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 be most thankfully received and acknowledged by Mrs Davies, Vicarage, Llanybri, Llanstephan. On the following evening, a most enjoyable Theatrical Entertainment will be given at the same place, by an excellent party of ladies and gentlemen from Ferryside- As the sum of R200 is still wanted for the restoration work, the kind patronage and support of the friends of the Church is earnestly solicited. TO HOT WATER ENGINEERS, <fcc. TENDERS are invited for heating the Shire Hall, 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. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. EISTEDDFOD AT LLANELLY. ON MONDAY. JUNE 30tli, a CHEAP DAY EXCURSION to Carmarthen, LLANELLY and SWANSEA, will leave NEW MILFORD at 7 a.m:, Milford 7.20, Johnston 7.45, Haverfordwest 7.55, Clarbeston Road 8.15, Clynderwen 8.30, Whitland 8.45, St. Clears 9.0, Sarnau 9.10, CARDIGAN (;.35, Kilgerran 6.50, Boncath 7.5. Crymmych Arms 7.20, Glogue7.30; and to Llanelly and Swansea only from Llanfyrnach 7.35, Rhydowen 7.45, Llanglydwen 7.50, Login 8,0, Llanfallteg 8.10, Llandyssil 7.30, Pencader 7.45, Llanpumpsaint 8.5, Conwil 8.15, Bronwydd Arms 8.30, CARMARTHEN 8.40, Carmarthen Junction 9.0, Ferryside 9.15, Kidwelly 9.25 and to SWANSEA only from Pembrey at 9.35, and LLANELLY at 9.50 a. in. OPENING OF G WBERT-ON-THE-SEA, NEAR CARDIGAN. On WEDNESDAY, JULY 2nd, CHEAP DAY EXCURSION TICKETS to CARDIGAN will be issued from NEW MILFORD at (5.40 a.m., Milford 6.10, Johnston (5.55, Haverfordwest 7.5, Clarbeston Road 7.20, Clynderwen 7.30, CARMARTHEN 7.5, Carmarthen Junction 7.15, Sarnau 7.25, St. Clears 7.35, Whitland 7.50, Llanfallteg 8.5, Login 8.15, Llanglydwen 8 30, Rhydowen 8.40, Llanfyrnach 8.55, Glogue 9.15, Crymmych Arms 9.25, Boacath 9.45, and Kilgerran 10 am. MILITARY AND FRENCH EXHIBITIONS. On FRIDAY, JULY 4th, a CHEAP EXCUR- SION to READING and LONDON will leave *t:N'EW MILFORD at 9.10 a.m., *tMilford 8.5, *t Johnston 9.25, *+Haverfordwest 9.35, Clynderwen 9.55, *+Pembroke Dock 7.40, "tPembroke 7.48, *+Tenby S.15, *+Narberth 8.45, ^CARDIGAN 7.25, Kilgerran 7.40, Boncath 7.50, Crymmych Arms 8.5, Whitland 10.10, St. Clears 10.25, Llandyssil 8.15, *CARM ARTHEN TOWN 10.30, Carmarthen Junction 10.45, Ferryside 10.55, Kidwelly 11.5, Pembrey 11.15 to return the following Friday. Passtmgers are also booked from stations marked and from Llanuovery at 7.20 and Llangadock at 7.35 a.m., to Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, and Cheltenham, and from stations marked t to Newport and Cardiff also. For full particulars see bills. HY. LAMBERT, General Manager. CARMARTHEN, PEMBROKE, it CARDIGAN FRIENDLY BENEFIT SOCIETY. rpHE ANNUAL MEETING of the members of X the above Society will be held at 8, Quay-street, Carmarthen, on Saturday, the 5th day of July, 1890, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. F. M. THOMAS, Secretary. BOWDEN Champion Bitch "Fly," winner at most JD of the Welsh Sheep-dog Trials. Pups, 21s. each. Now booking.—Bowden Somersal, Derby. TO BE LET. TO HOTEL KEEPERS AND OTHER CAPITALISTS. TO BE LET, and entered upon at Michaelmas 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 jjrineipal street, opposite the Town-hall, where the courts of assize, quarter sessions, county-court, and county council meetings are 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. FOR SALE. CARMARTHENSHIRE. FREEHOLD FARM, in the Parish of Llanllwni, FOR SALE. FOR SALE by PRIVATE CONTRACT, the Messuage Farm and Lands, called COUNKL," in in the Parish of of Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire, con- taining by admeasurement 77a. 3r. 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-mile. Tenders to be sent to us on or before the 1st July next. Further particulars may also be obtained from us— DAVID LLOYD & SON, Solicitor, Lampeter. 18th June, 1890. CARMARTHENSHIRE. AfAESYPWLL, in tlte P AllISH of CuNWIL EL VET. TO BE SOLD, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, the above FREEHOLD FARM, comprising a good dwelling-house, barn, stable, cow-house, and piggeries, and 55 acres, or thereabouts, of highly improvable, arable, meadow, and pasture land, in the occupation of Mr John Thomas. The farm is in a good state of cultivation, and 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. SALES BY AUCTION. PEMBROKESHIRE AND HAVERFORDWEST. EXTENSIVE SALE OF FREEHOLD PRO- PERTY, comprising the Farms of Bullford, in the Parish of Stainton, and Spittal Cross with other Lands, in the Parish of Spittal; several valuable Fields in the Parishes of Mathry, Llandissilio, and Prendergast; and a large number of Dwelling- houses and Gardens (including the Inns known as the "Seaman's Arms," the Butcher's Arms," and ".Falcon,") in the Parishes of Saint Mary, Saint Martin, and Prendergast, Haverfordwest. MR. T. RULE OWEN has received instructions to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Swan Hotel, Haverfordwest, on Tuesday, the 22nd July, 1890, at one for two o'clock precisely, in 21 Lots, the valuable Freehold Property above referred to. Further particulars will appear in handbills and printed Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of the Auctioneer, High-street, Haverford- west or of MESSRS. EATON-EVANS & WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest, 19th 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 datu of Sale, will shortly appear. Particulars, with Plans and Conditions of Sale, are in course of preptration, and may shortly be obtained of Messrs. Barker, Morris, and Barker, solicitors; and of Mr David Thomas, Purveyor and land agent, all of Carmarthen. COUNTY OF PEMBROKE. Parishes of FISHGUARD, LLANWNDA, JORDAN- STONE, d: ST. MARTIN'S, HA VERFOBDIVEST. 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. LLANDYSSIL, CARDIGANSHIRE. To Brewers, Millers, Weavers, Yarn Manufacturers, and Capitalists. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD MILL AND PUBLIC-HOUSE. MR. JOHN JONES has been instructed to offer for SALE by AUCTION (subject to conditions) at the King's Arms Inn, Llandyssil, on Tuesday, the 15th day of July, 1890, at 2 o'clock p.m. precisely, the following two Lots of valuable FREEHOLD PRO- PERTY :— LOT 1.—The Corn and Grist Mill, Dwelling-house and Premises, known as ''PANTOLWEN MILL," situate about one mile from the Town of Llandyssil, contain- ing about 2 roods, in the occupation of Mr Da,vid Jones at the very inadequate yearly rent of £3(;, This Lot commands an abundant and never failing supply of water, and a factory or tucking mill could easily be worked with the present business. The tenant is under notice to quit on the 29th September, 1890. LOT 2.—The old-established and fully-licensed Inn, with stables t and premisss, known as THE KING'S AlDIS," situate in the main thoroughfare of the increas- ing Town of Llandyssil, now in the occupation of Mr David Evans as half-yearly tenant. For further particulars apply to Mr M. L. W. Lloyd Price, solicitor, Bryn-Cothi, Nantgaredig, S. Wales or to the Auctioneer at his Offices, Teifyside Hall, Maesycrigiau, R.S.O. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISH OF LLANGINNING. Highly important Sale of a valuable FREEHOLD FARM, FULL-LICENSED PUBLIC HOUSE AND LAND. MESSRS. HOWELL TIIOMAS & co. wiii SELL by AUCTION, at the Swan Hotel, St. Clears, on Tuesday, 1st of July, lSHO, at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, in 3 Lots, subject to Conditions then and there produced, the undermentioned very valuable FREEHOLD FARM, PUBLIC-HOUSE, &c., viz. LOT 1. The Freehold double-licensed Public-house, known as "PENYBONT,' with a good Garden, together with the Cottage called "DANYDDAEAH," and about 1 acre of land. LOT 2.—The newlv-built Cottage called" BHYN- AMLWG," with about 3 acres of pasture land. LOT 3.—The exceedingly desirable Freehold Farm called PLASYCERDIN," situate in the above Parish, and containing 137 acres, more or less, of first-rate Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land, all in a good state of cultivation, together with a good stone-built and slated Dwelling-house and capital Outbuildings, all in excellent repair, in the occupation of Mr William Howell, at the low annual rent of 1;80. The Farm is close to the main road from St. Clears to Llanboidy, and is distant about four miles from St. Clears Railway Station. On the Estate is one of the most valuable Quarries of building stone to be found within a radius of many miles. There are several thriving Plantations, and a quantity of valuable timber. Further particulars may be obtained of Messrs. Barker, Morris, and Barker, solicitors, Carmarthen Mr James Davies, Goitre-fawr, Whitland; or of Messrs. J. Howell Thomas and Co., Auctioneers, Estate Agents, and Surveyors, Carmarthen. Auction and Estate Agency Offices, Carmarthen, June 18th, 1890. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF LLANDEFEILOG &ST. PETER'S. Important Sale of a Valuable FREEHOLD FARM and Highly Valuable ACCOMMODATION LAND, close to the Town of Carmarthen. MESSRS. J. HOWELL THOMAS & co. have been favoured with instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday, July 19th, 1890, at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, in 2 Lots, subject to Conditions to be then and there produced, the undermentioned very valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, viz. LOT 1.—The valuable Freehold Farm and Lands known as BLANVCWM and" CILWG," including a capital Dwelling-House and requisite Farm Buildings, all in good repair together with about 50 acres (more or less) of Pasture and Arable Lands, situate in the Parish of Llandcfeilog, and now in the occupation of Mr Watts. LOT 2.-The Freehold field called "MORFA,"adjoining the Carmarthen Brickworks, containing about 5 Acres of the richest Land in this fertile district, in the occupation of Mr James Fontaine. Further particulars may be obtained of Messrs. Barker, Morris, and Barker, Solicitors, or of Messrs. J. Howell Thomas & 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 FARM. MESSRS J. HOWELL THOMAS & Co. have been favoured with instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the Castle Hotel, Haverfordwest, on Saturday, the 26th July, 1890, at half-past 2 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to Conditions to be then and there produced, the above very valuable Freehold Farm and Lands, known as HEADBOROUGH," possessing a newly-built Dwelling-house and commodious outbuild- ings in good repair, and comprising about 163 acres of Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land facing the South, and having a good supply of excellent water, and let at the low annual rent of S171. On the estate is a, valuable Quarry of Building Stone, and a vein of Coal runs underneath the Farm. The Property may be viewed by permission of the Tenant, and further particulars may be obtained of Messrs Davies, George, & Co., Solicitors, Haverford- west; W. Morgan Griffiths, Esq., Solicitor, Carmar- then or of Messrs J. Howell Thomas & Co., Auctioneers, Estate Agents, and Surveyors, Carmar- then. 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 "PARKYCEGER," adjoining the Parade, in the Town of Carmarthen, and those Freehold Farms and Small Holdings, known as GLYKSIW-ISSA," "GLOG," CERKIG-YR-WYN (or "Lambstone,") "TALYFAN- UCHAF," and EISTEDDFA," all containing an area of nearly 750 acres, situate in the several Parishes of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, Llamguniiock, Abernant, and Llannon. Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Dudley W. Drmnmond, Esq., Portiss Cliff, Ferryside Mr John Francis, auctioneer, land agent, valuer and surveyor, Carmarthenshire; or of Messrs Pitt?, 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 PITO. PERTY, viz. :-Borough of Kidwelly: Holloway Farm Accommodation Fields, aud several Build- ing Sites. Parisibes of Penboyr and Cilrhcdyn: Penllwyncoch Farm, Danyirribbin Factory and Land, Godreffoesgelen, and another Common Allotment. Parishes of Llanfihaivjcl-ar-Arth Cross Inn Fawr, Cross Inn Fach, Bwlchnewydd, CMTtygollen, several Building Sites and Accommodation Fields, an Allot- ment of Common, and a charge of: E31 13s. annual rental from the Manchester and Milford Railway Company. Town of Cariitarthen Dwelling-houses and Shops, being Nos. 17, 18, 19. and 20, Chapel- street, and Nos. 3, 4 5, 6, 7, and 8, Jackson's-lane No. H, St. Catherine-street; Garden in St. Catherine- street and two large Gardens near Peutrepoth. 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, Ebq., solicitor, Aberystwyth. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PARISHES OF MERTHYR & MYDRIM. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmar- then, on Saturday, July 12th, 1890, at 2.30 p.m., those two exceedingly valuable Freehold Farms, known as PARKYBERLLAN and "PLASPAKKE," containing about 280 acres, and held severally by Mr William Evans and Mr William Phillips. Particulars, Plans, and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Mr John Francis, Auctioneer, Land Agent, Valuer and Surveyor, Carmarthen or of MR. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. PARISHES or 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 BLAENPAI>EUNIX-UCHA and BLAF,N'PAI)KHNIN-1SSA," F containing 141a. 2r. 26p., more or less, situate and distant about 2 miles of Llahybyther and 3i miles of 2 Lampeter. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Mr John Francis, auctioneer, surveyor, land agent, and valuer, Carmarthen or of H. P. Cobb, Esq., solicitor, 53, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C. WANTED. .V" ,V- WANTED, experienced GENERAL SERVANT, able to do plain cooking; good reference. Wages, £ 16.—Apply 23, High-street, Cardiff. ~X\TANTED, a good PLAIN COOK, one accus- Vl tomed to an hotel preferred. Also an expe- rienced HOUSEMAID.—Address Mrs Mason, North Cliff House, Tenby. DEATH AND DISABLEMENT BY ACCIDENT. The Railway Passengers' Assurance Company Assures E1000 at death and full Benefits at E4 per annum. Hon. EVELYN ASHLEY Chairman. Annual Income, £ 250,000- 80,000 Annual Policyholders. Invested Capital and Reserve Fund, £ 285,000. COMPENSATION PAID £ 2,750000. WEST END OFFICE 8, GRAND HOTEL BUILDINGS, W.C. Head Office :-64, CORNHILL, LONDON, E.C. W.B. MASSY, j Secretaries. A. VIAN, 1
STANLEY AS BALAAM. The generous and manly way in which directly Stanley read Lord Salisbury's agree- ment with Germany, he acknowledged that he had wrongfully accused him of neglecting England's interests in Africa, was just what we should have expected of a great man, and we feel proud of our country man. It was natural, however, that the greatest of liviug Welshmen, who had come direct from that Continent, who knows the country as well as his own, and who has had personal ex- periences of German ambition, should be anxious to secure to ourselves and our descendants the possession of that magnificent land which the British African Company first began to colonize and to christianize. There is little doubt that by speaking out so plainly in the great cities of Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newcastle, which have been lately vieing with each other to do him honour, he has strengthened Lord Salisbury's hands in his very difficult negotiations with Germany. The Germans have of late years developed the strongest wishes to found great colonies like our own, and as Mr Stanley explained to his audience at Manchester last week, from clearing a few acres to plant tobacco in, they had gradually crept over the whole of East Africa till they had absorbed 600,000 square miles, and this was a small portion of what they had intended eventually to take, if the Government of this country had allowed it." If the Germans had selected a part of Africa where they would not have come in contact with us, there would have been no reason to interfere; but Major Wissmann, who was at the head of the German Colony there, claimed large tracts of country where British commerce had extended, and Mr Stanley actually found that lie bad issued an order that no more caravans would be permitted to go into the interior of Africa under the English flag, and that the trade routes to the British would be closed. The Germans also claimed Zanzibar, that large island where eight thousand Englishmen 6 ZD are already engaged in commerce, and which y Z5 is so justly looked upon as the key to Africa, that Major Wissmann (who has just returned to Germany from the East), on hearing it has now been surrendered to England, declares it is the death blow to German hopes in Africa, and that now it might as well be handed over to the English altogether. We can see from Z5 the above sketch the terrible possibilities tnere were of a quarrel between England and Germany through their respective Colonists, and almost shudder to think of what a war between the two would mean. Still, on the other hand, no patriotic Government could think of giving up a fertile land, almost un- inhabited, and large enough to support the whole of our population in comfort. Lord Salisbury has done many things for his country, which will be remembered when history is written, but we venture to say that no achievement of his will be considered happier than the document which converts two nations, who were getting more and more suspicious and irritable towards each other, into firm friends and instead of the 150,000 square miles claimed by the British African Company, and which it was feared would be surrendered, gains 500,000 more, with a possible million in addition, and clearly de- fined boundaries. The price to be paid for these untold advantages was most happily thought of. Enough land was left in Africa for Germany to found a magnificent Colony without trenching on English rights; while in Europe, the tiny island of Heligoland, peopled by inhabitants who speak the German tongue, is ceded to her. Heligoland is three hundred acres in extent, half as large as Dynevor Park, with flocks to the extent of thirty sheep and eight cows It is inhabited by 2,000 people, chiefly fishermen, and is a favourite German bathing place. It has no harbour, and its waters t5 are too shallow for men of war. But its value to the Germans is that of sentiment. It stands in the mouths of their great rivers, the Elbe and Weser, and they say that from their coasts they can see the waving of the Union Jack. It wounds their feelings to see the flag of a foreign power within sight of their coasts, and we can understand what it would be to us if we saw a foreign standard planted on the Isle of Dogs in the Thames. There are not half a dozen English on Heligoland, and we pay a Governor L800 a year. It has no senti- mental value to us, for we simply took it from the Danes in 1807, as a punishment for their meditated treachery to our fleets, and is of no use to us as a military position. But the Germans have always coveted it, it is their Pearl of the Sea," and the feeling of satisfaction and gratitude at its acquisition is profound though out Germany. We have, indeed, made friends with her for this generation, and one of the most harassing1 and perplexing disputes with a nation, who are more like ourselves than any other European power, has been settled for our time. The French who had been gloating over our increasing disagreements are terribly chagrined, but all those who wish us well look upon our renovated friendship as the best pledge for the peace of Europe. Nothing could be more hearty and genuine than the way in which Mr Stanley acknowledges the great things Lord Salisbury has thus achieved for England. It must be remembereddistinctly that he was no follower of his-indeed, very much the contrary, and now he says that he hopes he may continue many years as Premier to continue his wise and firm policy, and he told them at Newcastle when presented with the beautiful casket containing the freedom of the city that if they gave him such a large one Z" ZD they should give one ten times as large to Lord Salisbury." It should be remembered that besides the incalculable advantages to our commerce which are derived from this agreement, the more England spreads through Africa the sooner the wicked and accursed slave trade dies, and the thinly scattered natives will know some happiness in life.
CITIZENSHIP. We hear a good deal at times about the rights of citizenship and the extension ot the franchise if the latter is so coveted a privilege it is astonishing how little trouble some people take to avail themselves of it. To acquire a vote, it is necessary to be placed upon the register of the constituency in which the qualification is situated, yet how few interest themselves in seeing that this is carried out. They, perhaps, pay a subscription to a political association, and wash their hands of all further anxiety, content to trust their rights as citizens to the care of a political agent. Agents, however active, are not ubiquitous it is impossible for one man, however careful and energetic, to make himself acquainted with the claims of every person who owns 40s. worth of land in a constituency numbering 10 or 15 thousand voters. If the would-be elector does not take the trouble to request the agent to claim his vote, and is not prepared to appear or send documentary evidence in support of it, he can hardly feel aggrieved if, when the list appears, his name is not visible. This applies particularly to the "Freehold, Leasehold, and Lodger classes, who are bound to claim their votes or be disenfranchised. A certain safe- guard exists as regards Occupation voters the overseers make up the lists; but even in small parishes errors are frequent, and the lists published by the overseers on the 1st August require careful examination, so that persons accidentally omitted may send in their claims before the 20th August. The political agent is usually a well-worked and well-abused individual. Few who have not entered into the business can realize the amount of hard labour that he has to undergo during the registration season, a period extending from the 20th July until the revising barrister puts him out of his misery. His labours are made none the more easy by the dilatory habits of district organisa- tions and individual claimants. These, instead of assisting by making up their reports in due time, delight in postponing the examination of lists, and then overwhelm the unfortunate agent with long returns of claims or objections, on perhaps the last day that legal service can be effected, regardless of the fact that each claim or objection lias to be written in duplicate, and that the latter entail the filling in of four forms. Hundreds of these forms have to be carefully drawn up. The slightest error invalidates them, and when it is remembered that provision has to be made for their service on the persons concerned, and for proof of that service, it may be understood that an agent requires a cool head, considerable physical strength, a thorough knowledge of an intricate and ill-defined law, and an insight into the idiosyncracies of individual barristers. Agents in the Radical interest have a far Z5 easier time. The unfortunate dissention from the Church gives them able and willing assistants in every parish. This should be the more reason for Unionists to pull themselves together and prepare to use their full strength in the day of trial, by giving their political organisations the local assistance that they have a right to claim, and without which the best efforts of their officials is unavailing.
Society atio personal. Captain Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd, has resigned his appointment as District agent under the Primrose League. Lady Puleston of Emeral gave an "at home" last week, at which Mr Comey Grair assisted. Mrs Bell, a most fascinating Swedish lady, is creating a sensation by her charming singing, she is likely to become great snccess. # The Grand Council contemplate placing the whole of Wales under one agent, and supplement- ing his work by speakers to be sent free of charge to Habitations. This however, dapends on certain other contingencies. Four clergymen in priest's orders have entered upon a kind of half monastic, half communistic, life in a small parish within a few miles of one of our cathredral cites, and they may be seen any fine day, in their cassocks, busily working away in their garden. As yet, tilling the ground in order to raise a supply of the kindly fruits of the earth sufficient for their own wants is the only parish work they have undertaken. Last Saturday, the barracks of the Gardens du Corps, or 1st Life Guards, at Potsdam, were the scene of one of those festivals at which the Ger- mans are very skilful, and in which they and their rulers take great delight—a festival to com- memorate the 150 anniversary of the formation of that magnificent regiment by Frederick the Great. From the Seven Years' War onwards to St. Privat and Sedan, this regiment has always been foremost where hard fighting was to be done, and so the Emperor as its chief, determined that its existence for a century and a half should be fittingly celebrated. The scene of the festival was the spacious riding school of the regiment, which had been splendidly decorated with trophies, &c.,foi- the occasion, and with listsof those who had fallen in its ranks, and furnished with tribunes for the large and brilliant concourse of spectators, who included their Imperial Majesties and all their Court. The entertainment, which offered a most attractive panoramic view of the continuity of military glory in Prussia from the accession of Frederick the Great to the present reign, was closed by a sumptuous supper, spread in tents, at which the Emperor drank the health of the finest heavy cavalry regiment in his army. The death of Lady Ely made one more gap in the ever-decreasing list of the Queen's old and tried friends, and it is not surprising to know that Her Majesty, although anticipating the gravest tidings, was quite overcome when the sad news reached her. Needless to add that the Windsor garden-party will not be given. The funeral of Lady Ely was a most impressive though very simple, ceremony, and Princess Christian, Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lome, and the Duchess of Albany testified by their I presence to the sincerity of the regret of the other Royalties, from the Queen downwards, who were unable from various causes to be present at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge. Sir Henry Ponsonby represented the Queen, who sent a beautiful wreath of lilies, roses, and immortelles, bearing a card with the tender inscription A mark of loving affection and gratitude from her devoted friend, Victoria, R.I." The Empress Eugenie's wreath bore a card with the inscription Souvenir de tendre amitie," and Lord Rosslyn, the poet-peer, who was in his youth engaged to Lady Ely, sent a single rose with the inscription, Faithful to the last." It is said that among other suitors for the hand of the Marchioness of Ely when she was still Miss Hope Vere was Count Cavour. # One of the earliest troubles-perhaps the very first crumbled roseleaf in the Queen's royal couch —was the proposed dismissal of her Bedchamber Ladies on the fall of the Melbourne Ministry. Sir Robert Peel and the Duke of Wellington tried to persuade Her Majesty that her ladies were on the same level as her lords, but the Queen would have none of it, and wrote the famous letter to Lord Melbourne, in which she said They wanted to deprive me of my ladies, and! suppose they would deprive me next of my dresses and housemaids they wished to treat me as a girl, but I will show them I am Queen of England." The Elizabethan ring about these words has echoed down the yeas until to-day, and Her Majesty has never failed to remember, and to make other remember, that above and before all else she is Queen of England."
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Several important letters and: other communi- cations are unavoidably held over.—Editor.
CARMARTHEN. THE Glansevin Yale of Towy Otter Hounds will meet on Tuesday, July 1st, at Kilsane Bridge and on Friday, July 4th, at Llandebie each day at 10 o'clock a.m. CARMARTHENSHIRE IJ'i'FIlDL\RY.-J une25, 1HHO, the Secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following Daily Graphic," Mr. Spurrell "Illustrated" Papers, Mr Finch Flowers, Miss Jennings, Gellydeg; "Tit-Bits" and" Answers," two friends. OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL.—Messrs P. R. Williams (St. David's), and T. Hughes (Trelech), two students of the above school, were among the successful candidates who passed the entrance examination to the Presbyterian College this week. BLUE RIBBONISJI.—The weekly meeting was held on Sunday last, at the Peniel Chapel School- room, when there was a very large attendance. The chair was taken by the president Mr James Barns-row. SCHOLA',TIC.Nlr J. Cerridfryn Thomas, Park- y-velvet school, is for the 5th time selected to attend the short summer courses instituted for S.C., teachers at South Kensington. SCHOLASTIC APPOINTMENT.—Miss S. A. Evans to this town, was at a meeting of the Lampeter School Board held on Tuesday last, unanimously appointed Head-mistress of the Peterwell Girls School. ABERDARE POULTRY AND BIRD SHOW. --At the above show, held last week at Aberdare, we are pleased to learn that Mr Henry Spurry, St. Catherine-street, Carmarthen, took second prize in the Yorkshire (canary) class. THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. The annual examination of the students of this College, has just been concluded, and the result will be published to-day (Friday). We understand that on account of the recent Strike of the students, the Board have decided to withdraw all exhibitions and prizes, that were otherwise to be competed for at this examination. 1st P.R.V. On Monday, the H and I Companies (Carmarthen), numbering about 150, met under the command of Captain G. A. Hutchins, and proceeded by to Llandilo, where they were joined by the Llanelly and Llandilo companies. All afterwards proceeded to Dynevor Park, and were drilled by Adjutant Clarke, who highly complimented them on their general etticiency and appearance. WATER-STREET CHAPEL.—The annual meeting of the children of the above chapel came off on Thursday evening last. The tea, cake, Ac., were given this year by the superintendents of the school, Messrs W. Joseph, timber merchant, and G. Treharne, grocer. Tea being over, the children repaired to one of the fields of Alderman Norton and after an hour's recrea- tion, they returned to the public meeting, which commenced at 7 o'clock, presided over by the Rev. J. Wyndham Lewis, the pastor of the place. The singing, recitations, &c., wese adjudicated by Mr J. R. Lewis, A.C., Priory-street; and Mr S. E. Prydderch, Old College School. The choir was conducted by Mr T. Jones (Caeralaw). Y Weddi Iiwyrol" and Awn, awn ym mlaen," were very effectively rendered and the 15th Psalm was beautifully recited by the young folks. Prizes and neat little purses were presented to a very large number of the competitors. The meeting which lasted for two hours and a half, was brought to a close with the usual vote of thanks. LECTURE ON STANLEY. — The Rev. Thomas Evans, Lower Edmonton, delivered his popular lecture on H. M. Stanley, the African Explorer, at the English Congregational Church, Carmar- then, on Monday evening last, to a large audience, over which the Mayor presided. The lecturer spoke with great eloquence, producing a marked impression upon his hearers. He traced the career of the great traveller from his birth at Denbigh, at a cottage situated within the boundaries of Denbigh Castle, to the present. He graphically described an interview he had with Stanley's mother soon after he had returned from his journey in search of Livingstone, which settled the then debated question of his voyage to America, his adoption oi his masters name, Henry Morton Stanley. He described the young hero in glowing terms, his march in search of Livingtone, and the details of the journey connected therewith his difficulties along the Nile, his conversion of the King of Uganda. Then the lecturer recounted his new venture in search of Emin Pasha, his arrival in England, and the receptions, he was favoured with at the hands of all. At the conclusion of the lecture, Rev. J. W. Wyndham Lewis proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was seconded by Mr Charles Finch. A vote of thanks to the chairman was pre- posed by the Rev. Thomas Evans and seconded by Alderman John Lewis. On Wednesday night last, a presentation was made at the above chapel, to Mr Fred Lewis, of the College, and up till recently leader of the choir. A photograph of the choir in frame and inscription by Mr J. F. Lloyd was presented by the members, a purse of gold by the congregation, and an expensive book by Mr Finch. Conplimentary speeches were delivered by all parties and Mr Lewis suitably thanked all for their kindness.
EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. A meeting of the council of the East Carmar- thenshire Liberal Association was held at the Memorial-hall, Llandilo, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Gwilym Evans presiding. A letter was read from Mr D. Pugh, declaring that it was not his intention to be a candidate at the next election.
LLANARTHNEY. MKLUOAL SUCCESS.—WE are pleased to learn that Mr Morgan Lloyd, 'At .It. C. S, L.R.C.P, Vale Villa, has successfully passed the examina- tion for the degree of M.D. at the Durham University. Dr Lloyd passed the Arts portion of the examination in December 1888. We heartily congratulate him upon his success.
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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords, Thursday, the Bishop of London, on the Motion for Second Reading of the Central London Railway Bill, moved the rejection of the measure in consequence of its endangering the foundations of St. Paul's Cathedral. He, how. ever, withdrew the Motion after some discussion, and the Bill was read a second time, and referred to a Select Committee with instructions to inquire into the point raised by the Bishop. Lord Salisbury, in answer to Lord Rosebery, said the Government had consulted its naval and military advisers before coming to a decision ap to the cession of Heligoland. No steps had been taken to ascertain the wishes of the Heligolander, but the Government had good grounds for the opinion that their objections in the past to transfer were mainly con- nected with the liability to conscription. Ample security was taken against this in the Agreement. There was no objection to the Bill authorising the cession being introduced, after the Convention was signed in their Lordships' House. In the House of Commons, the Home Secretary, replying to Mr Burdett-Coutts, stated that the Government had embodied in the Police Superannuation Bill proposals which they were prepared to recommend the House to adopt. '1'e scale of the Government Bill was identical with that recommended by the Select Committee of 1878, and proposed in the Bill of Sir W. Harcourt, and adopted in the City Police Bill last year. The House went into Committee on the Local Taxation Bill. As soon as Mr Courtney took the Chair, he formally put the question which had been entered upon immediately before the close of the debate on Tuesday night, that Clause 1, as amended, stand part of the Bill. No member on the Opposition side of the House rose to speak, and Mr Courtney accordingly declared that the Ayes had it. A division was challenged, amid great excitement, as many of the Ministerial were absent. The Clause was carried, by 228 to 224 amid prolonged Opposition cheering. In the House of Lords, Friday, a short conversa- tion arose on a Motion by Lord Norton, declaring that Elementary Education should be more distinctly defined in the Code, and that the cost of all public instruction above the limit should be met by fees, exhibitions, or endowments, Lord Cran- brook maintained that it was impossible to draw a hard-and-fast line between primary and secondary education. The Motion was then withdrawn. In the House of Commons, the Postmaster General, in answer to Sir John Pnleston and Mr Laboucliere, said that the Government had decided not to exercise their powers of purchasiug the National and other Telephone Companies. The Home Secretary, in answer to Mr W. Lowther, stated that Sir Edward Bradford had been ap- pointed Chief Commissioner of Police in room of In the House of Lords, Monday, the Duke of Clarence took the Oath and his seat as a Peer. In the House of Commons, Sir J. Fergasson, replying to Dr. Cameron, stated that the Agreement entered into between this country and France in 1862, by which the two countries agreed not to infringe the independence of Zanzibar, was not affected by the protectorate assumed by Great Britain in its recent arrangement with Germany. In answer to Mr Caine, Mr W. H. Smith announced that the Government had resolved not to proceed with the Clauses in the Local Taxation Bill giving the County Councils power to purchase In the House of Lords Tuesday, Lord Salisbury replying to Lold Kimberley, said the protectorate over the Sultanate of Zanibar meant a protectorate over the territory which was under the Government of the Sultan or under his suzerainty. He would have difficulty in defining the territories, but they included the islands and a considerable portion of tne mainland. In the House of Commons, Mr W. H. Smith, replying to Mr Burdett-Coutts, said the Govern- ment. felt the great importance of proceeding with the Police Bill, and would lose no time in bringing it forward. Mr Healy asked the ruling of the Speaker in consequence of the proposed Amendment of the Government on the Licensing Bill giving an entirely different meaning to the word "appro- priation from what it was understood to bear at the time the Budget Act was passed. Mr Glad- stone urged that the new proposals of the Govern- ment gave not merely a new interpretation to the word, but contravened its well-known meaning. The Speaker said it was a very grave question whether the Amendment constituted a sufficient appropriation of the sum raised under the Budget Act. He knew of no precedent for the accumula- tion now proposed; but that did not prove that the proceeding was unconstitutional, and it was eminently a matter for the House to decide. Mr W. H. Smith thereupon announced that, in order to give the Government time to consider the decision of the Speaker, they would defer pro- ceeding with the Bill until Thursday.
CARMARTHEN TRAINING COLLEGE ATHLETIC SPORTS. The annual sports came off yesterday (Thurs- day), in beautiful weather, on the College Grounds, before a large concourse of spectators. The Volunteer Band, under the conductorship of Mr John Jones, played sweet music throughout the afternoon. The secretary, MrT. T. Jenkins, has worked indefatigably to get them to such a pitch of success. The following were the wiiiiiers Throwing the Cricket Ball-I, E Conolly; 2, C Ball; 3, W Wakeley. Putting the Weight—1, T Mogridge; 2, C Ball; 3, A Lewis. 100 Yards Flat Race-I, W Boon; 2, R Crow; J Shrewsbury. Sack Race—1, J Henderson; 2, R Taylor; 3, A Brittan. High Jump-I, C Ball; 2, H Adshead; 3, A Evans. Half-Mile Race-I, A Lewis; 2, W H Isaac. Model School Boys' Race (junior)—1, B Walters; 2, Fred Olive; 3, T Phillips and A Cook. Model School Board's Race (senior)—1, E Croker; 2, J Lewis; 3, J Evans; 4, G Lewis; 5, D W Davies. Egg and Spoon Race—1, W Boon 2, W Wakley 3, J Henderson. One Mile Race- 1, W H Isaacs; 2, T Lane 3, J Henderson. Long Jump—1, E Conally, 15ft. lOin; 2, W. Boon; 3, C. Randell. 410 yards Flat Race- 1, T Lane; 2, A B Evans; 3. Jim Shrewsbury. Three Legged Race 1, W Boon and E Conally; 2, R Crow and C Randell; 3, A Clarke and T Thomas. Obstacle Race 1, H T Atinstrong 2, A Clarke, 3, J. Henderson. Hurdle Race—1, W H Isaacs; 2, C Randell; 3, W Boon. Star and Pebble Race—1, A Clarke 2, W Wakeley; 3, Mojridge. Wheelbarrow Race—1, A Crow and A Clarke; 2, J Lane and S Strachan; 3, T Ward and G Stone. Donkey Race—1, A Clarke, W H Isaacs, R Crow; 2, A B Evans, J Henderson, G Hitches; 3, H F Armstrong, W H Reynolds, C Randell. Consolation Race—1, T R Ward; 2, G Beetham 3, E James. i
BIRTHS. BAILLIE.- On the 17th inst., at Gwalia House, Cilgerran, the wife of Mr James Picton Baillie, of a daughter. LENVI.S.-Oll the 21st inst, at 4, Albert Terrace, Harringay Road, London, N. the wife of Mr David J. Lewis, (formerly of Llandilo), of a son. O^ENHAM.—On May 14th, the wife of Mr P. i Oxenham, station-master of Kimberley, South Africa (formerly of Carmarthen), of a daughter. MARRIAGES. GRANT DAVIES. On the 19th inst., at the English Congregational Church, in this. town, by the Rev. D. J. Thomas, Mr J. Grant, draper, Aberdare, to Miss Anne Davies, sister of Mr Charles Davies, butcher, Fountain Hall Farm, near this town. LAI CIIARNE—Cox.—June 1Uth, at St. Atine's-on- ca, by the father of the bridegroom, and the Rev. W. (J. Ferry, vicar of St. Anne's, and the Rev. C. H. Wood, vicar of St. George's, Preston, Mr T. Roland L. P. Laugliat-ile, eldest son of. Rev. T. R..J. Laugharne, of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, and vicar of Rhayader, Radnorshire, to Alexandra Beatrice, daughter of Mr C. Cox, H.M.O. WILKINS—RICHEN.— On June 17th, at the Baptist Chapel, Bourton, near Shrivenham (Berkshire), by the Rev. Mr Mansfield, pastor, Mr J. W. ilkins, clerk, Post Office, Carmar- then, to Alice Richen, of Bourton. DEATHS. Pp,i(,u.kRi). -,June 12th, at Pen Morfa, Upper Norwood, Mary Anne, second daughter of the. late Captain Jones-Parry, R.N., of Llwynonn Hall, Wrexham, and widow of Mr Charles Arthur Prichard, J.P., and D.L., Tyllwyd, Cardiganshire, aged 76 years. WODEHOUSE.— On the 14th inst., at Llwynbedw Pembrokeshire, Arthur Cecil (Billy), the beloved child of Clarence and France Bixkeley Wodehouse, aged 5 Ybar".