NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE AND THE TOWN OF ABERYSTWYTH. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD AND LEASE- HOLD PROPERTIES, Containing desirable grazing and arable Farms, Sheep-walks, Accommodation Lands, Building Sites, Fully Licensed and Old-Established Public-houses, Shops, Dwelling-houses, &c. MR. O DANIEL has been favoured with instructions from W. B. Powell, and E. A. L. Powell, Esquires, of Nanteos, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the GOGERDDAN ARMS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, In the month of JUNE next, The following properties.- PARISH OF LLANFIHANGEL-Y-CREUDDYN. The Farms known as Alltfedw, Caecwtta, Ffosdas, Gwainfydde, Ucheldre, Goginan, Pwllyuoha, and Accommodation Field. PARISH OF LLANBADARN-FAWR. The Farms and tenements known as Trocdrhiwfelen, Ffrwd-ddu, Troedrhiwfron, Tynyfron,Pencarreg, Daseithin, Ceunant and the WOODEN HOUSE Meadow near the vj.lage of Llanbadarn-fawr. TOWN OF ABERYSTWYTH. In GREAT DARKGATE STREET.—The Dwelling House, Shop, and Premises being No. 29, in the occupation of Messrs Hughes and Owen, saddlers. In MARKET STREET.—The two Public-houses known as MARKET TAVERN and WHITE HART the two Shops and Premises, being Nos. 4 and 7, in the several oecopatiomt of Messrs John Richards & Co., and Mr John Griffiths. In LITTLE DARKGATE TRaET. The Shops and Premises, Nos. 7. 32, 34, 36, and 38, in the several occupations of Mr Hackney, Mrs Gammon, Mrs Croft and the Singers' Sewing Machine Company and Mrs Isaac the latter is subject to a Lease for 60 years from the 12th Nor. 1850 at E2 ground rent. The old-established PUBLIC HOUSE known as the SKINNER'S ARMS, situate in Clock Tower Square, in the occupation of Mrs Ellis. The dwelling-house and premises, known as No. 5, St. James' Square, in the occupation of Mr Isaac Thomas; the shop, dwelling-house, and premises being No. 7, Pier Street, in the occupation of Mr Wynne, chemist, subject to a lease for life of a person now aged 26 years at the ground rent of 92 10s. Od. per annum. Plans, particulars, and conditions of sale may be obtained of Messrs Cobb, solicitors, 53, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London; S. R. Lewis, Esq., agent, Nanteos; Messrs Roberts and Evan*, solicitors; and MrO. Daniel, auctioneer, both of Aberystwyth. [1620 CARMARTHEN. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Car- marthen, Thursday, June 23, in lots, the following Free- hold Properties, viz: PAKADE COTTAGE. 10;), lQii, 107, and 108, Priory-street, a House in Cambrian Place, in the Town of Carmarthen also ROCKWELL COTTAGE, Ferryside, and 2 D welling- houses, called HATCHT HILL, near Mwche, Llanstephan, Particulars of which will duly appear, and may be obtained of Mr John Francis, Auctioneer, Land Agent, Valuer and Surveyor, Carmarthen or of MESSRS. BARKER, MORRIS & BARKER, Solicitors, Carmarthen. [1592 TOWN OF CARMARTHEN. MR JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, June 23rd, 1892, those valuable Freehold Dwell- ing houses, being Nos. 10, 11, and 12, Picton-place. .Particulars may shortly be obtained of the Auc- tioneer or of VALENTINE JONES, ESQ., 1591] Solicitor, Swansea. PARISH OF LLANSTEPHAN, CAR- MARTHENSHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmar- then, on Saturday, the 2.5th of June, 1892, those valuable Freehold Farms, known as WAUNFWLCHAN, BLAENTIR and BWL-T-MWG, containing together about 122a. 2r. 6p. Further particulars will duly appear, and may be obtained of the Auctioneer or of Messrs G. and R. Thomas, Solicitors, Carmarthen. [1593 PARISH OF TRELECH, CARMAR- THENSHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, at the Boar's Head.Hotel, Carmarthen, at 2.80 P.m., on"Saturday, 25th June, 1892, that very desir- able Freehold Farm, called FFYNONPAFOLOG, con- fining about 110 acres. Particulars will duly appear, and may be obtained of the Auctioneer, or of MESSRS BARKER, MORRIS & BARKER, Solicitors, Carmarthen. [1622 PARISH OF CONWIL, CARMARTHEN- SHIRE. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, about the end of June, that valuable Fieehold arm and Dwelling-houses and Cottages, known as t) Dolaubach," "Pantringlas," Pantygravel," and Tybach, situate close to Llanpumpsaint Railway station. Full particulars will duly appear, and may be °otained of the Auctioneer, or of MR. W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, 1623] Solicitor, Carmarthen. CARMARTHENSHIRE. PRELIMINARY ADVERTISEMENT. MR. JOHN FRANCIS will SELL by AUCTION, early in July, the Farms of GLANCKLLYN and yoKusAXTHPHKNPACH, in the parish of Llanegwad, y^upied by the representatives of the late Mr Wm. "JONES. Also the farm of DANVGRAIG, in the parish of j^ndefeilog, occupied by Mrs Da vies and MrWm. Navies. i Full particulars will shortly appear. I -Apply to Auctioneer, or to i W. MORGAN GRIFFITHS, 1617] Solicitor, Carmarthen. THE JOURNAL HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY LOCAL PAPER. CIRCULATION BETWEEN 3,000 and 4,000 Copies Weekly.
THE RED HERRING. Lord Salisbury in his speech at Hastings on the lRtb, referred to the disappointing result of the English policy of free trade, which, being the traditional policy of the country, had become a rule from which there is no departure,but which,nevertheless, prevented us from bringing pressure to bear in opening the doors of our neighbours' markets. The United States is the chief offender, but as Lord Salisbury points out, she could not be influenced even were protection instead of free trade the principle of this country. It is to our advantage to receive the food stuff and raw material that she sends us without charge, and this leaves us defenceless in face of her tariffs. The most that could be done with other countries would be to tax the import of luxuries. An extra tax upon the rich usually meets with the approval of the Radical Press, but in the present instance the mere suggestion has raised a howl of indignation. The remainder of Lord Salilbury's speech was devoted to so clear a demonstration of the impossibility of Irish Home Rule that Gladsfconians have had their breath taken away and have not attempted to grapple with the obstacles the Prime Minister has revealed. Mr Morley speaking on the 21st devoted q columns to the question of Ireland, but in not one single instance did he attempt to show how those plain impediments to Home Rule were to be overcome. This gives us an explHnatilin why the free trad,) leniacksof Lord Salisbury have been distorted and made much of it is hoped that they will attention from the Irish portion of his address. After all what has Lord Salisbury sug;;e<ted That the utmost measure of protection England can indulge in, if so disposed, is a taritf'againsi a country—such as Spain—that supplies us with wine and other luxuries. What is the meaning of the outcry in the Radical Press at the mere mention of this subject ? Lord Rosebery, when Foreign Secretary, did not dis- cuss the matter in the abstract, but he actually proceeded to put it in force by way of bringing Spaniards to their senses, and succeeded. We do not remember that the Radical Press railed against Lord Rosebery at the time, hut then he was one of themselves and that makes the difference.
LIGHT RAILWAYS. Scotland is going ahead in the matter of light railways constructed by Government assistance, the Commission that sat on the subject having suggested that six should be made. Railways are much wanted in Car- diganshire. Aberayron, New Quay, and many other desirable sea-side towns would grow amazingly, were they in communication with the world. What an impetus rail communi- cation would give to the fishing industry— what a saving of expense and trouble to farmers. It is not easy to describe all the benefits conferred upon a locality by a railway. It seems hard that Scotland is to have six and Cardiganshire not one. What has Mr Bowen Rowlands been about 1 We certainly expect our representatives to look after our interests. What is Church Disestablishment as compared to a railway? Wait till Mr William Jones writes the magic letters M.P., after his name, then we shall see a change.
CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY. The Seventy-fourth Annual Report of the Incorporated Church Building Society was presented at its annual meeting held in London last week and it continues to give very encouraging account of the work done by this very valuable Society. Considerable increase has taken place during the year 1891 in the funds of the Society, notably under the heads of Donations and Mission Buildings Fund. There is also a large increase in Legacies, but though the Incorporated Church Building Society, like all kindred ones, is largely de- pendent upon this source of income, the Com- mittee cannot view such an addition with other than mingled feelings, as it indicates the removal by death of many old and valued friends and supporters. During the last year the Society thus lost two of its vice-Presi- dents, the late Earl of Powis and the late Earl of Dartmouth, both of whom were numbered among its most munificent supporters for a period extending over forty years. Since the foundation of the Society, seventy- four years ago, 7,968 grants have been made, being 2,136 towards erecting additional Churches or Chapels of ease, and 5,832 for the enlargement, rebuilding, repairing and re- arrangement of Churches. By these means upwards of one million and three-quarters additional seats were to be obtained, three- fourths of them being for the free use of the parishioners. These works cost the Society 1::960,073, which involved a further expendi- ture, on the part of the public in the respect- ive places, of at least £13,218,683 sterling towards the same laudable purposes. In 1891 one hundred and nine grants were made involving a total expenditure of £5,480. From the inception of the Society in 1818 the four Welsh dioceses have received grants to the following amounts:—Bangor, £10,593 towards 127 places of worship; Llandaff, £22,986, towards 212 buildings, £515 of this' sum having been given during 1891, the collections in the diocese towards the funds of the Society during the same year being £61 lis. St. Asapb, £ 16,107 towards 151 build- ings and St. David's £2),;)40, towards 333 buildings, 06610 being the amount contribute during the past year, and the collections from the diocese amounted to £230 7s. 3d. during the same period. Owing to their limited funds the committee are unable to assist the very large and increasing applications made to them. The Society, undoubtedly, deserves the generous and more general support of all Churchmen in order to extend its sphere of usefulness and to meet the heavy demands that ever-increasing population entails upon it.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL. Tuesday being the seventy-third anniversary of the Queen's birthday, the event was celebrated in Windsor and other parts of the country with the customary honours. The bells at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and St. John's Church were rung, and salutes were tired in the long walk and at Fort Belvedere. Many of the houses were gaily decorated with bunting, and in the evening the Royal tradesmen, presided over by the mayor, dined together to celebrate the event. The Queen has been pleased to direct Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United King- dom of Great Britain and Ireland, to bear her Majesty's Birthday date, '24th inst., granting unto her Majesty's Grandson, his Royal Highness Prince George 1 rederick Ernest Albert of \yales, K.G., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, the dignities of Baron Killarney, Earl of Inverness, and Duke of York. Prince. George of Wales is the second and only sur- viving son of the Prince of Wales, and was born at Marlborough House on June 3, 1865. He was educated for the Navy, in which he became a cadet at the age of twelve years, a midshipman in 1870, and subse quently passed through the various grades and attained the rank of Commander in 1891. He is a personal Naval Aide de Camp to the Queen. The Prince tra- veiled round the world with his lamented brother, the Duke of Clarence, and was the joint author, with I him, of a narrative of their travels. The principal title, which has been revived for him, was last held by the second son of George I [1., who was the Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Forces, and died without issue in 1827. # Toe Queen has been pleased to confer the dignity of a peerage ot the United Kingdom upon the Right Hon. Sir Henry Selwin Ibbefson, Bart., M.P., and Sir Evelyn Baring, (J-.CMG., K.C.B., her Majesty's agent and Consul General at Cairo. The Queen has also been pleased to direct that Lord Balfour of Burleigh he sworn a member of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. Her Majesty has also been pleased to conier the dignity of a baronetcy of the United Kingdom upon Mr Francis Sharp Powell, M.P., and Mi- Henry Wiggin, M. P. Her Majesty has also been pleased to confer the honour of knighthood upon Mr Frederick Bateman, M.D. Mr William James Bell, LL. D, Mr William James Richmond Cotton, Ci'y remembrancer Mr John Gardener Engleheart, C.B., clerk of the Council of the Ducliy of Lancaster Mr George Findlay, general manager of the London and North Western Railway; Mr George Johnsor:, M.D., F.R.S physician extraordinary to her Majesty Mr Robert Micks, secretary to tha Excise Depart- ment Inland Revenue Board Mr Joseph Palmer Abbott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales Mr Alexandre Lacosti, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, Quebec Mr George Clarke Pill, President of the Legislative Council of the Island of Barbadoes. A Drawing Room was held on Wednesday week by command of the Queen at Buckingham Palace by H.R.H. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein on behalf of her Majesty. There were also present the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Connaught, Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lome) and Prince and Prin- cesls Heury of Battenberg. Her Majesty's body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms was on duty at the State saloons under the command of the Earl of Yarmouth, the Captain. In the interior of the Palace the Royal Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard was on duty under the command of the Earl of Limerick. By the Queen's pleasure presentations to her Royal Highness Princess Christian were considered equiva- lent to presentations to her Majesty. Miss Probin was presented by her sister the Countess of Amherst. There was a very large number present including the following- -the Countess of Dunraven, and the Vis- countess Emlvn the Honourable Edith Campbell Mrs Davies-Evans, Highmead and Miss Viola Davies-Evans, Highmead. The Princess Louise is engaged upon a bust of the Qu en. which, it is understood, will be shown at the World's Fair. The Duke of Portland happened to be in America —and unmarried—the last time that 2!) days fell to the month of February, and the young and un- appropriated ladies of his set" gave a leap-year dance. Each of the hostesses, 29 in number, was allowed to invite her own particular "beau," the whole affair being carried out with the Igreatest secrecy, so that no one but the gentl«man| himself should know by whose invitati m he had attended the ball. The result was that the Duke of Portland received twenty-eight cards of invitation. He wisely refused them all, or the dcnoueiuai.t would have been a little striking. Twenty-eight hearts would have baten with rapture, thinking that the duke came for them alone, and there would have been twenty-seven men short, with the sad total of twenty-nine ladies and two gentlemen to constitute a dancing party. 0 ,I The handsome lion and lioness, which Mr Everard H. ltipley, the Richmond taxidermist, has been mounting for L ird Rind Churchill, will be pre- sented to the Natural History Museum. We are glad to hear Miss Pi-ice has returned to Gogerddan. Her friends all welcome her back and sincerely hope her stay in the South of England has greatly benefited her health. 0 o Peterwell Lawn Tennis Club had a most successful tournament on Monday the 23rd. Only double events were contested. The championship of this club will ( be played for next month. The weather was propitious and the whole proceedings passed off most successfullv. Mr Charles Lewes, the Essex Regiment, has returned home on leave from Cyprus for three months. The subscription list of the testimonial to the Rev T. B. Williams, senior curate at St. Peter's, Carmar- then, will shortly be cl sed, and any who are desirous of subscribing should send in their subscriptions to to either of tl e churchmen, or Mr T. E. Brigsto^ke. # |( Mrs Saunders-Davies left Pentre, this week, for a. short stay in London and Paris. the Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire left this week for H4, Cadogan-terrace, London, S.W., for a short stay. # # The annual meeting of the Emlyn Habitation of the Primrose League comes off in the Assembly Booms, Carmarthen, this (Friday) evening. The business portion of the proceedings begins at 7.30 p.m., to be followed by a Conversazione at 8 o'clock. Through the efforts of the sub-committee appointed to arrange the programme a really excellent one has been pro- vided for which great credit is also due to Mr Collier and Mr Colby Evans, who worked hard. Dancing will take place at intervals during the evening to the strains of a string band. The refreshments are under the able supervision and direction of Mrs Olive, of the Boar's Head, than whom a better person could not be had. Some of the best singers of the town wil' take part in the musical portion as well as the Primrose Choir which gave such valuable assistance year. It is generally regretted that Mr Harding, through his illness, will not be able to lead the same this year.
PETER WELL LAWN TENNIS CLUB, LAM PETER.* On Monday last this club held a tournament on its picturesque grounds, where the Teifi runs past the ruins of Peterwell House. The morning was very threatening, but a west wind swept off the rain clouds, and a fine afternoon followed. The hon. sec., Mr Scott, had made the most excellent arrangements. The courts were in fine order, and a capital luncheon and tea were provided by the club. Pbiy began soon after twelve, and lasted till seven. The events to be contested were ladies' doubles, gentlemen's doubles, and ladies' and gentlemen's doubles, partners being drawn after every round. First prizes were won by Miss Diana Edmondes (2), Miss Gertrude Lewes, Mr J. Harford, Mr F. Harford, and Mr Williams; second prizes by Mrs Newland and Miss Agnes Harford. LADIES' DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND. Miss Lewes and Miss Agues Harford beat Miss Florence Lewes and Miss C. Lewis Lloyd. Mrs Newland aud Miss Diana Edinoades beat Miss Lewis Lloyd and Miss Harford. Misses Gertrude and Grace Lewes-a bye. SECOND ROUND, Mrs Newland and Miss D. Edmondes beat Miss Lewes and Miss Grace Lewes. Miss Gertrude Lewes and Miss A. Harford—a bye. FINALS. Miss Diflna Edmm les and Miss Gertrude Lewes beat Mrs Newland and Miss Ag Ies Hirford. GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND. Mr F. Harford and Mr Mostyn beat Mr Charles Lewes and Mr Scott. Mr Williams and Mr J. Harford beat Mr A. Scott and Mr E. Davey. FINALS. Mr J. Harford and Mr F. Harford beat Mr Mostyn and Mr Williams. LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLES—1ST ROUND. Miss Grace Lewes and Mr Williams beat Miss Lewes and Mr E. Davey. Miss Gertrude Lewes and Mr Scott b3at Miss Agnes Harford and Mr Mostyn. Miss Diana Edmondes and Mr F. Hirford beat Misp Florence Lewes and Mr C. Lewes. Mrs Newland and Mr J. Harford—a bye. SECOND ROUND. Miss D. Edmondes and Mr J. Harford beat Mrs Newland and Mr Scott. Miss Gertrude Lewes and Mr Williams beat Miss Grace Lewes and Mr F. Harford. FINALS. Miss D. Edmondes and Mr Williams beat Miss Gertrude Lewes and Mr J. Harford. Among the spectators were Mr and Mrs Peel, Mrs Price Lewes, Miss Evelyn Lewes, the Misses Lewis Lloyd, Archdeacon and Mrs Edmondes, Mr and Mrs Morley, Mrs Harford, Miss Davey, the Misses Price, Miss Mostyn, &c.
FERRYSIDE. THREE ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE. — A woman named Jane Jones, living at Tanlan-lssa, Ferryside, made three attempts at suicide early on Wednesday morning. She first took some precipitate ointment, and tlun cut a nasty wound in her throat with a razor. Having failed in these attempts she went about 200 yards from the house to 3, large pond to drown herself, but here again she failed, and walked back to the house By this tim her aged father had risen from bed and saw his daughter's condition. No reason can be given for such a rash attempt at suicide.
CARMARTHEXSHIRE ART!, Li! 1 MILITIA CAMP. It will be remembered that, owing to the 1 TCvalence of small-pox at Pembroke Dock, the Carmarthenshire Artidery Militia were this direeteel to huld their annual training on Tanlan Farm, i.ear Ferryside, ill- st ad of at Fort Popton, as originally intended. This year's training has been a very satisfactory one, con- sidering all the circumstances. The first week was al- most wasted because of the indecision of the local authorities with regard to the place of training while a great part of the second w eek was given up to fatigue work. However, the men, who number about .23, have quite satisfied Colonel Tyler, the officer com- manding the Militia and Volunteer Artillery of the Western District. Wednesday being the Queen's birthday, the occasion was celebrated in a right good way. The 21 guns in the battery fired a royal salute the men fired a ftu d, joic, presented arms, and gave three hearty cheers for her Majesty, and the band in the meantime played God Save the Queen" The athletic sports held in the afternoon were witnessed by" a large number of \isitors from Carmarthen. Kidwelly, and the countryside. The band, uoder Bandmaster Jepp, played a selection of music, and the weather being fine, the proceedings were very en- joyable. Captain Grismond Philipps was chairman of the sports committee, Colonel Jones and Lieutenant- colonel Viscount Emlyn acted as judges, Quarter- master Sergeant Hallet as starter, while assistance was rendered by Lieutenant Williams, Quarter-Master and Brigade Sergeant Major Ward. The training practi- cally terminates to-day (Friday), and on the afternoon of to day the men will return to Carmarthen, artiving there about half-past three. They will be disbanded on Saturday. The conduct of the men whilst in training has been most exemplary.
FAREWELL TO THE BROAD GAUGE. About 500 people assembled on Paddington platform 011 Friday morning to witness the departure of the 10.15 train to Penzance, this being the last through broad gauge train that will run on the Great Western line. As the train left the platform cheers were given by the crowd. Mr Lambert, general manager, and Colonel ^Ldgcumb* director, were among the passen- gers. isc-ount Emlyn, deputy chairman, and a large number of officials, witnessed the departure. The conversion of the 160 miles broad gauge west of Exeter commenced at daybreak on Saturday, and was completed on Sunday evening. About 5000' men were engaged, working in gangs of about 70 to 100. Each gang took in hand about three miles of single line or a mile and a half of double. The road had been pre- pared as far as possible beforehand, and the shifting of the rail was practically done throughout the system by Saturday night, leaving the whole of Sunday for bolt- ing, packing, levelling of ballast, and testing the line tor traffic. In fact, the work was done so smartly that a ballast train was run one or two short sections on Satur- day night. On Sunday afternoon trial trips were run over the whole of the converted portion of the Great Western system, and everything is practically ready for traffic. Mr Burlinson, superintendent of the line, has had charge of the operations, which have been conducted throughout without accident. Traffic was resumed on Monday morning. It is expected that the first narrow-guage train into Cornwall will be the five o'clock mail. A Torquay cor- respondent telegraphed on Sunday that the South Devon Section of the Great Western Railway was con- verted from broad to narrow guage Sunday afternoon, when the divisional engineer travelled over the line by tram drawn by a hO-ton engine, and handed to the respective stationmasters certificates that the line would be ready for traffic 011 Monday morning.
A WELSH CANDIDATE FOR AN IRISH SEAT. The information reaches us from what seems to be a perfectly trustworthy source that Mr Gwilvm Evans the chairman of the Carmarthenshire Countv Council, is to contest a seat in the anti-Parnellite interest in Ireland at the general election. It is a notorious fact that the Irish Natiojialists are in sore financial straits, in consequence of the practical stoppage of supplies from abroad, due to the rupture. As the Unionists are bei t upon contesting nearly every seat in Ireland, it may be easily understo id that the followers of Mr TimlIealyare not indisposed to accept candidates from without Ireland who are prepared to furnish their own expenses. Mr Evans, we understand, has been offered the opportunity of fighting one seat in the interests of theanti-ParneIbtes. He is now in Ireland, and will remain there some wcpks.
UARMAllTHEXSHLRE CUCXTY COUNCIL. A meeting of the Main Roads sub-Committee Western Division, was held at the Grand Jury Room, Carmarthen, on Wednesday. Present- Councillor John Williams. Penlan, chairman Alderman W. R. Edwards Councillor C. E. Morris, Penbryn; T. Morris, Coomb John Phillips, Caerlleon John Lloyd, Penybank William Harries, FfrwJ; Thomas Thomas, Penywern and John Thomas, Penlan also the county surveyor, Mr Daniel Phillips. On the motion of Mr John Lloyd, seconded by Mr C. E Morris, Mr John Williams, of Penlan, Lianginniug, was unanimously elected chairman of the sub- committee for the current year, and Oil the motion of Mr John Phillips, seconded by Mr W. Harries, the Rev Professor Jones, Carmarthen, was unanimously elected vice-chairman. The tender for materials of William Treharne and Liiezei Harries were accepted. — Advances on account of materials supplied were granted to the contractors amounting to £331. A cheque for the pay list being a month's wages due to the constant and casual labourers, &c., amounting 10s 3d was signed.
MR ABEL THOMAS, M.P., AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. At a meeting of the Llandilo District Libera* Association, held at the Academy, New-road, on Saturday, the fodowing resolution was unini- mously adopted :—That, having regard to Mr Abel Thomas's local and Parliamentary record since his election as member for East Carmarthenshire, this association can place no further confidence i 0 him, and cau give him no further support unless he is prepared to satisfy the wishes of tbe association better in the future than he has done in the past, and that the foregoing resolution be forwarded to Mr Thomas.
CARMARTHEN. Local news will also be found on page 3, and throughout this impression. OBITUAKY.— We regret to announce the death of Mrs Phillips, wife of Mr W. S, Phillips, wine mer- chant King-street, which took place at her residence on Friday morning. The deceased lady, who was greatly respected, was 43 years of age. The funeral took place on Tuesday, when the Rev. T. B. Williams officiated. Deceased was a native of Cardiff. SAD DEATH.—On Tuesday morning, John Hopkins, carpenter by trade, (jO years of age, was crushed to death at the Tumble Colliery, Llannon. He was engaged at work at a screen which was con- nected with the crusher of coal." His clothes are supposed to have entangled with the cogs, add his body was pulled in contact with the machinery. Deceased was a Carmarthen man and leaves a widow to bemoan his sad end and loss. CARMARTHEN UNITED CHOIK. — We are requested to state that all desirous of joining this choir should attend next Monday evening at eight o'clock at Lauimas-street Schoolroom, to have their names enrolled. We trust all true lovers of music will rally round the choir on this as cn former occasions, and thus give them every enc, urage- ment in their endeavour to improve the chora singing in our town.
ABERYSTWYTH. MARITIME.—The barque Hope of this port, Captain J. Evans, arrived all well at St. Tudwall Roads, on Friday last, with a cargo of timber from Darien to Portmadoc. COCTY COURT.—The usual monthly County Court was held 011 Friday last, before Judge Beresford. There were but very few ordinary small dbt cases, and the sitting lasted but a cuuple of hours. THE SEAsox It it gratifying to state that the season promises to be prosperous. There are a great number of visitors already in the town, apartments have been bespoken 111 many of the largest lodging houses, and several furnished houses taken for the summer. Our season is proverbially h'te, and our authorities are blamed for the fact. This year the band is not engaged in due time, and there seems no prospect" of soon opening the Promenade pier. We also require an accelerated railway service. THE REGATTA. A meeting of the committee for promoting the regatta was held at tbe Town Hill on Tuesday night, when, amongst others there were present—Mr D C Roberts (in the chair), Col. D ivies-E vans (Commodore) Me«s>-s ft IVik-e (Hon. Sec.), Captain Rowland Jones, John Morgan JT J Evans, Draper; C S Eilis, C'liege J Edmunds, Insurance office; J Evans, Druggist. J Morgan, Isaac Hopkins, Captain lhomas, Harbour master; and Mr C M Williams. Ihe minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed, and the secretary stated the recent po-ition of the project, there being .£ 13 Is 0d subscribed. Advertisements had b-eu issued in various daily and we kly papers, md large bills plentifully posted in all disiricts in Wales inland English towns. There were numerous i letters enquiring for certain information and details, and making suggestions. A small com- mittee, consisting of Captain Howland Jcnes, Captain John Thomas, and Mr Edwards, with the secretary, was appointed to consider and decide the same. The preparation of the programme extending over two days was entrusted to the same commitlee, Tbe Aberdovey rules were remA aud discussed, and it was mentioned that several boats from Barmouth and Aberdovey would race. There being five converted life boats within the harbour, it was decided if practicable to give a prize for compe'ition am> nji-t them after tl. 1st of June, by which time all the entries for the advertised races would be in hand. A small com- mittee was appointed to select experienced persona to take charge of each race. Tenders were ordered to be applied for printing the programmes, which are to be sold, and advertisements allowed to appear therein towards tbe expense. The judges. Ixed were C-1. Davies-Evans (Commodore), Capt Howland Jones and Mr D C Roberts Capt. John Tnomas to be starter. Capt. Jtnkins, Havelock and Capt. John Hughes. Portland-street, ere appointed timekeepers. The appointment of markers were left to the committee. It was de- cided to hire a boat for visitors, and tochirjje 28 6d each for the day. This was ]eft to Captain Thomas, and also the arrangement, as to the marking Boats. Arrangements with regard to the Ball were entrusted to Mr Ellis and Mr Evana. The band and several other minor matters were discusssd and the prospects appeared to be most encouraging. The meeing was adjourne 1 to Friday next.
LLANDYSSUL. The parishioners are in a state of commotion- estries aud elections are the order of the day. It is well-known that the assistant overseer, Mr Edward Thomas, and two or three certain indi- viduals are and have been for sometime at loggerheads, hence all thislt umult. These spleeny gentlemen are now moving heaven and earth to prevent Mr Edward Thomas having the appoint- ment of assistant overseer which will in future include the collection of rates. Notwithstanding the furious ire which has been got up against Mr Thomas great sympathy is felt for him, the more so because he has held the office for 18 years, has only lately lost his wife and has at present at home a promising son laid up with serious illness. The poll for the appointment will take place at Llaudyssul on Friday and at Pontshan on Satur- day next the 27th and 28th instant.
NEW QUAY. MUSICAL.—The following pupils of Miss Thomas, Associate L.C.M., Blaenwern House School, were successful at the last April Examination in Theoretical Music held by the London College of Music. Junior Honours Section:—Miss Annie James. Junior Pass Miss Maude Davies, and Miss Sarah James. The Book Prize will be taken by Miss Maude Davies who obtained the highest number of marks. The Christmas Prizes, by Miss Lizzie Enoch, and Miss Annie Davies for Theore. tical and Practical Honours respectively.
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CHURCH. To the Editor "/THE JOUKNAL. Su;,—I was very pleaspd to find that your correspon- dent has drawn attention to the disgraceful state of the above Church, and I hope that he will not let matters rest before a much needed improvement has oeen brought about. The enemies of the Church arc too o ten Churchmen themselves for putting up so quietly and peaceably with the unsatisfactory statb of many of our Churches. The present incumbent of Abeinaut Church has, no doubt, been a good man in his day, but all must agree that to-day he is too old to do justice to the parishioners under hi* charee The Church organisation on pa^r is -r.uid, and we are' ssqr'JsJsv rd ■ ,,f ,l,ia Cl.uroh, Wt all W r 'f- (' P ,vT 1s Instead of being shutfoi evei bi> hours out of His hours in overv week, we ought to have two serwees every Sundav with also a week day service, and above all a Sunday Sobool. Ah tilings are to-d-vy Churchmen with any claim to hristiamty cannot be expected to patronise a Church t.iat makes s > miserable a provision for uiir spiritual \\eitare. I am told that the Bishop of the Dioi-e.se can demand that two serv.ces a Sunday be held in every Church, and am informed of c ises where he has done this it Would be interesting therefore to know why such an exception is al owed in the case of this Church. We are often preached at from the pulpit. I propose the coinplinieat be returned a little ofteiier tliroii'di the pros. I remain. Sir, Yours obediently, JACK ABERN't_
BIRTH. —— Ciw YN. -OH the L^th i 1st., at Wainfwlchan, Llan stephan, the wife (n Mr John Gwvn, of Cwrt Hir Liangain. of a sou and heir. v "ir, DEATHS. *^i-i'vi'd Te'po ilr LhU'dilo-Abereuwhi, !);tlll! (,>110. llltalJe "OIl Ml J' XN Carries, "ged 12 111"11 t 11-. I'hillips. wife of Mr nulips. wine merchant Jving-street, Carrnar- 1 neii, ag'Mt 4. years. IH<>MA- -May liith, at Caegroes, Penybank, Llandilo (after a orief i lness), David Thomas, aged 2i) years. On the 22nd ins' at Tyllwydmawr, Llan. guiinor, David, son of Mr H -nrv Thomas, a^ed I year, 3 I
THE LIBERAL FEDERATION. It must be fun to Sir J. J. Jenkins to find that it was necessary to bring the whole Gladstonian Army of South Wales to Llanelly as an antidote to his popularity. In 0 all contests it is very cheering to find you have established a funk. When you hear the 'Whip of the jockey behind you begmumg to 'Work you may be pretty sure yon have only to sit steady and win. It seems strange that or Jones should have to bring DJ. Spence ^ataon. all the way from the ^0l 0 England to be sponsor to his political character; we must not complain if Major Jones has found a friend in Dr. Watson, but it would be more satisfactory to the Major if br. Watson's vote were in Carmarthen in- stead of Newcastle, and it would be more satisfactory to the borough electors bad they been told a little more about the Major's Political life- over the water instead of being merely assured that he was a very good fellow, and that the city of Newcastle would be delighted to see him represent another borough. The Major bases his claim to the Suffrages of the borough electors on the ■question of Home Rule for Ireland, and on that alone. On other questions he and his opponent are at one the Major, however, labours under the disadvantage that while Sir John is well known to all, he (the Major) is &n alien, if that word properly describes a man who repudiates toe country of his birth and twice changes his Nationality to serve private ends. It is not, however, with the Major, but rather with his .principles that we have to deal. In his presidential address Major Jones twitted Unionists for their argument that Home Rule meant the ascendancy of the Romanist religion, and wound up the subject in these words, In the name of common sense was it probable that having a few years ago disestablished one denomination in Ireland, Mr Gladstone-- that sublime Christian Statesman who never broke his word—was going to establish an- other religion in that country to-day." It is not so much the mere growth of the Romanist religion that Unionists and II ish Protestants dread. What they do dread is the secular power that Home Rule would place in the hands of the Irish Roman Catholic Priest- hood, and the attendant danger of separation from England. The most ardent Home Ruler wili not deny that the Nationalist movement in Ireland has been characterised by the most atrocious crime and persecution that the movement has throughout been en- tirely under the control of the Priests has been amply exemplified by the downfall of the Parnellite party that they intend to main- tain control is proved by the action of Archbishop Walsh in connection with the Nationalist Press. If this is not sufficient evidence of the power and desire of the Priests to subvert liberty, let Major Jones turu to page 94 of Mr Gladstone's pamphlet (" Vaticanism ") where he says, The Priests are absolute over the people the Bishops over both the Pope over all. The I mere utterances of the central See are laws and they over-ride at will all other laws; and if they concern faith or morals they are entitled from all persons, singly or collectively, to an obedience without qualification." Mr Glad- stone tells us that the independence of States depends upon the exclusion of foreign influence from their civil affairs," but Home Rule will, on his own showing, introduce a foreign influence of the most pernicious char- acter and of absolute poiver into the moral, and, therefore, civil affairs of a portion of the —at present-United Kingdom. The text upon which Mr Gladstone wrote The Vatican Decrees" and Vaticanism," and the truth of which he amply proved, was— 1. That Rome had reproduced for service those doctrines of former times, termed by me rusty tools," which she was fondly thought to have disused. 2. That the Pope now claims from every convert and member of his Church that he "shall place his loyalty and civil duty at the mercy of another that other being him- self. Two of the most important rusty tools referred to are the deposing power," viz., the power to instigate rebellion under the cloak of religion, and the use of force," or in the words of Cardinal Soglia, as cited by Cardinal Newman (p. ïG of Vaticanism), The lighter punishments, such as shutting up in a monastery, prison, flogging, and others of the same kind," according to Bishop (now Archbishop) Vaughan's authority, legisla- tive, judicial and coercive Mr Gladstone (page 16-17) after reviewing the danger at- tending the theories of Rome, as propounded with altered spirit and feeling by an organised army of priests, uses these words, The satis- factory views of Archbishop Manning on the present rule of civil allegiance have not pre- vented him from giving his countenance as a responsible editor to the lucubrations of a gentleman who denies liberty of conscience, and asserts the right to persecute, when there is the power, aright which, indeed, the Pre- late has not himself disclaimed." Major Jones advocates Home Rule for Ireland, where two thirds of the popula- tion are of a peculiarly illiterate class of Romanists, and therefore the more suscepti- ble to priestly influence. Home Rule, accord- ing to Mr Gladstone, is to be a measure that will satisfy the Nationalist party. The mea- sure that will satisfy the Nationalists has been declared over and over again by their leaders to be an Irish Parliament that shall be supreme, that shall rank and rule as the Parliament of an independent nation," over which England shall have no control, which shall have its own executive, with power to regulate its own taxes and trade; nothing less will be accepted. What guarantee have we that these enormous powers will not be used to the detriment of England and the ruin of our fellow Protestants in Ireland 1 We have the word of some few of the National- ist leaders to the contrary, while others openly declare their" intention of avenging themselves upon their opponents. Even as regards the former section, the late Cardinal Newman tells us, "No pledge from Catholics was of any value, to which Rome was not a party." Meantime Archbishop Walsh has made it plain that it is he who will control the Press, the platform, and the Parliament of Ireland. Mr Dillon, the most honest of the Nationalists, protests against this monstrous piece of clericalism, but Mr Dillon is smothered beneath the proxy votes that have been placed in the Archbishop's hands, and have given him the tremendous power of political dictation. It is this secular power, the danger of which was pointed out by Mr Gladstone in the two pamphlets referred to, that has struck terror into the hearts of Irish Protestants and Loyalists. Their fellow religionists in Wales, snug in their several Bethels, look calmly on devoid of sympathy
ROBBERY. Mr Burnie, Chairman of the South Wales Liberal Federation, has been making a little tour of the provinces and by way of varia- tion, visited the County Court at Newcastle- Emlyn, He apparently was attracted there by the great number of persons" waiting for hours for the Judge." This statement rather prepares us for a little exaggeration in his further experiences, Judge Bishop being usually the model of punctuality. The hours they had to wait were perhaps a merciful respite for what befel them when the court opened. Well, we do not wish to be let in for libel, so we will quote Mr Burnie's words as reported in the South Wales Daily News Ii There was no other name for it but robbery." We hope this remark may not meet the eyes of any of the County Court Officials—it really might hurt their feelings. The robbery seems to have been the result of certain tithe owners putting the law in motion to recover debts legally due to them. If the unfortunate debtors have allowed them- selves to be duped by Messrs. Morgan Evans, Enoch Davies, and other agitators, and now have to pay for their folly, we are sorry for them. If the cases were decided by the court in accordance with the law, Mr Burnie has no right to call the result "robbery." What would have happened had these persons successfully resisted the payment legally due from them 1 Money belonging by law to other men would have been put in their own pockets What would Mr Burnie call this--Honesty ]
MANORDEIFI. PKIMKOSE LEAGUE.—On Wednesday evening, the 18th inst., the Boncath Habitation of the Primrose League held its annual meeting at the Manordeifi upper school. Owing to the entertaining character of these yearly meetings they have become highly popular, and this year the members of tbe League and their friends mustered together in larger numbers than on any previous occasions, the room was so full that a great number of people failed to effect an entrance, and were forced tore- main outside or go home. Amongst those present we noticed, Mrs Colby, Fynone, Ruling Councillor of the Habitation Mr and Mrs Colby, Pantyderi Captain and Mrs Clarke. Miss Clrrke, Mr and Mrs and Miss Llovd, Coedmore Miss Bowen, Bridell; Col., Mrs and Miss Picton Evans, Car- digan; Mr Jones-Lloyd, Lancych; Dr and Mrs Evans, Caerphilly Mr John Evans. Mr Owea Thomas, Clynmeredith; the Rev H Jones, and Mrs Jones, Manordeifi; the Rev T Parry and Mrs Pariy, Cilgerran the Rev W Williams and Mifi Williams, Whitechurch; the Rev J Jones, Clydey; and a large number of influential farmers and tradesmen and others. Mrs Colby, the Ruling Councillor, opened ihe proceedingb with a short address, and was greeted with loud applause* Au:o:)g other th ngs she exhorted all to be sincere 111 politics as in everything else. She hoped that no one would promise to vote for Sir Charles Philipps, and I ben go behind his back and vote igtinsr him. If they did not intend to vote for him let them say so, but on no account tell false- hoods. Perhaps those who had gone tbe wrong at the last eKction would not be led away this lime, but that they would stand firm to the principles of the Piimrose League. If they did not like tbe Primrose League lot them not belong to it at all. She proposed that Mr T. E. Lloyd, Coedmore, should take the chair. Col. Picton- EvaiiS, the honorary secretary of tbe Habitation, here read his annual report showing that the number of members of the Habitation has now reached 735, against 690 in 1891. The offic<<f j of the Habitation were then re-elected, viz.: Mrs Colby to be the Ruling Councillor; Col. Picton Evans, bon. secretary and Mra Picton-Evans, treasurer. The following honours were recom- mended Special service clasps to Mrs Colby, Mrs Picton Evans. Mrs T Colby, Miss Bowen, MrO Thomas, Mr .Joseph Davies, Mr J G Evans, Mrs H M Jones, and Mr J D Griffiths.—The Chairman in a lucid and interesting address enumerated a great many of the blessings that the county had derived from the present Government, and proposed a vote of confidence in and congratulation to Lord Salis- bury and his Government on the prosperous state of affairs at home and abroad, hoping they would Oe returned to power at the next general election, and that that meeting pledged itself to leave no stone unturned to bring that object about—Mr Robbins, organising secretary of the Primrose League for WVles, seconded the vote in a long and eloquent speech.—Mr Brian also spoke in Welsh, and the vote of confidence was carried with accla- mation. The following ladies and gentlemen entertained the meeting with songs at intervals between and aftertbe speech* s: Miss Lloyd, Coed- more Miss Bowen, Blidell; Aliss Evant, Nant Rev II Jones, Mr Lloyd, Close Dr Evans, Mr J Williams, Cilgerran Mr Thomas Evans, Fynone the Xant Party and others. After passing votes of thanks to Mrs Colby, Mr Robbins, Mr Brian, ifcc., the meeting was concluded with the singing of God the Queen." We may add that the schoolroom was tastefully and elaborately decoiated for the occasion with gay flags, flowers, mottoes, &c. The decorators were Miss Spare, Mr Beswick, Mr James Davies, and Mr Thomas Evans, Fynone.