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( 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.

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