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Home News. CARDIGAN A number of Welsh students have been sitting for the entrance scholarships at Cambridge, and on Saturday Mr. W. R. Kingham, of Aberystwyth, gained an exhibition for history at Trinity College. Polling to fill a casual vacancy on the Aberystwyth Town Council took place on Saturday. Four candidates had been nominated, two of whom with- drew. The result was declared as follows :-Mr. J. Barclay Jenkins, 427 Mr. William Green (Foundry), 155. Mr. Jenkins is a Liberal. Mr. Green did not actively contest the seat, but his withdrawal paper was not handed in in time to pre- vent a contested election. Students of the University College, Aberystwyth, have recently obtained noteworthy successes in appointments to posts giving scope for scientific research. Mr. R. J. Thompson, B.Sc., Ph.D., "1851 Exhibition" scholar, has been selected as one of the economic chemists for synthetic products to the West African expedition, now being- organised by the Institute for Commercial Research in the Tropics. Mr. A. E. Hefford has been appointed assistant naturalist at the Government Fisheries Laboratory at Lowestoft, more especially in connection with the work of the steamship Huxley." CARNARVON. The members of the North Wales branch of the British Medical Association are taking steps to perpetuate the memory of the late Dr. W. Jones- Morris, who was for many years the hon. secretary of the branch, and one of its most prominent members. A cap and overcoat found on the steep and narrow path leading through the Silien Woods, Bangor, to the shores of the Menai Straits, on Saturday evening, were on Sunday identified as belonging to Mr. A. C. Downs, a Bangor accountant and income tax collector, who has been missing from his home for a week. Mr. Downs was a member of the Bangor City Council and the Board of Guardians, and secretary of the Bangor Liberal Association. The Committee appointed by the Carnarvon County Council to inquire into the question of the unemployed in the county met on Saturday, under the presidency of the chairman (Mr. Ellis W. Davies). Returns had been received showing that in eight districts the number of unemployed regis- tered was 655, but there were several districts from which no figures had been received. It was resolved to confer with the chairman of the Surveyor's Com- mittee upon the question of putting in hand work of a necessary though not absolutely essential character, and to appeal for subscriptions. A number of employers wrote notifying their willing- ness to give preference to residents of the county when engaging workmen. A very interesting sale of Welsh and English books has just taken place at Bangor. The books formed a portion of the library of Mr. Owen Wynne Jones, of London, and had been removed to Bangor for convenience of sale. Among the books sold and the prices given were the following :—Dr. John David Rhys's Cambrobrytannical Cymraecacla, 1592," £ 3 155. Rees's Lives of the Cambro-Briton Saints," £ 2 5s. Grammar of the Ancient British Language," by Dr. John Davies, of Mallwyd, with an englyn in the autograph of Grono Owain, £ 2 2s. 6d. Wood's Rivers of Wales," £ 2 Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of Britain, 1508," £3; "Cambria Triumphant," 61 12s. 6d. Hum- phrey Lloyd's works, Zi 6s. "The Cambro- Briton," £ 1 8s. Parry's Royal Visits and Pro- gresses to Wales," £ 1 8s. The Historie of Cambria," by Caradoc of Llancarvan, ^1 ics. Rowland's Mona AntiquaV £ 1 us.; Catherall's "History of Wales," £1 is. The principal buyers were the Rev. T. Shankland, Bangor Mr. Crowe, Wrexham Mr. Goronwy Williams, Ruthin Mr. Hughes, Coedana, Anglesey Mr. L. D. Jones, Llew Tegid, Bangor and Mr. Cadwaladr Davies, Menai Bridge.


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