CONWIL-ELVET. I We have received a long letter from Abercrave-a locality in the Swansea Valley brought into fame as that in which Madame Patti (Baroness Cederstrom) has been making her home for many years-anent the departure of Dr Richards to take the duties of medical officer of health-and general practitioner in this district. The fact that the colliers of that district, upon learning of his intended departure, offered him an advance of 50 per cent upon their agreement, in order to induce him to remain, goes far to prove his popularity; but on finding that his professional ambition was unshaken, and that he would go, they presented him with a purse of X40, a beautiful writing-desk value £ 12 12s., and an illuminated address value dE6 6s., in token of the high esteem in which they held him as their medical attendant. We have been obliged to boil down this communication owing to its great length, knowing as we do that the Conwil folk will not be slow in finding out his ability and aet accordingly. We learn, also, that since coming to this district he has taken unto him- self a wife. We heartily wish them joy and happiness, and even greater success together in the future than this letter before us shows it has been in the past. "LINSEED COMPOUND" cures Coughs and Colds, Asthma and Bronchitis. Of Chemists only.
KIDWELLY. I COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—AS was stated in our columns last week, the fight here was between Mr Alfred Stephens, of Broomhill (the old member), and Mr William Young, of Glanmorfa. It was a queer fight altogether, both gentlemen being Conservatives and Churchmen, and both deeply interested in silica stone, Mr Stephens being a manufacturer, and Mr Young manager of a silica brickworks now in course of erection. As was stated, too, there is in Kidwelly a party for, and a party against, Messrs Stephens, and though Mr Young himself is not much of a party man, yet he was, to a great extent, the nominee of the Anti-Stephenite party, and this, doubtless, handicapped him a very great deal. Had the electors understood that Mr Young was coming out on his own merits, there is not the slightest doubt but that his position on the poll would have been very much improved, if he would not have been returned at the head. As it was, he was very badly beaten, and for this he has to thank his "jockeys." The election was fought with the very best of feeling on both sides, and many jokes passed between the two candidates during the day. This was totally different to past elections at Kidwelly, where the tendency has always been for candidates to cut each other's throats if it were possible. Mr D. C. Edwards, the town clerk, with a competent staff of clerks, was the presiding officer at the polling booth, and his Worship the Mayor (Alderman J. G. Anthony), the returning officer, did the work of count- ing. This occupied but a short time, and it was found that 477 votes had been recorded, out of the whole of which only one paper was spoilt. The result showed that Mr Stephens had received 301 votes, and Mr Young 175. The result was declared shortly before nine o'clock, by the Mayor, to a very large crowd, amidst great enthusiasm, and the successful candidate was escorted to his home by a large concourse of people, the procession being headed by numerous torch-bearers, Mr Stephens being drawn in a carriage by strong and willing hands. Mr Daniel Stephens, the successful candidate's father (himself an old campaigner, having represented Kidwelly for six years on the County Council, and for the last six also an alderman of the same body), was also got hold of, and carried up to Broomhill in a chair. It should have been stated that after the counting in the polling booth, Mr Young was the first to congratulate Mr Stephens on his success, and Mr Stephens, in pro- posing a vote of thanks to the presiding and returning officers, paid a high word of praise to Mr Young for the very gentlemanly manner in which he, as well as Mr Alexander Young, had fought this election, and he was much obliged to them for this. Mr Young seconded the vote, and Mr Daniel Stephens supported, and also spoke of the thoroughly gentlemanly manner in which the election had been fought by Mr Young. The Mayor and Mr Edwards responded, the latter saying that he was most pleased at the very cordial relation between the candidates.
llANDEFEILoa. PKESEXTATION TO THE VICAR. At. the National Schools, on St David's Day, most interesting presenta- tions were made to the Rev. E. Lincoln Lewis, vicar of the parish. Occasion was taken of his marriage to show the regard in which he is held by the members of his congregation and the Sunday School. The gift of the church was a very handsome silver set of dessert knives and forks, with pearl handles, the inscription on the walnut case being—" Presented to the Rev. E. Lincoln Lewis, B.A., Vicar, by the Members of the Congrega- tion of the Parish Church, on the occasion of his Marriage. January 17th, 1901." The Sunday School members' gift was three volumes of valuable works bearing on "The Pastoral Epistles," and the General Epistles of St. James. St. Peter, and St Jude. The schoolroom was prettily decorated with flags and flowers. The proceedings commenced at 4.30 p.m. with a tea, kindly provided by Mr and Mrs Lewis, The Vicarage, and thoroughly enjoyed by the large number of partakers. Each person was also given a piece of wedding cake, and oranges were distributed after tea. The trays were presided over by Mrs Lewis, The Vicarage; Mrs Rees, Ystradferthyr; Mrs Morgan, Tynewydd; Mrs Jones, The School House; and Miss Evans, Woodbine Cottage. Mr A. O. Davies, J.P., Upland, presided at the subsequent proceedings, and after eulogistic speeches by the Chairman and Mr J. D. Jones, The Schools, the former gentleman, on behalf of the congregation, presented their gift amid cheers. The Vicar, in suitable and feeling words, thanked the mem- ocrs (who had subscribed with commendab spontaneity) for their handsome present, and that of the large num- ber of wedding gifts he had received, he would prize none more highly than the present gift from his flock. The second presentation followed, and Mr J. D. Jones, after a few introductory remarks regarding the Vicar's zeal and indefatigableness in connection with that im- portant branch of his ministry—viz.. the Sunday School —formally presented, on behalf of the scholars, the volumes mentioned above, and which bore suitable in- scriptions. It was evident by the Vicar's remarks in reply that he was much touched. The gift was so un- expected. He had only done his duty. Sunday School work was to him a labour of love, and he felt thankful that his labours were thus appreciated. After words of exhortation to all. and children in particular, on the im- portance of attending Sunday School, the rev. gentleman resumed his seat amfd loud cheers. Songs by Mr John Vaughan and Mr Jones, Post Office, and glees by tho Church Choir, were rendered at intervals, and added -not a little to the enjoyment of the assembly. Votes of thanks to the Chairman and to all who had laboured to bring about the success of the gathering, followed by the singing of the National Anthem, terminated the pro- ceedings.
LLANYBRI. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A very successful competitive meeting was held in the Old Chapel, on Monday even- ing, Feb. 25th. The adjudicators were Mr Gad Protheroe, road surveyor, and Mr T. Davies, Banky- felin condetor, Rev. J. R. Salmon: secretary, Mr S. Jones, Llanybn. The prizes were awarded as follows -Children's solo (girls under 14), Anne Jane Williams, Llanstephan; for the same solo (boys under 14), the prize was divided between Johnny Davies, Ferry Farm, -and H. Gwilym John, Tvnewydd; for the best recitation of Psalm 13, Anne Jane Williams for the best speech (to be delivered in five minutes) on the prayer meeting, Timothy Davies, Pencelly: soprano solo, Catherine Hughes, Llanstephan tenor solo, David Lewis, Taly- bont Mill; bass solo, the prize was divided between Albert Lewis and Georgie James; for answering six questions out of the Acts of the Apostles, W. Jones, Llanstephan, was the best; fur the best rendering of the quartette "Y Bwthyn ar y Bryn," the prize was divided between Brynllwyfen and Parcethin parties for the best rendering of "Blodeuyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd," Capel Cowin party won the prize. Mr Daniel Evans' party also sang twice during the meeting.— IOLO. "LINSEED COMPOUND" cures Coughs and Colds. Gives immediate relief. 9.1 d. and 13Ad.
I LAUGHARNE. TOWNSHIP.—A public meeting of the township of Laugharne was held on the 4th inst. for the purpose of electing a Council for the ensuing three years, when the following gentlemen were elected :—Mr James Richards, Mr T. David, Mr William Edwards, Mr Maurice Williams, Captain Steely, Mr W. Jeremy, Mr W. C. Griffiths, Mr James Morgan, Mr Robert Bowen, Mr Samuel Evans, Mr John Jones, Mr J. John, and Mr Richard Bland. The Clerk is Mr W. Griffiths (Ship and Castle), Laugharne. EISTEDDFOD.-It has been decided to hold a monstre eisteddfod here on the 1st of August, in a marquee. A committee has been formed with Mr S. Evans, Victoria- street, as secretary, and the programme, we understand, is well in advance. Substantial prizes will be offered to choirs, and male voice parties, as well as to soloists, &c. Literature and poetry will probably hold a prominent position in it also. At that season of the year it should be a success. A great deal depends on the making of the programme. This being in good hands: we have every confidence in its being turned out well. The United Choir has again unanimously adopted the Rev. J. H. Beynon as its conductor, and after competing at Capel Mair on Easter Monday, will commence prepara- tions for their own in August. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIox.-This election came off on the 8th inst., when, although the division is a scattered one, there was only one booth, namely at the National Schools, Laugharne. The division contains the parishes of Llanddowror, Llansadwrnen, Llandawke, Laugharne, and Laugharne Township, the electorate numbering 404. Of these 291 only recorded their votes on Friday. The candidates were Mr J. D. Morse (Radical), and Mr R. Evans (Independent). Only one meeting was held during the campaign, that by Mr Morse, at the Town Hall, Laugharne, on the Thursday evening preceding the election, and which was well attended. The booth was opened at 8 a.m., the presiding and deputy returning officer being Mr Walter R. James, solicitor, Narberth. Voting was slow during the morning, but the afternoon brought the country voters strongly to the poll. These, in addition to hundreds of visitors making the streets lively until the poll was declared. No incident of mention happened during the day, with the exception of a chance hot discussion, now and again, usual during an election. The figures was declared about 9 o'clock as follows :— Morse, 188; Evans, 103: majority, 85. The result was received with tremendous cheering, and the success- ful candidate was carried shoulder high by his supporters to the Brown's Hotel, amid great excitement. Mr John Devonald Morse, the newly elected C.C., is the eldest son of the late Mr D. J. Morse (C.C.) Llandawke, and is now 47 years of age, was educated at the National, 11- h arue. He has lived in and Grammar Schools, Laugharne. He has lived in the district the whole of his life, and has for many years carried on an extensive business as cattle dealer. About seven years ago, he married Miss Sarah Jones, the adopted daughter of the Rev. ID. Gwyn Jones, D.D., of Aberystwith (late of Laugharne). "LINSEED COMPOUND" cures Coughs and Colds. Gives immediate relief. 9j. and 13d.
LLANDILO. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of the Llandilo I and Llandovery Teachers' Association was held at the National Schools, Llandilo, on Saturday last. Mr W. Williams presided. Votes of condolence with the Royal Family and with the relatives of the late Dr. Heller were adopted.—A motion for joining the Federation of Rural Teachers was rejected.—A local board in con- nection with the Benevolent and Orphans' Funds was formed, to consist of the ladies of the Association.—A long discussion took place on the question of the instruction of pupil teachers, and it was resolved That this Association is in favour of a three years' course of instruction for pupil teachers at a county school, and two years of practical teaching at an elementary school, but insists that the county school authorities shall be responsible for the entire instruction of the pupil teachers." It was also resolved to bring before the County Governing Body the necessity of teachers being represented on that and the various managing bodies of the schools.
LLANDOVERY. COU-TY-COURT.-At Llandovery County-court on Saturday (before his Honour Judge Bishop) and action was brought by Mr Rees Harrys Prytherch, of Half- way House, near Llandovery, against his sister, Miss Gwen Prytherch, of Llwyncelyn Farm, Merthyr Cynog, to recover the sum of X25 Is. 10d., being probate expenses, funeral expenses, and court fees incurred by him as executor of the will of the late Mrs Elizabeth Prytherch, of Tygwyn, and under which will the defendant was the residuary legatee.—The issue in the case was whether such expenses were incurred by the executor in accordance with ,the instructions of the defendant or were they contrary to the defendant's express instructions.—After a lengthy hearing his Honour gave a verdict for the defendant with costs.
MYDRIM. I OmsslOx.-In our report of the district meeting of the C.M. Churches, held recently at Mydrim, we should have mentioned that among those that were appointed to hold a Temperance meeting at Tyhen, Rev D. B. Evans, C.M., Cwmbach, should have been included. GWEINIDOGAETHOL.—Da gcnym ddeall fod Mr Benjamin Howells, myfyriwr yn Ngholeg Presbyteraidd Caerfyrddin, wedi derbyn galwad unfrydol oddiwrth eglwysi Ainon a'r Cwm, gerllaw Mydrim, i ddyfod i'w bugeilio yn ngwaith yr Arglwydd. Y mae yr alwad wedi ei hatteb yn gadarnhaol, a bwriada Mr Howells ddechreu ei waith gweinidogaethol tuag adeg y Sul- gwyn. Hyderwn y bydd bendith Duw ar ei lafur drwy ei oes.—BRAWD. "LIXillI CATHARTICUM PILLS Purely Vegetable Agreeably Aperient. Of all Chemists.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' FAMILIES' ASSOCIATION.—A sale of work will be held in aid of the funds of the above Association by Mrs Fitzwilliams, assisted by several other ladies, at the Salutation Hotel, Newcastle-Emlyn, on April 17th next. All friends interested in the cause are earnestly invited to attend. Contributions for the sale will be gratefully accepted by Mrs Fitzwilliams, Cilgwyn. Doors open from 2 p.m. to 7.30. Admission —6d.; children, 3d. Teas, 6d. BOARD OF GUARDIANS—The Board met on Friday. Present: The Rev. Preb. R. J. Lloyd, rector of Troedy- raur (chairman) Alderman J. Lewis, Meiros Hall (vice- chairman); illrs Evans, Esgair, Penbryn; Mr J. C. Jones, Newcastle-Emlyn Mr D. Davies, Angel Honse; Mr A. E. Jeremiah, Gilfachgweision; Mr E. Thomas, Coedllwyd; Mr G. M. Williams, Gellygatti; Mr T. Barrett, Cross Vale; Mr D. Thomas, Blaenblodau; Mr W. Jones, Pencraigwen; Mr E. Davies, Gilfachronw Mr J. D. Lewis, Llandyssul; Mr B. Davies, Blaeny- than; Mr D. C. Jones, Pantycreuddyn; Mr T. Davies, Bronwion; Mr T. Thomas, Gyfeile Mr J. Jones, Bwlchclawdd; Mr E. Evans, Tanglwst; Mr T. Thomas, Pantbach; Mr J. H. Evans, Penralltfachnog; Mr T. Bowen, Pencware; Mr J. Griffiths, Lancwm; Mr D. Bowen, Troedyrhiw; Mr T. Jones, Ffynonberw; MrE. Davies, Fforest; Mr J. Rees, Plasnewydd; Mr G. Davies, Alltycordde; Mr T. James, Bryn; Dr Powell, Adpar; and Mr W. E. George (clerk).—Mr D. Jones, the relieving officer, paid during the fortnight £ 81 3s. 2d. to 308 paupers, and £ 3 15s. to other union's paupers, and Mr J. Thomas paid JE66 9s. 6d. to 294 paupers, and Y.4 18s. 3d. to other paupers.—The balance in hands of the treasurer was C2,282 15s.-The Local Government Board has approved the annual subscription of JE2 2s. of the Board to the Swansea General and Eye Hospital.— On the motion of Alderman J. Lewis, seconded by Mr G. Davies, it was agreed that the clerk should take such steps as he may think necessary against the Llandyssul Benefit Society for payment towards the maintenance of John Evans, of Llandyssul, an inmate at Carmarthen Asylum.-It was proposed by Mr Davies, Blaenythan, seconded by Mr Davies, Bronwion, and agieed, that the relief of paupers not sending their children to school 80 per cent. of the time, except with reasonable excuse, should be discontinued. LLANDYSSUL RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—This Board met on the same day as the Guardians. Present: Mr J. D. Lewis, Gomerian Press, Llandyssul (chairman); Mr J. Jones, Bwlchclawdd (vice-chairman); and the other members of the Council, as well as Mr E. Thomas, Mr T. Evans (surveyors), and Mr J. Bowen (inspector of nuisances).—The annual report of Dr. Powell, the medical officer of health, was read over.—The Rev. R. J. Lloyd, Troedyraur, proposed a vote of thanks to the doctor for his very able, lengthy, and minutely report, which was excellent in every respect.—It was seconded by Mr J. Jones, Bwlchclawdd, and unanimously agreed to; also that the report be printed.—It was proposed by Mr Davies, Blaenythan, seconded by Mr Evans, Pen- ralltfachnog, that the landlord and "tenant of the Red Cow Inn, Adpar, should be served with notices in respect of the defective drains.—Mr J. Bowen, the inspector of nuisances, read over his report. He had visited Llan- dyssul, Adpar, Rhydlewis, and many other places. He was ordered to serve notices on several parties. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the above committee was held on the same day. Present: Mr E. Thomas, Coedllwyd (chairman), and the other members. -Supplemental lists from the parishes of Cenarth, Pen- boyr, and Cilrhedyn were produced and passed, the rate- able value of Cilwendeg Factory, Penboyr, was reduced from £:22 10s., as made by the overseers, to .£18.-No other business of importance was transacted. "LINSEED COMPOUND" cures Coughs and Colds, Gives immediate relief. 9d. and 1 o%
ST. CLEARS. SALE OF PROPERTY.-On Tuesday the oth mst., at the Swan Hotel, Mr J. Henry Thomas offered for sale (by order of the High Court of Justice) the Three Lords and Bushes," public house, and about 3a acres of land connected therewith. After a spirited bidding, the whole was knocked down to Mr J. Lloyd, Windle- way Farm, for £1.000. Mr Lewis, Narberth, and Mr Thomas, Whitland, were the:respective solicitors for the different parties concerned. MONTHLY FAIR.—This fair'was held on the 5th inst., when there was as usual, a good amount of business transacted. Although the prices realised were not so high as may be expected, especially so for pigs and fat cattle, prices for the former were extraordinarily low. Fat sheep sold well, owing to the present scarcity of supply. Following are about the average prices :—Fat cattle, 9s. to 10s. per score porkers, 9s. 6d. per score; fat sheep, 8d. to std. per lb. store pigs according to size, the demand being very little. PLOUGHING MATCH.—At the ploughing match held recently at Llandawke, owing to the ploughmen in the champion class being half an hour "late" in finishing their respective ridges, the committee on the field rather than drop the flag at the appointed time as per rule, and consequently disqualify those that had not finished, decided to defer payment of the prizes until a general committee was called to consider whether the whole or part of the money should be withheld as a penalty for the late finish. The committee met on Thursday of last week for that purpose, when after an animated discussion, it was carried by a majority, on the notion of Mr T. S. Morse, seconded by Mr J. Bedford, that half only of the prize money be paid. This unwise decision has been received with a considerable amount of dissatisfaction, and will probably have a detrimental effect on future matches in the district.
I COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS. I I Carmarthenshire. I The following are the returns of the contested elections for seats on this Council: — Llanelly (Division 6, Ward 2) -*T Phillips, 279 F Vivyan, 154. Considerable feehng was imparted to tho contest. Mr T Phillips, secretary of the Tin and Sheet Millmen's Association, was opposed by Mr F Vivyan, coal merchant, who was the nominee of the Trades arid Labour Council, in consequence of the rivalry existing between Mr Phillips' union and the Steel Smelters' Union. Pembrey (South)-Thomas F Wilkins, White Lead Works, manager, 391 J G Thomas, colliery proprietor, 148. Kidwelly-.Alfred Stephens, 301; W Young, 176. Pemhrey- T F Wilkins, 391; J G Thomas, 148; maioritv. 243. Llanybyther—John Rees, 232 David Williams, 232. Mr Watkins, deputy' :returriing officer, declared the result of the poll, and to decide the matter of his casting vote, tossed up a coin. By this method, Mr J ttees became the winning number. Amongst the crowd f, utside the Town-hall, the toleing of the coin was not received with favour. Many persons called out, "Let Mr Howell, Llanelly (the returning officer), d-cide the matter or have another election." St Clears-*Dr Rowland Lewis Thomas, The Croft, St Clears (unopposed). Pembrokeshire. The counting for the Ambleston Division of the County Council took place on Thursday morning, at the Council Chamber, Haverfordwest, and the returning officer, Mr J. W. Phillips, declared Mr James Harries (Radical) elected. This is a loss of a seat to the Unionist Party. The polling was very close:—Mr James Harries (Radical), 167 Mr Robert H Harries, of Treffgarne Hall (Unionist), 166. Manorbier Division—Mr W G Parsell (U), 161 Mr T Llewellyn (R), 112 majority, 49. Other returns contested (s.me of which we gave last week) and unopposed are as follow Tenby North—*Mr C W Rees Stokes. Haverfordweat St Mary's Ward, *Mr H E E Pbilipps. St Martin's and St Mary, Mr W H George. Preudergast-Mr W T Davies. Hasguard—Qld members returned. Johnston -Old members returned. Fisbguard-*Mr J O Yorke, Trecwn. Llanwnda-*Dr Williams, Drim. Newport and Dinas~*Dr Havard, Newport. Henry's Moat-*Mr W G James, Pantypbilip; Mr J 8 Evans, Ty Canol Stores. Pembroke—Division No. 30: Mr Daniel Davies, Alleston, farmer, 205; Mr Frederick S Reed, Main- street, solicitor, 145. Division No. 31: *Mr Robert George, J.P., The Green, 199; Mr John Mathias, Kingston, farmer, 107. Pembroke-Dock Division No. 32: *Mr Thomas Frown (C), Kingswood, farmer. Division No. 33 M r Samuel Prown (C), Bolt Sketch (L), Bufferland, mineral water manufacturer. Division No. 34 Mr William Ivemey (L), 11, Princes-street, retired shipwright H. M. Dock- yard, 189; *Mr William Angel (C), Pembroke-street, ironmonger, 142. Division No. 35 *Mr David Hughes Brown (C), Meyriok-street, solicitor. Division No. 36: Mr Stephen Richard Allen (O), Laws-street, shipbuilder Clydey Mr Lemuel Jones (L\ Eglwyswrw— Mr Edward Robinson (L). Cilgerran-Mr J P Colby (C). Llanfyrnaoh-Mr Edward H James, J.P. (L). Maenclochog- Rev W Griffiths (L). St Dogmell's-Mr B Rees, J P. (L). Saundersfoot St Issell's: Mr Charles H Vickerman. St David's-Mr J Howard Griffiths, Lleithyr. Llawhaden-*Mr Richard John (L) and Mr John M Evans (L), Bletherston. Mr John's notice of with. drawal miscarried, and he issued public notice of his withdrawal. Eventually. Mr John Morgan Evans was elected bv a maioritv ot 152 Sleb-ch and Martietwy-*Sir Charles E G Philipps, Bart, Picton Castle. Lampeter-Velfrey Mr David Humphreys, Bryn- hyfryd, near Narbpxth. Narberth-Mr William Palmer Morgan, chemist, Narberth. Amroth-*Mr S H Owen, 179; Mr D T Lewis, Nar- berth, 140. Begelly—*Mr H Seymour Allen (L). Burton -*Sir 0 H P Seourfield (C). Carew -*Mr F Lort Philllips (C). Castlemartin — *Col Leach (0). Camrcse —Mr W J Canton (L), farmer, Nolton Haven. Llamtadwell-* Mr J H Coram (L). Llangwm— *Mr R Carrow (I). Monkt&n—Lionel M J Saurin (C). Milford-Dr G Griffith (L). Nevern-* Nlr D G Griffiths (L). St Ishroael's—*ilr James Thomas (L). St Martin's Hamlets (Haverfordwest) ".Ur 0 H S Williams (0). SlaintoD-*l\Ir J T Fisher (0) Walwyn's Castle—* Mr W H Walters (C). Wiston-*Mr Thomaa Llewellin (C). Whitchurch—*31 r John Thomas (L).
DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS. I LLANDOVERY. The following were elected without a co-,itest: -R C Davys, D Morgan, D Davies, T Evans, J Evans, W Evans, J P 0 Vaughan, Pryse-Rice, Judge Bishop, D Davies, and E P Evans. CARDIGAN UNION. Llaodugwydd-*T Evans (C) and G James (L). Llangoedmore—*Colonel Picton Evans (C) aud *T Griffiths (V. Mount—*J Evans (C). Biyvii—*D Griffiths (L). Dinas -*J L Symmons iL). Cilgerran—*W Matbias (L), J Adams (L), and CaDtain Gower (C). Llanfair-Nantgwm—*T Colby (C). L'anfihangel Penbedw—*J Rees (L). Manordeifi .J Evans (L), D S Jones (C), Malice, D Williams (L). Nevern (Crugiau Ward) -*Thomas George (L). Trewern- *E P Jenkins (L). Cilgwyn—Benjamin Vaughan (L). Wtorfa- "Evan Lewis (L). Newport-* William Rees (L), *J Rowe (L), aud J H Howells. St Dogmell's (Cippyn) *G Lewis (0) and G Biddyr (L). Panty groe!a -*Capt ai n George Richards (L). St Digmell's (Village Ward) 0 L Davies (L). Wbitchurcb-*Rev E D Evans (L). St Mary's, Cardigan (Guardians only) N ortb Ward *Rev John Williams (L) and *T Evans (L). South Ward: *Oaptain T H Williauje (O) and W J Williams (L); St Dogmeil's (municipal): *B Rees and *B. Williams. There will probably be contests in three divisions. ABEHAYRON RURAL. Cilcenen-J W Jones (U) Dihewyd-J Williams (L). Henfynyw U pp"r-Alderman J W Howell (L). Llanddewi Upper -T Compton Davies (U). Llanfihangel Vstrad (2)—J Jones (L) and D Jones (U). In other parishes there is an excess of candidates. For the Urban Council there are 20 candidates for 11 seats. The last day for withdrawal is Tuesday. LLANELLY BOROUGH COUNCIL. Nominations for the election of six borough councillors (two in each ward) were received by Mr Henry W. Spowart, town clerk, at the Town-hall, Llanelly, on Thursday. Of the retiring members, neither Mr Gwilym Evans nor Mr James Hansard sought re election. Appended are the nominations:— Ward No. l-eErnfst Trubshaw and David Rees Edmunds. Ward No. 2—David Williams, *John Hopkins, and William B Jones. Ward No. 3—*John S Tregoning, jun., William Stone, the Rev W Trevor Jones, Oolwyn Morgan, and .Daniel Williams. LLANELLY RURAL. Berwick Division—D H Bowen (L), D Davies (L), *D Heol (L), J Hopfeins, and *J Jenkins. Heofoed Division -There will be a contest unless two withdraw before the 12th inst. TREGARON. The following have been elected unopposed to the District Council:—David Williams, Evan Lloyd, David Lodwig, Thomas Davies, Peter Davies, John Owen, Evan Evans, William Owen, T Edwards, Hugh Herbert, Evan Evans, William Joces, and Lewis Oliver. LLANDILO-FAWB RURAL. The following have been elected without a contest:- Joseph Sivell, James Ticehurst, D W Lewis, Thomas Evans, J R Jones, and P Protheroe. LLANDILO-FAWR URBAN. I The following have been nominated for Llandilo:— May Gwynne-Hughes, David James, W Jones, and David Morris. I The following members are nominated for the District I Council and Board of Guardians :— Bettws Evan-(I) *T Davies. Bronwion. Llandyfriog and Brongwyn -(2) *E Davies, Fforest; *J Rees, Plasnewydd. Handy ssuI-Trpgroes—*B Davies, Pontshon; *Thos. Thomas. Llandyssul, Town Ward-(2) A T Evans, medical practitioner; J A Evans, veterinary surgeon; T. A. Thomas, minister of the Gospel Rt David's Ward-(l) J Davies, Abereinon; *D C Jones, Pantycreuddyn. J Davies withdrew. Tregroes Ward-(l) *B Davies, Blaenythan. Llaofairorllwyn, Bangor and Henlian-(2) *J H Evans, Penralltfachnog! *E Davies, Gilfachronw. Llangranog-(2) J Davies" Lletty'r Cymro *J Griffiths, Gwndwn -J Jones, Bwlchclawdd; S Jones, Dolgoy. Llangunllo-(I) D Davies, Dolaucwerchyr. Penbryn-(3) *G Davies, Alltycordde; Mrs Evans, Esgair; T Jones, Brenhinlle; *T Jones, Ffynonberw D Owens, Glanyrafcn. Troedyraur and Llanfairtreflygen — (2) J Jones, Pen. rhiwfach; W R Jones, Dyffrynceri; *Rev R J Lloyd, rector D Thomas, Felincwm. Olydey-(2) *E Thomas, Coedllwyd; W Marks, Penrallt. Llanfyrnach—(2) P Nicholas, Blaiddbwll; J Thomas, Bwlchsais. Penrydd, Capel Colman and Castellan (2) D Bowen, Troedyrhiw (invalid); E Evans, Dolau-uchaf; W Griffiths, Rhydwen Farm (invalid); T Williams, Morfa (invalid). Mr Evans withdrew. West Cilrhodyn (1) J Clarke, Danygribyn Factory; J Williams, Blaenpobydd. Cenarth-(2) J Davies, Pontgareg *G M Williams, Gellygatti. East Cilthedyn-(2) S Davies, Morlogws; T Davies, Cilwaunydd-fawr *A E Jeremiah, Gilfachgweision; M G J C Jones, Cefngwndwn. Llanfihangel-ar-Arth—(4) *T Davies, Glantalog Factory; J Jones. BrynLebog; *W Jones, Pencraig- wen. J Jones withdrew. Llangeler, Drefach Ward-(l) *J Lewis, Meiros Hall. Llangeler Ward-(2) D Jones, Court Mill; T Thomas, Penwern. Penboyr-(3) H Davies, Sychnant; D Jones, Spring Gardens; *D Lewis, Brondeg Factory. N evrcai!tle-Emlyn -(Guardian) J C Jones, veterinary surgeon. The asterisk (*) denotes members of the old Board, and the figures the number of seats in each parish or I ward. LAMPETER. I Bettws Bledrws-W Inglis Jones. Lampeter (rural) -D Price, farmer. I Llangybi —W Jones, farmer. Llanwenog—E Davies, J Griffiths, and T Williamii, farmers. ) Llanwnen-T H R Hughes. I Trefilan-Rev T Edmueda. Silian-.J G Maisden. LLANYBYTHER RURAL. I Llany byther-J Davies and D Jones, farmers. Llanflhangel Rhos yoorn- E. Davies and J. Jones, farmers. Llancrwys .L9wi!! Davies. P,nearreg-D Evans, farmer, D Davies, and *W Edwards. Llanllwni -D H James, farmer, and J Jones, farmer and auctioneer. HAVERFORDWEST RURAL. Amblfston-r Bateman. Boulaton — *Job Nicholas. Brawdy—W Owen Griffiths. Cathedral Olose-Canon W Williams. Dale -*J P Sinnett. Hamlet of St. Martin (Haverfordwest)-Rev F N Colborne. Hamlet of St. Thomas (Haverfordweet) W G Eaton Evans. Haroldstone (St. Issell's) -8 W Dawkins. Haroldstooe (West)-*W H Walters, Haroldstone Hall. Henry's Moat—* Thomas Mathias. Hayscastle—*W Nicholas. Herbrandston-*J Davies. Bubberston-R P Greenish. Johnston -OR Carrow. Lambeton-.J Thomas. Letterston—*J H Morton. Little Newcastle .Rev P Phelps. Llanfairnantygof- W R Lewis. Llanllawer *Rev T G Mortimer. Llanryth'ln-*D Roberts. Llaustivan-F Richardson. Llanwrda-J W Llewellin and W Bevan. Manorowen—*T Johns. Marloes *T James. Mathry-.S Lloyd Lewis. North Prendergast L Samson. Pontfaen—*T Nash Harries. Puncheston-.J Vaughan. Robeston Weat-Rev T G Marshall. Roch—*WJ Owen. Rudbaxton-INJ Williams. St Bride's—*J Griffiths. St DoglJlell's-*W Nicholas. St Edrin's—*T E Thomas. St Elvis -G D Harries. St Lawrence—* W G Reynolds. Spittal-*JC Llewellin. Steynton-.J Mathias and *W Reynolds. Trc:ffgarne-O Rev W H Walters. Uzmaston-* r Jenkins. Walton East—*J J Evans. Walton West-J Davies. Walwyn's Oastle-W Jenkins. Whitcburoh-$'S T Williams. Wiston- Walter Jones. The following are the Guardians:- Furzy Park and Portfield 'G Williams. Hakin-.J Llewellyn Davies. Milford -*R Cole and W Cole. Prendergaiot *r John. St Martin (Haverfordwest)—*J Griffiths. St Mary (Haverford west) -*T Baker and *J Reynolds. St Thomas (Haverfordwest) -.W H George. There are no contests for Guardians. There are con- tests for the District Council in Camrose, Castlebythe, Fishguard, Freystrop, Hasguard, Llangwm, Llandelov, Llanhowell, Llanryan, Llanychaer, Morfil, and St David's. There were no nominations at all in Granston, Jordanston, Norton, St Ishmael's, St Nicholas, and Talbenny, and members for these parishes will have to be elected by the Council. I NARBERTH NORTH. I The followingjjis a list:oft the persons nominated as district councillors for Narberth North Parish Mr Robert Ward, J.P., Sodston Mr Thomas Morgan, J,P., Narberth Mr John Roberts, solicitor, Narberth; Mr William Edwards, tailor, Narbertb. The election will take place on the 26th inst. "LINSEED COMPOUND" of 35 years' Proven Efficacy for Coughs and Colds. 9|. and 13|d.
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I PARISH COUNCILS. I I The following are the results of Parish Council I I elections in the district I LLANBOIDY.-Ward No. 1 T Davie;, H DavicLq, J Davies, T Davies, J Evans, T Jenbins, J A Lewis, B Morris, E Phillips, M Phillips, and J Young. Ward No. 2.: R Davies, D Evans, W Scourfield, and J M Thomas. NARBERTH NORTH. Elected J James (L), T Edwards (L), P Wheeler (L), J W Davies (C), T James (L), J Jones (L), J Eynon (C), J Lloyd (L), A Edwards (L), W Edwards (C), W Lewis (L), J Evans (C), D Lloyd (L), T Owen (C), and T P Roberts (C). NEWPORT (PLm.)-Elected: *W R Davies (L), J Ellis (L), L Griffiths (C), J Hughes (C), *D James (C), D Jones (L), M Lewis (L), T Lewis (L), *J Meyrick (L), J Morris (L), T Thomas, *B Williams (L), W Evans (L). LAMPETFR -The following are returned unopposed: -J Davies, boot manufacturer; J C Hatford, gentle. man and Rev R C Jones. LLANGENDEIRNE. -The following have been elected -John Bevan, T Daniel, G Davies, W Davies, J I Griffiths, D Harris, D Harris, R Jones, D Dloyd, J Rees, E Richards, A Thomas, H Walters, and E Williams. I Parish Meetings. I LLANSAWEL.-At the parish meeting to elect eleven councillors on the 14th inst, Mr J M Davies, J P., Froodvale, presided. The following is the result of the voting on 15 nominations:—Lewis Bowen, Edwinsford, 31 Benjamin Davies, Moelfre, 29 Daniel Davies, Blaenyresger, 26; David Davies, Ivy Cottage, 26; Evan Evans, Old Red Lion, 27; T Evans, Warren Cottage, 28; Evan Harries, Bailyvicar, 27 Evan Harries, Tre- wain, 26; Joseph Jones, Factory, 29; J Thomas, Maes- llan, 31; John Thomas, Edwinsford Forge, 29. Non- elected J Phillips, 2, Chnrch-terrace, 22 Evan Morgan, Cil-llynfawr, 20; Lewis Lewis, Pantydderwen, 12; John Miles Jones, saddler, 10. MYDRIM.—At this parish meeting Mr T L Harries, Penybont, presided. The following persons were unani- mously elected .—Chairman, John Davies, Glandwr; David Davies, tailor, Mydrim; John Anthony, Cefen- crwth Joseph Davies, Danygraig Henry Lewis, Pen- towyn; J R Thomas, Bwlcbgwynt; Thomas Rees, Bwlch; David Thomas, Brinwl; John Lewis, Corn- gavar David Lewis, Waunoleufach. LLANGUNNOB.—This meeting was held at Login School, Mr D Moses, Maesyllan, in the chair. There were 14 nominations for 13 seats. Mr Evan Thomas, Tirbacb, withdrew, and the chairman declared that the following were elected:-D Daniel, Ge11y; B Edwards, Ptnllain; Rev G Evans, Pensarn; T Evans, 9, Victoria- place W Evans, Pantyparchell; B Jones, Penpompren T Jones, Tyllwyd-bach; D Jones, Caeangwynion; D Jones, Hendre; J Jones, Square and Compass, Pensarn; D Rees, Fferm; J Rces, Nantycaws; and D Richards, Penddaolwynfawr. On the motion of Mr J Rees, seconded by Mr T Richards, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to Mr Moses for so ably presiding, and for coming forward in the absence of the chairman of the Parish Council. — Mr Moses briefly responded, and returned thanks. LLANWRDA.—Mr Daniel Christmaster, postmaster, Llanwrda, presided. There were 14 candidates for the nine seats. The fellowing nine obtained the highest number of v tea. viz "John Davies, Penlan; •Morgan Davies, Noyaddfawr Thomas Thomas, Bankynos; William Thomas, Dalais House; *Dluid Jones, Llansadwrn Vicarage *David Morgan James, Troedrbiwesger *David Jones, Trrgors; *Evan Lloyd, Dolgarreg Lodge; and Lewis Morgan, Cefnbrenydd. No poll being dtmanded, the chairman ultimately declared the nine duly elected parish councillors. LLANFALLTEG EAST. —Mr B Phillips, Post Office, was to preside, but, bav'ng been nominated, vacated the chair, to which Mr Evans, Tegfynydd, was voted Eleven were nominated for the seven seats. There was only one withdrawal-Mr Bowen. The following were declared eL cted for the ensuing three years:—J Lloyd, Penderry, 9; D Isaac, Taf Cottage, 9; B Phillips, Pest Office. 9; J LI Jones, Wernligos, 8 j J Samson, Ffynonau, 8 J Thomas, Penrallt, 7; and H Phillips, Bryntaf, 5 Mr H Evans, Railway Inn, also tied with Mr Phillips with five votes, but on a drawing between the two Mr Phillips was declared elected. ST. ISHMAEL.rte ejection on Monday evening re- sulted as follows: Ferry side Ward: Richard Bright, pedlar *George Dyke, publican John Jones, gardener; WilliamLewis, farmer; and *Thomas Williams, fisher- men. Agricultural Ward *Benjamin Anthony, farmer: *Owen Davies, farmer; Richard Jones, farmer: William Thomas, jun., farmer and Evau Wilkins, jun farmer. Llansaint Ward *David Gower, master. mariner; *John Reames, brickmaker and William E. Rees, blacksmith. QUARTER-BACH (Ammanford) —The following have been elected:-Ward No. I John Llewelyn, iron- monger; *John Davies, tailor; *Evan Davits, mason; William Morgan, farmer; *J R Jones, grocer; Gwilym Vaugfcan, printer *T J Howblls, shoemaker; *John Harris, Brynglas John Morgan, licensed victualler; and -rhomas D Thomas, roadman. Ward No. 2: Rees Powell, under manager *Owen Jones, mason *D Morgan, mechanic *Jobn Hughes, smith and Griffith Williams, collier. LAUGHARNB—The annual parish meeting was held at Bwlchnewydd Schoolroom, on the 4th inst., for the purpose of electing a Parish Council for the forthcoming three years ard other business connected with tt.e parish, Mr J. R. John (D.C.) presided. The retiring members, Mr J Bedford, Mr J. Mathias, Mr J Thomas, Mr J. Lewis, Mr J. Watts, Mr J. John, and Mr T. Griffiths, were re-elected. These being all farmers, a Labour candidate was proposed, but found no seconder. This is the only Parish Council known where labour is not acknowledged. -A motion was brought forward to petition the Carmarthen District Council against its hard dealing with Messrs n. Raymond (Honeycorse), D. Davies (Brook), and D Thomas (Kinggaddle). It appears that, about 12 months ago, when the Pendine Road was flooded with water, owing to a misunderstanding between the water, owners of the Llanmiloe and Broadhood Estates, the District Council decided to force the water through the latter estate, thus drving the road, and also preventing a repitition of the flooding. This under- taking meant an enormous expense, which wou!d, consequently, have to be borne by the paii-h. It was then that the three gentlemen named came forward aed offered to raise the road, sufficiently to keep it dry, at their own expense, thus saving the ratepayers a very large amount of monev. An agreement was drawn by the Council and signed by the parties nam'd, which was to the effect that the road should be raised a certain height with stones, eo as to prevent the possibility of further flooding, and that it should be kept in that con- dition for an indefinite period, under a penalty of L40. Part of the work was immediately done. But, in the meantime, the owners of the estates interested came to terms, so that the water was taken away, and the road dried, making it unnecessary to lift it to a higher level. Notwitbstandlng this, the District Council refused to relieve the parties from their contract, and imposed the penalty, which bad to be paid forthwith. The meeting on Monday felt very strongly on that p-nnt. Seeing that these three gentlemen had come forward at a critic il moment, undertaking to do the work themselves, so as to pave the ratepayers the heavy burden of increased rates, and now that the completion of that work was not needed, the meeting felt that not only should the Council refund the penalty enforced, but that it should also cancel the agreement entirely, there being no danger of any trouble with the water in future. Not only does the agreement bind the parties during their own life, but also hinds their children, to keep the road at a certain height. This was felt to be ridiculous. A strongly-worded resolution was framed, and passed unanimously, urging the District Council to remit the fine, and cancel the agreement forthwith. A copy w; g ordered to be sent to the Chairman of the Council.
FARMING NOTES. r (F?-om the Live Stock Journal") I A. PROLIFIC EWE. ¡ PardgraPri nas been lately "going the round "il .li li it, is stated that Mr. R. Bennett, of Chaddle- possesses a ewe, twenty-one years old, which n is iitwenty-one lambs. For years," it is added: • she has been toothless, her food being cut up by lit kwiiy shepherd, who takes a great pride in her.' !i ilis statement is authentic, it probably represente record." So far as we can recollect, there is nc nr-vio .8 instance which beats George Culley's refe- u e He remarks that he had heard of particular -lie.*p living to near twenty years old—those which h" mountain shepherds call guide sheep, viz., old vtt her* kept on purpose to guide and direct the ng llocks upon those unfrequented wilds.' 'n'V; 's reflections on the relative age of different ini>ii:iU dre so characteristic that they will bear .;tioi.-ithm. After observing that sheep renew their teeth soon after they are past one year old, ••t'e not until they are past two, and horses not iintil hey are near three years old, he moralises: And this is perfectly consistent with the wisdom of • h ■ (1 re.it Creator in all His works, because the horse tiine live the longest, and are evidently meant tc L-ear the greatest hardships, the bull tribe the next longest, and, though very useful as a beast of draught, yet not at all equal to the horse in firmness and hard ii. ess and the innocent sheep live the shortest rime and increase the fastest, not being intended as a beast of burden or draught, but to feed and clothe the lords of creation." Of course, as regards the number of laIn bs dropped by a single ewe, twent,y-ono s not perhaps so very extraordinary, though we can only recall one case in which the number has been ■ s'.eeHed. This is mentioned in Stephens's "Book the Farm," a ewe belonging to Mr. Amall of Thruasinglon, Leicestershire, having had Ueaty-twa laiubs in six years. FAILURES IX HATCIIING. To every batch of eggs committed to nen or incu- bator there is (remarks Sussex ") a percentage of failures," at least in the early months of the season. There is nothing uncommon in a hen hatching thir- teeti chickens from thirteen eggs, or an in-ubator gi ving the best possible result, but the year is well advanced before we can look for such returns—nor do we always get them. It is interesting to look into this question and see the why and wherefore of incubated eggs not producing chickens. In the first place, each egg requires to be fertilised by the male bird, and in making up the breeding itock a proper numbers of hens must be allotted to tach cock, for too few, an well as too many, will re- sult in a large percentage of unfertile eggs. To the ordinary farmer keeping fifty or seventy hens, chiefly cross-bred, and not having time or inclination to spend much trouble over poultry, a couple of small breeding pens will be ample. It is not good policy to set the eggs from a large lot of mixed fowls run- ning with several cockerels in all probability nearly related to many of the hens; this plan followed for a few seasons will inevitably result in the deterioration of the stock as a whole. It is very little trouble to run up one or two wire- runs, and put a small poultry-house in each, and mate the fowls as desired, taking care the birds are unre- lated. As to the number of birds to a cock. Wit.h ordinary cross-bred birds, three or four are enough for laze autumn and early winter hat.ching. In very cold weai her two males can, with advantage, be used instead of one, running them on alternate days. In spring a bird or two more can be added to the pfn, besioes replacing any that are sitting. An active. vigorous cockerel obviously wants more hens than a bird in his second season. Leg- horns, Houdans, especially the latter, may be said to be the best stock-getters, and want nearly double the num ber of bens compared to a male of heavy breeds. Care must be taken the cock bird does not starve himself in the breeding pen the only way to remedy this is to feed him daily by himself. On the other hand, the breeding stock must not be overfed, but kept. in a healthy condition without getting fat; either error causes many unfertile eggs. It is not enough to get, fertile eggs; the germs must be strong and healthy, so that the resultant chickens hatch out before the twenty-first day. Weakly chickens are rather worse than none at all; a cause of trouble and pecuniary loss only. There are a certain proportion of fertile eggs in which the germs die between the eighth and fourteenth day before the chicken takes definite shape. It is hard to say positively the cause of this; the germ is per- haps weak owing to inherent weakness in the male or female parent, that is to say one or both of the birds was not in good health or condition when the egg was fertilised, or the failure may be due to in- cubation having begun in the nest before the egg was removed and put on one side for hatching. Finally, many chickens die completely formed within the shell, but unable to break out; this is through weak germs again, or taking a chill, or in incubators, through too much or too little moisture. Another cause of failure is the chicks turning out cripples or malformed for this the parent birds are not to be blamed, jarring or shaking the eggs during incubation is the cause alone. The percentage of unfertile eggs can be kept down by systematic testing of the eggs not later than the eighth day. If the eggs are marked as they should I be, it is easy to detect which of the male birds is a bad stock-getter. Various experiments have been made as tothetime I subsequent the mating fertile eggs are laid. After a week we can safely count on fertile eggs, and for a few days after the male bird has been removed. One trial, in which six hens were mated with a cock, the eggs were 30 per cent. fertile on the third day, the percentage increased to 74 per cent. on the tenth d iy. But I consider the 30 per cent. on the third day out of the common. In this same trial the eggs were unaffected for four days after the removal of the male bird this agrees with my own experience on the tenth d:, all were unfertile. Instances are known, bowi ver, of eggs laid by hens proving fertile after the mule has been removed longer than ten days. One can never be too careful of the eggs between the time it is laid and entrusted to hen or incubator. A sudden shake may injure the germ boldom indeed do travelled eggs hatch as well as those laid on the premises. A touch of frost is fatal; in frosty weat her the eggs wanted to hatch should be brought in as early as possible and stored in a moderate tempera- ture. Attention to these points greatly reduced the percentage of failures to hatch. LAMBING EWES. Mr. J, Healy, M.R.C.V.S., lecturing receutiy at Aylesbury under the auspices of the Bucks County Council, gave some valuable instruction* as to the correct management of a flock of breeding ewes. He was afraid this year that sheep breeders would be subject to great temptations, viz., to give the in-lamb ewes too many roots and too little hay, owing to the fact that the former were so very plentiful. Whereas, he thought that ewes, from Christmas to the time they lambed, should not have more than ten or twelve pounds per head daily of roots, and should not have less than about one pound per head per day of good hay. The evil effects of over-doing the supply of roots and stinting in-lamb ewes of a proper allow- ance of hay did not become apparent until lambing- time, when it was too late to remedy the mismanage- ment. The management of ewes at lambing-time was treated of, and sevsral of the diseases of sheep Were discussed, and amongst others foot rot. Mr. Healy said that foot-rot amongst sheep was undoubtedly contagious, yet how many farmers treated it as if it were? Did they not dress the feet, and at once turn the affected sheep amongst the flocks again? In treating a contagious disease ihe very first thing was to separate the diseased from the healthy. He knew farms where at one time it was no uncommon thing for fifty per cent. of the sheep to be affected which were not quite cletir oi the disease, simply because the farmers separated the affected from the healthy, and did not return them to the flock until quite cured. The lecturer deplored the fact that farmers did not more often consult tht<ir veterinary advisers about their sheep. He did not mean to imply that it would always pay to send for a veterinary to come to one sheep, but when a farmer was, from some cause or other, experiencing almost daily loss amongst his sheep, he would derive very great benefit by consulting his veterinary surgeon.
AMONG the many gifts and graces of the present Archbishop of Canterbury, it seems to be forgotten that as a schoolboy he was chiefly noted for the adamantine hardness of his skull. A certain Kentish vicar, who was a fellow-pupil of young Temple at Blundell's School, Tiverton, used to say, It wab one of our great amusements to get. Temple to butt his head against the college room doors, aud he rarely failed to split them." FKANCIS SPIBRS, apprentice joiner, of Paisley, waj tilled while working at a new building at Barshiver. Some battens that were being hoisted to the roof fell suddenly, striking Spiers on the head and killing him instantly. LORD DALMJlNY, Lord Kosebery's eldest son, is now at Sandhurst, and is going into the Scots Greys. He is very popular, and is a very good rider, and firt.rate football player. He is also a cricketer of considerable merit—witness his excellent batt.ing for Eton in last year's match with Harrow at Lords. SIR DDWARD GREY, M.P., and Mr. Munro- Ferguson, M.P., have rented the well known Brahan Castle salmon fishings on the Conon from Colonel Stewart Mackenzie, of Seaforth. These waters afcrd excellent sport during the spring season, the Conon being now the best early salmon river in Ross, shire. MR. CHARLES AND LADY HILDA MCNEILL, who are an eminently sporting couple, have taken a house at Broxlwiiy, in Worcesiershire, close to the kennels of the North Cotswold Hounds, of which Mr. McNeill succeeds Captain Stacey as Master.
ROUND THE DISTRICT. ÜAHM aJl"H ENSH IRE. BURRY PORT. The past week has been a busy one, three elections having L- .loalt vrilli the Parish and District Councils and the County Council-the latter being the only contested one. The parish councillors for Burry Port Ward are Mr David Williams, carpenter; Mr William Howell, engine fitter: Mr Joseph Griffiths, calciner; Mr T. Williams, tinplate worker: Mr Phillip Jones, sawyer; and Mr J. L. Williams, copper worker.—The district coun- cillors for same ward have been re-elected—Mr John Owen, grocer, and Mr Richard Hammond, shipping. The contest in the South Division of Pembrey for the County Council lay between Mr Thomas F. Wilkins, White Lead Works' manager, and Mr John G. Thomas, colliery proprietor, the former having 2-13 votes majority. The Rev. J. H. Rees has been returned for the North Ward without opposition. ENGLISH BAPTISTS.—On Sunday afternoon Mr Jacob Gabe, until recently employed as accountant at Ashburham Tinplate Works, now at Tirydail, was presented with a magnificent set of standard books in recognition of services rendered and as a mark of esteem. RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.—An association, intended to protect the interests of the ratepayers, is about to be formed at Burry Port. AMBULANCE AND NURsi-G.-Dr. Owen Williams is in charge of the males in the ambulance class. This is the third year for some of them, their past record being a highly favourable one. The nursing class is under the care of Dr. Williams' assistant. The ladies turn out well.