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JlW — ABERYSTWYTH. ] NEW Busi., -It will be seen by an advertise- -'ESS. ment in another column that Mr J. H. Edwards will open a new butcher's shop at 25, North-parade, on Saturday next. „ PERSONAL.—Mr Arthur J. Hughes, Town Clerl-I bas. taken up his residence at Lluest, formerly occupied by Major Hugh Bonsall, who has removed Gallryllan, by Machynlletb. BREAD.—Mr Howley, a baker in the employ of Jtfessrs Jenkins, Eagle House, has gained the prize --A n iv\irunQ nt th", TTnvis Bread Comnanv for alJU "• Ul.iJJ.VJ.lil.AO '¿. LA" .a. » ■ the best baked loaf. The competition was open to I the whole of Wales and the Midland Counties. APPOINTMENT.—Mr Willie Hopkins, son of Mr Hopkins, builder, left Aberystwyth last Saturday to take up his appointment in London under the Civil Service, for which he has successfully passed the necessary examinations. I.O.G.T.The weekly meeting of the Juvenile Ixxige of Good Templars was held at the Progress Ball on Friday evening under the presidency of Miss Pritchard, Pier-street, when the following took part in the programme M. E. Davies. M. L. Jones, Ij. A. Jones, E. Jenkins, A. J. Davies, M. L. Jones. There was a good attendance. PAXTON SOCIFTY.-Tlie members ot tne raxton Society had their second outing on Friday last, this time to the residence of Sir Pryse Prvse, the genial baronet of Gogerddan. The party, to the number of 30, were conducted round the gardens by Mr Win- Stanley, the head gardener. EXPRESS TRAIN.—'The M. & M. Railway Company jcomnaenced running on Monday last a fast express train to Abervstwyth in connection with the South Wales tourist traffic. The journey from the Rhondda Valley is now accomplished in a little under six liours, and the 42 miles from Pencader to Aberyst- wyth is covered in one hour and 25 minntes. with stoppages at Lampeter, Tregaron, and Strata Hor da. RIISTORY OF ABERYSTWYTH.—Recent sub- 8 ribers for the remaining sets now available Include Lord Rendel; Dr Owen, Lord Bishop of St Uavid's; Mr G. Hughes-Bonsall, Glanrheidol Major John Bonsall, Fronfraith; Mr Henry Ily. Bonsall, Cwm Padarn; Mr J. Davies, Bryan, Alexandria, Egypt Mr C. B. Bennetts, Oorgaum, India; Mr D. H. Davies, National Provincial Bank, Aberystwyth; Mr E. Methuen Leir, Cwmcoedwig Mr John Rowlands,. Machynlleth; and Mr T. J Waddingham, Hafod. POLICE CASES.—On Wednesday before Messrs C. M. Williams, Thomas Griffiths, and George Davies; John Lewis, Black Horse, Trefechan, was fined 2s 6d for allowing the chimney of his house to goon fire.-Mary Edwards, Trefechan, Aberyst- wyth, charwoman, was charged with having been drunk at Aberystwyth, on July 13th. Fourteen days, imprisonment, as defendant had no money to pay a fine of 10s and costs.-David Edwards, Uanilar, labourer, was fined 10s and costs' for "heine drunk at Aberystwyth on July 13th. ARMENIA.—The English Congregational Church, Portland-street, was filled on Sunday evening last on the occasion of the Rev Krikor Behesnilian's sermon on behalf of the widows and orphans in Armenia, whose husbands and sons have fallen victims in the terrible massacres under Turkish rule. Mr Behesnilian has himself been kept a prisoner by the Turks. Educated at New College, London, Mr Behesnilian after some years of service, is now with wife and child a refugee from his Dative land, and working under a committee, of which the Lord Mayor of Birmingham is treasurer, to whom all money given on behalf f the Mission is remitted. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive meeting promoted by the Male Voice Choir, was held at -the Progress Hall on Wednesday night week, when Councillor T. E. Salmon presided. The adjudi- cators were, music, Mr R. A. James, Borth prose, Rev Eustace Jones, M.A., Llanbadarn, The follow- ing is a list of subjects and successful competitors -Solo for children, Elizabeth Ellis; tenor solo, Mr J Thomas, Waun recitation, Mr M.Edwards, Llan- ilar impromptu reading, Mr E C Benson, Tre- fechan comic song, Mr E Lewis, Great Darkgate street: party of eight, Mr Dick Evans's party; tenor !s,)Io. Mr Will Jenkins, Penparke; duet, tenor and bass, Messrs J James, and W Jenkins, Penparke soprano solo, Miss Jones, Chalybeate Street con- tralto solo, Miss Davies, Queen-street. A vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman for presiding and for giving consolation prizes to the unsuccesful competitors, and to the adjudicators. The meeting terminated with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nbadau" and God save the King." DISTRICT MEETING.—A "cyfarfod dosparth'" which is held quarterly by the ministers and office- bearers of the Calvinistic Methodist body of this district was held on Friday evening at seven o'clock in the vestry room of the Tabernacle. The chair was occupied by the president of the year, the Rev D. R. Williams, Salem Chapel; the secretary, the Rev Isaac Joel, minister of Gosen, Rhydfelin, was also present. A fair number of members were in attendance. The subject set down for discussion was Y rheolau dysgyblaethol." This was opened by the President reading a paper on the subject. The following took part in the discussion :-The "Revs T. Levi, T. E. Roberts, M.A., E. Penllyn Jones, B.D., Messrs Evan Evans, David Samuel, M.A., David Watkins, David Lloyd (Portland-street), John Jenkins (Princess-street), and William Thomas ,<North -pa ra(i e). A resolution arising from the discussion was submitted and passed unanimously. A vote of thanks was accorded to the President for the opening paper. THE TOWN BAND.—Judging from the difficulty of obtaining seats near the band stand, it is evident that the Town Band continues to gratify a large number of visitors and inhabitants. Several splendid selections have been added to the reper- toire since last season, including Gounod's "Faust," Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer," and from Wagner, Sullivan, &c but many of the old favour- ites are being continually asked for, chiefly amongst which are the oratcrio choruses. It is very unfortunate that the band programmes are not yet issued it is impossible to know when a favourite piece is going to be played, and it is very annoying when, at the far end of the Promenade, the strains of a favourite piece one is anxious to hear is recognised. It would also be of great advantage if some arrangement could be made to avoid the clashing of the Salvation Army, niggers, and the band each very good in its own way, but collect- ively, most excruciating, especially when not more than twenty yards apart. WELCOME HOME.—mere was an interesting gathering at the Schoolroom of Shiloh Chapel on ♦Vednesday evening week last for the purpose of ex- tending a hearty welcome to the pastor the Rev T. E. Roberts and Mrs Roberts on their return home from their honeymoon. Mr Richard Jones, William .street, one of the deacons, who presided explained the object of the gathering in a short and appropriate speech. Among those who spoke were Messrs David Watkins, Isaac Griffiths, Llew Jones (who read 4peniltion to the Rev and Mrs Roberts composed by himself), and Mr Daniel Thomas. Re- freshments were then served round, and 1IJubsequently addresses were delivered by Mr Wil- Thomas, Mr Rowland Morgan, and Mr T. W Powell. The Rev T. E. Roberts acknowledged in feeling terms the hearty welcome given to himself and Mrs Roberts and the warm tributes paid to himself and his work as minister. The proceedings were varied by solos given by Miss Nesta Morgan, Mrs Evans, "Hendre Villa, Miss Mollie Owen, and Miss Lizzie Evans, and concluded with a vote of thanks to the ladies who superintended the refreshments, proposed by the Rev T. E. Roberts and seconded bv Dr Abraham Thomas. These ladies were—Mrs T. W. .Powell, Mrs Edwards, the Laurels, Mrs DI. Thomas, Mrs Isaac Griffiths, Miss M. Thomas, North- parade Mrs Richard Jones, and Mrs Rowland Morgan, assisted by a number of young ladies. A -volume of books which were to be presented to the Hev T. E. Roberts on this occasioned not arrive in time and will be presented at a future meeting. On Saturday Mrs Roberts entertained her Sunday -School class from Corris to tea. NORTH CARDIGANSHIRE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the above Association was held at Aberystwyth on Saturday last, Mr J. Jones, Taliesin, presiding. A vote of condolence with Mrs Ivory, widow of the late Mr C. J. Ivory, of Pen. rhyncoch, was passed. Mr Ivory was vice-president of the Association for this year, and was a very active member. Some of the members present bore the highest testimony to his worth and character. The new Evening School minute was discussed, but owing to the lack of definiteness in the minute, and the general chaos of educational politics at present, no resolution was put before the meeting. Messrs Blackie and Sons, Ltd., exhibited some of their recent publications at the meeting. DEATH OF AN OLD NATIVE. We regret to record the death of Mr John Evans, M.A., formerly headmaster of the Salop School, Oswestrv. which occurred last Sunday week At Aneddle, Criccieth, where he had resided for the past four years. Mr Evans was born in Aber- ystwyth on January 4th, 1830, and was thus a few months over 71 years of age. He was the youngest .eon of that famous school master, John Evans, whose well-known Mathematical and Commercial School" in Chalybeate-street had so great a reputa- tion for over forty years between 1820 and 1861. The father had had the late Dr Lewis Edwards, Bala. amongst his pupils, and when his son was nineteen years old, he went to Bala to the newly opened College, being attracted thither by the rising reputation of the Rev Lewis Edwards, M.A., who had not then obtained the doctorate from his University. Mr Evans remained at Bala for two years and had as his fellow student's as we think, Principal Price of Normal College. Bangor, Mr Richard Williams. F.R.A.S., solicitor, Newtown, the Rev Dr Griffith Parry, the late Dr John Hughes, Jlormerly of Liverpool), and the Rev Daniel Row- lands, M.A.. now of Bangor, who also was the de- ceased's fellow student at Edinburgh. At this Scotch University, Mr Evans took to the Art Course, and finally graduated M.A. applying himself with all diligence to his studies, but above VU to his favourite Mathematics, a braaeh of study for which his father was I very renowned. He won high distinction at Edin- burgh for mathematics, and carried off in 1855 a gold medal for proficiency in this department. He studied Latin there under Professor Pillans who was Professor of Humanity there, and was a dis- tinguished educationalist and had written a treatise of the Rationale of Discipline. His Mathematical Professor was Kelland, who had been Senior Wrangler at Cambridge in 1834. His Greek pro- fessor, we think, was Blackie, and he came, as we understand, largely under the influence of Sir wwiam nanmion. Before entering Edinburgh, Mr Evans had assisted his father and had served an apprenticeship as teacher under him. After graduating he took an appointment at Mill Hill School, near London, where his post was that of second master, the head- master being a brother of Dr William Smith, whose books on the classics are well-known. Amongst his pupils at Mill Hill was Sir E. Sadow, whose diplomatic connection with China is known to mnny of our readers. In 1859, we find Mr Evans settled as school-master at Beaumaris, having opened a school there at the special request, of the monthly meeting, for he had been strongly recom- mended to them as a competent and suitable teacher by Dr Lewis Edwards. It was during his sojourn in Beaumaris that he marriec. Miss Roberts, daughter of the late Dr Roberts, of Aberystwyth, whose drowning in the Dovey is remembered only bv the oldest of our townspeople. Dr Roberts was uncle to the late Mrs Jones (wife of Alderman Peter Jones), and to Miss Harriet Roberts, Portland- street. Mr Evans' stay at Beaumaris was not long, for he removed to Carnarvon. He was there in 1861, and remained till 1867, when be once more opened school in Anglesey, this time at Menai Bridge. Having remained here till 1872, lie removed to Oswestry, and opened the Salop School tiiprp Tfp remained at Oswestrv for 23 years till 1895. He had there a very flourishing school his pupils were drawn from various parts of North and Mid Wales; very many students went there from Cardiganshire and the immediate neighbourhood of Aberystwyth. He was assisted there latterly by his eldest son, Mr John Rhys Evans, M.A., formerly scholar of Christ's College, Cambridge, and now headmaster of Portmadoc County School. Mr Evans' health giving way, he was constrained to give up school, and he removed to Bangor in 1895 and resided there for about two years, when he once more removed to Criccieth to spend the remainder of his life's lease. He had been ailing for some months, but life appears to have been ebbing very rapidly towards its close. He was a most devoted aad ardent son of Aberyst wy th- from which indeed he should never have been separated. There can be no doubt that, after his graduation at Edinburgh he should have carried on the work which had been so successfully initiated by his father. He was a great reader, and particularly of theology, his guiding star in this branch being his old teacher, Dr Lewis Edwards, tor whom ne nart an unoounueu admiration. His favourite poet was Milton, from whose Paradise Lost" he could quote hundreds of lines. There was no passage, however, which he quoted with greater admiration than that in the third book of Paradise Lost" beginning with- No soonner had the Almighty ceased and ending- No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in Heaven. He had been elected deacon at the Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodist Church at Oswestry, and wher- ever he went he won, like his father, a great name as,-holwrpwitc." Ho was well known in Aberyst- wyth. though most of the old townsmen who be- longed to his generation have been called to their rest. He and the late Mr Edward Jones; Jasper House, were firm friends both were born mathe- maticians, and were very keen on their favourite study. Mr Evans was on more than one occasion examiner at Bala College. His brothers will be re- membered by some readers—Edward Evans was a chemist at Sheerness; he has been dead many years. David Evans has been for a very long time resident in Cincinnatti, America, and is still in good health. The deceased leaves a widow and four children—Miss Blanche Evans, Mr J. Rhys Evans, to whom reference has been made above, Mr Edgar Evans, N. P. Bank, Bala, and Mr Harold Evans, solicitor, Mold. The funeral took place on Thurs- day last at Aberystwyth.

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