THE LATE MR. JOHN JONES (IVON). [IJ In the decease of Mr Jones death has robbed our town of one of the most interest- ing of its inhabitants, a man of most varied experience and very extraordinary character. He had an acquaintance with local antiquari- an lore with which none of the presedt gener- Z", ation or that just disappearing could in any way compare. He had a splendid memory, and his readintss in recalling events which he had himself witnessed or others of which he had heard from a variety of sources, made him of inestimable value either in clearing up difficulties or in helping others to set on record the things of long ago. All his store of knowledge was always at the command of anybody who needed it. It was very rarely indeed that he was consulted in regard to local events of the last sixty-five years and was unable to throw some light on questions about which information was required. He had infinite humour and excellent fancy," and these marvellous qualities, which he possessed in such profusion, made him the pleasantest of companions. His ready and keen wit and his bubbling humour are well- known to a very large circle of friends far beyond the limits of our town and neighbour- hood. Amongst friends, each relating to the other, his reminiscences of former years, he sat chief, scattering with a lavished hand his recollections, often to the confusion of those who were privileged to be of the company and around his own hearth, where his nearest friends so often gathered, his utter- ances were listened to and treasured as the sayings of an oracle. Many of these valuable utterances regarding former events in the history of our town have fortunately been saved from oblivion. In his death we have lost a capital narrator of anecdotes as well as an almost inexhaustible store of them. Mr Jones was born on May 10th, 1820. He was the son of David and Hannah Jones, of Bethel, Mynydd Bach, and was brother of the late Mr David Jones, manager for 50 years of the National Provincial Bank. Both brothers possessed the character- istic qualities of men born in that part of our county where they first saw the light. Mr Jones was ten years junior to his brother David. Both brothers received their early education under Owen Morris at Bethel—a man of whom much might be said, an old excise officer who had travelled a good deal more than fell to the share of people of his station in life, a man of rare ability in math- ematics, and particularly strong in penman- ship and in mensuration and gauging. Ivon was never tired of making long references to his old schoolmaster and acknowledging his indebtedness to him. In 1835, Ivon was apprenticed to the late Mr Lewis Jones, Canton House, and father to Mr Lewis Jones, clerk, of Aberystwyth. His employer's establishment was one of the very largest in this town. He had one large place of business at "Canton House" (where Mr Harry Wheatley now lives) and another in upper Great Darkgate street, where the Sailor's Home is now situate. Ivon was mostly fixed at the latter shop. He often referred in very affectionate terms to his old employer, and had most amusing anecdotes to tell about those early years of his apprenticeship. The lad had made the acquaintance of our town some years before beginning residence here. A visit paid in September, 1831, was to him, as indeed it must have been to all intelligent boys, a per- fect revelation. Accompanying his father in search of some literature relative to Sunday School work, he was taken to the late Rev. Edward Jones, and from there to the printing office of Mrs Esther Williams, mother of the late Alderman Philip Williams. And there, in an upper room in the corner of the house now held by Mrs Margaret Samuel, in Bridge street, he first saw a printing press, and Adda Fras, who afterwards became one of his greatest friends, working at it. The old press and the printer made a lasting impression on the lad's mind. Ivon was much interested in the process of printing at the time, inasmuch as his interest had been excited by what he had heard from his old schoolmaster Owen Morris, and an old servant, Mari, who hnd been to Carmarthen and seen presses at work, and brought home marvellous accounts to the lad about what seemed to him deeply mysterious operations. Soon after coming to Aberystwythhe began to apply himself to studying the intricate rules regarding Welsh metres and in this study he was largely assisted by his cousin, Dewi o'r Ddol, a very talented young man, who appears to have taken the whole field of knowledge for his province. Their text books were Bardd Nantglyn's book and Richards' grammar with the prosody at the end. Of Dewi o'r Ddol, as well as of very many others with whom Ivon was thrown in contact, both in his early and later years, many interesting facts might be given. In 1836 the Temper- ance wave swept over large portions of Wales, and our own neighbourhood felt the beneficent influences of the tide. It was in October of that year that Ivon, then mostly residing at Canton House, signed the pledge. He and the late Mr John Ellis, gunsmith, were then fast friends, and both resolved to join the total abstinence band, and both attached their names at the same time to the pledge book, in the house of the late Mr John Matthews, in Great Darkgate street, where Mr Collins now lives. In the early forties the late Mr Edward Edwards (Pen- cerdd Ceredigion) had firmly established himself as a singer and musician of great repute. He bad already formed a choir of whose splendid future there was even then a happy augury. Ivon, though by no means a musician, rendered invaluable service to the choir. Printed music, of anthems and oratorios, was very expensive, and Ivon assisted the conductor in copying out music, which was quite outside the financial power of the choir's members to procure. Ivon also wrote temperance hymns, and translated ] others from English into Welsh, which were sung in processions, which were in vogue even in those early years of the temperance < movement. It was through the kind offices < of copyists like Ivon and the Pencerdd" E that thy Mmiah, The Cnatwrh Elijah, < Mozart$Twelfth Mass and other masterpieces were first performed in Aberystwyth. Ivon never forgot the pleasure he derived from the music, and the Pencerdd never forgot his indebtedness to the copyist. Both were firmest friends to the end. September of 1897 removed the veteran singer and con- ductor, and September of 1898 took from us his life long friend and stalwart supporter. Though as has been said Ivon was not a professed musician, he had taken an interest in music very early in life, and had attended lessons in classes held by the old teacher in Church Psalmody, Dafydd Siencyn Morgan; and as in other departments, so in this, he had a very great knowledge of the early musicians of the vicinity-the Rev Evan Rees, Billy Collins, Dafydd Roderick, &c. NEW AND OBSERVATIONS:'
ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. The third annual show of the Talybont and North Cardiganshire Agricultural Society, held on Thursday, proved as successful as was anticipated. The weather being favourable there was a large attendance of agricultural- ists and others. When the society was first started there were many who thought that it would not succeed, but the results have fully justified the promoters. For some years the North Cardiganshire Show, held at Aberyst- wyth, was very successful, but ultimately it drooped and died, chiefly from weakness in the management. It would not be amiss if a similar Society were established for the dis- trict between the Rheidol and Ystrad Menrig, but everything would depend upon the man- agement The success of the Talybont Society is due to the good and suitable men who have it in hand. By the way, it is surprising how some people write about agricultural matters. One writer says that in an agricultural show horticulture forms bnt a small part, and that horses, cattle and sheep form the chief attraction At the Town Council meeting, on Tuesday, letters were read from Mr D. C. Roberts respecting the field adjoining his timber yard, and from Mr Isaac Hopkins respecting the renewal of the leases of his two houses in South road. Mr T. Mortimer Green, registrar of the University of Wales, asked that the electric lamp now in front of Balmoral House should be placed in front of the Alexandra Hall, and the question was referred to the Public Lights Committee. Seeing that the unfinished road from Victoria terrace to Brynymor terrace and the new houses in the neighbour- hood, over which thousands of people pass on their way to and from the cliff railway, is in darkness, Alderman Palmer's suggestion that a new lamp should be placed at the north corner of the Terrace is a good one. The report of the General Purposes Com- mittee recommending that permission be given to Mr Harry Collins to bring a minstrel troupe to the town was adopted. As the Town Clerk said, this will give Mr Collins an opportunity of engaging suitable talent, and it will also enable him to make more satis- factory terms with respect to next season. Alderman Palmer justly said that Mr Collins always provides a good and respectable troupe. On the motion of Alderman Doughton, seconded by Mr J. P. Thomas, it was unani- mously decided to bring the unsatisfactory postal arrangement before Parliament. The annual regatta, on Friday, proved to be more than usually successful, the wind and weather being all that could be desired. The half-yearly horse fair, held on Satur- day, was successful in many respects. The better class of horses so!d at good prices, and farmers should do all they can to improve breeds suitable for home use and for the English markets. Last week we had to announce the death of the Rev. William Davies, M.A., vic tr of LlanllavvddOg, which occurred on the previous Saturday, under most distressing circum- stances. As our readers will remember, the deceased gentleman attempted to commit suicide, by cutting his throat, some months ago, bat he recovered so well that he was able to resume his duties. Last monfh Mr Davies wrote to tell us that he proposed to pay a visit to Aberyst- wyth, and during the ten days be was in the town we saw a good depl of him. On one occasion he referred to the previous attempt to take his own life, which he attributed to illness, and said it was due to extra labour and anxiety which had followed his appoint- ment as Editor of the Llan, which was thee printed at Carmarthen. The Committee ap- pointed him to the editorship without his knowledge, and he did not like to refuse to accede to their wishes, although it cost him a great deal of anxiety—unnecessary anxiety. Mr Davies was one of those men who are cautious, painstaking, and self-sacrificing, and in his quiet way he was almost an ideal parish clergyman. He was for some years vicar of Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn, and during that time he endeared himself to his parish- ioners, and to all who came in contact with him. During his ministry the Parish Church was rebuilt, and the Vicarage was enlarged and restored; a new iron Church was erected at Talybont, and the debt on St. Mathew's Church, Borth, was practically cleared away. Mr Davies was married to one of the daughters of the late Archdeacon James, Abergwili, who, with two sons and one daughter, snrvives him, and with whom much sympathy is felt. Mr E. J. Jenkins, Bridge street, has been appointed head master of Caeclynog Board C3 School, Ruthin. Mr Jenkins was educated at the University College of Wales. Chancellor Silvan Evans, who has been seriously indisposed since April is, we are pleased to hear, making very excellent pro- gress towards recovery. On fine days be is :1 ible to take some open-air exercise in the grounds. Mr David Samuel, who spent last I veek-end at Llanwrin Rectory, brings us very jncouraging news about the Chancellor's jocvalescence. Mr Pike Pease, Unionist, was on Saturday elected Member for Darlington, in succession to Mr A. Pease. Darlington is the sixty- eighth bye-election, and Mr Pike Pease the sixty-second ngw member. The Radicals have gained eleven seats and lost three, leaving them with a net gnin of eight, and reducing the Government majority to J 3(3. His friends will be sorry to hear of the serious illness of the Rev. D. Parker Morgan, D.D., rector of one of the most influential Episcopal churches in New York. The rev. gentleman was vicar of Aberdovey before he went to America. Mr W. Rees Williams, Aberamman, has been appointed assistant master of the Towyn Intermediate School. W hy is this thus ? There lies before us four papers published in South or Mid WaldS, pro- fessedly in the interests of the Church or the Unionists, and they one and all devote their leading articles to general subjects, as dis- tinguished from subjects which are of special interest to their readers and supporters. Y Brythoii gives three columns of Editorial space to the taking of Omdurman Y Llan has an article on the Avenging of Gordon and the Tsar's Peace Proposals; the Carmarthen Journal's leader is on Crete, and a Mont- gomeryshire paper deals with the Assassina- tion of the Austrian Empress. Is it not strange that so many Editors prefer to pub- lish articles relating to Foreign affairs when there are so many local subjects close at hand ? How do you account for it ? H.M.S. Hazard, which was actively en- gaged in the disturbances in Crete, when several of her crew were killed or wounded, is commanded by Lieut. P. Vaughan Lewes, D.S.O., son of Colonel Lewes, Llanllear.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. PERSONAL.Mr Griffiu, of Sta View, Llanbadarn, and Acocks Green, Birmingham, was returned second on the poll, out of fifteen cmdidates, in the Yardley School Board election. DEATH OF MR. J. CLARKE, ART MASTER.-We regret to chronicle the death of Mr John Clarke, art master of the Normal Department of the University College of Wales, and the So ence and Art Classes connected with the School Board, which took place at h1S residence in Trefor road on Wednesday, after a pro- tracted illness. The deceased, who was 48 yea s of age, leaves a widow and three children-one son and two daughters-to mourn his death. Mr Clarke was educated at Anderson's Institute. Elgin, for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, but subsequently qualified as Art Master at South Kensington. The deceas-d was a very successful art teacher, several of his pupils having distinguished themselves in the various examinations of Science and Art Department, and his death will be deeply re- gretted by all who have been connected with him. JEWELLERY.—For first class Jewellery &c., call a.t the Shop of Edward Vaughan Rees, Working Lapidary, and Gold and Silver Smith, 2, King-street, near the College. Repairs done on the shortest notice. MARRIAGE.—The marriage was solemnised on Tuesday morning, at the Presbyterian chapel, Batbr street, by the Rev. 11. Hughes, M.A., pastor, be- tween Mr E. J. Davies, M. & M. Railway office, and Miss Ada Griffiths, Terrace road. The bride was given away by Mr Spencer, and Mss Walter, of Liverpool, and Miss Fear, Terrace road, were the bridesmaids, %'hil-t Mr James ll-jes, M. & M. Railway office, was be^t man. The bride was married in her travelling costume of fawn cloth, trimmed with white duchesse satin, with hat to match. The happy couple left by the 8.50 tram for London and Scotland. At the station they were greeted by a crowd of friends, and as the train started there was consider- able firmer of fog signals and whistling of all the locomotives in the station. The presents were numerous. FIRE AT CLIFF VIEW.—The members of the fire brigade were called out tj an outbreak of fire at Cliff View, Mr Atwood's private boarding establishment in Victoria terrace, in the small hours of Monday morning. Mr Atwood gave the alarm between two and three o'clock to P.C. Evan Williams, who lost no time in getting the fire hooter of the Gas Works put in motion, and together with P.C. Charman, the other officer on duty, ran round the firemen. Twelve of the thirteen members who form the brigade, viz., Capt. Robert Peake, Sergeant David Jones, Engineers Wm. Roberts and Thomas Stephens, Firemen James Jenkins, Richard Davief (No. 1), Richard Davies (No 2), William Jones, Reginald Worthington, Jack Price, Wm. Michael, and Jack Edwards turned out in creditable time, and were soon on the scene of the fire with the escape and their hose and reel. It was found that a nine inch beam bad become ignited through the over-heating of one of the Hues, and part of the timber, which looked as if it bad been smoulder- ing some time, had to be sawn away. The house was fall of visitors, and the early detection of the out- break was fortunate, the fire being extinguished before any great damage was done. UMBRELLAS RECOVERED on the premises in 5 Minutes, while you wait, from 2s 6d np, at NORTHEY'S, DRAPER, opposite New Market Hall Little Darkgate Street. THE ROYAL MAGNETS.—A very successful concert was given under the management of Mr Hugh De Vere, tha popular conjuror, at the New Market Hall. on Friday night, by the Royal Magnets, a party v-ho have worked Barmouth successfully during the past three seasons. Without exception the artistes, who wjre assisted by a few members of Mr Harry Collins' popular minstrel troupe, acquitted themselves admir- ably, and encores were general. THANKSGIVING SERVICES.—These services will be held at Llanbadarn Fawr Church, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4th and 5th. The preachers announced are the Rev T. H. Hughes, vicar of Llan- gurig, the Rev D. N. Davies, vicar of Tregaron, the Rev E. Evans, vicar of Llanfihangel Geneu'r gly. and the Rev Ebenezer Lloyd, St Paul's, Llanelly. LARCENY.—J. R. Dixon, who described himself as a a labourer, hailing from London, was brought up in custody (before David Thomas and David Howell Esqs), at the Police Station, on Tuesday morning' charged with having stolen a bath towel, the property of Llewelyn Rees, Taliesin House, Borth. P.C. Lewis Davies, who arrested the prisoner at Taliesin common lodging house, told the Court that the Accused, when charged, said he thought the towel had been thrown away. The Bench committed Dixon for seven days with hard labour. The Directors of Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa (1898) Ltd.. after paying the dividend of 6 per cent on the Prefer- ence Shares to 30th June, have also declared an in terim dividend on the Ordinary Shares for the pas half-year at the rate of 10 per cent per annum. J. Walter Evans, 19, Great Darkgate Street, has a splendid selection of Drapery Goods and Ready-Made Clothing suitable for the present season. Boys' Youths' and Men's Suits, and odd garments in great variety. Tennis Flannels, Alpaoca Jackets, &c., &c. Plain and Fancy Dress Goods; Ladies' Jackets, Capes Skirts, Waterproofs, Blouses, Hosiery, Corsets: Gloves, Laces, Umbrellas, &c., &c. Welsh Flannels and Shawls direct from the Mills. Tailoring to measure on shortest notice. Address.-19, Great Darkgate Street. AMUSEMENTS.—At the Smithfield the galloping horses, the living pictures and the boxing saloon, &c., are being well patronised. Punch and Judy continue to draw a crowd on the Terrace. Music.—Mr^D. J. Do Lloyd, Penyparke, is the winner of one of the prizes offered by the Western Mail for original hymn compositions. THE WEATHER.—Friday was one of the hottest days of the season, the glass showing 110 degroes in the sun. -1 IT'S WORTH YOUR WHILE" to buy a packet of Horniman's pure Tea. It's the best and the cheapest. For sixty years it has been celebrated for its great strength, fine quality, and delicious flavour. HORNIMAN'S TEA, being absolutely pure, is highly nutritive and digestive, and can be taken with advantage by all who value their health. Sold by— —Aberystwyth—Hopkins and Co. grocers E. P. Wynne, chemist; Davies, confectioner Powell, confectioner Thomas, Rhemi>I; Ellis, tea deitier, SEE.; Knighton-Blowei,, chemist, Barmouth—Williams, chemist; Lam peter-M,eggicks,draper. Llandyssul- Lewis, grocer; LJamdloes-Hlggs, grocerv &c. Llandrindod wells-owens, grocer MachynUeth—Rrefse grocer; Pon trhyùygrocs-Lloyd, Post Office; Aberdovey— Morris, grocer I Harlerh-Jones, grocer, See.; Llanbedr- Uriffith "Stores"; Borth, Lewis, Stores; Commias Coch, Hugbes, Post OMN. PENGLISH CUP TIE -The following will compose the Town team aganst Middlewich in the English Cup Tie, an the Vicarage field on Sa.tn:-Jay: -Goal, L. li. Roose full-backs, W. l-i" Jones, W. Ll. Davies "half-backs' George Green, J. H. Edwards (capt.), E. Parry; right wing, J. it. Jones, G. Ga-raon conke, Tom Jenkins left-wing, Arthur Green, Aloert Bennett. MR. HARRY COLLINS will take his farewell bemfit on Friday night, at.the Pier Pavilion. His engag-ement in the town will terminate on Friday of next week. HALF-YEARLY HORSE FATR.-Fairly good busi- ness was djne, and the best class of horses changed hands. AN INTERESTING INCIDENT.-It is saiJ that when H.M.S. Calliope was anchored off this town a young woman, a visitor, was en the Castle grounds and asked the name of the vessel. On being told that she was the Calliope she said that she had a brother on board, but had not seen him for some years. A few minutes later she saw three sailors near her, and recognised one as her brother. There was of courre a warm greeting. Among the visitors to Aberystwyth this week is the Rev John Jones, who was for fifteen years a clergy- man in Canada. Owing to an illness he had to resign his living there-where he was a rural dean—and is now residing in this country. The Bistop of Toronto has given him a very eood testimonial, Mr Jones is a native of Cwm Meurig, Yatrad Meurig.
ADDITIONAL SALES. WILLIAMS & EVANS. CROP, Llwynllwyd, Ffair Rhos, October 1st. STOCK, Esgaer, Llaogwyryfon, October 5th. MR DANIEL EVANS. CROP, STOCK, &c., at Pare, Nebo. September 29th. STOCK, CROP, &c., at Penlonlas, Nebo, Sept. 30th. MR. J. E. JAMES. CHAIRS, Pareezer Hall, September 26th.
SPECIAL HOMID READINGS. SERIES II.-THE DIETARY OF WELL- REGULATED FAMILIES. Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa has become a household word, and this wonderful Food-beverage has come to take an important place in the dietary of the bast-regulated families.. Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa is a natural food, and by its merits alone-having been once fully and fairly placed before the public—it must become a national food, to the general advancement of British health and vigour. Tired men, whether suffering from physical or mental fatigue, delicate women, growing girls and little children find this unique beverage of inestimable benefit. The nauseous drugfi and disagreeable medi- cines associated with ill-health are, in Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, replaced by something which is pleasant and nice, with a distinctive flavouring of its own which will appeal to the fastidious and over-nice palate of the invalid, and its soothing effects renders it an ideal Pick-me-up." Dr Tibbies, Vi-Cocoa, by taking the place of stim- ulants of an ardent nature, has made happy many a home which otherwise to-day would have been wretched, and the ultimate effects of which it is im- possible to foresee. For breakfast, dinner, supper— indeed, at ary hour of the twenty-four—Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa will be found light and refreshing it leads the way among all beverages, and nothing can equal it. Dr Tibblea' Vi-Cocoa can be obtained from all chem- ists, grocers and stores, or from 60, 61 aud62,|Bunhill Row, London, E.C. As a test of its merit a dainty sample tin of Dr. Tibbles' Vi-Cocoa. will be sent free on application to any address, if when writing (a postcard will do) the reader will name The Aberystwyth Observer."
NEW COUNTY SCHOOL AT ABKKAYRON. OPENING CEREMONY. On Monday afternoon the new county school at Aberayron was formally declared open by Mrs Price Lewes. Tyglyn Aeron, who wished the school all success and prosperity.—Major Price Lewes apologised on behalf of the managers for several absentees, notably Mrs Lewes, Llanayron, who was unable to be present owing to advanced age, but showed the deep interest she felt in the t, school when she offered the site, but her powers were limited. He hoped the people of Wales would take full advantage of the intermediate schools, so that Welsh children would be able to compete with those of other nations in the battle of life.- Principal Roberts, Aberystwyth, said he felt it a privilege to be present to witness the com- pletion of the task undertaken by the governors, and meet for the first time the new principal of St David's College, whose work in Wales he hoped would be happy and success- ful. Certain differences existed between different parties, but he believed that there was a real and deep co-operation between men and women of all parties on behalf of the cause of education. He was also pleased to meet Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., who had been most faithful and earnest in support of education. He bad been strack at the success of the school during its first year. This was gratifying to the headmaster, Mr Gwyn Jones, and showed that he attempted to carry on the work of the school in the true spirit of a teacher. Speak- ing of elementary teachers, he strongly recommended the system adopted by the Festiniog School Board, under which the pupil teachers served their first two years in the county school.-Principal Bebb, Lampeter, said be felt that there was, perhaps, a danger of sending children from elementary schools i to intermediate schools before they were really 1 ready for it. He was glad to find that that 8 was not the case in that district, and he advocated that children should be grounded well in the principles of elementary education in order to take full advantage of intermediate education. Again, he thought there was a danger of people thinking that children could learn everything in a term or two at inter- mediate schools. The real aim should be to so educate the boy that he would be able to educate himself. Teachers should endeavour to train children so that they could cope with difficulties in examination. He hoped Principal Roberts and himself would co-operate in the highest form of education in Wales.—Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., said that in 1863 Sir Hugh Owen mooted the question of a college for Wales. After its establishment it was supported for ten years by the generosity of the Welsh people. The people should not look at education as a money-making affair. Mr Vaughan Davies presented a cheque of five guineas towards the school fund.-Prof. Williams, Lampeter, the Rev J. M. Griffiths, and Mr Morgan Evans, J.P., spoke, and Alderman Howell gave the history of the movement. A very able paper was also read from Mr L. J. Roberts, Her Majesty's inspector of schools, who regretted his inability to attend, and wished the school all prosperity. The guests, numbering 300, were provided with tea br Mrs Price Lewes.
LONDON. The new organ at St. Benet's Church will be opened on Sunday, when sermons will be preach ad by Canon Davies, Pwllheli.
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MARRIAGE OF MISS JAM US, BliON- CASTELL. Last week we briefly announced the raarr'ao-e of Mi?s Dora James, eldest daughter of tho 1 tn Mr i'ic!bard Jame-, J.P., Broncastel), and Mr J. i'ero-vn Davies, edrtor and r-r^pri-tor of th, Liverpool Shipping Trlpg-raph." I ho ceremony was performed on Wednesday afternoon, at P-nllivyu MethodUt Chapel, before the Rev W. Jones, rrg>trar, th" offici- ating minister being the Rev D. Morgan, pastor. The Fat-red edifice wis beautifully decorated witn flowers, palms, &c., the pu'pit bein^ draped with art mu.-lin' by ladies of the congregation. The bride was "-iven way by her uncle, Nlr D. DavieQ, Mr Claude W. Jones, Manchester, was best man, and Mr O. W. Owen M. A., of University College, Llvorpool, was croomsman. The bride-maids were Misses Edith, May and Gwendoline J«me9, sisters of tv bride. The bride wor^ a gown of white brocaded satin, with train from the shoulders,trimmed with chiffon, aud clusters of orange blossoms and h"ather, and a wreath of oringe blo8*otnswa3cover d by a lively veil of Limerick lace wb;ch worn by her mother at her we idintr. She also carried a beautiful bouquet of whit e roses, whit heather and s^phanot;s. Her hr0om, of penrls, thn gift of the bridegroom, represented two hearts inter- twined in a true lovers' kuot. The bride's travelling dres« was a fawn co onrei cloth coat and skirt, w th velvet hat to match and white pinnies, r¡'he brides- maids were attired in whita silk dresses, with blue sashes, and large royal blue velvet picture ha's, trimmed with white satm ribbon and coques feathers, and they carried shower bouquets of pink carnations. The bridesmaids and the t-am beirer (Miss Evelyn Rowland') wore brooches in the form of true lovers' knots with pearls, the gifti of the bridegroom. The train-bearer also carried a lovely bouquet of red car- nations. As the bridal party left the chapel they were freely pelted with rice and confetti. The weather was beautifully fine, and wellwishers had gathered from Aberystwyth and all the country round. A number of arches and flags were displayed bearing appropriate mottoes, and every house in the village showed bunting of one kind or another. A reception was held in the afternoon at Bronoastell, when the numerous friends and weihvishers were re' npived by Mrs James. At Liverpool the staff of the Shipping Teiegraph were also entertained at an excellent dinner. The bridegroom was also presented with a handsome dining roam clock by the staff of the Shipping Telegraph. ° The happy couple left Aberystwvth by the six o clock tra;n for London and the Isle of Wight where the honeymoon will be spelt. A large number of friends assembled at the railway station to see them off. On Tuesday evening the members of Penllwyn Chapel presented the lovely bride with a handsome testimonial. The Rev D. Morgan was voted to the chair and made the presentation on behalf of the members. The present consisted of a handsome massive silver tray and kettle. The tray bore the inscription-" Presented to Miss James, on the occa. sion of her marriage by the Penllwyn C.M., congrega- tion as a token of their esteem and rennet for her services as organist. September 14th 1898 Speeches were also made by Mr John Morris, Mr Adams, Mr John Richards and Mr Thomas James. Mr Adams also presented the bride, on behalf of her Sunday School class (consisting ot eight youn« girls), with a beautiful pearl and silver paper knife aud pencil case. The following is the list of presents -— Bride to bridegroom, diamond pin; bridegroom to bride pearl brooch; bridegroom to bridesmaids, pearl brooches; mother of bride, -household linen &e. brothers and sisters of bride, tible plate; brothers and sisters of bridegroom, silver tea and coffee services, pictures, South American curios &c • Mr David Davies, Liverpool (uncle), silver fish knives fork; Mt and Mr, Evan H.gh jkme., Crng^ .Xr atternoon tea. service; Mr and Mrs Folnes china tea service; iuis.es oymona. silver cruet; Mr and Mrs John I?vans, cheque Mr and Mrs John Davies silver sugar bowl; Messrs Claude W. Jones and 'Lloyd Jones, Manchester, solid silver salt celars Mr O. W Owen, M.A., Penymynydd, oc asional table and chairs Mr and Mrs John Owen Evans, bent iron and copper flower stand; Mr and Mrs Hugh Evans. cheque staff of the Liverpool Shipping Telesrranh dining room clock Penllwyn C.M. gfaapeL Jff la tray and kettle and lamp; Rev. M. Morgan, vicar, silver salver Rev. and Mrs D.' Morgan P«'nllwvn' silver ink stand Mr and Mrs T. E. Ellis,' M.P. silver water jug Mr Alf red L. Jones J.P., Liverpool silver nmPA; Hw"? A' Jfme8' Mertby, water colour ■ Dr. Arthur Wallace, Liverpool, biscuit bowl- Mr V L. Garrett, Liverpool, barometer Miss MarV Davies' Pengarn, candlesticks; Mr D. Lewis, Penparke. songs of Wales; Mrs J. Rees, Strata Florida Indian ornaments Mrs Bo wen. Strata Florida, bronze orna- ments Mr W. H. J. R*rry, N.P. Bank, stag horn silver-mounted gon* Miss Mabel Evans Bangor fiy rests and poppies Mrs Jones, No. 10, Terrace, orna- ments Mr and Mrs Richard GriflSfchs, Mill street sardine box; Messrs Morgan and Thoma., painters' silver cheese stand Mr D. G. Parry, Bridge street' silver hot water jug; Mr Griffith WilliamT case of carvers; Mrs Griffith Williams, silver ho f water jug; Miss Lloyd, 19, Tr.rrace, silver mustard pot; Miss Richards, Bridge street, fruit dish Mr and Mrs E. Edwards, Laurels, silver toast, butter and bell stand Mr and Mrs James, Maesbaugor, iardin tare Mrs Mnrgan, milliner,ltable cloth and serviettas Mr and Mrd J. W. James, Dolybont, cheque; Miss Humphreys, tobacco jar; Miss Lewis, Post Office foreign basket; Misses Annie and B. Jenkins, Pwll- ocnawon, photo frame Mr Gomer James, Crnsian" bent ironwork lamp Misses Eliza Morris and Jane Jones, Pier street, afternoon tea cloth Mr J O. James, rug and patent periodical binders Mrs Hughes-Jones, Aberystwyth, picture; Mrs Evan Evans, Laura piMe afternoon tea spoons in case Miss Kowlande, Mill street, dressing gown Dr and Mrs Rowlands, Pier street, cake basket; Misses Symond, dinner cruet; Miss Lizzie Jones, sil'ver knife rests Mr Geoffrey Hall, silver pickle fork • Mr and Mrs John Evans, North road, breakfast oraet j Mr and MrsT. H. Jones, Laura place, solid silver' salt cellars in caae; Mr and Mrs W. J. Jones, London silver epergne Mrs Ann Thomas, Penllwyn old fashionedjugs; Miss Scott, Lovesgrove, silver butter lish and knife; Miss Hoggard, Bron Castell, silver jugar bowl and sifter; Mrs Richardes Penllwvn table bell; Mr and Mrs Peter Jones, solid silver^am spoons in case; Misses Owen, 21, North parade, bent ron flower stand Mrs Rees, Capel Banjror afternorm ,ef basket; Mrs and Miss Davie's, Cwrtmawr^Xr salver Mr D Howell, eider down quilt and cushion flir and Mrs Gardiner, Wenal t, silver flower vases ■ Miss Connie Gardiner ditto, hand-pdinted placque •' Rev. and Mrs Levi, solid silver fish carvers • Mr Penllyn Jones, silk table centre; Miss Marv j'on«« Penllwyn, handkerchief box Mrs C. and Miss F Davies, Penllwyn, flower pet; Miss James. Abercwm- dole, silver jam «?uh • Mrs Burdett, Brynrheidol asparagus eaters and sardine tongs; Misses an!i Master Burdett Brynrheidol, flowV vases MTSS fehza Williams, Penllwyn, ornaments; Mrs Hcmkins silver fruit basket; Mr R. J. Evans, London, pkSSS Mrs Owen, Lisburne terrace, silver tea set Mr and Mr,a Humphrey Evans, London, travelling clock Mr and Mrs Lloyd Williams, silver flower vases; Mrs J Neville, silver fern pot; A Friend, bread fork; Miss Rowley, trinket set; Mrs Lumley and Mrs Lumley Jones, silver grape scissors; Mr D. C. Roberts and Miss Roberts, silver hot water jug: Mr and Mrs J Rowland, silver hot water jng; Mr and Mri Felix, Great Darkgate street silver serviette rings • Mrs Henry Davies, silver bread knife and fork in case Mrs and Miss Thomas, Khiwarthen, oak ink- stand Miss Evelyn Rowknd, silver inkstand Mrs Capt Hughes, trinket set; Miss M Jones, Crugiau, butter dish and knife Sanday School class, silver pencil case and pearl penholder; Miss Blanche Davies, Russian leather album Mr D Tnnkina Muc. Bac., photograph album Mr Jaok Morgan' Fron, brass paper rack Mr A. Lloyd Williams, silver-mounted blotter Mr and Mrs Charles Evans Chalybeate street, silver cake and butter knives Messrs G. and H Day,a, bl8cujt b Mr Eober^ Whs, Aberystwyth, silver-monnted scent bottle Mrs Morgan Llwynhedydd, butter cooler; Mrs Parry, Llue^t lawr, flower stand Mrs Blackwell Gwarcwm, ornaments Mr J. Edwards, London' 3 silver candlestick Mr Dunkerly, silver inkstand 1 Messrs Griffith and R. H. Davies, London, Japanese vases; Mrs Rees, Ty'nllid art, glass cruet; Mr f Llewelyn Evans, Bangor Cottle, carved bracket • v Captain and Mrs Rees, Bootle, cheque Mr and t Mrs Evans and Mrs White, London, afternoon tea i service Mr Askew, two patma Mrs James, Ty'n. a llidiart, ornaments Mr and Mrs TT William* silver flower pots Mr J, Grosvenor Jones, ornet Mr Stanley Jones, silver-monnted brush and comb bag Miss Poynting, silver biscuit box Mr and Mrs Herbert Dyson, Manchester, silver butter and cheese dish Mr M. Jones, silver teapot Mr and Mrs J. Loy Mackenzie, apostle spoons aid sugar tongs Mr and Mrs T. G. Owen, Penrhos Bradwen, silver nnt-crackers Mr and Miss Gardner Valley, silver crumb scoop Mr Edwin Griffiths' cream and sugar stand Mr and Mrs Lloyd Jones] cheque; Mr Stephen Davies, Liverpool, afternoon tea service Miss Maggie Davies, Londen, bro< aied silk afternoon tea cloth Prof D. D. Williams, butter knife and jam spoon in case Mr Lewis Mathias, salad bowl and servers Mr Pearce, London. lace centrepiece Rev D. Richards, R.N,, H.M,S. Flora, S.E. America, afternoon tea spoons and sugar tongs, solid silver, in case; Mr and Mrs J. R. Reea', pair of silver fern pots Mr and Mrs Jones, The Exchange, brass fire irons Mr and Mrs Wheatley, piano stool; Rev. T. J. and Mrs Morgan, Garn House, Eoyr Street, liaea table cloth and serviettes to oatoh,
ALLEGED INDECEN1 I ASSAULT. Davi 1 Jenkin Jones a youth eig-bleen years of age, employed on Llwynys^uborwen farm, Llinfih-ingel Gitien'rglyn, wai brought np in custody (he ore David Howell, E q ) at tie Police Station, on Satur- day evening, cnaryed with having indecently assaulted Margaretta Ann Richards a young girl of fifteen, living with her mother at 1, London place Borth, on the 15t,h inst., at Alltycrib, Talybont. The Complainant deposed that she was fifteen years of atre, and lived with her mother at 1, London nlace, Borth. About six o'clock on Thursday even- ing she was returning hom t over the path running through Alltycrib wood. Mary Ann Jones, of T«]y- bont, accompanied her part of the way, and soon a'ter she had turned back—she might have walk»d 200 yards—she beard someone running towar 's her. It was the Accuse I, whom sh- had never seen before She was positive it wis the Prisoner. He htopped opposite her, and asked her where she was going, and how she was. The Accused then asked her if she knew him, and she replied No." He then said—" I know you there is Ann in your name." He also said she came from B jrtb. Wituess denied that fhe came from Borth, and the Prisoner then placed his arms round her neck as if he wa'.bd to kiss h-r. He afterwards tried to throw her down, and eventu- ally got her down on her back. Witness screamed and shouted, whereupon the Accused tried to place his hand on her mouth. By this t'tm he had opened his trousers, and attempted to pull up her petticoats bnt failed as she struggled too much for him. Hearing someone coming towards them, Witness drpw th9 Prisoner's attention to the fact. He looked round but saw no one. By and by two boys and two girls came up, and the Accused got up and ran away. Witness was on the ground when these persons came up, and she told them what had happened. One of the-boys ran after the Accused to see if he could find one who he was, but failed to do so. She saw the Accused's person when he was strnggling with her, and he placed his hind under her clothes. He pla-ie l his knee on her breast to keep her down, and held his band on her mouth to prevent her screaming. She wa3 not hurt much except about the chest. They were struggling together for about three-quarters of an honr, the Prisoner being uppermost the whole time. She felt very weak when the persons she had spoken of came up, and could hardly speak. She told her mother what had happened when she got home, and she went to see the Policeman. Accompanied by her brother and P.C. Lewis Davies she went to Llwyn- ysguborwen to identify the Accused. Witness knew him at once as the man who had assaulted her. P.C. Lewis Davies, stitioned at Borth, deposed that the Complainant's mother informed him of the assault, and showed him the clothes she was wearing at the time, which were very dirty. That morning (Saturday), the Complainant not being able to go the previous day, he accompanied her and her brother to Llwynysguborwen, where they saw the Accused sleeping in a field. Witness having woke him up, charged him with having indecently assaulted the Complainant, and cautioned him in the usual way and told him that he would have to accompany him to Aberystwyth. The Accused begged very hard not to be taken, and wanted to know whether it would be necessary to take him if he admitted everything or settled with the girl. He also caid that it was all through drink that he had been drinking heavily all day, and he did not know what he was doing. Witness then t jok the Accused into custody, and had him conveyed to the Aberystwyth Police Station. In reply to the charge the Prisoner said he was drunk, and did not know what he was doing. The Bench remanded the Accused in custody until Monday, to give him an opportunity to find bail. The Accused was again brought up before Mr David Howell on Monday, and bail being forthcoming he was bonnd over in the sum of .£20, with two sureties or A.) eacn, to appear in answer tJ the charge at the Talybont Petty Sessions, on the 29th inst Mr William Jones, Gwarcwmissa, and Mr Evan Evans, Cwmcae, were the sureties.
LIST OF VISITORS. QUEEN'S ROAD. Lansdowne House, Mrs D Davies Mr, Mrs and Miss Smith, Lnton Mr, Mrs and Master Stswart, Oswestry
HOME HINTS. FLANNELS REQUIRE VERY CAREFUL WASHING. They should be allowed to remain for about half-an- hour in warm water, to which has been added a few drops of ammonia. Cover the washing-tub with a board to keep in all steam, then wash them in the ordmary way, and you will find they will not shrink LTICIS CROQUETTES. Half of a pint of cold boiled rice. Heat and moisten with thick, white sauce made as follows Melt a small piece of butter; when it bubbles, stir in smoothly half a tablespoonful of flour, then add half a cup of milk, a little at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the rice the beaten yolk of one egg, two tablespoonfuls of grated cheese. Cool, roll in crumbs and eggs and fry. FIG FRITTERS. Make a batter of one pint of flour, half a pint of water, one egg, one teaspoonful of butter and a pmck of salt. Beat the egg light add the water and salt. Pour half of this mixture on the flour, and when beaten add the remainder with the butter. Chop two figs and stir in the batter with a spoonful of sugar. Fry in boiling fat, sprinkle with sugar and serve on a hot dish. STRAWBERRIES WITII ORANG E.-Just before servin" the berries cut one orange in small pieces and mix lightly with berries. It gives a delicate flavour to a dish which is nearly per fed in itself. MODERN STRAWJIERRV SHORTCAKE. — Beat to a cream one-half cup butter, add, gradually, one cup sugar, juice of half a lemon, three well-beaten eggs and lastly three and one quarter cups of flour, in which one-quarter teaspoon salt and two teaspoons baking powder have been mixed; -beat well and pour into three well-greased pans; bake twenty minutes in a moderate oven. Sprinkle one scant cup of sugar over three pints of hulled berries, spread between layers of cake and also on top of last one. Pile high with whipped cream one pint of cream will suffice. May be eaten hot or cold. STRAWBERRY TRIFLE.—One dry sponge cake sliced four eggs, whites and yolks beaten separately; four cups of milk, one cup of sugar, three pints of nice fresh strawberries. Scald the milk, beat in the sugar and yolks, and cook until it begins to thicken—about ten minntes. Let it get cold. Cover the bottom of a glass dish with sliced cake wet with cold custard, and strew with berries. Sprinkle with sugar, another layer of cake, and so on until the dish is nearly full. Pour over I he rest of the custard. Beat the whites to a meringue, with a rounding tablespoonful of powdered sugar and heap on top ot the dish putting a few choice berries in the white around. Set on ice until needed. It should be eaten soon after the berries go in. ° STRAWBERRY COTTAGE PUDDING—Cream one-third of a cupful of butter, add gradually one cup granulated sugar. Drop in one egg and beat thoroughly add a half-cupful of cold water, one and seven-eights cupfuls of flour, sifted with two level teaspoonfuls of baking powder and a half-teaspoon- ful of salt; add also another egg; then beat thoroughly for three minutes. Bake in a buttered baking pan for fifteen minutes in a quick oven. Out in three-inch squares and serve, covered with strawberries prepared as follows: Wash and hull hree pints of fresh strawberries, place in a kettle vith one-half cupful sugar and let them stand on the jack of the range till the sugar melts and the berries Lre slightly warm. Then wash a little and pour over he pudding. STRAWBERRY SUN PRESERVEs.-Prepare as for other >reserves, using a pound of sugar and one cup of vater to a pound of fruit. Let the sugar and water toil and skim it well; when cold pour over the berriea n a deep platter; cover with glass and set in the sun intil the syrup jellies, usually about three days. Seal a you would other preserves, unless you are forta- ate enough to have the new preserving jar th., loses automatically, and keen in a cool place.
CADBURY's COCOA 1 >»)" maintains its great superiority as a refresh- fjZ ) Jr*) ln8j invigorating drink, \r*S and a nutritious food. Cocoa and Cocoa only-not a combination •s.' of drugs, or a. high- 1 soundingalkaliedarticle, !rJ i Medical Magazine ™yH.: "CADBURY's fV (^1 18 without question the favourite Cocoa of the „ „ „ day. For Strength, for A Refresher. Purity, and for Nourish' o: Meat, there is nothing superior to be found," ..f
FASHODA. It is stated that Sir Herbert Kitchener intends to be back at Khartoum on Sunday, so that we may expect news about Fashoda on Monday.
THE BISHOP OF BANGOR. It is said that the Bishop of Bangor will not resign until next month.
SALE OF CORPORATE BUILDING SITES. Mr J E. Jamps offered for sale by public auction, at the iown Hall, on Tuesday altirnoon, the excel- lent building sites situate betweenPlascrug Walk and Holy Trinity Church. The property which will be held on a 75 ye irm lea^e, was knocked down tj Mr T. E. Salmon, of the Terminus Hotel, at 3>1 61 per foot frontas-e. Mr Salmon a'ao holds the lease of the aj- joing plots, facing Railway terrace.
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. WEDNESDAY. Before-T. H. Jones, David Egberts, R. J. Jonas, John Lewis, Isaai Hopkins, and Edward Erans, Esqs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Richard n. Boycott, Qieen's roal, summoned by Superinten,lentPail lips for being drunk and disorderly in the borough, on the 17th. P.C. Rowlands proved the case, and the Bench in flicted a fine of Y,2 and cost*, and bound the defend- ant over in the sum of £5. OBSTRUCTION. James Jenkins, Crynfryn row, boatman, and David Jones, Llangawsai, labourer, were summoned by the Police for obstructing the highway in Pier street by fighting thereon, on the 19th inst. The Bench dismissed the charge against Jonas, and fined Jenkins 03. including costj. ASSAULT. Richard Owen Pngh, Pale, Rhydyfelin, car pro- prietot, was fined 2s. 61. and costs for having assaulted and beaten Richard Edwards, Glanrafon Llanbadarn iawr, on the 13th inst. MR PEMBERTON's PORTICO. The hearing of proceedings inst.tnted by Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor, on behalf of the Corpora- tion, against Mr George H. t'emberton, Great Dark gate street, respecting the building of an addition t.) a house in his occupation in Great Darkgate street in the form of an iron portico at. the entrance with- out the written consent of the Urban Authority took up some time. Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the Corporation Mr Pembertm oeirig- represented by Mr W. P. Owen. The Bench, having delioerated in private, fined Mr Pemberton Is. and costs, with a penalty of 10il. per day in the event of the portico not being removed within 21 days. The Justices' C!erk (Mr Hogh Hughes), in giving the decision, taid the Bench desired to throw out a suggestion, seeing that Mr Pemberton had gone to great expense in fixing tile portico, that the parties might come to an amicable arrangement and obviate the removal of the complete structure. Alderman David Poberts and Councillor R. J Jones did not sit on this case.
LLANGORYVEN. SCHOOL TREAT.—Mr and Mrs Francis, of Wa'loe, gave their usual treat tc the scholars attending the Sunday schools and day schools at Llangorwen, at the mansion on Saturday. About a hundred children sat down to the good things provided for them, and afterwards indulged in various games in an adjacent 4 'ci 7er^ plea^ant afternoon being spent. Mr and Mrs Francis and Mr and Mrs Parker, of London were present. At the close of the day a cordial vote of thanks was accorded Mr and Mrs Francis, Mr and Mrs Parker, and the ladies who had assisted at the tables, on the motion of the Vicar, the Rev. William Evans.. ™ river'°JriS!T1 fLS,'inS "P™ the «*nks of a mei, when It begnnio rmn. With his line in his bour n0"\0 i .S^'ped Under thearch of » neigh- bouring bridge. Ion can't fish there," saidlu. 'i J0U won 1 Set a bit0." Whiat now » cried Pat; don t you know all the fishea will flock under here to get in out of the rain?"
Tke lawi of Trade are few and simple. The successful trader it he who supplie8 what the people want at a price satisfactory to them and remunerative to him. People will trade where they are best satisfied with the artiole offered and the price charged for it. The dealer, from constant baad ling of a certain class of artioles, knows precisely their quality and value, and this information should be freely plsoedst the service for his patrons. But the best ar- ticles will not sell even ilyou wait hour after hour and can offer them at very low priees, nn- tea those who use snch articles know where to fint them. Everybody reeas the ABERYSTWTM OBSERVER for the purpose of seeing the local news, and afterwards they turn to the advertising column to earn what th* Business men art doing.. In fact, pre per and jndioions advertisements form an important part of the looal in. telligenoe. By means of tbea the man who has and the aw who wants are brought tw (ether. If you wish to nw eeed in business there is « means that Gall be sssd equal to ad. tIIIu. ThoMfeww iSTllTIH in th* "AVBmTWTTS OBSlXTSSt* t
BIRTHS. LEWIS.-September 4th, the wife of Mr Lewi Lewis, Tynrhos, Llanddeiniol, of a son. MARRIAGES. —Sept. 20th, by license, at the English Presbyterian Chapel, by the Rev R. Hughes, M.A., in the presence of the Rev William Jones, registrar, Mr E. J. Davies, M. & M. Railway Office, to Miss Ada Griffiths, Terrace road. DEATHS. CLARKE,—September 14th, aged 47 years, at Trefor road, Mr John Clarke, art master. EVANs.-September 12th, aged 75 years, Sarah, the wife of Mr Jenkin Evans, Brynadal, Llanilar. EDWARDS. -S(-ptember 14th, aged 62 yeara at Pwllhobi, Mr Richard Edwards, tailor. JONES.-September 17th, agoed 53 years, at Portland road, Mr Thomas Jones, blacksmith. RICHARDS.—September 14th, aged 57 years at Penyparke, Mr Ebenezer Richards, labourer. HEADSTONES, CROSSES, MONUMENTS, AND MURAL. TABLETS, IN GRANITE, MARBLE, SLATE & STONE. MONUMENTS RESTORED & RE-LETTERED and every description of MONUMENTAL WORK EXECUTED. ESTIMATES FREE. HOSKING & MILLER, 5NAMELLED SLATE AND MARBLE WORK CAMBRIAN STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. MEMORIAL CARDS. A very choice selection of Memorial Cards f the best makes, to be selected from at the Observer Office, Aberystwyth.