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NOTES BY THE WAY. 1 ts aims must be high, its vigilance keen, its care incessant. The field of work on which it is entering is one of promise, and should it be true to its mission we may confidently anticipate that success and fame will attend its efforts." This passage formed the concluding words in the reply of the Prince of Wales at the installation ceremony yesterday afternoon. The imtallation of his Royal Highness as Chancellor of the new University was carried out amid a scene of extraordinary brilliancy. The new University has been launched on its mission under circumstance of great favour; it proudly boasts as its head a Prince of the Royal blood, a Prince who takes his name from the land of the Cvmry, and who in all probability will be our future Sovereign. Under such fashionable auspices there is no reason for believing that the newUniversity will not be a powerful intellectual in- stitution, a potent factor in the making of the future characters of Welshmen, and an institution having unlimited influence far reaching and weighty in its nature. His Royal Highness was correct when lie said that the field of work on which it is entering is one of promise; we anticipate that its mission and the scope of its work will likely be an extensive one and this being so, there can be n > complaint of want of work from those who will form the working section of the University. That the aims of the University are calculated to reach the highest standard of intellectual study is accepted as a national consequence. There can be nothing in the educational world outside the limits of its scope,:and with a due regard to negligence and care its success as a University may be con- fidentially and fame attend its efforts. Tii" I.laTifv11in Town Council agreed on Tuesday to adopt t'.io Infections Diseases Notification T'e CAi-tiulit nre of the Church Missionary Society for the euiTen'c vear is estimated at £ 303,COO. Ten years aero the actual expenditure was £238,043; twenty years ago it was £ 211,756 and fifty years ago £ 93,635. According to the President of the Wesleyan Conference (Dr. Waller) there is a debt of £ 800,000 upon the property of the Connexion. The President says they also have a few endowments," but the buildings upon which the debt rests mean a con- siderable accumulation of wealth. ;jf, Since the committee meeting held in Oswestry with regard to the proposed light railway to Llan- gyncg, the secretary, Mr John Williams has issued y 11 circulars to the landowners in the district drawing their attention to the two schemes and asking for their support. Sir Watkin Willians-Wynn, Bart. has replied favouring the railway. The local can- vassers are working enthusiastically, but we under- stand that unless a large amount of financial aid is forthcoming, before the next meeting, from resi- dents in the district through which the line is proposed to be taken, the scheme will probably be dropped. The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Princesses Victoria and Maud, on reaching Aber- ystwyth yesterday, were received with a Hoyal salute from the guns of H.M.S. Hermione" and H.M.S. "Bdlona," and the splendour of the dt-corative display in the streets and elsewhere, together with the presence of many thousands of visitors, gave evidence of truly national character of celebration. Formal installation of the Prince of Wales as Chancellor of the University, took place in the presence of a brilliant assemblage of University dignatories in academical robes, prelates, peers, heads of municipalities, and grad uates. On Sunday evening a most curious meeting was held at the Marble Arch. As everybody knows, there is a vast amount of open-air oratory in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoons. There arc stump orators of almost every shade of religious and political opinion. Some make themselves hoarse in denouncing the Pope. Others are vehement against capitalists. Some expatiate upon the wrongs of Ireland, and others upon the rights of labour. Socialism is championed in one corner, and the Deceased Wife's Sister in another. There is hardly any subject which agitates the mind of humanity that is not discussed and debated by Hyde Park orators. One nearly uniform feature of these alfresco assemblies is that at the close of the harangue a hat is sent round and contributions are demanded in aid of the cause," whatever it may be. Recently some of the stamp orators have made themselves rather more of a public nuisance than usual, and the police have interfered. Denouncers of the Pope have got into special difficulties through the resentment which their remarks have occasioned in the minds of combative Irishmen of the Catholic persuasion. The meeting at the Marble Arch was convened to protest against this police interference. The stump orators felt that their draft and their collections were in danger. and, sinking their differences, they unanimously demonstrated in favour of free speech. Whether foi the Pope or against the Pope, they felt that they were practically on the same lay and they united with singular enthusiasm in defending their common interests. President Kruger will have to employ someone else besides that smart young man Dr Leyds if he wishes to retain his reputation for moderation and good sense. Dr Leyds is evidently suffering from a swelled head." He conceives his trumpery little state to have attained the position of a great power and himself to have become an important personage in the world of diplomacy. The recent despatch penned by Leyds in the name of President Kruger to the High Commissioner calling upon the Government of her Britannic Majesty to take immediate steps to punish the Chartered Company is really a grotesque document and eminently cal- culated to effect the exact contrary of what its author desires. A few more such demands simi- larly worded and public opinion in England would be all but unanimously opposed to any inquiry into the mis-deeds of the directors of the Chartered Company being instituted. V The anniversary of Court Herbert Foresters, Chirbury, took place on Wednesday last, when after the service at church, dinner was as usual partaken of at the Herbert Arms Hotel.. In pro- posing the toast of the evening the chairman (Mr. E. H. Morris) offered two prizes to the mem- ber who would introduce the greatest number of new members during the next twelvemonths. He said that if influential men took an interest in such societies, they could be the means of reducing in a large degree, the number of paupers in our work- houses. From a statement made by the secretary (Mr. Breeden) the club seems to be in a fairly successful stat,t,. We have before us the balance sheet of the Newtown Football Club, for the season, 1895--6, from which it appears that the receipts amount to X342 4s 8d, the balance in the treasurer's hands being 133 3s Id. We notice that no payment for professionals appears on the balance sheet, and we understand that that expense has been borne by the worthy Captain (Mr. W. E. Pryce-Jones). Our readers will hear with regret of the death of the esteemed Vicar of Llan fair- Rev. T. Jeffrey Jones—which occurred yesterday, at the age of 66. We publish this week a full report of the cere- mony of laying the foundation stones of the new School at Bettws, which was performed yesterday week. We wish the Vicar (Rev. W. Gwynne- Vaughan), every success in his efforts to ob- tain the sum required for the work (£700) and congratulate him on having as a co-worker so warm-hearted a lady as Mrs Lewis-Andrew, whose generosity towards Bettws is so well known. We record in another column the funeral of Lieut.-Col. Lloyd-Verney, Clochfaen, by whose death the inhabitants of Llangurig and neighbour- hood have lost a valuable friend and the Church a staunch adherent. The loss of this gentleman will be keenly felt, and the vacancy caused by his demise will not easily be filled.
















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