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ABERYSTWYTH VOLUNTEERS. — Lance-Corporal Burry, of the College Vuiumeci. k,,j" the silver spoonlt. lh-. weekly ?»>■>«.ling -iachynlleth rifle range on Sat- urday last, with a sjure ot 41. Volunteers. The London Gazette," states Lieuts. R. E. H. Morgan and J. C. Rea have been promoted to the rank *f captain, and second Lieut. H. Roberts to be lieutenant. The commissions date January 6th. Death.—The death took ploce on Tuesday night of Miss Annie Jane Benbow, daughter of Mr. James Benbow, Bryngwyn House, Powell-street, at the age of 21. The fun- eral will take place at the Cemetery on Sat- urday afternoon. Correction.—In a report of a police case against a pedlar named Jane Harvey; 'con- tained in our issue for December 31st it was incorrectly stated that the defendant was given half a cup of whisky by Mrs. Jones, a lodging house keeper. The drink was given her by the wife of a pensioner. Marriage of Miss Tredwell.-The marriage took place at St. Michael's on Wednesday in last week between Francis Henry Jea- cock, London and only son of Mr. W. Jeaoock, Wellesbourne, Warwick, and Dor- othy Alice Tredwell Weden House, South- road. The honeymoon is being spent at Bournmouth. Ystwyth Lodge.—This lodge held its week- ly meeting at Progress Hall on Friday night last. A splendid paper was read by Mr. Richard Rowlands on the Influence of custom on character." A pianoforte solo was given "by Miss Doughton: recitation by Mr. David Davies: song by the Lodge; re- citation by Mr. Tommy Jones, Arwertli- iant y Caethwas," pianoforte solos by Miss Rosie Jones, and Miss Edwards, Laurels; song by Miss Edith Owen, Smart Police Work.—A commission agent named Wilson was advertized in the Police Gazette" as wanted at Haverfordwest for stealing a bicycle. Sergeant Phillips saw a man about noon on Mondaut Aberystwyth answering to the description given. He made enquiries, and finding his suspicions to be correct, he apprehended the man, and took him into- custody. He was handed over on the following day to a member of the Pembrokeshire Constabulary, and was taken to Haverfordwest, where he now., awaits his trial. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesdavtevening.MrWm.Tbomas (chair- man). presiding Mrs Griffith, Professor Edwards and the RevW.Matthews werealso'present—Votes of thanks were "passed to Mr R. Williams, Rheidol Foundry, for a erift of a eras engine piston, connect- ing rod, etc and to Mr Morgan, architect for two bundles of the Architect," and the Architect's Oompendinm," for 1902. beth for the use of the building clar-q.-This was all the business of public interest. Tea and Entertainment.—In connection with the St. Michael's Band of Hope a tea was given at the Buarth Hall on Tuesday week last. About 170 children partook of the good things provided, and evidently en- joyed themselves thoroughly. The follow- uig ladies and gentlemen assisted:—Miss Gilbertson, the Misses Burbidge, the Misses Pike, Miss Hackney, Miss Nicklin Miss E. Nicklin, Miss Knight, Miss Tateham; Miss Ellis Morgan, the Rev. J. E. Lloyd, Mr. James Morgan, and Mr. Evered Davies. In the evening there was a magic lantern en- tertainment. when local views, kindly lent by Mr. Tateham, were exhibited. The lantern was manipulated by the Rev J. Hind Farmer, who was ably assisted by Mr. D. Jones, 20, New-street. The views were much appreciated by a large sudien". B.W.T.A.—A meeting of the members of the British Women's Temperance Associa- tion was held on Tuesday evening in last week, when a presentation was made to Mrs. T. E. Roberts, who has just resigned the presidentship after serving in that office for ten years. The presentatiod- consisted of a silver rose bowl on ebony plinth, suit- ably inscribed, and was handed to Mrs. Roberts by Miss Maria Jones on behalf of the members. Mrs. Roberts suitably ac- knowledged. The chair was occupied by Mrs T. Williams, the president, who was sup- frted^ by Mrs. Evan Hugh James, Mrs. T. Ellis, and Mrs. Francis (secretary), Tea was afterwards partaken of, this having been provided by a few of the members. There were over 100 present, and the meet- ing proved a most enjoyable one. PntLIC LIBRARY.—The usual monthly meeting of this committee was held last Tuesday evening, the chairman. Councillor T. J. Samuel, presiding. Other members present lwere Councillors C. M. Williams, Wm. Thomas, T. H. Edwards, Revs W. Matthews (vicar), T. A. Penry. and Geo. Eyre Evans. Messrs D. Samuel. N. H. Thomas, and Geo. Dayies. The book selection committee was em- powered to rirar, "p a list of new books to be added forthwith to the library. The town council was re- quested to advertise for plans for the new building the final selection not to be made until the Library Committee has bad the opportunity of inspecting them. The site acquired by the Town Council for the new building having been mentioned, several members took the opportunity of expressing their regret and surprise that the Council bad deemed it well to purchase the site without obtaining, in any way whatever, the wishes of the Public Library Committee, or of ascertaining the views of any 'of the gentlemen whom the Town Council co-opts to assist in the promotion of the publlc welfare in the matter of its Library. DOWNIB'S BLUEST.—The half-yearly meeting of the trustees was held at the Town Hall, on Thursday, the 7th inst, when there were present, Messrs E. P. Wynne (chairman), J. D. Perrott, F. R. Roberts, C. M. Williams, E. H. James, and Evan Evans (clerk). The accounts for the past year were examined.—The Clerk stated that the divi- dends on Consols were since last July reduced to 2tper cent, and that. consequently, there would be a reduction of £50 in the income of the charity. Upon this statement, the trustees requested the Clerk to inform the lady visitors to bear the fact in mind in forwarding their applications to the trustees. The Clerk further informed the trustees that after analysing the accounts of the lariy visit- ors during the past year he found that 154 indoor tickets and 705 outdoor tickets were used by the lady visitors, and that a considerable number of tickets had been returned to him unused. All the lady visitors were reappointed for the year 1904. A large number of applications for relief were con- sidered, and with a few exceptions grants were made on such applications. The Student's Dinner.—The male students at the University College have just taken an important step in the development of the social life of that institution by an arrange- ment to hold a common dinner daily. The idea emanated from Sir Lewis Morris, the senior vice-president of the College, who, at the annual meeting of the Court of Govern- ors in October last, deplored the lack of provision for male students similar to that provided for female students at the Alex- andra Hall. He suggested the holding of a common dinner just as there was at Oxford and Cambridge or at the Inns of Court. This he thought would bring the students more together, and would do for them very much what was being done by the Guild of Graduates for the old students. The mat- ter was warmly taken up by the Students' Council, with the result, that arrangements hare been made for the holding of a dinner daily at the Waterloo Hotel at a reasonable charge, The first dinner was held on Mon- day, and already over 100 students have joined the movement. The Students' Coun- cil has been fortunate in being able to come to an arrangement with the proprietary of the Waterloo Hotel. The hotel is centrally situated, and recent alterations and exten- sions carried out there have made it one of the largest and best appointed temperance hotels in the whole of Wales. SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS.-As briefly an- nounced in a recent issue, a proud distinc- tion has been conferred upon one of the sons of Penparke, ia that Mr. Walter W. Thomas has been appointed president of the Society of Architects for the year 1903-4. Born at Haverfordwest, he received his education at the Penparke private school, at that time or'3 of the most prominent educational in- stitutions in the country, and of which his' father was headmaster. Mr. Walter Tho-' mas was still young when he went to Liver- pool. where, for twelve years, he studied architecture, finishing his architectural edu- cation at the Liverpool Institute, and finally commencing practice in Melville Chambers. Soon after he moved to his pre- <sent premises in Lord-etreet, where he has been established for the last twenty-seven -years. Mr. Thomas has been the architect of numeror^ public buildings in Liverpool. and in Wales he has built a large number of board school and workhouses on distinct- ly model lines. Mr. Thomas was for three years a member of the Toxteth School Board until the district was absorbed into Greater Liverpool in 189-5, in which year he was el- ected to the (*itv Council without a contest for the PrTnces Park Ward, and fie is the only memrp- of the Council since thnt dute I who has been returned three, times without who has been returned three, times without opposition, jiijd hold the seat for sey'in rs Mr. Thomas ia very popular with all classes of the community in Liverpool, a fact (says the" Architects Magazine which those who are acquainted with the genial President can roadily understand. C.E.T.S.—At the weekly meeting of the Sf, Michael's Branch of the C E.T S. heir) on Friday evening last, the following programme was gone tbrongh: song Miss Jenny Jenkins, song Miss Corfield. pianoforte solo Mr 1 Thomas, song Mr A Llovd Williams, recitation Mrs Corfieid, song Mr J J Davies. song Miss Jenny Jónes, song Mr W Pierce. The chairman was the Rev J E Lloyd. RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.—The second ;r:r,ua! meeting of the Ratepayers' Association was held on Tuesday evening at the New Market Hall. Mr Rufus Williams (president), occupied the chair, and the attendance numbered 16. The President, re- viewing the work of the Association for fce past two years said he thought they could claim that during its existence it bad been of some good to the town, and he instanced the questions of the Corporation finances and the markets and fairs. The election of officers for the ensuing year was proceeded with as follows :—President, Mr J. C. Rea; vice-presidents, Messrs L. Bearne and F. Bennison treasurer, Mr Edward Evans, J.P., (re- elected) secretary, Mr T. G. Thomas (re-elected). The executive committee, markets committee, and fiuance committee were also appointed.-In accord- ance with notice given, Mr H. C. Richards propos- ed that the minimum subscription of the Associa- tion be reduced from 2/6 per annum to 1/- per annum. He did this in order that an opportunity should be given working men to join the Associa- tion.—Mr Fred Morgan seconded, and Mr D. J. Lewis supported.—Mr F. Bennison proposed as an amendment that the minumum subscription be 2/ Anyone who could not afford to pay 2/ they did not want them.—Mr William Richards seconded.— Messrs C. M. Williams, L. Bearne, and J. B. Lewis also supported the original proposition, vhich, on a division, was carried with only two dissentients.— Mr Beunison: I don't think jit will increase our Associati on by one iota.—A vote of thanks was accorded the retiring president for his services dur- ing the past year, on the proposition of Mr L. Bearne, seconded by Mr Fred Morgan —In acknow- ledging, Mr Williams said he hoped none of their friends would look upon them as a bad, wicked, vindictive lot of people. None of them looked it, and none of them were. He hoped the town would look upon them with nicer eyes in the future, and would be nearer the truthsometimeg than they had been. If they were quite truthful they wotfld like it better. PETTY SESSIONS. The weekly Petty Sessions were held on Wed- nesday before Mr Isaac Hopkins (mayor) Messrs R. J. Jones, C. M. Williams, George Davies, and John Watkius. Drunkenness.—David Davies, Glenydd, labourer, was charged with being drunk in Great Darkgate- street on December 30th last.—Defendant did not appear, but his sworn evidence was read.—Fined 108 and costs, there being a previous conviction. A Breeze on the Bench.—David Davies. Loveden- cottage, Commins Cocb, carpenter, was summoned fur being drunk on licensed premises at the Coop- ers Hotel on January 4th. 1904.-Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the defence.—P. C. Thomas Jones said about 10.15 p.m. on the date in question he visited the Coopers and found defendant drunk and sleeping on the bar, with a glass of beer on the table in front of him. Mr Morgan went inside and turned defendant out, when he commenced cursing and swearing, and created a disturbance. Mr Morgan said to defendant—" You are not going to come here any more, you have got me into trouble already." A friend came and took him away by force. Cross-examined He was in the room about a couple of minutes. Defendant was wobbling in his sleep, and this was all he saw. He had not been enquiring for witnesses.—Benjamin William Benjamin, carrier at Nanteos, said he remembered the policeman coming in. Defendant was speaking to him, and bad not had time to go to sleep. He was perfectly sobel in the house. Cross-examined, witness did not see the policeman calling Mr Mor- gans. Defendant walked out himself, and he did not see the landlord helping him.—Richard Davies said the man was sober, and of this he had not the shadow of a doubt. He behaved during the three quarters of an hoef he (witness) was there, like a sober man. He was conversiug until five minates before the policeman came in. The policeman only popped his head in, and walked out again. Davies walked out as a sober man would, and wit- ness did not hear any great disturbance.—Cross- examined Mr Morgan did not ask any other per- son to go out, and only asked Davies to go eut, be- cause the policeman mentioned him.—M. Warring- ton said the policeman only popped his head in and went oat. The man was quite sober.-John Elias Jones gave corroborative evidence.—Morgan Morgan, the Coopers HotelAaid the man was sober.— Cross-examined He called defendant out because the policeman asked him to. Witness told defendant.that if he was drunk he was to go straight home, and he did so. He (witness) told the policeman that he would call witnesses from those present, but the policeman replied—" These people cannot speak the truth."—The Mayor The case is dismissed, and we are very sorry the case has been brought forward.—Mr C. M. Williams There was no expression that we were sorry. The policeman gave;his evidence straight enough.—Mr A. J. Hughes I am certain, and the Bench I am sure are equally certain, that he has made a mis. take.—Mr R. J. Jones I think he ought to have got more evidence. Mr Williams*: The case is over now.—Mr Hughes I ask for costs, then. —Mr Williams: The Bench have dven their decision to dismiss the case. Mr Hughes: I Why should not have tie costs. I think it is only fair.—Mr R. J. Jones I think it is a very unfortunate case, and am sorry the policeman has brought it forward.—The Clerk The majority of the Bench refuse the costs.—Mr Hughes I hope when there is a victuallers' case, you will not give the costs to the other side. It is only fair.





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