UNITED COUNTIES HUNTERS' SOCIETY. THE Hon Secretary will thank Members to forward to him direct, or to the credit of the Society at Messrs Wilkins' Bank, Carmarthen, all subscriptions due, to enable him to meet the amount of the Prize List. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Cheap Day Excursions will run as under: HORSE SHOW AT CARDIFF. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th to SWAN- SEA and CARDIFF from^ MILl^lip at 5.55 a.m., Milford 5.30, Johnston 6 10^HAVER- FORDWEST 6.25, Clarbeston Road 6 3D, Clynderwen 6.50, Whitland 7.5, St. Clears 7.20, Sarnau 7.30, CARMARTHEN 7.30, Carmarthen Junction 7.4a Ferryside 8.10, Kidwelly 8.20, and Pembrey at 8.30 a.m. To CARDIFF only, from Llanelly at 8.25 a.m., Loughor 8.50, Gowerton 8.55, Cockett 9.5, Cardigan 5.20, Kilgerran 5.30, Boncath 5.40 Crymmych Arms 5.55 Glogue 6.5, Llanfyrnach 6.10 Rhydowen 6 15 Llanglydwen 6.25, Login 6.35, and Llanfalteg at 6.50 a.m. DOG SHOW AT CARMARTHEN. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, to CARMAR- THEN from NEW MILFORD and all Stations to Sarnau inclusive, by trains leaving NEW MIL1 ORD at 6.45 and 10.35 a.m., Milford 6.20 and 10.15 a.m., and from LLANDYSSIL and all Stations to Bron- wydd Arms, by train leaving Llandyssil at 11.20 a.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, to CARDIGAN, from LLANELLY at 7.35 am., Pembrey 7.45, Kidwelly 7.55, Ferrysidei8.5, CARMARTHEN 8.1o, Carmarthen Junction 8.25, St. Clears 8.35, and Sarnau at 8.40 a.m. For full particulars see bills. HY. LAMBERT, General Manager. LLANARTHNEY, CARMARTHENSHIRE. ADVERTISER requires Parlour and Bedroom; permanency if comfortable state lowest terms. Address W, The Journal Office, Carmarthen. CARMARTHENSHIRE. SALE OF VALUABLE FARMS NEAR WHITLAND. THE Farms of "EAST and WEST REGWM" and 14 PANTYGWRYG," in the Parish of Llanboidy, will be offered for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, in the •SOSBFVANS FT WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest, August 8th, 1889. MR. JOHN WILLIAMS' ANNOUNCEMENT. LLANDOVERY, CARMARTHENSHIRE. SALE OF VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD & LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. MR. JOHN WILLIAMS will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Kings Head Hotel, Llandovery, on Friday, September 13th, the following Lots LOT I.-All those two Valuable Freehold Fields situate on the old Brecon-road, and about 500 yards from Bran Bridge. LOT 2.—All that Valuable Freehold House and Shop,lwith Stables and Chandlery attached, situate in High-street and Orchard-street, and known as THE CROWN HousE." LOT 3.—All that Valuable Leasehold Mill known as "GLANGWYDDERIG MILL," situate on the Brecon- road, and about a mile distant from Llandovery. Further particulars from the Auctioneer, Llan- dovery, and Messrs Evans and Sinnett, Solicitois, Llandovery. MR. JAMES DAVIES'$ ANNOUNCEMENT. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISH OF TRELECH-AR-BETTWS. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY. MR. JAMES DAVIES will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Boars Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, September 28th 1889, at 3 o'clock p.m., subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be read, the following very valuable FREEHOLD FARMS known as "DRENOBTH and BLAENGWELLTOG," situate in the Parish of Trelech-ar-Bettws, in the County of Carmar- then, in the following lots, viz.:— LOT i.-All that Farm and Lands called Drenoeth," otherwise Trenoeth, situate in the Parish of Trelech-ar-Bettws aforesaid, containing 120a. 3r. 27p. of rich and productive Arable and Pasture Land, with convenient Dwelling-house and Out-buildings thereon, all in good repair, now in the occupation of Mr John Griffiths, as yearly tenant, at the low annual rent of M, the Tenant paying all Tithe Rent-charge, Sates and Taxes. • T LOT 2.—A valuable Field of Pasture Land, known as "P ARKYGARNHOWELL-ISAF," situate on the right hand side of the road leading from Castell Mawr to Trelech, containing by estimation 4a. 3r. 20p., or there- abouts, and now held with the farm of Blaengwelltog by Mr John Lloyd. LOT 3.—A rich Field of Pasture Land, called PARKYGARNHOWELL-UCHAF," adjoining the last lot, containing by estimation 4a. 2r. lOp., or thereabouts, and now held with Blaengwelltog farm by Mr John LOT 4.—A valuable Farm and Lands, called BLAENGWELLTOG," situate in the Parish of Trelech- ar-Bettws, in the County of Carmarthen, containing by estimation 79a. 2r. 24T> or thereabouts, and now (with Lots 2 and 3) in the occupation of Mr John Lloyd as tenant from year to year, at the low annual rent for the whole of £ 80. a .t, Part of this Lot (known as Yetfawr Smithy) consist- ing of a Dwelling-house, Blacksmith's Shop, and Garden, containing 3 roods, or thereabouts, is let to Mr Henry Morris (now of the age of 60 years, or there- abouts), under a lease for his own life, at the annual rent of 20 17s. Od. n j The above Property forms a most desirable and compact Estate. The Land is in a good state of culti- vation, and the Buildings are in good repair. Lot 4 is abundantly supplied with Water, which can easily be utilised for working machinery. Further particulars may be obtained, and a Plan of the Property may be seen, at the Office of the Auctioneer, at Goitre, Whitland, and at the Offices of Messrs. MORGAN & RICHARDSON, Solicitors, Cardigan; and Mr. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. "V —, MB. JOHN FRANCIS'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. PENLAN, KIDWELLY. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is instructed by Mrs. Anthony to SELL by AUCTION the whole of the Stock, Implements, &c., on Wednesday, the 25th of September next. CARDIGANSHIRE. IMPORTANT AND EXTENSIVE SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES. Situate in the Parishes of Llanarth, Llanina, Cydplwyj, Henftnyiv, and Llandtmilio-go-go, and distant about two miles from, the Town of Aberayron. MR JOHN FRANCIS is instructed to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Feather's Hotel, Aberayron, at 12.30. p.m., on Satur- day, the 21st day of September, 1889, the under- mentioned very valuable Freehold Farms, Small Hold- ings, a Corn Grist Mill, Accommodation Land, Dwell- ing-houses, See., situate in the above parishes, and comprising an area of nearly 2,000 acres of excellent Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land, with the valuable Plantations and Oak Groves thereon, conveniently situate near to the main road from Aberayron to Cardigan and the road from Llanarth to Llandyssul, to be offered in 71 Lots, or in such other number of lots as may be determined upon prior to or at the time of sale — Bridgend Golan Blaenddol; Penlonwern Rhiwonen Hafod; Cefnmaesllanfach Maesyreglwys Castellpiggin Llwynbedw; Pelon; Pelon, or Pelon Llwyncelyn Llainfach Rhydfach; Glandwr Brynoelin; Cnwc Bach; Tynewydd, Gilfachyr- halen; The Cottage, Gilfachyrhalen; Pantgwair; Felinywern, or Wern Mill; Step Inn, or Pelon Llanga-reglwyd, and part of Wernnewydd; Cilwene iSmitn Forge: Cilwene, and part of Wernnewydd; Wauiipenfordd (part of Oernant) Llain, or Llain- bwlch-neligen, and part of Gastellygeifr Oernant Blaen Bargoed, and part of Bargoed lj^helig (part of Castellygeifr) Caetricornel (part of Gastellygeifr); Pautyreryrod; Talybryn; Cwm Pantyreryrod Part of Gwarycwm and Caebach (part of Pantyreryrod) Gilfachyrhalen; Pentre James, or Argoed-y-gofaint Ffyllonfach Part of Ffyllonfach; Weirglodd; Rhydfach (part of Ffyllonfach) Tynewydd (part of Ffyllonfach) Rhosmount Penybont Parkgwair New Office; Rhydygofaint; Caepoes (part of Rhydygofaint); Caetricornel and Llain part of Rhydygofaint) Bargoed Cefnmaesllan; Pontfaen Ffynnongloch Perthpiod and Perthpiod- issa Cefn Perthpiod Wernneydd; Blaenllethy, or Old Salutation; Maesteg; Penybont, Gilfachyrheda; Doldeg; Alder Cottage, or Evelfach; Caegwair Perthneider Castellygeifr Cilcert Crossway Caebral, or Blaencilcert; Ithydybai and Darren- fawr. Particulars, plans, and conditions of sale may shortly be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer, and surveyor, Carmarthen of Mr John James, Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Aberayron at the Feathers Hotel, Aberayron; or of MR. EDWARD WOOD, Solicitor, Rhayader, Llanidloes, and Newtown. DYNEVOR CASTLE FARM. THE ANNUAL SALE of FAT CATTLE and JL SHEEP will take place on Tuesdav, October 8th, 1889. JOHN FRANCIS, Auctioneer. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. SAINT PETER'S, CARMARTHEN. SALE OF A MOST VALUABLE FARM. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Boar'? Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, 28th September, 1889, tt 2.30 p.m., the rich, productive, and well-known Farm and Lands of Penlan, in the Parish of Saint Peter's, Carmarthen, containing 180 acres, 2 roods, and 18 perches. Possession on completion of purchase. Full par- ticulars in future advertisements, and in the meantime of the Auctioneer, at his Office in Nott-square, Car- marthen or of Mn. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. TO BE LET, with possession at Michaelmas next, No 9, Waterloo Terrace. For further particulars, apply to Mr John Francis, Auctioneer, Land Agent, and Valuer, Carmarthen.
THIS week has witnessed two events, both, in their way, of more or less importance —the one in North and the other in South Wales. Of course, we are allud- ing to the visit of Her Majesty, and to the series of meetings held at Brecon, and which go by the name of the Eisteddfod. With regard to the former event, it may be that the Royal Party came to North Wales with. a certain amount of doubt in their minds as to the kind of reception they were going to have. But that doubt, if it was ever entertained, was soon removed by the unquestionable dis- play of loyalty and respect shown them every- where. The different neighbourhoods through which her Majesty passed vied with each other in showing their enthusiasm and respect, and she left Wales for Scotland having expressed herself thoroughly pleased with her sojourn, which was anything but too long. Sovereign and subject, therefore, have every reason to feel pleased. The people of Wales have com- plained for a long time-and, may be, not without some cause—of a certain amount of coldness shown them by Royalty. But they may have done so in ignorance, not knowing how heavily taxed are the time and attention of members of the Royal Family. But the Welsh people have never been disloyal, even when they were ruled over by their own princes, whose battles they fought, and whose interests they maintainedxwhich is a clear proof that their hearts were not far out of place on the question of loyalty. Wales, at the present day, is as much alive. to the great and numerous advantages that spring from an alliance with such a powerful and honourable country as England, as any portion of Her Majesty's dominions, and ias equally aware of the immense influence for good such a noble life as that of the Queen is capable of produc- ing. The enthusiasm which on her recent visit greeted Her Majesty everywhere shows that the Welsh people are still sound at the core. Doubtless, much of that enthusiasm sprang from a desire that Her Majesty's visits in future may be less few and far between than they have been in the past. On the other hand, we look upon this genuine out- burst of loyal feeling as a firm and significant protest against the attempts made in certain quarters to cast a slur upon the Royal pro- gress. Mr Gee, of the Baner, with a few more Radicals of the advanced school in North Wales, tried to smother the sentiment of loyalty in Merioneth, Denbigh, and Flint. In this he has ignominiously failed. The Queen still reigns supreme in those localities, and as to Mr Gee, Churchmen and Nonconformists alike point at him the linger of scorn, and cry- Confusion on thy Banners' wait." In conclusion we may quote the words of a contemporary on the significance and im- I portance of the Royal visit:—" It has induced the Welsh people to give in the most emphatic and unmistakable manner the lie direct to those among them who, setting themselves up as leaders, would lead the more ignorant of the Welsh people into the paths of disloyalty. As soon as her Majesty had arrived their voices were no longer heard, and it may safely be said that at the present moment their power is dead for some time to come. What- ever troubles there may be in Wales-and troubles, it is to be feared, there certainly will be-it is quite certain that no word of disrespect to the Sovereign will be tolerated for a moment. A better result could surely not be desired from any Royal progress."
THOUGH the weather was all that could be desired on the opening day of the National Eisteddfod, the attendance was but a sorry recognition of the excellent arrangements resulting from the labour and forethought of the committee. The picturesque town of Brecon had arrayed itself in gala attire, and welcomed with open arms the stream of patriots who flocked in from all parts of the Principality. In fact, the varied attractions of the ancient borough, and its many points of interest, so occupied the attention of the visitors that the Pavilion, calculated to seat 10,000 spectators, did not contain a tenth of that number during the day. Father Ignatius, commenting upon the dreary array of empty benches, remarked that the unsatisfactory aspect might be improved at future meetings. The worthy Father proved a true prophet. The prize list was long and varied, more than L1050 being devoted to the purpose. This sum is well covered by the amount of subscrip- tions. A considerable balance should remain in hand, which, added to the value realised by the sale of tickets will, we trust, more than meet the heavy expense of erecting the Pavilion, and providing material for the even- ing concerts. The Eisteddfod is interesting as being, perhaps, the most useful and distinctly National Institution handed down to us from Archaic times. Our Saxon friends may smile at the quaint Bardic ceremonies, the signi- ficance of which is beyond the comprehension of their barbaric mind. The Eisteddfod is no mere meeting of Bards, they only add a romantic zest to the gathering, which has a very real and practical intention and result. The successful competitors who are led forward to receive the wreath of Bay and the mundane cheque have gained no easy victory; they have passed through as keen a competition as any Greek of old weeks and months of work and training have been patiently endured to fit them for the commendation of the adjudicator and the plaudits ot the spectators. Most nations, worthy of the name, have their distinctive sports and pastimes, but which of them can compare in peaceful and elevating character with the Welsh Eisteddfod? Whether the gentle character and polished manner of the Welsh is due directly to the influence of their national institution, or to the pure and ancient blood that flows in their veins, is beyond our province to speculate upon. The preparation for an Eisteddfod engenders a spirit of honest emulation, of discipline, and submission to recognised authority; it leads men to search after fact and truth, and to form opinions in accordance with them. By the encouragement of art in various branches it refines and elevates the mind of the people, and works absolutely and entirely for good, and as such is worthy of all encouragement. We must not, however, be led astray by our patriotism, by regard for our institutions, character, and language, to the belief that a nation, numbering less than H- million, can venture to stand altogether alone in the battle of life. Father Ignatius delivered a strongly sensational speech on Monday. Much of that speech we cannot endorse, and to one point we take distinct exception. In his sneer at the English tongue as being a mere money-making language, the Rev. Father spoke as a man who has shut himself off from the world and its cares; we cannot all follow his example, most of us have duties to perform and work to do. English may not have been the original language, it may not be the destined language of Paradise, we may even acknowledge it as a mongrel and much- abused tongue; but that does not alter its value as the practical commercial language of the world. All of us who desire to progress, or to enter with any chance of success into the race of life, are bound to speak it. By all means let us cherish the ancient tongue of which we are all justly proud, let us carefully preserve the many good traits of our national character, but do not let us throw away that, upon which our prosperity depends, let us claim to belong to that great and powerful union of races called Englishmen, but to be something further and yet nobler-Welshmen.
NOTICE TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Our friends must not blame as if they do not find their communications published in "the next issue." We do our best to give publicity to all readable matter sent in, but are obliged to get the Paper out in time. May we beg of them, and that not for the first time, to send us copy at their earliest convenience.—The EDITOR.
Society ant) personal. It was announced on the first day of the National Eisteddfod that the Prince of Wales' visit was not given up, but only postponed, and hopes are even entertained that the Queen herself may be induced to attend it at no distant period. # # # The Prizes offered were in some cases very large £150 for the best choir of 200 voices: £ 75 for the best one of 100 E100 for the best oil painting, fifty guineas for the best-Essay on developing the material resources of Wales. Strange to say only three competitors entered for the latter. A prize was also offered for the best performance on the triple-stringed Welsh Harp, and we were glad to find five competitors had entered. Most of the country houses in the neighbour- hood of Brecon are filled with guests for the National Festival. Sir Joseph Bailey, who was President the first day, came with a large party, including Sir James and Lady Hills-Johnes, Mr Gwynne Holford brought Lady Ormathwaite and Miss Walsh and Lord Tredegar, Mrs Wood of Gwernyfyd, Lady Elizabeth Byng, Col. and Mrs Davies Evans, and the Rev H. C. Russell, Sir James and Lady Drummond were prevented from being present through the sad death of Lady Ferguson-Davie.
local 3iitellioence. BOROUGH POLICE COURT.-The business on Monday at this police court was of little impor- tance. The magistrates present were-Messrs Howell Howells (mayor), C. W. Jones, J. Howell Thomas, and W. R. Edwards. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday morning the neighbourhood of Priory-street, Carmarthen, presented a very gay appearance, the display of bunting and the booming of cannon being in honour of the marriage of the sou of Mr S. Cruse, stationmaster, Great Western Railway. Unfortunately, the festivities were interrupted by the occurrence of a very deplorable accident. Soon after midday a lad named Williams, aged twelve, living at Tanerdy, fired an amateur-made gun, which, after the explosion of its contents, recoiled, and came in contact with the lad's fore- head, thereby causing a compound fracture of the skull. The poor boy managed to walk to the infirmary, where he was promptly attended to by Mr Creswick Williams, the house surgeon, and Mr W. Lewis Hughes, surgeon. The patient became unconscious soon after his admittance to the institution, and remained in that state for hours. His condition is very critical. 1ST V.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT.—Orders for the week ending September 7th, 1889. Officer for the week, Capt. Baker. Orderly sergeants, Wm. Lewis and Wm. Francis. This detachment will parade at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 6th inst., and march into the country, weather permitting. Full dress uniform, and Glengarry caps officers in patrole jackets and forage caps. Band to attend. Class-firing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 2.30 p.m (if the weather is fioe).- By order, G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Command- ing. CARMARTHENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.— At a meeting of the committee of this society, held at the Boar's Head Hotel, on Saturday last, for the purpose of appointing stewards for the year, arranging the jumping competition, and other business, there were present Mr T. Morris (in the chair), Messrs J. L. Philipps, R. Waters, Grismond Philipps, D. H. Thomas, J. Francis, E. W. Francis, W. W. Prosser, E. Lewis, R. Footman, and the secretary (Mr D. Prosser). It was resolved that those who paid Is for ad- mission to the show should be allowed to go free to see the jumping, and others to be charged 6d. each for admission. The secretary was ordered to arrange with the stewards and request them to see to the exhibitors keeping their animals in their proper places. Mr John Francis volunteered to see to the jumping competition in Mr Norton's field. It was proposed that the secretary write to thank Mr Norton for kindly lending his field for the jumping.—We beg to remind intending exhibitors at the forthcoming show on Friday, September 13th, that the entries close to-morrow (Saturday). The competition for the prizes for horses in harness will take place at one o'clock. The number of entries received in each class will be given in our next issue. i i THE Llanelly Habitation of the Primrose League has forwarded the following resolution to headquarters, and to Capt. Jones Parry, the late District Agent That the members of the Iddesleigh, No. 1963 (Llanelly) Habitation wish to convey to the Grand Council of the Primrose League their profound regret at the non-reappoint- ment of Captain Jones-Parry as agent for West Gwalia, who, during the two years the Habitation has been in existence, has always given them the utmost satisfaction and who at all times has been most willing and anxious, notwithstanding considerable inconvenience to himself, to attenc any meetings of the Habitation of the least importance, and to render any assistance thai might be required." To the regret of the wholt of the members Dr. Buckley, of Bradbury, hai resigned the Ruling Councillorship.
SALE OF PLAS CWRT HIR, NEAI CARMARTHEN. On Saturday, Messrs Walter Lloyd and So: put up for sale by auction at Carmarthen th Plas Cwrt Hir Estate, which is situated in th Vale of Towy, between Carmarthen and Liar stephan. The breaking up of this estate, whic was owned by the representatives of the late M W. B. Gwyn, attracted much attention, and the! was a large attendance at the sale, for whic Messrs G. and R. Thomas, Carmarthen, were th solicitors. The property, with the exception < the first two lots, lies in a ring fence, and tl farms are in good cultivation, being chief pasture land, well fenced and watered. The Plas Cwrt Hir residence is one of the most charm- ing spots in the district. The bidding was some- what slow, the 14 lots taking nearly three hours to dispose of, but every lot found a purchaser, and in some cases the bidding was spirited and even exciting. No less than 224,145 was realised in all, the aggregate rental being 2943 10s. The following were the results obtained :— Lot 1, Penclyn Farm, comprising 104a 2r 26p, let at;9140 per annum, sold for Xt,600, with .£100 for timber in addition, to Mr Davies, Cwmaubach. Lot 2. Danlanfach Farm, 18a 3r 37p, rent .£42, fetched 21,200 Mr R. Browne, solicitor, Carmar- then, who, we understand, was buying for a client. Lot 3, Waunmably Farm, 30a Or 34p, rant £ 50; £ 1,350; Mr R. Browne, Carmarthen. Lot 4, Pantyryn Holding, 5a lr 22p, JJ14 10s; sold for E400 to Dr. H. H. Davies, Llandyssil. Lot 5, Wauncorgamfach Farm, with two fields, together containing 66a Or 28p; rent JS142 sold for X3,340 to Mr Josiah Evans, Pencelly. Lot 6, Portis Farm, with two fields, together 54a 2r 2p; rent, JE113; sold for £ 2,220 to Mr W. Stubbs, Hastings. Lot 7, Llanygorse Farm, with one field, 53a lr 23p; let for £ 106; fetched X2,500 from Mr Jones, farmer, Cwmcastell, Newchurch. Lot 8, Llwyncelyn Holding, 13a 3r lip; rent £ 20: sold for A500 to Mr T. Lloyd, Laimnas-street, Carmarthen. Lot 9, Ddolwerdd Farm, of 28a lr 2p; rent, £ 35; S800, Dr. H. H. Davies, Llandyssil. Lot 10, Pwntanbach Farm, with a field and two cottages and gardens, together containing 29a 3r 28p; rent, JB65 6a; sold for j £ l,660 to Mr W. Stubbs, Hastings. Lot 11, Packet House and garden, 3a Or lp; rent, Y,5 10s; sold for JB155 to Mr Stubbs, Hast- ings. Lot 12, Drehedy Fields (three), 16a lr 4p; rent, £ 38; fetched .£845, from Mr W. Howell, Ystrad Walter. j Lot 13, Parkyddwylan Field, 13a3r4p; rent, JE32; sold for .£725 to Mr T. T. Evans, Manchester. Lot 14, Plas Cwrt Hir Mansion, garden, grounds, farm, and land, with Plas-ucha Cottage and garden, containing together 56a 3r 37p; rent, £ 140; sold tor £ 3,750 to Mr J. Lewis Philipps, Bolahaul, hear Carmarthen.
CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. A quarterly meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at Carmarthen, on Wednesday, Mr W. 0. Brigstocke, chairman, presiding. There were also present :—The vice- chairman, Mr Gwilym Evans Aldermen W. R. Edwards, Carmarthen John James, Llandovery Robert Scourfield, Llanstephan; D. James, Bailybedw, Pencader J. Lewis Philipps, Car- marthen; Lieutenant-General Sir James Hills- Johnes and Morgan Davies, Cwmivor, Llandilo and Councillors W. N. Jones (Bettws), D. L. Jones (Abergwili), C. E. Morris (Llangunnor), J. Ll. Thomas (St. Ishmael), Edward Davies (Cenarth), J. Lewis (Llangeler), H. Jones Thomas (Llanegwad), J. W. Gwynne-Hughes (Llandilo Urban), Thomas Powell (Llandilo Rural), George Jones (Cilycwm), Owen Bonville (Berwick), Jofceph Mayberry, Rev Phillip Phillips, Henry Wilkins, D. C. Parry, and W. J. Wilson (Llanelly), Rev W. E. Evans (Llanon), Lewis Davies (Caio), Rev W. Thomas (Llangadock), Evan Harries (Llanfihangel-ar- arth), D. Evans (Rhydcymmerau), J. D. Morse (Laugharne), Thomas Evans (St. Clears), Charles Jones (Conwil), John Davies (Trelech), John Llewellyn (Llanboidy), Rev W. Thomas (Whit- land), Thomas Jenkins, Henry Norton, D. H. Thomas, and D. R. Morgan (Carmarthen Borough), D. Stephens (Kidwelly Borough), and Colonel D. E. Jones (Llandovery Borough). VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. A vote of condolence with the family of Mr Davies, Bremenda, regretting the loss the Council had sustained by his death, was passed. CORRESPONDENCE. A very large amount of correspondence had been received since the last meeting, amongst which was the following The Local Government Board wrote that they had paid to the treasurer of the county 1:3,268 towards the relief of local taxation. The clerk stated that he had also paid to the treasurer 218 Is from the sale of registers of voters, and R3 10s from the hire of ballot boxes. A communication receive from the Local Government Board had reference to the sale of toll houses in the county, and enquired whether they had been offered to the persons who had the right of pre-emption, viz., the persons from whom the land on which the houses were built had been purchased, or the owners of the adjoining I land. The clerk replied to this that they had not yet been offered to these parties, but that the Council had been advised to do so, and in answer the Board advised the offer being made.-After a short discussion, power was delegated to the Main Roads Committee to sell such toll houses as they found after careful enquiry that the Council was entitled to, the first offer being given to the owners, and in cases of leaseholds to the reversion. In the event of any of the above persons declining to purchase, the committee were to take such steps as they thought best to realise the best possible price, and if in the opinion of the committee any of the houses should be pulled down, they were also authorised to carry out their removal. A resolution from the Denbighshire County Council, protesting against the new Intermediate Education Act for Wales on the ground that the powers of County Councils were not fully recognised, was laid on the table. With regard to railway rales in response to both a circular, and certain resolutions forwarded by the Lord Mayor of London, the clerk was in- structed to find out what other counties in South Wales were doing in regard to joining the Mansion House Association for opposing the revised schedule of railway rates, and to do what they have done. The report of the Joint Conference on this subject held a short time ago in Carmarthen, was also read, and the recom- mendation' as to engaging the services of Mr Frank Impey to oppose the new rates, and paying him £50 jointly with Cardigan and Pembroke, was adopted. A communication from Glamorganshire asking Carmarthenshire to appoint a committee to meet them with reference to the replacing of the present Loughor bridge with a stone structure was read. An objection was expressed to the county expending money in rebuilding this bridge, and the county bridge surveyor (Mr T. George), stated that the present structure was perfectly safe, but wanted occasional slight re- pairs. The following committee were appointed to meet Glamorganshire — Aldermen Williams and Hugh Nevill (Llanelly); Councillors W. J. Wilson (Llanelly), W. N. Jones (Bettws), and George Jones (Mothvey). A petition received from land owners on the banks of the rivers Amman and Loughor, com- plaining of the pollution of the rivers through refuse from the tinworks on the banks, was referred I to the General Purposes Committee. -Mr May- -berry (Llanelly), stated that from his own know- ledge the nuisance was quite preventible, and that at a very small cost. ledge the nuisance was quite preventible, and that at a very small cost. THE PRESENT ARRANGEMENT WITH THE TREASURER. The Chairman said the next matter was one he wished to bring forward. It was with reference to the present arrangement with the treasurer, s who was an efficient, painstaking, and courteous > officer. The old system under which he acted 1 was this. The rates as they were collected were t paid to him personally, and were paid in to t his private account at a private bank. Two s highly respectable and responsible sureties secured s him to the amount of £ 4,000. In this system he objected to one thing, and that was public money being kept in a private bank. He did not wish to make the slightest reflection against any private bank at all, but he simply brought the matter forward as a matter of business. Private n baiks, did not publish their accounts, e and had no body of shareholders upon whom the e public could come if there was a smash, as they l- might have noticed when there was a large loss h of public funds through the bankruptcy of the r Warwickshire Bank. His idea was that the e money should be placed in some Joint Stock h Bank but this he thought might be left to the Ie Finance Committee to consider. sf Mr W. J. Wilson (Llanelly), said there would ie be no difficulty in having their money kept by a ly Joint Stock Bank, for the Finance Committee could draw sufficient to meet the expenses every month from the chief account, and pay it into a district Bank. The Treasurer said there would be no objection on his part to the chairman's suggestion There were three Joint Stock Bauks in Carmarthen, and no doubt Jsuoh adequate security would be found by the transfer of Consols as to the place the safety of the public funds beyond all question. As regarded his own part in the matter all he wished was that sufficient funds should be placed at his disposal, as would enable his carrying out the directions of the Council. For his part he did not like to have large balances in the Bank, as they gave him increased responsibility. If the Council accepted the suggestion made by the chairman, and referred the matter to the Finance Committee, they would find no difficulty in arriving at a modus vivendi. Mr W J. Wilson (Llanelly), proposed that the matter be referred to the Finance Committee, and it was agreed to. PRINTING THE MINUTES, &C. The Chairman moved that the following be printed with and annexed to the agenda papers for the future :-The minutes of the preceding Council the minutes of committees held during the preceding quarter the treasurer's and chief constable's accounts for the quarter. The Vice-chairman seconded, and it was agreed to. It was decided that with the agenda paper for the annual meeting next November, the minutes of all the Council meetings this year should be issued. FUTURE APPOINTMENTS. Rev. William Thomas (Llangadock), moved That all future appointments of paid officers to serve under the Council be made after ex- amination or by tender, and that selection be made according to merit; that the salaries of all officers be paid in monthly or quarterly instal- ments and that no officer appointed by this Council be eligible to any pension at the expira- tio i of his term of office." The motion was lost. DAIRY SCHOOLS. Mr W. J. Wilson (Llanelly), moved That this County Council, either by itself or in con- junction with other County Councils of South Wales, takes the best possible means to bring under the notice of the Government or such department as may be necessary, the desirability and needfulness for something to be done in the interests of the agriculturists by grants from the State for the erection of dairy schools and fer agricultural lectures and that this, as well as other adjoining counties, should receive the same advantages in this way as other parts of the United Kingdom." Alderman Norton seconded, and it was carried. On the suggestion of Mr Wilson, the vice- chairman moved that Messrs D. H. Thomas, Derllys; Henry Norton, Carmarthen Lewis Davies, Gelly, Llancrwys Evans, Treventy J. Ll. Thomas, Tanylan J. D. Morse, Llandawke; and W. J. Wilson form a committee to meet the other County Councils on the matter, and that the clerk be instructed to communicate with the other Councils. This was also carried. BRIDGE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The bridge surveyor reported the bridges generally to be in a satisfactory state of repair. He asked for authority to do some repairs to four or five bridges. The report was adopted. THE TITHB AGITATION. Rev. W. Thomas (Whitland), moved "That we desire to enter an earnest protest against burdening the ratepayers of the county with the expenses of large bodies of constables at tithe sales. Mr Stephens (Kidwelly Borough), seconded. Sir James Hills-Johnes, Dolaucothy, proposed the following amendment, which he thought met the object of the motion That with a vief to save the ratepayers of the county from the burden of the expenses of the police constables at tithe sales we, the members of the Carmarthenshire County Council, shall in- dividually and collectively use our best endeavours to induce tithepayers to keep the peace, and obey the laws of the land, thereby do- ing away with the necessity of the police at tithe sales. Colonel D. E. Jones, seconded. After some discussion, the amendment was put, when five voted for it, and none against. However, the original motion was then put, and declared carried. EXPLOSIVES ACT, 1875. Mr Howell Rees' (Quarter Bach) motion, delegating the powers invested in the Council under the Explosives Act, 1875, to members of the Council resident in each petty sessional division of the county, was deferred to the next meeting. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS BY BALLOT. Mr D. Stephens (Kidwelly Borough), moved on behalf of the Rev. Thomas Evans (Cilycwm), That a petition should be presented to Parlia- ment by the County Council that the election of the guardians of the poor should be triennial, and by ballot, and that the other County Councils of Wales be informed of the same, and their co- operation invited." Rev W. Thomas (Whitland), seconded, and Alderman Norton supported the motion, which was carried. COMPENSATION TO OFFICIALS. Rev. W. Thomas (Whitland), moved, and the Rev. W. Thomas (Llangadock), seconded, the following resolution which was agreed to "That we desire to state distinctly that all persons engaged in future by this Council shall have no claim for superannuation money or com- pensation from the rates, and shall sign an agree- ment to the effect that they accept office on those conditions and the Finance Committee be in- structed to prepare such agreement, and also to consider a scheme for establishing a superannuation fund, similar to that which works so well among the county police (if deemed ad- visable), for the benefit of the Council's servants, and that such agreement and scheme be submitted for the approval of the whole Council at one of its ordinary meetings." COMMUNICATION FROM THE CARMARTHEN FISHERY BOARD. The Clerk read the reply from the Carmarthen Fishery Board, as to the alteration of the close season for coracle nets, asking that a committee from the Council should meet a committee from that Board, to confer on the matter. The follow- ing committee were appointed :-Alderwan W. R. Edwards, Councillors D. R. Morgan and T. Jenkins (Carmarthen Borough), C. E. Morris (Llangunnor), Howell Reea (Quarter Bach), and J. D. Morse (Laugharne). The proceedings shortly afterwards terminated.
LLANDILO PETTY SESSIONS. GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING. These sessions were held on Saturday last, be- fore Messrs B. Peel, J. C. Richardson, G. H. Strick and A. S. Stepney-Gulston. The licenses within the district were renewed with the exception of a few public-houses objected to by Chief Constable W. Philipps. These will come on for further consideration at the adjourned meeting. RED COW INN. A good deal of opposition was made to the application of Mr W. Jones, of the Canton Stores, for a renewal of the license of the Red Cow Inn, and its removal to new premises across the street to be called Canton House. Mr W. Robinson Smith (Swansea), instructed by Mr Edwin Jones (Spirit Vaults), appeared on behalf of some publicans in the town. Mr J. W. Nicholas (solicitor), instructed by Mr D. Morgan (Bridge- street), appeared for the temperance society, and Mr T. G. Williams (solicitor), was for the applicant. The preliminaries as to the service of the usual notices having been gone through, Mr Williams applied for the renewal. The Red Cow premises were held under a lease of 99 years from Lord Dynevor, by Mrs Rees, of Aberdare. It was an ancient public-house, in fact, one of the oldest in the town. Its license had never been opposed, and he (Mr Williams) was safe in saying that there had been no conviction against any of its holders. The applicant, Mr W. Jones, had taken the premises from Mr Henry Edwards, who had re- moved to the Half Moon Hotel, a little lower down the street in which the Red Cow was situated. The applicant had cultivated at the Red Cow quite a different class and kind of trade to Mr Edwards. Mr Jones had not encouraged people to drink on the premises, but carried on a wholesale trade, and was anxious to do so to the advantage of the town. There was some opposi- tion to the renewal, especially from Mr E. Jones, of the Spirit Vaults, who carried on a wholesale trade. There was also a temperance opposition, but he (Mr Williams) left their worships to draw their own conclusions as to its intrinsic value. Before he could apply for the removal of the license from the Red Cow, he had to ask their worships for its renewal. During the time Mr Jones had been at the Red Cow there had not been the slightest complaint by the police, and they would not now oppose its being again granted to Mr Jones. Chiefly this was an opposition by a person carrying on a trade of the like nature to the one carried on by the applicant, and in conclusion he would ask their worships not to be parties to it even in face of the fact that the opposer had gone down to Swansea to instruct one so well known for his forensic eloquence as Mr W. R. Smith, who appeared on his behalf. Mr W. Jones (Canton Stores), was the first witness called. He applied for the renewal of the license of the Red Cow. He did not wish to keep it as an ordinary public-house. To some extent he had during the previous year carried on the business of a retailer. He had taken out the excise license. Witness did not use his influence to get people to drink. Some of his family looked after the business. He lived on the other side of the road. The place was not quite closed as a residence. A person had resided in the back of the premises for the past year. That person was his tenant and paid rent, but did not look after the trade. The house was an honourable one. The house was what he could call a medium size. It was not a first class house, but would belong to the second class of such houses in the town. It had three rooms, a back kitchen and cellars for trade purposes. Croas-xamined by Mr Nicholas-The house had a bar in front kitchen. He had not used the bar. The parlour had been used as a bar. A stranger coming to the town would know it was an Inn." There were two painted screens in the windows. He could not exactly remember what had been painted upon them. He knew that his name was on the screens, but could not repeat all the writing. The front door was oftener shut than open. The Bench renewed the license. Mr Williams next applied for the removal of the license from the Red Cow to the new pre- mises opposite. The affixing of the notices on the Church door and their due and proper service were proved by Mr John Bowen (parish clerk) and Mr John Phillip Griffiths, clerk to Mr L. Bishop, Magis- trates' Clerk. Mr Henry Herbert, Brynmarlais, Llandebie, surveyor, was the first witness. He produced the plans of the new premises. They were suitable for carrying on the trade of a licensed victualler. Two good rooms and a cellar could be used for such a purpose. They were three storeys high. A stable adjoined, and a good sized yard was also close to the premises. The premises could bo rented at 215 per annum. By Mr W. R. Smith-There was not much difference between the Red Cow and the new premises. The new building had been com- pleted. He could not say if it was all occupied. There was a smithy below the yard. He could not exactly say whether it opened in two different ways. By Mr Nicholas-He could not say that the stable in the yard was one belonging to and used by Lord Dynevor. The premises were con- venient as a tap-room. The house had not so many rooms as the Red Cow. The new premises had been used as a stores by Mr Jones, and it adjoined the house in which he lives. Mr \V. Jones next gave evidence. The trade he intended carrying on was to be like the one at the Red Cow. It was to be a wholesale trade. He did not intend to encourage people to drink. The new premises were on the side of the road in which he lived. The stable was one used by the Red Cow, and persons had to go across the street in order to get to it. He intended devoting two rooms to the trade. He was well acquainted with the premises of Mr Edwin Jones (Spirit Vaults), but he declined to say anything at all about them. He did not intend to keep open on Sundays, but he would not refuse drink to a t aveller. Mr Superintendent Picton Philipps gave evidence as t,) the respectable position of the applicant, and that he was quite qualified and competent to carry on the trade of a victualler. By Mr W. R. Smith-He did not think that the public would be more convenienced than at the Red Cow. By Mr Williams-On fair days cattle lined the road for 150 yards lower down the street. A large number of lodgers were generally accommo- dated at the Half Moon. lie had not heard of any opposition from the Half Mocn. Mr W. R. Smith, in addressing their worships, held that there was no evidence to justify the removal. Practically speaking the premises con- sisted of three rooms, a stable belonging to the Red Cow, a yarc, and a smithy, which had no special connection with the premises. Was that s'lch a premises as their worships would grant a license to on the first application ? Surely the accommodation of the public was the first thincr they had to enquire into, and he failed to see that any evidence had been tendered which had substantiated Mr W. Jones' claim so as to enable them to grant his application on that important point. Mr Nicholas, in addressing their worships, said that the temperance people in the town were quite within their province in their opposition. Mr Williams had questioned their locus standi, but such an application could be opposed by any one who felt deiirous of doing so. The question was, Would Mr W. Jones carry on a like business to the one which he had nurtured at the Red Cow ? That was a very questionable matter, and one upon which they based the grounds of their opposition. It was simply absurd for any person to say that he intended carrying on such a trade without offering encouragements for people to drink. It was a direct contradiction in terms. He (Mr Nicholas) would not raise any objection if it could be clearly shewn that the public were going to be better accommodated, and that their wants were to be met in a practical manner, but no evidence had been adduced to shew that fact. Within the same street there were already two large and very commodious public-houses, viz., the King's Head and the Half Moon, and a large number of visitors could be well accommodated in them. A petition against the application, signed by 60 or 70 leading inhabitants of the town, was produced by Mr Nicholas. Their worships, how- ever, could take no notice of it, and granted the removal of the license to the new premises. SUNDAY DRINKING. Wm. Griffiths, PJasbach, Llandebie, labourer; Richard Thomas, Llandebie, mason Lewis Lloyd, Llandebie, labourer David Evans, Llan. debie, labourer; David Rees, Llandebie, mason and William Davies, College, Llandebie, were, on the complaint of P.C. Alfred Bryant, fined each 28 6d and costs for being present at the Red Cow Inn, Llandebie, and at the College Inn, Llan- debie, during illegal hours on Sunday.
BIRTH. HUGHES.—On the 24th inst., at Canton, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. James Hughes, Western Mail office, of a son. MARRIAGE. EVANS- WILLIAMS. -On the 14th inst., at the Parish Church, Cilycwm, by the Rev. T. D. Evans, vicar, E. Evans, M.D., Emporia Kansas, U.S.A., to Catherine, second daughter of Mr. Daniel Williams, Cilycwm, Llan- dovery. DEATHS. EVANS.-Auo,ust 25th, at the Vicarage, Llan- stephan, Rev. B. Evans, vicar, aged 89 years. EVAN.S.-On the 29th inst after a short and severe illness, at Cardiff, Mr. Rhys Evans (youngest son of the late Mr Thomas Evans, Three Horse Shoe Inn. Magazine row, in this town), deputy overseer of the Western Mail, Cardiff, aged 48 years.