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ABERYSTWYTH. INDIAN FAMINE FUND.—The collection at Alfred- place English Baptist Church last Sunday, in aid of the above, amounted to £5 9s., which has been re- mitted to the Baptist Missionary Society, London. BOAT RACK.—On Wednesday afternoon an interest- ing boat race took place in the bay between crews representing the Sciences and Arts at the College. The Arts won by four lengths, DEPARTURE.—Miss Edith Evans, sister of Mr. J. L. Evans, architect, sailed on Saturday last, with the Army Medical Corps for South Africa, she being engaged as nurse. IMMIGRATION.—About eighty miners on their way from Italy to the Frongoch Mine passed through the town on Monday. They were received at the station by Mr. Berni: of ice cream fame. ORDINATION.—The ordination of Mr. John Thos. Miles, M.A., as pastor of Xorthwich Congregational Church, took place on Tuesday last. Mr. Miles is the son of the Rev. Job Miles, pastor of Baker-st. Congregational Church. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR.-Lady White, the wife of the hero of Ladysmith, will reach Aberystwyth on Thursday to be the guest of Lady Evans, Lovesgrove. Sir George White was expected to joip her early in April, but it is uncertain whether he will leave South Africa just yet. THE MILITIA.-The recruits of the Royal Cardi- gan Artillery assembled on Monday. Including the officers, the men on parade number over 120. Captain E. W. D. Evans is in command. NABROW ESCAPE.—When a special train was moving out of the station on Tuesday afternoon a lady had the misfortune to fall between the carriages and the platform. She was dragged along in this dangerous position for some distance, but was luckily saved by the assistance of the guard. I.O.G.T. The Independent Order of Good Templars held their usual weekly meeting on Saturday evening last, Mr. A. W. Jones presiding. The following was the programme -Ree i tat ioii, Mr. Jenkins, Penparke; song, Miss Lizzie Williams recitation, Mr. Richard Evans; recitation, Miss Sarah Williams song, Arthur Jenkins recitation, G. P. Griffiths. Ax INTER2?~ING SIGHT.—This month the planet Yet 13 ming star, and rises to a higher point A the when on the meridian than she has done for several months past. On Sunday night, at 8-25, her light was so brilliant as to throw a bright ray across the ocean, which owing to a bank of black clouds on the horizon was very dark, and consequently threw up the reflection. It was a sight but seldom witnessed from the promenade THE INSTITUTE.—An enjoyable evening was spent by the members and their lady friends last Thursday on the occasion of a soiree, arranged by the Committee of members and students. The whole building was used on the occasion, the rooms bein- decorated -vith flags and flowers. An ample supply of choice refreshments at nominal cost was served all the evening in the lower room, the upper room being devoted to games, music, singing by the Male Voice Glee Party and others. Altogether some 300 persons were present. ENGLISH WESLETAN CHURCH.—The members of the English Wesleyan Sunday School, over which Mr. R. Northey superintends, spent a pleasant afternoon on Wednesday, at a treat of tea and cakes given in the schoolroom. The tables were tastefully decorated by the following ladies, who also presided at the tables Mrs J. T. Ede and Miss Ede, Mrs. Wilkinson and Misses Wilkinson, Mrs Metcalfe and Miss Metcalfe Mrs Capt. Jones, Vaynor-street: Miss Hancock and Miss Nowell; Miss Harcourt, Miss Northey, and Miss Owen; Miss Rowlands and Miss Peake. The pro- visions were prepared by Mrs Xowell and Mrs. Har- court. A soiree is being held this evening under the presidency of Mr. J. R. Rees, Xorth & South Wales Bank. THE PAXTON SOCIETY.—At the usual fortnightly meeting held in the College on Wednesday evening last, the chair was occupied by Mr W. H. Colby, one of the vice-presidents. After the various items of business were transacted, an address on Rosa, Queen and Empress" was delivered by the Rev. Geo. Eyre Evans, who traced the history of roses from early years to recent times, under the head- ings of Semper—always, Ubique—everywhere," Ab omnibus—by all." A vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer, after which Mr Weller (the corporation gardener), exhibited some fine carna- tion blooms and early elm blossoms. RAILWAY MEETINGS.—About a hundred repre- sentatives of nearly all the railways in the Kingdom came to Aberystwyth on Monday evening to discrss "various business concerned with the management of the Hues. On Tuesday they were invited to a pleasant excursion along the Cambrian Coast as far as Bar- mouth, from where they drove to Dolgelley, return- ing to Aberystwyth by train in the evening. The party broke up on Wednesday afternoon, when the members returned home by spocial train. During their stay here they made their headquarters at the Queen's Hotel, and their requirements were well looked after by Alderman Palmer. We are pleased to learn the visitors were loud in their praise of the town and the scenery in the neighbourhood, as well as of their journey along the Cambrian line. COLLEGE ANNUAL CONCERT.—A large and fashionable audience gathered at the Royal Pier Pavilion on Friday evening to witness the per- formance of Rossini's, Stabat Mater" and Mendessolhn's Walpurgis Night" by the Musical Society of the U.C.W., under the leader- ship of Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. The choir was a powerful one numbering altogether about 250, and the choruses were rendered throughout in splendid style, the sopranos and basses deserving special mention the quality of voices and purity of tone being if anything above the usual standard. The first part opened with an overture by the orchestra composed of 26 instruments with Mr W. F. Hulley. of Swansea, as leader. Mr Hulley's band has been engaged by the College Choir for several years pa~t and on each occasion has given great satisfaction. The vocalists included Miss May John, R.A.M., Miss March (soprano), Miss Russell (contralto) Mr Gwilym Richards, R.A.M. (tenor), and Mr David Hughes, R.A.M. (bass) all of whom had an enthusi- astic reception. At the interval the orchestra played the dead march as a tribute of respect for the late Principal Edwards, the audience standing during the performance. The arrangements were carried out by a Committee with Messrs W. O. Edwards and Edwin Frisby as hon sees. Miss Phillips, Pier-street, acted as accompanist. TOWN v. GOWN.—The Aberystwyth town team again met the College team on Saturday last at the Vicarage Field. The town team had their strongest force on the field, in fact, the same team as it is intended to play on Saturday next at Oswestry against Carnarron in the semi-final for the Welsh Cup. There were a few alterations in the positions of the players in the town team, which, it must be said, worked very successfully. Marshall was transferred from centre forward to centre half, and in that position gave a clever and resourceful exhibition. Indeed. Carnarvon will have to find a player a great deal above the aver- age to beat him at any phase of the game. The veteran John Henry has taken up the position of centre forward, and his presence there had the effect of instilling a large measure of combination into the forward rank. Whelan created a very favourable impression by his exhibition on the right wing, and not only was he good at dribbling. but his shots at goal were unerring and had plenty of sting in them. Provided the players turn out in good condition, as undoubtedly they will, the present constitution of the team affords confident hepes of a victory next Saturday. Although College were beaten last Saturday by seven goals to nil, the game was on the whole an interesting one to watch. For the first fifteen minutes the -Collejrians manfully kept their goal intact, aud indeed warmly attacked the town- goal on two or three occasions. Before half-time had arrived, however, four goals had been registered against them. College were mainly on the defensive during the second half, but they presented a plucky front, with the result that their lines were only pierced on three additional occasions. The result was a win for the town by seven goals to nil. Mr. T. H. Edwards acted as referee. QUEEN'S SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION. The following is a list of the local candidates who were successful in passing the Queen's Scholarship examination held last September :—First Class— Owen Davies, Llanarth Mary G. Jones, Aberayron Maggie Thomas, Llaubadarn Trefeglwys Annie Williams, Festiniog. Second Class-G. P. Evans, Talyllyn Mabel M. Watkins and Clara H. Williams, Llanfyllin; Evan Griffiths, Llanarth Margaret E. Jones. Aberystwyth National School; M. E. Davies, Llansantffraid Edith Morgan, Carmarthen David Evans, Aberayron Martha J. Morgan, Tregaron and Jane Evans, Llanfihangel Ystrad. Third Class- Agnes Jones, Machynlleth Annie Jenkins, Scubory- coed; Mary L. Williams, Pontrhydfendigaid; Ivor Wynne Thomas, Eleanor Kenrick, and F. Ball, Aber- ystwyth Annie Vaugban, Aberangell.

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