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LLANDOVERY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Town Hall, on Friday, under the presidency of Air Geo, Jones, Ystrad. There were also present Messrs J. R. Price, T. Williams, Nathaniel Jones, D. Evans (Mount), T. Watkins (brewer), W. Griffiths (Dolbont), J. Rees (Talgarth), A. S. Gwynne Vaughan, T. Evans (Llanwrtyd), D. Jones, T. Evans (Cilycwm), Benj. Williams, W. Griffiths (Brynwhith), D. Morgan, P. T. Pelham, D. Evana, &c. TREASURER'S ACCOV-NT. The Treasurer's account showed a balance due to him of R12. This was owing to calls being in arrear. RELIEF. The reports of the relieving officers were read as usual. Mr Williams reported the number relieved in his district for the week ending June 2nd to be 177, at a cost of £ 23 9s 9d corres- ponding week last year, 198, at a cost of 223 16s 6d; for the week ending June 9th, 176, at a cost of JE22 16s corresponding week last year, 202, at a cost of 224 13s 9d. Mr Powell said that the number relieved in his district for the week ending June 2nd, was 161, at a cost of 220 5s 6d corresponding week last year, 166, at at a cost of E20 15s for the week ending June 9th, 161, at a cost of 220 5s 6d corresponding week last year, 166, at a cost of E20 10s. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Assessment Committee was held subsequently, when Mr George Jones was appointed chairman for the ensuing year.
LLANDOVERY TOWN COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this body was held on the Town Hall, on Thursday, under the presidency of the mayor (Mr T. Watkins, brewer), Alderman T. Jones, Councillors J. R. Price, J. Wakins (Old Bank), T. Rees, C. P. Lewis, T. X. Jones, David Jones (Llanfair House), Rees Williams (New White Lion), &c. EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS. The first business was to consider the tenders sent in, in response to the invitation of the Council inviting applicaiitions for the post of highway surveyor for the borough. During the consideration of this matter, Mr Alderman T. Jones, acting presumably in union with the wishes of the others, asked our representative to withdraw. Other strangers (ratepayers) who were in the room at the time also asked to retire. All acquiesced. We understand that there were several aspirants for the position, but that the Council decided not to make a selection till after the meeting of the County Council. THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH'S SALARY. Relative to the appointment of Mr F. W, Lewis, as medical officer of health for the Llandovery Urban Sanitary District, the Local Government Board wrote to the effect that they observed that the salary at which Mr Lewis had been re-appointed, although, the same as previously, was at the rate of ten pounds per annum only. They, therefore, informed the Authority that they had recently under con- sideration generally the question of the terms on which they should sanction such appointments or re-appointments under their Regulations with a view to the repayment of a moiety of the salaries by County Councils and they had decided that they would not be justified in so doing, unless a salary of a least JE20 per annum was assigned to the office. The Board, in conclusion, requested the Sanitary Authority to be good enough to re- consider the amount of the salary in connection with the foregoing remarks.—In a discussion that ensued between the members on this subject, it became evident that in adopting the 8ugestion of the Local Government Board as to the pro- posed increase the ratepayers would lose nothing as a moiety would be contributed by the County Council. If on the other hand they did not, the doctor would be deprived of £10 and nobody be benefited. On the motion of Mr T. Rees, seconded by Mr Alderman Jones, the Council unanimously agreed to increase the salary to R20. TURNCOCK'S REPORT. Mr Henry Lewis, the Turncock, reported as follows Gentlemen,—I beg to inform yon that the supply of the spring is just the same now as it was May llfch, 1892, viz., n gallons every 3i seconds, as near as I could guage. All other- wise is the same as last reported. I am, gentle- men, your obedient servant, HENRY LEWIS. The following is the guaging of the spring for the 11th May:-Mayllth, 1892 -U gallons every 4 seconds, or 32,400 every 24 hours. Amount supplied above surface tank, 3,113 gallons. Estimated quantity used in town for domestic purposes, 3,990 gallons. Calculating the in- habitants at 2,200 and allowing 10 gallons for each person, the amount used would be 20,000 gallons. Total, 27,103. Surplus water, 5,297 gallons. One inch pipe for each brewery for three hours per day, 3,936 each. Total for the two breweries, 7,872. Substract 5,297, it leaves a deficiency of 2,575. In making a few remarks allow me to observe that the season may have been an exceptionally dry one, but you may have the means of comparing it with previous report on the spring, and satisfy yourself if it is below the average. HENRY LEWIS. -A lonc, discussion ensued, which ultimately resolved itself into the question whether it was prudent to allow water at present for trade purposes, or cut off the supply. On a division it was decided to cut off the supply for trade purposes. The Mayor strooly im- pressed on the Council that all must be treated alike. A QUERY The next matter was a query somewhat to the effect if the Turncock had a right to enter houses to see if the supply had been cut off. The Council decided that he had, and that in the event of refusal he was to report the circum- stance to the Council. PEREGRINATING NUISANCES. The ex-Mayor directed attention to a nuisance, viz., that caused by those people with caravans coming to town, and remaining a length of time, using our water, &c., and not contributing a penny to the rates. Up to now he had been very v patient. So long as they came only for the fairs and paid the hall-keeper for the space used by them he said nothing. But when, as in the present case, they came and stayed for days, he thought they were a nuisance to the inhabitants. —Alderman Jones was surprised that the ex- Mayor and other gentlemen had not long ago protested against this. The proper course would be, he should think, to summons them unless they went away.—The ex-Mayor thought that if they asked them to go they would do so.—Mr T. Rees said the scenes of debauchery uoinu on where they were was something awful. Heohad been an eye-witness sometimes himself. The Mayor and others would have no objection to their being there the night before fair day and on fair day. They then did gjod to the town, but not after.-Mr T. Rees said they we tirino, at quarter to eleven one night. Ultimately, it was decided to direct the surveyor to tell them to leave. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES' REPORT. The Inspector of Nuisances (Mr J. Roderick) reported as follows: Gentlemen. -1 have nothing important to bring before you to-day. All I have is as follows The gutters of the town are in a vere bad state, although, the scavenger attends to them daily Some lime should be scattered in them oftener during this warm weather. There are some grates in the town that require repairing by masons, and many have become blocked up, and are at a standstill. With respect to closets, troughs, &c. you will see re- plies to what has not been complied with. My attention has also been drawn to the state of the troughs of the town-hall which are dangerous to passersby. I have brought this before the Council on many a previous occasion, but noth- ing has yet been done. The following cuI verts are quite blocked up, and should be opened at once the one near the old barn, one leading from Orchard-street near the Crown, one opposite College House, and one opposite the White Ha..t, These and other matters were ordered to be attended to.—Mr C. P. Lewis drew at- tention th- fac th-ifc t,heseaveilger deposited the refuse in front of he houses in Green Lod^ instead of taking in down to the lane between those dwellings and the gasworks. It was decided that he be told not to do so again.— Certain nuisances in Kings Arms Street were also ordered to be removed. — Mr T X. Jones c, in- plained that the common lodging houses of the town are not carried on in accordance with the Regulations, and referred to a nuisance in con- nection with one of them.—The Clerk read an ex- tract from the medical officer of health's report, showing that the Inspector did his duties faith- fully, and that the overcrowding which some- times occurs cannot always be avoided here. A few other matters of no public interest also en- gaged the Council's attention. — The proceedings then terminated.
SAD OCCURRENCE AT CARMARTHEN Mr J. D. Rowlands, borough coroner, held an inquest at 26, Richmond-terrace, Carmarthen, on Friday night, touching the circumstances attending the death of an ex-exciseman named Dan Twilling, aged 30. It appeared from the evidence of Mrs Twining, deceased's mother, that last Christmas the de- ceased was attacked with influenza while at home, and did not recover sufficiently to return to his work at Manchester, but was put on the sick list without receiving any pay. Last Monday he left home to see Shipley, the parachutist, and returned at 10.30 p.m. He complained of short- ness of breath, and as he was not better on the Wednesday, she went to Mr Francis, chemist, for some medicine. She told him how her son was suffering. Tne chemist, after making care- ful enquiries, gave her a bottle of mixture and a box of pills. One pill was to be taken at bed time, and a second at two o'clock in the morning if he did not sleep, and on no account was he to take a third. Deceased only took two pills and three dozes of the mixture. On Thursday morn- ing he got worse, so Dr. Price was sent for. He was not at home at the time, but he reached deceased's house about five p. m. The doctor examined deceased and ordered some medicine and saw him twice on Thursday, the last time being at 8.30 p.m., when deceased was dying. The pills were here examined by the coroner ani Dr. Price, each of whom stated that they contained opium. Dr. R. G. Price, Carmarthen, said he went to see deceased about 4.30 on Thursday evening last, immediately he was sent for. Deceased was looking seriously ill. He breathed with great difficulty and was most restless. He was quite pulseless. That was attributable, as far as witness could judge, to an embarrassed heart. It was most difficult to say to what that was attri- butable, as the heart wis beating so feebly that not a sound could be differentiated with a stetho- scope. Witness inquired what deceased had been taking, and learned that it was a mixture from a chemist The Coroner said he would call Mr Francis before taking any further medical testimony. Mr Wm. Francis, chemist, Nott-square, was then called upon, and asked if he wished to be sworn. He was not bound to say anything that would incriminate him. Witness—I would like to state this-- The Coroner-It must be on oath. Witness-I quite understand that. I have nothing to say but what can be given on oath. Having been duly sworn, witness said he was a member of the Pharmaceutical Society. On Wednesday afternoon last Mrs Twining came to him, and said her son was suffering from what she thought to be indigestion and flatulency, and he vomited whatever he took. He suffered a good deal from what she thought was wind in the stomach. She asked witness for a slee ing draught, but he declined to give one without medical advice. He gave her a bllttle of mixture and a box of pills. One pill contained calomel one grain, opium less than half a grain, three drops or minims of liquor oppi to each dose, There were eight ounces of the mixture and about ten pills. He recommended Mrs Twining to call in a doctor if her son was not better on the Thursday. She told witness that deceased, who was an educated man, had been doctoring himself with castor oil and other things. Dr Price, re-examined, said that after his first visit, seeing that the case was a dangerous one, he sent for Dr E. L. Williams to ask him to see the case with him. Dr Williams came. Deceased was then in a practically hopeless condition. He had swelling In the limbs, and was suffering from albuminuria. There was great lividity in the face, hands, and extremities. Witness considered that deceased was suffering from an affection of the heart. He was under the influence of opium. Witness formed that opinion because the pupils were contracted. He believed that ureiiiia sometimes caused contraction of the pupils, but in this case there were no symptoms of urwmia poisoning. He attributed death in this case primarily to the condition of the kidneys and heart, accelerated by the action of the opium administered in the pills and the mixture. Opium was the worst remedy for the disease deceased suffered from. Dr E. L. Williams, Carmarthen, gave corro- borative medical evidence. The Coroner, in summing up, said the main facts hinged upon the doctor's testimony. Opium as had been said was the very worst remedy for the disease described. Of course, it was an error of judgment on Mr Francis's part. What he did was with the best intentions, his desire was to relieve the deceased. There could be no doubt that the proper verdict to return was death from mis-adventure." Mr Francis could not be blamed at all, A Juror The woman was as much to blame. The Coroner Every bit. I do not blame Mr Francis at all. He was doing his best for the poor fellow. Unfortunately what was given was the worst thing that could be given him. The jury consulted for some minutes and then returned a verdict oE "Death from misadventure."
ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE. The following appointments have recently been made in the diocese of St. David :— The Rev. Daniel Griffiths, late rector of Trevilan, Cardiganshire, to the Vicarage of Llan- granog, Cardiganshire patron, the bishop. The Rev. Thomas Beynon Williams, M.A., late curate of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, to the Vicarage of Lamphey, Pembrokeshire patron, the bishop. The Rev. William Atterbury Thomas, B.A., late rector of Cregina with Llanhadarn-y-Garreg, Radnorshire, to the Rectory of Bleddfa, Radnor- shire patron, the bishop. The Rev. Alexander Henderson, B.A., late curate of St. Andrew's, Cardiff, diocese of Llandaff, to the Rectory of Burton, Pembroke- shire patron, Earl Cawdor. The Rev. Morgan Morgan, late curate of Llan- badarnfawr, Cardiganshire, to the Vicarage of Bangor, Cardiganshire; patron, the Rev. John Pugh, vicar of Llanbadarnfawr, Cardigan- shire. The Rev. Arthur Champion, late curate of St. George's, Tufnall Park, diocese of London, to the curacy of St. Mary's, Swansea. The Rev. John David Lewis, late curate of Bangor, Cardiganshire, to the curacy of Llan- badarnfawr, Cardiganshire. The Rev. David Lewis Marsden, B.A., late curate of Earl's Shiltoo, diocese of Peterborough, to the curacy of St Paul's, Llanelly, Carmarthen- shire. The Rev. Joshua Davies, B.A., late curate of Llanllwchaiarn, Cardiganshire, to the curacy of Llywel with Rhydybriw, Breconshire. The Rev. John Jeremy Thomas, late curate of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, to the curacy of St. John's, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire. The Rev. Thomas James, B.A., late curate of Letterston, Pembrokeshire, to the curacy of Llanguicke, Glamorganshire.
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ORDINATIONS AT ST. DAVID S. At a general ordination held by the Lord Bishop of St. David's at the Parish Church of Abergwili on Sunday, the following were ordained deacon3 and licensed to curacies :— David Evans, licentiate in theology, University of Durham, to the Curacy of Llanllwchaiarn, Cardiganshire. Evan Evans, licentiate in divinity, St. David's College, Lampeter, to the Curacy of Llanddewi Velfrey and Crinow, Pembrokeshire. Harold'Salisbury Glover, B. A., St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, to the Curacy of St. Mary, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Major Revel Rayner Green, theological associ- ate of King's College, London, to the Curacy of Narberth with Rubeston Wathen, Pembroke- shire. Cecil Waldegrave Horsburgh, B.A., Jesus College, Cambridge, to the assistant-chaplaincy of Christ College, Breconshire. Evan Williams, licentiate in divinity, St. David's College, Lampeter, to the curacy of St. Dogmael's with Llantood and Monington, Pembrokeshire. John Archibald Williams, licentiate in theolojy, University of Durham, was ordained deacon on letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Llandaff. The following were ordained priests :— Rev. Evan Davies, licentiate in divinity, St. David's College, Lampeter, curate of Beguildy, i Radnorshire. Rev. William Davies, B.A., St. Davids College, Lampeter, curate of Llanybyther and Llanwenog, Carmarthenshire and Cardigan- shire. Rev. Edward Lincoln Lewis, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter, curate of St. Paul's, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. Rev. William Bevan Monger, licentiate in divinity, St. David's College, Lampeter, curate of Oystermouth, Glamorganshire. Mr H"rsburgh was the gospeller, and the ser- mon was preached by the Rev. D. D. Jones, BD, vicar of St. Paul's, Llanelly.
CHURCH DEFENCE. The last meeting of the Oxford University Society for the Defence of the Church in Wales, was held in the rooms of Mr H. R. Humphreys, Keble College, when an interesting paper was read by Mr C. J. Davies, M.A., Queen's College, on "Some Welsh Church problems and sug- gestions for their solution." The reader was lis ened to with marked attention, though his hearers did not agree with him in many points. He dwelt on the relation of the Church to the Nonconformist bodies, and called for a greater amount of cordiality between them, and advo- cated greater incommunion between the Church clergy and the Nonconformist ministers. He next proceeded to discuss the attitude which the clergy ought to take up in regard to political questions, and maintained that interference in politics inevitably weakened their spiritual influence. A great need in many country parishes was that of organising spirit. Many of our Welsh country priests were utterly incapable in this request. Another pressing want was a good pulpit training, as the Welsh were to be influenced, if at all, by eloquent appeals. Referring to Church patronage, the reader hoped soon to see an Act of Parliament passed, placing it on a more satisfactory footing. When a reference was made to the injustice done to parishioners by the absence of Canons Resi- dentiary, the reader's remarks were well received, showing the tendency of the youthful generation towards reform. In conclusion he urged that it was necessary, above all things in Church Defence, to make it clear that onr aims are truly spiritual. The Church, if robbed and spoiled, would still have her master's promise, and that would never fail her in the sorest difficulties and the darkest hour. The vice-president, J. L. Hatton, M.A., then made an eloquent speech, agreeing in the main with the reader, but expressing his dissent on some points of derail. He was followed by Mr H. R. Humphreys and the hon sec. The general opinion was that dallying with Dissent was not the right course to pursue. Churchmen may stick to their principles, and at the same time display a friendly spirit towards their dissenting brethren, A vote of thanks to the reader of the paper was unanimously carried. The following officers were elected vice-presi- dent, J. D. Jones, Queen's College treasurer, J. J. Jones. Jesus College secretary, H. R. Humphreys, Keble College and four members of the committee. We, in Oxford, are glad to see that we have a flourishing sister society in Cambridge, which was lately addressed by the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, with Professor Jebb, M. P., in the chair. These societies will not possibly succeed in doing the maximum of good, but they will certainly keep up a keen interest in the English mind for the sister Church of Wales. It is also gratifying to read in THE JOURNAL an account of the Gomeriad in Cambridge, and to find that is not monopolised by Nonconformists, as is our professing National Society in the Universiiy.
LIBERAL MEETING AT NEWCASTLE- EMLYN. Mr J. Lloyd Morgan and Mr Bowen Rowlands visited Newcastle-Emlyn, on Friday, and ad- dressed a joint meeting of the electors of Cardiganshire and of West Carmarthenshire, at Adpar Board School. This a small building, and would appear singularly inadequate to accom- modate the forces of both constituencies but, small as it was, the room was not full. Mr W. 0. Brigstocke, Parc-y-groes, who presided, delivered almost verbatim et libcratim, the speech he uttered at Carmarthen in the morning.—The Rev. E. Phillips, Newcastle-Emlyn, proposed, and the Rev. John Williams, Cardigan, seconded, a motion expressing confidence in Mr Bowen Row- lands and Mr J. Lloyd Morgan. Mr Bowen Rowlands, who was applauded, con- gratulated his friend and colleague, Mr John Lloyd Morgan, that no one had been found rash enough to vex the quietude of the constituency which he had so admirably represented, and, although his pleasure was not equal to Mr Morgan's—he having a calm walk over before him-he (the speaker) expected the result in Cardiganshire, would teach their opponents a wholesome lesson—(laughter and applause) —so that in future they would not find a man ready to give himself up to the promptings of vanity or allegiance or a mistaken sense of duty by contest- ing the representation of Cardiganshire (laughter). They now had had Mr William Jones. He had written a sort of address accepting the invitation of the Liberal Unionists of Cardiganshire. But who were those Liberal Unionists ? Who were they when at home ? They were a pretence and a sham. Mr Jones was for light railways so was he (the speaker), and so was everybody, but the election railways in Cardiganshire were so light that nobody had never seen them yet. He (the speaker) made no lavish promises to them. He had dene his best for them, and would sup- port the great principles of Liberalism (applause). Mr Lloyd Morgan also spoke, and, referring to the remarks of Mr Bowen Rowlands in refe- rence to his (the speaker's) seat, said he did not take that calm view of matters Mr Rowlands did and he would not halloo before he was out of the wood. Their Conservatives frieuds were anxious to keep back their candidate to a late period, and he appealed to his friends and sup- porters to bear in mind that a Unionist candi- date might come out at the r.ext general election. Votes of thanks concluded the proceedings.
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EAST CARMARTHEN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. The adjourned annual meeting of the East Carmarthen Liberal Ass >ciatiou was held Fri- day afternoon at the I %,orites'-hall, Ammanford. There was about 80 delegates from various partt- of the division present, including a few ladies, and the chair was occupied by Mr Alderman Joseph Joseph, Llangennech (president for the year), who was supported by the secretaries, Mr W. Howell, Llanelly, and Mr D. J. Jones, Am- manford. Mr Abel Thomas, the member for the division, was also present, and was accorded a very hearty reception upon entering the li-ii. After the transaction of formal business and a brief speech by the chairman, Mr Abel Thomas, M.P., then rose to addres- .L. 1.. _1 1 l' tue ueiegates at ttie request ot the chairman, and was received with prolonged cheering. The hon. member thanked the meeting for the cordial greeting given him, and said he was very pleased to be able to say something to them before the General Election. He desired to ask them what they intended doing in future, because he felt sure that they had at heart what was his own view, viz., the good of the Liberal cause (hear, hear). He felt that, although he had been a Liberal from his youngest days, if he were t" cause a split in the Liberal party in East Carmar- thenshire that he would do more harm than good he might have done to the Liberal cause. It was because of that that he was pleased to speak to the Liberal Association which put him in his pre- sent position, and he had no hesitation in telling them that he would remain their member only as long as they asked him to be (applause). He hoped he was too good a Liberal to occup\ the position be held one single minute if the Association decided that he did not represent as well as he ought, or decided they could find a man who couli represent the constituency better. He would remain a member at their command. only, and he felt sure they would agree with him that that was the most honest and honourable course to adopt (cheers). Some of his friends —he honestly could call them personal friends, whom he honoured and respecetd—thought that in certain things he was not doing what they wanted him to do, and also, that perhaps somebody else could be found to represent them better than he could, be cause the views he held differed from theirs. A certain amount of misapprehension exhisted as to what he had formerly said, and as to what he meant to have said, and also as to what he had done in the immediate past, but he had been very much surprised since he came to the division three or four days ago to hear it said, amongst other things, that he, of all men in the world-he who was the son of a Nonconformist minister, and he was prouder of that than any- thing else—(cheers)—had been saying that he didn't care a fig for the Nonconformist ministers of Carmarthenshire, or what they might do or say. He didn't care to use strong language, but he was in the habit of using it sometimes (laughter) —and he was sorry to say that strong language only would describe what he felt about that Why, it was a deliberate lie (loud applause). As long as he lived he wouldn't turn his back against his own people and his father's honoured name. He felt that no man had done more good to the Liberal cause and against crime, and vice, and evils of the world than the Nonconformist minister- (cheers) -who was only too badly paid, and tf), little appreciated amongst his neighbours. He would indeed be ashamed of himself if he were at any time and amongst any people to say one word which would lower or weaken the power which ministers had amongst their people (applause). In saying that he came close t" what some of his friends looked upon as his greatest fault-he would not say sin— (laughter)-viz, the local option question. He agreed with his friends in this, and was quite as strongly in favour of it as they were (cheers). Passing on to the question of accepting briefs from licensed victuallers, the hon. member said he was not going to argue that out now. because it would take too long a time, One of the reasons why he was entitled to hold the position of a barrister was because he took briefs from anybody who came to him, irrespective of whether they were good or bad, or whether he believed or not in what he advocated, and that might appear to some of them who had not thought the matter out as a strong proposition, but yet it was the only way they would ever get justice in courts of law. He would honestly confess that he should like to join with those friends who differed from him, and to believe as they did, but he could not, and it would be only giving up his independency of life outside the House of Commons if he gave up what he considered to be his duty in regard to things of that kind. He lived by his profession entirely, and directly his profession left him he must give up representing East Carmarthenshire and ti-y to earn his bread in some other way but at the present time he didn't know how to do that (laughter). He might tell them that not once, but many times, during the time he repre sented the constituency had he thrown up briefs for the sake of attending divisions (applause). He thought he could safely say that he was one amongst the first six of the Welsh members in the amount of divisions attended in the present session—(applause)—and he hadn't missed even a division of a third-rate importance during the whole of the session. Further, he didn't think he had missed three divisions in which there had been four-lined whips since he had been in the House of Commors (renewed applause). In con- clusion the hon. member said that as long as the Liberal Association wished to retain him he would do his utmost to deserve the honour con- ferred upon him and to give satisfaction to all the Liberals in the division (applause). Mr D. J. Jones (secretary), Ammanford, then moved a vote of confidence in Mr Abel Thomas, and expressed a hope that the Liberal party were ready for the election (cheers) —The Rev. Dr. Rowlands (Llanelly) warmly seconded.—The Rev. W. Davies (Llandilo) had much pleasure in supporting the vote of confidence (applause) The Rev. J. Towyn Jones, Garnant, in a rousing Welsh speech, referred to the excellent spirit in which the hon. member had received the opposi- tion offered to him, and added that nothing would stifle their convictions. When the hon. member spoke at Ammanford they were made to believe that he went out of his way to speak against the religious convictions of the people, but he for one was delighted to find from Mr Thomas's clear explanation that day that he would do nothing whatever in that direction (applause)—Mr D. Morgan, schoolmaster, Llandilo, who said he represented 600 adult Rechabites in the division, referred to the hon. member accepting briefs from licensed victuallers, and said if they were true to their convictions they would be bound to oppose Mr Thomas at the coming election (Cries of dissent). He trusted the hon. member would see his way clear to fall in with the views of the temperance party, and heartily congratu- lated him upon converting the Rev. W. Davies (cheers). —Dr. Howell Rees said he was afraid upon coming to the meeting thnt a split would take place, but he was sincerely glad that they were a-ain happily united. Mr Thomas deserved their thanks for his work in the past, and he trusted he would continue in his useful work on 'heir behalf. He warmly supported the vote. The vote of confidence was then carried unani- mously, and a vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.
WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. J A conference of delegates from the various districts in West Carmarthenshire, which is re- presented in Parliament by Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, took piace in the Assembly Rooms, Carmarthen. on Friday afternoon. The attendance was very satisfactory. Among those present were the member and Mr W. O. Brigstocke, Parkygorse, who presided Mr Jeremy, Liberal agent, White Mill; and several Nonconformist ministers and County Councillors.—The Chairman said it was thought by some that the West Carmarthenshire Liberal Association was in a shaky condition. Some people held that one of the great objects of every kin 3rd ass,)ciation was to keep the vital spark of Liberalism alive by holding frequent meetings and delivering stirring addresses. No doubt that, was of importance, but in a county like Carmarthen, where during the past few years they had had such gratifying elections- notably County Council elections—he did not think that wis so very essential that they should always be on the stir. The most important Iemeii, with regard to a Liberal Association was the look- ing after the registration pf the voters (hear. hear). He was prepared to say that that had -een thoroughly well looked to by t heir secretary, and it must not be supposed, because they had not had a great many meetings, that the Liberal Association of West Carmarthenshire was in the slightest degree dead or about to die. There was no fear of that happening. He (the Chairman) then urged the delegates not to let the vitality of the Association be affected through want of funds, and made a passing allusion to the treasurership, which was rendered vacant by the death of Mr D. Rixon Morgan.—Principal Evans, Presby- terian College, Carmarthen, in complimentary terms, moved that the ex-chairman of the Car- marthenshire County Couucil (Mr W. O. Brig- stocke) be appointed president for the coming year, -This was duly seconded and carried by tcclamation.—Mr Brigstocke, in returning thanks for the honour conferred upon him, trusted he vonld not be an ornamental figure head.The. Rev J. Wyndham Lewis, Carmarthen Mr Jones, J.C Glyncorrwg Mr Alderman Bagnall Evans, Nantyreglwys; and a Liberal at Cenarth wrote expressing inability to attend the meeting, and hoping that Mr Lloyd Morgan, whose past ser- vices they approved, would be re-elected without opposition; but that, if he was opposed, the Tory who would dare to come forward would experience a most crushing defeat.—Hr Henry Jones Thomas, C.C., Llaijfynydd, proposed that the sitting member, in whom they had got I confidence, should be selected as the Liberal candidate to represent them in the next Parlia- ment. Mr Lloyd Morgan, by his faithful services, was really a credit to the constituency. Mr Harries, C.C., Llangendeirne, seconded.— The President spoke of the absolute necessity of the Liberal party throughout the United King- dom acting as one man That party was pledged, cirst of all, to bring in a Bill for the self- government of Ireland. It was useless to disguise the fact that there were great difficulties surrounding the task but all he could say was tnat a most grave responsibility would rest upon the Irish members and those who supported them if there should be any one who would refuse to accept the Btll that was brought forward and had the sanction of the united Liberal party. After such acceptance Ireland must not stand in the way of Welsh measures, notably, the Disestab- lishment and Disendowment of the Church of England in this country (hear, hear, and applause). He was a Churchman, and loved his Church,and yet he was thoroughly,conscientiously, and deeply in earnest about Disestablishment, and would do his best to bring it about (renewed applause). He had very great pleasure indeed in supporting the resolution. —The Rev Mr Morgan, St. Clear's having likewise supported the motion' which was carried with acclamation. Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M P., said he was extremely obliged for the vote, and, in acknow- ledging it, said he had nothing to add to what he said when they asked him to stand before, that was, that his services were at the disposal of the Liberal party (hear, hear, and applause). He hoped that party would rally round him on this occasion with the same fidelity and the same enthusiasm as they did when he was selected as the Liberal candidate three years ago. He could not say that he had satisfied every section of the community. He dared say he had not done I everything that every lIection of the Liberal party desired. No doubt he had one too far in his political creed for some, and perhaps there might oe a section for whom he had not one far enough. However, he hoped, taking all in all, he had satisfied the great bulk of the Liberal party (applause). He would not burden them with a long speech. He hoped he would be able, between then and the end of the election, to visit many districts. One did not know at present whether a candidate in the Conservative interest was going to be brought forward, but of his he felt sure if it were contested, the Liberals would work for him (Mr Morgan) and do what they could to secure his return (applause). The hon. member then briefly touched upon the various measures for which the Liberal party would have to strive, and resumed his seat amidst applause. On th motion of the President, seconded by the Rev D. J. Thomas, Cmgregational minister, a vote of condolence was passed to the bereaved relatives of the late Mr Wm. Thomas, Llanelly, and Mr D Rixon Morgan, Carmarthen. The meeting then resolved itself into a committee.
THE PEMBROKE BOROUGHS. On Friday, at noon, a representative meeting of delegates was held at the South Wales Hotel" Neyland,for the purpose of selecting a gentleman as candidate in the Conservative interest to fill the vacancy in the representa- tion of the Pembroke Boroughs in Parliament, caused by the lamented death of Admiral Mayne. There was a very large attendance, the president of the occasion bein* Mr Aderman John James, mayor of Haverfordwest, and amongst those pre- sent were Mayor Robert and Mr Anthony Stokes, Milford Mr W, H Richards, J.P., Croft House, Tenby the Rev David Bowen Monkton Alderman R George, J P., Pombr, ike; Mr S. Green, and Mr E. H. Ellis, Haverfordwest; Mr H. A. Jones Lloyd, Mr James Hutchings, VIr T. Grmiston, and captain Troughton, all of Pembroke Dock Mr Tallack and Mr Hitchings Neyland and. Mr W. J. Lewis, Wiston. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, adverted briefly to the circumstances that had called them together, and in a very concise and business-like manner explained the details of the correspondence that had taken place respecting the matter. It was incidently stated by the chairman that Sir Thomas Meyrick, Bart., having been interviewed (although informally so far as that meeting was concerned), had declined to be nominated.—It was, after some discussion, pro- posed by Alderman R. George, seconded by Mr Jones Lloyd, and supported by Mr Roberts, that Lieutenant-general John Winiburn Laurie Con- servative, be adopted as candidate.—The pro- position was carried unanimously and enthusias- tically.—It was then arranged that the meeting would be adjourned to Monday evening, at the Masonic-hall, Haverfordwest, when it was fully anticipated that General Laurie would meet the delegates. In consequence of indisposition General Laurie was, however, unable to attend on Monday evening. The general's indisposition is not, we are glad to say, of a serious character. He appears to be .suffering from an attack of sciatica, but it is so slight that his doctors believe he will have recovered in a few days, and he was expected at Haverfordwest on Wednesday evening. On Monday evening a meeting of Conserva- tives of Pembroke Dock was held at the Conser- vative Club-room, Queen-street East, under the presidency of Colonel M. J. Saurin, Orielton, who was supported by Major Wynne, Dr. F. J. Stamper, Mr H. Jones-Lloyd, Captain Troughton and other gentlemen. The large room was crowded, and the proceedings were of the most enthusiastic character, the meeting unanimously endorsing the action of the delegates in adopting General John Winburn Laurie as Conservative candidate for the boroughs, and pledging itself to support the candidate in every legitimate way at the ensuing election. The gallant chairman adverted in most felicitous and feeling terms to I the loss they had sustained through the death of their respected member (Admiral Mayne) with whose bereaved family they sympathised most I sincerely, and to whom he now alluded with every tribute ot respect. A hearty and unani- mous vote of thanks to Colonel Saurin for presid- ing, and the singing of the National Anthem concluded a most excellent meeting. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Lieutenant-General John Wimburn is the eldest son of Mr John Laurie, of Marshall Essex, and M. P for Barnstaple, and Eh £ Helen, youngest daughter of Mr Henry R. Collett, of Holcroft, Fulham, Master in Chancery! He was born in London, England, October 1, 1835; educated at Harrow and in Dresden, Germany, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He graduated with honours in May, 1853; married September 2, 1863; at Halifax, N S., Frances, youngest daughter of the Hon. Ernos Collins entered the British Army as ensign in the 2nd Queen's Royals September 2, 1853 entered Staff College, Sandhurst, in 1861 became major on special service in Canada, December. 1861; major general, 1882 lieu- tenant general. 1887. ai d colonel in Canadian Militia, May, 1862. He served before Sebastopol in the Crimea from 1854-6 (twice wounded, aud was mentioned in dispatches for the repulse of a Russian attack in advanced position with a very small detachment of the 4th King's Own); at the attack on Bawack Battery, June 18, and the Redan, September, 1855 (Crimean War medal and clasps, Turkish Medal, and Medjidie). He served during the Indian Mutiny in pursuit of Tautia Topee, and as staff officer of field force in Central India (medal). Served with the expedi- tion to Transvaal, South Africa, in 1881. Was in command of a field force during the Canadian North-West Rebellion (medal), and afterwards was Red Cross Commissioner with the Servian Army during the Bulgarian War, and received the thanks of the King and Queen of Servia (medal). Knight Commander of the Order of St" Sava and Order of the Red Cross of Servia. He has also been an inspecting field officer of militia in Nova Scotia, deputy adjudant-general of militia at a later date, president of the Cen'ral Board of Agriculture of Nova Scotia 1874-80, warden of Halifax County 1880, Grand Master of Freemasons of Nova Scotia, and a D.C.L.
REPRESENTATION OF PEMBROKE- SHIRE. On Thursday evening a meeting was held in the British Schoolroom, Blaenconin, near Ciynderwen in furtherance of the candidature of Mr Rees Davies, the Gladstonion nominee, to represent the division in Parliament. Mr Edward Thomaa I ot Vjianrhydwillym, presided Speeches were de- liveded by Mr W. Davies, M P. for the county, and by the candidate (Rees Davies), and by Mr Abel Thomas, M. P. for West Carmarthen- shire. The chief topics discussed were Home Rule, disestablishment of the Church in Walea, reform of the House of Lords, one man one vote, and land reform in favour of agricultural labourers. The extending of greater powers to county councils over the granting of licenses. &c., was also advocated. On an invitation being given for anyone to put questions, the Hon. A. Campbell asked the candidate to kindly define the meaning of Home Rule, as he (Mr Campbell) really did not understand what was meant by it. -Mr Davies, the candidate, very briefly stated that he considered it would be a measure some- thing on the same lines as that introduced by Mr Gladstone in 1886, but that he could not he ex- pected to explairt fully before the party were placed in pôwer.-Mr Davies, M.P., further ex- plained that. it meant an extension of the same principle as was granted to Ireland in 1829, when, so far as Pembrokeshire was concerned, the then Earl of Cawdor (to his everlasting honour be it said) was among its chief s<ii-porters.— The usual votes of thanks brought the proceedings to a close.
ASSIZE NEWS. The London News of Friday contains the fol- lowing Crown Office, June 9th —Days and places ap- pointed for holding the S.immer Assizes, 1892 ;— SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT.—Mr Justice Lawrence. Thursday, July 7th, at Haverfordwest Tues- day, July 12th, at Lampeter Friday, July 15th, at Carmarthen Wedue day, July 20th, at Brecon and Saturday. July 23-d, at Presteign. CHETTER CIRCUIT.—Mr Justice Lawrence.- Tuesday, July 26th, at Chester and Tuesday, August 2nd, at Swansea OXFORD CIRCUIT.-Mr Justice Cave and Mr Justice Collins -Friday, July 1st, at Gloucester Friday, July 8'h, at Monmouth; Wednesday July 13th, atHereford and Saturday, July 16th' at Shrewsbury.
ABERGORLECH. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL.-Her Majesty's In- spector's report on this school for the year ending 31st M irch, 1892, has newly come to hand. It is as follows This school continues to make good progress, and the children have passed well in elementary subjects. The recitation was very good. The reading .night have been more expres- sive. English, Geography, and Needlework were good. The maps deserve special praise. In singing from notes the time and the ear testa were not quite satisfactory. The infants had received a very fair amount of instruction. The elder infants should read from suitable primers as in previous years. The alteration in the fixing of the inkwells, recommended in last year's report should be carried out with out delay The highest grant was obtained and the drawing marked "Good." This, being the tenth inspection for the veteran teacher 11 Emlynydd in this school, speaks well of his continued efforts and energy. It also reflects credit on the parents who must allow their children to attend fairly well to attain such high pass. It is a great con- solution to, to the rate payer.
FERRYSIDE. NARROW ESCAPE OF A CHILD. The child of a labourer, named Lewis, living at St. Ishmaels, near Ferryside, had a most narrow escape from beinc, killed on the railway on Wednesday even- ing of last week. The child barely three years old, had got en the line between the rails on the down side, when a goods train came along and passed completely over it. When picked up by the guard the child was found to be uninjured. This incident occurred close by the battery, between Ferryside and Kidwelly.
TYCROES, PONTARDULAIS. SUCCESS -At the recent examination held under the auspices of the Trinity College of Music, London, at the Swansea centre, we observe the name of Miss Mary Acmes daughter ofMr M. Jones, the nL3Soto! as one of the successful candidates. Under the tutorship of Miss Constance Lockyer, Llandilo, whose status as a musician is so thoroughly established that eulogy would be superfluous, the youthful pupil has evinced considerable ability, and has made rapid progress, and the report of her examination is most creditable. She secured 90 per cent of the maximum number of marks required in the five sections. The achievement is the more creditable as the aspirant is so young, only '31 ven years of age, and unhesi- tatingly we may assert that her success is to be attributed partly to her own talent and close appreciation to study, and partly to the skill and proficiency of her tutor. We congratulate the young lady on her fl"8t success, may it act as an incentive to the futher development of those natural powers with which she has been so libera ly endowed may her course be unimpeded may her success be safe and sure, and may the brilliancy of her future be never obscured.
LAMPETER. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—41 A Board of Guardians, held on the 10th imt °thma were present Mr J Fowden Bantil/ u• s Tn1anaT?» fr3,weUyCarres:' John G- Marsden, dJML&dFXKLITKTIAHA"?E,;RHO'R,T' ,Boa.S '™'° roa<] and confirmed" "bitt-dtm- relief --The out-door relief for the fortnight was, Lampeter District per David Parry, R.O., for 153 paupers, £ 3o 14s 9d, Llanybyther District per David Evans, R.O., for 141 paupers, £ 37 4s 3d in-door relief The number of inmates in the Workhouse were 29, as compared with 31 during the same period of last year. The number of the same period of last year. The number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight were 65 giving an increase of 25 on last year Tf»» monthly statements of the collectors of tho various parishes for the month of Mav last were laid before the Board. y ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. -Af terards a meet- ing of the assessment committee was heir! M* John Fowdeu. in the chair. Suppl.™ W £ l" tion hats for the parishes of Llanwnen, Cellan, flowed BettW8"Bledrw8> ^d Lampeter were John^ (?harles° HarfR' "7 Mr elected unopposed County Councilor for the flU .fLamPe,ter' in the place of Mr DaliS theyCoun f' W°,WM at 5" last meeting rf the County Council elected alderman to fill the Divies^Evans^T biVhe resignation of c°l°nel ans. Lord-heutenant of Cardiganshire. Printed and Published by the "The Journal" Co Lunited, at 3. GuildhaU-s^are, in the County of the Borough of Carmarthen.-—ITriday, June 17, 1892.