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District 3nte[ligencc. LLANSTEPHAN. WE regret to announce that the Rev. B. Evans, vicar of Llanstephan, died on Sunday, at the age of 89. Born in the year 1800, Mr Evans was educated at Lalllpeter, under the tuition of the late Rev. Eleazar Williams, and took Orders in 1822. After holding several curacies, he was appointed in 1836 rector of Glascombe, Radnor- shire, ano. became vicar of Llanstephan in 1843. We believe that the deceased was at the time of his death the oldest clergyman, not only in the Diocese of St. David's but in the Principality He leaves to mourn his death one daughter, an only child, who married in 1860 the Rev. Samuel Church, eldest son of the late Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Fairy Hill, Gower, and six grand- children. to whom he was very deeply attached. The funeral took place on Thursday (yesterday) at Llanstephan. LLANARTHNEY. AN accident occurred to Mr T. Davies, of Bremenda, Llanarthney, on Wednesday (21st inst.), which resulted fatally on Friday night. On the first-named day Mr Davies went to Llanegwad for the purpose of purchasing a young horse. After dining he took the horse home, and, it seems, rode it rather quickly past his own house, or else the animal started to run away. It is believed that Mr Davies pulled the animal up sharply, and was thrown off backwards. One account states that the animal stepped back upon him. Dr. Jones, Llanegwad, found Mr Davies suffering from severe internal injuries, but his intellect was clear, and continued so until Friday. Dr. Jones was about calling in other medical aid when the patient suddenly collapsed and died. The deceased was very well known in the country, being the owner of the Gellygryd estate, and although renting the Bremenda Farm, a person of independent means. He was elected in the Conservative interest as member for Llanarthney division of the Carmarthenshire County Council. He was one of the vice- chairmen of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians, and a member of the local highway board. Last Tuesday week Mr Davies acted as vice-chairman at a meeting of the Carmarthenshire Farmers' Club, and was one of the few members who spoke in opposition to the proposal to start the butter factory in the country. He was 47 years old. In the contest for the county council, Mr Davies was opposed by a Conservative (ltev. R. G. Lawrence, of Middleton Hall) who received only a comparatively few votes, and a Liberal (Rev. D. S. Davies, Congregational Minister, Carmar- then), who stood second on the poll, Mr T. Davies being returned.—The inquest was held on Monday afternoon (before Mr J. D. Rowlands, deputy-coroner for the district), at Bremenda, Llanarthney.—Thos. Davies, farmer, Castlehowell Llanegwad, brother-in-law to deceased, said that the latter was 47 years of age, and was a county councillor for the Llanarthney Division. De- ceased was at Castlehowell soon after mid-day on Wednesday last, when he obtained the loan of witness's mare, which he saddled for deceased. The mare, which was between five and six years of age, was by no means vicious—it was, in fact, very quiet. Deceased was a capital rider, had ridden very bad-tempered horses, and was quite accustomed to all sorts of stock. On this occasion the horse he mounted was very quiet. When deceased left Castlehowell with it all seemed to go well. Witness lost sight of deceased on the turnpike road towards Llanegwad, and the next witness heard of him was that he had hurt himself. On reaching Bremenda he saw deceased in bed, and in answer to an inquiry he said he was All right." He, however, noticed on deceased's head several indications of a fall, but deceased could not say how they had got there or what brought about the accident. Deceased lay in bed, suffering more or less acutely, until Friday evening, when he called loudly for his wife, and on her appearance signified that he was getting all right. This witness doubted. He, consequently, sent for Dr. Jones, Llanegwad. It was afterwards thought necessary to call in another doctor, but before this could be done deceased quietly expired.—Mrs Ann Lewis, Derlwyn, a labourer's wife, said that on Wednes- day afternoon she was going along the high road from Llanarthney to Bremenda, when she saw the deceased on horseback on the Carmarthen side of his residence. He appeared to have lost all control of the animal, which was galloping, and he passed his own house without evidently being able to pull up. About a dozen yards from Bremenda gates deceased fell off the horse on to his shoulder, and when the animal found she was riderless she halted and went up to the fallen man, who was then lying in an uncon- scious condition. With assistance deceased was taken to Bremenda. She observed that his hair and face were besmeared with blood. She thought that the deceased never tried to stop the horse.—Dr. Evan Jones, Glyncothi House, Nant- garedig, deposed that on Wednesday night he saw the deceased in bed, and learned from him that he had met with an accident. He complained of pain in the lower part of the bowels. On an examination of the urine witness found in it about an ounce of blood. He also discovered a scalp wound on the left side of the head and a swelling over the left eye. Witness subsequently returned with the intention of using an instru- ment. This was, however, found to be unneces- sary then, but he had to apply it to the bowels in the afternoon of Thursday. He attributed death to failure of the heart's action, the result of the shock of the fall.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony. LLANELLY. THE decease of Mr Thomas Main waring, Greenfields, Llanelly, took place on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness. Mr Mainwaring was a valued member of the official staff of Messrs. Nevill, Druce, and Co., Llanelly Copper Works. He had for many years taken a very active and prominent part in the public affairs ef the neighbourhood, and there were few institutions which he had not in some form or other contributed greatly to promote. By the Liberal party in the borough and the shire he will be sadly missed. For a quarter of a century he had been a faithful, energetic exponent of the Radical cause, sparing neither time nor trouble tor the furtherance of those principles so near and dear to his heart. Mr Mainwaring was a man of culture and wide reading, a charming com- panion, a reliable and sympathetic friend, and a worthy and honourable citizen. He was a con- sistent member of Park Congregational Church. Mr Mainwaring leaves one son and two daughters to mourn their irreparable loss. The funeral (a private one) took place at the Llanelly Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased gentleman was 55 years of age. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.—The annual meeting of the Llanelly Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday night. Mr Ernest Trubshaw presided over a meagre attendance. It was announced that the accounts showed a balance against the chamber of £24 odd, also that there were JE8 arrears, about half of which was irrecoverable. Comment was made on the position of the cham- ber, and regret expressed that so useful a body should not be in a more flourishing condition.— On the motion of Mr J. A. Williams, seconded by Mr David Evans, Mr Trubshaw was re-elected president. Mr Horsey was re-elected treasurer, and Mr Daniel Williams auditor.—On the motion of the President, seconded by Mr Gwilym Evans, Mr Isaiah Be van, proprietor of chemical works, was elected secretary in the room of Mr A. E. Old, resigned.—A cordial vote of thanks was rendered Mr Old for his past services.—It was reported that a revised postal scheme for Llanelly was new under the consideration of the authorities also that from October 1st, the one o'clock train would be so accelerated as to enable passengers to catch a fast express at Cardiff and so be in London the same evening. DIscussIOn took place on railway rates initiated by Mr Oliver Williams, LL. B. but no resolution was passed.—The managing committee of 12 members was also re-appointed. TEN B Y. ON Sunday morning, about eight o'clock, the Lady Gwendoline, which had arrived in Tenby from Cardiff the previous day and had anchored in Tenby Bay over night, was proceeding to the harbour, when she collided with a fishing trawler belonging to George Lewis, which was moored in the bay. Considerable damage was done to the trawler, she having her stern cut off. Little or no damage was done to the Lady Gwendoline, who returned in the morning to Cardiff with her passengers.

















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