POLICE COURT.—On Monday, before J. Lewis, Esq. (mayor), J. Bagnall, Esq., J. Thomas, Esq., and Dr Lewis. David Beynon, an old offender, was charged with being drunk and riotous, and was committed to gaol for one month. 2ND AND 6TH CARMARTHENSHIRE RIFLE "V OLUNILHRS. —These companies will parade on Monday next, in front of the Armoury, at 7'30 p.m., for the purpose of marching out. The band will also be in attendance. The annual dinner will take place at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, on the 1st of March (St. David's Day), at G p.m. Full dress will be worn on the occasion. Mem- bers can give their names at Col.-Sergt. Williams or Shackell, or at the Ivy Bush. KIDWELLY AND LLANGEXDEIBXE PLOUGHING- MATCH. -This match, which it was proposed should be hold on Friday, came off, in consequence of the great storm, on Saturday, which was a very pleasant day. There was a good attendance, and the men did some very good ploughing, which caused great trouble to the judges, whose awards are: First class—1st prize, Mr D. Rees, Bont, Kidwelly; 2nd, Mr William Charles, Garreg, Kidwelly 3rd, Mr William Anthony, Penlan, Kid- welly 4th, Mr P. Jones, Panymeibon, Llangendeirne 5th, Mr T. Richards, Graig, Kidwelly 6th, Mr W. Walters, Morfabach, Kidwelly. Second class Igt prize, Mr John, Scubor Ucha 2nd, Mr T. Williams, Gwndwn. The judges were, Mr Evans, Alltyeadno; Mr William Jones, Penllwynteg, and Mr Williams, Penybank. An excellent dinner was provided at the Prince of Wales, where a most pleasant evening was spent. CARMARTHEN DISTRICT ROADS BOARD.—A meeting was held at the Shire Hall on Monday. There were present-Capt. D. Davies (chairman), Mr Stedman Thomas, Mr W. Lewis, Picton-place, Mr Joseph Lewis, Conwil, Mr W. Lloyd, Penybank, and Mr C. Timmins. -Mr L. T. Davies, Llwyncalenig, was elected a mem- ber of the Board in the room of Mr Davies, Lancorrwg, disqualified through non-attendance.—The Surveyor's estimate for casual labour required to be done between this and the next meeting, including repairs of damage done by recent floods, amounted to £ 12 16s, and an order for that amount was made.—The Chairman said the rate was now as high as by Act of Parliament it was permitted to bo, and he should like to know how their expenditure was so great.-The Surveyor said the rate was at present as high as it was allowed, but he could not account for it. His estimate of expenses was less this year than last.—The Chairman said he should like to know how the increased expenditure was to be ac- counted for. There had, he thought, been very little wear and tear on the roads last summer.—The Surveyor said the increase was partly accounted for in this way. In this district a portion of the receipts from the turn- pike gates was expended on the roads. Sixteen shill- ings in the pound was expended on the gates and four shillings on the roads. It was the same in the Three Commott's district but in the Llandovery district they expended the whole amount on the gates. If in that district they contributed the same amount towards the roads as the other two districts did, they would expend something less than the actual amount of the rate, but at present they expended more than the rate amounted to.—Mr W. Lewis said that after such a dry summer he should have thought the roads would have cost less than usual.—The Surveyor said the roads in this dis- trict had cost less.—Mr Stedman Thomas said the in- crease evidently occurred in the upper district, over which this Board had no control.—The Chairman said there must have been some fault, or the rate would not be so high but where the fault was he did not know. —Mr Joseph Lewis said they certainly could not blame Mr Barrett.—The Surveyor said he believed they had more unprofitable traffic in the Llandovery district than in the other districts—that was how he accounted for the increased expenditure. The traffic was greater in proportion to the takings. There was another reason why the expenditure should have increased. They u, ed to pay, up to a year or two ago, ten shillings a week to their constant labourers but now they paid them twelve shillings. Still, the contracts were lower in this district than they were last year. -In reply to the Chairman, the Surveyor said he did not know yet how their income would be affected by keeping the gates in their own hands but he did not think they would lose anything. So far matters looked favourable, though this was always a low quarter.—Mr Joseph Lewis called attention to a culvert at Conwil which, during the late flood, had caused considerable damage to the road.—The Surveyor said he would look to it.- Some cheques having been given to contractors, the proceedings terminated. CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.-The fort- nightly meeting was held on Saturday, the chairman, J. Lewis Philipps, Esq., presiding. The Master reported that there were 96 paupers in the Workhouse at the commencement of the first week of the preceding fortnight; admitted during the week, 3 discharged, 4; leaving 95 at the end of the week as compared with 109 at the end of the corresponding week last year. During the second week 4 were admitted and 2 discharged leaving 97 at the end of the fortnight, as compared with 100 at the end of the corresponding fortnight.—The Chairman said they had heard nothing from Llandilo with reference to the treatment of tramps, since the meeting in this town but very likely another meeting would shortly take place when in all probability they would recommend the adoption of the ticket system, which had been found to workso well in other places.— Mr Evans, Llanllawddog, said he observed in looking at u bill sent in by Mr Prosser, of White House, a short time ago, that the Board paid him so much per ton for the stones supplied the Woriihouse. After the stones were broken the guardians sold them at so much per cubic yard, and he thought Mr Profcser should be paid in the same way. He moved that in future Mr Prosser be paid so much per cubic yard, the stones to be measured after being broken.—The Chairman said Mr Prosser might object.—Mr Evans said in that case he would guarantee to find stones.—The motion was seconded by Mr J. Evans, Alltycadno, and agreed to.- MrJ. Davies, Quay-street, called attention to a bill for 16s Sd sent in by three guardians, who had visited the Joint Lunatic Asylum in their capacity of Committee of Visitors. Mr Davies said he found no fault with the amount of the bill but he wished to know whether they might not save that amount by appointing on the committee guardians from the town or the immediate neighbourhood. The guardians in Carmarthen would be most happy to visit the Asylum, and would charge nothing for their trouble. —Mr Dixie said he thought it would be as well to save the money by appointing the town guardians.—The Chairman said some of the town guardians—he was one of them—promised to visit the Asylum, and did not do so. (Laughter.) Their object had been to appoint some from the town and some from the country. He thought if they appointed guardians from the town or the immediate neighbourhood the duty might be performed gratuitously. It was due to the existing committee to say that they had done some good through their visits for already two or three patients had been out-on trial. The expenses, too, were very moderate for he found they had been content with an eighteen-penny dinner. (Laughter.) -Mr Mostyr Davies: Only an eighteen-penny dinner you had ? (Laughter.) Mr Dixie That's all. (Laughter.)-It was explained that the existing com- mittee had been appointed for twelve months, and on the expiration of that period the guardians would be asked to appoint a fresh committee.—The following entries appeared in the Chaplain s book. Feb. o. T nreached here last Sunday, and visited the House to- I day, and was much pleased to find everything in such good order.— W. AIORGAN-Feb. 11.—Divine service was conducted here last Sunday by the Rev David Young in my absence. The attendance was good. I visited the wards this day, read and prayed with the sick.-—JOHN HUGHES. PONTHENRY.—The quarterly meeting of the Baptist Churches of Carmarthenshire, was held in the above place Oil tnepttinnci rorti. A conference was held on the 9th, at two o'clock, under the presidency of the Rev B. James, minister of the place. The Rev J 0. Griffiths, Llandilo-fawr, was proposed to act as secretary in the unavoiJable absence of the Rev J. Williams, Aberduar, who is at present very unimpaired in health. The public meetings commenced at six in the evening, when the Rev W. Rogers, Bethluhem, introduced the service, and sermons were delivered by the Revs T. V. Williams, Cross Inn, M. Griffiths, Pen- rhiugoch, and T. Reynolds, Kidwelly. At ten the following day, Rev D. Davies, Iloreb, read a portion of the scriptures and prayed. Wto* T. Morns, Cwm- ifor, T. R Morgan (Lleurwg), Llanehy, and Levi Thomas; Neath, preached at Two. The introducting part of the service was performed by the Rev W. Davies, Llangyncleirn, and sermons were delivered by the Revs T. O Griffiths, Llandilo-awr, W. Hogers. Bethlehem, and W. Hughes, Llanelly, at six. The devotional part of the servico was conducted by the Rev T. Jenkins of Ponthcnry, and sermons were delivered by the Revs P. Phillips, Macsycanner, D. Morris, portbyrlhYd, and L. Thomas. The meetings throughout were well attended. The word of the Lord was in power. The Baptist cause in this place is very flourish- ing under the ministry of the worthy brother, B. James. ST. CLEARS PETTY SESSIONS. On Tuesday. before R. P. BeYnon, Esq., T. Powell, Esq., and J. Beynon, Esq. Benjamin Walters, Penardwylan, was fined Is and costs, for not having his name on a cart. Joshua Thomas, Moor, was ordered to pay 3s towards the maintenance of his grandson.-Richard Thomas, son of Joshua Thomas, ia the previous case, was ordered to pay 3s a week, towards the maintenance of his wife. KIDWELLY INDEPENDENT CHAPEL.—The quarter- ly meeting for the county was held on Tuesday and Wednesday last. On Tue4day morning a conference of ministers was held, wita probing in the evening, and on Wednesday all day. rere was a good gathering S miners from varlO8 pts of the county. Those who ? preached ??.?t?r. jy Henry Lewis, Henllan Jones, Rhydyceisiad Jone, Crugybar: W?ia!ns LIanybri; Thomas, J1>anteay and Davies Betha.ua The 0D andDavi'es Betharua? The ?ega? were excel- lent, and the prc?iching 8CHooT.in conse- EGLISH WESLEYAX SUNDAY SCITOOL,-IN conse- ENGLISH W?? of ?, John Morg.n. railway quence of the ?"' been a supenQtenent ,of this school inspector, who bad been a ? tblS dUtrict to the from ?s commenceme?. LO aal scholars could n ￼ »p»«tioa to take p? without SOe e I pression of their appreciation of his faithful services. Therefore, on Sunday afternoon, at the close of tho school, Miss E. Fench, on their behalf, presented Mr Morgan with a handsome and massive silver pencil case, as a token of their respect and good wishes. LLANHLLY.—THE LATE PLOUGHING MATCH.—The following is a list of the prizes awarded at the Ploughing Match, on Gellywernen farm :—First class, open to all comers. 1st, William Davies, Cincoed; 2nd, David Davies, Ffynonmenyn. Second class, 1st Thomas Thomas, Stradey; 2nd, George Jenkins, Cilagwyn; 3rd, H. Williams, Cloclyrie; 4th, John Bonnell, Tycanol; 5th, Daniel Davies, Clyngwernen 6th, Daniel Harries, Gellygoled. The judges were—Mr Morgans, Garreg, and Mr Anthony, Penlan, Kidwelly. The stewards were—Mr O. Boiiville, Ilr Humphreys. lr D. Bevan, Mr D. Charles, and Mr J. Davies. Mr Thos. Thomas, Tymelyn, was the treasurer, and Mr John Jones, the hon. secretary. The arrangements were all that could be desired, and reflected great credit on the managers. In the evening, about 40 sat down to a sumptuous repast at the Tymelyn Inn, prepared by the host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Thomas. The ploughing through- out was declared so good as could reasonably expected, considering the weather was so very unfavourable. Some of the ploughmen were slow, and did not com- plete their work within the specified time, and therefore, although they did good work, they were declared out of the race. THE TOWN PARISH CHURCH.—The Rev Mr Jones, late of Neath, has commenced his labours here as Welsh curate. Welsh service is now regularly held on Sunday in the schoolroom. LENT SERVICES.—Services are held in the parish church every day at this season. Special sermons will be preached at intervals. The preachers this week are the Rev J. S. Moore, and the Rev Roger Williams. LITERARY AND MUSICAL COMPETITIVE MEETING. -On Monday last a meeting, properly termed Cyfar- fod Llenyddo! was held at the Bethel Baptist Chapel, Seaside, under the presidency of the minister, the Rev. William Hughes. The Rev. William Harries, of Cwmfelin, Aberdare, was the adjudicator upon all the subjects. Mr William George (Gwylim ab loan) acted as conductor of the proceedings, in the absence of the Rev. J. R. Morgan (Lleurwg). There was a very good attendance at each meeting. Prizes were awarded for poetry, essays, dialogues, recitations, and singing. The competition was confined to the immediate district, and the meeting passed off very successfully. The pioceeds are to be devoted to the funds of the Baptist chapel now building on the New Dock, a branch of the Bethel. THE REGENT STORMS AND FLOODS.—The weather has been very boisterous of late, gales and hurricanes continually, which have not yet abated. Last Thursday night and Friday it was most severely felt here. During the whole of Thursday night it blew very hard and rained in torrents and continued so during Friday, until mid-day, when it ceased to a great extent. Every rivulet, creek and river were swollen, and some of the small rivers rising to a height and overflowing its banks to an extent never known before. Some damage was done and no little inconvenience caused to many of the inhabitants by the water entering their houses and spoiling the furniture, &c. This was especially the case at the lower end of the town, in Spring Gardens and about the mill also towards Dolau, New Dock, Felinforl and Dafen. At the latter place it was worst of all, and did a considerable amount of damage, before mid-day on Friday the Dafen river had overflofm its hanks and covered all the fields about, and rushed down with tremendous force. The bridge across the road lead- ing to the works successfully impeded its course but it worked its way out to the road and rushed pell mell into the houses on both sides of the Bryngwynbach road, those on the lower side faring the worst, the water forcing itself in at the front door, filling all the rooms, and then finding its way out through the back door into the gardens, most of which were destroyed. The road was completely filled with water, and carts were constantly kept to carry people back and fore through it. The people in the houses escaped up stairs, and came out through the windows. It cleared off about five p.m., and everything became calm and quiet. All the way to the docks the fields were covered with water but fortunately no damage of any importance was done. The extent of the flood at Dafen is quite unprecedented, never was it known to be so high, not within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. GREENFIELD SOIREE.-On Friday last the members and congregation of the Greenfield English Baptist Chapel held their annual soiree in aid of the Sunday school, when a most pleasant evening was spent, and the entertainment given was quite a success. BRYN INDEPENDENT CHAPEL CONQEBT.—'On Tuesday last a concert of sacred and secular music, vocal and instrumental, was given at the above chapel, in aid of the funds of the British School, Bryn. The choir of the chapel sang, as well as some individual members, and also the celebrated Griffith Jones (Caradwg), leader of the Abe/dare United Choir, played two violin solos. L L A. N NON .-SUICIDE BY HANGING.—William Davies, aged 67, of Tumble Shop, Tyissa, in the above parish, committed suicide on the 12th inst., under very melancholy circumstances The deceased, who was registrar of births, &c., for part of the Llanelly Union, was also pa, t owner of the Tumble Colliery. It appears that the water had broken in, and he got into difficul- ties. He seems to have been thoroughly upset by the pecuniary state of his affairs, and according to the evi- dence of his wife he lost his appetite, and could not rest at night. He seems to have kept his troubles, how- ever, to himself; but on the 11th inst. he received a letter intimating that a writ would be served on him the following day, in respect of a bill for LIOO, which had been renewed more than once. This, it is supposed, quite unnerved him, and on the following morning be arose abuut 6 o'clock, and, going to an outhouse, hanged himself. The inquest has been held by James Rowlands, Esq., and a verdict that the deceased de- stroyed himself by hanging, while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity was returned. CWMAMMAN.—ANNUAL PLOUGHING MATCH. This match came off this year on the 16th inst., on the farm of Mr Hopkin Bevan, Pistyll-llwyd. Eight prizes were offered, ranging from £1 the first, to 6s the lowest. Eleven competitors entered the field. The contest was decided as follows :Cl, John Thomas, Tirbach 18s, David Harries, Nantyricket IGs, William Morgan, jun., Bodist; 14s, Rees Hicks, Wernwhyad 12s, John Lewis, Cynhordy 10s, James Lewis, Gellyfawr; 8s, William Jones, Gwndwngwyn Gs, William Williams, Bryacethyn. The adjudicators were Mr Morris, Garn, and Mr Griffiths, Cl) nhir-uchaf. Their decision gave complete satisfaction, the more so as the position of the parties were entirely reversed to what they were last year. Br,Y-NAA,lillAN.-On Thursday night, the 11th inst., robberies were attempted in this place, both at the offices of the Ironworks and the Swansea Vale Railway both places were entered by smashing a window, and the depredator seems to have acted in a bungling man- ner, wresting drawers open and tumbling papers, &c., in a vain search for money. £ o reward has been offered for his apprehension. LLANDILO.—FUNERAL OF MR. JOHN JAMES.—On Thursday, the 11th instant, the remains of Mr John James, of the Spirit Vaults, King-street, in this town were interred in the parish church. The deceased was one of the oldest volunteers in the town, and as a mark of respect to the memory of their comrade, a great many volunteers belonging to the Llandilo and Llansawel corps attended the funeral in uniform, accompanied by the brass bands of the corps. A large number of persons were attracted by the ceremonies attending a military funeral, the church being nearly filled before the arrival of the procession; and the inhabitants generally showed their respect for the deceased and his lelatives. LARCENY,—On Saturday last, before J. L. Thomas, Esq., and Capt. Lloyd Philipps. Henry Evans, a farm servant, was charged with stealing a pair of stockings, the property of Mr Davies, of Fantyfen, Lilanegwad. Complainant deposed I live at Pentyfen, Llancgwad, and am a farmer. I had a pair of stockings on a hedge at Pantyfen. I saw them on the hedge yesterday, at half-past six o'clock, and at seven they were missing. No one had been near the place but the prisoner from the time I last saw them to the time I missed them. This morning I went to Twyn where the prisoner is in service. I asked him about the stockings. He denied having them. I went away to fetch a policeman, but it occuring to me that he might have them on his feet, I returned and caught hold of the prisoner by the leg and found my stockings on his feet. He sprang away and ran into the haggard where he opened his boots and took the stockings off. The stockings produced are the ones I had from the prisoner and are my property. They are worth 2s 6d. Sentenced to one calendar month's hard labour in the house of correction. POLICE. -On the 11th inst., before G. B. Jones, Esq Henry Jones, a tramp, was brought in a sack, charged by Mr W. Estcott, porter at the Llandilofawr Union, with having destroyed his clothes, by tearing the same. Committed for one calendar month.-On Monday last, before G. B. Jones, Esq.—-Seven tramps, who gave the names of George White, Charles Phillips, Henry George Lawrence, John Sullivan, John Kenny, John Long, and David Price, were committed to the House of Correction for one calendar month each, for begging. -On the following day, before W. DLiBuisson, hs(I., another tramp, of the name of George Thomas, was committed for 11 days, for the same offence. PASTORAL AID SOCIETY. On Sunday last, four sermons wore preached at Llandilofawr Church, in aid of the above society. The two English sermons, at 11 and at 6 o'clock, by the Rev Robert Hall Baynes, M.A., vicar of St Michael's and All Saints, Coventry, and the Welsh sermons, at 9.30., by the Rev Howell Howells, incumbi-mt of Kilvey, Swansea, and at 6 p.m. by the Rev W. Evans, vicar of Rhymney. Two other sermons were preached, one at Llandyfane, by the Rev R. H. Baynes, and the other at Caledfwlch, by the Rev W. Evans. On Monday, a public meeting was held at the National School, when the Rev John Griffiths, vicar, took the chair. The Revs J. Griffiths, vicar, D. Griffiths, T. Macfarlane, Howell Howells, and Lewis Morgan, vicar of Llangadock, gave a detailed account of the operations of the society. Collections were made after each service, which amounted to L24 lis 9d. LLANEGWAD. -NATIONAL SCROOL.-This school was examined on Tuesday, Feb 9 th, by the Rev. S. Pryoe H.M. Inspector of Schools. In the afternoon there was a tea party at the schoolroom, which was brought about by the exertions of Miss Hughes, of Glancothy. About 160, being day and Sunday scholars, partook of the dainties prepared for them, and all without exception were highly pleased with the treat. The ladies who kindly waited upon the children were the Misses Hughes, of Glancothy, Mrs Evans, Milton Court, Mrs Nicholl, Mrs Williams, surgeon, Mrs Prosser, Miss James, Miss Morgan, and Mrs Griffiths. The Rev. T. B. Nicholl, W. Evans, Esq., Milton Court, Mr W. W. Prosser, and Mr Williams, Glandulais, were also present. These and several others contributed towards the treat. The children sang and recited several amusing pieces, and after giving three hearty cheers for the ladies, the national anthem was sung and the proceedings ter- minated. LLANSAWEL.—Lady Drummond and Lady Mary Williams, have just completed distributing their nume- rous and valuable prizes amongst the school children at this place. Many of the poorer boys were presnted with serviceable cloth coats and vests, some with strong cord trousers, &c., all of which were made to order by tailors in the neighbourhood and the girls had some good clothing given them. The other scholars were also presented with suitable prizes; in all about forty came in for a share of their ladyships' liberality. This is always an exciting time with the scholars at this place, for even those who do not happen to be then the lucky recipients, are always made happy and hopeful through Lady Drummond's kind word of encouragement, that if they will stick to their books and be good children, they may come in for the lion's share at the next distri- bution. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN.—CHARGE OF STEALING— On the 13th inst., before E. C. L. Fitzwilliams, Esq. -Evan Thomas, White Hart, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, was charged with stealing a sheep skin, the property of David Jones, Lan, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, also Ruth, the mother of Evan Thomas, was charged with receiving the same, knowing it.to be stolen. Both were commit- ted for trial to the next assizes at Carmarthen
I CARDIGANSHIRE. I C A R D I G A N.- MECHANICS INSTITUTE. The annual meeting of members was held at the Guild Hall, on Friday last, J. Thomas, Esq., (mayor), in the chair. The chairman, after an introductory address, called upon the secretary to read the report of last year. The chairman proposed, and Mr J. Williams seconded the adoption of the report which was carried unanimously. The chairman read the result of the voting papers for committee men, which was, Mr H. Davies, 34, Mr L. Lowther, 33, Mr J. Thomas, 32 Mr W. W. Smith, 30, Mr T. Davies, 27, and Mr R. D. Jenkins, 2.5, who were declared duly elected for two years. Mr Thomas Griffiths was elected auditor by a majority of 25 after- wards several suggestions were made for the better management of the institute, some of which were adopted. The report showed that the institute is in a flourishing state. There is a balance of £ 38 19s 8d in hand, after paying the rent for the room, hall-keeper, collector, periodicals, newspaper, and all outgoings. During last year 76 persons were admitted as members. 37 of whom were adults. After the usual vote of thanks to the chairman and the secretary, the meeting terminated, FEBRUARY FAIR.—This annual fair was held on Saturday last, very few cattle were exhibited, which met with a slow demand. The show of horses was better than on former occasions, pigs were very scarce. Al- though the day was fine and dry, the country people were not very large in attendance. MARKET, (Saturday last.)—Our market was tolerably attended. Prices were as follows: -butter, Is 3d to Is 4d; cheese, 3d to 4d per lb.; pork, 10s to lls 6d per score wheat (slack), 6s 6d to 7s per 651b; barley, 4s 3d to 4s 6d; oats, 2s 6d to 3s per bushel. ASSESSMENT Co.M-dITTEE.-An adjourned meeting of this Committee was held at the Town-hall, on Saturday, present-Messrs. B D. Jenkins (chairman), A. J Evans, B. Rees. and T. Williams. Mr Stephen Gwynon at- tended in support of his appeal, and Mr W. Llewellyn, Cwmaerwen, gave evidence on his behalf. The appeal was eventually dismissed. It was ordered that Eglwys- swrw and Lantood lists remain as before. In re the appeal of Thos, Jones, Alltddol. Ordered that the gross be reduced tojEll 10s., rateable value tojElO 12 6d. Some other important having been transacted the meet- ing terminated. THE VALE OF AERON PLOUGHING MATCH.—This interesting annual competition came off on the 11th inst., on the farm of Mr David Davies, Perthneuadd, and was attended with a success far beyond the ex- pectations of its most ardent supporters. The number of competitors was unusually large, there being no less than 38 ploughs present. Two fields were allotted by Mr Davies for the ploughing. The precision and despatch with which the officials set the numerous competitors to work deserve the highest commendation. The day proved exceedingly dry and mild, and some hundreds of persons visited the place. The prizes were awarded as follows :—The champion prize, L4, was divided between Daniel Jones, Lluest, Ciliau Aeron, and David Jones, Blaencwm, Ystrad second prize, X2, was divided between Jenkin Davies, Pertbneuadd, and Joseph Morgan, Bendyau, Lampeter, and Richard Thomas, Rhydygof, Ystrad.—Second class 1st prize, :£1 10s, to David Jones, Voelallt, Ciliau Aeron this man, an excellent ploughman, would have carried off the champion prize, if he had entered himself in the first class. Second prize, £ 1 3s, was divided between Daniel Hughes, Velindre-issa, and William Hughes, Maesgwyn, Llannon 3rd prize, YI, was divided be- tween Evan Hughes, Pantycoy, Siliar, Lampeter, and Lewis Lewis, Ffynondafolog, Ciliau Aeron. Third class 1st, 15s, to Evan Morgan, Llanbadarn Tref- Eglwys; 2nd, 12s 6d, to Henry Evans, Gianwern, Ystrad 3rd, 10s, to Lewis Lewis, Caerhiced, Llan- cwnlle. From the foregoing list of prizes awarded, in the different classes, it will be readily seen that the competition was remarkably keen it was with the greatest difficulty the judges, who were experience men, could decide which was best. The judges were—Mr Daniel Jenkins, late Pantymoch, Llandyssil Mr John Lewis, Monachtybach, Llanbadarn-tref-Eglwys Mr Ebenezer Williams, Broncaradog, Ystradmeurig Mr David Edwards, Maesmanadlog, Ystradmeurig and Mr W. Williams, Llwyneolfa, Llangeitho. The honorary prize for the best pair of horses, &c., was adjudged to Capt. Vaughan, Brynog. Tenant farmer s 1st prize do. awarded to Mr Hughes, Llannon -nd prize do. to Mr Morris, Tanybwlch, Llanrhystid 3rd prize do. to Mr Davies, Rhiwonen, Ystrad. The judges were-A,lr Evans, Dolwen, Ltanwenog; Mr Thomas, Brynhogfan, do. and Mr Griffiths, Celn, Llanduewi-brefi. All the judges endeavoured to discharge their arduous duties faithfully, and succeeded, we believe, in an eminent degree. The committee and the judges afterwards repaired to the Rod Lion Inn, lalsarn, where they par- took of a substantial dinner, got up m Mr and Mrs Davies's usual excellent style. This society is in a flourishing condition, and promises to offer many extra inducements next year to the rising young fellows of the neighbourhood. Mr Walter Jenkins, Gianwern, and Mr Daniel Jenkins, Velindre-ucha, together with an efficient staff of committee-mon, have been untiring in their endeavours to make the society as successful and beneficial as possible, and they have been liberally supported by the landlords of the Vale of Aeron, and some from a distance, and they entertain a confident hope that when those gentlemen will be called upou next year again for their pecuniary aid towards carrying out this laudable effort, they will readily respond as they have hitherto invariably done. LAMPETER —POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT.—Another of these entertainments was given at the Town Hail, on Friday evening the 12th instant, when the chair was taken by D. Lloyd, Esq solicitor. The following pro- gramme was gone through:—Reading, "The Con- spiracy," Mr J. D. Lewis pianoforte solo, Warb- lings at Eve," Mr J. B. Jones reading, The Lover's effort," Mr J. Lewis; two songs, Mr Clutterbuck reading, Sam Weller's Valentine," MrPowell; songs, Woman's Resolution," and I really don't think I shall marry," Miss Leith reading, The Bolls," Mr Powell; song, "I know a pretty widow," Mr J. B. Jones; song, Milly's Faith," Miss Evans; song, Free and Easy," Mr Hardy; song, Y widw," Mr T. Lloyd song, Mr Clutterbuck finale, God Save the Queen," Miss Leith. Mr Roderick Evans, son of Mr John Evans, Pontfaen, Lampeter, has passed the modified examination, and is duly registered as a Chemist and druggist, under the Pharmacy Act of 18G8. ASSESSMENT COMMIT TEE.—At a meeting of the com- mittee, held on Saturday last, in the Board-room of the Union, for the purpose of hearing appeals from the parishes of Bettws Bledrws and Cellan, against the valuation recently made by Mr D. P. Davies, of Troedybryn, there were present- W. Jones, Esq, Lhvyngroes (in the chair), J. T. Hughes, Esq., Castell- du, Messrs Jonathan Davies, Cellan, John Hughes, Silian, Lewis Davies, Llancrwys, Benjamin Jones, Llanllwni, and Jacob Edwards, Lampeter. The only appeals from the parish of Bettws Bledrws were from Mr Inglis Jones, and one from Mr Harford, objecting to certain plantations being rated, and claiming exemp- tion. It was resolved that the hearing of these appeals be adjourned until the opinion of the Poor Law Board be obtained as to the liability of such plantations being rated. There were seven appeals from the parish of Cellan, but as none of the appellants appeared they were all disallowed. Mr D. P. Davies, the valuer, informed the committee that be had written to the Poor Law Board requesting their opinion as to the liability of certain plantations being rated, but had not yet received any reply. The Clerk was desired not to write to the Poor Law Board, as directed at the last meeting, until an- answer is received by Mr Davies to the letter addressed by him to the Board. Resolved that all appeals from the parishes of Lampeter and Llangybi be heard on Saturday, the 20th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday last, before the Very Rev Llewellyn Lewellin. D.C.L., William Jones, Esq., of Llwyngroes, and Thomas John Hughes, Esq., of Castelldu. John James, of Lampeter, was charged with having (on the 4th inst., at the Lampeter Railway Station) stolen a coat of the value of £1, the property of Capt Herbert Vauitban, of Brynog. The prisoner was committed to take his trial [t the next assizes, but was admitted on bail, himself -,tn,l two others in e20 each. PENBRYN.—This parish has sustained a heavy loss in the death of their late excellent vicar, the Rev John Hughes, whose incumbency lasted 36 years. He was previously curate of Lampeter, and for many years headmaster of the Lampeter grammar school. Previous to the opening of Lampeter College, young men were ordained from this grammar school, which was held in high repute, as the headmaster who was an able Greek and Latin scholar and a highly accomplished man, duly feeling his responsibilities devoted his whole energies to t,be training of those under his care, some of whom are now useful ministers in the established church, and many more have passed away to another and a better world. Mr Hughes's mortal remains were izifei,re,l itt Piii-ibr%ln, on t!,e !Ittiy clerizy- mon attended, among whom we observed the Venerable Archdeacon North, the Revs J. Price Jones, Newcastle, R. Lloyd, Troedyraur, J. Sinnett, Bangor, H. Davies, Cenarth, G. Evans, Llandyiriog, D. Herbert, Tremain, I Mr Jones, Barmouth, North Wales, Mr Jones, Pen- morfa, and several others besides whom we did not know. The large church was filled with people who all seemed much affected, and some sobbed aloud, sorrowing exceedingly that they should see the face of their highly revered and much beloved vicar uo more. The Rev Josiah Roes officiated on this melancholy occasion, and preached from 2. Tim. iv. 7 and S ver. to a most attentive and sorrowful congregation. ABERAYRON.—PETTY SESSIONS.—On Wednesday, the 10th inst., before Captain Lloyd Philipps, Mabws (chairman), Colonel Lewes, Llanlear, Captain Vaughan, Brynog, Jane Edwards, Union Workhouse, Aberayron, matron, charged Wm. Thompson, of Kent, tramp, with destroying a bed-tick in the above Union Workhouse. Committed for 7 days' hard labour.—Mark Siford, Cwrtycadno, Cilie Ayron, gamekeeper, charged David Jones, Felinfach, Llanfihang-el Ystrad, labourer, with trespass in search of game, in the day time, at Lloyd Jack Farm, Ystrad. Fined 10s Cd, and 9s Gd costs paid. Captain Vaughan retired from the Bench during the hearing of this case.—Anne Richards, Brysigbach, Llanbadarn-tref-eglwys, servant in husbandry, charged John Jones, Hafodfawr, farmer, with refusing to pay the sum of £1 16s, balance of wages due to complainant. Compromised. Defendant paid the amount and oosts. —Enoch Lloyd, late of Pennant, blacksmith, charged Wm. Davies, Pennant, blacksmith, with refusing to pay I the sum of £1 I is, balance of wages due to complainant. Compromised. Defendant paid the full amount and costs. POLICE-On the 13th inst., at the Magistrates' Clerk's office, before C. R. Longcroft, Esq., and C. E. Longcroft, Esq.—Two tramps who gave their names as William Lewis and Margaret Young, were brought up in custody, charged by Mrs Jane Edwards. Matron of the AberayroD Union Workhouse, with destroying their own clothes in the said workhouse, on the morning of the 11th instant committed for seven days' each, with hard labour. "TT""II /TT l"'W yuAi.—i he disastrous intelligence respecting the fate of the ship Calcutta, which reached this town on Wednesday afternoon, the 15th inst., has covered the whole place with gloom and sorrow. Most of our readers must have read the account of the sad catas- trophe but, perhaps, all of them are not aware that the ill-fated commander, Capt. Owen, was a native of this neighbourhood, and a most respectable, respected and beloved resident of the town. His loss is deeply regretted, not only by his widow and four young children, whom he has left behind, but by everyone that knew him. He was a most upright, generous, and liberal man. His career from his boyhood was a course of unchecked prosperity. He commanded with success the following large vessels and others, most of them being passenger ships to the Australian Colonies "John Davis," "Elba Bragb," "Commodore Perry," and Queen of the Colonies." This was his first voyage in the Calcutta." Had his life been spared for a few years longer, he would have made a large fortune. There were two others from this place in the Calcutta," viz., James Edwards, sailmaker, who was saved, and Solomon Williams, son of Capt. Williams, Noyadd Rock, who is still missing, with twenty others of the crew ABERYSTSVITH.—COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—At a meeting of the Town Improvement Commissioners, held in the Town Hall on Tuesday, the 16th inst., Capt. Lewis In the chair, the following resolutions were passed :That the Inspector of Nuisances, accom- panied by Capt. Lewis and Dr R. Williams, be directed to visit the common lodging houses in the town, and report upon the state of such houses at the next monthly meeting, with the view of having the same registered under the Local Government Act" and "That during the winter months no nuisance be placed, or allowed to remain on the streets after ten o'clock in the fore- noon. PETTY SESSIONS.—In the Town Hall, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., before J. Matthews, Esq., two boys, named Thomas Jones, and William Jenkins, were charged by P.O. Rowlands with throwing stones on the Marine Terrace. Mr Lloyd said frequent complaints were made of boys throwing stones. The mayor said it was a bad practice, and must be put down, and fined William Jenkins Is 6d, and Thomas Jenkins-this being his second offence-2s 6d, including costs — Thomas Joseph, a farmer, was charged with having been drunk and riotous, on the 8th inst., and also with ill-treating a horse. Fined 10s and costs.—A warrant was granted for the apprehension of Richard Jones, who had been summoned on a charge of committing a breach of the peace, but failed to appear.—On the 12th inst., John Jenkins was brought up before J. Matthews, Esq., chaiged with having been drunk. Fined 3s. -On the 16th inst., before Capt Lewis, and John Davies, Esq., David Jones was summoned for furious driving, and was fined one shilling. DEATH OF MR MATTHEW FltACIs.-All persons connected with mines in the County of Cardigan will regret to (hear of the death of Mr Matthew Francis. He died very suddenly in Spain, where he had gone to superintend the erection of some machinery. He was in his 58th year.
PEMBROKESHIRE. NARBWRTH.—CATTLE FAIR.—The first fair of the year, took place on Monday last. The supply of cattle, sheep, and horses, was small, and of a poor character, and the business transacted insignificant. The pig fair on the following day, was much larger, and with the exception of a small kind, tho prices had a downward tendency. TheTe was a fair amount of business done. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at the County Court, on Thursday, 11th, before J. L. G. P. Lewis, Esq., R. H. Buckley, Esq., and G. R. G. Rees, fSsq- P-C. II. Davies v. John Davies, for drunkeness. Fined 53 and 7s 7d costs.— Walter Jones, saddler, v. Richard Gkncross, John Phillips, and R. Rowe, for wilful and malicious damage to his windows. Mr T. Lewis, solicitor, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr A. H. Lascolles, and Mr T. Davies, of Carmarthen, for the defence. P.S. It-, ing, said On Thursday the ith inst., I saw the three defendants in the door way of Mr James Lewis, druggist I spoke to them, and knew who they were. P.C. Davies was with me at the time. We went down street for a short distance and then saw the three defundauts leave the doorway and go up street and stop opposite Mr Walter Jones's front windows We then heard a crash as of breaking windows. We were then about 53 yards from them. After defendants had gone up street abont 100 yards they returned towards Mr Jones's house. P.C. Davies and myself concealed our- selves in the lane by Morgan and Co's. back door, when we saw the defendants coming opposite Mr Jones's pine window. They then stopped and threw stones and broke the windows. P.C. Davies and myself were then within five yards of them. I caught Rowe and Philips on the spot, and P.C. Davies caught Glencross and held him there. I examined the windows and found six panes broken, and the stones on the floor inside P.C. Davies coroborated the statement of Irving in all par- ticulars. Both witneses underwent a severe cross ex- amination, but nothing material was elicited to contradict their evidence.-John Protheroe, tailor, on behalf of the defendants, said that he was in company of Glencross on the night in question, by Edwards the grocer's house. I heard a smash of windows, and told Glencross we had better shift as we may get into it. We were together after leaving Phillips, the gin shep, until sometime about half past eleven o'clock, but can- not tell exactly the time. Glencross did not break any windows when I was with him. Hugh Harries said, he went into the gin shop with Glencross and they came out together. Phillips and Rowe came out afterwards. I was at my brother's door about 10 minutes after part- ing with Glencross, and heard the smashing of windows in the direction of Mr Walter Jones's house.—John Rowe sa;d, I am brother to the defendant. I was in the street on the night in question, and when near the post office with my brother and Phillips, heard windows smashed. I went back with them to Mr Jones's house, and then heard footsteps coming down the lane by Morgans and Co's back door. I also beard some person saying I think you are one of them that did it. It was Sergeant Irving's voice. Previous to leaving them by Mr Walter Jones's they had been in my company for two hours. Glencross had not been in their company during that time, and could not have broken any windows. Mr Samuel Jones and Mr B. Edwards, grocer, were examined as to a conversation with Irving about windows broken in Mr Jones's houso on a previous occasion, which did not affect the evi- dence in this case. Each party find £ 2 10s Jd for damage, and costs 53 4d, in all £3 Os 4d. Glencross paid his amount, and in default Phillips and Rowe were committed for one month's hard labour.- John Thomas, assistant clerk to Board of Guardians ,v. Benjamin Lewis, for disobedience of order to maintain his father. Fined 20s and cost, in defeat to be raised by distress, and if not sutlicieDt one raonth s imprison- ment.—Same, y. Williapi Lewis, for not contributing towards the maintenance of his father, Ordered to pay 6d per weektud CoStS.-P.S- IrViD. v. William Johnson and George Gaynar, for stealing three scarfs, the pro- perty of James Thomas, draper. Committed for ten 1 days' each with hard labour.—There were a number of cases of non-payment of poor rates from the hamlet of East Williamston, but they were all settled previous to hearing. HAVERFORDWEST.—At an examination in Edin- burgh on the 23th, 29th, and 30th ult., Mr Langley, as. sistant and late pupil of J. D. Brown, Esq., F. R.C.S., of this town, obtained the diplomas of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, and of the Royal Col- lege of Surgeons. Dr Langley is a son of the Rev A. Langley, Wesleyan Minister, formerly of this town. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday, before O. E. Davies, Esq., A. B. Starbuck, Esq., T. Roberts, Esq., J. P. Jones, Esq., and M. Jones, Esq. John Stephens, of Xeyland, was fined 10s and costs for assaulting Ann Morgan, and in default of immediate payment was im- prisoned for one month's hard labour.—Thomas Matsel, Charles Johnston, Thomas Clarke, James Sheen, John Daviea, John Whittow, Edward Iggleden, and John Mullen were each committed to prison, for refusing duty as seamen at Miiford. The whole of them were shipped at Cardiff. PEMBROKE.—A forgery is alleged to have been committed, by some one recently adding the baptism of "John, son of Jenkin Ferrior, by Mary his wife," dated October the 22nd, 1766, at the top of the page in the Pembroke register, of baptisms, marriages and deaths. A reward of £100 has been offered. REVIVAL OF A TIME-HONOUBED CUSTOM.—Some- how or other the Mayor and Corporation of the ancient borough of Pembroke, have not since the pissing of the Municipal Corporations Act, gone to church in an official capacity as in nearly every other town in the kingdom. Of this we are sure the default has not arisen from any want of attachn.ent to an old custom or to any reluctance to recognise the established church. Indeed the majority of mayors since the passing of the Act have been churchmen, as have also a large propor- tion of the councillors. However the custom has just been revived by the present esteemed mayor, W. Thomas, Esq., of Orange Hall, who on a recent occasion attended the parish church, acccmpanicd in procession by Alderman Meyrick, M.P., Alderman Mansel, Alder- man Jenkins, Alderman Lewis, and other members of the Town Council and Corporation, making a goodly procession. The Mayor wore his robe of office, a splendid scarlet gown presented to him by the inhabi- tants of the town in recognition of his public services, and as a mark of personal respect. The mace bearers and others were at the head of the procession. It is hoped this custom now that it has been revived will be continued. BOROUGH SESSIONS.—In the Town Hall, on Satur- day, before W. Thomas, Esq., mayor, W. Hulm, Esq., N. A. Roch, Esq., M. A. Saurin, Esq., S. P. Williams, Esq J. Dawkins, Esq., J. R. Bryant, Esq., C. Allen. Esq., W. Robertson, Esq., S. W. Hustler, Esq., H. Leach, Esq., and the Rev R. J. H. Thomas. Thomas Allen, of Pembroke-Dock, labourer, was charged by George Twigg with an assault. George Twigg de. posed i am relieving officer for Pembroke district. I was coming from Neyland to the Hard at Pater in a small boat on the 29th of last month, about half-past nine o'clock at night. Allen, Mr Phillips, the water- man, and myself in it. When about quarter way across, Allen accused me of stopping his wife's parish relief at the time he married. I said I had nothing to do with it) it was the Board of Guardians. He said be owed it to me for the last eight years, and now was the time to give it to me. He jumped up from the oar and struck me as I was on the seat, first on the cheek bone, and then two or three times about the head. He pulled the boat to the landing, and struck me again two or three times. He prevented the boatman pulling back to get at my hat. After we landed he equired for me. I went a different way. I never said a word to him. Daniel Phillips deposed: I am a grocer at Pembroke-Dock. On 29th ult., I hired a boat at Neyland. George Twigg was in it. On crossing the parties commenced quarrell- ing about some tossing. They argued and Twigg called him a shuffler. They called each other a shuffler. Allen said Not a worse shuffler than you as you stopped my wife's pay." Twigg said be was a liar and the other said he was not. Allen then got up and made attempt to strike him. I interfered between them, they were in a scuffle, and I pushed Allen back in the boat as it was dangerous. I said it was my boat and told them to be- have themselves. They kept on arguing on crossing till landing at the Hard. Kept on arguing half an hour, and I heard blows between them, but could not see. Twigg had a stick up as if defending himself. They were not sober. Twigg was quarelling in the boat alsout tossing. Allen called Twigg a shufier. —Fined os, and 12s costs, or fourteen days.—Paid William Griffiths and William Phillips, were charged by the game keeper of Mr Meyrick, M.P., with using a dog to take game. They were fined 5s each and costs. —Thomas Biss, was fined Is and costs for an assault.— The charge of assault against Elizabeth Milton, com- plainant in the previous ease was dismissed.—A charge of wilful damage against William Gwyther and Henry Griffiths, was adjourned. PE M BRO K E -DOCK.- GARRISOv.-The depot of the 77th regiment is expected here daiiy, to join the 13th depot battalion. A number of large iron plates, a out eight tons each, 14 feet long, 3 feet wide, and from 6 to 8 inches thick, arrived here by rail during the past week again, for the iron ship of war Iron Duke. MANERDI VY. -PLOUGHING MATCH.—The annual ploughing match limited to this parish, was held on the land of Mr J. G. George, Cilastuchaf, on Friday last. There were 23 competitors divided into three classes, all of them commenced work, but the weather being so wet, raining and snowing so heavily, they were obliged to leave the field, the managers therefore ar- ranged to meet on Monday, for the completion of the work, and the following is the result :-Champion's class, 3 competitors, 1st, Griffith Griffiths, Ffoesyvicar, -el Is 2nd, David Jones, Clynfiew, 15s 6d. General class, 15 competitors, 1st, Thomas Thomas, Cilgwyn, ,El 2nd, John Jones, Cilfowir, 15s; 3rd, Edward Thomas, Clynfiew, 12s 6d 4th, William Thomas, Pentre, 9s 5th, John Davies, Cilgwyn, 6s; 6th, David Evans, Ffynone, 3d. Boy's class, 5 competitors, 1st, Timothy Edwards, Cilfowir, 8s 6d 2nd, John Jones, Cilastissaf, 6s 3rd, James Davies, Cilastissaf, 2s 6d, and 2s each were given to the 12 unsuccessful competi- tors. The judges were Messrs J. Davies, Wernynad, Llangoedmoie, J. Davies, Fronlas, BIaenportb, and David Williams, Cilfowir, of this parish, whose decisions were most satisfactory. Stewards of the field, Messrs T. Jones, Cilfowir, T. Davies, Cilgwyn, D. Lloyd, Clyn- fiew. D. George, Cilastissaf, D. George, Pcnralltllyn, and J. G. Gorge, Cilastuchaf. Collector and treasurer, Mr Thomas, Parkneithw. The competitors evinced con- siderable skill and dexterity in handling the plough. The gentlemen farmers and others, who subscribed towards this meeting deserved the warmest thanks, and Mr J. G. George, also merit commendation for the very good field which he lent to the service of the meeting. also Mrs George is worthy of the warmest thanks, for her kindness to the judges, and also to a large number of members of the committee on both days. TE.NBY.-PETTY SESSIONS.-On Tuesday, before G. White, Esq., mayor, Capt Rees, and Dr Dyster. Thomas lajestou, alius Staffordshire Tom, an ex- pugilist, who has previously figured at the Pembroke Police-court, was charged with being drunk and riotous, in St. George street. Fined 5s and costs.
.•Tfcr><ga»;-aag»iatt»jraiiirwi i n f—r T, n I "='HEN WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "WELSHMAN." SIB, — At the Council meeting held last Wednesday, when the water question was under discussion, I read an extract, which I subjoin, from a letter written by Dr Simon, Medical Officer to the Privy Council. It was objected that the letter written to Dr Simon might have been an ex parte statement. Whether this objection is true or not your readers shall judge, for I have since obtained a copy. I will only remark that the writer was not aware that Alltywallis and Llanpumpsaint were also on the Gwili. At the time the letter was written the water had not been analysed. I am, Sir, yours. I W. J. MORGAN.
I u I LETTER.] [LETTER. ] Carmarthen, 27th January, 1858. Siit,-It is proposed to increase the water supply of Carmarthen, by forcing into the reservoirs during the summer months, water from a leet or mill-race. The leet is supplied from the Gwilly, a small river into which at least two villages (Cwmduad and Conwil), and many houses are drained. There is, too, a public footpath much frequented along the banks of the leet. The water has not been analysed, nor has any objection that I know of, been raised to its use for domestic purposes. I understand the Town Council will at an early meet- ing consider a plan prepared by their Surveyor, for the purpose of forcing this water into the reservoirs. As the highest authority to whom I can appeal in this matter, may I venture to ask your opinion whether on I this statement the water in tho leet may be safely used by the inhabitants in the summer season. I I am, Sir, Yours respectfully, I J. Simon, Esq., M.D., 8, Richmond Terrace., LotHhm.
[EXTRACT PROM DR. SIMON'S REPLY.] I Of course, as a general rule, I hold that water which is liable to be drunk ought to be kept entirely free from sewage. Parliament wns clearly of thie opinion when, under Sec. 10 of Sewage Utilization Act, 1865, it conferred on certain local authorities the power of procuring the dispollution of streams in which they were interested. We have received several communications on the proposed increased water supply which we decline to publish, the subject having now been fully discussed. Besides it is evident that the Council is bent upon car- rying out the Surveyor's scheme whatever might be said against it. We shall watch with serious apprehensions the result on the health of the town.
THE GOGERDDAN HOUNDS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "WELSHMAN." SIR,-It is said, with what truth I do not know, that the Gogerddan hounds are to be discontinued. If true, it is much to be regretted indeed. However, it presents a fitting time to give Ned" the huntsman some tan- gible recognisance for his long and able service. If this suggestion were taken up, many would be glad to con- tribute towards a testimonial to Ned," the Gogerddan huntsman. I am, Sir, Yours truly, BRUSH.
TAFF VALE.—-The directors of this company intend to recommend a dividened at the rate of f) per cent, per annum for the half-year ending the 31st of December last. Sir Richard Buckley is named as the probable suc- cessor of the late Marquis of Anglesey in the Lord Lieutenancy of the little island of Mona. The London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian says "Mr Gladstone's additional volumes of Homeric criticism will, I am told, appear befcre Easter. They consist of a series of essays on the gods and men of ancient Greece." The death is also announced of Dr James Wardrop, surgeon to George IV., and the author of several medical works. Mr Edward Miall's friends intend making another effort to get him in for Bradford. Mr Miall will not be asked to canvass, or even to issue an address. The death of Dr. John Epps, the well-known homoeopathic practitioner, is announced. Dr. Epps took an active part in th* agitation for the Reform Bill of 1832, the Anti-Corn Law agitation, and other political movements of the last thirty or forty years. Another case showing the danger of relying on foot- track evidence alone has come before the Truro county court. A boy was given into custody by a Mr Knight for stealing a duck. The only evidence against the lad was that suggested by a comparison of his boots and certain footmarks nevertheless, he was put in prison. In the meantime the duck was found and restored to its owner, and the boy was discharged by the magistrates. He subsequently brought an action in the county court against Mr Knight for jElo damages, and got a verdict for the full amount. The Minority principle is not in luck The Minority Member for Manchester, Mr Birley, is said to be in- eligible by reason of his having some Government contract, and it is supposed that bis seat will have to be filled up by a new (and therefore, of course, a majority) vote; and the minority Member for the City of London, Mr Bell, is just dead,-so that there, too, the vacant seat will necessarily be filled up by a majority vote. Baron Rothschild, it is said, will again come forward, and probably enough be elected without a contest. BREAKFAST. -EPPS' COCOA -GRATEFUL AND COM- FORTI-IG.-The very agreeable character of this prepara- tion has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Servwe Gazette remarks The singular success which Mr Epps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well- selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctor's bills." Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in 2- lb., ? lb., and 1 Ib. tin-lined packets labelled—J?MES ErM & Co., Homaeopathic Chemists, London. R 48
LOCAL MARKETS. CARMARTHEN CORN MARKETS FOR THE WEEK END- ING FEBRUARY 18TH, 1869.-Since our last report we have no change to note in the weather still a prepon- derance of wet. The grain markets throughout the kingdom are very quiet just now, and prices rather on the decline. Our supplies of grain here are falling off, and trade generally dull. For the past week, up to the present date, we quote — Wheat 6s 3d to 6s 6d per 64lbs. Barley 4s 3d to 4s 9d per 541ba. Oats. 2s 9d to 38 2d per 401ba. CASK BUTTER.-151-d per lb. CHEESE-29s to 32s 4 per cwt.
CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY. House Surgeon's Report for the week ending Feb. 17th, 1869:— IN-DOOR PATIENTS. Remaining by last Report 24 ) Admitted since Died 0 4) 4 Discharged 4 ) Remaining 26 OUT-PATIENTS. Remaining by last Report 161 1 190 Admitted since 29 ) Died 1 j Discharged 25 26 Remaining 164 C. A. BRIGSTOCKB, House Surgeon. MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR THE WEEK :—Physician, Dr Lewis surgeon, Mr Hughes. COMMITTEE.—Mr J. N. Roberts, chairman, Messrs. J. H. Barker, G. Bagnall, Rev W. Morgan, Dr. Lewis, and the Rev L. M. Jones. HOWELLHoWELLSJ Secretary.
I HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Gogerddan Foxhounds will meet on Tueada y Feb. 23rd, at Peitbyll and on Friday, 26th, Glaspwll, —each day at 10. a.m. The Pembrokeshire Foxhounds will meet on Monday, the 22nd, at Browdy and on Thursday, the 25th, at Withybush each day at 10.30. The Vale of Ayron, Capt. Vaughan's, will meet on Wednesday, 24th, at Llanrhystyd on Friday, 26th, at The Kennels,—each day at 10.30. The Tivy Side Foxhounds will meet on Monday, Feb. 22nd, at Coedmore and on Thursday, Feb. 25th, at Llysnewydd,- each day at 10.30. a.m. Capt. David Jones's Harriers will meet on Monday, Feb. 22nd at Llwywell Village and on Friday, Feb. 26th, at Trelarth,-each day at 10.30. a.m. Mr. Powell's Hounds will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, at Gloine and on Friday, Feb. 26th, at Rhyd- coch gate,-each day at 10.30. a.m The South Pembrokeshire Hounds will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, at Kingsfold and on Friday, Feb. 26th, at Yerbeston Turnpike Gate,—each day at 10.30. a.m. Mr Pryse's Harriers will meet on Monday, at Nant- henfol; on Thursday, at the Synod Inn and on Satur- day, at Blaencwrt, Crossroads each day at 10.30 a.m.
BIRTHS. BUCKLEY.-On the 12th inst., at Bryn-y-Caeran, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, the wife of James Buckley, jun., Esq., of a son. SMITH.—On the 17th inst., the wife of W. W. Smith, Esq., solicitor, Cardigan, of a son. MARRIAGES. LEACH.-RICHARDs.-On the 30th ult, at St. lssells Church, near Tenby, by the Rev. James Dalton. Vicar, Mr John Leach, compositor, Tenby, to Sarah Ann, third daughter of Mr Henry Richards, of The Green, Tenby. THOMAS. MORGAN. At Llansawel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, on the 12th inst., by the Rev R. Salmon, in the presence of the registrar, Mr Daniel Thomas, Pontnewydd, Llanybyther, to Miss Sarah Morgan, dressmaker, Llansawel. JENKINS.—LEWIS.—On the 12th instant., at the parish church of Llanfynydd, by the Rev G. G. Williams, Vicar, Mr D. Jenkins, agent to D. Jones, Esq., of Pant- glas, to Miss Ann Lewis, of Tyllwyd, Llanfynydd. STONE.—RIDLEY.—On the 7th inst., at St. Andrew's Church, Bristol, by the Rev C. Evanson, Henry, only son of Mr James Stone, of Island House, St. Clears, in this county, to Emma, youngest daughter of the late Mr Samuel Ridley, of Wrington, Somersetshire. REE,' DA%-IFs. On the 14th inst., at Hope Chapel, Cardigan, by the Rev William Davies, Capel Mair, Mr David Rees, mariner, to Miss Sarah Davies, 8t Mary's- street, Cardigan. I DEATHS. I RANDELL -On the 6th inst., after a long and painful illness, Mr James Randell, Kidwelly, aged 60 years. DAVIES.—On the 4th inst., after a short illness, m the 36th year of her age, much respected and deeply regretted, Mary, the fondly beloved wife of Mr D. Davies, land agent, Penffynon, near Henllan, Newcastle- EmIVD. i~n ???HE?.-On the 11th inst., at P?iyn, ?ed 70, the Rev John Hughes, who had been Vic pL.K,VN parish for the ?36yeara; a most mBn^n nH the relations of life, and a model o a p, ^jn:gter Highly respected and universally lamented. Toilpv ￼ ￼ aged 73 years, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr William ^FUI»,r5S»ob •« of ^qUta' Kidwelly;"On.be 29th uIt, at Aqueduct Cottage, Bo»after a long iHness, Mr Thomas Bow™ mineral surveyor. He was widely known, ?d "T" £ !-OoP?he1i.l. io* .to. short illne. Mr ?'??h?5th inst., after a short iHne. Mr David Jones, 33, North Parade, Aberystwith, aged 31 years.