CHURCH PROGRESS IN WALES.-LLAN- BADARN FAWR. IThe following is taken from the National Church iov June. The information originally appeared in Aberystwyth Obsei vei-.] We are indebted to the Welsh Church newspaper Y Llan for May 15 for an interesting account of Church Progress in the parish of Llanbadarnfawr, in the diocese of St. David's. The church was founded by St. Padarn, who came to Britain from Armorica j in the year 524, and he was its first bishop. In the time of Henry VIII. the parish was robbed of all its endowments with the exception of X20 a year left to the vicar. For this small sum the vicar was to serve the parish church of Llanbadarn, and two chapels of ease, St. Michael's, Aberystwyth, and Ysbytty Cynfyn. From the time of Henry VIII. to the year 1830, Churchmen collected sufficient funds to give the Vicar of Llanbadarn X170 a year the Vicar of Aberystwyth £ 200; and the Vicar of Ysbytty Cynfyn £80. Thus the X20 left by Henry VIII. became £450. Within the last fifty years Churchmen have col- lected as follows towards building and restoring churches, and providing incomes for additional Clergy, not a penny being received from the State: —Re- storation of Llanbadarn Church, £7,000; vicarage, with land, .£2,400; vicar's income, £300 a year two curates, X-120 each. At Elerch, an out- lying mountainous district, new Church, .£2,100; vicarage, with land, .81,500 vicar's income, R200 a year. At Penrhyneoch, another outlying district, new Church, £2,000, At Bangor, another agricultural district, new Church and land, Æl,500 vicar's income, £150 a year; £1,000 in hand for vicarage. At Goginan, Chapel of Ease, £ 400; ^urate's stipend, £ 120 a year. In Clarach, new Mch (Llangorwen), £ 2,500; vicarage, £ 800 Cars income, £ 140 a year. At Ysbytty Cynfyn a Kew church built, and vicarage house secured; vicar's anconie is £ 150 a year. All these places are outlying Agricultural districts with small populations. At Aberystwyth, which is a small town, the following sums have been collected St Michael's Church. 42,500, St Mary's Church, £ 2,500 a new church now building, about £2,000; vicarage with land, about £ 2,500: vicar's income, X300 a year; two curates *p0 each. In addition to the above, the sum of £ 7,700 has been expended on Church day schools. Thus it appears that in the old parish of Llan- badarn Fawr the sum of £38,000 has been expended during the last fifty years in building and restoring churches; while the incomes of the Clergy have been augmented by the sum of £1,690 a year. Reckoning from the time of Henry VIII., the X20 a year left by bim has grown into £2,143. All this affords a striking proof of the wonderful vitality and energy of the Church in Wales, and of the gross injustice of the cruel designs of the Libera- tion Society.
RHYDCWMERE. BOARD SCHOOL.—The following is a copy of Her Majesty's Inspector's report on the above school:— This school is well conducted, and is intelligently and energetically instructei. The scholars passed a very good examination in the elementary subjects, although there was some weakness in the reading of Standard III. The class subjects, English, geo- graphy and needlework were highly satisfactory. The singing by ear was exceedingly good that from notes did not satisfy the requirements for the grant." Grant, < £ 62 4s. DIHEWID. PANORAMA.—On the 28th ultimo Mr Burford ex- hibited his interesting panorama, which proved quite a treat to all. The meeting was not very well at- tended. Among the exhibitions were discoveries jby Dr Livingstone and Mr H. M. Stanley from Cape Town to Table Bay, and other scenes equal interest- ing. ——— CARDIGAN. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—A meeting of this board was held on Wednesday week, Mr W. O. Brigstocke in the chair. A report was made by the clerk, which showed that during the year intoxicants to the value of X2 2s 3d had been consumed by out-door paupers, numbering 922; and X9 19s 2d had been expended in intoxicants in the house during the past year— on an average of 70 inmates, about 30 of whom were children. It was decided to call the attention of the medical officer of the house to the expenditure, with a view of discontinuing the use of intoxicants. FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE.—On Wednesday week the marriage of Mr George Finch, of Romford, Essex, to Miss Ellen Mitchell, fourth daughter of Mr W. Wagner Mitchell, solicitor, and town-clerk of Cardigan, was solemnised at St Mary's Church, Car- -digan, by the Revs W. Cynog Davies, B.D., vicar, and Mr T. M. Williams, B.A., curate. The church bells ranar out merry peals throughout the day in honour of the event, and flags were displayed in various parts of the town. The happy couple left after the ceremony for London to spend the iioney-moon, amid the general good wishes of their many friends. The wedding presents were both nu- :merous and valuable. TOWN COUNCIL.—An ordinary meeting of the corporation was held at the council-chamber on Thursday week, when an array of general business was gone through. There was nothing of special im- portance transacted. Alderman Levi James presided, in the absence of the mayor. THE GUARDIANS AND THE EDUCATION BILL.- At the meeting of the Cardigan Board of Guardians on Wednesday week, Mr E. C. Philipps, May Grove, gave notice to move at the next meeting that peti- tions be sent out by the board for signature through- out Wales protesting against the Welsh Education Bill on the ground that the cost of the same would have to be defrayed by a county rate, which would have to come out of the pockets of poor farmers, whil.e in Scotland the same expenses were Daid out of illd Gofisolidated Fund. KEMARKBLE 'DISAPPEARANCE T Of all Dirt from everything By using HUDSON'S EXTRACT OF SOAP. A pure soluble Dry Soap, Lathers freely in Hot or Cold Water. Ifegr Use it every day. For Clothes, Knives, Folks, Dishes, Saucepans, Guns, Dogs. Horses, &c. Packets ONE PENNY and Upwards. ESTABLISHED NEARLY 50 YEARS.—White's Cele- brated Moc.Main Trusses. Single Trusses, from 10s.; Double grasses, from 18s. Bent free frorei observation and post free.
MARRIAGE OF MISS M. E. DAVIES, NORTH-PARADE. The parish church of St Michael's, which has beer, the scene of many interesting events to the i tantsof thisltown for years past, witnessed another to add to its list on Tuesday morning, when Miss Mary Elizabeth Davies, of 20,North-parade,in this town,and the Rev David Griffith Davies, vicar ef St. Catherine's, Pontypridd, entered into the connubial state. It was the wish of the bride and her friends that the auspi- cious proceedings should take place with the least ostentation possible, but the position which she held in the town, as well as her many excellent qualities, manifested during a life-long connection with the Church Sunday school, and in other ways, rendered it impossible but that such an important event in her lifetime should partake somewhat of a public char- acter. For many years, in fact almost since her childhood, Miss Davies had been a teacher in St Michael's Sunday school, and her father, the late Mr Hugh Davies, of No. 9, Pier-street, and afterwards 20,North-parade, a gentleman well-known and highly- respected in the town, had also been for very many years superintendent of the same school, and hence there is small wonder that teachers and scholars should have been earnestly possessed of the desire to show their esteem and respect for a member of a family which had individually and collectively shown such untiring zeal in the promotion of all that is good among them. As soon as it became known that the marriage would shortly take place, the Rev J. H. Davies, curate, and Mr E. P. Wynne, superintendent of the school, at once set to work, and in a very short time a handsome sum of money was collected, sufficient for the pur- pose of purchasing an elegantly designed silver cake basket and a very nice hot water jug. The basket bore the following inscription :—"Presented to Miss M. E. Davies, by her Sunday School fellow teachers, on the occasion of her marriage. June, 1885." Cn Monday evening, a meeting of the teachers was held at St. Michael's vestry for the purpose of making the presentation; when the members of Miss Davies' class were also present to make an addition to the handsome gifts already enumerated in the shape of a beautifully finished tea table, which was really a worthy memento of the love and esteem of the scho- lars to their teacher who was about to leave them. Miss Davies was not present, but sent a note of apology, which was appropriately replied to by the Rev J. H. Davies on behalf of those assembled. As al- ready stated, the marriage ceremony was celebrated on Tuesday morning, when the Rev Shadrach Price, brother-in-law of the bride, H.M.I, of Schools, offici- ated, and the bride, who was attired in her travel- ling dress, was given away by her aunt, Miss Davies, North-parade. She was also attended by her two juvenile neices, Jeanette and Gertrude Price, as bridesmaids. Although the ceremony took place at an early hour, there was a lara;e congregation, and the bride and bridegroom were compelled to undergo the usual penalty of being literally pelted with rice, and also the pathway from the church to the gateway was liberally bestrewed with beautiful flowers. The presents were beautiful, costly, and numerous. The bride and bridegroom left later in the day for London.
LLANILAR. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH, befora Messrs Vaughan Davies (in the chair), H. S. Kicharde*, Morris Davies, and J.F. Waddingham. School Attendance.—The following persons were summoned by Enoch Evans, Llanfihangel, for neglect- ing to send their children to school Stephen Evans, Gwynfryn, labourer, fined 2s 6d; Thomas Evans, Bryngader, -labourer, 13 Thomas Griffiths, Cythir, labourer, Is Mary Williams, Minffordd, Is John Jones, Cnwch, miner, ordered to attend John Evans, Sunhill, miner, Is David Davies, Caegwyn, mason, Is David Davies, Tynbwlch, farmer, Is Richard Williams, Rhiwpaith, ordered to attend David Jones, Bachriw, farmer, (three cases), 7s 61 Elizabeth Thomas, Pentrebont, adjourned John Daniel, Rhydyfelin, labourer, 28 and David Evans, Bankfyllwyd, 2s 6d. Alleged Assault.—John James Williams, Llwyn- bedw, Llangwyryfon, farmer, was summoned for assaulting and beating David Evans, Hafodglas, Llangwyryfon, farmer, at PantygwaiV, on the 27th March last,-The case was dismissed, and complain- ant was ordered to pay the costs. Case Compromised.—Win. Edwards, Tyngwndwn, Llanychaiarn, farm servant, was summoned by Mor- gan Davies, Rhydyfelin, road surveyor, for assault- ing and beating him at Brynyreithyn, on the 6th April last.—With the consent of the bench, the case was withdrawn. The defendant Edwards was further charged by D.C.C. John Lloyd with being violent, quarrelsome, disorderly, and refusing to quit licensed premises at the Royal Oak, Llanychaiarn, on the 1st May last; also with resisting P.O. David Davies (17), Llan- rhystid, while in the execution of his duty at the same time and place.—Defendant was fined 10s and costs in each case. Drunk and Disorderly.—Jeremiah Davies, Dolaa- cothi, Nantcwnlle, labourer, was charged on the in- formation of P.C. 22, with being drunk and disor- derly on the highway at Figure Four, Llanychaiarn, on the 6th April last. There was a previous convic- tion against the defendant within the last twelve months, and he was now fined 20s and costs. John Jones, Fronbanadl, Lledrod, labourer, was charged, on the information of the same officer, with being crunk and disorderly at Lledrod on the 30th May.—Def< ndant was fined 5s and costs. Thomas Davies, Taibwr, Ysbytty Ystwyth, miner, charged on the information of P.C. 31 with being drunk on the highway at Ysbytty Ystwyth oh the 30th ult., was fined 2s 6d and costs. Keeping a D"fJ Without a Liceiisci-Joliii Jones, Cwmnewidion Mid, Llanfihangel Lower, farmer, was summoned, on the information of P.C. 22, with keep- ing a dog without a license on the 14th ultimo. The facts were not disputed, and as there was a previous conviction against defendant for a similar offence, he was now fined 25s, and ordered to pay the costs. Talcing Pheasants Eggs.—Thos. Evans, Wenallt Mill, Llanafan, farmer, was summoned by John Hum- phreys, Talgarth, Llanafan, game keeper, for unlaw- fully taking fourteen pheasant eges out of certain nests at Wenallt, on the 24th May.—Defendant was fined 28 for each egg, and ordered to pay eost3, mak- ing £117s 6d in all. TREGARON. SAD DEATH OF A TREGARON MAN.—On Monday week, as Mr John Griffiths, a native of this town, was following his occupation, viz., driving a cab from Abernant station, G.W.R., to Aberdare, the rein caught in the foot of the horse, and whilst extri- eating it he was kicked, and fell to the ground uncon- cious, and succumbed to the effects of the injuries he received. An inquest was held on Saturday, when a verdict of Accidental death was returned. Great sympathy is felt here for the parents in their sad bereavement. The deceased was 26 years old. SHEEP MARKET.—This market was held on Tues- day, when sheep for sale were not so numerous as at the previous market, though a great number was sold. UNFOUNDED BUMOURS IN TREGARON. That highway robbers, under the dreaded leader Twm Shon Catti, is scouring the country far and wide. That the next National Esteddfod is to be held at Tregaron, and is to surpass by far all its prede- cessors. That Pentre Hall is to be converted into an asylum for idiots. That on the night gas is first lit on the Square there is to be a grand banquet near the station, and the children supplied with fruit from Greenland's icy mountains and Afric's desert strands." That there will be, in August, a bee exhibition, and the insects will only sting those people who are drones. That the Tregaron Town Hall is not only an orna- ment to the town, but one of "the best edifices in the principality. That a butcher in Tregaron was heard disputing the fact that during the Beaconsfield administration the income tax averaged 5|d, while under the present government it has averaged 7d. That the Corporation are going to secure a season a season band from Germany, who will play in The Park every time they get a penny each. That a new organ is to be played at a butcher's shop in Aberystwyth by electricity. That there is more public spirit in Tregaron than any other town in Wales, excepting Llundain Fach." D That the School Board are going to summon parents for not sending their children to school. That the Liberal Rag and Tags and Conserva- tive Sprats are not working hard for the coming general election. PICA BACH CHEAP NOURISHMENT.—Fourteen large Breakfast Cups of strong, reliable Cocoa can be made from a, Sixpenny Packet of Cadbury's Cocoa Essence. Ask for Cadbury's, and do not be imposed upon. 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MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY. Wheat, 6s Od to 6s 61 per bushel; barley, 4s to 4s 6d per bushel; white oats, new, 3s Od to 3s 6d per bushel; old, Os Od to Os Od per bushel eggs, 20 to 22 for Is fresh butter, Is 01 to Os Od per lb salt ditto, 9d to Os per lb fowls, per couple, 3s Od to 48 OJ; ducks, do, 4" Od to 5s Od geese, Os Od to Os Od turkeys, 0s Od to 0s Od Welsh cheese, 0d to Od; per lb potatoes, per cvvt., 2s 6d to 0s 0d new do per lb Od to Od. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY. Wheat, os 3d to 5s 3d per 75 lbs; barley, 0s 0d to 0s Od per 40 quarts oats, 00s Od to 18s 0d eggs, — to 16 for a shilling butter, Os lid to Is 01 per lb fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s to 5s 6d per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to 03 Od each potatoes, Os Od to 0.-3 Od per 90 lbs. NEWTOWN, TUESDAY. Wheat, 163 Od to 18s Od per 21,0 lbs; barley, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per 70 lbs; oats, 17s 6d to 21s Od per 225 lb eggs, — to 16 for a shilling butter, 9d to Os lid per lb; fowls, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple; ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od each; tur- keys, 0.-3 Od to Os 01 each potatoes, Is 01 per 301bs; beef, 8d to 101 per lb; mutton, 8d to 10d; lamb, lOid to Os lid veal, 9d to 10d; pork, 7d to 8d.
THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. The Council of this college met on Tuesday after- noon at Lonsdale Chambers, Chancery-lane, London, Lord Aberdare in the chair. The following members were presentMessrs David Davies, M.P., Morgan Lloyd, Q C., M.P., Stuart Rendel, M.P., Stephen Evans, J.P., Colonel Pryse, lorddientenant of Cardi- ganshire, Captain Verney, E.N., Principal Edwards, A. C. Humphreys-Owen, Lewis Angell, John Hughes, C.C., T. Jeremy Thomas (Queen Victoria-street, W.), O. Elias (Liverpool), and J. B. Rogers (secretary). The principal business of the sitting was the appoint- ment of an architect to complete the college buildings. The selection fell on Mr J. P. Seddon, of Westminster, who designed the building some twenty years ago for Mr Savin. Arrangements were made for providing a hostel for the accommodation of lady students. Mrs Powell, of Llandudno, was appointed lady superin- tendent, with a committee of management. The falling in of the legacy left by the late William Pritchard, of Llanrwst, was reported to the coun- cil. It amounts to £ 1,122 10s, invested in consols, the annual interest of which will be devoted to a scholarship to be called the Pritchard Scholarship. A memorial to the education department praying for a grant equal to that made to the other colleges was submitted and adopted. The memorial will be coun- tersigned by the Welsh members of Parliament, and will be presented to the Government by Mr Stuart Rendel.
FARMING IN WALES. A correspondent of 7he Farmer says:—It would be difficult to meet with a harder working man than the Welsh farmer. He has his hard times like those of his brethren in trade—the English and Scotch farmers—though in different ways. The soil and climate of Wales are unfavourable for an extensive growth of cereals. There are scores of small holders that never attempt wheat-growing at all, and hun- dreds of others that only grow a very small propor- tion of their consumption. Hence the low price of wheat, in one sense, favours the Welsh farmer, who goes in largely for the breeding of cattle, horses, pigs, &c. He has, however, to depend much upon the English dealer when the time arrives to exhibit his animals for sale. Welsh fairs would prove ruin- ous without the English dealers, and when there is any depression and lack of money in England, the Welsh farmers are co-sufferers. Ther.e were never better times here than when the wheat was selling at 40s per quarter and upwards. If the Welsh peasant is getting his sack of liour 10s cheaperin 1885 than in 18S1-2, he was getting fully an average of e4 per head more for his cattle then than now. With regard to the Welsh farmer, it may be said with much pro- priety that the farmer's wife pays the rent—it is she that tends the cows, milks them, and makes the but- ter, assisted, of course, by her daughters, if she has any, otherwise by servant girls. Unless the Welsh farmer can make his rent from the butter and cheese, he is far from being satisfied, and the outlook is not very promising. Depression, however, has overtaken this branch early this year, and disappointment is great. The farmer naturally counted upon a high figure for his first samples of butter, owing to such a cold late spring and scarcity ef grass, but the fact is he got 4d to 5d per lb. more for it at this time last year than he can got this year. He cannot under- stand how it has happened, but the same reason surely stands good here as in other branches which militate against the farmer—foreign competition. It may be asked How can the Welsh farmer be such a hard working man when you say that his wife tends the cows, milks them, makes the butter, and pays the rent ? I mention this for the purpose of showing the general mode of farming' in Wales, where the women take a much more active part in agriculture than they do in England. Nevertheless, their husbands are not idle. On the contrary, they toil from early dawn until late at night, and their work consists in keeping the farm in a fairly productive condition. There is not much flat ground in Wales—very few flat fields, the greater part of it is hilly, and when a field on a steep hill has been ploughed the same way two or three sessions, the bulk of the soil gradually rolls down towards the bottom hedge, and then the farmer has to cart it back again if he wishes either corn or grass to grow on the upper half of the field. Now I can assure those who are not accustomed to this kind of farming, that it is no light work. It is up hill work with a vengeance. Besides, modern mach- inary, which has been adopted in England to save manual labour, is not applicable upon thousands of acres in Wales. The ground is too uneven for the mowing and reaping machines, consequently the farmer himself has to wield his scythe and sickle, followed by his sons or servant boys, as the case may be and should a novice witness the perform- ance and consider it light work, then let him take the instrument into his own hands and be compelled to follow for one hundred yards only, and then give his opinion of the work The winters in Wales, as a rule, are very long and trying, and a good store of forage for cattle must be prepared. It consists chietly of hay, oats, and barley straw. Green crops are not much appreciated by the generality of Welsh farmers, although there is more of it now than in years gone by. Ensilage, too, has only been experi- mented upon here and there by the wealthier class. 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CARDIGANSHIRE POLITICS. To the Editor of the Aberystwyth Observer. Sir,-In the Gvialia of a recent date I find an article on the above subject by one signing himself Clouhdy Carron." I should be glad to be authorised to translate the whole of his very able letter, but perhaps he himself will come out iu the Observer-he could not do better. However, in the meantime I will give you a summary cf his, and our leaders must by no means under-rate the importance of his com- plaints. First. He states that no effort has ever been made to enlist the sympathy and co-operation of the common people with Conservatism and that through this neglect the bulk of the people have come to the con- clusion that Conservatism is only fit for the rich. The fallacy of the above position taken by our leaders he considers to be the true way of accounting for the indifference of those who profess Conservatism to- wards their policy, and also the reason to the false conclusions of many with regard to Conservatism. Secondly. He states that we as Conservatives have no certain knowledge of Mr Vaughan Davies's intentions to contest the county in the interest of the Conservatives. He asks why are the electors generally not taken more into the confidence of Mr Davies and our leaders P He does not blame Mr V. Davies for this,but those who form a wall round him, separating him from his electors. These advisers of Mr Davies to be of any use to him should bring him as early as possible before the electors in person. And, further, that the days of election success through agents and attorneys are at an end. Whether Mr Davies and his advisers will believe it or not, his success depends on his adopting weapons more in conformity with the times. The work should be done before the election week,or it is all over. Thirdly. He states that the farmers will view Mr David Davies with distrust, because of his votes antagonistic to the interest of the farmers, and also because he is really mere of a representative of the dissenting ministers, who are becoming more and more opposed to the interests of the farmers daily, than of any other class. He also owns that no one doubts whether Mr Vaughan Davies has in him the elements of a popular member,and as a proof he states that a friend of his wrote for subscriptions towards erecting a bridge near Llanddewi Brefi to Mr D. Davies, stating that the neighbourhood was a poor one, and that the cost would, failing subscriptions /1 fall on the rates. Mr D. Davies answered as fol- lows-" I know the place well, and a bridge is much wanted but I cannot subscribe to it, the expense of bridges fall on property in the district. I have no property in Cardiganshire." Mr Yaughan Davies willingly contributed, though he had no property near the place either. I should state that the number of people upon whom the burden of erecting the bridge would fall is small, and comparatively very poor. I do not wish to add much to the above if I could. I only wish to appeal to our leaders to consider well what" Clochdy Carron" states, and to break down the old, useless obstacles of secrecy and reserve, and to come out in true patriotic spirit to lead, teach, and consult the wishes of the people. I have been an advocata of this fram the beginning, and I feelcerUm that if the present oppportunity is neglected an irre- trievable loss will be done the Conservative cause in our county.-I am, sir, yours faithfully, CYMEO.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES. The Court of the University of Edinburgh have granted recognition as teachers of medicine for pur- poses connected with graduation in the University of Edinburgh to Mr James J. Dobbie, D.Sc., Professor of Chemistry and teacher of Practical Chemistry, University College of North Wales, Bangor, and to Mr Reginald W." Phillips, B.A., B.Sc., Professor of Botany in the same college. In consequence of this recognition it will be possible for students to make one of their four anni medAci of the medical cirricnlum followed at Edinburgh in the University College of North Wales. 0;1
CRICKET. ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL V. LAMPETER COLLEGE SCHOOL.—This match was played on the Tennis Ground, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday, June 10, and resulted in an easy victory for the Grammar School by an innings and six runs. J. Jones, T. J. Morgan, and A. Griffiths were the chief contributors for the Grammar School towards a total of 5S, with 23, 17, and five respectively, whilst for Lampeter G. Davies was to the fore with 16, towards a total of 33. The bowling of the Grammar School in the second innings of Lampeter is worthy of mention, Morgan and J. Jones sharing equal the whole ten wickets for a cost of 18 runs. The visitors refused to allow Mr Smith, the captain of the home team, to play.
ABERYSTWYTH BOARD OF GUARDIANS The fortnightly meeting of the board was held in the board-room of the union workhouse on Monday morning. Present—Mr Morris Davies (in the ehnir) s' Mr Isaac Morgan, vice-chairman Rev J. Pugh, Llan- badarn; Rev J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar Rev J. Lloyd, Trawsc03d: Messrs Hugh Hughes, Giynpadarn: Tlios. James, Llwyniorwerth H. Seymour Davies, Glaiijr- afon; J. Gibson and C. M. Williams, Aberysfcwytit; James Jones, Tyllwyd; John Trevethan, Maesbangtw; David Jenkins, Glyn Villa; John Parry, Dyffryn Mill; John Morgan, Rhiwarthen-issa John Hughes, (--vig- nant John Edwards, Rhydhir John Jones, Esg-air J. Richards, Tynpynfarch; R. Thomas T. James, Tynrhos David Davies, Rhydlas Capt Paull; Hugh. Hughes, jun., clerk and Drs Jones and Hughes, medical officers. STATISTICS. Out-relief administered during the past fortnight: Aberystwyth district, per Mr John Jones, < £ 40 15s 6d, to 183 paupers; Llanfihangel district, per Mr JohnD. Jones, i>53 13s Od, to 119 paupers liar district, per Mr Joseph Morgan, £ 42 Ss 6d, to 153 paupers. Number in the house, 99 cm-responding- period last year, 102. Vagrants relieved during the past fort- night, 51: corresponding fortnight last year" 45. The balance in the bank was shewn to be £1,038 Is 3d. INMATES. The inmates of this union, during the past week, have been presented with a large number of buns by Mrs Smith, wine merchant, Great Darkgate-street. The Chairman said that they ought to be very pleased with Mrs Smith's kind gift. APPOINTMENT OF NURSE. Two applications were received for the above situ- ation, Mrs Margaret Richards, Old Bank, Bridge- street, and Mrs Rowlands, Llanrystyd. Several testi- monials were sent with each application Mrs Richards had been a nurse with Mrs Roberts, the Terrace, for many years, and at present, and Mrs Roberts was one who forwarded a testimonial in her favour. Mrs Rowlands Llanrystid, who was called in, said she had been nursing children,but not regularly. It was proposed and seconded that Mrs Rowlands be appointed. Carried unanimously. Mrs Rowlands was called in and was told that she was duly elected. The board then asked her when could she begin, she asked if it would be early enough that day fortnight, to which the board agreed.
APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVID'S. The Rev Arthur Wentworth Powell, curate of Cavershara, Oxford, to the curacy of Llanddewi Tstradenny, with Llanfihangel Ehydithon, Radnor. Patron, the Bishop. The Rev Hugh Jones, minor canon of the Cathedral Church of St. David's, to the Rectory of Llangnnllo, Cardiganshire. Patron, the Bishop. The Rev David Griffiths, curate of Llandissilio, to the Vicarage of Monachlogddu, Pem. Patrons, Mr C. E. G. Philipps and Mrs Mary Philippa Philipps, his wife. The Rev Gethin Williams Griffith, Rector of Llanfihangel, Monmouth, to the perpetual curacy of Eglwys Oen Duw, Breconshire. Patron Miss Clara Thomas, Llwynmadoc. Breconshire. The Rev William Williams, Rector of Whitchurch, Pem., to the curacy of Moylgrove, Pem., during vacancy. Tlie Rev William Evans, to the curacy of St. Mary's, Swansea. The Rev Edwin George Evans Richardson, B.A., to the curacy of St. Mary's, Swansea. TheRer David Williams to the curacyof St. Mary's, Swansea. The Rev Daniel Morgan Davies, B.A., to the curacy of Abergwili, Carmarthen. Alfred George Edwards, M.A., warden of Llan- dovery Collesre, to the Vicarage of St. Peter's, Car- marthem. Patron, the Bishop.
ii. DISESTABLISEMENT AND DISEN- J DOWMEIST. [From the National Church. \\> have before us two articles commenting upon "the recent Liberation meeting. Both deal with Mr Spurgeon's appearance there, and both, for different treasons, are worthy of attention. The first is from the Weeilv Dispatch, a London paper of extreme 1 Jiadical views. The Dispatch wishes to prove that Mr Spurgeon was in his proper place at the Libera- tion meeting, since lie has in his own person proved the success of the voluntary system, the reasons given being that, as is asserted, he preaches to larger congregations than will be found in any of our cathe- urals, has a "wider, and," it is believed, "more lasting influence than any Bishop," and has estab- lished very useful schools, colleges, and other insti- tutions round his Tabernacle, and all, as is said, without any State endowment and in spite of the intolerance of Dissent which has often been an ob- stacle in his way. Without allowing in any way the accuracy of thè Dtspalch's assumptions, either as to Mr Spurgeon's congregations, influence, or the ob- stacles to his work, but at the same time recognising most -readily the remarkable results produced by turn, we entirely fail to see how this proves the effi- cacy of the voluntary system. Mr Spurgeon's influ- ence is confessedly a personal one; were he to be re- moved, there is no guarantee that his work would live after him. On the contrary, there are indications that it would suffer, and that speedily. We com- mend to the Wieldy Dispatch Mr Spurgeon's own testimony, which is given in his magazine the Sword and Trowel for May. No eontributions have come to Westwood for the last three weeks. Since about -35400 per week is needed for all our institutions, this was not an encouraging piece of news when it came to me at Mentone.. There is no doubt that, while I am away for rest, the contributions to the various works are almost suspended, and this makes it some- what of a trial to take a holiday, even when it is -needed." Happily for Mr Spurgeon, his institutions are not without endowments The Manchester Examiner, one of the ablest Radi- cal papers in the North of England, takes quite a different line. Dealing with Mr Spurgeon's remark 'that "religion and not politics had brought him to that meeting," and after allowing that there are religious people who desire the separation of Church and State, the Examiner declares that "the great major- ity of the English people care but little for the liberation of religion." "Among- politicians," in fact, "who are not of a distinctly ecclesiastical bias there is no desire to liberate religion from the pa- tronage and control of the State, at any rate not for the sake of religion itself. Many of them are dis- posed to think that the more effectually it is con- trolled the better. Moreover, there is some incon- sistency on the part of the Society itself in appeal- ing to politicians and in going to the State on such grounds. It says to the State with one breath, you have nothing to do with religion, and -with the next it asks the State to liberate religion in order that religion itself may flourish more vigor- ously."
THE EDUCATION BILL. 1 The North Wales College court of governors have appointed a committee "to consider and watch the progress of the Intermediate Education Bill," and the first meeting was held on Friday week, when Col. West was elected chairman. The consideration of the bill was proceeded with, and several amendments recommended. A meeting of the London Welsh committee ap- pointed to consider the bill was held at Lonsdale Chambers, Chancery-lane, on Friday week, when Colonel R. Owen Jones, R.E., was in the chair, when, among other recommendations, it was decided that it was desirable that the three national colleges should be represented on the county committees. Mr W. O. Brigstocke, chairman of the Cardigan Board of Guardians, gives it as his opinion that by the Tories, as a rule, the bill is looked on with in- difference, if not, indeed, with positive dislike; attempts are also being made to use the bill as a proof of a tendency on the part of the Government to impose fresh burdens on the land and increase local taxation. By the Liberals, on the contrary, the bill is recognised as a bona fide attempt on the part of the Government to fulfil a solemn pledge given to Wales, but at the same time there are two of the proposals which are not regarded with favour. The proposed constitution of the committees is con- sidered not to bear out the recommendations of the parliamentary committee, who expressly advised that "the governing bodies should to a great extent be popularly chosen, and fairly representative of the views and feelings, the religious sympathies and educational interests of the inhabitants, and that the control of the schools should be transferred to the classes who may be expected to use them." Second- ly, as regards the proposed rate, it is felt that though it is a small one, still it is a tax that should not be placed on the shoulders of the tenant farmers, but that it should be deducted from the rent in the way that the income-tax is now recouped to the far- mer. The bill, well intentioned as it is, and in many respects most valuable, and, in my opinion, quite capable of amendment, shows very plainly how ex- tremely difficult, indeed, impossible it is, to frame a bill for Wales except under the guidance of those who are thoroughly acquainted with, and can sympa- thise in, the hopes and aspirations of the Welsh people. Mr Osborne Morgan has sent the following letter to a constituent on the subject of the Welsh Education Bill :—■ Bill :— 59, Green-street, Grosvenor-square, June 6th, 1885. "Dear Sir,—I entirely share your regret and sur- prise at the unfavourable reception given to our bill in quarters where we might least have expected it. That the Tories should desire to strangle the bill was perhaps natural enough, but, unfortunately, some of our Liberal friends seem bent upon saving them the trouble of doing so. Instead of looking at the broad features of the measure—its distinctly national and undenomina- tional character-instead of acknowledging the un- precedented liberality which the Treasury has shown to Wales, they have fixed their attention on two points of the bill only, both of which are matters of detail, to be discussed at the committee stage—the constitution of 'the county committees' and the alleged exclusion of three or four endowments, one of which, by the way, is not excluded from its scope. "Upon both these points I do not hesitate to say the Welsh members, or the great majority of them, if they presented a united front, might have made the bill pretty nearly what they liked. Yet not a few of our friends gratuitously assume that the bill must pass, if at all, in the exact shape in which it is brought in, and one Welsh journal goes so far as to call it 'a direct and unpardonable insult to Liberal Nonconformist Wales,' and recommends that 'it should be flung back in Mr Mundelia s face with an emphatic expression of disgust.' Now, what Iwish to pointoutis that such an atti- tude as this on the part of Welsh Liberals can have only one result, viz., to kill the bill. The difficulties in the way of any measure involving nice questions both of principls and detail becoming law are already enormous, and a Government can hardly be expected to force £ 14,000 a year on people who fling' the gift back in their face.' But in that case I cannot help thinking that a grave responsibility will rest upon those Welshmen who have refused even to consider this important piece of legislation because it does not exactly meet their wishes, and who, in some cases at least, have condemned it without taking the trouble to understand it, or even to read it.—Believe me, yours truly, G. OSBORNE MORGAN." The Rev Principal Edwards, writiDgto a gentleman in Liverpool, says Dear Mr Thomas,—Many of the provisions of the bill taken separately may not be of much consequence either way. I am inclined to think this of the provi- sion that seems to have given most offence—the power conferred by the bill on justices of the peace —because the county boards will soon be established, and they will, of course, have the power transferred to them. But the bill as a whole is decidedly anta- gonistic to Nonconformists. It contains one provi- sion, which, if I rightly understand its meaning, is, in my opinion, simply fatal. The commissioners have, I believe, no authority to touch certain grammar school endowments without the consent of the pre- sent trustees or governing bodies. If these endow- ments are now misapplied or wasted, is it likely that the men who waste or misapply them will hand them over to representatives of the majority of the inhabi- tants ? Yet this is one of the crying grievances of the Nonconformists, and, if it is not removed, I for my part prefer waiting till the new Parliament will meet, to accepting the bill as it stands.
LLANYCHAIARN. At the mission house, on Friday evening last, a very successful concert was given by the choir of the Cwmgoedwig Sunday school, Mr J. Waddingham, Hafod, in the chair. Among those present were— Mr and MrsM. Davies, Ffosrhydgaled, Mrs Wadding- ham, Hafod; Eev D. Jenkins, vicar, Mrs Richardes, Bryneithyn, Miss Davies, Cwmgoedwig, and Miss Annie Davies, Cwmgoedwig, who presided with her usual ability at the harmonium. After a short speech in Welsh, which was much appreciated by the aud- ience, the following programme was gone through in such a manner as to be a credit to Mr C. Davies, the conductor, and all concerned:—Duet, "Larboard Watch," Messrs C. Davies and Evan Lewis solo, Over the Sea," Miss Kate Williams; solo, Bra- dwriaeth y don," Mr Thomas Evans; duet, "The Minute Gun at Sea," Miss M. J. Jones and Mr C. Davies solo, "Gwlad y Mynyddoedd," Mr Evan Lewis (encored); solo, "Y Gardotes Fach," Miss M. J. Jones (encored); quartette, Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon," Mr John Daniel and friends. Then followed a rendering of the sacred cantata Joseph," by Mr H. Davies, A.C., Garth. The ren- dering altogether was very good, particularly the singing. Mr C. Davies gave his hearers much plea- sure with his rendering of Joseph's solos. The concert was a decided success, especially when we consider that the performers were entirely confined to mem- bers of Cwmgoedwig Sunday school. 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. Supplied n casks and cases for home use and exportation. Quotations on application to DUNVILLE & Co., limited, Royal Irish Distilleries, Belfast. "SPECIAL TO LADIES."—Latest Fashions.—One of the most useful and att active of Spring' Fashion Books is SPBNCE'S LATEST FASHIONS." which Messrs James Spence and Co.the well-known Si:k Mercers, of 76, 77, 7s,. and 79, St Paul's Churchyard, will forward gratuitously to any lady 01! tipplication. Our lady readers would be sure to find something to their taste in perusing Spence'^ Latest Fashions." Patterns are sent by this firm post free. Directions are given for self-measurement; and the prices, together with engrav- ings of the various styles, must prove of great, advantage to Indies desirous of having the newest styles at wholesale City prices. Tide London Press. J. Spence & Co., 76, 77, ail(j 79, St Paul's Churchyard, London, E,C. FIRST PRIZE FOR LAUNDRY WORK.—The Laun. dress who won the first prize in the competition for the best got up linen, at the Torquay Industrial Exhibition uses Beckitt's Paris Blue and Starch;
BALA COLLEGE. A meeting was held at the lecture room of the above college on Friday, to announce the result of the examination held a few weeks ago. The follow- ing prizes were awarded, the names appearing in the order of merit:—■ SENIOR CLASS —Fourth Year H. O. Hughes, Cefnywaen, Carnarvon: B. T. Williams, Llanrug, Carnarvon; L Jones, Cyfyiliosr, Ruthin; D. Man- uel, Llanidloes W. O. Jones, Chwilog; T. C. Jones, Bangor, and R. Williams, Denbigh, iilO each. D. Edwards, Bhos, Ruabon; Richard Thomas, Pen- rhyndeudraeth, and J. Evans, Pennal, Machynlleth, ^87 each.—Third Year W. Davies, Llanerchymedd O. M. Jones, Talsarn, Carnarvon J. Williams, Beaumaris, and W. W. Davies, Groeslon, Carnarvon, £ 10 each. O. P. Owen, Machynlleth, taken sick, .£6. -Second Year W. Glynne Jones, Carnarvon D. D. Williams, Croesor J. E. Evans, Liverpool, and R. E. Williams, Lleyn, 47 each.—First Year R. Morris, Bala W. Evans, Maohynlleth R H. Jones, Bangor; J. D. Evans, Chester; Edward Edwards, Wrexham; G. Williams, Llangefni, and W. J. Williams, Carnarvon, X-7 each. J. J. Hughes, Cric- cieth, taken sick, .£4. THEOLOGY.—H. O. Hughes, W. Davies, D. Manuel, D. Edwards, R. Jones, W. Glynne Jones, R. T. Williams, W. O. Jones, R. Williams, T. C. Jones, O. P. Owen, J. Williams, O. Jones, W. Lloyd, R. H. Jones, R. Morris, R. E. Williams, D. E. Jones, D. D. Williams, W. Evans, J. Williams, R. Thomas, J. Evans. OTHER PRIZES.Roberts Scholarship, £ 20 H. O. Hughes, Carnarvon. Executors of the late Mr Thomas Jones, Ruthin: Fourth year, R. T. Williams, < £ 10 R. Jones, £ 6 third year, W. Davies, JB5 10s., O. Jones, £ 4 10s. first year, R. Morris, Bala, .£4. And the committee of the college gave the following -Second year, W. Glynne Jones, £ 5, D. D. Williams, 1!4 first year, W. Evans .£3. Mr Harrison Jones, of Liverpool, gave £10 for the best examinations in Welsh grammar, and this was divided between R. Williams, Denbigh, and Richard Thomas. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES TO ENTER COLLEGE.— John Owen, Liverpool Cadwaladr Jones, Dolgelley; John Davies, Bala T. E. Griffith, arnarvon T. Davies, Carnarvon W. P. Owen, Anglesea J. H. Owen, Lleyn J. Roberts, Vale of Conway G. Parry, Carnarvon Morris Williams, Carnarvon J. Rogers, Lancashire Presbytery. The Charles Schol- arship of X15 was divided between C. Jones, Dol- gelley, and J. Davies, Bala.
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GOD BLESS THE PRINCE OF WALES." Mr J. C. Hughes (" Ceiriog"), manager of the Van Railway, Caersws, Montgomeryshire, supplies a Man- chester contemporary with the following as to the authorship of the song, God Bless the Prince of Wales" As Mr Brinley Richards could not well read or understand the original works of "Ar Dywsogaeth Gwlad y Bryniau," which literally means the "Prince of our Land of Mountains," he asked me for an English version. I told him to write to Heber's beautiful hymn, From Greenland's icy mountains," and that I would endeavour to find. him an English paraphrase in the course of a few days. I had one written by Williams, then a joint station-master at Staleybridge. Another version came to hand a few days afterwards from South Wales, written by a gentleman whose name at this moment I cannot re- call. I also wrote myself as well as I could, in English, a stiff literal translation. Mr Richards very rightly did not like these attempts of ours to "enter the English Channel in a coracle," meaning the Welsh idiom of our performances. He handed the papers over to a musical gentleman and a friend of his, who was more to the language born. Mr George Linley digested our efforts and managed like ourselves to be, as we thought then, much below the mark. Then the great events of the coming of age and of the approaching marriage of his Royal High- ness came to be common topics of conversation. Messrs Cocks and Co., the publishers, pressed at once for any sort of an English version, of the Welsh song they were asked to make terms for. Several lines then were hurriedly touched up. The chorus was an afterthought, and a medley in which we all had a finger, and the closinsr line, the title of the song, was invented and inserted by Mr Brinley Richards himself. As to authorship, the question of copyright of my original words should end all dispute. I never had a farthing for them, simply because we Welsh bards though ridiculed to death, are as proud as we are poor. It is only right to say that for the trifle I did in this transaction I never hinted to the composer, or to the publishers, anything about remuneration. The words I refer to'were written at my old Manchester home in Churchill-street, Hyde-road, in the autumn of 1862. Mr R. Jones, public accountant, 17, Mossly- street, assisted me in selecting the best of the three original melodies sent by Mr Brinley Richards for my approval. He turned from the piano scornfully and said he did not care for either of them. However, I spotted No. 2 melody as not very bad in its rhythm and swing for large audiences. Though there is no merit whatever in the song, you see it is no Leeds cloth, but a genuine Manchester piece of goods woven of Welsh yarn dyed on the Irwell. It was the rising tide of enthusiasm, with Sims Reeves's singing at the Horticultural Hall, that "carried us on to fortune." I happened to be the first to take the hint to write a suitable national an them, only intended for Wales, from the events that were likely to make my countrymen a bit over loyal about their Prince. I never thought or intended it to be translated into English, and still less into the languages of India.
GAZETTE MEWS. MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Richard Owen, Pentrerhedyn-street and Nawlyn, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, timber and bark 4- Richard Owen, Pentrerhedyn-street and Nawlyn, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, timber and bark merchant, shipowner, and farmer. First meeting June 18th, at 12.15 p.m., at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown. Ellis Owen Jones, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, timber merchant. First meeting June 16th, at noon, Ellis Owen Jones, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, timber merchant. First meeting June 16th. at noon. at the Town Hall, Welshpool.
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LAMPETER. ALLsasD WATCH ROBBERY.- At the county sessions bouse on Friday week—before Messrs Wil- liam Jones, Llwynygroes, and John Fowd.en-Da.vid Evans, of Lampeter, alias "David the Bush, was charged with stealing, on the 16th August last, c silver lever watch, value ie.5 5s, from the person oi David Jones, of Cilgellucha, Pencareg, servant a1 the Gin Shop stable, Lampeter. Prisoner, whe pleaded not guilty, was committed for trial at qnar ter sessions, and was admitted to bail. EORTH. TEE V/ATEE QUESTION.—Mr 11. Gill art, Machyn lleth, who has been selected to arbitrate between th inhabitants of lower Borth and Mr William Jones (OJ behalf of his tenants at upper Borth) as to the righ to the water running from certain alleged springs i- upper Borth, opened his court at the Cambrian Hotc on Tuesday, when Mr Humphreys (Messrs Griflit Jones & Co.) appeared for Mr Jones, and Mr Joh Evans for the inhabitants of lower Borth. Mr Hun phreys opened his case, and called John Davie; Thomas Jenkins, Thomas Jones, Catherine Jones Mrs Hughes, and Mrs Evans as witnesses to prov that they had enjoyed the rights to the water for great number of years, and that the supply was no- almost entirely cut off. The examination and cro s. examination of the witnesses took several hours, an the enquiry was then adjourned for a fortnight. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CENTENARY. —It is tl intention of the CalvinisficMethodists in this villag to celebrate the centenary of the establishment Sunday schools in Wales on Wednesday next, wht there will be a grand demonstration, fiags, banner and medals having been secured. A procession < scholars will be formed, and march through the v: lage, after which meetings will be held. LLANRHYSTYD. LAYING FOUNDATION STONE.—An interestii ceremony was performed near this pretty little v lage on Wednesday morning, June 10th, viz., layij the foundation or corner stone of the new house Ystradteilo, by Miss Hughes, of Allt Llwyd. T tenant, Mr Sinnett Jones, presented the young la. with a trowel and hammer, with which she set work in a business-like manner and with evide enjoyment. A hole or well had been previously bor in the under stone, and in that a small tin-box placed containing coins of present date. This Y. duly covered with mortar and stone, after whi another and much larger tin box was embedded in li manner, containing the latest editions of the folio ing newspapers: — Morning Post, Aberystvn Observerand Western Mail. The old Ystradte (a part of which is still standing) was once a fam residence of the Lloyds of Ffos-y-Bleiddied f1 Mabws, and was built by Richard Lloyd in 1689. part of the date-li)8 and the initials E. LI. are to seen now in the paved court-yard close to the p end of the old building,the letters doubtless stand for Erasmus Lloyd, son of Richard Lloyd, who p bal)ly performed the same pleasing ceremony on t occasion as was enacted by his young descend; (Dorothy Edith Hughes) last Wednesday. CLARACH. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—It is our pleasiug duty this week te chronicle the death of Thomas Jones, Byrccastell, Bow-street, and form; of Nanfccelian, which took place on Friday week the advanced age of eighty years. The decea was one of the largest farmers in the county, had resided in the neighbourhood during the w! of his prolonged life. He was very highly respe; by a large circle of relations and friends, and between thirty and forty years occupied the honor position of deacon of the Independent churci Clarach. He was also one of the leading agricu raiists in the neighbourhood, paying special atten to the rearing of stock, and was a warm and stat supporter of the Agricultural and entire horse Sf. held in Aberystwyth. The funeral of the remair the deceased took place on Wednesday, when a large number of people attended to pay the token of respect to his memory, three of his friends coming from Maentwrog, where his so law is pastor, expressly to be present at the fun The Rev Job Miles omciated at the house, Davies (the pastor), at the chapel, and the St A. Perry at the grave, the proceedings being ducted in a solemn and devout manner. At Llanailo Petty Sessions on Saturday SaT Lloyd, of Llandebie. an old offender, was chargi Police-Constable Alfred Bryant with being drunl disorderly on the 23rd ult. The Chief Constab formed the bench that he believed that during last ten or twelve years the defendant had paid nearly £100 in fines. He was sent to prison for teen days' hard labour without the option of a fi