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The Welsh Colony in Patagonia.









Aberystwyth Recreation Ground.…


Family Notices



ABERYSTWYTH. ABERYSTWYTH. WORKMEN'S [DWELLINGS. — The workmen's dwellings, which are being erected at the back of South-terrace, are approaching completion, and will soon be ready. MA.I. COMPANY.—Mr. Frank Bennett, who has severed his connection with the Improvement Society, left town on Friday. He is succeeded by Mr. Atkins, of London. MUSICAL.—Mr. T. Amos Jones, R.A.M., Silver and Bronze Medalists of the Crystal Palace Con- certs, will shortly take up his residence at Aber- ystwyth. BOOTS AND SHOES.—The annual clearance sale of boots and shoes at Mr. Edwin Peters, 51, Great Dark Great-street, is now on. He offers a large stock of gents', ladies', and children's boots and shoes of every variety, at reduced prices. ST. MICHAEL'S AND ALL ANGEL'S CHURCH.— The Band of the Cardigan Militia, under Trumpet- Sergeant Wright, R.A., played selections of music at the morning service at St. Michael's and All Angel's on Sunday. SCIENCE AND ART.—The annual examinations in connection with the South Kensington Science and Art Department were held during the week. The classes in the various subjects have been well attended, and it is expected that the candidates will acquit themselves creditably. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. Geo. Soall, New Inn, has been appointed Secretary to the National Associa- tion of Master Plasters. He will take up his new duties at Bradford on Monday next. Considerable interest attaches to the appointment in view of the present strike in the trade. SALES OF FURNITURE.—On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Messrs. Daniel, Son, and Meredith, auctioneers and valuers, Aberystwyth and Towyn, held an important sale of household furniture, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's-road, Aberystwyth.—On Friday last Mr. Daniel, of the firm of Messrs. Daniel, Son, and Meredith, held a very successful sale of household furniture, at 4, Brynhyfryd, Aberdovey. There was a large com- pany, and excellent prices were realized.—On Wednesday and Thursday next Messrs. Daniel, Son, and Meredith will hold an important sale ot furniture and other effects at their Aberystwyth Sale Rooms, as per our advertising columns. THE MILITIA.-Towaxds the end of last week a large number of the old hands were to be seen patrolling tne town, but the bulk came in on Mon. day by a special train from the Rhondda. They left for South Hook on Tuesday morning, where they camp for six weeks. The march to the station was headed by Oom Paul," followed by the Band. A large crowd congregated about the station to see the departure of the Regiment, and to wish them a happy time. Colonel Lloyd, C.B., will be in command. ACCIDENT.—While Mr. David Michael was ex- amining a defect in the roof of the organ gallery of Saint Paul's Chapel, on Monday evening, he missed his footing when stepping from a ladder on to the building. Failing to regain his hold, he fell on to the hard floor underneath, and suffered con- siderable injury. He endeavoured to walk home, but was obliged, after proceeding a short distance, to procure assistance. Dr. Beddoes is in attend- ance, and, although, he will be unable to reumes work for some time, Mr. Michael is progressing as favourable as can be expected. AN USEFUL INVENTION.—The doors ot one ot the :L & M. carriages have just been fitted with improved locks and fastenings, the invention of Mr. H. McKay, the Company's locomotive foreman. The apparatus is applied with handles to open and close the door, both from the inside and outside. When the handle is shut, the door is securely locked, and cannot possibly open of its own accord, nor by accident, or by vibration, Its object is to ensure more certain action, combined with simplicity, and greater security. This it attains with complete success, and there is no doubt the invention will become a popular one, as it renders it impossible for accidents to occur through children playing with the handles and other causes, which so often prove fatal. Messrs. Williams & Metcalfe, the makers, are to be con- gratulated on the neat appearance of the appli- ance, which should prove of considerable value in the future. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this Committee was held at the New Market Hall on Monday, there being present Messrs. W. A. Miller (in the chair), James Jones, J. J. James, W. Morris, E. Lewis, Charles Davies, R. Edwards, T. Powell, J. E. James, and R. Jenkins, with Mr. Hugh Hughes, clerk.—It was proposed by Mr. J. Jones, seconded by Mr. R. Jenkins, and unanimously agreed that Mr. W. A. Miller be appointed chairman for the ensuing year.—Mr. Richard Edwards proposed, and Mr. R. Jenkins seconded, that Mr G. Fossett Roberts be appointed vice-chairman. It was pro- posed, as an amendment, by Mr. J. J. James, seconded by Mr. J. Jones, that Mr. J. E. James be vice-chairman. Three voted for the amendment, and three for the proposition, and the Chairman gave his casting vote for Mr. Roberts, who was declared elected.—Supplementary valuation lists were put in by the Overseers of the Townships of Vaenor Lower and Llanfihangel Lower, which were considered, and provisionally approved. MR. LLOYD-GEORGE AT ABERYSTWYTH.—Mr. Lloyd-George, M.P.. who has been on a visit to Aberystwyth attended divine service on Sunday evening, at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, and at the close of the service, on being asked to speak, gave a short address, in which he first humoursly re- marked that as the advisability of Sunday news- papers was much commented upon in the press, he doubted if it would be wise for a politician to make Sunday speeches. Commending the officers of that church, and the parents for their activity in teaching Welsh to their children, he stated that he had previously a tear that Aberystwytn, Doing such a fashionable place, might be in danger of losing its Welsh character, but he was glad it was not so in that church, at any rate. He admired an Englishman, but had no sympathy with Welshmen who aped the English, if you are a Welshman be a thorough and true Welshman. He then referred to the debt that Wales, as a nation, owed to Non- conformity, remarking that in many parts of England and Wales, wherever you found Noncon- formity weak, there also morality and religion were at a low ebb. He commended the various different weekly meetings and societies held in that chapel, believing that a Christian Church should be a centre of social intercourse, and as it were a kind of a club. Passing on to the Ritualistic crisis, he denounced the Ritualistic tendencies in the Anglican Church, remarking that when once you started on the path of Romeward, it was very difficult to stop. He always felt that it was often very difficult to make up his mind to undertake a long journey, but having started you do not care whether you go a hundred or a couple of hundred miles.