19, NORTH PARADE, ABERYSTWYTH. G. T. SMITH Has been instructed to offer tor SALE BY AUCTION, On Ille above premise. On TUESDAY, the 10 thof MARCH, 1868, At Six o'clock in the Evening, A very choice assortment of elegant and n ell-select td HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND OTHER EFFECTS, Thl Property of .'tf r. IVeh ford, who is learn g the to n: COMPRISING elegant Drawiig-room S'ite in Walnut and Green Damask, ronsifling of Centre Loo Table, Card ditto. Lounge, Two Arm Chain, and Six other (hairs; Work Table, Pier Glass, handsome and brilliant-toned Cottage Piallo In Kosewood; Bras* Mounted Window Polrs and Ring*; Curtain* and Blind- Carpet* and Hearth- rug*: Carpet Covers; Stair Rod* Table Covers; Fenders and Fire-irons Pictures, including some valuable Engravings; Vase Wax Mowers, and Chimney and other Ornaments Mahoeany, Iron, and other Bedsteads; Palliasses; Millpuff anf1 other Mattresses; Featheibeds, Rolslers, and Piilows j Chests of Drawers; Washstand- Dres-ing Tattles Chamber Ware; Towel Horses; Commodes; Cane and other Chairs; Looking Glasses Floor Cloth; Door Mats; Cocoa-nut Matting; Dinner Service; Tea Service; quantity of Glass; Cruet Stands; Clothes' Horses Knives and Forka Culinary Utensils, &c., &<. Three Month« Credit on all purchases above £ 5 on approved Security. 1. PENYCEF 1ST MIISTES, Near Aberystwyth, Cardigans/lire. G. T SMITH r Has received instructions from the Proprietor, Thomas Revis, Esq, to SELL BY AUCTIOSI • ON THE MINE, ¡ On FRIDA. Y, the 13tft of MARCH, 18G8, .4.t On8 o'clock in the Afternoon,- Subject to Conditions Ihen to tie produced and read, THE WHOLE OF THB MACHINERY k MINING PLANT Of the Penycefn Mines: COMPRISING powerful 40 ft. Water Wheel, 5ft. breast; 30ft. ditto, 4ft. breast; 30ft ditto. 18in. breast; Drawing Machine; Crushing Mill and at- tachments; Wheels and Fan: two pairs Double Jigging Machines, with Sheds and Launders; Capstan and. Shears; one Bob and connexions; Launders Balance Bob Sweep Rods; about 300 fathoms Rods, with Pulleys and Stands Timber, &c. Three Months Credit will be allowed on all purchases above jElO in amount on approred Security. G. T. SMITH, AVCIIOnBBA & VAItlEB, ACCOUNTANT, AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT, 24. Great Dark-gate Street. TO CONSUMPTIVES. DR. H. JAMES, the retired physician, continues to lend by post, free of chargs, to all who desire it, the eopy of the prescription by which his daughter was restored to perfect health from confirmed consumption, after having been given up by her physician, and despaired of by her father. Beat free to all on receipt of one stamp.—Address, O. P. BROWN, Reenter;, No. 2, King-street, Covent Garden, London. LIEBIG'S COMPANY'S EXTRACT OF MBAT. Only genuine when Baron Liebig's (Inventor's) signature is on the Jar. Retail, 2s. 2 o2^ e(i.nvalen to one p«any) half a pint of best beef tea. Sold by Chemist* & Grocers. FORTNIGHTLY STEAMERS, LONDON TO JF NEW YORK.—WILLIAM PENN, CELLA, ATALANTA, BELLONA, INDIANA leave Victoria Docks alternate Satur- days. Passengers of all classes tak-n at the lowest rates. Apply tor particulaTII to SMITH, SUNDIUS, and to., 17, GRACE- CHURCH STREET, LONDON. DR. HAMILTON'S "NEURO TONIC" is, without doubt, the sovereign remedy for Nervousness and Debility. Ptice 2s. 6d. per case. Sent all over the world. J. HAMILTON, M.D., 404, Oxford-street. To be LET or SOLD THE FARM, MANSION, and all else of PALE, i. two miles from Aberystwyth. near Hhydy- felin. Apply to W. E. Richardes, Bryneithyn; or to the publisher. TALYBONT, CARDIGANSHIRE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dt A MARKET For the Sale of Corn and other produce will he beld at the above place every FRIDAY, at Two o'clock p.m. The first Market was held on Friday, March 6th, 1868. BY ORDER. To BOOK KEEPERS. THE Gentlemen who were kind enough to ae- Jt. cept the loan of two volumes of Edgar A. Poe's works,and a Christmas vol"meof "Selections from Byron, with a preface by Algernon C. SWIO- burne," some four months ago, will much oblige by morning the same to the owner, in Lewis Terrace, at their earliest convenience. A CARD- THE COUNTY COURT. Morga". v. Smith. MR.THOMAS SMITH publicly thanks Mr MOR- G AH MOBG a us for bringing the so-called Assault Case before the County Court, and hopes that the Circumstances which led to it may meet the approval of the religious congregation of which Mr M. is the bright ornament. ASSEMBLY ROOMS, ABERYSTWYTH. ? I ODDFELLOWS' litFtt mil lift THE Committe beg respectfully to announce, J. tbat a grand EVENING CONCERT, Vocal and Instrumental, will be held at the above .00.1, on TOISDAT, M A ReB 17TH, 1868, under the patronage of E. L. PRYSE, Esq., M.P., Lord lieutenant of the County. Ma. I kg LIS BERVON, Organist of St. Michael's, .Ul preside at tbe pianoforte. J. J. GRIFFITHS, P.G., Chairman of Committee. JOHN DUGUU, P.G.M., Vice-Chairman. J. W. ROGERS, N.G., Honorary Secretary. Ð..&. VID LLOVD, 38 & 37, Great Dark-gate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. TO Loueim & private NEWLY received a uicely assorted Stock of the following very useful articles. Low price and good quality invite inspection: — Hearth Ruga Bolster Ticks Union Damask Moreens Croydon Sheeting, wide Dimities an(j narrow Coloured Table Covers Linen ditto Victoria best ditto Window Hollands Table Centres New pattern in ditto Oil Baizes Window Muslins Brown Table Linen Ditto Hangings Ditto, by the yard Fringes, Bullion and White Damask ditto ) Toilet Different widths, by I Toilet Cloths, by the the yard ) yard Towels Terry Quilts Sultana ditto Blankets Bed Ticks Every effort will be made to clear the whole off in tbe course of this month, so as to be better pre- pared for Spring and Summer Goods. The following rules are strictly observed :— 1. All for ready money only, and no abatement. t. One price asked. 3. No discount allowed. H.B. A new set of patterns of best Floor Cloths. CONCERT. A GRAND AMATEUR CONCERT, under tbe patronage of several of ihe surrounding Gentry, will be given in the NATIONAL SCHOOL- ROOM, TY'NLLJDIART, on FRIDAY, the 13th of MARCH, 1868, by several Ladies and Gentlemen, whose performances have recently given tbe greatest satisfaction. Tbe Programme will consist of a variety of Vocal and Instrumental Music, carefully selected by the Conductor, Mr W. HARVEY. Door open at half-past 6 o'clock. Concert to commence at 7 precisely. Admission: Reserved Seats, 2&, Unreserved Seats, 16.; Back Seats, 6d. Tichets can be had at Mr Cox's, Stationer j Mr Jenkins', Printer, Pier-street; Mr Jtiehards', Chandler, Llanbadam; Mr Blackwall's, TPeSi-qfiice, Ty'nllidiart; and Mr Nicholls', Druid ha, Goginan. For further particulars see Programme. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, ABERYSTWYTH. DIVINE SERVICES are held at the above place of Worship every Sunday, at 11 a m. and 6 p m. School | past 2. Prayer Meeting every Wed-esday evening at 7. 9 30, 000, E 25, 000. £ 20,000, &c. for i I ON THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH, a por- 'ion of the IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN GUARANTEED STATE LOANS will be allotted to the Subscribers. Anyone purchasing :t Share f'r £ ] has a botui-fitdv chance to obtain one of the, above-mentioned Premiums; Six Shares are given for X3. T.» save foreign postage, application for Prospectuses (which will he s..nt inritis) shouhl ho. made by letters, addressed MR. J. A iiM.VCK, 14, UCKE-TREKT, ADELPHI, LONDOS, W.C. NOTICE IS ^JEREBY GIVEN, TIIAT THE IER< O _A_ Hi CARDIGAN MILITIA WILL assemble for Twenty-seven days Training and Exercise, at Aberystwyth, on Monday, the 27th of April, 1868, when all Volunteers belong- ing to the Regiment must report themselves at Head Quarters at 12 o'clock noon, on that date. All Volunteers who have been enrolled since the 25th of April. 1867, will be called up for Preliminary Instruction Fourteen days immediately preceding the Training. These men must, therefore, present themselves at Head Quarters at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the 13th of April, 1868. By Order." C. BASSETT LEWIS, Captain and Adjutant Royal Cardigan Militia. "GoD SAVE THE QUEEN."
ABERYSTWYTH SPRING MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE On Wednesday §• Thursday, April 15th §• 16tlt, 1868, STEWARDS LIEUT. COL. PRVSg, M.F.H. H. C. FRYER, Esq. H. VAUUHAN, Esq., M.F.H. JOHN R.. HOWELL, Esq. MORGAN JONES, Esq.. M F H. f H. D. EVANS, Esq. G. G. WILLIAMS, Esq., Hon. Secretary. FiftSX^BAY. THE PRINCIPALITY HUNT STEEPLE J- CHASE of £40, added to a Sweepstakes of X4 each, £1 forfeit, second horse to s.e his stake, for horses that have been regularly hunted in Wales during the season of 186^—186 £ i and have never won any Steeple Chaste oi- Hurtle Race, in respect of which race horse duty was payable ApboAhl.4 qlilaq.. Four years old, list. five, 12st six and aged, 12st. 71 bs. Winners (Military races excepted) up to the time of starling—once, 71hs twice lOlbs. extra. To be ridden by Gentlemen riders, as inter- preted by the National Steeple Chase Rules," or by Gentlemen who are members of any established Foxhunting Club. Professionals, 7lbs. extra. To close and name to the Hon. Sec. on or before Tues- day, the 24th of March, 1868. TI] E FAIIMERS'& TRADESMEN'S STEEPLE CHASE of £15, for horses bona fide the property of Tenant Farmers and Tradesmen residing in Car- diganshire. About 2 miles. Catch weights. En- trance, 10s., to go to the fund. First horse, £15. 9econd, £ 1. third, lOs To close and name to the Hon. Sec. on April 14th, at the Gogerddan Arms Hotel, Aberystwytb, between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m. THE UNITED COUNTIES LIGHT WEIGHT STEEPLE CHASE of f30, added to a Sweepstakes of f,3 each, £ 1 forfpit second horse to save his stoke to carry list. 71 bl., the winner of the Prin- cipality 14lb%^xtra, for horses bona fide the pro- perty of residents in Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Montgomeryshire, and that have been regularly hunted in either of the said Counties during the season 1867-1868. Winners up to tbeftime of starting—once, 71bs.; twice, lOlbs. extra. (Military races excepted.) About 3 miles. Riders who have won a stake of the value of:9100 to carry 7lbs. extra. To close and name to the Hon. Sec. as in the Principality Steeple Chase. THE OPEN HURDLE RACE of £ added to a Sweepstakes of-CI each, second horse to save his stake. 2 miles over hurdles. To be handicapped by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint. To close and name as in the Principality Steeple Chase. SECOND DAY. THE WELTER STEEPLE CHASE of ;£30. added to a Sweepstakes of 3 Sovereigns eacli £1 forfeit second horse to save his stake, to carry I3st. 71bs., for horses bona fide the property of resi- dents in the counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Montgomery, and that have been regularly hunted during the season 1867-68 in either of the said counties. Winners (Military tares excepted) up to the time of starting—once 71 bs.; twice lOlbs. extra. Gentlemen riders only, as interpreted by "The National Steeple Chase Rules," or who are members of any established Fox- hunting Club. About 3 miles. To close and name to the Hon. Sec. as in the Principality Steeple Chase. THE OPEN GALLOWAY STEEPLECHASE. For horses under 14 bands 3 inches high, of xl5, added to a Sweepstakes of fl each; second horse to save his stake. About 2 miles over the Steeple Chase Course. Four years old, 9st. five, 9st. 7Ib.; six and aged, lOst. To name and close on Wednes- day, the 15th of April, at the Gogerdden Arms, Aberystwyth, between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m. THE CONSOLATION HURDLE RACE of £ forced for winners, entrance £1. Second horse to save his stake. Two miles over hurdles. To be handicapped by the Stewards, or by whom they may appoint. Post eotTY. THE PONY RACE. Conditions under which the above Races will be run:- "National Steeple Chase Rules.Three horses, the property of separate owners, and out of different stables, to JWt for each race. or the added money will be withheld. No horse is qualified to start in the above races that has ever been in a public train- ing stable, or paid race horse duty. Certificates of having been «My hunted, aigawd^|i the master of the pack with which the horse has been hunted, to be produced in the Principality, Light Weight, and Welter Stakes, if demanded. All horses running in the above races to have been in the possession of their present owner for at least two calendar months previous to their starting. All disputes, of whatever kind, to be settled by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint, and their de- cision to be strictly final. All entries for the Principality, Light Weight, und Welter Steeple Chase, to be made to the Hon. Sec., on or before March 24th Forfeits to be sent with the entries, or they will not be received. Stakes to be paid and colours named at the Gogerddan Arms, Aberystwyth, between the hours of 8 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14th. Further information may be had of G. G. WILLIAMS, K..q., Hon. Sec., Rhoscellanfawr, Aberystwyth. There will be an Ordinary on the first day of Racing, and Balls on Tuesday and Thursday. N.B.—Horses runnipg for any of the above Steeple Chases will not be liable for Race Horse Duty.
LOCAL. TOWN COUNCIL, ABERYSTWYTH. Saturday, 29th February, 1868. An adjourned meeting of the town council was held in the Town-hall, on Saturday last, to receive the report of the committee appointed to set a value upon the property of the corporation to be offered in exchange to Sir Pryse Pryse for the mill leet, now in his occupation. The members of the council present were—R. Roberts, Esq. mayor, in the chair; aldermen John Roberts and Thomas Jones; councillors John Matthews, John Watkins, Richard Morris., and T. O. Morgan. Mr J. J. Atwood represented the town clerk, who was unavoidably absent. The report of the committee was read and univer- sally approved of, and The town clerk was requested to forward the par- ticulars of the proposed exchange to Col. Pryse. C,
TOWN COMMISSIONERS, ABERYSTWYTH. Tuesday, March 3rd, 1868. A monthly meeting of the town commissioners was held in the Town-hall, on Tuesday last. The com- missioners present were-Messrs. Richard Roberts, niayor, in the chair, Thonns Jones, Dr C. Rice Williams, Captain Davies (harbour master), J. J. Atwood, Hugh Hughes, Charles Hackney, John Williams (Marine Terrace), David Roberts, David Williams. E. W. Jones. John Jones (Great Dark- gate-street), William Julian, John Jones (Commerce House), Philip Williams, John Rees, and Rowland Evans. Mr Vaughan (town surveyor), Mr Jesse Morgan (turncock), and Mr W. Rice (rate collector), were in attendance. The usual bills were examined and passed. Mr Thomas said that the finance committee had examined the general statement up to the 30th June last. The balance then ill hand was 48/. 198. Mr Thomas said that Mr Taylor had sent down the provisional order repealing the restriction on the borrowing powers of the town commissioners in the Local Government Act. Of course it would have to pass through Parliament before it was fully repealed. Mr Vaughan applied for a heavy roller for the streets, as it would be very useful in binding the stones. He had called upon Mr Ellis, of the foundry, who informed him he would make a roller of a ton weight for lOt. 106. Mr H. Hughes and Mr Atwood, as well as several other commissioners, expressed themselves in favour of granting Mr Vaughan's application. Mr Atwood thought the roller ought to be heavier. Mr Vaughan said they could add to the weight by having a box on the top, which could be filled with stones-thus adding to the weight. If it were two tons weight so much the better. It was arranged that it be left to the street com- mittee and Mr Vaughan to decide upon the proper weight of the machine to be ordered. Mr Hackney objected, thinking that the town ought to wait till their purse was replenished. Mr Thomas Jones, Mr John Jones, and Mr David Williams agreed with Mr Hackney. A letter was read from Mrs White, applying for for leave to erect a bay window on the Marine Terrace. A similar application was made by Mr Lloyd, who is building next to Mrs White, on Penbryndiodde. lioth applications were granted. BAT WINDOW QUESTION. Mr William Thomas said he had looked into the old Act respecting the law dealing with obstructions, and he found there that the first step to be taken was, for the commissioners to say if they considered such obstruction ought to be removed, and if they came to the decision that such a course ought to be adopted, then thirty days notice should be given to the owners of the property to remove the obstruc- tion. Mr Atwood insisted that the bay windows to the new houses opposite the Queen's Hotel were an en- croachment, and ought to be removed. He did not raise any objection to bay windows being constructed in the upper storeys of the houses, but they were an unquestionable encroachment on the ground floor. That street was an important access to the lower end of the Terrace. Mr Thomas Jones enquired what was the width of that street. Mr Charles James replied that it was 39 feet odd at the end nearest the stables, and 34 feet odd at the Terrace end. Mr T. Jones observed that the question was, what is an obstruction ? For what would be an obstruc- tion in one place might not be deemed so in another place. Now he thought that bay windows increased the value of a house and they were considered a great acquisition by visitors, because it enabled them to see beyond their noses. (Laughter.) Mr Atwood Then let those who desire to have bay windows build their houses back, but not en- croach on the public pavement fur their own private profit. (Hear, hear.) Mr T. Jones The question has yet to be decided whether those windows are considered by the com- missioners an encroachment in the meaning of the Act; and I think it certainly would be harsh to allow bay windows in one case and to disallow them in aiwther. T^ere was here an attempt made by several build- ers and owners of property in the room to applaud, but Mr Jones expressing a strong objection to any such manifestation of feeling, a tolerable amount of decorum was observed during the remainder of the debate. Mr Jones continued, So far as I can understand the great sin in the case is not the existence of the windows themselves, but the rash act in defiance of all authority done by the person who erected them. (Hear.) This was done in direct defiance of the commissioners, and this act was highly censurable. (Hear.) Mr C. James said that Newfoundland-street was only 35 feet wide from house to house. Mr W. Julian said that there was nothing people liked to see better in the town than bay windows. (Applause from the builders.) Mr Atwood said he was merely speaking on prin- ciple. He did not refer specially to those houses of Mr John Davies, or to those of Mr Collins he re- ferred to all such obstructions by whomsoever con- structed or erected. There were many of those ob- structions of long standing which ought to be swept away. It was wrong for instance ever to have al- lowed Mr Robert Edward to have erected that porch of his, which takes up nearly all the pathway. (Hear, bear.) And there were many other obstruc- tions of a like character which should never have been allowed. But it was not because the commis- sioners had done wrong, or allowed wrong to be done in the past, that they must continue so to do, and the sooner they made matters right the better. Mr T. Jones In that part bay windows are most desirable. They have windows of that description all along the Terrace. (Hear, hear.) Mr Atwood But we are not speaking of the Ter- race now we are speaking of the houses fronting the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. Mr Charles James enquired whether there was any definite width for the streets of the town. The Mayor Let as go on about the windows. How do you explain why it was you erected those windows against the express desire of the commis- sioners ? Mr C. James I came here to hear your decision. There were only a few commissioners here, but Mr Atwood was against me of course. Mr Atwood You are speaking of this day fort- night, I am speaking of this day month, when you were forbidden to erect these windows, and when you went away from the meeting and erected them in the teeth of that prohibition. I say that no more glaring act of disobedience to, or contempt for, the authority of the governing body of the town could be done than that. (Hear.) Mr T. Jones It was very wrong indeed very wrong. Mr C. James I was told to bring a plan of the windows here. Mr Atwood Yes and instead of doing that you go and put the windows up. I say again, if the com- missioners permit this offence to go unpunished, their authority is gone. Mr Thomas Jones: I can only repeat that Charles James was very wrong indeed; the windows ought not to have been put up without the sanction of the commissioners. The Mayor You would not object, Mr Atwood, to bay windows in all places ? Mr Atwood Certainly not; they are an adorn- ment to the Terrace and to North Parade but they are an obstruction in a narrow street. Mr T. Jones Bay windows increase the value of property, and the man who puts them in is only heaping more expense on himself, because the higher his property is valued the more rate he will have to pay. Now in this case the bay windows are no ad- vantage to Mr Davies, though aD impression to the contrary has been abroad. Mr Davies has leased thflBroBarto^awpy, and whatever his tenants may d<wlvirwiiwJe neither an advantage nor a disad- vantage to him. Mr John Jones You most not forget that two years ago Mr Davies, without any authority from the commissioners, took upon himself to send his own joiner to take a window down and because he was mayor at the time he ordered a policeman to go with his joiner and assist him. It is not fair, and we are showing partiality if we allow these windows now to stand. (Hear.) Mr Hugh Hughes I told Mr Davies at the time that be was wrong. Mr Thomas Jones There were special circum- stances to be taken into consideration in that case. Mr Davies was personally connected with the people who erected that window in Terrace Road at the time. And as he was the chief magistrate of the town then, the course he adopted was more to be praised than blamed. The Mayor: Well, what are we to do in the matter ? Mr T. Jones: Has any one in the room been to see these bay windows, because I have not ? Mr D. Williams: I have been; and I consider the bay windows a great improvement to these houses. The only person wrong in the matter was James. He ought not to have put them up against the order of the commissioners and if any one does the like again, let them be pulled down. Capt. Davies said he was of the same opinion as Mr Williams, the bay windows were a very great improvement. Dr. Williams enquired how much the footpath narrowed the road. Mr C. James: It takes eleven feet out of the road. Mr Atwood: I would not allow you to take an inch off in the approach to tbe Queen's Hotel. I do not speak in the interest of the hotel, but only in the in- terest of the town and I say that you are doing an injustice to the town in hiding or destroying one of its chief and most beautiful features of attraction, Mr T. Jones Mr Balcombe himself commenced the work by making the footpath round the hotel; and I can only say that if it were my own property I should not disallow bay windows there. I am only speaking on the facts of the case. I am not defend- ing the course pursued by Mr James. Mr C. James But the width of the road- The Mayor Let us not mix up the question. Let us confine ourselves to these particular bay windows. Mr T. Jones I saw in the OBSERVER that you offered Charles James a foot. Mr Atwood No you saw that when a foot was proposed to him he refused to entertain the idea of accepting it, and he was told he was something for his pains. (Laughter.) Let some members of the present meeting go now and view the buildings, and declare whether they consider it an encroachment or not. Mr Jones And if they do so, charge him so much for it. Mr Atwood Certainly not; if the windows are an encroachment let them be taken down if they are not let him have them free. After some further discussion, three members of the street committee, including Mr Charles Hackney, Mr John Rees, and Mr Benjamin Hughes. accom- panied by Mr Vaughan, town surveyor, and several other members of the commissioners proceeded to in- spect the place. On their return, Mr Jones Well, gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed to your verdict ? (Laughter.) Mr Hackney said that the measurement as stated by Charles James was quite correct. Mr B. Hughes said that there was room in the narrowest part of the street for four carriages to ride abreast, and in their opinion the windows were no obstruction at all. No doubt Mr James was to biamefor the course he had pursued, but he hoped that James would make a public apology for what he had done. Mr C. James I will explain how it was. I only put the windows in temporarily to see what the com- missioners would think of them. The Mayor Why did you not say that before ? Mr C. James I was waiting to see the end. Mr H. Hughes Your conduct was very wrong. After some further talk, Mr David Williams proposed that the bay win- dows be permitted to stand. Mr Thomas Jones seconded. The motion was carried. After the discussion of some minor questions, the meeting broke up. •
FREEMASONRY. FREEMASONRY. INSTALLATION OP SIR PRYSR PRYSE, BART., AS PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER OP FREEMASONS FOR SOUTH WALES, AT CARMARTHEN. To those who, whether belonging 10 the ancient order of Freemasons arnot. have ever given a passing thought to the proceedings of that extraordinary and mysterious body, it must have been tolerably well known that the very important and honourable office of Provincial Grand Master for the Western division of South Wales has, through the regretted indisposition and consequent retirement of John Johnes, Esq., of Dolaucothi, for the last three years been vacant. In that amiable and much respected gentleman, and distinguished Freemason, a tribute of affection and gratitude from his masonic brethren, as well as from tbe public generally, is justly due; from tbe former in consideration of his great and eminent skill in the mysteries and ceremonies of the craft, and from the latter for the long experience they have had of the excellence of his character, both official and private, and of the many admirable qualities which have ever adorned him as a private gentleman. The importance of the offieeof Provincial Grand Master cannot easily be estimated except by the initiated brethren of the mystic craft, hut we have- been informed by one of that illustrious body, who has made a study of its laws and regulation?, that the appointment is vested in the Grand Master of Freemasons in England and Wales, and that the brother" appointed has the same rank and power in his province as the Grand Master has in reepeet. to the whole order. He has the appointment ot every officer in his provincial lodge, with the excep- tion of the treasurer, who is elected the power to preside in every lodge he visits in his province; the power to hear and determine all subjects of com- plaint or irregularity in masonic business; under certain circumstances to advise the expulsion of a mason, or the extinction of a lodge; and generally to superintend and direct the whole of the manage- ment of masonic business within his province. It must be apparent to every one that the inter- ests of Freemasonry must suffer very considerably from the fact that so important an office should re- main long in abeyance, and the selection of a brother of the local and territorial influence and ability of Sir Pryse Pryee, Bart., ofGogerddan, must not only be a source of gratification to every lover of the masonic science in the province, but an evidence of the good taste and judgment of the Most Worshipful the Grand Master of the order, the Earl of Zetland. In Sir Pryse Pryse the brethren of the province over which he has been appointed to preside possess a chief who in all probability will long retain his authority over them, and who will exercise thai power with firmness, moderation, judgment, and ability, and who will command the respect of all those with whom he may be thrown in contact, and very considerably advance the interests of the order in the district. It was originally the intenlion of Sir Pryse Pryse to hold his first meeting in Aberystwyth, but after mature consideration be wisely decided to hold it in Carmarthen, under the auspices of the St. Peter's lodge, the members of which had had considerable experience in the conduct of provincial masonry, which the members of the Aberystwyth lodge had not had the opportunity of acquiring. Another reason may be adduced, that the old provincial offi- cers were mostly resident in Carmarthen and its neighbourhood, and that they were unquestionably, from their experience, the best men who could be selected to again fill their various offices on the ac- cession to power of a new Provincial Grand Master. A fair muster of the Aberystwyth brethren, num- bering nearly a dozen, started on Thursday last for the great meeting at Carmarthen, at which place they arrived, after a very pleasant journey over the picturesque district through which the Manchester and Milford Railway passes, at about half-past twelve o'clock. And here, perhaps, a word of ac- knowledgment may very properly be said of the kindness of the railway tooipany, who gave the brethren the privilege of travelling to Carmarthen and back for the two days for a single fare, which was certainly a very handsome and generous act on their pari. The preliminary proceedings commenced at two o'clock, when, in tbe elegant and beautifully fitted and furnished lodge-room of St. Peter's, masonic business was commenced in due form, and solemn prayer by the Worshipful Master of the lodge, Brother Davies, who, with the lest of his officers, ebowedan extraordinary knowledge of the impres- sive nature and working of uiasontc ceremonies. A very distinguished and expert freemason, Brother Theodore Mansell Talbot, of Morgam Park, the P.G.M. for the eastern division of South Wales, had been requested to perform the ceremony of in- stallatiou-and certainly,if we except his talented de- puty Broth- rMorris,ofSw«usea, nomoieskilled Free- mason could be selected for so important a t8!\k- but owing to a somewhat extraordinary oversight, the letter requesting that gentleman to do so was not replied to until the very eve of the meeting. The ceremony was therefore performed by Brother Stedman Thomas, P M., an old member and master of St. Peter's lodge, Carmarthen, who has won for himself a high rpputation among Freemasons for his skill in the conduct and working of masonic ceremonies. The newly Installed P.G.M. then proceeded to invest his officers for the ensuing year, and showed by his general management a very considerable knowledge of the science of masonry. A procession was then formed by the P.G.D.C., Brother Parry, Solicitor, Haverfordwest, and tbe whole party, numbering nearly a hundred brethren, headed by their newly-installed P.G.M., attended divine service at the beautiful church of SI. Peter's, which is a fine old edifice about 500 yards from the lodge-room, and consisting internally of a nave, side aisle, transept, and chancel, and containing several remarkably beautiforstained glass windows of very chaste and elegant Scriptural designs, and a very fine-toned and powerful organ, the melodious and beautiful strains of which, under the well known and admirable skill of the Provincial Grand, organist, Brother H P: G. Brooke, (formerly or- ganist. of St. Michael's, in this town, but now ol St. Peter's, Carmarthen,) added very greatly to the im- pressiveness and solemnity of the scene and occa- sion, when, in the presence of a vast concourse of spectators who lined the streets and the interior of the church, the brethren entered the sacred edifice. Puyers were then read by Brother Rev. T. Morgan, curate of St. Peter's, which were followed by a very beautiful anthem, taken from the 133rd psalm, which had been comPosed for the occasion by Brother Brooke, P.G.O., and which was, both in- strumentuJlyand yocally, rendered in a very supe- rior manner. A sermon was then preached by the P.G. chap- lain Brother Rev. J. Thomas upon the merits of Freemasonry, and its intimate connexion with religi- on of the highest type, and virtue, and morality. The reverend brother was very successful in his illustra- tions of the several leading principles of the order, and especially those of temperance, fortitude, pru- dence, and jostice. The procession was then reformed, and after 8t. Peter's lodge-room had been revisited, and the masonic business brought to a close, the brethren adjourned at 6 o'clock to banquet, provided by Brother V. Rees, of the Ivy Bush Hotel, who fully sustained his well known celebrity as a caterer, where the usual loyal and masonic toasts were drunk in "beakers" of Champagne, provided by the kindness and liberality of the P.G.M. Several good songs were sung, and interesting speeches made, and, after spending a very pleasant evening, the party broke up about 10 o'clock. ♦
COUNTY COURT, ABERYSTWYTH. Thursday, 5th March 1868. Before Arthur J. Johnes, Esq., judge. As usual, the earlier part of the day was occu- pied in hearing undisputed cases. ASSAULT. Morgan Morgans v. Thomas Smith. Mr Hugh Hughes appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr J. J. Atwood for the defendant. Mr Hughes stated the plaintiff's case. His client was assistant-overseer for the parish of Llanfihangel Upper. On the 20th November last the plaintiff called on the defendant for parish rates, and asked him civilly for the rates. The rest of the geutle- man's statement is embodied in the following evidence. Morgan Morgans, sworn: Witness is assistant- overseer. The defendant lives in the new farm. in • the same parish. Went to bis bouie to demand certain rates due hy him. Saw his servant, and asked for his master, but could not see him then. Told the servant he must have the rates in a week, when he would call again. Then went away towards home; and when about a field from the farm the defendant followed and overtook him, and gave him a whack on the back with a great stick, which was broken with the blow. Witness was knocked insensible, and bad his coat torn. Some one at a distance saw the assault, and cried out. (Stick produced. The defendant beat witness when on the ground. Cross-examined by Mr Atwood. Richard Edwards, examined by Mr Hughes: Witness lives near the defendant, at Cwmystwyth, and was within tbe length of a field from the plate where the assault took place. Saw the plaintifl Tunning away and the defendant CoHo«ing. »ii'! striking him with a stick. Saw the plnilltiff fall down. Cried out when he saw plaintiff on the ground. Saw his coat torn afterwards. Cross-examined by Mr Atwood. Eliat Richards was examined to corroborate the statements of plaintiff and his other witness as to the amount of injury inflicted. Mr Atwood, for the defence, admitted the assault, but said it was caused by the irritated feeling of the defendant, who had caught, the plaintiff taking liberties with his female servant in his (delend»ut'») house. Judgment for the plaintiff, in 71, and costs.
OUR POSTAL SERVICE. From the following letter, which is addressed to the Lord-Lieutenant of the county, it will be seen that the agitation which we have been carrying on for some months past in favour of an improved postal system for Aberystwyth is about being crowned with success. To tho ready, active, and powerful co-operation of Sir Thomas 0. Lloyd, M.P. for the county, and Co!. Pryse, M.P. for the boroughs, this town, and, indeed, the neighbourhood and whole county, owe a debt of gratitude, which, no doubt, will be handsomely repaid when the day of reckoning arrives:— General Post-office, 29th February, 1868. Sir,—In. reply to your letter of the 21st inst. I have the honour to inform you that the department is still in communication with the Railway Company with a view to obtain an improvement of the existing service on the Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth line, and, if possible, the establishment of a new service by railway to Abrrdovev, Towyn, &c. I will not fail to inform you of the result of the negotiation as soon as a definitive answer has been received from the company. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient, humble Servant, Lieut. Colonel Pryse, M.P. JOHN TILLEY.
POPULAR READINGS. The next of these popular literary and musical entertainments will be held at the new School- rooms, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday, the 11th inst. The chair will be filled on the occasion by Thomas Jones, Esq. The number of casualties occurring, in consequence of which the Readings had to he postponed from last week to the next, have been attended with one very beneficial effect,— the pro- gramme for next Wedn sday "ill he more full and varied than any programme hitheito issued by the committee of the Popular Readings.
SUMMARY OF HOME AND FOREIGN NEWS.—HOME. LONDON, WEDNESDAY. We have had delightful spring weather during the past week only one fault can possibly be found with it, and that is, it is almost too mild to be sea- sonable, in consequence of which vegetation is ad- vancing so rapidly that I fear its progress will be endangered by the frosts and severe weather we shall in all probability experience before winter takes its final departure. It is gratifying to find that the mildness of the weather has had no bad effect on the public health where sanitary measures are properly enforced. The registered returns of last week show a most satisfactory proof of the health of the metropolis. During the week the death returns were less by 243 than the estimated number. The annual rate of mortality in London is shown to be 22 in 1,000; in all the other large towns except three it is shown to be higher. But, notwithstanding this, I am sorry to state that the e has been a rather alarming outbreak of fevjr and small pox in Paddington and St. Pancras, indeed, the prevalence of the latter in London being much greater than elsewhere is well worth the considera- tion of the parish authorities. It is almost always to be found in the low neighbourhoods, where the ventilation is bad, and the drainage worse, and the amount of trouble the sanitary inspectors have to take before they can succeed in getting vacated the places which they condemn as unfit for human habi- tation is incredible. In St. Pancras workhouse and hospital accommodation for small pox patients last week cost upwards of 88/. It is feared that vacci- nation is not sufficiently attended to; and another great difficulty, and the means of propagating the disease, is the clothes of the patients. It will hardly be believed that in a parish where small pox patients exist in such numbers there should be no provision made of a place where clothes and bedding may be purified or destroyed. There is great difficulty in getting clothes washed, and almost as much in get- ting them destroyed. There ought to be a laundry where such things might be purified by dry heat, and a room of the kind might be made useful for fumigating all clothes and bedding requiring it. The ) saving effected by not having to replace clothes, bedding, &c., destroyed would soon pay the expense uf such a room. I believe the St. Pancras authori- ties are considering the matter. The past has been a great week witb tbe London Operative Tailors. A large meeting, at which 600 operatives belonging to the Protection Association of that body were present, was held at Cleveland Hall, Fitzroy Square. None were admitted but those who were clear on the books of the society, the object of the meeting being to re-organise the society on the same principles as those adopted by the Amalgamated Societies. The rules appeared to give satisfaction to those present, and were unanimously adopted. The amalgamated tailors appear rather inclined to go in for gaiety, as they are to have a ball and entertainment at Cleveland Hall on the 23rd inst Every exertion is being made to render this entertainment a great success, and the proceeds are to be devoted to the Emigration Society. The advantage of emigration is being strongly urged upon tailors by those who take a prominent part in their meetings, the benefit of which seems VI ry one- sided. and that side is certainly not the emigrant. America is quite as overdone with tailors, if not more so, than England, and tailors, as a class, are not well suited for emigration, as they cannot adapt themselves easily to other kinds of employment, and, if out of work, are far worse off and shiftless in another country than their own. It is doubtless to the advantage of this country and the union to which they belong to get rid of persons likely to become chargeable upon them but there ends any benefit that I can see. Therefore, I don't see that the tailors will really lose anything if their jovial friends are not quite as successful as they hope to be in dancing them out of the country. Of course the reconstruction of the cabinet, con- sequent on the resignation of Lord Derby, and th • appointment of Mr Disraeli as Premier, has formed the chief subject of political gossip this week. There has been much speculation on the appointment of Mr Ward Hunt to be Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Financial Secretary to the Treasury in the late Government he has been, up to the present time, but little known as a public man of much promise. and has no family influence to hack him Notwith- standing, he has got the most important office Mr Disraeli.has to bestow, and at a comparatively early age (forty-three). Mr Ward Hunt is described to me by one who professes to know him thoroughly well as possessing a singularly clear head, and a great talent for figures-in fact, one of the greatest financiers of the day. Whether this be so or not he has, no doubt, the stuff in him to make a man of some mark, a fact which his right hon. chief, a clever man himself, and risen from the ranks, has had astuteness enough to discern and turn to ac- count. Rumour said last week that the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury had been offered and refused by Lord Robert Montagu; this was not the case, as it was offered to and at once accepted by Mr Sclater-Booth, late of the Poor Law Board, where he held office with some success. The change in the Lord Chancellorship is variously commented on. It is generally supposed that the appointment of Lord Cairns is to increase the debat- ing power on the Government side of the House, on the other hand it is stiH contended that the latt ap- pointment to the bench made by the late Lo d Chancellor was the means of determining his tenure of office, though no one, I believe, disputes the fitness of that appointment. Your readers are by this time, no doubt, aware that Lord Derby will take no part in official matters, and that Mr Spencer Walpole has also retired from his membership. Every one is looking anxiously forward for to-morrow afternoon as the real opening of this year's parliamentary cam- paign. The questions of Borough Representation, the condition of Ireland, and last, but perhaps not least, the Compound Householder, are the great ones ) of the day. Doubtless before this appears in type a day will have been named for the motion of the hon. member for Cork. A great deal of interest is being excited in the metropolis concerning Sunday trailing, and the bills affecting it, which are about to be brought into Par- liament. Mr Jabel Smith's bill for the Sunday Closing of Public-houses will, as is usual with such bills, meet with a strong and determined opposition. I notice that in many of the publ.c-houcps petitions are announced for signature against the bill, as making one law for the rich and another for the poor—that while the rich man can have his club, the poor man is denied his beer. They certainly seem to lose sight of the fact that a club is a private institution amongst a certain number of men for mutual convenience. I have often wondered why a compromise cannot be effected with regard to public- houses on Sundays; why cannot they be open for the sale of beer and spirits the same as at present on Sundays, but with the restricton that no liquors are to be drunk on the premises. This would, I I think, do something towards satisfying both sides. As to Mr Hughes's Sunday Trading Bill, albeit, reasonable enough in many respects, is most exces- sively unpopular, and is causing its promoter, Mr Hughes, to be excessively unpopular also. Indeed, from all I can see, there appears every probability that he will lose his seat in consequence of his sup- port of that measure. Lambeth is looked upon as the arena of a great political fight at the next elec- tion. Doulton has not a leg to stand on. Many of his warmest supporters deserted him when he be- came an Adullamite, and the few who remained have been estranged by the recent proceeding at the l Metropolitan Board of Works. It is most doubtful ] whether he will go to the poll, and if he does he will not have the ghost of a chance, as I do not believ ,e can poll more than 500 votes in this great consti- tuency ot 400,000 souls. Lambeth is now placarded with addresses to the constituents from Mr Alison of York Terrace, Regent's Park, and Mr W. Me Arthur, sheriff of London, both in the Liberal interest. In addition to these, and the two present members, who, it is understood, will offer themselves for re-election, Mr Lawrence and Mr Hartwell have declared their intention to become Liberal candi- dates, and to go to the poll. The Parochial Critic. the local paper, announced a fortnight ago that Mr Samuel Morley would be a probable candidate, bui there does not seem to have been the slighest foun- dation for such an announcement, in view of the proceedings of the Bristol Liberals, in reference to that gentleman. Lastnight(Tuesd:Ly)!tmec-tingot the London Working Men's Association was held s:t head-quarters, in the Old Bailey, to consider the chances of Mr Hartwell's candidature, aud it was thought that from the present aspect of things, and considering how largely the working men element preponderates in the borough of Lambeth, that Llartwell, who is honorary secretary of the associa- tion, would have a very good chance of succes- if he were to go to the poll. Another meeting, convened by the Conservative Association, has just been held, not for the purpose of bringing forward a'Conser- vative candidate, unless a split in the Liberal party should justify such a course, but to give their sup- port to ihe most Conservative of the Liberal candi- did..tes. This may have given rise to rumours current in the borough yesterday, that Lord Alfred current in the borough yesterday, that Lord Alfred Churchill and Sir Henry Bulwer would also become candidates As a neutral my own opinion is that Mr W. McArthur is pretty sure of one seat, and if Mr Hugh es is not re-i lected the chances at present are rather in favour of Mr Alison for the other.
PUBLIC MEETING. In compliance with a numerously signed requisi- tion to the mayor of Aberystwyth, his worship has been pleased to summon a public meeting at the Town Hall for Tuesday evening next, at 7 o'clock. The object of the meeting is, according to the printed requisition, -1 to concert measures for securing the erection at Aberystwyth of the proposed new county gaol."
LAMPETER. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at the Town-ball, on Saturday last, belore the Very Rev. Llewellyn Lewellin, clerk, D.C.L., and William Jones, Esq., Llwynygroes. Evau Williams, of Cwmann, eooper, was sum- moned by P.C. Thomas Thomas, for having been drunk and riotous on the 1.41h ult., in High-street. Defendant admitted the offence. Fined I- and 9s. 6d. costs, or in default to be imprisoned for 14 days, with hard labour. ♦
PETTY SESSIONS, LLANILAR. Friday, 7th March, 1868. Before G. W. Parry, Esq., and James Davies, Esq. CAUTION TO CARRIERS. P.C. E. Elias,sworn Witness met the defendant, Griffith Jones, on the 6th February last at Figure Fo ir. He had a cart with two horses. The name on the cart was illegible. It was covered with dirt. Mr James Davies (magistrate) said be had cau- tioned the lad before the policeman saw him, tell- ing him be was liahle to be fined; and he replied, Whatever you can do, do it." Tbe defendant, expressed his sorrow, and said he did not know who Mr Davies was at the time. Fined 2s. 6d., and costs. Mr Parry said that had the defendant been civil to Mr Davies lie would have been inclined to overlook the offence. The fine and costs amounted to 13s. 6d. FURIOUS DRIVING. P.C. E. Elias, sworn: On the 17i h or last month saw a rart with two horses on the road. Daniel Davies was lying in the body of the cart. The horses were going at a furious rate. This was at Ponillanyehaiain, within 4 miles of Aberystwyth. Witness stopped the horses. It was market day, and there was a great nnmher of people on the road going to market, and vehicles. Fined 5. and costs, amounting in all to 17s. 6d. Several affiliation cases were disposed of. S, veral summonses for aon-payooent of rates were also dii-posed of. •
GOGINAN. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. — An accident of a very serious nature occurred a, Esgerlly mine, near Pont. erwyd to a miner riHDied Ef>eOPZer Jones. Vagwr. fawr, while bia-tilig a rock in the above mine, on the 4th inst. He received a compound fracture of the right thigh, and the bridge of his nose was broken. He also received several wounds on dit- ferent part of his body. Dr. Rowland, of Goginan, as usua1, promptly attended, and set his thigh, dressed his wounds, and gave hope of his recovery. -Comnaunicated.
TREGARON. The Tregaron monthly market is quite a success. A great number of cattle were sold at advanced prices on Tuesday last. We are happy to state that there is an upward movement in cattle by the brisk demand at this market. There was art excellent supply of fat pig-, and an equally excellent demand at upward prices. There is a good prospect for the stieep market, wtiich i* soon to eorne on. All the t)re,ders in the neighbourhood will fiHrI it to he to their interest to bring sheep not only from the neighbourhood, but also from distant districts, for many dealers have signified their intention of attending as buyers.. The railway COfnmuhicalion with Tregaron enables dealers from all parts of the country to attend the markets and fairs, and they can have their purchases carried to any part ot the kingdom with the ntmost facility. Communicated.
MR. DISRAELI. We learn from the People's Magazine that the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli, her Majesty s First Lord of the Treasury, and leader of the House of Commons, was born in the year 1805, at Braden- ham House, in Buckinghamshire. His father was that Isaac Disraeli who, as author of the 'Curiosi- ties of Literature,' is familiar to allluvers of quaint learning and graceful humour. The elder Disraeli was sprung from a Jewish family of the purest, or Sephardim race-that, namely, which has never left the shores of the Me aterranean, and was—if ancient origin, noble blood, and unstained caste can make a man one—a very aristocrat of aristocrats. His father, the statesman's grandfather, the son of a Venetian merchant, settled in England in 1748, where he lived for nearly seventy years, and died in 1817, at the age of ninety. Isaac was born in 1766 he married in 1802 a Miss Bassevi, by whom he had four children, and died at Bradeuham in 1848. The First Lord of the Treasury appears to combine in his own person the characteristics of both his father and grandfather,-the literary and imaginative tuin of the author of the Cunositit a,' with the practical, busines. -like sagacity of the successful merchant. "Mr Disreali first became known to the general public as the author of4 Vivian Grey,'in which it has been the fashion to believe that he meant to draw his own picture This novel made a consider- able sensation, and its author was of course a marked man. But he did not stay long in England to enjoy his reputation. Shortly after its publication he went abroad, and in the course of some four or five years' travel he visited most of the spots famous either for natural beauty or historical associations in Europe and Asia Minor During his absence from England he wrote 'Contarini Fleming' and the 'Young Duke.' But the political changes which were at the time taking place at home perhaps t4 Id him tl a' the opportunity had at length arrived for making the grand experiment of lite, and securing a seat in the House of Commons. In the summer of 1832 the Reform Bill became law. Parliament was immediately dissolved, and Mr Disraeli hurried to England, and issued an address to the electors of High Wycombe. "Mr Disraeli was supported, at first, by a com- bination of Radicals and Tories against the Whig candidate but the former party, discovering that his Radicalism was something very different from their own, deserted him at the poll, and he was defeated by a small majority. In the following year he issued an address to the electors of Marylebone, on the same principles but the expected vacancy not oc- curring, he was a second time disappointed of his object. In this year were published the 'Wondrous Tale of Alroy' and the 'Rise of Iskander,'and in 1834 the 'Revolutionary Epic In 1836 he published the best of all his novels, Henrietta Temple, and Venetia,'an interesting story, containing sketches, not perhaps entirely successful, of Byron and Shelley. The same year brought out his letters of RunBy- mede,' a series of attacks on the administration of Lord Melbourne. But he was now about to pass on to another stage, and to take his final farewell of literature as a literary man. In the summer of 1837 the king died, and at the ensuing general election Mr TA• i- _a.ro.A for Mnu1Q.tnnn. srueu was -1: "His parliamentary reputation, which had been steadily rising since 1841, became something more than parliamentary with the publication of Con- ingsby' in 1844, and of' Sybil' in 1845. Before the publication of these works Mr Disraeli had ceased to be a regular supporter of Sir Robert Peel, though he remained on the Conservative benches. We have often thought that the relations between these two men were very like what are said to have existed between Pope and Addison the one in possession of the throne cold, jealous, and respectable; the other fighting for recognition, angry, sarcastit, and auda- cious. It was impossible for the two to have been friends, and it boots not now to inquire which of them was most in fault. But the retirement of Sir Robert Peel from the leadership of the Conservative party left a great opening to Mr Disraeli, which he was not slow to seize. In the autumn of 1848 Lord George Bentinck, who had led the opposition for two sessions, died suddenly of apoplexy, and Mr Disraeli stepped without question into the unrivalled position of leader of the country gentlemen of Eng- land. That is twenty years ago, and Mr Disraeli is now—First Lord of the Treasury. -7 In 1852, on L 'rd Derby's first accession to office, VIr Disraeli w,is placed for the first time in the posi- rion ot Chancellor of the Exchequer, and acquitted himself to the complete satisfaction of his party out, as many of our readers may remember, he was outvoted on the budget. During the Crimean war MrDi-raeli and his party supported the Coalition Ministry, and in 1858 he was again summoned to power under Lord Derby as Chancellor of the Ex- chequer and leader of the House of Commons. In 1859 it devolved on him to introduce the first Con- servative Reform Bill, and he has lately told us that Lord Derby's cabinet then came to the conclusion that between the existing 10/. franchise and house- hold suffrage there was no trustworthy halting- place. They determined at that time to abide by the former; and this having been rejected, they were, in 1867. compelled to fall back upon the latter. The second reading of their first bill was thrown out by a majority of thirty-five. A dissolution fol- lowed, and in the new parliament a vote of want of confidence in the ministry was carried by a majority of tlvrteen. Mr Disraeli again resigned, and made way for the s.^eond ministry of Lord Palmerston, who retained office till his death. "The rest is soon told. At the death of Lord 1 almerston, ill October, 1865, the House of Com- mons re-assembled under the leadership of Mr Gladstone, who had a nominal majority of seventy. But the party which followed Mr Gladstone were like the troopers who pursued Hub Roy-their hearts were not in their work. The majority melted like a snowdrift, and before Midsummer Lord Derby and Mr Disraeli were in office for the third time. On the resignation of Lord Derby, in February last, Mr Disraeli was made Prime Minis- ter of England During the session of 1867 a great political change took place, which it is beyond our province to comment upon. and which is too fresh in the recollection of our readers to require description. It is generally agreed thattthe new Reform Bill marks a great historical epoch in the parliamentary history of England whether for good or for evil remains to be seen."
FRANKFORT HOUSK, ABERYSTWYTH -Among the many little events and the round of changes which ms our duty as chroniclers to record, the return of Mrs Leon to her old home in Pier-street is by no means the least conspicuous. Her determination to retire from business some few months ago was at the time strongly condemned and reprobated by many of her friends, who were very unwilling IJh. should leave the town, and at their request she has consented to return, no doubt finding that the babita and associations of many years are not so easily changed and broken up. Frankfort House has far hall a century and morp been a kind of institution in the town, and will, doubtless, continue so, under the utile and skilful management of its proprietress, whom we are most glad to welcome back to her old home
REVIEWS. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY ON TR8 HOLT BIBLE London: Cassell, Petter, &- Galpm, Lud- yale Hill, E C. The first number of this work, which is before us, gives promise of the most complete and beautiful edition of Commentary on Holy Writ that the world has yet seen. The letter-press is exhaustively full and to prove the perfection of the glorious engrav- ings wilb which the work is illuminated, it is only necessary to state that they are of the pencil of the great young French artist, Gustave Dore, whose wonderful famp is connected with" Doré's Bible," "Laii,ortiiie'sFir-ebras," &c.,andwhich hasgiveneven Tupper's philosophic" rubbish a deathless renown. No household ought to be without this great Com- mentary. BABY MAY, AND OTHER POEMS, BY W. C. BE". N ET. London: Rout/edge Sf Sons, bulgote HiU. Mr Bennett has happily been induced to give to the public a cheap edition of his really pretty poems. There is a sense of taste and tenderness pervading the whole volume, which makes it wel- come 10 every heart and home in the land. Many of these poems are so refined in feeling that they can be only truly appreciated by wives and mothers.
Temperature ( f the months of November and De- cember, 1867, and January and February, 1868, at Aberystwyth. Daily Maximum and Minimum in shade.
Nov. DEC. jAJt. FEB. DATE ——————————, —————————— Max. Min. Mat. Min. Max Min. Max. Min. -1-1- 1 49 45 53 32 35 26 48 41 2 51 38 36 29 32 27 45 38 3 51 48 38 29 32 23 42 37 4 52 45 43 37 34 31 46 42 5 51 39 44 36 35 32 46 41 6 48 39 39 32 37 33 46 40 7 48 43 38 32 35 29 46 37 8 50 37 38 34 36 29 4a 30 9 49 37 44 34 31 30 44 41 10 48 35 47 43 36 35 45 43 11 46 34 48 45 46 37 47 35 }2 44 41 48 44 47 41 45 42 13 47 44 47 44 48 41 46 42 14 48 44 49 46 49 40 47 40 10 51 45 49 46 47 41 44 34 16 47 40 48 46 52 46 45 38 17 43 34 48 40 20 42 47 34 18 46 41 43 33 49 41 47 38 19 48 37 42 36 46 38 48 32 20 43 32 47 42 42 37 47 42 21 44 32 49 45 41 35 47 37 22 44 35 47 38 41 32 45 40 23 44 34 50 45 38 28 46 43 24 46 35 51 43 46 39 48 44 25 48 45 47 38 45 40 48 44 26 48 37 45 40 44 36 48 43 27 44 35 44 31 46 42 47 44 ot If 37 44 30 46 38 50 42 in ti 41 36 43 40 47 26 30 53 49 39 32 45 44 31 37 30 49 44 Register of rainfall at Aberystwyth in the montb of reforuary, l.°68, Total depthi n the month 218 in. Greatest fall in 24 hours occurred on the 2nd of the montb -39 in. Number of rainfall days on which '01 or more rain fell 16 C. RICE WILLIAMS, M.D.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLs-With the changing season it is prudent for all to rectify any ailment aftiii tintc them but it is incumbent on the aged, suffering under ulcerations and similar debilitating causes, to have them re- moved, or worse consequences will follow Thi< Ointment in their remedy on its powers all may confidently rely; it not only puts thi ir sores out of site, but extirpates the t-ource of 11111- Phief, extracts the rorrodinp poison, and stimulates nature to till up the ulcer with sounri, healthy granulations, that will abide through life. Under this treatment bad legs soon become sound, scorbutic skins cast off their scales, and scrofulous sores cease to annoy. Such hope for the diseased was unknown in former days.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH, Monday, March 2nd, 1868. Wheat 9s. Od. to 9s. 6d. per bushel, Barley 5s. Od. to 5s. 3d., Oats 3s. Rd. to 3s 9d. per bushel, Potatoes (new) 9d. per lb. from Birmingham, (old) 3s. Od. to 3s. 3d. per bushel, Butter (fresh) Is. 2d (salt) 104(1. per lb., Eggs 21 for Is., Cheese (Welsh) 3d. per lb., Beef 8d. to 9d per lb., Mutton 8d. to 9d. per lb., Veal 5 £ d per lb Pork 7d. per lb Lamb 2s. per lb., or 15s per quarter, Turbot Is., per lb., Fowls 2s. 6d. to 3s 6d. per couple, Turkeys 5s to 7s each, Hares 3s. 6d each, Rabbits lOd. each, Oysters (na- tives) Is, 3d, to Os. Od a score, Grapes 2s. a pound, Apples 2s. per IOU, Oranges 16 for Is., Herrings 16 for Is Lobsters 2s. per lb., Wool Is. 3d. per lb. WELSHPQOL.-YVheat. per 801b., 1111 Od to lis 0d, Barley, pei 4U its., Gs 0(1 to fis 3d, Oats per bag, 188 Od to 2Ss Od. 11 for Is, Butter Is 2d to Is 3d per Ib, Fowls 3s 0<1 to 4s Od • couple, Ducks, 4s Od to 5tI Od., Potatoes 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. per bushel. TARMARTHEN.—Wheat from 6s 10d to 8s. Od. per busbel of 04 l' Burley 4s 9d. to .5.. 4d. per bushel 01 541b., Oalll 2B. to 3.1. per bushel of 40in.,Flour 34s. to 48s. per sack of 280lbs. OSWBSTJtY. Wheat, 10s. 6d. to lis, 6d., Barley, grinding 5s. 3d. to 5s. 6d., Oafs, 4s 6d. to 4s. Od., per measure, Butter, I*. 2d. to Is. 3d. a lb., Fowl. Ss. 6d. to 3s 9d. a couple, Eggs 10 to 12 for Is., Ducks, 48 Od to 4s 6d a couple, Potatoes, 10 lb. for fid. WREXHAM.—White Wheat lis. 3s. to lis. 6d., Red Wheat lis. Od. to lIs. 2d., Oats 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d., Malting- Barley 0s Od toOs. Hd., Grinding Barley 5s. 6s. to 6s. Od., Potatoes 3s. Od. to 3s Od. a measure, Cutter Is. 2d. to Is 3d. a lb., Fowls 3s. 6d. to 4s. Od. per couple, llucks 4s. to 4s 6d. per couple, Eggs II tor 1,
THE VALE OF AYRON FOXHOUNDS (Capt. Vaughan a) WIL1* MBET OX Monday, 9th March Bwlchbycban %Vetlllesday, flili wfkreh Mae.y,-riigiau Saturday, 14th March The Keunels AT 10.30. O'CLOCK.
Beattie. On the^23rd ult., aged 78 years, George Jeffreys, Esq., of Glandyfi Castle, near this town. On the 28th ult., Catherine, wife of Edward James, ship carpenter, Tanycae, in this town. On the 1st inst, at 54, Marine Terrace, in this town, after a lingering illness, respected and re- gretted by a large circle of acquaintances, Mr. James Miller, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, aged 59 years. On the 1st inst., aged 58 years, Mrs. Jane Mor- gan, Prospect-street, in this town. On the 2nd inst., the beloved wife of Mr. David Griffiths, Tailor, of this town. On the 5th inst., aged 66 years, Capt. John Ed- wards, Mariner, Prospect-street, in this town. On the 6th inst., Margaret, widow of the late Richard Davies, Trefechan, in this town. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, DAVID JENKINS, at his General Printing-Office, Pier- street, Aberystwyth. Saturday, March 7, 1868.