ABERYSTWYTH. The chief ;ttt!; -t;-oti at Aberystwyth at the end of last wee! was the performance of that inimitable comedy La Poupee,' at the Pier Pavilion. It was on for three nights, Thursday, Friday Saturday, and there was a splendid each evening. The Company proved itself a most excellent one, even those who pose as expert critics of acting, being high in their praises of the skill displayed by those who took the principal roles.1 Crowds continue to flock nightly to Constitution Hill, where, as the evening shadows gather round," dancing is freely indulged in, whilst a good number of g-,y-I)eiiited young men and maidens patronize the recently completed Switchback Railway. During Sunday morning and ;.fteinoon a goodly crowd clustered around a group of colliers on the Castle Grounds to hear them sing favourite Welsh hymns, and it is evident that Saxon visitors will return to their native heath fully convinced of the Cymro's passion for music in the minor key. "The Follies" made their appearance at Constitution Hill on Monday evening, and a gay show they made. The pleasure boats have been doing :a" roaring" tr-,i(le. The town is still full, and will be in i ll likelihood for some time, should the weather continue so fine.
ABERDOVEY. Aberdovey is very crowded, and there is no probability of any relief as long as this summery v-, c,, er continues. Not that anyone wants the relief On the other hand the greater the number of visitors the more pleased ve naturally are. We are all human, and 1. be human is to crave for opportunities uf roaking money. The more people stay iu tr.is unique spot the more they like its claims. Just now, boating, fishing, and drives are largely indulged in. Some visitors ;e clamouring for more entertainments to while away the tedious evenings, but it must not be forgotten that people come e, not for laughter, but for rest. They come here to have the jaded frame recuperated, and they come not in vain. Two dead dogs recently rendered a very plea&ai.-t v.-uli: somewhat unpleasant, but thanks to the vigilance of our officials the offensive canine corpses have now been stowed away in -,ome more suitable spot. Dead dogs, like l-'ve dogs are ubiquitous, and they have a nasty way of disturbing people's olfactory nerves.
ABERAYRON. Fine weather and peace and prosperity in South Wales have contributed much to the success of the season at this place. Visitors may be seen lounging about in every quarter during these hot and sultry days. So hot is the sun that bathing under its full blaze is considered almost dangerous, and the best favoured hOllr, ai e those of early morn and dewy eve.
NEW QUAY. We are having an excellent season. The place is quite fuli. It is so hot in the day- time that people have to steal along as best they can in the shade. The whole country around the place is grand, the hillsides are yellow with the full ripe corn, and the vast azure expanse of the sea is dazzling like a mirror in the sun.
TOWYN. Towyn has had a record week. Never before were so many visitors seen in the town; the streets, especially during camp week, practically swarmed with all sorts and conditions of men—all on pleasure bent. Many a shop sold its goods almost clean out. The weather has been lovely throughout the camp week and everybody seems to have enjoyed himself to the utmost. The water supply in spite of the enormous demand held out splendidly. The event of the season came off on Friday last with the grand nnnual concert in aid of the County School funds. It was a brilliant success in every respect.
BARMOUTH. We are having a prosperous season at Barmouth. The town was quite crowded during the past few weeks. The great annual rush is over, but there is a large number of fresh arrivals daily. Barmouth and its charming landscape are at their best in the calm, set e:ie and quiet days of autumn.
BORTH. Borth has never been better patronized than during the present season. During the past w eeks the accommodation was not equal to thedemand. Things have returned to their noimal state again by now. The Golf Tournament, the great attraction of the reason, can e off last week in splendid weather.
LLWYNGWRIL. The Sea so is the best on record though it was rather late beginning. Every room is taken for August and applicants have to be turned away daily. The roads are in capital condition for cycling, and the many walks on the surrounding hills are delight- ful and much appreciated. Fishing for lobsters and prawns in the pools of the boulder-st. vn beach is very popular. All who visit fl(\ place are delighted with its quiet and Dr. W. M. Dobie, the celebrated physician of Chester writes I enjoyed ne:, holiday at Llwyngwril very much, I think the air very pure and the place very healthy." Llwyngwril only re- quires development to become a popular sea- side resort.
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. The fam', .s Welsh Spa is crowded; and every day t- its fresh quota of arrivals. The Puni;i is doing a roaring trade and the lo-ig train of customers that pass through its rustiles every morning reminds one of thf h;l->rs tail before the shops of Paris at the rtin of the French Revolution. It is really .-ollou.,z, how Llandrindod has sprung and prosperity in a few short yea -V i old gentleman who has iievei- iia; -.I'tLng the -Wells for hardly a single laring the past thirty years told the that when he first came for a course ";< .iters' about the year 1868, the orily shop in the place was a stall unJt-r Uie old oak tree at the present entrant*; v' "Pump House Parle, and the butcher's •h-sn-»les were the spreading branches. iut changes since!
CARDIGANSHIRE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL MEETING. BRIGHT PROSPECTS. The Liberals of Cardiganshire held their annual meeting at Lampeter last week. The annual meeting is generally held in the spring, but this year it had to be postponed, owing to Mr. Vaughan Davies, the member for the county, being unwell at the time, and the meetings were fixed for August, in order to enable the Association to appoint delegates to the Welsh National Liberal Council, and to the Welsh National Liberal Convention, to be held at Swansea at the end of the month. The meeting commenced punctually at a quarter to twelve, and the first thing that struck one in entering the meeting room was that such a large number of delegates had come together from all parts of the country. The meeting was character- ized by an excellent vigour and good spirit, and the president, Mr. D. Tivy Jones, kept the proceedings at a high level from begin- ning to end. Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P. made an excellent speech, the key note of which was work. He emphatically denied the rumour that he intended retiring from the representation of the County, and made short work of the Aberystwyth editor and his rumours. Judging from the good-will -n Z!1 and unanimity which prevailed at the Liberal meeting on Thursday, that editor will have to sit and brood for many a year to come over his embryonic candidate, and, possibly, so long that it will be quite addled when his chance to hatch comes. Mr. Davies strongly condemned the sub- sidies granted by the present Government to the landlords, the Voluntary Schools, and especially to the Clergy under the Tithe Rent Charge Act. Alderman C. M. Williams made a timely and effective appeal on the importance of appointing active and responsible persons to the offices of the Association. Genuine Liberals all over the country will rejoice to learn that the Car- diganshire Liberal Association is in a more flourishing position than it has been for ZD many years, and when the next call to battle comes the Radicals of Cardiland will be able to present a solid phalanx that will again win the admiration of the whole country. Among other resolutions passed was one re- joicing in the establishment of a new Liberal newspaper-the Welsli Gazette "-at Aber- ystwyth. The Association wished it every success, and pledged itself to support it. The annual meeting of the Cardiganshire Liberal Association was held at the Brondeifi Chanel School- room on Thursday. Mr. D. Tivy Jones, Mayor of Lampeter, presided, and. there was a large and representative attendance of delegates from all parts of the county. Mr. John Evans, solicitor, Aberystwyth, and Mr. Thomas Harries, Llechry(l, the Secretaries, and Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P., were also present. THE DELEGATES. Among the delegates present were :—The Rev. Evan Morris and Mr. J. T. Evans, Aberayron; Rev. Dr. J. A. Morris, Alderman C. M. Williams, Coun- cillor Robert Peake, Mr. Bearne, Aberystwyth; Mr. D. J. Jones, The Priory, Mr. D, Tivy Jones, Rev. Evan Evans, Rev. R. C. Jones, Lam- peter; Messrs. E. J. Davies and David Evans, Oellan; Mr. T, Harries. Llecbryd; Mr. D. Griffiths, Penlan, Penbryn; Mr. J. Thomas, Rhydlewis; Mr. John Jones, Pwllgwair, Troedyr Aur; Mr. Jenkin Jenkins. Blaenplwyf; Mr. John Jones, Cwmere, 'Ystrad; Mr. E. Evans; Mr. Davies, junior, Pantybeudy Hall, Llangeitho; Mr. John Jones, Bwlch, Nantcwnlle; Mr. Thos. Jones, Bwlchyllan; Mr. J. Emlyn Jones, Penuwch; Mr. David Jones: Rev. Thos. Jones, Bwlchyllan; Mr. James James, J.P., Llanrhystyd; Rev. Davies, Tynygwndwn; Mr. D. Griffiths, Aberarth; Rev. Thos. Thomas, Greenpark, Llandyssul; Mr. John Jones, Y Felin; Mr. J. W. Edwards, High Street, and Mr. D. M. Davies, Llanddewi brefi. THE MINUTES. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. PRELIMINARY. The President, Mr. D. Tivy Jones, said that some body had taken the liberty to insert between the lines on the agenda, Address by the Chairman." He had not been expected to be called upon to address the meeting at all, and he would have to ask them to 1 read between the lines.' His address, he supposed should be retrospective, but he was afraid that they did not have much to look back to. He felt that they had left undone things which they ought to have done. Still he did not think there was cause for despondency. Much good work had done in the past. In thit strong- hold of Liberalism in the country he feared that theirweakness was that they were too confident of their strength, and believed that they could do anything in a rush, so they left everything until the last moment (hear, hear). Now, that was not quite a satisfactory state of things. They ought to look more to their organisation, and to the ways and means of putting their finances in a better position (hear, hear). He was sure they all were glad to see their honourable member present that day. They had not always been so highly favoured in this respect in the past. In saying that he was not, of course, referring to their present member. He would not detain them; for he was sure they were all anxious to hear what Mr. Davies had to say after his hard work in London (applause). ADDRESS BY THE MEMBER. Mr. Vaughan Davies upon rising to address the meeting had a warm and cordial recep- tion. He said he was glad to meet them that day, and was agreeably surprised to find so many present from all parts of the constituency, especially when they considered the time of the year, and the busy time the farmers were having owing to the good weather which fortunately favoured the harvests this year. SHATTERING A BASE CRITIC. Proceeding, Mr. Davies said that if they would allow him he would speak a little of himself first; for it was only right that he should at once clear himself. So he would make some remarks with the view of clearing up a matter which was not only of importance to himself only, but to them all as Liberals of Cardiganshire (hear, hear). Last April he was struck down by a very severe illness--iiifluenza-so severe indeed that for some days the doctors did not think he would live to come back amongst them. At that time the editor and proprietor of a paper in North Cardiganshire thought it right to strike at him through his paper. He thought they would admit, he thought even the Conservatives of Cardiganshire would admit, that that was not the period for any honest or honourable man to hit at another man in his paper (cries of Shame.") Such an act certainly was not fair or honourable in any man. That person said it was his (Mr. Davies') intention to retire from the representation of this county. When he first heard of this he treated it with con- tempt, as he had always treated every word that person had said of him (hear, hear)—but he after- wards heard that the statement had got hold of the Cardiganshire people and that they thought there was some truth in it, and he had to notice it as others were making use of the statement. He thought then he was bound in honour to them to let them know there was no truth in it (cheers). He had received letters from persons in several parts of the county, asking him whether it was true, some of which were couched in terms very gratifying to him. The writers said they hoped it was not true. Well, he took the only course he could, that was, he communicated with the county through newspapers, and on the 26th a letter he had written to a gentleman at Lampeter appeared in the I- South Wales Daily News word for word as he had written it. It ran—" It is not mv inten- tion to retire from the representation of Cardigan- shire until those who sent me there wish we to do so" (cheers). He re-echoed that statement on the present occasion (cheers). THE STILL-BORN TORY CIRCULAR. Well, when he got out ot danger, he came down to the county for a change of air and he was told something at Aberystwyth which very much startled him. It was that a circular had been sent out to the Tory party communicating to them that what had appeared in the newspapers—and the letters were sent under his (Mr. Davies's) authority -was really not true and that there was going to be a bye-election (laughter). Naturally, he felt very much annoyed, and he thought that they as Liberals could demand that the Tory party should fight them fairly and honestly (cheers); they only asked for a fair fight to see which of them would win (laughter). He (the speaker) was determined, to get to the bottom of this, and he told a friend of his he would like to see this circular and this gentleman sent him one. The next day he left for London, and the morning after he received by post a frantic letter from the same gentleman telling him for God's sake to send back the circular (loud laughter). He was reading the letter in the Post Office inside the House of Commons when a telegraph boy came up to him with a telegram which read, "Send that circular back" (laughter). It turned out, as far as he could gather, that the Conservatives held a meeting at Lampeter, he did not know who was and who was not at it, and he did not care (laughter), but he supposed that the Conservatives were so ashamed of it that they wished to get every circular back. He had there a true copy of the circular which he would read with the exception of the name of the man it was written to which he would decline to disclose. The circular was signed by a gentleman whose name he was sure they would be astonished to hear. It was written from 2, Manila-road, Clifton, Bristol. It was on April 26th that the letter appeared in the public press stating that he was not going to retire and the circular was dated the 17th May. It read:—" Dear- I beg to notify that there will be a meeting of the Cardiganshire Conservative Association Executive Committee at Lampeter at 11 a.m. on Friday the 2nd of June, and as matters of great importance will be brought before the Committee, may I ask you to make a point at attending the meeting.—I am, yours truly, CHARLES LLOYD. I rely upon your coming to the meeting. --CH. LL." As they knew, there were certain people in the county who, if they put their names to a letter or circular, they as Liberals would take no notice of, but there were others who were bound to be taken notice of if they put their names to anything of that kind. Mr. Charles Lloyd was in such a position (hear, hear). He was a gentleman known to most of them, and a gentleman, he might safely say, than whom no one in the county had been treated with more consideration by the Liberals of the county among whom he lived, and he thought a gentleman like Mr. Lloyd should have been very careful indeed before issuing a circular of that kind. One of the items on the agenda was to consider the impending bye-election. Now that meant that he (the speaker) was to die or to resign. He was not dead (laughter). His letter clearly stated that he did not intend resign- ing, and therefore he maintained that the first part of the agenda was neither honourable nor honest (hear, hear). The next item was to discuss the question of a candidate." He would refer to that matter later on. The question he asked himself was this. Why should he resign, for since he had represented Cardiganshire he could safely say that no member in the House of Commons had been treated with greater courtesy and considera- tion than he had been treated by them (cheers). He had had no letter, no post- cards, written to him, such as he saw dozens of other members receive, threatening them if they did not vote this way or the other way (cheers). He believed the truth of it was that they had found out they could trust him to represent them in the House of Commons. Then why should he resign ? If every member taken ill was to resign at the end of a session, very soon there would not be a single member left, because the work that they had to go through in the House of Commons very often affected their health. He had spoken to a great many Conservatives since the Lampeter meeting and he was bound in justice to them to say that they were very much annoyed that such a thing should have been done in their names. Some had even promised him a vote at the next election. He told them he hoped they would not want their votes (laughter). Well, that was his position. As he said before, he would say again, he had not the slightest intention of retiringfrom the representation of that county until he was perfectly certain that the majority of the Liberals of the county wished him to dol so (cheers). Then he would do it and when he did resign, each one would know as soon as the other, and there would be no need to hold private meetings to find candi- dates. Why will not the Tories come out fair in- stead of holding hole and corner meetings (cheers). He had every confidence that if they had to find a candidate to-morrow they would soon find one they would rally round. As to a Conservative candidate he not nceive of anybody who would fighJ v^nuii"" ae when he had to face the Tithe Bil, :f nothing else-(laughter and hear, hear) —and he was perfectly certain that although at the last election they were net consolidated—there were a great many men, and they had perfect right to their opinion, who did not trust him—next time the Liberals would fight together as well as they had ever fought in the past (hear, hear). Suppose they were not united, did they think that the Non- conformists of Cardiganshire would send back a Conservative representative to the House of Com- mons to prove that they appreciated the Tithe Bill. ("No.") THE TITHES BILL. Continuing the hon. gentleman referred to the doles which the present Government had made to landlords, to the voluntary schools (owing to the intolerable strain that Mr. Balfour complained of, the result being an enormous reduction in the amount of voluntary contributions), and to the clergy. The total amount taken by the Government from one section of the community and handed over to the other being P,3,262,000 (" Shame.") That shameful sum of doles was made up as follows to English and Welsh landlords, £ 1,350,000; Scotch landlords, £ 450,000; Irish landlords and tenants, £ 750,000; Voluntary Schools, £ 625,000; Tithes Rent Charge Bill, E87,000 Nor was that all for they should bear in mind that there was a fall off in the subscriptions to the voluntary schools of £ 47,000. The average income of the clergy in England and Wales was £ 455; and the average amount they would get under the Tithe Rent Bill was P,6 4s. 6d. per annum. Thus the average amount which the parson would receive under this Tithe Bill was 2s. 4|d. per week a head. He had also found out that the average amount per head doled by boards of guardians to paupers in that county was 2s. per head. so that they had the Government actually placing the clergy of their Church in the same position as the paupers of that county (laughter). As a Churchman he was disgusted with it. He would advise Mr. Charles Lloyd instead of sending these circulars round to send a circular telling the Churchpeople of Cardiganshire that their clergy had been placed on the same level as paupers and he (the speaker) for one would subscribe towards paying the rates of the clergy—(laughter)—for he admitted that the clergy were badly paid. It was a disgrace to the Church that they were so. There were many other subjects which he knew they would like to hear about and which were of great interest to Cardiganshire, such as the Food and Drugs Act, They must remember that in Cardiganshire they had only one member, who had to look after the agricultural interest and that of the towns which did not always go to- gether. He always endeavoured to do what was best for the county generally, and on party ques. tions he always followed that very excellent leader, Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman (applause). He might say that it would be perfectly easy for anyone to find out how he voted at every division -(hear, hear)-and as long as he represented them in Parliament he would never be ashamed of any vote he gave. If anyone doubted his votes, he would gladly send him a copy of the list of divisions. Nothing would ever prevent him from being in his place, except illhealth, to watch over their interests and those of Wales generally (hear, hear). Long hours in the House of Commons did tell upon the health of many members—there was no mistaking that fact. Committee work, especially, was often no easy task. It often entailed long hours of hard work. When he told them that to be on a Private Bill Committee of only four members, with no less than 16 barristers taking part in its proceedings, was no light work indeed. The Tithes Bill came before the House on the 13th July, and he was determined to follow it; and he saw it out (applause). He had been on that occasion in the House for 17 hours together. He considered it his duty to be there, and his reason for it was because he represented Non- conformists. He was glad to tell them one thing more of himself, and that was that he believed that work would never kill him. He was very grateful indeed to those gentlemen who wrote to him during his illness to express their kindly feelings and the feelings of the different districts. He could only tell the Tories of Cardiganshire that when the time came, it might be soon or long, they would find him perfectly ready for- them with a united Liberal party at his back (cheers). VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. The Rev. E. Morris, Aberaeron, moved the following resolution :—" That we rejoice in seeing Mr. Vaughan Davies. our County Member among us again, fully restored to health. That we desire to convey to him our warmest thanks for his valuable services in Parliament during the last four years, and to express our complete confidence in him as our representative." Mr. James James, J.P., Ffynonhowel, and Mr. Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf, seconded the proposi- tion and it was carried unanimously. Acknowledging the vote, Mr. Davies thanked the members very deeply for their renewal of con- fidence. The vote would completely take away the effects of the rough knocks which he had received during the past months at the hands of persons outside the Association. It gave him very great pleasure to perform the hard work, and he must admit that it was hard work, in connection with the office of member for Cardiganshire. As long as he had the honour to represent the county nothing would be wanting on his part to further the interests of the electors nationally and locally (hear, hear). Since he had been their member there was hardly any district 'in the county for which he had not been called upon to render some service or other, and he was very glad indeed of the opportunity of rendering such services (applause). Having a thorough acquaintance with every part of the county and with almost ail the electors, he had been able to do the work he was called upon to do much more easily than had that work fallen on the shoulders of a stranger. He received hundreds of letters from the electors and he made it a point of answering each and every letter it was possible for him to answer. However he could not answer such letters as started with "Tuesday" on the top and ended with "Yours truly, John Jones." It was impossible for him to know which John Jones of Cardiganshire had sent the letter. There were so many John Jones's (laughter). Mr. Davies then read the letter, which did not bear the address of the writer, asking for some pocket money, as his aunt having recently died without making provision to that effect (laughter). The reason for his mentioning this was that if persons had not received replies to their letters they could depend upon it that it was not due to any negligence on his part, but to the fact I I p that the writers had omitted to include their addresses. He had received several letters from persons asking him to supply them with permits to enter the strangers' gallery in the House of Commons. It always gave him pleasure to supply the necessary permits, but he could not do so unless the applicants provided him with the means of finding Z" where they lived. He once more thanked them for their kind expression, and in conclusion he might say that he had never felt in better health than he felt at that moment (loud applause). THE VETERAN, MR. BRIGSTOCKE, OX THE PARTY' The following letter was received from Mr. W. O. Brigstocke, Parcvgors, Boncath Blaenpant, August 1st, 1899. Dear Sir,-I am sorry that I cannot attend the meeting of the Car- diganshire Liberal Association on the 10th instant, as my doctors advise me not to attend meetings of an exciting kind, and political meetings in Cardiganshire are apt to be somewhat volcanic, but I should like to write a few lines on the pre- sent position of Liberalism. I do not think we should bind ourselves to any specific measures, it is not the duty of an Opposition to do so, but we should use every effort to promote cohesion and unanimity amongst ourselves, and I most sincerely hope, especially as the matter rests a good deal with ourselves, that the the time is not far distant when we shall again be victorious, and sufficiently strong to rely entirely on the support of our friends, and be quite independent of the Irish vote, for much as I admire the brilliancy and strategic ability of many of the Irish members, they set us a bad example of want of common action, nor do I con- sider that their ecclessiastical and educational policy is in accordance with true Liberalism. There is one subject with which we are specially interested, and to which I propose referring very briefly-elementary education in Wales. In spite of our talking and honest interest which we take in the question, we come out very badly in the educational statistics in the percentage for attend- ance our place is bad, and in the educational ex- penditure we are at the bottom of the list. Refer- ring to the district around me, I think the meagre attendance is attibutable partly to the want of vigilance of the school attendance officers, and still more to be mistaken leniency of the magistracy in imposing inadequate fines in instances of per- sisteny non-attendance. The inadequate funds arise a great deal from want of system and mis- managemont; in country school board there is often a very loose system of finance, which could easily be remedied by most systematical super- vision. The areas fro also much too small, and money which should be devoted to education are dribbled away ami :;gs an unnecessary staff of officers, whose duties are often but nominal. Of the splendid efficiency of the Scotch parish schools I can bear personal testimony; they are first rate. There is, however, another influence which in my opinion hampers the cause of elementary education in onr country. It is the narrow sectarianism which is the curse and bane of Wales. No one is more strongly opposed to denominational teachings in public schools than I am, and I do not think that any general rule can be laid down, but surely in Protestant Wales, in the p-eat majority of cases a system might be adopted which would offend the prejudice of no one and spare the feelings of many right thinking people who consider pure secular teaching as absolutely godless. As to voluntary schools, I hope ere long they will become things of the past; often they are but voluntary in name, the bulk of the money coming from public sources and I most earnestly impress upon Liberals who may reside in parishes where voluntary schools exist to insist upon a proper and fair representa- tion on the committee of management, which too oftens consist entirely of Anglicans, the Noncon- formist being absolutely unrepresented. With apologies for the length of this letter and with all good wishes for the succes of Liberalism, yours faithfully. W. O. BRIGSTOCKE. The Secretaries, Cardiganshire Liberal Association. The Rev. Dr. J.A. Morris, Aberystwyth, said he took it that the members of the Association did not agree with all the sentiments of Mr. Brigstocke, especially with .those sentiments relating to educa- sion in Wales. He himself could not agree to all those points. He should not like it to be thought outside that the expressions contained in the letter were the expressions of the Associations. Mr. John Evans (secretary)—I shall merely state in the minutes that a letter was received and read. The President: Exactly. We are not committed to the sentiments contained in the letter in any way. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND PRESIDENT. The Association proceeded to appoint a president in the place of Mr. D. Tivy Jones, it being usual to make changes in this appointment annually. The Secretary (Mr. Evans) said the Association generally chose its president from amongst the vice-presidents. Last year the vice-president for the Lampeter district was selected, previous to last year Aberayron was favoured, and before that Tregaron and Newcastle Emlyn district. This year it was the turn of Aberystwyth or Cardigan. Alderman C. M. Williams, Aberystwyth, thought it was a turn of Cardigan district. There had not been a president for that district for many years. The Secretary: Yes, in 1892, when Mr. Brig- stocke was president. The Rev. Dr. J.A. Morris, Aberystwyth, proposed that Mr. Evan Richards. Penuwch, the vice-presi- dent for the Aberystwyth district, should be elected president for the ensuing year. Mr. Jenkin Jenkins seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously. VICE-PRESIDENTS. It was resolved on the motion of Alderman C. M. Williams that Mr. James James, J.P., Ffynon- howell, should be elected vice-president for the Aberystwyth district in place of Mr. Richards. Mr. John Evans, the Secretary, remarked that it would be well to bear in mind in electing the vice-presidents that it would not be advisable to make great changes if they could avoid it, other- wise the present vice-presidents would not have any chance of becoming presidents. A TIMELY APPEAL BY ALDERMAN C. M. WILLIAMS. Before proceeding with the appointment of the five other vice-presidents, Alderman C. M. Wil- liams spoke on the need on appointing men who could be relied upon to do what they were supposed to do as vice-presidents. The object of appointing vice-presidents was to ensure that in each union there should be a person who wielded influence and took genuine and active interest in the work of the Party, and who could be depended upon to collect money towards the maintenance of the Association (applause). The members must not appoint persons who had done nothing or next to nothing during the past years in the capacity of vice-presidents. To his mind it was advisable to make changes, and he felt sure that amongst the vice-presidents there were some who would be glad to see other members elected to their posts. The Association was never in such a flourishing position than it was at the present time. The Liberal party was never more united in the county than it was at the present time (applause). At the last election there was a large number of Liberals who remained more or less passive in their attitude towards Mr. Yaughan Davies, but as Liberals they voted for him, and they were now as enthusiastic as were the most staunch of Mr. Davies' sup- porters at the election (applause). Because after four years' experience of Mr. Davies, they had found that they could not have a more faithful representative in the House of Commons. He was one of the moat hard-working of Welsh members. He (Mr. Williams) knew from personal know- ledge that when Mr. Davies ought to have been in bed he went to the House in order to record his vote in an important division (hear, hear). Moreover, he had kept in close con- tact with the electors. Some electors at first thought Mr. Davies would not be a sufficient Radical, but he proved himself one of the most Radical of Welsh Radical members (applause). He was also the most regular attendant at divisions. In inspecting the lists he (Mr. Williams) found that Mr. Davies headed the lists on almost every occasion. They bad just heard from Mr. Davies, who almost broke down when he spoke, how, when he was lying ill in bed and not expected to recover, he had been cruelly attacked. But they all knew that he had served them faithfully and was an excellent member (applause). That there was life and vitality in the Association was clear when they bore in mind that despite the harvest time such a large number of members had attended that day. Those people had sacrificed valuable time in order to show the deep interest they took in Liberalism and in the work of Liberals in Cardiganshire. Concluding, Mr. Williams said it was easy to collect' money amongst the Liberals of Cardiganshire if they had the proper men to do the work. He had no difficulty some years ago in collecting in the Aberystwyth district, something like £ 60, although he was not called upon to collect more than E25. Let them appoint as vice-presidents men who would work and take real interest in the welfare of the Association. It would be better for the Association if a large number subscribed I small sums than for a few to subscribe large sums. The circle of interest would then be widened. The man who subscribed Is. himself might collect more than the man who subscribed £5 including his own subscription. If they had good vice-presidents, re-appoint them; if they bad not, change them (hear, hear). VICE-PRESIDENTS. The Vice-Presidents appointed for the several districts for the ensuing year were as follows Aberystwyth, Mr. J. James, J.P., Ffynonhowel; Aberayron, Mr. Jenkin Jenkins, Blaenplwyf; Tre- garon, Mr. J. Emlyn Jones, Penuwch; Lampeter, Mr. David Davies, Tyncoed; Emlyn, Mr. E. Davies, Gilfachronw; Cardigan, Rev. John Williams. TREASURER. Mr. Vaughan Davies was unanimously re-elected treasurer to the Association for the ensuing year. SECRETARIES. Mr. John Evans, solicitor, Aberystwyth, was re-elected secretary for the northern division of the county, and Mr. Thomas Harries, Llechrvd, Cardigan, was re-elected secretary for the southern division. WELSH LIBERAL COUNCIL. The following were appointed to attend the meeting of the Welsh National Liberal Council as delegates, a member from each of the six unions in the county being appointed:—Aberystwyth, Alderman C. M. Williams; Aberayron, Rev. E. Morris; Tregaron. Mr. J. Rowlands, Tyndolau; Lampeter, Mr. D. Tivy Jones; Emlyn, Mr. John Thomas, Rhydlewis Cardigan, Rev. John Williams, and also the President for the year and the two Secretaries. THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. Before proceeding to appoint twenty-six dele- gates to attend the Welsh National Liberal Convention to be held at Swansea on August 29th, Mr. C. M. Williams impressed upon the Association the need of appointing persons who would attend as questions of vital importance would be dis- cussed. The following were appointed:— Aberystwyth Messrs. C. M. Williams, R. Peake, D. C. Roberts, and Dr. J. A. Morris. Aberayron: Messrs. J. T. Evans, J. C. Jones, Morgan Evans, Oakford; and Rev. E. Morris. Tregaron: Messrs. T. Davies. Pantybeudy Hall; J. Emlyn Jones; Davies, Werndriw; and Rev. J, Bowen. Lampeter; Messrs. D. Tivy Jones, Revs. R. C. Jones, and Evan Evans. Emlyn Messrs. William James, Llandyssul; E. Davies, Gilfachronw; Dr. Lloyd, Adpar; and Rev. Thomas Thomas. Cardigan Messrs D. S. Jones, Castellmaelgwyn Mr. Brigstock and Rev. J. Williams. Also the County Member (the president) and the Secretaries of the Association. WELCOME TO "THE WELSH GAZETTE." At this stage Mr. James James. J.P.. Ffynon- howell, said he considered it to be their duty as an association to express their satisfaction at the ap- pearance of a new paper in their midst—and that a paper of such excellence as they ought to be proud of-he referred of course to the Welsh Gazette" (cheers). He did not wish to say any- thing derogatory of other papers but he could not help rejoicing at the advent of this one, and he be- lieved that many shared his views. Y mac, said Mr. James, "yn bapur iach, glan, yn rhagorol ym- hob ystyr, ac yn taro teimlad a syniadau y Cymry i'r dim." Continuing, he said he knew from per- sonal knowledge that the Gazette reached parts of the county that were never touched by other r papers. Mr. Griffiths, Penbryn, and Mr. D. J. Jones, Lampeter, rose to second the proposition. Mr. Jones said it gave him much pleasure to second Mr. James' proposition. He believed they ought to be glad of the new paper. It had taken hold of the people wonderfully. There was another paper in the county that sailed under the Liberal colours but he had no hesitation in saying that that paper had done Liberalism more harm than good. He therefore had great pleasure in seconding the proposition (applause). Upon being put to the meeting the resolution was carried unanimously. CLERICAL TITHE RATE BILL. Mr. James James, J.P., Ffynon Howell, referred to Tithe Rent Bill recently passed by Parliament and said the Association ought to protest strongly against the measure. It was one of the most un- just Bills ever passed, and the Government had hastened the death by passing it. (Laughter and hear, hear.) The Rev. J. A. Morris said the association ought to pass a vote of censure against the Government, who had behaved shamefully in this instance as it had done in the case of Voluntary Schools Bill. It appeared to do nothing but assist its friends, the Church of England Party (hear, hear.) Mr. James thereupon moved a Tote of censure which was seconded by the Rev. J. A. Morris and carried unanimously. THE TRANSVAAL. Mr. J. Emlyn Jones, Penuwch, proposed that the Association should protest against the warlike attitude of the .British Government towards the Transvaal Republic. It was only a small nation and every Welshman would sympathise with it in its present hour of trial. Matters were looking very black at present and he did not see the necessity of adopting warlike proceedings when it was unnecessary to do so. To his mind the Boers were only struggling for independence in the same way as the Welsh would fight against persecution. The Rev. Dr. J. A. Morris, in a touching manner, moved, That this being the first meeting of the Association since the death of the late Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P.. we place on record our sincere sympathy with Mrs. Ellis, his parents, and the other members of his family, and our deepest sense of the irreparable loss sustained by Wales by the removal of one who, during his comparatively short life, had done so much to further every move- ment for the up-lifting of her people." The Rev. E. Morris, Aberayron, seconded the motion which was carried in silence by all the audience upstanding. FINANCIAL POSITION. The Association then resolved into committee to make arrangements for the collection of money for the future maintenance of tha Association. It was announced, amid applause, that last April the Association was absolutely free from debt, a thing which had not taken place for many years before. y Twelve months to last April there was a debt of about £ 250. VOTE OF THANKS. On the motion of Mr. Robert Peake, Aberystwyth, seconded by Mr. Bearne of Aberystwyth, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Tivy Jones for presiding, and the latter having acknowledged, the meeting terminated.
The Rev. Wilson Roberts of Llanbedr has had an invitation to the pastorate of the Church wor- shipping at Stratford Road, London. It is said that Proffessor D. E. Jones has accepted the invitation to undertake the pastorate of the Independent Church at Union-street, Carmarthen, in succession to the late Rev. D. S. Davies. The Rev. D. M. Jenkins, ex-president of the Welsh Congregational Union, and Pastor of Park Road Congregational Church. Liverpool, who has been indisposed for some time, is staying at Old Colwyn, and deriving much benefit from the change. He is not yet able to resume his ministerial work. On Friday, the Rev. Robert Griffith, of Corwen, who was ordained to the ministry in June at Cor- wen, sailed for Madagasgar, where he will labour as missionary under the London Missionary Society. Mr. Evan Thomas, of Hafodybryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire, formerly of Birmingham, has promised £1,000 towards the Calvinistic Methodist Twentieth Century Fund. It is proposed to raise a fund of £ 100,000. After fifty-three years of consecutive ministerial work, the Rev. Dr. Guinness Rogers, retires from the active pastorate. His ministerial spheres have been Newcastle, Ashton-under-Lyne, and Clapham, but his field of service has been England, Congre- gationalism, Nonconformity. Liberalism has found in him for fifty years not only a loyal adherent, but an eloquent and enlightened exponent. He has, served all with unstinted devotion, and even nows though retiring from the settled pastorate, he is not going to rest. He intends throughout the coming winter to visit large centres to speak on behalf of the Congregational Twentieth Century Fund, which owes its initiation to his enthusiasm. By his retirement a second Congregational pulpit of unique importance becomes vacant, the other being that of Queen-street Church, Wolverhampton, where the late Dr. Charles Berry ministered with remarkable success for many years.
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