GOGINAN. CONCERT.—A successful Concert was held in the C. M. Chapel at Dyffryn, Goginan, on Thursday, in aid of the funds of the cause. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. J, E. James, Maesbangor, the chair was taken by Mr. Parry, Tyllwyd, who delivered an appropriate and humorous address, explaining the object of the meeting and the need of financial support. The programme, although lengthy, was full of variety, and the continued applause and encores testified to the appreciation of the audience which was orderly throughout the evening. A large number of artistes from the neighbourhood and Aberystwyth took part, and amongst other items on the programme were choruses by the Ystumtuen Male Party and and the Rheidol Juvenile Choir. The latter were repeatedly encored and appeared no less than seven times on the platform.
MACHYNLLETH. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. J. Vaughan, formerly at Mr. D Gillart's & Sons Offices in this town, has received an appointment at the offices of the Sudbourne Estate in Suffolk.
TRISANT. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR. THOMAS HUGHES, WAUNYRADAR.—After a long illness and confinement in the house since the beginning of this year, Mr. Thomas Hughes died on Tuesdaj', June 20th, at the age of 52 years, and was buried at Trisant the following Saturday. Mr. Hughes was a native of Ponterwyd, where his parents still reside at Hirnant. He came to Trisant about eighteen years ago to reside at Waunyradar, and took great interest during those years in the wel- fare of the neighbourhood. He was elected deacon of the Calvinistic Methodist Church at Trisant, and represented his chapel for many years on the Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn Upper U.D. School Board. He was very faithful and energetic in all his undertakings, and fulfilled every office with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of others, so that the loss sustained in his death is keenly felt by all in the neighbourhood. The funeral was attended by a large number of people from Trisant, Mynyddbach, Devil's Bridge, Pontrliydygroes, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, and elsewhere. The Rev. T. M. Jones, Ysbytty Ystwyth, and the Rev. R. Gwmryn Jones read and prayed at the house. The introductory service at the chapel was taken by the Rev. Gwmryn Jones, and addresses were delivered upon the character of the deceased by the Rev. T. -If. Jones, Messrs. Thomas Powell an<i Samuel Evans, deacons at Trisant, and Mr. David Jones, Post Office, Devil's Bridge, the service closing with prayer by the Rev. Isaac Joel, Mynach. At the grave the Rev. T. M. Jones reada portion of Scripture and prayed, and the hymn, Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau," was very effectively sung. Much sympathy is felt with his widow, Mrs' Hughes, in her bereavement, and at the last meeting of the School Board at Devil's Bridge, when Mr. T. J. Waddingham was in the chair, a vote of condolence with her was passed un- animously.
LLANGEITHO. GWYNFIL PARISH COUNCIL.—The above Council met last Friday evening, June 22nd, in the Llangeitho Board School, when all the members were present. After the minutes had been read, passed and signed, the Clerk informed the Council that Mr. Thomas Jones, Canada, late Overseer, had delivered the "Receipt and Payment Book" into his hands. Mr. Jones' persistent refusal to comply with the repeated demands of the Council had made him liable to a fine not exceeding £50 nor lees than 40s.. and the news that the book had been recovered without resorting to law, was most gladly received by all, as the Council was thus relieved of a very painful duty. The question of purchasing a map of the Parish was now gone into, Mr. Thomas Jones Davies' Ordnance Map of a portion of Gwynfi! was carefully examined and its merits discussed. After prolonged deliberation the Council determined that the map they would buy must satisfy them in the following directions, viz., it must contain the results of the latest Government survey, revised and corrected, and have, besides the acreage and altitude, also the tithe rent charge of each field, &c., marked on it. The Chairman and Clerk were asked .to obtain as much information as possible by the next meeting. The Treasurer was instructed to pay Mr. Jenkin Lloyd's bill of 12s. 6d., for his services as returning officer, &c., in the Election of Gwynfil Parish Council last Spring. The Treasurer also undertook to inform Mr. Thomas Davies, Penrhiwelen, District Councillor, of the neglect of the Sanitary Inspector to carry out the instructions of the Tregaron District Council with re- gard to some drains, &c,, in the Village of Llangeitho- j
ABERAYRON. THE COrXTY SCHOOL.—Not since the County School was opened have the praises of their tutors been sung so loudly by the pupils. Three of the students offered themselves to the London University in the recent Matriculation examination. This week there sit another batch of three in the Welsh Matriculation examination. We wish them success. DISTINCTION.—The Rev. Thomas B. Thomas, M.A., an Aberayron boy who resides in the United States of America, has been honoured with the D.D. degree of his University. Dr. Thomas is a brother of Mrs. Bennet Jones, Panteg, of this town, and a cousin of the Rev. T. Mortimer Green, the Registrar of the U.C.W. ANOTHER BOY.—Mr. L. J. Roberts, M.A., H.M.I.S., pays his native town a flying visit this week. We rejoice that he is well looked after up north. A GOOD HAI-L.-Captaiii Evan Williams and Mr. John Thomas Jones had a good haul of mackerel last Monday morning—the first of the season. The new comers were received by every family with open arms. The rate collector envied Williams and Jones, upon whom were thrust blessings without grudge. PASTIMES.—Miss Scott and the girl pupils of the County School are at tennis full swing every evening. Where is Emrys and his eleven at cricket ? CAE FACTory Pu-.Nip.-Tlle Works Committee of the Urban Council tested this pump on Monday to see if a constant supply could be ascertained. Two men were put on pumping from 7 a.m. till 1 p.m. pumping at the rate of 20 gallons per minute. The spring only lpsspnNl one inch. CHURCH FESTIVAL.—The Church Musical Festival was held on the 22nd inst,, at Trinity Church, Aberayron, commencing at 11 a.m. The Rev. D. J. Jones, curate, Llanarth, intoned the service, who also rendered sacred solos both at the morning and at the afternoon services. The Revs. Canon Evans and Thomas Evans, Llanrhystyd, read the liturgies. In the course of this service the Rev. B. Parry Griffiths, M.A., Manordeifi, delivered two addresses, one on "TeDeum," the other on "Benedictus." The two orations were highly appreciated by the worshippers. In the afternoon meeting which commenced at 3.15., the Rev. D. Lewis (Llanon) intoned the service, and the Revs. E. W. Evans (Llandebie) and D. Richards (Llandissilio) read the liturgies. The Rev. B. Parry Griffiths preached. The veteran, Mr. John Jones, precenter of Trinity, led the singing throughout the day, and Miss Davies (London House) presided at the harmonium. The success of the festival is largely attributed to the effective services of the Secretary, the Rev. D. W. Davies, curate, Llanddewi. ^ICI.—Mr. David Griffiths, the new councillor, dis- tinguished himself last week. The council's Medical Officer of Health, unfortunately, lost a cow, which he removed to his field for burial, through which runs the flow of Aeron's pure water. The councillor, taking his morning walk, passed the field, and imme- diately saw that, by burying the carcase there, it would contaminate the water of the whole town. The Inspector of Nuisance was put on the scent, with the result that the cow, after being skinned by Mr. Roderick, of Dole, was later in the day removed to the Cwmmins and buried. DISTRICT MEETING.—The listrict Meeting of the Methodist Church officers was held on Friday at Pennant, under the presidency of the Rev. Evan Morris. Aberayron. There were present, represent- 11 ing the churches, among others, in addition to the chairman, the following ministers and deacons.—Revs Evan Evans, John Davies, treasurer (Pennant), John Thickens (secretary), Messrs. David Morgan, Morgan Evans, and William Morgan, Pontsaeson Messrs. Evan Evans (Frongoy), William Evans, R. O. and David Rees, Pennant; Messrs. David Lewis, and D. Thomas Jones, Tanybryn; Captains John Michael, David Jenkins, and Mr. John Davies, Arberarth. 1. Mr. David Morgan having read and prayed, the 1 minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. 2. Messrs. John Michael and David Rees were ap- pointed to audit the accounts of Tanybryn Church and submit their report to the next meeting. 3 Two of the newly-elected deacons at Tanybryn were intro- duced to the meeting by the chairman, viz., Messrs. D. Lewis and D. T. Jones, to whom were given the right hand of fellowship. 4. The chairman congratu- lated Mr. Evans, Pennant, on his recovery from a serious illness. The reverend gentleman responded urging his fellow-officttrs present to realize continu- ally their responsibilities as stewards of the mysteries of God. Messrs. John Michael, D. Morgan, and John Davies (Aberarth), followed in a similar strain. 5. Aberayron, Pontsaeson, and Pennant churches re- ported that unfermented wine had been adopted by them in the Lord's Supper. Aberarth and Tanybryn promised to follow suit. 6. Resolved that another message he sent to P, saeson, Pennant, Aberarth, and Tan them to follow the example of Aben'.yron Church officers, and establish, locally, a monthly meeting to transact the business matters of the home church. 7. It was reported that Aber- ayron and Aberarth had made their annual collection towards the Drysorfa Sirol"—the former contri- bution being nearly £10, the latter's Zl 4s. Pennant and Pontsaeson declared their loyalty to the "Drysorfa" and pledged themselves to send their quota in due time. 8. The Chairman, in a short telling speech, advocated the claims of the" Drysorfa Sirol." referring more especially to the efforts that are beine made to wipe off its long standing debt. The Rev. Evan Evans and Mr. David Morgan offered speeches to the!same effect. Resolved, that the churches be urged to -I invite the appointed col- lectors—Messrs. W. Thomas and James James, J.P., to deliver address on the subject. 9. To defray the incidental expenses of the District Meeting, it was agreed that each officer in the district should contri- bute a specified sum. annually. 10. Messrs. David Jenkins and Morgan Evans bore testimony to the accuracy of Pennant accounts, but expressed their dissatisfaction with the average contributions of the members towards the ministry, that being a little over five shillings per head, or two shillings and sixpence under the average of South Cardiganshire taken as a whole. The Pennant friends showed signs predicting an early removal of this stigma upon their character. 11. Resolved to hold the next meeting at Tanybryn. The Rev. Evan Evans to open the discussion in the Society on Ffyddlondeb i Foddion Gras." A public meeting was held in hhe evening at 7, the Rev. E. Morris again presiding. Mr. John Hugh Jones opened the discussion on Rule 16 of Confession of Faith with a well prepared speech. Further speeches were delivered by the Rev. J. Thickens, Messrs D. Jenkins, D. Morgan, Morgan Evans, and Morgan Evans. THE SQUARE FIELD. -Aberayron has not yet learnt the simple, elementary truth that the town should attract visitors thither. One cannot argue strangers even to a seaside resort. Here we have a "square field in the very heart of the place, which, if any credence might be given to the dictates of common sense, should be a fortune to the town. But, it is held by a syndicate, who endeavour to make money out of it directly, with the natural result that its entrances are watched by a sentinel, so that no person puts his foot within the hedges without paying a certain sum of money. So far, quite fair. If the Urban Council took the field over and threw its gates open to all comers, would it not be a great centre of attraction in the town ? The syndicate seek to make money in a direct way, but the town could make money ont of it indirectly. THE MINISTERS.—The Aberayron ministers of religion ponder over dogmatic questions and rush after philosophical ideas; we advise them to "let go" these subjects*' for a while and preach the doctrine of sanitation, the necessity of pure water and drainage together with the desirabilily of a respectable beach. P.C. IHOMAS.—Our genial friend and guardian, P. C. Thomas, has been removed for a period to t-ike. charge of our almost next-door neighbours, viz., the in- habitants of Llanon. THE CycuiNG CLUB.—A section of the club, starting from the Feathers Hotel at about two p.m., ran to Cardigan last Saturday. Why do not the members turn up better ? A few hills and a comparatively long distance seem to damp the ardour of many a spirit. We congratulate the few on the great courage they displayed against such odds. But how many returned on Sunday ? Has the society any rules pro- hibiting Sabbath desecration ? Towx Gossip.-If one wishes to have all the town gossip perceived by his auditory sense, let him either I sit under the town clock or stand in the Reading- room. Yesterday, at the flrst-mentioned spot, we heard that some of the urban councillors are sick and tired of the Council. The progressives are arrested in every attempt at advance by the retrogressives, who flatter their urban consciences that they are backed by the town. The majority of ratepayers, it is pre- sumed, are antagonistic to the "water idea." This might be true but the public should be taught better things. Who will educate the penny-wise-and-pound foolish portion of the inhabitants ? Why do not Messrs. John Hugh Jones, J. R. Evans, John Davies, Feathers, and others who have the future prosperity of the town at heart, summon public meetings and discuss a vital question of this kind? Candidates at election times canvass the electors, and promise them to keep down the rates, working on their ignorance, with the result that they (the canvassers) are success- ful at the polling booth. But what comes of the town ? Ask the beach. Let the water you drink daily deliver its message. Be sensitive to the argu- ment of the lamp-posts. A WEDDING.—On Wednesday, the 28th inst., at Neuaddlwyd, by the Rev. T. Gwilym Evans, the mar- riage was solemnized between Mr. J. W. Nicholas, Chemist, Llandovery, and Miss E. J. Lewis, 4, Port- land-place of this town. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. David Jones, Cambrian House, and was beautifully attired in a silver grey silk poplin dress, trimmed with seef coloured silk and white chiffon, with a white hat trimmed with chiffon and tips. The bridemaids were, Miss Mary Lewis (sister of the bride), and Miss Maggie Nicholas (sister of the bridegroom), and were dressed in a greyish blue, trimmed with white satin lace and chiffon with grey and white hats. Mr. W. Nicholas, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The bride entertained some of the neighbours to breakfast. A reception was held to which all the immediate neighbours and friends were invited. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas left for Liverpool en route for the Isle of Man, where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents, as will be seen from the list below, were numerous and costly :—The Bridegroom, travelling trunk Miss G. Jones, 4, Portland-place, china tea service Mr. D. Jones, Cambrian House, quilt Mrs. Jones, Cambrian House, bedroom ware; Misses; Jones, Cambrain House, A doz small knives and forks Miss Mary Lewis (sister of the bride), dinner service; Mrs. Evans, Cefnwig, blankets; Mrs. Lewis, Lon, sheets Capt- Davies, Gwalia House, oil painting of the barque "Dalrvmple"; Mrs. Capt. Davies, Gwalia. and Mrs. Capt. Evans, Aeron Queen, silver tea service Mrs. J. M. Howell, silver hot water jug Miss Jones, Glasport House, silver breakfast stand; Mrs. Capt. Jones, 6, Belle Yue-terrace, foreign shells; Miss Jones, 6, Belle Vue-terrace, pair ornaments Mrs. Capt. Lewis, Xeptune House, foreign shells; Miss Jones. Puella, china teapot and stand; Misses Harries, Llyswen Mills, views; Mrs. Thomas, 7, Belle Vue-terrace, flower vase; Miss Lloyd, New- foundland, glass decanters; Misses Jones, 33. Alban- square, half dozen tumblers and half dozen dessert spoons; Mrs. Rees, Ripon House, ruby sugar basin and cream jug; Mrs. Loyn, Market-square, pair Japanep; trays Mrs. Lloyd, Alban-square, damask table cloth Mrs. Capt. Williams, Bridgend House, silver salt cellars: Mrs. James, Tabernacle-street, tray cloth Miss Williams, 2, Queen-street, linen and silver thimble; Mrs. James, Water-street, pair ornament; Mr. John Roberts, Manchester House, table cloth; Mr. Davies, Albion House, pair of long window curtains; Mr. Watkin James, Peniel-lane, picture frame Miss Sarah E. Jones, 1, Victoria-street, jam spoon Mr. and Mrs. John Rees, Glasgow House, cut glass silver-mounted salad bowl with servers Mrs. L. Jones, chemist, silver sugar tongs and pickle fork; Mr W. Williams, Aeron House, top skirt; Mrs Catherine Thomas, Manhallan Villa, cheese stand Miss M. E. Lloyd, Island House, 3 flower pots Miss Davies, 2, Quay Perade, pair ornaments Miss Mary Ann Davies, Parade, -b- doz. table napkins; Mrs Gwalia Jones, Yuca House, jam spoon Misses Davies, London House, afternoon tea cloth Rev. Jenkin Jones, Zion's Hill, silver pickle stand; Mrs Davies, Ynys Lodge, Towyn, Photo Frame; Mrs Gwyn Jones, County School, Llandilo, silver salt cellars Mrs Rees, Llwyn- mawr, Llanybyther, table spoons; Miss L. Reas, do., i dozen tea spoons Miss M. J. Jones, 38, Cleveland Square, W., set of ebony brushes; Mrs Jones, Foley street, W., butter knife; Mrs Jones, Sunny Side, Tregaron, table cloth; Miss Price, Mayo Villa, Llangammarch, afternoon tea cloth; Miss Williams, Haul Fan, Aberystwyth, wool mats; Miss E. Williams, ditto, tray cloth; Mrs. P. Williams, Cardiff, chambertowels; Mrs. J. R. Evans, Pengarreg House, cheese stand; Mrs. Davies, Llanon House, flower vase; Mrs Lloyd Lewis (chemist), pair glass vases; Councillor J. T. Evans, Bristol, biscuit casket; Mr. David Evans, Union, Aberarth, jam basket; Mrs. Edwards, Taylorstown, tray cloth; Mrs Morgan, Portland-place, bread plate Mrs. M. Jones, Victoria-street, ornaments Miss Rees, Oakhampton Hall, Worcester real lace Miss H. J. Lewis, Albany- square, ornaments Mrs. J. H. Jones, Castle House, damask table cloth Miss H. Davies, Cadwgan-place, water jug and biscuit cask; Miss Davies, Compton House, flowerpots; Mrs. Francis Evan, Glanmor, hot water jug. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: Messrs. J. P. Evans (vice. chairman) pre- siding, J. R. Evans, Evan Lloyd, Evan Lewis, David Griffiths, J. H. Jones, Revs. Evan Morris and John Davies. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. WATER SCHEME. In reply to a letter which the Clerk sent a reply was read from Mr. Morgan W. Davies, Civil Engineer, of Swansea, stating he was sorry he could not meet the Council at Ffynon Maelgwyn as had been arranged, but if the Council were prepared to meet him on a special visit he would be pleased to do so at a fee of six guineas, or if he saw he could combine their visit and lie intended making to Llan- ybyther his fee would cover half the amount pre- viously stated, viz., £3 3s. Od. It was resolved to let the matter stand over for a short time. The Rev. E. Morris said that expressing his own opinion, the scheme which the Council had in hand at the present moment is far too great for a town of thirteen hundred population and that a sum like four thousand pounds would be a heavy burden for the ratepayers of Aberayron, and that people who he (Mr Morris) thought knew a little of good water said that quite as good a supply and pure water could be got from the river "Aeron', from the neighbourhood of the College, and having a gravitation that would reach the town as high up as Pengarreg and very likely at something nke half the present expense. Mr. J. H. Jones Don't you think you are making an engineer of you: self Mr. Morris. Mr. Morris I only express an opinion and I don't think myself an engineer or nothing more than I am. Mr. J. H. Jones proposed and Rev. J. Davies seconded that the engineer's visit, &c., be referred to the Pubtic Works Committee. TOWN CLOCK. Mr. J. Davies said that the Works Committee had settled to renew the face of the Town Clock in some way or other. He had been speaking to Mr. Davies "Compton," as to what it was likely to cost, and he said to paint the face and make up the letters and pins would cost about 15s., and he (Rev. J. Davies) proposed that it should be done. Mr. Evan Lewis Perhaps we can get Mr. John Davies, Painter, to do it for 7s. 6d., I dont see it fair to give the job to anybody without letting others have a chance.—Mr. J. H. Jones said that he thought it would be best to do the face in white with the figures and pins as stated, viz., gold. Mr. J. R. Evans I think the best plan would be for the Works Committee to decide how it shall be done, and to advertise for tenders. This was agreed to. BEACH ROAD. The Rev. E. Morris said that very likely as the Council were aware a paragraph in last week's issue of a local paper drew attention to the Beach road and also to the bathing facilities, but perhaps the Council need not take this as a stand point, and that tenants and farmers of the Manachty Estate were daily carting stones and sand from the beach, and in- variably from the part where the ladies bathed, and he proposed that the Council (if they had power), should put a stop to this business at once, and that a sign board should be placed on the road cautioning carters and others. Mr. J. H. Jones delivered a strong and lengthy speech on the matter, and severely blamed the Monachty Estate for allowing this kind of work to be carried on during the Summer months, especially when visitors visited the place and that in fact they were working against their own interest. The whole town belonged to the same man and most were tenants of the Estate, and he (Mr. Jones) thought that this kind of work was a great loss to the town in the way of visitors, and he proposed that the Clerk should write to Messrs. Roberts and Evans, Solicitors, Aberystwyth, the Agents to the Estate urging them to put a stop to it. His proposition was unanimously carried. THE XEW PUMP. Mr. Jones asked if the water of the pump had been analyzed :—Mr. J. R. Evans said that Mr. Lima Jones, Chemist, had analized it for his own interest and gave a favourable report. The Clerk said that it was the same water as was running close by, which had been analyzed, a copy of which he could produce against the Council's next meeting. NEW URINAL. Mr. J. H. Jones asked if the Council thought that by fixing new Urinal on the Bridge, and by draining it to the river, would it contaminate the river, and before taking any further steps in the matter, would it not be better to consult the Medical Officer of Health. Rev. Evan Morris The Medical Officer of Health ought to be present to answer such questions as these. Rev. John Davies: He tells me he never gets a notice of the meetings. The Clerk: I always used to serve him with a notice, but lie did never pay any attention to them, therefore I did not see the use of continuing them. The Chairman:—He will get a card now, he will then be able to see unless lie puts it in the fire.
TOWYN. OBITl"ARY.-We have to record the death of Mrs. Slingsby, High Street, who was buried at the Cemetery on Wednesday, the 21st. The deceased, with her daughter, resided at Llanerfyl for many years and after the death of Mr. Slingsby, removed to Towyn. The only child (Miss Slingsby) is married to Dr. Roberts, of Towyn. DEATH OF Miss MAY JONES.—We also with regret record the death at the age of 14, of Miss Ethel May Jones, daughter of Mr. Owen Jones, of Bryngwyn, and Agent to Mr. W. R. M. Wynne, Peniarth. Much sympathy is felt with Mr. Jones in his bereavement, for not 7 months ago he lost another daughter, and also was bereaved of a good wife and mother previously. Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Rev. Ellis Roberts, Vicar of Llangwrn, Corwen, and sister to the Rev. J. R. Roberts, Vicar of Garthbeibio, and also Rev. W. M. Roberts, Aberdovey. CONCERT.—A Concert was given on Friday evening at the Assembly Rooms, by the Graig United Prize Choir, Machynlleth, in aid of the Choir's expenses to compete at the forthcoming National Eisteddfod at Cardiff. The room was well filled and the singing throughout was of a high order. The Choir, though comparatively young members, acquitted themselves well in the choruses selected, time and tune and tone baing well balanced. It it evident that the Condnctor Mr. J. O. Williams has been most painstaking in his efforts to bring the choir to perform pieces so well as they did. It is known that this choir won the second prize at the National Eisteddfod at Festiniog last year. The Penillion Singing was exceptionally good, and the accompanist (Miss Williams), is to be con- gratulated on her very able playing. COACHING.- The Touring by Coach to Lake Talyllyn has commenced and brakes run daily in connection with the Cambrian Railway morning and evening trains. It is a fine drive of 24 miles, and the advertisements are not a whit exaggerated. ABROAD.—The American Paper" Y.Drych" of e, June 8th, gives an interesting account of a meeting and social gathering held in the Occidental Hall, Chicago, of "The Boys of Merioneth" residing in that City. There are many from Towyn there, and 0 the conductor of the choir which performed at that meeting was Mr. W. Williams, who is an official on the Chicago Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad. Mr. Williams is a brother of Mr. J. R. Williams, Towyn. MARWOLAETIL-Drwg genym gofnodi Marwolaeth Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, yr hon yn ddiweddar a ymadawodd a'i thy yn Frankwcll St., i aros gyda'i mhab a'i merch ynghyfraith Mr. a Mrs. Griffiths, y Boot Warehouse yn College Green. Yr oedd yr ymadawedig yn aelod ffyddlon gyda'r Annibynwyr yn Towyn ers Hawer blwyddyn. Gweinyddwyd yn y gladdedigaeth gan y Parch. J. M. Williams gweinidog yr Eglwys Annibynol a'r Parch. R' Davies. Curad y lie. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—A meeting of Governors wa s held on Saturday, at the Intermediate Schol. Present :Mr. J. Hadyn Jones (Chairman), Mrs. Rowlands, Mrs. Roberts, Rev. Humphrey Williams, Messrs. J. Hughes Jones, J. Maethlon James, Captain Rockby, Meyrick Roberts, William Jones, Humphrey Jones, John Evans, E. J. Evans (Clerk), and Tom Jones (Head master.) The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The balance sheet for the year ended 31st March was submitted together with the report of the Auditors, Mr. Bowen and Mr. H. Thomas, who were appointed to examine the Accounts of the School. Thay reported having audited the accounts and found them correct. The balance sheet showed receipts from County Governing Body to be zE545 18s. 2d. Scince and Art, E215 10s. 3d. Donations and Proceeds of Concert, Z223 6s. Od. Hugh Owen's Charity, R,46 3s. 2d. which together with amount in bank from last year's account will total aC1667 10s. 2d. Expenditure in salaries, gas, coal, rates, taxes, insurance, apparatus, chemicals, &c., was Z1165 3s. 8d. Mrs. Rowlands moved and the Rev. H. Williams seconded that the balance sheet be approved, and that a vote of thanks be accorded Mr. Thomas and Bowen for their kindness in auditing the accounts. It was further resoved that the balance sheet be exhibited in the Physical Labatory for public inspection, and that :an advertisement be made in- forming the public that the balance sheet was to be seen in the Physical Labatory of the School. 3Irs. Rowlands moved and Mr. Humphrey Jones seconded that the re-laying and drainage of the Boys' Play Ground be referred to the Committee appointed for their further consideration. Mr. Derry Evans and Rhys H. Williams were selected from a large number of applicants for the post of Assistant Master at the School. It was decided to ask both to meet the Governors Saturday next, when the final appointment will be made. The Annual Entrance Examination was fixed for the 15th July. The Summer holidays will be from the 27th July until the 19th September. It was decided that the distribution of prizes should be posponed until Christmas. It was resolved to advance the salary of Mr. W. R. Williams from £100 to £120.
FESTINIOG. DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Urban District Council was held on Friday evening, Mr. W. Owen pre- siding. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. It was resolved to convene a special meeting to consider the question of electric lighting and Mr. Alltwen Williams's scheme. LIBRARY. The Libraries Committee reported that 1,035 volumes had been borrowed during the month, and that several valuable volumes had been presented since the last report. SANITATION. The Sanitary Inspector reported that the number of cases notified during the month was 10, against 15 last year and 20 in 1897. Several houses in the village of Festiniog were in an insanitary condition. The owners had been served with the necessary notice, but so far nothing had been done to comply with its requirements. It was resolved to compel all who had received notice to complete the work required forthwith. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr. Jones, medical officer of health for the district, submitted his annual report. The number of births during 1898 was 412, as compared with 402 for 1897, showing a birth-rate of 33'60 per thousand, the death-rate being 18-20 per thousand. The total number of deaths during the year was 232, as com- pared with 229 for the previous year. The deaths from the principal zymotic diseases were as follow :—Scarlet fever, 2; diphtheria, 2; croup, 3; typhoid fever, 1; whooping cough, 6; diarrhoea, 7 making a total of 21, as compared with 18 for 189/ and 60 for 1896. The milk supply of the district was good. He recommended that cowsheds should be inspected regularly, and that their owners should be compelled to provide adequate space and ventilation. There were about 150,000 gallons of milk consumed in the district annually, and he suggested that the Council should adopt the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milk Shops' Order, 1885, the provisions of which would enable them to control the milk supply imported into the district. He had noticed that milkmen were in the habit of picking up passengers along their route, and as this might be the means of spreading infectious diseases by accidentally infecting the milk in the cans, he was of opinion that. the custom should be immediately stopped. During the year 395 cases of infectious diseases were notified. Out of 240 cases of diphtheria only two proved fatal, which was exceedingly low. The disease was of an unusually mild type. He was glad to report that the quality of the water was excellent. At times it was slightly discoloured, the soil surrounding the reservoir being of a peaty nature. He recommended that the present filtering beds be enlarged and improved. Forty-eight new houses were built during 1898, all in accordance with the regulations of the Council. There was still a great scarcity of houses in the district, which naturally led to overcrowding. He would re- commend that the Council should adopt part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act (1390), which enabled sanitary authorities to provide lodging-kouses for the working classes. Dr. Jones referred to the necessity for providing a cottage hospital for the district. The Oakeley Hospital, with twelve beds, was re- served entirely for accidents at the Oakeley and Llechwedd quarries, and he was of opinion that a large and populous district like Festiniog should have a properly equipped cottage hospital, where all serious accidents from any of the quarries could be treated as well as other surgical and medical cases. The District Nursing Association, established in 1897, had proved an unqualified success. "Taken as a whole, the district was in a fairly satisfactory con- dition.A special committee was appointed to go through the report, and to submit any suggestion ,,g they might have to offer to a special Council. THE POST OFFICE. Mr. Owen Jones (Erw Fair) called attention to the unsatisfactory arrangements provided by the Post Office in the district. At present they had only one exit from the place, and the result was a very con- siderable delay in the transmission of messages. The Department gave far better accommodation to much smaller towns than Festiniog, and lie suggested that pressure be brought to bear upon the authorities to remedy their grievance. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. Alltwen Williams, the surveyor, presented his report, which embodied a a letter from Dr Dibdin with regard to the utility of slate "debris for mak- ing the bacteria beds in the sewage scheme which has been adopted by the Council.
DOLGELLEY. ACCIDE-I;T.-On Friday, Mr. J. C. Hughes, Idris Cottage, whilst out riding, was thrown off his horse and received great injuries. He has been confined to his bed since, but is making gradual progress. AUCTION.—On Monday, Mr. Lewis Williams held a very successful auction at the Market Hall, on the furniture, &c., which had been in use by the Officers of the Militia leaving their encampment. SCHOLASTIC :—The high schools in the district are at present kept very busy, owing to the science and art examinations. Pupils have sat at the Inter- mediate School for Mathematics, Chemistry (Elemen- tary, Advanced and Practical) and Drawing. Credit- able results may well be expected. FAIR. On Tuesday the June Fair, commonly known as Ffair Miliangel, was held here. Very few cattle were brought for sale, but those brought realised good prices. The pigs did not pass well C.M. Assoc I AT[ o, -k' dward Griffiths, Esq., J.P., Springfield, and J. Meyrick Jones, Esq., J.P., were amongst the delegates to C.M. Association held at Denbigh last week. THE EXCURSIONS. — On Wednesday the annual excursion, in which the Sunday Schools of the Church of England, the Wesleyans, and the Calvinistic Methodists joined, was run into Denbigh and Rhyl, starting a few minutes before seven in the morning. Between 700 and 800 joined in the excursion. CRICKET.-The following matches were played during the past week. (1) The Intermediate School C.C. played a scratch team of Shopkeepers under the captaincy of Mr. Lloyd Williams, London House. The Intermediate School won by 44 runs, though Mr. Llew. Edwards of the Shopkeeper's Team, was at times very effective with the ball. (2) In a match between the Dolgelly Grammar School and Harmouth County School C.C., the former team won by 9 runs. (3) The Dolgelly C.C. won a match played against Aberystwyth, in which the Aberystwyth team suffered a severe defeat. A full accouut is to be seen in another column. SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE.—The adjourned com- mittee of the Congregational Sunday Schools to make preparations for the festival of 1900, was held at the Welsh Congregational Chapel on Saturday afternoon, Mr. Mr. William Hughes, Mervinian House, presiding. The Rev. J. Hughes, Tanygrisau, was elected examiner in the scriptural examination for the Middle Class, and standards IV. and V., and Rev R. Thompson, Glandwr, for the Elder Class, Mr. Rice Price, Llanfaclireth was elected musical examiner Mr. D. W. Lewis, Cwmaman, was elected musical conductor, and the Rev. J. Cynfal Jones and Mr. Rice Price, Llanfachreth, were appointed to hold rehears.ils at the various schools. The following tunes from the "Caniedydd" were selected :-Langton, Meirion, Brynseion, Hebron, Bethany, Llanidloes, Glanteifi, Hyfryd Wlad, Rhoslan, York, Rhyl, and Westminister Abbey, and also the anthems Y mae'r afon and 0 anfeidrol rym y cariad." DEPARTURE OF MILITIA.—On Saturday morning, between four and five, the 4th Battalion R.W.F., or Carnarvon and Merioneth Militia, left Dolgelley for Carnarvon to break up. The departure of the bat- talion was witnessed by a good number of early risers who were interested in them. During their stav the men, with a few exceptions, behaved well, and re- fleeted great credit on the discipline of the company. On Thursday the battalion marched into the town and took up their position in the square, to express their thankfulness for the kindness shown them during their stay. CONCERT.—On Wednesday, June 21st, a miscel- laneous concert (arranged by Mrs. Cleaver, Ty'nycoed), was given at the Public Rooms for the entertainment of the Militia. The concert was opened with a piano- forte duett from" Ivanhoe." by Mrs. Cleaver and Miss Roberts. Welsh songs and vocal duetts were beautifully rendered by Messrs. D. Jones and Lewis Owen, of Brithdir, and were ably accompanied by Miss Blodwen Williams. Mr. Jelf Clarke's highly cultured and soul-stirring voice was heard to great advantage in a martial song (from "La Maritana." A solo on the mandoline by Mr. Hawkins, and one on the concertina by Mr. John Evans, jun., were most deservedly and heartily encored. A spirited solo on the violin was also kindly given by Mr. Taliesin Davies. A pianoforte duett from "Tancredi" was played in the middle of the first part of the concert by Mrs. Cleaver and Miss May Williams; and the second part was opened with a duett from "Norma," by Miss May Williams and Miss Sephorah Roberts. The chief attraction of the evening, however, was the series of musical drill exercises, which were per- formed in splendid style by the children of the National School, who looked exceedingly bright and picturesque, the girls wearing shoulder-knots and the boys rosettes of the regimental colours. They were tremendously applauded and recalled several times. At the close of the entertainment they also sang with much sweetness and spirit the Welsh National air, "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Altogether they reflected the greatest credit, not only on themselves but especially on the headmaster, Mr. R. W. Evans, who, it was very evident, had spared neither time nor trouble in training them.
London Letter. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. DOLES. THE wise ancients used to say that the gods first maddened him whom they wished to destroy. That is the only explanation of the colossol folly of the Government in pressing the Clerical Tithes Bill through the House of Commons. Their supporters are furious. Sir Powlett Milbank, the Tory M.P. for Radnorshire, is said to have openly said that if he had any doubt about fighting the county at the next election, this folly had now put an end to it. Mr. Courtenay, Mr. Whiteley, a Lancashire Tory member, and some Scotch Tories voted against the first reading of the Bill, and I believe a good many more will abstain this afternooon. One Lancashire member has been going about the House saying that the Government will lose almost every Tory seat in the country at the next election. We shall presently have a foretaste of the result at Oldham. But it is certain the Tories are in despair. The majority of the Government has already fallen to 80. In Committee it may be trusted to sink even lower. THE WELSH MEMBERS. We may be sure that the Welsh members will i-ender a good account of themselves. Mr. Lloyd George, Mr. S. T. Evans, and Mr. Ellis Griffith are credited with the determination to fight the Bill tooth and nail, and three better fighters can not be found in any party in the House. Mr. S. T. Evans has, to the regret of all, been hardly seen in the House of Commons this Parliament. He is a busy barrister, and for some years he has devoted to his profession the fine talents which we had learned to hope would have been given to his country. However, it is good news that he is now coming back to his old love. Those who re- member his creditable fight on the old Tithe Bill will expect excellent things from him in Committee. He is one of the nimblest debaters in the House, incisive in speech, ready in retort, imperturbable in action. Nature has gifted him with great resource, and his legal training has added to it. With a little humour, and just a touch of imagina- tion, he would be, indeed, in the very fore- front of debate. As it is, he is one of the most effective and ready debaters in the House. Of Mr. Ellis Griffith I need not speak. That he is an extremely able man all will at once admit. He has not hitherto impressed the House as he has the Liberal Federation audiences. His chance has come. The next few weeks will afford the test. He will come out with a big reputation, or he will disappoint those who have predicted for him a brilliant Parliamentary career. MR. LLOYD GEORGE. Your readers already know what I think of Mr. Lloyd George and his position in the House. I admit quite frankly that I think Wales has never sent a man to St. Stephen's of such conspicuous Parliamentary talents. He can be persuasive as well as impassioned he can .argue as well as declaim he has shown a minute grasp of detail in committee, as well as a capacity for larger utterance in debate. He is an old Parliamentary hand, skilled in drafting subtle resolutions and amendments, and he is yet one of the few orators left in the House. That he is a power in the House of Commons everyone who knew anything of the inner workings of that assembly has acknowledged for years past. The country at large is beginning at last to understand it also. The success which attended his efforts in the Rhyl business-when he inflicted a defeat on Mr. Chaplin and T. W. Russell-shows in an effective way what position he has attained, without the aid of rank or influence or office. He has, as Disraeli said of himself, been standing on his head. He has fought his way as doggedly, pertinacously, with sturdy independence. He has truckled neither to friend nor foe where his principles are concerned, and it is not too much to say that England and English politicians, when they wish to ascertain the opinion of Wales, look to Mr. George for direction and guidance. The Clerical Tithes Bill will give him still another opportunity of adding to his Parliamentary stature. THE OTHER WELSHMEN. It must not be thought that these three exhaust the resources of the Welsh party. There is, for instance, the trusty and well- beloved member for the Flint Borough's. Mr. Herbert Lewis a man who, I have always considered, has had less than his fair amount of credit. He is indefatigable in his attendance, and he is one of the most sterling and honest politicians I have ever known. He has first rate Parliamentary manner, his speeches are always clear and to the point, and he always verifies his facts. Mr. William Jones has disappointed every- body-in the right way. All who knew him before he entered Parliament recognised his real ability, but no one was quite prepared for his striking success in so difficult and critical an assembly. His fame as a plat- *,t form speaker is now as wide as Britain,—I question whether there is a more popular speaker in the Liberal party. But what has delighted his friends is his success in the House, witness his brilliant effort during the Penrhyn strike. Mr. Wyn- ford Philipps has been a somewhat silent member up till now, but those who can recall the glories of the old Clergy Discipline fight and the achievements of the Paladin of North Lanark, will not expect less from the member for Pembroke- shire. Mr. Bryn Roberts, Mr. Lloyd Morgan, Mr. Herbert Roberts, Mr. Bryn- mor Jones, Alabon," Mr. D. A. Thomas, Mr. Samuel Smith, and Mr. Vaughan Davies will also give useful assistance and if Mr. McKenna can be persuaded to detach his cosmopolitan mind from Siam and Tim- buctoo, and take his place as a Welsh member, he can render real service to his adopted country. THE TRANSVAAL Mr. Chamberlain is, for a clever man, an incredibly silly person. His speech on Mon- day at Birmingham on the Transvaal crisis was simply outrageous. At the very time when cool judgement, patience, and delicate diplomacy were wanted, he has plunged in with a speech which in sheer reckless folly can only be comparred to his notorious longspoon speech against Russia last year. The death of the Grand Old Man, which occurred a couple of days later, hushed the clamour which had been roused by that egregious pronouncement. He escaped the punishment which almost invariably follows such howling indiscretion. He should have taken warning. But Ihis last performance shows that it is hopeless to reform him. The leopard will change his spots before a demagogue will forget his el Z7, acts. He is the most dangerous man in politics. His own side are getting sick of him. Mr. Maclean, the member for Cardiff, is in open revolt; others are almost ready to follow him. Things are not pleasant in the Cabinet, and it was noticed that no one more enjoyed the indignation which met the introduction of the Tithes Bill in the House than the Colonial Secretary. We are on the eve of great events. Mr. Chamber-lain means mischief. He fights for his own hand, and a whole empire may fall so long as he gets his way. Milton made his hero say, 'Tis better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." If a long-spoon comparison may be allowed, Mr. Chamberlain would sooner be Prime Minister of Little England" than Secretary of State of an Empire.
BARMOUTH. GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—On Thursday last, the members of the Girls' Friendly Society partook of a tea at St. Ann's Restaurant, which was catered for by Mrs Francis Morris. Afterwards a procession was formed, headed by a banner, and wended their way to St. John's Church, where a service was held. APPOINTMENT.—The Metropolitan Bank, Bar- mouth, which hitherto was a sub-branch of Portmadoc, has now been made an independent branch, and Mr W. Williams, who was previously in charge, has been promoted to the managership of the same. THE J EXNIS CLUB which has been formed recently now comprises about 60 members. A tournament is to be played next week in connection with the club. THE ROYAL WELSH LADIES' CHOIR intend to visit Barmouth during the second week in August. This being their first visit to this place, it will mean a treat in store to all lovers of first-class music. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Edward Jones, the younger son of Mr John Jones, Beach-honse, took place on Tuesday. The deceased being a member of the "Mawddach Lodge" of Oddfellows, the body was carried by members of the lodge, and hymns were sung along the route. The remains were interred at Llanaber, the Rev. J. Gwynoro Davies officiating. THE COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Council which was to have been held at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, was adjourned until six o'clock, and when that hour arrived, but few members made their appearance, and no business of importance was transacted.
SHIPPING NEWS. Of Local Interest. SS. Glcnvech left Barry Dock for Teneriffe on the 23rd inst. SS. Feliciana arrived at Barry Dock on 27th inst. SS Glantivy left Hull for Barry Dock on 26th June. SS. Glanhafren arrived at Venice on 27th inst. SS. Isle of Anglesey arrived at Barcelona on 24th June. SS. Isle of Caldy arrived at Maryport on 27th June. PO SS. Isle of Ramsey left Penarth, 23rd June. for Barcelona.
PUBLIC NOTICE. ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN HORTICULTURE. Are invited to attend a meeting, in the Agricultural Hall of the Aberystwyth College, on Tuesday, July 4th July, at 7 p.m. J. L. PICKARD, INSTRUCTOR IN HORTICULTURE. W. R. JONES, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, &c„ 32, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. A large Assortment of JEWELLERY, in Gold, Silver, and Pebbles, Suitable for Presents, &c., also LADIES' AND GENTS' GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES. SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES TO SUIT ALL SIGHTS. A Good Assortment of WEDDING, KEEPER, and GEM RINGS.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH. -A,IONDAY. Wheat made 5s Od to 5s 6d per 65 lbs; barley, 3s 6d to 4s Od white oats, 3s to 3s 6d black oats, 2s. 9d. to 3s Od. Eggs, 20 for Is. Salt butter, 9d to lOd per lb.; fresh butter, lOd. to lid. Fowls were sold at 3s 6d to 4s per couple, chickens 3s 6d to 4s 6d. Ducks, 4s Od to 5s per couple. Old Potatoes, 3s 6d per cwt. New Potatoes, 2d per lb. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a good supply of butter in the market to-day, which sold at from 8d to 8d per lb; basket butter, 9 1 d to lOd per lb. 2 2 CORK, Saturday.—Frsts, 78s per cwt; seconds, 77s;, thirds, 76s; fourths, 69s. Superfine firkins, 82s; fine mild, 80s; choicest boxes, 85s. Number of firkins, 129. POTATOES. LoxDon, Monday.—Good supplies and a very quie trade at the following prices :-Terieriffes, 8s to 12s Jerseys, 7s to 7s 6d Cherbourgs, 5s 6d to 6s per cwt; Lisbons, 3s to 3s 6d per box; old Dunbar, maincrops, 70s to 80s; Lincoln maincrops, 70s per ton. CATTLE. LINCOLN, Friday —Milch cows made Z14 to E20, yearlings, R,5 to P,7 10s. two-year-olds, R,10 to R,12 and drapes, £ 8 to £ 13. Lamb hogs 30s. upto35s.6d., and store sheep 33s. to 43s. each. NEWPORT, Wednesday.—Best beef fetched 6d. per lb. secondary sorts, 5Qd. to 6d. veal, 8d. to 8j2d, wether mutton, in wool, 8^1. to 8id.; shorn ditto, 7gd. to nil.; ewes, 7d.; lamb, lOd. to lid.; pigs porkers, 9s. to Ss. 6d. per score. WOLVERHAMPTON, Wednesday.—Beef, 51d. to 61d.; 2 mutton, 6d. to 8id.; veal, 7¥!. to 9d. per lb. Bacon pigs, 8s. 3d.; porkets, 9s. to 9s. 6d.; sows, 6s. 6d. per score. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Monday.—Fair supplies, and trade very heavy. English beef, 3s 6d to 3s lOd; Scotch long sides, 3s 8d to 4s ditto shorts, 4s 4d to 4s 8d American, 2s 8d to 3s 6d inferior, unaltered British mutton, 4s 4d to 5s 8d; foreign, 2s 8d to 3s 4d; lamb, 5s to 6s veal, 3s 4d to 4s 4d; pork, 2s 8d to 3s 4d per 81b.
Birtbs, marriages and Deaths. BIRTHS. On the 17th, at 31, Long Ridge-road, London S.W., the wife of Mr. Morgan Griffith Jones, barrister-at- law, Middle Temple, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. GRIFFITHS—EDWARDS.—22nd inst., at Siloam Chapel, Cwmystwyth, by the Rev. T. Levi, Aberystwyth, in the presence of Mr. Tom Morgan (deputy- registrar, Pontrhydygroes), Mr. R. P. Griffiths, C.M, minister, to Miss Sarah Anne Edwards, daughter of the late Rev. Thos. Edwards, Cwmystwyth. HUGHES—EDWARDS.—22st inst., at Nazareth C.M. Chapel, Pentre, Mr. Harry Hughes, Post Office, Aberystwyth, to Avarina, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Edwards, Llewelyn-street, Pentre. JONEs-JoNEs.-27th inst., at the Registry Office, before Mr. J. J. Hughes, Registrar, Talybont, Mr.. .John Rowland Jones, Lodge Park, to Miss Jane Jones, Penllwyn Melindwr, late Neuadd-fawr, Taly- bont. DEATHS. MORGANS.—19th inst.,atGwarlevel, Ysbytty Ystwyth, Mr. Daniel Morgan, late mining engineer of the Lisburne Mines, aged 77 years. REES.-22nd inst., at the residence of her sister (Mrs. Jones), Penrhiw, Bow-street, Margt. Rees, daughter of the late Evan and Ann Rees, aged 45 years. BENJAMIN.—21st ihst., Thomas David, infant son of John Benjamin, butcher, Terrace-road, aged 4 months. MORGAN.—21st inst., Richard Morgan, shoemaker,. Britannia-court, aged 80 years. WILSON.—21st inst., George Thomas, infant son of Thos. Wilson, bicycle instructor, aged 15 months. ELLIS.—24th inst., John, son of Thomas Henry Ellis, labourer, Llanbadarn, aged 15 years. PRICE.—26th inst., Catherine, wife of Richard PIÍce. labourer, Trefechan, aged 74 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE. HEES, at the WELSH GAZETTE Printeries,. Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, June 29th, 1899.
ABERYSTWYTH. OUT OF IT AGAIN."—Through the back door as usual. PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The number of books issued for the week ending June 24th was 491. TnE TABERNACLE.—The pulpit of this church was occupied on Sunday by the Rev. J. O. Thomas, M.A.. of Aberdovey. COACHING.—The -Waterloo four-in-hand coach seems to be well patronised this season again. Visitors crowd daily to this favourite conveyance, and its runs to the country are said to give general' satisfaction. BANNS.—The banns of the forthcoming marriage of Dr. Ethe and Miss Phillips, of St. David's Road, -were given out for the first time at Holy Trinity Church last Sunday. TRIPS.-On Thursday last, two excursion trains arrived from Rhayader and Builth, bringing in with them about one thousand passengers. WRECK or THE steamer' Veuus' reported in our issue of last week to have collided with a Greek steamer off the Beachy Head, has become a total wreck. A large part of the cargo is saved, and the loss is covered by insurance. I.O.G.T.-The usual weekly meeting was held at the Progress Hall last Friday evening. The follow- ing members took part :—Miss Lizzie Jones, Miss Edwards, and Messrs. J. D. Jones, E. T. Evans, and John James. Three new members were enrolled. DR. BARNARDO'S HOMES.—On Saturday last, Street Collections were made in behalf of Doctor Bamardo's Homes. Several ladies and gentlemen took collections at street corners in different parts of the town. The total amount collected reached the sum of twenty-six pounds, three shillings and -sevenpence. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL.—The magnificent build- ings of the Queen's Hotel, have been greatly improved in appearance by a tastely touch of the painters' brush. Visitors to the Queen's are sure .of everything good in the way of garden produce; for Alderman Palmer is an intelligent and practical gardener, and he takes a delight, second to none in horticulture. The garden is well covered with glass and an excellent supply of tomatoes and other early vegetables are grown in abundance. COU-, TY SCHOOL.—A special meeting of managers was held at the Town Hall on Monday last, when a letter from Lord Rendel, regretting that he was unable to free himself from other engagements, so as to visit Aberystwyth for the purpose of publicly opening the new School Buildings in July. was read, and it was unanimously resolved to postpone the ceremony to the month of October in the hope that Lord Rendel would then be present. A reso- lution thanking Mr. Croydon Marks for his kind invitation to the younger pupils of the school to tea on Constitution Hill, on Wednesday, was also unanimously passed, and the school staff were re- quested to accompany and take care of the pupils. FOOTBALL.—The town football team has been fortunate in gaining admission to the Liverpool combination. There are altogether eleven teams in the League, and twenty matches will be played during the season—ten away and ten at home. .fixtures have been arranged and there are pros- "pects of exceptionally good matches being held here, Birkenhead having been drawn for Boxing Day, and Oswestry for Good Friday. The success of this venf iir- i,, t,, a great measure due to the perseverance of the popular hon. sec., Mr. T. H. Edwards, and we trust the enterprize will receive the support which it deserves. INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION.—A meeting of the Local Committee was held on Friday last at the Corporation Offices. Present: Mr. D. C. Roberts (Mayor) in the chair, Mrs. Jessie Williams. Miss Roberts, South-terrace, Councillors C. M. Williams, R. J. Jones, A. J. Hughes (Town Clerk), Messrs. T. W. Powell, and Colquhoun. The sub-committee presented their report on the various matters rele- gated to them. The report, which recommended the appointment of Mr. J. Glyn Davies as secretary of the General Committee was unanimously agreed to. As the Exhibition is to be held at the Exam- ination Hall of the College, the College authorities it was understood, were willing to grant the use of a room as otticc.-It was also stated that Mr Green, the Registrar, would give every assistance to the secretary and the committee. THE RHEIDIOL JUVENILE CHOIR.—On Sunday evening a rehearsal was given by the Rheidiol Juvenile Choir at the Royal Pier Pavillion under the conductorship of its leader, Mr. J. Brenig Edwards. The choir intends competing at the National Eisteddfod at Cardiff, and the admission was by silver collection. The rehearsal was well attended, and the programme was as follows:— Chorus, Thanks be to God," choir; solo, Ben- dithiasant Goed y Meusydd," Mr. Arthur Jenkins party, 0 mor hardd yw Iesu Grist," David James and party; chorus, "Arglwydd ein lor," Choir solo, The Holy City," Mr. Edwards solo, Mr. D. Hamer hymn tune, Aberystwyth," Choir solo, Arm, arm, ye brave," J. Haydn Jones; test pieces at Cardiff, Sweet and Low," and Awn yn Mlaen," the Choir; solo, Mr. D. Hamer. The programme was well received, several of the items had to be given a second time by request. ST. PAUL'S WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—On Sunday evening, the 25th inst., a service was held in this chapel in memory of the late Airs. Thomas Hugh Jones. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. 'Humphreys, pastor of the church. Before the tlermon he made a few remarks in direct reference to the late Mrs. Jones. She was not brought up in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, but in the Church of England, and became connected with the Wes- leyans by marriage. Nevertheless, she settled down among them comfortably, and always stood by them loyally. Among other virtues i e possessed in a high degree that of the Christian gentlewoman. She possessed a beautiful simplicity of character, her trust in the Saviour being that of a child in its mother. Of late she was a great and a heroic suf- ferer, and in the end she exemplified a well-known saying of John Wesley. "Our people die well." After these remarks Mr. Humphreys based the dis- course that followed on 2 Cor. v. 1. All the mem- bers of the family (with the exception of the son, who is in America) were present, and there was a very full congregation. Before the sermon the organist, Miss Maria Jones, played The Dead March," the congregation standing at the time. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—The following pupils were present at school at all the attendances during the first half of the term:—Form II.: Trenwith Davies, D. J. de Lloyd. Henry Thomas (Llanilar), Arllwycl Jones (Devil's Bridge). Form IV.: S. Owen Owens, Epworth Davies, John Evan. Isaac D. Hopkins, Samuel Morgan (London). Form III.: Robert Francis Morgan (Llanbrynmair). Howard Ellis. Ebenezor Rhys Thomas, Hubert Jones (Llanbadarn), Jacob Meurig Jones (Tre- feurig), Fred Robert Jones, Arthur Doughton Williams, J. Morris Edwards (Llanilar), J. J. Morgan, J. T. Morgan (Llanfihangel), Jeannie Jones (Llanddeiniol), Myfanwy Owen, Rachel Ellen Thomas (Llanilar), Sarah Helena Evans (Pont- erwyd), Minnie Jones. Form Ila.: David Mason (Llanbadarn). Daniel Davies (Rhydygwin), D. Anwyl Morris, Emrys Morgan, Albert Nelson (Talybont), Victoria Bonner (Devil's Bridge), Mary ^ar"-iret Evans. Elizabeth Owen Davies (Peny- Elizabeth Edwards (Llangwyryfon), Edith .1S. Form lib.: Stanley Morgan, Edwin Clara Lumley, Nesta Morgan, Maud Spencer .th. Form I.: George James Vearey, Nigel >encer Smith, John Thatcher, Flossie Edwards, .dargaret Jane Lewis, Horeb. The following pupils lost one attenflance.-Glanville Owens, G. Daniel Ellis, R. James Williams, E. Doughton Evans, Edward John Owen, Emrys Evans, Bernard Owen, D. Lloyd Jones, Charlotte Edwards (Llangwyrfon), Lizzie Mary Jones (Lledrod), Ellen Morris (Llan- gwyryfon), Moilie Owen, Florence Thomas, Emily Evans, Alalcolni Spencer Smith, Margaretta J. 'Morgan (Lledrod), Myra (Dot) Richards, Annie Rowlands. The following were absent twice: David Jenkins, Wilkinson, Ernest Evans. Ernest Green, Blodwcn Edwards, Florence Green, Maud Powell, Ruth Ellis, Mary Evans (Llangwyryfon), Gwladys Williams, Elizabeth Ann Evans (Llanafan Effie Morgan. Pupils absent from three attend- ances—Edgar Francis, Alfred Morris, Ernest Watson (London), Arthur John Lewis, Percy Wat- son (London), Thomas James Edwards (Crosswood) Mabel Edwards, Nancy Humphreys, Edith Richards. Absent on four occasions.—Whitlock Williams (Borth). Jonathan Davies (Glanystwyth), R. Samuel (Llanbadarn), J. E. James (Peithvll), Gwilym Davies (Bettws-y-coed), Margaret Anne Davies (Buw Street), Nellie Willams. MR. DARLINGTON TO VISIT RUSSIA. Mr. Thomas Darlington, M.A., one of her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools in Wales, has obtained the saction of the Russian Ministry of Public Instruc- tion to inspect the scholastic establishments of St. Petersburg in order to fulfil the mission entrusted o him by the British Government of studying on he spot the method of instruction employed in the ntermediate and higher educational institutions )f Russia, and to submit a detailed report on the abject. Mr. Darlington is one of the most liberal nd enlightened educationalists in Wales. An ccorcplished linguist, be has acquired a thorough 1 nowledge of Welsh, both colloquial and literary. 11 fact, he was appointed to a Welsh inspectorship a account of his knowledge of the language. Mr. )arlington is a regular subscriber to some of the eading Russian daily papers. NATION AT. SCHOOLS.—The Diocesan Examiner, fev. Hilary Levis, has issued the following-report: xed department: The result of the examina- shows that this school still maintains its usual igh position for efficiency in religious knowledge id for tone and discipline. Although the exami- Ltion was some weeks earlier than in the previous ar it was evident that efficient and systematic rk had been done with good results- Infant artment: An excellent examination was passed, "oung ones had been well grounded in Bible :y, and the moral lessons strongly brought The singing was clear and distinct. The tone ailing was excellent. GENEROSITY.—Mrs Vaughan Davies has kindly contributed a guinea to the fund of the Rheidol Juvenile Choir to enable it to visit the National Eisteddfod at Cardiff. FINE ART.—There is exhibited at the College a remarkably fine chalk drawing of the late Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P. It is the product of Mr. Ben. Morgan, of Carmarthen, a student, and was drawn for the Black and White Exhibition of the Celtic Society's Eisteddfod, where it was awarded the first prize. It will again be exhibited at the educational sec- tion of the forthcoming National Eisteddfod at Cardiff, and will subsequently be returned to the U.C.W.. to be hung in the Quad. The portrait is a true likeness of Mr. Ellis, and is well worth seeing DESPATCHES.—Mr.W. H. Samuel, for many years- a dispenser at the Infirmary, left Aberystwyth on Saturday to take up a similar post with a large firm of chemists in Liverpool. On Monday Mr. Harry Culliford left for Builth Wells, where he has started business as a photographer on his own account. Both had a hearty send-off at the station. THE SNOWDON."—The Snowdon," the steam- boat which plied for passengers at this town in past summers, has been the scene of a row which ended at the Liverpool Police-court on Monday. The Snowdon," which now runs between Liver- pool and Llandudno, appears to be doing far better than at Aberystwyth, and has become too small for its passengers to voyage in peace and quiet. At any rate two of the passengers quarrelled about room, or rather want of room. As the seat in question was stated by one of the directors to be meant for five persons only, and the complainant made a sixth, the case was dismissed. GARDENING.—It will be seen from an advertise- ment in another part of the paper that all those who are interested in Horticulture are invited to attend a meeting which will be held shortly at the College. MINISTERIAL.—On Thursday evening a meeting was held at Cruglas, Swansea, when an illuminated address was presented to the Rev D. R. Williams on the occasion of his removal to the pastorate of Salem in this tow.i. Mrs. Williams was presented with a handsome tea and coffee service. Mr. Williams and the children were also the recipients of some excellent books. ASSESSMENT.—A meeting of the Assessment Committee, was held at the new Market Hall, on Monday. Present: Mr. W. A. Miller (chairman), Mr. G. F. Roberts (vice-chairman), Messrs Charles Davies, J. J. James, J. E. James, T. E. Salmon, Evan Lewis, Thomas Powell, and James Jones. It was resolved the Clerk should commuicate with skilled valuers in railway properties, and invite tenders from them for undertaking the valuation of the property of the Cambrian and M. and M. Railways within the Union. It was also resolved that the overseers of Llangwyryfon and Rhostie should bring in a new supplemental valuation lists for their parishes. Several appeals were considered and dealt with. PETTY SESSIONS (Wednesday).—Before D. C. Roberts, mayor, (chairman); 'C. M. Williams, R. J. Jones, E. P. Wynne, and Thomas Griffiths, Esqrs. —The case against John S. Weymss, "Fountain" Inn, Trefachan, with having sold liquors on Sunday, June 11th, was again adjourned until next meeting. —James Phillips, Northgate-street, was ordered to contribute Is. a week towards the maintenance of his mother, who became chargeable to the Union on June 13th.—Wm. Davies, Butchers' Arms," Aberystwyth, was charged by Mr Lloyd, school attendance officer, with neglecting to send his child to school. Mrs Davies produced a medical certificate from Dr Morgan, and the case was dismissed.— Richard G. Williams, hawker, was charged by Sergeant Phillips for obstructing the footpath, and offering his goods for sale on the Castle Grounds on June 27th. Sergeant Phillips stated that he saw the defendant about 2.30 on the Grounds, offering laces and some pamphlets to some persons. He stood in front of each one and prevented them from passing. He had warned the defendant a few weeks ago on this occasion, but kept up all the same. The Chief Constable also gave similar evidence, and stated that he had received several complaints with regard to this case. The Bench dismissed the case, and warned the defendant not to offer his goods for sale on the Castle Grounds and the Terrace. George Austin was charged for sleeping in a hayshed near Trefechan on Tuesday night. He was dismissed with a caution.—John 11 Jones, Bridge-street, was charged by Elizabeth Davies with assaulting her daughter, Margaret Ellen. Both parties did not appear, and the case was adjourned for a week. A CORONATION DAY FETE was given to the scholars of Aberystwyth by Mr. G. Croydon Marks on Wednesday, when about 1,500 children attended at the Cliff Gardens. The scholars of the Board School were under the direction of Mr. Saer, Miss Nicklin, Miss Samuel, and other teachers. The scholars of the National School were in charge of Mr. T. Ainsleigh Jones, Miss Knight, and other teachers. The scholars of Pen Parke were under the direction of Mr. Cox and teachers. The scholars from the Intermediate School were under the direction of Mr. D. Samuel, M.A. Teas were served to the scholars by the teachers and friends. The teas and refreshments were under the charge of Mrs. Croydon Marks, Mrs. Swanson, Mrs. R. Doughton, Miss Vaughan Rees, Miss Rea, and other ladies, who kindly volunteered their services.