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Tin; fact that Mr. W. J. Buckley, of Pcnyfai, has finally decided to resign the Mastership of the Camartlienshire Foxhounds is any- thing but pleasant news to the sportsmen of the district. Mr Bucklev was not one of those masters who regarded the title as a mere empty honour. Me accepted the position at its real standard as making him the official leader of the sport of the county. And well has he fulfilled the .duties which fell to his lot! Not only has he been fore. most in supporting all that related directly or indirectly to local sport but he possesses that genial personality and masterly tact which are indispensable qualifications for the proper discharge of the duties attached to his position, And Mr Buckley has never been one who has placed a narrow official interpretation on the word duty." Time, labour, and expense have never been spared by him in any cause in which he is interested. A service of close upon fourteen years as an M.F.H. deserves-and" ill, undoubtedly, receive—a worthy recognition at the hands of the other sportsmen of the county. But the appointment of a successor is, above all, the first matter to be considered in this contingency. The field for selection is, after all, extremely narrow. There are few of the Carmarthenshire gentry whose tastes and circumstances present that combination so essential in a Master of Foxhounds. The fact, however, that on the proper filling of the vacancy depends the very existence of the pack may be expected to spur the Car- marthenshire sportsmen to vigorous efforts, and to make no little self-sacrifice in order to avert such a calamity. I FRmI a letter which we publish in another column it will be seen that something very j queer happened at a Parish Meeting in Newchurch the other day. Had a nomination paper van\;ned amidst the Mahatmas of Tibet, or even at a spiritualistic itiiuce in London, it wouul be a matter for no amazement but when the like occurs in Newchurch, there is room for an inference that no spirits but beings of flesh and blood had a hand in the disappearance. The result of the incident, coupled with the technicalities of ebctor.l law. is that a gentleman who has servcu the electors well in the past has not even had an opportunity of asking his constituents for a renewal of their coiifidei-ce and that the electors cannot now return him even if they so wished. Such are the beauties of modern democracy

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