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AN APPRECIATION. I 0- There is an ancient proverb which says, "Should'st thou desire fame then imist die," but there arc some people who possess such attractive personalities that they demand the highest approbation, love, respect, and esteem during their life-time. Most persons attain some kind of eminence, and there are past events which appear like milestones on the journey of life, and it is undoubtedly pleasant to cast a retrospective glance on these land- marks in their history. Again, there are others who unwittingly find themselves face to face with the results of the great inn ? once for good which they have been able to sway during period" in their lives, and which appear to be based on foun- dations of gold. In such a fortunate position we find E. Miles, Esq., the present manager of the Great Mountain Colliery, Tumble. As is well known to hundreds, the aforesaid gentleman has for some months past left his old home and the important surroundings in which he moved, and, to the eye of the "Man in the Street," all connection between him and his former position appeared to have been severed. But the dignity tf his personality, the straightforwardness cf his character, his goodness of heart, and the fruits of his labour were so alive in the hearts and minds of the dwellers among the ragged mountains of Mardy, that they could not relinquish pos- session of such a talented inhabitant without showing in some manner then- tangible appre- ciation of his many good qualities. On April 16th we find Mr. Miles amongst "j his old frienàsnnd admirers, to receive at their hands a beautiful testimonial, which took the form of a very valuable gold watch and barograph. In the midst of old and valued associates, what wonderful testimony was borne to the admirable Qualities of the recipient. Though the int^nsie value of the presents was very srveat, yet they were in every way too small; but should they have been worth half as much, still Mr. Miles would have seen them far too valuable. No man who lives up to his highest ideals is able to set a price on himself, but when his services are lost to a community there is a great vague, and we desire that it is ns an earnest of that feel nig that we wish of Mr. Miles his acceptance of the gifts. To me it appears that the enthusiasm and good feeling which were shown on the day of the presen- tation give an excellent interpretation of the old adage, "Their works follow- aftci them." Mae 1 i vwyd am bell uri Yn llawn hudoliaeth; Rhinvveddau yn y dyn Sy'n creu canmobaeth: Fel blodau nnvvn difrad Y (Iwanwyn dros y wlad, Mae iiiini;ti?ii harwr mad Yn llawn amrywiaeth. Rhyw geisio tynu llun Teimladau c-alon, A welaf a rnor gun Yn yr anrliegion; Ond nis gall mwnglawdd aur, Na pherlau drudfawr claer, Tyneru'r hyn a bait- Aiiwylrieb ffrwythlon. Mae gan yr oriawr iaith A chalon fywiog, A ,v,- (laitli Wti-a'L gwyneb eurog: Chvvi syhveh ar ei dawn 1'n dweYIl ei stori'n ia\n, Am gotio ardal llawn Teknladau sere-hog. ] fynv eto, frawd, Yn uweh i'r bryniau: Slrhad yw byw y dlawd I feuydd goleu A cliofio pregeth syn Y Gwr fu ar y Bryn A wna bob bryn yn wyn, o Fel gwawr y boreu. "AULD LAXG SYNE."
Hendy Cricket Club.
Hendy Cricket Club. On Saturday evening, April 23rd. a grand social tea and concert was held at Hendy Schoolroom on the occasion of a presentation to a worthy captain and pioneer of Hendy cricket, Mr. Carman, to whom, undoubtedly, the present high position of the club is mostly due. He has laboured in season and out of season, publicly and privately, to raise the standard of play to a first-rate and foremost second-class cricket team running in the dis- trict. And to raise the standard of play in a cricket match does not end with the perfec- tion of play; it also tends to refine character. It brings out the most gentlemanly manners in a man. As is well known, there is a "sorry" for every pain caused consciously or uncon- sciously in cricket—even when a wicket is broken; so that to-day, with the development of competency in cricket, there has also arisen a social unity amongst the athletes of Hendy. The presentation Saturday night was the outcome of such social unity. Therefore, it is obvious that this little appreciation on the part of the Hendy cricketers was well deserved by Mr. Carman. After a most enjoyable, luncheon the company retired to another room for a musical entertainment, under the able and genial conductorship of ('apt. H. G. F. Royle. In his address. Mr. Royle gave a few good points to cricketers. He also expressed his great pleasure in being present on the occasion when Mr. Carman, as a faithful and hard-working member of the Hendy Cricket Club, was going to be honoured for his un- tiring services. He thereupon proceeded with the programme, as follows :-Rong, "Ai.;leep in the deep," Mr. Albert Thomas. recitation, "The Women of Mumbles Head," Mr, Silas .Tames (of "Rhys Lewis" fame); song, Mr. Hill (chairman of the committee), who was received with acclamation. Then came the event of the evening, when Miss Thomas, Red Cow Inn, on behalf of the Hendy Cricket Club, presented to Mr. Carman his photo, which was beautifully executed by Messrs. Chapman and Sons, Swansea. Mr. Carman responded with broken voiee and unsteady accent, though with well-ehoseu and appro- priate words. He thanked all for. their kind- ness in presenting him with this lovely photo. The audience broke in with "He's a jolly good fellow." until their throats were hoarse. When silence was restored the programme was proceeded with—Song, Mr. Harold Samson; song, Mr. Joe Thomas. Then a song by the Chairman, wliich raised the audience to a point of merriment, especially the chorns. Speeches were then delivered by Mr. J. B. Edwards, a staunch supporter of the club, and Mr. Tommy Morgan, the genial umpire, all in praise of Mr. Carman's capabilities. Mr. Hill then moved a vote of thanks to C'apt. Royle for discharging his duties so ably as chairman; also for the encouragement the 11 Royles give to the Hendy cricketers- Captain Royle and his brother played for Hendy last summer, and their services are eagerly sought for this season. Mr. Hill thanked him also for his readiness in honouring the club with his presence on that occasion. Mr. Beynon seconded the proposition, which was received with cheers. Captain Royle responded with a few genial remarks. Then the piano struck up "God save the King," in order to clear up for the dance, which was anxiously looked forward to by the young folks. After an hour and a half's dancing a most enjoyable even- ing came to an end. Praise is due to Mr. Jenkin Jones, the honorary secretary for his efforts in making the evening a success. Also the pianist, Mr. Gordon Picton, LLmgcnnečh, the pi-ai?ist, Mr. G,. )rd(yii P i cloii.
Football Retrospect. I A MODERATE SEASON. I In making a synoptical review of the doings of the Setalets last season one must be gene- rous enough not to be too hypercritical, be- cause although Llanelly did not fare so well as one would have liked them to, the aggre- gate result for the season was fairly satisfac- tory. The team suffered, no doubt, to a great measure on account of the vicissitudes of the committee, whom one is fain to chastise for so frequently changing players, especially in the rear division. True, there is a great diver- genes of opinion in regard to the choice of playc-.s, and tnis fact was more conspicuous last season than for many years before. Some critics arc apt to favour the selection of a player who, in their opinion, would be worthy of upholding the prestige of the Scarlets, whilst, on the other hand, the committee in their wisdom hold a different view, and, in agreement with a duty which is incumbent upon them to perform, they select a player who they believe should meet with the universal approbation of the fastidious spec- tators. But the spectators are admittedly hard to please, and the consequent result is that there is a permanent division of opinion be- tween them and the committee. The criticism cf the display of the respective players has also been unpardonably severe—players who are in the period of incubation in their foot- ball career. It must, nevertheless, be admit- ted tint one or two cf the players who parti- cipated in the games last season should have been summarily discarded. The season opened with great promise, but, unfortunately, the standard of play gradually deteriorated, and the result was that the Scarlets were destined to occupy the fourth place on the Welsh Championship list, suc- ceeding Swansea, and preceding Cardiff. Thirty-five- matches were played, 21 won, 8 lost, and 6 drawn, whilst. 215 points were re- corded in favour of the team, with 124 against. Many a robust game was witnessed on the Stradey enclosure, especially the hard inconclusive contests with Swansea, Cardiff, and Newport, which followed in succession. One regrettable feature in connection with the team was the weakness of the backs, whose ineffectiveness cost the Scarlets defeat on more than one occasion. But there are ex- tenuating circumstances which should be re- corded. The committee had great difficulty in getting players for away matches, and recruits from the junior teams had necessarily to be requisitioned. What was the result? The three-quarter lino vas inevitably weak, com- bination conspicuous by its absence, and effectiveness lost through misunderstanding. The rear division was subjected to frequent changes, and the committee would be well ad- vised if, for the next season, they would exer- cise their facilities, bo on the qui vive, and select players whom they can permanently entrust to represent the team. The quartette should also be kept intact so long as possible, and not be subjected to the frequent changes which it had to undergo last season. That such a policy means the disorganization of the team cannot be denied, and in order to develop harmony and combination between the backs it is absolutely necessary that the players should be kept in closer touch with each other. The deficiency of the back divi- sion was atoned for by the forwards, who maintained that combination and attack which they possess to an extent equalled by few other teams. Auckland led his men gal- lantly, and the moderate success of the team can mainly be attributed to the display, both in attack and defence" of the vanguard. Col- lectively, they played many a strenuous and regust game, and have maintained their en- viable reputation in the Rughy world. Many of the old stalwarts played with grim deter- mination, and justified their inclusion. It was extremely unfortunate that Watts should have been debarred from participating in most of the matches, owing to the unfortunate accident which he sustained at Northampton early in the season. It has come to our knowledge that he will not again don the Scarlet jersey, as he has definitely resolved, to dissociate himself from the Rugby game. It is hoped, however, that. before next season, Watts will alter his decision, and again do duty for the Scarlets. Tom Evans, Marsh, and Fishguard Thomas played many a hard, gruelling game, and a sufficient commenda- tion of the usefulness of Evans is the fact that he again had the distinction of playing for his country. Willie Thomas, who was in- jured on several occasions, played many a useful game, whilst Harold Thomas was most serviceable in his kicking. In the concluding games, Arnold, who formerly held an enviable reputation, was a miserable failure, and he is not to-day the alert and wily playar that he was many years ago: Dai Lloyd and Jones operated well at the rear of the scrums, and strengthened the team considerably. It is to the credit of the Scarlets that although they suffered defeat on eight occasions, they have been able to maintain unbroken their ground record.
THE LAST RITES.
THE LAST RITES. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. JOHN BRAZELL. Amid manifestations of the deepest sorrow, the remains of the late Mr. John Brazell, of- tzell, ) f Pembrey Road, were interred at Libanus Cemetery, Pwl], on Friday afternoon. De- ceased, who was a popular Welsh tenor, died 1 with tragic suddeness on the Mauretania, while returning home from the United States, where he had been touring with the Llanelly Royal Prize Choir. The funeral was largely attended, and the floral tributes included a beautiful harp, with a broken string, from the choristers of the touring party, the card bearing the inscription, "In affectionate re- memberance of one of our fellow-choristers, to whom we were very closely attached during a seven months' tour in America. From the Royal Welsh Singers. With kind sympathy."
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FOOTBALL NOTES. I
FOOTBALL NOTES. I DANYGRAIG, 1 try; LLANELLY SECONDS, I nil. .A keenly-contested .game was witnessed be- tween these teams on the St. Thomas (Swan- sea) enclosure last Saturday, and a decisive score was not made until towards the close, when Jack Toft crossed over in the corner, and gave the homesters victory by one try to nil Danygraig faced a strong wind in the first half, yet they brought off several bouts of passing, which gained considerable ground. Llanelly, however, made fullest use of the wind, B. Edwards being prominent for some lengthy kicks, which often turned defence into attack. The second half was fairly evenly con- tested, but towards the end Danygraig kept up a hot siege. —o— ST. ALBANS, 1 eon verted goal; EXCELSIORS, nil. An exciting game was witnessed at the People's Park' on Saturday, between the Ex- celsiors and St. Albans. Being the last first division League match, the encounter attrac- ted a large crowd. The game was keenly contested, and at the change of ends no score had been recorded. The Albans played with unabated vigour in the second half, and their defence was most effective. As the result of a powerful rush, the venue of play was brought to the Excelsiors' 25 line, and with commendable opportunism George Harries scored for the Alba-ns in a good position, for Sam Pugh to convert. .0- I LLANELLY v. SWANSEA LEAGUE. A well-attended meeting of the Llanelly League Committee was held at the Black Horse Hotel, on Monday evening last, Mr. Bonnell Thomas presiding. There were three nominations for the post of captain, viz., B. Thomas (Excels.), Willie Davies (Orientals), and W. Watts (Excels.). Bonnell Thomas withdrew, and W. Watts was chosen, obtain- ing live votes to Davies's four. Evan Phillips, Furnace, was appointed vice-captain. The Llanelly and Swansea Teams will put up at the Raven Hotel, Murray Street. Jer- seys provided, to he left at the Raven. Photo- graphs of the players and reserves will be taken at the Dimpath Grounds at 3.15 sharp. All players are requested to put in strict training. Mr. Llew. Williams, the chairman, will act as touch judge for Llanelly. Tickets are selling well, and all the funds are to he devoted (1) to purchase medals for the run- ners-up, (2) to purchase medals for the cup winners. A keen struggle is assured, and all who have the interests of the juniors at heart should not fail to attend at the Dimpath. In order to prevent clashing with the game at Stradey, the League match will he started punctually, and the game at Stradey half an hour late, so that both games can be wit- nessed. Mr. T. R. Mills, Salutation Hotel, is also giving his support to the juniors, and if the Swansea team must have a Welsh Union referee, they can have one at Mr. Mills' ex- pense. This is the first inter-town league match between Swansea and Llanelly. On Tuesday Dick Davies, probably one of the best junior custodians in the town, notified the Secretary of his inability to play, having been injured in the League match on Satur- day last. This will certainly weaken the home team, but a good reserve is available in D. J. Thomas, of Furnace.
Carmarthenshire Cricket League.
Carmarthenshire Cricket League. I FIXTURES FOR 1910. May 7-LIa-iigeiinec-li v. Llanelly Second XI. May 14-Llangenllceh v. Kidwelly. May ?I-Kidwelly v. Felinfoel. May 21—Liangennech v. Burry Port. May 28-Kidwelly v. Llanelly Second XI. May 28-Llangeiiiiech v. Pontyherein. May 28-Burry Port v. Felinfoel. June 4—Burry Port v. Kidwelly. June U-Kídwelly v. Liangennech. June 11-Felinfoel- v. Pontyberem. June 18—Felinfoel v Kidwelly. June 18—Burry Port v. Llanelly Second XI. June 25-Llanelly Second XI. v. Felinfoel. June 25-Pontyherem v. Burry Port. July 2—Burry Port v. Llangennech. July 2-Kidwelly v. Pontyberem. July 9-Llanelly Second XI. v. Pontyberem. .July 9-Kidwelly v. Burry Port. July 16—Burry Port v. Pontyberem. July 16—Felinfoel v. Liangennech. July 23-Pontyberem v. Liangennech. July 23—Felinfoel v. Burry Port. July 30—Llanelly Second XI. v. Liangennech. July 30-Pontyherem v. Felinfoel. Aug. 6-Poiityl)ereiii" v. Llanelly Second XL Aug. 6-Llangennech v. Felinfoel. Aug. 13-Llanelly Second XI. v. Burry Port. Aug. 13-Poiityl)erein v. Kidwelly. Aug. 20-Felinfoel v. Llanelly Second XI. Aug. 27—Llanelly 2nd XI. v. Kidwelly. Each match to be played on the ground of the first-mentioned club.
Presentation at Machen.
Presentation at Machen. On Saturday a large number assembled at the Tredegar Arms, Machen, to present Mr. Robert Lucas, eold rolls superintendent at the Waterloo Tinplate Works, with a solid silver cruet, suitably inscribed, on the occa- sion of his recent marriage". Mr. Lucas for- merly held a similar position at the Burry Works, Llanelly. His bride is Miss Mabel Ungoed, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ungoed, Butcher's Arms, Bynea. Mr. Joseph Rees, mill manager, presided, and remarked that they were met together to do honour to one to whom honour was due. Mr. Arthur Row- lands made the presentation, and, on behalf of the employees, wished Mr. and Mrs. Lucas happiness and prosperity. Mr. Ln&as. in re- sponding, assured all that their present would be highly prized. Mr. Thomas Williams, in well-chosen words, proposed "Success to the Waterloo Tinplate Company," and the Chair- man briefly responded. During the evening songs and recitations were rendered by Messrs Garfield Ungoed (Llanelly), Jonah Burrie, L Burrie (Rudry), Richard How el Is, Thomas Phillips (Machen), Tom Kendall, junr., and B. Rodway (Waterloo). Mr. Thomas Jenkins gave a selection on his gramophone, and Mr. Z. Burrie presided at the piano.
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Free Church Council. J
Free Church Council. J ANNUAL MEETING. The Annual meeting of the Free Church Cojneil was held at the Park Lecture Hall on Tuesday night, Mr. Evan Evans presiding. SECRETARY'S REPORT. The Secretary submitted his report, and stated that during the last session various public questions were discussed by the Coun- cil. They took part in the border children controversy, and made an effort to appease the conflict between the County and the local Education Committee. The Shop Assistants' Union also appealed to the Council to resist a movement which had been initiated to cancel the Shop Hours Act. The movement subse- quently collapsed, and the Act was now being enforced more firmly than ever. The Council took active steps—and they were, perhaps, the pioneers-to remove the obstacles in the way of the Welsh Baptists joining the Association. The difficulty had now been removed, and it1 was hoped that the Welsh Baptist churches would unite with the Council. Mr James, Pottery Street, asked the result of their negotiations with the Welsh Baptist Churches. The Secretary replied that he had heard unofficially that three of the churches decided a few months' ago to join the Council, but they might be waiting for the other churches to co-operate with them. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said the Council had considered questions which were of vital importance to the country. It had been said that the Free Church Council was going too much into political questions, but they would find that the topics that had been considered by "10m I during the past year pertained to the welfare of the country. Although they may have had a colour of politics, he believed they had been I discussed on Christian and not political lines. Rev. M. H. Edwards, M.A., observed that the various churches should give united sup- port to the lectures that were being held from I time to time. He hoped the open-air meetings would also be more ardently supported. The report was unanimously adopted. I TREASURER'S REPORT. Mr. William Samuel, Church Street, trea- surer, gave a summary of the revenue and expenditure during the three years ending March 31st. Mr. Edwards had referred to the want of support in regard to the lectures, buL he would remind 1. im that the lectures had saved the Council from a financial point of view. The eighteen churches affiliated with the Council had contributed a sum of k28 Os. 5gd. The expenditure, including the fee paid I to National Council, and printing, postage, j advertising, etc., amounted to £32 7s. 4d., leaving an adverse balance of Z4 6s. 10d. on l the Council fund. Since March 31st some of the churches that were in arrear had paid, but had they been punctual in their payments there would not have been an adverse balance. The proceeds from the various lectures amounted to C33 7s; 6jd., and the expenditure in respect of payments to lecturers, posters, etc., amounted to Z26 4s. 5d., leaving a credit balance of £7 3s. l £ d. In addition, he had re- ceived several pounds, since March 31st, which would increase the credit balance. The pro- ceeds of the mission conducted by Mr. Gipsy Smith amounted to £ 162 19s. 2d., of which £97 17s. lid. were paid to the National Council in respect of mission receipts; P,9 Is. 8cl. to the Gipsy Mission: and £35 15s. 8d. in respect of the incidental expenses, leaving a credit balance of L20 3s. lid. The balance sheet showed a credit balance of iP,23 Os. 2d. (hear, hear). Rev. Morgan Jones proposed the adoption of the balance sheet. Mr. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried. SECRETARIES. Rev. Morgan Jones. Furnace, and Mr. Wal-j ter Charles Davies, Myrtle Hill, were unani- mously appointed joint secretaries. NEW PRESIDENT. In dealing with the appointment of presi- dent, the Rev. Iona Williams said that Dr. Johns, their former president, had been very faithful, and had contributed in a great measure to the success of their work. They desired to recognise heartily the obligations the Council owed to him in respect of his services during the past three years. As they were making a whole change in their officers, he proposed that Mr. Evan Evans be appoin- ted to succeed Dr. Johns in the presidential chair. Mr. Edward Morgan seconded. The mtoion was carried unanimously. Mr. Evan Evans, in returning thanks, ex- pressed the hope that a larger measure of support would be given to the Council by the "churches of the town and district during the next; session. That room ought to be filled, and an enthusiasm should be shown which would justify their existence. He did not know whether the secret of their indifference lay in the fact that the Council had not con- sidered the two languages, and that some of their Welsh friends felt a little out in the cold owing to their carrying on too much of the business in English. If it militated against the success) of the Council, he would prefer seeing both sections separated. It was worthy of their consideration. They should also get more assistance from the ladies, who should be given more work in the future. A ladies' branch in connection with the Council would be of great benefit to the town. During the next session there were many questions of vital importance which they should consider, and he hoped that all would do their work thoroughly. TREASURER. Mr. William Samuel proposed that Mr. L. W. Adams, draper, be appointed to succeed him as treasurer. He was obliged to relin- quish the position on account of his ill- health. Mr. William Eynon seconded the motiun, which was carried LCnJ. con. VICE-PRESIDENTS. The following were elected vice-presidents: —Revs. Iona M. Williams and M. H. Ed- wards, Messrs. E. Willis Jones and William Samuel, Church Street. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. According to therlllüs the executive com- mittee must consist of six ministers and six laymen. Seven ministers were nominated, and the ballot resulted as followsElected: Revs. Wynne Owen, J. J. Jones, W. Adams, Richard Williams, E, Sutton (Wesleyan); non- elected, Rev. R. Gwylfa Roberts. Laymen elected: Messrs. James Hansard, W. Eynon, W. Morris, John Davies, E. W. Morgan, and W. Phillips; non-elected, Messrs. James, W. Davies (Market Street), White, Seth Jones, R. W. Davies (Soar), Thomas (Dock), and S. Evans. I A vote of thanks to the retiring officers concluded the meeting.
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I North Pembrey County Election.…
North Pembrey County Election. I To the Editor of the Llanelly Mercury." Sir,—I read with interest, mixed with a good dose of disappointment, in the "Mer- cury" the letters of "Fairplay" and "Jus- tice" on the above "hanging-fire" election. I read with interest because one of the candi- dates holds rather peculiar views on econo- mics, and the idea of such a person to become "even chalk" with an old member goes beyond my feeble comprehension. I read with a good dose of disappointment owing to the fact that it is almost impossible for a person who has no friend in court to get even a shadow of equity. I No doubt as "Fairplay" said, the County Authority ought to ask the central authority I for permission to see the disputed vote. Nevertheless, I cannot for the life of me see eye to eye with "Justice" when demanding the owner of this particular vote to appear before the members of the County Council, in order to tell them which way he thought of voting. According to my humble opinion it would be a violation of the Ballot Act. It would surely be most illogical and absurd to do such a thing. I have no doubt whatever that it is not necessary, because tlrose who have seen this troublesome vote say that the intention of I the voter is plain enough. The whole trouble is the minority man.—I am, etc., I ELECTOR. I in ——-
--I County Bye-election.I
County Bye-election. To the Editor of the Llanelly Mercury." Sir,—It seems to me most amusing about the recent election at Pembrey (North), in connection with the County Council. There was an election to be on the 26th April, which was afterwards withdrawn. Now again the contest will take place on May 10th. It is enough to make a person think that there is a great national or constitutional crisis resting on this election. Surely, there are some cross-currents somewdiiere, working with all their might to oust Mr. T. E. Davies from his seat. As a matter of fact, it is his. If not, why not have a recount, and I am positive that Mr. Davies has got the majority. But there the rub comes in. It will be a question of petition, and petition means a deposit. Therefore, the want of money stands between a poor man and his rights; and this reminds me of the old saying, "One law for the rich, and one for the poor" Now I appeal to the working-men of North Pembrey to vote solid for the friend of the working-man, for a person who has always raised his voice for the oppressed and against the oppressor. Whether in an inquest or on the County Council, whilst a lecturer he was always pleading for the collier, and that to the detriment of his own interest. Really speaking, lie has a pass-ion for the workers, and is always at war with poverty; and he is never happy unless he is addressing the workers, either at Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London, or on some street corner in Glamor- ganshire or Carmarthenshire. Well, I do cor- dially believe that. he lias a message, like the prophets of old, hence the reason that he never feels ashamed to speak to his fellow- men whenever opportunity occurs. The elec- tors of Pembrey can take it from me that the presence of Mr. Davies in the County Council will cause some shock amongst the old- fashioned Whigs. Mr. Davies is also a great believer in the "Back to the Land" movement; he is like Goldsmith—"When every rood maintains its man." Courage means liberty; therefore, have sufficient courage to strike a cross opposite Mr Mr. T. E. Davies's name on May 10th.—I am, etc., LIBERTY.
EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. I
EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. FORMATION OF NEW ASSOCIATION. There was a large and enthusiastic muster of East Carmarthen Conservatives at the Con- servative Club, Llanelly, for the purpose of forming a separate association for East Car- marthen. Mr Mervyn Peel, presided. Those present included Colonel Lloyd Harries, Capt. W. P. Jeffreys, Captain Joshua Lloyd, Lieut. De Rees, Messrs. Ernest Trubshavv, R. H. Sampson, F. R. Nevill, Herbert Peel, Llewelyn John, and E. J. Clarke (agent). The Chairman said that they had long felt it was necessary to have: a separate organisa- tion for the Eastern Division. Their agent had worked very hard b .illJprO\e the organi- zation, but it was impossible to expect him to get two very extensive divisions into thorough order. He, therefore moved the following resolution:— That this representative meeting of Con- servatives and Unionists do hereby resolve to form a separate association for this divi- sion, to be called the East Carmarthenshire. Conservative and Unionist Association. Mr. J. ReJs (Garnant) seconded, and ihe r< solution received, unanimous approval. I Earl Cawdor was elected president, on the motion of Mr. Trubshaw, supported by C'apt. Jeffreys. Mr. Trubshaw. in supporting the motion for the election of Mr Mervyn Pell as ohaiiman, said it would be a. distinct loss to the new movement if Mr. Peel did not accept the posi- tion. He had for several years been the life and soul of the party in the county (applause) and had also given his services unstintingly to further the cause throughout the Principality (applause). The motion was carried enthusiastically.
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