2URAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of this authority was held at. the Town Sail on Monday morning. Present:—Mr H. S. Hichardes, Bryneithin (vice-ehairm?.n) presiding Hev J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar Messrs Hugh Hughes Cilynpadarn Griffith Griffiths, Tynact; J. Mor-' gan, Pantrallad David Lewis, Llanrhystid Hugh HDghes,1 jun., clerk. Capt Joaes, Borth, was also fjreaent. THB IHSPBCXOE'S MPORT. The following report, sent in by Mr D. Jones, in- spector of nuisances, was read The nuisance near Midway is for the present abated, and the Llan- fcadarn bench of magistrates, on being so informed at the adjourned hearing of the case en the 28th ult. made an order to prohibit the recurrence thereof. I am happy to inform the board that there is no long. er say case ef typhus or typhoid fever at Goginan. Talybont drain The Caelanmaeamor vestry (as drainage" committee) met at the British school fcouse, Talybont, on the 38th of June. I attended the meeting, having been previously requested to è10 so, and the following is a copy of the resolutions passed: 1st, it was decided that thw construction of the drain should be left to a contractor; 2nd, that an open drain is found to be unsuitable to idrain the water from the back of the houses; 3rd, it was then decided to have a closed drain of pipes, under the directions of the inspector 4th, that they should constantly have seme one to see that the work was done according to the plans, &o.; 5th, that tenders should be sent in to Mr D. 'Williams, grocer, Talybont, one of the overseers of the town- ship, on or before July 18th, 1882; 6tb, that the inspector should get handbills inviting tenders, printed and circulated." The.Borth local commit- tee (on the 30th ult.), have considered and made formal ^recommendations as to the beach culvert, the Morfa culvert, the hydrants, the public taps, and also the question of apportioning the water rate. The report I presume has been sent to the clerk -1 liave to inform the board that the inhabitants of Smelting village, Deiil's Bridge, want to have their water supply improved similarly to what was doae At Pentre Park. On the 15th June, at their request, 3 examined the sources and made an estimate of the cost of a new and wholesome supply. The present supply is an exceedingly indifferent one, the quality quantity, and convenience being unsatisfactory. BHYDYFSLIN WATER SUPPLY. A letter was read from the Town Council stating that it was not their intention to supply that portion of Hhydyfelin which was in the borough with water from Plynlimon. The Chairman said he thought they were obliged to supply that portion which was within the borough with water. The Clerk said that was so but they would not join the Rural Sanitary Authority. TALTBONT DRAINAGE. It was decided to give notice for the rescinding of a resolution passed to make an open drain, the wastry having decided to make a closed drain. BORTH WATER SUPPLY. The following report was read from the Borth local committee, as to removal of hydrants, and other matters:—Gentlemen, We, the Borth com- mittee, being referred to by your board upon the following subjects, respectfully recommend- 1st, That the hydrant near the Friendship be put in order, being evidently deficient from some cause ixnknown to us. 2nd, That the culvert pipes at jRvan Griffiths' premises be cleared out, and the ground on either side of the pipes, that are bare now and liable to be broken, be covered, and a strong iron grating be placed at the ingress end of it to provent,its being stopped from accumulation and ^flotsam. 3rd, That the tender to abate the apparent suisanee at about ten of the public taps be accepted, upon special saaitary grounds, and beg to remind your board that Mr Preston, the road surveyor, very formally notified us that sinks were to be properly fixed and fitted, underja penalty. 4tb, That the cul- vert from the leet to the sea (which was opened, laid, and constructed by the Cambrian Railway Company something more than fifteen years ago ier their convenience, and has always been kept in re- jpair and working order by tbe said company) be pat in proper working order this sumn.er, ana we give as our reason for the above recommendation that ahould we unfortunately have a repetition of last winter's storms the whole construction (culvert) will be swept away, thereby destroying the road (yes I we can add the only road we have), inundating as, and truly isolating us from trade, commerce, and communication with any other civilized community. The stagnant deposits will be, we need not demon- strate, detrimental to the health of the inhabitants and the visiting public. 5tb, With respect to the iqoeition regarding the system of the water rate, we cannot recommend anything more equitable than the list marked No 1, herewith enclosed we also enclose list No 2. A. L. LEWIS, post office JOHlI JONES, Tyraawr; JOHN FBAHCIS, Glanywern. With reference to the hydrants, the Inspector aaid that he asked on economic grounds and to pre- went an tscape of water, that they should be Soldered up. Captain Jones said it was not practicable. The Inspector said it was, and that he had con- sulted the contractor OR the matter. They were no good in the world, unless the reservoir was high enough to throw water over any of the houses. Capt. Jones said the reservoir was high enough, or else they would never haw* had the permission of the Local Government Board. The water would go over any house in Borth, except the hotel, and they bad their own waterworks there. The Chairman understood that the water com- plained of went through the course before ever there was a hydrant. Captain Jones said there had always been a pas- sage there, and all superfluous water went down that passage, and the road commissioners demanded it as a water course. The Inspector said that the people did complain, and they could not afford to lose the water when the dry weather came. Captain Jones said the leakage in the hydrant by hie bouse had been stopped by himself. When he came home he found that it had beec tampered with, and he had been told that while he was away it used to run like a brook but it was now as dry as this table. On the motion of Mr Hugh Hughes, seconded by Rev J. T. Griffiths, it was decided that the inspector be authorised to have the necessary repairs done to tha hydrant which still leaked. The suggestion of the committee was agreed to with regard to clearing out of the pipes in the mill Jeet. Also, the necessary work was ordered to be 4one to the leaky taps. The Clerk was directed to write to the railway company complaining of the matter referred to in the committee's report; and the consideration of the alteration of the propor- tions of water rates to be borne by different rate- payers was deferred. The question of supplying the village of Smelting was deferred, so as to give the villagers the oppor- tunity of meeting together in vestry.
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ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the members of the council was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday morning. Present— Alderman John Jones (mayor), Alderman Williams, Councillors Isaac Morgan, E. J. Jones, Peter Jones, E. Hamer, John James, Thomas Griffiths, George Green, D. C. Roberts, Richard James, and E. P. Wynne Mr A. J. Hughes, town clerk Mr R. G. Smith (from the office ot Mr Griffith Jones, corporation solicitor) Mr H. L. Evans, borough accountant; and Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor. THE NEW AUDITOR. Mr J.H. Edwards, Great Darkgate-street, made the usual declaration, consequent upon his election as auditor, in the room of Mr Edward Edwards, re- signed. FINANCE. The usual bills and salaries were ordered to be paid. PAINTING THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS. Mr E. P. Wynne reported that the library com- mittee met, and had agreed to recommend the ac- ceptance of the tender of Messrs Gornall and Son of R9 6s 6d for painting the library, that being the lowest. He then proposed the adoption of the re- tommendation. Mr E. Hamer seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. PAYMENT OF INTEREST. Alderman Williams proposed, and Mr E Hamer seconded, the payment of interest, amounting to i6165 19s 7d, on the sum of £ 8,450. Carried. The Mayor said that it bad been suggested in committee that the payment of annuities should re- main in abeyance for the present, seeing the state of finances. Mr Peter Jones said there was a large overdraft. TREASURER S ACCOUNT. The following are the overdrafts on the several funds at the bank :—General district rate fund, ^8334 3s 4d harbour fund, £ 669 9s lid water rate fund, £ 1,172 Is waterworks loan, £ 225 Ss 7d; borough fund, < £ 117 Os 6d; total £2,518 2s 4d. MONTHLY STATEMENT. The Mayor called attention to the fact that the monthly statement of the rates collected had not been handed in for this meeting by Mr Watkins the collector; and Mr Evans, the borough account ant, was directed to remind him of that fact. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr John James (convener) read the following re- port :— Finance committee held at the Corporation offices, June 28th, 1882. Present-Messrs Peter Jones, I. Morgan, E. P. Wynne, G. Green, and J. James, con- vener. Your committee met for the purpose of con- sidering the applications of Mr Green and Mr Griffith Jones for an extension-of leases, and they recommend that a lease of 75 yearsof ..£2 per annum be granted to Mr Griffith Jones for the land at the corner of Custom House-street, as per plan submitted and to be hereafter put on lease. Mr Green's application was deferred for the purpose of ascertaining who paid the ground rent under the original grant. paid the ground rent under the original grant. Mr John James proposed, and Mr E. Hamer sec- onded, that the lease be granted to Mr Griffith Jones on the terms mentioned. Carried. Mr Peter Jones, in supporting the motion, I thought it would be advisable that a record of the fact should be placed on the minutes, and that they should have every particular eoncerning the extent I of the land, &c. They experienced great difficulty at the present time owing to the lax way in which information was supplied. I The Town Clerk promised to see that a full mi- cute was entered upon the materials supplied to him. 1IIR STOOKE AND THE RESERVOIR. Mr Peter Jones stated that the committee iecom- mend that they should take the opinion of the legal gentlemen whether Mr Stooke could be called upon to furnish other plans free of expense, and inclusive of any remuneration already fixed upon. The Town Clerk and Mr Smith had promised to look into the matter. The Town Clerk said that on the 20th June, after the list meeting be wrote to Mr Stooke, and in- formed him of the resolut on passed that extra de- tails were required of the cost of executing the scheme, and he had received this letter 36, Belle Vue Road, Shrewsbury, 23rd June, 1882. Dear Sir,- Your favour of the 20th, conveying- the particulars of resolutions of council meeting held on the 13th of June duly to hand. I am quite ready to do all required for the completion of the service reservoir, and to submit detailed estimate as early as practicable, and shall be glad to proceed with the work at once; but in the event of new plans and specifications being required, I regard such an extra, for which I charge accordingly. I am, yours very truly, THOMAS S. STOOKE. P.S.—I purpose being in Aberystwyth in the course of a few days in order to make necessary arrangements for proceeding with the work. He (Mr Hughes) wrote to him in reply to that letter stating that be bad forwarded his letter to the convener of the waterworks committee, and that he had better incur no expense until he heard from him (the Town Clerk). Mr Smith, in the absence of Mr Griffith Jones, and himself had looked over the draft agreement entered into between Mr Stooke and the council, and they had come to the conclusion that the council were entitled to call upon Mr Stooke to prepare these plans and specifi- cations without extra remuneration. The Mayor That it is within the contract? The Town Clerk replied ia the affirmative. Mr George Green took it for granted to at in passing that resolution it was understood that the previous plans would be condemned. Mr John James Quite so. Mr Peter Jones understood Mr Green's remarks to be in the form of a catechism, which might be answered by the whole council, as well as by Mr James (laughter). The Town Clerk said that Mr Stooke was to bring in amended plans. & The Mayor said that Mr Green's suggestion did not really crop up at present. The question was whether Mr Stooke was to do the work without extra renumeration or whether he was entitled to do it as extras. The Town Clerk and Mr Smith were both of opinion that it wis within the contract, and that he should furnish them without extra charge. Mr Green: I should think so, and pay for the blander he has made. On the suggestion of the Town Clerk, Mr E. J. Jonesjproposed, and Mr John James seconded, that Mr Hughes should write to Mr Stooke requesting him to prepare the necessary plans, &c., as part of his contract. Carried. MEMORIALS. The Town Clerk 'said that he had a memorial with reference to traction engines; and another with reference to the taxation of ground rents. They were ordered to lie on the table. OSWESTRY DRUIDS. The Mayor said that he had received a request from the Order of Druids at Oswestry, stating that they intended having an excursion to Aberystwyth on the 29th of this month, and asking permission to have the use of the Castle grounds, so as to amuse themselves land have a dance (laughter). He re- plied, referring them to Mr Grove, and they bad apparently been in communication with' him, be- cause he had received another letter stating that Mr Grove'e terms were rather high, and asking him (the Mayor) to lay their request, before the Council. They also asked permission that their band should be allowed to play through the town. Mr Peter Jones proposed, and Mr Isaac Morgan seconded, that the request be acceded to, subject, of eourse, to the rights of other people to enter the grounds on that day. Carried. SIP- PRYFIN PRYSE AND THE RBSBRVOIR. The Town Clerk read the following letter :— 5, Lincoln's Inn Fields. London, W.C., 22nd June, 1882: Dear Sir,-We are requested by Sir Pryse Pryse to communicate with you with reference to the reser- voir which has been made on his land at Llanbadarn by the directions, as we understand, of the Corpora- tion of Aberystwyth, and for which no compensation has been made, and which is moreover in a very un- safe condition. We shall be glad to know what steps the Corporation propose to take with reference to re- storation and maintenance of the reservoir, and what proposal they have to make as regards compensation for the land occupied in connection therewith.- Tours truly, A. F. and R. W. TWEEDIE. Arthur Hughes, Esq., Town Clerk, Aberystwyth: u. T.J 41..4. L,.f. 1. placed before the committee, and it was thought that the Town Clerk should write to Messrs Tweedie, giving them a copy of the terms sent in by Mr Fryer, on behalf of Sir Pryse Pryse, and accep- ted by the Council. He proposed that instructions to that effect be given to the Town Clerk. Mr John James Seconded the proposition. Carried. FENCING THE RESERVOIR. Mr John James proposed that the Town Surveyor be instructed to fence round the reservoir, so as to present cattle from falling over. Mr Hamer seconded the proposal, and it was agreed to. THE RESKEYOIB CONTRACTORS. On t.he suggestion of Mr John James, it was de- cided to adjourn the meeting till the following Tuesday, so as to endeavour to come to terms with the contractors. THE MAYOR IN LONDON. Aicertnan Williams moved that the thanks of the Council hlí given to the Mayor for representing the town in London at the Lord Mayor's banquet. Mr John James: Was it at the request of the Council that he attended? The Mayor It was not to represent myself. Mr Isaac Morgan Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to second that proposition. The proposal was carried, followed by a general clapping of hands, led off by Mr Peter Jones,
♦ BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. Wednesday. Before Alderman John Jones (mayor), Dr Rice Williams, and Mr D. Williams. USISG THREATENING- LANGUAGE. Rachael Michael, Portland-lane, was charged with using threatening language towards Ann Jones. She was further charged with being drunk and disorderly. The complainant, Anne Jones, said that on the 30th June, tne defendant went to her house, and called her all the bad names she could think of, and threatened to murder her, and to tear her all to pieces if she would come out. Ann Richards, Portland-lane, said that she heard the defendant threaten to tear complainant to pieces. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six mouths, herself in £ 5, and one surety in j65. P.C 6 (David Jones,) said that at 10.30 on Friday night he saw the defendant drunk and creating a disturbance in Portland-lane. He asked her to go into the bouse, and after some time she was induced to go. In reply to the charge, defendant said she did not know Jwhetber she was drunk or not, but she knew that she had bad nothing to drink that day. She knew that she had a bad temper, and had been annoyed by the woman Ann Jones. She wouldjoin the Blue Ribbon Army that evening. Defendant was fined 5s and costs. DRUHK AND DISORDERLY. Richard Davies, Old Black Lion Inn, licensed victualler, was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly on the 3rd inst. Defendant did not appear. P.C 6 proved the case, and said that about ten minutes to six on Monday evening be saw defendant drunk and very disorderly in Bridge-street, where he wanted to fight the witness. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs. John Evans, Victoria-terrace, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 3rd inst. P.C 26 ?aid that on Monday night, about 11.30, he found the defendant drunk and very disorderly in Terrace-road, and he was taken home by a friend. There was a previous conviction against defendant during the present year. Defendant was finec 5s and costs. SCHOOL BOARD PROSECUTIONS. Wm Jones, Spring Gardens Morgan Evans, Mill-street David Jenkins, Penro Hannah Wil- liams, Portland-lane and John Roberts, Poplar- row were summoned for neglecting to send their children to school. The cases against the first four defendants were adjourned for a fortnight to give the parents an op- portunity of sending their children to school. Mt Lloyd, school attendance officer, proved the cases. Roberts was fined 2s 6d. GAME LICENSES. Game licences were granted to Mr Taylor, Ter- race-road, and Mr Smith, Pier-street. TRANSFER OF LICENSES. The license of the Blue Bell was transferred to Mr Jones and the Bridge End Inn, to Mr Minton; the Freemasons, to E. Williams; and the Ploufh, Mill-street, to Mrs Ann Jones.
THE VALUE OF LAND IN CARDIGANSHIRE* As aa instance of the recklessness with which a certain class of indiscreet people give breath to re. ports which have a tendency to bring into disrepute landowners, and to create discord between them and their tenants, we may mention that at a sale of freehold property by Mr John Francis, auctioneer, Carre arthen, at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday, farms situated between Llandilo and Talley realised considerably higher sums than the reserve, and greatly in excess of the value placed upon them by the landlord's representatives. There was a large muster of agriculturists at the Cawdor Arms Hotel, and the bidding was brisk, many of the bidders manifesting much eagerness to obtain pos- session oftbe various farms. Mr John Francis also sold by public auction, at Cardigan, on Thursday, June 29tb, several farms situated in the centre of the district where the land agitation originated, and it is a remarkable fact that the amounts realised were far beyond what was anticipated. Blaencwrt Farm, having access to the road from Llandyssul to New Quay, containing 50a 2r 22p, with a rental of iM5 per annum, and Fronfolin Farm, in the parish of Llaodissiliogogo, containing 54a Ir 7p, with an annual rent of J615, were bought by Mr Meredith Price for .£700. Sarngasseg Farm, in the parish of Llandissiliogo, adjoining the public road from Aberavron to Llaodyssul and Cardigan, containing 38a lr 15p, and Maenachlog, in the same parish, and containing 79a lr 13p, were sold to Mr Morgan Evans, Oakford, Llanarth, for &570. Hop Yard Farm, in the parish of Llanartb, compris- ing 23a lr 39p, was sold to Mr David Jones, Nanty- gore, for the Rev Mr Lloyd, Christ College, Brecon, for £355; and a tarm known as Pantolwen Fach, contaiaing 12a 2r 26p, was sold to the tenant, Mr Evan Jones, for £ 460.
THE WELSH IN LONDON On Friday, Mrs Watts Hughes, formerly so well knowR throughout Wales under her maiden n of Megan Watts, as a singer of sacred music, opened a home for destitute boys, at 185, Holloway-road. For some years Mrs Watts Hughes has been actively engaged in the work of reclaiming the waifs and strays of North London, in establishing a shoe- black brigade, and otherwise furthering the inter- est of a considerable number of gutter boys and street arabs. For some time the work has been hampered by the want of suitable premises wherein to carry it on. Mr Hughes at last succeeded in se- curing a very commodious house, which has been transformed with care and economy into a "boy's home." At a meeting presided over by Mr Paton, a number ofaddrosees were delivered by ladies and gentlemen in sympathy with the movement, and Mr and Mrs Hughes gave some details .connected with their scheme, the latter narrating her experi- ence in the matter since her earliest days at her Dowlais home. The workJproBQises to be productive of the greatest good in the neighbourhood, but as it1 entails considerable expense, pecuniary and other assistance will be required for its ultimate success. Mr T. Marchant Williams, B.A., inspector of schools for the London School Board, will contri- bute to the August number of the "Leisure Hour" a sketeh of the life and labours of the late Sir Hugh Owen, a subject on which he is specially qualified to write, both on account of his close con- nection with Sir Hugh, and the possession of speeial information. We understand that Mrs John Rhys, wife of the Celtic Professor at Oxford, has undertaken to read a paper on the Education of Girls, at one of the meetings of the Cymmrodorion Section, at the Den- bigh National Eisteddfod.
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LLANARTH. SCHOOL BOARD.-By an order of the House of Commons, dated.the 28tb of June, 1882, a Bill has been printed for the purpose of confirming certain Provincial Orders made by the Education Depart- ment to enable the school board for the United Dis- trict of Llanarth (with others) to purchase a piece of land, possession of which they have been usable to obtain by agreement. LLANFIHANGEL-Y-CREUDDYN. CLERICAL MEETING.—The annual preaching meeting at Llaniibsngel-y-Creuddjn took place on the 27th and 28th of June. On Tuesday evening, at seven, the Rev David Owen, eurate-in-charge, read the service, and a sermon was preached by the Rev Morgan Evans, vicar of Llangwyryfon. On Wednesday morning, at half-past ten, the Rev D. Owen read the service, the preacher being the Rev J. T. Griffiths, vicar of Llanilar. At three p.m the Rev J. T. Griffiths road the litany, and the Rev Evan Alban, vicar of Lledrod, preached. At 6.30 p.m. the Rev David Owen read the service, and the sermon was preached by the Rev John Jones, head- master of Ystrad Meurig Grammar School. The weather was Tery favourable, and the preaching throughout very good. Mr Jones, schoolmaster, ably presided at the harmonium. NEWCASTLE EMLYN. CHDRCH CHOBAL FESTIVAL.—The choral festival in connection with the parish churches of the EIll- lyn district of the archdeaconry for the present year was held at Newcastle Emlyn Chuieh on Wed- nesday, when the choirs united numbered over 500 voices. The singing throughout was remarkably good, under the leadership of Mr D. Peters, Aber- bank. The intoning portions of the service were conducted by the Revs W. Rees, B.D., Llangynllo, and J. Williams, Llangtler. An able aad appro- priate sermon was preached on the occasion by the Rev Canon Lewis, M.A., St David's. The anthem was "Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates." The samo festival for the Cardigan district will be held on the 9th of August, at St Mary's Church, Cardigan. TOWYN. The "Observer" is sold at Towyn by Mr T. W Stealey, grocer, Porthgwyn. DEMOLITION OF OLD ALMS HOUSES.—At last we notice the old Madam Owen's alms houses in Maen- gwyn-itreet, which were exchanged for others some time ago, have been pulled down, and new cottages are to take their places, which will be a decided improvement to that part of the town, and adjoining the Corbet Arms Hotel. It was rumoured some time ago that a market hall and concert room were to have been built on the site but perhaps Mr Corbett thought it was premature to erect such a building, «nd that the present houses in course of erection would prove more luoratire. Everything at Towyn is very slow, even the restoration of the church- Perhaps the time is'not far distant when a turn in the tide will come. MACHYNLLETH. The Observer can be obtained at the Railway Bookstall. BLUB RIBBOK AftMT.-At the outset, when the iron was hot," many members joined the se-oalled army but the recruits (many of them) turned out not very zealous members. THE PRICE OF MEAT.—Paterfamilias will be pleased to learn that the price of meat has a down- ward tendency. Competition does wonders, and 'tis to be hoped that our enterprising local butchers will relieve consumers from the excessively high prices which have prevailed for a considerable time. Those of the butchers who would take the lead in this most desirable step would certainly deserve the gratitude and patronage of the public. HAY MOWING.-Thlt last week being fine and hot, several fields were cut in this neighbourhood, the grass being ready for the scythe for some time but operations were suspended by reason of the un- toward state of the weather. The crop in general appears to be in prime condition, and it ia said to be a heavy one. IMPROVEMENTS.—The building trade in this town is now almost at a stand still. The Wesleyan chapel and the new church are nearly completed, which greatly improves that part of the town. What a vast improvement the painter's brush has effected at the Blue Bell and houses adjoining, the whole block having the same touch. Several houses in close) proximity wearing their old eoats" make the row incomplete. It is to be regretted that the bulk of householders do not exhibit more faith in paint and colouring. RENT AUDIT.—The half-yearly rent audit of the tenantry belonging to the Plas estate was held on Thursday, the 29th alt. The dinner took place in the large roem at the Lion Hotel. Mr and Mrs Evans, the host and hostess, catered most sump- tuously, which, it is needless to say, was done ample justioe to. The Rev D. Morgan, rector ot Penegoes, said grace before and after meat. Mr Richard Gillart, the respected ageat, occupied the chair, and the two largest tenants, Mr Meredith, of Penrhyn, and Mr Edwards, of Abergwyddol, were in the vice. chairs. The usual loyal and patriotic toasts were gone through and warmly received, after which followed the healths of the Marquess and Marchioneas of Londonderry, Lady Edwards, Viscount and Viscountess Castlereagh, Lord Henry Vane Tempest, Lord Herbert and Lady Aline Vane Tempest, which were all enthusiastically received and duly honoured. Next came the town and trade of Machynlleth, Mr Abraham Jones briefly re- sponded. The mining and quarry interest were coupled with Mr Edward Williams, Braicbgoch, who, in a suitable speech, returned thanks. The chairman next gave success to the tenantry. The two vice-chairmen responded. Mr Richard Jones, J.P., proposed the health of the worthy agent, Mr y R. Gillart, and coupled with it the name of Mrs Gillart, also Mr David Gillart, and the rest of the family. Messrs R. and D. Gillart returned thanks. The host and hostess and "To our next merry meet- ing" wound up a very agreeable evening. RENT DlnNBM.—On Tuesday, the Fronygog tenantry paid their rents, at the Lion Hotel, and dined in the large roem. On Wednesday Messrs Bonsall and Howell's tenants met at the Blue Bell, and sat down to a bountiful spread in the spacious club room. Great praise was accorded to the dinner. THEFT BY A SAILOR.—At the Montgomeryshire assizes, held at Newtown, on Tuesday, Frederick William Benfield (21), sailor, was charged with having, on the 30th June, stolen one coat and Other articles,Jthe property of John Bre-:s. Mr L. Howell, instructed by Mr D. Evans, of the firm of Messrs Howell of Sons, Maohynlleth, prosecuted. The alle. gation was that that the prisoner took the property from the prosecutor's cart as the latter was driving along the read near Maehynlleth. The prisoner was seen by the prosecutor to pass his cart on the day in question, and afterwards missed the articles. The prisoner was apprehended with the property in his possession. In his defence be alleged that he found it en the read. In reply to the Judge the prosecutor said it could not have fallen from his cart unless a string by which it was tied had been cut. The jury returned a verdict of guilty,—The prisoner, in reply to his lordship, said he had no friends and that he came from America as a sailor. His lordship asked him if he could obtain a ship if a short term of imprisonment were awarded to him, and he said he could. The prisoner was then sen- tenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, and the Governor of Shrewsbury prison, Mr Roberts, said he would obtain some aisistance from the Prisoner's Aid Society, so as to enable the prisoner to proceed to a seaport on his release from prison.
RECIPE FOB CATMAL DRINK, BY THB LATB DR PARKES.—" fhe proportions are a ilb. of oatmeal to two or three quarts of water, according to the heat of the day and the work and thirst; it should be well boiled, and then an ounce or one and a half ounces of brown sugar added. If you find it thicker than you like., add three quarts of water. Before drinking it shake up the oatmeal well through the liquid. In summer drink this cold; in winter hot. You will find it not only quenehes thirst, but will give you more strength and endurance than any ether drink. If you cannot boil it you can take a little oatmeal mixed with cold water and sugar, but this is not so good, always boil it if you can. If at any time you have to make a very long day, as in harvest, and cannot stop for meals, increase the oat. meal to lIb; or even fIb., and the water to three quarts if you are likely to be very thirsty If you cannot get oatmeal, wheat-flour will do, but not quite so well:" Those who tried this recipe last year found that they could get through more work than when using beer, and were stronger and healthier at the end of the harvest: Cold tea and skim milk are also found to be better than beer, but not equal +" +1. "a+.1.1"
The Band of Mercy Advocate.—This is a plc-agjpg halfpenny serial specially intended to inculcate fcabits of krhdness to animals. The British Workman.—TLis is such ar old and well-known friend that it will be euiJis-'ifeiit to say that it fully retains its reputation. The Leopold ShaJcespere premises to be one of the most valuable of Messrs Cassell's che?.p i-cenes of works. The whole will completed h. ten sixpenny parts. Harper's for July contains one of Mr B. W. Liiey s sketches of our Parliamentary leaders, which will be read with interest, as also will u pa'p'rr en tbe old shipbuilders of New York, both profusely iiiostiated. The other articles are by some of the best writers, and the magazine more than mainLain the goed opin- ion which it has won for itself. Cabell's History of England —The mor.tidy part just issued brings the historical account down to the yeaf 1815, noted for the bread riot ut the entrance to the House of Commons, aad c«p.tftins woodcut like- nesses of some of the leaders in the agitation for the abolition of the corn laws. The Orders of ihi Reformed Episcopal ClMrch Ex- amined is the title of a neatly printed work, issued from a publishing firm at Malvern, and intended to answer the question respecting the episcopacy of the Reformed Episcopal Church, "Whence do yon aerive your orders?" It appears to be ait elaborate review of the history of the Chnrch from its earliest dnys down to more recent t;mes. The price is one shilling, and affords a good deal of information upon a. debat- able question. The Worla of Fashion for July is tn elegantly g-ot up work of fashion and literature, and must prove of valuable assistance to the professional dressmaker or the amateur, whose leisure moments are spent in making1 articles of adornment and tasie. Sateen dresses seem to be now in vogue for country wear, and illustrations of this style of costume are given this month, beside a pumber of other styles of cos- tame. The most recherche styles in hatf and bonnets are also amply illustrated by means of coloured and uncoloured plates. The literature contained in this journal is also of a pleasing and interesting character. Milford and Milford Docks: By W. Peregrine Propert, LL.D., F.G.S. SolTa: Mr W. Williams Guardian Office. Just at the present time, when the future of these wonderful docks is commanding such general attention, this little work must be read with a great deal of interest. It is written in an easy, pleasant style, and does not, as one may be led to suppose from the title, merely deal with matters of fact connected with the harbour only, but the author has managed to skilfully intertwine many historical associations connected with the ancient town of Milford. ,The writer displays a wide and varied knowledge connected with the surroundirg ndgh- bourhoods, and not only must this little volume prove benefioial to the promoters of Idiltord docks, but we would commend it to the attention of visitors who may propose to spend any time there, because the perusal of its pages must have the effect of making their stay in the locality, which ha shistori- cal associationa dating as far back ap the fifteenth century, a very pleasurable one.
MR DAVID DAVIES, M.P., AND THE RADICALS. On Friday, Mr David Daries, M.P., presided at a Foresters' club festival at Caersws, Mont. In re- sponding to the toast of his health, he said be had been threatened about his seat, and they said be was becoming Tory. There were some good points about Tories, but he did not like Radicals, because they would take another man's property. He hoped they would be governed by neither of those parties, but keep in the middle, and have no extreme measures, for nothing ruined the country so much as for the people to lose confidence in the Govern- ment. If they sent a man to the House of Commons he should not be bound to support any clique. No the Liberals did not please him. He voted against them. He had to do so last session, this one, and would do the next also, if he thought proper. If a man would not do that they might as well send a boy to represent them. The Liberal club, of which he was chairman, had threatened him. He did not say it was his constituents. The men who threatened him once would never threaten him a second time, and he should not forget it. He found that there were more Radioals now, and he should have to become a Tory he was a long way off that yet, but he was going very fast in that di- rection. Another correspondent says Mr D. Davies, M.P., said he had no difference with his con- stituents but the Liberal Club had passed a resolu- tion calling upon him to support the Government in the Irish Land Bill. He objectPd to the proposal for dealing with private property in the Bill, aud be would not allow a Liberal Club to threaten him. He should not, therefore, offer himself fur re- election.
LLANRHYSTYD. U. D. SCHOOL BOAED.—At the ordinary meet- ing of the above, at Bryn Herbert School, there were presentMessrs D. J. Davies (chairman), Ed. Edwards (vice-chairman), John Jones (treasurer), Owen Jones, David Evans, and Captain Hughes. In the absence of the clerk, the master of Bryn Herbert school officiated. The attendance officer was also present. Th* minutes of the last meeting were read and signed, after which the first thing that came under notice was a letter from the clerk of the Llanbantffraid U. D. School Board with re- spect to a child said to be illegally employed. It was decided to write for further particulars before taking action in the matter. Cheques were drawn for the Public Works Loan Commissioners and all the masters up to date, after which the board went through the melancholy lists of absentees, and de- cided to follow up their previous energetic action by giving a few attendance orders, and less than a dozen summonses. It was reported that most of those parents recently fined still kept their children at home. With such stubbornness and iguorance there is only one course to be taken, but it is very hard for parents to believe that the board, having been so lenient for such a long time, will suddenly take extreme measures. L.avø was asked by a parent for the occasional services of a scholar, but it was at once refused, after which the board rose. LLANGRA.NOG. SCHOOL EXAMINA.TION.-The annual examination for the distribution of prizes given by Mrs Jordan, of Pigeonsford, to the scholars of the elementary school of the above parish, was held last week. The children were examined by the Rev J. Griffiths, rector of the parish. The following scholars re- ceived valuable books for their proficiency in read ing, spelling, and English :-First class, David Davies, Dolmeddyg, obtained the first prize, and Thomas O. Jones, Lower Mill, the 2nd in the second class, David Davies, Abermarlaig, 1st, and T. Jenkins, Cnwcgwyn, 2nd; third class, Rachel Owens, Trecegin, 1st, and James Evans, Rhydnanty, 2nd; fourth class, Jane Owens, Trecegin; fifth class, Ellen Evans, Ffynonllefrith; sixth class, Johnny Davies, New Inn. I. is worthy of remark that this annual gift of costly and useful books re- flects creditably on the wonted kindness of Mrs Jordan, besides being a source of mental refinement to the poor children whom she endeavours to ele- vate. After the distribution a hearty vote of thanks was given by the master, on behalf of the scholarii, to Mrs Jordan, the Rev J. and Mrs Griffiths. SPECIAL SERVICES.—-Church services in connec- tion with the deanery of Upper Sub-Aeron were held at the parish church of Llangranog on Thurs- day and Friday, the 29th and 30th ult. Eloquent and excellent sermons were preached on the occa- sion by the following clergy Revs David Jenkius B.A., rector of Llaufair-Orllwyn John Will Ïlun s: .uls vicar of Llangeler; Rhys Jones Lloyd, R.D., (English), rector of Troedyiaur; S. Rowland Jones, vicar of Glyntaf; Henry Jones, rector of Manordeify Henry Morgan, R.D., vicar of Llan- ddewi-ar.Arth. The congregations throughout the services were very large. The musieal portion of the services was very finely rendered by the choir, a decided improvemeut in this respect.on anything heard at this church for the last thirty years. Among the clergy present were-the Revs William Rees, B.D., rector of Llangynllo Richard Berri- man, rector of .Aberporth Thomas Jones, B.A., rector ef Cilgerran David Francis, B.A., vicar of Llandygwydd John Jones (Idrisyn), rector of Llandysilio-gogo G. W. Williams, vicar of Peln- bryn D. W. Herbert, M.A., vicur of Blaenporth JohnHopkin, curate of Llanarth; and J. Jones, curate of Llanllwchaiarn, Newquay. A luncheon and tea, for the clergy and others, at the school- room, were liberally provided by Capt and Mrs Jordan, of Pigeonsford, in conjunction with the rector and Mrs Griffiths. Liberal offertories were made towards getting a new harmonium for the ehnrck.
SUN FIRE OFFICE, LONDON EsiAliLISHi.I> 1710. FREDERICK HLKRY NORMAL, E*Q. Chairman and Treasurer. E. R. MANN KJIING. Esq, Secret'ary. Total Sum insured in 1881, .8270,959,974. Loss or damage by LIGHTNING paid for, whe the the property insured be set on Fire thereby or net. All information respecting Fire Insurances may be obtained from any of the undermentioned Agents of the Society. AGENTS. ABERYSTWYTH Messks HUGH HUGHES AND SONS. Aberaeron Mr H. W. Howell. Aberdovey Mr Richard Daries. Bryntirion, Bala Mr lorwerth Jones. Cardigan Mr R. R. Storey. Dolgelley Mr Thomas P. Jones-Party. Llandyssil Mr John D. Thomas. New Quay Mr John O. Davies. Talsarn Mr Jenkln Jenkins. "ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, QUEEN'S ROAD. ABERYSTWYTH. IT iF intended to hold a BAZAAR Next August to Liqnioate the Dekt on the Chapel and Circuit. About £ 280 will be required for this object, and donations in money or goods .U be thankfully re. ceived by the committee. TBOS. OWEN, TREASURER, ALFRED W. VIGARS, SECRETAE? EDW. H. SIMPSON, MINISTER. BRISTOLXNIRCLIFT'ON PL HMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY. ESTABLISHED 1864. INCORPORATED 1874. MR H. L. EVANS, Borough Accountant, ia tbe Sole Agen t in Al-erystwyth, tiirough whom all applications for Loans on Mortgage^are requested to be made. TTMIGRATION TO NEW SOUTH WALES. THE NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT will provide Passages to Sydney (in first-class Ships) to persons approved by the Agant-General. Farmers, Agricultural and other Labourers, Mechanics, and Female Domestic Strrants are re- quired. Married couples not to exceed 35 years and Single Adults 30 years of age. The Reduced Rates are per adult; children of chree and under four. teen years, X.2 10s under three, free. Inclusive of Bedding, Blankets and fell mess utensils. Further information may be obtained from The Emigration Department, New South Wales Govern- ment Offices, 5, Westminster Chambers, London, S.W., or from the Local Agent: JOHN MORGAN, Observer Office, 1, North Parade, Aberystwyth. SAUL SAMUEL, Agent-General for New South Wa lea ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL THIS SCHOOL re-opens on Monday, July 31st, 1882. FREDERICK STEPHENS, LICENSED AUCTIONEER, VALUER, &c., PENRHYNCQCH, NEAB ABERYSTWYTH. Sales and Appraisements taken at Moderate charges. Attendance every Monday at Aberystwyth. BIJOU THEATRE. LATE SKATING RINK. PORTLAND STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Tli*K. NUGENT has great PLEASURE in announcing that he has M arranged for tbe appeara; ce ot his celebrated ROYAL COMEDY DRAMA COMPANY, for a SHORT SUMMER SEASON, Commencing OJ1 Monday, Ju;y 10th, 1663, now in the Third Year of uninterrupted Tour of Walts. New and Appropriate Scenery t Magnificent and costly Costumes Elegant Stage Accessories. On Monday, July 10th, 1882, Wil! be produced an original Drama in four Acts, by the author ef "NEW Babylon," 'The World" etc.. entitled SENTENCED TO DEATH. On Tuesday, July lltb, 1882, Will be presented an original "Comedy in Three Acts, by W. S. Gilbert, joint alithor ef PINAFORE" etc., ei titled PYGMALION AMD GALATEA. On Wednesday, July 12th, 18S2. PEEP 0' DAY, On Thursday, July, 13ta. 1882, NOBODY'S CHILD. On Friday, July 14th. 1882, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. On Saturday. Julv 15th, 1882, BRITISH BORN. I The performance will conclude each EVENING with a NEW AND LAUGHABLE FaRCE, In which Mr Harry Linnes will sing some of the iatet.t popular comic JIONGS. Doors open AT 7.50, Commence at 8 p.m. Carriages at 10.39 Admission—Front Seat* 2s; SECCML S^IUS Back Seats 6CL PAPERHAN GIXG WAREHOUSE. T. THOMAS, 20, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, NEW and Choice Stock of Wall Papers at very low prices. PULPS from 2td per Piece. SATINS „ lid GOLDS „ Is 6d A CHOICE STOCK OF PICTURES. Pictures Framed, Picture Mouldings, Glass. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, &c. Sanitary Closets, Basin, and Trap from 3s 3d. T. THOMAS, PAINTER, PLUMBER, GLAZIER, &c NATURE'S GREATEST REMEDY. For Restoration of Impaired Vitality. HEALTH AND INTEGRAL STRENGTH is often undermined by imprudent indulgence, and in order to repair the mischief many vainly seek refuge in deleterious medicines. The WOXDEK8 wrought by ELECTRICITY in Telegraphy, Light, &c.. and in various directions, are eurpatised by the curative effect of PULVERMACHEXL'S world-famed GAL- VANO-ELECTRIC CHAIN BANDS and BELTS in a great variety of ailments, such as: Pains, I General and Local Paralysis, J Debility, Cramp, J Funeiional Disorders Spasmodic and I resulting from Nsrvous Affections, I Enfeebled "Vital Energy, and especially GENERAL and LOCAL DEBILITY, in proof of which irrefutable evidence is furnished A little work on this all inponaut subject must interest every sufferer, and a perusal will gratify the reader by the copious authoritative documents, medical reports, and testimonials contained therein from, amongst otlieis, Sir C. LoooCK, Bart., M.D., Sir ILLIIM FERGUSSOM, Bart, Sir HElfRY HOLLASD. Bart., Sir J.R. MARTIN, Bart., Dr A. 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