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EARL CAWDOR. F|RSTLORD OFTHE ADMIRALTY To Succeed Lord Selbocne. We re 0 cially informed that the King has &arl to approve the appointment of An». ? or t0 First Lord of the Admiralty, toeni p m 1130 Political aspect of the appoint- selection to the headship s'der&ki will doubtless occasion con- !f s.a''a5"action in the Principality, and clogQi 5" 'n West Wales, where he has ever >a o y 'aentifisd himself with cnblic affairs, and Van«»J)0*M,'ar iandiord. Frederick Archibald B>eb5fan Ca raphe!i, third Earl Cc.wdor, was born fcad 1847, and was educated at Eton fialv Church, Oxford, As Viscoam '"Me be t00^ a Kceat 'itaiBflt in politics, and several etrenoona fightg in the Conservative •; tie waa returned for Carmarthenshire bto rapressnted the county in the House of Com 1bons from 1874 to 1885, and subseqaently he waged i(j0aj*oml874to 1885, and subsequently he waged dS9?A Qnsaco(lsaful conteses in South Manchester Sir Henry Roscoe and in the Cricb- u'v'8ion of WiUs (1890) against Lord E. acr'ce" ^as he6n Lord Lieutenant of J^okeshire since 1896, is a member of the WarthenebirB County Council, was formerly *til^ary colonel of the Western Division Royal ]g (Carmarthenshire Artillery Militia), and I WlJCtio •C. to the King, having also held that dls- jje a°a T,nder her late Majesty Queen Victoria. (J4toa°ceeded to the earldom in 1898. In the family, of which his Lordship is the o|,j descent on the female side from the Vib Thanes of Cawdor and that Macbeth ttll) Shakespeare immortalised in his *Pooi Earl Cawdor was in 1880 *Uii e<* an Ecclesiastical Commissioner, Coujl*?131. 1885 to 1893 he was an honorary bo:n;:ISSl')uer in Lunacy, but he has otherwise connected with Government offices, *h&t p*0a8ni appointment is regarded some- as a surprise in Parliamentary circles, e^, Earl Cawdor has not pieviously been U'm a to diplomatic or Ministerial service to the tie™-6 ^ay, however, be due in no inconsiderable 00 the fact that he has from 1895 been ^*8 hi61* in another field °t activity. Hia career *hi8 h-n etlie% 'n t"36 railway world, and in •Dior. business abilities have* been con- displayed- When the late Mr P. G. (Jtj retired from the chairmanship of the ^<aiv "*ostern Railway Company, Viscount Mta waa appointed to preside over the ^aa 18 of this gigantic enterprise. He 4 r .'ben the youngest chairman of ten rajsh railway company, and during the j^eara that be has filled the chair in the itUjj lQom at Paddington there have been many l&VoK.'ant extensions of the company's system, nR much bard and difficult worb, to which devoted his most ardent efforts. He has kto, "ufuli share with his fellow-dirsctois andtha achievement of recent developments ftU wn^r!atl Western, and much of that success- j "Orb directly concerns South Wales,

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