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.
♦ Town Council Committees. PUBLIC LIGHTS COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Public Lights Committee of the Town Council was held on Monday evening at the Corporation Offices, the members present being Mr R. Peake (chairman). Alderman C. M. Williams (mayor), Mr J. P. Thomas, and Mr John Jenkins. Gas bills for the last quarter were presented, these including| £ 36 for lighting 144 lamps, Zl 6s 8d for lighting eight lamps to Penparke-road, and £3 16s 3d for lighting three .extra lamps total, £40 2s lid. These were approved of, and recommended for payment. A bill was presented for the lighting of the town clock, the Chairman stating that the gas bill for this amounted to about £21 per annum. He thought it should be lit by electricity. The Chairman's suggestion was favourably re- ceived, and he was authorised to interview Mr Putland, manager of the electrical works, and ob- tain from him the probable cost of illuminating the town clock by electricity, and also to provide an accumulators for keeping the light burning after 12 o'clock at night. Mr J. P. Thomas asked whether any steps had been taken in the matter of lighting the Castle grounds. The Chairman said they could not possibly take that matter in hand until the extension of the promenade had been carried out. After that was done they would no doubt, continue the electric lamps along to that place. The Surveyor said that was the intention. The Mayor thought that that would result in lighting a considerable portion of the Castle grounds, and if more light was wanted they could place three or four lamps on the other side. In the meantime he thought they might ask the Electric Light Company at wMt cost they would place a lamp there. He thought it would be a good place for promenading, and might relieve the congestion on the Terrace. The Chairman thought one lamp on the tower would be sufficient to light the grounds. The Chairman was authorised to see Mr Putland on this matter also. HARBOUR COMMITTEE. The only business transacted at this Committee, which was presided over by the Mayor, was the examination of the usual bills, and these were approved of and ordered to be recommended for payment. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. The Mayor also presided over the meeting of this Committee, when there were also present Alder- man T. Doughton, Messrs- J. P.;Thomas, R, Peake, R. Doughton, J. Jenkins, 1. Hopkins, A. J. Hughes (town clerk), H. L. Evans (borough accountant), and Rees Jones (borough surveyor). The plan of a house at the back of No. 26, South- parade, for Mrs. James, was deferred in order that certain alterations might be effected. The plan of a house in Trinity-road, and the plan of a house in North-road for Mr. Palmer were approved of Mr. Morgan, Aberdovey, wrote offering the Council a quantity of cement at 43s. 6d. per ton delivered at Aberystwyth, or if a quantity of 50 tons or upwards was accepted at 42s. per ton. As the Council will require a considerable supply of cement in a short time, the surveyor was directed to invite tenders for the approximate quantity required. The tender of Messrs. Hoskins and Miller, at £ 11 10s., for the supply of slate channelling and slate kerbing was accepted. The communication from the Clerk of the Aber- ystwyth Rural District Council asking this Council to prepare a draft agreement in reference to the discharge of the sewer from Brynymor-road into the town sewer, was considered. The Mayor explained that they were now making progress with the view to having an inquiry to apply for the extension of the boundaries, aud the whole of the portion referred to would be taken into the borough. It would be useless, therefore, to enter into an agreement now. The Clerk was directed to reply to the Rural Council to this effect. The application of Mrs. Price to fix bay windows to Nos. 13 and 15, Gray's Inn Road was granted on the usual conditions. The Clerk read replies he had received from various towns, all of which stated, with one or two exceptions, that they had not adopted any system of insurance for their workmen in connection with the Compensation Act, It was explained that the terms now offered by insurance companies were very reasonable, and the Clerk was directed to make enquiries from the chief insurance companies with the view of having the Council's workmen insured.
ABERAYRON. PERSONAL.— Private William Davies, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was invalided home from Hong Kong, China, has arrived at Aberayron, and is fast regaining his usual strength. WHEN MAFEKIXG IS RELIEVED. Great pre- parations are being made here to celebrate the relief of Mafeking, inasmuch as the gallant defender is a Welshman, and is assisted by a private from Aberayron. We hope and trust they can hold out until the well-deserved relief comes. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—At a special meet- ing of this Council held on Thursday, there were present Councillors D. Evans, J.P. (in the chair), J. T. Evans, vice-chairman, Evan Morris, John Davies, Evan Lewis, John Rees, David Griffiths, Evan Lloyd, J. Davies, J. H. Jones, J. R. Evans, together with the Clerk, lr. B. C. Jones. The meeting had been convened for the purpose of electing medical officer of health and Inspector of nuisance, but there had been no applications received. The Chairman then pointed out that since no applications had been received for the posts they must declare the old hands re-elected. Councillor David Griffiths held that since not one of them had applied for it, and as they were in the Council's employ from year to year, that the post was still open. As no applica- tion whatever had been received, and surely the ones now in employment if they want to continue in harness should apply and make a formal appli- cation. Most of the councillors failed to see this. After some discussion it was resolved to re- appoint Dr. Edward Williams, as medical officer of health, and Mr. John Watkins as inspector of nuisance. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—un 11 riclay evening the Literary and Debating Society held its last meeting of the session 1899-1900. The event was celebrated by a grand soiree. Mrs. Munro Hughes, Mrs. J. M. Griffiths, Mrs. B. C. Jones. Mrs. Lima Jones, Mrs. T. Z. Jones, and other ladies presided over the refreshment tables. A well arranged programme was submitted. During tea, selections on the pianoforte were rendered by Mrs. T. Z. Jones, Misses Davies, Tanyfron Villa, and Miss Hughes, R.A.M., Park View Messrs J. R. Davies and J. D.Jenkins then gave a stirring rendering of the famous duett Albion." Musical chairs for juniors, bachelors, and "Old uns" was very amusing. Ir. Denham Evans following in his usual comical style with I've only got eighteen pence," which fairly brough down the house. In • the spelling bee'for boys and girls, Master Lewis 0. Jones and Miss Olive Jones took the prizes re- spectively. Mr. J. D. Jenkins then rendered the patriotic air, "Soldiers of the Queen," which was over and over again repeated. Mr. Sterry alco gave a comic song in character, and the rest of the pro- gramme consisted of amusing games. Alder- man John M. Howell, the retiring president, then delivered a valedictory address as foliows :— This was called a valedictory address because he was wishing them farewell as president of the Society. Following precedent, he should formally hold office till they met again in the autumn, when they would elect a new president. Dr. Davies, the vice- president, would, he hoped, be induced to accept it, for although his professional duties might possibly cause his attendance to be irregular, there would be no difficulty in appointing a vice-president whose attendance might be reckoned upon. It would be well in future to hold the public inaugural meeting, at which the enrolment of members would take place, before arranging the syllabus for the session. The syllabus would thus be formulated, not as was the case at the beginning of that session in anticipation of who the members would be, but after ascertaining who they are. In reviewing the work of the session, which was closing that night, it might be mentioned as a very satisfactory feature that every appointed lecturer and speaker did his or her alloted part. The lectures given were by Mr. J. L. Pickard on "A model kitchen garden on Longfellow," by Miss Scott; and on Matches," by Mr. Dewhurst. They were all of a high order, and didactic in character. The first debate on the experimental proposition "That a permanent peace would not result by annexing the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, with the view of forming with Natal, Cape Colony, and Rhodesia a Dominion of South Africa," was con- verted by the debating skill of Mr. E. Lima Jones into a highly interesting dialectical contest The debate moreover gave the Rev. J. M. Griffiths an opportunity to deliver a fervent patriotic speech, which, if somewhat highly flavoured in its terms of denunciation of the Boers, answered the good purpose of re-assuring those of them who were at the time weak-kneed Britons (cheers). To-day, the war was still waging, but whatever might be their views as to the cause and origin of it, they had the profound satisfaction of witnessing .1 that ties light as air, but firm as steel" bound the mother country and its self-governing Colonies into one great commonwealth. Most assuredly, the spectacle of free British communities sending forth their sons to fight and to die, óI their remains being laid," in the memorable words of Sir Wilfred Laurier: in the same grave, where they will remain, till the end of time in a last fraternal embrace was one of the most remarkable as it was one of the most stirring political developments in the history of the nations (cheers). The debate on the question that Aberayron in its present state did not justify support as a health resort, elicited a notable speech from Mr. C. Denham Evans, which had inspired a sympathetic leading article in a newspaper, and had evoked a remonstrance from the Aberayron Urban District Council (laughter and cheers). There was some good extempore speaking on the subject "that the qualifications for the franchise should be educational," in which Miss Scott and Dr. Davies took the leading parts. The debate upon the subject of "Voluntary enlistment v. conscription" was striking for the preliminary research which it exhibited, its instructive quality, and the effective and able debate which it evoked (cheers). During the session they had been encouraged and enlivened by the kind patronage of the Rev. T. Evans and Mrs. Evans, of Manor Hall, to whom each one of them felt duly grateful (cheers). Altogether, the session bad fulfilled to a degree, more or less, the ideal of a literary and debating society (cheers). He must be allowed to express a regret that Welsh topics did not receive attention, nor did the absence of them from the curriculum seem to cause any concern to the leading members of the Society. That was a sure sign that in that matter they were in a hopeless condition. They were Welshmen without any attachment apparently to their real names, to their literature, and to their ideals. It was a fact that should not be concealed nor con- doned, it w;t.; a fact to be confessed and bemoaned. It might strike some of them that in a town of about 1400 inhabitants or more a literary society consisting of 70 members was unsatisfactory in point of numbers. He did not think so. A liter- ary society might have two direct objects, to stimu- late a desire, and to afford an opportunity to young people to acquire the use of the valuable weapon of public speech. He feared that they had somewhat abandoned that object. There was another legiti- mate object, that of affording those who had al- ready acquired some proficiency in the practice of public speaking the opportunity to develop a greater proficiency, and to cultivate the enjoyment of the pleasures of polemical discussion. This was chiefly the object to which they had confined them- selves during the past session. Those pleasures were of a high order, without doubt they were of the highest intellectual order. There they were not affected by denominational sympathy or antagonism, by the action of cliquism, by the suffrages of elec- tors, by an inordinate ambition for a chair and its fugitive honours (laughter), nor by the exigencies of rival policies, and of financial questions. Their atmosphere was that of unadulterated reason (laughter and cheers). Their weapons were those of the Athenians in the period of their glory (laughter). There the reasoner and the orator, or the speaker only, prevailed and was acknowledged. The very nature of their exercises, therefore, did not appeal to the majority (laughter). It was sad to contemplate that not a single member of the Aberayron Urban Council partici- pated in those etheral intellectual pleasures (loud laughter). An incidental good result of their organisation was that it brought men and women of all conditions of social standing together (hear, hear). Aloofness bred misunderstanding and mistrust (hear, hear). Distance did not lend enchantment' in the social sphere (laughter). Their's was an age when differences were bridged over; when man was coming to the ascendant, and any agency that expedited that consummation was to be welcomed (cheers). By securing the services of faithful secretaries and devoted officers the society might continue from year to year to per- form its functions successfully. In Mr. David Evans, the senior secretary, they had a reserve force, always ready to be used for the good of the society. Wisely he had left much of the actual work during last session to his colleague, Mr. Dew- hurst (laughter), who brought into action the in- valuable traits of the Englishman—promptitude, punctuality, and fidelity to details (cheers). He desired to express his sincere gratitude to them, and to every member of the society, who so wil- lingly and ably fulfilled the duties alloted to them in the course of the session (cheers). In conclusion, he said with all sincerity, God be with us till we meet again "'(loud applause). The Rev J. M. Griffiths next proposed a vote of thanks to the retiiing chairman (Mr Howell). The Society's success during the past session, Mr Griffiths continued, was due to his devotion, his ability and good attendance. There was not a single meeting he believed Mr Howell had missed. He had presented himself punctually at the ad- vertised time (hear, hear.) The Society was now at the close of its fourth session in as flourishing a state as when it was started (cheers). Aberayron had the name of starting new things in a flourishing and enthusiastic manner but which gradually died a natural death (laughter) but he was glad to say that could not be said about the Literary and De- bating Society (cheers). They had also had some variety in their syllabus. Mr Pickard, of U.C.W., Aberystwyth, had given them a very interesting lecture. After Mr Pickard's visit he bad com- municated with the U.C.W., Aberystwyth, to as- certain if Mr Pickard could not hold a course of lectures at Aberayron and that day he was glad to say he received a reply to the effect that arrangements had been made for holding lectures at Aberayron and Llanarth. He was pleased to propose a most hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Howell. Dr. Davies, the vice-chair- man, seconded Mr. Griffiths's motion, which was carried with acclamation. Mr. Howell, responding, said he was thankful for the kind words spoken of him, adding that much of the success was due to the universal and general loyalty of the members. He was sorry that the vice-chairman, Dr. Davies, was kept away by professional duties, but he hoped he would be persuaded to accept the chair the next session. The chairman next proposed a vote of thanks to the secretaries, Mr. D. Evans and Mr. Dewhurst, which was carried with enthusiasm. Mr. Munro Hughes proposed a hearty vote of thanks to all the ladies who had assisted in bringing the entertainment to such a successful issue. Mr. H. W. Lex, Inland Revenue Officer, seconded, which was carried amidst general enthusiasm. God Save the Queen" brought a very enjoyable meeting to a close.
LLANARTH. SCHOLASTIC.—We are glad to find that Mr. Owen Davies, ex-pupil teacher, and Miss Anna Ellen Evans, pupil teacher, have both gaiued a first class in the examination held last December for a Queen's Scholarship. The former intends going to Aberystwyth, and the latter to Swansea, both have been under the training of Mr. R. E. Bevan, the head master of the Llanarth Board School. Since Mr Bevan came to Llanarth eight years ago he has been successful in passing nine into the Training Colleges, all in the first class-Has any other school in the county such a record.
BARMOUTH. VISITORS.—Several large families have already taken rooms here, a fact which is. a good omen for a prosperous season. WATER SUPPLY.—The laying of the line of water pipes is progressing very favourably, the contractor hopes to complete the contract by the first week in April. XEW BUILDINGS.—We are given to understand that several new houses and bungalows will be built this summer on the Panorama-road. PUBLIC MEETING.—On Monday evening a public meeting, under the auspices of the Ratepayers' Union, was held at the Board School. Addresses were delivered by the four gentlemen 'whose candi- dature the Union is pledged to support. SUCCESS.—Mr. Robert Davies, pupil teacher at the Barmouth Board School, has passed in the second class for the Queen's Scholarship, and qualifying him- self for admittance into the Bangor Normal College which lie will enter next August. lIe stands number 905 in the second class, out of a number o" over 13,000. RAILWAY REPRESENTATIVES.—On Tuesday afternoon a special train brought the superintendents of the various railway companies of the kingdom, who are tnis week holding conferences at Aberystwyth, to Barmouth. The party, after a short stay, drove along the valley to Dolgelley, where a meeting was held. PERSONAL.—The Rev. Gwynoro Davies occupied the pulpit at the Charing Cross C.M. chapel, London, on Sunday last. Mr Davies, during his stay in the met- ropolis, has made arrangements as to advertising the town as a seaside resort. SOUTH SEA ISLANDS.—On Sunday afternoon week at the English Congregational Chapel, Jubilee-road, the Rev. J. Marriott, missionary from the South Sea Islands, who is now in England on furlough, delivered a very interesting and edifying lecture on the history of the Islands, and what the missionaries have done towards elevating and christianizing the natives. During the address the lecturer exhibited several works of curiosities made by the Islanders. There was a fair congregation. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.—Five candidates have been nominated to fill up the four seats on the Council, a contest is therefore inevit- able. The polling is fixed for Saturday March 31st. The candidates are, Messrs. William Owens, Talydon; Hugh Evans, Porkington-terrace (old members); Thomas Abraham, Belle View; Evan Jones, Marine-terrace, and Benjamin J. Allsop, Corsygedol Hotel; the three latter gentlemen are new candidates. The ratepayers Union are supporting the first-four named. Up to date very little interest is taken in the coming contest. RESIGNATION.—Although Alderman Lewis Lewis will, at the close of this month, cease to represent the Urban District Council as local manager of the County Intermediate School, he will sit in the same capacity as a donor manager which gives him power to retain that office for the term of ten years. Alderman Lewis has already represented the Council since the school was first opened, and has always taken a keen and active, interest in its welfare, and it is to be sincerely hoped be will enjoy a full measure of health and years to continue his good services in this direction. OBITUARY.—On Saturday evening the death took place of Dr. John Richards in the 36th year of his age. The deceased was the eldest of the four sonscc the late Captain Rees D. Richards, Fronoleu. Dr. Richards had not begun to practice on his own account, being of a studious turn of mind and anxious to gain a thorough knowledge of his pro- fession, and had be lived he would, no doubt, have a brilliant future. During last year be caught a severe cold, which ultimately brought on a lung complaint, and last month, thinking the mild climate of the south coast would be beneficial to him, he left Fronoleu for Bournemouth. After remaining there for five weeks he felt himself getting weaker, and on Saturday returned home where he arrived at seven o'clock p.m. feeling much better than might be expected after the long and tedious journey. A little after nine o'clock he went to bed, but expired in less than half-an-hour afterwards. On Wednesday his remains were buried in the family grave at Llanaber Churchyard, the funeral being private. The Rev. R. Ernest Jones, C.M. Minister of Park Road Chapel officiating at both the house and grave side. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of this Council was held at the Graigfach offices on Tuesday, when the following members were present:—Messrs. II. Wynne Williams, U. W. Morris, Owen Williams, William Owen, J. Richards, Edward Williams, E. Richards, Richard Roberts, and W. George (clerk). In the absence of the Chairman (Rev. Gwynoro Davies), Mr H. Wynne Williams was unani.mousl- elected to the chair. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT OVERSEER. Mr William Owen proposed, and Mr Ed. Willia us seconded, that the present assistant overseer .nd rate collector, Mr John Roberts, be re-appointec, on the same terms and with the same duties as before. Mr J. Richards proposed as an amendment tT at a rate collector be advertised for, and Mr Richard Roberts seconded. On a division, four voted for the amendment, viz., Messrs J. Richards, R. Roberts, Capt. E. Richards, and the Chairman, and four for the original motion, viz., Messrs. William Owen, O. Williams, O. W. Morris, and E. Williams. The Chairman thereupon gave his casting vote for the amendment, and the Clerk was directed to advertise the same as last year, the applications to be sent in by the special meeting to be held on next Tuesday. With reference to certain remarks passed as, to the manner in which the overseers and the "ssistant overseer had performed their duties during he past year, Mr. G. Williams proposed that Mr. John Roberts be invited to attend the next meeting to offer an explanation, but after some disci-.ision the proposition was withdrawn. MR. OWEN OWEN'S YARD. On the proposition of Mr. D. L. Dav es, seeonded by Mr. John Richards, it was unanimously agreed to give notice terminating his tenancy at the earliest moment possible. NEW RATE. The Finance Committee not having considered the General Purposes Committee's report as to the new rate, it was resolvad that tne matter be adjcirned. NEW LOAN. The Clerk read the following reply recei u the Locai Goverument Board, with regi Inquiry recently held for sanction to borr for the laying of new water mains and sur age :—"Whitehall, London,—The Board h to comply with the application, and sanction is forwarded to you forthwith sanctioned on the condition that ea" y be used where the surface watr v. railway line." Mr. Owen Williams thought J secure the loan first before u Mr. Wm. Owen said he a as after getting a loan the .0 Mr. Owen Williams tl' gttifj be placed on the agend ,y eb' for further considerat" .en bfq I ELF trl ion, aha' „ The clerk read Stevens, engine' ^CTRIC X-J had considered j, lettef frin- decision had jrs, London that a detail' their report < with plans aeen arrived j 11 decide not scheme of v/ as arrangen aud gpecificatid The f to carry out tr /ed carefu ients coutd be On Jlerk pointed cue ~d by Mr. i consideration. t ..latter sh the preposition of J com- r D. E. Davids, it wf .uesday ould come under fur aittee of tM whole coi next. tllql Mr. GORILWY had Ibd¿ A itter, dated 26th 11 deiied tli, Robert Thomos, Gorfiw? improvements at thf.t j committee road by 12 feet. It was agreed thr.t t visit the place a ad ifepo yet heard of MA rty Council Mr. Edward VViliiam tiintenance anything that ilad pasf i Lewo local meeting with regard t tec' to aj^fwis of main roads, and 1 ,arv'- at members pf thad bod- Jt Was deeu and Mr- John Evar the next meeting to < The suggestion w to invite the two srf
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Birlbs, marriages and Deaths. MARRIAGES. DAVIES-DAVIEs.-On the 17th instant, at the Registrar Office, Lampeter, by licence, before E. D. Jones, Registrar, Mr. John Davies, lirynmaen Cellan, Stone mason, to Miss Mary Davies, Blaenwaun Cellan. EVANS-RICHARDs.-On Tuesday, the 20th instant, at Brondeifi Chapel, by license, by Rev. R. C. Jones, Minister, in the presence of E. D. Rees, Registrar, Mr. David Evans, Cilgellissa, Pencarrreg, farmer, to Miss Anne Richards, Parcyrhos, Pqncarreg. EVANS—DAVIKS.—On Saturday, the 24th instant, at the Registrar Office, by certificate, before E. D. Rees, Registrar, Mr. Daniel Evans, Drover's Road, Lampeter, Blacksmith, to Miss Margaretta Davies, Tyncoed Cwrt, Pumpsaint Convil Cavo. EVANS—ROBERTS—March 22nd, at the Register Offite, Aberystwyth, before Rev W. Jones, Mr James Evans, Aberystwyth, to Miss Annie Roberts, Pant- eidol, Machynlleth. DEATHS. LEEWORTHY.-On the 22nd instant, Jane Leeworthy, wife of Mr. Jacob Leeworthy, Ffynondafolog, near Lampeter, Gamekeeper, at the age of 40 years. LEWIS.—-March 23rd, at London House, Borth, Mrs. Abraham Lewis, widow of Mr. Abraham Lewis, aged 69 years. EVANS.—March 21st., at Peris-terrace, Llancn, Evan. Thomas Evans, aged 15 months. DAVIES.—March 22nd., at Trial-bach, Lla no-a, Margaret Davies, aged 81 years. LEWIS.—March 26th., at Capel Dewi. Margaret Lewis,, widow of John Lewis, aged 70 years. REES—March 26th, at Pantgwyfol,4Llanbadarn Lower, David Rees, aged 62 years. THOMAS.—March 26th, Queen-street, Margaret Thomas, daughter of DaAid Thomas, aged 6 hours. EVANS.—March 25th, at 23, Marine-terrac, John; Evans, aged 82 years. JAMES.—March 28th, at Penparke, Edmuud James, son of John James, aged 9 weeks. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE RI:ES, at the "WELSH GAZETTK" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, March 29ih, 1900.
FUNERAL OF MRS. PETER JONES. Last Friday afternoon the remains of Mrs. Peter Jones, whose death was recorded in our last issue, were buried at the Aberystwyth Cemetery amid evezy manifestation of sorrow and regret. The funeral was a very large and representative one. and along the route to the cemetery blinds were drawn, and business premises closed as a mark of respect;to the memory of the deceased lady. For the afternoon, work was suspended at Green's Foundry to enable the employees to attend the funeral, while the Intermediate and Board Schools were also closed. Amongst those present at the funeral were the following:—Revs. J. A. Morris, D.D.,T.E. Williams B.A.. T. Levi, Job Miles, T. A. Penry, D. R. Williams, David Morgan, William Jones. T. J. Morgan, William Morgan. Prebendary Williams, Penllyn Jones, M.A., Evans, Salem Penrhynccch; the Mayor, (Alderman C. M. Williams); D.C.Roberts, ex-mayor; Town Clerk (A. J. Hughes), Borough Surveyor (Rees Jones), Alderman T. Doughton, Councillors R. Peake, R. Duughton. E. H. James, R. J. Jones, Isaac Hopkins. J. Jenkins, J. P. Thomas. H. C. Fryer, clerk of the peace, D. Howells, J P., D. Thomas, J.P. Caeffvnon John Lewis, J.P., Dr bnape, U.U. NN' lJ. Samuel, M.A., Thomas Owen, Drs. Morgan and Basset Jones and Dr. Jenkyn Lewis, Llanon; Wm. Thomas, T. B. Hall, D. J. Saer, Capt. Thomas, J. Mathias, T. J. Samuel, T. Hopkins, T. Ivilvington, J. A. Jones, J. R. Giiiiiths, D. Morgan, Tom Ellis, X. g. Pickerstaff, George Rees, E. Howe Robert Ellis, G. F. Roberts, Hugh Hughes, jeweller; R. K. Humphreys, Rutins Williams, D. Thomas, Xorthgate House T. W. Powcll. David Lloyd, J; A. Thomas, J. L. Pickard, John Evans, W. T, Williams, Rev. J. F. Lloyd, T. E. Morgan, H.. Meredith, Griffith Ellis, Daniel Thomas, Randolph. Fear, J. Watkins, Rowland Morgan, D. Phillips, R. J. Roberts. R. Felix, W. Jones (Workhouse). R. Roberts, Borth Supt. Phillips and Sergt. Phillips, Capt. D. Lloyd, Capt James, Capt. Jones, Vaynor- street; D. A. Lloyd. D. Lloyd, W. Richards, Market- street; T. H. Edwards, Isaac Griffiths, D. F. Ellis, R. Weller, Ebenezer Morgan, David Jones, Chalybeate-street; J. Humphrey Edwards, A. Lloyd Williams, James Rees, M. M.; A. W. Vigars, John Richards, Tynponfarch; Edward Jones, Elgar; J. Richards, Ilhiwlas; B. Jones, Pendre; Mrs. C M. Williams, Miss Ia- ia Jones, Mrs. Griffith, Waterloo; Mrs. Dr. Morgan, Miss Kate Lloyd, Miss Jenkins, Library; M>s. J. \ier Evans. The Revs. Dr Morris and T. Williams, B.A., officiated. A large number of beautiful wreaths had been received, sent by the following:— Sir James and Lady Szlumper and family, Mr and Mrs Robert Ellis, Mis and Miss Williams (Xewport), j|Miss Rees (Xorth-parade), Mrs Saer, Rev Mrs and Miss Williams, Alderman W H. Palmer, Mr Askew, Miss Vigars, Alderman and Mrs C. M. Williams, Mr T B Hall and Miss Hall (Terrace-road), Mrs Riddell, Mr T Ellis and Miss Ellis, Mr H L Evans, Misses Edwards (Laurels), employees Briton Slate Works, Mr. T L Evans and the Misses Evans, Mr and Mrs James Jones, Mr and Mrs Howell Evans, Mr Murel, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Penry, Miss Brown, Mrs Roberts, Mr and Mrs R Peake, Mr and Mrs Randolph Fear, MrTKilvington, Dr and Mrs M. J. Morgan, Miss Emile Evans, Misses Jones (42, and 44, Marine-terrace), Mrs Brown, and Mrs Roderick. The bereaved family have also received letters of sympathy from, amongst others, the following:—Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., Sir: James Szlumper, Alderman D. Roberts, Mr H. C. Fryer, Principal Roberts, Mr Mortimer Green, Mr Morris Davies, Mr Cooke, Mr Morgan Evans (Oakford), Mr J. M. Howell (Aber- ayron), Mr L. J, Roberts (Rhyl). Mrs Griffith Jones (Hampstead), Mrs T. E. Ellis, Mrs R. J. Davies, Rev J. Lloyd, Llanilar Mr Wm. Davies, Battersea; Mr Wm. Scott, Cardiff; and Mr R. E. James, Cardiff.
TREGARON. The ordinary meeting of the Rural District Coun- cil and Assessment Committee were adjourned for a fortnight. COUNTY SCHOOL.—The funds of the County School Library are to be benefitted immediately after the Easter vacation, when "Philip Sidney" has kindly consented to deliver his popular lecture, "Across the American Prairies," in aid of the object. Full particulars will be duly announced. | BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Board of Guar- dians was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, March 27th, when the following members were present:—Mr Hugh Herberts (chairman), presiding, Messrs E. Lloyd, Blaenpennal; D. J. Williams, and R. Evans, Caron Lower; Thomas Jones, Doithei United; D. Davies, Gorwydd; Thomas Davies, Gwvnfil; John Owens, Llanbadarn Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower; Rev. T. R. Morgan, Lh-drod Upper; Lewis Oliver, Ysbytty Ystwyfh; Tnomas Edwanls: Nantcwnlle, with Dr. Morgan (medical officer), Rees Rowlands (relieving officer), Morgan Morgans, (workhouse master), Peter Williams (treasurer), and Mr Jenkyn Lloyd (clerk). STATISTICS. Number of inmates in the House during the last fortnight 32, corresponding period last year 30. Amount of out-relief administered during the last fortnight to 176 paupers P-43 12s, corresponding period last year to 156 paupers P,21 4s 6d. APPLICATION* Mr Morgan Morgans (master), applied for some new forms, cheque books, ink erasers, and a box of pens. Mr Jenken Lloyd (clerk) said that he had ap- plied for tenders, and had received an answer, which stated hat be should have two 300 stamped cheque books for £4 9s 6d. Mr. Morgan also applied for roadmen's wages books and envelopes. The application was granted. PETTY SEssio-Ns.-Tliese Sessions were held on Tuesday at the Town Hall, before Messrs D. J. Williams, Dr Morgan, Thomas Davies, Rev. T. R. Morgan, and Dr Lloyd.—Thomas Cruickshank, Inland Revenue Officer, Aberystwyth, charged John Jones, Tyhen, Caron Lower, cattle dealer, with carrying a gun without a licence. He admitced the offence, and was fined 10s. and costs.—P.S. Thomas Phillips charged John Jones, Tyhen, Caron Lower, cattle dealer, for obstructing the highway by leaving a horse and cart to remain thereon for one hour and a quarter without just cause. P.C. Evans gave evid- ence and stated that the cart remained from 4-50 p.m. to 6-5 p.m. opposite the Ivy Bush. Then defendant came out of the Ivy Bush and drove away. P.C. Evans said that he had cautioned him a month be fc r Defendant: Was not my cart backed ) Le Tr gate?—P.C. Evans: No.—Mr D. J. WiP'ams Y did not caution him previously ?—P.C. Evans No, as I had only done so a month before. The Chairman then fined him 2s. 6d. and costs, and said that he hoped he would take this as a warning.—P.S. Thos Phillips charged William Morgan, Gwarcwm, Ysbytty Ystwyth, William Jones, Glanyrafon, Llanfihangel, John Jones, Old Surgery, Pontrhydygroes, and Morgan Richards, Pontrhydygroes, with being drunk ana uisoraeriy at iregaron on tne zqtii or reoruary last. The three former were fined 2s, 6d. and costs, and the latter 5s. and costs.—Thomas Edwards, Rock House, School Board officer, summoned Evan Williams, Trecefn, Ffairlas, and W. J. lughes c. neglecting to provide efficient elementary instruct" for their children Jane and Mary. Both were fir 1 5s. and costs.—Thomas Edwards, School Board officer, charged Richard Evans, Tafarn Newydd, Llanddewi- brefi, and Margaret Williams, Penrhiw Uchaf, with neglecting to send their children to school. Fined 5s. and costs each.-P.S. Phillips charged David Davies, Drovers'-road, Lampeter, with being drunk and disorderly at Tregaron on the 16th inst. He was fined 5s. and costs.—T. J. Waddingham, Hafod, claimed R5 from Joseph Oliver, Pengraig, for the value of ten sheep killed by defendant's dogs. Mr. William Pavies appeared for defendant. Thomas Blackwoc. David Morgan, and Thomas Thomas were ca: I for the complainant, and Abraham Morgan i the defendant for the defence. The Bench dL .issed the charge.
BORTH. DEATH OF A RESPECTED INHABITANT.—The death took place on Friday last of Mrs Lewis, widow of the late Mr Abraham Lewis, London House, after an illness of three months. The funeral, which took place on Monday last, was very largely attended, the interment being made at Llanfihangel churchyard. The Rev. R. C. Evans officiated both at the house and at the graveside. Deceased was highly respected in the neighbour- hood, and her death is mourned by a large circle. She was for a great many years a faithful mem- ber of the Church, where her absence will be a distinct loss. Great sympathy is extended to the only son, and to Mrs Lewis' two sisters in their bereavement.
TOWYN. LECTURE.—On Friday evening a lecture on the sub- ject of Diwygiad 1859," was delivered by the Rev. Hugh Pugh, Aberffraw, at the Congregational school- room, in connection with the Good Templars Lodge. There was a good attendance. The Rev. J. M. Williams occupied the chair. VOLUNTEERS.—On Saturday last the volunteer com- pany paraded the streets under the command of Sergt.-Instructor Lichfield. The object of the parade was to test the men in the distance judging drill, and in this, it seems, they show great improvement upon last year. FLOWER SHOW AND SPORTs.-On Monday evening a meeting was held at the Assembly Rooms under the presidency of Mr Latimer, to consider the advisability of again organizing a flower show and cycling sports to be held sometime during the summer. Last year's committee reported that they had a balance of Z8 in hand, which would be devoted towards this year's show. It was unanimously decided that a flower and show and cycling sports be again held this summer, a committee numbering 20, almost all of whom are guarantors to the amount of £1 each was appointed. It was decided that prizes be given for the best-kept cottage garden for flowers, etc. It was also decided that the show and sports be held in the first week of August. Messrs J. L. Hughes, Bank, and J. C. Edwards, were appointed secretaries, and Mr T. Lloyd Davies, treasurer.
MACHYNLLETH. RESIGNATION.—It was with regret that the members of the Maengwyn C.M. Chapel, received on Sunday last, the resignation of their pastor, the Rev. W. S. Jones. The rev. gentleman has been in indifferent health for some, time, and he feels that the duties of the pastorate impose too great a strain upon him. AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of the subscribers took place at the Vane Hall, Machynlleth, on Wednesday afternoon. There was a fair attendance of subscribers. The accounts, presented by Mr. D. E. R. Griffiths, hon. treasurer, showed a balance of over E36, making, with the reserve, a total balance of £ 80.—Dr. A. O. Davies, vice-president, proposed, and Mr- Jones, Ynishir, seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Griffiths for his services to the show, the vote being carried unanimously. Lord Henry Vane-Tempest was appointed president; Mr. Sackville Phelps, vice- president, and Mr. R. Gillart chairman of the working committee. A discussion arose upon a suggestion but the Committee decided to adhere to last year's decision. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Thursday last Mrs. Thomas, Maengwyn-street, invited the scholars attending the Penybont, Sunday School to an excellent treat of tea, cake, &c. Mrs. Thomas has taken a deep interest in the work of the school, and contributed a sum of C60 towards the erection of the building. After tea an entertainment was held, under the presidency of Mrs. Lloyd, Bank-place. Mr Edward Breese acted as conductor. The following was the programme :—song, Ona byddai'n hafo hyd," Mrs. Harry Lewis; duett, Misses. Lewis and Richards; essay on the "Fox, Mr. William Evans, Maengwyn-street; duett, "Lan gerllaw," Messrs. Evan E. Lewis and David Smith; song, "Gyda'r wawr," Miss Lumley. A vote of thanks was accorded to Msr. Lloyd for presiding, and also to Mr. Hugh Lewis, Bryncaemaelir, for his generous gift of a pair of lamps. SERVICES.—On Saturday evening and through- out Sunday last preaching services were held at the Poplar-square Chapel. The officiating minister were the Revs Richard Edwards, Cemmacs; and Teify Davies, U.C.W., Aberystwyth. s CYMREIGYDDION SOr.IETY.-On Wednesday' D, ing last a meeting of the above society wr at the Town Hall, when Mr R W F.R.H.S,, Newtown, delivered an intere- s held dress on Hynafiaithau Lleol." There illiams, attendance. "ting ad- EAHTER FAIn.-A corresponden' as a good Could not the Urban Council arrr Easter fair, which falls on bank bol I writes :— some other day. As the banks Inge that the day it would be very inconvenie iday be held OR well as farmers, and no doubt o fe closed on that also welcome the change." nt for dealers as ar tradesmen would BOARD OP GUARDIANS.—Mr David Evans pre- sided over a meeting of the Board last week. Mr J. Rowlands, in presenting the abstract of accounts for the year, pointed out the all-round decrease that bad taken place in the cost of maintaining paupers both in and out of doors. Going back to the year 1878 he found that there were 1,083 paupers on the books, and they were in receipt of no less a sum than £4,578 4s 6d. For the year 1899 the sum dis- tributed reached £2,247 7s 2d, and the number of paupers had gone down to 413. The greatest re- duction was found in the parishes of Towyn and Machynlleth, there being only 82 paupers on the books in the latter place, as compared with 178 in the year quoted and 96 at Towyn, compared with 225. This showed that the Guardians were doing their duty to the ratepayers. Attention had been drawn to the fact that Towyn was payimg in more than was taken out in relief, but they were individ- ually as ratepayers only paying the same as other parts of the Union, and rates were not made in proportion to the number of paupers in receipt of relief. Besides, the rates in Merionethshire, which came out of the poor rate, were higher than those in Montgomeryshire in consequence of which they found that more money was required from the Merionethshire parishes than from the Montgomery- shire parishes. The Clerk also pointed out that the rateable value of Towyn parish comprised one- third of the Union, and they naturally paid more in proportion.
London Letter. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. I London, Wednesday Afternoon. PRINCIPAL EDWARDS. The death of Principal Edwards, though it was not unexpected, has cast quite a gloom over the Welsh colony in London. Years ago the Principal was a well-known figure in London, as he often came here to fulfil his preaching engagements and to attend the meetings of the College Council. He had I also a great reputation among the English Free Churches, for in old times he occasion- ally preached in some of the largest Noncon- fp' mist Chapels in the Metropolis. I re- member that it was said that his sermon preached before the Congregational Union at the City Temple some twelve years ago raised the standard of English opinion about Welsh preaching, and his great reputation as a commentator enhanced the personal admiration felt for him by all. Amongst Welshmen here his loss is deeply felt, for both as a preacher and as the head of the premier Welsh College he had earned the deepest admiration of all classes irrespective of creed and politics. The gallant fight he made at the start when the College was founded, and ZD a^.Jn in 1885 when the College was burnt, and its very existence threatened, is re- membered by all. There are people in the WELSH CHAPELS here who remember the time when he first came up to London to attend classes at the University College. With him came Wm. James, of Tynrhos (now Dr. William James, of Manchester) and Owen Jones (afterwards the Rev. Owen Jones, of Liverpool), and the three young men were regular attendants at the Jewin Crescent Chapel in the days when the Revs. Owen Thomas and David Charles Davies ministered there. It is said that the late Principal was a hard student and the story is told that he and Owen Jones, being fellow lodgers, it was the custom for Owen Jones to stay up working into the small hours of the morning, then to call the Principal, who carried out the advice of the old proverb Early to bed and early to rise Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.' The Principal having risen, Owen Jones would occupy his still warm bed. His career at the University College and later at OXFORD was extremely successful. He took honours I believe,all through his London course, and finally emerged as second in the Philosophy Branch of the M.A., his more successful i-lval being the late Professor Jevons. At Oxford he soon arrested the attention of Professor Jowett and Mark Pattison, and succeeded in taking a five first in his Final Schools. Of his work at Aberystwyth, every body knows, but it must have been a great pleasure to the Principal to notice the ex- ceptional success of some of his earliest pupils in wider fields. I have often heaid students who were at Aberystwyth in the early days when there were but three pro- fessors on the staff, relate the pleasure and benefit they derived from the Principal's teaching, especially in English Literature, and in his early morning classes on the C -ok T: ment. v- Later on, I believe, the worry incident to the conduct of a great institution affected his teaching, for his classes had sometimes to be postponed and his work cut down to its smallest limits. THE CYMMRODORION SOCIETY. A most successful meeting of the Cymmro- dorion Society was held last Wednesday, when Mr. Edward Owen, of the India Office, .oead an excellent and thorough paper on Owen de Salles. Owen maintained that his Aero was the greatest general Wales has pro- duced, a conclusion taken exception to by Mr. Lloyd George, who threw in his vote for Llewelyn ab Iorwerth. Mr. Humph- reys Owen and others spoke and testified to the importance of Mr. Owen's research and the light he had succeeded in throwing toon the history of this well-nigh forgotten Welsh worthy. Incidentally Mr. Edward Owen made a remarkable discovery, sup- ported by documentary evidence as to the manner of Owen's death. It appears that the English king (Richard II) hired' an assassin, by name John Lambe, to' kill the Welshman and granted him a pension for having done so. This is a ready and satis- factory means of getting rid of a dangerous opponent, but it is hardly consonant with our modern ideas of honour. THE PARLIAMENT. The only events of the week interesting to Welshmen in the House of Commons were the passing of the second reading of the Sunday Closing Act for Monmouthshire and the remarkable speech made by Mr. William Jones on Friday night. It is seldom that a Welsh member has made a reputation for himself on a subject not pertaining to Wales in the slightest degree, and taken a view which unfortunately will not tend to increase his popularity among a section of Welsh Radicals. This is all however to the credit of Mr. Jones, and proves that some of our members are capable of holding their own on every political question. Perhaps the most remarkable fact in con- nection with the speech was that it was not delivered in what is called the House of Commons manner, but as a piece of true eloquence born of earnest and sincere belief. It is not often that the House will listen to this type of speech, and for that reason it is seldom attempted. All the more credit is due to Mr. Jones for having succeeded in im- pressing the House to such an extent. I believe that Mr. Jones was at one time a schoolmaster at Goginan, in Cardiganshire, but he has for years now been private coach at Oxford. Amongst his friends at the luniversity he numbers Canon Davies, and it is related that on one occasion a quarry- man in his constituency being asked what his member's profession was, answered, with the greatest sincerity He is a driver to the Coach of a Canon." Evidently he had heard Mr. Jones described as a coach, and had heard the speech of Canon Driver, and from these two facts had evolved this remarkable statement. I believe that Mr. Jones was for a time a student atAberystwyth College, or perhaps it would be more correct to say that he at- tended classes there. He is extremely popu- lar amongst the London Welsh, and there is no member who does more to advance the interests of young Welshmen in the Metro- polis.
LLANILAR. OBITUARY.—After an illness which only lasted some two days, Mr David Jones of Tyncelin, eldest brother of Mr. John Jones, Tyncoed, breathed his last on Saturday, at the age of 70 years, His funeral takes place to-day at Llanilar Churchyard. LTE-VTH OF MR. DAVID REES, PANTYGWYFOL.—The death of Mr. Rees was made known early last Monday morning, and the sad news caused not a little sur- prise to the whole neighbourhood, as the deceased was out a few days previous, although not in the best of health for the last few months. The deceased was in the 66th year of his age. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Rees and the family in their sad bereavement. -The funeral will take place to-morrow at Llanilar Churchyard. He was formerly a member of the Board of Guardians, and was made a J.P., but did not qualify for the office. On last Thursday he was eleeted a deacon at the C.M. Church,
ABERDOVEY. THE DOVEY HOTEL.—In our last week's issue it was stated that this well-known and old-established hotel had changed hands. We now, however, learn that this is not so, and that it is still carried on by the same proprietors, who have managed it so well, and have effected such considerable improvements in it of late years. CRICKET CLUB.—The committee of the above met at the Market Hall, on Tuesday last, when there were present Captain E. Lewis, Dr Lowe, Dr Bone, Captain Bell, Captain John Evans. Messrs J. D. Hughes, Frank Lindner, captain, W. V. Thomas, and Z. Jones, hon. sees. Mr J. M. Howell was elected president for 1900 Dr Bone and Dr Lowe, vice-presidents the following were elected on the fixture committee :—Frank A. Lindner. Captain W. V. Thomas, Z. Jones, and Captain Evans and Cap- tain Lewis, Captain Bell, and Dr Bone were elected the Green Committee. It was resolved to hold an entertainment in last week in August towards the funds, Messrs W. V. Thomas, Z. Jones, and J. D. Hughes to arrange the same. It was decided to procure a large board, to be placed at the field, with the membership fees, etc., printed thereon, and also a smaller one opposite the Post Office. It was agreed that the membership tickets for working men be 2s 6d for members 5s, and for visitors 3s 6d. A vote of thanks was passed to Captain Lewis for presiding, also to Mr Frank Lindner, Braich Celyn, for accepting the captaincy, and for taking such interest in the club.
LLANBADARN. SARON C.M. CHAPEL.—A tea party was given to all the children of the above Chapel last Wednes- day. The praise for this is due chiefly to Miss Maria Jenkins and Mr J. H. Williams, for it was they who undertook to collect subscriptions for defraying the expenses, and to making the necessary arrangements. The following young ladies pre- sided at the tables. Miss Davies, Rhiw Miss Lewis, Cefnllan Miss Pearce, Miss Edwards, Miss Williams, Pwllhobi, Miss Dudlick and Miss Williams, Quebec-terrace. The services of Mrs Davies, Mrs Bowen and Mr Roe were also undis- pensable. After doing ample justice with the good things provided, the children repaired to the chapel, to give a performance of Joseph" (Pen- cerdd Maelor) under the leadership of Mr R, Roberts Davies, U.C.W.i The chair was taken by Mr Daniel Thomas, Aberystwyth, who filled the office in his usual able manner. The children went through their recitations in a very praiseworthy manner in the following order:—Nellie Williams, D. R. Bowen, Hannah Mary Evans, Jennie Lloyd, Caroline Ellis, Margaret Ann Samuel, Ellen Evans, Jane Jones, Hughie Lloyd, Norah Williams, Gwendoline Morgan, Annie Jones, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Maggie Hughes, Annie Jones, Maggie Jones, Cassie Clarke, Blodwen Williams, Willie Pearce, Bessie Ellis. A trio was sung by Tommy Bowen and friends. Mr D. Teify Davies, delighted everybody by his singing. The duties of accompanist were ably performed by Miss Nesta Hughes, Aber- ystwyth.