unhappiness and she would welcome any arrangement by which it could be defeated. If they looked round the world they would sea that in some cases the Church of England had not doae what it might have done. If this Bill passes they should take it as a spur to make them as Chruch of England people do all they can. She felt that whatever happened the Church of England would go on and flourish. Col. Gwynne Hughes in proposing a vote of thanks to Lady Llewelyn, said that Sir John was by no means a stranger here. They had known him hunting their valleys as a most popular master of foxhounds, and they knew him as an expert fisherman on the river Cothi. He was glad to see so many of their Non- conformist friends present. He thougnt that if they were true to their grand old Church, tney need not despair of it. Mr. Seymour Allen in supporting said that he had the pleasure and honour of knowing Lady Llewelyn for many years and he had been told that she was a lady very much appreciated in all ranks of life. Sir John Llewelyn, replying on behalf of Lady Llewelyn, said that ,.e .was glad to know that there were some Nonconformists who had assisted. He had known all his life of the very kindly feeling which had existed between the Church and thp:r Nonconformist friends. He was exceedlingly grate ful for the services which had been rendered to the Church by Mrs. Bath, Mrs. Gwynne Hughes and all who assisted in the bazaar. It would be incumbent upon them as Churchpeople to re-organise their financial arrangements in the near future. They had not been idle. They had already organised a scheme of diocesan finance. The Church of England is not congregational, it is diocesan. The parishes had been in existence for more than a thousand years, and the dioceses were older than the parishes. This parish was part of an organisation which was in- cluded in the Abbey of Talley. It was in the monasteries that education, relief of the poor. and hospitality for travellers were to be found. He had recently come across a book published by the Honourable Society which showed that the Abbot of Talley acted as assessor in a quarrel which arose in that district between Margam and Gloucester Abbeys. He was one of those who believed that the Church had a great future before it, and that they would bring many sheep into their own fold. The proceedings were Nvound up in a happy manner by praiseworthy renderings by the Lady Christy Minstrels. Throughout the day the Llandilo Band was in attendance and played the following selections of 'music:—March, ""Artizan (Howard); waltz. "Winter Roses" (Rimmer): fantasia, "Rustic Festival" (Calvert); polka, "Cornet King" (Greenwood); march. "Starlet Dell (Smith); valsette. Love's Request (Rayner); overture, The Golden Cross (Greenwood); ahottische. "Pleasant Moment-" (Bourne); March. The Standard (Rivers) waltz. Ophellia (Itayncir); overture. "Gabriani" (Allan): March. "Red Star" (Lewis): "God Bless the Prince of Wales God Save the King."