ABERYSTWYTH BOARD OF GUARDI LNS- The fortnightly meeting of the members of the fcoard was held at the board room of the Union Workhouse on Monday morning. Present—Mr H. C. Fryer (in the chair), Mr John Joce?, vice-chair- ,.zan Rev John Pugh, Llanbadarn Messrs Isaac Morgan, Aberyswyth David Lewis, Llanrhystyd Hugh Hughes, Cwmpadarn John Morgan, Gwar. allt; Jones, Tyllwyd; G. Griffiths, Tynant; Jenkins, Tanllan G. Pryce, Brongof; David Jenkins, Cerrigcaranau Thomas James, Llwyniorwerth Daniel Jones, Dolgors; David Jenkins, Goginan Rev J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar Hugh Hughes, jun., aBlerk; Dr Hughes, medical officer. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that during the past fort- night there were 14 admitted, 6 discharged, leaving 135 in the house, being a decrease of on the corresponding fortnight of last year. The number <of vagrants relieved during the same period was 24, being a decrease of 20 on the corresponding fort- night of last year. FINANCE. The out-ralief administered during the past fort- might was as follows :-Aberystwyth district, per JMr T. G. Thomas, £44.- to 216 paupers; Llanfi- fiangel Geneu'rglyn, per Mr John Jones, .£5528 6d to 270 paupers liar district, per Mr Joseph Mor- gan, .£52 7s 6d to 208 paupers. SURETIES. The Chairman said it was only a small meeting of the board, otherwise be wanted them to look over the list of sureties printed in the last abstract Of accounts. It would be very well for the guar- dians to look the list over, so that they should know Low they stood. Some of their officials had no sureties at all. The Clerk said there were two or three officers who might as well be without sureties as those th» y bad. The Chairman said that when they had a full Aboard they would go through the whole list. NATIONAL PROVIDENCE LEAGUE. The Clerk said there was a communication from She National Providence League drawing attention to a bill now before Parliament for improving the means of allowing people to provide for old age by means of the pest office savings bank. It was an excellent thing, as a great many had been thrown epon the union,being people who had done as much as they could for their old age. He promised to look learefully ovei the subject, and bring it foi ward at -the next meeting. PAUPERISM. The Chairman said that Mr Bircham's abstract was before them, and shewed Aberystwyth to be in a pretty good position but hardly as well as they ought to b" Gower, which had a small population and few paupers, stood highest, as their paupers lived in the towns. Aberystwyth was bracketed seeond with three other unions—Cardiff, Merthyr Tydvil, and Tregaron—on the per centage of the population on one particular day. the 25th March but on the per cpntagp for the whole half year Aber- ystwytb s.ood tbird-Gower being first, Tregaron second, Aberystwyth third, and Aberaeron fourth. Aberaeron and Tregaron were bracketed equal in the last statement, and Aberystwyth came fourth. He hoped they would go above Tregaron during the next half year. He said that he did not understand why it should be so, but he found that in Tregaron, sinder section C, which has reference to destitution caused by the temporary sickness or want of work of male heads of families and single men, there ■were none under any of the sub-sections, and this was the only union in which this took place. Mr Isaac Morgan said they ought to be careful with people, because once they got relief they tried to stick to it, pretending that they were ill, and -mould do nothing. Mr Pryce asked what was the use of the doctor ? The Chairman said they were now 0*3 per cent better than in the previous six months. They had improved three-tenths, and Tregaron had improved in the same ratio exactly, but Aberaeron had stood still. It was very creditable that out of the four ilrst unions, Cardiganshire had three unions at the top. The actual number of paupers on the 25th March was 2-9, exactly the per eentage of pauper- ism all over England and Wales. The Vice-CLairman was very pleased that they were improving. ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. Mr John Morgan, Gwarallt, gave notice that be should, at the next meeting of the board, make a propo. al as to thel advisability of memorialising Parliament in favour of retaining the University Collrge of Wales at Aberystwyth. He also thought that more attention should be paid to the movement for a University College of imusio, as set forth by Colonel Pryse. REPAIRS IN THE HOUSE. Mr Isaac Morgan said that it had been reported to the house committee that the chimneys were in a very bad state and the committee was authorised to have done what work was considered necessary at a cost Not exceeding < £ 5. THE MATRON'S SALARY. The Rev J. Pugh said that the matron came be- fore the house committee, asking for an advanre of tier salary of R5 a year, and complaining that she was now receiving too little. She said that she had 30 nkieh to do, that in addition to"her own work she had to act as midwife, wait upon the dying and lay cut the bodies, cut out all the clothes for the in- mates, and for all this she only rcceivpd.815 a ypar. The cook had £ 15, and the industrial trainer £20. He thought the matron was a very deserving per- son, the house was kept in capital order-so very clean, and everybody in the house was well looked after. The Chairman said they could not discuss this Biatter without notice. Mr Isaac Morgan said he was not one of those who wished to raise the salaries of all who asked but the matron did work bard, and she was thoroughly competent. He, therefore, gavo1, notice that be should propose at their next meeting that she re- ceive an advance of 4.5 a year.
LAMPETER. The Observer can be obtained of Mr J. W' Evans, Medical Hall. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Friday, with Mr W. Jones, Llwyngroes, in the chair. The treasurer was directed to de- liver to the clerk every Thursday morning before each board day of the guardians his receipt and payment book, properly filled in to the date of each delivery. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE.—A meeting was held on Friday, the Rev R. Jenkins, B.A., pre- siding. Messrs David Pa-ry and John Jones, the school attendance officers, produced their respective lists of children who bad neglected to attend school, and orders were given to warn the parents of those who had been guilty of gross neglect. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of this board was held on Friday, with the Rev DI. Jones, M.A., in the chair. The reports of the inspector in the recent examination of St. Peter's and the Peterwell schools were read, which were highly satisfactory. The grants earned were as follows.- St Peter's, £ 51 10a Pefrrwell (girls), £ 51 6s j in. fants, £ 58 2s. The clerk slated that, although the board was liable to a redaction of S12 in the grant to the infant school through a deficiency in the staff of teachers, he had succeeded in obtaining the full grant allowed. The grants to all the schools amounted to jE184 9s. A special grant of < £ 23 6s., under Section 97 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, was also received, making a total of .£207 15s for the past year. Ann Jones and Sarah Herbert were appointed pupil teachers, ai d Sarah Walters monitor, af Peterwell schools. The principal teach «rs of the same schools applied for an increase in their salaries. The matter was adjourned to the next meeting. The report of the attendance omcer was read, and he was directed to summon the parents of the absent children. THROAT IRRITATION.—Soreness and dryness, wklitigand irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. or these symptoms use Epps's Slycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act ot sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, 7 £ d. and Is. lid., labelled JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, JLon- «lon." x letter received Gentlemen,—It may, perhaps, ferest you to know that, after an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit (with or with- out medical treatment) in almost all forms of throat disease, ^.NEY soften and clear the voice.—Yours faithfully, GOBDOK Ann ■k.R.CiP.E., Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat, s « Infirmary." Epps's Medicine* are sold At Bavies's weat Darkgate-streef.
TRE'RDDOL. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, JULY 6TH, before Messrs H. C. Fryer and G. Paddock. Reneival of CtceMsM.—Tbe bench granted a re- newal of licenses for storing explosives to the Blaenceulan Lead Mining Co., the Court Grange United Silver Lead Mining Co., and Ynystudor Lead Mining Co. Larceny.—Anne Evans, Cabrwd, was charged with having stolen various articles, the property of Mary Jones.—Mr J. T. Jenkins, (Messrs Griffith Jones and Co..) appeared for the defendant. Mary Jones, wife of Thomas Jones, Gobrwd, said that on the 17th May last, she left home about 11 o'clock in the morning, to go to Glanyrafon. On returning, she found that some one had been in the house, and missed:a thimble and a pair of scissors, which belonged to Mrs Davies, Glanyrafon. On opening a drawer she also missed 3td. and a brooch, which, she now identified. She also missed a yard of lace, a yard of braid, a bundle of worsted, a yard of red braid, and other things, and those produced were a part of what she had lost. She sent her little girl to Mrs Davies, Glanyrafon, stating her loss, and they were afterwards found. The matter was afterwards reported to P.C. Jones. Mary Ann Davies, of Glen- rafon, stated that in colsequence of what the last witness told her she went to the field where the prisoner was at work, and the articles were found upon her. After some further evidence the defen- dant was fined 10s. and costs. Drunk.-Edward Evans, Tynllechwedd, was charged with being drunk on 16th June last, at Tre'rddol. The case was dismissed. Drunk and Disorderly. -Daniel Parry, was charged by P.C. Jones, with being drunk and disor- derly at Tre'rddol on the 23rd June. Defendant was fined 5s. and costs. Refusing to Quit.-Richard Evans, Machynlleth, timber merchant with charged was refusing to quit the Halfway Inn, Tre'rddol, on the 23rd June.— The case was proved by Mr R. G. Hazeel, landlord, and Deputy Chief Constable John Lloyd, and the defendant was fined .£1 and costs. Non-Attendance.-R. Morris, Taliesin Willliam Jones, Morfa Borth John Jones, Capel Uchaf; Peter Davies, Ehydmeirionyda; Evan Evans, Tynycnwc; David Daniel, Morfa Borth Enoch Arter, Borth; John Hughes,f Alltddu Mary Row- lands, Gwarfelin David Jones, Felinoewydd Margaret Rees, Pencaen-issaf Margaret Owens, Felinnewydd and John Jones, Baukllan; were summoned for neglecting to send their children to school.—Orders to attend were made in several cases, wbilst others were fined 5s. and 2s. 6d. each.
LLANILAR. PETrY SESSIONS, JULY 7TH, before Messrs Vaughan Davies and H. S. Richardes. Application.—An application made by Mr Taylop Aberystwyth, for an explosive license at Cwmyst- wyth, wasgranted. Non-Attendance.-William Rowlands, Common Llanfihangel and Evan Lewis, Efelfacb, were summoned by Enceh Evan! school attendance offi- cer, for neglecting to send their children to schools. Defendants were fined 2s 6d and 5s respectively.— Mary Rees was fined Is f(,r a similar offence.- Abraham Jenkins, Peter Oliver, Thomas Rees, Samuel Evans, John Andrew, John Jones, William Williams, all of the parish of Llartfihangel-y-Cioy- ddin, were also summoned fer neglecting to send their children to school. The summons against Oliver was withdrawu, and the others were dis- missed on account of irregularity in the service. -David Davies and Jeremiah Owen, of the parish of Cwmystwyth, were summoned for similar offences, and the summonses were adjourned for a month. David Ellis, of Commins Isaac Isaac, Tynewydd Edward Isaac, Cefngatu, and Mary Evans, Gwar- felin, were summoned by the Llanrhygiyd School Board for neglecting to send their children to school.-Otders to attend were made. Non-Maintenance -David Davies, 18, Rhondda- streft, Treorky, was charged by Mr Joseph Morgan, one of the relieving officers for the Aberystwyth Union, for refusing to contribute towards the maintenance of his father, now chargeable to the union. He was ordered to pay 23 a week. Fishing Without a License.-Morris Parry, Ystrad Meurig, was summoned for fishing without a license in the fishery district of Teify and Aeron.— P.O. 25 said that on Friday, the 23rd of last mouth, he was on duty on the bridge at Pontrhydfendigaid, when he saw the defendant fishing below the bridge. He had previously warned him, as he had no license.-Defendant was fined 13s 6d including costs. Ill-treating a Mare.—Daniel Davies, Tanygrai^, was charged with ill-treating a mare, and he was further charged with being drunk while in charge of the same on the 19th nit. Defendant was fined 10s for drunkenness, and 15s and costs for ill-treating the mare. Assault on the Police.-David Hughes, Pont- rhydygroes; Thomas Evans, weaver, and David Hughes, miner, both of Fiairrhos, were summoned for assaulting P.C Dennis Williams, while in the execution of his duty. There were cross-summon- sps, in which the defendants chargtd the constable with assaulting them.—The police constable deposed that on the 3rd inst, he was at Ffairrhos in company with P.C Evans (25), and shortly after eleven o'clock he w,i)t towards Puntrhydygroes, and when near the Cross Inn he saw the three defendants following him. He knew two of the defendants, D. Hughes and DJ Jones, and now knew the name of the other man to be Thomas Evans. Hughes and Jones were walking behind him, and Evans rustled at him and struck him in the back. The others then took hold of him from behind, and pushed him in the hedge where Dl Jones struck him in the right eye, saying, "You took me to Aberystwyth, and I had to pay £5 for it, and we shall give you something for that now." Defendants afterwards let him loose, aud then ran away, and witness ran after them. They stopped, and Daniel Jones said, "Go about your business, or else I will give you more." He asked Evans for his nam?, and they appearing as though they were going to attack him again, he put his hand on bis staff, when one of them threatened to kill him if he hit them with his staff. He told them that he would follow them till daylight unless they gave him Thomas Evans's name. He afterwards fol- lowed them to Borough Gate, where they again at- tacked him in the hedge, and two of them fell upon him. The officer attempted to draw his staff, but DaBiel Jones got hold of it, and David Hughes took away his (witness's) knife. Thomas Evans then sheuted to Thos Williams that the policeman was drunk, and had taken out his knife. This was be- tween twelve and one o'clock in the morning. he was then in the arms of Thos Evans, and when Mr Williams came they released him. He told Thomas Williams that he would have to go with him to Pontrhydfendigaid to P.C. Evans, and he began to tell Thomas Wil- liams about Daniel Jones and David Hughes. Aft,'r they had got below Bwlchgwynt Daniel Jones and David Hughes left-they ran away. They after- wards saw a Mr Jones, carpenter, and on going to P.C. Evans he asked what the defendant Evans's name was. Jones, the carpenter, gave his cape and knife to P.C. Evans. Jones, the carpenter, was able to say whether he was drunk or not, and he asked Jones whether be had the least sign of drink on him, and he said that he had not.—In cross-examination, the witness said that he first saw the defendants about 11.30, near Llwyngwyddol, but P.C. Evans was not then with him. He told Mr Williams, 'These devils attacked me on the road." Nothing else took place. David Hughes and Daniel Jones called Mr Williams up, and Mr Williams came out of the house. He was in the Cross Inn, about 20 minutes that evening, and he saw the landlady there, but he had nothing at all to drink. He and P.C. Evans went to the Cross Inn again about half past six, and they went into the parlour but he bad nothing to drink. They were writing there, and he took the paper out to the kitchen to dry. He was asked to drink, but be refused. He and P.C. Evans went a third time to the Cross Inn, and they then had a quart of beer between them and he only drank a part of the pint. They might have re- mained there from seven till about quarter past nine, and then went out to the village. P.C. Evans (25) said he remembered the night in ques- tion, when be left Dennis Williams about 11.15, and he went home. He next saw W illiams about 11 o'clock the next morning, when he told him that he had been attacked by three men. He afterwards saw the defendants, who said that they were very sorry for what they had done, and begged tLem to say nothing about it, and Thomas Evans said that what they had done they did with their fists.- This witness was also crp8s>exauuiied, but ho merely corroboiated his brother officer. —Rachel Evans and Thomas Williams were examined.-The summons against the constable was next heard, when a number of witnesses were called on both sides. They were David Jones, Avarina Davies, David Jones, Argoed, Edward Jones, shoe- maker, William Jones, Factory, Peter Jones, Pen- wernhir, J. D. Jones, Hock House, Mrs Castle, Mar- garet Jones, John Oliver, Ffair-rhos, Mary Evans, Blaenbir, William Evans, Ffair-rhos, Thomas Mor- gan, Cricklas, John Rogers, Llwyngwyddel, Daniel Jones, Daniel Hughes, and Tnomas Evans.—The bench dismissed the case against the officer, and the other defendants were fined, including cosus, in the following amounts :—David Hughes, .£4 6s 2d Daniel Jones, £ i 6s 2d and Thomas Evans, .£1 6s. LLANDYSSUL. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at Ge)]ygron> Llandyssul, on the 4th instant, before Dr Evans' Lampeter, deputy coroner for the omiddle district, and a jury of which Mr Thomas Green, Park, was foreman, touching the death of Anne Davies of the said place, aged 77 years. It appeared from the evidence adduced that doceased was found dead in her bed about 6.30 p.m., on the 3rd inst., having cut a severe gash in her throat with a com- mon table knife. Nothing was assigned as to the cause of the deed. The verdict returned was Com- mitted suicide by cutting her throat while in a state of unsound mind." DINAS MAWDDWY. ODDFELLOWS ANNIVERSARY.—On Monday, the mem be) s of the Loyal Mawddwy lodge of Oddfel- lows held their anniversary. They met at the schoolroom in the morning, and headed by the Mawddwy brass band, under the leadership of Mr Griffith J ones, they marched to the Plas, the seat of Sir Edmund Buckley, aDd afterwards to the rec- tory, where they were kindly received by the Rev Thomas Thomas and Mrs Thomas. They after- wards returned to the hotel, where a capital spread had been laid out by host and hostess Evans. The Rev John Griffith, Llanymawddwy, occupied the chair. Mr Smith, the secretary, read the balance sheet for the past year, which showed that including a balance of £ 277 3s 9d, the sick and funeral fund amounted to .£340 3s 2d, while the expenditure in sick pay amounted to .£39 Os 6d; and to the district funeral fund, X7 2s 5d, leaving a balance of £ 294 Os 3d. The management fund amounted to 431 7s 3d, and the expenditure to .£30 Os 6d, leav- ing a balance of .£1 6s 9d. The treasurer's aceount showed that there was .£300 4s in the savings bank against £ 279 13s Sd last year. Mr H. H. Jones read the balance sheet in Welsh and a vote of thanks was passed to the Rev Mr Griffiths for pre- siding. Mr Griffiths replied, and a very pleasant afternoon was spent. MACHYNLLETH. The" Observer" may be obtained at the Railway Bookstall. GRAND CONCERT AT THE VANE HALL.—-On Friday evening week, a delightful concert was given, by the express desire of the Marchioness of Lon- donderry, in order that her ladyship and the Plas family might hear the prize chorus, We never will bow down," for which a prize of SO guineas was given at th Tre'rddol Eisteddfod to the Machynlleth United Choir. Mr Francis, of Newtown, .brought a well-trained choir from Newtown to assist, and the programme was a good one. The spacious hull was filled the Marquess and Marchioness of Lon- donderry, Lord Henry, Lord Herbert, and Lady Aline Vane Tempest and all the elite of the neigh- bourhood, besides the tradesmen and others, p^t- ronaged. The evening was very stormy. The chorus, Bendigedig fyddo Dduw Israel" com- menced the concert, which was presided over by Lord Henry Vane Tempest. The chorus was well sung by the Machynlleth United Choir. Miss Owen next gave The Better Land" (Cowen), and she sing it in i-uch a thoroughly artistic manner as to meet with a hearty encore. Cowen's music is a beautiful setting to Mrs Heman's well known lines, and Miss Owen did full justice to it. A trio, Dis- dainful of Danger," by the Newtown party, which 1 met with vociferous applause. Solo, trio and chorus by the Newtown choir, "The wilderness" thoroughly pleased the audience, and met with well merited applause. Miss Pattie Turner sang the "Lost Chord;" in this song a voice of much sweet- ness and considerable power was heard to great advantage, and hearty applause was accorded to ir. Next was a chorus," The Cloud Capt lowers," by the Newtown choir. In this tuneful composi- tion the choir displayed thorough train- ing, the piece being rendered with great precision. "The Children's Home" was admirably rendered by Mr Richard Humphreys, the well-known tenor si: ger, a native of Machynlleth, who is really a Welsh SimsReevts; an encore WíiS loudly de- manded. The Newtown choir favoured the audience next by singing "Daughter of Zion," which was j nicely sung. The first part of the programme, which was sacred, wound up by the Machynlleth United choir singing the prize chorus "We never will bow down," which was vociferously encored, and was k repeated at the end of the second part. The second part consisted of secular, &c., which com- ? menced by a part song, selected by Newtown choir, 1 which was well received. Miss Taylor was encored 5 for her delightful singing of "Katies Letter," and she favoured the audience withe the "Three Old Maids of Leigh," which caused much amusement. Mr Gilbert Trow then gave, in good style, Louis Diehts rollicking sea song, "Jack's Yam," which i brought down the house. A part seng followed, ] "Farewell," by the Newtown choir, which was har- i moniously rendered.. A duett by Miss Owen and < Mr Francis, "The Merry Bells," was eneored, and "A little farm we keep," was substituted, which i thoroughly pleased the audience. That exquisite song, "My Queen," was given by Mr Richard Humphreys, which was the gem of the evening as a solo. "I'm a merry Zingara," by Miss Owen was sung in a thoroughly artistic manner, and met with a hearty encore. A quartett, "You stole my love," by Misses Owen and Francis and Messrs Francis and Trow, which met with well merited applause and redemanded. The United choir then gave the prize chorus again instead of, "And the glory of the Lord," by special request, which concluded the programme. Mr H. Lloyd Jones then proposed a vote of thanks to Lord Henry Vane Tempest for presiding, on the occasion, and eulo- gised his lordship for his cordiality and genial man- ner at all times. Mr Richard Jones, J.P., seconded the proposition, and also spoke of the Marchioness as having taken great interest in the United choir, it being through her ladyship's instrumentality that the concert that evening had been given. He also wished to propose a cordial vote of thanks to Mr R. Humphreys, Mr Francis and party, Newtown, Mr Rowhnd Davies, organist, who presided at the piano, and others who assisted in making the concert a thorough success. Lord Henry returned thanks, and said as all did their bost it would The invidious to particularise any one. It was a well known fact that Wales was noted for its musical abilities as well as being a lovely country, and Muchynlleth in particular could boast of as much if net mere musi- cal talent as any town of its size in the principality. He thanked all for the treat, and briefly thanked Mr R.!Jones for having' made mention of his mother, Lady Londonderry, who he was sure was highly gratified.—The Marquess of Londonderry rose and said that he could not let such an opportunity slip without saying a few words, although he was per- fectly satisfied; with the remarks his son had made. His lordship thanked them for the mention of Lacty Londonderry's name, and also referred to the great interest H.R.H. the Prince of Wales was taking in music by establishing a Royal Academy, and that the different Lord Lieutenants of the various coun- ties would be called upon to convene meetings so that subscriptions might be got towards such a de- sirable object, and if called upon by the Prinee of Wales he (his lordship), as Lord Lieutenant for Durham, would call a meeting in the cathedral town for the purpose, and the Welsh being a musieal nation he would be glad if the Lord Lieatenant of Montgomery would be called upon, and he would suggest that they get up an oratario in Machynlleth, and Jet the proceeds go towards the Royal Academy some time during the next winter. His lordship sat down amidst tremendous cheering. The national anthf m was sung, and the large company dispersed; highly pleased with such a brilliant treat, "KEATING'S POWDER," so celebrated and perfectly nnriral- led in destroying BUGS, FLEAS. BEwrLEs, MOTHS, and all in- sects, whilst quite harmless to domestic animals, is sold in 6d j and Is tins by all Chemists. It is clean in use. All furs anrd woollens should be well powdered before putting away. Bewa ot imitations. t
CARDIGANSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES The summer assiz- s were openpd at Cardigan, on Saturday, at five o'clock. Mr Justice Manisty arrived in the town in the afternoon from Haver- fordwest, when he was received by Mr C. Lloyd, Waunifor, the high sheriff, and the sheriff's chap- lain (the Rev E. Lloyd, Hay, Breconshire, the sheriff's brother), and a number of the police. His lordship proceeded to the Shire Hall and opened the court, which was afterwards adjourned till Mon- day morning. His lordship attended divine service at St Mary's church, on Sunday morning, when he was accompanied by the sheriff, a number of the poliee forming his escort, and the sermon was preached by the chaplain. There were only two prisoners for trial-one tor bigamy at Cardigan, and the other OR a charge of embezzlement in the parish of Llanychaiarn, near Aberystwyth. His lordship took his sent at 10.30 on Monday morning, and the usual formalities having been complied with, he briefly addressed the grand jury. The following is a report of the trials :— BIGAMY. John Rees, alias "Dryw Bach," a farm labourer at Oldcastle, near Cardigan, aged about 45, surren- dered to his bail charged with marrying a woman named DorothyLewis, his former wife Hannah Rees being still alive. Mr Arthur Lewis defended the prisoner. It transpired in the sworn depositions that the prisoner was first married on the 16th of August, 1856, at Bethania Baptist Chapel. Cardigan, David Jones and Rachel Llewellyn, both of Cardi- gan, and John Thomas, mason, Pencoed, Llechryd, being witnesses thereto. As the issue of the marriage they had four children, but of late years things did not run smoothly, and about three years ago a mutual separation was agreed upon. Mrs Rees retained possession of the children and p Iso the house they lived in. Shortly afterwards he married a woman named Dorothy L?wia at the Registry Offiee, Cardigan, with whom he cohabited up to the time of these proceedings being instituted. Pri- soner's wife stated that she had no desire to prose- cute her husband for the offence, as she was quite willing for him to live with the otaer woman. The grand jury brought in a true bill agaitist the prisoner on the charge, and on being arraigned he pleaded guilty, but added that he was ignorant of the law. He was subsequently discharged. CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT. Morgan Evans, of Chancery, Llanychaiarn, was placed in the dock on the charge of wilfully em- bezzling the sum of JE62 68 Id., the moneys of the overseers of Llanychaiarn parish, of which he was the assistant overseer. Mr W. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C. (instructed by Messrs Roberts and Evans, Aberystwyth), appeared for the prosecution, and Mr B. Francis Williams (instructed by Messrs Griffith Jones and Co., Aberystwyth) defended. It appeared that the accused bad received a total of £ 339 towards the poor rat»s aRd had only paid £ 268 odd of the same into the hands of the over- seers prisoner being consequently indicted with the embezzlement of the balance named. It was proved that in a petition by the prisoner for liqui- dation in the Aberystwyth County Court he ad- mitted the overseers to be creditors to the extent of £ 50. The inquiry having lasted seven hours, the jury retired, and subsequently a verdict of not guilty was returned, when the prisoner was ac- quitted. This terminated the business of the assize.
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. Wednesday. Before Alderman John Jones (mayor), Mr Isaac Morgan, Mr David Williams, and Alderman Philip Williams. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. James Thomas and R. Owen, Brithdir, Welshpool, were charged by P.S Evans and P.C 6 (David Jones) with being drunk and disorderly. The defendants were fined 5s each, and costs. ASSAULT. Richard Dean, Mary-street, hawker, was sum- moned for assaulting and beating the infant ehild of Ann Spurway, Trefeirig Board school, on the 3rd July. Mr J. H. Jones appeared for the complainant. Alice Ann Spurway, the child, said that she went into the market-plaee on Monday week, with her mother, and they went to the defendant's stall, where she placed her band on one of the articles on the stall, when the defendant struck her on the baek of th* hand with a brush handle, and it was bruised so much that her mother took hor over to Mr Powell's shop, where the hand was bathed. The mother gave confirmatory evidence. Mr Thos. Powell deposed to the child being brought into the shop, and he saw the hand of the little girl which was very much discoloured. The defendant in his defence, exhibited a number of articles, shell boxes, &c., whick he said were handled by people, and injured but he did not know that the defendant and her mother injured any of them. He also produced the brush which he said he struck the child with. The defendant was fined £ l and costs, or one month's imprisonment, the magistrates stating that it was a most unprovoked assault. The defendant said he would go to goal.
LLANRHYSTID. ANNIVERSARY SERVICEs.-The annual services in connection with the Llanrhystyd church took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 4th and 5th inst., when the following clergymen officiated to crowded congregations :—Revs Canon Griffiths J. Williams, Llangeler Thos Jones, Rhosllanerehru- gog L. Roderick, Cockitt; and — Davies, Swan- sea. Notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather the sacred edifiee was crammed at each service, and on the last night the church was filled fully an hour before the service commenced. There was an unusually large attendance of clergymen. Collectiens were made at the ,close of the last day's services towards various objects, more particularly to the Church Pastoral Aid Society.
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THE PARLIAMENTAUY OATH.—Among the 62 peers who voted for the second reading of the Duke of Argyll's Bill, permitting members of the Legislature to make an affirmation instead of taking an oath, were the Dnke of Westminster, Earl of Derby, Lord Aberdare, Lord Mostyn, and Lord Sudeley. The 138 peers who voted against the second reading of the Bill included the Marquess of Londonderry, Earl of Powis, Lord Forester, Lord Harlech, Lord Ormath- waite, Lord Penrhyn, Lord Tollemache, and Lord Trevor. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return ot traffic receipts, for the week ending July 9, 1882 :— Miles open, 180i. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 1,961; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 1,687 total for the week, < £ 3,648. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year:—Miles open, 180i. Passengers, parcels, &c., .£1,996; merchandise, miner- als, and live stock, £ 1,604; total for the week, £ 3,600. ■Aggregate from commencement of half-year to this date, £ 4,230 aggregate last year, £ 4,202. Decrease -Passengers, parcels, &c., > £ 35 increase-merchan- dise, minerals, &c., £ 83 total increase for the week, £ 48; aggregate increase from commencement of half-year £ 28. DUNVILLE'S OLD IRISH WHISKY is recommended by the medical profession in preference to French Brandy. They hold the largest stock of Whisky in the world. Snpplied in casks and cases for home use and exportation. Quotations on application to DUN- ÝlLLE & Co., LIMITED, ROYAL IRISH DISTILLERIES, BELFAST; To TOBACONISTS AND PARTIES COMMENCING BUSINESS.—A Pamphlet, "How to Open Respectably, from £20 to £ i00," post free.—To small capitalists this book is most valuable, as it points out a way to commence a trade many desire to enter, but cannot from want of experience. H. MYERS and Co., Cigar and Tobacco Manufacturers, 103, K., Euston-road, London, established 1855, wholesale only. Mana- I ger, H. M MRS, junior. The Laundress to the Prince of Wales, in a letter te the manufacturers of Beckitt's Paris Blue, says it is the best she erer used. It can be obtained from all Grocery Oilmen, &c,
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the couneil was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday morning. Present— Alderman John Jones (mayor). Aldermen Philip Williams and David Roberts, Councillors John James, E. J. Jones, Peter Jones, Isaac Morgan, D. C. Roberts, Richard James, and E. P. Wynne; Mr A. J. Hughes, town clerk Mr Griffith Jones, cor- poration solicitor Mr H. L. Evans, borough accountant; Mr Rees Jones, surveyor. A MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Mr John Jones, conductcr ot the United choir, made application for the use of the Castle ground on the 18th August, so as to er;¡ct a pavilion there, wben he intends giving a musical festival. Granted, sub- ject to the rights of the public. WATER WORKS COMMITTEE. Mr Peter Jones, convener of the water works committee, reported as follows A meeting of the waterworks committee was held at the Corporation offices on Saturday, July 8th, 1882. Present—Messrs John Jones, David Roberts, Richard James, Edward Hamer, and Peter Jones, convener also, Mr A. J. Hughes, town clerk Mr Griffith Jones, coyporation solicitor; Mr T. S. Stooke, engineer and Mr Rees Jones, survey -r. Your com- mittee consider that the thickness of the walls of the new reservoir would have been sufficiently strong to withstand the pressure they would be subjected to provided the contractors had carried out the work in accordance with the plans and specifications. But as it has become necessary to pull down the pre- sent walls, to allay public feeling, your com- mittee recommend that the upper wall be widened to 5ft. 6in, owing to the extra pressure, and the other walls to 5ft at the basp. The batter in same to be from IS inches to 24 inches. The engineer agrees to leave the question of remuneratiod tor extra work entirely in the hands of the members of the Town Council. Mr John James objected to the whole report, because they had obtained the opinion of Mr Robin- son, who had condemned the plan prepared by Mr Stooke. He said the foundation ought to be six feet at the base, and they had paid something like jE35 for that opinion. He also objected to the words in deference to your wishes" as used by the engineer. It was not in deference to the wishes of the Council that the walls were to be widened, but on account of Mr Robinson objecting to the plans. He thought the baiter was too little; and asked the surveyor what was the height of the wall ? The Surveyor Seventeen feet. The Solicitor thought the wording of the report was rather too strong, as it would take away any claim they had against the engineer, if they had any. Mr Peter Jones was not aware that the words in deference to your wishes" were used in the report. Mr John James said the words had been men- tioned but he objected to the whole of the report from beginning to end, and one would fancy that it had been written by Mr Stooke himself and not the I fconvener (laughter). The Mayor said he could swear it was written by the convener. I Mr John James sbid that report was bound to I bring them into difficulties hereafter. rhe plan prepared by Mr Stooke was condemned, and now he objected to prepare another, but put in a kind of side alteration, and said 5ft 6in in the base, but be would not go exactly the same as Mr Robinson, be- cause he had condemned his work. He thought they ought to carry out the new reservoir in accor- dance with the new plans. j Mr Isaac Morgan asked what would be the ex- I pense of carrying out the difference between the 5ft 6in and the 6ft. The Surveyor said that if the wall was built to 6ft it would be necessary to cut away some of the rock at the back, and that might cause another slip, while if they built to the level ground as it was the 5ft 6in would be stronger than if it was 6ft. He recommended the adoption of the report. Mr John James objected to the surveyor's state- ment, although he was only a grocpr, and perhaps if he was a coal-dealer he might know more about it. But if they took the 6ft and tapered that down i to 2ft or 18 inches at the top it would hold more water than if they adopted 5ft 6in. He thought I that the report should be referred back, and that a more eautioua report should be prepared by the Solicitor and the Town Clerk, with a view to avoid the possibility of litigation. Mr Griffith Jones said that perhaps it would be better for him to state exactly what took place at the committee The matter was fully discussed whether a 6ft base would make it stronger than 5ft 6in., and from statements that were made by Mr Stooke and Mr Rees Jones it appeared that 5ft 6in. would be strong enough although Mr Stooke ad- hered to hh original idan that it only required 3ft 9in. The members saifi, "You engineers differ and we can't decide. We don't mean to condemn you upon it, but we desire to have it 5ft 6in., and there- fore ask you to draw up D'ans for that purpose; but we don't, in asking you to do so, ask you to commit yourself to the extent that your plans will not do." Another question raised was as to whether it was necessary to have concrete or puddle as recommen- ded by Mr Robinson, but Mr Stooke strenuously argued that puddle would be the best. Another question that came out was whether all four walls should be taken down as Mr Rebinson recommen- ded, and Mr Stooke said there was no occasion for it, but the committee ultimately decided that the four walls should come down. Alderman D. Roberts thought the suggestion of the borough surveyor was quite correct, that it would be better to build on a 5ft Gin base than 6ft because they might have a heavy fall, and if it did fall that earth would Jay on the wall. If they made the base 6ft anywhere, he should say it ought to be the lower wall, which so far had stood the best. Mr John James said the present walls would have stood if the man had prepared proper plans, and he would undertake to build a wall the width of these that should stand if they had proper counterparts from behind. Mr Peter Jones referred to Mr James's remark as to the report being written by Mr Stooke, and asked all the members who were present whether that was not a fair embodiment of what took place at that meeting, and if it was not he should be pleased to alter it so as to comply with the wishes of the com- mittee. Mr James, as usual, came to the meeting just as the others were leaving, and the whole thing was wrong because he was not present. But he might state that neither Mr Stooke nor Mr Robin- son endorsed the views enunciated by Mr James as to the present walls. Mr John James said they were not asked. Mr Peter Jones said that he did not say tbpy were asked. Mr Jones then humourously alluded to Mr James as wishing the inspector of nuisances to place his plans before him, who was a grocer, as though he was inspector for the Local Government Board, and said that it had been unanimously agreed by the committee that 5ft. 6in. for the upper wall, and 5ft. for the other walls would be sufficient. He begged to move that that portion of the report be adopted. Mr John James said that where the greater strength was required it certainly should be 6ft. They did not require a plan to be prepared by the engineer if they would only instruct their surveyor to build a wall all round 6ft wide. If they wanted a plan at all let them get an estimate of the cost with a view of borrowing the money. He moved as an amendment thai the wall should be 6ft all round. Alderm&n Williams seconded the amendment, and on being put four voted for the amendment, and four for the original proposition. Alderman Roberts did not vote, because he said he did not agree with either. The Mayor said he was not prepared to give his casting vote. Alderman Roberts said that the western wall had not been tested, and he suggested that the town sur- veyor should give his attention to the matter for a few days. The Surveyor said that at the west wall there were two outlets, and that supported the wall to a great extent. Mr Isaac Morgan said he did not know much about the matter, but he was guided entirely by Mr Robinson's opinion, who, he understood, was one of the best men they could have. Mr JohR James: That's right, and of course using your common sense. Mr Richard James then proposed that the wall should be 5ft 6in all round, but that met with no seconder. Mr E. J. Jones said that if they adopted the 5ft 6in all round that would be carrying out the I plan of the ooaaeil, and they would not have an — engineer to back them, so that if the walls gave way the responsibility would rest on them. The Town Clerk concurred with Mr Jones's obser- vations. and suggested that Mr Rees Jones should explain the reasons he had given for a 5ft. 6in. wall to Mr Robinson, so as to elicit his opinion. Mr E. p, Wynne expressed his readiness to second Mr Richard James's proposal, if he would adopt the suggestion ma lebj the Town Cierk that it should be referred to Mr Robinson. Alderman Roberts proposed that the west wall should be 6ft., and the east, north, and south walls Mt. 6in. Alderman Williams seconded that, with the addition that they should ask Mr Robinson if he approved of it. After some conversation, Alderman Roberts amended his proposition, that the three walls should be s'x feet at base, and the east wall 5ft 6;n with coJraterforts. This resolution was carried unanimously, amidst some laughter. Mr Griffith Jones said there was another matter Mr Robinson had suggested that concrete should be used, but Mr Stooke convinced the committee that puddle was better. He did not know whether they would mention that to Mr Robinson as well. Mr John James proposed that the question of using concrete or puddle be submitted to Mr Robinson. Mr E. J. Jones seconded the preposition. This was agreed to. Mr John James next moved that thev should re- ceive the plan and specification from" Mr Stcoke, and that they should be submitted to Mr Robinson for approval. Mr Peter Jones thought they might defer giving any instructions with regard to that until they got a reply from Mr Robinson. Alderman Roberts eonsurred. Mr James withdrew his proposal. PRECEPTS. The next business was to give the necescary direc- tions to enforce payment of precepts in arrear (if any), made upon the churchwardens and overseers in the parish of Aberystwyih, and towi;ships of Issayndre and Vaenor Issa respectively, requiring payment of sums of money required fer the pur- poses of the Aberystwyth School Board. The Town Clerk said that he had gone through the minute books to ascertain the several precepts issued on these two townships, and the borough accountant had kindly given him the sums paid by the two townships. He found that a precppt had been made on Issayndre for jE28, and Vaynorissa Q95 10s, and out of that amount there had been paid by Issayndre £6 16s, and £ 27 10s by Vaynorissa, leav- ing a total of .£98 due from the two townships. Mr E. P. Wynne asked if that included X4 3e due to the public library from Issayndre, and re ceived a reply in the negative. Mr John James moved, and Mr Peter Jones se- conded that proceedings be taken to enforce pay- ment of these moneys.—Carried. The next matter was to execute precepts on the Churchwardens and Overseers of Aberystwyth, the Overseers of 'he township of Issayndre, and the Overseers of the township of Va-norlssa, requiring them rateably to raise the sum of £ 300 in obedience to a precept of the Aberystwyth schoel board. The Town Clerk said that he had spoken to his father about this £ 300, and he said that it was al- lowed to stand over in consequence of the large amounts which had bsen paid, "and it was well un- derstood by the Council tbat this should stand over. Mr Peter Jones said that interest had been charged by Mr Hughes from 1869 upon this < £ 300, and he thought it was a hardship that they should be called upon to pay interest upon sums raised from the overseers for school board purpose*, when the Council was merely the medium through'which this money shoHld pass. It was unfortunate that Mr Hughes did not charge it at the time. Now this item was brought under notice for^the first time, when X40 or £ 50 had been charged for interest. He did not see 'hat they could make a precept for the interest, and he was not sure that Mr Hughes could charge it. He was certain of one thing-the money had not not been paid over to Mr Hughes, and it ought to be returned by the overseers. The Town Clerk said the master was perfectly I well known at the time, and particularly so to Mr Peter Jones. The Council knew that the money had not been paid, and did not under the circum- etances enforce payment. Mr John James said it was understood that Mr Hughes should enforce it. The Mayor said there was £243 paid by the treasurer last September, and taey were paying interest on that again. f & Mr Richard James proposed, and Mr Wynne conded, that tne precept be made.-Carried. THE CARRIAGE OF PIPES. The next matter was to consider notice of actioD dated the 26th day of June, 1882, by Messrs W. H, Palmer and John Jenkins, in respect of the sum of £680 claimed to be due in respect of certain work for oarriage of pipes aad othpr work alleged to have been done by them for the cornoration. « The Town Clerk said ihtiton the 6th July he re- ceived a letter from Messrs Roberts & Evans, dated the 26th June, stating that if the amount due to Messrs W. H. Palmer and John Jenkins was not paid within one calendar month steps would be taken to issue a writ against the council. After some conversation, it was proposed to pav X-100 in a month, and the Dalan ;e of X200 in three months, there being £ 280 owing by Mr Jenkins for i rent. 1 It was stated during this conversation that the I amount of overdraft at the bank was £ 2,400. B
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