Business Notices. i HOWELL JONES' Victoline A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR Neuralgia, Toothache, and all, Pains in the Head, arising e ther from disordered state of Stomach or Weakness of the ITerves. IN BOTTLES, Is. lid., 2s., and 3s. 6d. PREPARED ON-LY BY M. Howell Jones, A.P.S. CHEMIST. TOWYN SMOKERS SHOULD GO TO J. & L. WARD The Aberystwyth Bazaar, FOR PIPES. TOBACCOS, ETC LARGEST STOCK IN THE PRINCIPALITY. NOTE THE ADDRESS- 6, Great Darkgate Street, ABERYSTWYTH. JOHN LLOYD & SONS, BILLPOSTERS, ABERYSTWYTH. MARK .Tl N LIM fASE' AGENT FOR THE DISTRICT: MRS. J. W. THOMAS Millinery Establishment i, Great Darkgate-street, ABERYSTWYTH. COUGH MIXTURE FOR WINTER COUGH AND BRONCHITIS TRY ROBERT ELLIS'S COUGH MIXTURE AND CHEST TONIC ARTIFICIAL TEETH M!RIP MR. JAMES REES Seventeen years with Messrs. Murphy and Rowley 30, ALEXANDRA ROAD (Late Railway Terrace), A BERYSTWYTH MA. "REES visits TREGARON first and last Tuesday each Month at Mr e.Williams, Stanley House.. Visits Machynlleth the Second and Fourth Wedneso Asys in each Month at Mrs. R. Jones, Pentre- jliydin Street (opposite Lion Hotel). Coras on the 1st and 3rd Saturday in each month •t Mr W. Evans, Grocer, Liverpool House, (opposite Slaters Arms. Visits Lampeter the First and Third Fridays in eact, Month, at R. Evans, milliner, 18, Harford Square. MAE YN GYMRO. CHARGES MSDESATB. Business Notices NEW YEAR PRESENTS. THE ORIENTAL BAZAAR & CAFE Coy. 16, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwvth, Are prepared to take orders for Christmas Puddings, Cakes, Mince Pies, Mince- meat, Jellies, Pine Apple, and other Creams all made on the premises. Chocolates, Bon-Bon, Deserts, Crackers, imported from the Continent specially for these festivities. They are also prepared to take orders for At Homes, Wedding, Reception, Dejeuners, Dinners, Ball, Suppers and Entertainments. Supplied with every requisites and carried out in FIRST-CLASS STYLE. WATERLOO HOTEL. MARINE TERRACE, ABERYSTWYTH. 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The Brewing Waters are of exceptional purity, and only the Finest Materials obtainable are used. DA VID JONES. Tailor, Habit Breeches Maker, AND LADIES' COSTUMIER, 5, CHALYBEATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Has now returned to the above Premisest which have been enlarged and appointed in best Modern Style for the requirements of the trade. D. J. in thanking his numerous customers for their past support, respectfully solicits a con- tinuance of same. I Hotels. ABERYSTWYTH HOLYROOD HOTEL AND CAFE, TERRACE ROAD. kL. G. PARRY & CO., ~cr(OWfiS. HIGH CLASS TEA AND LUNCHEON ROOMS. EVERYTHING SERVED OF FINEST QUALITY G W ALIA HOTEL, Ltd., LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE origin of the Llandrindod GWALIA is the well-known "GWALIA" OF UPPER WOBURN PLACE LONDON. It was, started 1889; by the season of the following year, extensive additions had to be made to meet a rapid increasing business; these extensions have culminated in tho NEW PREMISES, whioh was opened last year (July 27th, 1898,) The situation of the^ GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest view possible, perfect South- est aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulphure, and Chalybeate Heating apparatus good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. ELECTRIC LIGHT. PASSENGERS' LIFT. BILLIARD TABLE. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. AND "GWALIA" UPPER WOBURN PLACE, LONDON. THE QUEEN'S HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. Table D'Hote, 7.30. Boarding Terms fr@m 3 Guineas per Week, or 12s. 6d. per day. THIS Hotel is replete with every modern appliance, and contains Coffee and Dining Rooms, Ladie -M- Drawing Room, Recreation Room, Library, Billiard, and Smoking Rooms, and about one hundred Bedrooms. Having a frontage of 150 feet, all the Public and Private Sitting Rooms face the sea and are Lighted by Electricity. ° W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. BELLE VUE HOTEL ABERYSTWYTH. I (Facing the Sea and close to the Pier.) Is one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales. TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2 £ Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets all Train Tariff on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALMER, Proprietor. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. PONTERWYD. Diolch. Anfonwch newyddion cyffelyb mor ami ag y medroch. LLANFAIR-CLYDOGAU.—Mae y papur hwn ar werth yn yr adal bon yn awr gan Mr D Morgans. The Welsh Gazette Has a larger and much more ex* tensive circulation in Cardigan,, shire than any other paper. This fact is self-evident to all who know the county well, and needs no stereotyped assurance on our part to support it. It is the recognised county paper —officially and popularly. 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NOTES AND COMMENTS. .0 At Newtown, Montgomeryshire, on Sun- day, the Medical Officer of Health discovered two fresh cases of small-pox in a house where infection had existed without having been notified, one of the patients being in the convalescent stage. Speaking in the Rhondda Valley on Mon- day, Mabon," M.P., did not despair of a peaceful settlement of the difficulties in the coal trade. If both sides in the negotiations confined themselves to proposals to place the South Wales miners on a par with ethers in Great Britain, a way could be found without a stoppage of work. A lock-out or strike now would be madness. The magistrates and the owners of licensed houses in Blackburn have jointly adopted a scheme by which fifty licences will be surrendered at the next licensing sessions. If carried through, the net result will be, allowing for other reductions in the interval, that whereas in 1882, with a population of 104,000, Blackburn had 604 licensed houses, now, with a population of 130,000, it will have only 415. Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., utters a note of warning to the public not to be too sanguine in regard to the coal trade negotiations. He points out that an optimistic feeling pre- vailed previous to every one of the great struggles between employers and workmen during the past thirty years, and adds that the masters seem to be taking away with one hand what they are giving with the other. Material modification will have to be made in their terms if trouble is to be averted. The Vicar of Yarmouth, the Earl of Chichester, has been having something to say about the playing of golf on Sunday on the links of Yarmouth. He says he is sorry to hear that the- game is being played more often on the Sabbath, and by those who could if they wished play on week days. He asks whether it is right that the caddies should be encouraged to stay away from church and chapel or Bible class on Sunday. Besides, there is a good deal of Sunday feed- ing at the club house, so that for men's game and pleasure others are kept at work on Sunday. A circular to schoal boards issued by the Board of Education last Monday night points out that under the provisions of the Education Act no further triennial elections of school boards are to be held, and that the term of office of existing members of school boards or of members hereafter appointed to fill casual vacancies will continue until the day to be appointed for the Act to come into operation. Casual vacancies should continue to be filled in the manner directed by the third schedule to the Elementary Education Act, 1876, and all such changes should be notified to the Board of Education as here- tofore. Laudable attempts are being made in Devonshire to revive interest in the former industry of lacemaking The County Council Viae aorrPfwl to the annnintment of a staff "0& u- --('(' teacher to give and organize instruction which will lead to the successful develop- ment of the industry. At least 700 persons are engaged in lacemaking in East Devon, and the committee hope that the revival of the industry will not prove of a mere transitory'hature. They are of opinion that the County Council should lend its aid in fostering and improving an industry which in the past has done so much to afford occupation for a large portion of the work- ing classes.. Mr S. Moss, M.P., addressing a meeting at Ruabon, said the Government Licensing Act would do a great deal more good than either the annexing of the Trans- vaal or of the Orange Free State, inasmuch as the object of the Act was to save life and ameliorate the conditions of thousands of little children up and down the country as well as of our general social life. He described the method of dealing with habitual drunkards as far-reaching, while the establishment of the black list should rejoice the heart of every temperance reformer. The Act was the strongest measure ever passed for stamping out habitual drinking in any particular place, and if it was rightly carried out awl, enforced, and received, as he thought it would receive, the loyal support of magis- trates and police, then they had the means of dting a great deal in the cause of temper- ance throughout the country. At a meeting of the Carmarthenshire County Council's Technical Instruction Committee on Saturday afternoon several letters were read from County Councils and Welsh members of Parliament respecting the proposed Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Wales. With the exception of the communication from Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., they were all favourable to the establishment of the pro- posed Department. It was decided to request the elementary schoolmasters in the mining districts of Carmarthenshire to give the children object lessons in mining, and to organise instruction in poultry-keeping nt different centres, and steps were taken to procure information on the best mode of procedure. —————— Sir Heikry Campbell-Bannerman, speaking in Scotland last week, said that the Liberal party had discovered-if it had ever for- gotten the fact—that the road to success lay in adherence to old principles, and he trusted the lesson had been well learned. Since 1870 they had not had on their side the full fighting force of the Free Church- men, and especially of the ministers. The Education Bill had shown them, however, how great was the risk of having a weak Liberal party and a strong anti-Liberal party, and he believed that would have a very forcible effect in the political events of the future. Having expressed his adherence to the criticisms he had from time to time offered on the war, and the hope that the South African policy would be marked bv scrupulous adherence to the principle of equal- ity, Sir Henry turned to the political future. Th. Liberal party, having seen the necessity of binding itself to the old root principles, would, he hoped, develop and use its strength much more than it had done of late years. He urged the pressing importance of domestic questions. The Liberal party, he added, were keenly in sympathy with the representatives of labour, of whom they had a few in the House of Commons, and if by any arrangement they could have a larger number it would be an enormous advantage. Cardiganshire in 1808 is the subject of an interesting article by "Philip Sidney" this week. An interesting communication on the present position of the agricultural co- operation movement in Cardiganshire is given in another column. "Here is a seasonable conundrum," writes a T:vyside correspondent:—" How and why was Newcastle Emlyn like Egypt last week ? The Prince of Wales, as Chancellor of the Welsh University, has re-appointed Lord Rendel of Hatchlands, a member of the Court of the University of Birmingham for the ensuing five years. At a meeting of the Aberystwyth Town Council on Tuesday it was decided to grant a salary of X 100 to the mayor to meet the cost of entertainments on occasions when the Corporation extend hospitality to dis- tinguished visitors. We note with pleasure that the move- ment to secure a public library for Machyn- lleth is gaining ground. It is almost incredible that a town of the size and importance of Machynlleth has been con- tented so long without an institution of the kind. The matter is one of considerable importance to the inhabitants, and much more rests with them than with anybody else to make the project an accomplished fact. The recent heavy rains have once more emphasized the necessity of a bridge over the river Castell, by Ponterwyd. No end of delay and inconvenience is caused to the inhabitants of that neighbourhood by the periodical floods, such as those experienced during the past few days. We trust that the local member will bring the matter before the County Council at its next meet- ing, and that a substantial bridge will be built at no distant date. The Schoolmaster" calculates that the effect of the Education Bill, recently passed, in the county boroughs of the country will be a rise in the rates in 42 cases in sums varying from Id to 6d in the pound, and a reduction of the rates in 25 cases in sums v rying from Id to 3d. The rLe in the rates would be much greater, and there would not be a reduction in the rates in a single instance were it not that over a million pounds has been granted in aid of the local rates from the Imperial Exchequer. This enormous extra outlay in rates and taxes is made to provide for the Voluntary Schools. We confess, says the Schoolmaster," that we do not altogether appreciate the policy underlying the memorandum to non pro- vided school managers respecting their Trust Deeds and so on which the Board of Education has just issued, and the text of which we give elsewhere. In 1897 when the Voluntary Schools Bill was under dis- cussion, the House was told over and over again by the Government that the formation of Associations for the distribution of the Special-Aid" Grant was to be quite optional. But directly the Bill passed from Parliament to the Department orders of the most peremptory kind were issued calling for the creation of Associations all over the country. And this determination so to work the machinery as to fasten Denomina- tionalism upon the education of the country seems again to have been taken. Evidently, so far as the Board of Education is con- cerned, there is a hand behind the Throne for whether it is Sir George Kekewich or Mr. Morant who sits in the chair of perman- ent office the same policy is pursued. We think, continues our contemporary, the Board of Education is making a great mistake in referring in its first Memorandum either to the Voluntary School Associa- tions," or to the offer of the National Society to furnish forms for the drawing up of new trust deeds. The Act will have a troubled time before it in a number of districts and irritation will only be rendered the more acute if the new Local Authorities become suspicious that any endeavour is being made to fetter the freest possible action between them and the schools they are now to main- tain rand keep efficient out of their local rates. The ease with which many curious things were achieved at Westminster during the last few weeks of the Bill's progress should not lead the Board of Education to imagine that the same sort of thing can be worked off upon great public Local Authori- ties. That way administrative deadlock lies. The general report on the inspection and examination of the county schools of Wales in the year 1902, which has just been issued by the Central Welsh Board, is, as usual, full of statistics and information of the utmost interest to all who are concerned for the welfare of these institutions. These schools are under the charge of 74 head masters and 21 head mistresses. One hundred and ninty-three assistant masters and 200 assistant mistresses are engaged in the schools, which is an increase of 13 of the former and five of the latter as compared with 1901. The number of pupils on the roll of the county schools continues to increase year by year. In 1900 it was 7,445, ill 1901 it was 7,668, in 1902 it had risen to 8,322. All counties showed an increase except Cardiganshire and Mont- gomeryshire. Of the 8,322 pupils, 4,308 were boys and 4,014 were girls. The chorus ot protest against Penrhynism is, says the special correspondent of the Daily News," being taken up all over the country by all sorts and conditions of men and parties. I have reason to believe that when the matter is brought before Parlia- ment next session it will not only be the Welsh, Liberal, and Nationalist members who will support that cause. At least some Conservatives will, unless I am misinformed, denounce Lord Penrhyn's position, which has recently incurred the censure of that high Tory authority The Saturday Review." Time, in short, is not on Lord Penrhyn's side. It brings him but few recruitx. It adds daily to the supporters of the men, and Lord Penrhvn would be well advised if he were to abandon the impossible position of-to quote Mr. Justice Bucknill I won't, because I won't," and discuss things on such a basis as I have 'suggested. If not, he may excite such an agitation as even he has never been called upon to face. But, whether Lord Penrhyn tries concilia- tion or not, one thing is certain. The men are still unconquered. The months may bring them many trials. They bring, as we have seen, few recruits for Lord Penrhyn. At the recent discusssion at the Carlisle Chamber of Agriculture upon the subject of co-operation for farmers, which was intro- duced by Mr Brockholes, the president of the Lancashire Farmers' Association, Mr James Watt, of Carlisle, expressed the view that co-operation should be designed rather to raise the produce of the country than to cut down the cost of farmers' requirements. Co-operation advocates, says Mr James Long, are apt to miss the very point upon which Mr Watt insists, and no man is better able to offer an opinion. Co-operators, laudable as their efforts are, do not appear1 to be able to get beyond a limited pto- gramme, and even Mr Brockholes was cribbed, cabined, and confined by proposals which have now become stereotyped and upon which he did not advance. Surely one of the greatest points which could be debated, and which ought to become a. feature of the co-operative programme, is how to increase the yield of farm produce as well as the price, and the possible work in this direction is so considerable that a pro- gramme might be drawn on this line alone which would eclipse that which is already under trial. Mr Watt's suggestion was not taken up, but it contains the germ of one of the most valuable proposals which relate to British agriculture.
University College of Wales Aberystwyth. CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION. The following is the list of students at Aberyst- wyth Day Training Training College in connection with the certificate examination' 1902 :—Part II.— Third year.—First division—Louis G Alsop, Ernest T Andrews, John W Askew, Robert G Chapman, Wm E Idwards, Joseph F Wood, Harry Lenton, Sydnay Morgan, David M Roberts, John Rowlands, Henry Thomas,. Second division—Joseph G Quayle.—Third division—Wm J Hughes. Second year.—First division—Wm E Evans, Wm P Good- ing, David H Jones, Edmund 0 Lewis, Wm M Lewis, John Nixon, Cyril A Pease, Edgar B Rees, John W Thomas, Thomas G Williams, George V Wilson. Second division—Owen Davies, Thomas Davies, George A Hopper, John L John, Herbert S Loveridge, Edward J Richards, Noel M Smith. Samuel R Thomas, Frederick H Williams. Third division—John E Edwards, Wm B Jones, Joseph Williams. Third year.—First division-Margarita M S Bowden, Hilda M Bradley, Nancy M Copsey, May Foreman, Jane M Gaskell, Catherine M Jones, Edith M Vobes, Mary E Wood. Second year—1st division—Ethel M Allard, Mary E Clement, Elizabeth Cooke, Maggie Dalrymple, Eleanor M Fisher. Elizabeth Frost, Ethel G Griffin, Mary A Housden, Olive M Johnson, Lillian E V Lewis, Maud B Nash, Amanda J Over, Elsie M Peake, Harriett M Pitts, Eva M Redisb, Ellen J Roberts, Susannah Van Raalte, Florence A Waring, Lucy E Waters, Mary Mc Watson, Annie Williams. 2nd Division—Alice M Bishop. Phoebe H Griffiths Ida W Jones, Mary Knoyle, Winifred J Jakeman. 3rd Division—Gwendoline John.
THE NEW DRINK ACT. EVIDENCE is multiplying from day to day of the energetic manner in which the police, in all parts of the country, are putting into operation the provisions of the new Licensing Act that deal with drinking and drunkards. Reports of Police-courts show that the magistrates are black-listing persons who have been convicted more than three times within the past year. In these cases, where the names of the convicted persons are added to the black list," it is noticeable that the magistrates generally ask for particulars of the public houses frequented by such persons in order that the local publicans should be certain to receive information of the convictions, and be on their guard against serving these people during the next three years. In a case which came before the Merthyr Bench on Monday, where a man was fined for drunken- ness and ordered to be put on the black list," the magistrate's clerk pointed out that anyone at Merthyr Vale who supplied the man with drink during the next three years would be liable to a fine of X20. The Birmingham Chief Constable hps issued an announcement that every habitual drunkard convicted is to be the subject of an official publication giving the name, alias, residence, place of business or where employed, with full personal description, particulars of con- viction, and portrait. Every liquor seller is invited to send particulars of any attempt to obtain drink. The first case under the new Act in Cardiganshire was. beard at the old county town on Monday, when two gipsy women were each fined ten shillings and costs for being drunk when in charge of children apparently under seven years. It is to hoped that the Court of Quarter Sessions, which is to meet at Lampeter to-day, will follow the example of similar bodies in Berks and elsewhere and appoint a committee to report on the number, character, and relative position to the population of the different licensed houses in the county. It is argued that the publicans will have a difficulty to comply with the new order of things as they can hardly be expected to recognize the constant tipplers unless they are accompanied by recent photographs. But this difficulty is, we think, considerably exaggerated; for the habitual drunkard, as a rule, moves in a very tsmall circle with a select number of drinking companions, and to a select or selected public house, and these he haunts all hours of the day to get drink and do odd jobs about the public houses. No class of men and women are better known than these drunken public house loafers. They are well-known to the publicans, the trades- men, the neighbours, and the police. It is gratifying to note that the publicans already seem to be fully aware of their responsibilities under the Act, and are exercising care not to serve those wko exhibit signs of inebriation. Time was-and not so long ago-when a local contemporary used to proclaim with much unnecessary vigour and insolence that a reduction in the number of public houses would not mean a reduction in drinking and drunkenness. But that old fallacy has 'been exploded; for to-day a common effort is being made throughout the land to minimise the appalling evils of drink by weeding out as many public houses as possible; and, in this connection, it is only fair to add that many publicans and others interested in the trade willingly join in and help this: noble crusade. The determined and successful efforts made fin Liverpool furnish most convincing proofs of the beneficjal results of reducing the number of licensed houses. At that city a steady reduction in the number of public houses has been followed by a reduction in the strength of the police force and a saving of X8,000 per annum to the ratepayers. Reports of Petty Sessions at Llandyssul, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, and Penrhiwpal which appear in our columns from time to time show that there are ample opportunities to put many provisions of the Act in operation in South Cardiganshire and West Carmar- thenshire. The police, we think, are vigilant and active and it is to be hoped that the magistrates will not be indifferent to the duties of (their offices and their new and increased responsibilities.
WALES AND THE EDUCA- TION ACT. LORD RENDEL'S ADVICE. Lord Rendel has sent to a Montgomery- shire correspondent who asked his opinion as to the policy to be pursued by Welsh Liberals in dealing with the Education Act the following letter — I do not raise bands in holy horror at resistance to the Education Act. But I deny the wisdom of such resistance in Wales. Anti-vaccinationists have through resistance achieved justification by law. For one parent opposed to vaccine lymph, there are a thousand opposed to Catechism lymph. Why should not parental con- science assert itself in the same way in both instances, and with the same effect? How- ever, the cases of England and Wales differ. In England Dissenters are a minority. Repudiation and passive resistance may often be their only alternative to abject surrender. In Wales Nonconformity pre- vails, and to majorities much is possible. If this Act should stir the slumbering man- hood of ancient English Puritanism and renew history, well and good. The like temper meets with unlike conditions in the Principality. There freedom of religion is the well-nigh universal faith. Upou that faith the political emancipation and the national regeneration of Wales in founded. By and for that faith Wales has in leaps and bounds come to a front place in Parliament. It is not for Wales to abdicate in face of any statute that challenges her living and energising principles. No Act can over- throw her altars by covertly picking and stealing stones from them. If you cannot indict a nation, still less can you successfully intrigue against it. What is the occasion of this Act? The failure of the Anglican Church to safeguard the schools which the Act of 1870 gave to that Church. What is the main effect of this Act ? The surrender to the nation ot a share in the ownership ot those same schools. All the rest will prove mere leather and prunella." The leaven of public ownership must in time leaven the entire Act. Every Welsh citizen is now a shareholder in every Welsh elementary school. This share he should by all means take up, whatever the limitations attached to it. That the people of Wales should pay the piper and the Anglicans should call the tune is preposterous. It was the duty of Wales to resist such an iniquitous proposal in Parliament to the uttermost. But now that, in the partnership created by the Act, Wales finds half the plant and all the working capital, do you suppose that Wales on its own territory will be long or largely outvoted by Anglicanism ? The Anglican may be placed by the Act in a majority in the management, if you go by noses, but he will rarely be the best, and never the best-backed man-that is if Wales takes up the working of the Act with the resolution to make the utmost out of it. Au the wot-st the Welshman, if outvoted, -can- not be silenced or lose the footing the Act for the first time gives him in the manage- ment of Anglican schools. Welshmen of ability, courage, and eloquence are at least as plentiful outside -is inside St. Stephen's. With a national system of education their number grows from year to year. It is their common devotion to the causes of education and religion that binds the nation to them and inspires both in public action. I fay, then, that it would be pusillanimous to run away from this Act. 1 trust that Wales will grasp it firmly, and thus capture it. If it were but tenant-right in Anglican schools that the Act gave to Wales, with I care not what reservations, that tenant-right would involve national redemption. Dual owner- ship is half-way surrender, and surrender to the rightful owner alone. It is plain that this measure is expressly aimed at Wales, a.nd is the Tory retort to Welsh Disestablish- ment. In this there larks a penalty. It has already gained for religious freedom in the school such champions as Bishop Percival. It will enlist to Welsh national causes, including Welsh Disestablishment, may a moderate Welsh Churchman. There is no occasion for hysterics, no wisdom in bitterness, and nothing but shortsightedness in repudiation.
PENRHIWPAL. PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Tuesday last, before the Rev R J Lloyd and Dr David Lloyd. DRUNK IN CHARGE.—Wm Jones, Penrhiwpal Uchaf, Llangunllo, carpenter, was charged by D.C.C. Wil- liams with being drunk while in charge of a horse and trap on the highway at Adpar, on Friday, Nov. 28th, 1902.-P.C. David Jones (9), proved the case, and said that the defendant was so much intoxicated that he fell out of the trap and the constable had to "-all a doctor to attend to his injuries. He was fined 5s and costs, and being an old man he was severely reprimanded by the .Bench. SERVING A DRUNKEN PERSON.—Benjamin James, landord of Ye Cilgwyn Arms, Penwalk, was summoned for supplying a bottle containing three half pints of ale to a drunken person named Wm Bowscill, a tramping labourer, on the 26th of December last.- P C. David Jones (9) in his evidence stated that on Friday, December 26th he found a tramp helplessly drunk on the highway about 150 yards from the defendant's house. He had a bottle of ale with him. The defendant's daughter admitted to the constable, that she suppled him with the bottle.—The defendant pleaded leniency, and said he had held the licence for nVvMit 32 years and that was the first time he was summoned before the Bench.—Fined 5s and costs.