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ABERYSTWYTH. F VAGRAXCY. -A tramp. named William Smith was on Tuesday last brought before J. Matthews, Esq., charged with begging in Market-street, on the previous night. The case was proved by P.O. Thomas. Prisoner begged hard to be let off, and said he was making his way to Car- narvon, with the hope of getting work. He was dis- charged. HONOURS.—We understand that oiir young townsman, George Thomas Evans, son of Mr Evans, the Assembly Rooms has received from the science and art department, South Kensington Museum, a certificate for free-hand and model drawing, also The lives of celebrated painters," and a case of mathematical instruments, as prizes from the same department. Mr Evans was for- merly a pupil in Pen-y-parke school. PENNY READINGS AT CHANCERY.—On the 28th ult. an entertainment was given in the evening at the Schoolroom, Chancery, Llanychaiarn, near this town. In the absence of the Rev. John Jones, of Llanychaiarn, who was to have taken the chair, Mr Harry Morgan, of Pantyrallad, pre- sided. A great many from Llanilar, Llanrhystid, and Llangwyryfon attended, and the building was thronged. A great number were also present from this town, and among those who took part in the proceedings were Mr Charles James, Glan Adal, Mr and Mrs Trevethan, Mr Harris, and Miss Maggie Morgan. The proceedings were of a very satisfactory character, and the proceeds were given in aid of the new school at Chancery. SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE OF A HEARTLESS BRIDEGROOM. —A correspondent writes It is not often that we meet, in quiet and moral Cardiganshire, with young men making love to young ladies, and after popping the question, being accepted as suitors, carrying on pre- parations for the wedding day up to the last moment, and then bolting. But such a case has just come under -our notice. The company had been invited for the wed- ding, the dresses were bought, and even the carriages ordered and breakfast in preparation, and the friends were in excellent spirits waiting at the bride's home (a young lady very respectably connected in this town) to start to the altar, but to the great astonishment and consternation of the fair bride and her friends the bridegroom was not forthcoming; enquiries having been instituted at once as to the cause of his non-appearance, it was found that he had departed from the village where he resided, near this town, and we are sorry to say he has not been heard of since. It is firmly believed that he has made off for America, as he has swindled several tradespeople in the neighbourhood. Of course great sympathy is expressed for the young lady. BEES V. COT.T,Tit .-In the Court of Queen's Bench, on Saturday, January 22nd, 1870, before the Hon. Mr Justice Blackburn, the Hon. Justice Mellor, and the Hon. Justice Lush, the case of Robert Rees, appellant, v. The Right Rev. Bishop William Barnard Allen Collier, D.D., respondent, came on. Mr Harrington, instructed by Mr Ravenhill, solicitor, Aberystwyth, appeared as counsel for the appellant, and Mr F. Lees, instructed by Messrs Hughes, solicitors, Aberystwyth, appeared as counsel for the respondent. This case came before the court in the form of an appeal. The appellant, Robert Rees, had been prosecuted at the Aberystwyth petty sessions, in September last, by Dr Collier, for damaging a stone wall, the property of the complainant, by breaking down the plastering thereof. The appellant was con- victed .and fined 2s. 6d., and costs. Upon the hearing, however, it was admitted by the appellant that the offence was committed wilfully. It was held by the attorney, Mr RavenhilL that he had reasonable grounds for supposing he had a right to do the act complained of; and that the magistrates had no jurisdiction, as the appellant claimed the ground on which the wall was built, and documents were produced proving that in an arbitration that had previously taken place it had been awarded that the wall in question should be a party wall, and that if the ap- pellant should at any time make use of it, he should pay the usual price for such walls to one Thomas Davies. The latter, it appeared, had assigned messuages, of which the wall formed a part, to the respondent. The magistrates were of opinion that the appellant should pay before using the wall; and, therefore, made the conviction, which was now appealed against. Mr F. Lees argued that there was no evidence that the appellant ever intended to pay. The appellant's counsel were not called upon. Mr Justice Blackburn, in delivering judgment, ordered the conviction to be quashed, as it was quite clear that both Rees and Davies had a perfect right to use the party wall. Judg- ment for the appellant, with costs. POLICE BUSINESS, MONDAY.-Before J. Matthews, Esq., Mayor. Vagrancy. -George Hall, a young man, who said he be- longed to Birmingham, and had been working lately for some months on the railway between Bala and Corwen, but was now out of work, was brought up in custody charged with begging in the streets. Sergeant Evans proved the charge; the prisoner said he was very hard up, and was driven to commit the offence while attempting to make his way to the iron works. In answer to the Mayor he said he never was in gaol, and Sergt. Evans remarked that the young man did not appear to be one of the habitual beggars who are a nuisance to the country—On that the accused was discharged, with a caution to leave the town without delay. Bioting in the Street. -Lewis Mason was charged before John Davies, Esq., at the House of Correction, with com- mitting the above offence.-P.C. Henry Jones said the defendant was cursing and crying in Terrace-road with a crowd around him; the officer endeavoured to get him to go home, but he persisted in keeping up the noise.—Fined' 2s. 6d., including costs. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor, and John Davies, Esq. Stealing Money from the Person. -Susan Cromwell, an unfortunate and a married woman, was brought up in custody charged with picking the pockets of Mr Richard Jones, of Cyneinog, near Tre'ddol, farmer and cattle dealer, at the Sailors' Home publichouse, on the previous day.—Richard Jones said that he was at the Sailors' Home Inn about noon the previous day, and was sitting in the bar, where the accused Susan Cromwell and another woman were also sitting and drinking together. He was under the influence of drink at the time, but knew what he was about, and all that took place there. He remained there about an hour. The accused sat on his left side on a bench; he had about 21 in gold and 15s. in silver, he believed, in a purse in his left hind pocket, and some silver also in his right hand pocket.' He went from the bar to a little par- lour behind, and sat down there a short time, and the accused also came and sat by his side. They went to- gether from there again to the bar, and after remaining a short time he went out; and in a few minutes after he had left the house, while on the street, he found his money and purse missing.—Jane Price, the wife of Sampson Price, said that she was at the Sailors' Home at noon the pre- vious day, and while she was sitting in the kitchen she saw Richard J ones and the accused in the back parlour together. She saw Jones standing and laying hold of the accused, when the accused had her hand in his left hand packet. Both remained there about a quarter of an hour. Then the accused went out through the front door. The witness went to the yard in company with the accused, when the latter took from her pocket 16s. 6d. in silver and coppers, and said to the witness, "You have not had a ——halfpenny this morning, and how I have taken this 16s. 6d. from that old block." The accused afterwards showed the money to witness and her husband after re- j, '■> wf '-¡' [. jv:'b £ > l "r. ( J, .) ;1:: '=L .o 'J! }:1 11 tutning to tlhe 'kitchen, and called for some heer fbi- the company. The accused was in drink at the time, bttt knew what she was saying arid doing very wefl.—P.C. Thomas said that while he was on duty near the Town Clock, on the previous day, he saw the last witness and the accused ciuaTreling, and in consequence of information he then received he at once proceeded after accused to her room in Queen-street, and there charged her with stealing the money from a farmer at the Sailors' Home. He took her into custody; the accused then said, I have only a little of the money," and she threw it on the table at the lock-up. It was 12s. 9d. The witness then directed Miss Evans, the matron at the House of Correction, to search the accused.—The prisoner having pleaded guilty, their worships, after a short consultation, committed her to Cardigan gaol for two months, with hard labour. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. TUESDAY.—Present: Dr Williams, (in the chair), Mr J. P. Jones, Mr J. Pell, Mr Philip Williams, Mr J. J. Atwood, Mr G. T. Smith, Mr Hackney, Dr C. Rice Williams, Mr B. Hughes, Mr J. Jones (Great Darkgate-street), Mr T. Davies, Mr J. Williams, Mr E. Ellis, Mr R. Morris; Mr W. H. Thomas, clerk. THE LIGHTING OF THE TOWN. The lighting committee presented their report, which has already appeared in our columns, and the same was agreed to and adopted. With reference to the painting of the lamps and the public seats, Mr J. P. JONES said that the committee which had been appointed had sat two days, and had given the question most careful attention. From the tenders which had been sent in, they had resolved to recommend for the adoption of the Board, that sent in by Mr Thomas Thomas, painter, 50, Bridge-street, as being the lowest. Mr PELL moved that the report of this committee be adopted.' This found a seconder in Mr HACKNEY, and was carried unanimously. THE BY-LAWS. The CLEKK read a communication which had been addressed to him by Mr Tom Taylor on the subject of the by-laws, which had been sent up to the Home Secretary for approval. Sundry necessary alterations were pointed out by MrTaylor, and, on the suggestion of Mr Thomas, the letter was referred to the committee under whose special attention the by-laws had come. TBBF WATER SUPPLY OF THE TOWN. The following correspondence upon the future water supply of Aberystwyth was read — I 11 Local Government Act Office, Jan. 18th, 1870. Aberystwyth Water Samples. My dear Sir,-You will see by the enclosed report and analysis that I have only within the last few days received this informa- tion from Dr Frankland. It is probable-that the Commissioners, without waiting for my report, will be glad to learn what Dr Frankland has to say about the samples, and I therefore send his report for their information. I go away to-morrow, but I hope next week to begin my report npon the recent Aberystwyth inquiry. (Signed) ARNOLD TAILOR. Rivemal Commission, 1, Park Prospect, Great Qtteen-street, Westminster, Jan. 13th, 1870. Sir,—Herewith I enclose result of analyses of five samples of water from Aberystwyth. All the samples are very soft and well adapted forwaighing and. cleansing purposes. With the exception of that from Domen Valley, all the samples were slightly turbid. This may be owing to want of sufficient. caution in their collec- tion, but, if the waters be intended for domestic supply, the cause ought to be investigated. Sample (No. a) if clear would be in every respect excellent water for domestic use. It is free from all suspicion oif animal contamination. The rest of the samples are also. of excellent quality (it clear), so far as the aualyses can show, but they all lie, more or less, under suspicion of previous animal pollution. This suspicion may be disregarded, if they be deep wells, or deep seated spring waters; but, if river waters, the banks of the stream should be investigated, as directed in No. 8 memorandum. The suspicion is strongest against No. 5, both on account of the greater indicated previous contamination, and also by reason of the rather large proportion of chlorine, which denotes an admixture of urine. „ (Signed) E. FBANKLAND. Arnold Taylor, Esq. Dr Frankland's Original Analyse*. River Commission Laboratory. Results of Analyses expressed in part& per 100,000. No. Total Oroanie Orffunic Total Nitrogen as Total Previous HARDNESS. of Description. solid Jr, combined Nitrates and combined Sewage Chlorine. rr„„, Total. sample. impurity. Carbon* Nltr°8ett- Nitrogen. Nitrites. Nitrogen. Contamination. Temporary. Permanent. i Aberystwyth 1 2 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 From J a- Nftnteos8 42 -168 .029 '009 -200 '280 1750 1*9 -13 2-28 2-36 •1 Old Weil\ „ South I a spring L ■r> Ll'nbad'rn I Flat.J 6-70 '094 -043 *005 -GOO *046 0 1-8 0 2*11 -»11 From Domen ) 8' valley 7-30 -157 '030 -001 -073 -104 430 t: 1.7 0 2-11 2-11 From Cwm 4 Valley n Clarach 11-60 -094 *C22 '000 -834 -358 8020 2-3 • 1 0 8'11 8-11 Craiglas ) 5 Reservoir 17'60 '158 -028 -005 -447 '474 4190 4-6 0 5-05 fr05 Remarks—Nos. 1, 5 slightly turbid, Nos. 2, 4 very slightly turbid, No. S clear. J s j The accompanying analytical table is to be read thus: 100,000 Ibs of water from Nanteos, contained 8-42 lbs of solid impurity; the organic matter, constituting a portion of this impurity contained '168 lb of carbon, and *029 lb of nitrogen. The above quantity of water also contained ed •009 lb of ammonia, and '2 lb of nitrogen in the form of nitrates and nitrites, whilst the total amount of combined, nitrogen in every form was '236 lb. After its descent to the earth as rain, 100,000 lbs of the water had been con- taminated with animal matter equivalent to that contained in 1750 lbs of average London sewage. By gradual oxida- tion this animal contamination had, so far as analysis can show, been converted into innocuous inorganic compound before the water was submitted to investigation. The above weight of water also contained 1*9 lb of chlorine. Finally, 100,000 lbs of water contained 2*36 lbs of carbonate of lime, or an equivalent quantity of other hardening or soap destroying ingredients, expressed in the table as total hardness. Of these '13 lb would be got rid of by boiling the water for half an hour, and are therefore called temporary hardness, whilst 2 "23 lbs would still remain in solution, constituting permanent hardness. The numbers in the analytical table can be converted into gallons by multiplying them by seven, and then removing the decimal point one to the left. The same operation transforms the hardness in the table into degrees of hardness on Clark's scale. The CLERK suggested that discussion should be deferred until the receipt of Mr Arnold Taylor's report, when the whole matter might be printed. After some discussion between Mr ELLIS and Mr PELL as to the Llanbadarn Well analysis, which Mr Ellis said hardly came up to the expectations which had been formed of it by Mr Pell, and a reiteration by Mr Pell, that this was not the well to- which he had referred in the inquiry before Mr Arnold Taylor, the Board adjourned. TOWN COUNCIL, THURSDAY.—Present: Alderman Thomas Jones in the chair Messrs T. O. Morgan, Richard Morris, Richard Jones, David Williams, Jonathan Pell, Philip Williams; John Parry, town clerk; Hugh Hughes, treasurer.—Mr Atwood and Mr Szlumper were also present. The Town Clerk having read the minutes of the pre- vious meeting, Mr SZLUMPER produced a plan of the pro- posed cottage or dwelling-house to be erected by the new slaughter-house, and submitted the same to the board. —Alderman T. JONES objected to having a four-roomed house; why should not a two-roomed house be sufficient for a man and his wife who would have the charge of the slaughter-house.—Mr SZLUMPER said that the cottage to be built according to the plan produced would cost about 260 more than the two-roomed house originally intended to be built.—A long discussion took place on the subject, and it was ultimately agreed that a four-roomed house be built according to the plan produced. built according to the plan produced. The TOWN CLEEK- then called the attention of the Board to a letter he had received from a clergyman, the Rev. Mr Jones, of Garthbeibio, Montgomeryshire, applying for a piece of ground beyond the new Wesleyan Chapel, now in course of erection, for the purpose, it was be- lieved, of building a house as a summer resort for himself and family.—Mr PELL wished to know whether he wanted the whole of that triangular piece of ground, or part of it. Mr Pell was afraid that by letting the whole of the piece it would interfere with the right of entry to Miss Roberts's houses on the Marine-terrace from the back.—Alderman J ONS suggested that; the rev. gentleman should describe what portion of the ground he required, and the Town Clerk was authorized to communicate with him as to the quantity of ground he wanted, and for what purpose. The CLERK drew the Board's attention to the letting of the fields on Morfa Mawr belonging to the Corporation, as the tenancy of their present holders would expire on tho 1st March.—A conversation ensued as to whether it would be advisable to let the fields to the same parties again, and on what terms, whether for twelve months or a longer period. Alderman JONES was ia favour of letting them for three years. — Mr ATWOOD and Mr PELL and others objected to that, an the pound that the fields would fetch more rent by yearly letting.—Mr AXWQQD knew of the fields would be let for much fcBotfe the next year and Mr PELL hoped that within a few years all those fields would be converted into building land, whieh caused some laughter. MR Fell pro- posed that Morfa Fawr fields be let by public. æootioIi, on the 1st of March next, for one year only.—Mr DAVID WILLIAMS seconded this; and there being no ametaJraent proposed, it was carried unanimously. Mr PELL called attention to the financial state 6f the1 Board; and after some conversation between the TOWN CLERK and Mr HUGHES, the treasurer, concerning the ac- counts of the Corporation, the latter proceeded to show that there was in hand a balance of the mortgage, after paying Mr R. Edward, the sum of £ 1,500", which, with the sum of 2" received from the chapel ground, made the sum of £ 1,700. Out of that sum £ 1,128 had been paid to the contractor of the new slaughter-house, on account, and there was a balance in his hands of 2552. There was due to the treasurer Sworn the Corporation at the date of the last audit, 8. The amount of rents, &c., which he had received was only £ 20& 13s. 2d., whereas he ought to have received from YAOO to NMO. He could not get the Rail- way Company to Pay.Th,- TOWN CLERK suggested that the Finance Committee should meet to look over the accounts, and said there was not a member of the Board that could say whether they owed the treasurer je500 orthe treasurer owed them that amount.—The TREASURER said he should be very happy to publish the balance sheet, pro- vided he had an order- from the Board to that effect.-It was resolved and carried, that the Finance Committee be summoned to meet the treasurer on that day week, in order to find out how the' Corporation stands in account with the treasurer.—Mr PTETL called attention to a scheme in which he, as one of the committee, proposed to borrow the sum of R20,000, and to raise; also, a sum sufficient to discharge the existing debt, for the purpose of carrying on the improvements required in the town, in order that it should retain its reputation as a fashionable watering- place.—Several members questioned Mr Pell as to the practicability of the schemer, and entertained great doubts that such a sum could be raised.—Mr PELL said it could be done, and he would guarantee the Board good security and interest for the money. Mr PELL again called their attention to the houses built by Mr Bubb, in Railway-terrace, and asked the Board what was to be done with Mr Bubbj who1 refused to pay any ground rent; there were now several years due.—It was resolved that Mr Hughes should apply to Mr Bubb for the payment of the ground rent due, and all arrears in respects of the houses in Railway-terrace, and in default of payment that steps be immediately taken to distrain upon the several tenants of the houses in question. Mr DAVID WILLIAMS, supporte-Al by Mr Philip Wil- liams, advocated- the necessity of having the purchase deeds of the new Wesleyan Chapel completed without delay, because they could not get money advanced by the Conference towards the chapel, owing to their not having had the dbecls. completed.-]Lt was ordered: that the Town Clerk see Mr Atwood about the deeds; iii- order to have the same executed forthwith. t J The proceedings then terminated. :t; ,t J,






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