LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEW EDUCATIONAL.-B. Harvey, Aberystwyth. has passed the examination of the Teacher, Training Syndicate at Cambridge University. TARIFF REFORM.—Mr D. D. Williams, agri- cultural professor at the College, has beer, selected to give evidence before the Tariff Re- form Commission. DEATH OF A REGIMENTAL GOAT.-The hand some goat of the Cardigan Artillery has beei. shot owing to its having been paralysed. Th( head and horns will be preserved. V. R. RAILWAY.—By an announcement in another column it will be seen that the half- yearly general meeting of the proprietors o: the Vale of Rheidol Light Railway Co. will be held at the offices, 109 Victoria street, West- minster, on Wednesday, the 22nd. SHOP ASSISTANTS.—The members of the Union of Shop Assistants had a social gathering at the Cafe last week, with Mr D. C. Edwards, president of the branch, in the chair, and Miss M. Doughton as accompanist. Songs were given by Miss Pollie Jones, Mr J. Lloyd Davies and Mr Jack Davies. An address was delivered by Mr J. Pearse, organiser of the Union, who urged non-members to join. JEWELLERY.—For first-class Jewellery, &c call at thp Shop of Edward Vaughan Rees. Working Lapidary, and: Gold and Silver Smith 2, King Street, near the College. Repairs on the shortest notice. THE LATE REV. T. H INGRAM.-On Sunday reference was made at Wesley Church, by the Rev. A. Markham and others, to the death of the late pastor of the Church. A vote of sympathy was proposed by Mr. G. Wilkinson, seconded by Mr R. Doughton, and passed in silence, and the Dead March was played by Miss Nowell. POLICE CASFS. John Johnson, 2 Bryn place, was summoned by P.C. Moses R. Lloyd for being drunk and disorderly at Bryn place on the 4th. Defendant was fined 5s. and costs, by John Watkins and J. D. Perrott, Esqrs. SALVATION ARMY.—Commisioner Railton visited the corps on Friday evening, and staff inspector Ward of the insurance department was also here for the week end, and had very successful meetings. PRESENTATION.—Battery Sergeant-Major Pittock, has severed his connection with the Cardigan Artillery Militia on appointment as Sergeant-instructor of volunteers at Portishead. On leaving Aberystwyth, where he has been on the staff for seven years, he was presented by Sergeant-Major Guilbert, on behalf of the I 3*4 with a gold rj". f LIBERAL SOCIAL COUNCIL.-The following 1ppointments were made for the current year i at a meeting recently held: Viscountess Parker was re-elected president, and the fol- ] lowing ladies were elected vice-presidents— Mrs Evan Evans, Mrs John Evans, Mrs Annie Griffiths, Mrs E. H. James, Mrs Job Miles, Mrs Daniel Thomas. The following ladies were elected members of the Committee-Mrs Angus, Mrs Genese, Mrs Isaac Griffiths, Miss Getta Jones, Mrs D. Lloyd, North-parade Mrs T. W. Powell, Miss Davies Cwrtmawr, Mrs Edwin Williams, Mrs William Richards, Plas Iorwerth, Mrs J. E. Williams, Miss Edwards, the Laurels, Miss Florrie Jones. Mrs T. J. Samuel was re-elected treasurer, and Mrs T. E. Ellis Was re-eleeted secretary. 1ST. CARDIGAN VOLUNTEERs.-Sergeant- Major Green last week completed twenty-five years' military service. He joined the Royal Horse Artillery as trumpeter, served for seven years in the 1st. Life Guards, was trans- ferred back to the R.H.A., and was with them for some years in India, and was awarded the long service and good conduct medal. After serving for some time with the 1st. Lin- coln Volunteers, he came to Aberystwyth on the formation of the 1st. Cardigans as their Sergeant-Major. TEMPERANCE—The following have been appointed to be officers of the Penmaesglas Congregational Temperance Society: Pre- sident, Miss H. Evans, Ellesmere House; secretary, Miss A. Jones, Chalybeate street; accompanist, Miss Polly Jones; Music in- structors, Messrs J. W. Thomas and R. Evans. C.A. CAPT. ROWLANDS.—A Douglas Town Councillor writes :-The revival has reached the Established Church in the Isle of Man. Captain Rowlands, of the Church Army, known as the Happy Little Welshman, has been holding most successful pioneer mission meetings at Douglas, and some remarkable conversions have occurred. People who have not frequented a place of worship for years have become attached, and as the mission goes on the iuterest seems to increase. MARRIAGE.-As was announced last week, the marriage was solemnised on the 31st, at the register office, between Mr W. Rowley and Miss Margaret Doughton, Little Darkgate street. The marriage was by license, and the Rev W. Jones officiated. The following is a list of presents :-Miss L. Doughton, orna- ments Miss M. L. Doughton, sugar basin and cream jug Messrs W. and T. Doughton, pair of pictures Miss Lloyd, tea service; Mr Williams, dinner service Miss Newell, set of candlesticks and quilt Mrs Neale, orna- ments the Misses Neale, pair of chairs; Misses A. and M. Davis, bread dish Mrs Clements, hot water jug Mr and Mrs Arnold, cheese dish and cover Mrs Phillips, pair of vases Mrs Isaac, ornaments Mr Richards, photo frames Miss T. M. Evans, vases Miss J. E. Richards, tablecloth Mr W. H. Jones, set of chamber ware Mr J. E. Hughes, ilandkerchiefs; Mr and Mrs Harris, picture Mrs Edwards, glasses Miss M. Williams, breakfast cruet Miss M. Griffiths, orna- ments Mrs Jones, chairs Miss S. A. Evans, photo frames Mr J. L. Evans, pair ot pictures Mr W. Jones; lamp Mr Williams, tablecloth Mr and Mrs Jones, tablecloth Mr J. M. Griffiths, toilet covers; Miss L. Griffiths, towels Mr and Mrs Rees, fancy cloth and ornaments Mr and Mrs Lewis, pair of pictures Mr E. T. Lewis, vases Mr A. Lewis, pair of trays Misses W. and M. Lewis, ornaments Mrs E. M. Evans, vases Mr Tom Rees, tea Mr Longley, ornaments Mr J. W. Jones, fire irons Mr T. Unitt, set of jugs Mr Roberts, teapot, stand and jug; Mr D. G. Jones, teapot Mr E. Santall, cheque Mr J. B. Edwards, cheque Mr D. Williams, cheque Mr Thomas Davies, silk Handkerchiefs Mortons, pair of slippers viloo o. "Rriwavfls, pair of pictures Miss -S iithel Worthington, pair of oil paintings Mrs Lewis, sugar basin and jug Mr James, handkerchiefs Mr J. R. Morris, counterpane quilt Mr Davies, pair of sheets Mr McPherson, pair of sheets. MISSION TO THE JEws.-At the united grayer meeting held at the Tabernacle Chapel ,n Monday night the Rev. A. W. Payne delivered an address on mission work among !-he Jews. The room was well packed, and uuch interest was taken in the subject. The cievs. T. Levi and R. J. Rees also spoke in .Velsh on the subject, and appeals were made )1' prayer on behalf of the Jews. A number L copies of a monthly periodical called Trusting and Toiling, issued by the Mild- nay Mission to the Jews, were presented to cbe audience on leaving the room. 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SCHOOL MANAGERS. A meeting was held on Tuesday evening, when there were present Mr C. M. Williams, chairman, Mrs W. Griffith, Miss Maria Jones, ftev T. Levi, Professor Macau lay, Professor Levi, Mr R. Richards, and Captain D. James, and Mr D. Samuel, head master. The Late Mr E. H. James. The Chairman referred very feelingly to the death of their colleague, Councillor E. H James. During the time he had been a manager he had done all he could for the school. He proposed that a resolution be placed on the minutes expressing their appreciation of his faithful services and their sympathy with Mrs James and the family. He had during many years found their late colleague a genial friend, and had the highest opinion of his honesty and sincerity. The resolution was seconded by the Rev T. Levi and agreed to. Visitors' Report. The Rev T. Levi said that he had visited the school, and found everything there going on smoothly and peacefully, and, as far as he could see, successfully. He had asked a number of questions, and they told him there was plenty of light and plenty of room, and there was only one cause of complaint, and that was too much work. Prrfessor Macaulay said they were likely to have too much while the staff is short. Mrs Griffith asked if it was the staff or the pupils who complained? Mr Levi said that the complaint was on the part of the pupils. The Senior Mistress. The Chairman moved that in future the senior mistress shall not attend the meetings of the managers. Miss Ewart had been obliged to attend the meetings, but she had seldom been wanted for anything. Mr Richards seconded. The presence of the mistress was neither a help nor a hindrance, but it was unfair to the others. Professor Macaulay .said she represented the others. Had no questions been asked the mistress ? Rev T. Levi asked what was the custom ia other places ? The Chairman said he did not know. I* eM plooo tke nnntrass AM Bet It was stated that the mistress did not ittend at Machynlleth. Professor Levi asked if one manager had a right to ask for the attendance of the mistress ? The Chairman would prefer that it should be done through the clerk. If any manager 9 11 required the attendance of any member of her stak the Clerk should be asked to write. Professors Levi and Macaulay jagreed to this, and the resolution was passed. The Vacancy. On the motion of the Chairman, it was decided to call the attention of the Town Council to the vacancy caused by the death of Mr E. H. James, so that they might fill the vacancy. An Explanation. Professor Macaulay asked to be allowed to make a personal explanation with respect to what he had said at a previous meeting in relation to Miss Ewart. In consequence of what had been said by others he became doubtful as to the accuracy of his statement, and consequently he wrote to her, and in reply she said that she had an idea throughout the term that the reduction of her salary was in contemplation, and therefore she had looked for another appointment. She had not actually accepted the appointment until after the meet- ing. After a long discussion it was decided that an entry be made on the minutes to the effect that Miss Ewart was under the impression that her salary was to be reduced. On the other hand the Members said that there was no such intention, and that Miss Ewart had always been courteously treated. A committee had been appointed to consider the salaries of the whole of the staff, with the result that the salaries of two had been raised. Temporary Senior Mistress. The Managers afterwards interviewed two ladies, and Miss Dalley, B.A. (Lond.) was appointed senior mistress till the end of the session.
DISTRICT EDUCATION COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was held in the Town Hall on Monday, Councillor R. Ellis presiding. The attendance officers having furnished their reports, and suggested that they found it unnecessary to visit each school weekly within their area, it was decided to refer the matter to the county authority. Mr D. J. Davies was appointed to the vacancy which occurred in the Aberystwyth National School, on the recommendation of the managers. It was resolved that Mr John E. Jones, of Liverpool, and Miss Edith Wilkinson, of Barry, be appointed certificated assistants to the Alexandra road school. The question of coal supply was deferred. The Rev T. Mason Jones brought up the report of the committee in view of the repairs necessary in certain Non-Provided Schools before being taken over. It was resolved that the managers should furnish a fuller report. The question of insuring the schools in one office was adjourned until the next meeting. It was reported that the Headmaster of the Llanilar non-provided school was in urgent need of necessary school appliances. He had sent in a requisition list, but had received only a few dozen copy books since the Act came into force in September last. Mr Joseph Parry proposed that the things absolutely necessary be supplied at once Unless they did this they would be adopting a penny wise and pound foolish policy, as the Government grant would be endangered. The proposition was unanimously agreed to.
CONSTIPATION AND PILliS. CURED BY BILE BEANS WHEN HOSPITAL TREATMENT FAILED. When doctors' medicine and hospital treat- ment have failed, Bile Beans in scores of cases have succeeded in effecting a cure. This is because they are entirely different and superior to ordinary medicine. Absolute proof of this statement is reported by the "British Times and Mirror." Are- porter of that paper recently interviewed Mrs Ellen Kate Friend, of 32, Stephen Street, Whitehall, Bristol, who described her remark- able cure of constipation and bleeding piles by Bile Beans. She said:—" After an irregularity of the system, constipation and bleeding piles commenced, and as the doctor was unable to cure them, I grew very weak. After two years of this I became too feeble to continue my work, so I gave up my situation. I was so weak I had to use a stick when walking. My weakness continued month after month and year after year. Sometimes, of course, I was a little better, and' then I should be worse again. Eventually I came to be married, but my parents took a doctor's opinion specially as to whether I was strong enough, before they would give consent. The doctor was in favour of my marrying. My health was no better after I married. I then went through the hands of several doctors without success, and at last became an out-patient at the hospital--all to no purpose. I continued a sufferer from the painful ailments, with the irritating addition of neuralgia tormenting me, until a year ago, when through reading about Bile Beans I was induced to try them. The effect was mar- vellous The doctor, too, was astonished at the change that gradually came over me. My illness seemed to gradually and surely die as I continued taking the Beans. Then my strength increased, and everything went for better. Bile Beans eventually drove the ail- ments completely away, and set me up in the healthy, hearty condition I am now enjoying. My mother and husband have both taken Bile Beans frequently since, and derived great benefit from them." Bile Beans are a certain cure for constipa- tion, piles, female ailments and irregularities, indigestion, dizziness, wind, heartburn, head- ache, anaemia, liver complaint, biliousness, sickness, and feelings of fulness after food, sleeplessness, influenza, eruptions, and all blood impurities. Of all chemists, at Is Hd or 2s 9d per box (2s 9d box contains 3 times Is I-ld size). Avoid all substitutes. Bile Beans are not sold loose—only in sealed boxes.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. On Monday there were in attendance Mr J. B. Morgan, chairman the Rev T. A. Penry, in the chair Mrs Evan Evans, Mrs D. Morgan. Rev N. Thomas,. Messrs William Thomas, E. Jones, Moelifor, W. Mason, Thomas Jones, B. E. Morgan. Edwin Morris, Edward Jones, Lewis Richards, E. J. Evans, J. E. Raw. Evan Jones, W. T. Lewis, David James, John Jones, Rev J. Davies, David Jones, Daniel Morris, Joseph Parry, J. P. Lewis, J Bonner, Hugh Hughes, Lewis R. Lewis, W. Morris and R. L. Thomas Messrs Hugh Hughes, clerk E. Llewellin, deputy clerk W. Jones, master T. Vaughan, J. J. Hughes and T. Morgan, relieving officers. Acknowledgment. The Rev Enoch Jones wrote to acknowledge the vote of sympathy of the Guardians and District Council on the death of his brother, M • Joseph Jones, Abermagwr. On Mr J. B. Morgan, the chairman, enter- ing, after being indisposed, he thanked Mr Penry for conducting the business in his absence, and asked him to continue to do so, and Mr Penry consented. Guarantee. The Clerk said that the collector for Llan- afan had consented to get a guarantee from a society. Infirmary Meeting. The Chairman said that the committee had asked Mrs Evans to represent the Guardians at the annual meeting of the Infirmary sub- scribers, and suggested that such appoint- ments should be made at the first meeting in January. No Settlement. It was reported that John Grant had been sent to the infirmary from the Tregaron workhouse for treatment, he having met with an accident which affected his eyes. The staff had found him to be incurable, and he had been admitted to this house, the infirmary medical officers having refused to take the risk of sending him to Tregaron. The man had ueen interviewed, but it was impossible to find whether he had a settlement anywhere. Mr Penry suggested that unions sending persons to the infirmary should give an under taking to take them back again. Mr E. J. Evans asked if that would not make them liable for settlement. Mr B. E. Morgan proposed, and it was agreed, that a letter should be sent to the infirmary conveying the suggestion made by Mr Penry. New Piping. The Chairman said that last week the house had been without water, owing to the pipe having been filled with corrosion, and it was decided, on the motion of Mr B. E. Morgan, that a committee of four gentlemen be instructed to see that a new pipe be laid. Tramps. It was agreed to pay for lodgings for 130 tramps for whom there had been no accommo- dation in the house during the quarter. Mr David Jones said that at Tregaron union the task had been increased, with the result that tramps avoided that town, and he suggested that the same should be done here. The Chairman said that the task in this house is as heavy as in any workhouse in the county. There had been no room in the house for these 130, and the only alternative is to build additional accommodation. A Claim Remitted. It was reported that a man living at Borth ..as in arrears in contributing to the support of his relative. The man's wife attended the meeting, and said that her husband earned 17s a week, and they had four children. Mr J. B. Morgan said be knew that the ivuaband had occasionally to lose work owinsr to illness. The woman having left the room, Mr David James said it was evident that the man was not in a position to pay, and he proposed that the claim be remitted. (Hear, hear). Several seconded the proposal, which was agreed to. Mr E. J. Evans, as chairman of the relatives' y ntribution committee, said that in the face of that decision it would be as well for the committee to strike out all cases where the husband's earnings were only 17s. It was decided to treat each case on its merits. Mr Penry said that they had been somewhat irregular. They ought to have referred the case to the committee for consideration. Mr W. Thomas said that until Mr E. J. Evans was appointed chairman the committee had done very little work in that direction. Boiled Turnip for Dinner. Mr W. Thomas mentioned a. case in which the dinner of a child had been a boiled turnip. Statistics. The fortnightly returns of Mr Vaughan and Mr Hughes showed an increase, whilst there was a decrease in Mr Morgan's returns. Paupers Living Alone. Mr Morgan submitted a long list of paupers who are living alone and unable to take care of themselves. Mr Vaughan's list was shorter, and Mr Morgan said that he had none who are incapable. Mr B. E. Morgan said that if all those named were to be brought into the house they would require a large extension. Mr Penry suggested that the guardians of each district should inquire into the cases, and pick out those who ought not to be allowed to live aJone. Mr David Jones said that they knew the cases, but what could they do? The members were leaving, and, on the motion of Mr William Thomas, it was decided to defer the consideration until the next meeting. Contract. Messrs Edwards Brothers submitted the names of their father and brother as security for the completion of the extension and they were accepted. The Chairman was authorised to sign the contract. The work is to be completed by the 30th September.
FOOTBALL. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION MATCH. At a meeting of the Welsh Football Associa- tion on Wednesday it was decided to play the Scotland v. Wales match at Wrexham on March 6. The draw for the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup was made as follows :—Rhyl v. Aberdare, at Oswestry, February 25 and Wrexham v. Oswestry, at Chirk, March 18. The draw for the fourth round of the Welsh Amateur Cup resulted as follows:- Portilladoc v. Bangor, Saltney v. Hawarden, Druids v. Rhos Rangers, Llandrindod v. Singleton and Coles', Llan- gollen v. Bala, Llanfyllin v. Whitchurch, New- town v. Royal Welsh Warehouse, and Esclu- sham or Wrexham Victorias or Brymbo v. New Broughtnn. ABERYSTWYTH v NORTH END. Played-at Newtown, on Saturday, and resulted in a win -r r North End by 2 goas to 1.
PETTY SESSIONS WEDNESDAY. Before Wra, Thomas, Esq., mayor, J. Watkins, T. Grifiiths, John Lewis, Edward Evans, Peter Jones, R. J. Jones, Isaac Hopkins and George Davis., Esqs. Maintenance. Joseph Pickering, Trefechan, was summoned by his wife, Gwen Pickering, for disobeying a magistrates' order by refusing to pay JBll 5s. arrears due for her maintenance. Mr W. P. Owen appeared for complainant, and Mr T. J. Samuel for the defendant. Defendant had been ordered to pay £1 a week, which was afterwards reduced to 15s. Mr Samuel said he had endeavoured to effect a settlement but unsuccessfully. The sum of £ 140 had been advanced by Mrs Pickering's father to the defendant, who thought it was a marriage agreement. Now Mr Jenkins had served a writ for this money. He asked for time. The defendant had turned over a new leaf with the revival, and is anxious to take his wife back. His business is very low. Mr Owen said that since October he had written to the defendant a couple of dozen times, but he would do nothing. Mrs Pickering did not want to have it paraded that she is living apart from her husband. He had ad- journed the case for three weeks, and now applied for a distress warrant. After some discussion it was agreed that the warrant should take effect in fourteen days in case of non-settlement. Hugh Owen James, 11 Marchant street, Pont- lottyn, was summoned by the Guardians for refusing to pay X4 17s Od arrears due for the maintenance of his mother. Mr J. J. Hughes stated that the defendant was ordered to pay Is 6d a week. A letter was read from the defendant stating that his wife was in ill-health. Defendant was ordered to pay .£1 a month. David H Hughes, 30 High street, Llanbradach, builder, was summoned by the Guardians for refusing to pay X2 16s arrears Defendant was ordered to pay in a month. Robert Hughes, 10 Rhiwamoth street, was summoned by the Guardians to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for refusing to pay XI 9s 3d maintenance arrears. Defendant was committed for one month. Mr J. J. Hughes proved the facts. Gas. Humphrey Woodcock Owen, Caradog road, was summoned by the Aberystwyth Gas Com- pany for refusing to pay t7 6s lOd gas rate. David Pugh Evans, gas collector, said defendant owed £7 6s lOd for gas and fittings Ordered to pay. Transfer. Mr A. J. Hughes applied for a, transfer to Frederick Morgan from Mrs Evans of the license of the Angel Inn. Superintendent Jones said that the Glamorgan police gave applicant a good character. The transfer was granted. Ejectment. On the application of Mr T. J. Samuel, on behalf of the Misses Jenkins, Queen street, an ejectment order was made against David Morgan, Poplar row. ° An Unhappy Home. Henry Clegg, Cambrian street, was summoned by his wife, Emily Jane Clegg, for assaulting and beating her, and she applied for an order under the Married Women's Act. Defendant said that he found a jug of beer under the sofa, but this was denied. It was evident that they had been living unhappily. 0 The bench made a separation order, with 7s 6d a week, and a fine of Is and costs for the assault. Chimney on Fire. Edward Evans, 40 Great Darkgate street, was summoned by Mr Rees Jones, borough urvey or. for allowing the chimney of his dwelling house to be on fire. Defendant admitted the offence, and was fined 2s Gd. LICENSING SESSIONS. Superintendent Jones presented his annual report, which showed that there are 51 licens- ed houses, apart from wine licences, being one to every 157 of the inhabitants. There had been 110 charges, with 98 convictions, an increase on last year. Of the persons charged 68 were strangers, mostly of the tramping fraternity. The Supt. drew attention to the pratice of selling drink on credit, which is contrary to law. The Sunday Closing Act has been well observed. A number of exten- sions of time &c., had been granted, all by the Llanbadarn bench. The Mayor pointed out that selling on cre- dit is contrary to law, has a bad effect on customers, especially the poor. The bench expressed a strong desire that the practice should be discontinued. If the police hear of any cases he hoped they will report them. The Chief Constable said that four houses are without proper sanitary accommodation for customers. He had visited all the licens- ed houses., and had given notices where neces- sary, and all had been attended to except these four. These are the Belle vue Hotel, Cross Foxes, Ship and Castle and the Sailors' Arms. Urinals are necessary. The credit system is very pernicious, and the bench have the right to ask the license holders to give undertakings not to give credit, which is un- fair not only to poor customers but also to re- spectable houses who do not give credit. Mr R. J. Jones thought this case ought to have been mentioned in the report. It would be unfair to ask license holders to give under- takings not to do what they are not doing. The Chief Constable added that the Magist- rates have the power to refuse licenses on grounds of nonrequirements. Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the Licensed Victuallers' Association. The court having been cleared, and the public re-admitted, The Mayor said that the bench had unan- imously decided to renew all the licenses. He wished to point out that license holders are running great risk to themselves by selling drink on credit. Licensed houses must also have proper accommodation.
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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WELSH NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The annual general meeting of the Welsh National Agricultural Society was held on Tuesday at the Lion Hotel, Mr J. Marshall Dugdale presided. Lord Tredegar was ap- pointed president for the ensuing year, and the Earl of Powis vice-president. The name of Mr David Davies, Llandinam, was added to the finance committee. The next show will be held at Aberystwyth on August 1st and 2nd. The society has a credit balance in the bank of X-495, and promises of increased subscriptions for the coming year Mr Lewes Pryse has been re-elected hon director and Mr Walter Williams secretrry.
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MONK'S CAVE AND ROCK. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABKRYSTWYTH OBSFRVKK. Sir,—Reading your reminiscences of a walk under the cliffs of Tanybwlch, I wondered if there were a hundred persons residing in Aber- ystwyth that had been along the beach as far as the Monk's Cave and whether those that have know that the Egg Rock is being rapidly demolished. To me there is not a more beautiful and romantic spot in all Cardigan- shire than the Cave and its immediate vicinity. Many will remember the old legends ot Twr Gweno and its associations, and will be sorry to hear that the rock that has stood like a grim sentinel before the cave, bearing the furies of wind and wave for perhaps countless centuries, is about to fall. Viewed at a distance, its present shape is suggestive of all aged man, bent and tottering, and at full tide one is continually looking backward to see if it has already fallen. Will not one of our local photographers take a last but new picture of the rock tower, from the summit of which old Gwen shrieked out her maledictions to the sea ? A few original pictures could also be taken of the crater-like shafts, which can only be seen from the cliff top about a mile this side of the cave, strange chasms of peculiar geological strata. I trust this matter is of sufficient interest to merit the space allotted to it, and thank you. in anticipation. FRANK L. LONGLEY.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. No charge is made for ordinary announce- ments, but Is. is charged for any addition. ^^RRIAGEST HUGHES THOMAS February 4th, at the Register Office, Aberystwyth, Mr Richard Hughes, Nantymoel, Bridge End, to Miss Margaret Thomas, Gwarfelin, Llanrhystyd. < JONES — JENKINS February 3rd, at the Register Office, Aberystwyth, Mr John Jones to Miss Anne Jenkins, both of Bwlch- yddwyallt, Talybont. j H.ossER.MoRGAN.-February 1st. at Llanilar Church, by the Rev J. T. Evans, B.A., vicar of Kippig and Marros (brother-in-law of the bride), assisted by the Rev J. F. Lloyd, B. A., Vicar of the parish, H. Herbert Rosser to Nora Edwardes, third daughter of the late Mr Caleb Morgan and Mrs Morgan, Tymawr. DEATHS. • gsnt; BENJAMIN.—February 2nd, aged 7 years, Frederick James, son of Mr Thomas Benjamin, Glynrheidol, Cwmrheidol. In- terred at Aberffrwd on Tuesday. JAMES—January 31st, at Llanerch, Bontgoch, Mrs Mary James, aged 61 years. MORGAN—January 26th, at Gwynfa, Taly- bont, Mrs Margaret Morgan, aged 91 years. OWEN—February 6th, aged 10 years, Ivor, son of Mr David Owen, saddler, Great Darkgate street. RODERICK—January 29th, at Llancynfelin Vicarage, Rev. Griffith Roderick, aged 46 j years. j THOMAS—February 7th, aged 19 years, Annie Wynne Thomas, daughter of Capt Thomas, Barry.
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VERY"MUCH LIKE PERSE- CUTION. It will be remembered that some years ago three or four clergymen formulated what became known as the Bangor Church Reform Scheme. There was nothing dangerous to the Church in the scheme, but the ecclesiastical powers, like the Czar of Eussia, thought it best to nip in the bud any tendency on the part of the clergy to formulate any scheme whatever for Church reform. One clergyman who was connected with an educational establishment at Bangor was promptly starved out, if we remember correctly, or would have been starved out, if he had not sought and found pastures new. Another of the offenders. the Rev Edwin Jones, being a beneficed clergyman, could not be got rid in that way. but there were National Schools under his care, and he was put to understand that the outraged dignitaries and their friends would cease to give financial support to the schools. Very well, said the Vicar, in that case I will hand the schools over to the Board, and solve the difficulty by placing them on the rates. The threat had the desired effect at the time, but the difficulty has been revived. At a meeting of the managers held last week the Vicar said that several gentlemen who used to subscribe a guinea or two have reduced their contributions to half-a-crown and the Bishop had not subscribed at alL although applications had been made t< him. It is worthy of note that the Rev Edwin Jones has not been selected as a member of the managing body of the Girls' School, the buildings of which are claimed by Lord Penrhyn as his private property. Presumably the Vicar is not obliged to incur any financial responsibility in carrying on the school, so that there wil. soon be trouble.
NEWS AND OBSERVATIONS. ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. The Denbighshire County Council have had before them an offer from Mr John Mahler, ol Penissa Glyn, near Chirk, of the gift of fifty acres of land to be devoted to demonstrating sound principles of timberplanting and the good financial results in time obtainable there- from. The case for afforestation hardly needs arguing now except, on tuo of ond means. The work of the Departmental Com- mittee on British Forestry a couple of years ago established beyond dispute that there h, in this country a very large area of waste land or rough pasture capable, with skill and care, of producing timber profitably, and that w< import millions of pounds' worth of timber from abroad that could have been grown at home. Nor can anyone who has seen the lumbermen of Canada or Australia at work doubt the valiu of creating a new class of hardy workers. Tlu valleys and wide stretches of rough land j I, Wales are recognised as an especially suitable region for such an industry. One sign 01 this is the existence of the Forestry Depart ment of the University College at Bangor and at the conference of Welsh county coun cils held in November, 1903, Mr E. D. Robin son, of Pembrokeshire, who took the initia tive, estimated the waste land in Wales ou which timber could be grown at a millior acres—more than one-fifth of the Princi- pality.
LLANFIHANGEL-Y- CREUDDYN CONCERT.—-On Wednesday evening, a con- cert was held at the Schoolroom by a party of young ladies and gentlemen from Aber- ystwyth, under the leadership of Mr John James, Penparke. The bill of fare was of a varied and entertaining character, and gave satisfaction to the audience. Many of the artistes were heartily encored, and the cornet solo given by the young lad Griffiths met with much applause. In the absence of Mr F. R. Roberts, Penywern, the chair was taken by the senior churchwarden, Mr Jones, Minfordd. At the close of the proceedings the Vicar pro- posed a cordial vote of thanks to Mr James and the members of his party for their kindness in coming up all the way from Aberystwyth to give their services, and that free of charge. He wished also to express his obligation to the chairman, and all who co-operated to get up that concert. The net proceeds will be devoted to tà. proposed new veitry fund.
SCOTLAND v WALES. This international match was played on Satur- day, at Inverleith, Edinburgh, and resulted in a victory for the Welsh by 6 points to 3.
LLANGWYRYFON. OBITUARY.—It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Mr David James, Hafodglas Uchaf, which t. ,.> p ace on Saturday, January 21st, at the age 0: ül. He had been ailing for some time the end came quite unexpectedly. Mr s was a faithful member of the parish church, and held the office of churchwarden, and his death will be felt very much for many years to come. He was also a member of the Parish Council. The deceased leaves four children, two sons and two daughters, to mourn the loss of a good and loving father, and much sympathy is felt for them. The funeral took place at Llan- gwyryfon on th- lo owing Friday, when a. large concourse of people came to pay their last respects to the departed. At the beginning of the service in the church the hymn Ar lan lorddonen ddofn was sung, the choir chanted the psalm, then the hymn "0 Fryniau Caersalem was sung, and as the cortege left the church the Dead March was played by Miss Jenkins, The Vicarage. A congregational hymn was also sung at the grave. The Vicar officiated throughout. On Sunday evening the Vicar preached an impressive sermon to a large and appreciative congregation. SEASONABLE GENEROSITY.—Mr R. J. Lox- dale, of Castle Hill, has this year again re- membered the poor of the parish, by sending a sum of money to be distributed amongst them, irrespective of creed or religious belief. The recipients are deeply grateful to Mr Lox- dale for his continued kindnesses, and all wish him and Mrs Loxdale, a long and prosperous life. Messrs John Jones, Ffynonwen, and Benjamin Edwards, Pantamlwg, assisted the Rev D. Jenkins, vicar, in distributing the same. We also beg to thank the Ven. Archdeacon David Evans. of St. Asaph, for sending a sum of money to the Vicar to be distributed among the poor people of the Church.