MR. GLADSTONE has committed many sins in the eyes of the Conservatives and Liberal Unionists, and one atrocious crime. The crime is that he is loved as few statesmen have ever been. He might indeed claim the I title of the well-beloved," like the French King who deserved the title much less. A striking proof of the affection felt for Mr Gladstone is the interest which his golden wedding excites." The above, taken from a well-known Gladstonian contemporary, is the heading of the special correspondent's descrip- tion of the presentation that was made to him by the National Liberal Club onlthe occa- sion of his golden wedding. Never before, perhaps, have we had so good an opportunity of testing the true value of these gushings of love and veneration of which we hear so often. The opportunity was in every way a most fitting one for their display. How few among us can hope for a similar blessing Mr and Mrs Gladstone have not only completed their jubilee of married life, but have reached it in the best of health, with their family circle unbroken, and with all the happiness that worldly prosperity can ensure. It was pre-eminently an occasion when every real friend and admirer should have shown their tangible appreciation of their great leader," and we should have expected that some really nobleoffeting from a grateful country, which might have been handed down as an heirloom from generation to generation, would have been proposed for his acceptance. But what did the National Liberal Club, the centre and focus of all the Gladstonianism in England, do? With profusions of lip-worship they declared they would celebrate it in a manner worthy of the occasion they talked loud and long, and expectation was on tip-toe as to what form the magnificent gift would take, and all sorts of conjectures were rife as to how England would honour the "greatest man that ever sat in the House of Commons," the noblest of her sons," etc. Never did mountain bring forth a more infinitesimal little mouse; great was the surprise when the com mittee decided that an address in the form of an ordinary sized album should be presented, consisting of five illuminated pages, illustrated by Walter Crane, Marcus Stone, Severn, Parsons, and MacWhirter. The surprise increased when it was found that there were about seven thousand subscribers whose sub- scriptions at the outside must have averaged the handsome sum of 6d to a shilling a piece But th most extraordinary part of the pro- ceedings has yet to be told. The managers of the National Liberal Club, finding their funds rather low, took a commercial view of the matter, and announced that everybody who attended the presentation, including members, must pay a guinea a head for themselves and for each lady they brought. This was so much disapproved of by many of the members that they would not go near, and the party who gathered there last Friday consisted chiefly of provincial Liberals, ready to pay for exhibition, and who in return received a good supper. It is caculated about fifteen hundred were present, and tickets were obtainable on the last day. Our readers may judge whether the Club or Mr Gladstone profited most by the transaction. Certainly love" and affection" have never been exhibited in a more strangely material form.
MONARCHY OR REPUBLIC. It is sought by the enemies of the Throne to propagate the idea that the British Mon- archy is an abnormally costly luxury, and that Republican Government is cheap. Taking the lowest and most sordid view of the superiority of our ancient and beneficent system of Hereditary Sovereignty, the British Monarohy is the cheapest government in the world. Tested by higher and wiser standards of comparison it would be cheap at six times its actual cost in money. It is estimated that by disturbance Of trade alone the election of a new President every four years in the United States entails upon the American people a money loss of ten millions sterling. The struggle of Faction for the supreme seat of authority covers, in a more or less acute form, a period of six months, during a large part of which time business is paralysed, while the triumph of one party over the other involves not merely a change in the composition of the political Executive, but also the dismissal of the principal administrative officers in every department of the Civil Service. Trained capacity, priceless experience, proved integrity are all ruthlessly cast to the winds that the adventurers and place-hunters who have worked for the winning; party may be reward- ed-at the expense of the State. The spoils to the victors is the ruling motto, and as a natural consequence wholesale pillage of public funds is a common scandal. As Mr Mundella once told his constituents, there was more money stolen in New York by the Municipal Council within a few years than would have paid the expenses of Royalty to the end of eternity." Dr Macaulay in his book entitled Across the Ferry writes The loss of time, the disturbance of trade, the unsettle- ment of business and of credit, caused by every Presidental election makes the real cost of the Republic manifold the expense of our Monarchy. Ours is only a Monarchy in name. It is a truer and better Republic, with a Hereditary instead of an Elective Head." There are certain charges of government ( upon the public funds in the Republics of the United States and France, which, while in England they have no exact equivalent, are charges that may be said to correspond to the votes to the Throne, and may therefore be compared with these. The comparison, worked out at a rate per head of population, yields the following results Total charge on Amount Taxation. per head. -,vd. United Kingdom £ 196,000 I I United States £ 683,275 3|d. France £ 452,920 2fd. 9
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL. The Court Circular supplies intelligence as to an incident in the Royal marriage programme hitherto unreported—namely, that at the Wed- ding breakfast it was her Majesty herself who proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, with every wish for their happiness. There is every reason to believe that the Queen will go on a long sea trip before long, her Majesty having more than once been nrged by her physicians to do so for the benefit of her health. So far, however nothing is settled. The scheme is simply under consideration, but since the Queen herself has taken kindly to it, it is pretty certain she will try the effects of a sea voyage. V People who have only seen the Duchess of Fife sitting in her carriage or moving about in the quiet demeanour required for State ceremonials can have no idea how great a pleasure she takes in violent exercise and rapid motion. The Duchess delights in gymnastics, and is au accomplished mistress of the art of fence, the Manchester Courier's London correspondent says. Her fencing-master is no other than Mons. B. Bertrand, professor of fencing to the late Prince Imperial, and he speaks in the highest terms of the courage and prowess of his Royal pupil. Lord Life's refusal of the wedding gift which his Scottish tenantry proposed to present him with has in nowise lessened their loyalty to him as their chief, but rather proved an incentive to the tenants on his Banff and Morayshire states, at any rate, to vie with each other in doing honour to their landlord on his auspicious marriage day. The provost of Banff wrote to his lordship requesting him to solicit H. R. H. the Princess of Louise of Wales to Graciously accept the wedding gift of an elegant silver cup from the inhabitants of Banff; and the tenants of the Fife property in Elginshire decided to send Lord Fife a congratulatory address, enclosed in a chastely-carved box made from a piece of ancient oak found on the side of the Priory of Urquhart. IThe Rev Canon Howell has accepted the offer of the new archdeaconry of Powys, in the diocese of St Asaph, made him by the Bishop. Canon Howell's claims for the See of St Asaph were assiduously pressed on Lord Salisbury by the Evangelieal party. V. "General Paine has decided to act for Lord Dunraven and has already arranged a series of match races between the Valkyrie and four of the fastest American seventy-foot yachts-The Katrina, the Titania, the Bedouin, and the Shamrock. The owners of these yachts are eager to sail against the Valkyrie, and the value of the prizes has been axed at 250 dols. in the races with the Katrina and the Bedouin, but the amount for the others is not yet settled. The races are to take place in September. The con- ditions have not been revealed, but the Valkyrie will sail against each of the four yachts on differ- ent dates. The yachts are being overhauled the Katrina is now very fast having been fitted with a new mast and a hollow spar boom, which increases the size of her main-sail. American yachtsmen are confident that both the Katrina and the Titania will beat the Valkyrie easily. The Valkyrie will also have the opportunity of entering for two other races and possibly three, as there is some talk of a special race being instituted for her against the Puritan, which beat the Genesta in 1885: General Gordon's cook, who has mysteriously blossomed into a doctor, is at Assouan, having come into our lines from the Mahdi's camp His name is Mahommed Barudi, and he seems to have had quite a British clientele. Among his late masters were Stone Pasha, General Hicks, and Raouf Pasha.
NOTICE TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. News from Lampeter, Tregaron, Llanllwni, Llanwrda, Pennal, and Newchurch are held over until next week. Some poetry-original and translated-is under consideration. A CLAIMANT."—The paragraph was sent us for insertion, and we are not in a position to give farther information. You are welcome to rectify the shortcomings of our report. J. H. BEATTY. Will appear in our next.
A TRIP TO TENBY.A number of townspeople availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting Tenby and Stack Rocks in the steamer Privateer on Monday. The trip was got up by Mr D. Lloyd, Bristol House, Nott-square, and a most enjoyable day was spent. THE Secretary of the Carmarthenshire Infirmary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following :— Flowers from Mrs Finch, Nott square; illustrated papers from Mr D. E. Williams, Ivy Bush Royal Hotel; and Mr Finch, Nott-square. LOCAL COMMISSIONS.—'The LQndon Gazette of Friday contains the following :— "Militia Sub- marine Militia Royal Engineers the Milford Haven Division 2nd Lieutenant P. A. Alexander to be lieutenant. OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL. Master J. S. Rees, the son of Mr Rees, 6, Upper Park street, Llanelly, and pupil of the above school, passed the Preliminary Pharmaceutical examination, which was held last month. Six passed the above examination from the above school since last Christmas. AT the recent Kensington local examination held at this centre. Dr. Greenish being .e^miqer, the following pupils of Miss Evans, 'Quay"-Street, obtained certificates Junior Honours Mary Elizabeth Jones Preliminary, Mabel Elizabeth Lewis also, Winifred Lloyd Jones passed Trinity College junior theoretical examination, obtaining 99 out of a possible 100 marks. 1ST V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT.—Orders for the week ending August 10th, 1889. Officer for the week, Lieut. Hutchins. Orderly sergeants W. Lewis and W. Francis. The men of this Detachment for Camp will parade at 1.30 p.m., on Wednesday, 7th inst., in front of the Armoury. Full dress uniform, with haversacks and rolled great coats. Company drill on Friday, at 7.30 p.m., in the cattle market, plain clothes. By order, G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Commanding. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The Sunday School Anniversary of the Tabernacle Chapel was held on Sunday last, when impressive sermons were delivered both morning and evening, by the Rev R. James, Missionary, Serampore, India.—The Sunday School Anniversary of Penuel Baptist Chapel was held on the same day, when the Rev J. Gurnos Jones, Newport, officiated to crowded congregations. A lecture on Man was given by Mr Jones on Monday evening at the school- room of the chapel, the chair being occupied by the Rev G.- H. Roberts, pastor. SUNDAY CLOSING IN ENGLAND. Petitions were presented to the House of Commons this 'week by Mr J. Lloyd Morgan (West Carmar- thenshire)," from the Llanfihangel Rhos-y-corn Board School; Mr D. Pugh (East Carmarthen- shire), from the Llandovery Board of Guardians Mr W. Davies (Pembrokeshire), from the Wiston and St. Dogmell's School Board and Mr Bowen Rowlands (Cardiganshire), from the Abervstwith Board of Guardians, the Lledrod School-Board,, lmd the Tregaron U.D. School Board. CARMARTHENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meeting of the committee of this society was held at the Boar's Head Hotel on Saturday last, for the purpose of appointing judges of the stock at the annual show, September 13th, and other business. There were present Mr J. Evans (in the chair), Messrs Thomas Morris, H. Davies, T. Evans, E. Lewis, W. V. H. Thomas, and the secretary, D. Prosser. A long list of gentlemen who were considered to be competent judges of stock was given the secretary, and requested to secure the services of six of them for the next show. There was a long discussion with regard to the prizes offered for the best and second best jumper, where the competition should take place, but there was nothing decided. A disputed prize was decided. SALES BY MR. JOHN FRANCIS :-Mr John Francis held a sale at the Swan Hotel, St Clears, on Friday when the principal lots went for the following prices :-Meadow, Glasfrynfach, 3a. Or 36p., £ 200, Mr Thomas Howell, Llandilo. Farm, Pwlltrap, lla. lr. 34p., 2850, the Misses Dinah and Frances John, Pwlltrap. Fields, Penhwpton, 12a. 2r. 21p., and field, Parkbach, 2a. 3r. 21p., £100, Mr E. Phillips, Penycwnc, Llanboidy.— At the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday, the principal lots sold were :—Freehold farm (Blaensannau), comprising a dwelling-house and tarm buildings, with 51a. 2r. 19p., in Llanfynydd parish, JE620, Mr Gerwyn Jones, Pantglas. Part of the farm of Llangwm (otherwise Berthlwyd), in the parishes of Llandilofawr and Llangathen, 572a. 2r. 36p., £ 2,150, and P,60 for the timber, Lord Dynevor, Farm, Pwllwyber, 28a, Ir. 38p., in the parish of Caio, EI,110, and 95 for the timber, Mr David Evans, Cwmcynwal, Llanwrda. BOROUGH POLICE COURT. -These sessions were held on Monday, before Messrs Howell Howells (Mayor), J. Hughes, and J. Howell Thomas.— The application of Thomas Morgan, Water-street, poulterer, for a licence to deal in game was granted. -Po C. Thomas Phillips, charged Joseph Barnett, junr., Knights Buildings, Lammas- street, labourer, with being drunk and disorderly on the 20th ult., was fined 5s. including costs.— Similar charges against William Dent, Jolly Tar Lane, horse dealer, and Thomas Thomas, Wood's Row, mason, were adjourned to the 6th August, for defendants to attend.—Mary Jones, Blue- street, milk seller, for adulterated milk, was fined 91, and 21 2s. 3d. costs. The analyst stated that the sample of milk received by him contained 20 per cent. added water. I HIGH SCHOOL, CARMARTHEN. —At the Kensing- ton Local Examiuation in pianorforte playing, held at this school by Dr. Greenish, the follow- ing pupils obtained medals and certificates Bronze medal, Edith Price Smith bronze medal, Mabel Harriet Cavill; bronze medal, Gwendoline Howell; 1st Class Senior, Mary Morris, Gwen- dolen Rumsey, Sitter Griffith, May David 1st Class Junior, Marianne Parry 2nd Class Junior, Gwendoline Griffiths Lime Grove (honours), Constance Brigstocke (honours), Gwenedd David (honours), Oliven Williams, 1st Class Prelimi- nary Rose Morris, 2nd Class Preliminary; Alice Olive (honours), Marcella Phillips (honours), Irene Howell Lilian Carter, aged 6 years, also obtained a 2nd Class Preliminary Certificate. CARMARTHEN SCHOOL OF ART. -The following are the results of the late May examinations :— Freehand drawing 1st Class, Jane L. Richards, Charles Jones, and William H. Evans; 2nd Class, John Thomas, Lewis Morgan, David T. Whitworth, Daniel Jones, Eleanor F. Carter, John R. Rees, Mary J. Evans, Florence E. Pritchard, Harriet W. Morgan, Lucius Thomas, John Morgan, Margaret Ann Jones, Madeleine M. Jones, Harold E. Jones, Lucy E. Stickland, Evan Edwards, Gwilym Jones, James Jeffreys, Arthur I. Jones, and Thomas Evans. Model drawing Lucius Thomas, 1st Class, excellent, will obtain a prize; 2nd Class, James Isaac, Chas. Jones, Mary J. Evans, Florence E. Pritchard, Louisa A. Blackhurst, Earnest A. Stokes, David G. Phillips, William H. Evans, and Louisa A. Smith. The High School—Free- hand Florence E. M. Rees, Gwendolen E. H. Rumsey, and Mary E. H. Morris. External candidates—Freehand James Davies, 1st Class Hannah Jones and Arthur Evans, 2nd Class. Perspective—Richard Griffiths, 1st Class, excel- lent, will obtain a prize. SALE OF THE NEW INN ESTATE. Mr David Thomas, auctioneer, offered for sale by public auction on Saturday last, at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, the New Inn Estate, in the parishes of Llanybyther, Llanfihangel Rhosycorn, and Llanfihangel-ar-arth. There was a large at- tendance and a very spirited competition, 29 out of the 31 lots being sold, the two unsold being a chapel, and a quarter share in a small holding < let at 25s. The following were some of the principal lots: Freehold holding near Abergorlech, 2220; the tenant, Mr Morgan, Rhydderch. Forest Mill and land, Llanfihangel- Rhosycorn, 17a. Or. 12p. £525, and timber £15. Mr David Owen, Brechfa, shop, dwelling house and premises at Abergorlech; 2105, tenant, Mr Mr D. E. Evans. Farm, Troedyrhiw, 87a. 3r. 26p. £ 680, and timber, 2120. Mr Morgan Morgans, Penygarreg. Farm, Tyrlan, 124a. lr. 18p. £910, and timber, £230, Mr Henry Thomas, Salach. Gwernogle Farm, 9a. 3r. 32p. P,312, Mr J. Evans, smith, Brechfa. New Inn, Lianfihangel-ar-Arth, 36a. 3r. 4p. EI,230, Mr John Lloyd Davies, Newcastle-Emlyn, for Mr John Jones. Freehold land, near New Inn Village, 4a. lr. 33p. E231, Mr J. Lloyd Davies, Newcastle Emlyn. Freehold land, part of New Inn, 4a. lr. 14p. 2255, Mr J. Lloyd Davies. Pasture field (part ef New Inn), la. 2r. 32p. £ 100, Mr E. S. Jacob, the cottage, New Inn. An undivided fourth share of the freehold farm Pantmawr, 63a. 3r. 37p. £250, Mr Lewis, Cefengornoth, Llangadock. The solicitors were < Messrs Barker, Morris, and Barker, Carmarthen; and Messrs Eaton-Evans and Williams, Haver- < fordwest. GIRLS COLLEGIATE SCHOOL. —The following is a list of candidates who have successfully passed various public examinations from the school during the term just closed :—Royal Academy Senior Violin, Lisa Marles-Thomas; South Kensington Biology, 1st class, Lisa Marles- Thomas. College of Preceptors—2nd Class Muriel Marles-Thomas, Flossie Hughes Edith Thomas, and Sybil Williams, all in the 1st division. Trinity College, practical music — Junior: Mattie Samuel; Primary, Myfanwy Harding, Agnes Francis, Norah White. South Kensington Local General Examination—Junior 1st Class, Sybil Williams, Honours in 7 subjects Preliminary—1st Class Muriel Maries-Thomas, honours in 7 subjects Esther Davies, honours in 5 subjects Ray Johns, honours in 3 subjects Isabel Miller, honours in 2 subjects; Mary Phillips, honours in 2 subjects Nauno Jenkins, honours in 2 subjects Clara Lewis, honours in 1 subject Agnes Francis, 2nd class, Norah White, Katherine Jones, 3rd class, Polly E. Jones, Prize; Mattie Samuel, Mabel Lewis, Winnie Stephens, Polly Jones, Sarah Owens, Annie Lawrence, Mary Williams, Kate Thomas. South Kensington practical music :—1st class, Senior, and Bronze medal, Muriel Marles-Thomas 2nd class, Senior Honours, Nennie Lakin Junior, Mattie Samuel, 1st class honours; Sybil Williams, 1st class pass Mary Phillips, 2nd class honours. Preliminary, Sarah Owens, Myfanwy Harding, 1st class honours, Katie Hancock. Katie Richards, Ray Johns, 1st class pass, Lily Thomas, 2nd class honours.
CRICKET. Carmarthen v. Mr David Lloyd's XI.-This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday, 27th ult., in most delightful weather. Mr Lloyd brought over a very formidable team, who proved far too strong for their opponents, and who turned up to a man, a very rare occur- rence in scratch teams. Carmarthen having won the toss, elected to bat on the most execrable wicket I have ever had the misfortune to play on, and, thanks to the good bowling and fielding of their opponents, were all disposed of for 77 runs. When the visitors went in, it soon became ap- parent that they had an easy task set them. Mr G. Saunders-Davies was in grand form, and by some very clean and hard hitting ran up a score of 48 without giving a chance. Mr Lloyd-Wil- liams also played an excellent innings of 45 not out, marred only by a hard chance to cover point after he had made 40. At the call of time, the visitors were 54 runs ahead with three wickets to j fall. Appended is the full score I CARMARTHEN. Stephens, c F W Hall, b H Hall 0 Norton, b H Hall 5 Johns, c F W Hall, b D Lloyd 16 E Harding, b F W Hall 1 F Gwyn, c Saunders-Davies, b F Hall 0 C Williams, b F W Hall 2 P Lloyd, c Mathias, b D Lloyd 5 J Gwyn, b T H Davies 2 W Williams, b F W Hall 22 F Morgan, b D Lloyd 4 E L Jones, not out 0 Extras. 20 Total 77 MR. DAVID LLOYD'S XI. G Saunders-Davies, cand b Norton. 48 W Mathias, run out 9 C Lloyd, b Johns o J Lloyd-Williams, not out 45 F W Hall, b Johns 3 E Saunders-Davies, b Johns. 5 T H Davies, at Norton, b Johns 2 H Hall, b Morgan I 2 D Lloyd, not out 3 Extras 11 Total 131 Richards and John Jones did not bat.
LLANDILO. SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at the Shire-hall, on Saturday last, before Messrs J. Peel, J. C. Richardson, W. Du Buisson and J. L. Thomas.—Petroleum licences were granted, and persons were registered to keep gunpowder and explosives. -P.C. Alfred Bryant, of Ammanford, charged John Morris, of the Red Lion, Llandebie, innkeeper, with keeping his house open at illegal hours, on Sunday, the 23rd June last. Mr T. G. Williams (solicitor) ap- peared for the defendant. The complainant deposed that on the day in question he watched the Red Lion, Llandebie, in company with P.C. Evan Davies. He was in ambush. At 3.55 a.m. he saw a man go around the house to the back, and he heard him call Morris." He called out in Welsh for the landlord to come down. The man appeared to be in a great stress. Com- plainant heard some one coming down the stairs in answer to the call. At 20 minutes past 4 a.m. the door was opened by the servant girl. Com- plainant saw one W. Griffiths in the passage with I her. Griffiths was speaking to her, and gave her something. Griffiths went inte the house and she followed him in. About 5 minutes past five a.m. one Richard Thomas entered the front door. Thomas came out in a few minutes, and while coming out he met one Lewis Lloyd, who was in the act of entering. At 7.25 a.m. one L. Thomas entered the house. At 8.13 a.m. one Isaac Pugh and Daniel Thomas came up the road together, and stood before the house. Isaac Pugh entered at the front door. Pugh remained in about 4 minutes. When he had come out Daniel Thomas went in, and Pugh stood on the outside. When Thomas came out he was wiping his mouth with his handkerchief. D. Evans went in also. At 9.20 a.m. Herbert Morris was standing on the road, and asked the landlady's daughter for something to drink. The daughter disappeared, and the landlady came out, and he asked her to bring him some porter across the kitchen. She replied saying something about Fairfield, which is near the house. Morris went towards Fair- field. The landlady returned to the house, and a lodger came out and looked up and down the road. At 9.25 a.m. Evan Pugh visited the house, and remained about a minute and a half. At 9.45 a.m. David Enoch went in through the front door. Complainant did not see him coming out. At 10.5 a.m. Wm. Jones, a labourer, went in and remained 5 minutes. At 10.18 a.m. David Rees, who lives near the village, went in and came out shortly afterwards. All resided within 3 miles of the public-house. I could see the back door from where I was concealed. Cross-examined by Mr Williams I cannot exactly say the distance I was from the back door. It may have been 20 yards. I did not see W. Griffiths enter the house, but I saw him coming out. Griffiths has been a considerable time in the defendant's em- ploy. The defendant carries on the business of a farmer. I do not make a charge for opening the doors on that account. Richard Thomas was in the house for about 5 minutes. Mrs Morris did not use force to turn him out. Lewis Lloyd went in twice. Complainant could not say that Mrs Thomas was a regular customer for milk. Complainant could not say that Isaac Evans and Pugh had anything beside* milk. William Jones had a jug in his hand while leav- ing. He did appear to be disguising it. Three persons took jugs away with them. I had no disagreeable words with the defendant. I took no note of the time of milking. It might have been after 5 a.m.—Several witnesses for the defence were called, including the defendant, his wife, and servant girl. Defendant, against whom a previous conviction was proved, was fined E5 and costs.—The same complainant charged Sarah Jones, of the College Inn, with a like offence. Defendant was fined JE2 and costs.— P.C. John Harries charged William Jones, Evan Johnson, Elias Lewis, Thos. Williams, and Margaret Davies, with being on licensed premises during illegal hours, and they were fined 2s., 2s. 6d., 4s., 8s., and 5s. and costs respectively. Mr D. Long Price (solicitor) defended. Owing to the magistrates ruling that the place in which the complainant was concealed could not be divulged he retired from the case. He, however, made an application that the reasons given by the constable in writing for not disclosing his place of concealment should be sealed up in an envelope and handed over to the Clerk until Mr Price got an order for its production in view of further proceedings.—The same complainant charged David Evans, Anne Evans, John Davies, Joseph Davies, and Thomas Edwards, for a like offence. All cases were dismissed. Evan Jenkins, John Jones, and David Evans were fined respectively 4s., 4s., and 6s. and costs. The above were adjourned cases from the last petty sessions, at which sessions six defendants were fined for similar offene8 at the same place.
LAMPETER. THE HIGH SCHOOL.—This week we have the pleasure to record the success of Miss Sophia J. Jones, Tanner's Hall, who recently sat at Car- marthen for the First Class Senior Kensington Local in Music. Miss Jones is an old pupil of Mrs J. F. Lloyd, and has lately studied music privately under Miss M. J. Lee, head-governess of this school. Mr and Mrs Lloyd have been fortunate in Miss Lee's appointment, as she has already proved herself to be a highly qualified and painstaking teacher, having gained, among other distinctions, a silver medal for music. MONTHLY MARKET.—The monthly market was held here last Monday, being the last Monday in the month on which these markets are held. There was a fair attendance of people and animals, and some good business was done. A general complaint was heard amongst those who dealt in pigs that certain dealers had been over the neighbourhood and had bought a great number of pigs, perhaps the best, and had taken them away two or three days before the market day. Now this would naturally raise the anger of those whe had come from long cis- tances to buy, and we should not be surprised to find that those farmers who had sold their pigs on the preceding days found that they had for once made a mistake in that they did not come the market with their animals, as better prices would undoubtedly have been obtained. Cattle were brisk, and averaged from JE6 to pll per head store pigs from 6s to 6s 6d per score small pigs, 16s to 22s each ducks, 4s per couple chickens, 2s 6d per couple; fresh butter, Is per lb. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians was held on Friday last, when there were present-Messrs. David Davies (chairman), Velindre; Samuel Davies, Bettws Bledrws; David Davies, Lam- peter Thomas Price, Llanycrwys; Evan Davies Llanfairelydogait Daniel Evans, Llanfihangel- Rhosycorn; Wm. Williams, Llanllnni; David Thomas and Evan Davies, Llanwenog; John Rees, Pencarreg and the Rev Daniel Griffiths, Trefilan.-The number of inmates in the house was 26, as compared with 22 in the correspond- ing week of last year. Out-relief for the past two weeks was as follows :—Per Mr D. Parry, Lampeter District, to 159 paupers, R33 3s; Llanybyther District, to 140 paupers, JE33 18s Gd. —The master reported that Dr. John Rowland- the coroner, held an inquest at the Workhouse on the 12th ult., touching the death of the infant child of Jane Davies, and a verdict of Found dead" was returned, and that the mother of the i ifant left the house on the 20th ult to go to service to Cilycwm. David Evans, an inmate, aged 77 years, belonging to the parish of lam- peter, died on the 15th ult. Thomas Evans, a tramp, was admitted into the house on the 20th ult. by order of Dr. Evans, the medical officer, suffering from yellow jaundice. Evan Evans, aged 73, was, on the 14th ult., admitted into the house by order of Mr Lewis Davies, of Gelly. The pauper was believed to be settled in the Llandilo Union, and the Clerk was, therefore, requested to write to the clerk of the Llandilo Union to know if the guardians of that Union would accept the pauper without an order of removal.—It was resolved that the accounts for the half-year ended at Lady-day last, recently audited, together with a list of paupers, be printed.—A letter from the Local Government Board, dated 19th July, was read sanctioning the appointment of Mr David Evans, of Teifi Castle, as relieving officer for the Llanybyther district, at a salary of f35 per annum, and collector of the guardians for the same district at A:3 10s. The letter, however, went on to state that the Local Government Board regretted the reduction of the salary, but have decided, though with con- siderable reluctance, to assent to the appoint- ment on the terms proposed by the guardians. The balance in the treasurer's hands appeared to be £ 427 lis 6d.
ABERYSTWITH. CONSERVATIVE CLUB. -A meeting of the general committee of this club was held in the club rooms last Friday evening, Mr J. D. Hughes presiding. It was unanimously resolved to appoint Sergt. David Lewis to be caretaker, in the room of Mr Roderick Williams, who resigned. POLICE COURT.-On Saturday last, before Messrs C. M. Williams (mayor), and E P Wynne—Thomas Harris, Shiffnal, horse clipper" was sentenced to three calendar months imprison- ment, with hard labour, for stealing a silver watch and albert, the property of George Jones, Trefechan, with whom the prisoner lodged.- Thomas Jones, Tyncae, Bow-street, a tramp, waa sentenced to 21 days imprisonment for being drunk and disorderly at Aberystwith, on Friday night last. Prisoner had been taken into custody on the previous day on a similar charge, and had been bound over in his own recognizance to come up for judgment when called upon.
To WILLIAM PICTON PHILIPPS, ESQ., Superintendent of the Police of the District of the County of Carmar- then, within which the Llandilo Petty Sessional Division is sitnate, and to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llandilo-faior, in the said County of Carmarthen, and to all whom it may concern. I WILLIAM JONES, General Merchant, of Waterloo Villa, in the Town of Llandilo, in the County of Carmarthen, and for six months last past having resided at Waterloo Villa aforesaid, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the Shire Hall, in the Town of Llandilo, in the County aforesaid, on the 24th day of August next ensuing, for an order sanctioning the removal of the licence to sell intoxicating liquors, to wit, beer, spirits, and wine by retail, to be drunk or consumed on or off the house or premises thereunto belonging, and situate in Bridge- street, in the said Town of Llandilo, and within the said Petty Sessional Division of Llandilo, and com- monly known by the si<m of the Red Cow, which was granted to me at tie General Annual Licensing Meeting, held at Llandilo aforesaid on the 25th day of August, 1888, from the said house and premises called the Red Cow "to the house and premises thereunto belonging, lately erected by me on the west side of and adjoining the Canton Stores, and situate in Bridge- street, Llandilo aforesaid, and within the same licensing district as the Red Cow aforesaid is situate, and to be known by the name of the Canton Inn," which said several houses and premises are respectively held by me as assignee of an unexpired term of 99 years, granted by an Indenture of Lease dated the 24th day of December, 1856, and made between the Right Honourable George Rice, Baron Dynevor, deceased, of the one part, and Thomas Williams, since deceased, of the other part, which said several houses and premises are now vested in the Right Honourable Arthur de Cardonnel, Baron Dynevor, subject to the said lease, the Baid last-mentioned house and premises described as the Canton Inn being now unoccupied, and not having been previously kept or used as an Inn, Alehouse, or Victualling House within three years preceding the date hereof, and which said last-mentioned house and premises I intend to keep as an Inn, Alehouse, or Victualling House. Given under my hand this 27th day of July, 1889. WILLIAM JONES. To WILLIAM PICTON PHILIPPS, E&Q., Superintendent of Ok Police of the District of the County of Carmar- then, within which the llandilo Petty Sessional Division is situate, and to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llandilo-fawr, in the said County of Carmarthen, and to all whom, it may concern. I HENRY DAVIES, Labourer and Provision Dealer, in the Town of Llandilo, in the County of Carmarthen, and for six months last past having resided at Bristol House, Llandilo aforesaid, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next General Annual Licensing Meeting, to be holden at the Shire Hall, in the Town of Llandilo, in the County aforesaid, on the 24th day of August next ensuing, for an order sanctioning the removal of the licence to sell intoxicating liquors, to wit, beer, spirits, a £ d wine, retail, to be drunk or consumed on or off the house and premises thereunto belonging, and situate in Oa marthen-street, in the said Town of llandilo and within the said Petty Sessional Division of Llandilo, and commonly known by the sign of the Corner House," which was granted to David Morris, of Park- side Villa, in the said Town of Llandilo, licensed victualler, at the General Licensing Annual Meeting, held at Llandilo aforesaid, on the 25th day of August, 1888, from the said house and premises called Corner House," to the house and premises lately erected by me on the north side of and being the next house but one to the Bristol House aforesaid, situate in Carmarthen- street, Llandilo aforesaid, and within the same Licensing District as the "Corner House" is afore- said situate, and to be known by the name of the "Three Crowns Inn," which said several houses and premises are respectively held by me as owner in fee simple by an Indenture of Conveyance dated the 5th day of January, 1888, and made between Alan Stepney Stepney-Gulston of the one part, and I, HeDry Davies, of the other part, the said last-mentioned bouse and premises described as the Three Crowns Inn," being now unoccupied, and not having been previously kept or used as an Inn, Alehouse, or Victualling House within three years preceding the date hereof, and which said last-mentioned house and premises I intend to keep as an Inn, Alehouse, or Victualling House. Given under my hand this 30th day of July, 1889. HENRY DAVIES. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28TH CHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued from CARMARTHEN to ABERYSTWITH by ordinary trains, returning same day or following Monday. Fare, 3rd Class, 7s. HY. LAMBERT, General Manager. LLANDILO-FAWR UNION. I the undersigned, hereby give Notice, that the « Audit of the Accounts of the said Llandilo- fawr Union, and of the Ruial Sanitary District in the said Union and of the several Parishes and Contributory Places contained in the said Union and District, or in the said Union solely, for the half-year ended 25th of March last, will commence at the Board Room of the Guardians of the Poor of the said Union of Llandilo-fawr, on Wednesday, the 7th day of August, at 11.30 o'clock in the fore- noon. Dated the 28th day of July, 1889. (Signed) EDWARD JONES, District Auditor of the South Wiles Audit Distric t MUMBLES. mo LET, for three weeks or a month, a well-furnished JL HOUSE, 3 Reception, 6 Bedrooms, hot and cold Bathroom, &c., standing on elevated position, with extensive view of sea, 150 yards from beach will suit a fentleman's family.—Apply by letter, Box," 68, 'ost Office, Swansea. MESSRS. WALTER LLOYD A SON'S ANNOUNCEMENT PEMBROKESHIRE AND CARDIGANSHIRE. Highly Important Sale of a very Desirable FREEHOLD MANSION, FARMS, SMALL TENEMENTS, AND LANDS. MESSRS. WALTER LLOYD & SON HAVE BEEN instructed to offer for SALE By PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Black Lion Hotel, Cardigan, on Saturday, the 3rd day of August, 1889, at two o'clock in the afternoon (subject to the Particulars. and C-on- ditfotiB of Sale to be then and there produced), the following Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY:- LOT L-All that exceedingly attractive Mansion, with the Outbuildings and Lands belonging and ad- joining thereto, called DTFFRYN," situate in the Parish of Kilrhedyn, in the County of Pembroke. The house if thoroughly well built, is charmingly situate, and contains 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, and very extensive kitchen, scullery, and dairy pre- mises, with large underground cellars. The Out- buildings are very convenient and strongly built, and comprise large and first-class stabling accommodation (one stable containing 3 stalls and another 7 or 8), coach house, extensive cowhouse, barn, cart shed, &c. The lands have a southerly aspect, and contain over 100 acres of very high-class grazing fields, lying com- pact and convenient to the buildings. The fields are well sized, with straight and good hedges, and each field is fully supplied with a never failing quantity of excellent running water. They have been for many years past let annually as accommodation land for grazing purposes, and this practice can doubtless be successfully continued in the future. The house is surrounded by fine trees, in which there is a rookery. There are two gardens, lawn, and shrubbery. The distance from Llanfyrnach Station is about 4 miles, and the towns of Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan, and Carmarthen are within 7, 9, and 16 miles respectively. Excellent fishing and good rough shooting are obtain- able in the neighbourhood. The property offers a most desirable country residence. Possession of the house and buildings will be given on the 29th day of September next, and of the lands on the 14th day of November following. LOT 2.—All that Messuage with the Four Fields now occupied therewith, called LLAINYFWAILL," situate near Dyffryn aforesaid, and abutting on the road leading to Llanfyrnach Station. This is a con- venient little holding, and is now in the occupation of David Davies as yearly tenant thereof. LOT 3.—All that Cottage and Garden with the Field adjoining thereto, called CWMPEDRAN, situate near Dyffryn aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Mr David Thomas as to the Cottage and Garden under an Indenture of Lease, and as to the field as yearly tenant thereof. (Mr David Thomas of Cwmpedran aforesaid will show the above three lots). LOT 4.—All that Farm with the Messuage or Tene- ment, Outbuildings, Fields, Closes, and Parcels of Land thereto belonging, called 4 FFYNNONFAIR, situate in the Parish of Blaenporth, in the County of Cardigan. This is a very compact and desirable Freehold Farm, comprising nearly 90 acres, and lying above the village of Aberporth, within 7 miles of Cardigan, and about 5 miles of Newcastle Emlyn. The Outbuildings are in thorough repair, and the holding is in a good state of cultivation. This property offers a capital opportunity to any person aesiring to purcnase a freehold farm either for occupation by himself, or as an investment. It is now in the occupation of Mrs Anna Jones, or her under-tenants. A Cottage, Garden, and Field upon the farm are separately under-let. (The occupier will show this lot). The land tax and rent-charge in lieu of tithes will be apportioned where necessary. Further Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained in due course of Messrs Walter Lloyd & Son, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, Mydrim, St. Clears, and of W. W. BRODIE, Solicitor, Llanelly. I MR. T. RULE OWEN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISH OF MYDRIM. SALE OF AN IMPORTANT FREEHOLD ESTATE. MR. T. RULE OWEN will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, the 17th day of August, 1889, at 2 o'clock p.m. precisely, the "PENTOWIN ESTATE," comprising Pentowin House, and extensive Outbuildings, Cottage and Garden, and 187 Acres 0 Roods and 38 Perches of rich Meadow, Pasture, Arable, and Woodland; also the Farm of CWMPALIS," adjoining the above, with Farm-house and premises a Cottage and Garden called CWMPALISFACH," and 59 Acres 2 Roods and 16 Perches of Meadow, Pasture, Arable and Wood- land. The Property, which will be offered in one lot comprises some of the richest land in that proverb- ially good agricultural district, and is well-watered. The timber is of large size and very Valuable, and the plantations are thriving. The Estate is inter- sected by good roads, and is distant about 1 mile from the St. Clears station on the Great Western Railway. Printed particulars, with plans, are in course of preparation, and may be obtained of Mr T. Rule Owen, Estate Agent and Valuer, Haverfordwest, and of Messrs. EATON EVANS & WtLLIAMS, Vendor's Solicitors, Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest, July 10th, 1889. MR. JAMES DAVIES'S ANNOUNCEMENT. PARISH OF MYDRIM. COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM. MR. JAMES DAVIES has been favoured with instructions to .offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Swan Hotel, St. Clears, at two o'clock p.m., on Tuesday, August 6th, 1889, all that most desirable and productive FREEHOLD FARM, with the substantially-erected Dwelling-house and Farm Buildings thereon, called CEFNDAUFYNTDD," situate in the Parish of Myilrim, in the County of Carmar- then, containing by admeasurement 114a. lr. 39p., or thereabouts. Possession will be given on the 29th September next. The Auctioneer can, from his own knowledge, after a careful survey recently made by him, confidently invite the attention of persons desiring to purchase Land to the present opportunity as one not often to be met with of acquiring a most compact and useful Farm which is well situated and within easy reach of Car- marthen and St. Clears. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, at his Office in Lammas-street, Carmarthen, or Goitre- fawr, Whitland; or to MR. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. MR. JOHN FRANCIS'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. .a. SALE TO-MORROW. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF ABERGWILI &LLANSTEPHAN Important and Extensive SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES. MR JOHN FRANCIS is instructed to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen, at Two o'clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, the 3rd of August, 1889, the undermentioned very valuable Freehold Properties, situate in the parish of Abergwili, and distant about 3. miles from the town of Carmarthen and in the parish of Llanstephan, close to the villages of Llan- stephan and Llanybri comprising exceedingly valuable Freehold Farms, Accommodation Lands, a Corn Grist Mill, Dwelling Houses, Building Sites, &c., which will be offered in the following Lots, or in such other Lot or Lots as may be determined upon prior to or at the time of Sale, namely :— Lots Description. ^ties^' In the Parish of Abergwili. A. R. P. 1 Felindre Farm and Lands 41 1 34 2 Two Fields near Cwmfilast 2 2 20 In the Parish of Llanstephan. 3 The Cambrian House with a Slang of Land known as Llain 1 0 27 4 Park Clomendy (Accommodation Land) 1 0 11 5 Orchard Field near Nolands Lodge (ditto) 1 0 35 6 Four Fields of Accommodation Land known as Penybank or Penyback 11 0 23 7 Dwelling-house and Garden adjoining the last Lot 0 0 20 8 A Piece of Land lying between Lot 6 and the road 0 0 38 9 Bethany Baptist Chapel. 0 0 12 10 Penyback, House and Lands (being ori- ginally portionsof Penyback, Penybank and Ferry Farms & Penyrheol Field) 29 2 0 11 Two Fields of Accommodation Land (part of Penyback), adjoining the road lead- ing from Llanstephan to Lan Jt Pilglas 8 2 10 12 Dwelling-house and Garden at Llanybri 0 1 0 13 A Garden, part of the Fields formerly known as Plasnewydd 0 0 22 14 Parcyrhodyn, part of the Fields formerly known as Plasnewydd 1 2 22 15 Parcycarregllwyd ditto 2 3 18 16 Hatchy Hill ditto 2 3 1 17 Maesway ditto 6 0 5 18 Parcquarry ditto 4 1 8 19 Llain and Pare Llanybri ditto 7 0 18 20 Cwmcelyn Farm and Cwmcelyn Marsh 50 3 1 21 Pendegy Mill and Land 19 1 13 Particulars, plans, and conditions of sale may be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer, and surveyor, Carmarthen or of MESSRS. BARKER, MORRIS, & BARKER, Solicitors, Carmarthaim. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. CARDIGANSHIRE- H PARISHES OF LLANARTH, LLANDYSSILIO GOGO, CYD- PLWYF, HENFYNYW, AND LLANINA. TO BE SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr JOHN FRANCIS, in the middle of September next, the farms of Wern-newydd, Perthnidr, Perthpiod, Cefn-perthpiod, Pontfaen, Cefnmaesllan, Castell or Castell-y-geifr, Rhyd or Rhydygofiant, Panteryrod, Ffyllonfach, Wrglod, Rhos-mouut, Pentre James, Oernant, Llain, Gilfach-yr-halen, BargoedJLlwyn- bedw, Cilcert, Darrenfawr, Ffynongloch, Wern Mill, and Pantgwair; also about 40 Dwelling- houses and small Holdings; all comprising an area of about 2,000 acres. Particulars, plans, and conditions of sale are being prepared, and may shortly be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer, and surveyor, Carmarthen; or of MESSRS. WOOD & TALBOT, Solicitors, Rhayader, Llanidloes, and Newtown. NERVOUS DEBILITY, WEAKNESS, &C.~A minister, having suffered from youthful impru- dence, lost manhood, &c., in its worst form, has dis- covered a simple self-cure. He will send free the physician's prescription which cured him on receipt of stamped envelope to Rev. J. Wood, Busby House, 5, Busby Place, London, N.W. PREPAID SCALE FOR SMALL ADVERTISEMENTS. w One Three Six Words. Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. ■ — a. d. s. d. s. d. 16 0 6 1 0 1 6 24 0 9 1 6 2 3 32 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 1 3 2 6 3 9 Each 8 Words 3d. 6d. 9d. N.B.—The above Scale does not apply to Public Bodies. Cheques and Post Office Orders should be made payable to The Journal" Company, Limited. If not paid in advance, the ordinary Credit rate will be charged.