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.
University College of Wales. VOLUNTEER EXAMINATION.—Second Lieutenant Marshall, of the E (Aberystwyth College) Volunteer Company of the South Wales Borderers sat recently the examination for first lieutenancy held at Cardiff. There were thirteen candidates, of whom five got through, Lieutenant Marshall heading the list. PRESENTATION TO DR HERFORD. There was a large attendance at the meeting of the College Literary and Debating Society on Fri- day evening last, when Dr C H Henford, Litt. D., M.A., formerly professor of English at this College but now of Owen's College, Manchester, gave an address on "The Poetry of the nineteenth century." Professor Sudborough occupied the chair, and he was supported by Principal Roberts, most of the members of the College staff being also present. The students gave Dr Herford an enthusiastic re- ception. The address was a masterly one, and deal- ing as it did with English literature of the period which is the subject of study by a large numher of the students it was intently followed.—Mr Towyn Williams, afterwards proposed, and Miss Foreman seconded, a vote of thanks to Dr Herford, which was carried with acclamation. The gathering then resolved itself into a general meeting of students. Principal Roberts, who had taken the chair, said he would try and sum up within a short compass a great deal of very genuine feeling upon their part toward their old friend, colleague, and teacher, Dr Herford. (Hear, hear). He would not attempt to express his own sense of the value of the service which he rendered to this Colleere. He could onlv sav that durine the twelve years he was at Aberystwyth be gave of his very best to the College. (Applause). And not only did he approach his work in College with that sort of reverence which enabled him to exercise through it so profound an influence as he had exer- tised, but he even showed the same attitude of spirit towards the efforts after social: progress in the community to which they! belong, which had marked the history of the Col- lege, particularly in its latest years. The work that he did, the aspiration that he had, though exercised in a limited sphere, were r% typical, influential, far-reaching Not only in his work within the lecture room, or within the outer sphere of citizenship in this small community, but also as a sojourner in Wales he brought a gift of reverence to bear upon what was best in their own country. Perhaps, he would be saying what was new to a great many present when he mentioned that Dr Herford had derived at any rate some of his gift as a teacher from that great Welsh teacher, Davis, of Castell Hywel (applause). He believed be was right in saying that Dr Herford was a con- nection of that great Welsh teacher, and that he had himself been taught by a descendant of that teacher in a school at Lancaster that bore the name of Castell Hywel School. He mentioned that in order to show how the influence of gifted teaching and inspired example made itself felt, and no doubt Dr Herford, through his twelve years service in Wales, had paid back the dues of his nurture in so far as he received them from that gifted scholar (applause). As he saw from the chair which was at his right, the members of this Society at any rate had done their part in recog nising that element in the work that Dr Herford had rendered in this College. Dr Herford was not a bard himself but at any rate he had been at the making of some bards during his time in this College (applause). Those students who had sub- scribed together to make this present to Dr Herford, symbolised by their act the relation to which he had referred in which Dr Herford interpreted his work of Professor of English in this College. He would like to say further that the standard to which he brought the study of English literature in this College had been invaluable in their country at this most vital juncture in its history. He had no doubt that it was in part due to the prestige which attached to the chair that they had in Dr Herford's successor one of the few scholars in this country who, in his opinion, were qualified to take up and continue the work which had been done by him (Applause.) He could say that all the members of the teaching staff of the College joined with the students in their reverence and affection for Dr Herford. (Hear, hear.) Now that he had left them for a larger sphere, where he was in contact with the great, swelling, moving mass of popula- tion, he thought that whatever might be the imper- fections of the organisation of English education, however, much it might leave to be desired in this respect, so long as there were personal forces of this kind to be brought to bear on higher education, the education of this country would not do badly. (Applause.) Miss Copsey, president of the women's section of the Students' Council, spoke of the influence exerted by Dr Herford upon the students during the time he was at Aberystwyth, an influence which she described as an inspiring one. She asked Dr Herford's acceptance of the bardic chair as a small token" of their respect and reverence for him. (Laughter and applause.) Miss Tremaine, speaking on behalf of the old students, also paid a high eulogium to the services rendered by Dr Herford while at Aberystwyth College, and the appreciation felt by all students who sat under him of those services. The chair, presented to Dr Herford, is a beauti- fully carved one, of old Welsh oak. On the back is the motto, Cymru am byth," and it also bears the following inscription:—" Presented to C. H. Herford. Esq., Litt.D., M.A., by past and present students of University College of Wales, Aberyst- wyth, as a mark of their high esteem and apprecia- tion of his work. Feb. 21, 1902. Dr Herford, in acknowledging the presentation, said he was almost at a loss to know what to say, as it was not until a few hours before ;that he was informed of the presentation. Even then he could not forecast the form which the small token would take (laughter). He had no idea that the small token would be of such magnitude (renewed laughter). It appealed very much to him in the symbolic sense. The bardic chair, which he under- stood from the Principal was one of the ideas associated with it, was tnat aspect or it to which he felt less able to claim any title. If be had bad any share in training bards he was afraid it was only in the more elementary portions of their art. The chair would, in any case, be a most valuable member of his household, and a memento of his time at Aberystwvtb, and by looking at it, and sitting in it would waken many memories, that was if he could pluck courage to sit in it at any time (laughter). There was about the professorial! chairs of England, and perhaps to a greater extent those of Wales, a certain hardness, of which per- haps. this bardic chair was symbolical. But he could not say he found his chair at Aberystwyth a bard one in that sense (hear, hear). Perhaps he did not do so much in it as he might have done, whatever the Principal might say in his kindness. No one could look back upon a dozen or more years of professorial work and feelj be had done every- thing he might have done or have made all the bards he might have made. He hoped he might still be regarded as belonging to this College, and as having a claim upon old students for that kind of friendship which was shown by their being ready to appeal to him on any part of literature or of help he could give them (loud applause). The Principal expressed the delight all felt in welcoming Mrs Herford, who was also present, The meeting ended with the singing of the Welsh and English national anthems, the solos being taken by T. J. Rpes.
PETTY SESSIONS. The weekly Petty Sessions were held at the Town Hall, on Wednesday, before Messrs R J Jones (Mayor) John Watkins, and Thomas Griffiths. TRANSFER OF LICENSE. Mr Stephen Durrant applied for a temporary trans- fer of license of the Shipwright Arms. The appli- cation was granted.—Two hours' extention of time was granted to Mrs Jones, Talbot Hotel on March 1st, on the occasion of St. David's Club dinner. MAINTENANCE. My J J Hughes, instructed by the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians, summoned David Hughes, Hugh- street, Llanbradach, with neglecting to maintain his mother, who was chargeable to the Aberystwyth Union. An order had been made on the 29th August, 1900, for 2s.per week,and there were arrears amount- ing to £3 16s, The defendant was a master builder, earning £1 per week.—Defendant was given one week to pay the arrears. BEATING MATS. Annie Soul, Coburg House, Bath-street, Aberyst- wyth, was charged by Mr Rees Jones, borough surveyor, with beating and shaking mats on the pavement in front of the house.—A fine of Is. and costs was inflicted. -Lizzie Roberts, Portland-street, Aberystwyth, was mulcted in a like amount for the same offence.—Jane Evans, Thespian street, and Mary Evans, Cambrian street, were also charged with beating and shaking mats on the pavement. P.C. Jones proved the offences, and defendants were each fined Is. and costs. j FT AMAGF. TO RAILWAY CARRIAGES. John Warrington, Bryn-place Albert Roberts, Blue Bell Hotel; Margaret Ellen Morgan, Poplar-row; and Margaret Jones, 13, Skinner-street, all of Aberyst- wyth, we"e charged by Mr Henry Stanhope, New- town, Inspector of the Cambrian Railways, with committing damage to a railway carriage in the rail- way station on Jan. 20th. Mr W P Owen appeared for the two female defendants. Mr Stanhope said that on the night of the 20th ult., the carriage in question had been put into a siding. In the morning the carriage was found to be in a bad and filthy state. The defendants admitted having been in the carriage. Mr Stanhope said the prosecution was not with a view to obtaining damages but to put a stop to that state of affairs. Mr Thomas, stationmaster, said that on the 21st January there was a fire in Mill- street. He got up and heard cries of- murder" in the station. He went in the direction of the cries and saw the defendants rushing out. He went to search the carriages, but could not find anyone else. He then got the assistance of two porters and again searched the place and found a hat near the book- stall, which he ihen produced. One of the carriages was in a filthy condition, and a small window was broken. He saw the two male defendants the next day, who expressed their sorrow and said they would not go there again. The defendants |asked him the amount of the damage. He estimated the damage to the carriage to be about ten shillings.—Thos. Roberts, porter, corroborated Mr Thomas's evidence.—Mr W P Owen said that the boys had offered to pay the money for the window and did not see that there was any case against the two females.—The two male de- fendants were each fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and to pay for the glass, the case against the females being dismissed. StlDING. John Gornell and Phillip Gornell, both of Fountain Court, Aberystwyth, were charged by Dr Harries with damaging a gate and with injuring ice on the Aqua Terra. The boys were ordered to pay the costs and made an apology to Dr Harries for their conduct.
LLANYBYTHER RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. Mr. D. H. James, Beilibedw, presided over a monthly meeting of this Council, which was held after the meeting of the Guardians. There were also present Dr. E. C. Thomas (medical officer) and Mr. J. P. Thomas (inspector). Scarlet Fever.—The Medical Officer (Dr. E. C. Thomas) reported two mild cases of scarlet fever at Troedyrhiw, Llanllwni. This was the first case of this kind in this district, the doctor being of the opinion that it had been imported from the neigh- bouring parish. Llanyrythec Market.-A letter was read from Mr. Nicholas, Clerk toj the Carmarthen County Council, asking what steps bad been taken with the view of placing this market in a condition to answer the requirements of the Board of Agri- culture.—The Clerk was directed to reply stating that an Inspector from the Board of Agriculture had inspected the place, and that the result of his inspection had not yet been received. Pencarreg Water Supply.-The Rev. J. N. Evans, Llangybi, landlord of Talfedw, on whose land the springs for the proposed supply of water for Ram and Treherbert are situate, wrote stating that he was prepared to agree that the Council should have all the water, not absolutely necessary for the use of the farm for the sum of Z3 3s. per annum. He considered this sum a reasonable and moderate price for the right of supplying with water a fairly large and growing district.—The sum mentioned by Mr. Evans seemed to be in excess according to the opinion of all the members.—On the proposition of Mr. Lewis Davies and seconded by Mr. David Evans it was agreed that Mr. Lewis, the tenant of Talfedw farm be asked to attend a meeting of the Council to be held in another fortnight so as to agree upon the terms. — Mr. Rhys W. Jones (borough surveyor) the Council's engineer, was in attendance to support the plans and specifications of the proposed water scheme for Ram.
LAMPETER. FOOTBALL.—On Saturday afternoon a match under the Association code was played on the Col- lege ground between the S.D.C. team and Tregaron town team. After a hard contest the collegians won by four goals to nil. AGRICULTURE. The County Council has arranged for a series of lectures to be delivered in the locality on Agriculture, and on Thursday even- ing last Mr. W. Edwards, of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, delivered a very interesting and instructive lecture at the Board School, on The cultivation and management of the potato crop." There was a good attendance of farmers. (ijg TUARY.-The death took place on Wednesday evening last, at Hendryd Farm, of John Walter Jones, eldest son of Mr. John Jones, at the early age of twenty nine years. The fuueral, which was very largely attended took place on Saturday, the interment being made in the Caeronen burial ground. The Rev. D. Evans, Cribin, officiated. C. M. MONTHLY MEETING. The Calvinistic Methodists of South Cardiganshire held their monthly meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday last at Shiloh. On Tuesday afternoon a meeting of ministers and delegates was held under the pres- idency of the Rev John Evans, Abermeurig, when various matters connected with the denomination were transacted. In the evening an open church meeting was held, the subject for discussion being the 9th verse of the xii chapter of 1st Corinthians, viz.—" To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit." On the following day preaching services were held, the preachers being the Revs D Richards, Llanon; J J Thomas. Twrgwyn; Morgan Evans, Tregaron J Jenkins, Aberayron,and Rhys Morgan,Llanddewi. ihe meetings were well attended. RUNAWAYS.—College-street during the earlier part of the week has been noted for the runaway of horses, for on Monday morning whilst the occupier of Llain farm, Silian, was proceeding to the town with a load of poultry his horse took fright and bolted towards town, where it was brought to a standstill. Being a market day the streets was fairly filled with people, but fortunately no one was injured. On the following morning another horse and cart bolted towards Troedyrhiw, but before it bad reached Railway Hotel it was captured, without any damage or iniurv. THL FNNERAL of the late Mary Harries, of Caeglas,whose death occurred on Thursday evening last took place on Monday, the interment being made at the Llanwenog parish churchyard. The deceased, who was about sixty-five years of age, to- gether with her two brothers, resided in a small farm on the wayside to Llanwnen, and, sad to relate, but a fortnight last Monday her elder brother Thomas was buried, whilst on Wednesday week her other brother, Enoch, was buried in the same place, thus making a total of three deaths within a fortnight. They resided for many years at Ffynonbair, and spent about forty years in the district. The news cast quite a gloom over the district, although all three had been ailing for some time. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive meet- ing was held at Caersalem Chapel on Wednesday evening in last week, under the presidency of Mr David Williams, Maescanol. In spite of the build- ing being most uncomfortably filled the meeting was a most orderly one, and proved a great success. The entries in each subject were remarkably good, and the competition was keen. The Rev D. Jones, Noddfa, conducted, and xept the audience in a good mood till the end. The following is the results in some of the chief competitions :—For the best rendering by a party of twelve the part song Gadlef dirwestol," the Cwmmanne Party; for the best rendering of Awn i ben yr Wyddfu," by a party of eight persons, Lampeter party, con- ducted by Mr D. J. Bowen; solo tenor Golomen wen," Mr B. Lewis, Talfedw; solo bass Gwys i'r Gad," Mr Tom Maddocks, College-street; for the best answers to twelve questions relating to the Parish of Pencarreg, prize divided between Mr Ben Williams, Creigiau; and Ben Lewis Talfedw for the best recitation of a temperance dialogue, Mr Ben Williams and J. Jones. Chapel House for the best recitation of Achubwch fy mhlentyn," Mr Ben Lewis; four verses on "Y Mudiad Dirwestol Presenol," Evans, Pwll, Llangybi. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of the Lampeter Union was held on Friday last. In the absence of the chairman (Mr D. Davies), Mr D. H. James. Llanllwni was voted to the chair. There were also present Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, Llall- wnen; Lewis Davies, Llancrwys; John Davies, Lampeter; John Jones, Llanllwni; Thos Williams, and Evan Davies, Llanwenog; David Davies, Cellan; David Evans, Pencarreg; J. G. Marsden, Silian; David Jones, Llanbyther; with Dr Abel Evans (medical officer); Messrs J. E. Lloyd (clerk), E. D. Rees (assistant clerk), David Evans, and Wm Davies (relieving officers), and James Evans (master). Statitics -Amount of out-door relief adminis. tered during the past fortnight per Mr Wm Davies for the Lampeter district was £34 14s 6d to 121 paupers; per Mr David Evans, for the Llanybyther district £40 14s to 134 paupers. Number of inmates in the house 21, corresponding period last year 21. Number of vagrants relieved during the past fortnight 73, an increase of 33 on the corres- ponding period of last year. -Bit.siftem.-There was hardly any business for transaction, with the exception of going though I fho roliAf Abergorlech, Bridge.-The Clerk informed the Board that a bill of P,36 4s 2d had been received from the Carmarthenshire County Council in respect of the cost of the joint erection of a bridge at Abergorlech. The Clerk pointed out that the bridge affected the parishes of Llancrwys, Rhosycorn, Llanllwni, Llanybyther, and Pencarreg, each of which were supposed to contribute, the remainder of the expense would have to be borne by the neighbouring Union, Llandilo.—Mr Lewis Pavies was of opinion that the bill ought not to be paid as the County Council should have consulted them before involving them in such debt.—After some discussion it was agreed that the Clerk should first enquire whether the Llandilo Union were going to contribute before the bill be paid.
Lampeter Town Council. THE HENFEDDAU WATER SUPPLY. I THE MAYOR AND THE VERDICT. COUNCIL DECIDES NOT TO APPEAL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held at two o'clock on Wednesday (yesterday) afternoon to consider whether the council should appeal against the decision of Justice Kekewich in the case of Harford v. Corporation The case, is fully reported in another part of the paper, the verdict being given in favour of plaintiff. The Mayor (Dr Hugh Walker), presided over a large attendance. Dr Walker said :-I have called you together in order that you may receive the report of the special committee appointed last July to watch over the case of Harford v. the Corporation of Lampeter, and modified last November by the substitution of Mr D F Lloyd for Mr Evan Davies. The essence of the report you know already. It is with profound regret that we have to announce that the judgment of the Court has gone against the Corporation. According to the judgment of Mr Justice Keke- wich, in order to fulfil the contract in the inden- ture to supply water, the Corporation must lay pipes and introduce the water to the cottages of Henfeddau, and to all other buildings built or to be built on the vendor's land within 150 yards of the line of mains. Also, the judgment carries costs against the Corporation, The costs on both sides thus falling on the town will probably amount to between R,150 and JEZDO. 1 understand that there are many men in Lampeter who know all the time that this would be the result, and thete may, for ought I know, be some even in the Council itself. 1 envy then their prescience. I admire the profundity of their legal lore, which infinitely surpasses that possessed by our counsel, Mr Warrington, K.C., and Mr Cave. Both these gentlemen believed to the end that they had a winning case. But of course the event proves that they were wrong, and that the Lampeter students of law were right, in the opinion which they always held but forgot to express until the judge bad given his decision. What is before us now to do is to consider carefully and gravely the very serious position in which the judgment places the town of Lampeter. If anyone imagines that the question ends as well as begins with the comparatively trumpery matter of supplying Henfeddau, he is profoundly mistaken. The estimated cost of that is about 218, but the case has been fought not on that score alone, but far more because of other localities which are determined by the issue. I make no apology to the ratepayers. I deeply re- gret the result, but I do not regret that the battle was fought. On the contrary I hold that the man who, hearing a case which eminent lawyers pro- nounced good, should have failed to resist the de- mand made upon the Corporation must be either a contemptible polt or a traitor to the public interest. I will proceed to explain the grave consequences which flow from this decision. The covenant in the indenture is to the effect that the Corporation will supply with a sufficient quantity of water for domestic purposes only the two cottages called North Lodge and the two cottages called Hen- feddau-and all houses, cottages, farm and build- ings now existing or hereafter to be erected or placed upon the said lands or any part thereof, within a distance of 150 yards from the line of the said pipes." Here you see the importance of the question of Henfeddau. It is silly to pretend that the case involved a mere trifle of Z18 or the half of E18. Far more important than the £18 immed- iately involved is the question of principle also in- volved. Suppose the Council spent for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Common a sum of £18, do you suppose it would not be objected to 1 And yet to my mind it is far less objectionable to spend it for a poor ratepayer than to spend it for a rich one. But besides the principle we have to bear in 1 mind that what our obligations are with respect to Henfeddau, that they are with respect to every place on the Peterwell estate within 150 yards of the line of the mains, that is to say, for a distance of more than two miles and for a breadth of one- sixth of a mile. I say gravely, I weigh my words, that the liability carried by this judgment might easily run to hundreds of pounds. If anyone imagines that these liabilites are inmeasurably distant contingencies, he is living in a fool's paradise; and the sooner he comes out of it the better. I sea no reason to expect anything but that the full rights under the indenture will be exacted. I certainly will not consent to assume anything short of that. Now, according to the judgment of Mr Justice Kekewich, to supply" under this contract means to convey the water to the houses built or to be built within the limits laid down, and for that purpose to lay pipes or to take any other steps necessary to bring the water to the places in question. The first obligation under this judgment is to supply Henfeddau, at an estimated cost of £ 18. If the matter ended there, good and well. But there is already in existence another cottage, the lodge to the east of Henfeddau, within the prescribed distance. It stands on ground considerably higher than the pipes at that place or anywhere near, and to supply it in this sense it would be necessary to go back about 600 yards. In the case of Hen- feddau therefore, when the length of pipes neces- sary is about 150 yards, the cost would be about £70. Serious enough, but our liability is far from ending there. We are bound to supply in this sense every building which may be erected within 150 yards of the mains. Who shall prophecy where buildings may not be erected 7 But I would ask yonr attention particularly to the half- mile or so from Henfaddau down to the reservoir. There are no better building sites any- where in the neighbourhood of Lampeter. The field immediately on this side of Henfeddau, the wood below that again, and the field in which the reservoir is built are all admirable for building purposes. Our counsel spoke more truly than he knew when he said, They might put a terrace of houses along this site and say. The Corporation must lay the service pipes to each house and only get payment for the water supplied, and not any- thing for the expense of laying the pipes." That is precisely what they may do, that is precisely what it is very probable indeed they will do with- in the next twenty or thirty years. And in deal- ing with a necessity like water a public body like this is bound to look a long way ahead. If this terrace is built, under Mr Justice Kekewich's decision we shall have to lay these pipes, and we shall get in return just the water rate. not a penny for the pipes. Nay more, the houses thus privileged will pay water rate alone. They will enjoy practic- ally all the privileges and benefits we possess, but they will make no contribution to the general dis- trict rate. The shrewd man will consider the desirability of building along this line of pipes. The Corporation on its side. will have to contem- plate with feelings which may be easily guessed, the prospect of being called upon from time to time to speud large sums in order to drain away for the benefit of houses outside the borough that water which it has alreddy paid for dearly to bring into the borough. The Mayor outlined alternative schemes, to cope with the difficulty and said that some large scheme would have to be very seriously contem- plated. Thus weighty and onerous he continued, are the obligations laid upon us by the judgment of Mr Justice Kekewich. Such, according to him, is the meaning of that truly extraordinary document-the indenture entered into between Mr Harford and the Corporation of Lampeter, conferring upon the town of Lampeter the now rather dubious boon of the Capeli water supply. If that is really the meaning of the deed, a none disastrously bad bargain has seldom been made by the public body, a more utterly one- sided argument I have never come across. It is use- less to complatn of the E200 consideration money or of the obligation to supply water within the defined limits. They are indisputable, and they never have been disputed. They simply throw a light upon the character of the transaction and in that light each of us may form his opinion of it. I have formed nine, and it is clear and strong. But while it is beyond question that the Council must supply water within the definied limits, the recent case was fought in the belief that it might reasonably be doubted whether to "supply" water meant also to "supply" pipes. In that belief I for one remain absolntelv mistaken hw -1 -J the judgment of Mr Justice Kekewich. When you analyse Mr Justice Kekewich's verdict you find that it tells us in the first place that to supply water means-just to supply water. There is little doubt in the learned judge's mind on that point. Neither there is much in mine. The judge does indeed take us one step further, and it is a long step. He decides that to supply water means also to supply pipes. It is demonstrably I think, that he arrives at that somewhat astonishing conclusion through a complete misapprehension. I will quote his words again .-— • The argument is, the purchasers are 'not to supply the cottages, but they are to supply water at some point from which the vendor may take it to the cottages." Now, here I must meet the judgment even of a judge with a flat and unqualified denial. The argument of the purchasers never was that they were not bound "to supply the cottages" meant something different from what the vendor contended. It seems to me reasonably plain, that the judge never firmly grasped the meaning of the question at issue. He had in his mind a fixed impression as to the mean- ing of the phrase "supply the cottages," and by the light of his inner consciousness he decided that the words of the indenture meant what he supposed they ought to mean. Notice in this connexion the extra- ordinary sentence in the judgment. "I do not think I need go into the meaning of the word supply" etymologically, or otherwise." Why, on this view the judge himself took there was nothing else to go into. He brushed aside evidence of fact-the, fact that the plaintiff or his agent had aocepted supply for the very cottages in question—the wide experience of one of the greatest water engineers in England as to the practical meaning of "supply" in such contract as this—all was rejected, it was the deed, the whole deed, and nothing but the deed." In conclusion, the Mayor said: In one thing I am certain I am not wrong, and that is that the consequence flowing Mr Justice Kekewich's decision are so monstrous that if all ^^atmeaf6 an-' reasonable chance of success at au, appeal ought to be marie And most assuredly there w, chance r i ,.inere is a reasonable himself ?r ."T- that Mr Justice Kekewich tliTmere • Tll« costs of appeal are volved Aur) !n C(>'nP'dTisim with the interests in- maS (Appta" be'°S 50 th9 exnresfeffh:^r^at the invitation of theMayor, also wii cxreerfwP,n,0n °" the He said it settled the Probable- that this case had not probable tlia? ever' and was exceedingly come It alar, e would be trouble in years to case beinp jfi ,seen\ed that the fact of this anv litimtl T to stand would seriously affect stronHv • WJUch might arise in the future", and ks that t)l ?] S them 10 aPPeal» because he thought e ve vfS;C,Sl0n was wron £ They had all seen and he hili a°connt Plven in the Welsh Gazette," and he believed the report was as correct as it was ti *r any reP°rt to be- H.P ^/™°Vh,en 1110 vec| that the Council appeal from r^us^'ce Kekewich, and pointed ?hP nnfL* P°.ssibilifcy of loss was a sum of £ 75 at the outset, while they stood to gain in case of success double £75 in hard cash. Mr D F Lloyd seconded. Alderman T-ivy Jones opposed tha motion, and pro- posed that the appeal be not proceeded with. Alderman S D Jones seconded, and Messrs D D Evan,, i Kichards, and D H Evans also spoke in op- position to th& Mayor's proposition. The Mayor said he was willing to back his opinion, and was prepared to bear half the expenses of the Bpeal. Mr D F Lloyd said he would bear the other half. On a division, the proposition to appeal against Mr Justice Kekewich's judgment was defeated by six votes to five. The voting was as follows For the Mayor's proposition-The Mayor, Mr Joseph Davies, Aid John Jones, Mr D F Lloyd, and Mr D Jenkins. Against—Aid D Tiyy Jones, Aid S D Jones, Messrs D H Evans, D D Evans, T Richards, and T Hughes. Messrs J Davies and A Price were neutral.
Welsh Officer's Sad Death. Two months since Mr James Hills-Johnes a lieutenant in Kitchener's Horse, was invalided home from South Africa, suffering from neuralgia, and, after staying some time at Netley Hospital, came to Londoniand engaged a room at Bury-street, St James's, where, on Friday afternoon last, he was found dead in bed. The deceased was 33 years of age. At the inquest, which was held by the Westminster coroner, Mr Lewis P. E. Payle, a solicitor, of Earl's Court-road, identified Mr Hill-Johnes as the son of a client of his, and said he believed he was in receipt of some pay. At times he drank heavily. He had no particular anxieties, and witness was not aware that he had erer threatened suicide. Three weeks ago he was taking drugs for .neuralgia, and he suffered with his heart. John Woodman, the valet, stated that at 2 a.m. on Friday the deceased rang his bell and asked him to give him an injection of morpia for pains in his face. Witness refused and the deceased laughed the matter off, remarking that he would not want to get up till afte-noon. He had a phiarof morphia and needle. At 9 o'clock Mr Hills-Johnes was comfortably asleep, but two hours later he was awake, and seemed all right, At 12-5 he said he felt queer, and commenced read- ing a book, telling witness to come back at two o'clock. When he went to his room at 2-5 lie found him dead, with his legs drawn up, and the book rest- ing on his knees. Dr Hubert Holmes Orr said death was due to syn- cope from the action of alcohol and an over dose of morphia. The jury returned a verdict of Death from mis- adventure. ■■ "■ —1
MACHYNLLETH. MARRIAG.E.-The marriage of Mr Edward Wil-I liams, manager of Dicks' boot shop, Machynlleth, Z, to Miss Abigail Williams, daughter of Aid David Williams, was solemnised at Graig Innependent Chapel, on Wednesday in last week. The church was crowded with friends and well-wishers. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Josiah Jones pastor. The bride, who was tastefully attired, was given away by her father, the bridesmaid be- ing Miss Jane Lois Williams (sister of the bride). Mr John HenryWilliams, brotheros the bridegroom, acted as best man. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's father, Mr and Mrs Williams left by the 2 p.m. tjain for London, where the honeymoon was spent, A large number of presents had been received. DEATH OP AN OLD INHABITANT.—One of the oldest inhabitants, in the person of Mr Rees Jones, father of the Misses Jones, milliner's, Northampton House, passed away on Sunday night last. He was in his 91st year, and had been ailing for a con- siderable time. During his life-time he had been actively connected with the develspmcnt of the Dy- life Mines. Besides his two daughters,he also leaves a son, Mr John Rees Jones, tailor and draper, Pen- rhyndeudraeth. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) at the cemetery. BEGGING.-P-John Kelly, who said he came from London, was brought before Mr Richard Rees at, the Police Station on Friday last, charged by P.C. Ellis with begging alms the same day at Llanbryn- mair. The case having been proved, accused was committed to prison for fourteen days. j APPOINTMENT.—Mr Fred Harries, son of Mrs, Harries, confectioner, who was out in South Afiica with the service section of the 5th V.B., S.NV.B.. has been offered and accepted a post in the General Manager's Office of the Cape Government Railway at Cape Town. SEWING CLASSES.—The lady members of the English Presbyterian Chapel have started a series of afternoon teas and sewing classes, in preparation for a grand bazaar to be held at the end of the summer. The first was held on Tuesday, when the tea was provided by Mrs Llewellyn Edwards.— RECIPROCITY.—All the subscribers to the recent Castlereagh presentation, which consisted of a painting of Lady Londonderry have been presented with a handsome photographure of the painting. The subscribers are indebted to Lady Londonderry for this kindness.
Here and There. Receiving Orders-London Gazette-February 1 17th—John Evan Davies, of Cambrian House, Silian, Cardiganshire, labourer, formerly butcher. Receiving Orders in Bankruptcy, gazetted Friday —Evans, Evan, Gwenfryn House, Llanfibangel-ar- arth, carpenter and builder. The living of Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cardiganshire, has been offered by the Bishop of St. David's to the Rev John Caleb Owen, vicar of Llanfihangel, Rhosy- corn, who has accepted it. The friends of Canon E. T. Davies (Dyfrig), Pwllbeli, will be sorry to hear that owing to over- work he has had a serious breakdown and has been obliged to go away for a long and complete rest. Mr Davies, who is a native of Sillan, Lampeter, and brother of Mr Thomas Davies, Dremdu Fawr, is considered one of the most popular preachers of the Church in Wales. Whilst he was the incumbent of the St. David's Welsh Church, Liveipool, and again during his stay at Aberdovey, he was looked upon as one of the leading temperance speakers in Wales, as popular among Nonconformists as among the people of his own Church. The degree of M.A. has been conferred by the Cape of Good Hope University on the Rev Benjamin Evans, formerly of the Memorial College, Brecon., Mr Evans went to South Africa about six years ago for temporary service under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society. He is now the pastor of the Congregational Church, Observatory-road, j Capetown, where he is labouring so successfully that the Church will have to be enlarged. Mr Evans, who is a native of Bargoed, South Wales, was ordained at Brecon prior to his leaving for South Africa. He has commenced Welsh services for his fellow-countrymen at Caledon Square Church, Capetown. CAMBRIDGE WELSH SOCIETY. A largely-attended meeting of the Cambridge Welsh Society was held recently in the rooms of Mr E. G. Brown, M.A., M.B., Pembroke College, Cam- bridge, when Professor Rhys, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, read a paper on I I I Eai-ly Britain." Among the visitors present were Professor McKenny Hughes and Dr R. D. Roberts, high sheriff of Cardi- ganshire. The chair was taken by Dr Griffiths, the president of the society. Professor Rhys explained what philology had to teach with regard to the Celtic inhabitants of ancient Britain, and endeavoured by means of the evidence of tribal and place names to identify Brithonic tribes with Gaelic tribes of the Continent. On the motion of Mr Vernon Stanley Jones, M.A., tutor of Magdalen College, Professor Rhys was thanked for his paper.
TYNLLIDIART PLOUGHING AND TROTTING MATCH. A successful ploughing and trotting match was held on Wednesday at Maesbangor, near Tynllidiart. A good prize list had been arranged, and the attendance was large. The appointed judges were the followingHorses, Major Bonsall Fronfraith Mr J. Parry, Glanparth Mr J Owen' Taihirion Rhos; and Dr Harries. Plonghing' Messrs James Thomas, Llwyhddewi; J. Jenkins, Pantyperan. Hedging and ditching, Messrs J. R. James Peithyll; Evan Pugh, Llwyniorwerth and John Hopkins Ironfraith. Horse shoes, Mr R. Williams and Major Bonsall. Mr W. B Powell Nanteos, was the starter. Mr J. E. James! auctioneer, acted as secretary and treasurer. w w TV"ot.fc'n £ tbe results were:—First race, W. Rees Llanio Road second race, J. D. Roberts, irexadol; third race, Davies, Frondeg fourth race, W. Rees, Llanio Road; fifth race, D Jones, Buildings; sixth race, R. S. Rowlands, Garth. The fifth race was very exciting. Mr Bennlson's steed only. losing by a few lengths.
Llanfair-Clydogau. in JKESEN'TA"0N-—'There was a very large father- ing at the Congregational Chapel on Monday evening- last to witness the presentation of a purse of gold to the Rev J. Neddfryn Davies on the occaswn of his leaving the district to take charge of the Soar Congregational Chapel, Swansea. The "~v Ev--n Evans, Lampeter, presided, and he was supported by the Revs Rhys Morgan, C.M. Llan- ddewi H Emrys Jones (W), and D. Jones (B), Lampeter, B. C. Davies, Tyngwndwn, J. N. Evans (vicar), Llangybi; and James Jones Ffaldybrenin. Letters regretting their inability to attend the meeting were from the Revs R. C. Jones (17) Lampeter J. T Parry, Cilcennin; T. T. Davies' Rhydybont and Mr D. Lloyd Lewis, Aberystwyth, the latter also enclosed a cheque to the Rev J. N. Davies as a token of respect, and also wishing him a happy and successful future in his new sphere.— The Rev Evan Evans referred to the loss which the three chapels under the case of Mr Davies, and also to the whole district. He bad known Mr Davies for a number of years and he bad always known him to be a warm-hearted friend. His seven years. of ministry at these chapels were years of hard work, and he could testify that his work had borne good fruit. His loss to these chapels would be a gain to his new church, and he wished him a long life in Swarisca.-The Revs R. Emrys Jones, D. Jones, J. F. Evans, James Jones, C Davies, and Rhys Morgan, Messrs Josua Davies, Llanfair; J. Lloyd, Pant; John Abel and George Rees, Lam- Teler'wM;- Rees' Tanfforest; D. Evans, Llangybi John Williams, Cellan, also spoke in high terms of jV, .a,view' referred to the loss which the mi? i. y obtain owing to his departure.— having handed over a purse of gold to Mr Davies, the latter suitably responded, and thanked all for their kind expressions.
DERWENLAS. COMPETITIYE MEETING.—A competitive meeting was held on Friday evening last at the Board Schoolr Major Hugh Bonsall, Morben, presided, and M. Edward Breezt, Machynlleth, acted as conductor. »Vr. Luml?y was tlie music adjudicator. Although the entries in each of the itams were good, the competitions were of a poor character, and dis- played little preparation. The rowdyism of a number of boys at the back of the room was also annoying, and entirely spoilt any enjoyment in the meeting. Unless good order can be secured at meetings of this kind, it were better that they were discontinued altogether.
DAROWEN. DEATH OF Mn LEWIS P. DAVIM&-The death took place on Thursday night last ef Mr Lewis Pugh Davies, Pwllwrch, Darowen. He was 79 years of age, and had enjoyed good health till within four or five days of his death. He owned considerable land in the neighbourhood, and was held in high respect by his neighbours. Ho leaves four sons and a daughter to mourn their loss. One of the sons is Mr John Pugh Davies, solicitor, Merthyr Tydvil. The funeral* which was private, took place on Tuesday, the inter- ment being made at the burying ground connected with the Baptist Chapel, Darowen. The Rev Mr Jones (pastor) officiated.
EGLWYSFACH. UN O'R PLWYF writes :-In the last issue of the Gazette," I read a paragraph, written by a correspondent precumably, about the forthcoming School Board election. The haste with which some pers ins rush into print is remarkable. Although he compliments the members upon the good work they have done, yet it is evident that some have not quite satisfied him, nor are they to his liking. I am glad to think that the selection rests with the parish as a whole, and not with him individually. It is my bumble belief that when the selection comes all the old members will be returned triumphantly, despites the bickerings of your correspondent.
CAPEL DEWI. THE LATE SIR GRIFFITH ET.ANs.-On Sunday last a memorial service was held at tl-e above Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, when touching references were made to the death of the late Sir Griffith Evans, who was so greatly esteemed and revered by the whole congregation. At the conclusion of the service the Dead March in Saul was played on the organ by Miss Morgan, The Poplars, Penllwyn.*
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