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A.I:tl ABERYSTWYTH THE CYCLING CrXD made a run to Machynlleth on Wednesday, in splendid weather. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Friday in High-street of Mr Hugh Roberts, shoemaker, at the advanced age of 70. Mr Roberts bad been failing in health for a long time. He was a faithful member of the Tabernacle (C.M.) Chapel, and he leaves three daughters to mourn their loss. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting of the above lodge was held at the Progress Hall last Friday evening, Mr J. W. Jones, chief templar, presiding. The following members took part in the programme: -Song, Miss Lizzie Williams; song, Mr. Walter Jones; duett by Misses Evans and Jones:; best 1 impromptu speech, the prize was awarded to Mr. J. P. Griffiths. A word of encouragement to the members of the Lodge was given by Mr. Richard Jones. WATED.-Researches into Aberystwyth history 1 bring up the names of the various out of the way 1 books which it is necessary to consult. Previous requests in this paper for the loan of such have been successful in bringing me books from London, Manchester, and our more immediate neighbour- hood now let me ask if any one can get me the right of this volume 2—" A geographical, historical, and religious account of the Parish of Aberystwyth; to which are added memoirs of several persons of note who lived in the said parish," by Edmund Jones, Trevecka, 1779, 8vo.—GEO. EYRE EVANS. SAVED FROM DROWNING.— A lucky escape from drowning was witnessed in the Rheidol River near Trefechan Bridge about 5 30 p.m. on Thursday last. Jennie Davies, aged three-and-a-half years, daughter of Mr D. C. Davies, joiner, Blue Gardens, was playing on the river side, when by some means she fell into the water. Her position became a critical one, when a College student made a timely appearance on the scene, and without hesitation plunged into the water and rescued the child in the nick of time. When brought to the bank again she was in an unconscious state, but after being removed home, where every attention was bestowed upon her, she soon recovered. The identity of the rescuer did not transpire, but be is deserving of every praise for his plucky deed. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—On Friday last, before Messrs John Morgan and John Lewis, Mary Parry, lodging house keeper, Trefechan, was charged by Mr James Evans, sanitary inspector, with allowing stagnant water to remain at the back of No. 1, Beehive Terrace, so as to be a nuisance. The de- fendant was ordered to abate the nuisance within seven days, and to pay costs, in default to pay 5s. per day.—Martha* Price, Trefechan, was also charged by Mr James Evans with overcrowding her house with persons so as to be a nuisance and injurious to health. She was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and ordered to abate the nuisance forthwith. APPOINTMENT.—Mr N. H. Thomas, B.A., has -been appointed classical master at the County School in the place of Mr W. P. Fuller resigned. Mr Thomas is a native of Brynaman, Carmarthen- shire, and was for sometime at school under Watcyn Wyn. He was for six years at Llandovery School under the present Warden (the Rev Owen Evans, M.A.) Here lie devoted himself to classical studies and gained a scholarship uf Z50 tenable for two years at the school. He also won at Llandovery a prize for a Welsh Essay, which was highly spoken of by the Rev G. Hartwell Jones, M.A. About five years ago he won an open classical scholarship at Jesus College, Oxford, where he remained for four years under Principal Rhys. Mr Thomas took honours in classical moderation and in literis humanioribus. He graduated last June. After graduation, be'was for two-terms assistant master at the Noncon- formist Grammar School, Bishop Stortford. Mr Thomas was a member of the Dafydd ap Gwilym Society at Oxford. He is a cousin of Mr D. Lleufer Thomas, barrister-at-law, Swansea. OUR WIL £ > FLOWERS.—The warm sun of the past days has brought forth quite a host of wild flowers. In the immediate neighbourhood of the town the following among many others were seen in blossom during last week:—The Dog violet, wild pansy, whit low grass, lady's smock, ground ivy, primrose, red campion, blackthorn, stitchwork, and the speedwell. In Devon the lovely blue flowers of the speedwell are called "Angels' eyes." The cowslips grow in profusion in a field on the Waun and the anemone or windflower grows in a mossy nook on the banks of the Rheidol; while Words- worth's favourite flower, the little celandine, thrives in abundance in the hedgerows around Ardwyn. At eve the high stack in Mr. D. C. Roberts' timber yard throws its shadows on the lady's mantle, one of the most beautiful-leaved plants in the vegetable kingdom. In colour the leaves are a bright green, and in form they resemble a ruff of Queen Elizabeth's time. In wealth of colour, the gorse makes the slopes of our hills surpass the famous historic field of the cloth of gold." INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—A special meeting of the school managers was held on Wednesday after- noon at the school, when the chief-inspector. Mr Owen Owen, attended. The managers present were—Mrs Jessy Williams (in the chair). Miss Jones, the Rev T. Levi, Professor Genese, the Mayor, Messrs J. P. Thomas. Richard Richards, R. J. Jones, with Mr John Evans (clerk), Mr D. Samuel, M.A. (headmaster), and Miss Ewart (senior mistress).— Bills to the amount of R5 18s were passed. It was decided that the salary of Mr J. H. Howell, B.A., B.Sc., science master, should be increased at the close of the present term to L150 per annum. It was also agreed to advertise for a new assistant master to teach classics and foreign languages at a salary of £ 130. It was decided to appoint Mr E. H. Ray, B.A. (Cantab), and. f" :1;ng him, Mr N. H. Thomas, B.A. (Cantab), Bi-y". an, to fulfil the duties of Mr. Fuller, who has been appointed head- master of Trowbridge High School, for the remain- der of the term, at the remuneration of £ 40. The Chief Inspector in the course of his address to the Managers expressed himself exceedingly pleased with the marked improvement which had taken place in organisation and work of the school. Without reflecting upon the work done by other schools, he said the progress was more marked than at almost any of the schools he had visited. We understand that Mr. N. H. Thomas has been appointed. ENTERTAINMENT.—The annual entertainment in connection with Siloam Chapel was held at the Buarth Hall on Thursday evening last. Mr H. L. Evans occupied the chair. The following was ■E, the programme:—Address, by the Chairman song, Oh, praise our great and gracious Lord," the Choir; recitation, Yr eneth fach amddifad," JJ5SS Lucy Owen; recitation, The Beggar Boy," Miss Harriet Jones; recitation, "0, what a beautiful J .doll." Miss Maggie Warrington; recitation, "Baby's Stocking," Miss R. E. Edwards; mandoline solos, V. Misses Maria Doughton and Katie Davies recita- f- tion, "Baby is ill," Miss C. A. Warrington; song, | "'Hosanna to the Son of David," the Choir; | Tecitation, "Bachgen caniatad," Mr WTillie Davies; I recitation," Prydferthweh," Miss E. Warrington; i recitation, "Y gwew ar y fedwen," Miss E. J. Edwards: recitation, Spring once said to the Nightingale," Masters W. and -J. Phillips; song, jf; Miss Nellie Kenrick; recitation, Bereaved mother," Miss E. L. Warrington; song, "Eden at home, I the Choir; recitation, "Lucy Grey," Miss C. E. L Edwards; song, Have courage my boy and I say no," Mr Arthur Griffiths recitation, Llongau | Madoc," Miss Annie Mary Davies; song. Hiraeth I fy man," Miss E. J. Warrington; recitation, "My RL shadow," Messrs G. Llewelyn Edwards and E. E. r Owen euphonium solo, Mr Willie Hughes son-, k 44 Hark, hark, the sound," the Choir; recitation, r "Hen fwthyn fy nhad," Miss Edith Owen: trio, r "O, na bawn yn seren," Misses A. & E. J. | Warrington and Mr Willie Hughes; recitation, | Song of the shirt," Miss Katie Jones; song, „ Heavenly song," Miss Pollie Richards; recitation, Peryglon y glowr," Miss Dorothy Davies song, ► "Yr afon," Mr John Watkins; song, "O, alive I Christian workers," the Choir. The proceedings F terminated with the singing of God save the r Queen." p\ PRESENTATION—On Wednesday Mr W. P. Fuller, M.A., Classical Master at the County School, was pf: presented by the staff and pupils of the school with |f. a complete set of George Meredith's novels, hand- somely bound. The presentation was made on the occasion of Mr. Fuller's leaving the County School Ii: to take up his duties as Headmaster of the High » School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The presentation j; took place at the dose of morning school in the Central Hall. The Headmaster, in opening the proceedings, referred to the four years from the opening of the school, during which Mr Fuller had done excellent service in school work and in furthering athletics amongst the boys. On behalf of his colleagues and the pupils he congratulated Mr Fuller on his appointment to Trowbridge school, and wished him every success in his new sphere of work. Trenwith Davies, as senior pupil .amongst the boys, read a congratulatory address, and asked Mr Fuller's acceptance of the books as a small token of their appreciation of his services. The address was signed by the teachers and pupils. Lizzie Jones, senior pupil amongst the girls, made the presentation. Mr Fuller thanked the boys and girls, and speaking with evident signs of emotion, addressed his youthful audience in very suitable terms. He referred to the four years he had taught them as being very happy ones, and he Iwas con, fident that his labours amongst them had not been in vain. Mr Thomas Owens and Mr J. H. Howell, assistant masters, spoke very feelingly and very appreciatively iof Mr Fuller, both as a teacher and as a colleague. The Chief Inspector of the Central Welsh Board, who was present for the annual inspection, also addressed the meeting. The pro- ceedings closed by the headmaster calling for "three cheers and one cheer more." Mr Fuller left Aberystwyth the next day for Trowbridge, getting at the railway station a hearty send-off from a large number of biie farmer pupils who had assembled there, 1In, GILBERT ROGERS and his Merry Troopers promise another treat for Wednesday evening next. MUSICAL.—Mr Wilfred Jones, Wrexham, has been appointed instructor of singing for the summer course at the Aberystwyth College, and Mr J. E. Leah, A.R.C.O., Aberystwyth, instructor of the piano and organ. THE POST OFFICE, It is stated that the Prvet Office will before long be removed to eommo ius and convenient premises in Great Darkgate- cet, and will have an entrance into Queen-stree* the despatch of parcels. PRIZE DOGS. -At- Portmadoe Show -on Tuesday, Mr. J. W. Jones at Mr. D. Howells, drm ,"1', took the first prize for the best collie. Mr. Probin, jeweller, got two third prizes for the best smooth terriers. Mrs. Probin's Persian kitten was very highly commended. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, Alderman W. H. Palmer has just laid out a tennis ground at the back of the Queen's Hotel. Besidesj removing what was formerly an en eye-sore, the new ground [vill, undoubtedly, add to the popularity ot this well-appointed hotel. PEN DINAS PATH.—For grandeur of scenery and extent of view no path in the neighbourhood of the town can equal that which winds along the side of Pen Dinas. The path has been greatly improved, of late, but many a delightful nook on that historic hill could be yet made much more easy of access at but a small cost. A few seats at considerate distances would be very welcome. We have heard but little of the doings of the Footpath Society of late. That body has done much good work in recent years. Could not this little improvement be done before the summer-? MARRIAGE.—The marriage took place on Wednesday in last week at Bangor of Mr. George P. Howell, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A., to Miss Jane Rowlands, daughter of the late Mr. Row- lands, Cwmhwylog, near Aberystwyth. Mr. Howell is a son of Mr. Daniel Howell, Llanbryn- mair, and a nephew of Mr. David Howell, draper, Great Darkgate-street. Ir. and Mrs. Howell will leave for their new home in the United States on Saturday next, sailing on board the "Lucania" from Liverpool. On Tuesday afternoon the employees of Mr. David Howell presented Mrs. Howell, who had formerly been one of the staff at that establishment, with a handsome gold watch and chain, in honour of her marriage. DRAPERY.—Another handsome addition to the architecture of the town has been made by the completion of extensive alterations to the premises of Mr. T. Ellis, draper and milliner, 35, Terrace- road. The main shop has been greatly extended, and the addition of a new showroom for millinery and mantles has been made. Mr. Ellis has left no stone unturned to meet the requirements of his customers, who may rely upon securing goods of the best possible quality, and these at lowest possible prices. He has also engaged a new milliner, who has had considerable experience in the leading London houses. The stock of new summer goods has just been received, and intending purchasers would do well to pay this establishment a visit. OUR COLONISTS.—The London Correspondent of thc Manchester Guardia?t, says:-Mr W. Griffith, of Coolgardie, and the Waterloo Hotel, Aberyst- wytb, a well-known Welsh engineer, holding an im- portant position in West Australia, has forwarded to the Welsh members of Parliament a manifesto of the Eastern Gold fields Reform League of West- ern Australia, which has an important bearing on the Australian Commonwealth Bill now before the House of Commons. The movement initiated by the League demands separation from Western Australia under the Constitution Act; which allows the division of that colony into separate colonies. They desire separation in order to federate, and at the same time have a voice in the management of their own affairs, which they are now unable to obtain owing to'inadequate Parliamentary repre- sentation, the inequitable distribution of seats, and the preponderating power of what they term the pocket-boroughs of Western Australia. The mani- festo is a strongly worded document, and cries for relief from a condition which they assert is worse than .that of the Transvaal Outlanders. .WELSH MILITARY HOSPITAL.—The amount of local subscriptions to this object have reached the sum of £ 177 18s. This gratifying result has been attained hi a great measure by the indefatigable efforts put forth by Mrs. Dr. Harries, the hon. secretary, who has spared no trouble in making arrangements for collections, and in collecting herself. The College Dramatic Society's perform- ance realized the handsome sum of 9,44 7s. Professor Davies laboured so hard to make it a success, that he is deserving of the highest praise. Had it not been through an unfortunate misunder- standing in the Llanbadarn district, the money collected there having been sent up in another form, the record would have been much larger, and it is felt that an explanation is due to Mrs Harries, and possibly to the public, in this matter. Mrs. Harries has written to Professor Alfred Hughes asking him if three beds can be established for Aberystwyth, and it is hoped that will be possible. PRESENTATION.—On Monday evening the teachers of the Tabernacle long room assembled together for a very interesting purpose, that of a presentation. The recipient was Mr. David Jenkins, eldest son of Mr. John Jenkins, cabinet maker, Princess-street, on the occasion of his marriage with Miss Cassie Edwards, of Cardiff. Mr. Jenkins has been a life- long member of Tabernacle, and at a very early period began to take part in the services of the chapel, especially so in connection with the young, he having acted as secretary and teacher in the long room up to a year or two ago, when his vocation compelled him to leave town and chapel. The presentation took the form of a pair of handsome ornaments (supplied by Mr. W. R. Jones, watchmaker), and was made by the superin- tendent, Mr. Thomas Owen, of Queen's-square, who testified to the sterling worth and great faithful- ness of Mr. Jenkins. Several of the teachers bore similar testimony to the great loss sustained by the departure of Ir. Jenkins, and the most hearty wishes were expressed for Mr. Jenkins' future happiness. A fortnight ago Mr. Jenkins was also the recipient of a handsome gift by the officers and crew of the "Glenvech," (Messrs. J. Mathias and Sons), of which steamer Mr. Jenkins is chief engineer. WHEATLEY'S MUSIC WAREHOUSE.—The well- known firm of Messrs Wheatley have now removed back to their old premises in Terrace-road, the building having recently undergone complete reno- vation, thereby improving considerably the corner site which it now occupies. The business is one of the oldest in town, having been established as far back as 1851, and the present premises in Terrace- road were taken over in 1872. The business has been conducted since 1883 by Mr H. E. Wheatley, and under his management has assumed extensive proportions. The premises have now been fitted up at considerable expense. A complete installa- tion of electric lighting has been put in, and the fittings are of the latest and most approved kind. To signalise the re-opening. Mr Wheatley has secured a considerable quantity of new stock, all of which is by the best makers. He holds the sole agencies in Aberystwyth for the celebrated Broad- wood and Lipp pianos, and he is also agent for the Collard and Collard, Brinsmead. Justin llowne, Chalienj Hopkinson, Ralph Allison and Sons, Spencer and others. He has also a new line in the "Marvel" piano, sold at 20 guineas, which compares favourably with other firms' instruments costing Z10 more. Mr Wheatley has also a good selection of organs and harmoniums, including the Phoneon, Mason and Hamlin's, Estey, Malcolm, Alexander, and Metzler, together with several cheaper models suitable for schools, etc. Amongst his new stock, Mr Wheatley has also Edison's phonographs,rramaphones, sympboniums, and all other kinds of musical instruments, while he has also a good assortment of artists' materials and copies, all of which can be secured at the most reasonable prices. PETTY SESSIONS. The weekly sessions were held on Wednesday, at the Town Hall, the magistrates present being the Mayor (Alderman C. M. Williams), Mr R. J. Jones, Mr E. P. Wynne, Mr E. Evans, and Mr T. Griffiths. EXTENSION.—An application was made by Mr Rufus Williams. Lien Hotel, for an extension of two hours on Friday evening on the occasion of the annual dinner of the Football Club.— The Mayor expressed himself as not being in favour of these long extensions, and ventured to suggest that these dinners would be far more popular and better-attended if the extension was only for one hour.—Mr Rufus Williams said the committee had asked him to apply for two hours',extension, but he was entirely in the hands of the magi,t rates. -The application was then granted. EJECTMENT ORDER.—Mr Vaughan Davies, M.P., who was represented by Mr William Davies, solicitor, applied for an ejectment order against John Jones, living at Penfro, Tanybwlch. Jones had been in Mr Davies' employ for twenty years, and the occupation of the house was part of his salary. In January last he disobeyed Mr Davies, orders, and was consequently given notice to quit, but declined to leave.—Jones said it was an under- standing between him and Mr Davies that he was to have six months' [notice before leaving. The magistrates made an order that the man was to leave the house within a month. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—Orders were made on William Jones, Bridge End-place Elizabeth Lewis, St John's Buildings and Ann Steel, Union-street, to send their children regularly to school in future. THANKS.—The Mayor said he wished to take this opportunity of thanking his colleagues on the Bench for their kind attendance when he was un- able to attend, and especially his friend,Mr Griffiths, who kindly made an effort to be present at each meeting during his absepce of nearly two months.

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