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ABERYSTWYTH. REPLY.-Two reporters only were present-the one who reported and the one who did not. PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The number of books issued < from the library for the week ending June 12th amounted to 510. THE RHEIDOL.—Some fine specimens of Trout were seen in the river Rheidol last week by Peny- bont Bridge. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN.—The pulpit of this church was occupied last Sunday by Mr. J. E. Hughes, M.A., Carnarvon. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS,—The business of MR J. Rowlands, ironmonger, has been taken over by Messrs. Williams and White. FOOTBALL CLUB.—The members of the Football Club were photographed on the vicarage field on Thursday last by Mr. H. H. Davies, CANTATA.— On Wednesday next, a cantata entitled the Haymakers," will be held at the Pier Pavilion, assisted by Miss May John. For full particulars see advertisement. DAY TRIPPERS. The town was extensively patronised by day-excursionists on Saturday. Heavy trains arrived during the morning from Vron, Brymbo, Wrexham, and Bynea. TRADE.—On Tuesday afternoon, the schooner Martha," from Malstra, arrived with a large cargo 11 1-1 of timber from the Baltic for Messrs. Roberts and Son, timber merchants. REVIVAL OF THE MINING INDUSTRY.—About twenty truck loads of mining machinery was brought to town on Tuesday from Lincoln for the Cwmystwyth mines. A large nurnoer of carts are busily carting the goods to their destination. TELEGRAPH SERVICE.— The telegraph service was opened Wednesday June 14th., to Pontrhyd- fendigaid and messages of congratulations were received in good number. Bent people too made free use of convenience, and made known to many that they were now within reach of them through the electric agency. FROM THE STATES.—Among the distinguished Americans who are about to visit Wales this sum- mer is Dr. W. C. Roberts, president of the Centre College of Danville, Kentucky. Dr. Roberts is a native of Aberystwyth, but has spent his life in the States, having been taken thither with his parents half a century ago. FROM FAR-OFF LANDS.—A subscriber, writing from Colorado, U.S.A., says :—" I have accidentally come across a copy of the WELSH GAZETTE, and to my taste it is far ahead of any other paper of -the kind from Wales. We are over a dozen Welsh- men staying at this camp, in the heights of the Rocky Mountains, and we want the paper regularly, believing it will be a great treasure to us." CARDILAND.—Those who paid a visit last week to Newcastle-Emlyn, speak in the kighest terms of the delightful trip they had through the county. The banks of the Tivy are at their best in the neighbourhood of Newcastle-Emlyn and Cenarth. The valley is well wooded between there and the old county town of Cardigan. Coracles are still in 4 -vogue in the hamlets in that part of the county. LEGAL.- -We observe by the" Times of last Wednesday, that Mr. Morgan Griffith Jones, B.A. (late of Trinity Hall, Cambridge) and Mr. Stanley Griffith Jones (Trinity Hall, Cambridge), were on Wednesday last duly "called to the bar." Mr. Laugharne Griffith Jones, passed the Roman Law Examination for the Bar recently held. The above are the three eldest sons of Mr. Griffith Jones, of Aberllolwyn and The Temple, London. OUTI-NG.-On Saturday, the Trinity Church Choir .had their annual outing to Llanrhystyd. The choir, which numbered 62, left the town about 2 o'clock and arrived at Llangwyryfon about 3.30 p.m., visited the church and sang the hymn tune Aberystwyth." The party then left for Llan- rhystyd, where tea, etc., was provided. After partaking of tea, the choir sang "Aberystwyth" and Wiltshire." The party left Llanrhystyd at 8.30 p.m., reaching home tired about 10 o'clock. SERMON.—On Sunday evening the pulpit ofithe Welxh Baptist Chapel was occupied by the Rev. Mr. Williams, late Missionary in Central Africa, now holding a missionary school at Colwyn Bay. Mr. Williams was accompanied by one of his pupils, an African boy. After the sermon was over, the African sang two hymns in his own lan- guage, and delivered a short account of his past and present life. The School contains about 20 African pupils; some of them learn trades, others missionary work, in order to assist Missionaries at Africa. THE WEATHER.—The drought was brought to an end in the early hours of Sunday morning by a ■welcome downpour of rain. Heavy showers fell at "intervals on Monday and Tuesday, and on the latter day a thunderstorm passed over the district. The weather after the rain is far more enjoyable, for the dust and heat of the past weeks were well nigh unbearable. On Sunday and Monday evenings the air was remarkably clear, the Carnarvonshire hills being distinctly visible against the steel-blue horizon. The weather on the whole has been fine, and continues an ideal one for visitors. I. O. G. T.—The usual weekly meeting held at the Progress Hall, Mill-street, last Friday evening, the following members taking part:—Miss L, M. Jones, Miss Mollie Owen, and Messrs. E. T. Evans and G. H. Jones, One new member was enrolled. The Balance Sheet of the annual outing was, read, and a vote of thanks was given to his Lordship the Earl of Lisburne for his kindness, and also to the ladies on the Committee, and those who attended at the tables, also to Mr. Llew James for his able service. It was also passed to invite tho Grand Lodge of Wales to hold its next Session at Aber- ystwyth, and this has been accepted. It will be held in Whit week next year. SALE OF CORPORATION BUILDING SITES.-On Tuesday morning, Mr. Edward Ellis, auctioneer, offered for sale at the Town Hall, fourteen building siter belonging to the Corporation, situate between Trinity Church and Plas Crugwalk, and forming- part of Cae Charles; also four sites situated in Portland-road. Mr. A. J. Hughes, the town clerk, read the conditions of sale, the houses to be built by the 12th May, 1901, each house to cost not less than E300, the plans to be approved of by the Council. Bidding commenced for the site facing Plas Crug at 2s. and went up to 3s. 6d. per foot frontage, at which the seven sites were sold to Councillor T. E. Salmon. Bidding commenced for -sites facing Holy Trinity Church at 2s., and were knocked down to Councillor T. E. Salmon at 3s.. per foot frontage. The four sites in Portland-road were sold to Alderman W. H. Palmer at 2s. 6d. per foot frontage and £5 for old materials on each site, plans of the houses to be approved of by the Council. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MRS. THOMAS HUGH JONES.—It is with regret we record the death of Mrs. Thomas Hugh Jones, the wife of Mr. Thomas Hugh Jones, J.P., which took place on Friday afternoon at her residence, 1, Laura Place, in the sixty-ninth year of her age. The deceased lady, who had been in failing health for the past two years, endured her illness with exemplary fortitude and patience, and the news of her death, although not unexpected, was received with general expres- sions of regret and sorrow by a large circle of friends and neighbours. Her kind and amiable disposition had endeared her to all who knew her. By the poor, especially, she will be keenly missed; for she always had a warm heart and charitable hand for the needy poor. Next to her home, no- where will she be missed more than at St. Paul's Wesleyan Church, of which she had been a life- long and faithful member. Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Captain Ridell, and sister to the late Mr. A. Ridell, of Her Majesty's Customs. Much sympathy is expressed with the family in their bereavement. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning, the interment being made at the Cemetery. The ministers who officiated at the house and at the grave were the Revs. J. M. Burgess J. Hughes (Bangor), J. Humphreys, and J. Rowlands (Treddol). The principal mourners were Mr. T. Hugh Jones, J.P., (the widower), the three daughters, Miss Jones, Miss Gertrude Jones, and Miss Ethel Jones), and a sister-in-law (Mrs, Riddel.) There is a married son in America, who was unable to be present. At the Petty Sessions on Wednesday, the Mayor and Mr. R. G. Jones made feeling references to the death of Mrs. Jones, •whom they described as the wife of one of their respected colleagues, and it was resolved to send a vote ofcondolence to the family. FLOWER SHOW.—A meeting of the Committee Aff the North Cardiganshire Horticultural Society was held at the Town Hall on Friday, to make preparations for the forthcoming Show. There were present Messrs. J. Purton (chairman), W. H. Palmer, J. Veary, Colville, J. Rces and T. Evans (assistant secretary). It was decided that this year's Judges should be Messrs. W. Bothwell, and T. Roberts, and a sub-committee was appointed to provide tents and to carry out the usual arrange- ments for the supplying of refreshments. Mr, Harry Collins' minstrels and a band have been engaged to enliven the proceedings during the day, and a grand display of fireworks will be given in the evening under the management of Messrs. Wilders. The invitation by Mr. J. L. Pritchard. U.C.W., to the members of the Society to attend a course of lectures on Horticulture and Fruit Culture to be given at the College during the summer was accepted and much appreciated, and it was re- solved to render every assistance towards making this newly-estpbashed movement a success. AN ENJOYABLE TREAT.—The timber yard of Mr. John Lloyd at Trefechan wore a gloomy ap- pearance on Saturday. Business operations bad been suspended for the day in favour of an excur- sion to the country. All hands met punctually at S in the morning, and took their seats on a char-a- banc for Pontrhydygroes through Llanilar and Crosswood Park. Reaching there about mid-day, the party visited the various places of interest in the neighbourhood, including Craig yr Adam and the old mines. After partaking of a sumptuous dinner at the Miners'Arms, the party again wended their way past the delightful scenery surrounding Hafod, and on to Devil's Bridge. A halt was again made here, and having visited the falls, and ex- pressing admiration at the wonderful sight, they made for home, where they arrived at abont 9-30. The whole of the expense in connection with the trip was generously borne by Mr. John Lloyd, to whom the warmest thanks were given. WEDDINGS.—Quiet weddings seem to be the order of the day. On Monday Mr. Charles Massey was married at Manchester, and is spending the honeymoon at Scarborough, and on Wednesday the marriage was solemnised at Pentre Ystrad of Mr. Harry Hughes, Post Office, with Miss Edwards of Ystrad. ACCIDENT.—Whilst Mr. Parry, Tyllwyd, Goginan, was driving to town on Monday, his carriage collided in Northgate-street with another coming in the opposite direction. Some of the occupants were thrown out, and Mr. David Jones sustained much injury. He was at once taken to the In- ] firmary, and is making good progress towards recovery. 1 THE PAINTERS.—On Saturday evening the painters of th6 town met at the Town Hall to dis- ] cuss certain questions pertaining to the trade. We 1 understand that a movement is on foot to start a branch of their trade union in the town. The painters object to the employment of seamen and j others to do work pertaining to their trade during the season. The question of wages was also discussed. LOCAL STEAMER IN COLLISION.—The steamer Venus of this town, bound from Odessa to Rot- terdam with grain, collided with the Greek steamer Amphitre," off Beachy Head on Monday. Ten of the crew of the Venus" rowed to the "Amphitre," and were conveyed to Dover. The captain, officers, and remainder of crew stood by the vessel, which was towed aground during the evening. The Venus has been holed amidships, and its position is very critical. A later telegram says a tug, with pumps, has been sent to the distressed vessel for salvage, and that the water is filling the hold. PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday.—Before the Mayor (Mr. D. C. Roberts), Messrs. R. J. Jones, C. LWil- liams, T. Griffiths, John Lewis, and 1. Hopkins.— John Hughes was charged by the Chief Constable (Mr. Howell Evans) with cruelly ill-treating a horse by working it in an unfit condition at Aberystwyth, on the 12th inst. He was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.— Ebenezer Thomas, residing in Birmingham, was charged at the instance of Mr. Thomas Vaughan, c tl relieving officer, with neglecting to maintain his father, and was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. a week, and to pay the costs of the ap- plication. John Griffiths, baker's carrier of Portland-road, summoned for refusing to vaccinate his child, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.— Mr. John Hughes, relieving officer, Talybont, charged Lewis Jones, of College Farm, Finchley, William Jones, John Jones, and David Jones, colliers, of Riskin, Mountain Ash, with neglecting to maintain their father. They were ordered to contribute Is. 6d. a week each, and to pay the costs proportionately.—Mr. D. H. Lloyd, School Atten- dance Officer, summoned Evan Morgan, Trefechan, for neglecting to send his child to school regularly, and also Evan Daniels, of Spring Gardens, for a similar offence. An order to attend was made in each case.—The summons against Alfred Dawson, Trefechan, for a similar offence, was adjoured for a month; and the summons against William Davies, Butchers' Arms, Aberystwyth, was adjoured for the production of the doctor's certificate as to the child's health, whilst that against John Lewis, Cambrian-street, was dismissed.—Orders to attend were also made against John Jenkins, Little Dark- gate-street, butcher, and James White, Trinity- row.—David James, Cambrian-street, labourer, was charged by the Chief Constable with obstructing the public thoroughfare. He admitted the offence and was fined 5s., including costs.

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