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BOARD OF GUARDIANS.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. 18.L he fortnightly meeting of the board was held in boardroom of the union workhouse on Menday. i'esent—Mr Morrie Davies (in the chair); Rev John vice-chairman Mr William Jones, Brynowen, •Hr W. B. Powell, Nanteos, and Mr O. D. Wemyss, ^pfficios; Rev Prebendary WilliamB, Messrs C. M. "Williams, and John Morgan, timber merchant, Aber- ystwyth; Rev J. M. Griffiths, Llanfihangel Geneu'r- gyn Rev J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar Messrs Hugh Y^ghes, Glynpadarn; David Lewis, Llanrhystid; Dd. ~2»nes,Rest; David Rowlands, Mabwshen; John Jones, ^Joelglomen David Owen, Maenelin E. J. Morgan, ijjtelindwr; James Jones, Llwynglas James Jones, Tyllwyd; John Jones, Penbwlch William Evans, David Jenkins, Glangors; Richard Hughes, fahendre- John James, Tynrhos Richard Thomas, ^pysgaga Thomas James, Llwyniorwerth; Thomas ^Hich, Gelmast Evan Richards, Penuwch David jpnes, Bryncastell William Paull, Cwmbrwyno; *lttgh Hughes, jun., clerk; and Dr John Jones, Medical officer. THE HOUSE. The Master reported that there were 62 in the bo-ase, against 76 in the corresponding fertnight of year. The number of vagrants relieved was 33, gainst 63 in the corresponding fortnight of last year. FINANCE. The following out-relief was administered dnring pa8t fortnight :—Aberystwyth district, per Mr Jones, < £ 39 6s 6d, to 160 paupers; corresponding *°rtnight of last year, £ 42 13s Od, to 170 paupers geneu'rglyn district, per Mr John D. Jones, £ 49 10s, to 190 paupers corresponding fortnight of last year, ^>2 5s Od, to 204 paupers; liar district, per Mr Joseph Horgan, £ 43 5s 6d, to 168 paupers; corresponding *°rtnight of last year. £ 44 8s 0d,to 172 paupers. The 4raount in the bank to the credit of the union was <1,422 158 2d. A CHARGE. Mr John Morgan said there was one bill which the Jotnmittee had refused to pass a fortnight ago, and now proposed that the chairman should give the Masons why they refused to do so. The Chairman said he regretted that a bill was tesented before them which affected a grave ^testion whether a servant or officer of this board, carrying out the orders of the board, or under- ^feing journeys, ought not to be as econmical as Possible, and should not when he asked for repay- ment only ask for the exact amount expended by They had a bill brought before them that day I°rtnight, and he regretted to say that they had certain reasons to find fault with nearly every one the items. The bill was for the conveyance of a j^Qatic from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen. The was a woman, and consequently it was Accessary to have a woman to accompany her she 8 violent, and therefore it was necessary that a gpliceman should also accompany them. There were •S»eref°re four tickets to go and three to come back. Jhe charge was made for four third class tickets to ,Pmarthen at so much, but they found the amount ended for each ticket was a less amount than that dually charged. By breaking his journey at Pen- der, and then taking another ticket to Carmarthen, y Was cheaper than if he took through tickets from ■^berygtwyth • but the officer charged the full fare, also 5s 8d for the policeman, while the fare was y 3s 6d. He believed that 10s 8d was charged -ore for railway fares than the sum expended by the jjjBcer. It was intended to have brought the bill i^fore the board and to have given the exact figures ,barged, and he was going to propose that the sum 5a allowed for his day's expenses should be dis- j^owed, but he now found that the ground had been from under their feet by the relations having wjd the bill. The Rev Prebendary Williams asked why the rations had not paid before ? Could the chairman 11 them who was the relieving officer alluded to ? The Chairman If it is the wish of the board. ifr C. M. Williams said he thought the full case >Md be put before the board, and that the officer ^oald have every fair play. He hoped the guardians *°nld always be consistent, and that they would ^*er make any distinction. ^The Rev J. Pugh asked if there was any reason V the relations should have paid ? %|The Chairman said he regretted to say that the was Mr J. Jones, Aberystwyth. -& Prebendary Williams I should like to ask the re- aving officer why he did not get the money from the Stives before ? jone8 Because the time was too short. Prebendary Williams Why did you go to the rela- tes after presenting the bill ? Jones Because I wanted to get as much as we hf1* from them, as we always do. v Prebendary Williams Who was the person (the ^tic) ? Jones The widow of David Jenkins, who has blrother in London, and a sister also in London. In reply to a question, The Chairman said he did not know who D. Jenkins but he was a sailor, and the woman was not in of out-door relief. 1tr C. M. Williams asked if it was usual to get as Z.ftch money as they could from relatives, and was tre any exception in this case ? s The Rev J. M. Griffiths said that if Jones had done best and got the money there would have been no sity to present the bill to the union but after e bill was disputed Mr Jones went to the relatives fish out the money, and got it. Mr C. M. Williams said that Mr Jones's explana- \)11 was that the time was too short. Prebendary Williams (to Mr Jones) Do you plead 1(1lty to this charge P Mr Jones I do not. Prebendary Williams Did you charge it ? \1:1' Jones That you have nothing to do with. i The Chairman Mr Jones presented the bill this 3*y fortnight for payment, and he never gave us the JJightest intimation that the pauper's relatives would **Pay us—he never gave us the slightest expecta- n. itr Jones After this day fortnight I went to see *bout her furniture. The Chairman The bill was produced here, and I ^R|ied my name in fall, but where it is now I can't ifr John Morgan Mr Jones took it way. Mr Jones No you refused to let me have it. Prebendary Williams Could we not report this ft so as to get an investigation into the whole er ? Itev J. M. Griffiths No, I would not do that. fc,The Chairman: He admitted to us this day fort- i Mr Jones: I paid the full fare in coming back; in going down there was a difference of about 4s. v Mr John Morgan: I am prepared to prove that Mr sdid not pay the full fare in coming back. Mr Jones: Have you got proof of that? Rev J. T. Griffiths Is the amount paid? The Chairman I can't tell. I asked that the bill ^Juld be kept. Mr Jones It was the regular fare I charged. ♦ The Chairman •. You admitted to me you charged fare and paid less. v J. M. Griffiths Who got the ticket for the officer? Mr Jones It was himself. ♦ The Rev J. M. Griffiths: Did Mr Jones give the amount (5a 8d) to the police officer in going down v* coming back ? The Chairman: He is not bound to answer that. ^Mr Jones I don't thiuk you ought to go into the ^prebendary Williams thought they ought to refer <3*8 matter for enquiry, so as to clear Mr Jones's eter. It was due to him that they should have independent inquiry. The Kev J. M. Griffiths said they wanted to prevent Repetition in future. *jMr Jones said there was a bill before them some- ago from one who was an officer in connection ,th the board, and several pounds were taken off his -L but there was no row or anything at all about it. .-The Chairman He was not an officer of the board, was discussed in the full board. wMrC. M. Williams He was Mr Hughes's under- trk J. M. Griffiths Was that a parallel case? *he Chairman No, not quite. he Clerk: He charged for his time. He was "h working for me, and I did not allow him his 's. v J. U. Griffiths This is a specific charge of ging something like 108 more than he actually "'1d. Jones That I do not admit. The Chairman You distinctly admitted it. tk v J. M. Griffiths: The very fact of your not pro- ving the bill shows that you admit it. Jones: The bill was in your hands; I don't £ w where it is. ^Mr John Morgan: You took the bill from my hand, '^J^e Chairman: My own opinion is that Jones has i^itted it, and he has acted very unwisely. It is IL if for the house committee to do their duty lL;"ey cannot trust their officers in a matter of this tion. David Jenkins Quite right. C. M. Williams very much regretted this, but fj~ibly Mr Jones thought he was justified in having lbonlY; but he wished that the board would 8 be 10 consistent, because when he brought a ^whare a sum was overcharged the whole thing (^Srman did not know to what Mr Williams tijeferring. C. M. Williams aaid he brought forward an of 41. Prebendary Williams said this wao a new board. Rev J. M. Griffithis said that Mr W illiams' charge could not be made against the great majority of the members of the finance committee. This was the first bill which they had refused to pay, and if Mr Jones had only benefited a little by his own ingenuity and tact probably no notice would be taken of it. Rev Prebendary Williams suggested that the officer should be reprimanded, and he hoped that this would be a warning to him in future. Rev J. M. Griffiths: We must have the officers to do their duty straight. Mr David Jones, Rest, quite agreed with the com- mittee, and they ought to be backed up in this matter. The Chairman said that since the new board the house committee had been a very strong one, and they did their work thoroughly. The matter then dropped. ELECTION OF MEDICAL OFFICER. In accordance with an advertisement which appeared in the local papers, the board proceeded to the election of a medical officer for Aberystwyth dis- trict and the workhouse consequent upon the Local Government Board refusing to sanction the appoint- ment of Dr Morris Jones. There were three applica- tions received-Dr Rees Davies, Dr Morris Jones, and Dr Rice Williams but the latter gentleman stated that if Mr Jones's application was entertained he would not oppose his re-election. Mr C. M. Williams remarked that it was rather a novel application. Rev J. M. Griffiths said it showed a very good spirit, that he would not oppose the re-election of an old officer. Mr C. M. Willihms asked if it was probable that the Local Government Board would sanction the appointment of Mr Jones. He referred to the letter read that day fortnight in which they refused to sanction or confirm the appointment for reasons which they all knew, and he asked if they were now going to play the part of children. Would it be dignified on the part of this board to act in this way ? Mr William Jones did not think they had anything to do with that. Mr C. M. Williams said they certainly had. He also read a letter received from the Local Govern- ment Board in 1883 complaining of Mr Jones's conduct. Several members displayed an impatience to pro- ceed, and after some conversation the election was proceeded with, Dr Rice Williams's name being withdrawn. The result of the ballot was Dr Morris Jones 24 Dr Rees Davies 6 I Mr John Morgan proposed, and Mr E. J. Morgan seconded, the election of Dr Morris Jones as medical officer for the urban district; and the Rev J. M. Griffiths proposed, and Mr David Lewis seconded, that he be elected medical officer for the workhouse. Both resolutions were agreed to. Mr C. M. Williams gave notice that at the next meeting he should move that the Local Government Board be asked to hold an enquiry into the conduct of Dr Morris Jones. He had called attention to an amputation case at Borth, where X2 was charged, whereas only .£1 should have been charged. He also asked the clerk whether he had sent up the vaccina- tion books to London ? The Clerk Yes, I did. Mr C. M. Williams And you have had them back ? The Clerk No, I have not. Mr T. Smith And Mr Joseph Morgan as well. Mr David Jenkins suggested that the whole lot that had done badly should have an enquiry held over them (laughter). Mr C. M. Williams I am only dealing with charges that I found out myself. Mr T. Smith You wanted to save Joseph Morgan from first to last. MrC. M. Williams No, I certainly did not. The Chairman asked Mr C. M. Williams if there was not a difficulty in his way ? He could not hold an enquiry on the conduct of a man who was not in the service of the board. Mr C. M. Williams said he gave notice in order to discuss it. The Chairman He's no longer a servant of the board. From this minute he is to be treated as a new man. Mr William Jones said that if Mr Williams was going to make a proposition he would give notice that he should propose an amendment that they refuse to ask for an enquiry. The matter then dropped. TREAT TO THE CHILDREN. The Master made an application on behalf of Mr and Mrs J. T. Morgan that the children should be allowed to go to Nantceirio on Tuesday, and remain there until about ten o'clock at night, so that they might see the bonfire, &a. Permission was granted, and the thanks of the board were accorded to Mr and Mrs Morgan. OVERSEERS' BONDSMEN. The Clerk reported that he had been in communica. tion with the overseers, requiring them to find proper securities.
THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD…
THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS. PROCESSION AND MEETING. Our readers have seen in our columns from time to time the reports of the several Temperance meetings that have been held during the winter months in Aberystwyth and the immediate neighbourhood. These meetings have been not without some measure of success. In consequence of the persistent efforts of the Good Templars, and the advocacy of zealous temperance friends, total abstinence has lately gained ground and obtained not a few converts. The number of members whose names are enrolled on the books of the Good Templar lodges has within re- cent months steadily increased so numerous have the numbers become that on Friday, the 17th, they were able to present a demonstration. There are at present four lodges-the Ystwyth (Welsh) and the Star (English),. and two juvwnile lodges, the Noddfa (Welsh) and the Olive Plant (English). On Friday evening, about half-past six, the members of all the lodges formed themselves into array in front of the Good Templars' Hall, and in a most orderly pro- cession marched forth, three abreast, through Mar- ket-street, Bridge-street, Mill-street, Lewis-terrace, Mary-street,Terrace-road. Marine-terrace,Pier-street, Great Darkgate-street, and North Parade to Shiloh chapel. The order of the procession was as follows —The band, the great banner of the old Temperance Society—an ensign which has done duty for this and kindred societies for more than half a century mem- bers of the adult lodges in very considerable force and then came the juvenile lodges. These last car- ried proudly their bannerets bearing suitable mottoes and texts, the Noddfa Juvenile lodge being headed by their own banner, borne gaily by youthful standard bearers. The whole demonstration, aided by favourable weather, made an impressive, telling and splendid spectacle. The adults wore their proper regalia, the officials wearing their scarlet, and the ordinary members their plain white, with coloured bows. Amongst others in the procession we noticed: —Brothers George Green (mayor), H. J. Williams (Plenydd), D. Samuel, M.A., Absalom Prya (Pen- llwyn), Capt Edward Hall, Capt Thomas Richards, Messrs Thomas Owen, Richard Jones, J. T. Lloyd, W. P. Williams, &c. The marshalls for the adults were Brothers Daniel Thomas, Thomas Vaughan, J. D. James, William Jenkins, Edwin Morris, Edward Hall, jun., and Hugh Hughes; and the following marshalled the juvenile lodges — Sisters Davies (Terrace) and Lumb, and Brothers R. T. Parry, Dd. Edwards, R. D. James, W. W. Davies, and T. J. Samuel. On arriving at Shiloh chapel the Good Templars seated themselves in the spacious gallery, while the audience occupied the lower part of the edifice. At half-past seven the Rev Job Miles took the chair, supported by Plenydd and the Rev Prin- cipal Edwards, D.D. After singing the well-known hymn, "Marchog lesu yn llwyddianus," to the tune "Hyfrydol, Brother W. Wynne Davies read a part of Scripture and engaged in prayer, and the chair- man having briefly opened the proceedings, Plenydd delivered, in Welsh, a most impressive and eloquent address on the subject of temperance and purity of life. He was followed by Principal Edwards, who delivered in both tongues a noble ora- tion on the attainment of a high ideal in life. Both speeches were a vigorous appeal to the young men to become great in character. The usual votes of thanks brought a successful demonstration and excellent meeting to a close.
JUBILEE DISTINCTIONS. The Queen has beet pleased, on the occasion of her Jubilee to confer a number of distinctions and dignities. Mr C. E. J. Phillips, Picton Castle, Pem- brokeshire, has been made a baronet, and Mr Pryce Jones, Newtown, a knight. Mr Hugh Owen, C.B., permanent secretary of the Local Government Board, is to be a knight commander.
LLANGORWEN. A Jubilee service was held in the above church on Tuesday, at ten o'clock. The congregation was not large, though still quite large enough to render very creditably the special service appointed for the day, in which all joined very heartily. The Rev J. Morris, M.A., curate of Oswestry, preached the sermon. He dwelt on the "immense changes in the national life that have occurred daring the half century last past the life of our Queen, the progress of our nation and the growth of our Church. At the close of the service the national anthem was sweetly sung, the children aiDe- ing out most loyally and Intitily.
Aberystwyth, from Constitution Hill. [FROM "PICTORIAL WALEF."] I Bird's Rock, Towyn. I
CHURCH EXTENSION. ENLARGEMENT OF TRINITY CHURCH. The success which has attended the labours of the ministers and laity responsible for the conduct of services at Trinity Church, in this town, has been a surprise to all acquainted with local church affairs. It is only about nine months since the nave of Trinity was opened, and then it was the general opinion that no further effort at extension would be required for some years to come. Indeed, some, who are not conspicuous for the favour with which they look upon the old mother Church, prophesied, with, much eon- fidence, that the congregation would be composed of but few people, and that the building would soon be proved of no use whatever, from a religious point of view. Events, however, have shown that the advice of Artemus Ward is still very excellent, namely, not to prophesy until after the event, as the doleful prognostications of these people have, in this case, proved the very reverse of correct. From the first day that Trinity has been opened for divine worship until the present moment; it has proved far too small to meet the convenience of the congregation, and Sunday after Sunday the people have flocked thither, sometimes in such numbers that many have had to leave the doors, being unable to get sitting accom- modation. For the first few weeks it was thought that this state of things would not continue—that when the long winter evenings set in the congregation would fall off, and then the attendance could be taken at its true value but in this respect, again, the surprise was complete, for in all weathers the attendance varied but slightly in numbers, and now that the summer is upon us again the congregations are inconveniently large. Finding that the accom- modation at Trinity was far too small to meet the requirements of the neighbourhood even in winter, the Rev Prebendary Williams, vicar, Rev D. W. Jen- kins, curate, Dr. J. M. Jones, D. C. C. John Lloyd (churchwardens), and members of the congregation met together to consider what steps should be taken, and it was at once decided to proceed with the build- ing of the church by adding the two transepts and a part of the tower. This means d. fresh responsibility of about J63,OOO, and for a congregation drawn for the most part from the middle and poorer classes it is a serious undertaking, and one which will bear heavily upon them for some time to come but the circumstances were of really such a pressing nature as to brook no undue delay, because already in a church which was only intended to accommodate about 340 people there is a congregation of between three and four hundred worshipping. Much of the success of Trinity is to be attributed, without doubt, to the bright, cheerful service introduced, the excel- lent singing led by an efficient choir under the con- ductorship of Mr Richard James, and the urbane, genial and friendly manner in which both vicar and curate mix with the people of all grades. Also, there is not a member in the congregation but who is made to feel, in some way or other, that he has a personal interest in the welfare of Trinity, and it is really astonishing that in so short a period a new congrega- tion should become so welded and united together. Another gratifying feature in connection with Trinity Church is its Sunday school, which, in the course of a few months, has exceeded three hundred in number; the school-room permissible to them at the National Schools became too cramped, and the vicar and teachers had to seek refuge for a number of the scholars at the Board Schools, for which an annual rent is now paid. It is but right that all these facts should be made known to the public, because they show that the proceedings which we report below were not the result of a desire for an ostentatious display upon the part of the vicar, curate, and con- gregation of Trinity; but that stern necessity has entailed upon them the responsibility of a great work, in which they seek the assistance of all who have the spread of Christianity at heart, and particu- larly of those who desire the success of the Estab- lished Church in Wales. At a meeting of the build- ing committee held last week, Messrs J. & D. Evans, of Aberystwyth and Llanddewi-brefi, builders, who are well-known throughout this and neighbouring counties, secured the contract for £ 2,475 but with extras and architect's charges, little short of £ 3,00u will be required, and to meet this sum about Xl,000 may now be relied upon. Both vicar and people are, however, very confident that the circumstances of the case are so peculiar as to recommend it to the favourable consideration of numerous friends, and with a strong and long pull together they anticipate but little difficulty in obtaining the full amount. The church, when completed, will be one of the most handsome modern structures in the diocese, and will be an ornament to the town. It is situated at the front of Buarth Mawr, and has undoubtedly met a need which was not supposed to have existed until the opening in August last. Many of the working classes who formerly seldom, if ever, entered a place of worship, are now to be found amongst the most regular attendants, while others who were Church- people in name only are now also taking an active interest. The building committee were, we think, very happy and fortunate in the selection of Jubilee day for the laying of the foundation stone of the transepts and tower, and they were also fortunate in obtaining the consent of the Countess of Lisburne, who is always ready to aid religious and philanthropic works in this town, to lay the stone. On Tuesday morning a jubilee service was held in the Church, when the Rev Prebendary Williams, vicar, and the Rev D. W. Jenkins, curate, officiated. There was a large attendance, and the form of service used was that specially appointed to be used in all churches on this august occasion. Also special hymns were suag, the ohoir entering the church sing- ing "God save the Queen." The Vicar preached from Leviticus xxv. 9. "Then shaltthou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound." The preacher said:— This day has been solemnly set apart as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God for sparing the life of our gracious Queen to reign over us for the long space of fifty years. It is an event which must be rare in the history of any country. During the last thousand years there have been before but three kings in this country who have seen the jubilee day of their rule. Henry III, a prince noted for his piety and devotion and his regular attendance on public worship, reigned for the long period of fifty six years. Edward III. was king for more than fifty years. His reign was one of the longest and the most glorious that occurs in the annals of this great country. He was a man noted for his affable and obliging behaviour, his munificence and generosity. He also, by his valour, gained the affections of his people, and by the prudence and vigour of his administration, England enjoyed a longer interval of domestic peace and tranquility than she had been blest with in any former period, or than she experi- enced for many years after. The next king who was ■par«d to see the jubilee day of his accession to the throne was George III. This king ruled for the very long period of sixty years. He was a sovereign who enjoyed the affectionate lojaltj of the English nation. If his example could not make all men uni- formly moral, it did all that could be done by the practice of the humblest domestic virtues, the most unaffected piety, and the most exemplary regularity. His conduct as a husband, a father, and a master secured the respect of all who beheld him nearly, and was approved by the moral feelings of the whole nation. He was most anxious for the welfare of his subjects, and benevolently expressed his wish that every poor child in his dominions might be able to read his Bible-and have a Bible to read." But of all the kings and queens who have sat on the throne of Edward the Confessor there has been no king or queen who has so completely won the affections of her people as the present occupant of the throne. In ^11 her joys and sorrows the people of this country have joyed and sorrowed with her, and the reason for ithis loyal and affectionate devotion is not far too seek, for does not she take her full share and interest in all the trials, troubles, and afflictions that may befal any of her subjects ? Whatever calamity may overtake the miner in the pit, the sailor on the ocean, or the soldier on the field of battle, the Queen in her tender solicitude is ever ready with her. gracious messages to console and comfort the sorrow- ing relatives and friends. In her domestic and Private life she is a pattern to all her subjects: and her Court is one of the most pure in all the kingdoms of the world. We have then, my friends, many reasons for rejoicing and for thankfulness as a nation to-day. God has blessed us for the last fifty years with a thoroughly wise and gentle ruler. Our beloved Queen is always ready to listen to the. wishes of her people, and to let the voice of the majority prevail. The machine of State works evenly and smoothly in this country, without any of the commotions and disturbances that we read of in foreign lands. When the will of the nation has been constitutionally ex- pressed, the in-coming ministers enter office and the out-going ministers quietly and gently leave the management of affairs to those who have the confi- dence of the nation. This is a great national blessing, for which we must thank Almighty God. We have a flree country, and we have a free government, and we have a constitutional Sovereign, who carries out all the improvements in the State that her subjects may demand. When we look back during the last fifty years,, and compare the state of the country then with, what it is now, how marvellous has been the pro- gress. What advances have been made in the- arts and sciences. What improvement in the condition of the people. I remember some few years ago meeting an intelligent American, who had left this country and had lived in America for forty years. On his return, After that long interval, he said that he could scarcely believe that it was the same eountry. "The hills and the valleys, it is true," he said, are t/he same as when I left my native land, but everything else is completely altered the wood and thatched cottages and farm-houses have all disapppeared, and in their place there are neat and elegant buildings. The food of the people is different, their clothing has improved, their intelligence has been developed. Their churches and chapels have been restored; or rebuilt. Hospitals, homes for the sick and needy, and asylums for the destitute have been multiplied' and the Bible is in the hands of every child. This was the impression made on the mind of a map who had not observed the gradual progress that had been going on, but had come back after a lapse of forty years. But think, my friends, what advances have been made during the present reign in the arts and sciences, how knowledge has increased, how education has spread. How marvellous have been the dis- coveries and application of scientific knowledge. The traveller is now, carried by steam-power at a rapid rate, both by land and sea, regardless of wind and weather. Cities and towns are lighted up with electricity, so that the inhabitants thereof can walk through the streets at midnight as; if it were the middle of the day. Intelligence is flashed by means of the electric telegraph from one end of the world to the other in a moment of time. These are some of the wonders of Her Majesty's reign. No less mar- vellous, however, than the expansion of knowledge has been the expansion of the vast dominions which owe allegiance to our Queen. The teeming millions of India, and our vast and varied colonies in all parts of the globe, to-day rejoice with us in doing honour to the Sovereign under whose sway they have so wonderfully expanded and prospered. I need not tell you how incumbent it is upon us to-day to acknowledge these improvements in ous country, and to thank the Giver of all good things for the blessings which he has showered upon us as a nation. But it is not sufficient to acknowledge these blessings in words. We must show that our thank- fulness is real by deed as well as by words. You have here an opportunity to-day of showing your gratitude to Almighty God by helping this church to his honour and giory. God has given you a wise and good ruler for fifty years. Will you not show your thankfulness by making some offering to His honour in return? Lip-service and mouth.hononr are of no avail, unless the heart joins in the work. Let us, therefore, to-day thank our God in word and in deed for all the mercies which he has bestowed on us as a nation during the last fifty years. It is by Him that kings reign and princes. decree justice. He ruleth the hearts of kings. The proceedings proper in conmeotion with the lay- ing of the foundation stone commenced at three o'clock, when the clergy, members of the building committee, choristers, and members of the congrega- tion, together with a large number of friends from the other two churches and public. generally, met at the Town Hall. Invitations had been sent to the various public bodies and friendly societies to join in the procession; the local contingent of the Salvation Army and the members of the Loyal Lodge of Alfreds, were present, as well as many members of the St. Padarn lodge, who during the morning had marched through the town. A party from Court Old Castle, Ancient Order of Foresters, also attended with their large and handsome banner. All the church choirs of the town, together with that of Llaubadarn, were nnited for the occasion, and they rendered very excellent service. The procession was formed and marshalled by D.C.C. John Lloyd, and Sergeant- major Holmes, assisted by the staff of the 5th brigade, Royal Artillery, who very kindly placed their services at the disposal of the committee. The following was the order of procession:— Policemen. Salvation Army and Banner. Loyal Lodge of Alfreds. Members of the Congregation. Building Committee. Choirs-Trinity, St. Michael's, St. Mary's, and Llan- badarn. Clergy- Prebendary Williams, J. Pugh, R.D., Llanbadarn; T. R. Morioe, Lridge-street J. T. Griffiths, Llanilar J. M. Griffiths, Llanfihangel Gen,ou'rglyn William Evans, Llangorwen A. Williams, Elereh W. Evans, St. Michael's T. Thomas, Talybont; M. Morgan, Penrhyncoch: T. Parry, Llanbadarn J. Thomas, Rhostie W. Williams, Llanafan ;D. L. Davies, St. Mary's, and D. W. Jenkins, Trinity. Church,wardene-Dr J. H. Jones and D.C.C. Joha L Llofd. The weather Was wi.tt may be described as "Queen's weather"-the Bun shining in her full splendour, with a warm freeze, which was in)-t pleasant. In the front wa. ib large banuer, and also each choir was headed with ft beautifully worked banner, which, together with fciie surpliced clergy and choirs, the rosetted building committee, and the brilliant summer costumes of the Lwiies, had a decidedly pleasing effect, which was again added to as the route was being covered by the many coloured flags which were suspended from the windows, The procession was witnessed by hundreds, -if not thousands, of people. The choirs were under the leadership of Mr Richard James, Bridge-street, and when they led off the processional hymn, Onward Christian soldiers," it was heartily taken up all along the line. Some idea of the length of the procession will be arrived at when we state that :t reached from the Town Hall to the Terrace-road end of Portland- street, up which they traversed, theu through Terrace-road, and iuto North-parade. On reaching Northgate-street, the processionists were confronted by a string of flags spanning the roadway from the Coopers' Arms to the Penglais lodge, and on the centre flag was a very nicely-worked motto, "Success to Trinity Chnrch." A bannerette was also suspended from one of the windows of the Coopers' Arms, on which was inscribed, "Prosperity to the Welsh Church." Flags, Ac., were hung from all the cottage windows in Pound-place,through which the proc, ssion had to pass, Skinner-st., &c., and the kindliest feeling was displayed. On reaching the Church the party were met by the Countess of Lisburne, who had already been received by Mrs Williams (wife of the vicar). Buarth Mawr proved a splendid place from which to witness the interesting proceedings, and it was crowded with spectators, while as many as possibly could crowded within and around the rail- ings which separate the Church property from the road adjoining. After the numerous concourse of people had composed themselves in a manner as ne r:y approaching order as possible, the Rev D. W. i Jenkins intoned the versicles (Mr Lovell presiding at the harmonium), commencing "Our help is in the Lord," to which the people answered, "Who hath made heaven and earth," &c.; and then f salm 87, Her foundations are upon the holy hills," was chanted. The Rev J. Pugh read the lesson, Ephesians ii., 19-22, after which the Rev D. W. Jenkins again intoned the service, which was fol- lowed by the congregation repeating the Lord's prayer. The Rev Prebendary Williams read the prayers, the whole congregation afterwards singing the hymn, The Church's one foundation." After this the Countess of Lisburne stepped forward, and the trowel was handed to her ladyship by Mr Georee Jones, architect. The Countess always desires that no unnecessary expenditure should be incurred in procuring an elaborate trowel when she is invited to do work of this kind, and on this occasion a sub- stantial implement was- secared, only adorned with a small silver shield on the handle, on which was in- scribed, Holy Trinity Church. Used by the Countess of Lisburne, Jubilee Day, 1887." Her ladyship then proceeded to' lay the stone in a thoroughly practical manner,a.nd afterwards declared it laid, by using the following words, In the faith of Jesus Christ we place this foundation stone in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," the whole congregation joining in the grand Amen." The hymn, 0 Lord of hosts, whose glory fills," having been rane-, the united choirs gave a beautiful rendering to the "Hallelujah Chorus," which was listened to with deep attention. The Rev Prebendary Williams read two collects, and God save the Queen" was* sung, Miss Pryce giving a superb rendering to the solo. This concluded the proceedings in connection with the foundation laying, and they certainly were most successful throughout. A collection was made, which amounted to XIG9s 4ld. At the mording service X5 <!s Id was collected, and the total realised, including the collecting cards, was nearly X120. In the evening a Jubilee concert was held in the Assembly Rooms, Great Darkgate-street, the pro- ceeds of which were devotedi to the building fund. A considerable number of tickets had been disposed of. but owing, no doubt, to the extremely fine weather, the attendance was not so large as was anticipated. The fronts seats were iairy well filled, but the back part of the hall was but thinly populated. A most excellent programme of sacred and secular music had been providsd, two of the ladies Miss Howell-Thomas and Miss Beatrice Hancocke—coming from Carmarthen to take part, while Miss Pryce, Miss Nellie Owen, Miss Alice Lewis, Miss L. Lloyd, Mr Maldwyn Evans, and Professor Brough, are so well known to Aberystwyth audiences as to need no commendation from us. The Rev Prebendary Williams presided, and introduced the various performers. The choir, under the leadership of Mr Richard James, gave a most correct and faithful rendering of the anthem, 0 Lord, our Governor," and Miss Nellie Owen followed with the solo by Topliff, Remember now thy Creator," in which she displayed no small amouat of ability, and the rendering was decidedly creditable. Mr Maldwyn Evans proved in excellent voice, and in the solo from Handel's works Sound an Alarm," he so completely mastered the intricacies of a most difficult piece as to elicit a well-deserved encore. Miss Robinson sang very prettily "Othou that tellest;" and Miss M. EPryce gave Gounod's solo, There is a green hill far away," for which she was warmly applauded. Sullivan's beautiful and ecstatic so, The Lost Chord," was sung by Miss Howell Thomas she has a finer rich, pure contralto voice, and she delighted hM" audience with her exquisite rendering of this wry beautiful piece of music. We are confident that Miss Thomas vill be welcomed by audiences in this town henceforth. An instrumental solo on the violin—a melody from Molique-was played by Professor Brough. The instrumentation was most creditable, and was received with warm applause.. The choir sang the authem by Elvey, "Praise the Lord," in which all the parts were well sustained, and the harmony was good, so that it was very. pleasing. The first part was brought to a conclusion by the singing of the National Anthem as arranged by Sir Michael Costa. Miss Pryce sang the solo in her J usual eloquent style, and the choir followed in the chorus the audience, upstanding, also joined in the chorus, the effect being most telling. In the second part, the cboir again opened with the favourite Welsh air (as arranged by Barnby) Men of Har- lesta," which was followed by Miss Alice Lewis giving Hope Temple's song, "When we meet." in which she met with a round of applause. Mr H. J. Rhys sang very effectively The Midshipmite." He has a pure tenor voice, which would repay for a careful training. Miss L. Lloyd (D.C.C. John Lloyd's little daughter) who is so general a favourite, sang How is that?" in so quaint and pleasing manner as to leave no doubt that she would be re-called; indeed, this is always inevitable with Miss Lloyd, ahd so it proved on this occasion. The duet Howell and Blodwen," brought Miss Pryce and Mr Maldwyn Evans to the front. and they gave a charming rendering, which met with a very hearty reception. Miss Aneley, a professor at Girton College, Cambridge, gave a very nice render- ing of the song sands of Dee," and Miss Howell- Thomas again delighted her hearers by her charming and pathetic rendering of the beautiful song Love's sweet song;" she met with an undeniable encore, and she kindly complied. Mr H. J. Rhys was as jolly as The four jolly smiths," of whom he sang, and his spirited rendering was highly appreciated. Miss Pryce sang Millard's song, "Waiting," most effectively, and was warmly applauded. Professor Brough gave an instrumental solo, which was fol- lowed by Miss Nellie Owen singing The way of the world," and Mr Maldwyn Evans sang Close to the threshold," the choir afterwards giving the part song, England's glory." It was now past ten o'clock, and the audience evidently wished to get afway to see the illuminations in different parts of the town. The accompanists were Miss Beatrice Han- cocke, Mr Lovell, Miss May Lloyd, Miss Aneley, Miss Ellis, Llanbadarn-road, and Professor Brough.
LLANBADARN FAWR. THB ODDFELLOWS AND THE JUBILEE.—The mem- bers of the St. Pa.dn's lodge of Oddfellows held a demonstration on Tuesday. In the morning they at- tended divine service at the church, when the Rev. T. Parry, curate, officiated, and preached a suitable sermon. They returned to the lodge-room (Goger- ddan Arms), where a procession was tormed; four of their number were mounted on horseback, vi, I:G's Thomas Richvds. Isaac Vaughan, W. Evaus, and Bro. Thomas Roberts. Then followed the large ban- ner, kindly lent them by the Foresters' Court at Aberystwyth, and the band of the 5th Brigade, R.A. The marihalls were P.S. Lewis Evans, and P.Gs. J. Griffiths and David Jones. They proceeded to Bron- padarn, where they were met by Capt Cosens, who said that he was a member of the lodge, and it al- ways gave him great pleasure to do what he could. and he would continue his support in the future. He also said it gave him great pleasure to cee them out that day. Mr Lewis Evans, on behalf of the lodge, thanked him for his kind remarks. From there the procession wended its way to Penybont, Penparke, through Trefechan, Mill-street, (Aberystwyth), Lewis. terrace, Mary-street, Terrace-road, the Terrace, Pier-street, up to the residence of Dr. Morris Jones, where another halt was made. The band played a selection of music, and Dr. Jones having joined them they marched to the Lion Royal Hotel, where a royal standard floated proudly in the breeze, and here the band played God save the Queen." The next stop- page was at the Rev. J. Pugh's residence, and the rev. gentleman having said a few kindly words to his brotner members, they marched to the lodge- room. where they diamimed. P.P.G.M. T. Evans and Pro. C.S, J. J. Griffith* joined the prooogfcioa in Aberystwyth.
- FATAL ACCIDENT BY DROWNING.
FATAL ACCIDENT BY DROWNING. We are sorry to learn that Mr Williwtn James Hughes, 22 years of age, son of Mr F. Hughes, Pea. lau and Rhiwarthen-ucha, was drowned while batbing in the river Rheidol on Tuesday. The deceased manasred Rhiwarthen-ucha for his father, and land made an arrangement with other young men to go and bathe in the evening; but he was working on lanrf aJjoining the river in the afternoon, and the weather beiag Tery hot, it is probable that he went to have at bath. There is a dangerous pool near, aud on his- companions proceeding there about eight o'clock they saw the body of the poor fellow at the bottom of this pool. They theu also discovered his clothes lyillgon the bank. The body was immediately recovered ani taken to Rhiwarthen.
THE JUBILEE CELEBRATIOJSrS.
THE JUBILEE CELEBRATIOJSrS. If the voice of the people is the voice of God/- then surely the Almighty has ex-pressed in most unmistakeable terms His approbation of the reign af Queen Victoria. In London the demonstrations were such as the world has seldom if ever seen. The thanks- giving service at the Abbey was attended by any number of crowned heads, and the representatives of all classes and creeds in her Majesty's dominions whilst the streets were thronged, it may safely be said, with millions of people, admiring the outward signs of joy, and each vieing with the other in con- gratulations upon the accomplishment of her Majesty's Jubilee and in wishing for a continuance of hsr long, happy and prosperous reign. Throughout the provinces also the utmost enthusi- asm prevailed. Even in Aberystwyth, wh-re it was thought that there would be no demonstration of any sort, owing to the collapse of the organisers of the movement* the people decorated their houses and kept holiday. During the day all sorts of flags, supplemented by make-shifts of various kinds, were suspended from windows and across Rtrees. and in the evening Chinese lanterns were placed outside many houses, and candles were lit inside the windows in several; others, in addition to the ordinary lighting appli- ances. In North-parade a star lit up the neighbour- hood most brilliantly, whilst the letters P.L." did similar duty in New-street. Indeed the gaa seemed to have been purified and strengthened in aa exceptional degree. In the celebrations Chapelgoera vied with Churchmen, and Radicals with Conser- vatives, for on great occasions all become members of the great British Empire, and join to do honour to its reigning sovereign. In the afternoon the people attended the ceremony of laying the founda- tion stone of the tower and transepts of Trinity, which, is fully reported elsewhere, and in the evening- some attended a Jubilee concert, whilst thousands paraded the streets and castle to witness the illumi- natiocfi. From the castle the sight at night was truly grand. On the hills for miles around bonfires were burning. any number of tar barrels andfirewoodl being set on fire. These were conspicuous on Con- stitution Hill and Pendinas, but especially on thor Penglaie hill overlooking the town,-where numbers of fires- were flaring away. Then other fires were visible on hill after hill, until Plynlimon, in the dis- tance, was reached. Along the coast, north and: south, a thick fog prevented a view of what going on, in those directions. Much of the success of the day's doings depended npon the weather, and surely nothing could have been finer- The Americans tried to direct a storm towards this country just in time to mar slightly the festivities, but the storm refused, to obey, an«t either expended itself on the ocean or turned off in. some other direction. On Tuesday special services to celebrate the Queen's jubilee were held in the Homan Catholics church, Qneen's-road. The Bishop of the diocese* Dr Hedley, in a letter referring to the jubilee cele- brations, amd which was read in all the Catholic churches of Newport and Menevia on-Sunday, thua. writes ;To feel affectionate aud even enthusiastic towards the person of Her Majesty is intelligible and gratifying. It is very natural that the nation should have grown fond of one who has been with them for so long a time, bearing the soeptre of their ancient land, and adorning her great position by conscientious duty and a blameless life. But this feeling by itself does not constitute Christian loyalty. Loyalty rests on religious principle, and there may be men whc, care little personally for the Queen, yet who would do their duty towards her to the utter- most, a.nd make with cheerfulness every necessary sacrifice.. To turn to God, then,.is our clear duty at this epoch of national life to pray for the Sovereign, to thank God for his past gifts, and to intercede with Him most earnestly for all those pressing objects which the country so sorely needs. Amongst those present in church were the Very Rev Canon Beesley, The Cathedral, Salford, Very Rev Mgr. Canon Gadd, St Bede's College, Manchester, and Rev James Hayes, Manchester.
BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. Wednesday. Before Aid, Peter Jones and Dr C. Riee Williams. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. Catherine Lloyd, grocer's wife, Newry House,. George-street,, who appeared on an adjourned sum- mons, was fined os and costs for assaulting P.C. Joshum, Lewis, in the execution of his duty, on the 4th.-A. cross-summons was dismissed. A NEIGHBOURS' QUIRRF-L. John Jenkins, blacksmith, Trefechan, and Ann Le.fis, Trefechan. issued summonses against each other for assault, committed on the 18th.-Botbi were dismissed. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Maggie Hughes, PortUnd-iane, w is suramr>ned for neglecting to cause her tou David to attend school on the 7th.—Adj iurnfd.
SALE BY AUCTION.
SALE BY AUCTION. Mr O. Daniel offered for sale by auction, at the Lion Royal Hotel, on Monday afternoon, two freehold farms, cottage, and ground rents, situate in the parish of Llanfihangel Geneu'rglyn. There was a good attendance, and the bidding was brisk. Tynanfc, a farm situate about three miles from i atybont, and containing some 69 acres, let to Mr J. G. Jones at an annual rent of .£28, was sold to Mr Thomas Lewis, of London, for X900, in addition to which the timber was sold to the saine gentleman for .£lOó IBs. lid. Glanaber cottage, situate on Tynant, farm, fetched £ 32, Mr J. Jenkins, Winllan, being the pur- chaser. Mr Jenkins also purchased the ground rent of the Independent chapel adjoining Glanab for 30s. Blaenceulan farm, about four miles from Talybont, containing 336a. 12r. 19p., was purchased by Mr Thomas Griffiths, the tenant, for £ 900, besides jfcS for timber.
---------_-THE TITHE DIFFICULTY…
THE TITHE DIFFICULTY IN NORTH. WALES. In the House of Commons, on Monday evening, Mr Osborne Morgan, Mr T. E. Eilis, Mr E. Robertson, and Mr W. Bowen Rowlands asked questions wit4 reference to the recent proceedings at Mochdre. Mr Mathews said that the Chief Constable of Denbighshire had reported thr-t the police had used their truncheons in self-defence.. He did not intend to institute an inquiry into their conduct, as he con- sidered that what they had done was justified by the provocation they had received. A report from Meifod Valley states that the farmers have acknowledged the receiptof the ultimatum written by the Dean of Oxford on behalf of Christ Church College. The farmers express- their readiness to pay the tithes immediately if the Corporation can sea their way to concede an abatement of 10 per cent. Efforts are still being made to effect an amicable settlement.
CHURCHASD CHAPEI. The Lord Bishop of St-. David's has appointed the Rev Lewis'Thomas Rowland, B D., vicar of Llan- ddewi-brefi, to be Rural Dean of the Deanery of Ultra Aeron, in the room of the late Rev Octavi-aik Davies, M.A., vicar of Tregaron.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts forthe week ending June 19th, 1887- Miles open 182. Passengers, parcels, horses, car,, riages, dogs, and mails, £1.813: merchandise, min- erals and live stock, Xl,764 total for the week .t3,.577. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding: week last year :—Miles open, 182. Passengers* parcels, horses, carriages, Jogs. and mails, t4!,52,1 'a'g merchandise, minerals and live stock, £ 1,740 total: for the week, 44,261. Aggregate from commence- ment of half-year to this date, JB73,096 -aggregate last year, £71,000. Passengers, parcels, horses, car- riages, dogs, and mails, £ 1708 decrease merchandise, minerals and live stock, J624 increase; total decrease for the week, J66S4 aggregate increase from com- mencement of half-year tit this date, £ 2,096.
BIRTHS. CAN PBE LL-DAVTr,J une 13th, at Noyadd Fawrr Carmarthenshire, the wife of R. Campbell-Davys^ Esq., of a daughter. puey. DEATHS- RSKB.—June 9th, Mr Owen Rees, printer. Dol gelley.