>JOTICE.—This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Saatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour ? Tht--e, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROGERS. Our country cannot well subsist without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. ROUSSBAU. » He who, being master of the fittest moment to I crush his enemy, magnanimously neglect it, is born to be a conqueror. LAVATHR. There are two kind of things which we ought not to fret about; what we can help and what we ,cannot help. WHATELY. The formation of his character is not, as it ought to be, the chief concern with every man. Many wish merely to find a sort of recipe for comfort, directions for acquiring riches, or whatever good they aim at. GOETHE. The worst effect of sin is within, and is not manifest in poverty, and pain, and bodily deface- ment, but in the discrowned faculties, the unworthy love, the low ideal, the brutalised and enslaved spirit. F. H. CHAPIN. if The great high-road of human welfare lies along the old highway of steadfast well-doing and they -who are the most persistent, and work in the truest spirit, will invariably be the most successful; success treads on the heels of every right effort. SMILBS. Many have left the search with sighs Who sought for hearts and found but eyes. The bright stars are not the best To follow in the way to rest. W. S. LANDOR.
The Best Man. The best man and most beloved by the gods, is he that as a husbandman does the duties of husbandry; as a surgeon the duties of the medical art; in political life the duty towards the common- wealth. The man that does nothing well is neither useful nor agreeable to the gods. SOCRATES.
The Struggling Soul. There is nothing degrading in the humblest and the hardest fate; nothing much nobler in this world than a meek true soul, struggling against the ;narrow bounds of the sphere assigned it, and faith- ful to cherish the light of God in the inglorious darkness of a bitter lot. JAMES MARTINEAU.
Knowledge. Talk about those subjects you have bad long in your mind, and listen to what others say about subjects you have studied but recently. Knowledge and timber should not be much used until they are .seasoned. O. W. HOLMES. -40
The Lessons of Spring. Lessons sweet of Spring returning, Welcome to the thoughtful heart 1 May I call ye sense or learning, Instinct pure, or heaven-taught art Be your title what it may, Sweet the lengthening April day, While with you the soul is free, Ranging wild o'er hill and lea. Soft as Memnon's harp at morning', To the inward ear devout, Touch'd by light, with heavenly warning Your transporting chords ring out. Every leaf in every nook, Every wave in every brook, Chanting with a solemn voice, Minds us of our better choice, JOHN KEBLE.
Epitaph of John Ruskin's Parents. In the little Churchyard of Shirley, not far from the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, there is a ponderous gravestone, bearing the fol- lowing characteristic inscriptions: "Here rests, from day's well-sustained burden, John Thos. Ruskin, born in Edinburgh, May 10, 1785, He died in his home in London, March 3, 1854. He was an entirely honest merchant, and his memory is, to all who keep it, dear and helpful. His son, whom lie loved to the uttermost, and taught to speak truth, says this of him. Here, beside my father's body, I have laid my mother's. Nor was dearer earth ever returned to earth, nor purer life recorded in heaven. She died December 5, 1861, aged 90."
Hope. FROM THE TJERMAN OF SCHILLER. Unceasingly we talk and dream Of some happier days in store; Before us place some golden aim, And then labour for it evermore. The world grows old, and then its youth renews, And still mankind a better hope pursues. Kind Hope attends us all the way; She hovers round our childhood s bed, The young man feels her magic charm, She sheds her light e'en round the dead. The Tree of Life blooms ever on the grave Of him whom sure and steadfast Hope doth save This is no vain, no baseless thought, Begotten in the foolish breast; It is the heart's loud, earnest voice, That tells us of a better rest; And when that inner, living voice, she hears, The soul within us banishes her fears. REV. J. KINGSTON, R.N.
The Charm of Music. Of all delights, those who have the gift or taste for it, music is the most exquisite. To affix the term amusement to it is perhaps scarcely fair. It is always more than this when duly appreciated. Luther ranked it as a science next in order to theology. Whoever despises music," he said, as is the case with all fanatics, with him I can never agree; for music is a gift of God, and not a discovery of man. It keeps Satan at a distance, and by making a man happy, he looses all anger, pride, and every other vice. After theology, I give music thq second rank and highest honour :and we see David, together with all the saints, have ex- pressed their thoughts in verse, in rhyme, and in song. Most of all, I approve these two recreations and amusements—namely, music and chivalrous exercises, with fencing, wrestling, &c.tbe first chasing away the cares of the heart and melancholy thoughts, the other beneficial in exercising and 1improving the limbs, and keeping the body in health." So Luther, with that manly and healthy instinct which always characterises him. He loved music himself, and always found a solace in ;it; and every sympathetic, and tender, and beautiful nature will do the same. It is a charm not only in itself, but a charm to keep us from idle and frivolous amusements. While stealing the senses by its soft witchery, it awakens at the same time the most hidden fountains of intellectual feelinsr, so that under its spell, more than at any other time, we feel— J Though inland far we be, j Our souls have sight of that immortal sea J Which brought us hither Can in a moment travel thither- Can see the children sport upon the shore, And hear the mighty waters rolling evermoro. There is no other recreation, if this be a proper 'name for it at all, which is so purely intellectual. Other amusements, many games, may exercise the intellect, and even largely draw forth its powers of forethought, of decision, and readiness; but music appeals to the soul in those deeper springs which lie close to spiritual and moral feeling. It lifts it out of the present and visible into the future and invisible. Even in its gayer and lighter strains it often does this, as well as in its more solemn and sacred chants. The simple lilt of a song which we have heard in youth, or which reminds us of home and country—some fragment of melody, slight in wieaniiig, 'yet exquisitely touching in sweet or pathetic \rildness—will carry the soul into a higher region, and make a man feel kindred with the immortals— 011, joy that in our embers 'Is something that doth live That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive A jy 8 precious as this, and which may Minwiteir to such high ends, is one whick we are warranted in seeking the fullest indulgence. Du. TULLOCM.
IN A COUNTRY WORK- HOUSE. Happy Child Life. BT "PHILIP SIDNEY." So much now a days is heard about the dull, grey, monotonous life in the Workhouse—and there is some truth in part of this statement—that it is a real pleasure to be able, honestly and voluntarily to see another side of the shield, and from the back of the cloud seize a ray of golden light It would indeed be easy to find a model town workhouse-such e. g. as our own in Aberystwyth of which more anon-but what I sought for was one in the depth of the country, somewhat off the beaten track, and this verily and truly I found in Tregaron. No one there had the slightest intimation that a visitor was expected on the day of my arrival so there was no opportunity of furnishing up the wards for any inspection—and truth to tell-none was necessary; the best proof that the authorities and their officials are indeed guardians of the Poor," and not merely of the Poor-rate." The situation of this house is almost romantic, on the crest of a steep bank overhanging the river Brennig, and within view of the Teify, the scene of the adrentures of Twm Shon Catti. Little$by little under the guidance of the Master, this bank, originally neglected and wild, has been transformed into a thing of beauty and a joy for ever." Terraced walks lead down to the river's brim, and seats enable the inmates to rest and enjoy the scene. It is not a house rwhich can in 'any sense be termed a large one, 40 people is all that can be accomodated, and 38 is the highest number which has been accomodated in the present Master's long and beneficial reign of some sixteen years. From attic to basement, in the old folks' rooms and in the children's quarters, the sun finds entry through the most liberal allowance of large, clean windows. Sun everywhere, plenty of it, to warm and cheer the hearts and bodies of all ages. Unless I am mistaken, the three workhouses of Lampeter, Rhyader and Tregaron were all built about the year 1876; and if the other two be so bright and airy as Tregaron, then indeed are they fortunate. On all sides cleanliness is visible, and there are the proverbial hundred-and-one signs in evidence that life here is not one under military regime, but that love, kindliness and brotherly consideration go hand in hand, and here hold strong sway. It is JQot my intention here to go into minute details of the working of this country workhouse Mr. Birdiam's faithful and cheery reports do all that is necessary in that respect. Let me rather dilate awhile on child life in this place, and remove, it may be, some ideas which perchance linger in my readers' minds anent the work'us child" and its "pulling up," as I once heard it described. Thanks to Charles Dickens, Mr. Bumble and his satellites no longer torment Oliver Twist. Queen Anne is dead, and so, too, is Bumble, though here and there, even in this closing year of the nine- teenth century one sometimes receives a kick from his plush-gaitered legs. It would be hard to find any place where child life is more and better cared for (I use these words advisedly) than it is here under the parental affec- tion of the Master and the Matron. There is no gloom, no being made to feel unduly that the lads and lasses are being reared under a cast-iron system, in which charity—save the word —is so conspicuously absent. No set uniforms, nothing which shall tend to separate the youngsters from their fellows in the town they go to the same day school, and right well-by the way—are they cared for there; they go in and out with others to church and chapel, they feel one would fain hope, that their lives are not altogether forgotten and uncared for, midst the glorious surroundings which our Common Father, with impartial hand bestows alike on all His children. Fancy what it really means when I say that never a child leaves Tregaron Union to take its place in the common round of daily work without carrying away a banking account and a bank book, his or her own, very own property. Yet so it is, thanks to the foresight of the Matron, who sees that every child under her care whilst in the house, has a money box, into which odd pence are dropped, and when, from time to time the sum of one shilling is reached, straightway off it goes to the P.O. savings bank. Many odd coppers come to the children from neighbours and others, which are thus saved, and to such a good result, that the average banking account total standing to every boy's and girl's credit when leaving is quite 20s., probably a little more. The boys, after fourteen, generally get to the coal mines at Mountain Ash and other places in South Wales, and at once begin to earn their liveli- hood. The starting of every lad is personally supervised by the Master, who looks after the lodgings-a detail of the greatest importance in its bearing on future success—the Church or chapel membership, and other details. All the lads (save one) thus started by the Master have remained firm, consistent total ab. stainers, a fact which speaks volumes for the good of the early training. As years roll on, every summer finds these grow- ing lads and young men coming of their own free will to spend their holiday or part of it in Tre- garon with the Master and Matron need more be said than this striking statement? To them they look as unto a father and mother. With the girls, too, it is the same. The Matron sees to the advisability or otherwise of every home before the girl enters it for domestic service, has an eye to her outfit, and is well repaid for any amount of trouble by the high esteem in which girls from such a home are held in the neighbour- hood. Many little matters, often overlooked, tend to this healthy, bright child life. I have alluded to the absence of uniform, and the free mingling with other children but can bear personal testimony to the value of another agency, that of the one common free table. It has been practised here for such a long period as to show that the plan works out, in financial aspect, far cheaper than the hard and fast scale of weights and measures. J .There is that" ample sufficiency" which prevents waste, and satisfies the appetities alike of healthy growing youngsters, sober middle age and the more dainty 11 thin bread and butter" want of the sere and yellow autumn of a tired life. Admirable in principle and generally too in practice, as is the system of boarding out Union Children, there would be little or no necessity for it if all similar establishments were so happily circumstanced in their child life as this in Tregaron. On Sundavs all the inmates go out of the house to divine worship, and are free to follow their individual wishes. On Friday evenings there is a service in the house alternately conducted by conforming and non con- conforming ministers of the Gospel. As in other unions, so here, we get the two classes of tramps, viz the bona-fide honest working man with wife and family seeking some job which shall feed him and those dependent on him and the professional tramp whose mastery of the art of stome breaking is frequently a marvel to those who notice it. Haviag from personal investigation and practical experience some amount of knowledge of the working, discipline and general arrangements of various*1 workhouses, I am bound to bear my testimony to the very high rank attained by Tregaron, especially in the success of its child rearing and life, and the reswlts attained in other departments by the use of that perfect love which oastcth out fear.
CYMRU FU. Queries 1. Can any of your readers tell me when the Castle Grounds became the property of the Corporation?" L. 2. "Who was "Lewis" who gave the name to Lewis Terrace!" E. 3. "There was once a Rosemary-street in Aber- ystwyth can any of your readers tell me where it was, and at what time the name was lost ? U. OLD TRKFECHAN BRIDGES.—The present stone bridge across the Rheidol, built a few years back by Mr. David Lloyd, builder, to connect the town with Trefechan, is said to be the third stone bridge constructed across the river at that spot. Its pre- decessor, the youngest of our readers remember, was swept away quite recently by the river ki consequence o floods arising from heavy rains and the thawing of the moun- tains' snows. That bridge had braved the floods of the Rheidol and the tides and weather for about a century It had been built by Edward Ellis, bridge builder as he styled himself. He was a native of Dolgelley, and was grandfather of the late Mr. Edward Ellis. auctioneer, recently deceased, and great-grandfather of Mr. D. Ellis, Little Darkgate-street. The last who crossed over the bridge which was there before that, was Dr. Rice Williams, the ancestor of the late Dr. Rice Williams, of old Penbryn House (now no more) Marine-terrace, whose family has been intimately connected with our town for a long time, and which is connected with the Meddygon Mvddfai" I of Welsh lore. It appears that the natives of a r century ago had great apprehensions about the r stability of the old bridge, and looked forward almost daily to its downfall. But Dr. Rice was a brave, fearless, venturesome sort of a man, whom nothing daunted. One day when returning home J on horseback, having been going his round of patients in the country, he had no sooner crossed 1 the bridge at a brisk gallop, when the structure gave way with a tremendous crash. He is said to J have been the last to venture his life on the bridge, and he only narrowly escaped a watery grave. The old natives used to say that tbeie had been a wooden bridge at the spot even before this last one to which I have referred, was constructed V.M. ABERYSTWYTH PLACE NAMES.—Some time ago a question was asked why "Poplar Row" was so called. It may be interesting to many of our younger readers to know that years ago, tall pop- lars were to be seen in that row, and they gave the name to it. The poplars were planted when the houses in the narrow row were built, and we are told that more trees were planted there than actually grew to such a height as those who are above 35 years of age remember them. Seven trees gnew to a goodly height, and each of the houses in Poplar-row claimed its own tree. A boy might often be heard saying to a playmate, Don't climb up that poplar, it is ours." The first poplar fell on a Sunday in January, 1870, on the occasion of a great storm. This tree was just opposite the first house in the row. About six years or so elapsed before they were finally destroyed. This occurred when the present culvert which runs through the Row was closed in about 1876. The trees had become greatly decayed in their inner parts, and when one went the others were quite ready to follow suit. As the houses in Poplar-row were built about 1830, on a lease of 75 years, we are in a position to date approximately the year of the planting of the poplars. A question was asked, too, about Skinner-street and 'the old factory which was close by. Close to the Skinner-street schoolroom formerly used as a British School and indeed built for that pur- pose, there used to be years ago a long building stretcting from the stream which ran through Pop- lar Row, now closed up, and at right angles to the stream. The nearer portion of this building was the ffactri," the further portion was used as a skinnery. Beyond the skinnery, near where Trinity-place is now, was the inhabited house of Mr John Hughes, Y Glwfer," whose descendants are alive to-day. The ffactri," had an open floor, on which two donkeys going their circular grinds worked the machinery upstairs. The ffactri" was kept by Mr Richards, an excellent man, and a leader of congregational singing of the Welsh Wesleyans of the town. His descendants, the Stephen's keep up to this day the family reputation for music. Mr Richards died about 1857 or 1858. In its later years, the factory machinery had been worked by water power, and a system of syphon structures might be seen in Poplar-row by which the water was conveyed to turn a by-no-means large driving-wheeel.
REVIEW. The Public Library Journal, the quarterly magazine of the Cardiff and Penartb Free Public Libraries, and the Cardiff Museum con- tinues to show every sign of a healthy and hearty life. The current issue is full of good things, not the least being the portrait of the late Mr. Ruskin, and the tribute to his memory by Sydney J. Chapman, M.A., lecturer on political science in the U.C. of South Wales and Monmouth. Amongst the notes we cull the following most acceptable announcementsrespecting Vavasor Powell. Once more we have to congratulate Mr. Wm Scott, of Hazelwood, Cardiff, upon another of his lucky "finds" in a copy of Huw Jones o Langwm's Diddanwch Teuluaidd," 1763, which belonged in 1797 to John William Prichard, celebrated as herbalist, bard, antiquary, and wood-carver, of Plasybrain, Anglesey. The owner, in a clear, sculpturesque hand, has written numerous notes on the margins of the pages, and has also inserted poems by Goronwy Owen and Lewis Morris which have never been printed. Mr Scott has also purchased and lent to the Free Library an extremely interesting volume, containing in Welsh, a catechism on the foundation of Christ- ian religion, translated and edited by Stephen Hughes, of Meidrim, by whom it was published in 1672, the year in which Hughes also issued the first complete edition of Vicar Prichard's Canwyll y Cymry." Copies of the 1672 catechism are very rare. But this volume has a further interest. Bound up with the catechism is a collection of prayers, in Welsh, in the handwriting of Vavasor Powell, the celebrated Welsh Nonconformist minister, who died in 1670. The volume has a contemporary binding of vellum, with a flap and clasp, and was evidently much treasured by its first owner, who may have been a relative or a friend of Vavasor Powell's. Mr Scott has had the binding carefully restored by an expert." The list of books published in or relating to Wales from December. 1899, to March, 1900, is a departure which will be welcomed by all interested in the subject, only those who have had the unfortunate time-taking task of hunting up particulars can fully estimate what a boon this column will be. We congratulate Mr Ballinger and his staff on the results now attained in the departments for which they are responsible, and the latest results of which are here set down in such a businesslike and literary manner. GEO. EYRH EVANS.
LLEDROD. DEATH.—■ On Sunday evening the death took place of Mr. John Davies, Tynygraig, in the 86th year of his age. Deceased, who was a retired farmer, was well known and highly esteemed in the neighbourhood, and was a member of the C.M. Church. He leaves three children, one son who is in London and two daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral is to take place on Friday.
RHYDLEWIS. MARIVOLARTTIA-U.-G yda phrudd-der yr ydym yn gorfod cofnodi marwolaeth Mr. David Griffiths, Caebidwl, yr hyn a gymcrodd le dydd Mercher, yr 21ain o Fawrth. Claddwyd ef y dvdd Sadwrn canlynol yu mynwent capel yr Annibynwyr, Hawen. Gwasanaethwyd yn yr angladd gan y Parah. D. Gwynne Lewis, Crugiau, a'r Parch. E. Keri Evans, Hawen. Bu yr ymadawedig yn ddiacon fiyddlon yn y lie (Hawen) am nifer o flynyddau. Traddododd y Parch. E. Keri Evans bregeth angladdol nos Sabboth y 24ain o Fawrth. Cododd ei destyn oddiar y drydedd adnod yn y Salm gyntaf.—Ar ol cystudd maith a blin bu farw Mrs. Oliver, priod y Parch. D. Oliver, Twrgwyn, I dydd Iau, yr 22ain o Fawrth Claddwyd hi y dydd Mawrth canlynol yn mynwent Twrgwyn. Gwasanaethwyd yn yr angladd fel y canlyn:—Yn y ty gan y Parch. T. Thomas, gynt o Pontnewyn- ydd. Yn y capel dechreuwyd trwy ddarllen a gweddio gan y Parch. E. Keri Evans, M.A. (Hawen), a pbregethodd y Parch. Evan Phillips, Emlyn. Ar lan y beddgan y Parch. J. Davies (A.), Glynarthen, a'r Parch. Rhys J. Lloyd, Rheithor.'JTroedyraur. Gadawodd briod a phedwar o blant i alaru ar ei hoi.
-I CARDIGAN. COUNTY SCHOOL.—We notice with' pleasure that Mr Alexander Clark, B.Sc., whose witty and pungent Digressions formerly added such zest to the U.C.W. magazine, has recently been ap- pointed on the staff here. We congratulate both the school and the county on his return to this part of the Principality, where many years of his life were passed. LIBERAL CLUB.—The half-yearly meeting of the members of this Club was held on Thursday even- ing, when there was a large attendance, Councillor D. Ivor Evans being voted to the chair. The busi- ness was generally to receive Mr W. R. Richards' the hon. secretary's report on the finances of the Club, and to deal with sundry matters connected with its management. The present membership is 120, and the life of the Club is at this juncture especially vigorous. The reading room is aroply supplied with reading matter, and the service of Press telegrams commenced last October has proved a great attraction. The Cltii) is really a credit to the party with which it is allied. Ahlermaa Beynon Evans drew the attention of the members to the TVelsk Gazette, which he said was the re- cognised organ of the Liberal party in the county, and a most creditable production. He moved that- the paper should be supplied to the Olub, and the i resolution was carried unanimously.
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HANDSOME SH R rES: ORNAMENTAL FLOWBttING AXD DECIDUOUS TRBES ANit SHRUBS iii variety and every size. COVERT A5i» HliDGE PLANTS anv size required. AUCUBAS LAURELS, LILACS, RHODODENDRONS, ROSES. HOLLIES, etc. WE INVITE INSPECTION. PRIVET—2 to 2.1 ft.. 8. 100; 24 to 3 ft., 10e. and I2s. 6d. 100; 3 to 4 ft., 15s. 100 4 to 5 ft, 20e. 100. Chrysanthemum Catalogue, containing this vear's Novelties now ready. Write us stating your wants, and ask for Printed Cata- logiic,&-Po.t Fret. WE GROW WHAT WE SELL. SEEDS! SEEDS!! SEEDS! Of everv description for Garden and Farm. Our stock ARE RELIABLE, none beiug sent out until THOROUGHLY and NATURALLY tested. See list of Novelties for coming Season's showing. Many Testimonials from Prize-winners of Vegetables and Flowers. Our Catalogue contains useful information for Profes- sional and Amateur, and is posted Free on application alse ) FARM SEED LIST. LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Plans by Landscape Artist. Estimat,es, Specifications. and advice on laying out or remodelling grounds. Imple- Incnts of every description. CLIBRANS', Altrincham AND MANCHESTER- BRANCHES 10, Market Street, Manchester (for seeds, etc."), Bangor and Principality Nursery, Llandudno. WARD & CO's ABERYSTWYTH BAZAAR Is the S otBd Shop for. TOYS And Every Description of FANCY ARTICLES. BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SMOKERS' REQUISITES. 8 GREAT DARKGATE STREET HUGHE S'S PECTORAL COUGH BALSAM (From the Original Prescription of a Leading West End Physician), GeRES COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, AND ALL CHEST AND THROAT AFFECTIONS. PRICE, v- AND 2/6 POST FREE. PREPARED ONLY BY E. DAVIES HUGHES, M.P.S. (Late of J. G. Gould & Co., Oxford Street, London, W.) The Pharmacy, TOWYN. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CONFECTIONER. AGENT FOR BARRETT'S LoNDON CONFECTIONERY FINEST SELECTION OF NOVELTIES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE FROM THE LEADING FIRMS. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR CYCLISTS. Most Central Place in Town. NOTE THE ADDRESS:- MORGANS' ffiglKlass Confectionerp stores, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK. Tea Rooms and Refreshments. BUY YOUR MEDICINES FROM DAVIES BROS., THE PHARMACY, LAMPETER ALL DRUGS AND CHEMICALS GUARANTEED PURIT Y. FOR HIGH-CLASS OUTFITS GO TO TOM JONES, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER LATEST STYLE IN TAILORING COM- BINED WITH MODERATE CHARGES. Waterloo Buildings SHAVING SALOON BATH STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. F. PAPDEN, LATE OF CLARKSOX, LONDON, AND JOINSON, ABEHYSTWYTH, BEGS to inform the public in genera! that he has taken the above Premises, and trusts by careful attention to all orders to receive a fair share of their esteemed patronage. Wigs, I-rinses. Tails of Hair and Combine's made up on the Premises on the shortest notice. Old Tails re-made and dyed at moderate charges. JOHN LLOYD & SONS, TOWN CRIERS, BILL POSTERS AND DISTRIBUTORs, HAVE the largest number of most prominent Posting Stations, in all parts ef AberY-sfwvth and District. Having lately purchased tke business and station? of Aberystwyth Advertising and Genera Bill Posting Stations, they arc able to take large contract* of every description. Over 100 Stations in the Town and Distriet. Otfieial JSill Posters to the Town and County Ult- cils, G.W.R. Co., Cambrian Railway Co., al the Auctioneers of the Town and District, and other Putfic Bodies. Business Notices. ESTABLISHED 1835. D. R. JONES AND SON, LADIES', GENTLEMEN"S & CHILDREN'S BOOT & SHOE MAKER. 7, B RIDG E S TIU-ET, ^EEHYSTWYTH A large assortment of Children's Boots and Shoes always in Stock. Sand Boots in Great Varietv. Kepaiftg neatly and promptly executed. AGENT FOR HEBCCLES NOBILITY AND THE HOIM AST BRAND. Lampeter Hand-sewn Boots alwavs in Stoek. J. W. EVANS, DRAPEIF AND OUTFITTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Is now showing a Splendid Selection of NEW WINTER GOODS In all Departments. BOYS' D MEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, LADIES AND CHILDREN'S JACKETS, &C. THE FAVOUR OF A CALL WILL OBLIGE. HAIRDRESSING. BUY YOUK ORNAMENTAL HAIK DIEECT FROM THE MAKER. A LARGE ABSOKTSIENT OF TRESSES OF HAIR, CYCLIST FRINGES, WIGS, SCALPS, PARTINGS. FRONTS. HAIR DYES, RESTORERS, and all kinds of TOILET REQUISITES. LADIES' HAIR COMBINGS TASTEFULLY MAJDE UP. A. JOINSON, 14, pIER STREET, t EEEYSTHTTB RICHARD MORGAN, • GENERAL GROCER, CORN" FLOUR MERCHANT, BEAT J-J AKKGATE CTREE T, A BERYSTIN-YTIEL COUGH MIXTURE FOE WINTER COUGH AND BRONCHITIS TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TONIC. 10jd. and 2s. 3d. per bottle, post free. Mr. J. E. LEAH, A.R.C.O., Organist and Choirmaster English Congregational Church, Portland-street, Aberystwyth (late of Richmond Hill Congregational Church, Bournemouth), Gives lessons by Correspondence in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, &c. Personal lessons also in Pianoforte, Organ, Singing and Theory. Preparation for Examination. Many Successes. Schools attended. Next term commences Sep- tember 18th, 1899. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, &c. Address Bourneville," North Road, Aberystwyth J. GWILYM EVANS. Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, A HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD, TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLAVOUR. 1. AND G. LLOYD, COACHBUILDERS, ALFRED PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. Carriages made to order on the shortest notice. Experienced Men kept for all Branches CARRIAGES FOR SALE. HARFORD SQUARE, LAMPETER. WAI/J I K DAVIES Is now making a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Mackintosh Cloaks, Furs, Costumes, etc., PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS FABRICS. P S. Goods not in Stock procured at Shortest Notice by Parcels arriving daily from London and other centre. ——1 4 JACK EDWARDS, 9, BOOKSELLER, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, 13, pIER STREET. A BERYSTWYTH, DAVID JAMES. Suitings, Coatmjrs, Trouserings, kr., in the best fashion and at reasonable prices. Cricketing and Boating Suits made to order on the Shortest Notice. W. H. TRUSCOIT, WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, LAPIDARY AND OPner nriERHACE X> OAD, 9 TOST OF' A large assortment of Wedding, Diamoid lüqë,