TO BE LET, With immediate possession, rpHE MESSUAGE & DWELLING-HOUSE, X Xo. 11, New-street, Aberystwyth. Apply to M n J. Cole, Pier-street. TO TAILORS. \Y7"ANTED, Experienced Hands in the above tv Trade. Apply at once at John Richards & Co's, Clothiers and General Drapers, 10, Market- street, Aberystwyth. OANCIIMG & DEPORTMENT. MR. d'EGVILLE PROPOSES visiting Aberystwyth about the 15th _L of June. Communications addressed to him will oe duly attended to at No. 3, Edgar Street, Worcester. EDWARD CLOCKER, No. 5. TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH, Licensed to Let POST HORSES & CARRIAGES FOR HIRE. A commodious Covered or Uncovered Wag- onette—Basket Carriages-Dogcart, &c. SUFFOLK LIVERY STABLES, Newfoundland Street, Abervstwyth RICHARD STARLINC, D!te Manager of the Quran's Hotel Posting Department,) BEGS to inform the Public that he has commenced D in the POSTING line as above; and hopes, b strict attention and moderate charges, to merit a snare 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 .L of the Tower and Church of Llanfihangel-y- Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth, according to the Plans ;i: d Specifications prepared by R. Kyrke Penson, Esq., may see the said Plans and Specifications at the Vicarage. Tenders (addressed Llanfihangel Restoration") to be sent to the Rev. J. D. Jones, Llantihangel-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. 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. 0'" 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 be 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. LEMONADE, 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, II. Pianoforte, (Pupil of Signor Randegger, London.) Single Lessons given for the convenience of Visitors. S-W Aeent for Broadwood and Collard's Grand and Cottage Pianofortes. A liberal percentage allowed off all new Imtru- ments. Second-hand Pianofortes taken in exchange. • All New Music at half the marked price; if Rot in stock, sent for by return of post. Piano-Fortes for Hire, Tuned, and Repaired. DAVID ELLIS, IEONMONGEE, 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. TRY POOLE'S BREAD! 26, PIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, (Opposite the National Provincial Bank,) WA RRANTED Genuine, and stamped" Poole" TV on the top of every Loaf. H. POOLE also professes to set) Goods of every de- scription in PASTRY, of the very best quality,—viz., SKBD, GERMAN FRUIT, and other CAKES, in great variety; if not on band, will be made on the shortest notice. Also, SOUPS, JELLIES, CUSTARDS, BLANC MANGE, PIES, TARTS, PODDINGS, &c., suited for invalids and others, to order. British Wines—Lemonade—Soda Water—Sherbet- Ginger Beer, Sfc.,—Also, Ices. DR. HUNTER's Special Lectures to Young Men, on HEALTH, ITS RESTORATION, AND HAPPY MARRIAGES.—When to marry, with advice to those who contemplate marriage, pointing out certain impedimenta which render married life unhappy, and directions for their speedy removal. Should be read by all who value health, strength, and manhood, and wish to attain a happy old age.— Post free on receipt of two stamps.—Address, Secre- tary, Institute of Aaatomy, Birm. POTATOES; POTATOES" JAMES MACHONOCHIE, Mary-street, Aberystwyth, HAS just received a vessel-load of very fine Jl WHITE ROCK POTATOES, price £5 per ton, or 5s. 6d. per cwt. N.B. One trial will prove the same to be of a VERY SUPERIOR QUALITY. PAPER HANGINGS. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PAPER HANGINGS, at greatly reduced prices, AT T. THOMAS'S, PAINTEB, PLUMBER, GLAZIER, & HOUSE DECORATOR, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. Pictures framed in Gilt, Maple, &c—Mouldings supplied to the Trade at moderate prices. Terms- Cash. IMPORTANT NOTICE. THE PROPRIETOR OF THE UNICORN HOTEL, MACHYNLLETH, DEEMS it a duty to the public 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 everything 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 roost liberal manner to enable him to compete with any other Hotel in the Principality, both with reference to the House as well as 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 IWDEPENDENT WING • -will be at once built, which will include one of the largest rooms unequalled in the country, as well as a BILLIARD ROOM. j s The Proprietor does not deem it necessary to say more at present, leaving the facts and Tenant to apeak for themselves. J TO BE LET, With immediate possession, A COMFORT ABLE DWELLING HOUSE, with a good Yard, situate and known as No. 6, George-street, Aberystwyth. Enquire of Mr Richard Morgan, Grocer, 7, Great Dark-gate-street. TO BUILDERS. TENDERS for the ERECTION of sundry BUILD- ± INGS and DWELLING-HOUSES, at and near the King's Head, Llanbadarn-fawr, for HUGH HUGHES, Esq., are invited to be sent to us on or before the 31st instant. The Plans and Specification are open for inspection at our Office. No pledge is given that the lowest or any other Tender will be accepted. GEORGE JONES & SON, Architects and Surveyors, May 18th, 1870. Aberystwyth. TO EXCURSIONISTS. SUPERIOR HORSES and CARRIAGES may kj be had for Hire at WILLIAM MORRIS's, 1', TEHEACE^ROAD, Aberystwyth, to take Parties on Excursions to the Devil's Bridge, Hafod, and other places of interest in the neighbourhood. Terms moderate and every attention paid to the comfort and enjoyment of pleasure seekers. To Professional or Amateur Photographists. TO BE SOLD a BARGAIN, a THREE- i FOURTH LENSE APPARATUS, with Printing Presses, by Larebold, of Paris. For par- ticulars apply at the Office, Promenade Pier, Aber- ystwyth. TTBUBB, PLUMBER, PAINTER, GLAZIER, AND HOUSE DECORATOR, 38, PORTLAND STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, A LARGE assortment of PAPER HANGINGS of the Newest designs from the best makers. BATHS fitted up on the most approved principle. fieSl" Picture and other Frames gilded. NORRINGTON, HINGSTON, & Co., MANUFACTURERR of nONE SUPERPHOS- PHATE and SPECIAL MANURES, Che- mical Manure Works, Bristol. This Bone Superphosphate has been known in many instances to repay its whole cost by the excess in weight of Roots grown with it. Apply to J. ROBERTS, 51, Portland Street, Aber- ystwyth. In Chancery. In the Matter of the Companies Acts, 1862 and 1867, AND OF THE Aberystwyth Promenade Pier Company, Limited. THE Vice, Chancellor Sir John Stuart has, by an JL Order dated the 4th day of May, 1870, ap- pointed GEORGE TBMPANT SMITH, of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Auctioneer, to be Official Liquidator of the above-named Company. Dated this 13th day of May, 1870. ALFRED HALL, Chief Clerk. PATERSON, SNOW, & BURNEY, 40, Chancery Lane, Solicitors for the Official Liquidator. In Chancery. In the Matter of the Companies Acts, 1862 and 1867, AND OF THE Aberystwyth Promenade Pier Company, Limited. THE Creditors of the above-named Company are .i. required, on or before the 13th day of June, 1870, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their Solicitors (if any), to GEORGE TEMPANY SMITH, of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Auctioneer, the Official Liquidator of the said Company, and, if so required, by notice in writ- ing from the said Official Liquidator, are by their Solicitors to come in and prove their said debts or claims at the Chambers of the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart, at ;0. 12, Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, in the County of Middlesex, at such time as shall be specified in such notice or, in default thereof, they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved. Thursday, the 23rd day of June, 1870, at 2 o'clock in the Afternoon, at the said Chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating the debts and claims. Dated this 13th day of May, 1870. ALFRED HALL, Chief Clerk. PATERSON, SNOW, & BURNEY, 40, Chancery Lane, Solicitors for the Official Liquidator. Liebig Company's Extract of Meat. AMSTERDAM EXHIBITION, 1869, FIRST PRIZE, being above the Gold Medal. Supplied to the British, French, Prussian, Russian, Italian, Dutch, and other Governments. One pint of fine- flavoured Beef-tea at 3^d. Most convenient and economic stock." Caution-—Only sort warranted genuine by the inventor, Baron Liebig, whose signature is on every genuine Jar. Ask for Liebig Company's Extract, and not for Liebig's Extract of Meat. If your Hair Is weak or falling off, try LEWTON'S CELEBRATED BOTANIC HAIR WASH. TESTIMONIALS from all parts of the world. J. Prepared only by EDWARD LEWTON Hair Cutter and Perfumer to His Royal Highness Prince Arthur, and His Imperial Highness Prince Lucien Buonaparte. No. 15, Pier Street, Aberystwith. 83P AS EXTENSIVE STOCK OF PRIME CIGARS. FANCY Toys, &C. THE MARVEL OF SCIENCE. (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.) 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CAWTtOtf. y.S.—This is the only acknowledged Curative Appliance as in use at the various Hospitals, and recognised by the Medical Faculty of Great Britain, and none are genuine tLnlell had direct from Mr Walter J enoner; mho cautions the public against a penon using hi8 name, and imitating his discoveries. Tide Prize Medal and Hospital Reports. LAMPETER NEW CHURCH. OWING to the indisposition of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, the Consecration of this Church is POSTPONED, but a license for the performance of Divine Service will be granted and all the ar- rangements for the 25th instant will be carried out, with the exception of the consecration ceremony and service. Several eminent Clergymen have en- gaged to take part in the services on the 25th and 26th May. Service will commence on the 25th at 11.30 a.m. The Clergy are requested to attend in their sur- plices. Arrangements have been made by which a Special Train will leave Pencader for Lampeter on the 25th on the arrival of the 9.15 Train from Carmarthen. A Special Train will also run from Llandyssil to meet the morning Train to Lampeter, and from Pen- cader to Llandyssil on arrival of the Train leaving Lampeter at 3 55 p.m. Trains will leave for Lampeter as follows :— a.m. a.m. Carmarthen 5 45 9 15 Bronwydd Arms 5 55 9 20 Conwil 5 9 30 „ 9 35 Pencader 6 35 10 15 Llandyssil 1 10 0 Cross Inn 7 45 10 23 Maesycrugiau 7 [)8 10 30 Llanybyther • 8 15 16 40 a.m. Aberystwyth 7 55 Llanrhystid Road 8 22 Llanilar 8 32 Trawscoed 8 43 Strata Florida g 15 Tregaron 9 30 Pont Llanio g 45 Llangybi ] 955 Bettws 10 2 CHEAP TICKETS—Single Fare for the double Journey. Trains will leave Lampeter for Aberystwyth at 2.43 p.m., and 7.45 p.m. and for Carmarthen and Llandyssil at 3.55 p.m., and 9.10 p.m. First and Second Class Passengers will have the option of returning on the following day. Luncheon will be provided for Strangers.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS, ABERYSTWYTH. Monday, 1 Qth May, 1870. At the fortnightly meeting of the board no public business of much interest was transacted. Mr Philip Williams, the vice-chairman, explained one subject that had recently been discussed. He alluded to the salary of the school-mistress, in regard to which a misapprehension occurred. Reference had been made to an advertisement for a school-mistress which appeared in the OBSERVER some time ago. The meaning of the advertisement had been miscon- strued. The guardians did not pledge themselves to pay the mistress a fixed salary in addition to the Government allowance but they made themselves responsible for the payment of a sum not exceeding 20/. per annum in case the mistress was unsuccessful in obtaining the full allowance. The chairman and other guardians took the same view of the subject as the vice-chairman, and the clerk stated that the meaning of the advertisement must be obvious to everyone after the explanation that had been given. Mr Thomas Samuel drew the attention of the board to an item in the disbursement sheet of 27s. for books which had been purchased from Mr John Morgan, bookseller, Pier-street. He objected to giving orders for books to a tradesman who was not a ratepayer. There was also a heavy item in the amount of Mr M. H. Davis' bill for ironmongery. There were plenty of ironmongers in the town who had equal claim to the patronage of the board. The Chairman: We have an ironmonger at Borth, and we had better patronise him also. A Guardian: Yes; and there is another iron- monger at Llancynfelin, which is a very convenient place to get at. (Laughter.) The Clerk said that he had nothing to do with the matter it was the business of the guardians to in- form the master where he was required to go with the requisite orders for goods. The subject then dropped. The guardians next proceeded with the relief list, which presented no features of an extraordinary character, after which the meeting terminated.
POLICE COURT, ABERYSTWYTH, Monday, 16th May, 1870. Before John Matthews, Esq., (mayor,) and John Davies, Esq. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. Thomas Morgan was charged with having assaulted P.C. D. Thomas about 11 o'clock on Saturday night last. P.C. Thomas deposed that a row took place at the King's Head. He was requested to iutertere in order to suppress the disturbance. When in the discharge of his duty, Morgan struck him, and he was then taken into custody. Superintendent Lloyd also deposed to having seen a general fight near the King's Head. The prisoner challenged anybody and everybody to tight. He was drunk and very disorderly. He struck the officer when the latter endeavoured to keep order, and he was then taken into custody. The magistrates told the prisoner that they could not tolerate such an outrageous conduct The police must be protected in the execution of their duty. The defendant was fined 20s., including costs. A PECULIAR CHARACTER. Charles Stead, the vendor of a peculiar liquid for polishing brass, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday evening last, and with assault- ing Mrs Margaret Lewis, Grocer, Bridge-street. The complainant stated that he came to the shop drunk. After some few remarks he became very abusive. He asked for his money, and declared that he had put a shilling on the counter in payment for some article that he required. The complainant did not see him put down a farthing, and she conse- quently denied that he had done so. He then be- came very abusive, and took the scales off the counter, and attempted to strike the complainant repeatedly. He made two or three blows at her, and conducted himself in a most alarming manner. A crowd collected, and she was compelled to give him into custody for self-protection. He threw about the goods in the shop, upset a barrel of herrings, cap- sized numerous sundry goods, and appeared deter- mined to damage everything near him, including the proprietress herself. The magistrates, after corroborative evidence, stated that such conduct could not be tolerated. A charge of larceny had been originally preferred against him for stealing the scales, but that would be relinquished. They must, however, mark their strong disapprobation of his violent conduct towards a female by sending him to Cardigan gaol for two months, with hard labour, without the option of pay- ing a fine. THE OLD OFFENCE. John Edwardes, alias Parkes, was charged by P C. Davies with being drunk and disorderly at Trefechan. He caused such a noise and disturbance that he had to be removed to the station-house. The magistrates regretted that this offence was aggravated, inasmuch as it occurred on a Sunday evening, when decent people should endeavour to conduct themselves with ordinary propriety. They must mark their sense of such unseemly conduct by fining the prisoner 15s., including costs and he had better be wary of the consequences that would result from a repetition of the offence.
PETTY SESSIONS, ABERYSTWYTH. Wednesday, 18th May, 1870. Before John Davies and Richard Roberts, Esqrs. ASSAULT. Richard Jones, watchmaker, of North-gate-street, was charged with assaulting William Roberts of Corporation-street, on Saturday last. The complainant stated that he was returning. home from work on Saturday evening last, when he met the defendant near the Cambrian Inn, Great Dark-gate-street. He asked witness what he had to say about him, challenging him to stand up and fight. Not content with words, he proceeded to blows, and struck the complainant twice. The latter had his basket of tools on his back and on being struck, he put it down, and returned the rough salutation that he received. Mr Thomas Davies, the builder, and other bystanders, interfered to prevent any further violence, but not before complainant had been struck several times. A witness, named J. Jenkins, deposed to having seen the fracas. The defendant struck complainant twice. The latter then threw down his tools and returned the blows. Several persons interfered and the defendant ran. away on the approach of the police. David Parry, who was also present, spoke to the same thing. He saw the assault committed as de- tailed by the other witnesses. The bench considered the assault proved, and fined defendant 7s., including costs. DISORDERLY. Evan Davies was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Stevens proved seeing him drunk and noisy on Saturday last. He was turned out of one inn but he then went to another. Followed him to the New Market Tavern, and cautioned the inmates not to give him any more drink. The prisoner refused to leave the place, and behaved in such a disorderly manner that he had to be taken into custody. He was fined 5s., including costs.
MAGISTRATES' CLERK'S OFFICE, ABER- YSTWYTH, Wednesday, May 18M, 1870. Before Thomas Jones, Esq. A HINT TO ROGUES AND VAGABONDS. The justices appear determined to get rid, so far as they are able, of the vagrant nuisance that abounds in this and many other counties. On the above-mentioned day some specimens of these bold beggars were brought up, charged with vagrancy. William King, a sturdy looking fellow, appeared in custody of P. C. Evan Evans, charged with beg- ging at Bowstreet, in the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr. The constable saw him begging the previous day. He called at the Cambrian House, among other places, and admitted to the officer that he was on a begging excursion. The prisoner appeared to be well arrayed for a professional mendicant. He had rather the appearance of an honest artizan. The Magistrate said that the begging nuisance must be checked, as there were wide-spread com- plaints respecting it. The man was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. On hearing the sentence the prisoner looked rather astonished, and took the liberty of telling the presiding magistrate that he could not be punished much more if he had committed a robbery. The Clerk reminded him that he was slightly mis- taken, as he might have six months imprisonment if he had committed a still greater offence. The Magistrate, on the man being removed, inti- mated that no doubt he would find many of his class in Cardigan gaol, and it would be well for vagrants to know that they would not with impunity be per- mitted to ramble at large in this country and levy almost compulsory contributions in lonely and seques- tered localities. The same complainant next charged a second member of the begging gang, named Charles Wen- ham, with a similar offence on the same day at the house of one John Owen, Bowstreet. He gave his name and "profession" to the constable without much reserve. He was also committed for a month, with hard labour. Henry Jones, a third member of the brotherhood, was next charged with begging in the same locality at the house of John Lewis. He also was sentenced to a like period of imprisonment, in the hope that the examples made of them would have the effect of abat- ing^ie begging nuisance that abounds in the rural did^ts of the county.
SEBIOCS ACCIDENT PREVENTED .—"Not many weeks ago. a box of matches was left accidentally in a barn in this parish (St, Minver), and ere it was remembered, the machine was put in motion and the matches were scattered in every direction. Some probably found their way into the straw house, and others a resting place in the stable or the oxchall, and had they been of the old material, such a Are would have occurred as would have destroyed property to the amount of £ 1,000, but being Bryant and May's Patent Safety Matches, which light only on the box, no evil resulted."
TOWN COMMISSIONERS, ABERYSTWYTH. ] Tuesday, May 16th, 1870. 4* The fortnightlv meeting of this body was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday last, when the following members were present :-John Matthews, Esq., (mayor.) in the chair Messrs. D. Roberts, J. P. Jones, Dr. W. Williams, Jonathan Pell, Captain John Davies, (Harbour Master,) John Jones,(Great Dark-gate street,) J. J. Atwood, Thomas Jones, Benjamin Hughes, and Dr. C. Rice Williams. Mr W. H. Thomas, clerk, Mr James James, collector, and Mr Jesse Morgan, turncock, were also in attendance. FINANCIAL. The first business transacted was the financial. The bills were passed without any special demur. THE BYE-LAWS. Mr D. Jenkins, printer and bookseller, Pier- street, supplied the commissioners with copies of the new bye-laws, for the production of which he ob- ta-ied the contract, his tender being the lowest. They were duly circulated, examined, and approved of. The Clerk intimated that a charge of threepence each would be made for them. They could be ob- tained on application at his office in the course of a few days. Sergeant Evans would be instructed to call on the butchers and other interested parties to warn them that the commissioners would not permit any infraction of the law. If they persisted in slaughtering animals after the notice given them, the police would summon them for the oftence, and they would be liable to a heavy penalty. DRAINAGE. Dr William Williams asked the board to construct a drain in Mill Lane, as the case was one of emer- gency. There was a continual flow oj water from a house belonging to Mr Thomas Jones, who was also the owner of the adjoining property. The result was, that it caused considerable annoyance. Mr Jones was in the room, and he could speak for him- self. Mr Jones said that he had had a conversation with the applicant in regard to the subject, and they both agreed that it would be desirable to bring the matter before the commissioners, and take their opinion on the subject. Mr Pell said that the question for their considera- tion was, whether or not Mr Jones had the right of draining under the premises. If he had the right, he could not be prevented from doing so unless the commissioners thought proper to make a public drain, and compel all the other owners of adjacent property to drain into it. Mr J. P. Jones, after a long conversation, said that he considered it advisable to have a formal report on the subject from their surveyor. The Mayor wished to know how long ago had this drain been complained of ? Some members stated that it had been complained of for many months. Mr Pell considered that they had better allow the matter to stand over until the next monthly meeting. Mr Thomas Jones said that, although he had not himself been in the house, be had been informed of the complaint made by Mr Williams. On instituting enquiries, he found that the drain had been made many years ago, and it ran through the houses. As Mr Williams and himself were uncertain about the matter, they wished the commissioners to adjudicate. The Clerk was of decided opinion that the drain was a private one. The commissio ers had in the execution of their ordinary duties constructed a public drain in Bridge-street and Mill-street. Mr Atwood and other members thought that the drain should certainly be connected with the main sewer. One of the operatives who had examined the place, stated that the obstruction which caused the alleged nuisance was below the houses of Mr Thomas Jones. Mr Thomas Jones thought that the surveyor should be requested to visit the place. Let the residents clear the private drains running beneath their own houses, and then the surveyor could make his report on the obstruction complained of. This course ap- peared to him to be the best. Some members then suggested that the subject stand over for a week, for the purpose of affording an opportunity for them to have a proper report of the dimensions of the drain complained of, and it would be desirable to ascertain any other particulars that they could, which would enable them to arrive at some conclusion in the matter. The Clerk said that if they could find the town surveyor in the interim, it would be well for him to inspect the place, and make his report. THE NEW SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. Mr Pell reminded the board that the new slaughter- house had been leased to Mr James at the last meet- ing of the corporation. It had been leased for twelve months, and was ready for beasts that day. Notice had been given to butchers long ago that they must close their private slaughter-houses by the 12th of May, and it was now desirable that the inspector of nuisances caution the butchers as before stated. The Clerk thought that they had better pass a formal motion to declare private slaughter-houses nuisances. Mr Pell at once moved that they be so considered, and it was carried without objection. Mr Pell next moved that all the slaughter-bouses within the borough be closed. Mr Atwood seconded the resolution, which was also carried. It was then agreed that Sergeant Evans, the in- spector of nuisances, give the butchers and others who were in the habit of slaughtering on their pre- mises, notice that they must close them in future. Mr J- F. Jones suggested that the slaughter-house keepers should be allowed a little time to make their S. arrangements. Mr Pell reminded the board that the butchers had received quite sufficient notice. THE TERRACE ROAD MARKET. Mr Pell, on behalf of the above company, stated they were desirous of laying new flags in front of their market, on the understanding that the work should be done under the superintendence of their surveyor. When, therefore, the re-flagging of the town was carried out, the company could be re-jm- bursed for their outlay. » Mr J. P. Jones reminded the board that when people applied for this privilege, they had to pay half the cost themselves. After some further discussion, the subject dropped, the application having been conceded. THE BYE-LAWS. Further reference was made to the bye-laws. Mr Atwood thought that it would be desirable to inform the public by advertisement in regard to the bye-laws. All ought to be informed that they would be enforced. The Clerk received the necessary instructions to publish the intimation. THE TEMPORARY SUPPLY OF WATER. Mr Pell, as the spokesman of the committee ap- pointed to provide a temporary supply of water for the town, stated the result of their deliberations. Tbey were of opinion that it would be necessary to have a house erected by the Plascrug well for the engine, and for the accommodation of the keeper of the ground when the commissioners would complete their new water works, iq accordance with the re- port of Mr A. Taylor. Messrs. George Jones & Son produced two plans of the proposed buildings, one of which was more expensive than the other. The house would be suit- able for the gate-keeper by removing the chimney necessary tor the engine. I:> A long discussion took place in regard to the water supply- Mr B. Hughes re-iterated his protest against any outlay until the water from the well was duly ana- lysed, and the result made known. The Chairman, after some further discussion, drew attention to the tenders received for the erection of the house that the committee had reported upon. There were three tenders, viz. William Edwards, Penyparke £235 Os. Thomas Davies. X,65 los. JohnJones&Soo. £ 134 10s. Mr Pell remarked that from enquiries made, the difference in the cost ot a stone structure and a log one suitable for their purpose would be about Ml. He, therefore, strongly recommended having the stone one, which would be available for the gate- keeper when they had no need of the engine for pumping water. Mr B. Hughes expressed his entire dissent in re- gard to the decision of the committee. Mr Atwood, after various explanations, said that inasmuch as the building would be available for the gate-keeper when taetamorphosised by the removal, it would be advisable to accept the lowest contract, and he moved a resolution to that effect. Dr. C. Rice Williams expressed his concurrence, and seconded the resolution. The motion was carried unanimously, with the ex-1 ception of Mr Hughes, who opposed the whole scheme. His reasons for differing from the other members of the board had been repeatedly stated by him at previous meetings, which have been duly reported. After further discussion in regard to details, the proceedings terminated.
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THE NEW MARKET COMPANY. Another meeting of the shareholders in the new market scheme, in Market-street, was held on Tues- day last, at the Talbot Hotel, when there was a fair attendance. Among those present, we noticed the following ;—Mr John Davies, chairman Messrs Thomas Jones, Hugh Hughes, G. T. Smith, Benjamin Hughes, J. P. Jones, K. W. Jones, T. H. Jones, D. Williams, John Rees, Thomas Griffiths, J. Richards, J. 11. Jones, E. L Cole, the hon. see., Roderick Williams, the original promoter of the company, Dr. M. Jones, and George Jones, the architect. The Chairman, after explaining the object of the meeting, reminded the shareholders that since the last meeting at the hotel, contracts had been received r'or the proposed reconstruction of the market, viz. Mr Roderick Williams £ 1,660 r Mr John Jones 1,550 8 Mr Thomas Davies 1,492 Messrs Hughes and Williams. ],080 Mr James Evans, (since withdrawn) 1,500 11 A tetter was However introduced from Messrs Hughes and Williams, in which they amended their tender, and increased it to 1,388, as they had made some omissions. Mr Cole, the secretary, after a general conversa- tion had taken place for some minutes, informed the shareholders that the share-list amounted at present to 1,050Z, but if they proceeded promptly to work, they would, no doubt, secure a larger number of shareholders. Mr Thomas Jones and other shareholders stated that it would be necessary for them to have subscrip- tions amounting to 1,600/ if they had to expend as much as 1,400 on it according to the lowest contract. They must decide about the structure before they could register the company. They must consider what they would strike off in the expenditure of the building in case they did not increase their amount of capital. Mr Jones, after some discussion as to the measures which it would be expedient to adopt, said that it was cleaj- that they must make a call of so much per share before they could be in a position to meet the preliminary expenses. Mr Smith presumed that they already had some money in hand. The Chairman stated that Capt. Phelp was from home, otherwise he would, doubtless, be present that evening. A conversation ensued relative to the ground rental that would have to be paid to Col. Powell, and whether he would be likely to take shares in the company, as be was considerably interested in the re-construction of the market. Mr Thomas Jones remarked that it was very likelv that Col. Powell would reduce the ground rental to lOl. a year if he were applied to. Mr T. Griffiths suggested that the secretary write to Capt. Phelp to ask him if he would take shares in the market company. They might then be in a better position to form an opinion as to the measures that it might be expedient to adopt. Mr Hugh Hughes doubted whether Col. Powell would take any shares. The Chairman replied that there was still a con- siderable deficiency in their capital. Mr H. Hughes said that they must register the company before they could commence the erection of the building. Capt. Phelp had stated that they would charge 351, ground rental per annum. Mr borith rejoined that it really looked at present as if the other company would finish their market before this one had commenced. Other shareholders expressed a similar opinion. Mr B. Hughes and other shareholders asked whether they had a promise of a lease of 99 years. That was a serious consideration. Mr Griffiths thought that they ought to buy the adjoining premises, in order to make the market com- modious and convenient. Mr David Williams and other shareholders ques- tioned the propriety of having a second floor. Mr Griffiths said that õOOl. might be had for buy- ing the two adjoining houses. Mr Smith remarked that they must provide suit- able accommodation for grain, otherwise it would grow. Several shareholders objected in toto to the up- stairs market. People would, in their opinion, never be induced to go there. It was further suggested that farmers and millers had better be consulted as to their convenience. The Secretary said that the corn would only be sold one day in the week; but other commodities would be sold ofetner. The Chairman asked whether they could reduce some items in the estimated expenditure. Mr George Jones, the architect, thought that without materially disturbing the present plans they could ettact a reduction of about IOOl The Chairman advocated making some reduction in the estimate. <:> Mr J. P. Jones believed that they had a previous plan for reconstructing the market for I 200l. Mr Roderick Williams bad prepared the plan. Mr Thomas Jones re-introduced the question as to keeping the corn market upstairs in the proposed new building. It had been stated at a previous meeting that the corn would be kept in a healthy condition upstairs. It appeared to be the general impression that the sum of 1,200Z. would be sufficient for their requirements. They must remember that the ground rental would cost them something. Mr H. Hughes: From what he understood of Capt Phelp's remarks, he did not think that the ground rental would interfere much with the project, in case they were unable to raise a much larger capital. The Chairman and Mr T. Jones thought that it would be better for them to have an interview with Capt Phelp before they could proceed further in the matter, or, if he would not be likely to be at home shortly, their architect or Mr Hughes could commu- nicate with him. <:> Mr Hughes replied that the first thing they would have to do was to settle about the lease. They had been promised a lease. Mr Smith reminded the meeting that they must make a call of 10s. or more on each shareholder, in order to meet preliminary expenses. Mr J. P. Jones thought that 201. would be quite sufficient as ground rental. Mr T. Jones said that they had better adjourn the meeting until Saturday next, when they could hear the result of the communication made to Capt. Phelp. Mr H. Hughes said that there was, really, some difficulty in regard to the lease promised them. They would be in a better position to know more about the matter at the next meeting. Mr J. P. Jones said that they must make a small call on the shares, for the purpose of meeting the preliminary expenses. The Chairman thought that it would be desirable for them to see Col. Powell, if possible, before the next meeting. Mr Hughes intimated that it was doubtful whether Col. Powell had the power of granting a long lease. After further discussion, it was resolved to ad- journ the meeting until 6 o'clock on Saturday evening next. The meeting then broke up,
THE NEW MARKET SCHEME. The Terrace Road Market Company have applied themselves vigorously to the construction of their new market. They have already completed the work of demolition, so far as the removal of old buildings are concerned. The cottages at the back have been pulled down to make way for the new edifice, the front walls of which are already finished, so that the roof will shortly be affixed in its proper position. There is every indication of seeing it open very shortly. Its construction was delayed for a few weeks, owing to a misunderstanding with some of the build- ers who tendered but the company have since de- termined to carry on and complete the work them- selves, under the superintendence of Mr James Evans. A precise idea of the general effect of the building when completed, can hardly be correctly formed at its present stage but we are assured that great care will be taken to make it replete with the necessary accommodation and from the business-like habits of Mr James, who is joculary termed "the company," owing to his being himself the prime mover and the life and soul of the scheme, we have no doubt but it will be brought to a successful issue. It is stated that Mr James has, in a truly enter- rising spirit, offered to allow the farmers and mil- ers who attend the present old ricketty building in Market-street, which is dignified with the appellation of corn market, full liberty to occupy the. proper de- partment in his new market free of any charge for the unexpired time of their taking, as they are,. mostly, yearly tenants. It is well-known that several influential farmers and corn dealers have positively Eromised to transfer their patronage to the new uilding when it is ready for their accommodation. To use a popular phrase, we may state that the pro- moters of the scheme "leave no stone unturned which is likely to secure its success. It appears that the other market scheme for the re-construction of the old building is likely to collapse, after all said and done, if we are to judge from the remarks made by Mr Hughes about the difficulty and doubt which surrounds the granting of the promised lease. The next meeting, which is to be held this evening, will, we opine, settle the long pending question of to be, or not to be," which has been repeatedly discussed at numerous meetings of the incipient company. KINAHAN'S L. L." and really good old Irish Whisky are synonymous terms. Until the Messrs Kinahan introduced their delicious old mellow spirit it was impossible to get good old Irish Whisky in England but now the L. L." can be obtained in all its purity in every towu throughout the kingdom in the well-known red seal and pink-labelled bottles. MODERN CUSTOMS.—Presentations and testimonials are largely on the increase; this modern custom appears to extend to almost every household, for no auspicious event is allowed to pass without its being marked by some pleasing souvenir; Birth- days, Christenings, Marriages, the seasons of the year, such as Christmas, New Year, &c., invariably receive special comme- moration. The attention of one of the great London Manufac. tarers, Mr. J. W. BENSON of 25, Old Bond Street, and of the City Steam Factory, Ludgate Hill, has been directed to this subject. With the view of giving more artistic effect to this custom of society, he has published a most interesting Illustrated Historical Phamphlet upon Watches and Clocks, also one upon artistic Gold Jewellery, Silver and Electro-plate; all are profusely illustrated with choice designs, and are sent post free for 2d. each, thus bringing within the reach of those who live even thousands of miles away from London, one of the largest and most artistic collections which cdn be seen in any part of the world; and, if necessary, desingsare prepared to illustrate any special case.
THE LATE CAPT. TREVETHAN. The iiemains of this lamented gentleman were in- terred on Monday week last, at Bangor Church, with those of His wi^e, who had fallen asleep in Jesus eighteen years ago. The funeral was one of the largest and most respecrable ever witnessed in the neighbourhood, persons of all ranks, from a circuit of many miles, came together to pay their tribute of respect to him on whom the grave was about to close until the resurrection morn. A brief outline of this eminent miner's- life may not at this time be uninteresting or inapplicable. He was born in a rural village in the county of Corn- wall, in 1796. At the early age of eight years he began that mining career which has extended over a period of 68 years and during the whole of this time he has been practically engaged in mining. Almost before reaching manhood, so much confidenc.ei, was reposed in his professional knowledge, that he was offered the management of an important mineral property in Mexico. Having declined this, he soon entered on the onerous duties of a mining agent in one of the most extensive mines of his native county. Here he was beloved and respected by all who knew him and, by untiring energy and zeal, he soon be- came one of the most popular men in the mining world. The kindness that he ever evinced to the labouring miner and his family gained him the name of The Miner's Friend." Many are the noble and disinterested acts of charity which adorned his long and eventful life. In him the poor and the afflicted found a friend the widow and the fatherless a warm sympathiser and benefactor. His name, too, will long be remembered in Cardiganshire, where he had resided for the last 28 years. He might with truth be called, the father of mining" in the Principality. To within a few months of Capt. Trevethan's death, he retained the management of the Powell United Mines, near Aberystwyth and, as a market the deep appreciation in which his valuable services were held by the shareholders of that mineral pro- perty, they deputed their secretary from Manchester to attend all that remained of one in whom they had so long confided to their final resting-place in the quiet churchyard of Capel Bangor. In him the trembling orphan f"tmd It friend, Wants of the poor and old he did attend, Relentless time will 1'011 0'<,1' many years, Ere memory blots him from this scene of tears."
THE LAW OF GRAVITATION. Lying beneath an apple tree Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. His enquiring mind led him to investigate the cause, and the result was the promulgation of the theory now known as the law of grlt1'itation-a system which at once won the assent of the learned world, and by means of which the motions of all the known heavenly bodies are explained, and those of the yet unknown can be determined. A singularly comprehensive principle is that propounded and carried into practice by Hol- loway. He divides all the usual diseases into two classes-those arising from imperfect action of the digestive organs, and those proceeding from impurities of the blood. These two classes of disease he treats by means of his celebrated Pills and Ointment, two skilfully prepared remedies which have been most successfully used in all the. habitable parts of the globe. His unparalelled success has made his name a household word, not only in his native land, but throughout the length and breadth of the world. Countries where proprietary medicines are forbidden by law have relaxed their stringent regulations in his favour. True merit is always at length recognised. The rich and the poor, the learned and the ignorant, physicians, statesmen, monarchs, a nation of enlightened freemen, have sanctioned, lased, and extolled them. They are fixed facts in medical history. Is not this better than having light under a bushel? If anything is worth knowing it is worthy of being universally known. So thinking, Holloway pro- claims the virtues of his medicines throu!h the press, and fortune, fame, and the gratitude of millions have been his reward. In making these statements, we are guided by an earnest wish to benefit the sick and suffering of all nations; and in directing their attention to the well-attested curative properties of Hol- loway's remedies, we only reiterated facts and opinions whirh are patent to three-fourths of the civilised world.-L/1111mas Indi- cator.
THE Butchers of the town object to attend the new slaughter-houae until the road to it is properly finished. DELAY OF A STEAMER.—Last week, the steamer Henry E. Taylor, which trades between Aberyst- wyth and Bristol, was delayed at this port for several days, owing to a mishap. The tides were low, and the cargo chanced to be too heavy for the depth of water that she drew. She, consequently, stuck in the mud," and it required the intervention of the "spring tides" to set her afloat. The high tides occurred in a few days, so that the steamer was en- abled to pursue without further delay, and the in- convenience to freighters was not much prolonged. A YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST.—Last week Mrs Davies, of Moore-street, was afflicted by losing a child, and she had only recently become a widow. Thomas William Garner, son of Mr Garner, Terrace Road, having heard of the affliction of the widow, set himself to alleviate the distress of the poor woman by starting a subscription list to defray the expenses of the funeral. Although only 12 years of age, he succeeded in collecting no less than ll. from kind friends and neighbours, which was at once handed to the bereaved widow. This is certainly an example worthy the imitation of much bigger boys and girls. A CKYIXG NDISANCE.—On Thursday night last. a stray donkey took into his sagacious head to lay down in the middle of Baker-street. The moon withheld her recent lustre, the night being remark- ably dark and cloudy. The result was, that Neddy was stretched full length on cold bare ground. Several unfortunate persons who were grouping their way homewards in the darkness tumbled over the poor animal, and damaged their knees and noses. One female residing in the immediate vicinity had a very violent fall, and was badly hurt. The gas had not been lighted in the street that evening, so that the animal was not visible to the ordinary wayfarer, being of a dark hue. The magistrates have recently fined several owners of stray donkeys, but the nuisance appears still to exist Not only are the owners of stray animals liable to a fine, but they are also liable to any damage that may be occasioned owing to their neglect. A broken limb might occa- sion the owner serious consequences. I:> GUN ACCIDENT. On Tuesday last, a party of rook-shooters from Aberystwyth proceeded to Nant- eos to secure the national sport of the month of May. The gallant Col. was as blythe as ever, and all went on as merry as a marriage bell" until, unhappily, a sad accident occurred. The reports of guns re- sounded in the demesne, and at each crack down came the new-fledged birds. But the assailed rooks had their revenge betimes. The gun of Mr Edgar Atwood, son of J. J. Atwood, Esq., one of the party, burst, and his right hand was injured; but we are glad to find that no very serious consequences will result, btyond the temporary inconvenience. This little accident marred the pleasure of the day but when the excursion party found that the patient was in a fair way of speedy recovery, the rooks had but a brief respite, and their death warrants were issued profusely. During the week, several of the rook- shooting party started for the woods and dales of the neighbourhood, and, as usual, secured good bags; but we have heard of no other casualty. THE MILITIA.—At noon on Saturday, the Royal Cardiganshire Militia were disbanded after their usual month's training. As might be anticipated, the payment of the bounty and the termination of their drill, produced serious consequences, so far as the "bottle" was concerned. Several of the men got into grief," by which we mean the police station. Superintendent Lloyd and Sergeant Evans secured the assistance of a strong body of the county consta- bulary, who patrolled the town during the day, so that it was no easy matter to beat them on their beats, although it is well-known that there is a pro- verbial chronic hostility between the "peelers" and the custodians of the public peace. The streets were, consequently, the scenes of extraordinary stir and commotion, and riots on a small scale were the order of the day. By Sunday night and Monday, the town was cleared of the new influx of "raw materials." We must, however, state that on the whole, the regiment, or rather, section of a regiment, behaved remarkably well during their training. It is only to be regretted that some popular recreation and amusements. were not provided for the men during their training. It is gratifying to observe that the leading-authorities in Cardiff have been active in this mattSt, and provided concerts or diar- amic exhibitions for the men, so as to keep them from mischief and harm's way, when subjected to the many temptations which a town always presents to young men from the country," from which class a large proportion of the militia are recruited. THE BAY FISHERY.—Another large supply of fish arrived in the town during the past week but nearly all were forwarded by train to Liverpool and other populous places. Soles, skate, gurnet, flat-fish, and other rougher fish were netted in abundance •' and a modicum of oysters were also secured. Judg- ing from the recent arrivals of fishing smacks and their lucrative cargoes, we opine that the fisheries must be very productive this season. On Thursday afternoon last another fishing smack arrived opposite the Terrace, and soon unshipped its cargo of the finny denizens of the mighty deep. Tons were soon stowed in hampers and carted to the railway station without loss of time, as fish is such a perishable com- modity. Only a small portion was secured by our local fish dealers, who sold gurnet at 2d. per Ib., and the rougher fish in proportion. Some prodigious skates were captured) and the haul weighed some tons. One kind of fish that is sometimes captured by the fishermen in the bay is the terror of its captors, as it is of a most poisonous character, and has wrought great mischief to many of the hardy crew. This genus is termed by the adventurous fishermen the "lancet," owing to its being able to inflict a sharp wound with one of its fins. When entangled in a net the unwary are liable to take hold of it with their hands to disengage it, when it inflicts a punc- ture which leads to the most serious results. A poor fellow, who is now residing in Aberystwyth, had his hand thus injured some years ago, and it nearly cost him his life. So pernicious is this insidious poison, I that he was speedily rendered insensible. He was < subsequently confined to his bed for months, even- J tually partially losing the use of the wounded hand. « The fish is not formidable in appearance, being only the size of a mackerel, for which it has been some- n times mistaken. The shoals of mackerel, however, j do not make their appearance in this bay until the summer. Several attempts have been made to form a fishing company in this port for the purpose of fit- ting up a few fishing boats, but all the attempts made have hitherto been unsuccessful. A boat or two < casionally goes out to net mackerel and herrings r when very plentiful; but no systematic plan is adopted for supplying the local requirements of the district, hence the high price of fish which has to find its way to Aberystwyth from Birmingham and t giill more distant places. 1 THE LITERARY INSTITUTION. — A committee of the above institution met during the past week, when the above institution met during the past week, when, the resignation of Mr Smith, the secretary, was ac' ¡ cepted, as he expressed his regret that his numerous; engagements precluded him giving the requisite*1 attention to the duties of the office. After a discis- sion in regard to the present position of the society, it was stated that Mr G. E. J. Powell of Nanteos, had, in accordance with his previous intimation, sent a box of books for the use of the institution. It is hardly necessary to add that the members of the institution, and all its well-wishers, feel deeply obliged to Mr Powell for his kind consideration for the wel- fare of the townspeople. He has on previous oc- casions given valuable presents to the institution, and a very large proportion of the books of the library have been presented by Mr Powell. It is'S 1 satisfactory to find that Capt. Lewis and 3Ir J. P-* Jones, active members of the committee, have con- sented to act, pro. tern as secretaries and no doubt their united energy will be instrumental in advancing, the interests of the institution. They have, already, a capital librarian in Sergeant Vernon, and the in- habitants generally ought to make an effort to place the institution on a firm and permanent basis. The membcM who happen, of course, inadvertently to be in arrears, would greatly facilitate the operations ot I the members of the committee by paying their sub- scriptions to the librarian or the hon. secretaries. A little energy and united action will soon extricate the institution from its temporary embarrassment. In addition to the books, Mr Powell forwarded two very chaste statuettes of Faust and Margaret, to decorate the institution. They have been much admired by all who inspected them, and are quite unique in their construction, being quite a model of elegant artistic construction. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT. —During the past week, crowded audiences have been vastly enter- tained nightly, at the Temperance Hall, with phanto- scopic and spectroscopic illusions and delusions. Mirrors and other ingenious mechanical contrivances are so arranged on the stage, that the eye is com- pletely bewildered what it sees, and the very senses I seem to all imposed upon. The numerous scenes were depicted by clever actors, who were aided bv a strong detachment of local talent. The programmt states truly that angels are apparently seen to floa' about in the air, and figures glide through the wai1 in astonishing fashion, demons roll about and fairies dance on walls and ceilings, so far as the eye is con-! cerned. Females dance among flames of fire, anr 1 such a catalogue of wonders and marvels were en* such a catalogue of wonders and marvels were en- acted, that it would not be an easy task to describe them unless they were witnessed. About 30 tableaus were exhibited. We must not omit the clever de- ception known through the country as the Pepper's Ghost exhibition. The entertainment is reallj- what its proprietors state it to be, a combination o 1 music, mystery, and mirth. Several songs wen rendered during interludes and the exhibition ap peared to afford intense satisfaction, eliciting burst: ? of enthusiastic applause at frequent intervals. Thf admiration and interest of the audience were kept up throughout without flagging; and Mr Poole, the manager, and his colleagues have sometimes remained in the same town for a series of weeks, where they have nightly entertained crowded audiences. Tin hall was filled to excess every night, and we have no doubt but that the company will be well patronised?! here for weeks succesively when the season has secured the usual influx of visitors. The entertain- ment is well worthy the attendance of young as well as old. of the learned and the unlearned All will. assuredly, be intensly amused, and they ought to be I also somewhat edified. I ABERYSTWYTH ENAMELLED SLATE WORKS.—! Messrs. Ellis & Owen, the enterprising proprietors of these works, have just employed a number of operatives to fit up a powerful steam engine and boiler, as they find that the large orders entrusted to hem for execution cannot be completed with the requisite facility without invoking the aid of more powerful assistance than can be effected by manual exertions. They have, therefore, in accordance with the improved spirit of the age, had recourse to mighty steam. The engine will work a number of machines that are used in cutting and polishing the large slabs of Aberllevenny and other slates that are susceptible of being rendered most useful and orna- mental articles of furniture; and have now commonlv made their appearance in the houses of the wealthy in the shape of hall tables, mantle shelves, ornamen- tal tables, flower vases, and a score of other hand- some articles that reOLter saloons and drawincr-room^ attractive and artistic. The skilled hands employed in this establishment produce large and small slabs of decorated character, which have the appearance of exquisitely wrought marble. The hall and draw- ing-room tables, loo, chess, and various fancy tables, are wondrous specimens of cunning handiwork. Golden devices are embossed or impressed on the surface in almost indelible characters, and roses lilies, and richest tinted flowers, of varied hues and graceful forms, are painted naturally as possible on some choice slabs. There are also numerous attrac- tive scenes on the table, pieces representing well- known romantic water-falls, including the Devil's Bridge. The firm is preparing a large selection of their attractive wares for exhibition at one of the stalls of the new market in Terrace Road, when the public will have an opportunity of inspecting speci- mens of the skill, perseverance, and success of one of our Aberystwyth firms. We heartily wish them the success and encouragement which their merits command far and near. It has rarely been our lot ucToSaSip"" attraCtiVG °rnate and hiSh]y artis' ANJZLL^D D*CEMBER.-IT will be observed by raale Z L R A"OTH^ column that bo,H the HAD a,,H- ,M gossips in town and country have bad subject-matter afforded them for no 4onsi- derab e amusement and speculation. Itappearsfrom parochial archives that a young miner residing at Stay-litile, and who rejoiced in the euphonious and classical name of Jones, wooed and won the affec- tions of an ex-virgin, who also happened to be the hostess of an inn at Talybont, and also an unpro- tected widow who had only seen about 70 summers. ere «HEE^?'* £ £ TTHE TIME °F HER ^"HOOD when she V>A* T ,Natrimony again drew nigh, leaf, ,be had 8eer a°d 'Tflo r""ch,'d bM age of 50 stern winters. In addition to all THI* THE blooming bride is a grand-mother of a proK'eny some of whom are themselves contemplating hy- rnenial felicity. Mrs. Morris, for that is the name of the widow lady-love of the amorous Jones, was possessed of more substantial charms than those which are merely superficial or, at most, like beauty, only skin-deep. She had laid up for herself treasures on earth, or the defunct spouse who was under the earth, had done so for her but her un- dutiful children and grandchildren prepared against her the soft impeachment that she had purchased a robust husband with funds which, instead of being irrevocably settled upon him should descend in due rotation to them, and of which they entertained great expectations until the fatal noose bad been tied at the registrar's office. After the conclu- sion of the interesting ceremony when the golden circlet, eml Iematical of love without end until de- sertion, death, or the divorce court us do part, r*IF H ECB P ON L^E finger of the blushing bride, G b aPPyPa'r went quietly to the enamelled sldte works of Messrs. Ellis and Owen, at Moor-street, where they proeeeded to apply for the head-stone ordered previously for the grave wherein reposed, the mortal remains of the defunct John Morris the first husband, whose name, together with that of his son, were inscribed on it. The buxom wife wished to discharge her last sad duties to the memory of the lost old love now that she had begun with the knew. It appeared that the deceased bad made his hW •" Noveuaber 1868 to the inexpressible sorrow of his inconsolable widow who remained ir> 'hat melancholy condition for twelve whole months. The bonny pair then bid a fond adieu to the grave- stone, and went their way rejoicing. The daughter- in-law of the interesting bride is about marrrying a man old enough to be her grandfather
IJtnf). On the 15th inst., at Tregaron Police Station, the wife of Sergeant Thomas Lyons, of the Cardigan- shire Constabulary lorce. of a daughter. ivari-tage. On the It th inst., at the Registrar's Office, in this town, before the Registrar, Richard Jones, miner, '6 Staylittle, to Eleanor, relict of the late John Morris, flannel manufacturer, Talybont, and formerly of the Butchers Arms, in this town. The age of the bride exceeds 70 years! Scatts. On the Hth inst., deeply regretted by a large circle of relations and friends, Martha, the beloved wife of Mr William Lewis, draper, Tregaron. On the 14th inst, aged 30 years, Mr. John Roberts, shoemaker, Pendibyn, near this town. On the 15th inst., aged 23 years, John, rural mes- senger, only son of Mr. John Evans, cooper, North- gate-street, in this town. On the 15th inst., John Henry, the infant child ot' Mr. Edward Evans, Earl-street, Liverpool, and grand- son of Mr. David Jones, draper, late of this town. On the 16th inst., at Rhiwbwys, Llanrhystid, near this town, after a protracted illness, aged 42 years, the Rev. Morgan D. James.
ABERYSTWYTH TIDE TABLE, t SHOWING HIGH WATER AT ABERYSTWYTH. I May, 1870. n. In. h. m. A. M. P. M. Saturday 21 11 43 12 11 Sunday 22 12 41 ] 13 Monday 23 1 48 2 24 Tuesday 24 3 0. 3 33 Wednesday 2g 4 6 4 36 Thursday 2b 5 4. 0 0 Friday 11 5 30. 5 54 (Low Water about six hours after.) —- MONUMENTS for Churches, Churchyards, and Cemeteries, executed in Stone, Marble, and Granite, may be inspected in the Show Rooms, at R. DODSO^B r Marble Works, Swan-hill, ShreMsbury. FUNERAL CARDS, neatly printed, may be had at the Office of this Paper, No. 8, Pier-street, where a large number of specimens can be seen. I