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THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BAZAAR. On Wednesday morning, at eleven o'clock, the bazaar held in the College Hall was opened. Archdeacon Grif- fith made an opening speech, and the stall holders at once betook themselves to the transaction of any business that the early hour placed within their reach. The object of the bazaar is to raise funds for the purchase of a College organ, an instrument very much needed to make com- plete the musical part of the College course, under the direction of Professor Parry, ihe bazaar was under the patronage of Lady Pryse Pryse and Mrs. Lewis Pugh Pugh, who were present. There were five stalls, a re- freshment buffet, an interesting Exhibition of Arts, and three or four mysterious recesses made of baize-covered screens. The stall holders sent out numerous scouts, who tried all the old means and some new ones that are known at bazaars, to induce visitors to enter raffles and to take shares, dips, chances, peeps, &c., all of which are charged for. The first stall on the right at the entrance of the room was that of Mrs. E. M. Jones, who was assisted by Miss Turner, Miss Howell, Miss James, Miss Ida Cole, Miss G. Turner, Miss Morgan, Miss Hughos, the Misses Williams, the Terrace, and Mrs. W. Williams, Queen's- road. Thisjstall was most fortunately situated, and secured the attention of visitors before they had well got into the room. Here were displayed some handsomely-worked banner screens, Japanese work, worked cushions, dolls, toys and ornaments, jewellery, Ltc. A musical box in a glass case and a ship which rose and fell on imitation waves was marked at 30s. Attached to this stall was the old woman who lived in a shoe. There was a veritable shoe about four feet long filled with well-dressed children, which were offered for sale in the most heartless way. Miss C. Evans, who personated the old woman, had receded almost out of sight down a coal scuttle bonnet. These was also a magic post-office at which 2d. a letter was charged. The clerk herself was not in charge when our reporter applied for information. The stall at the opposite side of the entrance was Mrs. Joseph Parry's. She was assisted by Miss Angus and Miss Jones. The chief article at this stall was a four- folding fire screen. This screen was the work of the Misses Davys, Llanbadarn-road. There were four de- signs on one side, painted on flesh-coloured silk, and ic- presenting spring, summer, autumn, and winter. These were mounted on a pale green ground. On the other side the ground was pale blue, and the ornamentation con- sisted of flowers, birds, fruit, &c., very chastely arranged. i This screen is priced at twenty guineas, and whoever sees it must admit that it is very artistically worked. In needle-work the material was chiefly wool, which had been worked up into sofa cushions, antimacassars, scarves, watch-pockets, and numerous other articles for use and ornament. Here again there were toys and ornaments in profusion. An oil painting of Llanbadaru Church shows the old Black Lion, grass-grown roof, and all complete, which is now taken down. A card basket, in leather, lined with sill: was priced at 35s. This basket, verj curiously wrought, was worked by a young lady. A pair of shoes heavily worked with gold and silver crimped thread were labelled shoes worn by the Turkish ladies in their homes, brought from Constantinople by Mrs. Tanner." Mrs. Tanner had also contributed to this stall a curious straw basket brought from Naples as a specimen of native work. There was also a good supply of useful articles of clothing. The third stall was superintended by Mrs. Ethe who was assisted by Miss Alice Jones. Here there were some characteristic articles of foreign amateur make. Two splendidly ^upholstered gipsy tables and a very large and handsome table clsth were conspicuous. A set of articles made in Germany out of cardboard were well worth attention. These consisted of a glove box, a hand- kerchief case, a card tray, a watch stand, spill boxes, a jewel tray, a farm yard, &c. These very neat things were the work of Mrs. Ethe's father, and contributed by him. There were also German dolls, cradles, and things of different kinds, which were sold at prices not unreason- ably high. The fourth stall was in charge of Mrs. Grimley, who was assisted by Miss Davies, Antaron. By far the most valuable article on this stall was an oil painting by Mr. J. R. Lee, representing a view near Gogogerddau. The artist, Mrs. Grimley's brother, has exhibited pictures at the Royal Academy. Another feature at this stall was a number of ferns which people buy without feeling that their purchases are altogether worthless. There was also in connection with this stall a weighing machine, which was not, however, very extensively patronized. The remaining and most important stall at the head of the room was superintended by Mrs. T. C. Edwards, who was assisted by Miss Evans, Liverpool, Miss E. J. Roberts, Bridge street, Miss Roberts, Man- chester, and Miss Jones, The Bank. The display of goods here was very fine, and exceeded any other stall. Oddly encugh the visitors at first did not reach this end of the room, but chiefly lingered about the entrance, where of course they were besieged at once. A stand of ferns, plants in pots, and cut flowers, is well worth the attention of visitors. A very handsome fender stool, worked in wool and beads, is marked £ 5. A breakfast tray and cozie, worked in wool and beads, is marked five guineas. A cashmere and silk frock, trimmed with Torchon lace, and very elaborately made up, is marked at J63 10s. A box of Kindergarten toys, fish carvers, anti- macassars, banner screens, all sorts of mysteries in needle work, statuettes, brackets, purses, china ornaments, Ox- ford frames, photographs, &c., &c., are, or were, to be had in abundance. There were also some very useful suits of clothes for boys. Attached to this stall was the zoetrope, a penny a peep, electricity, a penny a shock, and a tele- scope, a penny a peep. This department was in charge of Master Lewis Charles Edwards, who was laudably anxious to do business. The refreshment buffet was superintended by Mrs. William Davies, Liverpool, and Miss Charles. The re- freshments comprised ices, lemonade, soda water, cakes, pies, and eatables of different kinds. At the end of the room there is a conspicuous announce- ment of "An Exhibition of Arts," which does not consist of broken pieces of crockery. The catalogue, a work of sixteen pages, contains appropriate quotations from classical English authors, illustrative of the collection. Among the authors are Shakespeare, Tennyson, Coleridge, Milman, Campbell, Scott, Luther, Burns, Goldsmith, and Cowper. There is a view of Aberystwyth Castle that, it must be confessed, is worth all the money; but the best of all is the really splendid view of the Aberystwyth Aquarium. The Flower of the neighbourhood, which must be seen to be admired, has this "quotation" :— What secret power Lurks in the petals of this flower; Let lane and wood their treasures boast, We tind thin Up and Down the Coast. Two snuff boxes and other curiosities are lent by Mr. T. White, Terrace-road. Professor Angus, assisted by Mr. T. E. Ellis and other students, have charge of this in- genious department. Mr. Vander Mees, photographer, has kindly volunteered to show dissolving views at intervals during the time the bazaar is open. To-day (Friday) is the last day, and visitors will be able to obtain bargains, as the stall-holders are anxious to clear out their stock at "ruinous" prices. Among those who visited the bazaar on Wednesday were Lady Pryse Pryse, Mrs. Lewis Pugh Pugh, Arch- deacon Griffith, Mr. Tredwell, Aberllolyn, Mrs. Williams, 25, Bridge-street, Mrs. and Miss Roberts, Bridge-street, Mrs. Jenkin Davies, Great Darkgate-street, Mr. and Mrs. Llewellen Edwards, Mrs. Davies, Llanbadarn-road, Mrs. and Miss Vickers, Dr. and Mrs. Rica- gWilliams, Miss Bransby, Mrs. Philip Williams, Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Mrs. Savage, Bangor, Sir. and Mrs. Davies, Liverpool, Mrs. Arthur Hughes, Captain Will, Miss Heyman, Mrs. Jones, Mold, Mrs. Griffith Jones, the Misses Jones National Provincial Bank, Mr. Edwards, the Misses Kirkby, the Rev. J. and Mrs. Walker, the Rev. John Williams, Mrs. and Miss Jones, Commerce House, Mrs. Trubshaw, Miss Angus, Miss Trubshaw, the Rev. T. C. Edwards, Mr. Jones, Commerce House. Miss Jones, Commerce House, and Mr. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. Newcastle, played selections on the piano.














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