ABERYSTWYTH. Jumble Sale.—A jumble sale in con- nection witH Wesley Church, Queen's- road, was held at the Coliseum on Satur- day. There was a large attendance and good business was done. The proceeds, which amounted to JE4 5s., were in aid of the piano fund. The stall-holders were the Misses A. and M. Collins, Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. Smith, Miss Gertie Jones, Miss M. Price, and Mrs. J E. Jones. Aberystwyth Workhouse.—At a special meeting of the Guardians, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, Mr.. and Mrs Lloyd, master and matron of Ellesmere Workhouse, were appointed master and matron of Aberystwyth. Workhouse. Women's Unionist Association. — A meeting of la-dies was held on Thursday evening of last week at the Oriental Cafe, Great Darkgate-street, to form a local branch of the Women's Unionist As- sociation. Captain G. Fossett Roberts presided and Mr R E! Jones, Aberllolwyn, gave a short address. The meeting was well attended and all present were en- thusiastic. The following ladies were appointed :—President, Mrs. Powell, Nanteos: vice-presidents, Mrs H. At- wcod, Mrs Ballard, Mrs Bonsall (Fron- fraith), Mrs Morris Davies, Miss Da vies (Glyn), Mrs J. T. Davies i,Bronygan), Lady Evans, Mrs Harries, Mrs Hugh Hughes, Airs R. E. Jones (Aberllolwyn), the Misses Jones (Fronygog), Mrs Lewis (Abermaea), Mrs Morgan (Nantceirio), Mrs T. Owen, hs Parry (Glanpaitli), Mrs Jones-Powell, Mrs Phillips, Lady Pryse, Mrs George Fryse, Mrs Fossett Roberts, Mrs Roberts (Penwern), Mi-s Henry Rob- erts, Miss Watkins (Rock House), Miss Williams (Abergeldie), and Mrs Wynne. Committee, Miss Andrews, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Henry Davies, Mrs Evans (Penrock), Miss Gnoertson, Mrs Gyde, Mrs A. J. Hughes, Mrs R. J. Jones, Mrs J. Jenkin Jones, Miss Knight, Miss Phillips, Miss Rea, Mrs Jack Thomas. Miss lompson, Miss M. Watkins, and Miss M. Williams. Treasurer and secretary, Miss Noyes. Missing Schooner.—There nas Oeen posted at Lloyd's as "missing," which in effect means that she has been given up as lost, with all on board, the Welsh-regis- tered schooner, "Ruby," which sailed from Runocrn, near Liverpool, on October 6th last, on a voyage, to Padstow, laden with a cargoe of coal, and has not been heard of since. She was sighted between the South Stack Lighthouse and Bardsey Island by the schooner, "Amanda," which vessel sailed for the Mersey in company with the "Ruby." Shortly alter the vessels parted company a heavy gaie raged, and the Amanda" was able to run into Penzance Bay for shelter, where she rode out the gale in safety. Nothing further was heard of the "Ruby," and it is conjectured she must have foundered in the gale off the entrance to the Bristol Channel, with the whole of her crew. The "Ruby" was under the command of Captain Sj Illey Sykes of St. Biazey, Cornwall, the owners did not know the names of the. other members of the crew, as there might have been changes before the vessel left Runcorn on her ill-fated passage. The "Ruby" was a wooden schooner of eighty- eight tons gross and seventy-five tons net register, built in 1866, owned by Mr. B. C. Slnde, and registered at Aberystwyth. The County Member.—Mr. Vaughan. Davies, M.P., has been seriously ill from influenza at Tanybwlch; but on Monday was reported to be recovering. County School Entertainment.—A suc- cessful entertainment was given at the School on Thursday evening, December 15th. The spacious Central Hall was crowded onoe more, bearing testimony to the popularity of the function. The first part of the evening's proceedings consisted of the dramatic perlormance of a piece entiCed" Defeated." The acting on the whole was gcod. Colonel Cayenne Currie," a pepperv old gentleman, was played by LIew C. Evans. The part of "Lilly Flowers," his niece and ward, was well carried out by Madge Davies. "Mrs Buckram," a Quakeress, a starchy old lady was capitally represented by Nellie Lioyd, whose acting throughout was par- ticularly good. So also was the acting by Kittie Francis, who represented "Deborah Dumpy," Mrs. Buckram's. companion. George Coller," a spicy young gentleman, the hero of the play, was impersonated in a fine fashion by R Maelor Thomas while the part of "Anonymous Jones, a hotel waiter, was excellently played by Mervyn Griffith. The second part consisted of the performance of an operetta" Prince Ferdinand." The following were the characters:—"Prince Ferdinand," W. E. Jones; "Princess Helena," Belva Jones; "Titania," Dorothy Husselbee; "Hecate," Mable Parry; "Gabalo," E Rhys Harries; "Fairies," Hilda Siiburn (forget-me-not), Olwen. Jones (daisy), Cissie Lloyd (poppy), Jeannie Edwards (rose); "Wroodsprite3," M aurice Appleton, Arthur Oliver Evans, James Davies James, Arthur Rhys Beddoes. The young performers did their part in a way that won general approba- tion, and the applause that greeted them at tne close ot the finale indicated how they had pleased the audience. The music was singularly charming and was sung throughout in excellent intonation. The get-up or the whole was pleasing to the eye and reflected much credit on Miss and Mr. Ashton who were respon- sible for that important work. Much praise is due to Miss Dalley and Mr. Ernest Jones for the immense pains they had taken to perfect their pupils in recita- tions, solos, and duetts, and also the actions which contributed so greatly to the successful rendering of the niece. Miss Katie Griffiths, A.L.C.11., acted as pianist with her usual artistic skill. The Weish national air was at the close sung by Mable Parry, and God Save the King" by Belva Jones. Dancing was indulged in for some time before the pupils left for their Christmas holidays. Dorcas Society.—The twenty-fourth annual distribution of clothing in connection with the Dorcas Society took place at the Town Hall on Friday. The members present were Mrs. Morgan, Nantcaerio (president); Mrs. Cosens (vice-president); Mrs Bassett, Mrs. Benbow, Mrs. Captain Doughton, Mrs. J. T. Davies, Mrs. Evan Evans, Mrs. D. Howell, Mrs. Norman Jones, Miss Jones, Mrs. Rowland Morgan, Miss Owen, Mrs. R. J. Rees, Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs. Daniel Thomas, Mrs. Rufus Williams, and Mrs. David Williams. In spite of the stormy weather and the pour- ing rain, there were nearly 160 recipients several coming from Penparke, Llanbad- arn, and even Bow Street and Clara eh, as well as other country districts. Every- thing passed off pleasantly and without a mtch, those coming from a distance being attended to first whilst those from town patiently waited their turn. Each one was given a bundle of warm clothing and a 1 packet of tea. It was gratifying to see their faces brightening as they received their parcels. After all had been attended to and were gone, the members ?a^ viovv:i t'ea „ which had been prepared '17 Mrs. David Williams and Mrs Norman -Jones of the Theological College. Liberal Club.—The "opening of the new Parliament" proved an interesting attrac- tion at the Liberal Club on Friday even- ing. There was a large attendance, al- though the high tide was an excuse for many members to remain in their con- stituencies. Professor Levi, pre jdent of the Club, was the Speaker, and dis- charged the duties with discretion and success. He conducted the proceedings impartially and in good order. Having read the orders of the day, the Speaker called on Mr. J. H. Richards, foreign secretary, to introduce a Bill dealing with adult suffrage. This was seconded by Mr. E. R. Thomas, B.Sc., secretary for Wales. The rejection of the Bill was moved on behalf of the Conservative opposition by Mr. R. Williams, Glen- hurst, seconded by Mr. Lewis Thomas. The Bill was supported in a lucid and eloquent way, but the Opposition al- lenged its passage with stern conviction and fierce denunciation. The Govern- ment was supported by members of the Irish and Labour parties, the part of Mr. John Redmond being vigorously sustained by Mr. oJ. R. Griffiths and Mi. Jenkin Humphreys leading the Labour party. At question time, the ministers were severely heckled and the questioners showed much ingenuity. The ministers, however, succeeded in holding their own and the questions were satisfactorily answered, until the Irish leader demanded more information concerning the guar- antees from the Crown." Failing to obtain satisfaction, he moved the adjourn- ment of the House. This somewhat up- set the Government's programme and their supporters were evidently per- turbed as they depended on the coalition" of the Irish and Labour members. The Opposition (naturally supported the motion, as well as a few "independent" members, but on a division, the Irish leader preferred to stick by the Govern- ment and the situation was saved- His action, however, called forth cries of "Traitor" and an independent member, Mr. N. d. Thomas, was named by the Speaker and removed to the Tower in charge of a constable. Another diversion was the appearance of the suffragettes who were forcibly carried out, while one member made a bold stroke by crossing j the hoor. The principal business of the; evening was the introduction of th-. "yetoj resolutions" by Mr B. Taylor Lloyd (prime minister) who gave a clear exposition of the Government's proposals in dealing with the House of Lords. With the best: stylo of a leader of the Opposition, Mr Barclay Jenkins moved the rejections of the resolutions and a spirited debate en- sued. in the division, the Govermeut were defeated, and it is expected that the leader of Opposition will be called to office for the next session. Petty Sessions.—The weekly Petty Sessions were held at the Town Hall on Wednesday before the Mayor (T. J. Samuel), and Robert Doughton, Esqrs.— An application by Mr. Ward for an ex- tension _of time until two o'clock on Boxing night on the occasion of a dance wa.4 granted.—Joseph Jones, labourer, Tre'rddol, was charged by the Guardians with leaving his wife and children to become chargeable to the common fund of the Aberystwyth Union.—In reply to the Clerk, deiendant said he had not found a house and had only been working two days last week owing to the rain. He was now working at Camddwrmawr and was earning 18s. a week when fully employed. He had been looking for a house at Penrhvncoch and L land re Pen- bont. The Clerk (Mr. Hugh Hughes): lou promised last time you would pay inwards the maintenance of your wife and cuildren, but you have not done so — Defendant. Weil, nobody asked me to', I will ha.ve -62 las. next Saturday and will pay out of that 253.-The Bench said deiendant would have to pay 25s. next Saturday and 25s, a month until he found a house. vZ}Je Goferddan Hunt—Sir Edward Piyse,_ master of the Gogerddan Hunt, aas kindly acceded to the Council's re- quest ana has fixed a meet of his fox- *hef 27th lown Clock on Tuesday, Special Court.—At the Police Station on Tuesday, before the Mayor (T. J. Samuel) and Robert Doughton, Esqrs James Pugh, 3, Castle-lane, Trefechan was charged with having stolen a great coat, valued at 3Cs., the property of David LA. Jones.—David Llewelyn Jones, a student residing at Highlands, Buarth- road, said that on December 1st, he was at the Laboratories and left his great coat m the cloak room about nine o'clock and when leaving later in the day missed it. He identified the coat produced which he valued at 30s. as his property by ita Di -V/ anu mar^s inside.—Inspector Phillips, giving evdence, said that about hair-past six on Thursday evening in company with P.C. T. P. Davies, he went to defendant's house and saw him. Wit- ness told defendant that four great coats had been lost from the Laboratories within the past two months and asked him if he knew anything about them ? Pugh replied that he did not. Witness pointed to a great ooat hanging on the kitchen door and asked defenuant if the coat was hIs Defendant replied that it was. Questioned as to whether he had another great ooat in the house, defend- ant replied in the negative. Witness asked defendant if he had any objection to his seeing what was in the house, and defendant replied that he had not. Wit- ness then searched upstairs by candle- light, and found hanging behind the bed- room door the coat produced. Defend- ant was called upstairs and the coat was pointed out to him, when he said that it was his Sunday coat. Witness told him he would take possession of the coat, as it answered the description of the one missing from the Laboratories.—De- fendant, who elected to be dealt with summarily, pleaded guilty.—After deli- beration, the Bench said defendant would have to pay the costs of the prosecution and would be bound over in the sum of £5 to be of good behaviour for twelve months. Mr Lloyd George and the Antiquarian Society.—The Rev J. F. Lloyd, Llanilar, secretary of the Cardiganshire Antiquar- ian Society, has received a letter from Mr. John Rowland saying he was glad to be in a position to say that the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George hoped to be able in the course of August and September to arrange- and attend a meeting of the Society at Tregaron. Mr Rowland adds that Mr Lloyd George takes deep inter- est in the archaeology of Wales and was always wishful to encourage antiquarian socIeties. A Gallant Skipper.—During the recent storm, the Brixham trawler, "Gratitude," found another Brixham trawler, Friend- ship," in distress off Lundy. The skipper, Captain Gempton, and the third hand set off to effect a rescue in their small boat. Before starting. Captain GeTiipton kissed his son and wished him "Good-bye," add- ing that he might not see him again. Al- though tne sea was running mountains high, the two men boarded the Friend- ship" and rescued the surviving members of the crew who had given up all hope. Captain Gempton, who is a typical man of the sea, was in charge of the same trawelr when he was instrumental in rescuing the cre\T~~ of the Aberystwyth brig, "Crusader," which founded in the gale known as the blizzard of io91 off Tre- vose Heau, Cornwall. Among the sur- vivors of that disaster are Mr W. Ellis, the Chateau, Ropewalk Hill, and Captain Thomas Williams, Dinorwio, Main Roads Committee.—A special meeting of the Northern Main Roads Committee was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday when Captain T. Doughton was voted to the chair. There were also pre- sent Messrs Peter Jones, Robert Ellis, C. M. Williams, Edward Evans, and J. H. Davies, Aberystwyth; R. S. Rowland, Garth; J. P. Lewis, W. Morris, Evan Evans, clerk Ivor Evans, assistant clerk and 1'. E. Owen, surveyor.—The Surveyor (Mr Owen:) reported that during the ex- ceptional gale which occurred at high tide on the nignt of Friday, December 16th, the sea made two breaches in the breast- work at Horth. The debris was thrown on to the main road with a great quantity of shingle, which made the road impassable for vehicular, traffic. Steps were taken as quickly as possible to have the road cleared, which, he hoped, would be done by that day. One breach in the breastwork is opposite Snowdon House and the other a little to the north of the Hotel. Each breach was about thirty yards in length. The breast-work op- posite Snowdon House was erected ten years ago and the other about two years ago. He asked for instructions to have the breaches repaired, as at present there was danger of the road being entirely washed away. The cost of clearing and repairing the road and reinstating the breast-work would be about £60. Three or four short groynes would strengthen and assist the breast-work and probably save a recurrence of the trouble.—Mr. Morris said the sooner the- work was done the better.—On the proposition of Mr. Peter Jones, the Surveyor was authorised to proceed with the work. The Surveyor was also instructed to prepare a plan and estimate for the short groynes. Sea Gulls.—On Sunday, hundreds of sea gulls were on the meadows between the Vale of Rheidol Railway and the Rheidol. Not a solitary gull was to be seen on the upland fields around the service reservoir Camping Ground.—General Lloyd is re- ported to have stated that the authorities have selected Pembrokeshire as the Territorial camping ground for next year. Young Women's Christian Association. —The junior branch of the Association had an enjoyable evening last Wednesday before closing for the Christmas holidays. The programme consisted of music and recitations, the chief item being letters written by the children on a Gospel talk at the previous meeting. The members number about twenty-five and are in- structed every week in sewing and various other things. Death of Mr. Collins.—The death took place on Thursday last week, at 37, Great Darkgate-street, of Mr. Thomas Collins, ironmonger. He was one of the oldest natives of the town, having been born seventy-one years ago at No. 3, Marine- terrace. For over fifty years he has carried on an ironmongery establishment at 37, Great Darkgate-street. The deceased was a member of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, of which he was trustee, and had acted as circuit steward for the past fifteen years. He was well known by the Wesleyan ministers of the South Wales Circuit. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning. The officiat- ing ministers were the Rev. Llewellyn Morgan, St. Paul's, and the Wesleyan minister of Borth. An appropriate address was given at the Cemetery Chapel by the Rev. Llewellyn Morgan. The chief mourners were Mrs. Collins (widow); Mrs W. P. Wrilliams (daughter); Miss Ida Collins (daughter); Mr. George S. Collins (sr?/); and Mr. and Mrs Montague Smith (son-in-law and daughter.) Great sympathy is felt for Mr. Alfred Collins, who has been for the past five years in New Zealand and intends sailing for his native land at the beginning of March. A number of deceased's oldest friends followed deceased to his last resting-place. New Market Hall.—The longest picture yet shown in Aberystwyth was seen in the New Market Hall on Monday. Tues- day, and Wednesday, entitled "Uncle Tom's Cabin, of 2,500 feet 111 length. It was greatly appreciated by the large audiences. Amongst the many pictures to be shown, "The Great Train hold up" should be equally as exciting on Thurs- 1 day, Friday, and Saturday. Musical.—All pupils entered by Mr G. Stephen Evans, A.R.C.O., 3, Lisburne- terrace, were successful at the Associated Board examinations local centre* examina- Len held at Cardiff:—-Miss 01wen Evans, intermediate pianoforte playing. Locai school examination held at Aberystwyth: higher division, singing, Miss Sophie Rowlands; lower division, pianoforte Miss HeJsn Fossett Roberts elementary pianoforte, Miss Phyllis Fossett Roberts Miss Olwen Jones, and Master Sydney D. Richards. Success.—Mr. Hugh M. Jones, Wesley i Tre'rddol, has been successful in obtaining Pitman's elementary shorthand certificate. Mr. Jones is a pupil of Mr D. Evans, 5, St. George's-terrace, Llan- badarn-road. VVedding The wedding took place at Tabernad Chapel on Wednesday mornino- of Mr William Edwards. Brigydon, Sea V lew-place, an<j Miss Nellie James daughter of Mr Richard James, Troedy- roel, Llaruarian. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. R. J. Rees, M.A. (pastor), ihe bri¿; was given away by ■ • B. -Bickerstarf in whose service ino bride had been as housekeeper for over nine years. She was attended as brides- maid by her sister, Miss Kate James, Ihe best man was Mr J. H. Edwards, Ys- tradgvnlais, brotheI of bridegroom. After the ceremony a reception was given at Minyfron, North-road, by Mr Bicker staff. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Edwaros left ior Liverpool where the honeymoon is spent. They were the recipients or a large number of valuable presents. Obituary.—The death occurred on Sat- urday morning of Miss Anne Jervis at the residence of her nepnew and niece, Mr and Mrs J. W. Price, Hadfor, Dinas- terraco. Miss Jervis, who had only re- sided at Aberystwyth since July, formerly lived at Astley, near Shrewsbury, where she was well known aruT highly respected. Although sue had reached the partri- archial age of eighty years, all her faculties were in a remarkable state of preservation. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being conveyed to Llanwnog, near Pontdolgoch, in Mont- gomeryshire, her native place. The Rev. Warburton Lewis officiated at the housa and the Rev John Jones, vicar of Llan- wnog, conducted the service at the Church. Mr J. Lewis Evans, Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, was the un- dertaker. Musical.—Examined lately in London, Dorothy tl. Dixon, Pier-street, haspassoo the local centre examination held by the Associated Board of Music (intermediate grade). At the school examination held by the Board, Bessie Davies, the Vicarage, Llanddewi-brefi (elementary) and Lowri Jones, Troedybryn (primary) were success- ful. The successful candidates are pupils of Mr ana Mrs Panchen, 20, New-street. The subject of examination. waS- pianoforte playing. Christmas Market.—-The annual Christ- mas marKet was yesteday (Thursday). There was a fine show of geese and turkeys and good prices were obtained. Geese were sold at 8d. to 9d per pound turkeys, 10a. to lid. per pound: and ducks, 7s. to 8s. per couple. DEATH OF MISS JONES, FRONYGOG. The death 'occurred on Tuesday night of Miss Anne Jones, Fronygog. Deceased, who had reached an advanced age, was e'dest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Jones and is survived by three sisters, nmely Mrs. Rimner, Liverpool; Mrs. Canon Lewis, Carmarthen and Miss Mary Jones. Fronygog. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement. The late Alderman Thomas Jones, father of the deceased, was a well-known ropemaker and shipowner in the town. He was a justice of the peace and deputy- lieutenant and one of the most prominent men in the county. The Fronygog family are highly respected in North Cardigan- shire for their charitableness to the poor and unceasing devotion to the Church. The deceased lady was particularly liberal in supporting deserving causes. She had been in failing health for the past two years, but was previously of jin active disposition and took much interest in the welfare of the community. She will be greatly missed by Church people who re- garded her with affection and esteem. St Michael's Church, in particular, has lost a generous benefactory, for the Misses Jones made substantial contributions to the building fund and presented a beauti- ful reredos in memory of their parents. The funeral takes place on Saturday morning.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. "A FRIEND."—I am a. Liberal because I am averse to revolution. It is the hard. uncompromising Tory who has alwavs caused revolutions. "A DEACON.—Thera is misery in the world. Millions of animals are slain everv dav to provide other animals with food. Every day cripples are born. The world is full of ignorance and agony. God allows them. Do vou know why P In short, what do you know about God ? "L.il.P." The village in which you live is. you say, badly managed. Why do you net improve the management? Y-cu leave that to me. How kind! "ELECTOK."—I am a politician of a sort. The election is futile only from a Con- servative point of view. I was born into Radicalism, and am no more responsible for it than for the colour of my hair. A CRITIC."—I do not object to your fault- finding. My only consolation is that you reveal an ignorance greater than that <4 which you accuse me, plus an impertinence which I sincerely hope I have not got. G.iR."—Your letter is doubtful. You cannot always make statements in a newspaper because they are true.
THE MONTGOME 11Y BOPO UGHS. I am sorry for the result, but I would rather have one thorough Conservative like Colonel Pryce Jones than half a dozen bogus Liberals like Sir J. D. Rees. There are some people I cannot stand, and Sir J. D. Rees is one of them. A LONG JOB. "Let us wear this rock away." said the Sun to the Rain. The Rain: Wear that rock a way? Why, it is ten thousand feet thick. The Sun: Well, and what of that? Ten thousand feet of rock are nothing to us. The Rain: It will take a long time. The Sun: What do you call a long time ? How fast do you think we can wear it away? The Rain: Suppose we did an eighth of an inch in ten thousand years The Sun: Very well. That is an inch in eighty thousand years, and a foot in nine hundred and sixty thousand years, or, in round numbers, a foot in a million years. The Rain: That means the who ten thousand feet would vanish in ten thousand million years. The Sun: Yes, that is it. And what are ten thousand million years to us? Nothing. Then the Sun and the Rain began to wear away the rock and nobody noticed that anything particular was going on! PATHETIC. Last Sunday, in the Prison Chapel at Wormwood Scrubs, more than eight hundred convicts were assembled to listen to selections from Handel's "Messiah." The prisoners were deeply affected by the singing and many of them shed tears. At one time, contrary to the rules, they burst into loud applause in response to a piece, "And ye shall find rest unto your souls." You see, although they were convicts, they were still human. No wonder the piece "You shall find rest unto your souls" appealed to them. HOW I AM PUZZLED. I see that Mr. Andrew Carnegie, a millionaire for whom I have. great respect, has given two millions of pounds which is to be used to hasten the abolition of inter- national war." I look at this gift as a favour done to me, for if there is anything I have struggled for it is to help to make international war unpopular. It is a great comfort to me that there is anybody who cares to the extent of two millions of pounds that international war should cease. I am not going to speculate how the hundred thousand pounds a year will be spent. Tha great thing is that tlfls large sum will be devoted to the work of getting rid of war madness. I do not understand how the war craze is maintained, but I am well aware that this country contains large numbers of people who have a lust for strife and con- quost. It is possible that some day the United States may take possession of South America. They may even take possession of Canada. Then there would be war. It is also- not improbable that Turkey as a power will be wiped out, and then there would be war. There is ample room for trouble in Africa. We made war in Africa. We also took possession of Egypt. India is full of opportunities for strife. Has this country not grabbed enough of land all ever the world ? It may be said that China and Japan and Russia will make trouble and that nobody knows the moment when there will be an out- break in Persia. What I do not see is why England, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Russia cannot agree to reduce armaments and to establish a system that would not leave it possible for one country to seize the territory of another country. Suppose there were no police in this country to maintain order, and no Parlia- ment to make laws, and no courts to administer the laws, and no authorities to enforce laws there would be widespread disorder, and the bullies and thieves and rioters of the country would rule. This is the condition of the nations of the world. The biggest and strongest svvash-buckler does just as he pleases. There is no com- bined international police to see that the rights of nations are not interfered with. If the United States took South America or the rnited Kingdom took Persia, or Russia took Turkey, or Germany seized Austria there would be nothing for it but war. There is no international authority that could come in and bring the thieving nation to trial. There are no international tribunals, no international judges, no in-' ternational laws, no international parlia- ment, no international police. The fact is the nations of the world in relation to. each other are savages—un- civilised—and the most unscrupulous and strongest brute ,ins. There is no control, no recognised authority, no common under- standing, no common action for the main- tenance and preservation of individual national rights. Mr. Carnegie has done a great thing, even if the object he aims at is not realised. It is magnificent that one man should have given two million pounds to enforce his view that the nations of the world should live in peace with each other—that they should be Christians. I fee! that something will be accom- plished, for the rank and file of the people in every nation are weary of war and of its waste and its utter brutal wrongness. When Mr. Carnegie goes to Dolgelley to open the public library, to which he has given a thousand pounds, I hope Dolgelley will make him a freeman of that quaint old town. If I had the power, I would prove to him how deep is my appre- ciation of his attitude towards inter- national peace, not that he cares about this or that person's appreciation There is, not a great way from Dolgelley, some- body who could, I believe, promote inter- national peace. Mr. Carnegie should make him one of the trustees of the fund. My present object is to get the readers of this column to be on the side of inter- national peace. I have no particular per- sonal objection to a fight, but it seems to me terrible in the twentieth century of the Christian erp that the professed followers ,,I of Jesus' Christ should be fighting together f like wild animals. I lift my hat to Mr. Carnegie. WHAT I THINK. I have been asked many times what I think of the election result. The result amuses me. The disappointment, of the Conservatives in spite of all their brag and h uster must be terrible. After the last January election they had not a shadow of doubt that if they could secure another "appeal to the country they would go ramping back into office and power. What the electors have shown is that they have not changed their mind during the year and that they will not have more Lords' veto at any price. Further, they do not want taxed bread. It would make them sick and would be the death of the Con- stitution. Wales is satisfied and Ireland is cheerful. Irish Home Rule, Welsh Dis- establishment, Abolition of the Lords' Veto Untaxed bread, and odds and ends of other reforms are now assured. I am quite satisfied. The great joke is that the Con. servative3 should have played so completely into the hands of the Government. AN INCIDENT. One of the most curious incidents of the just-concluded general election was the sudden appearance in South Wales of Mr. Pritchard Morgan and his equally-sudden disappearance. I wish he had stayed a little while as I would like to have known what are the present prospects of the national debt being paid off by Merioneth- shire gold. Nobody goes about Merioneth- shire in these days with bits of gold- impregnated chapels in their pockets. OBSERVATIONS. The higher some people climb the greater and more disastrous their fall. I have learnt far more from the folly of fools than from the wisdom of the wise. It is often easier to do without the things I desire than to pay their cost. Injustice is often a form of ignorance. When injustice is designed, it is tyranny and crime. Rapidity is not necessarily more a sign of haste than slowness is of deliberation. One of the pleasures of my life is to wander on the extreme limits of compre- hension and understanding. My mind is incapaole of conceiving the limitless. All languages have the same things to say and the same conditions to express. I like to hear a person who does not understand his own physical processes explain the mysteries of the universe and the life after death. ALTHOUGH. Although we may not feel that we are older, The way is rougher and the world is colder. We do not make complaint, or grieve, or sorrow, But, ah, the joy if there were no to- morrow. We are the victims of an adverse fate: We met, my darling, far too late, too late! THE SAME. I know just what you have not said I see it in your eyes. And if 'tis what I coveted You will not feel surprise. IlEYENGE. I am informed on the most supreme authority that in all probability Mr. Lk-yd George, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, in order to punish the wretches who caricature him in the newspapers, intends, with the necessary domestic con- sent, to shave off his moustache and to have his hair cut. CAPITAL. I understand tnat a meeting of patriots is to be held at Mynvdd Bach to discuss whether that centre should in future be the Metropolis of Wales or the Capital of Wales. Public opinion is in favour of being a Metropolis THE SAME THING. ■ Just opposite the Aberystwyth Railway Station entrance there is a tree—a scarred, much-distressed tree. I have been asked many times to get it removed. The Council is too wcoden to get rid of a thing of this sort. You might as well ask the Council to remove the lamps which obstruct more streets than one in the town. GENTLEMEN ONLY. The death announcements in Cardiff newspapers often have the following words after the statement as to when the funeral is to be, "Gentlemen only." Recently, at a funeral, there was nobody present but the officials. In answer to a question, one of them said that the deceased was a poor sort of chap and didn't know no gentlemen, and so there was none of them there. A PERFIDIOUS WELSHMAN. 0, yes, I have read this wretched man's autobiography. What a. revelation it is, but why did the miserable skunk write it ? He. must have been awfully hard up. W ell, well, the greatest of nations have always had this sort of creature to deal with. In times of old there was a Judas Iscariot. This perfidious Welshman might have kept his miserable story to himself. The only redeeming feature about the autobiography is that he knew he was perfidious. MOBE SC AECITY. I see by a last Monday's newspaper that there is a scarcity of butterflies. I have noticed this scarcity myself, but I did not think of mentioning it as there is gener- ally a scarcity of butterflies about Christmas, even when they are plentiful in summer. I will try not to grieve that butterflies are scarce. AGAIN. Christmas again. There is one aspect of Christmas which is always a pleasure and consolation to me, no matter how sad my own memories and experiences may be, and that is the joy of children who have holiday and who are provided with good and frequent feeds. It is no use giving me an additional meal, and I do not want even the excuse for drinking an extra bottle of wine. To the old, Christmas means, the consciousness of other people's joy, and mainly young people's joy. I will go a walk, if possible, on Christmas Day and will think of the past—of victories and defeats: I am not sure that there is not as much pleasure in the memory of defeats as of victories—if they were fair fights. One great advantage of defeat in a fair fight is the removal of all personal responsibility. What curious bundles of all sorts the old can find wrapped up in the sixty or seventy years of the past. Perhaps the best thing to do is to leave them there in their faded wrappings and to try and only look at what this Christmas brings, and not to look at that too closely or curiously. The Coast. J.G.
CHRISTMAS AT THE SHOPS. The advertisement columns of the "Cambrian News" affordl an excellent guide to those who want seasonable presents and requisites and all the neces- saries which are indispensable to a merry and enjoyable Christmastide. It was feared that the general election would have an adverse effect on Christmas trade: but in this district there was no occasion for political differences to interfere with the goodwill and personal happiness insep- arably associated with Christmas rejoic- ings. The tradesmen of Aberystwyth have shown their usual enterprise in pro- viding their customers with delicacies, as well as more substantial Christmas fare. A tour of the shops will prove an useful and interesting task for householders and those who desire to make presents. For confectionery, Owen's, 19-21, North- parade, need no recommendation, bevond the reputation for good taste and excellence which has been long maintained. Pastry, iced cakes, mince pies, plum puddings, pressed beef, and cooked ham, crackers, chocolate boxes are included in the large variety of Christ- mas goods which must tempt the fancy. Luncheons and teas are also a speciality. Ward and Co., at the Cafe Oriental and at 38, Great Darkgate-street, high-class caterers, cooks, confectioners, and wine merchants, supply the best of goods at the lowest possible prices. They have one of the finest shows in Wales of Christmas cakes, bon-bbn&, ftancy chocolate boxes and novelties, also a large assortment of dessert chocolates, sweets, and biscuits. Any design in cakes not in stock can be made to order on the shortest notice. All goods are made on the premises under Mr Ward's personal1 supervision. He has had a large and varied experience- of high- class work at home and abroad. An lll- spection of the premises is cordially in- vited. A look at the shop windows in itself is an appetiser. This being the first Christmas at the Cafe, Ward and Co. have fully justified the venture, while also keep- ing on their other shop. The saloon of the Cafe has accommodation for 250 peopV and provision is made for dancing and large parties. Parties are catered for at the White House, Terrace-road. The bright display outside and the quality and value sold within make The Maypole" as attractive as ever to the lady of the' house on shopping bent, who is determined to get money's worth for her tea and breakfast tables. In addition to their best British-made overweight May- pole margarine, reduced in price from Is. to 10d., the Company have introduced a "Mayco" brand of margarine made from choicest nuts and milk and priced at 9d., a half-pound extra being given gratis with each pound sold, or two pounds net being retailed for a shilling. The Maypiole despatch fresh supplies of their famous British made margarines twice every week to their numerous branches. Their butter is also sent direct from the dairies. Soon after the Company paid their record duty cheque of £111,848 7s. Id. to the Government, they were the first to bring down the price of best tea to Is 4d. No wonder therefore that the best Maypole tea is in universal demand. The 'May- pole have opened over fifty new branches during the year and have over 660 shops open throughout the kingdom. They therefore claim to be the largest retailers of choicest quality butter, tea, and mar- garine. and attribute their success to the fact that they have always supplied the best value to the public at the smallest possible margin of profit. Messrs. H. P. Edwards and Son, 34, Great Darkgate-street, call attention to their carefully-selected stock of meats. Their premises have an inviting appear- ance, and there is an abundant supply to meet a heavy demand. They fully main- tain their reputation and the excellence of meat is undoubted. Their meats having been produced by some of the best breeders and feeders in the country, in- cluding prominent prize-winners, Messrs Edwards are able to guarantee the quality to be of the very best description. As usual, low market prices are offered and the stock is of nice marketable weights, the reputation of the firm being a sufficient recommendation to purchasers. As in previous years, Messrs. Saycell and Co. (opposite the General Post Office), take the lead with theirv selection of turkeys, geese, and game, which show that a great deal of time and care has been taken in obtaining goods of the best quality and customers will receive careful and prompt attention. Dainties in fruit, such as grapes, figs, apples, and nuts cf all kinds are among the principal ingredients of Christmas fare and can be obtained in fine condition from Mr. G. Wrilkinson, North-parade; Mr James Vearey, 17, Northgate-street; Mr. R. Roberts, ifnyslaa House, Northgate- street; and Mr. J-. D. Williams, 45, Terrace-road. All orders will be promptly attended to. Messrs. D. Robert& and Sons, The Brewery, advertise their table ale in bottles as light, brilliant, and in excellent condition, which can be obtained from most licensed retailers in town and country. In the establishment of S. N. Cooke, Pier-street, a store of lovely Christmas goods is on view for ladies and children, mciuding toys, games, animals, fancy baskets, with the latest designs cf after- noon and evening wear. There is a special show of Christmas novelties, with a large assortm^TTT of articles suitable for Christmas presents in endless variety and newest patterns. Rea's Stores, Terrace-road, are well to the fore with a fine stock of high-class provisions, preserved fruits, Wiltshire bacon and York hams being specialities. Wines and spirits are also available, with pale ale and London Stouit. Visitors are specially catered for in the Restaurant. Mr. David Evans, 39, Great Darkgate- street, carries on business as watchmaker. jeweller, and optician. Messrs. Howell and Co. the We.'sli Stores, show one of the best selections of drapery goods in the country. The latest novelties in pebbles and jewellery can be had from Purton's, 1, North-parade, with cut flowers from their own gardens. Mr. J. Levenson, Terrace-road, is well stocked with smoking mixtures of all brands, and smoking appli- ances. Mr. E. R. Gyde, Pier-street, has a variety of artistic Christmas and New Year photo mounts. Mr. B. Tavlor Lloyd, The Pharmacy, Bridge-street, offers a large assortment of winter requisites at cash prices, while Mr. Robert Ellis, chemist, Terrace-road, makes a special display of suitable Christma1 presents. Music and musical instruments at Wheatley's should be in great demand.. Boots from Dick's mean good taste. good workmahSxiip, good materials, and good value. All their branches irt the district are stocked with the finest display for autumn and winter wear. The branches were never in a better position to give satisfaction as regards choice, durability, and price. Mr D. WTilliams, Cambria Boot Stores, North-parade, also has a display of winter goods and invites inspection. Messrs. D. Jones and Sons in their convenient premises in North-parade, offer a large selection of far-famed Welsh mutton, the finest the world can pro- duce, with other (seasonable stUick for Christmas, consumption.. A splendid assortment of plain and iced cakes, sweets, chocolates, bonbons, crackers, and toys suitable for Christmas can be selected from at M. A. Jones, bakers and confectioners, Bridge-street, where orders are promptly executed. Christmas presents to suit aU ages and class can be selected- from an endless variety at Longley and Sons, Bon Marclie, Terrace-road, and the Bonboniere, Pier- street. Children's Santa Claus stoking. Christmas trees, and other sources of delight deserve special mention, beside the choicest selection of art chocolate boxes, as well as British, Continental, and American chocolates and confectionery. Longley and Sons, in their tobacco also have an immense variety of smokers' requisites at low prices. .Richards and Co., Market-street, ladies and gents' high-class tailors and general outfitters, have Eoys, youths;, and men's ready-made clothing of every description. Bradley's, Great Darkgate-street; E Rowe and Sons, Oxford House, North-parade; and Mr. D. James, Pier-street, are also recommended for tailoring and clothing, while Hywel Rees, City House, show a fine display of Christmas presents; and J. and E. Evans, 40, Greati; Darkgate- street, advertise a valuable collection of the latest odeJs in millinery, and useful presents ror gentlemen. A visit to the "Cumbrian News" Stores, Terrace-road, where there are thousands of beautiful Christmas and New Year cards to select from, will repay the most fastidious. The prices range from one penny upwards. For presents in all kinds of fancy goods, the "Cambrian News" Stores are far in front and have* no superior. We have also in stock diaries at all prices, calendars of beautiful designs, and an incomparable selection of children's toy books, teddy bears, and golliwogs. The Cambrian Railways advertise special facilities for holiday traffic. Football matches have been arranged for Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.
LLANDYSSUL. Dance.—There was a large gathering at the Porth Hotel Assembly Rooms on Wed- nesday evening on the occasion of the annual ball of the Llandyssul Ball Society. A large number attended from Newcastle Emly.n, Cardigan, and Llany- byther. The musical portion of the pro- gramme was in the hands of Mr. Pacldi- combe, Carmarthen. The room had been prettily decorated for the occasion.. Death.—On Wednesdav the death occurred of Miss M. A. "Fish, Charles- street. Her only brother (the Rev. H. J. Fish, curate. at Abergavenny) was, present when she passed away. Deceased, who was popular, had filled the post of sewing mistress at the National School for a great many years. Ladies' Gtiildt..—There was a good attendance at*, the meeting of Ladies' Guild presided over by Mrs. Thomas Jones, Myfyrgell. A lengthy and inter- esting programme was gone through. The meeting ended with prayer by the Rev. D. Stephen Williajms. C.E.M.S—At a meeting of Church members, presided,over by the Vicar (the Rev. J. R. Jones) it was decided to organise a local branch of the Church of England Men's Society. Mr. T. S. Morgan, C.M., was appointed hon. secretary.. Memorial Service.—-On Sunday, the Rev. D. Stephen W iMiams (B) preached a memorial sermon to the memory of Mrs. Martha Jones, Pendre, at Ebenczer Baptist Chapel which was crowded.
LLANGWYRYFON. Damage by Fire..—Mr. Morgan Evans, Tang:ogau, iBethel, has suffered great loss through an outbreak of fire which occurred early on Wednesday morning.■ About three o'clock, one of the children was awakened by the blaze of a fire and immediately roused his father. It was then found that the hay shed was on fire and that the zinc roolf had col- lapsed. All the hay and corn stored as fodder for the winter was destroyed. Much sympathy is felt for Mr Evans in his loss and the whole neigh- hourhcod have given a practical demonstra- tion of their sympathy by offering assist- ance and providing a temporary supply of fodder for the cattle. As a. result of the fire, a sale of live stock will take place at the farm next Tuesday when Mr. D. L. Jones, Esgerhendy, will conduct a public auction, particulars of which appear in our advertising columns.
CRICCIETH. Mr Lloyd George.—The Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is suffering from a severe cold and from the strain of the general election, has been ordered by his medical advisers to take a complete rest, and, accompanied by Mrs Lloyd George, has left tor the Continent.
TALYBONT. Musical Successes.—At an examination of the London College of Music held at Aberystwyth on Tuesday, tha fonowing passed in pianoforte playing:—Miss Jennie Pugh, Post Office, Taliesin, in the primary section gaining eight-five marks. Miss Jennie Thomas, Neuaddyrynys, Taliesin and Miss Dorothy McKay, Lerry View, Talybont, in the elemtnary section, both gaining eighty-one marks each.
VENO'S LIGHTNING COUCH CURE. Its remarkable sale of over 2.000 000 bottles annually The remarkable demand created f, r V eno'. Lightning Cough Cure to tiie,-xtelt of over two million bottles aouuully, is dutt not so much to judicious advertising as to the wonderful puiity, safety and efficacy of the rtmedy itself. It simply stand.4 alone as a oertaiu cure for coughs, culds, bronchit/F, asthma, whooping cough, it flu, i zt,, all chest an(I lung tioubles in childten or adults. Chemistu 8 -11 it, price 9 £ b, J/I and 2/9 a b ttl". 1423 !O>;¡ø. "CAMBRIAN NEWS" ALMANACK. On Friday, December 30"h will he g van with each copy 01 the "Cambiicn NewK," » iarge SHEET ALMANACK, containing a List of Fairs, Lc.cal Public Official-, and a ma a of oLer inierehtii g information. Agents requiring an ertra uun.ber of copies should send in their orders early.
NOTES FROM ABER AYRON. The tempest, whose ravages are re- ported on all hands, did its work at Aber- ayron. Most great events come as un- expectedly as the thief in the night. So did this tide come. According to the tide table, it was only an eighteen feet spring. But the elements combined to falsity the tide table. A persistent, pressing gale rrom the south-west gave a swinging momentum to the seas in the channel? The billows rushed into the Harbour like a great Hood. From the corner cf Quay- parade, at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, the 16th December, and looking seawards, Red Lion seemed like a sea girt rock in the channel. The next house to it, No. 2, Quay-parade, whose ground floor is Tow, had thirty inches of- water in the front and back rooms. This experience in- volves trouble and loss. Still, property escaped, on the whole, with but little damage. it is generally admitted that Mr Francis Evans' breakwaters have been a valuable protection to the northern side of the Quay and to Tabernacle-street. Much shingle was removed nevertheless, and without strengthening the protection in some places, a recurring gale bright do havoc. A meeting of the County School Man- agers was held at the School Buildings on Saturday. It is a oornposite body, composed of distinctive types. Major Lewes has never faltered in his fealty. He has his own outlook. Mr Morgan F-Vans is accepted as a representative of a type. Mr E. Lima Jones brings to bear on all subjects an independent judgment which is not necessarily bound to Tory or Liberal, CJiurch or Dissent. Dr J. Davies has an extensive" knowledge of educa- tional courses. All these gentlemen and others agreed that the proposal to alienate a. sum of £140 now paid to county schools for maintaining cookery classes in order to potter witn cookery in Council schools was not advisable. The watchword; of educationists now is—that elementary spools, m order to gain in interest and efficiency should be brought into closer relationship with the children's environ-i ment. They should be taught arith- metc without knowing that it was arith- ™C' -F lliey should be taught botanv by K1" Y f out of school. They should be taught geography by going to the shore and looking at the ships. They should be taught sewing as a diversion. And now it is proposed to bring all the Utensils for cooking into«the schoolrooms and have a weekly picnic or oftener. All this is very ideaL But if education is to mean to toHow the lines of least resist- ance, to make schools mere elysiums, the mo.re salient elements in. the training of children will be missing. It has been as- y/lr,Lima Jones often and often that the teaching; of reading, writino- and arithmetic is inferior m quality' judging trom results, than it was under the School Boards. Some head teachers have answered-" If it is not, is it because our curriculum, is distracted by all kinds of new subjects. We have no time for doing anytning quite thoroughly." It IS stIll conceded that the foundation of the teaching, at elementary schools should be the three Rs. Every fresii sub- ject added makes the efficient teacher of the three Hs more remote. To teach cooking to girls under fourteen years of age does not appear to be practicable with any degree of success. If the girls pass to county schools, where cooking is taught, the pupils have attained toO an age when they can appropriate the teach- ing. If the pupils do not proceetT to county schools, there is provision brought to their doors by the University extension lectures with. practical appliances to teach cooking. Every parish in the county may avail, itself of this provision. And at these demonstrations more time should be given to teach the girls to boil vege- tables than to make pie crusts. Howso- ever, to add cooking to the elementarv curriculum is to overload the ship. it is a disappointment to the promoters of the railway and to Aberayronians and to the sons and daughters of the Vale scattered abroad that they cannot come home bv rail for Christmas. It was once hoped u.at this might be possible, but now it is realized that it. cannot be done. The permanent way is completed, and heavy G. YV.R. trains, consisting of two engines and ten or twelve trucks, bring- ing ballast for the line, are constantly using it. But before it may be possible to carry passengers, th.e Board of Trade inspection must take place, and the line certified for passenger traffic. The Board of Trade inspection has not taken place because certain details, which are obligat- ory, suen as points, signals, telegraph wires, ana station structures are not com- pleted. l'hese important details have not been completed because the weather has delayed operations. The completion of all finishing works is being expedited, and it is contemplated that the line when seen by the county councillors, of Cardi- ganshire who had a hand in voting £15,000 ot public money for its. construc- tion win excite their approval and applause. The people cf Penwern have fought well for increased privileges. The people of Cilcenmn believe with much reason that there ougnt to be much larger accommoda- tion at Ciiiau Aeron. They assert that Cilian Aeron and not Y strad will be the centre for the greatest traffic on the line and they clamour for cattle pens. It is quite possible that this forecast may be correct. What is to be said when it is, known that soma of the Cilcennin people even now want to have the station at Graig. Again, some friends at NeuaddL lwyd are pressing for a siding there. Oree of them said that unless they got a sidf- ing, the directors might put a halt where they liked. That is giving the lie to the old saying "that hair a Ioat is better than no bread." What all these people forget is that the contract provides for certain accommodation, that the contract has been completed, that the contract money has been paid, and more, and that no "pm money" is forthcoming. The appeal of the Prospectus was not liberally responded to. Under these conditions the demands for anything that is not binding by the contract and the order should not be Dressed. 81\1;1w. A meeting of the Directors was held at the Company's Office at Lampeter on Tuesday, the 20th December. There were j present Mr. J. C. Harford (chairman), Colonel Davies Evans, lord lieutenant; Major Vaughan, Brynog; Mr. Roger Lloyd, Mr. John M. Howell" and Mr. J. E. Evans, secretary. Measures were taken to close the contract. Correspond- ence was dealt with which indicated that the railway may be opened early in the New Year. The signals had been erected at the Junction, lstrad, and Abeiayron. The single line of telegraph wire had been completed. Mileage and gradient indicators along the whole of the line were all but completed. At three o'clock Mr. Harford, Air. Roger Lloyd, and Mr. J. M. Howell met a deputation consisting of Mr. Morgan Evans, Oakford, chairman of the Llanarth Parish Council; Mr. D. D. Jones, Shop Dojie, chairman of the Henfynyw Parish Council: Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Bronfre; and Mr. D. Evans Smith, Neuaddhvyd, at Crossway, in order to confer as to where was the proper spot to place the halt contemplated for the immediate district. It was ulti- mately agreed that the site at the end of the bye-road leading to Pontbrenmydyr just opposite Neuaddlwyd Smithy be re- commended. It was pointed out to the deputation that the permission of the landowners, Mrs. Lewis of Llanaeron, and Mr. Edward Jones, Pontfaen, must be obtained to use the road and that the Parish Council of Henfynyw, or the people of the district, should put it in proper order.
BORTH. Success.—At an examination held at Aberystwyth last Tuesday, Miss Nellie Jenkins, gained the diploma of associate of the London College of Music, A.L.C.M., obtaining eighty-two marks.
LLWYNGWRIL. Temperance.—At the Wesleyan Chapel on Monday evening, under the auspices of the local branch of the B.W.T.A., Dr Hugh Jones, Dolgelley, gave an interest- ing address on "Alcohol and its effects on the human body." The Rev H. Wil- liams, Towyn, also spoke. The chair was taken by the Rev T. Trefor Evans. Induction Service.—The new Rector (he U. T. Davies) was inducted into the living of Llangelynin on Friday even- ing by Archdeacon Lloyd Jones, Criccieth. The Rev tl. Evans, Arthog, also took part in the service. Miss K. Vaughan pre- L sided at the organ. The service, which was quamt and impressive, was well at- tended on a particularly stormv evening. It was evident that the inhabitants with- out distinction of party or sect were pre- pared to cxtend a cordial welcome to the new Rector, reeling reference was made to the retiring Rector who is in a feeble state of nealth, and the prayers of the congregation were requested for him and Mrs Eleanor "Ldwards of Hendre Cottage, a member of the church, who is very seriously ill- Lecture.—At the C.M. Chanel on Thursday evening, the Rev R R. Jones of Aliergynolwyn. gave his interesting lecture on the Two Tailors"-De-wi Havhesp and Trebor able Welsh poets of the inst century. Dr John Jones, J.P., D.L., Dolgelley, presided. Ihe Storm.—Considerable damage was one by tIle great SLOTHX on Friday even- ing mostly on the beach. Bathing vans were overturned and damaged. The high tide driven by the gale completely demol- ished the beach" path which the fmprove- meli Committee had constructed at great cost in labour and money. Success.—At an examination bv the In- corporated Society of Musicians' held at Wrexham last week, Miss Helena J. Evans, Brynawel1, passed in grade one, pianoforte, having, passed, the- pr-epalratory grade last year.
DOLGELLEY. Promotion.—Mr. John Evans, of the Uond-m City and Midland Bank, left on Tuesday for Bangor. His friends arranged a. farewell supper at the Social Club the previous evening. Mr. Guthrie Jones presided. Whist Drive.—A whist drive, under the auspices of the General Literary and Debating Society, was held at the Criterion on Wednesday night Christmas Tree.-Miss M. G. Trevor- Williams. headmistress of Henfelin Infants" School, invited the parents of the pupils to an entertainment and Christmas tree at the School' on Tuesday night. The reciting and singing of the pupils reflected r-redit on the Headmistress who is assisted bv Misses Mary Lloyd and Susan Humphreys. The presents from the tree were handed to the children bv Miss Mary Gwynedd Ruddle. Bcdlondeb. The contributions were given by the staff and a few friends, the schoolroom being taste- fiillv decorated for the occasion. The piano was lent by Mr. John Morgan The programme was taken part in bv seven girls, classes I., II., and M., Catherine Alice Owen, Elsie May Morgans, Maggie Pugh, Mary Margaret Harris, Gwen Owen, Ersie May Morgans, John Rees Evans, Elsie May Morgans, Olass L, and Gwen OWen. Miss Fletcher and Mrs. Williams, Pencoed, visited the school on Wednesday afternoon and presented toys to about sixty children and useful gifts to the teachers. The annual Christmas tree was held at the Schoolroom of the Wesieyan Chapel on Wednesday night and. as usual, was well patronised. Marriage.At the Oakland Welsh ;Chapel, Pittsburgh. U.S.A., on November 28th, Mr John Ellis Jones and Miss Elizabeth M. Roberts, of Nic. Keesporfc, were married by the Rev J. R. Thomas, M.A., pastor. Mr Jones is the only son of Mr and. Mrs Jones, Pistyll-terrace,. Nevin. The duties of best man were, performed by Mr David Jones, of Port- dinorwic. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Rob- erts, Salem House, Dolgelley, and grandaughter of the late Ellis Meirion, Llanfachreth. She was- attended as. bridesmaid by Miss Elsie Manuel, of Nic, Keesport. Many friends from Nic, Keesport, and Pittsburgh were present,. including Messrs R. and W. R. Roberts,, brothers of the bride. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of num- erous and valuable presents, manv being sent by friends in the old country, whot all wish them a happy and prosperous vovage on the sea of life. PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, December 20th.—Before 0. E. Munro Edwards, Esq., chairman; ,R. Williams, A. E. Jelf-Reveley, J. Meyrick Jones, J. E. Fox, and O. D. Roberts, Eisqrs. Withdrawn.—A case of alleged larceny of holly, adjourned from the previous Court, was withdrawn. The part:ovulars, were published in the "Cambrian News'* a fortnight ago. Non-Attendance at School. Jane Pugh, Talywaen. was summoned for not sending her child to school regularly.—Mr John Roberts, the attendance officer, stated that between September 5th and December 9th the boy, who was nine last August, only attended school fourteen times.—For the defence the boy's grand- father said the wet weather was responsible for the child's absence, he being weak in health and' he had a long way to walk.— The Bench adjourned the case for a month.
As Scotland is renowned the world over nis Till, Land o' Cakes," it is bo'h fitting and appiopriat,, that a Scotch firm of biscuit makers -I'oulri he tinged out for the distinction of the Royal Warrant The celebra'ed firm of M Bc(arlane.LaDg A: Co., Ltd fstablished nearly JOO years ago, have again nceived Rryal Vteci gnition by being .ppointf^ B Neuit Manufacturers to H.M, King Geo)ge V., having itucc,agively held a simdar ■•ppointmen* t" H M Quetn Victoria and H M. K Pq VII.
KING EDWARD VII. WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Any subscriptions to the fund of the Welsh National Memorial to the late King Edward VII. sent to the "Cambrian News" Offices, Aberystwytih-, will be acknowledged in this column, and for- warded to Mr. David Davies, M.P., Llandinam, tie hon. treasurer.
MORTON'S BOOTSTORES s-2, TERRACE ROA i> A B B H Ys 1W V TH NOW SHOWING THE 8M S E A SON S GOODS FOK THtj YEA-P, 1910.
tiirtht., iifUcrkge-, artci ipeairig MARRIAGES.. Edwards—James—On YVednssday, Decern^ ber 21st, at Tabernacl Chapel, Aberyst* wyth, by the Rev R. J. Rees, ¥'A., Mr Wm. Edwards, Brigydon, Sea View- place, to Miss Nellie James, Minyfroift, North-road. DEATHS. Jenkins-December 20th, 1910, at Denstone, Caiadog-road, Aberystwyth, after a long and painful illness, borne with great forti- tude, "Mary Boss, the dearly-loved wife of Henry Joseph Jenkins, late of Stake on- Treut. At Rest." r817 Printed by J. Gibson, and Puoiishe by him in Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, in the Liounty of Cardigan at Lt. Edwards, Stationer, High-street, BaL" and John Evans and nephew, Stationers) Glanjmor House Barmouth, in the County of Mer- ioneth and at David Lloyd's, Portmadoq in tbp County nf O»rn»rvon, III