Notes of local football, cricket, and other matches will be inserted in this column, and should be sent to the Editor as soon after they come off as possible.
FOOTBALL. CEREDIGION V. LLANON. A match was played between these teams at Llanon on Saturday last, the Ceredigion team were victorious \by seven goals to one. CELTS V. U.C.W. A match between these teams was played on Satur- ,day last, on the Smithfield ground. The College played a full team, and the Celts were aided by Mr Owen. brother to Mr W. P. Owen, of the town. The beginning of the game play was rather slow, but after a nice run on the right wing by Mr Owen, who centered the ball, D. Jones put the first goal through for the Celts. Good play was now witnessed from Hampton and Hooson. E. Jones scored first for the College. Soon after the ball was kicked off, D. Jones again put the ball through from a pass by -Mr Owen, in whom was centred all the interest of the .game. Before time was called the score stood in favour of the College by five gools to three. For the ^College Hooson, Hampton, Le Gion, and E. Jones played well. Mr Owen did hard work for the Celts j ,and his play was much appreciated. I ST. MICHAEL'S F.C., (ABERYSTWYTH) V. ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER. This match was played at Lampeter on Saturday afternoon last, under Association rules. Both teams were well represented, and on tossing for choice of ends luck favoured the St. Michael's team, who, ,decided to play against a Blight wmd which was blow- ing from goal to goal. The game was very even all through, but there was bad shooting on the part of the Lampeter team. During the first half St. Michael's scored one goal, and during the second half two goals, thus defeating their opponents by three rgoals to nil.
glutting Appointments. THE NEUADDFAWR FOXHOUNDS WILL MEET Monday, Feb. 4th Llangeitho. at 10.30. Thursday, Feb. 7th Rhydlydan near Talgarreg. at 10.30. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HARRIERS WILL MEET Tuesday, February 5th Tymawr Thursday, February 7th Typella, Llanbrynmair Saturday February 9th. Glaspwll. Each day at 10 o'clock. THE NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE UNITED FOXHOUNDS WILL MEET Tuesday, Feb. 5th Wallog At 10 a.m., breakfast. Friday, Feb. 8th. Bow Street At 11 O.M. ABERYSTWYTH HARRIERS MEET Saturday, Feb. 2nd.4th milestone Cardigan Road. at 12. Wednesday, Feb. 6th Brynllys near Borth. at 11. •Saturday, Feb; 9tb. 4th milestone Machynlleth. at 12. [Road. I
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THE LIVING AND THE DEAD AT TOWYN. SJK,—People cease to live, and tiic living bury the dead where the many generations have buried those who died before them. Yes, the dead are buried where the o!d found rest in the long, long past. The dead seem to crowd together. Like tired children they huddle together md find rest, the many appear to be anxious to take their final repose in the warm dust of those who preceded them. The Samaritan urges in vain that the laws cf health are trangressed, and comatose burial authorities may wrangle over their fees the human race disregards all and gravitates to the common file. Man seeks to cease from troubling where his forefathers did. He looks forward to the morning when the general awakening will take place, and prefers the idea of emerging from the darkness of the *rave in the company of those who taught him to walk in the ways of religion and truth. Why should those sweet eveniBg bells not sound the final reveille ? Are not their tones associated with all the joys and sorrows of man's earthly cursor ? Why. then, should he not put an incorruption in their sound, and take his flight to the regioa of brightness, with the bells tolling the knell of his parting with the world that quarrels over his birth, life, deatn, and burial ? Why, indeed ? I THE VIELA. THE LYING-IN AID AND DORCAS SOCIETIES. SIR,-Since it was made known that the work ¡ of these societies has been extended to Llanbadarn ¡ subscriptions have been received from the following ladies, Mrs Captain Cosens, Mrs Dickson, MrsHorton, Lluest, Mrs Pryse, Lodge Park, Mrs Jones, Cae-ffynon Cottage, and Mrs Jones, St. Davids-road. It is to be hoped that more will follow their example, and that these ladies will kindly attend the meetings some- times. Tne members are now engaged in making new I cases of linen. Tnere is a lot of work waiting to be done for the Dorcas Society. Help in this way would be acceptable. Ladies who cannot attend the sewing meetings might, at their request, have work sent to their own homes, though it is necessary that subscribers who wish to understand the working of the societies should attend at least some of the meetings. A list of supscribers and the amount of their subscribtions for the current year will shortly be published. I am, sir, E. JAMES, Secretary to these Societies. THE CONDITION OF BORTH. SIR,-The new proprietors of the Borth Hotel have done so much that it is high time the inhabitants themselves ani the Rural Sanitary Authority should also do something. Unfortunately the Aber- ystwyth Rural Sanitary Authority does not seem to think that a place like Borth is any the worse for having behind it a large tract of land under water. There has been a little improvement, but it is doubtful whether the soaked land is not more dangerous to health than a depth of three or four feet of water would be. I have known Borth for many years and it has always seemed to me that the people are neglected by the authorities and kicked about from pillar to post in an altogether unreasonable way. The Railway Company has inliicted great injury upon the place and does not seem disposed to render much assistance. I am told the hotel proprietors have planted a lot of trees. Whether they will grow or not remains to be seem. I wish they may grow. The wide, bare expanse is grand in jits own desolate way, but is not attractive to the unpoetic eye. Wiiat>about the Uppingham Footpath ? lias not that path been neglected. There is much that the Borthites could do for themselves, but there is far more that should be done for them.—I am, sir, AN OCCASIONAL VISITOR. CARDIGAN GAOL. -As soon as the Joint Committee for the management of the police has been formed, I hope they will inspect that desolate wilderness, Cardigan gaol, aud see that it is made fit for its purpose. There are rooms and rooms not required, and great expense is annually incurred in lighting and maintaining that hUfre structure. The Committee will bave a good deal of work, and I hnpc: one of their first efforts will be made her*—-I am, ONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE. NEWCASTLE EMLYN MARKETS. SIR,—A few weeks ago you wrote something about markets and fairs at Newcastle Emlyn. Nothing has yet been done. The steps of the old Market Hall are still covered with grass and briars. The farmers still send produce away to distant parts, and the local markets are as neglected as ever they were. Newcastle Emlyn is a little bit out of the world, I admit, but if the inhabitants of the town and district were united they could do many things for the good of the whole district now left undone. Buyers go where there are sellers, and I am sure if the inhabitants only look the matter up they could greatly improve the markets.—I am, yours, P.J.O. I DOLGELLEY UNION PAUPERISM. I SIR,-You may write as long as you like, and you may be on the spot all the time, but no reform will be forthcoming in the administration of the Poor Laws at Dolgslley as long as guardians think they are doing good service by encouraging pauperism. The rate- payers care nothing about the subject, and the guardians know nothing about it. You, sir, are supposed to write out of sheer cussedness and what you say is ignored although everybody admits you are right. Will you ask how many guardians are connected by birth or marriage with the paupers ? Will you ascertain how many paupers are tenants of the guardians ? Will you find out how many paupers are employed by guardians ? Depend upon it there are strong reasons why the Dolgelley guardians are so ready to grant outdoor relief in opposition to law, morality, and common sense,—I am, REFORMER. ABERYSTWYTH BOATS. ABERYSTWYTH BOATS. SIR,—Far be it from me to do anything or say any- thing calculated to injure a deserving body of men like the Aberystwyth boatmen. Still reason is reason, and other people have rights besides the boatmen, who are taking up the whole of the Parade with their boats. Not only is this the case, but on Tuesday night, which was dark, a thick rope was stretched from one of the boats, close to the beach, almost to the corner of 1 Terrace-road. There is another thing about these boats. Water is continually running out of them until the Terrace is not fit to walk on. I think the Town Council ought to try and preserve the Parade so that it is fit to walk on. Even at this time of the year there are visitors in the town, but even the natives ought to object to the way the Parade is covered with boats and made unfit to walk on by the water that runs out of them.—Yours, PEDESTRIAN. THE TERRACE. SIR,-I often see in your paper paragraphs callingi the attention of the Town Council and Surveyor to the shameful state of the courts and back streets of Aber- ystwyth. We people who live in the more aristocratic part of the town, would be much obliged to you if you would kindly give us a little of your attention. The part I allude to iB from No. 12, on the Terrace to No. 28. We pay pretty high rates, and I think the Rate Collector will bear testimony that we as a rule pay pretty punctually. Yet the Town Council allows year after year a fleet of boats to lie opposite our doors and windows which I can assure you makes the outlook anything but pleasant. They have grown lately not only great in quantity, but enormous in size. I should not be surprised to see a Two Master before long. Can you do anything for us ? and oblige, A TERRACEITE.
The Scottish Oddfellows who have started a movement for secession from the parent order in England have no connection with the Manchester Unity. At Hereford on Monday, Richard Woolley, aged seven- teen, cashier to Mr Greenland, draper, Hereford, was sentenced to six months for stealing £37, the money ef his employer. Although he received no salary, he possessed eleven new coats and waistcoats, twelve trousers, four ulsters, sixteen white shirts, numberless gloves, collars, &c., broooches, scarf-pins, sleeve-links, k7 worth of Jubilee coins, and £37 in gold. He acknow- ledged embezzling a pound or two. A day-book showed R137 missing, amounts paid to the prisoner by the assist- ants not being accounted for, and the cash-book was sometimes added up to show less than he really received. Mr Thomas Bewley, a member of the firm of Bewley and Webb, shipbuilders, East-wall, Dublin, on Monday afternoon met with a terrible death. The firm has a patent for making hydrogen gas, which is stored in iron chambers about two feet long and nine inches in circum- ference. Mr Bewley, who was about fifty years of age, was carrying one of these chambers or bottles up the stairs of his office to his private room when the sras ex- ploded, killing him on the spot. It is surmised that he was ca'rrying the jar under his left arm. His clothes were burnt from his body, and a gold watch which ha was wearing is not to be found. It is believed to be imbedded in his body, which presents a horrible spectacle. One of his arms was found in a room near where the explosion occurred. The ceiling was bespattered with blood and pieces of flesh. Although there were several p people in the office at the time no one else was injured. The windows were blown out, and Mr Bewley's private room was completely wrecked. A portion of the iron chamber was found in.the shipbuilding-yard? sixty, feet away.
THE HOUSE-TO-HOUSE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY. The House-to-House Electric Light Supply Company have had a sort of house-warming. They have estab- lished their first central station in Kensington, on a site adjoining the West Brompton station of the Dis- trict Railway, and having invited electricians, members of Parliament, financiers, county councillors, vestrymen, and others interested in electric lighting to come and see what had been done, they afterwards dined them in Bailey's Hote!, Gloucester-road. The station has been designed and erected by the engineer of the company, Mr William Lowrie, on the lines of the system of the electric distribution worked out by him at Eastbourne. The mains are underground, and in order to secure economy in their size the current generated is of high tension. At each house lighted, the current is changed into low tension by means of converters known as the Lowrie-Hall." The com- plete sets of plant are at present in working order, but the intention is to lay down twelve. Ea.ch set is cap- able of producing electricity for 4,000 incandescent lamps, and when the station is complete, it will have a capacity of 48,000 incandescent lamps, representing about 100,000 lamps installed in about 2,000 houses. The company has made application to the Board of Trade for a provisional order under the Electric Light- ing Act to light the parish of St. Mary Abbot's, Ken- sington. Pending the granting of this provisional order permits have been given to the company by owners of private property in the vicinity to lay mains underground, and, in accordance with these permits, I the mains of the company are already laid throughout a considerable area. With respect to the rate at which they will supply the electric light, the company propose to charge on the basis of a sliding scale, vary- ing with the maximum supply demanded by the house- holder, as follows :-(I) At the rate of Is. per Board of Trade unit for the first 100 hours' consumption of the maximum supply demanded (2) at the rate of Sd. per Board of Trade unit for the second 100 hours' consumption of the maximum supply demanded (3) at the rate of 4d. per Board of Trade unit for any further quantity consumed. The company is in negotiation for the erection of similar stations in various parts of the Metropolis and the United Kingdom.
WOMEN AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL. AN INTERVIEW WITH LADY SANDHURST. One of the pleasantest features in an election that may inaugurate a new era for Loudon Liberalism was the success of Lady Sandhurst in what might well have been regarded as a Tory stronghold. With the flush of victory full upon her Lady Sahahurst ispoke to our representative with eager animation and warm enthusiasm :— FACTS ABOUT THE FIGHT. "Yes, the result," the popular peeress observed, fully equalled our highest expectations. Of course, some of the women wanted to see me at the top of the poll, but the general expectation was that Mr Beresford-Hope would have divided the representation. I had the support of some Conservative women—how many I have no means of telling—but Captain Verney, on the other hand, was supported by a few Liberals- very few, I am glad to think—who would not vote for a woman. In twelve days I addressed fourteen meetings, but, with the exception of about half-a-dozen special cases, I did no personal canvassing. My speeches, were for the most part confined to five points. First, I explained the constitution of a new body second, the objects for which it had been created third, the measures which, with an extension of its powers, it might undertake fourth, the necessity of returning members with a liberal spirit and fifth, the way in which the interests of women are concerned in the election. It is right to suppose that the election was con- ducted on strictly party lines?" "Certainly: we stuck to our colours all through. Of course we did not drag Home Rule into the contest no one wanted to do that. But we made it clear that we were pledged to a Liberal programme of social reform, and, as the Conservative candidates would rot concede any- thing in favour of these reforms, the contest became one between the two parties. I do not see how it could be otherwise. All through the last Session you had the Conservatives trying to narrow the sphere of the Local Government Bill while the Liberals tried to enlarge it. In the same way if the powers of the County Council are to be carried out largely and broadly it must be by a Liberal majority." WOMEN'S PART IN THE CONTEST. What part did the women take in the election ?" There are, I believe, about 1.500 women voters in Brixton. Some, I know, voted for the Conservative candidates but is impossible to say how many voted for me. There were a number of ladies canvassing, and from what they tell me it would seem that the women generally were entirely ignorant of what the election was about. Some didn't know that there was such a thing as the County Council. Once their ignorance was overcome they became interested enough. For instance, at a drawing-room meeting held at Mrs James Hill's, there were a number of well-dressed ladies who said they didn't know anything about the subject, and seemed quite delighted by my explan- ation. Some of the public meetings, too, were well attended by women, and they seem to be very inter- ested in the speeches." What questions impressed them most, do you think? First and foremost, I think, the moral aspect of the dwellings of the poor, the horrible conditions in which so many men, women, and children are doomed to live, then the sweating system, and an improve- ment in sanitation. The question of market accom- modation, of cheap and wholesome food, and the care of poor women in lunatic asylums, seemed also to arouse special attention. Another fact that should be mentioned was that although the election was fought on political lines, there was no bitter party feeling. When I first entered on politics my. conviction was that woman's influence would soften the asperites of political life, and my Brixton experience goes far to confirm this conviction." THE LEGAL QUESTION. Having won your election, Land Sandhurst, do you anticipate any difficulty in taking your seat ?" Mr Beresford-hope threatens proceediiags, but with this I have nothing to do. Lady Aberdeen's com- mittee, which was formed, as you know, to promote the return of lady candidates, will undertake the trouble and expense of any litigation that may arise. Mr Beresford-Hope may have spoken on the spur of the moment and if he lets judgment go by default I don't know who can take the matter up. Lord Rosebery, who has been spoken of as Chairman, is I think, opposed to women taking part in public affairs, but as both Miss Cobden ani myself have been returned by such good majorities I don't suppose he would carry his opposition to the length of endeavouring to exclude us from the Council. But, in any case, the committee are prepared for a fight. The Council, so far as one can judge, is not likely to be against us, ind. public opinion would, I think, be on our side. Lord Hobhouse, by the way, came down to one of our meetings, and a remark which be made gave me great encouragement. I do not think,' he said, that an administrative body can be complete without a woman member.' Such a remark coming from a man of such judicul mind greatly pleased me." THE LIBERALISM OF WOMEN. Do you think the election of women t j the County Council will advance the Woman Suffrage movement?" Mrs Fawcett thanks not, and discouraged the idea] of women standing. But I don't see how it can help] doing so. I am not connected with the Woman's j Suffrage Committee myself, although, of course, I am all in favour of the movement, which, judging from a recent speech of Lord Salisbury, will very soon be succcssful. I prefer, by means of the Women's Liberal Federation, doing what I can to arouse the interest of women in politics, and at the same time educate them in Liberal principles." "Doyouthiok—from your experience in Brixton and eleswhere—with Professor Go'.dwin Smith, that women gnnerally would not vote Conservative ?" I am sure of it. Women naturally are Liberal. They are not selfish enough to be Conservative. They always think of others as well as themselves. It is only a few women who. in their fondness for dress, &c., are selfish. "-Pall Mall Gazette.
The Liberals of East Perthshire are now ready with a candidate-Sir John Kinloch, landed proprietor in the division, having at the request of the Liberal com- mittee agreed to become the Liberal candidate. Sir John is very popular in East Perthshire, and will be a formidable candidate. There is bad news from Norfolk, thought it may be good news for some of its hardy agricultural popula- tion. The recent tour of the Queensland agents and lecturers for England has been an extraodinary success among the labourers. Wherever the agents went they were met by throngs of sturdy men, the pick of the country. In many cases the whole village turned out apparently to meet the strangers. The lecture done, the agents were kept hard at work for two hours giving out emigration forms. In one small place forty-five forms, representing sixty intending emigrants, were issued. In every case it seems that physical fitness was made a necessary condition. Since one agent's first visit about eighteen months ago he has forwarded 400 emigrants from Norfolk alone to Queensland. The exodus is the more remarkable considering that Norfolk is one of the most thinly-peopled agricultural districts, and that the population shows no sign what- ever of expansion. Paris is said to be the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses Norfolk would seem to be the paradise of the hare and pheasant and Ijhe Jiell of the -agricultural population. ;>
MR. O'BRIEN TAKEN OFF TO DUBLIN. Mr William O'Brien left Manchester on Wednesday morning at twenty minutes to ten for Dublin in charge of several detective officers. A successful ruse was carried out with a view to get the hon. member out of the city without observation. It was generally under- stood from inquiries made at the police department that there would be a magisterial examination before the prisoner was handed over to the police. The examination was to be at the Town Hall at ten o'clock, but some doubt was cast on this by the announcement in the local papers that probably Mr O'Brien would, after all, appear at Minshull-street, and there, after examination, be transferred to the custody of the Irish detectives. The alleged change of venue to Minshull- street was responsible for an enormous gathering within the walls of the police buildings. Inquirers at the Town Hall were informed that Minshull- street was a place at which Mr O'Brien might shortly be expected to arrive but the throng of people there assembled and still continuing to assemble were doomed to suffer disappointment, for Mr O'Brien was already on his way to an outlying station, there to join a train en route for Dublin. What had really happened was that the Chief Constable, Mr Malcolm Wood, arranged to stop the mail traiu which leaves Manchester at forty minutes past nine, at Ordsall-lane station, so as to avoid creating even a suspicion that Mr O'Brien was leaving. To that station Mr O'Brien went in a cab with the chief constable, and went on in charge of two Irish detectives and three Manchester policemen. The Chief Constable informed the Press Association re- porter that Mr O'Brien was grateful for the way in which he had been treated, both at the time of his arrest and after. Mr Wood also stated that the police had given out a statement of Mr O'Brien's intended examination before the magistrate with the object of withdrawing the hon. member for public notice. This morning the sole topic of conversation is the scene of last night. Mr O'Brien received a respectful welcome at Chester, where crowds gathered while the cairiage in which he sat waited for the mail train. A Dublin correspondent states that Mr O'Brien is expected to arrive at Westland-row Station, Dublin, this evening, but there will be no organised demonstration at the terminus. Mr O'Brien, on alighting from the mail train at Holyhead in charge of six detectives, was surrounded by a crowd of some hundreds, who cheered him as he passed on board the mail steamer. The cheers were renewed as the steamer was leaving the quay. He looked very pale as he acknowledged the saluta- tions.
WOMEN IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. The Horning Post says :—We understand that the Treasury have determined to extend the employment of women ir. the Civil Service, and have issued to the various departments a circular inquiring as to the possibility of substituting female labour for much of that now performed by the class of writer." This is a step in the right direction, and we trust that the usual official antagonism to change of any kind will not be allowed to stand in the way. The present writers are. as a rule, men who have failed in life. Some of the class who have displayed energy and capacity have from time to time been promoted to lower division clerkships, and it would be well that all who are able to do better work should be dealt with in that fashion, and the rest should be allowed to die out. In the mechanical work of copying a woman is much more useful than a man. We believe that it would not be impracticable to save at least £10,000 a year by re-organisation which would add to the efficiency of the service and would at the same time fulfil the very useful object of extending the limited field of female employment.
Mrs Ruskin Severn, writing from Brantwood to a correspondent regarding Mr health, says Though he has lately been in a state to cause us con- siderable anxiety, I rejoice to say he is now much better, and all the bad symptoms have gone. We trust soon to see him quite restored to his usual health." The Lords of the Admiralty have decided that in the next Navy estimates the House of Commons shall be asked to increase the Royal Marine force by at least 2,00 men. This number will be nearly equally divided amongst the light infantry and artillery com- panies of the corps. The number of officers will be in- creased in proportion. On Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Wrexham Town Council, the Deputy Mayor (Mr John Pritchard asked if any information had been received as to where the water disappeared from the river Gwenfro, as he noticed that the volume of water had recently very greatly decreased. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr Higgins) said the water disappeared down a fissure near Gatewen Colliery. The Deputy Mayor said he did not hke to see the disappearance of and old historic river like the Gwenfro, and he thought something should be done in the matter. Alderman John Jones thought the County Council would be the best body to deal with the question. The Mayor (Major Swan Morris), said the question was a very important one, and if the water disappeared, as was stated, down a I fissure, it might perhaps he possibly by laying pipes across the fissure to carry the stream over. The Deputy Mayor moved that the borough surveyor report where the water disappeared, and how its disappearance could be avoided. Mr R. W. Evans, seconded and the resolution was passed. Four brothers named Falquet, resident in Chicago, have just come into £60,000, the price of a formerly unimproved property in the suburbs of London. The property was converted into money by the Crown, the then owner, Caroline Grove, leaving no will and no known heirs. It was discovered that Caroline Grove was a granddaughter of one Mark Thormaquay, and the daughter of one ot the Falquet family. The discovery interested Hugh Pugh. of Cincinnati, who had learned something of the American family of that name, and after a short time he was able to show that the members of it were in reality the rightful heirs of the Grove estate. In the meantime two brothers, claiming tc be the descendants of one of the daughters of Thormaquay, nearly established a claim to the property On the trial however, the case went against them. They took an appeal and the higher court has just sustained the decision of the lower. As the the estate is in cash, there can be but a short delay before the heirs get their share. An agitation among Glasgow seamen and firemen for an increase of wages, 'which has been in progress for some weeks past assumed serious proportions on Tuesday afternoon, when the seamen on board several steamers engaged in the Channel service refused to proceed in their respective vessels without an immediate advance in wages, the consequence being that vessels plying between Glasgow and Liverpool, and some Irish ports were unable to make their usual trips on Tuesday night. The notice given the shipowners was comparatively short. About two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon a representative from the men called at the offices of Messrs J. and G. Burns, shipowners, Glasgow, and demanded an immediate advance of 5s. per week. As two of the Company's boats, the Dromedary, for Bel- fast, and the Bear, for Liverpool, were timed to leave Glasgow that afternoon, Messrs Burns asked the men to proceed with their vessels this trip, when their demands would be taken into consideration. This the men refused to do, and the vessels were, in conse- quence. unable to leave Glasgow. The vessels for Dublin and Londonderry were similarly detained, and serious interruption is threatened to the Channel service trade.
PENBRYN, CARDIGAN. TITHE AUDIT.—A meeting was convened at Bryn Moriah Chapel on Tuesday, the 29th January, for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken at present, the Vicar's tithes being expected to be paid to him at the vestry room, Sarnau, the following day. There was a fairly good attendance. The chair was taken by Mr G. Davies. Ailtyeorde. Mr D. Griffiths, the newly-elected member of the County Council, was also present. After a few introductory remarks by the Chairman and others, it was resolved that no notice whatever should be taken of the present bills, and that the Vicar be allowed to take his own course to raise what is due to him. A very large sum, we understand, remains in arrears to the late Vicar, Mr Britten, as well as to Mr J. P. Pryse Rice, Llwyn- brain, the lay proprietor of one-half of the tithes of the parish. COUNTY COUNCIL.—The result of the poll in return of Mr Griffiths has given satisfaction to those who respect what organisation there is in the district.for to all fair- minded persons not only was the meeting at which he was selected quite legal, but it was equally fair to all present—all who attended having their minds perfectly unbiassed and free from any party or sectarian feeling. The electioneering was carried on not on the point at iSllue, viz., the fairness of the election, but entirely oo sectarian lines, for it was evident that Mr Davies would not have the shadow of a chance to succeed had he done so. In order to create a split in Mr Griffiths's party certain pamphlets bearing neither the author's signature nor the printer's' name and address were circulated through the district which aimed at prejudicing the electors against Mr Griffiths because he was a Methodist. By a strange co-incidence these were all distributed among Mr Davies's supporters,and it was impossible to get hold of one until after its contents had appeared in a contemporary. These were, we understand, also widely circulated in the neighbouring districts. It is to these that the smallness of his majority is mainly due. Mr Davies's energy and activity in canvassing also partly accounts for it.
SUDDEN DEATH OF THE CROWN PRINCE OF I AUSTRIA. An indescribable sensation has been caused at Vienna by the announcement of the sudden death of the Crown Prince Rudolph. The terrible news reached the Emperor and the Prime Minister about ten o'clock on Wednesday morning. Ministers were at once informed by special messages, and a cypher telegram was also dispatched without delay to Herr Tisza, the Hungarian Prime Minister, at Pesth, but nothing was allowed to transpire publicly until the afternoon, when a communication was made to the official Press Bureau, whence the bare fact was sent round to some news- papers and to the telegraphic agency which acts as the Government mouthpiece to the outside world. 4 Meanwhile, however, private despatches had reached senna, from Baden, giving some of the particulars of the dire calamity, but all attempts, my own among the number, to telegraph the news abroad were pre- vented by the censor until the official telegrams had passed through. These stated that the Crown Prince, who has been staying for some time past at his shooting box at Meierling, near Baden, had had a fit of apoplexy during the night, and died shortly afterwards, never having recovered consciousness. Some of the private dispatches referred to were of a more sensational character, but no Viennese news- paper has yet dared to refer to them. One telegram stated that his Imperial Highness met with a fatal accident whilst engaged with a small party shooting game. In another it was asserted that the Crown Prince was assassinated in the woods by an aggrieved peasant, who shot him from behind a tree. It is said that the Prince died of heart disease. He retired to bed at a comparatively early hour on Tuesday night, and, as usual, left word at what hour he was to be called. In the morning his body servant," or valet, went to the bedroom to call him, and was honified to find his Royal master lying dead in his bed. The whole household were speedily alarmed, and telegrams and mounted couriers were sent in hot haste to the capital. The Crown Prince was known personally to every man and woman in this city, and, judging from out- ward appearance, he was destined to live a life longer than the Hapsburg average. When last seen in Vienna he seemed to be in robust health and the last man in the world to be subject to fits. The late Crown Prince had ni male issue, and the Imperial and Royal Crowns will be inherited by his only daughter, the little Archduchess Elizabeth, who was born in September, 1SS3. A special edition of the Official Gazette has been published, announcing the death of the Crown Prince Rudolph. According to this account of the melan- choly occurrence the Crown Prince, with several guests, including Prince Phillip of Coburg and Count Hoyas, went on Monday to Meierling near Baden, for some shooting. On Tuesday he became indisposed, and was excused from a family dinner party at the Hofburg. The shooting guests aappeared as usual on Wednesday morning, but the Crown Prince was absent. Immediate inquiries were made, when it was ascertained that the Crown Prince had died from a stroke of apoplexy. BIOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS. The late heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne had completed his thirty-first year, having been born on August "21, 1S5S. In 18SI he married Princess Stephanie, second daughter of the King of Belgium, ana the only child of the marriage is Princess Elizabeth now at quite six years of age. Archduke Rudolph was the only son of the present Emperor Francis Joseph I., the other children of the reigning family being two daughters—the Archduchess Gisela, now in her thirty-third year, and £ the Archduchess Maria Valeria, who is twenty-one. The Archduke Karl Ludwig, brother of the Emperor, now becomes the heir apparent. He is in his fifty-sixth year, the Emperor being three years his senior. The Archduke has been married three times, the last occasion being in 1S73 to Princess Maria, daughter of the late Prince Miguel of Braganza, Regent of Portugal, and there are six children, theoffspringofthe second and third unions. The late Crown Prince was well-known in London society, and, being a friend of the Prince of Wales, visited this country several times, the most recent occasion being at the celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, the year before last, when he was one of the escort of princes attending her Majesty in the State procession. Meierling, where the death of the Crown Prince occurred, is a small shooting box, not far from the capital city, and there are only a few houses scattered about the neighbourhood. The Central News" says :—The news of the sudden death of the Crown Prince of Austria caused great sensation in diplomatic and political circles in Loudon. The Foreign Office received from Vienna only a brief despatch giving the actual fact, and even at the Austrian Embassy no particulars had been received up to a late hour this evening. The Austrian Ambassador, who is residing at Bournemouth, was advised by the Embassy of the sad news, and it is understood that he wiil return to town without delay. The German Embassy received early intimation of the prince's heath, as did also the BelSian Legation. As soon as the news was received at the Foreign Office information was fent to the Queen at Osborne, the Prince of Wales, and to all the members of the Csbinet, The Prince of Wales was much moved at the terrible tidings. as he entertained feelings of the warmest friendship for the ueceased prinbe. For this reason, as well as to represent her Majesty, his Rayal Highness will attend personally the obsequies of the late Crown Prince, and it is understood that the Duke of Edinburgh will also proceed to Vienna and be pre- sent at the funeral.
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LATEST INTELLIGENCE. [BY TELEGRAPH.] THE DEATH OF THE AUSTRIAN CROWN PRINCE. VIENNA, THURSDAY. The body of the Crorcn Prince arrived here early this morning, Thousands of people awaited its arrival in the streets. BURGLARY. Ramslade House, Winkfield, near Windsor, the residence of Mr Henry White, secretary of the American Legation was entered by burglars last night, and jewellery stated to be worth £ 7,000 stolen. The thieves escaped. MR. OBRIEN. Mr O'Brien, M.P., arrived at Clonmel, early this morning under an armed escort, and was lodged iIl. gaol. There was no demonstration.
CARDIGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ALDERMEN. The following have been elected Aldermen of th«. Cardiganshire County Council :— Lord Lisburne. Mr C. M. Williams. Llewellyn Edwards. David Jenkins, Maesteg, Glandovey. J. T. Morgan, Maesnewydd. Jenkin Jenkins, Felincoed. Roderick Lloyd, Penybont. Levi James, Caemorgan, Cardigan. William Davies, Brown Hill, Cross Inn. Daniel Jones, Roseiaud, Llanon. David Lloyd, Ad par. David Davies. Maengwyn, Llanfairorllwyn. Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf. John Davies, Tanycoed, Llanybyther. Price Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron. William Jones, Glandennis.
MERIONETH COUNTY COUNCIL. The first meeting of the County Council for Merioneth was held on [Thursday, when the follow- aldermen were selected :— Mr John Hughes Jones, Aberdovey. Edward Griffith, Dolgelley. S. Pope, Q.C., Hafodybryn. Osmond Williams. Penrhyndeudraeth. John Cadwaladr, Festiniog. William Williams, Nag's Head, Corwen. Richard Jones, Plasyracre. Edward Peters, Llaaycil. The Hon. C. H. Wynne, Rhug. Mr J. Evans, GwastadfryD, Towyn. W, Davies, Pant, Llanymawddwy. -j E. H. Jonathan, Festiniog. "| The Rev. J. Ceidiog Roberts, Maentwrog. Mr Andreas Roberts, Festiniog. = Three of the aldermen—Mr S. Pope, Mr Richard Jones, Plasyracre, and Mr Edward Peters, Llanycil- were returned to the Council unopposed, and are the only members elected aldermen from within the Council. Of the fourteen, the Hon. C. H. Wynn is the only Conservative. Messrs J. Hughes Jones, Edward Griffith, S. Pope, Osmond Williams, J. Cad- waladr. Wm. Williams. Corwen, and Richard Jones have been elected for six years. Mr Edward Peters, the Hon. C. H. Wynn, Messrs J. Evans, Gwastad- fryn, W, Davies, Pant, E. H. Jonathan, Andreas Roberts and the Rev Ceidiog Roberts will retire at the end of three years. Before proceeding to the selection of Aldermen the county was divided into three districts. To Festiniog and Penrhyndeudraeth district was allotted five aldermen Dolgelley, Bar- mouth and Towyn district, five; and Corwen and Bala district, 4. Mr S. Pope, Q.C., was elected provisional chairman; and the question of the election of permanent chair- man was postponed until after the aidermen had taken their seats. .A preliminary meeting of the Liberal members was held on Wednesday evening, when no fewer than 31 members attended. 1 A complete report will appear next week.
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LLANDRILLO. ( FIRE. -Haystacks and other property were destroyed f by tire on Wednesday evening at Blaendrefisa, tlie. the residende of Mrs Davies had been engaged ia! 1 rubbing paraffin into a a cows leg and the paraffin became ignited by a candle which she was carrying.
LLANFIHANGEL-AR-AKTH. PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday, J. idavies, cattle dealer, f Tyngwnwn, Llangeitho, was charged by Inspector- Humphreys, M. and M. Railway Co., with travelling I between Llanybyther ani Lampeter on November 21stv without having previously paid his fair, and with in- tent to defraud.—Fined El 4s. 9d. including costs.— Also Evan|Davies, cattle dealer, of the same place, was I charged by same complainant, with leaving the train | at Llanybyther, November 21st, on the oflside of the | platform, and not delivering up his ticket.—Fined f fl 5s. 3d. including costs.
LLANGRANOG. SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO CRANOGWEN."—While Miss 1 Rees (Cranogwen), the well-known lady lecturer, wat f driving home from attending a class of young people at Capel Fynon on Tuesday night, the horse became un, manageable, and allopedoff, throwing her violentl), to the ground. The bone of the right shin was broken and Miss Rees sustained other injuries, Dr Powell of Newcastle Emlyn, attends her.
LLANDOVERY. J; Mrs Carbery Vaughan Pryse Rice, of Llwynbrail jfl caused a quantity of coal and a number of blankets I fT be distributed to the deserving poor of this town ol j Monday last.
girths, I arriagcc;, anb geaths. No announcements of marriages are inserted without suficiei authentication, for want of which, announcements sent to us at sometimes omitted. A charge of is., paid in advance, tstna4 for the ivords -Yo Cards," etc., in marriages, andanyadditic to ihe simple record of deaths. BIRTHS. K f BOXSALL-On the 24th Jan., the wife of Mr Arth' C. Bonsall, of Wyldwoods, Waltham Abbey, of daughter. DAVIES—On the 26th Jan.. at Ffynonfair Farm LaøPt peter, the wife of Wm. Davies, cf a son. JaxEs-Jan. 15th, at 51, Sussex-street, Stansby-roa( Poplar, London, the wife of Mr D. C. Jones, dair} man, of a son. THOMAS—Jan. ISth, at 263, East India Dock-roac. ■ London, the wife of Mr John Thomas, of a daughter DEATHS. I EDWARDS—Jan. 27th, at Pier House, Aberdove., Ellen, widow of the late Robert Edwards, aged f ri I years. Funeral will take place on Friday, Feb. bí1 j at Towyn at two o'clock. EVA-Ns-29th Jan., at Padarn-terrace, Llanbadai Ann Evans, widow of Evan Evans, tanner, aged years. HARGREAVES-29th Jan., at the Barracks, Abery wyth, Adelaide Teresa Hargreaves, daughter William Jackson Hargreaves, R.A., aged 12 mont s4- OLIVER-27th Jan., at Ffynon Ddu, Clarach, Da' Oliver, aged S5 years. feti RICHARDS—23rd Jan., at Pwllhobi, Ann Richar aged 42 years. t ROBERTS—20th Jan., at Pentrebont, Llanychaiii Oaie John RobertSi labourer, aged 58 years. ■k il
CONSTITUTION HILL.-An advertisement in another 'Part of the paper gives notice that all trespassers on Constitution Hill will be prosecuted. DORCAS SOCIETY.—Mrs Prebendary Williams, Evelyn House has given some ready made articles of clothing to the Dorcas Society.. JUNIOR RADICAL CLUB.—The usnal weekly meeting of this club wis held on Tuesday last when Mr T. B. Hall presided. The night's programme consisted of impromptu speaking. All the members present took part. NEW BRIDGE.—The building of the new bridge has been completed. IViti the exception of some J metalling it is ready for use. Though the way is rather rough several carriages were driven across on Saturday last. < SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.—At the recent entrance ex-j amination at Christ College, Brecon, Lewis Pierce won a scholarship worth £ 40 a year. He was edu- cated at the Board Schoo!, PlJllwyn, where he passed "the seventh standard. For the last live terms he has j been at the Grammar School, under Mr Edward Jones. This is the third boy from this school who gained < scholarships at Brecon College during the last year. REMOVAL.-—Mr A. J. Grove is about leaving Aber- ystwyth for Warwickshire. Mr Grove has taken great interest in providing amusements for visitors, and has expended a large amount of money for which he received no return. He also interested himself in the preservation of the River Rheidol, and his labours in that direction seem now about to bear fruit. The town loses in him a useful citizen. PRESERVATION OF THE RUElDOL.-Oil Tuesday after- noon a meeting was held at the Lion Hotel, Aber- ystwyth, for those interested in the stocking with lish and preservation of the river Rheidol. The meet- ing was but sparsely attended, there being present, Mr Hughes Bonsall (in the chair), Dr Morgan, Nant- ceirio, Col. Fielden, Mr Murphy, Mr Adney, and Mr GrOve (hon. sec). The report of Mr Davies Berring- ton, H.M. Inspector of Fisheries, was read. This gentleman having been down here to examine the river and ascertain how far it was practicable to stock the river. Mr Berrington thought that the first thing to be done was to compel all mines emptying impure water into the rver to have properly constructed catchpits, and even then he was not very hopeful of trout being a success owing to the want of food for "fish. To migratory fish, salmon and sewin, which now may be caught near the mouth of the river might be induced to go up higher if the river was in a more healthy state than at present. He did not admire a large sum being spent^on fish, and recommended that first a small turn out should be made arad wait to see hotf they succeed, A draft copy of lease for riparian owners to the Association was then read, and copies were ordered to be printed and sent for perusal to the: largest owners on the banks of the Rheidol. Mr 4rove announced his intention of leaving the neigh- bourhood, and he would therefore be unable to con- tinue the duties of secretary to the Association, but he had spoken to Mr Edward Davies, and he was willing to take the work, so it was unanimously decided to appoint Mr Davies in the place of Mr Grove as honorary secretary. CHARGE OF LARCENY.—At the Police Station on -Saturday morning, before Alderman Peter Jones"ana Thomas Hugh Jones, Esq., Aun Richards, Portland- lane, charwoman, was charged by M. J. HugheB-Joes. 11, Queen's-road, with ha\-iug stolen a silver teaspoon valued 10s. from the house of prosecutor on the 2fich •January.—Jane Evans said she was in service with tiie prosecutrix in Queen's-road. She remembered seeing the accused in the house the previous afternoon. She was asked to assist in skinning two eels. She placed was asked to assist in skinning two eels. She placed four cups and saucers and four teaspoons on the table ¡ in front of the accused, and then wens out to feed the I ducks. When she returned she found one of the 1 spoons missing. She went to inform her mistress of II the missing spoon, and her mistress came to the back kitchen and asked the accused where the spoon was. The accused then took the &poon from her pocket and gave it to witness. Ker mistress thea accused her of having taken five other spoons on the gth of January last, which she did not deny. The spoon produced is the one missed, and the one handed me by the accused.—The prosecutrix said she indentified the 08poon produced as her property, and valued it at between 68. and 7s.—The accused, in answer to the charge, pleaded guilty, and was committed to a term of six weeks imprison- ment with hard labour, and the goods ordered to be restored.—The accused was also charged by Mr John 1-le Lloyd, deputy chief constable, Aberystwyth, with having stolen a table-cloth value 10s., from the house of Mrs Powell, 9 Queen's Roa(I.-P.S. David Evans (3) j said that on the previous afternoon after the accused j was locked up on the charge of stealiug a spoon, he went to her rooms accompanied by her son. He there found the table-cloth produced marked in Mrs Powell's name. The same was identified by Mrs Powell as her property, and he charged tie accused with stealing it. She said she did not steal it, but had taken it to cover the bread. —Pryce Powell said he resided with his mother at 9 Queens Road. He identified the table cloth produced as the property of his mother. It was I marked J. F. W. P. These letters are the initials of his brother who resided with his mother when at J home. He estimated the value of the cloth at 10s. The accused had been occasionally employed with his mother at some work in the house. She was engaged ¡ there the previous day.—The accused on being charged -with the offence said, I am not. guilty, I took it "with me to cover the bread and neglected returning it to the house."—The Bench dismissed the case. DRUNKENNESS.—At the Police Station on "Wednes- day morning, before C. M. Williams, Esq., mayor, 34d T. H. Jones, Esq., a young man named Elias Ouard, of Wesbeaeh, was charged with having been drunk in Great Darkgate street on the previous night. P.S. Evans said that on the previous night he was in- lorined that a person was acting very queerJy above the Town Clock. He went there, and saw defendant, who went into the Lion Hotel, but was soon turned out. Witness persuaded him to go to his lodgings, and left. When in Market street, however, defend- ant passed him, shouting at the top of his voice- witness then took him into custody.—Defendant said he did not create much disturbance.—The Bench re manded him to Thursday.