SURRENDER OF THE CARDIGAN- SHIRE POLICE COMMITTEE. Great things were expected of the Radical members of this committee at their meeting on Wednesday last. Bluster and tall talk had filled the columns of the local press for weeks past. The Home Secretary had ventured to I give an opinion regarding the police force, for I whose efficiency he is directly responsible, and Home Secretary Matthews must be taught to kneel before the sovereign power of twelve members of the Council. We told that the fight in reference to the appointment of Chief Constable would have to be fought to the bitter end," Mr Matthews had raised a spirit he could not lay," '\The Home Secre- tary, with that wooden stubbornness which characterises the Government official, imagines that his high-handed action will be accepted, but he is mistaken," "The representative mem- bers of the Joint Police Committee will fight the Home Secretary to the last ditch," "We have every confidence that the members of the Cardigan County Council will elect members on the Joint Committee who will meet Home Secretary Matthews and fight him until the veto he possesses is abolished." The last recommendation was certainly acted upon at the last Council meeting, when two members of the committee, who refused to bow the knee to Baal, and act contrary to their con- science, were summarily dismissed. The new blood introduced was, however, insufficient to keep the spirit of defiance alive in the party signals of distress had already had been hoisted, & the Home Secretary had been asked why he objected to the appointment of Sergt. Evans as Chief Constable. His reply gave a loop-hole for escape, and a rush was at once made for the opening. Vainly did the official organ of the party endeavour to raise their flagging courage by assuring them that there could be no doubt in the minds of the representative members of the committee as to the feeling of the masses of the people respect- ing what should be done." We detest com- promise in all its forms, and believe it is the duty of those who believe in any principle to fight for it even in the face of certain tempo- rary defeat." An anonymous writer, whose identity is sufficiently apparent, added that the rumour that the next Chief Constable would be chosen from outside the county must be an invention of the enemy that the people of Cardiganshire expected the com- mittee to take up the challenge of the Home Secretary; that they could only do so by appointing a sergeant of the same force that the rawish recruit in the Cardiganshire force was preferable to an outsider; that the ap- pointment of an outsider could only be done ,by yielding to Mr Matthews the chief points ncontended for. Ceredig's effort to stiffen the backs of the committee was unavailing their colours were already being hauled down, and their cherished principles repudiated. The Home Secretary had objected to the appoint- ment of a sergeant as Chief Constable of the force in which he had served. The committee made haste to climb down like the coon in fact, to use a vulgar simile, they felt they were" up a tree," and gladly escaped from their lofty position by "yielding to Mr Matthews the chief points contended for," and appointing Inspector Evans, of the Carmar- thenshire force. How does Mr Ab Ceredig" feel 1- W ell, we trust I A strange fact was disclosed during the proceedings of the Cardiganshire Joint Com- mittee, viz., that an official letter from the Home Secretary to the committee, and which was read/0')' the first time at the meeting on the 10th., had been disclosed by the chairman to the Cambrian News immediately on its receipt, and many days before its contents were communicated to the members of the committee. The chairman cannot be aware that the copyright of a letter remains with the writer, and that he had no right whatever to 0 intercept the correspondence and publish it. Z!1 The Chairman at a later stage, alluding pal- pably to the justices present, said he "had to deal with very indecent people." These words he subsequently had to withdraw, with very Tsad grace. The Chairman took advantage of ihis official position to vent his spleen upon the ventlemen who sit on the committee with him, but what is to be said of an official guilty of so great a breach of trust as we c have described ?
THE GLIMMERING OF THE LIGHT IN IRELAND. Everywhere the priests and people of Ireland are beginning to open their eyes to the fact that the members of the Parnellite Parliamentary party are standing between them and the good intentions of the Government towards them, and that instead of expediting they are for party purposos retarding the remedial measures upon which their prosperity so greatly depends. Mr Balfour did not include Kerry in his recent tour, but even in Kerry, which the Judges have repeatedly certified as having a bad pre-eminence in crime, the people are not unmindful of, or ungrateful for, the assistance which the Govern- ment has been able to render them in encourage- ing much-needed railway accommodation. Mr Kilbride, M.P., has been for some time advertized to address his constituents in South Kerry, at Caherciveen. The fair day in the town was selected for the purpose, and as the fair is the most important one held during the year there were upwards of 10,000 people in the streets. The Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, Roman Catholic Priest, had undertaken to preside, provided the Government generally, and Mr Balfour in particular, were not denounced by the speakers. There was, as anticipated, a good meeting, and Canon Brosnan upon taking the chair asked for the resolutions. A copy of these was handed to him and having read them, he snatched up his coat and hat and declaring he would have nothing to do with the meeting, quitted the platform. His example was followed by the other clergymen and local leaders, leaving Mr Kilbride, M.P., and an ex-Poor Law guardian named Sullivan to carry out the programme between them. The people also left with the exception of about 150, and the meeting proved the most notable failure since the Parnellite agitation begaii.-Tli.e Times.
Society ano personal. Owing to an improvement in the postal facilities, the address for Llanfair will in the future be Llanfihangel-ar-arth instead of Lliadyasnl. Will you 0.11 be at the Charity Dance that we hear rumours of ? Oh yes, you must all be there. Will you join with me in congratulating Miss of Pont-, most heartily ? Oh! yes, I knew you'd be with me there, too. Do you think yon know when the presentation is going to be given to our popular ex-M.F.H ? Because I don't think you do. Do you happen to know when the young couple mean to come to their country residence ? and whether there are going to be great rejoicings ? I don't know. Do you know the song? Well, if you don't, you ought to. Do you mean going to the concert at Cardigan next week ? Do go, I shan't—can't, I mean, and I wont to hear all about it. Do you know why they're going away for a bit ? I do, and oh bow I should like to be going, too. Here, whisper, do you know ladies how you are to fasten your new gowns this winter? No, I don't expect you to know that, and even if you did, I doubt you're being able to do it. Do you know that the Worcestershire Hunt Ball takes place on Tuesday, January 13th, D.V.W.P. I've given you long enough notice at any rate to toogle up your gowns, and put your hair in curl papers. Do you know that Mr Gladstone is looking for a house in London ? Oh! you do. Well, do you know then, since you know so much, what induced Mrs or Miss Riordan to try her hand at murdering that poor gentleman, who never did her any harm. Can you tell me please? I'm quite anxious to hear. And, do you kcow that we all expect a real good dance at Christmas? If you don't know you shall see. Do you know how it was Lord Dangem lost several couple of his harriers? You ought to, its been in all the papers. Do you know how very much I she' enjoyed herself inTivyside? I do. Do you know what they call a black cat in London ? I do, and I'll tell you next week. D.V.W.P." # # Such a smart meet at Bronwydd on Monday All the beauty and No, I'm sick of saying Leauty and Fashion," such a worn-out phrase; I'll start a line of my own, and say ''the wittiest, prettiest, and smartest" were there, with the exception of Nome witty, pretty, and smart ones who were not there. It was a good "radius day," and the fox was the funniest fox of his time, so very calm and callous. I think that that fox would have done Fred Leslie's part in Ruy BIas" to perfection. This sort of thing while he dodged around little gorse bushes, and played "hide and seek" with the company in general, I expect he was saying, Look here, this is the part I like; I expect to be encored for this," &c. How pleased he must have been that the scent wasn't in it" on Monday. Perhaps they had rather a nice time of it—the fexes-that day but you bet your life they only live for but a short space, and they'll give us a ripping spin yet, so, for what we are going to receive, etc.
CARMARTHEN. ORGAN RECITAL.—St. Peter's Church was on Sunday last, filled with large congregations on three occasions, it being the Organist's Sunday. The Carmarthen Orchestral Society assisted at both morning and evening services, and in the after- noon an organ recital was held, and was greatly appreciated, each item on the programme being rendered creditably. The bishop preached a most interesting sermon in the evening on singing at public worship. He pointed out the distinction between choral and congregational singing, and urged on the members of the congregation to stay behind to the choir practices in order to have harmony in the singing of the Church. Good collections were made during the day towards the Organist's Fund. THE COUNTY COUNCIL VACANCY. At a meeting of Liberals on Saturday, a deputation was appointed to wait upon the Rev D. E. Jones, professor at the Presbyterian College, and ask him to allow himself to be nominated a candidate for the county council seat vacated by the new coroner for west Carmarthenshire. The meeting, including Mr Evan Jones, principal of the Old College school, were unanimously in favour of Professor Jones's candidature. Mr Jones has intimated he will not stand, unless closely pressed. MARRIAG E. The marriage of Captain J. Pryce, younger son of the late Captain H. Pryce, R.N., and Miss M. S. Lewis (Lily) only daughter of Mr Benjamin Lewis, Carmarthen, which took place at St. David's Church, Carmarthen, on Saturday last, possessed many of those elements of romance that lend an additional charm to these interesting events. The bridegroom is of ancient Welsh descent, and, like so many of his countrymen, served with distinction in the field. He was engaged by the Canadian Government as one of the pioneers to the North West Territory, and assisted in opening up communication from Fort William, at the head of Lake Superior, to Fort Gong, and took an active part in the Red River expedition under Lord-then Colonel Wolseley, and we understand he still bears high rank in the Canadian forces while the Bride relinquishes her position as Sister of the Hospital Ingles, Rosario, and Buenos Ayres, so as to enter the matrimonial state. Owing to the critical state of her father's health, the bride was given away by her brother, Mr A. T. Lewis, Bank House, Tenby conse- quently the ceremony was of the most unostenta- tious character. The Rev. J. Marsden, vicar of Llanllwch, officiated. The bride wore a handsome braided travelling dress of fawn mortled tweed. Her hat was also fawn, with tipes of ostrich feathers and ribbons to match. She carried a choice bouquet of white exotics. After the ceremony, the happy pair pro- ceeded to Carmarthen Junction en route for the South. COUNTY COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Main Roads sub-Committee Western Division, was held in the grand jury-room, at the Shire Hall, on Wednesday,—Present Councillor John Evans, Alltycadno, in the chair, Alderman W. R. Edwards, Carmarthen Robert Scourfield, Llan- stephan David James, Bailybedw Councillors C. E. Morris, Penbryn Charles Jones, Guild- hall Villa, and D. L. Jones, Derlwyn also Mr Daniel Phillips, County Surveyor. In the absence of the Chairman (Mr J. L. Philipps), Mr John Evans was voted to the chair, on the motion of Mr W. R. Edwards, seconded by Mr Scourfield. After the Chairman had signed the various cheques for advances to the contractors amounting in the aggregate to 9349, a good deal of time was occupied in examining the tenders sent in for the supply of materials for next year, most of which being at higher rate than hereto- fore in consequence of the scarcity of labourers to break the stones. Mr John Lewis Philipps, Bolahaul, was unanimously re-elected chairman, for next year on the motion of Mr John Evans, seconded by Mr Charles Jones, and Mr John Evans was unanimously elected the vice-chairman on the motion of Mr Edwards, seconded by Mr Scourfield. The Surveyor's report of works necessary amounting to £ 13 163 9d was produced j and approved.
CARDIGANSHIRE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF CONSTABLE. A LIVELY MEETING. An adjourned quarterly meeting of the above Committee was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Wednesday (19th inst.), when the members present were Mr J. James, chairman, Aberystwyth. Appointed by Quarter Sessions The Lord Lieutenant of the County; Mr J. W. Willis Bund Mr John Fowden, Lampeter the Rev J. M. Griffiths, Llanfihangel-Geneu'r-Glyn Mr C. Lloyd, Waunivor Major Price Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron Mr A. J. Jones, Penrallt; Dr. John Rowland, Garth; Mr J. W. Szlumper, Aberystwyth Mr T. H. Maddy, Dolaeron Mr J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig; and Captain Stewart, Alltyrodin. Appointed by the County Council: The Chairman, Mr J. T. Morgan, Maesnewydd; Mr C. M. Williams, Mr Peter Jones and Mr D. C. Roberts, Aberystwyth Mr Morgan Evans, Oakford; Mr D. Griffiths, Penlan Captain Daniel Jones, Llannon; Mr John Owen, Blaenpennal; Mr J. Powell, Blaenwern Mr J. M. Howell, Aberayron; and the Rev John Williams, Cardigan. The Chairman having taken his seat, the meeting commenced as follows Mr Peter Jones-May I suggest that as there are certain members present who have not seen the testimonials of all the applicants-- Mr Willis Bund Before you come to that, I should like to know whether you are entitled to act as chairman here to-day. Since we were here last you were re-elected by the Council as member of this Committee, but that appointment does not carry your re-election as chairman. I ask you for your ruling whether you have a right to act here to-day, having not been re-elected as chairman. Chairman—I rule that I have a right, and I rule further, and believe I have a perfect right to sit next year, and as for to-day there is no doubt about it (laughter).—I am rather surprised at you Mr Bund that you raised such a point. Mr Willis Bund (to the Clerk)- Will you kindly take a note of the objection, and of the chairman's ruling, so that it may appear on our minutes. Clerk-Yes, I shall. Mr Peter Jones-I understand there are some applications other than those the members of the Committee have received themselves, and also that applications have come to the members only, and have not complied with the advertisement by not sending the application to the Clerk of the Peace. I ask that the clerk read over all the names he has received, and that we adjourn for half-an-hour to consider the whole number. The applications read were from the following Deputy Chief Constable Lloyd, Superintendent David Williams, Inspector David Morgans, Aberystwyth Sergeant Evan Davies, Cardigan Sergeant T. Phillips, Aberaeron, all of the Cardiganshire Constabulary Inspector D. T. Morgans and Superintendent W. Hughes, of the Merionethshire force; Inspector Prothero, Carnarvonshire; Inspector Howell Evans, Llanelly; Sergeant Daniel Davies, Liverpool City Police Captain Brodie, King's Royal Rifle Corps and Major General Daniel (retired), Dorsetshire. The Clerk said the above were all the appli- cations received by him. Mr Willis Bund I do not believe those last two named have had any previous experience in the police force, or understand Welsh therefore, they do not come within the advertisement. Clerk-I wrote a letter back to the both stating what was required of them, but I have received no reply. I believe all the rest are Welshmen, and can converse in Welsh, and have had previous experience. Another gentleman called on me yesterday asking me to lay his testimonials before the Committee Major Godfrey, of Merionethshire. I told him that it was too late. He wished you to consider whether it would be worth your while to amalgamate the police of the two counties, and have them under one government, the same as the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. Mr Willis Bund That is a big question. Sergeant Daniel Jones, Liverpool, had sent no testimonials, but simply applied He was 45 years of age, 5 feet, 9 inches in height, and was now receiving JE104 a year as first-class sergeant. Supt. W. Hughes had for i) years been in the force, 2 years and 7 months of which he was in the Metropolitan Police, from where he was appointed a superintendent for Merionethshire. He was 31 years of age. He did not send testi- monials. Mr Morgan Evans seconded Mr Peter Jones that they adjourn until twelve o'clock, and this was accordingly done. On resuming, the Chairman read the letter from the Home Secretary, which has already been published, stating that his reasons for not sanctioning the appointment of Sergeant David Evans was that he did not think a person elected from the post of sergeant could satisfactorily fill the office. Mr Willis Bund-May I ask how that letter was communicated to the papers, and by whom ? Chairman— I saw Mr Fryer, the clerk, the morning he received the letter, and I asked him for a copy, which I had. I myself then sent it to the Cambrian News, thinking it the best plan to make the members aware of the Home Secretary's reasons. Mr Willis Bund-This Committee has a right to see their own communications before they are passed to the newspapers. I say the Chairman acted most inadvisedly (hear, hear), and I give notice that at the next meeting, I shall move that all,official communications addressed either to the chairman or the clerk, be sent to the members of the Committee before being sent to the newspaper." Mr J. M. Howell moved "That this com- mittee, while thanking the Home Secretary for his prompt reply, desire to express their dis- approval of the reasons assigned for withholding his sanction of the appointment of the late chief constable David Evans." Mr Bund objected, as he said it was out of order. Notice should have been given of it, and he asked the chairman for his ruling. Mr J. M. Howell said the members were not cognizant officially of the fact until that morning, at least, he, himself, took no notice of the letter in the Cambrian News, and therefore it was not out of order. The Chairman, on being closely pressed for his I ruling, said he was afraid that the motion could not be put that day, but if it was made into the form of a reply to the Home Secretary, they could do so. Mr J. M. Howell accordingly moved that it be sent in the form of a reply, and Mr Peter Jones said the Committee's position was as follows "At the last meeting they wrote asking for information of the Home Secretary. With unusual promptness he replied, and he (the speaker) thought it was but reasonable that they should make some comment on the reply. It was perfectly fair, and as there was no rule bearing upon the question of letters, it was quite proper they should pass the proposition as the only out- come of the correspondence that had taken place. He seconded Mr J. M. Howell. The proposition was put to the meeting, 12 voted for, and 12 against, and, the chairman giving his casting vote in its favour, the motion was carried.—At Mr Bund's request the names of the voters on each sides were recorded on the minute book. The Chairman, after animated bebate, said it would be as well to send a copy of the notice, together with tne names, to the Home Secretary. It might have some effect upon him this time (loud laughter). Well, continued the chairman, the next business is to appoint a chief-constable. Mr Morgan Evans—I object that any member of this Committee should carry on a private con- versation with any gentleman to the annoyance of other persons (meaning Mr Willis Bund and the chairman). Mr Bund—What has been done, Mr Evans i Mr Morgan Evans-I mean what I have said, Mr Bund. Mr C. M. Williams-I supposed members of the Committee can amuse themselves in such a way if they so wish (laughter). THE SELECTION. After further discussion in the snme strain, Mr Daniel Jones, Llanon, propose'' Inspector Howell Evans, Llanelly, as chief constable for the county. Mr Morgan Evans seconded, saying that after 0 taking into consideration the application and testimonials, he believed that Mr Samuel Evans would be the proper person to be elected. For one reason that he was a native of the county and another, which a much stronger one, that he had considerable experience in the work, and from the testimonials received he had given great satis- faction to those under whom he had served. MrJ. W. Szlumper proposed Mr John Lloyd, the present deputy chief constable of the county. He thought that the majority of his friends were of opinion that the selection should be made from the existing number of officers in their force, and he also thought that a large number of his friends had laid it down that, for purposes of economy, one superintendent should be made away with. By electing a gentleman out of the force, that had no effect towards economy, but otherwise. In Mr John Lloyd they had an officer of long experience and of long standing, one who had never, so far as he was aware, committed any act of in- subordination, but one who during the 28 years he had been in the force, had no complaint made against him. He hoped that the unanimous ) decision of the Committee would, at least, at that time, be on one that was so worthy and exemplary of the force. He still hoped that some members who had not made up their minds until that morn- ing, would yet at the 11th hour resolve to vote for D.C.C. John Lloyd, who had served them so faithfully (hear, hear). Mr J. E. Rogers had very great pleasure in seconding Mr Lloyd's election. He said that, however great the merits of men from other com- mittees may be, he did not think they should elect them, as Mr John Lloyd knew thoroughly the duties of the Cardiganshire Chief Constable. Mr Charles Lloyd said he thought that for the purposes of economy the committee had already passed that they should dispose with the services of one superintendent, and that the Chief Constable and one superintendent would be suffi- cient for the superintendence of the Police Force, for that reason he had great pleasure in pro- posing a gentleman in the force, one who was better known to him possibly than the one just proposed, and one who, he had reason to believe, until lately was acceptable to all on that com- mittee and throughout the county. He was well- known to them and he need say no more in his praise. He asked everyone to put away their feelings, and vote for him, viz :—Superintendent Williams, of Llandyssil. Captain Stewart seconded. Mr Willis Bund said he wished to say a word in support of Superintendent Lloyd or Williams. He did so on two grounds, the first was that it would be extremely unfair, when they were going to put the Chief Constable on the Pension Fund of the Force, to bring in a stronger and let him anticipate of fund to which he had not contri- buted a single penny. That would make him vote against a stranger. The gentlemen who were very strong at Aberayron in supporting Sergeant Evans were very strong on the principle that it was the right thing to have promotion in the force. He quite agreed with that. He had always said that if they had good officers in the force they ought to be promoted. That, however, did ? not now appear to be the principle that they now advocated. They were endeavouring to get a man who would follow out their instructions better perhaps, or who would not show any independ- ence (Cries of Shame.") Therefore they were putting that slight upon the Cardiganshire Con- stabulary ("Shame.") The committee would now be asked to fall down and lick the boots of the Home Secretary. He had told them that he did not think a person of the rank of a sergeant was fitted to hold the position of Chief Constable. Well, what did they do ? They agreed with the Home Secretary by wishing to appoint an inspector. They said they were going to fight Mr Matthews, they blustered and talked of the great things they were going to do—(laughter)—and when it came to the pinch, they ran away and were afraid (laughter). He must congratulate them upon their principles. What were they told in the South Wales Daily News on the 15th inst.? Why that Next Wednesday the Cardiganshire Joint Police Committee will again have to bear the brunt of the battle. At that meeting they will have to elect a chief constable, vice Chief-constable Evans, deceased. The principle they emphasized in the promotion of Sergeant Evans has commended itself to the common sense of the whole principality, and the protests against that arbitrary interference of the Home Secretary already made by other County Councils prove that Cardiganshire was emphatically right in the course it took. What was Cardiganshire doing now P It was departing from the principle it took up. Cardigan- shire was falling down and worshipping Mr Secre- tary Matthews. He (the speaker) could feel respect for a man who had principles and held them, but be could feel nothing but the most profound contempt for the man who threw his principles overboard to serve an end (hear, hear.) Mr Peter Jones said that after the remarks emanated from Mr Willis Bund, he thought it was his duty to say something to justify the vote, he was going to record. He must firstly express his satisfaction, that they had the disapprobation of Mr Willis Bund (laughter). That lead him to the question of a case having been stated for one of the superior courts lately, regarding the rights of the committee, and he saw with pleasure that the decision of that committee had the approval of at least two eminent judges (Mr Willis Bund- Oh, no), he would say also, that a lot of extrane- ous and hypothetic matter was put in the case (oh, oh), and the gentleman who stated it ought, in his opinion to have consulted his family lawyer before doing so (loud laughter). They had received a letter from the Home Secretary, and he took exception from two principles,—the selection of a man from the lower ranks of the force, and the selection from the local force. He considered that they do not comply with the suggestions made by that gentleman. He presumed that if someone, the fag end of some old aristocratic family was selected, the sancti"ii of the Home Secretary would have been readily given. He was of opinion that a saying of the late John Bright, was about being exemplified—" I consider these public offices as a huge system of outdoor-relief." The statements they had received of Mr Morgan Evans who had made private enquiries in the matter, were most satisfactory, and he heartily supported the election of Inspector Evans. Mr J. M. Howell said that with regard to the question of economy, he held that if one of the superintendents were appointed, there would be a vacancy in the office of Inspector of weight and measures. According to the last Act they would have to appoint an Inspector, and pay him a salary equivalent to that now paid them, and therefore they would not economise. Mr Charles Lloyd disagreed with Mr Howell. The examination, which was to be passed by an inspector of weights and measures, could well be passed by any policeman in the force. The Lord Lieutenant said that he had antici- pated Mr Howell's remarks, and he had made some communications with the Board of Trade Oil the subject. He had endeavoured to procure one of the examination papers, but it appeared that no examination had yet been held. However, he had the heads, and when he read them over he must say that if all their sergeants could not pass that examination, they were not fit to be sergeants in the force at all. A child from school could pass it except that portion appertaining to the testing of weights, as it was purely elementary. Mr C. M. Williams said, with regard to pensions, it was a pity that a man should stand up there without giving authority for what he said. It was said that a pension would be given to a r!1 stranger out of the Cardiganshire superannuation fund, without his having contributed a cent to act such a pension. If they would read the sub- section of the Act relating to it, they would see that Carmarthenshire would have to contribute a proportionate part paid in by their officer, to the Cardigan fund. He need make no comment as the Act gave a clear answer. Mr Willis Bund said Carmarthenshire would only contribute a proportional part based on the pay received by an inspector, whereas if Inspector Evans was appointed, at the end of three years he would be entitled to say two-third of jC250, the salary of a Chief Constable, and therefore lie would draw out a lot more than he had con- tributed. Mr D. C. Roberts said if they appointed one of their own superintendents, their position as to passions would be precisely the same. Chairman (unexpectedly)—All those in favour of Supt. Williams, please signify. Three voted for Supt. Williams, and on the others being put to the vote, nine showed fur D.C.C. Lloyd, and twelve (the members appointed by the County Council) for Inspector Howell Evans. The two latter being again put to the vote, 12 vuted on each side. The chairman recorded his casting vote in favour of Inspector Evans. Mr Willis Bund I object. You have no casting vote. The rule clearly laid down that there must be an absolute majority of the members present for voting, which in that in- stance was not the case, and the chairman had no casting vote. I ask the chairman for his ruling. Mr Peter Jones-I beg to move Mr Bund—I must first of all know the ruling of the chairman, whether he has a casting vute. Chairman Give me time to think over it please Mr Bund. I believe you want to get my place very much. The Lord Lieutenant I think your ruling is required, and you ought to give it. Chairman—I rule I have a casting vote, un- til January at any rate (laughter). Mr Peter Jones I, therefore, move that Howell Evans he appointed.—Mr Daniel Jones Seconded. On being put to the meeting 12 voted for, and 12 against the motion. Chairman—Igive my casting vote in his favour, and declare him elected chief constable as far as we are concerned. There may be some back- stair work done again though. The Lord Lieutenant You have no right to make those remarks. Chairman-I know it, sir. Major Price Lewis-I must say it is the most indecent remark I have ever heard a chairman make. Mr 'A. Jones—We do not come here to be insulted. Chairman I withdraw the remark, but I believe it to be so all the same. I have an indecent lot of persons to deal with, I must say (" Oh, oh, and order.") Mr Peter Jones We think we can adduce proofs that can justify the remark. Many of the members may not be aware of it, but we have proofs. THE POLICE ACT OF 1890. More boisterous discussion followed, after which the Committee sat (in committee) for the purpose of preparing such rules and regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the pro- visions of the Police Act, 1890, and also for drawing up a scale of fees payable to constables, but after a discussion it was deferred till the next meeting. The Committee adopted the maximum scale of pensions under the Act two-thirds of the salary with a restriction as to age, ordinary constables to be 55, and superintendents and chief constables to be GO years of age. RAFFLES. The Committee, on the suggestion of Mr C. M. Williams, were unanimous of opinion that the superintendents should strictly carry out the Act relating to raffles held at public houses, especially at Christmas time, which was the cause of so much drunkenues, and the superintendents were instructed to do all in their power to suppress them.—There was no other business.
LLANDILO. TONIC SOLFA CLASS. —Mr D. W. Lewis, F.T.S.C. Brynamman, commences this week to conduct a tonic solfa class here. This is some profiable attraction to the young men of the place in the absence of the great (leside)-(tticin. -A Literary Institution, which appears now, however, to loom nearer than in the dim aad distant future." ECCLESIASTICAL. We learn that Mr F. C. Owen, M.A. Head-master of the Grammar School, will shortly give up that post to enter into Holy orders. He has received a title for ordination by accepting the curacy of Ammanford. Mr Owen who is an Oxford graduate, has during his resi- dence here given considerable assistance in Church work in the town and locality, where his services were very often requisitioned. The Sun- day School of which he was superintendent, loses in him an active supporter. WHY not buy yonr agricultural and other machines with an agent who can repair them in case of accident on his premises without any delay, and at moderate prices. Apply to Thomas Jones, iron and brass founder, Priory- street, Carmarthen, who has a large stock of chaffcutters, turnip cutters, slicers, winnowers, &c always on hand of the best make also a large quantity of cast steel, chaff knives, pulper. and slicer knives to fit machines from different makers. T. J. is a maker of threshing machines, horse gears, water wheels, &c, in large varieties. —ADVT.] WE regret to announce the death of Mr Thomas Powell, of Cerregcennen, Llandilo, which took place on Wednesday evening. The deceased has been lingering for some considerable time from a internal disease, but was able to go about until very recently. He was a member of the County Council, one of the vice-chairmen of the Board of Guardians, vice-chairman of the Highway Board, member of the School Board, and a deacon of the Tabernacle Chapel, where he worshipped being a staunch liberal, he was very popular amongst that party at Llandilo. THE PROPOSED PUBLIC HALL AND LITERARY INSTITUTION. A meeting of the eisteddfodau guarantors were held again on Friday evening, at the old Methodist Chapel, when Dr. Lloyd occupied the chair.—Mr Wm. Jones proposed, and Mr Owen Richards seconded, and it was resolved by a majority of two, that the sum of £ 12 yearly be offered the trustees of the old Methodist Chapel as a building improving lease for 99years, with option to purchase it any time for the sum of £ 300.—The trustees, who were present, accepted the offer.- Mr John James gave notice to move at the next meeting that such resolution be rescinded. In anticipation of the purchase being completed, Mr Lewis Bishop gave notice of his intention to move at the next meeting that instructions be given for plans and specification for the necessary alterations. A MINSTER. OF THE GOSPEL IN TROUBLE. The Rev Enos George, Baptist minister, Llanelly, was charged at the Llandilo petty sessions on Saturday (before Messrs J. Peel and J. L. Thomas), with defrauding the London and North Western Rail- way Coinyany.- The complainants wore repre- sented by Mr Coke, solicitior, Euston, and the defendant (who did not appear) by Mr W. Howell, solicitor, Llanelly, who pleaded guilty on behalf of his client.—From Mr Coke's statement, it, appears that the defendant travelled from Llandriudod to Llandilo with a transferred tourist ticket which was defaced. The ticket, the accused produced at the station, was very much soiled. Being questioned about it by the ticket collector, he said first of all that he took it at Holyhead, but being the outward half, be failed to produce the other half to the ticket collector, and afterwards confessed he got it from a friend. The amount of fraud was 3s 5d.— Mr Howells spoke of the defendant as being a highly respectable gentleman, and that three- fourths of tbo townspeople of Llanelly would bear testimony to that. The defendant, he admitted was technically wrong, and be had on that account pleaded guilty. Mr Howells urged that the fraud was a mild one. All people did not kuow they were doing wrong in using transferred tickets. A 11 cl good number of witnesses had been sent down by the complainants, which would cost a large sum; he, therefore, asked for a small penalty. Since the the occurrence the defendant had been in a dread- ful state of mind, which would very likely injure his health.—Mr Coke remarked that they agreed that the costs should he £ 5 for the witnesses.—.Mr Howells said that unless the defendant had ad- mitted his guilt, he (Mr Howells) would have defied the Company to have convicted him.—The defendant was fined £1 and costs, amounting in all to :E6 14s. SUDDEN DEATH.—The appropriate and forcible biblical description of death as being The King of Terrors" is never more strikingly exemplified and brought to mind as when a mortal being is hurled int.o eternity without any premonitions of imme- diate dissolution or a moments warning whatever. Under these melancholy circumstances Mr Edward Bucklow, ex-supervisor of excise was "gathered to his fathers" on Thursday afternoon of last week. That day was the second day of the hiring fair here, and the unfortunate gentleman was standing near the market-place looking at the merry-go-iounds, &c. in operation, and at the same time holding a conversation with a young lady from the town. This young lady was turning away to leave when she heard a heavy thud, and looking back found the deceased had dropped on the ground appearing quite motionless. Dr. Lloyd was suinmouea and was promptly on the spot, but discovered that his skill would avail nothing. Mr Bucklow was dead. A man who a few hours previous had left his house in possession of his life aud usual liualtli \YUS then -n conveyed back-a corpse. Naturally the sad event created a deep sensation in the town. Mr Bucklow was 76 years of age and of a corpulent build. He bad suffered for some years from a serious affection of the heart to which was due his sudden demise. Tn consequence of his complaint, the departed was only able to walk about with measured pace and slow." Although he knew he had a very serious internal disease he appeared always genial and in the happiest of moods. All who knew him liked him, aye, loved him. He had not a single enemy in the town. Whenever he met an acquaintance in the street he was ever ready to greet him with a smile and uuvariably a jocular remark. Indeed were it not for his contented mind be would probably never have lived to the good age he did in the face of the fatal ailment he suffered from. The deceased has been resident at Llandilo for a good number of years during most of which time he acted as supervisor of excise, retiring ultimately upon a pension. He was a widower and leaves behind him one son an excise officer iu Scotland three daughters. In politics he was a Conservative and in religion a Churchman. His remains were interred in the parish Churchyard on Monday, ttie funeral being largely and respectively attended. The officiating minister was the Rev. Lewis Price, vicar, assisted by the Rev. J. Evans (curate.) ABERAYRON. SAD DROWNING CASE.—Last Wednesday night, Mr David Jones (Plas), a well known person in Aberayron, met his death very unexpectedly. He had gone out herring fishing in company with Mr Daniel Davies, and a young boy, Thomas Owen Davies, both of Aherayron. In trying to come in the boat was capsized in the breakers, close to the harbour, David Jones perishing in the waves.
IMPORTANT SALE OF PROPERTY. THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DANIEL PRYTHERCH, ESQ., OF CARMARTHEN. The uniform success which has attended very protracted litigation with reference to the above estate, and which has resuted in its recovery from the mortgagee in po-session by the present representatives of the Prytherch family, culmina- ted on Saturday last in a sale of the Carmarthen portion of the estate, at very exceptional figures, the first five lots having realized respectively, 34, 35, 33, 33j, and 40 year's purchase. We very heartily congratulate the vendor's solicitor (Mr Charles E. Morris), and their auctioneer (Mr David Thomas), on the happy result of their respective efforts. The sale of the Llandovery portion of the estate takes place to-day (Friday). PROPERTY SALE. On Saturday afternoon, ill the commodious saleroom of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Mr David Thomas put up for sale by public auction a dozen lots of valuable freehold and copyhold estates, situate in the parishes of Llanllawddog, Llanegwad, Brechfa, Llanfihangel Rhosycorn, Llangeler, Llangathen, and Carmar- then town, the property of the late Mr Daniel Prytherch. The company was large, the bidding brisk, and the prices realised were most satis- factory. The lots were knocked down to the following gentlemen at the prices hereunder mentioned — Freehold farm, Gelli-fergam, Llanllawddog, 36a. 2r. 24p., £ 1,205. the tenant, Mr Benjamin Davies freehold accommodation holding, Tyrboidy, Llangathen, 25a. Ir. 5p., £ 1,245, the tenanr, Mr Whitty Kirby freehold farm, Llwynffynnon-isaf, Liangeler, 141a. lr. 32p., and Wauu (two workmen's cottages), £ 4,030,. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, solicitor, Carmarthen; copyhold farm, Abergoleu, in Llanegwad and Brechfa parishes, 42a. 2r. 2p., £1,425, Mr D. E. Davies, White Hall, Brechfa farm, Hafod- noethni, Brechfa, 35a Or. 28p., E855, the tenant, Miss Eliza Jones freehold farm, Cwmffrwd, Llanegwad, 112a, lr. 31p., £ 1,000. Mr C. Bishop, solicitor, Llandovery freehold farm, Gilfach-y- rhiw, Llanegwad, 80a. 3r. 23, 1:605, Mr J. Evans, Portmanal, Brechfa; freehold farm, Garth, 149a. 3r 24p., 1905, Mr Gwynne Hughes, Tregib freehold house, 130, Priory-street, Carmarthen, formerly occupied by the late Dr T IiiiinIi-is, 1:425, the tenant, Dr R. G. Price freehold workman's cottage and accomodation field adjoining the previous lot, £ 205, Mr J.J. Galloway, Queen-street, Cai-iiitrtlqeii freehold house, 13, St. Peter's-street, Carmarthen, 1:220; Mr D. Jones, contractor, Waundew, Carmarthen, freehold house, 14, St. Peter's-street, £120, Mr R. Thomas, Mariners," Marine-street, Llanelly. On the particulars we notice (in addition to the vendor's solicitor, Mr Charles E. Morris), the names of Messrs Collins and Wood, solicitors, Swansea; Messrs Field, Roscoe and Co., 36, Lincoln's-inn-fields, W.C. Messrs Barker, Morris and Barker, solicitors, Carmarthen Messrs Clarke, Rawlins and Co. solicitors, GG, Gresham House, E.C. and Mr Morris' agents- Messrs Berkeley and Calcott, 52, Lincoln's-inn- fields, W.C.
-=. CARMARTHEN COUNTY COUNCIL. Professor Jones, of the Presbyterian College, has consented to contest, on behalf of the Liberals, the seat rendered vacant through the resignation of Mr D liixon Morgan.
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TOO U Reo It It E S P-o x D E T S. J. M. Howell (Aberayron), Phillip Rees (Lampeter), &c., unavoidably held over.-ED.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE BROSWVDI) BEAOLES will meet on Satur- day, November 29th, at Newcastle Emlyn Work- house at 12 o'clock. THE DOLWILYM BEAGLES will meet on Tuez-diy, November 25th, at Henllau Chapel and on Saturday, November 29th, at Cwmfelin, near Llanboidy each day at 11 o'clock a.m. MR. LLOYD PRICE'S HARRIERS will meet on Monday, November 24th, at Dole, Mynvdd-figiii; and on Thursday, November 27th, at MaesHan each day at 11 o'clock am. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Tuesday, November 25th, at Plas W'eiiaMt and on Friday, November 28th, at Rhydyceisaid; each day at 10.30 am. THE TIVYSIDE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Mon- day, November 24th. at Geruos Wednesday, November 26th, at Vron; Friday, November 28th, at Moyl«roTe and on Saturday, November 29th, at Cilrhiwan each day at 11 a. in. THE NEUADDFAWK, FOXHOU.NDS will meet oil Tuesday, November 25th, at Capel Brwyn and on Friday, November 28th, at Synod Inn each day at 10.30 a in. THE PEMBROKESHIRE FOXHOUNDS will meets oa Monday, November 24th, at Coedcantlas Tues- day, November 25th, at Race Course, Haverford- west Thursday, November 27th, at Castle Square, Haverfordwest and on Friday, Novem- ber 28th, at Lampeter Velfrey each day at 11 o'clock a.m.
-=- MARRIAGES. JONES — MORGAN. — On the ISth November, at Llangunnor Church, by the Rev S. Jones, vicar, ])avid Jones, of lG, Water-street, Llanelly, to Mary Jane Morgan, daughter of Mr Herbert Morgan, Llandefeilog. MORGAN—THOMAS. On thQ 14th November, at Llagunnor Church, by the Rev S. Jones, vicar, John Morgan, of Crossfaen, Llanon, to 'Margaret Thoma.s of Danrallt, Llangunnor. PUYOE—LEWIS.—November 15th, at St. Da.vid's Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev. J. Marsden, vicar of Llanllwch, Captain J. Pryce, formerly Lieutenant Royal Marines Light Infantry, to Melissa Sabina, only daughter of Mr Benjamin Lewis, Morfa House, Carmarthen. WARE—THOMAS.—November 12th, at Sr. John's Church, Swansea, by the Rev. J. S. Dawy, Mr Josegll Yare, Swansea, to Annie Thomas, second daughter of Mr John Thomas, tailor, 36, Lammas- street, Carmarthen. DEATHS. GREENWOOD.—November 16, at King-street, in tlwg town, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr J. T. Greenwood, coachbuilder, &c., aged 12 years. PIIJLL;P>.—November 17th, at 10, Cambrian "lilce., Carmarthen, Mr "William Phillips, weaver, aged. -M N-oara. WIILIAM.K.—On the 17th inst., at Tyhyjwel, Tafloy, Joseph Williams, aged 7 £ >. k
gallant Captain returning home unexpectedly, discomposes the guilty pair who were sitting with locked doors up-stairs; then the gay Lothario was seen in the dusk of the evening descending hastily by means of a water-spout, and after a turn to compose his disturbed nerves, ringing calmly at the door to enquire if Capt. O'Shea is at home." The ludicrous aspect of the first episode is completely eclipsed by the cold-blooded villany of the latter. Early in 1886, when Mr Parnell was living with Mrs O'Shea at Eltham, with his horses in the stable and a latch key of the house in his pocket, a slight accident to his carriage is noticed in the papers, and attracts the eye of Capt. O'Shea but his wife assures him she knows nothing of Mr Parnell, never sees him at Etham, and thinks the newspaper paragraph was only inserted to get a use out of him by those sweeps, Healy & Co. Parnell also wrote her a letter, dated of course from London, explaining that the incident must refer to a couple of horses that he had at crrass at Bexley-Heath. This letter was forwarded to Capt. O'Shea by his wife, but strange to say it turns out to have been written in her boudoir at Eltham, and probably at her dictation. 1886 was spent by Mr Parnell and Mrs O'Shea partly at Eastbourne and partly at Eltham. The affair had now begun to leak out, and newspapers commented on the charirs "of Mr Parnell's country retreat." Capt. O'Shea then desired his wife to break off all communication with Mr Parnell, and eventually the son, Gerald O'Shea, induces her to give the required a,istirance; but it is no sooner given than broken. The frequent visits to Eltham having provoked suspicion, a house is engaged at Brockley by Mr Parnell, under the name of Clement Preston. Here he was visited by Mrs O'Shea, who passed herself off as a sister. Eventually another house was taken in London by Mrs O'Shea, who gave as reference the names of Clement Preston and of C. S. Parnell, M.P. In this house Mr Parnell resided for two years, being frequently visited by Mrs O'Shea, until proceedings were instituted, which have resulted in shaking the throne of the uncrowned King of Ireland. How seriously that throne has been shaken is the question that occupies most minds at the present moment. Much depends upon the action taken by Mr Gladstone in the matter. It will be hard for him to part company with the master of 86 votes, but it is inconceivable that Mr Gladstone, who has spoken so strongly on the subject of divorce, will consent to sit cheek by jowl with a man who has made him- self thus conspicuous by domestic treachery, a long system of vile deception, of crafty intrigue, and of falsehood in every form.