THE COUNTY SEED AND CORN WAREHOUSE, PLANT, BULB, AND FLORAL DEPOT, 13, Queen Street, Carmarthen. SPRING 1892. t sJ^xgfc !i(' 71 A H. G. EYNON (PïOJn w. Ii. Rogers, The Quee?i,s Seedsman, Southampton) BEGS mo6t respectfully to inform the gentry and inhabitants generally, of Carmarthen Suburbs, also the adjoining Counties, that he has Opened Business at the above Address, as a GENERAL SEEDSMAN AND FLORIST, CORN FACTOR, &c. An acquaintance of nearly 14 years in the busi- ness enables me, at all times, to place before you articles of a reliable quality only, at reasonable prices, and trusts by personal attention to business to merit your confidence and support. Every description of SEEDS, d-c., to be obtained at this Establishment, at the finest quality only, being procured from the best Emjlish and Continental Growers. A Select Catalogue on Application of FLOWER, VEGETABLE, AND AGRICULTURAL SEEDS, Also BULBS, ROOTS, & GARDEN REQUISITES INSPECTION INVITED. ORDERS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. WANTED. CLLTB AGENTS WANTED, to form Clubs for I J Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Opera I Glasses, Musical Insts., &c. Members pay Is. per week. Terms, Catalogues, &c., KENDAL & DF.XT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid value. Great success. Mention Paper. Ladies' and Gents' Silver Levers 42s., worth 70s. [1254 WANTED, Female, Domestic Servants from 17 to 35 years, and Farm Labourers, seen and selected by the Emigration Lecturer, obtain free passages by steamer to Queensland where they will receive good wages. Only payments, £1 for sliipkits and fare to depot in London. Married men not to have more than two children under 12 years. On landing Emigrants received into Government depot free. Approved persons paving full fare receive Land Orders value £ 20.—Apply, Agent General for Queens- land, Westminster Chambers, 1, Victoria-street, London, S.W. PONTARDAWE UNION. WANTED, a GENERAL SERVANT (female) for the Workhouse of the above-named Union. Salary, E20 per annum with rations and apartments in the House. Applications in the Candidate's own handwriting, accompanied by three recent original testimonials,to be sent to me on or before the 13th January, 1892. A list of the duties to be performed can be obtained on application to me. By order, D. BEVAN TURBERVILLE, (Solicitor) Clerk to the Guardians. 4, Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea Valley, 19th December, 1891. [1291 oOOO at 3J per cent. Mortgage of Freehold at/ Land required for above.—Apply at office of this paper. HOUSE PARLOUR MAID, from London Suburbs, desires situation in or near Carmar- then; age 22.—A. H., JOURNAL Office. WANTED, immediately, good plain COOK two in family. —Apply, Mrs Lloyd, Gilfachwen, Llandyssul. WANTED, a good LAUNDRY MAID (Church- woman) and middle-aged preferred.—Apply to Mrs Howel Gwyn, Dyffryn, Neath. WANTED, by a respectable workingman with a small family, a respectable HOLTSE-KEEPER, between 30 and 40 years of age good character re- quired. Comfortable home offered. -Apply to J. J. Davies, 3, Newton street, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil. WANTED (immediately) a General Servant, able to do plain cooking. Comfortable country home. Wages 7e12 to tfi. Address, Edwards, Homeleige, Newbridge, Mon. ) WANTED (at once) in and out-door FEMALE APPRENTICES for the FANCY DEPART- MENT. Apply, D. D. Jones, Drapery Bazaar, Carmarthen. FOR SALE. FOR SALE, Cheap Excellent Four Wheel Dog- cart. — Apply, J. Jordan Jones, Auctioneer, Rhydygof, Lampeter. TO BE LET. TO LET, a Farm aiul Lands, called GELLVGLYO, in the Parish of Llanegwad, in the County of Car- marthen, on the 29th day of September, 1892. For further particulars apply to T. E. Davies, Esq., Castle Howell, Llanegwad, or to Mr C. E. Morris, Solicitor, Carmarthen. rTIO BE LET (by tender) the Grand Stand Refresh- ment Room on the Carmarthenshire Race Course on the 3rd and 4th February next. Tenders to be sent to tle Secretary, Carmarthenshire Races, Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on or before the 22nd of January, 1892. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. PUBLIC NOTICES. F- FOR Training Young Gentlemen to become OFFICERS in the MERCANTILE NAVY. Fee 55 Guineas per Annum. SCHOOL SHIP CONWAY," Liverpool. For Prospectus, &c., apply to Captain A. T. MILLER, R.N. [129G V,N 1..11v J:< ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS TO CANADA AND UNITED STATES. (Under contract with the Canadian Government for conveyance of the Canadian Mails) Saloon 10 to 18 Guineas, 2nd Cabin £ (i 6s., Steerage £ 4. CHEAPEST AND MOST EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE to all parts of Canada, Manitoba, the North West Territory, British Columbia, and the Western States of America. Special Emigrant and Tourist rates. Through Trains daily to the Pacific Coast, and Emigrant Sleeping Cars without extra charge. Western bound Emigrants accompanied by a special I conductor. A substantial Government Bonus for familes tat-inq uT) land in Manitoba the North West Territory, and British Columbia. Free Land Grants i of H50 acres. 1 Special handbooks of concise information, the British delegates' new reports and all the latest maps 1 and pamphlets free. Apply to the owners, ) ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool, < or to WILLIAM FINCH, 16. Nott-square, Carmarthen. 1 THREE MILLIO NS 1 HAVE BEEN I'AIK BY THE RAILWAY PASSENGERS' ASSURANCE COMPANY. } AS COMPENSATION FOR ACCIDENTS OF ALL KINDS. 1 Established 1849. Hon. Evelyn Ashley, Chairman. c Capital One Million. £ Income One Quarter Million si ei 64, Cornhill, LONDON. ti E ^T- | secreta,ries. fl; A. MAN, S 1! SWANSEA AND WORCESTER FLOUR MILLS. Subscription List opens on MONDAY, JANUARY 11th, 1892, at the several Bankers of the Company, and closes on or before MONDAY, JANUARY 18th, 1892. WEAVER & CO. LIMITED. INCORPORATED UNDER THE COMPANIES ACTS 1862 TO 1890. Whereby the liability of each Shareholder is limited to the amount of the Share. SHARE CAPITAL £ 200,000 Divided into 8,000 Six per cent. Preference Shares of £ 10 each, having priority in Capital, and 12,000 Ordinary Shares of £ 10 each. FIRST ISSUE ttoo,ooo 4,000 Preference Shares of £ 10"each £40,000 6,000 Ordinary Shares of S10 each £üO,O¡:O Total amount now offered for Sub- scription £ 100,000 Payable £1 per Share on Application, £1 per Share on Allotment, and the Balance as may be required by Instalments not exceeding 1:2 per Share, at intervals of not less than one month between each Call, 21 days' previous notice being given for each Call Of this issue the Directors and their friends have agreed to take over £ 40,000 in Ordinary Shares. No Debentures are now issued. DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN-DR. THOS. DRUSLYN GRIFFITHS, Druslyn, Swansea (Director, Glamorganshire Banking Company, Limited). ALDERMAN JAMES JONES. J.P., Brooklands, Swansea, Merchant. JOSEPH HALL, Esq., Grosvenor House, Swansea, Merchant. -WILLIA-NI WEAVER, Esq., Lansdoune House, Worcester, Miller and Corn Merchant, Managing Director. *Will join the Board after Allotment. BANKKRS: THE GLAMORGANSHIRE BANKING CO., LIMITED, Swansea, and Branches. LLOYD'S BANK, LIMITED, Worcester and Branches. MESSRS. BARCLAY, HEVAX, & Co. London. SOLICITORS MESSRS. AERON THOMAS & CO., Swansea. AUDITORS: MESSRS. TRIBE, CLARKE, CAWKER, & Co., Swansea, Bristol, and London. SECRETARY (l'RO. TKM.): R. G. CAWKER, Esq. REGISTERED OFFICES 11, TEMPLE STREET, SWANSEA. ABRIDGED PROSPECTUS. THIS Company is formed for the purposes of -L erecting at the Beaufort Warehouses, North Dock, Swansea, a First Class Flour Mill of the most modern description, of acquiring and taking over as a going concern the business of Mr Win. Weaver, of the City Mills, Worcester, Miller, Corn and Grain Merchant, and of carrying on. and developing the business of Millers, Corn, Grain and Seed Merchants, and other businesses and undertakings auxiliary thereto and for other objects as set forth in the Memorandum of Association of the Company. Flour Milling Companies established in Cardiff, Gloucester, Bristol, and the West of England, divide large dividends up to Ii 2 per cent., after carrying considerable amounts to Reserve Funds, and in some cases their shares realise double their original prices. The existing services of steamers and vessels between Swansea and various grain-exporting Countries, and the fact that shipowners are at all times ready to make considerable allowances for the privilege of coming to a loading port to discharge, together with other advantages, such as moderate dock charges, cheap fuel, &c., point to Swansea as one of the best spots in the Kingdom at which to establish Flour and Corn Mills and other Manufacturing Industries. As a centre for distribution Swansea has the natural facilities of a seaport town as well as the service of three of the leading railways and other minor railways, and is certainly the natural centre for the whole of the western portion of South Wales. Although Swansea and the surrounding districts have a very large and increasing population, which can well support a Flour Mill of very large capacity, there is at present no large modern Flour Mill in the South Wales District, West of Cardiff, and almost the whole of the Flour and Offals arising from Milling are supplied from a distance, at considerable cost of trans- port, which can be saved by local manufacture. A most eligible leasehold site, up m which buildings of a commodious and extensive character have been already erected, and have complete Railway and Dock accommodation, has been secured upon exceptionally advantageous terms at the BeaufortAVarehonses, North Dock, Swansea. It is proposed to erect upon this site and to have ready for work early in April next. a First-Class Flour Mill of the most modern description, with milling machinery of advanced type capable of an immediate weekly output of 3,000 sacks, and of such a nature as to admit of additional machinery being introduced when a larger output is required. The Mill will also be provided with an electric light installation, which will minimise the risk of fire, and with a complete system of sprinklers for the automatic extinction of fire. The buildings are sufficiently large to accommodate a plant capable of producing 10,000 sacks per week, with ample space for storage and for carrying on the corn and grain trade. It has alse been arranged to purchase from Mr. Wm. Weaver the leasehold promises known as The City Flour Mills," Worcester, together with the machinery and plant therein, the goodwill of the business carried r>n thereat, and the stock-in-trade and book debts appertaining to such business as on the 31st day of March next. This Mill is situate on the canal, has connection with road and railway, and is in the centre of a district in which some of the finest English wheat is grown. Messrs. Tribe, Clarke, Cawker and Co., chartered iccountants, have inspected Mr Weaver's books, and :heir report has satisfied the Directors that the business is an increasing and successful one. The purchase money for the lease, machinery, good- will and plant is £í,OOO, for the stock-in-trade the cost )rice, and for the book debts the full amount less trade liscount, subject to Mr Weaver guaranteeing them to 'ealise 20s. in the £ within four months. The Vendor has agreed to take £ 20,000 (including the mrchase money of the Worcester business) in ordinary shares. The vendor guarantees that the profits on the Worcester branch of the Company's business for the irst three years shall average £ 2,000 a year, and it is relieved that no larger sum than £20,000 (including lurchase money) will be required to carry on this H-anch. The Directors have also secured the services of Mr Weaver as Managing Director, upon terms which they oiisider -vill be advantageous to the Company. The Director-, believe that the business in Swansea nd Worcester can be profitably worked together, and hat the local advantages available at Swansea, the uuiparativc smallness of the capital required, and the I Liccessful character of the Worcester business will nable them to pay dividends equalling, if not xeeeding, those declared by other similar companies. The only agreement entered into is one between le said WILLIAM WEAVER of the one part and -icii.vHD GARNAUT CAWKKU on behalf of the Company f the other part, and dated the 31st day of December, n. No promotion money or intermediate profit of any kind has been charged or will be paid. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Associ- ation of the Company, of the Agreement above mentioned, and the draft of the proposed lease of the Beaufort Warehouses, can be inspected at the Offices of the Solicitors of the Company. Applications for Shares should be lodged with the Bankers of the Company, or the Secretary of the Company, at Temple street, Swansea, together with the amount payable on application. If no allotment be made the deposit will be returned without deduction, but if only a part of the amount applied for is allotted the surplus amount paid on deposit will be appropriated towards the sum due on allotment. Prospectuses, with forms of application, can be obtained at the Offices of the Company, from the Solicitors, and from the Bankers of the Company. W. FINCH, WINE I SPIRIT MERCHANT, ALE & STOUT BOTTLER, CARMARTHEN. AGENT FOR THE CUNARD, INMAN, ALLAN, DOMINION, UNION, & NEW ZEALAND STEAMSHIP COMPANIES AND THE CANADIAN PARCEL EXPRESS. Information and Dates of Sailing Free on Application. CIGARS! CIGARS!! CIGARS! J. JENNINGS Holds a large Stock of the leading Brands of HAVANA, MEXICAN, MANILA, & BRITISH CIGARS At TO RE'S PRICES. SPECIALITE. 30,000 Manila Cigars, full weight, and in fine condition, to be Sold at the very low price of 2D. EACH. 16S. PER 100. Box OF 500, 23 18s. 60. CIGARETTES. TURKISH, THE OTTOMAN, A'ALA, 8s. 100. EGYPTIAN. MELACHRINO. NESTOR GlAN ACLIS, from Co. 6(1. per 100. SPECIALITE. A Cigarette made on the Premises, from the very finest Virginia grown, and is cut especially for these Cigarettes. They are in two sizes, and sold at 8d. per oz. Many other Brands in Stock. TOBACCOS. Over 80 different sorts kept in Stock, and fresh weekly including- ARCHERS, TADDYS, WILLS, LAMBERT AND BUTLERS, HIGNETTS, COPES, PLAYERS, SMITHS, ETC. PIPES BY ALL BEST MAKERS. POUCHES. CIGAR AND CIGARETTE CASES. STICKS. Every requisite for the Smoker kept in Stock. MH. J. JENNINGS begs to take this opportunity of informing the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry of Car- marthen and District, that his FIRST CLASS TOILET SALOON is NOW OPEN, under the Management of an experienced WEST-END HAIR- DRESSER. Private room for Ladies' and children. Ladies' own hair made up into any design. WIGS, ETC.. PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. -4 large Assortment of Toilet Articles kept in Stock. JAMES JENNINGS, TOBACCO & CIGAR MERCHANT, 44, KING-STREET, CARMARTHEN. u_ MADAM NE LLIE REES (LLINOS RHONDDA) SOPRANO VOCALIST, WINNER OF 1-5 PHIZES AT THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IS OPEN to receive Engagements for ORATORIO and MISCELLANEOUS CONCERTS. For terms and date apply, Nellie Rees, Llinos Rhondda, Aberdare. [1287 TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for the erection of a Vicarage JL House, &c., in the parish of Monachlogddu. Plans and specifications may be inspected, and full particulars obtained at the office of Mr J. M. Thomas, Architect, Narberth. Sealed Tenders to be sent, on or before the 3rd of February next, to the Rev D. Griffiths, vicar of Msnachlogaddu, Clynderwen, R.S.O. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Dated this 7th day of January, 1892. SALES BY AUOTION. SALE OF MARINE CLIFF HOUSE, FERRYSIDE. MR. DAVID THOMAS is favoured with in- structions tt» offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, at 3 p.m., on Saturday, 30th January, 1892, the above mentioned very desirable and pleasantly situated Leasehold House and Premises, in the yearly occupation of Dr. Peter Williams. For further particulars, apply to Mr David Thomas, Land Agent, Carmarthen or to MESSRS. G. & R. THOMAS, Solicitor, Carmarthen. THE JOURNAL HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY LOCAL PAPER. CIRCULATION OVER 3,000 COPIES WEEKLY.
X^WARNINGTcTm THE WELSH CHURCH. The question of Welsh Disestablishment has been discussed by speakers of all classes —Conservatives, Liberals, Tories, Radicals, Liberationists, and Churchmen. In con- sidering the future of our Church we cannot help giving some prominence to the words that fall from the lips of speakers who may be supposed to represent the opinions of the incoming Gladstonian Government Mr Lloyd George, M.P., speaking at Pontypridd in support of Mr Alfred Thomas's Welsh Institutions Bill, tells us that Some may say that a measure like Mr A. Thomas's went against Disestablishment, which was the great National question, and must be kept to the front," but Disestablishiiient 14 would assist in passing a Bill like this. It would assist in lubricating the machinery created by the Bill!" It would liberate Y,300,000 a year." They must not repeat the mistake made in Ireland, where a large portion of revenues which belonged to the nation were banded back to parsons." That money immediately it was liberated from ecclesiastical :ontrol, must be placed under the control of "he representatives of the people." If Mr Lloyd George's amia.ble intentions are ever :arried out, the conscientious bard-working nen who form the great body of ouir clergy vould most certainly be supported by their ongregations, but how about the droties7 I
MESSRS. BOWEN ROWLANDS, M.P., AND CO. The Hon. Member for Cardiganshire and his esteemed friend, Tom Ellis, M.P., are starring it in the provinces. The programme consists of a tragical recital of Tory misdeeds, and the amusing farce called, You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." At Cardigan the scratching had to be done by Mr W. 0. Brigstocke, as the state of the roads prevented Mr Ellis from attending the opening meeting, but he was hardly missed, his duties were most ably performed by the county chairman of the Carmarthenshire Council, who proved a proficient in the art. There was a good deal of Home Rule in all the speeches; Home Rule for Ireland, and though we are not told what even that means, we are to have a better and wider Bill for Wales. In fact, Wales for the Welsh, and all the ridiculous fustian that forms the stock in trade of Welsh Radical orators was freely indulged in. It is strange 13 ZD that these two hon. gentlemen who apparently pride themselves on their superior brain power cannot find a less puerile subject to dilate upon fortunately, the one could only address his audience in the language of the hated Saxon, and the other spoke in so broad a North Wales dialect that his words were all but unintelligible to the refined Cardiganshire ear. How will it be when the national aspirations have been gratified, and Wales have elected a full house of well paid repre- sentatives. Shropshire must, of course, be at once annexed, as Shrewsbury is by mutual consent declared the metropolis of Wales the language of the Salopians or some other mutually comprehended tongue must be adopted if the hon. members are to understand one another and busines is to be done. Will Mr Ellis ransack the recesses of his fertile brain for means to reconcile the many con- flicting elements of race and language that ZD 4D make up the Welsh nation. He will be a greater man than Llewellyn or any of the ancient worthies if he can. It was these same differences that gave Wales as a prey to English adventurers they exist still, but lie dormant under the spell of the mighty power with which we are happily united-an alliance that every Welshman of common sense will do his best to cherish and cement. One part of Mr Ellis' speech at Lampeter must have been gull and wormwood to Mr Rowlands the hon gentleman dilated at length, and with con- siderable warmth upon the necessity of filling every office with Welsh speaking men, or with persons who are elever enough to lerirn to be understood in the Welsh lanquaqe. Mr Ellis, of course, is aware that Mr Rowlands' term of office has nearly expired, but it was unkind to remind him so pointedly of it. If every office, however humble, is to be filled by Welsh speaking men, it is, of course, im- possible that the most purely Welsh County of the Principality should continue to be represented by Mr Rowlands, who, on his own confession, has never been sufficiently taught his native tongue," or in the words of Mr Ellis has not been clever enough to learn it." In arguing the case of Wales for the Welsh, Mr Ellis made use of an amusingly sapient illustration. "Slppose" says the hon. gentleman, there was a county court judge- ship vacant in Essex, and a Welshman, who knew a dozen different languages, but not English, were appointed to it. What would become of him He would be treated with ten times greater contempt than a tithe collector ever was in Wales." And very justly so, if the man was imbecile enough to acquire ten languages, and yet remain ignorant of the most useful and far reaching ignorant of the most useful and far reaching of all, we had almost said the universal business language of the world, he would deservedly be treated with contempt. It is lamentable to hear men of education uphold- ing Welsh Nationality on such false grounds as these. We yield to none in pride of our country, nation and of our ancient tongue, but in the name of common sense let us realise the fact that our language, beautiful as it is, can in no way advance the welfare of the Welsh people, that on the contrary it holds us back in the race of life. In what language do we conduct our business and keep our ac- counts ? If we desire to stndy a science or art, do we turn to a Welsh book ? Let us rather feel pride in our country, for the many noble traits in the character of its people, for their thrift, energy and aptitude to elevate themselves the moment they cast off the trammels that false patriots seek to twine around them, for their own political ends. Of course, Mr Ellis let off the usual tirade against landlords, who in some mysterious way are responsible that the" poor, honest workingman has nothing to do but to emigrate, &c." We suspect that the farmer has more to do with this matter than the landlord. The latter would be only too glad to keep the labourer on the land if possible, but that worthy, if able bodied, will hardly be content with the current rate of agricultural pay when double and treble the amount can be earned by shorter hours at the works. As far as the workingman is concerned he is to be congratulated on the fact that he has a ready market for his labour so near at hand. If sympathy is to be expended, it should be poured over the owners and occupiers of land who suffer great loss by dearth of labour. Mr Ellis touched but lightly upon the Dis- establishment question, but he used a signifi- cant expression, which, read in conjunction with Mr Alfred Thomas's recent utterances, throws a light upon the conscientious prin- ciples that guide the Liberation party-The question needed only the sickle in order to reap the harvest." To reap the harvest that other men have sown The expression is pretty, but is put in much shorter words in the Decalogue, which we commend to Mr Ellis' notice. The statement that the Roman Priesthood have only the same influence over their flock as is exercised by the Nonconfor- mist ministers of Wales, is a downright insult to the Protestantism of this country. What influence can our ministers bring to bear that can compare with the awful power of the confessional? Was it mere sympathy with the people of Ireland that led the priests to exertion in the late elections? If they were so much in sympathy with the people, why not have trusted them to vote as they pleased Mr Rowlands scouts the idea that Home Rule can be a damage to the Protes- tants of Ireland, and appeals to history in proof of his assertions. It would not be ditlicnlt to controvert his statement by the authority to which he refers, but the piteous appeal against Home Rule addressed to us by the Nonconformists of Ireland is sufficient proof of the fallacy. Mr Rowlands is very anxious to know what good the Conservatives have done for the people of Wales. If Mr Row- lands had held a meeting at Llandyssul he might have been enlightened on this matter. Formerly the inhabitants of that parish paid some £80 a year in school fees; last year they obtained their schooling free, aud also an additional Government Grant of £164. Here is a tangible benefit conferred by the present Government, which, multiplied by every parish, means a good deal. We could give Mr Rowlands much useful information on this matter if space allowed, but dealing merely with the question of education, Wales is now, thanks to Conservatives, in a better position than any other part of the United Kingdom. Mr Rowlands will of course claim credit to Welsh members for the Inter- mediate Education Act, but he will hardly expect us to believe that these gentlemen, important as they are, could have forced on such a Bill, unless the Government, possessed of an overwhelming majority, had been in accord with its principles. Mr Rowlands will find that his constituents are far more enlightened and less credulous than he imagines.
THE FANCY DRESS BALL AT BROWNSLADE. To the Editor of Tiip, JOURNAL. Sli,, --In your last issue an account was given of the ball at Brownslade. I hope you will for- give me if I make one remark it is that your correspondent was so dazzled by the number of beauteous maidens in the room, or had done himself so well at supper, that he was unable to remember much about it when he got home. Another idea which struck me when I read the account was, he only described one dress cor- rectly. Perhaps his attention was so occupied by the wearer tnat he had eyes for no others. Of course, I may be mistaken in my conjectures. I am sure all who were present will agree with me when I say that nothing could have been more of a success than the fancy dress ball, which, owing to the hospitality of Col. and Lady Lamb- ton, was held at Brownslade on Tuesday, Jan. 6th. Although Brownslade is rather cut off from the civilised world (I don't mean to imply by this that anyone who lives there is uncivilised), yet people are always willing to drive any dis- tance, as they know a dance given by Lady Victoria is sure to be a success. The house is well suited for a ball, as all the downstairs rooms open into each other, and thus the atmosphere never gets oppressive. The floor was beautiful, but the room is just a little too narrow, which makes it very hard to guide. The greatest trouble had been taken to make it a success the conservatory was very prettily decorated with large ferns and palms, little lamps hanging from the branches. The front entrance was closed, and the long passage which leads from another doorway was beautifully decorated with flags, Japanese lamps, and small lights. At about 9.15 nearly everyone had arrived. It was very amus- ing standing in the hall watching the different characters. At one time a Japanese lady would pass with one of our gallant Militia next the stately form of a Yeoman of the Guard with an Hungarian peasant under his protection, or a fleet Egyptian sais accompanying a Lancashire witch. There were only three in ordinary even- ing dress. It was, perhaps, a good thing that someone represented our own time, as otherwise we might have forgotten that we had reached the year 1892. The fancy dresses were lovely, and it would be hopeless to try and describe them all, or to pick out the best. However, I feel bound to notice one or two. I must agree with your correspondent of last week on one point, it was that Lady Victoria looked very well as Queen Matilda-no one sould make a kinder or more genial hostess. I hope Queen Matilda was as good and looked after William the Conqueror with equal care. Mrs Mirehouse was dressed as a Lancashire witch, not as Mother Hubbard. Miss Lambton, Miss Samson, Miss Gladys Booker, and Miss Abadam all looked extremely well. The Honourable Hugh Campbell appeared as a fierce Highlander. I often wish there was a dress in Wale3 which showed off your brawny knees to such effect. Mr T. Mousley had on a very handsome dress of the 17th century. Mr Mirehouse looked splendid as a Yeoman of the Guard. I should keep clear of the Guard if they were all as big and strong as he. I am sure the two Egyptian Saises would give points to any two out in Cairo, they would make a very pretty pair to run before anyone's carriage in London. Mr E. Lambton was dressed as a Jester, and his bells sounded very merrily as he danced round the room. Mr R Lambton was a Gondolier, he quite reminded me of the happy time I spent in Venice. Mr P. C. Lambton looked very well as a Beef-eater, although rather diminutive by the side of Mr Mirehouse. A full list of dresses is given below. The house party were Col and Lady Victoria Lambton, Miss Lambton, Mr W Lambton, MrC. A. Lambton, Mr G. C. Lamhton, Mr E. Lambton, Mr R. R. Lambton, Mr P. O. Lambton, Lord Kensington, The Honourable Gwendolen Edwardes, the Honourable Grace Edwardes, Miss E. Reid, Viscount Brackley, the Hon Hugh Campbell, Mr Young, Mr Delme Davies-Evans. Lady Victoria Lambton, Queen Matilda of Flanders; Miss Lambton, Japanese lady; the Hon. Gwendoline Edwardes, Wales: the Hon. Grace Edwardes, Icelandic peasant Miss E Reid, Vivandiere Miss Leach, evening dress Miss Abadam, Mary Seaton Miss M Vaughan, Poudre; Mrs Edmoncles, Poudre Miss Edmondes, orange girl Miss D Edmondes, Elsie Maynard Miss R K Brown, a dancer Miss Watkins, night; Mrs Matthews, evening dress Mrs Mirehouse, Lancashire witch Miss Gladys Booker, Hungarian peasant Miss Dulcie Booker, Mdle. de Montpensier Miss Mousley, Lady, XVII. Century Miss Florence Mousley, peasant; Miss Norah Morison, winter; Miss Samson, Ice Queen Miss Gladys Samson, Lady of Henry IV. period Mrs Leach, evening dress Miss Lloyd, evening dress Miss Cosens, Canada; Miss Ethel Lloyd, Martha; Mits Reid, ancient Greek Mrs Lloyd, Venetian Lady Miss Lloyd, 19th Century Evelina Miss Higgon, Bretonna peasant Miss Tillsley, Neapolitan peasant Miss Vaughan, J892. Lieut.-Col F W Lambton, French cook; Mr W Lambton, Argentine cattle driver Mr C A Lambton, Japanese gentleman Mr R C Lamb- ton, Chinese soldier Mr E Lambton, Jester Mr R R Lambton, Gondolier Mr T 0 Lambton, Beef-eater Lord Kensington, evening dress the Hon. Hugh Campbell, Highlander; Viscount Brackley, 3rd R.S. uniform; Mr Young, Alba- nian Mr D Davies-Evans, Egyptian runner Mr Charlie Edmondes, Worcester Militia Mr Matthews, uniform Mr C Barker, evening hunt dress; Mr R W Mirehouse, Yeoman of the Guard Mr S Madan, Court dress George II. Mr E Saunders-Davies, Egyptian runner Mr G H Mander, Kate Greenaway Mr T P Mousley, 17th Century; Mr 0 Mousley, Turk; Mr J W Morison, Surgeon O.F., Pembroke; Mr J E Harrison, R.A. Mr Lewis Phillips, Breton peasant Capt. Walter Stewart, R.N. Lieut.- Col. Leach, Pembrokeshire Yeoman Cavalry Mr E Lloyd, 18th Century Lt.-Col. Bridgman, porter R M.C. Miss C R Harbord, Sandhurst uniform; Mr E B Ashmore, R.A.; Mr J L Barrington, R.N.; Col. Saurin, Lawrenny Hunt Club Mr H W H Brcnchley, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regt. Mr E S Saurin, Pem. Yeo. Mr G Saunders-Davies, 4th; Mr Lewis Samson, Council. # The Pembroke Ball, held at the Assembly Rooms on the 7th inst. was a great success. The attendance was very good, and the dres?es all that could be desired, many being most becoming and elegant. We noticed among those present Lord Kensington, the Honourables Gwendoline and Grace Edwardes, Viscount Brackley, the Hon. ourable Hugh Campbell, Sir Marteine and Lady Lloyd, Sir 11 Charles Philipps and Miss Philipps, Mr and Mrs Colby, Col. Saurin and party, Col. Davies-Evans (Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire), and Miss Davies-Evans, Miss Aline Lambton and the Messrs Lambton, Col Leach and party, Mr and Mrs Mirehouse and party, Colonel and Mrs Goodive and the Misses Goodive, Mr and Mrs Price-Rice, Captain Stewart, R.N., Col Sir George Sarpent and the officers of the Con- naught Rangers, Major and MrsTylden aud the officers of the R.A., &c. The most striking and prettiest dresses were a yellow costume trimmed with Honiton lace (Mrs Colby,), a pale green satin trimmed with sable (Lady Lloyd), a pink satin with jewelled embroidery (Mrs Price-Rice), a pale green satin and tulle trimmed with Mal- maism carnations (Miss A. Lambton), a white and gold (Miss Davies-Evans), a green and silver (Miss Lloyd Philipps), a white silk and lace (Miss Higgon), a white and blue (Miss D Edwardes), two very pretty pink dresses and a black one, with small pink daisies round the neck. The dancing was kept up with great spirit to the strains of Mr Hulley's most ex- cellent band. The absence of Lady Victoria Lambton, Lady Kensington, and Mrs Saurin was much regretted. # The Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire has decided to send two of his sons—Masters Delme Davies Evans and Alan Davies-Evans—to the University College of Wales. He has rented one of the fine new houses on the South Marine- terrace, Aberystwyth, for their accommodation. This terrace stands south of the Castle, is built on a prominent and salubrious position, and com- mands an uninterrupted view of Cardigan Bay from Carnarvon to Cardigan Head. V With his accustomed generosity, the Viscount Emlyn has this year again distributed a large 11 11 quantity of coal among the deserving poor of the district of Golden Grove. V The Khedive of Egypt died rather suddenly on Thursday week, and his son, Prince Abbas, has been declared his successor by the Sultan of Turkey. V Cardinal Manning died at 8.20 on Thursday morning. He was only confined to his bed for four days previously by bronchitis.
UNIONIST DEPUTATION TO SIR JOHN JONES JENKINS. From what has already appeared in these columns our readers are fully aware that during the last week or two the unionists of the united boroughs of Car- marthen and Llanelly have earnestly followed up their determination to request Sir John J. Jenkins to become their candidate at the forthcoming general election by drafting a requisition, subsequently signed by influential and representative electors in both boroughs, for presentation to the Knight of the Grange, urging him to accede to the wish set forth in the petition. On Tuesday a number of Llanelly and Carmarthen Unionists proceeded to Swansea by the morning express for the purpose of submitting the requisition to Sir John. The deputation consisted of Messrs. James Buckley, J.P., J, Allen Williams, Ernest Trubshaw, J.P., Robert Mrrgrave, J. S. Daw, J. G. Daw, W. Buckley Roderick, W. Rees (Western Works), W. H. Cox, together with Messrs T. Thomas, J.P., J. F. Morris, A. Soppitt, and Pughe Davies, of Carmarthen. Mr C. W. Marsel Lewis, Mr J. H. Rogers, J.P., Capt. H. Rees, Mr Dan Williams, and others intended to form part of the deputation, but im- portant business engagements were responsible for their absence. A letter was received from Mr J. H. Rogers, expressing his regret at being unable to be present and intimating that he was in full sympathy with the objects of the deputation, and promising to give his most cordial support to Sir John in the event of his consenting to stand. The deputation arrived at the Grange at half-past one, and were received by Sir John and Lady Jenkins. Conducted into the draw- ing room, the objects of the mission were at once dis- closed, the duty of introducing the deputation being entrusted to Mr J. Allen Williams, who observed that Sir John doubtless already knew the obiect of their mission, which was none other than to present to him a requisition, asking him contest the united boroughs of Carmarthen and Llanelly in the Unionist interest at the forthcoming general election. THE CARMARTHEN REQUISITION. Mr Thomas, addressing Sir John and Lady Jenkins, said he had the pleasure and honour to hand to the former the requisition he held in his hand, which stated that they, the undersigned, as representing the Unionist e lectors of Carmarthen, invited Sir John to become the Unionist candidate for the boroughs, and conveying the promise that he would receive, in the event of his standing, the united support of both Unionists and Conservatives. The requisition, the speaker went on to say, was signed by the most in. fluential citizens in Carmarthen, and when Sir John perused, he would agree with him that it contained the signatures of some of the very best men they had in the town. Signed both by Liberal Unionists and Conservatives, he assured Sir John that he had per- sonally obtained some of the signatures, and in con- versation with electors had been assured that a strong conviction existed that if he consented to stand he would be returned, adding that those who expressed the conviction promised to do all that they could by their united support to secure his return. Sir John should certainly have his assistance, and everything he was possessed of at Carmarthen should be placed at his service, whilst he would work hand in hand with Sir John's other supporters to further his cause in that town. He was firmly convinced that if Sir John would only consent to stand and say, I will enter into this contest with the boroughs with my whole heart," he would have a splendid chance. The Liberals were saying that they wanted a respectable man, and in Sir John they had one, and for the sake of the boroughs he hoped he would consent to come forward. THE'LLANELLY REQUISITION. The Llanelly requisition was presented by Mr. J. Allen Williams and Mr Robert Margrave, and the latt«r addressing Sir John and Lady Jenkins said he had great pleasure in presenting it from the Llanelly supporters. It was signed equally by Liberal Unionists and Conservatives both in point of number and of their representative character, a fact which they would observe when the names were read out by Mr Williams. Mr Thomas had spoken so much in the strain, in which he proposed to follow, that it was un- necessary for him to take much of their time. With regard to the Conservatives Sir John would almost unanimously be supported by them. If any abstained they would be few, and if such a few existed he waa confident they could be won over to a support of a candidate who in the great question of the integrity of the empire be the candidate of the Unionist cause, and it was upon that question the issue would be fought. Mr J. Allen Williams then went over the names of the signatories, and claimed that they were an ex- ceedingly influential and representative character. SIR JOHN'S REPLY. Sir John in reply said that he had in the first place to thank them for the very kind expression of opinions made with regard to him, and ho was constrained to say that he was deeply touched by the manner in which they had sought him to become their candidate. Some of those present stood around him when on some occasions in the past, particularly one they had had to fight very openly and probably rather bitterly. Sometimes they knew they used language when they were in the fighting which afterwards, when the strife was over, they regretted. There could, he took it, be no doubt that the great question which had brought them together now was, and they had it all at heart, the unity of this great empire. That was the question which they were all agreed most. deeply touched them. Referring to the Carmarthen requisition he saw upon it the names of gentlemen who on previous occasions he had been proud to call among his staunch sup- porters. There would undoubtedly be some minor differences between the Liberal Unionists and the Conservatives, but they were agreed upon the great issue which was to determine the fignt, and that was the integrity of the empire. As to hia reply to the requisition he could not give a definite answer then because, as they were aware, he was pledged to Swansea, and he must first of all release himself from it ere he gave a final answer. He had spoken to some of the leaders, others he had not had an opportunity of speaking to, and he was unaware of the form the requisition would take. From the expressions of opinion made that day lie took it that in the fight before them, whether he was the candidate or no, they would take off their coats and wage the battle thoroughly. He would not disguise the fact that it would be a very difficult fight, and to be successful they must not leave a stone unturned in order to be victorious. As they all knew the Carmarthen Boroughs was one of the most Radical constituencies in Wales, but about the great leader of the party- Mr Gladstone-there was an infatuation, a fettishness, each of which they would have to combat in the fight. Mr Gladstone had proved himself a worthy leader for many years and he would be sorry to say one word against him other than upon the question of Home Rule. Mr Gladstone bad an extraordinary faculty for changing his views, first of all persuading himself that he was right; and then in earnest setting about persuading others that the cause he presented was the only one which they could espouse. Well, gentlemen, lie felt very grateful to them and proud of the two requisitions they had handed him that day. The requisitions were not such as would in any way be lightly regarded by him and in fighting the great cause, should he be their candidate, he would cherish both highly. He wished the gentlemen present to know that he was not unmindful of the honour which they and the signatories of the requisitions had conferred upon him. They were not inviting someone totally unknown to them, as he had the honour of representing them in Parliament before. He was of course well aware that he could not expect the support of the Conservatives in some of the advanced views he took upon different questions, but bound by one great question it was patent to him that evidence of the support of the party was given him by the presence of some of its representatives before him. and the signatures of others on the requisitions he held in his hand. They were aware that his representation of the boroughs ceased when this great question was the determining one at the polls. Upon that question he had now unmistakable testi. mony that the Conservatives in the borough were wholly at one with the Liberal Unionists, and that upon the question both would fight to secure the return of the Unionist candidate. It was really the name of Mr Gladstone which had carried the last election and not the question of Home Rule. All those who had given this question of Home Rule consideration knew that had it been brought forward by auy other man it would not have received any thought or as only the measure dissociated from the man. They would have seen in it the first step towards the disintegration of the empire of which they and he alike were proud. He must candidly confess that he could not say he was bitterly disappointed at losing the last election, be- cause as they w.-re well aware, that before he finally consented to come out again so doubtful was he of be. ing returned in consequence of an action he had taken, that of lighting against Mr Gladstone's Home Rult