BUSINESS Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, and Dolgelley. BOO TS BOO T S BTO T TS D I C K'S GUTTA Percba 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 GOGIXAN and PONTERWYD Mr REES and Mrs MASON, Carriers. TALIESIN and TALYBONT Mrs JENKINS, Carrier. CWMYSTWYTA Mr CHARLES BURRELL, Post-office. » Attention is requested to the following Prices:— GENTLEMEN'S BOOTS from 8s. per Pair. LADIES' BOOTS from 53. 6d. BOYS' and GIRLS' BOOTS from 2s. 6d. FIRST CLASS WORKMANSHIP AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED. !t- LEATHER BOOTS IN ENDLESS VARIETY, OF THE BEST MAKES, AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. NOTE THE ADDRESSES;— 16, Great Darkgate St., Aberystwyth; MAENGWYN ST., MACHYNLLETH VICTORIA BUILDINGS, DOLGELLEY NEW ELASTICS PUT IN OLD BOOIS: Ladies' la. per set; Gentlemen's Is. 6d. per set. TERMS-CASH. WANTED, TO LET. &c. .r'J' The charge for the insertion of prepaid advertisemenst referring to SITUATIONS WANTED, PERSONS WANTED, is sixpence for three lines (seven words each) three times, One Shilling. HOUSES WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, APABTIIENTS 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. j *I.No Credit Advertisement is charged less than Is. Cd WANTED, a Situation as WOODMAN, either VY a? Manager or General man. Thirteen yeais refer- eace from last employer. -Apply, Z., Post-office, Lampeter, i mG;20 WANTED, a youth of intelligence and good education, a3 (Out-docr) APPRENTICE to the Printing and Newspaper Business. He would have an op- 'nortunity of learning the different branches of newspaper -oik, as well as practical printing.—Apply to the Caxton orkOswestry. mllto ml3to \TANfED, an intelligent, well-educated man, » who could devote some part of his time to REP ORT. for and EE PRESENT a NEWSPAPER in a cfinnt y district.—x\pp!y X. V., 36, The Crescent, Salford, Manci esttr. mlltomlSto W» NTED, by a Married Man, a Situation as t COACHMAN or GROOM AND COACHMAN, aged 24 ears. One child. Five years good character from present en. ployer -Address, JAMES NIGHTINGALE, Iihiw- la, H.ll, B. a, ^orth Wales. ml."20 WANTE D> ift.v Cood DRAINERS, on the estate of C& P'?111 Vanghan, at Brynog.—Apply to Mr "W«. SCOTT, DI aJ^ae\e ^-n&'Deer, Aberystwyth, or to the Foreman at the ork?. ml,;ta3 mO DRAPER. s' ASSISTANTS. — Wanted im- JL mediately, TWv 1 pushing JJuNIOR JSANDS. Must lie good Window D. v-ssers, and able to speak Welsh. App'.y to C. M. Willian. Little Dark Gate Street. Aber- ystwyth. ml:jt27 WANTED, a. GENERAL SERVANT, strong j wT active, and obliging, md an early riser. Good j character indispent:ab',e. -Apply, Elian Vaanint 1, Queen's Koad, Aberystwyth. ia20ta3 i MONEY—WANTED to borrow St-OO.-Any .1. person disposed to advance the above sun i at liberal interest. Address, MAX, Cambrian Nevis Office, '3, (Queen's RDad, Aberystwyth. mtota3 TO MINE AGENTS, &c.. A FEW TONS Second-hand LIGHT BRIDGE MAILS, Cheap. — Apply to JA?IE.S MCIUQUHAII, Aberystwyth. mOtO MERIONETHSHIRE COAST. RESIDENCES, FLO USES, &c., to LET, at AI)er- dovey, TowyrL, -and the Neigp,bourhood.Apply to Mr DANIEL, Agent Auctioneer, Towyn. fl3tau7 -_n_ THEM AD 00. HOUSE to LET, and may be entered upon irnmedi-' le\v containing one Sitting-room, one Parlour, four T A rooms, H dL Pantry, two large Kitchens Stable, Coa' y. \1()U3e ami a small Garden, &c. -llent Moderate.- _.nlv \0 J. JoNES, Market Square, Tremadoc 1 m20ta3 TJ™ „ OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKING A FOKTUSE. ° F ,E SOLD, Part or Entire (former preferred), of COLLIERY ROYALTY of about 170 acres m Wales. The pit is sunk forty yards deep to seam, "?• ni*i"the host description of cannel. There are six <t- j of «ooa coal, (the first bein< king coal only four >ards J?. -r it) known to be bemath this seam. Its situation l/ein„ ft? ,-a-mile from Railway Station, and a^so adapted for laud A close to excellent roads; the working expenses, ro>alt>, if d rent and outlav small for a probable in a few weeks 4UU t rLsdaily at an almost fabulous eproflt, render the present under- ,d¡jng one worthy of immediat attention of capitalists, coal dealers gll8 manufacturers, or colliery proprietors.—Address, Q. E. IX care of Mr Watson, 15, Fenwick-street, Liverpool. r*Vri r VPITAL1STS OR PROMOTERS DESIR- I I TO MAKE MONEY. — To be Sold, a 1 T T J. r-oYALTY in N. Wales, close to Kail and Shipp'' „ COLLI-M- -K partially sunk, coal fu'ly proved J ;in(l Port. =ever, e ^d steam coals, m an area of ur;,var<]s of seams of good uoiu .,jing the West Mostvn co^^ field, just acres of =u> here other seams und-^r (including saceessfuily 1,:inn' jn addition to the above. So that C-innel; have been p o> > ff)e available Coal in this Royalty euunect engineers sta holder will arrange to sell the may be SS teet thick. Present, xioxuti r„<t entire, to an individual or coin pan", j*-> ctato dividing all profit male, above which, even m a no of the coal trade must be large, certaiD, ar.d s ife. Survejs oy eminent Staffordshire and Welsh en^iue'srs have alreailj' been made.—Addre?s. NIL IIKSRERAMDUM, care of Mr WATSON, L'>, Ftiiwick-sCieet, Liverpool. PRIZE POULTRY. AS tlie season is advancing, Eggs from the Rhiwlas i'rize 1'oultry w ill now be supplied at a reduced 'Hondans (daily layers, specially imported from France), Or'vecteiirs, },uff Cochins, Dark Brahmas, Coloured 1) rkin Ts, Black, Red, and Duckwing Game, at 7s. per sitting of'th.rteen, or four sittings for £ 1. A vlesbury Ducks, at os. TurkW White or Coloured, at los. mlSal Apply'to the HOJSEKKEPEB, Rhiwlas, Bala. 1*20,3 CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. rp O BE SOLD BY TENDER, I about 100 Tons of OLD D. H. RAILS, 30 to 40 Tots of OLD F. B. RAILS, and 30 to 40 Tons of WROIGHT SCRAP IUON, at per Ton of 2,2401 bs., delivered at Moat Lane. The whole to be cleared bv the "Ist infit. Sealed Tendr:is t j'le sent to the undersigned not [ator than the 20tli inst., tr.arked Tender for old Rails, &.c. GEO. LEWIS, Secretary. Company's Offices, Oswestry lOch March, IS" 1. mlllS MINING. r-r-J-.r- CAP1AIN ABSALOM FRANCIS, Gogiuan- Ab'^rystwyth, Mining Agent, Engineer, and Snr~ vcyor. rlhe great success^which i3 attending the opening and working of t-ie Mints in the counties ot Cardigan and -merv, and >iu- many properties placed at the dis- f Captain I P.ANCIS, induces him to offer his service* either to Advi.e, Inspect, Report or Survey, for Mining Co^voniP? or Shareholders. For terms apply to Captain ABSALOM FRACIS, as above. Now in t'r • Press and will shortly be published, A History cf C8rd^an -h-:re Mines, from the earliest times to the Year 1^1 TVeir iTe«ent prospects and position. Price %!Mk,To U hLl'.t; th/olfice of Jtoftt-r, « of Mr METALLIC MI WIORANDUM BOOKS manufactured from patent prepared paper, tae trTitirig vrarrautcil not to trase if written with the Pencil supplied with each book bound in French inoroooo and secured with clastic band; Prices, 6-1., is., -,L: Cl., 2&. and upA-ards, according to size—the cheapest books ever offered at the price. Jfcsssia bound Books, with iemoyable iiiiles, fiom 28. ;d. each.. Pjtket Wallet3, from 1". each. A=TCSW KOBERT?, WOODALL, nd VE>&3LEA, Bailey Head, Oswe:try, j PUBLIC NOTICES. TO BUILDERS AND STONEMASONS. THE CASTLEREAGH MEMORIAL COMMIT- JL TEE are prepared to receive TENDERS for erecting a CLOCK TOWER in the town of Machynlleth. The Plans and Specification may be seen at the Vane Hall on 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. 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 JL and 23 Vict. cap. 35, entitled "An Act to further Amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees." Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other Persons having any Claims or Demands 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. Asapb, 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 rectiVcd 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. f Dated this 10th day of March, 1874. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, mlot27 Solicitor to the said Administratrix. ABERYSTWYTH UNION. CONTRACTS. To Butchers, Flour Dealers, Farmers, Milkmen, Grocers, Coal Merchants, Carpenters, Shoemakers, and Printers. THE Guardians of the Poor of the above-named JL Union, are desirous of receiving TENDERS from such persons as are willing to Contract for supplying the Workhouse with the following articles from the 25th day March instant to the 29th day of September next, viz:— Rounds of Beef with and without bone per lb.; Legs of Mutton per lb., Beef Suet per lb.; Australian Meat (in pots) per lb.; Wheat per bushel Flour per sack Butter, fresh and salt, per lb.; Home Cheese per lb.; Oatmeal per sack Tea per oz.; Sugar, white and brown, per lb.; Yellow Soap per lb.; Soft Soap per lb.; also Pepper, Mustard, Vinegar, Starch, Soda, Blue, Paraffin Oil, I Tobacco, Snuff, and Candles Milk per pint; Coals per ton. CLOTHING.—Brown Winsey per yard 29-inch Stripe per yard; Billy Fooden per yard; Dark Grey Melton 1 Cloth per yard; Fustian per yard; Corduroy per yard 30 inch grey Calico per yard; Scouring Flannel, &c., per yard. The above to be delivered at the Workhouse at such times and in such quantities as the Guardians may require. The Guardians will also enter into Contracts for the supply of Coffins for the Workhouse and the different districts for home-made Shoes for the ir,m?.tes of the Workhouse and for Printing. The Guardians reserve to themselves the power of contracting separately for each article, and do not bind themselves to accent the lowest or any tender. All proposals must be sealed, marked Tenders," and delivered to me at my Office at or before Eleven o'clock in the forencon, on WwJNESDAY, the 25th day of MARCH instant. Samples mr.st be produced as the quality of the articles must be JY.lO'; rigidly enforced, and no consider- ation as to price 'will at all weigh as an excuse for the same not being of tP.e quality contracted for. By order of the Board. HUGH HUGHES, Clerk to the Guardians. AlK-rysfcwyth, 16th March, 1874. m20 ABERYSTWYTH. VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY FOR SALE. I TO be Sold by Private Treaty, the following Valuable PROPERTY, held under a Lease for seventy-five years from the Corporation of Aberystwyth. Eight DWELLING-HOUSES, situate partly in Union- strept, Aberystwyth, opposite the railway station, and I artly in Cambrian-plat e This property is built in one bicctc, and realizes a rental of over £100 a year. Only five years of this lease has expired. Also Four DWELLING-HOUSES situated in Sea View Place, realizing an annual rental of 240. This lease has about fifty-six years to run. And also Three DWELLING-HOUES, situated in Portland-lane, bzinging in a rental of £ 24.. These houses will be sold either smgly or collectively, and further particulars may be hhd on application to Mr R. EVAXS, 18, Great Darkgate-street, Aberystwyth, and Mr E. POWELL, 4, Ilailway-terrace, Aberystwyth, ni-,02* LLitN.FOP. NEW CHURCH, NFAK BALA. PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS of the above can be inspected at the llhiwlas Estate Office, Bala, on and after the 11th of April next. Sealed Tenders to be endorsed. Tenders for Llanfor Church to be delivered to F. Parmeter, Esq., Khiwlas Office, Bala, not later than the 25th of the same month. The Committee do not pledge themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. (Signed) T. MORGAN, Rector. F. PARMETER, Hon Secretary. Bala, 18th March, 1874. m20 NOTICE. TENDERS are required for the Repairs to and the Re-decoration of St. Michael's Church, Aber- ystwyth. The Specifications can be seen at the office of Messrs SZLU.VI'EU and ALDWINCKLE, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth to whom iealtd Tenders must be sent not later than Tuesday, the 31st instant. m20 EMIGRATION TO ADELAIDE, SOUTH J|H| AUSTPkALIA' ASSISTED PASSAGES. The Government of South Australia grant Passages to the following persons:— 1. Artisans, Agricultural and other Labourers, Miners ar.d Gardeners, under 50 yearauf 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, £;3 each over 12 and under 40, 24 each; over 40 and under 50, JE8 each. r p.a>nS their own Passage receive a Land CV i' he value of £ 20. Handbook descriptive of the L olony, gratis cm application. Fo* further information apply to THE EMIGRATION AGENT FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 37, Great, George-street, Wuttnlmtet, London. [jlCtaK, =-= ESTABLISHED 1835. STFEJ/S GOUT and RHEUMATIC PILLS.- The only Cure. May be obtained of ^NEWBKRY and } BAKCLAY and SONS, and all Chemists, in boxes, la. Ed., 2s. 9d., 4s. Gd., and lL. post free for one ex- tra stamp. Prepared only by FHANK VV, SXEEL, Al.Pfi.S,, 283, Liverpool Koad, .London, N j BUSINESS ADDRESSES j POTATOES!! I; I CLOVER AND ILYE GRASS SEEDS E. ELLIS, 8, PRINCESS STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, |_| AS just received a large quantity of the Best IRISH WHITE ROCK POTATOES, For Table use and for Seed. Also, COW GRASS CLOVER; PACEY RYE GRASS; VETCHES; ITALIAN EYE GRASS; ALSIKK CT.OVKR > TIMOTHY GRASS TREFOIL FEEDING LINSEED. AMERICAN PROVISIONS. BACON, II A M S, C H E ESE. SDIPSOl\i CATTLK SPICE GROCERY, FLOUR, &C. The public may rely upon the quality being first-class. Machynlleth. AGRICULTURAL A 'D GARDEN SEEDS. HADAU GERDDI A CHAEAU. D Y M U N A JJ D W A B D REES DRUGGIST, MACHYNLLETH, Hyspysn ei fod newydd gael adref Stock o Hadau Gerddi a Chatau, Clovers, Vetches, Swedes, Maip, &c Y rhii a wcrthir am brisiau rhesj raol. m6t27 Welshpool. "r. fJIHOMAS SALT AND CO., BRE WERS, BURTON-ON-TR E^N T. These celebrated PALE and BURTON ALES can be had in Casks and Bottles from CHARLES MYTTON, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, WELSHPOOL. !■ m mi IIIEIBIWIH II HBIIMM—i^immLiwin .-na Parsons, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH TRADE MARK—AN ELEPHANT. PARDONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH For Puritv and Beauty of'Colour. PAliSONS, Fletelierand Co's INDIAN S TARCH, 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 stiffness in the Dampest weather PAR SONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIANSTARCH, is highly recommended to Laundresses. PARSONS, Flo tcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH The Increased demand is Proof of its Excellency PAR.SONS, Fletcher and Co's INDIAN STARCH, JL Is packed in 1, 5, 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 Pamily 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 [Ire equally efficacious in curing and preventing disease. Sold by all Chemists and other Dealers in Patent Medi- cines at Is. lid., 2. 9J., and 4s. 6d. per box. WHOLESALE DEPOT 22, BUEAD STREET, LONDON, E.G. f 11 to LEA AND PEKlllXS7 W 0 h C E S T E R S H I R E S A U-C E Pronounced by Connoisseurs "TIL& uNLY GOOD SAUCE." rPO gu;ud -against the numerous worthless imita tioiis of this renowned Condiment, the Publi 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 PROPRIETORS, Worcester; CKOSSE and BLACKWELL, London; and by Druggists, Grocers, and Oilmen generally throughout the world. LEA AND PEHRTNS'. I — <5 z-2A) I eAu^vcwvto, <S/Wt>p-?vv wt Aob mww cwuu| Km iCWvWiM), j £ ,'Mx-'Q'fy r Uj; 'L(WV^) cdt if AciWuUyPi- £ 4> 'k'ftV flic- (A U Sc j w-eo QS'/W. ^Rj\v^Lb, QW £UM:y\ II: 'V. 'f' 1-
-=-JO- VERY BEST THE J RAILWAY RECORD G Foil SIIROP.'3niRE AND NORTH H AND MID-WALES. RJ I O Carried in the Pock :t for a Mo:ith and often I CO consulted. kept at Hotels, &c. S3 —— '0 TEBXI3 MAY BE ObTUN'KD OF THE PL"iiLI3tIER3, O C A XT OX WORKS, OSWESTRY. J BUSINESS ADVEKTISEMENTS. INSURANCE. PItOTECTOR ENDOWMENT LOAN AND ANNUITY COMPANY. THE Directors of the PHOTECTOR ENDOW- JL MENT LOAN AND ANNUITY COMPANY hawe pleasure in announcing that they have opened a BRANCH OFFICE FOR OSWESTRY AND DISTRICT, Where LOANS on Personal Security Endowments and Annuities may be effected upon advantageous terms on application to MR EDWD. EVANS, District Manager. Branch Office ALBION CHAMBERS, OSWESTRY. Head Offices: 34, KING STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON. ALEX. McMORRAN, SEC. PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY, -*L CHIEF OFFICES 62, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON. EXTRACTS FROM THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT, For the Year ending 31st December, 1873. ORDINARY BRANCH. During the year the Directors have received 2,707 Pro- posals for the sum of £ 393,365. Of these 2,195 have been accepted and completed, assuring the sum oft303,5-iO, and producing a New Annual Premium Income of £ 10,18) Is. 8d.; 572 Proposals, assuring £ 89,805, have either been declined or not completed. The sum of j;900 has been received for New Annuities granted. The claims amount to £ 40,420 16s. lOd. under 261 Policies; 2932 18s. of this amount was for claims on Endowments matured. The number of deaths was 235. Nine Annuitants have died, representing Annuities of £112 13s. 8d. I Tho Annual Premium Income at the end of the year is 266,414, 5s. lld. in respect of 13,007 Policies, assuring the sum of 12,055,515, showing an increase of £ 3 618 10.:1. Sd. per annum over the year 1872. INDUSTRIAL BRANCH. The operations in this Branch have again been unusually successful. There were 646,377 New Policies issued, repre- senting a New Annual Premium Income of £233,345 Os. 4d. The Claims amount to £ 127,9u8 Os. lOd. The Annual Premium Income at the close of the year is R471,296 16s. showing an increase of 2106,319 19s. 4d. over the Income of the previous year. ^GENERAL RESULTS. The total Premium Income is £ 537,711 Is. lid., showing the very remarkable increase of X109,968 10s., and being the largest accession of Income during any year of the Company's operations. The total amount of Claims is £ 168,388 17s. 8,1., raising the whole sum to £ 1,103,402 8s. 6d. These have, as usual, been paid with undeviating regularity. The Assurance Fund at the close of 1873 was 2482,933, showing an increase of £ 73,799 4s. 4d. for the year. In addition to the Assurance Fund there are- Shareholders'Capital £ ^0,052 Contingency Fund. 16,096 Guarantee Fund 15,000 Total £ 41,148 Which, together with the Assurance Fund of £ 482,933 make a total fund of £ 524,081 for the protection and security of the constituents of the Company. The foregoing facts are so remarkable that the Directors consider it unnecessary to do more than call attention to them. BALANCE SHEET OF THE PRUDENTIAL AS- SURANCE COMPANY ON THE 31ST DECENBER, 1873. LIABILITIES. £ s. d. Shareholders' Capital 10/52 0 0 Life Assurance Fund 4S2,9o3 0 0 Sickness and Assurance Fund 747 12 0 Contingency Fund, created at Annual Meeting, April, 1872 16,096 0 0 Guarantee Fund 15,0C0 0 0 Leasehold Redemption Fund 500 0 0 12 0 £ s. d. Claims under Life Policies admitted but not yet paid. 9,r;8 16 4 Depositors. 29,92 17 11 ——————— 30,031 14 3 -_a- £ 555,360 6 3 ASSETS. £ s. d. Motgages on property within the United King 3om 40,614 6 5 Loans on the Company's Policies 13,517 3 0 Investments III British Government Securities 27.855 1 5 Indian and Colonial ditto 48373 19 7 Foreign citto 10,240 19 0 Railway and other Debentures and Debenture Stock 33,842 15 0 Railway Shares (Preference and Ordinary) C,'l £ 5 15 3 Trust Funds celtificates. 5:3,531 0 0 Freehold Ground Rents 1,000 0 0 House Property 774,419 0 9 Life and other Interests and Reversions 81,5J4 9 5 Furniture and Fittings (Head and Branch Offices) 9,2-9 19 5 Loans upon Personal Security 23.1125 18 11 Mortgage, of heverbijns 4 502 14 4 Agents' Balances 25,961 0 8 Outstanding Preminms 5,750 11 9 Ditto Interest. 3,363 6 0 Amount due from Official Liquidator of Interna- tional Society, and Purchase of Securities in in- ternational* 49,993 10 5 Deposits at three months'notice 27,0J0 0 0 Cash:— £ s. il. On Deposit. 26.0C0 0 0 In hand and on current account 13.S56 14 5 —————— 39,856 14 5 ±'555,3;0 6 3 *The Interest of k3,510, payable on this Account, remains in abeyance until the final adjustment of accounts with the Society. We have exadcined the foregoing Accounts, find them to be correct, and hereby confirm the same. We have also seen and examined the various securities. SAGAS JAMES ALLANSON, ) V. I GEORGE CLARK, } Auditors. HENRY HARBEN, Resident Director and Secretary. WILLIAM JOHN LANCASTER, ilti Assistant Secretary. 10th February, 1874. ml8 l"rTgai™rg*"—iw m—M—ma——a-anjA4iiwmMiiain.Mn.iii E5S9ATION-Z~^ZZ THE ACADEMY, TOWYN, NORTH WALES. RESIDENT MASTERS; English, &c.—Mr EDWIN'JOVES. Classics, &c.-The Rev. O. JONES, B.A. Mathematics, &c.-Mr P. H. CORCOKAN. Modern Languages, Music, Drawing.—Herr G. SCHAUS. A few Vacancies for Boarders. PUPILS are carefully prepared for Professional JL and Commercial Pursuits, for Matriculation and other Examinations.—For Prospectus, &c_, apply to Mr EDWIN JONES, The Academy, Towyn, North Wales. DUTIES RESUMED ON JANUARY 28TH. SCHOOL FOR YOUNG GENTLEMEN. IRWELL HOUSE, NORTH PARADE, ABERYSTWYTH. THE REV. LLEWELYN EDWARDS, B.A-, of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Graduate in Honours, is prepared to nECEIVE a Limited IN umber of Yonn; Gentlemen, to whose Education and Religious Training he will devote all his time and energies. Mr Edward; desires especially to prt-pare his Pupils for entering the Universi- ties, for the Scholarship Examination at the Universitv College of Wales, for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations, for the Medical and Lgw 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 Uuiver- sities. Terms and References on application. THE g ;A LOP SCHOOL, OSWESTRY HEAD MASTEK—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 lc52 candidates, 32 were successful, E. Owen came in eleventh. April 30th, 1872.-J. L. Richards obtained a Eirst-clafcs Certificate for Mathematics at the GovernmentExamination in Science and Art." Oct. 12, 1872,-Owen Griffith passed the Medical Prelimi- nary Examination of the Andersonian University, Glasgow. In all Thirty-live of Mr Evans' Pupils have gained similar honours. School RE-OPENED January 27th, 1S7-1. -¡-M: BOOKBINDING. TilNGLISH and WELSH BOOKS BOUND in JQj Cloth, Leather, Vellum, &c., at Moderate Prices, hy ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, AND VEXABLES, Caxton Sbeam Printing and Binding Worlis, Oswestry n,13'0 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 fo' li,, iii, Premiums (TWO HUNDRED POUNDS) Will be awarded for Horses to travel the district this season:- Ist-250, To THE BEST THOROUGH BRED STALLTON. (A. minimum number of 40 Mares at £ 2 5s, each guaranteed. -2ND £ 50, To THE BEST ROADSTRR STALLION. (A minimum 9 ?UlTir«r rn 50 Mares at £ 1 guaranteed.) ord £ 50, To THE BEST AGRICULTURAL STALLION. (A minimum number of 60 Mares at £1 each guaranteed.) ittl ADO, To A SECOND AGRICULTURAL STALLION. (A minimum number of 60 Mares at £1 each guaranteed.) The maximum number of Mares in each of the above cla-gses will be fixed by Judges after considering age of Stallion,4, SeStaries-°nditi°nS apply tj either of the HoiloraIT n Ecdge-park, Aberystwyth. J PTU T ^r0"~TO'vl, Aberystwyth m, ^Ue Royal Hotel, Aberystwyth, of Management been added to the Committee PrvrS LS, Lisburne, Crosswood Park; Sir ytoleh —; Bicbarda, Esq.; E'q The Cornmittee 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 PUBLIC ROOMS, DOLGELLEY. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. ON WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCH 25TH, 1874. Front Seats, 2s.; Second Seats, Is.; Third Seats, 6J. THE GREAT AMERICAN EX-SLAVE SINGERS, Coloured Natives of the Southern States of America. Having travelled through the whale of that country, hava made arrangements for a Tour through England, Ireland, Scotland, aad Wales, of a very limited period, as they have to return to their own country to meet their previously ar. rarged engagements. The Programme contains Charming Tyrolean Melodiep, Ballads, Glees, Madricals, Quartettes and Choruses, Spark- ling and Refined! Screaming Comic Acts, Grotesque and liiccentric Dances, and Comic Sungs and Sayings, the whole forming a Musical Melange! of humorous and elegant variety. Doors open at Half-past Seven. Commence at Eight o'clock. Carriages at Ten o'clock. Sole Proprietor and Manager, Mr Carlo Benzona. Sec- retary and Treasurer, Mr A. H. Blake.
BARMOUTH FIRF.-About 8.30 on Monday evening, March 16;h, a fire broke out on the premises of Mr Price, at Borth wen-terrace, near Barmouth. The fire cannot be accounted for at present. All the information we have been able to gather is that on Mr Price's going upstairs on the night in question he perceived smoke, and on opening one of the bedroom doors he found the beds and bedding on fire. Mr Price then opened an adjoining room door, and discovered the bed in that room to be on fire also. One of the bedrooms had not been slept in during the winter, and was used as a store-room for keeping the spare beds and bedding, &c. The other room the servant girl slept in. None of the inmates had been into either of the rooms with a light on the night the fire was discovered. Mr Price's loss is confined to a part of the contents of the two rooms, and consists of feather beds, mattresses, &c. Owing to there being plenty ùf assistance speedily on the spot, and a good supply of water within a short distance, the fire was speedily gut under. A person knowing the premises might have entered the house by the back door, which opens on to the stairs, and set fire to the premises without being heard by those below. Mr Price is in- sured in the Salop Fire Office.
PWLLHELI. This paper may be obtained here of Mr Francis Evans, book- seller.] FAIR, MARCH, 6TH.-The show of cattle was very pood, particularly fat beasts, and several sales were effected. The prices, however, showed a decline of from 30s. to 40s. per head. The horses exhibited were inferior both as to number and quality, and prices showed a downward ten- dency. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT, MARCH 1STII.- Before Owen Evans, Esq., and the Rev. St. George Armstrong Williams. Non-Payment of Poor Rate.-The overseers of Llan- gian v. John Williams and Mary Jones, Distress warrants were granted. The overseers of Llanor v. William Hughes, Bodfel. Distress warrant granted. Di-?tnk-en nss. -Ellen Shaw, a hawker, was charged by P.C. William Hughes, with being drunk in the town of Pwllheli. She was dismissed on payment of costs. SCHOOL BOARD, MARCH 13TH,-This Board, on which all the old members have been re-elected, sat for the first time after the election on Friday, March 13th. The fol- lowing officers were re-elected :—Chairman, Mr John Ed- wards, merchant, Penlan-street, viee-chairman, Mr Charles Morgan Roberts, wine merchant, High-street, clerk, Mr J. T. Evans. LLITHFAEN, NEAR PWLLHELI, SCHOOL BOARD.—The members of the Pistill and Carngnwch School Board sat for the first time on the 12th March, when Mr Richard Owen, Bwlch, was elected chairman, Mr Richard Roberts, Carngnwchfawr, vice-president. Mr Thomas Hughes,Carn- guwchbach, treasurer and Mr RobertHughes, Tuchairnant, clerk, pro tem.
BURGLARY AT BANGOR CATHEDRAL. Bangor Cathedral has been the scene of an impudent burglary; About eight o'clock on Tuesday morning, March 17th, Robert Williams, the sexton, was opening the cathe- dral for early service, when he saw a ladder against the window next to the door on the south side, opposite the Star Hotel. It was found that the burglar or burglars had entered by the window and lowered themselves on to the chairs in the aisle below by meats of the window rope. Two of the chairs were loosened from their places, and spots of blood were found upon others below the window. Eight alms boxes were broken open and emptied, and a chest in the chapter room, containing the valuable com- munion plate, bad been forced open, but the contents were left whole. The cupboard containing the sacramental wine was opened, and one bottle taken. The thieves left the building by the chapter room door, unlocking it, and leaving the key in the inside. There were left behind a chisel having stamped on it the name" W. W. Toothill," and a small file. lThe police have found the owner of the chisel and file the burglars left behind them, and have ascertained that they were stolen from his workshop on Monday night.
WELSH ARCHIVES. One by one, valuable archives of antiquities in this country are being explored, and their contents made kaown, greatly to the advancement of archasologiciti science, and to the extension of knowledge respecting the habits, cus- toms, and culture of our remote ancestors. In Wales, the work of investigating the contents of rich libraries con- taining ancient MSS. and other objects of antiquarian interest, has been only very partially prosecuted, and the result of what has been accomplished has received but very limited publicity; but it is to be hoped that the revived Cymmrodorion Society, of London, will now resume the work which it nobly performed in this direction durino- the latter part of the last and the beginning of the present centuries. Mr Brinley Richards has lately been spending lBnVrC,?J nfa^/Tre^]<SEg VahabIe a*d extensive hlrary of the RIght Hon. Lady Llanover, at Llanover Court, the search, in this instance, having primarily wi ? °* obtaining materials illustrative of ancient W clsh national music, and of the national harp. Lady Llanover, who is well known as an ardent supporter of the institutions of the Cymry and an 'enthusiastic admirer of the native triple-stringed harp, herself materially assisted Mr Richards in accomplishing his task. We understand that the investigation has been highly satisfactory, and that the result will be made known in a lecture to be de- livered by Mr Richards at the Society of Arts in the course I of the ensuing month.-Westei-n Daily Press.
TRAFFIC RECEIPTS. 1874. Great Western 1 £ 96,555 West Midland 1873. South Wales J £ 91,520 1874. London and North-Western 1 £ 155.780 Shrewsbury and Hereford. J- 1873. Shropshire Union J R147,999 A CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS^ \ro ,n return of traffic receipts for the week ending March 8, 1874. Miles open, 178. Passengers, parcels, &c., merchandise, mineral?, aad cattle, £ 1,830; total for the week, £ 3,028; aggregate from commencement ot current half-year to this date £ 29,723. Corresponding week last year. Miles open, 178. Passengers, &c., tl, merchandise, &c., £ 1,837; total for the week, i,-j, Jfo aggregate from commencement of current half-year to this date, £ 29,143. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (61 miles open.)—Re- turn of traffic for the week ending March 15th, 1874:-Pas. sengers, parcels, &c., Y,257 4s. 5d.; goods and live stock, £1,080 3s. 4d.; total, 21,337 7s. 7d.; 221 ISs. Gd. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (61 miles open.) —Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 184 18s. 9d. goods and live stock, £ 918 I63. lid.; total, £ 1,100 15s. 8d. £ 18 Is. lid. P-r TAJ week>—Aggregate from 1st Jan. 1874, £ 14,491 iooo to ,-° 1873 £ 13,043,Is. 4d. Increase for this week 12s. Id. Increa.°R for 11 weeks £ 1,448 14s. 6'd.
DEAHŒSoS, NOISES IN THF, EAPtB,&C,,& c.-DELLAR'3 Essence for Beafness has proved an extraordinary remedy. It always relieves, generally cures, and is strongly recommended. It is quite harmless. Sold in bottles, at Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. each, by a!) Chemists.-Smale and Co., Opwe-stry. HATE Large Bottles Is. 6d. each. LOCKYER'S SULPHTJll HAIR RESTORER (Pepper's preparation) will completely restore in a few days grey hair to its origiua! colour without injury. Sold by all Chemists, and J. Pepper, 237, Tot- tenham Court Road, London, whose name, address, and trade mark must be ani the label, or it islspurious.-Smale and Co., Oswestry. THE CAMBRIAN -\T !I W AND ABERYSTWYTH TIMES HAS A LARGE AND INFLUENTIAL CIRCULATION Amongst all classes throughout the whole county of MERIONETHSHIRE, AND IN NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE AND SOUTH c ARNAEVONSnltiE. XT is the only English Paper which circulates to an^ considerable extent in much of the district, and 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, ™ „ B>' J- GIBSON. Mr MORGAN, of 30, Pier-street, continues to sell the paper; also Mr G. EDWAUDS, Great Darkgate-street; Mr WILLIAVIA, Pnntor; and Messrs. SMITH & SON, Railway station. The paper is also published a' HALA, by JACOB JONES, High-street, AND PORTMADOC, by DAVID LV!YD. THE CAMBRIAN NEW May now be had in Liverpool of Mr T Lr/ n, Tithe- barn-street.
A THEOLOGICAL CHALL^vGET We have been requested, by some 01 the sub. scribers to the Church Defence Institution, to insert a challenge which the Vicar of CAHNABVON and Mr G. E. LYON have addressed to fie Chair- man of a meeting of the Liberation Society at Rhyl, to discuss the question at i&suo between the associations, with two of the advocates of Disestablishment. The formal challenge, which will be found in another column, seems to have been sent in the heat of the moment, for it is dated March 18th, and was most likely in the hands of the printer the morning after the Church Defence meeting referred to. Whether the action of the valiant VICAR and his learned comrade will bear the test of their own reflection we shall not attempt to determine. All must u-.lmire tha courage with which they offer to represent tha Church Defence Institution, in both languages," and "in any Public Hall of adequate size in North Wales." The first challenge, indeed, was thrown down by the Rev. J. H. GORDON, a re- presentative of the Liberation Society, but that was a different thing. A Welsh audience, we may assume, would be mainly on the sida of the Disestablisher, and Mr LYON would have to be very happy in retort to win that sympathetic applause without which the task which the vicar and the barrister propose to undertake is arduous indeed. For these pub- lic debates are chiefly a matter of retort. The strife is for victory, not for truth, however single-minded the combatants may be, and other things boing equal, ho who can give the zharpost replies on the spur of the moment conies off the victor. It is possible, of course, that the causa of truth may be advanced by a happy sally, but it is equally or rather more probable that the re- sult will be just the other way, and Me ^rs EVANS and GORDON will show their wisdom hotter, per- haps, by refusing than by accepting the challenge, especially when they take into account the Rev. H. T. EDWARDS'S polemical history. We all know how redoubtable a champion of his own views the VICAR is. He belongs to that happy class of mortals who are untroubled by the doubts and pains of the search for truth, not because he is indifferent to it, but because, fortunate man he has discovered the precious thing which some of his fellows are toiling after in so much darkness and perplexity. To him the heaven has opened and revealed its precious secret. The question is, how far it is worth while arguing with a gentleman of this kind. It is plain that those of us who only profess to be seekers after the truth, to whom the heavens have been more unkind, leaving us with nothing but the hope that we may gradually know more, and the belief that while some of our own opinions are doubtless false some of those we disbelieve are true, must suffer serious disadvantage in coming into conflict with this infallible VICAR. On the whole, is it not better to leave him undisturbed in the enjoyment of his happy immunity from the troubles of less favoured men? Who knows but that, in the discussion he rashly invites, some glimmering of doubt may enter his mind, and disturb the enviable placidity of his faith ? The horrible suspicion that possibly, after all, it is unfair to decree that the Church of the minority shall be the State Church of Wales, may cross his hither- to undivided mind, and launch him on a sea of doubts. Even to him there may come the thought that truth may be something different from his own opinions, and that no body of men, call it Parliament or Conclave, has a right to mark out the limits of religion by legalizing one set of opinions, or to set up barriers against the advance of knowledge. In consideration, therefore, for the feelings of Mr EDWARDS, let us hope the challenge will not be accepted, and that he will be allowed to carry on the crusade against Dissent uninterrupted by a single suspicion that his vehement rhetoric may be only the echo of his own erroneous opinions, and not, as he supposes, of the perfect counsels of Heaven.
.0 LAMPETER GUARDIANS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. There is lying before us a correspondence be- tween the Lampeter Board of Guardians and the Local Government Board on the subject of build- ing a Workhouse for the Union. From the cor- respondence it is evident that the representatives of the ratepayers feel that they have been treated in an arbitrary manner, and consequently there has been a degree of resistance to the wishes of the central authority which even the guardians themselves, we presume, do not pretend alto- gether to defend. If relief could be administered efficiently and wisely without the workhouse test there would be no question as to th? wisdom of not building a workhouse, but experience shows that where workhouses do not exist, or what amounts to the same thing, where they are not used, pauperism increases to alarming nropor- tions, and the whole population is enervated. If the Lampeter Board had been able to appeal to a low percentage of pauperism in support of the course they have hitherto taken the argu- ment would have been a strong one, but, unfor- tunately, this is not the case, and Lampeter com- pares unfavourably even with other Welsh unions and as is well known Wales altogether has a greater percentage of paupers than even the poor districts of England. We do not desire to add to the irritation of the Guardians in their pre- sent trying circumstances, but there can be no doubt the wisest plan now would be to leave the