ABERYSTWYTH. i Prevention of Cruelty to H Animals. s The adjourned annual meeting of the Aberyst-lg -wyth sub-branch of the Royal Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals, which was necessitated owing to the small artendallce at the annual meeting called for the previous Saturday || was held on Wednesday afternoon in last week at the Town Hall. There were present on this occasion Mrs Geddes Smith, president, Miss Trubshaw, Miss|| Owen (North-parade). Mrs Isaac Griffiths, Salter, Mrs Ainsworth Davis, Mrs Principal Roberts the Rev T. A. Penry, Mr W. H. Colby. Professor Xiloyd Snape and Mrs E. James, lion, secretary. || *^The Inspector's report upon the year's work was|| as follows :—" I have the honour to report for youra! information that by directions received from Mrgi Colam, chief office, 'London, four convictions were registered during my temporary duty between July 26th and September 22nd, 1900. The con- victions obtained were for working horses and donkeys suffering from sores under the harness and for cruelly beating a donkey with an ash plant. The convictions were all obtained at Aberystwyth Borough Petty Sessions. No portion of the penalties inflicted is received by the Society. In addition to these convictions many cautions were given by me and several admonitions were sent direct by Mr Colam from the Chief Office also paid frequent visit to Devil's Bridge, lalybont, Machyn- lleth, and the pleasure traffic centres. I attended the markets and fairs held at Aberystwytn and the towns adjacent. I have to tender my thanks to the magistrates, clerks, and police for the assist- ance they have so kindly given to me in my duties, also to the reporters of the local papers, who have found a space in their journals from our cases." I The Secretary submitted the balance sheet tor the year, which showed that there was a balance in hand of 4s 9d and read the following report:- "Your Committee have to report that for the past year the total amount of money collected is £ 23 8s 6d, as against £ 25 16s 6d during 1899. This u £2 8s difference. During 1898 the sum collected was Z25 15s 9d. The extra demands made upon the public purse during the past year has, it seems, affected all similar societies in the same way. Your committee have found considerable difficulty in collecting even the sum mentioned. Public interest in the work, however, has not fallen off, for the subscription list counts fifty-eight subscribers in- stead of fifty-four as in 1899. The balance sheet shows that the total receipts for 1900 are E27 6s 7dl and the payments P,27 Is lOd, leaving a balance of only 4s 9d. This is the lowest on record. During the past year two committee meetings have been held-one in April and one in October. Inspecto John Lambert came on July 27th and did duty until the £ lst of September, when he was called away." The President observed that the funds were lower than they had ever been, and in reply to Dr Snape, she said the expenses had been heavier than usual. The reports and balance sheets were adopted on the motion of the Rev T. A. Penry, seconded by Mrs Griffiths. Mrs Geddes Smith having refused to accept the presidency for another year, it was unanimously decided,on the proposition of Mrs Griffiths, seconded by Miss Owen, to ask Mrs Dean Phillips accept to the office. Mrs Jessy Williams, Mrs Griffith, and Mrs Morgan, Nantceirio, were elected vice-presidents, and the following, with the addition of Mr T. Darlington, were re-elected patrons.—The Countess of Lisburne, Mr Vaughan Davies, Captain G. W. Cosens, Bronpadarn, Mr and Mrs Principal Roberts, and Mrs John Francis, Wallog. The following were re-appointed on the executive com- mittee-The Rev T. A. Penry, Mr C. M. Williams, Mr W. H. Palmer, Miss Owen, Mr J. R Rees, Mr H. Bonsall, Mr Robert Ellis, Miss Trubshaw, and Mrs Ainsworth Davis and Mrs Slater and Mrs Geddes Smith were added. The Secretary having expressed her intention of resigning. Miss Trubshaw was, on the motion of the Rev. T. A. Penry, seconded by Mrs James, elected to take the position. A vote of thanks was passed the retiring secre- tary on the proposition of Dr Lloyd Snape. Rev T. A. Penry moved a vote of thanks to the retiring President, and this having been seconded, was carried unanimously, and Mrs Smith, in re- turning thanks, said she would continue to interest herself in the Society. The President thought something should be said in reference to to the loss which the Association had suitained by the death of the Queen, who was not merely a patron in name, but one who was deeply interested in the well-being of animals They, women had sustained a special loss in the death of their beloved Queen. Although women were considered unfit to discharge other minor positions and offices, the greatest post of all had been fiilled by a woman with a capability and wisdom which few men could have equalled and no man could have surpassed. They could now only keep her memory green and follow her example and be loyal to her son, his Majesty the King. (hear, hear.) It was decided to bold all meetings of the Society in future on Thursdays instead of Satur- days.
PENPARKE. I ORDINATION SERVICES.—iStae ordination of the Rev R. C. Jenkins, of Penparke, to the pastorate of the Congregational Church, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, Ireland, took place on Friday, January 18th. Mr Jenkins is a native of Penparke, and when only nineteen years of age, went out to China as colporteur for the British and Foreign Bible Society. He served in this capacity for several years, at the end of which time he returned to England and entered Nottingham Congregational College, and studied there with marked success for three years. On the arivice of his tutors and many friends, be marie an application to the London Missionary Society, anfl his services accepted, he went back to China bs a missionary under the auspices of that Society. He did very successful work for nearly five years, but owing to the un- satisfactory state Vf his health, he was compelled to resign his portion and return to his native home. He took a second course of training at the Nottingham College, and finished his collegiate career to the entire satisfaction of the tutors and committee. Even as a-student be was very popular as a preacher and lecturer. In October last, Mr Jenkins preached at Donaghmore with a view to the pastorate. He received a unanimous call, which he accepte(l, and commenced his ministry on November 18th. The ministers present at the ordination services were:—Revs James Cregan, Belfast; James Lynn, Carrickfergus; H. T. Potten, White Abbey; G. C. Lambert, Ballyclare; and J.: E. Hewitt, Moy. The Rev James Wylie, of Donegall-street Church, Belfast, who was to have given°the charge to the young minister, wired his inability to attend. The Rev James Cregan, pre-' sided at the afternoon service. After devotional exercises, conducted by the Rev J. E. Hewitt, thej Rev J. Lynn expounded the principles of Congre-; gationalism. The presiding' minister then addressed! certain questions to Mr Jenkins, which he answered 1 in a very satisfactory manner. The prayer was offered by the Rev H. T. Potten, who! next gave the charge to the church. After this gj "2IIirr.M:.u. -I!L'T'T_ WA oliowed the charge to the minister, given by the Rev James Cregan. Letters, sent by Principa SB Mitchell, Nottingham College; DrPaton; Rev W. B Hopkin Rees, China, and many others were read, wishing God speed to the young pastor and church. The interesting service was brought to a close by the Rev G. C. Lambert pronouncing the benediction
LLANILAR. PETTY SESSIONS.—Dr Hughes was the only magistrate who put in an appearance at the monthly petty sessions on Friday last, and all the cases on the calendar-which comprised four of game trespass, two of school attendance, and one of bastardy-were adjourned for a month.. MARWOLAETH VICTORIA DDA.— Dyma ydyw testyn siarad pawb er pan cyrhaeddodd y newydd pruddaidd i'r ardal, ac hawdd ydyw canfod fod taut tyneraf y galon wedi ei tharo i'r byw. Mor ddwfn, yn wir, yw y teimlad, fel y clywsom amryw yn datgan eu syndod, a hyny bron fel pe bai eu hamynedd wedi dirwyn i'r pen am y brys diymdroi ynghylch cyhoeddi y Brenin newydd. Nis gallant, rywfodd, gydffurfio a'r syniad, Yr hen bethau a ethant heibio, wele y gwnaethpwyd pob peth yn newydd." Dymunent, gallem feddwl, weled gladdu y Frenhines fwyaf Cristionogaidd a welodd y byd erioed cyn dechreu bloeddio croesawiad i Iorwerth y Seithfed. Nid yw hyn ond un engraifft wan sydd yn profi mor ddwfn ac anwyl ydoedd lie Victoria ddigymbar yn nghalonau y werin bobl. GWRaed sylwadau teimladwy ar yr amgylchiad galarus yn yr Eglwys gan y ficer (Parch J. F. Lloyd, B.A.), ac yn y capel gan y Parch John Bowen.
LLANDDEWI-BREFI. MARWOLAETH A CHLADDEDIGAETH MR LEWIS LOYD REES, OCHORDRWI :-Y mae yn dyfod i'n rhan i gofnodi marwolaeth y cyfaill ieuangc uchod, yr hyn a gymerodd le yn blygeiniol iawn y Mawrth laf o'r mis cyntaf yn y ganrif hon, yn ei 19 mlwydd oed. Ei haul a fachludodd tra yr oedd hi yn ddydd." Yr oedd yr ymadawedig wedi cael dygiad da i fynu gan ei rieni. Yn ganlynol buyn Ferndale am dair blynedd yn egwyddorwas mewn masnachdy. Wedi treulio ei amser allan yno, bu yn llwyddianus i gael mynediad i mewn i fasnachdy enwo Howell's and Co. Caerdydd, lie y bu yn llwyddianus a pharchus am dros haner blwyddyn. Yr adeg hon darfu i'w iechyd ddechreu rhoddi ffordd, ac er hon darfu i'w iechyd ddechreu rhoddi ffordd, ac e pob ymdrech o'i eiddo i ddal i fynu gorfod iddo roddi fynu a dyfod adref. Bu yn wael iawn am dros haner blwyddyn, ac er pob gofal a thynerwch o du rhieni, brodyr, a chwiorydd y boreu a nodwyddarfu iddo huno yn yr Iesu. Yr oedd wedi dweud geiriau ysurlawn iawn cyn ymadael, sef ei fod ef yn mynd at lesu Grist ac am iddynt beidio galaru dim ar ei ol ef. Prydnawn y Sadwrn canlynol daeth torf o bobl barchus i dalu y gymwynas ddiweddaf i'r hyn edd farwol o hono. Yn y ty gwasanaethwyd gan y Parch Rhys Morgan. Yn ganlynol aethpwyd ar orph i'r Capel, lie y darfu i Mr Morgan bregeth u yn bwrpasol i'r amgylchiad gau wneuthurcyfeiriad tyner a hapus at farwolaeth a chladdedigaeth ein iweddar rasusaf Frenhines Victoria. Yr oeddynt yn cael ei claddu yr un diwrnod. Claddwyd ef yn y Cemetry, yn yr un bedd a'i frawd David, yr hwn edd wedi blaenu ryw bedair o flynyddoedd yn 0, oddeutu yr un oedran. Gwasanaethwydyma drach- efn gan Mr Morgan, a chanwyd yr hen emyn ad nabyddns Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." gyda hwyl.
BOW STREET. TFA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—As a rule, Bow Street is an uneventful and quiet little place, and seldom appears in the pages of newspapers. But Wednesday, January 23rd, was an exception to the rule, for then there was not a little commotion and unning to and fro. The cause of this excitement was a social tea and entertainment in connection with the Garn Lodge of Good Templars. This young Lodge seems to be in a very flourishing con- dition. It was only started in October, and the membership is now stated to be something like 70, and those almost exclusively young people. Lady Pryse, of Gogerddan, had done the Lodge the favour of granting them the use of her ladyship's school at Bow Street for the occasion. At five o'clock the members and a number of friends, who had come up from Aberystwyth, sal down to an excellent tea, the young ladies gracefully waiting at the tables. At 7 o'clock, the Rev. T. J. Morgan took the chair, nd in his introductory address, referred to the death of the Queen, and proposed a vote of sym- pathy with the Royal Family. Mr J. M. Williams, C.M., Pengarn, seconded, and the resolution was unanimously passed. The programme for the even-B ing was as follows:—Part-song "Flora Anwyl," Mr D. J. Morgan and party solo Chwifio'r faner." Mr D. Jones recitation Y dyn rneddw," Mr M. H. Davies, Dole; solo "Y golomen \('n," Miss S. A. Morgan, Glanfread; dialogue. Miss M. A. and Mr D. Morgan solo, he little Welsh maid.'B Miss L. M. Jones, Aberyslwvth pianoforte solo, MrH J.E.Jones, Dole; magic lahiern views, by Stincbcombe song ';Llyt!iyr fy man," Mr ReesH lEdwards, U.C.W. recitalu n, Arferiori Cymraeg,"H I|Mr Wr. A. Jones, L'.C.W; soli., O rjiowch l mi tyg nglocw gledd," Mr J. E.,for.es, Penfgro?s "Y fenyvv newydd." Ml-<es M. J. Hughes andlS S. A. Davies duett, Howell a Blodwen," Miss L.ffl M. Jones, and J. Haydn J.es, Aberystwyth. Atjg the close, on the motion OT r J. T. Rees, Mus. Eac.,H a vote of thanks was accordLady Pryse for them use of the schoolroom. T members of thell YstwythLodgealsoretur.il-. h"ir thanks for theS jj kind invitation sent tlieu. u. ,t .-nd ihu gathering.!| I A vote of thanks was also }• d to all who had! I taken part in the program IM fl e.-peeially to Mr| | Sfincheombe and to the Ohi:iai-. || Sfincheombe and to the Ohi:iai-. ||
Cardiganshire Main Roads Committee. The quarterly meeting of the Northern Main Roads Committee of the Cardiganshire County Council was held on Monday, at the Town Hall. Aberystwyth. Mr Edw. Jones, Talybont, presided, and there were also present Aldermen C. M, Williams, James James, J. T. Morgan, and Evan Richards, Councillors Henry Bonsall, Major Hugh Bonsall, David Davies, Wm. Evans (Cwmrheidol), Wm, Evans (Llanfihangel), Benjamin Jones, Evan Jones, John Jones, Joseph Pairry, D. J. Williams, and J. M. Williams, with H. C. Fryer (clerk), and Roderick Lloyd (surveyor). The Surveyor reported that Messrs C. M. Williams and Joseph Parry had met the represent- atives of the Aberystwyth Rural District Council, I and of the Gas Company on Llanbadarn-road, and ■ came to a satisfactory arrangement, whereby both parties, who had been engaged in laying water and gas mains along it, agreed to put the road in a proper state of repair. The Surveyor also reported that Alderman James James and Councillor Evan Jones had interviewed Major Hughes ot Alltlwyd, and had come to an ar- rangement with him by which he was to give the County Council a piece of land to widen the road at the entrance to Llanrhystyd village, the County Council undertaking to bear the expense of the re- taining wall which would be necessitated. The estimated cost was Zll 10s and it was decided by the committee to confirm this arrangement, and to pay the money over to Major Hughes. n The Surveyor reported he had secured permission from the owners of land on each side of the river to put up a temporary bridge at Botcoll, while the Devil's Bridge was being repaired, and the tempor- ary bridge would cost £ 60.—It was decided that having regard to the small amount of traffic passing that way that the comruitteejcould not recommend the expenditure of £ 60:!for a temporary bridge, but directed the surveyor to try and make provision on the old bridge for foot passengers and horse people to pass while the work was being carried out.
LLANBADARN. I PETTY SESSIONS. H The monthly petty sessions were held on Thurs- day, Jan. 31st, before Dr Morgan (in the ehair),0 Major Bonsall, Capt Bray, Mr J. Hughes Bonsall, Mr B. E. Morgan, and Mr T. Griffiths. B THE QUEEN'S DEATH. G The Chairman referred to the great loss the country in general bad sustained by the death of our greatlv-beloved and deeply-respected Queen, and moved that the deep sympathy of the Bench be sent to King Edward and Queen Alexandra in their bereavement.—The proposition was agreed to in silence. AN ECHO OF CHRISTMAS NIGHT. A charge of having been drunk at Goginan on Christmas night last was preferred against John Jones, labourer, Penparke, and Daniel Evans, mason, Blue Gardens, Miil-sstreet, Aberystwyth. The evidence against Jones, given by P.C. Owen, wasjthathe;had beenfighting, and afterwards caused a disturbance by wanting to fight other people.— Defendant said he had been annoyed by some men from South Wales.—Daniel Evans admitted the offence.-A fine of 10s and costs was imposed in each case.—David Davies, wheelwright, Comminscoch, who pleaded guilty to a charge of drunk and disorderliness at Llanbadarn on Dec 2ctli was fined 2s 6d including costs. TRESPASSING FOR GAME. Morgan Morris and Richard Jones, miners, Penrhiw, Trefeirig, were charged by James Row- and Jones, gamekeeper, Cwmsymlog, with having trespassed in search of game at Bronfeirig on Jan-M 12th. Prosecutor, who is in the employ of Siijfl Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan, said on the date inH question he saw the defendants on Bronfeirig landH beating the gorse. When asked whether he had the permission of the tenant, Jones refused to reply. He enquired of the tenant later in the day. and he stated he had not given anyone permission to search for game. Defendants were accompanied by a terrier at the time he saw them,-Morris' mother appeared, and said she had sent her son on an errand to Glanyrafon Farm; a similar excuse being made by Jones' wife.—A fine of 5s and costs was imposed in each case. B POACHERS FINED. fl John David Daniel, labourer, Evan Edwards, Tyngwndwn, Trefeirig; and Llew Spedding, Tyn-fl llechwedd, were also charged by John Jainesl Rowlands, gamekeeper, with having trespassed in search of game at Cwm-issa, Cwmsymlog, on Jan. 13th Ilr W. P. Owen, solicitor, appeared for the defence.-Rowlands gave evidence to the effect that he saw the defendants working the gorse, accompanied by a dog. When he made his presence known, Daniel started to run away, but stopped when called upon to do so. Cross- examined, witness said the defendants were about thirty yards from the footpath which led to the highway. When questioned, Edwards said "We are after sheep.—Elizabeth Edwards, Tyngwndwn, mother of one of the defendants, said she sent her son in search of several sheep which had strayed on to the Cwm-issa land. She had never heard of the dog catching a rabbit. Llew Spedding said he ccompanied Edwards on the date named in search of strayed sheep. They were about twenty-five yards from the path when they saw the complainant approaching them.—Evidence was given by the other defendants, who swore that the dog was not used for catching rabbits.—The Bench, after a short deliberation, said there was some doubt in the matter, and defendants would be given the benefit of the doubt, and would be discharged.
ABERAYRON. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Friday night of Mr Lewis Davies, Cwmbach. He had been in a weak state of health for some years. Both his brother and sister were only recently married, the former Mr Daniel Davies being roprietor of the Market Hallf at Aberayron, and the flatter Mrs Harries, residing at Porth, Rhondda. Much sympathy is felt with then and their widowed mother in the bereavement. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly sessions were held on Wednesday, Jan. 30th, before the Rev J M. Griffiths (chairman), Messrs Morgan Evans, William Timothy, James Williams, and J. T. Evans. THE DEPARTED QUEEN. The Chairman, in appropriate words, referred to the death of her Majesty the Queen, and declared the allegiance of the Court to the new King. Alderman Morgan Evans also spoke in terms of praise of the character of the late Soverigu. ALLEGED CRUELTY. Elizabeth Davies, Peniel-lane, Aberayron. charged Thomas Williams, Queen-street, with tormenting and causing the death of her dog on the 12th Jan. The case was dismissed, com- plainant being ordered to pay costs.—A similar ecision was given in the case of John E. Jones, 2, Waterloo-street, charged with the same offence. A VAGRANT. Anne Jones, Llanon, was brought up to answ the charge of wandering abroad without visib means of subsistence.—After hearing the evidence of P.C. Daniel Thomas, the Bench committed the accused to the Workhouse for a month in order to scertain the state of her mind. DRUNKENNESS. T. Jones, J. Jones, and E. Jones were charged of P.C. Daniel Thomas, the Bench committed the accused to the Workhouse for a month in order to ascertain the state of her mind. DRUNKENNESS. T. Jones, J. Jones, and E. Jones were charged with having been drunk, and each was ordered to pay 5s including costs. The cases were proved bvH Sergeant Davies, P.C. Davies, Ystrad, and &P-C.H Daniel Thomas, Llanon, respectively. I SHEEP SCAB REGULATIONS. Margaret Jones, farmer's wife, Llanbadarn Fawr, was charged by P.C. Thomas, Llanon, with neglect- ing to notify that sheep scab existed on her farm.— A fine of 4s 6d.—three-pence per sheep for eighteen sheep—and costs was imposed. MAINTENANCE. James Griffiths, Abercynon, Glamorgan, was charged with allowing his wife to become charge- able to the Aberayron Union, W. Evans, relieving officer, appearing to prosecute. It was asserted that the wife refused to cohabit with the husband, and the case was dismissed. DISMISSED. The case of Anne Evans, Dyffryn, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, who charged Daniel Evans, butcher Swan Inn, Llanon, with wilfully damaging the glas to her window, was dismissed, as also was the case of Anne Morgans, the Mill, Llanon, charged by the Overseers of the parish of Llansantffraid with re- fusing to pay 19s Id poor rate. A SERIOUS CHARGE. I Evan Williams, Penybont, Nebo, Llanon, farmer's on, was charged by Mary Jane Williams, Cross Hill, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, with assaulting her daughter, Mary Olivia Williams, aged eleven years, onjthe 21st December. Defendant was also charged by the same complainant with unlawfully and in decently assaulting the said child on the Ame date. M" Pennant James appeared for complainant, and Mr Denham Evans for defendant.—After a lengthy healing, the Bench dissmissed both charges, on the ground that there was no corroboration of the child's evidence. tHE FACTORY ACT. H or neglecting to post up an abstract of the Factory nd Workshop Acts at his corn mill, and also for ot fencing a fly wheel of an oil engine at the same orn mill, as required by the said Act. Mr Augustus Lewiji, inspector of the factories, appeared ) prosecute onl behalf of the Home Office, andji efendant was fined 10s and costs in each case.—9 wo tailors, named D. T. Morgan and Lewis Davies fl t' Llansantffread, were also charged with not post-g lg up an abstract of the Workshop Act at their* I! Evan Morgan, merchant, Llanon, was summoned premises, and they were each mulcted in fines ofS 10s including costs H :'i- hfjt; -Wi_a. HEDGE PRUNING. H The Aberayron Rural District Council, through its surveyor (Mr Jenkyn Evans), prosecuted a^a number of farmers for neglecting to prune andB plush hedges and trees along the following highways:—Thomas Evavis, Tynant, Ciliau Aeron.Bj road leading from Ciliau to Dihewid; Jones, Penwern, one of the rural councillors vice-chairman of the Aberayron Board of road leading from Tymawr to the village ot Cilcennin Catherine Lewis, Tyddyndu, Llanarth, road leading from Cwmbach to Tyddyndu; Evan Jones, Sun Inn, Llansantffraid, carrier, road leading from county main road to Troedyrhiw Farm John Rees, Rhydfallen, Cydplwyf, road leading from Gilfachvrhalen to Cross Inn John Morris, Drefac Llanllwchaiarn, road leading from Cross Inn to Glanrnnt.-The first named defendant was the surveyor's father.—Defendants pleaded that the Iweather had not been favourable, and promised that the work should be carried out as soon as circumstances would permit.—Upon this under- Sstanding, the Bench allowed all the cases to beB iadjourned for one month, the Surveyor to report at the next Petty Sessions whether the work had been completed or not
| TREGARON. £ 1.0 G.T.—The weekly meeting of this Society Iwas held at seven o'clock on Tuesday, January 29th, under the presidency of the Chief Templar, Mr E C, Evans The attendance was by far superior to that of most meetings. After the ordinary opening service, the following programme was gone t,lirough:-Sol,o, Master D. M. Rees; recitation, Master Evan Davies; solo, Miss Elsie Davies; ad- Hdress, Mr David Jones, Glanrafon-isaf; solo, Miss HMary Dudlyke; address, Mr T. H. Davies; chorus; Sireading, Mr E. C. Evans. The remainder of the ijmeeting was occupied in electing officers for the next period of office. SCHOOL BOARD.—The usual monthly meetingH of the School Board was held on Friday January,25th, at the Board School, Mr E. C. Evans presiding. There were also present:—the Rev D, M Davies, Messrs David Jones, J. Thomas, J. Ed- wards, T. Evans, S. Jones, and DavidJThomas (clerk). —It was resolved that Miss A. Jones, Rbydygelli, be appointed monitress for the Castell Flemish School. The Rev D. M. Davies gave notice that at the next meeting he would move a resolution making the school year co-terminous with that of the Inter- mediate School.—The Inspector's reports on the schools were read, and considered vary satisfac- tory- The reports were as follows: -Blaencaron School: This school is making very fair progress on the whole. The handwriting and figures deserve praise. The reading, mental arithmetic, and geography would probably have been in a more advanced state but for the backward condition of the school at the commencement of the year. The needlework is satisfactory, and the discipline is very good.-Castell Flemish School: This is a well conducted school, and the work, considering the difficulties that the master has to contend against, is creditable. It is hoped that some more effective aid will be given to the master than that supplied by a young and inexperienced monitress; otherwise it is feared that, notwithstanding his diligence, it will be hardly possible for him to maintain the school in its present satisfactory state.—Tregaron School (mixed): A sound,healthy tone pervades the school, which is well advanced in all the branches of instruction. The needlework is well taught. Infants: The infants are, on the whole, very fairly forward. The handwriting of the first class was excellent, and their reading deserved praise. The scholars in the second class were not so forward. The removal of the gallery in' the classroom is a great improvement.
LAMPETER. LIGHTNING.—On Tuesday evening in last week, eight sheep, the property of Mrs Rees, Talfoel farm, were found dead in a field, having been struck by the lighning which accompanied the storm durin the earlier part of the day. S.D.C.—Mr E. O. Meyrick, a student at the St. David's College has received a commission as iieuieuant in the 23rd Welsh regiment. Lieut. Meyrick left here on Tuesday morning last for Aldershot, and will sail for South Africa on the 8th inst. He was given a hearty said-off by his fellow students at the College. FATALITY.—About 8 o'clock on Thursday morn- ing last, D. Davies, a native of Castle Hill, Cellan, was killed by the explosion of a charge used in firing at the Maerdy Mine. It appears that the deceased had gone alone to the place to work, whilst his companions remained about thirty yards iu the rear. Suddenly they heard a loud report, and knowing it to be similar to that of a charge going off, they shouted to their comrade, but receiving no nswer they proceeded through the smoke and ust caused by the explosion to the spot, and saw their comrade lying lifeless against a train. The body was brought by rail to Lampeter station on Monday afternoon last, and was met by a large number of people. The interment was made at 1h., Llanfair churchyard. The Rev J. W. Evans, vicar, officiated. The deceased, who was but 45 years of age, leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. C.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL.—On Sunday afternoon week last, prizes wdre distributed to members ttending the Siloh Sunday School for attendance s and progress during the past year. The prizes were awarded as follows:—Winifred Thomas, Bola- haul, and Mary Stephens, Station-terrace, 52 at- tendances out of li possible 52; Katie Thomas, Pound, and David Price, Beidie, 50; Annie Thomas, Pound, 49; John Rogers, Glasgow House; David Ernest Davies, Roseland; Hannah Thomas, Pound; Mary Thomas and Mary Ann Thomas, Plough Inn, 48. Progress: Misses Lizzie J. Jones, Temple- terrace; Blodwen Davies, Roseland; Ann Evans, Priory; Eliza Davies, Nantygelly House; R. Thomas, Blaenwaun; Wentworth, Jennie, and Adelin Megicks. Bridge-street; John Davies and Thomas Davies, Blaenplwyf; and Johnny Price, Beidie. DEATH AND INQUEST.—The news of the sudden death of Mr E. Jones, Workhouse master, which took place on Thursday evening last, cast quite a gloom over the town, for he was well-known and held in high esteem. The deceased, who was only 44 years of age at the time of his death, was a native of Llanwenog. About twelve years ago he was married to Mrs Lewis, widow of the previous master, and was subsequently appointed master. Mrs Jones died two years ago, and in July last deceased was again married to Mrs Ann Jones, Gorsgoch, Llanwenog. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon last, and was very largely attended; the interment being made at the Llanwnen churchyard. An inquest was held at the Workhouse on Saturday last before Dr Abel Evans, district coroner, and a 'ury consisting of Messrs Thos. Roberts (foreman), Arthur Price, D. H. Evans, J. Hughes Evans, D. J. Evans, S. V. Davies, Timothy Richards, Walter Davies, S. Davies-Jones, Evan Jones (Cefnbryn), Thomas Hughes and Thomas Simon Jones.—Mrs Anne Jones said she was the widow of the deceased Evan Jones, and was married on 13 July last. She always regarded him as a healthy man, but he was ubject to drinking habits at times. She first noticed this in two months time after they married, and he was then in a drinking bout for about a fortnight. He drank liquor mostly. He began to drink heavily about a fortnight before Christ- mas and continued until his death. A medical man saw him on the evening of his death but not before. She noticed that he was hoarse and breathing hard. He had no medicine. He had been in bed for nine days, and had been in that state during that time. He made the inmates fetch him drink. When she visited him with the doctor, and came down, she returned shortly after- wards with some beef tea, and he was then lying in the position as she previously left him. She only stayed with him whilst giving him the beef tea, and a casual inmate named John Davies then stayed with him. About 9-45 p.m. she went up again and took him some beef tea, and he was quite conscious. She remained with him for some time, and afterwards fetched him some water. When she returned with the water he had risen with his legs over the side' of the bed, and was lying on his side quite unconscious. He was breathing as if he was snoring; the breathing was laboured, and he appeared to be dying. She raised him up to a sitting position on the bed about 10-30 p.m. and sent the servant to call some of the inmates, but she believed that he was dead before they arrived. It was not true that the de- ceased had been fighting with any of the inmates. The wounds and bruises on the body were caused by his having fallen on several occasions, Elizabeth Jenkins, an assistant at the Workhouse, said the deceased had complained that night fort- night, and he had been out twice since. The last time he came downstairs was on Wednesday last, but was undressed. The first time she. saw him having fallen was on the 18th nlt., and again on the Tuesday following. She was with him about half an hour before he died, and he was then un conscious. She went up with Mrs Jones and found deceased lying on the bed with his legs over the d I side and holding a jug of beef tea in his hand. He told them nothing, and did not notice them, but made some noise as if in the throat. She went down to call John Davies up, and returned again, but he was now dead. He had taken medicine from a chemist on the Tuesday previous. Miss S. C. Timothy, 2, Temple-terrace, a nurse, stated that she was called at her house by P.S. Thomas on Thursday evening last. She followed him to.the Workhouse and went npsi airs, and in the bedroom she saw the deceased lying on his back on the bed. She felt his pulse, and found he was getting cold. In her opinion he had nnVjust died. John Daviesk an inmate, said he fetched whisky for the .deceased from the Crown Inn last Monday week/ On Thursday evening last, at the request of his mistress, he went upstairs to the deceased and saw him lying on the bed. lie askedj him to fetch him some beer and gi but he re-p used. He remained with him for about an hour, until about a quarter to ten o'clock. He went downstairs, and was again called up by Miss Jenkins, who said the master was dying. He wasH in bed at the time, and went as requested to deceased's bedroom and saw him lying on the bed quite dead. H A verdict of Death from apoplectic fit, caused by excessive drinking" was returned. gs SCHOOL BOARD. | A special meeting of the School Beard was held onThursday afternoon week last at the Clerk's ofuce.g High-street. The Rev Daniel Jones, M.A., presided. and the other members present were the Rev Evan Evans (vice-chairman), Rev R. C. Jones, Messrs J. ones and J. E. Lloyd, with T. Lloyd (clerk). c The Chairman moved, a resolution of sympathyg upon the death of the Queen, which was carried unanimously. | The Clerk read a letter he had received from the Board of Education intimating that an enquiry into the proposed Secondary School of Education at Lamperter would be held by Mr Lefroy, chief inspector in the secondary branch of the Board ot Education, and suggesting either the 13th or 14th February as the date of the inquiry. It was resolved to fix the 14th February. The Clerk was directed to write to the Lampeter Board I of Guardians inviting them to support the object ot the inquiry by passing a resolution of approval, and appointing representatives of both the Lampeter and Llanybyther Rural District Councils to attend ithe inquiry, and also to obtain from the County Councils of Cardigan aud Carmarthen a return showing rhe amount levied on the Lampeter Union under the Technical Instruction Act for the last three years, and how the same had been applied, and how much had been expended for the borough lof the Lampeter Union. I The report of Her Majesty's Inspector upon the [school having been read, the Chairman moved that [having considered the report, an additional class- ppointing representatives of both the Lampeter and Llanybyther Rural District, Councils to attend the inquiry, .and also to obtain from the County Councils of Cardigan aud Carmarthen a return showing the amount levied on the Lampeter Union under the Technical Instruction Act for the last three years, and how the same had been applied, and how much had been expended for the borough f the Lampeter Union. I The report of Her Majesty's Inspector upon the [school having been read, the Chairman moved that [having considered the report, an additional class- room be added to the present building; the yard extended, and other alterations made, as mentioned in the report-No one seconed the niotion.t-The Rev R. C. Jones moved that a new building be erected on another site.—The Rev Evan Evans seconed, and -Air John Jones also supported the motion, which was carried.—Mr J. E. Lloyd did not vote.—The Rev R. C.Jones and Mr John Jones were appointed a committee to ascertain from Mr D. Lloyd the terms upon which he will sell about half an acre of land on the north end of Bryn-road, as a site for the new school.—The Clerk was requested to give the Board of Education notice of the above resolution, and the probable amount of loan that would be required. It was resolved that the whole matter be considered at the next meeting and the resoluion, if thought necessary, confirmed.
LLANWNEN. SUCCESS.—John Jones, a scholar at the Llanwnen undenominational school won an entrance exhibi- tion of L3 at the S.D.C. School Lampeter. SCHOOL REPORT.—The Inspector's report on the Undenominational School says: This is a well- conducted school. The work, taken as a whole, is well advanced. The written work deserves special praise, and reflects great credit upon the master." Elizabeth Davies, the pupil teacher, passed well. APPOINTMENT. Miss Annie Jones, whose ppi,,iticeship has just expired at this school, has been appointed Assistant Mistress under the Gelli- gaer School Board. On her departure she was ade the recipient of a handsome present of books by the scholars and teachers, as a token of respect and esteem.
PENUWCH. THE LIBRARY.—We are glad to find that the library is making steady progress. Mr J. H. Davies, M.A., J.P., Cwrtmawr, Llangeitho, has kindly offered to provide the library witha suitable bookcase and a number of books, and the committee has decided to receive his generous offer. This is not the first gift Mr Davies has made to the library, he having already given a number of good Welsh volumes. The secretary (Mr T. H. Davies) was asked to write him a letter of thanks. The only thing needed to put the library on a sound footing is a little more enthusiasm on the part o the committee, such being there apathy at present that it is only with difficulty that a meeting can be held. The inhabitants also might make better use of the advantages placed within their reach.
LLANGWYRYFON. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE. — Mr R. J. R| Loxdale, Castle Hill, has this year again with hisi v usual generosity sent £5 to the Rev D. Jenkins, vicar, to be distributed amongst the poor of the parish, without any distinction as to creed or religious belief. The recipients were all deeply thankful to Mr Loxdale for his great kindness and thoughtfulness and all wished him, Mrs and Miss Loxdale long lives to carry on their good deeds, and also every joy and happiness. Messrs John Jones. Ffynonwen, and Micah Edwards, Pantamlwg, kindly assisted the vicar in distributing the same. GRAND CONCERT.—A grand concert was given at the National School-room on Friday evening last. Mr Davies, 18, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, manipulated his Edison Phonograph, and gave a good selection of Welsh songs, both sentimental and comic, also quartettes, trios, duets, &c. He was assisted by local artists, among whom were the Misses Elizabeth Evans, Felincwm, and Jennie Williams, Pengaer, who entertained the audience with a duett and solos. Mr David Davies, Bryn- beudog, recited two or three interesting Welsh pieces. The other items were-Solo, Mr William Evans, Gilfachgoed; dialogue, Messrs Lewis and Davies, Llanrhystyd. Mr David Richards, Llwyn- erw, was the chairman. Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," which was sung by the Phonograph, with the udience joining in the chorus, brought a pleasant gathering to a close.
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