LAMPETER. PICNIC.—On Monday, Nurse Jarmyn entertained between 30 and 40 of her friends at a picnic on the sands at Aberayron. The weather proved somewhat damp. but this did not seriously mar the pleasure of the excursion, and all thoroughly enjoyed them- selves. The party reached Lampeter at 9 p.m., and it was a treat to listen to their singing as they entered the town. SPECIAL POLICE COURT.—At the Town Hall, on Tuesday, before Mr. Roderick Evans, and Mr. A. R. T. Jones—George Brown, a casual working at the Town Council tar shed on the Common. was brought up in custody and charged with stealing a ham, valued at 16s., on Saturday night from the shop of Mr. Thomas, Harford-square. Mr. John Davies, Cambrian Factory, gave evidence to the effect that lie caught the man with the ham in his possession and handed him over to the police.—Prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions.
GRAND BAZAAR AND FETE AT COOJl) SUCCESSFUL AND FASIONABLE FUNCTION. Favoured with tine weather on Thursday. 7th inst. the beautiful grounds of Coomb presented an animated appearance upon the occasion of the Bazaar organised in aid of the Llanstephan and Llangunock Nursing. Associat-on. Mrs. Morris of Coomb, some months ago kindly offered to place the grounds at the disposal of the Association for this good cause, an offer which was readily accepted and deeply appreciated. From that time energetic efforts were made on all sides to bring the event to a successful issue, and the ladies concerned were amply rewarded for their efforts by the great suo- cess on Thursday. At 2 p.m. a large crowd had assembled to greet Lady Philipps who had kindly consented to open the function. Mr. G. Barrett Evans, C.C., in in. troducing Lady Philipps (who was accompanied by Sir Owen Philipps, Mrs. Morris, Major Dow'des- well and Mrs. Dowdeswell, said he felt it a great honour and privilege to ask Lady Philipps to open the Bazaar that day; the kindness and generosity of the noble family of Coomb were known to them all for gen- erations, and no good cause ever appealed in vain to them. It was in fact due to Mrs. Morris that the existance of the Nursing Association, and the presence of its capable nurse had been success- fully accomplished (applause). He had much pleasure in asking Lady Philipps to open the I Bazaar. A warm reception was accorded her Lady. ship, who thanked them all for their presence that day. and expressed the pleasure it gave her to do any help for the good cause jn hand. She knew thy all sympathised with Major and Mrs. Dowdes- well in the severe illness of Mr. Douglas Dowdes- well, but were all pleased that there was an im- provement, and hoped he would soon be fully re- stored. She would always be glad to do any thing possible for the district, and was g'ad to see so many old and familiar faces once again surround- ing the home of her childhood, and she trusted thb Bazaar would be a great success (applause). An interesting presentat on at this juncture was ma,de to the Boy Scouts, who formed a guard of honour in front of the crowd at the opening cere. mony. Mrs. Morris kindly provided the scouts with their colours, which were handed by -oxdv Philipps to Scoutmaster Lockyer, and bourne by 2nd Patrol Leader E. J. Evans, Scout Cyrl Harding, the youngefft member, then presented a handsome bouquet to her Ladyship. Major Dowdeswell in proposing a vote of thanks for the colours briefly- described the origin and history of the local scouts, these again owing their existance entirely to the generosity of Lady Philipps, who bears all the ex- pense of accountrement and every detail, with a further provision of camping for a fortnight( ap- plause). Mr J. LJ. Richards, Pantyrathro, having seconded "three times three" were lustily given to the whole Coomb family and re-echoed loud and long through the adjacent valleys. Business was then proceeded with, and rapid sales were effected by a very large number of patrons drawn from a wide circle. In addition to the house .party at Coomb, there were present:—Mr. D. H. Thomas, the respected agent of the Coomb Estate; Mr. Key, Coomb Home Farm; Major Dowdeswell, J.P., Mrs. Dowdeswell, j The Cottage, Llanstephan; Misses D0H9 and Lilian Dowdeswell, and Mr. Bert Dowdeswell; Mr. J. B. Arthur and Mrs. Arthur (Mayor and Mayoress of Carmarthen); Mr. E. H. Morris and party, Bryn- myrddin; Revs. W. Ll. Rees, B.A., Vicar of Llan- gunnock; D. Williams, B.A., Vicar of Llanybri; J. John, Capel Newydd; J. Morris, Moriah; T. Thomas, Bethany; W. Williams, Ebenezer; D. Griff, iths, Hen Gapel; Captain Powell, Sarnau; Mr. B. J. Harris, London; Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, The Grove, and Misses Eleanor Stephens, and E. M. Stephens; Mr. T. G. Lewis, Tregaron County- School; Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Parkyvicar; Miss G. Richards and Mrs. Shee, Portsmouth; Mrl1 Davies, Lloyd's Bank, Carmarthen; Mrs. Richards, Pantyrathro; Mrs. Soott, St. Anthony's Cottage; Mrs. J. Carver, Trecadwgan; Miss Carver, Wen- allt; Dr. Bowen-Jones and Mrs. Jones, The Friary, Carmarthen; Rev. J. M. Evans and Mrs. Evans, Merthyr Vicarage: Miss Gwynne, Cwrthir; Mr. Percy Thomas, Derllys, &c., & together with a large gathering of the inhabitants of the whole dis- trict. Refreshments were freely provided in a large marquee. The fete was under the chief management of Mr. J. Ll. Richards, who made a bumping trade with his hoop-la, assisted by Mr. John James and D. Francis. Mr. George James was .n charge of the shooting gallefv^ and 'WMc well patronised; while Mr. J. C. W. Bruce (faro L.F.B.) did a roaring business at the cocoanut shies; assisted by Messrs. Ernest Jones and W. Richard. Scoutmasctor Lockyer looked after the "Try your strength," and was well patronised by the strong and the weak. The Bran Tub was guarded by Messrs. Bert Dowdeswell and J. Richards; while pennyworths of music were dispensed on the gramo' by Mr. E. Evans, headmaster Merthyr National School. Carmarthen, and Mr. Sharp. Flower sellers were irresist bly represented by Misses Dowdeswell and Amy Richards. The Far- mers' Stall and Light Refreshment Stall were busy scenes, and were attended by Mrs. Lewis, Tre- hydion: Mrs. Evans, Glvn; Mrs. Lewis, Plas-isaf, Llanybri; Mrs. Morris, Ffynon Villa; Mrs. John, Holmesdale; Miss Alice Lodwig, Lord's Park; Miss Jeny Jones, Laques; Miss Jones, Lan; Miss Maud Evans.. Waunfwlchan; Mrs. Harris and Miss G. Harris, Pilrhoth. The Fancy Stall was the result of months of hard work, and a ready sale was found for the various useful articles, and was served by Mis* I. Scott, Miss Winie Stephens, Mrs. Williams, Llany- bri Vicarage; Miss G. Richards, Parkyvicar; Miss F. Williams, Bute Cottage; Miss R. A. Davies, The Emporium; Miss Olwen John, Holmesdale; and Miss Sally Evans, Ffynon Villa. The Sweet Stall and Jewellery were in charge of Miss Doris Dowdeswell, who was indefatigable in her many activities; as was also Miss Winnie Stephens and little "Stephanie." The Confectionery Stall was provided by Miss Dorothy Davies-Evans; and the Toy Stall by Misses Donne, Olwen and Honor Philipps, the young daughters of Sir Owen and Lady Philips. The China and Fancy Stall, provided by Mrs. Morris, was in charge of Mrs. Rees, Llangunock Vicarage; Miss Sarah Francis, Carmarthen; Misses Caslett and Dickman. The whole of the proceedings passed off without a hitch, the arrangements made being perfect, and all concerned aro to be highly congratulated. The raffling churn was kept busy, various goods and chattels, from a pair of pigeons to a pet lamb were disposed of, all of them freely given towards the cause The gross takings are estimated to produce over £150, which is a very satisfactory- afternoon's work. With the remaining goods, it is intended to hold a sale of work in the near future, and the ladies are once more leading with the suggestion that the proceeds should be devoted to ithe start of a build- ing fund for a Parish Hall, which is becoming more and more a necessity in the village. The suggestion will certainly meet with wide approval and good wishes.
LLANSTEPHAN REGATTA The second annual regatta was held in fine weather on Wednesday last before a large and de- lighted crowd. Results:— Class 1.—Registered fishing boats, 20 feet over all measurements—1, Gwennie, Alma Rowlands, Laugharne; 2, Beatrice, G. Brown, Laugharne. Class 2.—Open deck boats, not exceeding 25 feet over-all measurements—1, Alice Mar e. U. Jones, Ferryside; 2, Cymro. J. John, Llanstephrin. oiass S.-Opeii or half-deck boats, not exceeding 20 feet-1, Osprev, John Johns, Llanstephan; 2, Eugene, C. Thomas, Ferryside. Class 4.—Open boats not teceeding A7 feet—1, Alice, Titus Jones, Ferryside; 2, Annie, Major Dowdeswell. Class 5.—Over sprit sail not exoeeding 20 feel in centre keel, sailed by one man-1. Ceres. J. Davies, Ferryside; 2, Lily, Ben. Davies, Ferryside; 3, Notre Dame, Mr. W. Raymond, Merthyr. Class 6.—Four-oared boats not exceeding 18 feet -1, Graig-y-nos, W. El;ag, Carmarthen; 2, Thistle, D. Williams, Ferryside. Class 7.—Two-oared boats not exceeding 16 feet- 1, Annie, W. and J. John, Llanstephan; 2, Pearl, Ned and Johnnie Hopkins. Carmarthen. Class 8.—Punt race. one man, not exceeding 12 feet-1, Pearl, J. John. Llanstephan; 2, L. Roberts, Laugharne. Class 9.—Boats sculled by one man—1, Annie, W. John, Llanstephan; 2, Flo, L. Roberts. Laugharne. Cla-gs 10.—100 Yards Swimming Raee-1, Oscar Rogers. Carmarthen; 2,-J. Mann. Llansa nt; 3, H. Rogers, Carmarthen. Coraole Race—1. W. Elias. Carmarthen; 2, W. Owen., Carmarthen; 3, D. Elias, Carmarthen. -0
West Wales anglers declare that the recent liming of the River Teifi was so serious that it will affect the fishing for many years to come.
CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL. THE WATER QUESTION. BORING AT CWMTAWEL. A monthly meeting of the Town Council was held in the Council chamber at the Guildhall, Carmar then, on Tuesday night last under the presidency of the Mayor (Mr. J. B. Arthur). There were also present Aldermen vVaiter Lloyd, Walter Spurrell, L. D. Thomas, H. E. B. Richards, Councillors Charles Sutciilio, Joim Lioyd, D. Samuel, Geo. James, 111. Evans and David Williams; together witn tile deputy clerk (Mr. T. 11. vans), the medioal officer (Dr. Ll. Bowen Jones.), .11e surveyor (Air. F. J. Mnglah), the head -jonstable (Mr. K. Mayall), and other officials. The Mayor moved that letter be written to the Town Clerk (Mr. H. Brunei White) expressing tneir gratification at the good news they had received of ms improvement in health. He had undergone a severe illness, and he was now on the right road to recovery, and a letter from them would cheer him up. Alderman Spurrell seconded and suggested that the Mayor should write the letter himself. The motion was carried. Alderman John Lewis was re-elected representative on the court of governors of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The local corps of the Salvation Army wrote stating that they had been trying to raise funds for a band in the town, but owing to subscriptions having been solicited in the past, it was very difficult to get people to give anything for the purpose. They therefore applied for a loan of some of the instruments and a drum, which had been purchased by public subscriptions, and which were now in the custody of the corporation. The Mayor said that cold water had been thrown on the band question by subscriptions having been solicited so many times, and nothing coming of them. Mr. Samuel moved that they get the instruments to show their talent. They wanted a band and why not start there. Alderman Spurrell thought some of the instru- ments had been handed to the National Reserve Band, but the Clerk said that this was not so, and Lloyds Bank had handed the instruments to the corporation. Alderman Richards thought the trustees would have to be consulted before permission could be given. Mr. David Williams seconded the motion. Alderman Richards moved an amendment that the instruments bo not lent. They were lending to a denomination. The amendment was carried by fiye votes to two. Permission, on the usual terms, was given to the Training College iFootball Club to use the Park for football during the season 1913-14. Mr. Samuel asked if a horse had been purchased for the corporation yet. The Clerk said that Mr. J. F. Rees had been trying hard to buy a horse at the fair that day. Mr. Samuel said it was hard lines having to pay for a horse about 36s. a week. The way the rate- payers' money was spent was ridiculous. A horse ought to have been bought. Alderman Richards said that Alderman Vincent Thomas told him he had done his level best to got a horse, but failed. Mr. Samuel said it was astonishing. They saw men from Bristol, London, the Continent coming there, and taking good horses away and yet they could not get a horse.
THE WATER SUPPLY. The Surveyor in his report stated that the water supply was fairly satisfactory, being somewhat better that at that time last year. It might be necessary to curtail the hours of supply, but beyond that there was no likelihood of a shortage. With regard to the triai bore made at Cwmtawel 111 January last, it would be remembered that the Council decided to do nothing further until the bore had been properly tested in the dry season. The contractor reported at the time that the bore had been a sufficient depth at 50 feet and yielded a con- tinuous supply of ten to twelve gallons a minute. In accordance with the Council's instructions the bore was tested with continuous pumping by a pulsomcter steam pump, taken down on the 30th and 31st July and 1st August. The ) c i ilt showed at little over 2 gallons of water a mi,iute a quantity sufficient to fill a watering-cart four times during a day of eight hours. The supply was not continuous, as they sometimes took up all the water, and had to wait for the bore to ii-I again. The waer was dirty at the commencement of operations, and remained dirty throughout. The water was not spring water, but drainage wat from the ground, and probably came from th.) stream itself, as near to which, as possible the i ore was p!aced. The water, whether it came irom there or not, was not fit to drink. Aid. Richards thought it only fair to the rate- payers that they should have a pretty accurate i 1 of all the money spent on that fancy fad ;;nrJ nothing else. He understood originally there was a report received from Mr. Kyle, and they were assured by certain councillors that the report vaa not going to cost the ratepayers any money at all. He was sorry those councillors were not present to haar what he was saying. Afterwards he under- stood-he was not present or he would have op- posed it-that report was paid for by that Council, together with the sum of jE50 for two borings. If they referred to the minutes, and his report and various letters submitted to the Council, he be- lieved that Mr. Kyle's undertaking was to put two bores down not fifty feet, but not less than 60, or was it 70 feet, Mr. Surveyor? The Surveyor-Sixty to eighty. Aid. Richards said the position was that one bore was put down and that went no lower than from 45 to 50 feet. They then shifted their operations to the lower portion of the ground, and as it was pointed out this second bore was put down as close to the stream as it was possible for the firm to put it, and they found now that this bore again had not gone to the contracted depth. They were to have gone down sixty feet, whereas they had put it down fifty to fifty-five. They failed in that portion of their contract. Here they had their Surveyor's report that they had only got a small quantity of dirty water. Even if the bore gave ten gallons a minute it would not have been fit to drink, and he submitted it was about time, when they investi- t gated matters of that kind, and undertook to spend a lot of the ratepayers' money, they should pay a little greater attent;on to the advice of their expert officials. They were warned over and over again, as a Council, by their Surveyor, that in his opinion there was no water there-it was a rocky founda- tion. and it was altogether improbable that they would find water there. In any case they were told that it must be water percolating from the stream or from portions of the saturated soil, and he thought it was about time they took heed, and listened to their officers a little more. The ex- pense they were told was 255, but it d.d not stop at that. They could not send the steam-roller and corporation men to the reservoir and keep them there for three days doing that experimental pump- ing for nothing. It was deplorable experimentally, and equally sad looking at it from a financial point of view. Perhaps it would be a little further warn- ing to them as oouncillors to avoid those fanciful experiments at the expense of the ratepayers. He was sorry their friends who had been the champion of that experiment were not present that night. Aid. Walter Spurrell said that as one of the champions of that boring, he approved of the ex- periment because they were faced with the neces- sity for finding: water somewhere or other. The only other plan was one which would put the Council to an expense of anything from E10,000 to £ 12,000. Aid. Richards-No, no, B4,000. Aid. Spurrell—Please don't interrupt. You made your statement without any. Proceeding, he said that he knew £ 4,000 was the original estimate, but that, had been given up long ago. He said anything up to £ 12,000. It was going to be a serious figure if the water was to come from Cwm- ceir. He thought the Council acted wisely in try- ing some experiment on a very small scale to see if they could not get water on cheaper terms. They had not spent much in trying to avoid an expenditure of £ 12,000. They had only spent some i;670, which was not a serious item, having regard to what they were faced with, and he did not see why he Council should complain now. Surely members could have voted against it, but he thought they acted in a business-like way, and in the way they would have acted were they discus- sing their own private property. It was unfortun- ate the boring was not a success, and perhaps the water is not to be had there, but it was wise to see if it was there. It was only a simple test to see if the water was there, and, of course, it was ridicu- lous to expect a sufficient flow through a two-inch bore. The result was disappointing because a yield of ten in the winter, and less than half in the summer, showed that t water, wherever it came from, did dry up in the summer time. Mr. George James said that he was very sorry the experiment had not proved successful. He was in full sympathy with it, because he was convinced if they undertook the Cwmceir scheme it would mean an expenditure of from £ 8,000 to Lio,ooo. The first estimate they had from the Surveyor, if he remembered, rightly, for Cwmceir was £ 1,800. Afterwards it leaped up to £ 3.000 or £ 4,000. The Surveyor-I only made one estimate-L3,000 Mr.. James said it might not have been an esti- mate, but he thought the first figure mentioned was £ 1,800. Mr. Richards said they should abide by the decision of tir offioial expert. That was the very thing they did at Cwmtawel. They took the beat man's advice they possibly could, and they were landed into an expenditure of about 244,000, and the result was most unsatisfactory. What had ■been spent on the boring he di- not think was above what had been spent at Cwmceir, and they had had nothing from there. Ald. Richards—The water is there all the time. Mr. James pointed out that that water would have to be pumped out. He believed they could ,get all the water they wanted at Cwmtawel. If they could get their supply from Cwmceir by gravitation -t would be another thing. If they spent £1,500 at Cwmtawel he believed they would get all the water they wanted. Mr. W. Evans thought it was better to spend £ 3,000 or 24,000 on a certainty than 21,500 on an uncertainty. Mr. Geo. James said that Cwmtawel was esti'- mated to cost 224,000, but it cost the Corporation £ 44,000. If they were launched upon the Cwmceir scheme the ratepayers would know what the cost would bo to their cost. Ald. Richards said that the Cwmtawel reservoir was decided upon on outside expert advice. All that boring had been exaggerated from the begin- ning, and there was not a man on the Council who would speculate with his own money on a scheme like that. Mr. James-It has been said time after time that if there was water there it would be river water, and no matter what is done at Cwmtawel it must be condemned. Some members feared we should gpt water, and then they said if we did, it would be river water. Ald. Lloyd asked if he would be in order in moving that those gentlemen who suggested the boring be surcharged (laughter). Replying to Mr. Richards, the Surveyor said that the total cost of the boring and testing was about £ 66. Mr. James-And what about Cwmceir? The Surveyor—We have paid the tenant a fee of ten guineas for the right to purchase in twelve months, and the rest of the work had cost not more than 23 or R4. Mr. Jones-What about the analysis. The Surveyor-Two or three analysis, I forgot about that. The Mayor-How muoh? The Deputy Clerk-Six guineas each time. The matter then dropped. This was all the business of public interest.
KIDWELLY NOTES SCOUTS SPLENDID CAMP. During the week end, August 9th, the Kidwelly Troop of Boy Scouts were encamped by kind im i tation of Capt. E. C. Jennings, on a field near Llwyncrion, Llandefoilog. Scoutmaster E. Furm aux and his energetic assistant, Ivor James, were in command. A great deal of interest was taken :n the troop by Capt. and Mrs. Jennings, and on more than one occasion the Scouts were invited up to Gellydeg and entertained to tea, etc. On one evening Capt. Jennings took part in a fast and furious game of football with them. Tiie lads were greatly delighted with these visits, and very much appreciated the kindly interest taken in them. From past erperience they know they have very warm friends in Capt. and Mrs. Jennings, who are heart and soul in the movement, who they do all in their power to promote. Friday last, however, was the red letter day in the history of the troop, for on this day at the invitation of Capt. Jennings, that distinguished hero Lieut.-General Sr James Hilis-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., Dolaucothi, proceeded to the camp and inspected the troop, much to their delight. Sir James arrived at the camp at about 12.30 o'olock, and was received with a bugle fan-fare. The toys were drawn up in two lines to receive him. The gallant officer was all kindness und spoke to each boy, paying special attention to the younger members. He did not lose sight of Scout James James, who was invalided by reason of an accident received to his hand whilst in camp, and to whom he spoke a few sympathetic and encouraging words. Afterwards the troop marched up to Gellydeg and on the lawn, before Sir James, Capt. and Mrs. Jennings went through various evolutions very smartly. They performed some ambulance work, bridge building, and signalling to the entire satis faction of the Commissioner. Afterwards Capt. Jennings took photographs of the Scouts together with Sir James Hills-J ohnes, and Mrs. Jennings. Mr. J. Morgans proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Sir James Hills-Johnes for the honour he had done the Kidwelly troop in coming to inspect them, and to Capt. and Mrs. Jennings for the many kind- nesses they had shown to the boys whilst at camp. The troop, needless to say, heartily cheered their approval in true Scout fashion. Sir James HiE-s- Johnes in responding said he had been very pleased with the work shown, and the eagerness of the troop in the work. He hoped that they would endeavour to enlist others to join the troop, as the movement was a very excellent one, and calculated to build up character by bringing out all that was best in the boy. It was a fine training for toys, teaching them to be manly, and fitting them to be true and loyal citizens. It inculcated a love for King and country, and was a movement the country was proud of. He heartily thanked Capt. and Mrs. Jennings for their great kindness to, and their deep and sincere interest in the troop. After iunch Sir James inspected the camp and was gratified to find everything there in perfect order. In the afternoon the boys visited Llande- feilog show at the expense of Capt. Jennings. Camp was broken on Saturday evening, everyone of the Scouts having thoroughly enjoyed and bene- fited -by the week's outdoor life. It is hoped that the local committee will back Capt. Jennings up in his endeavour to augment the Kidwelly Troop. The committee should certainly meet more than once a year. Some grass on the top of one of the towers of Kidwelly Castle took fire probably through a visitor's throw away match or a cigarette, on Friday night, and for some time there was a large blaze. Fortunately no damage at all was done to the structure. Lot visitors and others take this as a warning to be careful to see that they blow out their matches and cigarettes before throwing them away. Alderman Wm. Wilkins. who has for the last forty years acted as precentor at Capel Sul, Kidwelly, was on Sunday evening last, on his retirement from the office, made the recipient of a handsomely illuminated address from the congregation. Mr. Wilkins has also been treasurer of the church for the last thirty-seven years. Mrs. Wilkins was pre- sented with a silver hot-water jug from the mem- bers of tho chapel. On Monday last a very pretty wedding was solem- nizod at St. Marys Church, Swansea, when Miss Selina Ann Grey, daughter of Mr. Thomas Grey, Lincolnshire, was married to Mr. Thomas Henry Williams, son of Mr. Henry Williams, Anthony's Hotel, Kidwelly. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. G. Grey, B.A., rector of Peterstone, Cardiff. The best man was Mr. D. J. Williams (brother of the bridegroom). The bridesmaid was Miss Williams (sister of tho bridegroom). The wed- ding breakfast" was partaken of at the bride's tem- porary home. Both the bride and bridegroom were employed at Messrs. Ben. Evans', Swansea. Mr. Williams being bead salesman and Mrs. Williams head milliner. They were the recipients of numerous and useful presents.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN WEDDING.—On Wednesday, the 6th inst., at the Brynseion Congregational Chapel, the wedding took place of Mr. David James Nicholas, of Brook-street, Blaenrhondda, and Miss Mattie Jones, third daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones ("Ehedydd Emlyn") Newcastle-Emlyn. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W..D. Morris, Cwmamman, Aberdare (uncle of the bridegroom), in the presence of Mr. T. Gibbon (registrar). The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a blue satin dress and white hat, trimmed with white tulle and roses, and was accompanied by Miss Sallie Evans of Tegryn, North End-road, Fulham, who was prettily dressed in tussore with white hat, trimmed with tulle and roses; and Miss A. Griffiths, Mardy House, Llandilo, and Gwyneth O. Nicholas, Boncath (nieces of the bride), who looked very pretty in white silk with cream hats trimmed with lace and blue ribbon, and wore gold chains and pendants gifts of the bridegroom. The chief bridesmaid and bride also wore gifts of gold brooches. They all carried lovely bouquets of pink and white lilies, sweet peas, and lilies of .the valley. Mr. E. D. Jones, grocer, Blaenrhondda, accompanied the bridegroom as best man. Mr. Ben. Nicholas, Treherbert, also formed one of the wedding party. After the cere- mony the party proceeded to Ffinant-square, the bride's home. where the wedding breakfast was laid. Afterwards the party were photographed by Mr. Joshua Eynon. Later in the day the happy party left for the Mumbles, where the honeymoon will be spent. The list of presents is a very lengthy and valuable one, and prove "loud-speaking" tokens of the respect in which they are held.
Moored Memories. THE ANTI-TITHE AGITATION. (By the Rev. R. LEWIS). It is holiday time;. and, as one basks in the summer sun of this year of grace 1913, one's mind naturally reverts to the moored memories of the past, and one lives again amid the scenes of days long since gone by. Twenty years ago and more the hills of West Wales reverberated with the cry "Lawr a'r Degwm!—Down with tithes! "Dim degwm bytb mwy!"—Never again any tithes. Not only Church tithes but ALL tithes. Whether the tithes belonged to any body ecclesiastical, or lay, did not matter, the cry was still the *ame-"Lawr a'r degwm!" What did it matter that agreements to pay rent, to pay tithes, to pay rates, had been solemnly signed sealed and delivered? What did it matter that conveyances of freehold contained clauses set- t.ng forth clearly that the sale of such lands was subject to such and such tithes? A mere piffle I It mattered nothing. The conscience of man often becomes wondrously elastio once it is enticed and fascinated by a "pro- gramme with money in it." Stir up the sordid desires of man and you will soon open the flood- gates of passion that will sweep away all uncom- fortable suggestions of a righteous conscience, and make havoo and wreck of all his nobler qualities. Thus in tho cry of "Lawr a'r degwm!" there was sucn an attractive, alluring charm about it, that, as in the case of the "Pied p-per of Hamelin Town," an eager, excited, expectant throng followed the music whithersoever it went. As one looks back through the mists of time one hears again here and there the pitying exclamation —"Poor deluded mortals!" As one looks back upon the events of those far oil days in the light the present Welsh Church Bill, one hears as -t were an echo repeating the words—"Poor deluded mortals!" Did their actions cause suffering? What cared they. They were infatuated with the one idea, "Down with tithes!" Did any one uare to enforce payment? It were safer to probe a hornet's nest. Yet, one after another, men dared, with more or less success, only to find themselves, sooner or later, surrounded by an opposing throng of men, women and children, armed with suggestive-looking sticks, hayforks, eggs not over fresh, tin pans which were rattled in- cessantly, hand bells which were rung vigorously and continuously, tithe-horns, made locally from the horns of cattle, or from ordinary pint bottles with the bottoms removed, from these belched forth the most horrid, discordant, and distressing sounds conceivable, according- to the mood, or whim, or proficienov, of the operator. He and there would be heard the loud -notes of a cornet olear and shrill above the almost ear-splitting din. Then every mood and passion of the human mind and voice was heard interminably on every hand in yelling, cutting, taunting, interjections. In the midst of all this the man who dared to request payment of tithe was pressed and hustled in such an angry menacing manner, that time after time a hasty retreat was the one thing thought of, without regard to the manner thereof. Occasion- ally he was not allowed even to retreat before he had sworn, in a manner satisfactory to the leaders of the crowd, that he would never, never come again. Then would burst forth from the crowd the triumphant notes of the tithe-war song, with the refrain—"Dim degwm byth mwy." In the face of all this one was not surprised to find that man after man failed, more or less completely, and found reasons why he should not try a,gain; neither was one surprised to find that with every failure to enforce payment the fey,.r attained a higher temperature and the infection spread The lay proprietors were generally men of means, but the clergy were almost invariably de- pendent upon their income from tithes to supply the very necessaries of life. As time went on the pinch of poverty was felt in many a clergy home. A letter published in "The Times" from the pen of the late Dean James of St. Asaph, kinaled much sympathy and is clearly remembered. Writing of the trials of a neighbouring vioar, he said: — "Soon after his appointment his misfortune began in the death of his wife. With his parish- ioners, however, no trouble arose until the autumn of 1886 when a demand was made upon him by 'he farmers for 15 per cent. reduction on the tithe. He met the tithepayers, and laid before them a straightforward statement of his circumstances. His removai from South to North Wales had he ex- plained, cost him some R200, of which 9150 had hau to be borrowed, and must be repaid; his rates ana taxes were heavy, amounting to nearly JE50 per annum. This reduction, if granted, would al- most preclude the possibility of the repayment of his debt. Nevertheless, he offered to give 10 per cent, abatement, and much more in any case f reai poverty or inability to pay. The offer was refused and a year later the der mand was increased to 20 per cent., and he was tolu frankly that it was the intention of the tithe- payers to ask for a larger reduction every year until nothing was left. The Vicar then decided that the law must take its course. For three months during his protracted struggle with the farmers, the Vicar and his family were so poor that they never had alpound of butcher's meat in the house; the one servant was dismissed, and her work done by the children, his son was removed from Oxiord in the midst of his course. So terribly dia the privations and hardships tell upon the poor children that two of them died in the course of the year." Time will not now permit me to repeat all that the Dean said, but sufficient has been quoted to show what trials and sufferings and sorrows re- sulted from the refusal of the farmers to pay that which was due. The writer of these reminiscent notes loved his church and her rights as he lov life. From the bottom of his heart he sympathised with the suffer- ing clergy. He was then aoting as agent for lay tithe Improprietors, and on their behalf he had successfully reoovered the tithes due. This brought his name prominently before the publio. One ever memorable morning in the spring of 18t1 there lay before him a letter from a firm of Solicitors asking him to undertake the work of the recovery of tithes on behalf of the North Pem- brokeshire and South Cardiganshire Clergy De- fence Association. The decision to undertake the work was soon made, and a few hours later he had left his home on the shores of Carmarthen Bay and the evening found him in the county town of Cardigan. After consultation and careful consideration of plans, it was decided to visit the now notorious Penbryn on the followin.g1 day, and to do so in the most open and unguarded manner, without police protection, without any representatives of the press, or other indication which would convey the slightest hint of the purpose of the expedition to any outsider. It was a bold plan. It had its risks, buft that only gave fit additional attractiveness. Whatever the immediate results from a financial point of view it would at least give the oppor- tunity of reconnoitering the position and of gaining information which would eventually prove of the utmost value. Early next morning we left Cardigan town comfortably seited in a light dogcart. The drver was a man of experience who knew the country well. The horse was one of the best the town could supply. The driver was proud of him and never tired of extolling his many good qualities and his extraordinary speed. Continued on Page 8).
EXQOJBSXONS.—THO G.W.R. Company are running & series of trips during the comings week. Full particulars will be seen in our advertising columns. A SAD SPECTACLE.-A very sad fate befel a little retriever puppy owned by Mr. Crosse, hairdresser, Gammas-street, on Monday evening last. The little animal was wandering across the road when it was overtaken by the Llanstephan motor bus and run over. The driver made a praiseworthy effort to avoid it, and actually pulled up the car on less than its own length, but it was too late; and P.C. Lodwick, who was on the spot, deftly carried away the remains. The piercing screams of the women soon attracted a large crowd. » TIDE TABLE.—High water at Carmarthen Quay( at Ferryside hLerh water is about half-an hour earlier). Morning. Atternoon. Thursday, Aug. 14th 4.51 5.18 Friday, Aug. 15th 5.43 6.7 Saturday, Aug. 16tli 6.7 6.44 unday, August -• m 7.1 7.18 Monday, Aug. 18th 7.33 • Tuesday, Aug. 19th 8.2 Wednesday, Aug. 20th 8.31 8.46 Thursday. Aug. 21ist 9.1 DEMISE.-On Monday morning there passed away at the residence of her son-in-law (Mr. Wm. Har ries 16 Magazine-row) an esteemed and respected old' lady in the person of Mrs. Mary Phillips Deceased, who had reached the ripe old age of 81 Years, was the oldest member of Zion Calvimstic Methodist Chapel, which she huu attended regu- larly before her suffering. She is survived by her husband (Mr. Thomas Phillips, 25 Union-street, Carmarthen), two sons, Mr. Henry ^tOipe, .London and Mr. John Phillips, Bristol, and her Mrs. Harries, 16, Magazine-row. The interment rook place yesterday, a full account of which will appear in our next issue. m „ Yor»G JOURNALIST"S DEPABTURK-There WAS a -very happv little function at the Welshman ■Office on Friday last, when the presentation of a silver watch and chain, subscribed for by the staff of this office and also by the senior pressmen of the town, was made to Mr. Harry Ll. Lewis, who for the past four years has acted as junior reporter on the staff of the "Welshman." Mr. Lewis, has left Car- marthen to take up a situation on an Aberystu yth paper. In making the presentation Mr. David Williams, the manager, wished the young journalist every success and prosperity, in his future oareer. Mr. Lewis suitably responded. CHURCH BENEFIT SOCIETY (St. David's Branch).- The juvenile section of the above society is steadily increasing and although it has been m existeme for a few months, it may be that parents have not had their attention drawn to the valuable assistance it will afford them if they take the advantage of join- in- their chidren at the earliest opportunity. Application forms may be had from the secretary, Mr. W N Lewis, 29, St. Catherine-street. After the usual business was transacted on Wednesday evening the children rendered a number of songs and iwtal. The vicar acted as chairman and a most pleasant evening was spent. INQUEST —On Monday last an inquest was con- ducted bv Mr. Thos. Walters, coroner, respecting the death of William Davies (farmer), of Hendy Farm, Llangain, aged 63 years. John Davies, Hcndv. Llangain (farmer), said deceased who was his uncle, had been with him for the-last 14 years. De: eased had frequently complained of rheumatism and giddiness at times. He kept to has bed last Saturday until 4 p.m., and the last few days he complained of pain in the chest. About 8 p.m. his sister (Jane Da vies) found him dead in one of the outbuildings. He waxs last seen alive on the yard a-bout 4 p.m. that day (Sunday). A verdict of "Death from natural causes, probably heart failure" was returned. AUGUST FAIR.—Carmarthen August *air, held on Tuesday, was very well attended, and trade was brisk. The supply of and demand for horses was wood, and excellent prices were realised. Carters, which sold readily, exchanged hands at prices ranging between £ 40 and £ 52 each, whilst light horses sold from £ i8 to £ 35 each. There was a brisk sale with colts, which went at B12 to E14 each, whilst hackneys fetched £ 9 to £ 12 each, cobs, which were eagerly sought for. going at prices ranging from J313 to E25 each. There was also a satisfactory cattle fair, the quotations being.- Yearlings £ 7 10s. to £10 each, two-year-olds £ 10 to jEll. cows with calves j317 to JB22, heifers E9 to Ell, bulls 20s. to 32s. per cwt. There were a few Irish calves but no demand. HE THAT WAS LOST WAS FOUND.—Great excite- ment was caused in Llaiisteplian last Thursday when it became known that a lad named Arthur Jones, aged 10 years, was missing. Search parties proceeded ill all directions, but all to no purpose. The parents were prostrate with grief, naturally fearing the worse. P.C. Llewellyn, of the Borough Force, while on his beat just outside Johnstown at 11.40 p.m. the same evening, saw a lad tired and weary aiming for the St. Clears road. The constable stopped and questioned him, when he learned that the little fellow bad lost his way and had walked from Llan. stephan. The constable took charge of him, and together with SergL. Phillips placed him in lodgings in Lammas-street for the night, and took tho necessary steps to let the parents know the glad tidings. The lad was extremely fortunate in coming across P.C. Llewellyn, as otherwise no one knows what would have happened. OUTING.On Thursday, the 7th inst., the young people of the Cambrian place Mission Church, had their annual outing to LJanstephan. The party, which numbered about twenty-four, left Carm.u- then at 9.30 a.m., reaching their destination shortly after 11 o'clock. After refreshments had been served, the company dispersed to visit the various piaces of interest, while the castle was thoroughly investigated. The return journey was commenced at 8.30 p.m., reaching Carmarthen shortly after 10 o'clock, the outing having been voted as one of the most successful ever held in connection with rhe above church. Mention should -be made that the party were accompanied by Mr. R. B. Davies, the genial lay-reader, whose work cannot be too highly praised. The secretarial work was carried out by Messrs. W. G. Jones and R. H. Webb, to whom praise is due for the manner in which they dis- charged their duties. THE RIKK nCTUREDROME.-The attractiveness of the pictures secured by the management of tho 'Drome is well maintained. For the latter part of this week the pictures are: "A Tale of Two Cities, a remarkable Vitagraph production of Charles Dickens' famous story of the French Revolution (in three parts); "The Mysterious Man," an exciting story of a man whose numerous crimes baffle the police (in two parts); "A Norwegian Snow Storm." "It wasn't Poison," "Everybody's doing it." two amusing comedies. iFor the first part of the week beginning August 18th. the following is the pro gramme :The Glitter of Tinsel," a powerful (two. parti story; "The Mystery of the A.V.Z. Gang," a sensational story of adventure (in two parts); "Snap- shots in Wales." "Ben the Stowaway, a delightful sea story; "A Justifiable Deception," "He Wanted a Dog," "Mabel's Heroes," three humorous pictures. For further particulars see our advertisement column. VIST'S PALACE.,—For a delightful, pictorial, musical and dramatical entertainment Vint's Palace this week would be hard to surpass. The pictures are as usual very good, and the comedy turn is particularly fine. Miss Jess Thome, the well-known soprano vocalist and comedy artiste, delighted her crowded audiences with her clever and witty sayings. An exceptionally fine series of pictures are being shown, including "The Bugler of Company B. "The Opium Smugglers," a real thriiler; ''The Old Guard. a pathetic story of a veteran, etc. The patrons of Vint's should not be backward in paying a visit to the Palace on Friday night (the first house), as Miss Jess Thorne is giving a free distribution of itry's chocolate. By the way, under the supervision of Mr. F. E. Orton (manager of Vint's) the bail liii been thoroughly disinfected with carbolic acid and also redecorated. Next week the management have secured a special engagement of "Inman and Alvy" in their clever and refined comedy act. Amongst the chief pictures for next week are: The Weaker Vessel," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." the most ro markable drama ever produced, and "The Sheriff of Yavapai County," a stirring western drama. A children's matinee is held every Saturday, therefore giving school children a splendid opportunity of witnessing a really fine performance. At Vints you Ret an unsurpassed pictorial and variety entertain- ment. A LITTLE HERO.—An interesting function took place at Towyside Mission Church on Sunday afternoon last, the occasion being the presentation of a framed certificate by tho superintendent of the Bchool (Mr. Andrew Thomas) and the teachers to Sidney Ellas, Towyside, Carmarthen, aged six, for gallant conduct. The Mayor and Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Arthur) were present, and the former in making the presentation paid a high tribute to the heroic, action of the recipient, and expressed the hope that when he grew up, he would never tarnish the reputation of his present deed. It appears that on Friday, June 13th, Willie Phillips. the Quay, atcidentally fell into the Towy near the Mission Church, when the river was in full flood, and Sidney Elias. seeing the immi- nent danger in which his friend was situated, display >ng great presence of mind for one so young, imme- diately jumped into a coracle and after paddling the frail craft for a short distance, promptly threw a rope into the river for Phillips to seize, anl safely hauled the latter into the coracle, thereby effecting a Yerr plucky rescue. DEATH AND FUNBRAL.—The many friends of Mr. William Davies (hairdresser), 95, Praroy-street, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred on Friday in last week. Deceased, who was 40 years of age, had been ailing for about two weeks. The interment, which was well attended, took place at the Tabernacle Chapel burial ground on Monday, the Rev. Ungoed Thomas, pastor of Tabernacle, officiating. The chief mourners were :-Mr. Thomas Davies (lather); Messrs. Stephen Daviesi, David Davies and Thomas Davies, all of Carmarthen (sons); Messrs. John Davies, uavid Thomas Davies, William Davies, HeiirykaN-les, Arthur Davies, Emlyn Davies, all of Carmarthen (grandchildren); Mr. John Davies, Brynamnian (uncle); Mr. Gomer Jones, Carmarthen (uncle); Mr. David Owens. Carmarthen (uncle). Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the following:—His sister, Miss Rces, Gowerton; Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Jones, Carmarthen; Tom and family; Stephen and family; Mrs. Williams, Royal Exchange; Mrs. Daniels, Oak-lane; Mrs. Williams, Trehafod; Mrs. Lewis, Waundew. ^JOURNAL" WAYZC.OGSK—On Friday last the em- ployees of the CARMARTHEN JOURNAL had their annual wayzgoose, when Swansea and the Mumbles were visited. The party journeyed by the 8.15 a.m. train to Swansea, and at 12.30 sat down to an ex- cellent luncheon served up in the best of styles at the Mackworth Hotel, where th courteous and charming Manageress '(Miss Jones) succeeded ad- mirably in making the company happy. The Mana- ger-Editor (Mr. Lewis Giles) presided, the vice- ohair being filled by the Sub-Editor (Mr. H. J. Stokes). A welcome visitor was Mr. Trevor Mor- gan, a former member of the staff, and now of the literary staff of the "Daily Leader.' The toast of the "Donors" was submitted by Mr. Thomas Davies, the oldest employe, who acknowledged the continued kindness shown the staff by the suppor- ters, and it was carried with acclamation. The toast of the JOURNAL Company was submitted and enthusiastically received. Other toasts followed, the programme winding up with the health of the Manageress, proposed by the foreman (Mr. W. b. Jones), who was lavish in his praise for the splen- did way in wh:ch the catering had been done. Needless to say it was drunk in a bumper. After- wards the party spent a pleasant afternoon at the Mumbles, returning, home by the 9.30 p.m. train after having spent a most enjoyable day. Boy SCOUTS IN CAMP.-Tl;e Carmarthen Boy Scouts axe in camp at the old Fort on the St. Ishmael's Burrows. They went down on Saturday, ttye advanoe party hav'JÜg been on the ground since Friday, where, with the kind assistance of Mr. Poison, preliminary arrangements had teen completed. The number of Scouts wlio were abie to get away to camp is thirty-four. They are in the charge of Scoutmaster F. G. Humphreys, who is assisted by five assistant scoutmasters, viz., Gwynne Lewis, Chas. Reeves, Arthur Waton, J. M. Lloyd and T. Lloyd. The rest are divided into patrols, each in charge of a patrol leader, and each having a separate tent. The weather has alternated between very line and very wet, but in spite of this the boys are having a splendid ..me and their health is good. They are well supplied with good wholesome fare, and they are well looked after. The Scoutmaster is much indebted to Mr. Poison for valuable help, and to many res.dents of the town for very acceptable gifts of various kinds. A "sing-song" was held on Tuesday night, and sports had been arranged for yesterday (Thursday) after- noon. Visitors to the camp are advised to beware of the collecting box which -s so fived on the camp ground as to be a danger to that portion of the public who come to enjoy the fun without giving a trifle in return. They are reminded that the boys remain in camp ten days, which is as long as the funds will permit; but they will extend tneir stay if the public should happen to provide them with two or three guineas more. We hope the hint will be digested; there is no worthier cause In the dis- trict just at present. FUNERAL OF MISS ESTHER JONES.—In our last issue we announced the death of Miss Esther Jones, of 3, Penuel-street. Miss Jones was well known in her native town, and a promiment member in all the local musical societies. Her voice had been to the service of all worthy endeavours, and nothing gave her greater joy than to be able to fill such a position of assistance. She leaves behind to mourn her loss an aged mother, a sister, and two brothers. The funeral took place on Thursday at Abergwili Church. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Tom Jones, Rev. Luther Jones (brothers) Messrs Tom and William Evans (cousins); Wiliie and David Jones; Mr. W. T. Samuel (uncle). Mr. Tom Samuel (cousin). The Penuel Choir was in attendance at the funeral. The ladies each carrying a wreath or -bunch of flowers. At the churchyard a great num- ber of the deceased's friends had gathered to gether to show their last tribute of respe-ct to the departed. The Rev. E. C. Thomas, Tabernacle; Mr. Hughes (Zion), and the Rev. H. D. Thomas (the vicar of Abergwili) officiated. Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the following :-The family, Miss D. Jenkyn Jones (sister-in-law); Miss Aaron, Parade; Miss Parcell Rees and Marsden Harries, Priory-street; Penuel Choir (glass shade); Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Jones, Priory-street; Mrs. Saunders and daughter. Misses M. and C. Jones, Richmond- terrace: Mrs. Jones, 17, Priory-street; Misses Bessie Rees and Amelia Thomas; Olive King and little Lewis, 4. Penuel-street; Miss Ci-ssie and Ceridwen Phillips, Lammas-street; Miss Davies, 2. Penuel- street; Misses Rosie and Edith Jones. The choir saner by nie house the favourite hymn which she had sung many times during her illness. "J esa Lover of my Soul," and at the graveside "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." The family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all who sympathised with them in their sad bereavement. THE LOVE OF A DOLLAR PRINCESS.—Harry Cornier, an eccentric multi-miliionaire of New York, who whets the Yankee craze for novelty, by engaging only titled Britishers as his servants. For instance. Sir James Macgregor is the footman, the Duke of Stonehenge the butler, and the Earl of Quorn is the groom. Though Harry Conder. appears eccentric to alt, he is really working this scheme for a purpose. What purpose is this wo may ask. His sister, Alice Conder. who like many women of her rank, think that the almighty dollai- will move heaven and earth, but in this case it does not even move the mere man, and a servant too. with whom she has fallen madly in love-Freddy Fairfax—another gentleman of the aristocracy. In this luxurious home. iFairfax alone refuses to flatter his mistress, indeed his method of taming tho proud, spirited girl, is to be even rude to her: this makes Alice Conder not only angry, but oven more in love with him. Finally she informs him that she will marry him. It is her whim—she will buy him for her husband. What happens then will be seen and heard at the Assembly Rooms. Car- marthen, on Wednesday. August 20th, at 8 p.m., for one night only. Messrs. Robert Maedonald and T. B. Young will present "The Dollar Princess" by arrangement with Mr. George Edwardes, after three years, successful tour in the Midlands and North of Entrland. This phenomenal attraction was even a greater attraction than "The Merry WTidow." which was its predecessor at the Daly's Theatre, London. The visit of this grand organisation of talent has been awaited with great interest by all music lovers. The wit and humour, being of the highest class. This production will be on a lavish scale seldom witnessed in this town. Messrs. Macdonald and Young's names attached to any company that visits these places is the guarantee that everything that can be done to make this play to be appreciated by everyone, no matter how critical one may be of entering a playhouse, is their only ambition. The lovely dresses, all up-to-date, the scenery and staging, are an exact copy of the London production. The above gentlemen have engaged a specially selected company of 40 artistes to interpret Dr. Leo. Fall's beautiful music. To make th's visit a greater suc- cess still. a band of their own will ;be heard, a thing rarely attempted by musical companies that visit these parts. The whole expense of this J ro duction has been great, and we trust Messrs. Mae- donald and Young's efforts to enliven our evenings 1 v send in? the lively "Dollar Princess' in our midst will be well rewarded. All are reminded to book their seats early for this great show. Box office now open at Mr. E. Colby Evans, stationer. Guild- hall -square.