UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ABERYSTWYTH. A GRAND BAZAAR IN AID OF THE BUILDING FUND OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, Will be held at the College Hall On WEDNESDA Y, TIIURSDA Y, FRIDA Y, and SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 1800. A large Assortment of FANCY GOODS, FURNITURE, INDIAN BRASS, JAPANESE WARE, &c. ENTERTAINMENTS, LUNCHEONS, TEAS, tLc. The Bazaar will be open each day at 12 noon. ADMISSION—Is. After 6 p.m., 6d. [198-151. CJ TT AT FIRE OFFICE. U -1AI ESTABLISHED 1710. Sum insured in June, 1889, £ 338,900,000. For further information apply to the following Agents:— CARMARTHEN Mr. William Francis. Llandilo Mr. D. W. Jones. Burry Port Mr. It. Frank Randell Llanstephan Mr. John Davies Llangennech Mr. Daniel Morgans. [198—162 GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. MILFORD HAVEN REGATTA AND GRAND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11, CHEAP DAY EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to MILFORD from LLANELLY 8.45, and Carmar- then at 9.0 a.m. MARINE TRIP IN MILFORD HAVEN, On MONDAY, AUGUST 11, CHEAP DAY EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to NEW MILFORD and PEMBROKE DOCK, to include a MARINE TRIP (weather and circumstances per- mitting) of about THREE HOLTRS, from LLANELLY 8.45 and 10.35 a.m., Pembrey 10.40, Kidwelly 10.50, Ferryside 11.0, CARMARTHEN 9.0 and 11.5, St. Clears 9.35 and 11.35 a.m. EISTEDDFOD AT CARDIGAN. On AUGUST 13, a DAY EXCURSION to CARDIGAN will leave CARMARTHEN at 7.5 a.m., and call at all stations to Kilgerran inclusive. DA Y EXCURSION TRAINS will run asunder: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, to CARMAR- THEN, Tenby and PEMBROKE DOCK, leaving Llanelly 8.20 a.m., Carmarthen 8.40, and *Carmarthen Junction at 9.0. *Not to Carmarthen. CHEAP EXCURSIONS will run as under FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, to LONDON for 3, 4, 0 or 8 days, leaving NEW MILFORD at 9.0 p.m., Milford 8.50, Johnston 9.10, HAVERFORDWEST 9.20, Clarbeston Road 9.35, Clynderwen 9.45, Whit- land 10.5, St. Clears 10.20, Sarnau 10.30, CARMAR- THEN 10.30, Carmarthen Junction 10.40, Ferryside 10.55, Kidwelly 11.5, Pembrey 11.15, LLANELLY 11.30 p.m. On FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, a CHEAP EXCURSION for READING and LONDON will leave tSEW MILFORD at 9.10 a.m., "tMIL- FORD 8.5, +*.Johnston 9.25, +*Haverfordwest 9.35, Clynderwen 9.55, +*Pembroke Dock 7.40. f Pembroke 7.48, +*Tenby 8.15, t*Narberth 8.45, +*Cardigan 7.25, Kilgerran 7.40, Boncarth 7.50, Crymmych Arms 8.5, Whitland 10.10, St. Clears 10.25. Llandyssil 8.15, *Carmarthen 10.30, Carmarthen Junction 10.45, Ferryside 10.55, Kidwelly 11.5, Pembrey 11.15, LIanelly 11.30, to return following Friday. Passengers also booked from Stations marked thus to Gloucester and Cheltenham, and from Stations marked t to Newport and Cardiff also. On MONDAY, AUGUST 18. CHEAP EX- CURSION TICKETS will be issued to SHREWS- BURY, Oswestry, Llangollen, Wrexham, Chester, Bala, Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Rhyl. Abergele, and Llandudno, from PEMBROKE DOCK at 7.40 a.m., Pembroke 7.48, Tenby 8.15, Narberth 8.45, New Milford 8.5, Milford 8.0, Haverfordwest 8.30, Cardigan 7.25, Llandyssil 8.15, Carmarthen 7.15, Carmarthen Junction 7.20, Llanelly 8.5; to return August 25th. Passengers may also return on other dates, on pay- ment of a small additional charge. Passengers also booked by this train to Malvern, Worcester, Kidderminster, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. For full particulars see bills. HY. LAMBERT, General Manager. [198-153. A BAZAAR AT ABERGORLECH. A FANCY BAZAAR will be held at Abergorlecli on Wednesday and Thursday, September 3rd and 4th, in aid of the BRECHFA CHURCH BUILD- ING FUND, under distinguished patronage. Stalls will be presided over by Mrs Gwynne-Huglies, Tregib Mrs Morris Jones, The Rectory, Brechfa; and other ladies. As the sum of £ 300 is still urgently needed before the building of this Church can be proceeded with, the generous support of the well-wishers of the Church is earrestly entreated. [198-150. LAMPETER UNION. I the undersigned, hereby give Notice, that the AUDIT of the Accounts of the said Lampeter Union, and of the Rural Sanitary District in the said Union and of the several Parishes and Contributory Places contained in the said Union and District, or in the said Union solely, for the half-year ended 25th of March last, will commence at the Board-room of the Guardians of the Poor of the said Union at Lampeter, on Monday, the 18th day of August, at 12 o'clock in the forenoon. Dated the 4th day of August, 1890. (Signed) EDWARD JONES, District Auditor of the South Wales Audit District. [193-152. BUILT11 AGRICULTURAL SHOW. ENTRIES close for Jumping Competition AUGUST 28th, 1890. First Prize, £ 10; 2nd, £ 5. TOM V. PRICE, Secretary. [198-157. LOST. LOST, about the 25th July, a SHEEP and TWO LAMBS, tails docked.—Information to be given to Inspector Rees, Pensarn, Carmarthen. [198—159 SALES BY AUCTION. PEMBROKESHIRE. PARISH OF ROBESTON WEST. VALUABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL ESTATE FOR SALE. Mli. T. RULE OWEN has received instructions to offer for SALE by PU1JLIC AUCTION, at the Castle llotel, Haverfordwest, on Saturday, the 9th day of August, 1S90, at two for three o'clock pre- cisely, the highly important and valuable Residential Estate, called ROBESTON HALL," Distant about 2 miles from the far-famed Harbour of Milford Haven, and about (j miles from the post town of Haverfordwest. On the property there is a FAMILY RESIDENCE, with Gardens, Greenhouses, ) &e.. &c. and the Estate, extending over 0 .7 351a 3r. 15p., I Comprises some of the most fertile pastures in the County of Pembroke. The Property will be offered, in the first instance, in one Lot, and if not sold will then be put up in six Lots, as more particularly described in the Plans and Particulars which will shortly be issued, and may be obtained of Messrs. Cookson, Wainewright, and Pennington, (;4, Lincolns Inn Fields, London, W.C.; of John Harvey & Sons, Estate Agents, Haverfordwest; and of Mr T. Rule Owen, Land and Estate Agent, Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest, July 24th, lbUU. 0' SOUTH WALES. COUNTIES OF CARMARTHEN, PEM- BROKE, GLAMORGAN, AND CARDIGAN. Important Sale of highly valuable FREEHOLD ESTATES, situate in the Parishes of Bettws, Llan- debie, Llanedy, Llanelly, Llangendeirne, Cayo, and Llangadock, and the Town of Carmarthen, in the County of Carmarthen in the Parish of Lampeter Velfrey, in the County of Pembroke in the Parish of Llangyfelach, in the County of Glamorgan and in the Parish of Llanddewi-brefi, in the County of Cardigan; comprising the fertile and well-wooded Property, known as the "NEW I-NN DEMESNE," together with many eligible Farms and Tenements of excellent arable, meadow, pasture, and wood- land, and a House on The Parade, Carmarthen, which will be offered for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, by JM. LEEDER & SON, at the Drill Hall, Llan- • dilo, on Friday, August 29tli, 1890, at half-past twelve o'clock p.m. CARMARTHENSHIRE—PARISH OF BETTIVS. LOT I.-All that Freehold Farm called Penlle-yr- Eglwys, in the occupation of John Lloyd as yearly tensnt, containing 15a. Ir. 9p. LOT 2.—All that Freehold Meadow, situate on the south side of the Grenig-road, near Cwmamman, held by John Lloyd, together with Lot 1, as yearly tenant, containing la. 3r. 37p. LOT 3. -All that Freehold Meadow on the north side of the Grenig-road, held by the said John Lloyd as yearly tenant, containing la. Or. 28p. LOT 4.—All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in all those Two Freehold Meadow Fields, part of Ty-Llwyd-ar-Amman, situate on the eastern side of the Parish road leading from Cwm- amman to Bettws Mountain, in the occupation of the representatives of the late Mr Jenkin Morgan, as yearly tenants, containing 5a. 2r. lOp. LOT 5.—All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in all that piece of Freehold Land, part of Ty-Llwyd-ar-Amman, situate on the western side of the parish road leading from Cwmamman to Bettws Mountain, occupied as Lot 4, containing 2a. lr. lOp. PARISH OF LLANDILO. LOT 6.—All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in the Freehold Farm, called Ty- Llwyd-ar-Amman, situate in the Amman Valley, and near Glanamman Station, in the occupation of William Morgan as yearly tenant, containing 35a. 2r. 5p., or thereabouts. LOT 7.-All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in all that piece of Freehold Land, part of Ty-Llwyd-ar-Amman, adjoining Lot 1, in the occupation of the representatives of the late William Morgan, as yearly tenants, containing 4a. Or. 36p. LOT 8.—All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in all that piece of Freehold Land, part of Ty-Llwyd-ar-Amman aforesaid, occupied as Lot 7, containing 3a. 3r. 18p. LOT 9.—All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in a Freehold Cottage and Garden near Glanamman Station, and in the same occupation as Lots 7 and 8, containing Oa. lr. 14p. LOT 10. -All those four equal undivided ninth parts or shares of and in a Freehold fully-licensed Public House called the Amman Inn, situate at Glanamman, within 20 yards of the Railway Station, let under lease granted to the late John Morgan for 21 years, from 29th September, 1874, at the yearly rent of Cl 2s 3d, and containing Oa. lr. lOp. LOT 11.—All that Freehold Farm called Tyr-dan-yr- heol (except the field forming Lot 12), situate within three-quarters of a mile of Glanamman Railway Sta- tion, in the occupation of John Thomas as yearly tenant, containing 27a. 3r. 4p. LOT 12.-All that Freehold Detached Field called Cae Negwadd, being part of Ty-dan-yr-lieol, and held under the same tenancy, containing la. 2r. 31p. LOT 13.-All that Freehold Cottage and Garden, Pasture Field and Slang, called Henley, situate on the north side of the road leading from New Inn to Peny- groes, and near Dolaugleision Farm, in hand, contain- ing 2a. Or. 23p. LOT 14.—All that Freehold Farm, with Dwelling- house and Outbuildings, in excellent condition, called Cwmpedol, situate 1A miles from Llandilo, containing 40a. Or. 27p. Lots 15 to 18A inclusive will, in the first place, be offered for sale in one lot (and if not so sold, in separate lots, as mentioned below), comprising in the whole 174a. 2r. 22p., or thereabouts, of ri pasture, arable, and woodland well fitted for the prese. %,tlion of game, (lying in a ring fenee), distant about l miles from Llandilo commanding an extensive view of the Vale of Towy, and affording one of the finest sites for a residence in South Wales. The land is well timbered with ornamental trees. LOT 15.-All that Freehold Dwelling-house, with Outbuildings and Lands, called New Inn Demense, situate near Llandilo, containing 73a. lr. 38p. The fields are let as accommodation land. LOT IG.-All that Freehold Pasture Field called Cae Pantglas, part of New Inn Demesne, let as accom- modation land, with Plantation adjoining, in hand, containing 15a. 3r. 28p. LOT 17.- All that Freehold Pasture Field called Caerhoekmawr, with Plantations, containing 11a. 2r., let as accommodation land. LOT 18. that Freehold Farm, Dwelling-house, Outbuildings, and Lands, called Cilwern, situate about It miles from Llandilo, on the Talley road, in the occupation of the representatives of the late David Jones, as yearly tenants, containing 72a. lr. 29p. LOT ISA.-All that Freehold Dwelling-house and Garden, with Outbuildings, called New Inn Shop, or Tycwrdd, situate about It miles from Llandilo, on the 2 Talley road, held by Morgan Thomas, as yearly tenant, containing 37 perches. PARISH OF LLANDEBIE. LOT 19.—All that Freehold Farm called Llanllash, situate within two miles of Llandebie Village, in the occupation of Jane Richards as yearly tenant, contain- ing 45a. lr. 25p. LOT 20. -All that Freehold House and Land called Brynyrodyn, situate in the Gwili Valley, in the occu- pation of Evan Thomas as yearly tenant, containing 4a. lr. 27p. LOT 21.-All that Freehold detached Field, held with Lot 20, called Caer-gors-draw, containing la. 3r. 27p. PARISH OF LLANEDY. LOT 22.-All that part of the Freehold Farm called Sychnant, situate in the Llwchwr Valley, and within three miles of Pontardulais, in the occupation of Llewelyn Evans as yearly tenant, containing 19a. 3r. 30p. LOT 23.-All that detached Meadow, part of Sych- nant Farm and in the same occupation, called Gwaunybeilo, containing 4a. 3r. 17p. LOT 24.-All that Freehold Strip of Land, being part of Sychnant, and in the same occupation, con- taining la. 2r. 14p. Lot 25.-All that Freehold Piece of Land, held with Sychnant, containing la. 2r. 29p. PARISH OF LLANELLY. LOT 26.—All that Freehold Land called Cae Mabley situate within It miles of Llanelly Town, in the occu- pation of W. J. Rees, Esq., as yearly tenant, containing 7a. 2r. 13p. PARISH OF LLANGENDEIRNE. LOT 27.-All that Freehold House, Garden, and Land, called Penllaine, in the occupation of Daniel Roberts as yearly tenant, containing la. 2r. 19p. PA RISH OF CA YO. LOT 28.-All that Freehold Farm called Beudiau, containing 119a. 2r. 22p., being partly woodland and part good, strong arable, meadow and pasture land, house and outbuildings, in the occupation of David Davies, as yearly tenant. LOT 29.—All that Freehold Farm called Erwlien, containing 94a. 3r. 21p., of good, strong arable, pasture meadow,'and woodland, house and outbuildings, in the occupation of Mr William Evans, as yearly tenant. LOT 30.-All that Freehold Farm, called Nantsharl (formerly Nant Charles), containing 22a. Or. 121). of pasture land, in the occupation of Mr William Evans, as yearly tenant. LOT 31.—All that Freehold Farm called Esgair- eithry, containing 62a. Or. 34p., with house and out- buildings, in the occupation of Rees Evans, as yearly tenant. PARISH OF LLANGADOCK. LOT 32.-All that Freehold Farm called Gellifiog, containing 140a. lr. 22p. of arable, meadow, pasture, and woodland, good house and outbuildings, in the occupation of David Jones as yearly tenant. LOT 33.-All that Freehold Cottage and Garden called Gellibant, adjoining to Lot 32, containing 0a. lr. 16p. in the occupation of David Lewis as yearly tenant. CARMARTHEN TOWN. LOT 34. -All that Freehold Dwelling-house and Out- buildings, with Stable and Coach-houses and large Garden, all in good condition, situate, on the Parade, Carmarthen, in the occupation of Thomas Francis, as yearly tenant. PElIIBROKESHIRE-PARISlf OF LAMPETER VELFREY. LOT 35.—All that undivided moiety of the Freehold House, Garden, and Land, called Pontleirig, contain- ing 3a. 2r. lp,, held by H. L. Puxley, Esq., as yearly tenant. The, land marked, as occupied by the Pembroke and Tenby Railway, is not included. GLAMORGANSHIRE—PARISH OF LLANGY- FELACH. LOT 36.—All that Freehold Farm called Coynant, situate in the Dulas Valley, in the occupation of William Morris as yearly tenant, containing 103a. Or 21p. CAIWIUANSHIRE-PARISIl OF LL ANDEW I- BREFI. LOT 37.— Alljthat Freehold Farm feall'd Cnwcgwyn, containing 39a. 3r. Op., in the occupation of Thomas J ores, as yearly tenant. The minerals under one or two of the lots may be reserved this will appear in the particulars of Sale. The several lots may be viewed by applying to the respective tenants. For plans and particulars, or further information, apply to Messrs Spencer, Corbettand Evans, Solicitors, Cardiff Messrs Sewell and Sons, Solicitors, Ciren- cestcr John Hughes, Esq., Bank, Llandilo or to the Auctioneers, Goat-streut, Swansea. [198-158. CROSSWOOD FARM, Near ABERYSTWYTH. SALE OF PURE-BRED SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. The Earl of Lisburne being about to form a Pedigree Flock, has instructed MR. JOHN JAMES to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Lodge Park House, on Wednesday, August 20th, 1890, at 12.30 o'clock in the afternoon, 392 PURE BRED SHROPSHIRE SHEEP (without reserve), being the whole of the present stock, which has been carefully bred for many years for the production of mutton and wool and 22H WELSH SHEEP, 1 one-year-old Shorthorn Bull, 1 Berkshire Boar, 6 pair of Harrows. Luncheon ready at 11 o'clock. Sale to commence punctaally at 12.30. Catalogues may be ready on the 12th inst., and for- warded to buyers on application to Mr John James, Auctioneer, Aberystwyth. [198—155. PARISHES OF LLANDEFEILOG AND LI,AN- GUNNOR. PRELIMINAR Y ANNO UNCEMENT. Sale of the FREEHOLD ESTATE comprising the farms of ABEUCYFOR-FAWK," ABEKCYFOK-UCIIA," and "CWMTAWEL," distant about 2 miles from the town of Carmarthen. MR. DAVID THOMAS is instiucted to prepare for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, the above compact Estate. Full particulars, with plan and conditions of sale, will shortly be ready, and in the meantime information may be obtained of MESSRS. EATON-EVANS & WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Haverfordwest. CARMARTHENSHIRE. FREEHOLD FARMS FOR SALE. MR. BENJAMIN EVANS is instructed to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday, the 23rd day of August, 1890, at 2.30 p.m., the following DESIRABLE FARMS, viz. LOT 1.—All that Messuage Farm and Lands, called PENLANFACH," situate in the Parish of Llanfynydd, now in the occupation of Mrs Sarah Gwynne as yearly tenant, and containing 17a. lr. 29p. LOT 2. All that Messuage Farm and Lands, called BRYNMELYN," situate in the same Parish, in the occupation of Mr Henry Thomas as yearly tenant, and containing 9a. lr. lOp. The respective tenants will show the Lots, and for further particulars apply to D. Long Price, Esq., solicitor, Talley, Llandilo or to the Auctioneer at Brithdir, Gwernogle. [198-156. TO BE LET- FARM TO LET. rno BE LET, by TENDER, with possession at X Michaelmas next, the very desirable and extensive Farm called BLAENCWMFRIDD," situate in the Parish of Llandyssiliogogo, in the County of Cardigan, con- taining 213a. 3p. lr. of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, and extensive open land for sheep. The outbuildings are newly erected and well arranged, and the farm well supplied with water. Tenders to be sent to Mr W. PICTON EVANS, solicitor, Cardigan, on or before the 9th day of August, 18!)0. SOUTH WALES. LLANSTEPHAN, CARMARTHENSHIRE. TO BE LET, from October next, for a teiin of years, either furnished or unfurnished, an exceedingly attractive and delightfully situated SEASIDE PRO- PERTY, known as ''The Cottage," comprising a substantially-erected and very commodious family residence, standing in its own beautifully laid out and well-wooded grounds, and commanding magnificent views of Carmarthen Bay, the far-famed picturesque ruins of Llanstephan Castle, and the charmingly- diversified surrounding scenery. The house is replete with every convenience. The dining and drawing- rooms are large and lofty there is a grand billiard room splendidly fitted throughout with every con- venience and all necessary appointments, the billiard table by Thurston the kitchens and other domestic offices are conveniently situated and afford ample accommodation, and the bed chambers are admirably arranged for family occupation or for the reception of visitors. There is a good supply of water for all pur- poses derived from springs of undeniable purity, and the sanitary conveniences and arrangements are excellent. The stabling, coach-houses, and outbuild- ings are in convenient proximity to the house, and afford all the required accommodation. Adjoining there are well-stocked fruit and kitchen gardens, with spacious green, hot houses, and viiieries, and conserva- tories, replete with all approved appliances in excellent working order and about 15 acres of rich meadow land. The Cottage is distant about eight miles from the town of Carmarthen, about one mile by ferry from the Ferryside Station on the Great Western Railway, and within two hours by water or rail from the favourite watering place of Tenby. There is also a daily postal service and telegraphic communication with the village of Llanstephan. The Carmarthenshire Foxhounds are within easy reach, and fishing and shooting may be had in the immediate neighbourhood. The shooting over the Estate will be included in the rent. For terms and to view apply to Messrs. J. Howell Thomas & Co., Estate Agents and Surveyors, Carmarthen, South Wales. FARM TO LET AT MICIIAELMAS. AVERY compact and conveniently situated FARM of 300 ACRES, principally pasture, in ring fence and in good repair, with superior FARM HOUSE and BUILDINGS and two COTTAGES, well adapted for fatting and rearing or dairying, two miles from Station, and four and six miles respectively from two good market towns. Tithe free. Rates very low, good road, not over timbered, well watered, rent low. To view, and for particulars, apply to H. SMALL, Esq., Solicitor, Buckingham. TO LET, HOUSE & SMITHY, in Johnstown, near Carmarthen.—For particulars apply to Mrs Eliza Lewis, Friend's Arms, Johnstown. WANTED. ANTED, good COOK; baking kitchenmaid TV small family. State all particulars.—V., Hean Castle, Saundersfoot. WANTED, a good SPINNER. Constant work for a steady man. — Apply to James Thomas, Wernant Factory, Llanybyther. [198-154.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 1890. THE Carmarthenshire Conservative Associ- ation, at their meeting on Saturday last, decided, after a lengthy discussion, that Mr Abel Thomas should have a walk over for the Eastern Division. A strong fighting spirit manifested itself amongst the members of the Association, but eventually the advice of their responsible officials was accepted, and Wales will to-day boast of the addition of another legal gentleman to the number of her repre- sentatives. While regretting the decision arrived at, we trust that it may prove a wise one. We cannot but have confidence in the leaders of the party in Carmarthenshire. On former occasions they have shown that they do not shrink from a contest, and the discretion now exhibited can only have been prompted by serious consideration of the interests of the Association. It would, perhaps, have been too much to expect a victory over so strong an opponent as Mr Abel Thomas, but there can be little doubt that the adverse majority of 1885 would have been considerably reduced. Conservatism in these divisions suffers from difficulties of its own creation, the manifest reluctancc of candidates to declare themselves throws an unfair burden upon the shoulders of the officials of the party who have to expend their energies in labouring for a shadow, and under such circumstances it is impossible to carry out the work that may result in victory. In face of an adverse majority it is manifest that careful organisation and earnest united action are the only means that can prevail, but these conditions are never present in our contests the nearest approach to them was in 1885, when Viscount Emlyn fought West Carmarthenshire, but even then the enormous increase of the electorate and recent changes in the party organisation created a certain amount of confusion and misunderstanding. To bring out a candidate at the last moment, and to fight a high pressure battle exhausts 2D C) those engaged, and courts defeat of a peculiarly demoralising nature, causing heart burnings and distrust. When disciplined I forces meet and honestly and deliberately put out their full strength in the struggle, even 0 n-n defeat possesses some element of satisfaction, and the routed forces are easily rallied. But when one polling district strains every nerve in a contest and polls every rote available, while in another the known friends of Conservatism are apathetic and hardly trouble to record their votes, there can be but one result—defeat, and when the occasion again arises the former district is hardly likely to exert itself, and the party is for aver disunited and weak. Again Conservatism sometimes appears in the most modest guise, timid and retiring. This is perhaps the most provoking phase, and those labouring under it should remember that there is nothing to be ashamed of in an honest principle, and that even in Radical Carmarthenshire their convictions are shared by at least a third of their fellow electors, a number that will be largely augmented as soon as they can be induced to show a bold front with courage to uphold their opinions. Fortune never favours the faint-hearted. Our local Conservatives must learn to work together and boldly and patiently seek to win the smiles of the fickle goddess.
Society atio personal. Mrs Bate and family, Gellidywyll, are staying at Langland Bay. Major Bate has just returned from Ireland, where he has been the guest of the Lord Chancellor in Dublin, and whilst there had the unexpected compliment of receiving a visit from some of his tenants in co. Mayo, wishing to thank him for all the consideration he has shown them for the last ten years. Another Welsh College lady has taken the degree of M.A. This honour has fallen upon Miss Foxall, who has been placed second on the list of successful candidates for the M.A. degree in philosophy, London. Miss Foxall entered the University College, Cardiff, in 1887, and took her B.A. degree in London in 1888. Here is an account of the manner in which a hero .,hom Bismarck was commissioned to decorate with the Iron Cross of the First Class discomfited the Chancellor's attempt to chaff him I am authorized," said Bismarck to him, with that liking for playing jokes which has been so strong through his career, am authorized to offer you a hundred thalers instead of the cross." How much is the cross worth ? asked the soldier. Three thalers." 11 Very well, then, your Highness I'll take the cross and ninety-seven thalers." Bismarck was so surprised and pleased by the ready shrewdness of the reply that he gave the man both the cross and the money. # The largest known pearl belongs to the Shah of Persia. It is nearly three inches in length, and is shaped something like a pear. The Shah is reported to possess, besides this gem of enormous value, a necklace made up of the most exquisite pearls, each of which is as large as a well developed hazel nut. Baron Huddleston, at the Essex Assizes, pointed out that a man was not a patch on a woman when it comes to telling a lie and sticking to it. His lordship, in a case in the Nisi Prius Court, said that the wife of defendant had concocted very much of the story upon which their case rested. "More than half a century's expel ience," added the Baron, "has shown me that a man will generally hesitate at an untruth, but a woman is unfortunately more cunning than a man, and will continue to baffle the strictest inquiry." In another case, a French young lady who lisped English rather prettily was dismissed with the compliment that she was an ornament to the witness-box, but not useful. *#* A list of the libraries which have been founded by Mr Andrew Carnegie shows that the Iron King has already spent in providing free reading for the people. His benefactions in America are the Alleghany City Library, £ 00,000 Carnegie Library, Braddock's, Johnstown Library, £ 8,000 Pittsburg Library, £ 200,000 and in Scotland the Carnegie Library at his native place, Dunfermline, which cost 1:8,000, and the Edinburgh Public Library, which was R50,000, not to mention large contributions to z, other libraries. Mr Gerwyn Jones, of Pantglas, has been elected y z=) a member of the Royal Yacht Squad roil. We congratulate Mr Jones on having steered clear of the rocks and shoals that guard the entrance to this most select of yacht clubs. Mr J. C. Harford has returned to Falcondale. # # We are glad to notice that J. M. Child, of King Edward's School, Grantham, has obtained an open scholarship at Jesus College, Cambridge, of £40 z," cl a year tenable for three years, and also a School Exhibition of C30 for the same period. He is the youngest son of thelate Mr JamesMark Child, J.P. and D.L., for the counties of Carmarthen, and Pembroke, and was formerly at Haverfordwest Grammar School. John Felix Rogers Lewis, of Carmarthen, and nephew of Mr J. E. Rogers, of Abermeurig, who had been ailing for some time, died suddenly at his residence on Sunday last. The deceased leaves a widow and one son, eight years of age, to mourn his loss. His remains were removed yesterday by the 3 o'clock train for Abermeurig, and will be buried to-morrow (Friday) at the parish churchyard, Nantcwnlle.
CARMARTHEN. CARMARTHEN COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday there wras no business of public interest I at these sessions. The magistrates present were Messrs Grismond Phillips, and C. W. Jones. I CARMARTHEN FLOWER SHOW.—The first prize for the basket of wild flowers at this show was awarded to Mrs Miles, Abergwili, and not to Mr Forbes as reported last week. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT. The Bethel (Johnstown) branch of Water-street Calvinistic Methodist Chapel had their outing last Monday to the much favoured resort—Llanstephan. The weather was fine, and the scholars could not but have enjoyed themselves, as indeed everyone at Llanstephan seemed to have done that day. SALVATION ARMY.—The anniversary services of the Army at Carmarthen will be held on the 16th, 17th, and 18th inst. A circular is being distributed signed by the secretary, treasurer, and Capt. Dyer, inviting all to attend their meetings, and asking for a subscription to clear off a debt of 210, now owing on the local branch. We sincerely trust that they will succeed in their efforts, as no religious body in Carmarthen is more deserving of support. Fine raiment for the body is not required to win their smiles, and gain their attention. The house of their God is open to all, and its best seats at the serviceof the poorest. All are made welcome. No one has ever been seen at the door patiently waiting for the liesure ufan official to show him with the scantest courtesy to a seat. To be told there is no room for you here," or to be removed from your seat during service as if a trespasser, and driven to what is considered a humbler part of their temple, is never known, and would not be tolerated. May their example be followed by other places of worship in the town. CARMARTHEN BOROUGH POLICE COURT.—W ed- nesday Owing to its being Bank Holiday on Monday, these sessions were adjourned till Wednesday, when the magistrates present were Messrs J. Morris (in the chair), W. R. Edwards, T. Thomas (Wollfield), C. W. Jones and T. Eo Brigstocke.The 1st of September was tixed as the date of the general annual licensing meeting. -It being the special sessions for appointing two representative governors of the Carmarthen Grammar School, Mr C. W. Jones proposed that Viscount Emlyn and Mr Lewis Morris, Penybryn, the present governors be re-elected. He said the Bench ought to feel highly honoured that they were represented by two such men and as they had done so satisfactory, they (the magistrates) could not do better than re-elect them.—Mr W. R. Edwards seconded, and they were accordingly re-appointed.—The first case to he heard was that of Superintendent Smith against Win. Morgan, Union-street, Llanelly. Defendant was not present. P.O. T. Davies said that on Sunday, the 20th lilt., he saw defendant very drunk in Church Lane, committing a nuisance, and ad- dressing ladies who were going to Church. Some ten minutes later he found him lying by the Church door. IVitiiess turned him out into Priory street, and eventually locked him up. The Bench considered it a grave charge, and fined defendant 10s. and 10s. costs. — Wm. Owens, Dukes Yard, Priory-street, and Frederick Elias, Danybank, were charged by Superintendent Smith with having on the 20th ult. being unlawfully drunk in Spilman-street, and being guilty of riotous and disorderly be- haviour. The superintendent said that on the day in question he found the defendants fighting in Spilman-street. Each was covered with blood I and very drunk. Fined 10s. and costs. Joseph Lewis, Quay, fisherman, was fined 5s. including costs, for being drunk on the 26th ult. in Spilman- street. P.C. Thomas Jones proved the charge. -P.C. David Lodwick charged George Ray, Mill-street, labourer, with being drunk and dis- orderly on Saturday, 19th ult., in Mill-street. Fined 5s. and costs, and allowed a week to pay. PARKYVELVET GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND SCIENCE S(-!HOOL. -Air Henry Howells, the secretary, has just received the Government results of the class in mathematics in connection with the above school. Of the 23 presented 19 passed 5 of whom obtained First class one of which is a First in the advanced or second stage. This was won by Miss K. L. Griffiths, neice of Mr Thomas, Tanylan Farm, Ferryside, whose name has al- ready appeared twice in our columns as one of the favourites of Prize certificates," but to obtain a First class in advanced stage of mathematics, is no mean merit. It is the first obtained by any of Mr Thomas' pupils though on several occasions he has presented truly able and prepared candidates. The names of those who have obtained First or prize certificates are Earnest M. Taylor, son of Taylor, supervisor, Llewellyn Powell, Abercarne, Swansea Valley Edgeworth Williams, Cwrtmawr, Llanybri W. Lloyd Davies, Broad Oak, Golden Grove. OLD COLLEGE SCHOOL SCIENCE AND ART.— The following pupils passed in mathematics. Stage II. (Euclid, Algebra, and Trigonometry), E. Williams, Carmarthen E. Griffiths, Gelly B. 0. Phillips, Green Hill W. W. P. Lewis, Ferryside Stage II. (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Euclid), T. Richards, Waungocheu J. Francis, Llandre E. Morris, G. Webbe, Thomas Hughes, Trelech G. Rees, Llangendeirne David Jones, Bwlchnewydd D. T. Williams, Tyrnest John Killa, Thomas Tudor, Hebron Thomas Davies, Talley E. E. Isaac, Carmarthen J. Walters, Student P. L. Daniel, Carmarthen J. Griffiths, Pontantwn John Griffiths, Cad wgan J. F. Whyte, Carmarthen D. Davies, Rhiw- dywjil D. L. Edwards, Carmarthen W. J. Davies, Clyngwyn Dewi Evans, St. Clears J. R. Rees, Pensarn W7. Davies, Llandilo John Davies, Student and W. J. Jenkins, Student. LOCAL SUCCESSES DURING BANK HOLIDAY WEEK.—Carmarthen folks seem to have been lucky in their competitions this week. At the Kidwelly Eisteddfod, on Monday, the Vale of Towy Juvenile Choir, under the leadership of Mr George Rees, Priory-street, Carmarthen, were awarded the prize for the part song," Storm the Fort of Sin;" the Myrddin Glee Party, for the best rendering of the glee, Hush thee, my Baby," the conductor (Mr T. Jones, Caer- alaw,") being invested by Miss Griffiths, London House, Kidwelly and the Carmarthen United Choir, again conducted by Caeralaw," (invested by Mrs Evans, Welllield), for the best production of "Ffaarwel i ti, Cymru fad." The other choirs in the latter competition were those of Cwmam- man and Pentre Estyll. At the Haverfordwest Athletic Sports, on the same date, J. H. Spurry, Carmarthen, won three 2nds, and J. E. Davies, Spilman-street, Carmarthen, three 3rds, in cycle racing; J. Lewis, Carmarthen, one 1st and one 3rd in foot racing W. E. Evans 2nd prize in the mile flat race George Lewis, King-street, 1st in 120 yards flat race and Fred. Morgan, Picton-place, two ords in hurdle and foot racing. At the Burry Port Regatta we see that William IeeR, (uay, carried off the 1st prize with his boat "Nana;" in the two-oared boat race, and also the 1st and 2nd prizes in the handicap gig race (gigs not exceeding 30ft. in length), the former with his little gig "Ada" and the latter with 11 zzl Hilda." At the same regatta the 200 yards swimming match was won by John Williams, formerly of Mill-street; and J. Jones, Carmar- then, took 3rd prize in the same competition.
LAUGHARNE. 1. O. ODDFELLOW'S ANNIVERSARY.—The Odd- fellows, in full regalia, and with a pretty show of gay-coloured flags, and bannerettes, presented quite a brilliant and imposing sight, on the occasion of the celebration of their anniversary on Wednesday. At about 11.30 in the afternoon, the members mustering nearly sixty in number, assembled at the Ship and Castle Inn. From here they started in procession to attend Divine Service at St. Martin's Church, headed by the band of the 1st V. B. Welsh Regiment, under Bandmaster John Jones, which played admirably. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., and Mrs Matthew Jones, presided at the organ. After the service, the Company paraded the town passing through the grounds of Glvnymor, and Laugharnc Castle en route. In the afternoon, the members, together with many visitors (about 100 all told), partook of a really excellent dinner in the new dining room, the caterers being host and hostess Griffiths. This magnificent room was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the superb catering calls for high encomiums. The room was tastefully decoratedjwith bunting, banner- ettes and mottoes. The lodge is in a most flourishing condition. It has gone up by leaps and bounds, and has 72 members on the roll. The Rev. W. H. Harrison, B.A., presided at the dinner, and was supported by the Rev. J. M. Jones, as vice-president After the removal of the cloth, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given from the chair. The Royal toasts were received most enthusiastically, the band playing the National airs. In proposing the Army and Navy," the rev. chairman remarked that we should remember that we could not do our work in peace at home but for the Army and Navy. They contributed to make England respected and honoured in all parts of the globe. (Applause). The toast was accorded in musical honours, the company singing with enthusiasm, The Red, White and Blue."—The band here played Rule Britannia." Mr Frederick Williams (the secretary), in reading the statement of accounts, said that, although the past exceptional winter had proved a draw on their resources, yet they were in a splendid financial condition. (Applause). By the end of the year, he thought, they would have C500 to the good (loud applause). They were not like the man who, in speaking of his wife, said she was getting worser and worscr (laughter). They were doing uncommonly well, and getting better and better (applause). The following is the balance sheet, for the year ended December 31st, 1889 :— Amount of sick and funeral fund, 1435 Is. lid. amount of management fund, t-5 13s. 3id. cash in Post Office Saving's Banks, £ 437 fls. 8d. cash in treasurer's hands, ,£:3 5s. (jd. Mr W. 11. Saer, in felicitous terms, proposed "Success to the "Loyal Abereorran Lodge," Mr W. C. (irifliths suitably responded on behalf of the Lodge, and the toast was drunk with enthusiasm. "Abercorran," in feeling terms, rose to propose a toast, which, lie was sure, would be received with great enthusiasm by every loyal brother in the Lodge. It was a name much beloved, highly honoured and thoroughly respected byJall in our little town. He had pleasure in proposing the Health of the vicar of Laugharne" (loud and continued applause). —The Rev. Chairman, in responding, thanked them for their very kind reception of the toast. He was sure it would give his father grout pleasure to hear of it. The vicar was an honorary member of their society, and took the greatest possible interest in its welfare, but, at his time of life, and through having to be care- ful of exposure to draughts and other things, he was unable to be present. The rev. gentleman concluded by thanking all present for the exceed- ingly kind way in which they had drunk the vicar's health (loud applause). Mr W. H. Saer read the following impromptu verse on the vicar :— Our worthy Vicar bless His works crown with success Prolong his days. To him Thy strength and grace E N tell (I may nought efface His Nvork" light up his face With heavenly rays. --The toast "Host and Hostess" was duly honoured and responded to. The postprandial proceedings were of a most brotherly, harmonious, and sociable character, and with good songs, and excellent instrumental music, the time passed most happily and merrily. It must be candidly admitted that this year's oddfellows, turn out," has been the most pleasant and successful one ever attended.
LAUGHARNE REGATTA. MONDAY, AUGUST lltli. Programme includes race for Yachts not exceeding six tons, and Obstacle Swimming Race. Entries close on Tuesday, August 5th —T. RICHARDS, Hon. Sec.—Anvr.] LAMPETER. LLOYD EDWARDES V. TAKRAY AND Al OOD. -At the Glamorganshire Assizes on Wednesday (before Mi-Justice Stephen), Mr T. Lloyd Edwardes, solicitor, Lampeter, brought an action against the above named defendants for professional services. The claim was for JE27, and there was a counter claim for R250 for loss sustained through alleged negligence and unskilfulness in failing to get the time extended for delivering a statement of defence in an action for E127 upon a promissory note. Mr Arthur Lewis (instructed by Mr Edwardes) appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Abel Thomas for the defendants. Verdict was given for the defendants, with damages E50 on the counter claim. VESTRY MEETING.—A vestry meeting of the rate-payers of the parish was held on Saturday the 2nd instant. Mr John Morris, one of the orerseers presided, who stated that it had been convened by him pursuant too a resolution passed at a former vestry for the purpose of nominating an assistant overseer in the room of Mr Evan Davies deceased. The following persons were nominated, namely, Mr John Edwards, 8, College- street; Mr William Davies, Railway House; and Mr John Evans, Alaospwll- A show of hands having taken place, a demand was made for a poll which the chairman decided should take place on Saturday next between the hours of one and half-past nine in the afternoon. Towx COUNCIL. Saturday, present Alder- men T. Lloyd, mayor; J. W. Evans, Medical Hall and D. Lloyd, Dolgwm House Councillors W. Jones, Black Lion Hotel; T. Owen, Station-terrace; D. T. Davies, Eurfaen Hall and T. H. R. Hughes, Ncuaddfawr.-Tlie Town Clerk was directed to write to the town clerk of Aberystwyth, and ascertain whether the Aberystwyth Corporation could supply this borough with concrete pavement.—Resolved un- animously that the bye-laws as to fines on re- fusal to serve office be adopted, and if necessary sent for approval, viz. (1) Every Alderman or Councillor who shall be elected to the office of mayor of the borough, and shall not accept or after acceptance shall resign such office shall pay to the council a penalty or fine of to. (2) Every person duly qualified who shall be elected to the office of Alderman, Councillor or Auditor of the said borough, and shall not accept or after ac- ceptance shall resign such office shall pay to the council a penalty or fine of £1. It was resolved that the appointment of collector of rates should take place at the next meeting, and Mr D. T. Davies' motion postponed to the next meeting.— It was also resolved that the question of public lights be considered at the next meeting, and on the proposition of Alderman Evans, seconded by Mr 1). F. Davies, that the fee to the polling clerk at contested elections be 15s.
GLAMORGANSHIRE ASSIZES. In the libel action reported in another column, the name of the plaintiff should have been Thomas Morgan Jones, and not Thomas Morgan.
EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. A meeting of the Carmarthenshire Conserva- tive Association was held at Llandilo on Saturday last. The question of the vacancy in East Car- marthenshire was under discussion. It was resolved that the division should not be contested.
THE ltAILWAY CRISIS IN WALES. Up to the present time the differences which have arisen between the Taff Vale Railway I-Illiymiiey, and Barry Railway Companies, and their servants, have not been settled. Summarised 141 briefest form says the South Wales Echo of Thursday evening. "The position of affairs is that the relations of the dockers with their employers had become more critical that the railway men ceased work as their individual turns of duty expired that communication, initiated by an intermediary, between Mr Inskip (chairman of the Taft Vale Railway Company) and Mr Harford (the men's general secretary) designed to lead to a meeting between those gentleman that an enthusiastic meeting of the dockers wa»addressei by Mr Tillett, who has arrived in Cardiff and taken direction of affairs and that the Ship- owners' Association has formally expressed approval of the action of the united directors on the previous day." Including porters, etc., who are necessarily idle because of the strike, over 2,000 men on the railways are at a standstill. The numbera who have directly given notice are Taff Vale Line, 1,082 Rhymney, 184 Barry, 21.7 total, 1,483.—The dockers are being set idle as they clear oil' the coal which has accumulated in the dock sidings, so that every hour adds con. siderably to the number out of employment. At half-past ten on Thursday morning another meeting of representatives of the directors of the three railway companies was held at the Taft" Vale Railway Company Offices, but ncfthing definite was done.
MARKETS. PROVISIONS. MONMOUTH, Saturday.—There was a good attendance at our market to-day, and trade all round was fairly brisk. The supply of dressed poultry was in excess of the demand, owing no doubt to the hot weather prevailing, farmers killing and dressing for markets held earlier in the week. Quotations as follows Fresh butter Is Id per lb. Hen's eggs, 14 for Is. Dressed poultry—fowls, 4s to 5s 6d per couple. BUTTER. CORK, Wednesday. Ordinary Firsts, 74s Seconds, 66s Thirds, 60s Fourths, 50s. Kegs Thirds, 57s. Mild Cured Firkins: Superfine, 83s Fine, 74s Mild, 00s. Number in market: 1,247 firkins, and 311 mild. CARMARTHEN, Saturday. Butter market: There was a fair supply of cask butter at our market on Saturday last, which sold at from 9d to 9id per lb. fresh market pound butter, Is t. Is Id. Cheese market: A small supply of cheese, which sold at from 18s to 20s per cask, according to quality.
BIRTHS. CAMPBELL-DAVYS.—On the 3rd inst., at Neuadd- fawr, Llandovery, the wife of R. Campbell. Davys, of a son. DAVIES.—August Gth, at 35, Lammas-street, Car- marthen, the wife of David Davies, Marble Works, of a son. JEFFREYS.- On July 10th, at Bridge-street, Haverfordwest, the wife of Frederick Jeffreys, carver and gilder, of a daughter. .J OES.Un the 30th June, at ii, James-street, Roath, Cardiff, the wife of Mr Latimer Jones, compositor, of a daughter. DEATHS. LEWIS.n-UIl the :3rd inst., at Dysgwylfa Houso, Welliield-road, in this towir, John Felix Rogers Lewis, nephew of .1. E. Rogers, Esq., Abermeurig;, Cardiganshire, aged 31. I JONES,—August 3rd, at 28, Car- marthen, John Jones, woollen manu- facturer, aged 71 years. JONES. July 21st, at Wellfield-road, Carmarthen, Beatrice, infant child of P.C. Jones, No. 8, aged 7 weeks. I JONES.July 27th, at West Orchard, Coventry, ) Mr Isaac Jones, cittrier (formerly of this town), aged 81 years.