muuiM i—ii——<i«murif]"i•utiii rr ABERYSTWYTH. PUBLIC LIGHTs.-The greater part ot ..vrrace- Toadwasin darkness for a considerable time on Sunday eveningi-owiag to the electric light being out" in the pillar at the junction of that road and Portland-street. ABERYSTWYTH SCHOOLMASTERS'. — b nder_ this title Mr David Samuel, M.A., headmaster of the County School, is contributing a series of illustrated articles to Cymru," edited by Mr O. M. Edwards. They are of real local value and tli i-ow much li-lit upon the lives of the early Aberystwyth educationists. COUNTY SCHOOL LIBRARY.-By means of the. large sum obtained last Christmas at the lecture, ireely given on its behalf by Philip Sidney, the library has now been fairly started, with an admirable selection of standard volumes, chosen by the upper forms with the assistance of the Stall. SUCCESS.—-Amongst the successful candidates in the Cambridge local examinations appear the names of G. Morris, Sbifnal; M. C. Waterhouse, Oldham; A. E. Clueley, Willenhall; and A. Jack- son, Rochdale, all pupils of the Caerleon House School. C. M, Green and S. M. Thomas pupils of the Aberystwyth Grammar School, have also satisfied the examiners. REV. STOPFORD BROOKE, M.A., LL.D.—This distinguished man of letters and minister of the Gospel will shortly pay a week end visit to Aber- ystwyth, when he will address the students of U.C.W., and preach in the town on the following Sundav. Prior to withdrawing from the Established Church for conscience sake he was I one of the Chaplains to Her late Majesty the Queen. DIRTY ROADS.—Complaints are rife and strong respecting the dirty state at Llanbadarn Road which has in some parts become almost, impassable to pedestrians. Also that part at Plascrug road which skirts tie Cemetery is in urgeut want of attention. Scores of people have to forego their accustomed walk over this read owing to the mud, which is as effective a barrier as the Pillars ot Hercules of old with their ne plus ultra. A DESERVING CASE.—We have been requested to call attention to a concert to be held at the Welsh Baptist's Schoolroom on Thursday. March 7th, in order to help to raise funds to enable a young girl of 18, who has recently become totally blind to avail herself of the advantages of a train- ing at a school for the blind, and thereby lessen, as far as human aid can, the terrible affliction which has befallen her. When we state that every effort, :first to repair, and latterly to restore vision has been made, and that in indigent circumstances without avail, it need not be added that the case is deserving of generous support. DRAWING.—We note with pleasure that the Aberystwyth County School, through one of its scholars, Arthur Doughtorl Evans, son of Mr Williams, Rheidol Feundry, has contributed the first pen and ink sketch done locally, to the History of Aberystwyth." It represents the old town and house at the corner of Lewis-terrace and Chalybeate-street, where for 40 years or more, the late John Evans lived, whose Mathematical and Commercial School' held and that deservedly so high a place amongst educational establishments, in the first half of last century. The drawing, which shows the well remembered clock and sun- dial, is a valuable addition to the series ot plates now being issued, and closely links the County School with the earlier Academy. GARDENER'S SOCIAL.-It was a happy idea which prompted the active Paxton Society to hold a socal gathering at which members and their wives could meet, and make further acquaintance, the one with the other. The place chosen was the Buarth Hall, which, last Friday evening, was trans- formed into a large, well furnished drawing room, with tables loaded" ith Art and other finely illustrated books, reading lamps, and game*. Tea and refreshments were served at a buffet, and songs readings and music were given at intervals by the members. From beginning to end the evening was one of real pleasure and profit to all privileged to oe oresent; and the Society feels deeply indebted to the company of ladies who undertook the arrangements. PORTLAND-STREET JUVENILE BAND OF HOPE. —Though not heard of during the few wintry months tha.t have passed, it stilt holds weekly meetings. They have been favoured at several of .their meetings with the presence of Mrs Maynard from India, who has been entertaining the members and interesting them about the children of India, their manners, ways, mode of living, schools, teachers, aDd scholars. At one of these meetings several costumes were brought, and many of the children attired in them. Last Tuesday evening the children were given a little insight as to the mode of cooking, also some practical work was gone through, and before the close the children were quite elated with all they saw. Mrs Maynard's missionary work out in India is amongst children, so that she feels quite at home with the Band of Hope children. THE COUNTY SCHOOL,—The school has again < scored excellent successes in addition to those lately obtained Three of its former pupils, recently left school, have passed the London University Matricu- lation Examination. In the first division appear the names f John Arllwyd Jones, son of Mr David Jones, Post Office, Devils Bridge, and that of William Tom Williams, son of Mr W. Williams, Sea View-place. In the second division appears the name of David Jenkins, son of Mr John Jenkins, grocer, Queen-street. These pupils entered College in October last. Tom Williams obtained a College Scholarship of £20 and, in addition, JZ15 awarded by the Cardiganshire County Council. David Jenkins at the same time wen a College Scholarship of R,20, being placed third on the list, and in addi- tion got a county exhibition of Pl ft otii the County Council. Arllwyd Jones obtained the first of the two Lord Rendel's, Exhibition, awarded to pupils from Cardiganshire County Schools. All three pnpils have had very brilliant school careers, as is evinced by the various examinations which they have passed. HOCKEY.—On Saturday last, a'match was played, between the girls of the High School and the. County School, Aberystwyth, which, after a keenly contested game, resulted in a victory for the latter by one goal to nil. The girls of the County School showed themselves to be superior both in pace and combination, but lacked the steadiness and staying powers of their opponents, who pressed them very hard during the last ten minutes. In the play of the County School the excellent defence of Lilian Morgan, and the long and accurate passing of Katie I Griffiths. Mabel Pierce, and Nesta Morgan were the chief features. While Miss MarIes-Thomas by her fine goal-keeping and D. White, D. Lloyd Jones, J. White and W. Smitn, rendered invaluable services to the High School. The County School team were --Coal, Meta Garland full backs, Lizzie Morris, Edith S. Thomas (captain) half backs, Lilian Morgan, Minnie Jones, Victoria Bonner; forwards, Nesta Morgan, Elsie Brotherton, Katie Griffiths, Rachel Thomas and Mabel Pierce. The High School team Goal, Miss Maries-Thomas full backs, A. Grant and D. Tnomas half-back-, A. McCall. W. Smith. D. Morrison forwards, D. White, D. Russell, D. Lloyd Jones. J. White, JI. Tilde. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening a lantern entertainment was given at Tanycac Schoolroom in connection with the Band of Hope. Mr W. It Jones presided. The meeting was commenced by singing a hvmn. The first series of views shown comprised miscellaneous and comic subjects for the children, which were mostly described by Mr David Owen. The second series was an illustrated story, entitled Condemned to be shot, a*} in- cident in the life of President Abraham Lincoln. The third series consisted of scenes from the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The fourth series wr. "Old Aberystwyth, its people," &c. The views were shown by Mr D. J. Lewis with a powerful lime light lantern and gave every satisfaction. Mr Jametl Evans was the lecturer and did his part capitally. The audience, chiefly composed of children, was very orderly and seemed to take keen interest in ail the subjects exhibited. Two slides, illustrating the four masted ship Simla of Liverpool, in a storm on a voyage to Hong Kong, were exhibited. The interesting part of these being the fact that one of the Tanycae Sunday School scholars, Mr D. James Williams, was on Board, and made himself famous by his courage in securing some of his shipmates from apeiilons edition; his brave conduct being marked in the ong Kong press at the time. The fallowing songs were rendered during the evening, duett, "Where is my boy tonight," Miss Olive Jones and Miss Eunice Lewis; song, "Holy Iran cf sorrows," Miss Lizzie Williams. ALe* singing a hymn the meeting came to an end, ad naming thoroughly enjoyed themselves. PETTY SESSIONS.—The weekly sessions were held on Wednesday morning before Mr E. P. Wynne (mayor), in the chair Alderman W. II. Palmer, and Mr J. 1). Perrott. Margaret Thomas, 135, Uridgeport-plaee, Holiton, London, was charged by Joseph; Morgan, re- lieving officer, with neglecting to maintain her father, Owen Owens, who is chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union. The Relieving Officcr stated that defendant's father received five shillings out-relief from the Aberystwyth Union. The Guardians made an order against defendant to pay 2s 6d per week towards his maintenance. Defendant kept a shop in London, and was well off. One of her brot hers paid voluntarily a shilling per week, but he had a large number of children. Defendant had no children. She did not acknowledge letters sent to her by the Guarcians. An order of 2s 6d per week was made.- J1 .hn William Roberts, collier, Station-terrace, Penygraig, Glam., was sued for arrears amounting to £ 4 8s, due to the Aberystwyth Union for the maintenance of his father. The Relieving Officer stated that the Guardians had made an order in March 1900, for 8s per month, but defendant did not comply. Tr.e Bench ordered defendant to pay the amount due within fourteen days, or go to prison for zL Robert Mellings, labourer, was charged b) P.C. Wis with having been drunk on the highway at Aber- I ystwyth on Friday, February 22nd. Deter.cinnt ad- mitted the offence, and was fined 2s 6d aTi(I I Edward John Edwards, 10, West End, x'wlmel;, applied for the temporary-.transfer ot the license o. the Lisburne Arms, Northgate-stryeU £ r<,m Tj; l* Lewis to himself. I\'o objection being oueio-l ti\e police, the application v. as granted. I ff ——————— = SALE.—Mr. J. E. James conducted a most successful sale at N'antcellanfawr on Wednesday. One horse was sold a-. £ 60, and a cow fetched £ 22. \(N:ict LTUUAL SHOW.—A meeting of faimers and others was held on Monday at the Old r.iacK Lion with Air. Evan Richards, f'enuwch m the chair,, to take steps to hold an agricultural show for the Another meeting will be held week. FIRE.—A fire broke out on Sunday night, aooiu 9.30, in South road, at the house of Mrs. Jones, The tire originated in the cellar, but was soon put out by a few"buckets of water. The fire-hooter a. the o-asworks was sounded, and m a short time the fire brioade was at the spot, but the fire had been t'Xlln n;ished before their arrival. The alarm drew hundreds of people to the scene. Wednesday, the 131 a inst, Mr, Jones, late counter clerk and telegraphist of the South Western District Post Office, recenly appointed postmaster of Pwllheli, was presented with a handsome clock, suitably inscribed, by his late colleagues. Mr. Bradford, inspector of telegraphs, presided. Mr. Jones, who suitably acknowledged the presentation, is a nephew of Mr. David Jones, one of Aberystwyth's veteran postmen. PREFERMENT.—The Bishop of Norwicti has; appointed the Rev William Edwards to be Vicar of Neatishead, a. parish containing about 550 inhabi- tants, situate near the Norfolk Broads. Mr Edwards, who for the last eight years has been Curate-in- Charge of Erpingham. is a son of Mr Thomas Edwards, of Pwllhobi House, Llanbadarnfawr. B.W.T A.—Another of the enjoyable series of gatherings held under the auspices of the local branch of the British Women's Temperance Associa- tion, was held on Saturday evening, the Rev G. Eyre Evans presiding. The programme included addresses by thechairman, Mr Jones, U.C.W., and Mr Williams, U.C.W. A recitation and song was given by a party of five girls recitations by Miss Annie Richards, Mr D. Davies, and Miss Maggie Evans; and songs by Mr Stanley Jones and Mrs Richard Evans. Refreshments were provided and the arrangements were satisfactory in every respect. RADICAL CLUB.—Mr T. J. Samuel, solicitor, pre- sided at the weekly meeting of the members of this club, held on Friday evening last. A motion by Mr P. B. Loveday, seconded by Mr J. A. Phillips, that Reynold«' Newspaper should be discontinued at the reading room on account of certain com- ments made with regard to the late Queen was lost. An animated discussion followed upon whether conscription should be adopted in the military ser- vices of this country, MrjT. Jones opening in the affiirmative and Mr T. B. Hall in the negative. Those who spoke were Messrs J. A. Phillips, T. H. Edwards, D. Jenkins, Knipe, Llew James, and P. B. Loveday. The forthcoming County Council election was discussed, and the meeting pledged itself to do all in its power to secure the return of the retiring Liberal members representing the four wards of the town. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—The election, which has been fixed to take place on Saturday, promises to provide some stiff fights in Aberystwyth. Three of the four wards will be contested, Mr. Thomas Griffiths, J.P., having withdrawn his nomination in the No. 2 Ward, thus allowing Mr. D. C. Roberts, the retiring member, to be returned unopposed. The return of the other three retiring members is being challenged. Mr. R. Douirhton being opposed by Mr. R. J. Jones in the No. 1 Ward Mr. Robert Ellis by Mr 1. E. balmon in the No. 3 Ward; and Mr. Evan Hugh James by Mr. John Morgan, the Larches, in the No. 4 Ward. The election addresses of Messrs Evan Hugh James, R. J, Jones, T. E. Salmon, and J. Ilorgan are published in our advertising columns. The elections will be fought on political lines. Mr. Edward Evans, J.P., Great Dargate street, has been returned unopposed a* the representative of Swyddffynon; and Mr. J. Hugh Edwards (Wewtown), Terrace road, for Trefeirig. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—The Temperance Society in connection with the Independent Cbapei Baker-street, gave a tea and entertainment on Wednesday evening in last week in the Schoolroom, when a large number assembled. The tea tables, which were beantiftilly decorated with flowers, ferns, &c. were presided over by the following ladies: Misses Miles, James, Lloyd, Roberts (Qeeen-street), A J Jones, Thomas, Evans, S. J. Jones, Jenkins, Lyaia Jones, Williams, Nelson, J. E, Roberts, Morris, Jones (Custom House), Mrs Williams, Mrs Lee, MrsThomasand Mrs Jones. After ample justice had been done to the good things pro- vi(led, an entertainment followed under the chair- manship ot .the Rev Job Miles. A magic lantern was kindly lent by Mr Jenkins, Queen-street, and was operated by Mr J. W. Thomas, and the views shown gave every satisfaction, particularly those of local interest. Musical selections were also given, the words of the songs being shown on the canvas. A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr J. W. Thomas for his kindness in manipulating the lantern, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Miss Miles was accompanist. DEATH OF MRS. LUMLEY JONES.—On Thursday morning the death took place of Mrs. Lumley Jones, wife of the late Captain David Jones, at her residence, 29, North parade. Mrs. Jones who was in her 53rd year bad been unwell for a long time and underwent a serious operation in Liverpool in October last. The operation did not have the desired effect and she remained in a weak state up to about a fortnight before her death when her illness took a turn for the wore. She was a faithful member of Shiloh C. M. Chapel. She leaves two sons with whom much sympathised is expressed. The funeral, which was private, took place on Monday morning, the officiating ministers being the Rev William Jones, North Parade Rev T. E. Roberts, and the Rev John Bowen, Pontrhydfendig- aid. The chief mourners were:—Mr J. Lumley Jones, and Mr Ernest Jones, sods Mr J. Watkin Lumley, Ruthin; Mr James Lumley, and Mr Richard Lumley, Liverpool, brothers Miss Jane Lumley, sister Miss J. E. Jones, Portland-street, sister-in. law; and Captain Enoch James, brother-in-law The following friends were also present:—Mr David Watkins, Cambrian-street; Mr William Thomas, c-xd merchant; Mr Richard Jones, William-street; Mr T. W. Powell, Mr Rowland Morgan, Mr Isaac Griffiths, Mr Daniel Thomas, draper; Mr Evan Evans, Solicitor, Laura-place; Mr W. T. Williams, South Marine-terrace Mr John Watkins. caradoe.- road Mr Evan J Davies, M. & M. Railway; Mr Henry Owen, Mr Edward Evans Baker-street; Mrs W. T. Williams, South Marine-terrace; and Mrs E. Jones-Williams, Laura-place. Mr John Jenkins, Princess-street, was the undertaker. Wreaths were received from the following friends: -Mr and Mrs Richard Lumley, Great, Crosby Mrs J.:W. Lumley, Ruthin Mrs Matthews, Cardiff; Messrs J. Lumley Jones and Ernest Jones, Mrs Edwards, Laurels; Miss Lizzie Owen, Stanley-terrace; Mrs Rowland Morgan, Marine-terrace; Mrs W. T. Williams, and Mrs Jones-Williams, Aberystwyth Mrs Jones, Walton, Liverpool; Mr and Mrs R. Morgan, North- parade Maids at the Allands, Great Crosby; Mrs Ellis, Llanbadarn Fawr; Misses Phillips, Llan- badarn, Miss Thomas, 29, North-parade: Miss Roberts, Llandudno; Captain and Mrs James, Powell-street; illips Jennie Jones, .Portland-street Mr and the Misses Jones, Bank House, St. Asaph.
4. University College of Wales Aberystwyth. ST. DAVID'S DAY.It has been decided at the Col- lege that the customary holiday and conversazione held on St. David's Day be this year postponed until March. 8th, owing to the period of public mourning after the late Queen Victoria not expiring until after the festival of Gwyl Dewi. FABIAN sf)CIETY.-In connection with the above Society, an interesting lecture was delivered on Satur- day last by Mr J. W. L. Ashley, B.A., of the London Fabian Society, on '• University settlements in the Congregational Schoolroom, Bath-street, (kindly lent for the'occasion. Principal Roberts was in the chair and there was a good attendance. The lecturer first explained the object of settlements, and gave as a <rood working principle-" friendship without patron, ag(, There were three lines of activity, viz., social educational, and recreative. Mr Ashley then gave a vivid account of the work done in these departments bv his own settlement (The Passmore Edwards' Settlement, Tavistock Plre, London). The educa- tional work included popular lectures, weekly debates and history classes. The recreative side clubs for all classes—men, women, boys and girls. The two latteiL classes he thought, the most important. Music, he considered, had a great influence. The social work, vhich was in his view the most important o/ the thr^e, consisted ini educating fhe people with regard to local government. Questions were asked and answered!3 A vote of thanks to the lecturer was pro- posed in an interesting speech by Prof Foster Wat son, and seconded by Miss Hewart, and earned unanim- °UFoo' iiA.LL.—The members of the Aberystwyth Col Hugby football team journeyed to Cardiff on Thursday last, and on Friday played the College team of the town. Both sides were strongly represent-d and the "ame was a hard-fought one. During the firct hnif fed James scored a try for Cardiff. Aber- ystwyth played with more cohesion during the second half and scored two tries, one of which was con- verted, the scorers being Eddie Evans and Thomas. The ca'me resulted in a win tor Aberystwyth by eight points to three. This is the first inter-Collegiate match won by Aberystwyth, and on the return of the victorious teamon Saturday night they were accorded a ,r,at reception bv their fellow students. A torch- light procession had been formed and the players \ytjre drawn in a coach from the railway station to the Hostel, where the captain, in response to loud calls, delivered a speech to the lady students. The pr .ces- sion was reformed and marc! el back rrace- a 1 and Great Darkgat>streel to the town clock, where the students dispersed. THE COLT.EOK CorNc:i.The Council met in London on Friday, under the presidency of Mr J. Foulkes Roberts of Manchester.—A unanimous vote of conscience with the King and Queen and tiie olher members of the Royal Family on the death of Queen Victoria was passed, and Lord Rendel, the President of the College, was requested to forward the resolu- t ion to the proper quarter.—The resignation of Dr Lloyd Snape, Professor of Chemistry, \\i.o nas accepted the appointment of director of technical education for the county of Lancaster, was accepted, and it was decided to advertise for a successor at a salary of £ 300 a year.— Sir John Uilhains, Professor Marshall, and Principal Roberts w 're app-mtei delegates to the ninth jubilee cclcbiauon û the University of Glasgow in June next.—In accordance I with the recommendations of the Building Committee the Registrar was instructed to obtain information as to the relative cost of adding a storey to the science department and of erecting new buildings on the GraigGoch ground.—It was decided that the example of Cardiff University should be followed in the matter of entrance fees, and that in future a charge of 21s should be made on the entry of each new student.— Sanction was given to a scheme agreed upon between representatives of the College Council and the County Councils of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Montgomery, and Merioneth for instruction in dyeing and textile design.—Out of -twenty-four applicants, Mr T. A. Levi, B.A., a former student of the College, was appointed Professor of English Law, at a salary of Z250 a year.—The appointment of a professor in Roman Law and Jurisprudence was postponed for a short time pending certain arrangements, which will probably result in the election of a well-known teacher of law, who will enjoy a similar stipend to that provided in the other branch of the faculty. HORSE BREEDING.—On Friday afternoon last, Mr John Jones, of the Pony Stud Farm, Llandudr«», addressed the agricultural students attending the z, various courses at the College on Horse Breeding." There were also present, among others, Messrs Lloyd-Lewis, N. P. Bank; J. E. James, auctioneer; R. Richards, Gwarfelin; R. D. Williams, M.R.C.V.S.; H. P. Edwards, Great Darkgate-street; and Profs. Murray, Edwards, Anwyl and Williams. Mr Jones dealt with the subject from a thoroughly practical standpoint, and although the address lasted con- siderably ever an hour it was listened to with the greatest interest. He first of all laid stress on the importance of acclimatisation," and condemned the practice of buying animals from better soils and warmer climate, as they could only retain their good qualities by the liberal use of artificial feed- ing stuffs, and even then would gradually deteriorate. Shire-horse breeding should be taken up more by farmers. In Wales the conditions were very suit- able for this purpose, and the success of the Mont- gomery and Carmarthenshire farmers Was to a very great extent due to their superior class of cart horses. He would strongly recommend farmers to co-operate and secure the services of the best sixes procurable. Hackney breeding should be left to the Englishmen, with whom we could never hope to compete favourably. Counties like Norfolk and York were celebrated for these animals, and buyers would naturally go to a district where they <oould get a good selection. In Wales we should improve the animals that buyers came here for and adhere j to those breeds, carefully studying and improving them, and not change from one to the other. The Welsh ponies, in Mr Jones' opinion, should receive far more attention than they do at present, when in many cases they have to lead a semi-domesticated existence on the hills without any attempt what- ever at breeding on any recognised principles. Often enough it was almost a case of The survival of the fittest." Farmers, he said, should co-operate and breed ponies of from 12 to 12t hands for which there was a ketyi demand, especially by breeders of polo ponies, etc. For crossing purposes the Welsh pony was unequalled, being well built, sound on the legs and possessing remarkable powers of endurance. He would not, however, advice farmers to attempt crossing them, but to breed the very best for that purpose, and then pony-breeding would be acremunerative branch of farming. After a few rerdarks by Mr Williams a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer on the pioposition of Professor Edwards, seconded by Mr Howell Evans, Carmarthen. The meeting was presided over by Professor Allan Murray.
LLANBADARN. MONTHLY MEETiNG. — The North Cardiganshire Monthly Meeting was held at Saron C.M. Chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26th and 27th, under the presidency of the Rev R. H. Edwards, Capel Sion. Thete was a fair gathering of delegates from all the churches. Sermons were delivered during the meetings by the Revs D. R. Williams, Salem, Aberystwvth; J, C. Evans, Borth; R. Roberts Davies, U.C.W. and D. Teify Davies, U.C.W.
CILCENIN. BACH oddiwrth yr Hen Gardi :-Colled fowr yn beodifadde fydde colli Dr. Lewis o'r Cownti Cownsil. Mi glywes i rai o foys gore Abar- ystwyth yn gweyd i bod nhw yn ca'l llawer o ddifyrweh diniwed gyda'r Doctor-achos mai e' 'n shwt free lance, nid fel Doctor wy'n feddwl, wrth gwrs, ond fel Cownti Cownsilor; a mai e' trwy hyny wedi gwneyd Cilcenin yn enwog ymhlith plwyfi y Sir, just fel ma'r Gwyddelod wedi gwneyd y Werddon yn enwog trwy drin a thasgu am eu hawliau. Weda'i wrthoch chi air bach arall hefyd, rhowch cbi e miwn ne beido—ma'r Doctor wedi rhoi llawer o help i neyd y Gazette yn enwog: a rhwng pob peth: Hai lwc i'r Doctor weda i. Cofiwch befyd mai Radical campus yw e' ar y cyfan—D'yw e' ddim heb 'i fai, ond ma' hwnw heb 'i eni.
LLANYBYTHER. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—It is stated that Mr. John Rees, Dolgwm, and Mr. D. Williams, Maescanol, will seek election for this district as Liberal and Conservative candidates respectively. Mr. Rees is the retiring member, and has been a member for many years, and has fulfilled many important positions on the Council.
ABERAYRON. PERSONAL.—Col. Lewes is spending the winter abroad, and has taken up residence at Mentone. AWAY, BUT ON DUTY.—Mr B. C. Jones is at- tending the Poor Law Conference in London. S ERVICES.-The Rev John Evans, Llanfaircaerein- ion, who is this week engaged on the Simultaneous Mission in New Quay, delivered an earnest and thoughtful sermon at the Tabernacle on Monday evening. He was listened to with marked at- tention by a good congregation. REHEARSA"- The Congregationalists held a rehearsal for the annual festival at Neuaddlwyd last Thursday, when Mr J. R. Davies and Mr David Davies, Myclroilyn, conducted the singing. THE CONTEST.—" Spiro writes We are going to have a fight here on Saturday. The clans are a' gathering; and already shells are dropping thick and fast. Last Friday a local pom-pom opened fire, but his blatant shot failed of its object; for it had to reach Aberayron via Aberystwyth, and by the time it had reached here it had quite fizzled out. Now, what has the old member done for the district he represents that he can make bold to lay claim for a renewal of confidence? Aberayron cannot be advanced by calling Aberystwyth a third rate provincial town. The best way to promote the interests of our own town is by entering into hearty co-operation with other towns, so as to en- list their sympathy and support. Can we ever hope to have a light railway, for instance, by pur- suing a policy of "splendid isolation and drawing upon us the contempt of neighbouring towns ? No, never. Let us then have men—worthy mEm-to represent all that is best and noblest in us on our public bodie-be they of whatever sect, or creed. or politics. Gwilym may be a new broom and will sweep clean. Then if that be so, let us have a new broom now—and always, since we can afford it; for are not we, the ratepayers, the masters of the situation ? Why should we spare our new brooms when they offer their services ? For my part I have no great love for old things—old brooms in- cluded—there is sotfie repulsive mustiness about them and for this reason Lima may go to the Limbo of the unregretted." COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—The County Council Election will take place on Saturday. The candidates for the Urban District of Aberayron are Mr. E. Lima Jones, Chemist, the retiring member, and the Rev. T. Gwilym Evans, Congregational Minister; Captain Daniel Jones, North Road, who had also signified his intention of coming forward as candidate, has since withdrawn. It will be remembered that at the last election the Rev. T. G, Evans was nominated in opposition to Mr. Lima Jones, but he was objected to at the last moment, on the ground of a technical flaw in his qualifications for candidature. The contest will be keen, both for candidature. The contest will be keen, both candidates having been busily canvassing, but it is believed that Mr. Evans will win, as he has the majority of the Church people as well as some leading Methodists in his favour. In connection with his candidature, it is interesting to note that ministers have been prominent members ot the County Councils, Last year's Chairman of the Cardiganshire County Council was the Rev. T Mason Jones, Ysbytty, and this honourable position has at one time or other bsen held by the Revs. J. Williams, Cardigan, and our vicar was onceanactive member. Mr. Morgan Evans. J.P., Oakford. who is an Alderman of the Council is a local preacher. The late Rev. Herber Evans was a very prominent member of the Carmarthenshire County Council. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—A highly successful meeting of this Society was held on Wednesday, 20th inst, at Peniel Vestry, the Rev T. Gwilym Evans presiding. Although juveniles were excluded, the attendance was the most satisfactory yet obtained. The first item on the programme was a song by Miss Lizzie Thomas, and this was followed by a part song rendered by a party con- ducted by Mr. D. James. Next came a singularly bright and tiraelv paper on Dirwestwyr v Beibl," by Mr. J. A. Enoch, after which Miss M. Edith Thomas contributed a song, Messrs W. M. Jenkins and Danny James then gave a duett on the violin, and Mr. John Jones, Alban Square, delivered an interesting address on the history of the Band of Hope in Aberayron. Mr. Jenkins again rendered a violin solo in an admirable manner, and was rapturously encore d. A chorus by a male voice party under the leadership of Mr. Titt)otliv Davies, brought, the meeting to an end. Several new members were enrolled at the close of what proved to be the most enjoyable meeting of the Session as yet. The splendid attendance and the enthusiasm displayed gives hope to all concerned in the welfare of the society, in .spite of the apathy I and lack of interest for which Aberayron is notorious. HEALTH REPORT.—The annual report for the j year 1900, submitted to the Urban District Council j by their Medical Officer of Health, Dr Edward Williams, was as follows: —Within the year there were 22 children born, 9 of whom were boys, and 13 girls, giving a birth- rate of 17-4 per 1,000 of the population as against 36, 29, 30, 29, and 28 births for the previous years respectively from 1895, with an average birth-rate of 30 4 per annum. This is in consonance with the condition that prevails throughout the United Kingdom, for the decline in the birth-rate is becoming steadily more pronounced the last quarter of the century, as, for instance, the average birthrate per 1,000 of the population in England and Wales during the period of five y-tars, 1874- 1878 was 35'9 as against 29 8 during the five yearly period 1894-1898, which means that there were over 6 fewer births per annum per 1,000 of the population in the latter period than in the former period, whilst in the Aberayron Urban District there were 13 births per 1,000 population, less last year than the average of the years from 1899. During the year in Llanddewi Lower district, there were 7 deaths, 1 being due to phthisis in a person over 25 years of age, 1 death due to another tuber- cular disease in a child not 5 years of age, 1 death j from pneumonia in a child under 5 years of age, 1 j died of heart disease, there was 1 suicide, and 2 J died from other diseases. The death-rate being I 10 per 1,000 of the inhabitants. In Henfenyw J Lower 9 deaths took place, 1 being due to phthisis | in a person over 25 years of age, 1 death from bronchitis in a person upwards of 65 years of age. There were 5 deaths from heart disease in persons all above 65 years of age, and 2 deaths from other diseases. The death rate being 15 98 per 1,000 inhabitants. One death took place at the Work- house in a person.over 65 years of age, not belong- ing to the district. The death roll for the whole district was at the rate of 12 66 per 1,000 of the population, as against 23 94 per 1,000, which was the average death rate for the previous five years, being within -69 of half only of the deaths in those years. During 1900 there was not a single death of a child under 1 year of age, whilst the average number of deaths per 1,000 births registered during I the previous five years was at the rate of 115 49. Dur- 1 ing the period there were no deaths from infectious diseases, and only three cases were notified. From thei oregoing it will be observed the district has been during the year 1900 notable for its freedom from disease, its low birthrate and its low death ra.te. The district has been periodically visited. Early in the year a half-hearted attempt to find a source of drinking water was made, in close proxim- ity to the towu, and probably would be crowned with success had it been persisted in, bu for some reason the project was abandoned and nothing came of it. The neoessity for a water supply is as urgent at the present time as it was at the forma- tion of the Aberayron Urban District Council six years ago, and the solution of the problem seems as distant now as it was then. The same remark applies to the draining of the town and the erec- tion of a suitable slaughter-house. SOLOMON AT FAULT. -In a contemporary pub- lished, we believe, at Aberystwyth, we accidentally came acioss a paragraph in which a correspondent aspires to criticise that portion of our report of the meeting of the Temperance Society of the 6th inst., | where we stated that the chairman exhorted the 1 yoi tiger members to paitake of the 'spirit of the 8 madness of youth. Our critic, with a stupendous 0 display of ignorance, thinks this to be an exhorta- j ti u to the young to rush headlong into sin and | vice, for in his comments he says, It was always | an impression that temperance meetings were for 1 the purpose of warning people to beware of the j dangers of youth." This is obviously a complete I perversion of the words used by us. Were the | writer well versed in modern literature, he would j hardly have passed this erroneous and futile j criticism. Madness of youth," as every well-read J person knows, is a phrase tised to denote the un- j bridled enthusiasm of youth which, striving to j reach its goal, is utterly regardless of all difficulties j and obstacles which mut be surmounted before that goal can be attained. Youth, impelled by this spirit, succeeds in accomplishing deeds which a more mature and staid mind, reflecting on the obstacles in its path, would hesitate to attempt, and so become discouraged and not attempt at all. Most of those who have left an indelible impression on the world, who have reformed and revolutionised the condition of society, have had in their nature a strain of this madness," this unquenchable, indomitable extreme enthusiasm for their ideal. As the supreme instance of this madness of youth, we may cite the case of the Great Master Himself, whom the Jews declared to be beside himself," i.e., out of his mind. In one of the best publica- tions issued for young men there appeared a Lw j years ago a series of splendid inspiring articles on | this very subject. Our worthy critic would do well J to peruse them, thereby lessening the chance of his J falling into the same error in future. But, per- j chance our garrulous adviser was thinking of some- 1 thing much more material, or shall we say liquid, | than we had in view; if so, he may have some claim to the eminence of authority. j NATIONAL SCHOOL.—The children of this school, J to the number of about 130, had their annual treat j of a first class tea, cake, &c- on Thursday last at | the School. The treat was provided out of the J proceeds of the entertainment held in the evening J at the Town Hall. The following ladies j kindly assisted the master and the other teachers j in looking after the comforts of the young ones:— J Mrs Griffiths, The Vicarage Mrs D. W. Davies, I Mrs Davies, London House; Mrs B. C. Jones, Mrs I Davies, Albion Mrs Morris Jones, Miss Davies, J Tanyfron Villa; Miss "Philips, Sciool House and J Miss Bertha Jones. The following managers were I also present, Rev J. M. Griffiths, Mr D. W. Davies, and Mr J. Davies, London House, The children j enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The entertain- J ment reflected the greatest credit on the Head- 'master and Miss Morris, who had prepared the infants. The following programme was gone through. The first part was sustained almost 11 entirely by the cliildien. and it surprised the [ audience greatly that such young children could be trained to do their work so very efficiently. Mrs Griffiths, The Vicarage, deserves every praise for her willing assistance at the entertainment as accompanist, and in training the children. Mrs T. Z. Jones, Miss Annie Davies, and Miss Maggie Bennett Jones also efficiently accompanied. Dr Davies. who, as usual made a capital chairman, paid a high tribute to the Headmaster for the pains he had taken to bring the children up to such a pitch of efficiency. A vote of thanks was accorded to Dr Davies, on the motion of the Rev J. M. GrifHths, seconded by Mr J. Davies. The programme consisted of the following items :— Pianoforte solo, Miss Maggie" B. Jones 5 recitation, Master. J. L. J, Davies; solo, Miss M. E. Harries; recitation, Master David J. Davies; song, the School Children; recitation, Master Tommy Davies; song, the Infants; recitation, Miss Bessie II Williams; trio, Misses Alice, Eliza Maria, and Marion Evans; fan drill, the School Children; solo, Miss Pattie Jones; song, Burlesque Band," the « School Children; solo and chorus, Miss Catherine r Jane Jones; laughing song, the School Children solo, Miss Kate Jones; song, the School Children; | solo, Miss May Davies; Nigger sketches, the ;] School Children. Part II: A play entitled, Mrs jj Willis's Will" finale, God save the King." The following ladies took part in the play:—Miss Morris, assistant: Miss Davies, Bodrhyddan House Miss Helena Evans, Miss Elizabeth A. Davies, pupil teacher, and Miss, Bertha Jones. All did their part well, Miss Davies, Bodrhyddan House, and Miss Helena Evans decorated the sta,ge. This brought to a close one of the most enjoyable entertainments given at Aberayron for many a long day.
MACHYNLLETH. FOOTBALL.—A friendly return football match was played on Saturday on the town field between Newtown Royal Welsh Warehouse and Machynlleth. The referee was Dr. A. 0. Davies. The game I resulted for a win for the visitors by five to four. UnnAX COUNCIL ELECTION.—There has not been as yet much display of public interest in the Urban Council election. No meeting has so far been held by either party. The retiring members are Lord Henry Vane-Tempest, Messrs Richard Rees, John Thomas, and J. M. Breeze. ILLNESS.—Mr David Jones, Aberllefenny Office (father of the Rev W S. Jones), who has been ill for about three months, is now, fortunately, re- covering satisfactorily. Mr Jones, who is eighty- six years of age and the senior deacon of the Maengwyn C.M, Chapel, is held in high esteem by all his fellow townsmen. HOME FROM THE FRONT.—Private Fred Harries, Vol Batt South Wales Borderers, has returned from the front. Private Harries, at the outbreak of the war, was a member of the Machynlleth Company of Volunteers and, with another, volunteered for ser- vice in South Africa, and was accepted. He had considerable experience whilst serving with the ambulance, but unfortunately was attacked by enteric fever, and was laid up in hospital for five months, of which he speaks weU. He has also a brother at the front/, Private Syd Harries, who is serving with the 2nd Somersets, who has, so far, come through unscathed. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board was held on Thursday, there being present Rev. W. S. Jones, chairman; Revs Josiah Jones, Canon Trevor, D. Darley Davies, with Mr D. Davies- Williams, clerk. The Clerk drew the Board's atten- tion to the requirements of the Code 1,900 (p 13 and 14) in reference to probationers and pupil teachers. It was resolved that the Chairman should confer with the headmaster as to what, was best to be done. A form was read from the Board of Education which stated that the sum of £ 28 17s in lieu of a fee grant had been paid by them to the London ao-ents of the treasury of this Board, and placed to its credit. Cheques were passed and signed for £ 16 0* Id. It was resolved that a special meeting be held on Thursday Feb. 28th for the consideration of the site and plans of the proposed new school. LECTURE.—On Friday evening last, the Rev. E. Parry of Newtown gave a lecture in the Presbyterian church on King Khama." The chair was taken by Mr. Hugh Davies. The proceeds of the lecture, which was well attended, were for the Church funds. ENTERTAINMENT.—An entertainment was held at the Graig schoolroom on Monday night to raise funds to clear the debt on the Independent Chapel Schoolroom at Penylloiit. Councillor Richard Rees, J.P., presided. The programme was as fol- lows:—Hymn-tune, Ar for tymhestlog teithio 'rwyf;" address by the Chairman; quartette, Messrs Williams and party; song, Mr James R, Morgan song, Miss Polly Lewis; duet, Messrs z, cl Lumley and Williams; song. Mr Fred Lumley; song, Mr David Williams Finale, Hen wlad fy Nhadau." During the evening pictures were thrown on a screen by means of a magic lantern illustrating the" Life of Christ," and the work of the R.S.P.C.A. At the end of the entertainment a vote of thanks proposed by Rev. Josiah Jones, and seconded by Mr Jones, Union, was accorded to the chairman and those who took part. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—His return to the County Council without opposition is a reward which Mr Richard Rees has well earned by the excellent services he has rendered during his term of office. There was a rumour that he would be opposed by Mr Evan Rees who would have stood as an independent candidate. A great many also thought that Lord Henry Vane-Tempest would again be selected by the Conservatives, but on Friday Mr Richard Rees was returned unopposed. In past years there has always been a stubborn fight, from which the victors emerged with very minute majorities. But this year they have fully realized that it would be useless to enter the list against Mr Richard Rees while he has the solid and undivided support of the Liberals. Mr Rees has rendered the town and county many invalu- able services, especially in connection with the maintenance of main roads which pass through the town. A PROTEST.—Humanitarian writes:—On Wednesday morning last., a little squirrel, one of the prettiest and most winsome of God's creatures, somehow or other found its way from the surrounding woods into the streets of Machynlleth, aud found shelter in one of the trees which line Maengwyn street. It was discovered by some boys who with fiendish glee began to pelt the poor creature with stones and other missiles, until it fell into the street. Immediately it was down the rough hulking cowardly curs made after it with sticks and stones and anything else they could lay their hands on. In its fright and anguish the helpless little creature ran hither and hither up other trees and along the streets, but it found no refuge in any place, an eventually it was killed and cut up into pieces; one boy taking the foot and the other the tail, and so forth revaeling a spirit so brutal, so cruel, so cowardly, that it is difficult to concieve. I bolieve this sort of thing happens not unfrequently in this little town, and squirrel baiting is a favourite pastime. These boys may, of whom I know, attend our Sunday Schools, and Chapels and Churches. Indeed I think some of them are in full membership. When are we in Wales going in for some of the ethics of the religon of which we make such loud pretensions and when are our Sunday Schools and Churches going to begin to teach some of of the first principles of Christianity viz. kindness and forbearance, and tenderness and truth. This incident should be made widely known, and ought to bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of the guilty ones who so cruely torture and maim God's creatures. I may say that were I near the spot at the time, I would had done my utmost to put a stop to the cruel proceedings. COUNTY SCHOOL MANAGERS. A meeting of the Managers was held on Friday, Feb. 22nd, present Messrs Richard Rees, chairman, presiding, John Thomas, Evan Reese, T. R. Morgan, Rev D. T. Hughes, and Dr Edwards, with Messrs John Rowlands, clerk; and H. H. Meyler, head- master. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The Clerk read a letter received from the Hon. Charles T. Ritchie, Home Secretary, acknowledging the vote of sympathy passed by the Managers with the Royal Family on the death of Queen Victoria. The acknowledgment read as follows :—I am commanded by the King to convey to you hereby His Majesty's thanks for the loyal and dutiful message of the Machynlleth Intermediate School on the lamented death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The Rev. D T. Hughes proposed that the letter be framed and hung in a suitable position in the School. Mr John Thomas seconded and the proposition was agreed to. A letter was also read from Mr Meyler, head- master, thanking the Managers for their vote of condolence with him and his little daughter in their bereavement by the death of Mrs Meyler. I LODGING HOUSES. I The Chairman submitted two forms filled by j applicants to be lodging house keepers for pupiis I attending the school. Messrs Richard Rees, T. R. | Morgan and John Thomas were appointed as a 1 committee to consider the applications, the Clerk | to be convener. MAINTENANCE. I The Clerk called the attention of the Governors j to a letter received at a previous meeting from the I Inspector in which he referred to clause 78 of the J scheme with regard to the maintenance of the | school. He (the clerk) thought that the Inspector I must have meant clause 62, as clause 78 referred to J prizes. I Mr Meyler observed that the matter had been | explained to him by the chief Inspector, and he | took his meaning to be that the amount fixed upon | at the beginning of the school year was the amount I to be given towards the school. | Mr T. R. Morgan suggested that they should fix I upon £ 10 as a sum to be given towards chemicals. | Mr Meyler said that they could not decide upon j the figures off hand. I The Rev D. T. Hughes proposed that they should I leave the matter in the hands of the Clerk and 1 Headmaster. Mr Edward Rees seconded the proposition which I was agreed to. DRILL TOR GIRLS. The Clerk read a communication from Sergeant I Instructor Wilson stating that his terms for the drill instruction of the girls would be £6 per annum provided that they should be drilled at the same time as the boys, as he was not sure the other part of his time would be unoccupied. Mr Meyler stated that he was quite in sympathy j with any movement for physical drill for girls or II boys, but lie could not make any arrangement for the drilling of the girls during the present school year. There were many objections to it, such as difficulties in carrying it out. One difficulty was that the girls already were taken away for a whole day out of a week of five days for instruction in cookery, sewing and cutting out, yet they had to train them to the same pitch in other subjects as the boys. The staff did not see their way to spare the girls for another hour or two for drill. Another II difficulty was that he thought it wouldn't be advisable for the girls to be taught the same drill as the boys. They would have to have a- special outfit and place in which to be drilled. They could not (j take the girls outside as they did the boys in |l public. to jj The Chairman suggested that as the Vice-chair- i| man was not present they should defer the matter until another day. Mr T. R. Morgan then proposed that the matter Ii be deferred for the present, and Dr Edwards seconding, it was agreed to. SHORTHAND. The Headmaster said be was not in a position to say anything definite with reference to the in- struction of this subject. He was in correspon- dence in connection with the matter. A committee composed of Messrs T. R. Morgan, Evan Rees, and Rev D. T. Hughes was appointed to go into the matter with power to act until the next meeting. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from a Welsh Ladies' Choir offering its services at any concert held by the School. It stated that the choir had been engaged by the Towyn and other county schools, and sums amounting to 9,35 or F,40 were realized. MJ John Thomas said that the concert held at Towyn was probably largely patronized by the I visitors, and they could have a hall to hold 500 or 600 people, but in Machynlleth the receipts would perhaps hardly pay the choir. The Rev D. T. Hughes proposed that the matter be indefinitely deferred. The proposition was agreed to. SCHOLARSHIPS. A letter was read from Jesus College, Oxford, enclosing application forms for scholarships from the school into that college. Mr Meyler stated that there was no one likely to enter from the Machynlleth School. YEARLY GRANT. The Clerk informed the Managers that he had only received one instalment of the grant of the County Governing Body. There was from 9,180 to E190 remaining. The year would end in March.
ISYGARREG. COUNTY ELECTION.-There are two candidates for the honour of representing Isygarreg and Uwchy- garreg. The Liberal candidate is Mr. John Jones, of Glanmerin, and the Conservatives will be repres- ented by Mr. F. M. Campbell. There is no doubt-that the election will turn on the question of the i'ifle range, and the residents of ti if/ district are about equally divided on the matter. The Liberal candidate will derive considerable benefit from the fact that there is no contest at Machynlleth, as lie will be supported by the Liberals of the town.
BARMOUTH. PERSONAL.—Mr Griffith Lloyd 'Williams, son of Mr Owen Williams, butcher, Marine House, who has served his time in the diapery trade, has entered into an agreement with a London firm to proceed to Africa as an assistant in one (Af their branch establishments at Durban. Mr Williams leaves England next Monday, with universal good wishes. BENEFIT CON.CI-,IIT.-On Tuesday evening, at the English Congregational schoolroom, a miscel- laneous concert was ihld, the proceeds being for the benefit of Mr John Jones, joiner, Balmoral House, one of the members of the Royal Male Voice Choir, who has been unable to follow his occupation for several months through illness. All those that took part in the concert gave their services gratuitously. I COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—Councillor John Evans, J.P., 12, Porkington-terrace, has been re- turned unopposed as a member of the County Council to represent the urban district. For the rural District Council the three following have been didy nominated for the scat MrBennei Williams, shop- keeper, Brynarfor, Llanaber; Mr Eliis Pughe Jores, farmer, LIwyndu, Llanaber: and Mr Owen Jones, Bontddu, Llanaber. The polling takes place on the 14th of March. A keen contest is expected. RATEPAYERS' UNION.—The annual meeting of the members of the Union was held on Monday evening, at the Board Schoolroom, for the purpose of electing officials and for the enrolment of mem- bers for the ensuing year. By the number present, one might imagine that the Union is wo more the power in town that it was a few years ago. The present chairman and vice were re-elected. Mr Morris Jones, saddler, was chosen secretary, and Mr Lewis Owen Evans, flour dealer, treasurer. Several names were mentioned to be balloted at the meeting on Friday for the twelve seats on the Executive Committe". The meetings, no doubt, to a great extent seive th,) purposes of debating societies, as they give the young people the advan- tage of becoming speakers at public meetings. It was at some of these that several of our public men made their debut. The meetings also bring them in touch with the welfare of the town and its management. OBITUARY.—After a. long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, the death of ir. David Jones, formerly a draper at Trawsfynydd, took place at his nephew's residence at Marine terrace. The deceased had been for a number of years a draper at Trawsfynydd, but in consequence of protracted illness he had to retire, and came here to reside with Mr E. D. Jones, headmaster of the County Intermediate School. The genial air and the mildness of the climate of the district agreed with him, and his life was much prolonged. The deceased was a Nonconformist and a very useful deacon with the Baptist denomination. In politics be was a staunch Liberal. The funeral took place on Saturday, when the remains were taken to Trawsfynydd and buried at the denomina- tional burial ground adjoining the chapel. The cortege left here at 10 o'clock and proceeded in vehicles via Tynygroes. The chief mourners were Mr E. D. Jones and his widowed mother. The deceased was in his 70th year. AMBULANCE.—The annual dinner of the St John's class took place on Tuesday evening of last week at the Corsygedol Hotel. There were present the President, Major T. W. Best, Lingfield vice do., Mr Oswald Davies, solicitor hon. secretaries, Mr Lewis Jones and Sergeant Breeze. Over seventy, including the members of the class, sat down to an excellent menu provided by the host and hostess. Father Wilcock, Mr Ellis Wilkin, Glanmawddach, Councillor B. J. Allsop, Mr Harvey Jones, Mr Crump, Mr Robert Jones. N. & S. Wales Bank, and Mr W. R. Hall enlivened the evening by their various songs and addresses. The Treasurer was presented with 19 volumes of Charles Dickens' works, and Dr D. A. Hughes, the instructor, with the Imperial Library of English Literature, valued at seven guineas Mr Lewis Jones, bon sec., with a gold chain, and Sergeant Breeze with a Gladstone bag. Certificates and medals were also distributed to those who had gained proficiency, and medals to those who had successfully passed the various standards of an examination. One of the most pleasant evenings since the formation of the class was spent. The company dispersed soon after 11 o'clock.
DOLGELLEY. FHEE CHURCH CONTEEKN-CE.—The annual Conference of the North Wales Federation of the Free Churches is to be held this year ar Dolgelly, and the date has now been fixed for the 17th of April. HYMNS ANDTHEIK AUTHORS—On Wednesday evening the Rev. H. N- Henderson delivered an interesting Lecture at the English Congregational Chapel on the above subject. The Lecture was illustrated, the Lantern being under the care of Mr. H. Parry Jones. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—The First of March at Dolgelley is the great fete day of the Friendly Societies, and preparations on an extensive scale are going on for next Friday. There will be processions, feasts and meetings, and it seems as if the celebrations this year will surpass those of the past. WOMEN TJEMPEHANCE SOCIETY.—The last meeting arranged by this active Temperance Association was held at Pendref. The Chair was occupied by Mrs. Williams, Maesyffynon, the" president of the Society. The ladies were assisted in this meeting' by a Choir from Pendref, under the conductorship of Miss Polly Roberts, and a party of young girls from the Infant School, who were conducted by Miss Pritchard, the Head Mistress. They excellently rendered an Action Song. A recitation was given by Miss Lizzie Jones. Argoed; and a song by Miss L. C. Meredith. The Rev. Peter Jones, and lr. Edward Owen, Bridge Street, addressed the meeting. WILLIAM TYNDALE.—At the meeting of the C. M. Vterary Society, held last Friday night at liethel, under the presidency of Mr. Humphrey Morris, an excellent Lecture on"'fyndale4nd his First Translation of the Testament was given by the Rev. J. Williams, H.A. He dwelt on the cruel persecution Tyndale was subjected to, and pointed out that his most uucoin- prising persecutors were the bishops, and especially the then Bishop of St. Asaph, who burnt in a public bonfire all the copies he could procure. To this Mr Williams attributed the great scarcity of the first edition, only three copies being now extant, and even those are tattered and incomplete. Mr. Williams dwelt on Tyndale and- his mission, and showed how through all the persecutions and imprisonment, he finally succeeded in completing higreat task. Mr. Williams was cordially thanked for his lecture, and the president and the Rev. Evan Roberts spoke further. THE SIMULTANEOUS MISSION.—The Free Church Council has arranged meetings for this and next week in connection with the great Evangelistic move- ment known as the Stimulanteous Mission. This week United prayer meetings are held at the different chapels, The first of the series was held on Monday night at Bethel—the Rev. Parri Huws, B.D., the president of the Local Council—presiding. The following nights the meetings were held at Ebenezer, and Tabernacle. On Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, a prayer-meeting was held at Bethel. To-night (Thursday) it will be held at Salem. attendance from the start has been exceedingly good, and it is evident that the churches have realised the importance of the effort. Next week Miss liosina Davies, the well-known lady evangelist from South Wales, will conduct mission services every night, as well as a meeting for the women in the afternoon. The Women Temperance Society have undertaken the work of house-to-house visiting, and no doubt will be able to gather in some of the people who are neglecting all places of worship. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—This Board met for its fortnightly meeting on Saturday last at the County Hall, when there were present Messrs Cadwaladr Roberts (chairman), Richard Mills (vice-chairman), John Evans, Hugh Evans, Edward H. Davies, David Evans, John Edwards, John Roberts, Griffith Richards, Ellis Williams, Richard Jones, Hugh Evans. M. G. Williams, Robert Hughes. Howell Pugh, Meyrick Roberts, Owen Jones, Hugh Jones, and John l'ughe Jones, and W. H. Kicharason, assistant-clerk. The amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight in the Barmouth district, per Mr Thomas Parry, was LSO 4s to 256 paupers, and in the Talyllyn district, per Mr William Davies, R,58 14s 6d to 202 paupers. Number of inmates in the House 43 corn s- ponding week of last year, 50. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, forty, as against forty-six for the corresponding week of last year. Balance in treasurer's hands, £ 605 3s Id cheques for payment £ 922 12s 7d.— The Master made a statemeut with respect to a letter received from Mr 13ireliain regarding deserving poor, and it was decided to leave the matter in the hands of a c ommittee to consider and report thereon to the next meeting. A petition in favour of the Sunday Closing (England) Bill was ordered to be be signed by the chairman on behalf of the Guardians, —Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with pro- vision during the ensuing six months were read and contracts'let.—Instructions were given to convey the thanks of the Guardians to the Rev. J. Lloyd, Dol- gelley, for gifts of tobacco to men and cheese to women at the Workhouse, and also Miss Cotton, Barmouth, for books.—The clerk was ordered to take proceedir gs against several persons for neglect to contribute towards the maintenance of relatives.
Cardiganshire County Council Elections. UNOPPOSED RETURNS & NOMINATIONS. Nominations for the triennial election of the Cardiganshire Couifty Council were received at the different stations on Friday last, and notices of withdrawal were received and objections heard on Saturday afternoon. Appended are the unopposed returns Bow Street Division.—Mr Henry Bonsall, '48, Marine-terrace. Abervst wvrh, l lanbadarn Fawr.—Major John J. Bonsall, Fron- frailb. IJanddewi Brefi.—Mr David Davies, v* erndriw. L anfarian.—Mr M. L. Vaughan Davies, M.P. New Quay.—Mr Evan James Davies, Glyn. Taliesin.—Captain David Williams, Tre'rddol. '•Lilandyssiliogcgo.—Mr Thomas Thomas, Crugyr- eryr Factory, Talgarreg. Devil's Bridge.—Rev. Richard Gwmryn Jones. Goginan.—Mr J. R James, Peithyll. Llangeitho.—Mr Thomas Davies, Pantybeudy Hull. Llanwnen.—Mr William Davies, Ffynonfair. North tilandyssul,—Mr Daniel Evans, Glau T'eiti,' Lk ndyssul. .Trefeirig.—Mr J. Hugh Edwards, Terrace-road, Ab jrystwyth. Llanwenog.—Mr James Jones, Caerau, Llany- byther. Strata Florida.—Mr Edward Evans, Great Dark*1 gate-street, Aberystwyth. Llanarth—Mr Morgan Evans, Oakford. Llamjranoor— Mr Thomas Evans, Cefncwrt, Llan. ■ Cwmrlieidol- -Mr William Evans, Penybont, Ponterwyd. Llanllwchaiarn—The Rev William Griffiths# Arwerydd, Maenygroes, New Quay. Llandygwydd—Colonel J. R. Howell, Pantgwyrlr Boncath, R.8.O. Nantcwnlle—Mr Daniel Jenkins, Board School# Llanycrwys. Lledrod—Mr David Jenkins, Pontnewydd, Blaen- pennal. Felinfach—Mr Evan Evans, Green Grove. Llanilar—Mr Benjamin Jones, Brynda. Penbryn—Mr David Jones, Cwmbedw, RhydlewiSj Llandyssul. Llangoedmore—Mr David Samuel Jones, Castell Maelgwyn Farm, Boncath R.S.O. Talybont—Mr Edward Jones, Elgar House. Aberbank—Mr David Lloyd, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn. Vspyttv—.Mr Thomas Morgan, Tymawr. Troedyraur—Mr Thomas Morris, PantseirifawTi Glynarthen. South Llandyssul—Rev T. Pennant Phillips Oswald Villa, Llandyssul. 'Aberystwyth (Ward No. 2)—Mr D. C. Roberts. Tregaron—Mr D. J. Williams, Abercoed. Borth—Mr J. M. Williams, Old New Inn. Lampeter.—Mr J. C. Harford, Falcondale. Cardigan (North Division).—Mr C. Beynoo Evans. f Cardigan (South Division).—Mr James Stephens* solicitor. The divisions in which contests will take place and the names of the candidates are as follows:— Llanfihangel Croyddin.—David Morgans, Farm, Crosswood, farmer John James, Pwllcenawoo* Capel Bangor. Llanrhystyd.—David Morgan James, London House? lecturer (C) John Ellis, Pencwmcanol, Llanddeiniol (L). Llanfair.—* John Jenkin Davies, BlaenwauBf farmer and grocer; William Rees, Penlon, Llani<? Road, farmer. Aberayron.—*E. Lima Jones, 5a, Bridge-street* chemist; Thomas Gwilym Evans, 4, Greenland' terrace, Congregational minister. Aeron.—Thomas Jenkins, Bronfe Ucha, Llanerch' aeron, farmer and cattle dealer; John Jones, UnioO* Aberarth, draper and grocer. Llansantffraed.—Lewis Davies, 5, Portland-street» Llanon, insurance agent; Evan Morgan, The Green# Llanon, corn merchant. < Cilcenin.—*Dr Jenkin Lewis, Llainlwyd, Llanon» Jenkin Morgan Jones, Penywern, farmer. Alierystwyth (Ward No. 1).—*R. Doughton, Darkgate-street; R. J. Jones, South Marine-terrace. H Aberystwyth (Ward No. 3).—Robert Ellis, Terrace* H road, chemist; T. E. Salmon, Terminus Hotel. Aberystwyth (Ward No. 4).—*Evan Hugh Jame«» Crugiau John Morgan, Larches, timber merchant. Denotes retiring member,
London Letter. t [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] THE WAR. The news from the seat of war has bee more favourable to the English Governmeflf during the last week than for some time previous. There is news of the capture ammunition which the Boers can ill pare, of the capture of horses, and of a fe" surrenders. Compared with earlier tag in the war, the surrenders have been fe and miimoortant, and this fact gives cololo to. the statement that the struggle has becoI11 more embittered and that before long all tbi Boers in the field against us will be irre' concilables. Considerable light has beeo thrown on the attitude and proceedings of some of our generals by the publication 0 the despatches and the cross questioning i the House of Commons. It now appeal^ that many of the charges made by Mr Stea^ and others had a foundation of truth, though it is apparent that other charges have be made on insuflicieiit evidence. MR. ;pI KVA.XS. An interesting interchange of coinplilneii I has taken place between Mr Sam Evans, Johannesberg, and Mr Markham, one of th new members of Parliament. Mr 8- Evans is, I believe, a native of "Wrexham, i thorough Welshman both by blood and speech, but he represents, or did represeI1 the great firm of Ecksteins in South Afri It will be remembered that some time ag" Mr Markham, in a maiden speech in th House of Commons attacked the appoint ments made by Sir Alfred Milner and Loi^ Roberts in the Transvaal. He showed tb8* all the most important appointments ha^ fallen into the hands of representatives the great financial houses of Joliannesberfe to the manifest injury of the interests Of the British and Dutch public. Mr SaDl Evans wrote a short reply to the Times" week or so ago, and now Mr Markha#5 returns to the attack with greater force th¿). ? ever. It will be interesting to watcP developments. THE IRISH PARTY. The Irish are determined upon making the most of their new unity, and even .Ti Healy speaks and votes with his brethren On the great question which they are ø. present engaged upon, that is, a scheme 0 land purchase for Ireland, they are also having the aid of Mr T. W. Russell, tbo Unionist member who was Under-Secretary to the Local Government Board in the l Ministry. Mr Russell is one of the finest orators in the House, and his loss to tb:6 Conservative party is quite as great as b gain to the Irish party. Ireland bids fair be absolutely united over the Land Purcha5 scheme and that spells success. The Welsb members are pottering about the Welsb arms and such subjects, and iiispiriiigibsul4 paragraphs in the Press about the argument* in favour of adopting the red dragon or tb four lions of Rhodri Fawr as the emblem 0 Wales Surely, this kind of thing can b* left to the members of the Cardiff Corpo tion. A Land Purchase Act is needed jJJ Wales, and it would be much wiser if Welsb members directed their attention to some 0* the crying grievances in Wales instead Of playing the part of amateur heralds. THE LAW SCHOOL. The Council of Aberystwyth College h started well by appointing two Professors of great academical distinction to organize th* new Law School. The value of the training given altogether depends upon the efficiency ef the Staff, but the direction taken by new professors in laying the foundation 0* the school is also of the utmost importance Mr Levi has a sound knowledge of tbj? Oxford and London Law Schools, and J believe the other professor has an equally profound knowledge of the Cambridge an<* n American Schools of Law. They will tht1 combine all the advantages of the differed systems, and no doubt evolve between theJJ1 a School of Law which should compaf^ favourably with any in the country.
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Birtbs, Carriages and Dtalfts. BIRTHS. CUAxDLEH-Jan 31st, at Meivod Villa, Church nill- road, Rirmingham, the wife of F. W. Chandler of Ii daughter. JENKINS—Feb. 21st, at 127, Lavender Hill, LONDON* the wife of J. Jenkins of a daughter. DEATHS. J joNEs-Fel) 23rd, at Minafen, Aberdovey, 1\111- Jones, only daughter of Mr William Jones, cO& merchant, aged 20 years.. JONES.—On the 21st" Fob. at Xorth-p^rade, Mau Anne Lumley Jones, widow of Captain DaVi^ Jones, 53 years of age. PATTEN.—On 23rd Fel). at Bath-street, Tom PATTEI" cycle mechanic, aged 17 years. ■ J Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEOE^ £ REES, at the "WJJ.SII GAZKTTR" WLNU-V^'G Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in (he County 0 M Cardigan, Thursday, Felruary 23: t, 1901. ?