ABERYSTWYTH. VIEW OF ABERYSTWYTH.—Through the instru- mentality of Mr Dotiniss, General Manager of the Cambrian Railways Co., a tine view of the town and bay has been included in the large and coloured pictorial poster issued by the Cheshire ^HOCKEY. — A liockey match between teams representing Aberystwyth and St David « wa» on Tuesday, and resulted in a win tor Aberystwyth by four goals to one. The match was preceded by a dance at the Lion Royal Hotel, on Monday night, and another dance was given on Tuesday AMBULANCE. — The railway rueR s ambulance class has again been formed, the meetings being held at the Railwav Station. The first demonstra- tion was given on Tuesday evening, when there was an attendance of about forty, including several police constables. Dr Bonsall i, the instructor. DRILL CLASS.-On Saturday last the above class had a judging distance practice on the Plascrug Ilats, when a fair muster was present. The first event was at known distance between 200 and 500 yards, then 4 answers at unknown distance between 100 and 500 yards. The answers were exceedingly good, the average being 673 points out of possible 8 points each man. GORSE FIRING.-On Tuesday evening last the gorse on Buarth Hill, just beyond the Vicarage, was fired and for some time presented a grand spectacle as the flames, fanned by a high win(i-, leaped up in bright tongues of fires. Fortunately for the Vicarage, the conflagration was extinguished before any damage was done to it, though for a short time it seemed to be in danger of destruction. FOOTBALL.—A match was played on the Vicar- age field on Saturday between Towyn and Aber- ystwyth, the game resulting in a win for Aber- ystwyth by three goals to nil. The Aberystwyth team was represented by the following :-Goal, T M. Evans backs, George Evans, Oswald Green; half-backs, Willie Jones. J. H. Edwards, Daniel Michael: forwards, Tommy Rees, Bevan, Teddie Evans, Evan Davies, G. Barson. SIMULTANEOUS MISSIO.-It is proposect tnac the English Free Churches in this town should tall into line with other provincial towns in the king- dom and hold Simultaneous Mission Services in the month of February. The plan was briefly expounded last Sunday evening by the Rev T. Williams, B.A., at the close of the Week of Universal Prayer, The matter is to be brought before the various congre- gations on Sunday next, and a committee repre- sentative by the churches will meet on the Monday evening following, when the arrangements will be further advanced. NEW BUILDINGS.—On all sides old structures are coming down to give place to new and more im- posing buildings The corner of North-parade and Skinner-street is now in house wreckers' hands, who are busily engaged in clearing the ground prepara- tory to the erection of the new block. In Upper Portland-street also the pickaxe is at work on a similar task. In South-road several new houses are nearly readv for occupation, and in Llanbadarn- road two semi-detached villas have raised tteir red fronts over the trees. Little by little "the old order changeth, yielding place to new." A BREAKDOWN.—The steamer Countess of Lis- burne, while on a voyage from Bristol to Aberyst- wyth last week, with a general cargo, broke down. The seat of the trouble was the piston and piston rod, both of which were damaged. On Wednesday last, the steamer was towed into Milford Haven lor repairs and her arrival at Aberystwyth was delayed. for a week. In order to prevent an interruption in the traffic, the Company chartered the s.s. Telephone, which loaded at Liverpool on Saturday last, and arrived at Aberystwyth on Sunday after- noon with a large cargo. She discharged on Mon- day, and sailed again on Tuesday for the Mersey. The Countess of Lisburne will, it is expected, re- sume her ordinary sailings on Friday next, when she will load at Liverpool. PRINCIPAL ROBERTS.—The task of bringing to a focus, a it were, the various thoughts on the week of Universal Prayer was alloted to this gentleman, who on Sunday night last, in the English Baptist church, brought the series of meetings to a close with an address to Young men and women. I rcni the words, The Living God," he placed before his J large audience, in language dignified, in thought reverent, and in idea apposite, some of the leading features which must be in thejforefront of the action of those young to-day, on whose shoulders must fall the greater part of the brunt of the work in this century. Quoting from Agnosticism and Materialism," that book by Professor Ward of Cam- bridge, which has deservedly received much and serious attention from learned and thoughtful readers, he found much to encourage all to face bravely and firmly the problems and calls which on all sides cry out for solution. The meeting, which was held at the close of the ordinary evening service, was conducted by the Rev T. Williams, B.A., pastor. PETTY SESSIONS.-At a special Petty Sessions held on Monday before Mr D. C. Roberts at the Police Station, Thomas Sinnett, Frongog, Llan- badarnfawr, labourer, was charged with having been drunk on the highway at Llanbadarn on the 12th inst. P.C. Thomas Davies said he found defendant helplessly drunk near Midway, and locked him up.—A fine of 2s. 6d was imposed. Thomas Henry Williams. Pengarreg, Llanilar, labourer, was brought up in custody charged by Margaret Evans, farm servant, of the same address, with using threatening language toward her on the 13th inst. Prosecutrix said prisoner curse and swore at her, and threatened to screw her head off. -Corrobo-ative evidence was given by her employer, David Williams.—Accused said he completely lost. his temper, and was sorry for the words he had uttered. He promised to be of good behaviour in the future.- Prisoner was bound over in the sum of £5 to keep the peace for six months. SHIPPING.—On Saturday last, Messrs William Gray and Company, Limited, launched from their yard at West Hartlepool a large steel screw steamer to carry 6,500 tons, to be named the Etonian, to the order of Messrs J. Mathias and Sons, of Aberystwyth and Cardiff. The Etonian" will take the highest class at Lloyd's. Her chief dimensions are:—Length over all, 352 feet; beam, 49 feet 6 inches depth moulded, 28 feet 3 incnes, with long bridge, poop, and topgallant forecastle. The saloon staterooms, captain's and officers' rooms, etc., will be fitted up in the poop. The engineers' accommodation will be in houses on the bridge deck, and the crew's berths in the forecastle. The hull is built with deep frames, cellular double bottom, aft peak ballast tank, six steam winches, steam str-ering gear amidships, band screw gear aft, patent devil steam windlass, two patent donkey boilers, shifting boards throughout, stockless anchors, telescopic masts with fore and aft rig, and all other requirements for a first-class modern cargo steamer. Triple expansion engines to work at a pressure of 160 pounds are being supplied by the builders. This latest addition brings Messrs Mathias and Sons' fleet up to seven, with a dead- weight carrying capacity of 32,400 tons. DEATH OF MR JOSHUA REES.—After a pro- tracted illness borne with quiet fortitude, the death took place on Wednesday morning, at 8, Trinitv-place, of Mr JoshffS, Rees, auditor of the M. & M. Company. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Rees, Glandulas, Lampeter, and was born at Llanybyther, January 18th, 1863, being therefore 38 years of age at the time of his death. He entered" the railway service at a very early age, and had filled various offices, to the duties of which he devoted the whole of his life and energy. He took deep interest in railway work generally, and had, from time to time, attended several important conferences at the Railway Clearing House. While enjoying the implicit trust of his superiors, he was at the same time very popu- lar with all the men on the line, and, when he was married ten years ago to Mary, the youngest daughter of the late Rev Robert Roberts, Llan- geitho, he was made the recipient of a handsome present as a token of esteem. He was a faithful member of the Welsh Independent Chapel, Baker Street, where he held the office of a deacon. He was also a faithful member of the Rechabite Tent, and a warm supporter of temperance. His death is deeply mourned by a widow and three young children, parents, and four brothers and three sisters. TREAT AT THE WORKHOUSE.—On Wednesday afternoon in last week a treat was given to the inmates of the Workhouse by Miss Taylor, Llan- badarn-road. The tables were arranged and the inmates waited upon by the officials of the House, under the direction of Mrs Jones. After doing justice to the meat tea, the room was cleared for the entertainment. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Barclay Jenkins, and the following programme was gone through :-Speech by the Chairman; song, Mr John Morgan; song, Miss Eunice Lewis; recitation, Miss Maggie Lewis; comic pictures through the magic lantern, manipulated by Mr D. J. Lewis; song, Mr Lewis Thomas; duett, Misses Davies, Queen-street; song, Mr John Morgan; recitation, Mr John James, Penparcau; trio, Misses Davies and Mr Moses Watkins, Penparcau violin duett, Messrs Jones (junr.), Workhouse, and Elias Thomas (one of the inmates) recitation, Mr John James (encored); selections on the gramaphone, Mr John Jenkins, Princess-street; series of pictures illustrating the land of Canaan, through the lan- tern, explained by Mr T. C. Jenkins, Eagle House, who' was also the caterer and had arranged the programme. Mr Jones (master) proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to Miss Taylor for her great kindness in giving the inmates the treat, and al- though they had had many treats, this, it appeared to him, was the best they ever had. One of the inmates seconded, and the motion was received with very hearty cheers and thanks. Mr John Morgan sang I'm off to Patagonia in the morning," and led the Welsh National Anthem. Before leaving, Miss Louie Taylor gave something to each of the inmates on behalf of Miss Taylor. On leaving, the visitors were offered tea by Mr and Mrs Jone: j PREACHING SERVICES. In connection with special evangelical services arranged by the W es- lev^r- denomination, sermons are being delivered evei 7 ev>-ni'ng this week at St. Paul's Church, Great Davkgaie-street, by the Rev Madoc Roberts. PETTY SESSIONS. The weekly sessions were held on Wednesday, January 16, before Alderman C. M. Williams (ex- Mayor), chairman, Messrs George Davies, R. J. z, Jones, Thomas Griffiths, aud Isaac Hopkins. MAINTENANCE. William Williams, labourer, Cader View, Bar- mouth, was charged by Thomas Vaughan, relieving officer, with neglecting to maintain his mother, Hannah Williams, who became chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union on January 4th, 1900. An order of 2s 6d was made.—Evan Davies, labourer, Poplar-row, was also charged w:th neglecting to maintain his father, John Davies, who also became chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union on January 4. Defendant, who said he only received nine pence a day with food and lodging, said he would do his best. An order for 2s per week was made. WILFUL DAMAGE. Five lads named Austin Lloyd, South-road; Rees Morris, Queen-streeti John Daniel, Trefechan R. Jones, Trefechan; and John Beynon, Spring Gardens, were charged with having wilfully dam- aged a street lamp on December 26. Sergeant Phillips said that on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, he saw the defendant Austin Lloyd, and told him that he (witness) had been informed that he and others had broken a street lamp near the Trefechan railway bridge, on the previous Wednesday. Lloyd in reply said he and the other defendants were on the road at Trefechan. They all threw stones at the lamp except Beynon. The stone thrown by Rees Morris broke the lamp. The same afternoon he saw the defendant Rees Morris. He said that he could not say who broke the lamp, as three stones were thrown at the same time. He threw one. He (witness) also saw R. Jones throw a stone but it was not his stone that broke the lamp. They both said that four of the five defendants threw stones. He saw John Daniel and John Beyuon. j They both denied throwing stones, but admitted bein0- on the scene. All the defendants said they were aiming for the lower part of the post, except Beynon, who said he did not throw any stones.— The first four defendants were fined 2s 6d each, Beynon being discharged. I » I
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. SCHOOL OF LAW.—The School of Law will shortly be an accomplished fact, for it was decided last week to advertise for a tutorial staff, viz., a professor of English law at P.300 a year and a lecturer in Roman law and jurisprudence at V-100 a vear. SHORT COURSE STUDENTS.—In connection with the annual influx of. Agricultural Students, a series of evening debates and lectures will again form part of the curriculum. The syllabus already includes The Agricultural Labour Problem in Wales," by Mr H. Jones-Davies. Glynliddan Pony Breeding," by Mr John Jones, Dinaith Stud Farm, Llandudno; "My Experiences as a Practical Farmer," by Mr D. Lloyd Lewis, National Provincial Bank; Prairie Wheat Tracts," by Rev George Eyre Evans and On Sheep and Sheep Breeding," by Mr Marshal Dugdale, Llanfyllin. Other subjects are also down for debate, The president of this year's Debating Society is Mr D D. Will iams,U.C.IV., and the 'secretary S. H. Anthony, Carmarthen.
LLANILAR. RESIGNATION.—Dr John E. Hughes, Llanilar, who for 25 years has been the Union medical officer in this district, has resigned the post owing to indifferent health. Dr Hughes has proved himself a very successful practitioner, and his retirement from the duties of his profession will be regretted by all who know him. BRAW A CHYFFROAD.—Y sibrwd twvllodrus fod y dolur gwddf (diphtheria) wedi tori allan yn yr ardal. GOFYNIAD NATURIOL.—A gafodd yr ysgoldy ei diheintio cyn ei hagor yr wythnos yma ? DIFYR, DYDDOROL, A DIFRIFOL.—Ystraeon Mr Richard Mantle (A. By. R.H.A.) am yr hyn a welodd, a deimlodd, ac a brofodd yn rhyfel y Transvaal yn ystod y flwyddyn y bu yno. Y mae y gunner dewr yn hyf ac yn iach, ac yn mwynhau ei fis o wyliau yn ei hen gartref ar hyn o bryd. CWESTIWN Y DWFR.—Yn y cyfarfod a gynhal- iwyd yn ddiweddar yn nghylch y mater yma, penderfynwyd gadael y pistyll fel ag y mae, ond fod y tap i fod yn agored bob amser, fel na byddo anmhuredd yn casglu yn y bibell. Rhoddwyd caniatad i'r neb a fyno ar ol cyfranutuag aty draul 0 ddwyn y dwfr i'r pentref i osod pibellau lawr i gario y dwfr i'w tai eu hunain. Dewiswyd Dr Hughes, y Mri William Morris a Richard Hughes, i fod ar y pwyllgor i gario allan y penderfyniadau a basiwyd yn y cyfarfod cyhoeddus. Penderfyn- wyd fed yr arian oil i'w casglu cyn cychwyn ar y gwaith, ac etholwyd y Mri Morris a Jones yn drysorwyr. Cytunwyd fod tender Mr John Parry yn cael ei dderbyn.
FFALDYBRENIN. DEATH OF REV HENRY JO>TES.—It is with regret that we have te record the death of the Rev Henry Jones, the well-known and popular Congregational ministe^, who faithfully served the churches wor- shipping at Ffaldybrenin and Esgairdawe for forty years. Mr Jones was an eloquent "preacher, and was in much demand at large gatherings of his denomination until his health gave way. About eighteen months ago he was compelled by failing health to give up his pastorship, and after a long illness death ensued on Saturday last. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday), the interment to be made at Ffaldybrenin.
LAMPETER. COLLEGE SCHOOL.—The students of St. David's College Soliool returned on Wednesday and the College re-opens to-day (Thursday). PRAYER MEETINGS.—During the past week prayer meetings have been held at the various chapels in the town. The meetings, which con- cluded on Friday, were well attended.. CHURCH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the members of this Council was held at the Board School on Monday evening last, when there was a good attendance. The chief matter for consideration was with regard to improving the singing at the English service. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed to consider the matter at an adjourned meeting. APPOINTMENT.-In consequence of the preferment of the Rev W. Armon; Ellis, chaplain of the Welsh Church at Manchester, to the Vicarage of Rhesycae, the chaplaincy has been offered to and accepted by the Rev T. M. Evans, M.A., headmaster of St David's College School. Mr Evans was senior scholar of St David's College, were he took his B.A. in 1885. He proceeded afterwards to King's College, Cam- bridge, of which be is an exhibitioner, taking his B.A. there in 1887 and M.A. in 1890. He was ordained deacon in 1888 and priest in'1889. On leaving Cambridge he was appointed headmaster of the College School. Mr Evans is an eloquent preacher in English and Welsh, and his appoint- ment to Manchester will be a decided loss to Lam- peter and district, as he was ever ready to render help to clergy in cases of sickness. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Thursday last, at his residence, Bryn-road, of Mr David Jones, formerly of Llwynieir. The deceased had been ailing for about two years, and was at the time of his death only 41 years of age. Besides being a farmer, he also carried on business as a coal merchant, in conjunction with Mr Ben Evans, under the name of Jones and Evans. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning at the Parish Church, and was largely attended, the officiating clergy being the Rev D. Jones (B.), and the Rev D. Jones. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss, with whom much sympathy is felt. After a long and painful illness, the death also took place on Thursday at Glyndu, Pencarreg, of Ann Jones, wife of Mr Richard Jones, platelayer, M. & M. Railway. The funeral, which took place on Monday last, was a very large one, the deceased being much respected by a wide circle of friends The interment was made at the Pencarreg church- yaxd.-At Tanyforest on Saturday last, the death took place of Rachel Davies, widow of the late Mr Davies, carrier, at the age of 82 years. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday).
MACHYNLLETH. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. The Intermediate School re-opens on Tuesday next, January 22nd. CYMDEITHAS Y CYMREIGYDDION.—An epitome of an interesting paper on Lewys Glyndyfi by Mr Edward Rees, J.P., will be found in another part of the paper. We have received from Gordofig" at a late hour and exhaustive reply to Hywell's last letter, which shall appear in our next issue. BUSINESS.—Mr Joseph Williams, Felinbyrhedyn, near Machynlleth, has purchased the business of Mr John Edwards, Post-office, Llanbrynmair. Mr Edwards is retiring, and intends coming to live at Brynffynon, Penegoes. ILLNESS.—We regret to find that Mr David Jones, Aberllefenni Offices, and his brother. Mr W. Jones, Cambrian House, have been indisposed during the past few weeks,- but it is hoped their I recovery will be a speedy one. I HUNTING.—Lord Henry Vane Tempest's fox bounds were out on Monday, when there was a large meet at Bwlch Hyddgen. The coverts at Cwmrhaiadr rocks were drawn, but the scent was very bad, and the wily reynard deprived the hunts- men of their sport. DEATH.—The death took place on Saturday last of Miss Jane Griffiths, Brickfield-terrace, widow of the late Evan Griffiths, formerly a fellmongcr in the town, and a native of Aberystwyth. De- ceased was 77 years of age, and had lived in Machynlleth all her life. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the interment being made at the cemetery. PASTORATE OF MAENGWYN CHAPEL. The members of the Maengwyn-street Methodist Chapel have made a unanimous and earnest request to the Rev W. S. Jones to again become their pastor. Mr Jones resigned the position about six months ago owing to ill-health, but as continued to preach. There is every probability that the rev. gentleman will accede to the request. A Tip.-Earl Roberts has intimated to the Marchioness of Londonderry that he will be pleased to open the St. Patrick's sale to be held at Grosvenor House, London, on March 19 and 20. He has also consented to lay the foundation-stone of the new headquarters of the Church Army at the Marble Arch within the next three months. Could'nt we get Bobs to open our new gaol,—it would not be such a great hardship to be immured in it after. MARRIAGE.—On Tuesday a fashionable wedding was witnessed at the Congregational Chapel, Llan- brynmair, the contracting parties being Mr John Parry, eldest son of Mr Wm. Parry, Glanfechan, Machynlleth, and Miss Hughes, youngest daughter of the late Mr Hughes, Cwrncarnedd, Llanbrynmair Both parties were well-known in the distriot, and there was a large congregation at the church. The Rev. Josiah Jones, Machynlleth, was one of the officiating ministers. EVANGELISTIC SERVICES.—The Rev Hugh Jones, Bangor, chairman of the North Wales District, has been conducting special evangelistic services tnis J week at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel. The reverend i gentleman preached an impressive sermon each evening, and will continue to do so until Sunday evening next. Similar services are being held this week at the Wesleyan Chapel, Tycerrig, where the officiating minister is the Rev Garrod Roberts. The meetings at both places are well attended, and prove very successful. SHOOTING COMPETITION.—The weekly shooting competition at the Machynlleth rifle range, held on Saturday last, was participated in by 27 volunteers, nine being from the Machynlleth company and 18 from the Aberystwyth College company. Five spoons were offered to the highest scorers, which were won as follows :-Sergt. Instructor Wilson, 54 points out of a possible 60; Sergt Saddleir, 54; Private Phillips, 51; Private K. J. Thompson, 50 Private C. R. Johnson, 49. The three latter belong to the Aberystwyth company. Each competitor fired seven rounds kneeling at 200 yards, and five rounds lying at 400 yards. GLANDOVEY BRIDGE.—Mr C. S. Dennis, general manager, and Mr Collins, engineer, met the Urban District Council on Wednesday last at the Town Hall, to hear their views as to the question of the Glandovey bridge, where the Company intend to apply for powers to place a fixed instead of a drawbridge. The posi- tion of the Company was explained by Mr Collins. A general discussion followed, but no definite ar- rangement was arrived at. The case for Mach- ynlleth was submitted to Mr Denniss, and his at- tention was drawn to the railway rates which were higher ever than those of Aberystwyth, Towyn, and Aberdovey. It was also stated that the Com- pany had not advertised Machynlleth as it had other towns, Dolgelley being given as an instance. If the Council gave up its objection to this waterway it might do away with a right which could never be re-opened, and it was contended that some compen- sation should be given the town if this ancient right was interfered with.—Mr Denniss promised to look into the^e matters, and to reply to the Council by --Votes of thanks were proposed to Mr Denniss and Mr Collins for their attpndance, and the conference terminated. DEATH OF MRS. H. H. MEYLER. We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs Meyler, which took place on Thursday, the 10th inst, at her home in Machynlleth, after a prolonged and painful illness. Mrs Meyler had been in very delicate health for several years, but her death at the early age of thirty-two came as a shock never- theless. The funeral took place at the Cemetery, Aberystwyth, on Tuesday the 15th inst, and was a private one. The cortege, which left the house at 12.45 p.m. consisted of Mr Richard Rees, J.P., chairman of the County School Governing Body, the Revs. Edward Williams, D. T. Hughes, and W. S. Jones, Dr J. S. Matthews, Mr J. G. Jenkins, National Provincial Bank; Messrs John Rowlands, R. Llewelyn Evans, Evan Reese, W. M. Jones, Hugh Davies, Richard Owen, Nawlyn; Mr Evan Jones, B.A., County School; the Rev T. R. Williams, lay reader Mr John Thomas, chairman of the Urban District Council Messrs Edward Rees, J.P., T. R. Morgan, and the following Headmasters of Mont- gomeryshire County Schools:—A. S. Tetley, M.A. Newtown; R. E. Owen, M,A., Welshpool E. R. Horsfall Turner, B.A., Llanidloes; E. Thomas, B.A. Llanfair. The mourners were Mr H. H. Meyler,; husband Mr D. W. Meyler, of London, brother-in law Mrs J. Walter Evans, Aberystwyth, and Mrs J. Davies, Pencoed, sisters-in-law; Mr J. Walter Evans, and Nurse Price. The coffin, which was of oak with brass fittings, was covered with several beauti- ful floral tributes sent by Mr H. H. Meyler and Miss Mignon Meyler, Mr and Mrs D. W. Meyler, Mrs Davies, Maldwyn House, Machynlleth, the Association of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Montgomeryshire County Schools, representfd by Mr R. E. Owen, M.A., the scholars of Macbynlletb County School; Mrs and the Misses Morris, Tenby. The Rev Edward Williams officiated at the house, and the Rev D. T. Hughes at the cemetery. Mr J. O. Williams, Machynlleth, was the undertaker, and the arrangements at Aberystwyth were under the superintendence of Mr J. Lewis Evans, Great Dark- gate-st. Mrs Meyler was born at Netley Hospital, and was the daughter of the late Major H. J. Sylvester, Army Medical Staff. She spent the majority of her early years however at Pietermaritz- burg, Natal, her father being on active service during the Zulu war. Some years before her marriage she lived at the Herbert Hospital, Wool- wich. Since coming to Machynlletb, and while health lasted, she bad taken deep interest in her husband's work. Deep and universal sympathy is felt with Mr Meyler and his little daughter in their sad bereavement and the irreparable loss they have sustained.
TOWYN. SCHOOL.—The Christmas vacation has ended,andtues(lay saw^the pupils returning to begin another term of busy work at the school. A large number of new pupils have been enrolled from out- side the school district, an excellent evidence that the school's good work done is recognised. The number of boarders is twenty-nine, the highest number yet recorded. ORGAN RECITAL.—An organ recital was held at St. Cad van's Church on Wednesday evening by Mr F. T. Tookey, organist. The programme was as followsHymn, Onward Christian soldiers" (Bache) tenor solo, Mr Ernest Richards; chorus, Worthy is the Lamb" (Handel); bass solo, Mr Owen Jones; finale from flute concerto (Rinck); Andantino in D flat (Lemare); tenor solo, Mr Ernest Richards; variations on the Austrian hymn (Haydn) bass solo, Mr Owen Jones; Pastorale in E (Lemare) march from "Athalie" (Mendelssohn), hymn, All people that on earth do dwell." A collection was taken during the closing hymn to defray expenses. SMOKING CONCERT.—A smoking concert was held at the Armonry on Friday evening, in con- nection with the F Company 5th V.B., S.W.B. In the absence of Captain Wadsworth, Mr W. Row- lands. an old volunteer, occupied the chair. The programme was as follaws :—March, "Under the British Flag," the Band song, Y Banerwr," Pte Townley Jones song, Jack Tar," Master J. Owen Jones; recitation, "The Revenge," Mons G. Pienne; song, Our flag," Mr Ernest Richards; song," Dear old pal," Mr Wm Rowlands; dance, Jos, Dei, and Biddy; song, The old brigade," Mr Owen Jones; selections on the Gramaphone, Pte D. A. Edwards selectipn, Les Martyrs," the Band; song, Red, white, and blue," Mr John Davies; comic song, "The shop walker" (Leno), Mons G. Pienne; euphonium solo, "Death of Nelson," Mr Rees Francis song, Mr Gillart; selections on the Phono- graph, Mr T. C. Jones; penillion, Master J. Owen Jones; comic song, Mons G. Pienne: song, Mr 0, Jones; finale 11 God save the Queen." During the evening the following prizes were given:- Battalion rifle competition, Coy. officers prize: MatchI.(open to all marksmen and first class shots, 1899), Colour Sergeant Edwards, silver medal and £ ljl0s; L-C J R. Owen,2s 6d; CorporalDaniel, 2s 6d; Pvte Jones, 2s 6d; L-C J. H. Jones, 2s 6d. Match II. (open to Sergeant-Instructors), Sergt.-Instructor Lichfield, 10s.-Com. Officers Prizes-Coy. Shot, drill, and firing combined, Pte. F. C. Axe, 10s; Sergt Edwards, 10s; Pte. Jones, 8s; Sergt Owen, 8s; Sergt. Hughes, 7s 6d Lieut. Roberts, 7s 6d Corpl. Daniel, 6s Sergt Jones, 6s; Pte. Williams, 5s; Private Hughes, 4s Corporal Jones, As Private Evans, 3s; Pte. Jones, 2s 6d Pte. Williams, 2s 6d; best shot of Company, Pvte. F. C. Axe, 10s Colour Sergeant Edwards, 5s; Lance-Sergeant Roberts, 2s 6d. Best shot of Recruits, total points 145; Pvte. Thomas, 5s. Best section of Company through- out the year in every respect, No. 1, Section, Cup and £1. J
IV DOLGELLEY. OLD RECORDS.—In another part of the paper we print a copy of an interesting old Merioneth Document now in the Record Office. THE FREE CHURCH MISSION.—This mission will be held during the first week in March, and Miss Rosina Davies, Treherbert, will preach throughout the week. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—A temperance meeting, under the auspices of the Women's Temperance Association, was held at the English Presbyterian Chapel on Friday evening. Addresses were delivered by Mrs Palmer James and the Revs A. H. Henderson and R. Morris, M.A., B.D. CYMANFA MEIRIO,.N.-The summer assembly of the Congregationalists of Merioneth will be held this year at Dolgelley, June 12th and 13th. We understand that the services of the Revs Ben Davies, D.D., Trelech; O. R. Owen, Glandwr; J. Thomas, Merthyr; and H. Elvet Lewis, London, have been secured for the occasion. FREE'CHURCH CONFERENCE.—The annual Con- ference of the North Wales Federation of the Free Churches will be held at Dolgelley in April next. The date has not yet been fixed. The delegates, conference will be held in the afternoon, and a public meeting in the evening, when addresses will be given by well-known speakers on Free Church topics. PRESENTATION.—The presentation to Mr T. P. Jones-Parry on his retiring from the management of the North and South Wales Bank, was made on Wednesday last at the Shire Hall. One hundred guineas had been subscribed by friends towards this object, and a silver plate service of that value was presented to Mr Jones-Parry by Mr 'C. R. Williams, Dolmelynllyn, on behalf of the com- mittee. Addresses were delivered by Mr Edward Griffith, J.P., and others. PERSONAL. The Christmas number of the Glasgow University Magazine contains an ex- cellent portrait of Mr Owen Lloyd Jones, of this town, who has been elected secretary ef the 'I T_ L- Kepresentative uouncu ror tne year. mr dones uas low been a student at the Glasgow University for some years, and is a holder of the Dr Williams' Scholarship, as well as a Bala Scholarship. From the brief sketch which accompanies the photo in the magazine it is evident that Mr Jones is very popular among the students, and that they think very highly of him as a student. We all wish him success in his final examination at the end of the session. THE FREE LIBRARY.—A meeting of the Library Authority was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday night. Mr T. P. Jones-Parry was voted to the chair. A long discussion took place on the matter. Mr E. W. Evans explained that a committee had been appointed by the Urban District Council to look into the matter. The feeling was that the Library Authority had failed to do anything to im- prove the state of things, and that a smaller com- mittee should be appointed to take the matter up. Many of the members resented this treatment and said that they had done what they could, but had failed owing to want of enthusiasm and money. They had met, and had drawn a scheme-in fact tried more than one scheme. They had endeavoured to obtain land to erect an iron building, but had tailed they had also advertised for a house. This scheme also fell through. Several members ex- pressed their conviction that some one must make it a hobby, and a high tribute was paid to Mr Jones-Parry who bad done excellent work in con- nection with the Library in the past. Mr John Griffith and other members appealed for a number of guarantors. The committee appointed by the Urban District Council were pressed to support and submit any scheme they had considered. They said the only scheme they could think of was to find a house, and they had been to see Commerce- house in Lion-st., which would be rented at £ 28. Mr Richard Edwards thought they ought to go in for a new building. It would be mere waste of money to fit up such a house for library purposes. There was a great divergence of opinion as to where the difficulty lay, but some of the difficulty became apparent in the various schemes suggested by the different speakers. Some of the members strongly advocated a scheme which included recreation rooms as well as a reading room, while at the same time admitting that it was this very point that wrecked the last attempt to bring the matter to a bead. After this free discussion it was proposed by Mr E. W. Evans, seconded by Dr John Jones, and carried unanimously, that a com- mittee be appointed to draw up a scheme and to report to the Library Authority. The Committee to consist of the following:-Messrs T. P. Jones- Parry, Richard Edwards, W. Smethurst, J. Griffith, D. R. Mills, John Edwards, W. Hughes, and the Revs R. G. Roberts and Peter Jones, with the officers, Messrs E. W. Evans, W. Harvey Jones, and R. Barnett. The Committee to meet on Friday this week at 8-30 p.m., and the Authority on Tues- day, February 12. EISTEDDFOD MEIRION.—The adjudication of Principal T. F. Roberts and Mr Edward Griffith, J.P., in the essay competition, subject the late Dr Edward Jones, for which a prize of P,10 was offered at the Dolgelley Eisteddfod held on New Year's Day, has now been published. Four essays were received, bearing the nom de plumes, Adgof uwch angof," Cemlyn," Cyfaill Personol," and Un o blant y Dre." The adjudicators were of opinion that the two latter were equal in point of merit, and it was their duty, to divide the prize. In commenting upon the respective essays, the adjudicators state that that of Cyfaill Personol" is an able and interesting composition, in the English language, and contains a great deal of important history as to the social and political life of Dolgelley and the county, and as a biography it was worthy of much merit. But its fault was that its chief object as a biography was sacrificed in a measure in the effort to extend it so as to include details appropriate to the history of the county or town. Some parts of the essay were rather general, as for instance that portion dealing with Inter- mediate Education, and greater importance was laid on some things than their relative value demanded. While these things detracted from the value of the essay as a biography, the adjudicators could do no less than give it high praise as a careful and very. readable composition, displaying great labour and research. The essay of "Un o blant y dre" is described as a full and minute one, written in easy and spirited language. It contained some sentences not in idiomatic Welsh, which ought to be weeded out, and some expressions which the author would, perhaps, see wise to alter or delete. The history of Dr Jones' election work was too general, but the account of his work on the County Council and for education was fully and carefully written, and was much superior to any of the others. The author also was not lacking in personal details nor in picturing the individuality of his subject and the different influences formed by his character, and which opened channels for his brilliant powers. In a word, it appeared to them an entirely satisfactory treatment of the subject in composition and matter, with the exception that it contained a good many errors in some parts of the history, which the author ought to rectify before publishing his work. The adjudi- cators congratulated the Eisteddfod on the excellence of the competition. The publication of the two successful compositions would be a public service to the town and country in general, and they would also like to see portions of Cemlyn's essay published. Cyfaill Personol transpired to be Mr W. R. Hall, Plynlimon House, Aberystwyth, and Un o blant y Dre," Mr Robert Evans, Bala. DOLGELLEY AND DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING. The sixth annual meeting of the Dolgelley and District Nursing Association was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday. The chair was occupied by Captain J. F. Bailey. There were also present, Mrs ClendoB, hon. sec.; Miss Watts, vice president; Mrs Holland, Mrs Jones-Parry, Mrs Dr Edward Jones, Llysrnyn- ach, and Miss Jones, Mrs Adams, Mrs Dr Richards, Mrs Furlough, Mrs Edward Griffith, Mrs E. Wynne Williams, Mrs Chidlaw Roberts, Mrs Williams, Maesffynon Mrs William Hughes, Misses Millard, Mrs Roberts, Miss Jones, Dr and Mrs Hugh Jones, Mr and Mrs Richards, Caerynwch; Rev. J. Lloyd, rector Messrs Edward Griffith, Dr Richards, O. D Roberts, J. Meyrick Jones, and T. Jones-Parry, with many others. The Chairman called upon Mrs Clendon to submit her annual report, which was as follows :— In presenting this, the sixth annual report of the Dolgelley and district Nursing Association, to the subscribers and public, the Committee are glad to state that in February last, they were fortunate in securing the services of Nurse Corns. There had been long delay and mnch difficulty in obtain- ing a fully qualified Welsh-speaking Queen's nurse. Her services have.,been much appreciated in the town and neighbourhood. The district was visited in June by Miss Franks, and the official report ex- pressed great satisfaction with the nurse's work. During the past year the nurse has attended cases in the following districts.—Dolgelley, Arthog, Ganllwyd, Rhydymain, Llanelltyd, and Brithdir. She has paid 1707 visits to 105 patients and has been 2023 hours on duty. These statistics are very similar to those of last year. There has been a slight increase in the number of patients and a slight decrease in the number of hours on duty. The night duty has not been so severe. The Committee have carefully considered the financial position of the Association, and have endeavoured to place it on a firm basis. During the two previous years the annual expenditure had exceeded the income by nearly g35 per annum, and a balance of E107 had been reduced to £40. To meet this difficulty a great effort has been made by the Com- mittee to reduce the travelling expenses, and a bicycle was bought for the Nurse last April. Since I then only twice has it been necessary to hire a con- veyance, and also the subscriptions have been in- creased by E34. Unfortunately the collections from churches and chapels show a decrease of £ 5. This year the balance in hand has fallen from £40 to £ 26, but E10 of this was owing to outstanding cheques from last years accounts and the real expenditure for the year has only exceeded the income by £ 5. In future years the Committee earnestly hope by a further effort to make the income entirely cover the expenditure for the year. The Committee wish to thank those clergy and ministers who have kindly assisted the Association by special offerings. Their thanks are also due to Mr Jones-Grifflth for so kindly allowing the use of his room for meetings and also to Mrs Owen, Hengwrtuchaf: Mrs Watkin Davies, and Mrs Edwards, Dolserau, for gifts of linen. On the receipts side of the balance sheet, the bal- ance in hand was £ 40 8s*lld; subscriptions and don ations £10 10s 3d donations for services of nurse, £3 14s 3d; collections in churches und chapels Pll 10s Id; bank interest, £ 6 6s. 8d, total E157 10s 2d. On the expenditure side the payments amounted to P,131 3s 8d leaving a balance in hand at the bank of P,26 6s 6d. The Chairman informed the meeting that a letter was received from Mr J. Leigh Taylor, tendering his resignation from the office of president. Mr Richards, Caerynwch, said he was sure they were all very sorry to hear of Mr Taylor's resign- ation. He proposed the election of Captain Bailey to the position. Rev J. Lloyd, rector, said that Mr Taylor had put great energy in his work in order to make it successful. He was very sorry to hear that he was resigning. He resigned so that somebody else could occupy that important position. He had great pleasure in seconding the proposition. He congratulated them on having such an able successor as Capt Bailey. One very pleasing aspect from the commencement of this movement was that some people who in the beginning did not believe that the movement would be a success, had lomg since changed their minds, and now gave the movement all the assistance in their power. He was glad to see that the number of subscribers had greatly increased, which showed that the people by that time were convinced of the importance of the association. He heartily congratulated tnem upon their condition. ] The proposition having been put to the meeting was carried unanimously. Capt Bailey thanked the meeting for the honour they had conferred upon him, and said he was succeeding aivery able man, but would do his best to carry out his work to their satisfaction. He proposed a vote of thanks to Mr J. Leigh Taylor for his valuable services during his term of office. Miss Watts seconded the proposition, which was carried. The following officers were then elected—vice- president Mrs Scott, Penmaenucba hon. treasurer, Mr T. P. Jones-Parry, re-elected; hon, sec., Mrs Griffith, Bryn Adda. The following were appointed on the committee for the ensuing year Mrs Adams, Mrs Cattermole, Mrs Edward Griffith, Mrs Jones-Griffith, Miss Hill, Mrs William Hughes, Mrs Jones-Parry, Mrs Meyrick Jones, Miss Jones, Brynderw, Mrs R. Pugh (jun.), Helygog; Mrs Richards, Caerynwch Mrs Chidlaw Roberts, Mrs Ryan, Mrs Wynne Williams, Mrs Williams. Maesyffynon, Mrs Williams, Argoed, Mrs Clendon, Mrs Lloyd, MrsJ. M. Furlough, and Miss West, Mrs Holland said she was glad to have such a man as Capt Bailey to be president. Captain Bailey's was one of the names given to her at the formation of the society, to whom she was advised to seek assistance. The Queen's nurses were started thirteen years ago. The progress in Wales was very astonishing. In Anglesey the work was helped by the money that was gathered at the time of the jubilee. She thought that if they sent one young lady from that district to be a Queen's nurse it would be a small recognition to the Queen. The work was spreading. Some parts were very difficult to get at. They must not have some places in and leave the others out in the cold, and she felt that the work would never fail (hear, hear). Rev J. Lloyd concurred with what had been said by Mrs Holland. Mr Edward Griffith said he was-very glad to be present and to see the success of the association. He'rather regretted that Mr Taylor had resigned, but was glad to see Captain Bailey as his successor. He hoped that the new officers would follow the example of the old officers. Mr Henderson said it was the first time for him to speak publicly outside the walls of his own little church. He did not know much about the work of nursing, but a word of encouragement from a stranger would likely inspire them. He was very glad to hear Mrs Clendon's report. He asked if that was all the work done. He said emphati- cally, no I There had been much pain relieved and many had been saved from a premature death. He felt then that such work as this must go on and they must put all the zeal they could into it. They could not estimate the work that was being done by an institution like that. Let them all do their best and assist the nurses in every possible way. Dr Hugh Jones said he was sorry to say that the idea still prevailed that any woman would make a nurse. Some people clung to the idea that it was the medicine that cured the patient. But that was not the only remedy. The room wanted nursing. It must be kept clean and tidy. As a doctor, he admitted that the doctor did not cure but assisted nature to cure. The nurse from an educational standpoint was valuable. She could not go in and out among the poor without their deriving some knowledge from her. The skill of nursing had often turned the corner in a man's illness. Dr Richards said that standing as they were on the threshold of a new century one could not help looking back to the beginning of the 19th century. Medicine had made great strides during the last century, and not the least important boon was the trained nurse. He could not add more to what had already been said. Mr O. D. Roberts said that as the funds of the Association were rather low, he suggested that they 119 should have a collectiou made at all the churches and chapels in the town on a certain Sunday. Captain Bailey said that they had been very well supported by the places of worship and he thought that they should make the collections when most convenient Mr Edward Griffith then proposed a vote of thanks to Captain Bailey for presiding. Mr Richards, Caerynwch, seconded, and the pro- position was carried unanimously. The meeting then terminated.
London Letter. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. THE WAR. It is curious how divided opinion still re- mains on the question of the war. It would be difficult to find anybody now viewing the situa- tion from the same standpoint as the Jingoes did before the war began. Were it possible to start the whole affair over again I do not think even an Ashmead-Bartlett would cry out for war. And yet this was what a great many people did eighteen months ago. The readers of that erratic print, the 11 Daily Mail" (a paper largely patronised by our spiritual leaders) were informed that a small British army of some twenty or thirty thou- sand soldiers would make short work of the Boers. This sort of statement was believed by many people at the time, but the fiercest Jingo would ridicule such a statement to-day. We have progressed a little during the last eighteen months. THE FORCE OF FACTS. Ingenious theorists have over and over again explained away all the Boer successes. They proved by the clearest demonstrations that the war is really over. Military critics in the press have shewn that it is utterly impossible for the Boer resistance to continue. General Buller and Lord Roberts, not to mention a host of distinguished generals, have wiped their swords, and to the tune of con- gratulatory addresses from mayors and provosts, declared that the campaign was over. Better than all, the great Conservative Government and many individual members of the Liberal party have stated as a positive fact that the war was over. Nevertheless < these relentless force of facts still remain j The simplest elector can perceive that in J spite of these sanguine statements, our army has not returned from South Africa, and that the Boer generals are still strong enough to send a commando to a place within sixty miles of Cape Town. THE TRUTH. What is the truth then ? First of all the war is not over. Secondly, the war will not be over for a very long time. Thirdly, when it is over the English may not be the victors | —in the best sense of the term. These are | the facts we have to face, and there are two | or three different ways of meeting them. The Government of the day has no doubt of the ulterior victory of the British force s and starting from that assumption, makes up its mind to allow matters to muddle on, believing, as Lord Rosebery said, that we shall eventually "muddle through." The plain man's criticism on this attitude is this: If they intend muddling through, they must send more soldiers out, and some means ought to be invented to prevent the constant capture of convoys. It is of no use sending out mere handfulls of soldiers, they must be sent out by tens of thousands. At least another 100,000 are required. ANOTHER REMEDY. Recently there has arisen a new schoo imongst the more moderate section of the Liberal party, that is, the kind of person who continually says "I was a Pro-Boer until the ultimatum, but after that I could not see how war could be avoided." The remedy advocated by this class is a compro- mise between the no concession policy of the Imperialists and thepolicy of self-government demanded by the Boers. This class is willing J to concede a measure of self-govel nment to the Boers immediately, but it is to be self- government under British rule, and is on no account to exceed the autonomy enjoyed by the French in Canada. There was just a chance that the Boers might have accepted spme such scheme in March or April last, after the surrender of Cronje and the loss of | Bloemfontein. I do not believe there is the j remotest chance of their accepting any such J terms now. Since April two events have I happened, the burning and looting of farms | and the successful operations of De Wet. By burning the Boer fyrms, the English have succeeded in embittering the conflict, and in rousing the deepest passions of the race. De Wet's signal successes have not only drawn many adherents to his banner, but j they have laid bare the weak spots of the | British armour. Hope has not died in the J breasts of the Boers. They believe that | they are certain of ultimate triumph. | ANNEXATION. | Not the least peculiar incident of the I present situation is the fact that some of the prominent Liberals who had hitherto declared their disapproval of the annexation policy, have recently been forced to accede to it. They have been forced to do so, it is true, against their inclination, because, as they say, there appears to be no other way j out of it. Nevertheless, there-still remains a small band of Members of Parliament—and j amongst them are Messrs. Lloyd George, J Bryn Roberts, and John Burns-who refuse J to acknowledge the inevitableness of annexa- J tion. It is perfectly well known, and I do J not think anybody who has followed the struggle in South Africa carefully will deny it, that hitherto the Boers have been fighting for their independence. In other words, peace would be established to-morrow were the independence of the Boers conceded. If the struggle proceed for another six months, as it has been doing for the last six months, what criterion have we that the Boers will then be ,satisfied with a modified form of independence, or, indeed, any independence at all ? Their demands by that time may be much greater. They may then say, You refused us even a modified independence a year ago, to-day we will be satisfied with nothing less than the independence of South Africa, and the cutting of all the bonds binding South Africa to the British Empire." If the SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA is what it appears to be, on the one hand a rush of infuriated English colonists in the towns, an army of worn-out soldiers guard- ing the lines of communication, and small companies of soldiers travelling up and down the country and subject to constant cap- tures on the other hand, a continually increasing force of Dutchmen imbued with feelings of hatred and distrust towards the British, darting here and there over the country and constantly harassing the English troops, in league with the majority J of the inhabitants of the country districts, j and knowing the country thoroughly, as I only a native can; if this is so, then the | sooner England makes the best terms she can the better. Let the Boers have the independence they have so bravely fought for, and the vast sums wasted in this un- necessary war will be well spent in teaching Englishmen the lesson which they once taught Philip of Spain and Napoleon. ONE'S LOSS ANOTHER'S OPPORTUNITY. Englishmen have jumped at every crumb of comfort. How they chuckled over the refusal of the German Emperor to see Presi- dent Kruger. How they crowed over the intelligence that a Boer Conciliation Com- mittee had been formed at Johannesburg. Both appeared to be good signs. It is rather premature to rejoice over the Emperor's attitude. He is a gentleman who has never been known to show any great regard for England's interests. Indeed, he recently carried a little scheme through the Reichstag which provided for a vast expenditure on the German navy, surely a blow at the one vulnerable point in the British supremacy. Why should England be so ready to credit him with the best motives. Does he grieve when he watches events in South Africa, the reckless waste of gold, the shattering of British prowess in arms, the hatred with | which his people and all European peoples | regard England ? I It might have been well for both the Boers | and England had he intervened, but it might | also not have been advantageous to the inter- ests of Germany. England is playing the game of her great rival Germany, in a far more thorough fashion than William could !j ever have hoped for. I
Business Notices. TOWYN-ON-SEA, Merioneth. THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC ■■■ cannot but soon be attracted to the superior position of This Rising & Beautiful Watering-placCi.. situated on the Shore of Cardigan Bay; whilst looking in a South-Westerly direction, it is said, there is not so much as a rock between the Beach and the Bay of New York. With Cader Idris, the Bird Rock, and other important Mountains in the background, it com- prises some of the most beautiful and romantic scenery in the Principality of Wales, and must ere long become one of the most favourite Watering-places in the three Kingdoms. The soil is dry, the air crisp and bracing, coming alter- ) nately morning and evening from the Sea and Mountains. No expense has been spared to make it a perfect Sanatorium, pure spring water having been brought from the mountains, the Town and building lands carefully sewered, a strong sea-wall and magnifi- cent Esplanade built, and elegant v Was, to let and ready for immediate occupa- tion, are already erected on the Marine Parade. w" The bathing is safe, and superior to most watering-places in the Kingdorh, the sands soft and level, no currents, and a child may go out a long distance without being out of its depth. THE CORBETT ESTATE com prises several thousand acres, and contains. BUILDING SITES of great beauty and attraction. FREEHOLD PLOTS FOR SALE, OR ON LONG LEASES Enquiries to be addressed to H HALL, Esq., Estate Offices, Impney, Droit- wich, Messrs, R. GILLART and Soss, Estate Agent, Towyn, Merioneth. 4 AAA Wdsl) Gazette' Printeries. Posters. Handbills. Memorial Cards," JGNGLISH AND ^^TELSH WORK BY RELIABLE AND COMPETENT MEN, TRANSLATIONS ON EASY TERMS. ESTIMATES FREE PRICES ON APPLICATION. Wlsb Gazelle PRINTERIES, BRIDGE STREET ABERYSTWYTH. "S
Births, marriages and Deaths. DEATHS. DAvIEs-Jan. 12th, at Tanyforest, Lampeter, Rachel Davies, aged 82 years. JONEs-Jan. 10th, at Bryn Road, Lampeter, David Jones, formerly of Llwynieir, aged 41 years. JONE-Jan. 12th, at Erw Villa, Ffaldybrenin, the Rev Henry Jones, Congregational minister, aged 68 years. JONES—Jan. 10th, at Glyndu, Pencarreg, Ann Jones, wife of Richard Jones, platelayer, aged 58 years. JONEs-Dec. 28th, at Cwmnewiddiou isaf, Griffith Jones, aged 60 years. MEYLER.— Jan. 10th, at Machynlleth, the wife of Mr H. H. Meyler, M.A., headmaster County School aged 32 years. PRICE-Jan. 12th, at the residence of her parents, Craig Rhymney Farm, Tirphil, Maggie, wife of Mr J. D. Price, Hoard Schools, Penypark, Cardigan, aged 32 years. REES. -Jan. 16th, at 8, Trinity-place Aberystwyth, Mr Joshua Rees, auditor to the M. and M. Railway. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE REES, at the "WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries, Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan, Thursday, January 17th, 1901.