SECOND DAY.-WEDNESDAY. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. On Wednesday the court opened for the trial of Prisoners, when the chair was occupied by Mr Charles Marshall Griffith. There were also present. on the bench, Capt Jordan, Pigeonsford Colonel Lewes. Llaniear • Mr T. H. Brenchley, Glaneiriw; Capt Howell, Noyadd, Trefawr; Mr T. H. R. Win wood, Tyg^e^. THE GRAND JURY. The Grand jUry were Messrs Daniel Thomas, Ynyshir, Scyboryeoed, foreman David Davies F^u' Troedyraur; John Edwards, Terraoe- road, Aberystwyth David Ellis, Great Darkgate. street Aberystwyth; Daniel Evans. Maesmynach John Griffiths, Queen-street, Aberystwyth } Hugh I Hughes, Cwnabir, Trefeirig John James, Dolgoch; John Jones, Tyn'rhelig, Cyfoethybrenin Evan Jones, Nantsiriol, Clara'jh David Jones, Penrhiw, John Jones, Tyn'rbelig, Cyfoethybrenin Evan Jones, Nantsiriol, Clara'jh David Jones, Penrhiw, • Llanddewi Aberarth John Trevethan, Maes Bangor, Melindwr Richard Wa.tkir.s, Henllys David Williams, Cynyltmawr. THE CHARGE. The Chairman in charging the grand jury, briefly alluded to the various cases in the calender. He commented strongly on the absence of so many grand jurymen, but excused it on account of the late harvest, and added that another time the court would feel it their duty to inflict fines oa absentees. Referring to the appointment of public proseautors, he said he was glad the plan had been adopted in this country, as it would do away with settling criminal cases before they came on for hearing, lie also pointed out the increased jurisdiction granted to magistrates, by which they could decide many cases now sent to the quarter sessions. ALLEGED ROBBERY OF FODDER. In thecase of John Davies, charged with stealing a certain quantity of horse fodder, of the value of eight shillings and sixpence, the goads and chattels of Jacob Trollop, at Cardigan, 6th Sept, the grand jury found no true bill, and the accused was dis- charged.. Mr W. North, instructed by Messrs Jenkins and Evans, appeared for the prosecutor, and Mr W. E. George for the defence. LARCENY. John Downs, labourer (38), was charged with stealing two flannel shirts, of the value of^about eighteen shillings, the goods and chattels of David Owens, Gwernant Issa, Troedyraur. Mr Walter North, instructed by Messrs Jenkins and Evans, prosecuted. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to three calendar months imprisonment with hard labour. Eleanor Jones, hawker (56), was charged with stealing one flannel chemise, value four shillings, from the dwelling house of Daniel Davies, at Penant, on the 9th September. Mr W. North, instructed by Messrs Hugh Hughes and Sons, prosecuted. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and five previous con- victions having been proved against her, she was sentenced to twelve calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour. OBTAINING A WATCH BY FALSE PRETENCES. William Morgan, miner (56), was charged with obtaining a watch by false pretences from Thomas Samuel, at Aberystwyth, on the 29th August. Mr Joseph Evans piosecuted, and Mr W. North defended the prisoner. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and pri- soner was sentenced to six calendar months' im- prisonment with hard labour. THEFT OF CLOTHING. George Jenkins, seaman (35), was charged with stealing one pair of trousers and one pair of stock- ings, the property of Griffith Williams, at Tre- fechan Ucha, 21st September, 1879. Mr W. North, instructed by Messrs Jenkins and Evans, prosecuted. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to four calendar months imprisonment with hard labour, there being one previous con- viction against him. EXTENSIVE ROBBERY OF MONEY. Margaret Ann Jonp&, domestic servant (19), was charged with stealing one £ 10 Bank of England note, five e5 Bank of Englacd notes, about fifteen pounds in sovereigns and half-sovereigns,and one five shilling piece of the current coins of the realm, one chintz bag, and one workbox, of tbe the money, goods, and chattels of Sarah Trevethan, on or about 27th September, 1879. Mr W. North, instructed by Messrs Hugh Hughes and Sons, prosecuted. The jury tound the prisoner guilty, and she was sentenced to eight calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. Mr Henry Tanner, F.G.S., Professor of the Science of Agricultural at the University Colltge of Wales, has just written a work on Agricultural, entitled, "Jack's Education; or How he learnt Fft-ming." The book is published by Messrs Chapman and Hall, and should be widely circulated among agriculturists
FARRAGO ACADEMIC. OXFORD, OCTOBER 15th. The following have baen elected to scholarship R this week:—At St. John's College, MrT. F. Roberts, from Aberystwyth College, to an open scholarshi p tenable for five years, and of the annual value of £ 100. At Exeter Collage, Natural Science scholar- ship to Mr Alfred Evans, Aberystwyth College.
THE MELINDWR WATER SCHEME. At a special meeting of the Town Council, to be held on Tuesday, the fifth item on the ag-enda. is- To take into consideration an application by Messrs Bailey Denton, Son, amVJTorth, for the pay- ment of the sum of jC107 15s 101., balance due to them for professional services in respect to a scheme for obtaining a, supply of water from Meliudwr Valley." A full account of the amount expended on this abortive selieme-litor ally thrown awity-would be highly interesting to the ratepayers. Perhaps we may be pardoned if we ask the question, When and where will it end ?
RESIGNATION OF MR VAUGHAN, COUNTY ROADS SURVEYOR. At the meeting of the County Roads Board, held at Aberaeron on Tuesday, Capt Jordan in the chair, Mr John Vaughan, Pier-street, tendered his resignation as county roads surveyor. The Chairman expressed the great regret which the board felt that Mr Vaughan, who had for over 35 years been the servant of the board, should have found it necessary, through ill-health, to resign. During the time he had been the surveyor he ha.d performed his duties in a most efficient manner. Colonel Lewes said they all agreed with what the chairman had said, and added that the roads in this county were really the best in South Wales, and that this county was the only one which for some few years had to support itself without a county road rate.
TOWYN. DEATH ABROAD-Tile news of the death of the late Mr Morris Evans, Tyddynymeirug, Celynin near this town, reached here early this week, and cast quite a gloom over the large circle of friends which he formed in various parts of the country. He died at Red Oak, county of Montgomery, Iwoa, North America, on the 29th of August last, where he had recently emigrated. Mr Evans for many years took an active part in public business, especially as a guardian, in which capacity he dis- tinguished himself as a steadfast friend of the poor. By his death they have losta benefactor, the like of which is seldom to be met with now a days LLANILAR. MEMORIAL STONES.—Thiee memorial stones of the new Calvinistic Methodist chapel in this village were laid yesterday afternoon, just as we were going to press. The stones were announced to be laid by the Countess of Lisburne, Mr M. J. Tredwell. and Mr J. W. Morris.
HOLLOWAT'S OiNTMBNr AXD PILLS. -More precious tlia Gold. -Diarrhoea., dysentery, and cholora are, through the sum mer'8 heat, carrying off the. young, as the winter's cold destroy theage.d. In the most acute cases, where internal medicine cannot be retained, the greatest relief will immediately result from rubbing Hollowiy, soothing Ointment ,ver the abdomen The friction should be frequent and Drisk, to insure the pene- tration 01 a large portion of the Ointment. This Ointment calms the excited peristaltic action, and soothes the pain. Both vomiting and griping yield to it; where fruits or vege- tables have origininated the malady it is proper to remove all indigested matter from the bowels by a moderate dose of Holloway'g Pills before using the Ointment. CURE OF 20 YEARS' ASTHMA BY DR. LOCOCK'S PULMONIC WAFERS. -Prom M. qROSE Ksq., Redruth. I thank Sod that I have found more benefit from three. 2s 9d boxes which I have taken, than from all other medicines I erer took for the last twenty years." They give instant relief and a rapid cure to asthma, consumption, bronchitis, coughs, and all disorders of the chest and lungs. They have a pleasant taste. Price Is ljd and 2a 9d per box. Stid by all chcmist8,
TREGARON AGRICULTURAL SHOW. The following is a continuation of the report of this show:— THE DINNER was held in the Talbot Hotel, after the show, when the chair was taken by the vice-president of the society, Mr iSylvaaus Lewis, Nanteos, supported by MrT. E. Lloyd, M.P Coediui'ire, Cardigan, and Air Vaughaa Davies, Tanybwich Captain Vaughan, Brynog, Talsarn Mr W. Jones, Llwynygroes; Mr R. Gardincr, Cross wood the Rev Mr Jones, Tre- garon. The vice-chair was occupied by Dr Jwhn Rowland, Argoed supported by the iiev Octavius Davies, M. A., Tregaron Dr H., Rowland, Garth, Ltanddewi-brefi; Mr J, Ingiis Jones, Dcrry Ormoud and Air Daniel Itowlanus, Ystrad. There were about thirty other persons present. Grace wis said before and after dinner by the liev Octavius Davids, M. A. After the cloth had been removed. The President proposed The Queen," and The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the rest of the Itoyal Family," and remarked that the Welsh were remarkably loyal. The President next proposed The Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces," coupled with the name of Mr Inglis Jones. Mr Itifilis Jones said he could only repeat what he Slid the other day, that our army, though composed ot young soldiers, had proved ti at it could do its duty. They had done what th y ha I at the ex- pensc of the officers. The President proposed The Bis top and the Clergy of the Dioeese, and Mnist rs ot all de- nominations," coupled with the nam 's of the lie v. Octavius Davies nnd the llov Mr June*. The Hev Octavius Davies, in re po.i iipg, said a thing was now taking place that t.ad never taken place since the DUh century-an archbishop preach- ing iu Wales. lie hopt-d the result of [he congress now being held at Swansea, would [be to aid the church and dissent to fraternise more together. The llev Mr -)ones. in responding, said they met together not as Cnurch and Dissent, Liberal and Conservative, but us fellow-men, to consider the question of ag- iculture. lie did his best to promote agriculture ia the county, and tried to teach the people to be economical, and to be just toward their landlord aild their neighbours. The Chairman proposed The County and Borough Members." Mr T. E. Lloyd, M.P., who was received with cheering, said: Mr Chairman, Mr Vice-chairman, and gentlemen, I beg to thank you most sincerely for the manner in which you have received and drunk the toast just proposed to you. My old friend and colleague, Mr David Davies, of Linn dinam, has shown a somewhat anxious desire of late to disconnect himself from me, but notwithstanding that I do not allow my political feelings to interfere with my private friendships, and I can assure you it gives me the greatest pleasure to return thanks for him in his absence. I have never visited an agricultural show in Mid-Cardiganshire before this week, but seeing that there was a show at Lampeter and another at Tregaron, I thought I would do myself the pleasure of coming up and seeing what sort of cattle my friends in Cardiganshire can show. I can assure you I am greatly pleased with what I have seen here and at Lampeter. Considering the seuson, the greatest credit is due to the gentlemen se who have shown at Lampeter and to-day. I think the shows do a deal of good in the country: they bring persons of all classes together, from the gentleman of the highest order to the smallest farmer-all meet together on these occasions and enjoy themselves. It save all of them an opportunity of interchanging their opinions on matters in gener.il, and expressing their views on agricultural matter* in particular, and I can assure you it is of great service to the farmers themselves, who on theso occasions have the opinions of the judges as to the catile and crops. We all know the judges are perfectly straightforward men, and give their decision to the best of their ability. I will give you an instance. At Lampeter the other day a number of mountain sheep were exhibited by a gentleman, which the judges considered an in- different lot. He did not only pass judgment, condemning the sheep, and leave the poor farmer to go hooic, but gave him instructions what to do, and in which points th" sheep were deficient. He told him that they had been negldcted during the winter mouths, and pointed out that if they had been fed during that, time and attended to, they would have been a greater credit. I have spoker. SO miiiy times of late of the bad seasons under which the agricultural classes have suffered, that, notwithstanding the invitation I had received from my friend Mr Jones, I shall not say much on that point. I have spokwn as to the causes of agricul- tural distress, and feel diffident about repeating what I have said at Aberystwyili and Lampctvr. 1 presume you all read the newspapers, and I am sure you have all read what has been said. I do not, therefore, think it necessary to go into that subject again. I think there is one subject to which I might refer. When I was at Aberystwyth the other day a proposal was on foot for the amalgamation of some of these shows; it was thought that too many of them were scattered all over the country, and it was proposed that there should be one for the whole country. I do not think that a proposition likely to meet with the approval of all. When a show took place at Aberystwyth, Cardigan people could uot be expected to drive their cattle thiriy- six miles to show them, and when the show was held at Cardigan it would be rice versa, but I do think the question of the amalgamation of Lam- peter, Tregaron, and Aberayrou shows might be considered, with some degree of profit to all con- cerned. With regard to the future cultivation of wheat in this country, ihave no doubt most of you have seen an important letter in the Western Mail, written by the Duke of Reaufort, in reply to a gentleman named Owen, who had issued a pamphlet to show that the English farmer might compete with the American farmer, provided he would adopt a certain mode of treatment for his land. Now his grace the Duke took,up the cudgel, and figures to show that the American producer would be able to send wheat into this country to be sold at 32s. per quarter. Which of these two authorities is right I cannot say, and no one can at present determine-it is a question for the future. But I can only say this, it his grace is right it will put an end to wheat-growing in this country altogether, and we shall have to turPl our hands and our farm to some other use. The only other thing that occurs to my mind is whether we cannot improve the cattle and meat, aud thus compete with the American, who must be handicapped on account of freight and insurance and carriage on the other side of the water. The recent sufferings brought on by the depressed state of trade had brought on again the question of free trade. No one doubted that free trade was a good thing when they got it, but I do not think anyone imagines for a moment that we have free trade, pure and simple, III England. Cobden, in urging free trade, said other nations would follow in our footsteps, but what was the result ? America, which sends wheat into our ports free. puts on a duty of about ;;0 per cent. upon our goods. I call that, gentlemen, a sham free trade. America is not the only sinner. Germany enacts duties that almost amount to pro- hibition, and as regards France, the Government have had tho greatest difficulty in extending our commercial tariff to that country, even for one year. I call that one-sided free trade, and I trust some measures will be invented before long by which we can induce America to behave more liberally towards our manufacturers; if not, we must look out of course for ourselves, to Ascertain whether we cannot meet our difficulty in some other way. Wheat is our principal difficulty-we import to the extent of 13,000,000 quarters more than we grow. Now Ameriea is not the only country that supplies us with wheat. Our Australian colonies and India supply us with wheat. There has been an interest- ing report lately made by Mr Forbes Wilson on Indian wheat. He said India exports 40,000,000 quarters more wheat than she consumes herself, which would be indefinitely extended. The princi- pal part that produced this wheat is the north-west provinces, and when the railway, now in formation down the Indus valley toJKurraches, is completed, India will be able to send wheat to this country at about the same price as we now get it from America. It is with great importance to England and English manufactures whether we pay America in money for wheat, or to get them to exchange wheat for manufactures. If we pay cash to Ameria we shall be denuded of gold in the course of ten or twelve years, and we know the meaning or that. But if we exchange our commodities for the wheat we consume, it must kfiep our manufacturers well employed. The hoa. gentleman then briefly alluded l to the fact that trade was improving, and that such improvement would benefit agriculture, and sat down amid leadjappUuae, Mr Vaughan Davies proposed the health of the' presiijent, tlw E;vrl of Lisburne (cheers), and regretted that he was not. present; he was sure they would receive the toast in the cordial manner they had done, and it was right they should, as no one took a greater interest, in the welfare of the district j than their president, who farmed largely himself, and set a good example to them in every way. Mr Gardiner, replying to the toast, said he had been requested to apologize for the Earl of Lisburne's absence, as an important engagement, unfortunately fixed for the same day, rendered it impHssible for him to be there that day, which he very much regretted. His Lordship would be much pleased to hear how cordially the toast of his health had been received. Mr Davies had very truly said that no one took a greater interest, not only in the welfare of his own tenantry, but also of 3011 the firmers in the district than Lord Lisburne, and next to the pleasure of atile to see their show himself would be that of hearing how successful a show they had had, considering the time.
LA.MPETER. LOCAL BOARD, MONDAY, OCTOBER I:Inr.— Present the Rev Professor Edcnondes, in the chair, the Rev Daniel Evans, Messrs John Fowden. Edward Evans, J. W. Evans, Thomas Edmunds W. R. Price, David Lloyd, Dolgwm House, Thomas Lloyd, and John D.tvies. THE WATER SCHEME. Mr J. Fowden said he thought there was sufficient water above the Worn. Witea he visited the place there seemed plenty of springs. There was a person present who had been in the habit of walk- ing over the ground for the past 27 years, and he said he had never seen the Held dry. It was a regular swamp. They had tried to drain the field, but could not do it properly. Mr Sturdy said he had never known the springs dry. Certainly there was not as much water there in the dry as in the wet season. lie was sure if a reservoir was male there would be plenty watn* to supply LainpeU-r. He had seen the field before an attempt was made to drain it, and it was a mass ot water. Sullic-ieiit water might be obtained without interfering with any private rights. Mr J. W. Evans said, judging from what he saw on Saturday there was enough to supply a town twenty times the size of Lampeter. The Chairman said if the water was plentiful enough, there was no doubt the Wern was the best place to go to, so far as they had evidenc e, and none knew better than Sturdy as to the resources. If they were satisfied they should go in and get the water analysed. Mr J. W. Evans said they passed another place, at Ty hen Mill, where there were plenty of springs, but perhaps there might not be sufficient pressure. Mr Thomas Lloyd said the man at Blaenwaun said there was no water in the dry season, but perhaps that might be accounted for by the fact that the water sunk into the ground before it reached th-i bottom of the field. Mr Fowden said if one of the springs always ran as it did on Saturday, it would be sufficient of itself to supply Lampeter. Mr Klward Evans suggested that the board wail I until the dry seasou before they went on with the scheme. The Chairman'said it was important to get the water, and it was connected with the drainage, and there were a number of new houses being built. Mr Edward said now was a bad time to go about a water supply, as thbre was plenty of water on the ground everywhere. It was not a good time to get the water analysed, as the rain water affected it very much. ire l'ould not see the necessity for any hurry over getting the water. Mr Price said he had been told lliPt a large volume of water might be obtained from Bryn, for the purpose of flushing. Mr Fowden said if they decided that the Wern was the best place to adopt, they must have prelim- inary plans. Tne Chairman said they must not only hive preliminary plans, but get the permission of the lstate to dig- pits. Mr Fowden said they were pretty sure of that. The chairman said it would not be much expense to make the preliminary digging. The Rev Daniel Jones asked if they would have to dig for water before a sample was sent tor analysis, or would they send it as it was. The Chairman said that would bs the first consideration. Mr Edward Evans said he did not think there was any question about the quality of the water. Mr Thomas Lloyd suggested that the Board appoint a commission to enquire from all the persons who had had the fields for the past ten or twelve years. Mr Fowden though it was a good plan, but they would be very likely to get conflicting evidence. Air Davies said he examined the fields twelve mouths ago, and there was no water in the two fields above the Wern. There was a bog, and there might, be plenty of water there. Mr Edward Evans urged the advisability of waiting tor a dry seasou. The Chairman thought if the board got a water engineer to make a trial pit to begin with, they would know euough about the resources of supply without waiting for a dry season. They had been I y waiting and waiting for a dry season for a long time. .,[r Edward Evans did not think any engineer could tell what quantity of water there was until a dry season. Mr Fowden did not think the board should move without consulting a competent man. The Chairman said there seetned to be two opinions iu the meeting, one was that they should w.dt until a dry season, and the other was that they should take steps at once by consulting a practical engineer. Was anyone prepared to make a pro- posal ? Mr Edward Evans proposed that they wait for a dry season to see what watef there was. Air Price seconded. On being put to the meeting no one voted, and the chairman declared the motion lost. oil Mr Fowden proposed that they wait until the month of March, which was a very searching month. Mr Rees Davies seconded. The Chairman, after putting the motion to the meeting, said no one seemed in favour of the second proposition, so it also fell through. Mr Thomas Lloyd proposed that the meeting take steps now—such steps as were advisable—that was by taking evidence a. t)out the water, in order to ascertain if their was sufficient water for the supply of Lampeter, and tj tike, if necessary, the advice of some practical man, who could speak with some authority about such matters. The Rev Daniel Jones seconded. On being put to the meeting only four hands were held up. The Chairman said it was very ridiculous to call a special meeting, and then arrive at no decision after all. As they were not prepared to go on he supposed no more could be said. Mr Lloyd, Dolgwm House, said he thought there was some mistake about the last proposition, as he believed there was a majority of the board in favour of it. The Chairman said he would put the motion again, and called for a show of hands, when five voted for and live against the proposition. The Chairman said his impression was so strong that they should go on with the preliminary work, that he should give his casting vote in favour of the proposition, which he declared duly carried. He then went on to propose that the clerk be instructad to write to Mr Jenkins, and ask in the first place whether the estate would be willing to let the board have water, and on what terms, and if they wauld allow the board to make provings of the springs at once. Also that Messrs Thomas Lloyd, John Fow. den, and Rees Davies be appointed to act as com mittee to take the evidence of people wlba had known the springs for a number of years, and to bring in a report at the next meeting. Their work would be to take down the statements* take Mr Living with them to the fields, and it they were satisfied that there was a sufficicent quantity of water, he did not see why they should not get it analj-sed. They would aiso have to enquire into the rights of persons to the water. Tha motion was carried nem dis„ The Chairman introduced the subject of drainage, but the meeting was not prepared to consider the question at the present time,, but was agreed to wait until a water scheme 0.( some sort was agreed upon aud adopted, when tne question might be well brought on again.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. OBSERVER OFFICE, Friday. LOnD SALISBURY AT MANCHESTER. Lord SaVsSury, addressing the Manchester Chamber of Commerce this morning, said the duty of foreign office was to promote peace of the world which was essential to the conduce of Commerce. The question of appointing a Minister of Commerce had engaged tbe attention of the Cabin* bat he could not yet state tie decision. Ministsr of commerce would not obviate the necessity for cham- bers of commerce. He attributed protective duties abroaa to the large arnameats maintained. Tha Indian import duties mxfc ulramat^ly be repaalod. THEArGAHN CAMPAIGN. A telegram from riie Vic«roy to ill-* India Offico ofates that Gvieral Hills has been appointed Militay Govenor of Cahul. assisted hv Sir G lolata Hasseiu, Two hundred guns now in possession. THE ARGYLL POOM3. AXI) THE OXFORD MF-JIC HALL. An application for music license only for the Argyll Rooms was rsiused to-day by the Middlesex magis- trates, by 51 votes to 25. A music license was granted to the Oxford Musfcj Hall. WAKEFIELD COKNT MARK ST. There is a raoierate consumptive business ia w))c.T.t passing at an advance of 26 M 3s per quarter n lau week's prices, THE NATIONAL BOOT & SHOE WAREHOUSE, 29, GREAT DARKGATE ST., ABERYSTWYTH.} Stead, Simpson & Nephews, LEICESTER, LEEDS, NORTHAMPTON, &c., The Largest Manufacturers of Boots & Shoea ill the World; ALSO TANNERS, CURRIERS, AND LEATHER.. MANUFACTURERS. SINGLE PAIRS OF BOOTS AT' MANUFACTUA,ERS' PRL .;ES. All Goods Marked in Plain i iures. EVERY PAIR, GUARANTEED BESr WORKMANSHIP. The Largest Stock of Boots & Slioss in Absrystwyth. Purchase direct from the Manufacturers, &n«i thereby save intermediate Profits. REPAIRS BY EFFICIENT WORKMEN. MESSRS. STEAD, SIMPSON & NEPHEWS Iti. would call special attention to the NEW and SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF GOODS which they have just received from their various Manufactories, suitable for AUTUMN and WINTER. Wear. TERMS — CASH ONLY. STEAD, SIMPSON & NEPHEWS, 2 £ >, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. "THE GEM" COOKIXG- SrOYE. THE BESTOVK FOR TIW Save~il7 Cost in at 'it5S afckf:' H months in tlle extra- ordinary small con- sumption of fuel. MADE IN AL1, SIZES. PRfCE LISTS, with ILLUSTRATIONS, TESTI- MONIALS, a,nd full Particulars, post free. These Stoves reqaire no brickwork, can be fixed anywhere, and will btke in the open air. They enre smoky chimneys, area 1 ipterl for coxl, coke, or wood, and are perfectly portable. W. MATTHEWS, ST. NICHOLAS STREET, HEREFORD.
BIRTH. On the 27th hit., the wife ef Mr T. Evans, farmer, Tynant, Ciliau Aeron, of a daug-hter- On the 1-Mi in-it at Granville House, Portland- street, the wife of Mr John Francis of a daughter. On the llt i inst., 1h! wIfe uf Mr J, Ihomas, farmec Bwlchcastell, Cilceniu, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 27th nIt., at Ciliau Church, by the Rev. J. Evans, Vicar, Mr John Evans, blacksmith, Maes y felin, Cilcenii), to Eleanor, eldest daughter of Mr John. Davies, sexton., Ciliau Aeron. On the 25th nit. at Ciliau Parish Church, by the Rev. J Davies, Vicar, David W. Jenkins, Tynffynnon. Llanddewi, to Miss Margaret Jones Ciliau Aeron. On the 17th inst., at Llansantfread Parish Church, by the Rev W. Herbert, vicar. Capt. Enoch Davies, Aberaeron, to Miss Jane Evans. DEATHS. On the 12tli inst., aged 4 years, at ill., Chalybeate- terrace, Marian Caroline (May), the beloved child of MOnithe' nth inst, ag-ed 3.'> years, at London, sud- i William Bubb, Lisburne Hoase, Terrace-road. On the 15th inst-, aged U years, through falling from a horse- Timothy Francis, son of Mr John Timothy Evans, Bristol House, Aberayron. On the 3rd inst, aged 27 y.eutl, David Evans, farm serrant, Glaurafon, Liansamtfr-aid. On the 2st inst., at Moor-street, Alary Roberts, daughter of Lumiey Roberts Jones, aged 3 months, On the 2nd inst., at Spring Gardens, Jane, daughter- of Owen Edwards, labourer, aged 3 months. On the 3rd inst., at High Street, Elizabeth wife of Owen Roberts, labourer aged H4 years. On the 1 ith inst., at Tavarnfagal, Anne wife of Evan Jenkins, labourer aged 78 years. On the 7th inst., at North Parade, Elizabeth. wife of Richard Williams, aged 68 years, •- On the 7th inst. at New Cross, Llanbadarn, Jane, widow of Mr John Morgan, <8 ye^rs- On the Sth inst., aged 56,, Mr Evan Evans, Ivy Cottage, Llanbadarn Trefegljy^ On the 8th inst, at P*Uhob!, Mary daughter of late Thomas Hughes, i^arer, aged 40 years On the 11th inst, at Great Darkgate-street, Mr j Richard Evans, tailor, aged 64 years. | MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and ^e'meteries, executed hi Stone, Marble, aud Granite, mav he inspected in t.ie Show Kooin3, at R«. I DODSON'S, Marble W»cks, Swau-hill, Shrewsbury v
this time, but your county has paid nothing. I am convinced there must be a mistake somewhere, as I feel sure the magistrates of your county would not desire to cause the committee any inconvenience, and moreover the loss must eventually fall upon your county, as the unpaid calls made upon you must be charged with interest. The architects have already certified for £ 9,000, and your proportion of this ought to be at once paid. I shonld be glad to bear from you by the I3lh, on which day the committee meet "—From the copy of the cost referred to, it ap- peared that the total expenditure in connection with the asylum would be ^15 543 6s 2d. The proportion •payable by Carmarthenshire, at 38 per eent., would be is,890 that of Cardiganshire, at 23 per cent., £:3,.565; and Pembrokeshire, at 39 per cent., -^6 045 The amount they were now called upon to pay was 23 per cent- 011 £ 9,000— if he were wrong, CaptVaughan would correct him. Capt Vaughan said he thought that was the amount. The Chairman asked if there would be any diffi- culty in borrowing the amount. Mr A. J. Hughes said be had no doubt they -would be able to obtain the money with two or three good names to a. note (laughter). The Chairman said he understood that the Treasury had power to sanction the advance by the public Works L'HUI Commissioners, even if no notice had been given, if there was good cause for it. Mr Morris Davies said Carmarthenshire did not give the req u ired uotiee, but borrowed the money on the note of hand of two or three good men. The Chairman suggested that the clerk of the Deace write to the Treasury for permission to borrow the money. Mr F. R. Roberts said the Treasury would want to know the reason the loan was nor applied for in the proper way. The Chairman said the eourt did not know the money would be required, as the works were not ■begun until January of this year. lie supposed they must raise money temporarily in the objection- able way suggested by Mr Hughes, at not exceeding five per cent, interest. Mud there been any formal Tesolution adopted for the payment of the money ? Mr F. H. Roberts said there was an order to bor- row the money. It was resolved that the treasurer should tem- porarily borrow a sum not exceeding < £ 2,800, at not exceeding five per cent. interest, and that (he clerk of the peace give notice to borrow the money from the Puhlic Works Loan Commissioners before the end of the year. THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES (ANIMALS) ACT. The Chairman said the next matter of importance was one to which their attention was called, and that was what were their duties under the Conta- gious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878. Under itittt Act they were made the local authority, and various powers were given to them, one of which was to authorise the slaughter of infected animals, and a variety of other matters, including power also to appoint, committees, who shall have the same power as the local authority—the justices in quarter sessions. Unfortunately the court of quarter sessions broke up last time without an ad- journment, and could not meet in the interval to make orders respecting the slaughtering of animals. Soon after the last court an out-break of swine fever occurred at the upper end of the county, and, under the Act of Parliament, although there was no mention made of swine, there was au enact- ment that the Act shoull extend to "other animals." On the outbreak of swine fever, the Privy Council issued an order by which swine were included in the Act. He understood that the in. spector under the Act visited the infected place and took such steps as were necessary, under the cir- cumstances, but he had no power to order the slaughter of the animals. Inspector John Lloyd "had addressed the following letter, under date, September 20th, to the Privy Council Office. "I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your memorandum, dated the 25th inst., and in reply to acquaint. you that the required returns aro now sent. The reason why the diseased swine were not slaughtered is that the local authority have made no order authorising this being done." Th" follow- ing letter in reply was received by the clerk of the peace from the Privy Council office, dated October 1st, 1879. Sir,—Referring to the last paragraph of a letter addressed to me by Superintendant John Lloyd, a copy of which I enclose, relative to the nonslaugrhter of certain swine affected with swim- fever, belonging to Mary Hughes, of Maesgwinno farm, Lianon Elizabeth Morris, of Crosty Bach farm, Crosty Bach, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys Evan Evans, of Frongoy farm, Frongoy, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys and Evan Fvaos, of Cefngwartharan- ucba, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys; I am directed by the lords of the council to request that you will have the goodness to call the immediate attention of the local authority for Cardiganshire to article 10 of the Swine Fever Act, of 187H, by which they will see that they are bouna to cause all swine affected with swine fever to be slaughtered within two days after the existence of the disease is known to them." A farther letter was sent, pointing out the duties of the local authority under the Act. It was dated October Gth, and was as follows :Sir,-IR(,ferririg to the correspondence whiclot has taken place re- specting the recent outbreak of swine fever in the county of Cardigan, and to your statement that the local authority have been unable to make any order owing to there being no adjourned sessions, and that they will be unable to do so until the general quarter sessions, to be held on the 14th inst I am directed by the lords of the council to request that you will have the goodness to call the especial at- tention of the local authority, at their next meeting, to the provisions contained in the sixth schedule of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878, rela- tive to committees of local authorities, and more particularly to paragraph 6, which empowers a executive committee to appoint a. eub-committee or sob-committees. The lords of the council are of oipnion that it is most important that the local authority should investigate, with the least possible delay, every fresh outbreak of pleuropneumonia, foot and mouth disease, and swine fever and the legislature has expressed this policy bv requiring the local authority in cases of pleuro-pneumonia and foot and moUth disease to enquire forthwith, [Act of 1878 section 16 (5) and 22(5)], and that requirement has been extended to swine tever by a general order of council, No 500, under the powers conferred on the Privy Council by the said act. It is, therefore, right that there should be a sub-committee ready to act as occasion arises. After he had read the correspondence, he (the chairman) suggested that the magistrates in each petty sessional division should forai a committee in their respective districts. Mr L. P. Pugh contended that it was not the intention of the legislature to give these great powers to the magistrates of each petty sessional division, neither did he think the powers would be exercised to the satisfaction of the county at large. What appeared to him the best plan would be to Appoint two committees for the whole of the dis- trict—one for the Upper end, and one for the iower. Mr Vaughan Davies proposed that the magistrates of each petty sessional division be appointed the sub-committee ander the Gth schedule, 41 and 42 Victoria c. 44, and that there be delegated to them all powers possessed by the court of quarter sessiens as a local authority. The Rev Rhys Jenes Lloyd seconded. Mr L. I • Pugh proposed as an amendment that only two com™"«68 appointed, one for the lower, and one for the^upper end of the county, and that three mag1 memh»^ ^acl1 Petty sessional division be appointed m bera of that committee. Mr Morris Davies seconded. On beiug put to the vote fwu. voted for the amendment and four for the proportion. The Chairman said he should give his casting s mg vote in favour of the proposition and regretted that there should be so few magistrates present to decide an important matter like that. THE CARDIGAN GAOL. The Chairman suggested that the gaol at Car- digan should not be sold until after the next sessions, in order to see what the government would do. He was of opinion that something should be done to provide substantial lock-ups at Aberyst- wyth and Cardigan. The suggestion was adopted. The Clerk of the Peace handed in the deed of conveyance of the county prison from the govern- ment to the county authorities. CONVEYANCE OF PRISONERS. After a short discussion, it was resolved that the Chief Constable be allowed discretionary powers in the conveyance of prisoners: whether he would have them conveyed by public or private conveyances several complaints having been made of them being conveyed with ordinary passengers by the coaches. TEIFY AND AERON FISHERY BOARD. Messrs J. P. V. Pryse, Bwlchbychan; John R. Howell, Noyadd Trefawr; Thomas Lloyd Edwardes, Lampeter; and T. H. Brenchley, Glaneirw, were appointed as conservators for the Teify and Aeron Fishery district for the county of Cardigan. PUBLIC ANALYST'S REPORT. The Public Analyst, Mr W. Morgan, Swansea, reported that during the past quarter he had received no samples of either food or drugs for analysis. PREVENTION OF CRIME. The Chairman said lie had received a letter from the Home Office signed A. F. O. Liddell, under date August 30th, 1879, as follows Sir,—I am directed by Mr Secretary Cross to forward to you a copv ol the Prevention of Crime Act, 1879, and I alll to call attention to the 1st section, repealing 27 and 28 Vict., c. 47, s. 2, so far as regards the miui- mum term of penal servitude in cases of a previous conviction of felony." The Act provided that the minimu a punishment should be five years instead cf seven years. Cosrs OF PROSECUTION. The Chairman reid a letter, signed R R. W. Linger, dated 28th July, 1S79, as follows ''Sir,— I am directed by the lords commissioners of Her Majesty's treasury to transmit to you herewith the enclosed statement, showing the sums payable to the county of Cardigan for the expenses of criminal prosecutions during the half-year ended December 3lst, 1878, and the manner in which such sums have been calculated. I am to add that instructions have been issued for the payment to the treasurer of £ 4 > 2-> lOlL It will be remembered that the commu- ted sum fixed under the authority of the minutes of January, 1S75, as the basis on which the costs at sessions were to be repaid was limited to three years. As that period has now expired, my lords have caused the claims for the three years ended ;W th June, 1877, to be examined, and a new average has, as you will perceive, been struck, by which the payments in sessions cases will for the future be regulated. My lords have disallowed the costs, nine shillings, of a dismissed case, because they are not repayable from the Parliamentary Grants." COUNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The County Surveyor, Mr J. W. Szlumper, C.E., reported as follows During the past quarter, Roods of unusual and extraordinary severity have occurred, doing serious damage to many of the county bridges, and entirely destroying two, viz. Llanwnen, and Tycam. The districts which suffered most were the tributaries of the river Teify, between Limpeter and Adpar, (especially the Granell) and the Aeron Valley. Llanwnen bridge, over the Granell, on the turnpike road between Lampeter and Llanybyther, was entirely takeu away, though it was a very high bridge. The Granell rose to such an extent as to entirely, cover it, and in addition to carrying some parts of the approach roadway with the culverts under it. The roadway and culverts I at once had replaced, and as it was necessary that the traffic of the district shouid not be stopped longer than was neeessary, I had as soon as possible a temporary bridge erected, the timber for which cost 158 oJ, for which I ex- pect to obtain at least e20 when it is sold again. Thl" labour and materials in erecting such temporary bridge cost, with the replacement of the culverts and the approach roadway, about £:8. I re- commend that a new bridge should be built next summer. Tycam bridge, on the turnpike road be- tween Lampeter and Aberayron, is also entirely washed away, and as it was necessary that the traffic on the road shonld also not be stepped longer than possible, I at once took steps to erect a temporary weoden bridge, which has been completed at a cost of about X 19. I recommend that a new bridge shall be built next summer. The bridges which were partially washed away and unsafe were Llanwenog bridge, over the river Cleolyn, on the turnpike road between Adpar and Lampeter Ythan Bridge on the same road Cerdin bridge on the same road Pcnddol bridge on the same road, and New bridge on the road between Ystrad and Talsavn. I found that all the bridges except Cerdin, could with advantage be at once rebuilt, and so save the expense of a temporary structure, and also ensure the safety of the remaining portions of the bridge, which, if allowed to stand in their state through the winter would most probably have fallen, and have rendered necessary a much larger expenditure. The bridges I have had completed and the work has been satisfactorily done, at a total cost of X113 16s 3d. Under the roadway and within 100 yards of Alltrodyn Arms bridge, on the turnpike road between Adpar and Lampeter, there were four three feet culverts which had been, with the roadway, entirely taken away. I had to erect a temporary wooden bridge at the place at a cost of £0 10s. I recommend that two three feet openings should be built at the place. Cerdin bridge has been partially washed away. I have had it fenced so as to render it safe for the public. A portion ot the approach wall of Dolfor bridge over the river Clethwr has been taken away. I am now having the walls rebuilt as soon as the possible after the fl,)od. I deemed it desirable to inspect every county bridge which I have accord- ingly done, but all that have been mentioned by me were all that have received serious injury. I, how- ever, found many other bridges that have been slightly undermined and that a little pinning and pointing will naturally preserve the work which has been dono. The bridges are 22 in number and the cost has been from 7s. (id. to £ 3 4s. 6d. per bridge, making a total of X33 16;. Taking the figures given in the report the total damage done to county bridges by the flood of August 16th last amounted to the sum of £ 902 17s. 8. In addition to the work already done, sums of money for certain bridges will be required. Devils Bridge, over the river Mynach, consists of two sbperate and distinct bridges, one over the other. The lower one is fast perishing. I hardly think the county is liable to maintain the lower bridge as it is of no practical use. FINANCE. The report of the finance committee on all bills and demands brought before them was read, and the various accounts were examined and passed in con- formity with the rules of the court. TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS. The treasurer, Mr A. J. Hughes, produced his accounts for the past quarter, which were duly examined and passed. THE CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. Major Bassett Lewis, chief constable reported as follows I have the honour to submit for your inspection my returns for the quarter ended 27th September, 1879. The number of persons sum- moned and apprehended during the quarter amounted to 007, namely 555 males and 52 females. Of these seven were committed for trial 439 summarily convicted; 82 compromised and 79 discharged. During the past quarter the constables have been employed in carrying out the provisions of the Customs and Revenue Act, 1878, with respect to dogs, and have detected several persons keeping dogs without having a license or a certificate of exemption. I regret to state that swine fever has broken out in the parishes of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys and LlansantfEraid. Many pigs have died, and a few were still ill. The inspector, Superintendant John Lloyd has frequently visited the district and has done all in his power to insolate and cure the disease. RATES, A county rate of one penny in the pound, and a rate of a like amount for the police was agreed upon, and the court adjourned.