THE LEISURE HOUR. NOTICE.-This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour ? These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROGERS. A handful of good life is worth a bushel of learn- ing. GEORGE HERBERT. Character is moral order seen through the medium of an individual nature. EMERSON. Men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong. EMERSON. # This Universe has its laws. If we walk accord- ing to the law of the Law Maker, he will befriend us; if not, not. THOMAS CARLYLE. Honour is like the eve, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage; it is a pr»Wous stone, the price of which is lessened by the least flaw. BOSSUET. f The correspondences of wisdom and goodness are manifold, and that they will accompany each other is to be inferred, not only because men's wisdom makes them good, but because their goodness makes them wise. SIR HENRY TAYLOR.
4> Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for all that, That sense and worth o'er all the earth, May bear the palm and all that. For all that, and all that; It's coming yet, for all that, That man to man, the wide world o'er, Shall brothers be for all that. BURNS.
» The Lark's Flight (FOR THE YOUNG.) Out in the country the bells were ringing, Out in the fields was a child at play, And up to Heaven a lark went singing, Blithe and free, on that morn of May. And the child looked up as she heard the singing, Watching the lark as it flew away: 0, sweet lark, tell me, heavenward winging, Shall I go also to Heaven one day? « Deep in the shade of a mighty city, Toiled a woman for daily bread; There was only the lark to pity, Singing all day in his cage o'erhead. And there they dwelt in the gloom together, 'Prisoned and pent in that narrow street; But the bird still sang of the golden weather, The woman dreamt of her childhood sweet. Still in her dreams the bells were ringing; Still a child in the fields was she, And she opened the cage where the lark was singing. Kissed him gently, and set him free. And up and on, as the lark went singing, Down came a voice that seemed to say E'en as the lark that is heavenward winging, Thou shalt go also to Heaven one day I" —MISS WEATHERLT. ♦
MINING IN CARDILAND. Gwalia et Italia. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." History repeats itself, but under different con- ditions Italians worked our Cardiganshire mines more than 1,000 years ago on their own account; to-day they are again working on our hillsides in friendly relationships with the descendants of the tribes with whom they formerly fought. Strange but true, as all may see for themselves if they will follow my example, and personally visit Frongoch Mines, now being made to yield its lead ore and spelter by the Soci6t6 Anonyme Des Mines de Frongoch, of which company Mr Nagara is the courteous and business like manager. Frongoch lies five miles west from Trawscoed Station, away up in the wild mountain regions, where, for centuries the mines have been woiked with varying successes, by divers persons and com- panies, as may be read in Meyrick's History of Cardiganshire," and in Councillor Thos. Owen Morgan's most admirable Guide to Aberystwith," a copy of which, priced twopence, I recently saw on an old book stall in Farringdon Street. To Mr David Jones, Rest, Prince of De- mocracy,"and the builder of all the newly erected machinery and engine houses at Frongoch, I am indebted for making long round of inspection as pleasant for me as could be desired. With him as guide what more wanted 7 Full of years, and withal vigorous still, he who has served four Earls of Lisbiloc, and knows well nigh every tree and stone for miles round Crosswood, was waiting to give me the benefit of his trap and his company on the day of my visit. It is worth recording here, to a generation which has arisen since he laid it down, that it is to Mr David Jones the public owes that indispensable bridge which crosses the Ystwyth at Trawscoed station, and takes the place of the ancient ford a little further down the river. He personally collected the necessary amount of its cost, some £460, superintended its construction, and got the Earl of Lisburne to inaugurate its opening with a well-remembered luncheon in the mansion. All the country side knows how the master of Rest" has gone in and out amongst the natives for nigh 70 years, and how he has battled, and that successfully, for their rights as Nonconformists* Would it not now be a graceful act on their part to see that the small amount still owing to him for the bridge was offered him 7 The first building to be called at on [our way up is the extensive engine house at Redrock, which contains one of, if not indeed the largest and most powerful engines in South Wales, which serves the motor power for all the mines, and in its airy sur- roundings keeps happy companionship with the electric dynamo. How the Roman miners would stare to see their countrymen of to-day working with the electric light as their illuminant I But so it is, the mountain torrents furnishing more than is necessary in the matter of water supply. A little higher up the steep road we come to the largest and perhaps the most interesting building the Floorings," where the mineral is received by tram way from the mine head, and manipulated en,roitte in its descent to the crushing mills, and thence to Trawscoed station. The Floorings contain machinery, turned out in masterful manner by Green's Foundry at Aber- ystwyth, machinery which has given every satis- faction to the enterprising management. The electric machinery is of English, German, and Swiss workmanship, and is in itself alone worth journeying to inspect. Following the tram lines we soon come to the mine head with its winding machinery by English and French firms, ani its pumping forces from English and German factories. Needless to say, in view of the well-known fact that Frongoch mine is probably the deepest in Cardiganshire, all that pertains to the safety of human life in ascending and descending, needs to be of the most perfect construction that advanced experience can yield. Here we find it, with the added security that it bears the stamp of personal attention given it by the manager and the captain and officials respon- sible to him and the directors. No fault can be found with the management in the employment given to nearly 100 Italian miners. Far and wide were enquiries made and advertise- ments inserted for miners, but the local supply was far too insufficient for the demand, hence the importation of foreign hands. The last thirty years have witnessed much of our best mining population emigrating to new scenes of labour; there was, little or no demand at home, or in Cornwall, and America, with her ever open door was ready to admit the skilled workman, with his wife and family. The settlement of some 100 Italians on the hill- side of Cardiganshire, away from any town or village was no small undertaking to be faced by the management of Frongoch mines. It proved itself however equal to the strain, and rose to the occasion by promptly erecting resi- dential barracks, where under one roof the Italians have their home from home. The men are under a three years' contract, to stay at Frongoch, their wives and families remain in Italy, whilst the fathers and sons work away in Cardiland. The barracks resemble one large hotel, or club, where for a fixed sum, the inmates are found by the managers of the mines with the necessaries of life, careful cookery, by trained servants, clean bedding, and healthy recreation all have a place here. From one of the oldest resident Welshmen who has seen much of our Italian friends since their arrival, I hear that they are but little addicted to excessive drinking, are of decent, orderly living, and fraternise happily and amicably with their Welsh brethren. Being of the Roman Catholic'Church, a place of I worship had naturally to be also provided, and this i has been done,—lind well done too—by renting and transforming an adjacent and disused Wesleyan Chapel, the reminder of the time in the early years of this century when the Cornish meJ) were working here and as followers of John Wesley, built this simple chapel by the road side, in as picturesque a spot could be desired. Service having ceased to be held in it for some years, Mr Nogara, at his own expense, has caused the building to be overhauled and luade weather proof, renewed the fallen fences, converted the original entrance porch into a sacristry, opened up a new door and engaged an Italian speaking priest to minister to the congregation. We may not all see eye to eye with our brethren of the Church of Rome, but who is there amongst us bold enough to deny that such a determination to carry on the worship dear to them in a foreign land, as ours is to them-is not worthy of all praise ? Here let me record my feeling, held in common with the manager and shareholders of Frongoch Mines that it will be well for the authorities at Aberystwyth to endeavour by all means in their power, to see that the much needed communication between the goods station and the Harbour is once again in going order. We have long and of cause lamented the decline in the mining industries, and the well remembered constant loading of lead into the vessels moored in our harbour is often referred to by older inhabitants; here there may be a chance of seeing a return of the tide of mining property; will Aberystwyth be wise enough to seize it at the flood ? I think it will, and it is good to know that our City fathers "—much abused as they are at times —are now actively engaged in dealing with the question. To raise dues may be right and proper, but to increase facilities for traffic of heavy ore is quite as necessary and of as much importance. Before long I hope to be in a position to give my readers a supplementary chapter which shall deal with the underground workings of this mine. Here I will do no more now other than urge them to spend a half holiday ina wholesome health- giving tour, which shall be from Trawscoed station to Frongoch, returning through the romantic scenery of Pontrhydygroes, and by the steep fir clad banks of Ystwyth. Too long" and too stupid says Mr Cycle- ecorcher; yes probably," I reply, to such as you and your following who know not the story of eyes and no eyes," but to those who can and will see what is going on in our midst I commend this trip to the spot where Gwalia et Italia are in happy comradeship.
Day Unto Day. You look at the day, but you see not its splendour, Its promises vast, or its hopes true and tender Your thoughts are afar, and your vain heart is sighing The future to see, while the present is dying. Yet here is the day, with its unwritten story. Its possible record of shame, or of glory; And you must.trace something for joy or for weep- ing In life's wondrous book which the angels are keep- ing- No sunbeam e'er lighted on hill-top or valley, Without power to quicken, to cheer or to rally, And no rivulet, flowing to join the great main, Ever sang its low murmuring music in vain. No life need be low, though its lot be but lowly, The day may be radiant with deeds high and holy. And glad trustful thoughts of a morrow's bright dawning Shall lead the soul onward from morning to morn- ing. ANNIE E. LYDDON.
+ The Swallow Tribe. The swallow, is one of my favourite birds, and a rival of the nightingale, for he glads my sense of seeing, as much as any other does my sense of hearing. He is the joyous prophet of the year- the harbinger of the best season; he lives a life of enjoyment amongst the loveliest forms of Nature; winter is unknown to him, and he leaves the green meadows of England in autumn for the myrtle and orange groves of Italy and the palms of Africa he has always objects of pursuit, and his success is secure. Even the beings selected for his prey are poetical, beautiful, and transient. The ephemera are saved, by his means, from a slow and lingering death in the evening, and killed in a moment, when they have known nothing of life but pleasure. He is the constant destroyer of insects-the friend of man, and, with the stork -and the ibis, may be regarded as a sacred bird. The instinct which gives him his appointed season, and which teaches him always when and where to move, may be regarded as flowing from a Divine source; and he belongs to the oracles of Nature, which speak the awful and intelligent language of a present Deity.' SIR HUMPHREY DAVY.
Rain and Sunshine in May. Can anything, outside the pale of the affections, be more lovely than the meadows between the rains of May, when the sun smites them on the sudden like a painter, and they laugh up at him, as if he had lighted a loving cheek I And did 1 say they were out of the pale of the affections See how my language contradicts me: for all lovely things hang together; neither can a true note of pleasure be touched, but all the chords of humanity respond to it. I speak of a season when the returning threats of cold, and the resisting warmth of summer-time, make robust mirth in the air when the winds imi- tate on a sudden the vehemence of winter; and silver-white clouds are abrupt in their coming down; and shadows in the grass chase one another, Pant- ing, over the fields, like a pursuit of spirits. With undulating necks they pant forward, like hounds or the leopard. See I the cloud is after the light, gliding over the country like the shadow of a god. And now the meadows are lit up here and there with sunshine, as if the soul of Titian were standing in Heaven and playing his fancies upon them Green are the trees in shadow; but the trees in thE sun. how twenty-fold green they are-rich anc variegated with gold. Ovid's parrot inhabits sucl foliage in the Birds' Elysium. LEIGH HUNT. -<►
Poets of Nature. For half a century before John Ruskin was born, the art which delineates Nature's beauty, whether with pen or with pencil, had been gloriously ■work in Great Britain. Cowper and Burns had leaped back to Nature, flinging from them, by the mere expanding energy of their manhood and genius, the traditions of the artificial schools, whose intellectual sovereign is Pope; and so sweet and strange, and enchanting was the charm which Nature lent them, that poets and painters hastened to follow their example. Scott, in simple, boy-like enjoyment of morning clouds and breezy hills, of sward begemmed with dewdrops, and torrents flashing in keen lightenings down the gorge; Byron, with less depth and sincerity of love for Nature than Scott, but a more fiery and imaginative sympathy for her sterner aspects and moods—for the throbbing of the earthquake and the answering of mountain to mountain in the thunderstorm i Keats, with a town-bred boy's ecstasy, almost sickly in its yearning intensity over every glimpse of green leafage sprouting a tender boon for nibbling sheep"; Wordsworth, looking upon him- self as a poet-seer, hierophant of the sacredness and the mystery of Nature, watching the shadow élf the daisy on the stone, and listening to the syllables of the brook in the wood; Shelley, exulting in the beauty of the world, and casting over it the light of a loftier idealisation than that of any of the others these, and not these alone, but Campbell, and Hogg, and Christopher North, had filled their works with landscape description, and had made their readers familiar with the countless changes of Nature's grandeur and loveliness, from the purpling of the lake at dawn, to "the lustrous gloom of leaden-coloured evening." PETER BAYNE.
GARDENING AT Penllwyn and Goginan. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION IN HORTICULTURE.— A course of these popular lectures and demonstra- tions have been given at Goginan and Penllwyu during the past and present week by Mr Pickard, the U.C.W. lecturer in horticulture. In the village of Goginan the lectures have been given in the Board School before large and appreciative audi- ences. A matter of congratulation is the fact that each evening the audiences are larger than the pro- ceeding ones, and one hears the remark on every hand—these lectures are just what is wanted in the district and, further, that Mr Pickard is just the man to give to them. He enjoys the rare good for- tune to be at once good friends with every one he meets, and he has the happy faculty of keeping his audiences in rare good humour while he tells them the things they are most wishful to know about their gardens and garden crops. During the fort- night Mr Rowlands, Mr Morgan, Captain Mitchell, Captain Bray, the Rev. Mr Williams, Mr Jonathan and other gentlemen have placed their gardens at Mr Pickard's disposal for the purpose of demon- strating the methods he teaches in the lecture room. These demonstrations have proved most popular and useful. The demonstrator's methods are to ahow how to do any given operation, and give clear reasons for everything he does-reasons that are both obvious and self-convincing—and then asking the onlookers to take part in the work. In this way potatoes are planted, peas, carrots and other seeds are sown, trees are pruned, practical budding and grafting is done, and, in fact, every tree and plant in the garden forms the subject of a practical object lesson or demonstration. A stranger looking into Captain Mitchell's garden on Saturday afternoon would have had his curiosity aroused at the sight of a crowd of people clustered round a dozen young men who were on their knees, evi- dently gravelling in the soil with their hands. Closer inspection, however, would have revealed the fact that they were busily engaged in grafting plum and apple twigs upon the young suckers springing up from the roots of older trees. It is gratifying to know that every one of the young men, notwithstanding the good humoured chaff and humourous remarks they were subjected to from their elders, left the work with a perfectly correct knowledge of how to work four or five different styles of graft. In the evenings lectures have been given on such popular subjects as Potatoes," Leeks and Onions," Peas and Beans," Cabbages," Hardy-fruits," Roses and other Flowers," &c. Speaking about cabbages on Satur- day evening, Mr Pickard said that one of the greatest faults to be found in our small gardens was, that nearly everyone has plenty of vegetables in the late summer and autumn, but comparatively few had any green stuff during the winter and spring months, yet vegetables are equally or even more valuable at this season, than during the summer months. It is quite possible however even by the aid of the cabbage family alone to keep up a succession of crops ready for the pot all the year round. The lecturer said that by briefly tracing the history of the cabbage family, it was quite easy to find out how this succession could be kept up. All the members of the cabbage family with which we are acquainted originated from a wild plant found growing in our own country, somewhat resembling the wild mustard, and this wild plant has given rise to more useful varieties than any other plant we cultivate. This plant we now know under the name of Kale" and im- proved varieties of it are largely grown to this day, every true Scotsman having his Kaleyard. The original kale however was not a very serviceable plant. Its stalk grew five feet or more high, and its leaves were not very palatable to eat until the new leaves at the top of the stalk began to grow in the spring, just before the flowering period. It had one merit however, it was hardy, its nature being to grow the plant one year and produce the seed the next. Some economical souled old German in the ages long past tried to get a kale with a fat stalk fit to eat. He started with a long, hard, stringy stalk, but at last he succeeded in producing a thick, fairly tender stalk which he called Marrow Kale." This he hoped would give him two dishes to eat. One of leaves, and one of stalk. This plant has never found much favour as it is found that if we wait until the leaves are big enough to cook, the stalk gets hard and stringy, while if the stalk is eaten when young and tender the leaves have to be wested. At last he, or someone after him, succeeded in raising a variety sf kale that that did give two dishes. "Khol Rabi" has a short exceedingly thick stem which when cooked and eaten young is quite as delicious as Seakale or asparagus, while the leaves make a capital dish when cooked as cabbages. This plant can be sown in April or May in a small seed bed and transplanted after early potatoes, or as it is very accommodating and will grow in any soil it can be used for filling up all odd nooks and corners in the garden. To have it in per- fection it should be cooked when about the size of duck's egg, as afterwards it gets hard and loses its delicacy of flavour. From Khol Rabi to Swedes" was an easy stage, and while speaking of swedes it may be stated that if a few of these roots were kept through the winter, and then stood up- right in a dark room where they could be kept warm and moist they will send up strong white sprouts, and these are highly esteemed as a veget- able by those who have fortunate to taste them. The plants that we have discussed so far have leaves which do not overlap. Every leaf is ex- posed to the light and air, and if we allow them to develope fully they are tough and bitter; it is only by cutting off the young tops that we are able to get a palatable dish of vegetable, But we now come to another class that differ from kales in having folded leaves. "Savoys" and true cabbages have their inner leaves in darkness, and that is the reason they are so white, and sweet and tender; they are in fact kales with an enormous leaf bud. and if we did nott cut out his bud for eating it would burst in its proper season and from a flower stalk. There are dozens of varieties of cabbages, but they all belong to one of two classes, either Drumhead, which has a flat leaf bud, or Ox Hearted, which has a more or less pointed leaf bud. A careful observer can now easily trace the descent of these from the wild Kale. Savoys have rough wrinkled leaves like the Kales, and are quite as hardy as the latter. The chief difference is that Savoys have folded leaves in the bud, while Kales have all their leaves open. It will be noticed that Savoys are invariably flat on the top. We have no Ox Hearted varieties. The Drumhead cabbage has evidently been the next stage in advancement. It has a flat top, and the leaves are only a little less coarse and wrinkled than those of Savoys, but when we come to Ox Hearted cabbages, we find them invariably smoother leaved, and finer in quality than the flat toped varieties. Sometimes there is more than one leaf bud, as in the case of Brussels Sprouts. This plant possessses all the hardihood of the original wild Kale, together with the glorified virtues -ind qualities of the b: st cabbages, and this plant alone is capable of supplying a choice dish of vegetables from September right on to May. The Cauliflower is a deformity that has resulted from one of the numerous crossings that have taken place in the cabbage family, and moreover it is one deformity amongst a very few that we can reproduce from seed. We do not get much information from the wild plant as to the cultural requirements of the cabbage family, but a few hints we do get which are fully borne out in practice, The plants are evidently fond of salt as they are found growing wild on the sea shore. The cabbages have strong energetic roots, which rejoices in a strong clay loam, and they have no serious objection if it is just a little bit, sour. Brussels Sprouts and Cauli- flower roots are weaker and like more open soil, but all the family agree in liking good living, which means plenty of manure in the land. Mr Pickard then decided the methods of cultivation, together with a selection of varieties, and the most suitable times of sowing to keep up a regular supply during the year. A hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer and to the Chairman (Mr Evans), con- cluded the meeting.
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Estimates, Specifications and advice on laying out or remodelling grounds. Imple- ments of every description. CLIBRANS', Altrincham AND MANCHESTER- BRANCHXS 10, Market Street. Manchester (fer seeds, etc.) IBangor and Principality Nursery, Llandudne. WARD & CO's ABERYSTWYTH BAZAAR Is the Noted Shop for TOYS And Every Description of FANCY ARTICLES. BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SMOKERS' REQUISITES. 8 GREAT DARKGATE STREET IIUGHE S'S PECTORAL COUGH BALSAM (From the Original Prescription of a Leading West End Physician), CURBS COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, AND ALL CHEST AND THROAT AFFECTIONS. PRJCE, 1/- 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 N O YE L TIE S FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE FROM THE LEADING FIRMS. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR CYCLISTS1 Most Central Place in Town. NOTE THE ADDRKSS:—- MORGANS' BiglKlass Confcctionerp stores, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK. Tea Rooms and Refreshments. BUY YOUR MEDICINES FROM DAYIES BROS., THE PHARA-TACY,, LAMPETER? ALL DRUGS AND CHEMICALS O GUARANTEED PURITY. 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. PADDEN, LATE OF CLARKSON, LONDOV, AND JOINSON, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS to inform the public in general 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, Fringes, Tails of Hair and Combings 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 of Aberystwyth and District. Having lately purchased the business and stations of Aberystwyth Advertising and Genera Bill Posting Stations, they are able to take large contracts of every description. ° Over 190 Stations in the Town and District. Official Bill Posters to the Town and County Coun- cils, G.W.R. Co., Cambrian Railway Co., "all the Auctioneers of the Town and District, and other Public Bodies. Business Notices. ESTABLISHED 1835. D. R. JO-NES -A-N][) SON. LADIES', GEXTLEMEX S & CHILDREN'S BOOT & SHOE MAKER, 7, BRIDGE STREET A BEPYST'A-RM A large assortment of Children's Boots and Shoea 0 always in Stock. fc><uxl Boots in Great Variety. Repairs neatly and promptly executed. AGEJTT FOR HEUCULES OBILITY AND THE HOLDFAST BkAInD. Lampeter Hand-sewn Boots always in Stoek. J. w. EVANS. -7 DRAPER AND OUTFITTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Is now showing a Splendid Selection of NEW WINTER GOODS In all Departments. BOYS' &- MEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, LADIES AND CHILDREN'S JACKETS, AC. THE FAVOUR OF A CALL WILL OBLIGE. HAIRDRESSING. BUY YOUR ORNAMENTAL HAIR DIRECT FROM THE MAKER. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF TRESSES OF HAIR, CYCLIST FRINGES, WIGS, SCALPS, PARTINGS, FRONTS, HAIR DYES, RESTORERS, and all kinds of TOILET REQUISITES. LADIES' HAIR COMBINGS TASTEFULLY MADE CP. A. JOINSON, 14, pIER STREET, AEERYSTWYTH RICHARD MORGAN GENERAL GROCER, CORN & FLOCR MERCHANT, R E A T ARKGATE STREET, A BERYSTWYTH. \j COUGH MIXTURE FOB WINTER COUGH AND BRONCHITIS j TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TONIC. 10id. and 2s. 3d. per bottle, post free WM. RICHARDS, GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT Begs to Inform the public that he HAS REMOVED To more Commodious Premises, lately carried on as the rt Gwalia Temperance Hotel, ————— — — C J. GWILYM EVANS. Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD, TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLAVOUR. I. AND G. LLOYD, COACHBUILDERS, ALFRED PUCE, ABERYSTWYTH. Carriages made to order on the shortest notice. Experienced Men kept for all Branches CARRIAGES FOR SALE. HARFORD SQUARE, 'OI! LAMPETER. WALTER DA VIES Is now making a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Mackintosh Cloaks, Furs, Costumes, etc., PLAIN AXD FANCY DRESS FABRICS. P S. Goods not in Stock procured at Shortest Notice by Parcels arriving daily from London and other centre. JACK EDWARDS, BOOKSELLER, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, 1-39 pIER STREET. A BERYSTWYTH 11) JAMES. Suitings, Coatings, Trouserings. tc., in the best fashion and at reasonable prices. Cricketing and Boating Suits made to order on the Shortest Notice. W. II. TKUSCOTT, WATCH AXD CLOCK MAKER, LAPIDARY AND OPTICIAN, R I TERRACE T> PAD, (OPPOSITE THK -1- IV POST OFFICE). A large assortment of W pdding, Diamond and GeVr Rings.