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CARDIGANSHIRE ELECTION AND ITS LESSORS. The result of the elects must have heen -as great a surprise to Mr TBOWEN" ROWLANDS as to Mr DAVIE,s. Up te the moment that the decision was known it was confidently anticipated. by M« DAAI^KS' friends that lie tvould be successful, and his opponents were prepared for that ivstilr. It was simply a question of the exteif^ of the majority. It is very probable that in Aberystwyth Mr .DAVIES received the vi-fces of seven hundred out of the eleven lixindred who polled, and other places are known to have favoured him. How then came it that Mr BoWFIX ROWIA.VD? was successful ? A month ago Mr Row- 1,Ù1DS had not been selected as the Glad- stonian candidate, and probably no one thought when be was selected that he had any chance of winning. Indeed it was freely stated by his supporters that the intention was to give "Mr DAVIES some little trouble rather than to onst him from the representa- tion. When Mr DAVIES announced his in- tention of again contesting the county almost every thing was in his favour. The Conserva- tives, with a really efficient organisation in the northern part of the county,and possibly
THE ELECTIONS. Practically the elections are now over, and Mr GLADSTONE is defeated in his desire to drive the first wedge of separation into an I UnitedKingdom. London unhesitatingly con- demned the Irish Home Rule Bill, and the provinces have,with all unanimity which must have been a surprise to the Ministerialists, followed the classes and the masses" of the great centre of wealth, thought, learning, and intelligence. The country recognised the gravity of the situation, and acted ajcord- ingly in the true spirit of patriots, knowing that they had a duty to perform to them- selves and to those who were to come after thsm. The elections which are now just concluding have had one effect besides giving a dircct and complete answer in the negative to the question placed before the electors- they have destroyed an autocratic attempt at one-man Government. The great cry which was raised throughout the length and breadth of the land was GLADSTONE or SArisMHY," made no doubt with the view of blinding the people to the enormity of the issue at stake but thanks to the Conservative and Unionist leaders, powerfully aided by an almost unani- mous Press in London and the Provinces, the trnth-" Union or disunion"—was kept well to the fore, and it is this question which has now been so emphatically decided. Mr GLADSTONE'S majority of eighty has become a minority of one hundred and thirty, and the only honourable course for him to follow when Parliament re-assembles will be to hand over the seals of office to those who are in possession of the confidence of the nation. A difficulty which will present itself to many minds is who will be Premier—Lord SALISBURY or Lord HARTINQTON ? We should say the an- swer is not far to seek. It is now very evi- dent that but for the honourable compact entered into by the Conservative leaders that not only should Unionist candidates not be opposed, but strenuously supported by the Constitutional party, the latter would have gone up to Westminster in greater numbers than is already the case. We are fully pre- pared to admit the assistance received by Conservative candidates from Unionist Liberals, but this has not been nearly so marked as the services rendered to the \j Liberal opponents of Home Rule. There- fore, looking at the fact that the Conserva- tives are comparatively but very few short of an absolute majority in the House of Commons, we see no other course open to Her Majes'v than to call upon Lord SAL
LOCAL AND GENERAL NOTES: ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. The Rev Principal EDWAEDS haa been I elected moderator of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Assembly for the current year. The assembly will be held in Liverpool in the month of May. In consequence of the dissolution of Con- vocation, a fresh election of the House of Lay- men is necessary. By the advertisement in another column it will be seen that several alterations have been made in the hours for holding the services, &c., at the churches. There is no doubt that the Liberal defeats, both in the boroughs and counties, have been largely due either to the abstention or opposi- tion of the Wesleyans and other Dissenters (writes a London correspondent). It was Mr SPURGEON'S influence that carried the two Newington seats for the Conservatives and tlicie Is reason to believe that the loss of two of the seats in Islington is due to the active exertions of the Rev Dr H. ALLON—a leading Nonconformist, who is strongly opposed to the Government policy. In the country districts many of the Wesleyans have taken the same course. One of the defeated candidates in Cambridgeshire has told a friend of mine that he had against him many of the Wcslcyaus, Baptists, and Independents. For the'first time since the Revolution a considerable num- ber of the dissenters have been working with the party of reaction. This is a striking proof of the extent to which the Home Rule question has broken down old party lines and associa- tions, and it points to serious difficulty in the way of the Liberal party in the future. Colonel EVANS, Highmead, Chairman of the Cardiganshire Conservative Association, writ- ing to one of the Cardiff papers, says—"Cardi- ganshire has been lost to the Unionist cause. For this misfortune the Conservative party are undoubtedly responsible." Capt. VERNEY. who is well-known in con- nection with the college in this town, and who sat in the last Parliament as the Liberal representative for North Buckinghamshire, has now been superseded by a Conservative. Among the elections that took place in Wales during last week are Anglesea, Mont- gomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, and Merioneth- shire, the Gladstonian candidates being returned in all these counties. Thank goodness that the elections are now virtually over. For more than a fortnight the public mind has been diverted from busintss and centred upon the election returns. Tele- grams and newspapers and special editions have been scanned with the deepest interest, and no sooner has one bit of information been devoured than the next is eagerly looked for; and so on continuously. It will be a blessing when the elections all take place on one day. In this town the results have been posted up at the Observer office two or three times daily, Y, and have been read by crowds of people from early mora till dewy eve." But the steady Conservative and Unionist gains, following in daily succession, have become really mono- tonous, and the closing of the polls will be welcomed by all parties, for it has for some time been evident that the Conservatives and Unionists must have a very large majority, although the Conservatives of themselves can- not outvote all other parties combined. ST. SWITHIN is this year in a very good mood and so also is the Clerk of the Weather. After several days of rain, which was greatly needed on the hillsides, St Swithin's Day was beautifully fine, and it may now be hoped, thanks to the good old saint, that similar weather will prevail for forty days. The weather has been well suited for agricultural purposes for a number of months, and the farmers' hearts are glad. The hay crops are good, and the grain and cereals are in a pro- mising condition. St. SWITHIN. who is credited with a control over the weather foi forty days from the fifteenth of July, was the seventeenth Bishop of Winchester. He was born in the early part of the ninth century, which is more than a thousand years ago. If he and the tradition concerning him were humbug it is more than probable that some of the cute intellects of the world would have exposed the fraud before now therefore there can be no harm in continuing to give credence to a superstition which is at least harmless. It is stated in that excellent work the National Eneydopædia" that he was chap- lain to King EGBERT, and tutor to his son ETHELWULF, and in the reign of the latter became chancellor. The author has omitted to state whether he was chancellor of a diocese or of a cathedral, or a lord chancellor, or what; suffice it to say that he became a chancellor, which no doubt wa.s a very good thing for him. He was also entrusted with the education of ALFRED, whom he accompanied to Rome. His services were rewarded in 852 by his elevation ts the see of Winchester. It is not quite clear why tutorial services should have been re- warded. by a bishoprick; but so it was, accord- ing to the book from which we are quoting. He is supposed to have procured the first Act of the Wittenagemot for enforcing the univer- sal payment of titlios. We are somewhat dis- posed not to insert this supposition, so that the local Liberationists may not get hold of it; but, however, as it is possible that some of them may be aware of the fact, we reproduce it, and allow them to make what they can of it. The good Bishop died on July 2nd, 862, after fill- ing the see for ten years. It is said that his last request waB that he 1 should be buried in the churchyard at Win- chester but within a century afterwards, Ms name having been admitted into the calendar as that of a canonized saint, it was resolved to transfer his remains to the cathedral, and to place them in a magnificent shrine which had been prepared for the purpose by King EGBERT. By the way, we wonder why so much interest was taken in his memory and his remains. Was it a sort of acknowledgment for his passing the Tithe Act ? Or did he leave some influential relatives behind him, who wished to be themselves honoured by association with the name of a canonized saint ? Be that as it may, the translation of the remains was accomplished. But not without much trouble. The translation was to have taken place on the 15th July, but was delayed J for forty days in consequence of the rainy weather which occurred. Bishops do not like to be contradicted in their lifetime, and it would seem that they expect their wishes to be respected after they have left left this world for a still better one. Having given the injunction that his remains were to be interred in the churchyard, his canonized and saintly lordship may be supposed to have become exceedingly indignant—righteously indignant, of course—when his grave was tampered with, and (probably after coming to an arrangement with the Clerk of the Weather, who has control over these things) sent such a downpour of rain that the poor gravediggers got soaking wet, and had to go home to dry or change their clothes. And all the men who undertook the work got wet. And the struggle between the saint and the workmen continued for forty days, without either side gaining much advantage. On the forty-first day, however, the saint, probably out of admiration of the pluck of the men, stopped the rain, and the remains, such as they were, were trans- ferred to the grand shrine prepared for them inside the Cathedral. Hence arose the vrell- known tradition that if it rains on St. Swithin's Day it will rain for forty days; or if it be fair it will be fair for forty days. A bazaar is announced to be held at Aber- dovey, on behalf of the National Schools, in August. In the same month bazaars will also be held in this town, for the benefit of the Infirmary, and at Borth, the proceeds of which will be devoted towards defraying the debt remaining on the Church. It is possible that a scrutiny vill be demanded in relation to the election for this county.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. PROMOTION.—Capt and Adjutant Scarlett, R.A., has been gazetted major." TH;I1 TOWN BAND.—MR Handley's band gives ^reat satisfaction, not only in the town, but also every evening on the pier, where their performances are greatly appreciated. Mr Smith, the vocalist, sings sentimental songs in capital style and finish. THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The number of books issued from tke public library for the two weeks ended July 10th was 633, an increase of 201 oa the corresponding period of last year. Books are issued to visitors on payment of Id per volume per week. DEATH OF MR ELIAS DAVIES.—We regret to have to record the death of Mr Elias Davies, shoe- maker, North-parade, which took place on Wednesday i -morning, He had been in failing health for some time, and was attended by Dr Davies. On Friday week he went to the Town Hall to record his vote, and it is supposed that the excitement was too great for him. On Monday Dr Harries was called in. The deceased, who was 79 years of age, was a consistent member of the Calvinistic Methodists, worshipping at Shiloh, where he was also a faithful attendant at the Sunday school, havinsr for the last 61 years not been absent more than three times. He was also one of the organisers of the Sabbath school at the work- house. OBITUARY.—On reference to our obituary column our readers will find that Victoria, third daughter of thelata Mr J. M. Davies, Antaron, died at the resi- dence of her brother-in-law, Broadway House, Car- marthenshire, on Thursday week, the immediate cause of death being paralysis. The deceased left Antaron some months ago on a visit to her brother- the Rev .J. L. Davies, who resides near Bath, and from there she proceeded to Carmarthenshire. The body was brought home on Monday, and the funeral took place the saaie afternoon, when her remains were interred in the family vault at Llanbadarn churchyard. The Rev J. Pugh, vicar, officiated. The deceased lady had numerous friends in the neigh- bourhood, many of whom sent beautiful wreaths and crosses of flowers in token of their esteem and in loving memory of one who was so generally reo spected. Miss Davies had takest a deep and active interest in the Church Sunday school at Penparke. AMJKGED THEFT OF A SPOON.—At the police- station, on Saturday morning, before Dr Rice Williams, a young lad named William A. Stevens, living in St James'-square. was charged with stealing a silver spoon, the property of Dr Gilbertson.—P. S. Evans said that on Thursday evening he was informed that a silver salt spoon had been stolen from the house of Dr Gilbertson, and finding that defendant had been working there, he ascertained that a part of the spoon, since identified by the prosecutor, had been sold to Mr Wm. R. Jones, watchmaker, Great Darkgate-streft. He afterwards apprehended the prisoner, and charged him, when he denied having been to Jones's shop, but afterwards admitted that he had been there. He was brought before Dr Rice Williams on Friday, when Dr Gilbertson was examined, and identified the spoon as his property, and the c watchmaker identified defendant as the person from whom he purchased it.—Defendant was remanded till Wednesday, bail being allowed, his father becom- ing surety in the sum of ,£.5, and another being re- quired in the same amount. TIRA CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS SUMMER TRAIN SER VICE.—By a through train now leaving Euston every night at ten o'clock passengers are enabled to reach Aberystwyth at 7.25 the next morning a train also leaves here at nine a.m.every day (Sundays excepted), and is due at Euston at five in the afternoon: thus the whole journey only occupies eight hours. Similar advantages are accorded to visitors to other watering places in Cardigan Bay. This company has also made a new departure this summer, by running through trains to and from Manchester. Passengers may now leave Manchester at twelve midnight, and they will arrive in Aberystwyth at 7.25 the next morning (Monday mornings excepted) so also, by leaving Manchester at 8.30 a.m. they are due in this town at 2.25 p.m. two other trains leave the capital of the North at 11.45 a.m. and 3.15 p.m and arrive here at 5.15 and 9.40 respectively. The first train leaves here for Manchester at nine every morning (Sundays excepted) and arrives at its destination at 2.15 in the afternoon. Through carriages are pro- vided by these trains. Similar advantages are offered to Liverpool passenger^. Every information is afforded in the company's time tables, which may now be procured in book form, and which will be in force to the end of September next, unless notice to the contrary is given. DEATH J. BOWES.—Last week we announced the death of this young lady, which took place on Friday morning, at the house of Dr Morris Jones, who had been in attendance upon her. The news was received with sorrow by a large circle of friends, the family of sisters being greatly respected ever since they came to reside among us. The funeral took place at the cemetery on Tuesday, the remains being accompanied to the grave by a mourning coach containing Dr M. Jones, the Rev J. Pugh, Llan- badarn, the Rev J. H. Davies, of this town, and the Rev J. Roberts, the Fron, Welshpool the hearse with six bearers mourning coach, containing Miss Bowes, Miss Lillie Bowes, Miss Edith Bowes, Mr E. Killin Roberts, and Mr R. Roberts, Llanbadarn. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev J. H. Davies, the Rev J. Roberts, and the Rev J. Pngh. The coffin was covered with many wreaths and crosses made-by loving hands in token of the respect in which the deceased was held, among them being an anchor, the work of Miss Bowes, a cross by Miss Lillie Bowes, and basket of lihes sent by Miss Edith Bowes, and wreaths by Mr Kil in Roberts, Mr Powell, Nanteos, Mrs Fossett. Laura-place, Mrs Gardiner, Bircbgrove, Mrs Dr M. Jones, Mrs Scott, Laura- place, Mrs Jones, Jasper House, the Misses Nauo, Bridget, and Cisa Roberts,Mrs Dr Griffiths,Lampeter, Mrs Kirkby, Llanfendigaid Hail, Miss Sophie Kirkby, Mrs Joseph Davies, the Elms, Mrs Spencer, Rich- mond. Miss Lillie Spencer, Miss A.Jones, North-par- ade, Mrs and the Misses Grafton, Qaeen's-road, the Misses James Sunnyside, Miss Carter Squire, Catter- ick, Miss Cra-ggs, Stockton, Misses Thompson, Llan- badarn, Miss Jones, Graig-goch, Miss Jones, Cwm- padarn, Mrs Adams and Mrs Edwards, Llanbadarn, &c, LEGAL.—Mr Harold Evans, articled to Messrs Hugh Hughes and Sons, has succeeded in passing the intermediate examination. THE CONGREGATIONAL JUBILEE FUND.-Car- diganshire has contributed = £ 368 17s 4d, Carmarthen- shire = £ 851, Merionethshire £ 600 7s 3d, and Mont- gomeryshire ..£183 9s 10d towards this fund. NOTICE OF DIVIDEND.- Friday night's Gazette has the following announcement -.—Thomas Doughton, 2, St James's' square, Aberystwyth, earthenware and marine store dealer and smith. Dividend 3s 2Jd in the X, payable July 17th, at Official Receiver's, Car- marthen. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending July 11th, 1886. -Miles open 182. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, < £ 2,050 merchandise, min- erals and live stock, £ 1,551 total for the week, = £ 3,501. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year :—Miles open, 178j. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs. and mails, £ 2,052; merchandise, minerals and live s-tock, £1,467 total for the week, < £ 3,459. Aggregate from commence- ment of half-year to this date, .£5,039; aggregate last year, < £ 4,962. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, X2 decrease; merchandise, minerals and live stock, increase £ 44 total increase for the week, £42; aggregate increase from com- mencement of half-year to this date, £77.
DIVISION OF THE PARISH. A meeting was held on Thursday, at which were present the Rev J. Pugh, R.D., the Rev J. H. Protheroe, vicar of St Michael's, the Rev D. Williams, vicar-designate of Trinity, and Major Lewis and Mr E. P. Wynne, churchwardens, to decide upon the line which should divide the borough into two ecclesiastical parishes. It was decided that the boundary line shall be Albert-place, part of Queen's- road, Newfoundland-street, part of Terrace-road, Mary-street, along Lewis-terrace and Mill-street to the bridge crossing the RheidoL St Michael's is to retain all that portion of the town and borough lying to the west and south of the line, the remainder bein^- handed over to Trinity church. The arrangement is only tentative. It is intended that a certain popu- lation, probably about 4,500, shall be attached to St. Michael's, the remaining 2,500 or so being given to the new parish. This will be giving to each vicar w-rk in proportion to his stipend, St. Michael's, with St. Mary's, being worth about £ 430. and Trinity about £260, gross. It has generally been supposed that the new living will be more remunerative than St. Michael's, but we believe that is an error, as will be seen by the following figures, which are understood to be sub- stantially correct. St. Michael's, including half the pew rents, is worth £ 300, the Ecclesiastical Com- missioners granting about £ 200 a year; St. Mary's is endowed with £80, and the Vicarage, with field, is worth at least £ 50, making a total of £ 430 whereas the endowment of Trinity church will be = £ 260, leaving a difference of = £ 170. It is necessary, however, that St. Michael's, on account of the Welsh Church, should have two cuartes, but it is probable that the Church societies will allow sufficient to pay for one, leaving one in each parish to be paid for out of the collections, &c. We understand that Trinity Church will be opened on the 10th of August, when the Bishop of the diocese will preach. Services will also be held dur- ing the week. All sittings in the church arc to be free.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. Seventeen students of this college have successfully passed the matriculation examination recently held by the University of London. Their names are :— E. O. Davies, Corsven; Louie Davies, Aberystwyth T. B. P. Davies, Milford Haven D. S. Dakin, Bala J. H. Griffiths, Llandovery; J. M. James, Cardigan R. E. James, Aberystwyth; J. D. Jenkins, Tregaron; E. LI. Jones, Bala; J. O. Jones, Lhmfihangel Glyn Myfyr; E. W. Jones, Llanrhaiadr Mochnant; A. J. Martin, Birmingham; R. J. Rets. London; O.N. Roberts, Corris G. H. B. Schelling, Bowdon, Cheshire; G. A. Stephens, Cardigan, and A. H. Trow, Newtown, Mont.
MERIONETHSHIRE ELECTION. The polling took place on Wednesday, and the result was declared on Thursday. The candidates were Mr J. Vaughan, of Nannau, Conservative, and Mr T. E. Ellis. Gladstonian Liberal. The result was declared as follows — T.E.Ellis 4127 J. Vaughan, 2860 Majority.1267 Everything passed off very quietly.
MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. The Merionethshire Assizes were opened at the Town Hall, Dolgelley, by Mr Clemeat Higgins, Q.C., in the absence ef Mr Justice Grove, who was detained at Newtown on circuit business. Sir Rupert Kettle, Glanymor, Towyn, was foreman of the grand jury, nnd. Mr Higgins congratulated the county upon the ab-ence of crime, there beiugr net a single prisoner for trial. Mr W. R. M. Wynne, Peniarth, the high sheriff, presented Mr Higgins with a pair of white gloves, at the same time expressing the pleasure he felt in doing so, and hoping to again have the pleasure of meeting Mr Higgins in a more exalted I osition. There was one civil action arising out of a dispute as to a quarry at Festiniog, in which Cadwaladr Roborts, farmer and quarry manager, Bnarthmelyn, Tanygrisiau, was the plaintiff, and William Schofield, Robert Evans, and John Chadwick, all of Berkenhead, the defendants. It was a claim for X79 58 for wages and money advanced.—The matter was eventually settled.
NEvV QUAY. LECTURE.-On Wednesday evening the Rev D. Picton Jones delivered a,n interesting lecture on missionary labours in Central Africa at the Towyn Congregational chapel. Mr Jones dealt exhaustively with the iourney out and the difficulties they had to endure owing to the unhealthy state of that part of the country. We understand it is Mr Jones's inten- tion to return again, but not to the same sphere of labour. The large chapel was well filled with an appreciative audience, and short addresses were also delivered by the Revs Roderick and Jones.
ABERAERON. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT. —On Wednesday, the 7th inst., the members of the Trinity Church Sunday school were treated to an excellent spread of tea, cake, &c., on the vicarage grounds, by the vicar, the Rev W. Owen Edwards, B.D. After the repast, games were indulged in for the rest of the evening, which was most enjoyably spent. The drum and fife band was in attendance, and enlivened the proceed- ings with a large selection of merry tunes. LEGAL.-Among the list of successful candidates at the recent final law examinations held at the In- corporated Law Society's Hall, Chancery-lane, Lan- don, on the 22nd and 23rd of June last, we are glad to observe the name of Mr Richard J. Lloyd, of this town. Mr Lloyd was originally articled to a well- known firm at Manchester but, some time ago, had his articles transferred to Mr T. Pugh, solicitor, Aberayron. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY, July 13th. Present—Major Hughes (in the chair), Rev J. H. Davies (vice-chairman). Mr Morgan Evans, Oak- ford, cm-offi.no Messrs Timothy Davies, Cilcennin, David Davies, Dihewid, Thomas Jones, Henfynyw; Thomas Davies, Llanarth; J. H. Jones, Llanddewi; Edward Jones, Llanerahaeron B. C. Jones, clerk; and F. T. Bircham, Local Government Board inspector. Out-relief.— Th9 following out-relief was adminis- tered during the past fortnightLlansantffraed dis- trict, per Mr John Jones, £ 46 17s 4d, to 175 paupers; Llandyssilio district, per Mr Davies, X30 Os 4d, to 149 paupers. Number in the house, 12 correspond- ing fortnight last year, 11. Vagrants relieved 23 last year 40. Mr Bircham r ported that he had inspected the house, and found the rooms clean and in good order. Leave of absence for one week was granted to Dr Evans, New Quay, Dr Davies, of Aberaeron, under- taking to do his duties. It was agreed to pay Mr D. P. Davies a sum of X50 on account of the valuation of the union, the remaind- er to be kept in hand till the appeals had been de- cided. Mr Bircham made a statement as to the state of pauperism in tlw district, which showed that Aber- ayron union was in a healthy condition, HO MR, SWEET HO:\HJ! SWBETRST HOUSES in this Town arc those wJJcrc Hudson's Extract of Soap is in daily use. DON'T YOU KNOW? That Hudson's Extract of Soap is a pure Dry Soap, in fine powder, n^adiiy soluable in all waters-liat,d, Cold, Soft, or Hut, Hudson's Extract of Soap is used for all Washing, Cieans- ing, and Scouring, with great advantage, Saving Time, Labour and Money, perlolming CUvmsing Work in the most thorough manner. Try a Pen oy Packet, and YOU WILL KXOW I
Observer Office, Friday, 7.0 p.m. THE CRAWFORD DIVORCE: CASE. SIR CHARLES DILKE IN THE WITNESS BOX. In the Divorce Court the Crawford case re- opened to-day, before Mr Justice Hauneii and a special jury. Mrs Crawford, Mrs Ashton Dilke, Mr Crawford and Sir Charles Dilk& were present. Sir Walter Phillimore, in open- ing the case for the Queen's Proctor, justi- fied intervention because material evidence was previously suppressed, and said it would now be proved that Mrs Crawford only called on Sir Charles Dilke, and her evidence as to being dressed by Sarah Grey, and regarding' Fanny* would be denied. The first witness called was Sir Charles Dilke, who said he did not remember calling on Mrs Crawford shortly after her marriage,. and certainly did not make love to her then.. He denied having taken Mrs Crawford to Mrs Davies' house, or any other, or that he had ever committed adultery with Mrs Crawford. It was true there were acts in his life which lie1 would not like to have disclosed in court, but those indiscretions terminated eleven years ago. He had no mistress of the name of Fanny during the years 1882, 1883, or 1884# and he had never taken a lady to the house of Mrs Davies, 65, Warren-street. He met Capt. Foster once at Mrs Rogerson's. Cross- examination had not concluded when tlif., court rose.
STATE OF PARTIES. Con servatives. 314 Liberal Unionists 74 388 G-ladstonians 187 Nationalists 83 270 Majority against Mr Gladstone 118
LOCAL LAW CASE. JONES V. NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK. This action was heard at the Cardigan Assizes. It was brought by John Griffith Jones, Tynant farm, near Talybont, to recover < £ 157 lis Id, now in court, and owing to him in consequence of transactions with his uncle, Mr Griffith Griffiths, formerly of Tynant. Judgment was given for the plaintiff. Particulars will be published next week.
THE WELSH WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. LOCAL APPOINTMENTS.-First Draft. The South Wales District: Lampeter—John Evans. Aberayron -Richard Hopwood. Aberystwyth-David Lewis, Jacob Pritchard. Ystumtuen (Aberystwyth)—Robt. Roberts, David Morgan. Machynlleth-Hugh Owen Hughes, John Thomas. Aberystwyth (English)—* Josiah Evans, William Jackson.
ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE. The vicarage of LlanbletMan, with Cowbridge and Welsh St. Donat's, has been offered by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese to the Rev David Bowen, B.A. chaplain of her Majesty's Prison, Usk, and has been accepted by him.
"Outing."—The July number of this serial is highly interesting, and will be sure to please its readers.
AMLWCH, ANGLESEY. The Lord Bishop of Bangor held a confirmation in the parish church here on Tuesday. The number of candidates was large, and included those from Rhosy- bol, Llanerchymedd, and Llaneiliem. The church wa* well filled, and the Bishop addressed the candidates in Welsh and English. A number of the clergy of the diocese were present. The reading-desk was occupied by the vicar, Rev R. Roberts, who very im- pressively went through the lessons, &c. Appro- priate hymns were selected, and the singing reflected great credit on the Rev Henry Lloyd (curate), Miss Owens, and others, who have given much time to im- prove this beautiful branch of the service.
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= BIRTHS. MORRIS.—July 3rd, at Northgate-terrace, Cardigan, the wife of Mr John Morris, builder, of a daughter. MORRIS.—July 4th, at 7, East-parade, Carmarthen, the wife of Mr J. F. Morris, solicitor, of a son. ROWLANDS.—July 3rd, the wife of Mr Howell Row- lands, late Tycanol, Llanfachreth, Dolgelley, of a son. WOOLCOCK— July 3rd, at St. Mary-street, Cardigan the wife of Mr R. W. Woolcock, auctioneer, of a. daughter. MARRIAGES- LLOYD-LEWIS.—July 6th, at Penarth Church, by the Rev C. Parsons, rector, the Rev W. R. Lloyd, Llanstephan, to Elizabeth Emily, second daughter of the late Mr T. Lewis, Abersychan. MARTIN—EDWARDS.—July 8th, at the register office* before the Rev W. Jones, registrar, Mr William Martin, to Miss Margaret Edwards, both of this town. WILLIAMS—RIDLER.—July 8th, at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Cardiff, by the Rev J. M. Jones, Cardiff, Mr John Williams, Loveden Cottage, Dor- gl wyd,llear this town, to Miss Jane Ridler,Newport- road, Cardiff. DEATHS. DAVIES.—July 14th, at Nortli-parade, Mr Eliail Davies, shoemaker, aged 78 years. DAVIES. —July 8th, at Broadway House, Carmarthen- shire, Victoria, the third daughter of the late J. M. Davies, barrister-at-law, of Antaron. EVANS. July 3rd, at Arthur's Court, Strand, Cardi- gan, Mrs Anne Evans, aged 82 years. GRIFFITHS—July 7th, aged 82 years, at Bow Street, Broncastellan, Mr Griffith Griffiths, shoemaker. HUMPHREYS.—July 7th, aged 74 years, at Lla^T gawsai, Mrs Mary Humphreys, widow of Mr David Humphreys, stonemason. HUMPHREYS.—July 1st, aged 84 years, Mrs Jane Humphreys, Coedcroes Farm, Dolgelley. HUGHES.—June 15th, aged 16 months, Daniel, son of Mrs Anno Hughes, Cambrian-street, Barmouth* JAMES.—July 1st, aged 28 years, at Llansantffraicb Montgomeryshire, Agnes Evelyn, second daughter of the late Mr John James, of Coquimbo, Chili.. LEWIS,—July 4th, at Cilgerran, the Rev John Lewlg, Calvinistic Methodist Minister, aged 71 years. '13 LEWIS.—July 3rd, aged 80 years, Mrs Gwen Lewis, WOJd View, Dolgelley.. LLOYD.—July 12th, aged 43 years, at Bow Street* Mrs Catherine Lloyd, wife of Mr John Lloy«> labourer. MORGAN.—July 8th, at Commins Coch, Mr Da,vi