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ABERYSTWYTH. Our representative in Aberystwyth is Mr. J. DEXLEY SPENCER, 32, High Street, to whom notice should be given of all events required to be reported in the COUNTY TIMES. -k ACCIDEXT. --On Saturday morning-, Edward .Jones, an old man, who was walking along Terrace Road, was teazed by some boys and in racing them he fell on a heap of mortar and dis- located his shoulder-bone. He was taken by P.S. Davies to the Infirmary and is now progressing fairly well. SUDDEN DEATH. Mrs Elizabeth Hughes, of 24. Queen Street, was taken snddenly ill in Mr. Morris's shop, Princess Street, and died in the of half-aii-lioiir. OBSTRUCTING THE STREETS AND TOUTING HIRE.—At the Police Court, on Wednesday, before Sir James Sziumper, Mr. John Lewis. Mr. Evan Evans, Mr. Thos. Hugh Jones, and Mr. John Morgan. David Phillips, Terrace Koad. was sum- moned for obstructing the highway with a charabanc and lie was also charged with plying for hire. Mr. W. P. Owen appeared for the defendants, and said that the case was adjourned for a fortnight at the last court.Adjourned for another week. Thos. and Edwin Morris of the Waterloo Hotel, were sum- moned with obstructing the roadway with a four-in- hand coach, and the last named was summoned for plying for hire. -On the application of Mr W. P. Owen these were adjourned for a week. Evan Jones, cab driver, Portland Lane, was sum- moned for plying for hire, and on the application of Mr Owen, this also was adjourned. Catherine Horman, charged her husband Thomas Horman, Poplar Row, with assaulting her. She also applied for a separation order. On the application of P.S. Davies, this was adjourned for a week. ATHLETIC SPORTS.—The Aberystwyth Grammar School athletic sports were held in the Vicarage field on Saturday. The weather was all that could be desired and the competitors were on the mark for the first race fairly well to time. There was a fair attendance which would probably have been larger but for the fact that a contingent of the Channel fleet had just arrived in the bay and tliis undoubtedly proved a counter-attraction to many. The events, which were keenly contested, were as fo}lcws :-100 yards handicap—1st heat, 1, A Noves (scratch), 2 DL Kinsey (4 yards) 2nd heat, 1 j G Morgan (scratch), 2 L R Hughes (5 yards) 3rd heat, 1 0 Green (scratch), 2 J .Jenkins (scratch) 4th heat, 1 H Xoyes (2 yards), 2 P D Kinsev (scratch) final heat, 1 A Noves (scratch), 2 D LI Kinsey (4 yards) and J G Morgan (scratch) equal. Throwing the cricket ball—1 0 R J Green, 2 J G Morgan. 150 yards hadicap-lsr heat, 1 II Xoves, 2 L R Hughes 2nd heat, IAD Calvert, 2 E Owen • final, 1 H Noyes, 2 L R Hughes, 3 A D Calvert. High jump 1 D R J Green, 2C Williams-Miller, 3 F Dayrell. 120 yai-ds-l G Pierce, 2 A Mackav. Thread-needle race-l H Noyes, 2 A Griffiths. Half-mile handicap—1 A Noves (scratch), 2 J G Morgan (scratch). Tug-of-war (six-a-side) --In this the Dayboys proved to be the winners, winning three out of three pulls. The following ladies and gentlemen contributed to the prizes which were kindly distributed to the winners bv Mrs. Protheroe, the Vicarage Mr H Bonsall (Cwm), Mr and Mrs Joseph Davies, Messrs D Evans, J Garner, D A Jones, Pope, J Thomas, Wynne, J L Williams, J R Blackhurst, R A Daniel], S V Horton, Mrs Evans, Messrs Joinson, A Noyes, Miss Rees. and Mr C F Smith. MARRIAGE OF HERR B. PAREEZER.—On Monday, shortly after noon, there was a large and interested congregation at the Parish Church, St. Helens, to witness the marriage of Herr Barnett Pareezer, the well-known proprietor of the Pareezer Opera House, Aberystwyth, and who is still more widely known in St. Helens and other provincial communities as the head and front of the Prussian Choir and pictorial concerts that have delighted thousands. His bride was Miss Kitty Bamber, daughter of Mr Bamber of Preston, and a member of his concert company. The wedding guests drove to the church in well appointed equipages, the bridegroom and his friends being conveyed thither in a landau drawn by four bays, the rest, three in number, being drawn by pairs. The service, which was fully choral, was conducted in a most impressive manner by Rev J. W. Willink (vicar), and Mr R. B. Woodward, organist, played the usual music. The bride was attired in a dress of white silk, and she wore a tulle veil, both being trimmed with orange blossoms. She also wore a diamond brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Pollie Bamber, sister of the bride, and Miss Boyd, a member of the bride- groom's concert company, acted in the capacity of bridesmaids. They wers dressed in heliotrope crepon with hats to match. They, as well as the bride, carried splendid bouquets, the gift of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr Hugh Chesney, of Liverpool. The immediate members of the wedding party, and a few invited guests, after the ceremony sat down at the Royal Raven Hotel, where they partook of a wedding breakfast of a most sumptuous character and during the proceedings the health of the newly married pair was proposed in felicitous terms and drunk with enthusiasm. The wedding gifts were very numerous, and in- cluded from the bridegroom to the bride a carriage and cheque, and costly recognitions from Mr D. Allen, Belfast, Messrs G. Borwick and Co., London. In the evening the happy couple left for Aber- ystwyth. CHE CHANNEL FLEET AT ABERYSTWYTH. A portion of the Channel Fleet, which recently laid a visit to Belfast, arrived in Cardigan Bay at loon on Saturday, and anchored in the Bay in froilt )f Aberystwyth. The fleet comprises some of the argest and best-equipped ships in our Navy, and he names of th.) vessels, ten in number, are as 'ollows:—" Majestic," flag ship, having on board fice-Admiral Lord Walter Kerr, K.C.B., one of the )Idest officers in the service; the Magnificent," tag ship, having on board Rear-Admiral Powlett. 3oth these ships are 14,900 tons, of 10,000 horse- )ower, capable of steaming 16.1 knots. They carry 'our 45-ton guns, besides 12-ton guns and several 12-pounder quick-firing guns, Maxim-Nordenfelt llns. &c. The 12-ton guns are wonderful examples )f engineering skill, and a small boy can easily -aise or move them into position. The ships carry ;rews of 810 men, and the officers are reckoned ;he smartest in the service. The other vessels are ;he Royal Sovereign," the Empress of India," Repulse," Resolution," Blake," Halycon," Bellona," and Hermione." Upon their arrvial in front of the town the ships fired a salute, and bunting was simultaneously displayed from the fore ind aft of each ship. In the afternoon the Mayor (Councillor T. Griffiths), the ex-Mayor (Dr. Harries), and the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes) paid an official visit to the Majestic," and personally welcomed Lord Kerr. His Lordship expressed the pleasure he felt at being in the Bay, and compli. T, t^e MAY°R upon the delightful town of HiaCT a .k°nour of being Chief Magistrate, for p S intimated that the ships would leave So.eZ Kt,,raal niorning, but the Her- visit of TT xr i.L would remain over the of fhe town "?• the Prince of Wales- The reception nature. On was of the most cordial to the ship would be all ?6 known that visitors out the whole of the d^the0^0^' throU-h" crowded with sightseers pleasure boats were The channel fleet. I +i Bellona and Hermoiie^p6^1011^ the morning. The weathpr- ori uesdav ppwtators from turning ,iIl; 1n,,t ,loter the crowded. The ships dipped' rh»" cas^e was departure, and the compliment ™ S °n *beir Captain Doughton from the CastlI.aS return £ *1 by BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—MONDAY Mr J. R. James presided over the Board nt ti • meeting at the Workhouse, and there were ako present Messrs D. Lloyd (vice-chairman) John Jenkins, W. A. Miller, B. E. Morgan, David Jones Hugh Hughes, Evan Richards, R. Edwards J p' Thomas, E. J. Evans, J. B. Morgan, Thos. Jones T E. Salmon, J. M. Williams, David Davies, David Lloyd, Evan Lewis, John Jones, Lewis Richards T Powell, David Mason, Evan Simon, with Mr Huo-h Hughes, clerk, and Mr David Davies, assistant clerk. OUT-RELIEF. The following amounts have been paid in out- relief during the past two weeks Per Mr Joseph Morgan, C45 4s to 142 recipients per Mr John Jones, zE39 18s to 145 recipients; per Mr J. J. Hughes, t54 to 206. TRACING SETTLEMENTS. The Local Government Board wrote to say that they could not accept the appointment of Mr Joseph Morgan as settlement and removal officer.-The Clerk explained that he was ready to do the work which of course he had been doing in the past but the Board objected to the expense and he thought that by sending Mr Morgan it would be done cheaper. He had spoken to Mr Bircham, and this gentleman recommended him to further explain to the Local Government Board the reason of the course taken. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the number in the House was 35 as compared with 35 during the same period of last year; vagrants relieved during the past two weeks 30 as compared with 33 during the same period of last year. Periodicals had been received from the Countess of Lisburne and Mrs Rice Williams.—On the motion of Mr D. Jones seconded by Mr Thos. Jones a vote of thanks was I passed to t he ladies named. THE CONDUCT OF THE HOARD: CENSURING .MEMBERS. When the Visitors' Book was about to be read, Mr Hugh Hughes asked to be allowed to make an explanation. There were only three names down on the list of those who attended but there were five members present—Messrs John Jenkins. David Lloyd, T. E. Salmon, T. Jones and himself. Un- fortunately he took the chair that day and although there were several things before the committee they failed to pass anything, and he thought that it was high time that they should conduct business better and that a certain member of that Board and a member of the committee ought to conduct him- self as he ought to do as a public man. He said that his conduct last Saturday and at previous meetings had been disgraceful if they had no personal respect for themselves and the Board, it was high time that they should look into the matter. He would just give them an outline of what took place on Saturday evening. First of all they had under consideration in connection with the Prince of Wales' visit, an offer from Mr JohnJJenkins, who had offered to drive the inmates around the town. on Thursday evening, to see the decorations (hear, hear). Tho next item was the question of making a collection at the meeting that day. in order to defray the expenses of the inmates in finding them seats on some stand during the progress of the royal procession. This suggestion by Mr B. E. Morgan (hear, hear). Of course they failed to pass the The Chairman Why ?—Mr T. E. Salmon Let him go on I'll give him why directly. Mr Hughes continuing said that Mr Salmon then wanted to bring on the question of the gas governor for the meter. As Chairman, he wanted to pass those things dealing with the treating of- the inmates, but he could not do so because Mr Salmon was up and shoutir.g-— -Mr Salmon: I beg to differ. It is a deliberate falsehood, and a man in your position ought to know better Mr Hughes I am on my feet now Mr Salmon I hope 'that he will keep to the truth Mr Hughes There were other members Mr Salmon Yes, as bad as yourself Hughes continuing said that the Guardians would remember that the question of the gas governor was argued out at the last meeting by Mr Salmon and Mr Jenkins; there was nothing new in the argument, but Mr Salmon per- sisted in having the thing brought forward but he sug- gested that they had better adjourn; but the way Mr Salmon attacked Mr Jenkins was simply disgrace- ful Mr Salmon I cannot allow Mr Hughes to come here and make deliberate falsehoods I cannot sit hear and here him telling a lot of lies. Mr. Hughes Mr. D. Lloyd, Mr. Thomas Jones, and others were there and will be able to contradict me if 1 am not correct. We failed to do anything, and then we started around the house and went first of all, according to the suggestions of Mr. Bircham, to 19 the cells and here again they failed to do anything. Mr. Salmon attacked Mr. John Jenkins in the en- trance to the cells, shall I tell you Mr. Salmon: A you Mr. Jenkin's advocate. Mr. Hughes: There you are. The Chairman: Allow Mr. Hughes to go on. Mr. Hughes said that they failed to pass anything in connection with the suggestions of Mr. Bircham. They could not do anything because Mr. Salmon was obstructing and calling Mr. Jenkins names. Mr. Salmon What were the names r The Chairman Half a minute more ir. Salmon. Mr. Hughes said that they went round the house and in going met Miss Jenkins the nurseiwho mentioned that she would like a holiday on Friday as she was going to sing in a choir taking part in the royal visit and asked that it should be brought before the meeting of the committee. When they got back to the committee room he mentioned this matter, and he was attacked by Mr. Salmon for simply con- veying Miss Jenkins' request and the expressions made use of- Mr. Salmon: Name the wcrds. Mr. Hughes said if he had given permission to Miss Jenkins it would be a diff- erent matter, but Mr. Salmon wanted to know why Miss Jenkins should speak to him more than to anyone else and said that Miss Jenkins ought to have brought the matter before the Master and he should then bring it before the Committee. He concluded by saying that Mr Salmon ought to conduct himself better in commit- tees.—Mr Salmon again interrupted, and the Chair- man said that if the discussion was going on the speakers must confine themselves to one speech (hear, hear).—Mr Salmon said that he came to the meeting on Saturday and in about five minutes Mr Hughes came in and the question of entertaining the inmates was considered and decided upon. Then Mr Hughes looked at his watch and said, Look sharp, gentlemen, I haven't got time," and he maintained that they should take the matters adjourned from the last meeting. He and Mr Jenkins then had an argument respecting the gas governor, and there was nothing out of the way said.—Mr Hughes jumped up and said, let's go round the house." They went around the house and he said that Mr Jenkins did not know more about the gas governors than the man in the moon, and that was what they called calling names." Mr Hughes got very excited and he believed that Mr Hughes was more hot tempered than he was (laughter). As to the nurse's application, all he said was that the nurse should have sent her appli- cation to the master, otherwise they would be showing no respect for the master by listening to complaints and requests from officials. If they allowed this sort of thing they might do I away with the master altogether. He did not believe in the Guardians listening to everything that was said by the officials, and because he said this, Mr Hughes got up in a deuce of a tear. He was sorry that Mr Hughes should come there with a concocted story which bad taken all the day before to make. It was a wonder they did not send the fleet to bombard him out of the room Mr Hughes: There you are, Mr Chairman.—Mr David Lloyd said that he was at the meeting on Saturday, and he was sorry that he came there, because there was so much noise. He maintained that it was the duty of every Guardian when going round the House to ask the paupers questions as to the;r treatment.—Mr Salmon said that he re- ferred to officials. Mr Lloyd If any of the officials of this Workhouse have anything to say, they have a perfect right to tell the Guardians.—Mr Salmon Yes, couiplaints.-lilr Lloyd said that he had gone round for years and had always asked the paupers if they had any complaints to make, and he thought that Mr. Hughes was quite right in bringing the notice before the meeting of the Committee. He was very sorry for what happened, and hoped that nothing would happen like it again.—Mr Salmon said that it was not compli- mentary to the Master that they should ignore his position. Mr. Lloyd It is our duty. Mr. Salmon It is not our duty to listen to complaints. It is not complimentary to the Master. Mr Richard Edwards said that lie was very glad that he was not up there on Saturday. He was very sorry to say that he had never been at previous meetings, where the business was so badly-conducted. They ought not to come there to fight with each other. The Board had brought disgrace upon itself in a manner Mr. Salmon: No no.—Mr Edwards: I can prove ir. Mr. Salmon: No you can't. Mr. Edwards: Gentlemen, we are here to represent the ratepayers, and not to come here to fight one another, and call one another odd names we ought to have better respect for ourselves. I believe that the ratepayers say that we have brought disgrace upon the Board, and dis- grace upon ourselves. I am sorry to say this moment that I am a member of the Board of Guardians in the manner in which it is conducted at the present. Let us'stop this foolishness. If no better business is conducted in the future I can venture to tell you this very moment that-I will never step into this room. I am here to do justice to the poor and rate- payers and not to fight one another. We are a dis- grace not only to Aberystwyth but to the whole of England and Wales.—Mr Salmon (laughing) Well so help me; Mr Chairman I am quite agreeable Mr Hughes He's out of order.-N-lr Salmon If Mr Edwards will resign I will fight him at an election. The Chairman Mr Salmon I asked you to confide yourself to one speech.—Mr Salmon ey are not doing it.—-The Chairman Is any otner member going to speak.—Mr Salmon You allowed Alr Edwards to speak upon the conduct of Tho nv,r • an(* no*" uPon that of the committee.— m H airman appealed to the Board to allow the Mr stln,! £ a?d thafc they W0Qld be friends.- wardlv.—Mr ,Conduct themselves straightfor- beine fair "to thUgT?eS Protestetl against this as nor bS ^h twari r, a „iiuorwara. He is onlv a member likp anyone else and why should he accuse other mem! the'rh g Strai"hforward- He thought that the Chairman was giving Mr Salmon undue privi- leges.-The Chairman No I am not. Mr Huo-hes was in favour of enforcing the Standing Orders"and expelling the member.—The matter then dropped and the members agreed to give Miss Jenkins a holiday, to treat the inmates and give them a tea on Friday.










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