SUCCESS.—At the March examination, held in London, Mr. Alfred Christopher Bedington, Stud, S. A. (grandson of the late Mrs. Bickell. Fountain Hall), passed the examination for the Professional Associateship of the Surveyor's Institution- Mr. Bedington was articled to Messrs. Philip Munro na Son, Civil Engineers and Surveyors, Bristol. A meeting in connection with the Carmarthen branch of the National Lifeboat Institution will be hold at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, to-day (Friday), the 20th instant;, at 3 p.m., for the purpose of forin- Ing a ladies" auxiliary. The meeting will be addressed by Mr. Herbert Solomon, organising secretary. The Mayor (Mr. J. B. Arthur) will preside, and it i earnestly hoped that all persons interested will make n effort to attend. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the receJpt of the followings :-Periodicals from Mr. R. James. Stafford House, Nott's-square; Mrs. Gwynne-Hughes, Glan- c-othy, and Mrs. R. Thomas, Whitiand. LLANGUNNOR CHURCHYARD.—The Vicar of Llan- gunnor begs to call the attention of all those who have relatives buried in the above churchyard to make an effort to keep their graves tidy as the graveyard has just been put in onln. ST. DAVID'S CHOIR.—The adult members of St. David's Church Choir, tbout,60 in number, are going to take part with the Welsh Choir at the London de- monstration on Saturday next at Ilyde Park. The mass choir will be led by the celebrated conductor, Mr. John Williams, who led at the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod. CARMARTHEN STUDENT AND FIELD MISSION.—Mr. D. Picton Evans, of the Presbyterian College, Car- marthen, has .been accepted for ministerial services in Western Australia under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society. CYMMRODORION.—The executive meeting of the Cymmrodorion Society was held last Friday, Mr. Wm. Evans, postmaster, presiding. At the com- mencement the committee wol-jomed the Rev. B. Parry Griffiths, vicar of St. Peter's, who has been newly elected on the committee. Speakers were elected for the coming session. On the suggestion of the secretary (Mr. E. W. Rees) it was decided to offer prizes to the children of Carmarthen under 16 years of age for compositions in Welsh. DR. BANNADO s HOMEs.-On Friday last. Dr. Barnado's musical boys, with Mr. A. J. Mayers (deputation secretary) visited Carmarthen and gave two performances at the Assembly Rooms. The Mayor (Mr. J. B. Arthur) presided. A most attract- ive programme was gone through by the boys, and Mr. Mayer delivered an instructive lecture on the work done among destitute children accomplished by the Home, which was magnificently illustrated with life photos. OUTING.—A most enjoyable day was spent at Llanstephan on Tuesday in last week by the mem- bers of St. Anne"s Chinch, Cwmffrwd. The dismal weather of the early hours did not forecat a line day, but as time went on the clouds scattered aid it opened out bright. The party made their journey in brakes, leaving St. Anne's about 8.30 a.m .and arriving at their destination in good time. Meals were partaken of in the open air. and during the afternoon young and old joined in various games. The return journey was safely accomplished, Car- marthcn being reached about 8 p.m. Rev. and Mrs. Roberts were unavoidably absent. 4TH BATTALION THE WELSH REGIMENT (" E" Com- pany)—Orders for the week ending Saturday, the 28th June :-Officers on duty, 2nd Lieutenant W. L. Dudley; company orderlies, Sergt. J. Greenwood and Lance-Corporals T. Yorke and J. Orman. Mon- day: Company parade, 7.30 p.m., drill order; recruits' dr,ill, 7.30 p.m., plain clothes. Tuesday: Company parade, 2.uu p.m., drill order. Wednesday Recruits' drill, 7.30 p.m., plain clothes. Friday: Recruit:; drill. 7.30 p.m., plain clothes. Saturday: Route march, 3.0 p.m., drill order.—By order, J. F. de Ilpes,, Capt., commanding E. Co. 4th Welsh Regi- nwnt., Carmarthen. THE RINK PICTUREDROME.— During the latter sec- tion of this week a remarkable triumph of the biosoopic art will be shown at the 'Drome. The following is the programmeAurora Floyd," adapted from Miss Braddon's well-known story (in two parts,I; "The Engine of Destruction," an absorbing (two-part) drama: "Lake Como," "The Awakening of Bianca." a delightful story; How they got the Vote," "Mr. Dawson," "Little Charlie," three funny stories. For ine first part of next week the pictures are:—"The Beggar Prince," a fasci- nating and thrilling story, in two parts; "The a I I Leopard Avenger," an exciting story of a leopard hunt, in two parts; "Cross your Heart," a delight- ful story; "Life in Tripoli." "The Press Gang," "T"-e(-(ile(ium as Boxer," "Calamity Anne's Vanity," three laughter-makers. For further particulars see advertisement. DISTINCTION FOR MINISTER.—A twofold honour and privilege have fallen to the lot of the Rev. Gwilym A. Edwards, M.A., late pastor of Zion Chapel, Carmarthen, but now minister of Oswald Road C.M. Cnurch. Oswestry, in that he is this year the chaplain of both the Mayor of Oswestry (Alderman C. E. Williams. J.P.) and of the High Sheriff of Merionethshire (Dr. John Jones, J.P., of Dolgelly. The Rev. Gwilym A. Edwards, to whom this distinction has fallen, and who accompanied the incoming High Sheriff at Dolgelly last week, is a graduate in hononurs of both the Universities of Wales and Oxford. and at the latter he took both the schools of classics and theology; taking in the latter a coveted first class. WELSH FIELD COMPANY—ROYAL ENGINEEERS.— Carmarthen Section.—Orders for week ending June 28th, 1913 :-Offiocl' on duty, Capt. J. Francis; N.C.O. on duty, Sergt. G. Jones; Orderly Corporal, Corpl. S. E. Bowser; Orderly Trumpeter, Tpr. A.. D.uckfield. Monday: Infantry training, at 7.30 p.m.; dress, khaki, belt and frog. Tuesday: Re- cruits' drill, at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday: Dismounted —Engineering, Mounted—Riding drill, at 7.30 p.m. Thursday: Musketry—trained men only, at 2.30 p.m. Friday: Recruits' drill, at 7.30 p.m. Satur- day Musketry—trained men only, at 2.30 p.m.— (Siened) John Francis, Captain, Welsh Field Co., R.E. TIDE TABLE.—High water at Carmatrhen Quay; I at Ferryside high water is about half an hour earlier. Morning. Afternoon. Thursday. June 19th 6.50 7.11 Friday, June 20tn 7.32 7.52 Saturday. June 21st 8.12 8.22 Sunday, June 22nd 8.52 9.11 Monday. June 23rd 9.30 9.48 Tuesday. June 24th 10.6 10.24 Wednesday, June 25th 10.43 11.3 Thursday, June 26th 11.23 11.43 MARRIAGE.—The wedding took place on Wednesday in last week of Mr. James Da vies, Wellfield Lodge. Wellfield-road, to Miss Beatrice iFlorence George, 79, Water-street. The bride, who was .given away by her uncle (Mr. Harry Lohr. Cambrian-place) wore a dress of blue coline trimmed with white insertion, with hat to match. The bridesmaids were Miss Harriet Edwards. 7, Water-street, and Miss May Davies (sister of the bridegroom). The Rev. J. Gwynfe Jones performed the ceremony and Mr. Cledwin Davies (brother of the bridegroom) acted as best man. WEDDING.—On Wednesday in last week a pretty -but quiet wedding was solemnized at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Carmarthen, when Mr. Gilbert Banweli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Banwell, Cardiff, was married to Miss Mabel Gwenllian Jones, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Jones. More- lands, Waterloo-terrace. Carmarthen. There was a large attendance at the service, at which the pastor (the Rev. Christopher Whitfield) officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, was atten- ded by her two sisters (the Misses Ethel and Ger- trude Jones), as bridesmaids, while the best man was Mr. Louis J one (cousin of the bridej. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, when there was a large gathering of the family, relatives and friends. The happy couple left for Clevedon and Bournemouth, where the honeymoon is being spent. The presents were both numerous and costly. FUNERAL.—On Thursday in last week the funeral took place of Mrs. Margaret Jones, 18. St. David's- street, Carmarthen. The otficiating clergy being the Rev. Griffith Thomas, vicar of t. David's. The chief mourners were :—1st carriage Rev. Griffith Thomas. Mr. Rees Davies. Mr. David Morgan, and Mr. E. Col.by Evans. Second carriage: Mr. Richard Jones (husband), Rev. Fred. Jones, Mr. T. Bland Davies and Mr .T. Scoiirfield (brother-in-law). Third carriage Mr. J. Jones, Mr. D. Jones, Mr. W. L. Leonard, and Mr. Walter Lloyd. Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the following:—Husband and children. Tom and Mary (brother-n-law and mister: Esther and Maggie (nieces), Rev. Lewis Jones and Mrs. Jones. Vicarage. Bangor; Fred. Catherine and Jane (brother and sisters-in-law); Annie and Esther (cousins); the Leonards and Nancy: Mr. ,.rid Mrs. H. H. Jones. Union-street: Mr. and Mrs. Jones and family, Barnsfield-terrace; Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and family: Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy, Francis-terrace; Mr. and Mrs. and Miss B. Thomas, Johnstown. PROMOTION OF INSPECTOR MOUNTJOY.— Inspector James Mountjoy, of Carmarthen, who has been in charge of the West Wales districts of the Great Western Railway for several years, has been pro- moted to a more important district, and will now work the Reading and Oxford district. Mr. Mount- joy is a native of Cinderford. and joined the service of the G.W.R. Company at Cardiff in 1896, and after going through vaw'ous grades was appointed to the detective staff in 1901, under Supt. Matthews, who was then in charge of the Souin Wales districts. After being in the detective department some few months, he displayed marked ability, which soon gained for him well-merited promotion, and he was given charge of the West Wales districts, including Waterford and Rosslare, where he has remained until his present removal. During his charge at Carmarthen he was instrumental in breaking up a number of gangs of thieves, for which he received the thanks of his superintendent and the commenda- tions of the magistrates and judges. Many instances can be recalled where he showed a commendable trait in his character, viz., his sympathy with prisoners, not only speaking a. kindly word for them at their trial, but also in obtaining employment for them when the necessity arose. Mr. Mountjoy's removal is very much regretted in the locality. The S. Wales branch of the National Union of Journalists have conferred an honour on a local pressman, and at the annual meeting elected Mr. Emlyn Thomas, the West Wales representative of the "Western Mail, one of the vice-presidents. MARRIAGE.—A pretty wedding was solemnized at the English Baptist Church, Carmarthen, on Wednes- day. the 18th inst., when Mi ;s Ethel Lewis, 31, St. Catherine-street. Carmarthen, uuughter of the late .\1r. Wm. Lew.is, atUiunin -it Joint Counties' Asylum, Carmarthen, was married to Mr. R. Wil- liams, Ponty-berem. The t;v:ue. who was given away by her uncle (Mr. Davies, Sunnyside, St. Catherinc-streU, Carmarthen), was attaod in a sky- blue dress, with hat to match. LIe H, Y. Gwiiym Davies. M.A.. pastor of the English i->a>t.si Church, officiated. ST. DAVID'S PAROCHIAL BAZAAR ASD U-'ETE.—'We beg to draw our readers' attenuoii to aoove. full particulars of which will be seen in our auva»,0.- ment columns, and which will be held at Carmar- then next Wednesday and Thursday. There will be numerous stalls of every description and by the large amount of articles gathered together by the various stallholders, and givi n two fine days success is anticipated. Tho ai true dons include roundabouts, which Mr. Henry Studt. by nis usual generosity, has very kindly put ai the disposal of the committee, cocoanut shies, hoop-la stands, and numerous other attractions. The bazaar, which will be opened by Lady Phillips, of Coomb, on the first day, and by Mrs. -1. C. Bond on the second, is in aid of the restoration funds of the St. David's Church, Christ Church, and the Model Schools. The hon. secretary is Mr. D. Howell Thomas, Starling Park, and the assistant secretaries, Messrs. W. Rupert Evans and W. David Thomas. TEXXB: Carmarthen v. NevVcastle-Emlyn.—On Saturday last the Carmarthen team met Newcastle- Emlyn at Carmarthen, when after a fairly exciting game the visitors were victorious by 8 events to 6. Mr. E. Walter Rees and Miss Lilian Harries went through unbeaten, whilst Mr. Richards and Miss M. Williams only lost one event for the winners. The return game will be played at Newcastle-Emlyn in July. The following are the scores:—E. Thomas and Mrs. Cash (Carmarthen) lost to B. Hughes and Miss Davies, 3-6, 46; lest to M. Richards and Miss Wil- liams, 7-5; 1-5, 2-6; lost to E. W. Mathias and Miss G. Davies, 6-2, 6-2. E. W. Rees and Miss L. Harries (Carmarthen) beat Richards and Miss Davies, 6-2, 6-4; beat Mathias and Miss Davies, 6-1, 6-3; beat Randell and Mrs. Dr. Lloyd. 6-1, 6-3; beat Richards and Miss M. Williams, 6-1, 3-6. 6-4. T. T. Lloyd and Miss L. Jones beat Mathias and Davies, 6-3; 6-2; lot to Hughes and Davies, 5-7. 36; lost to Richards and Williams, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6. R. Stacey Jones and Miss G. Thomas lost to Randell and Llyd. 2-6. 2-6; lost to Richards and Williams, 4-6. 3-6; lost to Hughes and Davies, 4^5, 6-2, 4-6.
KIDWELL V NOTES. A well-attended open-air meeting in support of Tariff Reform was held in the Pelican-square on Wednesday, the 11th inst. Mr. H. J. Stokes, the Unionist agent for West Carmarthenshire, presided. Mr. W. Griffiths, a working miner, gave an exhaust- ive survey of the political world, and showed how a re-arrangement of our fiscal policy would benefit the working-men as well as the country at large. Ma encountered some opposition which found expression in occasional interruptions in the form of questions, some of which were germane to the subject under review, while others bore no relation whatever to Tariff Reform. Mr. Griffiths showed great resource- fulness in dealing with the varied subjects intro- duced in the questions, and displayed admirable tact in meeting the interruptions. The meeting, which was characterised by great good feeling, was brought to a close with a hearty vote of thanks to the speaker. A meeting was held in the Parish Room on Mon- day evening in inis week for the purpose of making arrangements in connection with the forthcoming demonstration of protest against the Welsh Church Bill to be held in •bwansea on Saturday, the 28th inst. The vicar, the Rev. Gruffydd Evans, B.D., presided, It was reported that a large number of local Churchpeople had signified their intention to take part in the demonstration, which promises to be the most imposing of all the meetings organised in opposition to the mean little Bill." The con- tingent from each parish will be preceded by its own distinctive banner, wnich, in the case of Kid- welly, will be carried by the veteran and stalwart ex-postmah and parish clerk, Mr. Ralph Fisher. The annual gymanfa ganu" of the Congrega- tional churches of Kidwelly and district was held on Sunday last at Sardis, Trimsaran, when the follow- ing choirs took part:—Capel Sul, Kidwelly and Soar, Mynyddygarreg. Tabor, L'lnsaint; Carway and Sardis. Trimsaran. The conductor was the renowned Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards. Mountain Ash. who took the place of Mr. J. Phillips, J.P.. Aberavon, un- avoidably absent owing to a family bereavement. By the way, it may be mentioned that Mr. Phillips sailed from Liverpool on Monday last in charge of the only male voice choir from Wales to compete at the Pittsburg Eisteddfod. The singing of the choirs was highly creditable, and the festival was throughout a success. The morning and afternoon meetings were presided over by the Rev. R. Jones. Sardis, while the Rev. W. C. Jenkins, Capel Sul. was the evening's president. The Rev. —. Williams. Carway. was also present, and took part in the services. The wedding took place at Capel Sul on Saturday, last of Mr. Willie Davies, son of Mrs. Davies, IFrondeg. Water-street and Miss Katie Williams, dni.ehter of the late Mr. Albert Williams and Mrs. Williams. Water-street. The bridesmaids were Miss Marv Williams (sifter of the bride) and Miss Lizzie Davies (sister of the bridegroom). The bride was given away by her step-brother, Mr. W J. Thomas, GwonrrwenonlPth Farm, while Mr. Willie Bowel Is, coal merchant, Clvdach-on-Tawe (cousin of the bridegroom), acted as man. The officiating ministers were the Rev. W. C..Jenkins1 Capel Sul, and the Rev. H. R. Jones, Siloam. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's residenec, after which the rewlv-wedded couple drove to Car-' martlien, where the honeymoon is being spent. The new)v-ai)'iointed "haplain of Bridgend Asylnm (the Rev. D. T. Jones. Llanllwch, was some- four years curate of Kidwellv. where his numerous friends join in offering him their hearty congratuh., tions on his promotion. -<
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN NOTES The recent spell of broiling sun has played havoc with the tarred road. The "black draught" has oozed out through the gravel in a most threatening manner, and many .bear evident marks of having come into contact with it. It was most amusing to notice a dog belonging to a prominent citizen struggling to free his four paws, which had got hopelessly entangled in the slimy black. He has not yet finished licking away the treacle from his paws. The town is now undergoing extensive renovations. Plasterer- and painters arc busy at work, and the pretty old town will soon present a welcome appear- ance. The hermitage has succumbed to the plas- terers' embraces, and promises to become a good- looking building, several shops are having new fronts put in also so that by the time the August eisteddfod comes this worthy old cradle town of notabilities need not be ashamed of its appearance. There seems to be a great demand for dandelion, nettles and other hedgerow plants just now, and busy hands are to 'be seen gathering these medicinal herbs: Even pater families go out baskets on arms to gather. Theso make an excellent summer beverage.
0REFACH. You NO LIBERAL LEAGUE.—On Friday evening an inaugural branch of trie Drefach and Velindre branch of the Young Liberal League was held in the Baptbt Chapel, Drefach.lerirmn J. Lewis, J.P., Meiros Hall, presided. Mr. John Hinds, M.P., who was present, referred to the benefits which would be derived from the Young Liberal League from an educative point of view. Mr. Hinds also referred to the good work done by the present Government and the excellent Bills passed.—Pro fessor Owen, Carmarthen, explained the aims and objects of the league. He also compared the atti- tudes of the two parties with regard to property, profits, and society. lie also spoke a few words upon disestablishment from a historical point of view. He concluded by outlining the course which they should adopt in order to make the league a success.—'by the distribution of leaflets, getting good speakers, and organising debating societies.—The Rev. E. T. Owen, Saron, in proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the speakers, encouraged the members to do their best.—Mr. John Jones, Velindre View, in a super-enthusiastic speech, seconded the proposi tion. The following are the local officers:—President, Alderman Lewis; secretaries, Messrs. John James, Brynteg. and J. R. Davies, Danybank; treasurer, Mr. David Thomas. Cwmpengraig. About 160 mem- 1 bers have already been enrolled.
IN DEFENCE OF HARRY HARPER A LAST WORD. (By GWILYM DAVIES, M.A.). There seems to be little hope now that Harry Harper shall not pay the full penalty for tne awful crime which he committed. The sentence of death has been upheid by three of His Majesty's Judges sitting in the Court of Criminal Appea1. On the evidence, there can be no doubt whatever that the verdict given and confirmed is in law the only possible verdict. in a court of law jt is nothing that he is a pathetic instance of one who from the beginning has had the dice heavily loaded against him. His mother died when he was two years old; at the tender age of eight little Harry was turned out to the road to beg for bread and work from farm to farm. Neg- lected as a child, condemned as a mere boy to be a tramp, what chance was there of growing into a fine type of manhood? He is to-day an outstand- ing example of the unhealthy products of the civilization about what we are inclined to boast. The blood which he Jias shed is upon our hands as woil as upon his own. Not having had the opportunities to develop wh.ch have been thrust upon the rest of us he has arrived at the age of 30 with the intellectual equip- merit of a child. His economic value in the labour market was stated to be ninepenoe a day with the plainest of food and a bed on a loft over the cows. At the Assize trial medical practitioners who ap- peared for the Crown bore wyiness to the fact that he might be regarded as one who could be held ajooountable for his actjions. There can be no question that the doctors, excellent men with irre- proachable reputations, spoke tflie truth as they knew it. Yet I have an uneasy feeling that in a case of life or death an expert in mental diseases should have been called before the sentence w pronouncd. And I have the best reasons for saying this, for I have had an experience which has left a deep impression on my mind. This is the story, every particle of which can be amply verified. A work- ing man friend of mine got to be very odd and erratic. One day I was asked to go to see him. I found him in a coal-house with a knife which he aaid he was going to use presently. He was then put on a farm and worke" well for weeks. He I had another bout. A most capable general practi- tioner, for whom I have the utmostl respect, went I to examine him at my urgent request. "My dear fellow," said the doctor to me, "I don't doubt what you say, butf I can't possibly certify. He is as sane as you are.' Another medical man of standing was called in and he was, if anything, more emphatio. Then, it came to pass, that my friend was placed under the observation of experts in lunacy. Their I report was that the case was serious, that year b: year he would .grow worse and worse, and finally become a helpless, hopeless lunatic. And sq, unfor- tunately, it has proved to be. now, suppose my poor friend had killed anyone before he was examined and reported upon by the experts in lunacy? Would not the medical men to whom I have referred be bound to testify that they believed tne man to be quite sane? Because to them during the hours they interviewed him the man was absolutely rational. As far as Harry Harper is concerned witness after witness was quite clear on one point-that he was odd, queer, not anything like normal. Mr. William Jones, farmer, of Llandovery, said:—"He had peculiar ways when he was sober. He was childlike. People who have seen him have re marked to me and asked Is he alright? Is he 4ike this always? I remember him on one occasion throwing himself against a hedge and crying. I have never seen a man like him." .These are the words of Mrs. Margaret Jones:— I knew him well. He did not always appear to me tfo be quite right. He was not always the same." And what happened on the very night fore the tragedy? Harper went down." so a farm labourer told the court, "and brought out a gun and when near the stile he gave the gun to Wil- liam James and asked William James to shoot When James refused Harper laid down on the hedge and cried." These, amongst others, are the considerations whioh have led many well-known people to sign a peinon in favour of the condemned man. On that petition there are the signatures of the B,ish ip cf St. David's, and Judge Lloyd Morgan. Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas, the first authority in Wales on Rural Conditions, is anxious that his name should be added. On the petition, too, may be found the names of a large number of clergy and ministers of magistrates, of solicitors, and doctors and other professional men. Perhaps more signficant still the petition contains the signatures of the Medical Superintendent and the doc.ors at the Joint Counties' Asylum. And, the Home Secretary will glance at the names of thousands more of us, of the rank and file. It is true we do not count for much, but from our hearts we believe that this young man, Harry Harper, should be shown that mercy for which the jury wiho tried him so earnestly pleaded.
LLANGENDEIRNE PRESENTATION.—Last Sunday immediately after the evening service the members of Salem C.M- Church presented Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Morgans on their recent marriage, with a handsome marble timepiece. Both Mr. and Mrs. Morgans are natives of the vicinity of Llangendeirne. Mr .Morgans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Morgans, Post Office, Pontantwn, and his better half is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. 1 nomas, Alltycadno. Both families are very highly esteemed and respected in the neighbourhood. The officiating minister for the day (the Rev. Richard Williams, Glynogwr) presided over one meeting. Mr. John Davies, Gian-nant, presented Mr. and Mrs. Morgan with the timepiece, and assured the recipients that the presents were but very inadequate expressions of the church's appreciation of their services. Mr. George Harries. Wernelly, representing the deacons. spoke in ulo- gTstic tcms of the sterling qualities of the young married couple in their indefatigable efforts in con- nection with the cause.
LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH PRESENTATION.—On the 9th inst. Miss Samuel, assistant mistress at tile Llanfinangel-ar-arth School, since July, 1904. was the recipient of a valu- able afternoon tea service, suitably inscribed on the occasion of her resignation. The presentation was subscribed for by uie scholars and friends, who showed their appreciation of the services of Miss Samuel, in a most liberal manner. The Rev. J. T. Hughes, vicar and chairman of the managers, made the presentation, and in his speech referred to the high esteem in which Miss Samuel was held by scholars and managers, and of the satisfactory manner in which she had discharged her duties. He also addressed appropriate remarks to the scholars and wished Miss Samuel happiness in her new sphere. Miss Samuel responded in a neat speech, in which she thanked the Vicar for his kind expressions, and the scholars and friends for the tea service, adding that the pleasant associa- tion with the Llanfihangel-ar-arth School would always be remembered. The head teacher (Mr. Geo. H. Thomas) said he wished to associate himself with the warm wishes expressed by the Vicar. The meeting was concluded by the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau."
ABERAYRON DEATH.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Llwyncelyn Farm. Cilcennin Aeron, which occurred on Thursday week. The de- ceased lady was 77 years of age. The Rev. Ken- neth Da'vies officiated at the house, and paid a high tribute to the deceased lady's excellent qualities. Tne Vicar, the Rcy. Mr. Davies, officiated at the church and grave. The place of sepulchre was Cilcenncn Church. The mourners included Mr. David Jones, 3. Grove-place, Swansea; Mrs. Han- nah Davies. (sifter); Mr. and Mrs. D. Jones, Cellan; Rev. D. Hewid Williams, Gwalia House, Llandilo (nephew; Mrs. Thomas, Swansea (daughter); and Mrs. Evans. Ferndale (sister-in-law). 4
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LLITH TWM 'BARELS We'n i lawr sha Abarteifi rwsnoth wetha a widd- och chi, ma dyn yn clwed pethe rhifedd ofnadw dim ond iddo fe gadw'i gliatie yn y gored. We'n i'n wako ar hid y lie a mi ddes ar draws wampin o filding a gofines i rai wedd yn sefill obiti, (a ma lot yn sefill obiti, sha Abarteifi) beth wedd y bild- ing. Oh, minfie un, dina'r Pavilion. Chlwoch chi ddim am y Pavilion. Wrth gwrs fe weles bang na we dim iws gwadi nabiddieth a'r Pavilion yn Abarteifi, mwy na'r Coroneshon Hol yn Abarporth ne'r dyn di yn Carfurddin. Wel, mi ges i dipin o hanes y bilin ma men biti jiffi. Mai n debig ma bildin yw hwn i'r dinion ifenk gal riw le i injoio tipin yn y nosweithe,—dim ond difirrweh diniwed clo. Wei nawr, mai'n debig fod na brigethi yn erbin y bilding ma nawr. Aohos beth ma na bri- gethi'n i erbin e. Hm, ie, mi leike Twm gal gwbod na. Mai e'n spekto shach 'ny. Spektwch chithe. Os tipin nol difirrio'r tai tafarne we nhw. Wel allir ddim i beio nhw am 'ny wath ma hini'n ffashwn nawr oddiar row y bwzers yn Hen Gapel Llechrid. Na shindi. Newy glwed am y bisnes ny ma Twm, ond 'na fe, ma Twm yn mind i roi spesnal visit i Llechrid. 0 ie, sharad obiti Bavil- ion Abarteifi we'n i. ontefe. Wei, mai'n blwmin shem bod nhw'n kiko row achos hwn, wath le ma dinion ifenk yn mind i hala'i hamser. Jiw smo nhw'n diskwl iddi nhw lojo'n y capeli. Hm, ie, lojins go anghisiris ag ekspensif fise hini. Ma rhiw le ofnadw sha Distrik Cownsil Abar- teifi. Na fechgin call ofnadw sy 'na. Mi glwes i fod Ffynonfaer fel ta whant arno bledo points obiti'r gifreth a Mr. Dafis y cifreithwr. Fe iw clerk y Cownsil ichi'n gwbod. We rhiw fistree obiti rhiw gotejis sha Blananerch. Pwy we'r perchen. We Tomos Hiws hefid clo yn getin o gifreithwr yn y mitiing. Wel, mai'n bosib fod Hiws yn dyall rhwbeth obiti gifreth. Sna i'n gwbod. Ond mi wn i fod ishe rhwbeth yn well na dwr a sebon i wella'r comshinshwrn. Ma ishe rhwbeth yn well na foreteen bob a week i weith- wirs yr hewl i gadw i teiliodd.' A odi Hiws a Ffynonfaer yn galler cadw'i tieiliodd am foreteen bob wn i. Wir falle bod nhw, ond sna i'n credi. Trieni na fise Ffynonfaer wedi cal i godi fini yn gifreithwr. Ar fenkos i mai e'n galler sharad,— ne gifft cfv the gab sdwad y Sais. Ond dina fe, ftdd gen i air bach i weid wrth Ivan a Tomos wsnoth nesa. Rhiw dwlsin a'r felldith iw Gwen- drath shach ny, ond ma inte'n gneid emill i howler hefid. Wedd lento ishe llanw lini rhiw rewin sha Abarporth. Gida hini dima Gwendrath yn i brathi ddi rwp fod ishe llanw lento fini. Wedd eitha point da'r scwlin, ond standodd c ddim skram hit fod gwaskod lento mor dyn a corden ffidl yn barod. Wel mi es i miwn i'r Red Lion yn Abarteifi, stim ishe gweid at beth. Bisnes Twm yw hini. Smo Twm yn un o ferched y te. Amser we ni no pwy ddath miwn yn ddisimwith ond yr hen Jak. Wedd e wedi bod lan sha Shinod In. Rargol fowr, na le fiodd no clo. Trieni ofnadw na fise Twm yn galler skriveni'r baxe brain na sy da riporters er mwyn rhoi'r hanes i chi fel we Jak yn i weid e. Nawr mai'n debig fod ffarm y Panne .i gal i gwerthi, a mi ffeliodd Loid Price (y perchen) a dyn y Panne gitino obiti'r pris. Riw- shap ne gili fe ddoith y Smol Holdings Comiti miwn i'r bisnes a me fiodd enkweireri fowr yn isgoldi Garwenlli. Wedd Loid Price yn iskwid rhai o heni nhw fel cath yn iskwid lligoden clo. Mi ge-s i doppin ofnadw clwed y bwlets gas Tom Pari'r ejent. Drian a Pari ma pobin ai droed yn i krwpper e. Ond widdcch chi betih halodd i wherthin fwy na dim bid. Y kemist bach o'r Cei yn rhoi eVidens obiti ffarm y Panne. Diain ma hwn snwr o fod yn gwbod mwy am weitho pils a cimiski moddion nag am tfarmc. Wei man well da Twm i stiko at ebi 'bait 's ra troi' n ekspert ar ffarmo. Shwt troith hi mas i Dafis y Panne fel tenant dan y Cownti Cownsil wn i. Ond dina fe, bisnes Dafis fidd hini. Leike mo Twm fod yn denant iddi nhw ta beth. Bad Iwk owt yw hi. Digon tefcig ceith c ddigon o amser i ddifari 'r un peth a bachan Blanpistill. Ond gewn i sharad obiti hini to. TWMLETS. Nawr to gair am y Twmlets. Gan ma'r ffurst go off wedd hi tro hin ma Twm yn mind i weid gair am rai o'r gesses. Mi fiodd mistir goligidd mor garedig a hala'r peil lawr i Twm i Abarteifi. Wedd y jiwdiketers wedi pigo mas y rhai gore, a thrw hini alia i ddim gweid dim bid obiti'r rhai gore wath weles i mo rheini. Wei dun boys, we chi wedi cinig, yn dda a'r felldith. Gair bach te am rai o nhw, fel digwiddes i gitcho indi nhw.—Rhaid ichi mistir goligidd i helpi'r spelian indi nhw os na fidda i wedi coppio'r enwe'n reit. Baban Cyntaf—Feistrola'r aelwyd. Ma hwna shwr o fod yn iawn, ond sda Twm ddim ekspiriens ffor na, a feJny alia i ddim gweid dim. Gwyneb Liawen-Llith Twm 'Barels. Go dda. Wes ma wmed eitha llawen da Twm i hinan hefid, ond ma Twm shwr o fod yn actios i rai wmede beido bod yn llawen. Seldom Seen—Sovren with me. Amen weda inne. Meddwl wy hefid gall gweithwirs Distrik Cownsil Abarteifi weid 'r un peth. Drws y Cefn-Dirwestwyr cael cwrw. 0 na hen glowten gas. Ond ma lot vn y point credwch chi fi. Senedd Prydain—Nefoedd Pregethwr. Wel os dyw fore hunred a year yn gneid nefodd ma'r bachan ma shwr o fod yn iawn. Senedd Pryd)iin-Neuadcl Sekurwyr. Sna i'n credi hyn, wa,t<h wrth fel wedd Towin bach yn diskreibo sha Landissil allsen feddwl fod nhw'n rai bishi duchrinllid rhing raso ar hid y waks a hifed te. Hetiau Menywod—Whils cart asyn. Ie shwr w. Allsech weid whils beisicl uchel yn brion. Ichi'n gwbod, rhen feiks slawer dy. Wet Summer—Twm 'Barels in requisition. Na slabin o air. Ond we'r boy ma wedi rhoi pedwar gair yn Dwmlet. Ddat wont doo. Tri gair sy fod. 0 ma, ishe Twm ar drei summer hefid. Senedd Prydain—Pwrbox savio. Jiw savio beth wn i. Smo nhw n savio'r dreth no ta beth, na savio cifloge'r offiishais mowr. Gwyneb llawen-LIoyd George. Ma hina'n eitha reit nenwedig pan bo rhiw big kun yn kicko'r bwked a lot o ddihs ar i ol e. Jiw ma Dai yn wherthin yn .5wit prny. On the Rocks-New Councillors. Wir falle bod nhw, ond mai'n blwming ffakt fod lot o hen gown- silors ai pwmps ar y sand. Go sheki iw nhw. Llythyr Caru-Llonyddwr poen calonau. Wn i ddim wir. Ma lot o lithirin cari yn aohos o breecn o promis ceses. Stim llawer o loni ffor ny. Priodi am Arian—Pechod anfaddeuol. Hm. mi Twm yn folon treial y pechod ma men brain i. Hen bechod bach go iwsfwl iw e. Senedd Prydain-Swyddogion Penchwiban. Ie WlrjjCl,WgaS 1W i haner nhw. Ma lot o nhw yn meddwl mwy am y Uithrene M.P. nag am bwr dabs Cimri. We Towin yn meddwl mwy am y Lheinamens nak am Taffi. •t€' amser gore wsnoth hin bovs. Ma wath fe ddoith rhiw domen a'r cinllwn miwn i gtd. Nawr knewch chi'ch gore wsnoth hin boys. Ma nhw n eitha simpl i gneid, ag eitha preisis i'r gore. 0 ie, fe wedodd mistir goli.gidd wrthw i am weid wrthoch chi fod rhaid rhoi pob gess ar gwpon gwa- hanol. Mi allwch hala'r dibs am dreiaj yn un Iwmp, ond ma cwpon i fod atl bob gess. Cofiwch chi fod y drws yn cloi tap ar ol y post cinta bore dy Sadwrn. Peidwch ai gadel hi hid y finid ddwetha cin hala miwn. Wel cin dabo'r penail i'r boked wy am weid wrthoch chi mistir goligidd mod i am gal lot o le rwsnoth nesa wath ma gen i lot ofnadw o bethe i weid. So long nawr te. Welith neb o Twm, Yn denant Cownti Cownsil, Ma bile main riiv drwm Am neid shwt grig o bickil. Well da Twm Weli gwellt ar dowlad ffarm. 0
GREAT CHURCH DEMONSTRATION AT HENLLAN Over 2.000 loyai and enthusiastic members of the div Vft g the °Pen at Henllan on Wednes- a ternoon to show their strong objection to St. McKennas Mean Little BUI." For weeks Sf T 1 (■ ueV' J' Evans' rector of Llanfairorllwyn, had been busy at work organising the demonstration, and his labours were not in vain. The crowd came, the speakers came, the speakers spoke, and the demon- stration as a whole speaks loudly of the machinery at present at work in St. Stephen's- The various churches marched to the field headed by their banners, and the Llangeler Church members looked a formidable regiment marching under their flag, and headed by their brass band. The meeting opened by singing "Beth yw'r imdrech, .both ihytel," to the accompaniment !?e Ug r Brass 15aruL it was most effective. Alter the Rev. W. J. i^vuns offered prayer, the chairman (Mr. Chas? Lloyd, M.A., J.P.) addressed the meeting. One remark of tne chairman's evoked loud laughter and cheers. It was to the effect that the Government were endeavouring to disestablish and disendow the Cnurch which had given birth to the Government. The Bishop of St. David's, who was received with ringing cheers, next addressed the meeting. He looked in excellent fighting order, despite the hard work he has lately and is now undergoing. He was not in the least disturbed by the 99 majority of the previous evening, a was not the majority wnich wsa of consequence, but the simple fact that the ernment had not been able to vindicate their mean little Bill. The three important points dwelt upon by his Lordship were:(lj Mr. Bonar Law's promise to undo after tiie next election what the Government Were now doing, if they succeeded. (2) The i-ibci-al mémbers stooPmg to the Liberal Whip. (3) The inability of the Government to justify the measure. Hi" Lordship quoted a remark of Sir D. Brynmor Jones', to the effect that "they had a machine of good pattern and up to date." They could bid farewell to their machine. The Bill. although .it had been through tins machine, would have to face the test of a general election again. People might ask when would they have a general election. Who knew. It could not be long. When his Lordship referred to the majority of 99 of the previous evening, there was a low murmur of applause from a few of the opposition in a corner, a. if they had not -e moral courage of their con vjctions to cheer heartily. Mr. Lewis Roderick, of Cilycwm, then addressed the meeting .in fluent Welsh. Mr. Roderick-s address was historical and appealing, and he also was given an unbroken hearing save for outbursts of cheers. Mr. Roy Evans, Newc.astle-mlyn, in a neat, pithy speech proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the speakers, which was seconded by Mr. Daniel Jones Llangeler. Mr. Samuel Jones, Trcbedw Mills, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was seconded by Mr. D. H. Lewis, Cawdor Mills. After singing Teithio 'mlaen mae Eglwvs Icsu," the rural dean (the Aev. W. Powell) pronounced the Benediction, and one of the best demonstrations ever held came to a close. Even the higher type of Non- conformists of whom there was a large number pre- sent. listened attentively to the speakers, and ap- peared to enjoy the addresses. A resoluion of protest against the Bill was unani- mously passed.
An aferming fire occurred at Llanelly on Sunday afternoon last. the large chemical works acquired about two years ago by Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co., Ltd., the leading manufacturers of tin- plates in South Wales, was razed to the ground. Damage to the extent of about £ 30,000 has been caused. We are pleased to note that Mr. P. A. Lewis, B A (youngest son of Mr. Peter D. Lewis. Hamilton House, 'Carmarthen) has been appointed modern language master (French and German) at the Barry County School. Mr. Lewis is at present engaged on the resident staff of the College International. Jeneva, Switzerland, to which he was appointed two years ago.
Carmarthenshire is experiencing almost a sensa- tional boom in salmon fishing. The Blabs of the fishmongers at Carmarthen have been a sight to see, catches of net fishermen both there and at the mouth of the Towy being abundant and frequent, as the consignments at the railway station give evidence. The other day a fisherman at Llan- Rtephan netted a salmon weighing 321bs. The Rev. W. Rees, Llechryd, writes:—The strange, weird charm and originality of the four articles on "Moored Memories' by "L. G. and the extreme modesty of the author impel me to write a word from the feelings produced in me by his writings. The thrilling consciousness and rap- ture of life, felt, and so exquisitely described in these "Moored Memories," is remarkable and creates a craving for more; so that one is aston- ished at what the writer says:—"But my readers, IF THERE ARE ANY. I am sure have had enough. Again, "And so, gentle readers, if I HAVE ANY AT ALL." (The small capitals are mine. The writer has had visions and experiences which are unfamiliar and supereminent, and depicted with such a felicity of expression and power of language. Such descnp- tions come only from a meditative, brooding cast of mind, together with a keen observation of the wonders of nature. The author is extremely sensi- tive to the mysterious influence of grandeur, and is capable of being excited, or rather, elevated into z, state of ecstasy similar to Keats when he looked sit tne Sheen moon, or to Richard Jeffries1 when he stiijvcl at the mid-day sun,, or at the great sea. The and graphic record of "L. G.'s' transcen- dent aonsatf/ws in the Alps after reading it haunts and create* longing for a similar sensation. Whilt a boon it ie, %erp it only for once, to be overpowered by the aonsc of life, and submerged by it, free from every morb:d passion, fearless, I reckless, with no disquietude, no vengeance, no hatred, "no burden, real or imaginary" in that ''Wonderful tobaggan flight down the mountains by moonlight'-a bliss ineffable, where all anxious thoughts are steeped in a feeling of immense plea- sures. Who can say how much of the celestial current rushes through man's soul, mind and body through that one experience—the alliance of Divine bli-s, and snort. "Melus, moes eto." We print, blushing-but incredulous. A correspondent writes :-The very name of your "Twm 'Barels,' who interests and educates us week by week, reminds me of many local industries of I fifty years ago, some of them now probably alto- gether extinct. Some of the makers appeared only at the fairs to dispose of their wares while others made only rare visits round the farms and cottages. As I write now the old clock ticks which was cleaned every two years by the mason who, in nis self-prentice days, finished off for a fact with a wheel is spare saying. Dyna cadwch chi honna, fulio bydd ei hise hi y tro ne-sa. 11 Probably his mantle has fallen on a successor. Benni Babwr. with his home-made nails, has now no representa- tive. Nor has the woman who came round some- times seiling the "pabwr,' the home-made wick for the candles which were made in every cottage. Once upon a time the "craffwr ffiolau" came., who cleverly drcke thin zigzag pieces of tinplate into the wooden bowls when, after soaking them, he had squeezed the cracks together. These bowls and the platters had also been made not very far away. Anotner man brought round the "whintellau," the -ort of rough round-bottomed baskets used for carrying potatoes, turnips, etc., about the farms. The same man as a rule made the brooms out of birch or the broom bushes. It was mostly another craftsman who made the "lip" in which the horse food was carried to the stables. This lip was made by drawing a tuft of clean straw through a piece of horn, the end of which had been sawn off. As this tuft was drawn through, the bark of a split briar was neatly twisted round the straw and the "lip" was fashioned very neatly by leading this tight-bound straw round and round and passing the briar bark frequently through the previous one by means of a sort of needle. Still farther back, a much larger hollow vessel called "cownen" was made for the storage of meal or corn. Very com- fortable and long-wearing chairs were also made of the same materials. Rushes were made into horse dollars and into ropes with which to tie the cattle in their places in the cowhouses. Here and there was to be found a hatter who fashioned the fur of the different animals into men's and women's hats. Another man made neat boxes out of horn. Once upon a time the book-binder would come round and father in his canvas bag the commentary and the Bible dictionary which had appeared in paper- covered monthly parts. In a year perhaps he would bring back the volumes very strongly if not neatly bound. There would be a glover who would provide strong gloves which would enable the farm servants to handle the gorse which they fathered and cut in the c'haffcuter for Horse-food. The mole-cacher would make his own wooden traps. The blacksmith-dentist would make his own for- ceps. A woman here and there would make starch anú the same woman at least in one instance would Vaccinate if the small-pox was about-. Another woman would bring about garters of very neat pat- terns knitted by herself. There would be another bringing small nets round in which to hang the soap or boil some of the vegetables. The travelling bookseller would come round offering from an illus- trated Aristotle to the pathetic ballad of Morgan Jones o'r Dolau Gwyrddon, etc. THROUGH THE SWINGING DOOR. (The following conversation was overheard through a door which, being slightly ajar, swung to and fro in the draught. It is reported, as far possible, verbatim.) THE NEW LORD LIEUTENANT. 1st Voice-I think you'll find you're mistaken. 2nd Voice-O, no, surely. There can bo only one tnan in tne running for the Lord Lieutenancy, and that is —— < < < < 1st Voice—Yes, that is what everybody thought, as soon as people began to think of it all. I thought of him myself, and in my own mind never Questioned in And, of course, Liberals would not wish for a better man. But, as I say. I'm afraid you're mistaken. 2nd Voice-Then I suppose it's to be Sir 1st Voice—Dear me, no! Not at all; you are not even warm. 2nd Voice—Then for the life of me I can't guess. 1st Voice—What would you say to —— • • • » 2nd Voice—Do you mean to tell me —. I've heard it spoken of as a joke of course, but, my dear follow —— 1st Voice-Wily joke? I think it would be an Excellent appointment. It will fill many a hungry heart with hope. Oh, no! a most popular appoint- ment, I assure you. And take it from me it is SETTLED