A MOMENTOUS GATHERING. The meeting of the Colonial Premiers in London is of momentous importance to the country at large, and is fraught with grave issues for the Empire. This is the first occasion in the history of the Empire on which the Premiers of the whole of the self-governing Colonies have foregathered for purely business purposes. Hitherto the visits of the Heads of the Colonies have been in connection with the great ceremonies of the nation; and their presence on those great occasions have supplied the finish iug touch to an Imperial picture which has Hever yet found its parallel in the history of any nation. They were welcomed by Sir Henry Carapbell-Bannerman in a speech which breathed warm words of welcome, hut which was otherwise disappointing by its indefiniteness. It lacked that Imperial ring which Mr Chamberlain always knew so well how to employ, and he held out little hopes that the Government would support nuy proposal for preferential trade within the Empire. The range of subjects which are to come before the Conference embrace the questions of naval defence, the conduct of foreign affairs, and that of emigration the latter perhaps the most vital to the future welfare of the Colonies. The attitude which the Liberal Government has taken up with respect to Colonial matters has not b. en provocative of great hopes for the future. Their conduct in relation to the native rising in Natal was not calculated to lessen the distrust which Colonials feel when the Liberals are in office. Possibly the Colonial Premiers will find not only wisdom in numbers but they will also find the necessary strength to compel the Home Government to listen less petulantly to the demands which they bring forward for solution.
NOTES. There appears to be a strong feeling in the oat- side parishes in favour of the removal of the TVtty Sessions meeting place from Llanbadarn viii ige to a more central spot. As was pointed out by Mr Joseph Parry, at the meeting of the Joint Police Committee, some of the people have to travel a distance of eighteen miles in order to reach the court. It is suggested that the sessions should be held at Capel Bangor, which is t: ore central and which is reached by the Vale of Rheidol Railway. There was a dramatic incident at the Council meeting this week, and one which it is to be hoped will not soon be repeated, when the Mayor directed the Inspector of Nuisances to fetch the police in order it is presumed to turn Councillor Morgan out of the Council Chamber. Wiser counsels however prevailed, and the order was very sensibly withdrawn. The inclusion in the new standing orders of a paragraph which gives the Mayor the right to call in the police bus all along been condemned by sensible ratepayers, many of whom feel that a little more tact by the Chairman would help to keep that order in the Council which everyone desires. On this occasion it can hardly be maintained that Councillor Morgan was guilty of any conduct which justified even a threat to send for the police. As a whole the proceedings on Tuesday were noisy and acri- monious. Does the Town Council intend its decision on Tuesday respecting the holding of services on the beach to apply to all future applications? If so then the children's services which have been held on the sands daring the month of August for a great number of years, wills cease to be held in future. The services in themselves did not inter- fere much with the comfort of adult visitors and proved a source of delight to the youngsters. It would be better if this was made clear: whether the decision of the Council is to apply to meetings of children as well as tho-e of grown up people. In connection with these gatherings it will pro- bably be within the memory of our readers that last year the authorities were given considerable trouble by a class of itinerant preachers and hook- sellers who took up their stand on the shore. One of these gentlemen was evidently an old hand, and resisted every peaceable effort to get him away. He elicited a good deal of misplaced sympathy from townspeople, and it was not until the police court proceedings revealed the character of the man they were supporting did they recognise the foolishness of their actions. Other resorts are plagued with this class to an alarming degree and what is wanted at Aberystwyth is to see that the rule forbidding these people the use of the shore for holding their meetings should be sternly and nfiexibly applied. t
IOCATl LAW CASE. The appeal in the cases of Jenkins v. Weaver and Jenkins v Weaver and Jones, of Taliesin, were heard on Wednesday in the King's Bench Division belore Mr Justice Ridley and Mr Justice Bray. Mr Danckwerts, K.C., and Mr Griffith Jones were for the plaintiff, and Mr Ellis Griffith and Mr H. C. Davenport for defendants. Mr Danckwerts said this was plaiotia"* appeal from a decision of Judge Evans at Aberystwyth County Court. The matter arose in this way. Under an Act of 1810, extended by another of 1824, certain commons at Geneu'rglyn, Cardiganshire, were allotted and divided up among the commoners. By an award made in 1847 Mr Tyldsley Jones got Allotment No 277, and Mr Pryse Pryse got No 275. The plaintiff (Mr R. Jenkins, late of Henhafod), was successor to Allotment No 274. Plaintiff was also lessee of Nos 277 and 275 frnm different landlords, both of which allotments he had fenced and planted with trees. Eighteen months or two years ago the defendant Weaver occupied Allotment273 and the defendant W. Jones No 466, which was across the river Clettwr. The defendants pulled do" n the fences and grubbed up the trees, and they alleged in justification that they w re en (it led to a right of common and pasture. Tin v relied on right of user under Prescription Act. The County Court judge did not seem to have a clear idea of the point, and his notes contained no evidence in sup- port of the only possible title that could be set up. The Prescription Act did not apply te rights in gross, but only to such as were appurtenant. Any rights which were appondant were naturally destroyed by the allotment. The defendants, to sustain their claim, must bring evidence for which it was possible to apply a grant of right of common appurtenant to the residences in question. The only sort of evidence was that of people who said that anyone who had these allotment* were entitled to go on tho commons for the purposes of pasture. The claim was for simple trespass, and the Jadge found for the defendants, saying that the plaintiff had failed to make out his case. Mr Danekwerti submitted that there was no evidence e* which a grant could be presumed to th* defendants, and that the County Court Judg* was wrong. Mr Davenport, for the respondents, said the matter litigated before the County Court J udge was confined strictly by all parties the question whether there was a right 0 common appurtenant in respect of the allot' ncnta of the respondents, Weaver and Jones- He submitted that there was ample evidence adduced on which the County Conrt JudJe could arrive at a conclusion that there ka6 been since the enclosure award of 1847 s* uninterrupted enjoyment of the rights Of common for thirty years. Their Lordships eventually sent back tkO I case to the County Court for a new trial f the question of fact, the Taxing Master j deal with the costs. [
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PERSONAL. This, the first- issue of the OndER-TER under the direction of; the new JV>|<:iol.or, provides a fitting opportunity of saving a word as to future policy. The OBSEKVKII is the oldest newspaper published in Cardiga.nshire, having been in existence since the year 1858. Though latterly its circulation has dwindled, it is now hoped ) that under new management it will speedily I recover the ground it has lost, and take an honoured place in the ranks of local journalism. For the present the paper will journalism. For the present the paper will be published in the form readers already know it, but arrangements are in progress for enlarging it to a full sized eight el ¡ paper. The staff will be increased, so as to provide for the efficient and accurate reporting of all local gatherings of a public nature. It is the Proprietor's intention that all reports shall be impartially pre- sented to the public, without regari either to political or sectarian considerations. We shall endeavour to give weekly all the news of the district that is of public interest, and in any comments that may appear in our Editorial columns we shall speak our mind clearly and straightforwardly, but at the same time avoid being personal or offensive. In political matters we shall continue to support Conservative principles, with which the OBSERVER has been so long identified. By these means we hope to merit the esteem and relpect of the public, and to receive their cordial tlupport. 'Tis not in mortals to command success," but it is our intention to do our best to deserve it.
ABERYSTWYTH NEW«. TiCA AND ENTEaTAiNMEKT.—On Wednesday evening the sccond social tea and entertain- ment was held at Wesley Church in connection with the Men's Bible Class conducted by Mr Northey. The tables were decorated with plants and flewers lent by Mr Richardson, and were presided over by Miss M. Collins, Mrs J. E. Jones, Mrs T. H. Collins, Misses M. Pryse, A. Coilins, M. E. Roberts, E, Collins, R. Wt-lls, Northey, Benson, Eadi Jones, Edith Collins, Gerty Jones and Swift, and Mrs Francis. At the entertainment the Rev. C. O. Eldridge conducted the opening part, and introduced the Mayor as chairman of the meeting. Mr Smith, secretary, presented the quarterly report of the class, which showed great progress. In > December, 1906, there were twelve members, and there were now thirty-nine names on the books with an average attendance of twenty- four. Twelve members had not been once ab:sent since the beginning of the year and six since joining. The teacher of the class was Mr Northey; secretary, Mr Smith; book steward, Mr Norman; absentee visitors, Messrs Richardson, T. Jenkins, Pryce Jones, and J. H. Williams; sick visitors, Messrs J. E. Evans, H. Jones, Jenkins, senior, and J. Rowlands and canvassers, Messrs J. Rowlands, J. Jones, T. H. Collins, and Albert Evans. A programme of addresses, music, and song and recitation was gone through by the Rev. C. 0. Eld ridge, Mr W. J. Cooper, Mrs J. E. Jones, Mis. Nowell, Mr J. Bramer, Mr E. G. Evans, Mr J. D. Jenkins, Professor Jones, Mr Willy Hughes, and Mr R. Northey. An enjoyable meeting was brought to a close by votes of thanks and the singing of the Doxology. SACRED CANTATA.—A performance of Mr Ernlyn Evans' "Y Caethgludiad" (The Captivity) was given at Tabernacle on Wed- n-sday evening by the Tabernacle Choral Society, under the conductorship of Mr J. C. McLean, the organist. The English words are by Goldsmith, and the translation by Elfed. The first part of the programme consisted of an overture by Mr McLean The Lord is my light," Mr J. Tudor Owen; Hwiangerdd Sul y Blodau" (McLean). Miss Mary King-Sarah The Sailor's Grave," Mr David Ellis "If thou went blind" and Because," Mr J. T. Owen With verdure clad," Miss King- Sarah; and "Be thou faithful," Mr David Ellis. Tbe artistes were deservedly applauded. In *'Y Caethgludiad" the characters repre- sented were—Hebrew Maiden, Miss M. King- Sarah Chaldean Priest, Mr David Ellis Hebrew Prophet, Mr J. Tudor Owen Youths and Virgins, Hebrew and Chaldean People, and Virgins, Hebrew and Chaldean People, The Choir. Miss Ellen Davies took part in a quartette. Considering that the choir ''as only been recently formed, their rendering was very satisfactory. SOCIAL EVENING.—The annual social to mark the close of the session was held by the I members of the St Paul's Welsh Wesieyan Guild at the Schoolroom on Wednesday even- ing. The Rev Cadvan Davies, president of the society, took the chair, and was ably seconded by the vice-presidents. Mr David Jenkins and Mrs Davies, Lisburne terrace, An interesting and varied programme had been arranged by the committee, each item being performed by members of the Guild. The first part of the evening was given to songs and recitations. Tea was provided in the interval. The second j art of the pro- gramme consisted of various well-known parlour names, conundrum competitions, and exhibi- tions of thonght-reading and wireless telegraphy, not by "The Zanzigs." Special praise is due to Miss Anne Davies, the I secretary, and Mr Cowley for the careful way the programme had been arranged, and the senior ladies of the Guild for their efficiency as refreshment caterers. CAKE AND APRON SALE.—On Wednesday, at the Buarth Hall, a cake and apron sale was held by the members of the Aberystwyth Branch of the Girl's Friendly Society. The adjudicators of the prizes were Miss Hopiey, Miss Paull, Mrs Herbert, and Miss Gardiner. The following is a list of the prize-winners For any article the materials for which do not exceed rhe cost of Is., 1, Jenny Roberts; 2, Mary Ellen Evans (given by Mrs and Miss Paull). Sewn apron, 1, Jenny Roberts; 2, Rosa Lloyd (given by Mrs Fryer). Drawn thread work, 1, E Welldon Morris; 2, Hannah Morgan (given by Miss Phillips). D'oyley, Jenny Roberts (given by Mrs Colby). Cake, 1, Catherine Gardner 2, Polly Jenkins (given by Miss Watkins*. Toffee, Pollie Rees (given by Mrs Herbert). Pinafore, 1, Nellie Wit- liams; 2, Gerty Jones (given by Miss Nora Jaitieri.). Extra prizes (aprons), Norah Watkins (given by Miss Williams), and Lizzie Davies (given by Mrs Sheraton). The prizes were distributed by Mrs Owen Phillips, the Terrace. During the evening the following programme was gone through --Pianoforte solo, Miss Lucy Price; Japanese song, G.F.S. candi- dates; recitation, Miss Hannah Morgan; recitation, Miss Gertie Lloyd; dialogue, the Misses A. Dorothy Jones and Price; song, G.F.S. members; dialogue, the Misses Jennie Roberts and H. Morgan; song, Miss Charlotte Evans; recitation, Miss Lizzie W. Morris; song, Miss Bessie Roberts; song, > G.F.S. candidates recitation, Miss Mary G. Roberts play, the Misses P. Rees, C. Griffiths, E Morgan, and Maggie Perry. The programme was arranged by Mrs J. T. DaTies, Bronygan, and refreshments were provided by Mrs J. Jenkin Jones, Mrs Sheraton, and Mrs Spencer. LOCAT, MANAGERS.—At the monthly meeting of the Aberystwyth district Education Com- mittee, after the appointment of the Rev T. Mason Jones as chairman, and the transaction of other business, the Committee proceeded to appoint their representatives on the groups of managers. A difficulty arose as to the Talybont group.—Mr J. T. Morgan said it was nothing but sectarianism at Talybont. Mr R. T. Griffiths was a Baptist, and he should like to see the Baptists represented. Sectarianism was the great ory election. (Laughter.) —The Rev John Davies was also darned, and after discussion the following were appointed for Talybont :-Mr J. B. Morgan, Glanfread; Mr Edward Jones, Elgar; and Mr John Jones. Taliesin. For Penllwyn group, Mr John Richards, Tynpynfarch Thomas James, Aelybryn Edward Jones, Ponterwyd; J. P. Lewis, Llwyniorwerth; and David Davies, Cennant. Devil's Bridge:-Hugh Lloyd, Nant Eos T. J. Waddingham, Hafod David Davies, Ceunant; Thomas Jones, Cwmystwyth Jenkin Lewis, Mount Pleasant, Devil's Bridge. Llanrhystyd :—Richard Richards, Gwarfelin David Rowlands, Mabwshen and E. J. Evans, Cnwcvharcut.-The minor authorities were asked to nominate their representatives. TABERNACLE.—The annual report shows that there were 716 members in communion at the end of last year, being an increase of 11. The total number of members and children was 1,001. The number on the Sunday school books was 851, with an average attendance of 571. The total receipts from all sources was £ 1,002 12s Od. The contributions towards the ministry was £377 18s 2d. EISTEDDFOD OF 1909. -On Friday evening Councillor R. Doughton (mayor) presided over a joint meeting of the Town Council and the executive committee of the Welsh Society. The question of holding the National Eistedd- fod in the town-during 1909 was discussed, and Cadvan, the deputy archdruid, gave an outline of the work that required to be done. It was decided to make formal application in the proper quarter, and towards the guarantee bond of £1000 a sum of X200 was subsoribed in ¡ the room, FURNITURE.—Now is the time to have your i Furniture neatly Repaired. Polished find Upholstered by H C RICHARDS, 2 Little Dark gate street. Farniture Carved. Jobb- ing Work done. Established 1892. ST. MARY'S WELSH CHURCH.—AT the Easter vestry Mr D. W. Evsas and Mr W. 0. Davies were re-elected as wardees. The re-roofing and renovation cost £680, towards which £ 470 fits befsn collected. POLICE CoupT.-At the police court on Saturday morning before Mr R. Doughton (mayor) and Mr E. P. Wynne, Rees Jenkins (19' hnnlior, of 40 River Kow, Trcorky, was charged by Captain Manley, adjutant of the Cardiganshire Artillcy Militia with having fraudulently enlisted in the Cardiganshire Militia. The prisoner entered the regiment last year as a recruit and recently attempted to repeat the performance. For so young a man he had a bad police record, and was sent to prison for two months bard labour in default of paying a fine of £10. MOTHERS' UNION.—The last meeting for the winter of the Mothers' Union was held at the Buarth Hall on Thursday afternoon. There was a fairly good attendance, and Mrs Colby read to the meeting. Tea and cake was provided at a small charge. DEATH OF MRS CAPTAIN LLOYD.—On Satur- day the death occurred of Mrs Lloyd, wife of Captain D. J. Lloyd, Queen's terrace. Inter- ment took place at the Cemetery on Wednesday. when the following attended as chief mourners —Capt D. J. Lloyd, husband Mr B. T. Lloyd, son Mrs Capt. Ellis, Uford, sister; Captain Parry, Sea View House, brother; Mrs Golding, Forest Gate, niece; Mrs Mackenzie, Mrs Captain Parry, Sea View House, and Mrs R. T. Parry, Powell street, sisters-in-law; Mr W. J. Jenkins, Liverpool, Miss Kate Lloyd, Victoria House, and Mrs Timothy Thomas, Bexhill, cousins; Mr W. Austin Lloyd and Master David Parry, Powell street, nephews. Wreaths and flowers were sent by Captain D. J. Lloyd, Mr W. Parry LJuyd and Mr B. Taylor Lloyd, Mrs Captain Ellis and family, Captain and Mrs Parry, Mr and Mrs Golding, Mrs R. T. Parry and Master David Parry, Mrs Mackenzie, Mrs Cadman, London; Mrs T. Thomas, Bexhill; Mr W. and Mary Jenkins, Liverpool; Mr W. Austin Lloyd, Mrs Fouracre and family, London; Mr E. W. Wynne, Pier street; Mr D. Sylvanus Edwards, Miss M. E. Evans, Warrington; Mr and Mrs W. James, Little Darkgate street; Nurse Evans and Mr and Mrs Pateman, Bronpadarn. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY OFFICIALS AT ABERYSTWYTH.—On Thursday evening Mr James C. Inglis, general manager of the Great Western Railway Company, who was acecompanied by the heads of the various departments reached the town by the after- noon train. The visit was one of importance and included in the party were Mr J. Morris, superintendent of the line, Mr T. H. Rendell, chief goods manager, Mr G. J. Whitelaw, chief accountant, Mr J. Rees, divisional superin- tendent, Swansea, and Mr L. E. Tricky, district goods manager. They stayed at the Queen's Hotel, and made an inspection of the Company's premises and land scheduled in the new plans for future developments. On Satur- day morning they left by special motor bus en route for Fishguard. STUDENTS VIsIT.-On Saturday Professor Gowland of South Kensington visited the town accompanied by seventeen students from the school of Mines. The party, as in former years visited Mr Green's foundry and inspected the mining- machinery now in course of con- struction for different parts of the globe. The party put up at the Lion Hotel, and later OIl left for Barmouth aud Dolgelley where the Welsh Gold Mines were inspected. DESTROYED HIS TROUSERS.—Frederick Clarke, labourer, Stradford, Essex, was charged before Messrs J. D.'Perrot and J. Wattdns, on Monday morning with having destroyed his own trousers when a casual pauper at the workhouse. Prisoner had tore his trousers into threds, and when offered a pair at the house was fastidious enough to complain of a loose stich. This was not his first visit to the house, and the Bench sent him to prison for 14 days with hard labour. BAKER STREET CHAPEL. Mr Gwilym Thomas, Nortbgate House, who was for some- time honorary organist of Holy Trinity Church, was on Sunday evening unanimously elected honorary organist of this chapel. PERSONAL.—Mr N. H. Thomas, M.A., second master of the County School, returned last week from Canada and the United States, where he has for the last three months been investigating American Methods of Education, ;n company with a number of other masters drawn from all parts of the country. LOCAL WiLL.—Mr Thomas Jones, of 15 Portland street, Aberystwyth, who died on the 19th February last, formerly of 63 Marine terrace, Aberystwyth, left estate valued at Rl,269 16s, and probate of his will has been granted to his widow, Mrs Ann Jones. To SEE THE CUP FINAL.—Mr J. Griffiths, of Lynwood, North parade, hon. secretary of the Football Club, will attend the cup final at the Crystal Palace on Saturday, as one of the 500 guests of a London paper. "SCARLET DANDIES."—The members of "Scarlet Dandies" are to be congratulated on the success of their performance at the Coliseum on Tuesday. All the artistes took part are local amateurs, and it is much to their credit that they were enabled to draw such a spjendid house, including many representatives of the county families, to assist so deserving an object as the Nursing Association. The following took parr, :—Mr Austin Jenkins, Miss Jessie Peake, Mr W. D. Owen, Mr W. R. Wood, Miss Frances Bovan, Mr Mansel Jenkins, Mr J. O. Hughes, and Miss Peake, The second part consisted of the Musical Comedy "Three Tenants" and the different characters created roars of laughter. The following were the characters:—Mr Grope (a gentleman in search of quiet), Mr J. O. Hughes Mr Farintosh (a gentleman in search of sport;, Mr Austin Jenkins; Peebles (A Scotch Servant), Mr Mansel Jenkins; Mrs Fitz-Feather a widow lady with a nervous temperament), Miss Frances Bevan; Miss Gwendoline Fitz-Feather (her niece), Miss Jessie Peake. The accompanist was Miss M. Rea, and the honorary secretary Mr Stanley Peake. PETTY SESSIONS.—The weekly sessions were held this (Wednesday) morning, before Captain Thomas Doughton, ex-mayor, and Mr John Watkins.—George Roberts, 3 Beehive terrace, Trefechan, was charged by P.C. J. Evans with having been drunk and disorderly at Trefechan on the 13th inst. The Constable said that at 11.30 that evening he found the defendant creating a row in Trefechan, and he had to be locked up.-Defendant said he was very sorry. -The Bench fined him 20s and costs.A sequel to the trip to Newtown on Saturday was provided by a charge of assault preferred against David H. Griffiths, Moor lane, by Reginald Worthington, Portland road.—Mr Ivor Evans appeared for the complainant.- The men appear to have had a quarrel in the train between Machynlleth and Borth. Several blows were struck, and according to the evidence of others present in the carriage a general melee followed, and defendant's head, much to his discomfort, came in violent con- tact with the carriage window.—Witnesses for the defendant said that complainant started the row,-Defendant was tiuttd on and coste. DnUNK ON SUNDAY. — At the police court on Monday morning, before Messrs J. D. j Perrott and J. Watkins, a wheelwright named Herbert Wilkinson, Manchester, was charged with having been drunk in New street on Sunday. Evidence was given by P.C. Richards, and the Bench fined defendant 5s. SALE OF PROPERTY. On Monday afternoon, at the Belle Vue Hotel, Aberystwyth, Mr A. Lloyd Williams, auctioneer, offered for sale the 11 years unexpired lease and good will of the fnily licensed preiiii.,es known its the Wine Vaults, North Parade. The conditions of sale were read by Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor. Bidding started at X500 and the property was with- drawn at JE950 the reserve price not having been reached. Messrs Morgan & Roberts offered for sale by auction, at the Lion Hotel, on Tuesday week, the freehold residence No 30 Pier street. Bidding started at £ 1,500, and wont up to .sELSOO, at which price it was withdrawn, the reserve price not having been reached. Mr J. E. James, auctioneer offered for sale the freehold house, in Great Darkgate street, called Grafton House at the Lion Hotel on Monday afternoon when it was withdrawn at J6800.
ABERYSTWYTH WEATHER REPORT. Temperature. 17 Max. Min. Rain. Wind. Sunshine April 11 50 ;5 s.E. 5 hours „ 12 50 41"5 E. 4k » 13 49 41 N.E. 1 u 14 52 42-5 s.E. 6 59 >, 15 55 41 E.8.E. 9 I P 16 52 41 E. 4-21 I,
WELSH AMATEUR CUP FINAL. THE HOLDERS VICTORIOUS. Buckley Engineers (ithe holders) and Aberys- twyth, met in the re-played final tie for the Welsh Amateur Cup act. Newtown on Saturday. There were (about 1,500 spectators. Buckley won the toss and selected to play towards ;the town goal with ia rather strong wind in their favour. Immediately from the kick-off Aberystwyth became aggressive, and after passing between Austin Jenkins .and the brothers Peake, Bab Peake sent behind. The Buckley men next invaded the Sl()laside.rs:' quar- ters, but Millington's final shot went outside. By some rather tricky passing the Aberystwyth forwards again got down and -through Ernest P,e,ake had the :adv'antlag.el of a corner. This was cleared, however, and Dickenson was al- most immediately afterwards' called upon. Both Elides seemed to suffer from excitement. The Beasiders were perhaps having the better of matters but it was certainly a case of Greek meet ing Greek. J. Edwards was penalised for trip- ping Pearcey .as the latter was racing for goal, but aie free kick was not improved upon. From a free ki!ck Austin Jenkins iand Ernest Peake get down the field by clever passing and the latter tested Chesters- with a stinging shot. The keeper cleverly tipped over the bar, and from the corner kick Jenkins placed behind. Mes- ■ h am sent in a long dropping shot which Crow- ther breasted over the line. The resultant corner 'was well placed, uJ. a foul againsr. Buckley right under the bar averted disaster for the seasddem The ball travelled fast from end to end .and the play was moat interesting from the spectators' poiryt, of view. Ernefct Peake shot but Griffiths cleared, and D.Hughes headed behind. Offside against Llew R,ees nullified another afttack. A commendable ef- fort on the Buckley left was frustrated by Green clearing in the nick of time. Jenkin* again led an attack but Hughes cleared well. After this the brothers Peake were conspicu- ous, but Griffiths maintained a fine defence. Tom Rees was cheered for a brilliant bit oi work in shopping a run by Davison and Jenk- ins, who had received a pass from Evans in the centre. A free kick against Potts looked dan- gerous but Meesham kicked behind. At the other end Bob Peake got the ball from his bro- ther and shot just outside the bar. Green in- tercepted a rr.sh with a finK") over-head kick, but Edwards was next penalised for a charge. Evans, from this got within shooting disionoe, and tried conclusions wirlh Crowther, but the ball went just outside the upright. Phillips sent in another shot which Crowther saved. Next Aberystwyth got down and a eem-r^ by Bob Peake was placed a few inches outside by Llew Rees. Buckley with the aid of Davison, got past the Aberystwyth defence, but his final shot wemi over the bar. Bob and Ernest Peake got down by some splendid passing, but J. Ed- wards finally sent the ball rather wide, when unhampered and well-placed. After a little stoppage owing to gome unpleasantness between Rees and Davison, Crowther cleverly tipped a nasty shot over the toar. but the corner was got away, and Pot:" cleverly passed two or three opponents. The' ball, however, went over the Buckley line. Jenkins next. got 'into posi- tion, 'and passed Potts and Dickinson, .but his final shot went wide. Lewis rcblfced. Bob Peake but shot wide. Di Hughes next got down the left and centred but Bob Peake mulled the easiest of chances of drawing first blood. Chesters saved wedl from a terrific shot by J. Edwards, and Peake .also shot just outside. From a free kick play came to the Aberystwyth goal, but Millington was offside. Just before the call of half time, Buckley secured a goal. The ball came in from the right from the foot of Pearcey, and Green allowed it to paes to Crowther, but the latter slipped, and fell for- ward. the ball rolling into the net just at the point of his fingers. In the second half it was thought that Aber- ystwyth would make .good progress with the wind, and this opinion was well-founded, as in a minute or two from the re-start, Bob Peake got down 'and slhot with terrific force at Ches- ters. The latter was taken quite unawares by the suddenness and swiftness of the shot, .and the ball rolled out of hie hands over the line. Ernest Peake ran up and placed the matter be- yond doubt. The equaliser was received with deafening cheers. Still pressing, Peake tried to beat Chesters again, but failed. A corner to Aberystwyth was got tawiay, but Green was soon called upcn .at the other end, and gave the ball to Erne-s,t Peake who was pulled up by Griffiths, and the free-kick went behind. Aus- tin Jenkins then worked his way forward after a short visit to the Aberystwyth goal, 'but ihis final shot wias several yards wide. Millington next got the ball on the Buckley right, and forced a corner off Edwards. This was clear ed. Llew Rees sent across the goal mouth, and Bob Peake secured a corner off Griffiths. Hughes cleared, and at the other end Buckley got the ball into the net but the whistle had already gone for an .infringement. One of the Buckley men was hurt temporarily, .and when the ball was thrown up Hughes kicked behind. Davison raced away on the Buckley extreme left, and passed Dickenson oleverly, but his final shot, with iio one but Crowther to beat, was weak and wide. From a beautiful centre by Messham, Evans received 'the ball, but wa's obviously offside. Hugihes missed his kick for Buckley, and a fruitless corner fell to Aber- ystwyth. Crowther made a brilliant save from Davison. After a visit to the Aberystwyth goal Peake. made an effort to got through, and Llew Rees forced r1,corner, but Edwards sent 'behind. Griffiths • -.1 cleared strongly from a long shot by Gree nod the Buckley left got down clever- ly past ti n Aberystwyth halves, but Green and Dickenson defended well. The latter, however, kicked out once or twice unnecessarily. From a centre on the left Millington got the .ball through amislkliek by Green, and banged the ball into the net, thus placing the Engineers ahead. The same player got- down immediate- ly from the centre kick, 'but Crowther made a capital clearance. A foul .against the Buckley captain looked dangerous for his side, but Green jumped in heading the ball and touching an opponent, for which a, free kick was given. Another corner fell to the Seasiders, and this was beautifully placed. The ball parsed fairly slowily ;al-ong the goalmouth. The slighteet tap was all that wa's required to bring the equal- iser, but no one did the needful, and Griffiths realising the danger kicked out. Aberystwyth still pressed, and Chesters was forced to give a corner from a centie by Llew Reee, but this was not improved upen. liees spoilt a splen- did run by getting offside. Oswald Green, who tried to force ithe game, urged his men to renewed efforts. Bob Peake sent in a brilliant shot. and Cheaters kicked this out, and it land- ed over the bar. Several spectators in the neighbourhood of the goal declared the hnll was over the line when it came in contact with Chester's foot. From now to the end Buckley got mcst of the play, .and were winners by two goals to one. Aberystwyth Crowther; Dickenson and Green; Tom Rees, Potts, and J. W. Edwards; Bob Peake, Ernest Peake, Austin Jenkins, D. Hughes, and Llew Rees. Buckley: Cheerers; IIi;idles and Griffiths; Messham, Phillip.s, and Lewis; Millington, Piercey, Evans, Jenkins, d Davison. Referee, Mr Ike Baker, Nantwich. At the close of the match Mr R. T. Gough. on behalf of the Association, presented the Cup to Harry Hughes, the Buckley captain.
& |CA RDIGANSHI LIE STANDING JOINT CUM MITT ME. The quarterly .meeting of the members of the Cardiganshire Standing Joint Committee was held at the Town Hall, Lampeter, on Thurs- day. ii,e:e were present Col Davies Evans, (lord licutenamt), ilajor Barry Taunton, Capt Hughes, Messrs John Francis, D. C. Roberts, G. Pryse, -J. C. Harford, Rev T. R. Davies, D. J. Williams, A. R. T. Jones, B. Davies-Evans, Joseph Parry, C. M. Williams, Dr Jenkin Lewis, Dr Stephens, and D. L. Jones, with Mr F. R. Roberts, >c3erk. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. On the motion of Dr Lewis, .seconded by Mr D. J. Williams .Mr C. M. Williams was ap- pointed chairman pro. tern. Dr Lewis then proposed that Alderman Peter Jones of Abery.stwyih should be chairman for the ensuing year. Ald.er.man Jones hnd lived a conspicuous life in the county, and it would be simply a waste of time to enumerate all his qualifications. It would be like painting old oak—the lesc the better. Mr D. C. Roberts seconded, and the pro- position was put and carried. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The members of the .committee who are resid- ing in the Lampeter and Tregaron Union were appointed membeis of the Finance Committee. The Committee recommended that a requisition be tserved on the County Council for Y-890 for police expenses for the ensuing quarter.—The report was adopted. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. Chief Constable E. Williams presented his report. Replying to Mr Bund the Chief Constable said that IC15 disbursements for police expenses were for coal and light.—The report was carried. THE TRAMP DANGER. Mr Willis Bund called attention to the num- her of tramps passing through the county, and he did not know what could be done to deal with it. It was a very serious thing for the county as he observed that there were 18 tramps apprehended out of a total of 158 for the quar- ter in ,the whole of the county. This he de- clared was a tolerably large percentage. It was perfectly true that the number of tramps had decreased that quarter as compared with the corresponding quarter of 1906, but the num. her of women had slightly increased. Owing to the great cost he did not see how labour col- onies suggested by the report of the Committee for dealing with vagrants could be carried out. But surely something ought to be done. It was besides a serious charge on the ratepayers, and what was worse it was a, very great danger to the people as regards many of .the tramps, be- cause if they had an opportunity of robbing they were not at all particular about doing it. He could not make any suggestion, but thought Boards of Guardian's might consider whether by restricting relief to tramps they might divert the traffic to other quarters. The Chairman said that the Boards of Guar- dians .throughout the county were taking keen observation upon the matter as were also the police authorities. He suggested that membeis should consider the question and die-cues it at the next meeting. CONGRATULATING THE POLICE. Mr Willis Bund said he would like to con- gratulate the Chief Constable upon having re- duced the number of licen&ed houses in the county by seven. There was not. a single ap- perul, which showed that the Chief constable was probably right in the course he had taken. The Chairman said they were all much ob- liged to Chief Constable for the interest shown in this matter and bringing the question before the different Benohes. He had hoped that the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions would have mentioned the matter. Compared with other counties and the one with which Mr Willis Bund was actively connected the reduc- tion was in that county very small. Mr Bund There is a very small fund in this county. LLANBADARN SESSIONS HOUSE. For over a hundred years the Sessions at Llanbadarn have been held in a room at the Black Lion Inn, and the last meeting was held at the end of March. A letter wa.s read from Mr Henry Bonsall, Cwmpadarn, offering the reading room, :the owner of which was prepared to add another room at the rear. There was also a letter from the City of Lichneld Brewery Company. They offered to build a new room which wouid cost £200, and the rent for which together with the present room as a retiring room would be Xlv. A corrugated iron room could be erected, but the rent would be the same. They asked that this room should be available for the use of the Inn on fair days. —The Clerk said that the retiring room was connected with .e Inn, and this would be an objection. The Chairman ,said Mr Evans, of Love.sgrov,e, had told them lat the last meeting that tlie schoolroom at Penyfron had been suggested, but ir was thought that this would be inconvenient. The reading room would be very central. The present rent was E4 4s., and it wa,s about the highest sum they tpaid. Dr Jenkin Lewis thought that the whole of the work could be transferred to Aberystwyth, to which town mctrt of ,the justices and the offi- cials of the Llanbadarn Court belonged. The Chairman said that no doubt there was something in what Dr Lewis had said, and it bad been suggested that the .meetings should be held at Penllwyn alternately with Llanbadarn. He suggested that the next meeting should be held at Aberystwyth', and that iin the meantime the local justices and the members of the com- mittee with Major Barrv Taunton should con- sider the question. Mr D. C. Roberts seconded. He agreed to some extent with Dr Lewis, but thought some- thing was to be said in favour of holding the meetings in the division at different centres. Mr Willis Bund said he would oppose very strongly indeed continuing to hold Petty Ses- sions in public houses. He thought it was open to very grave abuse, and ought to be discon- tinued as soon as possible. Under a recent Act of Parliament it was made illegal to hold coroners' courts in public houses and pretty soon it would be illepal to hold Pessions also, and if they could get another room it was their duty to do so (hear, hear). Mr Joseph Parry stated that in some instances parents had to walk 18 miles to attend the Court at Llanbadarn when summoned for school cases, and he isugge/sltedi that the Sessions should be held at Goginan. The proposal of the Chairman was carried. AN EXPLANATION REQUIRED. At the last meeting the Chairman said he in- timated his intention to call attention to cer- tain remarks made by Mr Wi-Itils Bund at the Worcester Standing Joint Commibtee with re- ference to the appointment of Chief Constable. He had forgotten to 'put it on the agenda for fhat meeting, but gave notice that day for the nest meeting. The Rev T. R. Dav?es asked if they had any- thing .to do with that. The Chairman It is cywin for any member to give notice and it will be for the Chairman of the meeting to say if he will be allowed to go on. Mr Willis Bund And for the member to de- cide if he is going to be called to eecoimt. The Chairman 011, no, it is not a question of being called to account. It is meiely calling attention to certain remarks in the opinion of some people are a reflection upon this -county.
CARDIGANSHIRE LICENSING COMMITTEE. The annual meeting of the Licensing Com- mittee for the county of Cardigan was held at Lampeter Town Hill on Thursday. Thero were present: Col. Davies-Evans, Messrs Willis Bund and C. Lloyd, Major Barry Tv.inton, Messrs D. C. Roberts, D. J. Williams, and .1 C. Harford -On the motion of Col. Da "-ies-Evans, seconded by Mr C. Lloyd, Mr Wiliis Bund was appointed chair- man for the year.—Mr Pennant James, Aber- ayron, appeared to support an application for the extension of the six days' licence of the Central Hotel, Llanon, to seven days. The application had been before the Aberayron Bench and they had granted it. It was expected that the motor car service would be extended on Sundays and it was on this account principally that the application was made. There were five other fully licensed houses in the village, all of which were open the whole seven days. Evidence having been given by Evan Morgan, the owner, and Wm. David Jones, the tenant, the Committee con- firmed the order of the Aberayron Bench.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. No charge is made for ordinary announce ments, but Is. is charged for any addition. BIRTHS. JONES.—April 15th, at Castle House, street, the wife of Capt. D. H. daughter. MARRIAGES. EVANS—JONES.—April 10th, by licence, a Carmel Chapel, Llanilar, by the Rer Morgan. Llanddewi Brefi, assisted by Rev John Evans, Lledrod, in the of the Rev W. Jones, registrar, Mr 1 Daniel Evans, Llanddewi Brefl, to Margaret Jones, Bryntirion, daughter of™ late Mr and Mrs John Jones, Garth. LEWIS—MASON.—16th April, at the gational Chapel, Aberystwyth, by the Evan Evans, in the presence of the Rev to Jones, Mr John Lewis, Aberystwyth* j Miss Maggie Catherin Mason, Aberyst^y j DEATHS. DA VIES.-A pril 9th, aged 43 years, Mr ¡ Davies, Patagonia, Llanrhystyd..Uf. JONES.—April 16th, at Rose Cottage, LIaoJ aged 43 years, Mr David Jones, joiner. Printed and Published by the proprietor Rowlands, at 10 Terrace road, Aberyst^J THURSDAY, Aran, ISTB, 1907* L L