AHERISTWYTH .MARKET. W'HU.TT, 7s. oct. to 7s. 6d. f bushel; barley, 5s. OJ. to 6s. Od.; oats, Ks. Gd. to 4s. Od.; eggs, 20 for a shilling; salt butter, Is. Id. to Is. 2d.$lb.; fresh butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. y tb.; fowls, 4s. Od. to JS. Od. V couple; ducks, 5s. Od. to 6s. Od. geese, Os. Od. to 0s. Od. turkeys, Os. 0.1. to 0s. Od. each; potatoes, 7s. Od. to 8s. Od.$cwt.^5S»^ ■
CARMARTHEN. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE.—Mr. W. Robert Williams, student at this Institution, has received an unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the Congregational Churches of Llanelltyd, Llanfachreth, and Ganllwyd, Merioneth- shire.
o ro.J' UP AND DOWN THE COAST. J A SCRAP OF HISTORY. Not far from my bit of a place on the Coast, in the times, let us say, of Owen Glynclwr there was a town whose inhabitants were more or less prosperous. Life was I far from feverish among the people I write of. Sometimes rumours of mvading Saxons afforded them a topic of con- versation but news travelled slowly, and even battles I were discussed at leisure. Shopkeepers stood in the sun- shine outside their places of business, put their thumbs in the armholes of their waistcoats, and waited for customers ■who, when they came, were not treated with overwhelm- ing courtesy. Round about the town in sheltered spots the owners of land lived careful lives in modest mansions. These gentry were not by any means extravagant, and it was a standing joke among the tradesmen that with the exception of the owners of large estates the county gentry would never make a shopkeeper's fortune. I feel tempted to give a detailed account of these old chapmen. How calmly they viewed the time-honoured contents of their shelves. Ihe report that a dog on the mountains was worrying sheep would induce every tradesman to close his shop and join in the hunt. Then, there were the fishing parties on the bay and the otter hunts up the rivers, and the country join in the hunt. Then,there were the fishing parties on the bay and the otter hunts up the rivers, and the country fairs. If a customer found a shop closed he went home contentedly, and came again another day. The ancient records of my family give numerous indications of the slow and even pace at which life ambled along in the times of Owen Glyndwr. Have you heard the news ?" asked a. shopkeeper named Mygfaen, one sunny day in June. A very rich loid has come to live at Plas Clydach." 141 am right glad to hear the news," replied Llabwst, a very tall man, "we want some trade." Do you hear that, Gweddill," shouted Llabwst, across the street. "Mygfaen says a very rich lord has come to live at Plas Clydach, and that he will spend money like water. "What's that; what's that?'' asked one Nyddwr, a thin old man who have served in France. r, "A very rich tenant has come to Plas Clydach, re- peated Llabwst, "and he going to tit out a company of men to join Owen Glyndwr on Plynlimon." Let us hope he will deal in the town, said Gweddill, sitting down on a barrel at the entrance to a cooper's ^VVhat is the new comer's name, and who said he was rich V" asked Xyddwr, who looked far from pleased with the reference to Owen Glyndwr and the company of soldiers. "llic-h exclaimed Mygfaen. "Waggonsandcartsloaded with all kinds of splendid furniture have come, and more are coming every day. They tell me that our neighbour, Air. Rhodresvvr, has received a line order already, and has been sent for to Plas Clydach. Here's the very man him- self (pointing down the street). Good morning, friends. How's trade with you?" asked llhodreswr, who came up rubbing his hands briskly. is I am glad you have come," observed Mygfaen. We were talking about the new tenants of Plas Clydach. I say they are very rich, and that you have received a splendid order from them already. • I am going up there now (jerking his thumb in the supposed direction of Clydach). A gentleman who gives orders for a hundred pounds worth of goods at a time must be attended to. You should see the house and the hurses, and all the things from London. You never saw." "Ay, Mythiiad, where are you off to, in such a hurry this morningshouted lib<»Ireswr, to a young man who was ■walking quickly by on the other side of the street. I have been sent for to take an order from the new tenant of Plas Clydach. Do you think he is safe ?" "Safe," laughed Rhodreswr; "I should think he is safe for twenty times as much as we can sell him. "This is one of his servants on horseback," said Mythiiad. It was he that came to my shop yesterday." (They watch the horseman, who goes into .Nyddwr, the weaver's.) "That is an order for Xyddwr, I suppose," said Gweddill. Yes. This is the sort of resident gentry we want," said Khodreswr. If it will hold out, put in Gweddill. "And why should it not hold out, can you tell me that ?" asked Khodreswr. "Oh, there is no reason that I know of, only you know sometimes good things do not hold out," said Gweddill. "I cannot believe my eyes," exclaimed Nyddwr, coming towards the group, and holding a letter in his hand. Here is an order for two hundred yards of cloth, and I have to go at once with patterns up to Plas Clydach, and very likeiy, the servant thinks, I shall receive a large order. He does not seem to think this is a large order. We must be going," said Mythiiad. We will walk together," remarked Nyddwr. When you are at Clydach, one of you might put in a word for your lesi fortunate fellow-tradesmen,' said Llabwst. "if the new tenant of Plas Clydach wants to know where he can get some tubs and barrels, just think of me" (and the cooper patted himself on the breast). That is not a bad idea," said Mygfaen. You might easily introduce our names. You could easily say that you know a tradesman named Mygfaen, a very decent man, &c. you know how to put the case of an absent friend." The three tradesmen started off on their journey to Plas Clydach, and had not proceeded far when they were overtaken by two others who had been sent for. They also met three or four returning from the house, where they had been well treated and sent back rejoicing in large orders. The three tradesmen reached Clydach, and were well treated. The orders given to them were greater than anything they had imagined. On the way back they called at a roadside hostel, and drank each others' healths in cwrw, and praised the new tenant of Plas Clydach. The news spread through the country like wildfire that the owner of iJlas Clydach would buy anything and every- thing that was offered to him. In consequenee of this rumour Japheth Jared, who my friends will remember did a very neat thing in elephants once, sent for six white specimens of these animals. When they arrived he drove them up to Plas Clydach. As he went along he found the road lined with men, women, and children. Some were leading old horses, driving cows, sheep, and goats others were carrying dogs, cats, birds, and serpents. There were carts full of all sorts of things to eat and wear things for show and things for ornament. Japheth Jared said "to himself that it looked for all the world as if the -people were carrying their possessions out of the way of an advancing army, but they were only going to try to Se\VheiTtw reached Plas Clydach he found hundreds of people clamouring for admittance, and thousands more "were coming. Lach member of the vase gatneung wanted to sell something to the new tenant. Japheth looked round the crowd sorrowfully, aad thought how sad it was that he should have brought his white elephants to so crowded a market. The idea that had struck him had struck many others beside. The tenant looked at the motley crew and laughed. He had great wealth and knew how to spend it liberally, but he understood the people who came to him, and he gave orders to let dogs loose among the too eager vendors ot goods. Japheth Jared saw he had made a misake, I mounted one of his elephants, and went home a sadder and wiser man. The modest landowners in the district sneered at the tenant of Plas Clydach, and hinted that he would not long keep them in the shade, but he laughed and went on his way, unheeding the little men about him. In those days it was not an easy thing for a rich man to spend all his wealth at Plas Clydach. The result of the course adopted by the trrdesmen of he town was that the tenant of Plas Clydach gave over trading with them, because he said it was clear they did not intend to give him any rest. Ah, tradesmen were very foolish in those old times, or they would never have beset the rich tenant of Plas Ciydach, so as to make him wish he had never seen one of their faces. They killed the goose that laid the golden eggs A MEMORIAL. The Prince of Wales has so seldom paid the Princi- pality a visit that it is felt he ought to be reminded of the continued existence of this part of the United Kingdom. A memorial after this style might be effective :— '• To His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Princc of Wales, cC-c., dr. The inhabitants who reside Up and Down the ■Coast' beg to remind His Royal Highness that a visit from a member of the Royal Family, and especially, from his Royal Highness would tend very materially to increase the prosperity of the loyal inhabitants of Wales, many of whom will be none the better off because of the Paris Exhibition. If his Royal Highness will come into "Wales for a few days there are several places where he can find comfortable quarters. There are f or instance Po wis Castle, the Plas Machynlleth, Gogerddan, Cross wood, Pen- rhyn, the bit of a place on the Coast, and other houses where his Royal Highness might do worse than stop for a day or two. If he will come he shall see some sheep dog trials, and every care shall be taken to show him sport. The inhabitants of Wales venture to say that, although his lloyal Highness has been in Paris a good while and has worked hard for the Exhibition, not a line of poetry has pr >bably been written about him. Now if he will come int > Wales the bards solemnly undertake to supply him twice over with his weight in poetry written on the thinnest of paper. More than this he shall have cantatas written in his honour. If his Royal High- ness would like to be written about, and talked about, and sung about, let him come into Wales. Lat him, for instance, obey the universal com- tnand and CrO to Towyn.' If he will visit Harlech festival in July, or whenever it happens to be held, he shall have a front seat ticket for nothing. Wales feels that it has aright to some attention from the royal family. If, when he comes, his Royal Hi^hnesfe would say a word for Welsh tiannel at Xewtown, a word tor Welsh cloth at JJolgelley, a word for WeLsli scenery at Barmouth, and j ust say Go to Towyn onoa or twice in his sleep if he would say he was delighted with Harlech festival, would express his approval of Pwllheli pavingstones, would be president for twelve months of the University College of Wales, and would say that he thought W elsh watering places are well adapted for winter resorts, then we will do anything he likes except carry Sncwdon to Hyde Park. Of"course it would only be right that he should sleep one night in Carnarvon castle, and that he should travel from Glandovey Junction to Aberystwyth by the Limited Mail. We do not want him to make speeches, nor to eat dinners, nor to lay foundation stones, nor to christen ships, all we want is that he should pay a visit to the Principality from which he derives his tit'e." The Coast. PEURT WLKKLE,
CROSSWOOD. OPENING OF A NEW BRIDGE. It will be remembered that some time ago a committee was formed in the neighbourhood of Crosswood with the object of promoting the erection of a bridge over the river Ystwyth near Trawscoed station. At first it was thought a wooden bridge would meet the requirements, but ulti- > rnatelv a very light, strong, handsome structure of iron was agreed upon and supplied by Morton and Co., of Liver- pool. The new bridge, which was greatly needed, especially during times of flood, is situated about a hun- dred and fifty yards above Rhydycaer Ford and nearer the railway station. The abutments are of substantial masonry, and the roadway is supported by strong iron pillars. The work throughout has been performed in a workmanlike manner under the superintendence of Mr. David Jones, Rest, who has not only taken the manage- ment of the erection, but has been the life and soul of the subscription fund. The total cost of the bridge is t461, and of this sum about t336 has been received. There are good subscriptions which will reduce the deficiency to about k-50 or k60, which it is hoped will be quickly made up by those to whom the bridge will be a great convenience, and who have not yet subscribed. The Ri 'ht Hon. the Earl of Lisburne, the Lisburne Mining Company, Mr. James Loxdale, Castle Hill. Llanilar, Sir Pryce Pryse, Bart., Mr. Waddingham, Hafod, The Grofvvnion and Red Rock Mining Companies, Mi. Williams, Tyncastell, and Mr. Lewis Pugh Pugh were amongst the largest subscribers, whose contributions varied in amount from a penny to a hundred pounds. Wednesday last was fixed for the opening ceremony, which it was hoped would have been performed by Lord Lisburne, who is now on the Continent. His lordship ordered dinner to be provided for the Committee, and at two o'clock on Wednesday the following gentlemen sat down to an excellent dinner, and were attended to by Mr. Fraser, who kept up the credit of Crosswood for open- handed hospitality. Captain Garland, chairman of the committee, presided, and Mr. Lowe, schoolmaster, secre- tary to the committee, occupied the vice-chair. There were also present Mr. Richards, Doifor. treasurer, Mr. David Jones, manager of works, Mr. John Jones, auc- tioneer, Mr. 'James Evans, Shop, Mr. Evan Edwards, Llwynbrynteg, Mr. Robert Gutherie, Mr. Pryce, Tanyr- allt, Mr. Morgan Evans, Mr. John Jones, Post-office, Capt. Kitto, Cart. Ball, Capt. Owens, Mr. John Morgan, timber merchant, and Capt. Granville. After the good things had been diposed of, the CHAIR- MAN" said he thought it would not be in accord with the feelings of his fellow-committeemen if they separated with- out drinking a toast which he would propose, and which he was sure they would receive with great heartiness. He would give the,n the healths of Lord and Lady Lis- burne. (Cheers.) They had not yet seen the Countess, but when she came amongst them she would receive a thorough Welsh welcome. (The toast was drunk up- standing, with three times three.) Mr. LOWE gave the healths of Lady Constance and Lady Lucy Vaughan, who were beloved by all who knew them. (Cheers.) Captain OWEN, in a brief speech, gave the health of Lord Vaughan, which was received very warmly. The health of Mr. Gardiner, the respected agent of the estate, Mr. Eraser, the toast of the Press, and others were given in quick succession. Mr. Gardiner was not pre- sent at the dinner. There was more heartiness than formality in the proceedings, and if brevity is the soul of wit, the speeches made after this dinner were the wittiest on record. After three o'clock the party sauntered in leisurely style down towards the site of the bridge. The trees in full foliage the splendid rhododendrons, the closely shaven lawn, the warm sunshine, and a good dinner made the committee in nowise anxious to hurry the proceedings, and therefore ample time was afforded to note the great improvements which his lordship is carrying out in plant- ing, walling in the river, ornamenting the grounds, &c., &c. Every year some change is made which improves the appearance of the place, and on Wednesday the grounds and woods were at their best. Before the ceremony of opening the bridge was pro- ceeded with, the auctioneer called the attention of the company to several lots of timber, ropes, hammers, bar- rows, spades, crowbars, &c., used during the erection of the bridge. The plant was divided into small lots, and it is satisfactory to know that they realized a little more than the estimate. There was some very smart bidding, and as was pointed out by Mr. Jones, Rest, if some of the articles were worse for wear, they were new when he got them. The sale having been concluded to the satisfaction of the sellers, at any rate, the screws were loosened, and the plank which has barred the way over the bridge was con- verted int,) a plltfoi-ni for the speakers, the first of whom was CAPTAIN GARLAND, who said—Ladies and gentlemen. —It gives me great pleasure to declare this bridge open, with the condition that the property of only those who have subscribed will be allowed to pass over it until it is free from debt. (Cheers.) I hope this condition will be removed in less than a week by the raising of the sum still required. (Cheers.) As you are all aware, this bridge has been built by public subscription, and we are sorry to say there is still some little debt, but not much. (Cheers.) One thing I wish to say before I stand down. There is one who has taken great interest in this bridge and subscribed handsomely to the funds, who is not here to-day. He is absent on a pleasant business, and we hope soon to see him and his bride. (Cheers.) You know him perhaps better than I do, but I desire to move a hearty vote of thanks to the Earl of Lisburne, for the interest he has taken in this movement, and the substantial assist- ance he has afforded the committee. (This was seconded by Captain GRANVILLE, and carried with loud cheers.) Mr. R. GARDINER said, on behalf of Lord Lisburne, he wished to thank them for the very cordial vote of thanks they had passed to his lordship. (Cheers.) They all knew what had happened—(cheers)—and the speaker hoped the bridge they had opened would be the means of carrying one over the river to Cross wood who would be a blessing to them and a sharer in all his lordship's interests. (Loud cheers.) Mr. J. MORGAN said that after Lord Lisburne the next great subscribers towards the bridge were the Lisburne Mining Company, and with the permission of the company he would propose a vote of thanks to that Company, and might they have plenty of lead to carry across it for many years to come. This was seconded, and carried with cheers. Mr. DAVID JONF.S, Rest, said that in his pilgrimage in search of funds for the bridge he went to Mr. Loxdale, of Castle Hill. In fact, he had been twice, and had been invited to go three times. He never met a man like Mr. Loxdale. He was the very best he ever met with to go to for a subscription. (Cheers.) He had great pleasure in pro- posing a vote of thanks to Mr. Loxdale, and long life to him. This was seconded, and carried with very hearty cheers. Captain OWEN said that one of the large subscribers who lived out of the district was Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart. (Cheers.) It was his pleasing duty to propose a vote of thanks to the worthy baronet and three cheers. The cheers were given, and the vote was declared carried with applause. Captain KITTO, in a brief speech, proposed a vote of thanks to the owner of the Hafod estate, Mr. Wadding- ham, for his generous support towards the bridge. ;:> This vote was seconded, and carried with the honours. Captain GRANVILLE proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Williams, Tyncastell, who had subscribed liberally to- wards the bridge. (Cheers.) The next speaker was Mr. DAVID JONE.S, Rest, who had no difficulty in finding a seconder for a vote of thanks to Mr. Lewis Pugh Pugh, Abermaide. The vote was carried with cheers. Capt. GARLAND said they had acknowledged the services of the large subscribers, but he had one more vote of thanks to move, and that was to the little subscribers, of whom there was a large number, far too numerous to mention. They had done what they could, and he was pleased to move a vote of thanks to them. (Seconded, and carried with cheers.) Mr. H. GWYXXE VAUGHAN said if he was in order he had, with their permission, a health to propose, and that was the health of Mr. David Jones, Rest. Had it not been for him there would have been no bridge at all. He had worked hard, early and late, and they could not do less than accord to him a hear y vote of thanks for his very valuable services. (Loud cheers.) Mr. DAVID JONES, in responding, thanked them for their kindness, and said that notwithstanding all the trouble, he was very glad to have had so much to do with building the bridge, which he was, however, glad to see finished*. (Cheers.) Mr. Gardiner had been of great use to him in leading and guiding him. (Cheers.) He scarcely knew how best to tell them of the help he had received from Mr. Gardiner, and he trusted they would allow him to propose his health, and that they would give Mr. Gardiner three cheers. (The cheers were given with great good will.) Mr. GARDINER thanked them for so warmly recognizing any little help he had been able to give them in carrying out an undertaking in which he had a'selfish interest, for he lived very near the bridge, and he liked to get across in safety. (Cheers.) The committee had worked well to- gether, and its services he felt ought to be recognised on that occasion as distinctly and as warmly as possible. (Cheers.) Perhaps some of them looking at that struc- ture might think it was an easy thing to build a bridge. If any such thought was in their mind they had better try what they could do, and it was not unlikely they would. soon find out their mistake. (Cheers.) He hoped those who had promised subecriptions and not paid them would as soon as possible make their peace with the treasurer and with the committee by coming forward and paying what they owed. (Cheers.) He felt that it would not be until the floods of next winter visited them that they vvould fully realize how great a boon the bridge they had that day opened would be to them. (Cheers.) Then was the time they would find its great use. (Cheers.) He would ask them to give three cheers for the committee. (Cheers.) Mr. GARLAND, on behalf of the committee, said he was sure the committee were glad to have been able to serve their neighbours and friends. (Cheers.) Personally he could tell them they were heartily welcome to any little services he could render. (Cheers.) He hoped better times would come for the mines, and that there would be plenty of traffic over the bridge. Mr: GAEDIN ER said the bridge ought to be christened, and, suddenly bottles of wine and glasses were produced. Corks were drawn, and Mr. Garland, holding a glass of wine in his hand, said the bridge would be called Crosswood Bridge and he would drink success to it. (Cheers.) The committee and others then drank success to the bridge, and the ceremony, which was of a very simple and unpremeditated character, terminated. In addition to the committee, whose names have been already given, there were present Lady Constance and Lady Lucy Vaughan, Miss Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Gar- diner, the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Eraser, Mr. H. Gwynne Vaughan, the Rev. J. Lloyd, Llanfihangel, Aberbythych, MissMorant, &c., &e.
TOWYN. PREPARING F()R:THE'SEAso:,<There is unusual activity, even for this time of the year, observable among those whose business it is to prepare for the reception and ac- commodation of visitors at this place. Painting, decora- ting, carpeting, and furnishing is the rule. A number of men are employed in completing the pier and the refresh- ment rooms attached to it, and it will, it is expected, be opened towards the middle of June. The iron chairs, which were presented to the town by the Committee of the Eisteddfod held here in 1370, have been repaired, painted, and fixed in convenient places for the comfort of visitors. The St. Cadvan's Wells and Baths are under- going thorough renovation. The Marine Railway through the lauds of Mr. J. H. Jones, has been completed, and, building will be soon commenced. The sanitary arrange- ments have been carefully attended to during the winter months and a very respectable number of visitors have already arrived, attracted no doubt by the conspicuous boards and other means employed in advertising the beautiful and valuable estates which are on sale in the neighbourhood.
CARDIGAN. THE EISTEDDFOD.—The presidents for this gathering have now been definitely decided upon, viz., Mr. 1. E. Lloyd, the member for the county in the morning, Mr. D. Davies, the member for the boroughs in the after- noon. and Mr. R. D. Jenkins, Cilbronnau, in the evening for the concert. THE RAILWAY EXTENSION.—A public meeting, to decide upon the day for cutting the first sod of the railway ex- tension to Cardigan, and the festivities consequent thereon, was held in the Guicthall on Thursday, May 23, convened by the Mayor, on the requisition of several inhabitants of the town. Mr. S. Davies, Bank House, proposed that they have a demonstration, and the sod cut with all due ceremony on the 13th June next (the day following the Eisteddfod). Seconded by Dr. Thomas, and carried unanimously. A committee was then appointed to pre- pare a programme for the festivities. It has been decided upon that the Mayor, Mr. James Williams, should turn the first sod this end, and it is rumoured that Mrs. Bowen, Llwyngwair, will perform the same ceremony at Crymmych. CARDIGAN MERCANTILE COMPANY.—The annual or dinary meeting of this Company was held in the Guild- hall, on Wednesday, the 22nd May, Mr. Levi James in the chair. The balance sheet was adopted, and a dividend of 7k per cent, declared. Messrs. Lewis Evans, Levi 2 James, Thomas Parker, and J. R. Daniel, were re-elected Directors. The auditor, Mr. F. W. Hybart, of Cardiff, was re-elected auditor with a salary of £25. Votes of thanks having been passed to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the managing director (Mr. S. Davies, Bank House), it was decided to call up t2,OOO more in shares, the interest on the original price per share to be decided by the Directors. CHUtCH PARADE.—On Sunday morningTlast, the 2Gth May, the 1st Cardigan Rifle Volunteers attended divine service in St. Mary's church. About 11.15 the men assembled in front of the Guildhall and marched four deep, under the command of Major Evans. An appro- priate sermon was delivered by the chaplain of the corps, the Rev. D. H. Davies, head master of the Cardigan Collegiate School. The day was favourable and the parade was very successful, the men presenting an ex- ceedingly smart appearance in their new scarlet uniform. TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY, MAY 24TH.-Present: The Mayor, Messrs. Asa J. Evans, John Lewis, Lewis Evans, Levi James, William Woodward, and O. P. Davies. Water Works.—The Mayor reported that the instruc- tions given were being carried out as regarded the source. itioii' Grammar School Vacancy.—On the proposition of Mr. J ohn Lewis, seconded by Mr. Lewis Evans, John Wilson, son of Mr. W. C. Wilson, cabinet maker, Pendre, was elected for the foundation scholarship of the Grammar School. Water Pate.-A water rate produced by the Town Clerk was adopted and signed, and the corporate seal was ordered to be attached thereto. Explosives.—The inspector reported that he had visited the premises of the dealers in gunpowder, and it appeared to him that it could not be said that one of them complied with the Act. There was no registered store in the town. The Surveyor was directed to go round to the dealers, warn them all, and inform them of the penalties. TEOEDYRAUR PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, MAY 28TH.—Before W. Buck, M. Jones, and Thomas Davies, Esqs.. r Ilovses Straying. —P.C. Lewis Davies against Thomas Slender, a travelling hawker, for allowing two horses to stray on the highway, in the parish of Blaenporth. Fined 3s. and costs. The highway rate account for the parish of Verwick for 1876-7 was produced and passed.
ABERYSTWYTII. LLANILAR BRIDGE.—A small wooden bridge over the Ystwyth, near Llanilar, has recently fallen down. LLANYCHAIAKN CHCRCH.-The tender of about £1,200, sent in by Messrs. J. and D. Evans, the contractors for Tregaron Church, has been accepted by the Llanychaiarn Church Restoration Committee. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL.—The season has opened with more than usual success at the Queen's this season. There are now in the Hotel Col. Davies, Captain Dewar, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Gaskell, Mr. and Mrs. Paxton, Mr. Bryne, Mr. J. Pearson, &c. The officers of the Cardigan Artillery have messed at the Hotel this season. The popularity of the Hotel is largely due to the courtesy of the proprietor, Mr. W. H. Palmer, late of the Hoop Hotel, Cambridge. BOATING CLUB.—A meeting of the Boating Club was held at the Lion Hotel on Friday evening, 21th May, to audit accounts and to appoint officers. There were only a few members present-NIessrs. W. Williams, secretary, J. T. Jenkins, treasurer, Captain John Thomas, John Roberts, Lion, and John Morgan, Great Darkgate-street, and after some discussion it was considered that it would be impossible to come ro any definite arrangements at a meeting attended by so few members. A letter was read from Mr. H. H. Oakes saying that he was unable to attend, but would do all in his power to aid the club. The members present seeing so little interest was taken in the Boating Club by the young men of the town, thought it would be advisable to consider the propriety of selling the three boats, and dissolving the society, a course which would doubtless be a matter of regret in the future. A LARGE BIRD.—Mr. James Hutchings. naturalist, King-street, recently shot two largeand beautifully plumaged cormorants near the caves, between the town and Llan- rhystyd, about five miles down the coast. The female bird fell into the sea, and the strong current carried her away but Mr. Hutchings managed to secure the other, which is of an extraordinary size. It is a black cock bird with copper coloured back, and otherwise handsomely marked. Its weight is lOjlbs., five feet eight inches and a half from the tip of one wing to the other, three feet eight inches from beak to tail, and its webbed foot between seven and eight inches wide. When shot the bird had a conger eel of about two pounds weight in its throat. Mr. Hutchings has stuffed his prize, and it is now to be seen at his shop in King-street. JUMPING OUT OF A CART.—On Monday evening Miss Owen, Cwmbwa Mill, Penrbyncoch, and her companion, were going home from the Aberystwyth market. The horse became restless, and Miss Owen jumped out of the vehicle followed by her companion. She fell on her face on to the road, and was seriously bruised, but the other escaped with less injury. Lady Pryse, on hearing of the accident, sent for a medical gen- tleman, who attended and did what he could to soften the pain caused by the bruises. THE GENTLEMEN'S BATHING GROUND.—There are sever- al very large stones scattered up and down the gentlemen's bathing ground, which certainly ought to be rerxoverl. About a year ago, the surveyor made a show of undertak- ing their removal but nothing was done. It is astonish- ing what a lot of writing is necessary to get a small job of this kind done. A little dynamite, fixed at low water would clear them off without danger to any body. These little defects are a great disadvantage to a town. NANTEOS.—All kinds of rumours are current respecting Nanteos and the arrangements for the future. The fact is that nothing has been settled, and nothing is known. If Mr. George Powell should come and reside at the family mansion the tenants and everybody in Aherystwyth will be glad, but nobody can say more 'than that people who speak with great confidence know nothing. THE ENGLISH BAPTISTS.—Prior to leaving Aberystwyth for a three months' tour in the United States of America, the Rev. T. E. Williams preached an excellent sermon on Sunday evening. Mnv* 26, in the English Baptist Chapel, on the words, "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace shall be with you." In ad- dition to an exposition of the words of his text, the rev. gentleman reviewed his seven years' ministry at Aberyst- wyth, and spoke of some of the lessons which a retrospec- tive glance suggested for his guidance in the future.—Mr. Williams goes to America with the recommendation of the leading Baptist ministers of England, including the Revs. Dr. Angus, London, Dr. Maclaren, Manchester, Dr. Todd, London, Dr. Thomas, Pontypool, Dr. Jones. Llan- gollen, Dr. Davies, Haverfordwest, the Rev. H. Stowell Brown, Liverpool, and the Rev. Charles Williams, Ac- crington. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2!).—BefdVe David Roberts, Esq., Mayor, Isaac Morgan, and J. W. Szlumper, Esquires. Non-Payment of Rates.—On the information of Mr. Richard Watkins, collector of rates, John Lewis, High- street, was ordered to pay 3s. 2d. water-rate. Non-Attendance, at Schonl.-J aue Parry was ordered to send her child to school, David Richards was fined 5s., including costs, and the case of Richard Humphreys was adjourned for a week. Driinkamcxs.—William Ball was fined ;)8, and costs, for having been drunk and disorderly near the Board School, on Snnclay.Tohn Jones, Cross Inn, near Pontsaeson, was fined 2s. (id. for having been drunk on Tuesday afternoon and the same line was inflicted on David Griffiths, Stay- little, for the same offence. Borough Prosecutions.—Mr. Rees Jones, town surveyor, summoned Margaret Jones, Portland-lane, for refusing to provide a water-closet and drain to her house in Brewer- street, and the Bench made an order on hereto provide the sanitary improvements..—Jane Owens, Bridge-street, owner of a house in Brewer-street, was also ordered to construct a water-closet and, drain to her house. Drunk and Disorderly.—James Purfcon was charged with this offence under the circumstances detailed in the following evi(leiice.-P.C. David Jones said On Sunday morning, about one o'clock, I was on duty in Railway- terrace, a,nd as I was passing the Terminus "V aults I saw the door open. I went into the house and there saw the defendant, James Purton, and Miss Evans, the landlady. They were standing near the passage door. I then went away. After I had gone about 40 yards the defendant called me back, and I returned. He then told Miss Lvans to fetch two glasses of whiskey-one for him and one for me. I told her not to bring one for me as I would not take it. The defendant then said he had a bottle of champagne and wanted a clean glass. I also refused champagne Defendant asked me not to say anything, and I said I would not if he would be quiet. He was drunk. Defendant tacn called me abusive names, and followed me along the street. 1 told him I would take him into custody if he did not leave me alone. He fol- lowed me along Union-street, as far as Marv-street, and I again told him to go along quietly. The defendant said he was going to the lock-up to report himself, but he turned back towards the Terminus Vaults. I again went that way in company with another constable about a quarter of an hour afterwards. Defendant and Miss Evans were again at the door, and as we were passing defenaant called to the other police constable and told him i had said he was drunk. I again told him I would take him into custody if he would not be quiet. He afterwards followed me along the street, and I pushed him by the arm and told him to go either to the Terminus aults or Commercial Inn. Miss Evans then came up to me and pushed me about. The defendant was very llrunk. \Y e then went away. About half-an-hour after- warns I again passed that way and saw the defendant vv alKing about the street. He was then very quiet and no words passed between us.—Mr. H. Hughes, jun., ap- peared for the defendant.—The Bench inflicted a fine of 2s. Gd., and costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. At the Town Hall, Aberystwyth, on Monday, May 27, before H. S. Richardes, Esq., and Vaughan Davies, Esq., David Williams, lynewydd, FfairRhos, miner, and John Jones, Graigfach, miner, were charged with unlawfully wounding and inflicting grievous bodily injury on John Connor, at Ffair Rhos on the 25th of May.—P.C. 15 James Pearce, said that last Saturday he was at Pont- rhydfendigaid. At half past eight he received information that a man had been assaulted on the road between Ffair Rhos and Pontrhydfendigaid. Met the prosecutor who described the two men who had assaulted him. Went in search of them and saw them coming out of the Red Lion door, Pontrhydfendigaid. Told them what the charge was. David Williams said he had given the man Connor some kicks, and if he had known the charge h« would have given him more. The prisoner Jones said he had kicked Connor who had no right to throw stones at them. Had seen the man who was assaulted and he had three or four deep cuts on his head. The cuts went to the bone. He thought the cuts were dangerous to life. Saw the wounds before he apprehended the men.—It was stated to the Bench that the complainant had disappeared and it was impossible at that time to carry the case further. It having been discovered that the defendants had given £ 2 to the complainant to compromise the matter, the Magistrates on Monday desired Mr. Supt. Lloyd to take up the prosecution. Mr. Lloyd accordingly had Connor apprehended at the Railway Station when asking for a ticket for Birkenhead. On Wednesday, before H. S. Richards and E. Jones, Esqs., John Connor, Caron Mine said, when he was on his way to Pontrhydfendigaid he was thrown down into a ditch, and kicked by the defendant Williams. The cuts which disfigured his face and head were the results of the assault. --Cross-extmined by Mr. Hugh Hughes, junr.: The kicks were given by the defendant Williams. The other man was some distance away.—By the Bench A boy who accompanied the defendants tried to trip him up on the rotd. -By Mr. Superintendent Lloyd Thomas Davies, Pontrhyd- fendigaid, gave him £ 2 to go to Aberystwyth, and had given him money during illness.—Mr. Hughes having asked Connor if he was in full possession of his faculties when on the ground, which the man admitted.—Mr. Lloyd said: Now Connor, do you know what are facul- ties?-Connor No, sir. (Laughter.)—Daniel W. Thomas, assistant with Mr. R. Rowland, M.R.C.S., Pontrhydfen- digaid, said at first he thought the wounds were dangerous but he did not consider them to be so a few days after- wards.—Cross-examined: The wounds were not very severe. Mr. Hugh Hughes did not call evidence for the defence, but addressed the Bench, stating that there was no evidence of malice in the case.—Richard Samuel said he was at the King's Head when the men in the case came in. He heard a man try to get Connor to neglect to prosecute for a certain sum of money whereupon he (Mr. Samuel) told them that if the two young men were in custody on the charge of assault, they (the men at the public-house) were breaking the law by trying to effect a compromise.—The Bench said it was no matter whether Connor was an Irishman or a Welshman. drunk or sober, Williams ought not to have kicked him. He (Williams) would therefore be fined 21 and costs, and Jones (who admitted having assaulted the prosecutor though the prosecutor said it was not so), would be fined 5s. and costs.—A charge of drunkenness against Connor was then gone into, but as the man had been in the lock- up since Monday, he was fined 2s. Gd. only. Mr. Hugh Hughes afterwards applied that the £ 2 given to Connor should be refunded, but the Bench refused to grant the application. REVIEW OF THE ROYAL CARDIGAN ARTILLERY MILITIA. The annual inspection and review of this Regiment was held on the Drill Ground on Tuesday, May 28th. The weather was favourable, and, as usual, the field was well lined with admiring spectators. The number of men who came up for drill this year greatly exceeded the number in former years, and there is every reason to think that the artillery will be far more popular than the ordinary militia ever were. The recruits, about eighty in number, have been embodied since the 4th of March, and the ordinary force since the 3rd of May. Had it not been for the calling out of the Reserve Force the Regiment would have been stronger by thirty or forty men. There are three batteries, the 1st under the command of Captain G. Williams, 2nd Capt. Thomas, and the 3rd Captain Lloyd. The total number of men on the books was 273. The general opinion was that the drill was very smartly gone through, and reflected great credit upon the officers. The officers of the Regiment present were Col. Lloyd Philipps, Capt. Williams, Capt. Thomas, Capt. Thomas Lloyd, Lieutenant Winwood, Lieutenant J. J. Bonsall, Lieutenant Leir, Lieutenant T. Williams, Capt. George Wall, R.A., Adjutant, Surgeon-Major Morris Jones. There were also present Captain Price Lewes, R.A., and Captain Dewar, R.A. The following among hundreds of others were present on the field:-Sir Pryse Pryse, Bart., Lady Pryse, and Mrs. Price Lewis, Mr. H. C. Fryer and Miss Fryer, Col. Jones and Mrs. Jones, Mr. Oakes, Captain Bassett Lewis, Mrs. Harrison, Caer'howell, Montgomery, Captain George Hughes, Alltllyd, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Richardes, Captain Hughes, Terrace, Mrs. and Miss Gilbertson, Miss Bnrrall, Fronfraith, Captain Cosens, Cwm, the Misses Davies, Cwmedwig, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Davies, Ffosrhydgaled, and Miss Matthias, Miss Parry, Llidiarde, Mr. J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith, Mr. Lewis Williams, the Rev. J. Pugh, Mr. T. J. Morgan, Nantcario Hall, Mr. Lewis Williams, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. South, North Parade, Mrs. J. W. Szlumper. Mr. Edward Hamer, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Dr. and Mrs. Harries, Mr. W. Williams, solicitor, Mr. Palmer, Queen's Hotel, Mr. Edgar Atwood, solicitor, the Rev. Father Williams, the Rev. J. Pugh, vicar of Llanbadarn, Mrs. and Miss Trub- shaw, Mr. J. Vaughan, &c., &c. The men assembled in marching order far inspection, at half-past nine, in the barrack yard. Colonel Gronow Davies, V.C., the inspecting officer, inspected the men on parade. Afterwards they took off their knapsacks and marched into the field, where they went through the following evolutions in the presence of the reviewing officer who, on entering the field, was received with a general salute :—March past in open column march past in quarter column in double time; left-wheel into line form column to the right on No. 1; retire in echelon of companies, wheel to the left, and prepare to receive cavalry in company squares; form line on centre com- pany manual and firing exercise retire by companies from the left in rear of the right form line to the left on No. 1; retire in fours from the right of companies—halt, front quarter column on No. 1 column right-wheel, halt; form line to the rear on No. 1; fours left, and re- tire in fours by companies left turn into column right- wheel into line ;company drill by company officers, in which one officer made some slight mistakes form line, fours right, and quick march to barracks. After the men had marched into the barrack yard and piled arms, they were briefly addressed by the Reviewing Officer, who said-I am glad to receive from Colonel Lloyd Philipps so favourable a report of the conduct of the regiment during the period of training. This is satisfactory. The way the Reserve men have answered to the call upon them has done great credit to them. We may hope soon to see them back home again, as it is not im- probable there may not be occasion for their lengthened ser- vice. One thing is certain, the Reserves will never be called upon needlessly, and I hope you will follow the example of your comrades. After the review the officers gave a luncheon at the Queen's Hotel, where the mess had been held during the training. Colonel Lloyd Philipps presided, and Captain Williams, filled the vice-chair. There were present Sir Pryse Pryse and Lady Pryse, Colonel Davies, Capt. Dewar, Captain and Mrs. Price, Lewes, Colonel and Mrs. Jones, Major Bassett Lewis, Capt. G. Hughes, Capt. and Mrs Hughes, Capt. and Mrs. Cosens, Capt. David Thomas, Capt. Thomas Lloyd, Capt. George Well, Surgeon-Major Morris, Lieut. Leir, Lieut. Wentwood, Lieut. J. J. Bonsall, Lieut. Thomas Williams, Mrs. and the Misses Bonsall, Mrs. Williams, Miss Lloyd Mathias, Mr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Hughes. Miss E. Davies, the Rev. W. E. Williams, Mr. Lewis Williams, Miss Lewis, Miss Fryer, Mr. and Mrs. Parry, Miss Flude, Mr. W. Bonsall, Mr. Bonsall, Fron- fraith, Miss L. Bonsall, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Richardes, Bryneithin, Mrs, Miss, and Mr. J. Hughes. Glynpadarn, Mr. Hugh Hughes, Mr. Vaughan Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Nantcaerio Hall, the Rev. and Mrs: H. N. Grim- ley, Mr. and Mrs. Fryer, Mrs. and Miss Gilbertson and M r. R. Gilbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Davies, Mr. Thomas and Miss Jones, the Misses Davies, Cwmgoedwig, &c. 0' After the excellent luncheon there were some speeches, and then the officers and guests retired to the Assembly- room, where the band of the regiment, under the leader- ship of bandmaster Kain, played a selection of dance music in very good style. The following was the pro- gramme :—Quadrille (Hand in Hand), valse (The Love Song), polka (the Welshpool), lancers (the Original), galop (Prince Imperial), lancers (the Cure), valse (Casino Tanza), polka (Just One), lancers (the Last), galop (Fox Hunter), valse (the Adieu). The appearance of the room, when the dancers were in motion, was very animated, and the day from first to last was very enjoyable. FATAL ACCIDENT. On Wednesday afternoon, May 29, the members of the Calvinistic Methodist Assembly and the inhabitants of It he town heard with astonishment and profound sorrow the news of the death, by accident of Mr. P. M. Evans, of Holywell, a delegate to the Assembly for his district, and a gentleman well known throughout the whole of North Wales. Mr. E vans for many years successfully carried on the business of a printer and publisher at Holywell, and was greatly respected in his commercial and public life. In oliti cs he was a Liberal. For a long period he held the honourable office of Chairman of the Holywell Local Board, and also filled similar situations in the Assess- ment and Sanitary Committees of the Holywell Union. He was a prominent member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church, and as such was a deacon and also for several years secretary to the North Wales Calvinistic Assembly. In connection with his Church he published the Try- sorfa y Plant," the Drysorfa," the Traethodydd," and several other works, including a Commentary on the Bible. During the past few years he had been gradually retiring from public life, and carried on his business with the aid of his second son, who will now undertake the management of the establishment. Mr. Evans had a family of four sons, one of whom, Mr. Goronwy Evans, was well-known and respected as a student at the Univer- sity College of Wales some few years ago. The facts connected with his melancholy death will be gathered from the following report of the INQUEST, which was held in the Magistrates' room, Town Hall, at ten o'clock on Thursday morning, before Dr. Evan Row- land, deputy coroner. Mr. Philip Williams was foreman of the jury, which included the following gentlemen :— Mr. Isaac Hopkins, Great Darkgate-street, Mr. Evan Morgan, draper, Mr. Thomas Williams, Mr. Thomas Samuel, Mr. John Jones, Mr. Richard Morris, Mr. William Julian, grocer, Mr. Griffith Williams, North Parade, Mr. E. W. Jones, Mr. David Williams, and Mr. Isaac Williams. Richard Jones, Poplar-row, the driver of the vehicle from which deceased jumped, said—We were coming down the road from Bwlcheble, and had reached the Flats. It was from twenty minutes to half-past six in the evening. The vehicle was a four-wheeled dog cart. Had bpen up to the Devil's Bridge, and was returning. The accident happened at the other side of the seventh milestone, on the Upper road. We were coming along nicely when the horse started suddenly, and began to kick. Could not say what was the cause. It might be a fly or something. The deceased tried to get down twice, but the driver pre- vented him the first time. The horse kicked twicc, and broke the dash board. The horse by this time was going i n.!z up the hill, and did not run more than twenty yards, and not very quickly. The animal was stopped easily. Deceased jumped out over the wheel. He fell sideways, and alighted on his head. The trap went on about thirty yards after deceased jumped out. Deceased jumped out too suddenly the second time for witness to be able to stop him. Could not say what was the matter with the horse. There was nothing the matter with the harness, nor was anything whatever broken except the dash board. De- ceased tried to jump on his feet, but fell on the side of his head. There was no stone in the horse's hoof. One of the parties in the trap went to deceased first. As soon as witness went to the deceased he saw lie was dead. Started at half-past two from Aberystwyth and expected to be back about seven o'clock. Was not driving quickly when the accident happened. Robert Rowlands, bank manager, Osmond View, Port- madoc, said there were three in the trap besides the driver, namely, the deceased, Mr. Maelor Evans (Holywell), Mr. Robert Rowlands (witness), and Mr. Thomas Lewis, merchant, Bangor. About half-past two the party started for the Devil's Bridge in a four-wheel dog cart. Reached the falls about half-past four and took the horse out. Started back a little before six. Intended only to stop half-an-hour, as they wished to get back for the missionary meeting in the evening, but they stopped an hour and a half. Nothing happened till the time of the accident. The horse was trotting at the rate of about five miles an hour. Witness, deceased, and Mr. Lewis were chatting together. Came very well until they reached Bwlcheble, and a few minutes before reaching that spot deceased praised the horse. At Bwlcheble the first tiling witness saw was Mr. Evans standing, and, he believed, he saw the hoofs of the horse, but he could not be sure. He saw some splinters of the dash board. Could not say very well what hap- pened afterwards. Did not know whether he jumped down or fell, but thought he fell on to the road at the other side frol-vi that Mr. Evans fell out. On getting upon his feet the first words he said was, I hope to God the others have got off as well as I have." He got out of the trap either by jumping or falling, about fifteen yards nearer to Devil's Bridge than where Mr. Evans fell out. Witness fell out just where the horse kicked. As soon as he got to the deceased he thought he was dead. He was bleeding from the left ear. Did not see deceased falling as witness fell before him. Put his arm under deceased's head and saw he was bleeding from the left ear. Called a young man, who did not come. Afterwards heard the young man had had small-pox. Got some water and washed de- ceased face. He and Mr. Lewis tried to feel his pulse, but both were too excited. A woman who was there also tried to ascertain whether he was alive. Just then he groaned, and it was all over in two minutes. Deceased never spoke a word. The driver acted very well, and drove very steadily indeed. He was sober. There was no blame whatever to be attached to him. Something very extra- ordinary must have happened to the horse. Mr. Thomas Lewis said he remained in the trap all the time, and did not get down until the horse stopped. The first thing he noticed was the breaking of the dashboard. Turned to see what was the matter. At that moment saw deceased jumping out of the car. Did not see him falling, as witness's head was turned the other way. Witness then fell on his knees, and took hold of the partition be- tween him and the driver, with the intention of remain- ing there until the horse stopped. In about thirty yards from where Mr. Evans jumped down the horse slackened speed, and then he jumped down. Ran back and saw Mr. Rowlands going towards Mr. Evans. When witness reached deceased Mr. Rowlands was holding his head. Ttook Mr. Rowlands's place, and he fetched a towel to wash the blood from his face. There was a good deal of blood about his head, and his left ear was partly cut off. He groaned once or twice. Must have died in from one to two minutes from the time he fell. Had no complaint whatever to make of the driver, who was quite sober, and drove well. Did not see Mr. Rowlands get down, but felt that he had got down. A verdict of Acci- dental death was returned: WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODIST ASSEMBLY. During the week meetings connected with the Annual Assembly of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists have been held in the town, it being twelve years since the Assembly met at Aberystwyth, under the presidency .of the liev. Lewis Edwards, D.D., Principal of Bala Calvinistic College. This year the Moderator is the Rev. Joseph Thomas, of Carno, in Montgomeryshire, and the senior secretary, the Rev. Owen Jones B.D., Minister of Chatham-street Chapel, Liverpool. On Monday evening, the Rev. J. A. Morris, Welsh Baptist Minister, Aberystwyth, commenced a service in theTabernacle Chapel,and the Rev. D. Saunders, Swansea, preached and at the same time at Shiloh Chapel, the Rev. Daniel Rowlands, Normal Col- lege, Bangor, introduced a. service, and the Rev. \V. James, B. A. and the Rev. J. Thomas, Carno, preached to large congregations. At six o'clock on Tuesday evening, the first sitting of the Assembly was held at Shiloh Chapel, when the following officers and delegates answered to their names The Rev. J. Tomas, Carno, president, the Revs. O. Jones, B.A., Liverpool, and J. Lewis, Carmarthen, secretaries, representatives of counties, Revs. T. C. Edwards, M.A., Aberystwyth, and T. J. Morgan, Penygarn Messrs. D. Jones, Aberystwyth, and Abraham James, Glanfread, the Revs. T. Evans, Aberarth, J. Jones, New Quay, Abraham Oliver, Llanddewibrefi, and Mr. S. Morris, Twrgwyn, the Revs. W. Morgan, Hwlffordd, and J. D. Symons, Alier- gwaen. Mr. D. Williams, Drino, and Mr. H. Llw d Harries, Abergwaen, the Revs. J. Evans, Llanelli, and R. Salmon, Llansadwrn, Messrs. J. Havard, Meidrym, and D. Richards, Llanelli, Revs. D. Anthony, Swansea, and M. Thomas, Resolven, Messrs. Aldermen Phillips, SW1,ns, and T. Harries, the Revs. T. Rees, Merthyr, and W. J Williams, Hirwain, Mr. VI. Edwards, Aberaman, the Revs. D. Jones, Rhaiadr, and D. Williams, Trecastell, Mr. D. Morgan, Gorwvdd, the Revs. D. Edwards, Cas- tellnewydd, W. Jones, Cendl, Messrs. J. Jones, Gilwern, and W. Griffiths, Rock, the Rev. J. Thomas, Bryiliiitwr, Mr. John Thomas, Brynmawr, the Revs. D. Roberts, Gwalchmai, J-. Williams, Llanerchymedd,Mr. J. Hughes, Llyslew, the Revs. R. Jones, Felinheli, and J. Jones, Brynyrodyn. Messrs. O. Jones, Talsarn. and W. Jones, Clynog, the Rev. R. Hughes, Uwchlawrffynnnn, Messrs. J. R. Williams, Pentreuchat", R. Rowland, Portmadoc, and W. Thomas, Morfa Nefyn, the Revs. T. J. Wheldon. Festiniog, D. Roberts, Rhiw, T. Williams, Croesor, and Mr. Robert Jones, Festiniog, the Revs. J. H. Hughes and E. Davies, Llanarmon, Messrs. Ellis Jones, Llandrillo. and R. Itobei-ts, Bala, the Revs. Owen Evans, Ruthin, and Lewis Ellis, Rhuddlan, and Mr. P. Roberts, St. Asaph, and Mr. It. Hughes, Llanrwst, the Revs. W. Pierce, Rhosesmor, E. J. Evans, Messrs. P. M. Evans, Holywell, and O. Williams, Bodffari. the Revs. N. C. Jones, Llanidloes, and Elias Jones, Messrs. E. Cleaton, Llanidloes, and R. Humphreys, Llanbrynmair, the Revs. R. Davies, Shrewsbury, and E. Griffiths, Meifo 1, Messrs. J. Jones, Llanfyllin, and T. EVtWs. Abbey Foregate. Shrewsbury, the Rev. R. Lumley, Liverpool, Mr. J. Williams, Moss Bank, the Rev. W. James, B.A., Manchester, and Mr. J. Edwards, Salford, the Rev. J. Thomas, B.A., Liverpool, and Mr. C. Hughes, Wrexham, the Rev. J. H. Parry, Welshpool, and Mr. Thomas. Aber- mule. the Rev. G. Davies and Mr. T. Richards, London ex-officio: the Revs. L. Edwards. D.D., Bala, R. Lum ley, Liverpool, R. Edwards, Mold, D. C. Dav:ei, M.A., London, and D. Saunders, Swansea; others, &c. Mr. R. J. Davies, J.P., Cwrtmawr, the Rev. W. James, Aberdare, Rev. J. Thomas, M.A., Mr. T. Lloyd, Liver- pool, Mr. P.Williams, Liverpool, the Rev. J.Jones, Ne.v Quay, Rev. E. Evans, Denbigh, Rev. G. D wies, London, Rev. J. Evans, Garmart.ien, and Rev. T. J. Wheldon, Ffestiniog. Nearly all the Cardiganshire ministers, though not members of the assembly, also at- tended. The several committees having been appointed,the Rev. John Lewis, Carmarthen, was elected secretary for the ensuing year, and then The Rev. D. SAUNDERS,_ of Trinity Chapel, Swansea, delivered an address on leaving the chair. He commenced by referring to the continual increase which characterised the history of the denomination from its commencement up to the present time. He also rejoiced in the fact that the increase had been quite as large in the preceding thirty years as it had been in any period of its history. As this fact was often doubted and denied, he adduced the following statistical facts. According to statistics collected by Mr. H. Richard, M.P., the Calvinistic Methodists had, between the years 1S50 and 1870, erected 321 new chapels, and re-erected and enlarged 435 others, at a cost of £ 366,000. Daring the same period the Con- gregationalists, also in Wales, had built 118 new chapels, and rebuilt and enlarged 200 others, at a cost of £ 294,000. The Baptists had, during the same period, erected 142 new places of worship, and re-erected and enlarged 99 others, at a cost of £ 163,000. He then referred to the authorised and published statistics of the denomination in confirmation of the same view. In 1850 the number of ministers and preachers belonging to the denomination were 366, whereas in 1877 they were 841. In 1850 the church members numbered 56,678, whereas in 18*7 they were 112,471. In 1850 they had 848 places of worship, but in 1877 they had 1,240 including a large proportion of the previously named places of worship re-erected and enlargedr Thus the denomination had doubled itself during the last twenty-seven years He believed this would bear com- parison with the increase and growth of any denomination in Great Britain. He then shewed that the rate of in- crease was not less, but greater, at the end of this period, S iC^P/Lnng n\te of increasQ in church members, le-o 1 oio nul11o of members increased287 1871, 541 W?; 18,3, 1,952; 1874, 4,428; 1875, 5,167 'run 'r: in«;ease of seven years, 20,023. I he liberality of the churches had increased also in equal if not in greater proportion. In 1870 the sum total of all money collected during the year was £ 103,887; but in 1877 it was £167,205, more than half as much aeain. The rev. gentleman then said that he quoted these facts not to silence detractors, as he well knew that he would not suc- ceed in such an attempt, nor to indulge in invidious com- parisons a.nd vain boastings, but to awaken, he hoped, a deep feeling of thankfulness to the Great Head of the Church for having so signally acknowledged and blessed the humble efforts of such unworthy servants. But whilst they thanked God, they ought also to take courage, for he could not help regarding the remarkable increase of the last thirty years but as a token of divine approba- tion upon the schemes and efforts that characterized this period. Nevertheless, he hoped and wished further pro- S'-ierlt u Sti11 *n tlle fufcure- liamed and dilated upon what he believed would ensure that prosperity 1st, a stronger faith in the blessed Gospel, as the only divine metaodoi salvation to lost sinners; and. 2ndly," greater seJ-denial m the service of the Gospel. He then showed how these things would affect them for good as ministers and church officers, as well as members in general. He then closed his address by inviting all present to ioin in earnest prayer to their Great Father in heaven for a larger measure of these blessings upon their much loved Church, so as to preserve its vigour and strength, and to make it even immortal. (Applause.) At the conclusion of the address, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded the Rev. D. Saunders, on the motion of the Rev. Dr. EDWARDS, seconded by the Rev. ROGER EDWARDS, Mold. On Wednesday mornisig, at ten o'clock, the Rev. W. Powell, of Pembroke, was elected president for the ensuing year. the Rev. J. Thomas, Liverpool, read a report on Foreign Missions, in which he said the success of their ministry had been great; and the number of communi- cants had more than trebled during the pastjtwelve years. It was announced that the question of accepting unmarried ladies as missionaries was under consideration. Several items of the report then came under discussion, such as the Government grant towards the Calvinistic Methodist schools in India, but eventually the report was accepted. Mr. William Williams, Gwalchmai, was then introduced to the Assembly as ajmissionary to Cassia, and he was accepted, but it was understood that the rev. gentleman will not go out to Cassia until next October twelve months. A meeting for the delivery of addresses on the Person of Christ was held on Wednesday afternoon at Taber- nacle, the object being to vary the proceedings of the As- if ° k° ma^e the means of fostering the religious life of the Church as well as an ecclesiastical court for the transaction of business. The Rev. Joseph Thomas, Carno, presided, and addresses were delivered' by the Rev. Dr. Edwards, Bala, Mr. P. M.Evans, the Revs. D. Saunders, Swansea, Roger Edwards, W. Jones, Felinheli, and D. C. Davies, London. The meeting was closed by prayer by Rev. Thomas Rees, Merthyr. At 6.30 on Wednesday evening a public missionary meeting was held at Tabernacle Chapel, Alderman Phillips, Swansea, in the chair. The meeting was ad- dressed by the Rev. J. IHOJIAS, M.A., secretary of the Society, who referred first to Bri tany when there were 13(j members, eleven having seceded from the Roman Catholic Church. The enmity which that body had to- wards the Calvinistic Methodists, proved the nature of the work done there. In Cassia there were 1,035 full members, 1,905 school attendants, 2,161 being the average attendance at public meetings. There was an increase of 216 in the members, 432 school attendents, and 526 hearers, There were in all eighty-one schools; 550 females attended the day schools, which had been found to be of great help to the work of evangelizing the natives. The churches at Cassia had collected £45 towards procuring books, P,113 through all the different causes. Several of the reigning families had joined the Churches, such as the two daughters of the Rajah of Noughram. Mr. William Wil- liams, the young man who is going out to Cassia as a missionary, briefly referred to the dark and bright side of his prospect. When comparing the state of Wales at the present day with that of fifty years ago, and the work done by the preaching of the gospel, he took courage, and believed that the same change would ultimately be brought about in Cassia. The Rev. Joseph Thomas proposed that the meeting accept and approve the work accomplished by the Society during the past year, which was put to the meeting and carried. Mr. P. Roberts, St. Asaph, in seconding the motion, believed, though education and civilization were doing much they could never afford to be without the gospel. Ths Rev. Emrys Evans moved that the meeting should acknowledge to the Lord the protection which had been given their Society, and the success which had followed its labours. The Rev. W. J. Williams, Hirwain, seconded the proposition, and it was carried. The Rev Morris Morgan, Haverfordwest, moved, and the Rev. D. Harries, Chicago, secmded, and it was agreed, to hold missionary meetings, and in every way to do their best to kindle ¡I. missionary spirit in the youth of the churches. The Itev. T. Rees, Merthyr, moved, and the Rev. J. E. Jones seconded, that the meeting should think the Working Committee for its labours in connec- tion with the Society for the past year. The motion waS put to the meeting, and unanimously agreed to. On Thursday morning a meeting was held at Shiloh, and it was agreed that the next Assembly should be held at Ffestiniog, in the last week of June in 1879. The re ports of the several committees were received, and it was proposed, seconded, and carried, that a memorial should be sent in the name of the Assembly to Mr. E. Gladstone, M.P., thanking him for his serviceg in the Liberal interest, and especially so a the present crisis. A letter of condolence, prepared by Dr. Edwards, was directed to be sent to the family of the late Mr. P. M. Evans. Reference was made by Ilr, Saunders to the IeuanGwillt scholarships, a id he com- plained that the subscriptions did not come in as rapidly ae was expected. A discussion ensued on the desirability of having a stated service for the burial of the dead, several members of the Assembly being of that the service in all cases in connection with the Methodist Church should be uniform. After a lengthy discussion it was decided to allow ministerS liberty of action. The Rev. T. Levi being absent, the ques- ^10n-r? i6 ''eslra }l^llt-ss of erecting a suitable monument to Daniel Rowlands at Llangeitho was not introduced. At two o clock the Calvinistic Methodist Church Sustentation Fund was discussed; but nothing defniit0 was agreed upon. Deputations from America and the English Presbytery were received, and the Assembly separated after a vote of thanks to the Aberystwyth Methodists for their hospitality. The proceedings concluded with preaching meeting yesterday (Thursday) evening and this (Friday) evening-
BIRTHS. MARRIAGES. & DEATHS. BIRTHS. GRIFFITHS—May 24th, the wife of T. 0 Griffiths, Llanrhaiadr, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. CLAYTON JONES—May 29th, at the Tabernacle Chapel, 4ber- ystwyth, by the Rev. Thomas Levi, Thomas Clayton, mariner, Shipbuilders'-row, Aberystwyth, to Miriam Jones, Bndge- street, Aberystwyth, daughter of the late Thomas .10nes, joiner. HUGHES—HUGHES—May 22nd, at the Register Office, Aberyst- wyth, in the presence of the Registrar, Mr. D. H. Evans, Tho": Hughes, miner, Bvyneithyn, Penllwyn, to Jane Hughes, pen pompren. -JON I'S-litty 24th, at the Register Office, Aberyst- wyth, in the presence of the Registrar, Mr. D. H. EvanS- John Jenkins, mariner, Pound-place, Aberystwyth, to Ma1'^ Jones, daughter of the late John Jones, miner, of the place. -ty JONKS—LEWIS— May 25th, at Bethel Chapel, Aberystwyth, 1 the Rev. J. A. Morris, James Jones, mason, Talybont, to Mary Lewis, daughter of Lewis Lewis, butcher, Abe'rystwytn- JONES—OWI,A.NI)S May 17th, by licence, at Tegid Calvinist10' Methodist Chapel, Bala, Mr, John Jones, farmer, (orsedtlall, near Bala, to Miss Mary Rowlands, Pentre, Cwmtirnivnachi Bala. LLOVU—M VRSIIALL—Jlay 23rd, at Markham-square Chapel, W the Rev R. Williams (Hwfa Mon), Mr. Daniel i Jovd, Pinili^1; late of Dolselley, to Miss E C. Marshall, youngest daughter °f George Marshall, builder, <fcc., Pimlieo, London, S.W. REES—RICHARDS—May 24th, at the Register Office, Aberyst- wyth, in the presence of the Registrar, Mr. D. H. Evall., Evan Rees, labourer, Llanfiiiansel-y-Croyddin, to Mary Richards, daughter of the late John Richards, fanner, of rliyd. DEATHS. BALL—May 21st, aged 71, at Lampeter, Capt. Thos. Ball. CLARKE -May 18, aged 4 months, at Xr>. 8, Berriew-streew Welshpool, John Donald, infant son of .John Clarke. COOKE—May 22nd, axed 40, at Llanfairfechan, North IVtles, Jane, widow of John William Cooke, Esq., architect, ana second daughter of Thomas Haigh. Esq., of Liverpool. EMBERTON—May 26tli, Mr. Joseph Emberton, Brynrhug :lJll Tynllwvn, Llanfair-Caereinion. EVANS—May 27th, aged S3, at Tynycoed, Llansilin, Mr. Etlwai'1' Evans.. GEORGE—May 18th,.aged 77, Mrs. Elizabeth George, Pent»anK> relict of Mr. Richd. George, Penpant, Llandinam. GROVES—May 2.ini, Fanny, wife of Robert Groves, Esq., C0ur Calmore. Montgomery. HARPER—May 23rd, aged 47, at her residence, the Post-oflicv, Broad-streot, Welshpool, Mrs. Arthur Harper. t HI GHES—May 21st, aged 19, at Rheidol Cottage, Bridge-street' John, son of the late Mr. T. Hughes, Prince Albert," Abel ystwyth. HUGIIES—May 21st, aged 19, at Bridge-street, Aberystwytb, John Hughes, son of the late John Hughes, cooper. HI'JI I'HREYS—May 28th, aged 4, Mary Margaret, daughter of Humphreys, inspector, Aberystwyth. J HUMAN—May 25tli, aged 87, Mrs. Mary Jerman, Coeclma-wr, near Llanidloes. ♦TONKS—May 22nd, at Phisucha, Dolgelley, Jones. JONES—Mav 17th, aged 78, at Price's Court, Holt-street, WRE* ham, Mr. Robert Jones, shoemaker. JONES—May 22nd, Miss Mary Jones, Severn-villa, Lower Gree*|' and daughter of the late Mv. Thomas Jones, Crown Inn, ld;l idloes.. „ JONES—May 14th, aged 57, at his residence, Cwmbreich18A Pennal, Merioneth, Mr. David Jones, father of Mr. R Jones (Alarch Glan Dyfi), Llangynog.. LLOYD—May loth, aged 49, at Graenyn, near Bali, Mary, wid° of D. Maurice Lloyd, Esq., of Pale. Llandderfel. g OWEN—May 2;>th, aged S5, at Pandyrodyn, Dolgellev, Owen, widow of Griffith Owen, mason. Dolgelley. p OWEN—May 24ni, aged 53, at his residence, 1, Ictorm-terr:I of St. Heller's Jersey, Ellis Anwyl Owen, Esq., D L., late Of Parciau, Criceieth. T „ MORRIS—May 23rd, aged 56, Mr. John Morris, Red Lion II Llanfair-Caereinion. p WILLIAMS—May 11th, aged 46, at_ Tan y-Graig, Llanfair haiarn, Denbighshire, Stephen Williams. Printed by EDWARD WOOOALL, and Published for the Propriet°^ at the dwelling-house of JACOB JONES, High-street, J the county of Merioneth; of JOHN GIBSON, 3, 'iueen's-r^ p Aberystwyth, in the county of Cardigan; and of DAVID Portmadoc, in the county of Carnarvon. Friday, May :i, 1878