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SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 1840.


tides. These buoys, we hope, will prove a great assistance to vessels both coming in and going out of the harbour, as well as allowing others to moor to them; thereby saving the labour and the time attendant on weighing anchor, setting sail. &c. after having been lying at anchor whilst waiting for the tides, as from the buoys the vessels will be enabled te get un- der weigh in a few minutes. Enabled then, as we are, to congratulate the trading interests of Aberystwith on the direct improvements which are taking place, we feel that their interests would also be furthered, though indirectly, by any judicious addition to the attractions of the Town and neighbour- hood. It has often struck us, and we know it is the cause of frequent remark, that the non- preservation of our Rivers being allowed to continue is extremely unwise and impolitic. To our Visitants we are, doubtless, indebted for a great measure of our prosperity, and for them, therefore, we are bound to see, as far as in us lies, that the natural resources and beauties of the neighbourhood are developed and preserved. October is, generally, one of the most delightful months of the year at Aberystwith, and we are often honored, in this month, with the presence of many of the first families. It surely would be, to say the least of it, good taste, if we were to shew our distin- guished Visitors that no opportunity is omitted, of enhancing the comfort and amusement of those to whom we cannot help feeling we are so much indebted. Visit of the Right Hon. the Earl of Powis to A ber- ystwith Harbour—On Saturday last the Earl of Powis left Hafod, where he had been sojourning a short-time with his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, for Aberystwith, where his Lordship arrived about seven, to dinner. On Monday, the Earl left Aberystwith on his return to Powis Castle, but not until he had paid a visit to our Harbour. His Lordship with his family walked to the Pier, and, attended by Mr. Page, made a personal inspection of the works, with the con- struction of which he expressed himself in a manner that was sufficiently conclusive of his Lordship's knowledge of the difficulties to be overcome in erec- tions of this nature, and in a very clear and perspi- cuous manner pointed out to his family the utility of such works generally. His Lordship particularly ap- proved of the slope to the sea, as being far preferable to a perpendicular body of stone, as an opposing force to the ingress of the waters. Indeed with the whole of the works, in which his Lordship by his enquiries took great interest, he expressed himself well pleased. Aberystwith Hunt Week.-We are highly gratified to find that our Hunt week, which will take place we understand in the month of January next, is expected to be, by far, the most attractive of any meeting of the kind that has ever taken place in the Principality. We believe there will be no less than three steeple chases, one of them open to ALL ENGLAND, not shut- ting out even Lottery; and from the great value of the stakes there is no doubt that we shall have the very best horses in England to contend for them. We hope to be enabled to publish full particulars in our next. House-warming Dinner at the Belle Vue Ilotel, Aberystwith We perceive by Mr. Marshall's adver- tisement that, in consequence of the Cardigan hunt week commencing on the 26th instant, he has very judiciously fixed Thursday, the 22nd instant for having his house-warming dinner instead of Wednes- day the 28th, as in all probability a great number of gentlemen who will be present at the dinner at the Belle Vue, will also be desirous of attending the Hunt Meeting at Cardigan. Aberystwith Market Our Market on Monday last was very well supplied with wheat, barley, and oats—the following may be considered an average quotation of the prices, viz: Wheat, best 9s. 6d. second, 8s. 9d. Barley, 4s. 9d. and Oats, 3s. 9d. per imperial bushel. We are happy to find that there is a heavier crop of oats on the mountains, than has been remembered for many years past. The wheat harvest, too, being now ended, we feel peculiar gratification in being able to report that the wheat has, in the main, been harvested in good condition, and that there is there- fore every prospect of that inestimable benefit to the poor, good and cheap bread, in the approaching winter. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts On Sunday morning last, a very impressive and eloquent discourse was delivered at St. Michael's in this Town, by the Rev. Professor Jones, of St. David's College, Lampeter, in aid of the funds of the above Society. The Rev. gentle- man selected for his text the latter part of the 15th and the 16th verses of the 10th chapter of St. Paul's 2nd epistle to the Corinthians, But having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be en- larged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand." After enforcing very powerfully the claims which this society peculiarly possessed on the christian world, the Rev. gentleman concluded with an eloquent appeal to his congregation, to contribute to its success. The collection made at the Church doors after the sermon amounted to £ 21 15s. Od. Cardigan Hunt Week.-We understand that the annual meeting of this Hunt will commence on the 26th instant, when a week's excellent sport is antici- pated by the lovers of the Chase and the Turf. The Aberystwith Union Workhouse.-This building which forms a very striking feature on the approach to Aberystwith from the north, is now nearly comple- ted, and we have been much gratified by making a personal inspection of it. It is calculated to accommo- date two hundred paupers, and is situated about a quarter of a mile from Aberystwith on the side of the road leading to Machynlleth, on a very pleasant, airy, and commodious spot, well sheltered by the adjoining hills and commanding a fine view of the Town of Aberystwith. An excellent stream of water, which flows from the springs on the hills above and which have never been known to fail in the longest drought, is conveyed through the building, constantly supplying a large cistern, and thence carried by drains into its original source; thus furnishing in great abun- dance an article essentially necessary to health, com- fort, and cleanliness, and without which large estab- lishments become filthy and unwholesome. The style of the building is a mixture of the simple Gothic of the earlier ages and of the old English, somewhat of the Elizabethan era, with a few addi- tions by the Architect, apparently of no particular age or class. The general appearance is domestic, and somewhat collegiate, and evinces a kindly feeling, on the part of the architect, for the sufferings of the poorer classes, inasmuch as he has not only avoided every thing in the shape of a prison-like appearance in the elevation, but has planned the whole of the interior with the evident intention of promoting the health, comfort, and cheerfulness of those whom mis- fortune or infirmity may destine to become its inmates. The principal front, which overlooks the Town of Aberystwith, is upwards of two hundred and twenty feet in length, having projecting wings, and a centre building, projecting eight feet from the main build- ing the high gables of which are ornamented with octagonal pinnacles. Adjoining the wings, at each extremity, are the children's school-rooms which are lower than the main building. The centre, which is intended for the chapel, has a large Gothic window fifteen feet high and eight feet wide, the frame of which is filled with plain tracery, with an ornamental moulding round the archway, as are also the door ways. The windows of the wing buildings are orna- mented with gothic mouldings, embrasures, &c. The chimney shafts, which are very numerous, are built separate from each other, and are of various forms as square, octagonal, &c. and give great effect to the building. The roofs are high and pointed, but not too much so, and the whole (although simple and compa- ratively unadorned) has a pleasing, rural, and domes- tic effect. The interior consists of the chapel, which is also used as a board room, and forms the centre of the building, dividing the men's and women's apartments. This room is neatly fitted up in the plain gothic style, having a large gothic moulded cornice and centre pieces to the cieling, gothic windows, doorways, &e. On one side of the chapel is the Clerk's office, and on the other the Master and Matron's parlour adjoin- ing these are store rooms; and the remainder of the front building consists of first-and-second-class day rooms for the men and women, and school-rooms for the boys and girls. The centre building at the back, comprises a large kitchen, pantry, wash-house, bake- house, &c. and the back-wing buildings consist of the children's dormitories, receiving and bath rooms for men and women, refractory rooms, and other offices. Each department has a large exercising yard, and at the back of the whole is a good garden for the use of the house. The upper story consists of master and matron's bed-rooms, first-and-second-class men and women's dormitories, lying-in-ward, and separate in- firmaries for the men and women. The whole of these rooms are spacious, cheerful and well ventilated. The prospects from the house are very beautiful, commanding a panoramic view of the town, the bridge, the shipping, and the surrounding scenery. On the one side the rich valley of the Rheidol, with the majestic hills of Dinas; and on the other side the extensive woods and plantations of Penglaise, the beautiful estate of R. Richardes, Esq. the whole for- ming one of the most eligible as well as one of the healthiest situations in the principality; and we can- not help expressing our obligation to our excellent Member Pryse Pryse, Esq. for the site, than which none that could have been purchased, would have been so perfectly adapted to the comfort or conveni- ence of the occupiers of the house or of the Board of Guardians. Before concluding this notice of the Aberystwith Union Workhouse, in which we felt that in order to give a tolerably adequate idea of the building we must