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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1885.…

MR BRIGHT ON HIS DEFENCE.

SOUTH WALES NOTES,

REPRESENTATION OF EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE.

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REPRESENTATION OF EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MR DAVID PUGH. Mr Davin Pugh, who, on Monday, was selected as the Liberal candidate for East Carmarthen- shire, is the son of the late Mr D. Heron Pugh, of Green Hill, now called Manoravon, near Llandilo, and his mother was Miss Elizabeth Beynon, sister of the late Mr Beynon, of Ad par, Newcastle JmJyn. His father died in February, 1820, but his mother lived till 1862. Mr Pugh was the eldest of three childrenâtwo sons and a daughter. The daughter died young, and the other brother, the Rev. John Wm. Pugh, was for many years vicar of Llandilo, and died in 1852. Mr D. Pugh was educated for the legal profession, and was called to the bar, going the northern circuit for a short time. During the brief period in which be followed his profession he seemed to have given evidence of a large amount of ability, for some of our readers will recollect that the present Master of the Rolls (Sir Baliol Brett) at a recent assize at Carmarthen paid a high compliment to Mr Pugh, as foreman of the grand jury, and acknowledged the obliga- tion under which be himself lay for the benefit he had derived from Mr Pugh when studying for his profession in years past, Mr Pugh settled at Manoravon early in life, and has continued to reside there for a long period of years to the present time. His property is very large, parti- cularly in the Vale of Tuwy, where a few years ago he purchased about £ 45,000 worth of the Gulston estate, and he has a life interest in a considerable property in Tivyside and near St. Clears, which has come to him from his mother's family. He is a very good landlord, and is consequently held in the highest respect by his tenants; whilst he is deservedly popular with the tradesmen of his own neighbourhood, because he does not follow the objection able practice of too many gentry now-a-days of spendiug at the London stores money drawn from the country. Personally, Mr Pugh has attained considerable popularity, and the country people speak of him as one of us." During recent years he has devoted himself very closely to agriculture, and the development and improvement of his estates. He has become an enthusiastic breeder of shorthorns, and aniuoals which he has bred have distinguished themselves at all the large shows; while for seine time pust he has had on hand extensile experiments in the new feeding stuffâensilage, with the view of testing its advantages for the benefit of his tenants and the country generally. Mr Pugh is not unknown in public and parlia- mentary life. He has been a deputy-heuteuant for Carmarthenshire for many years. For some time he was chairman of the Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions, and in 1874- held the office of high-sheriff of the county. For some years previous to the election of 1868 Mr Pugh sat as one of the members for Carmarthenshire and in 1868 he was one of the four candidates, i.e., Messrs Sartoria and Pugh (Liberals), and Messrs J. Jones and H. L. Puxley (Conservatives) who went to the poll. At that time the Irish Church question was to the front, and the fact that Mr Pugh's opinions as to the necessity for disestablishment were not then matured no doubt largely brought about the result of placing him at the bottom of the poll. At the present time Mr Pugh's views on the leading questions of the Liberal programme are unexceptional, as they must have been before he could be acceptable to the sturdy Liberalism of the majority in East Carmarthenshire. At a meeting of the Association held at Ammanford last month, Mr Pugh declared his acceptance of the programme laid down, including disestablishment and dis- endowment. Viewed all round, Mr D. Pugh's position as a candidate is likely to prove invincible, and the only hope of the Conserva- tives lies is a split in the Liberal camp, if that can by any intrigue possibly bo brought about. The dark horse of the Conservative pavty is now said to be a son of Colonel Wood, of Brecon.

THE CLOSING OF USK PRISON

EXTRAORDINARl TRAMP BY A LAD.

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HORRIBLE CONDUCT OF A FATHER.

BATHING FATALITIES.

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LOSS OF A CARDIFF-LADEN SHIP.

EVENTFUL VOYAGE OF A SHIP…

ATTEMPTEFSUICTDIIJ AT CARDIFF.-

" REDEMPTION" AT THE CARDIFF…

THE BATCHELOR MEMORIAL FUND.

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