FOR SALE. Sixteen Casks of PORTLAND CEMENT. Apply at 44, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth. FOR SALE, RHEIDOL MINES, 300 SHARES. All Calls up to this paid up. Apply to Mrs. WALL, Myrtle Villa, Welshpool. WANTED, A GOOD PLAIN COOK for a Family in Lon- don. (Welsh preferred.) Apply iaxmediately to Morgan Hughes, Gardener, Terrace Road. TAILORS WANTED. Number no object. Promptly. Apply to WALL & Co., Welsh- pool. A number of Men wanted for Light Cavalry Overalls. TO be LET, from the 12th of May, 1870, a HOUSE & SHOP, No. 8, Little Dark-gate- street, three doors below the Corn Market, Aber- ystwyth. Apply to B. Hughes, Ironmonger. TO TAILORS. t WANTED, Experienced Hands in the above Trade. Apply at once at John Richards & Co's, Clothiers and General Drapers, 10, Market- street, Aberystwyth. DANCING & DEPORTMENT. MR. d'EGVILLE PROPOSES visiting Aberystwyth about the 15th P of June. Communications addressed to him will be duly attended to at No. 3, Edgar Street, Worcester. LLANDRINDOD WELLS. A CLERGYMAN residing here for the benefit of _i_ his health wishes to receive a few BOARDERS during the Season, or would take charge os an Inva- lid Child or Adult. Address,—Vicar, 2, Norton Terrace. SODA WATER, LEMONADE, & GINGERADE, Manufactured from pure Spring Water. WHOLESALE Prices, sent free by post, on ap- plication to JONES, GREEN, & Co., Mineral Water Works. Aberystwyth. Sold by Hotel-keepers, Chemists, Grocers, and Con- fectioners in Town and Country. P.S. The Manufactory is situated on the Llan- badarn Road, close to the North-gate House. USTEW MARKETS, MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH.. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS willing to Contract for the Erection of these Markets, are invited to send in sealed Tenders, addressed to the" Building Committee, under cover, to us, on or before Saturday, the 7th May next. The Plans and Specifications may be inspected at our Office after the 26th inst.; and any further information obtained on application to us. It is not to be understood that the Committee pledge themselves, to accept the lowest or any tender. GEO. JONES & SON, Architects & Surveyors, Aberystwyth. April 21st, 1870. LS "2ft KINAHANIS L. L. WHISKY. KINAHAN'S L. L. WHISKY. DUBLIN EXHIBITION, 1865. This celebrated Old Irish Whisky gained the Dublin Prize Medal. It is pure, mild, mellow, delicious, and more wholesome than the finest Cognac Brandy. Wholesale at 8, Great Windmill Street. London, W. CAUTION.—In purchasing from the Agents, observe the red seal, pink label, and cork branded KINAHAN'S L.L. WHISKY. TO BE LET, IN a Genteel Villa, situate one mile from the fashionable Watering Place of Aberystwyth. Two or Three BEDRROOMS, a PARLOUR, and DRAWING ROOM, most elegantly and comfort- ably Furnished. Attached to the Residence are Two large and Fruitful GARDENS. Apply for particulars to J. W. ROGERS, Auctioneer, House Agent, &c., Manchester House, Aberystwyth. fr\HE TOWN COUNCIL of the Borough of X Aberystwyth are desirous of receiving Tenders for the RENTAL of the NEW PUBLIC SLAUGH- TER-HOUSE, DWELLING-HOUSE, & PREMI- SES. Further particulars and all information can be had at my Office, where Sealed Tenders, endorsed Slaughter-house," are to be spnt not later than Tuesday, th 3rd May next. JOHN PARRY, Town Clerk's Office, Aberystwyth, TOWII Clerk. April 14th, 1870. The Bankruptcy Act, 1861. In the County Court of Cardiganshire, holden at Aberystwyth. IN the matter of JOHN PARRY, of Bryn, in the Parish of Llanymowddwy, in the County of Merioneth, Gentleman's Servant, adjudged Bank- rupt on the 9th day of Dedember, 1869. An Order of Discharge will be delivered to the 11 Bankrupt after the expiration of Thirty days from this date, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court Dated this 20th day of April, 1870. ROBERT EDWARD, High Bailiff. The Bankruptcy Act, 1861. In the County Court of Cardiganshire, holden at Aberystwyth. IN the matter of JOSEPH JONES, of Tyddinwilcock, J- in the Parish of Llanymowddwy, in the County of Merioneth, Farmer, adjudged Bankrupt on the 9th day of December, 1869. An Order of Discharge will be delivered to the Bankrupt after the expiration of Thirty days from this date, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of the Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated this 20th day of April. 1870. ROBERT EDWARD, High Bailiff.
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWYTH. Wednesday, 11th April, 1S70. Before John Davies Esq. FURIOUS DRIVING. David Jones, son of John Jones, coachman, was charged with furiously driving a horse and cart in Lewis Terrace, on Friday last. P. C. Davies proved the offence and said that he had no spring to the cart. Fined 5s. and costs. BREACH OF THE PEACE. Susan Morgan, a servant girl, residing in No. 8, Market-street, was charged with using threatening language towards Ann Williams. The latter applied for sureties of the peace. The defendant and her parents lived in Britannia Court before she went to service about ten days ago. The defendant went down stairs to the apartments where the complainant lives in the same house, and used very abusive language. They appeared to have an old grudge, and were constantly wrangling. The defendant called James Harper to prove that the old woman was the aggressor but witness could not speak directly to the origin of the quarrel. The defendant was a remarkably loquacious little body She was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. costs, and warned not to repeat her offensive conduct or to go near the old lady. A FOUL CHIMNEY. Mary Anne Griffiths, a widow, of St. John's Build- ings, who was charged with having her chimney on fire on the 19th inst. Sergeant Evans proved the offence. The smoke was making its way to the open windows in the Ter- race, and proved very offensive. The defendant declared that she could not account for the accident. She was at tea when the chimney took fire. Fined Is. A SIMILAR OFFENCE. Sarah Thomas, of Prospect Row, was charged by P. C. Davies with having her chimney on fire last week. The defendant did not appear, but sent a friend to represent her. She regretted the "accident." It was set on fire with the view of cleaning it. She was also fined Is., the costs being kindly re- mitted by the magistrates' clerk in both cases. This was all the business transacted.
THE PROMENADE.—The police have cautioned horse keepers and others that they cannot be per- mitted to exercise their horses on the promenade and if they wish to cleanse their steeds in the sea, they must not do so near the bathing machines. THE SHIPWRIGHTS' STRIKE.—Some of the oper- atives in the above branch, have held meeting.during the past week, to discuss certain practices that are being adopted by their masters in regard to the re- pairs of vessels, and by which the men contend they are subjected to grievances which they deem unfair and unequitable, being in direct opposition to the recognised rules of their trades union. The practise referred to has caused great discontent, and some of the hinds refused to resume work. The ship-build- ing trade has certainly been on the decline in this port for some years past, and we see no immediate prospect of its ever assuming its wonted prosperity. Several of the men and their families are making preparations to leave the port in consequence.
TREGARON. PETTY SESSIONS were held on Tuesday last, at the Talbot Hotel, before the Earl of Lisburne, Lord Vaughan, and J. E. Rogers, Esq. Larceny.—Thomas Poynton, (alias Stafford Tom.) an artificial fishing fly maker, was brought up on re- mand, in custody of Sergeant Lyons, charged by Mr John Williams, of Tregaron, draper, with having on the 21st inst. stolen a woollen shawl from his shop. Mr Miller appeared for prisoner. It appeared, from the evidence adduced, that on the day in question the prisoner went into the shop of the prosecutor, and asked to be served with a certain article, when he was observed by Mr Williams and his assistant to take up the shawl, which lay upon the counter, and deposit it in a large inside pocket of his coat. P. S. Lyons was sent for, and the prisoner, who was under the influence of drink, was given into custody Com- mitted to Cardigan gaol for 14 days, with hard la- bour. Trespassing in search of Game.—William Jones, labourer, ofTregaron, was charged by Colonel Pow- ell, upon the information of David Rees, gamekeeper, with having on the 26th ult., at Nantlle, Caron, trespassed over lands in search of game. Fined 10s. and costs and in default of payment to be impri- soned in Cardigan gaol for 14 days. Assault.-Jane Phillips, labourer's wife, of Tanlon, Llanddewi-brefi, was charged by David Francis Da- vies, shoemaker, of The Green, Llanddewi-brefi, with having on the 23rd inst., at Dolgau, assaulted him. Mr Miller appeared for complainant. Fined 10s. and costs and in default of payment in a week, to be imprisoned for 14 days. Damaging a WPll.-Henry Williams, of Closyr- efail, and David Davies, of Penyddol, Llanddewi- brefi, farm servants, were charged by Margaret Da- vies, of Pencaebach, widow, with having on the 27th inst ,at Pencaebach, maliciously committed damage to a well, by throwing mud and filth into the same, thereby doing injury to the amount of os. Mr Miller appeared for the defendants. Dismissed, the magis- trates having no jurisdiction, the well being situated on a common. Appointment of Constables -Constables for the different parishes in the petty sessional division of Penarth were sworn in for the ensuing year.
♦ CAERSWS. NEW CHCKCH.—We are given to understand that the impediment in regard to the erection of the new church in this populous little hamlet has been re- moved. The new place of worship is to be a Chapel of Ease to the parish of Llanwnog, of which the Rev. Richard Roberts is the respected vicar. The site or ground upon which the church is to be built has been granted by Capt. O. M. Crewe-Read, R. N., high sheriff of the county, Llandinam Hall; and munifi- cent donations heve been promised by seveaal ladies and gentlemen towards bearing the heavy expenses of the new edifice, which is to consist of a nave, chan- cel, vestry-room, and bell tower, and 174 sittings. The architect of the structure is Mr E. Jones, of Newtown, and the contractors for the building are Messrs. E. Williams, of the same place, and J. Mere- redith, of Llanidloes. To be completed by the spring of 1871. Certain preliminary requirements are ex- pected to be proceeded with this week. SCHOOL IxsrEcnox.—The Newtown and Llan- idloes Union School was recently inspected by H. M. Inspector of Schools, T. B. Browne, Esq., Mellington Hall. His report was,—"The children passed a pretty fair examination but the girls are not equal to the boys and the children generally are deficient in religious knowledge. The girls should not be taken from the school to nurse infants, &c." taken from the school to nurse infants, &c." BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Tbe fortnightly meet- ing of the Newtown and Llanidloes Union was held on Wednesday last at the above place, when there were present:—Mr C. Morgan, vice-chairman, (who presided in the absence of the chairman,) Mr D. Smith, clerk, Mr E. Breeze, the master, together with the followng officers and guardians, the Rev. J. Edwards, Rev. F. W. Parker, Messrs J. Hamer, R. Kinsey, R. Lloyd, T. L. Pryce, J. Davies, R. Pryce, J. Powell, T. Pryce, J. Nutting, E. W. Savage, R. Morgan, E. Morris, and M. Davies. The minutes of the last meeting were duly read by the clerk, which were signed, approved, and confirmed. The ordinary business being disposed of, the meeting terminated in due time.
ACCIDENT.—A few days ago, a woman who lodged at Trefechan, in a registered lodging-house, was severely burnt in consequence of hot tea being spilt over her. She had a quarrel with another female, and the injury was caused during the progress of the scuffle that ensued. CONCERT.-A troupe of the Christy Minstrels gave an entertainment of a secondary character, on Thursday evening last, and the attendance was pretty good. BALL.-On Tuesday night last the officers of the Royal Cardigan Militia gave a ball, at the Goger- ddan Arms Hotel, to a select and rather limited number of their relatives and friends. About 35 were present, and most of them appeared to enjoy the re-union vastly. GARDEN PLOTS.—Some of the landed proprietors of Llanbadarn appear to have arquiesced with the suggestion which we made, some weeks ago, in re- gard to the desirability of converting portions of the rich grass-lands in that fertile locality in gar- dens. A portion of land is already being ploughed up for this purpose, and when brought under proper cultivation, it cannot fail of proving highly produc- tive, as gardens in that neighbourhood are always remarkably forward and remunerative. THE CALVINISTIC ASSOCIATION.—On Thursday last, a large number of the shops in the town were closed on the occasion of the great association that was announced at Tregaron on Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the members of the body closed their houses of business and started for Tregaron by the excur- sion train from Aberystwyth, at about 8 o'clock in the morning. On Monday and Tuesday nights, some of the popular ministers of the denomination preached at the Calvinistic Chapels in the town and neighbourhood. WATERING PLACES.-It will be observed that the visitors' list at fashionable watering places are al- ready making their appearance in the local news- papers. This would seem to indicate that an early season is anticipated, despite the recent chilly winds that have blown so cold on Wednesday and subse- quent days. Several visitors have arrived at Aber- ystwyth during the past week, in addition to the militia officers and their relatives. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Monday last, Col. Apperley, of Morben, a gentleman well-known in Aberystwyth and adjacent counties, expired unexpectedly with- out any previous alarming symptoms. The deceased gentleman and some members of his family, were expected to visit Aberystwyth this week, and it was the intention of some of the militia officers to invite him to the ball that they gave on Tuesday night last to their friends, at the Assembly Rooms of the Gogerddan Arms Hotel, so little was his sudden demise anticipated. We are informed that the de- ceased gentleman expired in his chair. NORTH WALES NIGHTINGALES. An animated discussion has been recently conducted in the Lon- don newspapers in regard to an assertion made by a writer that nightingales were never heard in North Wales. Several writers from adjacent counties in North Wales repudiating the calumny, and have adduced numerous instances to the contrary. No doubt some of our Welsh contemporaries will be able to announce the first appearance of these won- derful little birds, which may be anticipated at the end of this or the beginning of next month. We have been told that the cuckoo has been heard in this neighbourhood already. NEW BUILDINGS.—At the last meeting of the town council, Mr Davies, builder, again renewed his ap- plication for a lease of the Corporation Yard for building four club houses. A long conversation ensued thereon. Mr Pell reminded them that they were losing 24Z. a year in not letting it.—The town clerk and others reminded the town council that they had entered into some kind of stipulation with Mr George Jones, architect, relative to the ground and it would be advisable for the applicant to see Mr Jones first, before his application could be enter- tained -This was eventually agreed to, and the ap- plication was allowed to stand over until a future meeting on the motion of Mr Pell. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Tumours, Glandular Swellings, and Bad Breasts.—If any departure from hfalthrequa-es earlier attention than another to prevent disastrous consequences, it is the class of diseases now under review. To save hazard and future pain, the budding tumour must have prompt nvatmeut, or discomfort and nights of disquietude will be the sufferer's portion. Whenever the ailment first appears, after fomenting the spot with warm water, Holloway's Ointment must he energetically rubbed on the part till a considerable quantity is absorbed. The Pills, too, must be commenced with early. If these remedies be diligently persevered with, the simplest tumour or the contracted and stiff joint is arrested. In cases of bad breasts, with or without milk fever, relief is al- most instantaneous. AN Irish fi-thwomaa having been one day blooded, the apothecary told her that her blood was very bad. By my faith," said she, "but it is a great big lie, for I was always reckoned to have the best blood of any woman in the kingdom." A MODEL STEAMER.—Last week, a little screw steamer, who is said to be the property of a gentle- man residing at Aberdovey, was descried in the bay 0 y opposite the Terrace. She appeared cautious that she did not hug the shore too closely, as its embrace is deemed rather deceptive and dangerous in this locality This pleasure boat drew about three feet of water. Her length was 38 and her breadth about 8 to 9 feet. She was evidently bent on a pleasure trip. THE BAY FISHERIES.—During the last week or two, some generous people of the town have sub- scribed together, for the purpose of supplying John Davies, boatman, of Trefechan, with a fishing net, to endeavour to procure a share of the finny tribe that inhabit our waters in such abundance, and the quality of which are deemed superior to many of the fish of other bays, an assertion which has been en- dorsed by Oliver Goldsmith and other naturalists, as well as by the Liverpool speculators who resort in numbers to the bay for its scaly denizens. Davies is busily engaged in mending the net, which is a second hand one, prior to starting on his expedition. He has already succeeded in obtaining a pretty suit- able boat, which he has had repaired and adopted for the adventure. THE LITERARY INSTITUTE.—The fine art depart- ment in connection with this institution has had a recent valuable acquisition. We have, from time to time, already noticed the gifts of books, engravings, and other attractive specimens of artistic skill. We have not, however, hitherto noticed the ornate oil- cloth protectors on the stairs, than which nothing more unique and appropriate for a place which is designed to foster the fine arts can be well conceived. The mode of arrangement of this tesselated Roman pavement, as well as its quaint carving, are worthy the attention of all art pupils, and especially of the young mechanics who frequent the institution. The stair protectors are the gift of an anonymous and ingenious benefactor who would, doubtless, blush to find his beneficence "fame." THE MILITIA.-During the past week the Royal Cardigan Militia have been attentive to their drill. The fine weather during the greater portion of the week proving highly favourable. The band quite enlivens the promenaders on the Terrace as they play selections of music for a few hours each evening be- fore the Belle-Vue Hotel, which is the head quarters of the officers. The regiment mustered for church parade on Sunday morning last, and was accompanied to and fro by a large concourse of spectators. The men are rapidly improving in appearance after their short training. About thirty of them were taken to Borth on Tuesday last for musketry practice, as they were all novices as marksmen. The practice was by no means so satisfactory as could be wished, but they laboured under difficulties owing to the strong wind that prevailed at the time. Another detach- ment will proceed to Borth this day to renew the practice. THE ABERYSTWYTH EX-VOLUNTEERS. -There is reason to believe that the late Aberystwyth volun- teer corps is not the only one that is likely to be effete. It is rumoured that the 1st Pembrokeshire Volunteer Artillery Corps is about to follow suit, and that owing to not mustering in requisite num- bers at the last inspection. Their great guns and carbines have been recalled, which will result in the disbanding of the batteries. This is attributable to the fact that the commissioned otficers are non-resi- dents and the natural result is. that they rarely attended drill, and take but little interest in the prosperity of the volunteers. The batteries were formed many years ago at Tenby, and the War Office has already taken the initiatory steps prior to disbanding them. Were active resident officers se- lected, a very different result would undoubtedly have been observable. THE MARKET.—Prices this week were stationary as regards grain, seeds, vegetables, and meat. There is the same upward tending in wheat which has been evinced for the last two or three weeks, but very few sales were effected at advanced prices. The late favourable showers reduced the price of fresh butter, and improved its quality. A pound of" 16 oz. sold at 13d., and 18 oz. at 15d. to 16d. Aberystwyth still continues to adopt the inconvenient system of having two weights for what is termed the pound, so far as butter is concerned. Eggs, 18 for a Is. The pig market was again small, and the prices were un- altered. There was a large attendance of people from the neighbouring districts, as the day was con- sidered a kind of fair-day. Some fine oxen and other beasts were purchased and slaughtered by the butchers, who have the contract for militia beef. SAGACITY OF A DOG.-On Wednesday last, Mr Williams, solicitor, of Dolgelley, visited this town on professional duties at the County Court. During the course of the day. he chanced to stroll on the Terrace, when his attention was attracted by a dog that seemed overjoyed to recognize him. The little animal evinced such attachment, that Mr Williams examined it more closely, and soon discovered that the dog was one of his own favourites, which had mysteriously disappeared about 18 months ago. On enquiries, he found that it was claimed by a profes- sional man in the town, who had received it from a commercial traveller who, in turn, had it presented to him by the landlord of an Inn at Dolgelley. The Inn-keeper was under the impression that it was a stray dog, and was induced to give it a.way to a gentleman frequenting his house, as he did not feel disposed to feed it himself. Mr Williams, to the great disappointment of the Aberystwyth gentleman and his family, with whom it was a great favourite, insisted in reclaiming his pet, and he bore it off in triumph to Dolgelley. THE STALLION SHow.-On Monday afternoon, in accordance with ancient custom, the owners of entire horses in the out-lying districts trotted their high spirited animals in North Parade, to the edification of the yeomanry and other admirers of horse flesh. Equine critics were intently examining the moot points in the animals for about an hour. About 12 stallions were exhibited, and most of them were good specimens of their relative breed, one or two being fast trotting ones, and were apreciated by those who require useful hacks. Several powerful carters were also put through their paces. It proved to be dan- gerous to run these high-mettled and fierce creatures in the street. One of them in passing another, honoured his rival with a rattling kick near his tail, and before he could be checked, he gave his an- tagonist another rouser, which enraged the animal so much that he was with difficulty kept from rush- ing open mouthed at his unceremonious assailant-, with the intention of returning the salutation in kind. The leaders of the animals had rough words, as the horse that was kicked had his flesh cut by the pon- derous hoof of the other. A few fast trotting cobs were offered for sale at about L,30 to 1,35. 0 PEDESTHIANISM—On Friday and Saturday after- noon last, a young man, 24 years of age, announced through the medium of the crier, that he would run 21 miles under two hours. The place selected was the promenade, from Dr. Gilbertson's house to the rocks beyond the Queen's Hotel, until the required distance had been completed. He is announced to have finished his task in seven minutes under two hours but it is dubious whether the distance covered amounted to the number of miles represented. He also walked on the new pier four miles in 22 minutes. He announced that on Monday a further feat of runninc, which was to eclipse all the others, namely, to run 21 miles at a still greater speed, and to hop half-a-mile at a rapid pace on one leg, to run back- wards and sideways the same distance. The- pro- fessor of athletic accomplishments did not, however, come up to the scratch on the last occasion, as the inhabitants did not adequately appreciate his agility, strength, and enterprise. Even the copper premiums were few and far between, whilst the silver were indeed a rarity to which he was indebted, mainly, to a few militia officers. Poor Joe Spring—his sobrequet, therefore, determined to save his wind, his time, and his presence, owing to adequate want of patronage, and transfer bis favours to Abearyron and to the terra incognita beyond that sequestered region. THE ABERYSTWYTH STREETS.-At the last meet- ing of the corporation, several members were of opinion that it would be desirable at an early date to instruct Mr. Vaughan, the surveyor, to construct a good road by which access might be bad to the new slaugbter-bouse.-The mayor advocated having the work done by tender, to avoid the charge of un due partiality which might be made against them. —Mr. Smith, for his own part, could not conceive why they should care for such opiinons, or of what people said, so long as they discharged their duty. He proposed that Mr. Vaughan be requested to con- struct the road.-Mr. p. Williams objected to that. Judging from past experience, if Mr. Vaughan said that it would cost 10Z., it might ultimately be found to cost 30Z. to 40l.-M r. P**11 thought that their surveyor ought to he instructed to have the road made and Mr. Szluroper a similar opinion, as Mr. Vaughan had already mettled the roads in tbe town and neighbourhood remarkably well.— The mayor and Mr. P. Wi'l'aa,8, on Mr. Smith's seconding Mr Pell's motiof, advocated their enfining Mr. Vaughan to a certafc fixed amount which he must not be allowed to ejfcee(*> or he might do so, as he had in many previous cases and Mr. P. Wil- liams ultimately propose! that the road referred to be cosntructed by tendel, f°r rea8°ns specified. —Mr Smith indignantly protested against the sys- tem which ha!\ recently been adopted by some members of thiAboardlio continually putting the knife into Mr VatbhanJ To borrow a very common phrase, "Tbe proo\of me pudding was in the eat- ing." When they\ooied at the condition of the streets in other tMwus, they could favourably contrast Aberystwyt\fwith any of them. They were ankle deep in mud in many of the towns he could name, while the streets of this place were not exceeded by any other in the kingdom in regard to the superior state of repair, in which they were kept. He warmly protested against these repeated and uncalled for attacks made on Mr Vaughan.-The Mayor replied that Mr Vaughan was well paid for keeping the streets in a proper state of repair, and they ought to be superior. A large amount had been expended on them.—Mr Smith instanced Car- marthen, where the surveyor was paid a much larger salary than at Aberystwyth, and yet, the town was ankle deep in mud. It was very well to be constantly making desparaging statements for which there was no ground. Let them instruct Mr Vaughan in the matter, and bind him to a fixed price. It would be better to leave the matter in the hands of the committee.-This was eventually agreed to after further discussion it being under- stood that the expense must not exceed lOl. FORWARD POTATOES.—Among the most forward specimens of early kidney potatoes grown in this neighbourhood, we may include the capital specimen produced in the garden of Mr Culliford, of the North Road. The few samples offered in the town at pre- sent are very diminutive specimens, although they are sold at 3d. per lb. CONCERT.-On Friday last, Hopkins, the Cali- fornian Minstrel," gave a concert at the Assembly Rooms, which was well supported by the townsfolks, who were evidently satisfied with the programme. Hopkins was in good comic condition, and delivered himself in a manner that secured him warm plaudits. He was assisted by the ''Cambrian Minstrels," who acquitted themselves well, and were encored in some of their renderings. The concert was for the benefit of Hopkins, for the purpose of recompensing him for the recent loss of his wearing apparel from ship- wreck. The young man, although a mariner by avocation, has made himself popular in foreign ports by his versable vocal powers as a comic singer but whether he purposes to adopt the stage or the heaving billows as his ultimate calling is doubt- ful. THE CORPORATION FINANCES.—Mr Hughes, the borough treasurer, informed the corporation at the last meeting, that he was frequently required to advance money to meet their liabilities. He did not feel himself justified in making these advances, unless he was paid interest at the rate of five per cent on all sums above 501. that he advanced. If he had any money on hand of the corporation above 501, he would be willing to pay/them the same interest on it. He thought this proposal was an equitable one on both sides. Thete were no arrears due to the corporation, with JLlie exception of the rather large amount due bra/the Cambrian Railway Com- pany on the transfer of land to them. He wonld certainly have to receive upwards of lool for rent of corporation land at the end of June, but there would be other liabilities to meet before then, and various items were named at the request of the mem- bers of the council. The treasurer further limited the amount that he would be ready to advance on interet to 600/. If they required a sum beyond that amount, they must borrow it.—Mr Pell proposed that the terms offered by Mr Hughes be received but he expressed surprise that the amount due from the railway company had not been received. The company only waited for the due execution of the conveyance.—Mr Atwood assured the council that the fault was attributable to the company, and not to the officers of the board. The draft had been duly prepared some three months ago.—The motion was then agreed to without opposition. ALLEGED WORKHOUSE ^^NNOMALIES.—A. corres- pondent forwards us a somewhat startling communi- cation in regard to some extraordinary irregularities which he states exist at the Aberystwyth Union Workhouse. He avers that contrary to directions of the consolidated orders for regulating workhouses, the tramp wards are continually occupied by the same vagrants two or three nights in succession, and that men and women are occasionally placed in the same vagrant ward. This, if true, should certainly be prevented by the authorities, who are bound to supply additional accommodation for that trouble- some class, in case the present one is inadequate to meet the requirements of common decency and propriety. It is further stated that the vagrants are enabled to leave the ward and return again at pleasure by removing the bar which is supposed to secure the window. These matters are assuredly worthy the attention of those whom it more immediately con- cerns and if proved untrue, it should certainly be emphatically contradicted; but, if true, the serious defects complained of should be remedied without loss of time. Vagrants should not have facilities afforded them of haunting the town for days together, and being in the mean time chargeable to the union and to the persons who are indiscreet or credulous enough to afford them elymosenary aid. We only trust that these statements are exaggerated or un- true. °" THE VACANT PROCTORSHIP.-The discussion that has been conducted so vigorously for some weeks past, in regard to the various claims of the candidates for the proctorship rendered vacant by the nomina- tion of the recent proctor to the bishopric of St. A^a,ph, has given rise to a considerable party feeling. Writers in the public journals evir.ce considerable partizanship, and judging from some specimens of correspondence, we are disposed to infer that they are, in some instances, not very particular as to the ipif-i-111 kaP-hazard statements. The Rev. E. Owen Phillips, vicar of Aberystwyth, has been grossly misrepresented by a writer who signs himself "An- thropos The vicar denies in toto his representa- tions and allegations. He writes a contradiction in reference to the unfair comparison made by the correspondent between himself and a Mr Walters, another candidate. The vicar writes The sen- tence I object to is this 'He (Mr Walters) is known to be a Conservative to the very back-bone. We cannot say this of Mr Phillips, who, we are told, went in for disestablishment in Ireland, &c.' Will 'Anthropos' be good enough to let me know by whom he has been told this ? At the last election for the county of Cardigan I recorded my vote for Mr Vaughan, the Conservative candidate. The returning officer, Mr Picton Evans, Cardigan, can confirm the truth of this. I took no part in any other election but this. How, then, 'Anthropos' can have been told that I went in for disestablish- ment I cannot conceive. I may here add, pending to the day of election, at Carmarthen, when all the candidates will have an opportunity of making a full statement of their views on the above and other subjects now agitating the Church, that I have no sympathy whatever with the disestablishment of the Irish Church. I think it was unjust and unwise, and the subsequent history of that unhappy country only confirms me in my views. With respect to the disestablishment of the Church in Wales (there is no such thing as a Welsh Church, as distinguished from the Church of England and Wales), the very idea of such a severance as the enemies of our church are aiming at I shall never for a moment entertain, but to oppose it, which, if ever called upon, whether in Convocation or elsewhere, I shall do with all my heart and voice."
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,—It appears Mr Colleman is unable to avail himself of the nomination for his daughter to the Asylum in St. John's Wood, London, uftil a small debt is paid off. Will not the charitably disposed residents of this town assist Mr Colleman to liquidate this debt, and thus secure a home and education for the unfortunate girl ? Many kind persons have assisted, and the debt is almost liquidated, there remains a sum of 21. or 31., and the girl's travelling expenses to London. Mr Colleman is very grateful for what has been contri- buted, and will be thankful for any further assis- tance to enable him to see his afflicted daughter comfortably settled in the Asylum.—Yours faithfully, ONE INTERESTED. Marine Terrace, 25th April, 1870. 0
THE ABERYSTWYTH MARKET & PUBLIC HALL COMPANY (LIMITED). TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-As the original projector of the market in Terrace Road, I trust you will afford me space in your influential paper to make a few remarks on the subject. In the first place I must deny most distinctly that I am actuated by self interest in this matter. I simply desire, as a tradesman of Aberystwyth, that the town should have a market suitable to its in- creasing prosperity. The ground has been sold on the most equitable terms, the lowness of the price given being apparent to any inhabitant knowing anything of recent sales of building sites in this town. At the same time, if a better site, of equal area, can be found elsewhere, the promoters of this scheme will be the first to recognise it, and forego any advantages that would accrue from this under- taking. In the second place, I must emphatically protest against our market being called an opposition scheme. Why, Sir, some three years and a half ago, I in- structed Mr Aldwinckle, architect, to prepare plans for a large market on this very site in Terrace Road. The drawings were shown to many influential inha- bitants, some of whom assured me that the want of a proper market was such a crying evil, that the Cor- poration intended to take the bull by the horns at once, and build a large market upon their land ad- joining the railway station as soon as the leases ex- pired in 1869. With this assurance I at once abandoned my pro- ject, but my intention was thoroughly well known to many gentlemen now fofming the committee for patching up the present old Corn Market. These gentlemen accuse us of opposing them; it is them- selves who have sprung up as rivals to us, and pro- pose putting an additional storey to an old building upon the principle of new wine in old bottles," with, I venture to predict, little result except darkening the shops of the tradesmen opposite with a darkness that will be felt in their tills. In the third place, I notice that a speaker at a late meeting at the Talbot Hotel assured the meeting that he had heard that our company would try to get registered before them, but that measures had been taken to stop them. Now, Sir, we feel a natural curiosity to know what these measures were. and what results were expected from them, as our com- pany is fully registered, the prospectus issued, and the share list nearly full. Our scheme has now come to maturity after a period of three years and a half, is approved by everyone in preference to the Market-street project of "mushroom growth, and, most probably, a mushroom's existence. Lord Pal- merston always maintained that public men and their enterprises existed only by the breath of pub- lic opinion." The public opinion of the people of Aberystwyth is the back-bone of the Terrace Road scheme, and that opinion has been decisively pro- nounced in our favour.-I am, Sir, yours obediently, JOHN JAMES, London and Aberystwyth.
WORKHOUSE AUTHORITIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-In your last impression there appeared a letter from one who subscribes himself "Arthur Griffith" upon the conduct of the Aberystwyth guardians with reference to Miss Morrell's salary and in which he makes certain charges, which, if not contradicted, or an explanation made, will prove a serious scar upon their usual integrity. My purpose now is to refer to the other charge which he so boldly makes, that "through some mismanagement of the rate, the poor do not always get their weekly dole awarded to them in money, but receive instead a ticket to go to certain shops." Now, Mr Editor, the above statement is a most flagrant and flagitious misrepresentation of the truth, and one could not have believed that the person whom we understand to be A. Griffith" could degrade himself and his high calling by making assertions of such a character without being sure they were founded upon truth. It is quite true that the poor of our town have been subjected to some irregularities in the payment of their dole, but never has any pauper received a ticket to go to a certain shop," much less the whole of the poor as 4111 A. Griffith" represents. The guardians have felt the great annoyance the paupers have been subjected to some time ago, and have made most strenuous exertions to improve matters the result is, that the paupers have been paid regu- larly (with the exception of one week) throughout the last half-year. It is admitted that to be irregular in the payment of paupers' relief must be a source of discomfort to those whom, above all, we ought to seek ''not to annoy or injure," but what remedy can we devise ? The fault lies, not altogether upon the poor buffeted guardians, though they may resort to harsh measures with overseers, who, no doubt, ex- perience a great difficulty in meeting the high de- mands laid upon them but much fault lies at the door of those ratepayers who, though in affluent cir- cumstances, refuse to pay the rate without being frequently called' upon and, as A. Griffith knows so much about the poor of Aberystwyth and their hardships, perhaps he knows also that the rate-col- lector has to call upon some of the ratepayers at least four times before he gets what is due and if there be many of those, though the sums be small, (say 18s.,) he need not wonder that the relieving officer is un- able to pay the paupers as their demand requires. Asking your forbearance for the space I have taken,—I am, Sir, yours obediently, JOHN LLOYD GRIFFITHS. Workhouse, April 29th, 1870.
THE PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND AND THE NEW BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-One of the most remarkable characteristics of the present time in the Principality is, that an anxious desire extensively exists amongst the Welsh people for the superintendency of the Church to be placed in the hands of Welshmen—that they should have the power and authority to rule and govern the Ecclesiastical affairs of the Welsh nation in the highly official capacity of Bishops—they are daily booonaing increasingly sensible of their having been treated by Government with a degree of indifference and comparative degradation in times gone by, that they are ready to welcome this high order of mini- sters and teachers who may be offered to them, and appointed over them, as the heads of their clergy, provided they are bones of their bones, and flesh of their flesh. We cannot but express our gratitude, joy, and gladness at the fact that the Prime Minister of England is keen enough to see all this, and to un- derstand the signs of the times, and practically to act npon the suggestions by appointing a Welshman to the See of St. Asaph in the person of the Rev. Joshua Hughes, Vicar of Llandovery. For many scores of years the Government of this realm of England winked at the Welsh people in this respect, but now, by the instrumentality of Mr Gladstone, comes forward to make an offer to them of a Bishop chosen out of their own nation, who is a part of themselves, and through whose veins Welsh blood runs freely. Hitherto he has been labouring hard among them as a clergyman, and by his exertions has climbed up to the top of the tree as a Welsh popular preacher, and no doubt understands per- fectly well from experience how valuable and pre- cious popular preaching is esteemed by our country- men and that it is an utter impossibility for the Church to thrive, increase, and succeed in our native laud without disposing of the Church patronage in such a way as to appoint the most popular preachers to the most populous and important livings in the land. It is a notorious fact, well-known through the length and breadth of the land, that we have the Dissenters of all denominations in continual com- petition with the clergy in this respect, and quite as notorious it is that their wonderful success in gain- ing hearers and disciples, and in drawing the people from Church, is the popularity of their preaching. To meet them under the circumstances, to persuade them to return to the fold, and to restore the Church to its former glory and importance, the Divine ele- ment of preaching must be patronised, encouraged, and cultivated within the pale of the establishment. It does not by any means follow that because certain clergymen have distinguished themselves as preachers they are deficient as good pastors in diligence, faith- fulness, care. and labour. We take the liberty of seating unhesitatingly that it is possible enough to be a good pastor in the general acceptation of the term without being a good preacher but we deem it also necessary to say that powerful and effectual, preaching is one of the principal means to which we can have recourse for the restoration of peace within the walls of our Jerusalem, and prosperity within her places and, therefore, ought to be supported and countenanced by those in authority over us. It is also quite true that the contrast between the preaching talents of those "ho broke forth out of the Church, and those who remained in it, called Dissent to existence at first, and these originators and tht^ir followers, by the cultivation of this element, were capable of supporting, strengthening, and in- creasing their cause considerably, so that sectarian- ism is a great power, in Wales at the present time and, if it did so much for them in the irregular way in which it was used, what can we expect it to do in the Church if properly taken care of and used regu- larly according to the forms and laws of the Church, maintained and seconded by Divine authority ? Nothing is more obvious than that there is a proba- tion for systems as well as persons, and that if they do not accomplish the ends for which they are re- sponsible, they are either thrown aside, or a radical change takes place in the systems themselves, or in "0 the mode of working them. It is a well-known fact that our Bishoprics have been entirely in the hands and under the control of Englishmen, if not for hun- dreds of years, certainly for more than a century and a full trial having been made that Divine Provi- dence is about to alter the course by changing the order of things and the custom of time, and thus ar- ranging that one of the natives should be raised to the Episcopal Bench by means of the present Premier. We have been fearing that Mr Gladstone was indif- ferent to the well-being of our Church, but this act alone proves to a demonstration that he feels great interest in its welfare, and sincerely wishes it to put on its strength and beautiful garments. This is a step taken in the right direction this will go very far towards reconciling the Welsh Conservatives to his political views and opinions; this is a kind of satisfaction for the Disestablishment of the Irish Church We must confess candidly that though we differ widely from him on topics of great importance, yet we cannot but admire this appointment, and re- spect his person on that account; all the people in Wales ought to pay him the greatest regard for this proceeding he can claim it at their hands, it is his due, he is worthy of double honour for sympathising with them, and giving them their earnest desire; this, in fact, is the fulfilment of a prophecy in part: "And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and un- derstanding." The alteration which is about to take place in the governors of our Church by the choice made by the Prime Minister of one of ourselves to fill the Episcopal Chair of St. Asaph, produces in our minds, according to the natural course of things, high expectations of enjoying the manifold benefits of the Gospel under his diligent care and supervision, that the Church will be greatly increased and en- larged by vast accessions from amongst the different denominations of Dissenters, so that according to the prophet the place will be too straight and narrow, and she will be obliged to break forth on the ri°-hl hand and on the left to extend the place of her tent, to let them stretch forth the curtains of her habita- tions, to lengthen her cords, and strengthen her stakes, in order to provide sufficiently for the accom- modation of the people." It i. to -be hoped and to be prayed for that the new Bishop will be instru- mental in the hand of the Great Head of the Church to cause our Zion to flourish to such an extent as to bring all parties that are antagonistic to it at present to unite in its service and Divine worship, that they may be one fold and one Shepherd and should all this even come to pass, we are sure that we shall all be united in that one feeling of being indebted to Mr Gladstone for such an excellent Bishop. We cannot upon any ground look at this as acting in the general way or according to the usual order of the day but on the contrary, as reversing things or creating a new thing in our land. We must attach more im- portance to this event than to any other of a similar kind which may happen at some future time, it is of much more consequence if we look at it from a pro- per point of view, and in the right direction, and on this account alone the Prime Minister comes in un- avoidably to a great share of our thanks and good wishes. He has done for us what has not been done before for upwards of a century-he has fixed upon a Welshman to be one of our Bishops, a man that has a Welsh heart, Welsh feelings, who is well ac- quainted with the Welsh taste and Welsh habits, and the difficulties with which the Welsh clergy are sur- rounded. having been tempted in all points like them, is able to sympathise with their infirmities. Mr Gladstone, by this appointment, has created a new era in the history of our nation, it is the begin- ning of a new period in the affairs of our Chinch, he has offered us a boon at the very time we can appre- whlLh, K Is 1S a Present worth diking about, and Lnnpfn tte I become our Sreat benefactor, and henceforth ought to be looked upon by all classes as V e as Rlven us one of the strongest proofs that he is a well-wisher to our country, that the in- terest he feels in our established religion is not a common interest by any means. That he has given us a helping hand to enlighten the Welsh people, to instruct them in religion, and to lead them to God, by appointing to an extensive and most important sphere of labour a head pastor selected from among themselves, no one can deny, and by this simple act has done more service, perhaps, to our country than any one can easily imagine, for which we may rea- sonably venture to state that he has wholly gained the affection and esteem of all the various degrees of people in the Principality, especially of those that feel interested in the welfare of the Welsh Church The great length of time which has passed away during which the dioceses of Wales have been held by foreigners is beyond the reach of the remembrance of any one living at present, for who is the man that Cw u g t0 recollectlon tfae fact of his having seen a Weishman before sitting on the bench of Bishops? The truth is, that it has not occurred during the life- time of the oldest that is now alive, and during this long space, the Welsh people were passed by un- noticed by Government, without a single instance to be found on the pages of history of a Welshman be- ^ri? w with the authorityand power of a Bishop. Ihe Welsh clergy were despised and judged incom- petent and unsuitable for the high office, and not at all capable (If turning in the highly responsible sphere of spiritual overseers with superintendino- supreme authority in the Church! But the time? and seasons are about to change, and strange thino-9 are come to pass in our country by means of the pre- sent Prime Minister of the realm. We find in the person of Mr Gladstone a hero coming forth with all readiness to listen with an attentive ear to the com- plaints of the people, and to stretch out a powerful' arm and helping hand with a firm determination to give them their desire, and thus, by being forward enough to take such a step, and to proceed entirely on a new g-round, will obtain for himself a name which will be handed down to future ages, and im- mortalised for generations to come. Owing to the long continuance and the uninterrupted succession ot Englishmen holding the reins, and exercising Episcopal authority in the Welsh Church, many difficulties and obstacles must have been placed in the way, and required a man of the highest class and most eminent for bravery to be enterprising enough to remove or to break through them. For many years past our Welsh folks have been in the field, lifting up their voices, and requesting Government to give them from amongst their own kindred Bishops who could not only speak their language, but also think as a Welshman, feel as a Welshman preach as a Welshman, associate as a Welshman, act as a Welshman, proceed in Church affairs as a Welshman, and last, but not least, have in their pos- session the heart of a Welshman. To all this those in power and authority turned the deaf year. and took no notice of their petitions. But now we are undergoing a change, and a great change we hope it will prove. We have had a gentleman holding the reins of Government in his hands who is noble, mag- nanimous, and daring enough to breakthrough the usual course of things in order to satisfy the desires and wants of the Welsh clergy and laity, who has actually begun a new course of things by the ap- pointment of a Welsh vicar to one of the Sees of North Wales. This sounds rather odd in our ears, but it is nothing more than what the Welsh deserve from Government. They are a loyal people, and true subjects to the Queen. Our present Bishops -have learnt our language either out of compliment or for some other reason known to themselves but it is impossible to thrust the feelings of a Welsh heart into the breast of an Englishman the consequence is, that we look for persons of Welsh extraction, r anc> born in their native land, who have laboured us clergymen m the Principality, to be raised to the office of governors of the Established Church, one striking instance of which we are about having through the Kind interposition of Mr Gladstone. It is a great credit to our Bishops that they have ac- quired that knowledge of the Welsh language so as to enable them to make use of it most freely but after all there are some peculiarities belonging to the Welsh heart that Englishmen cannot understand from experience which enables a man to enter into the feelings, tastes, and dispositions of the nation, and thus to und'erstand better their real necessities as Welsh people, and to instruct them in religion in a way most pleasing and acceptable to themselves. At last a head pastor is given us to preside o-er an important portion of our Zion in Wales, chosen from the midst of us, who held a Welsh benefice in the diocese of St. David's, who laboured hard in his parish, and so faithfully performed his duty that he proved himself "a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." He skilfully taught the Word of God, and, as a minister of the Gospel, made a proper distribution of that Word, adapting his instructions to the circumstances and wants of his hearers, and giving to each thar. which will be fitted to direct and nourish the soul for heaven. This is the man whom Mr Gladstone intends to set over the Bishoprick of St. Asaph. It is not at all improbable that in consequence of his talents and faithfulness the Prime Minister is medi- tating this important measure of placing him over the ecclesiastical affairs of the diocese, and, perhaps, has actually commenced making arrangements to bring it to pass. This is a most proper thing that the Premier is doing, no one can blame him for it, nor find fault with him for so doing, and there is no doubt the generality of the Welsh people will feel most grateful for the appointment, as having a due sense of the merits of such an heroic action, and will always from this time out think well of him on that .account. There is nothing that renders a Minister of the Crown more popular than to listen to the voice of the country, and to pay due attention to pnblic opinion, to satisfy the majority in what they require, if it be reasonable, and to give to the people the desires of their hearts, to meet their demands on fair grounds, and to comply with their wishes when they are very earnest and importunate. All this Mr Gladstone did in restoring to Wales that regular custom of old times, or at least by beginning anew the customs in times of old, when he alighted on one of the Welsh clergy to raise him to that station in life in which he will be clothed with the garments of dignity, and the robes of Episcopacy, and who, no doubt, on his entering his important work as head of the diocese, will be congratulated by his brethren with sincere expressions of joy, and for this may Mr Gladstone live long in power and honour, is the earnest wish and sincere desire of yours, &c., JAMES EVANS, (Clericus,) Incumbent, Llantldeinol, L!tm"hystid, Aberystwyth.
ABERYSTWYTH TIDE TABLE. SHOWING HIGH WATER AT ABERYSTWYTH. May, 1870. h. m. b. m. A M. P. M. Saturday 30 7 2g 7 40 Sunday ] 7 55 8 H Monday 2 8 28 8 44 3 8 59 9 14 Wednesday 4 9 29 9 45 Thursday 5 l0 1. 10 18 Friday 6 10 35. 10 55 (Low Water about six hours after.)
13trtt) On the 23rd inst., the wife of Mr Charles Mason, Refreshment Rooms, Welshpool, and late of the Assembly Rooms, in this town, of a son. Marriage. On the 29th inst., at St. Michael's Parish Church, by the Rev. O. Davies, B.A., ^r- W- K. Dawson. to Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Richard Page, both of this town. statts. On the 24th inst., aged 28 years, John Edwards, Carpenter, Bowstreet, near this town. On the 26th inst., aged 9 months. Lucy, the infant child of Mr Edward Williams, Tinplate Worker, Church-street, in this town.
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THE NEW MARKET SCHEME. Another meeting of the proposed market company recently formed for the purpose of re-building and extending the present market was held on Tuesday evening last, at the Talbot Hotel, when the following shareholders and others were present :—Mr John Davies, chairman Capt. Phelp, Nanteos Messrs H. Hughes solicitor; J. P. Jones E. L. Cole, sec- retary Isaac Morgan, maltster; Thomas Jones, timber merchant; Roderick Williams, builder G. Jones, architect David Edwards, Nanteos G. T. Smith, Benjamin Hughes, and H. E. Taylor. Mr George Jones, architect, produced the plans and specifications of the markets as it is proposed to construct them and after some desultory conver- sation, they were unanimously approved of. The details of the project were fully explained to those shareholders who were not present at the last meeting. A discussion next ensued in regard to the mode in which the market should be apportioned. Several of the shareholders were of opinion that it would be objectionable to have the poultry, vege- i r-I table, and general market held in the upper story, to which access would be had by a flight of steps. They advocated holding the corn market up-stairs. The corn, casks of butter, cheese, &c., could be raised from the street by means of lifts outside the building. A general conversation ensued. It was the opinion of the majority of the share- holders that the corn market should be kept up-stairs, which was ultimately agreed to on the motion of Mr Smith, seconded by Mr J, P. Jones. Mr Hughes stated that it would be necessary for them to hold another general meeting of the share- holders shortly, in order to obtain the necessary funds. This terminated the business.
ASYLUM FOR THE BLIND. We stated in our last issue that several kindly disposed gentlemen in Aberystwyth and elsewhere had succeeded in securing the election of the blind daughter of Mr Colleman, of the promenade pier, in this town, as a free inmate of the Asylum for the Blind, London, which entitles her t9 board and edu- cation for the next three years The following let- ter has been received by her father in regard to the subject:— London Society for Teaching the Blind, Upper Avenue Road, Regent's Park, April 14th, 1870. Sir,—I have to inform you that on Thursday, the 7th inst., Sarah Ann Colleman, your daughter, was elected as a free pupil of this institution for three years. I am, however, instructed to remind you that she cannot be admitted until the arrears due for her previous instruction in the asylum have been paid, which amount to 71. 19s. The matron of the institution also desires me to send a list of the cloth ing which she will be required to bring with her and I have to request that you will be good enough to see that they are of the quality and kind therein mentioned. In consequence of the death of Mr J. W. Dowson, I have also to request that you will at once send me another respectable person who will be responsible, in connection with Mr Elias Thomas, as regards the removal of the pupil at the end of the stipulated period, and for the necessary supply of clothing, &c., being provided as per enclosed list. In the event of Mr Thomas declining to act further, the names and addresses of two must be sent who will undertake the required responsibility. Your immediate attention to this will oblige, Sir, yours obediently, JAMES SANDERS It will be seen that in addition to the outfit the parents of the unfortunate child have to pay what to them is a sum which they cannot furnish without the aid of some philanthropic people who may be in- duced to assist them in this difficulty. Some gener- ous persons have already subscribed towards the re- duction of the liability incurred in educating the child at the asylum before she could gain free admis- sion. Since the receipt of the above letter the amount due has, through the kindness of a few well- wishers to the child, been reduced to 51, odd. A further training of three years in this admirable in- stitution will, in all probability, qualify the little girl to obtain her own living, as she is reported by her tutors to possess a talent for music and for cer- tain industrial branches, which a beneficent and all- merciful Providence has in omnipotent wisdom placed even within the reach of these much afflicted sons and daughters of men. A visit to the little girl would, we feel convinced, do more in eliciting human sympathy and aid assistance for the blind child than any appeal which it is in our power to make on her behalf to the generous inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood: and we feel persuaded that an ap- peal of this character will not be made in vain. We refer our readers to a letter on the subject which has been forwarded to us by an esteemed correspondent, and to which we are happy to give insertion, in another column. Any lady or gentleman whose sympathies are enlisted in this case may obtain any information on the subject by communicating with the editor and proprietor of this paper.
DISPUTED RIGHT TO A WELSH ESTATE. We have recently had another instance afforded us of the evanescent character of all that appears to be permanent territorial acquisition, so far as the life of the supposed owner and his heirs presump- tive are concerned. Last wf§k we had another remarkable illustration afforded the public, as shown by the report of a Chancery case, in which the plain- tiff is a young man who ha^hnly lately attained his majority, and he bad to rn his own livelihood since his early youth by d' t of honest labour. By a happy stroke of good-fortune, for right is not al- ways might, he has now cquired a competency for life in the shape of as g little estate situated near Llangyby, in this county, The successful litigant is the elder step son af Mr. Ellis, who was formerly a schoolmaster in th/s town, and who has since carried on business as a pjhblican, &c. The proceedings for tbe recovery of tljis /stale were ably conducted by Mr. Atwood, solicitor, and a few years previously by the late Mr. VautiAn but that gentleman's death, just before the asafzes, at which the cause would otherwise have/been heard, deterred the present suit until it has, length, come to a successful issue, so far as the interests of the plaintiff are concerned. In addition to is estate which may now be worth some 2,000Z, th e are other farms which are placed in a somewhat nalagous position, and if the pre- sent holders ecline to yifld them up, with the papers therto belonging, prompt measures wiil be taken to enforce the now formidable claims of tbe heir-at-law presumptive. The farms which wilt next be the subject of judicial investigation, so that there is yet every probability of young Morgan, the plaintiff, yet becoming a still more substantial lan- ded proprietor, on his accession to the remainder ot what he and his friends claim to be his inalienable partrimony, according to the circumstances under which the property had been bequeathed. It is well known that a large quantity of property and numerous family estates of great value are unques- tionably in the hands of persons who have no legal claim whatsoever to them, their main advantage being, that possession is nine points of law On the other hand, the rightful owners have generally neither the wit, money, friends, nor courage to con- test the ownership. Comparatively but few persons are so fortunate as young Morgan. The Chancery suit of Miss Rosanna Dupin Fray for the recovery of some estates in Montgomeryshire and Salop has been dragging along its weary length for years, but does not yet appear to have been definitely con- cluded, as that somewhat cantankerous lady has expressed her intention of appealing against the re- cent decision of the chief clerk in the Rolls' Court. The following is a summary of the case of Mr. Morgan, which was decided last week, as already stated, and which must prove interesting to many of our readers London, Thursday 21st. In the Rolls Court, to-day, Lord Romilly gave judgment in the case of Thomas Morgan, (of Aber- ystwyth,) v. Rees Morgan. His Lordship explained that the plaintiff was at present a waiter in Cheap- side, London. Some time since a farmer named Rees Morgan was in possession of an estate, called Penlan, about 117 acres in extent, situate in the Parish of Llangyby, near Lampeter, in the county of Cardigan. He had two sons, both of whom were heirs expec- tant, but whom he survived, dying only in the year One of the sons, Thomas, in the year 1820, sold his interest in the estate to a solicitor named Harries, residing at Carmarthen. Thomas died in 1825, leaving a widow and a son named David, and the latter thereupon became entitled under the limi- tations of a settlement to the equitable estate in remainder expectant on the death of his grandfather. Upon the decease of the original possessor, Harries, as was alleged by the plaintiff, improperly claimed the estate, and entered into the receipt of the rents and profits, the estate being then in the occupation of Jane Morgan. He made several attempts to sell the property by private contract, and in 1847 he suc- ceeded in inducing the defendant to purchase it for 1,315/ which was considerably less than the proper value, one of the conditions of the sale being that David Morgan, the plaintiff's father, shonld confirm the sale, which he, being an ignorant and poor man, did. In 1860, David Morgan died, leaving the plain- tiff, his eldest son, the heir-at-law. The latter now Alleged that, inasmuch as Harries only purchased a life interest, he was a trespasser upon the estate, and plaintiff prayed that he might be decreed to account for the rents and profits. After alluding at length to the transfer of the pro- perty from one possessor to another, and to the mortgages that had been effected illegally, his lord- ship said it was clear that David Morgan, the father of the plaintiff, had ignorantly disposed of his own birth-right for a nominal sum; but neither David Morgan, the elder, nor Thomas Morgan, the elder deceased, nor David Morgan, the younger, the fa- ther of the plaintiff, executed any disinheriting deed, or suffered any recovery, or levied any fine so as to bar the estate tail which was vested in them. The principal defence which is set up is that the 23rd section of the statute of limitations prevents him from seeing that the section quoted bears a very different effect. I am of opinion that the clause has no application in the present case. It provides for cases where the tenant in tail in remainder has ex- ecuted an assurance which would have barred all persons entitled in remainder if he had, at that time, been tenant in tail in possession, and accord- ingly it bars all persons interested in remainder, at the end of 20 years from the first time at which the tenant in tail or some person claiming under him in tail, would have been entitled to possession of the estate tail. But precedents showed that this section had no application to this case. The conveyance by David Morgan, tbe. fatber of the plaintiff, was not enrolled, and had no such effect. David Mor- gan never believed that he was conveying the said estate from himself or his issue to his uncle, and that the conveyance of the reversion by Thomas Morgan, during the life of his father, had no opera- tion at all in depriving plaintiff or his father of the estate in remainder. After replying at length to the various ingenious points that bad been raised on behalf of the defendant, His Lordship thought that under all the circum- stances plaintiff was entitled to a decree, and ordered therefore that the defendant should deliver up pos- session and account for the rents and profits of the estate in question since the filing of the bill. No order was made as to costs. Sir R. Baggallay, Q.C., and Mr Woodhouse were counsel for the plaintiff; and Mr Jessel, Q.C., M.P., and Mr Bevill for the defendant.
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