ABERYSTWYTH. "SATURDAY'S SERVICES.—Memorial services will be held on Saturday, at the time- of the funeral of 1 the late Queen, at 12 noon at St. Michael's and Holy Trinity Churches, and at 2 p.m. at the Tabernacle. No LICENSE.—Joseph Edwards, Swansea, mat ,maker, was brought up at the Police Station on Thursday last before Alderman C. Williams and Mr John Lewis, charged by P.C. Henry O. Jones with acting as a pedlar in Great Darkgate-street without a license. A line of Is including costs was imposed. ORGAX RECITAL.—]\Ir J. E. Leah, A.R.C.O., will give another organ recital on Tuesday evening next at the English Congregational Church, Portland- street. He will be assisted on this occasion by Miss A. Harding, London (soprano), and Air W. S. Stephenson, Wrexham (violoncellist), both being artistes of refute. Doovs open at 7.30, and the xecital will commence at eight. OBITUARY.—The death took place at Barry Dock on Sunday morning of Captain Evans, Stanley- terrace, Aberystwyth. Deceased, at the time of his death, was chief olhcer of the steamship Caradog," and was 55 years of age. His body was brougnt home to Aberystwyth on Monday right, and the funeral will take place on Thursday. On Wednes- day morning, Mrs Bennison, wife of Mr Francis Bennison, Terrace-road, passed away after a severe illness extending over several months. Deceased was well-known in the town, and her death is much regretted. 0 GIFT TO THE INFIRMARY.—This institution, so long indebted to the Bomall family, has just received a fine portrait of the late Mr J. G. W. Bonsall, who was so closely connected with the Infirmary and Dispensary for half a centnry. The likeness is a speaking one of Mr Bonsall as he was known to us in his later years. It is a proof en- graving by Morris & Co., London, and ise-enclosed in an oaken and gilt frame. The gift was received at the hands of Mr Bonsall's son-in-law, Mr E. Methuen Leir, of Cwmcoedwig, and now hangs in 4he reception room. RADICAL CLUB. A general meeting of the members of this Club was held on Friday evening last, Mr T. J. Samuel presiding. On the proposition of Mr T. H. Edwards, seconded by Mr T. B. Hall, a resolution of sympathy with the Royal Family upon the death of the Queen was passed and the secre- tary was asked to forward the same to his Majesty King Edward.-The syllabus committee reported that a programme for the session had been arranged which would be printed and distributed. A billiard tournament had also been arranged,for which it was stated the entries were numerous.—The Soiree Committee reported that arrangements had been .made to hold a soiree at tha New Market Hall on Feb 27th in connection with the Women's Libenj Association. BIBLE SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of the Aberystwyth Branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held at the Baker-street In- dependent chapel on Monday evening last, when y r, Dr Cynddylan Jones, the deputation from the parent Society, delivered an address. Mr William Thomas presided, and made sympathetic references to the death of her gracious Majesty Queen Victoria. The Rev T. E. Roberts, M.A. announced that the collection last year amounted to £66 10s, and this year C73 6s. Mr D. C. Roberts proposed a vote of condolence with the widow and family of the late Mr Joshua Rees, who had been a secretary of the society for many years. Mr Richard Jones seconded, and the proposition was carried unani- mously. A FINE WAR PICTURE.—During the past week Miss B. A. Pughe has had on view in her studio at Aberystwyth her latest painting, destined for this year's Royal Academy, which, last year as in previ- ous ones accepted and hung a contribution from her easel. The water colour drawing, 30 in by 20 in, is a portrait of :Miss Wenona Pugl-e, one of the nmrsing sisters in the Welsh Military Hospital in South Africa, who was invalided home a short time since, and is now at the Military Hospital, Cork. She is seated, clothed in her distinctive dress, in one of the wards, pathetically examining a cavalry sword in its scabbard which has been entrusted to her care by its slain owner for safe transmission to his home in England. A terrier with knowing look sits at her feet, attentively watching her face. Both as a portrait and as an incident the drawing in its subdued colours is one which commands attention, and adds yet another to the many high class pictures which are associated with the name of Miss B. A. Pughe, an artiste long connected by family and reidential connections with Aberystwyth and Aberdovey. OLD ABERYSTWYTH.—Subscribers in different parts of Great Britain are now beginning to send in various notes of interest on the first two parts of Aberystwyth: Its Court Leet," already issued. Mr Arthur A. Rollison, Dudley, an active member of the Harleian, British Record and Parish Register Societies, and author of the recently published Non Parochial Registers of Dudley," writes:— "As the records proceed they get very interesting and entertaining. The plates are admirable. The following facts may lead you to the conclusion why the Warneford family were visiting Gogerddan. Lewis Pryse of Gogerddan, Esq, by his wife Mar- garet, daughter of Edward Ryves of Woodstcck, bad two children, the son Lewis and unmarried in 1776, the daughter Mayare married Edward Loveden—Loveden of Buscot, Co Berks, by whom there were three children, (1) Pryse Loveden, who on the death of old Lewis Pryse, inherited Goger- ddan, and Buscot. His mother predeceased her father and assumed the name of Pryse in lieu of Loveden; (2) Margaret, who married Samuel Warneford; (3) Jane. Francis Warneford of Warneford Place, Wilts, D.C.L., matriculated at University College, 14 Dec. 1779, aged 18; B.A. A 1783, and was ultimately of Warneford Place. His l brother Samuel Wilson Warneford also matri- culated same day at same College, aged 16, B.A. 1783, M.A. 1786, B.C.L. 1790, and D.C.L 1810. He was known as The Philanthropist' He was rector of Lydiard Miliicent'1809, and of Bourton-on-the- Hill 1810-55; honorary canon of Gloucester 1844, until his death 11 Jan. 1855. It would be after they had taken their B.A. that they would doubt- less pay a visit to Gogerddan for a rest. The notes on the Bellmen are very interesting. FUERAL OF MR DAVID THOMAS, J.P.—The funeral of Mr David Thomas, J.P., Pantyderi, Llan- badarn-road, which was of a semi-private nature, took place on Friday morning last. The cortege started from the house at 11-30 for the cemetery, the chief mourners being the followrng :Ir Jack Thomas (son), Mrs T. E. Morgan (daughter), Mas- ter David de Say Thomas (grandson), Miss Mary Jones (step-daughter), Mr Evan Jones, jewell- Shrewsbury (stepson), Mrs Jack Thomas, Morgan, Mr Arthur Thomas, Cardigan and Dr W. Protheroe-Thomas, Neath. Amongst those also present were :—the Revs Dr Morris, T Williams, D. Morgan, and Ambrose Jones, Mr E. P. Wynne (mayor), Alderman Peter Jones, Dr Morgan (Nant- ceirio), Major Hugh Bonsall (Lluest), Messrs B. E. Morgan, T. H. R. Morgan (L. and P. Bank), Howell Evans (chief constable), Hugh Hughes, Evan Evans, Dan Jones, Isaac Griffith, Thomas Griffith, J.P., Edward Evans, J.P, Richard Morgan, J.P., David Howell, J.P., William Richards, John Owen, T. H. Edwards, 1. Collins, D. F. Ellis, Capt James, David Lloyd, David Jones, D. C. Rowe, W. T. Williams, D. Parry, Price Phillips, Inspt. Morgan, Supt. Phillips, Sergt. Phillips, etc. A short service was held at the cemetery chapel, the Rev Dr Morris officiatirig, the same gentleman performing the last burial rites at the graveside. On Sunday last Dr Morris preached a special memorial sermon at the Welsh Baptist Chapel.
h. University College of Wales SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY.—At the last meeting held in the Botany Lecture Room, papers were read on 'Photography in Pigments and Natural Colours by G. P. Allen and on Some Biological Aspects of History, by H. J. Fleure, B.Sc. CHURCH STUDENTS' SOCIETY.—A meeting was held last Tuesday night in the National Schools when Miss Tolman read a paper on I Religiotis Drama and its Influence.' JAPAX.-At the second of a series of meetings for the study of Japan, two papers were read, one on the History of Japan, Mythical and Early,' by D. T, Davies, and the other on The Aim," by J. James. Dr Lloyd Snape has received an important ap- pointment under the Lancashire Technical Instruc- tion Committee.
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. LACK OF PUBLIC INTEREST. The annual meeting of the Aberystwyth sub- branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Crualty to Animals was summoned for Saturday morning last at the Town Hall. At the hour for which the meeting had been convened, viz., 11 o'clock, the only members present were Mrs Geddes Smith (president), Mrs Principal Roberts, Mr W. H. Colby, and Mrs Elizabeth James (sec.) This small attendance was probably due to the fact that the meeting was not properly announced. That the movement does not command any interest in Aberystwyth is very evident, and as Mrs James is the secretary of several kindred societies in the town the members should consider the I advisability of relieving her of her duties, and I appointing a person who would be able to infme ( jnthusiasm into the work. After vainly waiting on Saturday for more members to put in an appear- ince, the Secretary, in reply to a question, said ;hree members were sufficient to form a quorum. Mr Colby Not for a general meeting ? The Secretary: Yes, the rule says that three members of the committee form a quorum, and I take that for any meeting. The President said it seemed rather unsatis- factory to go through the year's work with the treasurer not present, and especially as Mrs James told her she wanted to retire. The Secretary: Some members know that I intend to retire from the secretaryship, and' Mrs Smith thinks of retiring from the chair, also. Mr Colbv su2s;ested that the meeting be ad- journed. Mrs Roberts said as this was the annual meeting, and as there were such important things as the President' and Secretary's resignations, she thought they should have a good attendance to 9 appoint successors. Could the meeting be held at any other time except Saturday morning, which was, perhaps, inconvenient. The President: It seems an absurdity to hold a meeting like this. The Secretary: The meetings have always been held on Saturday mornings, and I don't think v. • have power to alter that except at an annual meet- ing. Mrs Roberts We are not bound to adjourn to the same day of the week. The Secretary: If four have not power to transact business how have they power to change the day ? Mr Colby We don't dispute the power, only we dispute the expediency. After further discussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting until the following Wednesday at four o'clock.
ABERAYRON. SUCCESS.—In the list of successful scholars and exhibitioners at Jesus College, Oxford, we are pleased to find the name of Mr Morgan E. Davies, fourth son of our esteemed fellow-townsman Dr Davies. The value of the exhibition is C50 per annum for four years. Mr Davies returned to Llandovery on Thursday. He will enter Jesus College next September. SHIPPING. -The s.s. "Deloraine" of Glasgow arrived last Tuesday week with coal for Capt Williams, Bridgend House. Being larger than the steamers that usually enter our harbour she attracted much attention. LECTURE.—On Friday evening, at the Assembly Rooms, the Rev J. M. Griffiths delivered a lecture on the Endowments of the Church." The chair was taken by Mr Munro Hughes. There was a good attendance. ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday evening in last week, when the s.s. "Deloraine" was discharging coals, Miss Kate Davies, Rock-terrace, accidentally fell between the ship and the quay. Fortunately, the ship was not afloat or her death might have been brought about in a terrible way. BRITISH SCHOOL.—The Headmaster is to be congratulated on the increased efficiency and progress of this school. The proportion of teachers to pupils is very inadequate, and is, we believe much less than the average in elementary schools. Great credit is due to Mr Davies for his successful management of the school and for his continued success in preparing and coaching the pupil teachers for their yearly examinations, two of them this year passing their annual examinations in a highly satisfactory manner. OBITUARY.—Last Thursday the mortal remairs of Miss Anne Evans, late of 6, Alban-square, Aber- ayron, were brought by train from London to Aberystwyth, and thence by hearse to Llanerch- aeron Churchyard, where the interment was made on Thursday afternoon. The funeral cortege was a large one. The Revs J. M. Griffiths and D. W. Davies officiated. Much sympathy is felt with the two brothers and three sisters of the deceased. QUEEN'S DEATH.—The news of the Queen's death was received here on Tuesday night As soon as the sad event was known the Church bells were tolled, the schools were all closed the next day, the meetings of the Guardians and Rural District Council on Wednesday, and of the Urban District Council on Thursday were also adjourned. REHEARSAL.—The Congregationalists of Aber- ayron and district held a rehearsal for the next Festival at Peniel on Thursday evening. The conductor was Mr T. L. Evans, Castell. LIGHT RAILWAY.—The latest developement in the matter of the Light Railway does not seem to have roused much interest here. On the other hand the public men of the town are quite apathetic with regard to it. It is understood that the consent of all the landowners from Aberayron as far as Llan- rhystyd all along the route of the proposed line had been obtained on a former occasion, Enterprise and push are evidently at a discount in Aberayron. No public meeting was called to consider the matter as was expected. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—The second public meeting in connection with this Society was held in Peniel Chapel on Wednesday the 23rd inst. The Rev. T. Gwilym Evans presided. The attendance was satisfactory, the floor of the chapel being crowded The programme was proceeded with in the following order :-Son- "Y fam ai baban." Miss J. Cathe-ine Jones song Chwifio'r Cadach Gwyn." Miss Davies, Aberarth duet -1 Old Folks at Home." M" s Lizzie Davies and Nellie Jones song Deigryn a'r fedd Mam." Miss M. Edith Thomas. Then followed an exceedingly able, interesting, and timely address by the Rev J. Howell, Llwyncelyn, on Temperance. In the course of his remarks the speaker emphasised the fact that the evil of the liquor traffic lies not in the persons who deal in it, but in the trade itself. He enlarged on the essential and intrinsic wrongness of this widely-prevalent evil. The only means of success- fully combating this national curse was not by legis- lation but by creating and educating a healthy public opinion on the subject. Habits and customs were often great hindrances in the way of the spread of temperance, e.g. fairs, markets, auctions, &c. He quoted the opinion of Lady Henry Somerset to show that the public-houses were mainly supported by moderate drinkers. In conclusion, he ureed upon all to become total abstainers After Mr Howell's address, which was very impressive, Miss A. B. C. Davies, Aberarth, sang "Rwy'n myn'd i rywle". Next came Dowch adref fy nhad." Run by Miss Whetton. and Fy anwyl Walia Wen." sung by Mr David James, the meeting terminating with the singing of a congregational hymn. About thirty signed the pledge at the close. Temperance is evidently making strides in Aberayron, if figures are a criterion of progress, for this Society already numbers 120 members. The success of the Society is in a large measure due to the efforts of the ener- getic secretaries, Miss Hughes and Mr D. Williams, B.A., in providing so varied and interesting a pro- gramme for each meeting. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. This Council met on Thursday last, when there were present:-Afr J. T. Evans (chairman) Rev J. Davies, Messrs John Rees, J. R. Evans, and David Evans. An order issued by the Local Government Board was laid before the Council altering the date of the election of district councillors in the present year from April lst to March 25th. With a view of celebrating great and important events the Council resolved to purchase a Union Jack, and also the Standard or Ensign. The Clerk stated that he had, in accordance with instructions, issued a circular to each ratepayer in the District appealing for books and financial assistance to the library. The plans of two new villas, proposed to be built near Nannau Hall, were submitted to the Council and approved of. A resolution of sympathy with the Royal Family upon the death of the Queen was passed on the motion of the Rev J. Davies, seconded by Mr J. R, Evans.
PONTSAESON. SUICIDE.—Mr John Davies. Brynmaenmawr, committed suicide by hanging himself, on Monday last, in a stable. Deceased had been low-spirited for some time. An inquest was held on Tuesday, when a verdict of "Suicide while in a state of insanity," was returned.
PENLLWYN. WEDDING.—Miss Harriet J. Vaughan, Tynffordd, was the recipient of the following presents on the occasion of her marriage with Mr David Jones, Dalston, London:—Bridegroom to bride, gold brooch set with diamonds; bride to bridegroom, gold nicks; bridegroom to bridesmaid, gold brooches Mr Jones, London (bridegroom's father), cheque; Mrs Jenkins (sister), brass fender, fire- irons and coal scuttle; Miss Jones (sister), double set of chamberware; Mrs Vaughan and Miss L. M, Yanghan (mother and sister of briJe), eheque Miss M. A. Vaughan (si.,er), eiderdown quilt; Miss niam Yaughan (sister), blankets rnd trinket set; Miss E. Vaughan, Penybont, silver dessert spoons Miss E. Vaughan,:Aberystwyth, silver dessert forks Mr and Mrs Parry, Tyllwyd, cheque; Miss J. Davies, Tyllwyd, damask tablecloth; Mr and Mrs' Howells, Trering, table knives and forks; St. Michael's Board School, Shrewsbury, handsome pictures; Miss Pye, Shrewsbury, hand-painted plaques; Miss Cope, Shrewsbury, silver butter knife; Miss Mabel Pier, Shrewsbury, photo; the young men of Hill's Lane Chapel, Shrewsbury, silver cruet stand Mr and Mrs Corbett, Shrewsbury, cheese dish; Mrs Powell, Glynmelindwr, Penllwvr, pair of ornaments; Miss James, Tuny banc, cash Mrs Thomas, Tanybanc, cash; Miss Lewis, Tany- Janc. pair of vases Mr and Mrs Roberts, Doigelley joloured table-cloth; Mr and Mrs Jones, The > %f Exchange, Penllwyn, counterpane; Mrs James, Tynllidiart, cash; Mr and Mrs Morris, Paridv, silver preserved dish Mrs Thomas, Melindwr-view, silver breakfast crnet stand Miss Lewis, Post Office, silver dessert forks Miss Lewis, Tynllidiart, silver dessert spoons ;JMr and Mrs Owen. Penglais- road, Aberystwyth, silver salt cellar; Mrs Humph- reys, Penbontbren, towels; Misses A. and L. Rowe, North-parade. Aberystwyth, damnsk table coth; Miss Jones, Minafon, Penllwyn, silver jam spoon Miss Williams, Doigelley. dinner napkins; Miss Pierce, Glentworth-street, London, flower pots; Master Hugbie Hughes, Cwmceulan, ornaments; Mrs Owen, Dolpandy, tray; Mr and Mrs Rees, Miss Williams, Doigelley. dinner napkins; Miss Pierce, Glentworth-street, London, flower pots; Master Hughie Hughes, Cwmceulan, ornaments; Mrs Owen, Dolpandv, tray; Mr and Mrs Rees, Tynllidiart, vase irons; Mrs Edwards, Tynffordd, muffin dish. Miss Hughes, Tvnewvdd, Dlaeneneau jam dish; Miss Jones, Blaencaeau, cake stand; Miss Jones, lihiwartlien, sugar basin and cream jug; Mr and Mrs James, Aelybryu, towels; hisses Jennie and Blodwen Jones, Penaraig', butter cooler and pickle jar; Mr and Mrs Adams, The Laburnums, damask table-cloth; Rev Mr and Mrs Morgan, The Poplars, damask table-cloth; Mrs Capt Lewis, Aberystwyth, toilet covers; Mrs Pierce, Fronheillog, towels Sunday School class, Pen- llwyn, brass clock: Mr T. Hughes, Penbontbren, cash; Mr and Mrs R. Hughes, cash. Handsome presents were also given by Miss Whitfield and Miss Mathews, Shrewsbury.
MACHYNLLETH. SUNDAY ScrtooL MEETING. A meeting of delegates of the various Methodist Sunday Schools in the Machynlleth district was held at Cemmes on Sanday last, when Alderman Richard Rees J.P., Machynlleth, was re-elected secretary for the ensuing two years. AMBULANCE.—At a meeting held at the Railway Station on Monday evening under the presidency of Mr T. S. Morgan (station-master), it was decided to hold ambulance classes again this year. to be held every Tuesday evening at 8.15. Dr W. R. Williams was appointed instructor and he will give an introductory lecture on the subject of Health on Tuesday evening- next. DEATH.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs Williams, wife of Alderman David Williams. Maengwyn-street, who died somewhat suddenly on Sunday evening last. She was about and perform- ing her domestic duties up to Fridav evening, when her final illness commenced. Much sympathy is expressed with Alderman Williams and his family in their bereavement. The funeral takes place to- day (Thursday) at Machynlleth cemetery. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—On Monday even- ing a meeting of the electors of the parish of Isy- garreg was held at the Board School, Derwenlas, to consider the vacancy in the representation of the division on the County Council owing to Mr Edward Pritchard's retirement. It was unani- mously resolved that Mr John Jones, Glanmerin. who has previously represented the division on the County Council be again asked to become candidate. Mr Jones, who was present, seeing the unanimous wish of the meeting, acceded to the request. The meeting pledged itself to do all in its power to secure Mr Jones'return. THE BEAUTIES OF MONTGOMERYSHIRE.—Now that the Urban District Council contemplate pro- ducing a book of views and a guide book to Mach- ynlleth and district, an extract from an article written by Mr Richard Williams, F. R. Hist, S" Newtown, in an old number of the Geninen may prove interesting. In describing the scenery and beauties of the county, he says that De Quiency called it, the" gorgeously-wooded county of Mont- gomery. Dr Chalmers and Prof. Wilson made a walking tour right through the county, and one pronounced the view from Montgomery Castle as the finest he had ever beheld, whilst the other gave precedence to the view from the Wylfa, the hill overlooking the Dovey Valley, near Machynlleth, and which commands a wide prospect. LECTURES.—On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fri- day evenings in last week Miss Draper, lecturer to the National Healtb Society, delivered interesting lectures at the Board School, Derwenlas, under the auspices of the Technical Instruction Committee of the County Council. The subject of the lectures for the first two evenings was The Sick Room.' and the last evening The cure of infectious dis- eases." The lectures were secured through the instrumentality of the Parish Council, and Mr John Jones, Glanmerin, undertook the secretarial duties. The attendance exceeded the best expec- tations, several persons from Eglwysfach, Mach- ynlleth, and the surrounding district availing them- selves of the lectures. Mr E. Pritchard (chair- man of the Parish Councjl), Mr Evan Jones, Cyn- ffyrch, and Miss Jenkins, Maesteg, presided at the different meetings; ISYGARREG PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of this Council was held on Friday evening last at the Board School. Derwenlas, when there were present, Mr Edward Pritchard, Tynohir (chairman); Messrs John Jones, Glanmerin Thos Tudor, Gellilydan J. H. Evans, Morben Isaf L. M. Pugh. Caerbcrbian; Lewis Lewis, Troedyrhiw; Richard Owen, Hafod- ygarreg; and Mr D. Davies Williams (clerk).— The proposal of the Cambrian Railways Co. to con- struct a fixed instead of a swing bridge across the river near Glandovey Junction was again con- sidered, and the replies received from the different local authorities interested read. The matter was allowed to lie in abeyance for the present, Sand no further resolution was passed. The arrange- ments made in connection with the visit of Miss Draper, lecturer to the National Health Society, were reported upon, Mr Jones Glanmerin, having undertaken the secretarial duties. Attention was drawn to the fact that this Council had invited the MachynllethUrban Council to co-operate in securing Miss Draper to deliver a course of lectures, but the communication containing the invitation was not acknowledged.—A communication was read from the Pennal Parish Council inviting the deputation appointed at the Parish Meeting recently held to meet them at their Clerk's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 6th, to consider the proposed united action to secure a railway station at Quay Ward, and the construction of a bridge over the river Dovey in that neighbour- hood.—It was decided that the request of the Pennal Council be complied with, the deputation appointed consisting of Mr Jones, Glanmerin Mr J. H. Evans and Mr Evan Roberts, Dol(lyfi.-Atten- tion was drawn to the fact that the County Council election was now approaching, and the Clerk was directed to convene a Parish Meeting as soon as the date had been fixed.
CORRIS. PRESENTATION TO MR. H. DAVIES, J.P. On Monday, the 28th inst, a Public Meeting was held at Reboboth Chapel to present Mr Humphrey Davies, J.P., Abercorris. and family, with a testi- monial, as a token of respect for their services in connection with the above church. The meeting was presided over by Mr D. Ifor Jones, Post Office, who in his opening remarks pointed out the unique connection which had existed between Mr Davies' family and the church, during a portion of three centuries. It was his grandfather, Dafydd Hwm- phrey, that was the means of establishing the Cal- vinistic Methodist cause in that district, and he, with others, endured a severe persecution on account of their religion. Even a regiment of soldiers was sent up by a country squire, and the military fired their rifles on all hands, to frighten the penau gryniaid." His son, Hwmphrey Daf- ydd, was as eminent in his zeal and influence as his father, and even more so, and the grandson, Mr Humphiey Davies, has followed closely in their steps, and has proved a worthy son of worthy sires. So this house has been the shelter of the ministers who have officiated at this chapel, and others, from the commencement of the cause to the present time, and it angurs well also for the future. The meeting was then addressed by Mr Richard Owen, Cwmygog, who gave a pithy report of the cause in the district from its commencement. The Rev J. J. Evans, Aberllefeni, pointed out the very efficient manner in which Mr Davies has conducted the singing ot the congregation for the long period of over forty years, and emphasized the good effect which a good singing has upon the service. Mr Morris Thomas, as one who had spent over 25 years as a co-deacon with Mr Davies, testified to his good qualities in that capacity. Then came the pre- sentation, which consisted of a splendid illuminated address, beautifully designed and engraved by a clever Welsh artist. This contained the photos of Mr, Mrs, and Miss Davies, at the top, a photo of the inside of the chapel within the wide border on the left, and a photo of the outside of the chapel at the bottom. It consisted also of a Queen Anne afternoon silver tea service, beautifully engraved. This was presented to Mrs Davies (Miss Davies being indisposed), by Mrs Jane Morris, Garleglwyd, and the address was presented to Mr Davies by Mr W. Jones, Garneddwen-two of the oldest members of the church. Poetic addresses to the recipien 8 were given by Llefeni, Mr Richard Owen, and -Air H. S. Roberts, Board School. The Address was read out by the secretary, Mr John Lewis, Frondeg, which was in Welsh, as follows:- ANERCHIAD CYFLWYXEDIG I Mr. HUMPHREY DA VIES, Y.H., Abercorris, a'r Ten In. Anwyl Frawd, Yr ydvm, ar ran yr eglwys yn Nghapel Rehoboth, Ccrris, yn dymuno cyflwyno i chwi yr Anerchiad hwn. Y mae y frawdoliaeth yn adgofio gydag e lmvg- edd, wrhydri ac vmroddiad diflino eich Taid Dafydd Hwmphrey—ynghyd ag ymdrechion di- ildio a dylanwad daionus bywyd eich anwyl Dad y diweddar Hwmphrey f Dafydd—gyda'r Achos yn ei holl ranau. Bydd y cof am danynt yn fvw, a'u dylanwad yn aros yn berarogl Crist am genedlaethau i ddyfod. Ac y maeyp dcla gcnym ddwyn tystiolaetb i'ch ymroddiad a'ch ffyddloudeb chwithau yn yr un llwybrau. Nis gallwn ddweyd maent ein rhwymau i chwi, vngb- A a Mrs. a Miss Davies, am eich haelioni a'ch lletygarwch i Weinidogion y Gair. Eich ty chwi yw llety fforddolion yr Eglwys hon o'i ch} chwyniad dros gan' mlynedd yn ol. Ac y mae y mawr ofal calon ydych Tel teulu wedi arddangos tuag atynt bob amser, yn tystio i'r llafurus gariad yr ydych yn ei goleddu at Ben Mawr yr eglwys. A sicr genym yw, ei fod Ef yn tain yn anrhydeddus i chwi yn eich profiadau creryddoJ, yn ogystal ag ynj',cich am gylcbiaclau tymhorol. it.; Ond fel Arweinydd y Canu yr ydym 'yn benaf oil yn dymuno datgan ein teimladau tuag atoch. Cawsoch y ddawn i arwain y gynuHeidfa mewn sain can a moliant," ac yr ydych wedi ei hamaethu, a'i chyflwync yn gyfangwbl ar allor gwasanaeth y evsegr. Yr ydym, fel eglwys, yn gvverthfawrogi y gwasanaeth yr ydych wedi ei wneyd i'r Achos yn y cysylitiad hwn am dros ddeugain mlynedd. Mae y safie ucbel sydd i Ganiadaeth y Cysegr yn ein plith, a'r dylanwad a. deimlir trwyddynt yn ein cynulliadau cy- hoeddus, i'w priodoli, i raddau helai-th, i'r ys- bryrliaeth a deflir iddynt genych chwi, o dan fendith yr Arglwydd. Bydded nawnddydd eich einioes yn gyfoethog o'r un ffrwythau, a'r diwedd, fan y de'o, yn dangnefedd. Ar ran yr Eglwys, JNO. ROBERTS, Gweinidog. MORRIS THOMAS RICHARD OWEN Blaenoriaid. D. IFOR JONES J Ionawr, 1901. The Rev John Roberts, pastor of the church, then summed up the object and lessons of the happy event, in a very humorous speech. The choir led by Mr H. S. Roberts, sung appropriate music during the meeting, whilst Mr John Lewis presided at the harmonium. After further remarks by the Chairman, a most pleasant and edifying meeting was brought to a close by prayer by Mr Rhys Owen (W.), Bronrneirion. A telegram was read from the Rev Afonwy Williams, expressing his regret for his unavoidable absence.
BARMOUTH. ACCIDENT.—Harold, aged 8 years, the eldest son of Mr Griffith Williams, Cader View, Abermaw- terrace, was playing with a sausage machine when his fingers were caught between the wheels. He was so badly hurt that one of his fingers had to be amputated. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening, a concert was held at the Assembly Room when the Penrhyn Choir attended, the object is well known, being to raise funds for the aged workmen and their families during the lock-out at the quarries. A good number 0: people attended. Mr H. Evans occupied the chair. COUNTY INTERMEDIATE BAZAAR.- rhe ladies interested in this school hold their weekly meeting at the Wesleyan Chapel Vestry room where they ara busy preparing for the forthcoming Bazaar. Other localities within the school district are also alive to the same question. It is' expected after all their exertion that a substantial sum will be realised towards liquidating the remaining debt on the school buildings. CHRIST CHURCH.—A meeting of the Mutual Im- provement Society in connection with the above Church was held on Tuesday night last week, under the presidency of Mr J. Thomas, C.M. Miss Owen, 8, Porkington-terrace, read an able and compre- hensive paper on Courage," and Miss M. Astley re--d and interesting and instructive paper on The duty of Cheerfulness." A poetical message was also read by the Rev R. Ernest Jones (Pastor) from Miss Northcotte, which was greatly appreciated. After the paper was read, an interestirg discussion followed in which several members took part. ELECTION.-As there will be three local elections between now and March, the Executive of the Rate payers Union have already awakened from their slumber and have held their first meeting at the Board Schoolroom. The members of the Urban District Council were invited and they attended to give an account of their stewardship during their time of office. As is well-known the County Council has refused to entertain the claim respecting the Main Roads from Dolgelley and Barmouth, both cases being similar. Some of the speakers tried as is often the case to saddle the consequence on the representative for this district, because he was not able to influence the County Council to pay the claim that-had been sent in. This plainly shewed that the speakers were quite at sea on this question, for at the last County Council meeting held in December, five of the most influential members representing the Dolgelley district were advocating their claim against the Council, which was well put by Dr John Jones. Still 35 members against 8 voted that the Council do not entertain the claim." When the new arrangement was made Festiniog, Bala, and Towyn had put their main roads into thorough working order and they therefore willingly accepted the terms offered by the Council. Bar- mouth Urban District Council lagging as usual for some reasons better known by themselves lost a golden opportunity. How many times have the claims sent from here had to stand over in consequence of not being presented in due time ? Several meetings are to be held again for the purpose of nominating suitable members to serve on the Urban District Council, County Council, and the Board of Guardians.—Comm. NEW LIBRARY.—It is gratifying to note that this excellent Institution is at last approaching completion. It is believed that the opening cere- mony will take place some time early in March. As is well known, Miss Frances Power Cobbe's valuable collection of books has been bequeathed to the town. So it is sincerely hoped that for many years: to come we shall be diprived of enjoying these books. It is of the greatest importance, however, that a good Circulating Library is provided. A room which will shelvesome thousands of books is contained in the building for this purpose. The present Library contains about six hundred volumes, mostly excellent books, which will be transferred to the New Librarv to form a nucleus of a Library which is expected in the near future to be a credit to Wales. At a meeting of the Book Committee held last Friday, it was resolved to have a new Catalogue of all the books ready by the opening day, it was fnrthur resolved to make a strong appeal to the numerous friends and well wishers of Barmouth for their kind assis- tance in collecting a good number of books for the Circulating Library. Any friends who have one or two to spare would confer a kindness upon the Committee, and through them upon the town in general if they made a free gift of the same through any of the following members of the Book Com- mittee :—Rev E. Hughes, Rev D. Jones, Mr E. D. Jones, M.A., Mr Rees Jones, Aelydon, Dr J. O. Wil- liams, Mr William Roberts, Mr H. Wynn Williams, or the Hon Secretary. IN MEMORIAM.-Two years ago the death of Mr David Williams took place at the advanced age of 76 years. He was one of the most esteemed inhabitants of the town and a pillar to Noncon- formity in the district. He had served the Cal- vinistic cause, in various capacities, as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and the connexion thought it a becoming duty .to raise a fund to place a memorial over his last resting place. The sum of P,40 was soon collected, some coming as far distant as Australia. Last week a Sicilan marble monu- ment was placed over his grave with the following inscription I Er serchus gof am DAVID WILLIAMS, Brynymor, Abermaw, Yr hwn a fu farw Awst 2fed, 1899. Yn 74 mlwydd oed. Bu yn Hwyddog ffyddlawn, ac yn arweinydd llafurus gyda'r canu am flynyddoedd lawer yn Nghapel Caersalem. Codwyd y gofgolofn hon er dangos parch ac anwyldeb tuag at yr ymadawedig. Gwyn eu byd y rhai pur o galon, canys hwy a welant Dduw."
DOLGELLEY. MATRIMONIAL.—On Tuesday, the 22nd inst, at Clapham Common Chapel, London, the marriage of Mr Thomas Ellis, Bro Arran, and Miss Maggie Pierce was solemnized. The Rev Llewelyn Edwards, M.A., officiated, assisted by the Rev J. Machretb Rees. DEATH OF THE QUFE-N.-Tlie Mayor convened a meeting of the ratepayers on Friday night to con- sider what arrangements should be made for Satur- day next, the day of the Queen's funeral. The Mayor (Mr E. Wynne Williams) was voted to the chair. It was unanimously decided on the motion of Mr J, Procter, that the day should be observed as one of general suspension from business in town, and that a procession be arranged. As to the mem- orial services, it was referred to a representative committee, which met on Monday, and decided in favour of more than one meeting, and arrangements are being made by the Free Churches for a mem- orial service in one of the chapels. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The monthly meeting of the Doigelley Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, Jan., 26th, when there were present, Mr Cadwaladr Roberts, Llan- gelynin (chairman), presiding; Mr Richard Mills (vice-chairman) Messrs John Roberts and Griffith Richard. Brithdir and Islaw'rdref; Ellis Williams, LlanabeV; E. P. Jones, Llanddwyweis; Richard Jones, Llanelltyd; Hugh Evans and M. G. Williams, Llanenddwyn; Hywel PUgfI, Llanfachreth; Meyrick Roberts, Llanfihangel; Owen Jones Llanvmaw- ddwy; and Hugh Jones, Talyllyn; with W. R. Davies (clerk), and W. R. Richardson (assistant clerk). STATISTICS. The amount of out-relief administered during the past month per Mr Tom Parry was P-160 4s 10d :o 251 paupers Talyllyn district, per Mr William Davies, £ 122 3 to 198 paupers Number in the louse 48, corresponding period last year 5.2 Vagrants relieved during the past month 55, last year 66. Balance in hand at the bank, P-618 9s lOd. Pans lies in arrear £ 233; cheques signed amounted to £194 8s 5d. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. Before proceeding with the business the Chair- man proposed a vote of condolence with the Royal family in their bereavement by rbe death cf ihe Queen. The Lev Edward Hughes seconded the proposi- tion, which was unanimously carried. DYFFRYN WATER SUPPLY. The Clerk said he had received a letter from the Dyffryn flari,h Council to the Rural District Coun- cil, which he wished to read, as it would be too lale when that body met. It stated that a number of gentlemen had been appointed to meet the Coun- cil with reference to the water supply. As the letter was not signed it was not considered. BARMOUTH RATES. The Chairman said that there was a great deal of grumbling going on at Barmouth because the Board had decided to take proceedings against the overseers in respect of the arrears of rates. It had appeared in the leading columns of a local paper that there were other parishes besides Barmouth in arrears. He could say, however, that of all the parishes which had been arrear, all with the exception of Barmouth had paid. They had written to Barmouth several times but it was of no use. The Chairman of the Finance Committee (Mr Mevrick Roberts) observed that the Barmouth people were under the impression that every public body made Barmouth a kind of a football. It muet be the Devil himself that put that idea into their heads. CALLS. The Clerk presented the annual estimate of the amount required to be raised from the several parishes in the union. The amount was P,300 less tha. the previous year. There was a decrease in all the parishes except two, viz., Llanenddwyn and Llanaber. The calls would be payable by the parishes in four equal instalments. The Rev E. Hughes said he noticed the sum required from Earmouth was less than last year. It was very satisfactory in view of the alterations recently carried at the Hoile- TT- -,loved a vote of thanks to the Clerk for tíiIO GVLtlft M inner in which the affairs of the Boaiu u.u. Deen looked after by him. Mr Owen Jones seconded the proposition, which was carried. MASTER'S REPORT."1 The Master reported that several local people had presented various articles to the House. HOUSE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The House Committee reported that the altera- tions at the House had been completed to their satisfaction, and a cheque in payment for the work done was ordered to be signed.
= TREGARON. SALE.—On Tuesday afternoon Mr J. E. James, Aberystwyth, offered for sale at the Town Hall, the well-known and beautiful estate of Glanbrenig, containing 50 acrcs of land. There was a large attendance of people present, but the bidding was ^ees J°nes, Emporium, fi^st offered £ 2,0<jd and the Rev. T. Davies, Blaenpennal, £ 2.500. the bidding-continued for some time and finally the Hcv. T. Davies offered £ 2,900, but the estate was withdrawn at that price. LITERARY SOCIETY.—The weekly meeting of ti e above society was not held in the usual manner, ti.e piogiamme being withheld till the next meeting, on account of the Queen's deatb. The president, (Mi Uaterhouse) spoke with pTont fooling on tho 1 9 great loss the country bad suffered by the death of Her Majesty. He was also,followedin the same strain by Mr Roberts, excise officer, and Messrs Thomas Evans, G. T. Lewis and M. H. Davies. Mis. Foulkes, County School, played the" Dca zi h" at the close of the meeting. CHURCH COWNCTL.—The Committee tin the Church Tower met in the Vestry on Monday 29th inst. Present The Vicar in the chair Messrs John Jones, Berwyn "Villa, and John Jones, Brenig Villa, churchwardens Evan J. Evans, John Jones, Crown, and W.J. Waterhouse, hon. sec. The Vicar read the draft appeal drawn up by Mr Waterhouse and himself. With one emendation, the draft was appoved on the motion of Mr Jones, Crown seconded by Mr Evan J. Evans. On the motion oT Mr Evan J. Evans, seconded by Mr Jones, Crown Mr John Jones, Berwyn Villa, was nominated to accompany the Vicar and interview the members of the Council. It was proposed, seconded, and unanimously carried, that Mr Waterhouse be asked to undertake the duties of secretary to the com- mittee. The meeting then closed. CHOIR SUPPER.—Mr and Mrs Powell of Sunny Hill last Friday entertained the officials of St. Caron's Church, and the members of the Welsh and English choirs to supper. Between sixty and seventy sat down, exclusive of the family, to an ex- cellent and plentiful- repast. Supper over. the Vicar rose and moved a vote of thanks to V and Mrs Powell in well-chteen terms. In the e of his remarks, the rev. gentleman adverted 10 the good example set by the Sunny Hill family in their constant attendance at church, no matter in what weather, and in their strong interest in all church matters. Mr Waterhouse seconded the vote, re- marking that when members of the Powell family put their hands into their pockets to serve their friends, they did not count what they took out. He considered, however, that a better claim to the thanks of the company was furnished by the great amount of care and work which Mrs Powell especially had undergone, and by the evident desire of her husband to encourage and promote good- will and fellow feeling among the members of the choirs. The vote was carried by acclamation, Mr Evans reading some appropriate penillion. Mr Powell in responding, made his guests heartily welcome and invited them to a similar gathering a year hence, if all were spared. The Vicar then moved that the thanks of those present be given to the choirmasters, the organists, Miss Powell, for her readiness to oblige by singing solos, and Miss Lose Powell for her indefatigable work in con- nection with the practices. The motion was seconded, and carried by acclamation. Mr Water- house in reply said that fQr his part he Was most grateful to his friends for their kindness, and earnestly hoped that the gathering would lead to increased attendance at the practices and a further' improvement in their church music. The tables being then removed the remainder of the evening was passed in singing, the pieces being sacred, or semi-sacied, in keeping with the national feelings at the present time. The company dispersed about 11.30, first singing God save the King." We understand that Mr Powell has cnerously given a large number of rabbits to the poor 01 the town during the last week, some sixty or seventy recip- ients being thereby gladdened. BOARDjjgOF GUARDIANS. This Board met on Tuesday when there were present, Messrs Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower (chair- man), David Williams, Bettws Leiki, E. Lloyd. Blaenpennal; D. J. Williams, Richard James, and Rees Evans, Caron Lower Richard Jones, Caron Upper; Thomas Jones, Doithie United Daniel Lodwick, Gartheli David Davies, Gorwydd; John Jones, Gwnnws Upper Peter Davies, Llangeitho John Owen, Llanbadarn; Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower Rev T. R. Morgan, Lledrod Upper; Thos. Edwards, Hugh Herberts, Nantcwnlle; William Jones, Lewis Oliver, Ysbytty; Charles Jenkins, Ystradmeurig and Thomas Davies, Gwynfil, STATISTICS. Amount of out door relief administered during the past fortnight, per Mr Rees Rowlands, £39 13s to 138 paupers. Number of inmates in the house, 27; number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 21. APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR. The Clerk read a letter from the Registrar- General stating that in view of the unanimous opinion of the Guardians that it was undesirable to alter the boundaries of the Gwnnws sub-district, forms were enclosed to enable the Guardians to nominate a proper person as registrar of births and deaths for the Gwnnws sub-district. Three appli- cations had been received, viz., from Miss Jane Morgan, Hafod Newydd, Rev. T. R. Morgan, Tynylone, and David Jones, Wellington House. The Clerk pointed out that under the regulations a lady was not eligible for the office. The members then voted on the two other candidates, with the result that Mr Morgan was elected by .eleven votes to nine. RE ELIZABETH PUGH. ™The Guardians decided not to grant relief to Elizabeth Pugh, who appeared before them, and regarding whom the Rev J. Davies, Blaenpennal, had written to the Local Government Board. PETTY SESSIONS. These sesions were held on Tuesday, before Messrs D. J. Williams, T. Davies. Wm. Jones, Dr Lloyd, Rev T. R. Davies, and D. Davies. VOTES OF CONDOLENCE. The Chairman referred in feeling terms to the ot l}le Qlieen, and also to the death of Mr Williams, Broncaradog, a member of the Bench, and in both instances votes of condolence were adopted. NON-MAINTENANCE. James Cameron, painter, late of Tregaron, wa- charged by Morgan Morgans, Workhouse Master, with allowing his wife and two children to beconit chargeable to the common fund of the Tregaron Union.—The defendant admitted; the charge, lllH asked to be dealt with leniently stating that III had travelled about the country in search of work —In reply to Mr Wm. Jones, defendant said h, had been earning 38s a week at Tregaron, but h, did not bank any because he was drinkinz.-Tll( bench committed the accused to prison for on' month with hard labour. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Rees Rowlands, drover, Tregaron, was charger with being drunk and disorderly on the highway ;> Tregaron on tbe 22nd December last. A fine of 5 including costs was imposed. P.C. Jenkins proy! the case.—John Jones, 17, Fair View-terrace, Tr< barris, charged by P.C. Jones with a similar ollenc at Llangeitho on the 28th December last, wa ordered to pay a similar amount. A COMPLAINT. Mr W. P Owen, on behalf of the solicitol present, complained of the inconvenience cause to members of his profession and to persons havii busings at the court, by the fact that the businf was frequently not commenced until about tweb o'clock, upon the conclusion of the meeting of 11 Board of Guardians, The Chairman in admitting the inconver.iene caused, Imped that in the future a better arrant > ment would be arrived at. TRESPASS. David Daniel Evans, Llanio-isaf, was charged y Saniuel Palmer, keeper, Blaenplwyf, with < passing in search of game in the daytime on 1; ember 12 Samuel Palmer, gamekeeper, t<tl, that he saw defendant shoot a rabbit on Crynfn bychan land, in the occupation of Mr VVilliai Jones, Ffosheulog. He asked for his writte authority to shoot, which he said he had left a home.—Mr William Evans, Crynfrynbychan, sa be kept the farm. The fertn for about scv years, was the property of *Mr William Jot c Ffosheulog. After a lengthy hearing, the cas was dismissed. ASSAULT. Evan Williams, Llwyn Rhys, Llanbadarn O(lw was charged by Ernest Rogers, Ochor, with assau t at Llwyn Rhys on the 25, 28, and 28 Novemln Mr William Davies (Smith, Davies &- Co ),,tppeiii-(., for the complainant, and Mr W. JP. Owen for t Ii defendant.—Several witnesses were examined an. the Bench eventually dismissed the case. SHEEP SCAB. David Rees, Llech, Llanbadarn-odwyn, un- charged by Supt. Phillips with not giving notice t a constable of having sheep affected with sheep- scab. The defendant an old man, stated that h. did not know that such notice was necessary. H. had not seen any notices posted in Welsh.—A fine of 2s. 6d, was imposed. EJBgTMENT. Mr W. P. Owen, Aberystwyth, applied on bebali" of Mr Thomas Jones, police constable, Llangeitho, for an ejectment order against Mary Davies, Henbantfach. The applica- cation was granted. =- A DANGEROUS PRACTICE. William Thomas, Taibach, Llansybi, was, ly cnargeci by Reuben Bates, Troedyrhiw, Llan- ddewi-brefl, with assaulting him on the 7th January. The defendant did not I appear. The complainant stated that he was coming from the smithy on horseback, when the defendant, who was going home from a funeral in a trap, struck the mare, which ran away. The Bench considered this a dangerous practice, and fined the defendant 5s and costs.
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vr-'f's warriages and Oeatbs BIRTHS. I xjoHEs.—January 23rd. at Brynaeron, Abermeuri the wife of Mr Hugh Hughes, Bodarfor, Sea Vie !-J.a,:e. Alyrystwvth, of a sou. I AMES.January 23rd, at 52, Plastiirton-avenn Cal dity, the wife of Mr R. Edwards James, solici o> a son. 1 ROKKG. -J anuitry 27th, at 1, Aelydon Buildings, B month, the wife of Mr Rees Jones, of a daughW (firstborn). DEATHS. EVANS.—January 21si, at Moss-bank, Barmouth, M Gwen Evans, the beloved wife of Mr Allen Eva joiner, aged 49 years. » EVANS.January 27th, at Barry Dock, Capt. Fv of Stanley-terrace, Aberystwyth, aged 56 years. BENNISON.—January 30th. at Terrace-road, A ystwyth, the wife of Francis Bennison. WILLIAMS.—January 27th, at Maengwyn-streefi Machynlleth, the wife of Alderman David WillijtiS LTOYD .T-1 98!h, Mr Alban Lloyd, Adsolwen, I^bfl aged 82 years. ø Printed and Published hy the Proprietor, GEORG BEES, at the ""WELSH GAZETTE" PrinterieSl Bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County o! Cardigan, Thursday, January 31st, 1S01. •»
Fashionable Wedding at Barmouth. At ChristChurch onTuesday, January 22nd, the Rev ThomasRughes, CalvinisiicMethodistMinister atStock- port, was married to Miss Maggie Evans, the younger daughter of the Rev D. Evans, M.A., Talarfor, Bar- mouth. The chapel was prettily decorated for the occasion, and a large number of friends witnessed the marriage ceremony, which was performed by the Rev D. Evans, M.A., father of the bride, assisted by Rev R. Ernest Jones, pastor of the church.—The bride was attired in a travelling costume of steel grey cloth with a large grey felt hat trimmed with feathers and velvet to match. Miss Hughes, Doigelley (cousin of the bride), was bridesmaid, and was dressed in a pretty costume of blue cloth with a black velvet p'cture hat trimmed with black plumes and under- lined with white chiffon. She aso wore a gold cha in, the gift of the bridegroom. Instead of the usual bouquet, both bride and 'bridesmaid carried floral muffs. The "best man" was tbe Rev Llewelyn Wil- liams, Manchester, a friend of the bridegroom. —After the ceremony, a reception was held at Talarfor, the home of the bride. Amongst the guests invited were Mrs Evans, Conway, and Miss Hughes, Conway (sisters o2 the bridegroom) Mrs D. U. Evans, London; Rev and Mrs R. R. Williams, M.A., Towyn; Mr G. H. D. Evans, Liverpool, and Mr C. M. Evans, Birmingham (brothers of the bride); Mr D. E. Hughes, and Mr Lloyd Hughes, Doigelley Mr Tom Jones, Portmadoc; Mr Robert Jones, Min- ffordd; Miss Creighton, Liverpool Miss M. C. Evans, Barmouth Rev and Mrs R. Ernest Jones. After the reception, Mr and Mrs Hughes left for Crewe, en route for Brighton and the Isle of Wight, where the honeymoon will be spent. A large circle of friends heartily wish the newly-wedded pair every happinness and prosperity. The following presents were received, but a com- plete list is not to hand :—Rev. D. Evans, M.A., Tal- arfor, cheque; Mrs Evans, household linen Mr and Mrs D. O. Evans, London, silver teapot; Mr G. H. D Evans, Liverpool, cruet stand Mr C. M. Evans, Bir- mingham, silver paper-knife Mrs Hughes, Conway, cheque Miss Hughes, Conway, sofa rug; Mr and Mrs Evans, Conway, eiderdown quilt; Rev and Mrs R. R. Williams, M.A., Towyn, sardine box; Mr D. E. Hughes, Doigelley, eiderdown quilt; Rev and Mrs R. Morris, M.A., B.D., Doigelley, oil painting; Miss Hughes, Queen's-square, Dolgellev, picture; Mr Lloyd Hughes, Doigelley, picture; Mrs Tetlow, Radcliffe, d'oyleys; Miss Tetlow, Radcliffe, tray- cloth; Rev and Mrs R. Ernest Jones, case meat carvers; Mrs Pugh, Tircoch, Llanaber, ornaments Mr Pugh, do., fruit dish; Mrs and Miss Winchester, Clonnel, biscuit box; Captain and Mrs Roberts. Fronallt, Dolgelley, view Mr and Mrs J. E. Mills, Caersws, pair brass candle- sticks; Miss Rees, Doigelley, sideboard cloth; Rev and Mrs Williams, Oswestry, preserve dish; Mrs Jones, Craigydon, sardine dish Mr and Mrs Edwards Coedcymer, Doigelley, eiderdown otiilt Mr and Mrs Williams, Glanytraeth, preserve dish; Miss Fanny Williams, Coalport, sugar basin and cream jug; Miss Jane Owens, Talarfor, sideboard cloth; Mr and Mrs Roberts, GlanJJWilliam, pair of slippers Mrs Armer Williams; Sea View. sugar basin and cream jug Miss Owen, Llwyngwril; carver rests; Miss Thomas, Brynmaw, silverwater jug Rev E. Jones-Edwards, Arthog, case fish carvers; Mrs D. D. Joseph, Tonv- pandy, afternoon tea cloth Miss M. C. Evans, 11, Porkington, silver sugar basin Miss Falconer, Glan- ywerydd, book Miss Lewis, Newport, Mon, painting; Mr Robert Jones, Minffordd, brass inkstand; Mr and Mrs Bennet Williams, Llanaber, pair plaques; Mr Llewellyn Edwards, Bala, views Mr Williams, Tynycoed Buildings, Barmouth, afternoon tea cloth Miss Davies, ditto, d'oyley; Mrs Owen, Hafoty, pair towels; Mr Robert Hughes, Brynsiencyn, cheque Mrs Captain Jones, Carnarvon, cheque; Mr W. Williams, Carnarvon, cake stand; Mr and Mrs J. Owen Carnarvon, cutlery Mr Winter Stockport, case spoons; Revand Mrs D. C. Evans, F.G.S., Conway; brush stand Mr and Mrs Morrip, Metropolitan Bank, Newcastle Emlyn, silver and sifter; Mr and Mrs John Owen, StocKport, tea service Mr and Mrs R. Owen, Stockport, dinner service; Mr and Mrs Smith, Davenport, vase Mr Robert Williams, Carnarvon, ornaments Miss Gwladys Evans, Conway, photo frames Mr and Mrs E. S. Powell, table centre; Mr Jones, Conway, cushion Miss Creighton, Liver- pool, set toilet mats Mr and Mrs Thomas, Hillside, Barmouth, photo frame; Dr and Mrs Lloyd, Bar- mouth, set of views Mr Tom Jones, Portmadoc, preserve dish.
Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions. Mr Willis Bund, as chairman of the Cardigan- shire Court of Quarter Sessions, sent on Wednes- day, the 23rd inst, the following telegram to Sir Francis Knollya, at Osborne:—"As Chairman of the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions, I beg to ex- press the Magistrates' profound grief at the death of Her Majesty the Queen, and their respectful loyalty and devotion to His Majesty the King." Mr Bund received the following reply:—" Am com- manded by the King to thank you and the magis- trates of Cardiganshire for your kind expressions of sympathy -E(,)UERRY. GALAR GLEWION. Mae adroddiad wedi dyfod i law o Capetown yc dweyd fod yr holl Foeriaid sydd yn garcharorion yno wedi cytuno i amlygu eu parch i goffadwriaeth y Frenhines trwy roddi heibio eu holl ddifyrion (' amusements') hyd ar ol claddedigaetli ei Mawr- hydi. Duw a helpo y trueiniaid byn !—nid ydym wedi darllen am neb etowedi gwneyd cymaintafcerth er dangos gwir alar. Canys beth all fod natur difyr- ion a chwareuon y trueiniaid hyn nid gwaitb hawdd ydyw eu babertbu ag ystyried eu cyflwr truenus. Gorchest nodweddiadol o ddynion gwrol a mawr- frydig ydyw byn, a gresyn ein bod mewn rhyfel gythreulig a'r fath bobl. Ystyrier amgylchiadau y carcharorion byn-rnaent mewn alltud o'u gened- igol wlad. Ni wyddant beth sydd wedi dyfod o'u cartrefi, a'u gwragedd, a'u plant. Cofier, hefvd, mai trwy ymladd dros fodolaeth cenedlaethol y syrthiodd llinvnau y Boeriaid hyn i leoedd mor anhyfiyd ac yn y UeoSdd anhvfryd hyn y maent yn ddiymdroi yn t tlu y warogaefh olaf i'n grasusaf Frenhines, yn yr unig fodd í-ydd yn eu gallu. Er fod y Boeriaid ymheU o fod mor anllythyrenog ag y myn rbai gwaedgwn i ni gredu, eto nis gellir dis- gwyl iddynt yn gyffredin i ddeall dirgelion y Cy- fansoddiad Prydeinig—a pha sawl mil yn y wlad hon s\dd heb fod yn ei ddeall Ond mae anwy- bodaeth y Boer yn hyn o beth yn gwneyd ei d ;yrnged o barch yn 11a ver mwy unply r, oberwydd priodola y Boer gynaint o allu a chyfrifoldeb i'n Brenhines ag a fedd ti yr Arlywydd Rruger. Mae y warogacth hon yn brawf rhyfeddol o ddylanwad byd-eang cymeriad rhagorol Victoria; ac o'r parch a enynai; ymho b 11 wyth ae iaith; ac y mae hefyd yn brawf eglur fod y Boeriaid yn ddynion llawer amgenach na'r barbariaid creulon y camliwir hwynt gan y rhai sydd hoff ganddynt ryfel yn cin gwlad gorwareiddiedig ni.
London Letter. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] London, Wednesday Afternoon. THE SITUATION. The newspapers are so full of gossip and tittle-tattle about the Royal Family, that I shall not dwell upon the £ id event of last week. Black is the predominant colour everywhere, and a gloom seems to have settled upon the Metropolis. Probably in a., a week's time, and especially after the King's- progress through the city we shall return again to a more joyous mood. So much has been written about the pros and cons of the South African situation, that people are getting heartily sick of the subject. Nevertheless it may interest your I readers to read an account of the feelings i with which some classes regarded the American War in the last century. This- j account I take from a contemporary Welsh novel, being the History of Ned Evans, of Carnarvon in 1796. The parallel is very close, ] Carnarvon in 1796. Tha parallel is very close, ] AN ALDEEMANS VIEWS. f Indeed the frankness and good humour f of the alderman made this day very agree" f able to our gentlemen, although he was no- friend to the cause in which we were embarked—for he condemned the American! War in every instance, both the principle f and the conduct of it; and in this he wad? very disinterested, for he made a great deal by it, as he dealt very largely in th victualling line, which is never so profitable, as in time of war. But he was a man who loved liberty and humanity better than, money, and he considered both as outraged ir. this contest. 1 love my country/' said he, I love the King, I revere the con- stitution, and therefore I deeply lament that there should be men about the throne so short-sighted as to involve their Sovereign in a contest that may very possibly in thfl end shake the kingdom to its foundations." Why in the world should you think so?* said Captain Rivers. I have always thought so, Captain," replied^the Alderman* 1 consider the| PRINCIPLE OF THIS WAR As unjust from the beginning, for England can have no right to tax America without her consent. If it was just, it is y impolitic for America would liberally giv to your request what she never will yield tC your sword. We were told in the beginnin of this contest, that it would be a dispute <3 a few months only, and that two thousand disciplined troops would scour the continen from one end to the other, We are no entering upon the sixth campaign, every on4 of which has been more unfortunate th that which preceded it; and after having loSf above forty thousand lives, and incurred one hundred millions of additional debt, vo are farther from the point than when w commenced. But this is not the worst flj it, we have by our perfidious politics, goad those into implacable enemies who w dispofed to be our friends; and we ha moreover roused them to consider theiy natural rights—an enquiry which those w' wish to govern should above all others h hushed into silence—an enquiry which 4 promise you will not be confined to America and which I will venture to predict w* plant thorns, never to be eradicated, in evell crown in Europe." Surely we have here an excellent picturf of the course of the present war. Alay il not be so calamitous to the interests of Greaf Britain as the American War. I —— ■ M