UNITED COUNTIES HUNTERS' SHOW AT CARMARTHEN. This interesting exhibition held its twentir-fifth annual show at Carmarthen On Thursday last, when the entries and attendance of spectators proved even better than in past years. The show has always been a very popular one amongst local owners of horses, and we were pleased to see prize tickets awarded to Mr C. W. R. Stokes, IVnby Mr W. Francis, Wedlock; Mr P. LI. Griffiths, Trefloyne, &c. The energetic secretary, Colonel Lewes, had made great improvements in the arrangements thia year. The ring was made larger, and instead of the horses being galloped about in the show field while waiting for their turn for judging, they were confined to an adjoining field. Two and three year olds were good classes, as were also the weight carrying hunters, while four and five year olds were a fair lot; brood mares were moderate. The jumping competition was productive of much inte- rest. The horses had five obstacles to clear, a bank, gorsed hurdles, wall, gate, and in and out hurdles. Few of the horses negociated the last three successfully, but the clever jumping of Pill Box," ridden by his owner, Mr P. LI. Griffiths, of Trefloyne, went the first round without a mistake, clearing every obstacle in grand style, and evoking a burst of applause from the crowd of spectators. On going round the second time, however, he did not do quite so well; whilst Mr W. Francis, riding "Kathleen," on her first round made several mis- takes, her jumping so improved at the second attempt that he was awarded first prize, although sportsmen present considered that "Pill Box" should have received it. Dr. Lawrence, of Waungron, mounted on Oaman, was given a second trial, but his horse fell at the stone wall, although luckily his rider was not hurt, The judges were:—Capt. W. H. Fife, Sandley, Gellingham, Dorset; Mr W. H. Jenkins, Upton House, Banbury, Oxfordshire Mr J. Cooper, Brook Hill, East Haddon, Northamptonshire. The following is the prize list:- Hunter, colt or filly, two years old (bred in the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan)—1, JH15, Capt. Higgon, Scolton, b. c. "Mc Gregor;" 2, £ 10, Mr Evans, Alltycadno, Carmarthen, b. c. "Cremorne;" 3, X2 10s., Mr Davies, Allistoo, Pembroke, b. c. by "Chichester;" h.c., Mr Lewis, Norchard, Tenby, b. c, "Volun- teer c., Mr Vaughan, Fern Hill, Haverfordwest, b. f.. "Lady Bell." Hunter, colt or filly, three years old (bred in the counties of Carmarthen. Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan)—1, £ 9,0, Mrs Jones, Glandenys, Lam- peter, b. c. "Protection;" 2, £10, Mrs Lort Phillips, Lawrenny, Pembroke, b. c. "Burglar;" 3, 92 10s., Mr Anthony, Cilveitby, Kidwelly, ch. c. "Councillor;" h.c., Mr Anthony, Gardde, Kid- welly, br. c. "Taffy." Hunter, four years old (bred in the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan) -1, jE25, Mr Lort Phillips, M.F.H., Lawrenny, Pembroke, b. g. "Popinjay;" 2, jE15, Mr Wor- thington, Glynamel, Fishguard, b. g. Cetewayo 3, £5, Mr Wodehouse, Llwynbedw, Boncath, b. g. "Spoof;" h.c., Mr Saunders-Davies, Pentre, Bon- cath, ch. g. "Jimmie." Hunter, five years old (bred in the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan, or Glamorgan)— 1, f,25, Mr Matthews, St. Fagan's, Cardiff, br. m. "Lady O'Gorman 2, F,15, Mr C. W. R. Stokes, Tenby, b. m. "Verity;" 3, f2 10s., Mr Saunders- Davies, Pentre, Boncath, b. g. "Wicked World." Hunter of any age, up to not less than 12 stone -1, £ 20, Mrs Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain, Llan- dovery, br. m, "Brunette," 5 years; 2, £ 10, Mr Lort Phillips, M.F.H., Lawrenny, Pembroke, ch. g. "York," 6 years; 3, E2 10s., Mr Colby, Rhosy- gilwen, Cardigan, ch. m. Pugilist," 7 years. Weight-carrying hunter of any age, up to not less than 14 stone—1, jE20, Mr Saunders Davies, Pentre, Boncath, b. g. "Havard," 5 years 2, £ 10, Mrs Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain, Llandovery, br. g. *'Taffy," aged h.c., Colonel Saurin, Orielton, b. g. "Sentinel," 7 years. Brood mare--I, JE20, Mr Pryse Rice, Llwyn- ybrain, Llandovery, br. m. "Plum Pudding;" 2, £ 10, Mr Davies, Typicea, Golden Grove, ch. m. "Jess." Jumper of any age—1, £10, Mr Francis, Wed- lock, Tenby, b. m. "Kathleen;" 2, £ 5, Mr Griffiths, Trefloyne, Tenby, "Pill Box.
A CARMARTHEN COUNTY COUNCILLOR KILLED. An accident, which has had a fatal termination, occurred to a Carmarthen county councillor, Mr Thomas Davies, gentleman farmer, Bremenda, on Wednesday. Mr Davies was thrown from his horse whilst riding near his residence on that afternoon, and sustained such severe internal injuries that death ensued soon after midnight on Friday. His well known figure in the agricultural world will be greatly missed, especially at the quarterly meetings of the Carmarthenshire Farmers' Club, to whom he had from time to time afforded valuable information. His demise will cause several local elections. He was a Conservative county councillor for the Llanarthney Division, a recently-elected vice- chairman of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians, and a member of the highway or district board.
INQUEST On Monday Mr. J. D. Rowlands, deputy-coroner for the Liberty of Kidwelly, held an inquest at Bremenda-ucha, Llanarthney, on the body of Mr T. Davies, the member for the Llanarthney Division of the Carmarthenshire County Council, whose death was reported in our issue of Monday. Deceased had fallen off a horse on the preceeding Wednesday.—After a long inquiry the jury, in conformity with the medical evidence, returned a verdict that the deceased died from failure of the heart's action, the result of the shock following the fall.
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SALE OF THE MAESGWYNNE HUNTERS AND FOXHOUNDS. Maesgwynne, Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, the seat of the late Mr W. R. H. Powell, M.P., the oldest M.F.H. in Great Britain, was the scene of an interesting event on Friday. Soon after the death of this county gentleman, who was most popular both as a landlord and as a leader of all sport, it was determined by the Powell family to dispose of the celebrated pack of foxhounds and keep on the establishment. It had been thought that the hounds would have been sold by private treaty— in fact, an offer was made by Lord Tredegar, but the JE700 odd he was willing to give for them not being considered a satisfactory price, it was resolved to put up the pack by public auction together with a portion of a high-class stud, and other sundry matters which Mrs Roch and Miss Powell-who, we understand, purpose to reside at Maesgwynne —do not require. Considerable regret has' been felt that an impression should have got abroad that the whole of the property of the mansion would be put in the market. The foregoing explanation will therefore, be gratifying to the family and their friends; and dissipate a prevalent erroneous idea. Incaleuable benefit accrued to the neighbourhood during the lifetime of Mr Powell, and it is purposed to continue the patronage of every object having for its aim the prosperity of agriculture and the social and material well being of the people, which had been accorded with such hearty goodwill by the deceased member for West Carmarthenshire. As wehave intimated, the establishment is to be main- tained by his daughters, and a number of the most valuable horses are to be retained in the extensive and commodious stables, upon which quite a fortune has been spent, and we are glad to state that we have not heard the last of the famous breed of hunters for which Maesgwynne is noted all over the kingdom. Theattendance at thesale of sporting gentlemen, dealers, and the general public was very numerous. A most sumptuous luncheon was par- taken of by all comers in the dining-hall of the mansion, and at two o'clock the covered ring where- in Mr Powell used to excercise his horses in winter, was sought. Here Mr Vincent Howell Thomas (of the firm of J. Howell Thomas and Co.) proceeded to business. Amongst those present were Lord Tredegar, Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P., Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart. (Bronwydd), the Master of Elphinstone, and other titled gentlemen, whose names we were unable to obtain. The thirteen lots of hunters and colts he had to put under the hammer were, the auctioneer maintained, the grandest that this country could produce. The horses had been principally bred by Mr Powell. Mr Thomas said that all the lots had to be sold that day to the highest bidder, though he must acknow- ledge that there was a slight reserve on a few of them. No puffing would be permitted; the pro- ceedings would be perfectly bona fide. Before calling any of the horses into the ring, he expressed the greatest possible regret—which, he was sure, was shared by many gentlemen around him-that they had lost the best sportsman Wales ever had. (Hear, hear.) He had hunted that country for the past fifty years, and no one had ever done so much to contribute to the enjoyment of gentlemen inte- rested in sport as the late lamented squire. (Hear, hear.) The first horse brought before the notice of the public was a chestnut gelding, "Gay Lad," four years old, by "Cardigan Comet III. which carried the whip last season. It was knocked down to Mr Morris, Maesteg, for 56 guineas. "Pepsine," a bay gelding, four years old, by "Zanzibar," out of "Lucy," was purchased by Lord Tredegar for 90 guineas. A brown gelding, "Zulu," four years old, by "Zanzibar," was bought in. Another brown gelding, Pentre Boy," four years old, of the Free Trade stock, reached 130 guineas, bat as it was considered to be worth much more, this lot was also reserved. A beautiful blood dun cob gelding, "Sapphire," four years old, 14.3 hands high, by "Zanzibar," out of Sapphirina," came next, and Mr Lort Phillips, of Lawrenny Park, Pembroke, became the possessor for 55 guineas. "Nyanza," four years old, by Zanzibar," out of Alice," by "Christmas Carol," out of "Mrs Evans," by "Chit," was characterised as one of the plums of the day. The only offer was 100 guineas, which was, of course, refused. Joyeuse," a brown mare four years old, by "Zanzibar," out of "Chauntress," by "Christmas Carol," out of "Countess" ("Con- gress"' dam), by "Slane," was much admired. Nevertheless, she found no buyer, though she is fit to win a steeplechase. The next lot was a young horse, "Shrewsbury," three years old, by "Shifnal," out of "Chauntress," a most promising animal, full of quality and up to any weight. Despite the fact that he was looked upon as one of the grandest horses in the country, no larger sum than 150 guineas could be obtained, and, therefore, he was likewise bought in. One might travel a great many miles before seeing a finer animal than "Natal," five years old, by "Zanzibar," out of "Alice." He is a perfect hunter and lady's hack, up to at least 13 stone, and fit for any company in the world. The bidding for him started at 200 guineas, and ended at 280 guineas, Mr Rintoul, St. Andrews, Fifeshire, being the buyer. "Beware," a brown gelding, 6 years old, by" St. Liz," out of "Bees- wing," is a racer all over, and the lot fell under the hammer to Colonel Morgan, M.P., for 100 guineas. "Merry Legs," brown gelding, 3 years old, by "Cardigan Comet III. a good hack, with perfect aetion, was reserved, as were also several other lots. The company then went to the kennels, where the pack of foxhounds (31 couples) was put up in one lot, and knocked down, amidst great applause, to Mr W. J. Buckley, M.F.H., Penyfai, Llanelly, for 700 guineas, a circumstance that was, indeed, very gratifying to the Carmarthenshire sporting gentlemen, who had desired to retain this famous pack in that county. The puppies were offered in lots of a couple and a half each, and were sold as follows (1) 5 guineas, Mr Pryse Pryse, Gogerd- dan (2) 7 guineas, Colonel Howell, M.F.H., Noyaddfawr; (3) 4g guineas, Mr Pryse Pryse; (4) 3 guineas, Colonel Howell; and (5) 5^ guineas, Mr W. Buckley.
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A,NAT,URALIST'S, NOTESI AROUND TENBY, I THE CHOUGH AND THE RAVEN. I The Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) though at first sight closely resembling the other members of the family Corvidce, does not belong to the same genus as the Raven, Rook and Crow, differing from these birds in having the bill long, arched and pointed, tail feathers of equal length, wings long. Plumage of the adult bird is a glossy bluish black, while the bill, eyelids, legs and toes are bright coral red. In the nestlings the beak and legs are dull orange, but by the autumn these parts become as red as in the old birds. This species is often spoken of as the Cornish Chough though they are much scarcer in that county than on many parts of the west coast. Indeed they are much rarer in all parts than formerly and year by year their numbers are decreasing. From inland localities they have almost totally disap- peared being now confined to the wildest and most rocky parts of the coast, principally on the west. The cause of this decrease is not easily accounted for—from Lundy Island where formerly abundant they have almost entirely disappeared—owing it is said to the ravages of the Peregrine Falcon which, in the absence of pigeons, appears very partial to young choughs. Numbers also are supposed to perish during severe winters, while in some locali- ties their extinction—and perhaps not without some reason—has been accounted for by the in- crease and influence of the more hardy Jackdaw. Certain it is, though much sought after, the eggs and young of this bird are seldom taken owing to the nest, which is composed of fine roots or heather stems well lined with wool and hair, being placed in the most inaccessible part of the cliffs generally far back in some fissure or hole, a favourite position being some such cavity in the roof of a cave. The Chough breeds about the middle of May, the eggs, which are from four to six in number, being greyish white, with occasionally a yellow tinge, spotted and streaked with different shades of grey and yellowish brown Formerly this graceful bird was common in this district and a few pair yet breed yearly on Caldy, at Proud Giltar, and at various spots all along the coast to St. David's Head. The Raven (Corvus corax). There are four British representatives of this genius which differ from the foregoing in having the. bill large and strong, both mandibles arched at the point, while in the tail the middle feather is the longest. The plumage of the Raven is entirely black with steel blue and purple reflections which are brightest on the throat where the feathers are elongate and pointed. Varieties sometimes occur both pled and white examples, having been recorded. The Raven is one of the earliest species to nest commencing in mild seasons often as early as January, the eggs being usually laid by the end of February. Though still found on most rocky parts of the coast, the Raven is not nearly so common as it once was, though it is still abundant on the West of Scot- land and in the Hebrides. MacGillivary instances a vast gathering of these birds upon Pabby to feast on the carcases of grampuses which had been driven on shore and describes tha following device of the natives to get rid of them At length one Finlay Morrison devised a scheme which produced the desired effect. Having discovered their roost- ing place he and one or two others caught a con- siderable number of them alive. They then plucked off all their feathers except those of the wings and tail and in the morning let loose amongst their companions these live scarcecrows" This device appears to have had the desiren effect. The Ravens being so terrified at the appearance of their late companions that they quickly left. Several pair still breed on the Pembrokeshire coast, the old birds returning year after year to the same locality and even to the same clifl for that pur- pose; one pair has nested for years in the cliffs near Monkstone, where some years back a man lost his life when going down by a rope for the purpose of robbing the nest. If their first eggs are taken they wilt lay a second time, often a third and even a fourth lot of eggs are deposited if the former ones are taken. Where numerous, the Ravens do great damage amongst the lambs and weakly sheep which fall an easy prey, the bird first disabling its victim by picking out its eyes. So abundant is this species in the Faroes that a heavy tax is levied which can only be averted by tendering a certain number of Ravens bills, AMPHIBIAN.
THE FREE AND OPEN CHURCH MOVEMENT.—At the monthly meeting of the Council of the Incorpor- ated Free and Open Church Association on the 14th inst., Mr F. H. Rooke presiding, the Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness was elected a Patron of the Association, and the following Vice-Presidents :— Colonel E. S. Hill, C.B., M.P., Colonel Ashton Mayne, and Mr Michael Williams. It was reported that, on the motion of the Earl of Selborne, the House of Lords had ordered the remaining 10,168 returns received from churches by the Select Committee on the Parish Churches Bill, to be printed. The thanks of the Council were voted to his lordship. The Rev. A. J. Holme Russell was appointed joint Local Secretary with Mr Westyr- Evans for Cardiff, and the Secretary reported that he had visited Cardiff lately, and that a large local committee had been formed to assist in organizing the meeting there at the time of the Church Congress. It was resolved to hold a meeting at Cambridge on October 24th, at which the Master of Trinity had consented to preside, and Earl Nelson, Professor Westcott, and others would speak. The attention of the Council was drawn to an important paper by Mr T, Herbert Darlow in the current Congregational Review, entitled All Seats Free and Unappro- priated,' and it was resolved to reprint portions of it. The Viceroy of Fukien and Chekiang has issued a severe proclamation against the drowning of female children too common amongst poor families in the former province. He warns the people that the penalties provided by the law will be strictly enforced; they are 60 blows of the heavy bamboo and one year's banishment.
AMALGAMATION OF THE MAESGWYNNE AND PENLLERG ARE HOUNDS. At a meeting of sporting gentleman on Saturday afternoon at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen,- it transpired that Mr W. J. Buckley. Penllergare M.F.H., Penfai, Llanelly who on, Friday last purchased the Maesgwynne Hounds, had consented to hunt the Carmarthen country, and from a discussion it would appear that it is very possible that the kennels at Travellers' Rest, will either be rented or bought, that "Old Tom" will be huntsman and Evan Rees whip, and that the combination of the Maesgwynne and Penllergare hounds would make one of the finest packs in the kingdom. fi
THE TITHE AGITATION, IN PEMBROKE- SHIRE. During the past few days the police have been making active investigations into the recent assault on the bailiffs at the farm of Rhydwen, in the parish of Penrith, while serving a process from the high sheriff of the county for treble tithes, due owing to the occupant not answering to the summons from the Court of Queen's Bench. It is now stated that several of the parties implicated are known, and proceedings will be taken against them. The man in grey clothes who acted as leader on the occasion has not been seen in the neighbourhood since the matter was made public. The feeling in the district is very bitter, and threats of violence, even to murder, tare openly expressed. The bailiffs assaulted are afraid to give evidence as to identification; but as the matter is now in the hands of the Secretary of State, it is supposed they will be bound to do so. The answer of the Secretary of State in the House of Commons on Thursday last in the matter, it was thought, would have a deterrent effect, but, so far from this being the case, a notice was posted upon every church and chapel, andother places throughout the disturbed area on Saturday night last as follows:—
"CAUTION. Whoever pays tithes are cowards, and all traitors. 'Bradychwyr' had better look out. "(Signed) CAPTAIN MooNMGHT." The opposition to the serving of the high-sheriff's warrant has only tended to complicate affairs, and it is now felt that the law must vindicate itself by prompt and severe action.
A DISABLED PASSENGER SHIP AT CARDIFF. The emigrant steamer Mbersfeld, of and from Hamburg, bound for Australia, arrived in Cardiff on Monday, disabled. It appears that on the voy- age she broke her propeller blades, and had to be towed into Lisbon. As, however, Cardiff was the nearest port where the work could be satisfactorily done without the ship discharging, the underwriter placed the repair of the vessel in the hands of the Mount Stuart Shipbuilding, Graving Docks, and Engineering Company (Limited), and the steamer accordingly arrived at Cardiff on Monday morning in tow of the steamtug Black Cock, of Liverpool. We understand that the Elbersfeld has on board 33 emigrants, and is laden with 3,000 tons of general cargo. r
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TADIES VISITING the Paris Exhibition and the j. Continent may obtain Southall's Sanitary Towels, which are indispensable to Ladies Travelling—from their Agents:—"Old England," Boulevard des Capu- cines, Paris; Le Gagne Petit, Avenue de l'Opera, Paris; also "Old England" at Trouville, Bordeaux, Bayonne, and Geneva; and also from all Ladies' Outfitters and Chemists, at 1/- and 2/- (and an Extra Large Size at 2/9), per packet of One Dozen. Mr Edward Fitzgerald, the master of the Clon- mult Foxhounds, has met with a serious accident. Whilst riding to a funeral his horse shied and threw the rider, whose foot caught in the stirrup. The horse reared and kicked Mr Fitzgerald, fracturing the lower jaw, and inflicting severe injuries to the head. The death is announced as having taken place on Sunday, at Heathfield House, Titchfield, Hants, of Lady Tryon, wife of Admiral Sir George Tryonr from a sudden attack of paralysis.