BUSINESS ADDRESSES. Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, and Dolgelley. UTo~f~8! B 6~<j T SH B 0 0 T D I cTIk s GTTTTA Percha Boots and Shoes have now stood the test of a quarter of a century's trial, and are generally admitted to be unrivalled for Durability and Cheapness. The number Bold in this District has increased more than fourfold during the past five years. In order to meet thegreat demand for repairs, Agents have been appointed to bring Boots to Aberystwyth for mending from the following places, which are unconnected with the town by rail, Free of Charge. GOGINAN and PONTERWYD HEESand Mrs MASON, Carriers. TALIESIX and TALYBONT Mrs JENKINS, Carrier. CWMYSTWYTH Mr CHARLES BURRELL, Post-office. Attention is requested to the following Prices:— GENTLEMEN'S BOOTS from 8s-per Pair. LADIES' BOOTS from 5s. 6d. r bOYS' and GIRLS' BOOTS from 2s. tid. FIRST CLAS WORKMANSHIP AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED. LEATHER BOOTS IN ENDLESS VARIETY, OF THE BEST IAKES, AT THE LOWEST P ISSIBLE PRICES. NOTE THE ADDRESSES.— 16, Great Darkgate St., Aberystwyth MAENGWYN ST., MAOHYKLLETU VICTORIA BUILDINGS, DOLGELLEY. NEW ELASTICS PUT IN OLD BOOTS: Ladies' Is. per set; Gentlemen's Is. 6d. per set. TERMS-CASH. WANTED, TO LET, &c. I The charge for the insertion of prepaid advertisemenst I referri-ig to SITUATIONS WANTED, PERSONS WANTED, I is sixpence for three lines (seven words each) three times. ()ne Shilling. HOUSES WANTED, I MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, APARTMENTS WANTED, ARTICLES LOST AND FOUND, three lines for One Shilling prepaid; three times, Two Shillings. These charges apply only to prepaid advertisements. Pay- ment may be made in postage stamps. *i.No Credit Advertisement is charged less than Is. 6d WANTED, a Situation as WOODMAN, either, as Manager or General man. Thirteen years refer- ence from last employer.—Apply, Z .Post-office, Lampeter. mGs20 L LANGELYN YN SCHOOL BOARD. WANTED, a CERTIFICATED MASTER for Artheg Board School. Duties to commence on the 12th April next. Salary JESO per annum. Applications, with Testimonials and References, to be sent to me not later than the 25th March. LEWIS EVANS, Cleik of the Board. Temperance Hotel, Dolgelley, 24th February, 1874. f27tm!3 WAITED, a youth of intelligence and good education, as (Out-do r) APPRENTICE to the Printing and ewspaper Business. He would have an op- portuniry of learning the different branches of newspaper work, as well as practical printing.—Apply to the Caxton Works, Oswestry. mllto ml3to WANTED, an intelligent, well-educated man, who could devote some part of his time to REPORT for and REPRESENT a NEWSPAPER in a country district.—Apply X. V., 3G, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester. mllto ml3to BARMOUTH, Llanaber.— A CURATE in Priest's Orders Wanted for the above parish after Trinity Sunday. Welsh and English services. Stipend, £ 120. Apply to the Rector. m613 WANTED, by a Married Man, a Situation as COACHMAN or GROOM AND COACHMAN, aged 24 years. One child. Five years good character from present einployer.-Addrets, JAMES NIGHTINGALE, Rhiw- la3 Hall, Bala, North Wales. wl320 WANTED, Fifty Good DRAINERS, on the estate of Captain Vaughan, at Brynog.—Apply to Mr Wsi. SCOTT, Drainage Engineer, Aberystwyth, or to the Foreman at the Works. ml3ta3 a-^O DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS. — Wanted im- mediately, Two pushing JUNIOR HANDS. Must be good Window Dressers, and able to speak Welsh. Apply to C. M. Williams, Little Dark Gate Street, Aber- vstwyth. TO MINE AGENTS, &c. ( A FEW TONS Second-hand LIGHT BRIDGE RAILS, Cheap. — Apply to JAMES MCILQUHAM, Aberystwyth. m6tO TO LET, with immediate possession, the GLAS- LYN INN, two miles from the Portmadoc Railway Station, and five miles from Beddgelert. It contains five bedrooms, two parlours, a bar, two kitchens, stables, out- houses has an excellent garden, and twelve acres of land attached. Close to the house flows the Glaslyn, an excel- lent river for fishing. The house is a great resort in the summer season for gentlemen fond of fishing. An omni- bus passes the door twice a day all the year round, and several times in the summer.—Apply to Mr E. CHALTON, on the premises. mG13 MERIONETHSHIRE COAST. RESIDENCES, HOUSES, &c., to LET, at Aber- dovey, Towym, and the Neighbourhood.—Apply to Mr DANIEL, Agent and Auctioneer, Towyn. fl3taa7 NORTH WALES. TO BE LET, a COTTAGE Furnished, six miles from the favourite watering place, Aberdovey, situate in its own grounds, complete in its arrangements, well sheltered from east winds, is in perfect order, and is suitable for a small family. It commands a fine view of the river Dovey which is famous for its salmon, and affords good boating. Climate very mild rent moderate. For particu- lars, apply to Mrs Anwyl, Llwyn Onn, Machynlleth, North Wales. WY f20tml3 FINE OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKING A FORTUNE. TO BE SOLD, Part or Entire (former preferred), of a COLLIERY ROYALTY of about 170 acres in North Wales. The pit is sunk forty yards deep to the seam, containinsthe best description of cmnel. There are six other seams of good coal, (the first bein,' king coal only four yards under it) known to be beneath this seam. Its situation being balf-a-mile from Railway Station, and also adapted for land sale, close to excellent roads the working expenses, royalty, and rent and outlay small for a probable get in a few weeks 400 tons daily at an almost fabulous eprofit, render the present under- taking one worthy of immediat attention of capitalists, coal dealers, gas manufacturers, or colliery proprietors.—Address, Q. E. D., care of Mr Watson, 15, Fenwick-street, Liverpool. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. TO BE SOLD BY TENDER, about 100 Tons of OLD D. H. RAILS, 30 to 40 Tons of OLD F. B. RAILS, and 30 to 40 Tons of WROUGHT SCRAP IRON, at per Ton of 2,2401bs., delivered at Moat Lane. The whole to be cleared by the olsfc int. Sealed Tenders to be sent to the undersized not later than the 20th inst., marked Tender for old Rails, &c." GEO. LEWIS, Secretary. Company's Offices, Oswestry, 10th March, 1874. mlllS PRIZE POULTRY. QITTTNGS of EGGS (13) can be obtained from the E", PCT:». »PPL'C«I0» to THE Coloured Dorkings, 10s. Cd, Si^Spa^ Brahmas> Turkevs at ills. Rouen, Aylesbury and Black East Indian Ducks, at 7s- f25mll MINING. -J" CAPTAIN ABSALOM IRANCIS, Ooginan- Aberystwyth, Au'uin^ -Agent, Engineer, and Sur- veyor. The great succcs* which is attending the opening and working of the Mines is the counties ot Cardigan and "ornery, an* the many properties placed at the dis- -1 T tvrrs in "luces mm to "iier his services posa1 of Oapt?*- "i" .Report, or Survey, for Mining either to Advise, lu^tv., terai.3 apply to Captain Companies or Shareholders, t ABSALOIL FBANCISJ, as above. .?, A History Now in the Press and will shortly be publish' j.Q the cf Cardiganshire Mines, from the earlies-t tiint price year 1874. Their present prospects and position. 9s fid To be had at the Office of this Paper, or of I Morgan, Boiks^ller, Pier-street, Abei", st-vyth. o BOO KBI-N DING. t tcft an.l WELSH BOOKS BOUND in E Cloth, Leather, Vellum, &c., at Moderate Prices, by ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL. AND VENABLES, c«tt».» -ijd;ng Worki3to PUBLIC NOTICES. BARMOUTH GAS COMPANY, LIMITED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the AN. i-1 NUAL GENERAL MEETING of the SHARE- HOLDERS of the above Company will be held at the Company's Board-room on WEDNESDAY, the 18th instant, to receive the Auditor's and D.rectors' Reports,, Elect Auditor and Directors in place of those retiring, and other business. By order ef the Directors. m613 JOHN JONES, Secretary. DOLGELLEY UNION. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. "VfOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Guardians Lolgelley Union are desirous of receiving TJ^DERs for the ERECTION of INFECTIOUS WARDS, &c at the Dolgelley Union Workhouse, the same to be forwarded to me, the undersigned, sealed and endorsed, Tender for the Erection of Infectious Wards," on or before Friday, the 27th day of March instant. Plans and specifications may be seen at my office in Bridge-street between the hours of ten a.m. and six p.m. on and after the 5th instant. The Guardians do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. JOSEPH ROBERTS, Clerk to the Guardians of the Poor of the Dolgelley Union. Dolgelley, 3rd March, 1874. m613 TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of a FARM BOUSE at Ca<-thle, near Towyn. Plans and Specifications may be seen, and quantities obtained, of Mr BENJAMIN RICHARDS, Penbryn, Towyn, on and after the lith instant. Tenders to be sent to me on or before the 21st instant. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. W. H. SPAULL, Architect to the Ynysmaengwyn Estate, 5th March, 1874. Oswestry. m613 TO BUILDERS AND STONEMASONS. THE CASTLEREAGH MEMORIAL COMMIT- TEE are prepared to receive TENDERS for erecting j a CLOCK TOWER in tke town of Machynlleth. The Plans and Specification may be seen at the Vane Hall on j and after the 14th day of March, 1874. Tenders endorsed "Clock Tower," to be addressed to RICHARD JONES, Esquire, Honorary Secretary to the Committee, Machyn- lleth, on or before the 31st March. j The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any other tender. HENRY KENNEDY, Architect, Bangor. March 10th, 1874. RE THOMAS JONES, DECEASED. STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS. PURSUANT to an Act of Parliament of the 22 and 23 Vict. cap. 35, entitled "An Act to further Amend the Law ot Property and to relieve Trustees." Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other Persons having any Claims or I)emands upon or against the estate of Thomas Jones, late of Penisarllan in the parish of Llanfawr, in the county of Merioneth, Gentleman, deceased (who died on the 7th day of October, 1872, intes- tate, and of whose personal estate and effects letters of Administration were granted by the District Registry of the Court of Probate at St. Asaph, on the 26th day of Novem- ber, 1873, to Margaret Jones, the lawful widow and relict of the said deceased), are hereby required to send particulars of their respective Debts, Claims, and Demands to me. the undersigned William Williams, of Bala, in the said county of Merioneth, the Solicitor for the said Administratrix on or before the 14th day of May next, at the expiration of which time the said Administratrix will proceed to distri- bute the Assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which the said Administratrix shall then have received notice, and the said Administratrix will not be answerable or liable for the Assets so distributed or any part thereof to any person or persons of whose Debt, Claim, or Demand she shall not then have received such notice. Dated this 10th day of March, 1874. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, ml3t27 Solicitor to the said Administratrix. APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. MHE TOWYN LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH U J l,he ?<ouyity of Merioneth, will, at a Meeting to be held at the Corbet Arms Hotel, Towyn, on THURSDAY the 9th day of April next, at half-past Two o'clock in the i Afternoon, proceed to the Election of an Inspector of Nais- ances for their district, which comprises the whole of the I parish of Towyn, with an area of 21,290 acres, and a popu lation of 3,361. Maximum Salary given, C40 per Annum. Candidates are required to forward their applications, with testimonials, stating age, qualifications, and other neces- sary particulars on or before the 4th proximo, to WILLIAM R. DAVIES, Clerk to the Board. Towyn, March 9th, 1874. ml3 BOROUGH OF ABERYSTWYTH. THE TOWN COUNCIL will,at its next meeting, to beheld on Tuesday, the 17 th day of March instant receive applications from persons willing to be appointed to and to discharge the duties of, the office of Castle Keeper until the end of October, 1874. Candidates are to state in their applications the weekly wages they will require, and must produce satisfactory testimonials. Applications to be sent on or before Monday, the 16th instant, to the Town Clerk's office, where the candidates may obtain information as to the duties to be performed by such Castle Keeper. Dated this 6th day of March, 1874. W. H. THOMAS, Town Clerk. EMIGRATION TO ADELAIDE, I SOUTH 1M AUSTRALIA. ASSISTED PASSAGES. The Government of South Australia grant Passages to the following persons:- 1. Artisans, Agricultural and other Labourers, Miners and Gardeners, under 50 years of age. 2. Single Female Domestic Servants, or Widows (without Children under 12; not exceeding 40 years of age. Subject to the payments as under For Males or Females under 12 years of age, JB3 each; over 12 and under 40, JE4 each over 40 and under 50, 28 each. Persons paying their own Passage receive a Land Warrant of the value of k20. Handbook descriptive of the Colony, gratis on application. For further information apply to THE EMIGRATION AGENT FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 38, Great George-street, Westminster, London. fjl6talC ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE GOSSIPING GUIDE TO WALES SHOULD BE FORWARDED IMMEDIATELY TO THE PUBLISHERS, ASKEW TIOBERLS, WOODALl, & VENABLES, BAILEY HEAD, OSWESTRY Is E Machynlleth. p' AGRICULTURAL AND UAHVr!'i ;.E::Vb. HAIMU G-RDDI A CN,\KA!F DTMDXA JJ D W A R D 1IDES DRUGGIST, MACHYNLLKTH, Hyspyau ei fod newydd gael adief SIlIcr;. Hadau Gerddi a Chat au, Clovers, V, tche-, Swede?, kl aip, &c., Y rhai a werthir am brisiswrhi -vmol. m6t27 TREMADOC. ESTABLISHED 1839. THE CELEBRATED CAMBHIAN MEDICINE. JONES'S (TREMADOC) APERIENT AND ANTIBILIOUS PILLS. A PRACTICAL trial for HALF A CENTURY wifh the more general test of I HncTY-FtVE YEAKS by the afflicted public, has now established the reputation of these PILLS. Containing no Atercur\, but, composed of the most rare a.nd expensive Vegetable preparations of the British Pharmacopeia, combiued with a valuable SNOWDONIAN HERB, Forming a Mild, Laxative, Tonic R»-rrf <iy, admitted by those who have tried them to be superior to all other similar preparations, as a Preventive l'ure for all Dis- ttrdprB resulting fl'PS ft$9°r<]lered gtat§ of the STOMACH AND LIVER AND IMPURITY OF THE BLOOI). &C. Sold by all the Wholesale Houses, awl at the CAMBRIA.N PILL DEPOT. TREMADOC, NORTH WALES. Retailed by all respectable Medicine Vendors in every Town in the United Kingdom, in Boxes m Is. I-Id., 2s. 6d., 2 and 4s. 6d. each. Great saving in procuring either of :.he large boxes. Should any one fail to obtain the Pills in his own neighbourhood.if 14 postageStiimi s furihel? ljd. box,33for s. 5d., or 60 for the 41. 6d be posted to the C mbrian Pill Depot, Tremadoc, North Wales, the Pills will be .sent by return of pot, free. Welshpool. rpHOMAS SALT AND fO., BRE WER S, BURTON-ON T R E.N T. These celebrated PALE and BURTON ALES can be had in Casks and.Bottles from CHARLES MY 11 ON, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, WELSHPOOL. LEA AND PEGRINS' I 1* i' i; I I tMiWdirri | 1. I I I I ¡ ( [ WOKUHlbTJiKbHlUi; SAUCE, Pronounced by Connoisseurs, "THE ONLY GOOD SAUCE." T0 guard against the numerous worthless imita A tions of this renowned Condiment, the ipubli should ASK FOR LEA AND PERRINS' SAUCE, And see that their names are upon the wrapper, label, stopper, and bottle. Sold Wholesale and for Export, by the PROFKIBTOBS Worcester; CROSSE and BLACKWELL, London; and by Druggists, Grocers, and Oilmen gener^y throughout the world. I LEA AND PERRINS', Parsons, Fletcher and C6'S INDIAN STARCH TRADE MARK-AN ELEPHANT. PARDONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH For Purity and Beauty of Colour. PARSONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH, JL for Laces, Muslins, &c., &c. PARSONS Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH, will not adhere to the iron. PARSONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH, will retain its stiff ness in the Dampest weather PARSONS, Fletcher and Co' s INDIANSTARCH, is highly recommended to Laundresses. I- PARSONS, Fletcher a nd Co's INDIAN STARCH The Increased demand is Proof of its Excellency PARSONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH, Is packed in J, and lib. Packets also in Boxes and in 51b. Papers. Works-Gravel Lane, Southwark, London. MAY BE HAD EVERYWHEBE. KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS. Why use KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS ? 1. Because they are the best Family Medicine. 2. Because they are safe and certain in action for both sexes. 3. Because they are the cheapest and most effective medicine yet invented. 4. Because they are equally efficacious in curing and preventing disease. Sold by all Chemists and other Dealers in Patent Medi- cines at Is. lid., 23. 9d., and 4s. 6d. per box. WHOLESALE DEPOT 22, BREAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. f 11 to MORGAN'S IpF H0REH0UND%\| rf PECTORAL, vl § Q The extraordinary reputation which this preparation has attained since its introduction five years ago, induces the Proprietor to make it more extensively known. In relieving and curing COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, HOARSENESS, LOSS OF VOICE, WHOOPING COUGH, SPITTING of BLOOD, and all DISORDERS of the Ed LUNGS, its effects are truljr .D BY ALL CHEMISTS, i Bottles at Is. lid. & 2s. 9d. With full Direction* for Children and Adults. l' inarveuous. A' 1>+ SOLD BY ALL CHEMISTS, ",° i Bottles at Is. lid. & 2s. 9d. With full Direction* for Children and Adults. META L LI c MEMORANDUM BOOK S manufactured from patent prepared paper, the writing warranted not to erase if written with the Pencil supplied with each book bound in French morocco and secured with elastic band; Prices. 6d., Is., Is. 6d., 2s., and upwards, according to size—the cheapest books ever offered at the price. Russia bound Books, with removable insides, from 2s. 3d. each. Pocket Wallets, from Is. each. ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, and VENABLES, Bailey Head. Oswestry. l\f ^^SPAPERS.—The Times, Daily Telegraph, nTihHah^n ■ Daily News delivered in the town it INSURANCE. PROTEOTOI; NDOWM RNT 0 \N" AND ANNUITY COMPANY. THE Directors of the PROTECTOR ENDOW- MENT LOAN AND ANNUITY COMPANY have leasure in announcing that they have opened a BRANCH OFFICE FOR OSWESTRY À DISTRICT, Where LOANS on Personal Security Endowments and Annuities may be effected upon advantageous terras on application to MR EDWD. EVANS, District Manager. Branch Office ALBION CHAMBERS, OSWESTRY. Head Offices: 34, KING STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON. ALEX. McMORRAN, SEC. EDUCATION. THE ACADEMY, TOWYN, NORTH WALES. RESIDENT MASTERS: English, &c. —MR JmnN JO* ES. Classics, &c.-The Rev. 0. JONES, B.A. Mathematics, &c.Nir P. H. CORCORAN. Modern Languages, Music, Drawing.—Herr G. SCHAUS. A few Vacancies for Boarders. PUPILS are carefully prepared for Professional -t- and poinuierciivl Pursuits, for Matriculation and other Examinations.—For Prospectus, &c., apply to Mr EVWIN JONES. The Academy, Towyn, North Wales. DUTIES RESUMED ON JANUARY 28TH. THE S A LOP SCHOOL, OSWESTRY HEAD MASTER—MR J. EVANS, M.A. (and Straton Gold Medalist). SECOND MASTER—Mr T. GUNN (of the University of Edinburgh). January, 1872.-At the Civil Service Open Competitive Examination for Appointments at the India House in which, out of 132 candidates, 32 were successful, E. Owen came in eleventh. April 30th, 1872.-J. L. Richards obtained a First-class Certificate for Mathematics at the Government Examination in "Science and Art." Oct. 12, 1872,-Owen Griffith passed the Medical Prelimi- nary Examination of the Andersonian Univers.ty, Glasgow. In all Thirty-five of Mr Evans' Pupils have gained similar honours. School RE-OPENED January 27th, 1874. SCHOOL FOR YOUNG GENTLEMEN. IRWELL HOUSE, NORTH PARADE, ABERYSTWYTH. THE REV. LLEWELYN EDWARDS, B.A-, of Lincoln College, Oxford, ;<nd Graduate in Honour*, is prepared to RECEIVE a Limited JNumber of Young Gentlemen, to whose Education and Religious Training he will devote all his time and energies. Mr Edwards desires especially to prepare his Pupils for entering the Universi- ties, for the Scholarship Examination at the University College of Wales, for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations, for the Medical and Law Preliminary Ex- aminations, and for Commercial Pursuits, as well as to un- dertake the Charge of younger Pupils, with a view to giving them a thorough English Education. Mr EDWARDS will also be happy to Read with Students preparing for the Honours Examination at the University College of Wales, or for their degree at any of the Univer- sities. Terms and References on application. MEETINGS. NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE. PREMIUMS FOR ENTIRE HORSES. A SHOW OF STALLIONS will be held at the MONTHLY FAIR, at Aberystwyth, on MONDAY, the 6th of April, when the following Premiums (TWO HUNDRED POUNDS) Will be awarded for Horses to travel the district this season :— lst-250, To THE BEST THOROUGH-BRED STALLION. (A minimum number of 40 Mares at £ 2 5s, each guaranteed. 2nd— £ 50, To THE BEST ROADSTER STALLION. (A minimum number of 50 Mares at 21 each guaranteed.) 3rd— £ 50, To THE BEST AGRICULTURAL STALLION. (A minimum number of 60 Mares at £ 1 each guaranteed.) 4th— £ 5°, To A SECOND AGRICULTURAL STALLION. (A minimum number of 60 Mares at tl each guaranteed.) The maximum number of Mares in each of the above classes will be fixed by Judges after considering aee of Stallions, &c., &c. ° For conditions apply to either of the Honorary Secretaries- H. C. FRYER, Lodge-park, Aberystwyth. R. GARDINER, Crosswood, Aberystwyth. J. PELL, Bell Vue Royal Hotel, Aberystwyth. The following names have been added to the Committee of Management:—Earl Lisburne, Crosswood Park Sir Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan; J. Loxdale, Esq., Castle Hill. Captain Hughes, Alltlwyd M. L. V. Davies, Esq Tan-' ybwlch; Richards, Esq., Wamfawr. The Committee will meet at the Belle Vue, Aberystwyth, on the first Monday in every month, for the transaction of any business that may present itself. N.B. No Prize will be awarded unless Judges find sufficient merit. ml3t27 THE CAMBRIAN NEWS AND ABERYSTWYTH TIMES HAS A LARGE AND INFLUENTIAL CIRCULATION Amongst all classes throughout the whole county of MERIONETHSHIRE, AND IN NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE AND SOUTH CARNARVONSHIRE. IT is the only English Paper which circulates to -m- any considerable extent in much of the district, and is therefore the only medium for Advertisers who wish to secure for their Announcements a Wide Publicity, among a large portion of the population. WELSH CONTRIBUTIONS Are also inserted in the paper, and WELSH ADVERTISEMENTS. PUBLISHED AT BALA, ABERYSTWYTH, AND PORTMADOC. PUBLISHING OFFICE AT ABERYSTWYTH. Our readers are requested to observe that the Cambrian News and Aberystwyth Times is now published at The Office, 3, QUEEN'S-ROAD, Aberystwyth, By J. GIBSON. Mr MORGAN, of 30, Pier-street, continues to sell the paper; also Mr G. EDWARDS, Great Darkgate-street; Mr WILLIAMS, Printer; and Messrs. SMITH & SON, Railway Station. i The paper is also published at BALA, by JACOB JONES, High-street, AND PORTMADOC, by DAVID LLOYD. THE CAMBRIAN NEWS May now be had in Liverpool of Mr T. LLOYD, Tithe- barn-street. t:'¥'O-w.¿I-s. -t NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS, Inthe Aberystwyth Board of Guardians report last week it should have been Llanfihangel Lower, and not Upper that was mentioned as in arrears. There was no intention to accuse either place as being behind hand, as reporters merely record what transpires, and further a mistakejis not necessarily the fault of a reporter, as a moment's thought will render obvious.
CARDIGANSHIRE LIBERALISM. Apart from the particular object wkich called them together there was something encouraging in the fact that between seventy and eighty men from different parts of the county of Cardigan could be assembled on a stormy day in March to deliberate on questions which are of no more importance to them personally than they are to every other man in the country. Delegates were present from districts to which no railway has yet penetrated and every man's presence cost him loss of money, and what is often of more conse i quence, time and comfort. It may please some j of our Conservative contemporaries to sneer at j rueetings of this kind, but thev know perfectly well that wLsu the Liberals of a county like Cardigan arouse themselves, and calmly and deliberately prepare for battle, there can be little doubt as to the result. There were no tirades against Conservatives, and no repetition of vain regrets tbe patl but an o ts ab earnest questioning as to the best moaus ùî retrieving the disaster which has befallen the county. It is not our intention to deal with what was said at the conference, but the results cannot fail to give satisfaction all over the county, and if steady work in future takes the place of past apathy and over-confidence, we shall be satisfied. The general feeling, we are sure, is that the election was lost by what we call want of organization, and what Mr E. M. RICHARDS himself very aptly Urms over-confi- dence. The difference is merely one of terms after all over-confidence brings about apathy, and is the real cause of the absence cf organiza- tion, which existed in 1868, and which it is now found cannot be dispensed with in 1874, not- withstanding the fact that we possess the Ballot. We should question very much our honesty in ad- vocating a reform if we felt inclined to turn round when the reform was found to be unfavour- able to the advancement of our own views, and we are to-day as much in favour of secret voting as ever we were, and should consider its repeal an almost unmixed evil. The protection that secret voting gives was undoubtedly needed in Cardiganshire, and we contend it was not the Ballot so much that lost Liberalism a seat in that county as it was partly a want ot faith that the secrecy of voting would really be maintained, and partly a feeling that with the Ballot nothing else was needed. Liberalism depends on political education, and we are glad to find that an attempt will be made in future to keep the people well acquainted with those questions which are from time to time agitating the country. We have for years worked in this direction, almost single handed, and all we ask is that we should be informed when meetings are held so that the speeches may be reported; and our columns are open now as they have ever been, to contributions in Welsh or English. We have given forth no uncertain sound respecting our political views and have at any rate reaped all the disadvantages of the position we took up years ago. We have tried with some measure of success to make the Cambrian News part English and part Welsh, and all our correspondents in the towns and villages of Cardiganshire, Merionethshire, and other parts, are encouraged to write in the language which will be best understood in their own dis- trict. In towns English prevails, but in villages Welsh is in the ascendant, and we ask for the co- operation of our Liberal friends to assist us in doing more fully what all the speakers and Mr HENRY RICHARD unite in thinking must be done if the recent defeat is to be reversed on the first opportunity. The registration is another im- portant department which ought to be attended to by paid agents, who, after all, have been found more efficient than even the most disinterested workers from mere devotion to principle. This is a work that absorbs a considerable sum of money and there can be no doubt that if the work of organization is to be thoroughly well done a sum of at least zC300 or zE400 a year should be raised, and we think if the people are really in earnest it will be raised, especially as Mr DAVID DAVIES, M.P., promised £ 100. At least X200 a year should be obtained in subscrip- tions under £10, and then with a fund to work upon, something could be done without looking altogether to one or two gentlemen, who after all are under no obligation to defray the expenses of spreading Liberal principles merely because they happen to possess wealth, or have been chosen to represent the electors in Parliament. There is one other point to which we will refer, and that is the necessity for choosing a candidate as soon as the committees have been got into working order, and we trust that one of the first acts cf the county association will be to meet and choose a gentleman who will receive the support of the whole party, so that the electors may know for whom their support will be asked. Of course we think that the choice would fall upon Mr E. M. RICHARDS, but he has given no indication that he would again fight an expensive battie on behalf of Liberalism; though on the other hand he has said nothing which in any sense whatever could lead to the supposition that he would not be willing again to ccme forward if it was the wish of the united party that he should do so, and we trust the generous offer of Mr DAVID DAVIES to con- tribute £ 500 towards the next candidate's expenses will induce others to follow our Borough member's generous example, and at least double the sum by subscriptions. The conference, we may state in conclusion, was beyond all question an unqualified success, and the meeting in the evening, considering the fact that Mr HENRY RICHARD and several other gentlemen were unable to attend, exceeded the most sanguine expecta- tions of these who were naturally anxious, especially as the weather turned out so un- favourable.
WATER FOR BALA. The members of the Bala Local Board are to be commiserated. They have before them the task of selecting the best source of a public water supply, and a harder or more unpleasant task they could scarcely find. Of one thing they may be sure, that whatever source they select they will be blamed for their choice; and if they suc- ceed tolerably well in satisfying the requirements of the town, their lot will be a happier one than that of most of the Boards who have had a simi. lar duty to perform. The Bala Local Board, therefore does well to proceed cautiously in the ma ^er, though we may hope the members will not make haste as slowly as some places we know of in Wales, where a water supply has been in prospect for several years! There is a happy mean between making up one's mind too quickly, and apparently having no mind to make up. One of the most frequent causes of failure in connec- tion with water works is the discovery made after the works are completed, that the source is not sufficient. The flow may have been copious enough when the subject was under the considera. tion of the authorities, but in dry weather it al. most ceases, and expensive additions have to be made to the original plans. Then, of course, there is the danger of choosing water which is, so to speak, impure in itself, or subject to frequent accidental contamination, or water which cannot be conveniently used in trade, because of its effect upon metal; or, again, water which deposits" to such an extent tuat the mains become obstructed, as at Oswestry. Ail these prospective difficulties, and others, the bala Board has to avoid, and we wish the members well out of their delicate and laborious task.
WHY SHOULD CHILDREN BE BURNT TO DEATH ? We report to-day two inquests in South Carnarvonshire in which the victims were children who had been burnt to death, and the frequency of accidents of a similar kind seems to call for some comment. It cannot be necessary that these continual sacrifices of children's lives should be made, and when we remember the amount of physical agony which often accompanies death by burning, it becomes the duty of every humane I ( person to interfere on behalf of the sufferers. The accident generally hap [tens in this wuv the 0' .ard -,es o,,it. perhaps, by Ijard necessity to earn her living, and leaves Lui little ones to take care of themselves. She returns to find that the elotnmg of one of them has caught fire, and that the child is fatally injured. 80e. r, tW, f onginated bJ accidental contact with r'ov W •' at/ther timc« the children have been aflame 4 -an:1 thU3 Set their clothes a e. A here 33 one simple remedy which is too often neglect, A guard for the fire place is a cheap and easy protection which, one mi^ht suppose no parent would neglect, but we ara afraid It is the rule, and not the exception, for parents to leave the children exposed to danger without even this attempt to shield them. Coroners' juries take parental care too much for granted. In cases of this sort a rigid inquiry should be made, as t, whether every reasonable precaution was adopted, and where it was not hard as it may seem, it is the duty of the jury to censure the proper parties, as a warning to others. Of course, after all possible steps are taken to guard against danger, children will play with fire if they can get to it, and, al hogh a good deal may be done iu the way we have sug- gested to keep them from it, a certain amount of risk remains, and it is, of course, defil" hIe that, as far as possible, the plan of leaving children of tender years alone in a room with a fire in it should be abandoned Women who go out regu- larly to work ought to understand that it is their duty to provide fur the care of their children, and in almost every place somerody could be found who, for a very small consideration, would tend the children in a kind of public nursery. Indeed, well-to-do people who take an interest in their poorer neighbours will be directing their benevolence into a most useful channel if they will try to establish these public nurseries, where children who are too young for school can be attended to. The necessity becomes all the greater under the rule of School Boards, which requires the eldec children, who have hitherto acted as nurses at home, to be receiving instruction at school. The matter is one which well deserves attention, and we commend it to clergymen's wives and all who care for the welfare of the poor.
THE GROWTH OF TREES. Anyone unacquainted with the nature of the soil in Cardiganshire would naturally presume, from the nakedness of the country, that it is in some way or ether unfitted for the growth of trees, but on careful examination of growing timber to be found here and there in that part of the Prin- cipality, others reasons would have to be found to account for the absence of plantations, as it is an undoubted fact that Cardiganshire is better able to grow larch than almost any other part of the United Kingdom. To practical agriculturists the advantages of a well-wooded country are so obvious that it is unnecessary to point out how much would be gained in increased shelter and moderated climate, to say nothing of the pecuni- ary returns, by a general adoption of forest-tree planting. About the year 1800 Squire JONES, of Hafod, planted some millions of trees on between fifteen hundred and two thousand acres of land, many acres of it not being worth 6d. an acre for other purposes. For the last twenty years the revenue by thinning this timber has been some- thing like zC2,000 a year, and the woods appear to be thicker now than they were twenty years ago. The timber is of the best quality-closer in grain and tougher in fibre than almost any larch in Great Britain. Strange to say, other landed proprietors, notwithstanding the fact that they have seen the profitable results of Mr JONES'S enterprise, have not to any great extent followed his example, though it is only fair to sav h y IV SOINE planting has beeii done recently, and, con- sidering the rapidly-increasing scarcity of timber, there is every inducement for capitalists to invest their money in this way, especially as a great deal of the land which would grow excellent larch can neither be brought under plough nor scythe. One great obstacle in the way of landowners is, of course, the large outlay required in the first instance, not only for plants and labour, but for enclosing the plantations and for maintaining the fences for the first twenty-five or thirty years. The planting of forest trees necessarily partakes largely of the nature of an investment forposterity, and landowners are inclined, even when they pos- sess the necessary capital, to ask what posterity has done for them that they should embarrass them. selves by sinking money which cannot possibly make any return under a quarter of a century at least. Much has already been written on this subject, and its importance has been more clearly recognized in this country since it became ap- parent that the forests of America were ceasing to yield timber at prices which would pay for importa- tion. The rating of woods and plantations is a question now exciting a good deal of interest in the country, but we think land will never be rated higher than at its fair agricultural value before It was planted, and, therefore, considering the worthlessness of many thousands of acres of land which might be planted in Cardiganshire, invest- ors need not hesitate on account of any future burden of rates likely to be placed on this de- scription of property. In France, as is well known forestry has long been carefully attended to in SS Zt a grat breadth of land growstimber, and theie is surely no reason why many of the hills and other waste lands in Wales should be totally unproductive. One great argument in favour of this and other projects of a similar kind is that they tend to increase the internal wealth of the Principality, and as a natural consequence of in- creased wealth money would be more plentiful, and business of every kind would be stimulated. At present Wales is a long way behind England in agriculture and also in manufactures, but we are inclined to think that the possibility of estab- lishing trades and so utilizing the vast water power of the country is beginning to be realized. However, let that be as it may, there can be no doubt that land, which, after all, is nothing less than a great wealth, producing machine, should be made to yield all that it can, and the way to accomplish this desirable end is for each man to1 do what is within his own power, and not to wait for some better time or more favourable opportu- nity.
Last year a quantity of manure belonging to the town of Aberystwyth was sold by auction, and one of the condi- tions of sale was that it should be removed in a certain time. If the purchasers did not comply with the condi* tions of sale it was understood that Mr PBLL, who now con- tracts for tile town manure, would remove it without further notice. Mr PELL, however, probably doss not feel justified in removing the manure without receiving further instructions, which we trust will be given at the next meeting of the Council. The road leading to the Aberystwyth Smithfield was intended for the show of horses, and is admirably adapted for that pur- pose,butdealersandfarmers are not inclined to coilfinethew- g selves to the accommodation set apart for them, and it 18 by no means a rare thing to see horses galloping furiously past the station on fair days. Children have been knocked down by horses on Lewis-terrace, and if something is not done io put an end to the present dangerous practice there is reason to fear that life will be lost. We should be sorry to say one word that might in any degree tend to injure the fa^rs, but seeing that excellent accommodation has provided m a specified place, we do not aee any reason wb/ tu°9?jW /u iC c,on ne themselves to shou d not be brought before the magistrates and heavd^ ViCr°UrSL Qecessity for taking some action this kind before ttie new school is opened will at once recognized, but we do not quite understand how the en- croachment complained of has been allowed to long.