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? Death of Mr Alfred Davie8 of Ilainpstead, London. X-)1.P. FOR CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS HOUSE OF COMMONS SCENES RE- CALLED. A quaint figure ini the political life of our time passed away at Haiv.ptrad on in the person of Mr Allied Rav.es, Lx-,1.. for the Carmarthen Boroughs. In the eaily day. of the last Gov^nment, Mr Davies; won fame as the Pickwickian interrogator of Mi Chamberlain as to his a dm migrations of the Colonial office. Mr I>avies 3 naivete, quaintness. and persistence provoked the House of Commons to unrestrained laugntei and no one appreciated the humour cf the situation more than Mr Chamberlain himself Quick to perceive the .source of Ins popularity the member for (the ¡Carma rtlwnl-);)\I:2: mado this novel foitm .of interrogation i» = forte, amd earlly in his Parlianiontaiy eaieso he was; widely known throughout the conn i> through the caricatures of "Punch a.-> ic wiek M.P. Far from resenting this omi ot fame, in which naivete was occasionall.y enet shadowed by burlesque, Mr Davies gloried in it, and for the remainder of his parliament- ary career lie was Ik,1,mn1, with his own ap- proval as Pickwick M.P. Even in persona'l appearance Mr Davies re- called Dickens' immortal creation, and the parallel was still iniore close in their common merriment, kindness, humour, and good nature. Apart from the serious elements of Parliamentary life, it may be correctly claim ed that Mr Davies's maiden speech in the House was the most noteworthy event of tho first cession of the Government that came In to power in 1900. Its modesty, its shrewd- ne s, its humour, its fine, full., rich flavor of kindliness and old-world courtesy, charmed the jaded commoners. ■Mr Davies assumed the role of the patriot endeavouring to help'Alinisjtei-s in themanage ment of the Empire, by putting important questions to them and cany wig on convert tion with them acmes the floor of the-- House. When Air Davies first asked Mr Chamberlain a question, he tacked on to it the phrase if he would be kind enough to answer. The old members raised their eve-brows in sur- prise and consternation at this old-fashioned courtesy, and Air Chamberlain himself com- meiHted on this innovation. "As a rule," he remarked, "we are asked questions with a pistol at our ears," Though Mr Davies was very polite to the Colonial Secretary, he was not afraid of him, and ere long the distin- guished Colonial Secretary and the Carmar- thenshire M.P. were on the best of terms. No new member received so much attention from the caricaturists as the Parliamentai y Pickwick. Sir F. Oarruthers Gould in tho columns of the "Westminster Gazette, and "South Wales Daily news," and Mr E. j. Reed in "Punch," especially, made good, kindly sport, of him, and as previously stated the victim rather enjoyed it. One fight or his Parliamentary experience he used to re- late with great elaboration of native humour During the maiden speech the Speaker called him to Order, and the stramge and novel ex- perience produced such an effect upon him that lie heard'the cry, "Order, order." in his dreaims, and started up in consternation from his slumbers more than once during the fol- lowing night. Air Da vies died with tragic suddenness on Friday morning at his Hainipstead home while chatting cheerfully with his family. He had been ailing for some time. having never re- covered from the shock caused by the death of his eldest son who was one of the victims of the Berlin steamship disaster off the Hook of Holland last February. He leaves a widow one daughter, and v four sons. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Mr Davies was born in 1848. He was tho fourth son of the late Rev John Davie-s, Con gregational minister, a Carmarthenshire man who was pastor of Albany road Chapel, LOin- don and subsequently of Marsh street Church, Walhamstow. On his mother's side, Mr Davies was descended from a Baptist family. Her maiden name was Miss Mary Kidman Foster, daughter of a Cambridgeshire family whioh can tface its Nonconformity and its descent back to the parlous times—for Non- conformity— of Kin gCharJes.II. True to his ancestry, Mr Davies was a staunch advo- cate of Disestablishment. He was one of the first deacons of Lyiidhurst road Congrega- tional Church, at Hampstead, of which Dr Horton is pastor. When eight years of age young Davies was sent to a private school at Norwood, where lie had as school-fellow Mr Arnold Afonley, the past Liberal AVhip. Four years later he went to Mill Hi]], the Xoncon- forjnist Eton, where among his companions was Mr Albert ..spicer, M.P. At the age of 17 he left school and entered business, and 110 resolved that when he came to man's estate he would have a business of his own, or would try his fortune in a foreign land. He 1 ad been in the office of a steam shipping com- pany for a time, when he determined to start as an international carrier and underwriter on his own account. He did so, taking a voyage to America for the purpose of open- ing an agency there; and so large has the business become that it has agencies ?nd branches in all parts of the world. Mr Alfred Davies was one of the fir.t I. n don County Councillors, and he was subse quently elected an alderman of the Conned. When the keen struggle on the music nil question took place in 1889, Mr Davies, in order to strengthen the hands of the Lice ns- ing Committee, obtained expressions of ap- proval from many of the leading London Nc n conformist ministers. His desire was not to shut up places of amusement but to elevate them. The point, however, to which he p avo perhaps, greatest attention, was the subject of underground dwellings, and his crusa lo against them will possibly be the piece (f work by whiclh he will be most remebered as a London County Councillor. Though an Act has been passed prohibiting these dark and damp cellars which did not fulfil certain conditions as dwellings, the Board of Works appears to pay but little attention to tho Bill. At his own cost Mr Davies took; 1;t summonses amd obtained convictions after personal investigation. A resolution, moved hy Mr Davies, was passed by the Council p- viding that the district surveyors should carry out their duties in these matters, 1 nd as a result some hundreds of cases were taken in hand by the Council within ten months.. J being in Kensington, and ove: 200 in the large parish of St. Pancras. Mr Davies looked upoji politics as a part of his religion, and upon, social questions as a part of his politics. With the working classes, he was usually very popular. He was not only a home ruler for Ireland, but for Wales also. CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS REPRESEN- TATION. Mr Alfred .Davies entered in Parliament in 1900 as member for the Carmarthen Boroughs capturing the seat from Sir John Jones Jen- kins (now Lord GLantawe), who represented the constituency as a Unionist. His Lord fl'i ai' returned to the Liberal toll. Mr Davies's relations with his cor.st 1- l AfrT, n<i °rt'1 natelt, happy, and when Mr Lloyd George visited Llaneliv fo deliver Ins famous sppecK on South Afri-a i war, the member of the borough, whose views were not in harmony with the objects of the meeting, entered a protest in a letter Lo -t11( "Times." In the .summer of 1903, when a General Election seemed imminent, the Li an elly Liberal Kxe»cutive passed a resolution reocmmendiiig that steps be taken to select a candidate. to> A meeting was held in October of that year, and Mr Alfred Davies, Mr Tom Terrell, and Major Jones were nominated. The majority of the mem'.l>ere of the joint selection Council, it was stated, were Kn >wn to be in favour of the sitting member, riul desired to take a poll before the views )f ti e candidates had been obtained. There was trouble in the Liberal camp some of the n m hers breaking away from the association. These invited Mr Tom Tend to address pub- lic meetings in the constituency, and at Cm ma'rt-hen, Air Terrell made certain disclosures and Mr .Davies was asked by the Llaneliv Liberal Executive to answer the charges, and this he did in a sensational address. b quently, the executive recommended that their previous recommendation to the joint council selecting him as candidate be set aside, and that the select ion of a ca ndidate h eta ken be novo. Mr Alfred Davies u- fused to put himself in competition with the other candidates, and for a (considerable t'ne there was a split in the Liberal ranks at jdanei'lly and Carmarthen. Ulti.me. ely. Mr Llewelyn Williams was adopted jy the" joint council, and Mr Alfred Davies's >v:ihdra ,val was ultimately announced. "I ys "A short, but eventful, polivcal oncer, brought into prominence the late Mr A'ucu Davies, a man of veiy remarkable pivts. I L a time his personality became vividly impressed upon his colleagues in the House of Commons. He made his mark fust of all by questions to Mr Chambedlain about the Transv aal and the Chartered Company, and other cognate subjects, treating the then Colonial with an a a- o,1 pat ionising aloofness that was immensely enjoyed by the House. When he had a question to ask, he would -rise with one hand in his pocket, and wav.ng his papeis in the air, blandly inquire: "Will the right hon. gentleman kindly give me a lepiy to question marked and I woii'.d he personally obliged to him if he would answer it separately the other tf,)!IoN\- The House would twitter exp'tciaaitCy. Mr Chamberlain would a brief aiwiver a monodyliable jiitivi ji' p.sie-lo. Then milii'g expansive 1 1 ,• Mi Da\ t would say, "And now, will the right hon. gentleman kindly answer No —■ in the same way "No sir,' was tne reply, ill a laughter* "And," pursued the u 11 aba-lied Welshman, "will ho now oblige me w t\ a better reply to the question ..hen Mr Chamberlain replied "The answer is in the negative," the House shook with laughter. Sucth was one of the many scenes enjoyed between Mr Davies and the Colonial Secre- tary. Soon Mr Davies made his mark by a maiden speech, which was quaint, simple and humoi011s, according well with his own char- acter. It was, in fact, one of the events of the session, and Mr Davies, who bore a strik- ing resemblance to "Pickwiioh," became the beloved of caricaturists. His nature was full of fun, and accustomed himself to saying funny things, nobody enj-oye<l more than ho ;t,.e caitooiiis of "Punch," in uhicli Mr E. T. Reed immortalised him. Air Davies was horn in London. Though 1 the son of a Weljhman, and one of the first supporters of the Welsh Nationalist move- ment, he neve-r lived in the Principality. His father was the Rev, John Davies, of Carmar- thenshire, and pastor, first of Albany Chapel i Regent's Paik, aiuP later cf Marsh-street i Church, Walthamstow. lie was educated at Mill Hill School, and there became acquain- ted with Sir Albert Spioer, with whom lie was afterwaacls much associated. Entering a counting-house as a. clerk at the age of fifteen he received a good training. Being ambi- tious, and a good bus'incss man, he com- menced business at itwenty-one as aai inter- national carrier and underwriter at London, | Liverpool, and New York. This business, he hililt up to prosperous proportions. During alii these years lie proved a man of kindly, genial temperament, well known for his hospitality. He also engaged in public life 011 the Hampstead Vestry and London County Council, and did a good deal of use- ful and vigoroug work for social reform. In the general election of 1900 supported by the recommendation of the late Henry Richard he stood for the Carmarthen Boroughs, and won a the seat for Radicalism, defeating Sir John Jones Jenkins (now Lord Glantawe) by 790 votes. His Parliamentary career though eventful, was destined to be short The public will re- member the amusing disclaimer at Llanelly towards the eii([ cf the last Parliament. Biok erings amongst the Radical paity in Llanelly brought to light seme humourous incidents. In spite of these, Air Davies declared his in- tent-ion to seeking re election, but considera- tions of health and the pressure or friends induced him to- retire from the- contest in the favour of Mr Llewelyn Williams. The House of Commons thus lost one of its most conspic uous figures. It was a new Hous.e of new men. that returned, aaid the genial personal ity was not so much missed; but there will scarcely be a dry eye amongst those who sat in the House of Commons when they recall the little Pickwickian figure, with its shin- ing bald head, genial face, and immense courtesy. Mr iDavies was a man with a great heart- too great, perhaps, for politics; he was much loved by those ii-lio knew him best, aud his generosity in a good cause was boundless. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of Mr Alfred Davies took place on Tuesday at the- Hampstead Ceme- I tery. Prior to it-he in-te-miient a service Was lie'! (I at the Lydidhurst-road Congregational Church. Among the mourners were the widow. throe sons, and a daughter.
Carmarthen r'ounly Petiy Sessiors This court was hold on Saturday before Mr Dudley W-ill-iams-DrumniL-nd (chairman), Sir John Williams, Bart,, the Plas; Mr J. Syl- vanus Williams, Tivleeh Mr L. A. L. Evans, Pantycendv and Mr W. J. Hughes. Middle ton Hall. A DANC. AT THE WHITE LI ON.-THE BENCH OBJECTS. Mr E. A. H. Harries, aFllied for an exten- sion of time for the White Lion, Ferry side, unitl 2 a.m. on Tuesday mot ning on the occa- sion of a dance. I Captain Harries objected oil behalf of the police as sufficient notice had 11st been given. In answer to the chairman Mr E. A. H. Ha rries said that the dance was not in con- nection with the Tennis Club. That was dis continued. A few ladies had got up this iin substitution for the Tennis Club Dance. The Chairman said that the Bench would give their decision after the other business of the court had been dealt with. In three quarters of an hour the other busi- ness of the sessions ha-d' been dis.posed of The Chairman a-ked !31r Harries if they could not go any where else. Could not they go the school •Mr Harries said that the charge was pro- hibitive for the school. It was not that they wanted to sell liquor, but they could not keep the house open except they had the exten- sion of time. No one was likely to be the worse of liquor at the dance. The Chairman: What do you mean by a prohibitive price Mr Harries: The vicar lias put his price on it. The Chainnan said that there, was a com- mittee of Management. Mr Harries: He is the chairman of tho mnagors. Sir John Williams: What is the prohibitive price ? Mr Hia rries Abou t 30s, The Chairman said that the Bench were certainly of opinion, although they granted' the application, that the dance ought not to be held on licensed premises. It would be better, under the circumstances, to hold it in the school. The general feeling of the Bench was against the application, and the fact that it was granted this time was not to be taken as a procedure. 1 (ley ought to pay the 30s and go to tho seho *1. Mr Harries said that there would not be more than twenty people present. Sir John Williams said that it would only be a shilling a piece. ASSAULT AT PONTYBEREM. Will am Evans, greengrocer. Pontybereni charged Daniel Roberts, Collier, with assault The allegation was that Roberts came into the Star Inn, and on Evans asking him not to trespass on his field, the defendant pulled his ear and his hair. The defendant denied the offence, but the Bench convucted and fined him 5s and costs. EXEMPTION. Job 11 Evan Richards, merchant, Gelliwen, s jnaile the usual oatih of conscientious be— iet and obtained an exemption from vaccina of behalf of his child. (
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Uinpcter igriculiural Show. The tihiity-first annual show of the Lam- peter Agricultural Society was held in the spacious field at the rear of the Black Lion Hotel, Lampoter, oil the 26th ult. lirilliant- weatlvor favoured the function, which yas aibten-ded hv a large crowd. The ontru>s. 546, compared favourably with those of previous years, but: there was a niarkfd improvement in the horse ùnd cat.). departments. The show, this year, was held under the popular presidency of Mr B. Jjav.ts Evans, Bwlchbyhan, while the secretarial duties were ahlv discharged by Mr i)a'7ies- Evans, Old Bank. The judges were cattle: Mr Bees Lewis. Brown Hill, Lis-n- Igadock; coloured cattle: Mr Roes Thorny, Br>vci'ttc)n place, Cardiff hordes adapted t'oi agriciiltui al purposes: Mr W. F. S.^ Hum- phreys, The Gae-r, Fot den, AN clshpooi; de. for riding or driving aud cobs: Mr AV. For vt^lter-Addie, Estate Office, Powis Castle, Welshpool: ponies, Mr T. H. Vaughau, fejcli tvu, Llanerfyl, AVelslipool; sheep, whort wool. Mr W. Thomas, Trecor, Ferryv.de V, e>sn mountain and highland: Air T. H. A au ^.1.1,1, Svchtvn; pigs, Mr Bees Lewis, Brown iii.l, Llangadoclk: butter and cheese.. Mrs b. A. RoibeTts, Tileweni Hall School, near Penmgii; (varden produc:1. Air Charlrs Stroud, Tlw Gardens, Derry Ormond general green crop, Professor C. Brvner Jones', University Col- le-^e of AVales, Ahervstwyth milk yield, Mr David Thomas, The' Creamery, Clyiidenven, .Pembroke jumping ecm>petit:10ns, Captain Stewart-, Alltyrodyn, L-landyssul. Alajor Harford, in responding to the toast of the society at the lunelieon, said that if Wales was going- ito hold her own in the supply of good horses to England, premiums must be offered as an encouragement to breed ersi to keep the hest sires. A pleasing featuro of the show was the improvement winch had taken place in the exhibits of tenant farmeis The horticultural stiow wa3 the host seen in local shows this year, -and included many entries f 10m Glouic&s<teti*shtre'. Aw-avds: BLACK CATTLE (prRE AVELSH BREEn. Bull, cver two years old 1, University Col lege of AValt-s, Aberystwyth-, "King of tho Blacks, 2, Thomas Davies, Inysau ganol, LI a nw rda, "Cardv." Bull, over one and under two years old 1, Joseph Evans, Lfenfairfawr, Lampeter; 2, j Ben Evans. Fro, Felinfaeh. R.S.O. Bull calf not exceeding twelve months old 1. J. T. Davies, Crugywfheel, Llanybytlicr; 2 Ben Evans; 3, Airs Evans, Alaesmynach, Llainy'bvther. Cow, in milk or in calf: 1 and 2, Airs Evans 3, Joseph Evans. Llanfairfawr, Lampeter. Heifer, over one. and under two years old: 1. Airs Evan's. 2. Ben Evans 3, "rniversity CoLlege of AVales, "Rose." ANY OTHER liJMOKJ). Bull, over two years old: 1, University Col lege of AVales 2, R. S Rowlands, The Garth, Llanio road, "Rolleston Fame." Bull, not exceeding tn o years 1, J. Lloyd Morgan, .A'berg«lilly "'DuSke of Clarence" 2, H. S. Rowlands, "Teify Swell." Cow, in milk or in ,('aN:: 1, University Col- lege of AVales; 2, John Jones-, Llwyncelyn- fach, Llaiiwenog. Heifer not exceeding two years: 1. J. LI. Morgan, Abergwilly. 2, Univeisitv College of Wales. 1 11 Open to tenant farmers and freeholders possessing income not exceeding £ 250 a year. Bull over two years: 1, Benjamin Evans, Llan.fair—fach, Lannpeter; 2, John Rees, Dol gwm Isaf, Llanybytlicr, "Scottish Lad" ° Bull, over one and under two years: 1, D. Evans, Pontfaen, LlanybytHier, "Tivy Cash- ier" 2 D. P. Jones. Pliydygof, Lampeter. Bull calf, not exceeding twelve months old 1, JMward Jones, Po.ntfaen, Ciliau Aeron, "Pearl Prince" 2. W. Evans, Cwrfnewydd, Ijlanyhytlier. "Lord Glint" 3, Samuel Davis Derry Ormond, "Jupiter," Cow, in milk or in calf: 1, John Jones, Gwastod-jfach, 2, D. D. Evans, Llanio Isaf Llamio road 3, John Jones, Llwyncelynbach Llanwe-nog, Llanyibvtber. Heife rover one and under two years 1, E. AVilliams, Ystrad Carroll, Tregaron; 2, D. D. Kvaiifs, 3, D. Jones, Troedyrhiw, Cwrt- newydel, Tdanvbyther. Heifer not exceeding twelve months 1, E. Jones Pontfaen, Ciliau Aeron; 2, J Jenkin Davies, Blaenwaun, Cellair, Lannpeter. Silver chakmge cup for hcst hull in the yard any breed except AVefeh J Lloyd Aioir- gan, Rhi-wfelen, "Duke of Clarence." Silver challenge cnp for best cow, heifer, or heifer calf in the yard, any breed except Welsh: J. Lloyd Morgan. Speci.al prize for best pani" of yearlings (steer or lieifer), the property of any tenant on the Ghnidenys Estate: 1, Jonathan AVil- liams. Pent re, Llanfaiij; 2, Josoph Evans, Llanfairfawr.- Lampeter. Heifer calf not exceeding twelve months old: 1, University College of AVales; 2, Ben Evans, Fro. Felinfach, R.S.O. 3, Mrs Evans, Alaesniynach, Idan^'byther. Silver challenge cup for best animal in the yard, black cattle: University College of Wales. Cart, gelding or mare: 1, John Jones-, Rhos j cellanfawr, Borth, "Alay Flower"; 2, T. Lloyd Evans. Castellygeifr, Llanarth, "Home Lacy Smart." Mare and foal adapted for agricultural pur pos £ s: 1, J. AVynford Philip^, Al.P., Lydstep Have.11, Penally Lydstep Bloerni" 2. J. C. Harford, "Peterwell Baroiie-t" and "lieterwel Captain." Mare and foal, over 1-1.(1 adapted for rid ing or driving: 1. Samuel Davies Coe-dpark, Derry Orm-ond 2, AVatkin Jones, Cieilygwen in. Lampeter. Filly or gelding foaled in 1905, adapted for riding or driving: 1, John E. Hughes. Tho Vicaruge Farm. Llaivfiliangel-ar-artih 'Simon ella, 2, AVilliam Jones, Pantydefaid. Llan dyssul, "Tyssul Dasher" 3, Thomas Jonep, BlaendyfFryn Farm.^Llandyssnl. Filly or coH, foaled in iiXHi, adapted for riding or driving: 1, Tom James, Myrtle Hill 'Lletohryd, "Tfriii^tful Silver Wedding" 2, David Evans, Poiiitfaen, Lampeter, 3, David Price, Fronhedr, Lannpeter. Cob, mare, or gelding, over 13.2 and not r, exceeding 15.0: 1, Tom James, Alyrtle Hill "Myrtle Great Gem'" 2. Tom Davies, Bron wiou, "Beulah Girl" 3, David Morgan, Cefn faps. Llangeithio, "Lady Trustful." Cob, mare and foal, over 13.2 and not ex- ceeding 15.0: 1 and 3, C. AV. Powell, Brynv- gog, Tregaron 2, Tom Davies, Beulah. Cob or gelding, over 12.2 and not ex- ceeding 13.2: 1. Tom Davies. Beulah, "Wion IJily," 2, D. Lloyd, Pwllypridd, Lledrod, "Gorton Girl", Coil mare- and foal. over 12.2:1st, C. \». Powell, Brynygog, Tregaron, "Tregaron Alid get 2, Thomas, Pantydefaid, Llan itSftSIH. Cob niare and foal over 12.2 and not ex- Coding 13.3: 1, Caotain James. Tw.-vyn tarni, Rhydleuis, "Trustful Grev" 2, John Davies, Bin women, Felinfach, R.S.O. ■ 3 J. Lewis, Brymnaen, Lianio Hoatl.. Pony unare and foal-, under 12.2: 1st and2 B AI. AVilliams. Blaentwrch, Farmers,' 'AVild' Dllok" and "Dolly Grey" 3, David Rees, j Brechfa, Llangci-tliio. I Ponv under 11.24 foaled in 1905 or 190: 1, Benjamin J. Evans, 1.1 an fa irfaeh, Lampeter, "Dolly Grey" 2, B. AI. AVilliams, "Alerlen j y Alynydd" 3, Samuel Davies, Coedpark j Farm. Derry Ormond, "Prid2 of the Hills." Filly or gelding, foaled in 190(3, adapted for agricultural purposes (open only to ten ant farmers and freeholders) 1, Joseph Evans Llanfairfawr, Lampeter. 2, T. Lloyd Evans, Castellygeifr, Llanarth 3, Hugh Davies, Brvngwn, Farmers. Filly o rcoKt, foaled in 1906, adapted for agricultural purpose*: 1, T Davies and Son, Llechwedd, Llanybyther, 2, T Lloyel Evans; 3, Evan Evans, Perthy Faim, Cdcenin, Ciliau Aeron. Filly or gelding, foaled Tn 1905, adapted for riding or driving: 1, Samuel Davies, "Pride of Bettws" 2. B. J1. AVilliams, 'Agil' 3, Daniel Hunhea, Maeatir. Lampeter. Filly or colt, foaled in 1906, adapted for riding or driving: 1, David Davies, Pant, Llanelelewi, Llaiio road; 2, David Davies, Undergrove, Laimpeter, Favorite. SPEOIAL PRIZES. Pony. cob, or hackney sucker, got by one of the Penlan entire horses: 1. J. AV. Davies, Penybank, Llangybi 2. J>av id Davies, Pant. Cob mare and gelding, over 14 and not ex- ceeding 15.0 (open to fanners in the coun- ties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, and Pem- broke 1, Tom James, Alyrtle Hill, Lleehryd, "Myrtle Great Gem" 2, Evan Richards., Penuwehfaiwr, Capel Sion, Aberystwyth, "Bess" 3, How-el Moms, Pantybwla, Broil- gest, Newcastle Emlyn, "Ceil Gordon." Mare or gelding not under 15.0 from three to six years old inclusive, to he shown in bar i ness or under lie: 1, David Evans, Nag's Head. Newcastle Emlyn 2, Samuel Davies, "Ormond 3, Evan Richards, "Bes-a." Mare or gelding, under 15.0 three to six years old inclusive, to be shown in harness or under saddle:. 1, Tom James, "Alyrtle Great Gem"; 2, Howell Alorris, "Ceri Gor- don" 3, Tom Davies, "AVion Lily." Silver challenge cup for best mare or filly in the yard C \V. Powell, Tregaron. Chaimpion silver medal offered b\? the Shire Hor-e Society for shire mare, filly, or eel filly foal registered 01* eligible for registra tion in the Society's Stud Book Captain James, wrgwyn Farm, Rhydlewis, "Trustful Grey." SHEEP (OPEN).. Two-yearold or -aged short-wool ram: 2, E. M. Evans, Llanfec.ha.ii, Llanybyther. Short-wool yearling rani: 1, Rees Evans, Cross Hands, Llanfihangel-ar-arth; 2nd, D. Evans, Pontfaen. Lampeter; 3, Daniel Jones, Blaenplwyf. Lampeter. Short wool ram hnniu: 1. John Rees, Dol- gwm-isaf, Danybyther: 2. Thomas Davies, Ynysau-ganol, lianwrda 3, T. Lloyd Evans Castellygeifr, Llanaiith. Short-wool ewes: 1, T. Lloyd Evans; 2, and 3, John Rees. Three yearling short-wool ewes: 1 and 2, John B ees 3 D. Evans. Three short-wool ewe lamhs: 1 and 2, J. Rees; 3, T. Lloyd Evans. Two-year-old or aged pure AVelsh mountain ram: 1. Thomas Edwards, Carthvrynty Rhan dirmwyn 2 and 3, R. S. Rowland,'The Garth Llanio road. Yearling pure AVelsh mountain ram: 1, H. D avies. Brvngwyn 2, Thomas Edwards; 3, R. S. Rowland Pure AVelsh mountain ram lamb: 1 and 2, AVilliam Morgan, Gilfach Gocli, Capel Sion; 3, Thomas Edwards. Three pure Welsh mountain ewes: 1, and 3, R. IS. Rowland 2, Win. Morgan. Three yearling pure AVelsh mou ewes: 1, AVm. Aloigan 2, R S. Rowland; 3, John Davies, Cef-ncood, Llangeithio. Three pure AVelsh mountain ewe lands: 1, R. S. Rowland; 2, AVm. A lor gan; 3, Iaiiti Davies. Two-yeair-old or aged ram. of any other pure or established ibreed, suitwhle for High- lands 1, H. Balikes Price, Dole, Lampeter; 2, J. C. Harford, Faleondale, Lampeter; 3. J. Ivor Evans, Tanvlan, Llansawel. Ra.111 laiiib, of any other pure or estab- lished breed, stuitalbile for Highlands: 1, R. S. Rowland; 2. and 3, H. Bamkes Price. Three ewes, of any other pure or estab- lis,hed breed, suitable for Highlands: 1. W. Davies, Govallt, Llangeithio; 2, J. S AVil- liams. Gelill", Fplinfacih 3, J. C. Harford. Three yearling ewes, of amy other pnre or established breed, suitable for Hi-llilaiids: J. S. AVilliams. Three ewe lambs, of any ether pure or established breed, snit,aible for Highlands- 1 AV. Davies; 2, J. C. Harford 3, J a AVilliams. Silver challenge cup for best sheep in tho ( yard: John Rees, Dol gwm. .PI'G S (Of any pure or established breed). Boar, of the large breed: 1. R. S. Row- land. The Garth, Llanio Road 2, J. Jen-kin Davies, Blaenwaun., Cellan, Lampeter Sow, of tihe large breed, in or with pigs: 1 and 2, Tom Davies, Pistilleinon, Cellan. Lampotor. Ii Boar, of the small hrood: Tom Davies. Sow, of the small breed: 1, and 2, Tom Davies. Silver challenge cup for best pig in the yard: Tom Davies. JUMPING. Best performer over two hurdles (open): 1, David Jones, Tvreitliin, Pontybereni; 2, J. Sivell, Brechla, g3 D. Davies, Pcntiemourig, Llam-rt-rda.
No Better Proof. Time tries all things and it is wonderfully encouraging to find that good news, which we scaively dared believe, is confimied after seven years, more especially when the news is of great practical importance to so many of us here in Carmarthen. "Although it was six years ago that Doan backache kielney pills cured me of kidney trouble, I have had no n-turn" says Airs J. Morgan-, 6, Little Wiit,et- street Carauarthen I have told a numiber of people, about the medicine." At the time ot her cure. Airs Mo: gan made the following statement: — "I suffered for some time with pains in my Joins caused by .1 cold in the kidneys. The urinary system was ilzo affc;it.e(l, the secretions being un- natural. None of the medicines T tried did me any j good except Doan' Backache Kidney Pills. J After taking a few doses of these the pains got easier, and gradually went away alto- gether. My kidney-, are now acting properly and I feel much 'better in all ways. (Signed) Jane Alorgan." Doan's Backache kidney pills are two sliil- 111(1 nine pence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence. Of an chemists and drugs stores or post free, direct from Fo-ter AlcCilellan Co., 8. AY ells street, Oxford street, London. W. Doan's are the piNs that cured Airs Morgan.
Llandilo Urban District Council. The fortnightly meevting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening. There were present Air E. A. Roberts in the chair; and Messrs L. Bishop, John Davies, Evan Jones. T. Evans, AV. Jones, Claud R. Davies, AV. Griffiths, D. Stevens, D. Evans, and John Stevens; together with the Clerk (Air R. Shipley Lewis). Dr Phillips, Aledical officer of Health, Air W. Jenkins, surveyor, and Air D. Pritchard, Electric Light contractor. THE AGENDA. Mr Bishop suggested that agenda was scanty. He felt the Clerk would fall in with him that minutes, that would have to be con si do red s Iron Id be 011 the agenda. The Clerk said lie would easily do that. It would mean no extra work to, him.—Air D. Stevens ap- proved.— Air AV. Griffiths proposed a vote of thanks to Lord Dynevor for the additional piece of ground he had given towards the recreation ground. It looked splendid.—Air Evan Jones seconded, and tried to raise a cheer but it did not come off, the audience being to scanty and 'the council not enthusiastic enough. Tii-iii STREET LIG^ilNG. A discussion aro-e on the lighting of the streets. The Chairman said they had gone to see a new lamp that had been erected on the corner. It was for the Council to say whether they would approve of it Mr Evan Jones, wanted to have the lamps cleaned .The contractor said the new lamps would cost 3s 6d extra each lamp, and would give twice the light. He disputed that.—The Chairman | said that he was told (that it would be a saving.—Air D. Stevens said he knew nothing of it.It. appeared that there was only six out or tifteen ni embers present.—The Chair- man ruled the discussion out of order and it was dec id eel it should be brought on at the next meeting. FAHtS ON THE STREETS. The Clerk said the- Board of Agriculture had extended the Fairs and Markets order for six months and the contractor believed he could get it readv in six months.—Air D. Evans said that before the Council went on with the market he would like them to visit the new houses that had been built at the bottom of Alan road by Air Williams. They had been built on filled in ground and on iron girders and the back kitchens were already giving way. He thought that the Council should therefore be cautions in spending money on the quarry ground. He should like the membera therefore to visit those houses Air Bishop said it did not come under their notic,e.Ili- AN-. Griffiths It is nothing to us Air D. EVlans said it was for them to consider it as the houses had been built on filjeel up ground. He said he hail pointed it out at the last meeting. The Chairman: It is not in order at all. Air D. Stevens asked what had been done with regard to the Walk Cottages and New Inn.—Chairman: It will coone OIl again. It does, not arise from the minutes.- Air Bishop I think we should suppoit the cihairman.—Air Stevens sa:d if he did lut a-k it then, late" on the meeting would be rushed and there Av.^nld be no ohance.—Chairman Give notice. Air Stevens: It is not nece.-sary.—Later oil, however, lie raised the question and Air L. Bishop admitted that he had not had time to attend to the cottages and the surveyor said nothing had been done at the New Inn.— i Chairman: We d d not pass any motion about metalling the Crug AY a lk. The Clerk said they met there but no resolution was passed Mr Evan Jones waid they could do no better than to ask the owners to allow the water to run inside of the hedge.—The Chairman said the question was not 011 theminutes. He ruled they could discuss the matter as they had anet on the spot, and Air W. Grif- fi-ths proposed consulting the owners.-—Air C H. Davies seconded.—Air Bishop said they tshould have some scheme to bring before the owners. They might have a committee to draw up a scheme 'and have a plan for ap- piloval.A-lr AV. Griffiths urged that a" thai was wanted was repairing but Air Bishop 'thought more wiasi Wanted. The Chairman said that lie understood they should go to a little expenditure to repair it where neces saiv for foot passengers.—Air W. Jones pro posed the surveyor should spend from -C -) to t7 if necessary. But the water and wa~ii from the cottages 011 the road Mere a jr.us- ance. If they could not stop that, not much good would be done.—Air D. Evans fell in with Air Bishop's suggestion. Possibly, Lord Dynevor would agree to straightening the road a bit as he had 'property on each side. Air W. Griffiths wanted to what they warjted a suib-commiittee for. The Council had visit-oil the Ali- Stevens said that he would move an amendment to defer the matter until March.—Air John Dayipj SCCOJJ ded.—For deferring the matter four voted. For a sub-comimittee four. The Chairman gave a casting vote in favour of a sub-com mittce s report.—Mr C. R. Davies proposed the chairman and Air W. Griffiths as sub- committee.Air D. Evans and Air C. H. Davies were added.—Mr D Evans said it was an advantage to have Air Bishop's presence, Mr Bishop agreed to that but not as a coin- i niitte(I man.—The Chairman asked that the II aime of Air J. Stevens be added The Chairman and Air Bishop .said they had nothing to report with regard to the Alyrftle Hill entrance to the Park. He had been unable to see Air Thomas. —Air Stevens Is that on the minutes. THE SEWER NEAR DAXYGRAlG. lhe Chairman stated that 011 the agenda was the sewer T11 Air Thomas's held. The Council had visited the place, and the sur- veyor said it would cost £90 to abate the nuisance. —The Clerk then read the corns- pondence between Air iTronnas and the Local Government Board which has already ap- peared in these columns.—The observations of the Council thereon were invited by the L.O.B.—-Air Evan Jones pointed out that the fairs would go off the streets. Hitherto the sower as he remembered had onlv been cleaned for centuries evcrv Alareh. He ( bjec ted to doing anything.—Mr W. Griffiths held that the cost would go up the longer thev ill1 ferred it.-Tlie Chairman pointed out 'that the extra expenditure was brugh^ ah.) :t by the increased size of a drain pipe. A! E. Jones: Lord of Mercy. 1 don't know what will become of us. He proposed the matter be deferred.Air Bishop seconded that it should be deferred and that a letter be .sent to the L.G.B. to say that the fairs would shortly be removed from the streets, and that then they might not require to dr, as much as was required at present (ehe-rs).— Air D. Evans said he thought the sooner die hotter they did it. He pioposed they should do what wasaskpd. He had no secon ler. It was agreed to defer the matter until after the market had been constructed. Air íE. I hop added that in the letter to the they should also point out that as the winÜ" w-ns conVin £ on the mui-ance would not be so great. RECREATION GROUND. The Clerk sa id that at the last meeti ig they considered the grant of the Recreation Ground and he had to suggest that a clause should be inserted in the lease that a pavilion band stand, and things of that kind could he erected.- -Air D. Evans said they had sur- rendered the footpath for eleviation uncon- ditionally, but the recreation was given con ditionally.—Air T. Evans said that in the first letter from Lord Dynevor there were no conditions. —Air D. Stevens said there were J conditions a shilling a year was one. —Air D. Evans asked for the production of the cor (res pon die nice.—Air Bishop pointed out that the shilling a year was only a safeguard for the .space of ground between the approach -1 tio a and the National School, and the shilling a year was. simply to show that the Council did iliot. oii-n that piece of ground. He was sure they as a Council did not want the ground. —Air W. Griffiths pointed out that the en- trance to the ground was not a part of the ground referred to.—Air D. Evans proposed and Air Stevens seconded that the letter be read. — Air Evan Jones held that it was all nonsense.—The Clerk said that the letter was there if they wanted it.—The Chairman wish ed to liave itt. read.—Air Bishop pointed out that there was nothing in tile about the shilling. lit- was ridiculous.—The Chair- man said it was declared the letter should net be read although a start had been made to read it.— Air I). Evans proposed the draft should not be read that night.—The Chair- man said they were only charged a (shilling » year for what he called a beautif.nl avenue The Clerk pointed that he had inserted a clause so that the Council could chaige for entrance for 12 days in the year hut not for more than four consecutive days. But that would refer to the Alyrtle Hill Entrance AlrC. H. Davies objected.- Air D. Evans said that perhaps :-All- C. R; Davies would now agree with him. -Air Evan Jones said that ir.the Alyrtle Hill entrance was opened it would ruin the town.—The Chairman: Do you widi the letter read.—Air D. Stevens: Oh you are willing now.—Once more Air D. Evans moved and it was seconded and car- ried that the ocrrespondenec be read.—This was agreed to. It was lengthy and the gist of it has already appeared in these columns ft stated that there should be all entrance a Alyrtle HC R. Davies asked what about words in the draft at the last meeting The Chairman said they had heard by the letter of the great advantage they "wouU have and he did not see they could grumble. From his way of looking 'M it, it was all to the town's advantage.—In answer to Air AV. Jones the Clerk said they would be bound to have an entrance at Alyrtle Hill.—Air Jones held it was an invaluable gift. and he was very grateful and was sorry a si 11 irle unkind vyord had been said there that night. They felt it was only fair to pay one shilling a year. The recreation ground was worth a thousand a year. He did not .see why they should object to an entrance at Alyrtle Hili Mr C H. Davies said the reason why he ha 1 objected was because lie thought it was a later condition.—The Chairman said it nil addeel glory to the Dynevor's name.—Air E. Jones said that probably Air AV. Jones re-for red to him. He had cast no reflection. He only wanted matters conducted on l iisir-ess like ways. Even Air C. R. Davies had fcuml it of a el vault age to have the letter real. h I XV. Jones called it a gift. He called it t 11 exchange.—-Air Stevens said that it Avas ne- cessary they should have known what 'to shilling a year was for.—Air J. Stevens said that the document showed Lord Dynevcr would provide the entrance at Alyrtle Hili. The surveyor produced a plan to show hov ■o provide a carriage entrance at George Hill It would be difficult and expensive.—Air Evan Jones thought it. was only a footway that was meant.—The Suiveyor said the cost of an approach for foot passengers would cost only a few pounds, without going into the garelen. The- property belonged to Air Stevens, Huddersifeld.—The said they had not had it in black and white from anyone.—Air D. Stevens said they could take it as final that his father would never con- sent.Air Bishop: Election. — Air D. ^teven. said that it was in the hands ot a solicitor.— The Chairman said that Air David Stevens was. the stumbling block.—Air D. Stivens said after the remarks made la-t meeting by Air Bishop he Air Stevens, would not grant it Air Bishoo said if he had offended Air D.. Stevens for the sake of the town would hum- bly go on his knees to Air D. Stevens.—Air D. Stevens said that was Air Bishop's ways as a solicitor. It was a kind of hop-o-dery-dando business (laughter). WHAT AN HONOUR! Air J. Stevens asked to be allowed to place three seats on the recreation ground to mark t.he honour paid him by being returned at at the head of the poll at the last election All* D. Evans hcped that if at the next election Air J. Stevens was not returned he would not take them away (loud laughter). — All- Griffiths wanted alii the Council to do tho was understood that all the Coun- cil would give a seat each. Air Stevens being the first to suggest it. —Air C. R. Davies aaked that a notice he placed on the ground warning the boys against damaging the trees.—The Clerk said an enquiry would be held 011 the 8:,h of the month witlh regard to borrowing the £ '300 for the railings. The Engineers of the Electric Light sent in a report which Air W. Griffiths described as very good.—The sitting was a.gain a long one all(I several other matte) s were d'scusscd -at great length, and not without same IN- III
The Small Holding's and Allot- ments Acts, 1907. The following circular relating to the power of County Councils and Councils of County Boroughs under the above act, has been sent to the heads of County Councils and County Boroughs in England and AVales: — Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. 4. Witeliall Place. London,' S.AV 30th September, 1907. Sir, I am directed by the Board of Agricul ture and Fisheries to inform vou that the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1907, comes into operation on the 1st January. 1908, and that in view of the very import- ant and extensive powers which it gives to County Councils, the Board would suggest that your Council should consider at an early date what step. should be taken to carrv out the provisions of the Act in their County. There are many matters of eletail connec- ted iti.i the Act wh.cli are receiving the oareiful consideration cf the Board, and as to these communications will be addressed to you from tjime to time, but the Board think it desirable to call the attention of vour Council at once to the fact that the Act pro- 3 vides that County Councils may themselves talkp the initiatv e in pieparing a draft scheme or schemes for the provision of small holdings lor their County. At a later lleriod the Beard hope to be in a position to nominate office is to confer with our Council as to the administration of the Ac:, but they would suggest in the meantime tha.t your Council should at once set on foot prel miliary inquiries as to the extent of the demiand for Small Holdings in their County, and as to the pofsibd.ty of .satisfying those } domands by the a: :,ui-iti.n of suitable land either within or without the County. The Board are of opinion that these preliminary enquiries should be as little formal as pos- sible and they thinkjthat no better method could be adopted than to invite the individ- ual members of the Council to intere-t them selves, in the .matter by making informal in- fjuines 111 their respective districts. It will also he necessary that the provis- ions of the Act- should bo made known to the class w!ho are likely to take advantage of it and 111 this connection I am to observe that experience has shown that verv useful information is, often obtained by the inser- newspapers 0f advertisement trained m simple,language inviting applioa- lons from men who desire land for Small Holdings, and requesting applicants to for ward particulars as to the quantity of land de sued, the locality preferred, the extent of their experience in agriculture and the amount of their capital. With this informa tion in their possession your Council would he in .a position to consider the step" to be -In to satisfy the demand so soon as tho Act comes into operation. 1 am further directed to call the attention of \011r Council to the fact that small hold- Tc? of Twli i y ty Ooi,nc-ls inuler C • 1 In no oase '"csulted in anv oharge ibeing placed on the rates cf the Coiru ty and that where small holdings are pro- tfi "r «•>» poJSSi •■ of an> sueh chaige arising has been verv considerably diminished. Under 1: or Hit- Ad me Hoard are authorised, subject to J emulations to be made horeafter bv tho d with the approval of the Treasurv to .<w to Coinitv Council, tl,P wholo o" ? Xtfi,, to rtf™ !c"rred l'-v » Council in elation to the a«pu-;tion of land for the "P-- Sma11 holdings (other than the rent r,1S° for an-v compensation, or lent payable 111 respect of Ian 1), and in pur- suance of Section 14 of the Act. the tenm for the repayment of leans for the puirhase of land may be extended to 80 years and County Cou nci Is w ill be able to borrow from the Pub lie Works Loan Commissioners or favourable terms. In addition! in cases in which the carrying cut of a scheme under the new W 1 esuiteei or is iiKelv to result 1 one half of that I„?s „-iU l,c Exchequer subject to certain rm„re 1 • -f will be set out in a Treasuk \Y ?'V subsequently issued -Iniute to be CounciV'^ln^he oMan^ ^T9'1 'Co'Ulty 4et inelnri^ 4.1 a'n(l in *he new Ct includes the Council of a County Borough the new Act are now obtainable from AT r<XCS' or tihro^«,, a"y Bookseller I-ne.lSiSoiiWSa" aiKl S011S' Ltd-'F^te; c4i« 5? you ad-dit-ionel copies of this bcircull8r oji :apl)I]CatlDll. I am, Sir. your abedieirt Servant T. R. LILLIOTT,
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