THE IRISH QUARREL. Since the negotiations for peace between the two sections of the Parnellite party came to an end at Boulogne last week vigorous preparations have been made by both sides to carry on a "war to the knife" in Ireland. Mr Pamell makes a sneech at Roscommon on Sunday, and will tell us the reasons why the quarrel could not be patched up. He puts it down, we understand, to distrust of Mr Gladstone's promises, and we are not much surprised alter the latter's telling us that at the present" and now," have quite distinct meanings !-This is quite the most wonderful of all Mr Gladstone's numerous equivocations. However, there is little doubt that Mr Parnell never meant to retire at all. George Eliot says, Of all forms of error, prophecy is the most gratuitous." We venture, nevertheless, to foretell that, given health and strength, Mr Parnell will dog Mr Gladstone to his life's end. He will be the avenging shadow from whom the latter can never free himself. If he is beaten now, he will emerge triumphantly on the first op- portunity, and again and again. And it will ™ Nemesis- Meanwhile, the McCarthyites aie setting their shoulders to the wheel, and have arranged for meetings to be held all over Ireland, and immediately after those convened by Mr Parnell. Tney are going to establish another National League, and call it the "National Federa- tion." They are starting a new daily paper, and hope to get back « United Ireland," now that Patrick Egan has transferred all his shares to them. It should be remembered that this gentleman, with whom the Anti- Parnellites are on such friendly terms that he transfers them his property, cannot return to England because of his complicity in the Phoenix Park murders This is a good instance of the supposed moderate Irish party. If it were not for Balfour's millions," we should have an object lesson in Home Rule, and many heads would be broken before the quarrel was fought out. But now the police will act as buffers between the two angry combatants, and tongues will have to do the chief business. On Monday, Mr Morley's vote of Censure on the Government for the Tipperary trials, was defeated by 75. An amusing instance of Mr Morley's trustworthi- ness was given by Mr T. W. Russell. Mr Morley's companion, Mr Harrison — a young Englishman, but an Irish member, then 113 got mixed up in the row, and received some blows, necessitating plaister on his bead. Mr Morley at Swindon spoke of him as a giving the audience to understand that he was some slight fragile youth ill-used by the brutal police. People were much surprised by a letter from Oxford a day or wo later, saying Mr Harrison was considered we strongest nran there, about six foot three, *n Proportion, and equal to holding his own with any two if not three men Mr T. W. Russell on Monday, read out an extract rom a ainellite meeting near Cork, saying the chairman had there introduced him to the audience as the hero who choked three P)Iicellle,n!" The House of Commons was ashlmed!' W6 h°P6 Mr MorIey was
GENERAL SHERMAN. pother great name has answered to the o hcall of death, and Sherman, one of the ablest and most tried generals of the American war, has gone. That war has receded behind ln my a later interest, it can be caUed history HUW, anrt in this age of restless pressing 0 forward its pages may often be left unread. But it remains the grandest and most wonder- ful war modem times, or perhaps any times have ever seen, one in which many features of our own Wars of the Roses, the Peninsular war, and that of the Thirty Years were repeated, but with issues fought out on an m infinitely wider area, and by infinitely greater numbers. It is with the latter half of the war that Sherman s name is linked. For the tiist half it is well known that Federal Generals were insufficient to their hour (a very trying one it may well be admitted), but 0 after touching the pit ot fortune's wheel in 1863, the North rallied, and led by Grant, by Sherman, by Sheridan, Hooker, Thomas- name after name flashes out like beacon-fires 4! MUR1 a country left behind us more than a quarter of a century passed on to a gloiious and well-earned victory of most happy results. But the work was achieved on colossal lines, and with some of its most remarkable chapters Sherman's name Is bound. The life that passed away so quietly on Saturday last was in prime of Power then, as his famous marches proved. How largely he contiibuted to the success of 11 the war all know, yet at this moment it may not be unfitting to glance for a moment at what, in the doing, those marches meant. The march from the Mississippi to Chata- iiooga was 300 miles. It was through a path- ess district, and their way led across forests, mountains, swamps, and rivers, and along one ot these last, the Elk, they had to tramp for 50 miles ere finding a passage. Two armies had laid bare the country, heavy rains made it all but impassable, and the Confederate cavalry were ever near. Yet when their goal was reached the crisis was too imminent to admit of rest, and Sherman had to march out at once with Grant to assail lines, judged by Jeff Davis to be impregnable, but about which Grant had his own opinion, and a glorious victory was the result. To keep open the Mississippi to the North was one of the grand objectives towards which Sherman ably as- sisted, and its importance may be measured by the fact that the traffic of that river is supposed to be equal to that of our United Kingdom. But latterly, the II possession of Atalanla, one of the greatest railway centres of the Confederacy, became al- most of equal moment. Sherman's campaign undertaken for this object is one of the romances of warfare. The difficulties in his way were almost insurmountable—far from his friends, and in a country almost unknown to him, and opposed by Johnstone, one of the greatest Southern Generals. With Thomas and Hooker at his side, however, he advanced, avoiding battle as much as possible, out- flanking, out-manoeuvering, and after some indecisive engagements and one bloody victory, he arrived in a month near Atalanla. Time is too brief to admit of detail here, but ordering out the inhabitants of Atalanla at length, and giving them safe conduct where they wished to go, he and his troops also evacuated the place on November 13th of that year of '64, and virtually disappeared for about a month. The great question was, Where is Shei-man I But his enemies had good cause to know. In 27 days he marched 350 miles without the loss of a single waggon, and with an army constantly swelled by fugitive negroes, choosing his route so diplomatically as to leave it matter of conjecture whether his destination was Charleston, Augusta, or the grand objective of those parts for which he was really bound. This obliged the confederates to keep each city garrisoned, and much divided their forces, as the places were too far apart for any coalescing. But of this Sherman was well aware, and his end was achieved by admiration, for the delighted Federals received from him a triumphant telegram from Savannah itself, which, he said, he offered to his country as a Christmas present. How the war was brought to a happy termination a few months later is known to everyone, and to-dav it is on Sherman's share in the exploits of those years that the eye is naturally fixed. The endurance, pluck, bravery, and strategy, evidenced by the successful conduct of those world-famous marches alone speak for him with an eloquent voice. Nor could they have been carried out without brave and devoted followers. As a fact he was the idol of his troops, and, alike from his marked humanity and strategy, his campaigns were remarkable for costing little bloodshed-a good thought to remember now. Now he has joined those slumberers in the dust," who fought and fell beside him, and his honourable name must be added to those of the many departed heroes who mada so brilliant and memorable a pag of history in the American War.
ABERYSTWYTH SCHOOLS. At Aberystwyth the Intermediate School question is exercising the public mind, and a meeting has been held at which a resolution was passed pledging certain people to support the scheme, and a considerable sum was pro- mised towards the object. It is not denied that Aberystwyth is already well supplied with schools—in fact, there are some half dozen now doing good work, and the reasons urged go no way to show that there is any educational lack in the town. The question is entirely one of profit and loss. Now we do not wish to rob Aberystwyth of its due, but while we regard the advantages of some parti- cular place, we must not overlook the general good. There are people who can see no good in anything that does not benefit themselves, and there are narrow minds that grudge their niggard half-pence to any public object. Aberystwyth has never been parsimonious. It has founded a great College, endowed large charities, and carried out costly public works, instigated by the most praiseworthy motives, so that when we see the claim for on Inter- mediate School put forward in an entirely mercenary spirit we naturally demur. The main reason urged in favour of the school is that unless Aberystwyth gets it, some other place will. It is said there will be a dead loss to the town of X800, made up of one- third of the id. rate, one-third of the Govern- ment Grant, and one-third of the licence money, which would go to Tregaron or Aber- ayron, where schools are certainly much needed. But why should Aberystwyth pay for the support of these places'! Anyone will see the obvious reply. We can only remind our Aberystwyth readers that all cannot profit by the proposed institution, and it is the duty of the strong to help the weak. There are exist- ing schools at Aberystwyth which will be broken up if a Government school is started. There is a large ladies' school that will proba bly be removed to Llandudno in that event. No adequate assurance can be given that the masters of existing schools will be provided for in the State-aided establishments, because the masters of independent schools have been accustomed to independent action, and it is unlikely that they will all work smoothly together, or be content to take subordinate positions under a newly constituted authority. The question amounts to this. Aberystwyth does not need a new school, but is afraid of losing the Y,800 and between the two horns of this rather absurd dilemma it is willing to offet- up the certainty of its present equipment on the chance of coming out a gainer. We are irresistibly reminded of the donkey between the two bundles of hay. It wants the money, and it would have the schools. It is greedy; and it is rather funny too. At the same time we warn our friends that unless they drop the selfish tactics they will lose both the money and the schools. It would be far- wiser and more honourable to advocate the claims of some neglected district, where the wants are real, and the money would do most good. If Aberystwyth undertook to promote the claims, say, of Tregaron or Borth, its words would carry more weight for being dis- interested, and the result of such action would not be without reward to itself, while it would confer immediate benefit on either of those places. We commend the suggestion to our North Cardiganshire readers, and venture to add that Borth is adiuirarbly situated for a large Intermediate School, being easily acces- sible, and has the additional advantage of being within the Aberystwyth Union.
LLOYDS BANK LIMITED. In anothor pa.rt of our issue we publish the last balance sheet of the above banking company, from which it will be seen that this bank has made marvellous strides during the year just closed. Lloyds Bank was founded as far back as the year 1727. As the years rolled by it steadily gained in wealth and prestige, under a carefully selected and able Directorate, with the result that, to-day, it I occupies one of the foremost positions amongst kindred Companies in our country. Ft-on its birth its history has been one of continual development by the extension if its own immediate branches, and the purchase of local private banks all over the country. During the past year Lloyds acquired the Brecon Old Bank, well-known and established in South Wales as a successful and profitable going concern. This new acquisition has resulted in the starting of new and sub-branches notably 1.1.5 y in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. Twenty-five years ago the total of Lloyds balance-sheet only showed EI,346,000, and its revenue fund then stood at £ 27,750. At present its balance-sheet shows nearly Y,22,000,000 or over sixteen times that amount, while the reserve fund has reached the grand total of Y,850,000, being over thirty times the amount at which it stood 25 years ago. This shows a very large and satisfactory ratio in ¡ the proportion of reserve to capital. The I available profits of the past year amounted to £ 284,626. Out of this sum an interim dividend at the rate of 15 per cent. has been paid for the first half-year, and the Directors have now recommended the payment of a like dividend for the half-year ended December 31st last, together with a bonus of four shillings per share. This brings the dividend paid and payable for the whole year equal to 17| per cent free of income tax. In addition to this considerable amounts have been expended during the year on the Company's valuable buildings in large centres of popula- tion, and a very considerable, suiil has been put by as an "internal reserve." A minute perusal of the balance-sheet now published must convince all that Lloyds Bank has made a most substantial and eminently satisfactory progress during its last financial year. Un- doubtedly it fully justifies the increased con- fidence which the British public has deemed fit to repose in it. That this patronage will be materially increased as a result of the amalgamation of our old friend, the Brecon Old Bank, there c m be no reasonable doubt.
Society ant) personal. Mr E. Harold Vaughan, the third son of Mrs Vaughan, of Llangoedmore, sailed for Queens- land, a few days ago, and 1 feel sure all his friends will join in wishing him Bon voyage," and all good luck. # A marriage is arranged between Mr Gwynne Holford, of Cilgwyn, in this county, and Buck- land, in Breconshire, and Miss Gordon Canning, his cousin, youngest daughter of the late Mr Gordon Canning, of Gloucestershire. # At St. George's Hanover-square, on Saturday afternoon the marriage took place of Mr Ethel- bert Lort; Phillips and Miss Louisa Gunnis, second daughter of the late Mr George Ponton Gunnis. The Rev. Frank Prettyman, Canon of Lincoln officiated. Mr F. Gunnia was best man. The bride wore a dress of white satin trimmed with Brussels lace and true lovers' knots of satin. The lace on the bodice was looped up with Somali the bride's necklace was silver and amber. Miss Edith Cole, Miss Maude Lloyd, Miss Gillett, Miss Florence Gillett, Miss Dugdale, and Miss Gladys Dugdale were the bridesmaids, and wore dresses of white cloth, trimmed with skunk fur and edged with red hunting cloth, and hats with white fur and red ostrich plumes. The reception, given at 79, Cadogan-square, was largely attended, among those present being Sir William and Lady M'Kinon, Sir Lewis and Lady Pelly, Sir Gerald and Lady FitzGerald, Lady Elliott, Viscount Kingsborough, Prince and Princess C. de Polig- nac, and Mr Jt>aird.
THE BUSINESS at the Board of Guardians on Saturday was routine. Mr J. Evans, Alltycadrjo, presided. THE Lord Bishop of St. David's will hold a special confirmation service at St. Peter's Church on Palm Sunday (March 22). MR E. COLBY EVANS on Thursday, presented each of the scholars of the day schools with a neat wooden ruler. FOOTBALL.-St. Peter's Friendly Society v. Grammar School.-Played on Thursday on St. John's field and resulted in a draw, each having scored a try. CARMARTHEN SOUP KITCHEN. Mr D. P. Morgan, auctioneer, begs respectfully to acknow- ledge the following subscriptions :—Mr J. Lewis, Commerce House, 5s Mrs William Richards, Picton-terrace, 2s 6d. 1ST Y.B. THE WELSH REGIMENT. -Officer for the week ending 28th February, 1891, Capt. Baker. Orderly sergeants, A. Ll. Davies and D. S. Llewellyn. Racruit drill on Tuesday, Wednes- day, and Friday, at 7.30 p.m., in the Wool-room. -By Order, G. A. HUTCHINS, Captain Com- manding. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The secretary begs respectfully to acknowledge the following wino, amounts :—English Congregational Church, Car- marthen, E2 14s Leather sling and magazines from Miss Hughes, Parade. GAS COMPANY.—The directors have appointed Mr John Lester to one of the vacancies on the board caused by the death of Mr J. Lewis Philipps and the retirement of Mr W. de G. Warren. Mr D. T. Lloyd, Bristol House, has been appointed collector in the place of the late Air W. Morris. BANKRUPTCY. We are pleased to announce that Mr James Williams, managing clerk at the offices of the Official Receiver, Carmarthen, has been recently appointed an officer to administer oaths for proofs of debt in bankruptcy. Mr Williams is the son of ex-Sergeant David Williams, of the Carmarthen Borough police, and is much esteemed by a large circle of friends. THE NAKED TRUTH.—In another part of our issue will be seen the advertisement of Mr J. Lloyd Lewis, manufacturing chemist, Aberayron, whcse remedies for rheumatism, neuralgia, tooth- ache, indigestion, &c. &c., have gained consider- able reputation. That these medicines are up to what is claimed for them is amply proved by the extraordinary number of testimonials the proprietor has received from all parts. MUNICIPAL.—On Wednesday there was only one nomination paper received by the town clerk 1- for the casual vacancy on the town council, occa- sioned by the death of the late Mr William Morris, viz that of Mr John Lewis, City Hoiufe, Lammas-street, clothier and outfitter, who wtll therefore be returned unopposed. The proposer was Mr James Phillips, and seconder Mr John Johns. CYCLE DEPOT.—There is at present on show in Mr D. E. Jones (Bradbury's) shop, King-st., one of the finest collections of first rate safety machines ever s.sen in Carmarthen. They con- sist of the latest specialities including a cushion- tyred New Rapid, a Singer's special cushioned, iluinber, Raleigh. Star, Heart and other safeties, all by the best makers in and out of Coventry, also youths' tricycles and safeties. The showroom will well repay a visit. I.O.G.T. The weekly meeting of the Myrddin Lodge of Good Templars was held on Friday evening last at the Assembly Rooms, and was very largely attended by the members. The chair was taken by Mr David Davies (Dewi Fychan), the Worthy Chief Templar. A goo 1 programme for the ''Good of the Order" was gone through, several of the sisters taking part in the discussion. The meeting was brought to a close by the chaplain pronouncing the Benediction. BAPTIST. —The Tabernacle Baptist Chapel have started a little monthly magazine, and in this its first issue is contained a lifelike portrait of the respected pasto", Mr J. Thomas. It is intended to deal wiih matters concerning local Baptists and is called The Tabernacle Sunday School Visitor. This is a new departure with our Nonconformist friends in Carmarthen, which will no doubt meet with well-merited support. The number of Sunday school scholars at the Tabernacle is a proof of the sect's vitality in this town—on Sunday, January 4th, the number was 265, on the lltli, 260, on 18th, 269, and on the 25.,1, 297. PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL. On Sunday and Monday evenings last, missionary meetings were held at the above chapel, when the Rev R. Lloyd, of Castleton, delivered powerful sermons to crowded congregations. The singing during these meetings was ably conducted by Mr John Thomas (Ab Cynon). The contributions given (as is usual at the above place of worship) were liberal, and the money collected was devoted to the Home and Foreign Missions. Several of the Nonconformist ministers of the town were present, and also took part at the Monday meeting. FORESTERS.—The balance sheet of the Court Furnace A.O. of Foresters, which is held at the Golden Lion, has just been issued. The zealous secretary (Mr Z. D. Jones), in presenting the statement, says that 11 members, at an average age of 23 years, have been admitted during the year. In the same period 5 had left through non-payment and 4 by death, yet the funds had increased by £ 65 17s 4d. The total balance in favour of the Order is 2928 7s 7ad, and the number of members on the books on 1st January last was 128. The above facts need no com- ment. CHURCH HISTORY.—A very interesting lecture illustrated by magic lantern slides was lucidly delivered by Mr W. Richards (Afonwson), lecturer to the Church Defence Institution, on Thursday at the Priory-street National School- room. The meeting was arranged for the edifica- tion of the young on Church history, and judging by the attention paid to the lecturer's explana- tions of the different views it had the desired effect. There was a good sprinkling of adults. The singing of the children was very praise- worthy. Mr T. E. Brigstocke, J. P., and Mr Thomas Thomas, Wellfield, J.P., took active part in making the meeting the success it was. ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC. The students' chamber concert given in St. James's Hall, on Monday last, was made interesting by a liberal display of budding musical talent. The Daily Telegraph in its report says Of the solo vocal- ists, who appeared in various selections, Miss 1 T-. _1_ 1 l'" 11 Aaeia idona snouia De menuonea ior a delivery of the air, The Lord is long suffering' from Dr Parry's 'Judith.' She has an excellent voice and by and bye should do well." The concert was conducted by Dr Mackenzie. Miss Bona is one of the very few of those who were mentioned in the report, and this in itself speaks of the sweet voice Miss Bona has at her command. SPORTING.—Mr T. Jenkins's bitch, Mentra Gwen, has been entered this-year for the Water- loo Cup. On Tuesday she was drawn against Capt. M'Calmont's ns Coagh Lass. On Wednes- day the course was run, and Mentra Gwen came off victorious. The betting for the individual course was 2 to 1 on Coagh Lass, who was quicker from the slips, but Mentra Gwen beat her for first, and, going on in strong possession, never gave the Irish bitch a look in, and won very cleverly indeed after a trial of average length. She is a first-season bitch, by Greentick from Jenny Jones, weight 57 lb. Mr T. Jenkins, who figures in the Waterloo list for the first time, albeit he supplfed a prominent candidate three years ago when Jenny Jones got into the last four, does not deem Mentra Gwen up to Waterloo form, but was anxious to run one of his own. 1,000 to 5 against Mentra Gwen for the Cup has been taken. PARK-Y-VELVET GRAMMAR SCHOOL. We are informed that the head-master of this school, Mr J. Cerridfryn Thomas, has just been highly privileged by the committee of management of the Royal Colleges of physicians and surgeons of Edinburgh, and Faculty of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow, who have "agreed to recognise his teaching of theoretical and practical chemistry as qualifying for the curriculum of their board," so that medical students may present themselves for the first professional examination of this board in the above subjects directly.froni Mr Thomas. This examination embraces besides chemistry, pure and simple chemical physics (heat, light and electricitv). -el'- A HEAVY FI-NE.-At the county petty sessions on Saturday, before Messrs Grismond Phillips, A. W. J. Stokes, C. W. Jones, and J. H. Thomas, Margaret Rees, of the Dyffryn Stores, Treleach, pleaded guilty to selling two pints of beer without a licence. The defendant formerly kept a public house at these stores, but renewal of the license was refused at the last licensing sessions. Miss Rees then procured a wholesale license and her place became the "DySryn Stores." Mr James John, solicitor, who appeared on defendant's behalf, said that she was disturbed late at night by two men who demanded beer, and she brought the beer from a cask she had had from a firm of brewers to distribute among her customers at Christmas time. She was not paid for the beer, but she found a shilling on the floor the next morning. The Magistrates retired, and on their return fined her £10 and costs, with the alternative of one month's hard labour. The money was forthcoming. CHURCH TEMPERANCE. A meeting of the C.E.T.S. was held on Monday evening last at tha Priory-street National School, Rev T. B. Williams, senior curate of St. Peter's, in the chair. The attendance was small, and the chair- man had to fight single-handed, as the most prominent of the Church temperance advocates were conspicuous by their absence. This state of things ought not to exist in a town like Carmar- then, and it is to be hoped the rev. gentleman will be supported better in the future, so that the stain—" The Church of England is the back- bone of the liquor traffic "— might be removed. After an able address the following programme was excellently rendered — Song, Mrs R. M. Thomas song, Mr William Bartlett; banjo solo, Mr Carlyle Pritchard song, Miss M. J. Lewis. Mr Pritchard manipulated his banjo in a masterly manner, and was well received by the audience. After a hymn was sung, the chairman pronounced the Benediction. THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC VETO. The weekly meeting of the Carmarthen Total Abstinence Society was held on Sunday evening last at the Priory Congregational Chapel, the Rev. D. Cadvan Jones iin the absence of the president) in the chair. There was a crowded attendance. The Rev G. H. Roberts made a stirring speech. A solo was given by Mr Thomas Jones, followed by an address by Mr Lloyd, of the Old College School. Rev D. S. Davies, in a warm address, disparaged the dr ink traftie, nnd urged upon the working-class to become abstainers. He proposed "That as the second reading of the Liquor Tratiic Local Veto (Wales) Bill is the first order of the day for March 18th, this meeting most earnestly calls upon the member of Parliament for the United Boroughs of Carmarthen and Llanelly to attend in his place in the House of Commons, on the date named, and support the passing of that measure, as the deliverance of the people from the ravages of the liquor traffic is a matter of the greatest and most urgent importance." Mr Henry Howell seconded the proposition. He remarked that their member was abroad for the benefit of his health, and suggested that their secretary should send the resolution to Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, the member for the Western Division. The resolution was unanimously agreed to. The chairman then closed the meeting by prayer. A large number put their names to the petition in favour of Sunday Closing in England. CONFERENCE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE WELSH INDEPENDENTS.—The quarterly meeting of the Welsh Independents of the western division of Carmarthenshire was held at Abergwili on Tues- day and Wednesday, Professor Jones, Carmar- then, presiding. The Rev. D. Cadvan Jones, Carmarthen, read an able paper on free education at the request of the previous conference. A very cordial vote of thanks having been accorded the rev gentleman, the following resolutions were unanimously passed ;—Proposed by the Rev. R. Morgan, St. Clears, seconded by the E. B. Lloyd, Bwlchnewydd :—"That this meeting, while it approves of free education, emphatically protests against any grants being given except those grants be under popular coiiti-ol. "-Moved by the Rev. D. E. Williams, Hetillan That this cjuference strongly disapproves of the attempt which is now being made to introduce religious instruction into our intermediate schools. Inas- much as these schools are to be supported chiefly by money raised by a compulsory rate and taxa- tion, we cannot help regarding this as an insiduous attempt to undermine one of the fundamental principles of our Nonconformity, and we regret to find that some prominent men amongst our dissenting bodies have been led to advocate a I course so absurdly inconsistent with their pro- fessed principles."—Moved by the Rev. Cadvan Jones That we thankfully recognise the services rendered by the Welsh members in con- nection with the tithe question lately moved in Parliament, amongst whom we specially mention Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, Mr S. T. Evans, Mabon, Mr Abel Thomas, and Mr RuideD." Moved by the Rev J. Rogers, Pembrey — That we heartily endorse the petition sent to Parliament by the country respecting the closing of public houses on Sunday throughout England." Moved by the Rev P. Davies, Panteg -.—"That we deeply regret the practice which obtains at I auction sales throughout the country of giving intoxicating drinks to bidders and others in attendance, such practice being, in our opinion, conducive to intemperance and immorality, and we fervently hope that all the churches will take steps to diminish the evil."
THE TIVYSIDE HOUNDS. Will you kindly accord me space for a short account of the doings of this pack on Thursday, Feb. 12th. The fixture was Cilgwyn, where hospitality reigns supreme alike to the human and the valpine race. That the meet is a popular one was proved by the fact that every nag that the fondest owner could describe as a II, un ter or capable of being hunted was pressed for the occasion. The day was lovely, but a trifle hot to contend with a puller across this somewhat close country. Many ladies graced the field with their presence on foot and on wheels. Amongst those mounted were The Master and Mrs Pryse Rice, Mrs Brigstocke,Mrs Newland, Miss Picton Evans, Miss Lloyd (Bronwydd), Miss Bate, Colonel Howell (the late Master), Messrs Brigstocke, Taylor, Cannon, Wodehouse, Fitzwdiiams, G. Bowen, Chavasse, Brenchley (2), Rich, Morgan-Richardson, T. P. Lewis, D. Lloyd (Gilvachwen); Newland, Taylor, Lloyd, Stewart, Dr. Powell and Owens the re- doubtable Owens, keen to renew his acquaint- ance with the Cilgwyn foxes. Oh, where was our friend Jones on the York horse ? Can he still be looking for his spur ? Scarcely had we time to discuss the brilliant gallop the lady pack had over the Maesgwynne country the previous day when they scored blood, before a "holloR" put an end to coffee housing and our first fox was away, but be- ing of a sociable nature and scent bad we could do nothing with him. The Master decided to leave him and trotted off to Bronwydd, where we found a couple of foxes the previous Friday. To-day, however, no fox was forthcoming to gladden the unfortunately jaundiced vision of the sporting Baronet, and we continued our trot to Rhydlewis. No. sooner was the pack hidden in the gorse, than the voice of an authority (I did not catch his name) proclaimed the thief of the world on foot. Misfortunes never come singly, and in a minute I lie pack was on his back, and drove him over the Newcastle Emlyn road for Bwlchygroes Chapel the field was keen as mustard, and we sadly wanted a bobby to keep order as the leading division jumped into the crowd on the Newcastle Road, and eagerly clamoured for a clear run at the opposite fence (very few of us believing in the old saying, that everything comes to him who will wait," being compatible with catching the Tivyside Foxhounds with a holding scent). Evidently not a chapel goer, one fox turned to the left and made for Mock, and was viewed by Owens as he turned sharp to the left through Foestrasol and down the dingle as if for Rhyd- lewis, but making up his mind that nothing but the strongholds in the cliffs could save him, he took us over Cwmbara, Cwmbedw, to Pant-yr- holiad-gorn, on leaving which he unfortunately was headed up to this point. The dog pack had been driving along in a manner strongly suggestive of blood, but now scent seemed to change, and they hunted him slowly over Rhos- blaen-ari, past Bryn-hoffnant, to the sea rccks at Pembi-yn,very hard luck, as the pack thoroughly deserved to eat him. I think our friend, Mr Jonocks, would allow, could he see this sadly wired country, that there is a little more than five and twenty per cent. of the danger of war in riding this line, the fences,—safe, sound banks,—being nearly all festooned with loose wire (a Welsh farmer never seeming to care to stretch his wire a second time when the first lot of stakes have rotted away). It is really too hard lines to see a field, who are quite capable to taking a country as it comes with a good broad front, reduced to craning and cutting round to gaps. The time of this enjoyable gallop was one hour and twenty minutes. The pace up to Pant-yr-holiad was a cracker, and to judge by the face of Dr Powell's cob (on whom Owens was thrusting), he evidently thought he was bound to a lllflst serious case ROUGE ET NOIR.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords on Thursday, the Custody of Children Bill and the Lichfield Cathedral Bill were read a thiid time, and passed. Lord Dunraven moved a Resolution in favour of Inviting the Colonial Governments to send representatives to a Conference to be held in London to consider the advancement of tnde and formation of a fund for Imperial defence. Lord Salisbury said that such a Conference could not be undertaken by Colonial Statesmen without considerable inconvenience, nor could it come to a decision which would be binding on the various Governments, as its functions would be purely advisory. The Motion was withdrawn. In the House of Commons on the Motion for the Third Reading of the Tithe Bill, Sir W. Ilarcourt repeated his objections to the Measure, and was replied to by Sir M. H. Beach. Mr C. Gray hoped the Bill would be read a third time without further discussion. After a short debate it was read a third time by 250 to 161. The Electors Registration Bill, which enables the Parliamentary register and the County Council register to be dealt with on the same footing; and the Bill which prevents a voter from being disqualified in consequence of being absent from home for four months, were read a second time, after some discussion. Both Houses rose unusually early on Friday, and nothing of importance transpired. In the House of Lords on Monday, the West- minster Improvement Commission Bill, the East India Officers Bill, and the Bill for the Elementary Education of the Blind and Denf were read a second time. In the House of Commons, Mr Morley, in moving his Vote of Censure against the Government in connection with the recent prosecutions at Tipperary, denounced the conduct of the police in dispersing an assembly for cheering and booing, in preventing the people from entering the Court- house, which, he maintained, they had a statutory right to do, and in having bet up a special Court, consisting of five Resident Magistrates, to try certain charges brought against the police, instead of bringing those charges before the ordinary Petty Sessional Court, the object being to have the charges tried without a Jury. Mr T. W. Russell moved an Amendment that the House rejoiced in the successful vindication of the law at Tipperary and elsewhere, which had been rendered imperative by the activity of an illegal conspiracy against the civil rights of a large section of the Irish people. He taunted Mr Morley with standing outside the doors of boycotted shopkeepeis in Tipperary, and never crossing their threshold to inquire what was the effect of this foul conspiracy. He dwelt upon'the great suppression of cases of boycotting whereby juries were now rejoicing in freedom the village ruffian had been strangled, and honest men Aero doing their duty in safety The action of the Government had been impera- tively demanded, and it had been exercised in the interest of real freedom.— Mr Gladstone contended that the Amendment wis framed so as to prevent the discussion of the formidable and definite charges made by Mr Morley. He did not see any of the signs of that success which was claimed for the policy of the Government, who had done their best to aggravate the ijentiment of jealousy, mistrust, and even hatred, which in former times had existed in Ireland. They had placed both the Resident Magistrates and the Constabulary in an attidude towards the Irish people more unfortunate than they had ever occupied before.—Mr W. H. Smith regarded the I language Mr Gladstone had applied to the officers of the law as most reckless and unscrupulous. Every member of the Government hoped the time had arrived when individual freedom would be as complete in Ireland as in England. Mr Balfour declared that nothing could be more trivial than the subject of the censure brought before the House. The course taken by Mr Morley was indecorous in the highest degree, and unworthy of a Pi ivy Councillor, because the case was ,till sub judice, and would come before a Judge and Jury in March. He justified the constitution vf the Court, which was a fair, an able, and a judicious Court, and a Court which no Irish member need have shrunk from being tried by. The Party opposite had never hesitated to make the most unfounded and unscrupulous attacks on public servants, but if they succeeded to office they must either borrow the policy, the methods, and instruments of the present Goverment, or they would give up Ireland to men whose handiwork was to be found in certain parts of the country.—Sir W. Harcourt said that the Government had. completely shirked ilie charges brought against them, and Mr J. McCarthy argued that not a single word of the Chief Secretary's speech touched the facts brought forward by Mr Morley.—On a division, Mr Morley's Motion was rejected by 320 to 2±3, and Mr Rnsell's Amendment having become the substantive Motion, Mr Healy moved the adjournment of the debate, which was agreed to after a protracted discussion. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, Lord Denman moved the Second Reading of his Bill for conferr- ing the franchise on women. Lord Salisbury, in moving its rejection, said it would be very unwisa and very unbecoming for their Lordships to inter- fere with the Constitutional form of the House of Commons. The motion for the second reacing was rejected without a division. In the House of Commons, Mr Howard Vincent moved that the self-govr-rning Colonies should be invited to a Conference, to consider with the Imperial Government the best means of developing the trade of the Empire. After a lengthened dis- cussion the Chancellor of the Exchequer insisted on the necessity of keeping separate the question of the closer union with the Colonies from the question of Free Trade. If it were a question of making bread dearer, no large plan for doing so could enter the region of practical politics; but the country might well say that it was prepared to pay some- thing to continue the union of the Empire. Under no circums'ances could a fiscal arrangement be made with the Colonies without a Customs tariff which took in other portions of the Empire. Mr Vincent desired to withdraw i.is ur>tioii, but the Opposition objected, whereupon Mr W, II. Smith moved that the question be n01 put, and this was eventually agreed to. In the House of Commons on Wednesday, Sir H. James, in moving the F.ict ry and Work- shops Act (1878) Amendment Bill, that it emanated from the operatives i f L:ii.cis i;re and Yorkshire engaged in textile factories, on whose behalf he introduced it. The leading objects weie a better provision for secuiing ilic. sanitary condition of factories, a I otter provision for the proper fencing of machinery that the work- people should have some means of testing the correctness of the wages paid them for piecework; and that a minimum penalty should I.e prescribed for offences against the Act of 1872 and the present measure. The bill was read a second time.
LLANDILO. THE CRESCENT ROAD.- The Local Board met several of the owners of this road at the Drill Hall, on Tuesday evening, to discuss the question of repairing it, when it was resolved that the owners guarantee the sum of R50 towards its repair, provided the Local Board would curb and mental the road, and declare it a highway. BUILDING OPERATIONS.—It is expected that the number of houses in Llandilo will in the course of the present year be considerably augmented. In addition to the attractive sites already sold, many more it is said will shortly be put under the auctioneer's hammer. All these are in the vicinity of the Town Station.
LLANDYSSUL. SCIIOOL BOARD. Owing to the Rev. Thomas Thomas having withdrawn his candidature, there will be no contested election. The five members will now be, Mr Charles Lloyd, Wauuifor Mr Evan Evans, The Shop Rev. T. P. Phillips, Mr Rees Thomas, and Mr Thomas Crimea Davies.
LAMPETER. FOOTB ALL. -Lla)idovet,y College 21td XV. v. St David's College School I-st XV, This match was played on Wednesday last, on the School ground at Lampeter, and resulted in a drawn game, both sides scoring a try and couple of minors. FOOTBALL. St. Davids College v. The Town This match took place immediately after the former oil the College ground. When the two teams confronted each other on the field it could easily be seen that the College meant winning, as their team was composed of the picked men in the College, whereas several of the town men were but novices at the work. The ball was set in motion by J. S. Ev&ns for the town, who kicked it well down into the College 25, but it was promptly returned by the backs. After a few struggles, however, it was again driven into the College 25, where it remained for a time, until the town forwards by a spell of steady pushing approached very near the line, and J. S. Evans scored the first try. The kick was ent rusted to J. S. Jones but he failed to convert. After kick out play settled down for a long time near the centre, no side gaining any material advantage till D. T. Aiban, by a splendid run, managed to reach the town 25, where he was collared by the full back just on the line. A very tight piece of play now ensued but the town managed to beat their opponents back again into the centre of the field. Soon after, however, two tries were scored for the College by Bill Richards and T. A. Davies, but none of them were converted. Half time was now called and the respective teams had a few minutes breathing time. When the ball was kicked off, play drifted down into the town half, where the gowns, from their strength and superior training were able to keep it for some time. The town played up well but in spite of their efforts two more tries were scored for the College, after this the play was of a i cry even character for a long time, each side scoring a try after some trouble on their part. Time was soon called leaving the College victorious by three tries. Score :— College, five tries and one minor, Town, two tries, and one minor. Referee, Professor R. Williams,
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. CARMARTHENSHIRE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, at Middleton Hall, North Lodge, and on Friday, Feb. 27th, at Bronwydd Arms each day at 10.30 a.m. THE BRONWYDD BEAGLES will meet on Saturday, February 28th, at Alltycadno Farm, near Noyadd Trefawr, at 12 o'clock. DOLVVILYM FOOT BEAGLES will meet on Tues- day, Feb. 24th, at Efalwcn on Thursday. Feb. 21ith, at Clyngwynne, near Llanboidy and on Saturday, Feb. 28th, at Redstone, near Narberth each day at 11 o'clock. MR. LLOYD PRICE'S HARRIERS will meet on Monday, Feb. 23rd, at Llwynpartridge Arms, and on Thursday, February 26th, at Alltyferin Gate (Llanfynydd entrance each day at 11 o'clock. THE NEUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, Feb. 23rd, at Llangybi, and on Thurs- day, Feb. 2Gth, at Pencader each day at 10.30. THE TIVYSIDE FOXHOUNDS will meet on Monday, Feb. 23rd, at Pump on Wednesday, Feb. 25th, at Ciiwendeg; on Thursday, Feb. 26th. at Havod-y-pwll and on Saturday, Feb. 28th, at Cenarth each day at 11 o'clock.
BIRTH. THOMAS.—On the 18th inst., at Derry, St. Clears, the wife of Mr J. Henry Thomas, J. P., of a daughter. MARRIAGE. SELLHEIM—HOWELL-GRIKKITHS.- -December 7th, 1890, in St. James's Cathedral, Townsville, North Queensland, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, assisted by the Rev. A. W. Turnor, Victor Condrasdorf Mousset Sellheim, eldest son of P. F. Sellheim, Esq., P.M., and Warden of Gympie, Queensland, to Sue Henrietta Griffiths, eldest daughter of the Rev. E. M. Griffiths, Rector of Clocaenog, Ruthin, and niece of the Rev. Howell Howell, J.P., Blaina Rectory, Mon. DEATHS. DAVIES.—February 16th, at Somerset House, Llandyssul, Mr Rees Davies. EVAN-s.-Febrtiary 16th, at Woods' Row, Carmar- then, Mr David Evans, for many years in the employ of Captain John Morris, Blue-street, aged 70 years. EVANS. — February 19th, at Bridgend, Llan- gunuor, in this county, Mary Anne, wife of Mr James Evans, wash man at the Tinworks, Car- marthen, aged 23 years. IIARITIF,S- -February 17th, at Water-street, Car- marthen, Mary, widow of the late Mr Charles Harries, wool ijorter" aged 74 years.
into intimate contact, and a danger to every acquaintance. Tlie gambling spirit is as infectious as fever, and should be at once isolated and stamped out. e have no intention of condemning games of chance or legitimate sport, both are reason- able recfeations apart from the spirit of tumbling which they foster. Of racing and steple chasing in particular we would speak In nith approbition, it is the advent of the book maker that renders them demoralising. To come near home, can anyone look back at the Carmarthen races of 25 years ago, and say that the present meetings are improved or rendered more successful by the introduction of the sporting man (?) whose strident voice proclaims t le odds, and whose capacious pocket engulfs our cash. Do these individuals in any way ac c to the sport, or benefit the town, or improve its tone? The sound of their voice is loathsome in the ears of many a true sports- man, and they certainly do not visit us with philanthropic motives. The law inflicts a severe penalty upon any one who keeps an 0 ,or louse for betting purposes, or who exhIbits any card or placard inviting people o resort to such l ouses, yet we allow the professIonal book maker to establish himself with placards and temporary platforms and all the paraphernalia of his foul trade, on the most conspicuous spots at our race meetings. Truly here is hypocrisy, we suppress betting with one hand and openly encourage it with the other. The Rev W. Thomas was no doubt guided by right motives when he placed his resolution before the Police Committee. but he was not sufficiently acquainted with the dark side of racing to enable him to make his point clear, while the action that he proposed was altogether wrong. Instead of banishing the police from race courses we n should like to see a large force employed in carrying out the spirit of the law by moving on the betting man as a public nuisance and danger. In