Business Notices. I A BETTER SHOW THAN EYER. NEW GOODS, « FOR SPRING AND SUMMER WEAR. REES JONES Wishes to inform the inhabitants of TREGAReN and the district that he has just returned from some of the leading marKets, and is now showing a LARGE and CHOICE ASSORTMENT of LADIES' CLOTH. PLUSH AND SILK CAPES From 10s. 6d. to 75s. A FINE SELECTION OF LADIES' COSTUMES la black, and other colours, from 17s. 6d. to 75s. BEST MATERIALS NEWEST DESIGNS. MILLINERY A SPECIALITY. HATS, BONNETS, ETC., ETC., Of all kinds made up in the Latest Styles. REES JONES, EMPORIUM TREGARON. PtQC liclaeth o bob math o Ddillad Newydd pwrpasol i'r tymhor o ran ffurff a defnydd. THOMAS & JONES (Formerly Wm. Thomas), GENERAL MERCHANTS, ABERYSTWYTH. 'o TH THOMAS & JONES, f COAL AND LIME MERCHANTS, ABERYSTWYTH. A[3E BEST COAL AND LIME ALWAYS IN STOCK. ALSO BRICKS, PIPES, SLATES AND CEMENT. J. GWILYM EVANS, Family Grocer & Provision Merchant, THE STORES, HIGH STREET AND STATION ROAD TOWYN. NOTED HOUSE FOR TEA. BEST IN PURITY AND FLATOUR. THE A BERYSTWYTH Jg NAMELLED s LATE-WORKS, JJOPEWALK, A BFRYSTWYTH. MANUFACTURERS OF ENAMELLED SLATE CHIMNEY PIECES. Slabs of every description always in stock Prices and estimates on application. A WORD IN SEASON. TRY MORGANS Pectoral Linseed Balsam Certain Cure for Coughs, Colds, Influenza, and all affections ef the Chest, Throat, and Lungs. —— HAS CURED OTHERS. WILL CURE Yew. Prepared only by R. MOROAN, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, ABERYSTWYTH. Sold in Is. & 2s. bottles WONDERFUL RESWLTS. PUBLIC NOTICE. W. H. JONES, PROPRIETOR OF THE 'DON' TOILET SALOON, LITTLE DARKGATE STREET, WISHES to thank his numerous customers for their kind patronage in the past. The premises having been extended and fitted with up-to-date appliances have enabled him now to engage Three First-class Experienced men, where customers will be attended to with despatch. NeTE THE ADDRESS— THE DON' TOILET SALOON, 23, LITTLE DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. NOTICE. TO PROMOTERS OF EISTEDDFOD AU, CONCERTS, ETC., I PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Quickly and Neatly Done AT THB WELSH GAZETTE OFFICES, BRIDGE STREET, ABEKTSTWIIF. k SOMETHING QUITE NEW. AN IMPORTANT INTRODUCTION. 0- EASIEST THE WESTERN QUEEN WASHER. AN ro \V"ORK UNRIT ALLED WITH MACHINE. II fG HET -0- — A PRACTICAL WASHER. — DURABLE, COMPACT AND EASY TO KEEP CLEAN. The castingsjon the Western Queen are made with a view of as light running as possible. It has a steel mesh wheel i brace which forms a ballbearing to hold large and small gear in mesh. This 11 z, does away with all grinding and friction. The post and dasher are of best hard maple-. It washes a fewMor many pieces at, a time, and does not require the aid of a washboard. TTF" MADE IN BOTH ROUND AND SQU ARB STYLE. :o:- Also-tlie "COLUMBIA WASHER" and the "BENBOW ROTARY WASHER," First-class Machines combining PERFECTION, DURABILITY AND SIMPLICITY. Prices and particulars on application. SOLE AGENTS FOR CARDIGANSHIRE:— EDWARDS, EVANS, & CO., MERCHANTS, TREGARON. Local agents required in districts not represented. Liberal terms. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. —■ — | a.m. a.in a.m. p.m. p.m. p,m. p.m. p.m. ABERYSTWYTH Dept. 7 15 9 10,10 ^'12 15 1 15 ji 152 15|2 45 CHESTER- Air. 1 21 B 321 f oo4 o.j; OS 7 10 8 30 LIVERPOOL (Landing Stage) „ 2 10 2 B 20i f 30|5 201 7 20 8 O9 25 MANCHESTER (Exchange) „ 2 30& B 8 •> 8 8 10 37 10 10 WOLVERHAMPTON „ 11 49|2 13 5 5i 6 431 BIRMINGHAM „ 12 15|2 38 Wednes- |5 33 7 22 LONDON (Paddington) „ 3 30j5 20' idays only|8 45 <10 50 A.-Pa,ssengers.foi- London by this train are allowed one hour at Shrewsbury for lunch B.—Via Shrewsbury for these Stations. I C Via Dolgelley. Passengers wishing to travel by this Tmin should ask for Tickets via Do!gelley when booking. Passengers are requested to ask for Tickets by the GREAT WESTERN Route Every Information respecting Great Western Train Service can be obtained of Mr. J ROBERTS, 25, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, or of Mr. G. GRANT, Divisional Superintendent G.W.R., Chester. PADDINGTON STATION. J. L. WILKINSON, General Manager. — SE AS_ON_ 1901. MOWING MACHINES By the following leading makers:— cl KEYWORTH & CO'S "BUCKEYE." HARRISON McGREGOR'S "ALBION." PHILIP PIERCE & CO'S "ORION" AND VIUYOR." JONES & CO'S PLANO." OSBORNE & GO'S "COLUMBIA." HORNSBY & CO'S" PARAGON." BAMFORD & COS ROYAL." Sold by M. H. DAVIS & SONS, Aberystwyth. MILLINER! ESTABLISHMENT 1, GREAT DARKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. MRS. J. W. THOMAS NewSummer Goods Hats and Bonnets Cleaned and Altered. CENTRAL PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO. Speciality Stamp Photos. Charges Moderate. SEASON 1901. THOS. POWELL & CO., AnERY™i Are offering a CHOICE SELECTION of GAEDEN SEEDS. SEED POTATOES. GRAND SELECTION OF AGRICULTURAL SEEDS. Spring Wheat, White Oats, Black Tartarian nlt, Barley, Oeirch Lhvyd. Cowgrass Red Clover, White Dutch, Alsyke, Trefoil, Italian and reI ermial Ryegrass. Also, a Choice Selection of Clovers and Grasses for Meadows and Permanent Pastures. ALL THE SEEDS ARE OF THE FINEST QUALITY. Ni Werthir dim ond yr Madau Goreu. Gadbury's eoeoa ABSOLUTELY PURE, THEREFORE BEST. FREE FROM ALL ADMIXTURES, SUCH AS KOLA, MALT, HOPS, ALKALI, &c. The Standard of Highest Purity."—The Lancet. NSIST on having CADBURY'S (sold only -in Packets and Tin), as other Oocoas are sometimes substituted for the of extra profit MCCORMICK MOWERS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. B I N D H E o R R S S E G R R I A N K D E R S R S CCO;?AIC THE KING OF THE MEADOW. [GRAND PRIZE ANDI SEVEN MEDALS AWARDED AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION. rhe Glorious Record of the past season is good reason why you should buy McCormick Machines and no other ;old by—Da vies and Sons, Aberayron and Tregaron; W. James, Nfw Quay: Evans and Davies Lampeter; W. Thomas, Carmarthen; W. and E. Hopkins, L'aadllc; D. P. Lloyd, Dyffryn; W. James and SOB, Cardiganand Newcastle Emlyn McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., 71, Southwark Street, LONDON. IMPORTANT NOTICE. The Welsh Gazette" is the only penny paper published at Aberystwyth which contains complete reports of public bodies in Cardiganshire* Merionethshire, and Upper Montgomeryshire. For news of the entire district. and as an excellent advertizing medium* the "WelshGazette" will, therefore, be found invaluable.
LIGHT RAILWAYS FOR CARDIGANSHIRE. A LENGTHY and important discussion—which will be found in full in another part of the pac)er-took place at the Cardiganshire County Council, on Thursday, on the question whether the Cbunty Council should take the responsibility of giving financial support to the proposed extension of the Vale of Rheidol Light Railway to Abcrayron. The subject is of vital importance not only to the districts immediately affected, but to the county at large; ,tnd, in the short space at our disposal, we can do no better than recommend all those interested to carefully peruse the report of Thursday's proceedings. The Council, possessing as it does two such able men as Aldermen PETER JONES and C. M. VVILLIAMs-the one with a rare power to grasp generalisations, and the other with a matchless capacity for detail—should surely steer clear of the Scylla of indifference and the Charydis of recklessness, and give all the aid in its power to bring the project to a successful issue. That the proposed railway is wanted, and urgently wanted, there can be no dispute and it is to be hoped that the question of ways and means will present no such difficulties as will fatally embarrass, or indefinitely postpone the carrying out of the scheme. We under- stand that the draft of the proposed order of the Light Railway Commissioners authorising the extension of the railway to Aberayron contains a provision to enable the County Council and the local authorities affected to contribute towards the capital of the under- taking, and the chairman of the company is hopeful of being able to obtain a free Treasury grant of X42,000, leaving X16,000 to be found by the local authorities. It has been poiuted out that the greater the sum the free grant amounts to, the less will be the capital upon which interest will have to be earned. It is therefore evidently to the to the advantage of all the local authorities concerned to join in a strenuous effort to obtain a free grant from the Imperial Treasury. It is, of course, understood, that unless the Council ultimately approves of the details of the scheme it will not incur any responsibilities in the matter.
SILENCE BROKEN. THE Central News says Lord ROSEBERY'S letter and speech have had a most important bearing upon the cohesion of the Liberal party, which promises shortly to witness a striking rally-to the side of Sir HENRY CAMPBELL-BANNERMAK. More than a dozen Liberal members connected with the Im- perialist cult have decided that Lord ROSE- BERY is now beyond the, range of practical politics, and that their proper leader is Sir HENRY CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN. Lord ROSE- BERY, in his manifesto, pictures the Liberal party in a boat, with the oarsynen-not pulling in unison, and says they must determine upon the course they will piirsue before progress can be made. But he declines to steer. His attitude cannot be regarded as heroic, scarcely courageous, and, it is to be feared, not very useful. The attitude of independence assumed by Lord ROSEBERT may have its charms, but it is an impossible one for statesmen of his calibre. If he sees that until one section or the other asserts its predominance, there can be no Liberal party as an efficient political in- strument, then why does he aot use all his influence and abilities to promote the ascend- ancy of the section which he believes to be in the right ? When mutiny threatened the Liberal party, Sir HENRY CAMPBELL- BANNERMAN nobly stuck to his guns, while Lord ROSEBERY walked away in dudgeon with his hands in his pockets. Sir HENRY made the best of a bad situation, but the noble Lord would not sit on the thorny nest unless others were first to feather it well for him. Lord ROSEBERY chose an inop- portune moment for publishing his manifesto, and if it will not materially strengthen the hands of the Liberal leader, as we believe a.nd hope it will, it certainly "will not raise Lord ROSEBERY in the estimation ofthe rank md file of the Liberal"party,
THE NEW CRUSADE. ONE person in every nine dies of consump- tion. In London alone 12,000 people annually fall victims to this scourge while in Europe a million lives are lost every year from the same cause. All this terrible havoc, it is now established, is wrought in the human body by the microscopic bacillus Tuberculosis," and it is against this formidable enemy that a determined war was declared in London this week by a grand international congress. Ihft present campaign against consumption arose out of a congress at Berlin in May, 1899. Since then over 3,000 invitations have been sent out to the principal medical, saaitary, educational, and agricultural institutions, and much progress has been done. What is known: as the open-air treatment has been very generally adopted, and over thirty sanatoria have been esablished in the, British Isles. It was believed at one time that consumption was hereditary, but that theory has now been exploded. All that can be said is that some persons are hereditarily predisposed to it. The cause in each case lies outside, and is known to be a micro-organism, or small germ, which lives and thrives equally well in animals as in human bodies. It exists everywhere, this tubercle bacillus, and passes from animal to animal, and from animals to men. It is highly infectious, a characteristic which renders it all the more dangerous and the task of coping successfully with it one of great difficulty. It shows a specirl fondness for cows' milk, which renders it necessary to boil that article of diet before using. Speaking at the opening of the Congress on 0 ID Monday, Lord LISTER said that, thanks to Dr. KOCH, they now knew the enemy they had to fight. They also knew from PASTEUR that this enemy, the microbe of tuberculosis, like all others, was incapable of originating de novo, but must in all cases be derived from a similar organism. Here there was a hope, a splendid prospect of prevention but they did not look to prevention only-they might also seek to cure consumption. In this respect matters recently had become much more hopeful. They were learning more every day of the powers of the animal organism to resist the invasion of the bacillus, and the physician might learn something of the surgeon in this respect. They could sometimes sweep away the bacillus and restore the organism affected to its pristine health. Lord LISTER said he trusted that that assembly of scientific men from all parts' of the world would indicate the means by which they would be able eventually to stamp out this scourge of the human race. The discovery of the fact that consumption, and other forms of tuber- culosis, is preventable and controllable by intelligent precautions was quickly followed by the rapid spread of the sanatorium movement. In order to successfully apply these beneficial discoveries the general public must help the physician and the surgeon and the sooner the better the public realise that in tuberculosis they have a common enemy of the most insidious and dangerous character. Let us hope that the time is got far distant before we shall see a joint counties sanatorium opened in this district.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. The new president of the Welsh Congre- gational Union is the Rev Principal Row- lands, B.A., of Brecon. Principal Rowlands' first pastorate was at Llanbrynmair where he succeeded the well known S. R." A welcome change in the weather set in at the beginning of the week, and the pro- longed drought and tropical heat were brought to an end by a thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy showers of rain. A Local Government Board inquiry was held at Lampeter last week with reference tc the proposed extension of the Churchyard, We have already expressed the opinion that it would be a grievous mistake to further encroach the parish burial ground upon the town and nothing transpired at the enquiry to lead us to alter that opinion. The coming of age of Mr David Davies, of Llandiiiam-only son of the late Mr Edward Davies, and grandson of the late Mr David Davies, M.P. for Cardiganshire—was cel- ebrated yesterday with general manifestations of rejoicings. Theyoung squire, who is exceed- ingly popular in the Valley of the Severn, takes a keen and intelligent interest in public affairs—especially those pertaining to agri- culture. He has a promising career; and his numerous friends wish him a long and useful life. Considerable commotion was caused at Dolgelley by certain correspondence, with reference to the town water supply. The correspondence, which will be found in another column, was made public at a meet- ing of the Urban District Council on Tues- day, and the members, having heard both sides, were satisfied that there was no ground for attributing the cause of a prevalent illness to the water supply. The chairman and the medical officer are to be commended for the prompt action they took to put the matter at rest, not by shirking responsibility but by a thorough and searching investiga- tion. The removal of the engines of the Plyn- limon and Hafan ILtil%vay, last Saturday, has darkened the prospects of the re-opening of the line. It is much to be- regretted that the inhabitants of the district did not rise to the occasion by following the eTsample of Dinis Mawddwy, and take steps to-have the under- taking converted into a light railway. It i admitted on all hands that the railway is wanted, and that it would be a great boon to a wide reighbourhood. The District Council would do well to take the matter into consideration. Jacob Mander, of Darlastsn, and Henry Hadley, of Wednesfield, were each fined X3 10s at Sedgley, Staffordshire, on Monday, for being the principals in a cockfight for .£10 a side. About 50 persons assembled in a secluded valley. The police, having wit- nessed several fights, the cocks being armed and trimmed with short steel spurs, pounced upon them, arrested the principals, and secured one bird, which was said to be an extraordinary fighter, and valued at X10. In court there was no owner for the bird, and the magistrates ordered it to be sold and the money given to the poor fund. Science is rapidly contracting the Atlantic. Mr George Wilson, president of the Atlantic Shipping Company, which was founded about a year ago, announces that he is negotiating for the construction of some thirty-knot tur- bine steamships for the Trans-Atlantic trade. He states that they will make the voyage from New York to Bremerliaven in four days. Mr Wilson also declares that very great economies will be effected in working this fleet. In the first place, Texas fuel-oil will be substituted for coal, and this will mean that there will be a saving on each trip. Furthermore, a great economy will be made in space below-decks as the fuel will be carried in ballast tanks, and the ordinary fuel space will thus be available for freight. The economies in working and the mail sub- sidies which, it is believed, their great speed will certainly bring to the proposed vessels, are regarded as ensuring a valuable profit. The promoter says that the service will pro- bably be inaugurated a year hence. Advocates of the Beer Bill are awaiting the publication of the interim report of Lord Kelvin's Commission on Arsenical Poisoning. Signed a fortnight ago, the document was instantly laid before his Majesty, who commanded the Secretary of State to present it to Parliament. This was effected on Friday, but the report was in dummy," and some days must necessarily elapse before it can be issued as a Parlia- mentary paper. It is stated that the con- clusions arrived at by Lord Kelvin and hi> colleagues are eminently re-assuring to con- sumers of the popular beverage. It has been established that whenever malt is contam- inated fhemisclief arises from fuel, and all trouble can be avoided by the exercise oi reasonable care. Glucose will be remem- bered as the unfortunate cause of so many fatalities last autumn, and it is found thai impurities from this source also can be eliminated without undue difficulty. The Commissioners, however,'recommend several precautions for the. safety of the public. Those who imagined that the last" sport, ing parson" had disappeared from the Churcl of England are quite mistaken, for in this week's Church Times" a clergyman wh( boldly adopts the time-honouied pseudonyn writee a long letter asking whether gambling is really a sin, and he comes to the conclusion that it is not. To drink wine or beer ir moderation is not (he says) a sin neither it gambling, conducted in the same way ant within one's means. As an undergraduat< he used to attend Newmarket out of sheei love of horseflesh, and at th'3 University Steeplechases he and his friends frequently made bets, and the reckoning up of theii gains and losses added much to the fun oi the day. Same with cards—always for smal sums. When ordination came round, and he had to make his first confession, he had many grave sins to admit, but he did not include these small bets among them, because he did not regard them as breaches of the Commandments. The Sporting Parson' grants, however, that "a great deal of play may be justly discouraged, on the ground oi its being a fatuous, if not a ridiculousjuid contemptible amusement, and, therefore deleterious in the same way as it is dele- terious to eat the skins of baked potatoes tc the hurt of one's digestion." An important debate took place in the House of Commons, last week, on the motion for the third reading of the Finance Bill. Sir W. Harcourt discussed the financial position of the country, and said that the most alkrming fact was that, great as the fashion for expenditure was, the fashion for not paying it grew faster. What, he asked, would be the position of the British tax- payer after the war? Sir D. Barbour's 1 eport as to the position of the Transvaal showed that deficits were to be expected for several years after the establishment of peace, and some of the greatest items of future expenditure had, he observed, been wholly omitted from Sir David's calculations. Therefore if more money was wanted it would have to come from the British tax- payer. In this connection Sir William urged that the gold-mining industry should pay a proper share of the increased taxation. With regard to the Orange River Colony, Sir D. Barbour said that the surplus was not likely for a considerable period to exceed X150,000 a year, but his calculation did not provide tor the cost of the South African Constabulary. The colony would therefore be unable for some time to meet the cost of ordinary expenditure. He viewed the situa- tion with alarm. It is said that the Government leaders in the House of Commons are receiving a good many representations from the rank and file of their party against the retention of Sir John Gorst in office at the Board of Educa- tion, and it is perhaps fortunate for him that the session is so near its close. But there are also many apprehensions as to what he may do administratively during the autumn, when Parliament is not sitting, to extend the mischief he has already wrought. Mr Balfour is said to have had several con- ferences in his room at the House of Com- mons with Sir Richard Jebb and Sir William Anson, and it is understood that trouble for Sir John Gorst is brewing at Cambridge. It is believed that the real difficulty in the way of Mr Balfour's making changes in the direction which opinion eve 1 on his own side of the House of Commons clearly points, is the attitude of the Duke of Devonshire. Sir John Gorst has been playing up to the pisient opinions of his chief, the President of the Board of Education. The Duke is said to have given himself over wholly to the views of the Incorporated Association of Head Masters, who are bitterly opposed to the higher grade Board schools, and there- fore to the school boards, and he insists on Education Bill No. 2 being carried without any alteration in that part of it which establishes the principle that School Boards are only to carry on continuation education to the extent which is already a fact, and on sufferance by permission of the county councils. Sir John Gorst's sheet-anchor in office is the certainty that he has been talk- ing in sympathy with the views of the Duke. =-= Mrs Kruger, wife of the ex-President of the Transvaal, died at Pretoria on Saturday, The House of Lords on Monday reversed a judgment of the Court of Appeal in the Taff Vale Railway case, holding that a Trades Union could be sued under its registered name. The judgment of Mr Justice Far well was thus restored. Sir Marteine Lloyd, of Bronwvdd, pre- sided over a meeting of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, at Lampeter, last Thursday, when Mr D Lloyd Lewis, N.P. Bank, Aber- ystwyth J. Jenkins, Blaenplwy, and Sir Marteine Lloyd, were elected to represent Cardiganshire on the council of the Society. Mr Fred Osborn, Kingsfield, Herts, was fined £5 and costs at Sittingbourne on Monday for driving a motor-car at an ex- cessive speed. Defendant, it was alleged, drove at 14 or 15 miles an hour, causing a. horse attached to a local farmer's dogcart to take fright,, break the shaft, and throw out the occupants. Captain Robert Wynn, a younger brother of Sir Watkin Wynn, who went out to South Africa last year with the Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry, returned horn. to Oefn" St. Asaph, on Friday. The Bishop and the principal residents of the district met the captain at the station, and he had a. very cordial public reception. It seems that the determination of Lord Salisbury to force the Royal Declaration Bill through the-Lords has greatly annoyed the Ritualists, who especially dislike the recent emendation. It is stateI that Lord Halifax will certainly offer the measure an uncom- promising resistance, and that probably, one or two bishops will back him up. The London, correspondent of the Man- chester Guardian says that it is not impossible that Mr J. M. Maclean who recently resigned his membership of the Carlton Club may come forward as a Liberal candidate for a seat in the House of Commons. It is understood that his acces- sion to the forces of the Liberal party has been warmly welcomed by the leaders. Mr Samuel Pope, K.C., the leader of the Parliamentary Bar,died suddenly at his Lou- don residence on Monday night in his seventy- fourth yean. The remains will be interred at Llanbedr^ Merionethshire, where, until a. few years ago, he had a residence. He cultivated. with much success the breed of Welsh Black Cattle, and was a pillar of the Liberal cause in Merionethshire. At the- Carmarthen County Court the Society of Apothecaries sued William Morris Jenkins,. chemist, of St. Clears, for £20, as a [ penalty: for practising as a doctor without a diploma.. Evidence was given by the coroner to the effect that Jenkins had visited and examined a patient, and had to all intents and purposes acted as a physician. It was stated that Jenkins had been pre- viously cautioned, but without avail. The l jury found that an Act passed in the reign of George the Third had been contravened, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for the amount claimed, with costs. L ■; Sportsman writes :—With reference to > your article on the otter and the salmon in 1 last week's issue, the Hon. Geoffrey Hill R says in the Badmington Library of Sports i and Pastimes Otters are not decreased 1 in any way on my rivers they are better 5 preserved than they used to be, for people I are beginning to find that they kill and keep 3 down the coarse fish and eels which live on the spawn and fry of the better sort." The 7 otter is by far the largest of the very few R native carnivora remaining to us, and seeing that he really does little or no harm, it F surely behoves us to do all we can to protect [ and encourage him, instead of hastening his [ extinction. | J Mr Atherley-Jones, K.C., M.P., speaking at the annual festival of the Durham miners last Saturday criticised the Government for the paucity of its domestic reform, and <■ urged the necessity of a strong and united Liberal Oppo-ition in the House of Com- l mons. Lord Rosebery declared the other ( day, he said, that there was no chance of a Liberal party being returned to power, and > predicted that they were destined to wander forty years in the wilderness. He (Mr Atherley-Jones) admitted that there were » divisions in the Liberal party, but these, he 1 said, were created by the antipathies and jealousies of their pleaders. He would say to those men, Stand down make ROOM for better men, and enable those men who are willing to do the work of the Liberal party, who are willing to advance the great mea- sures of political and social reform to do it." Lord Rosebery deserted or retired from, the Liberal party in 1896. They were sorry to lose the services of a capable man. But since then what had he done? He had emerged from his retirement every now and then to revile them, to retard them, and to make the task of organisation as difficult as possible. A statesman who retired IN that way and then played Bo-peep was not, said Mr Atherley Jones, a man to be trusted as leader.
CARDIGAN DISTRICT LETTER. A WARNING. The great fire at Rushden last Friday- should prove a warning to our town authority. Reports state that the water supply of Rushden at present is only that of an over-grown village— the authorities had not kept pace with the times—the result was that the fire brigades were powerless and were reduced to a mockery. A conflagration at Cardigan would throw the lack of a. continuous and ample water supply into a lold and lurid relief. SECONDARY EDUCATION. At a meeting of the Town Council on Mondays, scheme was adopted to give four scholarships- tv.O for boys and two for girls at the Intermediate School, under the name of Free School Scholarships," being £15 a year paid by the Corporation as rent •1.1 PIEM^SES SET apart in the public buildings to accommodate the scholars of the Old Grammar School, and which had been claimed by the Charity Commi ssioners, the children of poor parents to have the preference after the other scholarships in the County School have been fiild. THE WATER SUPPLY. The Town Council having been thrertened with legal proceedings for failing to supply certain, ratepayers with water in cisterns in the fourth story, it was stated at a meeting of the Council on Monday, that, as the result of the recent law suit in which the Council was successful, a case was submitted, incorporating the Water Act of 1847 and the Local Act, to an eminent authority. His opinion was read, and was to the effect that under the local Act the Council was not obliged to supply the higher levels with water.