CHURCH PATRONAGE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-There are "aggrieved parishioners," so also are there aggrieved parsons, and the latter have often as much reason to complain as the former. When men who have long laboured in the vineyard see their juniors raised above them by the arbitrary rule or rather, by the miss-rule, of their diocesan, they naturally become dissatisfied, and regard themselves as unfairly and unjustly treated. We, unfortunately, too frequently see church preferment bestowed, not on the hard-working and deserving, but on fawners, flatterers, and favourites. A person of a few years' standing, and consequently of but little experience, is presented to a valuable living, while the veteran priest of long experience, and of proved ability and faithfulness, is allowed to trudge along in the obscure paths of poverty and misery. It is a well-known fact, and I therefore need not produce instances to prove it, that livings are not unfrequently given away without the slightest regard being had to the cir- cumstances of the parishioners, or the gratifications of the priest. Merits has to make way for nepotism and favouritism. If some two or three men happen to have the ear of the Bishop, they can obtain for their worshippers whatsoever they ask. Such being the case, does it not behove the clergy and laity to unite, and endeavour to rescue the patronage from the hands of one "unjust steward," and entrust it to a real representative body ? Church patronage is a trust, and not the personal property of individuals and as such, it should be bestowed for the general good of the church, and not for the aggrandisement of a few individual persons. I should be glad if some of your readers would express their opinion upon this subject; for you may depend upon it, it is a subject that deserves, and soon will demand, the attention of the public.—Yours &c., FAIR PLAY.'
TO BE LET, With immediate possession, THE MESSUAGE & DWELLING-HOUSE, J. No. 11, New-street, Aberystwyth. Apply to M rs. J. Cole, Pier-street. Exchange of House or Apartments. 4 NY Family wishing for an inland change to Leamington for six weeks may apply to G. F., 17, Russell Terrace, Leamington. TO BE LET, WITH immediate possession, a Commodious f" HOUSE, either with or without the Shop. For particulars apply to Mr Thomas Davies, Builder, Newfoundland-street, Aberystwyth. TO TAILORS. WANTED, Experienced Hands in the above Trade. Apply at once at John Richards & Go's, Clothiers and General Drapers, 10, Market- street, Aberystwyth. DANCING & DEPORTMENT. MR. d'EGVILLE PROPOSES visiting Aberystwyth about the 15th of June. Communications addressed to him will be duly attended to at No. 3, Edgar Street, orcester. MEADO"W"" HAY. rt^O BE SOLD, about Five Tons of last year's 1 Growth, in quantities to suit purchasers. Ap- ply to Richard Owen, Cwmcynfelin. EDWARD CLOCKER, No. 5, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH, Licensed to Let POST HORSES & CARRIAGES FOR HIRE. JL A commodious Covered or Uncovered Wag- gonette—Basket Carriages—Dogcart, &c. SUFFOLK LIVERY STABLES, Newfoundland Street, Abervstwyth. RICHARD STARLING, (Lute Manager of the Queen's Hotel Posting Department,) BEGS to inform the Public that he has commenced in the POSTING* line as above; and hopes, bv strict attention and moderate charges, to merit a share of their patronage and support. Horses and Carriages of a superior class for hire. ELIZABETH JONES, Widow of the late William Jones, 35, Great Dark-gate Street, Aberystwyth. BEGS to inform the Public at large that she has just returned from London with a large as- sortment of Ladies' Straw and Fancy Bonnets, Straw Hats. English and French Flowers, Ostrich Feathers. Every width and shade in Ribbons, Ladies' Jackets and Skirts, Baby Linen, Children's Suits, &c. SHOW-ROOM OPEN THIS DAY. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS willing to Contract for the Restoration JL of the Tower and Church of Llanfihangel-y- Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth, according to the Plans and Specifications prepared by R. Kyrke Penson, Esq.. may see the said Plans and Specifications at the Vicarage. Tenders (addressed "Llanfihangel Hestaratian") to be sent to the Rev. J. D. Jones, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Aberystwyth, on or be- fore the 27th of May. The Committee do not pledge themselves to accept the lowest or any other Tender. May 3rd, 1870. SODA WATER, LEMONADE, & GINGERADE, Manufactured from pure Spring Water. WHOLESALE Prices, sent free by post, on ap- W plication to JONES, GREEN, & Co., Mineral Water Works. Aberystwyth. Sold by Hotel-keeper3, 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. CARDIGAN HOUSE. JOHN RICHARDS & Co., ( From London, ) No. 10, MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, Drapers & General Outfitters. ONE Price, from which no Abatement can be made. Any Article not approved of will be exchanged. 831* Agents for the Sale of Sewing Machines. ASSEMBLY, BALL, & BILLIARD ROOMS. LAURA PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. JOHN EVANS, who has recently taken to the Business of the above Establishment, begs to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public gener- ally, that he has completed extensive alterations on the Premises, and hopes through strict attention to business to be favoured with a share of their patron- age and support. WINES, SPIRITS, ALE, PORTER, & CIGARS, Of the best quality. LEMOXADE, SODA & OTHER MINERAL WATERS. MUSIC WAREHOUSE, No. 2, NEW STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST-OFFICE. MR. INGLIS BERVON, ORGANIST OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH Teacher of the Organ. Singing. &. Pianoforte, (Pupil of Signor Randegger, London.) Single Lessons given for the convenience of Visitors. &iir' Agent for Broadwood and Collard's Grand and Cottage Pianofortes. A liberal percentage allowed off all new Instru- ments. Second-hand Pianofortes taken in exchange. All New Music at half the marked price if not in stock, !ent for by return of post. Piano-Fortes for Hire, Tuned, and Repaired. DAVID ELLIS. LUONMOLSRAEE, 9, MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, RESPECTFULLY begs to announce to the In- habitants of the Town and Neighbourhood generally, that he has opened the above Premises with a large assortment of IRONMONGERY GOODS, comprising Fenders, Fire-irons, Knives, Forks, Scissors, Razors, Bellows, Pots, Pans, Kettles, Brushes, Combs, &c. A large assortment of Iron Bedsteads, from 7s. 6d., Mattresses, from 7s. 6d., Wool and Flock Beds, &c., from 12s. Od., Pillows and Bolsters included. Baths and Iron Bedsteads for hire. Orders received for Venetian Blinds from choice samples. To be Tendered for.—Iron, Coal, Timber, Lime, & Slate. TENDERS are invited for the supply of Iron, Coal, Timber, Lime, and Slate for the South Plynlimmon Mine, to be delivered on the Mine in such quantities and at such times as may be required. All Tenders most be sealed, and addressed to Captain Walters, at the Mine, on or before Saturday, the 21st inst., at 12 o'clock at noon, when they will be opened, and the party whose Tender or Tenders may be accepted, will be apprised of the same- Dated South Plynlimmon Mining Company (Li- mited). Eisteddfa Gurrig, near Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth. May 13th, 1870. IMPORTANT NOTICE. THE PROPRIETOR OF THE UNICORN HOTEL, MACHYNLLETH, DEEMS it a duty to the pablic generally to inform them that the Herbert Arms & Unicorn Hotel will, after the 12th of may instant, be OPENED as a Head Inn and first-class FAMILY & COMMERCIAL. HOTEL, And Posting House on a very large scale; and will be conducted in every respect under most experienced and able management, equal and unrivalled with any County Hotel in the Kingdom. Cooking, Wines, and everthing of the very best quality, regardless of expense, under a new name and sign, which will be made known hereafter. The Proprietor has pur- chased the Hotel with the sole object of having a Hotel suitable to the present age, and fit for Noble- men, Gentlemen, or their families, to put up at; rental being no object, the Proprietor is determined to support the Tenant in the most liberal manner to enable him to compete with any other Hotel in the Principality, both with reference to the House as well 8S to the HORSES, CARRIAGES, STAB- LING, &c. And further, as soon as convenient, without disturbing the present Hotel and Yard, and the comforts of the Visitors, AN INDEPENDENT wiNG will be at once built, which will include one of the largest rooms unequalled in the country, as well as a BILLIARD ROOM. The Proprietor does not deem it necessary to say more at present, leaving the facts and Tenant to speak for themselves. ALL Persons having any Claims against the late CAPT. TREVETHAN, will please send particu- lars to CAPT. JOliN TREVETHAN, that the same may be paid. Consecration of Lampeter New Church. THE Lord Bishop of the Diocese has fixed WED- NESDAY, the 25 th MAT, for the Consecration of the above Church. The Clergy are requested to attend in their Sur- plices and Hoods. Special Trains will run on the occasion, and Cheap Tickets issued. Further particulars as to time of Services and Trains shall appear next week. '2!b KINAHANYS 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.
THE NEW MARKET COMPANY. (MARKET STREET SCHEME.) A meeting of the building committee of the Mar- ket-street scheme took place at the Town Hall on Wednesday morning last, at 10 o'clock. Mr H. E. Taylor occupied the chair, and the other members of the committee present were Mr Thomas Jones and Mr G. T. Smith. Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor to the company, and Mr George Jones, architect, were also present. Tenders from different builders were produced and examined, when it was found that Messrs. Hughes and Williams', of Bridge-street, was the lowest, and it was, therefore, accepted, subject to their providing the required security. A special general meeting of the shareholders was ordered to be called for Tuesday next. We may add that there were four tenders for the erection of the market, viz. Mr Roderick Williams £ 1660 Mr John Jones £1550 Mr Thomas Davies 41492 Messrs. Hughes & Williams £ 1080 Mr James Evans had prepared a tender, which he did not present. We understand it amounted to £ 1500. It is somewhat curious to note the vast difference between the highest and lowest tender, viz., 5801. It is perfectly clear that the estimate in the lowest tender must have been calculated under some misap- prehension, otherwise there must be some extraordi- nary profits in the building trade.
TOWN COUNCIL, ABERYSTWYTH, Tuesday, 10th May, 1870. A special meeting of the above body was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday last, when the following members and officials were present:—John Mat- thews, Esq., (mayor,) in the chair Aldermen Thomas Jones and John Davies; Councillors Richard Jones, T. O. Morgan, Richard Morris, David Roberts, David Williams, and John Wat- kins. Mr John Parry, town clerk, and Mr J. J. Atwood, solicitor, were also present. THE NEW SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. The Clerk read the minutes of the last meeting, when it was determined to let the slaughter-house by public auction for a term of one year. At the meeting referred to there were four tenders, and the highest ultimately proved to be Mr John James, of the Rail- way Tea Warehouse, who offered lOOi. per annum. There were higher tenders, but they were subse- quently withdrawn. The highest amount offered was not deemed adequate, and the meeting deter- mined to try the effect of a public auction. The Clerk read the scale of charges for slaughter- ing beasts, calves, sheep, and pigs, in accordance with the printed regulations drawn up some weeks since. The scale for beasts had been fixed at 2s. each; calves, 6d.; sheep and lambf, 3d.; pigs, scalded, Is.; singed ditto, Is 6d. Fpr this charge they would be allowed to remain in ,the slaughter- house for 24 hours after having been admitted after that period beasts would be charged' at the rate of 3d. for every 24 hours, and other aiimals Id. The slaughter-house was to be let from the 12th day of May instant to the I 2th of May next. A large number of butchers andf other parties in- terested attended the meeting to watch the proceed- ings, which appeared to create considerable interest. The Clerk, in reply to questions, stated that the rental would have to be paid monthly, and one good surety would be required for the due observance of the stipulations. The lessee would also be required to pay all the rates and tales, including rent- charges and he would be entitled to appropriate to his own use all the manure and offal. A charge of Id. would be made for tripe tables, &c. the blood would be the property of the lessee if not removed within 24 hours. i i Mr Willoughby Miller, solicitor, of Tregaron, at- tended the meeting to watchlhe proceedings on be- half of the batchers and the public in general. Mr Miller, after the town ilerk had read the rules and regulations, asked if he/should be permitted, as an old inhabitant, to makf a few remarks on the subject before the meeting t The Mayor consented tojhear Mr Miller if his re- marks were pertinent to tbje question. Mr Miller, with due resdfcct to the mayor and cor- poration, wished to ask wflether it would not be pos- sible for them to make a ijkr better approach to the market than the present tne. It was highly objec- tionable'V) have excited feasts—(laughter)—driven through tne North Paracteif a more private entrance e u can be secured. | The Clerk\replied t t they would presently be enabled to tak&^nto confederation the valuable sug- gestion thrown t by Mr Miller. They had al- ready thought of s ng a good entrance, which would probably be shortly formed. I Mr Miller said that it was a great thing to take cattle to the slaughter-house by a suitable access, instead of driving them through the streets of the town on their way to it. Mr John Theophilus, butcher, remarked, on be- half of his craft, that they all considered the tariff too high. They thought that Is. instead of 2s. ought to be enough for slaughtering a beast; and the other rates might also be proportionately re- duced. The butchers felt inclined to slaughter out- side the boundaries of the borough. The Clerk replied it was very likely that the butchers would be unable to avail themselves of the option of slaughtering outside the borough. The corporation would probably apply for additional powers to prevent slaughtering in private houses and yards. Mr Miller I understand that the pump in the slaughter-house is very dry. (Laughter.) Mr Evans, auctioneer, then explained in Welsh the conditions of the letting. Mr John James, who tendered for the market at the former meeting, when he offered 100Z. for it, started the bidding with 60Z. Mr Evans, of the Red Lion," advanced 5Z, which was immediately responded to by a similar advance in two places, and 801., 85 L, and 90/. were immedi- ately bid. After a pause of a few minutes Mr John James advanced to 100Z., his original offer at the former meeting. Mr John Jones, Llanbadarn, and Mr John Ed- wards, "Market Tavern," followed up and exceeded the last offer by 10/. Mr Evans, of the Red Lion," then put in the ad- vanced figure of 115Z., which Mr James quickly capped with a fiver, making his bid 120Z. The auctioneer said that the corporation still re- tained the right to the reserved price. The bidding was sluggish, and he must put in the reserve if the corporation claimed their right. The auctioneer, in reply to butchers, stated that they would have the blood of their own animals if they removed it in the time specified; but if they neglected doing so it would be necessary to permit the lessee or his agent to take possession of it. Aldermen Thomas Jones and John Davies then consulted the councillors in regard to the reserve price. It was the general opinion that the corporation had better waive their right to mention a reserved price. The Mayor said it was the unanimous wish of the corporation to make the present sale absolute. Councillor John Watkins wished to know whether it had been distinctly understood that the lessee or his agent would be permitted to keep pigs on the premises ? It mio-ht make a considerable difference in the bidding if tnat privilege were allowed. They must consider that the lessee would have all the offal and manure, which would be of considerable value. A butcher No; we will have no nuisance there, if we can help it. Pigs ought not to be allowed there excepting for slaughter. The auctioneer I have nothing to do with that; the corporation has decided otherwise. Three butchers expressed their strong dissent, with due respect to the corporation. Mr John James I understood that the keeping of pigs was optional. I took that into consideration when I made my tender. But you must remember that at preseht there is no accommodation provided for keeping pigs. There are no pig-styes on the premises. The Mayor said that the styes could be very easily constructed at a merely nominal figure. The auctioneer stated that the highest bidder would have the priority of claim to the slaughter- house in case the corporation did not wish to put a reserve price. The Mayor said that they had determined to make no reserve. The auctioneer, after further conversation, said that he must knock the lesseeship down to Mr James at 1201. for the first year on his conforming to the stipulations laid down. co This concluded the business, but the butchers who attended the meeting did not appear at all con- tented with the wholesome restrictions with which they will have to comply.
« THE NEW SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. In another column our readers will find the result of the letting of the slaughter-house by public auction. Although Mr James, the highest bidder, was accepted as lessee for the next 12 months at 1201., the corpo- ration has no reason to be dissatisfied with the bidding. Mr Jonathan Pell very properly remarked that the corporation could hardly expect a high bidding for the first year, as the rental was a comparative spe- culation. The persons who tendered had no specific data on which to found their calculations. The first year of letting was therefore a mere ordeal which, when terminated, would afford the council and the public an opportunity of ascertaining more correctly the value of the lesseeship, in case the corporation did not feel disposed to undertake the management themselves by appointing a paid servant to take charge of the building. It may be interesting to many of our readers if we supply them with a brief description of the new slaughter-house, which, we can confidently assert, may, according to the area occupied, be favourably compared with any similar buildiug in the kingdom. Some of the butchers of the town, as might naturally be expected, expressed some repugnance to the scheme, which will, to some extent, curtail their former discretionary privileges, inasmuch as they had a carte blanche to slaughter when and where they liked. But we doubt not that in the fulness of time, the knights of the clever will bless the modern institution which will afford them extraordinary business facili- ties at a strictly reasonable tariff. The corporation and town commissioners^of Aber- ystwyth, with all their asserted proverbial dilatori- ness, felt the importance of providing thatfcown with a commodious slaughtering-house, in oufler to sup- press the flagrant nuisance ocoasionecyfoy allowing butchers to slaughter their animals iqjfconfined and highly inappropriate places. The result of many a long and stormy debate was, that the omc authorities, in consideration of sanitary requiredlents, wisely de- termined to supply the necessary buildings which have been erected on their own property, near the railway station. Mr Szlumper wäj. appointed archi- tect, and Mr Davies, the builder, tfas entrusted with the working department, in accordance with the terms of the contract. The original contract was 1385/ which, by alterations a additions, was in- creased to 1495/ and we understand that when all is completed, the probable cjst, including proper access, will be about 2000/ sophat the yearly rental of ) 20l. will yield more thaijrfive per cent. on the outlay. There is every reason to anticipate that Mr James, the first lessee, will, In all probability, after paying all expenses, reali# 100l, in addition, as the reward of his public enterprise in making the venture. f We need not dilate on tats advantageous situation of the slaughtering-hous which is in immediate proximity to the railwaj#station, and within easy distance of the centre of e town, but we shall con- fine our description to thepmilding, withuut wearying our readers with furtherpreface as to its origin, rise, and progress, when thefscheme was first launched forth. We wlm. therefore, address ourselves to the immediate sunject. § The foundation stontfof the buildings was laid in due form, by sfeme unclfronicled worthy, on the 24th of August lasy and it may now be considered as completed, although s e minor details have yet to be finished. F The dwelling. ouse rected for the lessee, or his servants, contains fiva rooms, and a number of the requisite convenitncetin the shape of closets, cup- boards, &c., whicnfcajit all well fitted np and Job himself need not bwfe his patience put to a severe test in such a convenient house. Job Jones, who has been appointed manager by Mr James, can therefore have no cause of complaint in respect to accommodation, the place being two stories The buildings are erected with Mr Savin's red bricks, whilst the lines and arches are tastefully faced with the Ruabon white bricks, which gives it a very neat appearance. The buildings stand on up- wards of an acre. The windows, or rather the win- dow frames, are the production of the celebrated Coalbrook Dale Iron Works Company. They are cast in a very artistic manner, and the emblems of Ceres are beautifully wrought in iron work. These windows are not provided with glass, because that would interfere with the ventilation. They are therefore, not only useful, but highly ornate. These cast-iron window frames are about 10 feet.,in height, and 5 in breadth. The room provided for the slaughter of unfortunate beasts is 2U feet by 20 and of proportionate height, a capital contrivance for ventilation from the roof having been provided. White glazed blocks are provided round the bottom of the walls to a height of 4 feet, so that traces of blood can be easily removed with a mop or towel. Four strong iron rings have been fixed firmly in the ground for securing the poor beasts who have to administer to the carniverous appetites of man. The height of this building is about 40 feet and two strong double beams are fixed at the requisite height for suspending the slaughtered beasts. There is ample accommodation for the slaughtering and dressing of a dozen beasts without inconvenience. Two windlasses or pulleys are provided for lifting the carcasses to the beam prior to dressing. The floor of the room is also laid with glazed tiles, so that traces of the sanguinary tra- gedies that have to be enacted therein will be easily obliterated. The site of the slaughtering-house has been elevated artificially some 2 feet, so as to confer upon it the advantages of a proper fall for drainage purposes. The drainage pipes are the glazed ones, manufactured at Newport, Mon., which have lately been adopted by the town commissioners for the supply of water to the town. From the beast room the visitor passes to the shambles for the extinction of sheep and calves, which opens from the principal compartment. It is 20 feet square, and, like the other room, well venti- lated from the summit. Iron brackets and hooks are arranged in ghastly array for the suspension of the defunct. Fifty sheep or calves could be easily accommodated in this shamble in due rotation for the knife. We must not omit to notice that there are two cisterns beneath the roof for the supply of water for the requisite dressing and cleansing of the animals. Pass we on next to the pig department, which will for many years resound with the musical intonation of the slaughtered innocents. The pigs and their owners are thoughtfully furnished with an ample boiler for the supply of hot water for scalding pur- poses, if the singing process be not adopted. The boiler will contain about 100 gallons, while the cis- terns above for furnishing cold water will contain 500 gallons each. A spacious entrance is provided for live stock, who are doomed to make their exit after death by another door, so as to prevent confusion. Outside the slaughter-houses are ranges of covered sheds that will afford accommodation to from 14 to 20 beasts, who can be properly secured at the man- gers. Separate apartments have been divided off for calves. These sheds are 64 feet long. Sanitary regulations have been observed, and pro- vision has been made for the deposit of manure at a remote corner of the building but we would respec- fully suggest to the architect that a small door should be supplied in that quarter for the removal of manure in carts without troubling the butchers by conveying it through the thoroughfare. This is the only defect that we could notice, and that can be remedied at the outlay of a few shillings. Urinals, &c., have also been constructed and the drainage system, so far as we could observe, are complete in every respect, but the proof of this has yet to be tested. The topic on which we have dwelt is certainly not a pleasing one but still carniverous individuals must not shrink from ascertaining the character of the civic arrangements made for their appetites. We may add that the architect and builder have apparently executed their undertaking in a profes- sional and business-like manner. Mr John James has appointed Mr Job Jones as his agent to superintend the slaughter-house; and his proverbial neatness and cleanliness will doubt- less prove a guarantee that the shambles will be well conducted.
ABERYSTWYTH PEBBLES.—Mrs Wright, of Here- ford, writes to a friend in Aberystwyth, informing her that persons calling themselves Mr and Mrs Leicester, of 8, Vulcan-street, Aberystwyth, have been imposing on the credulity of some of the folks in the above named city. They sold what they said were genuine Aberystwyth stone with gold mounting, as brooches; but the stones turned out to be worthless, being merely coloured glass, and the gqld was soon discovered to be tinsel. The female assured Mrs Wright that she had herself picked up the stones on the beach opposite the Belle-Vue Hotel. Mrs Wright states that this is dishonest to the Aberystwyth lapidaries, and that she has such a love for this charming town, and such a respect for some of the lapidaries, that she ought to caution the public against such misrepre- sentations. THE NOVEL OF THE DAY.—The daily and weekly journals, as well as the monthlies, are teeming with notices and criticisms of the famed Ex-Prime Min- ister's new novel "Lothair." Mr Disraeli, the accomplished and talented author, is accused by many critics of being dread'iilly personal in the dramatic perspnse. He is accused of introducing the young Marquis of Bute and Monseignor Capel, the accomplished London Roman Catholic priest, repre- senting the former as being under the machination of the Jesuitical domination and popish viles. Several other living characters are stated to be portrayed in this novel, which is essentially the book of the season. Its tenor is essentially anti-Romanistic, and he ap- pears to endorse much of the sentiments of the hon. member for Peterborough, who complained last week that his hon. colleagues threatened to "kick him and strangle him, if he continued to trouble the house and speaker in a debate on his old popish grievance." We are happy to hear that a patron of the Literary Institute has expressed his intention of presenting the work to the Library.
THE VOICE OF THE ABERYSTWYTH BUTCHERS. On Thursday evening last, a large number of the master butchers and cattle dealers of the town held a meeting at the White Swan Inn," fur the pur- pose of taking into consideration the tariff charge in the bye laws of the corporation for slaughtering animals in the new and commodious buildiug which bn's just been completed. About 25 were present, and the meeting was nearly unanimous in protesting against what they deemed the exorbitant rates im- posed by the bye-laws. Mr W. Jones was called to the chair, and neatly addressed himself to the subject tor the considera- tion of which the meeting had been convened. It was desirable that they should have an opportunity of expressing their opinions freely on the subject before the slaughter-house was formally opened. If they should be of opinion that the rates charged were too high, or if they had any other ground of complaint, it would be well for them to decide this evening what course they should adopt to remedy the evil complained of. They might decide on sending a deputation to Mr James, the lessee or they might take into consideration the feasibility of attending a slaughter-house beyond the confines of the borough, where the corporation would have no authority to compel their attendance. It would be well to produce a copy of the bye-laws. No one present had the bye-laws, hut some said they remembered the tariff. Two or three butchers protested against the pre- sence of Job Jones, who had just been appointed keeper of the market. It was unfair for him to be present to take a part in their deliberations, as he was a party interested in the new building. Job Jones maintained that inasmuch as he was a butcher he had a right to be present at a public meeting of the craft which had been duly convened. In regard to the threats made use of to turn him out forcibly if he did not go willingly, it would take a good many on 'em to do it—that he was confi- dent. A scene of some confusion then occurred. The chairman and a large majority of the butchers saw no objection to Job's remaining, and the business of the meeting then proceeded after this interrup- liun. Mr Jenkin Jenkins pointed out the hardships under which butchers laboured in a comparatively small town like Aberystwyth in having to pay such high rates. It was a widely different matter in large towns. The Chairman, after further discussion, said the charge for slaughtering a beast had been fixed at 2s. per bead, and they would be allowed 24 hours' use of the building. Did they consider that figure too high or not ? Mr Elias Thomas was of decided opinion that it was too high. He and others thought that Is. was quite sufficient. One of the butchers stated that it hllel cost him before this Is. 10jd. to slaughter a calf when he took into consideration all the charges and imposts direct and indirect. An animated discussion ensued, the proceedings being all conducted in the Welsh language. The Chairman ultimately put it to to the meeting whether h. was deemed a reasonable charge. The large majority deemed that it was on taking a show of hands, a few remaining neutral. The Chairman next asked the opinion of the meeting in respect of 6d. per head being charged for calves. Did they consider that too high ? The voice of the meeting was again almost unna- mously of opinion that it was. A few modest butchers maintained that Id. was enough. A discussion occurred on this subject, some sug- gesting 3d., and others 4d. The Chairman having taken a show of hands, declared that the meeting was almost unanimous in thinking that the charge ought to be 3d. per head. The Chairman said the next tariff was 3d. for sheep. What was their opinion in that respect? The butchers were again singularly unanimous in voting Id. per head as being quite sufficient. If it were more, they would be heavy sufferers. The pig question was next discussed at some length. The Chairman said there were two charges, viz Is. each for scalding, with the use of hot water and other conveniences; and Is. 6d. for singing, with the use of the necessary straw. A butcher said he did not care a jot if they charged a crown for burning, because there was no profit in adopting that process. Another lively conversation ensued. Some sug- gested 8d. per head, and others 6d. The Chairman, after patiently hearing the argu- ments most emphatically addressed, declared that the sixpenny men had the majority. The meeting then deliberated on the 3d. per every 24 hours that animals were allowed to remain after the first 24 hours. One butcher thought that this would prove a most excessive exaction. Supposing a person had 100 or 200 sheep that he sent, to the slaughtering house, •ind daily had occasion to slaughter from six to ten a day. The charge would then amount to-a serious sum. A buteher wished to know whether there was ample room provided to keep flocks of sheep sepa- rate, so that they should not be mixed, to bewilder the owners. An answer was given in the aiffrmative. It was stated that there was quite room enough for 500. Questions were next discussed in regard to the accommodation of pigs or sheep for transit by train. One of the audience stated that this bad been left an open matter. The lessea was allowed to exercise his discretion in that respect, and make private ar- rangements. The butchers then protested against the charge of Id, for cleaning tripe on a table. They contended that no charge was made in other towns, and it was unfair to charge at Aberystwyth. Cardigan, Car- marthen, Swansea, and other towns were quoted. The Chairman did not deem it necessary to di- vide the meeting on the tripe grievance Protests were next made against parting with the offal. Portions of it were valuable to them, and the lessee could have no legitimate claim. They bad no objection to his having the dung (laughter), but not the offal. The Chairman, after giving a patient hearing, stated that they had better select a deputation of some half-a-dozen of their body to act as a deputa- lion, and represent their grievance to Mr. James. After some further debate, the following were ap- pointed as a deputation to wait on the lessee at the •'arliest opportunity, and point out the grievances under which the knights of the clever laboured :— The Chairman, Messrs. William Williams, William Kowlands, Jenkin Jenkins, William Morgan, and John Davies. It was stated that MR James was (anxious to do all in his power to accommodate the butchers and if the represented to him auy grievance under which they imagined they laboured, no doubt they should be listened to with attention. A vote of thanks to the chairman for his good humour and patience terminated the proceedings, which were of a very expressive, and, sometimes, of an Irrepressible character.
DUBLIN UNIVERSITY.—-On the list, of successful candidates for matriculation at Trinity College, we lire happy to find the name of Mr David J. Michael, of Jasper House School. CHIMNEYS ON FIRE.—The local justices have intimated their intention of imposing heavier penal- ties than heretofore on persons who wilfully set their chimneys on fire with the view of cleaning rhew. In the last cases that were brought before them, the wilful act was not clearly shown, other- wise the fines would have been heavier. II. is a common practice with some persons to clean their chimneys by setting them on fire, so as to save the expense of having a sweep. THE PRESERVATION OF SEA-FOWLS.—On Sunday last, a large number of gulls, divers, sea-swallows, and other marine birds were observed hovering above and skimming along the bay in close proximity to the Castle grounds. They were evidently in full pursuit of the smaller fish AND it was amusing to observe the robberies to which the weaker birds were subjected by their stronger colleagues. No sooner was a choice morsel of fish picked up by one inferior size, than the preyer preyed on the inferior bird and snatched the prize out of his mouth, making good his retreat. On Monday, two youngsters in the town amused themselves by shooting at the sea- birds, in evident blissful ignorance that they were infringing the recent Act of Parliament, which ren- ders every such offender amenable to a fine of 40s. and costs for every sea-bird killed from the 11th day of April until the 1st of August, which are the Par- liamentary fence months. It would be well for the sporting public to remember this salutary Act, which is designed to protect our aquine visitors during the breeding season, when birds, beasts, and fishes ought to be sacred, despite the sanguinary and carnivorous propensities of the merciless animal man. ADVICE MOTHERS.—Are you broken of your rest by a sick child, suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist, and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW S SOOTHING SYRUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately; it is perfectly harm- less; it produces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as bright as a button." It has been long in use in America, and is highly recommended by medical men; it is very pleasant to take; it soothes the child; it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Be sure and ask for MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYKRI', and see that''Curtis and Perkins, New York and London," is on the outside wrapper. No mother should be without it-Sold by all medicine dealers at Is. IJd. per Bottle. London Depot, 493, Oxford Street: INTERESTING EXPERIMENT.—Place on the upper bar of a grate with the heads projecting about one inch inwards, some ordinary lucifers-ill a few moments they ignite. Then, in the same position, place a few of the Safety Matches of Bryant and May C which ignite only on the box), and it will be found that they will remain for hours—in fact, until the wood becomes literally charred—without taking fire. We look on this as a singularly interesting confirmation of the safety of the new match. Care must be taken in both cases to avoid actual contact with flame. LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL HAIR.—Mrs S. A. ALLEN'S WORLD'S HAIR RESTORER OR DRESSING never fails to quickly restore Grey or Faded Hair to its youthful colour and beauty, and with the first application a beautiful gloss and delightful fragrance is given to the Hair. It stops the Hair from falling off. It prevents baldness. It promotes luxuriant growth; it causes the Hair to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It contains neither oil nor- dye. In large Bottles—Price Six Shil- lings. Sold by Ch^ntffct* and Perfumers. Depot, 266, High Holborn, London.FoR CHILDREN'S HAIR.—MRS. ALLEN'S "ZYMBALSAMUM" far excels any pomade or hair oil, and is a delightful Hair Dressing: it is a distinct and separate prepara- tion from the Restorer, and its use not required with it.
THE ROYAL CARDIGAN MILITIA. On Friday last, (yesterday,) the members of this regiment were reviewed on their parade ground by the Hon. Col. John Jocelyn Burke, one of Her Majesty's Government Inspector of Militias for the southern district. The regiment, including the band and the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, mustered upwards of 200, which is rather below the standard number, which may now be considered on peace footing," as the country has no immediate necessity for giving additional inducements to re- cruits, as is the case when wars and rumours of wars agitate the public mind. The men, as a body, appeared in admirable trim, and in capital working order. They were critically examined for some hours in the yard adjoining the militia depot, where their kit and accoutrements were carefully inspected; and the Lord-lieutenant of the county and his officers were afforded an oppor- tunity of informing the reviewing officer in regard to any subject connected with the organization of the regiment. After the men had been duly paraded and placed through various military manoeuvers, they were marched from the yard to the adjoining field, where a large concourse of spectators assembled to witness the reviewing evolutions, which were performed in A creditable manner, more especially No". 1 Company. The reviewing officer, after the ordinary exercises had been gone through to his evident satisfaction, addressed the officers and men of the regiment in complimentary terms, so far as the general appear- ance of the regiment was concerned and he pointed out some defects and shortcomings which he observed in the evolutions and manoeuvers of some of the com- panies. On the whole, he expressed his satisfaction with the general discipline and appearance of the men. The brass band of the regiment played at intervals during the afternoon, which caused considerable de- lectation among the spectators and camp followers, who mustered strongly on the occasion, as is the general case during the annual review. We may add that a good sprinkling of the surrounding gentry visited the town to witness the proceedings. After the field drill was over, the men were marched back again to the depot yard. where they were formed in companies prior to their disembodiment. They ap- peared to be in high spirits and if recruits were required for the army, there is no doubt that a fair modicum would have been eager to enlist after their brief experience of the charms of a soldier's life. But the strict retrenchment system which is now adopted in the public estimates, and the profound peace that reigns throughout Europe, precludes the necessity of despatching recruiting sergeants to offer "great inducements" to promising young men to join the army. Without alluding to the flattering remarks which the reviewing officer paid to some of the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, we may, as local journals, be permitted to state that the general con- duct of the men has been exemplary during the last two months, and the picquet has mostly been suffi- cient to maintain order. In only a few instances J6 U *NTERVENTi°N °f THE police been required, and the charge against the offenders have been con- fined to a few assaults. This, it must be admitted, is creditable to the men, when it is recollected that upwards of two hundred have been collected from all parts of the county, and, necessarily, exposed to great TEMPTATIONS from the fact that tbey have, mostly, to be billeted in public houses, and that they are associated together in the evenings in considerable numbers. His worship, the mtfydr, and sitting ma- gistrates, have not any reason to complain of the conduct of the regiment, excluding a few instances. When they are disembodied this day, many of the men will, doubtless, give way to undue excitement pnor to returning to their peaceful avocations. The officers have been, recently, careful in not enlisting notoriously indifferent characters, although many of RRVR C HAVE applied to have their names enrolled. is precaution has exercised a highly beneficial effect on the regiment. From what we have heard of the result of the in- spection, we have reason to believe that the reviewing o cer, who is the brother of Earl Mayo, will send a favourable report of the regiment to the War Office. ————-<<-————
LONDON CITY MISSION.-WELSH AUX- ILIARY. The nineteenth annual meeting of this auxiliary took place on Wednesday evening, the 4th instant, at the literary Institution, Aldersgate-street, E. M. Richards, Esq., M.P., in the chair The meeting opened with hymn and prayer, fol- W ?1 Y- rep°r-t being read by Mr* W• Jones' Welsh missionary, in which he gave the numbers of those who had become communicants at different places of worship, those who had been induced to abandon a life of degradation to go to penitentiaries, and the number of children whom the mission had been successful in providing schools and homes for. The reader gave a few examples of the difficulties experienced by him and his brother missionary, Mr. Thomas, in their work. The hard work of the past year, he added, had so undermined his health that he had had to refrain from his duties for a period; and now, with the advise of the medical adviser of the society, he must resign altogether the office which he had undertaken with so much zeal two years ago, and seek better health in his home in Cardiganshire. The chairman, who was loudly cheered, said he always took pleasure in the good of the public, espe- cially in that meeting, being connected as it was with a good object, and constituted of his country- men. He hoped to be present at many more annual meetings of the same kind and said that if the es- timated 30,000 or 40,000 Welsh persons in London only gave according to their means, they would be enabled to support their missionaries without the aid of their English friends. The Rev. J. Robinson, secretary of the society, moved the first resolution, and highly complimented the two Welsh members of the City Mission, and said that from the result he was satisfied they did their work well. The resolution was seconded by the Rev. E. Jones, of the Welsh Church, Ely Place, Holborn»jn Welsh, and supported by the Rev. D. C. Davies,(B)A. The sWond resolution was moved by the Rev. W. Jones, Wesleyan minister; seconded by the Rev. Canon Jenkins, and supported by the Rev. D Ro- berts, of Carnarvon. The third resolution was moved by Morgan Lloyd, Esq., Q C. and seconded by Abel Simner, Esq. Mr. Morgan advocated perseverance and kindness, and said that he had heard that at Rhyl there lived a Roman Catholic priest who went regularly to Cerrig-y-Druidion, a distance of some thirty miles, twice a week, to visit one poor Irishman, who worked in the quarries, this being, he said, the way to win the esteem of the country. The fourth resolution was moved by the Rev. D. Charles, B.A., and seconded by Mr. John Griffiths. (Gohebydd,) in one of his good-humoured speeches, The music of the evening was entirely under the management of Mr. Brinley Richards jand this was a guarantee of its nature. The principal vocalist was Miss Edmonds, of whom such favourable criti- cisms appeared in those columns at the time of the Aberystwyth Eisteddfod. This young lady sang in a most pleasing manner, I will extol Thee" (Costa), "As o'er the past my memory strays" (Brinley Richards), and The Vale of Towy" (Brinley Rich- ards) the latter being encored, she substituted Y Gwenith gwyn." The choir under the leadership of Mr. Davies, of Sloane-street Chapel, sang several pieces, sacred and secular, with care and judgment. Mr. Brinley Richards himself favoured the meet- with two pianoforte solos,-—" The Prayer from Mose," and Recollections of Wales," the audience cheering the latter to their hearts' content; and then Mr. Richards gave some more Welsh music. Great praise is due to Mr. Richards for his valuable assistance ajL such gatherings. The meeting separated well pleased,, especially with their able chairman. There was mSietly seated in the place, as rumour said afterwards, JO than Mr. Murphy, the renowned PROJTESTANT^^TTWFT^^
WANTON CONDOCT.—Several DO^S havl| been poisened in this town during the week, KU)d awneJQ# the poor brutes have died from the effectST' TTBE poison appears to be introduced in a piece of raw meat. Such wanton cruelty is very reprehensible; and it is unfortunate that the shades of the slaughtered cannot haunt the perpetrators of a despicable and wicked deed. A NOVEL SIGHT.—On Monday last many specta- tors were somewhat astonished on witnessing the re- moval of an entire house of business from one street to another. We have often heard that American engineers make nothing of removing a solid block of building a distance of 100 yards but such feats are almost unknown in this country. As stated in our issue of Saturday last, Mr John James, the originator of the new market scheme in Terrace Road, has em- ployed a strong pósse of labourers and artizans in preparing the market site. which would have been open last Monday had it not been for some misunder- standing with the contractor. On Tuesday last the besom of innovation swept away the butcher's stall of Mr Job Jones, and in a few hours, like the base- less fabric of a vision, left no trace behind. Not content with the demolition of poor Job's sanctuary, the ruthless Goths and Vandals next attacked the house of business of Mr J. James, boot and shoe- maker, which the barbarians considered an encum- brance on the ground. The innovators, however, after passing sentence against the ill-fated edifice, determined not to annihilate it, but to remove it cor- poreally. The engineers, artificers, and skilled la- bourers accordingly planted their formidable machi- nery underneath the shrine of St. Crispin, and lo and behold before the spectators could in astonish- ment and dismay ejaculate Jack Robinson," a team of four horses was attached to the boot and shoe depot, and off it went in a jiffy to the corporation yard, Newfoundland street It is hardly necessary to add that the beholders marvelled greatly. So ad- mirably was this manoeuvre accomplished, that not a single square of plate glass was shattered. The edifice was in a short time lodged safely and soundly in the aforesaid yard, where the name of J. James, boot and shoemaker, above the door still invites his customers to visit his house of business in the new site. THEATRICALS Dramatic representations will shortly be opened at the Assembly Rooms, by a company of actors who have been previously in this town. NAVIGATION.—Thomas Richards, son of Capt. T. Richards, 51, Marine Terrace, in this town, has successfully passed his examination at Liverpool as master for foreign trading. He was formerly a pupil of Mr. Lewis Roderick, of this place. AT the meeting for the distribution of prizes of the Scottish Reformation Society, held on Thursday, the 5th inst., Lord C. J. Hamilton in the chair, Mr. W. Jones, formerly pupil teacher in this town, was a prizeman. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WELSH CHURCH, LONDON, was held on Sunday last, the 8th inst., when the Rev. E. Thomas, vicar of Skewen, Glamorgan- shire, preached in the morning and evening and the Rev. W. Jones, Southwark, in the morning and evening. Excellent sermons were delivered. NEW BUILDINGS.—Many new buildings are about to be erected in this town. Mr John Thomas, of the Cemetery, has commenced to construct a sub- stantial house on the Llanbadarn Road, near the new Soda Water manufactory of Messrs Jones, Green, and Co. THE PLASCRUG WALK.—The new well that is being sunk by the commissioners, yields an abun- dant supply of water, but fears are entertained that it will prove brackish and of an unpleasant taste. Efforts will be made to obviate the evils appre- hended if possible. THE ASYLUM FOR THE BLIND.—We are glad to find that the blind daughter of Mr Colleman has, through the instrumentality of patrons and friends, been enabled to place her in the Asylum at St. John's Wood, London. Earl Lisburne subscribed £ 1 towards the fund, and not 5s., as stated in our last issue. Mr J. Pell increased his subscription to 30s., and Mr J. James, of the tea warehouse, gave 5s. Other subscriptions were also handed in. A LOCAL BAND.—Some four or five band- masters have written to the authorities of the town tor permission to play here during the ensuing reason. The inhabitants were very much disgusted at the behaviour of the last band that was selected, and they will not be permitted to come again. A committee of the town commissioners will examine into the relative merits of the candidates, and select their band. SURETIES OF THE PEACE.—Our reporter inadvert- ently transposed the names of a complainant and a defendant'in a police case. Mrs. Jones, the actual defendant was put down as complainant, and Mrs. Murphy appeared as defendant. The boot hap- pened to be on the other leg, and it was Mrs. Jones who was bound over to keep the peace for 12 months. LLANWENOG.—INQUEST.—On the 6th instant, an inquest was held at Penpontbren Inn, before Abel Evans, Esq., deputy coroner, on view of the body of Evan Evans, farmer, aged 47 years, who was found in the river Tivy, a few yards above Llanybyther bridge, on the 5th instant. Verdict, "Found drowned." PENYPARKE SCHOOL.—We observe with pleasure that efforts are being made to obtain funds for adding a commodious class-room to this successful and de- servedly popular school. Several liberal donations have been promised. It is hardly necessary to remind our Aberystwyth readers that a large number of our respectable fellow townsmen have been educated in this invaluable seminary and, consequently, they are in gratitude bound to extend a helping hand in the additional facilities for the education of our youthful population, so as to enable Penyparke school to main- tain its wonted prestige. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-About half-past 12 o'clock on Saturday night, or rather on Sunday morning, a serious disturbance took place in Great Dark-gate-street, owing to a drunken broil. When in the act of taking a disorderly man into custody, Sergeant Evans was brutally assailed by a man named Abraham Evans, who struck him on the head with a large stone weighing upwards of two pounds. The by-standers very properly assisted the officer in securing the offender. He was taken before the magistrates on Monday, and fined one pound includ- ing costs. The presiding justices were the mayor and Mr. John Davies. DISORDERLY.—On Monday last, Frederick Flor- ence was charged at the magistrates' clerk's office, with being drunk and disorderly in Great Dark- gate street. late on Saturday night last. Police- constable Thomas proved the offence. Fined 5s. in- cluding costs.—David Thomas, seaman, was charged with being drunk and very noisy in the same street, on the same night. Sergeant Evans said he was fighting in company with other drunken men who were unable to suppress his pugilistic tendencies He resisted, and gave the police much trouble. He was the cause of a violent assault on Sergeant Evans. Fined 10s.—Edward Jones, a tramp, who is very troublesome, was fined 5s. for being.drunk. THE BAT FISHERIES.—On Sunday last two Liver- pool fishing boats arrived at this port heavily laden with fish of various kinds. The take of soles, gur- nets, and even oysters was considerable and there was a fair supply of scate, mackerel, flatfish, and other varieties of the finny tribe. The bulk of the fish was at once transferred to Liverpool by rail. The soles, however, that tarried behind were sold at Is. 2d per lb. The smacks steered away again on Monday in quest of another cargo. The reports of the fishermen are highly favourable, and they anti- cipate another good haul in the course of the week as fish abound plentifully. The take of mackerel was not equal to their anticipation, as the season in the bay may he said to have hardly commenced. The earliest captures are made in Ireland and Corn- wall, and we can hardly anticipate the larger shoals for a month or upwards. One of the boats had nearly four tons of fish. A DESERTER.—A few weeks ago, a deserter from the Hoyal Artillery was appreheuded in this town by Sergeant Evans, for the above offence, It was discovered that his name was Samuel Griffiths, slid that he took French leave of his battery at Wool- wich some four years ago. He had since obtained employment as boots at the Queen's Hotel, where he was engaged for many months and as might be inferred, his conduct during that period. was exem- plary, otherwise he could never have retained his position in that well regulated establishment. Since his apprehension, he bas been confined at the Police Station, where be has been waiting orders from the War Office, a department that is by no means pre- cipitate or hasty in its conclusions. He was re- ported by the medical officer who examined him as fit for service but by some happy circamstances he was fortunate enough to obtain his discharge on Thursday last. Samuel, after leaving the town for a considerable time, was induced to revisit it, owing to the blandishments of a fair cook in a certain hotel, and he determined, before his arrest, to per- petrate matrimony, when the "blues" interfered with the connubial anticipations of the retired warrior. There is no doubt that Samuel on obtain- ing his liberty, after some weeks of incarceration, will sacrifice it in gratitude at the shrine of Hymen, and wear the conjugal yoke with becoming fortitude and resignation. DECENCY FORBIDS.—The bathing season has just commenced at Aberystwyth. It is a matter of super- erogation to remind our readers that it is to the ad- vantage of the town to cultivate as much as possible the visits of strangers during the present season to a watering place which is such a favourite resort of visitors. The town, through their representatives the commissioners and the town council, have ex- erted themselves in a laudable manner to render the town as attractive as possible. Large sums of money have been expended in improving the streets and thoroughfares and the local authorities, however shortcoming they may be in some respects, cannot be justly charged with inertness in this respect. The streets of the town, thanks to the authorities and their surveyor, may be favourably contrasted with any other place in the kingdom. Measures are being taken to supply new pavement in the lead- ing thoroughfares of the town. The due supply of ptfr^ and wholesome water has occupied the earnest attention of our local legislatures. A considerable sum of the public money has been devoted towards improving the Plascrug Walk, so as to render it more attractive to our annual visitors. But all this expenditure will be comparatively futile if scenes that occurred on Monday last are to be perpetuated .during the present bathing season. At mid-day two nude men were amusing themselves for nearly a quarter of an hour on the beach nearly opposite the Queen's Hotel in running backward and forward for 200 or 400 yards, when a number of females were promenading on the beautiful extended walk above Mr Balcombe's splendid hotel. Some of our readers can bear witness to this highly indecent exhibition, which, if permitted to remain unchecked, must seriously prejudice the character of the town. These disgusting acts have been summarily suppressed in most of our fashionable watering places, where great complaints have been made and we trust that ener- getic measures will be adopted by our civic authori- ties to prevent a repetition of the indecency to which it is our duty as journalists to allude to. It will be vain for spirited persons to erect spacious and com- modious hotels it will be useless for heavy rate- payers to prepare at great cost handsome apartments for summer visitors if such a nuisance is tolerated. No pater or mater familias would visit for the second time a watering place where such outrageous conduct would be tolerated for a day. We are confident that the report we have considered it our duty to make on behalf of the interests of the town will not be passed over unnoticed by those whom it intimately concerns. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Bad legs, bad breasts, ulcers, abscesses, wounds, and sores of all kinds may be thoroughly healed by the application oi this Ointment to the parts affected, after they have been duly fomented with warm water. The discharge should not be checked at once, but rather encouraged, for any sudden check must ot course be always dangerous. Nature is the noblest of physicians, and must not be opposed, but seconded. All sores are for a time the safety valves of the constitution, and should not be closed or healed until they assume a healthier character. Under the action of this powerful Ointment, aided by the Pills, the depraved humours of the body will be quickly removed. MODERN INTENTION.—That great invention the "Chronograph," which times all the principal events of the day, and has revolutionized and superseded the clumsy old-fashioned "Stop-watch," seems likely to be eclipsed in fame by that still greater and more useful invention the "Keyless Watch." The fact of no key beingrequired renders these Watches indispensable to the traveller, the nervous, and invalids,. The enormous number sent even by post, to all parts of the world, is a convincing proof of th) ir great utility. The prices at which they are sold range from 5 to 100 guineas. Thousands of them are manufac- tured by Mr. 3. W. BENSON, of Old Bond Street, and of the Steam Factory, Ludgate Hill, London, who sends post free for 2d. a most nteresting historical pamphlet upon watch-making.
THE WORKHOUSE AUTHORITIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-I did not expect that I should have to solicit any more of your valuable space upon the above subject, but there appears in your last, a correspon- dence FRONI 'Arthur Griffith," in which there are points which I think (though he. and A Heavv Rate- payer" may think otherwise) I ought to correct and contradict. It seems to me a pity that a gentleman in Mr. "Arthur Griffith "'s position should meddle with matters that I hope to prove, he knows so little about. Would it not be wiser in Mr Griffith to stand apart from the labyrinths and mazes of law. which seem to puzzle and bewilder him so much ? In Arthur Griffith s first letter, (see ABERYST- WYTH OBSERVER of the 23rd ult..) he made the fol- lowing statements "That through some mismanage- ment of the rates, the poor do not always get their weekly dole awarded to them in money, but receive instead a ticket to go to certain shops," and that it had been the case several times." The above I ven- tured to contradict and deny most emphatically, which gave Mr Griffith room to make the explanation he might think proper in the matter; and was it not natural to expect that he would, like a gentle- man, prove his first statement, or retract ? What do we see? In your last impression we find him cun- ningly diverging from his first charge, and bringing on another, which proves him to be perfectly at sea in the matter he has taken in hand. He presents to the public a copy of "a ticket issued to a poor woman in this town in March," See., and goes on by stating that "The Poor Law Board never contem- plated the issue of such tickets to tradesmen by a relieving officer." Now, where is Mr Griffith's au- thority for making such remarks as these? He is perfectly correct as to the issuing of that ticket to a poor woman, who was never a pauper before, and whose name I also omit, as I would not renew grief in a heart that had been already so deeply furrowed with the plough of sorrow and adversity through the sudden loss of a beloved husband and a brother-in- law, both of whom were drowned, and who left this person destitute, ill, and with five orphan children. As to my authority in issuing such a ticket, Mr Griffith will find by referring (as he seems to quote law) to the duties of the relieving officer, Article 215, No. 6., That the relieving officer is bound, in every case of sudden or urgent necessity, to afford such relief to the destitute as may be requested, (but no money.) It also states, see note, In cases of sudden and urgent necessity, it is the duty of the relieving officer to administer the appropriate relief needed, such as food, lodging, or medical assistance," &c. These may be multiplied, but the above will suffice to prove Mr Griffith's ignorance of the subject. And before closing, I beg to renew my charge that Mr Griffith is still guilty of grossly misrepresenting the truth. I still defy him to produce one single instance where a ticket upon a tradesman has been given to regular paupers in the sense that your cor- respondent insists, much less the whole as he stated. I intend this to be my last, as I have neither time nor inclination to become a literary pugilist with one who is in the capacity of grace and not law.- Yours, most obediently, JOHN LLOYD GRIFFITHS. Worklionse, May 13th, 1870.
MR. JOHN LLOYD GRIFFITHS AND THE RATEPAYERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-Permit me as a ratepayer, (though not a very "heavy" one,) to say a few words upon the remarks made by a Heavy Ratepayer" in your last paper. He charges Mr Griffiths with imputing that whatever irregularities took place in the board of guardians was owing to the obstinacy of the rate- payers, in stupidly refusing to pay without being called upon several times. Now, I am sure that any unprejudiced reader of Mr J. LI. G.'s correspon- dence will see that this is entirely unfounded. There was not a charge made against the ratepayers as a class. I, for one, who pay upon the first call," do not feel aggrieved on account of the remarks, and I see no reason why the Heavy Ratepayer should be. I shall feel obliged if he can suggest any means to pay the poor regularly, without injuring those who pay on the first demand, when some of the rate- payers are so very slow in paying their rates. Also, he implies the impropriety of Mr G. daring to make the above remarks against the ratepayers, by whom he is maintained," &c. Does "A Heavy Ratepayer mean that Mr G. is maintained out of charity, as a pauper ? If so, my observations lead I me to believe that he renders hard service for the maintenance given. But if he means only that a. portion of the rates goes to remunerate him for his arduous service as master and relieving officer, I beg to inform A Heavy Ratepayer that every public officer is maintained, directly or indirectly, in the same way. Therefore, the ratepayers have no con- trol over the relieving officer, more than over any other officer who is appointed by Government or the Poor Law Board but if they had such control, they ought to consult the tender feelings of their omcerp. equally as much as the officers should consult theirs. Before I conclude, may I ask your correspondent whether he means, when speaking about raw ma- terials," that the paupers actually receive their allowances in their "raw" or uncooked state ? If he has reasons for making such imputations, sooner the better it be remedied I don't say that Mr J. LI. Griffiths "is a perfect stranger to me," but I have no personal interest in him nor his affairs at the same time, I feel that I am called upon to express my honest conviction in the matter. ANOTHER RATEPAYER.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-After reading your paragraph in the OB- SERVER" of the 7th inst. with reference to the con- certs recently given in this town, at which the "Cali- fornian Minstrel" sang in character, and the warning given to young people at the several CHAPEL £ JI £ II-*« attend them, I was greatly puzzled to know whether there was more harm in going to the Assembly Rooms to hear a comic song sung than for a certain individual (whose name I suppress for obvious rea- sons), of this town, who professes to be a religious character, to ask me to give him a comic song and a dance in the room where he was following his em- ployment The same songs, or songs of the same class, were tolerated in a chapel at a recent concert. I am, Sir, yours, &e., THE CALIFORNIAN MINSTREL.
THE BATHINO SEASON—The severe weai tier of the past week, has rather checked the sea bathing which had commenced. Five or six machines are, however, placed at the disposal of the public, should they be disposed to avail themselves of a plunge. THE By E- LA Ws,- The public may not be generally aware that the amended hye-laws of the town are now in full legal force but tlbe, will not be enforced in most cases until the inhabiWVils shall have per- used them. They are now in the hands of the primer, and will be published in the course of a week or two. A large number of the houses of the town are actually without any absolute accommodation. SERGEANT Evans, the inspector of nuisances, will shortly make visits to those places, and summon the responsible parties for the outrageous omission,
ABERYSTWYTH TIDE TABLE. SHOWING HIGH WATER AT ABERYSTWYTH. May, 1870. H. m. H. M. A. M- P. M. Saturday 14 '6 16. 6 38 Sunday 15 7 2 7 26 Monday 16 7 8 12 Tuesday 17 8 36 8 58 Wednesday 18 9 21 9 42 Thursday 19 10 7. 10 30 Friday 20 »0 54 n 18 CJjow Water aoout six hours after. )
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