Cambrian and Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railways. DOWN TRAINS. WEEK DAYS. SUM DAYS. 1 2 aT 4 5 6 7 1 2 LONDON (.Pad. Station )..dep 6 0 9 30 12 0 a. m. Oxford 8 30 11 15 I 40 g Birmingham (Snow Hill Station)' 6 15 10 55 1 0 3 40 7 10 Wolverhampton (Low L.Station)| 7 2 11 35 1 27 4 18 8 0 Wellington 7 52 12 24 2 10 4 55 8 50 C Shrewsbury (G W.) ••• 8 20^ 12 50 2 28 4 15 — 9 17 «S Manchester (Vic. Station).-dep.i 6 45 9 50 2 40 ••• Liverpool (Landing Stage) 7 40 10 50 3 20 Birkenhead 8 0 11 10 3 40 £ Chester 9 0 12 5 4 25 Wrexham 9 25 12 30 4 50 Ruabon 9 35 12 42 5 0 Oswestry (G. W.) arr. jlO 3 1 10 5 28 ••• a.m a. m. a. m. a. m. p. m. a* m* 'Leeds dep. 8 0 10 45 2 30 Huddersfield 8 38 Ill'45 3 15 MANCHESTER (London Road) 7 50 10 45 W 30 4 15 Stockport ••• 8 2 11 5 1 ^0 4 25 Glasgow 9 10 ••• EDINBURGH ••• 9 80 Carlisle 12 47 18 5 Lancaster ••• 2 53 ••• j'l 17 Preston ••• 10 0 ••• 25 LIVERPOOL (Lime Street) 7 30 10 30 1 15 3 45 Warrington ••• 811 1121 2 3 4 25 Crewe 9 0 30 3 40 5 35 Warrington ••• 8111121 2 3 4 25 Crewe 9 0 30 3 40 5 35 5 iNantwich ••• 9 10 12 40 3 52 5 50 s Whitchurch. arr. ••• 9 30 J 2 4 13 6 13 5 ••• 9 51 I 15 4 32 6 32 | SHREWSBURY(C. Sc. S ). -arr | IIP 15 1 35 4 55 6 55 ••• NEWPORT(Mon) TTdep. 7 45 1 20 8 50 ? Pontypool Road ••• ••• 8 14 1 40 • • 9 15 < Abergavenny ••• ••• 8 30 2 10 ••• 9 "0 | HEREFORD ••• 8 15 9 20 3 10 0 Leominster ••• 8 49 9 50 3 45 ••• H 40 I Tenbury ••• 8 15 9 45 3 35 1 Ludlow [9 14 10 15 4 10 ••• 12 '5 4 Craven Arms 9 31 10 35 4 26 12 35 Church Stretton 9 46 11 0 4 42 12 55 SHREWSBURY arr. ••• 10 10 11 35 5 5 1 30 LUX DON (Euston Station < dep. ••• 9 0 11 20 10 0 Rugby .j ••• 11 0 1 30 12 40 Tamworth ••• ••• ••• ••• 4 ••• 1 45 BI RMlNGHAM(NewStreet)..| ••• 7 45 11 15 1 45 1 5 Wolverhampton (Q. St. Station)! ••• 8 20 11 50220 1 45 Stafford ••• 8 50 12 30 3 15 3 0 Wellington I ••• 9 36 1 9 4 10 3 53 SHREWSBURY (St.Union)arr. — 10 5_ I 30 ji 40 ••• 4 20 a-m- ••• m- P- m P-m- a. m. p.m. ? SHREWS. (S. & W'pool) dep. 6 30 10 30 1 50 5 30 6 0 4 30 js, Butiington ••• 7 20 11 20 2 40 6 25 6 55 20 k Welshpool arr.j 7 25 11 25 2 45 6 30 7 0 5 25 5 „ (C. R.) dep.! 7 30 jn 30 2 50 6 45 7 5 5 -0 Class—O. and ff. and A. and W. C. if.; 1,2, 8. 1, 2, 8. 1 & 2 CI. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. I, 2 ic 3. 1, 2, 8. l> 3> S a a. m. a, m.. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. a. m. P- m- 55 | OSWESTRY dep.; 6 40,10 35, 2 5 3 30 5 35 7 10 6 15 o 0 'A c Llanymyuech 6 56 ,10 50 2 20 3 50 6 0 7 26 6 31 5 16 Bultington 7 15 11 13 2 35 4 10 6 30 7 40 6 50 5 38 .§ WPI snpnoi arr •• 7 20 111 20 2 40 4 15 6 35 7 45 6 55 5 45 lot WELsHrOUli dep 7 30 11 30 2 50 stSpT 6 45 7 50 7 5 5 50 .90 ? Montgomery 7 40 11 45 3 5 7 10 8 15 7 25 6 5 -j-i Abermule ••• 7 55 11 55 7 20 8 25 7 35 6 16 NEWTOWN 6 10 8 6 12 5 3 22 7 30 8 35 7 48 6 28 1 V.. T S arr.! 6 25 8 18 12 15 7 40 8 3 6 40 34 5. Moat Lane Junction j dep g go 12 20 3 32 8 45 8 10 jCarno 7 15 12 50 9 0 8 35 4fi3 s Llanbrynmair 7 50 1 10 4 15 9 20 8 55 TQJ MACHYNLLETH 8 35 I 35 4 45 9 45 9 25 gl J Glan Dovey arr.j 8 50 1 50 5 0 ••• 10 0 9 40 | Ynys-las [for Aberdovey]. 9 ]5 2 0 5 15 ••• 10 0 I Ynys-las (!>y Ferry) dep 1,2,3a.m.j9 25 2 5 5 20 3 ABERDOVEY 6 40 „ 10 0 2 35 6 0 TOWYN 6 52 „ 10 12 2 47 6 10 f Llwyngwril arr. 7 15 |10 30 3 5 6 30 69 tlBORTH 7.'(T~25~i ~j 2 5 5 20 777^ 10 10 10 5 7ji I !Llanfibangel 9 35 2 12 5 30 10 13 70! <3- Bow Street 9 45 2 17 5 45 10 20 10 20 mi\ HABERYSTWITH arr.j j|Q 0 2 30 5 55 10 30 10 35 341! |Moat"Lane Junction dfp. 8 20 |l2 20 3 35 7 42 8 48 8 5 6 42 q|J I LLANIDLOES arr. 8 40 12 40 3 50 8 5 9 8 8 25 7 UP TRAT^S- WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS. — 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 ruusZro^ar^y'Tand A. and W. C. R- 1, 2, 8, i,&2. 1,2, 3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1, & 2, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, is • a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. a. m. p.m. -n* I LLANIDLOES ^eP- 6 0 -"I 0 2 50 7 30 8 30 7 20 431 | Moat Lane Junction arr 6 22 ••• J ••• ilQ 3 10 JJ>*L 8 45 7 42 4 5 ABERYSTWITH dep 8 0 1 5 3 456 5 30 ? 5 30 "41 | Bow Street 8 15 1 10 4 5 5 45 w» 5 45 fj4 Llanfihangel 8 22 4 15 5 52 £ 7? 5 52 Si|| BORTH 8 30 1 30 4 30 6 0 3 f> 6 0_ .? Llwyngwril 7 25 12 15 4 10 § ••• •• TOWYN 7 45 12 35 4 30 >» | ABERDOVEY 7 45 12 35 4 30 tr^ 5 Ynys-las (byFerry) arr. 8 25 1 20 5 10 5 11).i I' ynys-las dep 835 1 35 4 40 6 5 6 5 4 lot sj Glan Dovey 850150620 6 20 204 JJ MACHYNLLETH 9 5 2 0 6 30 6 0 31 | Llanbrynmair 9 30 2 27 7 0 • • 6 30 30i 3 Carno 9 50 2 47 •• 7 20 7 20 1 T t t- S arr 10 13 3 10 7 45 •• 7 12 43 £ q Moat Lane Junction dep g 25 10 21 3 15 5 53 7 50 8 48 7 50 47a NEWTOWN 6 35 10 30 3 25 6 8 8 0 8 55 8 6 51 a § Abermule 6 45 10 40 6 20 8 7 •• 9 0 7 g7 55A a Montgomery 6 55 10 50 3 45 6 30 8 17 9 8 8 17 | „7_, S arr 7 10 II 5 3 55 6 45 8 35 9 27 8 35 615 a WELSHPOOL | dep ? 15 n 15 4 5 7 0 8 45 •• 9 35 8 45 64| ? Buttington 7 20 11 20 4 10 7 5 8 50 9 40 8 50 711 I Llanymynech 7 40 a.m. 11 45 4 30 7 26 9 8 •• 10 1 9 8 77| | OSWESTRY arr. 8 0 12 5 4 50 7 50 9 20 10 20 9 20 I Welshpool (C. R.) arr 7 10 II 5 3 55, 8 35 •• 9 27 8 35 §. (S. & W'pool) .dep. 7 20 11 20 4 5 8 40 •• 9 30 8 40 St Bultington 7 25 11 25 4 12 8 45 •• 9 35 8 45 5" SHREWSBURY -arr 8 15 12 15 4 55 9 30 •• 10 25 9 30 08 SHREWS. (S. Union) dep 8 30 12'30" 5 15 10 8 •• 10 30 10 8 Wellington «"■ 8 57 12 50 5 35 10 28 |lO 57 10 28 Stafford 9 45 1 35 6 10 11 7 •• 111 50 11 7 Wolverhampton (Q.-st. Station) 10 25 2 20 6 50 2 5 •• |l2 50 2 5 BIRMINGHAM(N.-st Station) 11 5 3 0 7 20 2 31 •• j 1 40 2 31 Tamworth 12 13 2 58 7 55 2 26 13226 Rugby 1 5 3 3 7 40 3 15 •• 210 315 LONDON (Euston Station) 3 45 5 15 9 50 5 50 6 Jo 5 50 SHREWSBURY .dep 10 30 12 20 5 0 Church Sretton 10 58 1 0 6 42 c Craven Arms 11 13 1 20 6 3 I Ludlow 11 30 1 42 6 21 Tenbury 12 5 4 20 6 50 Leominster 11 53 2 10 6 48 g HEREFORD 12 25 2 45 7 30 Abergavenny 1 20 4 20 8 46 Pontypool Road 1 45 4 55 9 18 « NEWPORT (Mon )_. arr. 2 5 5 20 9 40 p. m. | SHREWSBURY (C.&S.) dep 8 7 fT~22 jl2 32 l~5~30~ 8 27 —T7 sf~<r Wem arr. 8 27 12 2 |12 52 5 55 8 40 2 31 | Whitchurch 8 57 12 20 1 7 6 15 8 53 2 48 e Nantwich 9 15 12 40 1 33 6 40 9 10 3 g | Crewe 9 25' 12 50 1 45 7 0 9 20 3 15 4 Warrington 10 27 1 42 2 35 7 58 10 20 4 45 LIVERPOOL (Lime-street) 11 5 2 30 I 3 30 j 8 50 11 5 60 Preston 12 30 2 38 3 23 9 5 Lancaster 1 40 3 18 6 42 10 5 Carlisle 4 40 5 45 9 10 EDINBJRGH 9 10 9 10 12 25 Glasgow 930 930 12 35 j Stockport.. 10 33 150 2 46 7 57 10 33 MANCHESTER (L. Road) 10 45 2 5 3 0 8 10 10 55 Huddersfield 12 38 3 0 6 22 9 32 Leeds 1 20 4 15 7 0 jlO T5 "Oswestry (G. W.) dep- 8 53 I 22 5 5 9 4 11 8 Roabon arr. 9 22 1 48 5 50 9 38 11 35 Wrexham 9 32 I 58 6 0 9 43 11 45 f Chester 10 3 ,2 30 6 40 10 5 12 10 | Birkenhead 10 45 3^25 7 45 10 45 3 5 4 Liverpool (Landing Stage) II 5 3,^5 8 5 11 9 s Manchester (Victoria Station) « 5 9 10 3 35 « | Shrewsbury (G. W.) dep 10 25 -!■*» 5 53 „ Wellington 10 44 1 58 « 11 | Wolverhampton (LowL. Station) 11 a^ 6 55 Birmingham (Snow Hill fit.) .12 0 "3 0 7 25 Oxford 1 55 5 0 8 57 LONDON (Paddington Station) 3 45 6 50 10 25 ,r
LOCAL. I THE ELECTION OF OVERSEERS AND GU..IlDIUS OF THE POOR. A meetto"- of the ratepayers of the town anp wJ « « inspect list cf Uo^oaKlA to the union, and to hear selves unfairly assessed. There were presen.i essrs. David Roberts (in the chair), George a eswe Richard Morris, Edward Rowlands, John Jones (Commerce House), Philip Williams (Bridge-stree ), David Alban, Thomas Samuel, E. W. Jones (draper), aud Edward T. Williams. Hugh Hughes, Esq-* clerk of union, was also in attendance.. The following overseers of the poor were nomi-1 nated:—Messrs. George Fossett; John Watkins, wine merchant; Rowland Evans, grocer; Jonathan j Pell, Belle Vue Hotel; John Jones, cooper; Robert Jones, confectioner; John Hughes, victualler; j Richard Hughes, druggist; John Richard Jones, draper; David Jenkin Davies, chemist; Edward Ellis, grocer; Isaac Hopkins, grocer; John Jones, Bridge End House; and Thomas Howell, Bridgs- street. The following guardians of the poor were also nominated:—Messrs. John Watkins, wiue merchant; Philip Williams, printer; Evan Hugh Morgan, North-parade; David Alban, saddler; Richard Morris, currier; John Jones, Great Darkgste-street; Thomas Samuel, currier John Rees, draper; and John Davies, merchant. Mr. Alban, notwithstanding that be was pressed bard by Mr. Hugh Hughes and the other gentlemen present to accept the office for another year, posi- tively declined to do so. Mr. John Jones, of Com- merce House, was nominated in his stead. HoUomay't Onitment and Pills. — Iogtant Relief. — Sore. which are daily extending, ulcers which are hourly deepening, may be arrested in their torturing process and induced to take a healthy action by applying this healing Ointment and taking these purifying Pills. They act with such extraordinary prom- titude and effect, that old ulcer* of the legII, inflammations CWBKL by varicose yejns, and cramps of the lower limb*; caa sensibly be eased, and are quickly eradicated by the joint agency of these powerful remedies, which repress jxcessive, and stimu- late sluggish, vascular and nervous action. In constitutions breaking down under piles, flstalas, and other similarly pthlftil maladies a few applications of thu cooling Ointment will give comfort, and a persistence in its use will with certainty eftct • cure. STATE OF THE STREETS.—The wisdom of the com- missioners in appointing a new town surveyor is already proved by the improvement apparent in the state of our streets. "Already it is possible to cross the roadway withotq sjgkApgj* one's knees in mud nor is one, ill danger, whilst walking 491. the pavementi'df being splashed from the passing horses and waggons. The road-scrapers are doing good service, one of which is able to accomplish in one day, with one man to work it, an amount of labour that on the old system half a dozen men could -not do in as many days. New-street, which, in Mr. Smith's words, was up to the last week little better than a ploughed field, is at last fit for traffic. Off the surface of this street alone Mr. Vaughan scraped, at an average, from eight to ten inches of stuff, out of which he has succeeded in raking twenty cartloads of broken stones, which he has put upon other streets in the town. At the very lowest estimate, those stones are worth four shillings the load. Thus X4 worth of stones has been fished out of the dirt, and the street from which they were taken cleaned by their removal at a cost for labour of about jE2. This is what we may call indeed a good beginning, and we J*ve no reason to believe other thwi that the promise made thus early will be amply fulfilled. FROM some cause, which we have not heard ex- plained, the gas in the town became exhausted about ten o'clock on Thursday night tan-notice had been given by the Town Crier early in the after- I noon of the then" coming event," and shops were provided with oil lights and candles against the occassion. Unfortunately the night was exceedingly dark, and the past ten pedestrians ran considerable risk in parading the streets. ELECTION OF POOR LAW GoARMANs.—The usual [election of guardians for the Aberystwith Union will take place on the 18th April proximo, when guardians will be elected for the thirty parishes in the union—one for each, with the exception of Aber- ystwith, which returns four representatives to the board.
DOUGLAS JERROLD once went to a party at which Mr Pepper had assembled some friends, and said to his host on entering the room, My dear Pepper, 'how glad you must be t<?,•» your friends mastered J"
Hocal information. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Monday, 13th March, 1865. A meeting of the Poor Law Guardians was held in the Board-room of the Union Workhouse on Monday. The guardians present were G. W. Parry, Esq., chairman John Hughes, Esq., vice-chairman; Pryse Pryse, Esq.; John Davies, Esq., mayor; Messrs. David Alban, John Jones, Richard Morris, Lewis Jones, Richard Jones, John Richardes, — Edwards, — Jones, John Morgan, William Mason, John Davies, J. G. Williams, and Edward Edwards. Dr. Roberts and Dr. James were also in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read by Hugh Hughes, Esq.. the accounts of the month were examined and passed. Mary Evans, who had been chargeable to Aber- ystwith, ordered to be transferred to the union, her husband not having resided for twelve months in this town. Thomas Jones, shoemaker, aged 55, of Sandmarsh- lane, with wife, age 39, being ill, applied for relief. Dr. James said that the applicant was out and about. Mr. Morris said that he was working last week. Relieving Officer said that applicant's wife told him her husband was too lame to attend the board. Relief taken off, and relieving officer ordered to go and see the man at his house, and report OIl his state to the board. John Jones, of Penparkau, aged 70, with wife, 67, disabled by old age, applied for two flannel shirts. Mr. Morris said that applicant was very poor in- deed. Allowed 10s. 6d. John Griffiths, aged 77, a shipwright, living in Prospect-row, wholly disabled, ordered 13,. for bed- clothes. Mr' Jones said the man was very poor. Gwynne Lewis, of Portland-lane, a charwoman, ordered 2s. a week, and to be transferred to the union. Mary Jones, of Prospect-row, aged 40, with four children, having 5s. a week, applied for two pairs of shoes for two of the children. Mr. Alban said that they were very much in want of the shoes, as he had seen the children's feet on the ground. Granted 10s. John Evans, aged 69, a carrier, made first appli- cation for relief, he being partially disabled by old age. Applicant was called into the board room, and, in reply to the chairman, he said he was very badly off. His daughters were unable to assist him. He had had no letter from his daughter in London for four years. He possessed a horse, but it was no use to an old man like him. Mr. Morris did not think applicant had a horse fit to do anything. Allowed 2s. for a month. Charles Lewis, aged 77, a shoemaker, living in High-street, having 3s. a week, granted an addi- tional Is. on the recommendation of Mr. Jones, who said he was very old and very ill. Martha Jones, aged 64, living in Moor-street, applied for bedclothes. Dr. J ames said that the woman was very ill, and fast breaking up. Allowed 13s. Evan Owens, of Machynlleth, a labourer, having a wife bedridden, applied for relief. Case deferred for a fortnight, and applicant to appear before the next meeting of the board. Mary Edwards, aged 47, a charwoman, allowed 18s. 6d. for funeral expenses of her son David, who died on the 5th inst. Woman's allowance reduced to 3s. 6d. Application made on behalf of Thomas Morris, aged five weeks, late of the workhouse, but now re- siding with his aunt, for a wet nurse, at 2s. 6d. a week. Some objection was made to this high charge, but Dr. James said that a dry nurse would have more trouble with a child of that age, and would not be less expensive. Application granted. David Davies, aged 64, of Bow-street, a labourer, with wife, 59, died. Funeral expenses, 18s. 6d., granted, and widow's allowance reduced to 2s. 6d. John Lloyd, aged 60, with wife, 58, a labourer, living in Skinner-street, applied for continuance of relief. Dr. James said that the man was asthmatic, and could work but very little. Rilief to be continued for a month. R:chard Jones, aged 76, a labourer, living in Mill- lane, getting 3s. 6d. a week, was granted an addi- tional 6d. Mr. Morris said that Jones had no support from any other source. Funeral expenses of John Hughes, aged 78, a labourer, allowed. James Jones, of Penparkau, aged 48, partially disabled, applied for relief. Relieving Officer said that he was, very feeble. At the suggestion of Mr. Jones, applicant was allowed Is. William Jenkins, aged 56, living in Mill-lane, applied for two shirts. Dr. James said that applicant spent half his time in bed. Ordered 10s. 6d. John Hughes, aged 82, having 4s. a week, applied for a coat. Mr. Alban said that no one would pick the coat he wore at present out of the street. Ordered 13s. Elizabeth Edwards, aged 62. a charwoman, living in Skinner-street, applied for additional relief. One of the guardians said she had a son a ship- wright. Relieving Officer said that the son had been doing a good deal for her, but that he was going to be married. Mr. Hughes said it was not advisable to encourage such applications. Application refused. Funeral expenses, 18s. 6d., allowed for Mary Evans, a charwoman, who died, aged 87. The Chairman here read a letter from one James Warrell, asking who was to pay him for the support of a pauper before becoming chargeable to the union. The Chairman said it should be intimated to Warrell that the Board had nothing to do with the matter. A day's leave of absence was granted to Selina Edwards, an inmate of the house, who applied for permission to visit her relatives. Application was made for funeral expenses of Richard Richards, aged 74. Application refused, it being asserted that deceased had left some property. Anne Richards, aged 78, in receipt of 2s. 6d. ap- plied for additional relief. Guardian Give her 6d. extra. Chairman Think of her age. Granted Is. extra. Mary Edwards, of Taliesin, confined to her bed, granted 6d. extra. Funeral expenses, 18s., granted to Margaret Hughes, of Taliesin. Elizabeth Richards, a widow, having 2s. 6d. a week, ordered to be transferred to the union. Funeral expenses, 18s., allowed for Anne Davies, of Talybont, who died at the great age of 105 years. Ditto, 18s., allowed for John Jones, Talybont, aged 80. Elizabeth Jones, 71, of Ironhouse, being bed- ridden, made first application for relief. Granted 2s. 6d. for a fortnight. Allowance to Catherine Pugh, of Goginan, with four children, reduced to 5s. John Headley, aged 35, of Goginan, with wife, 31, and four children, being ill ajul unable to work, Granted 2s. for a month- Two shifts, 4s. 6d., granted to Mary Williams, age3 11 years, who is subjecting. Funeral expenses, lS, 7 David Williams, a labourer, who died, aged 85 years. "Relief to widow, who is 82 years old, reduced to 4s. a week. Relief taken off from Anne and1 Richard Jones, aged 6 and 2 years, their father having aeturned to aappgrt them. ""Funeral expenses, 18s., allowed for the late Richard Edwards, of Talybont, who died, aged 67. Mary Morgans, with four children, allowed addi- tional 6d. Mary Jones, widow, aged 27, with two children, having 2s. a week, granted 2s. additional. Margaret Davies, of Bow-street, aged 47, with five children, having one child ill, applied for relief. Dr. James said that applicant had a boy. 18 years ) old, ill of fever. The Gogerddan family had been very good to them; but it was necessary they should have additional allowance from the board. Mr. Jones said that the family was ill altogether, and they ought to get relief for a month, at least. Ordered 2s. for six weeks. Relieving Officer had been obliged to give relief to Anne Roberts, of Tre'rddol, aged 46, who was out of her mind. Dr. James said that he had gone up to see the woman, but that she was from home when he went. She had always been a queer character. The Chairman suggested having the. woman brought down to the house for medical officer to see her. Allowed Is. 6d. a week, and relieving officer to get her sister to bring her to the house. William Morgan, aged 77, of Borth, with wife, 75, haying 2s. a week and £ 5 a year sailor's pay, applied for extra relief. Mr. Hughes Give him Is. extra. Order made accordingly. Some other cases were gone through before the board rose.
WRlta industry is suspended—while the plough rests in the furrow—while the exchange is silent— while, DO smoke ascend# from the factory—a process is going on quite as important to the wealth of na- tions, as any that is performed on buiser days. Man, the machine of machines, compared with which all the contrivances of the Watts and Arkwrights are wortble-. is repairing and winding-up so that he returns to his labours on Monday with a clearer intellect, with livelier spirits, with renewed corporeal vigour.—British Workman.
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWITH. Tuesday, 14th March, 1865. Before John Davies, Esq., mayor; and Robert Edwards, Esq. & A large number of summonses for poor rates and improvement rates were first disposed of. CHIMNEY ON FIRE. P.C. Thomas, No. 8, swore to having seen the chimney of Mrs. Herbert on fire. Case dismissed, with a caution to the defendant. AFTER HOURS. P.C. John Jones, sworn: Witness bad been or- dered by the superintendent to come to Aberystwith in coloured clothes, and find out if there were any houses open or selling after hours On the night of Saturday, the 4th inst., after twelve o'clock, witness went to the Black Bull" public-house. When he went in, there were a number of glasses on the table, and people were there drinking. It was then after twelve o'clock, and witness called for a glass of ale, which was brought to him, and he paid for it. After the door was shut, two men came there and knocked, and were admitted. One of them had rum, and stopped for fifteen minutes. Whilst witness was there, defendant told him that the police could never catch them selling anything after hours, as they always let the police knock three times before they admitted them, and by that time they were able to remove the glasses. Defendant said that Thomas Hughes was in the habit of sleeping with her cousin, and that it was his custom to come in late, so that they were obliged to open the door for him after they had closed for the night. That was the case on the night in question. Complainant had been in the house before twelve o'clock, and it was then he called for and got his glass of ale. Defendant did not like to turn him out before he finished his ale, but she denied having served anything after twelve o'clock. Did not then know that complainant was a policeman, but she knew so now. The other persons who were there said he was a policeman, but she said he was not. There were young men there drunk, but they did not get drunk in her house. There were many most respectable persons in the town who could prove that her house did not keep late hours, and yet she be- lieved that her house was watched more than any other house in the town. Fined 5s. and costs. It may be worthy of remark here that, notwith- standing the evidence and the defence were given in English, the bench, for reasons best known to itself, expressed its decision in Welsh.
CALCULATION to ascertain the contributions to be paid by the overseers of the several parishes and townships in the Union towards the poor, and other charges, for the half-year which will end on the 29th of September, 1865:- Aberystwith jE745 17 5 Broncastellan 27 13 21 Caelanymaesmawr 94 5 31 Clarach 68 4 61 Cwmrheidol 114 17 9 Cyfoethybrenin 147 9 4 Cynnillmawr 162 10 8 Elerch 35 5 7 Henllys 103 1 91 Issayndre. 38 16 7 4 LI an fan 52 19 0 Llanbadarn Upper 119 7 9 „ Lower. 167 13 It Llancynfelin 153 10 5 Llanddeinol 50 8 3 Llanfihangel, Upper. 179 13 9 Is Lower. 6518 71 Llangwyryfon 113 14 11J Llanilay 162 6 6 Llanrhystyd Haminiog 125 2 0 „ Mefenydd 123 18 7 Llanychaiarn 119 1 9t Melindwr 113 14 4! Parcel Canol 108 3 9 Rhostie. 18 3 9 Trefewrig 118 2 0 Tyrymynach 47 13 10 Uchayndre 22 0 4 Vaenor, Upper. 52 10 it „ Lower 51 10 4 .£!U24 3 3k This shows decrease in the total, upon the last half-year, of 4.96 19s. 9d. I
.0 CARDIGANSHIRE ASSIZES. These assizes commenced at the Shire Hall, Car- digan, on Tuesday evening, before Mr. Justice I Blackburn. His lordship arrived at Cardigan, from Haverfordwest, shortly before four o'clock, and pro- ceeded to his lodgings, from whence he was accom- panied by the High Sheriff, Col. Lewes, of Llanlear, to the Shire Hall, where the commission was open- ed. His lordship then aitended divine service in St Mary's Church, where prayers were said by the vicar, the Rev. Griffith Thomas, and a sermon very appropriate to the occasion was preached by the Rev. Rhys Jones Lloyd, of Troedyraur, the Sheriff's chaplain, WEDNESDAY. His lordship took his seat at ten o'clock tbll1 morning, when the business of the assizes was im- mediately proceeded with. The following magistrates for the county answered to their names:—J. Vaughan, Esq., Llangoedmore; T. Davies, Esq., Cardigan J. Griffith, Esq., Trevor- gan W. P. Lewes, Esq., Llysnewydd C. R. Long- crolft, Esq., Llanina; J. B. Jordan, Esq., Pigeons- ford; Sir T. D. Lloyd, Bart., Bronwydd; W. Buck, Esq., Stradmore J. Boultbee, Esq., Noyadd J. L. C Vaughan. Esq., Llangoedmore; Herbert Vaughan, I Esq., Brynog A. T. Davies, Esq Tyglyn J. Lox- I dale, Esq., Castle Hill; J. E. Rogers, Esq., Aber- t meurig; J. Colby, Esq., of Ffynone. 1 The following gentlemen comprised the Grand 1 JurySirT. D. Lloyd, Bart., Esq., (foreman), J. I Loxdale, Esq., G. B. Jordan, Esq.,J. Boultbee, Esq 1 W. H. Lewis, Esq., W. P. Lewes, Esq., W. Buck, I Esq » T. R. P. Wagner, Esq., Manereifed; J. Griffith, Esq., John Vaughan, Esq D. Davies, Esq., The Green, Cardigan; H. Vaughan, Esq. A. T. Davies, Esq., J. E. Rogers, Esq., T. Davies, Esq, J. Colby, Esq., Ffynone. His lordship, in charging the Grand Jury, said the 1 number of prisoners on the calender was, he believ- ed, considerable for t his county. There were no less than eight prisoners, not a large number certainly 1 for many counties in this kingdom, but more than customary in the county of Cardigan, some of the I cases, he regretted to say, being of a serious nature, 1 but one of them would give such gentlemen as those comprising the Grand Jury any trouble. There was t one case in which two men were charged with set- ting fire to a stack of corn. It wuuld appear from I the depositions which bad been placed before him, that the jury would have, very little doubt in finding a bill. The prisoners were vagrants or tramps, who ] had been discharged from the Work house, and being refused charity, in a spirit of revenge they set fire to the corn. It was a crime, which was happily not of frequent occurrence in this (ounty, but in some parts of England it was very prevalent. He wished the goverment would give the judges power to inflict corporal punishment on this class of offenders, for he believed it would have a deterring effect. How- ever, he had not the power of ordering such punish- ment, and he merely mentioned it because it would be competent for the grand jury to make any sug- gestion on the subject, if they thought it should be brought under the notice of the government; at present, however, they had nOI bing to. do with it, but must take the law as they found iL There were two others cases in which it was not necessary for him to make any remarks. In one of them twe men were charged with burglary, and in the othor twfc men were charged with sloplifting. Neither of those cases presented any difficulty to them. There was, however, one charge of a very serious charac- ter, which would require a little attention from them. One of the prisoners, named William Morgan, was charged with having committed a rape upon a girl, and another prisoner named Davies was charged with aiding and abetting Morgan in committing the rape. He did not think they would have much difficulty in finding sufficient evidence that a crim- inal assult was COOMBIIVK); but they would be care- ful in con9ideriij« wJwMier the prisoner completed the crime, orsimply attempted it. He was of course««MHpig "that they wonlfl bave the same evidence be^mtiiero as wae gweo dbefore the magistrates. The g^ was only se*enl»n years of age, and might not b-ave undc«|ltoad=*M what took place; but if she was correct, the crime was com- pleted. The medical man, however, who had brought his skill to bear upon the case, had stated the girl had been mistaken. That fortunately her strength had bet-n sufficient to prevent the prisonera accomplishing their purpose, and that she still re- mained a virgin as before. But the moral gftllt of the prisoners had been quite as great. If thty thought Morgan had been guilty of an attempted rape, that would be a misdemeanour, and the other prisoner would then be charged with assisting Morgan in committing a felonious assault. Now where an indictment charged a prisoner with the greater offence, and the evidence was not sufficient to established the crime, they would bear in mind that the prisoner could not on that account be ac- quitted; but it would be in the power of the jury to send him for trial on the lesser offence if they had' any doubt about the greater one—if they thought a jury could not properly convict him of the full fel- ony. If they took the medical evidence, they would properly consider that the petty jury would convict the prisoner of the minor offence only, and if they thought so, they would have no difficulty in coming tQ a decision. In the other cases that would be brought before them. no point of law would be raised, but the evidence was such as they would have no difficulty in dealing with it. As to the charge against Morgan, he might tell them that there would be a bill prepared for the felony and for the attempt; so that if they threw out the first, the other, would be presented to them. Benjamin Michell, aged 21, and Alfred Treeves, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of setting fire to a stack of corn, of the value of about £ 5, the property of Samuel Evans, of Blaenencillech, in the parish of Llandyfriog, on the llth of November last. of Samuel Evans, of Blaenencillech, in the parish of Llandyfriog, on the llth of November last. His lordship, in passing sentence, regretted that tbe law did not allow him to order them to be flog- ged for such a serious offence; but he would not send them to prison, preferring to sentence them to penal servitude for the shortest period the law per- mitted—five years. Wm. Morgan, miner, aged 20, was charged with having committed a rape upon Sophia Williams, at the parish of Llanfihangel-Croyddin, on the 19th September last, and William Davies, and John Evans, were charged with aiding and abetting Morgan in committing the crime. Evans not hav- ing been committed, the charge against him was not proceeded with. Mr. B. T. Williams, instructed by Mr. B. Jenkins, of A berystwith, appeared for the prosecution; and Mr. Bowen, instructed by Mr. Rowe, ofAberyatwith, defended the prisoners. [The evidence in this case is not fit for publica- tion.] Mr. George Morris, magistrates' clerk, Aberys- twith, said he was present when Mr. Morris, surgeon, was examined before the magistrates. The prisoner had ample opportunity of cross-examining the wit- ness, and they availed themselves of it. Dr. Morris signed the depositions in bis presence. He saw Dr. Morris yesterday morning and he was suffering from typhus fever, and was not able to attend here to-day. Mr. Benjamin Jenkins, solicitor, Aberystwith, said he also saw Mr. Morris yesterday morning, and found him very weak, suffering from typhus fever. In his opinion he was wholly unable to attend here on the present occasion to give evidence. Mr. Williams in opening the case, stated that the prosecutrix and the prisoners were engaged in Sep- tember last at some mine works, the prosecutrix, and her little sister, and another girl were at a spoil bank, assisting in filling a waggon. After the wag- gon had been filled and was being taken to the tip by some men, the prisoner Morgan took hold of the prosecutrix and carried her into a mill, where the alleged offence was committed. Several witnesses were examined for the prosecu- tion, after which, Mr. Bowen, in an able speech, contended that there was no evidence to show that the prisoner had assaulted the prosecutrix against her will and consent, but that finding her little sister had caught her romping with the prisoner she invented this story in order that her sister should not have the opportunity of telling her story to her mother. His lordship having very carefully, and at consi- derable length, summed up the evidence, the jury found a verdict of not guilty. William Piercey, 19, baker, and Henry Bennett, 30, hawker, were charged with having, on the 10th January last, feloniously and burglariously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Thomas Rees, at Aberystwith, and stolen two capes, two pairs of boots, and a book, valued at £2 16s. It was attempted to swear a jury, but the prisoners continued to challenge the jurors for half an hour, and created much amusement. Mr. B. T. Williams appeared for the prosecution, instructed by Mr. Benjamin Jenkins, Aberystwith. Prisoners were undefended. From the evidence of the prosecutor and his wife, it appeared that they retired to rest about eleven o'clock on the night of the 10th of January, after securing the doors and windows, and when they came downstairs in the morning the kitchen was in disorder, and the articles mentioned in the indict- ment missing, no noise having been heard during the night. The prisoners were found by a police- man in a barn, having the capes upon their persons, and being questioned concerning the boots, they said they had sold them for a shilling to a shoe- maker near Aberystwith. They also admitted that they were in the prosecutor's house at Aberystwitb at three o clock on the morning of the 11th January. The shoemaker identified Bennett as the person who sold him the boots. Piercey, in defence, said he ound a bundle on the roadside shortly after leaving Aberystwith, containing the capes, boots, and candles; and Bennett told a similar story. The Jury almost immediately found the prisoners guiliy, and they also pleaded guilty, Bennett to two former convictions for felony, and Piercey to one convic- tion tor a like offence. His lordship sentenced Bennett to seven years' penal servitude, and Piercey to 18 months' imprisonment. THOMAS V. DAVIES. The plaintiff, who is a farm servant, sued the de- fendant, a farmer's son, for JE100 damages sustained through the loss of an eye, tbe defendant having struck him with a stick under the following cir- cumstances. The plaintiff, up to the 25th of May last year, had paid his addresses" to Hannah Jones, a servant with the defendant's father, and, after the manner of the country, he visited the amsel after her master's family had retired to rest. On the night in question he was accompanied to aynor-ucha, where the defendant lived, by two and having knocked at the door, they were admitted by the two servant girls, and the three boys and the girls got into the same bed, on the loft, in another corner of which the defendant was in bed alone. Sometime about midnight the clothes fell of the bed in which the boys and girls were "bundling," and Margaret Davies then got up, and replaced them, saying when she returned to bed that she thought John (meaning the defendant) was down from his bed. Hereupon the plaintiff remark- ed, He had better not come here, or I'll drive my fist through him." The defendant says the words were, The devil, if I could send my fist through him I would," and one of the lads supplemented those words by the remark, If I had a thumping stick I would give it to him." To understand the case clearly, it will be necessary to state that the defend- ant's bed was situated near the top of the stairs by which the boys entered the room, and by which also they were compelled to leave. According to the lefendant's statement, he was out of his bed about naidnight, but was not near the girl's bed. He did lot hnow the boys were in the room until he heard ;heID threaten him, and then he did not khow who ;hey were. Consequently he took hold of a stick ivhich he found near his bed, to defend himself, if lecessary, and in about half an hour afterwards, (vhen the boys were about to return to their homes, md as they were coming towards the stairs, the lefendant jumped out of bed, and struck the plaintiff ;wo terrific blows wilh the stick, one on the head and he other on the right eye, which has been injured to iuch an extent that Mr. Douglas, the surgeon who attended the plaintiff, states that it has become vholly and permanently useless. The defendant said he did not know he was striking the plaintiff, mt seeing the boys coming towards the bed, after ;hey had threatened him, he determined on cracking heir heads in order to save his own. He protested le did not get out of bed because he felt lovely and unhappy, neither was be jealous because the plain- tiff was courting Hannah.—His lordship having summed up the evidence, the jury found a verdict or the plaintiff, damages £7 5s., being £2 for the plaintiff, and £5 5s. for the surgeon.
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THE GOVERNMENT ANNUITIES BILL. The undeniable brilliancy which character- ises Mr. Gladstone's legislation was tiever shown to better advantage than in his Acui- ties Bill. This measure—designed for the benefit of everybody-who chooses to take ad. vantage of its provisions, but more especially of the working classes—has received the assent of all political parties. The great feature in tbe bill, and one which tends to the advantage as well to the government as of the people, is the inducement offered by it for the cultivation of habits of prudence. The regulation by which an account may be transferred from one savings' bank to another, and the facilities afforded to the migratory portion of the popula- tion are the chief benefits to the working man. There is a large class of English labourers who travel about from one town to another, seeking the best market for their labour, and they, by the provisions of this bill, are secured from the inconveniences and risk which might otherwise attend their efforts to lay by a portion of their savings for the wants of the future. Recent experiences have proved that.confidence may be misplaced in very many instances in the matter of banking. It may almost be predicted that private banks are upon their last legs. It cannot therefore but be satisfactory to be hard- working depositor to know that he is placing his money under the guardianship of a gigantic firm which cannot fail. The word "govern- ment" alone is sufficient security for the safety of deposits, while the benefits accruing from the system initiate4 by Sir. Gladstone are en:" tirely exceptions!* Under no other form of banking can an annuity be purchased with perfect safety by instalments. A fair interest, too, is allowed upon deposits—both the interest and principal of which go to augment the a m- ount of annuity to be paid to the depositor after the lapse of a given term of years. We may safely assert, therefore, that the establishment of a system of government annuities will be a great boon to the people. The regulations to be observed by depositors and the authorities have just been published, and we cannot but concur in the recommendations of the author of the bill, and of all political parties regarding them. But the acceptance of the measure Parliament has shown its consideration for the working classes, and has virtually expressed its opinion that they should enjoy as many privileges, in their station, as their more favour- ed fellow-subjects.
OUR RELATIONS WITH AMERICA. The depate upon the relations at present existing between this country and America was useful in inducing numbers to express the opinions which are held by the chief political parties of the country on the subject. Two of these opinions stand out prominently—that friendly relations should continue to exist be- tween the two countries, and that the connec- tion at present existing between England and her North American provinces should be maintained so long as the latter desire to main- tain it. The technical question before the House was with reference to the means of de- fence which it may be necessary to adopt in Canada, but from the consideration of this subject arose many collateral ones of at least as great importance. The most prominent of these was the state of feeling existing between the United States and England, and it is cu- rious to see in what different lights this feeling is represented by different members. Mr. Bright says that the United States have been grievously ill-used, and he reproduces the questions of the Confederate privateers and the acknowledgment of the South as belligerents m support of his view. Mr. Disraeli and his party look upon a war with the United States as the probable consequence of the conduct of England. Lord Palmerston declares that there is no immediate probability of this war, and that the present feeling existing between the two countries is one of friendship and cordiality. Which of these gentlemen is right we do not profess to determine, but going back to the original question of debate we may remark that two out of'the three agree that Canada should be placed in a defensive position. The member for Birmingham, indeed, declared that there is no need for any such measure, and proceeded to show that neither the Canad- ians, the English, nor the Americans desired a war, which would have the effect of bringing these defensive measures into use. The state of public feeling, however, which has frequent- ly brought England and America into bad odour with each other, may bring a recurrence of this unfriendly disposition, and therefore, notwithstanding Mr. Bright's declaration that war cannot be considered as probable, it is well to consider the best mode of defending our- selves should the obligation become necessary. It is perfectly understood by all political par- ties that the United States would never make war solely upon the Canadians. If Canada were attacked the American onslaught would be as a means of agression against England, and therefore it is duty to defend her—at all events so long as her inhabitants desire to re- main dependent upon England. A Conserva- tive speaker in the House maintained that the best way of defending Canada was by a military and naval force, but Mr. Lowe, who speaks with au intimate knowledge of the country, gave it as his opinion that the true military policy for this country to pursue was to withdraw onr troops from Canada altogether, and in the event of hostilities to concentrate our forces upon some point, the importance of which, to lour enemy, would compel him to relax his grasp upon our Canadian province. From a strategic point of view this advice is worth consideration, and it is worthy of remark that it was seconded by several member?, among whom was that authority upon all volunteer matters, Lord Elcho. Whichever of these views the government may ultimately take, one thing is certain for the people—that a vote will be asked to enable the authorities to put Canada in a defensive position. The amount of this vote must be decided by the state of feeling currently ex- isting between England and America. It is quite probable that the defences may never be needed, but it is not improbable that they may. It behoves, therefore, the peers and the people of this country to adopt a tone towards America which, without being servile, shall at least prevent those enormous expenses and troubles which a war between the two countries must inevitably produce.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. An extraordinary general meeting of the proprie- tors of this Company was held on Friday last, at the offices of the Company, No. 9a, Bridge-street, West- minster. The Earl Vane, chairman of the Board, pre- sided. The Secretary (Geo. Lewis, Esq.) having read the notice convening.the meeting, The Chairman moved a resolution authorising the Company to subscribe £100,000 to the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railway Company, and to issue perpetual preference shares (without powers of vot- ing) to that amount. Capt. Johns seconded the motion. Mr. Gartside said, as far as he was personally con- cerned, as a shareholder of the Cambrian Company, he should have opposed the subscription, if powers were not being sought for making the two companies one but as there was little doubt that they would shortly be one company, he could see no objection to the motion. Capt Johns remarked that the subscription was covered by the London and North-Western rebate. At present they were not receiving a rebate upon that amount, but as soon as it was subscribed the Cambrian Company would get an additional rebate of 50 per cent. The powers to do so were given in the Act of last year. Mr. D. Williams said, speaking as a Welsh Coast director, he was of opinion some assistance should be given, for they could not complete the line with- out assistance. Besides, it had been held out that such assistance should be given by the Cambrian Company, in order to complete the works at the Car- narvon end. It would be for the benefit of the Com- pany that the Welsh Coast line should be completed as early as possible, for there could be no doubt that their traffic would be very materially increased as soon as that was done. Mr. Howell confirmed what Mr. Williams stated. The resolution was then put and carried.
Btetrtrt. "j ABERDOVEY. GAS, AND A NEW CEMETRT.—A public meeting was held on Friday evening week, at the Town Hall, for the purpose of entering into the question of form- ing a local company to purchase the present unfin- ished gas-works and materials. The works, unfor- tunately for the projector, Jtye. Edwards, of Welling- ton, had been stopped, and were now open to public competition. Mr. R. Edwards, Post Office, occupied the chair, and stated that the meeting was called for the object of giving the ratepayers and others an opportunity of becoming shareholders. The meeting was unanimous as to the importance of the works, and considered it desirable to have another meeting in reference thereto, and a resolution was adopted, adjourning it to Tuesday. The next subject was introduced by Mr. John Owen, boot and shoemaker —that of the necessity of taking immediate steps to get a new burial ground for the district of Aber- dovey, the present one having been closed since the 1st of March. At a public meeting in this town in November last it was unanimously decided that a request should be made to the Local Board of Health to become a burial board for the district, and accordingly a memorial was drawn out and Sent. This board, by the votes of the members of the Towyn district, it would appear, would not act as such consequently it devolved now upon tbe parishioners of this parochical district to adopt some measures, and that immediately, towards getting a burial grouncP. A resolution was u n an im agreed to, to the effect That a memorial shou drawn out, humbly praying Mr. Corbet to ma free grant of not less than two acres of.gro^ give the same at a mere nominal so. tl/ divided between Chorehmea mi "t;on be signed. S=swe^sss
PRODUCE On the farm of Mr. John Lloyd, ftt dMnlrell™™ t0Wn fiftv-seven tons of swedes were grown on two acres of land. This fact speaks volumes for what the soil can produce i« th,s of Principality. The principal portion was grown with farm yard manure and four cwt. of superphosphate to an acre. They were under the management of Mr. John Baines, who, it is but justice to ftdd, kept them in clean and good order.
TALIESIN. LECTU&E.—Mr. Gledhill, of Brynmor, Talybont-t delivered one of his popular lectures on Chemistry. on Friday night last, at the Llancynfelin National School. The subject treated upon was Our' Atmosphere, its chemical and physical properties." There was an overflowing attendance. The Rev. E. Edwards, Llancynfelin, presided. The lecture was given on behalf of the Llancynfeliri.New Reading Room. The chairman briefly but graphically intro- duced the lecturer, who was most warmly received) and who, after making some few preliminary re- marks, entered on his subject. Being well prepared with the requisite gases and other chemical com" bustions, the lecturer rivetted, for two hours, lie attention of the audience, who often showed their appreciation of the able lecturer's mode of explain- ing his somewhat (to them) novel experiments by loud and continued applause. The lecture was most interesting and instructive. The Rev. T. Thomas, Wesleyan minister, ably translated some portions of the lecture into Welsh, for the benefit of those who were unable to understand the Saxon language. The Rev T. Thomas, in proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman, expressed the pleasure and real benefit he had derived from the lecture. The vote was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. The chairman acknowledged the kind compliment shown him in a few appropriate remarks, and ex- pressed himself as being very highly pleased and edified by the lecture, and said that he had received much useful and valuable information. He then proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, who, he said, was certainly highly entitled to great thanks for his scientific and lucid lecture. The Rev. T. Thomas seconded the vote, which was carried with acclamation.
TREGARON. PoncE.—On the 13th inst., before the Rev. John Hughes, Theodore Barthole, a tramp, was brought up in custody of Sergeant Lyons, charged by Joseph Thomas, of Rhiwdywyll, Caron, with having on Saturday evening, the llth inst., at that place, stolen a comb, brushes, and a shirt, his property, from off a hedge. Committed for trial at the ensuing quarter sessions at Aberayron. The prisoner had been tried on the Wednesday previous at the Car- diganshire assizes, together with another man, for stealing two watches from a shop at Lampeter, and was discharged, but his partner was convicted. WELSH GOLD MINING.-Castell Cam Bochau Mine, near Bala, has yielded this week 5oz. 15dwts. of gold from one ton of quartz. The total yield of gold from thirty-six tons of quartz crushed by the present limited machinery is 179oz. When the machinery now being erected is at work the quan- tity crushed will exceed fifty tons per week. This is expected to be ready for work during the month of April.—Morning Star. CARMARTHEN -The Bishop of St. David's has appointed the Rev. Chancellor Williams to the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen. The chancellor is one of the ablest and most zealous clergymen in the diocese. He has for more than half a century taken a prominent position in the Welsh Church, and is perhaps more thoroughly acquainted with its real condition than most other persons. The appoint- ment gives unqualified Satisfaction throughout the diocese.
WELSH BIOGRAPHY. ABRAHAM REES, editor of the well-known Cyclo- paedia," an Unitarian minister, born 1745, in North Wales, was at first mathematical tutor in the academy at Hoxton, where he himself had finished his studies. After having filled that chair for twenty years, be became theological tutor in the Hackney College, where he remained till 1793. Distinguished equally for his pastoral virtues and his extensive knowledge, Dr. Rees died in 1825, with the reputation of being one of the most eminent scholars of England. The most considerable and the best known of his works is the New Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dic- tionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature," London, 1803, and following years, 44 vols., with plates. Composed on the plan of the Encyclopaedia of Chambers, this work long held a high position in English literature, but has in a measure become obsolete by the progress of knowledge, and has been superseded by the Penny Cyclopaedia" and other similar works HESTER LYNCH PIOZZI, the friend of Dr. Johnson and admirer of all great men, was by birth a Welsh woman. She was the daughter of John Salisbury, of Bodvel, in Carnarvonshire. She was a successful authoress, and was distinguished for her beauty and accomplishments. In the year 1763, she married Henry Thrale, a wealthy brewer, and M.P. for the borough of Southwark. Shortly after her marriage; she became acquainted with Dr. Johnson, of whom she, at a subsequent period, published some anec- dotes -her first attempt. Mr. Thrale died in 1781. His widow went to Bath, and three years after mar- ried Signor Piozzi, a Florentine music-master of that city. Dr. Johnson, who was by more than one of his friends suspected of being spooney" on the fair widow, took umbrage at this marriage, and the friendly intercourse was broken off. Mrs. Piozzi accompanied her husband to Florence soon after the marriage, and there, with Messrs. Meary, Greathed, and Parsons, wrote a collection of pieces in prose and verse, entitled the Florentine Miscellany." She was also the authoress of some other writings, including The Three Warnings," a tale;; British Synonymy, or an Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation," a work ex- hibiting much ingenuity and a considerable amount of study; and A Retrospection of a Review of the most Striking Events, and their consequences, which the last 1800 years have presented to the view of mankind." Mrs. Piozzi died at Clifton, May 2nd, 1821, aged 81 years.
THE WELSH CHURCH.—A meeting was held at the vestry, St. Michael's Church, on Wednesday, for the purpose of appointing a day for laying the foundation stone of the new Welsh church now in course of erection in this town. The exact day was not fixed upon, but it was agreed that the ceremony should take place early in April. Amongst those present were Miss Morris, the Rev. E. O. Phillips (vicar), the Rev. D. Lewis, the Rev. I. Thomas, Messrs. John Davies (mayor), Thomas O. Morgan' Thomas Jones, George Fossett, Hugh Hughes, David Roberts, H. Davies, J. Cox, and Rowland Evans. After the meeting, those present proceeded to inspect the site of the new church, where they were conducted over the works by Mr. Mills, clerk of the works, and Mr. Davis, the architect.
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS" AMERICA. NEW YORK, MARCH 4. President Lincoln delivered his inattgral ad- dress to-day, at noon. No new policy enunciated. Advices from Mobile report General Canby ready for attack on Mobile. MARCH 3. Johnstone is believed to have between 50,000 and 80,000 men, in addition to the re- inforcements he has probably received from Lee. According to the Richmond papers, Grant's troops north of the James River have moved to the left, and massed with the rest of his- army in the vicinity of Hatcher's Run.
SHIPPING J|||||^ INTELLIGENCE, ABERYSTWITH. "The following vessels arrived in this port daring the week Mar. 12 (s.s.) Express, Davies,mast., fr.Bristol 12 Constance Shaw „ „ Chester 13 Energy Thomas „ Newport 13 Towy Jones „ Milford 14 Catherine Evans Ardrossn. 15 My Lady Bennett „ „ Chester 15 Ceres Davies „ „ Newport The following vessels sailed from this pert during the week:— Mar. 10 Fanny FoU»«reill,Hughes, mast., fofrCardiff 10 Burncoos Newell »» Whitehvn. 13 (s.s.) Express Davies „ Liverpool 13 John & Mary Evans „ Maryport 13 Brothers Jones „ Llanelly 13 Primrose Jones" Seeking 13 Eugenia Syton S°* 13 Britannia Clayton )f jo. IS Two Brothers Jones „ do. 14, Jane Ellen Kees Llanelly 14 Honora Botwood „ do. 14 Castle Lewis do. )4 Waterloo Lewis „ do. 14, Sarah Jane Bowen „ Wbitehavn.. 14 Nell Morris do. 16 Constance Shaw „ Chester 16 Eaglet Jones „ Dublin | ABERYSTWITH TIDE TABLE, BROWfRQ HI^H WATER AT ABSRTSTWJTH, March. b. m. h. iu.. „ A. m. r. k. Saturday 13 10 44. 11 £ Sunday 19 11 20 11 40 Monday 20 12 a. 12 26 Tuesday 21 12 54 1 27 Wednesday 2S 2 9 2 23 Thursday 23. 3 87.. u. 20 Friday 24 4 61. 5 24 (Low Walfr abol(( six hours after) THE ABERYSTWITH OBSERVER, AND CARDIGANSHIRE GENERAL ADVERTISER Printed, and. Published by the Proprietor, Davis* at his General Printiug-Offic^, Pier- street, Aberystwith. Saturday, March 18th, 1805.