ABERYSTWYTH. i LICENSING REFORM is the subject of an address to be given shortly, as annouced in another column. PERSONAL.—The Rev T. Levi and Mrs and Miss Levi have this week left for Torquay, whither they have gone to recuperate health and strength. FOOTBALL.—Aberystwyth and Llandrindod met at Newtown on Saturday for the .«emi-final of the South Wales cup. The result was a pointless draw, and the match will have to be replayed. HOME FROM THE W AR.-Lientenant Lewis Evans, second son of the late Sir Griffith Evans, Lovesorrove, who holds a commission in the famous Black Watch, returned home from the front on Wednesday evening in last week. He was accom- panied by General Sir James Hills-Jobnes, who had gone to meet him at Southampton. PROPERTY SALE.Mr R K Jenkins offered for sale at the Lion Royal Hotel, on Wednesday, the following freehold properties:—Grocer's shop and dwelling house at the corner of Bridge-street and South-road; Bridge End house, shop and dwelling house, No. 10. South-road No. 9, South- road and No. 8, South-road. The reserve price was not reached in either lot, and all were with- drawn. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting of the Ystwyth Lodge of Good Templars was held at the Progress Hall, Mill-street, last Friday evening. Mr Thomas Vaughan presided over a good attendance. Four new members were enrolled. The following were installed officers for this quarter:-Chiaf Templar, Mr Rees Edwards; Past Chief Templar, Mr D M Jones; Vice-Templar, Miss Lewis secre- tary, Mr Rbys M Jones. London House assistant secretary, Mr D LI Jenkins: financial secretary, Mr T E Pugh treasurer, Miss James; chaplain. Miss Jones; marsballs, Miss Getta Richards and Miss Jones; indoor guard, Mr Thomas Fox; out- door guard, Mr D H Williams. The following pro- gramme was also rendered ;-Pianoforte duett, Misses Doughton and Jones; solo, "The lads in navy blue," Mr David Davies. Mr David Davies and Miss Lizzie Jones were appointed to arrange a programme for the next meeting. COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr Isaac James Rowland, a pupil of this school, and son of Mrs Rowland (iron- .monger), Marine-terrace, has passed the entrance examination of the London and Provincial Bank. The examination took place at Llanidloes, and Mr .Rowland acquitted himself very creditably. He hopes shortly to begin his apprenticeship in one of the branches. We understand that old pupils of the school are forming an Old Pupils' Association. Mr Goronwy Owen, U.C.W., is president; Mr R. D. Edwards, U.C.W., secretary, and Mr John James, U.C.W., treasurer. It is contemplated to have a picnic and social about the end of March. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The 1st Cardigan Volunteer Artillery were inspected on Monday evening by Colonel Hopkins, commanding officer M. and V. A. Severn Defences. Capt G. F. Roberts was in com- mand. The men, accompanied by the band, marched from the Tgwn Hall to the Pavilion, where the inspection took place. Capt. Mathias, Lieut. Rea, and Lieut. Morgan put the Company through squad and marching drill. Colonel Hopkins said he never expected to see such a smart body of men, and their efficiency reflected the highest credit on the officers and instructors. ° UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS.—This week the members of the Welsh Nonconformist places of worship in the town are holding united prayer meetings, which are being largely attended. The meeting on Monday evening was held at Salem Chapel; on Tuesday at Baker-street Congregational Chapel; on Wednesday at the Tabernacle Chapel; and on Thursday at St Paul's Wesleyan Chapel. THE MAYOR (Councillor R. J. Jones) is having a busy time of it these days. On Tuesday he formed part of the deputation which awaited upon Mr Chamberlain on behalf of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, who are anxious to remove to Canada. SKATING has been enjoyed in the neigbourhocd of the town during the past few days. Every con- venient sheet of ice attracting a crowd. THE Sxow which lies so thickly on the neigh- bouring country-side has as usual, disappeared from our town, which has lately enjoyed several days of brilliant sunshine. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the weekly petty sessions held at the Town Hall on Wednesday (yesterday) before Alderman Peter Jones, John Watkins, Esq., and Aid E P Wynne, John C Evans, Tremy- don. Borth, ministej, was charged by J J Hughes, Talyboat, vaccination officer, with neglecting to cause his child to be vaccinated. The case was adjourned foa a fortnight. CLEMENT HOE, a well known character in town, was released from Carmarthen gaol on Saturday last, where he had served a sentence of six weeks' hard labour. He returned to Aberystwyth the same day, and whilst under the influence of drink, he fell on th pavement in Portland-street, and was supposed to have received serious injuries to the head. He was taken on the police ambulance to the Infirmary, where his injuries were dressed by Dr James. These proved to be of a slight nature, and he was discharged on Monday evening. VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY.—Mr H. H. 'ague Smith, who presided at the second half- v meeting of the Vale of Rheidol Light Rail- uompany beld at the Company's Offices, ria-street, Westminster, on Tuesday, an- ;ed that the line would be opened before the iate of the next half-yearly meeting. With other director and the engineers of the line he ad inspected the works recently, and found that most satisfactory progress had been made, it being probable that the whole of the route from Aber- ystwyth to Devil's Bridge would be completed very shortly. The carriages and other rolling stock, which had been supplied from Birmingham, were solid and commodious, and a credit to the company and the makers. As to the Aberayon extension, a meeting had been held of the Cardigan County Council last week at which a resolution was passed asking the Light Railway Commissioners to sanc- tion their subscribing iEl8,000 to that extension, bat it must be clearly understood that tbe land- owners and the public interested must help or the line would not be made. This company was pre- pared to make up any deficiency of subscription and to construct and to work the line on terms which could not be obtained elsewhere. Conclud- ing, be said the works of the main line were so far completed that the Board of Trade would be asked to inspect the line in the third week in April, and it was hoped to have the line opened on the Coronation Day. Mr Francis (Wallog, Borth) seconded, and the motion was passed. A dividend of three per cent out of capital was sanctioned for the ordinary shares. INSTALLATION OF THE PRINCE OF WALE.S— At the Welsh University Court on Saturday at Shrewsbury, the Aberystwyth deputation met with a reception the cordiality of which could not for a moment be doubted, evoking as it did the cheers of the Court. His Worship the Mayor (Councillor R. J. Jones) duly habited in his imposing robes of office, accompanied by Alderman E. P. Wyn ne (chairman of the Finance Committee), and the Town Clerk (Mr A. J. Hughes), both in robes, were introduced to the Court by the Vice Chancellor (Principal Roberts). The Mayor said he was not in the heartv invitation he gave the Court to his borough going to enter into the merits of the case The relative merits of the various towns in this. connection were fully discussed in 1896, when Aber- ystwyth was honoured with the installation of the King, then the Prince of Wales, as the Chancellor. Aberystwyth then rose to the occasion (hear, hear,) and gave a reception to the Prince of Wales and to the Court that was worthy of His Royal Highness, of the Court, and of their town (applause).-The Town Clerk also spoke, and they left the application to be judged on its meiits, and if they were honoured with the ceremony they would endeavour to carry out their part as they did in 1896 (hear, hear).—Principal Roberta, on behalf of the Univers. lty College of Wales, declared that if Aberystwyth were selected the College would most heartily carry out their part to the credit of the University. They were, however, not unmindful of the fact that the last installation was held at Aberystwyth, and if the Court on thatground selected some other centre Aberystwyth would loyally accept the decision of the Court (hear, hear).—Mr Humphreys Owen, M.P.'(chairman of the Cambrian Rail wayscompany), supported, and added that the way in which the Cantbrian Railways Company arranged railway facilities for the last installation at Aberystwyth might be taken as a guarantee, should Aberystwyth again be selected, the railway arrangements would be such as would do credit; to the Principality (hear, hear, and laughter).—Rev Llewellyn Edwards (London) moved, and Dr Gomer Lewis (Swansea) seconded, that Aberystwyth be selected (cries of 11 With (I raw."). Mr Lewis Williams (Cardiff), Mr D. E. Jones, and Prof Ed Edwards strongly ap- pealed for the withdrawal of the amendment, and the Rev Llewellyn Edwards, in acquiescing, said his only desire had been to demonstrate the sincerity of the invitation from Aberystwyth.—The Deputy Chancellor then formally put the case of Bailor which he declared carried unanimously, amid cheers. Continuing, he proposed, and Principal Roberts seconded, that the Registrar convey the most cordial thanks of the Court to the different representative bodies who had come before them that morning for their kind invitations.—The Court was one blaze of colour, caused by the various rich robes worn by the members and others entitled to the distinctions, amongst whom the deputation and friends from Aberystwyth were conspicuous by the correctness of their robes and the respet paid by them in so appearing before the Court.. APPOINTMENT.—Mr James Rees, chief clerk at I ae Manager's Office of the Manchester and Mil- )rd Railway, has been appointed manager of the 'ale of Rheidol Railway, now under construction. 'here were a large number cf applicanrs, out ef rhich two were selected, the final appoint- ment being made on Tuesday. PRESENTATION TO MR. RICHARD JONES, WILLIAM STREET. An interesting gathering took place at the Calvinistic Methodist Schoolroom, Waen, on lues- lay, February 13th, which was made the occasion )f a presentation to Mr Richard Jones. William ;treet, who has been the main supporter of the ichool during the past twenty years. In the after- noon a tea was held, when the following ladies 1 )resided at the tables:—Mrs Edwards, Penglaise :ach Miss Winnie Edwards, Laurels; Mrs J G Rowe, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Evans, Cambrian street; Miss Nelson, Terrace; Miss Lewis, Waun; Miss Jones, Terrace and the Misses Rees, Bridge-street; issisted by Messrs R Jenkins, W Jenkins, and J Richards. The Rev T E Roberts, M.A., presided aver an entertainment held in the evening. Amongst those who took part in the programme were Miss Maggie Evans, Hendon House; Mary Jane Lewis, W H Bowyer, Miss M Davies, M Lewis, Mr J E Tibbott, Messrs R Jenkins and J D Rich- ards, Annie Jones, Miss Thomas and friends, and Mr J G Rowe. The presentation to Mr Richard Jones, consisted of a handsome illuminated address and an autograph album. Mrs Edwards, Penglaise Fach, bad been deputed to make the presentation, and in doing so she gave a short history of the school since its commencement, and the prominent part played by Mr Jones in its progress. The fol- lowing is the wording of the address:— CYFLWYNEDIG I MR. RICHARD JONES, 5, WILLIAM STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Anwyl Frawd,— Pleser o'r mwyaf gan ddeiliaid Ysgol Sabbat hol y Waen ydyw cael cyfleustra i fynegi eu teim- ladau tuag atoch ar derfyn ugain mlynedd o wasanaeth gwerthfawr yn nglyn a'r ysgol uchod. Ar y Sabbath cyntaf o'r flwyddyn bresenol dech- reuai yr unfed-flwyddyn-ar-bugain o'ch gwasan- aeth yn ein mysg. Yr ychydig Sabbathau yn ystod y tymor maith yma y buoch yn absenol yr oeddych, oddigertb ar un achlysur yn unig, naill ai yn cynrychioli ein hysgol mewn cyfarfodydd ysgolion neu oddi-cartref am ycbydig seibiant. Yn ystod y tymor bwn yr ydych wedi dyfod i fyny atom lawn fil o Sabbathau, ac ar rai ugein- iau o'r Sabbathau byny yr ydych wedi dyfod foreu a phrydnawn. Laweroeid o weithiau rhoddasoch y swydd o arolygwr i fyny, ond bob tro gomeddodd yr Ysgol eich rhyddhau. Y mae'n teimladau tuag atoch fel "Arolygwr Ysgol Sabbatbol y Waen" yn cael eu datgan yn foddhaol iawn yn y penillion ar y testyn hwnw ddyfarnwyd yn fuddugol mewnCy- farfod Cystadleuol gynhaliwyd Chwefror 19eg, 1896. Yr oedd eiddo Gwmryn'' fel y canlyn:— Richard Jones yr Arolygwr Sydd i 'Sgoldy'r Waen yn noddwr, 'Fe yw tad y lie Fel y gyr yr agerbeiriant Gyr yr Ysgol Sul i lwyddiant, A'i holl blant yn wir ddyrchafant Dan ei ofal e'. Cyfaill hynaws. dyn caredig, Un o ysbryd duwiolfrydig, Rhodia lwybrau'r Nef. Gweitbiwr diwyd, da a ffyddlon, Un a'r Achos yn ei galon, Un o wylwyr Mynydd Seion, Dyna'i nodwedd ef. 0 dan eich arweiniad fel Arolygwr parbaol. v mae gwelliantau iuaws wedi eu dwyn oddiam- gylch yn y lie—gwelliantau yn yr adeilad, yn ei ddodrefn, yn y llafur Beiblaidd a gynyrcbir, yn v casgliadau a wneir, ac yn nglyn a'r oedfaon a gynelir. Dilys genym ddarfod i chwi—trwy eich serch- owgrwydd naturiol, eich duwiolfrydedd, eich zel dros ddirwest a phob achos da, a'eh ymroa-I di- hafal i waith crefydd, ddylanwadu yn effeithiol lawn ar y plant sydd wedi eu magu yn y Waen, ac ar y saw I gawsant y fraint o fod yn gydweith- wyr a chwi, ac y mae dau o'r rbai diweddaf yma bellach yn y Weinidogaeth. Wrth gyflwyno i chwi yr Anerchiad hwn yn nghyda'r Autograph Album, eiddunwn i chwi a'ch :.eulu bob nawdd a bendith byd derfyn eich taith, a'r diwedd yn ogoniant tragwyddol. Ydym, anwyl frawd, dros yr ys,-ol, THOMAS EDWARDS, JAMES ROWE, DAVID JENKINS, JOHN PKITCHARD, JAMES LEWIS, DR JASEVAN. Mr Jones made a suitable reply, thanking the members of the school for the appreciation they had shown of his services. The occasion would always be remembered by him as one of the happi- est in his life, and he hoped to be spared for many years again to attend the Waun School.-Speeclies ulogistic of Mr Jones' many good qualities were also given by Messrs Isaac Griffith. Rowland Morgan, Daniel Thomas, J Barclay Jenkins, and Daniel Jenkins, Fronfraith Fach. The arrange- ments for the meeting had been carried out by a committee, of which Mr James Rowe was chair- man, Mr J Pritchard, treasurer, and Mr D J Evans, secretariy. DEATH OF THE REV. E. PEXLLYN JONES. By the death of the Rev E. Penllyn Jones, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, has lost its oldest official, and its most familiar figure. The rev gentleman passed away at 3.3o on Sunday after- noon at his residence, Argoed, Penglaise-road, in the 62nd year of his age. His death will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He had been connected with the College since its inception in 1872, having held the offices of registrar and librarian, and was still the holder of the latter office at the time of his death. He had been ailing more or less for the past five years, having on several occasions suffered from weakness, but from this he had partly recovered. Since mid-summer last, however, it was evident to all his friends that his days were numbered, and that the sands were run- ning low in the glass. He went about during Christmastide, and it was hoped that some months of existence were still left him. About a month ago it was seen beyond a doubt that death had laid his hands upon him, and after a few weeks' illness, free from suffering and pain, he peacefully breathed his last on Sunday. Dr Abraham Thomas was the medical attendant. Deceased, who was twice married, leaves a widow, with whom deep sympathy is felt in her bereavement. The Rev Evan Penllyn Jones was a native of Penllyn, near Bala, and came to Aberystwyth at the opening of the College in October, 1872, to be its registrar and librarian. His appointment to this post was due, no doubt, to the late Principal Edwards, with whom lie had been a fellow-student at Bala College. Other fellow-students of Mr Jones at the same time were the Rev Llewellyn Edwards and the Rev D. Charles Edwards. He occupied the offices of registrar and librarian jointly till 1892, when he resigned the former office, his successor being the Rev T. Mortimer Green. He began life as a blacksmith. He first of all studied at Bala College ana aiterwaras proceeded to Glasgow University, where he took his M.A. degree. After leaving the University, he was engaged for some time at Towvn Academy, a very popular school in those days, and in which Principal T. F. Roberts was then a pupil. When Mr Jones came to Aberystwyth College in 1872, the number of students was small, and they necessarily saw more of the librarian and registrar than is the case with students nowadays. In those early days he used also to do a good deal of work in the way of tuition to the junior classes in English and in classics. The students of that first generation had ample opportunities of observing what manner of man deceased was, and there was no one of them who had not the highest respect for him, and who owed him a deep debt of gratitude for help given in ,regard to books, and for other services. The library in those days was part of the present oval room, and was ascended by a flight of steps just on the left, inside the great portal of the College. This was destroyed by the great fire of 1884. Here the students of that day remember Mr Jones as a very hard working registrar. During these years he con- tinued his studies in theology and Hebrew, and obtained the further degree of B.D. at Glasgow University. In October, 1874, he sat for the Calvin. istic Methodist Synodical examination, which was held that year at Carmarthen. His name appeared in the list of successful candidates in a very honour- able position, amongst others whose names appeared on the same list being the late Rev John Morgans Rhiwhwys, a former student pf Aberystwyth College' and the Rev James Jones, M.A., Tanygroes. In the following j eir Mr Jones was ordained to the full work of the ministry. He wasiremarkable as being one who remembered he faces of old students, although the existenc he College ranged over a period of thirty years. always appeared as equally delighted to meet them as they were delighted to meet him. He always had a kind word, and made sincere enquiries as to their success in life. Some former students had hoped that he would have found time to jot down anecdotal reminiscenses of College life and College students. No man had observed more minutely or been more cognisant of everything going on within the walls of the institution than he. It is feared, however, that this is a work which was never begun. He was greatly respected and beloved by everybody at the College, both by members of the staff and the students, and also by the members of the Council, of whom might be particularly mentioned the vice- president, Alderman Roberts, of Manchester, who naa Known mm from the beginning. He married the first time Miss Marie Jones, of Chester, who opened a school for girls first in Bridge. street, and subsequently removed to Victoria House, Marine-terrace A large number of girls from the town and neighbourhood availed themselves of the facilities for secondary education thus afforded, and a number of boarders also came from distant parts. ml! T\feJied ab0ut ten years a?° after a long fi °Trer years ago he married the widow of the late Rev Griffith Davies, Cardigan, who now survives him. He had no issne by either marriage. J Throughout his life he had been a student of theological literature, and had accumulated an enormous library, which contained some rare books and very many costly books. He seemed within the last few months to have taken up with much zest the study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and now, it would seem, he has actually experienced the better ti.i;igs which are "within the veil." The deceased was also known as an earnest and conscientious Christian. For many years he was a member of Bath-street Presbyterian Chapel, when the church was under the charge successively of the Rev Wm. Evans, now of Pembroke Dock Rev Varteg Jones, Rev J. Glyn Davies, now of Newport, and the Rev Richard Hughes, now of Bournemouth. During these years the late Principal Edwards and the Rev Llewellyn Edwards were members of the church. He was a close friend of Principal Edwards, and had a iuifd of anecdotes relating to him and his family Upon those occasions when, after his departure from the town, the Principal visited Aberystwyth, he was generally the guest of the Rev Penllyn Jones. A few years ago deceased removed from the town, and went to reside at Rhydfelin, at the same time transferring his membership to Gosen Chapel, where he fulfilled largely the duties of pastor. He returned to town to live two years ago, and soon afterwards transferred his membership to Salem Chapel. He preached regularly in English and Welsh from the beginning of his career at Aberystwyth. He delivered his last sermon exactly four weeks previous to the day of his death at Penllwyn. His sermons, though not pro- found, indicated that considerable labour had been bestowed on their preparation, and that serious study and care had been exercised in thinking them out. His well-stocked library gave him special facilities in this direction. He was probably at his best in the Seiat," and particularly within the last few months his brief remarks on religious experiences indicated the character of one who was in close communion with the spiritual world. He was a member of end. less committees in connection with his denomination. He had been for thirty years a member of the North Cardiganshire monthly meeting, a member of the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School Union and other important bodies. neierences to ine aeatn were made at most or tne Nonconformist places of worship on Sunday evening, and at a meeting of the Senate of the University College on Monday night a vote of condolence with the widow was passed. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday), starting from Argoed at three o'clock for the cemetery. The funeral procession will be marshalled in the following order:—Ministers, deacons, members of the Town Council, old students, College staff, women students, men students, office bearers of Gosen, Bath-street, and Salem Chapels, hearse, mourners, and general public. The Rev D. R. Williams, minister of Salem Chapel, will officiate at the house, and it is expected that Principal Roberts will deliver an address at the graveside.
CAPEL SIGN. DEATH OF MRS EVAN RICHARDS.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs Mary Richards, wife of Mr Evan Richards, Penuwch, wnich took place at about noon on Monday. Deceased had reached the ripe age of 72 years, and up to a fortnight be- fore her death was in good health. Alarming symptoms did not set in until Friday last, and from then she gradually sank, death supervening on Monday. Deceased was held in high respect by all who knew her throughout North Cardiganshire. She was the daughter of Richard James, Pwllclai, Capel Sion. A remarkable fact is that she was the oldest of nine children, all of whom died be- foieher. She was twice married. Her first hus- band was Mr John Jones, Nantybenglog Uchaf, by whom she had issued four sons, who still survive. These are Mr David Jones, Tanygraig Mr Isaac Jones; Cefnllwynpiod Mr Richard Jones, Nanty- benglog Uchaf and Mr John Jones, Pennwch. She was married a second time to Mr Evan Richards, who was then entrusted with the supervision of her farm, and is now a county alderman, and one of the best known farmers in the neighbourhood. Subsequently, they occupied Buildings Farm, Nanteus, and remained there some years, after- wards removing to Penuwch, where they have lived for the past twenty years. The funeral will take place on Friday next, starting from the house at two o'clock for Capel Sion, where the interment will take place at the Calvinistic Methodist burying ground.
BORTH. SKATING.—During the end of last week skating was enjoysd on Pwll-mochynys, the ice being quite two inches thick. Or Saturday a thaw set in which rather spoilt the glassy surface, but frost set in again the same night, with a promise of further indulgence in the healthy out-door pas- time. DEATH.—The Death of Capt Hugh Rees, Cartref House, Borth, took place at his home on Monday afternoon rather unexpectedly, although he had been ailing for the last few weeks. Deceased, who was in the 76th year of his age, was a very faithful deacon at the Wesleyan Chapel, where he will be gre aly missed. He leaves a wife, two sons, and one daughter. Great sympathy is felt for the widow in her advanced age. FOOTBALL-The Rev Tom Jenkins, Rock House, Borth, has been selected to play for Wales against Ireland at Cardiff (association). Mr Jenkins is at present curate at Rhyl. Borth is confident that he will make a satisfactory show. Mr JOHN WALTERS who left this place and en- listed in the 4th Staffordshire (infantry) about 12 years ago has returned. Soon after enlisting his regiment was dispatched to India, and afterwards was stationed for a few years in Burmah. Mr Walters was unhappily laid up with enteric fever twice, and was invalided home a few weeks ago. SIGNIFICANT TESTIMONY to the healthy state of of Borth is the absence of any deaths for the last two months. No death is recorded since the first week in December, 1901. THE MARRIAGE of Mr Evan Davies and Miss Lizzie Jones, Cambridge-place, Borth, was solemn- Lizzie Jones, Cambridge-place, Borth, was solemn- ized at Libanus Chapel on Saturday, February 8th. Rev J. C. Evans officiated. There was a good attendance of friends, the greater part of whom had tshown their good will by the following pre- sents. The bride was given away by Capt Thos. Davies, Nathaniel House; the bridesmaids being Miss Lizzie Llcyd and Miss S. L. Viughan. The presents vere: -Bridegroom to bride, gold brooch bride's mother (Mrs Jones), tea service; Mrs Vaughan, fancy ware; Miss S A Jones, vases:; Mr J R Jones, cheque; Mrs Llovd, tahlecloth:; Miss Lloyd, d'oyley; Capt and Mrs Davies, tea service: Miss Mary Davies, lamp stand; Mrs Davies, pair towels; Mrs Lewis, counterpane Mrs Jones, sil-ver- mounted bottle Mr D Jones, silver hot water jug Mrs Ellen Jones, toilet covers; Miss Lena Jones, photo case; Mrs E Jones, hearth brush; Mrs Jenkins, pair bath towels; Miss James, toilet cover; Miss Evans, tray cloth; Miss Lloyd, pair vases.; Mr and Mrs Lewis, silver teapot and damask table- cloth Master Robert Lewis, silver salt spoons-, Miss Gwawrddydd Lewis, silver mustard spooms; Mrs Davies, handkerchief case; Miss A Hughes (Aberystwyth), tablecloth; Capt and Mrs Davies, buttercooler; Mrs Hughes (Aberystwyth), silver saltcellars; Mr J M Davies (London), cheque; Miss Davies, cheque; Miss Griffiths, tablecloth A Friend, bolster; Mr T Jones (Abervst.wvt.h) l'hAnnø- --J -I --I't Miss E Benjamin, vases: Friend, pair of bath towels; Miss Pryce (Aberystwyth), pair of sheets Miss Williams (Trefechan), pair candlesticks; Mrs Susan Williams, pair roller towels; Mrs Herbert (London), damask tablecloth; Rev J D Evans (Garston). Bible: Mrs Evans, do. damask table- cloth; Miss Lewis, view; Mrs Morris (Aberyst- wyth), counterpane; Mr Howells, do. damask tablecloth; Mrs Thomas, pillow-slips Miss Evans (Aberystwyth), pickle fork Miss Humphreys, do, toilet covers: Miss Beynon, pair- towels; Mrs Roberts, toilet covers; Mrs Davies (Aberystwyth), towels; Mrs Evans, cheese stand; Mrs Evans (Aberystwyth), table spoons; Mrs Davies, do, half-dozen teaspoons; Miss Williams; pair scent bottles; Miss Lunt, vases; Miss Williams. jugs; Mrs A E Williams, cake dish Mr E Jenkins, hot water jug; Mr and Mrs Jones (Aberystwyth), half- dozen knives and forks Capt Arthur Jones (Aber- ystwyth), cheque; Mr Simmons, scent bottle; Sunday school class, counterpane Mrs Hughes, tablecloth; Mrs Parry (Aberystwyth), toilet covers; Mrs Evans, do, half-dozen teaspoons; Miss Hosking, do, pair lace curtains.
ABERDOVEY. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR.-The weekly meeting of the Christian Endeavour Society was held on Monday evening, Mr J W Morgan, presiding. A debate took place, "Whether women should take part in public matters." Mr R 0 Richards open- ing in the affirmative, being supported by Miss Sillars Williams, Miss Charles, and Mr Edward Davies, Peuhelig. Mr Robert Griffiih led in the negative, and was supported by Mr John Roberts and Mr Humphrey Rowlands. After an animated discussion the proceedings resulted in fourteen voting for the affirmative and eleven for the nega- tive, several members remaining neutral. OBITUARY.It is with regret we record the death of Mrs Bell, wife of Captain John Bell, died on Tuesday week at her residence, 9, Glandovey- terrace, at the age of sixty-three years. The de- ceased was one of the oldest lodging-house keepers in the town, and was always greatly liked by those who stayed at her house, many of whom repeated their visits several years in suceession- She was also held in high esteem by her neigh bours and with the inhabitants O'pn.11v TJ-. .&&.1II;õ1. loss will be most deeply felt by her family, and much sympathy is expressed with Capt Bell, the daughter, and the two sons, in their affliction. The funeral took place on Friday, the interment being made at the house and at the 'graveside. UNITED DEBATING SOCIETY.—The subject of debate last Thursday evening was Town or country, which is the best to live in." The chair was taken by Mr E L Bowlands. The subject was opened by a paper read by Mr Owen Jones, which contained some strong arguments in favour of town life. He dwelt upon the many disadvantages felt in the rural parts of the country from a social, educational, and moral standpoint. He was fol- lowed by a very good paper in favour of rural life by Mr John Lewis, The Boot Warehouse. He men- tioned the great men who had been bred and born in the quiet of the country and who were leaders in politics science, and religion. He also brought torward the many advantages of country life as compared with the great miseries so often felt in the crowded streets and slums in large towns. About seven members spoke on both sides of the question, and on the vote being taken 14 were in favour of country and 10 for town. At the next meeting some Liberal and Conservative members will make an appeal for votes to form a Govern- ment. A speaker has already been elected in the person of that veterian politician—Mr Edward Davies, and a lively gathering is anticipated. TII™' Jones, who was a sister of the late Mr Silvanus Jones, Abergroes, and Thos Jones, Breichiauceiau, died last Tuesday at JNTo 2, Pros- pect place, at the age of 73. She only recently came to Aberdovey from Corris, where she had been living for a number of years. On Monday last her remains were interred in the Rhoboth Graveyard, Corris. The Rev W J Jones officiated. LITERARY INSTITUTE.—At a committee meeting held on Friday evening, a vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Wright, Plasucha, and to the Temperance Society for a number of books presented to the Library. The report of collectors for Honorary and ordinary subscriptions were read. The receipts for 1902 so far appear to be very encouraging. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for unveiling the handsome painting of the late Dr Pughe which has been exe- cuted by his daughter, Miss Buddug Pughe, and presented by her toadorn the walls of the Institute. The Committee have decided to invite Principal Roberts, U.C.W. to be present and deliver an ad- dress. The Principal delivered his first sermon when a youth in Aberdovey in what was called Capel Dr Pughe," in which building with slight alteration the Literary Institute is now located. THE LATE DR GROSHOLZ.—Mr W J Eves, one of the secretaries of the Institute has made a hand- some gift of a photograph of the late Dr Grosbolz to the Institute. Many of the numerous friends of the late amiable Doctor have taken great interest in this photograph and presentation, which is most suitable to adorn the walls as one of the founders of the Institution. BWLCHGWYN FARM.—Several applications were received for the tenancy ef this farm, which is the property of the Urban Council, and last Friday the Council resolved that the Local Committee be authorised to let the farm and it is probable that' no change will take place in the tenancy. Mr Robt Owen who applies is about to meet the Council's terms. A VALUABLE GIFT.—Miss Buddug Pughe, who is well known as an artistic painter has recently completed a very stiking and natural painting of the old lady, Mrs Margaret Davies, Temperance,and made to her a presentation of this valuable work. NEW HOUSE.—At the last meeting of the Council the plan of a very handsome residence to be erected by Mr J W Morgan was approved by the Council. SMOKING CONCERT.—The Aberdovey Volunteers held their first smoking concert at the National School on Tuesday evening week last. Lieutenant J M Howell presided, and among those present were Chaplain and Mrs Roberts, Mr and Mrs M L Lewis, Mr and Mrs Janion, Miss Howell, Major and Mrs Green, Misses Green, and the Misses Rawson. Mrs Jackson and Miss Rawson acted as accom- panists. The first part of the programme consisted of the following items :-Song and chorus, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," Lieutenant Howell and audience; selections on the mouth organ, W J Hughes; reci- tation, Private Ellis Pugh (Talfardd) song, Soldier and a Man," Lance-Corporal Jones; song, Lieutenant Howell; selections on the mouth organ, Private D Roberts; song, My Native Land," Mr J Watts (encored); song, "Muddle-puddle-juster." Mr T H 0 Jones. Prizes were then distributed to the following members for general efficiency:- Sergt. Williams, Pte. Green, Sergt. Hughes, Pte. Watson, Pte. E Roberts, Pte. Lloyd, and Pte. H Pughe. Addresses were given by the Chairman, Chaplain Roberts, and Major Green. The second part opened with an illustrated song, 11 Old Folks at Home," by the Chairman and was followed with magic lantern views of the Transvaal War, &c., explained by Chaplain Roberts. A very pleasant evening concluded with God Save the King," the words being shown on the canva3. During the in- terval a vote of thanks was passed to Mr M L Lewis for his gift of cigarettes to each member of the detachment, and at the close of the meeting five new members were enrolled. »
TREGARON. THE NEUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS are to meet at Tregaron this Thursday morning at half-past ten and it is expected the popular master of the pack will have a large following to join him in the pur- suit of Mr Reynard. PIG BREEDING.—Another fine pedigree pig-a large White Yorkshire sow-seven months old, has been introduced to the district by Mr Powell, Glan- brenig, from the well-known herd of Mr Saunders Spencer, Holywell Manor, Huntington. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. WILLIE JONES.— The funeral of the late Mr Willie Jones, of Waun- fawr, whose lamentable death at the early age of eighteen was recorded in our last issue, took place on Friday afternoon, and was very numerously attended, being one of the largest seen in the neigh- bourhood for some time. The interment was made in the burial ground of the C.M. Chapel. Tregaron, the Rev D. M. Davies. B.A., the vicar, officiated at the house, and the Rev Morgan Evans, deceased's pastor, preached a short but impressive sermon at the chapel, and again said the last rites at the graveside. There were about twenty carriages in the funeral procession, and a large number of beau- tiful wreaths bad been sent by friends and relatives. Deep sympathy is expressed with the parents and the family in their sad bereavement over the loss of so promising a son. THE WEATHER.—Hard weather has been experienced here during the past fortnight, snow lying several inches deep on the ground, which is now untillable owing to the frost. It is to be feared that if the present severe weather continues much longer it will have a serious effect upon the lambing season, which is close at hand. ° FORTHCOMING HORSE SHOW.—The movement to revive the local horse show promises to turn out successfully, judging by present prospects. Arrange- ments are being made to make the event widely known, and the date has been fixed for the 14th of March. This date should prove a good one, as the horses should then be in their best condition for Ffair Garon on the following Monday. Mr L. E. Thomas, of Berkhampstead, a gentleman well known in this neighbourhood, has accepted the presidency, and a strong and representative committee is hard at work. ♦-
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. PERSONAL.—Mr B. Davies, B.A Llanybri House, has been appointed on the teaching staff of Beccles College, Norfolk. V ACCINATION.-Several families at this town have gone through the ordeal of being re-vac- cinated owing to the small-pox scourge, which is so much dreaded by everyone. FAIRS.—Our February fair, held on the 12th inst, was small, owing to the severity of the weather. Several well-known dealers attended, and good prices were realized. READING ROOM.—At a meeting of the Reading Room Committee, held last week, Mr E. E. Mathias, not without cause, complained of the mischievous conduct of the young men attending the Reading Room, who wantonly did damage to the furniture and placed candle wax on the "chairs, also putting out the lights. It is to be hoped that the guilty ones will take the hint. BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.—On Thursday in pur- suance of the recent notices issued bv the Board i of Agriculture threatening to close the fairs on Adpar side of the town, Col. Clark, inspector under the Board, visited the town and met Dr Powell and others on the fair ground, when the Inspector courteously pointed out to the Committee the re- quirements of the Board as to paving, cleaning, &c., which should be fulfilled before the Board of Agriculture would sanction the fairs at Adpar to be continued after April 1st. The Committe, we j"~erst?n^are hopeful of overcoming the many difficulties in their way, pecuniary and otherwise so as to retain the fairs as hitherto. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday afternoon last two carts were standing on the highway near Pensarnau pubic-house near the town, when suddenly the horses drawing them became frightened and galloped towards the town. P.C. J. W. John, who happened to be on his bicycle and witnessing the accident, courageously rode after them, and alight- ing from his machine, placed himself in great danger and succeeded in arresting the progress of one and brought the animal to a standstill by clinging to the reins. No. 2 cart, containing coal, was found a short distance outside the town—minus box and coal, the latter being scattered over the highway for a distance of a mile.
DEATH OF MRS KITTY JONES. The death has occurred, at the age of 69 years, of Mrs Kitty Jones,,of Bridge-street, who was a nurse of high standing and well known in the three counties. Mrs Jones died on Friday evening after a brief and painful illness. The funeral took place yesterday and was very largely attended.
GARDEN WORK. a CONSERVATORY. Insects will soon be troublesome. The green aphis will attack the young Khoots of Hoses and hide amid the folds of Arum Lilies, and will be found deep down in the rising spikes or the Bermuda Lily. Prevention is better thnu cure. The moment the lirat ily itt seen the house with nicotine, or, if preferred, the older and certainly more troublesome and 1111- perfect method of fuinigatiug may be used; but I am persuaded those who have tried the vaporiser will never go back to the fumigator— not at least on the old lines. Where tree- Carnations are well done they should now be a special feature. They require the best quality of loam, sufficiently but not over enriched, frame culture, often with the lights off during summer and early autumn, a light house and genial warmth ni winter. Strike the cuttings early, either by pulling the shoots out an pipings or taking them off as cuttings. Whether titruck in pm-i or boxes they like a little warmth under them. Years ago I have seen them struck successfully in boxei. on a fluo in an early vinery. Hot-water-pipes will answer the same purpose now. I have also seen them rooted with 'certainty in pans filled with silver-saud, tho latter always damp. if permitted to got dry on a hot surface the roots would perish, and, of course, as soon as the cuttings are rooted they are placed in single pots. The old double Daffodil is forming a lovely feature in many con- servatories now. To have them early they must be potted in August aud plunged iu Cocoa-fibre or ashes. They will then not require strong forcing to have thom in bloom at Christmas. Tho 8iugle Narcissus in much variety is also coming in in large numbers. The singles are more appreciated for cutting than the doubles, but for early forcing the double blossoms initko a brave how. Well-grown bushes of tho Dutch Honeysuckle in six-inch or seven-inch pots are very sweet in the conservatory; thoy are easily created and force well. One has only to cut off a stout truncheon with a clean stem of three feet or so, plant it firmly in the ground in a shady order, inulcli and water during the spring till roots are fo rmed, and then pot up. FRUIT GARDEN. In many suburban gardens there is a good deal of the cotton aphis present in the Apple- trees. It is more difficult to get rid of this pest in the town garden than in the country, because in the country the gardens are more isolated. It is certain these insects will travel short dis- tances, either on the wing or carried by tho wind. To clear them out requires some persis- tence in the attack. So long as a speck of fluff remains on the trees, tho brush, dipped in some insecticide, must be kept handy. There are many things that will kill these insects. A brush dipped in strong Tobacco-liquor will des- troy them. The same effect is produced by petroleum. Gishurst ocuipouud has often been used with etfect made into a lather with hot water, at the rate of six ounces to the gallon, rubbed well into the crevices of the bark. Iu training fruit-trees, whether it is done by nailing iu tne shoots or tying them to wires with raffia, special care should be taken to leave space enough for the branch to swell. Tight shietds or ties. with a clumsy, careless use of knife or hammer, are often responsible for injury to trees which may develop into gumming or canker. 1 have often thought that a predisposition to canker or gumming may be conveyed by propagating from unhealthy trees or from trees which, though apparently healthy in the young state, may later develop the dis- ease. To obtain line Gooseberries and Black Currants rich top-dressings must be given either now or later. STOVE. Get a stock of suitable composts placed in the dry ready for repotting such plants as may require it, for to keep a collection of plants in really good order annual repotting is generally necessary, even when it may be necessary to reduce the balls, and in so doing cut away some of the old roots. All plants are grown in smaller pots than used to be the case years ago. The soil contains more body in the shape of loam, and stimulants are more carefully used. There are exceptions to this rule, as to all rules generally. When one has secured a good mass of Eucharis Lilies and the roots are bursting the pot, it is wiser to shift it on, looking to the future supply of blossoms, than to break it up. But fresh compost of the right kind will infuse fresh vigour into even the healthiest plants, and if repottiug is neglected and the plants lose tone in consequeuce, it requires both time and careful effort to make things right again. Summer-flowering climbers, such as Stephanotis, Alkiinandas, Bougainvilleas, etc., should now be pruned back to firm wood, and as soon as the buds show signs of swelling repotting may laue place. As the Foinsettias go out of flower aud the bracts fall off, let them gradually go to H'S. Cuttings are struck in succession irom April to June or later. OUTiJOOti GARDEN. Cuttings of ivy, Honeysuckle, aud tll8 common Virginian Creeper will root with certainty now, and it is well to have a stock of young plants of theso aud similar things on hand, us so much can be done u ;Ui them, it is too soon yet to sow annual flower heed. but the Virginian Stock is so hardy that it may 110 sown now to form borders of edgings of early flowers. Worn tennis-lawns :Illlllllt bu repaired now, or if the 114tyll is not required beiore June, a lisihfc, rich, top-dressing may be given now, and Grass seeds sown thtcUy early in March Those who are tiiliiiii,lg of adding to their collection of trees should have the sites pre- pared now and phint next mouth, if the weather is open. JCvergreens may be planted later, but it IS not advisable to delay planting deciduous things, as the "up begin* to rise in eaily March, and if moved later they must re- ceive a cheek. Among the de.siraole trees to plaut where there is room are the Tulip-tree (ljiriodendron), Acer picum rubrum (Red Maple), A Sohwedleri, Purple Sycamore, Sdver Birch Young's Weeping, Pui pie Birch, very dis- tinct, Purpie Beeeli, Fern-leaved Beech. All these make hainisonre hardy trees that may be planted without fear of failures. Many others might be added, but it. is only those with a good deal of space that can plant many trees. The result, where it can be done, is sure to be in- teresting. VEGETABLE GARDEN. The early border will now be ready for planting and sowing. Probably a part will be already plall tod IV lth Lettuces, Cauliflowers, and a few rows of early Cabbages. This crop, when early, is always appreciated, and to beoure good Cuhb ig?s as early as possible a few plants, at any rate, should be put in afoot or so a pari: in a warm, deep soil, for I need scarcesay the early border must be deep and the soil rich. Horn Carrots, early Peas, Radishes, eariv Potatoes, and Lettuces may be sown as soon as the soil works freely. Those who have the means of making hot-beds or have pils heated by hot water will bring on early crops of vegetables under glass. It is not likely that anyone wdi have too many portable frames or lights at this reason. If any are to spare, an ,)t- even part of a bed, if covered with glass only, will give a few dishes after the forced produce is over and before the naturally grown grass is ready. The same thing may be done with nearly all early crops, includ- ing Strawberries on south borders, if only we had movable in suiucient quantity. We must not torget now tnat, ill digging and pre- paring the land for main crops of vegetables, deep culture and manure form the founda- tion of success. WINDOW G .V,L DENING. The days are lengthening, and the sap will tnove faster, and ii)t-rti water will soon be re- quired. It is rather noon yet to repot anything, but a stock of suitablo soiL should be provided -Gardening Illustrated.
.< The silkworm's thread is 1-5,000th of an inch thick, that of the common garden spidei 1-3,000th of an inca.
NEW QUAY. AJFTI-WATEKiTrs. Thi" nr.cient body of men still exist at New Quay, and it is understood that they are holding special "meetings to discuss the plan of campaign at the forthcoming election in March. It is to be hoped that the inhabitants of New Quay will show this ancient body, in no uncertain way, that al- though we have no railway faccilities, we are still progressive. It is quite time that the existence of this ancient and antiquated body was ended. WOMENS TEMPERANCE LEACJUE.—Miss Rees, "Cran- ogwen," paid a special visit to New Quay in order to form a Temperance r-.iuong the women. The meeting was held at we Tabernacle Vestry, when there was a large attendance. Miss Rees, Mr W Thomas, Brynarfur; and Kevs J Jenkins and D M Davies, gave encouraging addresses. Ac the close of the meeting sivty ladies had enrolled themselves members of the Leage. The following were elected officers:—President-. Thomas, Brynarfor; Miss Jones, Loyalties; Airs Phillips, Ceredig; and Miss Roderick, Park-street. Secretaries,—Miss Davies, Emrys, and Miss A Dayies, Fountain Hall. freasurEr,-Alrs Phillips, Tudor House. It is to be hoped this leagve will be the means of doing much good in the near future. RAILWAY TO NEW QUAY AND AISERAYROX.—In con- sequence of correspondence which has taken place between Captain Thomas, Park street, and the Manager of the Great Western Railway, a favourable letter was received from ti e railway authorities, which resulted in. a n,eating- of the representatives frem New Quay, LianarUi and Aberayrdh at Llanarth on Thursday last: to discuss its contents. Anton"- those present were Messrs J M Howell, E Lima Jones0 Rev L Morns, J M Griffith, (vicar), Aberavron Messrs Morgan Evans, J.P., Oakford; J C jW*' Llanarth; and tin P.evs J M Prvdderch, J IToweU' and Rev Uilhams (vicar); Messrs J Thomas. Vn.n- doleu; WI11 Thomas, Brynarfor; D P Davies, N->b<vl House; D J Davies, Glyn; D James. Mane!• • cr House J O Lloyd, L'ill street Kevs W j »0. kins, and 1) M Davies, New Quay Mr VViUianis^iV- of Llanarth, was voted to the chair. In the absence of Captain Thomas, the Rev J Jenkins read the cor- respondence, and also a. letter from Sir MartineLlovd, regretting his un.ihiiity to be present, but. stn'in" he was willing to do anything in his power for New Quay and district. After much interesting discussion a-id some stirring speeches from Messrs J M Howell, E Lima Jones, Morgan Evans, and the Rev John Griffiths, Aberayron, Mr Morgan Evans, proposed,and the Rev D M Davies, Towyn, seconded "that a stron<* committee be formed to draft out a scheme giving all particulars, with plenary powers to appoint a deputation to meet the directors of the Railway in a place they would suggest. This resolution was carried. The following gentlemen were appointed on the committee:—Messrs J M Howell, Lima Jones, Morgan Evans, J C Jones, D J Davies, J Thomas (Frondolen), Captain Thomas, Revs E Morris, J Jenkins, J M Griffiths, and Williams (Llanarth) Mr J 0 Lloyd was appointed convener. The meeting proved one of the best held for some time upon the question of railway communication, and develop- ments are anxiously awaited. .I
TAUS A BO tlT IM«:< About B.-P. Some good Bnden-Powell stories were told at a private lectitrei-eceittly given by Miss Eliza- beth Friend at the Wnltiftunstow Conservative Club. Miss Friend, whose brother, Mr. Ai thnr Henry Friend, is MaJor of Matching, volun- teered as a iiurse during the now historic siete, and had many "pportunities of studying B.-P.'s versatility. Onee, she said, when lie came in in tel minus his eoat, lie apologised for the htel; of it with the quiet observation that an npnlegy was as good as a eoat, and a great 41e'nl eooh r. Speaking of bis ambidexterity Miss Friend sa il tluit she had received a letter from him IIJI"lfI¡.i- ing for writing to her in pencil and with ii" lett hand, on the ground that his right lilllii IIml the pen and ink were eug"gcd in writing ùeklmtclleK Baden-Powell and the Pudding. Here is another of Miss Friend's st«rios When the siege was at its height :11111 rutions were exceedingly scarce, I gave a little tca-partv in honour of some event or another. One of the officers invited wtinted to know if I bad no -enhe in the house. I told him there was not, but, as he persisted in thinking that there \VaN, I gave him the Itey of the larder to look for himself. Presently he returned bearing what he was pleased to term a 1 chocolate pudding,' most of which was served round ii-ii-I declared to be very good. A few minutes lster General Baden-Powell came in, and seeing the remainder of the pudding, asked m wllat it vv:ls. Cll()(!()Itto pudding,' I replied. 'Humph!'lie said, looking ILt it sus- piciously, what is it made of ? 1 was forced then to confess that the ingredients were slareh and' a little cocoa sweetened with glycerine. As may be expected, some of the consumers turned rather pale at this. The General shook his bead. They are not regulation rations,' he said gravely, 'and this sort of thing must be put down.' And put down it was," said Miss Friend with a laugh, for he finished my pud- ding with boy ish gusto." Judges Off Duty. The luncheon hour at the Law Courts truly one of relaxation. Many of the judges lunch in their own rooms, where they can eat, drink, and smolce in peace. To some of them the smoke" is much more prized than the luncheon; and to see Mr. Justice Wright snatch a few blissful whiffs from a well-sea- soned briar is to get a new view of the essential humanity of a judge, and Lord Justice Rigby enjoyed his pipe just as much. The cigarette, however, is mostly in favour; and even such cigar lovers as Lords Justices Smith and Bonier rarely attempt a cigar in judicial hours. But to see the judges at their best one ought to take a peep at them in the judges' common-room during luncheon, if one is prepared to run the risk of cominitt.-d for contempt of court, The common-room itself is as simiple as the luncheons provided in it. A few tables and chairs, a few pictures on the wnll-tlmt is all; and in this plain environ- ment. the more gregarious of our judges con- gregate during the luncheon interval to eat 11111) gossip and compare notes. A Well-earned Promotion. No line in the army will grudge the Lieut.- Coleiielship just given to Captain Congrcve, whose winning of the V.C. at Colenso will be remembered long after his other work in South Africa is buried in pigeon-holed despatches. I lirst, saw Captain Congrcve (writes a eorre- sii-indent of The Week-End) in Lord Kitchener's tent when he was acting as the Conim.Miider's private secretary. lie hears, cmionHly enough, some rcseinhlauco to his chief, being tall and broad-shouldered, and with those curiously bine eves which are K ilisl illl.ti"" feature. Congrcve, however, is fa. r lid peculiarly graceful, and ill character e two nuin are strikingly different, for the < i leuso V.C. is peculiarly swmu.-tempore an I has a. constitutional objection to adnnnisic 11; :1 sntih, or hurting 11.11)0111" feelings. •M <• the subaltci in serv ng with hi n Ih •. a v, he is a lineal descendant of the dramatist Congrcve. Two Venerable Artists. Itislori whose voice "in our Pairs and our fathers'ears was sweet," seems already to be- long to a past which is partly made more re- mote by the passing away of the Second Empire, during which she had the enthusiastic acclaims of Napoleon III. au I his Court. Yet she is younger by live years than a retired artist, of jiii'ther sort, Mr. Horslev. Th venerable K v.) Academician (retired who is s! !i able to wander about, near his home in Kensington, has espoused two causes in his life—tne exclusion of women from membership of tho Academy, and the IISO of liberal draperies iu any pi escut.ment of (lie female form, j'erliaps his complete triumph as an angel wielding a sword I,o prevent the return of Eve to Burlington House may console him for me oeeuie t tendencies towards t.lie undraped in Art which have niarUed the British school in later years. Hard on Q. Q., Junior. Mr. George Grossmith's amusing story— told in his farewell prior to his forthcoming American « invasion "—of the butler who had been in his service 14 years, and It-ft he was sick of the sight of the whole family," recalls nn anecdote of G. G., Junior," which possesses the same mildly subacid flavour. G. G., Junior," can boast of the reputation of being one of the best-dressed men about town, and the reputation is not without importance to his tailor. little :igo G." happened to drop in on that worthy and was effusively greeted. 111 have to thank you for another customer, sir," said the man of the ahenrs; "I fancy I you passed him going out." Indeed answered G. G." Who is he— ilij actor Oh, dear, no, sir was the re- ported reply he's a gentleman." The Late N.V.Y.C. Secretary. j News of the death of Mr. Oddie, secretary of the New York Yacht Club, will be heard with regret by many yachtsmen in England. He had held that post for 34 years, having accepted it with a light heart (IMullln vision of Lord Dun- ravclI ahead) when lie was just out of his teems. A good deal of tacking, wh cll is not other than tact, had necessarily to bo exercised hy hilll in the discharge of his duties, especially when challenges came lor the America Cut) Nor did Mr Oddie ever fail. Sir Thomas iipton, who had good words to give to his friend the enemy all round reserved for Mr. Oddie a vocabulary of especial warmth. Pity the Poor Millionaire. The enterprise of the American "yellow press has "early succeeded in driving the millionaires ot New York to distraction Not eontent with publishing the portrait of a millionaire, they must needs penetrate into his home, snapshot his private apa,r:nients, interview jus cook, and sketch his poodle. Mr. Vander- bdt has at last determined to make a stand against the too-energetic reporter. He has had his house photographed from every possible point of vantage, with a view of protecting hiin- self, by copyrighting every negative against the camera fiend. Still Canon Gore. Thousands who know him best were not at all surprised at Canon Gore's refusal to be con- secrated until some definite conclusion had been made ItS to the accusations against him. The Canon is a man of the world as well as a man of God, and he is anxious to bring no scandal upoij tlio Clitircit. He happens to know, too, how much tho scenes that took place at the Bishop of London's nomination annoyed his Majesty. Canon Gore has had an appreciative listener to his sermons in Queen Alexandra ou several occasions.
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