( ABERYSTWYTH. PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The number of books taken cut for the week ending July 22r.d was 445. PERSONAL.—Mr. Ernest Trub.-naw, of Llanellv, has been appointed a deputy lieutenant for the County of Carmarthen. EISTEDDFOD. This Thursday a grand chair eisteddfod is held at Bow Street in a spacious pavilion erected in Gogerddan Park. The entries are numerous and keen contests are expected; twelve choirs have entered. The Venerable Hwfa Mon, the well-known Archdruid will conduct. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr. Matthew Henry Evans, pupil of this school from October. 1896, till to July, 1898. has passed the London Matriculation C Examination. Mr. Evans is the sou oi the late Mr. t David Evans, Loveden Place. Goginan, and has been lately in business in London, taking occasional evening classes at a technical institution. WELSH INDUSTRIES EXHTP.ITION.—At a meet- ] ing of the Executive Commit cee on Friday morning t last, at the University College, the following < amendments were made to the original notices, viz. r that the exhibition is to regain open from mid-day until 9 p.m. on both days, and that goods which 1 are not entered for prizes, and certificates may be had over the counter, and taken away by the i purchaser. It was also decided to appeal for donations towards the prize list, in view of the number of industries for which no prizes have been offered up to now. J ACCIDENTS—On Saturday, while Thomas Jenkins, Comminscoch, a labourer employed at Mr. Hugh Hughes' new house in Bath-street, was wheeling ] some bricks over a scaffold, by some means he lost his balance, and both he and the wheelbarrow fell a height of some 8 or 9 feet- Jenkins sustained an injury to the head, for which he had to be admitted an in-patient at the Infirmary.—On Tuesday, Mr. J. W. Thomas, solicitor, had a nasty fall from a ladder at Graig Goch, severely injuring his ankle, and had to be taken to the Iniirmarv. OUR SCHOOLS.—On Thursday last two well- known European educationists. Professor Hau- :sknecht, of Berlin, and Dr. Markoff, a Russian gentleman, now residing in London, paid a visit to the Aberystwyth Board Schools, accompanied by Mr. Darlington, H.M.I., with whom Dr. Markoff has been staying as a guest. The visit was quite informal, but both were highly satisfied with all they saw. Dr. Markoff presented one bright pupil, Miss Sophia Evans, daughter of Mr. Edward Evans, builder. Baker-street, with a sovereign as a token of his appreciation of her ready intelligent answers to Mr. Darlington's questions. FINANCE COMMITTEES.— A meeting of the Finance Committee was held at the Corporation Offices on Tuesday, when there were present:- Councillor C. M. Williams (chairman), Messrs. D. C. Roberts (mayor), Peter Jones, John Jenkins, with the Borough Surveyor and Accountant.—A letter was read from the Town Crier asking for a new uniform and cap. He also asked the Committee to supply him with a waterproof coat, as it was seven years since he had one.—It was decided to supply him with a new uniform at the same price as last year. The matter of a waterproof coat was deferred.—The Committee then discussed in private the question of the scale of charges. A GENEROUS INSURANCE SOCIETY. The Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society have, through Mr. Joseph Davies, solicitor, their agent at Aberystwyth, paid Mr. Enoch Williams, of Porth, Glamorganshire, paid C20 in respect of a hay stack which was destroyed by fire at Tan-y-fawnog, Devil's Bridge, on the 27th June, although such stack was not covered by the insurance policy held by Mr. Williams. The society acted in this generous manner, because Mr. Williams had insured a hay shed and the hay therein, but had uninten- tionally omitted to insure the stock, which stood in another part of the farm. The society were, therefore, under no legal liability to make good the loss, but deserve the credit of their generous act. MUSIC EXAMINATIONS.—The following is a list of successful candidates at the London College of Music Examination, held at the Town Hall on Friday, the 21st inst.:—Elementary (pianoforte playing) Miss Cassie Morgan, Talbot Hotel, Tre- garon; Miss Blodwen Jones, Nantsiriol, Bow Street; Miss Mary Hughes, Dovey View, Mach- ynlleth; Miss Mary Scott. Aberbrwynen, Llan- farian; Mr. J. M. Edwards, Nantsiriol, Bow Street; Mr. R. Williams, Bronant (1st class). Inter- mediate Miss Nesta Hughes, Aberystwyth (1st class). Senior: Miss Annie Francis, Borth. Ad- vanced Senior: Miss Jennie Jones, Emporium, Tregaron. Diploma, A.L.C.M.: Miss Jennie Jones, Penllwyn; Miss Mary Davies, Borth. All the above were pupils of J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac. Ex- aminer, Mr. Trehearne, Mus. Bac. (Oxon.). HARBOUR COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Har- bour Committee was held on Monday. Present: Councillor R. Doughton (chairman), Aldermen Roberts and Doughton, Councillors D. C. Roberts (mayor), James, and Hopkins, with Mr. H. L. Evans (borough accountant), and Mr. Rees Jones (sur- veyor).—On application was received from Mr. George Davis, for permission to erect a galvanized iron shed on the Rofawr. The Surveyor produced a plan.—Alderman Doughton urged that the place on which it was intended to erect the shed should be retained as an open space for landing cargoes. There ought to be a 50 yards' open space.—The Mayor said there was a demand for storage, and they ought to consider the whole question. Even if they did .essen the present space, it would not be a big shed that was required.—The Chairman: Twenty-three yards.—The Mayor: Oh! that's a tremendous shed.—Councillor Hopkins suggested that they should visit the spot with Mr. Davis, and it was decided to do so. SMART SEAMANSHIP BY AN ABERYSTWYTH OFFICER.—The following account of the conduct of Chief Officer Ebenezer Jones, Pendinas View, South Road, Aberystwyth, is given in a Newcastle, upon-Tyne N ewspaper.-The steamer" Spanish Prince" arrived in the Tyne after completing a voyage to New Orleans. During the passage an accident occurred, but fortunately through the careful navigation of the officers the vessel was safely brought to Havre under extremely difficult circumstances. It appears that about two days after leaving New Orleans, the master, Captain Henderson became sick and was confined to his berth. His condition became somewhat serious after ten days, and the passenger steamer Minominee was signalled to for medical assistance which was given. A serious mishap occurred on this day. when it was found that the stockhead of the rudder had broken. The chief officer Jones and the chief engineer Clarke, together with the ships company lost no time in making ready a jury rudder, as it was feared that the ordinary rudder would be carried away, Nothing could be done however, for the following four days, in consequence of the prevalence of heavy weather, the ship being sometimes hove to and frequently driving before the gale. As the weather abated, it was ultimately decided to endeavour to continue to steer with the old rudder. But even this entailed considerable work, and an ingenious idea was adapted, Chains were made secure from each side of the helm and run over booms which were erected on the after part of the vessel, projecting over the vessel's sides to an extent of 12 feet. This allowed the helm to work perfectly free, the steering being system- atically done by the after winch. The Spanish Prince, which is a vessel of 3,020 tons, was safely brought to Havre under these conditions, a distance of 2,225 miles without the slightest delay. During this time Captain Henderson was ill, and the vessel was as a consequence under the command of the chief officer. So satisfactory did this method of steering answer that the vessel came from Havre to Hull, and thence to the Tyne, where she will undergo her necessary repairs. Captain Henderson was, on the arrival of the vessel, conveyed to the Newcastle Infirmary, suffering, it is stated, from inflammation of the lungs. SALEM CHAPEL.—The annual distribution of prizes and certificates on the results obtained in the Connexional Examination held in April last, took place on Sunday afternoon in the Sunday School. P.C. Richard Jones, superintendent, read the list of successful candidates, and those entitled to obtain certificates, and the Rev. D. R. Williams, pastor, presented the prizes to the winners, and delivered an appropriate address to the scholars, con- gratulating them and their teachers on the work which had been done during the winter session and throughout the year. The following is a list of those who obtained prizes and certificates-- Shodd Mam Tudor Thomas, Albert Lloyd. Marv Myfanwy Hughes, Maggie Jones. Hoiwyddoreg: John Arthur Hughes, Sarah Anne Reeves, Idwal Owen, and D, R. Reeves (prizes). For passing the examination of the North Cardiganshire Monthly Meeting, under 21 years of age Nellie Owen. Under 16: Harold Thomas, David Jones, Florence Thomas, Thomas Jones, Gwladys Thomas, Myfanwy Owen, W. Griffith Owen, and Mary Edwards. Third Division: Enoch" Edwards and David Roberts. For learning specified portions of Scrip- ture Catherine A. Samuel, Getta Richards, Mary Richards, Annie Morris, Lizzie Morgan, Mrs. H. Hughes (Sea View Place), Marv Elizabeth James, Ellen James, Mary Jones, Nellie Jones, and Thomas Jones. Third Division: Louisa Jones. Myfanwy Owen, Mary Edwards, Cecil Badger, Thomas Jones (Union Workhouse), Edwin Felix, and Isaac Roberts. Certificates were awarded also to Maggie Samuel, Mary B. Vaughan, M. E. Morgan, and Elizabeth Jones. Mr. D. Samuel, in referring to the work done in the Bible Classes during the 'winter session, said that the following teachers deserved the heartiest tlianks for the interest thev had shown in the weekly classes amongst the children: Mr. Tom Williams, Mr. Jenkin Humphreys, Mr. J. R. James, and Mr. Richard Jones, Connty Stores. Their services have been very greatly appreciated, and their iteaebin-- very successful. The Rev. D. R. Williams said that the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School Union was doing excellent work all over Wales, and gave a notable instance of the interest- taken in it by members of other bodies. ROYALPIER PAVILION.—This (Thursday) night a Grand Evening Concert will be held at the above Pavilion. Particulars will be found in our adver- tising columns. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting was held at the Progress Hall, Mill-street, last Friday evening. The following members took part:—Miss Mollie Owen. Miss Rees, and Mr. D. J. Jones. Two new members were enrolled. MEDICAL.— At the graduation ceremony at Marischal College, Aberdeen, on Thursday, Mr. John Grant Jones, M.B., C.M. of Queen Ann's Gate, received the degree of M.D. The subject of his thesis was gout." Mr. Jones who is now in practice at Westminister is a grandson of the Rev. Wm. Jones, North Parade. CHURCH AND CHAPEL.—The attendance at the Churches and Chapels on Sunday was excepti onall-, large. The Rev. J. Glyn Davies. the former pastor, attracted a large congregation to the Presbyterian Chapel. The officiating Minister at the Tabernacle was the Rev. J. Morgan Jones, of Cardiff. MUSIC—At the distribution of prizes at the Royal Academy of Music, London, last week, Miss Lilian Morgan, of The Larches, was the recipient of a Bronze Medal for singing, and a commendation for pianoforte playing. The prizes were distri- buted by the Countess of Radnor. Miss Morgan has a very promising career in the musical world. EISTEDDFODIc.-At the National Eisteddfod at Cardiff last week. Mr. R. Edwards James. solicitor. acted throughout the proceedings as Chief Marshal of the Gorsedd procession of bards. On Friday Mr. James was dulv invested as a member of the Gorsedd, under the bardic name of Yswyth," and on the following day Mr. and Mrs. James formed part of a select company at breakfast with Lord Windsor. CONCERT.—A successful concert was held at the Royal Pier Pavilion on Monday night, under the auspices of Mr. Harry Collins' Minstrels. There was a large attendance, and the programme com- posed of entirely new songs, tempered throughout by laughable jokes, was well received, the perform- ances of Thatcher being repeatedly encored. The concert terminated with a laughable sketch, entitled Dr. Cureall," written by Mr. Joe Clemens, a member of the troupe. THE STATION.—The staff at the station have been busy during the week with the large number of visitors who have Jarrived. On Saturday, the trains were so heavy that several had "to be run in two parts. A large excursion came in on Mon- day from Oswestry and other stations on the Cambrian main line. Another heavy train came in on Wednesday from Builth and another from the M. & M. line. To-day (Thursday) the Sunday Schools in the neighbourhood of t Llanidloes and Xewtown will pay a visit to the town, and if the weather is favourable about a thousand will probably join the trip. Pic--N-ic.-The firm of Messrs. Owen Bros. treated the workmen in their employ to a pic-nic on Sat- urday last. The party, numbering about forty, started from the town at 9-30 a.m. in brakes pro- vided by Mr. David Phillips1 and wended their way via Llanbadarn and Goginan towards Plyn- limon mountain, but owing to the misty weather they altered their course to Devil's Bridge. At Dyffryn Castell the men were treated to a sumptu- ous hot dinner, and after roaming about the country to their hearts' content, they returned to town, arriving about eight o'clock. Messrs. David Charles, George and Harry Owen joined the party. GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE.—A meeting of this committee was held on Monday evening. Pre- sent Alderman Peter Jones (chairman), Alderman Doughton, Councillors D. C. Roberts (mayor), Peake, James, John Jenkins. 1. Hopkins, with the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes), the Surveyor (Mr. Rees Jones) and the Borough Accountant (Mr. H. L. Evans).—Plans for the workmen's dwellings were submitted by the Surveyor, and it was resolved to forward them to the Local Government Board for their approval.—Alderman Doughton called attention to the bad state of the road leading from Penyparcau to Velinyfoel, but the Surveyor said that, though it was under the Cor- poration, there was no traffic on it. —This was all the business. FISH il, G. -Visitors and local anglers alike have enjoyed good sport among the rocks during the week :an(l sea-fishing seems to be coming more popular than ever. Conger Eels, bass, mackerel and various varieties of shell-fish have been caught in large quantities. Some boats trawling some miles from shore captured on Friday :night ten juvenile sharks whose demise is unaccountable. As the prize could not be turned to better account, they were enclosed in a temporary tent on the beach and set up for exhibition for the edification of strangers and the profit of the owners. The way in which visitors were)enticed into the museum of natural history proved a source of great amuse- ment, the cries of the showman attracting large crowds. Failing to resist such cries as "No charge for feeding time," Walk in to see the monsters" our representative was about to succumb tojthealliiriiig entreaties of the showman, but when he heard him announce that one of the specimens was Five foot in longness and eighteen inches in wide- ness at the back" he was reminded of the proverbial pinch of salt, and hurried away in search of the soothing influence of the Town Band. APPOINTMENTS.—Mr. John M. Howell, B.A., B.Sc., who was last week elected to the Science Mastership at the County School, received his pre- paratory education at Caterham School. He en- tered U.C.W. as a student in October, 1889, gaining a high scholarship on entrance. During his course here he assisted at the Old Bank School, under Mr. Samuel, now of the County School, and he also acted as student-assistant to Professor Genese in Mathematical Department at the College. He has been assistant master at Clifton, and fromlJanuary, 1894 to July of last year he did excellent work as I a teacher at King's College, London, under Mr. Braginton. He has studied Physics under Prof. D. Morgan Lewis at U.C.W., and under Prof. Kohl- rausch at Strassburg. He has had experience of mixed classes of boys and girls at Craigmore College. He is B.A. and B.Sc. of London Uni- versity. and at present is doing research work at Cambridge. Recently he has been residing in the Engadine, Switzerland.—Miss S. E, Thomas, who was appointed to the assistant mistress-ship is the daughter of Mr. John Thomas, Great Darkgate- street. Miss Thomas received her preparatory education under Miss Evans. Ystwyth House School (now Mrs. Glyn Davies, Newport), and after being taught privately by Mr. Samuel, entered U.C.W. in 1891, and remained there till Christmas, 1893, passing in the interval the London University Matriculation. Miss Thomas has had four and a half years' experience of teaching at schools at Stroud. E'diimr. and West Hampstead. The prin- cipals under whom she has worked speak of her in high terms. TRAPPED.—Owing to the threatening change in the weather at the end of last week, an elderly lady staying at a fashionable residence on the Promenade suddenly determined to take her de- parture. With that object in view she entered her dressing room just an hour before the departure of one of the fast trains, and securely locked the door with the intention of garbing herself in her travelling costume. In her hurry she hastily opened the door of a colossal warbrobe, and ener- getically snatched her costume from off one of the hooks, when, all of a sudden, the wardrobe, which we suppose had not been properly fastened to the wall, toppled over, bearing the lady to the floor and enveloping her in a casing of stout oak well lined with articles of clothing of every des- cription. The time of departure drawing near, the host naturally grew alarmed at her non-appearance and stealthily proceeded to enquire into the cause of the delay. On arriving at the door, he re- peatedly knocked, but gaining no response he applied his ear to the keyhole, when he was astonished to hear faint and half smothered cries for assistance. He immediately attempted to open the door, but finding it locked, he endeavoured to burst it, but still of no avail. Being at his wits end, he broke in the panels and on entering the room, found himself called upon to remove the heavy burden which so unexpectedly upset the lady and her arrangements. Thanks to the applica- tion of restoratives, matters were soon set right, the train was caught, and the incident closed amidst hearty laughter. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM BUNCE MORGAN.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. William Bunce Morgan, which took place on Friday evening at the residence of his niece Miss Maria Jones, Granville Honse, Portland Street. Deceased, who was seven- ty-nine years of age, was the youngest and only surviving son of the late Mr. Morgan, of Maes- newydd. He followed the business of Chemist, ancl served his apprenticeship with Mr. Humphreys, whose shop at the corner of Market Street, and Great Darkgate Street may he remembered by some of the oldest inhabitants. After the expiration of his term of apprenticeship, he migrated to London, and for a period of forty-five years faithfully discharged his duties as principal assistant to Messrs. Rees, one of the leading Chemists in Picad- illy. About ten years ago Mr. Morgan retired from business and returned to the scene of his former (lays to enjoy a well-earned rest. Being of a re- tiring disposition he was not very widely known his movements during the later years of his life being confined to short walks. He was a faithful member of the Baker Street Independent Chapel, aud was in every respect a zealous supporter of the cause in that place. He had a long and painful ¡ illness which he bore with great fortitude and patience. The funeral took place on Tuesday I afternoon, and amongst the mourners were Mrs. Evans, Maebnewydd" (sister). Miss Maria Jones Misses A. and K. Evans (nieces), Messrs. John and James Evans (nephews), Mr. J. C. Jones, Rev. Albert Evans, eie. The officiating ministers -were the Revs. Job Miles, and Rov,"lands, Trerddol. Success.—Mr. M. T. Williams, a former student at the College has been successful in passing the Intermediate M.B. Examination. CYCLIG.-TllC Cycling Club had a run to Llan- gurig on their programme for Saturday, but as no members turned up the event was postponed in- definitely PETTY SESSIONS.—On Wednesday, before D. C. Roberts, Thomas Griffiths, and John Morgan, Esqrs. William Davies, 26, Mill-street, was charged by Mr. David Morgan, inspector of hackney carriages, with permitting a carriage to ply without a licensed driver. Fined 5s. and costs. LIFEBOAT PRACTICE.—On Wednesday the life- boat" Elizabeth Lloyd was taken out for practice. The rocket was sent up at 12.15, and in the course of two minutes the boat had been hauled from its shelter in Queen's-road on to the Terrace by the crew, assisted by scores of lads and other willing helpers. The crew having taken their seats on board, the boat was released from the carriage and launched successfully on to the water to the tune of loud cheers from the visitors who had assembled by the hundreds on the Terrace and Pier. In the course of half an hour the boat steered for home, and when about a hundred yards from shore some of the crew jumped overboard with the object of showing the visitors the methods of saving life at sea. The performance throughout was done very creditably, thanks to the assistance of the hon. sec., Capt. Doughton. A RESTIVE PONY.—A pony, attached to a hand- some and brand new milk-cart just built by Mr. J. G. Williams, took fright at the sound of cans when opposite the Commercial Hotel on Tuesday after- noon. No one being in charge, the animal darted away like a greyhound, taking the direction of Green's Foundry and Poplar Row, Although going at terrific speed, the runaway fortunately steered clear of obstacles, but finding it too much to get between the wooden pillars which hitherto have adorned Poplar Row, the ancient relics were un- ceremoniously razed to the ground. The animal came to a standstill on reaching the top of Buarth, none the worse for its elopement, and but for a few scratches the vehicle suffered no damage, which speaks well for the makers. Had the incident happened about ten minutes later, the route taken by the pony would have been crowded with infants on their way from school, and it would be strange if the results would ;not prove serious. It would be well if the risks of danger from runaways, which are of frequent occurrence lately, could be obviated or at any rate minimized considerably.
Y COR BACH. A WARM TRIBUTE. To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette" SIR,—It will doubtless interest your large circle of subscribers to read the testimony of some, who were present and heard the singing of the Rheidol Juvenile Choir at the National Eisteddfod last week. As old fellow-townsmen of the genial con- ductor, Mr. J. Brenig Edwards, and his gallant little choir, it was with no small interest that the Aberystwythians in Cardiff looked forward to their appearance on the platform of the Eisteddfod. To us, their promised performance constituted by far the chief item in a progromme bristling with events, and calculated to run its course through five, long, crowded days. It was, however, with no small regret that we found the little choir on their arrival at the Pavilion to be suffering terribly from a long and heated journey, and that theyi had arrived just in time to discover, alas! that the competition was proceeding and that they were drawn for the twelfth place. Worse than all it grieved us to hear that some of the children had fallen sick on the journey, and that the efforts we made to place the choir last on the list were proving to be utterly futile. Let any reader imagine if he can, the contrast of children thus situated with those of the other choirs, all of whom came from v. it i j" an easy reach of Cardiff, and wh(J,; concert. had been secured beyond all question. There remained not, unfortunately, even time available to give the children any refreshment, however slight, on the Eisteddfod ground. The heat was intense, the little choristers were tired and worn, and it will be"safe to say that the change :of climate from the refreshing breezes of the sea, joined to the exhausting confinement of the journey, added unduly to their discomfort in comparison with the rest of the choirs. But there was no flinching, nor complain- ing, and the faces of the children, as the writer addressed them previous to filing on to the plat- form, showed that those who had so generously helped them to come thus far, and who had accompanied them there that day, were not to remain the inglorious patrons of a weak, faint- hearted contest. To the cry of Rwan fechgyn! cofiweh am ar hen dref," came the louder and ready response, Gwnawn, Syr, Gwnawn," and their resolute, but smiling faces showed plainly that the Cardis meant all they said, and perhaps more. And so, enthusiastic but travel-worn, simple and undecorated, they filed slowly up to the plat- form, looking the most truly Welsh of all the Welsh choirs that appeared. Compared with the rest, indeed, they appeared rustic in the extreme, but beneath all their plain fustian and absence of gaudy attire, the audience caught at a glance the spirit, meaning, beauty, & truth of the ancient Eisteddfod of the people, k. cheer after cheer rang forth as the little choir gmodestly took their places. For a moment, they gazed expectant on the serried rows of seats around, their lithe conductor meanwhile acknowledging the presistent shouts of applause, and finally with a sweep of his baton leading them on to the attack of Awn yn mlaen," gwhich was under the conditions already noted, a very credit- able performance, and well received in all parts of the huge pavilion. Now and again one would catch in the air the spirit of Ysgol fach Tanycae, and if there were some things in the singing which attracted our attention more than others, they were the sweet, native freshness of voice and the strong Cardi courage which accompanied it. The render- ing of "Sweet and Low" was decidedly not so good, the choir too evidently carrying the martial spirit of the first piece into a performance requiring the nicest technique and delicacy of expression, and failing somewhat in these respects in comparison with some of the other choirs. gAs one of the adjudicators afterwards stated to the writer, this last piece was decidedly unsuitable as a fair test for children's voices. One fact, however, loomed large throughout. If the Rheidol choir had not secured either first or second place, they had at least touched the hearts and won the warm approval of the audience, who repeated their plaudits again and again and cheered in no stinted manner and, it ADerystwytllllas tailed to produce a cnoir, who can satisfy the nice and perhaps over-sensitive ears of Eisteddfodic adjudicators, it can be proud, and we join in its pride in thinking, that it sent to the Cardiff Eisteddfod a conductor and a choir, whose sweet voices, amidst odds of distance, in- convenience and competition, charmed the ears of all who heard them, and enhanced her reputa- tion as our Western Athens in this Empire of music and song. Rouse, ye gales; ye surges seethe, Aberystwyth fu, a fydd R. EDWARDS JAMES (" YSTWYTH ")
Important Sale at Aber- ystwyth. Air. J. E. James offered for sale by public auc- tion at the Lion Hotel, Aberystwyth. on Monday, the following freehold farms, all situated in the parish of Llanrhystyd :— Bryneiddwen, 23a Or, 38p, in the occupation of Mr. David Evans, withdrawn at P-140. For Tynewydd, 24a, Or, 8p. Bidding rose rapidly from Z100 to £280, at which it was knocked down to Mr. Evan Phillips, the tenant. Pistyllgwyn, lOa, 2r, 23p. Sold to the tenant, Mrs. Evans, for £75. Rhydyfudr,, 142a, Ir, 38p. The bidding started at £ ,bUO. it was declared.an open sale at F,1,000 and was sold to the tenant, Mr. Jenkin Evans, for zi,ioo. Cefngronllwvn, 23a. Or. 22p. in the occupation of Mr William Edwards, soldto Mr.jDaniel Edwards, Gwarolchfa, for £ 150 and T&nlluast, 51a. lr. 3p. occupied by Mr. David Williams, sold to Mr. E. T. Jenkins, London for Z700. Lluesinewydd, 58a. lr. 35p. occupied by Mrs, Sarah Evans. Bidding eonnmniccd at Z500. The sale was declared open at £800, at which sum it was knocked down to Mr. Jones, Ynysfach. Talwrnhogfaen, 47a. 2r. 27p., sold to Mr. Wm. Lloyd, Talongoch, for £ 425. Caregyddol, 15a. 2r. 27p. withdrawn at £125. Rhosfach, 49a. Or. 30p., withdrawn at £250, Gwarolehfa, 39a. 2r. 27p., sold to the tenant Mr. Wm. Edwards, E350. Rhosyrolciifa. 28a. 2r. 22s. withdrawn at £ 250. Hafodronw, 25a. lr. 29n. aiso Withdrawn, a part, of this farm, 15a. Or. 7p. sold for £ 95 to Mr. Lewis Davies, Tynvfynydd. Talwrngoch, 80a. Or. 20p. sold to the tenant, Mr. John Lloyd, for IC700. Lluesthen, 36a. 2r. 5d., sold to the tenant Mr. David Williams for £450. Bryngwyn. 32a. 2r. 18p., withdrawn at £ 525- Mr. James also sold at the same time and place the following: Glancledan House, Lbllon, Mr. Daniel Davies, 2, Bridge-street, 100. Messrs. Roberts and Evans were ihe solicitors for the vendors.
LLANBADARN FAWR. PERSONAL.—Intelligence reached this neigh- bourhood this week that the Rev. Griffith Parry, who is on a visit to the States, had been taken uddenly ill. His numerous friends wish him a peedv recovery, and it is hoped he will soon be amongst his congregation again. t, 0 1 SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board was held on Wednesday, July 19th. Present Rev. N. Thomas, vicar: Messrs. R. K. Jenkins. R. e' Edwards, J. P. Thomas, R. L. Thomas, Benjamin Jones, and T. H. Evans, deputy clerk. — The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. —The Attendance Officer's report and lists were gone through, and instructions given thereon.—The Attendance Officer's application for an increase of salary was deferred until the last Board meeting in December.—It was decided to close the schools on the 28th July, and reopen on the 25th August.— Only one application being received for the post of mistress of Comminscoch School, it was decided to adjourn this appointment until the 26th July.— Consideration of Mr. W. P. Owen's bill of costs against the Board regarding the charities was also adjourned.
ABERAYRON. PERSONAL.—The numerous friends of Mr. Rees J. Evans, 3, Queen-street, will he pleased to hear of his success in passing the Board of Trade examination, qualifying him to act as Master Mariner. BIG FISH.—Master Percy Lloyd caught three large salmon last week, weighing" 16, 15, and 14 lbs. respectively. SUCCESS.—Messrs. Alban Jones and A. P. James, of the County School, have been successful at the recent London Matriculation Examination. The former, an old student of Mr. Gwyn Jones, passed high in the second class, and the latter, who was coached by Mr. Hughes, came out in the first class. ATHLETIC SPORTS.—The Athletic Sports were held on Wednesday, the 19th inst., in beautiful weather. There was a large attendance and a good gate was realized. The track (the only specially laid in Mid Wales) is in grand condition. The competitions on the whole were keen, most of the afternoon fun was with the latter part of the programme, the Gymkhana. The first event was half-mile open handicap bicycle race. The first in the final was Dd. Rees, of Llantrissant, beating his brother Will by about half a length. Then followed an exciting ladies bicycle race, first prize a beautiful cycle stand, won by Miss Edith Davies, Lampeter, and second, a ladies bicycle shopping basket, won by Miss Jenkins, Feathers Royal Hotel, Aberayron. Two mile open handicap bicycle race, again Dai Rees was to the front, followed a good second by L. T. Evans, Pontypridd. Then followed the Gymkhana: Threading the needle," Competi- tors had to ride once round track and dismount, run for thread and needle, thread same and race home to tape. All the competitors were quite excited, and a good time elapsed before the winner brought back his needle threaded, first being Mr. J. D. Jenkins, Feathers Hotel. Bobbing for apple," again competitors had to ride once round track, dis- mount, run to tub full of water, bob for apple with mouth only, ride again once round track finishing with apple in mou; h untouched by the hands. Mr. John Morgan Evans won one heat, and Mr. D. Rees, Llantrissant. the other, but the Glamorgan- shire man beat our "junior in the final. "Shoe race competitors had to give up their shoes, and ride round track, run to bag and find their own shoes, return with same properly fastened, after again riding once round track, 1st, Mr. J. D. Jenkins, Feathers Hotel. Mathematical race," riding once round track columns of figures were handed. Competitors add same correctly and race to tape, 1st, Mr. William Rees, Llantrissant. The most interesting of all competitions was for the silver bugle which was presented by Mr. J. Davies, Feathers Royal Hotel to the cycling club which showed the best attendance. Two clubs contested, Aberayron and Lampeter. The latter having a large majority carried away the prize. They mustered 124. A question rose if one fourth of them were bona fide members, as three-fourth of them had paper badges stuck on. But they were given the benefit of the doubt. The account of yesterday's races will be given in our issue of next week. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY, Present Mr. J, T, Evans (vice-chairman), pre- siding, Revs John Davies and Evan Morris, Messrs. David Evans, E. Lewis, J: R. Evans, J. A. Jones, B. C. Jones (clerk), John Watkins (surveyor). The minutes of the last meeting read and con- firmed. A CORRECTION. In our last report of the Urban Council, it was stated that Mr. B. C. Jones (clerk) had said that as regards converting Pier Cottage into a slaughter-house. Mr. Jones explained that he did not say that the Council did not adhere to the Monachty Estate Authorities agreement, but, that they must eject the tenant themselves before the Council would have anything to do with the house. THE GUIDH. The Clerk reported that he had sent 160 Picturesque Aberayron" to the principal hotels, newspapers, &c„ and institutions in South Wales, and was again sending to the leading English towns. FURIOUS CYCLING AND DRIVING. The Rev. Evan Morris called the Council's atten- tion to the rate of spfeed cyclists travelled into and through the town, and asked if the Council had power to put a stop to this, and he (Mr. Morris) proposed that three boards be erected on each of the roads leading to the town. Mr. John Rees I second Mr. Morris' proposition, provided that driving vehicles be added. Mr. J. H. Jones I propose that the:Council leave the matter drop as we have nothing to do with it. Rev. E. Morris I have not proposed but wha other Council's have proposed and passed. Mr. J. R. Evans Isn't 'it the work of the local police ? Rev. Evan Morris: Well, I propose that our clerk write an official letter to the Chief Constable. Mr. David Evans: Yes I see no harm in calling the attention of the police to the matter. After further discussion the matter was put to a vote, and the Rev. Evan Morris's proposition was carried. BOATING. Owing to the sad boating accident that took place at Pwllbeli, the Council decided to take the best steps possible to prevent the over-crowding of pleasure boats. Mr. J. H. Jones proposed that they ask the opinion of two experienced master mariners, as to what every boat would carry, and if possible to compel the boat-owners to register their boats with Mr. Lewis, H. M. Custom House Officer, Aberyst- wyth. Mr. David Evans said he believed there was a law as to what every boat shall carry, according to the length of keel, and he (Mr. Evans) seconded Mr. Jones's proposition, which was unanimously carried. OLD AGE PENSIONS. A form of memorial petition was read from West Ham in favour of Old Age Pensions. Mr. J. H. Jones proposed that it be left on the table for every member who is interested in it to study it.
TREGARON. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the Petty Sessions on Tuesday Thomas Jones,J Cwmelyn, Llangeitho, was charged by Supt. Phillips with selling milk adulterated with water., from which some cream had been removed in the Parish of Llangeitho on the 17th June.—-The case was adjourned for a month. Ebenezer Evans, Tvn- domen, ^Llanio, was charged by Superintendent Phillips with selling milk from which at least 15 per cent of cream had been removed.—The case was dismissed. Thomas Davies, Voelallt,Llanddewi-brefi, was charged by Supt. Phillips, with selling milk in which at least 10 per cent. of water had been added and was not the quality demanded at the Parish. Firted 10s. and costs, and to pay analysis fee.—John Francis Davies, shoemaker, and Morgan Price labourer, both of Llanddewi-brefi, were charged by charged by James Thomas, water bailiff, with put- ting poison lime or noxious material in the water called Brenig, with the intention to destroy fish, on the 19th June. Both were fined Ll and costs each Evan Francis, tailor, Penstar, Llanddewi-brefi, with aiding and abetting John Francis and Morgan Price in committing the offence of putting poison lime in the water called Brenig to destroy fish. Fined 5s and costs. SUCCESS.-At the examination in connection with the London College of Music, held at Aberystwyth on Friday, Miss Cassie Morgan, Talbot Hotel, passed the elementary stage in pianoforte playing, and Miss Jennie Jones, Emporium, passed in the Advanced Senior Stage. Both candidates were pupils of Mr. J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac. The examiner was Mr. Trehearne, Mus. Bac. (Oxon).
LLANYBYTHER. SAD DROWNING FATALITY. -.News reached this district on Tuesday, of the sad death by drowning at Sully of Mr. Evan James, formerly of Pencarreg. It appears the deceased had, in company with some of friends gone out for a bathe in the sea, and through some unaccountable reason James went bevond his reach and failed to return to land. He was the eldest son of Mr. Price James, tailor, Pencarreg, and only left here a few years ago for Barry. lie was very popular in Llariybyther, and his death has cast a gloom over the whole neighbourhood. The corpse will be brought to Pencarreg for burial.
TOWYN. VISITORS.—A great deal more have arrived this week, and a large number is expected next week. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—This school came out well at the recent Matriculation Examination of the London University. Four pupils, Edward Jones, David James Roberts, Taliesin Davies, and Elizabeth Wynne Richards passed in the first division. FISHING.-An extraordinary haul of mullets was made at the end of last week by Messrs. Francis (brothers), and that veteran fisherman, Mr. D Davies (Dewi ap Dewi). They caught at one. stretch 229. These expert and hardy catchers did surely "Cast the net on the right side of the ship," The fish were fine specimens and were quickly sold at good prices. CYCLING.—Anent the remarks of last week's issue on the error of cyclists and fast driving- through streets. Great complaints are being made and not without just cause-by wheelers and drivers of the delay and inconvenience occasioned to them in the persistent obstruction of gates on the roads between Talyllyn and Towyn, via Llan- egryn and Perfeddnant. These roads are popular with cyclists and hirers of vehicles to Talyllyn Lake, Bird Rock, Castell-y-Bere, and Abergynol- wyn, &c., through beautiful and romantic scenery. It is only a matter of a little compensation and arrangements to farmers and landowners by the County Council to rid the public of the remnant of turnpikes, and free the roads. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The "F" Co. S.W.B. returned from Porthcawl on Saturday, and were met at the Station by the Towyn Brass Band, and as on their departure, so on their arrival were heartily cheered by crowds of townspeople and visitors. For cleanliness, smart appearance, and efficient drill, the brigade throughout was highly praised by the Brigradier General, Col. Vivian. The sports proved of great interest, and were tenaciously contested for, The Towyn Co. winning the Cup in the Tug-of-war competition. The Bugler of this Co, (J. T. Williams) won the 2nd prize in the 220 yards Bugier's race. The men of this Co. had a trip to Cardiff. Their expenses being paid by Capt. Kirby. All the Companies of the Battalion meet at Newtown for inspection on August 8th. NUPTIALS.—The marriage took place on Thurs- day, July 20th, at Yatton, a pretty village near Ross, Herefordshire, of Mr. S. W. Jones, of Towyn, and Miss E. Brown, of Yatton. The vicar and curate of the parish, officiated on the occasion and the pretty wedding was witnessed by a large circle of friends and neighbours. A goodly company sat down to the wedding breakfast, &c., and subse- quently at supper, given at Laburnum Cottage, Yatton, the home of the bride. Miss Brown lived at Towyn for some years, and the bridegroom is the son of Mrs Wynne Jones, Mawddach house, Bar- mouth, widow of the late Rev. Owen Wynne Jones, Glasynys, the well-known Welsh Bard and writer. Mr. Jones is also son-in-law, by his first wife, to Mr. and Mrs, Evans, the Green, Caersws. The bridal party returned to Towyn on Wednesday. CRICKET. TOWYN V. MACHYNLLETH. This match was played in beautiful weather on the Corbett Arms Hotel Grounds on Saturday, July 22nd. The following was the score:— TOWYN. J. S. Pike, c R. Hughes, b Vaughan .3 Rev. W. E. Gibbons, c Kenyon, b Vaughan 10 J. F. Edwards, c Edwards, b Vaugban.32 E. C. Owen, not out.28 J. W. Stealey, b Vaughan 9 Roper, b Jenkins 13 Extras. 5 Total 100 MACHYNLLETH. J. G. Jenkins, b J. F. Edwards .2 L. Fielding, b J. F. Edwards .1 P. Vaughan, b J Chidlaw Roberts .12 C. R. Kenyon, b J. Chidlaw Roberts .0 Dr. Davies, c Edwards b J. C. Roberts .0 J. Edwards, c Pugh, b Roper 7 R. Hughes, c Pike, b E. C. Owen 8 Lloyd Jones, b E. C. Owen .0 W. T. Arter, b J. Chidlaw Roberts. John Owen, b E. C. Owen 0 Ted Hughes, not out .0 Extras 6 Total 37
LAMPETER. GOLF.-This increasingly popular game is not without its votaries at Lampeter. Mr. D. H. Hurry, a professional golfer, at present acting as coach to the Borth Club, visited the town the other day and inspected the course, and gave the benefit of his experience to the Lampeterians. WEDDING.—On Friday, the 21st inst., the marriage was solemnized in the Shiloh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in this town of Mr. John James, of Aelfryn House, Bridge-street, cabinet maker, and Miss Jane Davies, of St. David's College, cook at Professor Walker's. The interesting ceremony was performed by the Rev. Howell Lloyd, of Bwlchyllan, uncle of the bride, in the presence of a number of spectators. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. Evan Davies, of Felinfawr, Llangeitho, and was attended by Miss Walker and Miss Agnes Evans, 1, Station- terrace, as bridesmaids the bridegroom being attended by his brother, Mr. Daniel James, of Llandilo, as best man. After the nuptial ceremony was over the party, who included besides those already mentioned, Mr. Thomas James (father of the bridegroom), Master John;Thomas James (nephew of the bridegroom), Mr. Howell Llovd Davies (brother 9 of the bride), and Miss Jones, of Teifi House, drove to the residence of Professor Walker and his good lady. The bride and bridegroom afterwards departed by the 9.33 a.m. train for Llandrindod Wells, where they are spending their honeymoon. Both bride and bride- groom were the recipients of numerous valuable and useful presents. ATHLETIC SUCCESS.—Miss Edith Davies, Spring Gardens, of this town, was amongst the successful competitors at the Aberayron sports on Wednesday, the 19th instant. Miss Davies captured the first prize in the Ladies' three-lap bicycle race in fine style, finishing with a marvellous sprint. CYCLING.—The Lampeter Cycling Club's weekly run on Wednesday of last week was to Aberavron, where sports were held, and a silver-mounted bugle valued at zEl 10s. was offered for the largest muster of cyclists from any recognised club. At the meet at 3.30 the Lampeter club entered the field with 124 members, and easily captured the prize, Aberayron coming second with a muster of 32. The captain and the secretary are to be congratulated on the success of the Lampeter club, as they worked very hard to muster up such a good number. HOUSE BREAKING.—On Tuesday, the 25th inst., at the Clerk's Office, before John Fowden, Esq., John Jones (alias Morris), native of Brecon, tinman, and Edward Jones, (15 years) his son, were brought in custody by P.S. Thomas Thomas, and charged with bkeaking and entering Chapel House, Brondeifi, in the parish of Lampeter, on the previous day and stealing therein one watch chain, brooch and 7s. 6d. in money, the property of Miss Hannah Davies. John Jones was discharged and Edward Jones was re- manded until Friday next. SUNDAY SCHOOL Ti-.ip.-Tlie annual outin" of the members of the St. Peter's Church Welsh Sunday School took place on Wednesday the 19th inst, the place selected to visit being Aberayron. It turned out to be a lovely day and a start was made from St. Peter's Boys' School at 9 a.m. when about 150 mem- bers availed themselves of the opportunity of the drive and a day at the seaside. Ystrad was reached about 10 o'clock where a short stay was made for refreshments. Journeying through the beautiful vale of Aeron and passing Llanerchyron mansion and church, the party arrived at Aberayron at 11 o'clock. There was lacK of amusements and attractions at Aberayron, some enjoying a bathe in the briny ocean, others the bicycle races, whilst others perhaps pre- feried the riverside walk. At 4 p.m. tea was pro- vided for the Sunday School members at the Town Hall, when Miss Edwards, Crown, Aberavron, catered in a most able manner. The presence of the the Vicrr and Mrs. Jones who were at the time spend- ing their holidays in North Wales greatly, added to the pleasure of everyone. The homeward journey was made at .7 o'clock from the Feather's Hotel and Lampeter was reached, after a most enjoyable outing the school have had for years, at 9.30 p.m. PETTY SESSIONS. The monthly sessions were held at the Town Hall on Friday last, before John Fowden and David Tivy Jones, Esqs., and the Rev. T. C. Edmunds. DRUNKENNESS. Joseph Chick, of Lampeter, butcher's assistant, was summoned by D.C.C. David Williams for being drunk and disorderly at Lampeter on the 24th ult. Defendant pleaded guilty, and said that he had been working at the hay and somebody had put some whiskey in his beer. The Chairman said they would deal leniently with defendant this time, but gave him a warning not to appear before them again and fined him Is.—David Boswell, late of Lampeter, hawker, was fined 10s. and costs for beino- drunk and disorderly at Lampeter on the 12th instant. FISHING.—James Foyle, of Red Hill, Silian, groom, in the employ of Mrs. Jones, of Glandennys, was summoned by Thomas Jones, of Fort Farm, Llanfair- clydogau, gamekeeper, for fishing on land belonging to Frederick Arthur Gerwyn Jones, Esq., at l'entre Llanfairclydogau, on the 22nd May last. Defendant admitted the offence, and stated that he had made a mistake between the meadow of Mr. Gerwyn Jones and that of Mr. Morgan's, the Ilallt. The two meadows joined, and he produced a written authoritv from Mr. Morgan's, the Rallt, to fish on his land, but that he entered Mr. Jones' meadow in mistake. The summons was dismissed. TRANSFER OF LICENCE.—Mr. D. F. Lloyd applied for I the transfer of the licence of the Ffowdywhiad Arm?, J Cribin, from John Rees to William Armstrong Scott, gamekeeper at Neuaddfawr.—Granted. |
1- London Letter. i [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. THE QUEEN'S PRIZE. It has been a, disappointment that Private Jones just missed winning the Queen's Prize this year. He had tied with the winner with two shots in hand, and were it not for the momentary excitement his position caused him, would undoubtedby have won. Sergeant Davies, of Llnnelly, is I believe the only Welshman who has won this coveted distinction. In this branch of the military or sporting art, Scotchmen and Englishmen decidedly outshine Welshmen and Irishmen. One would expect, and indeed one finds that Welshmen excel as athletes, especially in short races, and the success of Mr. C. Thomas, at the English- American University sports on Saturday is a proof of this. It is true that he also was placed second, but his running by all accounts was superb, and he was only beaten by a foot in spite of a bad start. TIIE HEAT. The heat has been insufferable during the last week, indeed few can remember anything like it. The barristers in some of the Law courts were allowed to divest themselves of their wigs, much to their relief. An amusing story is told of an incident in an assize town in Kent.—The judge had, owing to the great heat, given permission to the bar to take off their wigs. A rubicund old farmer, who bad been called on the jury, watched the proceedings with interest, and as soon as he heard the judge giving permission he turned to him and said aloud, And very good advice too, sir, I think I'll do the same myself," and immediately proceeded to take off his coat, and to sit placidly in his shirt sleeves. The judge was too much overcome to make any comment, and the trial proceeded as if nothing had happened. THE AFRICAN QUESTION. There is a distinct improvement in the position of the Transvaal affair this week. The Jingo press has cooled down, and a settlement may be looked for at an early date. Mr. Schreiner, the South African Premier, has come out of the affair with flying colours, and has undoubtedly strength- ened the Africkander position. It is surely one of the most absurd anomalies in our Government system that a man of Mr. Schreiner's ability and experience should have to keep quiet in circumstances such as those which prevail at present in South Africa, while Mr. Chamberlain, whose knowledge of Colonial affitirs is but recent, and who I believe has never visited South Africa, should have the final say -in the question and the pratical conduct of all the negotiations. The same remark applies to Mi-. Goschen, of the Admiralty, as was very well shown by his answers to Mr. William Allan last week. Mr. Allan, whose breezy personality is well-known to all within a mile of the Palace of Westminster, is an authority on the building of battle ships, denounced the Government programme for the Navy with much vigour. MR. 0. M. EDWARDS. There seems little prospect of the House rising before the 8th or 9th of August, but by that time a number of bills will have to be squeezed through, and some time devoted to the debate on the Colonial and other burning questions. Mr. O. M. Edwards was present on Thursday night for the third reading of the Tithes Bill, though he is at present very hard pressed as examiner in the final History School at Oxford. Welshmen in London are looking forward to seeing him at their meetings next winter, for though Mr. Edwards' name is so well-known, comparatively few people up here have ever set eyes on him. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The Eisteddfod is a thing of the past, and as on previous occasions in the South Wales mining districts, there is a deficit, in spite of the withholding of a large number of prizes and of a heavy subscription list. It is a remarkable thing that while a small upland town like Festiniog can make the Eisteddfod a huge success and clear a considerable balance, the largest town in the Principality, with its cosmopolitan population can neither make the Institution a success or clear a balance. The fact is that no amount of paper excitement and bastard nationalism can help a gathering such as the Eisteddfod, it must be the sincere aim of all the persons connected with the management to place the interests of the Institution in the front, and not make use of it merely as an advertisement for a large and flourishing town. THE PRIZES WITHHELD. Considerable surprise has been caused by the fact that prizes were withheld. The fact is, however, that there are plenty of reasons for the apathy on the part of competitors. In the first place large prizes have been given in the past for very inferior work, and the standard of Eisteddfodic literature is, and has been for many vears. remarkably low. In the second place the adjudicators, especially in the literary subjects, should be chosen with more care. No man will place his work in the hands of adjudicators conspicuously inferior to himself.
MACHYNLLETH. SCHOOL BOAKD.—The ordinary meeting of the Board was held on Saturday morning, the Rev. W. S. Jones presiding. A very satisfactory report was received from the Education Department upon the work of the schools. The Department expressed a strong hope that the present buildings, which were old-fashioned, inconvenient, and not well arranged for teaching, would be replaced by entirely new premises. SUCCESSES.—Master Thomas Phillips, of Cemmes, a pupil at the Machynlleth County School, succeeded in passing the London Matriculation, obtaining first class in honours and an exhibition of £ 15 per annum for two years. Miss Frances Anne Reese, Mount Pleasant, also Matriculated. At an examination held in Wrexham in connection with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Master Goronwy Davies, son of Mr. Hugh Davies, chemist, passed the preliminarv examination (Grade I.), coming out in the honours' list, gaining 87 marks out of a possible 100. He is a pupil of Miss Minnie Clarke, A.L.C.M., Newtown. Miss Mary Hughes, daughter of Mr. John Hughes, Dovey View, succeeded in passing the examination held in connection with the London College of Music. Miss Hughes is a pupil of Mr. J. T. Rees. Mus. Bac. Mr. David Jones and Mr. E. R. Evans succeeded in passing the examination held in connection with the Post Office. They were coached by Mr. Tom Powell.
FESTINIOG. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—Mrs. T. E. Ellis has kindly presented this school with an excellent portrait of the late Mr. Ellis. THE MORE THE MERRIER.—Mr. Armstrong has made a presentation of books to the Public Library, for which he received the thanks of the District Council, and of many a reader. ELECTRIC EIGHT.—It is to be hoped that this town will be lighted throughout by electricity before many winters are over. There is ample water power in the immediate neighbourhood, and the light ought to be provided to the public, and also to private users, at a very moderate charg-e, Its introduction would be a boon and a blessino- to the place. THE STAPLE INDUSTRY.—It is rumoured that Pantmawr Slate Quarry has changed hands, and has been bought by Messrs. Solomon Andrews & Sons, and that they will continue to work it with the same staff. Messrs. Andrews may, if the rumour be well founded, give a new life to the west side of the Moelwyn, and make things hum better than ever. All the Quarries are fully occupied, there being fully 4,000 men working in the whole at the present time, a number which has never been exceeded, if ever quite reached.
BALA. I>KIVE.— On Thursday morning last a four-in-hand drag h'tr tne nite Lion Hotel for Bettws-y-coed, in charge of Mr. Owen, the proprietor. The se«ts .were all occupied, and had there beeen more space avail- able., several more would have participated in the trip. Ine party had a pleasant day, and the weatlwr was being all that could be desired. Their return home was watched by a latge number of spectators. CniCKET.—On Saturday last en inl t-restirig and some- oli "patch vvas played between the County- School and the Town on the ground of the former. Ihe Town went in first, and scored 23 runs the school followed with 29 runs to their credit Ir\ the second innings the Town managed to score 31 and at the time of drawing stump the School stood 28 with only three wickets down, so that the result is a decided success for the School. OBITUARY,—We regret to record the death of Mrs Evans, the beloved wife of Mr. David Evans, butcher, Bala, which took place on the 19th July in the 61st vear of her age The deceased was a daughter of thft late Air. Edward Jones, butcher, Dolgelley By her death, the Independent Church here has lost one of its most faithful, generous, and energetic members io her neighbours she was always kind and sympath- etic, and was held in great esteem to the town generally. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved husband, only daughter, and three sons in their great atliiction ancl irreparaule loss. The funeral (private) last LlanyCli Churcl>yard on Friday morning GmLs' COUNTY SCHOOL.-As the result of the lvcen examination in connection with the Royal Oriwinw Society, we are glad to learn that the lollovvh* suc- cesses are recorded .—Division I—Honours • F H Ruddy Mair, A. E. Roberts, Marv Lloyd Evans' Pass Jennie Jones Edwards, Ellen Grace Hunmhrevs F ItoberfyS 1)ivisi^ Hl-Pass M;nr, A. Jones ° 'S hdvvanJs' and Maggie THE LATE DEWI HAVHESP.— AS is pretty generally known, the young people s Society at Ll'andderfel Cy mdeithas Plant Derfel reproduced the work of with4a ■^ew'1of^^•oting'1^)(^^J■ot.l(•,ud^)1'?oam!lla,^S' Lo iec;ul-e a suitable headstone to his grave. TIIP commendable anticipation, and the culminatfr^olnt win °be reached when, in October next a statue £ pejorate the memory of the departed will be unveiled with the usual ceremonies. The same Society are alsfc by means of an annual concert enabled to offer a scholar- ship untenable for one year at the County School for competition among the indigent children of the indigent children of the parish. The concert will be held this year in October next. THE ('iioi,,ts.-Tlie mixed juvenile and male choirs arc busy rehearsing their respective pieces for the Corwen Chair Eisteddfod. On Friday night a section of the male voice visited Llanderfel to practice the piece in conjunction with members from that district The townspeople. judging hy the iai-ge attendance at. v,'Siry Koom on Sunday evening are takine a great interest in the choirs. waning -TV2IT?NC,ICLIXG- ACCIDENT.-On Tuesday last about 1.30 p.m., information was given at Dr. Williams surgery that James Evans, a telegraph messenger, had been conveyed to his home in Arenig- stieet, suftermg from a serious nijurv through a bi- cycle acc.uem. I-rom the facts it appears that Evaos was on his way to Rhiwaedog Hall with a teleo-nm and that he had hired a bicycle to tate him S £ £ After gaining the summit of Penygarth Hill, and there is a sharp turning followed by a steep declivity. In negotiating this hill it is conjectured that Evans' lost control of the machine, and was Precipitated with great violence through thelledge on the other side of the road on to the field beyond. He was conveyed to a house in L losygwaliau, ponding the arrival of a J1' 15ala; Countess Telfener, who has < Rh'waedo^ ;I:l!], sent a man and trap tor that purpose. On reaching Bala the patient was at once borne to his home where Dr. ms and his assistant, Mr. W. Roger Jones, were promptly in attendance. They found'their patient to c be suffering from dislocation of both wrists and shoulders, and fracture of both shoulders and fracture of both wrists. It is little short of a miracle that Evans escaped with his life. Under the careful at- tention invariabiy tendered by Dr. Williams and his assistants, Evans will, no doubt, soon pull ronnd. It goes without saying that the affair caused great ex- citement in town.
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THE MARKETS. è ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY. Wheat made 5s Od to 5a 6d per 65 lus; barley, 3s 6d to 3s 9d white oat s,2s Od to 3s Od black oats 2^ fid to 2s 9d. Eg.,s, 20 lor u. M. bufer, M to M Si lb. fresh butter, 9d. to lOd. Fowls were sold at is yd to 4s Od per couple, chic kens 3s 6d to 4s Od. Ducks, 4s 6d to 5s per couple. Old Potatoes, 2s 9d per cwt New Potatoes, Id per lb. u per cwt. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday. —Again another small and early market. Farmers returned home soon owing to the hay harvest. They had another i-cl advance, which we this week quote at 31J tu lad per lb. CORK, Saturday.—Ordinary—Firsts, 78s per cwt seconds, 77s; thirds, Ytis. Mild-cmvd—superfine' 83s; fine, 81s; choicest boxes, 77s choice boxes* 77s. Fresh butter, 80s to 84s. In market—343 firldns' 115 nnld, 13 boxes. POTATOES. LoNDon, Monday.—Good supplies and a very quiet trade at the following prices :—Teneritfes 8s to 12s • Jerseys, 7s to 7s 6d Cherbourg*, 5S 6d t0'6s percwtf.r Lisbons 3s to 3s 6d per box old Dunbar, maincropsl 70s to 80s; Lincoln niaincrops, 70s per ton. DEAD MEAT. 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 per 81b. = 3s W "> < P* 5Jto 3s per 8tb. LEAD. Lead-English, IOs; opanisn, i;i4 7s 6d.
Births, marriages and Deaths. BIRTH. WILLIAMS.—July 20th, at School Hous-, Brithdir Dolgelley, the wile of Mr. W. Pryce Williams, of a son. DEATIib. MORGAN.—On July 21st, ai Portland-street, William Bunce Morgan, aged 78 years. DAVIES.-Oll July 21st, at Eli/n.both Davies, aged 39 years. JONKS.—July 24th, at Bryn Tivy, Lampeter, inirs, Mary Jones, of Dalston, London, aged 32 years. -¡:m- Printed and Published by the ProprioMT-. Gkoro'e. REES, at the "lVi. il j'nnteric'f' Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, July 27th, 1899