NOTICE.—This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour ? These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light.
Be rigid to yourself, and gentle to others. CONFUOirS That which thou blamest in another, do it not thyself. THALKS. if Don't waste time on doubt and fears. Spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the performance of this day's duties will be the best separation for the days or ages, that follow it. EMERSON. I » Do noble things, not dream them, all day long and so make life, death, and that vast for ever one grand, sweet song. KINGSLEY. Keep to the right, and keep moving through life; Remember, there's nothing so needless as strife. Xt Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. BLAKE. .>
II God Speed the Time. Hurrah for the spade that digs the soil, Where the sturdy labouring sons of toil Sow the precious grain, which they trust will yield A rich reward in the harvest field, When the corn is ripe, and the reaper's hand Is wielding the sickle o'er all the land. Then hurrah for the spade, and the worker, too, For a noble work it is their's to do, God speed the time when the sword and gun Shall be laid down and their task be done; And men shall learn it is better to wield j The spade, than the sword on the battlefield.
Underneath all, Individuals." The working people, whom we lump together into a kind of dim compendious unity, monstrous but dim, far off, as the canaille, or more humanely as the masses. Masses indeed, and yet if thou follow them into their cellars, into their clay hovels, into their garrets, the masses consist all of units, every unit of whom has his own heart and sorrow, stands covered there with his own skin, and if you prick him he will bleed. 0 purple Sovereignty, Holiness, Ilevereiice-what a thought: that every unit of these masses is a man, even as thou thyself art; struggling, with vision or with blindness, for his infinite kingdom, with a spark of the Divinity, an immortal soul in him. CARLYLE.
Working Men and Politics. Politics is a game of lying accusations and im- possible promises; the accusations make you angry, the promises make you hopeful. But you get nothing in the long run, and you never will because, promise what they may, it is not laws or measures that will improve our lot; it is by our own resolution that it shall be improved. Hold out your hands and take the things that are offered you. Everything is yours if you like to have it. With you is the sceptre and the ccown; you sit upon the throne; and when you -i&ow how to reign you shall reign as never yet iing was known to reign. But first, find out what you want. W. BESANT. «»
An Egotistic Age This. We live in an age of self-importance, sustained and promoted by methods unknown to the simple minds of our ancestors. The interviewer and the recorder of social gossip have artfully created a daily want which they themselves supply. If A., the millionaire, adds an acre to his estate, we luwertain the price paid for it almost as soon as he does. We could pass a creditable examination upon the habits of Z, the essayist, during working hours; we are thrice familiar with the arrange- ment of his furniture, and have even learned what pen he uses. The harm in dwelling upon these things is not at first apparent, since we burn to know them. This weakness of mind induces the belief that our friends are eager for similar details about ourselves, and as a natural consequence, when it is our cue to talk the personal ijwuxm«-uive I does not lack advancement. Egotism, spoken and written, is the fashion as well as the failure of our waning day. —SCRlBNEir .»
Reflections on War. What a scene must a field of battle present, *w)ig £ e thousands are left without assistance and without pity, with their wounds exposed to the piercing air, while the blood freezing as it flows binds them to the earth, amidst the trampling of horses and the insults of an enraged foe If they are spared by the humanity of the enCtny, and carried from the field, it is but a prolongation of torment. Conveyed in uneasy vehicles, often to remote distance, through roads almost impassable, they are lodged in ill-prepared receptacles for the Wounded and the sick, where the very distress baffles all the (fforts of humanity and skill and renders it impossible to give to each the attention he demands. Far from their native home, no tender assiduities of friendship, no well-known Voice, no wife or mother or sister is near to soothe their sorrows, or relieve their thirst or close their 4-lyes in death. V HALL.
Man's Innate Pugnacity. We are told in Scripture that if a man invites us to go a mile with him we are to go with him twain. Why? Not for fear of him, certainly; but perhaps because that is the wisest way in the long run. If we run against a post we don't beat it, however much it may have hurt us; but if a man runs up against us it makes us angry. The principle of resistance comes forcibly into our minds. The impact of man against post is merely & case of matter opposed to matter but when it is man against man the opposition is of spirit to spirit. Children will kick the post that they have run against. Savages find matter for blows in incidents which civilized people pass easily over. Refined people of good sense and good manners dodge with a bow and a smile possibilities of difference in which their neighbours of a- less per- fect philosophy find occasion for squabbling. The tendency of progress is all in the direction of peace. Perhaps, after all, that remorse that follows unimproved chances of self-assertion is merely one of the throes of a savage instinct that dies hard. SCRIBNEK. J
Work and Health. That man was born to live by the sweat of his ;brow is a figure of speech, the truthfulness of which remains as perfect now as on the day when it was first spoken. Who tries to break that law wrestles with all the forces of nature, and is brought foolishly prostrate. I will lay up," says the foolish man, "so much wealth out of the present that my children and children's children shall never require to work. They, at all events, shall not be sons and daughters of toil." Under the influence of this sentiment some men work i under such obedience to natural rule that they themselves die in the middle stages of their life. They would wonder if they could see the folly of ^the sacrifice. To work for his own health and means of subsistence; to work for this from the 'first working times until the close of life to work for those who are young and dependent upon him until they, too, can work as he has done for health and life; to work a little in advance for those of his who may continue to demand from their own weakness more care and aid-these are true duties belonging to every man. Pressed far beyond this bound, the effort becomes unj ust, and injustice in natural things has its certain rectification. The law is absolute. Man shall live by the sweat of .his brow. DR. RICHARDSON.
I Government Inquiry at Barmouth. COMPLETION OF WATER WORKS SCHEME. On Friday last Mr. H. P. Boulnois, M Inst. C.E., an inspector of the Local Government Board, con- ducted a pubiic inquiry at the District Council Office, relative to the application of the Council for sanction to borrow certain sums of money necessary for the completion of the water works scheme authorised some years ago. There were present the Mayor, Rev. Gwynoro Davies (chairman of the Council), Councillors Owen Williams, 0. W. Morris, Edward Williams, W. J. Morris, Evan Richards and David Davies, Messrs B. J. Allsop, G. W. I'Ybus,oEdArin Blakey, J. Kynoch, W. George (clerk to the Council), J. Adams (surveyor), Owen Jones (assistant clerk), and W. Davies (representing the late Mr. Thomas Roberts, the Council's engineer). Mr. W. George, in submitting the Council's application, stated that the rateable value of the district- in August, 1895, was £ 9,156 14s 6d. At the present time it was £10,784, while there were additional houses in course of erection the assess- able value of which would be about C450, bringing the total up to £ 11,234. The resident population in 1895 was 2,500, and at the present time it \va<2,700, but there was a large influx of visitors t" the town during the summer months. The present application was made under section 58 of the Barmouth Local Board Act, 1891. which stated as follows :—" The Local Board may, from time to time, independent of any other borrowing powirs, borrow on interest for the following pur- poses-For the construction of waterworks by this Act authorised, and for the purchase of land, water rights, and other purposes of'their undertaking incidental thereto; such sums as they may think fit, not exceeding in the whole £ 20,000, and with the consent of the Local Government Board any further sums not exceeding £ 5,000: and secondly, for the payment of costs provided by this Act. And the Local Government Board may mortgage the district fund and general district rate, and the revenue of their water undertaking to secure the repayment of the monies borrowed with interest." Mr George explained that the figure of £ 20,000 was evidently based on the Parliamentary estimate when the Bill was presented in the Session of 1890. These figures were made up as follows :—For the construction of the works, £ 16.315; compensation, £ 1,685 costs, £ 2,000; total, £ 20,000. Everyone of these items had been considerably exceeded, and the Local Government Board had already been satisfied that that was so up to a certain point. When Mr Bretclarke conducted an inquiry in August, 1895, in connection with the Council's application for leave to borrow the F,5,000 men- tioned in section 58 over and above the Z20,000, there had already been actually expended at that time P,19,997 3s 6d—practically -220,000, and the works had not then been completed. In explanation of this, Mr. George said that after the Act was passed on the 13th July, 1891, the late Local Board invited tenders for the work and got tenders, but they took the construc- tion of the works upon themselves, and did not let it out by contract, They started the work in June or July, 1893, and went on for a time, but they soon found that they could not finish the work with the money they had borrowed. The Economic Insurance Society had promised to advance £ 20.000 and they actually advanced kl7,000 odd. They refused however, to advance the balance of £3,000 without being satisfied that the E17,000 had been properly expended, and so the works came to a standstill in October 1894. Shortly after that the Local Government Act came into operation, and the Local Board was formed into the Urban Council. At the election then held the great question raised was that of the construction of the waterworks and the ratepayers elected an en- tirely new set of men with one exception Enquiries were then made into the. administration of the £ 17.000 already spent, and it was soon found out that the works could not be completed at anything like the figiue originally contemplated. An applica- tion was then made to the Local Government Board for leave to borrow the additional £ 5,000. Of course, as the thing then stood it was a serious loss to the town. The Z17,000 was lying idle, and the ratepayers had to pay the instalments of principal and interest, without receiving any benefit from the scheme. In August, 1895, it was hoped that with the additional £5,000 the town would be able to complete the scheme, but since then fresh bills and claims had come in, which had to be settled, so that they now found that it would be impossible to finish the works in accordance with the original plans without getting an additional loan of from £ 4,000 to £ 5,000. Up to the present moment there had been spent in partly completing the works—in connecting the new line of pipes from the waterworks at Bodlyn with the old line of pipes at Ceilwart, and so bringing the water from the lake to the town—a sum of L27,815, the details fo which were given on the statement produced. They would now have to spend in relaying pipes in town an estimated sum of L800, in order to com- plete the scheme. Then there were some out- standing claims, compensation, valuers' lees, and engineers' fees, which were put down at £ 100. According to the original scheme a care- taker's house would have to be built at the reservoir, and the cost of that was estimated at £150. So this had to be added to the £ 27,815 already spent, making Z28,000 odd. The amount they had borrowed under the Act was P,25,000, so it would be seen that they were short of something like P,4,000 already. c The Inspector: Short of P,3,865 by me. Mr. George: Yes, £4,000 in round numbers. Proceeding, Mr. George said it was part of the original scheme that a fish path should be con- structed at. the lake. This was found to be rather an expensive work, and he thought it was of no real utility to anybody. So the fish path had not been constructed, and no one so far had raised any difficulty on that point. But it might very well be within the power of some of the landowners and persons interested, if they were so minded, to compel the Council at some future date to con- struct that fish path in accordance with the original scheme. So it was the duty of the Council, he submitted, to be prepared for contingencies, of which that was an instance. The Inspector What was the estimated cost of that ? The Clerk That is one of the difficulties owing to the death of the engineer. But I understand it is a considerable sum. Mr. G. W. Pibus The amount is over £ 3,000. The Inspector: But I suppose it was inserted in the Bill for some important reason of which we are not acquainted at the present time. The Clerk: It was for the protection of'the fish, I think. The Inspector: Is it mentioned in the bill ? The Clerk: Yes, it is. Mr. Pybus said when the Local Government Board held the inquiry, the Inspector stated that in his opinion it was not necessary. There was nothing to prevent private ownership insisting upon it, and that was one reason why they asked for more than they wanted at the present moment. They did uuL. want to trouble the Local Government Board, nor incur the expense of anotner inquiry. They were asking for the P,10,000, but the fact that they had the power to borrow this money did not mean that they would spend it. They were only putting it there now so as to obviate the necessity of another application to Parliament, should it be found absolutely necessary to spend the money. The Inspector I understand that the whole of the E10,000 is for water purposes only 7 The Clerk replied in the affirmative. Proceed- ing to deal generally with the application, Mr. George said the scheme had been sanctioned by Parliament. It was not necessary, therefore, to convince the Local Government Board or Parlia- ment that the scheme was a good one, and that day it was only a question of ways and means as to carrying it out. Another point was this. It was absolutely essential that this work should be done if they were to get the benefit of the scheme. The new scheme had really only been brought to within a mi^ or so of the town, and from that point to the further lend of the town it was a distance of two miles. The old pipes were much too small to carry the water from the lake, not being strong enough for the pressure. The Inspector enquired whether there was any outstanding loan § on these old pipes which they proposed to substitute. Mr. Pybus replied that there was, but this had been consolidated with several other large loans. The Inspector said the Local Government Board would not allow them to borrow twice over for the same works. Mr. Pybus explained that the present application was not in respect of the old scheme, but the new scheme sanctioned by the Act of 1891. The Inspector said if the old pipes had loans out- standing upon them, he did not think the Board would give them power to borrow for the new pipes. Mr. O. W. Morris pointed out that in the engin- eer's scheme the old pipe line would be laid down, and the new line would be distinct from that. The Inspector I shall have to report to the Board that there is an outstanding loan. The Clerk further informed the Inspector that the old pipes were not sufficiently large to carry a full flow of water, and owing to this there was a scarcity in some parts of the town last summer. The new scheme, when completed, would bring in a larger revenue to the town. They had an offer from the Cambrian Railway Company who wanted them to provide their engines with water, for which they would be willing to enter into a con- tract with them to pay £37 10s. per annum. They did not feel it safe for them at the present time to do that, because they had not got sufficient supply for domestic purposes with the present pipes. There were others who would like to get water from them for motive power and other things, but they had to refuse because they feared running any risks. It was also satisfactory to note that Bar- mouth was making progress every year, and that they had made substantial progress lsince the con- struction of these waterworks. The health of the town also bore a high reputation, and according to the statistics of the county medical officer of health for 1898, it had the lowest death-rate of any town in the county, viz., 11'2 per thousand of the population. And the consequence of this satis- factory state of things was that there was a considerable influx of visitors to the place, and it was of the utmost importance to the town that the water supply should be attended to. The Inspector: Are you getting the benefit of ¡he water now 1 The Clerk Not the full benefit. The new pipes only come down as far as Ceilwart, where they are joined on to the old ones. Mr Pybus pointed out that the present pipes passing "through the town were 4 inch pipes, and that the pipes which it was proposed to substitute were 5 inch. The old ones were so old and corroded, that it was absolutely necessary to lay new ones. The P ev. Gwynoro Davies informed the Inspector that the old pipes would not be disturbed, but would be used for flushing purposes. Referring to a remark made by the Clerk as to scarcity of water in the town, Mr. B. J. Allsop said as far as he was concerned last summer he had an abundance of magnificent pure water. The Clerk said nis remark applied only to certain parts of the town. The houses were built upon the rock, and the pressure was not sufficient to take the water there. Referring to the item of P,6,000 for compensation. 2\1 r. George said the amount first estimated was only £ 1.685. but. they had to pay Mr. Ansell £3,000 for his rights in the lake. There was also a strong feeling that they should get the work done as soon as possible, before the summer season commenced. The Inspector: As far as I am concerned, my report will go in next week, and then the Board will decide on that. Mr. B. J. Allsop, as one of the largest ratepayers in the town, urged the necessity of the scheme. Although he bad not suffered from want of water, I- he knew it was the case in the higher portions of the town. and he thought to be short of water would do the town a serious injury. All right- minded people would be of opinion that this was absolutely necessary, and he was not one of those pessimists who said that the scheme was dear. He thought it was cheap, and would like to buy it at the price to-morrow (laughter). Rev. Gwynoro Davies said he regretted it had not been possible to include the other part of the application in this inquiry, viz., the extension of of tb sewerage. They felt very much on that account, and it hampered very considerably the progress of the place in the way of erecting new houses in the direction of Harlech. The Inspector had seen that there was a good deal of vitality in the town in public affairs, but they were hampered considerably in not being able to carry out im- portant improvements. If the inspector would use his influence to push on these matters they would be greatly obliged. The Inspector said it was not in his power to do so, but if he could do anything to expedite matters he would willingly do it. The Rev. Gwynoro Davies then proposed a vote of thanks to the Inspector for the courteous and patient way he had conducted the inquiry. He had been led to believe that Government inspectors were institutions that carried terror and com- motion wherever they went, but his experience that day proved that such was not the case. Mr. Allsop, in seconding, said he had attended many of these inquiries, and he bad always found the Government Inspectors courteous and nice. They had always had all they asked for, although they might have deserved a little slating some- times. Rev. Gwynoro Davies remarked that although the attendance of ratepayers there that day was small, still they had the largest ratepayers in the town present. The Inspector, replying to the vote of thanks, p I said as far as Local Government Board Inspectors were concerned, he only represented the usual type, and they all tried to carry on their business in the most courteous manner possible. They were only the terror of evil-doers (laughter). So long as public bodies did their work properly they were satisfied. He desired to thank the Clerk for the exceedingly clear light he had laid the application before him. The inquiry then terminated.
North Cardiganshire Monthly Meeting. A meeting of the above was held on the 16th ult, at the Presbyterian Chapel, Bath-street, Aberyst- wyth, under the presidency of the Rev. J. C. Evans, while the duties of secretary were performed by the Rev. D. Caron Jones. There was a large num- ber of delegates present, representing the different chapels within the sphere of the Monthly Meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. The committee that visited Capel Sion re- ported that they had successfully carried out the work given them at the last meeting; a hearty vote of thanks to them was unanimously passed, and the meeting rejoiced to hear that the dispute had been brought to such a satisfactory termination. A letter of transfer was granted to Mr. W. H. Davies to the South Cardiganshire Monthly Meet- ing, as he has been appointed pastor of Pontsaeson church. Mr. William Thomas, Shiloh, called attention to the financial state of the Monthly Meeting; this matter was referred to the Finance Committee to consider, and bring a report to the next meeeting. In accordance with the notice of motion given at a prev- ious meeting, the Temperance secretary, the Rev. W. G. Harris, reported the number of mem- bers that have signed their names on the pledge book; after some discussion it was resolved that the secretary should inform every member who has not entered his name and that the list shall be publicly read out at a future meeting. The following persons were appointed delegates to the different Associations during the year- Rev. J. Bowen, J. Joel, Thomas Jenkins, Messrs. J. Jones, Tabor D. Jenkins, Taliesin and Daniel Thomas, Aberystwyth. May, Revs. J. E. Roberts, D. Morgan, T. M. Jones, Messrs. Evan Evans, Lledrod; D. Jenkins, Mus: Bac., and Thos. Jones, J.P., Penllwyn. August, Revs. D. R. Williams, J. C. Evans, W. G. Harries, Messrs. D. Lloyd, Salem; Wm. Thomas, and T. Powell, Tri- sant. October, Revs. D. Caron Jones, Hugh Roberts, William Jones; Messrs. Johu Morris, W. Evans, Ponterwyd; and Rowland Morgan. Mr. David Lloyd, Portland-street, was appointed auditor for the next two years. It was resolved that Llyth- yrau Ordeinio" (Ordination Papers) be sent to the different churches this year. The minutes are to appear this year as usual in the Goleuad and Baner.' The state of the cause at Bath- street was reported to the meeting; the statistics showed that this church, as far as outward cir- cumstances are concerned, is in a most flourishing condition. Owing to the removal of the Rev. R. Hughes, B.A., to Bournemouth, they are at present without a pastor, but are looking out for a suit- able man to fill the vacancy. The following were appointed a committee to enquire into the state of the English cause at Borth and report at the next n-ieeting :-Revs. T. Levi, J. C. Evans, D. Caron Jones, Messrs. E. Edwards, M.A., Wm Thomas and two from the Presbyterian Chapel, Aberystwyth. The Rev. J. Bowen submitted the report of the Drysorfa Sirol the committee met at the Vestry Room, Bath Street, on Monday, the 15th, at 3 and 6 under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Owen. The collection towards this fund is higher this year than it has ever been. This is partly due to the energetic services of the secretary, who, during a long number of years has spared no effort in this direction; the collection has now reachtd to the brink of £ 200.—The report was adopted and con- firmed by the Monthly Meeting.—Mr. Thomas Owen also submitted the report of the Sunday School Committee; the annual Cymanfa is to be held this year at Libanus, Borth, on May 23rd.— This report was also confirmed.—The next meeting is to be held at Blaenplwyf. on March 8th and 9th, subject, Genesis xviii, 19.—Reference was made to the death of Messrs E. Ellis, Little Darkgate street, a deacon of the English Chapel and Thomas Jonee a deacon at Elim; the Secretary was directed to write a letter of condolence to the bereaved relatives; also to Messrs William James, Pwllcen- awon, Penllwyn, and William Jones, Brontrisant, Trisant, in their illness.—In the evening a church meeting was held, subject-" The place of ritual in our public worship," and on Wednesday evening the Rev. J. Cynddylan Jones, D.D., Whitchurch, preached an able and eloquent sermon.
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Is now receiving a large Stock of WINTER GOODS OF THE LATEST STYLES IN THE GREATEST VARIETY. WEDDING AND MOURNING ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT has been recently opened on the Premises. Photographs of all kinds taken on hortest notice. STEPHEN VAUGHAN DAYIES, ^ORN FLOCR, AND J~>ROYISION jy £ ERCHANT, LAMPETER. THE Finest Te Man Brith that can be procured for Is. 4d. per lb. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Brith Stephen ls. 10d. with its marvellous, flavour and Superb Quality, has sprung with a bound into bet highest in public flavour. Hotels. BRYNAWEL PRIVATE HOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION FOR SEVENTY VISITORS. p"vat« Hiis situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- rupted view of Ye Olde Druid Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding countrv. Built with all Dr°aiwIS^0VemT"tS audc„Perfe« sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and 1 pS" Private Sitting Rooms (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquet, and Bowling Green. I ine South aspect. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. Bowen Davis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. &- MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. GWALIA HOTEL, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. rTH?^vnAvf T}?F Llandrindod "GWALIA'' is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE LONDON. It was started 1889 by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to be wS o^Sust year j"' W » t>'° «EW PHEMISES, which The situation of the "GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulphure, and Clialvbeate. Heating apparatus, good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms fram 3 Guineas per Week, or lb. 6d. per day. TPHIn™H°tel uS witb cTyer>" modern appliance, and contains Ooffe* anu Dining Rooms, Ladies J- Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred ESSTj. EleSity. °f 150 U'e PuMiC "IPrivaif Sitting itoo™ W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VI E HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH.. i(Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TA^LEi)'Ho.te' ?"30\ Board™g Terms from 2i Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Train*. Tariff on Application to the Manageress. meets an i ram*. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: M. A. REA. WATERLOO HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Cla s Family and Commercial Private Hotel and Boardiag Establishment, uatdd in the best part of the Town, facing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-funshod, bcintj now on« of the Largest and Most Comfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast. :PWECT SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. BATHs, BILLIAMDS, and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PRIVATE SITTINS ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOARD TERMS FROM 92: 2: 0 PER WEEK. BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, Proprietresses. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. rtSKBS C0K modem COOVUI11.ZK* and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light tpiete with every T. E. SALMON, Ph^TPTFIORc PENYPONT HOTEL, TALYLLyjS. POSTAL ADDRESS CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ABDRESS—ABERGYNOLWYN This Hotel, which is sitaate at the west end of the far-famed Lake Tourists, Tisitors and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges Gmides for Cader Idris. Posting. Lake and Rirer fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. RED LION IINTN-,G ABER,AY-TION. BY DAVID EVANS, AuiSNT FOR WORTHINGTON J. Co.'S, BURTON ALES, GUINESSES' STOUT, SCHWEPPS' MINERAL WATERS, PONIES FOR HIRE QUIET TO RIDJI AND DRIVE. THOMAS POWELL & ( Os. MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. HOME CCRED BACON, SMOKED AND PALE DRIED ENGLISH CURERS OF HOME CURED BACON X AND HAMS, STILTON, GLO'STER, AND AMERICAN CHEESE, FRESH MADE SAUSAGES /• H. W. GRIFFITH, t BOOT AND SHOE WAREHOUSE, 7, COLLEGE GREEN, TOWtYN, MER. Agent for the noted K and Cinderella Boots. E. L. ROWLANDS, FAMILY AND GENERAL GROCER, LIVERPOOL HOUSE, ABERDOVEY. Choice Selection of General Provisions and Italian Goods, etc., always in Stock. I CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. WEEK-END TICKETS are issued every FRIDAY and SATURDAY from all T, Ar V w. •one r- W in LONDON TO ABERDOVEY, ABERYST- WYTH, DOLGELLEY, AND BARMOUTH. Available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits) Monday, or Tuesday. For full particular see small hand bills. CHEAP WEEK END EXCURSION TICKETS ARE NOW ISSUED ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TO *Birmingham, Wolverhampton, *Walsall, Peter borough, *Leicester, *Derby, *Burton -on-Trent, *Staftord, "Coyentry, Manchester, Preston. Black- burn, Bolton, Leeds, Dewsburv. Huddersfield, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Wigan and Warrington FROM Oswestry, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, Montgomery, Welshpool, Newt-own, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey. Tuwyn. Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Portmadoc, Penrhyndeudraeth, Criccieth, and Pwiheli, Similar tickets are issued from Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdovev, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc, Criccieth. and Pwllheli to SHREWSBURY. ■"Tickets to these Stations are not issued from Welshpool. Passengers return OR the Monday or Tuesday following issue of ticket. THOUSAND-MILE TICKETS. The Cambrian Railways Company issue FIRST CLAS:, 1,000 and 500 MILE TICKETS, the coupons ot which enable the purchasers to travel between Stations on the Cambrian Railways during the period for which the tickets are available until the coupons are exhausted. The price of each is £5 5s Od 1,000 miles, and £2 17s 6d, 500 miles being about lid per mile. Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser and accompanied by a remittance, to Mr W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques to be made payable to the Cambrian Co. or order), from whom also books containing 100 certificates for authorising the use of the tickets by purcbaserar family, guests, or employees can be obtained, price 6d each book; remittance to accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager. Oswestry, March 1899. Business Notices. 1,1 — — 11 o DAVID MORGAN, DRAPERY AND MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT, 18, pIER STREET, A BERYSTWYTH. HOPKINS & SON, BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, ABERYSTWYTH. MARVELLOUS VALUE! WARM WINTER SHIRTS hftarv and medium weight, 2 for 5s.: Sample 2s. 9d. Choice selection of patterns and full price list sent post free, also WHITE LONGCLOTH Linen Front? and Square Wrists, 6 for 15s. Sample 2s. 9d. Send collar for fize. LINEN COLLARS, four-fold, any shape, 3s. 9d. per dozen. Orders delivered. Carriage Paid on receipt of remittance. FRANK YELL, SHIRT MANUFACTURLRR, 81, EFFRA ROAD, BRIXTON. LONDON. JOHN LLOYD & SONS, TOWN CRIERS, BILL POSTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, HAVE the largest number of most prominent Posting Stations in all parts of Aberystwyth and District. Having lately pvircha«<v! the business and stations of Aberystwyth Advertising and Genera Bill Posting Stations, they are able to take large contracts of every description. Over 100 Stations in the Town and District. Official Bill Posters to the Town and County Coun- cils, G.W.R. Co., Cambrian Railway Co., all the Auctioneers of the Town and District, and other Public Bodies. ARTISTIC AND COMMERCT AL I Printing. QUICKLY AND NEATLY DONE AT THE "Ilweisb teetfe" PRINTERIES, BRIDGE STREET (TOP OF GRAT'S IKN ROAD), ABERYSTWYTH. QHARGES jyj^ODERATE,