A GRAND BAZAAR AT LLANSTEPHAN. A BAZAAR will be held at Llanstephan on Mon- day, August 4th, in aid of Llanybri Church Restoration Fund, under distinguished patronage. Stalls will be presided over by Mrs Morris, Coonibe Mrs Davies, The Vicarage and other ladies. Any contributions in money, or work, will lie most thankfully received and acknowledged by Mrs Davies, Vicarage, Llanybri, Llanstephan. On the. following evening, a most enjoyable Theatrical Entertainment will 1)f given at the same place, by an excellent party of ladies and gentlemen from Ferryside. As the sum of £ 200 is still wanted for the restoration work, the kind patronage and support of the friends of the Church is earnestly solicited. CARMARTHEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. THE TWENTIETH EXHIBITION of the above Society will be held in the Market Place, Car- marthen, on Tuesday, the 29tli July, 1890. Entries of exhibits should be sent to THOMAS PARKINSON, Esq., Castle Piggin, near Carmarthen or to EDWARD VALUHAN, Esq., The Parade, Carmar- then, hon. sees. and Schedules may be obtained of either of the Hon. Sees., viz. :—Messrs. Thomas Parkinson, Castle Piggin; Edward Vauglian, The Parade: John Lewis, Guildhall-square Jaiiies Brig- stooke, King-street; Rowland Browne, Hall-street; Vincent Thomas, Starling Park all of Carmarthen. THE TIVYSIDE AGRICULTURAL SHOW WILL be held at Newcastle-Emlyn on Friday, the 29th day of August next. PRESIDENT J. VAUGHAN COLBY, Esq., Rliosygilwen. THOMAS EVANS, Secretary. Cefncwrt, Llangranog, May 30th, 1890. NOTICE. I DAVID DAVIES. of Esgerddedwydd, Llan- > dyssil, Cardiganshire, hereby give Notice that I will not be responsible for any debt or debts incurred by my wife Sarah Davies. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. PTIENDERS arc invited for building CHANCEL, 1 TRANSEPTS, &c., to St. Marys Church, Court Henry, Carmarthenshire. Plans and specification may be seen by appointment and application to me at Llandilo from the ltith to the 28th inst. Tenders endorsed" Court Henry Church," and delivered to my address by the 30th of June, 1890. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. D. JENKINS, A.R.I.B.A., M.S.H., Architect, Llandilo. TO HOT WATER ENGINEERS, Ac. rpENDERS are invited for heating the Shire Hall, X Carmarthen, by hot water. Plans and speci- fication may be seen at the Shire Hall between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and further particulars can be had if required, from the County Surveyor, Mr Daniel Phillips, Carmarthen. Tenders to be sealed and marked Tender for heating Apparatus," are to be sent to the undersigned by July 5th next. The Joint Standing Committee do not bind them- selves to accept the lowest or any Tender. THOMAS JONES, Clerk of the Peace. Llandovery, June 12th, 1890. TO BE LET LLANGRANOG. rpo BE LET for the season, that desirable House X called PENTliE ARMS," lately been under Bxtensive repairs, containing Sitting, Dining, and 5 Bedrooms fronting the sea. For particulars apply to MR. EVAN JENKINS. TO HOTEL KEEPERS AND OTHER CAPITALISTS. rpO BE LET, and entered upon at Michaelmas I next, all that very Desirable and Old-established FAMILY and COMMERCIAL HOTEL called "THE BLACK LION ROYAL HOTEL," LAM- PETER, Cardiganshire. The House contains coffee, commercial, and private sitting-rooms, billiard-room, commodious bedrooms, and other conveniences, and has good stabling and coach-house accommodation, also a large garden. With the Hotel will also be let about 26 acres of excellent Meadow and Pasture Land. The Hotel is situate in the principal street, opposite the Town-hall, where the courts of assize, quarter sessions, county-court, and county council meetings arc held. Visitors and others staying at the Hotel have the right of fishing for five miles on the banks of the Teify, noted for its salmon and trout. For Further Particulars apply WILLIAM DORAN, Peterwell Estate Office, Lampeter. May 31st, 1890. TO -L, :P, -r WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, THE CROWN INN, JILANDYSSIL. The above Inn is situated in a good position for doing a large trade, and is a DOUBLE-LICENSED HOUSE, WITH BACK PREMISES, And has (t 1arye Garden in which extensive Stabling may be built. The extension of the Railway to Newcastle-Emlyn will also much improve the trade. APPLY TO D. E. LEWIS & SON, THE MERLIN BREWERY, May 9th, 1890. CARMARTHEN. FOR SALE. FOR SALE, TWO spleudid microscopes, cost £ 30 and £ 15 new cornet, cost £ 0 (nothing worse), fishing boots, patent leather slippers, overcoat (never worn) of West- End make, frock coat ditto, and other articles of apparel, including an ulster Escretoire, grand piano, old-fashioned clock, and a gold Albert chain. Will be sold at a great sacrifice.—"Lex," Journal, Carmar- then. CARMARTHENSHIRE. FREEHOLD FARM, in the Parish of Llanllwni, FOR HALE. FOR SALE uy PRIVATE CONTRACT, the Messuage Farm and Lands, called CORNEL," in in the Parish of of Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire, con- taining by admeasurement 77a. or. lip., or thereabouts, of excellent Meadow, Pasture, and Arable, Land, on the banks of the river Teify. The Farm is situate about 2! miles from Llanybyther, and is bounded by the river Teify for about half-a-inile. Tenders to be suit to us on or before the 1st July next. i r Further particulars may also be obtained from us— DAVID LLOYD & SON, Solicitor, Lampeter. 18th June, 189o. SOUTH WALES.—PEMBROKESHIRE. PRELIMINARY ADVERTISEMENT of the highly important and exceedingly valuable Free- hold Residential Estate, called ROBESTON HALL" (in the parish of Robeston West, in the county of Pem- broke, distant about two miles from the far-famed harbour of Milford Haven, and about six miles distant from the market and post town of Haverfordwest), which will be shortly offered for SALE. It comprises an excellent Family Residence, with gardens, greenhouses, &c. also very large and com- modious farm buildings, and the estate, in a ring fence, extends to 354a. 3r. 15p. of rich and productive arable, pasture, and woodland, in a high state of cultivation some of the grass lands being considered the most fertile pastures in the county. There are several labourers' cottages on the farm. The estate will be offered as a whole in the first instance, and if not sold will then be put up in lots, as shown in the plan. Particulars with plans will shortly be issued, and in the meantime any further information may be obtained of Sir Owen H. p, Scourfield, Bart., Williamston, 1 Haverfordwest. ^AKMARTHENSIHRE. MAESYPWLL, in the PARISH of CONWILELVET. rpo BE SOLD, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, the X above FREEHOLD FARM, comprising a good dwelling-house, barn, stable, cow-liouse, and piggeries, and 55 acres, or thereabouts, of highl" improvable, arable, meadow, and pasture land, in the occupation of Mr John Thomas. The farm is in a good state of cultivation, f.nd has an abundant supply of water. For particulars and to treat apply to Messrs J. Howell Thomas and Co., auctioneers, estate agents, and surveyors, Carmarthen, 0 SALES BY AUCTION. PAIUSH OF SAINT ISHMAEL, CAR- M ARTHEN SHIRE. MR D. T. MORRIS has been instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Car- marthen, on .Saturday, the 21st day of June, 1890, at 2 p.m., the following valuable FREEHOLD FIELDS, marthen, on Saturday, the 21st day of June, 1890, at 2 p.m., the following valuable FREEHOLD FIELDS, being part of the farm of Penalltfach, bounded by the farms of Penallt and Danlan, and comprising some of the most productive Pasture Land in the locality. A. u. P. LOT 1. Upper and Lower Parcmoor, Parey- diad, and The Moors 20 2 35 LOT 2. Parc-clover, Lower Llan, and Upper Llan 23 0 17 LOT 3. Parc-yr-allt 0 3 14 A 50 2 2(; Further information and particulars may be obtained of the Auctioneer at Ferryside, or of MR. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. PARISH OF LLANDYSSILIOGOGO, CAR- DIGANSHIRE. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY. MR. BEES THOMAS is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Porth Hotel, Llandyssil, on Thursday, 26th June, 1890, at 2 o'clock in the after- noon, subject to Conditions of Sale to be then and there read, all that Farm, Lands, and Premises, called "PKHTHYHONWY," in the Parish of Llandyssiliogogo, with well-built Dwelling-house and requisite Outhouses, containing by admeasurement 73a. Or. 351)., or there- abouts, and now in the tenure or occupation of Mr Evan Lloyd. The Timber on the farm is valued at jE40, which sum will have to be paid by the Purchaser in addition to the Purchase Money. The river Clettwrfawr, which is celebrated for its trout fishing, runs through the estate, and the property is conveniently situated near the village of Talgarreg, and is intersected by the public road leading from Llandyssil to Newquay, distant from the former (Railway Station), six miles, and from the latter place, seven miles. The Farm Houses and Outbuildings are roofed with Carnarvon slates, having been put in repair by the landlord, and the whole of the land, which is meadow, arable, and pasture, is of the best quality. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, or to J. H. EVANS, Solicitor, Newcastle-Emlyn. Green Park, Llandyssil, 12th May, 1890. T I RYD A I L, AMMANFORD, CARMARTHENSHIRE, CLOSE TO TIRYDAIL STATION, G.W.R. Importa at Sale of Superior MILCH CO WS, CARRIA «E MARE, valuable COLTS, Standimj HAY, tOc. MR. JOHN FRANCIS has received instructions from Mr W. N. Jones (who has terminated his milk contracts, and is giving up his dairy farming), to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on Tuesday 1st July, 1890, his valuable herd of Dairy Cows, Heifers and Calves, together with the following useful Horses and Colts, viz., 1 well-bred carriage mare, 16.2, rising 4 years 1 cart horse, 1 valuable Roan colt by ''Young Honesty," dam a well-known mare by "Sportsman"; 1 bay filly by "Young Honesty," dam by Mr Jones' fast trotting mare Bess 1 very promising colt, and 1 ditto filly by Mr Williams' (LIwynrhaf) well-known horse, and 6 pigs, together with 20 Acres of well-grown Horse Hay, in lots to suit purchasers. The Auctioneer confidently invites attention to this Sale the cows are cross-bred (Shorthorn and Ayrshire) have been carefully selected for their milking qualities, and are in full profit. Catalogues can be had at Tirydail, or from the Auctioneer, Carmarthen. Luncheon on the Table at 1 o'clock. Sale to cummcnce at JO. Credit on Conditions. Arrangements will be made for all trains to stop at Tirydail Station. Auction and Estate Agency Office, Carmarthen, June 13th, 1890. SALE THIS DAY! LLANELLY, CARMARTHENSHIRE. Important Sale of a Freehold Farm, Accommoda- tion Lands, Dwelling-houses, Building Sites and Ground Rents, as also of several Leasehold Dwelling-bouses and Ground Rents in the Parish of Llanelly, in the County of Carmarthen. MR. S. N. POWELL has received instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Athenieum Hall, Llanelly, on the 20th inst. (to-day) the Farm and extensive Plantation, known as Llwyn- celyn (otherwise Paxton's Allotment), a Freehold Field and large Open Quarry at Genwen (Cwm- felin), highly suitable for building purposes, several Freehold Dwelling-houses and Building Sites at the same place, a large number of Freehold Ground Rents and Lands at Felinfoel, Dafen, Llandafen Genwen, Cwmfelin, Dolau, New Dock and Seaside also numerous Leasehold Ground Rents, including Three Public Houses at Seaside, with a very Valuable Reversionary Interest, expectant on the determination of several of the Underleases also the Freehold Public House and Premises, known as the CORNISH ARMS," and the Dwelling-houses adjoining near the entrance to the Lead Works, Seaside. ALSO A NUMBER OF SHARES IN THE CARMARTHEN GAS COMPANY; the Llanelly and Mynydd Mawr Railway Company, and the Llanelly Iron Shipping Company, Limited. Further particulars may be obtained of the Auctioneer, 3, Park-street, Llanelly, or of W. BUCKLEY RODERICK, Solicitor, Llanelly. 18th June, 1890. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. THE MAESLLAN ESTATE, Situate in the Parish of Llansawel, Carmarthenshire. MR. DAVID THOMAS is instructed to pre- pare for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, the above-mentioned Desirable and Valuable Freehold Property. Full particulars, with date of Sale, will shortly appear. Particulars, with Plans and Conditions of Sale, are in course of preparation, and may shortly be obtained of Messrs. Barker, Morris, and Barker, solicitors; and of Mr David Thomas, surveyor and land agent, all of Carmarthen. COUNTY OF PEMBROKE. Parishes of FISHGUARD, LLANWNDA, JORDAN- STONE, <0 ST. MARTIN'S, HAVERFORDWEST. Highly important Sale of Freehold Farms, Houses, and Accommodation Land, situate in the above Parishes, comprising several rich Pasture Fields and Houses, near the Towns of Fishguard and Haver- fordwest, the well-known Farms and small Holdings, called Castle-fartin, Llanfartin, Stop and Call, Peny- rallt, Ffynnon-clyn, Blaenrhos, Kille, Llanwnda, Tresinwen, and Clegyr, including extensive rights of Common in the Parish of Llanwnda. Most of the lots are within a short distance of the Town of Fishguard, while several are in close proximity to the growing and fashionable watering-place of Goodwick. MR. DAVID THOMAS is favoured with instruc- tions to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUC- TION, at the Commercial Hotel, Fishguard, at 2 o'clock sharp, on Thursday, the 31st day of July, in lots, the above-mentioned valuable and attractive FREEHOLD PROPERTY. Particulars, with Plans and Conditions of Sale, may be had of Mr David Thomas, Land Agent and Sur- veyor, Carmarthen or of MESSRS. EATON EVANS & WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Haverfordwest. 4_- CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF LLANDEFEILOV d- ST. PETER'S. Important Sale of a Valuable FREEHOLD FARM and Highly Valuable ACCOMMODATION LA ND, close to the Town of Carmarthen. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & CO. have 1.J.. been favoured with instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, in the month of July next, the valuable Freehold Farm and Lands known as BLAENYCWM and "CILWG," situate in the Parish of Llaiulefeilog, and containing about 50 acres (more or less) of Pasture and Arable Lands, now in the occupation of Mr Watts. Also that Freehold Field called MORFA," one of the richest in this fertile district, adjoining the Brick- works, and containing about 5 acres in the occupa- tion of Mr James Fontaine. Further particulars will duly appear, and in the meantime may be obtained of Mi ssrs Barker. Morris, and Barker, Holicitors, or of Messrs J. Howell Thomas and Co., auctioneers, estate agents, and surveyors, Carmarthen. PEMBROKESHIRE. HEADBOROUGH, IN THE PARISH OF WALWYNCASTLE, And distant about four miles from Haverfordwest, three-and-a-half miles from Milford Haven, and two- and a-half from Johnston Station on the Great Western Railway. IMPORTANT SALE OF A VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD 1 ARM. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. iVTEKSRS J. HOWELL THOMAS & Co. have IVJL been favoured with instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Castle Hotel, Haverfordwest, in the month of July next, the valuable Freehold Farm and Lands called HKADUOKOI:<;H," possessing a newly built Dwelling-house and capital outbuildings, and comprising about 103 acres of Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land facing the South, and having a good supply of excellent water. On the estate is a valuable (Quarry of Building Stone. Further particulars will shortly appear, and in the meantime may be obtained of Messrs DavieS, George, & Co., Solicitors, Haverfordwest; W. Morgan Griffiths, Esq., Solicitor, Carmarthen or of Messrs J. Howell Thomas & Co., Auctioneers and Estate Agents, Car- marthen. CARMARTHENSHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, 5th July next, that valuable Freehold Field, called "PAHKYCEGEK," adjoining the Parade, in the Town of Carmarthen, and those Freehold Farms and Small Holdings, known as GLYNSIW-ISSA," (I r.ou," CEURIG-YR-WYN (or "Lambstonc,") TALYFAN- UCHAE," and EISTEDDFA," all containing an area of nearly 750 acres, situate in the several Parishes of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, Llangunnock, Abernant, and Llannon. Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Dudley W. Drummond, Esq., Portiss Cliff, Ferryside Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer and surveyor, Carmarthenshire; or of Messrs Pitts, Tucker & Sons, solicitors, Barnstaple, Devon. CARMARTHENSHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, on SATURDAY, the 28th day of June, 1890, at 1 o'clock, at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen, the following FREEHOLD PRO: PERTY, viz. :-Borotiflh of Kidwelly: Holloway Farm Accommodation Fields, and several Build- ing Sites. Parishes of Penboyr and Cilrhedyn Penllwyncoch Farm, Danysmbbin Factory and Land, Godreffoesgelen, and another Common Allotment. Parishes of Ltaitflhaik(l(,t-ar-Arth Cross Inn Fawr, Cross Inn Fach, Bwlchnewydd, Cwrtygollen, several Building Sites and Accommodation Fields, an Allot- ment of Common, and a charge of £ 31 13s. annual rental from the Manchester and Milford Railway Company. Town of Carmarthen: Dwelling-houses and Shops, being Nos. 17, 18, li), and 20, Chapel- street, and Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Jackson's-lane No. :J, St. Catherine-street; Garden in St. Catherine- street and two large Gardens near Peutrepotli. Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer, and surveyor, Carmarthen or of W. Hughes Jones, Esq., solicitor, Aberystwyth. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF MERTHYR & MYDRIM. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is favoured with instruc- tions to SELL by AUCTION, in July next, those two exceedingly valuable Freehold Farms, known as PARKYBERLLAN and" PLASPAHKE," containing about 280 acres, and held severally by Mr William Evans and Mr William Phillips. Further particulars will duly appear, and may be obtained of Mr John Francis, Auctioneer, Land Agent, Valuer and Surveyor, Carmarthen or of MR. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. PARISHES OF LLANYBYTHER & PENCARREG CARMARTHENSHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will offer for SALE by AUCTION, at the Black Lion Hotel, Llanyby- ther, on Monday, July 7th, 1890, at 2 p.m., those two very desirable Farms and Lands, known as BLAENPADERNIN-UCHA and BLAENPADERNIN-ISSA," containing 141a. 2r. 26p., more or less, situate, and distant about 2 miles of Llanybyther and 3 miles of Lampeter. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, surveyor, land agent, and valuer, Carmarthen orof H. P. Cobb, Esq., solicitor, 53, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C. WANTED. WANTED, experienced GENERAL SERVANT, able to do plain cooking; good reference. Wages, £ 16.—Apply 23, High-street, Cardiff.
THE GOVERNAIENT PROPOSALS. Whatever may be thought of the Govern- ment proposals for the economy of time in Parliament, there can be no question that a reform in the procedure of that body is absolutely necessary, unless the business of the country is to remain at the mercy of a band of obstructionists. The evident disgust of these gentlemen at Mr W. H. Smith's proposal is a sufficient guarantee for its necessity and for its efficacy. Mr Gladstone, who apparently is aware of the impossibility of conducting business without some such reform, merely desires to refer the matter to a select com- mittee to report upon. It is from the irresponsible members of his party that opposition is to be apprehended. It seems unreasonable that the labour expended upon the early stages of a Bill should be labour lost if it does not pass into law during the session, and that the weary debate upon principles should be repeated at the next meeting of Parliament. Under the present system it is almost impossible that the details of any intricate Bill can receive sufficient at- tention, so much time is wasted in wrangling over the early stages that the arrangement of details in committee is left to so late a period of the session, that they cannot be carefully considered, with the result that further amendments are necessary. The Govern- ment seek to obviate this growing evil, fivstly, by preventing any Bill, except money Bills, continuance Bills, or Bills returned from the House of Lords with amendments, from being proceeded with after the 15th of July. Further, that any Public Bill that has reached the committee stage, or has been reported by a standing committee, may by resolution of the House be suspended and resumed at the same stage during the following session of the same Parliament. If the Government proposal is accepted, as it undoubtedly will be, the leader of the House will recommend that the committee on the Irish Land Purchase Bill be adjourned to next session, and that the energies of the House be devoted to the pass- ing of the Local Taxation, Tithes, Western Australia Constitution, Indian Councils, Barracks and Census Bills, while the Police, Houses of the Working Classes, and Savings Banks Bills will after the second reading be referred to the standing committee. Mr Sexton calls this an enormous legislative pro- gramme, but as Mr Smith pointed out the Local Taxation Bill with its licensing clauses forms the only contentious matter, and the re- maining Bills may be expected to pass into law without lengthy debate. If so much useful legislation elii be carried out during the session, the public will have no cause of com- plaint, and Mr Smith seems both confident and sanguine.
PUBLICANS AND PHARISEES. I Mr Acland's amendment to the first clause of the Local Taxation Bill was rejected on Friday last. It is to be hoped that the remain- ing clauses may be disposed of with less waste of time. The only practical result of the debate has been to show the chameleon character of Mr Gladstone and the other leaders of the Liberal Paity. The elasticity of their views upon the compensation clauses is marvellous, and fully bears out the remarks made by Professor Tyndall, that whatever Mr Gladstone utters is adopted and repeated by the Liberal Press and Party with the unfail- ing accuracy of a phonograph. When it suited his purpose Mr Gladstone told us in speaking of publicans, that "considering the legislative, title thetj had acquired, and the recognition of their position in the proceedings uf the House Jor (t long series of gears, they ought not to be placed at a disadvantage on I account of the particular impression we may entertain in relation to the mischief connected with the present licensing system." Again in 1SS0 Mr Gladstone said that "We ought not to allow our prejudices with regard to this particular trade to cause us to deviate by a hair's breadth from the principle that Parlia- ment has always acted upon, namely, that when a vested interest has been created, the question of compensation should be considered when such vested interests are proposed to be dealt with by Parliament." The oracle hav- ing spoken, it is not surprising that his followers, not only endorsed the principle, but went further and enlarged upon it. Sir William Harcourt declared that Some people wanted to meddle with the rights of the owners of public houses, and unless we set our faces against the whole system, liberty itself would suffer." Mr Morley went further, and wrote that lie should strongly oppose any legislation which should overlook the fact, that immense capital has been embarked in the trade, in the ordinary expectation that the trade would not be interfered with." Compensation for dis- turbance was the avowed principle of the Liberal Party ten years ago, how do they justify their sudden change of front ? A Conservative Government in 1890 brings in a Bill that embodies, in a mild form, the very principles so strongly advocated by Mr Gladstone, Mr Morley, and Sir Win. Harcourt in 1880; we naturally expected these gentle- men to prove their consistency by helping to pass the Bill into law, but they are in deadly hostility to it. Sir Will. Harcourt is no longer prepared to stand up for liberty; and Mr Gladstone is prepared to deviate widely from his principles when the opportunity presents itself for hampering or obstructing his political opponents. Mr Gladstone professes himself satisfied with the present law of licensing, but com- plains that it has been administered with too lavish a hand. May be that it has. Magistrates like other persons have individual views, and there are not wanting some who extend the principles of free trade into the business of the publican, with the I eSlllt that licensed houses have multiplied in localities where they are not perhaps absolutely required. It is the fault of the law that it did not limit the discretionary power of the licensing authority, yet when it is proposed to improve that law by prohibiting the issue of new licenses, Mr Gladstone is prominent in opposition. Mr Gladstone is anxious to throw the onus of the suppression (without compensation) of public houses upon the County Councils, fondly imagining that they would at once enter upon the task—would they ? We have a higher opinion of our Council members and ot their sense of justice than he has, we do not believe that they would compass the ruin of any particular class of the community. There is, however, another factor that would reflect with peculiar strength upon the members of the Councils the liquor interest is a powerful force, and embraces many interests outside its immediate circle, these would all have to be taken into account at the triennial election, and might well cause the heart of the stoutest candidate to quail. If injustice is con- ternplated to their body, the liquor interest properly organised and set in motion will im- peril many a seat. Theoretically the Councils ought to be the licensing authority, and no I doubt in time will be, but that they, an elected body, will exercise their powers, when the time comes, in a more stringent manner than the magistrates, is extremely doubtful. It was always open to the interested public to oppose the granting of licenses, and if they did not avail themselves of their opportunities they have themselves to blame. At the present moment Bung and his fortunes arc the sport of political parties, and form a convenient field of battle, but putting aside political exigencies it is impossible to argue with any sense of justice, that it is right to withdraw a license, and to ruin a well conducted publican, who has invested capital in his business on the strength of Mr Gladstone's assurance that he had a vested interest in his trade, and should be compensated if disturbed, having acquired a legislative title; or of Sir Wm. Harcourt's declaration that to interfere with the publicans rights would be to interfere with liberty. There are, however, a vast number of publicans who have invested little or no capital, who derive a very precarious income from their business, and whose interest could be acquired at small cost. Under the provisions of the present Bill, the Councils might do much to lessen the number of these houses, and if such action proved beneficial it should not be beyond the power of our legislators to devise an equitable plan for further reduction. The opposition to the tentative scheme of the Government savours too much of intolerance and oppressiveness. tA
The Queen has presented Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with a bust of herself by Mr Boehm in remembrance of her visit to Waddesdon in May. Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, the second son of Prince and Princess Christian, has arrived at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, from Germany, on a visit to his parents. His Highness, who is an officer in the 23rd (Hessian) Dragoons, will return, after three weeks' stay in England, to Darmstadt, where his regiment is quartered. When the German Emperor visited the Queen last yeor, great inconvience was experienced on ac- count of the want of a State banqueting hall at Osborne House. Her Majesty has now deter- mined to build one of magnificent proportions, the foundation of which will be laid upon the lawn, on the west side of the house, forming almost a quadrangle of the space in front of the Queen's private entrance. The operations now being commenced will not interfere with the usual visit of the Queen to the Isle of Wight at the latter end of July. The Press Association states that the Duchess of Fife, Princess Louise of \A ales, was delivered of a still-born male child on Monday evening at Slieen House, Richmond, Surrey, the country residence of the Duke of Fife. The condition of her Royal Highness was on Tuesday evening reported to be fairly satisfactory. The Princess of Wales, who went to Ascot on Monday after- noon, is expected at Sheen House to visit her daughter. Viscountess Emlyn recently gave a very pretty ball in Hereford-gardens. The house was handsomely draped with curtains festooned in gracefi 1 folds, whilst hanging baskets of flowers in all the looms, as well as the floral profusion which covered the mantelpieces, made the whole mis<tn-»:ene very striking. The BIIR Hungarian Band was in attendance. A very large and fashionable throng was present, including the Marchioness of Downshire and Lady Olivia Taylour, the Countess of Longford and Lady Katharine Pakenham, Lady Louisa Egercon and Miss Egerton, Mr and Lady Harriet Cavendish and Lady Ada Osb me, Lady Helen and Miss Macgregor and Lady Helen Srewait- Murray, Lady Jane Taylor and Miss Taylor, Lady Theresa and Miss Boyle, Lady Louisa and Miss Fielding, Lady Catherine Yane and Lady Lousia Cecil, Lady Penrhyn and the lion. Miss Pennant, Countess of Galloway and Miss Hilda Stewart, Countess of Macclesfield and the Ladies Parker (-), Lady Mackenzie and Miss Muriel Mackenzie, Countess of Lindsey and Lady Mary Bertie, Lady Constance Howard, Earl of Cawdor, Lady Muriel Boyle, Mrs Macgregor and Miss Macgregor, the Hon. Mrs Augustus and Miss Calthorpe, Mrs George Finch and Miss Sybil Fliiel-L, Ilrs Casberd-Botelcr and Miss Inez Casberd-Boteler, and Mrs and Miss Langley. Miss Mary Anderson, the well-know American actress, was married at St. Mary's Catholic Chapel, Hampstead, on Tuesday, to Mr Antonio-de- Novarra. The ceremony was a very quiet one. Mr Charles Webley Hope, son of the late Admiral Hope, who lias recently returned from India, was presented at the Levee, on Monday last, at St. James' Palace, by the Secretary of State. A marriage has been arranged between Marguerite, daughter of the late Sir Andrew Agnew Bart., and Lady Louisa Agnew, and Mr Dudley Drummond, of lortiselitfe, Ferryside.
DEATH OF MR T. MOSTYN DAVIES, J.P., CARMARTHEN We regret to have to announce the death of Mr Thomas Mostyn Davies, of this town, who died of Bright's disease, at his residence in Spilman- street, on Monday last, in his 73rd year. Mr Davies had been ailing for some considerable time, and was thus unable to take part in any public business. His last appearance was Oil the occa- sion of the appointment of the present Recorder of Carmarthen (Mr Arthur Lewis). On returning to his house on that day he complained of feeling unwell, and never again did he leave his house. The deceased gentleman was a native of Carmar- then, and the son of the late Mr David Davies (of the tirm of Davies and Son, bootmakers, King- street), which business the deceased also carried on for some tiiiie. Giving up this business, he betook himself, with considerable success, to that of an auctioneer and timber merchant. Having amassed a considerable income, he retired from business, but identified himself very actively with public life in the borough. He filled the office of Guardian of the poor for some time, and he was one of the founders and supporters of the Literary Institute. He was chiefly instrumental in establishing a Volunteer Corps at Carmar- then, of which he was a member for a number of years. He was a member when the corps attended the Gloucester Review, in 18(50, when it was specially complimented for its general appearance and efficiency. Being elected a member of the Town Council, he spared no efforts to improve the general and sanitary condition of his native town, and he continued one of the most active and valuable members up to his death. His first election took place in 18G3, when he was returned for the Western Ward, which he continued to represent uninterruptedly until 1872. In that year he unsuccessfully wooed the suiHage of his old constituents, but was soon adopted by the Eastern Ward, which he faithfully represented up to the date of his death. He twice filled the civic chair, the first occasion being in 187<i, and the last in 1885. He was the first to agitate in favour of having the streets of the town asphalted and planted with tree,, and after considerable opposition he succeeded. Not only did he identify himself so closely with town improvements, but he took a keen interest in the educational interests of his town and as vice- chairman of the School Board he rendered his fellow townsmen signal service, which will long be remembered. Everything calculated to im- prove the town of Carmarthen in any direction met with the ardent support of the deceased gentleman, and his loss will be keenly felt by all his late colleagues. The funeral, which NN-as ;t military one, took place to-day (Friday), and was very largely attended by members of the Corpora- tion, and of other public bodies and the general townsmen. His mortal remains were assigned to their last resting place in the midst of universal signs of deep sorrow and regret in the ceiretery. The deceased was never married.
THE CAltMARTHEN DOG SHOW. The annual Carmarthen Dog Show was held yesterday (Thursday) in the Provision Market. The weather proved exceptionally fine, and there was an unprecedented attendance of both exhibitors and visitors. No less than 317 dogs were entered in the various classes. The Judges were Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., Bronwydd, and Mr L. C. P. Astley, of Dudley. It is gratifying to note that, although their task was an extremely difficult one, they discharged their duties admirably, and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. The energetic hoii secretaries (Messrs J. Jordan Jones and Frank (wJIJ) carried out the arrangements without a hitch, aided by other members of the committee. An excellent luncheon was provided in the show yard by Mr Burgess, of the Nelson Hotel, which z, was presided over by Mr W. J. Buckley, M.F. H, the president of the show, supported by Mr Astley and Mr Vincent Thomas. The following is -,t LIST OF THE AWARDS. CLASS 1 (Foxhounds, in couples).—1, Silver Cup, Mr W J Buckley, Penyfai, Cruiser and Chorister" 2, silver medal, and h c, Mr T 11 H, Hughes, Neuaddfawr, Lampeter, Safety and Skylark, and Driver and Gainer, respectively. CLASS 2 (Pointers, dog or bitch).—1, Xi, Mr Wm Jenkins, Neath, June of Neath; 2, 10s, Mr Thomas Jenkins, Carmarthen, Dan"; 3 (extra), Mr Henry Norton, Carmarthen, Joe; reserve, Mr D II Thomas, Derllys Court, Juno; and h c, Mr R C Lawrence, Middleton Hall, Llanarthney, Pilot. CLASS 3 (Setters, dog or biteli).-I, .£1 Mr Tom Steadman, Dinnas Mawddy, De Beers 2, 10s Mr W Lewis, Albion Colliery, Pontypridd, Orange Lad 3, Mr SEC Lewis, Brechfa, Jack v h c, Mr Fred Sturdy, Falcondale, Lampeter, lap; v h c, Mr li G Lawrence, Middleton Hall, Llanarthney, Reta; vhc, do, Don Carlas; h c, Mr Lloyd Morris, Llanelly, Nell; h c, Dr Bowen Jones, Carmarthen, Rock h c, Mr James McAndrew, Lish Caity, Bridgend, Daisy; h c, Mr A Jefson, Mwyndy, Llantrissant, Grouse c, Mr Matthew Con mil', Kidwelly, Dash IX; res. Mr Alfred S Hall, Jeffres- ton, Belgelly, R.S.O., Sam X. CLASS 4 (Retrievers or Newfoundlands, Dog or Bitch)—1, Xi, Mr James A Sweeney, Bute Ship- building Yard, West Wharf, Cardiff, Noble Tipperary 2, 10s, Mr J. Reynolds, St. George- street, Tenby, British Queen"; reserve, do., Welsh Doctor. CLASS 5 (Greyhounds, dogs) 1, J':1, Mr D. Williams, Brynhafod, Llandilo, "Turk"; 2, 10s, Mr James Hooper, Water Wynch, Tenby, Echo" 3, 5s, Mr Thomas Jenkins, Carmarthen, "Tenby v.h.c, Mr David Evans, Shintor Fach, Kidwelly, Turpin Air J Jenkin Jones, Aberavon, "Mmeraiogist"; and Mr R. Lloyd, Mansel-street, Carmarthsn, 11 Treventy Steer"; h.c, Mr James Hooper, Water Wynch, Tenby, "Nelson"; c, Mr James Hooper, Gillard." Reserve, Mr T. R Jones, Llettycarn, Lord Emlyn. CLASS 6 (Greyhounds, bitch), 1, £1, Mr T G Sarvif, Aberdare, "Welsh (.2aoeu > 2, 10s, Mr J Y Davies, 32, New Road, Llandilo, Maid of Llandilo"; 3, 5s, Mr Charles Trevena, Redruth, "Maid of Cefn"; v.h.c, Mr James Gwillyni, Llandilo, Claribelle II Mr W Harvey, Nott- square, Carmarthen, Bessie and Mr T. Hodges, The Docks," Carmarthen Miss Sunday \ight" h.c, Mr John Hay, Victoria lun, Pembroke," Silver Bell"; Mr A E Hiles, 2, Water-street, Llanelly, Bit o' Quality" c, Mr Henry Cadle, Half Moon Hotel, Carmarthen, "Semi Luua"; Mr T Rees Thomas, Burry Port, "Lady Lassie and Mr II T Clktrke, Abingdon, Berks, Reserve, Mr B Havard, Narberth, Couutess. CLASS 7 (Greyhounds, dog or bitch, the pioperty of residents of the County of Carmarthen).—-I, £ 1, Mr D Williams, Bryiihafod, Llandilo, Turk 2, 10s, Mr J Y Davies, :3:2, New Road, Llandilo, Maid of Llandilo 3, 5s,Mr Thomas Evans,Treventy, St. Clears, Treventy Spot v 11 c, Mr T R Jones, Llettycarn, Carmarthen, Los d i! v li c, lir Henry Cadle, Moon llottl, ( niinutheu, Semi Luna; v h c, Mr W Harvey, Nott-sqnare, Carmar then, Bessie VII; v 11 c, Mr T Lloyd, butcher, Cai marthen, Treventy Steer; vh c, Mr George Austin, Station Road, Llanelly, Morwin Dw; v h c, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Carmarthen, Tenby; h c, Mr Rees Thomas. Burry Port, Lady Lassie; h c, Mr A E Hiles, 2, Water-street, Llanelly, Bit of (Quality; h c, Mr T W Rees, Bankyfelin, Bettws, Amman- ford, al; h c, Mr T Jo tie <, Pante, Carmarthen Prince h c, W S Phillips, King-street, Carmarthen, Gcrncn; h c, Mr T II Thomas, Lammas-street, Carmarthen, Spring; c, Alr G P, Lewis, King- street, Carmarthen, Twister. CLASS 8 (Spaniels, dog or bitch, 281bs and over). -1, 1:1, Mr George Morgan, 21i, Chapel-street, Neath, Young Bachelor; 2, 10s, Mr John Macphail, King-Street, Carmarthen, Blackbeath; 3, 5s, Mrs i>irt whistle, Saunderfoot, Don. Giovanni; v b c, Mr W J Roberts, Mariner's-square, Haverfordwest, Castle Prince v h c, Mr W Felton, Penarth, Cardiff, igil. Res. Mr John Avery, nlton, near Birmingham Oltonian. CLASS 9 (Spaniels, dog or bitch, under 2Slbs) — 1 and 2, equally divided between Mr George Morgan, Neath, "Miss Madge"; and Mr J H Hassey? 10, High-street, Cardiff, Chimes" 3, Mr A S Hall, Jeffreston, Begelly, RS.O, Lass"; v h c, Mr John Averv, Olton, near Birmingham, Ottoti Liss"; v h c, Messrs Davies & Jenkins, 58, Water-street, Neath, Doris" v h c, Messrs Leyshon & Mizcn, f2, Craddock-street, Cardiff. "Gold" v h c, Mr W Felton, Penarth, Cardiff. Peeress h c, Mr D Grifluths, King-street, Carmarthen. Charlie." ( LASS 10 (Fox Terrier, Dog, siijooth)-I, JEI, aud 3, 5s; Mr W V Howell Thomas, Rossley Jockcraud Dandy Jack; 2, 10s, Mr Bertie Rees, ) Haverfordwest, Rifleman; v h c, Mr W C Evans, Haverfordwest, Rat Trap; Mr John Corfield, Swan- sea, Sketty Tramp; Mr R H Sampson, Tommy; and Mr F W Toomer, Gloucester Villas, Swin- don, Russley Trimmer. Reserve, Mr J P Lewis, Picton-terrace, Carmarthen, Leo. CLASS 11 (Fox Terriers, Bitch (smooth(—1, .£1, Mr Cecil Paget, London, Ebor Enrichment; 2, 10s, Mr J E Spikett and Mr Thomas Jones, Pontypridd, Eaton Tutoress; 3, 5s, Messrs Thomas Gomage and Liros., Weslbnry-street. Swansea, Spline; v h c, Mr F \V Cavil, Response, and Mr S W Morgan, Sally, Carmarthen; h c, Mr E A L Powell, Nant Eos, Aberystwith, Purchase; and MrD H Thomas, Derllys Court, Carmarthen, Glad Tidings. CLASS 12 (Fox Terriers, Dog or Bitch (wire hair) -1, 11, tnd 2, 10s, Mr H L Hopkins, Llandilo, Ch. Bushey Broom and Dirleton Prompter; 3, 5s, Mr E A L Powell, Nanteos, Aberystwith, Brigand Brigade; h c, Mr John Jenkins, 2o, King-street, Carmarthen, Vital Spark; reserve, Dr Vachell, Ebbw Vale, Gay Reveller. CLASS 13 (Fox Terriers, under 12 months at date of show, smooth or wire hair)-I, .£1, divided between Mr W V H Thomas' (Carmarthen) Russ- ley Joker and Mr H L Hopkins' (Llandilo) Dirleton Prompter; 2, 10s, and 3, 5s, divided between Mr D 'ones' (Swansea) Quite Ready and Mr R H Cade's (ililston) Cai-ntibian Ruuy; vhc, Mr J Jenkins, King-street, Carmarthen, Vital Spark; Mr D H Thomas, Derllys Court, Glad Tidings; Mr L Pugh, Haverfordwest, Furzy Rip; Mr R H Sampson, Pontardulais, Tommy; Mr John Corfield, Sketty, Swansea, Sketty Tramp; and Mr RM Butler. Radnorshire, Back Stitch; h c (twice), Mr J LVrcival, Pembroke, Bushey Broom and Furzy Vick. CLASS 14 (Irish and Welsh Terriers, dog or bitch).—1, j £ l, and 2, 10s., Mr W J M Herbert, 49, Oakfield-street, Roath, Cardiff, Cardiff Taffy and Cardiff Jester; 3. Mr W V H Thomas, Carmarthen, Siukcr; v.h.c, Mr D Morgan, Carmarthen, Biddy Morgan; Mr David Jones, Market Restaurant, Swansea, Mona; Mr D C Davies, Ferndale, Welsh Gipsy; and Mr Fercy J Pelly, Mersth am, Breda Sally reserve, Mr John Williams, Wesbury-street, Swansea, Gipsy h.c., Mr T Hodges, The Docks, Carmarthen, Wasp. Entries 11. CLASS 15 (Hull Dogs and Bull Terriers, dog or bitch).—1, .£1, and 2, 10s., divided between Mr E L Enock's, Swansea, Gambler, and Mr John If ti-i ies' Carmarthen, King Bendigo; 3, Mr T R Seudmore's Young Gladstone; v.h.c., Mr C Harris, X l'a t h, Billy Y III. j and Ilr'I'E Bowen, Merthyr I'ale, Lowland Chief h.c., Mr J Harries, Carmarthen, White Lily; and T E Bowen, Sweet Rose. Entries S. CLASS LFI (Terriers of any breed, dog or bitch)- 1, X-1, 2, 10s., Mr F Roberts, Cardiff, Taffaide Lance and Taffside Wist extra prize, Mr Daniel Lewis, Carmarthen, Tiny v.h c., Mr D P Thomas, Pontypridd, Stonehouse Colonel; tnd AN-in Cheyne, Briton Ferry, Ettrick Tain c, Mr E HlorgaD, Waunarlwyd, near Swansea, Jack. Entries 13 ° CLASS 17 (St Bernards, dog or bitch) 1 11, and 2, 10s., Mr Thomas Shillcock, Birmingha'sj, Lord BILe and Sabrina 3, Mr A Walker, Herefordshire, G uilderoy; reserve, Mr E T Parker, lirl stol, Bristol Victor; v.h.c., Mr A Young, Kidwelly Nelson; Mr F H Oldfield, Tenby, Doti Mr John Cole, Haverfordwest, Snow King IL.; and Mr W Lawson, Neath, Baron Warlaby. The winner is reported to be the largest dog in the world. CLASS IS (Colley, Dog)-I, fl, Mr A. J Spiuks, Llandudno, Earl of Llandudno; 2, 10s, Mr S W Phillips, Haverfordwest, Peppo;3, 5s', Mr F h' Lloyd, London, McDougal reserve, Mr Robert Millar, Hereford, Mac Crea v. h.c., Messrs Rosser and Clarke, Port Talbot, Sunlight 11; h.c., Mr F Bradford, Swansea, Royal CLarlie c, Mr J Davies, Pontardulas, Turk. Entries 12. CLASS 19 (Colley, Bitch)-I, .£1, Mr JH Hassey, Cardiff Busy 2, 10s,Mr R B Fmdon, Hereford, Fay Lassie 3, 5s, Mr D Parry Thomas, Pontypridd, Clifton Beauty; c, Mr W J Buckley, Llanelly, Morwyn. Entries 5. CLASS 20 (Sheep Dog, any other variety, Docr or Bitch) -1, « £ !1, Mr J S Gaskell, Newport, Mon Mayor of Newport; 2, 10s,Dr J G Lock, Tenby, Sir Cavendish reserve, Mr J Thomas, London. Wall- eyed Bob v h.c, Mr D. P. Thomas, Pontypridd, Welsh Sensation. CLASS 21 (Sporting Puppy of any Breed, except t-ox Terriers, under ]2 months old at date of Show, Dog or Bitch)-1, jgl, Mr W Jenkins Neath, Juno of Neath; 2, 10s, Mr J H Hussey' Cardiff, The Curate; 3, 5s, Mr Carver, Llan- stephan, Ruby Roy; reserve. Col. Wilson, Car- marthen, Tagloni v.h.c, Mr Jonathan Jones, butcher, Ammanford, Murder; Mr J. Williams, Guildhall-square, Carmarthen, Nell; Mr J. Reynolds, St. George st., Tenby, IVelsh Doctor; Mr John Hay, Pembroke, Silver Belle h.c., Mr J Hay, Pembroke, Pious Pembroke; Mr Roberts 11 west, Castle Prince; AIr T. R. Jones, Llottycaiu* Carmarthen, Morgan; Mr George ScourfieJd, Carew, Pembroke, Dongodaruy; and Major J T# Glascott, Wcnallt, Carmarthen, Duchess • c" Dr. W L. Hughes, Carmarthen, Eileen. CLASS 22 (Any variety of Dog not named, Doo-or Bitch) 1st prize, M 2nd, 10s.; 3rd, 5s. The first aud 2nd prizes were equally divided between Mr W Aldrit Rocklauds, Weston-Super-Mare and Captain F R Crawshay, Swansea. Celir- 3rd, Mr W G Barron, Port Talbot, The Comforter vh.c. Mr Davies, Sheaf, Carmarthen, Spider;h.c. Mr R M Davies, Carmarthen, Valkman MrR M Davies Post Office, Llandyssil, Nell and Mr E T Parker' Bristol Marie Antionette; c. Mr John Davies Carmarthen, Sam entries, 14. CLASS 23 (Selling Class, Dog or Bitch, any breed not to exceed £ t)—1, £1, Mr J H Hussey, Cardiff Brack 2, 10s, Mr A S llall, Begelly, Sam X; 3, Mr D P Thomas, Pontypridd, Stonehouse Colonel; v h c (twice), Mr E T Parker, Bristol, Danny and Marie Antionette. SPECIAL PRIZES. Silver cnp (given by Messrs. Spillersand Bakers, Limited), for the best sporting dog or bitch in the Show, won by the fox terries-, Mr II L Hopkins, Llandilo, Ch. Bushey Broom." Silver cup (given by the Committee) for the best non-sporting dog or bitch in the show, won by the Sr. Bernard, Mr Thomas Shillcock, Newton Row, Birmingham, Lord Bute." Special prize of £1 Is. (given by Mr Thomas Jenkins, Esq.), for the best Greyhound in the show, won by Mr T. G. Sarvis, Aberdare, Welsh Queen." Special prize of .Et. Is. (given by Mr W. V. Howell Thomas, E?q.), for the best Fox Terrier (wire hair or smooth) that had never won a prize before, previous to the day of the show, won by Mr HL Hopkins, Llandilo, Ch. Dirleton Promptor- The donor did not compete. At the close of the show, a sale was held 1 Vincent Thomas, who sold about 25 dug highest price realized being 1:20 for th Welsh Sensation" LV, years old, the prop Mr D. Parry Thomas, Pontypridd, and them being two stray dogs from the HI une for lost dogs. e have been enable to comment on classes, owing to pressure on our columns.
MARRIAGE! BAI;KI;H JONKS.—On the 18th of June, at Saint Peter's Church, Carmarthen, by the Bishop of Saint David's, assisted by the Rev. T. R. Walters, Vicar of St. David s, Carmarthen, Thomas A\ illiam Barker, of Carmarthen solicitor (only son of John H. Barker, Secretary to the Bishop and Diocesan Registrar), to Eleanor Sophia Hughes, second daughter of the late Rev. Latimer Maurice .Toiies, A k tr of St. Ptf ers, and Mrs Jones, now | of Pibwi'wt-n. No cards.