OUR LATE QUEEN. Pulpit Tributes. ABERYSTWYTH. ST. MICHAEL'S AND ALL ANGELS. 1 be Venerable Archdeacon Protheroe, preaching on Sunday evening from the words:—" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord," Rev. xiv. 13, said: „ -A great sorrow has fallen upon us, a sorrow Which is shared by the whole civilized world. A Week ago the thoughts of many turned anxiously and prayerfully towards the sick chamber in Osborne Palace, where lay, in a very critical con- dition, the greatest and most beloved Queen of modern days, if not any period of the world's history. The sad end then feared, if not anticipated, soon came, and today profound grief prevails not only throughout our country and Empire, but also far beyond the limits of both, at the death of the most illustrious Sovereign that ever adorned the throne of England. There is something peculiarly solemn and even sublime in so universal a sorrow AS is ftilt at the present time. Grief is at all times sacre(i. But how much more is this the case when it is not one heart only. or one family, but the heart of a great nation that is ehus stricken. Such is the grief which we share today. This generation can never know, save in the most general and im- perfect way, the extent of the beneficent influence wielded by our late Otippn nvpr the srreat as well as over the lowly ones of the earth. How great was her power in the councils of Europe we may perhaps not be able to form a correct estimate. We have also much to learn in regard to her influence as a Constitutional Sovereign, in directing and con- trolling matters connected with home affairs and the general government of this great country and its many dependencies. We all know something -of the tender and sympathetic heart of our de- parted Queen, which enabled her, from personal ex- perience, to enter into the various afflictions and bereavements of her people, sharing, and as far as possi hie alleviating, their trials and sorrows, where- ■TJfi • whether in cottage or palace. It is «aid oc her that on entering on the duties of her 'nigh office, with its overwhelming* re- sponsibilities, her chief desire was to rule the king- dom wisely in the fear of God. Her piety was firm and undeviating from early years, and throughout her long reign her devotion to God was entire and "Complete, Here then is the great secret of her power, of the affection which she inspired, and of her wisdom in ruling. How inestimable was her great quality of goodness and godliness. Who can measure the influence for good which her character iias had on the nation at large 1 It inspired her subjects with such veneration and love as are with- out parallel in the history of nations and through 1wUr ^ePar'ed Queen has left behind an imperish- able name. The value of such a life and character at the head of such a great nation and Empire cannot easily be estimated. Her noble example Was a light set on high, which could not be hid. it was a beacon to guide and direct her people in times of temptation and trial. That light shone before them for neaily three score years and four, and now at length, after so long and beneficent a reign, full of years and honour, she has passed to her rest, and her place here and in her councils of the nation will know her no more. The hymns sung were :—" Psalms of glory, raim- ent bright," Peace, perfect peace, Now the labourer's task is o'er," and 0 God, our help' in ages past." The organist (Mr Panchen) played the Dead March," by Chopin, and the Bead March," in Saul." There was a large congregation. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. I Y Preaching to a large congregation on Sunday feTening, the vicar—Rev Prebendary Williams, took ior his text, A mother in Israel and referred in touching phrases to the late Queen's purity of life, find her just and wise rule of 64 years—Greater Brif->,in beyond the seas was at one with the home Country in expressions of sympathy and of sym- pathetic veneration. Her name was appreciated ?k*th all that was noble, elevating, pure and good, Her Court was a pattern for purity and order to every house in the land. Hers was indeed a tender sympathy for all her subjects in any times accident and distress. Her life had been one of v« s,acr^ce public duty. Her reign was one I Which stands out pre-eminently as an able and a iSe one, under a ruler beloved and respected at home and abroad. Her early vow, "I will be H uhad remained unbroken till the sceptre fell hfr hands. Blest with the best of v am s' a portion of her reign, hers had ( Ma "S We with its full share of joy and of w e; ^ay she rest in peace 1 The hymns sung «m. When our heads are bowed with woe,' i ,re a blessed home,' Now the labourer's 1 ls 0 er>' and For all the Saints who from their ours rest.' At the close the organist (Mr erjeant) played the Dead March in 4 Saul' whilst: the congregation and choir remained standing. The prayers and lesson were read' by the Rev. Ll. ifootman, M.A, ST. MARY'S WELSH CHURCH. The Ven. Archdeacon Protheroe preached in the morning, and in the evening the Rey. J. E. Lloyd, B.D., who based bis remarks on g Sam. iii., 38—" Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen in Israel." He re- < ferred to the Queen's great influence throughout er gleat Empire on behalf of morality and virtue, her loving sympathy with those in sorrow and distress, her bright example which had been an instrument for the moral elevation of her people- A good queen, a noble and tender hearted woman ."1d an earnest Christian. The hymns sung were —f" Ai marw raid i mi," Duw mawr, pa beth a vfelaf draw 1" Mae'm cyfeillion adre'n myned,' Ar lan Iorddonen ddofn." BAKER STREET INDEPENDENT CHURCH.I The devotional "portion of the service at this place of worship on Sunday evening was con- ducted by Prof. E. Anwyl, M.A., U.C.W. The flstor, Rev Job Miles, afterwards preached from the text, Proverbs iv., 78, 79. Wisdom is the Principal thing, therefore, get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her. and ■he shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to oonour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall gve to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown ef glory §hall she deliver to thee." The reverend gentleman, in the course of his sermon, said a circumstance had taken place during the past week, which, to a large measure, was unusual in jneir country and in the world. There had been t-K removal of one, a removal which had touched whole of the civilised world. That removal naa drawn his mind to the words of his text, as the most appropriate, to impress upon his hearers that life which had been so full of blessing to country. Although a woman, their de- Queen was the strongest, most influential, and most respected sovereign in the whole world. lie was uttering strong words, but they were true, aiJi Was thankful for it. The question was, What made her so? Was it the greatness of her jjimpire, or the fact that the sun never set on her dominions? No, these were not the chief reasons, but it was the character of the Queen which made her what she was. That character secured for her that which had been paid cheerfully during uese latter days-the great expressions of loyalty ana exceptional respect paid to her. Not becanse she was Queen of Great Britain, but because of her noble character. Proceeding, the reverend gentleman said the late Queen was animated by deep religious feelings, and for this she was under a great debt to her mother. By her influence her a i courts of Russia and Germany been made purer. Referring to the difficulties Which were associated with a Constitutional monarchy, where the sovereign had to conform with the wishes of her ministers and Parliament, «e said the Queen, during her whole lifetime, had uisplayed much wisdom and discretion. This had fJ*eiLthe admission during the previous week of Prime,Minister and Lord Kimberley, who said surprised with her wisdom on occasions difficultyt and when dangerous questions had to positi 1 •With- Althougb occupying the highest which in the EmPire' her submision to views tribute ^er^aPs» were opposite to her own, was a the sertQ ^er re%i°n—At the conclusion of Handel'tQ<?n' ^iss Miles, the organist, played manner8 063,(1 March in Saul," in an impressive A LFRED PLACE BAPTIST CHURCH. as aneoAward Till ^^7 draPed with m0«rfn;^ mnrnino- servi/» ?? the national sorrow. At the SS to uEVS* T. Williams, B.A., sustained hv ^ra^eled Ions' which the nation of Her Most Gracious on anchor of T&king for his text Hope pierces the gloom of^eath^aS^idTha^?n^a°verv special mannerourbeloved Queen had d n this anchor during her W life so pe £ -tefullv ended. She was a cobstUut.onal Sovereign. She gave a ready assent to the wishes of the leool° as expressed through their representatives in Par- in Par- liament. She maintained a character of unsullied purity in the fierce Hght which beats upon the throne. She was keenly sympathetic and ever ready with words of condolence and acts of prac- tical benevolence to aid and succour those in distress. She was made perfect through suffering She was bereft of a noble consort, Albert the Good and beloved children. She bore her trials with exemplary resignation. The anchor of her soul was sure and steadfast. Her death was peaceful. She passed away in her sleep. The hymns sung were: "0 God of Bethel," "Psalms of glory raiment bright," A few more years shall roll," For thcp, 0 dear, dear country," 11 Mine eyes their Vigils keep." SALEM CHAPEL. Both services were conducted by the Rev Cyn. ddylan Jones, D.D. and the organist played the Dead March in Saul," whilst the congregation remained standing. ST. WINIFRED'S (R.C.) CHURCH. Rhe Rector, the Rev P. B. Waldron, intimated that the Bishop's letter dealing with the references to our late Queen, would be read to the congrega- tion on the following Sunday. Owing to the late delivery of the post on Sunday morning, the im- portant missive did not arrive until after the mass was over and the congregation had dispersed. ST. PAULS WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The pastor, Rev David Morgan, was the preacher on Sunday last, and in the evening he paid a glowing tribute to the life and work of the de- parted sovereign. During the service, which was an impressive one, the "Dead March "was played on the organ. TABERNACLE CHAPEL. Professor Edwin Williams, Trevecca College, ofiiciated at Tabernacle Chapel on Sunday last, and made appropriate references to the death of the Queen. The organist, Miss Maggie James, played the Dead March at the evening service. WESLEY CHAPEL. On Sunday morning the service was opened by a hymn and prayers for the King, and the lessons read were the narrative of the death of -Aloses and the prayer of Moses, Psalm xc. Dr Brough, who preached, commented on the call of Moses to the leadership of Israel, and on the changes which took place in the ru]e of succession during the generators a;ter bis death until the final adoption of hereditary right. This latter rule prevails among our elves and. most modern nations. It is a system under which both the influence of the monarch on the people and that of the people on the monarch are largely indirect and moral. And among the means of influence which a people may bring to b"'ar upon monarchs one of the kindliest and most powerful is that of gratitude for their love and The columns of printed eulogy and the universal crremonials of sorrow which mark our Queen's final departure, are not too much even from the selfish outlook of a people's policy. But they also spring from sentiments even purer than mere gratitude. Her length of reign has linked us spiritually with our fathers of sacred memory, her world-wide renown and influence have made for us a certain kinship of feeling with other peoples which we could not have realized inde- pendently; her virtues have been a pattern for our emulation; and thoe alleviations which seem to soften the horror of her death, reirech the hopes we may each have of such an ending for ourselves if we care to liveiJ such a life. So teach us to number our days that we may incline our heart, unto wisdom." Rev T. H. Ingram preached in the evening. Miss Phillip" played Beethoven's "Funeral March at the close of the moraing service, and Handel's Dead March in Saul at the close of the evening service. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONS L CHURCH. The morning service took the form of a menorial one for ti e late Queen. There was a large congre- gation, allj being attired in mourning costume. The service was opened by the organist, Mr Leah A.R.C.O., playing Meodelsshon's 0 rest in the Lord as a voluntary, the hymns sung being, 0 God, our help in age° past," "Great King of Nations, hear our prayer," Peace perfect peace," and Now the labourer's task is oe'r," The anthem was ) Tennyson's Cro sing the Bar" sung to an eseacd- ingly touching and original composition by Mr Leah, which should certainly be further heard in public. The pastor, Rev T, A, Penq. preached from the words :—" Strength and dignity are her clothing She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and ihe law of kindness is on her tongue, she looketh well to the ways of her household, and cateth not the bread of idlene s. Her children rise up and call her blessed A woman that feareth the Lord shall be p.-a'sed. G.ve her of the .1. I-uit- of her hands and let her works praise her in the gates." He said he regarded these words as an appropriate esp.eseion of the tlioli- it-and feelings sherished respecting our late Queen, whose death has been so deeply felt by all her subjects and bound them in a common bond of sorrow and sympathy, The universal tribute now paid to her memory is due not only to one who has honoured her throne and exalted the Sovereignty of our country, but to a good and God-fearing woman. Io praise where praise ii due is not only an acknowledgement we owe to the past, but an investment for the future, a declaration of the manner or person whom the nation delights to honour. With much of the marvellous progress so distinctive of her reign, her long occupancy of the throne may only have been accidental, though if ill were known, she has probably been a greater factor than is sometimes supposed in bringing a.bout those social, political and international con- ditions in which progress alone is possible. But even apart from this she has done much. She has raised the standard of sovereignty in the world, and made it for ever impossible to revive in our country the courtlife of her predecessors. To break with that past cost her much, but her courageous resolve to maintain a pure court has been amply vindicated by the approval and affection of her people. During the past forty years she has had many domestic sorrows, which she has borne with exemplary Christian fortitude, and faithfulness to the onerous duties of her high office. Her personal griefs made the kindness of her heart more publicly jvident. Her children even to the third generation 3all her blessed. The German Emperor's tribute will not readily be forgotten. Her life and influence have given her successor a vantage ground, which warrant us in regarding the new reign with hope- fulness and confidence. Whilst thankful for all that she has been and done we pray Give the King thy strength and save the son of thine hand-maid." At the close of the service the Dead March in Saul" was played, the whole congregation standing in reverence. BATH STREET C.M. CHAPEL. The Pastor, Rev A. Wynne Thomas, preached in, the evening from Pioverb3 31, verses 25 to end. He said it was difficult to realize that the Queen was dead. They all looked at her as an essential part of the constitution of their country, and they could hardly conceive what the empire would be like without her. The Queen might have been a queen without having been a good woman. On the other hand she might have been a good woman without being a great queen. But the fact was she was both. I Such a double success was due not to rare qualities, for it must be admitted that the Queen did not exhibit outstanding genius in any direction. She possessed, it was true, a strong intellect, but in that she had been surpassed. She possessed a wonderful power of tact and insight, but others had had similar gift. She showed thoroughness and industry, but there had been persons of greater thoroughness and of more active industry. She bad a warm and affectionate heart, but there had" been women who had shown an equal capacity for love and devotion. It could not be said that the Queen possessed any one of these qualities in an astounding degree. Her greatness was not dependent on the possession of any rare quality, but it lay in a combination of qualities which were rarely found together. Her influence over her ministers was as great as over her people. It would be quite a mistake to suppose that the Queen reigned but did not govern. Gladstone said that the longer he knew hei the more he valued her judgement. Her influence over her ministers was as great as her influence over her people, and that double success could only have been attained by a rare combination of sweetness and of strength, a subtle blending of the highest qualities of head and heart." The hymns included Sarah Flower Adams' noble lines Nearer my God to Thee, and Now the labourer's task is o'er" sung as a quartette. At the close of the service the Or- ganist (Miss Jenkins) played the Dead March in Saul" whilst the congregation remained standing.
I LLANAFAN. The news of the death of our beloved Queen was received here with general grief and regret. As soon as the sad news was received the bell of the Parish Church was tolled 81 times. At the School the Queen's portrait was draped in black. The Headmaster made a suitable address to the scholars, and on leaving each boy made a parting salute to t he portrait of the Queen whom they had been taught to love so well. It was pleasing to note that many of the scholars wore black ties or other signs of mourning. On Sunday memorial services were conducted at the Parish Church by the Vicar, the Rev W. T. Williams. The pulpit and reading desk were draped in black; suitable Psalms were read and Funeral Hymns sung. The Vicar preiched eloquent and impressive sermons, both afternoon and eveniner from the same text- "Canvs anwvl ydwyt ti," Daniel xxiii. 9, on the subject of the Queen's wonderful life and spotless character, and the lessons to be drawn from the same, At the conclusion of both services the Dead March in Saul" was played on the organ.—Sympathetic references were made to the Queen's death, and prayers were offered for King Edward VII at Capel Afan, the Calvinistic Methodist's place of worship.
ABERDOVEY. It is apparent on all hands that Aberdovey fully shares in the nation's grief on the loss through death of our beloved Queen. Flags are flying at half-mast, day and night, on the shipping, Institute, Trinity Buoy House, Life Boat House, Church Tower and private flagstaffs. The several places of worship were last Sunday draped with black material, and some of the shop windows as well as the attire of the general public shews signs of mourning. Touching references to the goodness and greatness of the late Queen were made at the services on Sunday by the Vicar and Curate, and also by the officiating ministers at all the chapels A memorial service will be held at St. Peters Church on Saturday next and the (lay will be observed as one of general mourning.
ABERAYRON. References to the Queen's death were made in all the places of worship on Sunday, and in most of them special sermons were preached. At Trinity Church the vicar, Rev j. M. Griffiths, preached eloquent sermons, taking for his texts I Kings iii. 7, j "I am but a little child, I know not how to go out or in," and Proverbs x. 7, The memory of the just is blessed." The likeness between Solomon's declaration and our late Queen's saying when she was told she was to be Queen, was apparent. Her memory would continue to bless all that was pure and of good report, for in her private life as well as in her public conduct she bad set an example to be followed and cherished by all.—At tije Tabernacle (C.M.) the Rev Thomas James, M.A., Llandyssul, made touching references to the same subject, both at the morning and evening services. Miss Bessie Jones played the Dead March in Saul at the close of the evening service.—At Peniel, the morning service was a memorial service. The hymns sung were the ones most appropriate to the occasion, comprising amongst them Sandon," the late Queen's favourite. The Rev T. Gwilym Evans based his sermon on the 101st Psalm, in which king David makes a vow and profession of godliness. He delineated in striking terms the late Queen's virtues. He showed how well she had kept her vow and her promise that she would be good, which she made just before she came to the throne.—Brief references were also made to the late Queen by the Revs J. Davies at Siloam (B.), and LI. A. Jones at the Wesleyan Chapel.—Next Saturday a funeral service will be held at the Tabernacle, at the time the funeral ceremonies will be taking place in London.
LLANON. On Sunday, the Rev D. Lewis, vicar of Llan- santffraid, preached a loyal sermon choosing as hiS text the suitable portion of 1 St Peter ii, 17, viz, Honour the king." He said that we had arrived at a most solemn incident in the history of this realm since its formation, the death of our beloved Queen, who had wielded the sceptre of our kingdom for nearly 64 years with unparalleled success. We are joined in our deep and heartfelt sorrow by every civilised nation under the sun. Great Britain received multitudes of blessings from God's hands during the 19th century, but none of these was greater and more precious than the gift of Queen Victoria to rule over it, The Royal Court of England has become a model to the Royal Courts of the world for its virtuous purity and its high religious character. In looking to the past. we ought to thank God for the favour which He graciously besLowed upon our country for so many years, and in looking to the future, we ought to pray that our new king may have grace to follow in the footsteps of his most beloved and godly mother. Preaching in the evening on the sanctity of the Sabbath, the rev gentleman referred again to the lamented death of the Queen. He said that among her most noble examples she observed the fourth command- ment with unfailing fidelity during her long and glorious reign. The Sabbath was always kept as a holy day of rest in the Royal household. When she was found absent from her usual place in God's house on Sunday lately, all knew at once that something serious had happened. Now she has appeared before God with clean hands from the blood of those of her subjects who ignore the obligation to observe the Sabbath day according to God's commandment. After the sermon the Dead March was played on the harmonium by Miss Lewis. The beautiful decora- tions which had been set up at Christmas by a number of young ladies, had been removed, and the bacred edifice was draped with mourning by MLs Lewis, The Vicarage, Misses Williams, Glyn, Miss Jones, Dauntless House, and Miss Morgan, Cadwgan Villa. We have received reports of similar services from a large number of other places in the district, but owing to tbe extreme pressure on our space we are unable to give publicity to the aame.
» Aberystwyth Town Council A special meeting of the Aberystwyth Town Council was summoned by the Mayor (Mr E. P. Wynne), at the TownJHaU on Thursday morning last, to move a resolution of sympathy with the Royal Family on the occasion of the Queen's death. There were present Alderman C. M. Williams (ex- Mayor), Alderman Peter Jones, Alderman T. Doughton, and Alderman W. H. Palmer, Coun- cillors R. J. Jones, Evan Hugh James, R. Doughton, T. E. Salmon, J. Jenkins, I. Hopkins, and J. T. Davies, with A. J. Hughes (town clerk), C. Massey (assistant clerk), H. L. Evans (borough accountant), and Rees Jones (borough surveyor). The Mayor, at the outset, said that in conjunc- tion with the Town Clerk, he took upon himself the previous day the duty of telegraphing in the name of the town tbe sympathy of the inhabitants with the Royal Family in their bereavement, and he was pleasedlto state that a reply was received the same afternoon at 4.30, sent on behalf of the Prince of Wales, thanking the town of Aberystwyth for its kind message of sympathy. The Mayor stated he had received communica- tions from Alderman David Roberts and Mr G. Fossett Roberts, regretting their inability to attend this meeting. The Mayor, speaking with great emotion, said owing to the great calamity wtoch had befallen the nation, he thought it his duty, and he was sure it was their wish, that he should at the first opportun- ity call this meeting to enable the Town Council to join in the universal and most profound sorrow felt at the death of our beloved Queen. During her long reign she had set an example for the highest and lowest to follow. The new King, from whom they bad the honour of a visit a short time ago as the Prince of Wales, when he was installed as Chan- cellor of the Welsh University, would, he was sure, make a very worthy successor to their late Sovereign, and with the guidance of the Almighty they all hoped and prayed that his reign would be a long and prosperous one. He thought they should, as a Council, forward a resolution to the effect that they deeply mourned the irreparable loss of their beloved Queen, and respectfully tendering their deep sym- pathy with his Majesty King Edward and the Royal Family in their heavy sorrow. He begged to propose snch a resolution. Aid Peter Jones seconded the resolution as the oldest member present. He was certain that they all endorsed the course the Mayor had pursued as a very appropriate one, in calling them together as early as possible to take part in giving expression to the universal grief that was felt throughout the country at the sad event that bad taken place on the previous Tuesday. He might say that with the exception of one or two members, they bad all been born within the period of her Majesty's reign, and they had associated every good act in connection with the Government of this country with the wise course that had been followed by her majesty, and almost looked upon it as a certainty of continuity. But the end of her reign had come so sudden that they all felt a very great grief at the sad event. He thought her character as a woman, in sympathy with her nation in every great and sad calamity that had befallen it, had appealed to all of them. And he knew of nothing that marked out her Majesty as prominent amongst all who bad governed this country more than the fact that she possessed a tine and noble character and set so worthy an example before them. They all felt greatly the ld that had befallen them, but he thought there was one solace in the fact that she passed away in the full possession of her faculties. That the loss was a great one it was true, but he thought, when they considered all the circumstances that there was some solace to be adduced from the fact that she passed away taking such a keen interest in all affairs pertaining to the nation. The resolution was put to the meeting, and carried in respectful silence. The Mayor stated that as they were to a great extent in the dark as to what procedure would be taken, he suggested that any arrangements which might be found necessarv to be made should be left to the Town Clerk and himself. Whatever they might decide to do in the matter of recognis- ing the day of the funeral as a day of mourning would be conveyd to the public in due course. Printing quickly and neatly done at the Welsh Gazette Printeries. Bridge Street.
PROCLAIMING THE KING. Aberystwyth. AN HISTORIC SCENE. The Proclamation is one of the oldest public functions of which there is any record in history, coming down the stream of ages as it does from far remote days, when it was the only means by which people knew that our Sovereign was dead, and another one had ascended the throne. In all market squares and at all crosses and public places this ceremony has been enacted, with all the pomp and show of civic state, so dear to the hearts of our people. Queen Victoria's accession was proclaimed in Aberystwyth in 1837 by the Sheriff of Cardigan- shire, James Hughes, of Alltlwyd, who was accom- panied by a large number of the Militia and inhabitants of the town carrying flags on sticks, which were lowered when the Proclamation was being read, and raised aloft immediately God Save the Queen was called in a stentorian voice by the Sheriff. The Proclamation was then read at three places, viz., the Guild Hall, where now stands the Clock Tower, at the bottom of Great Darkgate-street, where was the "Great Dark Gate," and in Bridge-street, the Sheriff and the Mayor with other officials, driving from place to place in I a.n open vehicle, accompanied by a crowd of men I and women with their quaint and now obsolete conical hats, and children from the NatioSkl and Skinner-street schools. At the Proclamation of King Edward VII. on Monday last we had the pleasure of conversing with a very few aged gentlemen who, as boys, took partin the Proclamation of Queen Victoria. Amongst these veterans were Captain Jno. Thomas, harbour master, Mr W. T. Williams, South Marine-terrace, Mr David Watkins, builder, and MrW. Julian. Mr William Julian, who is in his 79th year, said that his cousin, Mr Henry Humphreys, late postmaster of Aberystwyth, often used to relate how he saw the Bag being lowered when the Proclamation was read near the Lion Hotel. Humphreys was then a young lad of seven, and he stood at the time on the door of the Unicorn Hotel, kept by his grand- mother, and which stood on the site of the premises now occupied by Mr Morgan's millinery establish- ment in Pier-street. Immediately the Proclamation reached Mr John Evans, solicitor, the Under-Sheriff for Car- diganshire, he wrote to His Worship the Mayor (Mr E. P. Wynne) as follows :— Aberystwyth, 26 January, 1901. To the Worshipful the Mayor of Aberystwyth. SIR,-The Sheriff of Cardiganshire respect- fully reque.s that you will, with all convenient Fpeed and due ceremony, publicly read the Proclamation proclaiming that the High and Mighty Prince Albert Edward is now by the death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory become our only lawful and rightful Lie-e Lord Edward the Seventh by the Grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Gre-t Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, JOHN EVANS, Urdersheriff." On receipt of this communication the Mayor lost no time in a-ranging for the due and orderly carrying out of this important duty—one of the most important any Mayor can discharge during his year of offica-with the result that on Monday last, at 2 o'clock, Queen's Square was filled with in- habitants of the town and country folk, to the number of quite 2,000, who had gathered there to hear the Proclamation read by he Mayor from the steps of the Town Hall, whfch, by happy coin- cidence. was practically the very spot where, in 1C96, King Edward VII. and his gracious consort Queen Alexandra, were received by the Corporation and College Authorities on the occasion of His Majesty being installed Chancellor of the Uni- versity College of Wales. His Worship, who wore his fine robe and chain of office, was accomp nied by the Town Clerk in wig and gown, the Aldermen and Town Councillors, Magistrates, Clergy and Ministers, Guardians and leading inhabit-.nts, and before him at the foot of the steps were stationed the Town Band, in uniform Officers and Men of the Royal Cardiganshire Militia, under Lieut. Stephens, R.A. a posse of the Cardiganshire Constabulary wearing side arms, under the com- ] mand of Chief Constable Howell Evans and the local Fire Brigade in full uniform, under the charge of the Borough Surveyor, Mr Rees Jones. Trumpeters having sounded a shrill fanfare on their trumpets, which insured silence, his Worship read in clear and distinct voice the words of the Proclamation:— WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Imperial Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is olely and rightfully come to the High and Mighty Prince Albert Edward We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm, being here assisted with these of her late Majesty's Privy Council, with Numbers of other Priuc pal Gentlemen of Quality, with the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of London, do now hereby, with one Voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart, publish and proclaim, That the High and Mighty Prince, Albert Edward, is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India To whom we do acknowledge all Faith and con- stant Obedience, with all hearty and humble Affecaon; beseeching God, by Whom Kings and Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Prince Edward the Seventh with long and happy Years t) reign over Us. Given at the Court of St. James's, this 23rd day of January, in the Year of Our Lord 1901. At the close the Mayor cried, God save the King," whereupon the band played the Natioral Anthem, the officers standing at salute, and the great crowd heartily singing and cheering. A procession was then formed, being marshalled by Mr Robert Peake in the following order Police Militia Fire Brigade. Band The Board of Guardians Guardian Officials County Magistrates Borough Magistrates Clergy and Ministers Aldermen and Town Councillors Town Council Officials Town Crier His Worship the Mayor Town Clerk and Under Sheriff In this order the procession proceeded to the Town Clock, the site of the old Guild Hall, via Portland Street, Little Dark Gate Street and Pier- Street. At its destination, the Police and Militia opp.ned out and allowed the Mayor to stand on the steps and again read the Proclamation. Another fanfare having been sounded by the trumpeters, the important document was read and the National Anthem sung with vigour by the closely packed crowd. At this point the scene was one of much interest and old time appearance; windows and balconies were crowded, and the flags flying, and the colour of the various uniforms, the Mayor's robes, and the flashing helmets of the firemen, added a charm to the picture. As the procession returned by way of Great Dark Gate Street, North Parade and Queen's Road, the band played the Imperial March in jits usual well timed measure. At the Town Hall, the Mayor received the public bodies and officials. His worship, standing at the head of the table uid Gentlemen, there is one pleasing duty I have to ask you to join in with me, and that is te drink to the health of our most Illustrious Majesty and Sovereign, King Edward VII. May he long reign over us and God bless him," and passed round the silver loving cup in which the King's health was pledged by all present; thus bringing to an end an old-world ceremony which will long linger in the memories of all privileged to take part in it. The enly jarring element in the proceedings was the unseemly conduct of a section of the College students, who essayed to make their presence known by an utter want of propriety manifested by a behaviour totally out of keeping with the ceremony. This was displayed by hustling and interrupting the procession and singing such vulgar songs as Sospan Fach." Commencing in Queen's Square, the students continued their disturbance along the route of the procession to the Town Clock, where the Mayor found it impossible to read the Proclamation until he bad thrice appealed for order.
DOLGELLEY. The ceremony of proclaiming the King at Dol- gelley took place on Saturday last. A procession was formed at the Golden Lion Hotel, and headed by the Dolgelley Volunteer Cycling Corps, under the command of Lieutenant Kinman, marched up to the public square, where the High Sheriff, Mr R. C. Anwyl, Llugwy, read the proclamation to some hundreds of the townspeople. At the close of the proceedings the High Sheriff thanked all for the way they had turned out in spite of the un- pleasant weather and called for three cheers for the new King, which were heartily given.
LAMPETER. The greatest public interest was manifested in the reading of the proclamation of the new King on Monday afternoon last. Although Monday was a busy day owing to the monthly-market being held business was practically suspended for about an hour, and a huge crowd assembled outside the Town Hall to witness the proceedings. A proces- sion, headed by .the Town Band, under tht conduct- orship of Mr E. Davies Jones, followed by the Police, the members of the Corporation in their civic robes, and the Mayor in state, paraded from the Mayor's residence to the Town Hall. Upon the stroke of three, the trumpeters (Messrs E. Davies Jones and Albert Jones), blew a fanfare, after which the Mayor read the pioclamation in a clear voice to the vast assembly, from the balcony of the Town Hall, and which was listened to in respectfnl silence. At its close the trumpeters blew another fanfare, and the band struck up God 10 save the King," in the singing of which all present joined. The ex-Mayor (Aid D. T. Jones), called for three cheers for the new King. which were heartily given, and tbecrowd then dispersed. The procession again re-formed and paraded through Peterwell-terrace, Drover's-road, and Bridge-street, to the College, where the proclamation was again read. At the College entrance the procession was met by Principal Bebbr the Professors and students, all wearing their gowns. The public were ad- mitted into the College grounds, and the crowds there was far greater than that opposite the Town Hall. The trnmpeters having blown a fanfare, the Mayor again read the proclamation. The final fan- fare was then blown, and the band struck up the National Anthem, in which all present joined., the 1 ceremony concluding with three hearty cheers for the new King. TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held at the Town Hall on Monday afternoon last, the Mayor (Councillor Hugh Walker) presiding. The 11 z, other members present were:—Aldermen D. T. Jones, J. E. Lloyd, S. D. Jones,, aud John Jones, Councillors Evan Davies, Joseph Davies, Samuel Davies, J. Joshua Davies, D. Jenkins, D. Griffiths, A. Price, T. Hughes, D. Evans, D. H. Evans. and the officials. The Mayor having referred to the death of the late Queen, said he bad forwarded to' Sir Francis Knollys the following telegram on behalf of the Borough of Lampeter:—"We, the Aldermen and Councillors of the Borough of Lampeter, desire to convey to their Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra our heartfelt sympathy in the bereavement His Majesty and the Royal Family have sustained through the death of our late beloved Queen. We beg to add our res- pectful assurance of loyal devotion to His Majesty and of our hope and prayer that His Majesty may enjoy a long and glorious reign." The Mayor said he had taken the liberty to forward the above, and he moved that the resolution be passed. Alderman D. T. Jones seconded, and it was carried unanimously. The Mayor said he bad drawn out a programme for the consideration of the Council, which he suggested should be observed on Saturday, the day of the Queen's funeral. His suggestions were:— (1) That all shops and business houses should be closed during the day. (2) That the blinds of all windows in public streets be drawn. (3) That all persons should, as far as possible, be dressed in black. Councillor Evan Davies suggested that two or three yards of crape be purchased and placed on the Town Hall, together with mourning on the le-t arm of each person. The Mayor pointed out that the town had no public flazst-iff, and after further discussion it was resolved that the matter should be referred to the General Purposes Committee, with authority to ex- pend C5 in purchasing a flagstaff. The Mayor's programme was afterwards approved of. The Mayor asked the members to attend service with him on Saturday afternoon next in their civic robes. j Councillor D. H. Evans pointed out that a service would also be held by the different denominations at Soar Chapel, and that Nonconformists on the Council wished to attend there. ] The Mayor stated that the Council for the time ] being should follow the Mayor to whatever places suggested. He himself had attended Siloh Chapel ] with the .ex-Mayor, and he would have attended ( there a dozen more times had there been more of I these services held. Councillor A. Price suggested would it not be better to ask how many Nonconformist members ] would attend. J The Mayor replied that he would not care how many would come, but that he would go. The discussion then ended. < }
LLANON. OBITUARY.—It is with sorrow that we have to chronicle the death of Mrs Rees. wife of Mr John Daniel Rees, late of Court, Llanon. It was but lately that Mr Rees, who is ,a certificated surgeon, crossed the Atlantic, accompanied by his wife and settled in the United States, where he obtained a practice. Deep sympathy is expressed with him in his bereavement. A SIGN OF THE TIMES.—It is significant to note that not a single young man has been so fortunate as to win a prize for committing portions of the Scripture to memory at the Church Sunday School. The truth must some day dawn upon us that women are gaining the mastery and that the Divine decree will of necessity be reversed unless we stick to our guns and reassert our rights. Why not have as a subject for debate next time such a question as this Is higher education for women justifiable ? Oris mankind degenerating ?" Such subjects would no doubt create an immense amount of interest. Your humble correspondent would be I strongly inclined to support the affirmative side in each case.-Comm. ——B—E———1——«—MM— DEBATING SOCIETY —A meeting of the Debating Society was held at the Lower Schoolroom, on Thursday, January 24th. Captain Sinnett-Jones, Carlton, owing to the inavoidable absense of the Rev D. Lewis, occupied the chair The subject of the debate was Are public lights advantageous I" P.C. Thomas had been appointed to take the affirmative, and Mr Daniel Evans the negative side. P.C. Thomas on being called upon to open the debate, said that in many places it was absolutely dangerous even for ordinary passers-by to walk: about after nightfall. All the neighbouring towM. and la.ge villages, like New Quay, had lights, and it was certainly disgraceful that a village like Llanan, with all its boasted wraith, should, after sunset be in utter darkness. He added that ten lamps would satisfy all present requirements, and that the initial cost would not exceed £10, and that the price of ihe oil consumed would not ex- ceed one shilling per night. Mr Daniel Evans before opening his case, paid a tribute to the Queen's memory, and proposed a vote of condolence with the Royal family in their sorrow. The pro position was seconded and carried. Mr Evans then went on to say that thirty lamps at least were re- quired that there was very little danger at night, and that if lamps were procured, the services of two constables would have to be engaged—one for ordinary duties and another to look after the lights. Mr Evan Davies, supporting Mr Daniel Evans, made the questionable statement that it would be a most difficult matter to get someone "out.-at-beels" to light the lamps. The following gentlemen then made short speeches in favour of Mr Daniel Evans, viz, Messrs Johnny Davies, J. D. L'homas, D. L. Jenkins, Reginald Jones, J. T. Mor- gan, and Captain Richards. Mr btephen Davies, who has always a telling speech, said that old people could not go to places of worship on Sunday in the face of such inconveniences as unlighted streets. Mr Fred Jones also supported P. C. Thomas, and alluded to the hoards of money lying in cobwebbed safes as useless to the owners as to an utter stranger. The streets being, as they are. dark and dirty, were a disgrace to the place, and the houses only seemed to intensify the gloom. Miss E. C. Evans, speaking in favour of P. C. Thomas, said that young ladies were being insulted under cover of darkness, and that it was no pleasure to walk along vmlighted streets. In summing up both speakers confessed that there was one place, commonly called Pen-v-geulan, which was es- y I pecially in sad need of light, and that it was really dangerous for Mr Williams, The Glyn, to go home- after dark along such a deceptive pathway. When the house divided the result stood as follows-for the motion, 36; against, 30.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. PETTY SESSIONS.—These e.sions were held oa the 28th January, before Mr A. H. Jones (chair- man), Sir Marteine Lloyd, Mr C. H. Ll. Fitz- wiiliams, and Mr A. E. Jeremiah. James Jones, Pelican Inn, Newcastle Emlyn, was charged by Inspector Rogers with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on the 11th inst. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined £ 1 and costs.—R. Jones was charged with being drunk on the said premises, and was fined 10s and costs.—Inspector Rogers charged James Mackenzie, Hen 1 lan, for having a dog at large unmuzzled. Fined 6d and costs.—P.C. Johns charged the following persons for having dogs at large unmuzzled David Thomas, Rheoboth, Cilrhedyn Sidney Lewis, Cenarth Wm. James, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn and the Rev D. D.Walters, Woodlands, Newcastle Emlyn. Congre- gational Minister. Each was fined 15 and costs. After the constable had given his evidence in the latter case, the Rev D. D. Walters asked permission to state a few iacts, and then taking a paper from his pocket began reading to the Bench. He said his dog had the muzzle taken off on the date in question to allow it tojeat its breakfast, and, no doubt, afterwards went into the town. The police having nothing to do in a small town like this, there saw it. He (defendant) came into town jaily, and saw dogs muzzled and some unmuzzled, ind some with their muzzles banging loose. These he presumed, belonged to Methodists. The Chair- man, at this point, peremptorily stopped the de- fendant, and told him he was fined Is and costs -,he same as the others. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The fortnightly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians was held 011 Friday the 20th inst, the Rev Preb R J. Lloyd presiding. The other members present were: Mrs Evans, Messrs Thomas Davies, Bronwion; Evan Davies, < Fforest; John Rees, Plasnewydd; Benjamin Davies, Blaenythan Thomas Davies, Llandyssul: David Charles Jones, Pantycreuddyn; John D, Lewis, Llandyssul Evan Davies, Gilfachronw John H. Evans. Penralltfachnog Joshua Griffith, Gwndwn; JQbr. Jones, Bwlchclawdd; Giiffith Davies, Alltycorde; Thomas Jone?, Ffynonberw Thomas James, Bryn; G. M. Williams, Gelligatti; D. Marks Davies, Clunfelyn; Thomas Barrett, Cross Vale; Thomas Davies, Pencader William Jones, Pengraigwen; David Thomas, Blaenblodau Evan Evans, Cwrt Henry Evans, Alltybwla John Clayton Jones, Newcastle Emlyn; John Jones, Penlanfawr Evan Thomas, Coedllwyd; Thomas Bowen, Penquarre and Daniel Bowen, Troedyrhiw. —The Clerk reported the balance in the treasurer's band to be Z1147 18s ld The Master reported that thenumber of paupers in the house during the past fortnight was as follows :—1st week, 15 corresponding week last year, 12; 2nd week, 16. corresponding week, 12. Vagrants relieved during past fortnight, 45; corresponding period last year, 28. The amount of expenditure on out-door relief luring the past fortnight was as follows: -Dtvid Jones, Penbryn District £83 13s 9d to 304 paupers; John Thomas, Cenari h District, £68 8s 4d to 287 paupers.—The Clerk reported that he had received 1 precept from the Clerk to the Cardigan County Council for £407 19s lid for county and technical purposes.—The Chairman, the Rev. Preb. Rhys J. Lloyd,"called attention to the death of the Queen, ind stated that they were all deeply impressed with the high and noble example which she bad placed before her people. In conclusion he moved: That this Board being deeply conscious of the everlasting good which our late Sovereign, Queen Victoria, has by her high and noble example and blameless personal character wrought "pon her subjects all the world over deems it its duty to record its profound sorrow at her death and to express to his Majesty the King and the Royal Family its sincere condolence on the loss they have sustained, and (2) that this Board offers its con- gratulations to the King on his accession to the throne of the greatest Empire in the world, being Eully confident that he will faithfully follow in the footsteps of his revered mother, and assures him of constant loyalty and devotioii.Alr G. M. William* seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried.—The Master reported that Captain Pryse, Noyadd Trefawr, and Col. Lewis, Llysnewydd, had during the past week, sent to the house some rabbits for the inmates. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Davies, Gilfachronw, the thanks of the Board were tendered to the donors for their kind gifts.—Mr John H. Evans gave notice that the Dietary Tables would be con- sidered at the next meeting. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Union Workhouse on Friday, 26th inst., Mr Thomas Davies (vice-chairman), presiding. The other members present wereMessrs Henry Evans, G. M. Williams, D. M. Davies, W. Jones, Thomas Barrett, David Thomas, Evan Evans, Thomas James and John Davies.—The Medical Officer read his report for the past year, which showed that the district bad been practically free from any in- fectious disease, he having only received twelve notifications during the whole period. On the motion of Mr G. M. Williams, seconded by Mr Thomas Barrett, a vote of thanks to tLe Medical Officer for his report was passed.—Mr Thomas Barrett called attention to the question of the Allt- walis water supply, and moved that as this was the proper time to proceed with the work that negotia- tions be entered into with the owner of the land where the spring is situate. Mr D. M. Davies seconded, and it was unanimously agreed that the Clerk communicate with Mr Browne. solicitor, Car- marthen, on the subject.—Mr John Davies, in accordance with notice, called attention to the necessity of erecting a fence on the side of the highway near Penclawdducha, IVnboyr. An accident had lately occurred at the spot. and the inhabitants of the district were pressing: him to get something done. On the motion of Mr Thomas James, seconded by Mr G. M. Williams, the Sur- veyor was directed to prepare a report and submit to the next meeting an estimate of the cost of erecting a fence.—The application of the Surveyor for an increase in his salary was further considered. The Surveyor pointed out that his salary at present was the same as what was paid by the old highway authority in 1852 to the then Surveyor, Mr Charles Davies. He further stated that he had held the office for the last twenty-seven years ;md bad not made any previous application, and considering the enormous increase in his duties, thought he was fairly entitled to a substantial increase. On the motion of Mr W. Jones, seconded hy Mr Henry Evans, it was resolved that his salary be increased from £60 to E75 per annum.—The Contractor for Glanrhyd Bridge submitted a claim for extra work in connection with the bridge, amounting to £32 3s 4d, as they had been compelled in several instances to deviate from the plans. On a vote being taken, it was decided to pay the claim in full.—The Inspector of Nuisance reported that he and the Surveyor had made an inspection of Pontfran Well, Penboyr, and they had decided to recommend the Council to close the same and to lay a pipe to convey water therefrom for the use of the inhabitants of the locality to a spot near the stile on the roadside, and lay another pipe to carry away all surplus water to the brook which was only a few yards distant. It was resolved to ask the Parish Council if they were/prepared to carry out the improvement, and in liie event of their de- clining, to proceed with the work and charge the cost to the parish.
TOWYN. Reference was made on Sunday at all the churcehs to the departed Queen, and the congrega- tions in each case were visibly affected. On Saturday next memorial services will be held at the different places of worship simultaneous with the funeral in London.
MACHYNLLETH. Special reference was made at all places of worship in the town 011 Sunday evening last to the death of Queen Victoria, and in the churches and at several of the chapels the Dead March was played.—A special meeting of the Urban Dis- trict Council was held on Friday last, when, on the motion of Dr E. D. Rees, seconded by Mr Richard Owen, a resolution of sympathy was passed with the Royal Family in their sad loss, and the Clerk was directed to telegraph the same to King Edward. The Nonconformists of the town have decided to hold a united memorial service on Saturday, comencing at two o'clock: at Maengwyn Chapel. The Rev Josiah Jones has been appointed to con- duct the service. A similar service will be held at r the Parish Church on the same day.
1 LAMPETER. FOOTBALL.—A match under the Rugby code was played on the College ground on Wednesday last between the College and School teams. The game ended in an easy win for the Collegians by five tries to two. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—At a special sessions on Wednesday morning in last week, Evan Thomas, labourer, a native of this town, was brought up in custody of P.C. Williams and charged with sleeping in an outbuilding near Pleasant Hill.—The Mayor advised defendant to find employment that day, or to enter the workhouse, otherwise he would be sent to prison. BRONDEIFI CHAPEL.—At a meeting of the members of the Brondeifi Unitarian chapel held on Wednesday evening in last week, it was resolved to take down the present chapel and to build another on a larger scale, the work to commence this month. It has been the intention of the members to re-build at an earlier date, as the present building stands on a sandy place but now it seems the walls give way, and the work has to be done forthwith. The present chapel was built in 1875 at a large cost. PAXTON SOCIETY.—The schedules for the forth- coming show to be held in August are now ready. Mrs Davies-Evans, Highmead, offers a number of special prizes in the various classes, in addition to many other valuable prizes. Last year's show was a most successful one owing to the good prizes which the Society offered, and this year again they have increased the prizes. All persons interested in gardening should send for a schedule to Mr D. F. Lloyd, secretary, who has taken the matter in hand most energetically since its commencement. ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE SCHOOL.—The following exhibitions have been awarded as the result of tie annual examination held at the beginning of this term. Senior Falcondale" E10, John Davies, Pencarreg, (classics); Derry Ormond £ 10, David Davies, Beilicoch, (Science) High Sheriff £10, A. H. Lloyd, Lampeter, (Science) Neuaddfawr Z5, J. E. Leonard, Llanwenog, (General) Princi- pal L5, D. D. Evans, Lampeter, (General); Mayor of Lampeter £ 5, David Jenkins, Llanfairclydogau, (General); Abermeurig" £ 5, Thomas Jones, Silian Z4, D. J. Davies, Bottwnog; Z4, D. T. Evans, Silian E4, Godfrey Evans, Lampeter; L3, D. O. Thomas, Lampeter; iC3, T. J. Rees, Birchgrove Brya Basil J. Morgan, and T. Leigh Jones, Lampeter, £3 each; Old Bank H. J. Hughes, Cayo, and Emrys Jones, Lampeter, R.3 each; Entrance 93, John Jonea, Llanwen Board School. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The Rev T. C. Edmunds presided over a meeting of this Council which was held at the Board Boom on Friday last. FFOSFFIN ROAD. The committee appointed at the last meeting to visit this road reported that a portion of the ro?d was situated in the parish of Pencarn, and this came within the jurisdiction of the Llanybyther Rural District Council. The Chairman stated that the portion on that parish was the worst part of the road. The Surveyor estimated the cost of repairing in the Cardiganshire side at £13 5s. It was resolved to contribute P,7 towards the repairing of the road prior to its being taken over, provided the Parish Council bore the remaining expense, and the Llanybyther Rural Council would repair the portion within their district. It was agreed to take over the Rhosowen road provided the Parish Council contributed the sum of R,2 towards its repair. ROADMEN WAGES. The appeal of the roadmen for an increase in their wages was again considered. f Mr Samuel Davies remarked that it was very difficult to get labourers nowadays at alL and he suggested that the wages be raised to half-a-crown. Mr B. J. Evans said there was a vast difference between workmen and workmen, and he, suggested that the matter be left to the survevor. Mr D. Davies, Ty'ncoed, thought that the wages should be raised to 2s 3d. Mr Marsden said he quite agreed with what Mr B. J. Evans had said. The Chairman feared it would be very difficult to carry out. It was afterwards agreed to again defer the matter. TREFILAN WATER SUPPLY. The Chairman stated that. steps were being taken by the managers to provide the Trefilan School with a water supply. There were great' difficulties in the way owing to the situation of the school, but he promised the Council that everything possible would be done. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held at the Board's Room on Friday last. The Rev R. C. Jones, in the absence of the chairman Mr David Davies, presided. There were also present Rev T. C. Edmunds, Trcfilan Messrs Lewis Davies, Llanycrwys T. H. R. Hughes, Llanwnen; David Evans and Thomas Edwards, Pencarreg; B. J. I Evans, Llanfairclyrlogau; David Davies, Cellan i>i P les- Lampeter; Samuel Davies, Bettws Blcdrws; J. G. Marsden, Silian William Jones, Llangybi; with David Lloyd, (clerk), E. D. Rees, (assistant clerk), David Parry and David Evans, relieving officers. TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. The Clerk stated that there was a sum of Z250 12s in the Treasurer's hands. ,J STATISTICS. Outdoor relief administered during the past fortnight per Mr David Evans for the Llanybyther district was P-39 9s 6d to 129 paupers. Per Mr David Parry for the Lampeter district, iE32 Is Od to 127 paupers. Number of inmates in the House 22, corresponding period last year 21. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight was 18 corresponding period last year 23. THE MASTER. In reply to the Rev T. C. Edmunds, the Assistant Lleik stated that the Master was laid up with ill- ness. r MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The Medical Officer in his report said that As requested by you at the last meeting I be°- to report that I have examined all the inmates of°the Workhouse and find that they are all more or less suffering from mania, idiocy, imbecility, and hypochondria, with the exception of the children. The Rev T. C. Edmunds said that he considered this a serious matter, especially as the Master was ill also. If the Master was suffering, who looked after the inmates. He would recommend that the House Committee should visit the House. < 1. u i j 15. Evans proposed that three members should visit the House and report. This was agreed to. PROPOSED SECONDARY SCHOOL. A letter was read from the Clerk of the School Board stating that as the result of correspondence between the Lampeter School Board and the Board i .cation on the subject of the proposed establishment of a secondary school for girls in Lampeter, the Board of Education have directed that an inquiry with respect to the proposal be held at Lampeter. The school if established will be one not only qualified, but also entitled to receive assistance from the Board of Education and the Local Authorities under the Technical Instruction Act. As no practijal provision has been made either by the Cardiganshire or the Carmarthenshire County Councils under the Inter- mediate Education Act for Secondary Education within the Lampeter Union, the School Board trust that their proposal will meet with the approval of both the Lampeter and Llanybyther District Councils, and that each Council will be pleased to pass a resolution approving of the establishment of such a school, and to appoint representatives to attend the enquiry, the date of which you will have notice of in a few days. The School Board would be obliged if the Board of Guardians will obtain from both County Councils a return showing the amount levied upon and received under the Technical Instruction Act for the last three years, and how the same has been applied, and how much has been expended within and for the benefit of this Union. Mr Lewis Davies said he was very glad to see such a school being started in the town. There was good accommodation here for boys but not for girls, and he was strongly in favour of such a movement. Ultimately, on the proposition of Mr B. J. Evans. seconded by Rev T. C. Edmunds it was agreed that the Rev. R. C. Jones, and Mr John Davies represent the Guardians at the proposal enquiry. The meeting then adjourned till one o'clock, and on resuming, C, the Chairman informed the press representatives that the meeting would be a private one. LLANYBYTHER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. A meeting of this Council was held on Friday last at the Board room, Lampeter. NUISANCE. i Mr Evan Jones, butcher, Cross Hands, appeared 1 before the Council and asked why he bad j aeea sent for. 1 The Inspector said that at the last meeting a resolution was passed that notices be sent to the ,bree butchers in Llanybyther as they had- no 1 proper place to kill. A question was then raised whether Jones' slaughterhouse was in a good condition or not, some members stating that it created a nuisance. Dr Thomas said he must say that Jones' place was lean. It was a question of drainage that was raised at the last meeting, for a nuisance was found in the two other places, t DIPHTHERIA. In reply to Mr Lewis Davies, the Medical Officer stated t"?at there were twocaces of diphtheria a^ain, one on the Llanwenog side and the other 01° the Llanybyther side. He bad t-aced the cales from the Board School, ard he o -deced them to be closed. The accommodation at the school was not what it ought to be. Ilr David Davies prof ored ard Mr David Evans seconded that the schools be closed. < The Medical Officer stated that the County < Council bad taken the matter up, namely, the drainage and the water supply. Mr Lewis Davies expressed himself very discat^- Red with tbe present mode of drainage aud he • hoped something would be done soon. J SECONDARY EDUCATION. Messrs David Davies and Lewis Davies were ap- pointed as representatives to attend at tbe pro- posed euquiry for a school for girls at Lampeter. i
YSTRAD MEURIG. OBITUARY.—On Sunday 20th inst., a gloom was cast over the neighbourbood of Gwnnws, by the ] rather sudden death of Mr E. Williams, J.P. Bron- caradog, as briefly announced in our last issue. < Although he bad been ailing for some time the event came very sudden and the news was received with general regret. Deceased was 85 years of age and leaves one daughter and four sons to mourn 1 their sad loss. All are grown up. The first and < third sons were brought up in the medical profess- ion. Dr. David John is row in Jamacia, and Dr i William Ebenezer is on a voyage from British j Columbia N.A. Messrs Thomas Charles and 1 Morgan Lloyd second and fourth sons together with their sister are at home carrying on the farms at Broncaradog and Pengelly. The deceased gentle- man was the leading spirit of his neighbourhood for over half a century, and as a farmer was con- sidered quite a model during his whole career, and his ready advice and help to his neighbours could at all times be relied upon. For very many years he was a member of the Tregaron Board of Guard- ians, and for several years he had been Justice of Peace of the County, and all public affairs con- nected with Gwnnws Parish were carried on always through his aid. In past years ploughing matches were very frequent, in which deceased acted as adjudicator far and near, and he was con- t'dered one of the most popular and upright ad- judicators in the whole county, but for the last few years all public matters had to be relinquished on account of advancing age. The funeral took place at Gwnnws Church and was a very large one. There were present Rev W. J. Williaws, vicar of the Parish Rev. J. Jones, vicar, Ystrad Meurig Rev. R. M. Lewis, vicar, Llanddeiniol, Rev, J. Lloyd', vicar, Llanilar Rev. E. Jones, vicar, Strata Florida; Rev. J. Jones, Brynmeherin, also the following ministers, Rev. J. Bowen, Bont; Rev T. R. Morgan, Swyddffynnon and Rev Daniel Jones, Llanddewi! The service was conducted at the house by the Rev W. J. Williams, at the church by the Revs J. Jones, and R. M. Lewis, at the grave-side Rev W. J. Williams. The following carriages were present. First mourners. Miss Williams (daughter), and de- ceased's sister Miss Williams, Aberystwyth; nieces, Mrs Richard, Bont, and Miss Jones, Tregaron; Mr Jenkins, Hafod House Mr Evans, Gilfachdwn; Dr Hughes, Llanilar; Miss Hughes, Cwrtycadnaw Mrs Dr Morgan, Pontrhydygroes, Mr Gardiner! Wenallt; Mr Williams, Brynbwl; Mrs Bowen, Bont; Mrs Williams, Ystrad Caron; Rev T. R. Morgan, Swyddffynon; Mr Price, Tynfron Mr Jones, Cefn- llwyn, Miss Owens, Brouwenllfryd; Mr Jones, Aber- magwr; Mr Jones, Tregaron Mr Jones, Wenallt: Mr Jones, Rest; Mr Daniel Jones, Bont; Mr Davies, Ystradteilo; Mr Jones, Berthddu Mr T. Hughes, Bont; Mrs Jones, Llwynygog; Mr Morgans, Ty- mawr, Mr Jenkins, Red Lion, Bont; Mr Jones, Ffosybleiddiaid. Beautiful wreaths were sent by Mrs Dr Hughes, Cwrtycadno; Mrs Williams, Tyn- bedw; Miss Price. Tynfron; Mrs Gardiner, Wenallt; and Mr Herring, Llanafan.