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ABERYSTWYTH. A MARRIAGE has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Mr David Howell, J.P., draper, and Miss Jones, second daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Hugh Jones, J.P., Laura-place, FREEMASONRY.—Councillor T. E. Salmon, of the Terminus Hotel, was on Thursday evening last initiated a member of the Ancient. Order of Five- masons at the Corbett Lodge (1533j, Towyn. COLLEGIATE.—Among those upon whom the degree of M.A. was recently conferred at the Senate House, Combridge, we find the name of J. E. D. Jenkins, Emmanuel College,, Cambridge. Mr Jenkins is a brother of Miss Jenlaas, librarian, of this town. PERSONAL.—The numerous friends ot Chiet Constable Howel Evans will regret to learn that he bas been confined to his house for the past. week through indisposition. Mr Evans is now, however, progressing satisfactorily toward recovery. LONDON MISSIONARY Som ETY.-On Sunday last sermons were preached ?nd collections taken at the English Congregational Church, on behalf of this well-known Agency. In the morning Mr Maynard preached, giving much of his personal impressions of India, its caste systems, religions, and the highly cultured Brahtno Somaj. In the evening Mr George James, whj returns to Neb- raska, U.S.A., this week, was the preacher. "THE CHILDREN'S BILL.The congregations at the different places of worship on Sunday even- ing passed resolutions praying the Government to pass into law what is popularly known as The Children's Bill," and which is intended to make the sale of drink to children under 16 years of age il- legal. NEW POST OFFICE.—The facade of the new building to Great c-slyeet is now rapidly rising, and gives promise of something unique in our local architecture, to much of which it will be a welcome change. The sorting room at the rear is now being roofed in, vitli a view to its speedy occupation by the officials. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCHES.—The formation of a local branch of the Union of these Churches was decided upon last Monday evening at a meeting held in the schroolroom of Baker-street Inde- pendent Chapel. The churches interested were asked to appoint their representatives, and a fur- ther meeting will be held early in April. THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH. Dr Thomas, the medical officer of health, is, we are glad to state, progressing as favourably as can be expected from the effects of the accident which befell him last week. The extent of the injuries is not so serious as it was at first feared. General sympathy is expressed with Dr Thomas in his misfortune. PHOTO(.RAPIIIC.-Mr J. W. Thomas, of the Studio, 1, Great Darkgate-street, has succeeded in enlarging with remarkable faithfulness a photo of Lance- Corporal David Thomas, of Gogerddan Cottages, who is now serving with the South Wales Borderers in South Africa. The enlargement, which has been made without losing neither in detail nor proportion, is now on view in the window of the above premises. GOOD TEMPLARS.—The weekly meeting of the local branch of the Independent Order of Good Templars was held at Progress HJ-, on Friday evening last, when Mr Thomas Vau^Jian presided. The following is the programing go*ie through :— Pianoforte solo, Miss M. Dough't&iy recitation, Miss Evans and Miss Davies; addresses were delivered by Mr Richard Jones, Mr Dalid Thomas, and Mr Johnson Thomas, U.C.W. THE PAXTON SOCIETY,—An excellent paper; on "Orchids, the Millionaire's flower." was read by Mr R. C. Williams, of the Queen's Hotel Gardens, at the meeting of the Society held at the College oh Wednesday evening fest. Several exceedingly well selected bioorns. from-Alderman W. H. Palmer's and Captain Cosens' collections were shown and discussed by the members. At the next meeting Mr Taylor, from Falcondale, Lampeter, will read a paper on Vegetables TABERNACLE CHAPEL.—At a meeting of the members of the Calvinistic Methodist Church wor- shipping at Tabernacle, on Thursday evening last, Messrs Evan Evans, solicitor, Laura-place; D. C. Roberts, J.P., David Owen, saddler; and Joseph Jones, porter at the University College, were elected deacons, Tabernacle, as is well-known, is the largest Nonconformist place of worship in the town, and the historic associations of the church are of great interest. It is fiffieen years since an election of deacons took place before. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the Assessment Committee for the Aberystwyth Union was held on Monday at the Union Workhouse, when there were preseent:—Mr G. F. Roberts (chairman), Messrs T. E. Salmon, Edwin Morris, William Morris, W. A. Miller, James Jones, David Edwards and John Morgan. The Committee was engaged for some time in considering several notices of objection to the valuation lists. The Overseers of the parish of Uchayndre were directed to bring in a new supplemental valuation list. This being the last meeting ojLthis Committee for the triennial period, Mr Wi-li?ffn Morris proposed, and Mr W. A. Miller seconded, a vote of thanks to Mr Fossett Roberts for his services in the chair during the past year. This having been unanimously carried, Mr Roberts suitably acknowledged. ENTERTAINMENT.—The annual entertainment in connection with Tanycae Sunday School was held on Friday evening The Rev T. Levi occupied the chair. The following urogramme prepared by Mr W. R. Jones, was rendered:—Hymn, by the children; recitation, Sarah Jane Robert4; recita- tion, Katie Edwards; recitation, hor.wcn; recita- tion, Maggie Hopkins;recitation. Eliza. Jane Jones; recitation, Dora Ann Griffiths; song, Elsie Ellis; recitation, Blodwen Jones recitation, T. Herbert Morgan; song, D. Hugh Griffiths; song, Myfanwy Griffiths and Jennie Jones recitation, Floiie Humphreys recitation, Lizzie Jones song, Evan Hugh Humphreys; recitation. Claudia Evans and party; recitation, Florie Davies; song, John Elias Griffiths: recitation, Mary Rees Owen; song, Margaret J. Morgans recitation, Margaret Hopkins Jones recitation, Joseph Hopkins; song Miss A. Jones and class; recitation, Morgan J. Owen; song, Lizzie Williams j recitation, Mr David Owen song, Maggie L, Humphreys recitation, Lizzie A. Will- iams song, Maud Pickering; recitation. Emma A. Morgan; song, Tommy Jones; hymn by the children. The usual vote of thanks to the Chair- man being passed, a pleasant evening was brought to a close. MR. DAVID JENKINS'S NE"W$)PF.RA,—A large and appreciarive audience greeted thft first per- formance of Mr David Jenkias, Mu&^Bac.'s new opera, "The Enchanted Isle,at the Pnblic Hall, Abetavon, on Thursday evgfcing'last^ and which was repeated to equally g-ood houses on Friday and Saturday evenings. The opera is Denuded on scene, from Shakespeare's "Tempest." It was pro- duced under the auspices of the Port Talbot Male Voice Choir, and the full orchestral accompani- ment was entrusted to Mr Hulley's Band, Swansea. The first scene, on a ship at sea, opens with a rollicking chorus by the Male Voice "Party, and it, goes with a splendid swing which thoroughly arouses the audience; but perhaps the most appre- ciative part of the libretto is laid in the second scene, when Miranda and Ferdinand meet in their love song. Miranda is at her best in this scene, and Ferdinand also sustains his part admirably. Mr Jenkins was especially delighted with the first production. In an interview after the performance, he said it was a great pity that the Executive of the National Eisteddfod did not foster musicians in bringing out work of thai kind instead of leaving it to a male voice party. The Welsh people would excel in opera of that kind, as they were deeply dramatic, and works of such a nature ought to be supported, and he could not help tbinkingthat the Executive of the National Eisteddfod should strike out a new path in rhe manner he had indi- cated. FUNERAL OF MRS ROBERTs-The funeral of Mrs Jane Roberts, 11, Marine-terrace, widow of the late Frederick Rowland Roberts, of Penvwern, and mother of Mr F. R. Roberts (of the firm of Messrs Roberts and Evans, solicitors), took place on Satur- day morning last at Aberystwyth Cemetery. The funeral cortege left the house shortly after twelve, and included the carriages of a large number of the county gentry. The <dn<^f mourners were the following:—First carriage, Mrs More and Mrs Parry (daughters), and Mr J Parry (son-in-law). Glanpaith; second carriage. Mr and Mrs F. R. Roberts (son and daughter-in-law); third carriage, Mrs Fossett Roberts, Mr G. Fo«sott Robert- Miss Laura Parry and MioS Jennie Parry; fourth carriage, Dr Edward Roberts, Manchester, and Mr Evan Evans; fifth carriage, Mrs Roberts' servant (Anne), Mr Vaughan and Miss Thomas. Amongst those also present, or who sent carriages, were Sir Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan; Major John Bonsall, Fronfrait h Lady Evans, Lovesgrove; G -n-ral Jenkin-Joncs, Dolau; Capt Coscrs, H'-onpadarn; Mr Edward Powell. Nanteos; Mr R. J. R. Lnxdale, Castle Hill; Capt Hugh Bonsall, Lluest; Air Hughes Bonsall, Glanrheidol; Dr Morgan, Nantneirio; Mrs Richards, Brvneithen; Misses Davies, Glyn; and Mr Parry, Llidiarde, together with Messrs H. C. Frver (county clerk), Lloyd Lewis eX. P. Bank). J. D. Perrott, E. P. Wynne (mayor of Abe -ystwyth), Geddes Smith (solicitor), Joseph Jones, Abermagwr; Richard Richards, Gwarfelin; Evan Richards, Pennwch; Rev J. P Evans (vicar of Lianfihangel Croyddin), Capt Win.'ira James, T Griffiths, J.P., Arthur J. Hughes (town clerk), and .J. Mat bias. Aberystwyth; Robert Roberts, Blaengader; John Hughes, Waun- grug; Morgan Evans, Cnwch; John Jones, Min- ffordd; William Wright, Frundale, etc. The fol- lowing workmen on the Penywern Estate acted as bearers:—Messrs John Jones, George Griffiths, John Hughes, William Roberts, Henry Joel, Lewis Powell. William Williams, Thomas Morgan and David Davies. The usual burial service was read at the cemetery, the officiating clergyman being the Rev Archdeacon Brotheroe. There were no flowers, bv request, out the coffin bore three wreaths from Mr F. R. Roberts. Mrs NIore, and Mr Parry /Glanpait h). The cofiin was of polished oak, and the sides of the grave had been lined vith moss J and flowers. j OFF TO THE WAR.—Mr Edward Wynne, son of Mr E. P. Wynne, mayor of Aberystwyth, has been accepted for service in South Africa, and will sail in the course of a few days. Mr Wynne will act as medical compounder. He will pay a visit to Aber- ystwyth to-day (Thursday) previous to his de- parture. SALE OF LEASEHOLD PROPERTY.—Mr R. K. Jenkins, auctioneer, has, within the last week, sold by private treaty the corner shop in Railway- terrace and the adjoining house to Mr Samuel (the present occupier of the shop) for £ 1,280; and also the house and premises in the same square called Dolgau'' to Capt Davies for £570, all being part of the erections recently completed by Coun- cillor T. E. Salmon. 11 BOOK, LAND AND PEOPLE."—This will be the subject of a lecture, dealing with the Jews from a Christian standpoint, to be delivered by Mr Samuel Wilkinson, of the Central Hall, London, at the Old Assembly Rooms on Monday evening, March 25th. The lecture will be illustrated by views, designs and the cinematograph The chair will be taken at 8 o'clock by the Rev T. Levi. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Tuesday morning of Capt Richard Jones, Vaenor-street, at the age of sixty-three years, after a severe illness. Deceased was well known in mining circles, having attained a great deal of experience as minin agent in Spain. South Africa, and other places. He was an eye witness of the fight between Dr Jameson's men and the Boers at the notorious Raid at Krugersdorp. Great sympathy is felt with the bereaved widow. The funeral will take place on Saturday. PETTY SESSIONS. -On Wednesday, before Messrs E. P. Wynne (mayor), R. J. Jones, and Edward Evans, the adjourned case of the Aberystwyth Electric Lighting Co., who were summoned for neglecting to abate a smoke nuisance in Mill-street, was again heard. The Bench granted a further adjournment of six weeks, to enable the Company to carry out certain works.—Mary Thackham, 39, Queens-road, and George H. Evans, late of North- gate-slreet, painter, were ordered to pay 15s and 9s, respectively, due as arrears of poor rate. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—Polling for the elec- tion of Guardians will take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The candidates have been busily canvassing during the week. The candidates are Ward No. 2, Mr J. J. James, solicitor, Mr B. Ellis Morgan (old members), and Mrs E. H. James, Crugiau; Ward No. 3, the Rev T. A. Penry, Mr T. E. Salmon (old members), and Mr D. C. Owen; Ward No. 4, Mr Edwin Morris (old member), Capt D. James, Mr R. J. Jones, and Mr C. Meehan. There will be no contest in Ward No. 1, the old memberS being returned unopposed, POLICE CASES.—John McGodern, Kildare, Ire- land, labourer, was brought up at the Police Station on Thursday last, charged with stealing a bunch of leeks and two eggs, value 2d the property oi Eliza- beth Felix, Cambrian-street, on the 13th inst. Accused was bound over in a sum of L5 to come up for judgment when called,upon, and to pay costs.— Violet Beardsmore, Birmingham, domestic servant, who was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Aberystwyth on the 13th inst, was discharged with a caution.—On Friday, Evan Lewis, Talybont, labourer, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a flannel shirt and two stockings, value 5s, the property of Evan Jones Williams, Cynnullmawr, Llanfihangel-Geneurglyn, on the 12th inst. Evidence was given by the prosecutor, and P.C. Young proved arresting the man at a farm near Penrhyncoch.—Accused was committed to prison for 14 days with hard labour. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—The annual com- petitive meeting in connection with Lhe Baker-street and Penmaesglas Sunday Schools was held on Wednesday evening, March 13th, at Baker-street Congregational Chapel. In the unavoidable absence of the pastor (Rev Job Miles), the chair was occupied by Mr Evan Evans, Vaenor-street, Mr H. Meredith being the conductor. The adjudicators were the follow- ing :-Mnsic, Mr J. Lumley Davies,G.T.S.C, LJedrod; recitations, Mr Edward Jones, B.A., and Mr Robert Price, both of U.C.W.; poetry, Mr H. Meredith; essays, Rev J. Llewellyn, Borth; pencil sketch, Mr Parry, Board School. Competition in the majoriry of the items was keen, that being especially so in the bass solo, where there were seven competitors. The winner of the prize, Mr L. J. Morgan, received high commendation for his rendering, which was described as being in sympathy with the nature of the composition and displayed careful training. This was Mr Morgan's first appearance as a com- petitor, and his was a popular one. The awards were astottayw:—Impromptu speech, Mr J, J. Davies, U.C,W. pencil sketch of Penmaesglas Chapel, Mr D. G. Pugh; essay, The passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea," "Sylwedydd," whose real name did not transpire; essay for girls on Miriam," Miss Ann Hughes, Alexandra Hall; four eight line verses on the subject, 1, Uwfr o'r graig yn Horeb," Rev D. Talmon Jones englynion, Y Gwehydd," prize divided betwj^jkjlessrs Joseph Jones and Evan Davies; recftaticm, •' Brwydr Trafalgar," Mr John Edwards; recitation for boys and girls under 12, 11 Beth sydd hyfryd," Master Edgar Williams; recitation for boys and girls under 16, Master D. G. Pugh; solo for girls under 14. Dyma Feibl anwyl Iesu," Miss Gwladys Williams; solo for boys under 14, Plant bach dedwydd," Master Edgar Williams; soprano solo, "Golomen Weri.Miss M. W. Parrv: tenor solo. Iesu cyfaili f' Mr John Jenkins, Pen- parke bass solo, pmnctaidd wr gofidus," Mr L. J. Morgan duett, Man i ganu," Mr Green, U.C.W. and friend; quartette, Arglwydd ein lor," Mr J. Harris and party; octette, "Llanbrynmair," Mr Arthur Jenkins and party; male voice party, "Fyddinoedd dewrion dirwest," two parties, best Mr J. M. Evans and patty. On the proposition of Capt Jones, Trinity-place, a vote of thanks was accorded those who had taken part in the proceed- ings, and also to the adjudicators for their services, and to the Chairman for presiding. Mr H. Meredith proposed a vote of thanks to those young ladies who had supplied the rosettes with which the successful competitors were invested, and this was unani- mously carried. Miss Miles, as accompanist, performed her duties in a capable manner, while the secretarial duties were efficiently carried out by Mr John James, George-street. TROUBLE AT FROXGOCH MINES. S MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSIONS. Dissatisfaction has again broken out amongst the workmen employed at the Frongoch lead mi-.ies.- Tbe origin of the trouble seems to have commenced on Saturday, March 9th, when, owing to a "slip" underground, twenty-five of the Welsh workmen were discharged temporarily. This gave rise to considerable dissatisfaction amongst the Welshmen, who maintained that the Italian workmen also employed at the mine, should be suspended. About 10-30 the same night a dynamite explosion took place, near the barracks where the Italians reside, but, fortunately, no one was injured and no damage was done. About five o'clock on the following Wednesday morning, a similar explosion took place near the house of Capt Heinie, at Cwmnewyddion, Several windows in the building were smashed by the shock, and the residents much terrified. The police were notified of these facts, and several houses, including the Italian barracks,were searched for explosives, but the result of the search has not yet been made known. It is not believed that the explosions are in any way intended as acts of in- timidation, but considerable mystery surrounds the whole affair. That considerable friction exists between the Welsh workmen and the management of the mines, however, is very obvious, and this has been heightened during the past week by the dis- charge of more men.

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