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EARI.Y MUSHROOMS.—This week two fine mush- rooms, which scaled over I-tb. in weight, were gathered in the open, in a field off Llanbadarn-road. THE VICARAGE and glebe land of St. Michael's Parish Church will be shorllv offered lor hale by public auction. AN INTERESTING ENTERTAINMENT will be given on Tuesday evening next by the members of the English Congregational Church Band of Hope. WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of this Association was held on Friday afternoon last at the Rooms. Pier-street, under the presidency of Mrs. E. H. James. An able paper on -1 Technical Education was read by Mrs. Jessy Williams, and an interesting discussion followed, in which the President, Mrs. Williams (Queen's-road), and Mrs. James took part. Resolutions were passed in favour of the Intermediate (English) Scheme), Disestablishment, and Women's Suffrage. SCIENTIFIC.—We are glad to find that Mr. J. D. Jones, pharmaceutical chemist, Bedford, has been elected Fellow of the Biological Chemistry Society, and has also been awarded the Society's medal in recognition of the service rendered by him to the cause of science. The Society is an international association devoted to research work. He has been previously elected Fellow of the society of science, letters and art, London. Mr. Jones is a native of Cardigan, and is a son of Mr. T. Jones, now police constable at Llechryd, but formerly of our local police force. Ir. Jones is an old pupil of Mr. D. Samuel, the Countv School. ST. PAUL'S DEBATING SOCIETY. A social evening was held at St. Paul's Wesleyan Chapel on Thursday evening last, being the termination of ttle series of meetings held during the winter months in connection with the Debating Society. The Rev. D. Morgan, pastor, occupied the chair. An excellent tea was provided, after which an enjoyable programme of vocal and instrumental music, etc., was gone through. An harmonium solo was given by Miss Maria Doughton, solo and chorus by Mr. Thomas Jenkins and party, grama- phone selections by Mr. David Davies, reading by Mr. W. H. Jones, and songs by Miss S. A. Cowley, Miss E. J. Warrington, Miss Polly Richards, Mr. G. Hadyn Jones, and Mr. J. Hughes. The usual votes of thanks were accorded at the close. I-, FIRMARY.-The House Committee met at the Infirmary on Thursday last, when the following members were present :-Captain Cosens (chair- man), Mr J. D. Perrott, Alderman C. M. Williams (Mayor), Mr William Thomas, Mrs Jessy Williams, Mr W. H. Colby, Mr D. Thomas, Rev. T. A. Penry, Rev. Thomas Levi, and Dr A. H. James (secretary). The Rev. T. A. Penry proposed that the Committee become life members of the Clinical Research Association. Mr J. D. Perrott seconded, and it was carried unanimously, a resolution being also passed that the Association's subscription of one guinea be paid.—The Rev. Thomas Levi proposed that the dispenser's salary should be increased to £20 per annum. Mr J. D. Perrott seconded, and it was unanimously agreed to, the increase to date from April 1st.—A vote of condolence was passed with Alderman Peter Jones and his family in their sad bereavement.—The acceptance of the meat contract was postponed for a month, Miss Chandler in the meantime to buy at her own discretion.— The tender of Mr J. Jenkin Jones for the supply of coal was accepted, provided he supplied Chatterley Coxhead at 24s. per ton.—Mr G. Scott's tender for milk at 2^d. per quart was accepted, and that of Mr T. W. Powell for groceries.—The secretary was directed to convey the gratitude of the Committee to the Countess of Lisburne for her continued in- terest in the Infirmary. THE SOI-DISANT CHURCH ORGAN AND LENT. —Here is a cutting from the last issue of a well- known Manchester paper:—Aberystwyth has long been noted for the beauty of its situation, the picturesqueness of its surroundings, and its unrivalled advantages as a health resort, but it is probable that ere long it will have another claim to fame as being the home of one of the funniest newspapers ever printed. In the issue of Thurs- day last of -1 A. 0." there are amongst other good things, some cycling notes, which, unfortunately, contain little germane to the cycle. The writer does, however, mention one run he took on his machine, and remarking that he called at some farmhouses in a certain neighbourhood he specifies, 13aYs: It is only fair to the women-folk to say that they were all pictures of comfort and tidi- ness A little further on he speaks of a conver- sazione to be held on Easter Tuesday, and he hopes Lent will be over by then!" He goes on-we quote verbatim: "Talking about Lent reminds me that I had a very good fast the other day. Hav- ing become somewhat tired of ham and eggs and things of that kind, for breakfast, I decided to have a red herring for a change, and it had a delicious flavour. And for dinner, instead of roast beef or the familiar leg of mutton, I had a filletted sole, nicely-cooked, and some pudding. There was something light and nice for tea also; whilst for supper we had stewed tripe, to which I did justice." There should be a great future before this young man, if he will leave his native land and go where such cycling notes will be move fully appreciated. -The Umpire. ST PAUL'S BAND OF HOPE.-The winter session of the Welsh Wesleyan Band of Hope in connection with St Paul's Church was brought to a close on Wednesday evening by a well attended and popular entertainment. The chair was occupied by the Rev D. Morgan, pastor loci; and Miss Maria Doughton acted as an accompanist, and did her work in a most creditable manner. Much praise is due to Mr David Edwards, Tanycae, the superin- tendent of the Band of Hope, and to Mr J. Hadyn Jones, London House, the music conductor, for organising and carrying out the programme so suc- cessfully, the proceedings lasting fully three hours, and the programme was as follows Chorus, Tuag Adref," the Choir recitation, "Ffrwythau dan y berth," Tommy Jones song, Deio Bach," Maggie Doughton: recitation, "First Journey in the Train." May Morris song, Gentle Jesus," Dilys Parrv recitation, Little Boy Blue," Mary Williams recitation, "Tobacco," R. T. Jones; song. Shepherd of Souls," S. E. Hughes; recitation, Dewch at lesu," C. M. Simon song and chorus, Filwyrlesu," Handel Morris and choir recitation, Rhych yn rudd fy mam," recitation, Sarah a'r Album," Gena Buftleck; song, "Cadw le i mi," Tommy Jones recitation, Gwneyd brawd o Iesu Grist," Lena Jones; recitation, Shon ar tren." John Burbeck; song, "Mvfyrdod yr Unig." E. J. Warrington recitation, "Valentine Hyll," Evan Doughton Tommy Bach ar Canwr," Dotty Bur- beck; song, Maidstone," R. T. Jones; recitation, Llongau Cefadog," recitation, "Wialen Fedw," Bess Owen; cliorti .s,' Gwrando Fi," Choir; recitation, Does genyffrun fam," M. S. Jones song, Owen Glyndwr." E. J. Hughes recitation, Genedigaeth, Marwolaeth, ac Esgyniad Christ." S. J. Junes; duet," Alltud Crwydedig," C. J. Richards and S. E. Hughes competition reading an unpunctuated piece, Gwobr o Lyfr," song, and chorns, -1 Iesu Tirion." Emily Jenkins and choir dialogue, '• Y Dlwv Fam," Jones and party ibong, Heavenly," Pollie Richards recitation, Cartref y Meddwyn." Claudia Hughes; recitation, Learn to say no," Maggie Lewis song, Yr hen Gerddor," M. W. Parry recitation, "Colia fod yn Fachgen da," Alice Jones recitation, Fasgau i'r plant," E. J. Jones song, 0 Aros," C. M. Simon recitation, Cofia myn'd yn Haw fy mam," M. L, Jones recitation. Edgar Bachar mochyn" R. A. Jones recitation, Flowers in the Hospital," F. Bamford chorus, Dos at Iesu," the Choir. PHYSICAL DRILL DISPLAY.—On Friday evening I last the students of this deservedly popular class gave a full assault at arms before a large Company of invited gentlemen in the Town Hall. Amongst those present were his Worship toe .Mayor (Aicier- man C. M. Williams, J.P.), and Alderman Peter Jones, J.P. (chairman of the School Board), Mr J. D. Perrott, J. P. (county treasurer), Mr Howell Evans (Chief Constable of the County), and a posse of police, Dr A. Thomas (Medical Officer of Health), Dr Rowland, and Dr A. Walker; Mr D. Samuel, M.A. (Headmaster of the County School). Mr D. J. Saer (Headmaster of the Board School), Mr George Davis, J.P., Mr D. Lloyd Lewis (Manager of the National and Provinciallall k). Mr T. B. Hall. Pro- fessor Williams, U.C.W., Rev Prebendary Williams Rev T. Williams, B A.. Mr Sheraton, Mr T. Owens of the County School. Mr Daniel Jones, solicitor, Mr Jack Edwards (Bandmaster), Mr Leah, A.R.C.O. Letters of good wishes and regrets at inability to attend were received from Captain Cosens, Pro- fessors Angus, Genese, and Lewis, Alderman Roberts, Revs M. Green and S. March, B.A., the Commanding Officer of the Militia, Mr D. C. Roberts, J. P. (Ex-Mayor), Mr. W. H. Colby, etc. The programme in which a total of twenty- six students took part, included a full Sandow drill with the dumb-bells, old English single stick drill, and three separate bouts between six members, Indian Club exercise by two of the youngest members whose brother Corporal Smith of the Royal Bucks Yeomanry now represents the Class in South Africa, cutlass drill, bar bell exer- cises and three tugs of war. On behalf of the teachers (Messrs A. Griffiths, John 0. Thomas and J. Hughes) and of the students, thanks were tendered to the Mayor for his privilege of being allowed the use of the hall for the drills, and to the Company for their presence. A collection was made for the funds and realised a very substantial sum. A photograph of the class has been secured by Mr Mills from whom copies can be had. The term, which will begin acain at the end of the season ended with the members' dinner last night, Wednesday, catered for by Mrs Harcourt of the Gwalia. Hotel. The following was the programme —Sandow exercises, full company; single stick drill, senior students; th"ce bouts at stick, A. Griffiths ancl J. O. Thomas J. Hughes, and D. Jonathan Jones, W. Mathias and Tom Phillips; Indian club exercise, Rowland and William Smith; bar bell exercise, full company cavalry sword drill. A. Griffiths and J. O. Thomas. tugs of war, between teams captained by A. Griffiths, and J. Hughes. OLD ABERYSTWYTH FRIENDLY SOCIETIES" is the subject of an interesting sketch by Philip Sidney in this week's issue. STDDEN CAIX TO ARMS.—The old hands of the Cardigan Artillery are to assemble this month. They will leave here for Tenby on the 1st May. MARITIME.—Mr Thomas David Lewis, son of Captain Lewis, 6, Powell-street, has been success- ful in passing the Board of Trade examination qualifying him for the post of a master. ENGLISH PEESBYTEHIAN CHURCH. The Rev. Roose, of Ebbw Vale, occupied the pulpit at this chapel on Sunday last, and preached two powerful sermons. THB BLRKDALE.—The numerous friends of Capt. Win. Davies, formerly of Padarn-villa, and master of the Birkdale which was recently seized by the British Authorities in Delagoa Bay, on a charge of having contraband of war, will be glad to learn that his vessel has been released. THE PAXTON SOCIETY.—Mr. Williams, Queen's Gardens, readia very practical paper on "Cucumbers" to a well attended meeting of the above society, on Wednesday evening, and was heartily thanked by the members for the valuable information. The next subject will be the "Cineraria," EASTER-TIDK.—Cheap trains will run over the M. & M. Railway to South Wales on Thursday and Saturday. On Good Friday an Eisteddfod will be held at Goginan and also at Llanilar, and a "Foot- ball Match will be played on the Vicarage grounds between Aberystwyth and Oswestry United. CLEARANCE SALE.—As will be seen from an ad- vertisement in another column, a great clearance sale is now proceeding at the establishment of Mr Gyde, 22 and 24, Pier-street. A great variety of artistic goods are being offered at exception- ally low prices, and catalogues can be had on ap- plication. SUCCESS.—Mr Edgar Harold Francis, son of Mr Henry Francis, accountant at Messrs Green's foundry, passed the examination for the North and South Wales Bank, Ltd., in Liverpool, last Monday, and will commence his duties at the head office Liverpool, on the 18th inst. He was educated at the National School, and afterwards had private lessons in Shorthand from Mr Ravenhill. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Wednesday at the Town Hall, before Messrs R. J. Jcnes and Ed. Evans, Wm Pavey, 7, Penglaise-terrace, was summoned for keep- ing a dog without a license. He was ordered to pay 8s 6d costs, the case being proved by P.S. Phillips. SALE OF FARMING STOCK.—On Thursday last, Mr J. E. James held a very succcsssul sale of live and dead stock at his home farm, Maesbangor. There was a good attendance of buyers, which made the stock offered for sale realise a good price. A draught mare realized £58. The steers and heifers also fetched good prices. The keenest competition was displayed when the wethers were brought into the ring. The sheep were in grand condition, which created some brisk bidding among local butchers. Mr James also sold the imple- ments of husbandry and harness at very fair prices. CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.— There was a fairly good attendance at last Friday's meeting of the above Society, but a slight decrease in the number of young men present. The pro- gramme which had been drawn up by Miss Harriet Cole, wasa musical one, and gave the audience entire satisfaction, being as follows :-English address, Dr. Walker; pianoforte solo, Miss Millicent Richards; song, Mrs. J. H. Edwards; song, Miss Francis Bevan; Welsh address, Mr. Richards; pianoforte solo, Miss Wellings; song, Mr. Jack Edwards; song, Miss Emily Dallison. THE TOWN COUNCIL.—"Fairplay" writes: It is quite time that the ratepayers should call the Town Council to order and ask them why they are squandering the time and disgracing the town by such scenes as those of last Tuesday. How a section of the Council could be induced to sign a letter such as was published and used in opposi- tion to their own chairman seems surprising. It was a small matter, but after it was published and used in such a manner, Mr Williams had no alternative but to defend himself. Aberystwyth is proud of its Mayor who has laboured more abund- antly than any man now living for the good of the town and at the sacrifice of his own interests and will not suffer his reputation to be destroyed at the bidding of any one. It will not be Mr Williams but his assailants who will suffer in reputation." NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE TEACHER'S ASSOCIA- TION.—A meeting of the above Association was held at the Board School, on Saturday last. There was a very good attendance of members. Miss Bathurst, Borth, presided. The Secretary gave a report of his visit to the South Wales district council meeting held at Swansea last month. It was resolved to make a donation of £1, towards the Benevolent and Orphan Funds. Mr. L. B. Evans, of Bronnant, was adopted as a member of the Association. A discussion on the new code and its bearing on this district then took place, Messrs C. J. Ivory, D. Samnel, H. H. Herring, Miss Bland, Mr. M. T. Jones and Mr. D. J. Saer took part in the discussion. The general tone of the remarks showed a warm welcome to the code on.educational grounds, but it was pointed out that while schools taking" 8pecific subjects" almost invariably would suffer financial loss, even rural schools now doing well educationally but suffering from lack of funds, would gain very little financially from the new code. The Educational Supply Association, London, exhibited their schools publications at the meeting. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Saturday, March 31st, at 16, Marine-terrace, of Margaretta Jones, widow of the late Rev Edward Jones, rector of Meline, Pembrokeshire. Deceased lady died rather suddenly at the age of 45 years, having been indisposed but a few days, and she was attended in her last illness by Dr. T. D. Harries. She leaves a son and two daughters to mourn their loss, with whom widespread sympathy is felt. Deceased was born at Perthygwenin, in the parish of Llansant- ffraid. Her husband was a brother of Councillor R. J. Jones, secretary of the Aberystwyth Gas Co., and of Mr J. Jenkin Jones, churchwarden at Holy Trinity, she herself being also a faithful member of Holy Trinity Church. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning in last week at the Cemetery, and was private. The officiating ministers were the Rev Prebendary Williams and the Rev J. E. Lloyd, there being also present Archdeacon Protheroe, Rev W. Footman, Rev D. Morgan, Llantrisant (brother); and Rev. D. J. Jones, Cardiff (cousin); together with the family and a large number of relatives. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the following:—Mr Jones and the Misses Jones (children), Rev D. Morgan (brother), Mr and Mrs Jenkin Jones, Mr and Mrs R. J. Jones, Messrs and Mrs Evans, Rev Prebendary Williams and Mrs Williams, Mrs Sheraton, Miss James, Mr and Mrs Colquhoun. Miss Colquhoun, Miss Aldersley (Bristol), Mr and Mrs Williams (Great Darkgate- street), Miss Williams (9, Marine-terrace), Mrs Phillips and family (Cae'rgog-terrace), Mr and Mrs Varlow, Mr and Mrs Price (Crystal Palace), Mrs E. P. Taylor, Mr and Mrs R. Fear, Mr Ainsleigh Jones, Mr J. D. Jenkins (Cardiff), Mrs Edmunds (Newport), Mr and Mrs Cotton (Marine-terrace), Holy Trinity Sunday School Class, Miss Lewis, Mr and Mrs Kendrick, Mrs Capt Edwards (Portland-street), and others. DEATH OF MRS. EVANS.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Evans, Maesnewydd, North-road, (formerly of Laura Place), which took place at her residence at 3 o'clock on Saturday morning last. Deceased was taken seriously ill about a fortnight ago, and in two or three days she became practically unconscious. Pneumonia then set in and she remained unconscious to the end. Dr. Thomas, attended the patient, and Dr. Harries was also summoned in consultation, but all their efforts proved unavailing. Deceased was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Morgan, Maesnewydd Farm, Talybont, at which place she was born. About the year 1853 she married Mr. John Evans, who then kept an extensive business as flour and general merchant at Oswestry. Three years later they removed to Talybont, where Mr. Evans continued to carry on his business. In 1877 he retired and came to reside at 3, Laura-place, Aberystwyth, and he still occupied the same house when he died in February, 1893. Mrs. Evans was a lady held in high esteem by a very large circle of friends, and her death will be mourned by all who knew her. Since her advent to Aberystwyth she had been a faithful member of the Baker-street Congregational Church. She leaves two sons and three daughters to morn their loss, viz., Mr John Evans, solicitor; Mr James Evans, chartered accountant; Mrs J. C. Jones, Llanarth; and Miss Elizabeth J. Evans, and Miss Hannah L. Evans. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the interment being made at the cemetery.

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