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ABERYSTWYTH SHILOH CHO P.-Tlie choir of Shiloh Chapel had their annual tea on Tuesday evening, when a large number were present. An enjoyable entertainment foil owed. PETTY SESSION'S.—At the Petty Sessions held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, before Messrs R J Jones (Mayor), C M Williams, Geo Davis, Thos Griffiths, and Jno Morgan, John Berry, 18, Thespian-street, Aberystwvth, was fined Is for allowing the chimney of his house to be on fire- AMBULANCE. A separate class under the Auspices of the St John Ambulance Association has been formed this winter for railwaymen. An- ,other class is in course of formation by the local .policemen, to which civilians can be admitted. Dr Bonsall is to be asked to become instructor. MINISTERIAL.—Among the most popular services held at Cardiff are those conducted on Sunday evenings at the Park Hall. On Sunday evening last the Chief Constable (Mr W Me Kenzie) presided over a large gathering, when an address was given by the Rev R J Rees, M.A., the pastor-elect of Tabernacle. TEMPERANCE.—The members of the juvenile Noddfa Lodge held their weekly meeting at Progress Hall on Friday evening last, under the presidency of Miss Pritchard, supported by Messrs D- and D. R. Davies. The following programme was rendered :-Hecitation, Evan Doughton duet, Lizzie Anne Jones and Claudia Jones; recitation, David Jones duet, Hannah Jane Jones and Nellie Harries; recitation, T. P. Jones; recitation, Tommy fnnes duet. Maararie Jones and Annie Parry reci- OUILCD UUC UY "1a.65"' WUVO au. .u. J T tation, Willie Sbewring recitation. Teddy James recitation, Maggie H. Jones; song, J. Arthur Hughes. The attendance was very good. POLICE CASES.—James Stephens, Cavan, Ireland, labourer, was brought before Mr Richard Morgan at the Police Station on Monday afternoon charged with begging alms.-P.C. Rowlands said he saw the man going from door to dosr in different streets. 1 He was under the influence of drink.—Accused was committed to prison for fourteen days.—On Tuesday morning David Williams, Llanellv, labourer, was fined 2s 6d for having been drunk on the highway at Trefechan on Monday night. BIBLE SOCIETY.—Prof E. Anwyl has been ap- pointed president of the local auxiliary at the British and Foreign Bible Society for the ensuing year. The Rev T. E Roberts has been re-elected secretary, and Mr Humphrey Meredith is to be asked to take the assistant secretaryship. The .annual meeting is to be held on February 4th, when the deputation, the Rev Dr Cynddylan Jones, will address meetings, in the afternoon at the College and in the evening at Tabernacle Chapel. VOLUNTEERS.—The 1st Cardiganshire Volunteer Artillery were inspected on Monday evening by Acting-Adjutant Fellowes, when there was a full muster. The men, together with the band, paraded at the Town Hall and matched to the Pavilion, where the inspection took place. Capt Roberts was in command and Capt Mathias was also present. The men were put through squad and marching drill by Lieutenant Rea, Lieutenant Morgan, Sergt Tom Phillips, and Sergt H. Bearne. The inspecting officer expressed himself well-pleased with the appearance of the men and commended them upon their smartness in drill. One of the guns to be used by the Company for drill purposes has now arrived. RADICAL CLUB.—A smoking concert was held at the Radical Club on Friday evening last, when a large attendance of members was treated to an excellent programme, prepared by Messrs R. Ben- bow and Llew Thomas. Mr T H Edwards occupied the chair and Mr Gwilyro Thomas was the accom- panist. Amongst those who took part in the pro- gramme were Messrs Roy Amphlette, W Lewis, Fred Edwards, Rees Thomas, A Llovd Williams, Richard Evans, and P B Loveday. Selections were also given on Mr Evan Davies' gramophone, and the Radical Club Male Voice Party sang a number of partsongs under the conductorship of Mr John Harries. Prizes were also given for the best jokes and impromptu speeches. The concert finished with the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau." I.O.G.T. The usual weekly meeting of the Ystwyth Lodge of Good Templars was held at the Progress Hall, Mill-street, on Friday evening last. The Chief Templar, Mr D. Ivi. Jones, presided over a large gathering, and one new member was en- rolled. The following programme was gone through :Recitation, "Guilty or Not Guilty," Miss Price. Bronpadarn; mandoline solo. Miss Maria Doughton recitatiiJn," The Result of Saying No," Miss Annie Charles, Trinity-toad song, Yn Iach i Ti Gyruru," Miss Davies, Lisburne-teri-ace; address on "Temperance," Miss Pritchard; recitation, Hen Stori." Miss Evans, Union-street. HOCKEY MATCH.—A hockey match between a team captained by Mr L P Pryse and a scratch team from the College was played on Friday last. The former team won by seven goals to one. The following were the members of the winning team :—Forwards, J Lloyd qu Hughes, Mrs L Pryse, Stanley Griffith Jones, Meyrick enti. Hughes, and Charles Jones; half-backs, L Pryse (captain), Miss Alice Phillips, and Miss Betty Jones backs, Checkland Williams and Tudor Jones goal, Miss Gladvs Jones. THE PROPOSED AQUARIUM.—The proposal to estab- lish an aquarium and fishery investigation depart- ment at Aberystwyth is being sedulously pushed forward. The Town Council is working in conjunc- tion with the College authorities, a.nd strong representations will be made to the Government for a grant toward the establishment of the aquarium. Mr Maconochie, M.P., a gentleman largely interested in the fishing industry, has promised his support in favour of Aberystwyth, and the Fishmongers' Com- pany will also be approached with the object of securing substantial assistance from that influential body. A SATURDAY NIGHT DISTURBANCE. The neighbourhood of the Town Clock was the scene of a noisy disturbance on Saturday evening last, the sequel to which was found at the Police Station on Monday morning. Three navvies, named John Murphy (of Wrexham), Joseph Bulger (Wicklow, Ireland), and John Baron (Warrington), all em- ployed on the Devil's Bridge Railway works, were brought up in custody, charge 1 before the Mayor (Mr R J Jones), Aid C M Williams, and Mr Edward Evans, with having been drunk and disorderly, and having assaulted the police, P,C. Mathias said that At about, seven o'clock he was called to eject the three prisoners from the Lion Vaults, Bridge- street. With difficulty he got them outside, and there the men became very abusive. He arrested Murphy, who tripped him and got him on to the ground. The two other men then set upon him and kicked and struck him several times. Some civilians came to his assistance, overpowered the men, and assisted him to take Murphy into custody.—Sergt Jones said he was called to Bridge- street on Saturday night. He met the last wit- ness, assisted by a large crowd, bringing Murphy to the Police Station. He was informed by P.C, Mathias that he bad been also assaulted by the other two men. He proceeded to arrest them, whereupon they became very violent, kicking and striking out at everybody. With the assistance of several civilians, the two men were carried bodily to the Police Station, their conduct on the way be- ing most violent. At the Station the three men continued to behave like madmen for about two hours.—The three prisoners had no questions to ask either witness. They expressed great penit- tence, and asked to be dealt with leniently.— Baron, it was stated, had a previous conviction against him for drunkenness, while Bulger had only been dismissed with a caution that same morning for a similar offence.—Baron said if the Bench treated him leniently, he would clear out, and never set foot in the county again.—After a short deliberation,. Murphy, who has a family of a wife and three children, was ordered to pay 5s and costs, in default, a fortnight's hard labour, for being drunk and disorderly, and £ 1 and costs, or a month's hard labour, for assaulting the police.— The two other men were each fined 10s and costs or fourteen days for being drunk and disorderly, and iEl and costs or one month's bard labour for assaulting the police.—'Murphy asked for time in which to pay the fine, and he was told to arrange with the police —Ann "Murphy, wife of John Murphy, was also charged with having been drunk and disorderly, and with obstructing the police in the execution of their duty. Accused, it was stated, interfered with the police while they were taking her husband to the police station, and had to be taken into custody herself, but was subse- quently released on bail.—She was now bound over to be of good behaviour. TEMPERANCE CONFERENCE.—A conference of Temperance workers was held on Wednesday evening last week at the Town Hall, presided over by ArcdeaconProtheroe. There were also pre- sent the Revs T Levi, Prebendary Williams, T E Roberts, M.A., and Ambrose Jones, Alderman C M Williams, Messrs Daniel Thomas (secretary of the North Cardiganshire Temperance Association). Peter Williams, T H Edwards, T J Samuel, R Northey. T Vaughan, Isaac Griffith, Wm Thomas, T W Powell, and others. Mr Harvey, secretary of the Central Temperance Legislation Board, deliv- ered an address on Lord Peel's proposals for licensing reform. In the course of his address, he said that Lord Peeljs main proposal was to carry out a very considerable reduction in the number of licensed houses. Seven years' notice would be given each licensee that'at the end of that period their licenses might or might not be renewed under the Act. At the same time, Lord Peel realized that it would never do to wait seven years to have these public-houses closed. He therefore proposed to give a cash consideration or compensation to some of the licensees at the begining of the term on the yearly rateable value before the seven years' notice expired. Another proposal by Lord Peel was to empower the licensing authority to I make the hour of opening in the morning later and the honr of closing at night earlier. Lord Peel was convinced of the benefits of the Sunday Clos- ing Act in Wales, but they in England bad not stomachs strong enough for the good things of Wales. Efforts were, however, being made to. extend the Sunday closing to Monmouthshire. It was proposed to close all public houses on elec- tion days, Elections could then be carried on in Jbetter order. He (Mr Harvey) did not know what the experience of Aberystwyth in grocers' j licenses was, but from what he gathered when ob- taining evidence for the commission they were beyond doubt a source of great mischief. It was therefore intended to abolish these licenses. Lord Peel proposed, to abolish the appeal to Quarter Sessions, and give the Licensing Authority com- plete discretion in all kinds of licenses. Lord' i'eel also proposed that clubs should be registered and when applying for the license, the applicant would have to make it perfectly clear to the Registrar that the Club was to be used for social and not for drinking purposes and no one under "eighteen years of age would be entitled to be a member. Further comments on Lord Peel's pro- posal were made by the Rev T Levi, Alderman C M Williams, Messrs Peter Williams, T H Edwards and others, the general feeling expressed being in favour of taking advantage of every concession granted them, rather than obtaining nothing at all.—It was agreed to hold a public meeting in the spring, when Dean Howell will be asked to deliver an address.—The meeting ended with votes of thanks to Mr Harvey and the Chairman. THE FREE CHURCH E-tTnited prayer meetings were held at the four English Free Churches last, week, under the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance. Addresses were also delivered at the different services as follows :-Sunday, January 5th, at Portland-street Congregational Chapel, Prof J. M. Angus, M.A., on New Life for the New Year Monday, Alfred-place Baptist Chapel, Rev T. A. Penry on "The Church"; Tuesday, Portland- street Congregational Chapel. Rev T. Williams, '7 B.A.. on "The World"; Wednesday, Bath-street Presbyterian Chapel, Rev T. H. Ingram on Our Own Land"; Thursday, Queen's-road Wesleyan Chapel, Rev A. Wynne Thomas on "The Young"; Sunday, Alfred-place Baptist Chapel, Prof D. Morgan Lewis, M.A., on Our Colleges and Schools." On Sunday last there was an interchange of pulpits among the pastors of the four English Free Churches, the preachers at Portland-street (Congre- gational), morning and evening, being the Revs A. Wynne Thomas and T. H. Ingram, respectively Queen's-road (Wesleyan), Revs T. Williams, B.A., and T. A. Penry; Alfred-place (Baptist), Revs T. H. Ingram and A. Wynne Thomas; Bath-street (Presbyterian), Revs T. A. Penry and T. Williams, B.A. OUR LADY'S MILL is fully dealt with in part ix. of Aberystwyth," just issued, the chapter includ- ing a mass of original matter not before printed, which has been secured by the 'services of Mr Edward Owen. barrister-at-law of the North Wales circuit and of the India Office, whose knowledge of the early legal records relating to Wales is well known. The editor of our Court Leet Presentments, by these documents, throws a flood of fresh light upon the town and its inhabitants at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries. The plates are entirely new pen and ink sketches by Mr A. Weight Matthews of Llanbadarn Church tower and gate, and measured drawings of both sides of the great cross of St Padarn. To the next part Mr Appleton will contribute a sketch of the glorious and unique entranse arch of this church, through which so many generations of Aberystwyth men and women have passed when living and been carried when dead. It cannot be too clearly stated that none of the pictures appearing in this work can be sold separately or other than to subscribers to the whole series, which will be completed in three more parts. TREAT TO WORKHOUSE INMATES. With characteristic generosity, the Mayor and Mayoress (Councillor and Mrs R J Jones) enter- tained the inmates of the Workhouse on Wednes- day evening in last week to an excellent tea. The rooms had been nicely decorated for the occasion with palms and flowers, kindly sent by the May- oress. About 40 of the inmates sat down to tea, and their enjoyment of the cake, biscuits, and other delicacies provided was evident in the happy expression on their faces. Tobacco was also pro- vided for the men, and sweets for the women and children. Special provision was made for the oc- cupants of the sick ward, who were supplied with jellies and other suitable invalid food. The Mayor and Mayoress, who personally superintended the carrying out of the arrangements with Mr and Mrs Jones (the master and matron), were given willing assistance by the following:—Mrs Evan Hugh James, Councillor G Fossett Roberts, Coun- cillor and Mrs J T Davies, Councillor T E Salmon, Mr Hugh Hughes, vice-chairman of the Board of Guardians, and Mrs Hughes, Miss Wynne, Miss Knight, Miss Stott, Mrs Jenkin Jones, Miss Annie Evans, Nurse Evans, Master Tom Jones, Miss Mary Roderick, and others. Following the tea, the re- mainder of the evening was spent in going through a first-rate miscellaneous programme. The Mayor presided, and in a brief address wished the inmates a happy new year, stating it gave him one of the greatest pleasures of his year of office to be able to give them the day's entertainment. The Mayor had prevailed upon his friend Mr Maldwyn Humphreys to be present, and his singing of Mentra Gwen delighted the audience. Others who assisted in the programme were Miss Doughton, who gave a mandoline solo, accompanied by Miss D R Jones, Miss Parry and Miss Jenkins, Miss Lewis and Miss Hughes, who gave duetts Mr J Paith Morgan and friends, who gave a quartette and MrJ E Hughes, Miss Eunice Lewis, Mr J C Davies, Miss LizzieWil- liams, Mr Jenkins, Mr J Arthur Hughes, and Miss Warrington, who gave songs. An item in the pro- gramme which aroused much curiosity and gave undisguised satisfaction were selections on the gramapbone, kin :ly lent by Mr Wheatley, Music Warehouse,Terrace-road. The foregoing programme interspered a splendid exhibition of lantern slides, shown by Mr D J Lewis, Great Darkgate-street, the pictures being described by Mr Hugh Hughes, to whom also the successful arrangement of the mus- ical portion of the entertainment is due.—The Mayor proposed a vote of thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who had assisted at the tea. to the Mas- ter and Matron for their indefatigable services, to Mr Hugh Hughes for the preparation of the pro- gramme, and to Mr Wheatley and Mr J D Lewis. The voie was carried with acclamation.—Councillor Salmon proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for their generosity and kindness to the inmates in affording them so enjoyable treat.—Mr Fossett Roberts seconded, and the audience showed their appreciation by hearty applause. The pro- ceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. FANCY DRESS BALL. On Thursday evening a fancy dress ball was held under the auspices of the Hockey Club at the Lion Hotel, when there was an unusually large and in- teresting gathering of ladies and gentlemen from the town and district, all attired in gay, quaint, and multi-coloured costumes, which made a pleasant scene of much charm and picturesqueness. Ap- pended is a list of those present and the characters they assumedMrs John Bonsall, "Poudre"; Miss Bonsall, "Early Victorian"; Mr Howell (Craigydon), mess dress 5th V.B. S. W.B.; Mrs Longcroft, evening dress; Miss Longcroft, "Lady Teazle Miss Longcroft, "Kate Greenaway Miss Kingscote, "Shepherdess"; Miss Kingscote, "Japanese Lady Mr Longcroft, "Pierrot"; Mr Gwyer, "Arab"; Miss Z. Price Lewes, "Duchess of Devonshire Miss Grace Lewes, "Gipsy Fortune Teller"; Captain J. Vaughan, uniform Mr G. Lewes Lloyd, "Houssa"; Mr Rogers, "Gondolier"; Miss Rogers, Egyptian Dress"; Mrs L. Pryse, "Evelina"; Mr L. Pryse, "Old Hunt Uniform Miss Howell, "Egyptian Dress"; Miss R. Howell, "An Old Picture"; Miss Mervyn, •'Duchess of Devonshire Mr Howell, evening dress Mr Watkin, "Portcullis Herald Uniform" Mrs Watkin, "Moorish Lady": Miss Watkin, "Shepherdess"; Miss Prothero, "Becky Sharp"; Miss 1'. Prothero, "Marie Antoinette"; Miss N. Prothero, "harly Victorian"; Mr D. Prothero, "Pierrot"; Mr A. Prothero, Brigand Chief Mrs Prothero, evening dress; Mrs Ellis Morgan, evening dress: Miss Purton, evening dress; Miss Morgan; Mr Herbert Hughes, "Musketeer"; Mr Meyrick Hughes, Charley" Mr Rex Hughes, Chef Mr G. Wil- liams, "Louis XIV" Miss Williams, "Shepherdess" Miss Walton, Miss Bishop, Mr Buckley, Otter Hunt Uniform"; Mrs Dean Phillips, evening dress; Miss A. Phillips, "Juliet" Mr Williams, evening dress; Captain Beale, uniform; Mrs Harries, evening dress Miss Harries, Shepherdess" Mr Harries, "Pierrot"; Miss Parry, "Lady Teazle"; Miss J. Parry, "Puritan" Mr Parry, "Dick Turpin"; Mr Stanley Griffith Jones, "Chef"; Mr Gordon Griffith Jones. "Barrister"; Mr Lightfoot, Neapolitan Fisherman Miss Morgan (Nantceirio), "Grecian Miss G. Morgan, "Japanese Dress Mrs Morgan, evening dress Major H. Bonsall, uniform; Mrs H. Bonsall, "Brittania"; Mr G. Loxdale, "Captain Kettle Mr Lloyd Hughes, John Lloyd of Mabws, 1702"; Miss Macaulay, 18th Century Dress Mr Macauley, "Military Cadet": Miss Jenkin Jones, "Toreadoress"; Mr C. Jones, "Toreador." Mrs John Bonsall, as "Pondre," was very handsomely attired in a rich white brocade. Mrs Watkin, who was attired as a Moorish lady in richly embroidered robes and beautiful diamonds, looked extremely well. Miss Jenkin Jones, as a Toreadoress, was not only becomingly dressed, but made a very striking and beautiful figure. Miss Protheroe, as "Becky Sharp," immortalized for all times by the genius of Thackeray, recalled the glories of similar scenes and gatherings in byegone times. Mrs Lewis Pryse, as "Evelina," was dressed in a 'gown of pale blue brocade with pansies, trimmed with old lace over a white petticoat, and looked very charming. Miss Howell, as an Egyptian lady, looked charming, and it was unanimously admitted to be the most beautiful dress in the room. Miss R. Howell also looked charming as An Old Picture. Miss Longcroft, who came as "Lady Teazel," looked remarkably well. Miss Alice Phillips, as Juliett," made a very pretty figure as usual. Miss Florence Williams, as a Shep- herdess, lent the scene a quiet, poetic charm that one was glad to see restored, as it were, from the peace- ful pastoral days of long ago. There were many very striking dresses among the men, but undoubtedly the best in the room were Mr Charles Jones as a "Toreador," Mr George Williams as "Louis XIV," and Mr Parry of Glanpaith as "DickTurpin," and the best disguised in the room was, without doubt, Mr Lcxdale as "Captain Kettle." Music was supplied by a string band and the cater- ing, which was in the capable hands of Mr and Mrs Rufus Williams, was done to the entire satisfaction of all. All who participated in the enjoyment of the pleasant gatherings of the week are deeply indebted to Mr Lewis Pryse of Pantgwvn, who was the presiding genius of all the functions. Mr Lewis Tryse is to be congratulated upon the brilliant success which at- tended his efforts, and for the attainment of which lie worked with a vigour worthy of emulation. At the mask ball on Friday night, which was a great success, thero were some very handsome dominoes, but the palm must be given to a mauve satin one, which was much admired by all. This proved a meet amusing gathering, SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesday evening, when there were present Mr W Thomas (chairman),presiding; Alderman PeterJones, Archdeacon Protheroe, Prof Edward Edwards, Mr r B Hall, Mr Griffiths, Mr D J Saer (headmaster), Mr J G Roi>erts (clerk), and Mr Lloyd (school attendance officer). THE BANKING ACCOUNT. The Chairman reported that during the past fort- night grants had been received to the amount ofP,640, and there was now a balance at the hank in favour of the Board of between £ 300 and £400. Ho had had a conversation with the deputy manager of the bank as to the banking account, and the bank authorities asked for payment of Z12, being the usual salary for three half-years. He had, however, been informed that if it could be arranged to have a balance at the the bank in favour of the Board of L100 or there- abouts, no charge whatever would be made. Archdeacon Protheroe asked how was this payment of £ 12 to be settled with the auditor. Alderman Peter Jones said they had power to attach a salary to the office of treasurer. I On the motion of Archdeacon Protheroe, seconded I by Prof Edwards, it was decided that the amount | be paid. MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS. The question of the medical examination of school children had arisen from a communication received from the Town Council. The Clerk had obtained legal opinion from an educational journal, which stated that the Board had the authority to engage a medical man to examine school children, and toincurr a reasonable expense for such purpose. Archdeacon Protheroe asked what would be the duties of such a person, if appointed, and the nature of his visits. The Chairman suggested that the matter might be left until the next meeting, when it could be fully gone into. Alderman Peter Jones suggested that in the mean- time the Clerk should elict further information which might help them to arrive at a decision. The matter was then deferred until the next meeting. HIS MAJESTY'S INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The following report of His Majesty's Inspector to the school was read BOYS' SCHOOL. The work of the New Code is well organised in this school, and the results attained are in most respects very encouraging. The School Board are to be con- gratulated on the improevments they have made i n'the premises It is to be hoped that the proposed altera- tions intended to obviate overcrowding will be carried out without delay.—Girls's School.—The Girls' De- partment is in good order, and the instruction is efficiently given. It would be well to divide the main room by a glazed partition.—Infants' School.— The infants are sympathetically and efficiently taught. It is hoped that the School Board will see their way clear to partition the main room without further delay —It was pointed out that the improve- ments suggested in the report had been carried out with the exception of that in the girls' department. The total grant earned was stated to be L856 17s, as compared with L837 5s 3d, the amount earned last year, an increase of P,19 lis 9d. The Headmaster pointed out that last year they had a grant on speci- fics, but although they still taught the subjects, that had now been stopped. The reports were considered very satisfactory inasmuch as the highest grant had been obtained by the three departments. The five pupil teachers kad passed their examinations, three well and two fairly. YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS ACT. A circular was read in regard to this Act, and the Board decided to comsider every case affected thereby as it might arise. SIGHT TESTING. The Headmaster reported having made enquiries a to appliances for testing the eyesight of school chil d ren. He found that a frame and sight testers could be obtained whereby the teachers themselves could detect defective eyesight, but other cases of a contagious character would require the attention of a medical man. The members thought the eye-testers would be a useful acquisition, and authorised the Headmaster to purchase them. ATTENDANCE. The attendance for the month of December, which showed an increase upon the corresponding period of the previous year was as follows :—Board School- Boys, 95-6 girls, 90-0 infants, 89-8 under five, 74'8. National School-Boys, 95'2; girls, 86"1 in- fants, 82-0 under five, 60'0. Penparke School- 74 0; under five, 45'0. POSTAL PILLORY. I think the public of Aberystwyth ought to be very grateful to you for throwing open your columns in tiie way you have done to expose their many griev- ances and the postal abuses of the town. Neverthe- less matters are not yet remedied. Can you believe it, Sir, that the pillarbox near the Town Hall (and there may be others as far as I know) is still timed to be cleared at 6.30 a.m., whereas it has been cleared at 5-30 a.m. for many months past., if not for years. As it is not any distance from the bit of a house where I reside, I have taken particular interest in this box since special mention was made of it in one of the first, and signed letters which appeared in your paper. Notwithstanding the many letters, leaders, leaderettes, and notices which have appeared, the postal authorities seem to be absolutely callous to the wants and requirements of the town. I am pleased to find that the Town Council is taking the matter up, and I hope they will tuck up their sleeves for a good fight this time. Our Council has had words with the Postmaster-General several times before, but I hope and trust that they will now come to "blows." We have some splendid fighting men in the Council, and I will back them to win if they go in for a real fight and not a boxing show. Of sham fights we have had enough, and are now quite tired and sick of them. We now insist on a "fight to the finish." November may seem a long way off, but allow me to remind our Councillors that old dogs have long memories, and that they can bark and bite as occasion requires. Surely enough material for speeches has been given in your columns, but there is one other very important item I wish to mention. It is not a merely local complaint, but general and increasing each year. I allude to the practice of appointing English men and women to fill the public offices in Wales. At Aberystwyth, neither the present postmaster nor several of the clerks can speak or understand a word of Welsh. Why should Welsh be indispensable in one watering place in Wales, and not in another ? If the Post- master General happened to drop in at the Aberyst- wyth Post Office some day-especially on a Monday —he would soon be convinced that Welsh is a real necessity. Is it not a scandalous shame and a gross insult to the Welsh nation that they are not allowed to speak their own, native language in their own towns, in their own country ? What would French- men say if only English-speaking people were ap- pointed to the public offices in France ? There would soon be a revolution, and somebody would have to be shifted. THE MAN ON THE MONUMENT.

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