NOTICE- This column is devoted to better thoughts for quiet moments. Can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour These, when the trembling spirit wings her fliDht, Pour round her path a stream of living light. ROGERS.
Fear i? the tax that conscience pays to guilt. SEWELL. To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of ignorance. CHAPLIN. « To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing new ones. I:> TRUBLET. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. & 1 GEORGH ELIOT. » The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils, even in number; there is no joy which can be weighed against the smallest degree of gnef. ::> PLIY. # It is not until we have passed through the furnace that we are made to know how much dross is in our composition. COLTON.
0 A Reward for the Teacher. The making one object, in outward or inward nature, more holy to a single heart, is reward enough for a life; for the more sympathies we gain or awaken for what is beautiful, by so much deeper will be our sympathy for that which is most beautiful, the human soul. J. R. LOWELL.
Spring Music. Sounds of waking, sounds of growing, Seem the living air to fill: Hark I the echoes are ye-hoing Valiantly from vale to hill 1 Nature's voices, moving still, In a larger, lustier swing, Work together with a will! 'Tis the symphony of Spring. Showers are singing, clouds are flowing, Ocean thunders, croons the rill, Hark! the West his clarion's blowing Hark the thrush is fluting shrill, And the blackbird tries his trill, And the skylark soars to sing Even the sparrow tunes his quill, 'Tis the symphony of Spring. Lambs are bleating, steers are lowing, Brisk and rhythmic clacks the mill. Kapellmeister April, glowing And superb with glee and skill, Comes, his orchestra to drill. In a music that will ring Till the gray world yearn and thrill; 'Tis the symphony of Spring! HENMT.
*1 How to Prevent Crime. Crime cannot be hindered by punishment; it will always find some shape and outlet unpunish- able or unclosed. Crime can only be truly hindered by letting no man grow up a criminal- by taking away the will to commit sin, not by mere punishment of its commission. Crime, small and great, can only be truly stayed by education- not the education of the intellect only, which is on some men wasted, and for others mischievous but education of the heart, which is alike good and necessary for all. RUSKIN.
The Renaissance of Spring. Now the golden morn aloft Waves her dew-bespangled wing, With vermeil cheek and whisper soft She woo's the tardy spring: Till April starts, and calls around The sleeping fragrance from the ground And lightly o'er the living scene Scatters his freshest, tenderest green. New-born flocks, in rustic dance, Frisking ply their feeble feet; Forgetful of their wintry trance The birds his presence greet: But chief, the sky-lark warbles high His trembling thrilling ecstasy; And, lessening from the dazzled sightz Melts into air and liquid light. Rise, my soul! on wings of fire, Rise tl e rapturous choir among; Hark! 'tis nature strikes the lyre. And :>.ds the general song. lwarr,i let the lyric transports flow, Warm .is the ray that bids it glow And animates the vernal grove Witk health, with harmony and love.] Yesterday the sullen year Saw the snowy whirlwind fly; Mute was the music of the air, The herd stood drooping by: Their raptures now that wildly flow, No yesterday nor morrow know; 'Tis man alone that joy descries With forward, and reverted eyes. See the wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise. GRAY. Dugald Stewart, in his philosophical essays, very happily applies the last stanza to the condition of a man in whom, after a long season of ignorance, the mind has been cultivated and enriched by taste and learning. The same objects and events, which were lately beheld with indifference, occupy now all the powers and capacities of the soul; the contrast between the present and the past serving only to enhance and to endear so unlooked for an acquisition. What Gray has so finely said of the pleasures of vicissitude conveys but a faint image of what is experienced by the man who, after hav- ing lost in vulgar occupation and vulgar amuse- ment his earliest and most precious years, is thus introduced at last to a new heaven and a new earth." The words within brackets in the third ■Terse are by Mason, the poets friend and biogra- ,pher.
— i ■ i ■■ i Eastertide Blossoms. The hill sides are breaking in blossom, The daffodil romps on the lea. Her kirtlet of gold she is sporting, While pretty red nettle goes courting; And lords their fair ladies escorting Stand sceptered and stately to see- THEO GIFT. One of the commonest wild plants in blossom just now is the little Celandine—its yellow shiny star-like little flowers spring up thickly in our hedgerows and woods. The name Celandine is derived from the Greek word tor swaiiow, and the name was given to the plant from the belief that it flowered when the swallows arrived. On that day the old Greeks used to give a holiday to ■their children to commemorate the arrival of spring. This little flower was a great favourite of the poet Wordsworth; he has given it a warm meed of praise; and it is carved on the white marble of his tombstone. Another yellow flower which is making its appearance these warm days is the Coltsfoot. Tiie flower of the Coltsfoot blossoms and fades before the leaves make their appearance. Other plants that may be noticed in flower at this season are the wild strawberry, the dog Toilet, the ground ivy, and the little whitlow grass with its tiny white cross-shaped flowers. We should also not forget the wind flower or Anemone ;and the Daffodil. The Anemone has in French gained the name Pasques, from its blossoming at 7this season; and from this source we have obtained the name Pasque-flower. In Welsh the Daffodil has a pretty and appropriate name, namely, oroeso iGwanwyn, that is, welcome spring. It is also known in some parts of England as Lent-Lily. Everybody has noticed the catkins, the pendant catkins of the hazel, the willow and the birch, shedding their clouds of golden pollen at this time of the year; but everybody has not noticed the female flowers of these trees. The female flower of the hazel is only a small insignificant bud, but it has a remarkably bright crimson stigma, and rare is the jewel that surpasses its beauty. Among .the many wild flowers that make their appearance this montlr we cannot fail to notice that April brings the Primrose sweet, And scatters Daisies at our feet."
ABERYSTWYTH FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. What our Fathers did. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." [No. 1.] It was suggested to me awhile back that I should say something respecting the various Friendly Societies now at work in our midst; this to the best of my ability, I mean to do. Before, however, we come to modern times, let us see something of what our fathers and grand- fathers did in the beginning and first-half of the nineteenth century. Now it so happens that during the past few days I have carefully perused the pages of the minutes or records of the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions, beginning so far back as the year 1739, and coming down to recent years. As I proceeded with the task of copying the extracts I wanted about the stocks, the whipping post, the cart tail whippings of men and women through some of our streets till the back be bloody," the old Town Halls, the house of correction and its last keeper, well remembered as Siencyn y Jail," otherwise Jenkyn Humphreys I found occasional references to Benefit Societies, and these I have also carefully copied. Here I set them forth as a suitable prelude to the story of their successors, as known to us to-day. Our father and mothers evidently believed in the virtue of saving, not so much perhaps for the sake of merely saving or hoarding, but that they might put aside something for a rainy day." They had as we shall see, Benefit Societies for men, for women, for inhabitants of Aberystwyth, and for mariners. Truly when all is said and done, it may well be asked are we after all any wiser, any more far seeing than our forebears ? Let me remark in passing that I should esteem it a valuable help in my local researches if some reader can tell me in whose hands are the books, deeds, or papers anent these societies. They are now of value mainly for their historical interest. Needless to say I will promptly copy and return whatever is entrusted to my hands. The earliest society of which I have any record is that known as the Ancient Britons' Benefit Society." It was established on 28th September, 1802, its members being inhabitants of Aberyst- wyth." Its rules and regulations were laid before the Justices of the Peace, and by them allowed and confirmed at the Easter Sessions, 1832. Ten years elapse before the notice of the next society' that known as the Union Society," which consisted also of the inhabitants of Aberystwyth," and was started on 18th January, 1812, that memor- able year which made Wellington the master of the almost impregnable fortresses of Ciudad Rodrigo, and Badajos, the storming of which latter place at night is one of the most wonderful feats recorded in history. Wars might be going on in Spain, but the people in Aberystwyth went on with their affairs of peace, which hath its victories no less than war." "The regulations of this" Union Society" were presented to the Justices at the Easter Sessions, in 1832, and were duly allowed and confirmed. Ten years again go by, and the battle of Water- loo has passed into history, before the next society came into existence in our town. This was the Cambrian Benefit Society," founded on 26th January, 1822, just two years after King George IV. ascended the throne. No particulars are given as to its membership but its rules were allowed and confirmed by the magistrates assembled at the Michaelmas Sessions, in 1837. Next in order, so far as dates are recorded, stands the Aberystwyth Savings Bank, founded upon the Act 9, Geo. 4, c. 92," which took care to have its rules approved at the Easter Sessions of 1829. Be it remembered that this Bank owed its exist- ence to that admirable man and public benefactor, the Rev. Thomas Richards, "Carrog," friend of Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce; of John Keble, author of The Christian Year," who, about 1822, visited Mr Richards, who had been curate to the poet's father and of Isaac Williams, who preached the opening sermon in Llangorwen Church in 1841. Be it also further remembered that it is to the efforts of Carrog" Richards that our excellent National Schools, now in North-road, were estab- lished in Northgate-street, opposite to the Eagle Foundry; all of which, and much else, has fortunately been so admirably set forth, at various times by Mr. D. Samuel, M.A. On New Year's Day, 1830, the inhabitants of the town of Aberystwyth made a good start by founding The True Britons' Benefit Society." No time was lost in complying with the law about the regulation of its rules, which were pre- sented to and passed by the justices at the follow- ing Easter Sessions. At the Michaelmas Sessions that same year of 1832, the magistrates were called upon to allow and confirm the rules of two more organizations, known as The Cambrian Friendly Society," and The Mariners' Friendly Society." Of the first of these no further mention is made, but of the "Mariners" one fact is recorded, viz., that it was established in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Humphreys." • Who this Elizabeth was I cannot yet state witk any certainty I incline to identify her as the woman of the same name who for many years in the first half of this century was keeper of the Town Hall." Perhaps some reader with better local knowledge than I can as yet claim, may be able to enlighten me on this point. Was Elizabeth related to the keeper of the House of Correction, our old friend Jenkin Humphreys 7 Another New Year's Day that of 1833, saw the establishment of the "Equity Benefit Society" in our town which had its rules confirmed at the Michaelmas Sessions, 1835. The year following the birth of the Equity witnessed that of the first distinctly women's society of which there is any record in these minutes. "The Princess Victoria Female Benefit Society" saw light on 20th December, 1834, when Princess Victoria, now our venerable, venerated and loved Queen, whom God long preserve was just thirteen years old. This year can always be remembered as that in which on 21st June, Wellington fought and won the battle of Vittoria, in the north of Spain, the crowning conquest in the Peninsular war. The rules of the "Princess Victoria" were passed at the Midsummer Sessions, 1835. Aberystwyth women were then as they now are loyal to the back bone, for at the next sessions the Queen Adelaide Female Benefit Society" came up for legalization at the hands pf the magistrates. The designation of Queen Adelaide" would seem to point to its being more particularly an adult benefit society, as the" Princess Victoria" would seem to have been one for young women. Can any one say if this is so ? Two other societies call for notice. The Standard of Wales Friendly Society," kept at Heart of Oak," Aberystwyth, was in existence on 15th October, 1833, on which date its rules were confirmed. When was it founded ? The Loyal Mechanics' Benefit Club (was this as the name suggests chiefly for working-men?) had its rules allowed at the Epiphany Sessions, held in the Old Town Hall, Aberystwyth, on 5th January, 1836. When also was this founded 1 So much then for some brief particulars of this espesial phase of the social life of Aberystwyth folk. in days gone by. Printing quickly and neatly done at the "Welsh Gazette" Printeries, Bridge Street.
DRAINAGE OF BORTH. RESULT OF APPEAL CASE. The case of Lewis v. Rowland was heard in the Queen's Bench Division, before a Divisional Court, consisting of Justices Ridley and Darling, on the 2nd March, in which the owners of Cambrian- terrace, Borth, appealed against the decision of the Justices for Talybont District, who, at the Petty Sessions held at Talybont on the 7th of September last, ordered the owners of Cambrian-terrace, Borth, to abate a nuisance arising from the wooden trough, and directed the owners to do all other necessary works for that purpose. The judgment of the two justices was as follows:- Mr. Justice Ridley: The question in this case is whether the justices' decision was correct when they found that the trough was not a sewer within the meaning of the Public Health Act, 1875, and was not vested in the District Council, in effect finding that there was a nuisance, but that it was not a nuisance for which the District Council were responsible. The question is not free from difficulty. That I at once admit, but it occurs to me that in circumstances like the present this ancient trough became vested as a sewer within the definition of section 4 of the Public Health Act in the local authority. So tar as trat goes l do not see how there can be any dispute. It was a sewer within that definition, and it was a sewer within that definition before the Public Health Act was passed. In that condition it. vested in and it became under the control of that local authority, for it did not come within any of the exceptions which are mentioned in the section. If it bad a different state, conclusions might have arisen. After having become vested in the local authority, it then follows that the section applies which says that the local authority is bound to keep in repair all sewers belonging to them, and to cause to be made such sewers as may be necessary for effec- tually draining their district for the purposes of the Act, and further, that the local authority shall cause the sewers belonging to them to be con- structed, covered, ventilated and kept so as not to be a nuisance or injurious to health, and to be properly cleansed and emptied. That is section 19 of the Public Health Act. Now, prima facie, it seems to me that the sewer having become vested in the local authority, it was one which they were bound to keep in repair as such sewer, or in the alternative, under section 19 of the Public Health Act, to cause it so to be constructed, covered, and ventilated as not to be a nuisance or injurious to health. The Justices have come to the conclusion 4 on the other hand that when proceedings are taKen under section 94 in respect of this nuisance, which is created not in consequence of the want of repair of the sewer, but because of its existence and its discharging that foecal matter as it does on the foreshore, therefore, in those cir- cumstances, the person who is liable for the nuisance is the person who had discharged, or who had caused to be discharged the drainage of the houses into the old water trough, and not the local authority. It appears to me however that on proper consideration of the Act it is the local authority whose duty it is, if ttie existing water trough, used as it is, creates a nuisance to put down one that is not a nuisance. They are, therefore, the persons who are responsible for such a matter, and not the person who by allowing the drains of these houses to discharge into the water trough made it into a sewer, and into a nuisance as events have turned out. I do not know, and I am not able to find, that there is any case which says to the contrary of that. It is a truth that a sewer may be a sewer for certain purposes, and yet not one in respect of which the local authority may be liable. That is decided in the case of the Kingston Pottery Company v. the Hull Corporation, but that is a case which turned upon this-and I think my brother Darling will know whether that is so or not, but it appears to me to be so—that the person in question, the appellant, had turned into it refuse which he had no right to do according to the law under section 21. In this case section 21 has no application to what has taken place, for the discharge of the drainage into this water trough took place before the Public Health Act was passed, and it was in that condition when under the operation of this Act it appears to me that the local authority acquired possession of the sewer. It became vested in them, and when it did so it was upon them and not upon the person who had originally discharged the drainage into it that rested the obligation to provide proper and efficient sewers for the neighbourhood. That seems to me really to have been the scope and intention of the Act, and it is in accordance with that that I think the proper decision would have been in this case to say that the trough was a sewer within the meaning of the Public Health Act, 1875, and was vested in the District Council. Mr Justice Darling In this case the facts seem to be these. Long ago, nearly 40 years ago or about that, a land drain was made of wood, which drained a lot of land on to the foreshore. After that a railway came there, and the railway station was connected, as far as sewage went, with this land drain. The people who brought the railway built a hotel, and they connected the hotel with the land drain. They also built a row of houses, in one of which lives the appellant in this case. They built those houses somewhere about the year 1866, and they drained those houses into this old land drain, and those houses still drain into the drain as they did years and years ago, before the passing of the Public Health Act. This drain, because it receives the drainage of many of the houses, and of the hotel and railway station in Cambrian-terrace, is a sewer within the definition of the Public Health Act, 1875. Section 15 of the Public Health Act, 1875, handed over sewers to the local authority, and I think that then this thing which was a sewer vested in the local authority. Now, the local authority having pro- vided no other sewerage system for this Cambrian- terrace, they summoned one of the residents in Cambrian-terrace for a nuisance. They say the nuisance is in this. That you poured sewage matter into a cesspool and thence into a conduit, and there is no nuisance in the cesspool, there is no nuisance while the stuff is in the conduit, but from the cesspool by means of a conduit it goes into this old wooden trough, which was made for a land drain, and which was a sewer before the Act of 1875. Then the case finds this, and this is the only nuisance that arises as far as I can see the said trough," that is the old land drain, cannot be used as a sewer without creating a nuisance unless it is converted in a sewer of impermeable materials and extended down to this foreshore below low-water mark." Then the nuisance is this, that though not creating any kind of nuisance in the conveying of the stuff into this sewer, once it gets there it is a nuisance because the sewer is made of wood, because it is not taken low enough down the shore, but dis- charges between high and low water mark. Because of that the local authority summoned one of the residents in Cambrian-terrace. Now it seems to me that the residents in Cambrian-terrace is not liable. The resident in Cambrian-terrace commits no kind of nuisance unless by allowing that foecal matter to get into a wooden trough, which is not under the control of the local authority. But it appears to me that what they do is to pour into a trough which is under the control of the local authority, and which passed to them by virtue of Section 13 of the Public Health Act, 1875, and if there is any nuisance they created it themselves. It seems to me that they are the people who are bound to see that in the words of this case the trough or sewer is converted into something by means of impermeable material being used which shall prevent it from being a nuisance in the way in which it now is. I, therefore, think that the justices here came to a wrong conclusion, and that the appeal should be allowed. Mr. Jenkins Then your lordship will allow the appeal with costs, and quash the order of the justices ? Mr. Justice Ridley: Yes. Mr. Bankes Would your lordship "give leave to appeal, as it involves all these houses ? Mr. Justice Ridley Yes, certainly. I think it is a doubtful point at present. Mr. Jenkins It has been held, I think, that this is a criminal cause or matter. Mr. Justice Ridley We think there ought to be leave to appeal. Mr. Jenkins Then I must take my point on that in the Court of Appeal. Mr. Justice Darling Which point? Mr. Jenkins 1 am suggesting this is a criminal cause or matter, and that there is no appeal. Mr. Justice Darling I think you will find there is. Mr Jenkins I thought it bad been held it was a criminal cause or matter, but I have not got the authority here. Mr. Justice Ridley I believe it is not so. It is not so in practice, I am informed, and that there is an appeal. But, however, you have got the right to take the point, and if you can take the point suc- cessfully, by all means do. Mr. Jenkins: I thought it right to mention it here if I meant to take it above, my Lord. Mr. Justice Ridley By all means. I Messrs. Roberts & Evans, Aberystwyth, were the solicitors for the appellants.
GOGINAN. EISTEDDFOD.—The arrangements for the eistedd- fod to be held at Jezreel on Good Friday, are now completed, and large gatherings are expected at bo& Meetings, and keen competition* are antici- pated.
EGLWYSFACH. DEATH.—The funeral of Mr. William Jenkins, of Llwyngwyn, whose death occurred on Monday, took place on Friday, when there was a large funeral, the interment being made at the Talybont Cemetery; the Rev. H. E. Jones officiating. The deceased was a member of the new Independent 1 Church at this place.
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Our Catalogue contains useful information for Profes- sional and Amateur, and is posted Free on application, also FARM SEED LIST. LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Plans by Landscape Artist. Estimates. Specifications, and advice on laying out or remodelling grounds. Imple- ments of every description. CLIBRANS', Altrincham AND MANCHESTER- BRANCHES 10, Market Street, Manchester (for weeds, etc.), Bangor and Principality Nursery, Llandudno. WARD & CO's A ABERYSTWYTH BAZAAR Is the Noted Shop for TOYS And Every Description of FANCY ARTICLES. BEST HOUSE IN THE TRADE FOR SMOKERS' REQUISITES. 8 GREAT DARKGATE STREET HUGHE S'S PECTORAL COUGH BALSAM (From the Original Prescription of a Leading West End Physician), CURES COUGHS, COLDS, INFLUENZA, AND ALL CHEST AND THROAT AFFECTIONS. PRICE, 1/- AND 2/6 POST FREE. PREPARED ONLY BY E. DAVIES HUGHES, M.P.S. (Late of J. G. Gould & Co., Oxford Street, London, W.) The Pharmacy, TOWYN. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CONFECTIONER. AGENT FOR BARRETT'S LONDON CONFECTIONERY FINEST SELECTION OF NOVELTIES FILLED WITH CHOCOLATE "FROM THE LEADING FIRMS. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR CYCLISTS. Most Central Place in Town. NOTE THE ADDRESS MORGANS' BiglKlass Confectioners; Stores, OPPOSITE THE TOWN CLOCK. Tea Rooms and Refreshments. BUY YOUR MEDICINES FROM DAVIES BROS., THE PHARMACY, LAMPETER ALL :DRUGS AND CHEMICALS .0 GUARANTEED PURITY. FOR HIGH-CLASS OUTFITS GO TO TOM JONES, COLLEGE STREET, LAMPETER LATEST STYLE IN TAILORING COM- BINED WITH MODERATE CHARGES. Waterloo Buildings SHAVING SALOON BATH STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. F. PADDEN, LATE OF CLARKSOK, LOXDOX. AXD JOIVSON, ABERYSTWYTH, BEGS to inform the public in general that he has taken the above Premises, and trusts by careful attention to all orders to receive a fair share of their esteemed patronage. Wigs, Fringes, Tails of Hair and Combings made up on the Premises on the shortest notice. Old Tails re-made and dyed at moderate charges. JOHN LLOYD & SONS, TOWX CRIERS, BILL POSTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, HA\ E the largest number of most prominent Posting Stations in all parts of Aborvstwrth and District. Having lately purchased the business and stations of Aberystwyth Advertising and Genera Bill Posting Stations, they are able te take large contracts of every description. Over 100 Stations in the Town and District. Official Bill Posters to the Town and County Coun- cils, G.W.R. Co., Cambrian Railway Co., all the Auctioneers of the Town and Distract, and other Public Bodies. I Business Notices. i at ESTABLISHED 1S35. D. R. JOXE -lD SON, LADIES', GEXTLEMEN-S ic CHILDREN'S BOUT & SHOE MAKER, 7, BRIDGE ^rilEEr' 4^KYSTWYTH A large assortment of Children's Boots and Sboeff always in Stock. Sand Boots in Great Yarietv. Repairs neatly and promptly executed. AGENT FOE HEUCTLES XGLIIJTY AND THE HOLDFAST BliAXD. Lampeter Hand-sewn Boots always in Stock. J. W. EVANS, DRAPER AND OUTFITTER. ABERYSDVYTIL Is now showing a Splendid Selection of NEW WINTER GOODS In all Departments. BOYS' & MEN'S WINTER CLOTHING, LADIES AND CHILDREN'S JACKETS, AC. THE FAYOUR OF A CALL WILL OBLIGE. r HAIRDRESSING. BUY YOUR ORNAMENTAL HAIR DIRECT PROM THE MAKER. A LARSE ASSORTMENT OF TRESSES OF HAIR, CYCLIST FRIXGES, WIGS, SCALPS, PARTINGS. FRONTS, HAIR DYES, RESTORERS, and ALL kinds of TOILET REQUISITES. LADIES' HAIR COMBINGS TASTEFULLY MADE CP. A. JOINSON, 14, pIER STREET, BERYSTKTTH RICHARD MORGAN. GENEKAL GROCER, cm FLCO MEECHANT, (tREAT ARKGATE STLEET, A BERYSTNN-YTH. COUGH MIXTURE FOR WINTER COUGH AND BRONCHITIS TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TOKIC. lOid. and 2s. 5d. per bottle, post free. Ir. J. E. LEAH, A.R.C.O., Organist and Choirmaster English Congregational Church, Portland-street, Aberystwyth (late of Richmond Hill Congregational Church, Bournemouth), Gives lessons by Correspondence in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, &c. Personal lessons also in Pianoforte, Organ, Singing and Theory. Preparation for Examination. Many Successes. Schools attended. Next term commences Sep- tember 18th. 1899. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, &-c. Address: Bourneville," North Road, Aberystwyth J. GWILYM EVANS. Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD. TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLAVOUR. 1. AND G. LLOYD, COACHBUILDERS. ALIHED PLACE, ABERYSTWYTH. Carriages made to order on the shortest notice. Experienced Men kept for all Branches .CARRIAGES FOR -SALE. HARFORD SQUARE, LAMPETER, WAILTEIII Is now making a Grand Display of the LATEST NOVELTIES Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Mackintosh Cloaks, Furs, Costumes, etc., PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS FABRICS. P S. Goods not in Stock procured at Shortest Notice by Parcels arriving daily from London and other centre. JACK EDWARDS, BOOKSELLER, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, J pIER STREET. 4-BERYSTWYTH. DAYID JAMES. Suitings, Coatings, Trouserings, &c., in the best fashion and at reasonable prices. Cricketing and Boating Suits made to order on the Shortest Notice. W. II. TRUSCOTT, WATCH AXD CLOCK MAKER, LAPIDARY AND OPTICIAN, TER^CE -IIOAD, (OPPOSITE THK 9 JLY< POST OFFICE). A large assortment of Wedding, and Gem Rings. A large assortment of Wedding, Diamond and Geta Rings.