SPECTACLES. EYE-GLASSES. MR. J. E. J. LLOYD, STATIONER, &c., 11, TERRACE-ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH, BECSto inform iho?e troubled wilh defrc'ive vision, that h h«s been appointed by the SOCIETY OF LO-\D(XN OPTICIANS, of 23, Colonial buildings, Hattan Garden, Lon- don, Agfnt for Aberystwyth, for the sale of their celebrated Spect-icle, and F.yp Glitfses. The IMPROVED DI lMOXD so called from their Heme hardness faml briil'anry, are cleiir, coil, and strengthening to the fight, and may be worn for av-y length •of time with ease and comfort. They are especially reccmmendefl ty the Medical Profession for the great a.istance and rroteciien they afiord the eye in all eases of weak s'ght ami cle.'ecti've vj-iori. Fer night leading tlity "j be foni'd in'l":11Uhbl", and Ihe many testimonials lhai h> be< a nctived trim pei sons who wear ihem is alone a s-tffitnnt p'3r:\II'ee of their supeiiority and excellence over generally uSHI. BRISTOL A NlTCLI FT ON PE RMAN ENT BUILDING SOCIETY. ESTABLISHED 1864. INCORPORATED 187 ME H L. EVANS, Borough Accountant, is the Sole Agon t in Aberystwyth, through whom 11 applications for Loans on Mortgage are requested to be made. Cheap Plans, Vacancies for Pupils, Sporting Rights, &c. DP. DAVIES & Co., Aberystwyth, Tybo have • vacancies for Pnpils, to learn Survfcying, &c., can supply lists of Houses, furnished or unfurnished, with or without land, Sporting rights, &c., also cor- rected plans, at reduced prices, of any tenement in the unions of Tregaron and Lampeter, or the parisbe8 of Llanpumpsaiiit, Llaiillawddog, Abergwili, Llan. artbriey and Llanddarog. ABERYSTWY TH, THE PIER IS NOW OPEN! PROMENADE CONCERTS EVERY EVENING. 'TO SMOKERS. TEY "WYNNE, 7, Pier-street, A large assortment -L of Tobaccos, including Wills' Lambert, and Butler's; Edwards, Ringer and Co's; Copes, &o., <&c. Noted for prime Cigars, English, Foreign Havanna, Manilla. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Mr T. H. Kemp, Talyfcont, desires us to say that the Talybont district was not represented at the political meeting held at Lampeter last week by a schoolmaster. The Observer is posted on Friday afternoon, in time for the General Mail, and will be forwarded, post free, to any town or Tillage in the United Kingdom on payment in advance of 2s. 2d. per quarter 4s 4d per half-yea-r and 8s 8d per annum
ORGANISED DISTURBANCES. Another of those disorderly scenes which ^re inseparable from all. public meetings of a reputable class in this town occurred on Tuesday afternoon, at the meeting held for the distribution of prizes at the College. Judge Williams, in a most able speech, which should be printed in pamphlet form and circulated broadcast throughout the "whole country, stated in a clear and impartial manner the history of the College movement flaring the eighteen months which have lapsed since the famous Chester conference. seme such statement had become absolutely necessary in consequence of the persistent alteration of falsehoods by persons in this own. For years past some men have not shrunk from violating the first principles of truthfulness, and have repeated, with con- stant regularity, the most barefaced fabri- cations, which they must have known to be untrue. These persons are actuated simply by personal pique and malice, and in the pursuit of revenge they have spared neither time nor money. The group of malcontents to whom we are referring, which is numeri- "cally small and of no social influence, is comprised of what has deen aptly described as busy idlers," and whose influence, such as it s, lies iu the fact that they have be- came possessed of a limited amount of wealth, accumulated by the industry of others, to which is to be added unbounded affrontery, both of which they use freely for the attain- ment of their ends. The resolution which Dr R.D.Roberts had to move was in entire harmony with the views of every member of the Council, and similar resolution have been passed in this town more than once. There was nothing new in it, and nothing that could do any harm. But it was very bad taste for Dr Roberts, who might have been expected to have learnt better during the many years he has been at Cambridge, to interrupt a large and influential meeting in ordei to gratify his own childish fancy. Such a freak should have been nrmly resist- ed by the Chairman. The meeting was called for a special purpose, and the resoluton formed no part of the business, nor was it an amendment upon any other resolution, and should not have been allowed to have been put. It was quite competent for Dr Roberts and his friends to have called a meeting on their own account in order to submit resolutions and give vent to their spleen against the leading members of the Council, who have so grievously offended by ignoring them. Interruptions caused by the behaviour of organised disturbers should have been suppressed, and it was a mistake en the part of Mr Humphreys-Owen to have moved the previous question after the dis- turbance had taken place. Once the order of the meeting had been broken, it mattered not what was said by those who bad broken -it. Indeed after that it was essentially necessary that they should be permitted, and even encouraged, to give vent to their dis- content. It is out of their own mouths that such men can best be condemned. For in- stance the learned Doctor who led the dis- turbance said that it was the report of the Departmental Committee that placed the College in peril. If there had been no report and no Departmental Com- mittee, grants would not have been given to Bangor and Cardiff, nor yet to Aber- ystwyth. It was in consequence of the Committee's report that a grant was origin- ally given to the College. Bnt when Dr Roberts leads his hearers to suppose that the Committee recommended the extinction of Ihe College he does what he is jaofc entitled to do he says what is not true, and what he himself must know to be untrue. Ris asser- tion that the Council only asked for about £ 2,500, and no more, is equally fallacious, as he knows perfectly well. This is not the first occasion that he has made misleading remarks. Some years ago we had to point out that he was in error in reference to a change in the professorial staff. Last week, at the Lam- peter meeting, be is reported to have made a statement in reference to Mr Pugh which he could not possibly prove, because it was not in conformity with fact. Of course Mr Gibson simply follows on the lines laid down for him. The organised disturbers who in- terrupted Tuesday's meeting are the same who have interrupted previous meeting's of various kinds during some years. Mr B. T. Williams, Mr T. Davies, and others would not have left the room without good cause. The result of the conduct of the discon- j tented faction is already apparent. Their continuous bickerings and lying insinuations have alienated some of the best friends of education, and there is a danger of others holding aloof. Gentlemen of ability have always great demands on their time, and they can hardly be expected to submit to personal insults from quarters for which they are doing so much. It was intended that under changing circumstances alterations should be made which would induce gentle- men in Mid-Wales to take a more active in- terest in the welfare of the College, and it was hoped that ere long the business of the College would be transacted in the College instead of London, Rat the conduct of Dr Roberts and his friends has completely shat- tered all hopes in that direction.
MR PUGH AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. Notwithstanding the ungracious resolution passed at Lampeter last week, and Mr Pngh's reply, in which he ridicules its absurdity, the probability is that the Liberals of the county will not permit him to retire. Already resolu- tions are being passed expressing confidence in him, and numerous letters, written by the political leaders in the county and elsewhere, are forwarded to him, and it is more than probable that Mr Pugh will not refuse to accede to their request.
THE LEASES QUESTION. We have received the opinions of Counsel aIod Actuary upon the leases question, but we have no space for their insertion this week. We may, however, state that the opinions fully bear out the contentions of the Corpor- ation Solicitor and Dr. Harries. Counsel in the first place says that the local act requires the ground rent previously paid in addition to the fine. That in granting leases under the Public Act of 1882 the Corporation ought, if possible, to have terms at least equal if not better than those provided by the local act. The Actuary fixes 10s. 9d. as the amount necessary to make up the capital of £100 in 75 years, under the circumstances of this case, and not 2s. 71-d. at 5 per cent., or 2 4s. 5|d. at 4 per cent., as was alleged by some 2 members of the Council. A, The Court of Quarter Sessions has, in response to the application of Col. Lewis, granted a SHOI of £ 700 for the erection of a new Station House, and the purchase of site, at A beraeron. A luncheon was given by the Principal at the College on Tuesday, at which some of the v Nonconformist ministers of the town wer present. Among those ordained by the Bishop of Durham, on Ttinity Sunday, was a son of the Rev Thomas MacCullagh, the President of the Wesleyan Conference for the present year. Last week was buried Mr John Edwards, Tan'rallt, Llandudno. He was 97 years of age, left 8 children,47 grandchildren, 62great-grand- children, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Those interested in the welfare of Aber- ystwyth will be glad to know that our town is well represented at the Health Exhibition by the various local guide-books, and by a series of framed photographs by the eminent art firm of Messrs Frith and Co. Tickets for Aberystwyth, available from Saturday to Monday, may be obtained at the Cardiff Station at a very much reduced fare. Special arrangements have also been made for pic-nic parties. This is a step in the right direction, and cannot fail to promote the wel- fare of the railway companies as well as Aberystwyth. The tercentenary of Uppingham School- was celebrated on Thursday week amid great re- joicings. There was an unusually large number of visitors, including the Bishops of Carlisle, Manchester, Bedford, and Oxford, Bishop Hutchinson and others. The Bishop of Oxford preached at the morning service, and the Bishop of Carlisle presided at the meeting of boys which followed. After a drought of lengthened duration the welcome rain came down with a steady pour on Saturday night and a great portion of Sun- day, much to the relief of farmers, who began to consider matters as becoming serious. The thirsty earth looked all the better for the copious downfall, and vegetation of all kinds pat on its garb of deepest green in the course of a few hours, the transformation from a pale sickly yellow being most apparent. Haymak- ing operations are extensively carried on in the neighbourhood, many fields of well har- vested hay having been secured in stack before the rain began to fall, and those who were not so fortunate could afford to wait a few days longer. Nonconformist students of the present day, it is now quite clear, are to be deprived of the privilege of taking degrees in their native land. They may, of course, as in time past, go to England or Scotland or Ireland, or elsewhere, and secure a degree, but they will not be per- mitted to attain any educational distinction in the land of their birth. There was a wide. spread hope that Wales would soon be per- mitted to have a University within its borders, and that the educational system of the country would be completed. The day when that hope is to be realised is unfortunately put off to a distant period. Perhaps that delay is for the best. The Nonconformist section of our fellow- countrymen have clearly not arrived at that stage of intellectual development when they can appreciate an University and its advan- tages, and the result is that their own students will suffer the consequences. The Church has already a degree-conferring institution, and is not particularly anxious to promote any changes. Nonconformist students have to thank the more bigotted of their own people for the hardship which they must endure. The Lord Chancellor has intimated his inten tion to place the name of Mr Richard James on the commission of the peace for the borough. A carriage accident occured at Llandyssul on Wednesday night, by which Mr Jones, Solicitor, y r, of that town, and registrar of the Swansea 11 county court, and his governess, were killed. The Aberystwyth Mutual Admiration Class is jealous of the influence attained by the I London Welsh Mutual Admiration Class, and is trying to drag it down to its own level. The Aberystwyth and Lower Geneu'rglyn local authorities give notice in this week's issue of the Observer that all dairymen must not sell milk until they have been registered themselves in accordance with the Contagious Diseases Act. Major Lewis, in order toincrease the efficiency of the police force, Las asked the court of Quarter Sessions for an additional sergeant, and for permission to promote some of the second class men into the first class. No doubt this will be agreed to in due course. n On Wednesday last the Aberystwyth Observer was the only paper that had a reporter at Machynlleth to take notes of the proceedings ot the Board of Guardians and Petty Sessions. The Guardians advertise their announcements in other papers, but those papers were not represented at Wednesday's meeting. 0 Mr John James, mayor, having written a letter to Mr Gladstone with reference to the College grant, the Prime Minister has promised to make known Mr James' representation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whose attention has been specially called to the posi- tion of Aberystwyth College." The four Nonconformist members of the Llanrbystid School Board, who in consequence of an informality were the only members elected, have appointed three Churchmen to filljup the vacancies. Major Hughes has been appointed chairman, Mr Davies, Ffynonhowel, who had occupied the post for several years, having retired. The Council of the College on Monday evening, decided not to take any part in the I proposed education conference. This will com- pletely prevent any steps being taken in the direction indicated hy Mr Rathbone's resolu- tion. The result is that no steps will be taken towards forming a University for Wales, and Nonconformist students will be unable to take a degree without going out of their country for it. A circular has been issued, signed by the Mayor and two secretaries of the local College committee, in which statements are made reflecting upon the College Council. It is necessary to state that at least one of the gentle- men whose names are appended did not see the circular before it was circulated, and the members of the local committee know nothing of it, nor have they seen copies. The persons who are responsible for the document have taken great care that it does not get into the hands of any outside their own immediate circle, and of gentlemen to whom the facts are not fully known, and who may thus consequently be led to believe the statements contained in it.
LOC&.L AND DISTRICT NEWS. The Observei- can be obtained in Aberystwyth, at the Printing Office, 1, North-parade at Mr J. E. J. Lloyd, stationer, Terrace-road; at Mr Edward Edwards, Great Darkgate-street; at Mr W. Jenkins, bookseller, Great Darkgate-street; and at Messrs W. H. Smith and Son, Railway Bookstall. THE PIER.—The pier is now open every evening, and the Briton band performs selections of music. Also Mr Foote sings comic songs, and the eccentric Ollives give their fantastical performances. THE "PUBLIC BATHS,—The splendid swimming and private baths in Newfoundland-street are now open daily, and are well patronised. Those who pay a visit once are certain to become frequent cus- tomers. GTNNETT'S CIRCUS visited this town on Monday, andjgave performances on that and the following day, after which they journeyed on to Machynlleth, and then to Towyn. They attracted large crowds of people. THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB.-The rooms in New- street have been handsomely furnished, and aie now open to members. Intending members will do well to communicate with the secretaries-Mr John Evans, Vaenor-street, and Mr J. D. Hughes.Railway-terrace. CYCLING CLUB.—-July Run Saturday, 5th, Pon- terwyd. Wednesday, 9th, Llanilar. Saturday, 12th, Borth. Wednesday, 16th, Crosswood. Saturday, 19th, Talybont. Wednesday 23rd. LIanrhystyd. Saturday, 26th, Devil's Bridge. Wednesday, 31st, Aberayron. UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.—A Welsh Founda- tion scholarship of Jesus College, Oxford, value .£80, tenable for three years, has been won by Mr H. H. Meyler, son of the Rev E. Meyler, C.M. minister, Millin Cross, Pembrokeshire, and brother of Mrs Evans, Tottenham House, of this town. THE SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY.— The annual meeting of the local branch was advertised tobeheld;on Tuesday,when Mr and Mrs Waddingham, Mrs Cosens, the Rev J. Williams, and Mr Morris Davies, hon. sec.,were present when it was decided to adjourn the meeting till Tuesday afternoon next. WESTFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, GLOU- CESTER.—Fourteen candidates from this school were prepared for the Royal Academy of music examina- tions, and the following thirteen have been successful: -Seniors in pianoforte, Jessie Henry, L. Livings, and Emily Alice Taylor. In the elements of music- Lilly Parry, Jessie Henry, Annie Powell, Jessie Fenn, Katie Thomas, Selina Smith, and Emily Alice Taylor. In singing—Katie Thomas. Juniors in pianoforte- Helena Grist and Florence Heaven. FUNERAL OF AN ODDFELLOW.—On Tuesday af ternoon the mortal remains of Mr Hugh Davies, mason, formerly in the employment of Mr William Edwards, Moor-street, in this town, were interred in the cemetery. He was for some years a member of the St Padarn Lodge of Oddfellows, and a large Bumber of his brethren, wearing the regalia of the order, followed him to the grave. He died at Cwm- aman, and his body was brought here on Monday evening. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, and was highly respected by all who knew him. MR LEVEY'S BENEFIT.—We would remind our readf-rs that Mr John Levey, the manager, takes his benefit at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday evening when we hope that he will have a crowded house. During the past week competition in the way of en- i tertaining the people has been very great, and there- fore Mr Levey's company has suffered but en Tues- day evening he will receive the support of the Freemasons, Oddfellows, and several of the leading families, so that there is a prospect of his reimbur- sing himself. The company deserve support, as the programme each evening is a varied and attractive one. CAMBRIAN EAILWAYS.—Approximate return of the traffic receipts on the Cambrian Railways for the week ending June 29th, 1884:—Miles open, IS0t.. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 2,070; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 1,599; total for the week, < £ 3,669. Actual traffic receipts for the cor- responding week last year :—Miles open, 180|. Pas- sengers, parcels, &c., < £ 1.967; merchandise, min- erals and live stock, ^81,525 total for the week, £ 3,492. Agregate from commencement of half-year to this date, £ 77,510; aggregate last year, £ 77,119; Passengers, parcels, &c., .£103 increase; merchan- dise, minerals, &c., < £ 74 increase; total increase for the week, < £ 177 aggregate increase from com- mencement of half-year to this date, < £ 391. A MAD HARE.—"As mad as a march hare," is a common saying; but the sight which was witnessed by a few in this town, on Saturday evening, is so un- common as to deserve notice. A hare was seen tearing along at full speed down Penglaise-road, thence through Northgate-street, North-parade, and up Great Darkgate-street, mueh to the amusement of the spectators who happened to be near; but on reaching the Town Clock some one threw a missile at the poor frightened animal, and its leg was broken,death quickly following this effectual maiming. Curiously enough, dogs,like the proverbial policeman, were not to be seen when wanting, otherwise pro- ceedinga of a more novel character still might have been witnessed. j j THE TOWN BAND continues to give satisfaction, the only complaint being that it is rather weak, but we believe this will shortly be remedied. The singing of Mr and Mrs Astle is not the least pleasing feature in connection with this band.
LAMENTABLE ACCIDENT AT LLAN- DYSSIL. TWO PERSONS KILLED. On Wednesday night, between ten and eleven o'clock, a shocking carriage accident occurred by when Mr John Jones, registrar of the Swansea County Court, and the governess in his family were killed, aad Mrs Jones and their two sons (twins) were so badly injured that their lives are despaired of. Mrs Jones, the boys, and governess were returning home from Aberystwyth by train, in company with two sons of Judge B. T. Williams, one of whom is in Mr Jones's office, and at New Quay Road they were met by MrJone?,who had his carriage in waiting to convey his family home to Gelly. Near the Porth Hotel there is an awkward turning, and the road is narrow and steep, and after making the ascent the horse, it appears, made a start down the incline very rapidly, the result being that the carriage was upset and smashed to pieces. The governess met with an instantaneous death, and Mr Jones died in a few hours after the sad occurance. All of them were at once removed to the Porth Hotel, where the injuries of Mrs Jones and the two children were found to be very serious. The deceased gentleman, who was about 50 years of age, was very highly respected through out the county. -At one time he was registrar of the Aberaeron County Court, but was after- wards appointed registrar of the Swansea Court, and Mr Griffith Jones, Aberystwyth, succeeded him at Aberaeroa. He was a Unitarian, and a Liberal, and took an active interest in all public movements.
CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Midsummer Quarter Sessions were held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Tuesday, when there were present—Mr C. Marshall Griffith, Q.C;, chairman, Colonel Lewes,Llanllear, vice-chairman, Mr Gwinnet Tyler, Mr T. H. Maddy, Mr William Jones, Glan- dennis, Major Howel], Captain Jones-Parry, Mr Charles Lloyd, Waunifor, Rev Octavins Davies, Tregaron, Mr Vaughan Davies, Tanybwlch, Mr John Fowden, Rev Rbys Lloyd, -Troedyraur, Mr H. Tobit Evans, Mr J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig, Capt. Lewes, Tyglyn, Mr J. C. Harford, Mr William Jones, Llwyn- ygroes Mr F. R. Roberts, clerk of the peace, Major Bassett Lewis, chief constable, Mr A. J. Hughes, county treasurer, Mr J. W. Szlumper, county sur- veyor, Supt. Lloyd, and Supt. Williams. NEW MAGISTRATE. Mr H. Tobit Evans, Noyadd, made the usual de- clarations, and qualified as a magistrate for the county. EXPRESSION OF SORROW. The Chairman referred to the loss the county had sustained through the death of Col. Lloyd-Fhilipps, who as calonel of the county artillery, chairman of the finance committee and county roads board, and in other positions did good service, and won the respect of all. THE POLICE STATION AT ABERAERON. Colonel Lewes introduced this subject in the form of an application for .£700 in order to carry out the erection of a new lock-up house at Aberaeron, consi- derable discussion having taken place on the same question at the previous sessions. It was now agreed on the motion of Mr Gwinnet Tyler, seconded by Colonel Lewes, that a committee of justices acting in the petty sessional division of Aberaeron enquire into the matter, and that the sum of £700 should be placed at their disposal. APPOINTMENTS ON COUNTY ROADS BOARD. Mr Lloyd, Waunifor,a n d Mr H. S. Richardes,Bryn. eithyn, were appointed as members of the County Roads Board, the former in the room of Colonel Lloyd Philipps, deceased, and the latter instead of Captain Jones-Parry, resigned. SCHOOL BOARD SUMMONSES. Mr H. C. Fryer had given notice of proposal that a fee of 6d should be paid to the police for service of school board summonses, but as he was not present the matter was deferred. ORDNANCE SURVEY. Two persons from each division of the county were a ppointed to assist the ordnance surveyors. THE LATE DUKE OF ALBANY. Acknowledgments of the vote of condolence passed on the occasion of the death of the Duke of Albany were read from the Home Secretary and Sir R. H. Collins. THE COUNTY SURVEYOR Reported that all the bridges had been satisfactorily maintained. He had examined the alleged encroach ment of the river Teify near Llanybyther bridge, but apprehended 110 immediate danger. Mr J. T. Morgan had written to him as to an encroachment on his land by the river Rheidol. A sum 01 R7 10a should be expended in varnishing the new police station at Aberystwyth, The report was agreed to. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE Reported that there was one sum of £ 8 15s which they had no authority to pass also that .£99 3s 7d was due to the police from various petty sessional divisions. Mr Vaughan Davies said that the sum of .£8 15s had been spent in improvements at Aberystwyth police station. He proposed its payment. Colonel Lewes seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. After some discussion, it was agreed that the consideration of the question of the police returns should be left to Mr William Jones, Llwyngroes Mr William Jones, Glandennis Colonel Evans, Colonel Lewes, and Capt Joaes-Parry. RATES. 'I A county rate of id in the < £ and a police rate of jd in the < £ were agreed to. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The Chief Constable report as follows:— Sir,—I have the honour to submit for your inspection my returns for the quarter ending Mth June, 1884. The number of persoin summoned and apprahended during the quarter amounts to 349, viz., 295 males and 54 females, of the>e one was committed for trial, 225 summarily convicted, 72 com- premised, and 51 discharged. I beg to state that the drainage of the Lampeter Lock-up house requires attention, and, now the town of Lampeter is wtll supplied with water, hope that 'he Court will be pleased to order that better arrangements for flushing and draining are made without delay.-l beg to inform the Court that H.M. Inspector ef Constabulary in his report for the year 1883, reports as follows: The sergeant formerly stationed at Tregaron has been removed to Aberaeron and placed in charge of the section the services of a sergeant are now required at Tregaron where petty sessions are held and there is a lock-up," but as there are five lock-up houses in the county of Cardigan, and only four duty sergeants in the force, I am unable to comply with his recommendation. It was decided to "enquire into the question of aug- menting the namber of first class men in the force. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Supt "Williams reported I have the honour to report that during the qu Irter ended June 30th, 1884. I compared 915 weights, comparfd and stamped 85 measures at Lampeter, Ystrad, and Talsarn. Those weights found somewhat lighter than the legal standards, in consequence of wear and tear, were adjusted and stamped. The amount of fees charged during the quarter amounted to £ 5 5s7d, which sum I have paid over to the County Treasurer. TRIAL cOF PRISONERS. The following gentlemen were appointed on THE GRAND JURY. Messrs David Thomas, Pantcoch, foreman, John Burbeck, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, grocer, David Davies, Aberystwyth, Jonathan Davies, Evan Davies, Llandyssiliogogo, farmer, William James, Tymawr, farmer, Evan James, Erwen Vawr, Llangranog, Rd. Jenkins, Winllan, farmer, James Jeakins, Lletty- evanhen, Rees Jones, Nantllwyd, Thomas Jones, Henbont, Jenkin Lloyd, Pant, J. A. Murphy, Terrace-road, Aberystwyth, Richard Owen, Noyadd- fawr, James Richards, Evan Richards, Cwrtymynyeh, and James Reynolds. The Chairman having briefly charged them, a true bill was returned, and THE PETTY JURY sworn in: Messrs Wm Jones, Derrigaron (foreman), David Davies, Gorwydd, John Davies, Nantcwnlle David Evans, Ffynon Llywelyn, John Hughes, Col. lege, Nantcwnlle, Hugh Hughes, Tregaren Mill, John Jenkins, Llandyssul, farmer, Evan Jones, Llanarth, Richard Jones, Nantownlle, William Jones, Pwllclai, John Jones, Ystrws. ALLEGED DOG STEALING. Wm Hughes, of Bank; Erwtome, 17, was indicted for having stolen a dog, value £ 4, the property of John Evans, Erwtome, farmer.—Mr J. T- Jenkins, prosecuted, and Mr A. J; Hughes defended. A ver- dict of not guilty was returned. [ Owing to an unexpected failure of our arrange- ments, we were not represented at the Sessions, hence our curtailed report of the proceediagaj
LATEST AND TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Observer Office, Friday, 3.45 T HE FORTESCUE-GARMOYLE CASE There is now no chance of the Fortescue- Garmoyle action being tried until the Novem- ber Sittings. It is regarded as extremely improbable that the matter will be arranged. FATAL ACCIDENT. I A YOUTH KILLED BY LIGHTNING. On Thursday afternoon a fatal accident occurred by which a young man named Thomas Rowlands, aged eighteen, living with his father at Ysgubor-newydd, met with his death. The deceased was in a field during a thunderstorm, and was struck dead by ligtning. DISESTABLISHMENT IN WALES. As Mr Dillwyn's motion for the Disestab lishment of the Church in Wales is on the paper for the 29th irlst., and it is very probable that the Government will have appropriated Tuesdays for Government business, the motion is not likely to come before the House this session. THE WELSH EDUCATION BILL. It seems probable that this Bill, which has been looked forward to for a long time, will not be introduced this session. In the face of the policy of opposition and discontent which is being pursued by the Nonconformists in rela tion to the Colleges, it is not likely that the Government will do much to facilitate the introduction of the measure this season. In the meantime intermediate education in Wales will suffer.
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LOCAL LAW CASE. QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.—JONES v. JONES. This case, which was tried at the Aberystwyth County Court held in May, was an action brought by Mr Thomas Hugh Jones, of this town, painter. against Mr Richard Jones, also of this town, coal merchant, for trespass alleg,d to have been done by the latter liy leaving culm, &c., upon the limekiln, yard and premises belonging to ihe plaintiff at Trefechan. 'i he Judge reserved his judgment unlil the June court, when he entered it for the defendant. It was the first action that the new judge, Mr Gwilym Williams, tried at this court. Mr Bosanquet, Q.C., instructed by Messrs Griffith Jones and Co., of Aberystwyth, appeared for the plaint ff, and Mr Cross, instructed by Mr W. R. Davies, of Dolgelley, a! peared for the defendant. After hearing Counsel, the curt reversed the judg- ment of the county court judge, and directed judgment to be entered tor the plaintiff, with costs. Th y granted leave to appeal upon a point of practice.
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ABERYSTWYTH TIDE TABLE. Morning. Evening. I Saturday 4.51 5.30 Sunday. 5.33 6.2 Monday 6.29 6.52 Tuesday. 7.15 7.35 Wednesday. 7.54 8.12 Thursday 8.29 8.45 Friday 9-° •» 917 Cardigan 30 minutes, and Aberayron 15 minutes earlier, Aberdovey 15 minutes, and Barmouth 30 minutes later, than Aberystwyth.
BIRTHS. JONES—June 17th, at 8 Powell-street, the wife of Mr William Jones, cowkeeper, 26, Hampstead-road, London, of a dausrhter. MORGAN-Jnne 4th, at 30, Great Darkgate-street, the wife of Mr Richard Morgan, corn merchant, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. ALBIN—LLOYD.—June 24th, at the parish church, Llansantffraid, by the Rev E. Alban, M.A., vicar, Lledrod (brother of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev W. Herbert,vicar of the parish,Mr Thomas Alban, youngest son of Mr John Alban, Hafod. berris, to Jane, the only daughter of Mr Alban Lloyd, Adsolwen, both of the same parish. BUCKLEY-WILLIAMS—HUMPHREYS—June 24th at the parish church, Berriew, Montgomeryshire, by the Rev J. Baines, vicar, Mr Ehys Buckley- Williams, of Pennant and Glyncogan,Montgomery shire, to Gertrude Susanna, daughter of Mrs Humphreys, Garthmyl Hall, and the late Charles Jones Humphreys. DANIEL—JAMES.—July 2nd, at the register office, before the Rev William Jones, registrar, Mr David Daniel, Llanbadarn, to Miss Selina James, Aber- ystwyth. Jo NES-PARRY.-June 30th, at the Parish Church, Handsworth, Birmingham, by the Rev W. Randall, M.A., rector, W. W. Jones, to Mary Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Richard Parry, Esq., Laura-place, of this town. Jo NES—WILLIAMS.—June 27th, by license, at Llan- badarn Fawr parish church, by the Rev John Pugh, vicar, Mr Zephaniah W. Jones, of Birkenhead, son of the late Mr Evaii Jones, New Cross, Ponterwyd, to Miss Margaret Williams, housekeeper to Capt Daniel, Ponterwyd, and eldest daughter of Mr Wm Williams, Queen-street, Aberystwyth. DEATHS. DA VIEs-June 28th, aged 24 years, at Trefechan, Mr Edward Davies, flannel weaver. GRIFFITHS—June 30th, aged 63 years, at Queen- stieet, Mr John Griffiths, grocer. HUGHES—June 22nd, aged 81 years, at his residence, Edeyrn, the Rev Griffith Hughes, Calvinistic Methodist minister. R uaHEs-june 28th, at Pembroke House, Mr George Hughes, formerly coxswain of the lifeboat. LLOYD—June 26th, Mrs Lloyd, the wife of Mr Hugh Lloyd, blacksmith, Aberdovey. LEWIS.—June 29th, aged 49, Jane, wife of Mr David Lewis, Black Lion Hotel, LIanrhystid. MORGANS.—Catherine Morgans, wife of Mr M. Morgans, Brenig-terrace, aged 28 years. Buried at Methodist chapel cemetry. ROBERTs-June 28th, at Mill-street, Mr John Roberts. E ICHARDS—June 20th, aged 35 years, at Ship- builderB'-row, Mr Richard Richards, mariner. TI MOTHY-June 29th, aged 49 years, at Railway- terrace, Jana Timothy, widow of Mr David Timothy, retired draper. THOMAS—July 1st, aged 52 years, at Queen-street, Mr Richard Thomas, coal miner.
MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and Cemeteries, executed in Stone, Marble, and Granite, may be inspected in the Show Room, at R" DODSON'S Marble Works, Snow-hill, Shrewsbury. TOR MONUMENTS, TOMBS, HEADSTONES, fllill Every Description of Monumental Work, apply to—JAMES, HOSKING & MILLER, Moor Street, Aber- ystwyth. Sllow Yard-Opposite the Railway Station.
rP"" ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL ANB GOVERNORS. SPEECHES BY JUDGE B. T. WILLIAMS, MR L. P. PUGH, M.P., MR D. DAVIES, M.P., MR STUART RENDEL, M.P. ARCHDEACON GRIFFITHS, &c. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES. A LIVELY SCENE. Meetings of the Council and Governors of the above institution were held in the Library of the College on Monday and Toes- day, and in the afternoon of the latter day a public meeting for the distribution of prizes to successful students was held in the Examin. ation Hall. The first meeting of the Council was held on Monday evening. The chair was taken by Judge B. T. Williams*- Q,C., there being also present Messrs Stuart Rendel. M.P., D. Davies, M.P., L. P. Pugh, M.P., Arch* dtacon Griffiths, A. C. Humphreys-Owen, J. F.- Roberts, John James, and others. The council diacusi-ed the proposed conference, and the general opinion was that it was premature. The following resolution was agreed to with reference to the matter :That this council, whilst recognise ing the value of common action on the part of all- interested in intermediate and higher education in Wales, does not consider it desirable to accept tbia. invitation of the North Wales College to join in the proposed conference." The meeting was protracted tor two and a half hours, several other matters- being discussed, includiug the report of the senate- for the dispusal of the increased vote for scholar- ships. A second meeting of the council was held on Tues*- day morning, when Mr T. Davies, Bootle, presided, and the following scheme of scholarships to be offered for competition was approved of :— The following scholarships and exhibition, open to male and female candidates above the age of 15, will- be offered for competition at the com. mencement of next session, September 17th, 1884, One scholarship of .£50, given by D. C. Keeling^ Esq., Liverpool. One scholarship of .£50, given by Thomas Daviega Esq., Bootle. *One scholarship of .£50, given by the Principal of- the College. Five scholarships of £40. Six scholarships of £25. Six scholarships of £15. Six exhibitions of £ 10. Any of the scholarships may be renewed at the end of the Session in case of speeial progress in the studies of the Session. *Candidates for this scholarship must have passed the Matriculation examination of the University of London. All candidates will be examined in not less than four or more than six subjects, to be selected from the following list 1. English Language. 2. History, either English or European, including Political Geography. 3. Greek. 4. Latin. £ Unseen Translation, Grammar, and. 5. French. C easy composition. 6. German. J 7. Geometry, Euclid 1., II., III., and either IV. or VI., or the subjects thereof. 8. Arithmetic and Algebra. The latter will not extend beyond the subjects treated of in Hambliu Smith, Parti. 9. Physics Statics and Dynamics or Light and Heat. 10. Inorganic Chemistry: Non Metals. 11. Elementary Biology (as treated in Huxley and. Martin's Practical Biology). 12. Hebrew: Genesis, Chapters i-ir; Psalms, I-XVI Grammar and easy Composition. 13. Deductive Logic and outlines of either Induc- tive Logic or Psychology of Intellect. Scholarships for general proficiency will be awardetl on the results of the examinations in these subjects. Candidates may, however, obtain scholarships for special merit by taking additional papers in any one of the following branches *1. English Language and Literature, and Modern History. In Literature and History, at least one of the periods set for the Intermediate or B.A. exanii-an. tions of the London University during the last foug years must be offered. *II. Classics Unseen Translation, Grammar and Composition. *111. Modern Languages French, Germans Welsh. (Any one or more of these may be offered). Unseen Traaslation and Composition. ^Candidates in these branches may also be examined viva voce in books offered by them. IV. Mathematics: Arithmetic, Algebra and Tri- gonometry. Geometry, Euclid I-IV, VI and XI, or the sublects thereof. Geometrical and Analytical Conics. §V. Natural Science: Either Chemistry and Physics; or Animal and Vegetable Morphology and Physiology. VI. Oriential Languages any one or two. VII. Logic, and Mental and Moral Philosophy. §There will be a practical examination in the subjects of this branch. Sessional Scholarships, X20 each :— Classics-John Davies, Nanthir, Denbighshire. Mathematics-B. C. Morgan, Aberystwyth. English and German—R. J. Williams, Festiniog. Philosophy—T. J. Williams, Narberth, Pem. Natural Science-No candidate. Candidates must notify to the Registrar, on or before September 3rd, 1884,the subjects or the branch of study in which they wish to be examined. It was also agreed that the services of Mr Brough and Mr Davis, lecturers in philosophy and biology respectively, should be retained for the coming session. Other arrangements as to the matter of the staff were referred to a meeting of the staff committee which will shortly be held. A meeting of the governors was held Li the library of the College Hall on Tuesday at uoon, when there were present-Mr T. Davies, Bootle, in the chair;. Mr L. P. Pugh, M.P Mr David Davies, M.P;, Mr Stuart Rendel, M.P., the Venerable Archdeacon (,f Llaudaff; Judge B. T. Williams, the Rev Principal: Edwards; Mr Stephen Evans, London Mr J. F.- Roberts, Manchester; Mr W. Williams, H.M.I, of schools; Mr John James, mayor of Aberystwyth j. Mr Humphreys Owen, GartbmyI Mr Hughes, London and Mr Rogers, secretary. The Secretary was called upon to read the minutes- of the last meeting, whieh were confirmed. The Principal said that he had received the re-- port of the examiners, which was very satisfactory.. It bad been presented to the Council with much ap- proval, but with their consent he would postpone reading the list until the meeting in the examination hall, to be held at three o'clock. The Chairman expressed the pleasure which they all felt at seeing Mr Stuart Rendel with them, al- though he was not a governor, but he was looking; forward to the time when- he would become one, and would be of essential assistance to them (hear, hear)<^ They all knew how much Mid-Wales was indebted to him for the endeavours which he had exercised in obtaining for Aberystwyth that which was its just right. He bad had a few opportunities of see- ing the skill and tact which he exereised during a long period, and it must be to them a source of grati- fication that his endeavours were crowned with such success (applause). Mr David Davies, M.P., who was warmly cheered, said that he had a few words to say. He was sorry that he was obliged to go with the train at 2.40 as he had to be in South Wales, and therefore could not attend the afternoon meeting. They knew very well that this was a critical time with the college^, and some friends had been urging them not to, accept anything less than £4,000 from the Govern. ment, but they did not feel justified in refusing £ 2,500, when they could get no more (bear, hear). He might mention that Mr Mundella had told him that it entirely rested with the people of this district and the college whether they should have the < £ 4,000' or not; that if they did their work well and satis- factory to the Government—in other words, if they did the same amount of work as Bangor-they should have the same grant as Bangor (applause)* He only mentioned this so that they should put their shoulders to the wheel, and do what they could. He knew that Mid-Wales was poor, but ho did not know that they were poorer than Bangor (laughter) certainly they had a few slates, but it was a bad time there now. All they had to do was to put a spurt on, and make s little effort so as to bring the amount up to the £ 4,000. They were under some disadvantage, but be had beelz