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ABERYSTWYTH. i LICENSING REFORM is the subject of an address to be given shortly, as annouced in another column. PERSONAL.—The Rev T. Levi and Mrs and Miss Levi have this week left for Torquay, whither they have gone to recuperate health and strength. FOOTBALL.—Aberystwyth and Llandrindod met at Newtown on Saturday for the .«emi-final of the South Wales cup. The result was a pointless draw, and the match will have to be replayed. HOME FROM THE W AR.-Lientenant Lewis Evans, second son of the late Sir Griffith Evans, Lovesorrove, who holds a commission in the famous Black Watch, returned home from the front on Wednesday evening in last week. He was accom- panied by General Sir James Hills-Jobnes, who had gone to meet him at Southampton. PROPERTY SALE.Mr R K Jenkins offered for sale at the Lion Royal Hotel, on Wednesday, the following freehold properties:—Grocer's shop and dwelling house at the corner of Bridge-street and South-road; Bridge End house, shop and dwelling house, No. 10. South-road No. 9, South- road and No. 8, South-road. The reserve price was not reached in either lot, and all were with- drawn. I.O.G.T.—The usual weekly meeting of the Ystwyth Lodge of Good Templars was held at the Progress Hall, Mill-street, last Friday evening. Mr Thomas Vaughan presided over a good attendance. Four new members were enrolled. The following were installed officers for this quarter:-Chiaf Templar, Mr Rees Edwards; Past Chief Templar, Mr D M Jones; Vice-Templar, Miss Lewis secre- tary, Mr Rbys M Jones. London House assistant secretary, Mr D LI Jenkins: financial secretary, Mr T E Pugh treasurer, Miss James; chaplain. Miss Jones; marsballs, Miss Getta Richards and Miss Jones; indoor guard, Mr Thomas Fox; out- door guard, Mr D H Williams. The following pro- gramme was also rendered ;-Pianoforte duett, Misses Doughton and Jones; solo, "The lads in navy blue," Mr David Davies. Mr David Davies and Miss Lizzie Jones were appointed to arrange a programme for the next meeting. COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr Isaac James Rowland, a pupil of this school, and son of Mrs Rowland (iron- .monger), Marine-terrace, has passed the entrance examination of the London and Provincial Bank. The examination took place at Llanidloes, and Mr .Rowland acquitted himself very creditably. He hopes shortly to begin his apprenticeship in one of the branches. We understand that old pupils of the school are forming an Old Pupils' Association. Mr Goronwy Owen, U.C.W., is president; Mr R. D. Edwards, U.C.W., secretary, and Mr John James, U.C.W., treasurer. It is contemplated to have a picnic and social about the end of March. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The 1st Cardigan Volunteer Artillery were inspected on Monday evening by Colonel Hopkins, commanding officer M. and V. A. Severn Defences. Capt G. F. Roberts was in com- mand. The men, accompanied by the band, marched from the Tgwn Hall to the Pavilion, where the inspection took place. Capt. Mathias, Lieut. Rea, and Lieut. Morgan put the Company through squad and marching drill. Colonel Hopkins said he never expected to see such a smart body of men, and their efficiency reflected the highest credit on the officers and instructors. ° UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS.—This week the members of the Welsh Nonconformist places of worship in the town are holding united prayer meetings, which are being largely attended. The meeting on Monday evening was held at Salem Chapel; on Tuesday at Baker-street Congregational Chapel; on Wednesday at the Tabernacle Chapel; and on Thursday at St Paul's Wesleyan Chapel. THE MAYOR (Councillor R. J. Jones) is having a busy time of it these days. On Tuesday he formed part of the deputation which awaited upon Mr Chamberlain on behalf of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, who are anxious to remove to Canada. SKATING has been enjoyed in the neigbourhocd of the town during the past few days. Every con- venient sheet of ice attracting a crowd. THE Sxow which lies so thickly on the neigh- bouring country-side has as usual, disappeared from our town, which has lately enjoyed several days of brilliant sunshine. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the weekly petty sessions held at the Town Hall on Wednesday (yesterday) before Alderman Peter Jones, John Watkins, Esq., and Aid E P Wynne, John C Evans, Tremy- don. Borth, ministej, was charged by J J Hughes, Talyboat, vaccination officer, with neglecting to cause his child to be vaccinated. The case was adjourned foa a fortnight. CLEMENT HOE, a well known character in town, was released from Carmarthen gaol on Saturday last, where he had served a sentence of six weeks' hard labour. He returned to Aberystwyth the same day, and whilst under the influence of drink, he fell on th pavement in Portland-street, and was supposed to have received serious injuries to the head. He was taken on the police ambulance to the Infirmary, where his injuries were dressed by Dr James. These proved to be of a slight nature, and he was discharged on Monday evening. VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY.—Mr H. H. 'ague Smith, who presided at the second half- v meeting of the Vale of Rheidol Light Rail- uompany beld at the Company's Offices, ria-street, Westminster, on Tuesday, an- ;ed that the line would be opened before the iate of the next half-yearly meeting. With other director and the engineers of the line he ad inspected the works recently, and found that most satisfactory progress had been made, it being probable that the whole of the route from Aber- ystwyth to Devil's Bridge would be completed very shortly. The carriages and other rolling stock, which had been supplied from Birmingham, were solid and commodious, and a credit to the company and the makers. As to the Aberayon extension, a meeting had been held of the Cardigan County Council last week at which a resolution was passed asking the Light Railway Commissioners to sanc- tion their subscribing iEl8,000 to that extension, bat it must be clearly understood that tbe land- owners and the public interested must help or the line would not be made. This company was pre- pared to make up any deficiency of subscription and to construct and to work the line on terms which could not be obtained elsewhere. Conclud- ing, be said the works of the main line were so far completed that the Board of Trade would be asked to inspect the line in the third week in April, and it was hoped to have the line opened on the Coronation Day. Mr Francis (Wallog, Borth) seconded, and the motion was passed. A dividend of three per cent out of capital was sanctioned for the ordinary shares. INSTALLATION OF THE PRINCE OF WALE.S— At the Welsh University Court on Saturday at Shrewsbury, the Aberystwyth deputation met with a reception the cordiality of which could not for a moment be doubted, evoking as it did the cheers of the Court. His Worship the Mayor (Councillor R. J. Jones) duly habited in his imposing robes of office, accompanied by Alderman E. P. Wyn ne (chairman of the Finance Committee), and the Town Clerk (Mr A. J. Hughes), both in robes, were introduced to the Court by the Vice Chancellor (Principal Roberts). The Mayor said he was not in the heartv invitation he gave the Court to his borough going to enter into the merits of the case The relative merits of the various towns in this. connection were fully discussed in 1896, when Aber- ystwyth was honoured with the installation of the King, then the Prince of Wales, as the Chancellor. Aberystwyth then rose to the occasion (hear, hear,) and gave a reception to the Prince of Wales and to the Court that was worthy of His Royal Highness, of the Court, and of their town (applause).-The Town Clerk also spoke, and they left the application to be judged on its meiits, and if they were honoured with the ceremony they would endeavour to carry out their part as they did in 1896 (hear, hear).—Principal Roberta, on behalf of the Univers. lty College of Wales, declared that if Aberystwyth were selected the College would most heartily carry out their part to the credit of the University. They were, however, not unmindful of the fact that the last installation was held at Aberystwyth, and if the Court on thatground selected some other centre Aberystwyth would loyally accept the decision of the Court (hear, hear).—Mr Humphreys Owen, M.P.'(chairman of the Cambrian Rail wayscompany), supported, and added that the way in which the Cantbrian Railways Company arranged railway facilities for the last installation at Aberystwyth might be taken as a guarantee, should Aberystwyth again be selected, the railway arrangements would be such as would do credit; to the Principality (hear, hear, and laughter).—Rev Llewellyn Edwards (London) moved, and Dr Gomer Lewis (Swansea) seconded, that Aberystwyth be selected (cries of 11 With (I raw."). Mr Lewis Williams (Cardiff), Mr D. E. Jones, and Prof Ed Edwards strongly ap- pealed for the withdrawal of the amendment, and the Rev Llewellyn Edwards, in acquiescing, said his only desire had been to demonstrate the sincerity of the invitation from Aberystwyth.—The Deputy Chancellor then formally put the case of Bailor which he declared carried unanimously, amid cheers. Continuing, he proposed, and Principal Roberts seconded, that the Registrar convey the most cordial thanks of the Court to the different representative bodies who had come before them that morning for their kind invitations.—The Court was one blaze of colour, caused by the various rich robes worn by the members and others entitled to the distinctions, amongst whom the deputation and friends from Aberystwyth were conspicuous by the correctness of their robes and the respet paid by them in so appearing before the Court.. APPOINTMENT.—Mr James Rees, chief clerk at I ae Manager's Office of the Manchester and Mil- )rd Railway, has been appointed manager of the 'ale of Rheidol Railway, now under construction. 'here were a large number cf applicanrs, out ef rhich two were selected, the final appoint- ment being made on Tuesday. PRESENTATION TO MR. RICHARD JONES, WILLIAM STREET. An interesting gathering took place at the Calvinistic Methodist Schoolroom, Waen, on lues- lay, February 13th, which was made the occasion )f a presentation to Mr Richard Jones. William ;treet, who has been the main supporter of the ichool during the past twenty years. In the after- noon a tea was held, when the following ladies 1 )resided at the tables:—Mrs Edwards, Penglaise :ach Miss Winnie Edwards, Laurels; Mrs J G Rowe, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Evans, Cambrian street; Miss Nelson, Terrace; Miss Lewis, Waun; Miss Jones, Terrace and the Misses Rees, Bridge-street; issisted by Messrs R Jenkins, W Jenkins, and J Richards. The Rev T E Roberts, M.A., presided aver an entertainment held in the evening. Amongst those who took part in the programme were Miss Maggie Evans, Hendon House; Mary Jane Lewis, W H Bowyer, Miss M Davies, M Lewis, Mr J E Tibbott, Messrs R Jenkins and J D Rich- ards, Annie Jones, Miss Thomas and friends, and Mr J G Rowe. The presentation to Mr Richard Jones, consisted of a handsome illuminated address and an autograph album. Mrs Edwards, Penglaise Fach, bad been deputed to make the presentation, and in doing so she gave a short history of the school since its commencement, and the prominent part played by Mr Jones in its progress. The fol- lowing is the wording of the address:— CYFLWYNEDIG I MR. RICHARD JONES, 5, WILLIAM STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Anwyl Frawd,— Pleser o'r mwyaf gan ddeiliaid Ysgol Sabbat hol y Waen ydyw cael cyfleustra i fynegi eu teim- ladau tuag atoch ar derfyn ugain mlynedd o wasanaeth gwerthfawr yn nglyn a'r ysgol uchod. Ar y Sabbath cyntaf o'r flwyddyn bresenol dech- reuai yr unfed-flwyddyn-ar-bugain o'ch gwasan- aeth yn ein mysg. Yr ychydig Sabbathau yn ystod y tymor maith yma y buoch yn absenol yr oeddych, oddigertb ar un achlysur yn unig, naill ai yn cynrychioli ein hysgol mewn cyfarfodydd ysgolion neu oddi-cartref am ycbydig seibiant. Yn ystod y tymor bwn yr ydych wedi dyfod i fyny atom lawn fil o Sabbathau, ac ar rai ugein- iau o'r Sabbathau byny yr ydych wedi dyfod foreu a phrydnawn. Laweroeid o weithiau rhoddasoch y swydd o arolygwr i fyny, ond bob tro gomeddodd yr Ysgol eich rhyddhau. Y mae'n teimladau tuag atoch fel "Arolygwr Ysgol Sabbatbol y Waen" yn cael eu datgan yn foddhaol iawn yn y penillion ar y testyn hwnw ddyfarnwyd yn fuddugol mewnCy- farfod Cystadleuol gynhaliwyd Chwefror 19eg, 1896. Yr oedd eiddo Gwmryn'' fel y canlyn:— Richard Jones yr Arolygwr Sydd i 'Sgoldy'r Waen yn noddwr, 'Fe yw tad y lie Fel y gyr yr agerbeiriant Gyr yr Ysgol Sul i lwyddiant, A'i holl blant yn wir ddyrchafant Dan ei ofal e'. Cyfaill hynaws. dyn caredig, Un o ysbryd duwiolfrydig, Rhodia lwybrau'r Nef. Gweitbiwr diwyd, da a ffyddlon, Un a'r Achos yn ei galon, Un o wylwyr Mynydd Seion, Dyna'i nodwedd ef. 0 dan eich arweiniad fel Arolygwr parbaol. v mae gwelliantau iuaws wedi eu dwyn oddiam- gylch yn y lie—gwelliantau yn yr adeilad, yn ei ddodrefn, yn y llafur Beiblaidd a gynyrcbir, yn v casgliadau a wneir, ac yn nglyn a'r oedfaon a gynelir. Dilys genym ddarfod i chwi—trwy eich serch- owgrwydd naturiol, eich duwiolfrydedd, eich zel dros ddirwest a phob achos da, a'eh ymroa-I di- hafal i waith crefydd, ddylanwadu yn effeithiol lawn ar y plant sydd wedi eu magu yn y Waen, ac ar y saw I gawsant y fraint o fod yn gydweith- wyr a chwi, ac y mae dau o'r rbai diweddaf yma bellach yn y Weinidogaeth. Wrth gyflwyno i chwi yr Anerchiad hwn yn nghyda'r Autograph Album, eiddunwn i chwi a'ch :.eulu bob nawdd a bendith byd derfyn eich taith, a'r diwedd yn ogoniant tragwyddol. Ydym, anwyl frawd, dros yr ys,-ol, THOMAS EDWARDS, JAMES ROWE, DAVID JENKINS, JOHN PKITCHARD, JAMES LEWIS, DR JASEVAN. Mr Jones made a suitable reply, thanking the members of the school for the appreciation they had shown of his services. The occasion would always be remembered by him as one of the happi- est in his life, and he hoped to be spared for many years again to attend the Waun School.-Speeclies ulogistic of Mr Jones' many good qualities were also given by Messrs Isaac Griffith. Rowland Morgan, Daniel Thomas, J Barclay Jenkins, and Daniel Jenkins, Fronfraith Fach. The arrange- ments for the meeting had been carried out by a committee, of which Mr James Rowe was chair- man, Mr J Pritchard, treasurer, and Mr D J Evans, secretariy. DEATH OF THE REV. E. PEXLLYN JONES. By the death of the Rev E. Penllyn Jones, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, has lost its oldest official, and its most familiar figure. The rev gentleman passed away at 3.3o on Sunday after- noon at his residence, Argoed, Penglaise-road, in the 62nd year of his age. His death will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He had been connected with the College since its inception in 1872, having held the offices of registrar and librarian, and was still the holder of the latter office at the time of his death. He had been ailing more or less for the past five years, having on several occasions suffered from weakness, but from this he had partly recovered. Since mid-summer last, however, it was evident to all his friends that his days were numbered, and that the sands were run- ning low in the glass. He went about during Christmastide, and it was hoped that some months of existence were still left him. About a month ago it was seen beyond a doubt that death had laid his hands upon him, and after a few weeks' illness, free from suffering and pain, he peacefully breathed his last on Sunday. Dr Abraham Thomas was the medical attendant. Deceased, who was twice married, leaves a widow, with whom deep sympathy is felt in her bereavement. The Rev Evan Penllyn Jones was a native of Penllyn, near Bala, and came to Aberystwyth at the opening of the College in October, 1872, to be its registrar and librarian. His appointment to this post was due, no doubt, to the late Principal Edwards, with whom lie had been a fellow-student at Bala College. Other fellow-students of Mr Jones at the same time were the Rev Llewellyn Edwards and the Rev D. Charles Edwards. He occupied the offices of registrar and librarian jointly till 1892, when he resigned the former office, his successor being the Rev T. Mortimer Green. He began life as a blacksmith. He first of all studied at Bala College ana aiterwaras proceeded to Glasgow University, where he took his M.A. degree. After leaving the University, he was engaged for some time at Towvn Academy, a very popular school in those days, and in which Principal T. F. Roberts was then a pupil. When Mr Jones came to Aberystwyth College in 1872, the number of students was small, and they necessarily saw more of the librarian and registrar than is the case with students nowadays. In those early days he used also to do a good deal of work in the way of tuition to the junior classes in English and in classics. The students of that first generation had ample opportunities of observing what manner of man deceased was, and there was no one of them who had not the highest respect for him, and who owed him a deep debt of gratitude for help given in ,regard to books, and for other services. The library in those days was part of the present oval room, and was ascended by a flight of steps just on the left, inside the great portal of the College. This was destroyed by the great fire of 1884. Here the students of that day remember Mr Jones as a very hard working registrar. During these years he con- tinued his studies in theology and Hebrew, and obtained the further degree of B.D. at Glasgow University. In October, 1874, he sat for the Calvin. istic Methodist Synodical examination, which was held that year at Carmarthen. His name appeared in the list of successful candidates in a very honour- able position, amongst others whose names appeared on the same list being the late Rev John Morgans Rhiwhwys, a former student pf Aberystwyth College' and the Rev James Jones, M.A., Tanygroes. In the following j eir Mr Jones was ordained to the full work of the ministry. He wasiremarkable as being one who remembered he faces of old students, although the existenc he College ranged over a period of thirty years. always appeared as equally delighted to meet them as they were delighted to meet him. He always had a kind word, and made sincere enquiries as to their success in life. Some former students had hoped that he would have found time to jot down anecdotal reminiscenses of College life and College students. No man had observed more minutely or been more cognisant of everything going on within the walls of the institution than he. It is feared, however, that this is a work which was never begun. He was greatly respected and beloved by everybody at the College, both by members of the staff and the students, and also by the members of the Council, of whom might be particularly mentioned the vice- president, Alderman Roberts, of Manchester, who naa Known mm from the beginning. He married the first time Miss Marie Jones, of Chester, who opened a school for girls first in Bridge. street, and subsequently removed to Victoria House, Marine-terrace A large number of girls from the town and neighbourhood availed themselves of the facilities for secondary education thus afforded, and a number of boarders also came from distant parts. ml! T\feJied ab0ut ten years a?° after a long fi °Trer years ago he married the widow of the late Rev Griffith Davies, Cardigan, who now survives him. He had no issne by either marriage. J Throughout his life he had been a student of theological literature, and had accumulated an enormous library, which contained some rare books and very many costly books. He seemed within the last few months to have taken up with much zest the study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and now, it would seem, he has actually experienced the better ti.i;igs which are "within the veil." The deceased was also known as an earnest and conscientious Christian. For many years he was a member of Bath-street Presbyterian Chapel, when the church was under the charge successively of the Rev Wm. Evans, now of Pembroke Dock Rev Varteg Jones, Rev J. Glyn Davies, now of Newport, and the Rev Richard Hughes, now of Bournemouth. During these years the late Principal Edwards and the Rev Llewellyn Edwards were members of the church. He was a close friend of Principal Edwards, and had a iuifd of anecdotes relating to him and his family Upon those occasions when, after his departure from the town, the Principal visited Aberystwyth, he was generally the guest of the Rev Penllyn Jones. A few years ago deceased removed from the town, and went to reside at Rhydfelin, at the same time transferring his membership to Gosen Chapel, where he fulfilled largely the duties of pastor. He returned to town to live two years ago, and soon afterwards transferred his membership to Salem Chapel. He preached regularly in English and Welsh from the beginning of his career at Aberystwyth. He delivered his last sermon exactly four weeks previous to the day of his death at Penllwyn. His sermons, though not pro- found, indicated that considerable labour had been bestowed on their preparation, and that serious study and care had been exercised in thinking them out. His well-stocked library gave him special facilities in this direction. He was probably at his best in the Seiat," and particularly within the last few months his brief remarks on religious experiences indicated the character of one who was in close communion with the spiritual world. He was a member of end. less committees in connection with his denomination. He had been for thirty years a member of the North Cardiganshire monthly meeting, a member of the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School Union and other important bodies. neierences to ine aeatn were made at most or tne Nonconformist places of worship on Sunday evening, and at a meeting of the Senate of the University College on Monday night a vote of condolence with the widow was passed. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday), starting from Argoed at three o'clock for the cemetery. The funeral procession will be marshalled in the following order:—Ministers, deacons, members of the Town Council, old students, College staff, women students, men students, office bearers of Gosen, Bath-street, and Salem Chapels, hearse, mourners, and general public. The Rev D. R. Williams, minister of Salem Chapel, will officiate at the house, and it is expected that Principal Roberts will deliver an address at the graveside.

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