ABERDOVEY Trefeddian Hotel.—Preparations are being made to open the new Trefeddian Hotel in the immediate future. Shipping.—The S-S. Countess of Lis- burne put in here for shelter on Monday morning last week,, having failed to enter Aberystwyth Harbour in consequence of the heavy sea running. A' second attempt to enter 611 Tuesday morning proved tutiie and the Captain decided to return to Aberdovey. Obituary.—The death took place or. Wed. nesday December 30th, of Mrs. Jane Owen, €rlanaber House, at the age of 79 years, bhe had been in indifferent health for some Jeais' but the end came somewhat suddenly, as she was in her usual health the day previously. The funeral took place on Monday, and was largely attended, the officiating minister freing the Rev. J. Roberti, B.A. Deceased was a faithful member with the Calvinistic Methodists, was of a quiet disposition, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. She leaves three daughters to n iKOwn their loss, viz., Miss M. Owen, Cop- 0, per Hill Street and Misses E. and Mary Cyfarfod Adioniaiol.-O dan na-.vr]r! Cymdeitbas Bdirwestol y chwiorydd, cynaliwyd cyfarfod adlon. iadol yn yr Assembly Rooms ar No* Oalan. Lly- wyddvryd gan Mr W Jones, Minafon. tra yr arwei- aiau Mr E L Rowlands. A^or.iJ l Mr J Morgan Jones y cvfaxftwl trwy pann "Moroh y Cadben." Yna cafwyd adroddiad Gorsedd gi-as "gan'Miss Owen, Pier House; can Pa rhyw ffordd," Mrs Jlowlands, Tredegar; llythyr goveu ar ddirwest, Mrs FouIkes; can "I fyny fo'r Dud," Mr Hugh Oavie.s; vsgrifonu adiw^an. gorcn r; D 0 Foulkcs ac Amy Foulkes; cyfeirio Cvmrp dicifhr o orsaf y fheiliEuiVul at y llyu D Llewelyn Hugbes; adroddiad, Gair olaf y ganrif," Miss Jennie Jones; can, Fa'her V *'1 upon my arm," S A'lt-iwlmds; rbeynnu paham Y merhoed Rymeryd vr ardvstiad dirwestol, I: Ayiv Owen a Mrs Foulkes; call. Gi£I." Mi Vlorno P Owen adroddiad," Brewer's Danphier." AIAVgfe Foulkes porcu, Owen LI Fivans; can IetI," M'ns Aitlli fiell ,hill dirw«*tol, !.» O. Ms'.ffirte' ac Anv Foidke^ oarol NadoSitr, Mri Fe-t:ti William? a HagU Yu* cofwyd unercuiad auiatrol gan y Llywydd, a tberfynwyd y cyfarfod trwy ganu I ton gynnulleidfaol dan arweiniad Mr David I Hughes. INTERESTING GATHERIN G AT THE INSTITUTE. UNVEILING OF PRINCIPAL ROBERTS' PORTRAIT. One of the largest gatherings of recent years assembled in the Institute last Thurs- day on the occasion of the unveiling of the portrait of Principal Roberts, M.A.. LL. D., a native of the town, which has been pre- sented to the Institute. A large crowd assembled outside the building, for whom no accommodation could possibly be found. Th chair was taken by Mr. Wm. Jones, R.O., and he was supported by Mr. William Jones, C.O.,upon whom had fallen the duty of formally uncovering the portrait; the Revs W. D. Evans, B.A., J Roberts, MA, and G Eyre Evans (" Philip Sidney"). There were also present Capt. Edwards, Messrs. W. Jones Hughes, Ffestin Williams, E. L. Row- lands L. Edwards, late stationmaster; Mrs. Hughes Jones, her husband being prevented from attending by indisposition Messrs G. Williams, W. J. Eves, and many others. The portrait in three quarter life size, and represents Principal Roberts habited in the brilliant robes of a vice-chancellor of the Welsh University. It is a striking likeness, and the artist Miss Buddug Pugh, also a native of Abedovey, is to be congratulated upon the success which has attended her ■efforts. The portrait is one which the In- stitute and the town of Aberdovey may well be proud, and is a fitting companion to the life like portrait owned by the Institute, that of the late Dr. Pugh, also painted by his daughter. The Chairman in opening the proceedings, alluded to the absence of Mr. J. M. Howells, • Craigydon, the president, and Mr. Eves read a letter of regret from him, his absence being due to a prior en- gagement elsewhere. He then called upon "Philip Sidney," who had promised to tell the story of Mervinia's dream, the substance of which will be found in his "usual column this week. At the close the entire aud- ience rose and Mr. William Jones,C.C., by simply pulling a string, caused the curtain to tall, revealing the well-known features of Principal Roberts, The audience inside, supported by those outside, at once joined in singing heartily Auld Lang Syne. Mr. William Jones then said:—I don't know why I have been asked to unveil the portrait of Principal Roberts, but I can say this, that I consider it a great honour, inasmuch as I feel great respect and admiration for him. I have known him since he was a child, and have watched his career through all its stages up to the present day. Every step he has ever taken had been a step upwards, I and now he has reached to a greatheight of fame and service. I beg to congratulate the committee upon their wisdom in bring- ing this matter about; in rendering honour to Principal Roberts, they have rendered honoured to themselves. We all appreciate their work, for Principal Roberts stands very high in the esteem of us all,, he being one of ourselves an Aberdovey boy. He commenced his education at the Aberdovey School, Brynhyfryd, he went afterwards to Penhelig School, and from there to Brynarfor School Towyn. The remaining steps you all know well. I have always admired the effort made by the late Sergeant Rob- erts, his father, to secure for his son the best education, and also the great care tak- en by his mother to educate him at home, and to form the high moral and religious character which Wales admires to-day. In his high station Principal Roberts has not forgotten his debt to his parents. It is a striking coincidence that Principal Roberts' portrait faces that of Dr. Pugh, and both adorn the walls of the room where Dr. Pugh preached for many years, and where also Principal Roberts commenced his religious life, and at the age of fourteen preached his first sermon. Both portraits were also pain- ted by the same hand, that of Miss Budding Pugh, Dr. Pugh's daughter I hope that this portrait, standing here before our eyes, may be the means of rousing the young men of Aberdovey to walk in his ways, and to strive to their utmost to attain a station in life worthy of the great talents which many of them undoubtedly possess (applause.) Captain, Edwards followed in a racy, hum- orous speech, redolent of salt and the sea, ,which was received by the audience with much pleasure. Mr. E. L. Rowlands, speaking in Welsh, alluded to the long connection of Principal alluded to the long connection of Principal Roberts with their town, and the value which hiaexample was to all in their midst, espec- ially the young men to follow. The Rev. J. Roberts spoke with much effect upon the esteem in which Principal Roberts was held as the head of the Uni- versitv of Wales. and of the important Dart he was playing in moulding the characters of those who would be called upon to play their parts in the future. The Rev. Tecwyn Evans also spoke of the affection entertained by all who had come under the sway of Principal Roberts' per- sonality, and trusted the day was long dis- tant when Aberystwyth would lose from her midst, his presence and his work. The Rev. W. D. Evans spoke of the value of Principal Roberts' work in many direc- tions, not the least being that bearing upon the great question of temperance. All the speakers had some personal reminiscences to give, which were much relished by the gathering. Philip Sidney" was called upon by the Chairman to say a few words more particu- larly in this matter, he having known Prin- cipal Roberts from the time of 1875, when they toured the neighbourhood and formed a friendship which had existed from that time to this. He spoke of the object lesson afforded by the intense love and respect shown by Principal Roberts to his mother, who it was hoped, would long live to rejoice in the high position attained by her son,, a position which, had he lived, his father, Superintendent Roberts, would have rejoic- ed to see. On the motion of the Chairman, and sec- onded in a racy speech, full of wit and fun by Mr. W. Jones Hughes, a vote of thanks, in no mere formal way, was accorded to Miss Pugh for her work and for the way in which she had with such loyalty to her native town met the committee in their efforts to place this portrait in their midst. On the motion < £ f the Rev. W. D. Evans. seconded by Mr. Ffestin Williams, the thanks of the meeting were accorded to Philip Sidney," who, in responding, moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman add to Mr Gwilym Williams, on whose shoulders had fallen the labours of arranging one of the most success- ful meetings of recent, years. The audience dispersed after heartily sinking the Welsh and English National Anthems. The por- trait can now be seen hanging on the Insti- tute wall, and is well worthy the inspectioc of all who will cfill to see it.
ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT AND BANKRUPTCY OFFENCES. Max Frank, aged thirty, residing at Rossy Longen, Donegal, Ireland, was brought up, on remand, at Bow-street Police-court, London, on Saturday, for extradition on charges of embezzle- ment and obtaining goods by false pretences in Germany. The accused was arrested at his mansion on the outskirts of Donegal, where he had been living the life of a country gentii-maii of unlimited means. He kept his horses ar.d carriages, occa- sionally played the church organ, and is said to have been n. subscriber to public charities. His arrest caused no little surprise to the residents in the neighbourhood where he was living. The Tipstaff from the High Court was in attend- ance with a warrant for the arrest of the accused for offences under the bankruptcy laws in this country. Mr. Osborn said he appeared on behalf of the trustee in bankruptcy in England of the prisoner. There was also a warrant against him at the Bankruptcy Court for not surrendering, and the oificials were very anxious to have him there for the purpose of this examination. He thought the magistrate had no powt-r to deal with the matter, but the police had taken possession of certain money and ('or-nmr-nts from the accused, and he wished to make it known that Jw, on behalf of the trustee, a claim to those documents, and that if the. magistrate had the power he should like an order for them to be given up to the trustee. Mr. Wilson. :>n of the delendant, raised no objection, hut S:r AHvrt de Rut/en advised Mr. Osborn to go to Scotbmd-yard and see the officer in i charge of the As no p.-peiss had arrived yet a further remand was direcfcf.ci.
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CONFESSION BY TORTURE. I SHOCKING STORY FROM RUSSIA. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Morning Advtrtistr sends corroboration of the story of the torture of a servant-girl in the village of Nikolskoe- Goubinovo, in the province of Orel. The details are authentic, their truth having been established by official documents. The wife of the pastor of the Orthodox Church missed a sum of sixteen roubles on returning from the service with her husband. She suspected her servant, a girl named Golovine, and the latter was threatened with arrest. But during the evening service a friend of the pastor, a j-eputedly cruel man, went to question the girl. She energetically denied that she had stolen the money. The man then tried to extort a confession by torture. lie suspended her from the ceiling by one leg. The rope was so arranged that lie could pull her up to the veiling, then let her fall heavily to the ground. The girl's strength became exhausted, and she confessed that she had stolen the money, and had concealed it under a heap of straw. But the money was not found in the place indicated, the girl declaring that she had confessed from fright. The torturer resumed operations. This time he conceived the diabolical plan of pull- ing out the girl's hair. Doctors afterwards stated that the bare places on her head, covered with blood, were the result of this ill-usage. Again Golovine confessed. This time she said she had sent the money to her father. Her father was sent for, and girl implored him to, pay the money, which she declared she had not stolea, and so put an end to the torture inflicted upon her. But her father could not raise the money. The girl was. then shut up in the kitchen, stripped of her clothing, and mercilessly flogped until she lost consciousness. The torturer then suggested that hot irons should be applied to her flesh, but was prevented from putting his fiendish idea into operation. While this torture was being inflicted th' pastor's wife sat in a neighbouring room, unmindful of the groans and supplications of the victim. Taken back to prison, the girl was left three days without food. She became so feeble that, believing herself at the point of dHi,th, she requested that the sacrament be administered to her. But the pastor, her master, would not go to the prison unless a carriage was sent for him. W lien, at last, he went to the prison, liw questioned the girl concerning the tlwft with pitiless persist- ence. The details of this revolting case of torture finally came to the knowledge' of the authorities, ordered an inquiry into the affair. But the local police were friends of the pastor, and nothing came of the investigation.
A MATLOCK MYSTERY. A sensational development is reported from Matlock to have taken place in regard to a murder mystery which has been an unsolved problem for twelve years. On the eve of Good Friday, 1892, Mrs. Morrall, wife of a wealthy Quaker gentleman, was shot dead. The murderer approached Balmoral, their villa residence at Matlock, with a gun, which he placed against the window pane, and fired. The charge entered Mrs. inlorrall's head as she sat read- ing by the fireside. An attempt was then made to burn the body. but the murderer, evidently dis- turbed, decamped, leaving no clue. Presumably the murderer escaped from Matlock by train. The object of the crime has never been elucidated. A bookcase had been broken open, yet nothing was missed. The husband of the deceased, aged seventy- seven years, was asleep upstairs at the time. He was awakened by the noise, and, going downstairs, found that his wife had been shot. He survived the murdered lady a few weeks only. A report has just been received at Matlock that the murderer has died at Manchester, and that he has communicated a confession as follows: "I shot Mrs. Morrall, at Matlock, and it has brought me to this, my deat I). I did it for money." It appears that the confession had been circulated by corre- spondence, and that it is accepted as a final solu- tion of the mystery. The identity of the confessed murderer is, however, withheld, and the police have no further details to hand.
A rejro being treated for sleeping sickness atone of the Parisian hospitals has died, and the body will be examined with a view to throwing some light oa the strange disease. Vice-Chancellor Chatterton, who is retiring from the Irish Bench, on which he has sat since 1667, was sworn in as a Lord Justice for the Government of Ireland during the absence of Viceroys no fewer than ninety times. While ringing one of the bells at Silchester (Hants) parish church, Mr. John Goddard was caught by the rope, lifted ap, and dropped among the seats in the building. Fortunately, though much bruised, no bones were broken. Three months' imprisonment was the sentence passed on William Brown, a private of the 4th Northumberland Fusiliers, stationed in Dublin, for stealing one Indian and two South African, medals from another private in the same regiment. Fifty-six persons, including all the women and children, have been drow-ned in a shipwreck &n the coast of British Columbia, despite gallant efforts to save their lives.
FIVE TIMES WIDOWED. Mme. Schmutz, still only twenty-seven years of age, has been married to her sixth husband, a German engineer. She has had a remarkable matrimonial career. Born at Milan, the daughter of a well-to-do tradesman, says the Mirror, she went with her husband, a Frenchman, to Paris. He died, and a year later she married an English- man, with whom she went to Bristol. The second husband was killed in a carriage accident. Some time after, one of his friends, an American, pro- posed and was accepted. The lady then went with him to New York, where she spent three happy years: but misfortune seemed to follow her, and again she was left a widow. On her return voyage to Europe a Russian commercial traveller fell m love with her, and the couple were married soon after at Lille. But hardly had she reached Odessa, her new husband's home, when he caught typhoid fever and died. While returning to Milan the lady was wooed and won by a school friend, who was killed in a mountain accident six months later. During the next two years the much-tried but attractive woman refused three offers of marriage, but finally she accepted the German to whom she has just been quietly married on the Swiss-German frontier.
CHIPS OF NEWS. In the village of Wrought.on, near Swindon, with > population of 4,000 people, there was not a single ltarial during the last quarter of 1903. Two sisters died in Liverpool on S;:turd?v within a few hours of each other, oue being killed by falling downstairs and the other by shock. British wheat sold last week at an average price of 26s. 6d. per quarter, being an increase < f Is. 7d. over the price in the corresponding week of 1903. Across fifteen miles of fields and bogs the Limerick police chased a man, who was subse- quently caught and remanded on charges of high way robbery and assault. There were 134 failures in England and Wales last week, this being eleven fewer than in the corre- sponding week of last year. When one-third of the way across the Royal 'Border Bridge, Berwick, the leading engine or a tnain was derailed through the buffer failing on to the metals. No one was seriously injured. In over thirty years a High Wycombe postman, who has just been peasioned, walked more than 150,000 miles; and a Watford postnnan has covered in thirty-eight years 309,000 miles. John Lomas, who was arrested at Swindon for alleged drunkenness, and wfiAse wife is stated to be the headmistress of a London school, was found to be ill, and died two hours after his apprehension. Aaron Berlins, a Russian Jew, died while on his way to the Synagejrue, and at the inquest at White- chapel his wife said that during the three years he had been in England he bad done no work. Cardinal Taughan's executors have presented his robes to St. Edmund's College, Old llall, Bishop Stortford, where they have been placed in a case near those of Cardinal Manning and Casdinal Wiseman. Sir A. E. Havelock, Governor of Tasmania, has resigned, owing to the state of his health. The Royal Indian Marine ship Clive has left Bombay for Durban with 498 repatriated Hoers. lately prisoners at Ahmednagar, Ceylon. Massachusetts Democrats have unanimously endorsed the candidature of Mr. Oiney for the Presidency of the United States. During a football match at Glasgow between Celtic and Airdrieoniahs, Watson, of Celtic* had his leg broken. Dickson, of Dnndee, whilst playing at Glasgow against Queen's Park* also bad a leg broken. Alfred Banks, coan^srcul traveller, ef Bast Ham, died at Bedford Hospital from injuries received by being knocked down by a train at Bedford station. A verdict of death from misadventure was returned at the iliquett. I The relations of the victims of the Iroquois Theatre (Chicago) fire held a meeting on Saturday to decide upon taking concerted action in order to establish the responsibility for the disaster, and to obtain the punishment of any persons found guilty of criminal negligence. At a meeting of the Liverpool St. Nicholas Build- ing Society, it was reported that the manager had absconded after an alleged career of falsification extending over eighteen years. The directors had been misled by alleged forgeries. The total defal- cations were said to be £ 7,200. As a result the affairs of the society, it is believed, will be wound up. Colonel Lord Binning, who withdrew his candi- dature for East Lothian, owing to the state of his health, has been ordered abroad immediately by his medical advisers. An elderly woman, named Mary Renney, was, at j the Westminster Police-court, sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for steal- ing altar rail cloths and other property from the Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral. The accused bad been previously convicted of burglary. Sir Ralph Littler, the Chairman of the Middlesex Quarter Sessions, in addressing the Grand Jury, referred to the Poor Prisoners' Defence Act, and expressed the opinion that it was a useless and mischievous measure. A theatre fire at Grosswardein, in Hungary, which w I broke out on Saturday night, was happily soon extinguished, but it was afterwards found that all the. emergency exits of the theatre were closed, and all the keys missing. Repetition of the Kurdish massacres at Sassoun, Asia Minor, in 1894, are feared by the Armenians; 1,000 of whom have armed themselves and are ready under a leader. Arbitration is becoming almost as lengthy a, business as war. The Venezuelan Arbitration Tribunal has postponed the giving of its decision till the end of next month. In order to suppress the veto at Papal elections, the Pope, it is said, will introduce a rule that every Cardinal must take an oath never to exercise in the name of the Government of his country the right to veto at any conclave. The new Licencing Act has had a remarkable effect in reducing the number of arrests for drunkenness in Glasgow. A little fire in the basement of the New York Stock Exchange-buildings on Saturday resulted in an unusual form of damage. Slight harm was done to the building itself, but 2,000 telegraph wires were burnt out, and business seriously dislocated. The recently-opened electric tramways at Bath have opened their accident record by killing a horse. A car dashed down a hill furiously, and, colliding with two caal waggons, killed one horse and injured two others. The passengers were uninsured. The tendon County Council purpose giving notice to the owners of free shelters for the homeless to provide proper mattresses and to discontinue the double and multiple bunks within a year. Prince Arthur of Connaught, who was invalided home from South Africa, has arrived in England, with his health much improved by the voyage. Mr. Arthur Lee, M.P., Civil Lord of the Admiralty, has left London on an official tour of inspection of the naval works at Malta and Gibraltar. Mme. Antoinette Sterling, the well known oratorio singer, has died at her residence at Hampstead. The crew of the Norham, which went ashore on the Lincoln coast, remained on the wreck for twenty-eight hours in the cold and fog, until, despairing of their signals being seen, they took to the boats and were picked up by a French tug. Mr. W. B. Smiles, son of the author of "Self- Help," has died in the club room of the County Down Golf Club while dressing for golf. He was managing director of the Belfast Rope Works Com- pany, with which he has been connected for over a quarter of a century. After forty-six years, the Chatham Army and Navy Veterans' Association has obtained for, the widow of an Indian Mutiny veteran her husband's share of the Lucknow prize-money. A Bronze Age urn, containing the ashes of a human being, has been dug up near Kenyon HaW, and sent to the Warrington Museum. The burial mound from which it was taken dates back to 500 33. c. Some vigorous letters which passed between the Duke of Devonshire and Mr. Chamberlain disclose the threatened dissolution of the Liberal-Unionist Association. Three bodies, supposed to be those of aeronauts blown out to sea in the balloon Lusitane, have been washed ashore near Ferrol, says a Lisbon despatch. William Hollowav, aged sixty-two, who was sentenced at the Middlesex Sessions to eight years' penal servitude for burglary, has been sentenced six times to a total of forty-two years' imprison- ment since 1864. Baron and Baroness Vonhort of Cobourg have been robbed at San Francisco of jewels valued, it is stated, at 10,000dol, A terrible explosion of dynamite has occurred at Guadajura, Mexico, in one of the mines. Twenty men were killed and forty injured.
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Mervinia's Dream. BY "PHILIP SIDNEY." £ Being the substance of a sTory told in the Aberdovey Institute, on the occasion of 1 the unveiling of the portrait of Principal T. F. Roberts, M.A., LL.D., a native of the town.] It was Christmas Eve, 1903, and the des- acted church of Llwyngwril with its exten- sive burial ground were illuminated by the moon's brilliant rays. All was still, not a sound, save that of the playing waves on the adjacent shore. The forsaken interior of the old building was as Usual. There was the altar Table with the fragments of fal- len memorial stones piled upon it; there were the stiff backed benches still carrying -On then? .ho names of their former occu- PUts there was. the parish chest; there were the remains of the- screen; and aloft Tot hung the silent bet!. To the porch came Mervinia's spirit. She was weary with ner long walktover the Via Occidentalis and Sarn Helen, and so fell asleep; and lo! she dreamed. She had not visited the shire since the far distant day when first she had known it, immediately after the Roman Conquest. Before her, in dream land, passed many subsequent events. "Ieuan Dyvi" had sung his bardic songs in the early Part of the fifteenth century, and left the county the better for his pre- sence. Brave Owen Glyndwr had seized Harlech Castle in 1404, only for it to be retaken four years later by the invading English- man, from across Offa's Dyke. Two cen- turies more had fled, and Mervinia saw be- fore her the stirring events again enacted at Harlech, when the Castle fell, in March, 1647, to General Mytton, in charge of his parliamentary force. The noble ruins, on their crag- rock summit; she had passed in her progress to Llwyngwyril. Murder and robbery did Mervinia see in 1655. terrible bragedy;-when Lewis Owen Esquire, of Llwyn, nigh unto Dolgelly Vice-Chamberlain and Baron of the Excheq- uer, was, in foul manner, done to death on the high road by a band of pillaging maur- auders; as he was making his way to the Great Assize at Montgomery. Before her eyes came too many events which had told in the advancement of hu- man progress and learning. She saw other bands of lusty men also working on the roads but this timein honest toil, and watched in her dream, the gangs of labourers, cutting and making the road 'twixt Pennal, Aber- dovey and Towyn, in 1827. Gradually trav- ellers and pack horses, post boys and oockle laden women had forsaken the rock- hewn Roman road by Dyfi's bank, and the tortuous one through the "Happy Valley," for the new and level one. Then in orderly procession before her vis- ion came the making of yet another road, this time one of rail and of iron; the leap- ing 01 river Dyfi with a drawbridge; the giving of honest evidence by honest Roger," in the House of Commons; the rise and fall of a great hotel; the invasion of Jesuits; yes r all these did she review in her mind's ye. And then came the starting of a Literary Institute at Aberdovey, modest at first, but gradually gaining more and more strength as it neared the year of its majority; its rooms resorted too by old and young alike, there to find instruction and relaxation. And before her too, as Mervinia peered .into the near future, she sa wthe early Institute building vanish, and in its place, on the other side of the promenade, rise a more suitable one, with its top-lighted picture gallery, and its class rooms for technical instruction and the like. Its Library shelves were laden with the best thought of the world's master minds; its weather recording instruments were the finest that could be got; and its membership comprised every man, woman, boy and girl in Aberdyfi. She saw a great school at Towyn progress by leaps and bounds, with a large number of its scholarships annually grasped by the Aberdyfi lads and lasses. Peering still into the early years of the twentieth century she saw an open promen- ade along Dyfi's bank from the wharf to Penhelig with its trees glorious on the bank between the road and high water mark. The DId Institute had gone, mean cottages, and wooden sheds, alike all had vanished under the wand of an active Council, leaving in their stead a tree-lined, and seat-dotted esplanade, to which visitors and residents resorted with great joy. And then, as midnight struck, and her dream was ending, there came before her a long procession of men and women; natives and foreigners alike, all bent on working harmoniously for the promotion of the com- mon good, all seeking to further the best interests of the body-politic; and lo! a little child looked up at the portraits on the 111- stitute walls, and said Mother, who are these"? and the answer came, "Men and women who loved their native place, and tried to leave it better than they found it: see that thou, my child, art worthy of them." Mervinia had dreamed, her spirit vanished and Llywngwril porch knew her no more.
CHURCH ARMY NOTES. fl. R. H. the Princess of Wales has once more testified in a practical manner her appreciation of the work doae by the Church Army. She has sent, from the Princess Mary Memorial Guild, no fewer than 458 garments for the very poor under the society's care, including clothing for men, women Red children. A-convict who, according to his own account, had not done an honest day's work for twenty years, was recently discharged to the Church Army on the completion of his last sentence. He has come to the conclusion that crime does not pay. During his career this man has made a good deal of money in one way or another, particularly on one occasion, when a jewel robbery brought him in £ 500; but the money never stayed with him or did him any good. For him, as for hundreds of others every year, the Church Army has found steady work, and tlwre seems to be every prospect of his becom- ing a respectable character. Some little time ago the Church Army helped an unfortunate man "down on his luck" to obtain a situation, and provided him with clothes to enable him to take it. This man called at the offices of the society in London a few days ago, and gave a donation of 5s., as a recognition of the help he had received in his time of need not a very large sum, but still a substantial slice out of a small weekly salary.
I —mmmmm——g——— II CcloaiAlGífl IBEMErrrs THE WORLD I VTERESTING AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY■ 1 CRY made a few years back in Australia—from which not only the mother country but the whole S now benefiting—reveals the importance of the observation of little things. Charles Forde (the ientist) read with deep interest how the natives of that great continent kept themselves practically M ase by use of the vegetable products of the native forests and fields. This was a little thing S it had an important bearing upon the scientist's work. Why could not these same roots and M <e t herbs be prepared and used by modern men? If they kept Kf' one race free from decease, why not let them rid modern if races of tbe diseases so prevalent in every civilised country;? did keep the people who used them free from U disease was vouched for by the great Captain Cook, who, in natives) any appearance of disease or bodily complaint, or eruption of the skin. Very Old men, without hair^and teeth, showed ^the implements of modern scientific research, sought for that reason ^9 V* amongst the rich profusion of Australian herbs, which had been the K 1 i Hk sole medicines of the natives. After years of research his investigations were crowned with success, and he found himself the vfr'' j/ t J V" happy discoverer of a vegitable substance which acted on the liver ||ji °r £ est*ve orSans differently and in a better way than any ra\m medicine known. The best laboratories, the most modern plant' Wu| J I and all that science dictated as being best for tbe purpose i| //j/^ J j' y VS were requisitioned in the compounding of this substance s|| } If into convenient medicine form, and the result of it all was LWfwas compounded in the form of small beans, which, being 2^ unequalled in their operation npon the liver and its secretion of bile, were called Bile Beans." Being the product of modern scientific research, Bile Beans are thoroughly up-to. fdate. They do not merely purge, give temporary relief only, lj *y and leave the patient weakened, like the out-of-date, so-called remedies of forty and fifty years ago, which contain probably A aloes, mercury, and other harmful drugs. Bile Beans, with- it, Uz&ttgipr* out the slightest discomfort, prompt the liver and digestive q Nature's normal way, leaving those organs strengthened and stimulated to continue the performance of thont further assistance. They produce a gentle action on the bowels, curing or preventing constipation, cleansing nd ridding the system of all itr parities. Do not be misled by claims of half a hundred pills in the bos, where pro- H ix constitute a dose, and the doses cannot be discontinued. ONE BILE BEAN IS ONE DOES. They can be fter the cure is effected; they tre purely vegetable; they do'not contain any harmful drugs; and they are the ILY MEDICINE. So widely is their superiority over the older remedies acknowledged that more than three- lillion doses are now taken dai'y. Beans for ■■ PHes, Colds, rs have HO remtyly that' they will forward Bile iJeatiH Free and a tfiok oil hive Ailments, if yo« send with lover return postage), the Useds. -rhere must be some reason for this, and Chas. Forde, armed with ^the implements of modern scientific research, sought for that reason ^9 V* amongst the rich profusion of Australian herbs, which had been the K 1 i Hk sole medicines of the natives. After years of research his investigations were crowned with success, and he found himself the vfr'' j/ t J V" happy discoverer of a vegitable substance which acted on the liver ||ji °r £ est*ve orSans differently and in a better way than any ra\m medicine known. The best laboratories, the most modern plant' Wu| J I and all that science dictated as being best for tbe purpose i| //j/^ J j' y VS were requisitioned in the compounding of this substance s|| } If into convenient medicine form, and the result of it all was perfect medicine of modern times. This medicine LWfwas compounded in the form of small beans, which, being 2^ unequalled in their operation npon the liver and its secretion of bile, were called Bile Beans." Being the product of modern scientific research, Bile Beans are thoroughly up-to. fdate. They do not merely purge, give temporary relief only, lj *y and leave the patient weakened, like the out-of-date, so-called remedies of forty and fifty years ago, which contain probably A aloes, mercury, and other harmful drugs. Bile Beans, with- it, Uz&ttgipr* out the slightest discomfort, prompt the liver and digestive q Nature's normal way, leaving those organs strengthened and stimulated to continue the performance of thont further assistance. They produce a gentle action on the bowels, curing or preventing constipation, cleansing nd ridding the system of all itr parities. Do not be misled by claims of half a hundred pills in the bos, where pro- H ix constitute a dose, and the doses cannot be discontinued. ONE BILE BEAN IS ONE DOES. They can be fter the cure is effected; they tre purely vegetable; they do'not contain any harmful drugs; and they are the ILY MEDICINE. So widely is their superiority over the older remedies acknowledged that more than three- lillion doses are now taken dai'y. Beans for ■■ PHes, Colds, rs have HO remtyly that' they will forward Bile iJeatiH Free and a tfiok oil hive Ailments, if yo« send with lover return postage), the Useds. i i i. Public Notice. J: TREGARON. 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The one of the most reasonable and comfortable Family and Commercial Hotels in Wales TABLE D'Hote, 6-30. Boarding Terms from 2t Guineas per week, or 9s. per day. 'Bus meets a Train Tariff on Application to the Manageress. W. H. PALMER. Proprietor. TALBOT HOTEL, MARKEr STREET, ABERYSJ WYTII Well known for its Home Comforts. wwrrLY 4.V3 CO.vitfSROlAL. EIOISL derthe ement of a well knowMaaageress of many years*esiperiqnoe in Li ( The HOTEL possesses the BEST and LARGEST BILLIARD ROOM IN TOWN. THREE NEW TABLES by Messrs. Thos. Padmore and Sons, Birmingham. The Billiard Room is well ventilated, Lighted Electricity, and Fitted with all the Newest Appliances. E. JONES, Proprietress. TERMINUS 1HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTB THE liotei is now under new management. It is .itua -e clf" to the Station and is the most ceovanien JL Hotel in Town for Travellers and others. It has reo.p»tly been enlarged and is now replete with Aery modern convenience and is lighted ',urougbaui witu the Electric Light. 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