ABERYSTWYTH. 1 LOQUITUR GIESOX. Oh, when I think of what I are, < And what I used to was, To think I've given myself away. Without sufficient cause. Diz. BARNADC, HOMES—Ararngements have been made to make a street collection in aid of the above institution on Saturday, the 24th of June. PROPERTY.—No. 23, The Terrace, was offered for sale by Mr. R. K. Jenkins, at the Lion Hotel on Wednesday, and was withdrawn at £ 1,250. RESTAURANT.—A convenient restaurant has been recently opened at Eagle House, Great Darkgate- street. Teas and luncheons may be had on the shortest notice. THE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY.—The Aberyst- wyth Improvement Co. are about making new additions to the attractions on the Cliff Gardens. A switchback railway will be put up shortly. TABERNACLE.—Last Sunday the pulpit of this Church was occupied by the Chair Bard, the Rev. Tecwyn Parry, of Llanberis, who delivered elo- quent sermons both morning and evening. PERSONAL.—Among the many visitors in town curing the week were Principal Rowlands, of Brecon, Principal Prys, of Trevecca and Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas, secretary to the Royal Land Commission. PUBLIC LIBRARY. The number of books issued from the library for the week ending Satur- day, June 10th, amounted to 426. The new books ordered recently by the Committee are expected to arrive very shortly. EXCURSION.—Next Saturday a large excursion will arrive from Llanelly over the M. Sc M. Railway .and will bring in about six hundred persons. The trip is made unler the auspices of the Brynea Colliery Coy. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP. On Wednesday the members of the Welsh Baptists and Independent Sunday School journeyed by rail to Newcastle Emlyn for their annual outing. The weather was delighfully fine, and a large number took advantage of the occassion to pay a visit to the banks of the TTivy. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting was held at the Progress Hall last Friday evening. The following members took part:—Miss E. J. Warring- ton, Miss Jenkins, Miss M. Doughton, Miss Pierce, and Mr. David Davies. One new member was nrolled. THE TOWN BAND.—Now that a proper band stand is about to be erected on the Promenade, we hope the band will fee able to secure sufficient support by way of subscriptions to enable them to procure a neat uniform, so as to make the thing complete. We understand that a suggestion to this 119 effect has come from the Mayor and members of the council. PHOTOGRAPHY.—Pier-street owes not a little to the enterprise of Mr. H. H. Davies, photographer. His new premises are a credit to that ancient thoroughfare. The front elevation of the shop presents an excellent appearance both as regards wtyle, material, and colour. The studio also is replete with the best of modern appliances for photographic work of all kinds. WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—The Sunday schools of the Wesleyan connexion made their annual outing on Wednesday, to Machynlleth. That town had an especial attraction for them owing to the fact that the first Welsh Assembly of the Wesleyans was held there during the week. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, preached to a vast crowd in the open air, and most of the excursionists attended the service. FOOTBALL.—The committee of the Town Foot- ball Club decided at a meeting held on Tuesday evening, to apply for admission to the Liverpool Combination for the forthcoming season. It is to be hoped that the application will be favourably considered, as otherwise the local matches next winter will lack interest, the most important of the Welsh teams having already joined the combina- tion, and this will mean that the league games will occupy the greater part of the season. GOOD NEWS FOR ABERYSTWYTH.—It will be interesting to citizens of the town to know that the Great Western Railway Company intend to advertise Aberystwyth by running cheap trips from the great centres of population which it serves. The first will be run on June 29th from Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea. There is a feeling in the town that the excursionists coming from the South Wales district are people that by their conduct will do the town no good, but we may point out that South Wales holds other people besides colliers-men ot wealth and influence. It is likely that Aberystwyth will benefit greatly by the innovation. FINANCE COMMITTEE.—The ordinary meeting of the Finance Committee of the Aberystv yth Town Council was held on Tuesday, when there were present Messrs. C. M. Williams (chairman), Peter Jones, D. C. Roberts (mayor), R. J. Jones, and John Jenkins. Bills and accounts were examined and passed.—The Town Clerk submitted some agreements for leases, and also draft leases, which the Committee approved of.—Mr. Edward Williams, auctioneer, was appointed to let the building sites in Cae Charles on Tuesday next.—A letter was received from the M. & M. Railway Co,, applying for the lease of a building in the occupa- tion of Messrs. James & Co., adjoining the slaughter-house. The letter not having been L before the Council, and referred to the Committee, could not be dealt with.—The Chairman brought forward the question of the erection of workmen's dwellings, referred to them by the Council. It was agreed that an application be made by the Town Clerk to the Local Government &Board to hold the inquiry with a view to borrowing the sum of L3,200, already agreed upon by the Council.—The Surveyor was instructed to fence off the sites of the proposed workmen's dwellings in New-road, adjoining the Smithfield, and appoint the same to be a tipping ground, in order to raise the elevation, and by so doing reducing the cost of the erection of such house, SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the Aberystwyth School Board was held on Tuesday. Present—Mr. P. Jones (chairman), Airs. Griffith, Mr. W. Thomas, and Mr. T. Hall.—Business: A letter from Miss Richards, assistant at the Girls' Department, asking for an increase in her salary was ordered to be brought forward at the next meeting.—A report from the Management Com- mittee was received in connection with the filling ot a vacancy in the Infants' Department. The committee recotainended, as a temporary arrange- ments, that Mr. Saer be asked to send one of his pupil teachers in to assist with Standard 1. at the Infants School during the month of June, and Miss Nicklin to do the same for the month of Julv. —Mr. W. Thomas proposed, and Mr. T. Hall seconded, that the recommendation of the School Management Committee be confirmed by the Board.—It was decided to ask the Managers of the National School to agree to change the time during which children in town would be free to change their school, to the months of August and September, as the educational year has now changed to end in Jnlv.—The indentures of Edith V. Weller were be signed on behalf of the Board.—The "Jerk was directed to write to the secretaries of the Sunday Schools in town respect- fully, asking them to arrange to hold their annual trips during the Whit-week when the schools are closed, a' t1, arrangements seriously interfere with the attendance at school, upon which the annual grant depends.—It was decided that no school be held on Wednesday on account of a number of trips leaving town with which a large number of children would be going.—The Visiting Committee for the next month were nominated, viz., Mr. P. Jones and Mr. T. Hall.- Science and Art Committee: The Clerk reported reported that all the annual examinations in art and science were now completed by the Depart- ment. The lists of subjects in which examinations were held was read, and showed that examinations were held in seven subjects of art, and twenty-two subjects of science.—It was proposed by Mr. Griffiths, and seconded by Mr. T. Hall, that the clerk's salary for science and art work be raised to £15 per annum, as his work in connection with j this department was very considerable, and had increased of e years. PEtty -j /.nesday before Mr. Thos. trriffiths and Mr. Charles Williams, George Evans, 18, Woodland-terrace, New Tredegar, Monmouth- shire. was charged by Mr. Thomas Vaiifflwn relieving officer, with neglecting to maintain his mother, Hannah Evans, who is now chargeable to the Aberystwith Union. The case was withdrawn. -John Williams, joiner. Gogerddan Cottages, Aberystwyth, was fined Os, and costs for negfect- ing to cause his child, Mary Elizabeth, to be vac- cinated,- -A similar case against John Griffiths, porter, Portland-road, Aberystwyth, was adjourned for a month. Mr. Thomas Vaughan, relieving officer, prosecuted in both capes.—A charge against James Phillips, laborrrr, 33, Northgate-street, Aberystwyth, for neglecting to maintain his mother, now chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union, was adjourned for a fortnight. !r., Vaughan prosecuted in tbn r' .]"n. — David Evans, collier, Trehan is, uiiauurgcin, iW wandering abroad and sleeping i i a railway carriage at Aberystwyth, was fined 2s 6d including CGRt", MUSICAL SUCCESB.—'The allowing pupils of Mrs. Charles Panchen been successful in passing the Trinity Col:e:;e London Examination in pianoforte playing. Ti examiner was Dr, Walmesley Little. Junior Jivisi n Mollie Owen, Northgate-streoi.arrl Mac: s. The Laurels. Preparatory Grvi"; _'i Great Dark- gate-streef; Alloc Hughes, Liaiular; Blodwen Edwards. The Laurels; Mary E. Edwards, Union- street; Elizabeth Edwards, North Parade; M. Nesta Morgan, Marine-terrace; and Jones, J Williams-street. The last -,vere cc.!??r,nendid. A!1 entered were sivs^est'tal. EXCURSIONS.—A large excursion, conveyed in two portions, being the annual trip of the Newtown Co-operative Society, visited Aberystwyth on on Saturday. They were accompanied by the Newtown Band, which, having such a well known name, were listened to by a large number of people on the Parade. The full complement of the band was not, however, present, and the performance was rather disappointing. About a thousand people made the journey. On Monday a trip, com- prising about 500, came in from Oswestry and the district. For both days fine weather was ex- perienced, and the excursionists had a high old time. THE CHURCH SCHOOLS TRIP.—The annual trip of the Sunday Schools of the Church of England was made on Thursday to Welshpool, when about twelve hundred availed themselves of the occasion. The party was conveyed by two special trains, and everything passed off without a hitch. The excursionisis included the members of St. Michael's, St. Mary's, Trinity, and Llanbadarn Sunday Schools. An excellent spread had been prepared by Mr. Wyke, of Broad-street, at the Church House, and he was given, on the proposition of Archdeacon Protheroe, a cordial vote of thanks for the satisfactory way he had carried out that part of the day's programme. MUNICIPAL NOTES. An interested ratepayer writes:—What is the matter with the electric light on the Marine Parade opposite Terrace-road ? Of all the lamps in the town we think that is the one which should give the most and the best light. Instead it is, undoubtedly, the poorest, for it blinks and winks at most of the passers by.—The rains have washed away a portion of the footpath on the north side of the Castle. It is really dangerous, for anyone in the dark could easily trip down the gaps and fall over the Castle rocks. One man cannot be everywhere and see every little thing that is wrong and wants putting right. We must be excused—" two heads are better than one."—By-the-bye, would it not be well to have the Castle lighted in the evenings during the summer season. It would be the means of relieving the too thronged Parade of quite a number of people. POLICE INTELLIGENCE.—The following police cases have been dealt with during the week.—-John Davies, collier, Brynerthyn, Cwmtwrch, Glamorgan, was fined 2s. 6d. including costs for being drunk on licensed premises (the Plough), Aberystwyth; William Jones, Price Town, Ogmore Valley, and Benjamin Thomas, Mardy, colliers, were fined 2s. 6d. including costs each for drunken and disorderly conduct on the highway Joseph Burns, fish dealer, Leeds, was fined 5s. for being drunk on the highway, and sent to prison for seven days' hard labour in default of paying; Richard Jones, Ynystwl, was summoned for disobeying a magis- trates' order for the support of his wife, and was ordered to pay 10s. a month: Thomas White, Brynddu, Pontraeth, Anglesey, labourer, for being drunk and disorderly at Aberystwyth, was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon., THE COUNTY SCHOOL.-We desire to draw the attention of parents and teachers of elemeutary schools in this district to the advertisement in our columns with regard to the examination for entrance scholarsbips which are offered by the managers to candidates from elementary schools. The scholarships are of the value of Z5 each, and are tenable for one year, but are renewable on the recommendation of the headmaster. Candidates must not be above 14 years of age on the day of z, y the examination. Six scholarships are offered to boys and six to girls. Forms of entry, &c., may be had from Mr. John Evrrs, solicitor, clerk to the governors. The syllabus of subjects of examina- tion is in the hands of head teachers of the elementary schools. The examination is to be held at the school on Saturday, July 29th. It is im- portant to notice that the forms of entry should be returned to the clerk, duly filled up, not later than next Saturday, June 17th. Mr. R. D. Evans, a pupil of the school, son of Mr. Richard Evans, The Shop, Llanafan, has passed the examination for admission to the Civil Service. WELSH INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION.—A meeting of the local committee, formed in Aberystwyth, was held at the Corporation Offices on Friday morning, when there were present Mr. D. C. Roberts (mayor), in the chair, Councillors C. M. Williams, R. J. Jones, G. Croydon Marks, Robert Peake Messrs. A. J. Hughes (town clerk), H. C. Fryer, Edward Powell- (Nanteos), W. S. Colquhoun (the Foundry), Evan Evans, T, M. Green (registrar, U.C.W.), Mrs. Morgans (Nantceiro), Mrs. Principal Roberts, Mrs. Jessy Williams, Miss Roberts (South- terrace), and Mr. J. H. Thomas (Carmarthen), late hon. sec. to the Carmarthen Local Committee.— Mr. J. H. Thomas explained the duties of the com- mittee in connection with the work of organisa- sation, which was practically what had been done at Carmarthen. At that town the exhibition was a complete success, the local committee handing over nearly £20 to the county fund. A small executive committee of local members was ap- pointed to meet the county committee to confer as to the duties of the local committee, and also to consider the appointment of a secretary, and to submit a report to the next meeting. It was also decided that the exhibition at the College Hall be held on the 6th and 7th September next.—A vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Thomas for his kind- ness in attending. OUTING.—On Saturday the third annual outing of the Employees of the firm of Messrs Green and Colquhoun, of the Foundry, was made, the rendez- vous being the Devil's Bridge. The party was made up of about ninety, and they set out strong in the strength of June to enjoy an ideal day in the country. All were in the best of spirits, and nothing was lacking to make the trip replete with all the elements of joy and pleasure, unless it were the unavoidable absence of the members of the firm. who generously paid all the expenses of the outing. Their absence, however, had a silver lining; for Messrs Green and Colquhoun were unable to join their employees that day owing to pressure of business and, duty first and pleasure after, is a maxim that has enriched many a house and made the fortune of many a British workman. So much of a digres- sion. Now for the journey and the order of the day. Leaving town early in the morning the brakes now proceeded via the far-famed Devil's Bridge. We had lunch on the way and stayed at the Bridge for about two hours. We then pro- ceeded to Pontrhydygroes and stayed at that hamlet again for another hour; from that place we went along merrily to Hafod. We were kindly permitted to drive through the lovely grounds of thst delightful country seat, visited Eglwys Newydd and admired the master-pieces of Chantrev, and there many of our moulders, clever fellows in their way, sighed in vain for the skill of the hand that carved that exquisite piece of work. The return journey was made via Crosswood and Llan- ilar- A smoking concert was held at the Bridge. e. Messrs D. Griffiths, R. Jones, G. Renfrey, Joe Evans, W. C. Lloyd. D. Lloyd, Edw. Edwards gave songs, and Messrs John Evans, Thomas Jones, Eve Jones, and Llew Jones made speeches, which in the esti- mation of their comrades, made them admirable candidates for the local parliament.. A hearty vote of thanks to the firm was carried with acclamation.
LLANBADARN FAWR. OBITUARY.—The death took place Friday last of Mr. David Edwards, Rockfield-cottage, Llan- badarn. Mr. Edwards was a native of Commins Coch and for years past has resided at Pwllhobi. The funeral, which was largely attended by friends and relatives, took place Tuesday afternoon at the Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Oliver officiated at the house and grave. He leaves a wife and eight children who survive him and for whom much sympathy is felt.
ABERDOVEY. REGATTA.—A meeting of the General Purposes Com- mittee was held last Friday evening in the Lower Room of the Institute, As the hon. sec. was absent n nothing in particular was done. It was understood that he had gone to collect subscriptions at Towyn, and was prevented from returning in time. The meeting was adjourned, and the hon. sec. will convene the next meeting. SHIPPING.—Schooner "Ellen Beatrice," "Pride of Anglesea," and "Mervinia" arrived in port last Sunday in ballast. PERSONAL.—A movement is on foot by the leading townsmen and tradesmen of all denominations to present an address of welcome to the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Bangor, on taking his residence at 1 anteidal Hall, near Aberdovey. A meeting will be called early next week to appoint a committee to carry out the necessary arrangements. TEMPERANCE.—An open air meeting in connection with the Temperance Movement was held last Sunday evening in front of Royal House. The Rev. J. 0. Thomas, M.A., pastor of the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, opened the proceedings. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ?—A ratepayer writes:—On Sunday and Monday last, the following miscellaneous articles, etc., could be picked up on the shore from Penhelig point to the wharf Dead cat, decayed rat, two stiakifig birds, quantity of old boots and slippers, two trucksful of old tins, jam pots, ginger beer bottles, clothing, decayed vegetables, straw, etc. Truly this is a magnificent sight for visitors. Aber- dovey boasts of a grand water supply and perfect sanitary arrangements, and yet the District Council allows all the rubbish and filth to be deposited, day after dav, on the beach it is high time that the Sanitary Inspector should do something for his money and give an account of his work to the Council, and take proper measures to have all this rubbish carted awav. At Penhelig all the house refuse is tipped over the wall to the beach, and left there to be carried away when the tides are high enough to wash it. Why should this state of things be allowed to exist ? Goodness knows, the rates are high enough to insist on perfect sanitation, and the officials are paid out of the rates, therefore it is their duty to rectifv all these matters. Thousands of visitors will visit Aberdovey during the next three months, and if the beach is not kept free, and other important matters seen to, I am sure tlieii- verdict of the place will be "that it is a stinking little hole," and" that the Sanitary Inspector ought to have one of the dead cats hung round his ncck to remind him of his dutis."
ABERAYRON. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—We regret to learn that Miss Evans, second mistress at the County School, is laid up with a severe cold. Her place is taken by one of tne Ciliau Park School Staff. CAPT. lhVID OWEN.—Capt. David O. Owen, who was unfortunate enough to nave his shoulder disloca- ted and his knee badly bruised on board his ship off Camilf, has been under medical treatment in the Seaman's Hospital 01 that town for over six weeks. Capt. Owen has just come home and is rapidly re- covering from his injuries. Mu. B. M. DAVLTCS.—Mr. B. M. Davies, Water-street, son of the late Councillor David Hughes Davies, has left for London, wiJji the intention of taking three months' course lU.the Taylor and Cutter Academy, Aberayron, is well supplied with tailors, but not a single professional is eertiiicated cutter. A CORRECTION.—We are requested to state that Mrs. Dr. Jones is not going to leave the town. We take this. our first opportunity, to make the correc- tion, and our numerous readers will, no doubt, be glad to learn that Mrs. Jones will reside at Aber- ayron during the summer months as heretofore. PRESENTATION.—On the 7th inst, Mr. Henry Jones, head master of the Aberayron National School, was presented with a handsome carved over mantel with the inscriptions, Presented to Mr. Henry Jones by theAstaff and pupils of the Aberayron National School on the occasion of his marriage April 1899. Miss Morris, the Infant mistress, after a tew appropriate remarks handed over the presentation to Mr. Jones at the school in the presence of all the staff and pupils. Mr. Jones in returning thanks said that lie did not deserve such a good gift, as he had only been a short time among them. Mr. Griffiths, The Vicarage, and Mrs. B. C. Jones, gave valu- able aid in getting up this handsome present. CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL.—Last Thursday the members of the Church Sunday School were treated to a most substantial treat of tea, cakes, buns, and sweets at the National Schoolroom. The whole was provided by Mr. J. Davies, London House, superin- tendent of the school. Mrs. and the Misses Davies carried out the arrangements in a masterly manner and gave the greatest satisfaction to all present. A competitive meeting was held in the evening, Mr. Munro Hugh, in his usual able manner presiding. Some forty prizes were distributed, and all seemed pleased. A most hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. and Mrs. Davies for their great generosity, and the vicar spoke in eulogistic terms 01 the good work of Mr. Davies in connection with the Sunday School. NEWS AND A WRINKLE—An excellent crop of hay has been harvested from the square field. The syndi- cate is reaping a harvest. By the bye could not this enterprising body build another grom so as to induce the sand to collect on the beach '< There is but one at present and it is doing admirable work. Cannot the mayor get up steam and induce the syndicate (of which ne is a member) or some other body to do something for the comfort of visitors. I am in- formed that there is too much sand at New Quay. Could not the surplus be brought to Aberayron. The same boats could convey the police station from Aberayron to New Quay and the sand from New 'Quay to Aberayron. What a happy exchange Perhaps such a barter might make peace between the two places. DAFYDD SHENCYN REES.—Dafydd Shencyn Rees, Llwyd Jack, was the subject of Mr. Thomas Compton Davies' lecture at the Felinfach School on the 8th inst. Both as an antiquarian and folklorist Mr. Davies is without a peer in the district. Never was an audience of two hundred intelligent adults held spell-bound by any living lecturer than by him in his treatment of the magnetic personality and unique character of the old squire of Llwyd Jack. The only criticism upon the lecture that lloated to our ears was that it contained an overdose of contemporary history. To us that was the crown of the oration. Mr. Davies delineated with no little effect, the en- vironments of Dafydd Shencyn Rees, referring to Daniel Rowlands, Thomas Grey, Edward Richards, and others, who had been the means of purifying the moral atmosphere inhaled by him. The lecturer's creed, as far as we can glean, is that "the great" is not a mere product of society, on the one hand, nor the mere benefactor, the moulder of society on the other, but the one who is receptive with regard to the influences of his time who also, in his turn, stamps society with his own impress. The effect of the gentleman's oration on the audience may be gauged by the fact that the person, who had been asked beforehand to render a solo, declined to enter- tain us with what l:c had rehearsed, preferring to close the meetby .Hiking the well-known hymn tune, an dy d.c.-ell wrth ymadael." The receipts in mon: were about fifty pounds. AN ACCIDENT.—An accident that proved fatal to none, save to Miss Alice Jones' bicycle, occurred last Saturday, when the Cycling Club visited New Quay. A gentleman, whose creed was "force rather than reason," bent on playing the lady's man, offered his services to Miss Jones, by way of inflating-a job, we admit, that requires an amount of force. As misfortune would have it, the tube became, by con- tinual hard blowing—like many a man, too full of wind, and burst. The unfortunate cyclist had to hire another, of course. By-the-way, after perusing the Club Rules carefully and studiously, I cannot find one touching this particular point. If I were a member of the club I would, in its next general meeting, propose (1) that no gentleman should inflate a lady's bike (2) that any gentleman not observing this additional be fined heavily, and in case of an accident same as last Saturday, carry the damaged article to the lady's home, however distant that may be. Chivalry is not always beneficial. MIl. DAVID REES, B.A. — We observe that Mr. David Rees, B.A., of Llanarth, at present Mathematical Master at the Llanelly County School, has been reading a paper before the Merthyr Tydfil Cymro- dorion on "Enwogion Ceredigion." The Aberayron Literary Society may take this hint, that is, if the society is not extinct, which is not a fact, we hope. Nor WITHOUT EFFECT.—About five minutes ago we were informed that the new councillor we appealed to last week, although in the very act of wadding a new coat for a certain gentleman in town, on reading the Gazette last Thursday left the apparel then and there and proceeded to the beach. He was heard to utter two Latin verbs, "veni," "vidi." After the next council meeting he may be capable of uttering in a Caesar-like manner, "vici." THE BEACH.—In your issue of last week, we asked the new councillor to have a look at a certain part of the beach. This week we advise another, one of the "old hands," viz., the Rev. E. Morris, to bring before the Council, when it meets, a motion, something to this effect: that carts and carters should not proceed during certain hours of the day to that part of the beach where ladies bathe. When visitors come in great number, possibly a carter's own common reason and sense of decency may prevent him from proceeding thither, but, should not the few as well as the many, and especially the lady inhabitants of the town be protected ? It is a fact, that even last Saturday a number of females, who had gone to the beach with the intention of bathing had to return disappointed, and, perhaps, dirty for the reason we have stated above. VOLUNTARYISM!.—A better example of the efficiency of the voluntary system than that shewn forth by the members of the Peniel Congregational Church is almost unnecessary. In the course of the last two years they have renovated the chapel, and built a new vestry, which together amounted to the sub- stantial figure of nearly z22,000 in expenditure. We are informed that already £1,000 of the debt lias been wiped off. Two years ago the Tabernacle friends purchased an organ, and built a new vestry. And, in the same year, paid for both-a. sum of nearly £ 600. The members of the Urban Council are in a state of terror lest the rates should rise over high, hence our lack of water and drainage. We advise them to retreat and try the voluntary system. The hearse was procured by means of voluntary subscriptions, ere the Council was in existence. Now, the most edifying discussions are being carried on by the members over the sum chargeable for its use. We fear that the members, two or three excepted, think less about the benefit of the town than their own seats. May the ratepayers note that their real enemies are the advocates of low rates, their benefactors the reverse. How long will society tolerate the penny wise and pound foolish. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—Thursday. Present—Mr. J. T. Evans (Vice-Chairman), pre- siding, Revs. E. Morris, J. Davies, Messrs. J. Rees, E. Lewis, D. Griffiths, E. Lloyd, B. C. Jones (Clerk), J. Watkins (Surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. THE ELECTION. The Clerk presented a bill of R,3 19g. lid., being the presiding officers fees and other expenses connected with the recent election. The bill was passed. THE TOWN CLOCK. A bill of £2 10s. was presented from Mr. J. Evans, Watchmaker, being the annual sum for winding and attending to the necessities of the Clock. Also a bill of 12s. for extra material and work. Both were ordered to be paid. THE GUIDE. The Rev. John Davies said that he had seen Mr. D. Mathias siuce the last meeting of the Council and that he (Mr. Mathias) was not at all pleased with the manner the Council had dealt with him as regards his "Guide." It would not pay him to allow the Council 25 per cent off on 300, but if they took 400 he would allow them. Mr. J. Rees said that as 400 at a discount, or 300 at the full price came to the same figure, he proposed they get the 400, This proposition was then carried. A NEW PUMP. The Rev. John Davies reported the Works Com- mittee had met, and that instructions had been given the Surveyor to erect a new Pump over the w,,Il in Cae Factory, and that the matter was now in 11;10. and nearing completion. SLAUGHTER HOUSE. Mr. E. Lloyd asked if the Council were moving in this matter now. The Chairman remarked that lie thought that the town ought to be supplied with water first before fixing anything finally about the slaughter house, in order to well supply it with water. The matter then dropped. A NEW URINAL. It was resolved to fix another new Urinal on the bridge. NEW PILLAR BOXES. The Rev. Evan Morris asked if it was not possible to get two more pillar-boxes in the town, one to be fixed in the neighbourhood of the Cambrian, and the other by Pengarreg. He proposed that the Cierk should write an official letter to the Post Office autho- rities on the matter. Mr. Jones replied that he thought the best plan would be to write a letter to the member representing the county. He was then instructed to take the steps he thought would be most effective. THE HEARSE AGAIN. Again most of the time was taken up with the fam- iliar topic "the Hearse." The Rev. J. Davies pro- duced and read the Hearses Committee's final resolu- tions, as previously reported, that to every ratepayer his family or relations as far back as cousins the fee within a radius of 6 miles (which is reckoned from the Town Hall) will be 2s., and outside that district the fee imposed was 5s.-The Rev. E. Morris, inter- lupting: You are wrong, Mr. Davies; there was no talk abovi the 5s.—Rev. J. Davies Don't interrupt, please you were present and ought to remember but you are always interrupting and trying to raise objections.—Rev. Evan Morris (animated;: What do I object ? I don't object to anything. You are no gentleman, or you would not speak to me in that manner. I only ask a question.—Rev. J. Davies; What is your question -Rev. E. Morris Go on, go on.—Mr. Davies proceeded to read the resolutions, but did not receive much attention from Mr. Morris, who was busily writing. FESTIVAL. The Sunday School Festival of the Aberayron dis- trict was held on Thursday, the 8th iust, at Pont- saeson. Never, it is said in the history of the Cym- infaoedd Pwnc, was one more popular than this last, judging from attendance. The usual Teachers' Meeting commenced at 8 a.m., when there were present among others Messrs. John Hugh Jones (Chairman), Lewis Jenkins, John Jones, Captain Daniel Jones, and the Rev. J. Thickens, Aberayron Messrs. S. E. Evans,John Michael and David Evans, Aberarth; Messrs. David Morgan, W. Williams, and Morgan Evans, Pontsaeson; Messrs. William Evans, R. 0. T. Davies, and David Rees (Secretary), Pennant. The Secretary presented his annual report, showing a decrease in school attendance, but a fair increase in llafur." Aberaeron being the largest school in the district was richer 3 in number of truants than any other; Aberarth. in proportion equally backward. Pontsaeson, if we understood rightly coming out best in average attendance. In accordance with the injunctions from the County Association of Sunday Schools, and in view of the general and growing tendency in the different neighbourhoods to neglect the schools, it was resolved, with unanimity, that each school without delay should appoint visitors to canvass every faiiiily- connected with the various chapels, with a view of increasing the numbers of scholars. Touching the message from the County Assocation, in the disloyalty and neglect displayed by the district with regard to the Annual Statistics, the meeting decided to send an appeal through its secretary, to the Schools urging them to accuracy and promptitude, and to appoint efficient secretaries locally. Attention was called to the Bible Classes and the Annual Examination, which occasioned a pro- tracted as well as interesting discussion. Pennant, Aberarth, and Tanybryn had not adopted anything like effective measures to prepare candidates for the examination. Mr. William Evans, Garnfoel, was elected chairman for one year, and Mr. W. Morgan, Cross Inn, Board School, secretary for three years. A committee was appointed to consider the new scheme by the Rev. J. Thickens, viz., Messrs. W. Mor- gan and M. Evans, Pontsaeson; W. Evans, D. Rees, Pennant, S. E. Davies and J. Michhael, Aberarth J Thickens and J. M. Howell Aberayron. Mr. W. Morgan to be the convener. At 110 the first public meeting commenced under the the presidency of Mr. John Hugh Jones, when Pontsaeson. Pennant, and Tanybryn Schools were catechized by the Revs. J. Thickens and E, Morris respectively. In the afternoon meeting, the children were catechized in the history of Christ by Mr. Thickens, Aberarth and Aberayron by Mr. Morris, and Mr. Jones Penuwch respectively. Ali the "pynciau" with the ex- ception of the children's were taken from the Christian Instructor. In the evening ias usual, a competitive meeting was held, the Rev. J. Thickens in the nnavoidahle absence of the President (Mr. John Hugh Jones) acting as chairman. The follow- ing plethora of gentlemen adjudicated viz., Revs. J. Davies, E. Morris and J. Thickens Messrs S. E. Davies, W. Morgan, J. M. Howell and David Davies. We append the subjects of competition together with the names of prize winners. Map o Gyrnru, o 400 hyd 1066 (O.C). J. Lodwick Evans, Bryncerni. Sillebe Cymraeg, David Williams, Wernllaeth, Pennant, Ysgrifenu Cymraeg, EvanD. Pugh, Aberarth. Canu, Franconiu, 1 John Daniel Lewis, 2 Willie Morgan, Pontsaeson. Ysgrifar Hanes Dafydd, 1 M j, navies, G oJ lJ. iewis ana j. \v imams. Darilen Drfyfyr, David William Jones, Aberayron. Adroddiad, Dim ond plentyn, 1 M. A. Morgan, Cross Inn School; 2 M. M. Evans, Pennant, Canu, Drum y flwyddyn newydd. 1 Anna Ellen Davies, 2 M. M. James. Drawing 0 "Fegin," Dd, Isaac Jenkins, Aberarth. Adiodd "Hyfforddur" Ellen Evans, Bryncerni; and Jane Williams, Cross Iun. Post Office (equal). Cyfieithu The brave little Hollander," M. Ellen Davies, Pontsaeson. Fraetliawd, I ago a'i epistol, 1 J. M. Howell, 2 J. D. Lewis and S Williams (equal). Barddoniaeth, Addgyfodiad Crist, James Jones, Bont, Pedwarawd, Mrs. Thickens, Miss K. L. Jones, J. D. Jenkins, and John Roberts, Aberayron. Englyn "Y Gwanwyn," James Jones, Bont. Cyfansoddi Ton, S. Williams, solo "Cwynyr amddifad, M. Jones, Greenland, Aberarth. Canu hyn ymadawol, Peggie, 2 W. Morgan. Adroddiad gwaredigaeth o ddamwain, D. Williams, Pennant, Can ir cyfarfod cystadleuol, S. Williams. Wythawd, Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Thickens, Miss K. L. Jones, D. W. Jones, J. Roberts, J. R. Evans, J. D. Jenkins, and J. Rees, Aberayron. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. John Hughes and Mr. David Rees for the great services they had rendered the Sunday Schools of the district the former for three years as chairman, the latter for seven years as secretary. Certificates were awarded to those that had been successful in the annual examination.
BARMOUTH. SUCCESS.—At the Local Examination of the Trinity College of Music, held at Aberystwyth on the 8th inst., Miss Mvfi Owen, pupil of Barmouth County School, passed successfully in pianoforte playing- Preparatory Grade. GAS EXPLOSION.—A gas stove exploded on Sunday morning at Miss Williams, Church Gate, Tai isaf, buildings, occasioning great consternation, not only among the inmates of the house, who had a narrow escape, but also among the neighbours. The report was heard at a distance. XEWS ROOM.—A meeting of the members has been held. Present, Alderman Lewis Lewis (chairman), Rev. Z. Mather, Messrs. W. J. Morris, E. D. Jones, M.A., J. M Edwards, B.A., J. Thomas, C.M., and John Jones, secretary. The Secretary submitted his report showing a very good use had been done of the News Room during the winter months—180 volumes had been given out of the library during the year. A large number of new volumes had been added to the collection. The Land of the Midnight Sun was presented that evening. We are sorry to say that the financial position of the News Room is not what it ought to be, and it was resolved to make an effort to ensure sub scriptions. Rev. Z. Mather gave notice of motion that lie would move at the next meeting the adop- tion of the Libraries Act. The next annual meeting is to be held in about a fortnight. el TENNIS CLUB.—A Tennis Club for the benefit of the inhabitants of Barmouth and visitors was formed Wednesday evening. A committee was appointed composed of Rev. Gwynoro Davies, Messrs. D. E. Davies, J. Thomas, T. A. Bull, and several voung ladies. President of the club, Professor J. M. Edwards, B.A. vice-captains, Miss Evans, Cliffe Miss Evans, 11, Porkington-terrace Miss Winchester and Miss Jones, Lion Hotel treasurer, Mrs. Gwynoro Davies; secretary, Mr. John Jones, Brynteg. Family tickets, 10s 6d each single, 2s 6d for the season. ATHLETIC SPORTS.—The annual sports which are to be held August Bank Holiday promise to be of greater success than ever before. A new element has been introduced to the sports this year in the form of horse jumping aed trotting; and a challenge cup of the value of ten guines is offered for the bicycle race. President of the field, Lord Henry Vane Tempest; vice-president, Mayor T. W. Best; chairman of the committee, Edmund Buckeley, Esq., vice-chairmen, E. Williams, Esq., and W. W. Morris, Esq.; treasurer Mr. D. E. Davies, St. Anne's; secretary, Mr. John Jones, Brynteg. In a very short time it is anticipa- ted these sports will develop into a horse and dog show, similar to that of Portmadoc. STEAM LAUNDRY.—The machinery for the above laundry erected by Mr. David Davies, Beach-road, has arrived, and there are workmen in the employ of Messrs Summers, Kale, & Son, Phoenix Foundry, Keighley, York, there busy at work fitting up. COUNTY SCHOOL. -Ordinary meeting of Governors was held Thursday. Present: Mr. W. J. Norris (chairman), Alderman Lewis Lewis, Mrs. Gwynoro Davies, Major Corder, Revs. D. Evans, M.A., and Z. Mather, Messrs. John Davies, and Hugh Evans, Mr. E. D. Jones, M.A. (head master), and Mr. John Lloyd (clerk). It was proposed by Mrs. Gwynoro Davies, and seconded by Major Corder, that the Clerk write to the Architect of the new school buildings, calling his attention to their progress and to desire his super- vision. Mr. Hugh Evans proposed and Mrs. Gwynoro Davies seconded that the architect supply the Gov- ernors with a set of plans and a copy of specifications. It was proposed by Rev. David hvans, M.A., and seconded by Rev. Z. Mather, and passed, that the General Purposes Committee meet Monday next at 5-30 p.m. Resolved that the agreement between the Governors and the contractor be kept by the archi- tect, and that a copy of the same be kept by the Clerk. Resolved that a vote of thanks be accorded to Lord Rendel for his donation of L10 towards the new buildings. Resolved that 4 additional memorial stones be laid, the General Purposes Committee to take the matter in hand and fix date. Resolved to advertise for an assistant master in the place of Mr. Brunt Wright, who is leaving Barmouth. The matter was left with the head master. Resolved to ask Mr. E. H. Short, Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, to ic the annual Entrance Examination for Schol- arships. The Clerk was instructed to apply to the County Governing Body for the loan of £ 184, balance of building fund, at a low interest.
ABERLLEFENNI. AMBULANCE CLASS.—The result of the examin- ation held by Dr. H. Jones, Cae'rffynon, Dolgelley, has been received, and furnishes evident proof of the success of the management and teaching of Dr. Robert Jones, late assistant to Dr. Jones, Corris All the candidates for certificates, 27 in number, passed, and *are now qualified to give first aid to the injured under the St. John Ambulance Asso- ciation. The result is undoubtedly gratifying to Captain Pryce, the owner of the quarries, who subscribed the funds necessary to carry on the class. The successful candidates were :—Messrs. Michael Roberts. Hugh Evans, Edward 0. Hughes, Daniel Davies, Walter Davies, Richard Rees, John T. Jones, John It. Jones, David R. Davies, Josir.h Jones, William Owen Jones, John Humphreys,Wm. Hughes, Post-office, Wm. Hughes, Tai uchaf, Wm. J. Davies, John Griffith, Evan Griffith, G. E. Jones, Wm. Hughes, Glanrafon, Griffith Jones, Thos. V. Jones. John Jones, John Lewis, Robt. Hughes, Robt. T. Williams, Henry Owen Jones, and David Hugh Rees. PICNIC.—On Saturday the Sunday school that meets in Hengae Farm, held a picnic on the hills close by. The day proved exceptionally tine and sunny, and all enjoyed themselves immensely. After doing justice to the feast prepared the scholars assembled to recite, sing, and to witness the presentation by the Rev. H. Parry, on behalf of the Sunday school, of a handsome Bible to Mrs. Evans, in whose house the school has been kept for many years. Miss Lumley, of Machynlleth, also sang during the afternoon. Mr. Rowland Jones, Mr. Lewis Evans, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. Wm. Davies, and Mr. Evan Jones are among the faithful ones in this little school.
LLANGEITHO. OBITUARY.—Last Wednesday Mrs. Margt. Rowlands, aged 78 years, wife of Mr. William Rowlands, of Tynewydd, late of Rhydfawr, was buried in the Llangeitho churchyard. The Rev. D. A. Jones, Glyn, preached the funeral sermon in the house, and the Rev. D. Worthington, Rector of Llangeitho, conducted the service at the grave-side. THE VILLAGE PUMP.—Early on Monday morning the village pump became disordered, when water was being pumped into the churns for use in the creamery. No blame whatever is attached to the pumpers, for when the pump was examined the break-down proved to be simply the result of honest wear of the leather. Numbers of thirsty villagers turned away disappointed, with empty vessels, and went to seek elsewhere for water to make breakfast. With pensive steps they wended their way to the long-neglected village spout, conscious that they had despised and condemned it years ago, and feeling anxious as to their reception so early in the morning. But the spout did not turn up his nose in disdain, neither did he retaliate the slight cast upon him by withholding his supply of water, but, bubbling over with a sparkling joy, he cheerily filled all the pitchers and granted his priceless treasures without upbraid- ing, and murmured in soft strains his delight at being once again of service to his old though sadly forgetful friends. Mondays and Saturdays are the two most inconvenient days of the week for the pump to be idle. On Saturdays water is stored for Sundays, and before Monday morning the stock has been all used, and, speaking generally, every house is dry. Add to this that Monday is the washing day of the village, and you will perhaps realize what annoyance the broken pump caused. Messrs. Evans and Jones, shoemaker and smith respectively, set to work to repair it, the one with leather and the other with iron, and by 10 a.m. the pump was in good working order, but the water was not drinkable until some time later. Both were desirous of a nice cup of tea, and they entered into their work with an earnestness rarely equalled and certainly never excelled. Truly tea is a strong incentive to work, and its praise in this direction have not been sufficiently sung. In future we would humbly suggest that the pump should be periodically inspected and break-downs antici- pated, Should repairs be required, then ample notice could be given and water could be stored. A notice prohibiting abuse of the pump in play, etc., should also be posted up in a conspicuous place and those transgressing the bye-law should be adequately punished, either by being brought before the Mayor, or the Tregaron magistrates. With careful super- vision a great deal of unnecessary expense and incon- venience could be easily saved.
LAMPETER. CYCLING.—The cycling club held their fourth run of the season, on Wednesday of last week in lovely cycling weather, Aberayron being the spot decided to visit. The run was well attended and greatly enjoyed. A washing run" has just been started in connection with the club. Every Mon- day evening at 8 p.m. the club will leave Harford Square for Llanfair and return home via Cellan, so that one of the vice-captains of the club may deliver his week's washing to his ma." ACCIDENT. — While two little boys named Benjamin and Thomas aged four and six years respectively, children of Mrs. Evans, Market-street, of this town were playing in the new building in oourse of erection on the Bryn the other evening, one of them Benjamin fell into a very deep pool of water which was used for the masonary work, and Thomas in trying to rescue his brother fell in himself. Mr. W. Jones, of Market-street who was at in one of the buildings hearing their cries ran to their rescue, and with the assistance of Mr. David Oliver, of Greenfield, managed to bring them to land again. Benjamin was in a very poor state indeed. They were taken home and attended to by Dr. J. R. Evans, Taliesin House. We are are pleased to state that both are recovering satis- factorily. It appears the pool is 13 ft. 6 in. in depth, and Mr. W. Jones states that Benjamin was not in sight when he first went to the spot. The pool has now been closed up. SINGING FESTIVAL.—The Choral Union of Unitarians of Cardiganshire held their eighth annual singing festival on Wednesday, the 7th inst., at the Zoar Congregational Chapel, Lam- peter (kindly lent for the occasion) when a very large number gathered together from different churches. This years' leader was Mr. T. Davies, New Court, who proved himself to be quite capable of conducting the large congregation. The accom- panists were Miss Daisy Evans, Taliesin House, Lampeter, Miss Thomas, Green Park, and Miss S. A. Williams, Bridge Street, Lampeter, who acquitt- ed themselves very satisfactorily. The morning meeting commenced at 10 a.m. under the presi- dency of the Rev. Lewis Williams, Rhydygwin, and after addresses from the president and Rev. John Davies, Alltyblacca, the following hymns were sung: Caersalem," "Cemniaes," "Mount of Olives," Galar Conway," Wareham," Soar." Malvern Wells," with the anthem entitled Enaid cu mae dyfroedd oerion," (Isalaw). The after- noon service was opened by the Rev. W. James, B.A., Llandyssul, after which Mr. Saundcrs Davies, of Felinfach, was called to preside over the meet- ing. After a few appropriate words from the president, the following hymns were sung: Wyddgrng," Hyfrydol," Epping," Pencoed- cae," and also the anthem again. Songs, solos,, and duetts were sung between the different hymns by the following ladies and gentlemen. Miss Mary Anne Evans. Tynant, He shall feed his flock"; Yr hen gerddor" by Mr. Willie Davies, Cwmanne, Post Office; song by Rev. E. Jenkins, Capelygroes duett List of the convent Bells" by Miss Ithwen Davies and Miss Ada Price, of Lampeter. After a vote of thanks to the Zoar congregation for the loan of the chapel, and the distribution of certificates to the successful candi- dates in various stages in solfa, the meetings were closed by prayer by the Rev. T. A. Thomas, Llandyssul. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At an examination recently held at Aberystwyth, in connection with the Trinity College of Music. London, the following were successful :-Miss Sarah Davies, The Mill, prepared by Miss Hughes, Station-terrace; Miss Edith M. Jones, Uplands, prepared by Miss Alban' and Master J. T. Richnrds, Ardwyn, prepared by Miss Maggie Thomas, College-street. This speaks well of the musical talents of the juveniles of Lampeter. TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Wednes- day, the 7th inst., with Alderman D. Tivy Jones, (mayor), in the chair. WATERWORKS.—It was stated that the convey- ance of the land whereon the springs for the new supply of water are had not been received when it was resolved to adjourn the meeting to an early day after the receipt of the deeds all the other business of the Council was adjourned. STREET OBSTRUCTION.—A letter from the Chief Constable was read stating that he had given in- structions to the men stationed at Lampeter to carry out the wishes of the Town Council in refer- ence to street obstruction, Mr Evan Davies said the Chief Constable seemed to have misunderstood the instructions of the Town Council. The resolution passed by the Council had reference only to ob- struction on the pavements such as the wheeling of barrows, &c., over them, and Mr. Davies at the Mayor's suggestion promised to move another resolution with reference to it at the next meeting. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. The five old members were the only candidates nominated and they are therefore returned unopposed and are as follows: Rev, Evan Evans, Congregational minister, Church street; Rev. Daniel Jones, vicar; Rev. R. C. Jones, Unitarian Minister, Bridge street; Mr. John Jones, College Manciple and Mr. John Ernest Lloyd, solicitor. CR IC KET. ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE SCHOOL V. LLAN. DOVERY COLLEGE 2ND XI. The above match was played on the Lampeter School ground on the 7th instant in ideal cricket weather. The following is the score :— S.D.C. SCHOOL. J. W. Davies c Seymour b Snape 15 Austin Davies run out 1 T. J. Rees b Seymour 11 Rev. T. M. Evans b Newton 11 W. D. Davies b Newton 5 H, A. Thomas not out 10 Mr. Roberts, c b Evans. 14 Syd Thomas, lbw b Evans 3 T. Bell b Evans 0 D. J. Rowland c Jones b Newton 0 J. T. Howells b Evans 0 Extras. 9 Total 79 LLANDOVERY COLLEGE 2ND XI. H. W. Crawford c Bell b II. A. Thomas 1 A. E. Evans b J. W. Davies 17 S. H. Lockyer c Bell b J. W. Davies 5 A. L. Green b H. A. Thomas. 1 C. W. King b H. A. I'honiai 0 H. P. Gough b J. W. Davies 9 1'. G. Newton b J. W. Davies 10 R. P. Jones b H. A. Thomas 3 A. E. Seymour b H. A. Thomas 2 E. B. Williams b J. W. Davies. 0 J. R Snape not otit 4 Extras 2 Total. 54
LOCAL LAW CASE. EVAXS v SIMXER. In the Court of Appeal, before Lords Justices A. L. Smith, Rugby, and Vaughan Williams, a local law case was heard. This was the defendant's appeal from a judgement of Mr. Justice Wills at the trial of the action without a Jury at Merioneth.—Mr. Mar- shall Q;C., Mr. W. Call, Q.C., and Mr. Yates, instructed by Mr. E. G. Elmes, appeared for the Appellant; Mr. Abel Thomas, Q.C., and Mr. Bryn Roberts, instructed by Messrs. William Griffith, Son, & Adams, Solicitors, Dolgelley, for the Respondent. Mr. Marshall said the action was brought by a Welsh farmer named Hugh Evans, who became the tenant of certain farms in 1893, which had since been purchased by the defendant, Miss Simner, a lady living at Westminster, to recover the sum of L549 Is. lOd. under the following circumstances. S' There was a clause in the agreement that the tenancy between the plaintiff and the defendant should be ter- minated by six months notice on either side, and that in such an event the incoming tenant, or, if the farms in question were to let, the landlady or landlord, as the case might be, should purchase from the tenant all the sheep bred and usually grazed by him upon the farm at a price to be fixed by a valuer, and if there was a difference between the valuers appointed by the respective parties, then the matter was to be settled by an arbtrator. Miss Simner gave notice that she would terminate the' teiiancy on Ladyday, 1898, and Mr. Evans'gave notice that he should require her to purchase the sheep on the farm under the terms of agreement. The valuers met on March 18, 1898, and valued the 460 sheep then on the farm at 25s a piece. The animals were branded and delivered to Mrs Simmer's representatives. It appears that in the district sheep bred and grazed on a farm fetched, when sold to an incoming tenant, a better price than they would if sold in the markets, because, knowing the place, they do not stray or require so much attention from the shepherd. Miss Simner was told that the market price of a sheep was 16s or 17s, and she refused to pay. The farmer then brought this action, and the defence substantially was that many of the sheep sold were not sheep that had been bred on the farm, but recently bought, in order to obtain a higher price than the market value, and that the custom, if the valuers were entitled to give consideration to it at all, must be taken reasonably. The learned Judge held that the lady was bound to buy all the sheep and that there was no evidence that the valuers had given undue weight to the custom iwben agreeing on the value of the sheep. There were two rams which had been bought, and these he held had not been bred on the farm, and he struck them out off the claim, and also allowed as a set ofi a quarter's rent and some other items, and in the result judgment was entered for the former for £549. The lady appealed. Lord Justice A. L. Smith Now we have got to the end of the facts. What do you ask us to do ? Mr. Marshall said he asked the court to say that the market value of the sheep was the price which alone the valuers ought to have agreed upon, and to reduce the amount recovered under the judgment by some 07. Tn" n Lord Justice A. L. Smith But the price to be paid was to be fixed by two independent valuers, and they fixed it at 25s. a head. Mr. Marshall Then alternatively we ask for a new trial, because the learned Judge was wrong in permitting the valuation, based on a fictitious value attached to the sheep by an alleged custom to stand. If the valuers were justified in taking the custom into consideration at all, they were only justified in doing so to a reasonable extent. After further argument, the Lords Justices, having intimated they were against the appellant. Mr. McCall addressed the Court. It was very hard he said, that a lady living in Westminster should be, made to pay some L200 more for the sheep than they' were worth in the market, because the valuers chose to base their calculation on an alleged Welsh custom. Lord Justice Smith: What has the fact that the lady lives at Westminster to do with it? She can travel by train to Wales, and is a Welsh landowner, and those who live in Rome must do as Rome does (laughter.) Mr. McCall replied he had no doubt the lady was fully aware that she was a Welsh landowner and fully regretted it (laughter.) However that might be, there was evidence that the farm would only maintain 400 sheep, and he pressed for a new trial, because the lady had beei compelled to buy 460 as bred and grazed on the farm. He thought there was ample evidence that 60 oi these were, so to speak, grazed out. Lord Justice A. L. Smith We will hear the other side on this one point. Mr. Abel Thomas hrving briefly explained the shepherd's evidence, upcn which Mr. Mc Call reli ed. Lord Justice A. L. Smith said this was an applica- tion to enter judgment for the appellant or alterna- tively for a new trial. Bow on earth, having regard to the facts proved. Counsel could argue that judg- ment should be entered f)r the defendant, lie could not conceive, and he would say nothing more about that part of the case. Then it was said that there ought to be a new trial because the learned Judge had been in error, and had improp- erly permitted a valuaton of these sheep to stand which had been made 01 a basis of nctitious value given to them because tley were sheep that had been bred and usually grazed in the farms. There was no evidence that that was tie case, and he thought the learned Judge was perfctly right, and agreed with him that the plaintiff lid made out his case. The other Lords Justices coicurring, the appeal was dis- missed with costs.
LOCAL EXHIBITS AT THE LONDOlf SHOWS. Mr. J. W. Davies, Artdwyn, Derry Ormond, and the Rev. H, 1. James. Aterduar, took several prizes at the London Horse shows last week. At the Crystal Palace Show, M. J. Watkin Davies got the second prize for the bsst riding pony under 13 hands high; and was highly commended for a horse under 14 hands ii the Driving Class. At the Weinbly Show the sane pony secured a prize in the Driving Class, and vas again highly commended at the Richmond Shew. At the Crystal Palace Show the horse exhibted by the Rev. H. James among the heavy charges was adjudged the best but was not given the prize, as Lord Kensington pointed out that the iorse was docked, At the Wembley Show a horse shown by Mr. James was adjudged the best in tie class for Broughams, but was again unable to ckim the prize as the horse was not exhibited ir harness and livery. Mr. James had to exhibit ninus the livery, and so the prize was withheld. lbt he had the consolation to know, like the old priacher who missed his pay through a rival, that hi had the crown if the other had the five shillings.
SHIPPING NEWS. Of Local Interest. SS Glantivy, on passag to Deptford. SS. Glanhafren sailed for Cardiff. SS. Venus left Odessa fir Rotterdam, June 1st. SS. Glenvech loading a Cardiff. SS. Feliciana arrived atDeptford. SS. Isle of Anglesey arrved at Newport 8th June. SS. Isle of Caldy arrivec Portman, 12th June. SS. Isle of Ramsey arrved at Rouen, 6th June; leaving 14th, for Bristol Clanncl.
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London Letter. [FROM OUR OW CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. THE BOERS. There is not much to interest one in London this week. The newspapers are full of the" crisis" in the Transvaal, but there never was any danger of war. The Saxon is wholesomely afraid of the old Boer. Talk as loudly as the Jingo will, the responsi- ble people know full well what a war with the Transvaal would mean. The country is as big as Germany, though its population is not greater than that of Cardiff. The people are mostly filrmerSi fuie, big, strapping y -ig fellows, armed with a rifle, and as unerring in aim as any Welsh poacher. What would Tommy Atkins" do against such an army 2 The Boer;, could only put 20,000 men in the field,but they would all be finemarksmen-the best in the world,-they would know every rock and hill and valley and crevice in that almost unknown country, and they would, besides, be fighting for hearth and home, for freedom and independence, for language and institutions, for everything, in a word, which every honest man holds dear. An army o 100,000 would be wanted to meet such a body. Fewer men would be crushed at once, and I say, for one, that they would deserve to be defeated. JOHN BULL'S CAUTION. But John Bull is not fool enough to play the game of the multi-millionaires who are down on the Boer, as the English swell in Wales is down on the Welsh peasant. He knows that it would be a tough, a long, and an expensive job to conquer the sturdy Boers, and he knows too that the Africanders in vP.e Col°ny—who are now loyal and dutiful subjects—would side with their brethren in the Republic. Besides, while we were figlltidg lklr. Kruger, our Russian, French, and German rivals would be stealing marches on us in China and other quarters of the world. Therefore, John Bull says, No." John always respects a man who is strong enough to hold his own, and quite riglitly, he despises the poor creature who is always crying out that he is hurt, but who has not the grit to hold his own. So your readers may disregard entirely the sensational paragraphs which are appearing about a war with the Transvaal. No doubt lr. Chamberlain is hurt because he has been aismanceuvred all along the line by the wily old preacher-farmer, who presides over the Republic. But Mr. Chamberlain can't and won't have his own way. He is said to be sulking just at present, and no doubt he will try to intrigue against Lord Salisbury as he intrigued against Mr. Gladstone in 1884. Very well; honest men will come to their own again! THE LESSON OF THE TRANSVAAL. Kruger is popular in this country, despite what the Tories say. Everybody admires the sturdy old peasant, whose chief delights are his Bible and his pipe, and who has stood up successfully against the might and diplomacy of the greatest empire in the world. He always reminds me of a good old Welsh deacon. His training has been obtained in the Seiat and the preaching meeting. He is, in the truest sense, the product of a robust and wholesome Puritanism. What a puny figure does Chamberlain appear by his side, with his veneer of polishr his debating tricks, his hollowness, his insincerity. And Kruger will succeed. John Bull likes a man who stands up to him. He took away his Church from Scotland in 1688, because Sandy dealt him a few hard knocks. He disestablished his Church in Ireland in 1868 because Pat kept worrying him till he did. Why does Taffy still wait for the day of emancipation ? Because we Welshmen whine about the Church without having the courage to stand up for ourselves. Let the Welsh members declare themselves independent, and Disestablishment is safe. MISCELLANEOUS. It is now almost certain that the General Election will take place in a year or so. Liberals should therefore see to the next register. Sir William Harcourt will be present at a Cymru Fydd Garden Party the last Saturday in June. Mr. Lloyd George has been re- elected president of the society, and Mr. Woodward Owen, vice-president.
THE MARKETS. _000.- ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY. Wheat made 5s Od to 5s 6d per 65 lbs; barley, 3s 6d to 3s 9d; white oats, 2s 9d to 3s black oats, 2s. 6d. to 2s 9d. Eggs, 5s to 5s 3d per 120. Salt butter, 8d to lOd per lb. fresh butter, 9d. to lid. Fowls were sold at 3s 6d to 4s per couple, chickens 3s 6d to 4s. Ducks, 4s 6d to 5s per couple. Old Potatoes, 2s 9d to 3s 3d per cwt. New Potatoes, 24d to 3d per lb. CARDIGAN7 WOOL FAIR. The third of these annual fairs took place on Satur- day. The market was completely Hooded with wool. The prices ruled low, ranging from 7d. to 81(1., aver- aging throughout about 8d. per lb. A few very fine samples were secured at 8 £ d. per lb. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a good supply of butter in the market to-day, which sold at from 8d to 8-d per lb; basket butter, 8d to 9d per lb. CORK, Saturday.— Ordinary—firsts, 77s per cwt. seconds, 75s; thirds, 74s; fourths, 0: Superfine firkins, 79s; fine mild ditto, 76s; choicest, 80s. Choicest boxes, 79s. Number of firkins, 340. FISH. GRIMSBY, Saturday.—The market was moderately supplied by some twenty-five steamers and ten smacks brisk demand. Quotations :-Soles, lOd to lid turbot, 5d to 7d brills, 8d; lobster?, Is to Is 2d; salmon, Is 3d to Is 5d grilse, Is 3d to Is 5d per lb plaice, 4s to 6s. HAY AND STRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Good supplies and quiet trade at the following prices Good to prime hay, 60s to 82s inferior to fair ditto, 40s to 55s good to prime clover, 70s to 85s inferior to fair ditto, 50s to 68s|; mixture and sanfoin, 50s to 80s; straw, 248 to 36s per load. METAL. LONDON, Tuesday.—Copper easier, £75 5s cash, £75 2s 6d three months. Spelter, Z27 lOg market steady. Spanish load, iEl4 3s 9d to 2. "• ditto," £ 14 8s 9d.
Births, marriages and Deatbs. MARRIAGES. WATKIN-DAVIES. 14th June, at the Tabernacle Chapel, Aberystwyth, by the Rev. T. Levi, pastor, in the presence (Il the Rev. W. Jones, Mr. T. L. Watkin, Penrhiwceiber, Pontypridd, to Miss Eliza- beth Davies, Llanerthyr, Devil's Bridge. DEATHS. TIIOMAS.—8th June, Thomas Thomas, market gar- dener, Pwllholi, Llanbadarn, aged 66 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE; REES, at the WELSH GAZETTE Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, June 15t1:, 1899.