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ABERYSTWYTH. THE LIBRARY.—The number of books taken out for the \V.t- ear.h,g 1st, was 461. NEW BOATS.—Several of the boatmen have invested in a fresh supply of rowing boats. They were built in Portmadoc, and are what are termed "Double _40' The CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS DIRECTORS paid their annual inspection visit to Aberystwyth the other day a^c^panied by the General Manager, Mr. Denaiss. PERSONAL.—Captain Hughes of the steamship South Cambria has been lying seriously ill in a hospital in New York. His friends will be glad to hear that he has so far recovered as to be able to return h. ■ 2. 2. 11-j.nsas City. I.O.G.T.—The weekly :meeting was held at the Progress Hall, Mill St., last Friday evening. The following members took part: Miss Lizzie Jones, Miss Nellie Jones. Mr. J. Evans, Mr. E. T. Evans, and Mr. uuuu u times and party. Three new members were enrolled. Ap"P0P'v", V. Derry Evans, a student at the U.C. W" has been appointed Classical Master of the Towyn Intermediate School. Mr. Evans had a suf^essfnl career t. the College, and there is no doubt he will be equally as successful in his new sphere. QUICK DESPATCH.—An Aberystwyth fisherman, having made a good haul in the Bay the other day, took his "rtPn" to DnVilin market where he found a ready sale. Leaving Dublin at four o'clock in -the afternoon he sailed merrily homewards, and landed at the Harbour by three o'clock in the morning. EXCURSIONS. The Nonconformist United Sunday Schools of Welshpool and neighbourhood visited this town on Thursday. They were over 1000 in number, and two trains had been chartered for their conveyance. On Monday a large excursion arrived from Brecon with the members of the CiiLi.ou oehools, and another from Cemmaes Road with the Darowen Sunday School. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.—Among those now staying in town is Alderman Edwin Grove, J.P., of Newport, and family. Mr. Grove was chairman of the Monmouthshire County Council in 1894, and a treasurer of the Welsh University Court, and he also served on the Welsh Land Commission. He is almost an annual visitor at Aberystwyth, and speaks highly of the town. PICNIC.—The Scholars of the English Wesleyan Sunday School were treated to their annual picnic on Wednesday. The rendezvous this year was Strata Florida Abbey, to which place the party travelled by the 11 train. They were accompanied by the superiuuenuent, Mr. H. W. Hicks, Mr. S. Kenrick, secretary, Mr. R. Northey, Mr Taaffe, and others. SCIENCE AND ART.—The following candidates were successful at the recent examination in Hygiene, held by, the South Kensington Science and Art Department. The candidates were taught by Mr. D. J. Saer, Head Master of the Board Schools. Over ninety per cent. of those who presented themselves passed. Edwin J. Jones, Charles F. Ball, Edith V. Weller, Martha H. Evans, Ulsie Owen, Ethel J. Buff, Margaret E. Evans, Margaret. F.. Jones. Bessie Kenrick. MINISTERIAI;.—An induction service will be held at Salem Chapel, Queen's Square, this (Thursday) evening at 7 o'clock. The new Minister is the Rev. D. R. Williams, lately of Cruglas, Swan*- a, and formerly of Shiloh Chapel, Lampeter. Mr. Williams began his residence in the town last week. An interesting meeting is anticipated in connection with the induction service. THE RECREATION GROUND.—Good progress is being made towards bringing this much talked of matter to a definite issue. At the end of last week Mr, H. J. Swindley, C.E., of London, who is an expert designer and constructor of Athletic and Recreation Grounds inspected the proposed sites in Plascrug, and when his formal report is submitted steps will be taken to put the matter into working order. We understand Mr. Swindley has fixed on a favourable site and his suggestions should carry weight a:, Vis of tho Recreation Grounds in Wood Grem and Catford are considered the best in the Kingdom. LIFEBOAT PRACTICE.—The lifeboat "Elizabeth Lloyd" was taken out for a sail on Monday afternoon. The rocket was sent up at 2.15 p.m. prompt, and in a few minutes the boat made its appearance at the corner by the Waterloo Hotel drawn by the crew and a host of helpers. It was soon let down the slip and in barely seven minutes after the signal was first given, it glided gracefully on to the water. The event always attracts an .apprecis'* mrwd of onlookers and this proved no exception. Captain Doughton, the Secretary, superintended the arrangements and accompanied the crew who returned in the course of about an hour. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—At a meeting of the North CHRUIGHIIMIIIe Teachers' Association, held at the Board School, Aberystwyth, on Saturday last, arrangements were made for holding a public meeting at the College on July 29th, when Dr. Macnamara will deliver an address on the School Attendance Problem. It was decided to invite all the Teachers of the District, Members and Clerks of School Boards, and Voluntary School Managers, Magistrates, Ministers of Religion, and Inspectors of Schools. THE TOWN BAND.—To show his appreciation oj their performance, a gentleman has presented the Town Band with a pair of sweet-toned Turkish cymbals imported from Damascus. On Tuesday the band included in their programme two marches by American composers, and a selection of the National Airs of that country, including Hail Columbia," The Star-Spangled Banner," -1 March- ing through Georgia," etc., 'in celebration of the "Glorious Fourth." It is expected the members will appear in their new uniform by the end of the week. Up to the present the subscriptions towards these have reached only a little more than half the amount required. By the way, what has become of the proposed band stand ? It is now high time it should be erec ted and opened. SHILOH CHAPEL.—This Chapel has undergone considerable improvements and additions during the last twelve months. A new Schoolroom, capable of holding 450 to 500 people has been built, a spacious manse has been erected, the room at the back called the" Long Room" has been divided into convenient class rooms, and the interior of the Chapel itself beautifully renovated. All the buildings have been supplied with electric light and :ng:apparatus. The new buildings and additil have been creditably carried out by Messrs. Owens hnw., and the paintings and de- corations by Mr. Richard Jones, Cambrian Street, are everything that could be desired. The Skinner Street School, which is a branch of Shiloh, has also been bought, and the total amount expended will probably be at L ast £3000. Of this sum Elloo has already been collected amongst the congrega- tion, and it is eTnp^f-pd the balance will soon be cleared. The congregation assembled at the Chapel on Sunday last for the first time after the Tenovation. In the morning the service was conducted by the Pastor. Rev. T. E. Roberts, M.A.; at 2.30 the Rev. Morris, Cwmamman preached, and in the evening, sermons were delivered by both. Miss Lizzie Thomas presided at the organ. There was a attendance throughout the day, and the collection towards the building fund reached nearly L80. The number of communicants at present on the register is 550, about 150 more than it has ever been betore. A SUCCESSFUL BOOKTTT-\TTER.—Mr. Wm. Scott, of Hazelwood, Cardiff, and formerly of Aberystwyth is an enthusiastic and successful bookhunter. It is only the genuine clover of old tomes that knows anything of the pleasure of pursuit and the delight of discovery in book-collecting. After years of aearch and longing you come across your prize in a most unsuspected quarter-anywhere from Farring- don Road to the wilds of Radnorshire. Some interesting finds of Mr. Scott's are recorded in the current number of The Public Library Journal." Jfr. Scott's collection is deposited for public use in the CardiiT Public Library. Among his recent lucks areols. xare Welsh books, three of them badly discoloured with peat smoke, showing that they have been kept inside the chimney of one of the large fire places of Cardiganshire. The most interesting of the six is Eglurhad o Gatechism Byrraf y Gymanfa." Printed at Tref-Hedyn in "1719 by Isaac Carter. The above-mentioned journal states that this is the first book printed in Wales. This, however, is not the case, as was stated in our last issue in the article on the First Book printed in Wales." Our friend, Mr. Scott has done well, he has secured some rare, interest- ing and valuable finds,-Ijaufc we believe that the laurels of success belong' ffrTlfer to "Mr. J. H. Davies of CwrtmaMfiy^ai^^ojpiff ^r<js§^T#Tijpe issued a year earliiiftiom. the. gaaoe^fcessr'-$h £ -way, Mj^Sqott ha.sTjpit pce&e^ted thj&rG^<^ £ f-L\brary- wfw {l|%e ^cfLnvas-? ^aigiing ,• <#- 1 £ h(\Ite.y .of JiiCfgrneril," 'a biyt-ure- wnioh has,, attracted con- siderable attepjtjQtiz,- y ,1 X PLUCK.—On Tuesday-,iflarnoon, an elderly gentleman from Liverpool lay basking on the th_5àè£. thoughts rnr- r ooaiing disaster., <wfhen jr-.ddenljHiyrgaze f&H iipon thi^ buov Trhicfrf?rCr.sed to moor our steam launcfL--IUat was easier than for him to it wu aji.upturned.hofrt^apd that ther4 wirz iii-;f- ")f hH fellow* "mfcn ia fo ii -,IV e+ try Hit' conviction that he wa*> .d^stan^ckby, fate to be their rescuer. The thought?-wksl fcit.li>k.i#Jfche deed—in less time tha.ikitlakes.jto Mlaterr-h^ Jtifid^dweflied himself off "Bi#1garm4ntt ana mur- efitmjd'-tne -sea, a,ce by b 'cOrSè,\vhêe'gort S03 aaiaoaaaoOA vvnao/o a'1..A MOOD sosia his destination he fouud out his mistake, so he wended his weary way back to the shore, where he was accorded a reception at the hands of a worthy member of our constabulary who had no sympathy with such aquatic feats. DEATH OF THE REV. D. W. JENKINS.—The Rev. David William Jenkins, M.A., Vicar of St. Mary's and St. Michael's parishes, Pembroke, died on Tuesday at the residence of his brother, Dr. Pryce Jenkins, Regent's Park, London. Deceased left Pembroke about five weeks ago for the benefit of his health, and went to Llandrindod, but within the last few days he proceeded to London, where he had been under the constant care of the doctors. His death has cast a gloom over Pembroke, it being quite unexpected. He had been vicar for nearly ten years, and was immensely popular, having recently been appointed to the extra living of St. Michael's. Mr. Jenkins was curate of Holy Trinity Church in this town before receiving the appointment at Pembroke. ACCIDENTS.—Whilst returning from a fishing cruise in the Albatross on Saturday, Mr. Jack Bennison met with an unpleasant accident, which might have proved worse, The wind was blowing a heavy gale on the boat approaching the entrance to the harbour, and Mr. Bennison had occasion to release the mizzen-boom, when all of a sudden the mast was blown with great force against his right ear. He fell unconscious on deck and remained in this condition until the vessel was moored in the harbour. Dr. Harries was soon in attendance, and his patient is making splendid progress to recovery. Another accident occured in Terrace-road on Tuesday afternoon. A long string of brakes and char-a-bancs belonging to Mr. D. Phillips were returning from Devil's Bridge, with a party of visitors from Liverpool, and when proceeding near his premises the procession had to come to a sudden standstill owing to a block in the street. The second char-a-banc failed to pull up in time, with the result that the shaft dashed into the carriage in front. The drivers following promptly took in the situation and drove down Portland street. The passengers although a little frightened escaped uninjured. "THE HAYMAKERS."—This Cantata was per- formed at the Royal Pier Pavilion on Wednesday evening by the choir of the Ystwyth Lodge of Good Templars, A large audience had gathered together, and the following took the principal parts:—Annie (Second Seprano) Miss Lizzie M. Jones; Dairy Maid (Mezzo-Soprano) Miss Lizzie Owen; Farmer (Baritone), Mr. G. Haydn Jones; William (Tenor), Mr. E. Tomley Evans; John (Bass), Mr. J, Arthur Jenkins Trio, Mary, Anna, Dairy Maid; choruses of men's voices quartette and chorus, Mary, Anna, William, John; quintet, Mary, Anna, Farmer, William, John semi-chorus of mowers, Messrs. E. Tomley Evans' E. J. Hughes, William Jenkins, E. Thomas Evans, Stanley Jones and E. H. Davies; semi-chorus of spreaders, Misses Lizzie Owen, Lizzie Jenkins, Ellen Pierce, Maggie Thomas, Polly Edwards, and Ellen Davies quar- tette, Misses Lizzie Jenkins and Polly Edwards, Messrs. Lewis Thomas and E. H. Davies. The Orchestra consisted of Miss Cooke, Victoria House, (first violin), Mr. T. Levi (first violin), Miss Bur- gess, Queen's-road (second violin), Miss Roff King, Victoria House (second violin), Mr. Gwilym Thomas (Clarionette), Miss Lizzie Jones (Piano), Miss Nesta Hughes (Harmonium). Miss May John, R.A.M., who is well known to Aberystwyth audiences, delighted her hearers in her usual charming manner. The members of the com- mittee and the Hon. Secretary (Mr. J. W. Jones) are to be congratulated on the arrangements made. DEATH OF MR. JOHN ROWLANDS.—We much regret to announce the death of Mr. John Rowlands, ironmonger, which sad event took place at his residence, 4, Marine-terrace, at about seven on Sunday morning. For the last two years, the deceased had been suffering from heart disease and the malady had considerably weakened his constitution. Up to Friday, however, he had been able to follow his vocation at intervals and it was thought by the family that he was recently making slow progress towards recovery. Mr. Rowlands was the only son of Mr. Isaac Rowlands of Cefn- coed, Goginan, and was a descendant of one of the oldest and most respectable families in the district; he was also a nephew of Messrs. Thomas James, Llwyniorwerth, and John James, Abercwmdolau. He was born in 1851 and would have attained his 48th year in October next. When young, he migrated to Liverpool and joined the service of a large firm of timber merchants there as clerk. Finding the place did not suit his health, he removed to London, but was qompelled to leave the city also for the same reason. He subsequently returned to Aberystwyth to take up business as ironmonger in Baker-street in partnership with the late Mr. Griffith Williams. In 1875, he pur- chased a site in Chalybeate-street where he built suitable premises and started business on his own account. Here he continued until a fortnight ago when he transferred it to Messrs. Williams and White. In 1884, Mr. Rowlands was married to Miss Rosina James, Dolybont, and there were three children of the marriage, two sons and a daughter who survive him. Mr. Rowlands was an active, methodical, and straightforward business man and was a keen politician, holding strong Liberal views. He was of an amiable and sociable disposition and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His loss will be keenly felt at Shiloh Chapel where he was a regular and faithful member, and the Sunday school will likewise miss an able and learned teacher. The funeral, which is public, will take place to-day (Thursday) at 2.0 p.m. and the body will be taken to Penllwyn for interment. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and family in their sad bereavement. A GARDENER'S SOCIETY.—A meeting of those interested in horticulture was held at the Agricul- tural Hall of the University College on Tuesday evening. There .were present: Alderman Mr Peter Jones, Mr. Hopkins (Nanteos), Mr. Alderman Palmer, Mr. Bateman (Fronpadarn), Mr. Davies (Queen's Hotel), Mr. Askew (Pier Street), Mr. Powell (Grocer), Mr. Saer (Board School), Mr, Jones (Schoolmaster, Llanbadarn), Mr. Purton, &c. The meeting, which was convened by Mr. J. Lawson Pickard, Instructor in Horticulture, was for the purpose of discussing the advisability of forming a Gardeners' Mutual Improvement Society, or Paxton Society." for the district, and to make arrangements for a C. C. course of lectures on Fruit Culture. Mr. Alderman Palmer was voted to the chair.— The Chairman explained the object of the meeting, and called upon Mr. Pickard-who, he said, had been recently appointed lecturer in the horticultural department of the College-to speak.—Mr. Pickard began by expressing pleasure at seeing two ladies present, and went on to say that his apt ointment was entirely a new one. He had been asked to call the gardeners of the district- together and ask them to give what assistance they could in connection with the work to be carried on at the College. He was surprised that there was no Gardeners' Society, as gardeners can do much more work when organised than when working separately. They had two splendid shows every year, the Horticultural Show and the Chrysanthemum Society, and if they could manage to maintain a good Horticultural Society and a good Chrysan- themum Society, they ought to be still better able to manage a Gardeners' Society. He described horticulture as a fascinating pursuit, and explained that in Yorkshire, his native county, Gardeners' Societies were very general, lectures being given by leading gardeners. Chrysanthemums had sprung into prominence that was almost astonishing within the past few years, chiefly through shows. He added that if they decided to form a society, he could promise on behalf of the College that the Professors would be willing at any time to give lectures on subjects kindred to horticulture. At the request of the Chairman, Mr. Pickard explained the functions of a Gardeners' Society. Mr. Lloyd proposed that a Society be formed. Mr. Williams (Crosswood) suggested that the district should be canvassed in order to ascertain if there were sufficient gardeners to form an Association. They could not, he said, attend evening lectures from the surrounding district owing to the lack of late trains. Mr. Pickard, replying to a question said that amateurs would be elegible. He added that he had canvassed the town with satisfactory results. Mr. Colville, in seconding Mr. Lloyd's proposition, dwelt on the benefits to be derived from such a Society at Aberystwyth, and suggested discussing agriculture and cottage gardening at their meetings. There was plenty of room for improving cottage gardening at Aberystwyth. The Chairman remarked that they ought to have established a Gardener's Society. previous to starting the Horticultural Society.—Mr. Powell urged that they should try and enlist the sympathies of the Agricultural districts. If they could put some new ideas into the farmer's mind with regard to gardening, it must have good results. —The Chairmhn threw out the hint that the County Council should appoint a lecturer in gardening, who should have a knowledge of Welsh and go round the villages. He could teach the farmer that there was a good deal of profit in his land if turned into an orchard or a garden.— Mderman Peter Jones remarked that the difficulty the County Council had to contend with was the financial one. The contributions they received f/om the Imperial Exchequer had been very limited aid the money had beendevoted hitherto mainly t<j in the varions Jd|strictf Jly^a^^yll^ysefefajLMice to them. When tBfjpcrotftftfldfl'rar quamiry of fruit and vegetables brought into Aberystwyth, it was a reflection on Aberystwyth that they were notable tof keep the^Jd^jigfe^. jp'd53T fArujfelT CJiClheir domain.—to -fcrm a society to be called the '• Aberystwyth Pax- tc|i Society."—Mr. Alderman sifting of Alderman Peter Jones, Messrs. Williams, Atstin, Veary. Pickard, Hopkins. Burton,SJaeridan, f ieman, Coi^WPo^al^&to^ ,,1.19TYWT8Yiia a -A SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.—On Wednesday after- noon the members of the Salem School made their annual outing to the country. The place selected this year being JLlanilar, whither they went by the 2.30 p.m. train. The weather, although threat- ening in the morning, turned out to be fine in the afternoon, and the country was most enjoyable after the recent rains. Tea was provided in a field kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Loxdale, of Castle Hill. About three hundred members took part. The arrangements were car- ried out by a committee, of which Mr. P. C. Jones, the superintendent of the school, was the convener. VISITORS.—The annual Festival of the St. Steph- en's Church, Liverpool, is being held here this week. The party, numbering about 300, arrived by special train on Tuesday, and after breakfasting at the Old Assembly Rooms, proceeded in brakes to Devil's Bridge. On returning they dined at the same place, both meals being supplied by Mr. Rufus Williams, Lion Hotel. About half the members returned home in the evening, the re- mainder staying at the Queen's and Belle Vue Hotels. On Wednesday morning Barmouth was visited, and to-day (Thursday) the party will take a drive in the morning and, spending the afternoon about town, will return to Liverpool in the evening. The festival was held here before about ten years ago. WELSH INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION.—A meeting of the General Committee of the Welsh Industries Association was held at the University College on Tuesday evening for the purpose of making pre- liminary arrangements for the exhibition to be held on September 6th and 7th. Mr. D. C. Roberts (the mayor) presided, and there were present Mrs. Jessie Williams, Miss Roberts (South- terrace), Mrs. Roberts (Sherborne Hall), Mrs. Morgan (Nantceirio), Mrs. E. Powell, Mr. T. Mortimer Green, Mr. T. W. Powell, Mr. C. M. Williams, Mr. Edward Powell, and Mr. G. Croydon Marks, with the secretary (Mr. Glyn Davies). It was resolved that the admission be Is. for the afternoon and 6d. for the evening; and to apply to the U.C.W. for the use of the first floor.-The Executive Committee was appointed as follows :— Mr. D. C. Roberts (mayor), Mr. T. Mortimer Green, Mr. C. M. Williams, Mr. H. C. Fryer, Mr. A. J. Hughes, and Mr. T. W. Powell.—Mr. Perrott was appointed hon. treasurer. The Secretary pre- sented to the committee letters from Mrs. Gwynne Hughes and Mrs. Harford, each guaranteeing Z20 on behalf of their respective branches. COUNCIL MATTERS.—At the close of its meeting on Tuesday, the Town Council resolved itself into a committee, when the Town Clerk stated that there was a question of boundary between the Penglaise property and the property of the Corporation at the end of the Victoria Terrace, and Mr. Hall, of Plynlimmon House, had taken a lease from Penglaise of the land between Victoria Terrace and Craiglas Point, which lease did not appear to affect the boundary of the Corporation. The committee decided not to interfere in the matter, and a member having elicited from the Surveyor the fact that Councillor John Jenkins was continuing the tipping of debris on the ground in spite of the resolution of the Corporation, it was resolved to erect a barrier across the private path at the back of the Hostel, and the Town Clerk was instructed to take whatever proceedings he might deem necessary to enforce the resolution of the Council. The following letter, dated 11th Jety, was read from Mr. Hugh Hughes, on behalf of Mr. Isaac Horkins, member of the Council:—Dear Sir, Referring to your letter of the 13th ult., on behalf of Mr. Isaac Hopkins, of South-road, I am in- structed by him to state that as the site agreed to be leased to Mr. Belham is to be sold by public auction, he is prepared to withdraw all claims against the Town Council on condition that the Council grant him, forthwith, a renewal of the lease of his two houses in South-road, on the terms quoted in 1895. My client is influenced in with- drawing his claim by reason of the public position that he occupies. I have no hesitation whatever in stating that if he is compelled to take proceedings he has a very substantial claim against the Corpora- tion for damages.—The matter was referred to the Finance Committee. CHAHGE OF SUNDAY DRINIKING.-Tbe adjourned hearing of the charge against John E. P. Wemyss, Fountain Inn, Trefechan, for selling intoxicating drink to J. Lovell, an umbrella repairer, and E. Lewis Jones, a militiaman, was heard on Wednesday. The magistrates present were.—Mr. D. C. Roberts (the Mayor), Messrs. R. J. Jones, C. M. Williams, John Lewis, Thomas Griffiths, and Isaac Hopkins. Mr. A. J. Hughes appeared for the defence. The two police officers were now examined at length by Mr. Hughes, but their evidence remained unaltered. Evidence for the defence was given by John Lewis, labourer, Trefechan, who stated that he was in the court adjoining the hotel at the time named, and saw no one at the back of the Inn except a man named Owen. Cross-examined he said he had noticed the time by the town clock on his way down. He admitted having had a glass at the Fountain on the previous day, and that there was a conversation there about the case. If the police said that he was hiding by the back door for two or three minutes before going into the stable it was not true. John David Lewis, Trefechan, son of the last witness said that he was on the doorstep on his house opposite to the Inn at the time named, and could assert that his father was not out of his sight, and did not enter the Inn.-Cross-examined: He did not know how Lovell looked on the previous night. John Lovell, of Carmarthen, stated that he slept on Mrs. Perry's premises on the night in question, with her permission. He had no money to get lodgings elsewhere. In the morning he went and knocked at the front door of the Fotntain Inn to get his tools. He saw defendant's wife, but got no drink there.—Cross-examined: He admitted having been convicted three times for drunken- ness, once for larcency, and once for assaulting the police. Mary Louisa Wemyss, the defendant's wife, deposed that John Lewis was not supplied with liquor. They had six lodgers. On the morning in question a militiaman named Thomas came to the back door for a drink and was very abusive. She refused drink. Lovell inquired about his basket of tools about 8.30. It was not true that she took a bottle to him or any- one else; and that he fell down and the bottle was broken. There were fragments of a broken bottle near, and the police, seeing them come up, asked if she had supplied the whiskey.—The defendant corroborated his wife's evidence.—The case was dismissed.

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