I UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS. At a meeting of the Senate of the above College held September 26th, 1899, the following Entrance Scholarships and Exhibitions were awarded on the result of examinations held the preceding week:— Henry T. Tristram, Carmarthen Grammar School (David Davies Scholarship), £40; Harry Tonkin- son, Wolverhampton Higher Grade School (Visitors Scholarship), £30; John M. Hughes, Towyn County School (Principal's Close Scholarship), £40; Gwendoline M. Hancock, Pembroke Dock County School (Commercial Travellers of South Wales' Scholarship), £20; Gwilym A. Edwards, Dolgelley County School (Close Scholarship) £20; John Llew. Davies, Alderman Davies' School, Neath (Keeling National Science School), £25; E. Dora Stansfield, Central Foundation School, Bishopsgate, London (Brereton Scholarship), £15 Marie E. Balding, High School, Hammersmith, London (Open Exhibition), £10; Marie G. Ison, Wyggeston School, Leicester (Open Exhibition). £10; May Foreman, Stockwell P. T. Centre (Open Exhibition), £10; Mary Jones, Holywell County School (Welsh Exhibition), £10; Henry E. Ruddy, Bala County School (Exhibition limited to can- didates under 18 years of age), £10; Claudia Thomas, Wrexham County School (Welsh Exhibi- tion), £10; Dora Price, School for daughters of Missionaries, Sevenoakes (Moiety of Open Exhibi- tion), £5; Decima M. Thomas, Llaneily County School (Exhibition limited to candidates under 18 years of age), £10; Norman P. Greig, Cardiff Higher Grade School (Welsh Exhibition), £10; M. E. Snoddy, Pembroke Dock County School (Welsh M E. Lewis, Llandovery County School (E. Davies, Brynteifi, Scholarship), £20; David Jones, Pencader Grammar School (R. Richards Scholarship), £20; William A. Griffiths Wellingborough Grammar School (Moity of Open Frederick L. Parry, Neath County School (Moiety of Ellis Eyton Exhibition), £5; Thomas Davies, Pencader Grammar School (Moiety of Welsh Exhibition), £5; Abel E. Jones, U.C. North Wales Bangor (limited to candid- ates of B.Sc. degree in Ada B. Burnett, Bridgend County School (Moiety of Welsh Annie Jones, Dr. Williams' School, Dolgelley (Moiety of Ellis Eyton Exhibi- Christopher J. Jones, Newtown Inter- mediate School (Moiety of Welsh Exhibition), <65; William Roberts, Towyn County School (Moiety of Weill M. H. Jones, U.C.W.' Aberystwyth (Cynddelw Scholarship) £20. ELECTION OF GOVERNORS. The following gentlemen have been elected by the various Electing Bodies as members of the Court of Governors of the University of Wales, for the ensuing 5 years. COUNTY COUNCILS.—Breconshire Messrs. William North, J. W. Yaughan, W. S Miller, John Thomas; Cardiganshire: Rev. Thomas Levi, Messrs. J. M. Howell, D. J. Williams, and Dr. Lloyd; Carmarthenshire: Messrs. John Lloyd, John Lewis, Wm. Jones, John Rees; Montgomery- shire Messrs. Hugh Lewis, Richard Hees., W Fairies-Humphreys, Richard Rees; Merionethshire: Messrs. Edward Jones, J. H. Jones, H. Hadyn Jones, Richard P. Jones; Pembrokeshire: Sir Charles Philipps, Bart, Messrs. Joseph Thomas, Robert Ward, Dr. J. P. Hamper; Radnorshire: Commander Evan Thomas, Dr. W. B. Davies, Messrs. C. C. Rogers, Robert Lewis Lloyd. MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.—Brecon Alderman William DeWinton Cardigan: Mr. Ifor Evans Carmarthen: Mr. John Lewis; Aberystwyth: Alderman Peter Jones Kidwelly Mr. Rowland Browne; Llanfyllin Mr. John Jones, J.P.; Mont- gomery Mr. E. Rees James; Pwllheli: Alderman R. Owen Jones; Welshpool: Mr. Charles. E. Howell; Haverfordwest: Mr. William Williams; Pembroke: Mr. S. B. Sketch; Tenby: Mr. C. J. Williams, SCHOOL BOARDS.—Breconshire: Principal Owen Prys, M.A., Rev. J. B. Jones. Mes rs. W. S. Miller and Owen Price; Cardiganshire Mr. T. Darlington H.M.I.S., Alderman Peter Jones. Major Price Lewis, and Mr. D. C. Roberts, J.P.; Camarthenshire: Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., Professor D. E. Jones, M.A., Messrs. J. A. Williams, J.P., and J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P.; Merionethshire Hon. Charles H. Wynn, Rug, Revs. John Williams, B.A., H. Cernyw Williams, Mr. Thomas Darlington, M.A., M.M.I.S.; Montgomeryshire: Rev. W. S. Jones, Dr. C. E. Humphreys, Messrs. J. W. Dugdale, Rd. Williams, F.R.H.S.; Pembrokeshire: Messrs. J. Wynford Philipps, M.P., Richard Carrow, Revs. F. N. Colborne, Lewis James; Radnorshire: Messrs. J. O. Jenkins, Joseph Wilding, Edward Williams, Rev. Wm. Williams. PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLMASTERS.—Bre- conshire: Mr. D. Fisher; Cardiganshire: Mr. D. J. Saer; Carmarthenshire: Mr. J. E. Jones; Merionethsire: Mr. Wm. Roberts; Montgomery- shire: Mr. Edwin Jones; Pembrokeshire: Mr. William Scourfield; Radnorshire: Mr. J. S. Park- house. HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.—Messrs. Lewis W. James, M.A., J. A. Doyle, M.A., Owen M. Edwards, M.A., M.P. COUNCIL OF THE SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.—Principal Isambard Owen, M.A., Professor J. W. Angus, M.A., Dr. R.D.Roberts, M.A., D.Sc., J.P. SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.— Professor Herford, Litt.D., M.A., Professor A. S. Wilkins, Litt.D., M.A., Sir John Williams, Bart., M.D,
CROSS INN. PARISH COUNCIL —A meeting of the Llanbadarn, Trefeglwys, Parish Council was held in Cross Inn schoolroom on Wednesday, September 20th, when the following were present:—Messrs. David Willams, Bankdu (Vice-chairman, in the chair), David Lewis, Talglas; Jenkyn Jenkyns, Pant- fallen; William Evans, Penlone; Thomas Morgans, Llainpenpwll; David Evans, Brynwiehell: and Evan Edwanls, Halfway (Clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were read aud confirmed. A notice had come from the Road Surveyor of the District Council, Aberayron, asking for a list of the roads and paths which the above parish has a right to interfere with. There was a long dis- cussion about the road which goes through the land of Crosswinter. The occupier had raised a hedge across the old road, and turned it another way. The clerk was ordered to send a letter to the tenant of Crosswinter to ask him what reason he had for raising the fence and for turning the road another way. The consideration of the other roads and patl's were adjourned for a month.
LLANON. DEATH OF A NATIVE.— The death has just taken place of the Rev. John Evans, vicar of Llan: howell and Llandelov, Pembrokeslii He was 56 years of age, and leaves a widow an large family Mr. Evans was a native of Llan, and before entering the Churdi was for years a master mariner.
London Letter. | FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon THE TRANSVAAL. There is here a feeling of suspense as to the Transvaal Question. As far as the in- formation at the disposal of the public goes, the situation does not appear to have materially changed since last week. Efforts are however being made by the friends of peace to bring about a settlement without resort to war, and there is ground foi believing that the vast mass of the English people are averse to any warlike settlement of the question. Nevertheless the Jingoes have possession of a large number of newspapers and the agitation against the Boers has been sedulously kept up ever since the Jameson llaid. It is even whispered that one of the great Liberal Dailies is in the hands of some of the great African financiers. Its policy, except on some such assumption, is utterly incomprehensible. One hardly expects either a fair statement of the Boer case, or a just appreciation of our own position from the Gutter Press London which condoned the Jameson Raid and magnified Jameson himself into a Duke of Wellington. The Transvaal Question is one which every intelligent citizen should consider on its merits. The situation is perfectly comprehensible to Welshmen, who I am afraid, have seldom had the pluck to emulate the behaviour of the Boers. THE MERIONETHSHIRE ASSOCIATION. I was glad to see that the Liberal Associa- tion of Merionethshire, under the wise direction of Dr. Edward Jones, had passed a strong resolution in favour of peace. Mr. Owen M. Edwards is making a very favour- able impression on Welsh Liberals by his firm and consistent attitude on public questions, and his speech last week was both shrewd and politic. He stated what is no doubt the absolute truth as to the unity existing among Welsh members on all Welsh questions, but it is a pity that this unity cannot be extended to Imperial questions. Then perhaps we should not be face to face with the distressing fact that Messrs. Ellis Griffiths and Brynmor Jones spout Jingo sentiment about the country while Mr. Bryn Roberts defends the friendless Boer. MR. WILLIAM JONES. I see that Mr. William Jones has through the medium of the Manchester Guardian addressed a strong and temperate letter to Welshmen on the duty of upholding the Peace Party in the present crisis. Mr. Jones has as thorough an accquaintance with Wales as any of the Welsh members, and his excellent record in the House and on the Liberal platform has given him a status in the party. He has not, it is true, jumped up to speak on every conceivable topic, but he has spoken well on a few subjects con- cerning which he had a thorough knowledge. Mr. Jones has also done excellent work in educating English constituencies as to the needs of Wales, and there is no more courteous or popular member in the House. THE TRAFALGAR SQUARE MEETING. I hear the opinion expressed on all sides that the fiasco of last Sunday will do much harm to the present Government. Most people are loth to believe that a war is imminent or even probable, but their eyes have been opened to the fact that there exists a class which demands war on the slightest pretexts. The attitude of the crowd has done much to consolidate opinion on one side or other. London people are rarely guided by the action of a Trafalgar Square crowd, but it is the custom to allow every man a hearing however revolutionary his idea may be. A walk through the Park on a Sunday afternoon would convince any- body of this, for the rankest treason is often threatened to these loyal Britishers with the most stolid silence. THE DANIEL OWEN MONUMENT. The Monument of Daniel Owen, the Welsh novelist, has been finished, and the Committee will now have to pass their comments upon it. I hear that there is a difference of opinion as to the broad-brimmed hat which is reproduced in the statue. Mr. Goscombe John, the able sculptor, holds that a statue should be the correct representa- tion of a man as he was known to his friends. It appears that Mr Daniel Owen wore his hat at all times, whether in his shop or walking about the streets of Mold. There- fore the hat is to be reproduced. Daniel Owen minus his hat would not be recognis- able. There is certainly a great deal to say against the tendency to dead uniformity of dress in our modern statues. It is difficult to conceive anything Jess capable of artistic treatment than the modern frock-coat and silk hat. The fewer of such statues we have the better for our future reputation in matters artistic.
The Great Welsh Dead. Yesterday the bicentenary of the death of Hugh Owen, Bronyclvdwr, was celebrated by a series of meetings at Llanegrvn. Hugh Owen, perhaps better and more fittingly known as "Apostol y Crogledd," died in the year 1699. The Merioneth Congregational L'nion have done well to com- memorate the memory of one who rendered such yeoman services to the cause of Nonconformity in the Principality when it was at yet in its birth throes. Hugh Owen was a noble character; he was in many respects a pioneer in the work of those who now celebrate his memory, and he has be- queathed his countrymen an imperishable legacy.
-II TOWYN. HARVEST THANKSGJvINc..—The harvest service were held at St. Cadvan's Church on T-,> ,dav when Canon Roberts preached in En-lbh and Arl1' V Mon(la.V. service was held at St, Alatthews Church, BUILDING.—Messrs. Jones. Ifughrs & E \.ards have secured a contract for a new'house at ('-nfal r arm. Mr. Richard Morgan has also a new house in course of erection at Emporthor Farm. Both are on the Ynysmaengwyn Estate. The plans were prepared by Mr. D. Gillart, F.R.S. A ISITOUS. rl he tempest uous weather experienced a ong the coast lately, has practically frightened all visitors away, but the visitor> who come tor fishing are still remaining ting excellent sport. Several good creels nave been filled with prime fish, and they well deserve it for their patience. Never have fish been more plenti- ful in the Dysyumi, but the dry summer prevented any fish being caught until now. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOI.—The result of the Entrance Scholarships to the t-niversity College, Aberystwyth, have come to hand aii(i most creditable to the staff and pupils. The Principal's Scholarship of £ 40 was won by John Hii'>h-s of Towyn County School. An Exhibiti-n Scholarship of P,5 was won by William RobeuN of lowyn School. One County Scholarship for each boy and girl, wcre offered by the Merioneth County Governors, and were won by Job, Hindies and Annie Catherine Puglw, of the Tovvvn School. This is a brilliant success, and spear vulmi es for the efficiency of the teaching. THE FOOTBALL SEASOX -The I,]] was set rolling on Saturday afternoon for the first time this season. Scratch teams entered the field captained by Messrs. It O.Jones and E. L.Jones, respectively but play had to be abandoned before full time was played, but the game was in favour of E. L. Jones' team. The Rovers have e.itend for the Welsh Cup. Lovers of the game are h-.pi-, they will give a better account of themselves lie year, than in former years; if they don't attend to prac. tice, the result will be as before, knocked out first round. Play up boys, rally round your Captain, who really deserves the honour bestowed up ,n him' and let the Rovers win all along the line. HIGH TIDES.—It was greatly feared that the high tides of Tuesday and Wednesday would cause damage to the sea wall which Mr. Morris James is now building, but fortunately the strong wind blowing was from the North-West, and so con- sideiablv cut the tide. As it was, the waves did little more than reach the wall, and did no damage. If the wind had been from the South-West the sea, would probably have done considerable damage to this wall, being new in the course of ci;n. u;*tion. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. — The Intermediate School has re-opened for another session, and we- hope it will be as successful a one as the last. Certainly the prospect at present is promising. As regards thc number of pupils, this term is a record one, for there arc now about a hundred pupils. We are pleased, too, to note that the head- master has been successful in obtaining fourteen boarders. There is also an addition in the staff in the person of Mr. Derry Evans, B.A. There is no doubt that the engagement of Mr. Evans is most fortunate for the school, and we are sure that in no place will his services be more welcome or more appreciated than in Towyn.
ABERLLEFENM. TEA PARTY.—Last Saturday, at the Board School, about 120 children sat down to an excellent treat of tea and currant cake, \:(. "provided for them through the generosity of Captain and Lady Pryce, Cyfronydd, Welshpool, the owner of the Aberllefenni Slate and Slab Quarries. The majority of the children were those of the workmen engaged at. the above-mentioned quarries. Mr. Llewelyn Evans, the Estate agent, explained that Captain Pryce was unable to be present owing to Lady Pryce's indisposition, but that he hoped all would thoroughly enjoy the afternoon. All the children were also presented with very n;cl toys and presents, chosen for t hem by Lady Prvce. The presents were distributed by Mrs. Llewelyn Evans, assisted by Messrs. LI. Evans, Michael Robert?, Disley, and Hugh Evans. Before departing, the children were each presented with a bun and a packet of sweets. On behalf of the children, Mr. J. R. Evans, the headmaster, expressed their grateful acknowledgments and thanks f„r kind interest taken in them by Captain and Lady l'ryce, and hoped that ere long they should have the pleasure of welcoming both here again. The chil- dren thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and were delighted with the presents they received, and gave three hearty cheers for Captain and Lady Pryce for their kindness. Votes of thanks were also passed to all the ladies and gentlemen who helped with the tea, &c. The following ladies superin- tended at the tea tables: 5Irs. LI. Evans, Mrs. Hugh Evans, Mrs. Disley, and Mrs. J. R Evans, assisted by several young ladies.
SHIPPING NEWS. Of Local Interest. S.S. Strathisla loading at Cardiff. S.S. Glantivy on passage to Cardiff'. S S. Ulanhafrell on passage to Port Said. S.S. Feliciana on passage to Cardiff S.S. Glenvech on passage to Cette. S.S. Rirdoswald discharging at Savona. S.S. Isle of Ramsey arrived at Savannah, Sept. 25, S.S. Isle of Caldy left Patras on 23rd Sept., for Manchester. S.S. Isle of Anglesey left Barcelona 23rd Sept., for Patras.
THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—MONDAY. Wheat made 5s to 5" 3d per 65 lbs; bariev, 3s 6d to 4s Od white oats,2s 9d to 38 Od black oats, 2s. 6d. to2s9d. Eggs, 8s 6d to 9s per 120; Salt but ter, lOd to Is. per lb.; fresh butter, lid. to 1 0. Fowls were sold at 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple, chickens 3s 6d to 4s Od. Ducks, 4s Od to 5s per couple. New Potatoes, 3s Od to 3s 3d per cii-t. BUTTER, CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a full supply of butter in the market to-day, which realised from 11 L(I to Is per llJ; basket, butter, 2 Is I I (I to Is 2d per lb. 2 Co UK, Saturday.—Firsts, 100s per cwt. seconds, 96s; thirds, 89s; fourths, 74s; superfine firkins, 102s: fine mild ditto, 101s choicest boxes, 104s; choice ditto, 99s. Number of firkins, 600. METAL MARKET. Copper rather easier— £ 76 5s, zE76 7s 6d, P,76 10s, and £ 76 11s 3d prompt; C76 lis 3d, £ 76 13s 9d, and £76 15s forward. Lead stwng-Ellglisll, E15 12s 6d; Spanish, £ 15 10s. THE PlUCE OF WHEAT. The Yarmouth corn market last, week was largely attended by Norfolk and Suffolk farmers, but scarcely any wheat samples were on offer, though there was keen demand by millers. It is stated that the farmers are refraining from threshing wheat in view of the Transvaal situation, and supplies are being held back against the contingency of war, which would enhance the values immediately. FFAIH HHOS. There was a large attendance at Ffair Rhos on Monday. The supply of cattle and horses was good. but as the buyers were scarce there was not much business done in stock. The flannel mer- chants had brought a large assortment of home- made fabrics, and did a good trade. Several brakes and char-a-bancs left Aberystwyth in the morning with holiday seekers, and the cheap tickets issued from all stations on the Manchester and Milford Railway brought in a large number of farmers.
Births, marrtagts and Deaths. BIRTHS. WILLIAMS.—September 21st, at 9. Calvert-terrace, Swansea, the wife of Mr. W. T. Williams, A.R.C.O., of a daughter. MABRIAGES. WILI.TAMS—JONES.—At St. Paul's Chapel, on the 27th inst., by the Hev. John Humphreys, in the presence of Mr. J. J. Hughes, registrar, Talybont, Thos. Evan Williams, builder, of Penylxint, Borth, to Miss Jane Elizabeth Jones, of St. Clear's House, Borth. THOMAS—MOUGAN.—At Bethel Baptist Chapd, Baker- street, on the 27th inst., by Dr. J. A. Morris, in the presence of Mr. J. J. Hughes, registrar, Mr. Edward Thomas, Cwmsymlog, to Miss Mary Susan Morgan, Cwmfelin. DEATHS. JONEs.-September 23rd, David Jones, farm( Trafedlyn, Llanychaiarn, aged 69 years. JONKS.—September 25th, John Edward Jones, son f Owen Jones, baker, Terrace-road, aged six mont- DAVIHS.—September 16th, Thomas Hywell Davo Green-gardens, son of David Richard Davieg, u dairyman, aged 13 months. WILLIAMS.—September 23rd, Thomas Williams, Prince Albert Hotel, Little Darkgate-street, a, ed 62 years. ELLIS.—September 23rd, Gladys Jane Ellis, daughter of Robert H. Ellis, coal merchant Mill-street, aged three months. OWKX.—September 26th, Robert Owen, 1 -ad cre dresser. Xew-stseet, aged 62 year-. Printed and Published hy the Proprietor, GEORGB HEES, at the "WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth. in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, September 28th, 1899.
Prune LIBRAHY.—Number of books taken out for 'he week ending ,4, TEMPERANCE ASSOCIA- TION will hold a public n'eeting at .the Old As.-embly Rooms on the 19th of October, when Miss Gorham will deliver an address. ABERYSTWYTH AND LLANBADARN DISTRICT NL'RSE.—Lady Evans hopes to have a general meeting of this Society at Aberystwyth on or about October 20th, when final arrangements will be made, and business matters settled. Music.—Miss Lilian Morgan, of the Larches, who contributed so much to the success of the season's entertainments, has returned to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music where she distinguished herself during the past session by gaining the bronze medal of the institution. HARVEST TH ANKSGIVING SERVICES.- -The annual thanksgiving services of St. Michael's Church will be held on St. Michael's Day, September 29th. The Vicar will preach in the morning and the Rev. C. A. Ward Phillips, vicar of St, Mary's, Pembroke, in the evening. MUNIFICENCE.—The saying that heaven helps those who help themselves has just been exemplified in a striking manner in the case of the church worshipping at Shiloh. The work done and the progress made by that church within recent years have won the sympathy of a princely benefactor who has shewn his approbation of the work of the church by contributing the handsome sum of £400 to its funds. The donor graced his gift with the enjoinder of the Gospel, and made his alms in secret, that is to say, according to the version of modern days, he is anonymous. ST. MICHAEL'S MOTHERS' ASSOCIATION.—This Association held its annual teameetingatthe Market Hall on Wednesday. It bad been arranged to go up Constitution Hill in the afternoon, but the weather was stormy and unfavourable. Ahout thirty sat at table to partake of a splendid spread. The following ladies kindly gave their services :—Mrs. Ellis Morgan, Mrs. Cosens, Miss Purton, Mrs. Ambrose Jones, Miss Gilbertson, and others. In the absence of Archdeacon Protheroe, the Rev. D. Ambrose Jones delivered an excellent address. The branch is in a most flourishing condition and is doing excellent work. THE COUTY SCHOOL, The school has reopened after the summer holidays with a larger number than ever of scholars, the total number of boys and girls reaching fully 150. The headmaster and his staff have their work well cut out for the winter term and the classes are already in full working order, and the athletic clubs are getting into trim under the guidance of Mr. W. P. Fuller. Now, that commercial educati >n commands such atten- tion, it cannot be too widely known that the art of book-keeping is taught with marked success in the County School. Whatever trade or profession the pupil may enter upon in after life, he will surely find it an inestimable advantage; to have mastered the principles of book-keeping before the hurry and pressure of business compel him to forego correct- ness and method in his transactions. For these and other reasons we rejoice to find that Mr. Thomas Owens's classes in the art are so well attended. Mr. J. Austin Jenkins's newly-published guide books to office work would be valuable aids to advanced students in these classes. SCIENCE AND ART EXAMINATIONS.—The results of the year's examinations conducted at the Board Schools have been published and are as follows:— Practical plane and solid geometry (elementary): David Rees, 2nd class. Building construction (elementary) Stanley Jones. 2nd class; John Jenkins, 2nd class;. Archibald E Reid, 2nd class. Hygiene (elementary) Charles F. Ball, 2nd class Edwin G. Jones, 2nd class; Elsie A. Owen, 2nd class; Bessie Kenrick,2nd class; Martha H.Evans, Ethel J. Bubo, 2nd class; Edith V. Weller, 2nd class Margaret E. Evans, 2nd class Margaret E. Jones, 2nd class. Botany (elementary): T Richards, 1st Class Ivor Thomas, 2nd class Tuodel drawing, (elementary stage) Evan Cruickshank. 1st class Albert Potts, 2nd class; Edgar De Lloyd, 2nd class; Lorrie C. Hackney. 2nd class; John R. Potts, 2nd class Margarita E. J. Evans, 2nd class. Free- hand Drawing (elementary stage) Richard Weller, 2nd class; David Evans, 2nd class John R.James, 2nd class Arthur J. Purton, 2nd class Archie McKay, 1st class; David A- Williams, 2nd class; Ernest T. Williams, 2nd class; Edgar De Lloyd, 2nd class; Hugh R. W, Roberts, 1st class John R. Potts, 2nd class; Evan Cruickshank, 1st class; Eleanor L. Kenrick, 2nd class Margaret E. Jones, 2nd class. Drawing in light and shade (advanced stage): Lorrie C. Hackney, 1st class. Freehand drawing (advanced stage) Lorrie C. Hackney, 1st class. Model drawing (advanced stage), Lorrie C. Hackney, 1st class. SHIPPING.—Messrs. J. Matthias and Sons, of Aberystwyth and Cardiff, have just added the fine steamshi p' f'trat hish to their fleet of steamers. The "Strathisla" was built by Messrs. Swan and Hunter, Newcastle on Tyne. The principal dimensions are length, 330 feet; breadth. 43 feet. 1 inch moulded depth, 21 feet 11 inches, and -lie has been specially constructed for the carriage of coal, grain, and mineral cargoes. The engines by the Wallsend Ship Company, Xeweastle-on-Tyne, have 24, 40, and 64 inches by 45 inches stroke. Steam is obtained from three powerful single-ended boilers, one of which is exclusively used for driving the winches. All the latest appliances have been fitted on board including steam gear, winches, etc. The vessel throughout is built to Lloyd's highest class. Her dead weight capacity is 5,400 tons and a speed of 10 knots an hour is obtainable on a consumption of 14 tons (Welsh) per diem. Captain Walters of Llanarth has been appointed master, and the vessel is on passage to Genoa with a cargo of coal. The tonnage of this enterprising firm now exceeds 26,000 tons. CORPORATION COMMITTEES.—A meeting of the Harbour Committee was held on Monday evening, present: Councillor R. Doughton (in the chair), Councillors E. H. James, and ls-ac Hopkins with Mr. H. L. Evans (Borough Accountant). The Chairman mentioned the matter of providing more bnoys for the harbour, and in the absence of the Surveyor the matter was deferred.A meeting of the Public Works Committee was held the same evening. Present: Alderman Peter Jones (Chair- man), Alderman Doughton, Councillors John Jenkins, E. H. James. R. Doughfon, Isaac Hopkins, with the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes). The "labour sheets for the two weeks ending September 23rd showed the following totals Town depart- ment, £739:> 2d; water works, £2 17s 8d; harbonr account, £9 2s 6d burial board, ..t:.2 8s 3d total, £17 17s 8d. Some time ago the Corporation approved of plans for alterations and additions to St. George's Hotel, Queen's Square. Mr. Richards now made an application to modify the plans so as to provide for an additional entrance. Mr. Richards was advised to confer with the Chief Constable and ascertain whether he had any objection to the proposed alterations in the plans, the committee regarding it favourably.— Mr. Wheadey attended to explain the plan of pro- posed alterations to his premises in Terrace Road. The Chairman remarked that traffic in this and the converging roads was very congested, and it was desirable to have as much accommodation as possible. He suggested that the railed-in space should be done away with. If they could get this improvement effected now it would be part of a whole scheme. They wanted to do their best in laying out the town, and uuiot take care in each individual instance now so as not to be em- barrassed in future.— Mr. Wheatley agreed with the Chairman's suggestion.—The Chairman further stated that whatever modifications he required as the outcome of closing this area would have to be submitted again to the Committee.—Mr. WTheatley left the room after informing the Committee that he would confer with his architect.—Mr. Bennison attended and complained that he was charged for the rent of a water metre although he was not using so much as that claimed at the minimum of the rateable value.—Mi. Bennison was informed that the matter would be considered generally, the members agreeing as to the unfairness of the system. RURIDECANAL CHAPTER OF LLANBADARN FAWK.—The September meeting of the above was held at Trinity Church on Friday last, when the Bishop of the Diocese attended to receive and discuss the reports of the various societies in the deanery. There were prp«»ni The Rural Dean (Prebendary William ) '■ v.lr; The Revs. W. J. Williams, Llanafan; W. Evans, Llangorwen; J. P. Bvans, Llanfihangel-y-creuddyn: A. Williams, Elerch; E. Evans, Llanfihangel Ger.eu'rglyn; N. Thomas, Llanbadarn Fawr; G. Blackwall, Penrhyn- coch; J. F. Lloyd, IMahllar; J. Evans, Rhostie; Ambrose Jones, S. Michael's; J. F. Lloyd, S. I diael's W. LI. Footman. Holy Trinity W. H. v s, Talybont; Tudor Evans. Borth Thomas Goginan; J Morgan Lewis, Llanddeiniol; ^>r. Morgan, Bangor; Messrs. W. H. Colby, ^n; F. R. Roberts, Pcnvwern H. Bonsall, mkin Jones, Stanley-terrace; Thomas -at Darkgate-street; Richard James, t; Joseph Jones, Abermagwr Col. Mr. Jones, Llanddeiniol; Mr. Mr. Pugh, Llanddeiniol. The d at halt-past twelve, when an J into the spiritual c uidition of ter discussing this for an hour and ç; u.Vsr.r.c. the ,11 dean's White 1. here Mrs. an ex jellent J "hi < At three • -nee Nas c. u* hen the 'rief r.-po:t- the work riocs societies durin. the past and upon analy is it v. ;■ ■ .end that ompared "TV favour; wPh the ve. In referring to < i -n*kdone* 1 a. p.etty t:ih\1" his prc- Dean Phiii;■ ''te Pre- lanh;¡darn. aim 'v. J. T. tr of Id alar. = PRINTING neatly and qucklv done at the Gazette" Printeries, Aberystwyth. TRIP TO THE SOUTH.—On Friday a trip is an nounced to run to Llaneily, Swansea, Neath, Bridg- end and Cardiff by the Manchester and Milford line. EXCLUSION.—A large excursion arrived here at about eleven on Thursday morning by the Cambrian line. It started from Cardiff and had taken about ten hours to rIo the: journey, BEGGING FOR ALMS.—A Southampton sailor named John Stringer was brought up at the Police Station on Friday before Messrs. Thomas Griffiths and John Lewis for begging alms on the streets the previous day. The prisoner was discharged, and ordered to leave the town. WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—A large congregation assembled at the Welsh Baptist Chapel on Sunday morning when fifteen candidates were admitted as full members of the Church. The service was conducted by the Pastor. Rev. Dr. Morris. MINISTERIAL.—Mr. R. Jenkin Owen, of Man- chester, at present a student at the Aberystwyth University College, has received a unanimous invitation from the churches of Bomere Heath and Newtoh-on-the-Hill, Salop. The invitation has been accepted and Mr. Owen will begin his work at once. REVISION COURT.—The Revising Barrister attended at the Town Hall on Tuesday, to bear claims and objections. There were no cases of interest. The objection to Mr. Yaughan Davies' M.P., vote in the Borough failed. Mr. John Evans, Solicitor, appeared for the Liberal party, and Mr. E. II. Davies for the Conservatives. WINTER TRAIN SERVICE.—There will be a good many alterations in the times of the trains in and out of Aberystwyth on and after Monday next, and the extra trains which ran during the summer sea- son will be discontinued. On the Cambrian line the outward service will be as follows viz:—-Local trains to Glandovey Junction 8 a.m.; to Machyn- lleth 4.45 p.m. Through trains at 8.25 a.m. 12 30 p.m., 1.15 pm., 5.40 p.m. and the mail at 6.25 p.m. M. & M. 8.30 a.m.. 2.40 p.m.. and 5.50 p.m. These alterations may affect the postal service to a slight degree. CHURCH AND CHAPEL.—References to the present crisis in the Transvaal were made at several places of worship in town on Sunday, and the policy of the Government to enter into a war, which would probably have no parallel in history, on the points in dispute between the two countries was strongly condemned. In the chapels, resolu- tions to the Llanbadarn Magistrates against granting a licence for the sale of intoxicating drinks on Constitution Hill were carried. Thanks- giving services are being held at the chapels during the present week. ACCIDENT.—While unloading some heavy stones from one of the railway wagons at Smithfield on Monday afternoon, a workman named W. Evans, in the employ of the Corporation, met with an accident. Evans and another workman were in a truck placing some heavy stones, which had arrived from the Corporation quarry at Ystrad- meurig, in position to remove them to a cart when an engine was suddenly backed against the truck. One of the stones tumbled on to Evans' leg and caused him considerable injury. He was conveyed home in a carriage, and we understand he is progressing favourably. FROM WORKHOUSE TO GAOL.— John Eraser, a labourer from Birkenhead was committed to four- teen days hard labour at the police station on Monday for wilfully smashing the glass of one of the workhouse windows on Saturday. The case was tried by Messrs. Peter Jones and John Lewis. The prisoner applied for admission to the work- house, but as he was strongly under the influence of drink his request could not be granted. The refusal roused bis temper and Fraser became troublesome, and hurled some stones at the windows. He was however, soon brought to book by a constabulary and taken topriscn. PRESENTATION TO MR. D. CYNDDELW WILLIAMS, B.A.— An open meeting of the Ystwyth Lodge of Good Templars was held at Progress Hall on Friday, when about 200 members and friends met together to make a presentation to Mr. D. Cynddelw Williams, B.A., North Parade, on the occasion of his leaving the town for Trevecca College. Mr. J. W. Jones, Chief Templar, presided. The presents, which consisted of a handsome album, inside which a suitable address had been written, and a purse containing £10 had been subscribed for by members of the lodge. Mr. David Evans, Queen Street, was selected to make the presentation, and in the course of his remarks he said the lodge was under a debt of gratitude to Mr. Williams for his untiring devotion and zeal in furthering its cause. He had been punctual and regular in his attendance at the meetings, and had contributed materially towards making them interesting, and the present efficient and prosperous state of the lodge was to a great extent the result of his perseverance. He had been one of its prime movers, and had made an exemplary Chief Templar for nearly two years, and the presents were intended to mark the appre- ciation-of the meeting of Mr. Williams' work, who, he hoped, would be spared to continue his efforts on behalf of temperance for a long time. Short addresses were also delivered by the Rev. D. R. Williams, Messrs. David Thomas, Gogerddan Cottages G. P. Griffiihs, George Owen, T. Yaughan, and R. D. Edwards, all of whom regretted the severance of Mr. Williams' connection with them, and spoke highly of the spirit and enthusiasm which he infused into his co-workers. Mr. Williams, in responding, said he felt very grateful to the speakers for their kind expressions. He did not consider his services had deserved such handsome recognition, and he felt very keenly that his connec- tion with the Ystwyth Lodge had come to an end. but wherever he would be his sympathy would always remain with them. Messrs. J. James, J. A. Jenkins, D. Davies, Misses Warrington, Mollie Owen, Jenkins, Doughton, Jones, and Lizzie Owen, took part in the musical programme. Mr. Williams was also a prominent member of the Salem Chapel, and his presence will be missed at the meetings, especially those of the Literary and Debating Society. FIN ANCE COMMITTEE. — A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Tuesday evening. Present: Councillor C. M. Williams (Chairman), Councillor D. C. Roberts (Mayor), Aldermen Peter Jones and W. H. Palmer, Councillors John Jenkins, and I. Hopkins; with the Town Clerk (Mr. A. J. Hughes), and the Borough Accountant (Mr. II. L. Evans), and the Deputy Clerk (Mr. C. Massey).— The Chairman said that one item for payment was £200, a portion of the £400 which had been promised by the Council towards the hostel. The money was due in June last. It was agreed to pay it.—With reference to the application made by the Joint Athletics Clubs in February last for a portion of the flats and recreation ground the Town Clerk was instructed to inquire what they intended doing in the matter.—The application of Mr. J. 0, Evans, 60, Terrace Road, for use of the field for the Wednesday Football Club was read, but it was stated that the field had been let and the Com- mittee had no power to deal with the matter.—The Chairman, alluding to the question of the extension of the Borough, said it would be advisable, in order to accelerate matters, that application should be made to the Local Government Board for an enquiry. In the meantime they might get full particulars ready.—The Town Clerk said it would be useless to make any application until they were thoroughly complete at this end, and nothing was done.—The Chairman brought on Mr. Gibson's printing bill and said, that the account had been checked and the original bill which was £79 19s. 8d. had been reduced on account of errors, and according to the tender price by £5 15s. 9d. The amount now due was £74 4s. 9d.—Alderman Palmer suggested, and it was agreed that the Town Clerk should see Mr. Gibson with reference to the errors, the matter to be afterwards referred to the Committee.—The Chair- man, dealing with Mr. Gibson's lease, brought forward copy of a resolution passed in June, 1897, by which it was decided to apply to the Local Government Board for advice as to procedure in the case of the lease of 38, Terrace Road, and that of a resolution passed by the Council to be rescinded. This was done, the application was made, and the Local Government Board refused to interfere.—Alderman Peter Jones and other members held that both these resolutions had been rescinded. Mr. Gibson's application had not been dealt with. A reply had not been sent, The Chairman thought a fre;h application should be sent in, but the other members held that there was no need for that. Eventually, Alderman Jones said in order to bring the thing to a head he would give notice that he would move at the next meeting that the matter be referred back to theCommittee. —This was agreed to. -The Chairman referred to an article in the Mr. Gibson's paper, in which he was accused of having made inaccurate statement. Mr. Gibson's paper reported him as having said that the application of Mr. Bickerstaff was re- ceived in June. What he said was that the appli- cation was on the agenda in June. Some of the papers had reported him correctly. Mr. Gibson was, therefore, wrong in the basis of his article throughout. The statements were utterly false. He defended himself from any accusation of being unfair to applicants, and said he was at all times anxious to carry out the duties to the satisfaction of everybody. Mr. Gibson's remark with reference to what had transpired in respect of 38 Terrace-road lease was also wrong as was proved by the resolution just read. He demanded that in common fairness Mr. Gibson should apologise next week.— Mr. Hopkins desired to bring forward a grievance about Miss Lewis' claim for damages to her property in Tanycae. He desired he said to show the committee that she had no claim, and could prove it.—The Chapman pointed out thet Miss Lewis application was not before them. It had certainly been referred to the committee, and when it came on Mr. Hopkins would have every opportunity of laying any facts before them. THE BIOORAPH.—During the week, several new and interesting pictures will be displayed by the grand biograph, at the Royal Pier Pavilion. BUSINESS—Next Saturday the Hotel West- minster. Bridge-street, will be closed for business the proprietress Mrs. Parry, being compelled to retire owing to failing health. The hotel has been carried on successfully for many years, and was well patronized during the past season,and had earned a high reputation. EVENING CLASSES AT BOARD SCHOOL.—An old pupil at the evening classes at the Board School calls attention in our correspondence column to the advantages which these classes offer. We would ask 0 r readers to do what they can to make the efforts of the Board in this direction a success. MORE ACCIDENTS.—On Tuesday evening a little girl, about six years of age, and daughter of Mr. E. Edwards, Northgatc-street, was knocked down by a coal waggon in Cambrian-street. She sus- tained considerable injury.—Mr. Lewis Jones, one of the carters in the employ of the Canibrain Railway Company, was the victim of an accident on Friday, whilst in the execution of his work in Mill-street, lie twisted his foot. and has since been unable to follow his occupation. A MIDNIGHT ALARM.—At a quarter past one on Wednesday morning, the crew of the lifeboat were summoned to their duties by a signal from the cannon. In a few minutes after there were a few people on the Terrace on the look out, and the few soon swelled to a crowd. Shortly after the lifeboat came upon the scene, and after a little difficulty was got safely on to the slip. Consider- able time, however, elapsed before it was got under weigh in the water. The heap of seaweed which the high tides had deposited on the slip proved a serious obstacle. Moving along from point to point on the Promenade the spectators failed to discover any sign or signa1 of distress on the water, and the boat returned from its errand of mercy without having seen any vessel. It was surmised at the time that the flash seen was that of a lightning. LITERATURE. We have had reason more than once (says the" Speaker,) to speak well of Dr. Hcrford's scholarly Everslev Shakespeare an association of names which certainly would have abashed the picturesque, energetic country parson who enriched imaginative romance with the novels of Hypatia and Westward Ho! The new volume of Dr. Herford's edition—it is the eighth, and there are to be ten—contains the plays of Julius Cicsar, Hamlet, and Othello. Tbe notes are admirable in thieir reticence as well as in their power to let day- light into obscure allusions. Dr. Herford's intro- ductions are written with a fine union of scholar- ship and courage, and strike the right note in critical discernment. This is a handy edition of Shakespeare, which we predict will long hold its own in the struggle for existence by reason of the in domitable vitality of its comments on an imperish- able text." SHOPPING is said to be a hobbv with the Venerable Emperor of Austria. Probably he is not the only one who finds pleasure in such a pursuit, for everybody from His Imperial Majesty down to the humblest cottager likes to make his own buying as well as possible, if not always wisely. There is a time for everything said the wise man; and when Solomon said there was time for buying, he perhaps had in view the division of labour which the modern economists say is so essential to success; he might also have had a prophetic glimpse of the half-holiday move- ment, for without a few afternoons" off" during the winter months our young friends at the shops cannot hope to find time to enjoy many a phase of life enumerated in the category of Ecclesiasties, and to improve matters they appeal to the public to do their shopping early on Wednesdays, so that they way hwe the fulladvanta e of the half-holiday. We can only add the hope that the public will pay heed to the appeal, and that the assistants will employ their leisure hours wisely and well. SALE OF FARMING STOCK.—On Tuesday, the 26th inst.. Messrs. Daniel, Son and Meredith, auctioneers, Aberystwith and Towyn. conducted an important and most successful sale of farming stock at Cwmere, Glandovey. There was an ex- traord y 1, attendancè of farmers and others, a-.iU excel: prices were obtained for the whole of Le extensive stock. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY. Before Messrs. Jno. Morgan, Edward Evans, and T. Griffiths. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.—Inspector Jno. Evans, R.S.P.C.A., brought a charge against John Jones, a servant at Frongoch farm, of having worked a horse on the 17th whilst in an unfit state. Evidence was given by P.O. Rowlands, and a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was imposed. TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET.—William Saunders, a baker's apprentice in the employ of Mr. T, C. Jenkins, Eagle House, was charged by Inspector Stanhope, of the Cambrian Railways Company, with having travelled on the line without a ticket on the 1st August. Mr. Muirhall prosecuted on behalf of the Cambrian Company. Evidence was given by Mr. Jno. Chittclaw, Moat-lane, to the effect that accused was found travelling from Aberystwith by the 9.35 a. m, train on his way to Mertliyr. When asked to produce his ticket it could not be found, and he subsequently admitted that he had not purchased one. In explanation Saunders said he was unwell and had been ordered by a doctor to go home to Dowlais, and having no money to buy a ticket he went without the needful. He was fined 10s. and costs. DRUNKENNESS.—Mary Lewis, Old Black Lion Inn, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for having been drunk in the streets on Sunday. ASSAULT.—Evan Daniel, desribed as a boatman, and living at Plascrug, was bronght before the Bench to answer a charge of having assaulted and beaten Robt. Irioin, labourer, Penangor, on Friday. The plaintiff alleged that Daniel met him near thA station and requested him to stand out and fight. He would not comply with his wish. and Daniel therefore got angry, took off his coat, and struck him repeatedly. The Bench considered the case a clear one against Daniel and severely rebuked him for his behaviour. He was also fined 10s. and costs. BATES IN AUUEAU.—'Margaret Smith, fishmonger, North Parade, was charged by Mr. R. Felix, rate collector, for refusing to pay the rates. The case was adjourned until Friday.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A RAIL- WAY PORTER. ACCUSED COMMITTED TO THE QUARTER SESSIONS. A voung man named John Edward Davies, of re- spectable appearance, was charged with stealing a large number of valuable articles—part of luggage belonging to various passengers who had lately trav- elled on the Cambrian line to Aberystwyth. The prisoner left the Army in June, and entered the ser- vice of the Company to assist in the extra traffic on the line during the summer months. For the best part of his time he was engaged at the Aberystwyth station in handling luggage, and sometimes lie took charge of the cloak room and left luggage office. Mr. Minshall appeared on behalf of the Cambrian Com- pany. Mr. W. J. Waterhouse, M.A., Science Master at the Tregaron County School, said he travelled with his family from Liverpool to Tregaron, on Friday, Sep- tember 15, and had with him as luggage two boxes and various packages The train was late reaching Aberystwyth and witness was told by a porter to hurry to the M. & M. train which was due to leave at 2.30 or he would miss it. He had no time to watch the luggage, which was fully addressed to Tregaron, but a porter promised to put them in the van. A box and two packages were omitted to be sent on were left behind on the Platform at Aberystwyth. W he received them the following morning he observed the luggage had been tampered with. He took them home and found a lady's watch and chain, a pair of razors, wearing apparel, and other articles were missing. He identified those produced as belonging to him. Mr. J. A. Thomas, stationmaster, sworn, said he noticed the luggage of Mr. Waterhouse on the Xo. 3 platform on Friday afternoon, Sept. 15. He made enquiry concerning it and found it was un- claimed. Thinking the owners had not reached Aberystwyth or had purposely left the lugguge on the platform it was allowed to remain there. Noticing the packages in the same place after the departure of the Manchester and Milford 6.30 p. m. train he had them brought to the cloak- room, where they were stored until Saturday morning, when they were forwarded to destination in response to an inquiry from the Tregaron agent. His sus- picions were arousedwhen complaints of damage were recei-red from the Manchester and Milford officials. Cross-examined by accused Cannot say which porter took luggage from platform to cloak-room, but believe Charles Williams, assistant foreman, was present at the time. Luggage was removed to cloak- room after departure of 6.30 train: Sergeant Phillips said that on Monday evening he in company with Constable Rowlands visited prisoner's lodgings in Northgate-street. When prisoner entered the house witness told him some property had been stolen from the station, and asked him to shew his bedroom and box. They visited the room, and the box having been unlocked several things were taken out. Amongst others two ties, cushion squares, etc., were found. The ladies watch with chain attached was in the accused's pockets, where also the missing purse was found. Davies was then charged with having stolen the property from the Cloak Room during the night of the 15th. In reply he denied having been in the Cloak Room that night. He was then taken into custody, and shortly after his arrival at the police station the prisoner said, "I want to help the police to find the property." He was requested not to say anything that would prejudice his case, but he continued to say that the missing pair of razors were at his mother's home at Four Crosses. Witness proceeded there on Tuesday, and the razors were handed to him by the prisoner's mother. The prisOIwr reserved his defence. Jane Jones, Ceredig Cottage, Llanbadarn road, deposed to having been at the Cambrian station on the 15th inst, having arrived there at 10-15 p.m. by a train from Edinburgh. She had as luggage a box, which was deposited in the cloak room over night. It was sound and intact when deposited, but when handed out the following morning the lock and cord were loose. The box was opened during the afternoon when there was missing a suit of clothes belonging to her husband and various articles altogether worth about £4 which were now produced.—Air. J. A. Thomas also gave evidence in this case.—Sergeant Phillips said that when searching Davies at 36, North- gate-street,hefoundhimwearing the 8uit of clothes belonging to Mrs. Jone's husband. He also found the other missing articles in his possession. On being charged with stealing the articles, prisoner said he had not been near the Cloak Room on the night in question.—Prisoner reserved his defence in this case also, alln lie was committed for trial to the Quarter Sessions to be held at Lampeter on 19th October.
O Holy Trinity Church. HARVEST FESTIVAL. The thanksgiving services for the late harvest were held at Holy Trinity Church on Friday and Sunday, September 22nd and 24th. The services were as follows :—Friday, at 8.30, the Rev. W. 1.1. Footman celebrated at the office of Holy Com- munion at 10^30 the Rev. W. LI. Footman read the service, and the Rev. Prebendary Williams took the Communion service, while an eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. T. T. Whittaker, of Stafford. At 7 the Vicar and Mr. Footman took the service, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. L. H. Evans, of Rhayad( r. The festival was continued on Sunday, when the preachers were the Rev. W. LI. Footman at 11 p.m., and Prebendary Williams at 6.30. Appropriate hymns and psalms were sung by the choir under the instruction of the well-known choir trainer, Mr. Richard James. The organ was taken by Miss Collins on Friday and Mr. T. A. Serjeant on Sunday. As is usual at Trinity, the sacred edifice was beautifully de- corated by the earnest church workers. The prominent colours had been decided to be red and white, and right pretty was the appearance of the church when lit up by gas: by the by, a little more of the latter would be welcome by some of the worshippers in the nave of the church. The following ladies and gentlemen decorated the different partsChancel: Mrs. Watkins, Stone- leigli; Miss Watkins, North Parade. Vases Miss Colby. Garregwen Miss Burt, Abergeldie House; Miss Jones, The Terrace Miss M. Williams, Great Dark Gate Street; Miss Thorp, Stanley Terrace, and Miss Gwen. Sarjeant. Gas Chandeliers The Misses Jones, Troedybryn. Choir Desks: Mr. J. Jenkin Jones. Communion Rails Mr. J. Watkins and Miss Watkins. Lectern Mrs. J. Watkins and Mrs. Sheraton. Pulpit: Mrs. J. Jenkin Jones, Mrs. Sheraton, Master J. R. Jones and Miss C. Sheraton, Font: Mrs. W. J. Watkins, Cartrefle, and Miss Svlvanus Williams, 40, North Parade. Amongst those who assisted the aboveand sent offerings were: Mrs. Adams, Llanbadarn Mrs. Atwood, Bromley Honse; Miss Burt, Abergeldie; Mr. and Mrs. Colby, Garregwen Miss Evans, 3, Gogerddan Cottages Mrs. and Miss Fear, Lurline House Miss Green. Llywel Vicarage; Miss L. Griffiths, 7, Gogerddan Cottages; Miss Griffiths, Eddleton House; Mrs. Griffiths, Greenfields; Mrs. Hughes, Sefton House; Miss James 59, Terrace the Misses Jenkins, Llangasty Vicarage; Mrs. Jenkin Jones, Primrose House; Mrs. Jones, 16, Terrace; Mrs. Jones, Troedybryn Miss Lewis, Ivy House; Miss Michael, Stanley Road; Mrs. Mills, Wye Villa; Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Thespian-street; Miss Osmotherly, 43, Terrace; Mrs. John Owen. Caradog Road Mrs and Miss Payne, Barracks; Mrs, and Miss Peake, Bath-strec' Mrs. Price, Crystal Palace; Mrs. Grismond Phillips, Carmarthen; Mrs. Purton, North Pai .de; Mrs. Sarjeant, Fair View; Miss Saycell, Great Darkgate-street; Mrs Sheraton, Tanycoed Mrs Stephenson, 44, Bridge-street; the Misses Tearne, Sunny Bank the Misses Thorp, Stanley Terrace the Misses Tompson, Llanbadarn Miss Watkins, North Parade, Mrs. J. Watkins, Stoneleigh; Mrs. W. J. Watkins, Cartrefle; Mrs. and Miss Williams, Great Darkgate-street; Mrs. Williams, 11, Gogerddan Cottages Mrs. and Miss Sylvanus Williams, 40, North Parade.
COAL TRADE TROUBLES. A conference took place at Cardiff on Monday between the coalowners representatives and the Colliery Thigincmen's Society with regard to notices given by 800 men in Monmouthshire, in pursuance of a demand for higher wages and shorter hours. These notices expire next Saturday and if the enginerncn cease work 20,000 colliers will be stopped.
Death cf Colors! Williams, Ffpnon Caradog. We regret to announce the death of Colonel Williams, of Ffynon Caradog, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at his residence. Colonel Williams was in Aberystwyth last week, and was out as usual a few days ago, and the news of his sudden death came as a surprise, and was received with every token of regret by his numerous friends and acquaintances. The deceased was the eldest son of Captain Matthew D. Williams of Cwm. The family of Cwm came of a very old and high esteemed stock, and wielded considerable influence. Colonel Williams had several brothers, all of whom are now dead, "xcepting Mr. Lewis Williams of Abermaide. After the death of his father. Colonel Williams removed to Wallog, and afterwards to Ffynon Caradog. He was educated aL Oxford, where be took his degree. He qualified as a magistrate on the 8th of April, 1856, and sat at Trerddol until his appointment as est a «• agent to Sir Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan, a post which he held for many years. He also filled the important offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Sheriff for the County of Cardigan. He was married to Miss Checklaw, of Ashton-under-Lyne, who, with a son and daughter, survive him.
TREGARON. GARDENING.—Mr. Thomas Evans, Albion House, has grown a vegetable marrow, weighing 201bs in his own garden. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.—The members of the Welsh Calvinistic Sunday School took their trip to the seaside at Aberystwyth last Thursday in splendid weather, in the midst of prevailing wet days. This Sunday School numbers about 200 scholars and teachers, and is in a flourishing condi- tion, the superintendents this year being Mr. John Jenkins, draper, and Mr. D. Jones, London House, The train started from Tregaron at 8.30 a.m.. and arrived at Aberystwyth safely about 10. At 12 o'clock they all met at the Progress Hall, Mill- street, where they partook of tea and cake (" bara britb "), which was supplied from Messrs. Peek Frean & Co., London, through Mr. J. Evans, Albion House, after satisfying themselves with tea and cake they dispersed around the town, returning to Tregaron about 7.30 after a thoroughly enjoyable day. èOUTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. The new session commenced on Tuesday, the 19th inst. The numbers in attendance so far arc in excess of last year, and are still increasing. The schedule of the Central Welsh Board is of a satisfactory nature. Marked progress has been made in English composition, always one of the most difficult subjects in a Welsh speaking district. Further particulars as to distinctions may be expected in a later issue, as the detailed results are due on the 29th of this month. In view of the fact that the Senior Certificate of the Board is equivalent to matriculation in the University of Wales, in the appropriate subjects, it is gratifying to note that this standard has been successfully reached. Taken in connection with the considera- tion that, on large classes, the passes in Science at the recent examinations of the Science and Art department averaged all round between 70 and 80 per cent., it is evident that much good and steady work has been done by staff and pupils during the past year. PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY. Present—D. J. Williams (Chairman), Drs. Lloyd and Morgan, Rev. J. R. Davies, D. Davies, and Thomas Davies, Esqrs. REFUSING TO PAY RATES.—David Rowlands. Llwyngefio, was charged by John James, Assistant Overseer, with refusing to pay rates to the amount of £4 18s. 9id" on September 2nd.—Settled. ASSAULT CASE.—Herbert Jones, Fron Villa, was charged by William Edwards, Penuweh, Llan- ddewi Brefi, with assault and beating complainant at Llanddewi Brefi on August 24th. Both were bound over in the sum of £10 to keep the peace for six months, and Herbert Jones to pay costs. CARRYING A GUN WITHOUT A LICENSE.— Edward Ishmael, Tanygors, Ysbytty Ystwyth, was charged by Thomas Cruiksbank, Aberystwyth, with carrying a gun without a license at the parish of Ysbytty Ystwyth on August 23rd. Defendant ad- mitted the offence. Fined 10s. including costs. TRESPASSING,—William Morgan, Gwarcwm, was charged by Thomas Hopkins, Nantbyr, with trespassing in search of game in the day-time at Cilrneddi Gwnnws, on September 6th. Fined 10s. and costs, and allowed a month to pay. SCHOOL C ASE.—David Davies, Pencefn; John Williams, Bwlchffin Richard Evans, Tynewydd and Morgan Morgan, Esgair, were charged by- David Thomas, Cambrian House, School Boaid Clerk, with neglecting to send their children to school. All the cases were dismissed, and they were ordered to send the children to school in future. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—TUESEAY. Present—Messrs. H. Herbert (chairman), D. Davies, D. J. Williams, R. Evans, R. James, R. Jones, W. Rees, John Jones, Lewis Oliver, Peter Davies, J. Owens, Evan Evans, Thomas Edwards, and Rev. T. R. Morgan, Messrs. J. Lloyd (clerk), Rees Rowlands (relieving officer), and M. Morgan (master). STATISTICS. Statistics per Rees Rowlands ending 12th week of Michaelmas Quarter, 26 corresponding last year, 29; 13th week27, corresponding 29. Out-door relief for 12th week £20 713" corresponding £19 15s last year; 13th week £20 2s., corresponding £19 16s. to same week last year. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was received from the Llaneily Guardians asking if this Board would accept the chargability of Margaret Davies, late domestic servant with Mrs. Rowlands, Railway Hotel, without removing her from Llanellv. She has been under their charge since March. The Guardians were unable to trace her out, and appointed Mr. Rees Evans to visit Mrs. Rowlands with regard to the above named Margaret Davies. Mr. Rees Evans visited Mrs. Rowlands, who stated that she had no knowledge of the person. TENDERS. Several tenders were received for provisions, and the contracts were let as follows:—Butter, J. Williams, Pontargamddwr; beef, Mr. Jenkins, Aberystwyth; drapery (divided), T. Evans and J. Jenkins flour, Walter Jones; boots and shoes (divided), C. Davies and D. Jones. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Mr. D. Davies, chairman, presiding. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. TREGARON WATER SUPPLY. The Inspector made a short statement on this matter. He stated that the quantity of water had decreased since his first visit.—Dr. Lloyd stated that when he and the Inspector visited the Galdre spring the Inspector said that the spring had less water that time than on his first visit. He spoke to an old inhabitant who stated that he remembered the spring dried up for two summers, and he (Dr. Lloyd) thought such an occurrence would make it very awkward. As to making a resorvoir at this place he thought that if a flood occurred it would carry rubbish into it.—On the proposition of the Rev. J. R. Morgan, seconded by Mr. R. Jones, it was proposed that the committee should re- consider the matter. DRAINAGE AT SWYDDFFYNON. Messrs. Charles Jenkins, E. Evans, Rev. J. R. Morgan, and the Inspector were appointed to visit the drain pipe and to report to the next meeting. WORKMEN'S BILLS, ETC. The Clerk stated that the Auditor had written to him about the workmen's books, and that each workman should keep a record of what he was doing, and that the two Inspectors should keep reports.—-Mr. D. Jones proposed, and Mr. Lewis Oliver seconded, that a committee be appointed to look over the workmen's bills, and to consider if the books now recommended were necessary; and Messrs. R. Jones, William Jones, Lewis Oliver, and Rev. T. R. Morgan, were appointed for the upper division, and Messrs. H. Herberts, R. James, D. Davies, Peter Davies, and D. S. Williams, for the lower division.