TO THE CONSTITUENCY or THE CARDIGAN BO HOUGHS. GENTLEMEN, IB F-FORE three weeks are passed the present Parliament — will probably be dissolved, and your Representation be again placed at your own disposal. Under these circumstances I feel it my duty at once to inform you of my intention of offering myself as a Can- didatc to fill the position so long and proudly held by my dear Father and Brother. I trust that my Political Creed needs no explanation, as It is that which my Family has always upheld. I shall do myself the pleasure of calling on you all on an early day. Believe me, Gentlemen, to be Your sincere Friend, and obedient Servant, EDWARD LEWIS PRYSE. I Gogerddan, March 7th, 1857.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CARDIGAN BOROUGHS. GENTLEMEN, w HEN, in January, 18-55, I complied with a Requi- sition, most numerously and respectably signed, to offer myself as a Candidate to Represent you in Parliament, I did so under the impression that there was to be no Contest, and that I should be the harbinger of Peace but the partisanship of a few persons caused an opposition, which I resisted from a regard to the sentiments of the Requi- sitionists, and NOT to serve any ambition of my own for in truth I had none on the subject of a Seat in Parliament, having more than once declined to come forward as a Candidate. I now find that the attention I have, during three Sessions, paid to your interests, and those of the Nation at large, has not disarmed that spirit of resistance to me, which manifested itself on the former occasion, and that I am at the approaching Dissolution to encounter an Oppo- nent. However agreeable it may be for those who love Political Strife, to witness a Contested Election, I feel no participation therein, nor will I knowingly become the Representative of a Borough Constituency so divided as above, though the strenuous exertions of my kind and con- sistent Supporters may secure me a small and possibly doubtful Majority. I will, therefore, at once retire from this Contest, and abandon that Representation which I sought to render consistent with the spirit of our Constitu- ion, by discriminating between Measures and Men. To those generous and consistent friends, who are again desirous to support me, I offer my grateful acknowledgements; and I beg to remain, Gentlemen, Your very obedient Servant, J. LLOYD DAVIES. I
TO THE CONSTITUENCY OF THE CARDIGAN BOROUGHS. GENTLEMEN, IT HAS become my pleasing duty to inform you, that the threatened contest for the Representation of the Cardigan Boroughs will (as far as Mr. LLOYD DAVIES is concerned) not take place. And I have to thank my Friends sincerely for showing such a bold front in my favour, as to have caused this early retirement of my opponent. Should another antagonist appear, I rely with confidence of success on the numerous promises of support obtained, and the kind and generous feeling displayed towards myself and principles during the present crisis. I am, Gentlemen, Your sincere Friend, and obedient Servant, E. L. PRYSE. GogcrdJan,March 16th, 1857. E. L. PRYSE. I
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF CARDIGAN. GENTLEMEN, THE approaching Dissolution of Parliament will restore J- into your hands the trust you confided to me as your County Member, and I hope my conduct has been such as to justify me in asking for a continuance of that honor. I cannot expect that every vote of mine has been given as every Elector would wish; but I trust all will allow me credit for having voted honestly and to the best of my judgment. Should you be pleased to re-elect me, it will only enchance the obligation I feel under to you for your great kindness towards me, and increase my anxiety to "lent your further confidence, as the Ministry have ad- lsed Her Majesty to dissolve the Parliament on a question upon which Members of all parties differed, and they do not appeal to the country for its response on any great political question, I am not aware that it is necessary for me to say any more. I remain, Gentlemen, Your obliged and faithful Servant, L,3,idon, March 16th, 1857. LISBURNE. I March 16th, 1857. LISBURNE. I
TO THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE UNITED BOROUGHS OF CARMARTHEN AND LLANELLY. GENTLEMEN, A dissolution of Parliament will very shortly take place, and you will have to exercise the constitutional right of again electing your Representative. I have had during four Parliaments, embracing a period of Twenty Years, the high honour of filling that dis- tinguished position, and I now respectfully solicit a con- tinuance of your confidence and support, which it has been my pride to have so long enjoyed. I have endeavoured faithfully, diligently and indepen- dently to perform my public duties and if I shall again be honoured by becoming the object of your choice, I trust, that by persevering in that line of conduct which has hitherto merited your approbation, I shall retain your confidence and regard, which it is the chief desire of my life to deserve, and the highest object of my ambition to possess. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, Your faithful and obliged humble Servant, D. MORRIS. 8, St. James's Place, London, r. March 11th, 1857.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. ￼ GENTLEMEN, THE announcement of a dissolution of the present House of Commons has come upon the Country unexpectedly, and that event, which must soon occair, restores to you the privilege of Electing your Representa- tives in a new Parliament. It is very nearly fifteen years since I first had the honour of representing the County of Carmarthen, and I venture, again, to "seek for a renewal of that honour in the Parliament about to be Elected. My Political conduct during the above eventful period IS before you, and in that time it has frequently been my duty to record my vote on many most important questions, and under very trying circumstances; I therefore, relying the Yoir favourable construction of my motives, appeal to ^8^11 earnest of the future, and indulge the hope 1at you '11 thatyo will, again, place me in that post, which I am so ou to oc Proud t ?"?—?? of one of the representatives of Carmarth With a grat f I With a grateful Collection of the many instances of kindne%s I have ?''?ed from you, believe me, with sentiments of ?- cere regard, ?urfanhful and obliged Servant, 100449a, mumh, rn7 D. SAUNDERS DAVIL, S.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. GENTLEMEN, THE time approaches when I shall return into your hands the important trust confided to me, and solicit to be again placed by your suffrages in the high position of one of your Representatives in Parliament. I shall, if re-elected, be prepared to give my independent but not indiscriminate support to any Government which shall bring forward measures that may appear to me likely to promote the common welfare. Though, in general, I have hitherto upheld a policy adverse to that of Lord Paluierston, yet I should, had I not been prevented by indisposition, have recorded my vote upon the Chinese Question in favour of Ministers, from due consideration of the merits of the case as well as conviction that disastrous "consequences might ensue from a reversal of the proceedings taken by tried officers and public servants in foreign and distant lands, themselves engaged under deep responsibility as to the honor of the English Flag and the safety of all British subjects. I regret much that having been of late afflicted with opthalmia, I have necessarily been absent from my post of duty, more than I could have wished, but I trust that my health may be shortly re-established and the ties which have so long united me with this County may be further and more fully ratified. I hope that my friends will kindly excuse my inability to wait upon each one personally, in order to pay my respects previous to the day of nomination, as my Medical adviser counsels care during the present cold weather, but from the proofs of cordial good feeling which I have received from all classes of this large and influential Constituency, I cherish the earnest expectation that I may again be permitted to act as your Representative, when it will be my anxious endeavour to merit your approbation. I have the honour to be, Your faithful and very grateful Servant, D. JONES, of Pantglia. 82, Eaton Square, London, D. JONES,,)f P,intg l zLs. 1 llth Mareb, 1857.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF BRECKNOCK, AND TOWPI OF LLYWEL- 111,111.11 I'?ll "I'll"?-,? GENTLEMEN, IT is always, to me, a source of regret to disturb the — tranquility of the Electors, but on the present occasion, when a dissolution of Parliament will shortly take place, I must seek your indulgence, by again offering myself as a Candidate for your suffrages. The factious, rind I am bound to say, inconsistent coali- tion, that has thus prematurely caused the dissolution, will have the effect of testing the general sentiments of the country with little doubt in the minds of impartial judges, as to the political conduct of the present Govern- From the time Lord Palmerston accepted oflicc, at a moment of the greatest difficulty, to the present, his policy has been conducted on a sound, wise, and independent basis. His conclusion of the Russian and Persian wars have not only been most satisfactory, but only conducive to th interests of our Country. Therefore from the patriotic feeling so remarkable in the Welsh character, I can con- fidently appeal to your hearts and good understanding, for your approbation of such a Government. My Politics have been well known to you ever since 1832, neither have I seen cause for the slightest change; and if you do me the honour of again returning me as your Member, you will find me equally anxious for your pros- perity, and desirous of furthering the great work of civilization over the whole world, as well as revising such National laws as affect the interests of the Kingdom at large." I may, perhaps, more especially allude to the long agitated question of Church Rates, which I confidently believe will be speedily settlcd in the New Parliament to the mutual satisfaction of Churchman and Dissenter. As soon as my duties will admit of my return, I shall do myself the honor of personally calling upon you. In the mean time, allow me to subscribe myself, Your very faithful Servant, House of Commons, LLOYD V AUG HAN WATKINS. I March 13tli, 1857.
BONNETS, STRAW BONNETS, SHOP KEEPERS, MILLINERS, AND BUYERS OF STRAW BONNETS, STRAW HATS, RIBBONS, FLOWERS, LACE, &c., That can pay CASH, will save TWENTY PER CENT. by Purchasing of JONES and Co., BRISTOL. CARMARTHEN PUBLIC ROOMS. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. NOTICE is hereby given, that the Annual General i Meeting of the Shareholders of the above Company will be held at the CARMAIITHUN PUBLIC ROOMS, on FlU- DAY, the 27th Day of MARCH instant, at 12 o'Clock at Noon. By order of the Directors, W. SPURRELL, Secretary. Carmarthen, March 13th, 1857. COUNTY OF THE BOROUGH OF CARMARTHEN. JOHN JOHNES, Esquire, Recorder. RFL-AIE next General QUARTER SESSIONS of the JL Peace for this County of the Borouib, will be held before JOHN JOHNES, ESQ., at the GUILDHALL, in the said County of the Borough, on WEDNESDAY, the 8th day of APRIL next, at Eleven in the forenoon. WILLIAM JONES, Clerk of the Peace. Clerk of the Peace's Office, March 19th, 1857. FREEHOLD FARM FOR SALE. Preliminary Announcement. MR. WALTER LLOYD Is instructed to Offer for Public Competition, about the Middle of APRIL, of which due Notice will be given in future advertisements, 'I"IIE valuable and very desirable Freehold Farm and Lands, called WEST DOWN, situate in the Parish of St. Ishmael, containing about 50 Acres of very excellent Land. Full particulars will be given in future Advertisements. Penybont, Mydrim, 25 th Feb., 1857. ❖ X FREEMASONRY. St. TEILO LODGE, LLANDILO.-No. 996. RETUREN are infhat in consequence of -B unforeseen circumstances, the OPENING of this not take place until TUESDAY, the 31st en it will be opened in ancient form, by Brother John Johnes, It W. Prov. G. M. for Western Division of South Wales, assisted bv Brother F. D. Michael (of Swansea Lodge, No. 288), P.m;, and Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, for the Eastern Division of South Wales, at two o CLOCK P.M. precisely. Dinner will be on the Table at Six p.m. TICKETS (including Wine), lo8. 6d. each; to be had at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo. An Omnibus will start from the Ivy Bush Hotel, Car- marthen, at half-past 11 A.M. precisely and return the same night. Tickets to be had of brother Valentine llees. Brethren intending to dine will have the goodness to forward their names, and No. of their Lodges, on or before the 27th inst. By Order, J- WALKER, Hon. Sec. Llandilo, 18th March, 18o7. HARVEY'S SAUCE.—The admirers of this celebrated Fish Sauce arc particularly requested to observe, that none is genuine but that which bears the name of WILLIAM LAZENBY on the back of each bottle, in addition to the front label used so many years, and signed ELIZABETH LAZENBY. X^ i?E??ON'S' ESSENCE OF ANCHOVIES I > continues to be prepared with that peculiar care which has rendered it so universally esteemed. Manu- factured only at their old established Fish-Sauce Ware- house 6, EdwMda Street, Portman Square, London. FOR SALE, ￼ TWO-YEAR Old DULL, of the Ayrshire breed that A won the Prize at the Llandilo Agricultural Society. Apply to Mr. JOHN LEWIS, Grongar, near Llandilo. MILCH COW ON SALE, The Property of Mr. J. l'q. Evans, Peny-G-arreg- Aberayron. A Fine large handsome Strawberry Coloured Three Yeais old Heifer, (with Heifer Calf a few days old at her feet.) Price 16 Guineas. N:B. This Heifer with immense udder is from one of the best Cows J. N. Evans has ever had in his po-session, and he can with confidence recommend her to any friend. DAVID THOMAS, of Llwyncelyn Cottage, in the I Parish of Llandingat, in the County of Carmarthen, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, That I will not be responsible for any debts or liabilities which may be contracted by my wife, Margaret Thomas. Dated this 11th day of March, 1857. DAVID THOMAS. Llwyncelyn Cottage. TO BE LET, And Entered upon the 25th MARCH next, THE House in Ficton Terrace, with Coach House, Stable )? and Garden attached, late in the occupation of Miss PHILLIPS. Apply to Mr. W. G. THOMAS, Lammas-street. Carmarthen, March 18, 18-57. TO LET, BLOOMFIELD, NEAR NARBERTH. Possession given June next. For particulars apply to Mr. THOMAS, of Rushacre, near Narberth. STALLION FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Ox WEDNESDAY, THE 15th OF APRIL NEXT, BY MR. BENJAMIN JOlES, AUCTIONEER, At the THREE COMPASSES FIELD, Lammas Street, Carmarthen, at half-past Two o'clock P.M., THAT "WELL KNOWN THOROUGH BRED ENTIRE HORSE, LIONE. L," The Property of Mr. JOHN TTIQMAS, Jun., of Dei-Itys. For Pedigree see Stud Book; or Cards may be obtained at the Three Compasses Inn, Carmarthen. Journal-office, March 16th, 1857. LLANlJILO. TO BE LET (With Immediate Possession), THE CASTLE HOTEL, THE present Proprietor, Mr. WILLIAM JONES, retiring JL from Business, is desirous of Letting the above-named well known House, the Family, Commercial, and Local Business of which has been established above 40 Years, The Hotel is situate in the best part of this rapidly im- proving Town, and within two fields' distance of the Rail- way Station, and comprises an excellent Commercial Room, private Dining and Sitting Rooms, large Club Room, Smoke Room, Bar and Bar Parlour, Kitchens, Tap Room, Larder, Pantries, Ten large Bedrooms, superior Cellarage, Brewhouse, Stabling for Thirty Horses, Coach Houses, ex- tensive Stable Yards and Outbuildings, with a large Kitchen Garden adjoining. The FURNITURE, which is of Modern Style, consists of handsome Mahogany Sideboards, Dining Tables, Chairs, Pier Glasses, Sofas, Couches, Four-post and other Bed- steads, Dressing Tables, Wash-hand Stands, Dressing Glass- es, Carpets. &c.. &c. A good Fly, Phaetons, Cart, &c., Sets of Four-horse and other Harness, nearly new; Two Horses; about 10 Tons of well-harvested Hay; Brewing Copper, Utensils, &c., &c., all of which can be taken at a valuation or otherwise. A large FIELD, immediately adjoining, can be held with the Hotel. For further particulars, apply to Mr. WILLIAM JONES, Castle Hotel, Llandilo. March 12th, 1857. W. T. B. B.—Your communication is inadmissible. We cannot insert, or notice in any way, any communica- tion that is sent to us anonymously but those who choos- to address us in confidence will lind their confidence re- spected. Neither can we undertake to return any manu- scripts whatever. It is requested that any complaints respecting the delay in the delivery of this Paper, be immediately addressed to he Editor, so that the proper representation may be made to he Postmaster-General. tjgg" THE WELSHMAN is Published every Friday morning at Six o'clock.
Mr. Lloyd Davies has retired from the contest to represent the Cardigan Boroughs, leaving Captain Pryse to be re- turned without opposition, a result not consistent with the expectation of the electors, who were led to believe that Mr. Davies would have gone to the poll, although his expressed opinions and the votes he has uniformly recorded, have met with very little sympathy from his constituents, who are as a body perhaps more liberal in their political sentiments than any other borough in the Principality. He no doubt conscientiously voted on various important questions, but it is boldly asserted that they have not represent- ed those who sent him to Parliament, and hence the dis- satisfaction which induced Capt. Pryse to present himself as a candidate, and he declares his principles to be those which the Gogerddan family has for a long period supported. The liberal electors will, therefore, return their candidate with- out the excitement of a contest. Sir John Owen will not be opposed by Mr. Kinderley, as was stated some time since, so that the venerable baronet will probably retain his seat until disabled by the increasing infirmities of age. There has been no other change whatever in electioneering matters in this district, since our last impression.
When Lord Palmerston declared his intention to dis- solve Parliament, the supporters of Mr. David Morris who represents the Carmarthen Boroughs, determined to present him with an address, expressing their approval of his political conduct, and their purpose to re-elect him. A large number of the constituents met together and arrange- ments were made, not only for the presentation of an address but for a demonstration on an extensive scale. The details were left to a sub-committee, who prepared a programme of the proceedings, which gave universal satisfaction. We give an outline of what was to be done that the public may know the gratifying manner in which the electors would have met their representative had it not been for a stupid blunder, respecting which we shall have more to say presently. Mr. Morris intended to return to Carmarthen on Monday, and he was to be met about two miles on the road by the electors in procession, with music, banners, &c. A carriage drawn by four greys was provided, and on the hon member entering it the horses were to be removed, and the carriage drawn into the town by twenty-four voters decorated with ribbons. On reaching tho Town Hall an address was to be formally presented to him. The shops were to be closed, and every means used to make the de- monstration as perfect as possible. All this was in perfect accordance with public feeling, and not within the prohibitory clauses of the recent Act to prevent corrupt practices at elections. But the borough cannot pay this high compliment to Mr. Morris, on account of the meddling interference of Mr. James Bagnall, whose insatiable love of notoriety has again brought him into an unenviable position. No man is wise at -all times," runs an old proverb, but can any one tell us when Mr. James Bagnall performed a public act which has not entailed upon him the op- position of his friends-those whom he professes to act with ? Like Lord Palmerston he surrounds himself with difficulties, but unlike the noble Premier he has no aptitude to get out of them. We will not, however magnify any man into undue importance, and we would not notice Mr. James Dagnall in this place were it not necessary in giving a history of the proceedings and we would seriously counsel him to discard public affairs and devote his attention exclusively to business, as in that de- partment his transactions are always spoken of with respect. Well, then, to resume our narrative, when the resolu- tions of the committee were known, Mr. James Bagnall wrote to Mr. Morris informing him what had been done. We must here pause to inquire the authority under which this letter was written, as he was not a member of the sub-committee, neither was he instructed to communicate tho proceedings. It is true he shields himself by the assurance that he is in the habit of corresponding with Mr. Morris, and that the letter was merely that of "one geDleman to another." But the inhabitants of the town look upon it as an impertinent interference, and the disapprobation which it has created should con- vince him that be cannot offend with impunity. Mr. Lewis Morris, the chairman of the committee, was the proper person to inform the Member what had been done, were it even necessary to do so; but from the beginning it was properly deemed advisable not to acquaint the hon. member with the arrangements further than was absolutely required. Of course when the matter was laid before Mr. Morris, for aught he knew officially, he naturally requested that no demonstration should he made and a letter to that cffcct, rcceivcd by Mr. James Bagnall, having been read to the general committee, on Wed- nesday, a discussion arose, which terminated in the abandonment of every nrrangement which had been made There is only one feeling in the town in reference to t:1is cohtrc-tcmps, and that is one of unbounded indig- nation at the meddling which has produced it. Mr. Morris was never more popular with his con- stituents than at the present moment. His political conduct has been most consistent with the pledges given in the excitement of the hustings, and that the principles to which he is attached are in unison with the electors cannot be more satisfactorily proved than from the fact that in a few days four-fifths of the voters in Carmarthen have voluntarily signed the following address, which will shortly be presented To David Morris, Esq., M.P. Wo the undersigned, being your friends and political sup- porters, deem it our duty to take the earliest possible opportunity of meeting you on your return among us in order to mark our warm appreciation of your conduct as our Representative in Parliament. Your zealous and diligent discharge of the onerous and important duties imposed upon you in that capacity, has always been such as to merit our most entire and cordial approbation. We have seen moreover with much satisfaction the con- sistent support which you have accorded to the sound and patriotic policy of Lord Palmerston's administration, during a time of the greatest difficulty, and we have witnessed with especial pleasure your opposition to the attempt which was lately made to overthrow his Government, an attempt which we consider to have been based on a factious combination far exceeding the legitimate objects of party politics. You have now faithfully represented this Borough in Parliament for 20 years, and no opponent has appeared during that period to dispute your seat, and we have pleasure in assuring you, that should occasion require it you may rely upon our united and strenuous endeavours to secure your return. Carmarthen, March —, 1857. During the long period of twenty years, Mr. Morris has maintained the political principles on which he was elected and in supporting Lord Palmerston against the Coalition," he gave further proof of independence and a desire to serve his country in opposition to many of thosa who sit on the same side of the House with him- self. This last important vote of his cannot be too highly appreciated, and the unanimity with which ho will be re-elected will, no doubt, have a powerful effect on his votes in the new Parliament when the strength of Ministers will be tested. Notwithstanding the dis- agreeable overthrow of the project for Monday, the con- stituents will not surely be frustrated in the purpose to express their approbation of Mr. Morris's political career in a demonstration even more signal than the one which has been abandoned. Let the committee, who have throughout acted with prudence and zeal, set to work in earnest. The whole town is -with them. It may easily be done, as false friends can never again deceive.
LOCAL INTELLIOENCE. I Lord Dynevor has purchased Hampden House, in Green- street, late the residence of the Earl of Kinnoull, whose family have removed to Portman-square. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Pantglas, were among, the distin- guished party invited to the last banquet given by Viscount, and Vi*counte§g Palmerston. Among the guests invited to the banquet given by tho Earl and Countess of Derby were Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Pantglas. MAILS TO IRELAND.—A petition to the postmaster general has been numerously signed in this and other towns in South Wales, praying that the Mails for the South of Ire- land may be sent via Milford. CARMARTHEN MUSICAL SOCIETY.—A subscription concert in connection with this Society was given on Tuesday even- ing in the Assembly Rooms. The attendance was remarkably large, and the performance was of more than average excellence. CARIIARTTIEN SCHOOL or ART.—David Jones, a pupil of this school, has just obtained from the Department of Scicnce and Art,, a renewal of his prize studentship for the en- suing year. James Bush, for his drawing in chalk, has had conferred on him a free pupilship for the ensuing year also, and Mr. George ltevel, master of the Lancasterian School, has received a full certificate of competency in drawing. CARMARTHEN COUNTY COUItT.-The monthly court was held on Thursday in the Town Hall, before John Johnes, Esq. There was not a single case of insolvency, and the plaints heard were of an ordinary character and devoid of interest except to the parties concerned. DEVELOPMENT OF TltADE BY THE RAILWAY. It has been truly remarked that Railway creates traffic previously little expected, but probably in no instance more surprising in extent than in the apparently trifling article of Cockles. An average of three tons per day is forwarded from the Ferryside, the aggregate amount of carriage amounting to about seven pounds per week. CARMARTIIEN POLICE COURT.-At the Town Hall on Tuesday, before the Iayor, W IfI. Morris, Esq., and E. H. Stacey, Esq. benjamin Evans was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for leaving his cart m Guild-hall Square without any one to protect it. The license of the Cock public house, King- street, was transferred from John Evans to Mary Evans, his widow. On Monday, before E. H. Stacey, Esq. David Jones was remanded until Friday on a charge of drukenness and assaulting the police. THE BODY OF A CHILD FOUND.—Eight or nine days ago a servant ot Dr. Lloyd first observed in afield under the Parade a small solid bundle, which did not sufficiently attract his attention as to induce him to examine it, and it remained there until Thursday last, when he passed close to the place, and on moving it discovered the putrid remains of an infant of very tender age, wrapped up in a shawl. It is conjectureu that the child had been disinterred and deposited in the held fur discovery. At present nothing is known respecting it 'but an inquiry is being instituted, and an inquest will be held this evening on the body. CARMARTHEN SCHOOL OF Ar..T, -On Monday last the committee met at the School Room, near the Parade, when there were present—Messrs. W. Morris, Dr. Lloyd, Jno. Thomas, James Rowlands, John Hug-has, J, Barker, J. B. Jeffries, T. Bright, H. liowells, W. Smith, and the Rev. W. Reed. The resignation of Mr. Davies the master was ac- cepted, and the Secretary was directed to make application for the appointment of another master with higher certifi- cates. The state of the funds, the management of the school, &c. were considered, and means will be adopted to make them more complete in every respect than heretofore. A subscription list was opened in the room and it is expected that the required amount will be readily obtained. CARMARTHEN PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Monday last, before Henry Lawrence, Esq., M.D., Capt. David Davies, and Rees Goring Thomas, Esq- P.C. David James charged Joseph Teakle with vagrancy. Com- plainant stated that he took the prisoner into custody at Pensarn, on the the previous day, because he was begging. The prisoner was reprimanded and discharged. Mr. Thomas Anthony, Muddlescwm, Kidwelly, charged Thomas Davies, his servant in husbandry, with leaving his service. Com- plainant stated that in December, 1855, at Kidwelly, he hired defendant to serve him for a year, at the wages of Lll 10, and that he afterwards absconded from his service without his consent or other lawful excuse. Defendant was discharged from his service on paying costs. P.C. Wm. Jones charged John Awbery, Banknewydd, Llanddarog, with drunkonncss. Complainant said that on the 7th inst., at Poutybcrcm, Llangendeirne, the defendant was drunk and creating a disturbance. The defendant was fined 5s. and costs. Mr. William Oakley, Llwynygwcw, Llandefei- log, charged Mrs. Mary Jones, Cwmafel, Llandefeilog, with trespass. Complainant said The defendant trespassed on my field at Llwyngwcw, abused my cattle, and drove them out of the field in question, doing damage to the pasture to the amount of 2s. 6d. The field was rented to my father by Mr. Barker, with the defendant's husband's consent. The de- fendant was ordered to pay the amount of damage and costs. Mrs. Bridget Davies, Spilman-street, Carmarthen, charged John Williams, Bryntirion, and William Morgan, Pen- rbiwlas, Abernant, with cutting trees. Mr. Joseph Lewis said I am Mrs. Davies's agent, and she is the owner of Penyceiri, where the trees in question were growing. The seven trees which the defendants cut were ash trees, value X2. Defendants admitted the offence, and were fined Is. each, -,tiid il each, the value of the trees, and costs. John Dudley was charged with housebreaking, and was committed to the Assizes (The particulars appear in our Assize report). John Thomas, relieving officer, charged David Williams, late of Laugharne township, with neglecting to maintain his son. The complainant said that on the 16th ult., the defendant's son, born, in wedlock, became charge- able to the township of Laugharne, in consequence of de- fendant neglecting to maintain him, he being able to do so. Defendant was committed to the House of Correction for a month. John Hancocke, Ffynondown, Llanstephan, charged Eliza Samuel, his servant in husbandry, with leav- ing his service, Mr. Hancocke said that he hired defendant at St. Clears fair, in October last, to serve him for a year, at the wages of 14. She entered his service, but absented herself without his consent or other lawful excuse. Discharged frqln oervico. FAIRS were held at Llanarth, Mydrim and Langadock on the 12th, and at Tregaron on the 16th instant. At each place there was but a small number of horses and colts on offer and very few good ones, but the attendance of buyers being large, nearly the whole were disposed of at highly satisfactory prices. A full average number of store pig. were shown with a very brisk demand at fully late rates. NEWCASTLE EMLYN. On Saturday last Newcastle Em- lyn and the borough of Adpar presented a very lively and interesting appearance owing to its having been ascertained that E. C. L. Fitzwilliams, Esq., barrister-at-law, the pro- prietor of the Cilgwyn estate, intended visiting his estate for the first time since he left his neat and picturesque residence the Emlyn Cottage more than two years ago. At two p.m., a large concourse of the inhabitants of the town and neigh- bourhood, about 1,600 in number, congregated, and, accom- panied by the splendid Bionwydd band, met the learned gentleman on the Cardigan road, about a mile out of the town, where after great hesitation he was prevailed upon to enter an open carriage provided for the occasion, and was then drawn through the town to Adpar cottage the residence of William Prout, Esq. Language would fail to describe the respect and enthusiasm with which Mr. Fitzwilliams was hailed by all classes, and it must have given him ample evi- dence of his popularity and worth, and that the town and neighbourhood are not insensible of the advantages his residence among them conferred. LLANELLY AND LLANDILO RAILAVAY.-DIAHOLIC.VL ACT. On Wednesday evening, the 11th inst, some fiend in human form reversed the switch near Pontardulais station, with the intention (no doubt) of throwing the train off the rails. Fortunately it was observed in time hy the engine driver, (William Harry, to whom much credit is due,) who immediately shut off the steum and put the breaks on, so that the engine only ran off the rails. The train was de- tained about an hour, but with triflins damage to the machinery. It is to be hoped that the dastardly rascal or rascals will be brought to justice. LLANEI,LY PETTY SESSIONS were adjourned till next week in consequence of the Assizes. LLANELLY MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. The discussion class met on Tuesday evening last, when the question, Should a National System of Education be established on a Secular or Scriptural basis," was introduced by Mr. Barne- cutt, who delivered an address explanatory of the two systems. He dwelt upon the primary object of all educa- tion-to elevate the masses morally and intellectually—and contended that mere secular instruction would not accom- plish that object, but that a sound Scriptural education was the only one likely to do o, and hoped that no system which did not contain the Scriptural element would receive the sanction of the Legislature. He alluded to the secular sys- tem so general in Prussia, Franee, and Italv, an £ though Prussia is said to be the best educated country in Europe, so far as secular instruction goes, yet its people are classed amongst the most demoralised nations in the world. The unsectarian system of the British and Foreign School Society, he contended, was the best, and would meet the requirements of the age, and quoted from the report of Mr. Bowstead, H.M. Inspector of Schools, on the satisfactory working of this system in Wales, in support of this view. Mr. Bright read a lecture in support of the Manchester system, from which it appeared that, though called a secular system, they did not wish to exclude the great moral teachings of the Bible, but rather that the Bible should not be used as a common class book, and that the schoolmaster should infuse its principles j orally, by precept and example. After some remarks from Mr. Guest and others, the discussion was adjourned for a fortnight. Mr. Meyler Daniel presided, and the audience was larger than usual. LLANELLY RAILWAY.—The company have determined to run a mid-day train between Llanelly and Llandilo. LLANELLY.—ACCIDENT AT ST. GEORGE'S COLLIRRy.-On Monday last a youth, sixteen years of age, was killed by being crushed between two trams, whilst at work under ground. LLANF,LT,Y.- Great inconvenience is experienced on dark nights by the numerous inhabitants of the Wern in going along the road leading from the pottery to their homes, there being no lamp or guide posts. The authorities it is hoped will either cause a lamp or two to be erected, or a few white-washed posts, as in other parts of the town, for the benefit of the public. ¡", ¡. ¡, A 1> 'i"
PEMBROKESHIRE. HAVERFOERDWEST STEEPLE CHASE. These races came off on Wednesday, at Tier's Cross, five miles from Haverfordwest, under the stewardship of G. Lort Phillips, Esq., and R. D. Ackland, Esq. The weather was very unfavourable, and consequently the attendance was not very numerous. There was, however, a good gathering of sporting gentry. The first race was well contested, and the second race was a very close one, -each winning horse having gained by a length and a half. A large sum is said to have changed hands. The following is the result:— or EX STEEPLE CHASE. I A handicap of £ 5 each, two forfeit, the sewnd li^rso to save his stake, with £ 50 added, over about four miles of country.. st. lbs. 11 2.-Mr. Powell's b.h. St. David. 1 9 12.—Mr. A. L. Phillips's Arthur. 2 10 O.—Mr.LortPhinips's Night Shade. 3 9 10.—Mr. Davis's Roselia. 4 10 2.—Captain Burke's Old Screw. 0 10 O.-M-r. Morris's Tom Tinker. 0 11 7.—Mr. Lie wellin's Victim dr. SECOND RACE. A Handicap of JE3 each, with X20 added, one forfeit, for horses that have been regularly hunted with any pack of fox bounds in Wales this season, and that have never won zC40, over about three miles of country, the second horse to save his stakes. st. lbs. 10 10.—Mr. A. L. Phillips's Arthur. 1 111 117. .l Mr. Douglas's Wideawake. 2 10 7.—Mr. Lewis's Miss Bolton 3 10 7,-Mr. Lye's Lady Charlotte. 0 10 10.-l\Ir.I..ort Phillips's Violet. 0 A Ball took place in the evening at the Assembly ltoom which was numerously attended. Dancing was kept up until 4 o'clock next morning. The following were among the company present:—G. Lort Phillipps and It, D. Acii- land, Esqrs., (Stewards) Mrs. Henry Mathias and Miss L. Phillips, Baroness and the Misses de llutzen, Mr. Buckby and the Misses Buckby, Miss E. Beynon, Trewern, Mr. Bey- non, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Ackland, Mr. William Evans and Miss Evans, Mrs. Owen, Havefordwest, the Misses and Miss A. ,Phillip, Mr. Row, Mr. Stokly, Viscount Prust, Mr. A. L. Emlyn, Mr. Clay, Captain Stokes, Captain and Mrs. P. L Phillips, Colonel Dunn, Captain Agg, Mr. Thorston, 27tlj Fusiliers, Mr. and Mrs. Philipps, Cwmgwilly, Mr. Labart, R.A.P., Mr. Eaton Evans, Mr. Philipps, M.P., and Mrs. Philipps, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Peel, Mr. and Mrs. X. Peel, Mr. and Mrs Roch, Butterhill, the Misses Brigstocke, Burton, Mr. and Mrs. W. Davies, Mr. Picton Evans, Mr. Charles Prust, Mr. Syng and Miss Vincent, Master Bowen, Miss Crymes, Mr. Lloyd Phillips, Mr. and Nlrs. Cooksor,, the Misses Morgan James, Mr. and Miss Massey, Miss Row, Mr. and Airs. Roger Powell, Mr. Synge, Captain Svnge, Mr. and Mrs. Folev, Rev. William Harris, St Brides, Mr. Hugh Leech, Mr. Reyal, 56th Regiment, Mr. C. Butler, 91th Re- giment, Miss Powell, Ali. and Mrs. Peel, Stonehall, Captain Butler, Captain Follett, Mr. John Higgon, Mr. James Hig- gon, Mrs. Dure, Miss Ackland, Mr. and Mrs. Harris, Pem- broke Dock, Mr. and Mrs. Denny, Mr. J. B. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Philipps, Miss Parks, Miss Hakley, M, r. T. H. Row, Mr. R. I. Phillips, Major Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Waters, Miss Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen, Miss Allen, Rickeston, Mrs. and Miss Saunders, Mr. Davies, Clareston, Mr. Jones, Bolton Hill, &c.
On the 16th instant, as Mr. William Brenning, of Pem- broke-dock, was coming up the harbor with a cargo of gravel his little vessel the Maccaron" suddenly went down in deep water. PEMBROKE BOROUGH ELECTIONS.—Mr. Kinderley ha- ving denied all intentions of contesting the representation of Pembroke and its contributory boroughs, Sir John Owen will probably be returned without opposition. THE PEMBROKE-DOCK BRANCH OF THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—Surveys have this week been reinstituted on this line near Pembroke-Dock, a guarantee of immediate proceedings in its construction. GREAT REDUCTIONS IN PEMBROKE YARD.—Notice has this week been issued by the Captain Superintendent of this yard that all war appointments are forthwith to cease, and that on Saturday next all the extra men and horses are to be discharged. This will bo the cause of considerable distress in the neighbourhood, a necessary consequence resulting from the re-establishment of peace. PFI,IBYLOKY,-DOCK. CkL'Tlo, TO PARENTS.—On Sunday last, whilst Mr. Dally Tailor and his wife were from home, his children went to a drawer where their father keeps a flask with powder in it-one of the boys put some in the fire which created mirth for the youngsters. They then put more, and the result was that the contents of the flask caugbl fire and a violent explosion ensued; one of the children is burned fearfully, and another very much about the face and neck. Happily the fragments of the flask did not strike either of them, or instant death would have probably ensued. NEWPORT.—The weather during the past week has been very unsettled and boisterous. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in particular, when it blew terrific gales from the westward. Spring sowing and all the out-door labour is rapidly progressing in this district. BAPTIST MONTHLY MEETING.—The monthly meeting of the Baptists for the English portion of Pembrokeshire was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 10th and 11th instant, at Horeb Popehill, near Haverfordwest. On Tues- day the services commenced at 6 in the evening, and were introduced by Mr. Thomas Rees, student at the Haver- fordwest College. Two sermons were preached by the Rev. Levi Thomas, of Narberth, and the Rev. T. Davies, president of the Haverfordwest College. The service was concluded by the Rev. T. D. Matthias, of Bethlehem. On Wednesday morning at 10 the service was commenced by the Rev. B. Evans, of Broadhaven, and sermons were preached by the Rev. T. Burditt, classical tutor of the Ha- verfordwest College, and the Rev. John Rees, of Martje- twy. The Rev. J. H. Thomas, of Milford, concluded with prayer. In the evening at G the service was commenced by the Rev. H. Evans, of Popehill, and the Rev. Levi Thomas, of Narberth, preached. This concluded the series of meetings, which were very numerously attended by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. The fine steam-ship Pacific, it is said, is about to be placed upon the line between Cork and Milford, for the purpose of conveying passengers and cargo, and, it is hoped, the maits also, to and from the south of Ireland. ROOSE AND DUNGLEDDY PETTY SESSIONS. Thomas Smith, charged with drunkenness, was fined 5s. and costs.— John Owens was charged with an assault. Case dismissed. —William Thomas, John Thomas, James Thomas, Thomas Thomas, and Richard Thomas, were summoned by the Over- seers of Roch for not maintaining their mother. The case against John Thomas was dismissed; the others were or- dered to contribute according to their means. HATERFOBDWEST POLICE. On the 12th ￼ the magistrates' clerk's oSce, before Be • Watta Harries and George Rowe, Esquire. en a sawyer, residing at Honey borough near Neylaud, wu brought up by Mr. SHrerintendent Robinon, by whom e S been apprehended, on suspicion of bavin-, burgl^ entered the dwelling house, of Mr. Stephen DaVIes. farmer, HoneYbo??h. and stolen therefrom a ten pound note of the Bank of England, and two Sve-pound notes of ￼ Hank of Messrs. Walters, and ?103 in sovereigns. He ,i remanded till Saturday. In this case Mr. Supenøtendent Robinson had received a telegraphic message from Mr. Parry, of Honeyborough, reporting the burglary and requesting M immediate attention. He proceeded at once by th D*nT^aa trai and after a good deal of diligent observation,! JWJp». he was ably assisted bv Mr. Frazer, of the South RaUway, apprehended the prisoner with ceit?m monies his possession.—On Tuesday, at the Shire Hall, before the Rev. T. Wasts, J. Phillips, Wm. Owen, and J. P. J?n.es, Esquires—the prisoner who stood remanded on suspicion of having committed the robbery at Honeyborough, was brought up. G. Parry. Esq., attended on the part of the prosecutor, and as there were no facts given and no evi- degce to implicate the prisoner he was discharged by the bench, and the notes and monies found in bis possession restored to him. HAVERFORDWEST POLICE.—On Monday before the Rev. T. Watts and W. Owen, Esq., Benjamin Jones, a man of colour from Demerara, was brought up on A charge of vagrancy. It appeared that the prisoner had been sleeping on the kilns, and being conveyed to the lock-up, tore, when there, the clothes from his person, for the purpose doubtless of having a better suit supplied him at the expence of the town. But in this he was disappointed, as he had a very poor suit from the gaol, and was committed for a week. John Townsend, a tramp from Gloucester, was charged with a similar offence, but was discharged with a caution.-Ori Thursday before the Rev. T. Watts, and John Harvey, Esq., Townsend was brought up under circumstances identical with those in Jones's case, and sent to the House of Correc- tion for a month.—On Friday before the Mayor, George tion for a Tnoiith.- O n Frida? Villiam Thomas, of Bristol, Brown, of Gloucester, and William Thomas, of Bristol, tramps, were brought up charged with vagrancy, but were discharged on promising to leave the town.
CARDIGANSHIRE. TREGARON FAIR.—The annual horse fair and pig market was held on the 16th and 17th inst. The attendance of buyers was very good, heavy draught horses and good strong cob horses were the most in demand, and realised high prices. There were no horned cattle offered. Pigs were in exceedingly good demand, but at rather decreased prices in comparison with other fairs in the county, which have been held lately. AnERYSTwrrir. ACCIDENT. On Saturday last a fatal accident occurred at the village of Llanrhystyd, about eight miles from this town. David Jones, a respectable farmer, residing at Tregynnan, near that village, being it is sup- posed in pursuit of somo sheep which had gone astray on a hill near the sea shore, fell over a high rocky precipice. The occurrence was not witnessed, but his body was found in a bruised state at the foot of the rock, and no doubt could be entertained but that he had met his death as stated. A Verdict of Accidental death" was returned by the jury on the coroner's inquest. —E—WBW————^—1—
OUR LOCAL BURDENS. To the Editor of the Welshman. Stit,-The increase in our rates is become serious in amount, and is pressing with great severity on the owner. and occupiers of property in the parish. Mine, for a house, including a church rate, were in 1850 Y,6 Os 1011; in 1851 they were £4 17s lid and in 1855, Y,5 8s 4d the average of the three years amounting to -05 9s. For the year 1856, they amounted to £ 8 10s lOd, although there was no church rate, being an increase of 57 per cent. For a Field, in- cluding church rate, they were in 1850, Y,3 in 1851 they were £ 2 17s; and in 1852, S-2 138 3d; the average of the three y» ars being S,2 16s 9d; whilst for last year I paid (no church rate) £6 2 9d, the increase being about 80 per cent! It appears that the Town Council imposes much larger rates upon us than the public exigencies require, for I find by the audited accounts of the Treasurer, published in your journal, that the balances in his hands, at the close of the year 1856, amounted to £ 1653 4s Id., viz.:— On the General District Kate account it was L323 11 "t the Highway Rate account 193 14 54 the Water Works account. 152 0 7 the Special District Rate account 669 19 4 the Market Tolls account 413 18 4 Making a total of 1,63 4 1 If the Borough Rate has been published, I have not oo- served it, and cannot, therefore, say how the above balance may be affected by the balance of that account. It would be more consistent with the professions of economy, made by Town Councillors when soliciting our suffrages, if they had allowed this very large sum to fructify in the pockets of the rate-payers rather than in those of the Treasurer, however respectable he may be besides, when there is an abundance of public money available, it induces a lavish expenditure on projects which otherwise would not be entertained. The New Markets have been now open for several years, and the receipts from that source have been, as I am in. formed, from LIO,000 to £ 12,000. Perhaps some one of the independent members of Council would state publicly how much (if any) of this large sum has been applied to pay off the debentures, as directed by the Act; and if none has yet been so applied, why not ? We were assured, when the Market project was started, that it would be a fertile source of income, and would GEATLY REDUCB orR BATES. It is certain that a very large income has been derived from the Market Tolls, but any mitigation in the amount of our rates is yet to come. There are many intelligent and honest men in the Coun- cil, but I am afraid they sometimes allow personal and political considerations to influence that strict sense of duty, which alone should influence their public conduct; and I trust they will manifest their independence by pro- posing, at their next meeting, that the balance and a portion of the monthly accruing rent of the Market Tolls be applied to the payment of debentures. I trust, too, that when the next rates are struck, they will exercise their own judgment and not trust implicitly to their officials. I am, sir, Yours, A BURGESS.
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.-TRAFFIC RETURN. £ 0. d. Week ending March 15th 1857 6491 ￼ ￼ Correspondin?week, 1856. o7'OH Q
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The U.H.C. Hounds will meet on Monday at Landowror; at ten o'clock. The Tivyside Hounds will meet on Monday next at Bon- cath and on Thursday at Eglwyswrw;—each day at half- past 10 o'clock.
FAIRS IN MARCH. CARMARTHENSHIRE. Cross Inn, 23rd Llangadock, 12th; Midrim, 12th; Newcastle Emlyn, 22nd Llan- dovery, 24th. CARDIGANSHIRE.— Aberystwith, Palm Monday; Lam- peter, 11th; Llanarth, 12th; Llandyssul, 20th Llanwnsn, 24th; Tregaron, 16th. BRECONSHIRE.-Brecon, 4tb; Talgarth, 12th. GLAMORGANSHIRE.—Aubrey Arms, near Cowbridge, 2nd; Cardiff, 11th; Cowbridge, 24th Gower Inn, Kilorough, 16th; Llangafelach, 1st; Merthyr Tyd61, 18th; MorristoD, 29th Neath, 25th; Penryn, 11th.
BIRTHS. On the 10th inst., at Gibside, near Gateshead, Durham, the wife of Mr. Barclay, (late gardener at Pantglas,) of a Son. On the 11th inst., the wife of John Davies, Esq., M.A., Cardigan, of a daughter.. On the 11th instant, the wife of Mr. Levi Thomas, iron- monger, Cardigan, of a daughter. On the 10th instant, at 211, High-street Swansea, the wife of Captain Thomas Ford, of the ship" Marshal Pelis- sier," of a son. On the 11th instant, at 13, Wellington-street, Blackfriars- road, London, the wife of Mr. William Hanny, painter, of four children—two boys and two girls, all living. MARRIAGES. On the 12th inst., at All Saints' Church, Saint Johri's Wood, London, by the Her. J. Maddock, M.A., William Protliero Morgans, Esq., of 23 and 24, Wood Street, Cheap Side, only son of the late Mr. Morgans, surgeon, Llan- dovery, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late John Croil, Esq., Buce Lodge, Stanstead, and of Haddington, East Lothian, N.B. On ?'e?h inst., at Conwil Elvet church, by the Rev. J. Morgan, vicar of Abernant, Mr. E. Gr?th? schoohnas?, to Harnet, only daughter of the late Mr. D. HHoowweolUl*, ffd' ?he?th instant, at Taibacb, ?theRevDJ? Mr Henry Turner, station master at Port Talbot, to Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Mr. James MicheU Wilkius, of Mariners'-row, Swansea. On the 7th inst., in the parish church, Neath, by the Rev. F. B. Watkin, B.A., Mr. S. Williams, to Miss Martha Phillips, both of Neath. DEATHS. On the 12th inst., of brain fever, at his residence, 38, Greek-street, Soho, London, in the 49th year of his age, Mr. Thomas Ley Johnson, late of this town. On the 12th inst., aged 23, Mary, the daughter of Capt. John Gronow, Goat-street, Newport, Pembrokeshire. On the 11th inst., at New-street, Neath, aged 60 yean, Mr. Jacob Moseley, watch-maker and upholsterer. On the 13th inst., at Aberystwyth, Mrs. Jane Isaac, widow of the late Capt. William Isaac. On the 13th instant, at Aberystwyth, aged 35, Mary. wife of the late Captain John Jones, of the "Industry of that port, On the 14th inst., at Aberystwyth, aged 60, Jane, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Jones, mariner, of that place. On the 13th inst., at Aberystwyth, aged 67, Mrs. Mary James, widow. On the? instant, at Pontypridd, James Fhchard Tho- mas, Esq., surgeon.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CARMARTHEN—Arrived, the AnoaMana, ￼ b ? Bowen, from NewrT, wi? potatoes; Falcon, ?'??. GriSth.: Speedwe? Jo??om Kidwelly, ?.S<NSEZ?' with coal.. 6'ailed, tiie Mary, Lewis, for Bristol, with sundries; W imam and Caroline, Eun8, for Liverpool, with tin p?tM: Rising Sun, Rees, for Newport, with oate. t