THE COUNTY SEED AND CORN WAREHOUSE, PLANT, BULB, AND FLORAL DEPOT, I 1 Queen Street, Carmarthen. SPRING 1892. H. G. EYNON (From JV. 1/, Rogers, Tlte Seed¡.Frnan, T>EGS most respectfully to inform the gentry A an<^ inhabitants generally, of Carmarthen Suburbs, also the adjoining Counties, that he has A I W' i MS Opened Business at the above Address, as a GENERAL SEEDSMAN AND FLORIST, CORN FACTOR, 'rmj*" /MlB' Ail acquaintance of nearly 14 years in the bnsi- L* ness enables me, at all timts, to place before you » I IBf'\f'~7\ articles of a reliable quality only, at reasonable IBBWHSK xfrwil' I >'jfvflK, Y^\ prices, and trusts by personal attention to business ■ X «<■' to tuerit your confidence and support. TK b Every description of SEEDS, &c., to be obtained at this fc ■1 E*' IbIm'T ^JSfr byML, & Establishment, at the finest quality only, being proeartd iflu M' twiT W V(\H^ from the best English and Continental Growers. Ivwi aK A Select Catalogue on Application of FLOWER, VEGETABLE, AND AGRICULTURAL SEEDS, Also BULBS, ROOTS, d: (iARDEN REQUISITES INSPECTION INVITED. ORDERS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. ST. PETER'S CHRISTMAS TREE ACCOUNT. JANUARY 7th, 1892. RECEIPTS. -C s. d. Vicarage Stall III 40 5) 7 Churchwardens' do. 24 y 4 Thomas 1 18 14 !) '\Irs T. -Tones f -Nlrs. Reid's do. 17 7 9 Miss White 17 I* « Farmer's I:tall-)Irs. ,John Franci, 30 0 0 Refreshment Stall 20 5 6 Mr Brunei White's Entertainment of Bubbles 16 0 Miss E. M. Davies's do. Merry Chickweed 4 14 3 Tea—The Misses Spurrell ••• is 0 Coffee-The Misses Evans. 5 116 Tickets 20 12 0 4:218 10 2 EXPENDITURE. Assembly Rooms 5 10 0 Advertising ••• ••• — 2 11 0 Printing anrl Billposting 2 10 1 D. Rogers for stage ••• 1 15 0 Expenses of Bubbles 1 í 1 Do. Merry Chickweed 1 15 52, Piano, 5s. 0 5 0 Sundry stlJall payments 1 13 5 C17 7 0l Balance £201 3 14 JE-218 10 2 WANTED. ClLUB A<TENTS WANTED, to form Clubs for J Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Opera Glasses, Musical Insts., &c. Members pay Is. per week. Terms, Catalogues, &c., KENDAL & DENT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid value. Great success. Mention Paper. Ladies' and Gents' Silver Levers 42s., worth 70s. [12541 WANTED, Female Domestic Servants from 17 to 35 years, and Farm Labourers, seen and selected by the Emigration Lecturer, obtain free passages by steamer to Queensland where they will receive good wages. Only payments, 4;1 for shipkits and fare to depot in London. Married men not to have more than two children under 12 years. On landing Emigrants received into Government depot free. Approved persons paving full fare receive Land Orders value £ 20.—Apply, Agent General for Queens- land, Westminster Chambers, 1, Victoria-street, London, S.W. PONTARDAWE UNION. WANTED, a GENEL!AL SERVANT (female) for the Workhouse of the above-named Union. Salary, £241 per annum with rations atid apartments in the House. Applications in the Candidate's own handwriting, accompanied by three recent original testimonials,to be sent to me Oil or before the 13th January. 1!"3. A list of the duties t" be performed can be obtained on application to me. By order, D. BE VAN TURBERVILLE, (Solicitor) Clerk to th Guardians. 4, Herbert Street, Pontardavve, Swansea Valley, 19th December, 1891. [1291 f >5000 at 3J per cent. Mortgage of Freehold c t, 3J Land required for above.—Apply at office of this paper. HOUSE PARLOUR MAID, from London Suburbs, desires situation in or near Carmar- then; age 22.—A. H., JOURNAL Office. WANTED, immediately, good plain COOK two in family. —Apply, Mrs Lloyd, Gilfachwen, Llandyssul. WANTED, a good LAUNDRY MAID (Church- woman) and middle-aged preferred.—Apply to Mrs Howel Gwyn, Dyffryn, Neath. WANTED, by a respectable workingman with a small family, a respectable HOUSE-KEEPER, between 30 and 40 years of age; good character re- quired. Comfortable home otfered.-Apply to J. J. Davies, 3, Newton street, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil. WANTED (immediately) a General Servant, able to do plain cooking. Comfortable country home. Wages 1:12 to 1:14. Address, Edwards, Homeleige, Newbridge, Mon. WANTED (at once) in and out-door FEMALE APPRENTICES for the FANCY DEPART- MENT. Apply, D. D. Jones, Drapery Bazaar, Carmarthen. WANTED, good GENERAL SERVANT, one with a knowledge of plain cooking preferred.— Mrs Colby Evans, JOURNAL Office, Carmarthen. FOR SALE. FOR SALE, Cheap Excellent Four Wheel Dog- cart. — Apply, J. Jordan Jones, Auctioneer, Rhydygof, Lampeter. IT^OR SALE, a Hillman, Herbert and Cooper Light Roadster Bicycle, pneumatic tyres, last season's machine, in ,f)od condition. List, 4:25 price, 1:15. Apply, C. Whiteoak, 5, Lammas-street, Carmarthen. TO BE LET. IIO LET, a Farm and Land*, called GELLYGLYn, in the Parish of Llanegwad, in the County of Car- marthen, on the 29th day of September, 1892. For further particulars apply to T. E. Davies, Esq., Castle Howell, Llanegwad, or to Mr C. E. Morris, Solicitor, Carmarthen. rilO BE LFT (by tender) the Grand Stand Refresh- -l. ruent Room on the C ar mart hens hi re Kace Course on the 3rd and Itli February liexk Tenders to lie sent to the Secretary, Carmarthenshire Races, Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on or before the 22nd of January, 1892. The highe>t or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. PUBLIO NOTICES. J^OR Training Young Gentlemen to become OFFICERS in the MERCANTILE NAVY. Fee 55 Guineas per Anuum. SCHOOL SHIP CONWAY," Liverpool. For Prospectus, &(- apply to Captain A. T. MILTElt, R.N. [12% MADAM -NE LLIE REES (LLIXOS RlIOXDDA) VOCALIST, WINNER OF 15 PKIZKS AT THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD TS OPEN to receive Engagements for-ORATORIO 1 and MIAUELLANE'.A CONCERTS. For terms and date apply, Nellie Rees, Lanos Rhondda, Aberdare. I I > • V' • ¥;;¿&Ci ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS TO CANADA AND UNITED STATES. (Under contract with the Canadian Government for conveyance of the Canadian Mails) Saloon 10 to 18 Guineas, 2nd CabiiiE6 Gs., Steerage B4. CHEAPEST AND MOST EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE to all parts of Canada, Manitoba, the North West Territory, British Columbia, and the Western States of America. Special Emigrant and Tourist rates. Through Trains daily to the Pacific Coast, and Emigrant Sleeping Cars without extra charge. W estern bound Emigrants accompanied by a special conductor. A substantial Government Bonus for familes taking up land in Manitoba, the North West Territory, and British Columbia. Free Land Grants of 160 acres. Special handbooks of concise information, the British delegates' new reports and all the latest maps and pamphlets free. Apply to the owners, ALLAN BR(jTifERS & Co., Liverpool, or to WILLIAM FINCH, 16, Nott-square, Carmarthen. W. FINCH. WINE I SPIRIT MERCHANT, ALE & STOUT BOTTLER, CARMARTHEN. AGENT FOR THE CUNARD, INMAN, ALLAN, DOMINION, UNION, & NEW ZEALAND STEAMSHIP COMPANIES AND THE CANADIAN PARCEL EXPRESS. — Information and Dates of Sailing Free on Application. ¡ CIGARS! CIGARS!! CIGARS! I J. JENNINGS Holds a large Stock of the leading Brands of HAVANA, MEXICAN, MANILA, & BRITISH CIGARS At STORE'S PRICES. SPECIALITE. 30,000 Manila Cigars, full weight, and in fine condition, to be Sold at the very low price of 2u. EACH. 16S. PER 100. Box OF 500, 1!3 18s. 6D. CIGARETTES. TURKISH, THE OTTOMAN. ) A'ALA, Ss. 100. EGYPTIAN. MELACHRINO. NESTOR GIANACLIS, from 6,s, 6d. per 100. SPECIALITE. A Cigarette made on the Premises, from the very finest Virginia grown, and is cut especially for these Cigarettes. They are in two sizes, and sold at 8d. per oz. Many other Braruls in Stock. TOBACCOS. Over 80 different sorts kept in Stock, and fresh weekly including- ARCHERS, TADDYS, WILLS, LAMBERT AND BUTLERS, H1GNETTS, COPES, PLAYERS, SMITHS, ETC. PIPES BY ALL BEST MAKERS. POUCHES. CIGAR AND CIGARETTE CASES. STICKS. Every requisite for the Smoker kept in Stock. MR. J. JENNINGS begs to take this opportunity of informing the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry of Car- marthen and District, that his FIRST CLASS TOILET SALOON is NOW OPEN, under the Management of an experienced WEST-END HAIR- DUESSER. Private room for Ladies' and children. Ladies own hair made up into any design. WIGS, ETC., PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. A large Assortment of Toilet Articles kept in Slock. JAMES JENNINGS, TOBACCO cO CIGAR MERCIIA XI, j 44, KING-STREET, CARMARTHEN. j TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for theerection of a Vicarage .L House, &c., in the parish of Monachlogddu. Plans and specifications may be inspected, and full particulars obtained at the office of Mr J. M. Thomas, Architect, Narberth. Sealed Tenders to be sent, on or before the 3rd of February next, to the Rev 1). Griffiths, vicar of Manachlogaddu, Clynderwen, R.S.O. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Dated this 7th day of January, 1892. SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTS. thettnriersigned, hereby give Notice that the 1 AUDITS of the Accounts of the undermentioned SCHOOL BOARDS for the year ended 29th Sept. last, will severally commence at the respective places and at the respective times specified below. Time appointed Name of School Place at which for Audit Board Audit will be held ——————————— Date and Hour Llanfihangel-ar- Office of Llandyssil Arth Board Jan. 28, 10.30 a, m Llandyssi 1 12.30 Penbryn 10.30 a. m Workhouse, New- Cilrhedin castle-Emlyn 11 Troedyraur 12 Clydeg 2.30 C. iarth 3 Dated the 16th day of January, 1892. (Signed) EDWARD JONES, District Auditor of the South Wales Audit District. SALES BY AUCTION. SALE OF MARINE CLIFF HOUSE, FERRYSIDE. MR. DAVID THOMAS is favoured with in- structions to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, at 3 p.m., on Saturday, 30tli January, 1892, the above mentioned very desirable and pleasantly situated Leasehold House and Premises, in the yearly occupation of Dr. Peter Williams. For further particulars, apply to Mr David Thomas, Land Agent, Carmarthen or to MESSRS. G. & R. THOMAS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. THE JOURNAL HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY LOCAL PAPER. CIRCULATION OVER 3,000 COPIES WEEKLY.
THE LATE PRINCE. The grave closed on Wednesday on the heir to the Crown of England. Whilst the minute zn guns pealed forth, escorted by officers and men of his oJd Regiment, the 10th Hussars, his sorrowing relatives and the noblest of the land, he was laid at rest in the Royal vault house at Windsot, -the burial place of so many of his ancestors. It lies underneath the Albert Memorial Chapel, formerly called after Cardinal Wolsey, to whom it had once been given by Henry the VIII. It is like a large hall, and is surrounded by stone shelves on which repose the coffins of long lines of crowned heads. Differing as it does from an ordinary vault into which the coffin is lowered and recedes from view, a Royal buiial in Windsor has a distinctly peculiar and painful interest. At the usual part of the service, as the Duke's coffin stood in front of the altar of St. George's Chapel, Canon Dalton, his old tutor, scattered earth upon it, but it remained just where it was till the service was concluded and all the mourners and guests had left. A little later it was privately conveyed to the Albert Memorial Chapel, wl)er(g in the evening the sad relatives assembled once more for a long parting look at the remains before they were finally deposited in the Royal vault house. And thus closes one of the saddest stories of modern days. The intense feeling which the tragedy has called forth is due to many causes the youth and amiability of the Prince the popularity of his parents the affection felt for the Queen but above all to the romance attaching itself to the betrothal and the obstacles which his attach- ment had encountered. It was the ever old and the ever new interest of a true love story. Five years before he would have wedded the Princess May if he might, but her age and his, being but 18 and 22, it was uncertain how far they knew their own minds, and though time only proved their constancy, the Queen cannot be blamed for testing it as ordinarily prudent parents would have done. Alas for the greatest Sovereign in the world. She is powerless before the sway of the influenza fiend. If anything in this world could console the Royal mourners it would be found in the marvellous and touching display of sympathy from all sorts and conditions of men. London, disappointed in the opportunity of joining in the funeral, has clothed itself in the depths of mourning. Even the liveried servants all wear black, the shutters of many of the shops are black, their contents are black, and it is said of some of those who, from having no black garments at hand till others could be procured, kept within doors sooner than venture out in colour. There are no social gatherings, no public banquets, little atten- 1 0 dance at the theatres, but the evening church services hare overflowed with crowds into the street who last Sunday waited patiently till the "Dead March in Saul" was played. The quantity of memorial flowers sent has been unheard of. The chancel at Sandringham Church, where the Prince's body rested for some days, looked more ready for a wedding festival than a funeral bier. Masses of wreaths and crosses surrounded the windows and the arches. At his feet a harp of white flowers surmounted by a crown of violets was strung with three strings of which the third was broken. It was sent by three young ladies from Belfast, names nnknown, who knew what it was to have lost loved ones" The 11 sorrowing servants of Sandringham had made a large S. of white and scarlet flowers. From all parts of the world these tributes of affection came-one of the loveliest being that from the Corporation of Cardiff, where the Prince made so many friends on his tirst and last visit to the Principality, and where he will always be held in kindly remembrance. May he rest in peace.
A MIGHTY PEOPLE WEEP. Seldom in the history of a nation, even of British antiquity, has a death so tragical and so directly touching the heart of a mighty people occurred as that of the late Prince- | the Duke of Clarence and Avondale. A sympathetic and a loyal country was all astir preparing for the Royal nuptials, the contracting parties to which having overcome all obstacles and having won the warm and unanimous approval of the whole realm when, all of a sudden, the scene changed, and we were ruthlessly thrown down from the charm ing, merry and encouraging heights of inatri. 0 Z5 mony down to the depressing, sorrowful, dark valley of death. Only yesterday, as if it were, congratulations were wired from every part of the Kingdom and from all civilised States to the youthful and popular prospective husband and wife recognised, in the natural course of time, as the future King and Queen of a vast and increasing Empire. Public bodies, from the Corporation of London down to the humblest in our midst, were busy devising and arranging schemes and plans best calculated to show the unfeigned regard the people of this country have towards the Royal House in times of joy as well as of sorrow huge establishments had already entered upon the details of the wedding trousseau; the marriage bells were about breaking forth in nil their merry peals when, suddenly, the Messenger of Death creeps stealthily in and gradually changes the -2n- scene, Tbe young Duke, in bright and vigorous and hopeful state, is confined to his Royal chamber with a slight indisposition which, however, does not disturb the country or arrest, even temporarily, the marriage pre- parations that were being speedily and right heartily pushed along. Graver symptoms develope themselves the Prince grows daily weaker and grave anxiety takes possession of the land. Bulletin after bulletin is eagerly sought and scanned. The attention of the whole world is, within a few hours, drawn irresistibly to the fight that is being fiercely fought between life and death in the Royal chamber at Sandringham. England is held in terrible suspense and hopes against hope- so loyal and so deeply attached to the Throne are her people. In that hushed and solemu chamber a Christian father entreats on be- half of his heir a tender mother cries for pity an affectionate bride implores compassion a devoted, revered, imperial grandmother falls humbly on her knees followed by her subjects and prays Heaven to restore the illustrious patient yet to health; all the skill of the medical world is at the bedside. But all in vain Birth, rank, title, honour, all avail nothing. Slowly but surely the dread Angel is completing his mission, and from the grasp of panic-stricken father and mother, brother and sisters and his betrothed the Royal Duke is ruthlessly snatched away. The whole nation is plunged into grief and a mighty people weep. Words are weak and inadequate to describe a tithe of the bitter and painful sorrow of the Royal Family and the disconsolate bride-a widow ere she was married. The whole country feels the situation profoundly and a spontaneous outburst of sympathy flows from every part. On Wednesday last, when the funeral took place as reported in another column, the country suspended business and followed the dead Prince to his grave. Signs of genuine sorrow were visible on every hand. Memorial services were held in every Church crowded with devout worshippers, and a fitting tribute was paid to the memory of the illustri- ous dead. We regret that although business was entirely suspended in the town from 1 to 4 o'clock in the afternoon the Mayor and Corporation of the ancient Borough of Carmarthen did not share in the national grief and attend the service in the parish church. All creeds and all shades of politics were buried for the time, and Churchman and Nonconformist, Conservative and Liberal Jew and Geutile, joined in one great and common human brotherhood to show their unmingled sympathy and sorrow with a Christian family in great tribulation. It is, indeed, regrettable that Carmarthen-Joyal Carmarthen should be found officially missing on such an occasion of national mourning-an occasion that deeply touched the hearts of all. But, although there may be evidences of the non-concern of some bodies here and there, we believe they are due more to indifference and thoughtlessness and, possibly, ill advice, than to antipathy or the result of premeditated and studied action. With the members of the Royal Family a truly mighty people sympathise and weep, for his Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Earl of Avondale, K.G., K.P., has for ever passed away. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth ere gave, Await alike the inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION. The Royal Agricultural Society, in the last issue of their journal, take a decidedly hope- ful view of the prospects of farming. Mr Bear commences his article on The Future of Agricultural Competition by a half apology for the cheerful tone in which he approaches the subject, so different from that in which we usually hear it discussed. The views of most agriculturists are limited to their own horizon they feel the pinch of foreign competition they hear exaggerated accounts of the capabilities of new lands, and treat with impatience the statements of statis- ticians, that economic laws must ere long prove favourable to them. Mr Bear shows us that the tide has already turned, though its influence has not as yet been fully felt. Stores of corn, the result of abnormally pro- ductive harvests, and of a disproportionate area of land under cultivation, aided by ex- tremely low shipping rates, have enabled the foreign exporter to carry on his business under exceptionally favourable circumstances, such as are hardly likely to occur again to the detri- ment of English farmers. Taking wheat as t5 Z5 the great staple which influences the price of all grain, statistics of the various corn growing countries show us that in the United States. Canada, and Australasia, the wheat acreage 0 increased enormously during the ten years m ending 1880. Then, the low price prevailing n Z) began to tell. Farmers in these countries found wheat growing unremunerative, and notwithstanding the great increase of popula- tion and the quantity of new land taken up, the area under wheat remained almost sta- tionary during the next decade. It may be asked why, under these circumstances, the price of wheat has ruled so low? Mr Dear explains that until 1886 the increase of popu- lation had not overtaken the excess of wheat production, and that since that date pheno- menally abundant harvests of enabled stocks of grain to be accumulated in exporting coun- tries, in addition to the amount requited for immediatc consumption. Reserve stocks of grain have during the past year been reduced to a minimum, and we have abundant evidence that not only has the cultivation of wheat at present prices proved unremunerative to the foreign grower, but that something very like distress has overtaken the American farmer, while in Australia colonists are devot- ing more of their attention to cattle and the cultivation of vines and of such more paying crops. The evidence of Mr Wood Davis, an eminent American agriculturist and statisti- cian, goes to prove that the days of cheap corn are drawing to a close, and that ere long America will have to cease her exportations if she does not even have to import for her own consumption. This seems somewhat incredi- ble, but it must be borne in mind that vast as is the area of America and of Australia, climatic influences prevail over a great extent which prevent or render extremely risky the cultivation of wheat. As regards meat, there has been a great depression in the cattle trade of America, which has enabled shippers to inundate us with cheap meat but even under these circumstances American papers report heavy losses, and sometimes declared that the export trade of the season, as a whole, has been done at a loss. The balance sheet of one givat company for seven months ending September, 1890, shows a loss of over 16,000 attributed to the unremunerative returns of the trade with England." Mr Bear gives us very clear grounds for the hopeful view he takes of agricultural prospects, which, we trust, may be realised in the near future.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL. 'j v- The health of the Queen and the Royal Family continues good, and it is proposed that the Princess of Wales, her daughters and Prince George shall pay a visit shortly to the South of France incognito. :lie Owing to the death of H. R.H. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the Carmarthenshire Hunt Ball will not take place as advertised. V The Earl and Countess of Lisburne left Ciross- wood last Friday for 32, LemnoxGardens, London, where they have taken a house for three months. The Bishop of St. David's, who announced to the clergy of his Diocese his intention of going abroad at the end of December, has been detained at home by influenza; and, although he has now recovered, he has been compelled to postpone his intended holiday, but hopes to take one later in the year. # The Bishop of St. David's has requested the clergy of the diocese to use the prayer to be said in the time of any common plague or sickness immediately before the prayer "for all conditions of men on Sunday next, and during the pre- valence of the existing epidenaic--influenza. We regret to learn that Dr. John Thomas, of Liverpool (Lladmerydd) is at present dangerously ill, and has been since Saturday last in a very critical state.
CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. A quarterly meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council was held at the Shire Hall, Llan- dilo, on Wednesday, the members in attendance being: Mr W 0 Brigstocke, Parkygorse, chair- man Mr Gwilym Evans, Llanelly, vice-chair- man Major-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, K.C.B V. C., Dolaucothy Sir James Williams- Drnmmond, Bart., Edwinsford Mr J W Gwynne-Hughes, Tregib; Mr George Jones, lstrad Rev R G Lawrence, Middleton Hall Mr W N Jones, Tirydail Mr D L Jones, Der- lwyn Mr D Stephens, Arlais Mr C E Morris, Penbryn Mr John Lewis, Meiros Hall; Mr Evan Harries, Rhiwlwyd Mr Owen Bonville, Llanelly Rev W Thomas, Whitland Mr D Evans, Llangennech; Mr Marsh, Penybedd Mr Richards, Amiuanford Mr Jones, Canton, Llandilo Mr Stephens, Coedybrain; Rev T. Evans, Henllys Air J Lloyd Thomas, Tanlan Mr D C Parry, Llanelly; Mr H J Thomas, Llanegwad Mr E Davies, Cenarth Mr J D Morse, Llandawke; Mr Joseph Joseph, Llan- gennech Mr Thomas Williams, Llwynhendy Mr J Maybery, Llanelly and Mr Lewis Davies, GelIy; together with Mr Thomas Jones, clerk Mr D Long Price, county treasurer Mr Daniel Phillips and Mr Davies, county surveyors. A LOYAL COUNCIL -THE MEETING ADJOURNED. The Chairman in opening the meeting said "Gentlemen,—LTnder the peculiar circumstances which surround us to-day, we do not propose, if so be your pleasure, to transact anything except what is absolutely necessary business. My first duty will be a mournful one. I shall have to ask you to pass a vote of respectful and ( sincere condolence with her Majesty the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Prin- cess May of Teck, in the sad bereavement which has overtaken them. To me the circumstance is indeed a most tragic one. Here is a young man in the very flower of life, with a great destiny before him, suddenly snatched away at a time, too, when public attention was very much centred on him, on account of his engagement to a princess who, from all accounts, possesses all the charms that a British maiden has. I am ex- tremely sorry for her, poor lady for the stoniest heart must bleed. It really seems, gentlemen, that it was a sort of i ony of the futility of human designs that on the very day on which our fellow-countryman, the Lord Mayor, had fixed for considering the question of wedding gifts, the Duke of Clarence ceased to live. I ask you, gentlemen, as representing the loyal warm-hearted people of Carmarthenshire to pass a vote of respectful condolence with tha Royal Family in this sore distress; and I now beg leave to move that motion. Sir James Hills-Jolines-I rise to second that proposal. I won't say any more, because the words that have been used by our Chairman are very much to the point, and appeal very much to my feelings, as well as, I am sure, to yours. I need not say that you will heartily approve of passiug IC in silence. At the Chairman's request the Rev W Thomas, Congregational minister, Whitland, said --I c'm say that I deeply sympathise with Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal family, together with Princess Mary of Teck. I think it is an appropriate thing that we should pass a sincere vote of condolence on this occasion. It will leave a very salutory impression on the county as a whole, as well as convince Her Majesty that we are in sympathy with her in her present sore distress.—The vote was carried unanimously. VOTES OF CONDOLENCE.—Loss OF Two MEMBERS AND Two CORONERS. The Chairman said-There is yet another grievous task to perform. It shows how true it is that the Angel of Death not only visits the palace of the rich, but the cottages of the hum- blest. Since we first met, some three years ago, no less than ten of our members are gone, and since our last meeting two of our members and two of our officials connected with the county have passed away. It would, perhaps, be more in accordance with the feelings of the Council that votes of condolence should be proposed by those members who were intimately connected with the deceased gentlemen. This was accordingly done, and the Clerk was instructed to send votes of condolence to the re- latives of the late Alderman Morgan Davies, Cwmivor; Mr Councillor John Evans, Allty- cadno Mr D. Rixon Morgan; coroner for West Carmarthenshire, and Mr Prothero Lewis, coro- ner for the Llandilo district of East Carmarthen- shire. APPOINTMENT OF CORONERS. The Chairman said-After signing the minutes and the cheques and authorising the Clerk to apply for writs for election of new coroners and fixing the dates of the County Council elections, and of the adjourned meeting of this Council, we will suspend business owing to the lamented death of our Sovereign Lady's grandson. It was thereupon formally proposed that the Clerk be empowered to take the necessary steps to get the writs in question. This was in effect a statutory declaration that both the coroners were dead, and was a certificate of burial. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. The Clerk said the returning officer had in- formed him that the 8th of March would be as convenient a day as any for the election of county councillors, and the Council agreed to adopt that date. ° After the cheques had been duly signed the meeting was adjourned till 17th February, when it will be held at 11.30 a.m., in the Shire Hall, Llandilo. The members of the Council then repaired to to the Cawdor Arms Hotel, and partook of an excellent hot luncheon, provided by Host Hop- kin.
THE CARMARTHENSHIRE COURSING CLUB. President-Mr W. J. Buckley, M.F.H Vice. presidents-Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., Mr T. Morris, Mr Dudley Drummond, and Mr Noel Church. Stewards-Messrs T. Jenkins fmavor) W. V. H. Thomas, W. S. Phillips, D. H. Thomas, T. Evans, Lewis Jenkins, H. J. Gregory, D. E. Stephens, and W. MacWilliams. Judge-Mr N. K. Wentworth. Slipper—T. Wilkinson. THE DRAW DINNER. The draw for the tenth llieding of the Carmar- thenshire Coursing Club was held, as usual, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Monday even- ing. It was intended to hold a two days' meeting on the 12th and 13th inst., but owing to the frost and snow, it had to be postponed for a week. After the draw, Hostess Olive served a splendid dinner to the members and friends. Dinner over the Mayor (Mr T. Jenkins) who had been unani- mously voted to the chair, proposed the loyal toasts and referred very touchingly to the lamented death of the Duke of Clarence. This was drank in silence —Mr Tom Jones, Mansel Villa, favoured the company with "Home Sweet Home," ifter which the Chairman proposed the health of the president and vice-presidents, saying that the club were happy in having such a good list of officers. In Mr W. J. Buckley they had one of the right sort, for he was always ready to help them with his piesence and purse. He was exceedingly sorry that Mr Buckley was unable to attend that evening. The toast was duly honoured, after which Mr Frank Gwyn gang "The parson and the clerk" and Mr Walter Gregory, Tenby, recited The folks at home.The Chairman then gave the toast of the tenant farmers over whose land the club coursed and said if they had not such good preservers of hares the club would not be prosperous as they found it that day. Owing to their kindness and energy he could say, without fear of contradiction, that they possessed the best coursing ground in Wales, bar none. He was exceedingly aorry to find that the Messrs Evans, Treventy, and Mr Evans, Pantdwfn, were absent owing to the dread- ful epidemic that WE s scourging the country, but he was certain that the club had their sympathy, as he had only a few minutes ago seen a letter from Mr Tom Evans, Treventy, to that effect. He coupled the name of Mr D. H. Thomas, Derllvs Court, with the toast.—Mr Thomas, in responding, said the farmers deserved recognition at the club's bands, as nobody did more to ensure good sport for the club. He was one that bad commenced and promoted the club and he was certain they were prepared to show as good sport on the twj succeed- ing days as could possibly be shown in South Wales (hear, hear). He was glad to find that the entries were very satisfactory. Much money had been spent to put the hares on the ground and the farmers took care of them, but it was a large track for one keeper to run, and the question would shortly be brought before the committee whether it would not be advisable to engage another keeper-if they had sijfficient monov Ri. their command. One keeper was insufficient to keep away the poachers and poachers could rob them in one night of as many hares as it had cost pounds to put on the ground. The speaker then spoke of the very meagre support the club re- ceived from the landed proprietors of the county and sud that in England the county gentry sup- ported the meetings themselves, gave their stakes and their ground, but the Carmarthenshire Coursing Club had nothing to expect except what it had from its list of subscribers.- The following programme was then rendered K»cita- tion, A Russian story," Mr Gomer Davies song, We ve both been there before," Mr J. H. Spurry; s,Nng, ,,rhe Shamrock," the Chairman; song, U The broken-hearted bachelor," Mr Page; song. Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas; song, Mr A. O. Norton. -The draw cards were now handed round and friendly betting on the individual courses and on the stakes throughout, was indulged in. TUESDAY. The tenth annual meeting of the Club took place on Tuesday at Treventy, the coursing commencing at ten o clock. Owing to the recent heavy downfall of snow bares were not so numerous as had been expected nevertheless, a fairly good supply was found. The running of the hares was exceedingly good, and some very grand trials were witnessed. In the Treventy Stakes Lady Clare and Mike Manning ran best; in the Pantdwfn Stakes nothing went, better than Pembroke Boy and Rambler ii. and in the Club Stakes the pick would undoubtedly be Dear Sal and Gomer in the Carmarthenshire Open Stakes Pride of Rodbourne, Greenfield Lad, and Countess of Stiatford went exceedingly well. THE FITEVENTY STAKES, for eight dog and bitch puppies, at X3 103 each open to members only. 1. Mr H. J. Gregory'b (ns) Westhill bt Mr R. Lloyd's (ni) Wuathercouk Racer
CARMARTHEN. Local news will be found on another page. DOUBTFUL LOYALTY.—-A correspondent writes suggesting that the Corporation of Carmarthen are more loyal to the hare than the Throne. We do not know. THE Secretary of the Carmarthenshire In- firmary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following amounts, &c. St. Thomas Chapel, Ferryside, 19s 3d St. Ishmael's Parish Church, 7s 6d Llansaint Chapel, 7s 4d Union-street Congregational Welsh Chapel, 21 3 3d Priory- street Baptist Chapel, E2 2s; English Baptist Chapel, Carmarthen, P,3 6s 3d Graphic," Miss Hughes, East Parade. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. On Saturday, the magistrates on the Bench the Rev R. G. Lawrence (chairman), Mr C. W. Jones and Dr. Lawrence-passed a vote of condolence with the Royal Family. The only defendant was Theophilus Davies, labourer, Penrhiw, Llan- gunnor, who was fined 14s and 16s for trespass- ing on the farm of Tyllwydmawr, in search of game on the 2nd of November last. FKEEMASONKY.—At a meetingof the St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, Carmarthen, held on the 19th inst., it was resolved— That the Lodge desires to express its sincere sympathy and condolence with the Most Worshipful the Grand Master of England, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in the irreparable loss he has sustained by the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence." It was further resolved that this resolution be recorded on the minutes and forwarded to His Royal Highness. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.-The weekly meeting was held on Sunday evening at Water street Chapel Schoolroom, Mr D Davies (Dewi Fychan) presiding. The room was crowded. Addresses were delivered by the chairman and two students from the Parkyvelvet Academy, and Miss Maria Richards, Priory-street, sang a solo very sweetly. Mr Harries, Anchor House, is the secretary in the place of Mr Daniel Jones, who has resigned owing to ill-health. Some check should be put on the clique of youngsters who follow up these meetings and create disturbances. Their conduct last Sunday evening was disgraceful. SCHOOL BOARI).-The first monthly meeting of the new Board was held at the Guildhall on Wednesday evening. There were present Principal Evans, Mr T E Brigstocke, Mr Thomas Thomas, Myrtle Villa, Mr T W Barker, Vice- principal Baker, and Rev G H Roberts. On the motion of Mr Brigstocke, Mr Walters, the clerk, occupied the chair pro. tern. Mr Barker pro- posed, Mr Baker seconded, and it was unanimously carried that Principal Evans be elected chairman for the ensuing three years On taking the chair, Principal Evans thanked the Board for the compliment paid him, and hoped he would have opportunities of doing some appreciable good for education while he was in office. It was embarrassing to him to succeed a gentleman like Mr John Hughes, a man of un- rivalled experience in the chair, and one of the oldest and strongest educationists in the country; but if they extended to him (the speaker) their indulgence, possibly they might get along. He had now to turn to another matter, viz the election of a vice-chairman. They had amongst them a gentleman who had sat on the Board for a considerable time, and had had much ex- perience in matters educational. He referred to Mr T E Brigstocke, whom he had great pleasure in proposing as the vice-chairman. — The Rev G H Roberts seconded, and the motion was un- animously carried. Mr Brigstocke returned thanks for the honour conferred upon him, and gladly recognised the evidence the Board gave of its desire to promote cordial relations amongst its members. He would endeavour to do his best for education during a possibly active triennial period. —It was stated that about £35 had been put in by the children into the penny banks instituted in the schools. The Board then con- sidered the applications for the post of assistant mistress for Pentrepoth school. The vacancy was advertised, but there was only one applicant. Her qualifications were not considered satisfact- ory, and it was decided to advertise the post again at a salary of JE45.