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ABERYSTWYTH. MONDAY'S-MARKET.—Wheat, 6s. to 7s.; barley, 4s. Id. to 4s. 6d.; oats, 3s. to 3s. 9d.; beef, 7d. to 9d. mutton, 61d. to 8d.; pork, tijd. to 8d.; batter, fresh, 1&. 4d. to Is. 5d.; salt ditto, Is. to Is. 2d.; wool, lid. to Is, COURSING MEETING.—This meeting was to,-have-been held on Thursday last, on the grounds of Rhoscellanfawr, but owing to the severe frost, the lovers of the-sport de- cided to postpone the same for some time. DISSOLVING .VIEWS.—On Thursday night, at the-Tem- perance Hall, an exhibition of dissolving views took place, when a large portion of the juvenile class in the town attended. The scenes were eloquently explained by the bard loan Dderwen o Fon. The children were- as. usual much pleased with the proceedings. SYMPATHY WITH THE WIDOW OF THE LATE-RAILWAY GUARD FiNenaw.-A concert was held on Friday night at the Assembly Rooms, when several of our talented ama- teurs volunteered to give their services. Dr. C. Rice Williams, M.D., was chairman, the conductor being Mr Bervon. We are informed that a good sum was received to be handed, over to the widow. FOUND DRUNK.—At the Lock-up on Friday morning, before John Da vies, Esq., Mary James, wife of Lewis James, Rhydmeirionydd, near Borth, was brought up in custody, charged with lying on the ground near the Tem- perance Hall helplessly drunk.—P.O. Thomas-proved the case.—The defendant was fined 4s. r including costs. POLICE BUSINESS. On Thursday, at the Lock-up, before John Da vies, Esq., a tramp named Evan Thomas Gildings was brought up in custody and charged by P.C. David Davies with begging in the streets. The- prisoner was discharged with a caiition. -A-me Evans, a little girl, aged 13, daughter of Richard Evans, shoemaker, Port- land-lane, was charged with having stolen a piece of roast- ing beef from the shop of Cornelius Roberts, butcher. The prisoner was remanded in custody until Wednesday next. VESTRT. MEETING.—On Friday (yesterday )> a public vestry was held at St. Michael's Church. Present: Mr W. J. Jones, Great Darkgate-street, chairman Messrs Charles Hfekney, J. Pell, J. James, R.. Doughton, T. Howells, J. Jones, Great Darkgate-street, J. Samuel, Captain Davies, harbour master, P. Williams and J. Ellis. The- meeting was convened for the popose of ex-' amining and taking into consideration the list of out-door paupers residing in the town and liberties on the 29th September last, chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union. After a short discussion, the following gentlemen were appointed a committee to go over the lists and then lay their report before the vestry :-Mesgn Richard Morris, North-parade, J. Jones, Great Darkgate-street, J. Ellis, Bridge-street, D. Roberts, Trefechan, Lewis Jones, Terrace-road, T. Samuel, Bridge-street, J. Hopkins, Chalybeate-street, T. Howells, Bridge-street, R. Doughton, Bridge-street, E. Ellis, Princess-street, D. Williams, Great Darkgate-street, W. Julian, North-parade, Captain D. Jones, Portland-street, R. Samuel; collector, and J. P. Jones, Little Darkgate-street. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.—About one o'clock in the afternoon of Monday last, Trefechan, the portion of this town which lies south of the River Rheidol, was thrown into a" state of great excitement, in consequence of the re- port having spread that two little boys, brothers, sons of John Rice, of Fountain Court, aged respectively ten and twelve, had fallen into a deep lime kiln, burning at the time, belonging to Mrs Jones, of Graigoch. Some hundreds of people flocked to the place, when it was found that Thomas Jenkins, lime burner and manager of the kiln, assisted by a farmea who happened to come for lime, had managed to deliver the poor boys from their perilous position. It appears that the, boys had been seen playing about the mouth of the kiln, and were warned not to play there, but they persisted in doing so, and somehow the younger brother, John, fell into the kiln. David, the elder brother, observing what had happened, attempted to de- vise a scheme to save him, and while doing so, he also fall in, and their cries soon drew the attention of Jenkins, <<he limeburner. On being taken out they appeared very much blackened and disfigured, and one of them bled from the mouth. The poor children were conveyed home, looking apparently dead, and were promptly attended to by Drs James and ACorris Jones, under whose skilful treatment, we are happy to learn, the boys were soon re- stored to consciousness, and are now, we are informed, in a fair way of recovery. THE LITERARY INSTITUTE AND READING ROOM. A meeting was held on the afternoon of Tuesday IAA at the Reading Room, North Parade; present, Rev. E. Ot Phillips, M.A. (in the chair}, Messrs C: Rice Williams, M.D., A. J. Crosse, J. P. Jones, G. T. Smith, H. Davis, Rev. Arthur Griffith" L.L.B., Rev. Mr Francis, and Mr Griffiths. A letter was read from Mr G. B. O'Halloran, stating that he. was unable to attend owing to pressure of business, and tendering his resignation as hon. secretary to the Reading Room, as he was called to take up his abode elsewhere, and therefore was unable to discharge his duty to the institution. A list of the unpaid subscrip- tions, which amounted to the sum of M 14s. 6d., was handed in. A discussion took place, in which several present took part, and it was agreed that measures be im- mediately taken to collect the outstanding subscriptions. It was announced that a large number of books belonging to the library were missing. Some persons, to the regret of the committee, had kept books for much too long a period. It was suggested that steps be taken forthwith to recover the missing volumes. Then the chairman, in a pithy speech, proposed, and it was seconded by Mr J. P. Jones, that Mr G. T. Smith be appointed hon. secretary to the institution, in the room of Mr O'Halloran resigned. Mr Smith expressed his willingness to accept the office, and said he would do everything in his power to improve the institution and render it a boon to the town. Their difficulty was to augment the fund. He then read a letter from Mr James, lessee of the rooms, suggesting inter alia that the rent of the room, £20, be paid half- yearly and not annually. Dr Williams and Mr Crosse were then appointed to audit the accounts of the late hon. secretary, and to lay the result before a meeting to be held at the Institute on Monday next, at six o'clock p.m. The Rev. Arthur Griffith was of opinion that if sufficient funds could be collected negotiation should be entered into with Messrs Mudie, to furnish the institution with books, and thus secure a constant supply of the latest publications. Mr Smith thought that if B20 could be collected, it would be advisable to purchase books to that amount, and then at the end of the year to sell the same for half price. No decision was, however, arrived at. A vote of thanks was agreed to be forwarded to Mr O'Halloran for his able ser- vices to the institution. A vote was also passed to the Vicar, for presiding on the occasion. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY.—Before John Matthews, EEq. (Mayor), and John Davies, Esq. Keeping Open a Public-house during Prohibited Hours. —David Davies, of Crynfryn Arms, Aberystwyth, was summoned for this offence. The defendant appeared in person.—P.C. James said he was on duty at noon on the previous Sunday, and saw four men in the back of the defendant's premises, with glasses before them. By the time he had access to the house the glasses had been cleared. He asked the defendant, David Davies, the landlord of the house, why he sold ale at that time on Sunday, and Davies replied that the four men had only just come in, and the other three a little before them.- The defendant expressed his regret that the offence should have taken place, and gave his assurance that such a thing should not occur again.—Their worships took a lenient view of the matter, as this was the first offence, and fined the defendant 10s., and costri,-Sergeant Evans here asked their worships whether they wished the seven persons who were found drinking in the house also to be summoned.—The Assistant Clerk was called upon to read the section of the Act bearing upon the case, and he read as follows—" Where any person licensed under any of the said recited Acts to sell beer, cider, or wine by retail, or any person licensed under the said Act of the ninth jear said recited Acts to sell beer, cider, or wine by retail, or any person licensed under the said Act of the ninth year of the reign of King George the Fourth, is convicted of keeping his house open for the sale of or of selling beer, cider, Wine, spirits, or any other excisable liquor, or of sufferingthe same to be drunk in such house, at any time during which such house ought by law to be closed, any person (other than the servants or inmates of such house): present in such house at such time shall, unless he account for' his presence to the satisfaction of the justices having cognizance of the case, be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings for each offence."—After' a short consulta- tion their worships- failed to arrive' at any decision, and the sergeant had no orders to summon the parties who were drinking in the house. Children Neglected by their moaer.MmVmt Smith, wife of Daniel Smithy a labourer, who is now working in Carnarvonshire, wasr summoned for leaving her two children, aged respectively three and five years, in the house by themselves, without anyone to look after them. emse vefi, van Jones safl&he- was on duty in Shipbuilders'- row on Monday night, about nine o'clock, when1 the piti- ful eries of children frcoi the bouse of the defendant drew his attention. He went in' and asked those wim occupied the other part of the house where were the parents of the children, and was informed that the father was working from home, and the mother had been out since eleven o'clock in the morning. Hfe'watehed about the house for some time, and about twelve o'clock he went to the Mason's Arms, near the bridge, where he saw the de- fendant drnnk, with a glass of ale before her, and talking to a man then present. He directed her to go homeland by the tune she had reached! her own house, the poor children had been put to bed with: their clothes on by the woman living in the other parfe He believed there Wfts no fire in the room, and that the little children had been without proper food during/the day. The defendant' admitted hlWÍDII. recei ved from ket-husbmd last week the stfm1 of 3ftei—Their Worships adjourned the case, and' ordered the defendant to be undeu*the surveillance of the police officers,. with a view of reforming her and inducing her'to take more interest in her children. Drunkenness and Wife-beatingc — Samuel Jones, of Fotmtam-court, mariner, was summoned for being drunk and'' disorderly, and, for abusing his wife.—P.C. Henry Jones said he was on duty in Fountain-court, about eleven o'clock on Saturday night, when he -hearet a great noise. He went farther in, and saw the defendant, who was dn,nd who, had, as the officer was- informed, kicked his wife out of doors with her child. The defendant had also thrown the ehildren's clothes omtt Jones went into the house with the wife, and after "remaining there a few miuutes, as he was going out, the defendant came on with the poker in has hand and threatened to strike him. He went away, and after he had gonw, a little distance, the defendant cam-& after him and struck- him on his hand with the poker.—The defendant was fined; for the assault upon the constablte 21, and costs. Nuisa nee;—Joel Morgan, farmer, of Btfynyrydben, was summoned by Sergt. Evans, the inspector of mrisances, for not providing: cesspools for his houses; sitwate in Skinner-street. The defendant appeared, and alleged that the evil had been remedied.—The Inspector had reason to believe that the work was being done.-The oase was ad- journed. MEETING^ OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HARBOUR. A meeting was held on Thursday last, at the Town Hall. It was a special meeting for the purpose of receiv- ing the report of the committee appointed to carry out the works of the pierto audit the Trust account up to 31st December laet- and to transact the general1 business of the Trust. Present: G. W. Parry, Mc)t,, chairman, Messrs T. OtMorgan, Thomas Bonsall, F. R. Roberts, Henry E. Taylor, John Davies, and Thomas Jones also Mr John Davies, harbourmaster, Mr Richard Morris, and Mr J. W. Szliimper;—The Chairman proceeded to-read the report of the committee appointed upon the* state of the pier, of which the following is a copy ;— To the- THistees of the Aberystwyth Barbour. Aberystwyth, February 10s 1870. We, the undersigned members of the committee appointed by you on the 18th March last, hereby report that in accordance with your desire we have so far carried out the objects for which we were appointed, and with the foil owing- results The first work. we did was to build a permanent timber-top bridge on stone abutments over the River Yystwyth,. communi- cating the pier with the railway-the bridge beSotf-or sufficient strength to enable the trustees to carry heavy railway trucks and which is now complete and in good working order. We found it necessary to pin and point the sea and -river walls on each side of the bridge, and also to rebuild and- winden the ap- proaches to the same. We have laid the railway aidiig thepier and over the bridge, io its junction with Mr Taylor's branch line. We have entered into negotiations with the owner of' Craigydre Quarry, and obtained a lease of the same, and also obtained assent to the making a. vail way to the qunrry fro lb-it he main line. We proceeded to work the quarry, and have t- the present time brought down aDd placed on the pier 1,103 tons of good, hard, large-sized, durable stones. We are more than ever impressed with the durability of the stone, and recommend you to continue the supply. What has-been caried has rendered the pier for the time comparatively safe. Being unable to take the "locomotive into the quarry, owing to the lightness of the rails on the branch line, and finding it would be advantageous to fto-eo, we propose, with your sanction, to. purchase old Cambrian rails for tius pur- pose, and to make the embankment of sufficient strength to bear the increased weight. The cost of these rails complete we estimate at ZM, which we propose should be del-rayed by a sale of the old materials- now lying on the pier. and which are now useless. Finding the, blocks of stone to be- so, heavy that we have not sufficient means for raising them,, we would ask your sanction to convert the old locomotive into a steam wineh, the cost of which we estimate at 9100. We hope with this outlay that we shall be able to continue working the quarry for some time to come.-Signed, G. W. PARRY, THOMAS JOKmS, JOHN DAVIBS, HKNBV E. TAYLOR. Mr Thomas Jones, Mr Thomas O1. Morgan^ and Mr Taylor spoke on the contents of the report. It was pro- posed by Mfi T. O. Morgan, and secondedrby Mr Thomas Bonsall, that the report be received and adopted, and was carried. A conversation ensued as to the interest due to tally holde and it was moved by Ms- Thomas: Jones, and seconded by Mr Taylor, that the tally holders of the har- bour be paid one year's interest, ending the 31st of Dec., 1869, at the rate of 22 10s. per cent.. The treasurer's ac- count having this day been examined and compared with the vouchers and receipts produced;from-the 1st of Jan. to the 31st Dec., 1869, inclusive, and ;being found correct, it was resolved that the same be passed, such account showing:that there is now due irom the treasurer to the trustees the sum of PA76 So. 6d.—Morgan Jones, a miner, who contracted to quarry stones for the pier, attended the meeting-for the purpose of asking the tmaeteee to assist him pecuniarily, as he had taken, the contract much too low, aad thereby lost a large sum of money. Mr Szlumper said there was a written agreement entered into which was readtto- Morgan Jones before he signed it, the amount of the contract being 265. The-Chairman said that as trus- tees for the public he did not- think they could entertain the matter, and besides, there was, a written agreement which they could not legally deviate from. Mr Jones and Mr Szlumper proceeded to-show that Jones had been paid muchmoremoney than the-amquut of thoeontmet. MrTaylor said that no doubt the man, who had a large family, sus- tained a great loss, and he heard one of Mr Szlumper's. men telling him he would ,not, have done the work under £12.0. However, it was. decided that the trustees could not depart from the agreement, and thus show a bad pre- cedent for future complaints.—There being no other busi- ness, the meeting broke up.





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