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CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.

MERIONETHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.

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ABERYSTWYTH. THE ABERYSTWYTH CHORAL SOCIETY.—We have been given to understand that, in consequence of prayer meet- ings being held throughout the week by the several de- nominations, it was found advisable to postpone the practice night, of the above society to Tuesday next, the 11th mstant, at eight o'clock. PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Wednesday, before the Mayor and Griffith Thomas and Thomas Jones, Esquires, there were two cases to be heard, one, a case of assault alleged to have been committed by George Morice, Esq., upon Mr David Jenkins, junior. Both were adjourned for a week. THE ODD-FELLOWS.—On Thursday last the half-yearly meeting of the Aberystwyth district was held at the Bull and Mouth Inn, when some twenty delegates, represent- ing the lodges in the district, attended to consider the affairs of the Order for the last six months. Several sub- jects of importance were under discussion, and the state of the district was found to be very satisfactory and flourishing. MARKET. There was a very large attendance at to-day's market, when the prices were as follows :—Wheat, 6s. 3d. to 7s.; barley, 4s. to 4s. 6d„; oats, 2s. to 3s. 6d.; butter, Is. Id. to Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, Id. each beef, 6id. to 8 £ d.; mutton, 6d. to 8d.; wool, 9d. per lb.; turkeys, 5s. each; geese, 4s. 6d. to 5s. each. SYMPATHY WITH THE EVICTED FARMERS OF WALES.— On Sunday last, being the day appointed at the late con- ference to make collections in aid of this movement, all the dissenting chapels in the town and through the county, except one denomination, responded to the appeal on behalf of the evicted electors. The appeal was heartily and sub- stantially responded to by the several congregations, and it is certain that if other portions of the Principality make equal exertions an immense sum of money will be collected. ABERYSTWYTH AND THE NEW BANKRUPTCY ACT.-It appears by the last week's Gazette that the County Court of Merionethshire, holden at Dolgelley, the County Court of Montgomeryshire, holden at Machynlleth, and the County Court of Cardiganshire, holden at Aberayron, will no longer entertain jurisdiction in bankruptcy. From henceforth the County Court of Cardiganshire holden at Aberystwyth, will exercise jurisdiction as well in its own as in the above several.districts, and adjudicate in cases within the same to any amount. Under the former Act the County Court could not entertain cases where the bankrupt's liabilities exceeded £300. EISTEDDFOD AT TALYBONT.-An Eisteddfod was held at this village on the first day of the new year, when the celebrated bard and singer, Mynyddog, of Llanbrynmair, attended as adjudicator and leader of the meetings. Several prizes were awarded to successful candidates for poetry, prose, and music—Mr Kemp, the schoolmaster of the place, under whoie superintendence a capital choir had been trained to serve on the occasion, presided at the har- monium. These meetings, which once attracted great atten- tion in this town, and were formerly the life of our Christ- mas festivities, have gradually dwindled amongst us since the introduction of railways. PRAYER MEETINGS.—In pursuance of a circular issued on behalf of the Evangelical Alliance, the various dissent- ing denominations in this town held prayer meetings every evening during this week, the first in the New Year, as they have done in former years. Meetings were held on Tuesday at the different chapels—in the morning at the Wesleyan Chapel, Queen-street, in the afternoon at Zion Chapel, Penmaesglas, and in the evening at the Tabernacle Cal- vinistic Methodist Chapel. On Thursday evening a general meeting, consisting of members belonging to the different places of worship, was held at Shiloh Chapel, when the ministers and laymen present delivered very impressive and effective addresses, and the united service all through proved most interesting. TEA MEETING. -On the afternoon of New Year's Day a treat was given in the shape of a good cup of tea and de- licious cakes, at the Temperance Hall, to the Sunday school children belonging to the Calvinistic Methodists meeting at Shiloh Chapel and Skinner-street, and Waun- fawr branches-the children numbered, including teachers and superintendents, upwards of 300. The bulky cake which weighed about 200lbs., and was well made, had been prepared by Mr Thomas Samuel, Bridge-street. There were in all six tables, and four ladies connected with the schools had the management of each. All the children seemed to do justice to the rich and substantial viands which covered the several tables, and everybody was much delighted and well satisfied with the proceedings. In the evening a grand exhibition of dissolving views was given at the same place, when a large number of children and adults attended. This entertainment was under the man- agement of the Rev. John Williams and Mr John Ellis, lime merchant, of Aberystwyth. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—At a general monthly meet- ing of this body held on Tuesday last-present: John Matthews, Esq., mayor (in the chair), Messrs Charles Hackney, William Williams, J. P. Jones, Richard Dela- hoyde, John Davies, John Hughes, William Julian, and Dr C. Rice Williams—the clerk having read the minutes of the previous meeting, it was ordered that the treasurer pay the following bills which had been certified as correct:- Mr John Vaughan, surveyor, for the use of labourers for scavenging streets, &c., for the past fortnight, £8 7s. 6d.; Elias Pugh, labourer, for work done on the Penparke road, 21 7s. 6d.; John Edwards, wages as town mason, £1 18s. 6d.; John Griffiths, for carting stones, jE3 13s.; Jesse Morgan, turncock, fortnight's wages, 23 Lewis Davies, assistant turncock, fortnight's wages, J61 10s.; William Siviter, for lighting lamps, 21 Edward Lloyd, wages as castle keeper, 18s.; John Hughes, Prince Albert, for re- pairing wheelbarrows and handles, 23 10s. 6d.; Rowland Evans, for candles for the use of the Board, 2s. 8d.—A discussion took place on a letter received from Mr Bal- combe, of which the following is a copy Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth, Jan. 3. Gentlemen,—I beg to draw your immediate attention to the state of the road between this and the town boundary approach- ing to Brynymor; it is almost ankle deep in mud, with heaps scraped to the sides, and left unremoved for upwards of three weeks. I wrote to the town surveyor about ten days since in reference to this subject, but he informed me on Monday last that be had no power to put a man on to do the necessary work without instructions.—Yours, faithfully, J. B. BALCOMBE. After several of the commissioners bad expressed their opinions on the matter, it was resolved that the town sur- veyor be directed to place the new road leading from the Queen's Hotel towards the present reservoir in good and thorough repair.—It was also resolved that the clerk be requested to ascertain the present price of cast iron water pipes, as the Board will require soon a great quantity of the same for the purpose of carrying on the scheme for providing the town with a better supply of water. —In pursuance of an advertisement inviting parties to send in tenders for paint- ing and glazing the public lamps, repairing waterpipes, and supplying provender for the commissioners' horse for the ensuing year, five persons willing to contract had com- plied with the notice, and their tenders were submitted to the Finance Committee in order to ascertain which of them should be accepted.—The meeting was then ad- journed for a week. CONCERT BY THE CHORAL SOCIETY.—The first concert of this society was given on the evening of the 1st inst, at the old Assembly Rooms, Laura-place. There was a very good attendance, and on the whole the performance was quite a success. The society, which has not long been formed, is in a very flourishing state, both as regards mem- bers and musical talent, and the muster of members on this occasion was very good, the number in the orchestra being thirty-two. The parts were evenly balanced, and the rendering of the different glees reflected the highest credit upon the conductor, Mr Inglis Bervon. The pro- ceedings commenced with the favourite glee, Here in Cool Grot," which was sung in excellent style. This was followed by a duet "Two Wandering Stars," by Mrs Tre- vethan and Miss Hughes, whose performances were de- servedly applauded; the trio "Come, Fairies, trip it o'er the Grass," was very well performed by Messrs NV. Samuel, D. Hughes, and D. Davies. The Welsh song, "C irtref," by Mr Samuel called forth an encore, as did also the fa- vourite Irish song, Barney O'Hea," by Mrs Bervon. The Scotch air, Weelmay the Keel row," by the choir, ter- minated the first part of the programme. The singing of "Awake, zEolian Lyre," was really beautiful and deserv- ing of an encore. The remainder of the programme con- sisted of songs, glees, and duets, which were most credita- bly performed. The concert closed with the National An- them. The following is a copy of the programme as per- formed:— Glee—" Here in Cool Grot," The Choir Duet-" Two wandering Stars Mrs Trevethan and Miss Hughes Madrigal—" Soon as 1 careless Stray'd The Choir Trio—r' Come, Fairies, trip it o'er the Grass Messrs YV. Samuel D. Hughes, and D. Davies. Glee-" Hail, all Hail" The Choir Song-" Cartref Mr Samuel Song-" Barney O Hea Mrs Inglis Bervon Glee—" Weel may the Keel row The Choir Glee—"Awake, vEolian Lyre" The Choir Song—" Happy be thy Dreams" Miss Hughes Duet—" Home to our Mountains Mrs Trevethan and Air D. Hughes. Glee-" See the Chariot at Hand The Choir Duet-" The Elfin Call" Mrs Bervon and Miss M. Morgan Song—" Welcome ever, Welcome Friends Mr Inglis Bervon Chorus-" The Huntsman's Chorus The Choir innate— God save the Queen."

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