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. ROGERS.
To err is human, to forgive divine. ADDISON. # Forgiveness and a smile are the best vengance. ENGLISH PROVERB. Generous and magnanimous minds are readiest to forgive; and it is weakness and impotency of mind to be unable to forgive. BACON. Tasso, when being told that he had a fair opportunity of taking advantge of a bitter enemy, replied: I wish not to plunder him; but there are things I wish to take from him-not his honour, his wealth, or his life; but his malice and ill-will." Let us not lie and steal. No god will help. We shall find all their teams going the other way- Charles's Wain, Great Bear, Orion, Leo, Hercules; every god will leave us. Work rather for those interests which the divinities honour and promote —justice, love, freedom, knowledge, utility. EMERSON. Chaos, Cosmos 1 Cosmos, Chaos! who can tell how all will end 7 Read the wide world's annals, you, and take their wisdom for your friend. .Hope the best, but hold the Present fatal daughter of the Past, Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hour will last.. Russia bursts our Indian barrier, shall we fight her? shall we yield ? Pause, before you sound the trumpet, hftar the voices from the field. Those three*hundred millions under one Imperial sceptre now, Shall we hold them? shall we loose them take the suffrage of the plow. Step by step we gained a freedom known to Europe, known to all; Step by step we rose to greatness,—thro' the tonguesters we may fall. TENNYSON.
Progress. Step by step lifts bad to good, Without balting, without rest, Lifting Better up to Best, Planting seeds of knowledge pure, 'Through earth to ripen, through heaven endure. EMERSON. ♦
The Snowdrop. The snowdrop, Winter's timid child. Awakes to life, bedew'd with tears; And flings around its fragrance mild, And where no rival flow'rets bloom, Amid the bare and chilling gloom, A beauteous gem appears. M. ROBINSON. +
Nature Her Own Historian. Nature will be reported: all things are engaged in writing its history. The planet, the pebble, goes attended by its shadow. The rolling rock leaves Its scratches on the mountain, the river its channels in ihe soil, the animal its bones in the stratum, the, fern and leaf their modest epitaph in the coal. The fallen drop makes its sculpture in the sand or stone:. not a footstep in the snow, or along the grouinl, but prints in characters, more or less lasting, a map of its march; every act of man inscribes itself in the memories of his fellows, and in his own face. The air is full of sounds, the sky of tokens, the grouud of memoranda and signa- tares; and every object is covered over with hints, which speak to the intelligent. HUGH MILLER. +
The Dead Warrior. Here in this leafy place, Quiet he lies, Cold, with his sightless face Turned to the skies 'Tis but another dead; All you can say is said. Carry his body hence— Kings must have slaves Kings climb to eminence Over men's graves. So this man's eye is dim; Throw the earth o'er him. Ab, if beside the dead Slumbered the pairi I Ah, if the hearts that bled Slept with the slain I If the grief died; but no, Death will not have it so. o. AUSTIN DOBSON. »
Help Oh, for a good spirit who would take the house- tops off with a more potent and benignant hand than the lame demon in the tale, and show a Christian people what dark shapes issue from amidst their homes to swell the retinue of the Destroying Angel as he moves forth amongst them For only one fnigbt's view of the pale phantoms rising from the scenes of our too long neglect; and from the thick and sullen air where Vice and Terer propagate together, raining the tremendous social retributions which are ever pouring down, and ever coming thicker 1 Bright and blest the morning that should rise on such a night: for men 'delayed no more by stumbling-blocks of their own making, which are but specks of dust upon the lpath between them and eternity, would then apply themselves, like creatures of one common origin, owing one duty to the Father jof one family, and tending to one common end-to make the world a Ibetter place I CHARLES DICKENS. ON
Playing at Soldiers. What little urchin is there never Hath had that early scarlet fever, Of martial trappings caught 7 Trappings well call'd-because they trap .And catch full many a country chap To go where fields are fought 1 • So used 1, when I was a boy, 'To march with military toy, And ape the soldier's life;— And with a whistle or a hum, .1 thought myself a Duke of Drum At least, or Earl of Fife. With gun of tin and sword of lath, Lord I how I walk'd in glory's path With regimental mates, By sound of trump and rub-a-dubs— 'To 'siege the washhouse-charge the tubs- Or storm the garden gates. + Ah me I my retrospective soul! As over memory's muster-roll I cast my eyes anew, My former comrades all the while Rise up before me, rank and file, And form in dim review. HOOD.
The Fellowship of Scoundrels. Familiar discourse between two scoundrels is never long, because whatever there is manly (human) in their nature takes fright very quickly .t the infernal qualities. When two evil souls lay bare to one another their unchasity, their hideous- ness produces a sensation of mutual disgust. Crime causes horror even to crime; and two wicked men conversing, with all the cynicism of a tete-a- tete, on their passions, their interests, are but a horrible mirror to each other. Their own baseness humilates them as reflected in another, their own pride confounds them or their own insignificance terrifies them; they cannot flee from themselves, cannot disavow themselves in their kindred spirit, since each odious similarity, each monstrous coin- cidence, each grotesque comparison, finds in them- selves a ceaseless voice which denounces their shame in their ear ceaselessly, weary with the grace- less refrain. However secret the interview may be, it is bound to have two intolerable witnesses- God, whom they see not, and Conscience, which -they feel. VICTOR HUGO.
ABERYSTWYTH SOBER Round the Town on Saturday Night. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." Aberystwyth in August is one thing, Aberystwyth in February is another, with the former I have now nothing to do; to the latter, as seen in a quiet walk round our town on Saturday night, I ask the attention of any who care to give it. To gain a fair and unprejudiced opinion of the town, at such a time it is absolutely necessary to give yourself up, not once nor twice to the task, but to take several walks round on divers nights, and to keep both ears and eyes well open, remem- bering the story in 'Sandford and Merton' of Eyes and No Eyes." As one who can fairly claim not to have said a word, nor put forward a statement in this column since it began, without having personally satisfied myself as to the veracity of such, 1 feel no hesitation whatever in saying that our town is far more creditable to its inhabitants than some of the pessimistic croakers would have us believe. "ABERYSTWYTH SOBER." Yes Aberystwyth is sober on a Saturday night, and from that statement in the main I cannot budge. I know that about which I write. I have personally satisfied myself on the point. ——— When we come really to think seriously of the matter, we find it a harder task than we at first imagined to tick off on our fingers the exact time and place when and where we encountered a drunken person, noisily or quietly reeling along our streets. That drinking does go on, and in many cases to a grevious excess I know, alas! right well; that some men, and, woe is it 1 some women too, are confirmed sit and sots is a fact we cannot gainsay, but in the main, and writing in words well weighed I am bound to say Aberystwyth Sober," on a normal Saturday night. I speak this too as a life-long total abstainer, as one who has worked day in and year out for his belief in the fact that it is possible for men and women to live, to be healthy, and to be active-in fact to enjoy life-without partaking of intoxicating liquor. What are our facts as regards the number of licensed houses in our borough? There are if I mistake not, 52 places where drink "—to use the accepted term-can be procured. The majority of these are houses of the old fashioned type, public houses of call and con- venience, quiet, respectable steady going places of refreshment for man and beast. A few-we could name them on our fingers and still have one or two fingers to spare—are "drink' houses, i.e. bouses-more or less well conducted- where the people who will and must drink at all hours naturally resort. Others again are of the large hotel type, and certain is it their bars are never overcrowded, nor, if justice must be done-can it be said that their landlords would allow such a state of things. Against these fifty-two licensed houses we have to place another fact viz., that in the space of a re- cent three weeks, only one case of drunkenness has come before the bench for treatment. Some may at once say Ob I that all very well but the police don't do their duty." To that I re- ply, Yes. they do," and when I write that I mean it, reader. The type of man so frequently seen some years ago in our streets is now but seldom visible—brawl- ing, noisy, unkempt, drink maddened, fisticuffing, where is be now 1 Certainly not very often seen in our thoroughfare. Temperance work of all sorts is assuredly telling; we may doubt at times, we may feel tempted to lose heart now and again in our efforts, but the fact remains that temperance is growing, though some amongst us wish it would grow quicker but better slow and sure than gourd-like, to spring up rapidly and then die as suddenly. 0 Look in at the electric lighted hall.—no dark and dreary place, but as bright as any public house— where the brave, unduanted band of British Women is persistently carrying on its weekly Saturday Dight crusade. Think you such work as theirs is vain work? Song and music, a spoken word and hot coffee, go a long way in the temperance cause. They want helpers, they want money to carry on their Christ-like crusade. Who responds? Any sums given me for the purpose shall be duly handed over to the Women." Theirs is the work of which James Russell Lowell sings:— And the voice that was calmer than silence said Lo, it is I, be not afraid I In many climes, without avail, Thou hast spent thy life for the Holy Grail; Behold it is here, this cup that thou Didst fill at the streamlet for Me, but now, This crust is My body broken for thee This water His blood that died on the tree; The Holy Supper is kept indeed, In what so we share with another's need, Not that which we give, but what we share, For the gift without the giver is bare; Who bestows himself, with his alms feed three, Himself, his hungering neighbour, and Me. Trefechan improves, and even though thirty tramps and wanderers find their beds there to- night, the suburb is quiet and orderly. Here on a spare bit of pavement under a lamp is a group of tiny children, blithely and gracefully dancing to the strains of a lively hand organ on a cart drawn by a donkey, with a cage of bright plumaged lore birds attached, ready to tell you your fortunes or misfortunes at the bidding of their dark-haired, and jewelled ear owners. Music hath charms," and so let the little ones prance, their troubles are yet to come. Push open the door of the Institute, and see what a few-l fear very few-of our students are trying to do to brighten the lives of our working men and youths in this dead time of the year. Such work is capable of immense development, and unless I mistake, the near future will see it taking place. Their is ample room in this line for an almost unlimited amount of work amongt the youth of our town. When will the constant, aimless, do nothing, hands in pockets, lolling about the streets, give place to a non-political, non-sectarian, high- class home or club, or institute where they will be welcomed ? A place like the Gordon or Florence Institutes, or the Domestic Missions in Liverpool, where Saturday nights find them especially laid out with music or singing, or acting, or games, or bands to catch the growing lads—and catch them they do. Readers mine, something like this for next winter there must be in Aberystwyth too, if we would show our practical belief in the meaning of out Master's words, one of His hard sayings- Greater love bath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends, if ve do whatsoever I command you." -11 oJ The Free Lending Library is busy on a Saturday night, the librarian's bands are full, and the demand on her wares steady and continuous. ,c Some quarter of a century's results in national education are herevisible; men and women, boys and girls will read now, if the opportunity be given them. To keep the town's books well up to date is as necessary and as valuable a work as to look after the sewers, or deal fairly with the leases. Let us do all we can to open the gates of litera- ture to our future town councillors. They will assuredly be better mayors and higher seeking aldermen for our efforts. y Saturday night is well used for our Salvation Army friends for their out door efforts. May their arms be strengthened Their ways of work may or may not commend themselves exactly to me; but their never ceasing earnestness does. Somehow or another they do get hold of people usually untouched by quieter methods; their plan often succeeds; it touches the spot," and the point is gained. Never, so long as their work is what it is shall my pen be used against the Army, it is one, and a valuable one too, of the religious agencies of our day; our clock tower and town head might be used for less works of righteousness than the Army s service round its banner, which blood red streams afar." In his way too the chip potatoe man is a factor for good on a Saturday night, round his barrow- well perched in a secluded corner, under a lamp- is gathered a group of lowly buyers, waiting their turn to patronize his toothsome dainties; better far, for many reasons, is a bag of hot chips, or an appetising faggot, than a gill of ale, a noggin of rum, or a small Scotch. Nor must a students' smoker be left out of account, as a factor in our Saturday night's ramble. The College on euch an occasion as the visit of a Bangor footer team (play up! Aber.) never lacks its evening concert, when men, who will soon have to play their parts in the stern battle of life, add their voices to the harmonic (?) gathering. And where reader, can I better wish you good night and pleasant dreams than under the shadow of our College walls, where, high aloft on its tower, the ever true red dragon keeps watchful eye on Aberystwyth?
PENLLWYN. ENTERTAINMENT.—One of the best of the series of Entertainments that have been held at Penllwyn during the past weeks was held at the Board School on Friday evening last. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Sunday School Teachers, who found an energetic secretary in the person of Mr. John Edwards, Blaengefnffordd. The school- room was tilled to overflowing by people who love music, recitations, and competitions. The services of two U. C. W. students, it is needless to say, added much to the success of the meeting, and their service was much appreciated by the audience. The following persous acted asadjudica- tors on the various competitions, Messrs O. N. Roberts, R. W. Roberts, and D. Moses Davies, University College of Wales; John Richards, Dol- blodau; J. Morris, Pandy. The chairman was Mr. R. Adams. Misses J. Jones, A.L.C.M., Minafon, and Gwendoline James, Broncastell, were the accompanists. The following splendid programme was gone through snccessfully:— Recitation, Master Hughie Hughes, Cwmceulan song, Master Thomas 0. James, Maesbangor competition, the best recitation, for those under 12, of The storm on the Sea of Galilea," the prize was divided between Mr. Ivor P. Morris and Annie M. Thomas; duett, Misses Mary Jones Penygraig, and Miriam B. Jones, Felin Rhiwarthen; recitation, Miss Dot James, Maesbangor; pianoforte duett, Misses Jennie Jones and Kitty James, Gwarallt; recitation Mr. Richard Hughes, Penbontpren; duett, Messrs D. Teifi Davies and D. Moses Davies, U.C.W. (encored); written examination on a part of the History of Jesus Christ, for those under 12 piano- forte duett, Misses Annie M. James and Blodwen M. James, Pwllcenawon competition, recitation of 41 David's lamentation for Saul and Jonathan," for those under 16, Mr. Willie H. Morris, Blaencaeau, was adjudicated the best; song, "Wyt ti'n cofio'r lloer yn codi," Miss M, Hughes recitation, Beth yw'r ysgol 7" Mr. Ted Williams, Tangeulan; song, I bias Gogerddan," Mr. D. Moses Davies, U.C.W., Miss M. E. Parry, Tyllwyd, accompanied dialogue by Misses Miriam Vaughan and Margaret Edwards; adjudication on the examination papers on "Maes llafur," for those under 16,—1 Miss Gwladys J. Adams, "2 Ir. David O. Morris, 3 Miss Mary E. Parry and Mr S. H. Jones; solo," Yr ornest," Mr. D. T. Davies, U.C.W.; adjudication on the best composition on James, John, Peter, &c., by children under 12,—1 Mr. Ivor P, Morris, 2 Annie M. Thomas, 3 Mary E. Rees song, Miss Margaret Edwards: competition, the best hand-writing,—1 Mr. Ivor P. Morris, 2 Mary L. Rees; dialogue, Misses Gwladys J. Adams &ad Mary E. Parry duett, Miss Morgan and Mr. E. D. Morgan, The Poplars: recitation, Miss L. Daniel; song, Yr ysgol yn y wlad," Mr. Isaac Jones, Pen- ygraig (encored) adjudication on the best essay on the wars in II. Samuel, by those under 16, 1 Miss Gwladys J. Adams 2 Miss Lizzie Daniel, 3 Mr William Owen; song, Miss Gwladys Jane Adams; pianoforte duett, Misses May and Gwendoline James, Broncastell; adjudication on the Scriptural examination, for those under 21, II. Samuel, 1-10 chapters, 1 Miss Margaret Edwards 2 Miss Miriam Vaughan 3 Miss Jennie Jones, Minafon song, "Sail1 yr Eryri," Miss Kate Pierce (Llinos Rheidol); recitation, Ymson y llofrudd," Mr. D. Moses Davies; duett, Misses Sarah M. James and Elsie James, Maesbangor; competition, The best written history of the most famous persons in the maes Ilaf iir," for those under 21, 1 Margaret Edwards; 2 Miss Jennie Jones; 3 Miss Miriam Vaughan; song, Mae nhad wrth y llyw," the children's choir, led by Mr. T. Hughes; recitation, Y bywydfad," Mr. Tom Griffiths, Pen- lanoleu; song, Merch y cadben," Mr. D. Teifi Davies (encored); address by the Chairman; song, Mr. D. Moses Davies; song by a party of eight. Short but appropriate addresses were delivered by the Chairman and the Rev. D. Morgan. At the conclusion of the programme the Rev. D. Morgan proposed, and Mr. T. Parry seconded, a vote of thanks to the U. C. W. students for their service, who gave it gratis, and a vote of thanks was also passed to all those that took part in the meeting.
Llanfihangel y Creuddyn Upper. PLOUGHING MATCH.—The annual ploughing match of this parish and that of Gwnws Upper took place on Wednesday, February 28th, in a field very suitable for the purpose on the farm of Mr Samuel Evans, Nantgwyn. Thirteen teams entered the competition, three in the first class, five in the second, and five in the third. The judges were Messrs David Morgan, Lodge Farm, William Rowlands, Brenan, and Stephen Evans, Bwlch- crwys, who were on the field during the day at- tending to every detail of the work, and gave satisfaction to all concerned. The prizes were awarded as follows:-lst prize Mr J. Thomas Evans, late of Abertrinant, 2nd and 3rd prizes equally divided between Messrs David Morgan, Cynonfach, and D. W. Evans, Penlan; in the 2nd class, 1st prize Mr William Evans, Blaenmagwr, 2nd prize Mr Morgan Morgans, Tynrhyd, 3rd prize, Mr David Davies, Dolgors in the third class 1st prize Mr Matthew Evans, Nantgwyn, 2nd prize Mr Joseph Davies, Glantrisant, 3rd prize, Mr Job Evans, Rhosgoch, 4th prize equally divided between Messrs D. W. Mason, Glanfedw, and Wm. Davies, Caermeirch. For the best ridge the prize was awarded to Mr Mr D. W. Evans, Penlan. which was a whip given by Mr Williams, saddler, North- parade, Aberystwyth. For completing his work in the shortest time, the prize was taken by Mr Job Evans, Rhosgoch. For the best pair of cart horses, Mr Wm. Bonner, Glantrisant. Best cart mare, Mr J. Thomas Evans. Best harness, Mr Wm. Hughes, Hafod. The judges of the horses and harness were Messrs Evan Richards, Penuwchfawr, Lewis Lewis, Blaenmagwr, and John Davies, Pengwernydd. The majority of the prize winners bad ploughs made by Mr W. L. Evans, Llanfihangel. Mr and Mrs Evans, Nantgwyn, provided dinner and tea for the judges, the competitors and their helpers, and scores of others besides, and the Misses Evans, Nantgwyn, decorated the judges and other officials with beautiful rosettes. Much praise is also due to Mr David Morgan (junior), Tynrhyd, and Mr William Bonner, Glantrisant, for the energetic and successful manner in which they performed the duties of secretary and treasurer, respectively, to the committee.
LLANON. THB MEET of the Ffosrhydygaled fox-hounds took place at Llanrhystyd at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the 27th ulto. The fox was found near Alltlwyd, and after a short run was caught near Penrhosser. In the course of the day two more foxes were un- earthed, Uie one being found very close to the spot where the other was lost, somewhere between Llanon and Nebo, but both succeeded in getting away, though one of them afforded the hounds a splendid run. FOR OUR SOLDIERS AT THE FRONT. —With regard to the articles which have lately appeared in this paper concerning Llanon affairs, I conclude that the ladies of the place are not included in those scathing remarks, as honour, where honour is due," and they, to say the least, are energetic enough. The ladies of Llanon, with their usual kindness have again come to the fore, and are very busy providing comforts for the use of our brave soldiers who are now serving their country in South Africa. Several times during the last week or two sewing meetings have been held in the Board schoolroom, and willing hands have been found, who are only too pleased to be able to make and send our faithful friend Thomas Atkins" a nice lot of comfortable and very useful garments. THE GLAD TIDINGS of the relief of Ladysmith was received here with great joy. The church bell was rung, and the Union Jack hung from the tower, while flags were displayed in every part of the village. The school childien were granted a holiday, and they accordingly marched through the place, and on to Alltlwyd. A goat, dressed up with evergreens in honour of the occasion, a couple of concertinas, mouth organs, etc., headed the procession, which proceeded in an orderly manner, and after reaching Alltlwyd, and being welcomed by Mrs Law (wife of Captain Law serving in South Africa), the children gave three cheers for our soldiers and their officers, and then sang the National Anthem. On their return to the village the children were regaled with oranges, chocolates, sweets, and all manner of nice things. The people tied with one another in rewarding the children with a good time after their valiant efforts..
RHYDLEWIS. DEATH.—The numeious friends of Mr David Owens, blacksmith, Brithdir, will regret to leain of the sudden death of his wife. She died on Mon- day morning, the 26th ult., after a short severe ill- ness. The interment took place on the following Wednesday, when the Rev E. Keir Evans officiated, and at the graveside a touching address was de- livered by the Rev Rhys J. Lloyd, Troedyraur. Deceased was highly-respected by all who knew her, and much sympathy is felt towards Mr Owens and the four children who were left to mourn their loss.
LLANYBYTHER. CHURCH NEWS.—It is very gratifying to note that the ministry of the Rev D. Wynne Evans at Queen-street, Chester is attended with great success. A debt of P,300, incurred on current account in previous years, has been cleared during the last two years, and part of the expense of cleaning decorating the premises has been met. Over 60 members have been added, and the congre- gations have more than doubled in two years. He has a P.S.A. of between 600 and 700 male members and a P.M.E. of about 200 female members. The old chapel has become too small, and a new one is to be built this year at a cost of about £ 1,200. This amount is nearly all promised, and it is expected the chapel will be opened free of debt. Mr. Evans has recently been presented by the ladies of his church with a number of valuable books. A church which is able to show such good results must be a power in the ancient city.
LLANDYSSUL. WAR NEWS.—Among the list of casualties in Monday's list from Mafeking is Corporal W. F. Jones, son of the Rector of Peboyrin, near Llandys, sol. "Willie" joined the British South Africa Police some two years ago, and was in Colonel Plumer's coming to the relief of Mafeking. He was a smart, dashing young man, of about 26 years of age, and extremely popular with his comrades. Corporal Jones has since, we regret to learn, suc- cumbed to his injuries. STEEPLE CHASE.—On Wednesday, the 28th of last month, the annual race meeting was held in the morning, and the steeple chase in the after- noon before large assemblies, though the weather was particularly unfavourable. The performances were very creditable considering the soft and slip- pery condition of the ground. The jumping might not be said to have been quite up to expectation, but taking the events as a whole, both the morning and afternoon meetings were quite up to the aver- age. PETTY SESSIONS.—On the same day the Petty Sessional Court was held before a full Bench, who quickly disposed of a long list.—A young married woman was charged with having attempted to com- mit suicide. The magistrates having heard the evidence of Dr. Davies, of Llandyssul, and other witnesses, discharged the woman with a caution.— The M. & M. Railway also prosecuted Thomas Evans, described as a mason, for assaulting one of their porters in January last at Llanybyther sta- tion. The defendant had already been fined at the previous court for drunkenness on the same occa- sion.—The Bench fined him £1. Mr Stanley Griffith Jones, for Mr A. J. Hughes, Aberystwyth, appeared for the Railway Co.
FOOTBALL U.C.W. V. BANGOR COLLEGE. The Aberystwyth and Bangor Inter-College match, under association rules, took place on Saturday last at the Vicarage Field, when there was a large attendance of spectators. The turf was in fairly good condition, and there was no wind blowing. The teams were as follows:— Bangor-Goal, Morgans; backs—M. Hughes and Kinsey; half-backs-Tudor Jones, Price White, and Meyrick; forwards-R. C. Roberts, Edmunds, J. Roberts, Hopkins, and Lloyd Roberts. Aberystwyth —Goal, Barratt; backs- Griffiths, W. O. Edwards, and Pugh; forwards—Herrott,T. P. Jones, Hughes. D. P. Williams, and E. A. Lewis. Referee, MrJ. C. Rea. The initial half of the game was vigourously con- tested, each side attacking in turn, and honours were about evenly divided. Taking the players all through, however, Bangor had much the advantage in physique, and it required every effort on the part of Aberystwyth to neutralise this. First blood was drawn by the visitors, Roberts, after a well-sustained attack, finding the net with a good shot, though Barratt defended well. This had the result of making things lively for the next ten minutes, during which the Bangor backs had an anxious time. A temporary relief came at length, but Perrott, getting the ball near the centre, made a grand dribble toward the goal. Being hotly pressed, he essayed a "long shot, and his effort was rewarded with a magnificent goal, which com- pletely beat the B&ngor custodian. Aberystwyth strove hard to take the lead after this, but their attacks were successfully repulsed. At half-time both sides had scored a goal each. The second half saw considerable deterioration in the play, there being an absence of the dash and vigour seen during the first half. Aberystwyth also seemed to have shot their bolt, and the greater weight of their opponents told perceptibly upon them. There were, however, occasional flashes of brilliance, but in front of goal both sides were weak. The game had advanced far toward its close. and it seemed as if honours would rest easy. The Bangor for- wards, however, with a combined rush took the ball into the goal mouth, where Barratt pluckily stopped the onslaught. He failed to clear the ball sufficiently, and Price White being handy, that player scored the second and winning goal. Time was afterwards called, leaving Bangor victorious by two goals to one.
Hockey. ABERYSTWYTH v. BANGOR. The ladies' hockey teams of the Aberystwyth and Bangor Colleges met on Saturday morning last at the College ground, Smithfield-road, there was a large attendance, mainly students of the College. Unfortunately, the ground was in a miserable con- dition, owing to a heavy downfall of rain in the early hours of the morning, which made the ground sloppy, awlcovered it in several places with two or three inches of water. Notwithstanding these ad- Terse conditions, the ladies gave a really good ex- hibition of the game, and played throughout with remarkable spirit and dash. The ball having been set in motion, Aberystwyth quickly asserted their superiority, their play being marked with greater combination than that of the visitors. Amongst the latter however, there were some good individual players, who frequently distinguished themselves with good dribbles. The fi»st goal scored oame from a shot at a long range by Miss Dally which completely beat the Bangor custodian. Two more goals followed in quick succession for Aberystwyth the first being sent in from a scramble in the goal mouth by Miss Banbury, while the other was the result of a fine run along the touch line almost the whole length of the field by Miss Linnell, to which Miss Dally put the finishing touch. At half-time Aberystwyth were leading by three goals to nil. The second half saw play almost entirely in Bangor territory, but try as they would the homesters could not overcome the defence. Several good shots we put in, but all were successfully cleared, while corners galore were conceded, but with no result. The game thus ended in a victory for Aberystwyth by three goalsta nil. The teams were as follows :—Bangor—Goal, Miss Winnie Brown; backs—Miss Colley and Miss Vernie Hughes; half- backs-Miss Rhoda Smith, Miss Macdonald, and Miss Wilkinson; forwards—Miss Nora Sproxton, Miss Haydon, Miss Fannie Hamel. Miss Ethel Williams, and Miss Winifred Roberts. Aberystwyth —Goal—Miss Gladys James; backs-Miss M. C. March and Miss A. Morgan; half-backs—Miss W. Thornton, Miss A. Ritchie, and Miss E. Bramfitt; forwards-Miss E. Morphy, Miss E. Smith, Miss C. Dally, Miss L. Bandbury, and Miss W. Linnell Referees—Miss Wright and Mr. J. Roberts.
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BOOKS PUBLISHED IX WALES. SIR,-Will you be good enough to grant me a little of your space to say that it is proposed to publish in the Public Library Journal, the quarterly magazine of the Cardiff and Penarth Free Libraries and the Cardiff Museum, a bibliography of books in Welsh, or relating to Wales, giving particulars of the authors, publishers, sizes and prizes of the books. The need of such a bibliography has long been felt, and to meet the want the committee of the Cardiff Free Libraries has agreed to devote space for the purpose in the Journal, which i. pub- lished on the 1st of January, April, July and October in each year, at a nominal price, the sub- scription for the year being 8d. post free. It has a large circulation, and the step now taken will doubtless increase its usefulness to the people of Wales. My object in writing this letter is to ask your readers to send me particulars of any books or pamphlets published since January 1st, in order that they may be included in the list to be pub- lished on April 1st. I shall be glad to have information from authors, publishers or others. To ensure inclusion in the forthcoming list, the particulars should be sent to me at once. Thank- ing you for inserting this letter. I am, JOHN BALLINGIER, LIBRARIAN. Cardiff Free Libraries, March 5, 1900.
Business Notices. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHEST. OLD DR. PARR'S MIRACULOUS COUGH SYRUP Has been proved by thousands to be a Certain, Safe, and Swift Cure for Coughs, Chronic Bronchitis, Irritation of the Throat, and every form of Winter Catarrh. COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF HEALING AXD BALSAMIC HERBS. Thousands of Bottles sold every year. ASK YOUR CHEMIST FOR A BOTTLE. PRICE Ijli and 2/9, (by post 3d. extra) 2 SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANUFACTURER, ISAAC T. LLOYD, J.I. P.S., CHEMIST, 267, Kum's ROAD, CHELSEA, LONDON. To be obtained Wholesale and Retail in North Wales from the "DOVEY PHARMACY," ABERDOVEY. A WORD IN SEASON. TRY MORGAN'S Pectoral Linseed Balsam Certain Cure for Coughs, Colds, Influenza, and all affections of the Chest, Throat, and Lungs. ——— HAS CURED OTHERS. WILL CURE YOU. Prepared only by R. MORGAN, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, ABERYSTWYTH. Sold in Is. & 2s. bottles WONDERFUL RESULTS. OWENS BROS., 31, NORTHGATE STREET ABERYSTWYTH, BUILDERS, JOINERS, UNDERTAKERS, &c Estimates given for every description of work WORKSHOP -PORTLAND LANE. JOHN JONES, JgUILDING jyjATERIAL jyj^ERCHANT, MONUMENTAL YARD, T REGARO-N, gOUTH ALES. MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES OF ALL SIZES IN STOCK. THE WATERLOO COACHES RuN to the AM 0 if a DEVILS BRIDGE. AND OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST BOOKING OFFICE: WATERLOO HOTEL, TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. TO THE INHABITANTS OF ABERYSTWYTH AND DISTRICT. ISAAC SAMUEL Begs to announce that he has OPENED BUSINESS IN Grocery and Provisions AT NORTH END STORES, RAILWAY TERRACE. ALADDIN'S MAGIC TEA -ALAODIN'S MAGtC" I lL THE BEST IN THE MARKET w ILLIAM WILLIAMS & QOMPAjrr, 5, BUTTON STREET, L IVEliFOOL. D. JONES, n IGH CLAss tailor, 1 59 CHALYBEATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. w INTLEMEN'S JJUNTING & SHOOTING s UITS. JgREECHES A SPECIALITY. L IVERIES, n IGH-CLAss L ADIES'T AILOR-MADE 0OSTUMES Made by Experienced Workmen on the premises. Business Notices. I CARDIGANSHIRE CAIRIUAGE WORKS J. G. WILLIAMS, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDER, CHALYBEATE STREET, (Near Railway Station,) ABERYSTWYTH. NEW CARRIAGES of own Manufacture on hand, of Best Material and Finest work- manship throughout. Rubber Tyres fitted to all Vehicles if required. J. G. WILLIAMS invites inspection of works, which is the largest and best equipped in the county. PRIVATE ADDItMS-1 3, BAKER STREET DAVID HOWELL, GEXERAL DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, 33 & 35 GREAT Darkgate STm AND 2, M ARKET STREET, ABERYSTWYTH! "^7"ELSH JPLANNELS AND J^EAWLF, CARPETS AND LIXOLEUMS. W. R. JONES, WATCHMAKER JEWELLER, 32, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH A large Assortment of JEWELLERY, in Gold, Silver, and Pebbles, Suitable for Presents, Sm., also LADIES' AND GENTS' GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES. SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES TO SUIT ALL SIGHTS. A Good Assortment of WEDDING, KEEPER, and GEM RINGS. :SPLENDID BARGAINS. REES JONES, EMPORIrM, RJL REG AEON inow offers for Sale"at Low Clearance:Prises a fine lot of MEN'S, YOUTH S, AND BOYS'- OVERCOATS. FURNITURE. FURNITURE. FURNITURE. J. L. EVANS, OJOMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHER CABINET MAKER & UPHOLSTERER, ÙREAT D ARKGATE S TREE A BERYSTWYTH. FURNITURE, FURNITURE, FURNITURE DAVID WATKINS, WORKSHOP SEA VIEW PLACE. PRIVATE ADDRESS CUSTOM-HOUSE STREET. PAINTER, PLUMBER, PAPERHANGER, GLAZIER AND HOUSE DECORATOR. CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF PAPER- HANGINGS ALWAYS IN STOCK. SHEET LEAD PIPES, CISTERNS, &c., &c. HOLLIEirS COMMERCE HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET & QUEEN GTREEL F«R FANCY GOODS AXD CYCLING ACCESSORIE Business Notices. PLOTTING AND SWING SEASON, 1900 EVERYTHING FOR THE GARDEN, FARM, A ESTATE Do not place any orders before knowing OUR prices. 200 ACRES OF NURSERY STOCK. Wrv manv thou- sands of trees to select from of the BEST AN I) MOST POPULAR SORTS OF EYER1: KIND OF FRUIT TREK. trained. Hush, and standard. HANDSOME SHRUBS, ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING and DECIDUOUS TREES AND SHRUBS in endless variety and every size. COVERT AND HEDGE PLANTS anv size required. At-CL-BAS, LAURELS, LILACS, RHODODENDRONS, ROSES. HOLLIES, etc. WE INVITE INSPECTION. PRIVET—2 to Z2 ft.. 8s. 100 22 to 3 ft.. 10s. and 12s. 6d. 100 3 to < ft.. 15s. 100 4 to 5 ft., 20s. 100. Chrysanthemum Catalogue, contairing this vear's Novelties now ready. Writ,e us stating your wants. and ask for Printed Cata- logues—Poet Free. WE GROW WHAT WE SELL. SEEDS! SEEDS!! SEEDS! Of everr description for Garden and Farm. Our stock ARE RELIABLE, none being sent out until THOROUGHLY and NATURALLY tested. See list of Novelties for coming Season's showing. Many Testimonials from Prize-winners of Vegetables and Flowers. Our Catalogue contains useful information for Profes- sional and Amateur, and is posted Free on application also FARM SEED LIST. LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Plans by Landscape Artist. Estimates, Specifications, and advice or. laying out or remodelling grounds. Impl&- ments of every description. CLIBRANS', Altrincham AND MANCHESTER- BBAKCHES 10. Market Street, Manchester (for Reeds, G.). Bangor and Principality Nursery. Llandudno. WARD & CO's ABERYSTWYTH BAZAAR Is the Noted Shop for TOYS And Every Description of FANCY ARTICLES. BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SMOKERS' REQUISITES. 8 GRE.AT DARKGATE STREET HUGHES'S PECTORAL COUGH BALSAM (From the Original Prescription of a Leading West End Physician), CUBES COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, AND ALL CHEST AND THROAT AFFECTIONS. PRICE, 1/- AND 2/6 POST FREE. PREPARED ONLY BY E. DAVIES HUGHES, M.P.S. (Late of J. G. Gould & Co., Oxford Street, London, W.) The Pharmacy, TOWYN. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CONFECTIONER. AGENT FOR BARRETT'S LONDON CONFECTIONERY FINEST SELECTION OF NOVELTIES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE FROM THE LEADING FIRMS. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR CYCLISTS. Most Central Place in Town, < NOTE THE ADDRESS:— MORGANS' fiiglKlass Confectionery stores, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK. Tea Rooms and Refreshments. BUY YOUR MEDICINES FROM DAVIES BROS., THE PHARMACY, LAMPETER ALL DRUGS AND CHEMICALSi GUARANTEED PURITY. — — FOR HIGH-CLASS OUTFITS GO TO TOM JONES, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER LATEST STYLE IN TAILORING OOM- BINED WITH MODERATE CHARGES. ———— — 4 Waterloo Buildings SHAVING SALOON BATH STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. F. PADDEN, LATE OF CLARK SON, LONDON, AXD JOINSON, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS to inform the public in general that he has taken the above Premises, and trusts by careful attention to all orders to receive a fair share of their esteemed patronage. Wigs, Fringes, Tails of Hair and Combings made up on the Premises on the shortest notice. Old Tails re-made and dyed at moderate charges. 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 purchased 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 Distmct, and other Public Bodies.