EGLWYSFACH. THE SMALL POX SCARE.-A correspondent writes Miss Mary Owen, who is living with her sister at the Post Office, is recovering very well, having been up now for about a fortnight. She was notified as a case of small pox by Dr Davies, and widely reported in the daily papers, causing tome commotion in the district, people being vaccinated all round and some were even afraid to pass through the village on the high road. Dr Williams, Machynlleth, and Dr Edwards, Cemmes, as well as the medical officer of health, Dr Mathews, visited her and their opinions were at variance and not confirmatory. Subsequently Dr Williams, Clettwr Hall, Tre'rddol (who has followed his profession and gained experience in South Africa), was called to attend her, and he described t it as a case of purpura and due to the state of her blood. Dr Matthews again saw her and agreed that it was purpura with what looked like being mild chicken pox. The Post Office is now about to be opened again.
LLANILAR. Petty Sessions. The monthly Petty Sessions were held on Friday last before Mr T J Waddingham (chairman), Mr 1) C Roberts, Mr Thomas Griflii tis. Mr E A L Powell, and Dr Hughes. School Attendance.-Lewis Morgan, 7. River- row, Treorky. Glamorgan, labourer, was charged by David Ellis, school attendance officer, with neglect- ing to cause his son William to attend school regu- larly, Catherine Morgan, Caenewydd, Llanrhys- tyd, the mother, was charged with the same offence. The child had only been present four times out of 44 in November last. The father is a collier in South Wales, and his wife stated he sent her money occasionally. The last occasion was a month ago, when she received P-l. Six weeks previous to thru she had also received a 21. She h "ix children, the eldest of whom was twelve. The reason she did not senci tne cmid to school regularly was that sne had not sufficient money to buy clothing for him.— It was stated that proceedings had been taken in respect of this child six times—The Bench fined the father £ l and costsand recommended the wife to take proceedings against her husband for not contri- buting sufficient to the maintenance of herself and children. The woman was also informed that unless the child attended regularly an order would have to be made to send him to a truant school.— Evan Lloyd, Pantycraf, Llanfihangel Upper, labourer, was charged by Thomas Morgan, school attendance officer, with neglecting to cause his nephew, Wm. John, to attend school regularly. This child had been absent 25 times out of 50. He lived two miles from the school -The uncle said the child had been ill on two occasions, once with influenza, and another time with a swollen heaci.- A fine of 2s 6d was imposed, Abate,i.-Davici James, Pier-street, Aberystwytb. was charged by Jaaies Hughes, sanitary inspector of the Aberystwyth Rural District Council, with allowing a house at Pentrellyn. Llanilar, to be oc- cupied, a portion of which was attached to a privy which was in such a state as to be a nuisance.—The magistrates were informed that the nuisance had been abated, and the case was withdrawn. A Farmer's Neglect.—Robert Guthrie, Dolgwy- berlig,Llanafan,farmer, wascbarged by Supt.Phillips with neglecting to sufficiently fence the fly-wheel and knives of a chaff-cutting machine worked by motive power oiher than manual labour, on Jan. 10th. He was further charged with neglecting to sufficiently fit up the mouth of the feeding box of the chaff cutting machine with an apparatus to pre- vent the hand being drawn to the kiives.-P.C. Jones said he visited Dolgwvbedig on the 10th Jan. He there saw the chaff machine in motion, worked by water power. Mr Guthrie's son was feeding the machine, the knives of which, together with the rollers and the three cog wheels on each side of the feeding mouth, were unprotected He had served notices on defendant in October last.—Defendant admitted the offence, but said the machine was an old-fashioned one. He had asked a man named Morris Jones to come.and see it, and he said the knives, &c., could not be protected.-—The Chief Constable said there were two distinct offences, but he did not press for two penalties. This was the first case under the Act.—The Bench imposed a fine of 5s including costs in one case, and the payment of the costs only in the other, the defend- ant being also ordered to discontinue the use of the machine. I'li reati. -David Jenkins, Glangors, Llangwyry- fon, farmer, was charged by John Evans, Rhyd- roeser Mabws, Llanrhystyd, farmer, with threaten- ing to kill the complainant, who thereby went in bodily fear of the defendant. Jenkins objected to Dr Hughes adjudicating in this case on the ground that we are not friends." Dr Hughes conse- quently withdrew.—Complainant said that a fort- night to the previous Monday, he was in his house. About ten o'clock he heard a shout outside the house. It was David Jenkins, who asked him to make him a basket. He said he could not. De- fendant asked him to come out, but he said he could not, as be had a bad foot. Defendant would not go away, and so he put on a slipper, and went out. Jenkins was on horseback, and asked him to accompany him a short distance. He said he could not, whereupon defendant thiew a ploughshare at him, which did not strike him. He then made use of threatening expressions, and said he would kill him, and would also kill Dick, Tangaer. He (com- plainant) went back to the house, and, defendant then dismounted from his horse, and began throw- ing stones at the door. and kicking it. He also said he would watch him and would wait an oppor- tuiaity to kill him. He saw defendant again on the following Wednesday night at Esgair, and be then said he would put an end to him. Cross-examined, complainant said he did not meet defendant on the road. He was afraid of defendant, because he earried a gun. He was walking about with a gun on the previous Friday.—Defendant, in reply to the Bench, said he was quite agreeable to be bound over to keep the peace.—The Chairman said it was evident the defendant was a very excitable and dangerous man, and complainant was afraid of him. —Defendant: I am very much more afraid of him. —Jenkins was bound over in the sum of £ 10 to keep the peace for six months. Alleged Assault.—Richard Evans, Tangaer, Llan- gwyryfon, labourer, was charged by David Jenkins, Glangors, Llangwyryfon, farmer, (the defendant in the previous case), with assault at Llangwyryfon on January 31st.-Mr William Davies, who ap- peared for defendant, said the summons was not served until the previous evening, and be, there- fore, asked for a remand until the next court.— The Bench granted the application. Theft at Frongoch Mine.-John Robinson Wil- liams, Frongoch Office, Llanfihangel Upper, elect- rician, was brought up in custody on remand charged with stealing £51 11s from a safe at Frongoch Mine Office, the property of George M Trefoes, the manager, on Feb 1st. The evidence of P.C. Jones, Pontrhydygroes, taken on the pre- vious Tuesday at Aberystwyth, was read over. Mr Hugh Hughes, who appeared for the defence, in- formed the Bench that the charge was admitted. —P.C Jones, examined by the Chief Constable, said on Saturday, Feb. 1st, he was at Frongoch, and saw defendant coming out of the office, at about 4-45 p.m. Henry Hancock, clerk at the Frongoch Lead Mine, said the previous Saturday was pay day at the mine. Having paid the men, he left the office about 1-30 p.m. He had left a bag. con- taining Z51 lls 7d in the safe, and had locked the safe. He also locked the door of the room contain- ing the safe. The storekeeper and the accused were in the office when he left. He told Davies to see that all was right before he left, About 8-30 on the following Monday morning, he went to the .ffice. He found the top of the safe open. It was an iron safe and the top sheeting bad been wrenched backward. The casing of the safe was about three inches in thickness. The key of the door leading to safe room was kept on a shelf in the office. After he found the safe in this condi- tion, he sent for a blacksmith. He could not open the safe with the key. On its being opened the bag containing the money was found to be missing. A pick was found lying near the door, and such an instrument might have been used in opening the safe. There were two other paper bags in the safe, one containing P,4 17s 4d, and the other £116s which bad not been removed. There was also some loose silver left, amounting to S3 2s llid, Accused was in the habit of sleeping on the premises. He had been in the employ of the Com- pany for about twelve months.—Cross-examined by Mr Hughes Accused did not know the reason why defendant was leaving the employ of the Company. Mr Trefoes had given him a testimon- ial, and upon that he had received another position in the Midlands. Accused had slept on the pre- mises up to Christmas. The key of the safe room was left in a place where prisoner and the store keeper could find it Chief Constable said that on Monday afternoon, in consequence of a telegram received from P.C. Jones, he gave certain instruc- tions to Sergt Phillips. In consequence of what be did the accused came to the Police Station a little after four o'clock in the afternoon. In reply to the questions put to him, he said he left Fron- goch on the previous Saturday about two o'clock. He was not there after two o'clock. He went for a drive on Sunday to Red Rock, which was about a mile below the works. He was not nearer to the office than that. He came home to Aberystwyth on Monday morning. He bad stayed stayed since Saturday afternoon till then at the Miners Aims,Pontrhydygroes. He had about ZZ in his possession on Saturday, some of which he bad spent. He had something under Z2 in his pockets then. The Chief Constable said he in- formed Williams that a sum of £50 had been stolen from the office at Frongoch, and asked if he had any objection in allowing himself to be searched. He replied not the slightest. Accused pulled some money out of his trouser pockets amounting to 19s 31, Asked if he had any more money about his person, he felt, and replied in the negative, He (witness) then asked that he be allowed to search. Permission was given, and in his waist- coat pocket a sum of P,5 10s in gold and 6d in sil-i ver was Uu.ul. He al.-o luund eleven penny j stamps. P.O. Jones, Pontrhydygroes, then arrived, ) :ind him a list of sums of money pairl by I accused siuce the previous Saturday. He was then ch:rged[;;nd locked up.gjBetween 7 and 8 that night I be (witness) called at the Police Station. Hefound r accused silting before the fire in the charge room. If- asked the constable if he had found all the money, and he replied, "No." Accused then got up from his chair, and said he was very sorry for what had happened, and would take him and the constable to the spot where he had hidden some m of the money. He (witness) suggested that prisoner should describe the spot, and the constable could go himself, in order to avoid drawing a crowd. Thi:, he did, and the money was found by P.C. .Tones- fit the spot iii(licate(-I.lil reply to Mr Hugh Hughs- Lie Chief Constable said he had known the deicndui.t for about eight years and so far as he knew he had borne an irreproachable character np to this oil'enee.—Mr Trefoes, the manager of the mine, was called, and said accused had been'. in his employ for the past twelve months. His engagement terminated on the Saturday, and be gave him a "en" good testimonial. He had since heard iliat enabled him. with other testi- monials to obtain a j>.virion as electrician in the Mid'an -Mr H;:gh Hughes made a strong appeal to the lb-rich on behalf of the accused for leniency, who. heaid. felt his position very keenly. Prisoner ;JrJ hitherto br-rn^ a good character and was well- known ,r. ,v>t n»-twvth He asked the Bench to believe ii«i wba; happened on Saturday was some- thing done in a weak moment. He regretted io say i hat this young man had lived beyond his means at Pontrhydygroes. He was too fond If society. He had been living for short periods in large towns in England, and was fond of society, and not being able to get it at the mines., used to go to Pont rhyd vetoes. There lie spent more money than he and incurred. liabilities beyond what iiis eiiii'led him to incur.—It got abroad that he was leaving the mine, and the e indebted r.aturaliv began to press •!in ior payment. He was on! v7 twesitv years of List S-ptfjrnher, and having no one to consult, i • necame exasperated by the demands of t he,;p lY" [c.r ¡!Jolley, Then in a weak moment, he was i to open the safe and abstract this money fret:! it. Prisoner had served as electrician in several places during the last seven or eight years, and before goiv.g to Frongoch Mine had been for two years in the employ of the Abervstwvth Eleciric Lighting Co., which employment he also left with an exc-ellent character. Mr Huches poinJed that ihe magistrates ha.d power to deal with i ii(, iniiei- -tbe Fii-t OfY('n(le,-s Act, the I-)rovi.-i uf which enabled them to call upon i him to fi ie; for his future behaviour, and to come :3 for judgment when called upon. Prisoner wished to-express through him his >rrow for having treated Ins old-employers in the way he had. The sum of £ 19 which had not hen re- covered he had spent in paying his debts, but so fa i- as tt,, ",i!, it h.- nia,le good to ,(;,>t;JF:U\y.T!w Bene)" after a short deliberation, scniencw! the accused YO ore month's imprisi:rin m hard labour, tlm Chairman remarking- with persons who -had been previously convicted, and he hoped that he would form good resolutions for the fuf ere.
ALLEGED MISLEADING PROSPECTUS. In the Clioncei-y Division, on Saturday, Mr. Justice Swinfen Eaely resumed the hearing of the tiction brought by Dr. J. Fleming Hartley to re- cover damages from the Marquis of Aylesbury and his co-directors, of the Houses Cement and Anti-Crustator Company, Limited, for alleged mis- representation in the prospectus of the company, which he averred induced him to talte shares. The defendants denied misrepresentation. After hear- ing legal arguments, his Lordship said he would give judgment next week.
CURIOUS CAUSE OF A COLLISION. On Saturday two empty goods trains were pro- ceeding from Desborough to Leicester. When near a signal-box a hand lamp signal was given to one train to proceed. The signal was reflected in the signal-bos window, and was taken by the driver of the second train to proceed also. Every effort was made to avoid a collision, but it was too late, although the damage was greatly modi- fied. Both main lines were blocked, and the Scotch and other expresses were delayed over au hour. One man was badly injured.
NEW MEANS OF SUICIDE. A lady who was under treatment for a nervous eomplaint at a medical home in Beitilinotitgtt-eet, Marylehone, is stated to be tht: fint person in England who has died from drinking Lysol, a German preparation containing carbolic acid, used for disinfecting purposes. At the inquest on Saturday it was shown that the deceased had taken a bottle containing the poison from a cup- bond.and died soon after drinking the contents, the bottle being found in her bed. A verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity was returned,
SINGULAR STREET ACCIDENT. An elderly woman met with a shocking accident when walking from Sedgley to Wolverhampton. A chimney-pot, owing, it is thought to frost, be- came displaced, and fell on to the woman's head, causing her to sustain grave injuries. She was found by Inspector Moss in an unconscious state, suffering from concussion of the bruin, and losing a large quantity of blood. She was removed to the hospital ill It precarious state.
A FREE PARDON. It is announced that the Home Secretary has advised the King to grant a free pardon to two men, nluned Grimme, who were charged with stealing a van load of tea, at the Minories, Lon- don, on November 21st, and sentenced to penal servitude. The men set up an alibi, and after they had been sentenced two men surrendered to the police, confessing they were the offenders. They were, however, discharged on the ground that there wrs no evidence to support their vol- untary statements.
DEATH IN A CHURCH PORCH. Mr. F. T. Myers, insurance broker, of Manning- ham, a local preacher, died with sensational sud- denness on Sunday evening. He had to hurry to Catch a train from Bradford to Laisterdyke to ful- fil a preaching appointment at Suttons Green United Methodist Church, and he died in the church porch, saying "I am going." The congre- gation had assembled, but they quietly dispersed. The event caused a profound sensation in Brad- ford, where deceased was well known and highly respected.
SHOCKING TRAGEDY ON A LINER. A sensation was caused fin Saturday in Prince's Doel;, Govan, hy a shocking tragedy which Qe- curred ou board the Allan liner Ava. The victim IK a ship's cook, his assailant be,ug a deck hand. Both men, who are Lascars, quarrelled n the ghip's galley. The cook siicce ied in flooring his opponent, who afterward- if I le t cue gab iiiul returned ten minutes later \[,1 a t> st A .[,01 which he deliberately s iot. t, e c dv u.i i 1) e I t. > death before the arrival of a decuor 1 tie a'.i.i.i wa. w Ines ed hy the shin's wa:e man. an t. e al- lege.: assailant was ar; e t 'd w t >ut. re-i. >i, ii< Tne murdered man and in as-a -mi. Were o >t signe I. on at the same Indian p-'ri. 'uit it no known what cau-.ed the qiiarr-'i wii e-o ended so tragically signe I. on at the same Indian it i no known what cau-.ed the qiiarr-'i wii e-o ended so tragically
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.4:1 NATURE NOTES. THE BIRDS OF A TOWN GARDEN.—ill The Hedgs Sparrow is the little brown bird whose mossy nest and blue eggs all birds-nestiug boys know so well. It is unfortunate in its name, for it is not a sparrow at all, and has none of the pert, noisy ways of its namesake. When food is put out for the birds in winter, the hedge sparrow is one of the first to claim its share, hopping and creeping up to the place before even a robin has tasted the fare. lite Tits or Titmice, of which we have four kinds, are perhaps the most interesting and amusing of all our garden birds. Though amongst the smallest of our feathered friends, they are the most active, being for ever on the move in the trees or hedge- row, often hanging head downwards as they search the bark for insects, for the tit, is a perfect acrobat and does not care in the least whether his head or his heels are uppermost. So we stretch a lise between two posts and hang from it a cocoa-nut with the end sawn off,.a lump of suet and some bones from the Christmas turkey. To reach these dainties the tits will throw themselves into all kinds of curious attitudes and never cease their efforts till the cocoa- nut is an empty shell, and the banes clean picked. First in point of numbers is the little Blue Tit. There are often three or four of them tugging away at the suet at once, each ready to hold his own against all comers. Sometimes, but not often, a Coal Tit, known by hisjblack cap and white cheeks, joins the party, or a Great; Tit appears on the scene, puts his smaller relatives to flight, and makes short work of the suet by carrying off a lump of it nearly a large as himself. It is the Great Tit which early in the year has a note which sounds as if he was sharpening a saw with a file, or as if a black- smith were hammering upon a minature anvil. the Long-tailed Tit is the smallest, of all, a tiny bunole of feathers with a tail so long that it seems out of all proportion to its size. About once a year a whole troop of them will visit the garden. They come down the hedge one after another as if playing follow the leader," but only stay for a few moments, and never come for food with the other tits. Almost any day we may see the 1Fren, another small bird, but a great favourite, especially with children, who call him the Jenny Wren. He creeps about the hedge with his tail cocked over his back. stopping now and then to sing with a voice which seems much too loud for so small a performer. (To be continued). U.C.W. T. H. SALTER,
LLANDYSSUL. MATIRIAGE.-On Wednesday, the 5th inst., there was celebrated in Essex Church, Kensington, the nuptials of the Rev Wm Jenkin Davies, of Mount Pottinger, Belfast, and formerly(1889-1896) minister of the Unitarian congregations of Llandyssul, Llwyn- rhydowen and Capel Fadfa and Ellen Mary, eldest daughter of the late Alfred Lawrence and Mrs Lawrence, of Kensington Palace Gardens, and niece of Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, Bart., M.P., by whom the bride was given away. The ceremony was performed by the minister of the church, Rev F. K. Freeston, assisted by the Rev J. Estlin Car- penter, M.A., "Case" Lecturer on Comparative Religion at Manchester Coll., Oxford. The spacious church was packed with guests. The bride has long been an active worker in several of its agencies, as also with the Central Postal Mission and the British and Foreign Unitarian Association. The bridegroom, who is well known and remembered in this neighbourhood, is the author of "Hanes Plwyf Llandyssul," which appeared in 1896. The best man was the Rev E. Ceredig Jones, M.A., of Brad- ford, a native of Ciliau Aeron. A reception at Mrs Lawrence's followed the service, at which the ladies of the Welsh Choir and the Blue Hungarian Band provided music. The honeymoon is being spent in Italy, and later the bride and bridegroom will, we understand, spend a short time in Wales before taking up their residence at Belfast.
AreWomen fully appreciated [To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette.] Dear Sir,—Writing as a woman in this contro- versy, I think that if, as A Mere Man suggests, every woman tried to keep herself" bright, spark- ling, cherry, and pretty," the sex would be far more deeply appreciated. At the same time A Mere Man forgets that women have not the physical strength to bear the common ailments which afflict humanity with the same ease as men. Can their lot be made lighter in this respect ? I have proved that it can. Women readers who have tried them Will bear me out in the statement that Chas Forde's Bile Beans are nature's greatest remedy for head- ache, fretfulnefs, nervousness, that run down and don't care sensation and for the other common ailments which go to make the woman in the house Cross and unattractive. Bile Beans I have found to so tone up the nerves that one does not get 61 bothered to death over household details, and they so improve the system that one's strength is duly renewed, and hard work does not rob one of the pleasure of living. They are not expensive, and if introduced into every home, would, I believe, make the woman of the home more appreciated because they would make her more healthy, more attractive, and more even tempered. ONE WHO HAS PROVED- THEM. -40.
VEGETABLE GARDEN. Get the seed lists made out and sent la im soon as possible. Those who have had experience know what varieties suit their onu soil best, and it is wise to keep to these varieties for all main crops, though Novelties, to a limited extent, and in a small Vray, may be tried. When 1 was a young man 1 was always anxious to have the I)e.,tot every- thing but I soon discovered that the newest *re not necessarily the best or ino*t profitable Varieties to grow, and they are ceituinly inore expensive. The need- tnun finds tiioaiiiitteurof a sanguine temperament the best customer for the novelties in seeds of vegetables and flowers, U.'hose who are busy preparing the land for next season's cropping will bear in mind the effect the drought of last summer when the water "as scarce, and provide a deep and rich root- Jtun for the crop" they intend to platit; and to ■do this correctly it will be necessary to make a rough plan of the garden, showing how each plot is to be planted, and then the trenching and manuring need not be of that, haphazard character they commonly are. It will he borne in mind that plants which are grown for their 3roots (Potatoes excepted) are better without lresh manure, unless the manure is buried deeper than usual, so as to be well under the plants. WINTER VEGETABLES. There can be no question as to the value of tvinter vegetahle. and the better these are grown during the early autumn the more reliable they are in mid-winter. I am aware that amateurs often have none too ninny rt-ally good Winter vegetables, and this is owing to late planting, so that the plants have not time to Inake a good growth before being cut down by frost. This mostly refers to the Bra^sieas, such as Kales and early Broccoli, though even with the best culture no one can pie\ent. injury to the last-named by frost. It gM<'d-Mzed plants bo obtained lliey are in a better position to Stand our winters; indeed, it the heads are formed the latter will keep good for weeks, given the shelter of a cool cellar or shed just frost-proof. WINDOW GARDENING. Very often as the days lengthen the cold W taore inteusc, and greater is neces- sary to protect things in cuhl rooms. At this Season do not water any plant until it needs it, and Geraniums, Fu-li-in, (t iiiay go for Several week- iu a cool room during frosty or damp, foggy woather without water. Of P, plants with large gi een leaves, such as RubSvrK, •Palms, etc., will • ufiVr nuv-h if i <•, luitted to get dust dry.—Gardening lliu-ilral.ii.
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OLD ROGER One of Nature's Gentlemen. BY PHILIP SIDNEY." The Royal Alfc,C, has probably done no greater beneficent act, nor one more likely to bring in new subscribers to its funds, than in granting a pension payable monthly to Old Roger," the master mariner and experienced ship carpenter, whose cheery face, clear eye, and manly self independence are known to many, besides his fellow villagers of Aberdovey. From personal knowledge of his long life's story, I seek this week to interest my readers in him, who has built his own ships, commanded them for years, and never lost a halfpenny to any one. f" 4.-1. -f'. n"1: liorn at Lilansantraea, au bile uay w wiuigiu, mid way between Aberystwyth and New Quay, in the memorable year of 1815—Waterloo year —the son of Nicholas Lewis, a ship- builder of more than local repute, Roger naturally followed his father's vocation, and when 18 years of age, blest by old Vicar Herbert, the lad was tasting salt on the smack ridorit of some 40 tons. About this time his father had a cruel monetary loss, a terrific gale which swept Llanoa, raised so high a tide, that. the waters floated from their stocks six vessels he was then building; and not one was recovered. Roger was for some time sailing in the coaster Speedwell," Captain Dai. Felix, who bad for the big lad a profound and deep love,-no other word but this can be used,—which was also the relation- ship between him and his next master Captain Humphreys, of the brig Credo" who, when Roger left him at Flint to walk all the way to Aberdovey to get, my wife," cried to the young man, and begged him to come back, and be unto him as the son he had then just lost. Roger soon took to ship iniilding at Penhclig cove, Aberdovey, and before long, about 1836, he had built the smack Catherine," and in her sailed as master mariner for eight years, with Aberllefenny lead ore to Chester bringing back as return cargo, general goods for Machynlleth, Talybont, Llanbryn- mair, and adjacent places, which were ferried across Dovey from Penrhyn point, and then carried by John Oliver to their destinations. Roger, who had crossed the Atlantic to Quebec, sixteen times in four years, knew well the many currents, a knowledge which, as we shall soon see was to save Dovey from being sanded up. Mean- while he built yet other smacks, Dovey Packet," Meirion Lass and others, never failing to tread their (leeks himself, and feel them, with pride, justifying his expectations of them, as they cut through the waves. Aberdovey, when he first knew it more than 60 years since knew no visitors, nor fishing regulations, and water bailiffs, why said he to me a few days ago. poor people should then have salmon plenty, and no one to stop 'em. Here then he settled living first in one of mason Edward Jones' rooms, "nigh unto Mr Wesley's Chapel." House building too came not amiss to him. When John Jones the blacksmith was hurt by a kick from a horse, more than half a hundred years back,Roger set to work and actually built the very smithy where Edward Jones has long carried on his father's trade, and now, with his wife, keeps so affectionate a guard over Roger whose quaint red and blue painted cottage,—built also by the old man himself-is so picturesque, an object by the road side, a cabin from which no man—even if he would—can evict the Vicar's oldest parishoner. Of one event Roger is justifiably proud, and to hear this veteran of 87 summers tell the story is alone worth a visit to see him. When the Cam- brian Railway was being planned away back in the fifties it was proposed to build a bridge across the Dovey from Craig Fawr, by Mrs Got,to's quaint cottage to a point under Lodge Park. Two parties existed, one for, the other against the plan; it was pointed out that no foundations could be got for the piles, and that such a bridge as was contemplated would injure Dovey Bar.. The battle was fought out in one of the committee rooms of the Houses of Parliament, and to West- minster, Roger was taken, as the one man best able to give reliable evidence. In company with Cap- tain Edward Bell and James Webster, Roger left Aberdovey by mail coach for Machynlleth, starting there by train at 2 p.m. and "reaching London" said he the same night." said he the same night." For four days did Roger give his evidenoe against the bridge. John Evans of Morben, timber merchant, was all in favour of it, saying to the chairman of committee that "Roger was only a ship carpenter," but so convincing were his objec- tions, so well studied bis defence that the Chairman replied—" You don't often get such a man as this in the House, and you shall not touch the scouring power of the Dovey." Earl Vane, father of the present Lord London- derry," saidRoger to me, "Mr Wynne of Peniarth,Mr Jones of Geufronydd were with me, and ordered dinner for me in the House, and Mr Wynne got me a pass for the House of Lords saying, Roger, you shall hear your own name there,' and there I went and heard the bill disscussed. Few men here sir, can say that, and so I saved the Dovey;" and as he said this, the eyes, which have never yet worn glasses, looked out on the sun-lit river with joy and happiness. Roger has known adversity,—a long illness of his wife whom he tenderly nursed till she crossed the bar." monetary losses, and the cessation of regular Baptist services at Aberdovey took much out of the brave old man; but still he kept his face to the light; he could work, and he does work, reader, I left him in the sun making and fitting spindles for a ladder-, he owed no man anything, he smoked not at all, he had his health, be had "lived on bread and water, and never wanted," and now comes the Royal Alfred' under Mr Monckton's tender, far see- ing eye, to gladden the sun-set. For years Roger kept open bouse for Baptist min- isters, few of whom now come to see him he was, with Dr. Pughe amongst the founders of those regular services, which for years were held there he remembers with gratitude how once the Vicar lent them the National Schoolroom, when it seemed as if no place was to be theirs to meet for worship he tells how Serjeant Roberts helped the cause; and how he heard with joy," the present Principal of U C.W. preach a sermon on board the Mary Evans" belonging to the doctor's son, Captain Pavid Pughe. Four o'clock on a summer morning—despite hte burden of 87 years-finds Roger still at his bench; and as I chatted with him and heard the story of a well lived life, part of which I have tried to tell, I felt that here on Dovey's bank dwelt one of the noblest of nature's gentlemen whose greatest joy is that even unto his grey hairs, the Eternal arms are still around him, and that he is privileged every Sunday to mount the steps of Aberdovey's Church and there sing his Te Deum laudamus]; as he waits the call to come up higher.
Cymru Fu. Short, original, and signed communications on antiquarian topographical and kindred subjects pertaining to Cardiganshire will be treated on their merits. Communications to be marked Cymru Fn," NO. X. 30. LEWIS MORRIS TO REV EDW. RICHARD. Penbryn, 13th July, 1760. Dear Sir. The boys return after four days, and two days their mother kept them for which I am not account- able; for tho' Scripture and the Church say Man and Wife are One, yet if ever you are blessed with a wife you will find yourselves to be two most commonly especially in disputes about children. The bearer will bring me Morgan Herbert's Epitaph I suppose, and the Usher did not under- stand Nennius, because he was a Welshman, not because he wanted learning. &c. You say you are lazy, but that you are resolved to be honest in your calling. You may read Cam,den and give me little help, and be honest too. Well, I have now in my thoughts to write a letter to be sent to Dr Philipps and Mr Pegge, by way of reprisals; it is not fair I should be always upon the defence. It is about some Saxon affair. If coughing and (leath do not interfere, you shall have it soon. I am really very bad as to my health, and jog on by mere dint of strength of spirit only; many a Hers would have sunk under such infirmities. If the materials of my body will hold out, I nm now in a fit humour to write what I know ui Natural Philosophy and antiquities, for T run not for anv active part of life which requires strength and motion. For God's sake make no excuses, the world wants to know what you know, and are capable of knowing in a more exquisite manner than others; you that are armed with all manner of weapons can fight with more effect than a poor fellow with tn-cca earn corn* Let him be ever ,j willing, such a one am I. God be with you-I am, &c., LEWIS MORRIS. *Horn handled knife). 31. ABERYSTWYTH BURGESSES. } ApD. 1721., 7th October. Mr John Lloyd, of Kilgwyn, morn. He[v\ a? High Sheriff co Cardigan, 1731.] Mr George Jones, of Rhosyllan, morn. John David, sworn. Hugh Lloyd, junior, of Llangmlelyn. Richard Morris, of Vainor. morn. Mr John Gill, of Aberlleveny „ The Mayor was Thomas Pryse, and Hugh Lloyd, gent was foreman of the 17 jurors. The year in which Sir Robert Walpole became First Lord of the Treasury, and Loid Townshend, Secretary of State an administration in which, to use vValpoles characteristic phrase, the firm should he Walpole and Townshend, and not Townsbend and Walpole." G.E.E. I
TIIE THAMES. THREE STEAMSHIPS fTNK, An exciting chapter of Jiceidenis < eeurred on Satuvday in the river Thames off Limehoi; Reach. The ss. C'< rmlln. < f Ilnvre, a lni ..e screw steamer of about 3 5"0 tons, on! war hound, collided with the Ktejnu collier coming up the river laden with coal for lee Regent's ( anal. The I'rench vessel struck t e collier on the port quarter, smai-liing her stem post and rudder, ai;d rendering m i- nimiau i. able, with the result that the H.I.HH NT slu> <> e:. I the bows of the Camilla she in turn emlide • wish the SR. Megadore. a" outward-bound vessel cue down the river behind the Cori>il!a The Mogadore was st,i uel; ,,n f' o starboard how, and a large hole made in her plates IK low water hue. The second collision turned the Pop- lar's head in the direction of the Rotheroiihe s 1»jf and she ran ashore, s nking, ns she did so. 'hroe of the llercant le Company's barges which were lying outside Quirk and hithe. The going down stern lirst, but in shallow water, unci the crew were able to clamber over the side into barges. The Mngndore was at once steered for the shore, 111111 she also sank, going down bow first near the Poplar. The ss. CorniUa, !tfc onee hove to, and is now ly ing fit Liimel ouse Reach, outside the Regent's Callal. lici-boiys are damaged and several steam tugs are in charge of her, tltp erew having left lter, ts her condition is dangerous. All three of the ships are lying clear of the channel, and out of tlie way of navigation. No lives were lost, and fortunately none of the three crews were injured in the succession of collisions.
COALOWNERS AND THE FEDERATION. A meeting of coalowners' representatives on the Sliding Scale COlllmittee, to whom has been entrusted the condnct of the litigation pending with the Miners' Federation, 111 respect of stop- pay policy, was held at Cardiff on Saturday for consultation with the solicitor in charge of the ea-e. It is understood that the question of specific damages covered by the statement of claim was under consideration. There is good reason to believe that the aggregate elaiin of the plaintiff coalowners will amount to £ 70,000.
SEAMAN'S CURIOUS COMPLAINT. A seaman applied to the Thames Police Court for a summons ngilill* the captain of a ship lying in the East India Dock for stopping £ 4 from his wages. The money, lie de- clared, was stopped because he refused to wear the uniform cap, which was so eavy that, it made bi- head ac'.e. The magistrate remarked that "(its of eapr'cmusness were not, permissible, whether in seamen o>' "iiv one else, but. gnillLc.l .thesum'o
EPITOME OF -N I11% w S. I Wagon loads of cycles are being despatched frorn Eoven ti-y diti ly. A man who became dumb after a serious neryp shock has been cured at Prague by the joint n pplicatiou of electricity and hypnotism. Last month 78,8.34 gallons of Australiar wines were imported into the United Kingdom, as against 28,641 gallons in January 1901.. A contract lias been signed for a n/w light- house at Dungeness. The .work is expected to take two years. Mr. S. F. Edge, the well-known cyclist, has! entered a UK) horse-power car fertile motor-car1 mce from Nice to Abbazia. Duke Charles Theodore of Bavaria, tile cele- brated oculist, has performed his four thou- sandth operation for cataract. The death of the Due de Croy, father of the Archduchess Isabel oi Austria, is announced in IL telegnun from Cannes. Ahaul of herrings which sold for over £100 was taken from the English Channel in four hours by a Boulogne fishing smaci;. The Mussulman pilgrims passing through Constantinople on tne.r way to JMecca are very ijtiiiierotis this velr. The Russian tia.iiung ship Ocean has been tile Howaldt Works, Kiel, in the presence of Prince Henrv. A Madrid telegram states that the Ebro is in flood in several parts, and much damage iias been done to property. A fire broke out at Mnrcia. (.Spain) and as- sumed large proportions. Several houses were gut ted, and a number of persons were injured. Nearly 1.009 tons of South African and Australian wool Imoc passed through Dover and Calais during the last few days, consigned t" manufacturing towns in Northern France. Sixty-two jurymen were called together at Leicister Borough Quarter Sessions on one! nay. althougii there was only one prisoner- for trial. (iermanv, with every prospect of success, is pressing China for the concession of exclusive 11 "g rights over a large area in Shang- uiig. Sir. Marconi states that his company has a fifteen years' contract with the British Govern- III ut fr a wireless naval service at £ 10.000 a year. Ou ing to a, strike of gas workers at Turin the pr ncipal streets of the town are now illumin- (lIed by oil lumps. The supply of gas to private houses has been suspended. Dundee s whahng fleet is being refitted pre- paratory to sailing for the northern seas. Four ot the vessels leave next month for Davis -Straits. As a precautionary measure against infection J the Bury St. Edmunds guardians smoked dur- | ing the hearing of out-relief cases. Small-pox has broken out in the town. It. is m mi-ofTieially announced in Lisbon that the Kmg of Portugal will be represented at the Cor..nation by the Crown Prince Louis Philippe, who is only 15 years of age. At Niton, in the Isle of Wight, a monument Of til(- public library movement, has been unveiled over his grave, on the anniversary of his death. From trade-union inquiries in Berlin. it appears that in three electoral districts alone woi-liei-s of botli tsf,x(,s -.ti-e tit pi-eseii,, tiii- employed. At. Lisbon the celebrated convent of Santo Thyrso has been burned to the ground. 'j',e geieial loss is very great, as it includes several priceless works or art, which were destroyed by the il imes. The Royal Commission on Tuberculosis is entering upon an exhaustive of expel-i- ments in two lahoratodes erected for them upon land lent by Sir James Blyth at Stanstead, Essex. General Weyler has drafted a Bill rendering military service obligatory upon all Spaniards. Monks who have lIot nctulIlly ttlien tiie final voivs are rendered liable to service, and all sub- stitutes are forbidden. Gori, the notorious Anarchist,, lias nrrived nt Rome from Buenos Ayres. The police attempted to arrest him, but he produced a special letter of recommendation from President Itocit, itiid was therefore left at liberty. The work of repairing the railway line be- tween Muradli and Lule-Burglts, near Adria- nople. is being actively carried out, and the regular train service with Europe will probably he resumed early next week. At the VntiClln the IlIlIIiYeloslrr of the denth of Pope Pins IX. was commemorated hy a special mass in the Sistine Chapel. Cardinal Agliardi officiated, and tllc Pope pronounced the Absolution in a strong, clear voice. In consequence of the severe weather in France droves of wild boars have begun ravag- ing the fields round Tarbes, and the inhabitants are organising boar hunts in self-defence. Nearly 50 of the animals have been killed. For sending adulterated mill; to London, two farmers were ordered to pay £ 29 4s. and £ 19 4s. respectively at the Manleboue Police court. The Prince and Princess of Wales will during the coming KenSOn receive the presidents, lady presidents, and vice-presidents of the League of Mercy and confer the orders which have been sanctioned by the King. At Battle Parish Church a memorial brass to Captain Maclean and the men of the Sussex litipet-litl Yeomanrv who fell fit the front has been dedicated. Captain Maclean was D. H. Maclean, of rowing lame. Sir Ilomewood Crawford, who has been City 1 Solicitor since 1885, is mentioned as a possible candidate for the office of Town Clerk of the City of London, vacant by the death of Sir John Monckton. Government securities to the value of £ 2.750 have been found in the clothing of a miserly Greek subject named George Sl.aramango, who rlipd KlIddellly at the age of 60 in the Obouknoff Hospital at St. Petersburg. Astagjulllpel through the window of a pri- vate house at East Grinstead while being hunted by the Surrey Hounds. All invalid who was in the room was slightly injured. The stag was captured in the house. As many of the Whitby constables are so ignorant of the locality that they are unable to give intelligent directions to strangers sisk- in« their way, the local Urban Council is calling] t ie attention of t ie Chief Constable of the No,.ti. Itidi ng of Yorkshire to the ma ter. Admiral Montojo is dead. It was he who IIsileil Ollt witlt his worthless old vessels to meet Admiral Dewey's fleet in Manila Bay, with the result that everyone knows. The admiral, who was renowned for liis 11 cout-tly Spittilsli grace," mua 71) VfULrH old. „ j As lessees of the top flat, the National Tele- phone Company refuse to admit the now cor- poration telephones into the Glasgow Royal Exchange. The corporation has given tacdi- ties to the eompany, but war" is now de- clared. The Rev. "Prebendary Wace, who is editing I the report of the Round Table Conference re- cently held at Fulluim Palace, has stated that t.he report will probably be published at tbp end of the present month or the beginning of the next. The Prussian Minister of Commerce has an- nounced that a Bill authorising a credit, of about £ 2.900,000 for the purchase of West- phalian coalfields will probably be introduced into the Lower House of the Prussian Diet at all early date. As a result of the Polish boycott of German goods, Galicia is being overrun by French and American cotiiinei-ciitt travellers, who are so- curing many orders. The almost total absence of British trttdo representatives is muoh com- mented upou. ■■ +
AFTER SIXTY-FOUR YEARS. Mr. Justice Byrne, in the Chancery Division on Saturday, disposed of a case in which the pro- perty of a testator who died in 1838 was con- cerned. Since 1838 there have been several devo- lutions of title, and the court was now asked to sanction a partition action of" Gleaves and others v. Gleave." Judgment as asked for was given.