WELSH ITEMS. Mr Pryce Jones, who sat for a short time for the Montgomery boroughs in Parliament, has intimated to the Rev. Evan Jones, vicar of Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, that he will give XIOOO as a Jubilee gift towards the erection of a new parish church. Mr Gwilym Evans, F.C.S., Llanelly, has been elected to a seat on the Pharmaceutical Council. Mr Evans enjoys the enviable distinction of being the first Welshman upon whom this honour has been conferred. The Government have promised that in future Welsh speaking Inspectors of Mines shall be ap- pointed to Welsh districts. Mr F. A. Gray, a Welsh- man, assistant Inspector of Mines for Lancashire, is the first inspector under the new arrangement, and to him the South Wales district has been assigned. Lady Londonderry (says Truth") is staying at the Hotel de l'Europe at Aix-les-Bains, and is to re- main there for another fortnight, when she returns to London for a short time, and Lord Londonderry is coming over again for Ascot. Lady Shrewsbury has accompanied her daughter to Aix. As the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were about to be paid off at Wrexham on Saturday morning after their month's annual training, one of the officers' servants, named Kelly, absconded with .t120. He obtained the money by sending a note to the officers' mess asking for it, as the men were wait- ing, and by an accident he unfortunately received it. He got clear away, but the police succeeded in trac- ™g him, and he was apprehended, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. The big blast at Llanberis quarries came off on Saturday afternoon with complete success. Two tons of blasting eelatine, equal to 19 tons of gun- powder, were used, and 100,000 tons of rock were effectually broken up. The inhabitants of the district had removed all their breakable property, a^d, when the time fixed for the explosion approach- ed, they retired to the slopes of Snowdon. These precautions proved, however, to be unnecessary, as the explosion was attended by little noise or vibration. Ann Hughes, a farmer's daugher, living near Pen- maenmawr, was again charged before the Conway magistrates with having poisoned her sister by giving her a dose of rat poison in tea. The two sisters were on bad terms, and the charge against the accused, who had been nearly a fortnight in custody, was based upon a statement made by the deceased, who died after three days illness. The coroner's jury had returned an open verdict. The police have reported that as the county analyst had failed to discover any traces of poison in the viscera, it was useless to pro- ceed with the case. The prisoner has, therfore, been discharged. The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway Bill, on Thursday week, came before Mr Courtney, chairman of Ways and Means, as an unopposed measure. The bill is one to incorporate a company for the purpose of making a railway over ten miles in length, com- mencing in the upper division of Pool parish, in the county of Montgomery, not far from Welshpool Station, and terminating in the parish of Llanfair- Caereinion. The power to acquire land is limited to CaereiniOn. three years, and the works are to be completed in five years. Power is also sought in the bill to enter working agreements with the Cambrian Company. The bill passed, and was ordered to be reported to the House. On Friday week, at the Swansea Town Hall, an interesting presentation was made to Mr Smith, the newly-appointed head constable of Carmarthen, by his old comrades in the Swansea police force. The presentation took the form of a purse of gold and a portrait of the police band, of which Mr Smith was a member. In making the presentation, Captain Colquohoun said that Mr Smith was leaving the Swansea force regretted by all, for he had won the trood opinion of everyone. He had always done his duty in a way which had given great satisfaction, not only to the officers of the force, but also to the pub- lic at large. The goodwill he carried with him from the Swansea force he (the speaker) was sure he would soon acquire at Carmarthen, because it was his nature to do so. He heartily wiahed bim success in his new sphere. Superintendent Holland, Detective Inspector Jones, and Inspector Flynn endorsed all that had been said. Head Constable Smith suitably replied.
public Notices. WATERFORD A ABERDOVEY STEAM- SHIP COMPANY. SHORTEST AND MOST EXPEDITIOUS ROUTE TO THE MIDLAND COUNTIES And other important Districts of England. Commencing on TUESDAY, 19TH APRIL INST., The Fast andPowerful Screw Steamer,'LIVERPOOL,' or other suitable Vessel, will sail as under (weather permitt:np), between WATERFORD AND ABERDOVEY, Carrying Passengers, Merchandise, and Live Stock, in connection with the CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. WATERFORD TO ABERDOVEY. Tuesday, A^r.] 19..I Aft'rnoori Th'trsrtaT, May 12..8 Afternoon Thursday, 214 „ Tuell IIY, „ 17..3 Tuesday, 2(3.6 Thur-.il»y, 19..5 Tbur.-day, 28..8 Tiiexliv, 24. w Tuesday, May 3..4 Thursday, 26 .9 „ Thursday, „ 3..6 Tutsiay, 31..3 Tuesday, 10..J 11 ABERDOVEY TO WATERFORD. Wednesday, April 20 .0 APon Friday, May 13..10 AF'on Friday, 22.7 „ Wednesday, 18..5 Wednesday, 27 .8 „ Friday „ 20..6 Jri'lay, 29..10 Wednesday, „ 2.">. 7 Wednesday, May 4..5 „ Fr day. „ 27..8 „ Friday, 29..10 Wednesday, „ 2.">. 7 Wednesday, May 4..5 „ rr day. 27..8 „ Friday, 6 .6 Wednesday, Jun<? 1 .9 Wednesday, 11..9 A Steamer will be despatched from Waterford on Saturday Evenings if uufficient Cargo is offered. PASSENGER FARES BKTWEEN WATERFORD AND ABERDOVEY Cabin, 12s 6d Single. Retnrn Tickets, available for one Month, 19s. Steerage, 7s 6d Single. Return Tickets, available for one Month, 12e. Children under Three years of age, Free; above Three and under Twelve, Half-price. THIS ROUTE OFFERS SPECIAL ADVANTAGES. For the conveyance of Live Stock from Ireland, owing to the favourable course of the enrrents in the part of the Channel to be navigated, and its freedom from fogs. On arrival alongside the deep-water Pier at Aberdovey Shippers may, as so its their con- venience, either despatch their Stock to destination immediately, or place them in a field adjoining the Cambrian Company's Station, where they will be allowed to remain free of charge for twenty-four boors, and from which they ean be loaded at any time direct into Trucks. FISH, MEAT, POULTRY, BACON, Ac can be transferred at Aberdovey direct from the Steamer into RailwayWagons on the Pier, whereby expeditions transit is ensured. For Conditions see Forms of Consignment Note. Cargo intended for Conveyance by the Aberdovey Boate will be received at ihe Company's Berth, Custom House Quay, Waterford, and Live Stock at the Company's Cattle Yard, Condnit Lane. Maps of the New Route and all information can be obtained from the Agent, Mr JOHN DOWNEY, Custom House Quay, Waterford. Waterford, April, 1887. WHITSUNTIDE EXCURSIONS. ON TUESDAY, May 31st, Cheap Day Excursion Tickets will be issued from Aberystwyth, Aber- dovey, Towyn, and intermediate stations to Barmouth, Harlech, Portmadoc and Criccieth, by 8.0 a.m. train ex Aberystwyth, and 9 5 a.m. train from Aberdovey. ON Monday, May 30th, Cheap Day Excursion Tickets will be issued from Pwllheli, Barmouth, Machynlleth, and intermediate stations, to Aber. ystwyth, Borth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Dolgelley, &c., by train leaving Pwllheli 6.30 a.m., Barmouth at 7.49 a.m., and Machynlleth at 8.15 and 8.30 a.m. ON WHIT-MONDAY, May 30th, Cheap Day Excursion Tickets will be issued from Dol- gelley and Penmaenpool to Barmouth, and from Dolgelley, Penmaenpool, and Barmouth, to Harlech and Criccieth. ——— HOKSE SHOW AT CARNARVON, MAT 30TH. Cheap Day Return Tickets will be issued from Portmadoc,Criccieth, andPwllheli, toCARNARVON, by trains leaving Portmadoc 7.5 a.m. and 10.43 a.m., and Pwllheli at 7.15 a.m. and 10.55 a.m. The return trains leave Carnarvon at 7.0 pjn. and 8.50 p.m. same day. For full particulars as to fares and times see Com- pany's Bills. IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE OF THE < ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER' WILL BE COMMENCED A NEW SERIAL TALE, ENTITLED "NOBLER THAN REVENGE, BY THE AUTHOR OF "ATHERSTONE GRANGE."
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NEWS AND OBSERVA norsrsT ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. Journalists can no longer complain that they and their names are hidden under a bushel. The "Journalist" is devoted exclu- sively to the interests of quill-drivers, and the leading magazines frequently devote articles to;Press matters. Last week's issue of The British Weekly" contains a sketch of the life, with portrait, of Mr W. T. STEAT), editor of "The Pall Mall Gazette," and Mr JAMES GREENWOOD contributes his Experiences as a Journalist," for which he has been awarded a prize of fifty pounds, to Tit Bits" of last Saturday. We should say that the "Experiences" without the writer's name would not be worth more than fifty shillings at the outside. The Foresters' excursion to Birmingham, on Whit Tuesday, is likely to be a success. The Town Council have decided to-pfece some additional seats be placed on the Plascrug walk and the Marine Terrace. A number of seats in Craiglais Quarry and alongside the walk between Mr DAVID JONES' farmhouse and Pwll Simon would be a great acquisition, and the owners of the land might well be approached with respect to the matter. Now that the summer is approaching some steps ought to be taken to keep the road by the Llangawsa tanjard free from tan and in a passable condition. We understand that Mr WILLIAM MORBIS, the owner of the premises, J is willing to meet the council ia the matter, j # In most parts of the country Jubilee day j will be commemorated by a treat to the children and the poor. j — ■ j Conservatives will be pleased to learn that the Conservative Working Men's Club has done well during the past year, in various ways. At the end of the financial year there was a balance in hand. The Court Circular says that the costume worn by Viscountess PARKER at the Drawing- room was most becoming, and admirably suited her ladyship, who was among the most admired of the bridal presentations; her beauty was generally noticed. The costume consisted of corsage and train of rich white and silver brocade, lined with white poult de soie jupe of tulle with silver stars, and draped with fine Brussels lace, and broad sash at side of silver Jubilee ribbon; corsage to correspond. Head- I dress, tulle, veil and plumes ornaments, diamonds. The Marchioness (Dow.) of LONDONDERRY wore a train and bodice of black Lyons velvet, lined with moire and handsomely embroidered with jet; petticoat of rich black silk, with entire tablier of jet; velvet bodice trimmed with jet and very handsome diamond orna- ments. Ornaments, diamond tiara, neck- lace, &c. A London correspondent, referring to the special service at St. Margaret's, on Sunday, says the sermon was one of the most magni- ficent pieces of pulpit declamation heard in our time. Bishop BOYD CARPENTER has not a commanding figure. By the side of the Archbishop of YORK he looks like a dwarf- He has a boyish head, which also looks small- He has no very attractive gestures. He rivetted his congregation entirely by his elo- quence. As a tour de force his sermon deserves to be celebrated. It was delivered entirely without note. His manuscript passed out of his hands before he ascended the pulpit. For 50 minutes he poured out, with very rapid delivery, thought, argument, sentiment, never faltering, never hesitating, and at times burst- ing into the most rushing eloquence. He took for his text that love of Jerusalem which was expressed by the Hebrew psalmist by the waters of Babylon. He made Jerusalem stand both for our highest weal and for the object of our patriotism. Everything came into review. The controversy aroused over the publication of Tennyson's pendant to Locksley Hall'' was greeted with a remark on the oddity of finding the poet a pessimist and the statesman an optimist. Statesmen were told that their blunders, because they set bad precedents, were often crimes against humanity. Artists were warned that if indolence made them give up the highest endeavour their right hand would lose its cunning. The description of England as the larger England of her vast empire was a prose poem. But for rhetorical glow, a pass- age in which the age was described as great because of its great achievements in science and thought, because of its exploration, and because of its literature, and especially its pure fictions and poetry, was more impressive. The discourse will, of course, be reprinted, pro- bably at the request of the House of Commons. The June number of "Harper's Magazine will be of special interest to Welshmen on account of the interesting and beautifully illustrated paper on The Route of the Wild Irishman along the north coast of Wales. The places depicted by the artist are Pen. maenmawr, Conway Castle and the Stack Light as seen from Holyhead. The writer speaks of Rhyl as the flat and rectangular little watering-place whose noisy excursionists from Lancashire and Yorkshire bathe in a yellow mixture of mud washed down from the Dee and the Mersey," but he mentions Llan- dudno as one of the most delightful of watering-places and then adds that all other things are dwarfed in comparision with Pen- maenmawr." The district through which the Wild Irishman runs is from Chester to Holy- h"ad, and this paper cannot fail to induce many holiday-makers to visit the places mentioned in it. A few years ago an article descriptive of South Wales was published in Harpers' and we should like to see another describing Mid-Wales, with views of Aber- ystwyth, Aberdovey, Barmouth, Harlech, Bala, and other places of interest, as well as some of the mountain scenery, appearing in the same magazine. A large number of the diocese of Liverpool have signed a latter expressive of their deep regret that a clergyman should be imprisoned for doing what he conscientiously believes to be his duty. They might just as well express regret that a felon should be punished for committing an act which the law prohibits. If the clergy want the law altered they should proceed to work in a constitutional manner. There is no difference between the conduct of these ecclesiastical law-breakers and that of the Land Leaguers who refuse to pay their rents; both have conscientious scruples, and both refuse to comply with the law. The financial position of the Free Church of Scotland is giving anxiety to the General Assembly of that body. The fund for the relief of infirm ministers is £2,000 to the bad, and the committee in charge of it are unable to make any grants for the present year. This state of things is the more serious that every ninth minister in the Church is at present an applicant for relief. When one thinks of the sacrifices which Free Church clergymen made for conscience sake ia the year 1843, it is sad beyond measure that the laity of the present day should fall so short of their duty. But no doubt the matter only needs to be made gener- ally public to bring forth a speedy remedy. The Rev. J. BELL Cox, who got imprisoned for disobeying the law, has been released on a technical ground. The decision does not in I any way interfere with the fact that the rev. gentleman is guilty of breaking the law of the land. Some of the clergy of the Established Church seem to be under the impression that they are exempt from all laws which are disagreeable to them, and they openly set such laws at defiance, quite regardless of con- sequences. It is every man's bonuden duty, morally and legally, to submit to the laws of the country in which he lives; otherwise there would be an end to all good government and order. And the obligation to submit to the recognised powers is greatly increased in the case of the clergy. But if they openly violate the recognised laws of the land, and treat the decisions of the magistrates and judges with contempt, how can they expect their words, uttered in church or elsewhere, to be listened to with respect by the hearers? This organ- ised insubordination on the part of a section of the clergy cannot fail to bring religion into disrepute, and the Established Church into contempt. It is not generally known that boycotting is practically the same as excommunication. Under the old laws when the sentence of ex- communication was passed against a man no- body, excepting his wife and family, was allow- ed to eat and drink, to trade, to converse, or so much as salute him, without a licence from the ministry: so that by seeing himself thus abandoned and abhorred, he might be shamed into repentance. His children born after his excommunication were not admitted to baptism till they were either adult, or desired it, or else were presented by the mother or some other friends, who at the same time had to declare abhorrence of the father's incor- rigi blelless. Mr O'BRIEN is suffering from the effects of the injuries which he received at the hands of the mobs at Toronto and Kingston-and Mr O'BRIEN is very angry. We regret that Mr O'BRIEN has sustained a certain amount of in. jury, just as we regret that any Irish persons should suffer from the ferocity of their oppo- I nents but Mr O'BRIEN will now be able to sympathise much more fully, and feelingly, .than has hitherto been the case with the great number of men and women who have suffered injury at the hands of the active agents of the Land League. Mr O'BRIEN has been struck with stones; but after all, it is better to be bit with stones than to be shot in the legs-as has happened to scores of men who ventured to pay their rent. Mr O'BRIEN has had his hat knocked off, and has received a scalp wound but this can scarcely have given him as much pain as that inflicted upon the numerous women who have been carded," or had pitch poured upon their heads by the agents of that League of which Mr O'BRIEN is a prominent member. We cannot see that any more sympathy is due to Mr O'BRIEN than to the many un- fortunate persons who have suffered after being denounced by Mr O'BRIEN'S paper. No doubt that gentleman is of opinion that what is sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander, and that what is very right and proper treatment for a man who pays his rent is a monstrous outrage when perpetrated upon one who edits a paper. The public, however, will fail to see the distinction-although in certain circles Mr O'BRIEN will doubtless be considered as a martyr. The Fifth Brigade, which will end its train- ing to-day, was inspected on Thursday, by Colonel TYLER, who expressed himself pleased with the regiment. Colonel WILLIAMS, the commanding officer, retires from the service, and will propably be succeeded by Major LLOYD, Captain BONSALL being appointed major. It is understood that Major SCARLETT, the adjutant, will leave the brigade, and rejoin the Horse Artillery. Both the retiring officers are highly respected by the men-as indeed are the officers, who have done all in theit- power to make the men comfortable as well as soldierlike. Perhaps the soldiers have not been quite so smart and trim as in former years, but allowing for the inconveniences of camp life their conduct has been very com- mendable.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. Bathing in the sea has commenced, and some of the Ilentlemen's machines have been placed on the beach. There was a sharp fall of hail on Saturday morn- ing. The Marchioness (Dowager) of Londonderry and Lady Alexandrina Vane Tempest have arrived a.t 3, Hamilton-place, for the season. Mr John James has been unwell during the week, but is now recovering. Mr G. Williams is also re- covering from indi-pesition. Mr Tracy Turnerolli has written a Jubilee hymn, which is being adapted to the music of "Home,sweet Home." Clergymen, conductors of choirs, and others may have a copy gratuitously on application to the author, at Tracy Lodge, Leamington. BAPTISM.-On Sunday three persons-two young women and a young man-were baptised at the Baptist Welsh chapel, by the Rev J. A. Morris. A prown-up girl was christened at Trinity Church, on Wednesday, by the Rev D. W. Jenkins, curate. j Mr Marchant Williams has takea in hand the movement for securing a grant from the Roya* Bounty Fund to the widow of the popular Welsh bard, Ceiriog. Ha has also started a fund, with Mr Lewis Morris as chairman of the committee, and Mr Stuart Rendel as treasurer. Ceiriog has won so distinguished a place in the affections of his country- men that it will be a strange matter if they fail to respond willingly and generously to the appeal which is about to be made to them. SUCCESSOR A WKLBH STUDENT AT OXFORD.— The Lothian Essay prize, open to all members of the University of Ie- than seven years' standing, has just been awarded to Mr Owen Edwards, scholar of Balliol College, and late student at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. The prize, is of the value pf .£40, and the subject this year was Thomas Cromwell." It will be remembered that last year Mr Edwards won the Stanhope Essay prize thus winning these two important and valuable Universtitsy prizes in two successive years, and that while still an undergraduate, a feat almost, if not quite without a precedent. PRIMROSE LEAGUE.—A concert will be given at the Assembly Rooms, Great Darkgate-street, on Monday evening, under the auspices of the county habitation of the Primrose League. The Countess of Lisburne and Mrs. W. B. Powell are organising the entertainment, and all members will be admitted free. Friends of members will be admitted on pay. ment of sixpence each, and the proceeds are to be devoted towards the funds of the Conservative Working Men's Club in this town. TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM.—The members of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Old Castle, have arranged for an excursion to Birmingham on Tuese day next (Whit-Tuesday). The tra'n will leave here at 5.30. The faro is 5s. for Ihe double journev There will be a grand fete at A'-ton Lower Grounds and in the evening a display of fireworks. The horne journey will be commenced from Witton station at 10.25 the same night, so that there will be amnio opportunity for seeing the pyrotechnic display. p THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF MAY.—On Tuesday, being the Queen' birthday, the officers and the 5th brigade, R.A., paraded the town, headed b the band of the regiment, under the leadershin "f Sergeant Watts. The men looked well, nothwith standing the hardships of a camp life they presented a very clean and soldier-like appearance, and th parade was witnessed by large numbers of peonl ° On reaching the camp three hearty cheers were giv °' by the brigade for her Majesty, and the officers al** came in for ovations. In the evening a numero company of the friends of the officers were guest and a capital spread was provided by Mr John Gullft8' and his daugher-in-law, Mrs W. Gulley, of Aldersho^ the caterers for the officers' mess. All who want to buy Drapery Goods, boys' or men' Ready-made Clothes, dress, furnishing, or hou 8 hold goods of any description, would do well to c^l at J. Walter Evans, general draper and clothi Little Darkgate-street (opposite the Corn Marl^f Hall), Aberystwyth. Choice assortment of floor and stair oil cloths and lace curtains in new desien also latest novelties in prints and dress goods. gn">' made to order on shortest notice. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—Mr J. J. Griffiths, the mueh respected Prov. C.S. of the Aberystwyth district a S senior auditor of the Manchester Unity, has be unanimously elected deputy to attend the forth*1 coming A.M.C. at Dover in Whit week. Sever 1 important amendments are proposed to be made the general laws of the order. The compnlaom adoption of the directors' District Funeral Fund1*" scheme has been viewed with disfavour by a lar number of the deputies at the Aberystwyth Stafford A.M.C's., and will again cause a long d cussion. The strength of the Unity is shown by th*" following statement: — Number of members iat January* 1886, 605,922 admissions by initiation dnr ing 1886 in Great Britian and Ireland, 36418. admission (by reinstated) of suspended lodges A 271 increase in the colonies, 3,249; deaths in Great Britain, &c., 1886, 7,433 suspensions, succession &c, 20,840; total number of members 1st JannniJ!' 1887, 617,587 net increase during 1886, 11,665. Thn Manchester Unity is also the richest Friendly Society in the world, possessing a capital on the 1st Jannn^ 1887, of £ 6,317,134 10s 6d. ary' CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending May 22nd 1887 Miles open 182. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, £ 1,521; merchandise min- erals and live stock, £ 1,662 total for the'week £ 3,183. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year :—Miles open, 182. Passengers parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ l 459 merchandise, minerals and live stock, £1,610 total for the week, £ 3,079. Aggregate from commence- ment of half-year to this date, .£58,263; aggregate last year, £ 56,359. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, Y.52 increase; merchandise minerals and live stock, X52 increase total increase for the week, £ 104 aggregate increase from com- mencement of half-year to this date. £ 1.904.
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SHERIFF'S COURT. MrW. Hughea Jones, under sheriff, held an in quisition under a writ of elegit at the Town Hall on Tuesday morning, to enquire into what property James Williams, ef Trefechan, was possessed of in December, 1884. The following were sworn on the jury :-Messrs A. J. Grove (foreman), Richard Felix, W. T. Williams, Edward Mathews, Terrace-road, T. E. Morgan, Great Darkgate-street, D. Owen, Great Darkgate-street, David Lewis, Great Darkgate-street, John Hughes, Terrace-road, John Morgan, timber merchant, John Mathias, Bridge-street, J. R. Jones, Talbot Hotel, and David Richards, Great Darkgate-street. ■F- R- Roberts, jun., in opening the case, said that some years ago a sum of £ 1,200 was advanced on mortgage of certain house property in Trefechan to James Williams, formerly of Tyncastell. Since that time it had been found that the rents of this property were insufficient to pay the interest, and it came to the knowledge of the mortgagees that James Williams was possessed of other property, and the only means of getting at the property was either by the consent of James Williams or resorting to law, and they were now taking these proceedings to compel him to hand over any other property he might be possessed of. The questions for the jury to consider were, has James Williams got any other property, and if he has, what is the annual value of the property? The only evidence he should put before them would be his own, relating to oue farm known as Tyncastell, in which the defendant had a life interest, and for which he had been receiving the rentlwith the con- sent of James Williams, who had been present when he (Mr Roberts) received the rent. But the mortga- gees were not satisfied with his verbal consent, as he might turn round at any time and refuse to allow them to take the rent, and therefore the present pro- ceenings were taken. Mr F. R. Roberts, jun., was then sworn, and he said My firm has for many years acted as solicitors for James Williams, Tyncastell, the defendant. He is indebted to Frederick Rowland Roberts and Morgan Evans in the sum of £ 1,200. The defendant is entitled, as I know of my own knowledge, to a life interest in the farm of Tyncastell, situate near Devil's Bridge, under the will of his grandfather, John Jones, Bryneithin. This farm is in the occupa- tion of Henry Evans and his under-tenants. The rent of this farm is .£35, and I have received the rent since June, 1885. The defendant has constantly been present when I received the rent. I put the copy of of the will in. The Under-Sheriff having summed up, the jury, after some consideration, returned a verdict that defendant was possessed of this property, and that it was of the annual value of £ (5.
CARDIGAN, SATURDAY. Wheat, 5s Od to Os Od per 651bs barley, 3s 6d to 3s 9d per 561bs oats, 2s Od to Os Od per 75lbs eggs, 120 for 5s 6d; fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 4d salt do., Os Od to Os Od fowls, 3s Od to 4s 6d per couple^ ducks, Os Od to Os Od geese, Od to Od per lb.
YSPYTTY YSTWYTH. On Thursday next, the 2nd of June, a choral-festi- val will be held at St John s church, in which several of the neighbouring churches will take part, and it is expected that the singing will be very creditable. There will be service and sermon on the preceding night also.
A BUILTH DIVORCE CASE. The case of Wilson v. Wilson and Bennett, in which the co-respondent is a medical man living at Builth, was decided on Thursday, the petition being dismissed.
PONTYPOOL BAPTIST COLLEGE. The annual meetings of the College at Pontypool, were held on May 16 to 18. The business conference on Wednesday was prefaced by a service on Monday, when Rev. Robert Jones preached, and by a devotion- al service on Tuesday, when Rev. Evan Thomas presided. At the College Union, Rev. D. Bevan Jones introduced the disscussionon Ministerial Success." At night the public meeting was addressed by Mr W. Sandbrook, who presided, and Revs. E. McLean and T. V. Tymms, of London. At the business meeting, when Mr. B. Lewis, J.P., presided, Rev. Principal Edwards, B.A., submitted the report, showing a defiicit of .£63. The vacancy in the treasureship of the College, caused by the death of Mr D. Davies, was filled by the appointment of Mr B. Lewis, of Abergavenny. It was resolved to raise a fund of .£7..°00, to be called the College Jubilee Fund (this year being its 50th). The closing meeting on Wednesday afternoon was held on the college lawn, when the Rev. A. J. Parry presided, and the prizes were awarded to the students. Rev. Robert Jones, of Llanllyfni, a veritable octogenarian, delivered a quaint address on Christmas Evans.
Mr Walter Darkin, who has successfully and pro- minently identified himself with argicultural journal- ism, has just entered upon a new undertaking in the way of a penny weekly called Farm, Field, and Fireside An Agricultural, Rural, and Domestic Journal for the Farm, Dairy, Live Stock, Stable, Poultry, Garden, Home (published at 1. Essex Street, Strand, London). The title and sub-titles are toler- ably comprehensive, and the journal, the first num- ber of which is before us, contains something of interest to all classes. The paper consists of 24 pp. foolscap, the matter exceedingly well arranged, care- fully condensed, and well edited, and printed on good 1 paper, illustrated. It certainly is, without flattery,, « qptoadid pennyworth.
CARDIGANSHIRE LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION. A well-attended meeting of Liberal-Union- ists-convened by the Central Liberal Unionist Association, London-was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Thursday. Reporters were excluded from the meeting, but we under- stand the following to be an accurate account of the proceedings. A resolution approving of the establishment of a Liberal Unionist Association in the county was unanimously carried. An executive committee was ap- pointed, as well as a treasurer, secretary and registration agent. The election of other officers was deferred till the next general meeting. A resolution expressing confidence in the Unionist leaders in Parliament, namely, Lord Hartington, Messrs. J. Bright and J. Chamberlain, was submitted to the meeting and carried with acclamation. After some discussion bad taken place respecting the position of the Unionist party in the county, and other matters in connection with the Unionist cause, a very successful meeting was brought to a close with a cordial vote of thanks to the chairman. It was pro- posed by Mr T. H. R. Hughes, J.P., Neuadd, that Alderman Tout be elected chairman, and Mr Morgan Richardson, Cardigan, was appointed treasurer.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL. On Sunday at Llansamlet parish church, the Rev Canon Walters, D.D., vicar, publicly announced that he had during the preceding week been to see Llan- ddewi-Aberarth, the living recently offered him by the Bishop of St David's. He had, he said, instituted careful inquiries, and after duly weighing the matter in every possible light, and giving it his best and most earnest consideration, he had elected to remain at Llansamlet. The announcement seemed to give general satisfaction to all who were present, and there were evident tokens of warm approval, which subsequently found expression in hearty congratula- tions after the service was concluded. The completion of 21 years' ministry by Rev R. W. Griffith, Independent, at Bethel, near Carnarvon, was last week commemorated. A beautifully illu- minated address was presented to him at a meeting at which Revs Principal Lewis, B.A., E. Herbert Evans, J. E. Owen, Justin Evans, of London, and others took part. At the same time a commodious room, intended for vestry, classes, &c., was formally opened. Sermons were preached by Rev E. H. Evans, LI. B. Roberts, L. Williams, H. P. Williams, W. Griffiths, M. O. Evans, of Bangor. The late Mr John Evans, Independent, of Pem- broke, whose funeral took place on Saturday, had expressed a desire to be buried by his minister, Rev H. Powell, and that his body might be carried to the church. The vicar, Rev D. R. P. Davies, consented to read the burial service in the church, in order that the wish might be legally carried out. Rev T. N. Morgan has been ordained to the ministry at Bethel chapel, Swyddffynnon. Revs J. A. Morris and T. E. Williams, of Aberystwyth J. D. Evans, of Pumpsaint; John Thomas, of Car- marthen J. Williams, of Cardigan; and R. E. Williams took part in the services, which were also held at the branch church at Pontrhydfendigiad. The death is announced of Mr D. Foulkes, of Llan- silin, a well-known Welsh Wesleyan member of a historic national family. At the funeral, in the pretty churchyard of Llangedwyn, there was a very large attendance of ministers of all denominations, and the Dowager Lady Wynn, with others sent floral wreaths. Such are the close relations existing between the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists and tho English Pres- byterians, that at the Synod of the former, held this week in Liverpool, Rev W. S. Swanson, Moderator of the English Synod, attended for the first time, not as a deputy, but as a corresponding member. Such is the religious enthusiasm of the Welsh friends, that Mr Swanson had to address two meetings in different churches the same evening. The Rev. L. Rhystid Davies, Llanarth, has accepted a call to the pastorate of Cwmbach Church. Carmar- thenshire. The Presbytery has confirmed tie call, and Mr Daries will commence duties forthwith. The Church at Taliesin, has invited Mr Abraham Oliver, University College of Wales, to become its pastor. The call has baen accepted. On Sunday, special services were held at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Newtown the preacher being the Rev Dr Edwards, Principal of University College of Wales. In the afternoon the doctor preached to an immense congregation in the Baptist Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion. There were also crowded attendances at the morning and evening services. Collections were taken at the afternoon and evening services, and amounted to over .£13. Mr Thomas Clayton, of Brynmally, has presented a site for the new church at Brymbo, near Wrexham, which is to he built at a cost of Xl,000, and will con- tain 350 sittings,all free. This week the building fund was augmented by a three days' bazaar. Rev E. T. Davies has closed his ministry at Aber- gele, with S. Feorge's and Moelfro, which has exten- ded over 40 years. For a long time Mr (Davies has rendered services to the churches in the district as secretary of the Welsh Independent Association for Denbighshire and Flintshire, the annual "Cymanfa." of which is to be held next month at Caergwele. The ordination service of the Rev J. A. Jenkins B.A. (Lond.), of this town, as pastor of the Congre- gational church in Richmond-road, Cardiff, took place on Friday evening, May 20th. The Rev Principal C. Scott, LL.B., B.A., of the Lancashire Independent College, Manchester, occupied the chair, and gave an address on Congregational Principles;" the Rev Principal Edwards, D.D. (Edin.), M.A., gave the I charge to the pastor, and the Rev John Williamson, M.A., Cardiff, offered up the ordination prayer. On the Sunday morning following the Rev Job Miles gave the charge to the church.
MARKETS. [PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAM. ] LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY. The market opened steady for wheat at Tuesday's rates, but not active. India corn quiet and un- changed. New mixed American 4s lid to 4s 2d. Beans, saidi, easier, at 263 to 26s 6d. Peas un- changed. Oats steady, unchanged. English, white 2s 5d to 2s 9d. Weather dull, with cool temperature.
ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY. Wheat 4i 6d to 5s 6d per bushel barley, 3s Od to 3s 6d per bushel white oats, new 2s 6d to 3s Od per bushel old Os Od to Os Od per bushel eggs, 24 for a Is fresh butter, Is Od to Is 2d per lb salt ditto, 10d to Is 0d per lb fowls, per couple, 3s Od to 4s Od; ducks do., Os Od to Os Od geese, Os Od to Os Od turkeys, 0:3 Od to Os Od; Welsh cheese, Os Od potatoes, per bushel, 2s 6d to Os Od; new do., Os Od per lb.
NEWTOWN, TUESDAY. Wheat, 16s Od to 18s Od per 2401bs. barley, 4s 8d to 5s 6d per 701bs.; oats, 17s 6d to 21s Od per 2251ba.; eggs, 20 to — for a shilling butter, Is 4d to Is 6d per lb.; fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple ducks 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; geese, 5s 6d to 7s 6d, each; turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each potatoes, is per 201bs.; beef, 5d to 7d per lib.; mutton, 7d to Sd; veal 9d to 0d.; pork, 7d to 8d.
WELSHPOOL, MONDAY. Wheat, Os Od to Os Od per 75 lbs.; barley, Os Od to Os Od per 701bs.; oats, -s Od to 16s Od eggs, 18 to 20 for a shilling; butter, Os 9d to Os lOd per lib.; fowls, 4s Od to 6s Od per couple ducks, Os Od to Os Od per couple geese Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each; potatoes, Os Od to Os Od per 901bu.
CARMARTHEN, SATURDAY. Eggs, 20 to 22 for Is fresh butter, s 10d to Is Id per Ib; salt do.,0s9 £ dto Os 10ld per lb; fowls,4s 6d to 5s 6d per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; geese, 0s Od to 0s Od; turkeys, 0s Od to 0s Od; cheese, 28s to 30s per lOOlbs; barley, 0s d to 0s Od per bushel; wheat, Os Od to Os Od per bushel; oats, Os Od per bushel.
FAIR WHITE HANDS BRIGHT CLEAR COMPLEXION. SOFT HEALTHFUL SKIN. PELITSI SOAP, for Toilet and Nursery, specially prepared for the delicate skin of ladies andchildren,and others sensitive to the weather, winter or summer. Prevents redness, rough- ness, and chapping. Sold Everywhere. Large Scented tablets Is., Smaller (Unscented) 6d.
THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND. Lord Londonderry will not again return to Ireland except in an emergency, after the Qaeen's Jubilee celebration in London. Lady Londonderry has ar- rived in London from Aix Le Bains, ooa RIDENTBLJ im proved ia health.
LATEST AND TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Observer Office, Friday, 2.30 p.m. [PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS, &C.] COLLIERY EXPLOSION. LOSS OF LIFE. An explosion occurred at eight o'clock lasfc I night at Lilly Lane Colliery, Bryn, near Wigan. The night shift consisted of about nine men. A blast of wind knocked thent down, rendering them insensible. Alarm being raised Mr Isaac James, manager, antt Mr Grimke, mining engineer, descended with a party, and, according to the best information obtainable, found one man dead. Two others, John Harrison, and Peter Clare, are undis- covered, with little hope of rescue. Four others were brought up suffering from gas ani bruises. The explosion was felt at Edge Hill Colliery, which communicates with° Lilly Lane, a mile distant. In a later telegram the Press Association Newton-le-Willows correspondent says that the explosion at Bryn Colliery, near Wigan, has thus far resulted in the loss of one life, and two other men are still entombed, with little chance of being rescued.
ARCHIDIACONAL VISITATION. The Venerable Archdeacon North made his vernal visitation to this town to-day (Friday), t Morning prayer was conducted by the Rev J. f H. Protheroe, vicar, at St Michael's church at 12.30. The clergy present inlcuded the Revs J. Pngfr* R.D Llanbadarn-fawr Prebendary Williams, Holy Trinity J. H. Protheroe, St. Michael's W. J- Wooding, Eglwysfach; D. Lewis, Llancynfelin; 3. M. Griffiths, Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn; T. Thomaa, Talybont; L. Roderick, Borth; A. Williams, Elerch; M. Morgan, Penrhyncoch, W. Evans, Llangorwen; J. Rees, Capel Bangor W. Gabe, Goginan T Party* Llanbadarn; W. Williams, Llanafan; E. Jones, Strath Florida; J. Jones, Ystrad Meurig M. Evans, Llaa- gwyryfon J. Evans, Llansautfraid T. Evans,' Llaa- rhystyd; J. Lloyd, Llanddeinol; E. Edwards, Llanfi— hangel-y-Croyddin; J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar; 3. Thomas, Rhostie; D. Jenkins, Llanychaiarn; Fl. Alban, Lledrod, D. L Davies, D. W. Jenkioa aBt W. Evans, Aberystwyth. The following churchwardens were sworn Aberystwyth (St. Michaol's), Messrs E. P. wynne and B. E. Morgan (Trinity), John Morgan Jones; Elerch, Thomas Jones and Thomas Richards; Llatt* cynfelin, John Jones; Llanilar, John E. HugheSr Rhostie, Richard j Morgan; Llanfihangel Lledrod. Thomas Jones Llanfihangel-Genenrglyn, D. Jonefl* David Jenkins, G. Kichards, and H. Stinchcombe; Llanfihangel-y-Crenddyn, John Jenkins and J Jones; Llantrisant, E. Hughes Davies Strata Florida, T. Arch Llanafan, George Price Ystradmeurig, ø. Parry; Llanbadarn-fawr, John Thomas, Chas Clart, James Vearey and Evan Simon; Llanddeinol, fly- Pagh Llangorwen, Thomas Oliver and J. Griffiths; Llangwyryfon, John Jones; Llanrhystid, TbonMMt Richards LlausainttTraid, Dl. Jones Llanychaiarn* Hichard Jones and Vaugiian Davies. Mr Harold J. North was the registrar. Afterwards the clergy and churchwardeZO lunched together at the Lion Royal Hotel, aId a discussion took place on several matters relat- ing to t'le Church.
SHIPPING. ARRIVED.-May 2 2nd, s.s. Countess of LisbnrnCi. Jones, Bristol; May 23rd, Mona, s.s. Barmouth May 2 ttli, Brothers' smack, Thorøatr7 Cardiff; May 25th, Jane, smack, Morgana, Abtf- ayron. SAILED.— May 19th, s.s. Drumhendry, Ferrier7 Llanelly May 23rd, s.s. Cauntess of Liverpool.
MACHYNLLETH. BE RICHARD JON.Es.-An adjourned meeting of the creditors of Richard Jones and his mother, Catherine Jones, was held at the Lion Hotel on Wed- nesday. Mr John Evans, Laura-place, AberystwyiJI. was voted to the ohiir. Mr Griffith Jones. Aberyst- wyth, appeared onbshalf of Mrs Jones, Mr C. Millard* Dolgelly, for petitioning- creditor, and Messrs W. B. Davies, Dolgelley, E. Gillart, and John Rowlands ap- peared for other creditors An offer made by Mr » Morgan, brother to Mrs Jones, to give the creditor 3s 8d in the X was gladly accepted, and it was dot cided to sell the debts to Mr Morgan for th* amount.
KISS-IN-THE-RING. A writer in the South Wales Daily News IF says I observe that Mr F. J. Beavan and the a%&- cntive committee will not allow kias-in-the-ring to be enjoyed at the forthcoming school childreB II jubilee festival. Now was the opportunity for the broken-winded poet of the establishment to be trottell out, and after three days' panting this is the wheOsO he has sent me. A little boy loguiter:- <! Allow me to kiss yon, my pretty maid," << no (indignantly) sir," she said Mr F. J. Beavan must be obeyed." Ha.s kissing come under the ba.n of the Church ? Are lips not to have the right of the search For others ? Transgressors, look out for the bïrøJlt- Did Mr F. Beavan ever pay court To a lovely damsel who perhaps, was soujrht Under the berry-and do what he ought ? Certainly not, he was chilling- and staid e;ri Ws Mm round "»> "Srt of a iaii. His wondrous propriety never strayed. His wondrous propriety never strayed. A kiss-in-the-ring has become most immoral^ A C play will lose all the laurel, And nnd their reward in nothing but sorrel.
METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER, ABERYSTWYTH. Att. Dry. Wet Date. Bar. Ther. Bulb. Bulb Max. Min.Rain. Willi, in. deg. deg. deg. deg. deg. in. May 18 30'076 57 51 48 59 48 -91 N.N. W. 19 29-850 57 51 50 53 48 -09 S.W. 20 29-510 53 45 41 54 45 "50 N.W. 21 29*740 52 46 45 54 44 '03 W. 22 29*945 53 48 44 54 44 "04 N W" 04 5 54 45 01 N.N.W- -4 30 350 06 49 46 54 48 *02 N.N.W. Average Max. temperature in shade for week 51*5 „ Minimum „ 46* Total Rainfall *7 inch D. REES DAVIES, M.B., Medical Officer of Iffealtb.
BIRTHS. CAPELL.—May 18th, at 56, Great Coram-streefr. Russell Square, London, the wife of Mr J. Capell eowkeeper, of a son. MORGAN—April 27th, at 25, Barnsbnry Grove, Lon- don, the wife of Mr John Morgan, milkseller. of a son. MARRIAGES. JONES-JAMES.—On Friday, May 20th, by licence f wfp mr 1 Tregaron, before the regis- trar Mr P. Williams, M: Wm Jones, of Ochor, to Mrs Ann James, of the Red Lion Inn. JONES RICH A. Hps. — May 25tb, at Ystumtuen chapel, by the Rev. R. Roberts, in the presence a £ Mr Joseph Morgan, registrar, Edward Jones, Tyn- llechwedd, Ponterwyd, to Laura Louisa Richard** Pencastell. JONES.-May 20th, at Lampeter Workhouse, JOBIT Jones, John Antomato. JENKINS —May 19th, at the Shop, Figure Four Llanychaiarn, Anne Jane Jenkins, aged 15 years. DEATHS. DAVIES.—May 24th, Elizabeth, widow of the late Mr John Davies, Frondeg, Penrhyncoch, aged 63.. JONEs.-May 19th, aged 27, Mr Morgan Jones, Glan- rhydtynoeth, Capel Bangor. WILLIAMS. — May 3rd, at Tynant, Mr David Williams, aged 65 years.
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