ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday morning. Present-Alderman John Junes (mayor), Alderman John Watkins, Councillors Joha James, Peter Jones, E. J. Jones, Isaac Morgan, George Green, D. C. Roberts, Richard James, E. P. Wynne, G. M. Williams, and John Roberta Messrs A. J. Hughes, town olerk Griffith Jones, corporation solicitor H. L. Evans, fcoroogh accountant, and Bees Jones, borough sur- veyor. BILLS AND SALARIES. The bills and usual salaries due were ordered to fee paid. FINANCE. Mr H. L. Evans submitted the following state- taent :-—The Corporation in account with the Lon- .-on and Provincial Bank-Cr,, Borough fund ac- count, JB905 4s lid; district rate fund..£370 Is led; magisterial fees, ..£3.5 68 6d; balance due at the bank, JE2.930 4s 3d total, £ 4,240 178 6d. Dr., Harbour fund account, £ 1,184 12a 3d waterworks Send, .£1,759 118; waterworks loan account, < £ 1,296 14s 3d total, £ 4,240 I7s6d.. The Collector (Mr R. Watkins) submitted the following monthly statement:—General and district rate made on the 4th May was .£1.575 14s 2d ar- rears OR the 26th May, .£765 8s total, £ 2341 2s 2d. Collected up to 25th Jane..£158 138 Id, leaving JEt,182 98 Id rate and arrears on the 25th June. Water rate made the 22nd May, £ 1,046 2" 6d; arrears on May 26, .£38368 7d; total, £ 1,427 9s Id; ■oolite ted up to the 25th June, .£41 93 Id, leaving J61,388 9s rate and arrears. Mr C. M. Williams pointed out that the arrears ""iM1 the previous rate were very high. The Mayor pointed out that it was very late before the previous rate was signed, and the present rate was signed earlier so as to give Mr Watkins opportunity of collecting this rate and tht. ar- rears during the summer months. Mr Richard James proposed that all those in ar- rears should be summoned. Mr E. J. Jones believed it was really too soon to feegln to summon. Mr C. M. Williams said Mr J. Roberts and others were called upon to pay the new rate, and he aiieuld not pay until the arrears were paid. A suggestion that the collector should make an effort to get the arrears in, and that notice be given that if they were not paid by the end of a fortnight summonses should be issaed, was agreed to. APPLICATION BY MAJOR LEWIS. Major Bassett Lewis, chief constable, attended the wmncil, to ask them to consider the cost of an ad- titional water supply to bis premises, he having erected a small cistern measuring 18 by 12 feet and 12 feet deep, for the use of his closets. A discus- sion followed, Mr C. M. Williams proposing that the application should be referred to the committee; bui Mr John James could not see the use of doing that, as it bad already been decided that Major Lewis should pay the same as other people, where- upon Major Lewis denied the power of the council to do this. He did not use the water for dietetic Snrposes, and therefore they could not charge him. iv* ntually the application was referred to the com- mittee. INTEREST. Mr John James proposed, and Mr C. M. Williams aeeonded, the payment of interest on the sum of £ 3,256. Carried. THE RESERVOIR. The Mayor said that he bad received the following letter:—"Gentlemen,—I, the undersigned, being the original contractor for the reservoir, do hereby give you notice thai I claim part of the £1,000 you have agreed to pay in settlement for work done at the reservoir.—I remain, yours truly, THOMAS JANM" (lighter). No further notice was taken of the communication THE DRAINAGE AT TRB BABRACK8. The Town Clerk read another letter from the Local Government Board, in reply to one he had forwarded, stating that they bad again communica- ted with the War Office authorities as to the drain- age of the tarracks. [Mr C. M.; Williams: Rear, bear, I hope they will do something before long). MANURE REAP. The Town Clerk read a letter from Mr Szlumper, atatirg tbllt be thought the removal of the manere keap from its present position to near the river would be a greater nuisance still, and it was objected to by the Manchester and Milford Railway authori- ties, and therefore he decline d to allow them to go ever bis land.—The letter was referred to the public -works committee. A CLAIM. Mr EvaBs (Messrs Roberts & Evans) said that Mrs Smith, widow ef tbe late Mr G. T- Smith,'was anxious to settle his affairs, and there were several Small accounts still out, one of which was against tbe council for sales conducted by Mr Smith. He had sent in the account to the boroagh accountant, and bad also sent notice to the Town Cleik. The Mayor asked the finance committee to take the matur into consideration he believed the terms were considered to be too high. Mr Evans, also mentioned the matter of the reser- voir. A resolution bad been passed some mouths age, and agreed to, that £ 1,000 should be paid, and Mr Griffith Jones had approved of the draft. He asked that the agreement should now be carried out, because it was a serious loss to Mr Hugh Hughes, Jan., who had to pay the interest at the bank, he having given an indemnity to the Council against any action. It was not a question of receiving the Money, as he was quite prepared to wait, but simply to have the agreement carried out. No action was taken. TAXING OF PBOPKBTT. The Town Clerk said he would now answer a question which was asked at the last meeting as to the lating of property. Section 72 of the Local Government Act provided that the owners of all dwelling houses or parts of dwelling houses kept as separate tenements, the full value of which houses or tenements do not exceed the sum ofJElO, shall be liable to the payment of the rates, instead of the occupiers thereof. J Mr Peter Jones gave notice of a proposition to that,eifect at the next meeting. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. Mr Peter Jones, convener of the public works committee, read the following report:—A meeting of the public works committee was hhld on Monday the 2nd July, J883, at the corporation offices. Pre- sent-Alderman John Jones (mayor), George Green,' Richard James, D. C. Roberts, Peter Jones, oonvener, and Rees Jones, surveyor. Tbe plans ( and specifications of the buildings proposed to be erected by Messrs Jones and Morris in Moor-street were, examined, and your committee recommend' of. Messrs Williams J}>. s. application for an additional piece of land 20ft by 40lt ia the rear af their present chandlery was considered, and your committee re- ijOiDincno tha* the same be ^granted on pftjnent of JBl 6s 3d per annum as ground rent. Also, tbat an extension of the present lease of the chandlery be granted for a further term of seven years. Alderman Watkins thought there ought te be some provision made about widening Mary-street at some future time. He knew that one lease had been re- fusedon that account,and several others were waiting to make applications. The Mayor paid that question could not crop up sow, as the lease had been granted to Messrs Jones and Morris. Mr Peter Joues soid they bad guaranteed not to tluild for twelve or eighteen months in Mary- atreet, so as to afford, an opportunity to the Council of widening the street, and they should have the land at the same price as had been paid for it. Mr D. C. Roberts proposed, and Mr Wynne aeconded, the adoption of the report, which was agreed to.. SLAUGHTBBHOUSB COMMITTEE. read tbe following report, WM to :—A meeting of the slaughter- U8e and markuta Committee was held on Tuesday 1*1 y 3'd. Present—Alderman John Jones, mayor Messrs J. Roberta, Richard James, in rLk 'Joho Jame8> c- M- Williams, and D. V,. Kooerts, convener, and Rees Jofies, surveyor. Your committee considered tha letter received from Mr Hugh Kobert», respecting the slaughterhouse and felt unable to recommend the Council to take any steps in the matter. A report upon the other matter referred to the committee, will be brought in at the next CoMc<I meeting. LA' fDvMABKB AT PLTNLIKOK. Mr C, V. Willing asked if anything had been done with regar d to placing posts for the convenience of visitors to Plyniiaion ? Mr Peter Jones apologised for having forgotten to report; but the matter had been left to Mr Rees Jones to carry out at a cost not exceeding .£5. Mr John Roberts said that Capt Harvey was quite prepared to do all he could to assist, so that the expense would not be great. THB CASTLE GROUNDS. Mr John Roberts called attention to the present state of the castle grounds, which was very unsatis- factory. He did not know what they paid the castle keeper. The Mayor 10s. a week. Mr John Roberts said he would like to see some- thing done for the money. Mr Isaac Morgan thought the Town Surveyor had power over the castle keeper. The Surveyor said that he had now a new in- strument for cutting grass, and he would get some work done. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr John James read the following report A meeting of the finance committee was held at the Corporation offices on Wednesday, June 28th. Present-Messrs Richard James, C. M. Williams, E.J. Jones, J. Roberts, John James (convener), Griffith Jones, solicitor, and A. J. Hughes, town clerk. The committee recommend that tbe officers of tbe Council be called upon to provide the follow- ing bonds:—Town Clerk, £ 200} borough accountant, .£100; treasurer, X2000 surveyor, .£100 harbour master, £ 200; collector, XIOOO. It was agreed that the Rev J. Rees will be paid the £ 800 mortgage, dated August 18th, 1874. The report was agreed to. LEASES. On the motion of Mr Richard James, seconded by Mr C. M. Williams, a surrender of the residue of the existing lease of property situate in Moor-street, was accepted, and the Mayor was autborised io affix the Corporate seal to the lease of Messrs Jones and Morris.
CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS' ■ The midsummer Quarter Sessions for the county of Cardigan were held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Tuesday. The civil business commenced at 11 a.m., when the following magistrates were present: —Mr C. Marshall Griffith, chairman; Colonel Lewes, Llanllear, vice-chairman Mr T. H. R. Hughes, Neuadd; Rev Rees Lloyd, Troedyraur; Mr C. H. L. Fitzwilliams, Clyngwyn; Colonel, Lloyd-Philipps, Mabws; Mr Vangban Davies Tanybwlch Mr Morris Davies, Ffoorhydgaled; Mr W. J. Waddingham, Hafod Capt Gwynne* Monachty Mr William Jones, Llwyngroes Capt Jones Parry, Tyllwyd Dr R. D. Roberts, Aberyst- wyth Mr J. P. V. Pryse, Bwlchbychan Mr J. Fowden, Bank Hall Mr J. E. Rogers, Aber- meurig; and Capt Stewart, Rhosygilen. NEW MAGISTRATES. Mr William Jones, Brynowen, Borth Mr J. R. Richards, Broginin-fawr and Mr J. T. Morgan, Maesnewydd, took the oaths and their seats as magistrates for the county. COMMUNICATIONS. The Chairman said there were no communications from the Secretaries of State or War, the Houses of Parliament, or the Lord Lieutenant of the county. COUNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr J. W. Szlumper, county surveyor, reported as follows :— Gentlemen-I have the honour to report that all the county bridges have been satisfactorily main. tained during the past quarter, and that no special vote is now required. The term of maintenance of the Aberystwyth police station which the contractor under his contract undertook having now expired, and the building being in good order, I have given my certificate. Mr Morris Davies wished to refer to the question of contracts between this court and the various highway surveyors-for the different highway boards in the county. At present a small sum of money was voted for each bridge, payable by the treasurer every quarter to the different highway surveyors for keeping in repair the coping stones of bridges in the county. This money was paid over, but it never appeared in any account; the sums were small, but. he thought it would be a good thing that these contracts should be cancelled and fresh ones entered iuto by this court and the various highway boards. Iu the Aberystwyth union there were four boards, and the amount paid was f.1 6s 9d. Al- though the amount was small, he presumed that the surveyors thought it was sufficient, otherwise they would, like Oliver Twist, come and ask for more, and he thought it was not only sufficient, but there was a little balance in their favour, and that balance must naturally go into their pockets. There were many other reasons why this maney should not be voted to the surveyors the coping stones were not kept in repair, and if any work was to be done Mr Szlumper ordered it himself. He was now speaking on behalf of the Upper Ystwyth highway board, and alluded to the time when as much as £ 7 Is Od was paid for keeping in repair the ap- proacheh1 to the- bridges. Colonel Lewes cordially seconded the proposal, and bore testimony to the unsatisfactory sbufM ofthe present arrangement. He suggested that it should be an instruction to the County Surveyor to enter into a contract with the district roads boards as he did now for the maintenance of the roads. Mr Vaugbau Davies said this was a question that came before them as boards combined, and it was not right in which these surveyors pocketed the money, because there was no other expression by which they could describe it, as the work was done by men in the parishes. The way they did on his board was to instruct the clerk to deduct the amount to be paid to the surveyor for this work from the estimate. The whole system of keeping the by roads was bad and rotten to the core; the roads were not kept in a proper manner, and as the system was bad it was impossible to have good roads. The County Surveyor said that formerly there waa a contract between the county and highway surveyors for the maintenance of the bridges. That was the old contract, entered into some years ago and be was instructed to write to the olerk of each highway )t' ard enquiring whether the board would undertake the maintenance of these bridges on the same terms, and the reply in all cases was that they would. That plan had been carried out on each highway, and the amount had been paid to the treasurer. There was one other matter, which re- lated to the bridges, each surveyor being allowed 5s a year for undertaking to keep the coping stones of each bridge in repair, and that contract had not been altered. What he would now suggest was that he should write a letter to each of the clerks of highway boards asking them if they would under- take the contract. This suggestion was agreed to. BATES. On the suggestion of the fiuanee committee, a oounty rate of id. and a police rate of td was ordered. TENDERS. It was also decided to advertise for the printing of agendas and other notice papers. POLlCB SUPERANNUATION. The Chairman said that be had received some correspondence in reference to this matter. A new Police Bill had been fr imed, t,ut he had been told that there was no reasonable prospect of its passing through the House of Common* this year, and therefore he did not propose going into the matter. The great complaint of some was that at present the superannuation atlowanee was discretionary with this court or corporations, and that it was desirable the funds should be distributed without monicifal corporations or justioes interfering with the, matter. He thought, however, that the present system worked exceedingly well, as it gave them control, and they could express the opinion whether or not any person was worthy of a particular allowance. THE ADULTERATION ACT. Colonel Lewes called attention to the Adulteration Act, and said that the Court of Quarter Sessions ought to give directions to the Chief Constable about one matter. The point was this there had been two cases before the bench at Aberaeron re- lating to the Adulteration Act, and the Superin- tendent of Police bad on each occasion done his duty thoroughly, but he had to send a sample to the analyst, o ho unfortunately lived at Swansea. When the cases came before the bench two or three points were raised for the defence, one of which certainly held good; the Act provided that the officer who sent a sample to the analyst must either take the article or liquid himself, or he had the power of sending it through the post on getting a registered receipt for the same. He asked the court to give definite instructions to the Chief Constable on this point. After a conversation, in which the Chairman, Col. Lewes, Mr Vaughan Davies, Capt Parry, and Mr M. Davies took part, it was decided to adopt Colonel Lewes's suggestion that the samples should be sent through the post as registered parcels, where practicable, and if net practicable the Chief Con- s table must use his own discretion. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The following report waa presented by Major Bassett Lewis, chief constable Sir,—I have the honour to submit for your inspec- tion my returns for the quarter ending 30th June, 1883. The number of persons summoned and ap- prehended during the quarter amounted to 378, viz., 327 males and 51 females. Of these four were com- mitted for trial, 202 summarily dealt with, 100 eom- promised, and 72 discharged. The above figures show a slight increase in the total as compared with laotyear, but a large proportion will be found to consist of civil cases. The crime of drunkenness is steadily decreasing, and the number of convictions under the Licensing Act shows that the public houses are caretully looked after by the police. I am happy to state that during the past quarter the oountyhaa been free from any disease among, cat. tie, and that scab among sheep has been fairly cured WEIGHTS AND MBASURES. The following are the reports ofthe inspectors weights and measures:— I have the honour to report that during the past quarter I visited Tre'rddol, Taliesin, Talybont, and Aberystwyth, for the purpose of testing weights, measures, and balances, and that during my inspeo. tion I found twenty weights unstamped,two of which were light. The owners (seven in number) were summoned and Sned—JoEN LLOYD. Superintendent D. Williams reported :— # I have the honour to report that during the quar- ter ended June30th11883, I compared 684 weights, 54 measures, and inspected 60 scales and weigh bridges at Talygarreg, Llandyssul, and Adpar, all of which I found in a satisfactory state. This concluded the civil business.
GALLANT CONDUCT OF A WELSH CAPTAIN At the Borough Petty Sessions at Pwllheli, held on Thursday week, the Mayor (Mr Councillor Parry), in presenting Captain Evan Jones, iatply of the steamship Taurida, with a gold medal for bravery at sea, said he had a very pleasant duty to perform, namely to present Captain Jones with a gold medal from the Spanish Governmeat tor his bravery in saving the crew of the Spanish ship Tres- de-Mayo.—Mr Cledwyn Owen had great pleasure ia congratulating Captain Jones on this occasion, as he had known him for years. For a man to stay in a boat for sixteen hours and for every minute ot those sixteen hours to be in actual danger of his life, and to save the crew of a foreign vessel (be said foreign vessel because there was always some enmity between the creWI of English thips and foreign vessels), was of itself a sufficient proof of the bravery of a man without anything else.-Captain Jones, in replying, said that while thanking them for their statements, he must say he considered he only did his duty as an Englishman and a sailer in saving the eleven persons he was fortunate enough to be able to save and if on any other occasion be could be of like service to his fellow-man he hoped he would not fall short of his duty.
RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of this authority was held at the Town Hall on Monday morning. Present—Mr H. S. Richardes (in the chair), Messrs Hugh Hughes, Glynpadarn John Morgan, Rhiwarthen Thomas James, Llwyniorwerth Griffith Griffiths, Tynan t; Rev John Pugh, Llanbadarn Messrs James Jones, Llwynglas; Hugh Hoghes, clerk and David Jones, inspector. THE HIGHWAYS. The Inspector reported that he bad written to the highway surveyor for Upper Genou'rglyn calling his attention to the state of the highway at the south end of Morfa Borth, damaged by a high tide and storm in March last. a The Chairman said this would be attended to. BORTH WATER SUPPLY. The Inspector also reported that a new piece of highway is being constructed more distant from the sea, and that the vestry of Cyfoethybrenin bad decided to abandon the old route along the beach. He tberefore recommended the authority to take up the water pipes before they receive damage, and have them re-laid for about 120 yards along the course they ought to have had them laid at first. A conversation as to the great expense which this would entail took place, but no decision was arrived at. The Inspector also reported that he found the water in the reservoir had sunk three feet, and that the inhabitants bad to be satisfied with an inter- mittent supply since the 11th ult. This was not due to a deficiency in the springs, but to copious leakages. On the day he visited the works there was a leakage from two of the hydrants, one of them sending up a running stream all the pt ivate taps were reported to be leaking more or less with the exception of three. Some he had seen wasting more water than was consumedby the inmates of the bouses There was leakage from the reservoir, and leakages from the conduit in the fields. He explained tbat the leaking taps were private property, and the Rev John Pugh and Mr Hughes thought -the authority should insist upon the householders having proper taps. It was suggested that notice should be given to all of them that they must not waste the water and the iuspector was directed to go and examine every tap in the village, and give notice to the occupiers where they were found leaking. The Rev John Pugh remarked that the works at Borth were very un»atisfactory. The Inspector was also ordered to repair the leak- age in the hydrants. The Inspector reported that on the 22nd ult., Mr J. L. Lewis, Capt John Enos, and himself, examined a portion of the conduit at Gwastad, when they found there was less than six inches of earth over it, and, leakage from one joint was found to the extent of 3085 gallons per diem, and there was a further loss at another point of 1320 gallons per diem. He now said there was no remedy bat to have that piece of conduit replaced with cement. Mr Thomas, the engineer, said from the commence- ment that clay would answer the purpose; but he (the inspector) said from the commencement that it would not do In spite of the continued short supply the water in the reservoir had gone down in the reservoir about nine inches more, or at the rate of an inch a day but on the 29th it was within less than 18 iaohea of being filled, which he attributed to the stoppage of the leakage in the hydrants, by means of caulking. It was decided to call a vestry of the ratepayers, at which Mr Jones should attend, so as to come to some arrangement. DRAINAGE AT PWLLHOBI. The Inspector reported that the estimate of a 12- inch Fewer for 280 yards at Pwllhobi is £ 35; open outlet to Pwll Penlon, £ 1 16 8d total JE36 16s afi. He was directed to prepare a plan, aud call a vestry. PENBHTNCOCH WATER SUPPPY. The Inpector reported that he had been informed that the inhabitants of Penrhyncoch had abandoned the new supply (provided by Sir Pryse Pryse in 1876) for the last, two years, because they fancy a marked deterioration in quality. He believed the work to have been improperly done, and understood that the cistern in the field had not been cleaned out from the commencement. Mr Thomas James thought they had a convenient supply already, and as there bad been no complaint, the subject was allowed to drop. LEAD POISONING AMONG FOWLS. Mr James Jones asked the Inspector what bad been done about the water pollution at Pwlldu ? The Inspector said that he had seen Captain Williams, and he had promised to have the neces- sary work done. Mr Jamea>Jone9,in reply to the Chairman, said the water came from Tanralit mine, and it was poisoned. The Inspector said the works had been getting out of repair, and he had served a notice more than twelve months ago, which was ebeyed, and he had now again told Capt Williams that he must do everything right, and they must have no cause for complaint. Mr James Jones said he must be forced to do, it. There were some fowls of his killed last week, as well as some of his neighbours' fowls. The Clerk said he must be served with notice.
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CRIMIMAL BUSINESS. After the reading ef the proclamation against vice and immorality, the following were sworn on the grand jury :—Messrs Thomas Edmunds, College- street, Lampeter (foreman); Morgan Davies, Cwoi- hach, LlaDSantffraed Wm. Davies, Llanfihangel Yatrad Morgan Davies, Llettyceggin.; William Davies, Tynberllan James Davies, Castle Hywel, Llandyssul; Samuel Davies, Lampeter; Thomas Evans, Tynant, Ciliau Aeron Isaac Evans, Wern- ucbaf Evan Evans, Red Lion, Trevethan Evan Evans, Pantmarchnad, Dihewid; Isaac Griffiths, Penglanowen John James, Pfengarregfawr, Llan- ilar S. E. Jones, Tymawr; John Jones, Werncrug; James Jones, Tyllwyd and William Jones, Cam- brian Factory, Lampeter. j Tbe Chairman very briefly charged the grand jury, referring to the insufficient aocomodation pro- vided in the,court for them, whicb, be did not doubt, would be remedied, and then pointed out the par- ticulars of the only case which was to come before them, in which a tramp was charged with house- breaking., A trae bill was shortly found. HOUSEBREAKING AT LLANDDIINOL. James Henscoe, a tramping bookbinder, was charged with breaking and entering a dwelling house at Llanddeinol. The facts of the case were published a fortnight ago. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months imprison- ment with hard labour. Mr Jones, instructed by Mr J. T. Jenkins, ap- peared to prosecute. This closed the business of the sessions.
SIR NOEL PATON'S GREAT PICTURE. We have been favoured with an inspection of Sir Noel Patron's great picture called "Morll Janua Vitse" (Death the Gate ot Life) now on view at the entrance to the pier, and we have no hesitation in predicting that a visit will be one of the rarest and best treats which can be afforded to visitors and others during the present season. Theologians and divines may write and say mnch on the subject of death as the gate of life, but half-an-hour spent in studying this great and splendid work will be of immense profit to any intelligent mind. The artist has succeeded with his brusk in a pourtrayal of great power and beauty. Any description of the picture must fail, as language cannot convey a realistic idea of what it is, and it is only through the power of the e) e that anything like a definite idea of its worth can bo formed. The central inci- dent of the piotare is the Angel of Death summon- ing the Christian, after his final conflict with evil, to the other and higher life. Where all the points of a picture are so perfect it is difficult to particu- larise, and it must suffice to say for the present that the conception of the idea was sublime and its convey anceto caovasli has shown the hand of a perfect artist hand. It was tor the production of this work chiefly that Sir Noel was knighted. It has been twice ex- hibited before Her Majesty the Queen and the mem- bers of the Royal family, by Her Majesty's special command, once at Balmoral and the second time at Windsor. Mr S. W. Hill, who is connected with a well-Known Birmingham firm, has engaged the pic- ture entirely an his own risk, aud is now making a tour through the Provinces. It is estimated that upwards of a million of persona have already paid for permission to view it, and we can honestly say that a rich treat will be missed by those of our leaders who do not avail themselves of this oppor- tunity.
ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE. The following is the result of the June examina- tion, 1883, ef the students ot St David's College, Lampeter :-B.D. Degree The Rev H. C. W. Phillips, B.A. B.A. Degree Theological honours: Class IV, allowed the ordinary degree, D. A. Jones and G Mathiaa classical j honours Class II, D. Wi ilia mii.-Ordi nary Degree ThtlologioE I: Class II E. Davies, D. A. Jones, and G. Mothiaii-three bracketed J. I. Thomas, F. C. Williams-CIals III: T.Enoch, M.J. Marsden, J. Hughes, J. Jones, J. O. Evans, B. Jones, R. M. Hughes, and M. Jones, equal, J. B. Jones, and T. C. Richards, equal. Classical: Class II: J. J. Davies. Allowed the Theological Certificate, W. Gabe.- Bionnials S. Jones, J. Davies, G. G. Williams.—Moderation Ordinary Class I., E. Wolfe, J. Owen.—Class II, D. Griffiths, J, Fisher, J. Evans, D. Herbert, and D. Jones, three bracketed, D. Rees —Class III, D. J. Davies, and H. Davies, equal. J. LI. Herbert, J. Davies, J. J. Jenkins, and M. Richards, three bracketed, T. Davies, J. M. Raymond, J. M. Lewis. Classical: Class I, W. D. Roberts, J. T. Jones, and J. H. Thomas, equal,—Class II, D. P. Jones.- Rt sponsions Class I, W. P. Owens, T. M Evans, T. Harries, and Harries T. L. Jenkins—three bracketed, J. Parry.—Ctass II: J. Harries, it. Williams, T. E. Jones, J. Evans (Y), J. D. Griffiths, and J. Waugh— three bracketed, J. Jenkins, and T. J. Lewis equal,L, Davies*, J. N. Evans, W. Williams, B. S. Lloyd* S. Morgan,-Class III: W. Mor/is, L. Richards, J. Daniel,' D. Davies, T. Davies, J. Morgan, R. Owen*, and E. Roviivr-six bracketed, H. Jenkins, and J. W. D. May egu.I.-Prize.: Theology, S. Jones; mathematics, T. M. Evans; chemistry, J. G. Hughes logic, W. P. Owen classics, D. Wil- liams English history, T. M. Evans and R. Wil- liams, equal; Hebrew (OHivaut), J. I. Thomas (second year), H. Davies (first year) not awarded Bates, W. P. Owen.-Tbe examiners for the B.D. degree were the Very Rev C. J. Vaughan, D.D., dean of Llandaff, late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; the Rev H. Austin Wilson, M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and the Rev Joseph Hughes, B.D., late profes-or of Welsh, and lecturer in Hebrew at St David/s College. The examiners for the B.A. degree were the Rev Fred. Watson, M A., late Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; the Rev H. A. Wilson, M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and Mr John Rhys, professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford, Fel- low of Jesus College. On Thursday, the degrees were conferred at the Town Hall.
TREGAROTF. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at the Town Hall, on Tuesday, the 26th ult., before Mr H. J. Davies and the Rev O. Davies, M.A. Poor Rates.—Charles Jones, assistant overseer, charged A. R. Perkins, school master, Llanddewi- breD., with refusing to pay the sum of 10s poor rates.—Compromised. nrunkenneaB.-D.C.C. John Lloyd, upon the 18- formation of P.C. Jones, charged Thomas Ajax, Plasymynydd, Llanddewi-brefi, game keeper, with drunkenness at Llanddewi-brefi, on the 28th May last. Fined 5s and costs. Absconding from Workhouse.—James Roberts, master of Tregaron Workboase, charged Margaret Morgans, inmate (on remand), with absconding from the Workhouse with a suit of clothes belonging to the guardians of the Tregaron union. Discharged, and ordered to return to the Workhouse. Railway Offence.-E ti ward Humphreys, railway inspector, charged Thomas Lewis, Abercoed, LlaA- ddewi-brefi, farm servant, with travelling upon the Manchester and Milford Railway, trom Pontlianio station to Tregaron, without having a ticket. Com- promised.—Same complainant charged Thomas Williams, Trecefel, Caron, farm servant, with a similar offence. Fined 10a and cost. School Board Prosecutions.—J. D. Williams, clerk to the School Board, charged John Jones, Gwarffvnnon, Caron Lower, with neglecting to send his child to school, on the 18th inst. Adjourned till next meeting.—Jenkin Jenkins, Felincoed, clerk to the School Board, charged Nathaniel Bvans, Llidiarde John Jones, Rhydlas, Nantcwn- lle Rees Jones, Graig Daniel Williams, Sych- nant; David DavieSuGwarorga and Evan Davies, Pantfoel, Llanddewi-brefi, with neglecting to send their children to school during the month of May last. Fined 5s each.—Sa'ue complainant charged David Lewis, Cae'rmynydd, Nantcwnlle, with a similar offence during the month of May; withdrawn. Same complainant also charged D. Evans, Aberdai- ddwr; Margaret Lloyd Jones, Sarah Davies, Llan- ddewi Village Thomas Jones. Brynnteintog John Thomas, Pantglas; and John Williams, Broamwyn, with similar offences. Ordered to attend school.— Same complainant also charged John Davies, Tany- pertb, Llanddewi-brefi, with a similar cffence. Dis- missed. DUNVILLE'S OLD IRISH WHISKY is recommended by the medical profession in preference to French Brtndy. They bolll the largest stock of Whisky in the world. Supplied in casks and cases fer home use and exportation. Quotations on application to fiuaviua fc 0. Limited, Royal Irish Distilleries, Belfast.
THE COLLEGE. Mr Love Jones-Parry, member for Carnarvon boroughs, writes to the Times :—"Sir,—Some of my constituents may draw an incorrect inference from your report of the report of the representa- tions on Saturday addressed addressed to the Pre- sident of the Council in .support of the maintenance of Aberystwyth College. I was present, not to support the elaim of Aberystwyth to be the site of the North Wales College, but to advance the claims of Aberystwyth College for a separate grant. By the Universities (Scotland) Bill the annual grant to the Scotch Universities is increased to £ 40,000, and quite recently a vote of £ 90,000 was passed towards the expenses incurred in resppct of the Glasgow college baildiags. 'laking population as the test of our relative claims upon the consolidated fund, the annual grant to Wales should not be less than £ 17,000. The Welsh are not less clamorous for higb-class education than the Scotch, and there are students to fill three high-class schools or col- leges, and I submit that the claims of Wales upon the consolidated fund are entitled to the like ac- knowledgment as has been accorded to Scotland, and tbat if Aberystwyth College does not obtain a separate grant, the failure will be attributable to the remissnoas of the representatives of Wales.
LETTER BY MR HUMPHREYS-OWEN. The following letter has been published:— My dear Rendel,-I have all along,thought it the business of the University College of Wales to pro- vide higher education in Wales. Holding that view, I have as far as possible abstained from entering upon any controversy on the site question. The conflicting claims of towns and districts to the honour of giving a borne to the college for North Wales will very shortly be decided by a tribunal of which it is not too much to svy that its judgment will command the respect, if it does not obtain the assent, even of un. successful candidates. j Speaking for myself, I cannot admit the assump- tion, that being a supporter of the University Col- lege of Wales, implies being a supporter of the Aber- ystwyth site. My connection with the College has been neither recent nor intermittent. It dates back indeed to very near the commencement of educational work there. What little aid I have been able to give in purse and person, I gave not for a college at Aber. ystwyth, but to a national institution with national objects, for which Aberystwyth under the then exist- ing circumstances afforded the best, indeed the only site. Similar feelings, I know, actuated several of the most active of my colleagues on the council of the College. But strong efforts are now beinir nude to treat the Aber- ystwyth site as an inseparable, indispensable element in the existence of the College. We are told that a promise, having a most important bearing upon the retention of the College at Aberystwyth as the College for North Wales, was made by Lord Carlingtord to the deputation which attended him last Monday. A tolerably brisk attack has been made on you ov the ground that you referred insufficiently, if at all, to this promise in the account you were good enough to send me of the proceedings of the deputation. Now, what is this promise? We (i.e. the President and Vice-President of the Council) ahall consider it our duty in future to listen to any views or statements on hehnlf of Aberystwyth that you (the deputation) may choose to put before us." Why, of course, th"y would. Fancy Lord Carlingford or Mr Mundella telling a deputation of about a dozen Welsh memWrs, and ever so many local magnates, headed by Lord Ab. rdare, that they would not listen to them asain, and if they forwarded any documents, would put them isto the waste-paper basket I It needs no ery continuous familiarity with English politics to see the meaning of such words on such an occasion. But let us look at the facts, apart from this promise, what- ever its scope may be. 1, Government will have two, and only two, State-Aided College* in Waits. 2, Out of six north Welsh Counties four, Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, aud Flint, will not hear of the Aberystwyth site; one, Montgomery- shire, is divid, d, and one only, Merioneth supports it. 3, The arbitrators decline to let it* case come before then. Conse- sequently, there can be no State-aided College at Aberystwyth, unless the arbitrators eitner report no town in North Wales to be a fit site, or go outside their reference, and report in favour of Aberystwyth or unless the Government, perhaps, acting on such an intimation from i-he arbitrators, or it may be over- ruling them, gives a decision in opposition to the wishes of about three fourths of North Wales on a purely North Welsh matter. I think, therefore, that the hopes which the friends of the Aberystwyth site base onLordC«rlin<?ford's speech are fallacious So thinking.it set-ms to me in the highest degree impolitic to lose time and epportunity for uniting our resources with those of the North Wttles organization. It that were agreed to, the new life ef the University College for North Wales might begin at Aberystwyth next term, and be carried on there until ade- quate buildings were completed on the selected site. Mean- while the change from ihe comparatively restricted scope of the present work of the College to its larger asefulness wou Id be effected with the very least friction add waste ef energy Further, more time would be given to mature arrangements, for (in Lord Carlingford's words) putting these flue buildings to some good educational use." I hazard the guess that the use Lord Carlingford had in mind was that the idea of which I think we owe to Mr Lewis Morris—a high school for girls. Y oa talk of the seeming malice of fortune, but I think if such a consummation were attained, the College, leaving Aber- ystwyth for its new home, might say in all soberness— Quo nos cumque feret melior fortuna, Ibimos o socii comitesque, Vil Besperandum. Yours very trulv, A. C. HPMMMrs-OwBN. July, 2nd, 1888. Saturday' was the last day for sending inlclaims for the site of the North Wales College. The central committee have received claims from Bala, Bangor, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Rhyl, Ruthin, Wrexham, and Welshpool. These claims have been referred to the arbitration of Lords Carlingford and Bramwell and Mr Mundella, whose decision is to be given before September.
"lampeterT LOCAL BO.ARD.-The monthly meeting was held on Saturday, with Mr J. Fowden in the ehair. It appeared that although the contract for construet- ing the new waterworks bad not been signed, the pipes had been laid down and fixed for a distance of balf-a-mile. The clerk was directed to request Mr Rogers, the contractor, to attend an adjourned meeting of the board on Monday to sign the con- trast. A committee was appointed to fix what addi- tional sues should be paid to Mr Rogers for the unexpected expense in connection witk tbe con. struction of the settling bank. DISGRACBPUI. DAMAGB.—On Sunday morning last it was discovered that the monument upon the grave of the late Rev Dr Llewellin, principal of St David's College, and vicar of this parish, had been considerably damaged by seme person during the pre- vious night. The ornamental top, weighing about SOlbs, bad been broken off, and it was feuud lying about twenty yards from the grave. The inscrip- tion had also been scratched with some hard sub- stance. It was quite evident that the whole was the work of some malicious person. Great and general indignation is felt in the town and neigh- bourhood, and every effort will be made to bring the offender to justice. The monument was erected several years age, and is protected by strong iron railings. It has been quite a oommon occurrence here of late to and graves completely robbed of all th* growing iowen and shrubs planted upon them. FUYURAL-OR Monday, the 25th ult., the faneral of Mrs Thomas, relict of the late Mr Evan Thomas, of Pont.aen, Cellan, near Lampeter, took place. The body was enclosed in a polished oak coffin, and interred by the side of bar late husband at Llan- wenog ehurchyard. The cortege started from the house at 11 o'clock, in tbe following order :—Mr Thomas Edmunds, draper, Lampeter, tbe under- taker the hearae, mourning coach, containing the chief mourners, the Rev D. W. Thomas, M.A., I vicar ot St Ann's, Bangor, Mrs Davies, and Dr Davies, Pontfaen, son, daughter, and grandson of the deceased carriages containing the following relatives and frieods, Mr and Mrs W. B. Price, Dole, Mr E. Evans, Myrtle Hill, Mr and Mrs D. Lloyd and E. Lloyd, Peterwell, Mrs Thomas Lloyd, Lampeter, Miss Morgan, Llanddewi, the R»v L. T. Rowlands ad Mrs Rowlands, Llanddewi Vicarage, The Rev J. Jones and. Miss Cook, Cellan Rectory, The Rev D. D. Evans and Mrs Evans. Pencarreg Vicarage, Mr J. Fowden, J.P., Bank Hall, Dr J. Rowlands, Garth, Mr and Mrs Davies, Tyneoed, Mrs and Miss Davies, Llanfairfawr, Mr and Mrs Davies, Velindre, the Rev R. Jenkins, rector of Bsttws, Mrs Lloyd, Dolgwm House, the Rev D. Jones, vicar of Lampeter, &c., Ac. As a mark of respect to the deceased and ber relatives, while the funeral was passing through the town of Lampeter the business bouses were closed and the window blinds of private houses were drawn down. The funeral service was read by the Rev H. Jones, curate-in-charge of Llanwenog. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths. "KEATING'S POWDER," so celebrated and perfectly unrivalled in destroying Boas, FLEAS, BEETLES, MOTHS, and all insects, whilst quite harmless to domestic animals, in furs everywhere in 6dand Is tins. It is clean in use All furs and woollens should be well powdered before putting away Beware of imitations. It is necessary, during hot weather, to avoid beve- rages likely to beat or stimulate the systenfT Cocoa, deprived ofthettuperauousoil, and guaranteed absolutely pare, is a most soothing, sustaining, and refreshing beverage. Be sure that you got Cadbury's Cocoa Bssence when you ask for it, as imitation* are often pushed by shopkeepers for the sake of extra profit. Makers by special appointment to the Queen. IMPORTANT TO LAUNDBBssBs.—K your tradesman does not sell Reckitt's Paris Blue, send a post card to the makers, 159, Queen Victoria-street, London, and they will send yea the aaaae of someone who sells it in your town.
THE WELSH IN LONDON. The Natienal Eisteddfod Association has just published edited by its honorary secretary, Mr T. Msrchant Wil iarna B.A., a record of the proceedings of the Eisteddfod of 1882 and the report of the association of the same year. ) he objects of the association, it may be mentioned, are the following 1. To raise a fund which shall enable it to offer prizes for com- petition, and in other ways to promote the ui-efulness of tbe elsteddtod.2, To secure the holding ofosly one national eis- teddfod in each year in North and South Wales alternately to select the place at which it shall be held, and flx the conditions to be attached to the Motion.—a. To assist in providing a suit- able pavilion; in selecting appropriate subjects for compe i- tion; in securine men of eminence to preside at the eisteddfod meetings, in preparing the eisteddfod programme, and uphold- ing the authority of the gorsedd.—4. To i ublish a valume of the eisteddfod transactions annually. In pursuance of the first mentioned object, the association offers prizes to the amount of S126 5s at the forthcoming Cardiff Eisteddfod. The volume contains a report of the annual meeting of tlu, association, a list of its presidents, vice-presidents, council, officers, and subscribers, together with a financial statement, a short resume of the proceedings of the Denbigh Ei -teddfod, and the text of the napers read by Dr Richardson, Mrs Dr Hoggin, Mrs Rhys, Mrs Chaplin Ayrton, Miss D. Lloyd Davies, Mr W. Cave Thomas, Dr Parry, and Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bhe., at the meetings of the Cymmrodorion section. On Friday night, at South-place, Fiasbury-square, Madame Edith Wynne, Miss Annie Williams, and others took part in a concert given in aid of the New Jewin chapel. In the July number of the Contemporary fttviire there are two short poems by Mr Lewis Morris, and an article against the Ilbert Bill, written by Mr L. P. Pugh, M.P., and entitled, "Idealistic Legislation in India." The committee of the Sir Hugh Owen Memorial Fund will hold a meeting shortly to consider the result of the appeal for subscriptions, and to decide upon futun action. The subscriptions collected by the London North Wales College having reached the sum of jEMO. which enables each local committee tO appoint a representative QII. the central committee of the college, Mr J. H. Puleston, M.P., has been unanimously chosen as the first London repre- sentative. The annual meeting of the London Welsh Charitable Aid Society has been held at the Westminster Palace Hotel. There were present Mr Richard Davies, M.P., in the chair Messrs W. Rathbone, 1\I.I" John Roberts, M.P; Owen Roberts, M.A.. Cloth workers' Company; Mr T. Marchant Williams, B.A. ;Mz K. P. Jones, barrister Mr H. Lloyd Hughes, honsec. the three Welsh City Missionaries, and others. Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Viscount Emlyn and Lord Penrhyn, and the chairman expressed Sir Robert Cnnlitte's regret at not being present. Mr Lloyd Hughes read the 10th annual report, which showed that about f40 had b. en applied to relieve de- serving cases during the past year, this amount nearly exhaust- ing the balance in hand and the subscriptions received during the same period. A general conversation ensued as to the society's work. It was resolved te call in the arrears of sub- scriptions,and the committee was authorised to subscribe .£10 to convalescent homes with the view of securing the benefits connected therewith for Welsh patients. The committee was te-efected with two or three additions. Owing to the state of his health, Mr Lloyd Hughes felt compelled to resign the honorary secretaryship, and the question of his successor waa referred to the general committee.
+ NEW LOCAL COMPANIES. SEVERN VALLEY AND POWYSLAKD FLANTTKL AND TWEED MILLS (Limited).—This is the conver- sion to a company of the business of Welsh flannel and tweed manufacturer carried on by Pryoe Jones, at the Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, Morit- gomery. It was registered on the 22nd ult., with capital of .£60,000, in .£5 shares. The total pur- chase consideration for the business aad property is £ 24,875, whereof .£5,000. is payable in folly paid shares. The subscribers are:—*Pryce Jones, New- town, North Wales, merchant, one share; J.Rock, 56, Friday-street, merchant, one E. Davies, Sea- fell, Montgomeryshire, one; *E. Pryce Jones, Llan- llwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, one Rev J. Wil- liams, The Rectory, Newtown, one J. C. Davies, Newtown, Welsh flannel manufacturer, one T. Meredith, Newtown, cashier, one. The number of directors is not to exceed seven qualification, sharea or steak to the nominal value of £ 100; the first are William Same Long, M.P., Major G. B. Meares, and the subscribers denoted by an asterisk; the company in general meeting will determine re* muneration.
LLANGOEDMORE. U.D SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The triennia election of members of the above-named school board took place on Friday week. There were six candidates for five seats—four being Noncon- formists and two Churchmen. The poll was opened at ten, and closed at five o'clock, the counting of the votes being doce at Llwyngrawys Farm, and the poll declared about eight o'clock, as follows;— Thomas Harris, J.P. (C.M.), 227; John Davies (B), 221 David Morgans (C.M.), 216; David Williams (1), 203 William Minister (Cb.), 166 David W. Herbert (vicar of Tremain), 114. The first iN were declared duly elected.
ABERDGVEY. COMMERCE.—Traiffc,particularly sea-traffic, see. to be on the increase in this port. On Monday evening thes.e. Thracian, Capt Fraser, from Riga, with sleepers, came into this port; also the barque Iant Nilsen, from Miramwhee. On Tuesday, the Ant, s.s., of Liverpool, from Liverpool, with a load of corn. The Thracian is the largest steamer that has ever been to this port. On Tuesday evening an excellent temperance lecture was given in the Market Hall,by Mr Toaslins, of Hull, brother to Mr Towlins, the respected owner of the oorn mill, of this plane. Rev R. E. Morris, B.A., presided. After tha opening devotional exercises were over the chairman briefly introduced Mr Tomlins to the audience. The lecture, which was listened to with great and interested attention throughout, was a valuable addition to the advocacy of the gospel temperance cause in this place. The Rev R. Hopwood proposed, and Mr Clegg seconded a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was unanimously and freely accorded by the mesting.—On Tuesday night next another publie meeting (the third of a series) will be held at the same place, presided over by Mr J. Hughes Jones; when the cause of Gospel Temperance will, it it expected, be advocated by the Rev William Evans (Wesleyan), Towyn, and the Rev J. MaxweU (Church of England), Aberdovey. -TØE CHURCH.—The anniversary was held the evening of the 28th, and the 29th ult, the last being St Peter's Day. At 7 p.m., on Thursday, the Rer E. T. Davies, B.A., the vicar, read the gospel, and the Rev J. Williams, vicar of Llangeler, preached. At 8.30 a.m., Friday, the Rev E. T. Davies, and the Rejjr W. Maxwell administered the holy communion to a fair congregation. At 11 a.m.,the Rev E. T. Davies read the first portion and the Rev W. Maxwell the last portion of the morning prayer, and the Rev Canon Griffith, B.D.,MachynUeth, preached. 3.30 p.m., the Rev D. Richards, B A., Criocieth, read the litany, and the Rev J. Stephen Davya, B.A., St John's, Swansea, delivered a very able sermon in English. At 7 p.m., the Rev J. W, Roberts, curate of Towyn, read the gospel, and the Revs J. S. Davys, B.A., and J Williams, Llangeler, proaohed to a crowded congregation. The churoh was unpleasantly flill, yet all seemed to enjoy the rich dainties of the gospel laid before them by these able ministers. Canon Griffiths is a household name among ebufobmen-a word of praise weald be superfluous-sufficient to say that he preached The singing throughout was very good, under the leadership of Mr Thomas, the headmaster of the National school. Two anthems were song—one in English and the other in Welsh—in very good taste. Great praise is due to Mr Thomas for his labour with the singing. Mr Rowland Davies Machynlleth, presided at the harmonium. Among the clergy present were the Rev T. Lewis, B.D., Towyn, D. Lewis, Llaneynfelin, C. J. Winser, M.A., High Leigh, T. F. Nathan, Builth-read,and C. Price, I Pennal. As it has been stated before the present vicar means to work. These meetings, we learn, are antecedents of ethon aIiU to follow.