NEW VOLUMES JUST COMMENCED T OF THE THREE MAGAZINES FOR 1878. 1.—" The Quiver," for Sunday Reading RTHE QTJIVER For JANUARY, price 6d., CONTAINING— t. The Resting-Places of our Saviour, and the Scenes of His Seclusion. By the Rev. Prebendary CHADWICK, B.D. 2. Scripture Lessons for School and Home. By the Rev. J. W. GEDGE, M.A. Jpharlie's Revenge. By RUTH MITCHELL. J T The Quiver Bible Class. 5" -^ast "Words of the Books of Q-od. By the C 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. o — George's Chapel Royal, Windsor. • -Early Pilgrims.—By the Rev. T. M. MORRIS. 9- How to Work. A Short Story. :to. Tiie Parables of the Old Testament. By the Rev. Canon BARRY, D.D. tr.. Out-of-the-Way Papers. Nervine Tonics. By the Rev. ARTHUR BROWN: J2, A Motto for Life. A Tale for the New Year. 3* "Accept, my God." New Hymn Tune, by Prof. MACFARREN, Mus.D.. 4- Good Work at Home and Abroad. S. Unknown. By W. POOLE BALFERN. :1:6. A Christmas Carol. By JULIA GODDARD. A Life. A Poem. • In Coelo Quies Est." By the Rev. J. H. DAVIES, B.A. 9- The Recruit. By the Rev. G. S. OUTRAM. r°* Granny. A Poem. By J. G. WATTS. ^r- In the Rough. By G. WEATHERLY. 1877—1878. By JANE C. SIMPSON. 3- The Peace of the Night. A Poem. r4- The Church Spire. By SARAH DOUDNEY. BLORE THAW CONQUEROR. Serial Story. By F. M. F. SKENE. A CHRONICL1U OP BARHAM. Seriat Story. By E. OWENS BLACKBURNE. "THE QUIVER is widely known as one ot the very best of Magazines. We have often com- mended it as ably edited and attractive. The Objects are well varied the illustrations are many good. The devotional or expository papers are thoroughly scriptural."—Record. 2.—CasselTs Family Magazine. Cassell's Family Magazine For JANUARY, price 7d., CONTAINING— Embroidered House and Table Linen. *• The Nursing of the London Poor. Hands and Feet: their Care and Comfort. 4* Juris. Song, with MUSIC. §• The Average Servant. • A Tin of sardines. 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BOOT AND SHOE ESTABLISHMENT, 42, St. Mary Street, Cardigan. BBADT-MAD!E~BOOTS <5c SHOES. DANIEL DAVIES, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, BEGS to solicit an inspection of his Newly-received Stock of Ladies, Gentlemen, and D Children's Ready-made "WXISTTEE, BOOTS, i' n all the latest designs, from the most noted Manufacturers, the whole of which are marked at the Lowest Remunerative Prices. Gentlemen's Fishing and Shooting Boots. Ladies' Glove 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. REPAIRS NEATLY EXECUTED. ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 30 YEARS. HENRY DANIEL DAVIES, MANUFACTURER OF "W~OOXJXJZEUST 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 great 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, I 1, EBEN'S T. A T-yTTH J n A-!K.T")TCt- A 1ST JOHN C. ROBERTS "TTTILST r eturning thanks for the liberal support hitherto accorded him, solicits a W 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 CARDS In the Newest Designs, at moderate prices. Every description of POSTING BILLS executed on the shortest notice. ARGRAFFU A LLYFR-RWYMO. Ø" Gwneir pob math o waith Argraffu yn Swyddfa'r Cardigan Observer, 1, L6n Eben, Aberteifi. m -====- A..II Impurity of the Blood. 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Tboanuidi hav* baen enrad by theie Pill», and many who had b—n prononnead hopaleaa hava bean thoroughly reitored health by their use. 0NB BOX WILIi CONVINCE THE MOST SCEPTIfiAT n> THEIR EFFICACY. In order to ntit alt who may be ntffering from ONE or BOUF at (Aim MaladLitt, the Proprietor preparei tkii Vegetable Kernedk £ the following forms^ No. I-GEORGE'S PILE & GRAVEL PILLS No. 2-GEORGE'S GRAVEL PILLS No. 3-GEORGE'S PILLS FOR THE PILES. Important TeitimoniaU from Doctors, Chemists and Invalid*, from all partl of the country, will be forwarded to any addre.. on receipt of a itamped envelope. Sold in Boxes, Is. l}d. and 2s. 9d., by all respectable Chemists; by Post, Is. 4d. and 3s., in postage stamps. XVZXT BOX 18 PROTECTED BY THB GOVERNMENT STAHP. NOTIcE-The title II PILB AND GRAVEL PILLS" « Copyright, and entered at Stationers' Hall. Proprietor, J. E. GEORGE, M.R.P.S.. HIRWAIN, GLAMORGANSHIRE. L¡ D. R. WILLIAMS, SCTJIJPTOR, Marble Works, LLANELLY. Monuments, Tombs, Headstones, Crosses, &c., executed in Granite, Marble, and Stone. Designs forwarded on application. ) MATHIAS' Boot and Shoe Warehouse, CARDIGAN. ENTIRE NEW STOCK OF WINTER BOOTS! 10,000 Pairs of Boots to choose from. THIS Establishment is now replete with an entire n Stock of all kinds of Boots and Shoes, and wiu 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. Clumped or Treble-soled Boots In Gentlemen's, Ladies', & Children's. Shooting, Hunting, and Sea Boots. Ncivvies' and Farmers' Nailed Boots. Leggings, Goloshes, Cork Soles, &0. A large assortment of SERVANTS' TRUNKS. BeNS°N'S WATCHES. Watch and Clock ftDTioint™ h Queen and Roya' Family, and by special AM i j the Prince of Wales and Emperor of Russia nd-street, aQd (Steam Factory) Ludgate-hill, London. BENSON'S WATCHES of every description, trrimfc1 O for climatea» from £ 2 to 200 guineas. Chrono- Chronometers, Keyless, Levers, Presentation, Re- Railway Guards, Soldiers, and Workmen's Watches or extra strength. gENSON'S ARTISTIC ENGLISH CLOCKS, suit with Wedgwood and other wares, designed to ,yle of Architecture or furniture also, as novelties presents. Made solely by Benson. From £ 5 5s. BISON'S PAMPHLETS on TURRET B 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. G1Trmi?rilOUSa,ld' Free Post> in Envelope, Two Stamps. TO HEALTH or, Advice and Instructions for the .Hon Nervous Diseases. Gives Instructions and Ad- pure'of aiu" of twenty-eight years' special practice, for nffntal ™,eases °* the Nervous System, Nervous Debility, NoSS, h??ic^ Depression' ^Pitation of the Hearth and MeuiA^ r j ?nd Ears' decision, Impaired Sight ronstinaH^' oss of Enei«y. Pains in the Back, nizzinwa o; B1ushlng, Hysteria, Timidity, Self Distrust. mwo ro"nf1?ss Fears, Muscular Relaxation, Loss of nfffiden™ Nutritlon> Loss of Flesh, Weakness, Pimples, resulting from Loss of Nerve Power. IUus- Imb Trm™S?'Se? Testimonials, with means used in each cas important Rules to be observed by Patients. Also by the same Author Seventeenth Thousand. Fifty-seven Engravings on Wood, post free for 7 stamps, Pnn EDUCATION or The People's Guide to Health ■Z ~~e culture of the healthful and beautiful in humanity, pjity-seven Engravings. SubJects :-Physical Education, Laws of life, How to render H?cles strong, Gymnastics, Prevention of disease, 9U^.+i^L iease> Air- Light, Skin, Diet, Bath, &c. Gives in- t*8 f °.r developing and strengthening the human body, t offo re^.ain lost health resulting from loss of nerve power, irit. +v?i overtaxed energies—Over-work, City life, Worry, v? »? and Intemperance. How to secure long life, and avoid the infirmities of old age, Ac. DR. HENRY SMITH, No. 8, Burton Crescent, London, w.c. 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. Yn awr yn barod, pris Swllt, HYNODION HEN BREGETHWYR CYMRU, Gydag Hanesion difyrus am danynt Cyflawnir y gwaith mewn Tair Rhan. Rhoddir Gwyneb-ddalen a Chynwysiad -cyflawn gyda Rhan..3. Yn awr yn barod, mewn Llian, pris 2s. 6c., COFIANT Y PAppnpnm JOHN JONES, B/aerianerch, GAN Y PARCH. JOHN DAVIES, BLAENANERCH. Y Caniedydd Americanaidd: Y 4 Rhan mewn Llian, pris Is.; yn Rhanau, 2c. 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 rates CLASS I.—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 VI.—BUSINESS ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted at very Moderate Rates when ordered for a Quarter or more. MILK! MILK! MR. W. I. THOMAS, of Swiss Cottage Dairy, London, who has lately taken Noyaddwillim Farm, has made arrangements to send into Cardigan, every morning and evening, at the resi- dence of all who may require it, any quantity of PURE FRESH MILK. Early orders are solicited to be sent to Noyaddwillim. or to No. 15, High Street, Cardigan, at which latter place a constant supply may be had at all times during the day, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays only ex- cepted. Noyaddwillim, Jan. 31st, 1878. 7l\ SOUTH WALES EISTEDDFOD TO BE HELD AT CAEDIGIAN, 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. CHIEF COMPETITIONS. To the Choir not under 70 in number, or over 100, who will best render Pa fodd y cwympodd y Cedyrn?" (Welsh or English words) by D. Emlyn Evans JE30 0 0 (And a Silver Medal to the Leader.) For the best Ode (Awdl) on Civilization (Welsh), not under 500 lines. £7 7 0 (And a Bardic Chair value f3 3s.) For the best Historical Essay on Car- digan Castle (Welsh or English) £5 5 0 Together with 30 other Competitions in Poetry, Prose, Mvsic, 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. 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. ESTABLISHED 1832. THOMAS WILLIAMS, LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPER, 7, BRIDGE ST., CARDIGAN. Funerals completely furnished on the shortes notice. Yn awr yn barod, 144 tudalen, Pris Swllt, WEDKO SI A: 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.
BURIAL BOARD.-An ordinary meeting of this Board was held at the Council Chamber, .on Tues- day last. Present-Messrs. J. Lewis, S. Davies, and O. P. Davies. In the absence of the chairman Mr. Lewis was elected to preside. On the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr. Stephen Davies, it was resolved that a cheque be issued to Mr. Joseph Rees for the sum of £3 18s. for the seal of the Board. The meeting was adjourned for a week. THE LATE F^RE AT GELLYGATY FARM.—We are pleased to announce that Mr. Lewis, Brecon Old Bank, Cardigan, the local agent of the Alli- ance Life and tire Assurance Society, has just received a cheque for £ 1140 18s. in payment of Mr. S. Owens's claim under a policy ot insurance against fire. MARRIAGE OF Miss LEWIS.-As will be seen in another column, tin marriage of Dr. Henry Clarke, of Wakefield, Yorskshire, to Miss Louisa Lewis, second daughter of Mr. W. T. Lewis, Priory-street, took place at St. Mary's Church, on Wednesday morning last. By the time for the departure of the wedding party to Church, a large crowd had gathered along Priory-street, and the marriage ceremony in the Church was witnessed by a large number The bells of St. Mary's Church also rang during the day in honour of the event. FOOTBALL.—CARDIGAN V. NEWCASTLE.-This match was played on the Netpool ground, on Wed- nesday, the 30th ult. The first goal was kicked by Mr. J. M. Jones in favour of the home team but before half time was called, the Emlynians had also succeeded in obtaining one goal. During the second half of the game, each side again obtained one goal, so that the match resulted in a drawn game. The Sheffield Association Rules were played on the occasion, as much foolish prejudice is shewn at Newcastle against the adoption of the Rugby Union. THE S.S. SEA FLOWER.—An ordinary general meeting of the Cardigan Commercial Steam Navi- fation Company was held at the Guild-hall, on londay last, when the Directors submitted a re- Eort of the working of the Company up to Decem- er 31st, 1877, and a dividend at the rate of 15 per cent, per annum was declared. Four of the Di- rectors retired by rotation, viz., Messrs. R. Edgar Rees, B. Evans, G. Davies, and Capt. Gillespie. The following gentlemen were elected to fill the vacancies :—Mr. R. E. Rees, 67 votes; Capt. H. Davies, 63 votes; Mr. D. O. Jones, 50 votes; and Mr. John Esau, 48 votes. MONTHLY MEETING.—The monthly meetings of the Calvinistic Methodists of the lower division of Cardiganshire was held at Aberporth, on Tues- day and Wednesday last. At 10 o'clock the first day, a general committee was held, when the busi- ness pertaining to the district was transacted, and at 2 p.m., the usual conference of ministers and delegates. The public services were commenced at 6 o'clock, when two excellent sermons were preached by the Revs. D. Williams, Lampeter, and D. Saunders, Swansea. On Thursday, at 10 a. m., sermons were delivered by the Revs. J. Evans, Abermeurig, and D. Saunders, Swansea; at 2 p. m., by the Revs. E. Morris, Aberayron, and D. Lewis. Llanstephan; and at 6 p.m., by the Revs. David Lewis and D. Saunders. The sermons throughout were very impressive, and the attendance good. CONCERT.—A conert was held at Penybryn Baptist Chapel, on W ednesday evening last, presi- ded over by the Rev. T. Phillips, Verwig, and conducted by the Rev. W. O. Evans, Cilgerran. The following choirs took part:—Penybryn, Pen- uel and Capel y Babell, Cilgcrran, Greenfield- square, Cardigan, and Glanrliyd, together with Miss Anne Lloyd and Mr. G. Biddyr, St. Dog- mells. Miss Evangeline Evans, Penralltcadogan, presided at the harmonium. During the concert addresses were delivered by the Revs. Seth Jones, St. Dogmells, G. H. Griffiths, Newcastle Emlyn, and J. P. Davies, Ebenezer. There was a large audience, and the proceeds were towards liquidat- ing the debt.on Salem Baptist chapel, Briton Ferry, which church is now under the pastoral care of the Rev. J. Jones (Mathetes.) PONTRESELLY PETTY SESSIONS.—These ses- sions were held at the Nag's Head Inn, Pontreselly, on Tuesday last, before Colonel Lewis (chairman), and J. F. Jones Lloyd, Esq. The following cases were heard :—John Morris, Clyncoch, Llanfirnach, mason, charged William Thomas, late of Henfedd- au, Clydey, tailor, with an assault at Henfeddau, on the 24th January last. Case dismissed. Same charged Jonah Thomas, Brynmeini, Llanfir- nach, farmer, with a similar offence, committed at the same time and place. Case dismissed. Same charged Henry Thomas, Mountain Hall, Llanfir- nach, farmer, and James Thomas, Carmarthen, tailor, with a similar offence committed at the same time and place. Both cases were also dis- missed.-Mary Morris, Clyncoch, Llanfirnach, charged the above Henry Thomas, with a similar offence, at the same time and place. Case with- drawn. James Thomas, Carmarthen, tailor, charged the above John Morris, Clyncoch, Llanfir- nach, with feloniously stealing one door key, from the Llancych Arms, Henfeddau, the property of complainant. Case withdrawn. CARDIGAN SCHOOL BOARD. An ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Monday last, at the Council Chamber, when there were present Dr. Thomas (chairman), Messrs. T. Davies, R. D. Jenkins, Asa J. Evans, and O. P. Davies. RESIGNATION OF MISS LLOYD. The Clerk was requested to see Miss Lloyd, the mistress, and endeavour to prevail upon her to withdraw her resignation until the next examina- tion is over, as a change at present would cause a great loss and inconvenience to the school. We understand that Miss Lloyd has kindly con- sented to withdraw her resignation. A very fine toned bell for the use of the schools, supplied by Mr. William James, ironmonger, was announced ready to be put up on Thursday. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Workhouse, on Wednesday last. Pres- ent Messrs. J. Lewis (in the chair), B. Rees, T. Llewellyn, John Evans, and Rev. D. George. NOTICE OF MOTION. The following notice of motion by Mr. W. O. Brigstocke was laid before the Board, and it was decided that it should be entered in the minute book :— That the Clerk be directed to make a return, shewing the cost per head for the maintenance of each pauper within the Cardigan Union, as well as those within the Unions of Aberayron, Aberyst- wyth, Carmarthen, Llandilo-fawr, Haverfordwest, Narberth, and Pembroke; and that the figures given in Mr. Bircham's return, both as regards number of paupers and amount of relief, be taken as bases of calculation." ARCHIBOLD'S POOR LAW. On the motion of Mr. B. Rees, seconded by the Rev. D. George, it was resolved—" That Archi- bold's Poor Law be ordered for the use of this Board." RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. The monthly meeting of this Authority was held at the Shire-hall, in this town, on Saturday last. Present-Messrs. J. T. W. James (chair- man), T. H. Brenchley, Col. Lewis, Capt. Gower, W. Mathias, T. Davies, Asa J. Evans, B. Rees, T. Jones, T. Llewellyn, O. Thomas, L. Davies, J. Evans, Capt. Minister, Wm. George, and Evan Philipps. A QUESTION TO DECIDE. A communication from the Local Government Board was read by the Chairman, containing an extract from a letter sent by Mr. C. M. Griffith, Llwyndyrys, to that board in reference to the con- dition of the Tivy and the adjoining lands during floods. Mr. Griffith stated that the bed of the river had risen and the width narrowed by the debries from the Quarries carried into it by the floods. During heavy floods the land was sub- merged, and Llechryd budge and the roads ren- dered impassable. Capt. Codrington had surveyed the river, and reported that the bed of the river in some places had risen six inches since last Oc- tober. The river had, at one time, been navigable, but had ceased to be so owing to the debries com- plained of, and must come under the 20th section of the River Pollution Act. The Clerk said that he had replied to the letter in question, and informed the Local Government Board that he could not advise the Authority to do anything contrary to the resolution passed at the last meeting. A reply from the Local Government Board, dat- ed January 19th, was read, which stated that if the Tivy was a tidal river as far as Cilgerran Quar- ries, it would be competent to bring it under the River Pollution Act by an order made under Sec- tion 20th, after which it would be considered as a stream. Capt. Gower contended that it was not a tidal river up to Cilgerran, that Mr. Codrington had failed to observe a rising of the tide there. Mr. Asa J. Evans said that if refuse had been thrown into a river so as to prevent the flow, it did not follow that it ceased to be tidal. Mr. Brenchley I saw Mr. Codrington at Aber- ayron, and he told me that the decision come to by this Authority was quite right, as it had no juris- diction in the matter. Mr. Asa J. Evans The object is to bring it un- der our jurisdiction by an order in the Guzette, and that means a great outlay. The complaint does not rest on sanitary point. Chairman: This is a very old complaint. I re- collect some 30 years ago seeing the whole country about Llechryd, together with the bridge, under water. Had seen marks of the water as high as four feet on the wall of a house at Llechryd. Mr. Brenchley: I recollect seeing Mrs. Lloyd of Coedmore in 1842 or 1843 riding over the Llechryd Bridge when the water was over the parapet. Mr. Asa J. Evans We have no jurisdiction in the matter. The Town Council has been consti- tuted the Port Authority, and its jurisdiction ex- tend over the tidal waters. The river cannot be brought under our jurisdiction without an order, and we must contend against that being done, as it will incur great expense to the ratepayers. Be- sides, Mr. Griffith's statement is incorrect. It has been clearly proved in the Queen's Bench that the obstruction complained of had existed for a very long period. The vital question is this—Are we going to take it up on sanitary ground ? I say No. In order to clear up the mist that seems to hang about th<f question, I beg to submit the fol- lowing for your consideration and adoption:- "That this Authority, while deploring the con- dition of the river Tivy as affected by the immense quantities of quarry refuse thrown into it during many past generations, principally from the Car- diganshire or northern side, beg to submit for the consideration of the Local Government Board the following points or queries :-(I.) Whether or not the tidal part of the river is not already subject to the jurisdiction of the Port Sanitary Authority by virtue of the Order, dated the 15th day of Septem- ber last, and properly so, as far as sanitary objects are concerned, by reason of the continual passage of barges carrying the produce of the Cilgerran Quarries, either to sailing vessels moored, or b cts wharfs, within the Borough. (2.) Sanitary objects clearly not being the primaiy incentives of the present action, and, in fact, so remote, that it might be proper for the Board to consider whether or not, in the terms of the 20th Section of the River Pollution Act, that Section even impliedly fives power to make an Order, so as to impose on this Authority and their officers increased and on- erous duties, and probably much expense, but for objects foreign to their understood functions. The Board will notice that sanitary grounds are not at all alluded to in the statement of Mr. Marshall Griffith." Mr. Brenchley: I entirely agree with Mr. Evans* suggestion. ,) i i Capt. Gower contended that it was a sanitary question, as it affected many houses at LlechrycL The bargemen could prove that the bed of the river had risen lately. Several other members having expressed their opinions on the matter, 0 Chairman: As the matter stands at present, it evidently does not belong to us. Equitably, my opinion is that the parties who had the Quarries- those who made large profits out of them, or the gentlemen who have them in their possession now -ought to go into the expense of clearing the river, and not shouldering the burden upon the ratepayers of the various parishes. The taxes are heavy enough already. I Capt. Gower: They are dead. Chairman: Their heirs then. After some further discussion, Mr. Asa J. Evans resolution, seconded by Mr. B. Rees, was put to the meeting and adopted. UNITED PARISHES PLOUGHING MATCH. On Thursday, the 31st ult., the annual plough- ing match for the united parishes of Eglwyswrw, Meline, Llantood, Whitechurch, and Llanfair- ) Nantgwyn came off this year at Frochest, Eglwys- wrw, with the following result. In the double-furrow class, four competed, the first prize (25s.) being awarded to W. Richards, Pantyderi 2nd (17s. 6d.) T. Rees, Tregaman 3rd (12s. 6d.) Rowland Watkins, Cwmeog. In the Champion Class, the prizes were awarded as follows:-Ist (20s.) Dan Davies, Penpedwast; 2nd (7s. 6d.) J. Williams, Pantyderi; 3rd (2s. 6d.) J. Davies, Pontyficer. In the general class the first prize was awarded to D. Griffiths, Parkmeirig (20s.); 2nd (17s. 6d.) W. Selby, Penpedwast; 3rd (15s.) T. Davies, Gawse; 4th (12s. 6d.) E. Davies, Spite; 5th (10s.) W. Thomas, Tyddynpistyll; 6th (7s. 6d.) Daniel Edwards, Trewilym; 7th (5s.) J. Thomas, Tre- wilym 8th (2s. 6d.) John Daniel, Panteg. In the junior class, the first prize was awarded to Evan Watts, Treclvn (20s.) 2nd (15s.) Thomas Davies, Penlan 3rd (10s.) J. Williams, Pencnwc. The stewards were-Messrs. J. Evans, Nant- gwyn; W. Evans, Palle J. P. George, Rhydgarn- wen; J. Hughes, Penybenglog O. Thomas, Clyn- meredith; Caleb Morris, Berllan; John Morris, Tyllwyd; T. Colby, Pantyderi; and W. Evans, Tyllwyd; T. Colby, Pantyderi; and W. Evans, Nantyrhelygen, who discharged their duties to per- fection, as did also the indefatigable Secretary, Mr. W. Thomas, Croesyforwyn, and the treasurer, Mr. Caleb John, Eglwyswrw. The Judges were Messrs. J. Evans, Tyhen; Griffith Griffiths, Pantygroes George Llewellyn, Esgyrn; and Eli Davies, Bryncws, whose decisions gave entire satisfaction. The weather being fine there was a large attendance of spectators on the ground. The proceedings being over, an excellent dinner was partaken of by a good number of the company, at the Plough Inn, Eglwyswrw, provided at the expense of Mr. G. Mathias, Frochest. Dinner over, Mr. T. Colby, Pantyderi, was voted to the chair, who in his remarks dwelt at some length upon farming, and the present improved imple- ments, and concluded by saying that he hoped to see the present mode of tilling, &c. supplanted by steam power. A very enjoyable evening was after- wards spent.
We do not deem ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by owr Correspondents. THE EISTEDDFOD. To the Editor of the Cardigan OBSERVER. DEAR SIR,-Under this heading, t find a letter in the Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser, of the 1st inst., together with supplementary remarks by the Editor, descanting upon the musical movement re- cently started in Cardigan, with a view of training choirs for competition at the forthcoming Eistedd- fod, and finding certain insinuations therein likely to mislead the public, I feel it my duty as one of the committee of Choir No. 2," as it is styled in the paper referred to, to publish this letter in order that the public might judge whether it is "hatred, enmity, and strife," as the letter referred to so elo- quently and poetically insinuates, or justice has been the incentive to the formation of what is now called the Tivy-Side Choir. In the first place, I will, with your permission give a detailed account of how and under what circumstances the Tivy- Side Choir had its formation. Certain of the con- ductors of the singing in the various places of wor- ship in the town, in fact, all the Nonconformist leaders having been ignored when Choir No. 1" was formed, and seeing that it was called "The Cardigan United Choir felt it their duty to pro- test against this arrogant assertion of the leaders of that Choir-leaders, by-the-bye, who know no more of the elements of music than they do of the geography of the moon. I refer to those who may be better able to measure a yard of calico than to" offer. an opinion on the minutiae of musical classes. In all cases when forming an united choir, the proper course is to invite the recognised con- ductors of the singing in every place of worship in the town to a committee convened for that purpose. Has this been done by the originators of Choir No. 1 ? I don't hesitate to assert that it has not; and it is this, and not any denominational difference, has been the sole reason for the formation of the Tivy-Side Choir. Again, Sir, in the supplemen- tary remarks by the Editor of the paper referred to, we find him make the following assertion :— That the aim of the Eisteddfod Committee has been to exclude anything of the sort," viz., the musical discord complained of in the said letter. All I can say is that one of the Committee, being also a member of Choir No 1, has done his utmost to defeat this most laudable aim of the Committee by having (inter alia) indirectly sent to the con- ductor of the Tivy-Side Choir that he would only have the scum of the town." Is this the way to carry out the aim of the Committeee, and to pro- mote the interests of the Eisteddfod? Italsoappears to me that the Editor himself is certainly out of his place (being as he is one of the Secretaries of the Eisteddfod), in promoting the interests of one choir and disparaging the other. Why does he at- tend the practices of Choir No 1 ? Surely a Sec- retary of an Eisteddfod Committee should be im- partial in all his dealings. Hoping that these few remarks will wipe away the dust which has been so cleverly attempted to be cast into the eyes of the public on the matter, I remain, Dear Sir, Yours truly, 8T. A Committee-man. DISTRESS IN TREFFOREST AND PONT- YPRIDD. DEAR SIR,- Will you kindly allow me to appeal to the kind and wealthy readers of the Observer, on behalf of the distressed families in the neigh- bourhood of Trefforest and Pontypridd. The Relief Committee has been for the last five weeks distributing bread and soup to upwards of 1,200 persons daily, and the number is rapidly in- creasing. The utmost care is taken to ensure that none, but those who are actually suffering from want are helped, while every effort is made to show them that this help is given as from neighbour to neighbour, so as not to sap that independency of spirit which should be the pride of every man. At the urgent request of gentlemen in this neighbour- hood, the sphere of the committee's work has been extended so as to embrace the suffering population of the lower part of the Rhondda Valley, who were otherwise unprovided for. This extension at once added about 50 families to the number relieved, which largely increased the committee's outlay. But they have willingly stepped forward, in the full assurance that their efforts will not be left un- supported. They therefore urgently appeal for further help, at the same time feeling most grate- ful for what they have already received. In addi- tion to the liberal subscriptions received, most use- ful and valuable gifts have been sent by various donors, of beef, bacon, hams, peas, &c., together with articles of clothing, which were in many cases needed almost as food itself. But after all that has been sent in, 'it can be asked—"What are they among so many ? If any of the readers of these lines should feel inclined to contribute towards the relief of these distressed "families, the least contribution will be thankfully received and acknowledged by me. Address Rev. Hugh Harries, Trefforest, February 6th, 1&78. Pontypridd.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. GRIFFITHS.-On the 4th inst., at Cilgerran, the j- tP ^eV- J- Griffiths, Calvinistic Metho- dist Minister, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. CLARKE—LEWIS.—On the 6th inst., at St. Mary's Church, in this town, by the Rev. W. C. Davies, vicar, assisted by the Rev. D. Richards, curate, Dr. Henry Clarke, Wakefield, Yorkshire, eldest son of D. Clarke, 38, Wrighton Road, Anerley, Surrey, to Louisa, second daughter of W. T. Lewis, Priory-street, Cardigan.
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