I Board of Guardians. The fortnightly meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians was held on Monday morning at the Union Workhouse, when there were present Mr W. A. Miller (chairman) presiding, Messrs Hugh Hughes, B. Ellis Morgan, Rev T. A. Penry, and Edwin Morris, Aberystwyth; E. Jones, Ceulan- vmaesmawr; Lewis Richards and John Morgan, Cwmrheidol; Wm. Morris, Cyfoethybrenin J. B. Morgan, Cynnullmawr; Richard James, Henllys; James Jones, Llanbadarn Lower Thomas Powell, Llanfihangel Upper; Evan Richards, Llanfihangel Lower; E. J. Evans, Llangwyryfon; D. Morris, Llanilar; Charles Davies. Llanychaiarn; Richard Davies, Trefeirig; Richard Thomas, Tirymynach; Wm. Hughes, Vaenor Upper; and Thomas H. Jones, Parcel Canol; with Hugh Hughes (clerk). Mr Bircham, Local Government Board inspector, was also in attendance. AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS. The Clerk reported that the audit of the Board's accounts for last year bad now been completed, and on the motion of Mr James Jones, it was agreed that the House Committee consider the question of printing an abstract of accounts. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the number in the House the first week of the past fortnight was 42 as against 48 the corresponding period of last year, and the second week 41 as against 41. Six vagrant. were relieved the first week as against 25, and 11 the second week as against 19* The Master also stated that he had received a parcel of books and periodicals from Mr Wm. Jenkins, stationer, for the use of the inmates. BOARDING OUT COMMITTEE. The Clerk read a communication from iNIrs Colby, secretary of the Boarding Out Committee, asking whether the relatives of orphans residing with them were to be allowed the clothing money, viz., 10s a quarter, allowed to foster-mothers, and whether the children were to have outfits. The Clerk said he had replied that the Guardians thought that these people should be content with the same allowances henceforth as previously. Some discussion arose on this matter as the result of a question by Mr Bircham, Local Govern- ment Board Inspector, who asked whether agree- ments had been drawn out in respect of these children. The Clerk replied that they were in communication with the secretary of the Boarding Out Committee with the view of having these agreements drawn up. 11 Mr Bircham said they had been acting in an illegal manner hitherto; the matter was then referred to the House Committee. OUT RELIEF. The amount of out-relief administered during the past fortnight was as follows :-Per Mr J. Morgan, 248 5s Od to 142 paupers per Mr Thomas Vaughan, P,46 10s Id to 159 paupers; and per Mr J. J. Hughe3, iE39 7s 00. to 149. HALF-YEARLY ESTIMATE. The estimate of expediture and contribution orders required for the half-year ending Michael- mas, 1900, was submitted by the Clerk, the amount being placed at E3,507, and the actual amount spent for the half-pear ending Michaelmas, 1899, was £3533. The Clerk explained that the new county rate basis just made for the borough of Aberystwyth was £ 37,124, and the old basis, £ 25,950; an increase of £ 11,274. The Rev T. Ax Penry enquired what there was in the Aberystwyth estimate that lead the clerk to expect an increase of E182 The Clerk explained that it was accounted for by the increase in the rateable value. On the motion of Mr James Jones, seconded by Mr Hugh Hughes, the estimate \vas unanimously adopted. The School Attendance Committee's estimate was also approved of. MR. BIRCHAM'3 ADDRESS. Mr Bircham addressed the guardians at some length, and said it might interest them to know the position their Union occupied with respect to the other Unions in his district, which com- prisd the 53 Unions of Wales and Monmouthshire. Aberystwyth had always taken a high place in the scale of Unions as regards the percentage of pauperism on the population. Taking the census of 1891, they stood 7th on the list of his Unions with a pauperism of 2 per cent. The average pauperism for the whole of Wales and Monmouthshire, was a little over 3 per cent. He, however, thought that the percentage, taken on the present population was really not more than 2.5 or 2.6 per cent. The amount collected in the Union of Aberystwyth, under the head of poor rate for the last year he had any figures for was E12,028, and this with £2,747 received from other sources made a total of £ 14,775. Out of that sum, the total amount devoted to the relief of the poor was £ 6,354. The remain- ing P,8,417 was devoted to county rates, I maintenance of roads, school boards, etc. Their share of the sum named represented about a Is 7d rate on their rateable value but their rateable value had now been raised, and no doubt that would make it less. The rate altogether for all purposes collected under the poor rate was 4s Id. With regard to the work- house, he had always found it clean, and for the last two or three years, a great improvement had been effected. He must say, he thought that was due to the Workhouse committee who seemed to him to take a great deal of trouble in improving the inside of the Workhouse. Mr Bircham said there were members who did not take much interest in the interior of the Workhouse and deprecate the spending of money. He saw now and again little remarks made about the way he or the Local Government Board dictated to them. All he oould say, when he thought of all the Unions in this country they suffered less from dictation either from his hands or the Local Government Board's hands of any Union he knew (laughter). But they had another authority looking after them, which was of much greater power than himself or the Local Govern- ment Board. The Local Government Board could only move in the way of any compulsion when things were very bad and when the accommodation was not sufficient for the wants of the population. But they had got public opinion, which was a far stronger element of criticism than any Local Government Board, and if they did not try their best to make their little Workhouse reasonably up- to-date and consult the interests of those who were the inmates, with regard to some sort of classifica- tion, so far as the building would allow, then public opinion would soon give their opinion and verdict as to the power of guardians who did not do what they could for the helpless poor. Mr Bircham also referred to the classification and improving of the men's side. The Committee, after a good deal of trouble, had recommended certain improvements of an extensive character, by which the men's sick ward would be improved, and they would get a day room in addition to their sleeping rooms instead of occupying the same room day and night. Of course, they were not at all overcrowded; they were going down and down all the time, and he could not dictate to them on that matter. But still he left it to their own sense to try what they could to improve the condition of these people who were obliged to go there. He thought there was a certain class of people getting out-door relief living in houses unfit for habitation, and who could not properly look after themselves and were left to the unskilled mercies or services of a paid neighbour. He thought they might very well swell the popula- tion of their sick wards by getting a few of these into the Workhouse, as he thought they would treat them better and kinder, and would not be paying rent for houses for which the owners ought not to exact rent as they were unfit for habitation. With regard to the out-relief, he did not think it was goir down. The figures that he got from month t, :!iontli showed it was pretty stationary. They all ished to relieve those who could not help themsel* s, and those who would not help them- selves should be relieved in the House. Under Section C, those men who were able-bodied and re- lieved by the guardiansfin case of sickness, he was glad to see there were only two during the whole of six months, which ought to show that the men made some provision themselves by belonging to friendly societies. He only hoped that was the case, and the guardians could do great help to friendly societies by being strict on those people who did not make provision when they had a chance to. Mr. Bircham advocated the use of the workhouse in all cases of young people applying for relief, for a young man, when he arrived at the age of 16 or 17 years, could, if he chose, belong to two clubs without any difficulty to himself. He advised every guardian to be a member of a friendly society, as he was himself, and try to get others to join as well. The remarks he made were entirely made of sympathy and with due consideration for their benefit. If he said unpleasant truths now and again, they could not be helped; they were meant for good. One thing he would, say he had to practice, and preaching was much easier than practice (laughter.) And in that any rev. gentleman present could bear him out (renewed laughter.) On the proposition of the chairman, a hearty vote of thanks was afterwards accorded Mr. Bircham for his address.
» Rural District Council. A special meeting of the Rural District Council was held on Monday immediately following the meeting of :the Board of Guardians. Mr John Morgan presided. The object of the meeting was to consider the estimate of expenditure and con- tribution orders required for the half-year ending 30th September, 1900. The actual amount spent for the corresponding period last half-year was iE786, while the ensuing half-year's estimate was placed at £ 888. The liabilities at the 31st March, 1900, were £ 64; provision for working balance required at end of half-year and for contingencies, P,500 deduct grant under Agricultural Rates Act, £ 250; total amount required, £ 1,202. Mr W. A. Miller proposed, and Mr Edward Jones seconded, the adoption of the report, and this was unanimously agreed to.
LLANON. MARWOLAETH DAVID WATKIX.—Un arall o'r hen sefydlwyr wedi ei hebrwng ymaitb, sef David Watkin, New Bedford, Pa., pentref tua wyth mill- dir i'r dwyrain o'r ddinas hon.ar ymyl y State line. Ganwyd ef yn y flwyddyn 1823, a roagwyd ef yn Llanon, gerllaw Aberaeron, Sir Abcrteifi. Pan yn ieuanc symudodd i'r mynyddau, a gweithiodd am- ryw flynyddau o gylch ffwrneisiau blast Dowlais, lie y priododd. a buan wedi hyny daeth allan i'r wlad hon yn 1849, a sefydlodd o amgylch rhai o lofeydd Pittsburg, lie y bu yn gyson hyd 1872. Blinodd ar y lofa, a phrynodd fferm yn ymyl y pentref uchod, lie yr arosodd hyd ei farwolaeth. Magodd deulu o 14 o blant, deg o'r rhai sydd yn fyw, ac yn barcbus yn y cylch y macnt yn troi ynddynt, sef Mrs G. T. Williams, Mrs James Gravel, a Thomas Watkins o'r ddinas hon; William, David, a John yn Pittsburg; Mrs Morgan Evans yn Banksville, Pa.; Benjamin ac Evan yn Massillon, O. Cynhal- iwyd yr angladd dydd Mawrtb, y 18fed o Ebrill. Nid yn anil y gwelir chwech o feibion yr ymadaw- edig yn dwyn elor y tad, a'i osod i orphwys yn nhy ei hir gartref, fel yn yr angladd uchod-golygfa, er gwaethed tristwch angeu, oedd yn hynod, ac eto yn ddymunol i'r llygad gobeithiol. Gadawodd weddw mewn gwth o oedran, ac yn bur isel ei hiechyd, ac amryw berthynasau eraill yn y wlad hon a'r Hen Wlad. Chwaer iddo oedd y ddiweddar Mrs Rees, sef priod y ffermwr adna- byddus, Mr Evan Rees, o ger Perkins' Corner. Yr oedd David Watkin yn gynrychiolydd teg o fferm- wyr llwyddianus Cymreig America, yn ddyn gonest. gweithgar, a diwyd, yn gofalu am ei fusnes ei liun, ac yn darparu yn dda ar gyfer ei deulu, ac yn ber- ffaith ddihoced a diymhongar, yn fawr ei barch yn y gymydogaetb fel dyn sobr, sefydlog, ac ymddir- iedol. Dynion o'i fath ef sydd wedi bod yn foddion i sefyrllu y cymeriad Cymreig yn mhlith yr Am- ericaniaid, ac enill enw ag sydd yn adlewyrchu anrhydedd ar ei ddisgynyddion. Eraill a lafur- iasant, a ninau a aethom i mewn i'w llafur hwynt." —O'r DrycIn
TALYBONT. B.W.T.A.—A public meeting was held under the auspices of the B.W.T.A. last Wednesday evening. The Rev R. E. Jones gave a stirring address, in which he pointed out the many advantages of total abstinence. Miss James, Aberystwyth, also delivered an impressive address, andu-elated several striking instances of the evils caused by alcoholic drinks and of the importance of total abstinence in the home. An able paper on temperance amongst children was read by Miss Roberts of Aberystwyth. Miss Annie Jones, Misses E.J. Hughes and Morgans, Messrs S. Morris, and J. James contributed songs during the evening, and a party conducted by Mr Edwin Evans also gave a song.
CARDIGAN DISTRICT LETTER. PORKERS VERSUS BACON" PIGS. Those who perused the interesting discussion which the Bacon Factory Committee had with Ir. Xjoudon M. Douglas, the well-known authority on the subject of Bacon Factories (which discussion Was fully reported in these columns), would have noted the persistent enquiry:—Is it more profitable to rear porkers or to keep them until they are bacon pigs? From a farmers' point of view this is the main question, because they will only support the factory if it is to their advantage to do so. Since :that discussion, extensive enquiries have been made and valuable information bearing on the point secured, the benefit of which is obvious. Summarised, the lessons of experience are :—A pig does not pay until it is three months old, when it should weigh something over 60 lbs., and be worth 24s. In five months the pig should weigh about 168 lbs., and should be worth at'the factory,bbs per cwt. Work these figures out. and the conclusion is that if instead of growing four small porkers of 60 lbs. each, a farmer grows two bacon pigs of 168 lbs each, in the latter case his return (after allowing the first cost of the sucker in each instance) would be more than double. Besides this there would have been less risk in feeding two bacon pigs, and less trouble. In fact, it does not pay to feed small pigs at the best price that can be got for them. In Denmark, Holland, Sweden, and Belgium, companies of farmers are formed to carry on bacon curing, and the same spirit is wanted in this country. Comparing the returns for 1894 and 1898, the imports show an increase in pork products of 50 per cent. It is obvious that the power of consuming pork and bacon products is enormously on the increase, and it is reasonable to suppose that home products would always command as ready a sale as the imported article, and the sooner farmers become alive to the fact, the sooner will they add a prosperous industry to their calling. NONCONFORMIST CHURCH MUSIC. "ON During the past week Cardigan has had a capital illustration of the desire now so general to bury the old time prejudice against the growth of church music in Nonconformity. The congregation of Bethania Baptist Church are to be congratulated upon the acquisition of a two-manual organ worth nearly £400. Special services were held on Wednesday last, when Dr Roland Rogers, late organist of Bangor Cathedral, gave two recitals, sacred solos being also contributed by Mrs (Edith Rees) Evans, and Miss Rachel Thomas, cf Mountain Ash. Col. Howell, Pantgwyn, presided in the afternoon, and the Mayor, Mr Morgan Richardson, in the evening. The Mayor very aptly quoted Cowper's lines, descriptive of the prejudice which, in his day, existed against music in the sanctuary If apostolic gravity be free To play the fool on Sundays Why not we ? If he the tinkling harpsichord regards As inoffensive, what offence in cards? Strike up the fiddles, let us all be gay, Laymen have leave to dance, if parsons play. ACCIDENT TO MAJOR PRYSE. There will be a general expression of sympathy and regret when the news which arrived in Car- digan on Monday from the front is known, viz., that Deputy-Adjutant-General Webley-Parry-Pryse (of Noyadd Trefawr and Gogerddan) had sustained a serious fall from his horse, resulting in a com- pound fracture of one of his legs. A TORY ESTIMATE OF LIBERALISM. Mr. J. C. Harford, of Falcondale, last week addressed the members of the Cardigan Conserva- tive Club, under the presidency of Mr. G. B. Bowen, the new Chairman of the County Conservative Association. The object of the meeting was apparently to prepare the constituency for the next general election, which is foreshadowed to take place on the termination of the war. Mr. Harford ventured to think that the Radicals would contest the question of the annexation of the Republics, and he used these words:—" What is most important is that Conservatives should contradict the lies that were spread about at election times," although he did not believe that the day would ever come when elections would take place without the spreading of lies." Mr. Harford may be an authority on the mode of carrying on a Tory campaign, but his authority must be impeached from the Liberal standpoint. Mr. Harford is hardly likely to have been so candid with his friends, and his words are simply a veiled attack on the Liberal party. It is a strange fact that the Tories cannot give their opponents the credit for honesty, truthfulness, or intelligence. If Mr. Harford's estimate be correct Cardiganshire Liberals are a band of-well, to put it mildly, unworthy men, who (unfortunately for Toryism) rule the electorate. It is to be feared that Mr Harford does not shine as an apostle of truth, even from the Tory standpoint. He gave a little gratuitous advice to the municipal electors of Cardigan, and reproves his party men for their cowardice in not contesting these elec- tions. "Why the di(-keni he asked, "don't you send some Conservatives to the Council to sup- port the mayor ? and he is reported to have said that out of every 9 or 10 men the Conservative is a better one." This is hardly intelligible English to the poor stupid Liberal, and we assume it is the superior intelligence of the Tory which enables him to fathom the hidden meaning. It may be taken, however, to be an arrogant assumption of superiority. Mr Harford does not appear to be aware of the fact that the mayor was nominated as such by the Liberal members of the Council, and during his three years' tenure of office he has always spoken in the highest terms of his colleagues. Mr Harford would have hesitated to have spoken as he did, had he known the able and harmonious manner in which the business of the Council is carried on; and it is difficult to see how the accession of any Conser- vative members to the Council could contribute to a better performance of the public work, or a keener appreciation of the responsibilities of office. It is charitable to suppose that Mr Harford spoke with party bias, and without an adequate knowledge of local amenities. Otherwise, he might condescend z!1 to explain. TELEP ATH.
Football Club Banquet. The eighth annual banquet of the Aberystwyth Football Club wa? held on Friday evening last at the Lion Royal Hotel. The Mayor (Alderman C. M. Williams) proved a genial chairman, and Councillor R. Peake occupied the vice-hair with ability, and although the attendance was good, it might reasonably have been expected to be larger. The cross table was adorned with the two handsome challenge cups the team have won this season, viz., the South Wales and the Welsh cups. The company included the following:—Messrs J. Pugh, Gilbert Rogers, J. C. Rea, J. H. Edwards, W. H Hollier, J.Vaughan Edwards, G. H. Thompson, H. Bearne, E. J. Davies, J. Hughes, J. R. Hughes, D. E. Edwards, J. E. Evans, R. Peake, R. K. Jenkins, D. Phillips, F. M. Williams (L. P. Bank), E. Mor- com, S. Green, W. llassey, W. Thomas, P. J. Lewis, C. Jones, and T. Rowlands. The following members of the team were also present:—J. H. Edwards (captain), C. Parry, G. Evans, D. M. Evans, W. Jones, J. Davies, A. G. Marshall, G. Barson, J. Hughes (trainer), J. R. Hughes (trainer), J. Morgan, O. James, J. R. Hughes, and J. M. Jones. After the company bad enjoyed an excellent re- past, the Chairman said that he was exceedingly sorry to announce that Mr Arthur Hughes, the town clerk, was unable to be present. He bad been away during the day conducting a heavy case in North Wales, and consequently felt completely done up, and very much regretted being unable to be present. Proceeding, the Mayor said he felt it a great honour to have been asked to occupy the chair that evening, having regard to the splendid achievements of the club during the past season (applause). They were achievements that towns ten or twenty times the size of Aberystwyth could feel proud of (hear, hear). He found this was the first time in the history of the Aberystwyth Club to have secured the Welsh Cup, and better still that this was the first time that any Welsh Club had also held the other cup (the South Wales) at the same time (hear. hear). He might say that when the team was successful in winning the Welsh Cup he was so interested in the success that although unable to leave his room he crept to the window and witnessed one of the finest demonstra- tions he had ever seen in the town (applause). The Mayor also expressed his pleasure at the splendid order in which all the people who went to witness the match arrived home the same night. He also said he had deep sympathy with the game of foot- ball. as it tended to develope their young men, and beside that it was a good exercise. He hoped before long that the Corporation would make some effort to provide a recreation ground, combining grounds for football and other sports (applause). The secretary (Mr. T. H. Edwards) then announced he had received letters expressing their regret at being unable to attend and congratulating them upon their successes from the President of the Welsh Football Association, Mr. Vaughan Davies, M.P..Archdeacon Protheroe, Captain Cozens, Mr. J. C. Harford (Lampeter), Major Taunton, and Mr. R. C. Richards. The Chairman, in complimentary terms, then submitted the toast of The Queen and Royal Family," which was loyally received. Mr.'R. Peake next submitted "The Army, Navy, and Colonial Forces," and said there was never a time in which they had greater reason to be proud of their navy and army than the present (cheers). The army had never fought against such odds and achieved greater victories (hear, hear). In conclusion, Mr. Peake said he was only sorry he could not announce the relief of Mafeking that night. The health of the Aberystwyth Football Club was next given by Mr J. Pugh. He really thought that they had chosen the wrong man—(no, no)- to propose that toast, for in proposing the toast of the club, he considered that he was proposing his own health and that he was part and parcel of the Club (hear, hear.) Nothing gave him more pleasure than to know that the Club had done so well that season notwithstanding the enormous difficulties and travelling long distances. The re- sult of those matches was before him (cheers.) He did not see the South Wales Cup won but he did see the Welsh Cup won (hear, hear) and a better and more gentlemanly match he had never seen played for the Welsh Cup (cheers). As his old friend C. Parry would tell them he had refereed many Welsh Cup matches and he never saw better or nicer play than in the match at Newtown (hear, hear.) There was a dogged determination about ,9 the play of the Aberystwyth men and he noted two players whom he compafed to French and Baden- Powell. He meant Willie Jones and Michael Evans (cheers.) Never during the whole of the game did he see a smile on either of their faces (laughter.) Nothing in the world but grim determination and behind them old Buller (laughter and hear, hear.) Early in the game Aberystwyth played with great disadvantage the Druids having the wind at their backs. An old friend said to him that the team which won the toss would win the cup. He too thought so but after a short time the splendid de- fence of Aberystwyth and the play of the forwards led him to think that Aberystwyth would hold their own and eventu-illy win. Nine out of ten of those on the ground were pleased,that Aberystwyth had won the cup in this their first final. He was not an advocate of the parlour game but heVas of opinion that there was not a bit of goal play in the match. He walked off the field with Mr Kenrick who was of opinion that the Druids played below their form and Aberystwyth above their form. But he did not think so and was strongly of opinion that the team which won did so on their merits whilst admitting that the Druids did not play up to their usual form Mr Kenrick said that Aberystwyth won on their merits (cheers.) He coupled with the toast the name of Mr T. H. Edwards, hon sec (hear hear.) Mr. T. H. Edwards in replying said that this was the eighth occasion on which he had responded to the toast (cheers), and he had now reached his ambition (hear, hear.) The season had been the most important and one of the most successful seasons in the history of the club for the teams (hear, hear), as they all knew the team had won the Welsh Senior Challenge Cup and they had also won the South Wales and Monmouthshire Challenge Cup. That was a record for any team in Wales, and one which any team should be proud of (hear, hear). The team went through, the round in the Welsh Cup ties- November 9th scored 9 goals to 2, and what was" more they beat the famous Druids Team in the final by 3 goals to nil, and this was no fluke, as no doubt they out-played them in every point of the game and also they no doubt played the best game they ever played (hear, hear). In the South Wales Cup the team played Knighton: at Builth in the semi-final and won there, though heavily handi- capped, by 2 to nil, and at Aberdare they played Rogerstone in the final, and after having played an extra half-hour won by a goal to nil (applause). j In the combination team they played 16 matches, lost 8, won 4, drawn 4. goals for 23, against 36, points 12. The long distance the team bad to travel was a great drawback. The securing of professional players had enabled them to show a good front, and with the sturdy help of the boys of the town they bad carried off the two cups. (applause.) They too had an international in their team for Roose had won his cap (cheers), he was told that Roose's goal keeping at Wrexham was the best exhibition they ever had there. (cheers). The average through the season was, played 36, won 20, lost 10, drawn 6, goals for 98 against 62. (cheers). Considering the success of the club the past season was one of the worst they had ever had. They had only taken P-190 19s. 7d. at the gates j only an increase of P-50 on last years takings, the subscriptions too were not so much as they anticipated they would be. The draw was very ably organised by their good friend W. Thompson. The expenses of the club in away matches had beeu very considerable. The com- bination matches cost nearly £100, cup ties £ 66 lls 5d, professional wages E69 ls 8d. guarantees and half-gates, paid visiting teams £46 18 8d. That season the club had purchased turnstiles and no doubt they would be able to improve on their takings. An old account of £21 lls Od at the Bank was also wiped off, but there was a deficit of nearly £ 150. Had the support been what it ought to be, they should have cleared at each match, The committee were formulating a scheme for wiping off the debt, and he hoped that the supporters of the team would rally round the club. He had to thank Ir. Rogers, and Mr. Pugh for attending that evening. Mr W. H. Hollier proposed The Kindred Athletic Societies," and observed that Aberystwyth had the fortune to possess four athletic societies j each one of which was on its own footing. He meant the football, cricket, boating and cycling clubs. He was sorry on the other hand to say that they .were not all equally successful. Whereas the cycling club had a substantial balance on the right side, the football club had a balance on the wrong side. He was in hopes that the other clubs were better represented there that night, but they knew the reason for the absence of some of them who would have liked to be present (hear, hear). There was one incident that had occurred which he thought showed that there was a tendency on the part of the different clubs to come into closer touch with each other, and that was the appointment of Mr Charlie Parry as coach for the cricket club, and of Mr Thompson, who was a great supporter of the football club, as official umpire (cheers). As regards the financial difficulties of the football club it only wanted concerted action on the part of those in- terested in athletics to extricate them. As a member of the cycling club he could answer for it that they were fprepared to do their level best to assist the football club, and he believed for what he knew of the members that the other clubs would do the same (cheers). He coupled with the toast the names of Mr J. C. Rea, Mr D. C. Edwards, and Mr R. K. Thompson. The toast having being duly honoured, Mr Rea responded on behalf of the boating club. He said his club wished the football club every success, but fortunately they were not in the position to offer them financial assistance (cheers). Mr D. E. Edwards responding on behalf of the Cycling Club, said he was expressing the opinion of every member when he said that they heartily congratulated the Football Club on the brilliant success they had achieved this year (applause). He expressed the hope that there would be an amalgamation of all the Clubs, and that they would have before long in the town the finest recreation ground in the United Kingdom (cheers), Mr R. K. Thompson acknowledged the toast for the Cricket Club, and remarked that they were making an effort to raise Cricket in tha town this season. They had engaged Mr Charlie Parry as a professional player, and had a pitch which visitors would not grumble at (cheers). The speaker also referred to the winning of the South Wales Cup, and said the amateur team had played excellently (cheers). Mr T. H. Edwards submitted the toast of The Captain, Team, and Trainers." In doing so he said they had always boasted of having a respectable team, composed of men who bad always conducted themselves properly. With regard to their Captain, Mr J. H. Edwards, or, as they knew him better, "John Henry," he was a player that any club or any team could be proud of. He was not only a j credit to the club as a player, but also a credit to them as a gentleman (hear, hear). They bad also two trainers, and both of them honorary trainers, who had given the players every attention, and had assisted in no small degree in securing the success of the team (applause). The toast having been drunk with enthusiasm, the Captain in responding said he was proud of the success the team had achieved. The team which won the South Wales Cup was composed, with one exception, of Aberystwyth lads, and that exception was Mr Roose, their good old goalkeeper (applause). Mr Edwards also spoke appreciatively of the assist- ance given them by the professionals in winning the Welsh Cup, and expressed the hope that they would be able to repeat the performance next season (cheers). Messrs Charlie Parry, J. Hughes, and T. Hughes also responded to the toast. In proposing the toast of the Mayor and Cor- poration Mr. J. C. Rea said they owed a debt of gratitude to their mayor for having at the last moment assented to take the chair that evening (hear, hear). But apart from this the Mayor then intimated his intention of being present that evening, and he was one of a few vice-presidents who had responded to the call (hear, hear). He was delighted to hear that the Corporation would support a recreation ground for the town. He was convinced that if Carmarthen could make a large sum of money on the opening day of their recrea- tion ground, Aberystwyth could also do so. A splendid attraction for the opening day would be found in a match of Corporation v. town team He would briefly sketch out a team from the Council. For a goal keeper they required a safe man, and they found him in the mayor (laughter). The defence could'not be better looked after than by Alderman Jones and Councillor D. C. Roberts. For the centre of the half back line they wanted an active man who could cover a lot of ground, and this would be done by Councillor John Jenkins (laughter) he would support the centre by putting Councillor R. Doughton and Councillor Williams on either wing. For the forward they wanted a fast man, ago-ahead man,and there he would place Alder- man Doughton (more laughter). He questioned i if any member of the Corporation was possessed of sufficient wind to take outside places on the wings, so he proposed that Councillor Peake should take charge of the steam roller (laughter), and Councillor R. J. Jones in charge of the street sweeping broom (more laughter). The toast having been enthusiastically received, the Mayor said it was a cause of great pleasure to them that in a gathering of this kind the toast of the Mayor and Corporation was received in such a warm and kind way. Of course, they did not pro- fess to be perfect, but he thought he might safely say that they professed to make an effort to pro- mote the best interests of Aberystwyth (hear, hear.) They might not always see eye to eye, but he was sure their desire was to work together for th.e best interests of the town. Occasionally, as they saw there was a variety of opinion. They were, however, able to differ, without that differ- ence in any way interfering with their friendship when once outside the Council Chamber (applause.) Ifhad been said that this was a record year in the history of the Aberystwyth Football Club in having won the the two beautiful cups, and he was almost inclined to say that this was a record year in the history of Aberystwyth, in having initiated during the year of office a larger number of schemes for the improvement of the town than had been done in any previous year in the history of the town (applause). They had al- ready had an inquiry into the scheme of Terrace ex- tension round the Castle, and they were expecting the sanction for the loan of £ 13,000 for it. He need hardly say that that when completed would be one of the greatest improvements effected in Aberystwyth. There was the other scheme that they had already had the sanction for, and he was glad to say that the town surveyor was busily pre- paring to start work, viz., the erection of 18 work- men's houses (hear, hear). Another scheme was the extension of the town sewer, which was going to cost them about E3,000, while they had also the work of the completion of the pavement in the various back streets in the town, and the paving and channelling and making of a new footpath up to Penparke. The cost of that would be about £ 4,000. Then there was the question of an in- fectious hospital, which was now under the con- sideration of the Council. They had not as yet arrived at any decision in that matter, but he believed there was a strong feeling that it was greatly needed in order to put Aberystwyth on a first-class footing as a health resort. The other scheme for which they intended securing a loan, and very shortly, was the improvement of the Town Hall, and he felt sure all of them would say that that was greatly needed. The Town Hall, he was sorry to say, was one of the poorest public build- ings he knew of anywhere, and was really a dis- grace to the town. The idea was to improve the central hall, and to build a new Council Chamber, which would be a handsome room, worthy of the members of the Town Council. On the other side would be County Court offices, and a county room, and also a magistrates' room, and just on the side of the Town Hall it was contemplated to erect a handsome art room (applause). The cost of this was estimated at £ 6,000. So they had in hand great schemes which meant an expenditure of something like Z32,000, and he would only be too delighted if the Corporation could initiate a scheme long before November with the view of getting a recreation ground worthy of Aberystwyth (cheers). Although not possibly a very keen or active athlete, he had always felt the need of a recreation ground in Aberystwyth (hear, hear), and he might tell them that he was very anxious to purchase the Vicarage Field with the view of utilising it as a recreation ground, but he was sorry to say they did not find sufficient enterprise in his colleagues to go in for it. Proceeding the Mayor said he ventured to appeal to the various athletic clubs in the town that the only way to secure unanimity in the Corporation was to be united themselves (hear, hear). He was afraid-of course he could speak freely because he was an out-sider —that there was not that unanimity and agreement between the various clubs in town in order to secure unanimity with the Corporation. In order to show that unity he ventured to say that the very best way 1.1 show that was by coming forward to help the Football Club to do away with the deficiency they had (applause). He would feel that in promoting the advancement of a recreation ground that he would be promoting the very best interests of Aberystwyth (cheers). The Mayor also referred to the need of better railway facilities, in order to place Aberystwyth second to none as a watering place. He also nientioned that the statistics in reference to the extension of the borough were in hand, and an inquiry would be applied for shortly. In conclusion, the Mayor said he would have liked very much if he had had a larger number of his colleagues present, and he was pleased to have the presence of his friend and colleague, Councillor R. Peake (cheers). The toast was also responded to in suitable terms by Councillor R. Peake. The other toasts honoured were those of The Press and The Host and Hostess." The toasts were interspersed with some excellent songs rendered by Mr Gilbert Rogers and a portion of his talented troupe, which included the popular quartette party. Mr Rogers thus added in a great measure to the full enjoyment of the proceedings and the rendering of each artist was vociferously applauded.
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PURSES, CARD, CIGAR AND CARTE, CABINET, AND OTHER CIGARETTE CASES. FRAMES. A GREAT VARIETY OF GOODS OFFERED AT EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES The Goods are now on View, and Catalogue can be had on application. GYDE, 22 and 24, Pier Street, ABERY&TVVYTH MRS. J. W. THOMAS, MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT, J GREAT DARKGATE ST., ABERYSTWYTH. NEW SPRING GOODS OF THE LASTEST FASHIONS A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT has been recently opened on the Premises. Photographs of all kinds taken on the shortest notice. STEPHEN YAUGHAN DAVIES, COlL IFL OUR, AND pROVISION J^JERCHANT, LAMPETER. THE Finest Te Man Brith that can be procured for Is. 4d. per lb. Sole Proprietor of the Tea Brith Stephen Is. lOd. with its marvellous, flavour and Superb Quality, has sprung with a bound into het highest in public flavour. Hotels. BRYNAWEL PRIVATE HOTEL, Llandrindod Wells (Two minutes' walk from the Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock House Mineral Springs). ACCOMMODATION FOR SEVENTY VISITORS. This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninter- rupted view of "Ye Olde Druid Circle," Temple Gardens, and the surrounding country. Built with all modern improvements and perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Handsome Dining and Drawing Rooms. Private Sitting Rooms (en suite). Smoking, Writing and Billiard Rooms. Tennis, Croquet, and Bowling Green. Fine South aspect. Electric Light throughout. All diet arrangements under the special supervision and advice of Dr. Rowea Davis. Personal superintendence. Terms on application. MR. & MRS. JEFFREY JONES, PROPRIETORS. G W A L I A HOT E L, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod "GWALIA" is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE -t- LONDON. It was started 1889; by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to be' made to meet a rapid increasing business; these extensions have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, whioli was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) The situation of the "GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views ossible, perfect South-West aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs-Saline, Sulphure, and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms frem 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotel is replete with every modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dining Rooms, Ladies Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred Bedrooms. Having a frontage of 150 feet, all the Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2^ Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Trains. Tariff on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. WHITE HORSE HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. CLOSE TO SEA AND RAILWAY STATION. TERMS MODERATE. Proprietress: M. A. REA. WATERLOO HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH, High-Cla s Family and Commercial Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment, uated ia the best part of the Town, facing the Sea, recently much enlarged and re-furnished, being now one of the Largest and AlostComfortable Hotels on the Welsh Coast. PERFECT SANITARY ARRANGEMENTS. EVERY MODERN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. BATHS, BILLIARDS, and ELECTRIC LIGHT. PRIVATE SITTING ROOMS. INCLUSIVE BOARD TERMS FROM £ 2:2:0 PEP, WEEK. BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS. A. E. & A. MORRIS, Proprietresses. TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. THE Hotel is now under new management. It is situate close to the Station and is the most convenient JL Hotel in Town for Travellers and others. It has recently been enlarged and is now replete with every modern convenience and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light. T. E. SALMON, PROPRIETOR. PENYPONT HOTEL, TALYLLYN. POSTAL ADDRESS-CORRIS, R.S.O. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS—ABERGYNOLWYN This Hotel, which is situate at the west end of the far-famed Lake. Tourists, Visitors, and Cyclists will find every accommodation and comfort at moderate charges. Guides for Cader Idris. Posting. Lake and River fishing free to Visitors at the Hotel. THOMAS LLOYD, Proprietor. W. M. JONES, GENERAL DRAPER, GLASGOW HOUSE, MACHYNLLETH. AUTUMN AND WINTER GOODS IN GREAT VARIETY. DOLGWM HOUSE, LAMPETER. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS. GREAT CLEARANCE SALE OF LLOYD'S STOCK AT SWEEPING REDUCTIONS1 J. HUGHES EVANS. MR. JAMES DAYIES, TUNER AND REPAIRER OF PIANOS AND ORGANS. Recommended by Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aber- ystwyth, and Mr. A. R. Gaul, Birmingham. Address ROSE HILL, Powell Street, ABERYSTWYTH. AGENT FOR THE SALE OF NEW INSTRUMENTS. REWARD & PRIZE BOOKS ALL PRICES. A visit is respectfully solicited. Orders by Post strictly attended tOI NEW FANCY STATIONERY 6d. and Is. CABINETS. W. JENKINS 23, Great Darkgate St. And 13, BRIDGE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. WEEK-END TICKETS are issued every FRIDAY and SATURDAY from- all L. ic N. W. and G. W. Stations in LONDON TO ABERDOVEY, ABERYST- WYTH, DOLGELLEY, AND BARMOUTH. Ayailable for return on the following Sunday (where train service permits-) Monday, or Tuesday For full particular see small hand bills. CHEAP WEEK END EXCURSION TICKETS ARE NOW ISSUED ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TOJ ♦Birmingham, ♦Wolverhampton,. *Walsall Peter borough, ♦Leicester, *Derby ♦Burton-nn-Tront buf°?itCOTeTtry7 Manchester, Preston, Black-1 burn, Bolton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield Liverpool, Birkenhead, Wigan and Warrington FROM ?Vet £ olL1\ry7nech' Llanfyllin, Montgomery Weishpoo1, Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth BaSS: SriSetl' PwiheU °C' Simuar tickets are issued from Aberystwvth Borth Aberdovey, Towyn, Barmouth, Dolgelley' H-rlech, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc, Crifcieth and Pwllheli to SHREWSBURY. *Tickets to these Stations are not issued from Welshpool. Passengers return olq the Monday or Tuesday following issue of ticket. THOUSAND-MILE TICKETS. rns\CTman ^ilways Company issue FIRST LLAbb 1,000 and 500 MILE TICKETS the coupons of which enable the purchasers to travel between btations on the Cambrian Kailwavs during the period for which the tickets are available until the coupons are exhausted. The price of each is £5 5s Od 1,000 miles, and £2 17s 6d, 500 miles being about lid per mile. Application for the 1,000 or 500 mile tickets must l be made in writing, giving the full name and address of the purchaser and accompanied by remittance, to Mr W. H. Gong-h. Superintendent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry (cheques to be made payable to the Cambrian Co. or order) from whom also books containing 100 certificates' for authorising the use of the tickets by purchasers' family, guests, or employees can be obtained, price 6d each book; remittance to accompany order. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager Oswestry, March 1899. Business Notices. MARVELLOUS VAL DE WARM WINTER SHIRTS heavy nd medium weight, 2 for 5s.: Sample 2s. 9d. Choice selection WHTTV m'T?riTC° Hst £ ent P°st free- also WHITE LONGCLOTH Lin^n Ironts and Square Wrists, 6 for 15s.; Sample 2s. 9d. Send collar for size. LINEN COLLARS, four-fold, any shape, 3s. 9d. per dozen. Orders delivered, Carriage Paid on receipt of remittance. FRANK YELL, SHIHT MANUFACTURER, 81, EFFRA ROAD, BRIXTON, LONDON. FOR WELSH WOOLLEN GOODS GO TO ROWLAND NIORGAN LONDON HOUSE, ABERYSTWYTH PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION' QUICKLY AXD NEATLY D O-NE AT THE "Wlsb Gazette" PRINTERIES JJRIDGE ST. & GRAYYS JNN RD ABERYSTWYTH. NEW OFFICIAL SIZE WITH P R I N TED ADD R E S E S, 6s 6D" T 6D., AXD 88. 6D.. Per 1,000, ACCORDING TO QUALITY. Orders should be sent to the WELSH GAZETTE" OFFICE, ABERYSTWYTH.