FOOTBALL. I |ABERYSTWYTH v. KNIGHTON. SEMI-FINAL OF THE SOTTH WALES CUP On Saturday last Abery^'v.-ytj; ^.iirneyed to Uuillh t. L~— with Kr.i<r''tori in ho semi-final round for the South Wales Cup. Aoer- ystwyth have entered on two or three previous ccasions for this competition, and have generadj won a place in the semi-final. On "i-- one ocea- sion, however, upon which they worJcea into the final they "scratched" the match, the long distance which had to be travelled to meet ♦TJopposing team. The team last Saturday was I. Pnrr*' V v-nJill. filM-l Whelan not being eligible to play. G-een also was an absentee, he having missed the train connection an absentee, he having missed the train connection from South Wales. Luckily, the thWl had some good substitutes to fall hack upon la tins match, Is in that at Rhayader for the fourth round or the Welsh Cut) the ground was thickly covered with enow and verv hard, and this j;.n "I a serious hindrance to a good exhibition o> g.irtie. The teams lined upas follows: Aberystwyth: Goal, Roose; backs, George F>:r, ami Joel Rowlands half-backs. D. M. I Defies, and W. Jones; forwards, 0. James Hanson, J. ri. Edwards (capt.), Hughes and Sparrow. Kmghton: Goal, Coleman: backs, H. Edwanl-and G Turner; half-backs, A. Davies, E. and Eeanmont; forwards. A. Owen, J. Evans..1. c., r. xurner, and Overton. Referee. rr. T. O i*ri:-o. Bauth: linesmen, Messrs A. R. Evans and Geo. Lewis, Builth. j. Abervstwyth won the toss, an-^e-.ec; •>< i to defend the town end goal. From the ff. Kiuahtun pressed and came near scoring ti "Ih G. Evans missing his kick when close to y -a:, and Roose nad to concede a corner to save. T!< • -ner was well placed, but Michael Evans cleared finely. Barson receiving the ball up the field, _pa^> l well on to Oswaldf who tricked the opposing 'ab. He then tackled the Knighton back, W.vas forced to concede a corner, which proved «THH ss. Sparrow was next prominent, but when in a na-e position he handled the ball, giving Knight, n a free kick. Again the seasiders came on. and were having much the best of matters. John H. nry pounced on the ball and passed well on (I Oswald, who quicklv returned. The capt? ia then smartly evaded several opponents, and a ram passed to Oswald. The latter being in a position put in a splendid shot, which secure. h- first goal for the seasiders. the Knighton custodian having no earthlv chance to prevent it. On the restart, Knighton caused Roose to handle, but their play was not dangerous. Operations ensued at midfield. where a foul was given against a Knighton player for handling. W.Jones placed the call wet 4n goal, and Turner, the Knighton baek, missing his kick, John Henry shot the ball into the net, thus securing No. 2 for Aberystwyth. Knighton in no wav disheartened, continued to play for all they were worth, but Rowlands and Roo.-e were nou to be beaten, and no further scoring was done during the initial half. HALF-TIME SCORE Aberystwyth Knighton On the re-start, both Sides put pterin Ol I ial)". and determination into their play. Oswald and Barson were conspicuous for some fine displays of combination, and the former sent in a shot which just grazed the cross bar. Had it been a shade lower, it would have meant another goal for Aber- ystwyth. as it would have been a matter of im- possibility for the custodian to have stopped it. Knighton then brightened up. and realising their eloomv position, redoubled their efforts, and frequent shots weie sent in to Roose, which he cleared calmly and effectually each time. receiving the well-merited applause of the spectators. Oswald and Barson again came into prominence, and the former was tripped within the 12 yards line. Strong appeals were made for a penalty kick. out the referee onlv allowed a foul. which was c leared. The ball was then sent up the fie'd, and several of the Knighton players having footed it, it was eventually passed to Overton, who scored a very doubtful goal, the seasiders contending that the player was off-side After this success, Knigh- ton asserted themselves in no mistaken way, in fact there was only one team in it, and that was not Aberystwyth. The stupendous efforts of Roose, however, kept the goal intact, and as he cleared shot after shot with unerring judgment, he drew forth the unstinted applause of the spectators. The game then ended in a narrow victory for Aoer- ystwvth. FINAL SCORE: G. Aberystwyth Knighton •*■ REMARKS.' Had Aberystwyth been able to turn out their full team, there would have been a (liffcrent tale to tell. Taking all things into consideration, however, the eleven which did duty last Saturday are to be con- gratulated upon their success. Sparrow bad the misfortune to smash his glasses when heading the ball 15 minutes from the start, and he was under a great disadvantage during the remainder of the game. John Henry, Barson, and Oswald were the pick of the forwards, and it was a treat to watch the combination of the two latter. They led Edwards, the Knighton back, a rare dance. Hughes, who was called in at the last moment to substitute Green, played as well as might be ex- pected. Unfortunately, Aberystwyth were not well served in their full back division, and as far as one of the players was concerned he might as well have been left at home for what good he was. Roose plaved a grand game, also Joel Edwards, while the three half backs were in splendid form, and more than held their own. ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY SCHOOL v. YSTRAD-MEURIG GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The above teams met on the ground of the for- mer to play the return match. Aberystwyth won the toss, and elected to play with the wind at their backs. Mr Fuller had charge of the whistle. Ystrad-Meurig kicked off, and at once brought the ball down to Aberystwyth goal, and pressed for a short time, but could not score on account of the County School's brilliant defence. G. Owen relieved with a huge kick, and passed to D. Jenkins, who in turn gave it to S. 0. Owen, then followed a bout of passing as a result of which S. O. Owen scored. From the centre kick-off Ytrad came towards the Aberystwyth goal, but were robbed, and G. D. Ellis passed to D. J. Jones, who sent across to E. W. Davies. and he. after a good run centred in, and D. J. Jones scored goal num- ber two. Soon afterwards Ystrad came down to Abervstwyth goal, but G. D. Ellis relieved, and sent to A. -Iforris, who gave to D. J. Jones, and from a pass from him S. 0. Owen scored again. Give and take play followed, and Aberystwyth forwards made strenuous efforts to score, but could not. Just before half-time Aberystwyth captain, shooting from the centre of the field, scored with a magnificent long shot. Half-time score, Aberyst- wyth—4, Ystrad—0. During the second half play I was rather more even, both goals being attached in turn. At last S. 0. Owen got the ball, and after a good dribble scored. Final score, Aberystwyth, five; Ystrad, nil.
LLANARTH. PREFERMENT.—His many friends will be glad to learn that the Rev. D. J. Jones, curate of Llan- arth, has received the appointment of assistant missionary in the Diocese of St. David s. Mr. Jones is a young man specially suited for the work, and is much respected by the inhabitants of Llanarth, amongst whom his departure will be greatly regretted. BLACKSMITH'S UNlo-The blacksmiths of Llanarth and district have recently met to consider the present situation in regard to the increase of the price of iron and coal. All the members were of opinion that in order to get a fair return for their labour the prices of work would have to be increased. The printed rules and prices of the Lampeter Blacksmiths' Union have been under consideration, and these have been favourably reported upon. This Union also decided to draw out a price list for adoption in the district, and this was presented to another meeting held at the Club Hall, Llanina Arms, on Saturday last, and approved of. PRESENTATION,—An interesting -meeting was recently held at Alderman Davies's Schools, Neath, when Mr. D. J. Davies, formerly of Llanarth, and for many years headmaster at Neath. received presentation which had been subscribed for by "old boys and other friends. It was felt amongst a number of former scholars that some token of their regard should be offered to their old master on his leaving Alderman Davies's Schools in order to take up the mastership at Melyn under the Neath School Board. The movement was heartily taken up with the result that a handsome illuminated address and a purse of gold were handed to Ir. Davies with many expressions of go, i will and friendship. The chair was taken by the Rev. A. F. Evans. rector. The following per- sons spoke in high terms of Mr. Davies's good qualities and abilities The Chairman, Alderman Edward Davies, J.P., Messrs. D. Davies, T. Price, H. Evans, F. Taylor, J. Phillips, F. H. Brunton, J. Gi Davies, B.A., Newton, P. Davies, T. Brown; and G. Jarvis.
Eglwysfach, Glandovey. A LNEw CATisF,A new cause is about to'be formed under the auspices of the Welsh Congre- gational denomination at this place. On Sunday week, Feb. 18th, inaugural services will be held at the Board School, upon which occasion the follow- ing eminent divines will preach:—Rev. J. C. Jones, Llanfyllin, on behalf of the Montgomeryshire Congregational Union; the Rev. R. E. Jones, Talybont; and the Rev E. Wnion Evans, Derwenlas. There arc evident signs that tfie new cause will be A success.
ABERAYRON. OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. Mary Davies, late of the New Black Lion, one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, who passed away on Sunday at her residence in Victoria-street. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—Whilst Mr. Dewhirst, chemistry master at the Intermediate School, was mixing up ol.wi.icals preparatory to hisle^ture at the Debating Society, they suddenly exploded, injuring his face and breaking his spectacles. We are glad to say he is rapidly recovering. VOLUNTEERS.—Almost every town or other is making some sort of a move in raising a volunteer corps. The usual lack of enterprise keeps Aber- ayron in the cold. WATERWORKS.—These are again at a stop; the trench dug; the water got: and the Aberayron Urban Council are satisfied. Surely some move will be made in the sweet bye and bye." INVALIDED.—An Aberayron soldier who should have been in South Africa has been invalided home from Hongkong to Woolwich Hospital. He is private William Davies, A Company, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. THE INFLUENZA.—This scourge still rages with all its severeness, and something like 20 per cent. of the inhabitants are victims. We are pleased to find lr. J. H. Jones has recovered and took his fi seat at the last Urban Council. BRITISH SCHOOL.—The yearly report on the ex- amina; ion of this school came last week, and as usual was found to be up to the mark. Much praise is due to the headmaster, Mr. J. R. Davies, for the disciplined manner in which the school is conducted. At the foot of the report were also the remarks that the singing was good and the sewing deserves praise. CAF!S CHANTANTS have recently been held with very fair success, but it is well known that when the proceeds go to the Church the Nonconformists will-not attend, and vice versa. Perhaps they will accept my humble proposition to have a cafe chant-, ant in aid of our brave Tommies now serving in Africa, when both will be satisfied, and there are none who can doubt that the cause is not a just- one.—" A Son of Mars." A SU, GGEST Pedestrian writes I beg to draw attention to the lack of seats around Aber- ayron. The scenery around this town is some of the finest in Wales. But to enjoy scenery one ought to sit down instead of having to keep continually on the tramp. Why not put half-a-dozen seats up as far as Llanayron and another half-dozen up Alltvgraig as far as the top of the College Pool. The tourist or "tripper" could then enjoy the beautiful scenery, watch the anglers fishing, and rest his weary limbs at the same time." RUER.-On Thursday last the champion runner Spider performed an unusual feat in the town- running 51 miles in half-an-hour. It soon trans- pired that the "Spider" had undertaken to run the long distance of eleven miles in one hour. Long before the appointed time the "streets were lined with crowds of anxious spectators, old and young, and it was evident that the sporting blood of Aberavron had not yet ceased to run. Punctu- ally at 4-30 the Spider appeared, and commenced running round and round the outside of the cycle track, a fine piece of ground in the centre of the town. The Spider was in grand form, starting off with a steady swinging stride. He covered the first mile well within 5 minutes, and the second in "6, the third in 5 minutes, and so on. After com- pleting some nineteen odd rounds, which came to a little over five and a half miles, well within the first half hour, he evidently did not think the game worth the candle, or in other words the amount of money received worth the trouble of running for, so he finished up. We have not the slightest doubt that had he continued running he could easily have covered the distance in the allotted time. ABERAYRON READING ROOM.—" Pawn writes: Sir.— I beg to draw the attention of the Secretary or of any members of the above room to the fact that with very little cost a few more amusement* might be added to while away the tediousness of a wet evening. Whist is very nice, but still is liable to get monotonous if played continually. There- fore, why not vary it with an occasional game of draughts, Halma, or chess. Chess is an intellectuul game. Why let it decay ? Why not bring our reading room up to the general standard of all reading rooms, and provide sufficient amusement for young as well as old. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present-Councillors D. Evans, J.P. (presiding); J. T. Evans (vice-chairman) E. Lloyd, Evan Lewis, John Rees, David Griffiths, J. R. Evans, J. Davies, J. II. Jones, B. C. Jones (clerk) and John Watkins (surveyor). BYE-LAWS. The Chairman reported that the Rev. Evan Morris had convened a meeting of the committee appointed to consider the bye-laws question, and Mr. Morris, Mr. J. C. Davies, himself, and the clerk were all that attended. They had adopted the following, hoping that they would meet with the Council's approval:—1, For the prevention of nuisance arising from snow, filth, dust, ashes, and rubbish, and for the prevention of the keeping of animals on any premises so as to be injurious to health 2, pleasure beats and vessels 3, public bathing; 4. dairies and cowsheds; 5, slaughter- houses. They had not adopted bye-laws which would never come within their reach at Aberayron, and by adopting the above five, he thought they would cover everything required at Aberayron. Mr. J. H. Jones Before discussing any of the bve-laws, I should like to make a few remarks on the sweeping charge made against the Council by Mr. Denham Evans at a recent meeting of the Literary and Debating Society. As he gathered from different papers, Mr. Evans had emphasised at the Society that the Council had refused leasing the beach to a company who would supply bathing machines, without costing the town or Council a penny piece. He (Mr. Jones) was chairman of the old Council when this application reached them. Their clerk was put in correspondence with the Monachty Estate author- ities, who wrote stating it was not in the Council's power to grant any such lease. It was only fair, he thought, that since Mr. Evans' remarks had appeared in the press the public should also see that the Council wag not to blame. The Chairman corroborated Mr. Jones' remarks, and said he also remembered that the estate authorities refused them leave to grant the applica- tion. But as he was aware that some change had lately taken place, perhaps, Mr. Evans, would be a little more liberal with his authority in the future. Mr. J. T. Evans then commenting on the bye- laws question said he had every confidence in the committee who selected them, and was prepared to move that they be adopted in a bath. Ir. J. R. Evans Who do you say were the com- mittee who considered them 1 The Chairman Myself, Mr. J. Davies, Feathers, and the Rev. E. Morris. Mr. Evans: Oh, I see. But would it not be better for the whole Council to see the bye-laws instead of adopting what we don't know will be in force 1 Mr. J. Davies: Why appoint a committee at all ? We better sit here again, and gp through them. Mr. J. Rees: A copy of the bye-laws were sent over to Mr. Evans, but he was from home at the time. Mr. Evans Oh, I beg your pardon. If the whole Council have seen them I am willing by all means to fall in. Mr. J. H. Jones: I don't know whether I have seen them too, but the fact of our being so long without them makes me to fall in by all means. It is high time they were already passed should any question arise the first thing asked is, where is your bye-laws. They were without a back bone as it were, and he was prepared to support that they be adopted all in a batch. Mr. J. R. Evans: I beg to move an amendment that they be adopted separately. Mr. Evan Lewis seconded. The Chairman then put the question up. The motion was carried by 6 votes against 3. PUBLIC LIBRARY. Mr. J. H. Jones said that as he was the originator oi the Public Library it was his duty to let them know how the matter stood. Mr. Jones (the Clerk) and himself had attended upon the magistrates at Aberayron, who promised to assist the Council in every way (hear, bear). They had also written to the County Council, and their application was re- ferred to the Cardiganshire Joint Police Committee who met at Lampeter last week. It was granted there, he could venture to say, with enthusiasm (hear, hear), and he now begged to give notice of motion that the election of outside trustees for the library and other arrangements be carried out at the next meeting. This was agreed to, and the whole Council seemed pleased at the steps taken. A PURCHASE. Mr. D. Evans (chairman) reported that he and several members of the Council were present at a sale at Llyswen Mill, when a chain which held the parapet which spanned the river at the Common was put up for sale. The chain belonged to Mrs. Harries, and they ventured to buy it, and it cost them the enormous sum of one and sixpence (laughter). He hoped the Council would pass it (laughter). Mr. J. Davies It we have enough to our credit. It was decided to pay Mr. Evans the sum. PORTLAND STREET SHED. Mr. J. R. Evans asked if the shed in Portland- street was rated, and drew attention to the nuisance which existed there. The Clerk: About the rating, that is the work for the overseers to look into. Mr. Evans: Perhaps you will ascertain from the overseers whether it is rated or not ? The Clerk: I will Mr. J. R. Evans asked if the Council bad been charged for the lamps not lighted for the last month or so. PUBLIC LIGHTING. Mr. J. Williams (lamplighter): It is not my fault, sir. Mr. Evans But have the Council been charged, I ask? The Clerk: Yes. Mr. Evans: Well, I don't see why we should ask the ratepayers to pay for what has never been done. TLc CLahiiiaii: But it ia Uvt the lamplighter's fault. He could as well light the lamps as pass them in walking up towards Llyswen and Panteg. Because the contractors do not fulfil their contract, I cfon't see why the lamplighter should suffer. Mr. J. R. Evans: I never suggested that, but the ,,g money must be returned from somewhere, and I propose we hold the contractors responsible. rr. J. T. Evans: I am of the same opinion exactly. The Chairman: Decidedly. In having their ship wind-bound at Holyhead for six weeks, it's enough to keep us in darkness without paying out of pocket money. Mr. Evan Lewis explained that enough notice bad been given Messrs. Davies and Evans every time a fresh supply of oil was required, but they paid no heed to it. Mr. John Hugh Jones also spoke in favour of paying the lamplighter in full, and of holding the contractors responsible for the amounts, and that in future any contractor contracting anything with the Council should be made to sign an agreement form. Mr G. Evans seconded the latter portion of Mr Jones' suggestion. The Lamplighter said that when he fetched benzoline barrels from Messrs Davies and Evans, nearly one half of the oil had evaporated. He called the attention of David Evans (one of the firm) to the last, but he only got Twt, twt, I've got no time, I am discharging the 'Ca(lwgan' r' The Chairman: Such things should not be al- lowed to pass by. The Council then resolved to pay the Lamp- lighter's wages without deduction, and that the contractors be made to make up the deficiency in the lamps not lighted from want of oil, and also the money they had to pay the lamplighter for those unlighted lamps. PETTY SESSIONS,—WEDNESDAY. Before Major Price Lewis (in the chair), Rev. J. M. Griffiths, and Councillor D. Evans. ASSAULT. Ann Jones, Cefngar, Cilcennin, charged William Morgan, Glanfran, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, with assault. The complainant was represented by Mr D. Pennant Jones, and the defendant by Mr C. Denham Evans. The alleged assault was said to have taken place on a bridge crossing a brook on defendant's land on the 31st December last, on the way to Pontsaeson Chapel. —The Complainant called, said the defendant stood on the bridge repairing the hand rail, which the cows had broken. She, accompanied by her two sons and a friend, were on their way to chapel when they were stopped by the defendant, who said that nobody was to pass that night. She then tried to force a passage, when the defendant struck her under the left breast.—Cross-examined by Mr Evans: It was not true that she went on and pushed the defendant, and called him all names except his own.—Mr Evans: Did you call him a cheat and a bankrupt?—I never knew he was a bankrupt (laughter).—Mr Evans: Neither did 1 only through you.—Mr Evans: Did you call him an old blue-haired icliot ? (laughter).- The Complainant: I might; he is that, too (renewed laughter).—Mr Evans: Did you also say there was room for him in Carmarthen asylum, as old Bet had come from there ? (loud laughter).— The Complainant: I do not remember, but I might have said there was room for him in the asylum. Anne Jones, who accompanied the complainant on the date in question, gave evidence to the same effect, and during his cross-examination Mr. Evans asked if it was true that she was not on good terms with the defendant, and that she had left his services without being fCompleted. The witness replied that there was nothing extraordinary in her leaving his services, as it was only in accordance with custom (laiijUter)—Mr. Evans then called the defendant, who related his version of the affair. He was standing on the bridge, when the com- plainant and witness approached him in a threatening manner, and,asked him to clear away. He said he was not going to shift then to please her. She then pushed forward towards him. The plank being only 13 inches wide, he crept back z6 little and raised his hand and said Keep back or you will swear again that I have struck you." She then called him a cheat, a bankrupt, and a blue- haired devil, and that old" Bet." had been removed from the Asylum, and that there was room for him. He then asked her what was the difference be- tween his hair turning blueish and 14 Daiydd" (her husband's) turning grey, to which she replied that it was the Almighty's work on Dafydd's head and it was the devil's on mine (loud laughter).—The Bench, in giving their decision, remarked that they failed to see how defendant could have struck the complainant where she had stated, as according to her own admission she received no pain. There- fore, the charge would be dismissed, each party paying their own costs. GAME.—John Davies, coachman, Llanina, charged R. Davies, New Quay, with trespassing in pursuit of game. on the lands of Esgeronen, on the Llanina Estate, on the 9th ulto. Fined 5s. and costs. LIGHTS.-P.C. D. Thomas (25) Llanon, charged Anne Jones, Perthtrinant, with driving on the high- way an hour after sunset without having lights. The defendant explained that she had lamps, but the springs were out of order. She had met several persons on the road, who had seen her with lights, and the lamps were warm at the time the constable stopped her.—The constable, however, said he felt the lamps, but they were cold. The Bench said they believed Mrs. Jones' story, but as she had no lights they must levy a small fine of Is only. DURING PROHIBITED HOURS.—P.C. D. Davies, Ystrad, charged Daniel Davies, Three Horse Shoe, Cribyn, with keeping open his house during pro- hibited hours. The case on behalf of the police was conducted by Supt. Williams, and the defence by Mr. C. Denham Evans. The constable said that accompanied by P.S. Davies, Lampeter, he was on duty at Cribyn. They entered the defendant's house, and found six persons on the premises. This was at 10 30 p.m., whereas the house should have closed at 10 p.m. Therewerealso several empty drink- ing pots on the counter. It was a rough rainy night. The defendant was put in the witness box, and said it was at 9 45 that the last drink was served out that night, and the customers were waiting the rain to clear off when found in the house at 10 30 by the constables. They were only chatting about the coming concert in the neighbourhood. After a lengthy hearing, the Bench dismissed the defen- dant with a caution, remarking that the constable was perfectly right in taking the steps he did. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.—Margaret Evans, Llan- dyssiliogogo, was charged by Deputy-Chief Con- stable Williams with having attempted suicide by drowning.—Samuel Davies gave evidence that he was proceeding along the Synod Inn-road early on the morning of the 25th ult., when he saw the accused partly dressed lying in a pool of water. He immediately picked her up,and asked her what she was doing there. She said she felt that life had become a burden upon her, and that she would go back again. He summoned aid, and took her to a neighbour's house, in whose care he left her.- Accused explained to the Bench that she had suffered greatly from sleeplessness, but was better now, and that the evil spirit which led people to destruction had completely left her.—The son and son-in-law also gave evidence as to her having suffered from illness and sleeplessness, but was much better now.—Owing to there being no medi- cal evidence as to her mental condition, the Bench bound over the last two witnesses in the sum of Z25 each to bring the woman up again in a fort- night, and in the meantime to have her examined by a doctor.
PENBRYN. Cynbaliwyd ymdrechfa aredig y Dosbarth uchod dydd lau, y laf o Chwefror, ar gae perthynol i Mr. Joshua Davies, Pantybettws. Swyddogion y Pwyllgor oeddynt :Llywydd, Mr. W. R. Jones, Dyffrynceri; Is-lywydd, Mr. G. Davies, Allty- cordde; Trysorydd, Mr. Owen M. Owen, Plas Glynarthen; Ysgrifenydd, Mr. J. M. James, Broli- iwan, Rhydlewis. Wele restr o'r buddugwyr yn y gwahanol ddosbarthiadau. Prif gampwyr Gwobr fiaenaf a'r ilil wobr yn gyfartal rhwng Mri. D. Evans, Rhydhir, Cilrhedyn, a John Griffiths, Blaen- cerdinfach, Ffostrasol; 3ydd wobr, Mr. Griffitb Griffiths, Nantbrenin, Rhydlewis; 4ydd wobr, Mr. J. Jones, Rhiwlug, Tregroes. Campwyr :—Y wobr fiaenaf, Mr. J. Williams, Gelligati, Newcastle Emlyn; Ail wobr. Mr. J. Davies, College mawr, Glynarthen; 3ydd wobr, rhanwyd rhwng y Mri. Tom Griffiths, Waenmaendy, a T. M. Bey nun, Pantygenau. Cyffredinol :-Y wobr fiaenaf, Mr. E. Davies, Ffosyrbendy, Beulah; ail wobr, Mr. Enos Davies, Hafod, Penbryn 3ydd wobr, Mr. B. Jones, Sychbant, Newcastle Emlyn; 4ydd wobr, rhanwyd rhwng Mri. J. Lewis, Fronlas, a Mr. S. Evans, Capel Gwnda, Penbryn 5ed wobr, Mr. J. Jones, Trecregyn, Llanraneg. Ail cyffredinol (i rai nad enillasant wobr yn flaenorol), wobr fiaenaf Mr, E. S. Jones, CefnMaesbadr, Troed- yraur: ail wobr, Mr. S. Evans, Penralltgordde, Pen- bryn 3ydd wobr, rbanwyd rhwng Mr. D. G. James, Broniwan, Rhydlewis, a Mr. D. Thomas, Llauborth, Penbryn; 4ydd wobr, Mr. J. G. Jones, Penlan, Aberporth. I rai dan 18 oed-y wobr fiaenaf, Mr. Reynolds, Pengelley, Castell Newydd Emlyn; ail wobr, Mr. E. T. Jones, Crymant, Troedyraur. Gwobrau neillduol-am yr aradr oreu ar y cae, Mr. David Jones, Lion, Bettws Evan am y par ceffylau mwyaf buddiol i amaethwr, gwobr flaenaf (ffrwyn, rhoddedig gan Mr. James Rees, Saddler, Rhydlewis), goreu, Mr. D. Davies, Park- nest, Castell Newydd Emlyn ail wobr, Mr. D. Davies, Pensarnddwfawr; 3ydd wobr, Mr. Davies, Alltycordde. Am y ddwy bedol (ol a blaen) ceftyl gorcit-wobr flaenaf, Mr. Arthur Griffiths, Lion, Bettws Evan; ail wobr, Mr. Owen Evans, Brongest. Am y par follachau goreu-gwobr fiaenaf a'r ail wobr, Mr. John Jones, Cae'rllan, Bettws Evan. Yn ol barn y lliaws yr oedd yr aredig y goreu a welwyd yn y parthau hyn er's blynyddau.
TALGARREG. MAGIC LANTERN.—Nos Wener, Ionawr 26ain, bu Mr. R. E. Bevan, Llanarth, yn clangos darluniau rhagorol o'r rbyfel presenol trwy yr bud lu -,ern yn y lie uclwd. Eglurvvyd y darluniau gau y Parch. T. C. Benjamin. Y mae pawb bron yn y parth hwn yn cymeryd dyddordeb neillduol yn y rhyfel, a daeth tyrfa luosog ynghyd y nos grybwylledig i gael vchwaneg o wybodaetb yn ei gylch, a cbafodd pawb, yn dmameu, eu liwyr fouitiojui. 'iaiwyd diolchgarwch gwresog i Mr. Bevan am ei holl drafferth yn dyfod a'i lusern i fyny, heb yr un tal, ac hefyd i Mr. Benjamin am areithio. Aiff yr elw i sicrhau gwobrwyon am bresenoldeb i blant yr ysgol. Terfynwyd trwy ganu Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." MIMIC WARFARE. — Another instance of the martial spirit with which the youth of the country is animated is related from Talgarreg. Several of the school children one afternoon last week determined to fight a battle. They armed them- selves with huge sticks, divided into two parties, and appointed their respective commanders. Then the struggle for supremacy commenced, the sticks being freely and indiscriminately used. In the melee one of the boys, a son of Mr. Wm. Jones, Blaenrhafod, received an accidental blow near the eye, which put him out of action, and resulted in the conflct coming to an abrupt termination. It was at first thought that he had received serious injury, but having been conveyed to the hospital, which in this case was his home, it was found that the injury was but slight. The boy is now pro- gressing satisfactorily, but the incident has rather damped the fighting proclivities of the youth of Talgarreg.
LLANGWYRYFON. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE. — Mr. R. J. R. Loxdale, of Castle Hill, has again I, this year shown his sympathy with the poor of this parish by sending Z5 to the Rev. D. Jenkins, vicar, to be distributed amongst them irrespective of creed or any other division. The recipients were most grateful to Mr. Loxdale for his liberality, and that he and Mrs. Loxdale should have a prosperous year, and be long spared to continue their good deeds is the most earnest wish of all. It should be mentioned that Messrs. John Jones, Ffynonwen, and Micah Edwards Bethel, kindly assisted the Vicar in distributing the same.
LLANILAR. HAS TAKEN FLIGHT.—The village tub LLANILAR AND KIMBERLEY.— We understand that Mrs J. B. Niblock of Ealing Park, W., youngest daughter of Mr William Morris of this village, is related by marriage to Mr Henderson the Mayor of Kimberley. PENTRELLYN'S POPULATION.—A correspondent draws our attention to a curious and interesting fact in connection with the population of this hamlet, namely, the preponderance of widows and old maid. and asks us if we can account for it. We caniu ■. unless political economy has something to do wit it. THE M. & M.—The engine of the market train due at Aberystwyth last Monday at 10 15 a.m. was disabled opposite Pantmawr and was delayed an hour in consequence. When the passengers found that the train got to a stand-still a rush was made to the windows as if they expected the Boers to appear on Pantmawr Castle where by the way, no doubt many a battle has been fought before now by our ancestors in the long time past. NoBoers how- ever appeared, but after a little waiting an engine was seen coming to the rescue from the directiorj of Llanilar and by its timely assistance the un- fortunate train was soon on the move again. Some praise is due to the railway officials for their quick steps in getting the relief engine to the rescue. A QUARTER OF AN HOUR'S EXCITEMENT.— Shortly after four o'clock on Sunday afternoon last the two and a half year old little girl of Mr Edward Edwards, Ty Mawr, emulating the classic example of Socrates took a lighted candle out in broad daylight, but unlike the great philosopher "Lizzie fach" did not trouble about honest men. She, instead, sought out her dada's hayrick, and set it ablaze. The alarm was promptly spread through the village, and the villagers with scarcely an exception, hurried, pail in hand to fetch water and help put out the fire, but their efforts would have proved futile had the rapid progress of the flames at the very start not been held in check by Mrs Edwards and Mr and Mrs Jenkin Jones, who very soon emptied the latter's large water butt, which was close at hand, and fortunately nearly full. Help soon came, and among the first to arrive was Mr Teddie Hughes who soon set to work like a Trojan. In a few minutes Mr. J. J. Morris came to his assistance, and the two scaling a ladder mounted the rick and began pouring water on as quickly as the many willing hands could hand the buckets up. The flames by this. had reached the boards of the hayhouse, and things were looking serious, and in spite of their splendid pluck the two had to descend on account of the suffocating volumes of smoke which filled the space between the rick and the zinc roof. But if the rick was to be saved it must be done from the top, so after a brief rest, up went the dauntless two again, and while one poured the water on, the other pitchforked the smothering mass to the ground, while Messrs. William Morris and Thomas Evans hammered down the burning boards. It was just about this time that a some- what comic incident occurred. While the two stalwarts on the rick were battling with might and main with the fiery elements, a running comment and innumerable orders were hurled at them from the people below. The sweltering two stood it patiently for a time, but eventually they gave vent to their feelings by shouting, Oh, hang it; it's easy enough for you down there to talk you hold your tongues and just hand the water up." And they did. Meanwhile, inch by inch, second after second, their magnificent efforts told, and they were fast getting the mastery over the flames. That's right neighbours hand the water up to them as quickly as you can. Now they have the flames well under, a few more seconds, and bravo, the rick is saved, all but a few hundredweights. The rick, it should be mentioned, is.situated in the garden surrounded by the cowhouse and sheds, and about a dozen yards from the house and separated from the village school by the width of the roadway only, and each and all would have been in jeopardy if the flames had not been subdued. Mr. Edwards, the owner, was from home when it all happened. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd. Before Mr. D. C. Roberts (chairman), Mr. Thos. Griffiths, and the Rev. T. Mason Jones. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—William Jenkins was summoned at the instance of the Croyddyn Upper School Board for not sending his two children regularly to school. The number of times the children had been absent being proved by Mr. Morris Morgan (clerk).—The Bench imposed a fine of 5s. in each case.—A summons for a similar offence had been taken out against David Jones, Tanrhiwfe'len, also in respect of two of his children. —A similar penalty was imposed in these cases. FURIOUS DRIVING.—Morgan Morris was charged with furious driving on the highway on the 8th ult. P.C. Richard Griffith said at about 4 p.m. on the date named he saw defendant driving a pony and trap down Rhydyfelin Hill. He was driving as fast as he could from top to bottom, and was whipping the pony all the way, and continued to do so until he went out of sight. The reins were hanging loose, and defendant had no control over the pony. Defendant had bis mother in the trap with him. Cross-examined, the constable admitted that accused was not galloping, but, he was going at a very sharp trot down the hill.—The Bench im- posed a fine of 5s. and costs. CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN.— Evan Evans, Farmers' Arms, Llanfihangel Croyddyn, appeared to answer two charges, viz., selling to drunken persons on his premises, and for permitting drunken- ness on his premises. P.C. M. Thomas said at 8-30 on the 9th December last he visited the Farmers' Arms, and amongst others in the kitchen he saw Lewis Powell and Evan Pugh Evans, the latter being defendant's son. Both were supplied with beer. At 10 p.m. he saw the two persons named leave the house. Both were drunk, and in a short time they became very disorderly. He asked them. to go home, but they refused for some time. Later on he saw defendant and asked him why he had given so much drink to the young men, and he said his son had gone past him. The other man had paid for two pints for himself and for one for his son.—A witness named John Thomas Evans, living at Minffordd, gave corroborative evidence as to H, (ljhllrbance outside thf house, and Evan Powell, Llanfihangel, Croyddyn, also gaveevidence in support of the prosecution.—Defendant then entered the witness box, and >aid Lewis Powell and Evan Pugh Evans came into his house jween 8 and 9 o'clock. A man named Pugh also came in with them. They remained till 5 to 10. They were quite sober on leaving his house. There was a scuffle outride the house, and then the constable came up. He did not tell the constable that Powell had paid for two pints and Evan Pugh for one. Cross-examined, defendant -aid he was in the house the whole of the evening. His wife supplied the beer to Powell and Evans. He (him- self) was perfectly sober, and had had nothing to drink that day. For the defence defendant's wife, Isaac Pugh and James Lewis. Cnwchcocli; Johh Morgan xilaenrhos; Lewis Powell, Llanfihangel; and K:c ird Evans, Tanllan; were called, all of whom swore that the two men named by the con- stable left the premises quite sober.—The Bench imposed a fine of 20s and cosi .,i i the charge of selling to drunken persons, but the charge of per- mitting drunkenness on his premises was dismissed. AN UNINHABITABLE HOUSE.-At the previous sessions David Jenkins, Glangorse, Llangwyryfon, was ordered by the Bench to make certain repairs to a house of which he was the owner, and which had been declared unfit for human habitation by the sanitary inspector. Jenkins now appeared before the Bench and said that the tenant (John Evans) had refused to allow the workmen to do anvthine to the house. Evans, who was also present, denied this statement, and said he was quite willing to give every facility to have the work done, and always had been.—Jenkins thereupon promised to have the work done, and the Bench ordered him to-have it completed within a month.
THE MARKETS. ABEKYSTWYTH.—MONDAY Wheat made 4s 6d to 5s per 65 lbs; barley, 3s 9d to 4s Od white oats,2s Od to 3s Od black oats, 2s. 6d to 2s 9d. Eggs, 8s Od to 8s 3d per 120; Salt butter, Is to Is. Id per lb. fresh butter, Is. Id to Is 2d per lb. Fowls sold at 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple, chickens 3s 9d to 4s Od. Ducks, 4s 9d to 5s per couple. Geese, 10s. to lis. Od. Potatoes, 2s 9d to 3s per cwt. METAL MARKETS. LONDON. Monday.—Copper firm at Z72 15s Od cash, and P-71 10s Od three months. Spanish lead, £16 10s Od to £16 12s 6d spot; English diLto, £ 16 15s Od. HAY AND STRAW. LONDON, Saturday.—Moderate supplies and a steady trade at the following prices :-Good to prime hay, 70s. to 87s. 6d.; inferior to fair do., 55s. to 65s.; good to prime clover," 75s. to 100s.; inferior to fair do., 60s. to 70s.; mixture and sainfoin, 60s. to 85s.; straw, 24s. to 36s. per load. CORK, Saturday.—Black oats, 5s. to 5s. 5d. per cwt.; farmers' hay, 30s. to 65s.; farmers' straw, 34s. to 42s. per ton. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Saturday.—Few fresh supplies and very little business doing owing to the weather. English beef, 3s 8d to 4s; Scotch sides, 3s IOll to 4s 4d shorts, 4s 4d to 4s 8il; American, 3s 3d to 3s IOd: inferior. 2s 4d to 3s; British mutton, 4s 2d to 4s 8d; foreign, 2s 3d to 3s 6d; veal, 3s 4d to 4s 8d; pork, 3s 4d to 4s 2d per 81b. CORN. GLOUCESTER, Saturday.—English wheat Id per bushel dearer—reds, 3s 3d to 3s 6d; whites, 3s 6d to 3s 9d per bushel; foreign wheat 6d dearer No. 1 hard Manitobas, 31s 9d to 32s; Plates, 27s to 27s 6d. Round maise, ]9s 3d to 20s; yellow Plate, 17s 9d to 18s. Azoff barley, 19s 9d to 20s 3d per quarter. Weather snowy. CARDIFF, Saturday. -English and foreign wheat firmly held for an advance 6d to Is per quarter, Flour 6d per sack dearer. Oats and maize firm at last week's prices. Beans and barley quiet and un- changed. Peas advanced 6d per quarter.
Business Notices. TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, 13, P IER STREET, ABE-RYSTII-YTH, DAVID JAMES. Suitings, Coatings, Trouserings, &c., in the best fashion and at reasonable prices. Cricketing and Boating Suits made to order on the Shortest Notice. WM. RICHARDS, GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT Begs to Inform the public that he HAS REMOVED To more Commodious Premises, lately carried on as the Gwalia Temperance Hotel, Os byddwch yn methu cael bias ar eich bwyd. cymerwch Anti Dyspepsia. GELYN MAWR I DIFFYG TRAUL; JONES' ANTI-DYSPEPSIA MIXTUEE Un o anhwylderau mwyaf cynhefin y ddynoliaeth ydyw Diffyg Traul Bwyd. Yn wir, y mae yn beth mor gyffredin fel y mae pobl yn ei gyfrif yn beth distadl etto, onid ydyw yn rhagredegydd bron bob clefyd ? Un o arwyddion cyntaf o hono ydyw diffyg archwaeth at fwyd, llawnder yn y cylla ar ol bwyta, dolur yn y pen, ac yn gyffredin corph rhwyin brydiau ereill bydd teimlad o wagder yn y cylla, awyddfryd gau am fwyd, yn nghyda dwfr poeth yn y frest. Y mae y moddion hyn trwy ei effaith union- gyrchol ar sudd yr ystumog yn adferu hon i'w chyflwr iachus a phriodol, a trwy hyny dylanwada ar yr holl gyfansoddiad: rhydd y teimlad o lesgedd a gwendid le i gyflwr o hoenusrwydd a iechyd. Y mae gennym luaws o dystiolaethau pobl gyfrifol sydd wedi derbyn gwellhad ar ol defnyddio y moddion hyn, y rhai oeddynt wedi treio yn agos bob meddyginiaeth arall. Na wnaed neb ddi- galoni dan y clefyd hwn nes rhoddi prawf teg ar y cyfaill yma. Ar werth mewn Poteli 2s. yr un. gyda chyfarwydd- iadau. I'w gael drwy y Post (ond danfon 2s. mewn stamps) gan y gwneuthurwr. Parotoir yn unig gan y Perchenog- T. JONES, A.P.S., CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, POST OFFICE, TREGARO Educational. MISS PHILLIPS, CERT. R.A.M., R.C.M., AND TRINITY* COLLEGE, LONDON, 0RGANIST OF WESLEY CHURCH, With experience in successfully preparing for the above Examinations. Receives Pupils for Organ, Pianoforte, and Singing. Terms on Application. ADDRESS 34, PIER STREET. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS YICTORLA (MARINE) T E R R A C E A BERYSTWYTH. t SEPARATE KINDERGARTEN. PRINCIPAL Miss KATE B. LLOYD. Certificated Mistress, Assisted by a Staff of highly qualified Resident Governesses. BBFERENCES- Thomas Jones, Esq., B.A., H.M. Inspector of Schools, Llanelly; The Rev. O. Evans, D.D., King's Cross, London. E. H. Short, Esq., H.M. Inspector, Aberystwyth. Principal Edwards, D.D., Bala Theological College. Principal Roberts, M.A., U.C.W. Principal Prys, M.A., Trevecca College. Dr Scholle Aberdeen University. Rev T. A Penry, Aberystwyth. Pupils prepared for the London and Welsh Matricu lations, Oxford and Cambridge Examinations, &c. For Terms, &c., apply PRINCIPAL Dentistry. II ESTABLISHED 40 YEARS. MESSRS MULLPHY & ROWLEY, SURGEON DENTISTS, Honorary Dentists to the Aberystwyth Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital. ADDRESS— 5 4 TERRACE ROAD, ^_BEEYs r vV v p MR. ROW LEY begs to announce that he is now able to undertake Gold and all other Fillings, Crowns, Eridge-work and all the latest improvements in Modern Dentistry. Artificial Teeth in the latest English and American Styles. TEETH EXTRACTED PAINLESSLY UNDER GAS. Mr R. visits Machynlleth, Towyn, Aberayron, Tre- garon and Lampeter. Patients can be attended to any day at Aber- ystwyth. All at the most Moderate Charges. Full particulars on application. Business Notices. FOR GOOD AND RELIABLE BOOTS AND SHOES OF THE BEST QUALITY GO TO EDWIN PETERS, 51, GREAT- DARKGATE STREET, 51, (Three doors above Town Clock,) ABERYSTWYTH. Gentlemen's and Ladies' Boots and Shoes of ever description. Repairs on shortest notice BILljPOSTING IN ABERYSTWYTH. "Trying to do business without advertising is like winking in the dark. You may know what you are doing, but nobody else does." 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