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ABERYSTWYTH MARITIME.—Captain Humphreys, the harbour master, i been appointed Lloyd's agent for this district. COUNTY SCHOOL broke up on Thursday, and re-open ":1 Tuesday, January 14th. Information in regai .) i(!hni"sion of pupils may be obtained fromth. or from the HISTORICAL.—Mr David Samuel, of the County School, .includes his history of local schoolmasters and miVtre^es in the current number of Cymru. The edi: Mr O M. Edwards urges his readers to wnderta -ilni1¡;,r in regard to other towns. LECT -H -Professor T. E. Levi delivered his lecture Law in its relation to the Working- man "a-, v<LKu Schoolroom on Friday evening last. The Re T. E. Roberts occupied the chair. There waabu: t mall at tendance. PING ;'ONG.—Fresh evi(lence crops up every day of the .i inner iu which ping-pong is increasing its hoi u;.i>n 'he domestic circle. Witness the followii -■ Advertisement which should be of interest to lodevsu-house keepers.—Board residence, English family, ping-pong, parlour billiards, piano. Three i.i.t uies from station, &c. MAR MACK —On Thursday at bardis uongre- I gationk, Pontypridd, the marriage of the Rev T. Hughes, Pontlottyn, to Miss Mary Phillips, voumn" ianshter of Supt. Phillips, of Aberystwyth wasrolemr. The Rev W. I. Morris, assisted by the E. Gronow. officitated. The brides- inaidt, v. i- -Aliss Mim Chappel, Kidwelly, and the Misses Vera Phillips-Jones, Aberayron, and Ivy Irene Phillips, Pontypridd (nieces). The Rev J. Jones, I' Illiw, acted as best man. In the after- sioon th happy couple left for Bath and South of Englan Amongst the presents were some from lffaaare-'i Church, Pontlottyn, Gelligaer School Board, tr Howell Evans, chief constable of Cardi- eanshir and members of the constabulary. Mr Hughes iiis relinquished the pastorate of Nazareth, .Pontlot y-n, and will commence his ministry at Bethes' t. griton Ferry, early in the New Year. WRECKAGE.—A boatman, named William "William ■>, picked up on Thursday last a piece of the stern o' a ship's boat, about two feet long, which liefounii floating in the water near the Promenade Pier. The wood was painted blue, and had carved upon it "cW words Excel, Poole, Robert Gordon, master." The Excel is described in the shipp- ing re, as a small ketch belonging to Mr Andrev Robinson, Annalong, co. Down, Ireland. The wr. akage has been handed over to the custody of Mr I.- -,vis, Bridge-street, receiver of wrecks. ORATORIO.—Mr J. E. Leah, A.R.C O., the popular trjanist of Portland-street Congregational Chapel. rook a leading part in a performence of Spohr's Last. Judgment," given at St Jame's -Church. Southbroom. Devises, last week. The local pr -sS commenting on the performance, says that Mr F. J. Phipp. the organist of the church, who ac ed as conductor on this occasion, had an able sui '*ti;ute in the organ loft in Mr J. E. Leah. The instrumental work is described as dramatically descrip ive, and special mention is made of Mr Leah's -Uilfnl manipulation of the keyboard. THE WIOATHER.—A hard frost set in at the end of last Week and the air was cold, crisp, and dry and it wa- Loped that the frosty weather would con- tinue Iv.r Christmas, but on Sunday evening a gradua I ihaw set in and on Monday cold and heavy shower- of rain and hail fell and completely marred the pro^ie-its of the holidays. Travelling, market- ing, aId Christmas shopping had, therefore, to be under very unfavourable circumstances. The rai-i ;i I thaw, however, brought a welcome release ro flock-masters whose sheep were buried deep u, the snow by the. hundreds A large numbe" of animals have perished in this manner on the uplands of Cardiganshire and the adjoining counties. BUILDIG. Building operations are carried on as vigorously as ever at Aberystwyth during the present winter That part of Terrace-road, formerly known as Mary-street is undergoing a complete transformation, the whole block of house between North-parade, and Cambrian-street having been palled down to make room for new premises. The new houses will he built further back than the old ones in order to widen the street. The Buarth is being rapidly covered with sexii-detached villas and the adjoining field, known to more than one generation of school children as Cae Charles, is already built over. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.—The weather this Christmas can only be described as changeable. There was a heavy downfali of snow at the early part of last week, and the country wore its mantle of white, and still retains it on the hillsitles and mountain tops. A day or two of perfectly ideal weather—sharp and frosty, with a hard ground- was experienced, but the sudden changes to wild, weary, and wet weather, accompanied by heavy showers of sleet and rain, with dark and foggy in- tervals, was *ar from pleasant. The town is full of familiar faces that have long been absent, but but have now come home for the holidays. As usual, the trains were late and fairly heavily loaded, ir,d ha.1 to be iun in aeouuns Tor several evenings preceding Christmas. Another unfailing sign of"Christmas was the late delivery of letters, which caused great inconvenience to tradesmen and others, the arrangements being the worst on record. THE RADICAL CLUB.—3fr J. Hugh Edwards, editor Young Wales addressed a large meeting of the members and friends of the Radical Club on Friday evening last on the subject of Welsh Nationalism: its future in the light of the past." The chair was occupied by Mr D. C. Roberts. Mr Edwards spoke for over a hour-and-a-half, and his remarks were followed with rapt. attention. He forcibly pointed out that the two great dangers of Welsh nationhood were want of unity and com- mercial Philistinism. He pleaded for more unity amongst Welshmen politically, socially, and religiously. He emphasized the impotence of the present Welsh Liberal representatives in Parlia- ment, which he attributed to the fact that they had no common object to work for, because the majority were involved in interests other than those pertaining to Welsh aspirations and sentiment, Tfce'addres, which was eloquently delivered, was 'mmctuated' with frequent applause.—Mr John Evans, solicitor, afterwards proposed the following resolution That, this Club deeply feels tnat in educational and other matters the best interests of Wales 13re suffering from want of united action on the part of its representatives in Parliament, and, therefore, begs respectfully to call upon the Liberal members for Wales to make the Welsh Parliamentary Party a strong and united body, so tr» render it a more effective force in all matters resoectino' the Principality.Mr T. H. Edwards havine seconded, and Mr W. Griffiths (Waterloo) having supported, the resolution was unanimously carried A vote of thanks was also accorded Mr J. Hush Edwards for his address, on the motion of Councillor T. J. Samuel, seconded by Mr T. B. Ti_yi Expressions of condemnations of the dis- graceful proceedings which attended the recent Liberal meeting, at Birmingham, at which Mr Lloyd George, MP., was to have spoken, were made Mr John Evans thought that when a young Welshman had bearded the lion in his den, he rWrved to be recognised. He proposed a resolu- tion of congratulation to Mr Lloyd George upon having escaped scatheless, and expressing their great admiration of his conduct under such trying circumstances, their great abhorrence of the conduct of the Birmingham rowdies, and especially «f the conduct of the Birmingham Liberal Unionist Press, and also their feeling of disgust that Mr Chamberlain had not seen fit to dissociate himself from the expressions of opinion made by thS PreS-Mr J. Hugh Edwards seconded the resolution, which, on being put to the meeting, was carried without dissentient. VOLUNTEERS' PARADE.-The members of the 1st Cardiganshire. Company Royal Artillery had their first public parade on Saturday afternoon, and made a very favourable impression. The Com- pany paraded at 2-30 at the lown Hall the ofh- Sers present being Captain Roberts, Lieutenant Rea Lieutenant Morgan, Lieutenant-Surgeon Thomas and Lieut.-Vet.-Surg. Williams. Ihe muster 'was estimated at 170 strong. Mr Vaughan Davids M P., had invited the Company to his resi- dence Tanvbwlcb, and thither they marched, via Penparke and Rhydfelin, beaded by the Company s Band, under the conductorship of Band master Jack Edwards. The march through the streets of the town was watched by hundreds of interested spec- tators At Tanybwlch Mr Vaughan Davies, in the coarse of a short speech, complimented the officers and men upon their smart appearance, and expressed a hope that the volunteer movement would flourish at Aberystwyth. Refreshments having been par- taken'of the return march was entered upon, A^wyth being reached shortly before six °PnT^rF COURT..—John Williams, Prospect- plMe? Aterdovey, was on the 16th inst fined & 6d Ld costs at the local police Court for having been drunk on the highway at Aberystwyth.-Caroline Price Trefecban, who appeared to answer a similar charge on the 19th inst, was bound over in the sum of £ 2 for six months-John Micah a Machynlleth labourer, evidently expects a good Christmas dinner at Carmarthen. He was fined 2s 6d and costs on Monday by the Mayor (Mr R. J. Jones) and Mr Bichard Morgan for having been drunk and dis- orderly the previous Saturday at Trefecban Micah had sufficient money to pay the fine, but said he Wd prefer gaol. Consequently he was removed to his reformatory at Carmarthen on Tuesday, and Swill make his next public appearance just ,n Ste to welcome the advent of the new year.- Shn Mellor a Liverpool labourer, after having wtoken of the hospitality of the Workhouse on Sunday, refused to recompense the Guardians by breaking his allotted quantity of gtone on Monday mining He had no excuse to offer and he was ordered to be placed in durance vile for a fort- night.—Edward Davies, St James-square, was charged with having been drunk in Market-street on Monday morning, and was bound over in the sum ofm. DEATH OF CAPTAIX RICHARD DAVIEs.-We regret to have to record the death of Captain Richard Davies, of Solway House, Aexamraboa^ Aberystwyth, which took place at Cardlft i painfully sudden manner on F^daymormnK whither he had gone on the Pree\0U^Iu"Lnly Ul mrently good health. He was taken suddenly ahout mid-day on Thursday and medical aid was immediately summoned, but the Pat""JhI>J2 r awav about 2 p.m., the cause of the death beinrt S failure. Captain Richard Davies who was I I well-known and held in high esteem amongthe maritinie community in town, was a native of Borth where he was born 65 years ago T oi ON er 30 years he was closely indentified with Mr John Mathias and the late Mr Thomas Hugh Jones.in the acquisition of several sailing vessels, of which he was successively master. Since his retirement from active seafaring life about eight years ago he held the important appointment of over-looker for that firm. Messrs Mathias and Sons. Captain Davies was a widower, his wife havin„ pre-deceased him some years ago. He leaves to mourn their loss a son, Mr John Morg*„ D»™S five daughters, and seven grand-children. He was a faithful member at the Tabernacle C.M. Chapel. The funeral which was very largely attended took 1- 'l.rt.hf- place on Thursday, the body naving s by rail from Cardiff to Aberystwyth on Saturday evening. The interment was made at the cemetery, the Revs Thomas Levi and Wm Jones, officiating. Mr J R Griffiths, Market-street, was the under- TE DRAMATICS.—Two most successful repre- sentations of The Taming of the Shrew" were given on the 17th and 18th of December, by the College Dramatic Society-on both occasions to full and appreciative houses. Of the principal actors, Miss Jano Davies, as "Kate," deserves the highest praise. Her interpretations of the character was most fortunate; she showed the audience a really lovable woman with a strong individuality which, however, had taken a wrong bent until she met" Petrucbio." No fault whatever can be found with her acting. Mr D. R. Harris as « Petruchio was also excellent throughout, though perhaps in the last scene he might with advantage have shown more clearly that his roughness was only assumed. The dialogues between "Kate and "Petruchio" were undoubtedly toe pari*, lUV" appreciated. Both are actors of whom any dramatic society might be justly proud. Miss J. Clark made a verv pretty Bianca," but perhaps scarcely coquettish enough. She was at her best in part of the scene with the tutor and music-master. N, P. Greig was exceedingly good in parts, though he always seems to gesticulate and move about too much. Yet no one was surprised that" Bianca" chose him in preference to the selfish Hortensio" (Fred Williams), who, eventually, consoled himself with the rather too austere widow (J. Griffiths), or to that man of the world, "Gremio." The part of Grenro" was admirably taken by P. V. Thomas we think this promising actor would have shown himself to still greater advantage in a heavier part. Of all the actors, his appearance and deport- ment seemed to suit best the age and place which he represented. The three fathers-D. S. Jenkins, Professor Edwards, and M. H. Jones, B,A.-were too much alike-mild, benevolent, and uninterest- ins. T. G. Rees made a very attractive "Tranio.^ The parts of Grumio," Biondello," Curtio^ and the" Tailor," were successfully and suitably taken by J, Quayle. Jack Edwards, B.A., Noel Smith, and J. F. Hood, respectively. Though the subject of the play is not one to recommend itself to a 20th century audience, yet the rendering given was one of the least repulsive possible; and we would heartily congratulate the society on the dramatic talent at its disposal, and the committee on the successful manner in which it utilised that talent. We understand that special thanks are due to Professor Marshall, who worked throughout with indefatigable energy and perseverance. WELSHMEN AT THE CAPE. The latest mail brings to hand a copy of the Cape Argus giving a lengthy and interesting report of an Eisteddfod held in the Good Hope Hall, Capetown 011 Novdmber 26th, when some of the most influential men of the town were present including His Excellency the Governor (Sir Walter F. Helv- Hnchinson). His Excellency said that unfortunately he could not lay the flattering unction to his soul that he was a Welshman, but he could claim to being the next best thing—an Irishman.

A Queer Incident.

---------------GOGINAN.

CWMRHEIDIOL.

PENNANT.

ABERAYRON.

Aberayron Harbour Dues.

MACHYNLLETH.

CORRIS. I

LAMPETER.

--------, LLANDYSSUL.I,

DOLGELLEY.

■1 .1 ABERDOVEY.

— j ABERDOVEY AS A WINTER…

TREGAR*

CARDIGAN.

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