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THE "OBSERVER" AND ITS POLICY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,-A letter appeared in your last issue under the above heading in which your shortcomings as an f i are ven^'ated and dragged forth into the light or day and a grand scheme of reformation is pointed out. Now, I scarcely think it right that you should be singled out to receive tips" of this kind as to how to conduct your paper whilst your Aberystwyth contemporary, and such London newspapers as the telegraph, the Standard," and the great 1 hunderer of Printing House-square,do not share in the benefit. I do not approve of such favouritism being shown, and I would strongly advise your corres- pondent to be so good as to favour the Editor of the London "Times" with a few hints respecting the tone he should adopt. True, that personage, who is not so humble-minded as yourself, may deem it a rather singular and novel course to take; but we live, be it remembered, in a go-a-head age. I am sure it would scarcely be resented if he assured the Editor, as was >n your case, that it is admitted on all hands that his paper has, for years, done very good senvce," etc. Such is the mollifying power of a compliment of this kind. I have to congratulate you very much on having the benefit of the advice of a person who is able to gauge public opinion so accurately as your correspondent, for it is really quite phenomenal. For after pointing out a number of deficiencies of a serious character he writes-" Now I maintain that the spirit in which these observations are made is not appreciated by one out of every fifty of those who take the Aberystwyth Observer.' Mar- vellous Yonr correspondent must be possessed of the faculty of clairvoyance, or at least he is a mind- reader, or he could not make such a statement. What accurate and extensive knowledge of public opinion does the above imply, seeing the distance at which he resides from Aberystwyth is upwards of 30 miles I have always admired—doubtless in my ignorance—the tone of moderation and fairness which prevades your journal, and I know of many who share my opinion; but of course he knows of us all, and can bring forward forty-nine against each of us. And how grossly ignorant and stupid you must be to repudiate and set at nought the sentiments of nearly all Your readers on vital questions However this may be, I regard the above averment to involve a fact of a new approach to omniscience-the nearest that I have yet encountered in my life. And I cannot "elp thinking, seeing that your correspondent is a cleric, that Providence may have raised him up for a special purpose at this critical juncture. He comes to sight in the very nick of time, when we require a man who can probe public feeling to its very core, and from that basis devise wise measures for warding off the evils that threaten our Church in Wales. All j-"0 Churchpeople will congratulate themselves that they have found the right man," that he does not hide his light under a bushel, and that he has favoured us with his full address, so that we know exactly where to find him. He sign-i himself as 1, curate of Lampeter," and lest there should be any Possible mistake he gives his place of residence, number 8, Station-terrace. This was very proper, as Lampeter is a large town. His name, it appears, is "D. Daven Jones," and presumably he is a young njan in the flower of his youth, which augurs a fflorious future career. It will be observed that he omits giving us his full Christian name, but that he furnishes the ornamental one "Daven," which he has, doubtless, taken up in accordance with the present fashion to assist him in becoming a man of note at least it gives a man a chance, and men who are possessed of a lively consciousness of being geniuses never fail to seize it. I venture to prognosticate high things of Daven" if he goes on as he has com- nienced. I am told that all Bishops have once been curates, and I see no reason why D. Daven Jones, curate of Lampeter, may not yet wear lawn. I sin- cerely trust, Mr Editor, that you will not fail in such wise to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the various hints which your astute correspondent has Kindly communicated for your future guidance, so as not to trespass again in the matter which he, as a Churchman and progressive Conservative" (if you understand what that is), takes exception to. With nim I trust that I may soon see a decided change for the better in the tone" of you paper.-I am, sir, your very truly, May 31st. A GREEN 'UN. [ We should like our correspondent to have placed his nnme to this letter. He is a gentleman who is well known in the district. Mr J. Hugh Edwards has also sent us a letter on the same subject which, although very lengthy, may appear in our next i->suo.—ED. Ab. Obs.]
SANITARY PRECAUTIONS-EXTRAORDINARY TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER Sir,-It is seldom we hear of a meeting of sanitary authorities or Board of Health, even if such are required, in our noble and healthy "city"l of Dinas Mawddwy, but evidently we have the pleasure of knowing that some would be worthy" member (it) take a remarkably keen interest in the supposed health (not welfare) of us poor and ignorant citizens, but who, judging from his actions, scarcely deserves our thanks, either for the masked motive or his pre- judiced views, and most certainly would fair badly as a candidate for a seat on the board. To rob (or attempt to rob) a poor man of his beer" is bad enough, and has justly been cried a failure- but as a sanitary precaution, to attempt to close up a small stream ofpure spring water flowing through the waste land Dolybont," quite 106 yards from an habitation, in which we poor and supposed ignorant citizens, grow watercress," a nutritious herb "for the service of man is as absurd as the action we attribute to the basest and meanest intentions of our "worthies. Our union sanitary inspector has no doubt, through the union, plenty to do, without paying visits to a trumped-up paltry case as the one in question. In this nineteenth century we ought or should have learnt, that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones." I therefore ask has our worthy or the inspector enquired for or fouud out, whether there are any pigstieil or stables in close proximity to a well of water used ? If go, can it be possible chemical analysis proves this water is not contaminated by the matter running from both into it ? or that Watercress and pure spring water are indeed "injurious to man." My fellow citizens would do well to look into the matter in view of an election constituting a Board of Health extraordinary" with our worthy" as chair- man, whose duty shall be to prevent as much as possible the supply of two essential requirements, which we now enjoy (subject to the above), 1st, pure fresh air 2nd, the purest spring water in Cymrn. When they have so far succeeded I trust our "worthy" will not object to take a lesson, and learn "that it is as well not to interfere in the public affairs and interests of our city before remedying those nearer home. to which it is possible the inspector's attention will be called if not remedied after this. Apologising for occupying so much of your valuable ^Dinas Mawddwy. CITIZEN.
THE CHILDREN'S TRIBUTE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVER. Sir,- Walcs- the land of Bards "-is, I believe, thoroughly loyal and devoted to the Queen. On the other hand, her Majesty's esteem for her Welsh subjects is well known. I have no doubt therefore the children of Wales will be as willing to sing a Song of loyalty and love to the Queen as the children of England and Scotland have shewn themselves. In England the Children's Jubilee Song" is being sung by upwards of 100,000 children in the provinces, and will be sung by the principal Board and National schools in London on the day of the Jubilee. The song has been translated into Welsh by the Venerable Archdeacon Evans, of Bangor, and will, I hope, be sung far and wide, by itlae schools of your princi- pality. Kindly forward its adoption in Wales by making known that 12 copies of the words in the Welsh language, adapted to the air of Home Sweet Home" or to God save the Prince of Wales," will be sent: by me, gratuitously and post free, to all clergymen and ministers desirous of having the song sung by the children of their respective parishes. There will be no applications for any subscriptions or help from any quarter. I take all expenses on myself—right glad to have been privileged to contribute a little, by purse as well as brains, to the general loyalty and joy. TRACY TURNE2ELLI. Tracy Lodge, Leamington, May 1887.
I CONSERVATIVE WORKING MEN'S CLUB. I The third annual meeting of the members of the above club was held at their club rooms on Wednes- day evening, when Mr Vaughan Davies, president, occupied the chair. Mr W. H. Meredyth was also I present, and there was a large attendance of members. The secretary (Mr D. Davies) presented a report and balance sheet for the past year, which showed that the club is steadily increasing in num- bers, and there was a large balance in the hands of the treasurer in favour of the institution. This is mainly due to the exertions put forth by the late chairman, Councillor B. E. Morgan, who has been, during his year of office, most indefatigable in his exertions to place the club in a sound financial position. Mr B. E. Morgan declined to take the chair for the forthcoming year, on the ground that he believed a change should be made yearly, and there- fore, although duly nominated, his candidature was withdrawn. Mr H. Bonsall, solicitor, and Mr O. L. Roberts were the only other two candidates, and the nominators of the former gentleman having with- drawn his candidature, Mr O. L. Roberts was declared unanimously elected. For the office of vice- chairman two candidates were proposed—Mr J. P. Lewis, Aberystwyth Observer," and Mr A. Perry, painter. A ballot was taken, and Mr Lewis was de- clared elected. The working committee of seven was next balloted for, and the result was declared in the following order:—Mr Hawkins, Pier-street, Mr B. E. Morgan, Mr John Morgan, timber merchant, Mr J. D. Hughes, Mr R. J. Jones, Northgate-street, Mr John Watkins, jun., and Mr D. P. Jones. The trustees-Mr B. E. Morgan, Rev T. R. Morice, and Mr John Roberts, Lion Hotel, were re-elected. Mr Lewis Evans, Llanbadarn, and Mr Evan Jones (County Court offices), were elected auditors for the ensuing year. Mr B. E. Morgan, in proposing the re-election of Mr D. Davies as secretary, spoke of the excellent work done by him during the past year, and he also took that opportunity of thanking the treasurer (Mr E. P. Wynne), and all the other officers for the excellent services which they had rendered the club during his year of office. Mr Davies's re-election was seconded by Mr E. P. Wynne, and it was also decided to add an honor- arium of £ 1 to his salary as a recognition of his valu- able services.—Mr E. P. Wynne was unanimously re- elected treasurer for the ensuing year. Mr B. E. Morgan said that it was the intention of the Countess of Lisburne and Mrs W. B. Powell to hand over the proceeds of the Primrose concert-which were pretty considerable —held on Monday evening to the funds of the club, and he proposed that it should be an in- struction to the in-coming Chairman to write a suit- able letter of thanks to these ladies on receipt of the proceeds. This was unanimously agreed to-Mr B. E. Morgan proposed a vote of thanks to the president (Mr Vaughan Davies) for his services during the p vst year. This was seconded by Mr J. P. Lewis, and carried amid acclamation. Mr Vaughan Davies re- plied, stating that he should always be ready to do what he could for the Club and for Conservatism generally in the county. Mr W. H. Meredyth then made a brief, but excellent, address on the pros- pects of Conservatism throughout Wales, and an eminently successful meeting was brought to a close about half past ten o'clock.
YSTRAD MEUREG. TRIENNIAL ELECTION.-Friday, the 10th inst., is I the appointed day for the election of a new board. Mr Lloyd, chairman of the board, called a public vestry of the ratepayers of the school district on I Monday, the 30th ult., at seven p.m., in order to see whether any arrangement could be made to prevent a contest. The meeting was well attended, when the ) Rev J. Jones, vicar of Ystradmeurig, was voted to the chair. Mr Daniel Jones, who has served on the board for the last nine years, informed the meeting I that it was his intention not to serve any longer, and I desired the ratepayers not to mention him this time. A vote by ballot was taken, there being 21 persons named for the five seats, an 1 those that received the named for the five seats, an 1 those that received the I most votes were as follows Mr Owen, Swydd; Mr ) Lloyd, Penlan; Mr Parry, Mynachdy Mr Bebb, Cricklas, all of whom served on the last board, and the Rev J. Jones, being the proposed new member instead of Mr Daniel Jones. Afterwards the five- named gentlemen were formally nominated, an the meeting came to a close. Up to fonr o'clock on Tuesday afternoon no other persons were nominated, being the last day for nominating. The annual concert took place in the schoolroom, Ystrad Meurig, on Wednesday, May 25th, the Rev John Jones, headmaster, occupying the chair. There was a good attendance, and all thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment which had been provided for them. The programme was as follows :—" Hen wlad fy Nhadau," Mr W. Davies pianoforte duet. Miss Jenkins and Miss Davies solo, "Beautiful Isle of the Sea," Mr W. Davies; duet, "Come to our pearly home," Mr J. R. Jones and Miss Goldsworthy solo, "Rejoice greatly," Miss W. Edwards; violin duet, Miss J. and T. Howells; solo, "Yr Alltud o Cymrn," Miss Herbert; glee, "The Gipsy's Song," Mr Tregon- ing and party; solo, "In the north country," Miss Messer; glee, ,lY Gwanwyn," Mr Ishmael and party; solo, Y Bwtbyn ar y traeth," Master D. Davies glee, "Beam of Light," Mr D. Davies and party; solo, "Wouldn't you like to know," Miss Goldsworthy; solo, If ever I cease to love," Mr Pugh farce, "The Quack Doetor," Messrs Fisher, R. D. Williams; C. Davies, J. R. Jone?, J. B. Thomas, and D. Jones; solo, Merch y Melinydd," Miss W. Edwards duet, "No, sir," Mr and Miss Messer; solo, She was fat, she was fair, she was forty," Mr Pugh; trio, "My little farm well tilled," Messrs Davies, Jones, and Fisher; violin solo, Miss T. Howells solo, Cherry ripe," Miss Messer glee, "Comrades in Arms," Mr Tregoning and party; solo, "Shon earn pawb wyf," Mr C. Davies; solo, Roses tipped with dew," Miss Edwards; glee, "Sailors' Chorus," Mr Tregoning and party. The whole of the proceedings passed off very successfully, and the recalls were very numerous. Miss W. Edwards was much applauded for her splendid rendering of "Rejoice Greatly," and her sweet and powerful singing of this and her other two solos was one of the most attractive features of the evening. The violin duet of Misses J. and T. Howells, two little ladies of about nine and ten, re- ceived an encore, and a like favour was accorded to the first-mentioned when she came on alone later in the evening. The duet, "No, Sir," was very prettily 6ung by Mr and Miss Messer. Messrs W. Davies, D. Fisher, and J. R. Jones received a well-merited encore for their trio. Mr Ishmael's party sang their glee in a very smart and sweet style, and Mr Tre- goning's glees were also well performed, "Comrades in Arms" being especially effective. The others also acquitted themselves well, and great credit is due to the promoters of the concert for the success- ful termination of their labours, especially to Mr S. Tregoning for his ungrudging bestowal of his time, and to the singers for so freely placing their services at the disposal of the committee. A feature of the entertainment which caused great amusement was the farce which came between the two parts. D. Fisher made a capital Quack Doctor," while J. R. Jones, C. Davies, and R. D. Williams caused great laughter as patients. J. B. Thomas, as the real doctor, and D. Jones, as Dinah Primrose, also sustained their parts well. The proceedings ended by singing the National Anthem.
ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY. Wheat 4s 9d to 5s 6d per bushel; barley, 3s Od to 3s 6d per bushel white oats, new 2s 9d to 3s Od per bushel; old Os Od to Os Od per bushel; eggs, 20 for a Is; fresh butter, Is Od to Is 2d per lb salt ditto, Is to Is Od per lb fowls, per couple, 3s Od to3s 6d; ducks do., Os Od to Os Od geese, Os Od to (Ie Od turkeys, Os Od to Os Od; Welsh cheese, Os Od potatoes, per bushel, 2s 6d to 08 Od; new do., Os Od per lb.
CARMARTHEN, SATURDAY. Eggs, 20 to 22 for Is fresh butter, s 10d to Is Id per lb; salt do.,Os 9id to Os 10id per Ib; fowls,4s 6d to 5a 6d per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od; turkeys, Os Od to Os Od; cheese, 28s to 30s per lOOlbs; barley, Os d to OsOdper bushel; wheat, Os Od to Os Od per bushel; oats, Os Od per bushel.
NEWTOWN, TUESDAY. Wheat, 16s Od to 18s Od per 2101bs. barley, 4s 8d to 5s 6d per 701bs.; oats, 17s 6d to 21s Od per 2251bs.; 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 8d; veal, 9d to Od.; pork, 7d to 8d.
POLICE. At the police station, this (Friday) morning, befora il ? H D^C- Rob^s. Mr R. James, and • ?nes' P* Hughes, Terrace, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly, in Newfound- land-stre#t, on the previous day, and was remanded, on bail, until Wednesday.—J. W. Roberts, Terrace! was charged with a similar offence, committed yes- terday, on the Terrace, and was fined 10s. and costs. He was also charged with assaulting his wife, and was fined 10s, and an order for a judicial separation was 'granted, the defendant to coniribute 7a 6d 86 week towards the support of his wife.
ASSAULTS. Margaret Williams, sailor's wife, cha-ged Albert Dawson and his wife, Jane, with assaulting her on. the 25th May. There were cross-sarnmonses,and the cases were dismissed, both parties to pay their own- costs. D. T. Price, collier, and .Tames Price, labourer, were charged by Charles Morgan, porter, for assault- ing him. Defendants were fined 20a each- or on3 month imprisonment.
llanymawddwy. A very successful literary and competitine meeting" was held in the Werin schoolroom on Tuesday even- ing, the proceeds of which were devoted to the sup- port of the school, chairman Mr R. Paghe Jone3- The competitions were very numerous and amusing* an<^ drew a large number of people together, so mncifc so, that the room was filled to a very uncomfortable state. It is a source of great pleasure to bear testi- mony to the excellent order and decorum maintained which must enable the promoters to realise that their praiseworthy efforts towards making the meeting »■ complete success were abundantly rewarded, and wo trust a large surplus to the good. The great attraction of the evening was the Cyshdleaaeth yr Anthem, 0 Prawf, &c" 0 taste and see," by Sir John Goss. Two choirs competed, the first,, front Minllyn, led by Mr William Evans (Llew Mawddwy}, to whom the adjudicator (Mr T. Cilwern Davies) very deservingly gave great praise and highly com- mented upon the style, quality of voices, and evident perfect training of the choir but mishaps will occnr, and in this case the soprano, singing in the stifling heat of th • room, rose half a ton*; in one part bafr although istantly righting themselves it was too although istantly righting themselves it was too late. Tit second choir, led by Air Abiah Evans (Salem), ith the exception of the bass, which. was v,jy good, were composed of weak voices, although more in number, and al- though they managed to go through it in ttnsB there was an evident wide difference in the style and- mode of expressing the words of the anthem, or tx use the adjudicator's words, the bass was the only attraction in the choir;" but justice must be done, and he awarded him the prize as they were in tune. The meeting closed about 10 p.m., all being highly pleased.
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NEWS AND OBSKRVA ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. „ It is very probable that a body of volunteers, eight hundred in number, will encamp in this neighbourhood for a week or ten days in August, and application has been made to the Town Council for the use of the flats for drill- ing purposes. The visit of such a large num- ber of volunteers cannot fail to prove an ex- cellent advertisement to the town. The excursion season has commenced, and special trains have arrived here from Man- chester and elsewhere. On Tuesday a special train left for Birmingham, in connection with the Foresters, and another will leave to-morrow (Saturday) morning for Swansea, where Mr Gladstone is engaged in stirring up strife. Just now a somewhat strong feeling is being manifested in opposition to the views on Church matters which have been published in the Observer," and we have no desire to hide the fact. The course we are adopting is not the outcome of a spasmodic movement, but is the result of many years of serious and careful consideration, and if proof were wanting as to the popularity of our policy it is to be found in the fact that our circulation is now larger than it has ever been before. Doubtless some of our old readers have given up buying the Observer" — indeed we know of three or four who have ceased to be subscribers, and who may now be supposed to be doing without a local paper, for it cannot be supposed that they would read papers which promote views further removed from their own than those which are found in these columns. Less than ten years ago a much more bitter and far more poweiful cry was raised against us because we advocated what has since be- come known as Tory-Democracy. Those views have become almost universally accepted by the Conservatives. The attention of the court of Quarter Sessions, to be held at Lampeter on the 28th of this month, will be drawn to the in- discriminate issue of occasional licences. The question of granting these licences is full of difficulty, for on one hand the convenience of the public is to be considered, and on the ether the abuse of a privilege has to be guarded against. Judging from the returns of commercial failures published in Kemp's Mercantile Gazette," it may be hoped that the worstof the depression is over. The number of failures in England and and Wales gazetted during the four weeks ending Saturday, May 28th, was 343, whilst the number in the corresponding period of last year was 387, showing a decrease of 44. The number for the five months, how- ever, shows an increase of one over the same period of last year, the failures during the earlier months have been very heavy. There is also a decrease in the bills of sale of 9. The failures in Wales and Monmouthshire were 28, as compared with 37 last year, and the bills of sale registered were 60 as against 66. A petition, numerously and influentially signed, was laid before .the Town Council on Wednesday, impressing upon that body the great necessity of providing the town with a fire engine. This is a matter that has occupied.. public attention off and on for many years, and will continue to do so again. It is not generally known that, although there is no fire engine, the town is as well provided with means for extinguishing fires as any place of its size in the kingdom, and probably much better. The town is supplied with an abund- ant supply of water, which can be thrown, by gravitation, from more than one hose, over the highest bnilding in the town. A steam fire- engine could not do more, and one worked by manual labour would do very much less. It is said that seeing is believing, and it would be well that the inhabitants should be convinced of the efficiency of the appliances at hand. This could best be done by occasional ex- periments, which might very well be tried upon the Town Hall, where all the appliances could be put to work at once. Mr RICHARD JAMES said that some time ago he had been in com- munication with several authorities, includ- ing Capt. SHAW, chief of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and they had expressed the opinion that a fire engine was unnecessary. We be- lieve that there is a manual engine at the Barracks, and that the commanding officer would readily allow it to be used in case of a fire breaking out in the country. A discussion on the question whether Christ's Second Advent will be before the Millenium is to be carried on in the British Weekly," and the Rev Principal EDWARDS, D.D., will take part. The discussion will be commenced, next week, by the Rev Canon FAUSSET, D.D., of York. ———— A lecture on the history of the Church in Wales, by Mr. W. RICHARDS (Afonwyson), is announced to be held in various villages during the present month, but we have not heard whether the series has been commenced. We find considerable difficulty in getting re- ports of Church events; indeed Churchpeople seem to be almost too lindifferent to take the trouble to write even a few lines to the press, and the result is that the Church gets credit for far less activity than she is entitled to. Some time ago it was announced that the tithe-payers of Llanfair-Nantygof, of which the Rev. Chancellor PHILLIPS is rector, bad refused to pay their tithes unless an abate- ment was allowed. We understand that they have since paid in full. A remarkable instance of the democratic spirit which exists at the present day was shown at the annual meeting of the Conserva- tive Working Men's Club held on Wednesday evening. On a poll Mr H. P. HAWKINS, hair- dresser, received 21 votes, Mr B. E. MORGAN, chairman of the club last year, and a county magistrate, &c., coming next with 19, Mr J. D. HUGHES, clerk at Mr ROBERTS' brewery, fol- lowing with 17. The friends of Mr JOHN MORGAN, Observer," failed to secure his election on the committeee on a second poll, whilst Mr J. P. LEWIS, his reporter, was elected vice-chairman—he having on two pre- vious occasions been chairman. Mr HUGH HUGHES, jun., solicitor, and Mr H. BONSALL, and Mr E. H. DAVIES, county agent, and seve- ral other gentlemen, were left out of the com- mittee. The moral is so obvious that he who runs may read. Not only have working men got opinions, but they will make them known, and they will also make their influence felt. The democratic element was also strongly represented at the annual meeting of the Conservative County Association, held at Lampeter on Thursday.
LOCAL AND DISTRICTNE W S. A scries of Biblical addresses are being delivered on Sunday and Thursday evenings, at the Corn Mar- ket, by the Rev A. Allen John. PUBLIC LIBRARY.—Number of books borrowed during the week ending, Saturday May 28th. 362, corresponding week of last year, 308, Visitors 36. A PROLIFIC Cow. —A. Welsh cow, last week, be- longing- to Mr D. Jenkins, Penro. gave birth to two calves, both of which are doing well. Mr William Davies, who is a native of this neigh- bourhood and well-known in the town, has been re- elected at the head of the poll a member of the Clerkenwell vestry. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. — The teachers, senior scholars of the Sunday school, and a number of friends, in all about fifty, made an ex- cursion inwaggone tes to Llyfnant Valley on Tuesday. The day was delightfully fine and warm, and conse- quently the pic-nic was greatly enioyed. Eowmo MATCH -A four-oar raco, between the College and Town Rowing Clubs, will be rowed on Tuesday evening next in the Bay. The College crew is composed as follows :-H. W. G. Williams, lOst. 6lbs. (bow); 2, T. Humphreys, lOst. 101bs.;3, J. J. S. Rowe 12st_; E. D. Thomas, list. 21bs. (stroke); A. Davis, 9st. 51bs. (cox). The last race, rowed in 1885 was won by the Collegians. All who want to buy Drapery Goods, boys' or men's Ready-made Clothes, dress, furnishing or house hold goods of any description, would do well to call at J. Walter Evans, general draper and clothier Little Darkgate-street (opposite the Corn Market Hall), Aberystwyth. Choice assortment of floor and stair oil cloths and lace curtains in new designs- also latest novelties in prints and dresa goods. Suits made to order on shortest notice. The progress of illustrated journalism is being well exemplified by the efforts of certain of the illustrated papers in celebration of the Queen's jubilee. The Jubilee portrait plate presented by the proprietors of the "Illustrated London News" is a reproduction of of Angeli's picture, and is likely to eclipse anything yet attempted by journalism. Is hns the appearance of a guinea chromolithograph, and being of the highest finish the delicate flesh tints are copied with the greatest accuracy. The plate is 38 inches by 27 inches in size, and represents her Majesty in state robes standing near her throne. The plate accom- panies a pictorial history of her Majesty's reign enclosed in a wrapper, printed in gold and tints, the whole forming a marvellous shilling'sworth of modern journalism. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending May 29th, 1837. Miles open 182. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, i; 1,650; merchandise, min- erals and live stock, .£1,640; total for the week • £ 3,290. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year :-Miles open, 182. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, < £ 1,672 • merchandise, minerals and live stock, £ 1,595 total for the week, £ 3,267. Aggregate from commoncat ment of half-year to this date, .£61,5.53; aggregate last year, < £ 59,626. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, t22 decrease; merchandise, minerals and live stock, .£4.5 increase total increase for the week, .£23; aggregate increase from com- mencement of half-year te this date, £ 1,927. EXCURSIONS.—On Whit-Monday between 2,000 and 3,000 people visited this town from Oswestry and intermediate towns, and Nottingham, being conveyed hither per Cambrian Railway, as well as a number from the South, cheap excursions being run by the Manchester and Milford Company. On Tuesday, the Foresters of this town chartered a train for the pur- pose of paying a visit to Birmineham, when about 250 proceeded hither, the trip proving most enjoy- able. On Thursday excursionists arrived here from Manchester-the St. James's Sunday school, Colley- hurst, about 500 in number and yesterday (Friday); the St. Simon's Sunday school, Manchester, between 700 and 800 in number, came in early in the morning; and another train conveying the members of the Welsh Congregational Sunday school, Manchester (about 400), who travelled via. Dolgelley, arrived. To-day (Saturday) there will be two parties of excursionists in the town-the Foresters of Oldham and the Ancient Shepherds of Mossley.
LLANDDEWI-ABERARTH. On Monday, at eight o'clock, Mr D. R. Davies, Albion House, Aberayron, was married at the parish church to Miss Elizabeth Edwards, Pwllhobi House, Llanbadarn-fawr. The bride was given away by her father, and Miss Sarah Lewis was the bridesmaid. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. J. M. Lewis, cousin to the bride. We understand that Mr Davies has started business at Aberayron and has by this found his better half to cheer him through the paths of life. We wish them every support together, with long and prosperous lives and a warm reception at their new home.
YSTRAD MEURIG. Tie "Observer" is sold at Ystrad Meariff and Poutrhjdjflrroes by Mr, D. Jones.
COUNTY CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIA- TION. The annual meeting of the subscribers and dele. gates to the above association was held at the Town Hall. Lampeter, on Thursday. Mr Vaughan Davies, Tanybwlch, presided, and there were also present —Major Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron, vice-chairman; Col. Evans, Highmead; Mr C. Lloyd, Waunifor, hon. sec.; Mr Summerby; Mr Fowden, Lampeter; Mr D. Jones, Old Bank, Lampeter, hon. treasurer Mr R. H. Davies, county agent; Messrs J. P. Lewis and D. P. Jones, Aberystwyth; Capt Couch, Pontrhydfendigaid; Dr Rowland and J. Rowland, Goginan; Dr Richards, Llangeitho; Mr J. Marsden, Silian; Messrs J. Thomas and D. Lewis, Llanrhystid Messrs D. Jones, T. Davies, and J. Davies, Llanfair; Jenkin Jones, Rees Thomas, and D. C. Jones, Llandyssul J. Davies, Noyadd; D. W. Jones and Evan Evans, New Quay C. Jones, lC S. Lloyd, and J. E. D. Lewis, Aber- ayron; G. Tyler, Aberbank; E. Beynon; Brongest Roderick Evans, Lampeter — Rowlands, Tregaron; and William Jones, Llanwenog.
LETTERS OF APOLOGY. The Chairman read letters of apology for non- attendance, among them being one from Mrs Har- ford, of Falcondale, on behalf of her son, who was in Canada. Colonel William Lewes, of Pantgwyn, wrote stating that the great distance prevented his being present, but he suggested that something ought to be done for arranging for public speakers to attend at the opening of clubs in different parts of the county, as he considered the starting of clubs the best means of organization. Mr John Jones, the delegate for Pontrhydygroes, wrote stating that a prior engagement prevented bis attendance but he also urged that a club ought to be started in that village. Capt Daniel, of Ponterwyd, wrote to say that he was sorry he was unable to be present owing to an inspection of his mine taking place that day. Mr J. P. Lewis said that was one of the most cheering meetings that he had attended since he had the honour of being one of the representatives of the Aberystwyth Conservative Working Men's Club, be- cause the letters that the Chairman had just read were an indication that the county was becoming alive to the importance of establishing clubs through- out the county. At the first meeting of the associa- tion which he attended he raised this question, and urged its importance, And he was pleased to say that on his arrival at Lampeter that morning two gentle- men had spoken to him about the formation of clubs at Goginan and Llangeitho, and he was also informed that the Conservatives of Llanon were anxious to follow the excellent example which had been set them in this respect. He was most gratified with this spirit of enquiry, because he was convinced that it was the only true means of diffusing the principles of Conservatism among the working classes, and thus counter-acting the baleful influence of Radical agi- tators who had hitherto gulled the people (applause).
REPLY TO THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. The Chairman read the reply received from Lord Salisbury's secretary to the vote of confidence passed in his lordship and his Government at the previous meeting, a copy of which was inserted in our columns at the time of its receipt.
REPORT. The Chairman presented his report of the work done since the last meeting. He had visited Llan- rhystyd, Llanon, New Quay, where good meetings had been held, and he hoped that both districts would be shortly satisfactorily organised. He also intended visiting Penmorfa. The chairman then called at- tention to the fact that the Unionists in the county had formed themselves into an association, and it would be for this meeting to say whether they would approach the Unionists with the view of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, and also to consider what steps should be taken in the matter of registration.
FINANCE. The Treasurer presented his balance sheet, showing an amount in the bank to the credit of the association of X20 4s, after paying off a deficit of .£5 on last year's account; but it was pointed out that there were heavy expenses to be incurred in the registration of the county, and it was impressed upon the dele- gates from polling districts to get in the subscrip- tions without delay. Thirteen polling districts, out of 35, only had sent in subscriptions, and a long and animated discussion ensued, in which Colonel Evans, Highmead, Major Lewes, Mr Charles Lloyd, Mr Rees Thomas, Capt. Couch, Mr J. Rowland, and others took part; and ultimately it was proposed by Mr J. P. Lewis, and seconded by Captain Couch, that the Chairman, Major Lewes, and Mr Beynon should form a committee, to act with the hon. secretary in devising the best means to induce the polling dis- tricts to subscribe, and to report to all adjourned meeting to be held after the Quarter Sessions on the 28th instant. This was carried.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Mr Beynon proposed and Mr Tyler, Mount Gernos, seconded the re-election of Mr Vaughan Davies as chairman for the ensuing year. Carried unani- mously. Mr Vaughan Davies having briefly returned thanks, Mr Fowden proposed, and Mr Charles Lloyd seconded, that Major Price Lewes be re-elected vice- chairman. This was carried unanimously. IIMr J. P. Lewis proposed, and Major Lewes, seconded, the re-appointment of Mr Charles Lloyd as secretary. Carried by acclamation. Mr David Jones was re-elected treasurer; and the following were appointed as the executive com- mittee — For the northern district, Rev J. M, Griffiths, Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn Mr G. Hughes- Bonsall, Glanrheidol; Dr J. Rowland, Garth Dr Richards, Llangeitho Mr Hugh Hughes, jun. Aberystwyth and Mr John Davies, Tanyfron Villa"! for the southern division, Mr J. C. Harford, Falcon- dale Mr George Tyler, Mount Gernos Colonel W. Lewis, Pantgwyn; Mr R. S. Lloyd, Aberayron. Mr J. Jordon Jones, Llanarth; and Mr D. Davies' Stanley House, Cardigan.
THE UNIONISTS. Mr J. P. Lewis said that at their last meeting- he gave notice of his intention to call attention to the important question of the representation of the county in Parliament with a view of taking steps to select a candidate to contest the constituency at the next election. He adverted to the necessity that ex- isted that the tanning and working class element should be consulted in the choice of selecting a can- didate, and said that unless this course was adopted they could scarcely expect a satisfactory result at the poll (hear, hear), and he concluded by proposing that steps should be taken to confer with the Unioi^ ist Association to ascertain their views as to the best mode of selecting a candidate. Mr Fowden seconded the resolution, which was unanimously agreed to, and the hon secretary was requested to put himself in communication with the Unionist Association and report the result to the next meeting. The proceedings then terminated, after a. protrac- ted sitting.
TREGARON. MONTHLY MARKET.—The monthly market was held on Tuesday. Cattle of every description were numerous, but there was a lack of briskness in the trade, as is easily seen when the Manchester and Milford Railway only despatched, to various places twenty-one truck loads, against thirty-two of the previous market. Store pigs were numerous as were also sheep, but the prices of the former have been largely decreased since the last market, many selling on Tuesday at prices ranging from 15a to 188 WHITSUN FAIR.—This annual fair was held on Tuesday. Years ago it was usually largely attended by pleasure seekers as well as by those engaged in commerce; but now its celebrity is on the wane the attendance on Tuesday being very limited considering that the monthly market was also held on the naw,„ day. ame ST CARON'S CHEUCH.—The Rev T. Phillips, B A was duly installed to the office of vicar for the parish of Tregaron on Saturday, the Rev L. T. Rowland vicar of Llanddew-Brefi, giving him the charge of the church. He commenced hi3 duties the following <Jav in the morning reading the 39 Articles required to be done by priests when first taking the charge of a parish, and in the evening he preached his first sermon at Tregaron. The church was largely attended in the evening, and the congregation was well pleased with the new vicar. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, MAY 31st, before 1Ifr J. E. Rogers, and Mr J. W. Willis Bund, whon the following cases were heard and disposed of. Mr J. Lloyd, D.C.C., on the information of P.C. John Jones, charged William Evans, mason, Plough and Harrow,Penuwch, Nantcwnlle, with being drunk and incapable on the highway, in the townships of Gwinfil, on the 14th. Fined 2s 6d. The same complainant, charged David Davies shoemaker, Pencefn, Pontrhydfendigaid, with being drunk and disorderly on the highway at Pontrhvd fendigaid, on the 13th ult. Fined 2s 6d. Inspector Braithwaite, R.S.P.C.A., Carmarthen charged David Morgans, Esgernant, Cayo., Carmar- thenshire, with cruelly beating and ill-treating a cow, with a stick, while trucking cattle at Tregaron on the 5th day of April. Fined Is and costs.
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MR GLADSTONES' TOUR THROUGH WALES. Mr Gladstone, accompanied by Mrs and Mr W. H. Gladstone, left Hawarden at about twelve o'clock, and travelled to Swansea via Wrexham, Oswestry, Newtown and Llanidloes. He met with an en- thusiastic reception all along the ronte.
Most Ladies no doubt nse RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE at home, but they would do well to insist oR their Laundresses doing the same 811 the parity and brightness hfthe colour of the linen is largely dependent upon the aualitr •f Blue used.
MARKETS. [PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAM. ] LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY. The market opened quietly, steady for wheat at Tuesday's rates. Indian corn unchanged. New mixed American 4s lid. Beans rather easier. Saidi 16s to 26s 3d. Peas easier, 5s Od to 5s OJd. Oats firm, unaltered. Weather wet
WELSHPOOL, MONDAY. Wheat, Os Od to Os Od per 75 lbs.; barley, Os Od to Os Od per 701bs.; oats, 13s 6d to 16s Od; eggs, 18 to 20 for a shilling; butter, Os 8d to Os lOd per lib.; fowls, 4s 6d 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, 08 Od to Os Od per 901bs.
DUNVILLN'S OLD IRISH WHISKY is recommende by the medical profession in preference to French Brandy. They hold the largest stock of Whisky in the world. Supplied in casks and cases for home use and exportation. Quotations en application to DuVTiLU & Co., Limited. Royal Irish DstiUeriea, Beltest,
Observer Office, Friday, 250^^7" DEATH OF MR J. R. PHILLIPS, WEST HAM. fillips, stipeudiary magistrate foe West Ham, died in London last night.
THE ODDFELLOWS' A.M.C. At the Oddfellows' Meeting, at Dover, to- day, the directors' proposals for amended, rules compelling the establishment of accumu- lative District Funeral funds was unanimously adopted.
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT- Wednesday. Before Mr J. W. Szlumper and MrC R. Williams. DRUNK. John Kane, a tramp, charged tby P.C. Josepk with being drunk on the 30th May, was fined 5s.
SUKEPINA OUT. John Hughes, hawker's son, Portland-lane, was charged with sleeping in a. cart on the night of tbs 30th May.-P.C. James proved the case, and the caa* was adjourned for a fortnight.
The Welsh Baptist Union meetings are to be haH at Festiniog on July 18th, 19th, 20th and 21at. Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., will preside over a temperMMe meeting to be held on tae first d ly. The Calvanistic Methodists of Lower Montgomery- shire held their Monthly Meeting at BeuLah, New Mills, on Tuursdty and Friday week, when the following ministers and delegates ware preaentr-" The Rev. Messrs D. Pierce, Salem (Moderator), J- Prichard, Birmingham, E. Grffiths, Meiford, It- Jones, Cann Offi'ic, O. Hughes, Tregynog, R. W- Hughes, Pont Robert, D. Edwards, Oswestry, W. M. Griffiths, M.A., Llanrhaidr, E. J. Williams, LIaa- wddyn, (Secretai-y), Messrs E. and W. Thomas Birmingham, E. Bennett, T. Re is, Adfa, T. and Bt- Gittins, Tregynon, R. Jones, D. Griffiths, ML D. Wilson, Beulah, Z. Williams, J. Brown, J. Williams, E. Lewis, J. Hughes, Gerasim, J. Williams, Carmel, Horeb, T. Jones, J. Jehu, Story, T. J. Williams. Llanfair Caereinon, J. Hughes, Llansantffraid, W- Davies, Cymdu, R. Lloyd, T. Owen, and E. Jones. Oswestry, together with the following —The liev- Messrs J. Herbert, Newtown, O. B. Jones, GroeaUwyd, and D. R. Edmunds, Bettws. The annual Synod of the Calvinistic Methodists was held last week, and was attended by a lares number of ministers. Preaching services were hell, and the congregations were lal" £e. On Weinesday, after the minutes ha.d bean read the election at moderator and secretary was proceeded with. Tha following was the resultModerator, the Rev. Owen Thomas. D.D.; secretary, the Rev. John Rea* Owen (Pembroke).
EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING. "By a thlrougli knowleilje of the natural laws which goven* the operations of ijigesti In arij nutrition, and by a careful all- plication of the fine props ties of well-itlecteol Cocoa, Mr Epps h is provided our breakfast 'a!>lt!s with a delicately fta- you ted beverage which may save us many heavy doctora* bills* It is by the judicious use of such article. of diet that a consti- tution may be gradua ly built up until strong enough to re- sist every tendency to disetse. Hundreds of subtle m aladics are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a. waafc point. We may escape inmyafatil shift by keeping our- selves well fortified with pure olood and a proparly nourished frame Civil Seroiee Gazette.— Mide Himplr wifh boiling water or milk. 8 lId only in paekets, by Grocers, lab ll«dr— JAMBS Epfs & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London.1P- Also makers of Bpps's Afternoon Chocolate Essence.
BIRTHS. HOPKINs.-May 29th, at Three Horse Shoes, THE* the wife of Mr Thomas Hopkins of a daughter. MARRIAGES. JONES—RICHARDS.—May 25th,at Ystumtuen chapel; by the Rev Robert Roberts (Robertus), in the pre- sence of Mr Joseph Morgan, registrar, Mr Edward Jones, Tynllechwedd, Ponterwyd, to Laura Louisa* youngest daughter of the late John Richards, Bwa- drain, mine agent. JONES—SMITH.—May 28th, at the register before the registrar, Rev Wm. Jones, Mr Joaepb Jones to Miss Jane Smith, both of this town PEARCB-THOMAS.-May 27th, at Dyffryn chapel, Goginan, by the Rev David Morgan, Penllwyn, in the presence of Mr Joseph Morgan, registrar, Mr John Pearce, to Margaret, daughter of Mr Davi Thomas, both of Cwmsymlof Trefeirig. PRTSE-REDFEBN.-May 31st, at the register office, before the registrar, Rev Wm. Jones, Mr David Thomas Price to Miss Margaret Redfern, both of this town. DEATHS. Be WEN.—May 30th, at Stradmore, George Robert, Victor, youngest son of George B. Bowen, aged tJ months. DAVIEs.-May 23rd, at Tairhiwfelen, Capel Sion. Mrs Margaret Davies, aged 63 years. DAVIES.—June 2nd, Union Workhouse, S. Jones. charwoman, aged 59 years. MORGAN.-May 22nd, Mary Jane, beloved daughter- of John and Elizabeth Morgan, Peubank, near this town, aged 20 years.