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BUSINESS ADDRESSES. p OWELL & CO., MARKET-STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, ARE NOW OFFERING A FINE ASSORTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SEEDS WHICH HAVE BEEN SELECTED WITH GREAT CARE. PRICES ON APPLICATION. ELLIS AND OWEN, ABERYSTWYTH PLAIN AND ENAMEL SLATE AND MARBLE WORKS, MANUFACTURERS of Enamelled and Plain Slate Chimney Pieces, Baths, Cisterns, Milk Coolers, JM Headstones, Urinals, Mangers, Cattle Troughs, Dairy, Larder, and Wme Cellar Shelves; Window SIlls, Door Steps, Hearth Stones, Flooring, Skirtings, and every description of Plain and Enamelled Slate Work. CRESTS, &c., ENAMELLED ON KEYSTONES OF CHIMNEY PIECES. Designs of every description executed to order. An Artist sent to take Views when required. IfF The First Prize for Slate Carving was awarded to this Firm, both at the Chester Exhibition (1866), and the Carmarthen Exhibition (1867), of the National Eisteddfod of Wales. MACHYNLLETH. THOMAS'S CELEBRATED WELSH GRIPE POWDER FOR HORSES, Is. 6d. per Bottle. Also GRIPE (j MIXTURE FOR HORSES, 2s. 6d. per Bottle. ALTERATIVE AND CONDITION POWDERS FOR HORSES, Is. per pound packet. Prepared only by JOHN THOMAS, Chemist, Machynlleth. — Directions accompany each bottle and packet. Sole Agent for LONG'S SCAB LOTION for Sheep. A certain cure for Scab. OROSSE & BLACKWELL'S PURE PICKLES, MALT VINEGAR, SAUCES, POTTED MEATS AND FISH, PREPARED SOUPS, CALVES' FEET JELLY, JAMS, JELLIES, AND MARMALADES, ALWAYS BEAR THEIR NAMES AND ADDRESS ON THE LABELS, And may be obtained of Grocers and Italian Warehousemen throughout the World. CROSSE & BLACKWELL, PURVEYORS TO THE QUEEN. sono SQUARE, LONDON. WANTED, TO LET, Prepaid Advertisements. The Charges for the insertion of PREPAID ADVERTISE- MENTS referring to F HOUSES TO BE LET, I APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, I ARTICLES LOST AND FOUND Are as follows :— 3 Lines (seven words to a line) 1 0 Ditto, Three insertions 2 0 4 and 5 Lines (seven words to a line).. 1 6 Ditto, Three insertions 3 6 Ditto, Six insertions 6 0 For each additional lino over five lines, when there is one inser tion, 4d. when there are three insertions, or more, 3d. Remittances may be made in Postage Stamps Halfpenny Stamps preferred. No Credit Advertisement is Charged less than Is. 6d. NOTICE TO MINE AND QUARRY AGENTS. WANTED, to purchase all kinds of OLD MACHINERY, METAL and SCRAP IRON. —Address MCILQUHAM, Machine Broker, Aberystwyth. N.B.—Mining Plant, &c., Bought and Sold on Commission. WANTEI), a good PLAIN COOK and TV GENERAL SERVANT.—Apply to Mr. ABBOTT, Crystal Palace Vaults, Queen's-road, Abesystwyth. A R WERTH, yn Liverpool, MASNACH YM- AFUDOL; heil sefydledig. Ty mawr cyfleus. Rhent isel. Agoriad campus i Gymro gweithgar.—Cyfeirier, ALPHA, 35, Union-street, Liverpool. WANTED, in a First-class Hotel in North Wales, a COOK, HOUSE, and SCULLERY MAIDS. Good character indispensable.—Address, R. H. L., Cam- brian News office, 3, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth. WANTED, at once, for the Boot and Shoe Trade, an experienced SALESWOMAN, able to converse in Welsh and English. Good wages.—Apply, with refer- ences, to Dick's Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth. NDER GAMEKEEPER wanted for North Wales. A married man without encumbrance preferred. Must speak Welsh and English, and under- stand his business, be a good vermin trapper and rabbit catcher. Wife capable of managing shooting lodge if re- quired.—Address, R. R. B., Union Club, Birmingham. WANTED, in Barmouth, a SHOP, or a house that TV could be made suitable for one.—With particulars, rent, &c., address W. W., Post-office, Altrincham. TO BUILDERS AND OTHERS. TO be Sold by Private Treaty, the whole of the large and recently-erected SCHOOLHOUSE (to hold 400), SHEDDING (4 yards wide and 130 yards long), &c., &c. Cost nearly £ 600.—Apply C. MYTTON, Cambrian Hotel, Borth, via Salop. ABERYSTWYTH. A GOOD INN AND SPIRIT VAULTS. rpO BE LET, THE SKINNERS' ARMS and I SPIRIT VAULTS, containing large kitchen, parlour, sitting-room, club-room, and seven bedrooms, with good cellars, outbuildings, and stabling for twenty horses.—Apply to C. MYTTON, Welshpool. BARMOUTH.—TO LET, FRONOLEU VILLAS, near Barmouth. Three Entertaining Rooms, eight Bedrooms. Hot and Cold Baths. All modern con- veniences. Five minutes walk to the beach.—Apply to R. D. RICHARDS, Barmouth. FOR SALE, a NEW BRIG, now building, to be launched in May. Length, 114ft.; breadth, 23ft. 7in.; depth of hold, 12ft. 8in. Will shift without ballast, and to be classed 12 years.—For further particulars inquire of Mr. F. JONES, ship builder, Milford. (T BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, the House No. 52, MARINE TERRACE, Aberyst- wyth.—Apply to Messrs. HUGH HUGHES and SONS, Solicitors, Pier-street, or to Miss JONES on the premises. O LEXTsTNew VILLA RESIDENCE, containing thirteen rooms situate in a lovely valley, within three minutes' walk of a station on the Cambrian Rail- ways five miles from Aberystwyth and two from the aoted Borth sands; close to the parish church. Three acres of land, or more, adjoining, may be had. Address, J., Observer Office, Aberystwyth. ORTH.—A HOUSE TO LET, FURNISHED. Two Sitting Rooms, five Bed Rooms, and two Kitchens. Facing the Sea. Five minutes walk from the Station.—Address, R. P. R., Borth, Garibaldi House. HOUSE to LET, from the 12tli of May, 18; 7. Bellesize House, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth. Apply to ISAAC MORGAN, Brymor, Aberystwyth. READY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY. THE GOSSIPING GUIDE TO WALES. Is. 6d. POPt LAR EDITION, Revised and En- » larged, with additional Practical Information. Five Maps. 176 pp. By Post, Is. 8d. 2s 6d HALF-CROWN EDITION, bound in cloth, with Fiive Maps, "Routes," and PANORAMA of SNOWDON (three feet long, and containing 150 points seen from the summit, with heights of mountains, &c.), specially drawn and lithographed for the work. 182 pp. By Post, 2s. 9d. 5s. Od. CROWN EDITION, bound in blue cloth, gilt on superior paper, with Snodon Panorama, Routes, .and Chapters on Geology and the Botany of Barmouth and Snowdonia. Twelve Maps. 246 pp. By Post, 53. fíd. NOTICES OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS Ry far the most amusing (initio we have seen. 1 • "I As a Guide it is invaluable."—Manchesterpm'rier.' r Full of interesting and intelligent gossip. Wonderfully cheap, remarkably accurate.J" Tourists cannot take with them a better (.'aide || Full of information of a very useful kind." -Public Optnwn. Gladsome and Gossiping."—Pun. An intelligent Guide to Wales."—Literary World. An invaluable Guide Hot only amusin, but instrnctive: -Era "Chatty and amusing as well as useful."—Leisure Hour. "A good idea well carried out."—The Queen. "The Maps which illustrate it are perfect."—Western Med An agreeable companion."—Liverpool Mercury. Full of practical hints."—Mcinehenter E-vannner and Times. Anticipates everything; the tourist requires." WrUtinian. "An admirable companion."—S'nitli Walex Daily News. "The most charming; book on Wales." WrcxhnÎn A dr.-rtixer. 'Adds pleasure; to romantic spots."—Lincrpool Court': r. "Just the amusing, Gossiping Guidewe like to lrive."—Ho'ftsell'r. -r~: T-TODDFJ; >. OSWESTRY WOODAJLiij AKD "'V"">I_ MEETINGS. LLEYN AND EIFIONYDD FARMING SOCIETY. THE SHOW of ENTIRE HORSES, in connec- tion with the above Society, will be held at Pwllheli, on the 1st of MAY next, when premiums will be awarded as follows, viz.:— For showing the best Agricultural Stallion. £20 Second best Ditto suitable for saddle or harness (E7 by the So-j ciety, and to ry Owen Evans, Esquire, Broom Hall) B12 The Prize Stations will be required to travel the dis- trict during the season, from Tremadoc to Sara Meill- tevrn, and to attend the annual show at Tremadoc on the 7th of September next. R. OWEN JONES, Pwllheli, 4th April, 1877. Secretary. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. LECTURES ON FRENCH LITERATURE. A Course of seven Lectures on the History of French Literature in the Eighteenth Century (1715-1815) will be delivered in the College Library on WEDNESDAYS at 3 p.m. by PROFESSOR HERMANN ETHE, PH. D. The course commenced on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH. ADMISSION FREE. ABERYSTWYTH. NIGHT SCHOOL TEA MEETING AND ENTER- TAINMENT. A TEA MEETING will be held at the Temperance Hall for the Night School scholars on FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1877, at 4 30 p.m., to be followed at 7 p.m. by an Entertain- ment consisting of Readings and Songs. Anyone interested in the night school, who would like to be present, will be admitted on payment of Is. at the doors. REGISTRY OFFICE ?OR FAMILIES AND SERVANTS AT NO WELL'S FAN CY WAREHOUSE, 8, LITTLE DARKGATE STREET, Opposite the Infirmary, ABERYSTWYTH. ====-=-=-
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. No announcements of marriages are inserted without sufficient authentication, for want of which, announcements sent td us are sometimes omitted. A charge of Is. is made for the words "No Cards." Sc., in marriages, and any addition to the simple record of deaths. BIRTHS. GRIFFITHs-April 23rd, the wife of Mr. John Griffiths, Ysgubor- y-plas, Llanor, Pwllheli, of a daughter JONES—April 23rd, the wife of Nlr. David Jones, guard, Mill- street, Aberystwyth, of a son. LLOYD—Feb. lOth, at Broadford Tannery, Victoria, Australia, the wife of C. E. Lloyd, formerly of Welshpool, Montgomery- shire, of a daughter. ROBERTS—April 11th, at Pennal, the wife of Mr. W. Roberts, P.O., of a daughter. [This announcement should have ap- peared last week, when, in error, it was so inserted as to make it appear that Mrs. Roberts was dead, which, we are glad to say, is not the fact.] WILLI VMS—April 23rd, the wife of Mr. Robert Williams, 2, Vic- toria-terrace, Llithfaen, Pwllheli, of a daughter. MARRIAGES JAMES—DAVIES—April 18th, at Penybryn Baptist Chapel, near W' Cardigan, by the Rev. E. Thomas, Swansea, assisted by the Rev. D. Davies, Cardigan, Mr. John James, draper, Man- chester House, to Miss Ellen Davies, Quay-street, both of Car- digan. NOOTT—HICKMAN—April 17th, at St. Luke's Church, Wolver- hampton, William Mathias Noott, Esq., surgeon, Cardigan, to Miss Louisa Hickman, Wolverhampton. RICHARDES—DARMAN—April 19th at the Parish Church, Melton Mowbray, by the Rev. W. M. Colles, D.D., vicar, Roderick Clement Richardes, Esq., Penglais, Aberystwyth, to Mary Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Wm. Darman, of Melton Mow- bray.—No Cards. DEATHS. DAVIES—April 18th, aged 3 days, John, child of Richd. Davies, coal jagger, Llanrhaiadr.. DAVIES—April 19th, aged 4 days, Henry and William, children of Richd. Davies, coal iagger, Llanrhaiadr. DAVIES-April19th, aged 44, at the residence of her father (Mr. Jones, Rhyd-hir), Mrs. Jane Davies, Vicarage bach, Llan- rhaiadr. EDWARDS-April 17th aged 88, at the Rectory, Holt, the Rev. J. Edwards, rector. < EVANS-April 23rd, aired 72, Mr. Edward Evans, the elder, of the Upper Green, Llanidloes, shawl manufacturer. EVANS—April ll)th, aged 17, Jane, daughter of Mr. Richd. Evans, Liverpool House, Llanfyllin. EVANS—April 18tli, aged 58, Mr. John Evans, tailor and draper, late parish clerk, Bridge-street, Llangollen. EVANS—April 16th, aged 2 weeks, at Hall-street, Rhos, Eliza- beth Evans, daughter of Joseph Evans. GAFFE—April 21st, aged 63, at 1, Chapel Field-road, Norwich, Robert Gaffe. HELEx-April 20tli, aged 24, Agnes, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Helen, Ponsonby Arms, Llangollen. 4tli, aged 67, at New Inn, Llansantffraid, Glyn C(i iog, Mr. Thos. Hughee. Hu(;iji-S-April lstli, aged 1, at Bank-street, Rhos, Wm. Hughes, son of Robert Hughes. JAMES—April 23rd, at the Horse Market, Newtown, Frederich Charles, infant son of Richard and Annie James. JOHNSON-April 7th, at Afoneitha, Wm. Johnson. JONES—April 23rd, William Jones, farmer, Tynewydd, Aber- dovey. JOI" rs-, kpril 19th, aged 85, Mr. Edward Jones, Upper Scafell, Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire. LEWIS—April 15th, aged 7 weeks, at Bank-street, Rhos, Hannah Lewis, daughter of Joseph Lewis. LLOYD-PINLIL'L'S—April 24th, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Major J. A. Lloyd-Philipps, of Mabws, Cardiganshire. MORRIS—April 16th, aged 2, Jane Elizabeth Allen, only child of Mr. Samuel Morris, Corner Shop, Welshpool. OWEN—April 21st, aged 83, at Alierdovey, John Owen. ROllERTs-Aril 12th, aged 35, Mr. Jas. Roberts, weaver, Peny- coed, Llangollen. ROBERTS—April 21st, lost at sea, Wm. Roberts, master of the Seven Brothers, of Aberdovey. VAUGH AN—April 17th, aged 66, H. Gwynne Vaughan, Cynghordy, near Llandovery. WILLIAMS—April 24th, aged 75, at the Deanery, Llandaff, Thos. Williams, Dean of Llandaff. WILLIAMS—April 17th, aged 34. at Campbcl-street, Rhos, Ann Williams, wife of Robert Williams.
SHIPPING. Week ending April 25, 1S77. -rJ'r-r- ABERYSTWYTH Arrived.—John James, Jones, Dublin; Emily, Roberts, Fishing Ground; H. E. Taylor (ss), Richards, Bristol; Ellen, Parry, Dundrum Phoenix, Jenkins, Swansea. Sailed.—Elizabeth Davies, Thomas, Seeking; Aberyst- wyth. Jones, Par; Emily, Roberts, Fishing Ground; H. E. Taylor (ss), Richards, Liverpool.
ABERYSTWYTH MARKET.—Wheat sold at 7s. Od. to 7s. 6d. ;e1 lmsliel; barley, r". od. to 5s. ,d oats, 3s. 9d. to 4s. fid.; eggs, 00 to 20 for a shilling: salt butter, Os. Od. to Is. :3,1. 1-111> fresh butter. Is. 'MI. to Is. "('ib.: fowl, Is. (U i. t< >s. couplo; 0- :■ i.,1.1. o, '] linn.. i
JU)ITO00 £ 0. ,y" ARTISTIC AND SUBSTANTIAL FURNITURE, &C. AT MODERATE PRICES. BEDROOM SUITES IN PINE:— Wardrobe, Chest of Drawers, Wash- stand, Dressing-table, Towel-rail, Pedes- tal Cupboard, Dressing-glass, and two Chairs. 6 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES, ENAMELLED, n GUINEAS. 2 BEDROOM SUITES, ENAMELLED, 10 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES, ENAMELLED, with large glass Panel in Wardrobe, 11 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES IN POLISHED PINE, 13 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES, ENAMELLED, in Old English Design, 13 GUINEAS. 2 BEDROOM SUITES IN SOLID WALNU1, 22 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES IN SOLID ASH, Old English Design, 23 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES, Solid Ash and Gold, 27 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES IN SOLID WALNUT, 28 GUINEAS. BEDROOM SUITES, SOLID ASH AND SOLID WALNUT, with Large Plate-glass Door Wardrobe. 35 GUINEAS. 45 GUINEAS. 50 GUINEAS. 60 GUINEAS. DRAWING-ROOM FURNITURE. DRAWING-ROOM SUITES AT ALL PRICES. WALNUT INLAID CABINETS, With round Glass ends and inlaid centre panel, V 5 feet long, 71 GUINEAS. BLACK AND GOLD CABINETS, 5 feet long, as above, 8 GUINEAS. DRAWING-ROOM EASY CHAIRS, from 30s. DRAWING-ROOM CHAIRS, in Walnut and Cretonne, hair stuffed, 21s. DINING-ROOM FURNITURE. SUBSTANTIAL MAHOGANY CHAIRS, all hair stuffing, 21s. EASY CHAIRS, SOFAS, SIDE- BOARDS, DINING TABLES, and DINNER WAGGONS. AT ALL PRICES. BEDDING. PRINTED PRICE LISTS ON APPLICATION. CARPETS. Best Brussels Carpets, 3s. 6d. to 4s. lid. per yard. Best Kidderminster Carpets, 2s. 9d. to 3s. lid. per yard. Patent Felts, Is. to 3s. 6d. per yard. Foreign Carpets and Rugs., FLOORCLOTHS. Boulinikon, 3s. 6d. per square yard. Linoleum, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 9d. per square yard. Oilcloths, 2s. to 4s. per square yard. DRAPERIES. Dimities, printed, from 9d. to 21d.fper yard. Cretonnes and Tapestries, from 9d. to 5s. per ard. ) This Stock is now one of the largest in the Provinces, arranged in thirteen show rooms, some of which are very large.Y All goods marked in plain figures; the prices will be found lower than the largest Lon- don Houses. E. AND J. JONES, CABINET MANUFACTURERS, UPHOLSTERERS, AND DECORATORS, CHURCH STREET, I OSWESTRY,
WEST COAST OF WALES DIRECTORY. Last year we devoted a page of the Cambrian News to a directory of lodging-houses. The fee was 2s. 6d. for the season—a merely nominal sum —to enable us to know where to begin and where to leave off in collecting visitors' lists. The plan was very satisfactory, the lists being much more complete than in former years when no fee was paid, and the lists were collected from the houses without our being able to know which were re- gular lodging-houses, and which were not. The advantage of a complete list of visitors is of great importance to watering places, and we trust the lodging-house keepers will render us their assistance this summer in making the list more complete than last year. Houses will be registered for the season on pay- ment of a fee of 2s. 6d., and visitors at registered houses only will have their names published. The form to be filled up is as follows Name of Town AT am-e or Number of House Terrace or Street Name of Occupier On receipt of this form filled up, and 2s. 6d., the house will be registered, and when the season commences the visitors' lists will be regularly collected week by week. Persons requiring fuller information can be sup- plfed with particulars, either by letter or person- ally, on application to any of our agents, a list of whose addresses is published in another column.
NOTICES, j R.UXF ALL. -Yes.
TOWYN WATER WORKS. IT is eatisfactory to observe at Towyn general dis- position to support the proposed water works. In too many places it happens that a number of the inhabitants, raising the cry of economy, set up an unreasonable opposition to any expenditure, without much regard to the wisdom or folly of the object to be attained, or the effect which it is likely to have upon the interests of the locality. Judging from the actions of these men, they imagine that the elaborate machinery of a Local Board is created in order that the members may do nothing. At Towyn a more sagacious spirit i& discovered and there, certainly, opposition to prudent sanitary proposals would be particularly fatuous. As we have often said before, but can hardly repeat too often, year by year the visitor to the sea-side is becoming more fastidious, while at the same time his choice of watering places is continually enlarged. The pub- lic papers carry across the country the statistics of the medical officers and the chance reports which from time to time destroy the temporary repu- tation and prosperity of a place by spreading the intelligence that it is dangerous to health. For Towyn, therefore, more than for ordinary towns, money laid out to secure an ample and continuous supply of pure water is certain to be well spent. The undertaking will be taken up, let us hope, in no niggardly spirit. The wants of Towyn will in- crease, all the faster probably because of the im- proved water system, and unless a plentiful sup- ply is obtained at first a serious expenditure may become necessary in a few years to remedy the defect. We have in our mind the case of a town where a mistake of the kind we have men- tioned, at the commencement, has necessitated the expenditure of double the original estimate, besides an amount of annoyance and inconven- ience, which are still more objectionable. On no public works, we suppose, are errors-as to the quality or quantity of the supply, for example so frequent as in connection with waterworks and it will require all the care and intelligence of the people of Towyn to conduct this important project to a successful issue.
HORSE BREEDING IN CARDIGAN- SHIRE. IT is often remarked in Cardiganshire that horses are the best part of the live stock of the district. This is true. and the fact must be attributed to the care taken during the past seven or eight years in selecting sires. Much still remains to he done, but enough has been achieved to show farmers that as regards horses, at any rate, it is nearly as cheap to breed from a strain that will fetch high prices in any market as from one that will eat its bead off and never be either pleasing or profitable. The limit has not yet been reached by Cardiganshire farmers in producing good animals, as may be seen from the prices obtained for horses of the same breed as -1 Glasgow Laddie" at Mr. DREW'S annual sale at Merrvton. Mr. RIDDELL, the owner of Glasgow I,adde," bought a yearling colt for 130 guineas. The QUEEN purchased another for 200 guineas, and a third was sold for 255 guineas. A two year old colt which the owner declined to sell because it was out of health, was said to be a perfect model of a Clydesdale horse, and if he had been put up her Majesty was prepared to give 1,000 guineas for him. Netty, a four year old brood mare, was sold for 595 guineas. For 11 Bonnie," a three year old brown filly, was started at 300 guineas, and knocked down for 430 guineas. Forty-two horses were sold, and they realized R5,757 I There are three large estates in the immediate neighbourhood of Aberystwyth, and it is surely not beyond the power of the landlords and ten- ants of these estates to secure a mare like Netty and a horse like that for which the QUKEN was pre- pared to offer a thousand guineas. If this were doiae-and in obtaining Glasgow Laddie" a step has been taken towards it-the horses of Cardiganshire would soon fetch higher prices than they do now. To bring Cardiganshire horses well before the public it would be necessary to establish an an- nual sale of pedigree animals at Aberystwyth At first the results would not rival those at Merryton but free criticism and open competi- tion would do no inconsiderable good apart from the direct pecuniary advantages reaped by breeders. The sale of A vrshire cattle and horses to be held by Mr. G. T. SMITH, on Monday, the 7th of May, in the Belle Vue Yard, Terrace-road. could easily be extended to something like the proportions of the Merryton sale. If owners of good horses come forward, and the sale i" made widely known, buyers would soon be attracted. The North Cardiganshire Agricultural Society has this year secured an excellent horse through Mr. VAUGH\N DAVIES'S willingness TO Z, take upon kimself the very great responsibility of choosing the best animal he could obtain for a sum ot money so limited that to offer it seemed to the owner of the animal like an attempt at a joke. If the horse had not come well up to the expectations of the Agricultural Society's mem- bers, iltr. YAUGHA^ DAVIES would have had to be.ir an amount of undeserved blame that we do not care to estimate His success is not yet as- sured but Glasgow Laddie is increasing in favour day by day, and in future years will be re- membered as one of the handsomest horses the Society has hnd. Tr he leaves behind him a fair number of colts eqivd to himself in shape and action, the farmers -vho have supported him will have no occasion to r "/ret the money he has cost thorn. There is a I opportunity in Cardi- r "(;()1 10 for h ('fll, what ■' 't- .i' I l: y I-?'? (\ 4 server at any of the Abervstwvth fairs may easilv see how it happens that farmers are poor. They spend their time in rearing mongrels of no use 0 either for milking, breeding, or feeding.
RESORTS FOR YOUNG MEN. ATTENTION has been called more than once to a meeting held at the Tabernacle Chapel, Aber- ystwyth, in January, when a resolution was passed nominating for certain purposes the appointment of a committee and appointing a convener. It was asserted in these columns, three weeks aoo, that the committee had not been called together. This statement was contradicted the following week by the Convener, who said that the com- mittee had been held, and that some of the suggestions of that meeting are now being carried out in the town. There have been so many meetings at Aberystwyth during the last six or seven years, which have had no practical result, that it is high time there should be an end of them. We now repeat the assertion made three weeks ago, that The committee nominated at the Tabernacle in January has never yet been called together. An old committee was called, which met once, but the resolution parsed at the January meeting has been ignored throughout. The Convener may not consider himself to blame in this matter, and may think be has duly" convened the committee. The only point of any importance is that the public should not imagine something is being done by the leading men of Aberystwyth" to provide places of publ'c resort for young men. The letter published by the convener of the committee was calculated to mis- lead those who read it.
THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. THE public bodies of Wales have been asked by Lord ABEBDARE, the president of the University College of Wales, to pass a resolution in favour of a Government grant towards completing the College buildings, and an annual grant towards the maintenance fund. The sums asked for are moderate enough, when compared with the grants made to Scotland and Ireland. The University College has been at work seven years, and during 0 that time has either converted opponents into friends, or, at any rate, silenced them. Misrepre- sentation has been lived down, and to-day the College stands deservedly high in the estimation of the people. A few men whose reputations are virtually wrapped up in the institution, have worked hard and long in its behalf, and if Govern- ment refuses to grant Wales the trifling favour about to be asked, it must not be thought that the College will therefore be left unsupported. Nothing of the kind. But still it is right that the 0 Principality, which costs the country very little for ciime and nothing for higher education, should be acknowledged and supported. The College is open to the United Kingdom, and the Professors are able to give a high class education, of whose thorough- ness the degrees of London University are a suciffient guarantee. Two years ago a grant was asked for, and the request then made is still under the favourable consideration" of the Govern- ment. The delay, though tantalizing, has been anything but an unmixed evil. Indeed, it is not proved that a grant would be a good thing, unless the maintenance fund, which does not grow satis- factorily, could in Wales be brought up to 2,50,000. The sum of zC2,500 a year, if granted just at pre- sent, would seem so large a sum that private effort would be more likely to be weakened than stimulated by it. Let the Council have faith in their countrymen, and at once proceed to the completion of the building, grant or no grant. Whether the money to pay for the work is pro- vided by Government or by the people is a ques- tion of little moment in comparison with the much larger one of the College's growth and per- manence. The Council have nothing to lay before the country. The building is unfinished, it is true but if the completion of the building is necessary, why not complete it ? The Council surely do not expect to have funds in hand before they let out the contracts. With a de- creasing revenue, it is scarcely probable the memorial about to be presented to the Duke of RICHMOND will end at present in anything more substantial than a little more favourable con- sideration. Since the memorial was presented two years ago, some progress has been made. The Council can show that the work of higher edncation in Wales has not stood still, because the grant was withheld. The College buildings have been partially completed the guarantee fund has been increased additional scholarships have been established the museum has assumed shape the library has grown the College has become more firmly fixed in its position as a non-theological institution intended for the benefit of allfwithout regard to sect or party. If two years more should pass after the next attempt before a third trial is made to obtain a grant, let care be taken that the same story of progress shall be continued, with fresh examples of vitality. In some quarters there is evea yet a lingering notion that the College will ultimately settle down into a middling grammar school. This notion must be got rid of, and one way to do it is to keep up the professorial staff. Professors GRIMLEY, ANGUS, ETHE, ROBERTS, KEEPING, and CRAIG, together with the PRINCIPAL, form a staff to which Wales may safely entrust her sons for a liberal education. And an institution that possesses this staff clearly deserves help from Government, especially in Wales, where so little has been done for higher education Public bodies cannot go far wrong in snpporting the memorial which has been forwarded to them for their approval, and if the application for assistance should be in vain, Jet failure only stimulate the Council and the nation to a more determyied self help.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NOTES. The proposal to dissolve Dinas Mawddwy Local Board having been officially sanctioned, fresh duties in connec- tion with the district will devolve upon the Dolgelley Board of Guardians. At Pontrhydygroes last week a woman went out of the house for a moment or two and left a child, two years old, behind her. The child got to the fire and was burnt to death. The adjourned meeting of the promoters of public baths at Aberystwyth was held on Tuesday evening. The company has since been registered, and the works will be carried out forthwith. Next year will see the town pro- vided with one of the first requisites for a successful watering place. A number of lambs having having BEEP killed near Goginan, the police officer of that district kept watuh and caught the offender-a dog—which was killed by the owner. Passengers by train on the Manchester and Milford line from Aberystwyth cannot fail to have noticed a con- siderable stretch of badly-kept, undrained land, near Llanilar. Mr. PARKY of Llidiarde, since he came into this property, has done much to improve it. Old hedges are removed, drains are made, new fences are erected, and the land begins to look as if it was worth something.—A short distance from Portmadoc there are hundreds of acres covered with water, and it is a pity they do not belong to someone like Mr. PAURY. Lampeter Local Board has decided to drain the town and to obtain a better supply of water. If all the work required at Lampeter is done quickly and at once the ratepayers will save money. The Common is a large open space remarkable for mud in wet weather. To make this place clean, and suitable for the holding of fairs, the centre ought to be raised twelve or fourteen inches. I; I 1 1 'I- r c -ir" WILLIAM LEWIS, Miners- Arms, Ystumtuen, was charged at Llanbadarn with keeping his house open on Good Friday during illegal hours. A fine of 10s., and costs, was inflicted. The officer who proved the case said that when told he was breaking the law defendant said that custom was stronger than any law, and it was the cus- tom to keep houses open. Publicans in country places will do well to remember that as regards offences against licensing laws custom is not stronger than law. Some time ago Mr. T. M. WILLIAMS read before the Lymmrodonoii Society a paper which gave rise to a cor- respondence respecting the standing of Saint David's Col- lege. This paper very properly is to be excluded from the transactions of the Cymmrodorion Society. Professor RGDLER is to read a paper at an early date and Mr. GLAD- STOXE is to preside. Mr. ReDLER will perhaps let the members of the society know where he would like to be buried, as he is expected to do at least two men's work as soon as he enters upon his duties at the College. Could not the Council of the College get a sharp young man for about fifteen shillings a week and his board to do the work of all the professors, and fill up his spare time in assisting the Honorary Secretary to write letters which may or may not have had the sanction of the Council. The Secretary has done so much for the College that he cannot help acting as if it was all his own. A man named AJAX was fined on Tuesday at Tregaron for being drunK. AJAX cried bitterly on being convicted, and pleaded a leg broken fifteen months ago as the excuse for his unsteadiness. y;- Tregaron Market Hall is still in the hands of workmen, who seem to like the job too well to finish it. ;¡. Mr. BIGGAR, M.P., has been at Cardiff. He is re- ported to have said in referring to the Home Rule question that "in the event of their being unable to obtain what they required from the Eng- lish Parliament the constituents must call on their representatives to withdraw from the House of Commons and then appeal to the arbitrament of the sword." There was more of this mischievous talk, which is new to Welshmen, and was received by them with strong signs of disapproval. Wales is not anxious for Home Rule, although the Imperial Parliament cannot be persuaded even to give a paltry £ 5,000 towards the Building of the University College of Wales, which is supported by Welshmen of all classes. Irish appeals to the arbitrament of the sword" are understood in Wales to end in undignified ways. Mr. BIGGAR, M.P., would de well next time he comes to Wales to remember that Welshmen, who feel the Principality is not always fairly dealt with, prefer the present order of things to the dis- order Mr. BIGGAR is allowed to advocate in a country that can afford to laugh at him. The interest in the recently entombed colliers and their rescuers is spreading day by day. The incident is one well within the grasp of the public mind, and the work done was so great that there was ample time for attention to be called to it. These indications in peaceful times that men have not lost their old daring and endurance are inspiriting. There is not a village in the United Kinsrdom where, if need were, men could not be found to risk their lives for their fellows. The incident in South Wales should teach the lesson that there are thousands of common- place men who only want the opportunity to do great deeds. it The Albert Medal hitherto only given for bravery in saving life at sea is to be extended to similar actions on land, in accord with the expressed desire of the QUERN. The first medals struck are to be given to the Troedyrhiw miners, who rescued their five fellow workmen. This thoughtful act of the QUEEN'S will be appreciated in every home in Wales. # # There has been a serious outbreak of diphtheria at LlanbsSarn Fawr, near Aberystwyth. « One of the items charged to the Aberystwyth School Board rate is interest on overdrawn account at the bank. The amount overdrawn is now so large that the interest will form a considerable item in the next statement. This is mismanagement which some of the members may be induced to confess" is avoidable.
At the annual conference of the Cheshire Congregational Union on Wednesday, April 25, a resolution was passed expressing profound regret at the failure of the efforts made by the European Governments to preserve peace in the East, and also the strong conviction and hope of the Conference that under the circumstances the British nation would not be committed to the side of Turkey in the war between that country and Russia. It was resolved so embody the sentiments of the resolution in a memorial for presentation to Parliament through Earl Granville and the Marquis of Hartington. At a fire which broke out at Manchester, on Wednes- day, April 25, cotton to the value of over £ 30,000, the property of Messrs. Wm. Dean and Co., was destroyed. Some of the London papers suggest dark forebodings from the fact that the Russian Imperial Manifesto con- tains no promise on the part of the Czar to abstain from territorial aggrandizement. The Convocation of the Province of Canterbury has passed by 48 to 14 votes a resolution in favour of the Government Burials Bill. Dean Stanley and Archdeacon Denison voted with the minority. On Wednesday morning, April 25 (the Feast of St. Mark) the consecration of Dr. Benson as the Bishop of Truro took place in St. Paul's Cathedral. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Canon Lightfoot, who said that the new Bishopric of Truro was the restoration of a very ancient see which existed in Edward the Confessor's time. It is the first created in the Southern Province since the Reformation. In the Irish Church Synod on Tuesday a Bill was carried by a two-thirds vote in repudiation of auricular confession and priestly absolution.—The Bishop of Derry has retired from the General Synod in consequence of the alterations made in the Book of Common Prayer. On Wednesday, on the question being put that the new Prayer Book shall come into effect in June next, the Archbishop of Dublin proposed the rejection of the' new preface in its entirety, as requiring certain of the Bishops. himself amongst the number, to impose a declaration on candidates for orders which they themselves did not believe. The debate was adjourned. In the Home Rule division in the House of Commons on Tuesday, April 21, thirteen English members voted with the minority. About twenty-nine Irish members voted with the majority. Sixteen were absent, but of the absentees only two were Home Rulers. It is said that there is great excitement amongst the Mohammedan population of Central Asia, and that General Kauffman has telegraphed to Orenburg for reinforcements. Sir Stafford orthcote, in a speech at a public dinner of the Middlesex Conservatives, on Wednesday, April 25 said:—"We have endeavoured to preserve, if it were possible, the peace of Europe, and to preserve, also, 11 e interests of this country. We need not pretend to a suc- cess which we have not achieved. We have failed, and for that failure we feel the deepest regret."
=- LOCAL AND DISTRICT. GooD 'rE.)IPLARlSif.-The Grand Lod(,,e of Wales of the Independent Order of Good Templars is holdin<>- its K;vth annual session in Aberdare About 100 new c^didatS for membership were admitted. BANGOR STEEPLECHASES.-We understand that there was no official objection against Gameboy, the winner of the pony race at this meeting, and that the stakes have been paid over. FESTINIOG AND BLAENAU RAILWAY.-Before the Com- mons Committee on Opposed Bills, on Thursday, April 19. the Great Western Railway (Omnibus) Bill was' not pro a ed so far as it related to the proposed Festiniog and Blaenau Amalgamation, and the other oppositions -,i ere afterwards disposed of, none being successful. THE DEA OF LLANDAFF.—The Dean of Llandaff, the sry Rev. 1 homas Williams, M.A., died on Tuesday April ^4, after having suffered from a severe attack of dropsy. The deceased gentleman was a native of Brecon- shire, and was educated at Shrewsbury School. He took a first class in classics at Oriel College, Oxford, and was for some years rector of Llanvapby, Monmouthshire and Archdeacon of Llandaff. Dean Williams was the author of a pamphlet calling the attention of the Bishop of the diocese to the great want of caurcii accommodation within the limits of that see. PARLIAMENTARY Pnmoss.-EY the Earl of Carnarvon m the House of Lords, on Friday, Auril *>0 ft- ™ ? habitants of Dinas Mawddwy. in the law regulating the proper ^of f aAe,'i t i liams from NVI-txlla.11. ill Îa Vuur of ,Biil f(,I. Colitr(,l of Habitual APPEAL, C A* £ — rhe case Jones v. Davies was before the Court of Appeal M estininster, on Wednesday, April IS °nia,rn f5 :^eiut.vl'e> Q-C., to set aside the judgment entered by the learned judge before whom the Ci.vs? the defendant, and to enter it for the plaintiff. The action, which was tried before Air. Justice at Chester, was brought by the plaintiff against lb* defendant for injury caused to his dweiiu^We W reason of the defendant having executed cjrtam s-werace v\orlcs ordered ny the Wrexham ^anitaiy auth >riti Th — t-'i I