I IE* VOLUMES JUST COMMEHCED | OF j THE THREE MAGAZINES J FOR 1878. t I.—"The Quiver," for Sunday Reading THE QUIVER I For JANUARY, price Od., ¡I CONTAINING— t. The Resting-Plaees of our Saviour, and the Scenes of His Seclusion. By the Rev. Prebendary CHADWTCK, B.D. a. Scripture Lessons for School and Home. í By the Rev. J. W. GEDGE, M.A. • 3. Charlie's Revenge. By RUTH MITCHELL. 4- "The Quiver" Bible Clas8. f S. Last Words of the Books of God. By the 'I Rev. W. BOYD CARPENTER, M.A. < 6. Charles and Sarah Wesley. < 7. "The God who Once." NeW'Hymn Tune, by I Sir GEORGE J. ELVEY, Mus. D., QrgaJllSt of St. s George's Chapel Royal, Windsor. 18. Early Pilgrims.—By the Rev. T. M. MORRIS. 1 9. How to Work. A Short Stoiy. I 10. The Parables of the Old Testament. By 1 the Rev. Canon BARRY, D.D. I *i. Out-of-the-Way Papers. Nervine Tonics. I By the Rev. ARTHUR BROWN. <12. A Motto for Life. A Tale for the New Year. 13. "Accept, my God." New Hymn Tune, by i: Prof. MACFARREN, Mus.D. ,jI4. Good Work at Home and Abroad. 15. Unknown. By W. POOLE BALFERN. "16. A Christinas Carol. By JULIA GODDARD. X7. A Life. A Poem. 18. ".In Ccelo Quiea Est." By the Rev. J. H. DAVIES, B.A. v [9. The Recruit. By the Rev. G. S. OUTRAM. to. Granny. A Poem. By J. G. WATTS. i II. In the Rough. By G. WEATHERLY. j S2. 1877—1878. By JANE C. SIMPSON. < i. 53. The Peace of the Night. A Poem. 14. The Church Spire. By SARAH DOUDNEY. !5. MORE THAN CONQUEROR. Serial Story. By F. M. F. SKENE. 16. A CHRONICLE OF BARHAM. Seriat Story. By E. OWENS BLACKBURNE. "THE QUIVER is widely known as one oi he very best of Magazines. We have often com- nended it as ably edited and attractive. The subjects are well varied the illustrations are many md good. The devotional or expository papers are thoroughly scriptural."—Record. 2.-Cassell's Family Magazine. Cassell's Family Magazine For JANUARY, price 7d., CONTAINING— 1. Embroidered House and Table Linen. 2. The Nursing of the London Poor. Hands and Feet: their Care and Comfort. 4. Iris. Song, with MUSIC. S. The Average Servant. i 6. A Tin of Sardines. 7. Old Streets. f 8. The Schoolmistress at Skerne Dun. A r, Short Story. I 9. The Child and the Man. A Contrast. j On Submarine Telegraph Service. ,I. Chit-chat on Dress. t2. Coffee Taverns. 13. A Lucky Tumble. A Short Story. f 14. Songs of the Bells. f* 15. Constance. A Poem. t- 16. How my Children were Drilled. t< .7. King Baby—Experiences of a Young Mother. V 18. The Gatherer.—An Improved Stove—A Hidden I Quotation—A Substitute for Silk-A Novel Night- Ir ligbt-A New Heat-generator—Safety at Sea— • The Rolling Bridge of St. Malo. TQ. TIME SHALL TRY. New Serial Story. j 20. SUSPENSE. New Serial Story. It Its CHARACTER is so MARKED and decided that i|,?e have no hesitation in giving CASSELL'S L^AMILY MAGAZINE the first position i -among the Monthlies for the people."— t Edinburgh Couratit. 3.—"Little Folks," for All Children. LITTLE FOLKS > For JANUARY, price Od., TForms the FIRST PART of the NEW ) VOLUME for 1878, and contains a beautiful Coloured Frontispiece, en- 1 titled" Hurrah for the Snow the 5 commencement of TWO NEW SEBIAL j STORIES, and many new features I of attraction. "LltTLE FOLKS is out of sight the best ^children's magazine we know."—British Quarterly r Review. The praise of LITTLE FOLKS is among all the critics as the perfect ideal of a magazine for the young."—Glasgow Mail. Cassell Petter &* Galpin, London; and all Booksellers, f 1 l rNEW SERIALS. I, I THE NBW POPULAR SERIAL WORK ON SCIENCE. » yust commenced, in Monthly Parts, price 7d. SCIENCE FOR ALL. Edited by ROBERl (J BROWN, M.A., Ph.D., F L.S. F.R.G.S., assisted by a 4 Staff of Eminent Writers. ABUNDANTLY ILLUSTRATED Part I of SCIENCE FOR ALL has been twice .reprinted, and can now be had, by order, from all Booksellers. Cassell Petter & Galpin, and all Booksellers. tit, ,'c=-.o.- v. yust commenced, in Monthly Parts, prtn-VU. I CASSELL'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSO-TURKISII WAR. uni- J. form with Cassell's History of the War between France > and Germany." PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. *«* Third Edition of Part 1. now ready (inc.uding >>Large Map), price 8%d., at all Booksellers'. Cassell Petter «&•" Galpin, London and all Bookse leys. Just commenced, in Monthly Parts, price 7(1,. THE SEA—Its Stirrin? Story of Ad- venture, Peril, and Heroism Wlth "umer°us ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS. FOURTH EDITION of PART 1 (including Large Presentation Plate), price 7d., now ready: Cassell Petter Galpin, London and all Bonksellrs, Messrs. CASSELL PETTER & GAl PIN will shortly ,n MONTHLY PARTS, price 7d., a Vain able ana Interesting WovTtf under the title oi nREAT ITJDUSTBIES OF GREAT J BRITAIN. FULLY ILLUSTRATED. *«* Pronpectuses of this Import an t Warlt or/! V reatJyat all Booksellers or will- bit free on application to the Pah!ishers, PETTER & QALPIN, Ludgate Hill, London. >f, •f Now ready, coloured boards, 3s. 6d. cloth, gilt k edges, 5s. t" Little Folks" Christmas Volume, Forming the MOST CHARMING GIFT-BOOX of the SEASON for children of all ages, containing nearly FIVE HUNDRED PICTURES and beautiful Cololkud FRONTISPIECE. The Volume also contains a complete Serial Story by W. H. G. KINGSTON,' entitled iHh. YUL .\(., BERRINGTONS, or the Boy Explorers and a complete Serial Story by one of the Authors of Poems written for .'A Child," entitled POOR NELLY. Cassell Petter Galpin, London; and Bo°ksc lets. THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPlETE DICTIONARY OF COOKERY EVER PRODUCED. Now ready, 1,280 pages, royal 8vo, cloth, 158. CASSELL'S DICTIONARY OP COOKESY. With numerous ENGRAVINGS and "U- i- page COLOURED PLATES. Containing about ininh OUSAND RECIPES. Cassell's Dictionary of Cookery' Is one of the most thorough and comprehensive works of the kind. To expatiate f'l' its abundant contents would demand pages rather than <' r: ragraphs."—The Times. One of the most handsome, practical, and comprehensive i Wiks of cookery."—Saturday Review. It seems to us that this book is absolutely what it claims to that is, the largest and most complete collection of the kind J produced in this country."—The Christian IVorld. < i Cassell Petter 6° Galpin, London and MBooksellers, CASSELL PETTEB & GALPIB'S COM > JlLETE CATALOGUE, containing a List 01 StVKRAL HUNDRED VOLUMES, ccnsistin? of BIBLES ana RELIGIOUS WORKS (including DR. Farbar'S LIFE op CHRIST," complete in Two Volumes), FINE ART VOLUMES, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, DICTIONARIES, EDUCATIONAL WORK.s HISTORY, Natus^ HISTORY, HOUSEHOLD <"«^Domestj« | TREATISES, HAND-BooKS««rf GUIDES, SCIBNCE, TRAVELS, V- &c., together tuith a Synopsis op their numerous ILLUSTRATED SERIAL PUBLICATIONS, sent post free c application to CASS2SI.X, PJETTjEK & GAX.Pl]q ^Ludgate Bill, hoft&on. (fiWNEIR pob math o ARGRAFFWAITH, am brisiau rhesyuiol, ac yn y modd destlusaf, yn ^yduia'r Observer, 11 Lôn Eben, Aberteifi. BOOT AND SHOE ESTABLISHMENT, 42, St. Mary Street, Cardigan. T=?.TT! A -nY-MADElBOOTS & SHOES. DANIEL DAVIES, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, BEGS to solicit an inspection of his Newly-received Stock of Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children's Ready-made "WI3STTEB BOOTS, in all the latest designs, from the most noted Manufacturers, the whol6 of which are marked at the Lowest Remunerative Prices. Gentlemen's Fishing and Shooting Boots. Ladies' Gloue Kid Button Boots. THE BESPOKE DEPARTMENT still continues to receive D. D.'s special attention, experienced workmen only being employed, and the best materials used. £ 2T REPAIRS NEATLY EXECUTED. ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 30 YEARS. HENRY DANIEL DAVIES, MANUFACTURER OF WOOLLEN CLOTHS, FLANNELS, BLANKETINGS, Welsh Plaids and Stripes, Hosiery and other Yarns, Priory Street, CARDIGAN. These Goods are manufactured from PURE Wools, and WARRANTED to be unadulterated with SHODDY, or any other INFERIOR Materials. ? The Hosiery Yarns are in^reat variety of Colours and Qualities, made up in different size Balls, convenient for Retail Dealers' ready sale. PATTERNS and WHOLESALE PRICES forwarded, Post Free, to Shopkeepers ONLY: PRINTING! PRINTING! IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, EXECUTED AT THE "CARDIGAN OBSERVER" <! GENERAL PRINTING & BOOKBINDING ESTABLISHMENT, 1, EBEIT'S LANE, C^IRIDIGkAJSr- JOHN C. ROBERTS WlLST returning thanks for the liberal support hitherto accorded him, solicits a VV continuance of the same. Printing of every description neatly and expeditiously executed, combined with moderate charges. Estimates given for every description of work, and prompt attention paid to orders forwarded by post. MEMORIAL OARDS In the Newest Designs, at moderate prices. Every description of POSTING BILLS executed on the shortest notice. ARGRAFFU A LLYFR-RWYMO. O" Gwneir pob math o waith Argraffu yn Swyddfa'r Cardigan Observer, 1, L6n Eben, Aberteifi. Po 914 gj 'HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT, Old Sores and Old Skin Diseases. The seeds of these disorders are effeetuaHy expelled by thia Penetrating TJngnent, not only from the superficial parts, but internal tissues likewise. Any case, even of twenty standing, speedily yields to its influence. A Certain Cure for Bronchitis, Diphtheria, Sore Throat, Asthma, &c. For coring sore throat, diphtheria, bronchitis, asthma, tight- ness of the chest, and pain in the side—which instant treatment •lone prevents degenerating into more serious maladies, thia Ointment has the same powers over chest complaints as a blister possesses,- without reusing pain or debility. Old asthmatic in- valids will dqpive marvellous ease from the qse of this Ointment which has brought round many such sufferers and re-established health after every other means had signally failed. Bad Legs, Bad Breasts, Old Sores, e and Ulcers. By rubbing the Ointment round the affeeted parts, It pene- trates to the tissues beneath, and exercises a wonderful power on all the blood flowing to, and returning from, the diseased part. The inflammation diminishes, the pain becomes less intolerable, the niatter thicker, and a cure is soon effected. In all long-standing cases, Holloway's Pills should also be taken, as they will thoroughly expel all depraved humours from the body. Gout, Rheumatism, Stiff Joints. Gout and Rheumatism arise from inflammation in the parts affected. To effect a permanent cure, adopt a cooling diet, drink plenty of water, take six of Holloway's Pills night and morning, and rub this Ointment most .effectually twice a-day into the suffering parts; when used simultaneously, they drive all inflam- mation and depression from the system, subdue and remove all enlargement of the joints, and leave the sinews and muscles la* and tmcontr acted. B°th the Ointment and Pills should be used in. the following complaints Bad Iegs Corns (Soft) l Scalds Bad Breasts Fistulas Sore Throats Burns Gout Skin Diseases Bunions Glandular Swellings Scurvy Chilblains Lumbago Sore Heads Chapped Hands. Piles Tumours Contracted and Stiff Rheumatism Uleera Joints Sore Kipples Wounds The Ointment and Pills are sold at Professor HOLLOWirs Establishment, 633, Oxford Street, London; also by nearly every respectable Vendor of Medicine throughout the Civilised World, in Pots and Boxes, at Is. l £ d.> > Us., 22s., and 338. each. The smallest Pot of Ointment contains one ounce; and the smallest Box of Pills four dozen. Full printed directions are affixed- to each Pot and Box, and can be had in any language, even in Turkish, Arabic, Armenian. Persian, or Chinese. XTAL8—*I IF you want PRINTING of any description done neatly, expeditiously, and reasonably go to the OBSERVER Office, No. 1, Eben's Lane,(op- osite the Black Lion Hotel), Cardigan. ALLAN LINE, Shortest Ocean Passage to MERICA, Halifax, Canadian, & United States Mail. Composed of Twenty First-class Steamers. Leaving LIVERPOOL, every THURSDAY, and LONDONDERRY every FRIDAY, for HALI- FAX, QUEBEC, PORTLAND, and BALTI- MORE. Threugh Tickets to BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, and to all points in CANADA, and the STATES. Low Fares and excellent Accomodation. Passengers who secure their Tickets before leaving home, are met at the Railway Station in Liverpool by an appointed Agent of the Company, who takes charge of them until they go on board the Steamer. The Canadian Government grants Assisted Passages by the '«Allan Line. "loed duffe- For Freight or Passage, apply to ALLAN BROTHERS & Co., Liverpool or London- derry; or to the Local Agent, J. C. Roberts, "Observer" Office. — ZR~— <— The Printing Trade. A wanted as an AP- XI PRENTICE to the above Trade. A good opportum y offered to learn the different branches thoroughly. Apply} Office of this Puper. GEORGE'S PILE AND GRAVEL PILLS. pah"in-I by severaz Phirsiciam and SwVeoms and UNlVJ:BULLY held W4 eskmpl tried Rernediea in vain, be assured there i. still a safe and speedy cure for you at a small cost by usinff QEORGE'S PILE AND GRAVEL the hAOt ir"^ ^ich are now recognised by all as being • GRAVUT "6 7et discovered for PILE AND In as we" as ,or tIle following pains, which, bvt^»= "n-lne Cases out of every Hundred, are caused OY these painful Maladies.— PAIN IN THE BACK, FLATULENCY,GRIPING, COLIO, 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 COMPLAINT8. ThoBsandi have been cured by theia Pilli, and many who had "•en ptonoonccd hopeleu hare be«n thoroughly restored to health by their use. Olill BOX WILL CONVINCE THE MOST SCEPTICAL 09 THEIR EFFICACY. In order to tuit all who may be suffering from ONE or BOTTC of thtle JløWlla, the Proprietor preparu this Vegetable Bemtif fit Vufollowtng Jormt:— No. I-GEORGE'S PILE & GRAVEL PILLS. No. 2-GEORGE'S GRAVEL PILLS. No. a-GEORGE'S PILLS FOR THE PILES. Important Testimonials from Doctors, Chemlttt, and Invalids, from all partt of the country, wiU be fonoardid to any addreit on receipt of a stamped emelopei Sold in Boxes, Is. lid. and as. 9d., by all respectable Chemists; by Post, Is. 4d. and 8s., in postage stamps. SVSRY BOX IS PROTECTED BT THE GOYSBOTCEXT BTAXP. NOTICE.—The title prÍJI AND GRAVEL PILLS" U Copyright, and entered at Nt<t<MH<r<' HaH. Proprietor, J. E. GEORGE, M.&.P.&, HIRWAIN,-GLAMORGANSHLRF- D. R. WILLIAMS, SCULPTOR, Marble Works, LLANELLY. Monuments, Tombs, Headstones, Crosses, Ac., executed in Oranite, MarU^ and Stone. Designs forwarded m application. MATHIAS' Boot and Shoe Warehouse, CARDIG-AN. ENTIRE NEW STOCK OF WINTER BOOTS! 10,000 Puirs of Boots to choose from. THIS Establishment is now replete with an entire JL New Stock of all kinds of Boots and Shoes, and will be foundequal to any Hqise in Wales. A very largs stock of Sumner and last year's Boots will be sold at a GREiT SACRIFICE, to make room for the new stock. Clumpei or Treble-soled Boots In,Gentemen's, Ladies\& Children's. Shooting, Hunting, aid Sea Boots.* Navvies' and Farmers' Vailed Boots. Leggings, Gtloshes, Ctrh Soles, &e. A la:g«|«wortmmt of SERYALSM TRUNKS. BENSON'S WATCHES. Vafcch and Clock Maker to the Queei and Royal Faiaily, and by special appomhnent to the Prino, Qf Wales a>d Emperor of Russia. Old Bond-street, and (Ste«x PaCtory)Ludgate-hlll, London. "DENSON S WATCHES of every description, suitable for all climates.from £ 2 t> 200 guineas. Chrono- graphs, Chronometers, Kejless, Lewrs, Presentation, Re- peaters, Railway Guards, Sd.diers, aid Workmen's Watches of extra strength. v DENSON'S ARTISTIC ENGLISH CLOCKS, B decorated with Wedgwood and>tier wares, designed to suit any style of architecture or furftiire; also, as novelties for presents. Made solely by Bensoi From Z5 5S. BENSON'S PAMPHLETS on TURRET -D CLOCKS, Watches, Clocks, Platamd Jewellery. illus- trated, sent post free each for 2 stamp Watches sent safe by post. Benson's new work, "Time anTime Tellers," 2ø.6d. DAVID ROGERS, Grocer, Tea and Cojee Dealer, AND CONFECTINER, 1, PRIORY STREET, &RDIGAN. Wedding Cakes prepared in rst-class style on the shortest notice, at moderate barges. REFRESHMENT IOOMS. IMPORTANT MEDIOA. WORKS. 122nd Thousand, Free by Post, in Eniope, Two Stamps. GUIDE TO HEALTH or, Advice anrfnstructions for the cure of Nervous Diseases. Gives Btructions and Ad- vice, the result of twenty-eight years' iecial practice, for cure of all diseases of the Nervous Systa, Nervous Debility, Mental and Physical Depression, Palpition of the Heart, Noises in the Head and Ears, Indecian, Impaired Sight and Memory, Indigestion, Loss of Enei-fr Pains in the Back, Constipation, Blushing, Hysteria, Timity, Self Distrust, Dizziness, Groundless Fears, Muscular elaxation, Loss of Sleep, Faulty Nutrition, Loss of Flesh, 'eakness, Pimples, Diffidence, <Stc., resulting from Loss of Jrve Power. Illus- trated with Cases and Testimonials, wittneans used in each case. Important Rules to be observed t Patients. Also by the same Autlr Seventeenth Thousai. Fifty-seven Engravings on Wood, postree for 7 stamps, PHYSICAL EDUCATION or The Peons Guide to Health On the culture of the healthful and beiiful in humanity. Fifty-seven Engravings. Subjects:—Physical Education, Laws oife, Ilowtorender weak muscles strong Gymnastics, Preintion of disease, Cure of disease, Air, Light, Skin, Diet, Jth, &c. Gives in- structions for developing and strengthenif the human body, How to regain lost health resulting from Is of nerve power, the efiect of overtaxed energies—Over-wor. City life, Worry, Brain toil, and Intemperance. How to sure long life, and avoid the infirmities of old age, &e. DR. HENRY SMIT:, No. 8, Burton Crescent, Ladon, w.c. MR. J. W. MBTLER, (For some years Assistant to the well-town Firm of Goode & Owen, Estate Agents & SurveyonjHaverfordwest BEGS and Sto oliicnitfoorrm s, &thc.e oLf aCnadrodwignaenr iwrCe laerngd yPmeemn,- brokeshire, that he has OPENED Estate Agency & Surueyin Offices AT No. 20, QUAY-STREET; JARDIGAN. Estates valued for Reletting, tale, Rating, and all other purposes; Dilapidaions valued, and Plans and Specifications of form Build- ings supplied; Surveying in dl is branches; Rents and Tithes collected; ?lais and Par- ticulars of Sale prepared, &c.,&c N.B.-These Offices have beeri renoved to the above address since September 19", 1876. J. R. D A N IE L, Cabinet Maker, Ufholsterer, PAPER HANGER House and Ornamental Painter, UNDERTAKER, 4c., 12, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIGAN. PIANOFORTES For Sale or Hire on the Three-Yq,rs System. ALMANAC Y MHOEpD A Llawlyfr o Wybodaeth tuddiol AM 1878, Yi ail ar ol blwyddyn Naid, a'r 42 o Jeyrnasiad y Frenhines Victoria. CYNWYSIAD. S Y Tywydd am bob dydd But i gadw hed[Wch yn'y t £ Calendar llawn I wybod pelldei taran Codiad a machludiad yr haul Pytatws rheweijg Codiaid a machludiad y lleuad Rhai o gynghoton Mr. Hum- Newidiadau, diffygiadau, oed phreys, Dyflyn y Lleuad Gwerthu y Gynfeeg Stampiau llythyrdy Siencyn Penhy^ a'r gwair Amryw Dablau defnyddiol 11^7?. Rhanu y caws Y ffordd i bawb gael digon o Dros 300 o Ddiarhebion arian Boxer, y ceffyl blaen Can Nadolig.. Pethau hynod, Modrwyau priodig Cynghorion buddiol Plant yn ™agu (\nedd Prynu pethau diangenrhaid, Diodydd rhadlon a myn'd i ddyled Weather-glass jdfrn tlawd. Cyfarwyddiadau i'r rhai sydd Dowch l gael pent am fod yn gyfoethog Gwneyd capiau. Vpoctol mam Cynghorion y meddyg Cyfreithiwr y tei% Dioaydd i gleifion Tabl gwartheg a loi Coginio pytatws Canu yn y teulu Gwneyd eich Ewyllys Cwsg yr adfeiyddg'oreu Y ddanodd Ú daDcdd I wneyd dillad yn tjnlosgadwy Y newyn du Whitewash da FFEIRIAU CYMRU A'R CYFFI^IAU. Wrexham: Cyhoeddedig gan Hughes Clnd Son; AC AR WERTH GAN Mrs. Williams, Bookseller, Aberteifi. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, in a Gentleman's family in JL Cardigan, a strong, active girl, as UNDER NURSE, age not over 20. Apply at Mrs. Wil- liams, Stationer, Cardigan. FOUND. A SETTER BITCH. If not claimed before the 12th of January, will be sold to defray expen- ses. Apply to John James, Bridge-End, Cardigan. FOR 'S-AXiE, 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; z, WANTED.—An experienced Man and Wife; 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. ,5s. REWARD. T OST, on Wednesday night, December 26th, JU 1877, on the Haverfordwest and Cardigan Road, supposed, to be between Eglwyswrw and Cardigan, a RAILWAY RUG, the property of Mr. James, Haverfordwest. Whoever will bring the same to Mr. Meyler, Surveyor, Cardigan, will receive the above reward. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CARDIGAN. Head Master: D. M. PALMER, B.A. THIS School win REASSEMBLE Monday, January 14th, 1878. YIi awr yn barod, 144 tudalen, Tris Swllt, "WEDRO SIA: SEF GWEITHIAU Barddonol a Rhyddiaethol y diw- kX eddar Mr. T. WEDROS EVANS, Ysgofieistr. 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. ~7i\ 7^ SOUTH WILES EISTEDDFOD TO BE HELD AT CAJRDIGhAJST, On Wednesday, June 12th, 1878, EOR 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 CedyrO?" (Welsh or English words) by D. Emlyn Evans f.30 0 0 (And a Silver Medal to the Leader.) For the best Ode (Awdl) on Civilization (Welsh), not under 600 lines £ 7 7 0 (And a Bardic Chair value e.3 3s.) For the best Historical Essay on Car- digan Castle (Welsh or English) f.5 5 0 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 HENRV F. DAVIES, ) 0 W. R. HARRIES, | Secretaries, Cardigan ESTABLISHED 1832. THOMAS WILLIAMS, LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPER, 7, BRIDGE ST., CARDIGAN. Funerals completely furnished on the shortes notice. SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISEMENTS. ADVERTISEMENTS are INSERTED in the CARDIGAN OBSERVER at the following rates :— CLASS L—Prospectuses of Public Companies, Parliamentary Addresses, Government Notices, &c., 6d. per Line per Insertion. CLASS II.—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 VL—BUSINESS ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted at very Moderate Rates when ordered for a Quarter or more.
WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE.—A special service was held at St. Mary's Church on New Year's Eve. The service was commenced about 11 p.m., after which an appropriate sermon was preacned by the Vicar from the 26th verse in the 4th chapter of the 2nd Book of Kings. The congregation was un- usually large. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions held on Monday last, before the Mayor and Mr. T. Davies, A.P.S. James, Cilgerran, charged Mr. E. Philipps, Treriffith, and Mr. Jacob Trollip, with using their carts without a name thefteon. Fined 6d. and costs in each case. On Tuesday, before the Mayor and Dr. Thomas, Elizabeth Williams, an inmate of the Workhouse, was charged with stealing 2 lbs. of sugar, I lb. of French plums, and some apples and oranges, from the shop of Mr. J. Mathias, grocer, Priory-street, on Wednesday last. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. CARDIFF EISTEDDFOD.—We are glad to an- nounce that Mr. D. Ladd Davies, a clerk in the employ of W. H. Cory, Esq., solicitor, Cardiff, and a native of this town, was successful in two com- petitions at this Eisteddfod, held on Christmas evening. The prize for the best English speech on "Woman's Rights" was awarded to him, the ad- judicator (Asaph Glan Dyfi) greatly eulogising the specch. The prize for an impromptu address was also divided between Mr. Davies and another. WE are very glad to find that Professor Parry University College of Wales, has obtained the degree of Doctor of Music at the Cambridge Uni- versity and that Mr. D. Jenkins (Trecastell), a pupil of the professor, has obtained the decree of Batchelor of Music, at the same University. CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.—These sessions were held in the Town Hall, Aberayron, on Tuesday last, under the presidency of Captain Jordan, Pigeonsford; in the absence, through, ill- ness of Mr. C. M. Griffith, Q.C. The Chief Con- stable reported that the number of prisoners sum- moned and apprehended during the past quarter amounted to 346, viz., 314 males and 32 females. There were no prisoners for trials, and it appears that there is only one ^prisoner from Cardiganshire to be tried at the ensuing winter assizes at Swansea. FUNERAL OF THE REV. DAVID DAVIES, TAN- YGROES.—On Wednesday, the 26th ult., the mor- tal remains of the Rev. David Davies, Calvinistic Methodist Minister, were interred at Penbryn Churchyard. The deceased had been ailing only few days, and was cut down in prime of life, hav- ing just attained Ms 50th year. The funeral service was held at Tanygroes Chapel, where the Rev. J. Jones, New Quay, introduced by reading a portion of scripture and offering prayer, after which the funeral sermon was preacned by the Rev. J. Jones, Penmorfa, who took for his text the 7th and 8th verses in the 2nd Epistle to Timothy. Short ad- dresses were afterwards delivered by the Revs. John Davies, Aberporth, and O. Thomas (Congre- gationalist), Benlah, and the service was brought to a close with prayer by the Rev. James Jones. The Vicar of Penbryn officiated in the Church and at the grave. A very large concoure of people had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Holloway's Pills and Ointment.—Rheumatism or Neuralgic Affections.—No diseases are more freqnent, painful, or difficult to cure than these. From their attack no tissue of the human body is exempt. These Pills go directly to the source of the evil, thrust out all impurities from the circula- tion, reduce distempered organs to their natural state, and correct all defective and contaminated secretions. Such easy means of instituting health, strength, and cheerfulness should be in the posses- sion of all whose stomachs are weak, whose minds are much harrassed, or whose braius are over- worked. Holloway's is essentially a blood-tempering medicine, whereby its influence, reaching the re- motest fibre of the frame, effects a universal good. IEUAN GWYLLT'S SCHOLARSHIP. On New Year's night, a very successful Concert was held at the Guild-hall. This entertainment was got up with the view of devoting the proceeds to augment the fund now being raised for the founding of a Ieuan Gwyllt Scholarship at the University College of Wales, at Aberystwyth. The singing on the whole was very good, and the pec- uniary result must, we think, have come up to the highest expectation. There was a full house, and the audience was appreciative and very orderly. Mr. Thomas Davies, Bank House, took the chair at 7.30 o'clock, and made some very pertinent re- marks by way of introduction to the programme. We append a minute account of the performances: Wylwn, wylwn" (a Requiem) by the Choir, with much spirit and effect; Pianoforte duet, "Sailor's Chorus," Misses Nicholas and Jones; the execution of this difficult duet was admirable; song "Killarney," by Miss A. Williams of the U. C. W., in grand style; Choral march "Come Merry Comrades," Messrs. Jenkins and party, in capital spirit and style song" Excelsior," Mr. R. P. Mitchell, which was very fairly sung; trio "0 Memory," Misses A. Williams, C. Lewis, and Mr. E. C. Evans. This trio was very well sung. Song "Y Gardotes Fach," Mr. D. Davies, in good voice; chorus Y Llu Nefol," by the Choir, in a very creditable manner; song "The Old Sexton," Mr. H. R. Daniel, who excelled himself this time; duet Y Ddau Forwr," Messrs. Evans & Thomas, in capital style; comic The Same Old Game," Mr. D. S. Jones, who fully sustained his reputa- tion. Part Second—quartet "Canu mae'r Eos," Messrs. W. Davies, J. Williams, E. C. Evans, and j O. Thomas. The rendering of this piece was VERY imperfect. Solo Thou art so near and yet so far," Miss Lewis, very well rendered; chorus Concwest Calfaria," by the Choir, with much fire and power; song Gweddi Wraig y Morwr," Miss A. Williams, U. C. W. This was the gem of the concert. Duet "Albion on thy fertile plains," Messrs. Davies & Daniel, which was much ap- plauded duet What are the wild waves saying," Misses Evans and Lewis, in a very tasty manner; song The Hunter," Mr. Jenkins, who is a capital vocalist; song "The Lost Chord," Miss A. Wil- liams, U.C.W. This was loudly encored, and the chairman in this instance allowed a deviation from the rule laid down at the commencement, so that Miss Williams responded with another song The Merry Maid of Arcade." Chorus "Chough and Crow," Misses A. William. C. Lewis, Mr. H. R Daniel and Choir. This took very well. It was the best choral performance of the evening. In addition to the above friendly comments, we would add that several of the singers were loudly encored, but adhered to the rule, so that there were no re- sponses. The singing of Miss Williams was deserv- vedly admired. Her voice is a rich mellow contralto, and we venture to predict for her a brilliant future. She threw intense feeling into her songs, and quite captivated the audience, more especially perhaps in her splendid rendering of the new Welsn song, Gweddi gwraig y Motwr." We hope this visit is not her last to us; as a vocalist she has undoubt- edly won golden opinions from all her auditors, who have any amount of knowledge of the" celes- tial art." ».».» CARDIGAN TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Thursday, the 29th ult., at the Chamber, the Mayor in the chair. Members present-Alderman Edwards, Councillors L. James, S. Davies, W. Woodward, W. W. Smith, L. Evans, O. P. Davies, Dr. Phil- lips, and Rev. W. Jones. On the motion of Mr. Woodward it was resolved that a committee, composed of the Mayor, Messrs. J. Lewis, L Evans, and W. Woodward, be ap- pointed to rearrange the Corn Market for the con- venience of the public, and to close the Lower Market. The water scheme having been discussed, during which Mr. Woodward signified his intention of withdrawing entirely from it because the Council had no confidence in him, on the motion of Mr. S. Davies it was resolved that the scheme be submit- ted to the consideration of a committee, composed of the following gentlemen—Messrs. L. James, W. W. Smith, Asa J. Evans, J. Lewis, and L. Evans, Mr. Woodward to be present to give any explan- ation required. The Mayor read a letter from Mr. George, sur- veyor of county roads, advising the Corporation to divert the surface water, which has proved of late so damaging to property at Bridge-End, into the meadow by the tar nouse. The surveyor estimated the work at £3 5s. Alderman Davies and Dr. Phillips were reqested to call upon Mr. D. G. Da- vies, and ask his .permission to divert the said water into his meadow. Cheques were ordered to be drawn in favour of the freemen. Mr. Woodward gave notice that he would, at the next meeting, call attention to the present state of the slaughterhouse. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of this committee was HRFTL on Saturday, the 29th ult., attheSlure-halL-Mr. R. D. Jenkins in the chair. The following mem- bers were also present—Messrs. W. Buck/ Rees, W. George, T. H. Brenchley, and Rev. I. Hughes Jones. RETURN OF CHILBMSN. The return of children of school age in each pa- rish was read, which was as follows :—MoyIgrove, 116, irregular attendance by 24 Blaenporth, 105, no information as to attendance Llandugwydd, 186, 107 of which attended the parish school, 17 at Blaenporth, 32 at" Trewen, and 20 at Cenarth, only 4 being reported as not attending a school; the return of Dinas was ordered to be returned for amendment, as it contained all children in the parish; Manerdivy, 90 children, with every neces- sary information; Aberporth return was deficient in particulars, and was returned. Mr. B. Rees, as one of the managers of St. Dog- mells British School^ applied for a certificate book, as children, in future could, not be admitted to a 'fl..