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ABERYSTWYTH. | AUDITORS.—Messrs E J Evans, chemist, and David Lloyd, Portland-street, have been elected auditors for the borough. THE WEATHER changed for the better during the week, and the sun shone brightly for many hours. FIRE.—A fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in the Railway Engine Shed. Tbefire got bold of the roof; ng but the Fire Brigade was soon on the scene, and the fire was got under without further damage. FORTHCOMING SALE.-Two valuable leasehold houses in Bath-street will be offered for sale to- morrow afternoon (Friday), at the Lion Hotel. Particulars will be found in our advertising columns. ENGINEERING.—Mr W. Parry Lloyd, son of Captain Lloyd, St. Michaels-place, has success- fully passed the Board of Trade examination as second engineer. SUNDAY SERVICES.—Mr C. S. Denniss, general manager of the Cambrian Railway Company, will occupy the pulpit of the English Wesleyan Chapel, Bath-street, on Sunday next. JOLTRN.-ALISM.-We are glad to learn that Mr Thomas Williams, of the editorial staff of the Southampton Times, and formerly of Aberystwyth, lias been elected as fellow of the Institute of Journalists. ILLNESS.—Mr Yaughan Davies, M.P., has been unable during the past few days to attend to his Parliamentary duties, having been laid up with an attack of influenza. SUMMER ENTERTAINMENTS.—The General Pur- poses Committee have been making arrangements for next season's entertainments. It is understood that the committee will recommend the Council to again grant the permit to perform on the Terrace to Mr Gilbert Rogers and his troupe. BEGGING ALMS.—George Harrison, Chester, labourer, was charged before Mr Thomas Griffiths ■on Monday morning with having begged alms from door to door on the previous day.—P.C. Mathias proved the case, and defendant was bound over in the sum of 5s to come up for judgment if called 1Ilpon. REVIVAL SERVICES.—Miss Rosina Davies, Tre- herbert, the well-known and popular evangelist, is this week conducting revival services at Shiloh Chapel. These commenced on Tuesday evening, and will be continued till Friday evening. Those z, already held have been largely attended, and are -characterised by deep religious fervour. FOOTBALL.—On Saturday last the Town Team played Towyn at the Vicarage Field, the game ending in a win for the homesters by four goals to one, the latter being scored from a penalty. On the same day at the Barracks Field, the College soccer team and Portmadoc tried conclusions, with the result that the Collegians got home winners by three goals to one. FIRE AT THE HOTEL CAMBRIA.—An alarm of fire was raised at the Hotel Cambria on Monday morning. A feather bed had been placed before a fire to be aired, and this was set alight by a spark or cinder falling upon it. The Fire Brigade was summoned, but before its arrival the outbreak had been extinguished with buckets of water. The bed was destroyed, and other damage was done to the room. THE HARBOUR this week has presented quite an animated and busy scene, with its long quay crowded with shipping; the "Countess" at her berth, and a Manchester steamer taking in a cargo of blende for Belgium. From the summit of Pen- glaise hill the small forest of masts recalled some- what the memories of those days of long ago, often referred to by the olJ captains and sailors. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RHEIDOL.—George Hartley, of London, tramping labourer, who has worked at different farms in Cardiganshire for some years, was brought up in custody on Monday morning at the Police Station, charged before Mr Thomas Griffiths, with stealing a set of carriage harness, value E4, from Rhydypennau Farm, Bow Street, the property of Mr Benjamin Baker. Prisoner was arrested at one o'clock on Sunday morning at a farm in the neighbourhood of Llan- ilar by P.C. Thomas. Llanon, and subsequently the harness was found deposited in a sack in the bed of the river Rheidol. The theft bad been com- mitted as far back as November last, but was not discovered until recently.-Prisoner was remanded till Thursday next, when a further remand will be asked for till the Talybont sessions on Thursday next. SALE OF PROPERTY.—It is stated that consider- able freehold property in the neighbourhood of Aberystwyth will be placed on the market before long. COUNTY SCHOOL.—We are glad to state that Ebenezer Rees Thomas, pupil of this school, and son of Mr Daniel Thomas, draper, Little Darkgate- street, has passed the matriculation examination of the London University. Thomas' career at school has been singularly successful. DEATH OF AN AGED INHABITANT.—One of the oldest inhabitants of the town passed away last week in the person of Anne Evans, widow, of Trefechan, who died on Monday week in the 79th year of her age. Up to the last in spite of her great age she was a regular attendant at the Ysgolfach the Tabernacle branch of the Calvin- istic Methodists Sunday School in Trefechan. The funeral took place on Saturday, and was very largely attended. She is survived by an only son who is a caretaker at the College Hostel. I.O.G.T.—At the weekly meeting of the Lodge, held on Friday evening at the Progress Hall, there was a large attendance of members, over which the Chief Templar (Mr Rees Edwards), presided. An interesting programme had been arranged, con- sisting of a pianoforte solo by Miss Doughton reading, John Jones a'r Clock Mr Morgan Edwards solo, Lead Kindly Light," Mr J. Arthur Jenkins; quartette, "Angels ever bright and fair," Miss Thomas Warn and Party solo, Al Queen of the Earth," Miss Nesta Hughes; con- certina solo, Mr D. Li Davies (encored). During the evening five new members were enrolled. SOCTAL —The annual social of the Early Closing Association was held on Wednesday evening in last week at the New Market Hall. The attendance numbered about 140, and was presided over by Mr J. C. Rea, the president. A splendid programme had been arranged, a mandoline solo being given by Miss Doughton, a comic song by Mr Jenkyn Lewis, and solos by Miss Powell, Miss Nesta Morgan, Mr T. Amos Jones, Mr J. E. Hughes, and Miss L. M. Jones. The refreshment tables were presided over by Mrs Cole, Miss A. Williams. Miss H. B. Ellis, Miss Powell, and Miss L. M. Jones. During an interval the Chairman made an inter esting presentation on behalf of the members of Association. Mr W. E. Edwards, who had held the post of secretary for a period of five years, was made the recipient of a handsome electro-plated coffee service on the occasion of his marriage. The Chairman referred to the useful work done for the Association by Mr Edwards, and expressed the good wishes of the%members and himself for his future welfare and also that of Mrs Edwards. Mr Griffith Ellis also spoke, and Mr Edwards made a suitable acknowledgment. The remainder of the evening was given up to dancing, which was con- tinued till shortly after eleven o'clock, the M.C.'s being Messrs D. Alban Lewis and Gordon Bicker- staff. The secretarial duties were ably performed bv Messrs E. Rees and LI R. Thomas. DE WET CAPTURE:D.- Although the Aber- ystwyth poice did not have the famous Boer leader in their hands on Saturday last, yet they enter- tained for a short time a namesake of his, whose arrest brought about some unexpected disclosures. P.C. Mathias brought to the Police Station that night on a charge of drunkenness a man who gave the name of John James De Wet. The police officers scrutinised him closely, but failed to detect any resemblance in him to a Boer burgher, to say nothing of the Boer leader himself. In fact, he looked an ordinary, middle aged Englishman of the artisan class. But in the light of subsequent developments, the name seems to have a particular significance. One point of likeness between the two De Wets is that both are imbued with a spirit of adventure, but they strongly differ in the respect that while one is never to be caught napping, and generally carries out his exploits with success, the other has allowed himself to be captured in a manner which the most veritable erreenhorn would blush to think of. When John James De Wet found himself in custody at Aberystwyth Police Station, he had to submit to the unpalatable, though necessary, ordeal, of being searched, and in his possession were found a number of spoons and forks (some being silver), and other articles of household use. These were considered to be very unusual things for a man to carry about with him, and the poli-e became suspicious, althougb they had no information to show that the articles had been unlawfully obtained. The same night P.C. Edwards, Aberdovey, arrived at the Police Station with information of a burglary at No. 1, Neptune Villas, Towyn, the residence of Mr Phillips, on the previous night- He was shown the articles which had been found in De Wet'3 possession, and thpse corresponded with some of the articles which bad been missed from Towyn. A further search was made at Trefechan on Sunday, with the result that a sackful of the stolen articles was found, this including a counterpane, four pairs of stockings. six aprons, ironing blanket, etc., while a pair of boots and shoes which the man had sold were also recovered. On Monday the accused man was removed to Towyn to await his trial. Before leav- ing Aberystwyth he informed the police that the na-e, De Wet was an assumed one, and that he was plainly and simply John Jitmes. Evidently, he j thought he had failed to live up to the reputation established by that name, and rather than defame it further determined to disassociate himself entirely from it. On Wednesday he was brought before the Towyn magistrates, and was remanded f" custody until Friday. CORPORATION LECTURE.—An audience which crowded the Assembly Room to its utmost capa- city last Tuesday, inaugurated the first of the lec- tures given by the' chairman, Rev George Eyre Evans, of the Public Library Committee. The subject was Old Aberystwyth—Its ways, its places, ics people," and was fully illustrated with excellent lantern slides. His Worship the Mayor (Mr R J Jones), presided, and the Ven Archdeacon Protheroe moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer, who consented to repeat the lecture on the follow- ing night. A full reportwill appear next week. FOOTBALL.—A match was played on the ground of the Aberystwyth County School on Saturday the 22nd of February between Aberystwyth County School and Machynlleth County School. The teams had already met once this season when Machynlleth were victorious. The return match was looked forward to with keen interest on both sides, Aberystwyth hoping to reverse the former verdict, and Machynlleth confident of their ability to maintain their unbeaten record for the season. The visitors won the toss, and took advantage of the wind and slope. Aberystwyth kicked off, but Machynlleth soon got possession and started press- ing, but they were unable to penetrate the defence of the town team. Machynlleth kept up the pressure for some time but soon the Aberystwyth forwards were prominent with a fine run up the field and after the visitors' goalkeeper bad saved from Richards, Peake scored the first goal for Aberystwyth. After the kick off, Machynlleth again had the better of the play, but were soon driven back, and the home forwards again getting possession Richards scored the second goal for them. Half-time soon came with Aberystwyth leading by two goals to none. The home team had now the advantage of the wind and slope and soon began to make their presence known to the Machynlleth goalkeeper and after an interval of about ten minutes was prominent with some fine runs up the field, the home defence being able to cope with most of them, at last his efforts were rewarded with a splendid goal. Both teams now played hard, the ball travelling quickly from one goal to the other, but finally as the result of a mistake on the part of the Machynlleth backs, Peake scored the fourth goal for Aberystwyth. Hughes and Phillips were again prominent for the visitors and Lloyd Jones in the Aberystwyth goal saved two shots from Hughes in fine style. The end now soon came, leaving Aberystwyth victorious by four goals to one. The game was one of the fastest ever played on the school field. The home team combined together excellently while the visitors depended mainly on the individual play of Hughes and Phillips. There is no need to mention names on such a well balanced side as that which represented Aberystwyth, while for Machynlleth the best players were Hughes as centre-forward, Phillips centre-half, and perhaps the outside left. The following represented Aberystwyth -Goal- D. Lloyd Jones. Backs-Bernard Owen and J Rowlands. Hal f-backs-B rot berton, E. Rhys Thomas, T. L. Davies. Forwards-H. C. Ellis, W. D. Jenkins, E. D. Richards, E. Peake, J. D. Jones. SUDDEN DEATH OF THE REV. JOHN HUGHES, D.D. The death occurred about ten o'clock last Mon- day night, at Bangor, with startling suddenness of the Rev. John Hughes, D.D., the well-known Wesleyan. Dr. Hughes, who was in his fifty-sixth year, had been to the Welsh Wesleyan service at St. Paul's Church, close to his house, listening to a sermon by the Rev. D. Gwynfryn Jones, who after- wards walked home with the deceased. Dr. Hughes suddenly died in his chair without uttering a word. He had previously complained of flatuency. Dr. Thomas was immediately summoned, but all that he could do was to confirm the fact of death. Dr. Hughes was one of the best-known and most popular members of the Welsh Wesleyan connexion in the Principality, and was a native of Cnwch Coch,Cardiganshire. He bad been in the Wesleyan ministry for over 35 years, and was alfluent preacher in English and Welsh. He travelled several cir- cuits in South Wales during the early part of his career, and proceeding thence to North Wales, be was an acceptable member to the ministry in Aber- ystwyth and Carnarvon and Rhyl. He also travelled circuits in Liverpool and Manchester, heirs: superintendent of the Mount Zion cir- cuit in the former town, from whence he proceeded to Bangor to take up the important appointment of book steward. Dr Hughes was the president elect of the Welsh Wesleyan Assembly, the chair of which he was to have assumed at Llangollen in June next, an event to which increased interest would have attached owing to the fact that at that session his son, the Rev H Maelgwyn Hughes, B.A., of Saltney, Birmingham, would have come up for ordination. Dr Hughes was as eminent as a litterateur as he was as a preacher, and was one of the finest scholars in theWelshWesleyanConnexion. Whatever he did, be did it with his might, and all the multifarious aspects of Welsh Wesleyan effort found in him a strenuous worker.of enkindling enthusiasm. He was the editor of the oldest Welsh Wesleyan monthly magazine viz., the "Eurgrawn," in the columns of which he had re- cently been waging keen controversy with the Rev Canon Williams, of St David's, on The origin of the Welsh Church," and also on The Institution of Christianity," He was also one of the editors of the new Welsh Wes- leyan Hymn Book. Dr Hughes was also a prolific writer, both to the daily and weekly Press, and as an author, and amongst his works in the latter capacity may be mentioned Oesau Boren'r Byd," Life of Christ," a Life of the Rev Isaac Jones.' and a volume of sermons" Delw y Nefo," &c. He was one of the earliest and most strenuous advo- cates of the establishment of the Welsh Wesleyan Assembly. Dr Hughes was also the president of the Free Church Council in Bangor. As a bard he was widely known under the ffugenw of Glanyst- wyth, and was one of the adjudi ators of the awdl at the last Liverpool Eisteddfod. At the time of his death Dr Hughes was engaged on an epic poem on St Paul," on the lines of Hiraethog's great epic on Immanuel." Dr Hughes leaves a widow, three sons, and a daughter, to mourn his loss, to whom the sympathy of the whole Welsh Wesleyan Connexion will be freely extended. FUNERAL OF THE REV. E. PENLLYN JONES. The mortal remains of the Rev E. Penllyn Jones, M.A., B.D., were laid to rest at Aberystwyth Cemetery on Thursday afternoon last. The large attendance at the funeral testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held, all ranks and shades of opinion being represented. The chief mourners were the widow Mr Richards, Llandegai (deceased's brother), and son; Mr Edward Griffiths, Portmadoc (nephew); Mr Lewis Evans, printer, Swansea, and Mrs Evans; IVIiss Evans, Brynmawr; and Miss Eirene Jones, London. At the house a short lesson was read by the Rev John Bowen, Pontrhydfencligaid, and prayer was offered by the Rev T E Roberts, M.A., Shiloh. The procession fiom Argoed to the cemetery, which was watched by hundreds of spectators, proceeded in the follow- ing order :-Ministers, deacons, members of the Town Council, governors of the College, old students, college staff, women students, men students, members of the County School, office bearers of Gosen, Bath-street, and Salem chapels, the hearse, mourners, and the general public. The majority of the local nonconformist ministers were present, together with the Rev E Edwards, vicar of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire (one of the first students at U.C.W., and a warm friend of the deceased); also tne Revs Gwynoro Davies, Bar- mouth Ffoulkes Roberts and Edward Williams, Machynlleth. Alderman PeterJones, and Councillors W Thomas and T J Samuel were present as repres- enting the Town Council; Mr Richard Jones, J.P., Pertheirin, as representing the College governors; and Mr David Samuel, M.A., as representing the County School. The College staff was fully repres- ented, including Principal T F Roberts and Prof. Augus (vice-principal). The College students formed an imposing part of the procession in aca- demic caps and gowns. The cortege was consider- ably swelled at the cemetery by a large number of people who had awaited the arrival of the funeral there. The coffin was conveyed from the hearse to the chapel by members of the College staff. In the chapel a brief service was held, the 15 chapter of Corinthians being read by the Rev A Wynne Thomas, pastor of Bath-street Presbyterian Chapel, and the Rev Job Miles,Independent minister offered prayer. From the chapel to the grave the coffin was borne by the deacons' of Salem chapel, of which church deceased was a member.. The obsequies at the graveside were also of the most simple character. A touching tribute was spoken by Principal Roberts, in which he said.—" We stand to-day over the grave of an old friend, one whom we have known for more than thirty years. Although Death is called The King of Terror," I think Death has come to our friend in a manner divested at least of some of its terrors. For one thing, Death has come to him after a life spent in well-doing, in which he made full use of the talent given him—continuing in reading and studying to his latter days. Death came to him also after he bad been the means of much encouragement to others. He durst say, the minds of some would be with another who lay in that cemetery not far off from the spot where they then stood, to whom in life were given great responsibilities, and who in those responsibilites found comfort and help from the friendship of him to whom they were then bid- ding farewell. And the actual mode of his passing away-without much pain, without long waiting in affliction, God took him to himself, just as he bad throughout his life kept him in perfect peace, beeause his heart was stayed upon Him. In his last days also, they must not forget he had much comfort from her who had now been left a widow with whom their prayers would go that she might be helped and strengthened at this time. And now to young and old might the example of their dear friend be a source of strength, particularly to the young generation of people, to show the value of a simple faith and trust in God."—The closing prayer was offered by the Rev D R Williams, pastor of Salem Chapel, and the large gathering then slowly dispersed. The undertaking arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Mr David Phillips, Terrace-road. The Rev D R Williams will preach the funeral sermon at Salem Chapel on. Sunday evening next. Wreaths had been received from the Students of the U.C.W., Dr and Mr Ethe, Mr and Mrs David Lloyd, Bryntirion, Penglaise-road Mr and Mrs Davies, Milestone. Llechryd; Mr and Mrs David Morgan, Emporium, Pier-street; and the Deacons of Gosen Chapel.

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