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JOINT COUNTIES ASYLUM SUPERANNUATION SCHEME ADOPTED. The statutory meeting of the Committee of Visi- tors to the Joint Counties Asylum was held at the Institution on Thursday afternoon, in last week, Mr. J. W. Gwvnne-Hughes, Tregeyb, presiding. There wore also present Mr. John Lewis, Meiros Hall; Mr. John Llovd, Penjbank; the Rev. Professor D. E- Jones, Carmarthen: Mr. Joseph Williams, Lian- klily; Mr. David Evans, Manordaf; Mr. C. M. Wil- liams, Aberystwyth; Dr. George Griffith, Milford Haven; Mr. J. H. Griffiths, St. David's; and Mr. Llewellyn Rees, Narberth. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. On the question of the election of a chairman, Mr. C. M. Williams said it was the custom that when a member became the senior member he should be re-elected. 4 Mr. John Lewis proposed, Professor Jones seconded. and it was* carried unanimously, that Mr. C. M. Williams be the chairman. Mr. Williams ihavin.- taken the chair, returned thanks for their unanimous vote. They had done him a similar honour 14 years ago, and in that year they worked very harmoniously and pleasantly together, and did a great amount of work, and they all sup- ported the chair a-s long as. it was doing the proper Jhing. He assured them that he would endeavour to discharge his duties to the best of his Ability (ap- plause). Professor Jones rom-cd that the best thanks of the committee be given to Mr. J. W. Gwynne- Hugh€s (the retiring chairman), for his services in »lie chair. He had stepped into the breach when they were without a chairman, and done the work in a very able way. He proposed that the motion h" entered on the minutes. Mr. John Lloyd seconded, and Mr. J. H. Griffiths supported the proposition, which was heartily car- ried. Mr. G wynne-Hughes thanked the speakers for what they had said. He was glad to see all the old faces back again, and to find that they had not been turned out of office (laughter). APPRECIATION OF LATE CLERK'S .SERVICED. Mr. W. J. Wallis-Jones wished to thank them for the honour they had done him, and the confi- dence they had ehown in him in appointing him clerk. He would do his best to justify their future confidence, although he could not expect to do the work as well as their late clerk had done it. He also wished to acknowledgo the courtesy shown him and rhe assistance given him by the late acting-clerk (Mr. C. Hubert. Morgan Griffiths) in. getting ac- quainted with his work. He (Mr. Jones) would take all the opportunities he could to do his duty to the best of his ability (applause). Dr. Griffith said he was very glad to hear what Mr. Jones had said. For many years they had had Mr. Griffiths a- their acting-clerk, and during tho whole of that time no one did his work better, -or acted more impartially than did Mr. Griffiths. Mr. Griffiths had done his Ixjst for the Committee during the time that his late father was unfortunately laid up through illnes.In some matters they did not aiways see things in the same way. but they got along very well together, and it was a good thing that they had a man like Professor Jones to be controversial (laughter and applause). He (Dr. Gri- ffith) moved that the hearty titariks of the committee h) given to Mr. Hubert Morgan Griffiths for the very able and impartial way iri which he had carried out the duties of the Clerk during his late father's illness. Professor Jones said that lie had always believed, although he did no- like to say so openly, that as VI'. Griffith had said, he was the man who kept them on the right frack (laughter), so as one who had really accompli-tied such great, things on the <'ommittee he had great pleasure in seconding Dr. Griffith's motion. ° The motion was carried with great cordialitv. The whole of the .-taff was re-elected, and satis- faction was expressed at the way in which thev dis- charged their duties. THE THREE < OFXTtES DISPUTE. Some considerable discussion took place on the consideration of a communication from the Home Office with regard to the matters in dispute -between tho three counties of Carmai then, Cardigan, and Pembroke, as to certain improvements at the Asylum, and stating that a conference of representatives for fllo three counties would be held-at the Home Office on the 8th inst., over which Sir Hy. Cunningham would preside. 1:> Dr. Griffith asked what thev going to do in tho matter. Although they 'all came there with one object in view, to do the best for the Asvlum, it -was no good therr. keeping y thing one from the other. The Chairman said that they were all aware that negotiations were going on between the three counties with a view to arbitration, but unfortunately Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire had not been able to secure the cooperation of Carmarthenshire as to the basis which they deemed to he fair. It was no Secret that they had waived several objections that Carmarthenshire had insisted should lie withdrwn, but there were certain principles which thev could not waive. They had been going on like this for about 12 or 18 months, and had done all fhey could to meet the difficulty, but they declined to waive the (xunts m question. If they could not get a satis- factory settlement tiiey would have to leave the matter in the hands of the Local Government Board 1' deal with it as the;, thought fit. He did not think mat any good purpose would be served representative- to this inter- view. and thou if the v told the Home Office that they were anxious to havo the controversy settled that would be the best thing the could do: He suggested that that course be taken. Professor Jones said that there were certain points which they could not ignore on each side, and no doubt they would not ignore those points which they thought essentially right on legal grounds. If they did not pay any attention to the letter the Home Office would simply have the work done without consulting them and make them pay the cost, and if necessary issue a writ for the recovery of the money. He could not say what the Carmarthonshire Council would do, because they had not yet met. He ad- vised that a representative should be Fient up to state the .case for the last 20 years as far as it was known t) the Home Office. The Chairman said that if anyone went. up to London they could not do any good. If they only took it in a right spirit they would settle everything satisfactorily. Dr. Griffith also agreed that it was useless sending anyone up. He was anxious to see the matter settled, but he thought they should write to that effect to the Home Office. He hoped that before his year of office was over they would all be as one famiry, agreed to pay their quota for what had to be done, and not have any dispute at all (hear, hear). Mr. John Lewis said that they were all agreed that the improvements were wanted. The only drawback was that Cardiganshire and Pembroke- shire had got some dispute. The Carmarthenshire County Council had agreecfto do the improvements. Professor Jones-Yes, and to pay our shares. The Chairman suggested that no one go up, and that they tell the Home Office that the matter were being settled amongst themselves, for they could do no good by sending up. Professor Jones did not agree that they were in the hands of the Local Government Board, it was a question of law, and a matter of dispute. It was a question as to whether the Local Government Board could move in the matter without first con- sulting the Bench of Judges. He said it could not. They could not say that they were on the point of settling the matter. It must first be thrashed out. The Chairman said that legal opinion had -been given to the other two counties that the Local Government Board could move in the matter. Mr. John Lloyd—How much did you have to pay for that? (laughter). Professor Jones—There have been a great many opinions given. It was eventually decided that the matter be left to the County Council and the members of the com- mittee on <that body, tho Clerk to write to the Home Office to that effect. EXPENDITURE OBJECTED TO. Messrs. Baker and Co., solicitors, Parliamentary agents to Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire autho- rities, wrote asking to be supplied with copies of the summary of accounts since the year 1888 to the present time. Dr. Griffith proposed that the summary be printed and sent to Messrs. Baker and Co. Mr. Llew. Rees objected to spending Carmarthen- shire monev for the benefit of their opponents. The Chairman—I am sorry to say so,, but I ( id not think you would have made such an objection to supplying copies of our own accounts to settle the dispute. The other side can demand to see them where there is arbitration. The Clerk said lie had only got one copy of tlio earlier years, but Dr. Richards (medical supeiiri- tendent) said that they had at. least two copies of all the years at the Asylum. Mr. Williams proposed submitting the mattes for the opinion of the Clerk to the County Council, but Dr. Griffith proposed that one copy be sent if they had more than two copies, and this was agreed to SUPERANNUATION SCHEME ADOPTED. Dr. Richards presented his report as to the classi- fication of the various officials, with regard to tho new Superatmuatxjn Act, which came into force on the 1st April, and it was decided to adopt the scheme to deduct 2 per cent, from the total salary and emoluments, and to send the. scheme for the ap- proval of the County Council. I ln< wa-H :111 the business of interest.
PENYGROES M.l.S. The session wound up on Friday, the 1,.t inst.. when the following was gone through:—Papers u y Gvvanwvn —Gwainvyn Blwvddvn," John Evans; "Gwanwyn Ilvwyd," ii. Stephens'; "Gwari- wyri ( refydd, John Roderick: "Gwanwyn y Nef," Thomas; reading. Johnny Morgans; quartette. Willie Da vies and friends. The chair was occupied by Mr. Her,- Jonos, Givynfryii.
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EASTER VESTRIES ST. PETER'S, CARMARTHEN. The Easter Vestry for the parish of St. Peter's was held on Thursday in last week, the Vicar (the Ven. Archdeacon iivans) presiding. There were also present: Mr. J. B. Arthur, Mr. T. E. Brigstocke, tho Rev. D. T. Aiban (parish clerk), Mr..Heynon Jones, Mr. H. Howcil (clerk to tho Burial Board), Mr. Bartlett, the Rev. Aldred Williams, Mr. R. Bythol Davies, and Mr. Snow. Mr. H. HoweU presented tho Burial Board ac- counts. The Vicar stated that these showed that there was a balance of :£40 14s. Id. in the hands of the Treasurer, and of :£12 7s. lOd. in the hands of the Clerk, making a total credit balance of :£53 11s. Id. Mr. Snow and Mr. Beynon Jones were appointed to audit the accounts on behalf of the vestry. The Vicar said that since the last meeting they had reason to regret the loss of some very faithful members in the Church—Mr. Jeffreys, Mr. Stead- man Thomas, Mr. Medcalf, Mr. David Davies (The Avenue), Mr. Morgan Griffiths, and their church- warden, Mr. A. Ll. Davies. Mr. Parkinson had also left the town, and this created a vacancy amongst the sidesmen. During the last few years the loss by death and by departure from the town had been exceptionally great. In consequence the loss was felt of the support which they used to give in sub- scriptions and contributions to tho offertories. Amongst those whose names he had read to them there were examples of great faithfulness and regu- larity in attendance at the services. After all the influence of the Church in a parish depends very largely upon the faithfulness of those who belonged to it. Every such member who was removed was a loss to the Church, not only in the support that they may give financially, but in the support that they give by their example. As they knew the Christmas Tree this year had been a very real success. They received :£269, leaving a net balance of :£250. It was a great credit to the people of St. Peter's that they maintain this old-established institution at such a high level. St. Peter's Parish was not a particularly rich one, and it would not be possible to get such results without the co-operation of .all. The Christ- mas Tree was of immense value to the Church; he did not know what the Church would do without it. He hoped that it would go on flourishing in the years to come, because the need of it would be as great as it is now. The Curates' Fund suffered from the losses which they had had in the death of so many loyal supporters, and in the- removal of many from the town, and he dared say that this year the Curates' Fund would require some support this year irom the Christmas Tree, and from other parish funds as it had in the past. He was glad to say that the mission church at Towyside had at la-st been completed. He had no doubt that he was blamed for having started to put it in peoples' minds that they ought to have a new mission room and there being such a delay about it. He had honestly tried to arrange it. Ho was glad in one way, al- though he was sorry in another, that when it got out; of his hands and got into a solicitor's to be dealt with that the latter had found it very difficult to got the arrangement carried through. It was a very complicated matter to get it settled. They had paid a very big sum for the site; but the Church was now their very own. They had bought it; they could alter and do as they liked with it. The site cost £250. There was a solicitor in control of the sale, and who said that it should not bo sold unless he got :£5. The cost of tho conveyance and other legal expenses came to :£18. Messrs. John Bros, wero paid :£200 for the building, and Messrs. Bart- lett Bros. :£16 5s. for painting, etc. Furniture and appointments cost £32 12s.; the rent of Bridge-street schoolroom during the alteration amounted to :£10- making a total of :£533 15s. 8d. They had a balance of :£441 19s. 9d. from previous Christmas Trees, and the further sum of :£91 15s. lid. from the Christmas Tree of 1910 to make up the deficiency. He thought himself that that was very satisfactory, and the parish gained permanently the rent of £10 13s, which they used to pay for the old mission room. He hoped that tho "Parish Record" would bo pub- lished shortay, with an account of all tho sums re- ceived tor parochial objects and an account of the way in which they had been expended. Mr. J. B. Arthur presented the Churchwardens' Account, which showed a baianco in hand of £13 3s. 7d. This was some J::20 iesa than last year; but the balance last year had been abnormal by reason of the tact that a good many sums which ought to have beep paid before Easter, laoy, were not paid until later. Jtie was afraid that there would shortly bo some rather heavy expenses. The west window .re- quired attention, and there was a leakage in the 'tower. The organ blowers, too, had sent in an application for an increase in their salaries on the ground that the sorvices were more numerous than they used to lx-. Mr. C. jNash Phillips and Mr. F. Humphreys were appointed to audit the churchwardens' accounts. Mr. T. fmith proposed, and Mr. Snow seconded, that Mr. J. B. Arthur bo re-appointed parish warden for the ensuing voar. This was carried unanimously, and tho Vicar ap- pointed Mr. T. E. Brigstocke as his warden. Mr. Brigstocke, in responding to thank tho Arch- deacon for rc-electihg him as his warden once more, said he wised to join with his co-warden in apologis- ing for the delay in repairing the west window over the porch. As a matter of fact tho delay was caused by the necessity of having the stone mullions and tracery of the window repaired before the glass wa. renewed. Ho was glad to be able to hand over to the church an old box which had evidently been the old Alms Chest of St. Peter's long ago. It had been given him isomc time ago by a gentleman, who was leaving Carmarthen, and who certainly was not aware of its origin. A careful examination re- vealed the date 1710 under the letters S.P., and tho cover has an incision for a coin. Bearing in mind this date 1710. and the fact that the old Communion Table in the south porch bears tho date 1716, while the bells were recast in 1722, it seemed to him that probably early in the eighteenth' century some zeal- ous archdeacon may havo called attention to the decayed state of some of these Church fittings— probably those that had been provided soon after the Reformation (according to the requisition of Queen Elizabeth's reign), and that in consequence the churchwardens had had this "alms box" and the Communion Table renewed. It was interesting to recall that Steele may have placed his offering for the poor in that very box, as it was provided some 19 years before he himself was buried in the church with his second wife, one of the Scurlock family. The gift was accepted with thanks. The Vicar said that- it was most interesting that the box should be restored to the Church just two centuries after it was placed in the church. He hoped that it would be many times filled with money. Messrs. C. H. Morgan Griffiths, George Morgan Evans. J. T. Arthur, and James Jones (St. Peter- ptreet) were appointed sidesmen in the place of tho late Messrs. A. Ll. Davies, Morgan "Griffiths, and Jeffreys, and of Mr. T. Parkinson, who has left the town. Messrs. W. Spurrell and T. E. Brigstocke were appointed lay electors, and the Vicar concluded by moving a vote of thanks to the organist, tho choir, the sidesmen, the district visitors, and all others who had helped in the work of the Church during the year. ST. DAVIDS, CARMARTHEN. The annual vestry for St. David's parish was held on Friday evening last. the Vicar (Rev. T. R. Wal- ters, M.A., R.D.), presiding, and there being a good attendance, including Messrs. E. V. Collier and I). Rogers (churchwardens of Christ Church): Air. It. G. Lewis (warden of St. David's); Rev. Owen Jones (curate); Messrs. 13. A. Lewis, D. II. Thomas, A. E. Ham. J. Howell Davies, F. Treavett, J. D. Evans. Matthews, J Daniels, Herbert Evans, J. Trivett. W. I). Thomas. Tom Evans, Win. Jones, etc. Mr. B. A. ¡ .,>wis reported in accordance with in- structions fi > I) tho last vestry on the examination he and Mr. Ho'rnes had made into St. David's accounts for 1908 and 1099. and said they found that several items wanted adjusting. Having explained these in detail Mr. Lewi. said they could not complete the accounts because 1908 account. had not been audited, and the balance brought, forward from those ac- counts could not be certified until the previous ac- counts had been completed- With regard to 1909-10 account, which lie received tho previous day, they seemed to be correct, except that there was no entry of the collection from Christ Church for the organist fund. neither any entry o tlw bazaar receipts for 1909. but he could not certify these until they got. a certificate that the baianccs of the previous accounts were correct. The Vicar explained tho reason why the organist fund reeipts and expenditure had not been entered, and with regard to the bazaar money, that was safe enough in tlie bank. Mr. B. A. Lewis said it was only fair to the Vicar the paiish should know he had for a number of years provided the balance of the organist's salary, over and above what was received from both churches. They could hardly expect the Vicar to make up the funds which were deficient, and it was the duty of the parishioners to pay tho organist if they ensragod him. He thought the Vicar had paid ever since the organist had been at St. David's pretty near. Air. IT. G. Lewis—I am going to propose we re- ceive nothing from Christ Church for the organist; we have some money at the bank. The Vicar said he thought Mr. Lewis had better say Ilothill about the collection, and as for the money at the bank, he (the Vicar) would have some- thing to as to its disposal. •On the motion of Mr. D. II. Thomas. seconded hy Air. Win. Jones, jt was agreed the old accounts should be passed, subject to Messrs. B. A. Lewis and Holmes re-adjusting the balance. The accounts for 1909-10 were then submitted, showing a total expenditure for the year of :£64 10.. and an adverse balance of :£15 3s. Tho deficiency on the Church expenses account was :£23. due to extraordinary expenditure- in repairing the vestry. The statement was adopted. Air. E. Collier then presented the accounts for Christ Church, showing an. income including :£63 from the 1909 bazaar of £351 8s. 8d. They had not. had the sum from the bazaar actually, but it was their proportion, and St. David's had a similar sum. For church exnenses :£77 had been collected, :£8 for choir treat. £27 2s. 7d. for new organ fund, :£4 2s. 4d. sick and poor; £10 19s. lid. St. David's organist fund. There was a baianco in hand of £25 8s. id. iVlr. B. A. Lewis said he had drawn up a stata- ment of expenditure and receipts for the year to show exactly how they stood. There had been no extraordinary expenditure. The total receipts were according to the statement £351 8s. 8d. (including two bazaars, JS124 2, 6d). The real receipts from ordinary sources for the year were £227 6s. 2d. The expenditure was, adverse balance, JB69 6s. 8d.; 1908 account for water, j315 16s. 9d.; organ fund, £27 2s 7d. expenditure for year, £213 14s. 7d.; balance, £25 8s. Id. If they had had no extraordinary ex- penditure, and no extraordinary receipts in the way of bazaars, they would have wanted about JB14 to meet the current expenses of the Church. Mr. D. H. Thomas wanted to know on what authority the churchwardens had taken the bazaar money into the general fund. It was clearly under- stood the 1909 bazaar money should go to clear off the decorating account. The Vicar said there was no stipulation as to what object the money should be devoted to. There was an agreement that two-fifths of the receipts should go to Daviu's, two-fifths to Christ Church, and one-fifth to the Alodel Schools, but as to the allocation that was left entirely to the discretion oi the churchwardens. He was perfectly clear on that point. Mr. D. H., Thomas said there was a bazaar, and a certain profit made, and the money that was made was to go to a certain object, The Vicar and church- wardens took this money in trust for the church, and now there was money in hand couldn't they put it to lessening this debt? Would not they tell the^ vestry they were going to do it? The V icar said he did not think it mattered which account they put it into. If they wiped out one debt instead of anodier it did not make much difference. Air. Ham said there was but one account, and if they put that balance into the general account they had done all that could be done. Was the money going into the general account The Vicar—I hat is the idea, certainly. Mr. D. H. Thomas—If this ;t;6.) is not taken there will be an adverse halanoe Mr. B. A. Lewis said that was so. He pointed out that the decorating account had never been before the vestry; they did not know there whether there was an adverse balance or not. Mr. D. H. Thomas said he presented the accounts to a meeting of sidesmen, but he agreed it was not brought before the vestry except in the general ac- count. Air. J. Trivett moved, and Mr. Matthews seconded that the accounts be passed. Mr. D. H. Thomas proposed that they be not passed, owing to the JE63 being included, he reiterat- ing his contention it should have gone to wipe off the decoration account. Several members having given their recollection of the bazaar meeting in support of the Vicar's con- tention the accounts were passed, and the discussion which had been of an animated character, closed Mr. D. H. Thomas said there was £25 in hand, and he wanted to know whether that could go to. wards the decoration account. The Vicar said he would be in order in pronosin" it should, whereupon ° On the motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr j x- r' was agreed to devote the balance to a reduction of the debt. It was also decided that tho juo3 be obtained from the bank and put into the Church funds. Th* Ae.leot^,n churchwardens was then nroceeded with, Mr. T. Evans proposing, and Mr. W Jones seconding, that Mr. H. G. Lewis be re-appointed lor the ensuing year. This was carried, and The Vicar said that Mr. F. Williams, slate mer- chant, Blue-street, whose name had been mentioned, had been a very useful member indeed, and he was sure Mr. Daniel Jones the retiring Vicar's warden, would be only too glad to see Mr. Williams in his place for a time. He therefore proposed him. The V icar also nominated and appointed the two present churchwardens of Christ Church, Messrs F S an [ Rogers. They had, he said, g-iyen every satisfaction, Mr. Collier for a number of years and Air. Rogers during the past year. The services the churchwardens had rendered in the past had been such as to merit every encomium from the congrega- tions, and ho personally felt very grateful to them espmally to Mr Da„iel Jones, iuKS Church regular attendant to his duties in the The following sidesmen were appointed in place of those retiring by rotation :-St. David's- Alessrs Daniel Jones, 35. St. David's-street; W. Williams' T ) £ n"stree-V ^rT1' Jones- 24, St. Catherine-street'; John Evans, 3, Glannant-road; James Morris car- penter, 39,- St. Catherine-street; with James J. Davies as choir sidesman. Christ Church-Messrs. J. Trivett, 5, Alagazine- row; Lloyd, Lammas-street; F. Cocks, 23, Bridge-street; A. K Ham, Redholme; R J Ed- wards. 12. Union-street; and W. S. Wilford, 3, Mor- ley-street. Alessrs. H. G. Lewis and B. A. Lewis were re- appointed representative governors of Carmarthen- shire Infirmary. There were five nominations for the three posi- tions of Parochial Law Representatives, viz Messrs. B. A. Lewis, A. E. Ham, H. S. Holmes D. H Thomas, and E. V. Collier, and on a vote being taken, the result was as followsA. E. Ham 14 votes; B. A. Lewis, 11: H. S. Holmes, 10; D' II Thomas, 10; and E. V. Collier, 6. The tie for third place was decided by show of hands, Air. Holmes having a majority. The first three' were then declared elected. The Vicar incidentally made the remark that every-parishioncr has a right to a. seat in St. David's Church, but everyone had not a right to a seat in Christ Church. Mr. Ham asked if the seats in Christ Church were free, and being answered in the affirmative, en- quired why some seats were appropriated to in- dividuals exclusively? The Vicar—Because it. is accepted by the Vestry as a means of helping the contributions to pay the necessary expenses. Air. Ham-I have never known it was accented by the Vestry. The Vicar—Before you and I ever came to the V estry. Mr. Ham—If I had known that I should have moved long ago in favour of getting the Vestry to say it is a bad system, and I think it should have stood a. very good chance to get the Vestrv with me. The Yicar-I don't think so, much as I should like to see an church here. I tried it, .but it was no use. Air. Ham—It surely is not a. right thing that a man who can afford to pay should appropriate a seat against a man who couldn't afford to pay. The Vicar—There are plenty of free seats; the best seats in the church are free seats. Air Ham-The- rich pay because they want a seat for themselves; the poor man cannot'have one for himself. The Vjcal" said he could not allow anv further dis- cussion on the matter. Before closing the Vicar expressed his thanks to those who had worked for the church. There were some who had opportunities and had not used them, but those present that night had all done what they could. He particularly thanked the ladies, who were absentees, and who were very energetic and self-denying about the bazaars and the decoration of the church and various other things. Some time ago he made an announcement that an altar lectern had been sent to him by a London firm. who said the anonymous donor was averse to the name ap- pearing, so he didn't know whether it was a ladv or a gentleman. It was a very handsome lectern as they had ^seen on the Communion table, and thev aU expressed their appreciation of it. and thanks to the donor. The ,cur went on to mention that this was his thirtieth vestry in the parish, and stated that there had never from the time he came there to the present been a single cross word used hy a. parishioner towards the Vicar, or bv the Vicar to a parishioner. He thought this was reallv due to the perfect confidence, he flattered himself, thev had m one another. He had been shown everv possible Kindness during the time he had been there, and he had endeavoured to return it in every possible way, wnh a little interest: at any rate if he had not done he had faded in his inrention. Ho referred to the large number of communicants that appeared Easter after Easter, and said the number had been increasing year after year, and he hoped it would continue to develop into larger numbers still. He was very grateful for their kind courtesy, and, what he could not help feeling., the absolute confidence in whatever he said and did. He congratulated the Parishioners and himself upon the mutual relations of goodwill and kindness that existed between them. Might they ever continue so. The meeting then terminated.
PORTHYRHYD, r LLANWRDA OXCKRT-. A concert was held nt. Berrisbrook School on the 28th lib., in connection with Smvrna Sunday School. In the unavoidable absence of )11", J. Alorgari, Henllys-fawr, the chair was taken bv the Rev. J. C. Griffiths. Everything passed of very satisfactorily, and the items were greatly appreci- ated by a large audience. Songs and recitations were given, and Air. 1). Alorgan, draper, of Pentre, Astrad, kindly brought his gramaphorie. and gave a splendid selection of songs, etc. There were some competitions, which were adjudicated by Air, Lewis Roderick, chairman of District Council; as usual, his decisions gave entire .satisfaction. The following are tho awards:—Soprano solo: Miss Harriet Jones, Pwllprkldog, Rhandirimvyn. Btiri- tone solo: Divided between Alessrs. Gwilyni Jones, Ysgr ifell, and Mr. 1). Davies. Erryd, Cilycwm. Recitation: Air. D. Jones, Isaddler. IJanwrda, who also won the prize for the best love letter. Recita- tion for children under 14 years of age: I, D. J. Thomas. Drovers, PorthyrhyJ; 2. divided between Katie Griffiths. Garegfechan Cottage, and Dan Alorgan, Bedw. Dialogue, "House of Lords" Alessrs. R. Evans. Clyrights, and R. Jones. Gareg- fawr. Impromptu speech. "The Mole": Air. R. Evans, Clynglas. The proceeds were in aid of pro- viding funds for an outing to the jscholars of Smyrna Sunday School, which has become an annual event. Aluch of the success of the concert is due to the energetic service# of AJr. D. Jones, Pentre- cwn, the worthy secretary.
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AGRICULTURAL NOTES WITH VETERINARY QUERIES. A CALF CORDIAL. In case scour, 'that bane of the calf rearer, should show itself it is well to be prepared with some method of treating it. A calf cordial that has proved itself very efficacious is composed of ingredients as follows:—Prepared chalk, 2 oz.; powdered catechu, 1 oz. powdered ginger, oz.; powdered opium, 1 drachm: peppermint water, 1 pint; the dose for an ordinary calf is j oz. to be repeated at intervals if one is not sufficient. It is, of course, the object of everyone to so feed the young animals that their digestion may not bo upset, but we cannot always reach this stage of perfection—even with a perfect food"—and must be prepared for contingencies. A cordial must, of course, be used with discretion. The special drug in the above recipe is catochu, which is a strong astringent, and if too much is given, the cure may be worse than the disease, and the scour dry up too suddenly and be followed by cos- tiveness. If therefore one dose of the above is not effectual it may be repeated the next day, and the day after, according to circumstances—using the thing with judgment. CHARLOCK AND ITS DESTRUCTION. Undoubtedly the spraying of charlock with a solu- tion of sulphate of copper places in the hands of farmers very powerful means of destroying that plant, but those who wish to free their land from this pest should not be satisfied with trusting- en- tirely to it—not on account of any want of efficacy on the part of the process, but because the oppor- tunity it affords can make the total freeing of the land more speedy and therefore less expensive. It is very certain that all the seed will not germinate in one year; only that which lies conveniently near the surface will do this, and ultimate clearing of the land will depend on the thoroughness with which the seed will germinate, and be prevented from going to seed. The old practice of making the seed grow at such a time as it- will bo convenient to kill is quite as desirable as in the past, where this is followed out .before a crop is in the land or after it is sown. In an ordinary way SIX or eight inches of soil are brought under cultivation, but as a rule only that charlock seed within an inch of the sur- face fp-ows: if every seed grew during favourable conditions at least six or eight workings are necessary to clear the land. But every seed, or anything like every seed, will not. grow at one favourable time. therefore every portion of the worked soil has to be brought to the surface more than once. On light land many opportunities are afforded to work the land without running serious risks or spoiling the effect of previous workings, while on heavy" land there is great risk during spring, when the land is worked clown finely, that rains will cause it to run together, and thus destroy the effect of weathering during winter. It is therefore more difficult to free heavy land for the seed with which it is im- pregnated. After a corn crop is sown there is an opportunity for destroying charlock, if weather permits, just as the corn is peeping through the ground. If done then, with harrows of suitable weight, the corn is not pulled up, and if the corn is smothered it still has the power to press aside the mould and come through, whereas when the blade is an inch or more long it has lost its rigidity, and if smothered stands a poor chance of getting out again. In subsequent harrowings on loose land it is impor- tant to notice if there is a loading blade in a rigid condition, not the same smothering will bo dangeious. Vihere drilling is well done hoeing and horse-hoeing are valuable aids to cleaning; and when onlv a few plants are missed by the hoe and 'the sprayer, they arc best pulled up to nrevent seed- 1ng MANGELS. If tho South of England farmer cannot get as much food off an acre of swedes as the Northern farmer, lie has one compensation in that the mangel does better with him in his more sunny climate. Broadly speaking the mangel thrives in accordance with the amount of sunshine it receives; anything short of prolonged drought favours it growth. It is undoubtedly advantageous to sow the seed earlv provided .the soil has been thoroughly worked, and the land is not given to producing an excessive quantity of annual woods. Mangel secd germinates more, irregularly than turnip or cabbage seed be- cause of the musk, and unless a very good seed-bed is prepared there is considerable likelihood of thin- Mess of plant. Owing to the coldness of the soil in the early season the germination is slow, and the weeds get a start on it. so that no small difficulty is experienced m keeping the crop clean at the commencement, of its growth. There can therefore be no fixed date for sowing it adantablo to all soiled districts. Local custom has generally been founded on long experience, but it is well to boar in mind that, early sowing implies that there will bo a longer period of sunshine for the plant to benefit from. Owing to the difficulty of germination, and the hindering effects of weeds, it. is highly important to purchase seed that germinates quickly, ovenlv and strongly. Old seed is always slow to grow,' and stcred stocks should be avoided. Kohl rabi sown at the ssime time comes in usefully to transplant in the gaps that are discernible after singling, and as the small top variety is in good condition for feeding when the mangels are fit to get up. they are speci- ally adapted for use as top gaps LEO IIORNS. TjOgliorns are favourite fowls on the. farm. and some, in/ormation about them may be useful. The two best varieties are the white "and the buff or brown, while the black variety is also becoming ly 1, popular. They take a high place for hardiness and prolific laying, being favourites on clay soil, the white being perhaps the best variety. The white plumaged ones are the most common in use. with bright, clean, yellow legs, large red combs, and tlie chick has very large sickle feathers, with alert erect carriage. Being free rangers they do well in colony houses, arid the hens rarely become broody—brood in ess being usually a sign of mixed blood with them—and they will lav well from the age of four and a half months, yielding as many as 200 to 220 eggs per annum. The liens unfortunately have a tendencv to scaly eggs after the age of 16 mouths, but a washing with strong -oaand uater, or anointing with paraffin, will help this. The young cockerels are the greatest trouble. They have been known to crow at seven weeks old. are of precocious development, and worry the hens a great deal. As they arc always small- bodied. are too active and lively to be fattened, and dealers do not care for them, they pay best, to eat at home at eight weeks old or so. If a mar- ——i———i ,u .Â. ket can be found for them at this gge well and1 good, but they do not pay to keep longer. The sex of the chickens can to some extent be controlled by using only mature cocks, of say two years old, mating with full-grown hens. Leghorns are useful for crossing purposes in order to improve the laying qualities oi other breeds.
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MAHKETS GRAIN. NEWPORT. Wed., March 30.-Althougli there was only a small attendance and a general holiday feeling on IJhange to-day, the active tone which made itseii toit a week ago was fully maintained. Maize and uariev was 6d. to oct. dearer on the week. u .oats was in good request at the same firm prices which prevailed last wook. Flour met with a fairly good business, being firmly lielu at last week's figures. Bran and sharps were active at laie rates. CATTLE. NKYV PORT, Wed., Marcn o'JT—For an after holi- day market there was a good supply here to-day. A, keen demand prevailed tor all CIOOK at tne iollow- liig púcos ;-jj"st beei 10 per 10, stCunos uio to 6d; 4 Lwst itisli cattle O^d, seconds Od to Ojd; cowa 5d to o £ d; best weuier mutton bd, ewe 10 io 74d, lamb Is; calves Sri to lUa; pigs—porters lis 6d to 12s 6d and baconers Job .id to lUs bd per score. CATTLE. LEICESTER, April jj.—store ealtle were a large offering and trade showed more life, though muuy lots of a secondary character were left unsold. Ciioice shorthorn bullocks mado E18 5s to £ 22 10s per head; good lots ;17 to £ 19; Irish three-year-olds, 17 10s to £ 19: two-and-a-half-year olds, £13 10s to JE15 10s; Welsh runts, JB16 10s to £ 17 10s; ordi- nary Welsh, Jbll 10s to £ 16; young scock, j65 10s to £ 10; and calves. 15s to 35s per head. Choice milch cows were scarce and firm at £ 20 to E22 per head. Sheep met a. steady trade at late rates. LLANDILO, Mon., April 4.-Tlie usual fort- nightly market was held to-day by Mr. W. V. H. Thomas (of the firm of J. Howell Thomas and Son, auctioneers, etc., Carmarthen). There was not the usual supply of cattle, only some 70 being on offer. Most of them, however, were disposed of. The better class of bullocks went at from J616 to £ 19 10s., and a few heifers changed hands at 216. About 29s. per cwt. was made on bulls, but fat cows did not go so auickly. Thre was a brisk de- mand for sheep at something like lOd. per lb, and a few lambs went at Is. 2d. per lb. Fat calves were numerous, and sold at between 40s and 50s.. the batter ones going at £ 3 to £ 4 aniec.o The quality of cows and calves was poor, and they did not go so well, the best, however, fetching JB15, The sale realised about £ 1,600. CHEESE. NEW PORT, Wed., March 30.-Although there was a bigger supply available than a week ago. tho demand maintained its briskness. Quotations:— Caerphillies 54s to 58s per cw t., fancy dairies 60s to 63, Cheddars 68s, truckles 68s to 72s, and Derbies 68s to 70s. BUTTER. CORK, Wed., March 30.-Firsts 120s, seconds 110s: fino 110s; fresh butter from 114s to 112s per cwt. PROVISIONS. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN, Fri,ity, April I.-Priees: Butter in rolls Is 2d, casks Is Id per lb; porkers 8s 6d per score, weaners El to £1 2s; sheep 3jd to 4d, yearlings 4d per lb: calves, 4d: young fowls 5s to 6s per couple, 7d per lb live, old fowls 2s 6d to 3s per couple; eggs, twenty for Is; seed oats 2s 9d to 3s, barley 3s 9d to 4s per bushel; rabbits, -6d each. WHITLAND, Friday, April I.—There was a good attendance and supply for this season of the year. Butter in casks Is to Is 0^d, ditto in pound rolls Is 4d to Is 2..d per lb; eggs, 16 to 18 for Is; rabbits. 7d to 8d each; live poultry, 4s to 4s 6d per couple; dressed poultry, 9d to 9J,d per lb; beef 7d to 8d' 2 mutton 8d t 9d, and veal and pork 6d to 7d per lh. LLANDILO, Saturday, April 2.—There was a largo and quick market here to-day, with a good demand for butter. The eggs were fairly plentiful, but the poultry were rather scarce. There was a large at- tendance. Quotations:—Butter—fresh la 3d and Is 3d per lb, Australian Is 3d; eggs for Is, duck 2 eggs 8 for 6d; cheese—Welsh 6d per lb; honey Is 2d per lb, rabbits 9d each. poultry—fowls (trussed) 2s 9d each, alive 4s 6d to 5s 6d a couple; chickens (trussed) 3s and 3s 3d each. Flannel-whito Is Id per yard, shirting Is and Is Id, boys' lid, serge (coloured) Is 4d, whito Is 6d, hopsack Is 4d, kersey Is 4d. skirt lengths 5" each, costume cloth (double width) 3s 6d per yard, costume flannel (double width) 2s 6d to 2s 9d, large shawls (coloured) 12s 6d each, turnovers 2s 6d each, apron flannel Is 9d per yard. blankets 18s and 19s per pair. Wool: White and grey in-and-out-the-grease 2s 2d; black Welsh 2s 6d to 2s 8d per yard, best black 3s 3d and 3s 6d. Ger- man fingering mixed colours 3s 8d per lb. CARMARTHEN. Saturday, April 9.-Quotations: Cask butter Is l^d, fresh butter Is 2d to Is 3d per lb; dressed poultry—fowls 5s to 7s per couple; egn-s. 17 for Is: cheese, 4Gs.i>er cwt.
♦ PENCADER MABWOIAMH.—"it r "wvthnos hon y mae genynj v gorchwyl pruddaidd o gofnodi lianes marwolaeth a chladdcdigaoth y brawd ieuanc. Daniel H. Thomas.. Bank. Bu farw nos Fawrth, yr 22ain o Fawrth, ar ol cystudd byr. yn. 18 mlwydd oed. Un o nodwedd dawel a chyfeillgar oedd yr vmadawedig, lioff gari. bawb a l hadwaenai, ac iddo lu o gyfeillion myn- wesol. Chwith ydyw meddwl na chawn ei gyfarfod mwy yr ochr hyn i'r bedd. Pan yr oedd y gwan- wyn ,vn cerdded dros Iwybrau ein gwlad i'd effro, anian o'i cliwsg gauafol, cefnodd ef ar ei deulu it phawb i fwynhau mwynderau a thcleidion y wlad tuhwnt i'r lien, a hyriv cyn i wres na lludded bywyd. dynu'r gwlith oddiar flodau oi fywyd.. Y dydd Sadwrn canlynol daeth torf luosog yn nghyd i heb- rwng- ei weddiHjoii marwol i dy ei hir gartref vrt mynwent Eghvys Fair. Pencadcr. Gwasanaethwyd yn y ty gan y Parch. J. T. Hughes, ficer, ac yn vr Eglvvys gan y-Parch. E. Jenkins, eurad, vrhwn'a bregethodd e] bregoth angladdol oddiar y geiriau a-welir yn Salm 146, 4-5. Gorplienwyd y' gwasan- aoth ar lan y bedd gan y Parch. J. T. Hughes. Yn. mhlith yr ainrywiol_ bleth-dorchau a orohuddiant ei fedd gwelir un oddiwrtli ei athrawon a'i gyd-efrvd- wyr yn y)- Ysgol Ramadegol. a'1" Hall oddiwrth oi gyd-aelodau yn Ysgol Sul Eglwys Fair. Gadawodd i alaru ar ei ol dad a mam, pedwar o frodyr, a dwv chwaer gyda'r rhai y cydymdeimlir yn ddwys vn v W, brofedigaeth chwerw. "Requiescat in pacè." "Caderfab."
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