LLANDILO CHRONICLE. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting was held at the Town-hall on Saturday, when Major Thomas presided. The other members present were Alderman M. Davies, Messrs J. L. Thomas, D. Davies, W. Griffiths, Isaac Edwards, Evan Thomas, Henry Davies, D. Lloyd, James Thomas, Joseph Harries, Henry Herbert, Henry Jones Thomas, W. Lewis, J. Jones, W. Rees, T. Powell, J. Rees, and W. Jones.—The out-door relief of the North district (Mr Davies) for the past fortnight was as follows First week, JE45 2s 2d for 358 paupers corresponding period £45 5s (jd for ;)45. Second week, £ 42 15s tor 358, against £44 Is 6d for 345. South district (Mr Watkins)-second week, C40 12s 6d for 342 paupers, against £42 3s for 8<>S.—The House was reported to have been visited by Mr W. Griffiths, who found it in the usual satisfactory condition. Eleven vagrants had attended the House, as against ten for the corresponding period last year. Services had been held by Mr J. Thomas, lay reader, and the Revs. M. Thomas (M.) and J. Jones (W.)- The Chairman, referring to the death of Mr Pugh, said he was an ex-officio member of that board, and was a most useful man. His loss would be deeply felt. They never knew the value of a man until he had been removed from this sphere of labour. He had been chairman of the Quarter Sessions, and had died an M. P. He had left fine property behind him, and he (Major Thomas) trusted that his successor would act up to the part Mr Pugh had. Concluding, the Major said, "I trust Mr Pugh is 1 gone to a better place, where there are no politics or town clocks to bother him (lau,Iiter).-Mr Thomas Powell said there was great truth in what the chairman had said, and thought Mr Pugh would be missed, especially in the neigh- bourhood.—Mr Evan Thomas wished to urge upon the guardians the necessity of the relieving officers looking after the sons of parents who were receiving out-door relief. He thought that in such good times they should all be compelled to contribute towards their support. --Tiie Chairman thought it was part of their duty at every board meeting. If any guardians knew of such cases, it was their duty to report them. The both officers stated that the names of the children were given with each case.The Board next sat as Rural Sanitary Authority.—Arising out of a communication from Mr Ben Evans, of Llwyn- rhidian Farm, Mr Henry Herbert stated that he visited the locality on the mountains at Bryn- amman, where it was complained there was a scarcity of water consequent upon the diversion of a stream by the board, and had made arrange- ments for a supply.—The Clerk stated that he had written to the manager of the Garnant Works as to the waste of water that took place there. He had received a reply from the manager to the effect that when the board first complained he had a new stop fixed, but that some one had removed it. He had now again had it put in order, and had had a notice put up in the works that if the tap was tampered with again the water would be cut off. He trusted that would be effectual, and that there would be no cause for further complaint.— The question of the consideration of a letter from the Local Government Board bearing on the water supply of Ammanford again came on for discussion. The terms of the communications have already appeared in these columns. (A petition was lying upon the table) Chairman What is that petition ?—Mr Herbert Against the scheme. Mr Powell: I am told by a competent authority, that at least 70 per cent of the inhabitants suffer from inflamed tonsils as a consequence of using impure water. Mr J. Rees: The typhoid fever is always in that district.—Mr Powell: It would be against the interests of the inhabitants themselves in a few years if we were to listen to them. The petition was then read. It stated that it was from rate- payers or occupiers in Ammanford, that many public meetings duly convened had been held to consider the subject of the Llandyfan water scheme. At the last meeting the majority were of opinion that Ammanford was well and sufficiently supplied with water for domestic purposes, and considered that the proposed scheme was needless. The number of houses in Ammanford was 229, for which there were 28 wells. More wells were about being sunk. They, therefore, prayed that the board would not go to such unnecessary expense as was intended for providing a supply, which they conscientiously believed would be a burden that could not be supported.—The Chairman said it was quite evident the petitioners did not read the news- papers or they would have seen Mr Bircham's address at that board on the subject. He thought it ought to have been reprinted and distributed about Ammanford. It showed that the people were not going to be taxed as they thought, and as they were advised by the opponents of the scheme. The rate would be very small. He had been urged even by those who had wells to carry out the scheme, and told that he might depend upon a majority being in favour of it. He informed the one who was speaking to him that the Local Government Board would not allow them to rest as they were persuaded the water supply of Ammanford was insufficient and impure. Mr Powell: The gravelly nature of the soil is sufficient to prove it is not good water.—Mr D. Davies said the water had been analysed, and was good, and according to Mr Bircham they could not compel anyone to take water from that supplied by the scheme.—Mr J. Rees: Only 28 %(,-Ils.-Mr D. Davies Why not compel them to get more. —Mr Powell It will cost them more to sink wells than pay water rates in the end. He had been told by a medical man in the neighbourhood, and he attributed it to the water, that in the case of eight houses that immediately the dwellers therein took to using water from a well they suffered from inflamed tonsils. They had previously been having their water from a distance. The Chairman said he would ask the clerk what course they should take. It was no good shirking it.—Mr Powell We have had it long z!1 enoughbefore us.—Clerk It is for you to settle what you are going to do.-Chairman: I don't wont to put the onus on you, but lead us into the proper path. -Clerk You decide upon the scheme and I will put you in the proper path.—Mr D. Davies pointed out that the sum of R25 was now being spent in sinking a well for the Board School. The Clerk stated that the petition was signed by 184 persons.—The Chairman said it was not a question of the number of signatures, but whether the place was in an insanitary condi- tion. The water must percolate to the wells in such cravelly soil.—Mr Powell remarked that the sewer in Wind-street was in a most unsatisfactory condition. Mr D. Davies said the board was going to extremes. Even the medical officer had not condemned the water in his report. -The Chairman said the words in the letter of the Local Government Board were "as to the need of a proper supply of water for Bettws, Amman- ford, andiPantyffynon." The next move would be an inspector down to report on the matter.— The Clerk said that would be done as soon as the board resolved on a scheme and applied for the loan of moiiey. Mr D. Davies: They will oppose it to the utmost.—Mr Herbert There is no doubt of it.—Mr J. Rees We worked to the utmost against the scheme at Cwmamman, but we are very proud of it now. Alderman Davies advised following out the suggestion of the clerk, then it could be opposed before an inspector.— The Chairman said that after they had heard the intended deputation he would move that Mr Herbert be asked to bring forward the scheme to be put before the board at the next meeting. It must be carried out. A deputation from Ammanford consisting of Mr Price, schoolmaster Mr J. Richards, Mr D. Davies, and Mr J. Llewellyn, then waited upon the board. The letter from the Local Government Board was read by the chairman. He said they were trying to the best of their knowledge to get a scheme for the supply of water.—Mr Price admitted the scheme was excellent, but the question was Was it required ? There were only four or five parties iu favour of the scheme or who made any complaint of the present supply. Chairman We are officially informed otherwise from London, you have not a proper supply. — Mr Price confessed that 26 out of the 2S wells were private, and that there was a doubt aboJt the other two.—The Chairman took it that the *hole supply for those without wells depended ) i the willingness to supply by those who had them.— Mr D?Davies said many of them were erected by the same owners.—Mr Price thought it was very strange that the persons referred to by Mr Powell should have signed the petitiou. Alderman Davies said it seemed strange too, that Dr. Lloyd of Ammanford should be opposed to the scheme. His name was to the petition. -The Chairman jocu'arly remarked that a medical officer did not want a healthy district.— Alderman Davies We must not take it in that light.—Mr Price said that Dr. Lloyd had told him the previous night that if a water supply was brought to the village he would rise that from his own wizich.Nir D. Davies: Who is to pay for the water when all the people use it from wells ?- Mr Llewellyn We don't want the water. There is plenty there.—The Chairman asked what was the good of having drains with- out a means of flushing them. He stated again that he was quite sure that if they studied Mr Bircham's address the opposition would not be so great.—Mr W. Jones Mr Price has seen that Chairman What does he think of it 1-Mr J. Rees He says the opposition has increased since.—Chairman I am sorry they don't under- stand Englibh.—Mr Herbert said he would like to say one word about it as some people at Ammanford said he was pushing it on. Chairman Oh no, I force you.—Mr Herbert: I have not done anything to press it on except bringing in a report at the request of the board. —Chairman You must not find fault with Mr Herbert. The Local Government Board force us to this, and, knowing Mr Herbert to be intelligent in this department, we asked for his advice. If Mr Herbert was not employed some one else would be.—Mr Herbert said some of the present deputation did it and he should like them to prove it. He done done nothing beyond making the report. Chairman It is very unjust if they do any such thing. He thought with due respect to the deputation that they would have very little consideration by the board or the Local Government Board. —The Chairman admitted in answer to Mr Price that he knew of no refusal to supply water from the wells. He (Mr Price) had no doubt they had a proper supply. The Chairman said the authorities were oppo ed to them.Mr D. Davies contended that at Ammanfurd Mr Bircham was not understood as he was by the chairman.—Mr Herbert Suppose that petition is sent to the Local Government Board.—Clerk It will have no effect whatever. After further discussion, Mr Herbert advised the deputation to prepare evidence to oppose it before the inspector from the Local Government Board. POLICE INSPECTION. Captain Elgie inspected the police force of the town and district on Wednesday, and expressed himself satisfied with the appearance of the men. EXCURSION. The members of the Church Sunday School, together with those of the Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan, visited Tenby on Monday. The weather was very favourable, and all appeared to have thoroughly enjoyed the outing. SUDDEN DEATH. We regret to announce the death, early on Friday morning, of Ann Rees, a dairymaid, employed at Manoravon, the seat of the late Mr D. Pugh, M.P., which took place in a very sudden manner. The deceased was, it is stated, in her usual health on the day previous, when the funeral of her late master took place, and it is believed died from heart disease, consequent upon excitement she must have felt on the occa- sion of the death of Mr Pugh. EISTEDDFOD. The forthcoming eisteddfod on Bank Holiday promises to be quite if not more successful, than its predecessors. The entries which are not yet closed, are already very numerous. We shall be able next week to give full particulars. 1ST. V.B., THE WELSH RKCIMENT. Orders for the week ending Saturday Aug. 2nd, 1890, Officer on duty, Major Thomas. Company Orderlies, Sergeant Evan Evans, and Lance- corporal W. Williams. Orderly buglers, L. Thomas and F. L. Lafferty. Band practice on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Company drill on Wednesday, the 30th inst., at 7. 30 p.m. in uniform with helmets. Class-firing and practice on Thursday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. till dusk (weather permitting.) It is notitied that the class-firing for prizes and badges is extended for one day to complete the parades and drills for the week ending August 2nd. The Armoury will be closed punctually at 2 p.m. on all class-tiring days. JOHN THOMAS, Major.
LAUGHARNE ECHOES. (BY ABERCORKAN) Laugharne, Wednesday. THE REGATTA. In consequence of Carmarthen Fair falling on the same date as that fixed for the regatta,— namely, Tuesday, the 12th of August—the Com- mittee have decided" to hold it on Monday, the 11th of August. Already the subscriptions are coming in well. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS. We are glad to find that Miss May David, daughter of Mr T. David, of the Pynes, in this town, has been successful in obtaining the South Kensington 1st class certificate for higher mathematics, and, also, first class in Agriculture. Miss Gwenny David has also passed in Agriculture, and the Trinity College, London, junior practical music. These successes speak well for the teach- ing of the High School, Carmarthen, where both are pupils, and we wish the school all pros- perity. SAVED FROM DROWNING. On Thursday evening, the 17th inst., a lad named George Roberts (t-ldest son of Lewis Roberts, ferryman), fell into the tide-where the water was about ten feet deep—and, but for a timely rescue, would have been drowned. It appears that the boy was playing on the rocks near the ferryman's cottage, when he accidentally tumbled in. Fortunately, Mr George Roberts, Gosport-street, happened to be near, and hearing the splash, and seeing the boy's head in the water, immediately plunged in without even stopping to take off his coat, and saved the boy as he was sinking for ohe second time. Some year's ago this same lad was saved from drowning by Mr Charles Smith, (Cliff Cottage), and to whom the Royal Humane Society awarded their bronze medal. The wonder is that there are not more accidents, considering the number of children that are frequently to be seen near the water's edge. PRIMROSE LEAGUE FETE. I hear that a Primrose League Fete is to be held next week, in the grounds at Glanymor, the residence of Mr Falkener. Preparations are being made for the entertainment of a goodly company, and, should the weather prove propitious, the event will, unquestionably, be a distinct success.
WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. Mr Goschen's amendments embodying his new I proposals as to the allocation of the liquor money appeared on -the parliamentary papers for Wednesday. It will be remembered that the whole sum derivable from the liquor duties amounts to £ 1,100,000. Of this £ 300,000 has been appropriated for police superannuation, leaving a residue of £ 800,000. Of this residue a sum amounting to £330,000 will be distributed among the county councils in the same proportions as the annual probate duty grant. So far as Wales is con- cerned, the whole of the Welsh share may be devoted to intermediate and technical education under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act. The Welsh county councils (including, of course, the Monmouth Council) have thus zt36,864, which they may grant for intermediate and technical education, in addition to about 215,000, which will accrue from the statutory half-penny rate under the Act.
USEFUL HINTS TO BUTTER MAKERS. Use TOMLINSON & Co.'s Butter Colour, a pure vegetable oil. does not colour the Butter Milk. Bottles, 6d., Is, 2s 6d, and 7s 6d. Mint Street Works, Lincoln. IMPORTANT TO BACKERS OF HORSES.-Everv- sportsman should send for List of Prices to R WILKINSON, Turf Commis. Ion Ai;ent, 14, ST JOHN'S-SQUARE, CARDIFF. ~W.-f.et 0l receipt of address. Starting Prices on all Races. Telegraphic Address—" Mazurka," Cardiff.
MEETING AT LLANDOVEBY. The first meeting took place at the Llandovery Town-hall on Tuesday evening. There was a large audience present. Amongst the candidates presort were Mr Gwilym Evans, Dr. Howell Rees, Tirbach Mr Olive J. Williams, Llanelly Mr Abel Thomas, barrister and Mr W. J. Wilson, Llanelly. The chair was occupied by the Rev. T. Evans Henllys. Mr Gwilym Evans, Llanclly, began in Welsh y z: and said that many of those present remembered him when a boy in school, but he asked them to forget that time and to give him credit for what he had (lone since. The electors were trying to get a man to represent them who would be in close touch with their feelings, and they were determined to get one from the ranks. If they could not get a bona-fide working man, they sought one who would be in close touch with them. He trusted that the best feeling would exist between all concerned during the election, and that at the end of the contest they would all be as friendly as they were that night. (Applause.) He understood that many landlords in the county and their agents were opposed to him. That, however, would have no influence whatever upon him. He would do his best, and was not afraid of either landlords or their agents. If elected he would do his best for the electors. Many reports had been circulated about his political opinions which were tbsollitelylititi lie. It had been said that he had worked against the Liberal Association. That statement was a decided untruth. It was true that he had once opposed the East Carmarthenshire Liberal Association, and that was during the election of 1886. He did not quite understand the Home Rule question, and he opposed it. (Cheers.) Proceeding to speak of the Liberal programme he declared for disestablishment, disendowment, fixity of tenure, fair rents, a land court to fix rents, reform of the game laws and liquor traffic, and the full control of the police by the County Council. He favoured local option to the fullest extent. One of the earliest dreams of his youth had been to become an M.P., and he thought he had, at any rate, sufficient energy to be one. He could do more there than some people born with silver spoons in their mouths, and if returned, and they were dissatisfied with him when the dissolution of Parliament came, he would be quite willing for them to seek a better man. (Applause.) Mr Abel Thomas next addressed the meeting. He would speak Welsh at the close, but he thought they would better understand his English. He felt that he and Mr Evans and the other candidates were trotted out like horses at a show, but he would try to be natural about all things. (Applause.) He referred to the speeches lie made in helping to found the Liberal associations in Swansea and East Carmarthen, and said he had always been regarded as a Radical. He felt he was one by birth and conviction, and would, he felt sure, be one when he died. He was a Non- conformist, his father and mother were Baptists, and he had followed in their footsteps, and remained _>;0. (Applause.) After dealing with disestablishment, which he supported, he said he had been in tithe cases, and knew many people had been pressed. He considered tithes the property of the nation. Land reform, free riv ers, leaseholds, manhood suffrage, one man one vote, he all hoped to see dealt with during his lifetime by the House of Commons, and if not by the House of Lords, then that House would be amended. (Laughter.) Mr Allen, Llangadock inquired if Mr Evans owned the St. Clear's Brewery and some half a dozen public houses in East Carmarthenshire. Mr Evans admitted the ownership, but said the brewery profits were his brother's. (Lauglffer.) The meeting closed with the usual vote of thanks.
MEETING AT LLANDILO. The second meeting was held on Wednesday evening at the old Methodist Chapel, Llandilo. There was a large attendance. Mr J. Gwynne Hughes (Tregib), who was one of the nominated candidates, occupied the chair. At the outset the Chairman called upon Mr Gwilym Evans to address the meeting Mr Gwi.ym Evans, who began in Welsh, said he had the greatest respect for Mr Abel Thomas as a gentleman, a politician, and a professional I man—(hour, hear) —and he would now say that if tney pa,sed him bJ he knew of no better man fur them than Mr Abel Thomas. (" Hear, hear," and laughter.) Dealing with objections raised against his candidature, he said he gave the full story regarding Mr Foliti Jones, Blaenos. In 1878 a gentleman named Mr Broom, who held the stamp office, died, and he asked Mr Jones to help him to get the office. Air Jones promised to do so, and wrote to Sir William Hart Dyke. The result was that he had the appoint- ment. Several gentlemen protested against it because he was a Liberal and a Nonconformist. He himself went to Kent to Sir William Hart Dyke, who said that the Government had had considerable trouble because he, being a Liberal and a Nonconformist, was appointed. It had been given to someone else, but, in spite of all opposition, he secured the position. (Cheers.) In the election in which Mr Powell, Maesgwyntie, Lord Emlyn, and Mr Jones, Blaen Nos, were the candidates, the Tories said, Vote for Emlyn and Jones," and some said Plump for Emlyn." He, however, supported Powell and Jones, and for that reason it was said that he voted for a Tory. He, however, did not have a county vote at that time, but if he had he would have given one to Powell, and one to M,r Jones, because the latter helped him in getting the appointment. That was the whole truth of the case. He had never worked against the Liberal Association of Llanelly and East Carmarthen- shire. He had been elected a member of the county council with a hundred more votes than any man in the county. (Cheers.) He had also been elected vice-president of the council, and also a member of the joint education committee, (Cheers.) He had been told that day at Llanelly, it would be dangerous for him to appear at Llanelly, but he was quite positive that they would listen to him with every fair play. (Cheers.) Mr Evans concluded by saying that if elected he would follow in the footsteps of such men as I Messrs Ellis, Mabon, and Randell, and would always do his best for the good old cause of Liberalism. (Loud and continued cheering.) Mr Abel Thomas on rising was the occasion for loud and prolonged cheering. He jocularly re- marked that he thought he was as good a Welsh- man as Mr Evans, but could not speak so well. (Laughter.) Referring to the loss which LIandilo has sustained by the death of Mr Pugh, their late member, he said that he was a good landlord, and wondered how. many of them would have been able to attend to parliamentary duties better than their late member had done at such an advanced age. (Applause.) He trusted they would not select Mr Evans as a candidate, because he happened to be able to speak Welsh better than himself. (Laughter and applause.) He was a thorough Welshman. (Applause.) They were both Nonconformists, the only difference being that he was a Baptist, whilst Mr Evans was a Calvinistic Methodist. (Laughter.) The question was who was the best man to represent them in the House of Commons. He felt sure that they would do their best to send a man who would do his utmost to secure the best Liberal measures, and vote for the man who would fight for their country and their cause. (Cheers.) He would be quite satisfied with the decision of the associa- tion. He had always supported Liberal associa- tions, and bad really been identified with the founding both of those of Swansea and Llanelly. He was a firm and staunch supporter of Home Rule, also of the disestablishment and disendow- ment of the Church but they could only hope to get the latter by first of all giving Home Rule to Ireland. The tithes, lie held, be- longed to the nation. He was in favour of free education, provided they had it under proper control. He was a warm supporter of leasehold enfranchisement, and the principle of one man one vote. As to the question of his being a lawyer, that objection would apply equally as well to Mr David Randell. As to the Employers' Liability Act, he knew the weak points of the present act, and could readily place his fingers on them. Referring to Home Rule for Wales, he considered that what they required was a measure of local self-government. Let them call it Home Rule if they liked but it was not really what was usually understood by that term. What they wanted was power to deal with local bills, appoint stipendiary magistrates, mines inspectors, and other officials, who in every case ought to possess thorough knowledge of the Welsh language. (Loud applause). With such a measure he would go heart and soul. (Cheers). Hut he could not approve 0: the suggestions advocated in North Wales, to have a Welsh Parliament, for he did not think it would benefit Wales to have a Lord Chief Just Ice, a Lord Chancellor, and a Prime Minister. In conclusion, he said that if elected he would always do his best for them, but he would not promise he would resign in twelve months, for he felt sure he would give them no cause whatever for it. (Loud and prolonged cheering). The proceedings then terminated with votes of thanks to the chairman and the candidates. All the gentlemen nominated have withdrawn, with the exception of Mr Abel Thomas and Mr Gwilym Evans, and the choice of the Association will be limited to these two.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. The really excellent promise of six or seven weeks back is already to a great extent dissipated and expectations on the acreage of last year have retrograded perhaps a million qrs. for wheat, though on oats and barley there are as yet no certain reductions. Barley, however, is bound to suffer if we have a repetition of such a storm as on Thursday last, while even now it is doubt- ful if it can be a high quality year for this cereal, which depends more than any other upon its quality for remunerating the farmer. The London average for English wheat has advanced to 34s lid per qr., being 2s 9d improvement on the fortnight. The sales, without being large-in July and of home produce they never are-show a larger quantity disposed of at the higher than at the lower price, and therein may fairly be taken as witnessing to the genuine firmness displayed by English wheat growers in the south, and the increasing appreciation among millers of the fact that the small reserves of 1889 wheat will be no longer obtainable at such prices as prevailed as recently as June. In the north, where not much new wheat is sold before November, there is proportionately less exhaustion in July, conse- quently we find Carlisle accepting 30s lOd for English wheat Newcastle, 32s 3d York. 32s Gd Sheffield, 32s 5d; Hull, 318 5d; and Doncaster, 32s 3d per qr. The country market of Friday, while showing strength of tone, as at Southampton, Exeter, and Derby, were not brisk for wheat, and the heavy rain of the Thursday night was not thought to have done any great damage to the growing crops. On Saturday, however, after. another wet day, feeling was a good deal more buoyant, and the fuller reports of the Thursday's storm proved it to have been much more serious than at first believed. The week, therefore, closed with an upward tendency for Englir C and with samples worth Gd to Is all Prin J; terms at most markets. Pawl \)1 ——— » •hp r
M A R K E T S. CORN. CARDIFF, Saturday.—(From the report of Messi ■ James Tucker, Limited).—Our market was firm to- day, and under the influence of the continued unsettled weather, most articles were again some- what dearer. Wheat of all descriptions was about 6d per qr higher. Oats, beans, maize, and grind- ing barley realised 3d per qr above the prices of last week. GLOUCESTER,, Saturday.—(From W. C. Lucy and Co.'s Report.)—The little English wheat offering at our market to-day was held for prices which millers resisted. Foreign wheat was 6d per qr dearer, but the trade was slow. Grinding barley, maize, and oats were firm at fully late rates. PROVISIONS. MONMOUTH, Saturday.—At our market to-day there was a good attendance and the supply was plentiful, but trade was slack. The following were the quotations:—Fresh butter, from Is to Is Id per lb. Hen's eggs, 12 and 13 for Is. Dressed poultry: Ducks, from 5s 6d to Gs 6d per couple; fowls, from 4s Gd to 5s 6d per couple. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a large supply of butter at oar market to-day, which sold at from 9d to 9Jd per lb, according to quality. CORK, Saturday.—Ordinary: Firsts, 73s; Seconds, G7s; Thirds, 64s; Fourths, 4Ss. Mild Cured Firkins: Superfine, 79s; Fine, 7ls; Mild, G7s. Ditto Kegs: Mild, 65s. Number in market 1,7:3 firkins and 338 mild. CORK, Wednesday.—Firsts, 73s; seconds, G8s; thirds, 63s; fourths, 52s. Kegs—seconds, 65s. Mild-cured firkins—superfine, 78s fine, 71s; mild, 67s. Do. kegs—fiuo, 69s. In market—1,377 fir- kins, 370 mild.
EDUCATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. CARMARTHEN. GIRLS' COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, 10, QUAY STREET, CARMARTHEN. PRINCIPAL MRS. W. MARLES-THOMAS PUPILS have passed the South Kensington Ait and Science; First Class College of Preceptors Junior and Senior Society of Arts, Oxford and Cam- bridge Local Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College Examinations. First Class Honours, Special Distinctions and Prizes, have been gained in the above Examinations. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CARMARTHEN". A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL. PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. LADY PRINCIPAL Miss ARTHY. M.R.C.P., Certificated in Honors, Cambridge University Certificated, 1st Class, by the Council of Education German Diploma. LADY SUPERINTENDENT MRS. ROBERTS. ASSISTANT TEACHERS MISS K. S. GILES, Certificated Cambridge, Oxford, and Trinity College, London, and in Mathematics, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Drawing by Science and Art Department, South Kensington.—Miss RANDALL, Certificated, 1st Class, by the Council of Education in Botany, Hygiene, Agriculture, Chemistry and Drawing by the Science and Art Department, South Kensington Trinity College, Theory of Music; Kindergarten, Needlework, and Drill Certificates.-Miss GILES: Certificated, College of Preceptors in Drawing and Mathe- matics by the Science and Art Department, Souih Kensington. NON-RESIDENT -MISS BUCKLEY, Associate in Music, Trinity College, London; Senior R.A.M. and Trinity College Certificates (Organ, Piano, Theory); Society of Arts, 1st Class in Music Cambridge Higher Certificate. DRAWING MASTER—MR. W. JONES, Higher Certi- ficates South Kensington. Music MASTER—MR. COOKE, Organist of Christ Church. DANCING MISTRESS—MISS AYLUSur. THE School gives an excellent education on very JL moderate terms. Admirable accommodation for Boarders, under the superintendence of a Clergyman's widow. Pupils prepared for public Examinations. Half-term Monday, June 16th. £ <?- The Council of the High School offers THREE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS of fifteen pounds each, available in September, 1890, and renewable at the close of each year. An Examination of the Candidates for these Scholar- ships will be held at the School in September. The subjects of this Examination with all particulars as to School fees, board and tuition, may be had on application to the Principal on or before September 1st, 1890. QUEEN ELIZABETH GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CARMARTHEN. FOUNDED, 1576. Chairman of Governors: VISCOUNT EMLYN. Head lIfasta-J. J. LLOYD-WILLIAMS, M.A., late Classical Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford; Head Master of St. David's College School, Lampeter, 1883-87. ASSISTANT MASTERS. Mathematics—E. H. HENSLEY, M.A., late Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge; Bell (Uni. versity) Scholar, 1882; Twelfth Wrangler, 1885. The Xatural Sciences and Preparatory Side- W. S. WATERFIELD, B.A., Merton College, Oxford; 2nd Class Final School of Natural Science. Lover Mathematics and English-S. E. DAVIES. Jlusic-Instrumental and Vocal- C. VIDEON HARDING, Organist of St. Peter's, Carmarthen. Drawing (in all its branches)-W. JONES, Head Master of the School of Art, Carmarthen. D)-ill-Tii,strtcctor-SergeaTit- Major CoorER. MHE School is a first grade school, and prepares I for Scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge, London University, the Welsh University Colleges, Law and Medical Examinations, Banks, etc., and all branches of business. All boys are taught Latin and French. Each form has a distinct classical and modern side. In the latter special attention is devoted to Mathematics, English subjects and modern languages, and teaching is also given in Chemistry, Physiology, Physiography, Mensuration, Mechanics, Physics, Principles of Agriculture,etc Two Board- ing-Houscs (with private studies)., under Head Master's Supervision. Spacious Laboratory, with benches for Practical Chemistry. Large Gymnasium (50 feet long by 25 feet wide) with all appliances. Cricket and Football Field. The List of Honours since January, 1888, includes Scholarships and Exhibitions at Oxford and Cam- bridge in Classics, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences—total value over X750. Medal and two proxime accessit for Medal, Edinburgh University proxime accessit for Powis Exhibition, value Y,60 per annum. Over 90, first and second classes Science and Art ExaminatioLS, South Kensington. Place in 1st and 2nd Division, London, Matricula- tion. Higher and Lower (Oxford and Cambridge Schools). 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THE VACANCY IN EAST C AR M A RTHENS HI R E. MEETING OF THE RADICAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. A meeting of the executive of the Liberal Asso- ciation of East Carmarthen met at the Memorial- hall, Llandilo, on Satsrday, about 40 delegates being present. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN. Mr Gwilym Evans, in his capacity as chiirinan of the association, opened the m.ting. As b(! was interested, be wculd ask thclJJ to appoint a chair- man lo take his phce. It was not Ins intention to take any part in the proceeding* except to answer such questions as were put 10 him. After con- siderable discussion during which several persons were proposed as chairmen, the ultimate choice fell upon Mr Maybery, Llanelly. n- The Chairman said his nrst duty was not a very pleasant one. Since the last meeting of the council Mr Pugh had passed away, and lie pro- posed a vote of condolence with the friends of the late member. Dr. Howell Rees seconded, and it was unani- mously carried. The Chairman took it that the only business for them to discharge was to make arrangements for the next meeting of the council. They were on the eve of an election, and it was their duty to make arrangements. 'I he rule relating to the choice of a candidate was that the choice of a candidate for the Parliamentary representation should rest with the council, which should be summoned to meet for that purpose at a place and on a. day fixed by the executive committee, seven days' notice. of every such meeting being given to every member ot the council; and that the decision of the majority of the members of the council be binding and final. He might mention that at Llanelly the delegates had held a meeting and recommended that dis- trict meetings be held as early as possible, in order that the electors might hear addresses from the candidates. He thought it very nuwise that the selection should be made on the spur of the moment without giving an opportunity of hearing the candidates before them. Mr W. Howell remarked that if they did not take care they would find themselves in the middle of a contest without a candidate. The time was short, and they should fix the day of the council meeting as early as possible. In the meantime the candidate- could be communicated with and asked whether they intended to stand, and also whether they intended to abide by the decision of the asso- ciation. He urged them not to fritter away valu- able time, but to select their candidate as early as possible. Mr O. J. Williams remarked that the next week might be utilised for district meetings, and thus allow the council to meet on the Monday or Wednesday following. Mr D. R. Edmunds—Is it intended that at these district meetings votes of confidence or non. confidence should be passed in the candidates ? MrO. J. Willii,ms-The district should certainly speak on the selection of a candidate. The Chairman agreed, although, of course, the final selection would rest with the council. At the same time, however, he thought they should first of all fix upon the day for the council meeting. Mr D. R. Edmunds pleaded that they should lose no time. The writ might be issued on Monday, and they should remember that the returning officer was a Conservative, and the law gave him power to fix upon an early day for the nominations and polling. If, therefore, they did not select a candidate as early as possible they might be landed in a difficulty. The Chairman did not believe they should throw on one side the question of district meetings, otherwise they would be charged with holding hole and corner meetings, and the association would be brought into bad repute. On a vote being taken, Tuesday week was adopted for the next meeting of the council. It was further decided that the meeting be held at Ammanford, and if the issuing of the writ necessitated an earlier day, the secretaries should have power to convene the meeting. Prolonged discussion again ensued on the question of holding the district meetings. Dr. Howell Rees felt quite sure that a great deal of dissatisfaction would be felt amongst the work- ing classes unless they had an opportunity of hear- ing the candid Ites. Hitherto they had heard the candidates after being chosen; now, however, they wanted to hear them first. He proposed, therefore, that the meetings should be held, and that the candidates be invited to address them. Mr Gwilym Evans—There is a meeting to-night at Llandilo; perhaps they would invite us to-night to give our views, as some of us are here. Mr 0. J. Williams—Is Mr Evans prepared to ad- dress the meeting ? Mr Gwilym Evans—Yes. The Rev W. Davies (Llaudilo) and Mr Gwynne Hughes (presideut of the Llandilo district) denied that a meeting was to be held that night. Pembrey not having been mentioned by Dr. Rees as a place to hold a meeting, the Rev John Rogers (Pembrey) urged them to hold one there. Mr W. Howell asked if they were going to coerce the constituency. The chairman of each branch would see that meetings would be held. He felt sure it would cause dissatisfaction, be- cause meetings would not be held in certain populous districts. The districts were not in a state of infancy-of perpetual pupilage. Mr Gwilym Evans asked if they could not arrange to secure a coach to enable the candidates to go round the county. He was quite prepared to do so. Mr J. Walter Jones said they must show the "Tories" that they were uot going to be beaten by them. They should arrange specified times to hold these meetings, and they should be unanimous about it. In the agricultural districts, if the weather was wet, they would have plenty of electors to attend if fine, they would not attend. Mr W. Gamiel, Llanelly, contended that every district was entitled to take the initiative in the choice of a candidate, then the election would be conducted on a sound basis; that was the mode of procedure in the borough election. Mr D. R. E lmuuds ultimately proposed, and it was unanimously carried, that the meetings should be held as follows:—Tuesday, at Llandovery, 7.30 o'clock; Wednesday, at Llandilo, 7.30; Thursday, at Cwmamman, 7; Friday, at Pontardulais and Llangennech, 7.30; Saturday, at Llanelly 7.30; and Monday, at Pembrey, 7. THE QUESTION OF BINDING THE CANDIDATES. Mr Howell asked what steps they were going to take to force the candidates to accept the decision of the association. The Chairman believed that this question also should be left to the council. The R6V T. Evans asked who the candidates were. Mr Howell said the candidates were:—Messrs R. D. Burnie, Alfred Davies (Hampstead), Gwilym Evans, William Howell, J. Walter Jones, Major Jones, Thomas Powell (Llandilo), Abel Thomas, D. L.Thomas (Llandilo), O. J. Williams (Llanelly), Jeremiah Williams (Llanelly), W. J. Wilson (Llanelly), and Dr. Ilowell Ree". He believed Mr Powell had withdrawn, as also Mr Gwyene Hughes. Dr. Jones (Llanelly) said that when they last met it was the unanimous opinion that they should have nothing whatever to do with a candidate un- less he promised to abide by the decision of the association. He was of opinion that they should not hear the candidates until they had a promise to that effect. If they heard them at the district meetings, and if the candidates should then refuse to abide by the decision of the association, they (the association) would be frustrating their own eods by giving them their countenance to find them turn out traitors. The Chairman—It is for the council to make those arrangements when they meet. I don't think it is competent for this meeting to make any hard-and-fast rule. Dr. Jones—It will be too late then. Mr Howell was of the same opinion. Men bad trifled with associations, and it was for them to so arrange their affairs that it would be impossible for any of the candidates to set them at defiance. Mr Gwilym Evans, amid cries of Order," objected to the suggestion that the candidates should not be asked whether they would abide by the decision of the association until the meeting of the council. The Chairman considered it somewhat indeli- oate, as Mr Evans was a candidate, that he should have said what he had. Mr Evans pointed out that other candidates had spoken. The Rev W. Davtea thought it fair that the candidates should preserve silence. Mr Evans remarked that he would have said nothing if three or four other candidates bad not spoken. Mr W. Howell did r It see that what Mr Evans had said was in any w y indelica te. As business men, they should see bat the candidates were bound. Mr O. J. Williams ■ ose, but was met with the cry, You arc a candidate." Mr Williams replied that Mr Howell, who had just sat down, was also a candidate. He maintained that at the last, meet- ingoi the council they were out of order in nominating candidates, and in some cases discuss- ing tl.eir merits. In a ease like this, bethought, they might iusist on the candidates abiding by the decision of the council. For himself, if the com- mittee had the right to ask him. he could auswer to the satisfaction of every member. But he agreed with the chairman that it had better be left to the council meeting itself. Ho was distinctly of opinion that a great deal of what was done at the last meeting was out of order. Dr. Jones-I believe-- Mr Williams—Another candidate, Mr Howell-I-- Dr. Jones—I am on my feet. There was a strong feeling shown at the last meeting that we should have nothing to do with any candidate who would not abide by the decision of the association. If we do not ask tho secretaries to write to the candidates and got such a promise from them be- tore the meetings are addressed, we, though a committee, will be overriding the decision of the council. I propose that the secretaries write to the candidates and ask them if they are prepared to stan.t, and, if so, whether they will abide by the i decision of the association. If they answer these questions favourably we can then ask them to ad- dress the district meetings. If they don't answer these questions satisfactorily, I maintain that we have no right to ask them to address the electors. Mr Howell seconded the proposition of Dr. Jones, and at the same time objected to people saying he was a candidate. He bad not said so. The Rev T. Exans supported the resolution. The association might be thrown over; it had been done before. Mr D. R. Edmunds said that what he had beard led him to believe that there was an impression that people down below were for a certain candidate, and those up there for another. He was sorry to hear it. He hid been accused of having come from Cardiff to support a certain candidate. He repudiated the suggestion, and would keep himself free until Tuesday week. One of the Secretaries said that the candidates nominated at the last meeting had been com- municated with, and their replies were on the table. The Chairman here declined to put the question to the vote, believing it to be out of order. The Rev J. Rogers asked that the replies might be read. The Chairman also ruled that out of order. Dr. Jones maintained that the resolution of the council meant that they should having nothing to do with a candidate who would not abide by the decision of the association. This committee now proposed that they should hear people who had not bouud themselves. Mr Howell-The resolution of the council also said that the nominations should close on July 10. Now it was proposed to extend the time until the next council meeting. It was m>'re child's play, MrO. J. Williams—T he resolution of the council was out of order. Mr Wilkins—Did they exceed their duty ? Was it on the agenda ? Mr Williams said it was not. Mr Howell had written to the candidates in accordance with that resolution, however, and he was now functus officio. Mr Ho well We don't want any Roman law (laughter). Mr Gwilym Evans — English, please (renewed laughter). Mr O. J. Williams-The duties of the secre- taries have been concluded. They have written to the candidates, and they cannot write again. Mr W. Howell-Only those nominated at the last meeting have been communicated with. Mr Samuel 1 he council had no right to nomi- nate candidates simply to choose from nomina- tions received from the district. The Rev W. D.wics Why press this question any further ? Mr Howell—Owing to the minutes of the council meeting at which you verc present. The Rev W. Davies did not believe in the com- mittee dictating to the public; perfect liberty should be given. Mr Samuel (to the chairman)—I think you have given your ruling, sir ? b The Chairman Yes, I rule it out of order. The meeting then terminated.