E, P. WYNNE, FAMILY AND DISPENSING CHEMIST, PIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. E. Y. REES, WORKING LAPIDARY, GOLD AND SILVERSMITH, 2, KING STREET, ABERYSTWYTH (NEAR THE COLLEGE). All Repairs done on the shortest notice. A fine assortment of Jewellery in all the latest styles.
JOHN P. THOMAS, M.P.S., PHARMACEUTICAL AND DISPENSING CHEMIST, (BY EXAMINATION.) 5, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH.
THE BANQUET TO THE OFFICERS OF THE A.M.C. To the Editor of the Aberystwyth Observer. Sir,-I think the town did quite right in giving the delegates to the A.M.C., who hold their meetings here last week, a hearty and generous reception, and everybody must acknowledge that we aid so but it is possible to carry things too far, a id the straw breaks the camel's back. I see that there was a grand banq aet given to the official delegates at 'he Queen's Hotel, and I have been making inquires as to who is to pay for this "feast of good things"- veal cutlets, champagne, &c., &c., I presume, and I have been informec that it was a "Corporation" affair, which, in other words, means that the ratepayers are to pay the piper. Now, Mr Editor, I would not so object paying my quota to suppfy the strangers with a good "bust out," but I certainly do and will object to assist in feeding people whom I detest, and whose names are nauseous to a man's pclicital taste and smell. If the Mayor and Corporation want to do the handsome thing, let them o it at their own expense. Ratepayers, I tell you plainly that the payment out of the rates for this banquet is an illegal one, and if you are going to be imposed upon in this fash- ion, all I can say is that you deserve this and more. We are als) called upon, at the least so I hear, to pay XGO to the person who was supposed to decorate the town, and how much in wages to the Corporation men it is impossible to say. I expect that those who subscribed to the A.M.C. funds did not think they would be called to pay second time in rates for banquets and bunting. Just a word in conclusion, where were the police on the night of the banquet ? If they were doing their duty they would have a pretty tale to tell at the next police court. Some people talk largely about drunkenness, but their mouths should be closed for ever. "Helpless" is the only true definition of the condition of one or two. We need mention no names; but let them under- stand that they are known, and that this thing could not very well be done in a corner. "Oh, ye hvprocrites But the public will not pay the piper this time. Don't think it, my friends. Yours, &c., June 1st, 1835. A RATEPAYER.
I MARINE TERRACE. 6, Mrs Watkins — Captain and Mrs Passinsham, family and servants, Bala Mr Phillips, Llangollen lIr Jenkins, Liverpool 7, Misses Jones- Mr aud Mrs Williams, Beulah, Builth Miss Williams— Dr. Foster, Llaadadno Captain Bonsall and family, Galltilan, Machynlleth 10, Mrs J anes- Mr and Mrs Warbrick, Leyland, Lancas. Mr and Mrs Butcher, Preston, Lancas. Mr and Mrs G. Evans, Mr G. Evans, jun., South Bank, Middlemen Mrs and Miss Sclioueld, Miss B. Webster, Harro- gate Dr J. A. Jones, Llanelly Mr R. Martin, Swansea Miss, and Miss R. E. Perks, Newton Villa, Bcrton. on-Trent 15, Cambridge Honse, Miss Evans— Mr and Mrs C. C. Smith, Wolverhampton Aliss H. Mrs Allen and Misses Eloooks, Shrewsbury 17, Mrs Jones— Mr Richard, family, governess & maid, Welshpool 18, Miss Ott en- Mrs Owen, family and nurse, Lampeter Mrs E. M. Bowden, Miss Bowden, Rochford Rectory 24, Mr Kenrick- Mr and Mrs L. Pereival and family, Birmingham Mr Blair, Tonbridgo 29, Mr "Evans—• Hev S. T. and Mrs Sproston, Wolverhampton Mrs E. F. Lewis, baby and nurse, Narberth Mrs Forrest and children, Miss Hyslop and nurse, Fenn Bank, Kenilworth Mrs Oldham, Meatbcote, RngjbyRoad, Leamington Mra Cassera, Ladies' Hill, Ivennilsvorth 30, Miss Rowlands— Mr, Mrs and Miss Mason, Siiifnal 33, Gloucester House— Mrs and Miss F. C. Whiiwell, Shrewsbury 34, Windsor House, Mrs Roderick— Mrs Pugh, family and narse3 Mrs and Miss Franklin, Shrewsbury 35, Bryri-y-tnor House, Mrs M. C. Nelson— Mr and Mrs J. Lowo, Birmingham Mr and Mrs E. W. Smith, Miss Smith, Handsworth Mrs Lea and party, Oldham 36, Morebnd House, Mrs P. Edwards— Mr and Mrs UcKenzie, narse and family Colonel and Mrs McKenzie, London Mrs and Miss Williams and family, Birmingham Mrs and Mi*s Jones and family, Loudon 33, Mrs Biddnlph— Mr & Mrs Sianey-Eyton and party, Walford Hall, Shropshire. 39,- Mrs and Miss Woodhouse, Leominster, Hereford- shire Master Lewis Prica, Warrington Hall, Shropshire 42, Mr P. Jones— Captain Green, Enrse and baby. Tregaron 43, Picfoii House, Miss Osmotherley— Mrs Davies, Por.poinpren Mr and Mrs Fritb, Stafford Mrs Bneeh and Miss Hughes, Longton 41, Miss E. P. Jones— Mrs Evans and family, Lovesgrove, near Aberyst- wyth 4S, Marlborough House, Mrs B. Bnrton- Major and Mrs Corbett Winder and family, g-ovprneas and servants, Vaynor Park, Bsrriew, Mordgomerysbire 49. Mrs D. Lcwis- Miss Preen, Ross, Herefordshire .50. Stanley House, Mrs Watkins— I Mrs and Miss May Richards, London Mr Richards, Carmarthen 53, Miss Mr and Mrs Uoansell, Bournemouth Mrs Jayne, Lainpetsr Mr, Master and Miss Parker, Carmarthen 61, Mrs Hogg- Mr J. Wolssley Jones, Miss Jones, Aylestone Hil], Hereford Mr and Mrs Taylor, Shrewsbury €2, Mrs Dayies— Mrs Craig, Ludlow, Salop Mr, Mi-s Fry and children, Manchester 6:3, St David's House. Mrs Jones— Dr, Mrs Scholle and baby, France Mr, Mrs, and Misses Nichols, London 65, Clifton House, Mrs J. A. Powell— Mr, Mrs, M iss, & Mr J. Edwards, Newport, Salop Mrs Dr. Jones, Miss Jones, Llanfyllin Miss Ransome, Derby VICTORIA TERRACE. Evelyn House, Mrs Jones- Mrs Waters, Brook Lodge, Woodlands Park, AI- triucham, Cheshire Miss Ethel Waters, Miss Lees, Miss Whittaker 3, Ocean View House, Mrs Kensit Jones— Mrs and Miss Cottrell, Broadfields, Erdington Mr and Mrs Grimes, Birmingham Mr and Mrs Dunn, Birmingham 4, Snowdon House, Mr EvaDs- Mr and Mrs E. Richards, baby and nurse, Walsall Miss and Miss F. Sankey, Wolverhampton 5, Plyiilimon Hoase, Mrs Pierce- Mr and Mrs Dawbarn, family and nurse, Liverpool Miss Burgess, Warrington Alderman Thomas Hitchmough, Mr Thomas Inglefield, T. C., and Mr Thomas Dexter, Bir- kenhead Mr Thomas Bennett, Mrs Bennett and child Kidderminster 6, Trafalgar House, Mrs Felix- Mrs Buckley, butler and maid, Gianafryn, Mon. 7, Brighten House, Miss Lewis- Mrs Joseph White, Miss White, and Miss J. H. G. White, Nottingham Mr and Mrs Grose, Barton-an-Trent BHYNYMOR TERRACE. 5, Mr J. D. El!is— Mrs Arnold, Mrs Powell, Hereford Mr and Mrs Banton, London QUEEN'S ROAD. 35, Hardwicke House, Miss Ni.;holls- Mr Jos. Fairless Misses K., L. E., and M. E. Fairless, Kensingten, London NEW STREET. 9, Mrs Jones— Mr and Mrs Dyson, Herley. Sheffield RAILWAY TERRACE. v 5, Mrs Dodd— Mr and Mrs Humphreys, Birmingham
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Att. Dry. Wet May Bar. Ther. Bulb.Bulb Max. Min.Rain.Wind, in. deg. deg. deg. deg. deg. in. 27 29"930 55'5 56 53 56'5 48.5 '02 S. .28 29"816 56'5 5G 54 62'5 51 -01 S. 29 29'842 56'5 53 50 65 52 -04 S.S.W. 30 30-044 56-5 53 49.5 58 49*5 "02 W.S.W. :31 30-170 56 5 52 49 55 5P5 — W. 1 30-344 57 54 52 56-5 49-5 W.S.W. 2 80'334 56 59 55 61 43'5 S.E. D. REES DAVIES, M.B., Medical Officer of Health.
LOCAL COMMISSIONS. 'The London Gazette of Friday contains the follow- ing :-Commissions signed by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Cardigan :-The Hon Arthur Henry <3eorge Vaughan (commonly called Lord Vaughan) to be deputy-lieutenant MrGeorge Williams Parry to be deputy-lieutenant; MrThomas JamesWadding- ham to be deputy-lieu tenant; and Mr John Car- bury rugh Vaughan Pryse to be deputy lieutenant.
ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL. [ A meeting of the council was held at the Town J Hall on Tuesday morning. Present—Mr John James (mayor), Aldermen Philip Williams, David Roberts, Peter Jones, Councillors Isaac Morgan, E. J. Jones, D. C. Roberts, George Green, C. M. Williams, W.H Palmer, Richard James, D. P. Richards Messrs A. J. Hughes, town clerk; R. G. Smith, deputy corpor- ation solicitor H. L. Evans, borough accountant: and Rees Jones, borough surveyor. BILLS AND SALARIES. The bills and salaries due from the corporation were ordered to be paid. Among them was a bill for printing of the leases and the cost of parchment due to Mr Gibson, amounting to upwards of < £ 40. Mr Isaac Morgan asked how it was that the print- ing was not done by contract, as he understood that it was usual for all work above a certain sum to be contracted for. Alderman Peter Jones said that this matter was left to Mr Griffith Jones, and tenders were invited, when the whole thing was delegated to the finance committee. Mr Smith corresponded with several firms, and certain specimens were sent in, when it was found that Mr Gibson's was the cheapest. The rules and regulations had been complied with, and the whole thing was transferred to the committee. The Mayor said that £ 30 10s was for the parch- ment, and Mr Gibson supplied it cheaper than Mr Griffith Jones could get it. alia ion Alderman Williams said that the explanation would entirely remove any misapprehension as to the price. PAYMENT OF INTEREST. Alderman Williams proposed, and Mr Richard James seconded, the payment of half-year's interest due on £ 10,400.—Carried. A NEW PRESS. The Town Clerk was authorised, on the motion of Mr Peter Jones, seconded by Alderman Williams, to purchase a new press for the purpose of affixing the common seal of the corporation to documents in lieu of the present arrangement. SCHOOL BOARD PRECEPT. Mr Peter Jones proposed, and Mr Richard James seconded, that a precept be granted directing the churchwardens and overseers to raise the sum of .£270 in obedience to a precept from the School Board made on the 10th April, being the amount re- quired by the said School Board up to the 29th Sep- tember next. FINANCE. The collector's monthly statement was as follows -May 4, arrears of general district rate, X535 4s. lOd banked to date, 1235 19s. 2d arrears June 1st, £499 5s. 2. Arrears of water rate, May 4th, X379 lls. lid banked to date, X15 13s. 2d arrears June 1st, £383 18s. 9d. I The borough accountant presented the following abstract of accounts :—On the creditor side-Borough fund account, < £ 869 14s 5d; court fees, £ 64 2s 9d; water works loan, < £ 145 lls 7d district rate fund, = £ 938 16s 9d; total £ 2018 5s 6d. Dr. side-Harbour fund account, £:)006 4s 1 waterworks fund, £ 1,535 9S 5d; public library account, X-9 4s lid; balance due at the London and Provincial bank, £ 2,53212s lid; total, £tj,,550 18s 5d.' RATES. The borough accountant presented the following estimate of rates for the half-year ended 29th Sep- tember, 1885:—Receipts—Water Rate—Retrospec- tively, arrears of water rates on the 25th March, 1885, £ 464 19s 6d arrears of water rate by meter, -830; prospectively-water by the meter £ 70; rent of fields on flats, £ 19 10s ditto from Mr John Jenkins, £ 139 retransfer from district rate fund, £930; a rate at Is in a £ will provide, £900; total, £ 2,553 9s 6d. Expenditure—Balance due at the bank on the 25th March, 1835, XS41 Is 8d; bills due to tradesmen, £ 50 prospectively-salaries, £58; in- terest on loans, £ 579 13s 4d repayment of principal, £ 323 5s 5d mains and service pipes, £ 30; rents, £ 12 10s sinking fund, £ 159 tradesmen and inci- dental expenses, £ 70 bank interest and commission, £ 30 arrears on the 29th September, £ 400 total, £ 2.553 10 5d. District Rate.—Receipts—Retrospec- tively Balance at the London and Provincial bank on March 25th, £ 875 9s 2d arrears of district rates, XP)43 14s 5d sums' due in respect of manure, £15; private drains, £140. Prospectively-H M. Pay- master General, £ 60 the county of Cardigan, £ 14 meat market, £ 17 10s a rate of 2s in the X, £ 1,800 total, £ 3,439 13 7d. Expenditure Retrospectively Sundry bills due to tradesmen, £ 1,200. Prospec- tively—salaries of officials, X200 interest on loans, £27@; highways, £ 290 scavenging, 1'130 public lighting, £160 paving and drainage, £ 100 meat market, £25; tradesmen, £ 150 incidental expenses, £ 160, sinking fund, £16.); re transfer of water- works fund, £ 930 arrears on the 29th September, 1885, £ 400 covering outlet of sewer, proportion, £ 150 total, £ 3,130'; total, £ 3,250. The Mayor explained that about X900 would be required from the district rate to assist the water works loan account, and it was thought better to make a 2s rate in the summer in the hope that a Is would do in the winter. The Borough Accountant said they had a balance in the general district account of about £ 1,000. Mr Peter Jones proposed, and Alderman Williams seconded, the adoption of the estimates.—Carried. LEASE. Mr George Green proposed, and Mr D. C. Roberts seconded, that the Mayor be authorised to affix the common seal to a lease granted to Mr Richard James of the premises known as 52, Marine-terrace, for 75 years, commencing 12th November, 1884, at the annual rate of £ 12 19s. Mr Isaac Morgan asked to be allowed to make a few remarks not only with respect to this house, but as to their future conduct. He understood that this matter was before the council a few weeks ago, when the house was rated at £ 60. That was rescinded, and the amount fixed at £ 50. Whatever they granted this house at, and he did not mean to say it was worth more than £ 50, it should be clearly understood that all the houses in that district and neighbour- hood must be granted on the same terms. He had taken notice of these houses from 47 downwards, and he did not see any difference between them. The only difference that he could find was that some of the houses had wings at the back, which that house did not possess. The question for the future was that every lease granted for 75 years ought to be discussed by the whole council, and not in committee, and then every one would have an opportunity of discussing it. There was no doubt that it had been mentioned at the com- mittee that this house was reduced from £ 60 to .£50 at the assessment committee; but he did not think that should be a guide to the council. He was on the assessment committee last year, and he was also a member this year, but he did not hesitate to say that some houses were rated far too high and some were too low, but they were not bound to be guided by the assessment or any other committee. The council was composed of fifteen members, and they were cap- able of giving an opinion. He was not going to com- pare 52 with any other house, but the majority of the houses from Miss James's to Major Lewis's were the same. He had been surprised to hear that the rental of Mr Burton's house was £ 48, but he now found that he was paying £ 85 to Mr Wall, of Welshpool. He considered that to be an exorbitant rent, and more than it was worth; but the question was whether they did right to reduce Mr James's house from £ 60 to £ 50, because although it had no wing at the back, there was a large piece of garden whereon he could build a cottage or a wing. If this reduction was to be made all round it would make a great difference to the ratepayers, he did not mean on that house alone. He was not opposed to the granting of leases, and he wished them to be extended, as he believed it would be for the benefit of the ratepayers but if they re- duced 48, the Terrace, say down to £60, and 47 down to £ 55, and so on, it would make a difference to the rates to an immense amount during the year- He urged that they should not be guided by the assess- ment, but should act fairly to all. He did not bring this case on with any bad intention, but it had been quoted to him and thrown into his face, and he asked them to do right and proper by all means. 11 p Mr Palmer was about to speak, when The Mayor said the motion had been proposed and seconded, and he did not think it required discus- sion. Alderman Peter Jones and Mr D. C. Roberts thought the discussion should be allowed to pro- ceed. Mr Palmer said that he was at the meeting when it was discussed as to the reduction of this house, and they took it into consideration in connection with the houses adjoining-50 and 51. When they found that some were assessed at X50 and some at x 5.51and others at .£60, they thought it better to put them all down at the same price. Miss James was rated at £55, because she had not appealed. Mr Isaac Morgan She had appealed. Mr D. C. Roberts Order, order. Mr Morgan :—I am in order when I am correcting Mr Palmer. I appeal to the Mayor to say if Miss James had appealed, if he will tell the truth. The Mayor Yes, she had appealed. Mr D. C. Roberts proposed that Mr Morgan and Mr Palmer should go outside and settle the question (laughter).. Mr Palmer said he was speaking about six months ago. Mr Morgan: And I am speaking about five or six months ago. Mr Palmer said he considered they had arrived at a right conclusion. Aid. Peter Jones said that Mr Morgan's remarks partook more of a censure, and as the assessment committee was appointed by the Board of Guardians the committee was answerable to the board mor A than to the council. Mr Morgan said he considered that 52 should be placed in the same position as the other houses. That was perfectly right, and if he would refer to the applications from these persons he would find that 50 and 51 were calculated at £ 50 per annum, after a discussion at a committee when Mr Morgan was present, and therefore it appeared I to him that Mr Morgan must have a defective mem- ory at any rate. It was also unanimously agreed to pass it at the council meeting. He thought it was j somewhat strange on the part of a member of a com- mittee to sit in judgment on a matter passed when he was present. As to the instances given of the other houses, the committee visited them, with the late mayor, Mr John Jones, to value the whole of them. The Mayor From 49 to 53. Mr Peter Jones, continuing, said it was then agreed that the amount of valuation fixed was fair and reasonable, and they came to the conclusion, after going into the matter, to make the recommendation accordingly. It was but fair and reasonable that Mr James should be placed in the same position as the other houses, and that was the reason why at the last meeting of the council this matter was brought for- ward. As to the other part of Mr Morgan's remarks, these things must of necessity come before the coun- cil; the recommendations of the committee came be- fore the council, and it was for them to oppose or reject them. No amendment had been brought forward, although notice of this motion had been placed on the agenda paper. When Mr Riddell purchased this house, he offered to let it to Mr Richard James for £ 50 a year, so that he considered that to be its letting value. Mr George Green said he moved the resolution, and he then thought that everything was settled. As they were all aware he had been absent from home for some time, and he thought the whole matter had been discussed and arranged. One thing Mr Morgan had stated which they must accept as correct, that this was a precedent, and if this is passed all the others must be on the same basis. The Mayor All the others have been passed. Mr Isaac Morgan No, not 53. The Mayor From 49 to 52. Mr Isaac Morgan 53 was fixed at a valuation of £65. Alderman Peter Jones said they understood the terms recommended in connection with these houses appeared to be of the value of £50. Mr Isaac Morgan That very finance committee fixed it at £65. Alderman Peter Jones said Miss James's house was valued at 12(35, because she has extra accomoda- tion consisting of a large wing with five or six bed- rooms. The other houses were estimated lower than Miss James's, and after visiting them that was the conclusion the committee came to. If they would refer to the minute they would find what he said quite correct. The Mayor Mr Morgan has expressed himself satisfied if all are placed on the same valuation. Mr Morgan You will find that wings have been built to the other houses. I speak now of the 2nd June, 1885. Alderman Peter Jones said that Mr Morgan ap- peared to change his ground, and he did not know that he ought to answer him. Mr Morgan I know it is no good. You in a majority, and I know we can be shut up at once (laughter). Mr Peter Jones thought that was a very uncalled for remark upon the part of Mr Morgan. They were actuated with motives possibly as good as Mr Mor- gan none of them had entrenched upon corporation property, and had no desire in that direction. All that they asked was that if a person happened to be a member of the council he should be treated the same as every other ratepayer. Mr Morgan The same terms. Mr Peter Jones: We are acting identically to- wards Mr James as we have acted towards Captain Watkins and Mr Richards. Mr Morgan There are wings built to these houses now there is a great deal of difference in the houses now. Mr Peter Jones There are no wings. Mr Morgan There is room for it (''ah, oh"). Mr D. C. Roberts Mr Watkins' had been built. Mr Morgan The house adjoining, I said. Mr D. C. Roberts I did not understand you to say so. Mr Morgan Do you understand me now ? I am willing to grant them on the same terms. Mr C. M. Williams said he thought Mr Morgan had been told on one or two occasions that it was a pity that he did not attend the committees, at which the business was thoroughly discussed. He felt sure they were all actuated by as pure a motive as Mr Morgan. He attended the council meetings, and tried to make it appear as though they were acting unfair and unjust; but if he wanted to understand the business thoroughly he ought to attend the com- mittees. He came there and wished to make it ap- pear as though he was the only one who had the inter- est of the ratepayers at heart. He could say un- pleasant things— Mr Morgan I can answer you. Mr Palmer rose to a point of order by the rules no member was allowed to speak more than once. Mr C. M, Williams said that Mr Morgan came there bothering about nothing. Everything came before the council, and every member took a part in the in- vestigation of every question. They were there, not in their own interests, although possibly some might be, but the majority were there in the interests of the ratepayers of the town generally. He (Mr Williams) had not the slightest personal interest; but some members had their own interests, and they set that before the interest of the ratepayers. There were some members of the finance committee of whom he would have to say some things- Mr Morgan Now, please. Mr Williams You are as unruly here as else- where, and I have as much right as you—— Mr Morgan: You have tried it at the Board of Guardians. Mr Williams I have spoken there and I will speak again, and you nor anybody else is going to put me down. The Mayor interposed. Mr Morgan He must not make allusions let him speak out. Mr Williams Are you wearing the cap ? Mr Morgan You mentioned about me. Mr Williams: No, I did not. I appeal to Mi- Mayor whether I mentioned him more than Alderman Watkins, Mr E. J. Jones, or Alderman Williams. I hope Mr Morgan will not go on in this way again, and insinuate that we wish to prevent discussion. This comes with very bad grace from Mr Morgan. Mr Morgan I have a good reason why I do not at- tend the committees. You hold them too late (laugh- ter). Mr D. C. Roberts Stand up. Mr Morgan No, I shall not. I have a bad leg (laughter), but to oblige you, Mr Roberts, I will try (laughter). Mr Peter Jones A sprained ankle (laughter). Mr Morgan Yes, a sprained ankle perhaps you were not aware of that (laughter). Mr C. M. Williams You have made it known. Mr Morgan Yes, I have. Some things are denied on oath and others contradict them. I go home early, but if you get your committees held earlier I will at- tend. I am not the same as some members who are out till between 12 and one on the Terrace (laughter). I know members of the council who are out till be- tween twelve and one in the morning. Cries of Name, name." A Member I am glad Mr Morgan has turned over a new leaf. Mr Morgan Police-constables can prove it. The Mayor said he did not think that he had tried to stifle discussion. He then put the motion to the meeting, which was carried without a dissentient. PENGLAIS CULVERT. Mr C. M. Williams called attention to this culvert, and thought the matter should not be allowed to drop until something had been done, as the people were looking to the council to have the work completed. I The matter was referred to the Town Clerk. DAIRIES AND SHEDS. Alderman Peter Jones moved the adoption of the regulations for prescribing and regulating the cleans- ing of dairies and cowsheds in the occupations of per- sons following the trade of cowkeeper or dairyman, and the cleansing of milk stores, &c., as recommended by the bye-laws committee. Carried.
TIDE TABLE. Morn. After. H1!1 H1!1 Saturday, June 6 1 1 1 15 Sunday 7 1 30 2 0 Monday, 8 2 32 3 9 Tuesday 9 3 44 4 17 I Wednesday 10 4 47 5 17 I Thursday 11 5 46 6 14 Friday 12. 642 6 19
Mr John Puleston Jones, late of Bala C.M. College, now of Balliol College, Oxford, has won the Gold- smith scholarship in the Oxford University, the value of which is X50 a year. The command of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which falls vacant by the retirement of Colonel Luke O'Connor, V.C., will be bestowed on Colonel J. Williamson, who has served with distinction in the Crimea and India. Colonel O'Connor is one of the few commanding officers who have risen from the ranks.
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SOUTH WALES WESLEYAN DISTRICT. MEETINGS AT MACHYNLLETH. The South Wales District meeting has been held during the past week at Machynlleth, the Rev D. Young (the chairman of the district) presiding. Dr Rigg and the Rev Richard Roberts were the confer- ence deputation the Revs Samuel Davies (Bangor), and Robert Jones, of Chester, represented the North Wales district and the Rev H. H. Vowles, of Pem- broke, the Swansea district. Two ministers had died during the year, the Revs John Herbert, of Tredegar, and David Evans, of Swansea. Reference was also made by the chairman to the death of the Rev Lewis Williams, who had travelled in the district for many years, but who had spent the last few years at New- port, where he died during the past year. There was one candidate for the ministry, who was examined by Dr Rigg, and unanimously recommended to the ensu- ing conference. The majority of circuits showed an increase in membership. The Swansea, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, and Llanidloes circuits showed a de- crease, caused chiefly in the three last-named cir- cuits by the stoppage of the lead mines. There was an unusually large number of represen- tatives present on the second day. The chapel re- port was one of the most satisfactory presented for many years. Two new chapels had been opened during the year, at Swansea, and Llandebie. Appli- cations were made to build new chapels at Ynysowen, Ynyshir, Clydach Vale, and Llandinam. The report of the loan fund was considered on the whole satis- factory. Loans had been advanced on condition that the whole debt be paid off to the following chapel trusts :—Machynlleth, Ebbw Vale, Ferndale, Ponty- cymer, Pembrey, and Swansea loans were also promised to Nantyglo, Llanelly, Bontgoch, and Llanidloes chapels. The district chapel committee submitted a scheme, which was unanimously adopted, to pay off the whole of the chapel debt in the district submitted a scheme, which was unanimously adopted, to pay off the whole of the chapel debt in the district during the next ten ye trs. There has been a very substantial decrease in the chapel debt during the past year. It was agreed that the Brecon Welsh be amalgam- ated with the Breeon English Circuit; that a new circuit be formed with Llanelly as the head. Fern- dale asked for an additional minister. Aberdare takes a second married instead of a single minister. The reports of the Pontycymer and other home mis- sion stations were highly satisfactory. The Rev D. Young was elected by the united vote of the minis- ters and laymen the district representative to the stationing committee at the approaching conference. -The Rev J. Griffiths, the financial secretary, and the Rev Henry Pritchard, with the chairman, will represent the district at the representative confer- ence. The laymen elected were :—Mr Lewis Davis, Ferndale; Mr Lewis Williams, Machynlleth, and Mr H. L. Evans, Aberystwyth. The Rev D. Young and Mr E. Rees, Machynlleth, are to attend the home mission as a committee, and the chairman and Mr Thomas Williams, Sirhowy, the education committee. -The report of the Worn-out Ministers' Fund was very satisfactory, there being a small surplus.—It was decided to hold the financial district meeting at Trefeglwys, and the next May district meeting at Cardiff. The public services, although unusually numerous, were also unusually attractive. The following ministerial changes were recom- mended to the ensuing conference :—Ferndale, D. Young, one asked; Cardiff, Henry El wyn Thomas; Mountain Ash, Peter Roberts Penygraig, Thomas Phillips Llanelly, Thomas Jones Llanidloes, Lewis Thomas; Tre'rddol, J. E. Roberts; St. David's, Jacob Pritchard. All the others as at present.— This district meeting is generally said to be one of the best ever held in the district.
SHOCKING DEATH AT CWMSYMLOG. An inqnest was held by Dr Evan Rowland, coroner, at the office of the East Darren Mine, in the parish of Llanbadarn-fawr, on Wednesday afternoon, on the body of Richard Lewis Hughes, who was killed by a tram at the mine on the previous Monday. The jury were—Messrs Lewis Pearce, David Mor- gans, Edward Evans, Thomas Evans, Richard Thomas, William Garland, James Davies, David R. Pearce, William Morgan, David Thomas, William Joseph, and John Pierce. After having viewed the body, the following evidence was given. Edward Thomas, sworn, said I live at Gwarhos, and am twelve years of age. I remember playing with the tram in company of deceased on Monday night last, about half-past nine. We took the tram to Pond Fach for the purpose of bringing back some stones. After we got to Waste Deep we loaded the tram with stones, and after finishing we pushed it back. The deceased jumped up and went in the tram, and the next thing I observed was to see the tram jerking. I then ran on to the front, and saw deceased under the tram bleeding. I think he was dead. I was with him all the time. I called my father and Evan Evans. We went of our own accord to fetch stones. Evan Evans, sworn, said I live at Cwmsymlog, and remember on Monday night seeing the deceased Richard Lewis, in company of other boys, playing with the tram on the line. I told them to desist. They took it towards the place we had the stuff from. Soon afterwards I was called by Edward Thomas, one of the boys with deceased, who said that he was under the tram. I then went up and saw Isaac Thomas and his wife taking deceased from under the tram. I think he was then dead. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." We understand that the wkeel of the waggon passed over the head of the poor lad, nearly scalping him, and that both legs and one arm were fractured.
LLANARTH. TEA MEETING AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday, May 29th, the scholars attending the Sunday schools in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists of Llanarth and Ffosyffin, were treated to a substantial tea, &c., in commemoration of the centenary of the Sunday school in Wales. Iu the evening an enter- tainment was held at the Llanarth Methodist chapel, when addresses were delivered by the Rev L. Rhystyd Davies, minister, Mr E. Owen, Ffosyffin, and others, on the Sunday school." Several tunes, which were to be sung at the united schools' meeting at New Quay on the following Tuesday, were rendered by the children, and also a tune called Y Nefoedd," which appeared in Trysorfa y Plant, the words having been written by the Rev Rhystyd Davies (the conductor), and the music composed by Mr Lewis J. Roberts, A.C., Aberayron. The programme was gone through to the entire satisfaction of the audience. The Marquis of Abergavenny is (it is alleged), with the Prince of Wale's sanction, working hard among the Conservative peers in favour of the deceased Wife's Sister Bill. His inflnence as the pursebear- er of the party at the general election is naturally very great.
SUDDEN DEATH AT JBQRTH. On inquest was held at Adelaide-place, Borth, on Wednesday last, before Mr W. H. Jones, deputy coroner, touching the death of Mr David Davies, a Wesleyan local preacher, who was found dead in the parlour on that morning. The following were the jurymen :—Messrs William Jones (foreman), Wm. Roberts, John Jones, John Jones, John Lewis, Thos. Davies, Abraham Jones, David Hughes, W. H. Ody, William Hnghes, Hugh Jones, and David Hughes. After the jury had viewed the body, the following evidence was given :— Hugh Rees, Beach Grove, in the village of Borth, muster mariner, said The deceased was in my house last night about half-past eight, and he par- took of some supper. I did not notice anything in his appearance or ia his talk different to usual. He left about nine o'clock, and I asked him why he went away so soon he said he had to go and study. He kept a Band of Hope meeting at the Wesleyan chapel that night. He stayed at Alelaide-place. By the jury He had a cup of tea and some pickles. I also took some tea and pickles for supper. P.C. David Phillips, sworn, said I am stationed at Borth. About eight, o'clock this morning (the 3rd inst.) I was called into this house, as I ha.d been in- formed that the deceased had died suddenly. I went into the frontpa.dour.of Adelaide-place, and there saw the deceased lying on his back, the head towards the window and the feet towards the door. He had his hands in one another, and he was clutching one hand. I took hold of his hands and found they were quite cold and stiff, the face was swollen, and the point of the tongue between the teeth. He appeared to have died in a fit. His hat was on a chair close by. In my opinion he must have been dead several hours. Mary Seymour said I live next door but one to Eliza Hughes, who is my sister. About half.past seven this morning Elizabeth Hughes called me, and asked me to come and see the deceased,as she thought he was in a fit. I went into the front parlour, and saw deceased. He was lying on his face ou the floor; the arm chair had not fallen. His arms were crossed under him. The first thing I did was to see if life was extinct. I found he was dead, and I turned the body on its back to see if there was any breath in him. I knew he had a fit since he (deceased) had been with my sister. Eliza Hughes, sworn, said I am a widow, and live at Adelaide-place, in the village of Borth. The de- ceased lodged with me. He came first to lodge with me on the 9th of October last. He remained on the 2nd June instant in his room-the front parlour-all day, studying at his books. After tea, sometime after six o'clock in the evening, he went out to go to the Band of Hope meeting. When he went out he said that I was cleaning the carpets tremendously. After this, near ten o'clock, I saw him next. When he came in I asked him if he had had supper, when he replied that he had. I had put the lamp on the table ready for him. I used to go to bed at ten; he used generally to come after me. He slept in the front room, on the first floor. This morning, when I got up about half-past seven, I went to the kitchen, and I lighted the fire. I saw the candlestick and slippers of the deceased where I put them the nignt before. I then opened the door and went into the front par- lour, and shouted "Mrs Davies." The lamp had gone out. I saw deceased lying on the floor on his face, with his hands under him. I believe from the corpse that he must have fallen from his chair. I went outside and told the neighbours that there was something the matter with the deceased, and a Mr Isaac Lloyd went for P.C. Phillips (35), who came in afterwards. I had heard the deceased was subject to fits. I had seen him in a fit about six weeks ago he was then on the kitchen floor, and he was insen- sible from ten to half-past twelve at night-before ha came to himself. He very often complained that he was not at all well. By the jury: I used to see drops of blood at times on his pillow, as if they came from his nose or mouth. The jary returned a verdict that "the deceased David Davies was found dead in the front parlour of Adelaide-place, Borth, and that his death was caused from natural causes.
MARKETS^ ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY. Wheat, 6s Od to 6s 3d per bushel; barley, 4s 6d to 5s per bushel; white oats, new, 3s 3d to 3s 6d per bushel; old, Os Od to Os Od per bushel eggs, 20 for shil- ling; fresh butter, Is Od to Is Id per lb; salt ditto, lid to Is per lb fowls, per couple, 4s Od to 5.3 OJ; ducks, do, 03 Od to Os Od geese, Os Od to Os Od turkeys, Os Od to 03 Od Welsh cheese, Od to Od; per lb potatoes, per cwt., 2s 6d to 3s Od new do per lb Od to oa. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY. Wheat, 5s 3d to 5s 6d per 75 lbs; barley, 03 0,1 to Os Od per 40 quarts; oats, t7s 6d to 19s 6d eggs, — to 16 for a shilling butter, Os 10d to Os lid per lb fowls, 3s 6 J to 5s Od per couple ducks, 4s to 5s 6d per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each potatoes, Os Od to 23 6d per 90 lbs. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY. Wheat, 16s Od to 18s Od per 240 lbs; barley, 4s 6d to 5s 6el per 70 lbs; oats, 17s 6d to 21s Od per 225 lb eggs, — to 16 for a shilling butter, 81 to Os lid per lb; fowls, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple; ducks, 5s Od to 63 Od per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od each; tur- keys, Os Od to Os Od each potatoes, Is Od per 301bs; beef, 8d to lOd per lb; mutton, 8:1 to lOd; lamb, 101-d to Is Od veal, 9d to 10d; pork, 7d to Sd.
LAMPETER. WHITSUN FAIR.-The annual Whitsun fair wsff held at Lampeter on Wednesday, the 27th ult., and ail the day was comparatively mild, it was very largely attended. The striking feature was the vast num- ber of young people present; indeed the fair is prac- tically knswn of late as Ffair y Bobl Ieuainc the young people's fair. There was a good number of dealers here, and a large number of cattle changed- hands. The demand for horses and pigs, however, was not so great, and the prices offered were very low. The publicans, as usual, made a good business, but it was a somewhat pitable sight to see so many Of the young of both sexes indulging so freely in thEJ. inebriating cup. LLANWENOG. SUICIDE.-This district was thrown into greafr excitement on Saturday evening, by the news thalk David Howells, Eskeringlis Farm, had committed suicide, by hanging. It appears that the deceased had been uawell for some time, and that he was at times in a very depressed state of mind. He got npf as usual on Saturday morning, and at about tell o'clock he left the house, saying that he was going t0t an adjoining field te cut some furze. Some three hours after—about one p.m.—the servant girl had occasion to go to the haydoft, and there the deceased was discovered hanging from one of the beams, by scarf. The girl, though greatly startled,cut the body down at once, but it was found that life was extinct, the body being cold and stiff, the deceased having evidently committed the act directly he left thes house. The coroner (Dr J. Rowland, Garth) held all inquest on Tuesday evening, the verdict returned by the jury being, that deceased committed suicide whilsf; in a state of temporary insanity. The funeral topic s place on Wednesday morning, the body being in- terred at the Capelgroes graveyard. The Rev Thoff- Thomas officiated.
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