In the lovely Vale of Towy NEAR THE COUNTY TOWN OF CARMARTHEN An unusually Important Sale of one of the most beautiful Residential Estates in the Premier County of South Wales JAMES & JAMES (Fellows of the Auctioneers' tj Institute) are favoured with instructions from Major E. J. Evans to offer for Sale by Public Auction, at the ROYAL IVY BUSH HOTEL, CARMAR- THEN, on SATURDAY, JUNE 5th, 1909 (subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced), at 2 o'clock p.m. promptly, the whole of that txceptionally attractive and Charmingly situated FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL ESTATE known as YSTRAD," with its picturesquely, undulating and magnificently timbered grounds, extensive Park, studded with fine Standard Oaks; compact, comfortable, and well- ananged Mansion of moderate dimensions; newly rebuilt Dower House, several Lodges and Cottages, excelJent Stables, Garage and Outhouses, a splendid, walled-in Garden, with modern Hothouses and Conservatories; 5 VALUABLE FARMS and extensive Accommodation Meadows of some of the richest and most fertile land in the Principality, containing a total area of about 500 ACRES, of the estimated value of X1130 0 0 per annum, on the banks of the noble Towy River, which it borders for nearly two miles close to the historic town of Carmarthen, intersected by the Turnpike Road and the Great Western Railway main line, distant about li miles from the station; 2 commanding magnificent views of Carmarthen town and the surrounding unrivalled country, in the heart of a hunting, shooting and fishing district. The Towy is tidal up to Carmarthen town, a distance of nearly 8 miles from the sea, and is noted for its Salmon and Sewin Fishing, and on its waters yachting may be indulged in, amidst surroundings of unsurpassable beauty. Detailed particulars and plans are now in course of preparation, and may be had (with views of the mansion and orders to view), when ready, from the Auctioneers, 7, Goat Street, Swansea, or from the Solicitors- Messrs. MACDONALD & LONGRIGG, 37, Gay Street, Bath. ALDRIDGE'S HORSE REPOSITORY. Should you require to purchase a HORSE for business on THE MILK ROUND or for pleasure attend.. Messrs. ALDRIDGE'S Sales on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.30 a.m., UPPER ST. MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON W.C. Horses of every class old by Auction each Wednesday and Saturday. On view Mondays and Thursdays. Catalogues forwarded.
Notes and News. MR. LLOYD-GEORGE'S Budget is becoming more popular every day with the people of Britain. Now, that trade is beginning to show signs of improvement, the Tariff Reformers are becoming uneasy. A good harvest this year would add another twenty years' lease to the Free Trade movement. MR. WILLIAM JONES, M.P., has been acting the Welsh political missionary among the heathens of Scotland this week. He secured them all as true converts to the cause of Welsh Disestablishment. THE Member for Cardiganshire (Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P.), has, for a long time, felt that an effective organisation is needed to stimulate agriculture in Wales. Mr. Davies believes that the time is ripe for the Welsh county councils of Wales and Mon- mouthshire to approach the Government and seek the establishment of a Welsh depart- ment in the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, pending the establishment of a National Council for Wales. VISCUNT TREDEGAR, as the representative of one of the ancient Welsh families, has consented to take the part of Owen Glyndwr at the Welsh National Pageant, to be held in Cardiff. The Pageant is attracting enor- mous interest. THERE is a Cymmrodorion Society in far off Vancouver, and its members lately passed a resolution congratulating Mr. Willie Trew (captain), and the members of the Welsh International Football team upon its success in defeating England, Ireland, Scotland, and France in one season. THE death of Mr. James Howell, the great Cardiff draper," writes our South Wales correspondent, removes from the district a picturesque and striking person- ality. From being a draper's assistant in a small shop he ultimately became the pro- prietor of one of the biggest drapery busi- nesses outside London." He once tock the correspondent over the premises, and the latter was struck with the excellent order, and the manner in which all the details of the vast business was carried on. IT is interesting to note that the Rev. William Jones, popularly known in North Wales as the Bishop of Bardsey Island," has given notice of his intention of retiring from the pastoral charge of the Calvinistic Methodist church on that picturesque and historic island. Mr. Jones, who is a good preacher, has held the pastorate for over a quarter of a century. He will be leaving the island next autumn. THE leaning tower at Caerphilly Castle is, undoubtedly, the ruin that Tennyson pic- tured in his "Idylls of the King," for he (Tennyson) resided for a period at Caerleon, from which place he visited Caerphilly, and it was there he wrote the greater portion of his Idylls." Here is the reference :— All was ruinous Here stood a sheltered archway, plumed with fern And here has fallen a great part of the tower, Whole, like a crag that tumbles from the cliff, And, like a crag, was gay with wilding flowers." THE late Stipendiary Lewis .was a Cymro, and often made use of his knowledge of the Cymric tongue. An advocate once asked a witness in Mr. Lewis's court Did he call her Mari bach?" "He would never ask such a thing," interposed the magistrate. Why not ? asked the astonished advocate. Because," said Mr. Lewis, if he wished to speak like that, a Welshman would say, Mari fach.'