DEATH OF CAPT. LONGCROFT, J.P., OF LLANINA, CARDIGANSHIRE. Intense gloom was cast over the whole neigh- borhood <>f Llanina and New Quay on Monday st when the sad news was received of the death Captain C. E. Longcroft, which took place in ondon that momiug. A few days previously e Captain, accompanied by Mrs Longcroft, had gone to London on business. While there he Was seized by the influenza, which brought about congestion of the lungs, to which the esteemed gentleman succumbed as stated. The sad event Was the sole topic of conversation at New Quay on Monday, the Captain being exceedingly popular in and around his native place. Great sympathy is felt on all hands with Mrs Longcroft and the family who have thus been suddenly bereaved. The feeling of regret is accentuated by the fact that only a few days back the deceased gentleman had been triumphantly returned as member of the Cardiganshire County Council. Captain Longcroft succeeded to the Llanina estates on the death of his father some four years ago. He was one of the most faithful and con- scientious magistrates in the county, and sat constantly on the Aberayron bench. He was an exemplary Churchman, and an ardent Conserva- tive in politics, and his death will prove a great and irreparable loss to the party in that district. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Brompton Cemetery yesterday (Thursday). In their sorrow Mrs Longcroft and her young family have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of a large num- ber of friends to whom they had endeared themselves by their uniform kindness and tender- ness of heart, genialness of disposition, and Courtesy of manner.
CARMARTHEN. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, CARMARTHEN. Mr Ben ^vans, student of the above college, has received an nanimous call to the pastorate of the English ^ngregational Church at Abertillery, Monmouthshire, e WIsh him every success. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL,—We understand that SIC the commencement of the Rev A. F. Mills Ministry in the above chapel, fourteen applicants for membership have come forward. The ordinance of will take place next Sunday, when those ceking membership will be baptized. THEATRICAL.—In our advertising columns will be lou.nd an announcement that Mr E. G. Falcon will re- the town on Monday and Tuesday with a plendid company and give a performance of the two successful plays, "In the Ranks. and The Harbour Rights." This is agreeable news, for a good company naa not turned up at Carmarthen for sometime. i .re 'a a treat in store for our readers. JJ'T VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE WELSH REGIMENT. Oft; ers ^or the week ending 26th March, 1892. JjJmcer for the week, Capt. Baker orderly sergeants, nomas Davies and C. H. Carpenter. Company drill on Monday, 21st inst, at 7 30 p.m. in the Market VPlain clothes). Recruits drill on Tuesday, Wednes- day. and Thursday, at 7.30 p.m.—G. A. HUTCHISS, Captain Commanding. STTJEEN ELIZABETH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. — The Governors of this school met at the Guildhall on Thursday (yesterday), to appoint a headmaster in the Place of Mr J- Lloyd Williams, who has accepted the headma8tership of the Oswestry Grammar School, lhe 39 applicants had been reduced by a committee to nve:—viz.: Mr Cerridfryn Thomas, B.Sc., headmaster of Parkyvelvet Academy, Carmarthen Mr Henwood, the present second-master; Mr E. S. Allen, M.A., second master of Christ College, Brecon; Mr Heywood. Sydenham and a Mr Baxter. Viscount Emlyn presided. In the result Mr Allen received 5 votes and Mr Cerridfryn Thomas 4 votes. Mr Allen, who is therefore the future head-master, is a M. A. of Catherine's College, Cambridge, and took Honours in L-Iassics in 188o. FUNERAL. --Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, the funeral of Miss Anne Jones, of Guildhall-square, took place at Kbenezer Chapel burial place, Abergwiu. Although the weather was wet and disagreeable, a large number of friends and acquaintances attended as a mark of the esteem and respect in which they held the deceased and her family. Miss Jones had endured a lingering illness for many months past with Christian fortitude and resignation. Of an agreeable and cheerful disposition she bore up bravely until last Christmas Day, when she went to her bed early in the afternoon, remarking, only too true, as events after- wards proved, that she would never be able to get up again. Dr. Price did all a medical practitioner could do to put off the fatal hour, but shortly after 11 o'clock last Saturday night she peaceably passed away in the presence of her aged father and devoted brother and 3isters with two or thret- friends. The deceased, ,.niv 34 vears of age, had endeared heiself to all S° Is W her Much sympathy is felt with the family ^hlVkne^, r of distress, beautiful wreaths were sent IVS Misses (3) 'Tones, sisters of the deceased Mrs Carmarthen M«SJB Watt.n»»„D Pughe Dn viua Carmarthen and several others. PRESTATION.-Dr James Rowlands, who was nearly 42 years surgeon at her Majesty s prison at Carm&ithen, was on Tuesday presented by the officials with a testimonial in the shape of a smoker's companion (including tabacco, pipes an<3 pouch) on his retirement. The presen a o was made by Mr J W Forbes, the governor. ST. PETER'S C.E.T.S.—The fidelty of the adherents of this good euterprize was well tested last Monday night, by no other than the clerk of the weather himself, and right well did they prove it, for despite of the miserable weather outside, the Priory-street, National School was filled, and a splendid meeting was the result. The Rev T B Williams, M.A occupied the chair and warmly commended all for their attendance, and ensuring them a reward from the good programme he held in his hand. This happily proved to be so. Mr J J Marks opened with a brilliant pianoforte solo, followed by Master D J Arthur with a capital recitation. Miss Maria Richards sang a splendid Welsh song which was warmly applauded. The Rev Chair- man next announced Mr H Brunei White for a song, who was received with much cheering, and at the conclusion of his song, he was rapturous- ly encored and kindly responded. Then came I an' ther rich treat, as by special request, Mr E R Harris recited in his masterly style, When the Sabbath Bells were ringing, with harp accompanieinent, of course this was re-demanded and Mr Harries again gave the Puni Maniac." The programme was brought to a close by the great favourite Mr T Conwil Evans who sang The Stowaway with telling effect. He was not allowed to resume his seat, until he had sling "The Minstrel Bey." It is very praiseworthy of those of Mr T Conwil Evans's musical status to come and delight such audiences as attend every Monday night, and thus greatly assist a really good cause. The Rev Chairman thanked Mr Brunei White and all who had so kindly assisted, and a hymn being sung, another enjoy- able meeting came to a close. CitICKET.-A successful meeting of lovers of cricket was held at the Boar's Head Hotel, on Monday evening last, to form a town cricket club, when the Mayor presided. It was unanimously agreed that the club be re-established with the Mayor as president, and Mr D. E. Stephens and Mr Vincent Thomas as vice-presidents captain, Mr R. M. Thomas treasurer, MrT. W. Barker secretary, Mr James Morgan. The following gentlemen were elected on the committee, Mr Owen Norton, Dr. Hughes, D. P. Norton, E. Colhy Evans, A. S. Henwood, C. Whiteoak, Rev D. J. Evans, D. H. Thomas, Derllys Court (junr), Charles Jones, W. H. Jones, with power to add 2 to complete 12. The mayor very kindly consented to give his field for the season for a very nominal sum. The Boar's Head Hotel was fixed as head quarters of the Club. It is to be hoped that the townpeople will come forward subscribe handsomely to the funds of the club, and that all young men who are fond of the game will avail themselves of the opportunity and be- come members. A special meeting of the com- mittee will be held on Monday next at 8 p.m. to further arrange matters.
CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The new council met at the Guildhall, Carmar- then, on Wednesday. The members present were-Mr W. O. Brigstocke, chairman Viscount Emlyn, Sir James Hilis-Johnes, Capt. W. Powell Jeffreys, Cynghordy Rev T. Evans, Cilycwm Rev W. Thomas, Whitland; Rev W. E. Evans, Llannon; Rev T. Johns, Llanelly; Rev P. Phillips, Llanelly; Dr Howell Rees, Quarter Bach; Messrs T. Jenkins, John Thomas, W. R. Edwards, D. H. Thomas, ana D. E. Jones, Carmarthen Ernest Trubshaw, Isaiah Beaven, John Browne, Joseph Meybery, D. C Parry, Thomas Phillips, David John, Owen Bonville, and Dr J. A, .Jones, Llanelly; H. J. Thomas, Llanegwad D. Evans. Llangennech C. E. Morris, Llangunnor T. Morris, Co-iinb; George Jones, Ystrad D. Richards, Ammanford J. Lloyd Thomas, Tanlan W. S. Marsh, Penybedd Daniel Evans, Rhydycymnierau J. Ll. Thomas. Llanedy; Henry Herbert, Llandebie; W. N. Jones, Bettws; John Williams. St. Clears L. Beavan, Llangadock T. Thomas, Llangeler; EvanJone^, Conwil; D. Stephens, Kidwelly H. J. Davies, Llanarthney John James, Llandovery; J. Joseph, Llangennech John Llewellyn, L'anboidy J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Treib; William Jones, Llandilo John Lloyd, Aber .wili J. D. Morse, Laugharne D. H. James, Llanybyther Evan Harries, Llanfihangel-ar-arth John Thomas, Llangennech W. Harries, Llangendeirne; J. Phillips, Trelech and Edward Davies, Cenarth. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr W. 0. Brigstocke briefly proposed that the late vice-chairman, Mr Gwilym Evans, be chairman for the ensuing year.—Viscount Emlyn said he was in hopes of hearing Mr Brigstocke expressing his views as to the retention of the chairmanship. For himself he would be most happy to see Mr Brigstocke in the chair for another year, but from his motion he gathered he did not wish to continue in the office, That being so, his lordship would be glad to be allowed to second Mr Gwilym Evans's appoirtment (hear, hear), He had sat with, and done a deal of work with Mr Evans, and he believed him to be a man of great business abilities. Others who acted with him felt the same, though he was not authorised to speak for them. If Mr Evans was elected as chairman, his lordship would be only too happy to give him what help and support he could, first, to carry out the work in a businesslike way, and secondly in an impartial way, which his lordship was sure, was what Mr Evans himself would wish (hear, hear).—- The motionwas unanimously carried.—Mr Gwilym Evans, takingthe chair, said hedeeplyfeltthegreatbonour con- ferred upon him by being appointed to the chair of one of the most important bodies in the county. He only hoped he would be able to follow in the footsteps of the late chairman, and do his work impartially, and to the best of his ability. As one of the majority on that council it did him good to hear such kind words from Lord Emlyn (hear, hear). He would endeavour to do the work, not for a part of the council, but for the whole of the council and the county. He then referred to his defeat at the county council election, and said his first feelings were that possibly his ser- vices were not appreciated. But when he received so many letters from all parts of the county sympathising with him, and remembered the chances of war some- times went against a man, he took it for granted that it was not the feeling of the county as a whole, but of a particular division (hear, hear). During the three last years he had every kind of training possible from Mr Brigstocke, and he would try to learn one thing from him, that was to be courteous to everybody (hear, hear). ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The Council then proceeded to appoint nine aldermen for the ensuing six years. Voting papers were handed round and the result was as follows:—J. Lewis, Meiros Hall, 42; J. Bagnall Evans, 42; Gwilym Evans, 41 D. L. Jones, Derlwyn, 38; R. W. Stephens, Coedybrain, 37; Robert Scourfield, Llanstephan, 36; J. S. Tregoning, Iscoed, 32; David Evans. Llangennech, 27; Henry Wilkins, Llanelly, 20; Col Gwynne Hughes, Glancothy, 16; Price- Rice, l.lwvnybrain, 3 Nevill, Llanelly, 3; Rev T. Thomas, 2 Thomas Gravell, 2; Col. H. Davies- Evans, Rev R. Gwynne Lawrence, J. Maybery, E. Trubshaw, W. J. Wilson, and H. Cadle, one each.- The first nine were declared duly elected.—Mr Isaiah Beavan Are the voting papers kept in the possession of the clerk for reference on any future occasion.— Clerk Yes, you can peruse them at any time. THE NEW VICE-CHAIRMAN. Viscount Emlyn, addressing the chair, said the council wished to give him a colleague, a vice-chair- man, who would work in harmony and at the same time strengthen the hands of the council. The gentleman he was going to propose was capable of carrying on the work in his absence, and he believed he would be acceptable to the chairman. He did not know whether the chairman had been approached on the matter, but his lordship would be greatly guided by an expression of opinion falling from him. There was a gentleman who certainly belonged to the majority on that council and very likely the majority thought of having a gentleman of their own way of thinking—who would make a good vice-chair- man. He did not know how far he would be accept- able to the chairman or to the council, at any rate he put forward his name, namely, Mr J. Bagnall Evans. His I rdship then formally proposed that Mr J. Bagnall Evans be appointed vice-chairman for the ensuing year.—Sir James Hills-Johnes seconded, and said that Mr Bagnall Kvans, by the work he had done during the last three years, had proved himself to be a man who had an extensive knowledge of business matters, and who would be a most able assistant to their chairman.-The Chairman, in reply to Viscount Emlyn's remarks, said he certainly had no feeling in the matter at all. He did not like to take the responsibility beyond saying that he considered Mr Bagnall Evans a gentleman whom he could work very harmoniously with.—Prof. D. E Jones said he was very sorry to be compelled to move an amendment to Lord Emivn's motion. He had great respcet for Mr Bagnall Evans. but he had not taken the interest he ought to have done in county business during the last three years He only attended, if he remembered rightly, 12 to 15 times altogether. It was important that the vice-chairman should be always present and take great interest in the business of the Council. He would be glad to have Mr Bagnall Evans as vice- chairman if he attended and gave the time and trouble to the work which other members had given during the last three years, but they must be guided by their experience of the past. He saw his friend, Mr C. E. Morris present, who had attended every meeting of the council and the committee's he was on, and he had much pleasure in proposing him as vice-chairman.—Mr H. J.Thomas seconded. On show of hands the Chairman declared Mr Morris elected. Viscount Emlyn asked that the names be recorded. This was done, when 35 voted for Mr C. E. Morris and nine for Mr Bagnall Evans. STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. I The following fifteen gentlemen were appointed to act as the council's representatives on the standing ioint committee :-Rev W Thomas, Whitland Rev T Evan", Henllys Messrs Gwilym Evans, J A Jones, H J Thomas, J Ll. Thomas' Tanlan C E Morris, Daniel Stephens, J Philipps, Caerlleon W N Jones, Joseph Joseph, Isaiah Beavan, D Richards, Amman- ford E Davies, Cenarth and Joseph Mayberry. OTHER COMMITTEES. a niinn bv Mr T Jenkins that the finance com- .rmm'st of the whole council was lost, it being "eSved that it should consist (f 19 numbers only. TWhertheaTnBntitution of the general purposes and contagious diseases (animal) comnn ee was o e tapis, Mr D H Thomas, Derllys, asked what was the duties of the committee, were there a outbreak of con- I tagious disease in animals. -The Clerk said he could draw up regulations preventing the import iti n of cattle, sheep or pigs, into the county for 28 days. He had endeavoured to get the bye laws of similar ccni- mittees in Glamorganshire and Breconshire, but they had replied that they had no bye-laws drawn out, as they considered that the Act was explicit enough as to the duties. A long discussion ensued, in which Sir James iills-Johnes, Mr David Evans, the Chairman, Mr Marsh, and others took part. It was pointed out that in case of sheep scab, the proper persons, accord- ing to present arrangements, to whom it was to be re- ported were the policemen. Mr Marsh objected to this arrangement, as he said, constables were not cogni- sant with symptoms of the disease. His sheep had been passed as alright, and he conld prove that some were full of scab.—Twenty-one gentlemen were ap- pointed on the committee. The Clerk said he had written to the Chief Constable asking him to instruct his officers to keep strict watch, and if an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was to occur, that he should report to him as clerk of the Council, and insert a notice in the newspapers, forbidding the removal of cattle for 28 days. The veterinary inspector had also been instructed to attend fairs and markets. It was decided that the main roads, bridges and public buildings oommittee should consist of the whole Council. THE ASTLUK VISITORS. The next business was to elect six gentlemen to act on the committee of visitors of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum.—Mr H J Jones proposed the follow- ing names Viscount Emlyn. Dr J A Jones, Dr Howell Rees, Rev T Evans, Mr T Jenkins (mayor of Carmarthen), and Mr John Lewis, Meiros Hall.- Each name was called successively, and put to a vote. When the name of Mr Jenkins came on, Dr J A Jones proposed an amendment, that Mr W R Edwards, who had been a very faithful member of the committee, should be re-elected.-Mr Jenkins said he was willing to withdraw in favour of Mr Edwards, but the mover of the resolution would not withdraw his name, and and a vote was taken, when 23 voted for Mr Jenkins, and 7 for Mr W R Edwards. The above mentioned six were then appointed. DEPUTY CORONER FOR WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE. Mr Jonah Davies, Solicitor, Carmarthen, wrote to say. he had been appointed deputy coroner by Mr T Walters, and had been duly approved by the Lord Chancellor. DRYSLWYN BRIDGE. Mr Codrington, Local Government Board Inspector, wrote to say he would not accept the work, the Council wished him to take respecting the proposed Dryslwyn bridge. He had plans of a bridge, which he drew some years ago, and he was willing that the work be carried out according to them by a man he knew something about, but he would not entrust them to a stranger, whose abilities he was unaware of —The Clerk was directed to write again to Mr Codrington explaining more explicity what the Council wished him to do, as it seemed that some misunderstanding must exist as to the first letter sent him. INSPECTORS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. The Clerk read a letter from the Board of Trade stating that three of the constables, who had gone to Bristol for the weights and measures inspectorship's examination, had passed, viz., P.C's W H Jones, John Jones and T V Rees.—Mr H J Thomas protested against the Council paying the constables' expenses to Bristol, as, if there was a vacancy in some other force, they might go and leave this county in the lurch again. A discussion arose as to the place of mee'.ing, and it was decided by a large majority that the next meeting be held in Carmarthen.—The Council then rose.
DEATH OF CHARLES HARDING HARRIES, ESQ, OF TREVACCOON, PEMBROKESHIRE. It is our painful duty to record the death of the above-named gentleman, which took place at Haverfordwest on the 10th last. He was the eldest son of George Harries, Esq., who is resi- dent at Richestone, Pem., and would, had he survived his father, have succecded to the large and historic estates of Trevaccoon. He had only just attained his 33rd year. He wa, on Monday last, interred in the large family vault at Llan- rhian, where his grandfather, the late John Harding Harries, Esq., and other ancestors had been interred. The funeral was a large one, consisted of his relatives and a large and influen- tial gathering, who asseirbled to show respect to the dead and their sympathy with the friends of the deceased. He was much beloved by all who knew him, and it was most touching to see the way in which many, especially the numerous tenants, who assembled in large numbers, were visibly affected. His loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends, who deeply mourn over his early grave. Requiescat in pace.
CARMARTHENSHIRE HUNT CLUB. AT A MEETING of members of the Carmarthenshire Hunt Club held at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmar- then, on Saturday, 12th March, 1892. Present Mr Thomas Morris (in the chair), Major Glascott, Mr T. Jenkins, Mr T. Parkinson, Mr W V. Howell Thomas Mr D. E. Williams. Mr John Rees, Mr J. R. Hughes,' Mr D. H. Thomas, junr.. Mr E. H. Morris. Mr R. M. Thomas and Mr John Francis.—It was resolved that a Point to Point Race in connection with the Carmar- thenshire Hunt be run on Friday, April 1st, for a Cup value 20 guineas, subscribed for by members of the Hunt Open to horses owned by members of the Hunt farmers and farmers sons who get their living entirely by farming and over whose lands tie Club hunt, and to be ridden by such; catch weights; dis- tance about 3 miles entrance free 7 starters. The course is to be selected by Mr John Rees, Llanboidy. The only restriction on competitors is that they shall not go more than 40 yards on a road. Entries to close to Mr John Francis, at his Offices, Carmarthen, at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 29th, 1892. All competitors to meet at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel at 9.30 sharp.
LLANDILO CHKOMCLE. THE GUILD.—The weekly meeting of the Young People's Guild took place at the Memo- rial-Hall on Tuesday evening. The chair was occupied by Mr George W Jenkins. Mr A E Harries, ironmonger, read a very good paper on "Business," and those who addressed the assembly on the subject were Mr W R Jones, Myrddin House, Mr H W Jones, New-road, MrD Morgan, schoolmaster, and the chairman. GUARDIANS' ELECTION. The forthcoming election of Guardians of the poor, for the Uuion will be invested with more than the ordinary interest, due to the fact that the term of member- ship will be three years, instead of one year. As mentioned in another place, the parish of Llandilofawr will in future have seven guardians, instead of six, and the representation of Llan- debie and Bettws will also be increased by one for each of those parishes. Nominations must be received on or before the 26th inst. Voting papers will be delivered on the 8th prox, collected on the 9th, and counted on the 11th. THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—At a meeting of the executive of the Llandil,, Liberal Association held at the Memorial Hall on Saturday, it was resolved to commend the Liberals on the Car- mart, henahire County Council to appoint the Rev. W. Davies, pastor of the Tabernacle Chapel, as an alderman on such Council, in the place of the late Alderman Morgan Davies, Cwmivor. [From our report of the County Council meeting held on Wednesday, it will be seen that the rev. gentleman was appointed. ED]. LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.—Tne three members who retire by rotation are, Major Thomas, Mr Thomas Thomas, and Mr E A Roberts. Nomia- tions must be sent in on or before the 28th inst. Voting papers will be delivered on the 31st inst, collected on the 4th prox., and counted on the 5th. DEMISE.—Mr D. Lewis, son of Mrs Lewis, of Greenfield place, died on Sunday morning after a prolonged illness from consumption at the age of 26. TEMPERANCE.—The weekly temperance meet- ing was held at the Memorial Hall on Sunday evening, when addresses were delivered by the chairman for the evening (Rev. D. B. Jones), Mr Roberts, a Salvationist from Swansea, and Rev. D. Pritchard, Ammanford. RENT AUDIT.—The Michaelmas half yearly rent audit of Mr J. Peel's, Danyrallt estate, was conducted on Tuesday, at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, by the agent, Mr D. Long Price, Talley House. It goes without saying that a capital dinner was catered as usual by Host and Hostess Hopkins. LLANDEBIE (U.D.) SCHOOL BOARD.—The ordinary monthly meeting was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday, when there were present, Viscount Emlyn (in the chair), Messrs R. G. Lawrence, D. J. Jones, William Stephens, William Nathaniel Jones and John Hughes. It was resolved that the clerk advertize for an assistant master for Cross Inn School. Resolved that Mr Harries, of Tirydail, be ap- pointed manager of the said school iu thp. place of Mr William James, Alyddintich, deceased. Res lIved that the clerk write to Miss Phillips, mistress of Capel Dewi School, to commend her upon the satisfactory result of the drawing examination, she having obtained excellent." Resolved that the question of the erection of a schowl at Cefneithin, Cross Hands, be deferred until after the b<>a d should have an opportunity of consulting with the members "f the Llannon School Board, as to their contributing towards the cost. There were other matters before the meeting, but of no public interest. LLANDILO BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting was held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, when there were in at attendance, Viscount Emlyn (in the chair), Major Thomas, Col. Gwynne Hughes, Messrs J. L. Thomas, William Rees, Isaac Edwards, David Davies, Henry Herbert, William Griffiths, John Jones, James Rees, Joseph Harries, Thomas Thomas, Thomas Davies (Llanfynydd), David Lloyd, John Harries, Thomas Rees, William Lewis, James Thomas, John Williams, Evan Thomas and Henry Davies. RELIEF. No discussion of public interest arose during the consideration of the relieving officers' reports (Messrs Davies and Watkins). THE HOUSE. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the House for the two weeks was respectively, 33 and 33, corresponding periods last year, 33 and 34. Vagrants numbered 25 and 17, as against 16 and 14, a total increase of 12. On the 28th ult., the Rev. D. James (B) preached. Sunday School was kept on the 6th inst. SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR THE INMATES. Attention was called to the present state of ministering to the spiritual wants of the inmates in relation to the lacking interest taken by some of the reverend gentlemen of the locality in their welfare in that respect. A discussion ensued, but for many reasons we prefer not to report it. The matter was postponed until the next Board. REPAIRS AT THE HOUSE. Mr F. Michael, master plasterer, sent in at the Board's reqnest an estimate for cementing the walls of the House and other sundry repairs After some discussion it was directed that he should send in a fuller estimate for certain things. THE TREASURER S REPORT. This showed the amount due as 2450 Is 2d. Balance in hand, E1290. THE FORTHCOMING GUARDIANS' ELECTION. The Clerk said he had put out the usual notices of the election. The nominations were, he said, to be in on or before the 26th inst. Llandilo- fawr parish would have in future seven members instead of six. Llandebie four instead of three, and Bettws likewise. SANITARY AUTHORITY. This Board next sat. The Sanitary Inspector pointed out that nothing had yet been done, re closets, &c., at Ffairfach Station by the Great Western Railway Company. The Clerk was instructed to write Mr Lloyd, Civil Engineer, to the Company to enquire the reason why. BRYNAMMAN WATER WORKS. It was resolved to extend the water pipes to the length of 200 yards in Llandilo Road, Brynamman.
WINTER ASSIZES. CARDIGANSHIRE. The winter assizes for the county of Cardigan were opened on Tuesday morning before the Hon Justice Charles. His Lordship arrived at Lampeter on Monday evening, when he was met hy Wilmot In lis Jones Esq,Derry Ormond,High Sheriff Mr David Lloyd, Under-sheriff, and the usual retinue. Before opening the commission on Tuesday morning, his lordship attended the parish Church, wher the Rev R Jenkins, Bettws, the chaplain officiated. THE GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen were empanelled as the grand jury :—William Jones, Esq, Glandenys (foreman) Charles Lloyd, Esq, Waunifor the Ven Archdeacon Edmondes, Lampeter College W 0 Brigstocke, Esq, Parky^ors T H R Hughes, Esq, Nenaddfawr J C Harford, Esq. Falcondale R Joseph Davies, Esq, Cwrtmawr G W Parry, Esq, Llidiardan David Davies, Esq Velindre H Tobit Evans, Esq, Llanarth H E Bonsall, Esq, Fronfraith Lewis Davies, Esq, Gelly D Jones Lloyd, Esq, Gilfachwen. A QUAKER'S AFFIRMATION. Mr H Tobit Evans, being a qnaker, was I specially sworn, as follows 1, Henry Tobit Evans, being one of the people called Quakers, do solemnly, truly, and sincerely declare and affirm that the said duties, which my foreman hath by his oath promised on his part well and truly to observe and keep, I, on my part, wil well and truly observe and keep." The form of kissing the Book is done away with, as a Quaker simply affirms. THE CHARGE. His Lordship, addressing the grand jury. said :—Mr William Jones and gentlemen of the grand jury, I am very glad to be able to con- gratulate you upon the state of the county so far as crime is concerned. There is only, at this Assize, one prisoner, whose case you will have to consider, and his case is not one of a very grievous character. At the last Assize, I am informed there was no prisoner, and the result is that during a period of something now approaching a twelvemonth only one prisoner has committed an offence necessary to be dealt with at the Assizes. That must be, I think, to all of you a matter of great satisfaction. You, in the county of Cardigan share in the happy diminution of crime, which has taken place in many other counties in the Principality. His Lordship then reviewed the facts of the case and advised the grand jury to return a true bill, which they in a short time did.—The grand jury were then discharged. LARCENY. William Jones, labourer (24) was brought up in custody, charged with having on the 14th of November last stoler. the sum of JE5 in gold, from the dwelling house of his employer, Mr John Jenkins, farmer, Penbrvn, Llanfihangel Ystrad. —Mr Rees Davies instructed by Mr James, Aberayron, prosecuted, and prisoner pleaded guilty.—The prisoner, it appears, was a farm servant with Mr and Mrs Jenkins. On the 14th of November, they prepared to go to Lam- peter fair, but before they started they went to a secret door in a wardrobe, where they were in the habit of keeping a considerable sum of money. That morning there was something like JE18 in the drawer. They took out what they wanted for their purpose for the day, leaving about Ell in the drawer. Apparently they did not go again into the drawer until the following Monday morning, when they found £ 5 out of the Ell missing. The only other person in the house on the day of the Lampeter fair was a man named Joseph Thomas, another servant. He saw prisoner in the course of the morning entering the dwelling house, at which time, he undoubtedly committed the robbery. The next thing heard of the prisoner was at Lampeter, where he presented himself in the afternoon, at the shop of a tradesman named Davies. There he bought some under clothing, for which he handed a sovereign, and ordered a suit of clothes for which he paid £2 15s. He further bought himself a hat. In the course of the Monday following suspicion fell on him, and when Mr Jenkins asked him where he had been on the fair day, he said he had met his brother, who promised him a new suit of clothes. On the Thursday of the same week prisoner dis- appeared altogether. Shortly afterwards he was arrested, when he denied everything to the con- stable.—The Judge, in passing the sentence, said he would deal leniently with the prisoner as he had been in custody since the 14th of January. The sentence of the Court was four months imprisonment with hard labour. The Court then rose. CARMARTHENSHIRE. The Hon. Sir Arthur Charles arrived at Carmarthen from Lampeter by the 5.50 p.m. train on Wednesday, when he was met by Mr J. C. P. Vauglian Pryse Rice, high sheriff, Llwynybrain; the Rev R. Lloyd, sheriff's chaplain, Troedyraur Mr D. Long Price, under sheriff, Talley House Mr James John, acting deputy-sheriff, Carmarthen and the usual po?*c of police, by whom the Judge \18 accompanied to his lodgings, Furnace House. On Thursday morning, his lords;np attended Divine service at St. Peter's Church, wh"re the chaplain officiated, after which the Court was opened about half-past-ten. The Court was crowded. GRAND JURIES. The following gentlemen were empanelled as grand jury for the county Sir James Hills-Johnes, K.C.B.. V.C., Dolaucothy (foreman); Mr J. P. Vaughan Price. Bwlchbyolian Mr LI. LI. Lloyd, Glangwili; Mr Herbert Peel, Taliaris; Mr T. Morris, Coomb Mr E M. Davies, Uplands; Mr C. W. Jones. Carmarthen; Col. Gwynne Hughes, Glancothy; Mr J. H. Thomas, Derry Mr H. b. Carver, Blaencorse Mr J. B. Phillips, Mr Ernest Trubshaw, and Mr Gwilym Evans, Llanelly Mr J. B. Piotheiv, Dolwilym; Mr Thomas Jenkins, the Friary, Carmarthen. The grand jury for the county of the borough weie Mr W. 1. Rickard (foreman) Mr Joseph Btir, s,, Nelson Hote: Mr C. A. Cuoke, L ammas-street Vice-principal E. G. Baker. Piston Place; MrT. D. Lewis, Spilman-street; Mr D. P. Morgan, auctioneer Mr James Lloyd. Mausel-street: Mr J. D. Stace.v Jones, Picton Place Mr Frederick Jones, Guildhali- square Mr David Thomas, auctioneer Mr W. S. Morris, Bridge-street Mr E. H. Gwvn Tlioiiia., Woodbine Cottage; Mr W. V.H.Thomas Starling Park: Mr Benjamin Lewis, Bank House Mr J. Howard Morgan, Mr Charles Finch, Nott-square Principal Evans, Mr Wm. Pugh, merchant Mr W. J. Williams, Cambria House Mr Joseph Phillips, Spread Eagle Mr D. Griffiths, Compton House. THE CHARGES. His Lordship, in charging the grand jury for the county, said he was happy to be able to inform them that, although five cases would be brought before them, they were not, with one exception, of a serious des- cription. Three of them required scarcely any observation from him. There was a person named John Davies charged with stealing letters at Llandilo, but it was an ordinary case. A man, John Thomas, was charged with obtaining money by false pretences at Llanelly, but that also was of a comparatively trifling description. There was another case of obtaining goods and money by false pretences of a somewhat peculiar character—that of Owen Edwards, who was originally committed to Quarter Sessions, but under the powers of a recent Act of Parliament and in compliance with a petition presented to him, he had ordered the grand jury to take the case here. Theprisoner represented in an ingenious fashion to a Mrs Thomas, of the parish of Conwil-in-Elvet, that her husband, who worked in Glamorganshire, had sent him there to get board aud lodgings, and she, acting upon the statement, gave him what he asked for. He also took advantage of his being in the house to appropriate to himself the contents of a registered letter which was sent to her by her husband. There was another case of a man named Millar, of Llanelly, who was charged with larceny, and also charged under the Act of Par- liament 24 and 25 Vic., chap. 100, section 59, with unlawfully supplying a noxious thing, knowing that the same was intended to procure the miscarriage of a woman whether she be or be not with child." There was no doubt it was a case that should be sent down for investigation. The woman, it appeared, had not taken any of the stuff, but that was immaterial to the case.—The jury then retired. Addressing the borough grand jury, His Lordship said he was glad to see them attend in such numbers, and was able to congratulate them upon the state of the county of the borough so far as crime was concerned. There was only one case for their consideration, and that was not of a serious description. That was a gratifying circumstance, having regard to the popula- tion of the borough, and that during the last 12 months, the criminal business at the Assizes for the borough had been comparatively trifling. The prisoner, William Bowen,J was charged with indecent assault upon a girl named Catherine Alice Sparks, of Nott- square, 14 years old therefore in her case consent upon her part to what .was done would prove as a defence to the act. He recommendded them to send the case down for investigation. THE LLANDILO POST OFFICE CASE. A true bill was returned against John Davies, 19, son of Mr Thomas Davies, formerly station master at LlaDdilo Bridge Station, on three separate charges, viz., that he, being then a person employed under Her Majesty's Post Office as rural postman at Llandilo, did (1) on the 6th of November last, steal a letter con- taining a birthday card, and (2 and 3) in Dee ember he stole two letters, one containing 12, and the other 1.5 penny postage stamps, the propertyof Jane Rees and M Howells. --Nlr W D Benson (instructed by Mr J W Kicholas. Llandilo), appeared for the prosecution, and Mr J Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr T G Williams), for the defence. When the grand jury were considering the charges, Mr Benson, addressing the Judge, said that since the enquiry before the- magistrates one of the witnesses, Francis Bluntish, travelling clerk in the employ of the Postmaster-General,|had died, and he applied that the depi sition-sthe deceased gave at Llandilo he read to tl e grand jury. He aiso applied that the depositions of Mr D. W. Jones, the postmaster, who was unable to attend owing to illness, should be also read to the jury. The applications were granted.- Prisoner pleaded e, guilty to stealing the letters containing the stamps and not guilty of stealing the letter containing the birthday card. Mr J. Lloyd Morgan said prisoner pleaded guilty entirely on his own responsibility. It was a very right rourse for him to adopt, but he wished his lordship to know that no pressure had been brought to bear on him to do so by his counsel. He was a young man, 18 years of age, and had been employed as rural postman it Llandilo for something like four years. When he entered the service he bore an excellent character, and lie was in a position to show that the youLg man had been during the whole of hislife, orat any rate up to the time of this act, a well conducted person. He was one of a very large family, who were poor, but very res- pectable, and the punishment which he would receive would be to some extent punishment to them as well. He thought the explanation to the mischief done was to be found in the statement made at L andilo that drink was the cause of it. That was the only explanation He hoped that, regarding prisoner's previous good character and youth, his lordship would deal leniently with him. Mr John Jones, Pentrenar, Mr Griffith Williams, ,rewer, and Mr Thomas Williams, Towy-terrace, all of Llandiio. gave evidence as to prisoner's previous good character. Mr Benson—I appear for the prosecution.—Judge What steps do you mean to take with regard to the indictment he has pleaded not guilty to?— Mr Benson: I do not propose to offer any evidence, but let the jury decide.—A petty jury was then sworn, and the Judge, addressing them, said the prisoner had pleaded guilty to two charges similar to the one they now had before them. On this third charge he asked the jury to return a verdict of ''Not guilty."—This the jury did.—Mr Benson said he wished to call the attention of the Court to the fact that when prisoner was searched on the Kith of De cember, 10 letters, 9 circulars, 12 stamps loose, and 12 stamps in an envelope were found on him. No money was found in the letters-- Prisolier, when a-ked if he had anything to say, said he was ex- tremely sorry for what he had done, and appealed for leniency. The Judge, addressing prisoner when passing sentence, said he had pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a letter containing money, and the law took a very serious view of an offence like his. An excellent character had been given him, but that was onlv what should be expected, for none but those who bore good characters were entrusted to carry letters. That fact made it the more unpleasant for him to pass sentence. The prosecution gave into the suggestion that he bad been led to sue, a dishonest course by drink. That was a matter he (prisoner) could correct, and he hoped lie would correct it, but it was a defence that he must pass over, because for the protection of everybody it was necessary that offences in the Post Office should be seriously dealt with. Although other letters had been found on him which he should have delivered, there was no money found in them, but he had committed a great offence by opening them, for they could not conceive what his intention was in opening them. The sentence of the Court was that lie be imprisoned with hard labour for eight months for each offence, the terms to run con- currently. FAViE PRETENCES. Owen Edwards, 33, a cripple, describing himself all a clerk, pleaded guilty to having, between the 14th and 21st January last, obtained food, lodgings, and -)s 72'(l by false pretences, from Jane Thomas, Conwil, and also pleaded guilty to a second charge of having, on the 19th January, stolen a registered letter, addressed to Jane Thomas, containing a sum of tl 10s OJ. The evidence has been reported in these columns,and it will be remembered that prisoner falsely represented to Mrs Thomas that he was a friend of her husband who is working in Glamorganshire. His Lordship sentenced him to imprisonment on each charge for eight calendar months, each sentence to run con- currently. Mr Downs prosecuted. Six previous convictions for false pretences were proved against the prisoner. John Thomas, 39. labourer, who had only just finished 7 years penal servitude at the time lie com- mitted the offence, with which he was now charged, was sentenced to 6 month's imprisonment for obtaining £ 1 from Mr F G. Gough, Llanelly, on the 7th of January, by falsely representing that he was a servant in the employ of Mr D Long Price, Under heriff and County treasurer.—Mr Eden Northmore prosecuted. The Llanelly abortion case was before the Court when we went to press.
THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. TRAINING DEPARTMENT. On Tuesday Mr H. E. Oakeley, Chief Inspector of the Education Department, visited the lniverr-ity College of Wales, and held a consultation with certain members of the Council as to their application for the institution of a Day Training Department in con- nection with the College. The present Government have shown their desire to further the cause of edu- cation in the Principality, and as Aberystwyth can offer peculiar advantages for the establishment of a Normal College and the accommodationof its students we may confidently look forward to the consent of the Education Department being obtained at an early date. APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR. At a meeting of the Council, held at 27, Chancery Lane, London, on Wednesday last. the Rev T. Mortimer Green,^ of Carmarthen, was elected to suc- ceed the Rev E. Pcnllyn Jones as Registrar of the College. THE WELSH CHAIR. It is said that Mr E. Anwyl, B.A., late scholar of Oriel College, Oxford, is likely to be a candidate for the Chair of Welsh at Aberystwyth. As is well known, Mr Anwyl is a First Class man in Classics at Oxford, and especially distinguished in comparative Philology. His philological work was awarded with first class marks in Ireland University Scholarship Examination. He has made a study of Celtic Philology, having not only studied Welsh in its various stages under Professor Rhys, but also that other language which io indispensable to a modern » student of Welsh, namely Old Irish. The days are now past when men can pretend to pronounce an opinion as to Welsh Philology and Welsh Grammar without knowledge of Irish. To understand the genius of the Welsh language, it Is necessary to have studied it histc rically. Mr Anwyl has done this, and has copied two-thirds of an old Welsh manuscript, containing a translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth for Mr Gwenogfryn Evans. M.A. But though Mr Anwyl has a historical knowledge of Welsh, he does noti attempt to introduce it into his orthography. He holds that old Welsh is one thing, and modern Welsh is another. Mr Anwyl's linguistic knowledge, together with the fact that he has had the best training in Celtic Philology that one can possibly have in this' country, marks him out as one who is pre-eminently qualified for the Welsh Chair at Aberystwyth. Those who desire to see what the Welsh language is capable of in the bauds of a scholar who has studied Philology, and who avoids all eccentricities of style, would do well to read Mr Anwyl's translation from the French of a portion of Emil Sorwestre's Les- Dermiers Bretons which appeared in a recent number of the Ci/mro. It would be a pity for Wales to lose the services of a writer and a student of such promise. Such men are needed to remove from Wales the reproach that those who know most about the Welsh language are often foreigners, especially Germans. W ales must now know that the days of pre-scientific philology are over for ever.
LLAXFIHAGEL YSTRAD. COUNTY COUNCIL.—Mr D. Saunders-Davies, Felin. fach, will, it is expected, be returned unopposed as successor to Alderman Jenkin Jenkins.
TROEDYRAUR. COUNTY COUNCIL.—The Rev J. Jones, B.A., the Independent Minister of Hawen, is the chosen candi- date in the Liberal interest for the vacancy in this division.
ABERAYRON. IN MEMORIAM.—A little more than a year ago the little vessel Madras," belonging to Mr D Jones, Neptune-place, Aberayron,° sailed from Cardiff for Amboyna, with fifteen persons on board. The voyage would not have taken more than four or five months to accomplish under ordinary cir- cumstances, but nothing has been seen or heard of the ship from the day she sailed up to now, so there is no doubt that she has foundered with all hands. About twenty four hours after the vessel left port, there was a very heavy gale amounting almost to a hurricane, and it is generally believed that she must have gone down at that time of those on bJard, thirteen were from the town of Aberayron, one from Llanddewi-Aber- arth, and the other was a Russian. The following are the names :-Evan Jones, (captain) Jenkin Jones, (mate), both being sons of the owner David Jones, Alltygraig vVilliam Jenkins, Oxford- street John Jones, son of Mrs Jones, Regent- street; David Jones, son of Mr Thomas Jones, Tabernacle-street; Jenkin Rees Evans, Vulcan- place David Jones, nephew of Captain Evans, Ianthe House Griffith Evans, son of Mr J T Evans, Bristol House William Jones, son of Mrs Jones, Albert-street John Alban Jones, son of Capt. Jones, 17, Alban-square Thomas Jones, son ot Ali Evan Jones, Victoria-street J L James, son of Mr John James, Alban-square; Jenkin Jones, Llanddewi Aberartb. The only one among the above who has left a wife and children is Mr Wiliiam Jenkins. With the exception of the first five, and Mr J L Jones (who went out as a passen- ger), all were young boys under 18 years of age. The relatives cf the above have been hoping against hope for everal months pcst intil theie is not the slightest hope left. At the Methodist Chapel, a memorial service was held on Thursday night last, when there was an exceedingly large congregation present. The Rev Evan Morris delivered an impressive sermon. A service was held on Tuesday night, at the Independent Chapel, when the Rev Wrilliam Evans Dreached to a crowded congregation. The scene here was most touching when the venerable preacher mentioned the names of some of the ill-fated crew, people could be seen weeping il every part of chapel. A service is to be held at Llanddewi on Thursday night.
LLANXLWNf. 1 EMPERAKCE MEETING.—The Llanllwni branch of the C.E.T.S. held their anniversary meeting in the National Schoolroom on Wednesday evening, the 9th inst. Owing to the unfavourable state of the weather and to ot her unavoidable circumstances, the attendance, though fairly large, was not so good as it would otherwise have been. The chair was ably occupied by the Vicar of the parish. Mr H. Thomas, of Beiiiebach, having offered up a piayer, the MissesE James and E Parry sang very pleasingly a pathetic temperance song. Mr J. Parry, of Castlemartin, one of the most active members, then made a short statement as to the present position of the branch. He congratulated the meuibers in general, and Miss Lloyd, of Pontllwci, the founder of the branch in particular, on the progress it had made during the seven year it had been in existence. The number of members had kept on increasing year after year, and now consisted of 108 adults and 78 juveniles. The speaker of the evening, Mr D. Watkins, solicitor, Carmarthen, then delivered an able and instructive address which lasted for about an hour, and was frequently applauded. 112 dealt chiefly, though by no means exclusively, with the political aspect of the question. With great lucidity and vigour he showed how baseless was the claim of publicans to compensation." The good of the community at large was, be declared, the highest law; and, if that good demanded tte closing of publi-chouses, then public-houses would have to be closed with- out regard to the wishes or interests of those who kept or !;wned them. The fact that public-house licences were granted only for one year conclusively. proved that any claim for compensation on legal grounds had no foundation in fact, while on moral grounds there could be no claim even on our sympathy. The speaker resumed his seat amid cheers. Mr H- Thomas next expressed his great pi asure at being present, not only Miss Lloyd, to whom the society owed so much, but also her sister and co-temperance works, Mrs Macfie, of Borthwick Hall; Midlothian, adding amid cheers -ind laughter that he hoped nothing would induce Miss Lioyd to leave us as his sister had done. A collection, which amounted to 108 9d was made towards the fands of the society. The usual votes of thanks having been given, the meeting came to a close with the singing of the hymn, "Dan dy fenditb wrth ymadel." KAY'S COMPOUND, for Coughs and Colds, Asthma and Bronchitis are immediately relieved hy it.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE Carmarthenshire Foxhounds will meet on Tuesday, March 22nd, at Trelech Church, and on Friday, March 25th, at Maenllwydd, Mydrim, each day at 11 a.m. THE Tivyside Foxhounds will meet on Mon- day. March 21st, at Llancych, for Ffynone, and on Friday, March 25th, at Abercerri, each day at 11 a.m. THE Pembrokeshire Hounds will meet on Monday, March 21st, at Newton Noyes Tues- day, March 22nd, at the Roses Thursday, March 24th, at Race Course, Haverforcwest and on Friday, March 25th, at Cross Hands, each day at 11.30. J THE Neuaddfawr Foxhounds will meet on Monday, March 21st, at Falcondale, and on Thursday, March 24th, at Allfcyrodyn, each day at 10.30 a.m. MR. Lloyd Price's Harriers will meet on Mon- day, March 21st, at Felingwniissa, and on Thurs- day, March 24th, at Maesdilo Gace, each day at 11 a.m. i Ab1er^uyt1h Bea^les wil1 on Satur- day March 19th, by the 7th Milestone, Devil's Bridge Road at 12.
BIRTH. THOMAS. March UtII, at the City House, Lammas- street, Carmarthen, the wife of the Re". Stephen ihoinas, Blaenycoed, in this county, of a daughter. DEATHS. DAMES.—March 13tb, at 35, Lammas-street, Cannar- then, Ellen Jane (Nellie), oth daughter of Mr David Davies, marble mason, aged 9 years. DAVIES.—March 16th, at Parade Road, Carmarthen Mr Edward Davies (eldest son of Mr Edward Da\ ies' tailor), aged 43 years. ELIAS.— March ilth, at Dyers House. Towvod* Carmarthen. David Owen, of Owen Elias, fore- man of Corporation labourers, aged 'T-i v*nv EVANS.-March 13th, at 20, Chapel-street Carmarthen Mr Thomas Evans, aged years martiien, Stli, at Alexalldpr Uswahl, (¡Illy ")11 Air aud rr" Dai-id .J ones, years. JONES. March 10th, at lo, Picton Place Car- marthen. Miss Eiiyalwh I J™ ^ar- PHTT I TPS ^ABETH Jones, aged years. shire \l i' at Clvngwynne, Carmarthen, Will; vlia. dane (Mie), the beloved wife of f 'N* Lewis Philipps, and the youngest daughter the late Rev. William Evans, vicar of Rhayader. > aged 49 years. —March 15th. at Shaw's lane, Carmarthen, Matilda, wife of the late Mr Thomas Price, aged 51 years. SCOURFIELD.—Marci 17th, at 30, Hawk's Villa, Car- marthen, Mr Henry Scourfield, platelayer, aged 42 > ears.
A marriage will take place in May bo* ween Mi James Logan Stewart, 7th Hnssars, eldest son of Mr Stewart of Alltyrodyn, Cardiganshire, and Eveline Mary, second daughter of General the Hon Sir J. C. Dormer. K.C.B., Commander-in-Chief, Madras. Some time ago an alarming statement was made regarding Sir William Harcourt's eyesight. His friends are now more than ever alarmed, and there seems cause for grave apprehensions being enter tained. The right hon. gentleman has of late consulted several specialists, but none of them give him much hope. The sight of one of the eyes has alr3ady been lost. The nerve on which the vitality of the organ depends has decayed and the eye is blind. The most serious aspect of the case is that decay appears to have begun in the nerve of the other eye as well, so that the entire loss of sight is threatened, and is even said to be within measurable distance. The hotel, like many others upon the Riviera has been built by an English syndicate. Since its opening the hotel has been a favourite resort of the Empress Eugenie, who is now seeking to build a villa among the pines. M. Dosse the Queen's courier, inspected Cap Martin some months ago on her Majesty's behalf; but the Queen ultimately deoided in favour of Costebelle. V The box of securities belonging to Messrs. Paget and Edward stockbrokers, snatched by a man from ft counter at the London and Westminsterr Bank one day this week, contained one curious document. It was this letter, addressed to Mr Paget's late father, Sir George Edward Paget, K.C.B., late Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge: My dear Paget, Every honest man should pay his debts, so I enclose the amount I am indebted to you over last night.—Yours very sincerely, ALBERT EDWARD." Tbeenclosure was a threepenny piece! *«# Mr J. Morgan, the headmaster of Priory National Schools, Bang the solo of the anthem, Seek ye the Lord in St. Peter's Church last Sunday night, in an exquisitely fine and effective manner. This popular singer never did greater credit to his rare musical talents, and his success has been generally and widely commented upon. Sir Marteine O. M. Lloyd, Bart., has pre- sented the University College of Wales with a complete set of Delphini Classics. This valuable collection will be a great acquisition to the shelves of the new library, and a standing Memorial of the support that the Institution has always experienced at the hands of theBronwydd family, Mr Wilmot Inglis Jones, of Derry Ormond, leaves England on Saturday for a tour in kpain. I ..The Cardiganshire Artillery Militia will again, 18 year, be encamped for training at Aber- Ystwyth.