NEW VOLUMES JUST COMMENCED OF THE THREEoMAGAZINE8 FOR 1 878. l,ti The Quiver," for Sunday Reading THE QUIVER For JANUARY, price 6d., CONTAINING- ,fte Resting-Places of our Saviour, and t the Scenes of His Seclusion. By the Rev. Prebendary CHADWICK, B.D. a. Scripture Lessons for School and Home. By the Rev. J. W. GEDGE, M.A. 3- Charlie's Revenge. By RUTH MITCHELL. 4. "The Quiver" Biole Class. 5. Last Words of the Books of Q-od. By the Rev. W. BOYD CARPENTER, M.A. Charles and Sarah Wesley.. 7. "The God who Once." New Hymn Tune, by Sir GEORGE J. ELVEY, Mus.D., Organist of St. George's Chapel Royal, Windsor. 8- Early Pilgrims.â€”By the Rev. T. M. MORRIS. 9- How to Work. A Short Story. to. The Parables of the Old Testament. By the Rev. Canon BARRY, D.D. It. Out-of-the-Way Papers. Nervine Tonics. By the Rev. ARTHUR BROWN. 12. A Motto for Life. A Tale for the New Year. 13. "Accept, my God." New Hymn Tune, by Prof. MACFARREN, Mus.D. 14. Good Work at Home and Abroad. 15. Unknown. By W. POOLE BALFERN. 16. A Christmas T'arol. By JULIA GODDARD. 17. A Life. A Poem. 18. "In Ccelo Quies Est." By the Rev. J. H. DAVIES, B.A. 19. The Recruit. By the Rev. G. S. OUTRAM. ao. Granny. A Poem. By J. G. WATTS. 21. In the Rough. By G. WEATHERLY. 22. 1877-1878. By JANE C. SIMPSON. 23. The Peace of the Night. A Poem. 24. The Church Spire. By SARAH DOUDNEY. 25. MORE THAN CONQUEROR. Seriat Story. By F. M. F. SKENE. 1 36. A CHRCNICL h; OP BARHAM. Seriat Story. By E. OWENS BLACKBURNE. I "THE QUIVER is widely known as one ot J the very best of Magazines. We have often com- | mended it as ably edited and attractive. The subjects are well varied the illustrations are many and good. The devotional or expository papers are thoroughly scriptural.Record. I 2.â€”CasselTs Family Magazine. Cassell's Family Magazine For JANUARY, price 7d., CONTAINING- 1. Embroidered House and Table Linen. 2. The Nursing of the London Poor. <5. Hands and Feet: their Care and Comfort. 4. Iris. Song, with MUSIC. 5. The Average Servant. 6. A Tin of sardines. 7. Old Streets.. 8. The Schoolmistress at Skerne Dun. A Short Story. 9. The Child and the Man. A Contrast. 10. On Submarine Telegraph Service. 11. Chit-chat on Dress. 12. Coffee Taverns. & 13. A Lucky Tumble. A Short Story. 14. Songs of the Bells. 15. Constance. A Poem. 16. How my Children were Drilled. 17. King Baby-Experiences of a Young Mother. 18. The Gatherer.â€”An Improved Stove-A Hidden Quotation-A Substitute for Silk-A Novel Night- light-A New Heat-generator-Safety at Seaâ€” The Rolling Bridge of St. Malo. 19. TIME SHALJL. TRY. New Serial Story. 20. 8USPENSE. New Serial Story. Its CHARACTER is so MARKED and decided that we have no hesitation in giving CAbsbLL^1 FAMILY MAGAZINE the first position among the Monthlies for the people. Edinburgh Courant. 3.â€”" Little Folks," for All Children. LITTLE FOLKS For JANUARY, price 6d., Forms the FIRST PART of the NElf VOLUME for 1878, and contains a beautiful Coloured Frontispiece, en- fitted Hurrah for the Snow!" the commencement of TIVO NE W SERIAL txmÂ§TOKIES, and many new features c of attraction. "LITTLE FOLKS is out of sight the best children's magazine we know. "-British Quarte> y Review. The praise of LITTLE FOLKS is among aU the critics as the perfect ideal of a magazine for the a C<Voung-"â€” Glasgow At ail. Cassell Petter &0 Galpin, London and all Itnokselle? s. NEW SERIALS. THE NEW POPULAR SERIAL WORK ON SC'K' CK. Just commenced, in Monthly Parts, price SCIENC y FOR ALL. Edited by K"KK 1 S BROWN, MA, Ph.p., F.L.S., F.R.G S., assisted by a Staff of Eminent Writers. ASUNI ANTLY ILLUSTRA KI \*Part 1 of SCIENCE FOR ALL has b<-e. reprinted, and can now be had, by order, from all IS' ,L Cassell Petter <5?Â° Galpm, London and alt Hooksi- llc Just commenced, in Monthly Parts, price CASSELL'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSO-turkish war- *â€¢<' form with Cassell's History of the War etvvecn and Germany." PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED- V Third, Edition of Part 1 now ready Large Map), price 8}4d., at all Booksellers Cassell Petter & Galpin, London and all f Just commenced, in Monthly Parts, price iil. THE SEAâ€”Its Stirring Sto-v of^c- venture, Peril, and Heroism VVlt ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS. FOURTH EDITION af PART 1 (including Largo Presentation Plate), price 7d., now ready. Cassell Petter & Galpin, London: and all BOtJksdll"s. Messrs. CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN will :ilOrrly publi,h in MONTHLY PARTS, price 7d., a J Interesting Work, under the title o GREAT INDUSTRIES OF gbeai BRITAIN. FULLY ILLUSTRATED. ttorr Prospectuses of this Important, WÂ° vendy at all Kookse! 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ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 30 YEARS. flEX-EY DANIEL DAVIES, MANUFACTURER OF WOOLLEN" CLOTHS, FLANNELS, BLANKETINGS, Welsh Plaids and Stripes, Hosiery and other Yarns, Priory Street, CARDIGAN. â€¢xi/'cu^TYnY^ are mannfactured from PURE Wools, and WARRANTED to be unadulterated Th Hosier xr any other INFERIOR Materials. â€¢ + f6 Yarns are in great variety of Colours and Qualities, made up in different size Balls, cement for AteU Dealers' ready sale. and WHOLESALE PRICES foi-warded, Post Free, to Shopkeepers ONLY. PRINTING! PRINTING! IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, EXECUTED AT THE "CARDIGAN OBSERVER" GENERAL PEBSTTIN0 & BOOKBINDING ESTABLISHMENT, 1, OLBELIRS XI A HSTE, 0-A.R]DXC3-A-3SR. JOHN C. ROBERTS WILt returning thanks for the liberal support hitherto accorded him, solicits a T. eitinuanceof the same. Printing of every description neatly and expeditiously executed, combined,ithmoderatecharges s by p^ S*ven ^or every description of work, and prompt attention paid to orders forwarded MEMORIAL CARDS J In the Newest Designs, at moderate prices. fUel, description of POSTING BILLS executed on the shortest notice. ARGRAFFU A LLYFR-RWYMO. ^wneir pob math o waith Argi-affu yn Swyddfa'r Cardigan Observer, 1, Len Eben, Aberteifi. rap 'iiOLLOWAY'S Md Sores and Old Skin Diseases. The seeds of these disorders are effectually expelled by tiiij netrating Unguent, not only from the superficial parts, but I010 the internal tissues likewise. Any case, even of twenty fairs' standing, spwdiiy yields to its influence* A. Certain Cure for Bronchitis, Diphtheria, Sore Throat, I Asthma, &o. 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PatronUed by teveral eminent Physicians and Surgeon*, and UNIVERSALLY held in high esteem. T tried^Rftm ^?;ve and despaired for years and safe a^i in v5in- assured there is still a sare and speedy cure for you at a small cost by using QEORGE'S PILE AND GRAVEL tvlp ^ir1'are now recognised by all as being A^^edlclne,ret discovered for PILE AND â€¢' w fts 'or the following pains, which, 5-nine Cases out of every Hundred, are caused by these painful Maladies: PAIN IN THE BACK, FLATULENCY, GRIPING, COLIC, A SENSE OF WEIGHT IN THE BACK AND LOINS, DARTING PAINS IN THE REGION OF THE HEART, LIVER, AND KIDNEYS, CONSTIPATION, PAINS IN THE THIGHS, SOMETIMES SHOOTING DOWN TO THE CALF OF THE LEG AND FOOT, SUPPRESSION AND RETENTION OF URINE, PAINS IN THE STOMACH, AND ALL LIVER COMPLAINTS. TWna"â„¢haTe c"red by thoie Pill., and many who had been pronounced hopeless hiive been thoroughly restored to health by their use. ONE BOX WILL CONVINCE THE MOST SCEPTICAL OF THEIR EFFICACY. ?}1 wr!i0 may *"ffrr>ng from ONE or BOTH! Of tnese Maladies, the Prop rietor prepare* tfiit Vegetable Remedy in the Jul/owlng fom" & GRAVEL PILLS. S GRAVEL PILLS. No. 3â€”GEORGE'S PILLS FOR THE PILES, Important Testimonials from Doctors, Chemists, and Invalids, from all parts of the country, will be forwarded to any address on receipt of a stamped envelope. Sold in Boxes, Is. lid. and 2s. 9d., by all respectable Chemists; by Post, Is. 4d. and 3s., in postage stamps. EVERY BOX IS PROTECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT STAMP. NOTICE.-The title PILB AND GRAVEL PILLS" it Copyright, ottdentereft at Stationers' Hall. Proprietor, J. E. GEORGE, M.R.P.S., HIRWAIN, GLAMORGANSHIRF- 'J f: I- J L, D. R. WILLIAMS, SCULPTOR, Marble Works, LLANELLY. Monuments, Tombs, Headstones, Crosses, &c., executed in Granite, Marble, and Stone. Designs forwarded on application. I r MATHIAS' Boot and Shoe Warehouse, CARDIGAN. ENTIRE NEW STOCK OF WINTER-BOOTSfl 10,000 Pairs of Boots to choose from. THIS Establishment is now replete with an entire i New Stock of all kinds of Boots and Shoes, and will be found equal to any House in Wales. A very large stock of Summer and last year's Boots will be sold at a GREAT SACRIFICE, to make room for the new stock.. â€¢ *Â»V.; Clumped or Treble-soled Boots In Gentlemen's, Ladies', & Children's. Shooting, Hunting, and Sea Boots. Navvies' and Farmers' Nailed Boots. Leggings, Goloshes, Cork Soles, &c. A large assortment of SERVANTS' TRUNKS. "DENSON'S WATCHES. Watch and Clock Maker to the Queen and Royal Family, and by special appointment to the Prince of Wales and Emperor of Russia. Old Bond-street, and (Steam Factory) Ludgate-hill, London. BENSON'S WATCHES of every description, w suitable for all climates, from Â£ 2 to 200 guineas. Chrono- graphs, Chronometers, Keyless, Levers, Presentation Re- peaters, Railway Guards, Soldiers, and Workmen's Watches of extra strength. BENSON'S ARTISTIC ENGLISH CLOCKS, â– decorated with Wedgwood and other wares, designed to suit any style of architecture or furniture; also, as novelties for presents. Made solely by Benson. From Â£5 5s. BENSON'S PAMPHLETS on TURRET CLOCKS, Watches, Clocks, Plate, and Jewellery. Illus- trated, sent post free each for 2 stamps. Watches sent safe by post. Benson's new work, "Time and Time Tellers," 2s.6d. IMPORTANT MEDICAL WORKS. 122nd Thousand, Free by Post, in Envelope, Two Stamps. GUIDE TO HEALTH or, Advice and Instructions for the cure of Nervous Diseases. Gives Instructions and Ad- vice, the result of twenty-eight years' special practice, for cure of all diseases of the Nervous System, Nervous Debility, Mental and Physical Depression, Palpitation of the Heart' Noises in the Head and Ears, Indecision, Impaired Sight and Memory, Indigestion, Loss of Energy, Pains in the Back, Constipation, Blushing, Hysteria, Timidity, Self Distrust. Dizziness, Groundless Fears, Muscular Relaxation, Loss of Sleep, Faulty Nutrition, Loss of Flesh, Weakness, Pimples, Diffidence, <fcc., resulting from Loss of Nerve Power. Illus- trated with Cases and Testimonials, with means used in each case. Important Rules to be observed by Patients. Also by the same Author Seventeenth Thousand. Fifty-seven Engravings on Wood, post free for 7 stamps, PHYSICAL EDUCATION or The People's Guide to Health JT On the culture of the healthful and beautiful in humanity. Fifty-seven Engravings. Subjects:â€”Physical Education, Laws of life, How to render weak muscles strong, Gymnastics, Prevention of disease, Cure of disease, Air, Light, Skin, Diet, Bath, &c. Gives in- structions for developing and strengthening the human body, How to regain lost health resulting from loss of nerve power, the effect of overtaxed energies-Over-work, City life, Worry, Brain toil, and Intemperance. How to secure long life, and avoid the infirmities of old age, &c. DR. HENRY SMITH, No. 8, Burton Crescent, London, w.c. Ã¯ J. R. DANIEL, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, PAPER HANGER, House and Ornamental Painter, UNDERTAKER, &c., 12, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIGAN. PIANOFORTES For Sale or Hire on the Three-Years System. ALMANAC Y MILOEDD A Llawlyfr o Wybodaeth Fuddiol AM 1878, Yr ail ar ol blwyddyn Naid, a'r 42 o deyrnasiad y Frenhines Victoria. CYNWYSIAD. Y Tywydd am bob dydd Sut i ga,dw heddweh yn y ty Calendar llawn I wybod pellder taran Codiad a machludiad yr haul Pytatws rhewedig Codiad a machludiad y lleuad Rhai o gynghorion Mr. Hum- Newidiadau, diffygiadau, oed phreys, Dyffryn y Lleuad Gwerthu y Gymraeg Stampiau llythyrdy Siencyn Penhydd a'r gwair Amryw Dablau defnyddiol llwyd. Rhanu y caws y fforda l bawb gael digon o Dros 300 o Ddiarhebion arl?nj Boxer, y ceffyl blaen C&n Nadolig. Pethau hynod Modrwyau priodas Cynghorion buddiol S- J IS â„¢agu danedd Prynu pethau diangenrhaid, Diodyaa rhadlon a myn'd i ddyled Weather-glass y dyn tlawd. Cyfarwyddiadau i'r rhai sydd Dowch i gael peint am fod yn gyfoethog Gwneyd capiau. Spectol mam Cynghorion y meddyg ithiwr y teulu Diodydd i gleifion Tabl gwartheg a lloi Coginio pytatws Canu yn y teulu Gwneyd eich Ewyllys Cwsg yr adferydd goreu Y ddanodd a'r danedd I wneyd dillad yn anlosgadwy Y newyn du Whitewash da FFEIRIAU CYMRU A'R CYFFINIAU. Wrexham: Cyhoeddedig gan Hughes and Son; AC AR WERTH GAN Mrs. Williams, Bookseller, Aberteifi. SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISEMENTS. ADVERTISEMENTS are INSERTED in the CARDIGAN OBSERVER at the following 13CLASS I.â€”Prospectuses of Public Companies, Parliamentary Addresses, Government Notices, &c., 6d. per Line per Insertion. CLASS II â€”Notices of Municipal and School Board Elections, Legal Advertisements, Public Notices, &c., 4d. per Line per Insertion. CLASS III.-Sales by Auction, 3d. per Line per Insertion. CLASS IV. Announcements of Religious and Charitable Institutions, Literary and Competitive Meetings, Lectures, Entertainments, Dinners, Anniversaries, &c., 2d. per Line per Insertion. CLASS V. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS, Such as Situations Wanted or Vacant, Apartments and Houses Wanted or To Let Sales by Private Contract, Businesses to be Sold, Partnerships or Money Wanted, Articles Lost or Found, and Mis- cellaneous Sales and Wants, are inserted at the following rates :-Four lines, one insertion. Is.; three insertions, 2s.; six insertions 3s. Every additional line in proportion to the above scale. CLASS VI. BUSINESS ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted at very Moderate Rates when ordered for Quarter or more. FOR SALE, A PORTABLE STEAM CRANE, with proved Chain for working it. Guaranteed to raise at least Three Tons weight. Apply to Mr. Thomas Edwards, Cardigan. WANTED.-An experienced Man and Wife; W Man, as working Farm Bailiff, to make him- self generally useful; Wife, as Dairy Maid, and to take charge of Poultry, &c., &c. Highest refer- ences required from last and previous situations. Liberal wages will be given to a really good couple. Apply to D. G. DAVIES, Esq., Castle Green, Car- digan. Yn awr yn barod, 144 tudalen, Pris Swllt, WED EOSIA: SEF GWEITHIAU Barddonol a Rhyddiaethol y diw- CX eddar Mr. T. WEDROS EVANS, Ysgolfeistr. Yn mhlith ereill ceir y bryddest fuddugol ar y Ffurfafen yn Eisteddfod Crymych, 1876. Ar werth gan ei fam, Mrs. Evans, Rhydanfach, Ceinewydd, ac yn Swyddfa'r Observer, Aberteifi. 7t\ SOUTH WALES EISTEDDFOD TO BE HELD AT CARDIGAN, ,x, On Wednesday, June 12th, 1878, FOR the Benefit of the Mechanics' Institute and Lifeboat Fund. PATRONS: COLONEL PRYSE, Lord Lieutenant of Cardigan- shire; LORD KENSINGTON, M.P., Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire; T. E. LLOYD, ESQ., M.P.; D. DAVIES, ESQ., M.P.; J. B. BOWEN, ESQ., M.P.; SIR MARTEINE O. M. LLOYD, Bart., And others. OHIEF OOMPETITIONS. To the Choir not under 70 in number, or over 100, who will best render Pa fodd y cwympodd y Cedyru?" (Welsh or English words) by D. Emlyn Evans jE30 0 0 (And a Silver Medal to the Leader.) For the best Ode (A wdt) on Civilization (Welsh), not under 500 lines. Â£7 7 0 (And a Bardic Chair value Â£ 3 3s.) For the best Historical Essay on Car- digan Castle (Welsh or English) Â£ 5 5 0 11 Together with 30 other Competitions in Poetry, Prose, Music, and the Fine Arts. PROGRAMMES (both in Welsh and English), are now ready, and can be obtained, post free, with particulars, by forwarding Two Penny Stamps and addressed to HENRY F. DAVIES, ) 0 W. R. HARRIES, j Secretaries, Cardigan. ESTABLISHED 1832. THOMAS WILLIAMS, LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPER, 7, BRIDGE ST., CARDIGAN. Funerals completely furnished on the shortes notice. TIMBER SALE. PEN'RALLT, ABERPORTH. MR. R. M. ROBERTS has been favoured with instructions from COLONEL JENKINS to Sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on TUESDAY, the 22nd day of January, 1878, 200 LOTS, of very fine Ash, Larch, and Beech Trees Of well growth; also, a large quantity of FIREWOOD. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock p.m. sharp. Credit snbject to conditions. 8, St. Mary-street, Cardigan. n THE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, CARDIGAN. Head Master: Reu. D. H. DAVIES, B.A. SCHOOL re-opens MONDAY, January 21st, 1878. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CARDIGAN. Head Master: D. M. PALMER, B.A. THIS School will REASSEMBLE Monday, January 14th, 1878.
NEW ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL.â€”The Bap- tists at Cardigan, who have for many years'con- templated the erection of an English place of worship in the town, a step which has long since been felt to be a necessity, are progressing so favourably with the preliminary work that notices for tenders will soon appear in the local papers. The commit- tee have already several hundreds of pounds in hand, and have obtained promises for a very large amount besides, which augurs unusually well at a start. LLECHRYD. -Marriage Rejoicings.â€”On Tues- day last this quiet little village presented quite a fay appearance, the occasion being the marriage of Ir. Williams, Crickhowell, to Miss Frances Rich- ards, which took place at Llwynadda Chapel. The bride received a great number of very valuable presents from most of the mansions in the locality, which manifest the high regard in which she is held by the inhabitants generally. A splendid spread having been enjoyed by some 30 or more friends, and the same liberality extended to a number of the aged and poor inhabitants, at 2.30 the happy pair left en route for London, amidst the hartiest cheering and good wishes of the villagers. NEWCHAPEL PETTY SESSIONs.-These sessions were held on Tuesday last, before Colonel Lewis and J. F. Jones Lloyd, Esqr. A.P.S. James, Cilgerran, charged David Davies, Trebarred, Car- digan, with riding-in his cart without reins. Fined Is. and costs.-Same v. James Ladd, Priory, Cardigan, with a similar offence. Fined Is. and costs. Davd Rees, groom, Coedmore, Cardigan, charged William Rees, Ffynonrees, Cilgerran, quarryman, with trespassing in pursuit of conies, on the lands of T. E. Lloyd, Bsq., M.P. Fined 15s. and costs. Elizabeth Michael, Cilgerran, spinster, v. Thomas Evans, carpenter, Cilgerran. Affiliation case. Adjourned until the next sessions. Holloway's Ointment and Pills.â€”None except the uncommonly hardy can hope to escabe contin- ued, unsettled, and unusually wet weather with- out some bodily discomfort or actual disease. Holloway's remedies have won a name and fame previously unknown in medical science for' their ability of successfully contestingwithcolds, coughs, quinseys, rheumatism, and neuralgia. This formid- able list of dangerous and painful affections is com- pletely under the control of these inestimable spec- incs which, used according to their accompanying directions, will soon mitigate the tortures, suppress all inflammatory tendencies, and secure the sound- est health. The very moderate price charged for these never-failing remedies places them within the reach of the most humble sufferer, whose ill-health by producing poverty exaggerates his personal pangs.
CARDIGAN MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The annual meeting of the members of this In- stitute was held at the Guild-hall, on Wednesday evening last, presided over by the Mayor. The following persons were present:â€”Messrs. Dr. Thomas, Levi James, Lewis Evans, D. M. Palmer, W. Woodward, W. Lewis (Brecon Old Bank), W. Joseph, Revs. L. Beynon and T. Phillips, together with a good sprinkling of the younger members of the Institute. The balance sheet for the past year is very satisfactory, and shows the Institute to be yearly increasing in the number of its members, and also progressing in its financial position, the balance in its favour at the end of the year materially exceeding that of the previous year. A strong desire was also manifested by all the speakers for a more spacious building for the Institute, a want which is now universally felt, and we hope that the prediction of the Mayor that before the end of this year he hoped the movement would be practically set on foot, will be verified. The Mayor having taken the chair, proceeded to read the balance sheet, from which it appears that the number of members at the end of the year was 288, 67 of whom had been admitted during the past year. The number of volumes borrowed during the year was 1908, the number of volumes added to the library being 38. The balance in favour of the Institute was Â£30 17s. lOd., as compared with a balance of jE25 10s. 7d. the previous. The chair- man having made a few pertinent remarks on the satisfactory state of the Institute, and the desira- bility of having a more commodious room, conclu- ded by moving the adoption of the balance sheet, which was seconded by the Rev. L. Beynon. The result of the voting papers sent in was then made known, and the following gentlemen were declared duly elected committee-men for the en- suing year:â€”Messrs. D. M. Palmer, Levi James, James Williams, J. R. Daniel, W. Picton Evans, and Rev. L. Beynon. Each of the above gentle- men, who were present, suitably returned thanks. Mr. L. James then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. S., Owen, the secretary, for the very able man- ner in which he discharged his duties, and he con- sidered that the success of the Institute was in a great measure to be attributed to his indefatigable exertions. Seconded by Mr. Woodward. The Chairman next proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. T. Griffiths, the Auditor, which was seconded by Mr. Lewis Evans. Mr. Woodward, in the course of a few remarks, wished to impress upon the committee not to wait, but to at once take steps to procure a suitable building for the Institution. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mr. Wood- ward, for lending the Engineer, Architect, and Builder, for the use of the Institute, and also to the Secretary for presenting the Christmas number of the British Workman. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the business to a close. CARDIGAN TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Thursday last, at the Council Chamber, the Mayor in the chair. There were present-Alderman Davies, Councillors Asa J. Evans, Rev. W. Jones, W. Woodward, Lewis Evans, and O. P. Davies. THE LOWER MARKET. The Mayor said that last Saturday the market had been confined to the upper portion, and found quite adequate, and the public seemed pleased at the alteration; but Mr. Trollip said that shortly be would require some sheds in the yard. Town Clerk I am in a position to offer jE22 rent for the lower market. Mr. Woodward I have not the least doubt but that Â£ 25 will be offered for it. On the motion of Alderman. Davies, seconded by Mr. L. Evans, it was resolved that the question of letting the lower market be deferred to that day week, and that the public be invited to send ten- ders to the Mayor for the same and that an assur- ance be given that it would not be taken away from the occupier otherwise than for market purposes, of which six months notice would be given. THE WATER WORKS. This matter had been adjourned for a month, but the Town Clerk misunderstood the resolution come to at the previous meeting, and had put it on the agenda. It was again adjourned for a month, in order to secure the opinion of a professional man. In connection with this matter, Mr. Woodward said that it had been reported in one of the local papers that he would support any scheme but his own. He did not say such a thing. All he said was that he would support any scheme that would embody the three chief things required, viz., a supply of good water, a plentiful supply, and a high level reservoir, which were indispensable. FINCH'S SQUARE DRAIN. The Surveyor reported that the amount incurred in mending the above drain, in accordance with the views of Mr. William Davies, grocer, was jEl 15s. 9d., half of which he had promised to pay, but now he refuses to pay his quota. The Town Clerk was instructed to write to him, and demand payment forthwith. CLOSED GUTTERS. A letter from Brynhyfryd, St. Dogmell-, was read calling attention to the condition of the gutters near Bryncws and Tyhir, which were stated to be closed. The Surveyor The gutters are not'closed, but are found inadequate to take in the flow during heavy rains. COMPLETING PURCHASES. The Mayor said he was sorry to say that he had found it impossible to get the Town Clerk and Mr. Smith to complete the purchases of the Commons. Promises were continually made, but not redeemed. Mr. Alderman Davies said it was time this mat- ter should be brought to a close, and moved that it be done by that day week without fail. Mr. Woodwrd seconded the motion, and it was unanimously passed. Mr. Lewis Evans The making of the rates is also very backward. The Mayor: I am sorry to say that the Town Clerk is much more ready to promise than to fulfil. He has done it so often that I cannot rely upon him any more. Alderman Davies: This business of the rates should be at once attended to. What little money we have accumulated in the Bank will be absorbed in interest, and we will get into difficulties, having two years rates in arrears. Mr. Woodward: The Town Clerk seems more willing to serve others than the Corporation, and I am sorry to see him making a guy of himself on the streets by wearing a peculiar red cap. It re- flects upon us as a body. Town Clerk I am not going to ask you, Sir, what I shall wear. Alderman Davies That matter is irrelevant to the question before us, but I say this much, that the Town Clerk ought to attend better to his busi- ness. The Mayor Unless the Town Clerk attends bet- ter to his duties I shall be under the obligation of appealing to you as a Council for advice. THE FREEMEN'S CHEQUES. The Mayor said although cheques were ordered to be drawn in favour of the freemen's claim, they were neglected by the Town Clerk, aud lie was sorry to see the old people applying to him for their money continually. THE BYE-LAWS. Mr. Lewis Evans The bve-laws have not yet been drafted. Town Clerk They were left in abeyance until a certain book bearing upon the question was pub- lished. Mr. Asa J. Evaus: That book has been published three months ago. NUISANCES. three months ago. NUISANCES. Mr. Woodward called attention to the filthy state of Old Bethania lane, aud Mr. L. Evans to the approach to Netpool. The Inspector was requested to see that the nui- sances complained of be removed. CARDIFF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. VICTORY OF THE UNSECTARIAN CANDIDATES. The result of the School Board Election at Cardiff, on Wednesday, was declared a little after 4 o clock yesterday afternoon, when it was found that the six unseetsrian candidates were re-elected at the head of the poll by an overwhelming major- lt;y. Corey, 3525; Batchelor, 3434; Rees, 3410; Price, 3317; Williams, 3282; Waite, 3274; Richard- son, 3237j; Boulangsr, 3183; Thompson, 2423: Evans, 2184; Jones, 2183; Grover, 1066' (out). .j.i. \r- j CARDIGAN SCHOOL B0aHh| The monthly meeting of this board wal^^H) Monday last, at the Council Chamber, the^^g ing members being present:â€”Messrs. T. IJ^F Â» (in the chair), Asa J. Evans, and O. P. Davies.' A bell and three clocks for the use of the Schools were ordered. RESIGNATION OF THE MISTRESS. Miss Lloyd; the mistress of the girls' depart- ment, sent in her resignation on account of ill- health, which was accordingly accepted. Cheques were ordered to be drawn for the pay- ment of salaries and sundry bills. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY. Before the Mayor and Dr. Thomas, Acting Ser- geant James, Cilgerran, charged Evan Owens, butcher, Aberporth, and Evan Davies, Wernddu, Whitechurch, with using carts without a name thereon. Fined 6d. and costs in each case. THURSDAY. Before the Mayor, Messrs. T. Davies, and Dr. Thomas. Owen Williams, mariner, Greenfield- square, was brought up in custody of P.C. Jones charged with threatening to put the house and furniture of Elizabeth Evans, his mother-in-law, on fire. At the recommendation of the bench, this charge against Williams was withdrawn, but he was further charged with assaulting P.C. Jones in the execution of his duty. Fined Â£5 and costs, in default, two months' imprisonment. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. The monthly meeting of this Authority was held on Saturday, the 5th inst., at the Shire-hall. Pre- sentâ€”Messrs. J. T. W. James (chairman), B. Rees, and W. Mathias. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, The Inspector reported that the family had re- moved from the overcrowded cottage at Eglwys- wrw, to a more spacious one. The offensive pig- styes which were on the roadside had also been removed. The imbecile woman who was living in the dilapidated cottage at Pontbrenseirianhadbeen taken to the Joint Counties' Asylum, by order of the Guardians. SUSPECTED CASE OF DIPHTHERIA. The Inspector reported that a child, three years of age, had died rather suddenly in Llandugwydd parish of what the parents supposed to be asthma, but as diphtheria was in the locality the house had been disinfected. THE INSPECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT. The Inspector reported his district free from epi- demic diseases, with the exception of some slight cases of measles in the parish of Dinas. On the whole the district was in a satisfactory sanitary condition. WATER SUPPLY FOR ST. DOGMELLS. The approval of the Authority was given to a resolution passed at a vestry, held at St. Dogmells, to bring the water from Tanybwnfil to the cistern, and from there to some convenient spot lower down in High-street, where a spout would be erected. The Inspector was requested to attend to the matter in the Spring. A HIGHAWY QUESTION. A letter was read from Mr. George Llewelyn, road surveyor, St. Dogmells, calling attention to the overflow from the cistern, which ran over the road. Should it freeze, it would prove dangerous to passers by. The Inspector The water complained of does not run from the cistern, but from an old quarry close by. The Chairman If that is the case, it is the duty of the road surveyor to attend to it. Mr. B. Rees contended that the water in question was an overflow from the cistern, and that it was the duty of the Inspector to see to it. The Inspector: I am positive that none of the water complained of runs from the cistern. The owner of the house has cut a channel across the road to carry the water away, which the surveyor ought not to allow, but should insist upon the owner making a proper gutter. The Chairman I am of opinion that the ques- tion does not concern us as an Authority. Cheques were ordered to be drawn for the pay- ment of several bills. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this board was held on Wednesday last, at the Workhouse, pre- sentâ€”Messrs. J. T. W. James (chairman), T. H. Brenchley, B. Rees, T. Jones, T. Llewellyn, Jas. Evans, L. Davies, T. Williams, J. Hughes, and Revs. J. M. Davies and I. H. Jones. MR. BIRCHAM'S RETURN. The Chairman said that Mr. Bircham's report for the years 1872 and 1876 was published, and copies were sent to them for perusal. By this report I find that the poor rate in the Cardigan Union is higher than any Union in the Principality, viz., 2s. 6 Â£ d. in the Â£ In 1872 it was 2s. 8id., so that there is a reduction of lfd. in the Â£ in 1876. From the report we glean the following statistics respecting the Cardigan Union :â€”the per centage of paupers on population, January 1st, 1871, was 7'8, Jan. 1st, 1876, 7*0 ratio of in-door and out- door paupers in 1872 was Ito 33'5, in 1876, 1 to 27 -6; rateable value in 1872, Â£52,475, in 1876, Â£54,164; in-maintenance, 311; out-relief, 6802â€”total 7,113; rate in Â£ of in-maintenance and out-relief on the rateable value of 1872, 2s. 8id.; in 1876, 2s. 6!d.; in-maintenance in 1876, 361, out-relief, 6,536â€” total, 6,897. CASES OF REMOVAL. The Clerk said he had written a letter to Cwm- aman, Aberdare, enquiring for the mother of David Evans, whose widow is in receipt of parochial re- lief at Newport, Pem., and should be removed to the Haverfordwest Union, but the letter had been returned to him, the person not being known there. ADVANCE OF SALARY. A letter from the Local Government Board was read, asking for the reasons for the advancement in the salary of Mr. D. Griffiths, rate collector, Newport, as no intimation of his re-appointment had been forwarded. COST OF MAINTAINING LUNATICS. A bill for Â£228 from the Joint Counties' Asylum was produced. Chairman: Is the Government grant included in this amount ? The Clerk Yes. The Government will refund to this board 4s. per week for each of the inmates, which will be over Â£100. The sum of Â£2 12s. per quarter is charged for each inmate. RETURN OF ORPHAN CHILDREN. Mr. W. Davies, medical officer for No. 1 district sent his quarterly return of the condition of out- door pauper children, which stated that they were well cared for, but two were reported as scrofulas. PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES. Mr. B. Rees called attention to the manner in which some school managers drew out their bills for educating the pauper children. He referred more particular to that of Dinas School, a.s' an average charge of 21d. was made for all the chil- dren, which was illegal. Pauper children must be charged according to the standard they are in, and the highest fee is not to exceed 3d. Rev. I. H. Jones The bill sent in by the mana- gers of the Dinas School is under the actual amount, as the children are mostly in the highest standard, for which 3d. can be charged. This alteration will benefit our school, and I am glad that you rose the objection. Mr. B. Rees: My object is to cause the manag- ers of schools to make out their charge in a legal way, by charging those in low standards as such, and those in the higher standards the same. A TECHNICAL POINT. Mr. B. Rees I have a point here (holding the Education Act in his hand), which I should like to get the Local Government's opinion thereon. It says here that the local Authority is to prosecute in case the Act IS not carried out. The Board of of Guardians pay the school fees, and the School Attendance Committee constitute the Authority. The latter decline to prosecute, or appoint an at- tendance officer. It may be well for us to know wlndi is the local Authority referred to in the Act, the hoard of Guardians or the School Attendance committee. Number of paupeis in the House during the last fortnight, 105; corresponding fortnight of last year, 85.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. MARRIAGES. WILLIAMSâ€”RRCHARDS.â€”On the 8th instant, at Llwynadda Chapel, Llechryd (by special license) by the Rev. J. Richards, minister (father of the bride), assisted by the Rev. D. Williams, Crick- howell (father of the bridegroom), Mr. Thomas Williams, draper, London House, Crickhowell, to Frances, third daughter of the Rev Johu Richards, Llechryd. DEATHS. GRIFFITHS.â€”On the 3rd inst., at CwmplysT Cilgerran, Mr. Titus Griffiths, aged 81 year; SAMBROOK.â€” On the 4th inst., at NantbrycliSu St. Dogmells, after a lingering illness, Mr' Sambrook. JONES.â€”On the 7th inst., at St. Do-uuedfi* denly, Mr. Thomas Jones, molecatciu years?.