ASKEW ROBERTS, WOODALL, & VEXAELES, IEIAVE much pleasure in announcing that their B O O K S T A L L j At the Railway Station will be RE-OPENED early next week, with an entirely NEW STOCK of POPULAR BOOKS, Photographs, &c., &c. April 16th, 1870. TO ADVERTISERS. ALL ADVERTISEMENTS sent to the ABER- YSTWYTH TIMES are also inserted, without extra charge, in the CAMBRIAN NEWS AND MERI- ONETHSHIRE STANDARD, and thus find their way to a large circle of readers in Merionethshire and Carnarvonshire, as well as Cardiganshire. Advertisements should be sent, not later than Thursday evening if intended for publication in the current week, to the Publisher, PHILIP WILLIAMS 12, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. NOTICES. A letter on the British School at Aberystwyth is held over till next week. To CORRESPONDENTS.—We must request those who kindly furnish us with reports of local events (which we are always glad to receive) to send their communications to the office as early as possible.
Among the Parliamentary documents which, in the Easter recess, people have the leisure to peruse, there are probably none of greater importance than the Report sub- mitted to the House of Commons by the Select Com- mittee appointed to inquire into the present modes of conducting Parliamentary and Municipal Elections. The object of the appointment of the Select Committee was to provide further guarantees for the tranquillity, purity, and freedom of elections. It has been proved to the committee that in many boroughs great corruption prevails at Municipal Elections. In some boroughs it appears that a considerable class of voters will not vote unless they are paid; and that respectable persons are prevented from becoming candidates, or taking part in the voting. Treating is also practised at Municipal Elections to a great extent. In some instances the bribery takes the form of payment by drink tickets in- stead of money; and frequently the election is accom- panied by an amount of drinking which is described as demoralising to the town. Other corrupt practices pre- vail, but apparently to a minor extent. Serious rioting fre- quently takes place on the polling day, and the intimidation of individual voters is practised. In so ne instances the corrupt influences which are at work in a Municipal Election are made use of with a view of influencing the Parliamentary Elections, which, in the case of the last General Election, followed the former almost immediately. In most cases, however, party spirit or some local question appears sufficient to cause an extensive use of corrupt practices. Although the educated and respectable in- habitants would gladly see measures adopted which would put a stop to those practices, they take no active steps for this purpose. Suggestions have been made for remedying these evils —first, by the enactment of some more simple form of procedure for the recovery of penal- ties second, by the appointment of a special officer charged with the prosecution of these offences third, by the assimilation of the law relating to the avoidance of Municipal Elections, on account of corrupt practices, to that now affecting the trial of Parliamentary Election petitions and, further, by the adoption of secret voting. With regard to the first of these suggestions, it is difficult to find any more simple or inexpensive tribunal than the County Court. Bribery at Municipal Elections is punish- able as a misdemeanour at common law; and persons guilty of bribery, treating, or undue influence are liable to a penalty of forty shillings for each offence. The appointment of a public prosecutor would not be satisfactory; for the cost would fall upon the borough, and parties coming for- ward to give evidence would render themselves locally un- popular. The third suggestion is one that the Select Committee recommend to be carried i ito effect; but it will probably be deemed unnecessary that municipal peti- tions should be tried before a judge of the superior courts. The advantage to be gained from the adoption of secret voting is now all but generally admitted. With regard to Parliamentary Elections in boroughs, the evidence adduced before the Select Committee does no more than confirm what has been frequently established before committees of the House of Commons, Royal Commissions, and the judges who have been engaged in the trial of election petitions. It is wholly beyond dispute that in past elections various corrupt practices, of which bribery and treating were the chief, have prevailed to such an extent as to invalidate many elections nor can it be supposed thai; the whole of such practices have been brought to light. It is difficult to arrive at the truth of the allegations of intimidation of workmen by masters, of tenants by landlords, of tradesmen by customers, and of working men by each other. This also applies to in- timidation-by ministers of religion. That intimidation in these forms is practised-thoiigh, perhaps, not extensively, and usually in a manner incapable of legal prcof—cannot be doubted, and the sooner a remedy is devised the better. As compared with the Borough Elections, the Select Committee are of opinion that County Elections are in the main free from bribery it is, however, alleged that in these elections intimidation and undue influence are very largely practised, and our readers are only too well aware that in Wales tenants have been actually evicted from their farms on account of their votes. In some cases allegations to this effect have not been contra- dicted and although in others the investigation was not altogether satisfactory to the minds of the Select Com- mittee, they report that, It is certain, however, that an influence, exceeding in a greater or less degree the legiti- mate influence which a popular and respected landlord must always exercise in his neighbourhood, is often brought to bear on tenant farmers and other voters in agricultural districts. The agent frequently holds language which the landlord would shrink from using, but which the latter does not think it necessary to disown. An instance was given where tenants who had signed the requisition to a candidate, all voted with their landlord against that candidate another, where no tenant on the estate would promise the same candidate a vote until they had received an assurance from their landlord that they might vote as they pleased, on receiving which they all both promised and voted for the candidate opposed to the landlord's politics." In Irish elections, the Select Com- mittee are of opinion there exists no freedom of election whatever, and in this everyone who reads the newspapers cannot fail to concur. As to the remedies that have been proposed for the evils and inconveniences which are declared to exist, the chief suggestions that have been made are the following That the present system of public nominations and de- clarations of the poll should be discontinued that the employment of paid agents and canvassers should be pro- hibited that the use of rooms in publichouses, for com- mittee or other election meetings, should be forbidden that publichouses should be closed on the days of nomina- tion and polling that the law relating to the destruction of property by rioters should be made more stringent; that the law which requires a return of the expenses of candidates should be amended; that the use of voting- papers be permitted that the number of polling-places should be increased and that vote by ballot be adopted. The declaration of the poll might as well be made in some other way; but as regards public nominations there is much to be said in favour both of the retention and discon- tinuance of the practice. The entire abolition of paid agents would be obviously attended with difficulty. The use of rooms in publichouses for committee rooms is a fruitful source of expense and corruption, and the Select Committee are of opinion that it should be forbidden by law but they fear that the closing of publichouses during nomination and polling days, although it would tend to the tranquillity and purity of election, would be attended with inconvenience that would outweigh its advantages. Amendments of the law relating to the destruction of property by rioters, and to the expenses of candidates, are strongly recom- mended. A considerable increase in the number of polling places is deemed advisable, but the use of the voting paper is condemned. In recommending the adoption of the ballot, the Select Committee express their opinion that, in order to secure the benefits anticipated from its intro- duction into this country, it is necessary that the secresy of the vote should be inviolable, except in the case of any voter who is found guilty of bribery, or whose vote in due course of law has been adjudged invalid. The principal objections which have been advanced against the ballot as applied to our own elections are- that the act of voting is a public duty, and should involve a public responsibility; that it would lead to hypocrisy and deception; that it would do little to restrain the practice of treating; that it would increase bribery, by making it more difficult to detect; that it would be wholly inoperative in the case of spiritual intimidation such as that which is alleged to exist so extensively in Ireland and that it would afford facilities for personation. Ad- mitting that there is much force in many of these abjections, it is now conceded that the ballot possesses abjections, it is now conceded that the ballot possesses many great advantages; and the weight of evidence before the Select Committee leads to the conclusion that this change in the mode of voting would not only promote the tranquillity both of Municipal and Parliamentary Elections, but also protect voters from undue influence and intimidation, and introduce into Elections a greater degree of freedom and purity than is secured under the present system. A protest, signed by five thousand Nonconformists, was presented to Mr GLADSTONE, on Monday, against three points in the Government Education Bill—viz., the power given to local boards to establish denominational i teaching in rate-appointed schools, the conscience clause, and the permissive arrangement for religious inspection. Mr LOWE'S budget appears to have given general satis- faction. In some quarters disappointment is expressed that more was not done for the direct benefit of the agricultural classes, but on the whole the scheme of the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER is regarded as resting on a safe and substantial foundation, from the fact of its con- taining judicious remissions of both direct and indirect taxes. The reduction of those taxes yielding the largest revenue being a far wiser policy than their total remission, in acting upon this principle with regard to the income tax and the sugar duty, the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER has followed the path of true wisdom and financial prudence.
on\1 antt JH,strict Sir Watkin Williams and Lady Wynn have arrived at the Hotel Bristol, Paris. BISHOPRIC OF ST. ASAPH.-The Dean and Chapter held a Special Chapter on Thursday last, and elected the Rev. Joshua Hughes, B.D., as the new Bishop of the see, by virtue of her Majesty's letters of conge d'elire. WELSH EMIGRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES.—The Welsh settlers in the United States have formed an organ- ization for the purpose of increasing Welsh emigration, and of promoting the welfare of the Welsh emigrants on their arrival. They have applied for a charter to enable them to acquire lauds in the states and territories, and to aid emigrants to settle on them. The offices of the company are to be at Utica, in the neighbourhood of which the Welsh settlements are noted for their prosperity. PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS.—In the division on Thurs- day night, on Mr Fowler's amendment to strike out of the scale of compensation for disturbance the rates proposed for holdings between JMO and £100, and above the latter sum, with the Government voted—Mr A. H. Brown, Mr R. Davies, Mr L. L. Dillwyn, Colonel Edwardes, Mr W. H. Foster, Mr R. Fothergill, Lord R. Grosvenor, Mr W. B. Hughes, Lord Hyde, Mr L. Jones-Parry, Mr H. Richard, Mr E. M. Richards, Mr E. J. Sartoris, Colonel Stepney, Hon. C. R. D. H. Tracy, Mr H. H. Vivian, and Mr W. Williams; and for the Government paired Mr Holland, Colonel Stuart, and Sir T. D. Lloyd. With Mr Fowler voted—Colonel Corbett, Mr J. Figgins, General Forester, Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, General Herbert, Mr T. Meyrick, Lord A. E. Hill-Trevor, Mr G. H. Whalley, and Mr C. W. W. Wynn and for the amendment paired Lord Newport, Colonel Clive, and -ir W. Wynn. a
A13ER YST WITH. DISSOLVING VIEWS.—On Friday evening, the 8th inst., Mr John Parry (loan Dderwen o Fon), of this place gave an exhibition of dissolving views at the Assembly Rooms, to a respectable audience. His eloquence in describing the views rendered the entertainment all through exceed- ing pleasing. INTERESTING TO GEOLOGISTS.—We have been informed that, while digging for an additional temporary supply of water on the Pias Crug walk; the men have come in con- tact with strata of geological structure so wonderfully woven that some of our leading men in the town have visited the place and were much struck with the curious formation exhibited. Mr Hackney, who has, we are in- formed, taken great interest in the affair, will, it is hoped, superintenJ the selection of some fragments of the strata. MUSIC FOR THE SEASON.—There is nothing doubtless more congenial to the nature of visitors at our watering places than to listen to a good band of music after long walks along the beach. It has a direct tendency to enliven those who otherwise would feel fatigued and gloomy, and it is gratifying to find that the authorities of this place have never been wanting in their endeavour for a great number of years to engage good hands during the summer months. We have been informed that several applications have been sent to the Commissioners from bandmasters for the privilege of playing in the town during the approaching season; which probably will be read and considered at the next meeting of the Town Commissioners. THE RIVAL MARKET HALLS.—It is gratifying to find that the promoters of the new scheme are determined to carry it into effect. A Limited Liability Company has been lready formed and registered. And this week Mr Job Jones, butcher, and Thomas James, shoemaker, who respectively carry on business in the temporary wooden buildings on Mr John James's premises in Terrace road, have had notice to quit their holdings to enable the Market Hall Company to commence operations without delay. We have just seen a letter received by Mr Elias Davies, one of the owners of the property on which the New Hall is to be built in Terrace-road, from Mr John James, merchant, London and Aberystwyth, in which letter Mr James hinted that their company had been regularly registered while the promoters of the other scheme were idly talking about it. Instructions are given to Mr David Watkins, mason, to commence at once to build a party-wall across the gardens, and to have a great number of men ready for work on Monday. Mr Watkins and a number of his men, in accordance with such instruc- tions, commenced working on Wednesday morning. There are also large placardsfixedonthewallsboutthetownwith aheacitig in large and conspicuous letters, Public An- nouncement," &c. inviting persons to send in applications for stalls in the New Hall for dealers in corn, meat, poultry, butter, eggs, &c., to Mr James, 51. North-parade. The new building is, we understand, to cover an area of 11,000 square feet. Still, with all this promptitude on the part of Mr James and his co-partners in accomplishing their task, we are informed that the promoters of the other scheme are also determined to carry it into effect; and if rumour is correct, we,are doubtful whether a third scheme will not be mooted in a few days, so that Aberystwyth, having a population of about 7,000, will have two or three market halls. Such is the result of competition. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor and John Davies, Esq. Nuisance.—Sergeant Evans, the inspector of nuisances, summoned Mr Richard Morgan, of Great Darkgate-street, grocer, and Mr James Machonochie, fishmonger, for per- mitting a nuisance to exist on their premiseA.-Ser,eant Evans said that, from information he had obtained, he on the previous day visited the premises of the defendants at the back of the house, and found there a warehouse occu- pied by Mr Machonochie in which herrings were kept; and matter from such herrings ran over the yard and out into the street; and it also oozed through the wall to the back kitchen of the house occupied by Mr Davies, chemist and druggist.—It was ordered that the nuisance be in- stantly abated. Assault.—Mr William Evans, son of Mr John Evans, auctioneer, Castle Inn, was summoned by Mr John Jones, carman. North-parade, for assaulting him.—Mr Jones, the complainant, said that on Saturday night last, about ten o'clock, he was at the Golden Eagle public-house, in Marv-street, where he saw the defendant, who called him by all sorts of names, and said that he had killed some of his relations the defendant also put his fist up, and would have struck him had it not been for the timely interference of Mr Morgan Howells, butcher, who got between them, and prevented the defendant carrying his object into effect. —Morgan Howells, butcher, said he was present when the complainant met the defendant at the Golden Eagle, and the latter lifted his fist to strike, but witness prevented him. He heard the defendant imputing to the complaint- ant that he had killed his mother-in-law.—Richd. Edwards, landlord of the Golden Eagle, on behalf of defendant, said the parties were drinking at his houses and he heard the defendant asking the complainant why he should cause him to be fined before the magistrates on a former occa- sion, and calling him bad names for doing so, on which the complainant invited the defendant to strike him and other- wise aggravated him. He did not believe the defendant intended to strike the complainant. -The defendant was ordered to be bound over to keep the peace for twelve months, himself in the sum of 95, and one surety in the same sum. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, TUESDAY.—Present: Captain R. Basset Lewis, in the chair Messrs J. Pell, Charles Hackney, J. Davies, John Jones (Great Dark- gate-street), T. H. Jones, J. J. Atwood, Thomas Jones, Dr C. Rice Williams, W. Julian, and D. Jenkins Mr W. H. Thomas, clerk; Mr D. Lloyd, assistant-clerk Mr Vaughan, surveyor. THE BY-LAWS. Three tenders were sent in for the printing of the by- 180\ s—two from Mr Williams, and a third from Mr David Jenkins, jun. Apropos of the tenders being confined to printers resident in the town, Mr ATWOOD remarked that during the past year the county of Cardigan had effected a saving of upwards of 630 by throwing open their contract for printing, and not confining it to the county. On the motion of Mr PELL, seconded by Mr Hackney, it was resolved that the tender of Mr David Jenkins should be accepted. A NUISANCE IN STABLE-LANE. A letter was read from Mr G. J. Williams, Laura- pJa: complaining that the Board had not taken action in the removal of a "rag and bone" nuisance in Stable- lane. The CLERK said that the Street Committee had been requested to visit the place. Mr PELL, as a member of the Street Committee, pro- tested against their having such a duty entailed upon them, so long as they had a paid inspector of nuisances. Captain Basset LEWIS said that the inspector could not cer if that this was a nuisance, and that he wished to have the opinion of the Street Committee. The inspector was loth to say that this was a nuisance, and the Board, therefore, declined to take immediate action. Mr PELL said that a memorial had been presented from a number of ratepayers, complaining of a nuisance. He thought that the inspector should take out a summons, so 1 ng as these ratepayers had complained and were willing to give evidence. 0 Mr ATWOOD said that the inspector had examined it, ard could not certify that it was a nuisance. Thus the Board could not take action, but it was quite competent for indiviciuxl ratepayers to move in the matter. Sergeant EVANS (inspector of nuisances) said that the I place was kept very clean. He thought that the ap- pearance of the place was the only nuisance, as no bad smell emanated fom the rags. It was resolved that Sergeant Evans should visit the place daily, and explain to the petitioners who signed the memorial that when they found the nuisance bad, they should at once send for him. THE PUMPING-ENGINE. Mr THOMAS JONES said that the committee had the offer of a pumping-engine from Mr Ellis, at a very low rate. Mr PELL suggested that Mr Ellis should send in a tender through the committee. The matter was left in the hands of the committee to negotiate with Mr Ellis for the purchase of the engine. A SUPPLY OF HYDRANTS. On the motion of Mr PELL, seconded by Mr THOMAS JONES, it was resolved that three hydrauts be ordered for the use of the town. THE FUTURE WATER-SUPPLY OF ABERYSTWYTH. The CLERK read the following report from Mr Arnold Taylor Local Government Act Office, 8, Richmond-terrace, Whitehall, April 5th, 1870. SIR,-I have to forward herewith to 'he Improvement Com- missioners of Aberystwyth, for their information, a copy of Mr Arnold Taylor's report on his enquiry as to the best source for the future water supply of the district. Your acknowledgment of the receipt of the communication is requested. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, W. H. Thomas, Esq. T. TAYLOR. THE LnCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1838. The Water Supply of the Town of Aberystivyth. Report on an enquiry held at Aberystwyth, on a memorial from the Improvement Commissioners acting as the Local Board of that borough, praying that an inspector might be sent from this de- paitment, to determine which source the Commissioners ought to adopt for the future water supp'y of their district. Local Government Act Office, March 31«t, 1870. To the Tt. Hon. Henry Austin Bruce, M.P., her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. SIR,-I have the honour to Jay before you the following report on the various schemes and sources which have been submitted to the Improvement Commissioners acting as the Local Board of Aberystwyth for the better water supply of their district. The circumstances which led to the enquiry are these: On Noxember Srd, 1869, a letter was received by this department, from Mr Thomas, the clerk to the Aberystwyth Improvement Commissioners, enclosing the following resolution which had been unanimously passed by them the previous morning at their general monthly meeting, "That inasmuch as great differences of opinion exist as to which of the many schemes put forward for the better supplying the town with water, is the best, the Secretary of State be respectfully requested to send down Arnold Taylor, E-q., or some other government inspector, to inquire into the relative merits of all the schemes which have been from time to time submitted to the consideration of this Board, and of any new schemes that m'ty, in the meantime, be brought forward, and to ddvise this Board as to which of such several schemes is preferable. This Board hereby pledges itself to abide by his de- cision." Direction was then given that the above request should be granted on condition that the decision of the government inspec- toi sent down, should be accepted by the Commissioners, in reference to the future source qf water supply for their district, the needful enquiry for the purpose being fixed for Monday, November 29th, 18'?9, at the Town Hall, Aberystwyth. The Improvement Commissioners, who by their adoption of the Local Government Act are now the Local Board for that borough, have had under their consideration, since the latter part of 1867, the question of an improved water supply for the district, and in the summer of 18C8 they determined to consult the late Mr Duncan, O.E., the eminent engineer of the Liverpool Corporation Water Works. That gentleman visited the district in July, 1868, and made his report uran the future water supply of the district, in the Octo- ber following, his much lamented death occurring very shortly afterwards. From this date, a series of Commissioners' meetings ensued, at which varyiug and contradictory resolutions were passed in reference to the water question. At last in October, 18G9, the Commissioners, yielding to the decision of a lar40 public meeting of the ratep-lyers on the subject, which had been held in the Town Hull on the 19th of that month, passed a resolution to abandon the Doineu Valley scheme and source of water supply, which Mr Duncan had recommended for their adoption. Thus the whole question was again re-opened, when on Nov. 2nd, 1869, at a general monthly meeting, at which twenty-five of the Commissioners were present, they unanimously passed the resolution already set forth in my report, to leave the matter to be decided by an inspector of the Local Government Act office. During the two years which have elapsed since the Com- missioners first decided that a better water supply was essential to the wants and interests of Aberystwyth they have had before them seven different schemes, viz.:— No. 1. The extension of the present water works. 2. Supply from the Old Well or South Spring on Llan. badarn Flats. 3. From PJynlimmon. 4. From the Domen Valley. 5. From Strata Florida. 6. From Nant-eos Valley. 7. From Cwm Valley (Clarach). I I heard evidence on all these schemes, and I have since the enquiry carefully considered the various reports in connexion with them which were hunderl in to me on that occasion. After doing so I am of opinion that the u timate decision as to which of the seven is best, must lie between No. 2 Llanbadarn Fiats supply, and No. 4, the Domen Valley supply; the former being a pumping, the latter a gravitation scheme. And first, as regards the quality of the water from the two sources, as well indeed as from the other five which were sub- mitted, it will be seen from the following report and analysis of Professor Frankland, that whilst every one of the samples is pronounced to be good and well suited for a domestic supply, the best of them all is from the Llanbadarn Flats well, whilst the next best, and hardly a shade inferior is that from the Domen Valley stream. 1, Park Prospect, Great Queen-streeet, Westminster, January 13, 1870. STR,-Herewith I enclose results of analysis of five samples of water from Aberystwyth. All the samples are very soft and well adapted for washing 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 collection, but if the waters be intended for domestic supply, the cause ought to be investigated. Sample (No. 2), if clear, would be in every respect an excellent water for domestic use. It is free from all suspicion of animal contamination. The rest of the samples are also of excellent quality (if clear) so far as analysis can show, but they all lie more or less under suspicion of previous animal pollution. This suspicion may be disregarded if they be deep well or deep-seated spring waters; but if river waters, the banks of the stream should be investi- gated as directed in No 3 Memorandum. The suspicion is strongest against No 5, both on account of the greater indicated contamination, and also by reason of the rather large proportion of clilorine which denotes an admixture of urine. I remain, sir, your obedient servant, Arnold Taylor, Esq. (Signed) E. FRANKLAND. I RIVERS COMMISSION LABORATORY. Result of Analysis expressed in parts of 100,000. Nitrogen Total as Total Previous HARDNESS. Description. «« g* nS £ "2" SSSi < £ g& <»■ W purity.- Nitrites. Nitrogen, nation. porary. manent. Total. purity, Nitrites. Nitrogen, nation. porary. manent. Total. FromNanteos 8-42 .168 "029 -009 200 .230 1,750 1.9 -13 2.23 2.36 Slightly turbid. Old Well, South Spring on Llanbadarn Flats 6-70 '094 -042 -005 -000 046 0 1.3 0 2.11 I 2.11 Very slightly turbid. Domen Valley 7'30 "157 "030 .001 *073 "104 420 1.7 0 2.11 2.11 Clear. CWID Valley (Clarach) 11-60 "094 "022 '000 "334 -356 3,020 2.3 0 3.11 ) 3.11 Very slightly turbid. Craiglas Reservoir (pre- j sent source of j supply) 1 17-ro -153 '023 -005 -447 "474 4,190 4.6 0 5.05 5.05 Slightly turbid. The Llanbadarn Flats are immediately outside the town of Aberystwyth, and looking at their formation and that of the adjacent hills, I have no doubt in my own mmd that by sinking driving headings, and taking the other usual measures, fully to develop the deeper seated springs, a supply of the purest water could be obtained, far in excess of the quantity which Aberyst- wyth is likely to require for many years. Some objection was raised to the selection of this source on the grounds of the possibility of its pollution from the drainage of the cemetery and of Llanbadarn churchyard both of which are at no great distance from the well from which the sample was taken for analysis. The report of Dr Frankland shows that such an apprehension was unfounded. But had it been otherwise it would be per- fectly easy so to drain both the cemetery and the churchyard as to cut off all possible chance of any polluted subsoil water get- ing from them to the deeper seated springs on the Flat. I heard evidence from Mr Hughes, Mr Green, and Mr Durio on the works, and estimates put forward by each of these gen- tlemen on behalf of the Llanbadarn Flats scheme. But I am bound to declare my opinion, that in each case the works pro- posed by them were of far too limited a character, and the esti- mates detailed in consequence most inadequately low. Looking at the present population of Aberystwyth in compari- son with the census of 1861, and regard being had to its growing popularity as a bathing place and town of summer resort, I do not consider that the late Mr Duncan's estimate of half a million gallons of water per day is in any way extravagant; because it has to bu borne in mind, that the intended water works will be executed with money borrowed on the security of the rates of the district, the repayment of the principal being spread over a period of fifty years. Hence the works must be on a scale of completeness adapted to the wants of the district during at least that period. If the I question be regarded in this light, I consider the estimates of £J,OOO, £D,ÜOO, or RC),000 perfectly delusive, ivs representing the probable cost of the necessary works for a waiter supply pumped from Llanbadarn Flats. J f F The late Mr Duncan, whose report is by no means unfavour- able to this source of supply, estimated the cost of the neces- sary works, including a reservoir to hold three and a-half million gallons, or a week's supply, at £ 8,000, which is m my opinion much nearer the required outlay. The annual working expenses involved in a pumping scheme are put by Mr Duncan at the moderate sum of £ 300 a year, and this capitalized at five per cent., represents a further sum of £ 6,000, thus bringing the per cent., represents a further sum of £6,000, thus bringing the total cost of the scheme to £ 14,000. The Domen Valley scheme, which is a modification of No. 3, the Plynlimmon project, proposes to take the water from a the Plynlimmon project, proposes to take the water from a gathering ground of some 900 acres in the valley of this name, at the lower end of which Mr Duncan proposed the construction of a large storage reservoir, to receive the water of the stream which runs through the Domen Valley, as well as that from the minor lateral vallies, which unite at a point above the site of the proposed reservoir, from whence the water could be con- veyed by gravitation to a smaller supply reservoir, to be con- structed at an elevation sufficient to command the highest points and buildings in the town of Aberystwyth. I conclude from the evidence that was adduced during my en- quiry in opposition to this scheme, that a good deal of misap- prehension prevails both as regards the actual area of the gathering ground from which the water is to be taken, and as to the exact site and nature of the proposed storage reservoir. Again, in respect to the quality of the water, it was objected that the Domen Valley stream was liable to extensive pollution from farm yards and manure washings. Dr Frankland's analysis of the samples from the Domen Valley is the most conclusive answer to this objection, though it is highly probable that some impurity may reach the water from the few detached cottages and farms lying within the area of the proposed gathering ground. But if there be any, the analysis shows that it must be almost infinitesimal. Be this as it may, in the case of the Domen Valley, as in that of Llanbadarn Flats, the diversion of all possible sources. of pol- lution from dwelling houses or farm yards would be an essential part of the general scheme. Some evidence was also given on the possible or probable pol- lution of this source from lead mine washings, but I do not attach much importance to this, for at the worst, if any mine washings ever did come down the valley, they also could and must be separately provided for. Mr Duncan, in his report, estimated the cost of the Domen. Valley scheme at A;12,000, to which must, in my opinion, be added another £ 2,000 at least, for compensations, and the re- quisite parliamentary and other legal charges, consequent on the source of supply being beyond the boundary of the Com- missioners' district. It scemd more than probable, though on this point there is some uncertainty, that even the well on Llanbadarn Flats is beyond the Commissioners' district, though I am inclined to think that the needful works for a supply from this source could probably be all kept within their boundary line. Whether this be so or not, I assume it as a fact, in the following final com- parison of the two schemes. 1st. The gravitation supply from Domen Valley, which is estimated to cost say £ 14,000. 2nd. The pumping scheme from the old well on Llanbadarn Flats, which will cost, sayt8,000, plus the working expenses, capitalized £ 6,000; or in all, say £ 14,000. In either case, the quality of the water is practically equally pure, and its quantity amply abundant. The essential point of difference consists in this, that Llanba.darn Flats must be a pumping, and that from Domen Valley a gravitation scheme. It is on this ground chiefly, if not entirely, that the late Mr Duncan pronounced judgment in favour of the latter. In doing so, he was not only expressing the view of one who was justly eminent as a water-works engineer, but the opinion which is now generally maintained by the best authorities, on the ques- tion of town water supply. Very varying opinions were expressed at the enquiry how the project of taking the Domen Valley water would be received by landowners and others interested. According to some, the Commissioners would be met by the most determined hostility —according to others, they would be generally supported and assisted. Actual experience can alone prove which of these opinions is correct, but the Commissioners have ample time before them to mature their future scheme during the ensuing spring and sum- mer, and to ascertain how it is likely to be entertained by the landowners of the district, and by others who may be interested in the question. Whilst therefore I give my opinion strongly in favour of the Domen Valley gravitation scheme, I cannot but think it fortun- ate that if the Commissioners find they are encountered by opposition sufficiently serious to endanger the success of their gravitation scheme, they have always the alternative source of supply to fall back upon at Llanbadarn Flats, where the private interests concerned are so much smaller than those involved in the execution of the Domen Valley works. I have in conclusion to ask that a copy of this report may be forwarded to the Aberystwyth Commissioners, as an expression of opinion from this department that they will at once carry out the uudertaking given in their resolution of last. November, by accepting my decision in favour of the Domen Valley scheme, as shadowed forth in the late Mr Duncan's report of October 30th, 1868, and by at once taking the necessary steps for the comple- tion of the plans and estimates in connection with that source of supply. I have the honour to be, &c., ARYOCD TAYLOR. The CLERK-SO the decision comes in favour of the Domen scheme, and he will keep you to your pledge. Mr PELL moved that one hundred copies of the report be- printed. This was agreed to, and the consideration of the report deferred.
TREDDOL. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, the 7th inst.—Before J. G. W. Bonsall and H. C. Fryer, Esquires. Appointment of Ovei-seers.-The following persons were appointed overseers for the ensuing year Broncastellan, Mr David Thomas, Frondeg, and Mr Thomas Ed- wards, Brynsgaga; Ceulanymaesrr awr, Mr Thomas Rees, Dolrhyddlan, and Mr David Jones, of the 3ame place Clarach, Mr David Roberts, Nantcellan-fach, and Mr John Edwards, Nantsiriol; Cyfoethybrenin, Mr James Jones, Tydu, and Mr David Jones, Aberooiro.; Cynnill- mawr, Mr John Owen, Cwmcai, and Mr Abraham James; Elerch, Mr Richard Watkins, Henllys farm, for Cam- ddwrbach, and Mr James Jones, Llwynglas, for Cam- ddwrbitty; Henllys, Mr Thomas Delahoyde, Cwmgeulan, and Mr Edward Owen, Cerrigceranau Llancynfelin, Mr Thomas Thomas, Noyaddyrynys, and Mr David Williams, Tynllwyn Scyborycoed, Mr John Evans, Doleneglwvs, and Mr John Jones, Cefncoch Tirymynach, Mr Richd. Jenkins, Llettyevanhen, and Mr Richard Morris, CWmglo. Appointment of Parish Constables. — The following persons were appointed constables for the different parishes:—Broncastellan, Mr William Edwards shoe- maker, Bow-street; Ceulanymaesmawr, Mr John Williams, Pandy, Talybont, clothier, and Mr William Jones,-Penlone, Talybont, weaver; Clarach, Mr Evan Hughes, Tanyfoel, farmer, and Mr Evan Benjamin, Ruel Mill, Bow-street; Cyfoethybrenin, Mr Rowland Wil- liams, Gwastad, Borth, and Mr Morgan James. Ruel Issa; Elerch, Mr Shadrach Morris, Bontgoch Mill, and Mr Edward Jenkins, Cwmere; Henllys, Mr Edward Owen, Cerrigcaranau, and Mr Evan Jones, Tyhen Llan- eynfelin, none appointed Scyborycoed, Mr. John Davies, Furnace Eglwysfach, and Mr James Evans, Penybryn Tirymynacb, Mr John Owen, Nanty fallen, Bow Street; Cynnillmawr, Mr Evan Jones, Bwlchyddwyallt, and Mr Richard Davies, Braichgarw. Appointment of Special Sessions.-The following days were appointed as special sessions for hearing appsals against the rates of the several parishea, and townships in the division for the ensuing year, viz., the 5th day of May, the 7th day of July, the 1st day of September, and the 3rd day of November next, and the first Thursday in Jan- uary and March, 1871. Trespass in Search of Game.—Mr Richard Jones, of New-street, Aberystwyth, and of London, was summoned for this offence.—P.C. Jones proved the service of the summons upon the defendant at Aberystwyth.—Mr John Jones said he was the tenant of Argoedfawr. On the 26h February last he saw the defendant on the lands of Bwlchyddwyallt, coming from, the direction of Argoed- fawr Bank, in his occupation. He was accompanied by one John Evans. The defendant had with him at the time a greyhound and another dog, and he had a hare in his possession.—John Evans said he was a pupil teacher at the Talybont school. He bad been in February last with the defendant on lands belonging to the farm of Argoed- fawr, and other farms, searching for hares. They caught a hare on Braichgarw with the. greyhound. The dogs belonged to Maesnewydd, and the defendant had asked him to join.—Mr William Jones, of Bryn Owen, said he was the agent for Argoed-fawr. He met the defendant on the lands, searching for game, and informed him he was not allowed to go over that land, when defendant replied that he would go over the land. Witness afterwards wrote a note to him stating that if he was found walking over that land again he would be summoned.—The de- fendant did not appear, but the assistant magistrates' clerk informed the Bench that the defendant had called upon him requesting him to ask their worships to adjourn the case for a month, as he could not attend, having an important appointment at Machynlleth about some mining business. However, their worships refused to accede to the request, and fined the defendant 22, with 15s. costs.
LAMPETER. SAD FIRE. -Between ten and eleven p.m. of the 7th inst. the stable and cowhouse of Goytre-issa, parish of Llan- gybi, and occupied by Mr Thomas Griffiths, cattle dealer, were discovered on fire. The servant on hearing the noise of the cows ran down and loosed the horses out from the stable with only his shirt on, and on going up to the loft above where he slept found it too late, as the whole room, together with the buildings, was in a blaze. He called up his master and the family, but before any assistance could be rendered, sixteen head of cattle had fallen a sacrifice to the conflagration, and another has since died. Many of the neighbours repaired to the spot, but were too late to save any property. It is not yet known what was the cause of the fire.
DOLGELLEY. THE PARISH CHURCH.—We are requested to state that on Easter Sunday and during the summer months, the afternoon English service will be held at four o'clock. The choir will be surpliced from and after Easter Day. THE EISTEDDFOD.—At the Dolgelley Provincial Eisteddfod, to be held in this town on August 23rd and 24th, Mr Hugh John Reveley, of Brynygwin, a president of the Eisteddfod, has intimated his intention of offering a special prize of B2 for the best model from nature, such as a head, a dead bird, or a child, executed in either clay, plaster, wax, wood, or stone, either in relief or in the round. APPROACHING MARRIAGE.—Amongst the approaching marriages in high life, the Court Journal announces that of Eugene Wason, Esq., second son of Rigby Wason, Esq., of Corwar, formerly M.P. for Ipswich, with Miss Williams, the daughter of Charles Reynolds Williams, Esq., of Dolmelynllyn Hall, near this town, and .48, Gloucester-square, Hyde Park. The marriage is an- nounced to take place in June. THE QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE WESLEYAN METHODISTS. —A quarterly meeting of the Wesleyan Methodists was held in Dolgelley on Thursday and Friday week. By the courtesy of the deacons of the Independent Chapel, the services were held in the new and handsome building which has recently been erected by the members of that denomination. The preachers at the services were the Rev. John Evans (Bethesda), Rev. T. Owen (Port Din- orwic) and Rev. John Jones (Vulcan), Tregarth. The con- gregations were very large. THE RECENT MARRIAGE OF THE MISSES EDWARDS, DOLSERAU.-At the beginning of the year we chronicled the very extensive demonstrations which took place in Dolgelley, and the adjoining villages, in honour of the marriage of the Misses Edwards, of Dolserau Hall. These rejoicings, which were very general, were not confined to any sect or denomination, and, recognizing this fillet-and in appreciation of tlie kindness and good feeling then dis- played towards the family of Dolserau— Mr Charles Edwards, in addition to presenting a handsome lectern to the parish church, has intimated his intention of offering for acceptance to each of the dissenting chapels in the town a large pulpit Bible as a momento of that memorable occasion. PETTY SESSIONS, TUFSDAY. -Before R. Meredyth Richards, Esq., and Colonel Bunbury, C.B. Drunk and Riotous. -Richard Hughes, alias Dic Trawsfynydd, an old offender, was charged with being drunk and riotous at Upper Smithfiel, Dolgelley, on the 30th ult. The charge was proved by Inspector O. Jones, who said that defendant had his coat off and was abusing one William Roberts and threatening to beat him. — Defendant was fined 40s., and costs; or in default one month's imprisonment- Assaulting the Police.-The defendant was further charged with assaulting the police while on duty on the same day.—Inspector Jones, said that he had taken the defendant home, after he had committed the previous offence. On leaving the house, t inspector, hearing some footsteps behind him turned back, and found defendant in the cart of act of attempting to kick him; he succeeded to evade that kick, but immediately afterwards received a rather severe one on the thigh. This took place just m the doorway, and defendant managed to struggle into the house, otherwise he would have been taken in charge. This being the twenty-sixth charge brought against the defendant at thie court during the list twelve years, a remark was made that the whole time occupied by him in prison during that period was nearly eqital to five years of penal servitude. The Bench sentenced hira to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. Parish Constables.-The parish constables were sworn in for the different parishes comprised in tbis-petty sessional division; and strict orders were given them as they were sworn to assist the police officers generally, and especially in the suppression of vagrancy.
CORRIS. CONCERT.—An amateur concert was given by the mem- bers of the Corris choir in the Methodist Chapel on Wednesday night. A capital programme was gone through, the local amateurs having the assistance of the Bryneglwys Glee Party. There was a very large attend- ance, which had an able chairman in Mr Robert Hughes, Aberyllyfeni. VAGABONDAGE. On Monday two of the tramping fraternity, giving the names of George Williams and Geo. Collen were brought before Dr Pughe, at Aberdovey, charged by P.C. Vaughan with begging in this village. Committed for a month.—On a previous day William Wright, John Davies, and James Gates were brought before C. F. Thruston, Esq., on a similar charge, pre- ferred by P. C. Vaughan, and committed for one month.
CORWEN. WESLEYAN MEETING.—The Wesleyans of this town held. their annual preaching meeting on Monday and Tuesday last. The preachers were the Re7 W. Davies, Bangor, Rev. Hugh Jones, Birkenhead, and the Rev. J. H. Evans, Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant. There was a good attendance throughout, and very impressive sermons were delivered; EIGHT MILES AN HOGR.-On Fricay, the 8th inst., a. pedestrian of athletic appearance challenged any one to compete with him in walking eight miles an hour. None' of the natives" having sufficient courage to accept the-, challenge, the stranger undertook the task himself, and finished in good time. PENNY LECTURES.—The eighth and last of the series of: these popular lectures was held at the British Schoolrooms on Friday evening, the 8th inst., when Mr R. Pearson Roberts, of Rhydyfen, delivered his speech on "Napoleon's Empire." Mr Roberts very ably handled the subject, more particularly dwelling upon the resemblance between the French and English governments. The Rev. R. Jones, (W.M.) presided. The Corwen choir entertained the audience with several pieces, and recitations were given by Miss Ellen Jones, Messrs T. W. Davies, W. Lloyd, and G. Pryce-Parry, and a song by Mr R. R. Ellis, and also "Eryr Alwen." The usual compliments to the chairman, choir, lecturer, and the energetic secretaries having been moved, and acknowledged, the Welsh National Anthem closed the proceedings.
BARMOUTH. PETTY SESSIONS, Ap. 8th.-Before the Rev. John Jones, J. E. Parry, Esq., and Wm: Jones, Esq. The following overseers were appointed :-Llanenddwyn, Messrs Robert Wynn and John Davies Llanddwywe-is- graig, Thos. Evans and Edward Williams Llanddwywe- uwch-graig, Richard Jones and Robert Griffith Llan- elltydd, Henry Williams and William Edwards Uwch- mynydd, Robert Williams Ismynydd, Margaret Jones Barmouth, Morris Williams.—The parish constables were appointed, and the accounts of the surveyors of highways examined, and passed, in the townships of Llanenddwyn, Llanddwywe-is-graig, Uwchmynydd, and Ismynydd.
MACHYNLLETH. A TEA PARTY AT THE WORKHOUSE.—Dr Lloyd's annual treat to the inmates of the Machynlleth workhouse was given on Friday evening, the 8th inst. Tea was on the table at half-past four, a most liberal supply of plum cake, buns, and delicacies foreign to the ordinary fare of a work- house, gracing the tables, which were presided over by by Miss Cairns, the Misses Jones, Fronygog, Miss Parry, Dovey View, Miss Griffiths, Miss Morris, the Misses Jones, and other young ladies resident in the town. After tea a plentiful supply of tobacco was served out to the men, while the women and children received books, toys, oranges, and sweatmeats. Dr Lloyd supplemented his generous gift with a supply of ginger wine, and in the course of the evening his health was proposed by the oldest inmate of the house, and heartily honoured. The healths of Dr Pryce and Dr Jones followed, and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed. The arrangements were capitally superintended by Mr and Mrs Thomas, the re- spected master and matron of the house.
THE ARDUDWY TEMPERANCE CHORAL. UNION. A committee was held at Penrhyndeudraeth, on Satur- day, April 2ndt 1. The minutes of the last committee were read, and the names of the pieces selected by the choirs and bands. 2. The Abergynolvvyn Brass Band was received into the Union. S. The visit of the conductor of the festival, the Rev. J. Roberts (lcunn Grwyllt) to see the choirs was arranged. 4. The names of gentlemen to be asked to occupy the chair were proposed, and also gentlemen to address the meetings, and the secretaries were appointed to assist the chairman, as con- ductors. 5. Suggestions of improvements in the stages were made, and it was resolved that they should be let by contract. 6. It was arranged how to advertise the festival. 7. It was resolved that the prices of admission should be similar to last year, except that the fii-3t-class should be '28.) iustead of 2s. 6d., in the evening; that ministers shall have free tickets; and that chi'dren of schools (Sunday or week-day), under 15 years of aue shall be admitted for the day for 6d. The secretaries of schools who intend to avail themselves of this, arrangement should communicate with the secretary before May 23 d. 8. That the secretary corrpspond with the managers of the railways witJi the view of getting excursions. 9. That Mr N, Rowlands, British School, Talysarnau, be elected assistant searetary. 10. That the printing be let by contract. 11. That arrangements be made to provide lodgings,. &e., for the conductor and the vocalist, Mr Joseph Parry (Pencerdd America), of the Royal Academy. 12. A resolution was passed with respect to the police at the last festival. 13. That the officers be elected as a sub-committee to arrange programme, and to meet in May. Rhydymain, Dolgelley. JOHN JOJJES, Sec.
MR J. H. ROBERTS'S MUSICAL INSTRUCTION FUND. Mr J. H. Roberts is a young man at present a clerk in the Abergynolwyn slate quarries, who has considerable musical talents, especially for instrumental music and composition. He has been formerly a pupil of Mr E. W. Thomas, organist of St. Ann's, near Bangor. Several friends, finding in him talents which they believe worthy of the best cultivation, have endeavoured to start a move- ment to assist him to obtain musical instruction at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Ardudwy Tem- perance Choral Union has kindly patronized the move- ment, and several concerts were arranged to start a fund for the purpose; and now a committee has been formed to carry out this purpose, and superintend the arrangements. The fund has at present reached about £ 60, and some con- tributions are expected but four times this sum, or more, will be necessary to enable Mr Roberts to pass through the complete course of three years at the academy. The committee, however, feeling confident of the sympathy and assistance of their fellow-countrymen, have decided to start him on his course at once, seeing that nothing can be gained, but a deal lost, by delay. It may be added that Mr Roberts is a young man of good-moral character, and is not likely to abuse the assistance which friends may give him. A committee was held at Towyn on Saturday, March 26th, when a report of the state of the fund was given, and it was resolved :— 1. That it is desirable that Mr Roberts should be sent to the Royal Ac .demy of Blusic at the comniencemtnt of next session, April 25th. 2. That the secretary be instructed to correspond with Brinley Richards, Esq., and arrange about admitting him to the academy. 3. That Mr 0. Daniel be requested to make inquiries for suitable lodgings for Mr Roberts in London. 4. That, as it is dezirable that Mr Roberts should have some practice on the o:gao before entering the academy, the secretary be instructed to arrange this matter with Mr E. W. Thomas, Bangor. The following is the committee :-Chairman, L. H. Thomas, Esq., Caertfynnon; vice-chairman, Mr Williams, Bryneglwys; treasurer, Mr Owen Daniel, Towyn secre- tary, the Rev. John Jones, Rhydymain Mr R. Jones, Machynlleth, Mr W. Rees and Mr Edwin Jones, Towyn, the Rev. N. C. Jones, Penrhyn, Mr J. H. Jones, Aber- dovey, Mr W. Ellis and Dr D. R. Pughe, Abergynolwyn, Dr J. F. Jones, Towyn, the Rev 0. Jones, B.'A., Brony- graig, the Rev. 0. Edwards, Towyn, Mr H. LI. Jones, Corris, Mr E. Morris, Abergynolwyn. Contributions are earnestly requested, and will be thankfully received by the treasurer, Mr O. Daniel, Towyn, or the secretary, the Rev. J. Jones, Rhydymain, Dolgelley.
THE LAZY NIGGER.—Somebody writes to the Chicago Tribune from Vicksburg, Miss., that when be arrived in the State he was positively assured by almost every (white) body that "the nigger wouldn't work." Pro- ceeding to the verification of this assertion by personal observation, he was somewhat surprised to discover that the nigger was the only person who did work"—that all the stories about his" indolenec-, and shiftlessness" must be taken with several pounds of allowance—that he is ad- vancing under difficulties which would totally discourage a great many whites, such as the Tent charge of 10 dols. or 15 dols. per acre for his land; and that, with about half the fairplay which is usually Considered necessary, he lis laying up voMiey,—N$w ¥Qk Tribune* I
THE OLD PARISHIONER AND THE MODERN PARSON. [FROM" THE ROCK.] "Why, John, I haven't seen your face In church for weeks, I know." No, sir, it's such a queerish place,- When it's restored I'll go." "When it's restored? Why, John, you've seen ^Ihe chancel that s just built, With painted windows, carved-oak screen. And reredos all of gilt,— "With decoration it abounds; There's a new altar, too The organ cost three hundred pounds It's all restored quite new," Yes-lik-e old Ned the other day What had a stroke, I mean- He's quite restored to health they say But, lor, his mind s gone clean. "Dark windows may be beautiful For them a-3 likes the look But I with old eyes getting dull Want light to read my book. When I was young (you'd think it odd) The roses climbed in there, They always made me think of God, And all His tender care. But now if I look up I greet Them figures done in paints I'd go a long way not to meet Saints, if such folk be saints." J H Ah, John, they didn't teach high art When you were put to school; But hiw do you like singing' part Come, that's a better rule ?" Why, sir, they're thinking far too much How tunes go now-a-days; Give me the old hundredth psalm and such That's more what I call praise. We used to sing it, such a crowd, May be the notes weren't true Maybe we sang a bit too loud Because our hearts sang too: But now my grandson, pert young lad, He says he's got much higher Eays he, 'You're not to sing, grandad, You'll interrupt the choir.' You thinks a deal about that thing, The choir," I says to him But I can't see why you can't sing Without your bedgown, Jim. "New chancel's mighty fine, but ne'er Can we make out; who knows What's gone with the Commandments there, Sir, what have you done with those ? "You're all for pretty tiles and bricks, For carving, gilt, and scroll What good could them tall candlesticks Do to a poor dark soul ? "Sir, there's a many things restored No use to such as me We want to hear about the Lord, You only talk of She! We used to pray the prayers, and then Parson he prayed from his heart; Now, you all seem to think Amen The most important part. "But, sir, I scarce like telling you How it sounds when you intones." "Well, John, what is it like? Speak true." "Machine what grinds the bones We had a minister once, sir, 'Twas long before you came, A man that was a minister Not only in the name. "Your desecrations, popes, and stoles, He didn't need such aid He cared too much for our poor souls To think how his gown was made. I've seen him pleading with us thus, The tears in his eyes as he stood; Somehow those tears preached more to us Than twenty sermons could. The rich and poor came far and near, The church would overflow: It's getting full again, I hear- Folks come to see the Show. Now, it's most like the play I see In London town one day, All very well for a play may be, But not for prayer, I say. Do you think, sir, such a queerish whim Can please the Lord, forsooth ? He said—we were to worship Him In spirit and in truth. So that's why I don't come, you know I will when it's restored But now, sir, I don't dare to go Because I fears the Lord." 1870. CRAr-G YR HELBUL.
h11t$, Pitman, and eath. ^.announcements of marriages are inserted without sufficient authentication, for want of which, announcements sent to us a.re sometimes omitted. A charge is made for the words No cards," &c., in marriages, and any addition to the simple record of deaths. BIRTHS. 12th, the wife of Mr JAS. G. GREEN, Shipbuilder's-row. Aber- ystwyth, of a son. MARRIAGES. 8th, at Llanfyllin Parish Church, by the. Rev. R. Williams, rector, Air RICHARD MORGANS, Coedarle, Meifod, to Miss E. ROBERTS, Llanfeiglo, Llanfyllin. J 9th, by licence, at St. Luke's Church, Lower Norwood, Mr D., MICHAEL, Redcross-square, Lower Norwood, to Miss JANE EVANS, eldest daughter of Mr Evan Evans, Market-place. Corwen. DEATH'S. 2nd, at Shrewsbury, ELLEN, sixth daughter of ABRAHAM and SARAH BAGLEY, of the Grammar School, Montgomery, and late governess of Ford School. 4th, aged 61, LAURA, the wife of Mr WM. LLOYD, draper, Port- madoc. 4th, EVA.X JO.VES, Carchardy, Llansaintffraid, Corwen. r>th, aged 25, ALEXANDER RICHARDES, Esq., Penglais Cottage, near Aberystwyth. 5th, aged 24, JOHN JAMES, labourer, Portland-lane, Aber- ystwyth. Cth, aged 77, at 24a, Portland-street, Aberystwyth, ELIZABETH^ relict of the late Mr THOS. HUGHES, maltster, Aberystwyth. 7th, aged 15 days, HUGH SAMUEL, infant son of Mr THOMAS Moss, railway porter, Castle-street, Bala. 10th, aged 51, Mr JOHN MELLINGS, Commercial HoteL Aber. ystwyth. 10th, at an advanced age, Mr RICHARD EDWAKDS, of CilpylL Llangeitho, and formerly of Tynyberllan, Llanilar 10th, aged 40, Mr EDWARD LEWTON, hair dresser and perfumer. Pier-street, Aberystwyth. 10th, at an advanced age, MrDAVID EDWARDS, formerly of Callanbach, Pennal, Merionethshire, but now of Dyffrynpaith, near Aberystwyth. 11th, the infant child of W. H. KENSIT, Esq., C.E., Marine-ter- race, Aberystwyth. llth, the infant child of Captain JOHN LEWIS, Baker-street, Aberystwyth. 14th ult., aged 25, at Calcutta, Mr THOMAS H. JONES, 2nd officer Peninsular and Oriental S.S. Deccan, and second son of the late Mr Thomas Jones, 42; Marine-terrace, Aberystwyth.
Week ending Thursday, April 14th, 1870t ABERYSTWYTH. ARRIVED.—Fume, Williams, from Chester; Martha Gertrude, Jones, Falmouth; Express (s.s.), Jones, Liver- pool; Henry E. Taylar (s.s.), Lewis, Bristol; Ann and Betsey, James, Swansea. SAILED.—Truant, Jones, for Cardiff; Elizabeth Davies, Clayton, Llanelly; Ystwyth, Clayton, Llanelly; Fume, Williams, Flint; Martha Gertrude, Jones, Portmadoc; Express (s.s.), Jones, Bristol; Henry E. Taylor, (s.s), Lewis, Liverpool. BARMOUTH. ARRIVED.—Lark, Garnet, from Liverpool; Defiance, Jones, Pwllheli; Wave of Life, Williams, Portmadoc Margaret and Jane, Griffiths, Ayr. SAILED.—Wave of Life, Williams, to Portmadoc; Bartholly, Williams, Portmadoc. TIDE. TABLE FOR ABERYSTWYTH, ABERDOVEY, AND BARMOUTH. April. Aberystwyth. Aberdovey. Barmouth. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Sat. 1G 7 28 7 rO 7 57 8 19 7 37 7 59 Sun. 17 8 13 8 35 8 42 9 4 8 22 8 44 Mon. 18 8 57 9 17 9 26 9 46 9 6 9 26 Tues. 19 9 39 10 2 10 8 10 31 9 48 10 11 Wed. 20 10 25 10 46 10 54 11 15 10 34 10 55 Thur. 21 11 9 — — 0 3 11 18 — Fri. 22 0 1 0 29 0 30 0 58 I 0 10 0 38: TRAFFIC RETURNS. 1870. Great Western ) £ 76,65& West Midland y 1869. South Wales j £ 74,882 For the week ending April 3rd. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY (60t miles open),- Passengers, parcels, &c., 2153 12s. 3d. goods. and live stock, 1:982 4s. 9d.; total, £ 1,135 17s. Od.; £ 1813s. lid. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year (5 miles open).—Passengers, &c., £ 158 Is. lOd.; goods, &c., £ 847 19s. 8d.; total, 11,006 Is. 6d.; 216 18s. 2d. tp mile $ week. Increase, 2129 15s. 6d. Aggregate from 1st January 1870, £ 14,083 13s. Sd. ditto, last year, 211,728 5s. 4d,; Increase, £2,355 8s. 4d. For the week ending Xpril 10th. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS (178 miles open).—Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 1,210; mer- chandise, minerals, and cattle, £ 1,280. Total for the week, 22,490. Aggregate, to this date, £ 33,566. Corre- spondingweek in last year (176 miles open).—Passengers, &c., £ 1,035; merchandise, &c., £ 1,295; total £ 2,330; aggregate, to this date, £ 32,807. I. L. — ■- l.tn ——— Printed at the Caxton Steam Printing Worns, Oswald-road, Os- westry, by AiiKFW ROBERTS, EDWARD WOODALI., and RICHARD HENRY YSSABLES, and Published at 12, Brioge-street, Aberyst- wttb, by FWLIP WILLIAMS, Saturday, April 16th, 187Q«