ABERYSTWYTH 1 w ATED URGENTLY—Some repairs to the foot- path along the bank of the Ystwyth, especially a covering over a certain gully which is a positive danger in its present state. CONVALESCENCE.—Dr Abraham Thomas is hap- pily recovering from his recent accident and on Easter Day was able to take a short carriage outing. OBITUARY.—Thomas Williams, 27, a porter at Rea's Stores, and formerly of Llangawsa, died unexpectedly on Friday morning. Deceased, although known to be unwell, was out a few days previously. PSYCHOLOGICAL LABORATORY.—In view of the growing importance of that branch of psychology, known as psycho-physics, it has become necessary to epuip more tully the psychological laboratory at the College. A dramatic and operatic performance will be given to morrow (Friday) evening in aid of this object. Further details appear in our adver- tising columns. FOOTBALL.—Aberystwyth fulfilled the last of their Easter engagements on Tuesday, when they played Llanidloes at the Vicarage Field. The weather was showery, but the field in fairly good condition. The result showed a runaway victory for Aberystwyth who piled on the agony to the extent of twelve goals to one, the visitors scarcely having a look in at any period of the game. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—There were large con- gregations at the anniversary services iu connection with the Methodist Free Church, Railway-terrace. The services commenced on Thursday evening last, and were continued on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday. The special preachers engaged for the occasion were the Revs. G. Parry, Llanbadarn; J. A. Morris, D.D., Aberystwyth D. Tivy Davies, Bont; and Mrs. Rees, formerly of the U. M. F. C. Deaconesses Institute. Collections were taken toward defraying the chapel debt. COUNTY SCHOOL.—John Morgan Jones, Garth- fawr, a pupil of this school, has passed the entrance examination to the National Provincial Bank. Last week we recorded the appointment of John Morris Edwards, Llanilar, also a pupil, to one of the foreign banks in London. Percy Edwards. another former pupil, son of Mr Evan Edwards, The Laurels, has j Dined Clare College. Cambridge. He has already passed the first part of the Univer- sity Little-go, which includes mathematics and Paley's Evidences of Christianity. He intends taking up the medical course of the University and will begin residence at Cambridge in October. A practical examination in cookery took place at the school on Thursday for candidates who had been entered for the examination. Miss Northmore, of the South Wales College for cookery and domestic arts was the examiner. The examination was con- ducted for the Central Welsh Board. EASTERTIDE.—The Bank holidays this year were marred by inclement weather. Rain fell in heavy showers throughout the greater part of Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, making it ex- tremely unpleasant for the week end trippers and others on pleasure bent. Good Friday, however, turned out delightfully fine, the sun shining brilliantly throughout the day. There were no special attractions provided, the majority of the townspeople evidently preferring quiet walks in the country where they could witness the gradual open- ing of the gates of Spring by the silent forces of Nature. The Marine Promenade was well patron- ized by visitors and residents alike. Special ser- vices were held at the churches, the Three Hours" being attended by fairly large congrega- tions. There were no services at the Noncon- formist places of worship excepting at the Free Methodist Chapel. On Good Friday evening a sacred concert was held at the Pier Pavillion, and a cantata was performed in the New Market Hall. A football match on the Vicarage field drew a large crowd, and a goodly number availed them- selves of a day's outing by taking a trip up the coast by a special train. The Thursday evening trains, which had to be run in sections, brought in a large number of visitors, including a good sprinkling of old students, chiefly women. Carriage proprietors had a busy day on Good Friday, not a vehicle of any description could be got for love or money about noon, so eager were all to hie away and make the most of the sun while it shone. WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE.—Over fifty mem- bers of the Institute were conveyed in fotw brakes for a days' outing to Aberayron on Saturday last. They left Progress Hall, Mill Street, about 9-30, and reached Aberayron soon after 12. In the after- noon a picked eleven of the members played a football match against Aberayron Town, and after a good game the match ended in a draw of two goals each. At six o'clock the members assembled at the Assembly Rooms. Mr Daniel (U.C.W.) occu- pied the chair, and amongst those also present were Messrs Fleure (U.C.W.), Shakesoy (U.C.W.), Eyan Lewis (secretary), Willie Hughes (assistant secre- tary), James Barson, and John Evans (members of Committee). Mr Daniel gave a short address, and a song The Village Blacksmith," was rendered by John James Davies. Afterwards the Chairman handed the tournament medals to the following successful competitors Draughts—1st prize, J. E. Jones; 2nd prize, Evan Davies, Powell-street. Whist—Louis White and J. W. Jones, Foundry. Rings—David Griffiths and Peter Ellis. Dominoes —J. W. Jones, Foundry, and Evan Davies, Blue Gardens. Bagatelle—Owen Jones and Edgar Benson. Corporal Fritz Lewis having sung Queen of the Earth Mr Evan Lewis gave a short address, and moved a vote of thanks to Mr Elsden (whose absence they all regretted), to the Chairman, Com- mittee, and officials. The vote was carried enthusiastically. The members started for home at 7 o'clock, and reached Aberystwyth about 10 o'clock, after having enjoyed their trip immensely, so much so that arrangements are being made for another outing in six weeks time to the same place. After doing good work the Institute closed on Fri- day last for the winter season, but it is hoped to re- open in more suitable premises in Chalybeate-street in October next. The number of members is about 250. GOOD FRIDAY*S CONCERT.—At Aberystwyth, during the last ten or fifteen years, Good Friday has regained a fair share of'its original solemnity, and the former tea meetings, entertainments and other boisterous public gatherings have been almost entirely done away with on that day, whilst a considerable portion of the community-both chapel and church goers-look with some disfavour upon a concert given on Good Friday, though it be advertised as sacred." This must, to some extent, explain why the Pier Pavilion was not overcrowded last Friday evening, as the programme presented on that occasion was of the highest order. The artistes were :—Soprano: Miss Lilian Morgan, R.A.M. who delighted and astonished her many friends and admirers by the rapid progress she has made during the comparatively short time she has been at the Academy. Contralto: Miss Elaine Cliffe, R.A.M. This is the first time we have had the pleasure of hearing Miss Cliffe, and bearing in mind the satisfaction felt with the manner in which she acquitted herself, it is hoped at no very distant date, to hear her again. Our old friend Mr Maldwyn Humphreys, owing to a rather severe cold, was unfortunately unable to fulfil his duties as soloist, he however by careful manipulation, managed to sustain his part in the concerted numbers. We very keenly regret the unavoidable omission of Gounod's Serenade, which was to have been enhanced by a flute obligato, Mr Ellis M. Evans of Barmouth, the possessor of a very promis- ing tenor voice, acted as deputy to Mr Humphreys, and thoroughly captivated a section of the audience. Mr Evans is an amateur, but we under- stand however that he intends entering upon a course of training next Autumn, and wish him every success. Mr Amos Jones, basso, was in splendi1 form, especially in the two oratorio solos of his choice, which were admirably suited to his voice and style. Mr Leah played a pianoforte solo, and accompanied with considerable skill and discretion throughout, we wish however, that his services had been dispensed with in the quartettes, as we consider that quartette and pari-singing is at its best unaccompanied. Mr Leah's artistic accom- panying, as well as the sweet tone of the magnificent instrument at his disposal, were especially manifest in the two numbers out of Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah." The treat of the evening was the marvellous playing of Mr W. L. Barrett, the Eantist, who is a professor at the Royal College of Music, and is in all probability the greatest artist on the flute England possesses. It is to be hoped that those, who, from negligence or religious scruples, missed this treat, will have another opportunity oT listening to the charming perform- formances of this virtuoso, of whom Wales has very good reason to be proud. The programme was as follows :-QTiart eft "0, gladsome Light (" Golden Legend"), Sullivan. Misses Morgan and Cliffe, Messrs Humphreys and Jones Song, "There is a yreen hill" (Gounwl), Mr T. Amos Jones; Song, Softly awakes my heart" (" Samson and Delilah)," Saint-Saens, Miss Lilian Morgan; Solo Flute, «I IVRV- W T. T!NRRO+T v,TC'K5"lV, M Encore, Andahmse," (Pessard) song, O love, from thy power" ("Samson and Delilah"), Saint- Saens. Miss Elaine Cliife; Song, 11 Dream of Parad- ise (Hamilton Gray), Mr Ellis M. Evans. Encore, "A Song of Paradise" (Rawlings); Duet, 0, lovely Peace" ("Judas Maccabtcus"), Handel, Misses Morgan and Cliffe; Song," Why do the nations" (Handel), Mr T. Amos Jones" Solo Piano, "Cachoncha"(K:]S). Mr J. E. Leah; Song, "The Promise of Life," Mr Ellis M. Evans. Encore, The Sailors GraveSong, "Angels guard thee" (Godard), Miss Elaine Cliffe; Air, Is not His word like a fi:" ?" (" Elijah") Mendelssohn, ilfrt. Amos Jones; Solo Flute, Neapolitian Airs" (Paggi), Mr 1W. L. Barrett (Encored); Air, "Angels eve is bright and fair" ("Theodora") Handel, Miss Lilian Morgan. Encore-the second part of He shall feed his flock" (Handel); J Quartett, Crossing the Bar" (J. E. Leah), Misses Morgan and Cliffe, Messrs Humphreys and Jones. NATURE Notes.—On Thursday last, the 4th inst, Mr W Hughes Jones, solicitor, and Superintend- ent Phillips saw four swallows, near Llanbadarn. PROPERTY.—The leasehold corner shop, known as 1, Castle-terrace, was offered for sale by Mr R. K. Jenkins on Wednesday afternoon, and with- drawn at P-600. VESTRY.—The Easter vestry meeting was held at St Michael's Church on Wednesday, when there were present, Ven Archdeacon Protheroe, Rev Ambrose Jones, Messrs E P Wynne, Ellis Morgan, Thomas Griffiths, G Fossett Roberts, Cox, J D Hughes. and Richards. Messrs E P Wynne and Ellis Morgan were reappointed churchwardens and Mr Fossett Roberts reappointed lay elector. OBITUARY.—The death is announced at Bourne- mouth of Mrs Herford, wife of the Rev Brook Herford, D.D., London, and uncle to Prof C. H. Herford, of U.C.W, The deceased lady was Hannah, daughter of Mr William Hankinson, Hale, Cheshire, and was married in June, 1852. She was widely and deservedly known and loved in Tod- morden, Sheffield, Manchester, Chicago, 15oston, and Hampstead, the scenes of her husband's long and successful ministry. A CLEAN SHEET.—The weekly Petty Sessions were held on Wednesday at the Town Hall, before Messrs E. P. Wynne (Mayor), Thomas Griffiths, Peter Jones, Isaac Hopkins, R. J. Jones, and Ed. Evans. There were no cases for trial. Mr Rufus Williams, Lion Hotel, applied for an hour's exten- sion of his license for Saturday night on the occasion of the Old Students' Re-union. The application was granted. A certificate exempting his son, Edward John, from vaccination was granted John Edwards, 32, High Street. MINISTERIAL.—Mr D. C. Williams, B.A., son of the late Mr Wm Williams, printer, has received a unanimous call to become pastor of one of the Methodist churches of Penygroes, near Carnarvon. Mr Williams is now completing a biennial theologi- cal course at Trevecca College. He is a'graduate of the University of Wales, and is an old student of U.C.W., where he held the Cynddelw Scholarship for Welsh language and literature tor some years. He is a member of Salem Chapel, and has had a large and varied experience both in this town and in London, where he began his ministerial career in matters relating to temperance and literary societies, and the social aspects of Church work. His duties in his new sphere of work will begin probably in September. ENTERTAINMENT.—Few treats at Eastertide are looked forward to with greater eagerness, especially by the young, than the annual entertainment given by the Portland Street Band of Hope, of which Mr. David Thomas, Northgate House, is the mainstay and leading spirit. Only those who have been under the kind training of Mr. Thomas can rightly estimate the amount of time and the whole-hearted devotion he has to throw into the undertaking, year after year, in order to bring it to a successful issue. This year's entertainment took place on Tuesday evening at the Buarth Hall, when Alderman C. M. Williams pre- sided. The programme contained a pleasing Varietyl of items, including a cantata entitled "Princess Vespida, which was performed in an admirabe manner. The Irish dialogue was a complete success, so was the manning of a "temperance ship" by a crew of six. The chorus by twelve little sobbers was delightfully amusing. The other items were—man- doline solo, by Miss M. A. Lloyd; duett, by Messrs. G. and R. Jones, and song by Miss A. Campbell. COMPETITIVE CONCERT.—On Easter Tuesday evening a grand competitive concert was held at the New Market Hall, when three handsome cups were offered for competition. Mr William Thomas, chairman of the School Board, presided over a large audience. Mr D W Lewis, F.T.S.C., Brynaman, was the adjudicator of the solos, and the Rev. T E Roberts, Shiloh, and Mr Jenkyn Jones, U.C.W., of the recitations. Mr J E Leah, A.R.C.O., was the accompanist. The competitions had attracted the cream of local talent, the following being the pro- gramme :-Part 1.—Recitation, Curfew must not ring to-night." Mr J. F. Hollier, Aberystwyth song Lovely Spring," Miss M. E. Owen, Aberystwyth recitation, The Wreck of the Hesperus," Mr Thomas Jones, Aberystwyth; song, "Lead, kindly Light," Mr J. J. Davies, Aberystwyth; recitation Ymson y Llofrudd," Miss' A Jenkins, Aberystwyth; song," Brad Dynrafon Mr G. Haydn Jones, Aberystwyth; recitation, "Yn yr Ystorm," Mr W. H. Morris, Penllwyn; song, He was Despised," Miss Lizzie M. Jones, Aberystwyth; recitation, The. Victim," Miss O. Mary Jones, Aberayron song, The Wreck," Mr D. B. Williams, Lampeter; recitation, "Yr Emyn Olaf," Mr John James, Penparke.—Part 2.—Recitation, The Women of Mumbles Head," Miss M. Evans, Aber- ystwyth recitation, Mark Antony," Miss E. LI. "Warrington, Aberystwyth recitation, Gwron y Conneumaugh," Miss Jennie Morgan Pontrhydy- groes song, The Promise of Life," Mr D Hughes, U.C.W. recilation, Y Groes Ddu." Miss Kate Jones, Llanfihangel; song, Canwyll fy llygad wyt ti," Miss E. J. Warrington, Aberystwyth recitation, Yn yr Ystorm," Miss Mary Davies, Tregaron song, My hope is in the Everlasting," Mr Ellis M. Evans, Barmouth; recitation, Rum Maniac," Mr Arthur Williams, Aberystwyth. The standard of the competitions were of a high order, and the first prize for the best solo was awarded to Mr Ellis M. Evans, Barmouth, and the second prize to Miss Lizzie M. Jones, Aberystwyth. The prize for the. best recitation was awarded to Miss Jennie Morgan, Pontrhydygroes. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr D M Hamer, whodeserves praise for having introduced such a high-class entertain- ment to the public of Aberystwyth. CANTATA.—A very\successful performance, pre- sided over by Mr T. Arthur Levi, B.C.L., was that given by the children of the Tabernacle Blue Ribbon Choir at the Market Hall, on Good Friday. Cantata y PlaLt," which is a work admirably suited for a good choir of children, assisted by a few adults, was creditably performed. The music of the cantata was composed by Dr Joseph Parry, and the words were written by the Rev Thomas Levi. The conductor of this new choir is Mr David Griffiths, a brother of the late Mr Richard Griffiths, who did so much good work for music and singing in the town and neighbourhood during his brief career. It was pleasing to see his young brother taking up the same work in so earnest and capable a manner. It will probably give him more pleasure than anything else to know that his choir performed in a manner that delighted all who heard it. Miss Katie Levi took the part of accompanist. The singing was not only in perfect tune and time, but was entirely without strain or harshness. It was the purest singing which has 1 z7, been heard in Aberystwyth by such a choir for a very long time. The solo parts were well selected and some of them particularly effective. The singing of the Cuckoo," the two "Goldfinches," the "Wren," the "Bee," and the "Thrush" was excellent. Special metion must also be made of a recitation by the Bee." With a little better stage management-ttie performance would have been no doubt more effective..The large'audience were, how- ever, more than pleased as it was. It is sincerely hoped this excellent choir will keep up its practices, and give still greater proof of its undoubted talent. The evening's programme was as follows :-Address by the Chairman chorus, Cor Caersalem," choir song, "Promise of Life," Mr D. Hughes: son, "O Llefara Addfwyn Iesu," Miss Lizzie M. Jones; recitation, The Fireman's Wedding," Mr A. J. Phillips: chorus, "Sing To-night," choir; song, "Lovely Spring," Miss Mollie Owen; duett, "0 how Amiable," Miss Lizzie M. Jones. Cantata y Plant Cydgan Agoriadol; solo, Y Bachgen," Mr Lewis Thomas; "Ban y Bachgen," Mr E. Tom- ley Evans; Can y Gwcw," Miss Eunice Lewis; Deuawd yr Eubine," Misses Lizzie Williams and Louisa Jones "Can y Bachgen," Mr Lewis Thomas Can y Robin Goch," Master J. H, Edwards recit, "Yr Eryr," Mr J. B. Jenkins; Can yr Eryr," Mr Lewis J. Morgan recit, Y Plentyn," Master Johnny Herbert; Can y Dryw Bach," Mr J Arthur Hughes; Unawd, Y Fronfraith," Miss I z Maud Piokering; Y Wenvnen a'r Fronfraith," Misses Elizabeth Edwards, M. Pickering, & Maggiie Rowlands Can Y Bacbgen," .Mr Lewis Thmoas I ioa,, Can yr Eos," Miss Ellen Davies; Triawd Yr Ehedydd," Misses M. M. Davies, Ellen Davies, and Mr Lewis J. Morgan "Can y Bachgen," Mr E. T. Evans; Cydgan." Finale—" Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesday, April 9th, when there were present Mr William Thomas, chairman, presidin,, Professor Edward Edwards, Mrs Griffiths, Rev Prebendary Williams, Archdeacon Prothero, with Mr F. R. Roberts, clerk and Mr Appleton, art master. FINANCE. Bills to the amount of zC14 12s 6d were presented and cheques were drawn for the same. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. A letter was read from the Home Secretary acknow- ledging on behalf of the King the vote of condolence with the Royal Family passed by the Board It was decided, on the proposition of Mrs. Griffiths, to have the letter framed, and that it be hung in the girls department. A letter was read from Mrs A. J. Hughes, calling the Board's attention to a little boy wiio attended that school who was blind, suggesting that he should be sent to a blind school and enclosing a scale of charges of an institution of that description. The Chairman thought that it would be better to refer the matter to the Visiting Committee so as to ascertain the feelings of the boys' parents in the matter, and that the Clerk should communicate with the Bristol School in order to obtain information. The Chairman's suggestion was agreed to. APPLICATION. An application was received from Miss Elsie Owen, assistant at the Infants' Department, for an increase in her salary. The Clerk said that Miss Owen at present received Z26. In reply to the Chairman the Clerk said that Miss Owen had served the Board twelve months at the above salary as an ex-pupil teacher. Archdeacon Protheroe proposed that the matter be referred to the Visiting Committee to report to the next meeting. Mrs Griffiths seconded the proposition which was agreed to. PROPOSED NEW SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOL. I Mr D. E. Jones, Inspector 6f Schools, attended to confer with the Board with reference to the proposal to procure more suitable roum for the instruction of science and art subjects. He stated that he wanted to see them partly because some of the classes had fallen off, and to get some information. About two years ago it was found that the Board School was not a suitable place in which to hold the classes. There was a great deal of discussion on the subject at the time as to where they could be removed to, whether to the County School or new Town Hall. He wanted to know their position in the future, whether they could get a room in the new Town Hall. Rev Prebendary Williams said it was a question that had cropped up for many years past. With reference to the Town Hall they could have a room or two in which to hold the classes in addition to the County Court and other offices. The Chairman thought there was hope in the near future. A few months ago he called upon Mr Morgan, the architect, and he saw the plans, which contained a room for Science and Art instruction of 40 feet in length-a very suitable room. The plan had been deposited at the London office of the anthcarities, and at the last meeting of the Council an application had been made for the borrowing of a sum of money. On I Tuesday week the Clerk received a letter from the Local Government Board stating that an Inspector would be sent down to inquire into the fact. Rev Prebendary Williams asked if there would be room to further extend the Town Hall if necessary. He thought that a town library could be made there, so that the students could read whilst waiting for their classes. Prof. Edwards thought it a disgrace to the town that it had not got a fine Art School already. Prebendary Williams remarked that as they had not seen the plans would it not be better for the Board to have them before them. The Clerk explained that some time ago the plans had been prepared for the Board by Mr T. E. Morgan. The Chairman suggested that Mr Jones should call at the office of Mr T. J. Morgan, architect, to see the plans, which Mr Jones consented to do, and also to ascertain if there was any land available at the rear. A vote of thanks having been passed to Mr Jones, the meeting ended. ABERYSTWYTH BOARD SCHOOL. On Thursday morning prizes for attendance were distributed at the above school, together with medals to the following children Boys' Department.—John A. Jones, Fred Williams, Thos. R. Jones, John Evans, R. J. Ellis, Edwin Jones, Lewis J. Williams, Sidney Jones, J. Jenkin Evans, Robert W. Ellis, Wm. Davies, R. T. Williams, B. Lloyd Williams, T. Thomas, Tudor Thomas, Evan D. Rowlands, W. J, Roberts, Isaac Roberts, H. Parry, W. Joseph, Ivor Lewis, W. Johnson, J. Hughes James, E. J. Hughes, J. Arthur Hughes, Edward Edwards, Peter Edwards, D. Morris Edwards, T. Simon Davies, J. E. Burbeck, Chas. J. Williams, Daniel Reeves, Thos. Owen, Joseph Owen, Thos. Jones, Thos. J. Humphreys, Llew Hopkins, Edmund Edwards, E. Doughton, T. Percy Williams, H. W. Rowlands, W. J. Roberts, Thos. Rice, David H. Edwards, Wm. Owen, Joel Morris, J. Morris Jones, John Jones, J. H. Howard, J. Elias Griffiths, D. R. Thomas, David Rice, J. T. Reeves, David Rees Parry, John Astley. The above boys made over 400 attendances during the year. A medal was also awarded to 88 others who made an attendance of over 350 during the year. In the Boys' Department of the Evening School prizes were awarded to the following:—Thomas Lewis, J. Thos. Evans, Ellis R. Jones, J. F. Hollier, Ll. M. Evans, J. Mason, Rees Evans, Wm. Phillips, E. R, Jones, E. Jenkin Jones, H. Pickard, Richard Jones, Thos. Morgan, John Evans, David G. Pugh, Oswald P. Rees, D. Morris Jones, Gordon Evans, Isaac Lloyd Evans, Edw. Sandford, T. J. Delahey, C. Sanford, Hugh Jones, Evan Lewis, Fred Thomas, John Craig. Girls Department:—Maude B. Jones, Maude Williams, Elizabeth Jones, Emily Shouring, Margaret E. Jones, Janetta Kenrick, Florence Davies, Helena Rowlands, Gweneth Evans, Claudia Jones, Daisy Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Annie Joseph, Ada A. Jones, Sarah G. Evans, L. Doughton, E. Jenkins, Margaret E. Davies, J. M. Morris, Annie O. Davies, Margaret E. Lewis, M. C. Ellis, M. A. Leake, E. J. Rowlands, Annie M. Jones, Mary G. Jones, R Davies, Hannah M. Davies, Mary E. Edwards, Liodwen Jones, Elizabeth A. Owen, Edith Owen, M. E. Jones, Sophia E. Morris, Clive Jones, M. Jenkins, S. A. Reeves. Evening School.—Girls' Department.-Elizabeth A. Doughton, Ida Evans, Florence Hughes, Maggie Jones, Lizzie J. Jones, M. E. Owen, Lizzie O. Phillips, M. Warburton, Lena West, Annie Pierce, Mary Rowlands, Myfanwy Davies, Agnes A. Davies, Eunice Hughes, C. A. Jones, M. Sophia Jones, Dora A. Jones, Mabel Mills, L. Silcock, Mary Davies, Agnes Glitheroe, Amy Hollier, Emma Jones, Elizabeth A. Lloyd, Elizabeth D. Ellis. Infants Department, Day School :—Boys, George E. Edwards, Emrys Thomas, John R. Edwards, Theoph Jenkins, H. Hammond, W. S. Jones, G. Jones, W. Doughton, J. F. Bird, Ivor LI. James, J. Bitcbell, R. E. Lewis, D. H. Griffiths, R. Hughes, W. J. Edwards, D. Parry, A. Burbeck, W. Astley S. Parry, D. E. Richards, A. Potts, A, W. Hopkins, L. Thomas, G. Jenkins, E. Lewis, C. Reeves, T. Evans D. G, Lewis, D. W. Jones, T. Chamberlain, R. Ellis, A. Lee, H. Richards, D. L. Jones, H. Worthington, S. Lewis, J. Morgan, A. Potts. Girls.—J. Leake, C. Shouring, M. Lee, N. Watkins, E. A. Morgan, S. A. Phillips, H. J. Lewis, S. C. Jones, C. E. Joseph, A. Morris, C. Williams, B. Hughes, M. Davies, M. H. Williams, H. E. Edwards, K. Thomas, C. Lloyd, C. Richards, L. Sifleet, N, Harries, M. Jones, E. Michael, E. J. Lewis, D. Lewis, M. Silcock, M. M. Jones, J. M. Samuel, A. A. Jones, L. Jones, M. E. Edwards, A. Lewis, E. Cruickshank, A. Jenkins, S. D. Jones, L. A. Rice, Olwen Ellis, A. J. Morgan, Maud Joseph, G. Jones. -*»
University College of Wales. Aberystwyth. THE RE- UIOx.-Tbe sixth re-union of old students is held during the present week. ,\s might be expected, the institution is gaining in strength each succeeding year, and societies of old U.C.W. students in various parts of the country are rapidly increasing in number, and these send a 'good con- tingent of representatives to Aberystwyth each Eastertide. Amongst other well-known old Aber- ystwyth students who are in attendance this year we noticed Mr D. E. Jones, B.Sc., (the president of the Union), Cardiff; Dr Chattaway and Mrs Chatt- away, London; Miss Sheavyn, Somerville Hall, Oxford Mr and Mrs Erlgar Jones. Barry Mr J. H. Davies, Cwrtruawr; Mrs Barnard, Hull. The secretaries, Miss Tremain, M.A., and Mr D. R. Harries, M.A., had prepared an excellent programme which was as follows :—Saturday, April 6th, dance at the Lion Hotel; Monday. April, 8th., reception in College Library Tuesday, picnic to Wyre Valley Tuesday night, address by Prof. S. J. Chapman, U.C.S.W., on "Social work: its nature and organ- isation," with special reference to the scheme to found a Welsh University Association for social and educational work; Wednesday, April 10th, Business Meeting, Dinner in Lion Hotel: Thursday, April 11th, dance at the New Market Hall; Friday, picnic to Clett.wr Valley; Friday night, dramatic performance; Saturday, dance at the Lion Hotel. As briefly reported in our last issue Mr D. J. Sudborough. Ph.D. (Herd.), D.Sc. (Lond.), F.I.C., Senior Lecturer and Demonstrator in Chemistry, at the University College, Nottingham, has been ap- pointed Professor of Chemistry in succession to Professor Lloyd Snape. Dr Sudborough was edu- cated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he was head boy, and subsequently entered Masons College, Birmingham, where he studied for five years, gaining double 1st, class Honours in Chemi-strv and Geology in the B,Sc. examination of ly the London University. In 1896 he gained an 1853 Exhibition Research Scholarship and proceeded to the University of Heidleberg, where he worked for three years under the late Professor Victor Meyer. During his last year at Heidleberg, Dr Sudborough acted as one of tho assistants in the University Laboratories. In 1894 he was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship at Owens College, Manchester, where he worked in the Organic Laboratory until his appointment at Nottingham in 1895. There he has given complete courses in both Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and has bad the general supervision of the work in the Chemical Laboratories and has carried out Research work with some of the more advanced students. During the past 10 years Dr Sudborough has published either conjointly or alone some 26nepers containing original work. Testimonials which Dr Sudborough presented from leading chemists testify to the high quality of the work which he has already published as well as to his skill and enthusiasm as a lecturer and teacher.
LLANYCHAIARN. WOMEN BEAKERS.—A somewhat unusual scene was witnessed at the funeral of one George Davies, of Shop, Dyffryn Paith, who was buried at Llwiychaiarn Church on Thursday last. The cortege numbered scarcely more than a dozen, and of these only two were men—the undertaker and the sexton. The remainder, who were women, consequently had to assist in carrying the coffin and in lowering it into the grave.
LLANYBYTHER. TEA PARTY.—The annual tea party in connection with the Aberduar Sunday School was held on Good Friday, The event is long looked for by the children and the treat is undoubtedly a popular one. Tables, beautifully decorated with flowers, had been fixed in the chapel, and about 400 persons, young and old, sat down to a good tea, cake, buns, and many other delicious things. This year the tea was very generously given by Messrs. n. Lewis, schoolmaster"; j David Williams, shoemaker; and John Evans, Windsor Cottages.
Cardigan County Council. BYE-ELECTIONS. Four bye-elections took place last Saturday to fill vacancies caused by the promotion of councillors to aldermanic seats. Contests took place in three out of the four, Mr Evan Davies, Gilfachronw, an old and tried member, being returned unopposed for the Aberbanc division. The results of the contests at Tregaron, Llandugwydd, and Llan- llwchaiarn are given below. LLANLLWCHAIARN. Polling for a member took place at the Board School. The two candidates were Mr J. Lewis, Gilfach-reda, Wern, and Mr William Morgan, draper, Cross Inn. The election evoked keen interest, as the public had not experienced a con- test for the last six years. In the evening, after the result had been declared, the village of Cross Inn was illuminated in celebration of the victory, and torches were borne aloft. The result was as follows:- William Morgan, Cross Inn Shop 89 Joshua Lewis, Wern 75 The manifestations of good feeling spoke well for the new councillor as a neighbour. The villages stood: shoulder to shoulder and their loyalty was unquestionad. Mr Morgan has always taken a prominent part in all that interests and affects the people of the neighbourhood. He will no doubt, with a little experience, prove quite capable to fulfil the duties which the electors of three parishes have entrusted to him. TREGARON. The election of a councillor to represent the Tregaron district on the County Council in place of Mr D. J. Williams, Abercoed, who has been made alderman, took place on Saturday last. There were, as already announced, two candidates in the field, viz., Dr Evan Lloyd. Llyseinon; and Mr R. S. Rowlands, the Garth. The polling took place at the Board school, on Saturday. The election was fought not on political lijies, but on personal merits. Both candidates had been canvassing vigorously during the week. On the day of the poll several caraiages were seen conveying the electors to the booth, an event which had not been witnessed in the locality for many years. The result, as stated in our last issue, was a fortgone conclusion. Shortly after nine o'clock the result was made known, Dr Lloyd being returned with an overwhelming majority, beating hts opponent by two to one. The figures were-Dr Lloyd, 210; R. S. Rowlands, 106; majority, 104. LLANDUGWYDD. The first contest for the election of a County Councillor for the division of Llandngwyd since 1889 took place last Saturday, when Mr Augustus Brigstocke was returned after a keeu struggle. Mr Brigstock'es return is hailed with the greatest delight by his numerous friends, and tew men are entitled to a better welcome at the County Council than Mr Brigstocke on account of the splendid traditions bequeathed by his father to the public life of the county, especially the southern part. The late Mr W. O. Brigstocke was returned un- opposed to the first County Council for the Llangoedmore Division and was elected alderman in 1892 A;,d retired in 1898. The seat on the present occasion was rendered vacant by the elevation of Colonel Howell, Pantgwyn, to one of the aldei manic seats allotted to the Cardigan Union. Mr. Brigstocke was opposed by Captain Webly-Parry-Pryce. of Foyadd Trefawr. The election was fought on political line?, Mr Brig- stocke championing the cause of the Liberals. Captain Webly-Parry-Pryse, however, in his address said he came forward on non-political grounds. Both gentlemen worked hard in- canvassing and addressing meetings. Great interest was taken in thel event, and the result, which was anxiously waited for was as follows Augustus Brigstocke 150 Capt. Webly-Parry-Pryse 149 Mr Brigstocke has thus gained to the Liberals a seat held by the Conservatives since the first election in 1889. Mr Brigstocke's splendid fight and the capture of the seat has given rise to great rejoicings among the Liberals, who now look forward to Mr Augustus Brigstocke as a worthy successor to his late noble father.
TREGARON. AGRICULTURE.—The farmers of the district have been greotly hindered in the sowing of corn and other agricultural seeds on account of the wet weather which has prevailed of late. Severe weather has been experienced in the mountain districts, which has told severely on the sheep during lambing time. GOOD TEMPLARS.—A meeting of this Society was held on Tuesday night week at the Board School, under the presidency of the chief templar, Mr. E. Caronian Evans. The following- took part in the programme: Evan Davies, M. A. George, T. H. Davies, Lodge, R.' H. W. Jones, Tom Harris, John Thomas, E C. Evans, Huw Jones, O. D. Rees. PHILIP SIDNEY this week completes his ex- tracts from the valuable Book of Caron," and brings to light many more quaint customs and usages, amongst them being the vestry's way of contracting or estimating with medical men for the cure or otherwise of pauper patients, and the appointment of a woman to the office of church- warden. Caronites will do well to preserve these two articles. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Friday last. after a few days' illness, of Jane, wife of Mr Michael Davies, shoemaker, North End, at the age of fifty-eight years. Her death, which was un- expected, is deeply deplored by a large circle of relatives and friends. She was a member of the C.M. Chapel, where her loss will be much felt. The fuweral took place on Tuesday afternoon last and was largely attended, at the Bwlch- gwynt Churchyard. The Rev Morgan Evans officiated at the house and chapel, and the Rev T. Watkins at the graveside. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved husband, the four sons and two daughters, who are left to mourn their loss. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. This Board met on Tuesday, when there were present:—Messrs Evan Evans, Lledrod (chairman), presiding; David Williams, Bettws Leiki; Evan Lloyd, Blaenpennal; D. J. Williams and Rees Evans, Caron Lower; Richard Jones, Caron Upper; Thomas Jones, Doithie United; Daniel Lodwick, Gartheli; David Davies, Gorwydd; Thomas Davies, Gtvynlil; John Jones, Gwnws Upper; Peter Davies, Llangeitho; John? Owens, Llanbadarn Hugh Her- berts and Thomas Edwards, Nantcwnlle; and Lewis Oliver, Ysbyttv, with J. Lloyd (clerk), Rees Rowland (relieving officer), and M. Morgan (master). STATISTICS. The number of inmates in the House, 28;' cor- responding period last year, 30. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 37. ATTENDANCE OF GUARDIANS. The attendance of Guardians during the past year was as follows:-David Williams, Bettws Leiki. 17 out of a possible 26; Evan Lloyd. Blaen- pennal, 23; D. J. Williams. 25; R. James, 9; and Rees Evans, Caron Lower, 20; Richard Jones, Caron Upper. 23; Thomas Jones, Doithie United, 13; D. Lodwick, Gartheli, 13: David Davies, Gorwydd, 26; Thomas Davies, Gwynfil. 19; John Jones, Gwnnws Upper, 12; Peter Davies. Llangeitho, 17: J. Owen, Llanbadarn, 23: Evan Evans Lledrod Lower, 21; j Rev T. R. Morgan, 20; Thomas Edwards and H. Herberts, Nantcwnlle, 15; tvu.iam Jones, Ysbyttv, 7; Lewis Oliver, 20; and Charieti Jenkins, Ystrad- meurig, 10. VOTE OF THANES. This being the last meeting of the present Board, the Chairman, on vacating the chair, tendered his thanks to the Board for their kindness shown him during his year of office, and the assistance given him in discharging the duties. The only case he had been afraid of was the one from Blaenpenual, his own parish. He was glad to see that it had now ended in a satisfactory manner, and without much trouble. He hoped he had not degraded any of the traditions connected with tbe ofiice of chair- man, for it bad always been his object to maintain them. When he first became a member of the Board of Guardians he thought he was approaching a whirlpool (llynclyn), but the predictions then made had proved unfounded. He also wished to tender his thanks to Mr David Davies, Werndriw, who had always been ready with his experienced advice upon matters which came before the Board. Messrs Richard Jones, David Davies, and D. T. Williams spoke highly of Mr Evans' conduct in the chair, and of his faithfulness in discharging the duties. Mr Rees Evans, the vice-chairman, also thanked the members for thebonOllr they had conferred upon him by appointing him vice-chairman. His experience on the Board during the past three years had been one or pleasure. It had been a Board of peace on the whole, and much Letter than that of the previous three years. He had been lately, as they were all aware, contesting an election, and while canvassing he was told in many places that he was a hard member, he felt that; though he dirl not think he deserved it, and this was the most unhappy thing- he bad experienced. He told the electors that whoever would sit on the Board for the next three years, greater unity and consideration for the welfare of the poor could not be shown by the old Board (hen r, hear). Several other members spoke, and said the remarks made about Mr Evans were only an election cry, which lie did not deserve. ANNUAL DINNER. Mr David Davies, J.P., Werndriw, invited the members of the Rural District Council, the officials and the press representatives to an excellent dinner at the Talbot Hotel, at the conclusion of the j meeting. The long room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by the hostess, Mrs Morgan, who deserves great credit for the manner in which she catered. Dr Evan Lloyd presided, and in proposing the health of the King and the Royal Family, said they were all good subjects to the Throne, and were glad to be ruled by such a King. Dr Morgan, in proposing the" Navy and Army" said it was on these forces that this country de- pended. They could see, therefore, that the taxes paid toward these organization were properly spent. Mr Evan Evans, Lledrod Lower, in proposing the health of the Minister" said that they had done a good share in improving the condition of the peo- ple and had contributed largely to the betterment of the world and had helped to make it what it was. The people had greatly advanced since the time of the late Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, and he hoped that whoever would live to the end of the century another great change for the better would take place. The Rev T. R. Morgan, Swyddffynon, responded, and said that he was very pleased for the kind expression which had just been made respecting the ministers. To them, a word of praise like that now and again was a gratifying stimulus. It was very pleasant to have a few words from the members of the Board, especially Jfrom a Board which bad wen for itself a good name. He wished the Guardians every success to carry out their work during the next three years. Mr David Davies, the host, in proposing the toast of the District Council, said that they as Council bad done much work during the past year between the Inspector and the Medical Officer, and.there was again a lot more to do during the next year. The chief scheme under their consideration now was the Tregaron Water Supply. The water supply for Swyddffynon and Ystrad Meurig was now pro- ceeding. The roads also were not worse, if any- thing they had been improved. He hoped that they would spend the next three years again as peaceful as the last three years (hear, hear). Mr Hugh Herberts, in responding, said that his subject, viz. Health was a great and important one. It meant pure air, pure water, and good dwellings, He believed that more importance will be given to these matters in the future than had been in the .past. He should be pleased to see every little remote cottage supplied with water, and also every cottage well ventilated. Let them go in for more water, pure air, and let them pra- ceed with all improvements (hear, hear). Mr D. J. Williams also responed and said that enough had already been said and if J.P. had an election, no doubt he would have to promise a lot of these matters wnich have just been mentioned. They did not want as a Council to spend money, and yet before any improvement could be done some money must be spent. He hoped that they would carry out their work during the next three years to the satisfaction of themselves and the rate- payers. Mr Rees Evans, in'proposing the health of the chairman, said that he did not get up that day to speak of the chairman owing to the treat he gave them, but for the worthy manner he had presided over the Council during the past year, and presid- ing also without any bias, or showing any politi- cal feeling. He wished the chairman every suc- cess, and long life and happinness (hear, hear). Mr David Davies, the chairman, in responding, thanked the Council for the kind support which they had accorded him during the past year. He had been their chairman for the last two years and they f.had acted most honourably towards him by appointing him Chairman, and it was for doing him that honour, and co-operating so loyally that he gave them the dinner. He gave them the dinner not for the sake of being appointed chairman again for if he would be offered the chairmanship again, he would absolutely refuse to accept it, for it was only fair that other members of the Council should have the same opportunity (applause). Mr Peter Davies, Llangeitho, proposed the toast of the hostess, and complimented Miss Morgan on the way she had catered that day. He hoped that before long she would have the honour of catering to them twain. Miss Morgan suitably acknowledged, and thanked the Council for their kind expressions. Mr Lewis Oliver, Ysbytty, proposed the toast of the Press in a humorous speech, and compli- mented it. This having been responded to, the gathering separated. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr David Davies presided over a meeting of this Council, held on Tuesday. PRYSG AND CARFAN ROAD. Mr Thomas Jones, in accordance with the notice given, moved that the Prysg and Carfan road be taken over and maintained as a district, road. The road was a mile long, and he considered that it now be taken over. Mr Peter Davies seconded the motion, which was agreed to.
ABERDOVEY. METEOROLOGICAL.—The weather recorded here last week was as follows Bright sunshine, 39.5 hours rainfall, 072 inch; temperature, highest maximum, 54, April 5th lowest ditto, 42; highest minimum, 50: lowest ditto, 38, April 1st. SHIPPING.—Arrived: April 9th, s.s. "Dora," with cargo of groceries from Liverpool. Sailed April 4th, s.s. "Malachite" for Llanddulas; April 9th, s.s. Diamond for Fleetwood; April 10th, s.s. "Dora." Tor Barmouth. WEDDING.—On Thursday morning of last week a marriage was solemnized at the Independent Chapel, the contracting parties being Mr John Williams, Copper Hill-street, and Miss Eleanor Williams, Pen- helig. The ceremony was performed by the Rev W. D. Evans in the ptesence of Mr W. Jones, registrar. The happy couple left by the morning train for Liverpool, where the honeymoon is being spent. GOLF.—There has been a large influx of visitors here last week, mainly composed of golfers to parti- cipate in the usual Easter compatitions. Notwith- standing the unpropitious weather which has pre- vailed, a great number of ladies and gentlemen have played on the liuks during the week. The tourna- ment commenced on Saturday, when Mr C. H. Allcock won the sweeptake medal, handicap under 10. In the sweepstake handicap over 10, Mr G. G. Brodie and Mr A. H. Hawkes were the successful competitors. The ladies' competitions are being played this week. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Tuesday night, about half- past nine, as Mr Wm. Hughes, New street, was returning home from a visit to his brother-in-law's house, and whilst walking opposite Miss Thomas, Milliner's Shop, he was suddenly seized with an apoplectic fit which caused him to fall to the ground, his head coming in contact with the window and breaking a large pane of plate-glass. Assistance was at once given to carry him home, and Dr Bonner was immediately summoned, but Hughes expired at two o'clock next morning. Much sympathy is felt with the deceased's wife, family, whoody a fortnight ago. suddenly lost one of its members, residing at Newport.
BARMOUTH- STILL VICTORIOUS.—Mr E. M. Evans added to his laurels by taking another silver cup in a singing competitiun at Aberyst vyth on Tuesday evening. CYCLISTS.—Good Friday turned out a much finer day than any one expected. Early in the morning a large number of cyclists availed themselves of an outing and such a number had not been seen for many months. It is now reported that a firm for hiring motor cars is to be established here during the summer season and that daily drives as far as Beddgelert and other districts will be made at reasonable prices. EARLY VISITORS.—The wintry weather we have experienced here in the commencement of the holiday season has told badly on the number that was expected to pay this neighbourhood a short, visit, consequently, the year's visitors, so far, have been much below the average during the Easter holiday. In previous years, lodging house keepers used to take as mucltjgs would cover the demand of tbe rate and tax collector for the season. A large number bad secured rooms in the town but had to cancel the same on account of the bad weather which prevented them from leaving their homes. SCHOOL BOARD TRIENNIAL ELECTION. -Eight candidates have been nominated for the seven seats on this board. The last day for withdrawing having expired a contested election is inevitable. It is high time that those who rush into the fields so recklessly for these little honours, especially when they well know what little prospect there is for some of them attaining it, should be compelled to bear a large portion of the expenses in connec- tion with the elections, The present candidates include six of the old members and there are two new ones. The two new candidates are, Mr D. Oswald Davies, B.A., solicitor, and Mr Ellis Pugh Jones, Llwyndu, farmer. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SERVICES.—On Good Friday the usual services were .held at St. John's English Church. The early morning ser- vice commenced at 8 o'clock and was followed by another at ten o'clock and the Three Hours Agony Service" began at noon and lasted till 3 o'clock, the evening service was held at 7 p.m. when a large congregation was present. No other services were held during the day at any of the chapels in town but the Wesleyan denomination held two literary and competitive meetings at the Assembly Rooms but were not very well at- tended. COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—At the ordin- ary meeting of the school managers held last week, the Finance Committee submitted a financial statement of the position of this school at the close of the year, viz, the 31st, day of March. It was highly satisfactory, for it showed that there was, on that date, over P,70 in favour of the managers in the Bank on the maintenance account, ¡ the school fees having been nearly all collected which is a great improvement on previous years. It is now fully anticipated that with the proceeds of the bazaar which will be held next August, the managers will be able to wipe off a large portion, if not all, the debt that now remains on the school buildings. EASTER EISTEDDFOD. The annual Easter Chair Eisteddfod was held at the Assembly Rooms, Barmouth, on Monday last, there being a good attendance at both the morning and afternoon meetings. The adjudicators were the following :-Music, Messrs William Davies, London D. D. Parry, Llanrwst; and O. O. Roberts, Dolgelley; literary, Rev. E. Hughes, rector of Bar- mouth translation. Prof. E. J. Lloyd, M.A. Bangor; art, Mrs Best, Mrs Williams, Mrs Buckley, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Hughes, and Mrs Griffith. "Llew Meirion," Dolgelley, was the conductor of the morn- ing meeting, and "Bryfdir of the afternoon meet- ing. The first meeting commenced at 10-30 a.m.. under the presidency of Mr D. Oswald Davies, B.A. The following is a list of awards:— MORNING MEETING. Map of Barmouth, half of prize awarded to Mr M, W. Williams, Dolgelley. Bass solo. Y Dymestl (R. S. Hughes), Mr J. T. Owen, Festiniog. Englyn on 11 Haelioni," Mr J. M. James, and Dyledwr." The latter's real name did not trans- pire. Gent's knitted stockings, Mrs Hughes, Portmadoc. Male Voice Choir, Psalm of Life, Barmouth Choir. Essay, "Influence of War upon the life of a nation." Mr John Adams, Barmouth. Tenor solo, The promise of Life," Gutyn Eifion. Translation, English to Welsh," The significance of Vivisection," Mr C. D. Bryner Williams, Dol- gelley.
LAMPETER. [Other Lampeter news inside. [ EASTER VESTRY.—The annual vestry was held on Easter Monday, when the Rev Daniel Jones, vicar, presided. At the outset, the Vicar said that their first duty was to pass the accounts, which were produced by Mr David Jones, Old Bank, the parish warden. They were very favourable, show- ing a balance of JS10 on the right side and were unanimously passed. Regarding the election of churchwarden the Vicar regretted, that owing to ill health, Mr Fowden, who bad been his warden for twenty years, did not wish to be re-elected. Mr David Jones had faithfully and diligently carried out the duties of his office during the year and he had kindly consented to act as vicar's warden during the coming year.—Mr David Jones, Britannia stores, proposed and Mr James Edwards, sexton, seconded that Mr David Lloyd, Bryn, should be appointed parish wafden. Carried unanimously.— The following sidesmen retired according to the rules, viz., Messrs T Lloyd, solicitor; J Jones, Hope House; T Moore and Josiah Jenkins, the following L_ _1__L_' 1"> ueing eiecLea co nil the vacancies Messrs Thomas Roberts, plu-nber; Daniel Jenkins, College-street David Jones, Britannia stores; and D W Jones, Uplands. To fill three other vacancies, Messrs D Davies, Caxton Hall"; T Jones, Ystrad House and S Vaughan Davies were elected.-Regarding the proposed additions to the churchyard, the Vicar mentioned that the resolution passed at the vestry and parish meeting had been forwarded to the Local Government Board, and he caused surprise and indignation among those present when he informed them that copies of letters sent by Dr Clunglas Davies to the Secretary of State had been forwarded to him. In those letters Dr Davies pro- tested against the enlargement of the churchyard and desired the Home Secretary to order it to be closed, as its proximity to the town was, he alleged, responsible for the high rate of deaths through tuberculosis and diphtheria. Several of those pre- sent proved that there was no foundation for such allegations, which were described as absurd, and it was distinctly proved that not a single case of diphtheria could be traced as having its origin in the borough, they were importations from other places. Strong remarks were made respecting the modus operandi adopted by Dr Davies, as he had mode no complaint whatever to the Vicar, the Medical Officer of Health, nor anyone else inter- ested.—Mr R Evans resigned as a member of the vestry owing to the proceedings not being carried out properly. Messrs David Jones, Britannia Stores, and Samuel Davies, Station terrace, were elected auditors.—After the usual thanks to the Vicar for presiding, the proceedings terminated. C, POLICE NEWS.—George Barry, a tramp, was sentenced to seven days for refusing to pay a fine which was imposed upon him in November last. Thomas Martin, a tramp, hailing from Liverpool, was brought up before the Mayor on Tuesday and charged with refusing to perform his allotted task at the workhouse. He was also sentenced to four days imprisonment. SUCCESS.—Mr Timothy Jones, eldest, son of Mr John Jones, Cwmere Farm, has successfully passed the examination for entrance to the National and Provincial Bank of England. Mr Jones left home on Wednesday to commence duties at Holyhead. THE GUARDIANS CLERK.—At a meeting of the Board on Friday a letter was read from the Local Government Board respecting the appointirent of Mr Ernest Lloyd as clerk. With reference to the limitation of the appointment to one year the Local Government Board stated that the appointment on such terms of tenure was inconsistent with the regulations of the Board and was invalid. It was necessary, therefore, that a formal appointment in conformity with the Regulations should be made and, on the motion of Mr J. C. Harford the follow- ing resolution was passed after some discussion, The Board of Guardians at their meeting held this day at Lampeter having considered the letter received from the Local Government Board relative to the appointment of Mr J. E. Lloyd as clerk have considered the same and have in accordance with that letter rescinded the resolution passed at the last meeting relative to the appointment being an annual one. Mr J E. Lloyd is therefore appointed at that, same salary and conditions as the present clerk and the Board hope that the appointment may therefore he sanctioned." ANNUAL RACES. The annual trotting matches, steeplechases, and flat races were held on the Black Lion Field, Lampeter, on Wednesday afternoon last (yesterday), in the presence of a large crowd of spectators. The ground was somewhat wet, but not in a very bad con- dition, considering the recent heavy rain. The entries were numerous, and the racing throughout was good. The races were held under the patronage of Messrs. J- C. Harford, Falcondale T. H. R. Hughes, Neudd- fawr; W. Inglis Jones, Derry F. A. Gerwyn Jones, Pantglas; David Davies, Velindre; A. C. Sterry, Monachty; C. F. Davies, Froodvale: R. Evans, Brvnog and Capt. Bertie Davies Evans, Highmead. The judges were Messrs. J. C. Harford, T. H. R. Hughes, W. Inglis Jones, and R. Evans; starters Messrs. D. R. Jones, Llwyngroes; and S. Davies, Jones, Peterwell; clerk of the course, Mr S. H. Evans. Stewards, Messrs. T. Edwards, Castell; D. D. Jones, Cwmmawr; William Doran, J. Edwards, Penybont J- Davies, Lletytwpa: J. D, Jenkins, Edmund Edmunds, Jenkin Howells, and William Davies, Whip Neuaddfawr. The duties of secretary and treasurer were carried out in a faultless manner by Mr. D. P. Davies, M.R.C.V.S., and Mr Thomas Owen, station- master, respectively. The following is a. list of the events, with names of winners Trotting match, open to ponies not exceeding 13.3 hands high (distance about one mile),-l D. Davies, Lluast, Cribyn 2 J. D. Jenkins, Hen ardd 3rd, Saml. Davies, Coedpark. Trotting match, open to colts and fillies, under 3 years old (distance about one mile).—No competition. Hurdle race, open to all comers, distance about two miles.-1 Rees Thomas, Berthlwyd, Uandyssul; 2 J. A. Evans, Llandyssil 3 Lewis, Meidrym. Trotting match, open to farmers horses, not ex. ceeding four years old, that have never won a first prize before, distance about one and a half mile.—1 Davies, Lluast; 2 David Evans, Berthyreglwys; 3 John Jones, Cwmgeist, Llandyssil. Flat race for horses that have never won a first prize before, distance about one mile and a half.—1 Wi liams, Rhydfach 2 Lewis, Meidiym; 3 Jones, Lleinau. Flat race for ponies not exceeding 13'2 hands high, that have never won first prize before (riders to be under 14 years of age, 1 mile.—1 Davies, Coedpark 2 Thomas, Brynmanalog 3 Jones, Soar, Llangeler. Trotting match (open) distance about two mile. —1 D. Davies, Lluast; 2 Davies, Pantmeurig, Llan- wrda 3 Evans, Berthyreglwys. Hurdle race, open to ponies not exceeding 13'3 hands high, and colts. and fillies under three years old.—1 Nance o'r Glyn 2 Hughes, Highmead Arms; 3 Lewis, Meidrym. Steeple chase (open) two miles over banks.—1 Nance o'r Glvn; 2 Lewis, Meidrym 3 Jones, LJeinau, Bangor-o:1-Tjvy. Flat race, open to all comers.—1 Nance o'r Glyn 2 Jones, Prince Al., Newcastle Emlyn. Consolation flat race for horses that have not won a prize at this meeting.—1 Evans, Llandyssil, Giraffe 2 Jenkins, Blaenplwyf 3 Jones, Llangeler. A series of accidents occurred during the races, an, I in one the rider of Prince Al. fractuied his leg in two places. Printing quickly and neatly done the "Welsh Gazette" Pnnteries, Bridge Street.
London Letter. London, Wednesday Afternoon. [ FROM OUR. OWN CORRESPONDENT.] WELSH LIBERALISM. The proceedings of the Welsh National Council at its annual meeting afford food for the scoffer. This organization, which is supposed to represent Liberal Wales, could only muster an audience of some two dozen. It is the duty of Liberals to search diligently for the causes of this fiasco. In the first place the meeting was postponed twice, and one postponement is enough to spoil a general meeting of the kind. The country also is not as alive to politics as it was a year or two ago, as the South African war with its uncertainties and indefinite prolongations throws a great shadow on the field of politics. But the fault lies also with the local associations, many of which exist only in name, bursting forth into a short life at Election times, and then returning into a state ot slumber. It will be impossible to organize an effective Liberal Association for the whole of Wales until the County and Borough Associations are put into better working order. There never was a time when it was more necessary for Welsh Liberals to buckle on their armour than the present, for the representation of Wales in Parliament is weaker than it has been for a decade, and the Tory party is fast crumbling to pieces. Unless Welshmen awake Dises- tablishment and Land Reform will be as far off at the next Election as they were in 1880. THE NEWPORT PETITION. The jesult of the Newport petition was received with joy all over the country. A year ago Mr. Rhodes's nominee would have received considerable sympathy, to-day he receives none. Wales at any rate has been spared the shame of sending Mr. Rutherford Harris to Parliament as the recognized representative of South African Finance. It is apparently improbable that the Liberals will regain the seat. Mr. Spicer is not a strong candidate. His views on the war squared with those of the Tory party a short time ago, and unless he has changed his attitude we cannot see that Wales will lose much by his defeat. His opponent Mr Lawrence is also a weak candidate. His speeches at Cardiff won the election for his opponent Sir Edward Reed, so it is difficult to predict what the result may be. REV. W. RYLE DAVIES. The news of the death of the Rev. W. Ryle Davies on Saturday was received here with incredulity. It is but a short time since he lost his wife, an event which pro- strated him, though it was never thought that he was seriously ill. He came up to London some fifteen years ago to take charge of the Holloway Chapel of the Calvinistic Methodists. During this time he earned the respect of all classes with whom he came into contact. He was an exceedingly plain, out-spoken man, without any guile in his composition. His sermons were sometimes personal to the verge of offence; at other times he preached the simple truths of Christianity with a beauty and pathos that few living ministers could rival. He was a. man of very strong opinions, but palpably honest and fearless. During his life in London he made numerous friends, and now that he is dead no one will have an unpleasant memory of him. He leaves two or three little children to survive him, who will receive the utmost sympathy from all the Welsh of London. Within a short year the Welsh Methodists have lo&t two of ilrcir most prominent ministers in London through death, and another has been incapacitated from work. It may fairly be urged that in all these cases the immense amount of work and worry connected with the pastorate of a large congregation scattered all over tha metropolis has been one of the chief causes of their break-downs. It is necessary that some new system should be introduced for the pastoral care of the chapels here, or that recruits from the country should be obtained at shorter intervals. WELSH SOCIETIES. The last meeting of the Amalgamation of the Welsh Literary Societies in London was held at the Gothic Hall a week ago, when Dr. Clifford gave an excellent address. The Cymru Fydd Society holds its final meeting in a fortnight's time, when Mr. Evan Griffiths, of Chelsea, reads a paper. The Cymmrodorion Society still has several inter- esting lectures to hear by Professor J. Morris Jones and Mr. Hubert Hall and others.
MARRIAGE OF THE VICAR OF CARDIGAN. There was an exceedingly pretty wedding at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, on Tuesday morning, the contracting parties being the Rev. D. J. Evans, vicar of Cardigan, and formerly senior curate of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, and Miss Laura Dorothea Hughes Jones, third daughter of the late Rev. Latimer Jones, vicar of Camarthen for many years. The ceremony was performed by the Lord Bishop of Swansea, assisted by the Rev. Owen Evans, M. A., the new vicar of St. Peter's, and the Rev. D. T, Alban, senior curate of St. Peter's. The bride who was charmingly robed, was given away by Mr Hugh Lloyd, National Provincial Bank, Dolgelley, Ths bridesmaid was Miss Constance Lloyd, daughter of the Bishop of Swansea, the best man being Dr Daniel Evans, Swansea. The service was fully choral, selections being played on the organ by the- newly-appointed orgamst, Mr Ellingford, F.R.C.C', The honeymoon is to be spent in London.
MR. T. P. LEWES' FOXHOUNDS WILL MEET Wednesday, April 17th, 8 Milestone Devil's Bridge- Road at 11. The Welsh Volunteers are on the way home from the war.
Biribs, marriages and Deaths. MARRIAGE. POWELL—MAUPOLE.—On Thursday, April 4th, at the Maengwyn C.M. Chapel, Machynlleth, by the Rev. W. S. Jones, Mr Tom Powell, headmaster Derwen- las Board School, to Miss Sarah Ellen Marpole, Liverpool House, Machynlleth. THOMAS—DAVIES. 6th April, at Shiloh Chapel, Aber- ystwyth, by the Rev T. E. Roberts, Pastor, in the presence of the Rev W. Jones, Mr T. Richards, Cwmrheidol, to Miss M. A. Davies, Melindwr. WILLIAMS EVANS.—9th April, at the Registry Office, Aberystwyth, before the Rev W. Jones, Mr A. E. Williams, Tre'rddol, to Miss Mary Evans, of the same place. DEATHS. JONEs-April 6th, at Cambrian House, Machynlleth, Mr William Jones. aged 75 years. DAVIES April 5th, atNorth End, Tregaron, Jane, wife ot Mr Michael Davies, shoemaker, aged 58 years, En WARDS-On 2nd April at Dvffryn Paith, J. Edwards, labourer, awd <17 vpars YV ILLIAMS—On 5th April, at Penmaesglas-road, Atierystwytb, Thomas Williams, grocer's carrier,, aged 27 years. HUOHES— On 6th April, at Llanbadarn, Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Henry Hughes, coal miner,, aged 16 years. JONES—On 4th April, at Cambrian Street, Aberyst- wyth, Gilbert Stanley, son of Thomas Jones bus driver, aged six months. STEPHENS—On 6th April, at the Union Workhouse, George Stephens, Mill Street, Aberystwyth, shoe- maker, aged 72 years. 'St iicox-On the 7th inst., at 4. South Marine Terrace;. Aberystwyth, Annie, the relict of the late George- Thomas Simcox, aged 72 years. Printed and Published by the Proprietor, GEORGE. HEES, at the WELSH GAZETTE" Printeries bridge-street, Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan,. Thuxsclay, April li, 190L