PRACTICAL GARDENING HOW TO GROW PEAS. Under the auspices of the Lampeter Paxton Society, a second series of lectures and demonstra- tions in horticulture are being given during this week and the next in the schools and gardens of the town by Mr J. L. Pickard, instructor in horti- culture at the University College of Wales. Aber- ystwyth. The following have kindly placed their gardens at Mr Pickard's disposal, and cordially invite all who are interested in practical gardening to attend during the demonstrations: Principal Bebb, Alderman Jones, Professor Walker, Mr F. Lloyd, Mr Whitworth, N. &. P. Bank, Mr George Rees, and Mr Jones the Workhouse master, and others. Lefctures and demonstrations on plant growing have also been arranged to be given to the children of both the schools. Mr Pickard's lectures have awakened quite a new interest in gardening, and the people crowd to hear him wherever he goes. The first lecture of the series at Lampeter took place on Tuesday evening in the lower schoolroom, before a capital attendance, the subject being Peas and their Allies." The lecturer said that before it was possible to cultivate any crop with any reasonable hope of success, it was necessary to know something of that particular crops habits, something of its likes and dislikes, and something of its ordinary requirements. It appears doubtful if a true wild pea has ever been found, but it must have grown amongst tall herbage as it is liberally provided with tendrils to hold it up. This fact implies that the roots of peas have had to struggle rIg in competition with other and probably stronger roots for its food supply, and were it not that bene- licial nature had endowed the roots of this plant with extraordinary powers of obtaining its food, we should no doubt never have known the delicious luxury of a dish of green peas. One of the greatest drawbacks to successful cultivation is the plant's extreme liability to mildew during the hot weather of summer. Two opposite causes are nearly always responsible for the attacks of mildew, excessive dryness, or excessive moisture. In either case the effect is the same, the tender tips are dried or rotted off, the plants come to a standstill until a fresh lot of roots are formed, and during this stationary period the plant* have not the strength and energy to throw the disease off as they would have if growing strongly, and the result is that we are disappointed of the crop to which we have been looking for- ward. It is clearly then our interest to look carefully after the roots, and try to give them the best conditions possible, and induce them to grow as deeply in the soil as possible, provided the soil is in a suitable condition for them. It rarely happens, however, that the roots go down very deeply, with the possible exception of that grand late pea "Autocrat." The roots of peas are fairly strong when actively growing, but they are very tender and very susceptible to cold and moisture when they first emerge from the seed, and if at this time the baby roots find themselves in wet, cold soil they receive a rude shock, and rot off. If our soil is at all wet or clayey we can accommodate it to the pea by putting a half inch layer of sand, or dry soil, or cinder ashes under them. This will give them a good start in life by providing a warm starting place for them in which to commence life. Peas and all its relations have a decided objection to sour soil, so in order to get the sourness out and to get sweetness in it is by far the best practice to ridge all land that is intended for these crops early in the autumn, and as they are exceedingly fond of lime, especially the early varieties, it is a good plan to dust the ridges with lime previous to forking them down early in February, or as soon as the land is sufficiently dry. Lime frequently saves the crop in bad seasons, so it is always wise to apply a little. They also like plenty of potash to form the pods, and plenty of phosphate to fill the pods.. If we neglect the application of phosphate in some readily available form or another we are liable to get the pods badly filled, or filled only with small peas. The family of plants we are now discussing are wonderfully endowed by nature in that, unlike all other plants, they are comparatively independent of the soil for the nitrogen they require. If we were to dig up a root carefully and examine it we should find it studded with little swellings or nodules, and if we could examine these un a microscope we should see an enormous number of bacteria or germs. These are found naturally in soils that are warm, sweet, and open; in fact in just such soils as we ought to chose for growing peas. Bacteriology has given us some of the most marvellous discoveries of the age. Bacteria. are the organisms that cause cholera, diphtheria, consump- tion and influenza. These germs that are named after their respective diseases, work for evil. Others however work for good, and amongst these are the germs that set into the rootlets of peas and beans. They are said to resemble those that cause scarlet fever, but they are quite incapable of doing harm. These swellings usually begin to appear at the end of five or six weeks, and then rapidly grow to the size of a pin's head, and from this period they are able to supply the plants in some mysterious way with all the nitrogen they require. We now see that it would be a waste of material to use farm- yard manure for peas and beans, and not only is it a waste, but it also retards the maturity of the crop, and causes the haulm to grow far taller, necessi- tating the nse of longer and better rods without giving any adequate increase in yield. There is however one stage in the growth of peas when it is highly advisable to use a little nitrogenous stimulant in order to accelerate their growth. Probably, every pea grower has noticed the tendency of peas to suddenly stop growing when they are about three inches ,high. This happens when the tiny plant' has [used up all the store of food contained in the seed, and before the germs have had time to cause the swellings which supply the roots with food, and who has not noticed that just at this time all the male tom-tits. blue-caps, chaffinches and sparrows in the neighbourhood come to fight their love battles on the pea rows. Then those who survive this warfare make the pea rows their courting spot. They warble and chirp, and fluff themselves out, and strut about in their pride, enticing the ladies of their kind to .admire them; and when the latter appears the vain-glorious males snap a few leaves and the tops off the peas to attract special attention to them- selves, and the ladies snap a few more leaves off to show the prospective husband is not unoticed, and then after the wedding a few more are snapped off by each or them in order to seal the ceremony, with the result that our treasured peas are nearly ruined and what few remain are neatly certain to be sampled by all the hungry and ambitious slugs in the garden. If, when the peas are two inches high, we were to apply ounce of nitrate of soda to the running yard of row, and rake it in, it would rush the peas out of this stationary period, and save much of this wanton destruction. Early peas; always do best on ridges, as they are warmer and drier there than when sown in trenches. Sow the seeds on the flat and then draw up a couple of inches of soil to cover them. Before sowing, how- ever, it is advisable to make up a mixture of equal parts of kainit and mineral superphosphate, and apply three ounces of the mixture to the yard of row. Cold winds are bad for peas, it takes all the colour and strength out of them; so in exposed positions it is wise to protect them with evergreen branches or bracken. When peas are sown early in the year there is danger of mice finding them before they are above ground, and these pests often spoil whole rows. There is nothing better to pre- vent this than a few drops of oil and a pinch of red lead applied to the seeds before sowing, or damping the seeds with paraffin If this precaution is neglected a few chopped pieces of gorse scattered along the rows will often keep them clear of mice. When birds are troublesome a simple remedy is to bend a few twigs of willows over the rows, and fasten strands of black thread to them this is invisible, and when their wings touch it they are frightened and scamper off. When the plants come up keep the soil well stirred to the depth of an inch or two to retain the moisture, or, better still, mulch the surface with rotted leaves or strawey manure. Possibly the best early dwarf varieties are "English Wonder" and "William Hurst," and closely following these in maturity would be Oxonian," Gradus and William the First The three latter, being three feet high, will require stakes." For main crop and for exhibition Mr Pickard recommended Duchess," Alderman," and" Sharp's Queen," with "Autocrat," Ne Plus Ultra awl" British Queen for late crops. He also dealt with the cultivation of sweet peas and broad and kidney beans. After questions had been asked and answered, a hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer terminated the meeting.
FOOTBALL ABERYSTWYTH COUNTY SCHOOL r TREGARON COUNTY SCHOOL. At Aberystwyth, on Saturday 10th. inst. Aberystwyth winning the toss elected to plav with wind. Tregaron started the attack and after some play in Aberystwyth quarters secured a corner, which was, however, safely put out of harms way, and Aberystwyth began to attack, and Tregaron were compelled to concede a corner. Epworth put the ball right'into the goal but it was safely cleared. A few minutes later Epwortb got in a good centre which D. J. Jones headed through the goal with the help of one of the visitors' backs. After another corner conceded to Aberystwyth, rreg-r -)n got away and going dow:: the field equalised with a good shot. for the rest of the first-half Aberyst- wyth did most of the attacking, though Tregaron several times broke away and made dangerous rushes down the field. On the Aberystwyth side Peake made several good shots at goal and was finally rewarded by scoring the second goal for Aberystwytb, Tile defence of the Tregaron goal keeper was very sound, and at times brilliant, and nothing further was scored till half-time. After kalf-time Aberystwyth still pressed though the s wiit and vigorous attacks of the Tregaron forwards tested the powers of the Aberystwyth defence, G. D. Ellis being specially in evidence. A little later, from a free kick about 15 yards out the bel1 was passed to Ellis who made a very good attempt at goal, which was, however, safely negotiated by the Tregaron custodian. Tregaron then took up the attack again, and Morris repulsed one or two stiff shots, but J. Davies got the ball well away, the halves transferred to Epworth, who put in a good shot, which went through the goal off one of the visitors backs, the second so scored. After this Tregaron played up very hard, and Morris only saved his goal by conceding a corner, which gave him another stiff shot to which, however, he showed himself equal. Three corners running to the credit of Tregaron followed, but at last D. E. Evans cleared, and the home forwards by good combined play took the ball back into the visitors' quarters. No further score was ma(-,Ie,,t fast and well contested game terminating in favour of the Aberystwyth team by three goals to one.
JL DOLGELLEY. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Dolgelley Rural Dis- trict Council was held on Saturday last at the County Hall, Mr John Evans, Barmouth, presiding. There were also present Messrs John Edwards, John Roberts, and Griffith Richards, Brithdir and Islawrdref Charles Williams and Ellis Williams, Llanaber Richard Jones, Llanelltyd Morris G. Williams, Llanenddwyne; Hywel Pugh, Llanfach- reth; Meyrick Roberts, Llanfihangel; Cadwaladr Roberts, Llangetynin; and Owen Jones, Llany- mawddwy; with W. R. Davies (clerk), W. R. Richardson (deputy clerk), Dr Hugh Jones (medical officer), Mr Jones (sanitary inspector). THfl XJTE DR JOS ES. A communication wo* read from the family of the late Dr Edward Jones acknowledging the vote of condolence passed by the Board at the previous meeting with them in their sad and lamentable be- reavement. A REQUEST. The Medical Officer asked the permission of the Council to have access to all letters in the per- session of the Clerk relating to his department, and a resolution was passed acceding to his re- quest. DRAINAGE OF ARERGYNOLWY. Mr Meyrick Roberts said the dry earth system which the Council had decided upon, had now been carried out at Abergynolwyn, and he wished to know who the Council would appoint to see that the closets were properly and regularly cleaned out. The Sanitary Inspector suggested that they rIg appoint a scavenger to do the work. Mr. Meyrick Roberts proposed a resolution to this effect, and this was seconded. Mr. M. G. Williams wished to know why every place was not treated the same. The dry earth system had been adopted at Llwyngwril as well. He would move as an amendment that they do noth- ing at Abergynolwyn unless the same was done in every other place. Mr. Meyrick Roberts said he had carried out the instructions of the Council and had spent a great deal of money. The Medical Officer urged that the Council should adopt the same system in every village in the Council's district. After further discussion, Mr. M. Roberts' resolu- tion was carried, and it was also stated that similar provision would be made for other places upon the Surveyor reporting that the dry earth system had been properly carried out. DISPOSAL OF BARMOUTH REFUSE. The communication from the Local Government Board enclosing the Barmouth Urban Council's reply to the complaint made by this Council of refuse being taken through the streets in uncovered carts, again came up for consideration. The letter, the contents of which have already been published in these columns, was to the effect that the com- plaint of the Rural District Council was entirely groundless, and the agreement which they enclosed would show that the Urban Council bad made every provision possible for the disposal of the town refuse, so as not to create a nuisance. It was also grossly untrue to say that the contents of privies were ever carried away in uncovered carts. The District Council also condemned the Rural Council's conduct in making public charges of this sott to the detriment of the town. The Chairman said it was evidently incorrect to state that the contents of the privies were carried away as stated. The Clerk asked, if the contents were not taken away, where did they go ? The Chairman said there were none of those kind of privies at Barmouth. The Clerk All I know is that there used to be a lot. Mr. Charles Williams said he was one of those who complained of this matter, and he thought he was the one to bring it before the Council in the first place. He had brought the same complaint for years, and the complaint was that they generally carried the refuse along the road in the rural dis- trict in uncovered carts. He did not know any- thing as to the contents of the privies, and he had never said a word about that at all. But he had met on scores of occasions-and he had plenty of witnesses and his own servant to prove it-the refuse carts going along the road without any covers, and on windy days the contents were blown about. People had called at his house to complain of it, and Mr. Jones, the surveyor, could prove that he bad complained several times when the refuse came to Dyffryn. And he knew Mr. Jones had sent a man to Dyffryn with lime and such things. Then the stuff was taken to Egryn, and he still complained, although the chairman had said that he (the speaker) had not. As to that he could only say that a minister of religion bad said a lie. He had complained always,, and that was his only complaint. Plenty of people bad seen the carts going along the roads without anything to keep the stuff in its place. Since the last complaint the matter had been remedied, and the carts were supplied with covers, but he still thought that the Barmouth Council's letter was very unfair. The Chairman: It is untrue that the contractor carries away the contents of the privies through the street. Mr. Charles Williams: I say nothing about that one way or the other. Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts said he thought it was their duty to protest against what had been said of them as a Council by the Barmouth Council. He remembered the time when the refuse was carted to Glandwr, and there were complaints about it then. He thought it entirely wrong to criticise an individual member of this Council, and he also thought it was an unfair charge, and that they should protest against it. They had written to the 11 y Barmouth Council several times-not in a big, official way—whenever complaints were made. He considered they could not do less than protest against the action of that Council and the remarks made by the Chairman and others in the meeting. Mr. Meyrick Roberts said it seemed that Bar- mouth were denying the things which they had themselves confessed. They had letters in their possession acknowledging the nuisance, and promising to remedy it. He was sorry to see the personal references made, and also to see the position taken by the Chairman. The matter could have been put in a more gentlemanly spirit and without making personal references, especially when the man himself knew that the nuisance existed. Mr. R. G. Williams, said they must admit some- one was at fault. The Barmouth Council had said they did not cart the contents of the privies, and he did not think they did do that. He thought it was a mistake on the part of their Clerk. There was nothing mentioned about that, and he thought they ought to write stating that it was a mistake that it had been included in the complaint. The Chairman That is the mistake. Mr. John Roberts proposed that they adjourn the matter for a month, and that a committee be appointed to draft a reply to be sent to the Bar- mouth Council. Mr. Meyrick Roberts seconded. Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts thought this matter meant a lot to Barmouth now that the summer season was approaching, and was it not possible to finish with it that day. Mr. John Roberts thought what thev should have in mind was the honour of this Council. The Chairman said, what the Barmouth Council complained of was the allegation that the contents of privies had been carted through the streets. The Sanitary Inspector said Major Best was prepared to come forward, if additional evidence was required, to prove that the refuse carts had been seen going along the roads uncovered. Mr. John Roberts'resolution was then put to the meeting and carried. BONTDDU WATER AND DRAINAGE. A communication was read from the Llanaber School Board stating that the construction of the drain at Bontddu School would now be carried out. The Llanaber Parish Council also wrote to the effect that they had taken the earliest opportunity to take practical measures to obtain a proper water supply for Bontddu. Plans and specifications had been asked for in December last. but in consequence of the surveyor's illness they had not yet been received. TYNYCORNEL, TALYLLYN. Mr. Richard H. Colley, Bridgenorth, wrote stating that he would feel greatly obliged if the Council would consider the importance of having the work of repairs at Tynycornel. Talyllyn, done at once before the hotel had visitors. The Sanitary Inspector said he had seen the agent of the property, who had promised to have the work done forthwith. DYFFRYN WATER SUPPLY. The Local Government Board sent a letter in reference to the Council's application to borrow £2.500 for works of water supply for the village of Dyffryn. In returning the plans,, the Board re quested that the dimensions might be shown there- on in figures. It was also not their practice t. assent to a water main of less than three inches in diameter being put down, and they would, there- fore, require that the two-and-a-half inch main pro- vided for in the estimate should be substituted by a three inch main. The Board further wished to know the minimum depth of cover intended to be provided for the mains, and whether any pro- visional agreement bad been enterccUnto for the acquisition of the land required. An analysis of the water would also be required, and as the oapacity of the proposed reservoir exceeded 100,000 gallons two months' notice should be given of in- tention to erect. The Medical Officer remarked that an analysis of the water had been taken. It was decided that the requirements of the Board be complied within each instance. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Hugh Jones, medical officer of health, in his monthly report of the sanitary condition of the district, stated as follows :—" On February 1st, I examined Graig, in the parish of Brithdir and Is- lawrdref. This house was in a dilapidated state throughout, the floors, walls, roof, and windows being most defective, the sleeping rooms had no ceilings, and the roof let in water freely. They are also not properly ventilated, as the skylights in the roof are not made to open. On the 12th February. I examined Hafodygoeswen-ucha in the same par- ish. The sleeping apartments upstairs were quite unfit for use as such. They have no proper win- dows ant! no ceilings. Tke roof above them is de- fective and the walls were damp. There is a sleep- chamber on the ground floor with defective parti- tions, and thus unsufficiently protected owing to its communication with the outer air through an opening in an adjoining wall. The apartment has no fireplace. The floor of the dairy is also bad. There are no eaves-troughs. On March 5th, the sanitary inspector and 1 visited Aberllefeni and Corris. We examined a terrace of houses called Blue Cottages, Aberllefeni, in one of which a case of typhoid fever had been recently notified to me. There is a back bedroom in each of these houses with no ventilation whatever, as there is no fire- place, and the window is not made to open. A number of fowl-pens were arranged immediately behind the ;houses, and in my opinion in too close proximity to them. I also noticed that a collection of foul water behind these houses was most objectionable. I must also remind the Council that I have previously reported unfavourably upon the water supply of these cottages, which has not been improved since, and is still open to suspicion. This consists of a small water-spout in an adjoining field, and its source seems to lie underneath the bed of a small brook, the water in which is most seriously polluted by cowsheds, pigstyes, and other objectional things. As regards the water supply of Blue Cottages, the Council decided to call upon Captain Price, the owner, to improve the same, and also to serve notices in respect of the other sanitary defects mentioned in the report. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Sanitary Inspector reported that the work of compiling the reports and result by the medical officer and himself were not yet ready. The journal, however, contained the record of upward of 70 cases, and the money spent by private in- dividuals in remedying nuisances, and improving house property far exceeded £ 1,000. There were about 15 or 20 cases pending, and the money that was likely to be spent upon these in re-building dwelling houses, &c., and including the water works of Dyffryn, Llwyngwril, Bontddu, and Aber- gynolwyn would amount Ito £ 5,000 or £ 6,000. The work sometimes seemed to be going on slow, but he could assure them that a great deal was being done to improve the sanitary,condition of property generally. The Inspector also spoke of the great assistance given them in carrying out their work, and referred especially to the Corris Parish Council, which last year spent upwards of Z200 in improv- ing the water supply and in other works. The Medical Officer also paid high testimony to the work of the Parish Councils. On the motion of Mr. Cadwaladr Roberts, the clerk was directed to convey the thanks of the Council to the Corris Parish Council for the service they had rendered in connection with the water supply at that p'aN. The re-appointment of Mr. Jones as sanitary inspector for three years was agreed to. GARTH ISAF. Sir Richard H. Wyatt's letter, re^-Aing coru. J plaints made by the Medical Officer as to the in. sanitary condition of the premises known as Garth Isaf, and which was read at the meeting of the Council two months ago, was considered. The Medical Officer pointed out that the letter stated that his report was "simply a libel," which meant that it was untrue. The letter proceeded to state that the house had been occupied for 50years without any complaints from the tenants. Dr. Jones asserted that if testimony was required he could put two tenants into the witness box to prove that they had made complaints. Mr John Edwards said the tide bad been into the house only a few days before, and when ho was there the following day there were still signs of it. The Medical Officer said Sir Richard Wyatt Ihad also stated in his letter that he should have an opportunity of proving on oath what he had said in the report. The letter was written over two months ago, and he had not beard from him yet. He was prepared to put witnesses into the box, and the Council could take whatever measures they liked to have the defects put right. The Clerk then read the extract from the report dealing with the premises in question, and also the letter to Sir Richard Wyatt which accompanied it, the letter containing the request that the sanitary deficiencies to which attention is called may re- ceive speedy remedy." The Chairman (Mr Charles Williams) remarked that there was nothing nasty in that. The Medical Officer: But that is the evil, this letter in reply. Mr. John Edwards proposed that formal notice be served upon Sir Richard Wyatt to have the necessary repairs at Garth Isaf carried out within three months. This was seconded by Mr Edward Roberts, and unanimously carried, the Chairman remarking that Sir Richard Wyatt could then take whatever steps he liked. LLWYNGWRIL WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk presented an agreement, to be entered into with Mr Gillart, giving the terms upon which be was to act for the Council in the matter of the Llwyngwril water scheme. The terms were 5 per cent on the entire cost, and a like commission upon any extras. Mr Cadwaladr Roberts pointed out that no time was given in the agreement as to when the work should be completed. It was then decided that the agreement be de- ferred to the next meeting, a date as to the com- pletion of the work to be arranged in the mean- time. HIGHWAY BOARD. A meeting of the Highway Board was held immediately after the Rural Council meeting, Mr. Charles Williams, Hengwm, presiding. A communication was read from Mr. W. W. Williams stating he noticed that the Fronallt foot- path at Dolgelley bad been widened without his consent, and that it was proposed to put a stile on it. He objected to this being done without his consent, and wished to have an explanation why the work had been carried out without such being obtained. The surveyor (Mr. Richard Jones) ex- plained that Mr. Williams was mistaken in thinking that the path bad been widened. It had only been cleared of briars and stones, and repaired to its original width.—The Clerk (Mr. R. Jones Griffith) was directed to reply to Mr. Williams to this effect. A letter was read from Mr. Williams and all the adjoining owners consenting to put the Coed- ystumgwem-road, Dyffryn, in proper repair, pro- vided the other owners in the locality would accept equal responsibility.—The Clerk was directed to write again to the several owners asking if they were prepared to do the repairs, and to receive a reply by the next meeting.
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This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- rupted view of "Ye Olde Druid Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country. Built with all modern improvements and perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dinin" and Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Rooms (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquet, and Bowling Green. Fine South aspect. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. Bowen Davis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. & MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L I A HOT E L, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod GWALIA is the well-known" GW ALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE -t- LONDON. It was started 1889; by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to be made to meet a rapid increasing business; these extensions have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, whioh was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) The situation of the "GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulpfiure, and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus, good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms from 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotal is replete with every modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dining Rooms, Ladies Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred Bedrooms. Having a frontage of 150 feet, all the Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2 £ Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Trains Tariff on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: 0 M. A. REA. WATERLOO NOTEL,, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Cla s Family and Commercial Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment, uated best part of the Town, facing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-furnished, being now one of the Largest and Most Comfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast. PERFECT SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. PATHS, BILLIARDS, and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PRIVATE SITTING ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOARD TERMS FROM £ 2:2:0 PER WEEK. BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, Proprietresses. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. modern convenience and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light. T. E. SALMON, PROPRIETOR, PENYPONT HOTEL, TALYLLYN. POSTAL ADDYTESS-C ORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS-ABERGYNOLWYN This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake. lourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. uides for Cader Idris. Posting. Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. DAVID EVANS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, AND OPTICIAN 39, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. i:, ";JZ?"r"T' Nam A JV D FOR <!t! !m)m<t!t!t«mXJ)iU__) SILVER PLATE SUITABLE FOR PRESENTATIONS GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES IN GREAT VARIETY I -(- » CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. NATIONAL WELSH FESTIVAL (ST. PAUL'S), February 27th. Shire Horse Show—Agricultural Hall. Feb. 27th to March 2nd. Hackey Horse Show-Agricultural Hall, March 6th to 9th. Hunters, &:c., Show—Agricultural Hall, March 13th to 15th. Polo Pony Show-Agricultural Hall, March 15th to 16th. Yachting Exhibition-Royal Aquarium. Feb. 1st to March 1st. Fisheries Exhibition—Royal Aquarium. March 8th to April 5th. MONDAY, FEB. 26th, and TUESDAYS, MARCH 6th and 13th, 1900. GHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO LONDON AS UNDER:— FROM Third Class Fares for the Double Journev. Times of Starting. 2 DAYS TICKETS. 3 or 5 DAYB P-m- TICKKTS. Aberystwyth 12 30) > Bow Street 12 40 *LIanlihangel 12 45 J- 1 1 G Borth 12 50| AA3' fid •Ynyslas 12 55^ fAWO. UU. Glandovey 1 7i -t Machynlleth 1 35 i JLUo. Corris. 12 45 10s. 6d. 17s. Cerames Road 1 45 | J I6S. 6(1. LUnbrvnmair 157( X\JS» > Carno 2 11J f lOS. Children under Three years of age, Free: Three and under Twelve, Half Fares. In connection with these Excursions the MAN- CHESTER AND MILFORD RAILWAY Co., will ssue Third Class RETURN TICKETS to ABER- YSTWYTH at Single Fare and a Quarter for the Double Journey, from Pencader, Llanybyther, Lampeter, Tregaron, and Strata Florida," by the Frain leaving Pencader at 9.45 a.m, Llanybyther L0.14 a.m., Lampeter 10.30 a.m., Tregaron 10.56 i.m., and Strata Florida 11.12 a.m., on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, and TUESDAYS, MARCH 5TH and 13TH. CARRIAGES WILL RUN THROUGH TO LONDON (EUSTON). PASSENGERS RETURN FROM LONDON (EUSTON) AS U.NDER Two Days Passengers booked on February 26th, at 9.45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th. Three or Five Days Passengers booked oa February 26th, at 9.45 p.m on Wednesday, February 29th, or 9.45 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd. Two Days Passengers booked on March 6th, a% 9.45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th. Three or Five Days Passengers booked on March 6th, at 9.45 p.m. on Thursday, March 8th, or 8.46 a.m. on Ssfturday, March 10th. Two Days Passengers booked on March 13th, at 9.45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14th. Three or Five Days Passengers booked on March 13th, at 9.45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, or 8.4S a.m. on Saturday, March 17th. ^Passengers for Ynyslas and Llanfihangel, re- turning by the 9.45 p.m. ex Euston, must alight at Borth. WEEK-END TICKETS are issued every FRIDAY and SATURDAY from all L. & N. W. and G. W. Stations in LONDON TO ABERDOVEY, ABERYST- WYTH, DOLGELLEY, AND BARMOUTH. Available for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits) Monday, or Tuesday. For full particular see small hand bills. CHEAP WEEK END EXCURSION TICKETS ARE NOW ISSUED ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TOJ *Birmingham, ^Wolverhampton, *Walsall, Peter borough, ""Leicester, Derby, *Burton-on-Trent, *Stafford, *Coventry, Manchester, Preston, Black- burn, Bolton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield. Liverpool, Birkenhead, Wigan and Warrington FROM Oswestry, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, Montgomery Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley, Harlech, Portmadoc, Penrhyndeudraeth, Criccieth, and Pwlheli, Similar tickets arc issued from Borth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley* Harlech, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc, Criccieth* and Pwllheli to SHREWSBURY. ♦Tickets to these Stations are not issued from Welshpool. Passengers return OR the Monday or Tuesday following issue of ticket. THOUSAND-MILE TICKETS. The Cambrian Railways Company issue FIRST CLASS 1,000 and 500 MILE TICKETS, the coupons of which enable the purchasers to travel between Stations on the Cambrian Railways during the period for which the tickets are available until the coupons are exhausted. The price of each is e5 5s Od 1,000 miles, and £2 17s 6d, 500 miles being about lid per mile. Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser and accompanied by a remittance, to Mr W. H. Gough, Superintendent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques to be made payable to the Cambrian Co. or order), from whom also books containing 100 certificates for authorising the use of the tickets by purchasers' family, guests, or employees can be obtained, price 6d each book; remittance to accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager Oswestry, March 1899. = Business Notices. MAEVEILOUS VALUE WARM WIN IER SHIRTS heavy nd medium weight, 2 for 5s. Sample 2s. 9d. Choice selection of patterns aii(I full price list sent post free' also WHITE fi twif ? Linen Fronts and Square Wrists, 6 tor 15s^; Sample 2s. 9d. Send collar F.OR SLZE; LLNEN COLLARS, four-fold, any shape, 3s. 9(1. per dozen. Orders delivered Carriage Paid on receipt of remittance. FRANK YELL, SHIRT MANUFACTURER, 81, EFFRA ROAD, BRIXTON, LONDON. FOR WELSH WOOLLEN GOODS GO TO ROWLAND MORGAN LONDON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH i