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Aberystwyth. The'annual St. David's Day dinner was held on Thursday evening last at the Talbot Hotel. Mr W. Hughes Jones, solicitor, occupied the chair, and Mr Lloyd Lewis, N. P. Bank, the vice-chair. There were also present Dr. Harries, Rev. J. A. Morris, D.D., Councillors R. J. Jones, Isaac Hopkins, and R. Peake, Messrs T. G. D. Burdett, W. T. A. Hughes Jones, Thomas Griffiths, J. Denton Perrott; John Morgan, the Larches; J. R. Bees, N. & S. Wales Bank; Hugh Hughes, solicitor; Hugh Pushe, N. P. Bank, Dolgelley; W. J. Watkins, Cartrefle J. Rea, F. M. Williams, L. A P. Bank; W. Richards, Penglaise; R. K. Jenkins, R. Jones, Graig Gcch; Vaughan Edwards, solicitor; W. Edwards. Richard Morgan, Randolph Fear, James Hughes, W, Thomas, Railway-terrace; H. Wakeling, Win. Williams. Trefechan etc. After dinner, the toast of "The Queen" was submitted by the Chairman, a toast, he said, which was always received with acclamation. That even- ing was an appropriate occasion to propose the toast, as they would all agree with him that one of her Majesty's chief features was purity of life (hear, hear). He knew they also re-echoed her sentiment that she was glad and proud to hear of the good news recording the feat of arms by her aoldiers in South Africa. (applause). The toast was loyally received to the accompani- ment of musical honours. Song, What an Englishman is made of," Coun- cillor R. Peake. The Chairman also proposed the toast of The Prince and Princess of Wales." They had seen the Prince at Aberystwytb. and during the time he was here he did his work very creditably (hear, hear). From what he bad read, seen, and heard, the Prince was always a practical man. Whatever he undertook be did it thoroughly. He had various and many duties to perform, and was always ready to perform them (applause). The toast was drunk with musical honours. Song, Off to Philadelphia," Mr J. Morgan. The next toast, that of The Navy, Army, and Auxiliary Forces," was also proposed by the Chair- man. The subject of this toast, he might tell them, were at present fighting for their Queen and country, and he was sure they would agree that they had done it well (applause). The Queen was very gratified to find her soldiers of the 19th century as brave as those of any other century (cheers). He was sure the country was very proud of the auxiliary forces and colonial forces (hear, hear). They bad done their duty like men, and they now found since this war that the auxili- ary and" colonial forces were equal to the regular forces in the battle field, and not only that, but they had found that the auxiliary forces were not useless and ornaments, but capable of giving much practical assistance and help to regular forces when they were on the battle field (hear, hear). He ventured to say that this bad never been found out until a very short time ago. He believed he re-echoed the spirit of the whole country when he said that they were proud of their forces one and all, whether they were regular, auxiliary, or Colonial forces (applause). The toast having been enthusiastically received, Dr. Harries, in responding, said on many an occa- sion when his old friends Mr Watkins and Mr Wakeling had been here proposing this toast it was during a time of peace, and with mirth, laughter, and humour, but the present was not the time for that. The British soldier bad been lately called upon to do that which they had always known him to do, and without any side or jealousy. He had fought shoulder to shoulder with the naval men. The secret of the strength of the British army was the absence of jealousy. Dr. Harries also referred to the appreciation shown by the country of the work done by the army in South Africa, and they would no doubt be pleased to hear that even in Abrystwyth-in gallant little Wales-at this meet- ing that night that their hearts had shown that glow of warmth, and affection, and joy, respect and appreciation of their great deeds (applause). Mr Wakeling also emphasized the part taken by the auxiliary forces in the present war, and said he hoped that in future the country would see its way clear to treat them better than hitherto. As far as soldiers were concerned they were the ideal, and every one who had worked with the volunteers would find that they did their work equal to that of the regular forces. He hoped the time would soon come when every man would learn to defend himself and thus be able to defend his country (applause). Mr. W. J. Watkins also responded, and said the volunteer force had existed for 40 years to his knowledge. It had always been the butt of good humour, which bad always been taken in good part, but the volunteer had shown that he was not merely for ornament, but that he was of use. They had an immense power of defence in the country if only the Government would take advantage of the suggestion made by the Earl of Wemyss, viz., to register the names of men who had served in the volunteer service of the country. Then, he had no doubt, they would very soon have one million men in the volunteer reserve of the country. Mr. Thomas Griffiths, one of the oldest volun- teers in Aberystwyth. also acknowledged the toast. At this stage of the proceedings, the Chairman announced that Mrs Hughes, wife of Mr. Arthur J. Hughes, desired him to make an appeal to the gathering. A draft of 90 Welsh Reservists were leaving for the front on the 5th March, and a parcel of mufflers, socks, and handkerchiefs were to be sent them the following day. Mrs. Hughes would be glad if sufficient subscriptions could be obtained to add a quarter-pound of tobacco to each man's gift. A collection was then taken up, which realised the sum of £1 12s. 9d. Mr. Thomas Griffiths proposed the toast of The Bishop, Clergy, and Ministers of all Denominations." The proposer said he was sorry they bad not a Bishop, or any of the clergy present, but they had one doctor present—Dr. Morris. He remembered the time when there was only one vicar at Aber- ystwyth, and he was at Llanbadarn. They lived in those days very comfortably with one, but now they had six or seven (laughter), Mr. Griffiths added that if their ministers mixed more with them they would come to know them better (hear, hear). Song, Rocked in the cradle of the deep," Mr. W. Edwards. The Rev. Dr. Morris, replying to the last toast, said he was rather surprised to hear Mr. Griffiths say that they had no bishop present. Did they not understand that he was a bishop. If they did not they ought to read their New Testament. He claimed the title of bishop, not in the technical sense, but in the scriptural sense. He was sure they all had great respect for Bishop Owen, whom he happened to know personally. Of course, he was a Churchman and he (the speaker) was a Baptist, and he hoped to baptise him some day, and welcome him to his denomination (hear, hear, and laughter). He was undoubtedly a man of great ability and learning, who adorned the Church of England in their country, and Wales especially (hear, hear). Regarding the ministers, he was sorry none of them were present. He had a very high opinion of his fellow ministers. They had been here now working some of them, for over a quarter of a centnry, and they were always on the best of terms, endeavouring to do their duty in their respective spheres (applause). Recitation, Mr. W. J. Watkins. Mr. Lloyd Lewis (vice-chairman) proposed the toast of "The Lord-Lieutenant of the County." He was a man of whom the county was justly proud. In any question arising in the county they would always find him ready to assist in every possible manner Not only that also, but they admired him for the manner in which he selected his county magistrates-irrespective of creed and party (hear, hear). He took a keen interest in the war also he had started a county subscription list for the widows and orphans of those who had lain down their lives for the country; while he had a son in active service at the front, and another son on the way out. He (the speaker) believed that if the Lord-Lieutenant were only a few years younger he would be at the front, too (applause). Song, Councillor R. Peake; song, "Good old Jeff," the Chairman. Mr. Wakeling submitted the toast of Our Connty Member," remarking that he was pleased to think that the County of Cardigan need not go out of the county to find a Parliamentary repre- sentative. In their present member they not only had a county man but a near townsman. (Hear, hear.) He was always ready to do all he could for the town and county, and in him they were ably represented. (Applause,) Song, Mr. T. Wilson. The toast of the evening, that of The Memory of the Immortal St. David," was next proposed by the Rev. Dr. Morris, who said he hoped they would drink it in pure Plynlimon water. (Cries of No, no.") He was sure they did not expect him to say much at that late hour, and there was another reason why he should not say much, and that an important one, viz., that the history of St. David had never been written and never would be written. The more they tried to read about him the more confused, he believed, their ideas were respecting him. That St. David was a Roman Catholic, was almost beyond question, and yet they, a nation of Protestants, greatly respected his memory. It was to him a mystery why it was ever thought of making him the Patron Saint of Wales. They knew nothing with regard to him in any respect. They did not know where he was born, or who were his parents: Neither did they know the chief events of his life. They had "4 few fragments here and there respecting him, and a good many traditions. How he was selected, as he aid before, as the patron saint of the Welsh nation was to him a mystery. There was another saint who seemed to be more popular than St. David. If they read the history of the Welsh saints by Williams or any other Welsh antiquarian, they would find that St. Mihengel had many more I churches dedicated to him in Wales than St. David. And that was a proof that St. Mibengel, in the opinion of the ancient Cymru, was more popular than their patron saint. But notwith- standing all that, St. David was the man who had secured the position and the renown of being their patron saint. His name was held in veneration by the Welsh nation everywhere, all over the earth, and the 1st of March was con- secrated to celebrate his memory. He undoubtedly must have been a man of great weight in his day, and must have served his generation, and on that account he thought he deserved their thanks and deserved their respect (applause). Hewas getting more popular. He was more popular now than he ever was. Distance lends enchantment to the view," and the more he was removed from them the more popular he became. He served their nation in two or three respects. First of all he was the means of bringing different characters to- gether—men of different views, religiously and politically, into contact and happy fellowship at least once a year (hear, hear). So that they got to know each other very much better and respect each other more. He looked upon that service which the name of St David served the Welsh nation as of great importance. And not only that, he had been the means of showing that the religious setniment was a strong one in the people of Wales that they had respect for their religious leaders. He must have been a religious leader. He must have left his impress upon the nation. Though, as he said before, there was some mystery in his history, the fact they must face that he was regarded by Welshmen all over the land as the great patron saint of the Welsh nation. He might venture to say that the religious sentiment in the Welsh nation was a strong one, and they had every reason—if he were not a preacher himself he would speak freely on this point-to be proud of their religious leaders (applause). He thought if they went back in their minds two centuries ago they would find that Wales produced the greatest, mightiest preachers in the whole world (hear, hear). They could not boast of their great philo- sophers or great historians, and with due defer- ence to any bard who might be present, he ventured to say they could not boast of their bards as compared with other nations. But with regard to their religious leaders, from Morgan Llwyd o Wynedd, Walter Caradog, John Miles, Vavasor Powell, Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, and Daniel Rowlands, Llangeitho, up to Christmas Evans, John Elias, and Williams o'r Wern, and others who might be mentioned, he ventured to say they were in the first rank in the history of preaching all the world over (hear, hear). There were others who belonged to the different sections of the Christian Church. He might say one thing more, they could boast of their hymnologists. William Williams, Pantycelyn, Jones, Maescwm, and Ann Griffiths would compare favourably iu their compositions with the finest hymns ever composed in the world.- In these things, he believed, as a nation they had a reason to be proud; any nation would be proud of those men whom he had mentioned already. They were not only mighty preachers, but they were mighty workers. By their indefatigable labours and exercises Wales had been evangelised. England was not evangelised that day. It was the great problem of every denomination-from the Church of England down to the smallest denomination in the country —how to evangelise the masses in England. But their men had done their work, had converted Wales from a state bordering almost on heathenism to be the most religious country and the most civilised country on the face of the earth (hear, hear). And as a representative of those men, he had great pleasure in proposing the toast of our patron saint as he was called, although he did not believe in that expression. The loving cup was then passed round, and the toast loyally drunk. Song, Hen wlad fy Nhadau," Mr. W. J. Wil- liams. Mr. John Rea proposed The County and Borough Magistrates," and Mr. T. Griffiths and Councillor I. Hopkins made suitable acknowledg- ments. Dr. Harries proposed the toast of The Mayor and Corporation of Aberystwyth." As far as his experience of many years went in connection with that body, he could only say that they had under the circumstances and under the difficulties in which they had been placed, done all and every- thing which anybody of men could be expected to do. The Council of Aberystwyth was of paramount importance in the present day, more so than in the days of the old Commissioners, when every man could do all he wished for himself. At the present time they could do nothing for themselves but all for somebody else. In doing so they were surrounded with diffiaulties-difficulties which no man who had not gone through them could possibly conceive. Often among themselves there were dissentients, they were not in unison. Dr. Harries also referred to the prejudice shown toward strangers who attempted to do anything in the town. He asserted, however, that all the improve- ments carried out at Aberystwyth for the last 30 years had been carried out by strangers. He did not wish to reflect upon the intelligence of the place, but a small circle like Aberystwyth could not compete with the universe, and if they attempted to do so they were fools. But they were not fools, and they should carry out such schemes as the College, railway, Queen's Hotel, and their long Toms," and not have any of that feeling that he is not a native (hear, hear.) Soog, Mr. John Rea. Councillors 1. Hopkins and R. Peake responded. The former said that when he was at the Council Chamber, he was not there to fight for friends or against enemies, but he was there to represent the ratepayers. Councillor Peake said he considered the Aberystwyth Corporation one of the finest bodies of men in the Kingdom. Mr. Peake also mentioned the support always given by the Council to any movement tending to the progress and development of the town. Song, the Chairman. Councillor R. Peake gave the toast of The Town and Trade of Aberystwyth," speaking in hopeful tones of the revival of the mining industry in the county. The toast was acknowledged by Mr. Thomas Griffiths and Mr. Hopkins (builder.) Mr. Hugh Hughes, solicitor, submitted the toast of The Agricultural and Mining Interests," and this was duly drunk." Other toasts honoured were those of The Press," Chairman and Vice-Chairman," and the Host and Hostess." The gathering terminated with the singing of God save the Queen."
London. SIR W. HARCOURT ON WELSH NATIONALISM. Sir W. Harcourt, M.P., was the chief guest of the Welsh National dinner, held at the Hotel Cooil. London, last Thursday evening, in celebration of St. David's Day. A numerous company of ladies and gentlemen assembled, including Mr. D. Lloyd- George, M.P. (who presided), Lady Harcourt, Mrs. Lloyd-George, Mr. Abel Thomas, M.P. (chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary party), the Rev. Elfet Lewis, and others. The loyal toasts were given from the chair. The Chairman said he bad received a telegram from the secretary of the Welsh Hospital for the War. (cheers). That announce- ment did not end with'cheering. They had got to help him. The brave men who were doing their duty manfully in South Africa were keeping the honour of Wales, and well they had done it. Whatever one might think of the war, one was proud of the courage displayed by our troops, (cheers),—and by none less than by the Welsh Fusiliers. He believed the last victory was attri- butable entirely to them. (laughter and cheers.) At least Ladysmith would never have been relieved but for the Welsh Fusiliers coming into action, (hear, hear-) The secretary said: "Will you kindly appeal to-night on behalf of the Welsh Hospital." He trusted they would all send their contributions to the fund. A good many had been stricken, and they ought to do everything in their power to alleviate the suffering of their troops in South Africa, (cheers). The Chairman said the next toast was Cymru" (Wales), and it would be proposed by Sir William Harcourt, the most distinguished representative Wales had ever had. (cheers). Sir W. Harcourt, who was received with much enthusiasm, then proposed Cymru." He said he had looked round the room, and he had satisfied himself that there were no reporters present (laughter). The consequence was that they could enjoy themselves (laughter and hear, hear), for of all practices he thought that the most detestable was that of after-dinner speaking. It was the worst kind of dessert they could serve up to guests (renewed laughter). He had inquired and had found that Wales was the most ancient of nations, and when this practice was introduced he knew not. He had endeavoured to ascertain what was the practice of the Druids (laughter). He had learnt what it was they drank, but that they made speeches after dinner he had never heard (laughter). His friend (the chairman) had called him a representative of Wales (hear, hear), but he was like the county he represented—a child of Wales by adoption-(hear, hear), but none the less loyal to the cause and to the traditions of Wales (cheers) He saw it sometimes stated by those people who were never mistaken-people who wrote in the newspapers—(a laugh)—that his only and first acquaintance with Wales was his entry upon it in times of political stress of weather (laughter). But it was not the fact. His acquaintance with Wales was much earlier. He was brought up in his darlv days in a Welsh home in the house of one who was not only the wisest of Welshmen, but the wisest man he had known—he meant Sir George Cornwall Lewis (cheers). There he learnt more, and he .nought better things, than he had ever learnt in his life. Then he had another experience in Wales. He acted as he might say, the part of political godfather to the youth who was now in the chair (cheers). He remembered going straight from Hawarden to give to him a vicarious blessing, and he went to Carnarvon and there listened to his eloquence and that of their dear and lamented friend, Tom Ellis, and they addressed the audience in the most eloquent language, not a word of which he (Sir William) understood (laughter). Yes, he did recognise the constant repetition of the word "Cymru" (laughter), but since that time he was happy to say his young friend had acquired the English language (laughter), and he addressed them in another place this session, be would say, in a speech of an eloquence and power he had never heard surpassed (cheers). The session was not a month old, and it had been distinguished by two speeches-he was not referring to the senti- ment expressed, that was immaterial-of power unsurpassed by anything in his twenty years of Parliamentary experience (cheers). And those two speeches were made by Welshmen (cheers.) Well, if he was to speak of Wales he would say of that country that it had a passionate love of its own nationality (cheers), and that was a very precious gift in any country (hear, hear.) It was that love of independence which he thought Singularly belonged to what he might call the hillmen of mountainous countries. They had their own nationality, they had their own language, and their own language was as invincible as their mountains (laughter and cheers.) He had read that Cato learnt Greek after he was 70. He (Sir William) had passed that age and he had not attempted to learn Welsh (laughter.) Indeed he was anxious, as one was at the beginning of a dinner, to know what he was going to eat, and he could not naturally form any conception from the bill of fare, so he consulted all the highest Welsh authorities around him, and he was a little astonished to find that no two of them agreed (laughter.) There was one who said that a particular word-he forgot what it was-meant potatoes, whilst the other declared that it meant carrots (laughter.) But speaking more seriously for the moment, there was another peculiarity of Wales, which was that it had a passion for educa- tion (hear, hear.) If they had lived as much as he had lived in England they would find what a very rare thing that was. If they began with the public schools of England, it could hardly be said that the boys of the public schools of England had a passion for education. If it were athletics, yes; but education, no, and that he thought was rather a characteristic of the John Bullism, of which they were all proud (cheers.) But in Wales there was this wealth of education, which was one of the peculiar characteristics of the country, and they had even set an example to all the rest of them in the manner in which they had pursued it. A year or two ago he enjoyed nothing so much as his visit to Aberystwyth—(cheers),—where he found himself renewing his youth. Well, that was young Wales, and Wales was renewing its youth (hear, hear.) And in its adolescence and its age the fruits of that youth would yet be reached. He had said that Wales was an ancient country, and so it was. But Wales was a country in which it might be said that in the last 50 or 60 years greater progress had been made than in any other part of the United Kingdom. If they looked back to the condition of Monmouthshire 50 or 60 years ago they would see what a different people they were then. Now the development of the material resources and of the intelligence of that part was equal, he thought, to any other part of the country. That was a singular and gratifying picture. He read some time ago a report on the condition of South Wales and of the people. It was deplorable and miserable to read, but in :place of that they now had these great cities and flourishing valleys, and in that respect they might rejoice in the records of Wales (hear, hear). He had spoken on the youth and the adolescence of Wales as an ancient nation. It had a great future, and he did not contemplate its old age, because when it reached its old age surely then would be the mil- lenium. In conclusion he proposed Cymru" (Wales), and Long Life to her People (cheers). It was announced that over Z100 had been promised by subscribers at the dinner in aid of the Welsh Hospital for the war, 'including £25 from Sir William Harcourt. Before the company separated, three cheers were given for General Buller. ANCIENT BRITONS. The Society of Ancient Britons celebrated their 185th anniversary with a dinner at the Holborn Restaurant, London. In the absence of Mr. Sheriff Bevan, who was indisposed, the chair was occupied by Sir John Puleston. The company included the Lord Mayor of London, Lord Aberdare, Sir John Llewelyn, M.P., Sir John Williams, Sir Watkin Wynn, General Owen Jones, Mr. W. R. M Wynne (Lord-Lieutenant of Merioneth), Archdeacon Sinclair, Canon Williams (of St. David's), Rev. D Jones Davies, Mr. George Leader Owen and Lady Maxwell of Calderwood, Dr. Henry Owen, Mr. Hubert Hall, and Mr. Stanley Leighton, M.P. Sir Watkin Wynn, responding to the toast, whilst not advocating conscription, expressed a hope that all the young men of Wales and of England would join some volunteer corps. He spoke in high praise of the five companies now being sent out from Wales and said he regretted he was not allowed to go with them to the seat of war.
Manchester. The Welshmen of Manchester dined together at the Grand Hotel in celebration of St David's day. There was a large attendance, and the proceedings were highly successful. The High Sheriff of cashire (Mr W. C. Jones) presided, and he was sup- ported by his Honour Judge Parry, Sir William Bailey, Mr Tom Jones, Mr W. Goldethorpe, Dr W. O. Jones, Dr Edward Roberts, Dr J. Edwards, Dr A. Emrys Jones, Dr Lloyd Roberts, Dr Sinclair, the Rev T. Hallet Williams, the Rev Armon Ellis, Mr John Lloyd, Mr Walter Williams, Mr J. A. Morris, Mr Fred Scott, Mr T. E. Roberts, and Mr A. Davies! The Rev T. Hallet Williams gave the toast of Wales" in a humorous speech, and Mr Leif Jones, in replying to the toast, said if the Welsh had been conquered by the Saxon time had brought its re- venges," and ever since the Welsh bad been en- gaged in conquering and civilising their conquerors. (Laughter.) What would have been the con- dition of England to-day if the Saxons bad not turaed loose among the English all the Welsh fire and the Welsh imagination? (Hear, hear.) Our soldiers were now fighting together the battles of their country and their Queen, and whatever differ- ent views might have been held of the origin of the war, there was no difference in the admiration which was felt at home for those soldiers—Welsh and English and Scotch and Irish—who had been bearing the burdens of Empire in the field. Mr Thomas Jones, who sat on his left, was going out to South Africa to take charge of the proposed Welsh war hospital, and he hoped the Welsh people would respond heartily to the appeal which was to be made to them to subscribe the funds to carry oat that object (applause.)
North of England.
North of England. The great Welsh Colony on Tees-side, the most numerous body of natives from the Principality in the North of England, have always shown their patriotic enthusiasm, and the members of the Cleveland and Durham Welsh National Society celebrated St. David's Day in right royal style by a dinner in the Victoria Hall, Middlesborough, which was largely attended, graced by the presence of ladies, and presided over by Mr E. T. John, an enthusiastic Welslunan.-The Chairman, in giving the toast of The Queen and Royal Family," said aa Welsh people they should always regard with pride the services rendered to English history by the great Tudor House. There was no more glorious period in English history than that which was associated with the descendants of Owen Tudor (applause). He spoke of the interest which hor Majesty bad shown in Wales and the Welsh people, and especially cf the interest displayed by the Prince of Wales in Welsh education, and said Royalty could not more honourably identify itself with the patriotism of the Welsh people than in endeavouring to stimulate and encourage their educational aspirations (applause).—In proposing "The Army, Navy, and Auxiliary Forces," the Chairman said that in the war in South Africa the Celtic fringe bad taken a memorable and promin- ent part, and amongst the foremost generals were not a few of Celtic nationality.—Mr W. J. Davies gave the toast Ein Gwlad, ein Hiaith, ein Cenedl." The Welsh people, he said, bad often been beaten, but the life had never been crushed out of them. Their motto was not "Cymru Fu," but "Cymru Fydd."—In proposing The Town and Trade of Middlesborough," Mr D. Thomas pointed out that Welshmen had bad a great deal to do with the building up of the present prosperity of the town. —Mr B. O. Davies responded, and other toasts followed, a delightful evening terminating with the rendering of the English and Welsh National Anthems.
Cape Town. St. David's Day was celebrated by a large gathering at Cape Town on Thursday. Among those present was Colonel Hanbury Williams, who represented Sir Alfred Milner.
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THE MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH.—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 lls. Od. Potatoes, 2s 9d to 31 per cwt. BUTTER. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—There was a small supply of butter in this market to-day, which realised from Is Od. to Is Oid per lb, basket butter Is Od to Is Id per lb, according to quality. CORK, Saturday.—Seconds 87s, thirds 81s. In market 67 firkins.
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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, TREGARONj, Educational. MISS PHILLIPS, CERT. R.A.M., R.C.M., AND TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON, QRGANIST OF WESLEY CIIURCH, 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 V I C TOR I A (MARINE) T ERR ACE A BERYSTWYTH. SEPARATE KINDERGARTEN. PRINCIPAL Miss KATE B. LLOYD. Certificated Mistress, Assisted by a Staff of highly qualified Resident Governesses. REFERENCES— Thomas Jones, Esq., B.A., H.M. 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BOYS' & MEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, LADIES AND CHILDREN'S JACKETS, &C. THE FAVOUR OF A CALL WILL OBLIGE. HAIRDRESSING. BUY YOUR ORNAMENTAL HAIR DIRECT FROM THE MAKER. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF TRESSES OF HAIR, CYCLIST FRINGES, WIGS, SCALPS, PARTINGS, FRONTS, HAIR DYES, RESTORERS, and all kinds of TOILET REQUISITES. LADIES' HAIR COMBINGS TASTEFULLY MADE UP. A. JOINSON, 14, pIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH RICHARD MORGAN. GENERAL GROCER, CORN & FLOUR MERCHANT, GREAT D ARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. COUGH MIXTURE FOR WINTER COUGH AND BRONCHITIS TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TONIC. 10id. and 2s. 3d. per bottle, post free. Mr. J. E. LEAH, A.R.C.O., Organist and Choirmaster English Congregational Church, Portland-street, Aberystwyth (late of Richmond Hill Congregational Church, Bournemouth), Gives lessons by Correspondence in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, &c. Personal lessons also in Pianoforte, Organ, Singing and Theory. Preparation for Examination. Many Successes. Schools attended. Next term commences Sep- tember 18th, 1899. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, &c. Address: Bourneville," North Road, Aberystwyth. J. GWILYM EVANS, Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD, TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLAVOUR. I. AND G. LLOYD, COACHBUILDERS, ALFRED PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. Carriages made to order on the shortest notice. Experienced Men kept for all Branches CARRIAGES FOR SALE. HARFORD SQUARE, LAMPETER. WALTEITDAYIES Is now making a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Mackintosh Cloaks, Furs, Costumes, etc., PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS FABRICS. P.S. Goods not in Stock procured at Shortest Notice by Parcels arriving daily from London and other centre. JACK EDWARDS, BOOKSELLER, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, 13, pIER STREET, ABERYSTWYTH, 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. W. H. TRUSCOTT, WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, LAPIDARY AND OPTICIAN, 37 TERRACE ROAD, (OPPOSITE THE ™ » 9 JA) POST OFFICE). A large assortment of Wedding, Diamond and Gem Rings. Business Notices. NEW MARKET HALL, MARKET STREET, ABERYSTWTTH. FURNISHED with STALLS for Butter, Cheese and -i- Egg Merchants, Corn Merchants, Green Grocers, Crockery Dealers, Flannel Merchants, Vendors of Toys, &c. FIRST-CLASS CONCERT & BALL ROOM With Seating Accommodation for 700 Persons. Stage ntted with Beautiful Sceneries suit- able for Dramatic Entertainments. Every Convenience for School Treats and Private Parties. Catering undertaken for Excursionists, &c. D. M. HAMER, PROPRIETOR. EAGLE RESTAURANT, 26, G REAT ARKGATE STREET. NEWLY OPENED. SITUATION CENTRAL. HOT DINNERS AT 1 O'CLOCK EVERY MONDAY. REASONABLE CHARGES. EVERY CONVENIENCE Commodious Rooms, Suitable for Clubs, Committees, &c. TEMPERANCE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, STATION TERRACE, LAMPETER. Two Minutes walk from the Railway Station. WELL-AIRED BEDS. BATH ROOM. CHARGES MODERATE PROPRIETRESS—Mas S. A. WALTERS. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. DOLGWM HOUSE, LAMPETER. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS.: Great CLEARANCE SALE OF LLOYD'S STOCK AT SWEEPING REDUCTIONS" J. HUGHES EVANS. AUTUMN FASHIONS. C. M. WILLIAMS BEGS respectfully to announce that he is now showing a good selection of NEW GOODS SUITABLE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. NEW HATS AND BONNETS. NEW MILLINERY. NEW FEATHERS AND FLOWERS NEW RIBBONS AND LACES. NEW DRESS MATERIALS. NEW GOWNS AND SILK SCARFS. NEW SILK UMBRELLAS, &c NOTED HOUSE FOR STYLISH HATS AND BONNETS. SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO MOURNING ORDERS. GENTS' NEWEST SHAPES IN HATS AND CAPS, TIES, SCARFS COLLARS, CUFFS, &C. Inspection respectfully invited. C. M. WILLIAMS, GENERAL DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, 10, PIER STREET. ABERYSTWYTH. MR. JAMES DAVIES, TUNER AND REPAIRER OF PIANOS AND ORGANS. Recommended by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwyth, and Mr. A. R. Gaul, Birmingham. Address:—ROSE HILL, Powell Street, ABERYSTWYTH. AGENT FOR THE SALE OF NEW INSTRUMENTS. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES. A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended to. NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. JENKINS' 23, Great Darkgate St. And 13, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Dentistry. ESTABLISHBD 40 YIAM. MESSRS MURPHY & ROWLEY, SURGEON DENTISTS, Honorary Dentists to the Aberystwyth Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital. ADDRESS— 54, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSn"YTH ~IY1~R- ROW LEI begs to announce that he is now r able to undertake Gold and all other Fillings. SSm ^prov™ in Modern Dentistry. Styles601^ TeCth m latest English and American 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 BILLPOSTING 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." SEND YOUR POSTERS TO THE ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT BILLPOSTING CO., Proprietors of the largest and BEST Hoardings in Aberystwyth and District. Send for list of Stations. Billposting done on most reasonable terms. Advertisers invited to inspect the. Hoardings of this Company. Satisfaction guaranteed. Address all communications and parcels to— HERR PAREEZER, BILLPOSTING Co., PAREEZER HALL, QUEEN'S SQUARE, ABERYSTWTTH. JACK EDWARDS, (LATE E. EDWARDS,) JgOOKSELLER AND STATIONER, 13, GREAT DARKGATE ST. A BERYSTWYTH. OUR MOTTO- GOOD VALUE FOR MODERATE PRICES H. P. EDWARDS, BEEF, MUTTON AND PORK BUTCHER, JJzJ. GREAT jQARKGATE STREET,. A BERYSTWYTH. BEST QUALITY MEAT ONLY SUPPLIED HOME-MADE SAUSAGES AND PURE LARD. HOME-CURED HAMS AND BACON, CORNED- -M..L BEEF, AND PICKLED TONGUES. THE ABERYSTWYTH WELSH JpLANNEL DEPOT, 50, TERRACE ROAD "OEAL WELSH FLANNELS, SHAWLS, WOOL.- JLti LEN DRESSES, CLOTH, YARNS, HAND-KNIT HOSIERY, WELSH QUILTS AND HOME-MADE BLANKETS. JOHN EDWARDS & CO. PROPRIETORS, JOHN GRIFFITHS CABINET MAKER, AND COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER,. 7, MARKET STREET, ^^BERYSTWYTSI DRAWING-ROOM SUITES, DINING-ROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES. GIG LAMPS. Edmund Edmunds, SADDLER & HARNESS MAKER, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER, Begs to inform the Public that he has a Selection of GIG LAMPS IN STOCK, AT VERY MODERATE PRICES. All kinds of Repairs neatly executed on the shortest notice. SADDLES, CUSHIONS, HARNESS, &c. IRRL—I .4 BARGAINS IN THE LATEST AND BEST JACKETS, CAPES, WATERPROOFS, AT D. NUN DAVIES* Drapery and Millinery Establishment, COMMERCE HOUSE, LAMPETER.
LiverpooI. The Liverpool Welsh National Society celebrated St. David's Day by a banquet at the Adelphi Hotel. The company numbered about a hundred. Mr. E. S. Roberts, chairman of the Council of the Society, presided. Among others present were Principal Dale, of University College the Lord Mayor (Mr. L. S. Cohen), Mr Edward Evans, jun., the Rev. J. A. Howell, the Rev. D. Adams, Colonel Gee, Mr. Edward Lloyd, &c. An apology for absence was received from Lord Mostyn, who was to have pre- sided. The Rev. J. A. Howell proposed The im- mortal memory of St. David," He said they owed a great deal to their patron saint for his life and example. St. David was a great educationist, a great controversialist, and also a great social reformer. He lived hundreds of years before his time, but he had left his mark on their national life, and he lived to-day in the hearts of the Welsh people (applause). Principal Dale proposed the toast of Wales." As to the Welsh language, he said it had the grace and flexibility of Greek, the strenuous vigour of Latin, the melody of Italian, and the passion of Spanish, and he was sure every patriotic Welshman believed it to be the finest language on earth, or he would not be so very resolute in maintaining its existence. He spoke of the patriotism of the Principality, and pointed out that its strength lay in the fact that it was a patriotism that embraced the whole nation. It began above and went down to the very depths beneath.—The Rev. David Adams (Liverpool), acknowledged the toast.—Mr R. W. Jones proposed The Liverpool Welsh National Society," and the chairman responded.
Carmarthenshire Men in London.
Carmarthenshire Men in London. Natives of Carmarthenshire resident in the Metropolis held their first annual dinner on Satur- day at the Holborn Restaurant. The gathering was largely attended, and enthusiastic. Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams presided, and among those present were Messrs Vincent Evans, J. H. Davies (Cwrtmawr), William Davies, W. Collins, Lewis, T. Rupert Richards (hon. secretary), Drs Blagdon Richards, Tudor Thomas, J. H. K, Griffiths and Peter Daniel. The Chairman, in proposing the toast of The Queen and the Royal Family," referred with pride to the part Welshmen had taken in relieving beleaguered Ladysmith. It was the Welsh Tudor dynasty that first gave an Imperial conception to the duller-witted Saxon, and Welsh- men revered the Queen as a noble mother and woman, no less then as a Queen (loud applause). Mr. J. H. Davies proposed The London Welsh in a Welsh speech, and prophesied that, by the end of the next century, Welsh tradesmen would occupy Oxford-street from one end to the other.—Mr. Vincent Evans, responding, said all great move- ments in Wales connected with education, from eisteddfodau to the university, had been carried on and supported by London Welshmen. He appealed for help to the movement for equipping a Welsh hospital for South Africa.—Mr. Lloyd-George', who entered late and received an enthusiastic reception, said a Stock Exchange man told him all the ideas came from Welshmen and Jews, but the Saxon worked the ideas. What a Welshman needed was self-confidence—confidence in his powers and his race, and, that obtained, the future would belong to Wales. The strongest race at present in the kingdom was the Scotch, which had confidence in its powers-confidence that enabled it to do its best. The first essential in begetting that con- fidence was co-operation, and, therefore, he welcomed such a gathering.